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to and report to the Senate the amount of the salaries now allowed to the several officers of said bank and its branches.

The said preamble and resolutions were thereupon read as amended and adopted.

On motion of Mr. Sevier, Ordered, that Mr. Brown be added to the committee on Federal Relations.

A Bill requiring clerks, registers and other officers of Marshall county to be elected on the same days as in other counties. And

A Bill for the relief of the citizens of Washington county, were severally read a second time, passed and referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Gillespy asked and obtained leave to withdraw for amendment, a bill for the ben of the Bank of Tennessee.

Then the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY Morning, Nov. 12, 1839. Mr.Sevier presented the petition of sundry citizens of Carroll county on behalf of Joel G. Nutt, accompanied by a Bill to restore Joel G. Nutt to his former privileges as a citizen and for other purposes, which was read a first time, passed, and referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Coe submitted the following:

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the Joint Select Committee on Banks (by the chairman of either house) have authority in the prosecution of enquiries directed by either house, to be made in the past and present management and condition of the several Banks in the State, to send for persons and papers and to administer oaths.

And the rule requiring resolutions to lie one day on the table being suspended, the said resolution was adopted.

Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the House of Representatives therewith and ask their concurrence therein.

Mr. Laughlin introduced

A Bill to prevent the unlawful assemblage of slaves, which was read a first time and passed. And

A Bill to authorize aliens to hold, convey, mortgage, lease and inherit real estate, land and other property and for other purposes therein specified, was read and referred on motion of Mr. Jennings, to the committee on Public Lands. And

A Bill to suspend so much of an act, entitled "an act to establish a State Bank, to raise a fund for Internal Improvements and to aid in the establishment of a system of education, passed 9th Jan. 1838, as authorizes and requires the Governor of the State to issue bonds of the State, together with the amendment heretofore offered by Mr. Balch in lieu of the whole from the enacting clause, which was taken up and read.

Mr. Jones of Lincoln moved to amend the original Bill by striking the proviso therefrom.

Mr. Jennings moved to refer the Bill and amendment to the committee on Internal Improvement, which motion was lost.

The question then recurred upon the motion of Mr. Jones of Lincoln to strike from the original Bill the proviso thereto, and being thereon had, it was determined in the affirmative.

Mr. Balch asked and obtained leave to withdraw his amendment.

Mr. Jones of Hickman offered an additional section as an amendment thereto, providing for the recall and redelivery of all bends not negotiated, that were issued for the purpose of moving obstructions in the navigable water courses of the State.

Mr. Reneau thereupon moved to lay the said Bill and amendment on the table, and the question thereon being had it was determined in the negative--ayes 10; noes 10.

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

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

The negative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Wheeler and Mr. Speaker Love-10.

And so said proposition was rejected.

Mr. Jennings thereupon moved to refer the bill and amendment to the committee on the Judiciary, with instructions to report promptly a Bill in lieu of the whole, which will remedy those defects in the present laws on the subject of Internal Improvements, that have given rise to alleged frauds and impositions on the State.

The Speaker decided the foregoing motion to be out of order, from which decision Mr. Jennings appealed to the house, and the sense of the Senate being had, the said decision was rejected.

The question then recurred upon the motion of reference, and being thereon had, it was determined in the negative.

Mr. Gillespy thereupon moved to lay the amendment of Mr. Jones of Hickman on the table, and the question being thereon had, it was determined in the affirmative-ayes 13; noes 8.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Reneau, Sevier, Smith, Terry and Mr. Speaker Love-13.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Walton and Wheeler-8.

And so said amendment was ordered to the table.

Mr. Balch moved to amend the said bill by adding thereto the words "or to subscribe for stock" after the words “State Bonds," which mostion prevailed.

The said bill was thereupon read as amended a second time and passed.

A Bill from the House of Representatives to establish the county of Polk.

· A Bill to allow an additional District to the counties in this State under restrictions.' And

A Bill giving further time to sheriffs to collect arrearages of taxes, were severally read a first time and passed.

A Bill from the House of Representatives for the relief of such persons as made improvements upon school sections in the Ocoee District, was read a first time, passed, and referred to the committee on the Ocoee District.

A Bill to make more public an act passed the 11th Dec. 1837, establishing De Kalb county, was taken up and read.

Mr. Laughlin offered the following additional section as an amendment thereto, to wit::

Be it enacted, That the county of De Kalb as organized under the act above mentioned, and the acts referred to, is hereby declared to be established as one of the lawful and constitutional counties of this State, according to the provisions of this and the aforesaid acts.

And the sense of the Senate being had thereon, the said amendment was accepted. The said bill was thereupon read a second time as amended and passed.

Mr. Speaker Love's resolution directory to the committee on Federal Relations, was taken up and read.

Mr. Gillespy moved to amend the said resolution by requiring the said committee to enquire into the expediency of preparing and reporting a memorial to the Congress of the United States, in relation to the matters and things therein contained, which motion prevailed.--The said resolution was thereupon read as amended and adopted.

