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Mr. Lauglilin introduced, a Bill to regulate and alter the time of holding certain chancery and circuit courts, and for other purposes; which was read a first time and passed.

Mr. Reneau introduced A Bill to increase the damages brought upon inland bills of exchange; which was read a first time and passed.

A Bill to incorporate the town of Ashport was read a second tiine and passed.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Crockett, their Clerk:

Mr. Speaker: The Speaker of the House of Representatives did this day sign an enrolled bill, entitled An act to establish the county of Polk, and an enrolled bill entitled An act to amend the act of 1827, ch. 30, entitled an act in relation to the change of venue in criminal cases.

And then he withdrew. Whereupon the Speaker of the Senate signed said enrolled bills and ordered them to be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State.

Mr. Sevier introduced

A Bill for the relief of the citizens of Carroll county, which was read a first time and passed.

A message from the House of Representatives, proposing sundry amendments to a bill to incorporate a turnpike road and bridge company from Johnsville across Reelfoot lake to the Mississippi river, was taken up, read and concurred with.

Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

A Bill from the House of Representatives to incorporate the inhabitants of the town of Hampshire in the county of Maury, was read a first time and passed.

A bill for the relief of such persons as made improvements in the school sections of the Ocoee district, being read, Mr. Terry offered an additional section as an amendment thereto, providing that the Governor of the State of Tennessee shall appoint commissioners in the event that those er any one appointed by the act should refuse to act as such, which amendmert was received.

Mr. Jones of Lincoln moved further to amend by striking from said bill the third and fourth sections thereof.

And thereupon the question was had and determined in the affirmative-ayes 12, noes 8. The yeas and nays being required, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Balch, Brown, Coe, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Sevier, Smith, Warner and Wheeler; 12.

The negative voters were,

Messrs. Aiken, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Reneau, Terry, Turney, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-8.

So said motion prevailed.
Mr. Jones of Lincoln offered a further amendment thereto.

Mr. Reneau moved to lay the bill and amendment on the table, which motion prevailed.

A bill to establish the county of Powell, was read a third time and passed-ayes 21.

The ayes and noes being demanded, the affirmative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Brown, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Smith, Terry, Turney, Walton, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Speaker Love-21. And so said bill passed its third reading

A bill to provide for the correction of the survey of range four, west of the basis line in the Ocoee district, was read a third time and passed--ayes 20, noes 1.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Brown, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Smith, Terry, Turney, Walton, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-20. Mr. Balch yoting in the negative-1. And so said bill passed its third reading.

A bill to provide for the probate and registration of deeds and other instruments executed beyond the limits of the United States, and for other purposes, being read, ..Mr. Marshall offered two several amendments thereto, which were accepted. The bill was thereupon read a third time and passed

ayes 20.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Brown, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier Terry, Turney, Walton Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Speaker Love--20.

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

On motion of Mr. Yoakum, the bill to amend the practice in the Courts of Chancery was taken up and read.

Mr. Yoakum moved a reconsideration of the vote of yesterday, striking out a part of the second section of said bill.

And thereupon the question was had and determined in the affirmative--ayes 12, noes 10. The ayes and ndes being demanded the affirmative voters were

Messrs. Ashe, Brown, Gillespy, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Turney, Walton, Wheeler and Yoakum-12.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Hardwicke, Jones of 'Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Smith, Terry, Warner and Mr. Speaker Love.

And so said amendment was reconsidered.

Mr. Yoakum offered an amendment to said bill, which being amenda ed on motion of Mr. Jones of Lincoln, was received.

On motion of Mr. Balch, said bill was ordered to the table.
And then the Senate adjourned.

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MONDAY MORNING, Dec. 2, 1839. Mr. Balch presented a communication from Valentine Seveir Esq., which was read and referred on his motion to the committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Warner presented a memorial from the annual conference of the Methodist Protestant Church protesting against a repeal of the tippling act of 1837 and '38, which was read and ordered to be transmitted to the House of Representatives.

Mr. Warner from the committee on Claims, to whom was referred the petition of James Bradford, reported that the committee have had the same under consideration, think the prayer of the petitioner reasonable and just, and had therefore instructed him to report, a Bill for the relief of James Bradford, and to recommend its passage.

Whereupon the said bill was read a first time and passed.
Mr. Reneau introduced
A Bill to incorporate the citizens of Morganton in Blount county.
Mr. Laughlin introduced

A Bill to explain and extend the provisions of the act of 1794, ch. 1, section 32, concerning witnesses.

Mr. Coe introduced

A Bill to authorize the Clerk and Master at Sommerville to keep a deputy at Memphis. And

A Bill to amend an act passed Nov. 30, 1837 entitled, an Act to amend an Act to establish Circuit Courts, passed Jan. 25, 1836 and for other purposes; all of which were severally read a first time and passed.

