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A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Crockett their clerk.
Mr. Speaker: The House of Representatives have read a third time and passed a bill from the Senate, to ascertain and equalize the prison bounds throughout the State, and have made several amendments thereto herewith transmitted, in which they ask the concurrence of the Senate.
And then he withdrew. Whereupon the said several amendments were read and agreed to.
Mr. Jones of Hickman maved a reconsideration of the vote accepting Mr. Yoakum's amendment to the bill establishing the county of Polk, which motion prevailing.
The said bill was taken up, whereupon Mr. Yoakum asked and obtained leave to withdraw his said amendment.
The said bill was thereupon read as amended a third time, and the question "shall the bill pass," being thereon had, it was determined in the affirmative-ayes 13, noes 5.
The ayes and noes being demanded, those who voted in the affirmative were
Messrs. Brown, Coe, Gaines, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Reneau, Sevier, Terry, Walton, Yoakum and Speaker Love-13.
The negative voters were,
Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the House of Representatives of the amendment made thereto, and ask their concurrence there with.
A Bill to extend the rights of citizenship to John Brown and his sons Thomas Brown and William, and his daughter Eliza Brown, Cherokee Indians, was read a third time, passed, and ordered to be transmitted to the House of Representatives.
Mr. Terry returned with an amendment in lieu of the whole, a bill to compel Robert Burke to complete his turnpike road and for other purposes, which were on his motion referred to the committee on Internal Improvement.
A Bill to define the duty of rangers and for other purposes, was read a second time and passed.
Mr. Marshall thereupon asked and obtained leave to withdraw the same for amendment.
A Bill to allow an additional civil district to counties in this State under certain restrictions being read, Mr. Jones of Lincoln moved to strike out the words “or more, after the word "one.”
On motion of Mr. Marshall the said bill and motion were ordered to the table.
A Bill to repeal part of the 7th section of an act passed in the year 1835 establishing Chancery Courts being read, Mr. Balch moved the following amendment thereto, to wit:
Provided the parties lived in the Tazwell Chancery district at the time such suits were commenced, which motion was rejected.
The said bill was thereupon read a third time, passod, and ordered to be transmitted to the House of Representatives.
Mr. Marshall moved an adjournment, and thereupon the question was had and determined in the affirmative-ayes 15, noes 7.
The ayes and noes being demanded, the affirmative voters were
Messrs. Aiken, Brown, Coe, Frey, Gaines, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Marshall, Sevier, Smith, Terry, Walton, Warner, Wheeler and Yoakum-15.
The negative voters were
Messrs. Anderson, Balch, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Reneau and Turney_7.
And then the Senate adjourned.
Saturday MORNING, Nov. 23, 1839. Mr. Terry presented the petition of sundry citizens of Hamilton county in behalf of Samuel B. Mead, which was read, and on his motion ordered to be transmitted to the House of Representatives.
Mr. Gillespy presented the petition of sundry citizens of Monroe county in relation to school land, which was read and referred to the committee on education and common schools.
Mr. Speaker Love presented the report of the president and Directors of the Forked Deer Turnpike Company, and also the report of the president and Directors of the, Jefferson Turnpike Company, which were read and referred to the committee on Internal Improvement.
Mr. Speaker Love also presented the following tabular statement made by Luke Lea, Esq. Secretary of State, which was read and two hundred copies thereof ordered to be printed-to wit:
SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE, Ilon. Thomas Love,
Nashville, Nov. 20, 1839. Speaker of the Senate: Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith, tabular statements, marked A and B, containing the information called for in a resolution directory to the Secretary of State, adopted by the Senate on the 24th ult.
LUKE LEA, Sec'y of State.
(A.) STATEMENT of the Subscriptions for Stock on behalf of the State in
Internal Improvement Companies.
Companies. | Cap. Stk | Date of Sub'n. | Amt. Sub. 1. and Shelbyville Turnp’k Co. 200,000 June 23, 1936. .
66,6663 2. La Grange and Memphis Rail Road Company,
500,000 | June 23, 1836. 125,000 3. Gallatin Turnpike Co. 135,000 | June 23, 1936. 45,000 4. Lebanon and Nashville Turnpike Company,
120,000 Oct. 4th, 1836. 40,000 Total amount subscribed,
(A.) 11.-SUBSCRIPTIONS UNDER THE Act of 1938.
Companies. | Cap. Stk | Date of Sub'n. | Ami. Sub, 1. Clarksville and Russellville Turnpike Co.
75,000 Sept. 7, 1838. 37,500 2. Franklin and Columbia Turnpike Co.
150,000 do. 75,000 3. Fayettville and Shelbyville Turnpike Co. (a)
90,000 4. Lebanon and Sparta Turnpike Co. (6)
60,000 5. Jefferson Turnpike Co. 90,000 do,
45,000 6. Columbia Central Turnpike Company (c)
250,000 do. 125,000 7. Cumberland and Stone's Ri
ver Turnpike Co. (d) 216,000 Oct. 23, 1838. | 108,000 8. Chamber's and Purdy turnpike Co.
15,000 | Nov. 1, 1838. 7,500 9. Nashville and Charlotte : Turnpike Co.