A Bill from the House of Representatives giving further time for surveying entries and obtaining grants thereon, was read a first time, passed and referred to the committee on Public Lands.

A Bill from the House of Representatives to provide for the payment of twenty-five dollars to Holman and Hollingsworth for services rendered the State, was read a first time, passed, and referred to the committee on Claims.

Mr. Gillespy returned with an amendment in lieu of the whole from the enacting clause. And

A Biil for the benefit of the creditors of the Bank of Tennessee.
On motion of Mr. Laughlin,

Ordered, That said bill and amendment be referred to the committee on Claims.

Mr. Balch submitted the following:

Resolved by the General Assernbily of the State of Tennessee, That the President and Directors of the Bank of Tennessee, report forthwith to this Goneral Assembly the amount of the Bonds which have been issued and delivered to them for the benefit of Internal Improvement Companies; at what true the same were issued; ad fear what para

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ticular roads they were issued; and what disposition has been made of the same.

And the rule being suspended, Mr. Jones of Lincoln, offered the following as an amendment thereto, to wit:

And that said President and Directors also report, what amount of State Bonds have been issued and placed in said bank for the raising the $300,000 for the improvement of rivers in this State; and what disposition (if any) has been made of said bonds.

The said amendment was ruceived, and the resolution adopted.

Orlered, That the clerk acquaint the House of Representatives Therewith, and ask their concurrence therein.

Then the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY MORNING, Nov. 13, 1839. Mr. Warner presented the petition of one hundred and fifty-six gentlemen and one hundred and twenty-nine ladies of Marshall county, remonstrating against a repeal of the tippling act; which were severally read and ordered to be transmitted to the blouse of Representatives.

Mr. Terry introduced

A Bill to extend the rights of citizenship to John Brown and his sons Thomas Brown and William Brown, and his daughter Eliza Brown, Cherokee Indians, which was read a first time and passed.

Mr. Gillespy introduced
A Bill for the benefit of Hiram Young, and

A Bill for the relief of Erby Boyd of Bradley county, which were severally read a first time, passed and referred to the committee on the Ocoee District.

Mr. Gillespy also introduced

A Bill for the relief of John H. Johnson; which was read a first time and passed.

Mr. Gillespy also introduced

A Bill for the relief of Allan D. Gentry of Monroe county, which was read a first time, passed, and referred to the committee on clains.

A Bill for the benefit of James Brown of Monroe county was taken up and read. Mr. Gillespy offered an amendment thereto in lieu of the whole from the enacting clause, which was received. The said bill was thereupon, on motion of Mr. Anderson, ordered to the table.

Mr. Gillespy submitted the following:

Whereas, several internal improvement companies in this State, acting under the belief that the five per cent. bonds issued for their benefit, and in payment of the State subscription to said companies, could be converted into money, have commenced the improvements contemplated, and entered into contracts to have the same carried on and completed; and whereas, in consequence of the derangement of the monetary concerns of the commercial world, and consequent depress' sion in the prices of such securities, their anticipations have been dis

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appointed, and the companies and contractors thereby thrown into serious difficulties; therefore, be it

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the Bank of Tennessee and its branches be, and they are hereby instructed to loan all such companies upon the deposit and pledge of their bonds aforesaid, not exceeding two thirds of the amount of such bonds, in the ordinary notes of circulation of said Bank, but made payable twelve months after date; the bonds to remain in the banks as security for the loan, and the interest accruing on said bonds to be appropriated in the first place to the payment of the interest on the loan; and which said bonds may be sold by said bank at its discretion for and on account of said company after the expiration of twelve months from the date of said loan, by giving sixty days notice thereof to said company, and the loss, if any, to be paid to said banks by said company.

Mr. Terry withdrew for amendment the resolution heretofore submitted by him to amend the 10th article and 4th section of the constitution of this State.

The resolution submitted by Mr. Yoakum on the 29th October, proposing a joint select committee on the subject of the common school fund, was taken up and read,

Mr. Jones of Lincoln moved to amend by adding thereto the words, "and to administer oaths,' which motion prevailed. The said resolution was thereupon adopted.

The Speaker appointed Messrs. Yoakum, Anderson and Wheeler to be of said committee on the part of the Senate.

Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the House of Representatives therewith and ask their concurrence therein.

A Bill to prevent the issuance of State bonds being read, Mr. Anderson moved to reinstate the proviso thereto, which was stricken out on yesterday,

Nr. Hardwicke, then in the chair, decided the said motion to be out of order; from which decision an appeal was had to the house, and decided to be in order. The question then recurred upon the motion to reinstate the proviso, and being thereon had it was determined in the -negative-ayes S, noes 14. The

yeas and nays being required, those who voted in the affirmative Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Rencau, Sevier and Walton-S.

The netrative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Ilardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Turney, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakumn and Mr. Speaker Love-11.

And so said proposition was rejected.

The said bill was thereupon read a third and last time, passed, and ordered with its amendinents to be sent to the House of Representatives,

A Bill to make more public an act passed Dec. 11, 1837, establishing De Kalb county, was read a third and last time, passed (with amend

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