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FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER,
GEO. DARSIE, OF ALLEGHENY.
FOR SUPREME JUDGE,
DANIEL M. SMYSER,
The Parker Girls—Supporting the Honor of the
The Democratic State Committee,
in enumerating the many public ser
vices of Gov. Bigler, allude to his.no
ble defense of the honor of the State,
when Gov. Loire Maryland, reffised to
deliver up the notorious McCreary
who stood charged with the abduction
of the two colored girls of Chester
county, Elizabeth and ItachelParker.
We think the comniittee are pushed
when they are oblio-ed to refer to that
letter as an achievement meriting the
liighe;t honors, when we consider the
contemptuous manner in which it was
treated by Gov. Lowe, and the sudden
ness with which Gtiv. Bigh-r dropped
the subject when he found it to he dis
tasteful to the Southern allies.
sovereignty of the State had been in
vaded by a notorious outlaw ; two of
its citizens, entitled to the protection
of the laws, had been hurried into -a
state of slavery ;. one of them had been
sold and sent to New Orleans ; Mr.
Millet . , a citizen of Chester county, an
inipiirtaiit witness, had been murdered
in a most flagitious manner—and yet
when the cause and author of all these
atrocities was demanded in the name
of our violated and insulted laws, and
the State of Marviaud refuses to re
mand him for trial, Governot Bigler
tamely contents himself with a simple
letter to the Executive of that State,
acknowledging it to he an infringe
ment of our constitutional rights, as
well as all our ideas of justice. And
here he drops the subject ! Governor
Lowe retires to return McCreary, and
not a whimper escapes the high digni
tary in ‘vinise hand the people of Pettii- .
sylvania had entrusted its dignity acid
honor. McCreary goes at large,
'wasting . of his triumph over the laws
our State ; and we know not when lie
will again cross our borders, invade
,or houses. and carry off our citizens,
as ate, has frequently done heretiin ire.
.Aly other man but Gov. Bigler, would
have nride the insulting conduct of
Gov. Lowe the subject of an indignant
appeal to the people, or of a message
to the Letri:lature. The relit-I of Gov.
Lowe to obey the national compact,
would have been held up to the
sure of the nation. Ire chose to pitek
et the insult, and in his message at the
ensuing- session, we find not one word
ia denunciation of the conduct of Ma
ryland, or in vindication of the rights
of our State ; indeed the subject is not
inemioni:d ! So much for this praise
or the Governor, by thi,: red.inidable
roil long-winded committee, ! Were
il• State of Penn ;vlvania to refuse to
deliver up the ah,loctor of a slave, w
sh o uld never hear the last of it ; d
the I 'Mon would he emlingered. Our
tillers quell the srathering storm, and
our wrongs go miavenged ! rillage
ut CouslN .1 osnu.t :—I have lots
of lieWS to write. 1 am bothered
:Mont where to begin, and where to
leave ofil I've never .systemized a
:zrate site, as you'll di•.cover. I will
jest leave oft when I get done ; then
you will find it out. Wall, sir, I'm in
the slate of Potter county yit. My
attachment grows every day. I have
no disposition to leave. and if I had,
it would n't do no good; I could n't
git no mosey to go with. Potter
comity is a grate county; it contains
a grate many folks for tile ?lumber of
inhabitants, and a grate detil of land
to the acre. The f,ilks here are mighty
cute, ; all kinds of bu , iness is
carried on in this county ; its SO nu
merous I WWII stop to mention, hut
will refer you to the editorials of the
Midi land Patriot. 'Fore I forgit. I
want to jest say, if you can't do nothin'
mintin' there, jest clue here; I
know a man what's made himself tile
up by printite a few papers ; he grad
uated down in Warren. Nothin' gain'
on in Warren, and he took it into his
head to start a paper here, and, sir, he
done it the first time tryin'. His name
is De Witt C..lammi. He and Mr.
Dent, who never emancipated his
tlaves, are smart editors; everything
vicious and rascally is in dun - time
zttended to, and when they can't find.
any rascals to pour out their vittuous
inilignashun on, then some .one they
tnliect might or could do S:omething
wrong, is lashed. By pursuing such
c. course they, have become impalar;
they have established a character that
will not be forgotten right away. And,
sir. what amazes me must, is that these
tivu editors should git so much honors
in so short a time. There is no pro
portion between the fame acquired
and the period spent in.the acquisition.
