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Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-13.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier and Terry-10.

And so said fourth section of the preamble was adopted.

The fifth section of the said preamble, was thereupon read and adopted—ayes 21.

The ayes and noes being demanded, the affirmative voters were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Coe, Frey, Gaines, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jennings, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Hickman, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Terry, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Sneaker Love-21.

And so said fifth motion was adopted.

The sixth section of the said preamble was thereupon read and adopted-ayes 13; noes 9.

The ayes and noes being demanded the affirmative voters were,

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love- 13.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier and Terry-9.

And so said sixth section was adopted.

The first resolution was thereupon read and adopted--ayes 13; noes 10.

The ayes and noes being demanded, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-13.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier and Terry-10.

And so said first resolution was adopted:
The second resolution was thereupon read and adoptedmayes 13;

The ayes and noes being demanded, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Hardwicke, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love--13.

Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier and Terry--10.

And so said second resolution was adopted. The third resolution being thereupon read, Mr Anderson offered the following in lieu, to wit:

Resolved, That the freedom of elections being essential to the mu

noes 10.

tual independence of governments, and with the different branches of the same government so vitally cherished by most of our Constitutions, it is deemed improper for officers depending on the Executive of the Union to attempt to control or influence the free exercise of the elective right, and deeming such interference inconsistent with the constitution.

Mr. Wheeler moved to lay the foregoing amendment on the table, and thereupon the question was had, and determined in the negative; ayes 11; noes 11.

The ayes and noes being demanded, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Ilickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Wheeler and Mr. Speaker Love; 11.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Terry, Warner and Yoakum--11.

And so said proposition was rejected.

Mr. Yoakum thereupon moved to amend the said amendment by adding thereto after the word "union," the words "and office seekers."

Mr. Anderson moved to lay said proposition on the table; and there, upon the question being had, it was determined in the negative-ayes 11; noes 11.

The ayes and noes being demanded, the affirmative voters. were

Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Coe, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier Terry and Wheeler-11.

Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Warner,

Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-li.

And so said proposition was rejected.

The question was then had upon the adoption of Mr. Yoakum's amendment to that of Mr. Anderson's; and determined in the affirm. ative-ayes 12; noes il.

The ayes and noes being demanded the afirmative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakun aud Mir. Speaker Love

12.
Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gainos, Jennings, Jonos of Hickman, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier and Terry-il.

And so said amendment was accepted.

The question then recurred upon the adoption of Mr. Anderson's amendment, as amended by Mr. Yoakum; and being thereon had, it was determined in the negative-aves 0; noes 21. The ayes and noes being demanded; those who voted in the

negative were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Coe, Frev, Gaines, Gillespy, Ilardwicke, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln,

Laughlin, Reneau, Sevier, Smith, Terry, Warner, Wheeler and Ms.
Speaker Love-21.
And so said amendment was rejected.

The third resolution being read, Mr. Coe moved to amend the samo by striking out therefrom, all that part thereof after the words "similar bill," which motion prevailed.

Mr. Jennings, offered the following in lieu of the said third resolution after the word "resolved:”

Resolved, That this General Assembly disapproves of some of the provisions of a bill heretofore before the Senate of the United States, entitled “a Bill to prevent the interference of certain Federal officers in elections."

Mr. Wheeler moved to lay it on the table. And the question there. on being had, it was determined in the affirmative-ayes 13; noes 10.

The ayes and noes being demanded, the affirmative voters were,

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Hickman, Laughlin, Smith, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love- 13.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs, Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Terry-10.

And so said third resolution was adopted.
Mr. Reneau offered the following which was read at the clerk's table:

Whereas, In the year 1926 at the suggestion of the venerable Nathaniel Macon, a committee was appointed in the Senate of the United States to take into consideration the reduction of the patronage of the General Government, of which committee Thomas H. Benton was Chairman, and Martin Van Buren and Hugh L. White, and other distinguished friends of General Jackson were members. And whereas, said committee made a report accommpanied by six bills, in which report and bills are recognized the soundest principles of Jeffersonian Republicanism. Therefore

Resolved, That our Senators in Congress be instructed and our Representatives requested to use all fair and honorable means to have the principles of that report carried out in the administration of the Government. And also to secure the passage of said bills which are of the following titles, to wit:

I A Bill to regulate the publication of the laws of the United States and the public advertisements.

2 A Bill to secure in office faithful collectors and disbursers of the public revenue and the displacement of defaulters.

3 A Bill to regulate the appointment of Post Masters.
4 A Bill to regulate the appointment of Cadets.
5 A Eill to regulate the appointment of Midshipmen. And

6 A Bill to prevent the Military and Naval officers from being dismissed at the pleasure of the President.

Mr. Gillespy moved the previous question, previous to the taking of which he moved a call of the Senate, which being made the following named Senators, answered the call to wit:

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Balche Coe, Gaines, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Smith, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love--17.

Mr. Reneau thereupon moved an adjournment, which motion having precedence, the question was thereon had, and determined in the

negative-ayes 2 noes 15.

The yeas and nays being demanded, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Marshall and Reneau-2.
Those who voted in the negative, were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Balch, Coe; Gaines, Gillespy; Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-15.

And so said motion was rejected.

The proposition “shall the main question be now put?" being had, it was determined in the affirmative-ayes 13; noes 9.

The yeas and nays being required, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy; Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love--13.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs Anderson, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier and Terry-9.

And so the motion for the previous question was sustained.

Mr. Jennings moved a division of the said fourth resolution so as to test the sense of the Senate separately upon its two several parts, which motion prevailing, the questiion was had, “will the Senate adopt the first part of the fourth resolution?” and determined in the affirmativeayes 13; noes 10.

The ayes and noes being demanded, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Hickman, Laughlin, Smith, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-13.

Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sévier and Terry-10.

And so said first part of the fourth resolution was adopted.

The question was then had upon the adoption of the second part of said fourth resolution; and determined in the affirmative-ayes 23; noes 0.

The ayes and noes being demanded, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Coe, Frey, Gaines Gillespy, Jennings, Hardwicke, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Hickman, Laughlin, Marshall, Renean, Sevier, Smith, Terry, Warner, Wheeler. Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-23.

And so said second part was adopted.

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The fifth resolution being read, the question was had upon its adoption and determined in the affirmative-ayes 23; noes 0.

The ayes and noes being demanded, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Coe, Frey, Gaines, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Smith, Terry, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-23.

And so said fifth resolution was adopted.

The sixth resolution was then read, and the question of its adoption being had, it was determined in the affirmative--ayes 13; noes 9.

The ayes and noes being demanded, the affirmative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love--13.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier and Terry-9.

And so said sixth resolution was adopted.
The seventh resolution was then read and adopted-ayes 13; noes 10.

The ayes and noes being demanded, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love--13.

The negative voters were,

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall, Teneau, Sevier and Terry-10.

And so said seventh resolution was adopted.

Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the House of Representatives of the adoption of the said preamble and resolutions, and ask their concurrence therein.

Then the Senate adjoumed.

SATURDAY MORNÍNG, Nov. 9, 1839. Mr. Gillespy presented the petition of Erby Boyd of Bradley county, praying to have refunded to him money wrongfully paid. And also

The petition of Hiram Young, praying the benefit of mill occupants in the Ocoee District, which were read and referred to the committee on the Ocoee District.

Mr. Laughlin introduced

A Bill to extend the act of 1837–8, ch. 206, and creating the Merchant's Trust and Insurance Company of Nashville; which was read a first time, passed, and referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

The report of the Superintendent of the Penitentiary, was taken up and referred on motion of Mr. Hardwicke to the committee on the Penitentiary.

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