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The Right Of Suffrage

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The joint rcsolution for altering the Conetitution by strikiny out the word ''wliiic' was lost in the House by onc vote - yeas 2G, üoys Í). the Conantution requiring a majority of all the members clect lo be in favor of submitting the measure to tlie poople, and Itco t'tinls of the menibers elect of the euceceding Legislature - So thnt although tiic voto wa6 nearly throe to one ili favor of it, yet it was lost by tho absence of members : for f the House had been fu 11, i would doubtlcss have passed. One more vote in the afilrmativo would hnve carried the measure -at this session. Though long delayed, i wil I succecd. Public opinión is alrcady turnin rapidly in favor of it : and it is approved by one half the public presd of the State, whilo only here and there can somc bufToon paper be foutui opcnly to oppoec it. We give :flhe powerf that be" due notice that they must continue to meet this question till they consent to do jasüce. "Therij'fi a better time coming."