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Mr. Aiken presented the following communication from Joel M. Smith, to wit:

NASHVILLE, Nov. 27, 1839. To the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee:

The undersigned, who by contract with your honorable body has been employed to do the job printing of both your Honorable Houses, and also to print the acts of the present General Assembly, has sold his printing establishment called the “Union Oflice,” and the beneficial interest in said contract to Jeremiah G. Harris, who is bound to the undersigned to perform all the said printing according to the contract or contracts of the undersigned. The undersigned has given his bonds for the performance of said contract, but for the sake of simplifying the accounts, responsibilities and mode of executing said contracts, the undersigned is willing that the said contracts should by resolution be transferred to said Harris as his successor and assignee, in order that he may become directly responsible by going into new bonds, or additional bonds, as your honorable body may require, on said contracts being transferred to him.

JOEL M. SMITH. Mr. Aiken submitted the following:

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That whereas, Joel M. Smith, who contracted to do and perform the job printing, and print the public acts of this General Assembly, has transferred the said contract together with his printing establishment to Jeremiah George Harris, and has sigifined such transfer to the General Assembly, together with his consent that said Harris shall be appointed to perform said contraci in place of said Joel M Smith, Therefore,

Be it further resolved, That Jeremiah George Harris is hereby appointed public Printer to this General Assembly, and that he be required to give bonds in addition to the bonds given by Joel M. Smith, with security in like amounts, and of the same tenor and effect as said bonds already given by Joel M. Smith, to be approved of according to law.

And the rule being suspended, said resolution was put upon its adoption; and being thereon had, it was determined in the affirmative-ayes 13, noes 11.

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

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

Those who voted in the negative were, Messrs Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Terry and Walton-11.

And so said resolution was adopted. Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the House of Representatives there. with and ask their concurrence therein.

Mr. Reneau returned a bill concerning the emancipation of slaves, and to extend the benefits of the act of 1533, ch. 81, which was read a second time and passed.

Mr. Yoakum asked and obtained leave to withdraw for amendment,

A Bill to abolish the office of superintendent of public instruction, On motion of Mr. Aiken,

A Bill to incorporate the Union College in Robertson county, was taken up, read a second time and passed.

On motion of Mr. Yoakum,

A Bill to amend the several laws in this State relative to common schools and for other purposes, was ordered to the table.

A Bill supplemental to an act passed on the 22d of Dec. 1835 en: titled, an Act to establish Chancery Courts, was read a third time and passed-ayes 16, noes 7.

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

Messrs. Brown, Frey, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jennings, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Smith, Turney, Warner, Walton, Yoakum and Speaker Love- 16.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Anderson, Balch, Coe, Jones of Hickman and Terry-7.

And so said bill passed its third reading, and was ordered to be engrossed and transmitted to the House of Representatives.

A Bill to provide for the correction of the survey of range 4, west of the basis line in the Ocoee district, was read.

Mr. Jones of Hickman moved to amend said bill by striking out therefrom the following, to wit:

And it shall also be the duty of the entry taker in every such care to refund to any such enterer the amount of money paid into his office for such deficiency. And the sense of the Senate being thereon had, the said proposition was rejected.

Mr. Gillespy moved to insert the words “in Tennessee notes" after the word "refund," which motion prevailed.

Mr. Jones of Lincoln offered an additional amendment thereto, which was accepted.

Mr. Jones of Hickman moved further to amend by inserting the words, “or overplus” after the word "deficiency," which motion was lost.

The said bill was further amended on motion of Mr. Marshall, read a second time and passed.

Mr. Gillespy introduced

A Bill to authorize the County Court of Blount county to make an allowance to James Glass, former Jailer of said county, which was read a first time and passed.

A Bill for the relief of John W. Fowler, was read a third time and passed-ayes 19, noes ?.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Brown, Frey, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Re.

neau, Smith, Sevier, Turney, Walton, Warner, Wheeler and Speaker Love--19.

Mr. Balch voting in the negative.

And so said bill passed its third reading, was ordered to be engrossed and transmitted to the House of Representatives.

A Bill to restore certain persons to the rights and privileges of citizens, was read a second time and passed.

Mr. Warner submitted the following:

Resolved, That the committee on the judiciary, be instructed to inquire and report by bill or otherwise, upon the propriety of establishing a district Chancery Court at Lewisburg in the county of Marshall. And

Mr. Brown the following:

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That no action on the part of this General Assembly will be taken either for or against the chartered banks of this State, but leave the banks to the direction of the President and Directors thereof.

On motion of Mr. Coe,

Ordered, That 625 copies of the report of the Secretary of State in relation to the State bonds, be printed in pamphlet form for the use of the Senate, in addition to the two hundred copies heretofore ordered to be printed.

