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we door-keeper, and he shall respectfully communicate his message to the chair.

4th. The same ceremonies shall be observed when a messenger is sent from the House of Representatives to the Senate.

5th. All bills on passage between the two Houses shall be under the signature of the clerk.

6th. Bills shall be enrolled by the clerk of the House, or the clerk of the Senate, as the same may have originated in the one or the other House.

7th. The Committee of Enrollment, on Finance, on Banks, and on the Penitentiary, of both Houses, shall be joint committees.

Sth. After examination and report, bills shall be signed first hy the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and then by the Speaker of the Senate.

9th. When a bill or resolution passed in one House is rejected in the other, notice thereof shall be given to the Housc, in which it passed.

10th. Each House shall transmit to the other all papers upon which any bill or resolution shall be founded.

Ílth. All bills which may have passed a third time, shall be engrossed in a fair hand and certified by the clerk of the House in which they may have originated, before being sent to the other. All of which is respectfully submitted.

S. TERRY, Chairman. And the sense of the Senate being thereupon had, the said reported rules were concurred with.

Mr. Laughlin introduced

A Bill providing for the appointment of a Commissioner or Commissioners of the State of Tennessee, in any of the United States of America, for the purpose of taking acknowledgment or probate of deeds and other instruments to be recorded in this State, and of taking affidavits to be used or read in evidence in any of the Courts of this State. And

A Bill to authorize aliens to hold, convey, mortgage, lease, demise, and inherit real estate, lands and other property, and for other purposes therein specified.

Mr. Marshall introduced

A Bill to provide for the probate, and resignation of deeds executed beyond the limits of the United States, and for other purposes.

Mr. Yoakum introduced
A Bill to abolish the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Mr. Wheeler introduced a Bill to prevent Grand Juries from making presentments. And a Bill to authorize the selling of spiritous liquors in less quantities than one quart.

Mr. Turney introduced

A Bill to amend the several laws in force in this State, relative to Common Schools and for other purposes

Mr. Reneau introduced a Bill to make it the duty of the Bank to issue small notes, all of which were severally read a first time and passed.

Mr. Wheeler also introduced

A Bill to repeal the office of Geologist, Mineralogist and Assayer for the State of Tennessee, which was read a first time and passed

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

Mr. Speaker: The House of Representatives concur with your resolution directory to the Joint Select Committee, appointed to wait upon his Excellency, Newton Cannon and the Honorable James K. Polk, Governor elect of the State of Tennessee, and for other purposes.And he withdrew.

Mr. Gillespy submitted the following:

Resolved, That an additional Assistant Clerk be appointed by the Senate, and the rule requiring resolutions to lie one day on the table being suspended,

Mr. Brown offered the following in lieu:

Resolved, That the principal Clerk of the Senate, appoint a Transcribing Clerk for the Senate when necessary.

Mr. Jones of Hickman, oflered the following as an amendment thereto:

Resolved, That it shall be the duty of said Assistant or Transcribing Clerk, to transcribe the Journals of the Senate, and place them in a suitable manner for the reception of the Public Printer.

Which being accepted by Mr. Brown, the question was read, “Will the Senate receive the amendment in lieu of the original resolution," and determined in the affirmative-ayes 13; noes 12.

The ayes and noes being demanded, the affirmative voters were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Frey, Gaines Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Marshall, Sevier, Terry, Walton and Wheeler-13.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Reneau, Smith, Turney, Warner, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love -12.

And so said amendment was accepted. The question then recurred upon the adoption of the said amended resolution, and being thereon had, it was determined in the negative-ayes 11; noes 14.

The ayes and noes being called, the affirmative voters were

Mesers. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall, Sevier Terry, Walton and Wheeler-11.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Reneau, Smith, Turney, Warner, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-14.

And so said amended resolution was rejected.
Mr. Laughlin submitted the following:

Resolved, That the standing rules for the government of the Senate be so amended as that, there shall be appointed a Standing Committee to be called the Committee on Federal Relations.

And Mr. Turney the following:

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That Hugh Gracy, Henry Lyda, David Snodgrass, Madison Fisk and

Jonathan C. Davis, be appointed to view and examine Burk's Turnpike Rord leading from Sparta towards Knoxville to the Crab Orchard, and report its present condition, and its condition at the various lines, the manner in which the same has been kept in repairs, or completed as required by the charter, and report the same, as soon as may be, to this General Assembly.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Ilouse of Representatives have adopted a resoution, that the Senate meet them in their llall on Tuesday, the 15th inst. at 10 o'clock, A. M., for the purpose of electing a Secretary of State.

And then he withdrew. Whereupon, the said message was, on motion of Mr. Coe, ordered to the table.

Mr. Gillespy submitted the following:

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That a Joint Select Committee to consist of three on the part of the Senate, and such number as may be appointed by the Ilouse of Representatives be appointed, to which all petitions and other matters ertaining to the Ocoee District may be referred. And the rule being suspended, thesaid resolution was adopted.

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

Mr. Aiken, from the Joint Select Committee to whom was assigned the duty of waiting on his Excellency, Newton Cannon, and inform him of the election of the Honorable James K. Polk to the office of Governor of Tennessee, and that it is the pleasure of the General Assembly to inaugurate him on Monday next, and to request the pleasure of his at. tenda nce on that occasion, reported that the committee have performed the duty assigned them, and have to report for answer of his Excellency, that he will be present; said cominittee ask leave further to report, that they have engaged the Presbyterian church in this city for the occasion. All of which is respectfully submitted.