1 " lie honest„ dear Josh, Potter
county is a favorable place for a man
'l' acquire the reputation of a jackass.
I remain your faithful and obedient
An address to flue Teinperance men
of Pennsylvania, got up at Harrisburg
by Dr. John Patrick, an office-holder
under Bigler, represented that any
and all the candidates for Governor
were trustworthy On the Temperance
question. Mr. Patrick went to Phila
delphia with this address and . pre
sented it for signatures to sundry
prominent Temperance • men. The
mode of obtaining, signatures is thus
described by Robert M. Foust, Esq.,
whMe connection with the Temper
ance cause is well known
" When the p ,per was handed to me, I was
told it was prep .red for the purpose of pro
ducing united action at the ballot box in ftvor
of Prohibition in October, next. The signa
tures of a number of ny friends, but cite of
whom had ever been identified with the Hem
ocratic party, was attached thereto. And I
felt assured without due examination, the doc
ument was really in good faith intended for.
the purpootahove specified, and none other.
I was anxious for the appearance of an
address ea ealated 16 bring out the good old
rtshioned vo.o in favor of Prohibition, and
tep, , n this being represented to the as suitable fur
deal purpose ' and signed it as it had been by
men whose lead I had been 'amid on more
than one occasion to follow, I conceived it to
be my duty. to ..:ve it my sanction and op-
Foral. That the. addre s has been perverted
into an e'ec ionceritig machine for partisan
purposes wi bout the con:ent of the signers
thereto, is a matt. r deserving severe repre
heaiion. For myse'f, (the others tiny and
prob .bly will speak for themselves,) I aver, if
had any suspicion that the address was to
serve as a battery for the purpose of playing
upon the rinks of the Wing party or its can
didate for Governor, or that the action of the
State Convention at Harrisburg in June last
was thereby to be neurralized, or itt- any way
unftvorabty atreeted, I should have withheld
my name from it."
This method of obtaining signatures
under false pretense> is'wortby of the
State Administration. It is a fraud
itself, and can only succeed by fraud.
.13ut will - the ,Temperance men submit
to Le deluded in this style I—Pittsburg
WE saw a Kingular article in the
Richmond Enquirer, the other (lay,
which paper is got, or apparently not
opposed to slavery. It contains these
"Our own views are that slavery is
destined to be extended but not perpet
uated. Thou ands of square miles
will yet contain servitude from one
part of the human family to another,
%%here it does not now exist, yet shall
it not continue!"
Will the Enquirer have the good
ness to tell us when, 'whet e, and how
he thinks slavery will stop'? We are
interested in this matter, fir a friend
of ours has, in Marshall Co. 10,000
acres of land for Which he expects to
get an average of about $l5 an acre,
while land in Ohio, situated like that
in every respect, sells lire just $lO an
acre. Now, the diffetence would buy
all the slaves in Marshall Co. It
would make him the pretty little sum
of $250,000 clear,' and perhaps he
might be desirous of knowing whether
he mat• expect slavery - to cease any
time soon. All this region of country
is situated in like manner.— Il7teding
Wout.W.NT "SA nvr.."—Several
years ago, says the Lynn News, at a
town meeting in a neighboring town
an old fellow whom i lve shall call Mr.
Perkins, (because that was his name)
was informed by the moderator, 'in
open town meeting,' that he had been
elected surveyor of highways. He
arose and said,
" Mr. Moderator, I shall incline."
The moderator expressed great sat
isfaction, and hoped that he would im
medi;lt el y enter upon the duties of the
office as some of the roads were in .a
tell ye," responded our hero,
" that I•iucline."
"Very glad," continued the modem
tor, "and 1 think I can assure youthat
the town will be very grateful for your
Perkins became exasperated, and
jumped up yelling at the lop of his
"Mr. Moderator, I told ye twice
that I incline, and I :wear I won't
By motion of a wag present, they
pruc;eded' to elect a surveyer in the
place of %Ir. Perkins, inclined.
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pURSDANT to an Act of the General
Assembly of the Commonwealth of Penn-.
sylvania, entitled "Au Act relating ,to the
elections, of this Commonwealth," approved-I
the second day of July, A: 1). one thousand
e.ghi hundred and thirty-nine, 1, PiEttai: A.
