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Proceedings and Debates of the 1867 Constitutional Convention
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PROCEEDINGS.
HALL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES.
WEDNESDAY, May 8th, 1867.
A PROCLAMATION.
BY
THE GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND.
STATE OF MARYLAND, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.
Whereas, by an Act of the General Assembly of Maryland,
passed at January session, 1867, entitled "An Act to provide
for taking the sense of the people of this State on the call of
a Convention to form a new Constitution and Form of Govern-
ment, and for assembling the members thereof, " it was
enacted that an election should be held as provided by said
Act to take the sense of the people on the question of the call
of the Convention, and to elect delegates thereto in case said
call was sustained by a majority of the votes cast.
And whereas, it is by said Act made the duty of the Gover-
nor to count and cast up the number of ballots cast at said
election for and against a Convention, and the blank ballots
cast, and the ballots cast for delegates to said Convention,
and if it should thereupon appear that more votes had been
cast in favor of the call of a Convention than against such
call, to issue his proclamation declaring the persons having
the majority in the several counties and in the city of Balti-
more, respectively, to be elected to said Convention, and for
the assembling of the members thereof;
And whereas, the returns of said election have been received
from the city of Baltimore and the several counties of the
State, and upon counting and casting up the ballots which,
according to said returns, were cast at the election held for
said purpose on the 10th day of April instant, it appears that
the whole number of votes cast was 58, 718, of which 34, 534
were for a Convention, and 24, 136 against a Convention, and


 
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