JOHN A. AIKEN, Chairman. Said report was concurred with.

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

Whereupon, after the lapse of a few moments, a message of concurrence was received from the House of Representatives by Mr. Crockett their clerk.

Then the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY MORNING, Oct. 14, 1939. A message from the Ilouse of Representatives by Mr. Crockett, their Clerk:

Mr. Speaker: The IIouse of Representatives have adopted a resolution appointing a joint select committee to take into consideration the memorial of the president and directors of the La (range and Memphis Railroad Company.

And then he withdrew. Whereupon, the said message was, on motion of Mr. Gillespy, ordered to the table.

Mr. Warner presented the petition of several citizens of Marshall county, praying that the clerks of the county and circuit courts of sail county be elected at the same time that similar officers are elected in other counties of the State.

Which was read and ordered to the table.

The Speaker appointed Messrs. Gillespy, Terry and Coe to be of the committee on the part of the Senate, on Mr. Gillespy's resolution proposing a joint committee, to whom all petitions and other matters pertaining to the Ocoee District shall be referred.

The following communication was received from his Excellency N. Cannon:

Gentlemen of the Senate: In compliance with your resolution of the Ilth inst. I have the honor to state, that there is not in my possession, or in the Executive Department, or ever has been, a copy of the correspondence between the lion. Hugh L. White and myself

, touching his resignation as Senater in Congress. No copy of the same has ever been taken, nor is his letter to me on that subject in my possession or in the Executive Department-it having been returned to him by his request, a short time after it was received. I have kept no memoranduni.

The following are the Standing Commitiees this day appointed by the Speaker, to wit:

Committee on Privileges and Elections-M[cssrs. Brown, Jennings, Yoakum, Rencau and Wheeler.

Committee on Ways and Means--Messrs. Frey, Sevier, Walton, Balch and Smith.

Committee on Finance-Messrs. Jones of Lincoln, Marshall, Gillespy, Ashe, Laughlin and Coe.

Committee on Claims-Messrs. Warner, Jones of Hickman, Gaines, Terry and Hardwicke.

Conunittee on Education and Common Schools-Messrs. Aiken, Turney, Yoakum, Frey and Ashe.

Committee on the Judiciary-Messrs. Laughlin, Marshall, Jones of Lincoln, Gillespy, Aiken, Coe and Brown.

Committee on Internal Improvements-Messrs. Gillespy, Turner, Wheeler, Jones of Hickman, Walton, Ashe and Coe.

Committee on Military Affairs-Messrs. Anderson, Jones of Hickman, Smith, Terry and Sevier.

Committee on New Counties and County Lines-Messrs. Turney, Warner, Aiken, Walton, Laughlin and Jennings.

Committee on l'ublic Lands--Messrs. Yoakum, Ashe, Coc, Terry, Gillespy, Smith and Jones of Lincoln.

Coinmittee on the Penitentiary-Vessrs. Hardwicke, Anderson, Jennings, Aiken and Ashe.

Committee on Banks-Messrs. Coe, Ashe, Laughlin, Joncs of Lincoln, Aiken, Gillespy, Jennings, Turney and Andersoil.

Committee on Enroiled Bills-Messts. Ashe, Renean and Smith.

nessee.

On motion of Mr. Laughlin, it was Ordered, that one hundred copies of the foregoing be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Speaker Love presented the report of the president of the Branch Bank of Tennessee at Rogersville, which was read, and on motion of Mr. Laughlin, referred to the committee on Banks.

Mr. Speaker Love also presented a communication from Felix Robertson, Physician to the Penitentiary, which was also read and referred to the committee on that subject.

A message from the House of Reprosentatives, by Mr. Crockett their clerk.

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to deliver to the Senate, the petition of sundry citizens of Jefferson county, asking Legislative aid and encouragement to the growth and cultivation of silk in the State of Ten

And then he withdrew. Ordered, that the said petition be laid on the table.

A Bill to amend an act entitled “An act to reform and amend the penal laws of the State of Tennessee," passed December 9, 1829.

A Bill proviaing for the appointment of a Commissioner or Commissioners of the State of Tennessee, in any of the United States of America, for the purpose of taking acknowledgement or probate of deeds, and other instruments to be recorded in this State and for taking aslidavits to be used or read in evidence, in any of the Courts of this State. And

A Bill to authorize aliens to hold, convey, motgage, lease and inherit real estate, lands and other property, and for other purposes, were severally read and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

A Bill to abolish the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, was on a motion of Mr. Yoakum, referred to the Committee on Education and Common Schools.

A Bill to authorize James Vaughn and James Ghormly to open and keep up a Turnpike Road, was referred on motion of Mr. Gillespy, to the committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. Turney's resolution of Saturday last appointing commissioners to view and report upon Burk’s Turnpike Road, was taken up, r'eau and adopted.

Ördered, That the clerk acquaint the Ilouse of Representatives therewith, and ask their concurrence therein.

A message from the llouse of Representatives by Mr. Crockett, their clerk.

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the Senate, that the House of Representatives are now ready to receive them in their Ilall, for the purpose of inaugurating the lionorable James K. Polk, 'the Governor elect of the State of Tennessee, in accordance with the provisions of a resolution heretofore adopted by both Ilouses of the Legislature.

And then he withdrew. Whereupon the Speaker and Gentlemen of the Senate repaired to the Hall of the Fouse of Representatives, and thereupon the General Assembly proceeded in procession to the Presbyterian church in this city, where the business of the day was opened with prayer by the Rev. R. B. C. Ilowell. IIis Excellency N.

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