SI-East - Ns, Sheriff 'of the Coiinty of Potter,
Pennsytrania, do hereby make known and
give notice to the elee.ors of the coon.). afore-1
saiff, that a General Etedion will be-held in
said county of Poiter on the SECOND TUE:3- 4 ;
DAY . (tOth) OF OCTOBER, lS:14, at Whichl
time State and County officers as follows erell
to be elected,. to wit:
- One person to tiff the office of Governor of
One person for Canal Commissioner of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
One terson for J utige of the supreme Court
4 One person tbr member of Congress for the
XVili Congressional I)isiricT, comprising the
eouteies of Lycoming, Sullivan, C mer, Clin
ton, Pinter, and Malian. ,
• Two. i;ersons for members of the House or
Represeutativ i es of 6eneral Assemb., • of Penn
syivania, in conjunC.ion wit.h theii
Lycom.ng anil Ciin;on, to represen the coun
ties of Lycoming, Clinton, and Po ter in the
Douse of Re r pre-entatives of the 6 metal As
sembly of Pennsylvania.
One person In till
,the office of Pro honotary,
Clerk of the Courts' of General Jaii Delivery;
quarter Sessions, Over and Terminer,. Or
phans' Court,;Register of Wills for the County
of Potter. ! •
One person for Recorder of Deeds for the
county of Po,ter.
T . ' - the ffic,
'WO iter:ions for the office of Ccffinty COM
missioner for the county of l'o,tr, one for
three years and one for two years. * ,
' Two persons fur' the office of .uditor' of
the'county of , Potter, elle- for threekears and
one-for oue year.
Otte person fir Treasurer for thelcOnnty of
I also make; known. and give notice, as in
and by the I:Itla section of the aforesaid act I .
am directed, that every person excep.ing
tices of the Peace, who held anyi office or
appointment of profit or trust under the
Government 'of the Uni:ed Stares or of
this State, or of any city or incorprated dis
trict, whether a commissioned ';officer or
otherwise a subordinate officer or agent trho
is or shall be 'employed tinder the legislative,
judiciary, or executive department of this
State or United States, or •of any city or in
corporated diltriet, and also that every mem
ber of Congress and of the State Legislature,
find of the select and common council of any
city, or commissioners of any imiorporared
district, is by law incapable of. holding or ei
ercising•at the same time the office appoint-.
merit of Judge, Inspector, or Clerk or any
election in this Commonwealth, and that no
Inspector or Judge, or other olliceq Of*.any
such election shall be eligible to anly- office
then to be voted for. r
Also, that in the fourth section ofttM, Act of
Assembly, entitled " An Act relating to elec
tions and for other purposes," approved April
111th, 1640, it is enacted that the afores id.l4th
section shall not be construed its to 1 revent
any military officer or Boroug lii r' from
serving as Judge, Inspector, or 'Clerk 'of any
general or special electioh in this common
It is further directed that the meeting of the
return judges at the Court-House in iWilliams
port, to make out the general retumS, shall be
on the first Friday , succeeding the g f eneral
election, which will be the 13th d : ty otOctuber.
The return judges of Lycoming,lStillivan,
Clinton, Potter, Center, and MAIM ctimpris
ing the XVth Congressional district,) will meet
Tuesday, the 17th' day of October next, to
make out an official return fur 'Member of
The return judges of Lycoming,t Clinton,
and Potter counties will meet at the Court
House in IVilliamsport on Tuesday, the lith
day of October next, to make out returns for
members of Assembly. • I
I; also hereby make-known and give notice
that the places or holding the aforesaid:,(iene
ral Elecinot in the several townships and
boroughs, within the county of Potter,. are as
follows, to wit:
For the township 'of Abbott, at the house
(family) of T. B. Abbott, m said township.
For the township of Allegany, at the school
house near Chester Andrews', in said town
'For the township of Bingham, at the' house
of A. It. Lewis.
For the town:1111p of Clara, at the houstof
Gee. W. Allen, in said township.
-For the township of Eulalia, at the house
of C. W. Johnson, in the Boro' of Coudersport.
For the township of Genesee, at the house
I of L. D. Williams, in said township.
For the township of lihrri:Um, at the house
of Daniel Hunter, in said township.
• For the township of Hebron, at school
hocise No. 3, in said township.
For the township of Hector, at the house
of Anne Wilbur, in said township.
