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Terry, Chester N.

Transcription from back: “Terry, Chester N. Sec. Of the Grand Lodge of I.O.O.F. 1856. Secretary of the Constitutional Convention, Salem, Sept. 18, 1857. Presented by Mrs. S. C. Dyer, Salem. Rec. No. 270.”

Ellsworth & Cardwell (Portland, Or.)

Oregon Constitutional Convention records, 1857-1859

  • MSS 1227
  • Collection
  • 1857 - 1859

Documents created during the Oregon Constitutional Convention of 1857. Includes: committee reports, drafts of articles and schedules, general notes, corrections, and other materials. Sections of the constitution represented include: preamble and bill of rights; suffrage and elections; distribution of powers; Legislative Department; Executive Department; education and school lands; finance; militia; corporations and internal improvements; seat of government; general provisions; boundaries; schedules, and related papers. Also includes printed speech of James Hughes of Indiana, on the admission of Oregon, delivered in the House of Representatives, 1859 February 10.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Oregon Constitutional Convention listing of delegates

A listing of the delegates to the Oregon Constitutional Convention. The names listed on the page are, M. P. Deady, President; Chester N. Terry, Secretary; M. C. Barkwell, Assistant Secretary; Solomon Fitzhugh; Nathaniel Robbins; S. J. McCormick; Paul Brattrain; Isaac R. Moores; Reuben S. Coyle; Enoch Hoult; William Matzger; Wm. A. Starkweather; Jesse Cox; J. H. Brattrain; L. J. C. Duncan; P. P. Prim; A. L. Lovejoy; James K. Kelly; David Logan; Benjamin F. Burch; Thomas Whitted; R. V. Short; Daniel Newcomb; Luther Elkins; La Fayette Grover; David Shannon; Sidney B. Hendershott; John W. Watts; P. B. Marple; A. D. Babcock; Richard Miller; F. Waymire; Joseph Cox; Delazon Smith; Thomas J. Dryer; John T. Crooks; Wm. H. Packwood; Levi Anderson; John Kelsay; Robert C. Kinney; Jame Shields; John S. White; Geo. H. Williams; William H. Farrar; Stephen F. Chadwick; John R. McBride; W. W. Bristow; Reuben P. Boise.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Preliminary draft of the Oregon State Constitution, Article XVIII - Schedule

An early draft with notes and amendments to Article XVIII, Schedule, of the Oregon State Constitution. It was written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header indicates that it was read for the first time on September 11; read the second time on September 15 and referred to the committee of the whole; reported back from committee of the whole with amendments on September 15, 1857.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Preliminary drafts of the Oregon State Constitution, Miscellaneous Provisions

Early drafts of miscellaneous provisions to the Oregon State Constitution written for the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The included amendments are Article XV, Miscellaneous; Article XVII, Amendments; Article XIII, Salaries; and Article XII, State Printer. The document header notes that it was read for the first time on September 15; read the second time September 16; and referred to the committee of the whole.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Undated draft of the Oregon State Constitution, Miscellaneous Provisions

Undated drafts of miscellaneous provisions to the Oregon State Constitution written for the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The included amendments are Article XV, Miscellaneous; Article XVII, Amendments; Article XIII, Salaries; and Article XII, State Printer.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Preliminary draft of the Oregon State Constitution, Article XIV - the Seat of Government

An early draft of Article XIV, the Seat of Government, of the Oregon State Constitution written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header notes that it was read for the first time on September 12; read the second time on September 14 and referred to the committee of the whole; and reported back with amendments and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time on September 16, 1857.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Drafts of the Oregon State Constitution, Article XI, Corporations and Internal Improvements

A draft including proposed amendments and notes of Article XI, Corporations and Internal Improvements, of the Oregon State Constitution written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header indicates tat it was read the first time on August 25 and read the second time August 27.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Minority report on Oregon State Constitution, Article VII - Education Department

Minority report on Article VII, Education and School Lands, of the Oregon Constitution written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header indicates that it was read the first time August 26; Read the second time are referred to the committee of the whole on September 2; Reported back September 9 with the recommendation that it not pass.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Preliminary draft of the Oregon State Constitution, Article VII - Education Department

An early draft of Article VII, Education and School Lands, of the Oregon Constitution written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header indicates that it was read the first time on August 26; read the second time on August 28, and referred to committee of the whole; reported back with amendments and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time on September 15, 1857.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Preliminary draft of the Oregon State Constitution, Article VII - Judicial Department

An early draft with amendments and notes of Article VII, Judicial Department, of the Oregon Constitution written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header indicates that the draft was read the first time on August 22; read the second time on August 25 and referred to the committee of the whole; referred back to the committee on the judicial department on August 31, 1857.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Preliminary draft of the Oregon State Constitution, Article VI - Administrative Department

An early draft with amendments and notes of Article VI, Administrative Department, of the Oregon Constitution written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header indicates that the draft was read for the first time August 25; read the second time August 27 and referred to committee of the whole; ordered to engross and read a third time on September 1, 1857.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Preliminary draft of the Oregon State Constitution, Article IV - Legislative Department

An early draft of Article IV, Legislative Department, of the Oregon Constitution, written during the 1857 Constitutional Convention. The document header indicates that it was read for the first time August 26; read the second time September 3, and referred to committee of the whole. Said on table September 9, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time on Tuesday, September 15, 1857.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

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