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ABSTRACT OF VOTE BY COUNTIES FOR AND AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION

OF NEVADA.

Yes.

No. Washoe County.... . 1055.

115 Nye County.... 148.

53 Humboldt County... 320.

.544 Ormsby County.... 999.

90 Churchill County... 178.

.100 Storey County.. .5448.

142 Douglas County..... 470.

76 Esmeralda County.. 859.

72 Lyon County... 898.

92 Total Yes.... .10,375. Total No...

1,284 Majority in favor of the Constitution......

.9,091 The foregoing does not embrace the vote of Lander County, as it was not certified to the Board of Canvassers in time to be considered. There was no material difference in the vote, however, and consequently it could not have changed the result.

C. N. NOTEWARE,

Secretary of State.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

A PROCLAMATION.

WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States passed an Act, which was approved on the 21st day of March last, entitled “ An Act to enable the people of Nevada to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States :"

And whereas, the said Constitution and State Government have been formed, pursuant to the conditions prescribed by the fifth section of the Act of Congress aforesaid, and the certificate required by the said Act, and also a copy of the Constitution and ordinances, have been submitted to the President of the United States :

Now, therefore, be it known, that I, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States, in accordance with the duty imposed upon me by the Act of Congress aforesaid, do hereby declare and proclaim that the said State of Nevada is admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord one [L. s.] thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-ninth.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN. By the President: WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.

HOMOGRAPHIC CHART OF THE NEVADA STATE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, ASSEMBLED JULY 4th, 1864.

Prepared by Andrew J. Marsh, Official Reporter of the Convention.

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FIRST DAY.

chosen temporary Secretary ; which motion

was agreed to. Carson, N. T., July 4, 1864. Mr. COLLINS. I would inquire if there is a

quorum present. Pursuant to the provisions of an Act of Con- Mr. JOHNSON. I believe there is not. gress, approved March 21, 1864, entitled " An

Mr. TOZER, the Secretary pro tem., suggested Act to enable the people of Nevada to form a that in order to ascertain the fact, members Constitution and State Government, and for rise and be counted. the admission of such State into the Union on

This was done, and only nineteen members, an equal footing with the original States," a one less than a quorum), were present. Convention of Delegates representing the vari- Messrs. JOHNSON and GIBSON suggested ous Counties in the Territory, assembled in the that one or two others were in town, and would Chamber of the House of Representatives at be in in a moment. Carson City, for the purpose of framing a Con- Mr. STURTEVANT. I suggest, that perhaps stitution and form of State Government.

it would be a good idea for Mr. Clemens, the Mr. JOHNSON called the Convention to or- Secretary of the Territory, to call the roll of der, at ten o'clock, A, M., and said :

the members elect to the Convention. Then Gentlemen, Members of the Convention :- we shall not only know whether or not a quoAt the request of several delegates, the hour rum is in attendance, but any existing erronehaving arrived when it is proposed that this ous impressions will be corrected in regard to Convention shall meet, I now call you to order, who are members. For instance, it does not and move that Judge Brosnan, of Storey, be appear from the list as published in the newsrequested to serve as temporary President. papers, that I am a member. The question was taken, and the motion was

Mr. JOHNSON. We already have a tempoagreed to.

rary Secretary of the Convention, but neverMr. BROSNAN took the Chair as President

theless I will suggest that Secretary Clemens,

as he has the roll, or list of names of members pro lem. of the Convention, and said : Gentlemen of the Convention :- I thank you roll. I will make that as a motion.

elected, oblige the Convention by calling the most sincerely for this mark of your kind at

The question was taken, and the motion was tention and respect for me. You will, I know,

agreed to. excuse me from making any observations at

ROLL CALL. this time. Our work lies in hand, and we intend to get through with our business for to-day The Hon. ORION CLEMENS, Secretary of as rapidly as we can, in order to celebrate this the Territory, proceeded to call the roll of the glorious anniversary.

Convention by counties, in the order in which Mr. JOHNSON moved that Mr. Tozer be the election returns had been received by him.

Monday,]

COLLINS-OPENING PRAYER.

[July 4th.

names :

The following gentlemen answered to their of Thy presence and can not contain Thee !