For the township of Homer, at the louse
ofJames Quimby, in said township.
For the township of Oswayo, at the house
For the township Of IVlarton, at the house
of Joseph L. Nelson, in said township.
of John Welles, in said township.
For the townships of Pike and Jackson, at
the house of Elijah Johnson, in Pike township.
• For the township 'of Pleasant Valley, at the
School-house of said township. .
For the township of Portage, at the house
I. of Hirano F. Sizer, in said township.
Fdr the township of Roulette, at the school;
house near George %Veinier's,. in said town
: ship. • i
For the tciwnship of Sharon, at the Leroy
school-house, in said township.
For the township of Sweden, at the house
of Asenath Taggett, in said township. •
For the township of Summit, at the house
of O. C. Butterworth, in said township. ,
Fin. the township of Ulysses, at the house
of Jacob Wykoti; m said township.
For the township of West Brunch, at the
house of Lemuel Ilainumnil, in said township.
For the township of I Siewardson, at the
house of JObn S. Clark, n said township.
For the Borough of Coudersport, at the
CoUrt House, in said Borough.
An Art for the suntression of the manufacture
and Sale of intoxicating liquors as a bererage.
Wusiti:•s!, All laws to be efficient should
have the approbation and sanction of thu peu
And whereas, It is represented that a large
number, if .hot a majority of thu citizens of
this CornimMwealth, are deeply impressed
with the necessity of the passage of a prohib
itory liquor law : . :
And whereas, It is impossible to obtain a
.certaiu indication of popular sentiment rela
tive thereto by means of petitions and remou
S Kenos IL Be it enacted by the Senate , and
Rouse of RePresentatires of the Commonwealth
of Pennsyleanici in General Assembly met, and
it is hereby entailed by the
; authority of the. same,
That the qualified voters oft his Commonwealth
are" hereby authorized at the places for hold
ing the geaeral elections in their respective
wards, boroughs, and townships, on the second
Tuesday oti, October next, to vote for and
against a law which shall entirely . prohibit by
proper and constitutional regulations and pen.'
alties.the manufacture and sale of iutoxicating
liquors, except fur medicinal, sacramental,
mechanical,lend artistical purposes'.
SECT)UN L i . That the officers authorized by
law 6-'hold elections in each ward, borough,
and township of this Commonwealth, are
hereby direleted and required at filo place
fixed by laW, in the several districts for the
holding of the general elections in the said
districts,- on the second Tuesday of October
next, when they shall be organized us an
election boa-rd, to receive from each qualified
voter of /heir said districts, a ticket written
or printed oil the outside. " Prohibitory Liquor
Law," and the tickets in favor of the proposed
law shall contain iu the inside the words," For
al'rohibitory Liquor Law," and those opposed
thethe proposed law shall contain in the
the words,: " Against a Prohibitory Liquor
Law," whielli votes shalt be counted and re
turned to the court house of the counties or
city in which the election shall be held, on the
following Friday by the return judges, who
shall cast up and certify all the votes polled in
said county or city, to the ollice of the Brcre
lary of the Commonwealth at llarrisGtsrg.
directed and transmitted in the same manner
as the votes for Governor are required :to he
'directed and transmitted;. and the said sccre
tsry shall on the third Friday of January- next
ensuing, communicate th 4 same returns to the
Legislature, to be opened and counted in the
saute . manner the votes for Governor are
opened and counted, and considered as the
prayer of the voters of this Commonwealth
relative to a prohibitory liquor law.
SEe-rios 3. That all the election laws of the
State 'prescribing the houra of opening and
'closing the polls, the reception of votes, the
punishment for illegal, voting, the defraying
the expenses of publication, and holding of the
general elections and return of the sante, and
all other matters incident thereto, be, and the
same are declared applicable to the election
' • Secvlos 1. That it shall be the duty of the
Sherilf of the several counties of this? Com
'monwealth to Insert a copy of the act in the
proclamation for the general election to Ite
held on the second Tuesday of October next-,
- E. B. CHASE,
Speaker of the House of R7resentatires.
Speaker of the Senate,
• Ar r Hors:D.—The twenty-eighth ofApril, one
thou Sand eight hundred and tifty-four.
Given under my hand at Coudersport, this
Bth day of :September, A. D. 1854, mid in the
78th Year of the independence of the United
States. P. A. STEBBINS,
Sept. 8, 1854. 17—It Sheriff
Lig Olytlio rap.
