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The members who answered to their names-on the first calling of the roll-were then duly sworn, in conformity with the oath prescribed, by P. W. MAXEY, an acting Justice of the Peace for the County of Davidson.

The oath was also administered to the President, the Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Door-keeper and Messenger, by Esquire MAXEY.

On motion of Mr. BURTON, the Convention adjourned until tomorrow morning, 101 o'clock.

TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 11, 1870.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment, Mr. President BROWN in the Chair.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. SAMPLE, a member of this body.
The Journal of yesterday was read, corrected and approved.

Mr. KENNEDY called up the resolution offered on yesterday by Mr. Nicholson, in relation to the Committees, and offered the following in lieu :

1. Resolved, That the Bill, or Declaration of Rights, be referred to a Committee to report to this Convention whether, in their opinion any, and if any, what amendments are proper and necessary.

2. Resolved, That the Legislative Department, as established by the present Constitution, be referred to a Committee, to inquire and report whether, in their opinion any, and if any, what amendments are necessary.

3. Resolved, That the Executive Department of the Government, as established by the present Constitution, be referred to a Committee to inquire and report whether any, and if any, what amendments are necessary.

4. Resolved, That the Judicial Department of the Government, as established by the present Constitution, be referred to a Committee to inquire whether any, and if any, what amendments are necessary.

5. Resolved, That so much of the present Constitution as relates to elections and right of suffrage, be referred to a Committee to inquire and report whether any, and if any, what amendments are necessary.

6. Resolved, That all such parts of the Constitution as are not included in and referred by the foregoing resolutions, be referred to a Committee to inquire and report whether any, and if any, what amendments are necessary therein.

7. Resolved, That each Committee appointed under the foregoing resolutions, shall consist of eleven members.

8. Resolved, That no original resolution offered to the Convention, proposing any amendment to the Constitution, or Declaration of Rights, be discussed on its merits till it shall have been referred to the appropriate Committee.

Mr. BURTON offered the following amendment, which was accepted by Mr. Kennedy:

Resolved, That so much of the Constitution as relates to questions of finance, internal improvements and corporations, both public and private, be referred to a Committee to report whether any, and if any, what amendments are necessary.

Mr. HEISKELL offered the following in lieu of Mr. Kennedy's first seven resolutions :

Resolved, That the Standing Committees of this Convention shall be as follows:

On the Judicial Department,
On the Legislative Department,
On the Declaration of Rights,
On Elections and Right of Suffrage,
On Taxation,
On Miscellaneous Provisions.

That these Committees shall take into consideration such resolutions as shall be submitted to them by the Convention under the rules of the House.

On motion of Mr. HOUSE, of Davidson, Robertson and Montgomery, the substitute of Mr. Heiskell was laid on the table.

Mr. House, of Davidson, Robertson and Montgomery, offered the following amendment:

Provided, That the Delegate offering resolutions, may, at the

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time of offering the same, make a brief statement in reference thereto, the same not to exceed five minutes in length.

Which amendment was adopted, and the resolutions, as amended, were adopted by the Convention.

QUORUM.

On motion of Mr. WARNER, it was

Resolved, That two-thirds of the entire number of Delegates elected to this Convention, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business,

COMMITTEES TO REPORT.

Hr. HILL, of Warren, offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That each of said Committees is hereby instructed to report fully on the subjects referred to each, on or before the 20th day of this month.

On motion of Mr. KEY, the resolution was laid on the table.

TOOK THEIR SEATS.

John M. TAYLOR, delegate from the County of Henderson,

H. R. BATE, delegate from the Counties of Tipton, Shelby and Fayette,

Jos. H. BLACKBURN, delegate from the County of DeKalb, and

E. H. SHELTON, delegate from the County of Tipton, appeared, took the oath required, and took their seats.

PERFECTING ORGANIZATION.

Mr. GORDON offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

Resolved, That with a view of perfecting the organization of this Convention, and of economizing its labors, that this body proceed at once to the election of a Second Assistant or Engrossing Clerk of the Convention.

