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Pending the question, on motion of Mr. Klotz of Pawnee, the convention adjourned-
Afternoon Session Convention met according to adjournment. The convention resumed the consideration of the Resolution from Mr. Lane of Lawrence, and the amendments thereto. By Consent, Mr. Griffith of Fort Scott, withdrew his amendment to the amendment – and Mr. Lane of Lawrence ( Mr. Dodge of Leavenworth in the chair) his resolution. On motion of Mr. Lane of Lawrence, Report no 16 was taken from the Compiling Committee for the purpose of amendment. Mr. Robinson of Lawrence moved the following amendment to the sixth Section – to add after the word crime – the words – and the Legislature shall secure the enforcement of this provision, as to all persons in

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the Territory before the adoption of this constitution by the fourth of July 1857, and as to all others it shall take effect, from and after its adoption. Mr. Lane of Lawrence, moved to amend by striking out 1857 and inserting 1860 – On motion the Roll was called, when the following members answered to their names – Messrs. Arthur, Bell, Burson, Crosby, Delahay, Dodge, Griffith, Graham, Hicks, Hillger, Hunt, Lane, Landis, Latta, May, Nesbitt, Robinson, Schuyler, Thompson, Tuton, Wakefield,
The Sergeant at Arms was ordered to bring in the absentees. On motion of Mr. Lane of Lawrence further proceedings under the call was dispensed with. Mr. Lane of Lawrence withdrew his amendment to the amendment – Mr. Robinson of Lawrence, withdrew his, Mr. Lane of Lawrence, moved to instruct

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the Committee on Schedule, to report that nothing in the sixth Section of the Bill of Rights shall be so construed as to interfere with the rights of property in the slave, if any has accrued, with persons in the Territory – at the adoption of this Constitution, until the fourth of July 1860 – Mr. Robinson of Lawrence moved to amend by substituting the following – viz – “The Legislature shall secure the enforcement of these provisions of the sixth Section of the Bill of Rights” as to all persons in the Territory before the adoption of this Constitution by the fourth of July 1857 – and as to all others it shall take effect from and after its adoption. In this question the Yeas and Nays were demanded – On the calling of the Roll – it was found that twenty one

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members had voted in the affirmative, and eleven in the Negative. So the amendment was carried – Those who voted in the affirmative were Messrs Arthur, Bell, Burson, Crosby, Curtiss, Emery, Griffith, Goodin, Graham, Hillyer, Hunting, Klotz, Mewhinney, Robert, Robinson, Sayle, Schuyler, Smith, Thompson, Tuton, Wakefield. Those who voted in the negative were – Messrs Delahay, Dodge, Hicks, Hunt, Lane, Latta, Landis, May, Nesbitt, Parrott, Stewart. The question was then taken on the Resolution as amended – and the Resolution was agreed to – On motion of Mr. Robinson of Lawrence, a Committee of five were appointed to draft an address to the people of Kansas in relation to the Constitution. The President appointed Messrs, Robinson, Delahay, Schuyler, Griffith, Parrott upon that committee.
The President appointed Messrs. Wakefield, Emery & Nesbitt upon the Committee to draft a memorial Convention was adjourned

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