Amendments to the Constitution
• of the Commonwealth.
fl 1. Iles°lred by the Senate and House of
Representatires of the Commonwealth of Penn
-41-eania in General Assembly met, That the
following amendments be, and the same are
hereby proposed to the Constitution of the
Commonwealth, under and in aecordanct; wile
the, provisions of the tenth article thereof, to
PROPOSITION], TO DE ARTICLE. SI
The aggregate amount of debts here
after contracted by the Commonwealth shall
never exceed the sum of five hundred thou- .
.s..and dollars, except in case of war to repel
invasion, suppress insurrection, or to redeem
the public debt of the Commonwealth, and
the money so raised shall be applied to the
purpose for which the debt may be contracted,
of pay such debts, and to no other purpose.
§ . 2. To pay the public debt of the Com
monwealth, and debts which may hereafter be
contracted in case of war to repel invasion,
suppress insurrection, and to redeem the pub
lic debt, the Legislature shall at ;heir next
session after the adoption of this section into
the Constitution, provide_ by law for the crea
tion of a sinking fund, which shall not be
abolished till the said public debt be wholly
paid, to consist of all the net annual income
from the public works and stocks owned by
the - Commonwealth, or any other funds arising
under any revenue law now existing or that
May hereafter be enacted, so far as the same
may be required to pay the interest of said
debts semi-annually, and annually to reduce
the principal thereof - by a sum not less than
five hundred thousand dollars, increased yearly
,by compounding at a rate of not less than
fifty per centutu per annum; the said sinking
fund shall be invested in the loans of the
Commonwealth; Which shall be cancelled from
time to time, in a manner to be provided by
law : no portion of the sinking fund shall ever
be applied to the payment of the debt of five
hundred thpusand dollar' mentioned in the
first ieetiotrof this article, but the said sinking
find shall bo applied only to the purpoloo
3. The credit of the Commonwealth shall
not in any way be given or loaned to or in aid
of any individual,. company, -corporation, or
association, nor shall the Commonwealth here
after become a joint owner or stockholder in
nuy company, association, or corporation in
this Commonweahlt, or elsewhere, formed for
; 4. The Commonwealth shall never assume s
the debts of any" county, city, borough, or
township, or of any corporation' orassociation,
unless such debts shall have been contracted
to repel invasion, suppress insurrection, or to .
defend the suite in war:
Prohibiting Municipal Subscriptions.
• - The Legislature shall never authorizo any
county, city, 'borough; or township, by a vote.
of its citizens or otherwise, to become a stock
holder in ally joint stock company, association,
or corporation, or to raise money for, or loan
its credit to, or in aid of any smelt company or
association.. 1:: B. CHASE,
Speaker of the Hours of Represeitatirer.
Speaker of the. Senate.
In the Senate, April 2e, 1833.
Resolved, That this resolinion Miss. • 'lead
2'2, nap 6.--[Extract front the donned.
T. A. .MAG UIRE, Clerk.
In !louse of Reps.; April 21, 18.:A.
Resolved, That this resolution pass. Yeas
7], nays 20.—[ Extract from the journal.
W.M. JACK . , Cork.
Filed April 29, k 5.1.
C. A. BLACK,
Secretary of the Commonwealth
PENNSYL VA NIA SS:
Harrisburg, July 1, 1e.,54.
0.-"•-oN Ido certify that the above nod
( SEAL. foregoing is a true and correct copy
of the original , `liesolutiop," ns the
. same remains on tile at this otlice.
In testimony whereof! have here
unto set toy hand and
affixed the seal of the Secretary'.
office the day and year above writ
, ten. • C. A. BLACK,
Secrotary of the Cuolowneocalth.
Journal of the Senate.
" Resolution'No. 502, entitled ' Resolution
propo.ing-amendments to the Constitution of
the Commonwealth, was read a third time.
On the question, will the Situate agree to tho
first proposition, the yeas and nays were taken.
agreeably to the Constitution, and were as
YEAS—Messrs. BnckaleW, Darlington, Dar
sie,- Furguson, Fon:krod, Frick, Fry, Good
win, Haldeman, Hatnilton,i B. D. Hcculin, E.
