Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Journal (9)

The next day:

"Wednesday the 11th day of April 1792"

"The Convention met according to adjournment."

"Resolved That the Convention do now according to the order of the day resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to take into their farther consideration the matters to them referred Mr. Garrard was elected to the Chair and after some time spent The President resumed the Chair and the Chairman reported that the Committee of the whole had taken into their farther consideration the matters to them referred and had made some farther progress therein but not having time to go thro' the same have directed him to move for leave to sit again Tomorrow which is granted.  Mr. David Rice from the County of Mercer resigned his seat as a member of this house and entered his resignation in the following words viz.  I David Rice a member for the County of Mercer do hereby resign my seat in the Convention chosen by the freemen of Kentucky to frame a fundamental constitution for the Sate of Kentucky Given under my hand this 11th day of April 1792. David Rice."

"Ordered. That a Writ be immediately issued for the election of a Member for the County of Mercer to supply the place of Mr. David Rice who hath this day resigned and that the election be held at the Courthouse of the said County on Friday the 13th day of Instant."

"Resolved That this Convention will Tomorrow again resolve itself int a Committee of the whole to take into farther consideration the matters to them referred."

"The Convention then Adjourned untill Tomorrow morning 10 O'Clock."

Still part of the colony of Virginia, Mercer County was formed 1785 from parts of Lincoln County.   At this time, it was geographically in the middle of the state. [Centre College took its name in 1819 when it was still Mercer County. ]  The name was taken from Gen. Hugh Mercer, a native Scotsman, who became a military officer in the French and Indian War.  By 1776, he was commissioned a Colonel of the Third Virginia Regiment, and became a Brigadier-general before his death in battle 1777. 


Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Journal (8)

The weather in Kentucky can sure change quickly...you know those April showers.   The following entry is made:

"Monday the 9th day of April 1792."

"The Convention met according to Adjournment.  There not being a sufficient number to proceed to business thro the inclemency of the weather Ordered That the Convention do adjourn untill Tomorrow morning 10 Clock."

The following day is recorded:

"Tuesday the 10th day of April 1792."

"The Convention met according to Adjournment."

"Resolved, That this Convention do now resolve itself into a committee of the whole to take into farther consideration the matters to them referred. Mr. Garrard was elected to the Chair and after some time spent Mr. President resumed the Chair, - Mr. George Nicholas the the County of Mercer being reelected appeared & took his seat the Convention again went into a Committee of the whole & Mr. Garrard was again elected to the Chair and after some farther time spent therein the President  resumed the Chair & the Chairman reported that the Committee of the whole had taken into their farther consideration the matters to them referred & had made some farther progress therein but not having time to go thro the same had directed him to move for leave to sit again Tomorrow which was granted."

"Resolved That this Convention will Tomorrow again resolve itself into a Committe of the whole to take into father consideration the matters to them referred"

"The Convention then Adjourned untill Tomorrow Morning, 10 O'Clock."

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Journal (7)

The Convention Continued Saturday, the 7th day of April 1792: [day 7 of the convention]

"The Convention met according to Adjournment."

"Resolved That this Convention will now according to the order of day resolve itself into a Committee of whole to take into their farther consideration the matters to them referred.  Mr. Shelby was elected to the Chair and after sometime spent Mr. President resumed the Chair and the Chairman  reported that the Committee of the whole had taken into their farther consideration the matters to them referred and had made some farther progress therein but not having time to go thro' the same had directed him to move for leave to sit again on Monday next which was granted.

     George Nicholas Esquire a member for the County of Mercer resigned his seat as a member of this House and entered his resignation in the words viz 'I George Nicholas of the County of Mercer do hereby resign my seat as a member of the Convention chosen by the freemen of Kentucky for the purpose of framing a fundamental Constitution for the State of Kentucky.  Given under my hand this 7th day of April 1792.'  George Nicholas

     Ordered That a writ for the election of a member for the County of Mercer be immediately issued to supply the place of George Nicholas Esquire who has resigned his seat and that the Election be held at the Courthouse of the said County on Monday the ninth day of the present month.

     Ordered That Mr. Crawford have leave of absence from the service of this house untill Tuesday next, Mr. Smith and Mr. Frier untill Monday 12 O'Clock.

     Resolved That the President of this Convention do present the thanks thereof to George Nicholas Esquire for his particular attention & zealous & useful assistance in conducting the business while a member of this House.

     Resolved That this Convention will according to the order of the day again on Monday next resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to take into farther consideration the matters to them referred.

     The Convention adjourned untill Monday 10 o'clock."

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Journal (6)

The Convention continues:

"Friday the 6th day of April 1792"

"The Convention met according to Adjournment."

"Resolved That this Convention will now according to the Order of the day resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to take into farther consideration the matters to them referred.  Mr. Shelby was elected to the Chair and after sometime spent the President resumed the Chair and the Chairman reported that the Committee of the whole had taken into farther consideration the matters to them referred and had made farther progress therein but not having time to go thro' the same had directed him to move for leave to sit again Tomorrow which was granted."

"Resolved That this Convention will Tomorrow again resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to take into farther consideration the matters to them referred."

"The Convention then adjourned untill Tomorrow morning Ten O'Clock."