Thursday Evening Feby 2nd 1837


Met pursuant to adjournment. Meeting called to order, roll called and the following named persons (viz) L. J. Clawson, A. Scott, R. R. Rundle, C. Woods, H. C. Caswell, W. L. Slop, Ebin. Dennison, Dr. Jewel, Ant. Combs, J. W. Collett & A. C. Robinson were noted as absentees. It was moved and carried that the rules of the houses be so far suspended that the individuals who open the debate be allowed the same time as the original leaders of debate. Mr. Junius Hall then rose on the Negative in continuation of the Question Does the principle of right require the immediate emancipation of the Slave who was followed by the Rev. E. P. Lovejoy in the affirmative after some time spent in an animated discussion in favor of the Negative an appeal was taken which resulted in the house sustaining the decision of the president. The committee through whom questions were to be proposed not being present the following Question was proposed by Junius Hall Esqr and adopted by the Society for discussion at the next meeting of the Society (viz). Ought the Representative be bound by the will of his constituents. Mr. Hall and Dr. Jewel volunteered on the Negative and Mr. Merrill and Mr. Newman on the affirmative. Excused were then called for on the part of delinquent members when E. P. Lovejoy and Mr. Clark was [sic] fined and Mr. Merrill, Mr. Hall and Dr. Jewel were Excused.


Moved to adjourn to meet at this place next Thursday Evening Half past 6 O Clock.


George Smith President


Joseph Gordon Secy.

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