W. Hamlin, Heisler, Hogc,Jamison. McClin
tock, McFarland, Piatt, Qu4gle S tiger, Slifer,
and McCoslin, Spetiker-23.-
NATs - -Messrs. Cribb, Creswell, Hendricks
Binzer, Runkle, and Skinner--4.
Sci the question was determined in tho af
On the question, -will the senate agree to
the second propositiim, the yeas and nays
were taken agreeably to the Constitution - , - and
were as follows, viz:
YEAS—Messrs. Duckaleti Darsie,Furguson
Foulkrod, Fry, Omidwir.l ' llaldeman, B. D
tiamlin, r.. \V. lfamlitt , Hendricks, 'beetle?
Hoge, Jamison, Kinzer, McClintock; McFar
land, Matt, Price, (niggle, Slifer, Wherry,
NAYS—Messrs. Cribb, Creswell,,Darlington,
Hamilton, Kunkle, and Skinner—ti
.So the goeittion waa determined in the af
Journal of the House of Representatives.
"The question recurring upon the final
passage of the Resolutions, the first proposi
tion wits agreed to as folloWs, viz; .
YEAS—Messrs. Abraham, Adams, Atherton,
Ball, Bacton, Beytir, Bighani, Boyd, Bush,
Byerly, Caldwell, Calvin, Carlisle,Chamber
lin, Cook;Craike,C111111111 . 11:4 Daugherty, Davis,
Be France, Dunning, Eckhert, Edinger, Eld
red, Evans-i-Foster. Fry, Gal!entitle, G.bboneY,
Gilmore, Gray, Groom, Gwin, Hamilton, Hart,
Herr, Hiestapd, Hillier Hippie, Horn, Hum
mel, Hunsucker, Hunt er,l Hunt, Jackman,
Kilgore, Knight, Lamy, (Lehigh,) Linn, Ma
gee, Maguire, Mandertield, hl'. unwell, 3PKee,
Menaghan, MoiligMnery, Moore, Mo
ser, Muse, Palmer, Parks, Parmlee, Passmore,
Patterson, Porter, Putnev, Rawlins, Roberts,
Rowe, Sallade, Scott; Sidle, Simonton, Smith,
(Berks,) Snnith , (Crawford,) Stewart, Stock
dale, Strong, .Struthers, Wheeler, ‘Vieldein,
Wright, Zeigler, Chase, Speaker—:b.
So the question was determined in -the af
On the question, will the House
. agree to
the second proposition, the yeas and nays were
taken, agreeably to the pros isions of die 10th
article of the. constitution, and are as tbllows:
YEAS—Messrs. Abraham, Atherton,. Ball,
Barton, Beck, Beyer, Bigham, Boyd, Cald
well, Carlisle, Chamberlin, Cook. Crate, Cum
mins, Daugherty, Davis, Deegan, De France,
Donning, Edinger, Eldred. Leans Fry,
Gibboncy, Gilmore, Gray, Groom;
w in, Hamilton, Hiestand; Hillier, Hippie,
Hmisecker; Hunter, Hurtt,Jackinan, Kilgore,
Knight, ',miry, (Lehigh,) Lowrey, (Tioga,)
Linn, Magee, Maguire, Manderffeld, WCon
nell, :trice°, Monaghan ' Montgomery, Moore,
Moser, Mu.e, Pahner, Parke, Partniee, Pass
more, Patterson, Pbrtcr, Rawlins, - Roberts,
Rowe, Sallade,Scon,Simothon, Smith (Berke)
Smith (Crawford) Stockdalit, Wheeler, Wick.
lent, Wright, Chase' . gpeaker-71.
Nal —Messrs. Adams,; Baldwin, Beans
Bush, Byerly, Eckhert, Ellis, Hart, Herr,
Horn, Hummel, l';'Colubs; Miller, Poulson,
Putney, Sidle, S.ewart, Strong, Struthers,
So the question was determined M the at.
SECRETARY'S "En" , 1
Harrisburg, July 1,
PENNSYLVANIA, SS. '
•••••••,-;" Ido certify that the above and
SEAL. foregoing is a true.and correct copy
of the " YEAS " and "'NAYS" taken OA
the " Resolution relative to the
amendment 'of the constitution of
the commonwealth" as the.same ap-'
ou the Journals of the two Houses
- • of the General Assembly of this
commouvvealth for the session of
18:4. Wittiess my band and the
• seal of said office' this first day of
July, one thousand eight hundred
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