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the workmen to have it executed with despatch. My deceased uncle under. took this duty.

They then resolved, that the constitution should be published at the Court House, in Kingston, on Tuesday morning, then next ; of which the committee of Kingston were notified. This duty was performed by Robert Benson, the other secretary, from a plat-form erected on the end of a hogshead, VicePresident Cortlandt presiding. From this time to the 8th of May, the Convention were occupied for the public safety. On that day, they promulgated their ordinance for organizing and establishing the government, having in the mean time filled up provisionally the offices, necessary for the execution of the laws, distribution of justice, and holding elections."

INDEX.

A.

on the elective franchise,
APPOINTING POWER.

358, 363,366
committee on,

38

op the legislative depart-
report of,

159)
ment,

409
discussion of, 296, 356, 378-398,478-487. apreches of, on the judiciary,

613, 654
certain parts of the subject referred BROOKS, MR.

back to a select committee, 484 remarks of, on the revisory power, 78
report of,

539

on the appoioting power, 323
debate upon,

540-544 BURROUGHS, MR.
review of,

584—602 remarks of, on the appointing power, 343
ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE,

on bill of rights,

165
as reported by the select committee, 652

on the elective franchise,
as adopted,

658

See Appendix,
AMENDMENTS, FUTURE,

BUEL, MR.
committee upon this subject

38 remarks of, on the executive depart.
report of,

204)
ment, (parduos,)

125
discussion of

291—294 speech of, on Governor's term of ser.,
review of,
553

?151
adoption of,

294 remarks of, on bill of rights, 163. 185
ATTORNEY GENERAL,

speeches of, on the elective franchise,
to be appointed by the Legislature,

239, 365
and for three years,

3951

on the appointing power,
APPENDIX,

303, 329, 350
close of the volume.

on the legislative depart.
B.

ment,

441
BACON, EZEKIEL,

proposition of, relative to senale dis-
speech of, on Mr. Dodge's amendment, tricts, lost,

476
relative to the revisory power, 118 speeches of, on the judiciary, 511, 529, 606
-, on the elective franchise, 284, 366, 369

c.
-, on the appointing power, 345 CONSTITUTION
proposition of, relative to sepale dis of the State of New-York, of 1777,
tricts, suggested, 401-introduced, as amended,

659
415_lost,

419 five thousand copies of, to be printed
speeches of, on the Legislative Depart. and distributed,

657
ment, 413, 422, 425, 427, 453,459 CONVENTION,
second proposition of, relative to sen act recommending the,
ate districts, introduced and lost, 466

amendments thereto,
remarks of, relative to electing sheriffs 644 meeting of,
speech of, on giving uis final vote, 656

members of,

27
BACON, JOHN F.

CHAPLAINS,
chosen secretary of the convection, 29 directed i be employed,

29
BIRDSEYE, MR.

COMMITTEE
appointed to canvass the votes for Pre of thirteen, appointed to bring forward
sident,

281 the business of the Convention,
remarks of, on the bill of rights, 165/ report of,

35
proposition of, op ibe elective' frap of thirteen, appointed upon the subject
cbise, lost,
290) of'senale districts,

478
proposition of, excluding members of report of,

498
the Senate and Assembly from all to arrange the amendments, and re-
offices, 524, carried,

425 cominend the mode in which they
proposition of, relative to entails, lost, 580 shall be submilled 10 the people, and
proposition of relative 10 the clergy

their report,

625
holdiog certaio offices, lost, 584 discussion of their report, 625-628
BRIGGS, MR.

adoption of the report,

628
remarks of, on the Governor's term of of three, to consolidate the amend.
service,

ments with what remaigs of the
on the bill of rights, 169, 172 old constitution,

627
on ibe appointing power,
353 their report,

630

[graphic]

145, 149

E.

655

debate upon apd revision of, 640-657

on the appointment ofijustices, Sax
report of same coidmittee on the ninth remarks of, on legislative depart.
article,

651
ment,

404, 466
dehate upon, and adoption of, 651-652

on the law of libels,

489, 495
COUNCIC OF REVISION,

speech of, on lotteries,
commiiee on,

38
on the judiciary,

621
report of,
debate "pon,

44-121 THE EXECUTIVE,
adoplion of,

121

department of, and committee upon, 33
review of,

545
report upon,

86
COUNCIL OF APPOINTMENT,

discussion of, 123–163, 173—178
abolished,

296

review of, and debale upon, 546-553
CONSTITUTION

EDWARDS, MR.
in general, committee on,

38

remarks of, on resolution respecting
report of,

417

pay of members,
referred io committee of the whole on

speech of, on the revisory power, 53
the legislative department, 417 remarks of, on the pardoning power,
CHRISTIAN RELIGION,

125, 127
debates upon,

462_464, 574—577 speech of, on governor's term of sero
CENSUS,

vice,

154
to be taken in 1825,

526

remarks of, on the elective franchise, 281
COMPTROLLER.

speeches and remarks of, on the apo
to be appointed by the legislature, for
three years,

pointing power, in the various dis.
395

cussions, 311, 324, 343, 379, 481, 513
COURT OF PROBATE,

on the legislative department,
proceedings in relation to

405, 420, 422, 444, 461
CÀNTINE AND LEAKE,

on the judiciary, 522,529,534
appointed printers to the convention, 31

569
CARPENTER, MR.

speech of, on lotteries,

proposition of, for an additional judge,
proposition of, relative to the judi.

