The Debates

The Debates

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...the rule. I vote " no " on this question. Mr. Pugh. I generally try to vote upon every question upon its merits. I may fail to do so sometimes, but I try to do so. I voted to give Kent county two delegates, because in my opinion I was not thereby violating the practical application of this rule, and I am not disposed now to retrace my steps. I vote "no." Mr. Sands. I deem a word necessary in justification of myself, in reply to remarks made by my friend from Kent (Mr. Hollyday, ) and he will bear witness to the truth of what I say, I do not think we ever had a conversation about this matter of Kent county, that I did not also instance Baltimore county, and say that I was in favor of giving each of them an additional delegate. And I did vote--without there being any compact at all, which I distinctly declare there was not so far as I am concerned--I did certainly vote for Kent county, with the full conviction made upon my mind by the conversation I had in ijfgard to it, that Baltimore county had equal claims. I endeavor to act out my views fairly and deliberately, and I must then be allowed to judge what is my proper course of conduct, when having performed my share of the work. I find gentlemen on the other side of the house failing in what I expected of them. I vote "aye" on the question of reconsideration. Mr. Scott. I generally leave my votes to explain themselves. But in explanation of this vote, I will say that having voted in good faith for an additional member to Kent county, because I believed that if a new enumeration were made to-day she would be found to have the population to entitle her to it, I shall vote " no " on this question. Mr. Thomas. I desire to say in explanation of my vote, that when...show more

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  • Paperback | 546 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 962g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662923X
  • 9781236629234