New Hampshire Constitutional Convention

New Hampshire’s tenth constitutional convention, upon whose labors the voters will pass judgment in November, 1920, offers a striking contrast to most constitutional conventions of recent years.’ It met originally in June, 1918, sat for three days, during which it organized, appointed its committees, debated andt disposed of an important constitutional question, and then adjourned awaiting the quieter days of peace. Upon reconvening in January, igo, it concluded its work within seventeen days, at an expense of less than $5oooo, and proposed only seven amendments, five of which had been submitted to the voters by previous conventions. For a body of over four hundred men, meeting in the midst of rapidly changing conditions and dealing with a constitution which is today substantially the same document as that adopted in 1784, this may well be said to be an unusual record of brevity and despatch.