(lost,).

653
ciary,

5961
discussion of,

653655
adoption of,

624 EASTWOOD, MR.
CLARKE, K.

reinarks of, on the elective franchise,
speech of, on the elective franchise,

213, 579
(coloured voters,)

186

on the legislative departmeal, 452
reniarks of, on legislative department, 421

F.
on lotteries,

571
on militia duty, (conscien-

FAIRLIE, MR.
tious scruples)

579

remarks of, on the elective franchise,
speech of, on the judiciary,
602

183, 364

411
CRAMER, MR.

on legislative department,
speech of, on Governor's term of ser.

on governor's term of service, 551
vice,

138
op tbe elective franchise,

235 GARDINER, SAMUEL S.
remarks on the appointing power, 324 chosen secretary of the convention,
on lolleries,

568

GOVERNOR.
D.

his term of serviee fixed at two years, 158
DODGE, MR.

reconsidered, and fixed at one year, 177
amendinent of, on the revisory power,

revision of the subject, and debate

546-552
(lost,)

upon,
116

551
remarks of, on bill of rights,

164
his term again fixed at two years,

H.
speeches of, on the appointing power,

324, 354, 541, 597 HISTORICAL
remarks of, on legislative department,

recollections, relative to the conven-

tion of 1771,-See APPENDI I.
proposition of, relative to pay of mem-

HOGEBOOM, MR.
bers of the legislature, 441, adopled, 442

speech of, on the revisory power, 97
remarks of, on the law of libels, 499, 494

on the governor's term of service, 148
proposition of, relative to the judici-

his amendment on legislative de pari-

525
ary, (lost,)

meni,

215
speech of, on lotteries,

566

remarks of, on the appointing power, 350
on militia duty, (conscien.

on lotteries,
tious scruples,)

579 HALLOCK, MR.
motion of, relative to district attor-

remarks of, on legislative department, 190
597

1.
nies, (lost,)
DUER, MR.

INTRODUCTION.
remarks of, on resolution respecting

J.
pay of members,

38, 40 JUDICIARY.
speech of, on the revisory power,

104 committee on,
remarks ol, on bill of rights,

170

report of,
speech of, on the elective franchise,

discussion of,

500-525
(freeholds,)

271

rejected,
proposition of, same subject, (lost,) 290subject recommitted to a select com.

525

mittee,

G.

411, 442

567

L.

516, 620

599 debate upon,

er,

125, 133

their report,

5271 statement of, relative to thirty-two
discussion of,

527-539
senate districts,

418
review of the subject, and discussion,

602-624
proposition of, relative to the salt

458
and again,

springs,

653-655
JANSEN, MR.

remarks of, relative to slavery,

497
death and fugeral of,

159 speech of, on the judiciary, 520
JAY, MR.

on the governor's term of ser.
motion of, relating to concurrent reso-

vice,

547
lutinos,

47

on the christian religion, 574
remarks on same subject, and with.

on the motion of Mr. Tall-
drawal of,

49—50
speech of, on the elective franchise,

madge for a new council of
(coloured volers)
183 appointment,

586
motion of, relative to coloured voters,
(adopied,)

190 LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT.
speech of, saine subject,
199 committee upon,

38
motion to strike out mililia duty as a

141
report of,

273
qualification, (iosi.)
speeches and remarks of, on appointing

debate and proceedings on the

subject,
344, 391, 479, 599

398—500
power,
on legislative departmeni,
437 review of,

559-584
remarks of, on the law of libels,

493 LEGISLATIVE YEAR,
speeches of, on the judiciary,

committee upon,

38
proposition of, relative to the appoint.

report ot,

43
ment of ceriain officers, (losi.)

121-123
K.
adoption of,

123
KENT, MR.

review of,

546
speeches of, on the revisory pow-

LIVINGSTON, P R.
er,

63, 87.
remarks of, on the pardoning pow.

motion of, to increase certain com-
mittees, and speeches on,

36, 37
on bill of rights,

motion of, on the revisory power,
164, 165, 1661

48-lost, 115
on the elective franchise (co-
loured voters,)

speeches of, on the same subject,
190

48, 56, 57, 90
speeches of, on freehold qualifi-

on the pardoning power, 126,
cation,
219, 3641

130, 132,
on the appointing pow.

