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REVISED RECORD

OF THE

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

OF THE

STATE OF NEW YORK

May 8, 1894, to September 29, 1894

REVISED BY

HON. WILLIAM H. STEELE,

VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF 1894,

Pursuant to Chap. 21, Laws of 1898.

PUBLISHED UNDER DIRECTION OF

HON. CHARLES E. FITCH, L. H. D.,

SECRETARY OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF 1894,

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REVISED RECORD

OF THE

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

OF THE

STATE OF NEW YORK.

MAY 8. 1894, TO SEPTEMBER 29, 1894.

Tuesday Morning, May 8, 1894.

The Constitutional Convention of the State of New York met at the Assembly Chamber, Albany, N. Y., May 8, 1894, at 11 A. M. The Hon. John Palmer, Secretary of State, called the Convention to order.

The Rev. Walton W. Battershall, D. D., of St. Peter's church, Albany, N. Y., offered the following prayer:

"Oh, God, who has instituted Thy throne in righteousness, vouchsafe Thy presence in this assembly and give us Thy guidance in its deliberations for the enactment of just and equal laws, which shall preserve liberty and protect virtue and build up the structure of the State upon strong and enduring foundations. Preserve them from error, ignorance, prejudice and from evil passion which darkens our souls and is the hiding of Thy face. Grant in strict wisdom and sound judgment that they may so interpret that the law as constituted shall be Thy desire, whose voice is the harmony of the world, that they may promote peace and good will; dissolve the bands of strife and dissension; right the wrongs of the injured and maintain the cause of the innocent; punish the wrongdoer, but defend them that do well; that so Thy righteousness may prevail in the land, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. The grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost be with us all forever. Amen."

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