Thou hast given us life. Thy unwearying care Frank H. Kennedy,

has ever been extended over us, and we have Lyon County, George A. Hudson,

dwelt and rejoiced “under the shadow of Thy J. S. Crosman.

wing.” We acknowledge Thy mercy in direct

ing our way3,-in appointing our changes, and Washoe & Roop Counties,

| George A. Nourse,
James H. Sturtevant.

in bestowing npon us all the personal, social

and political blessings essential to our highest Churchill County, ..... .Nelson E. Murdock.

temporal and eternal well-being. We thank Nye County,...

.Frank. M. Proctor. Thee for the civil order which has been estab-
John A. Collins,

lished and maintained in this remote part of our Charles E. DeLong,

land—that among these mountains, and amid Lloyd Frizell,

these desert wilds, where hidden treasures are Samuel A. Chapin,

hoarded in their primal beds, neighborhoods, Storey County, ..... Thomas Fitch,

villages, cities, and the institutions of an enNath'l A. H. Ball,

lightened Christian civilization have been Charles Tozer,

planted, as in a day, and we thank Thee that Almon Hovey,

now the foundations of a permanent Commonį Cornelius M. Brosnan. wealth are being laid, -that here, as we trust,

a State is to be reared in righteousness,--an enJ. Neely Johnson,

during monument to the honor of Thy name J. H. Kinkead, Ormsby County,....

a solid pillar in the great temple of human Israel Crawford,

freedom, and a tower of strength to the GenGeorge L. Gibson.

eral Government, through all time. We beHumboldt County, ........James A. Banks. seech Thee, Heavenly Father, to bless every

member of this Convention. Imbue each heart The following gentlemen were absent :

with wisdom from on high, and grant that no Lyon County,..... H. G. Parker,

selfish purposes, no sordid motives, no unholy W. W. Belden,

ambition, may bear influence upon this floor. Washoe &. Roop Counties, H. B. Brady,

May every mind realize its dependence upon G. N. Folsom.

Thee, and be assured of the enlightening influWilliam Wetherill,

ences of Thy word, and of the blessed teachB. S. Mason,

ings of Thy Holy Spirit. Let harmony prevail Esmeralda County,..... J. G. McClinton,

through all the deliberations and enactments of D. Wellington.

this body, and grant that the Constitution about

to be made may be deeply founded in truth and Albert T. Hawley, Douglas County,..

equity, and secure to all classes of the inbabJames W. Haines.

itants of the new State their natural, inalienNye County,

Frank Tagliabue. able rights. And now, oh Lord our God, we Storey County, .Josiah Earl.

commend to Thy guardian care our bleeding

country. We thank Thee for Thy goodness in Ormsby County, .A. J. Lockwood.

rearing and thus far preserving our nation. Ilumboldt County, | E. F. Dunne,

We confess that, as a people, we have wandered William Henry Jones. far from Tbee. We have neglected Thy word

J. H. Warwick, and Thy sanctuary. We have not heard the Lander County, R. H. Williams,

cry of the poor and of the oppressed. We have E. A. Morse.

abused Thy mercies--have grown proud, and

have trusted in our own wisdom and strength. The Territorial Secretary announced that Forgive us, oh Lord, all our sios; cleanse our twenty-one members were present. The PRESIDENT pro tem. There is a quo- chosen instrument for good in all coming ages.

nation from every iniquity, and use it as a rum of members present, and before proceed- We ask that thou will abundantly bless all in ing any further I suggest to the Convention the authority over us, especially the President of propriety of opening our proceedings with these United States, his Cabinet, and the heads prayer, inasmuch as I see that the Rev. Mr. of all the departments of our Government; White is present.

grant to watch over them, and to give them Mr. COLLINS moved that Rev. Mr. White be wisdom and strength to enable them to disinvited to offer prayer, which was agreed to. The Rev. E. F. WHITE came forward and Remember in merciful kindness our armies and

charge every duty faithfully and in Thy fear. offered the following

our navy ; guide their generals and officers, and guard and sustain all under their author

ity. In the bour of battle be thou their shield Our Father in Heaven, Thou art clothed in and defence ; give them victory, and crown majesty and might! Thou art infinite in wis- their efforts to sustain this great nation and to dom and truth-glorious in holiness, and ever- restore peace with success. Bless the wounded, lasting in being! Heaven and earth are full the sick, the destitute, the sufferiąg, and the be

PRAYER.

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