Mr. Jones of Lincoln introduced

A Bill to consolidate the fund and to provide for but one instead of two separate classes of public schools in Lincoln county in this State; which was read a first time, passed, and referred on motion of Mr. Yoakum, to the committee on education and common schools.

On motion of Mr. Turney, it was ordered that the committee on Banks, be discharged from the further consideration of a bill to remove the Brauch Bank of Tennessee from Clarksville to Sparta in White. county.

A Bill from the House of Representatives to incorporate the Trustees of the Ashland Academy in Wayne county and for other purposes, was read a first time and passed.

Mr. Walton introduced

A Bill to establish the county of Macon, in honor of Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina, which was read a first time and passed, and ordered to be referred to the committee on New Counties and County Lines.

Mr. Wheeler submitted the following:

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the Senate meet the House of Representatives in their hall on to-morrow at 10 o'clock, a. m., for the purpose of electing a Register for the Mountain District,

And the rule being suspended said resolution was adopted.

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

Mr. Jones of Hickman submitted the following:

Resolved, That the Comptroller be directed to report to the Senate, whether any solicitor or other persons employed to collect public monies from delinquent Sheriffs or Clerks have collected the same, or any part thereof and have failed to pay it over, and if so, for what amount and for what length of time such persons have been defaulters.

And the rule being suspended said resolution was adopted.

A Bill concerning the emancipation of Slaves and to extend the benefits of the aet of 1833, ch. 81, being read, Mr. Reneau offered an additional section thereto, which was received.

The bill was thereupon read as amended a third time and passedayes 12, noes 7.

The ayes and noes being demanded, the affirmative voters were

Messrs. Ashe, Balch, Brown, Coe, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Laughlin, Reneau, Sevier, Turney, Walton and Speaker Love-12.

The negative voters were,

Messrs. Jones of Lincoln, Marshall, Smith, Terry, Warner, Wheeler and Yookum-7.

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

Mr. Turney presented a communication from Luke Lea, Esq. entry taker of the Ocoee District, which was read, and on his motion referred to the committee on the Ocoee District.

A Bill to repeal an act passed Oct. 25, 1837, declaring Buffaloe river navigable up to Beardstown in Perry county, was read a third time, passed, and ordered to be engrossed and transmitted to the House of Representatives.

À Bill giving further time to former sheriffs to collect arrearages of taxes, was read a third time and passed-ayes, 15, noes 4.

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

Messrs. Ashe, Balch, Brown, Coe, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Smith, Walton, Warner, Wheel er and Yoakum-15.

Those who voted in the negative were
Messrs. Jones of Lincoln, Terry, Turney and Speaker Love 4.

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 third time and passed-ayes 18, noes 2.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Coe, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, -Smith, Sevier, Terry, Turney, Walton, Wheeler and Speaker Love--18.

Those who voted in the negative were
Messrs. Warner and Yoakum-2.

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

A Bill to incorporate the inhabitants of the town of Ashport, was read a third time and passed.

A Bill to incorporate the Union College in Robertson county, was read a third time and passed--ayes 17.

The ayes and noes being required by the Constitution, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Brown, Coc, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Terry, Tumey, Walton, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Speaker Love-17.

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

A Bill to amend an act entitled, an Act to reform and amend the penal laws of the State of Tennessee, passed the 9th day of Dec. 1829, being read, Mr. Yonkum moved to strike therefrom the last section thereof.

And thereupon the question was had, and determined in the negative--ayes 5, noes 15. The aves and noes being demanded, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Balch, Coe, Jones of Lincoln, Yoakum and Speaker Love, 5. Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Brown, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Smith, Terry, Turney, Walton, Warner, and Wheeler-15.

And so said motion was rejected.
The said bill was thereupon read a third time and passed--ayes 16,
The ayes and noes being demanded the affirmative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Brown, Gillespy, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Smith, Terry, Turney, Walton, Warner and Wheeler 16,

Those who voted in the negative were
Messrs. Balch, Coe, Jenes of Lincoln, Yoakum and Speaker Love, 5.

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

A Bill to establish the town of Chattanooga in Hamilton county, and to incorporate the same, was read a second time and passed.

A Bill prescribing the mode in which the laws of other States of this Union shall be received as evidence in this State, was read a third time and passed-ayes 20.

The ayes and noes being required by the Constitution, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Brown, Coe, Gillespy, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Renean, Sevier, Smith, Terry, Turney, Walton, Warner, Wheeler, Yorkum and Speaker Love-20.

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

noes 5.

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