And then the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY MORNING, Nov. 29, 1839. Mr. Anderson presented a petition from sundry citizens of Wilson county; and

Mr. Marshall a petition of sundry ladies of Williamson county, remonstrating against a repeal of the tippling act of 1837. Both of which were ordered to be transmitted to the House of Representatives.

Mr. Speaker Love presented a communication from W. Nichol, President of the Bank of Tennessee, made in obedience to a resolution of the Senate, adopted on the 23d of October, exhibiting the amount of the salaries paid to the several officers of the Branches of the Bank of Tennessee, and the present expenditures for banking houses and the probable cost of them when completed. Which was read and referred, on motion of Mr. Jones of Lincoln, to the committee on banks.

On motion of Mr. Anderson,

Ordered, That Mr. Frey be added to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Warner's resolution of yesterday, providing for the establishment of a District Chancery Court at Lewisburg, in Marshall county, was taken up, read and adopted.

A Bill from the Ilouse of Representatives incorporating the town of Ashport, was read a first time and passed.

On motion of Mr. Gillespy, the Senate resolved themselves into a committee of te Whole, Mr. Frey in the Chair, on the bill to carry into operation the Lunatic Hospital, and after some time spent in the

consideration thereof, the committee rose, reported progress, asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Balch returned a bill to amend the practice in the courts of chancery, and offered an additional section as an amendment thereto, providing that when any injunction shall be granted by any of the Chancellors or judges in this State, in any suit in chancery to stay the collection of money, the same shall not be dissolved until each suit shall be decided "on its merits.” And thereupon the question was had and determined in the affirmative-ayes 12, noes 11.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Smith, Warner, Wheeler and Mr. Speaker Love-12.

Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Ashe, Brown, Frey, Jennings, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Turney, Walton and Yoakum-11.

And so said amendment was accepted. Mr. Jones of Lincoln moved to strike from the second section of said bill all that part thereof giving the Chancery courts power to enter up judgments and decrees upon notes, bills, bonds and other instruments for the payment of money, which shall be given to or taken by the clerk and master, or any commissioner of such court, and where the parties liable thereon shall have failed to comply there with, or made default on the payment of the same, and where the note, bill, bond or instrument shall be deposited in such court. And the question, Will the Senate make the amendment? being thereon had, it was determined in the af. firmative-ayes 13, noes 10.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Balch, Coe, Hardwicke, Jones of Hick, man, Jones of Lincoln, Smith, Terry, Turney, Warner, Yoakum and Speaker Love-13. The negative voters were

Messrs. Ashe, Brown, Frey, Jennings, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Walton and Wheeler-10.

And so said motion prevailed.

Mr. Hardwicke thereupon moved a reconsideration of the vote accepting Mr. Balche amendment.

And thereupon the question was hiad and determined in the affirmative-ayes 14, nays 8. The ayes and noes being demanded, the af. firmative voters were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Coe, Frey, Hardwicke, Jennings, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Sevier, Turney, Walton, and Yoakum-14.

Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Jones of Hickman, Smith, Terry, Warner, Wheeler and Speaker Love-S.

And so said amendment was reconsidered.

Mr. Lauglilin thereupon moved to lay said amendment on the table.

And the question being thereon had, it was determined in the negative-ayes Îl, noes 13. The ayes and noes being demanded, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Ashe, Brown, Frey, Hardwicke, Jennings, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Walton and Yoakum-11.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Smith, Terry, Turney, Warner and Mr. Speaker Love-13.

And so said motion was lost. On motion of Mr. Turney, the said bill and amendment were ordered to the table.

Mr. Balch returned a bill to establish the county of Powell. · Mr. Jones offered an amendment to the 13th section thereof, which was accepted. The bill was read as ainended a second time and passed. On motion,

Then the Senate adjourned.

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SATURDAY MORNING, Nov. 30, 1839. Mr. Anderson presented the petition of sixty-five citizens of Wilson county, remonstrating against the repeal of the tippling act; which was, on his motion, ordered to be transmitted to the House of Representatives.

Mr. Terry presented the petition of Samuel B. Mead, which was read and on his motion ordered to be referred to the committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. Turney, from the committee on new counties and county lines, introduced

A Bill to establish permanently the seat of justice in Hamilton county, which was read a first time and passed.

Mr. Terry introduced a bill for the relief of James Spencer of Meigs county, in the Ocoee district; which was read a first time, passed, and referred to the committee on the Ocoee district.

Mr. Laughlin submitted the following:

Resolved, That the committee on Internal Improvement be instructed to enquire into and report by bill or otherwise, the propriety of creating a Board of Public Works, with power in said board to superintend, control, revise and correct all expenditures on works of Internal Improvement, and to direct and control all works hereafter to be commenced, and to designate such as shall be commenced, and with such other powers as said committee may deem expedient and proper.

Resolved, That said committee be directed to examine and report what particular charters for public works of internal improvement heretofore granted ought to be repealed, and what charters for like works ought to be continued, whether the works conteinplated under said charters have been commenced or not.

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