The PRESIDENT announced that nominations were in order for the office of Second Assistant or Engrossing Clerk.

Mr. GORDON nominated W. S. Kyle, of Hawkins County.
Mr. PORTER nominated Y. N. Cavitt, of Henry County.

There being no other nominations, the Convention proceeded to ballot, with the following result: For Mr. KYLE-Messrs. Allen, Brown of Davidson, Branson, Baxter, Britton, Brooks, Byrne, Blizard, Burton, Coffin, Chowning, Carter, Dibbrell, Deaderick, Dromgoole, Finley, Fulkerson, Fentress, Gaut, Gordon, Garner, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Heiskell, House of Williamson, Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kirkpatrick, Key, Kennedy, Kyle, Martin, Mabry, Morris, McNabb, Netherland, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Parker, Seay, Shepard, Stephens, Staley, Sample, Shelton, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Williamson, Warner, and President Brown-52.

For Mr. CAVITT-Messrs. Brandon, Brown of Henry, etc., Bate, Cummings, Campbell, Deavenport, Doherty, Fielder, Gardner, Gibbs, House of Davidson, Robertson and Montgomery, McDougal, Porter, of Henry, Turner, Taylor, Wright, and Walters--17.

Mr. KYLE having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Engrossing Clerk for the present term of this Convention, he appeared, took the required oath, and entered upon the discharge of his duties.

JOHN E. BENNETT, elected Assistant Door-keeper on yesterday, appeared, was sworn in as such, and entered upon the discharge of his duties.

COMMITTEES.

The PRESIDENT announced as the Committee on Permanent Rules: Messrs. Campbell, Jones of Lincoln, Netherland, Baxter, and Porter of Henry.

And the Committee on Credentials to be Messrs. House of Williamson, Williamson, Britton, Coffin, and Porter of Haywood.

STATIONERY.

Mr. JONES, of Giles, offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Secretary contract for such stationery as may be necessary for the use of the Convention, and when procured, the same shall be under his care and responsibility.

On motion of Mr. Jones, the rules were suspended, and the resolution adopted.

COURTESIES.

Mr. FRANCIS B. Fogg, of Davidson, who was a member of the Convention of 1834, appearing in the lobby, he was, on motion of

Mr. JONES, of Lincoln, invited to a seat within the bar of the House.

On motion of Mr. NICHOLSON, the privileges of the Hall were extended to Mr. Fogg during the session of the Convention.

On motion of Mr. STEPHENS, the same courtesy was extended to Judge West H. Humphreys, of this city, who was also a member of the Convention of 1834, and to all other members of that body who may visit the city during the session of the Convention.

Mr. GARNER offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the members of the General Assembly of Tennessee, the Governor, Judges, and other officers of the State be, and they are hereby invited to seats within the bar of this Convention.

On motion of Mr. GARNER, the rules were suspended, and the resolution adopted.

MISCELLANEOUS.

Mr. GARNER offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Door-keeper be and he is hereby instructed to have seats placed within and without the bar of this Convention for the use of those who may desire to be present during the sitting of this body.

On motion of Mr. GARNER, the rules were suspended, and the resolution adopted.

Mr. JONES, of Lincoln, offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Committee on the Executive Department be instructed to inquire into the propriety of providing for the election of a Lieutenant-Governor, who shall be President of the Senate, and who shall receive a per diem during the time he may be actually engaged in the discharge of his duties as such ; and in case of vacancy in the office of Governor, he shall succeed to the discharge of the Executive duties.

On motion of Mr. BROWN, of Davidson, the rules were suspended, and the resolution adopted.

Mr. President BROWN-Mr. Jones, of Lincoln, in the Chair--offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That until the adoption of permanent rules of order for the Convention, that the 51st rule, adopted for our temporary government, be and the same is suspended in favor of all resolutions looking to amendments of the Constitution.

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