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REVISE THE CONSTITUTION
MANCHESTER, N. H.
PRINTED BY JOHN B. CLARKE COMPANY
CONCORD, N. H., June 5, 1918. The delegates of the Convention to Revise the Constitution assembled in the hall of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 5, 1918, and were called to order by Major William H. Trickey of Tilton.
Prayer was offered by Reverend William Hathaway Pound, delegate in the Convention from Wolfeboro.
Mr. Rosecrans W. Pillsbury of Londonderry.-In this day when patriotism stands above partisanship, when we are all devoted to the common weal, we desire to honor men for their worth. I feel honored to present to this Convention as temporary chairman a man who fifty-nine years ago served in this hall as a member of the Legislature, a man who has served his State in the Halls of Congress, a man who has been a citizen we have all delighted to honor. It gives me great pleasure to present to you the name of Hon. Hosea W. Parker of Claremont as temporary presiding officer of this Convention.
On motion of Mr. Rosecrans W. Pillsbury of Londonderry, Hon. Hosea W. Parker of Claremont was chosen temporary chairman of the Convention by acclamation.
Messrs. Rosecrans W. Pillsbury of Londonderry and James F. Brennan of Peterborough were chosen a committee to escort the temporary chairman to the chair.
On assuming the chair, Mr. Parker addressed the Convention as follows:
Gentlemen of the Convention :
Be assured that I duly appreciate the distinguished honor which you have conferred upon me. I thank you sincerely from the bottom of my heart for this great honor. We have gathered here today, gentlemen, to discharge an important duty to our State. Let us all act together, having in mind the best interests of the State we love so well. It is not for me, gentlemen, to take up your time or attention with any extended remarks. I therefore await your pleasure.
On motion of Mr. James O. Lyford of Concord, Mr. A. Chester Clark of Concord was chosen temporary secretary.
Mr. Clark appeared and qualified as temporary secretary.
On motion of Mr. William T. Kinney of Claremont:
Resolved, That a committee, consisting of twenty delegates, be appointed by the chair to inquire who are elected delegates to this Convention and that each county shall be represented thereon.
The following named gentlemen were appointed as such committee:
COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS.
William E. Kinney of Claremont.
Ernest G. Templeton of Exeter.
Elisha C. Andrews of Somersworth.
Arthur E. Kenison of Ossipee.
Edgar W. Smith of Center Harbor.
Henry H. Metcalf of Concord.
Orville D. Fessenden of Brookline.
George W. Pierce of Winchester.
Edward Woods of Bath.