60,000 Nov. 3, 1838. 30,000 10. Harpeth Turnpike Co. 80,000 Nov. 7, 1938. 40,000 11. Gallatin Turnpike Co. (e) 225,000 | Nov. 23, 1838. 112,500 12. Livingston Turnpike Co. 50,000 | Nov. 26, 1838. 25,000 13. Lebanon and Nashville Turnpike Co. (f)
171,750 | Jan’y. 3, 1839.
85,575 14. Murfreesboro, Manchester and Winchest'r t'npk Co.(g)
Jan’y. 4, 1839. 15. Pelham and Jasper Turn
100,000 Feb'y 1, 1839. 50,000 16. Fulton Turnpike Co.
20,000 March 1, 1839. 10,000 17. Harpeth and Farmington Turnpike Co.
60,000 March 6,1839. 30,000 18. Forked Deer Turnpike Company. (h)
14,000 March 25, '39. 7,000 19. Columbia, Pulaski, Elkton
and Ala. Turnpike Co. (i) 150,000 May 2d, 1839. 75,000 20. Big Hatchie Turnpike and Bridge Company. (1)
80,000 June 14, 1839. 40,000 21. Gallatin and Cumberland Turnpike Co.
25,000 July 10, 1839. 12,500 22. Nolensville Turnpike Co. 100,000 Aug. 13, 1839. 50,000 23. Ashport Turnpike Co. 80,000 Aug. 13, 1839. 40,000 24. Hiwassee Railroad Co. (k)
Sept. 7, 1838.
650,000 25. Louisville, Cincinnati and Charleston Railroad Co. (k)
March 30, '33.
650,000 Total amount subscribed under the Act of 1838, $2,455,875 Total amount subscribed under Act of 1836,
276,6663 Grand total,
$2,732,5413 For notes, &c. and a continuation of the above, see next page.
The grand total of $2,732,541} is exclusive of the one half of the capital of the Murfreesborough, Manchester and Winchester Turnpike Company, which has not been fixed by she Commissioners. Assuming the capital of this company to be fixed at $100,000, and deducting the subscriptions for stock in the Gallatin Turnpike Co. and the Lebanon and Nashville Turnpike Co. made under the act of 1836, which are merged in the subscriptions for stock in said Companies made under the act of 1838, it will appear that the entire amount of the State's liabilities in virtue of her subscriptions for stock in Internal Improvement Companies, is $2,747,541%. It is to be observed, however, that several of the Companies have a discretionary power to increase their capital, which would occasion a corresponding increase of the State's liability.
Notes.--(See first column of preceding page.)-(a) The capital stock of this Company may be increased at the discretion of the President and Directors.
(6) The capital stock of this company may be increased to $150,000, (C) The capital stock of this company may be increased to $300,000.
(d) The capital stock of this company is not prescribed by the charter—it has been fixed by the commissioners at the sum stated
(e) The capital stock of this company has been increased since the former subscription for $ under the act of 1836, which is included in the amount here stated.
(f) The capital stock of this company has been increased also, since the former subscription for }, which is included in the amount here stated.
(8) An act amendatory of the charter of this company provides that the capital stock shall be fixed by the commissioners.
(h) The capital stock of this company may be increased to $50,000. (i) The capital stock of this company may be increased to $250,000.
1) The capital of this company is here stated at the amount to which it may be increased. (h) Special appropriation.
LUKE LEA, SECRETARY'S OFFICE,
Sec'y of State. Nov.21, 1839.
(B.) TABULAR STATEMENT of the Bonds of the State of Tennessee. 1. Bonds issued under the Act of 1832, entitled “An act to Charter
the Union Bank of the State of Tennessee. No.f. Letr
Date. No. B'ds Am.each B When Payab. Total. А 1 to 125 Jan. 1, 1833. 125 $1,000 Jan. 1, 1848. 1 to 125 do do 125 1,000 do 1853. I to 125 do. do 125 1,000 do 1858. 1 to 125 do. do 125 1,000 do 1863. $500,000
REMARKS.---These bonds are made payable to "the President, Directors and Company of the Union Bank of the State of Tennessee.” Interest thereon at the rate of five per cent. per annum, is payable half yearly on the first days of January and July in each and every year.
(B. I I.) Bonds issued under the Act of 1836, entitled "An act to en
courage Internal Improvement in this State.” COMPANIES. Number. Date.
No. Amounts Payable
Bnds each Bd aft. date 1. Nash., Murfrees
boro' and Shelby- 1 to 66 July 25, 1836 66|1000 25 yrs ville Turnp’k Co.
do 1 6663 666663 2. Gallatin Turnpk 1 to 18 Nov. 6th, 1837 181000 Company, 19 to 30 March 31,1838 12 1000 31 do. do 11500
31500 3. Lebanʼn & Nash- 1 to 10 Oct. 5th, 1837 10 1000 ville Turnpike Co 11 to 12 Nov. 20, do 21000 13 to 10 Jan. lst, 1838 41000
40000 4. La Grange and 1 to 30 Oct'r 10, 1837 301000 Memphis Railr'd 31 do.
do 1/1250 Company. 32 to 61 do. 25, 1838 30 1000
62 do. do 11250 6 to 92 March 18,1839 01000
93 do. do 11250
1125000 Grand Total,
$263,1663 Remarks.—These bonds are made payable to the President and Directors of the respective companies for whose use and benefit they are issued. Interest at the rate of five and a quarter per cent per annum is payable thereon semi-annually.