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The Daily Dispatch: December 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], More evidences of the
Lincoln Tyranny in Maryland. (search)
Morning session. Thursday, Dec. 5, 1861. The Convention was opened with prayer by the Rev. Burwell Spurlock, delegate from Wayne county. Mr. Gro W. Randolph submitted an ordinance authorizing the branch banks at Pearisburg and Jeffersonville to issue small notes. Read three times, and passed. The amended Constitution. The Convention proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day — the Bill of Rights and Constitution, as amended and revised by the committee. The Bill of Rights had been amended so far as to restore some of the original features of the "George Mason" Constitution, which were adopted without further alteration. The Constitution was then voted upon by articles. Mr. Garnett moved to reconsider the vote by which the 19th section was adopted, with a view to substitute a provision that no slave shall be emancipated after the adoption of this Constitution. Lost — ayes 34, noes 48. Several amendments were proposed and rejected.
The Daily Dispatch: December 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Coward in Breeches and a Heroine in Petticoats. (search)
State Convention. [The Convention on Thursday night amended the Schedule so as to designate the second Thursday in March, 1862, as the time for voting upon the question of ratification or rejection, and adopted the first to the ninth sections thereof inclusive.] Friday, Dec, 6, 1861. The Convention was opened with prayer by the Rev. Burwell Spurlock, delegate from Wayne county. Mr. Speed offered a resolution, which was adopted, instructing the Committee on Confederate Relations to report what action has been taken with respect to resigned officers of the U. S. army and navy. Executive Communication. A Communication was received from the Governor transmitting an Engineer's report, which was laid upon the table and ordered to be printed. Disloyal Members. The report of the committee expelling Caleb Boggess and Sherrard Clemens, was called up, but the chairman of the committee being absent, no action was taken thereon. The Schedule. The Conve