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WHEREAS, Our Convention is becoming very large and unwieldy in its proportions and difficult of entertainment; and whereas there is a growing feeling among our brethren that some steps should be taken to reduce the basis of representation in the body; therefore

RESOLVED, That a committee of seven be appointed to consider and report upon the propriety of striking out of the Constitution so much thereof as authorizes the appointment of a delegate each by the district Associations of the several States.

This resolution, it was proposed to amend, by J. W. Warder, Kentucky, as follows:

RESOLVED, That the committee proposed be instructed also to consider the propriety of abandoning the financial basis and substituting the numerical as the only basis of appointing delegates to his body.

But, on a motion of J. B. Hawthorne, Georgia, the matter was laid on the table by a division of the house.