on the governor's term of
er,

318, 354, 482)
service,

149
speeches and remarks of, on the

for postponing bill of rights, 171
legislative department, 405,

motion of, directing the governor to
411, 433, 437, 439, 443, 454, 565

communicate to the legislature
on the christian religion, 463,

by message, and remarks, 173
465, 57, 576
on the law of libels,

speech of, relative to coloured voters, 198
488, 492

on the elective franchise,
speech of, on the judiciary, 506

(freeholds)

224
remarks on lotteries,

568)

on the legislative departe
propositions of, relative to those
who bave conscientious scruples

ment, 404, 409, 435, 438, 440
on the judiciary,

618
against bearing arms,
573, 579

M.
KING, MR
speech of, as to the
mode of bring-

MEMBERS

of the convention, catalogue of
ing forward the business of the

with the places of their birth,
Convention,

31

residence, &c. &c. see appendix.
on the revisory power, 76, 89
relative to coloured voters,

of the assembly not to exceed 128, 526
191

tu be apportioned in 1825, ib.
on the elective franchise, (ini.

MEMORIAL
litia qualification)

273
of the ociety of Friends,

572
proposition of, on same subject,

debate upon,

577-580
(lost,)

554
he disclaimed being in favour of

MUNRO, MR.
universal suffrage,

286! proposition of relative to pardon-
ing power, lost,

128
speeches of, and remarks, on the

relative to impeachments
appointing power, 304, 314,

adopted.

437
332, 342, 380, 386| speeches of, on the judiciary,
on the legislative department,

500, 528, 610, 615, 621
398, 401, 426, 435, 443, 450,

454, 456, 474

proposition of, on same subject, lost 527

N.

same subject, lost, 6101 speeches of, on the judiciary, 503, 505
same subject, lost,

621

proposition of, same subject, 522
M'CALL, MR.

remarks on the project for a new
proposition of, relative to the ju. council,

586
diciary, and remarks upon, lost, 537 proposition of, relative to court of

chancery, lost,

624
NELSON, MR.

relative to reappointment of
speech of, on governor's term of

chancellor and judges in cer.
service,

176 tain cases, lost,
on canal tolls, auction duties, RHINELANDER, MR.
&c.

450, 454, 456 speech of, on the appointing pow'r, 304
proposition of, on same subject, 455 ROOT, MR. opened the proceedings
to limit pay of members, lost, 642

of the Convention,

27
0.

speech of, for referring the wbole
OBJECTIONS

of the old constitution at once
of the council of revision, to the to a committee of the whole, 33
convention bill of Nov.1820, appen's. speeches of, on his resolution (pay
P.

of members of the legis.) 37, 40
PLATT, MR.

on the council of revision, 61, 98
speech of, on the revisory power 521 on the executive department,
speech of, and amendment on the

(pardoning power)

131
pardoning power,

128 governor's term of service,
on the elective franchise, 211, 278

137, 146, 175, 547
proposition of, on same subject, 290 remarks of, on bill of rights, 163, 169
speech of, relative to colrd voters, 374 on law of libels,

167
remarks of, and proposition, on motion of, to reconsider the vote
future amendments,

294) fixing the governor's term at
proposition of, on the appointing

two years,

175
power,

309 propositions of, on the elective
speeches of, on same subject,

franchise,

186, 202
309, 328, 352 speech of, on coloured voters, 185
proposition of, relative to senate on the elective franchise gener.
districts,

402 ally,

210, 222, 272, 277
R.

in regard to the clergy, 357
RIGHTS, BILL OF

militia qualifications,

359
committee on,

381 registry of voters, 370, 372
report upon,
102 on the duelling oath,

207
163–1731 remarks of, on future amendments,
disposal of,

173)

291, 292, 293
discussion of, resumed, 485–487 speeches of, on appointing power,
RULES AND ORDERS,

300, 313, 330 378, 384, 386, 540
committee on,
29 on electing sheriffs,

384
report of,

30 speeches and remarks of, on the
Amendments to,

· 123

legislative depart. 399, 411,
RADCLIFF, MR.

421, 435, 437, 445, 452, 462, 473
speech of, on the revisory power 94 proposition of, relative to the se-
remarks of, on bill of rights,

nate, (lost).

399
164, 165, 166 relative to those who have con-
relative to coloured voters,

scientious scruples against
191, 197
bearing arms,

462
speech of, on the elective fran. relative to the christian religion, 465
chise (freeholds)

225/ speech of, on same subject, 462
his avowal in favour of universal proposition that no witness shall
suffrage,

2861

be questioned concerning his
proposition of, same subject, 291 religious faith, (lost) 465
Premarks of, on the appointing

speech of, on same subject, 465
power, 391, 393, 478, 4811 remarks of, on the law of libels, 489
speeches and remarks on the le on trial by jury,

496
gislative department,

proposition of, for a new organiza.
409, 433, 436, 447 tion of the judiciary (lost) 502
statement of, relative to public speeches of, on same subject, 505,
lands,

447)

518, 532, 615
proposition of, relative to certain remarks upon militia duty, and
officers in New York,
4791 the Friends,

577

debate upon,

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