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heretofore reported and not passed a first time,' which motion prevailed.

A resolution heretofore submitted by Mr. Marshall referring grant No. 3366 to the Secretary of State for adjudication, was taken up and read.

Mr. Yoakum moved to lav said resolution on the table.

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

Messrs. Balch, Brown, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Laughlin, Love, Turney, Wheeler and Yoakum-10.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Frey, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier and Terry-10.

And so said motion was rejected.

Mr. Gillespy thereupon moved to refer the said resolution and grant to the committee on land Claims.

And thereupon the question was had, and determined in the affirmative-ayes 11, noes 10. The ayes and noes being demanded, those who voted in the affirmative were · Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Balch, Brown, Frey, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Laughlin, Love, Warner and Wheeler-11..

The negative votere were

Messrs. Ashe, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Terry, Yoakum and Speaker Coe-10.

And so said motion prevailed.

The resolution heretofore submitted by Mr. Brown, providing that the General Assembly will take no action on the chartered banks of this State in relation to the late suspension, but leave it to the president and directors of said banks to determine their own course, was taken up and read.

Mr. Jennings moved to amend the said resolution by including the Banks of Tennessee and Branches in the provisions of the said resolution, which motion prevailing the said resolution was read as amended and rejected-ayes 1, noes 20.

The ayes and noes being demanded, the affirmative voter was
Mr. Jennings-1.
The negative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Frey, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Love, Reneau, Sevier, Terry, Turney, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Coe-20.

And so said resolution was rejected.

The resolutions submitted on yesterday by Mr. Jones of Lincoln requiring the several Banks of this State to resume the payment of specie and for other purposes, was taken up and read.

Mr. Warner moved to amend the said resolution by providing that the said banks should resume the payment of specie, on or before the 1st day of June next.

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In lieu of which Ar. Jennings offered the following, to wit:--That said resumption shall take place as soon as the causes which occasioned the late suspension have ceased any longer to have an existence.

Mr. Hardwicke moved to refer the whole matter to the committee on the Judiciary, with instructions to report,

lst. Whether a refusal to redeem their liabilities on demand in gola or silver coin is a forfeiture of the charter of either.

2d. Whether paying in the stock in bank note paper, is cause of forfeiture.

3d. Whether paying in the stock required to be paid before the banks or eitherof' them went into operation in bank notes, and not in specie, is a violation of the charters of either of said banks.

And thereupon the question was had and determined in the negative, ayes 6, noes 15. The ayes and noes being demanded those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Ashe, Hardwicke, Laughlin, Love, Turney and Speaker Coe-6.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Balch, Brown, Frey Gillespy, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Marshall, Rencau, Sevier, Terry, Warner, Wheeler and Yoakum-15.

And so said motion was rejected.

The question then recurred upon the amendment of Mr. Jennings in lieu of that of Mr. Warner's, and being thereon had it was determined in the negative-ayes 7, noes 15.

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

Messrs. Brown, Frey, Gillespy, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau and Se- . vier-7.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Ilardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Love, Terry, Turney, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Speaker Coe-15.

And so said amendment was rejected.

The question then recurred upon the amendment offered by Mr. Warner, during the pendency of which,

Mr. Ashe moved an adjournment until Monday morning 9 o'clock.

And thereupon the question was had and determined in the affirma-tive-ayes 11, nays 9. The ayes and noes being demanded, the affirmative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Frey, Ilardwicke, Jennings, Love, Sevier, Terry and Turney-11.

Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Anderson, Gillespy, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Reneau, Warner Wheeler, Yoakum and Speaker Coe-10.

And then the Senate adjourned:

ayes 21.

MONDAY MORNING, Dec. 23, 1839. Mr. Anderson presented the petition of W. R. Donnell and fiftysix other citizens of Wilson in favor of the present law in regard to tippling houses, which was ordered to be transmitted to the House of Representatives.

Mr. Speaker Coe presented the petition of David M. Morrow and others, citizens of the fifteenth district of Fayette county, in relation to the change of a muster ground, which was ordered to be transmitted to the House of Representatives.

Mr. Gillespy from the joint select committee on the Ocoee lands, returned with an amendment, a bill for the relief of such persons as made improvements upon school sections in the Ocoee District.

Mr. Jones of Lincoln offered an amendment in lieu of the third sec. tion, and the bill and amendments, were on motion of Mr. Anderson laid on the table.

Mr. Yoakum moved that the Senate appoint a sergeant at arms to attend upon the joint select committee on the report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, which motion was unanimously carried,

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

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Baich, Brown, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Love, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Terry, Turney, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Speaker Coe-21.

And thereupon Mr. Yoakum nominated Francis G. Roach, who having received the unanimous vote of the Senators present, was declared duly elected sergeant at arms, and the necessary oaths were administered to the said Francis G. Rosich by Elihu S. Hall, Esq., one of the acting Justices of the peace for Davidson county.

Mr. Marshall from the committee on the judiciary, reported a bill concerning the property of testators in certain cases, with an amendment which was concurred in, and the said bill was read as amended a second time and passed.

Mr. Laughlin submitted the following, to wit:

Resolved by the General Assembly of the Slote of Tennessee, That a joint select committee be appointed to consist of two members on the part of the Senate and three members on the part of the House of Representatives to examine the condition of the Secretary's office, and the condition and situation of the public documents, books, papers, records and archives with regard to the safety of the same; and report what measures may be necessary for the future keeping and security of the same, if any in addition to the measures already provided by law and resolutions of the General Assembly to enable the Secretary of State to safely keep and preserve the same; and any other matter which may be deemed necessary by said committee for the convenience and improvement of the condition and affairs of said office.

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

Ordered, That the said resolution be transmitted to the House of Representatives.

Mr. Laughlin introduced

A Bill to regulate the banks and banking in this State, which was read a first time and passed.

Mr. Gillespy moved that said bill be referred to the committee on banks, and that one hundred copies be printed thereof for the use of the Senate.

And the said motion having been divided, the question was had on motion to refer, and carried-ayes 14, noes 7.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Laughlin, Love, Marshall

, Reneau, Turney, Warner, Wheeler and Speaker Coe-14.

Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Jones of Lincoln, Sevier Terry and Yoakum-7.

And so said reference was ordered.

And the question, being had on printing, it was carried into the affirmative; and one hundred copies of said bill were ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Anderson introduced

A Bill to establish a branch of the Bank of Tennessee in each Senatorial District of this State, which was read a first time and passed.

Mr. Wheeler introduced

A Bill to make an additional Branch of the Bank of Tennessee at Knoxville, which was read a first time and passed.

Mr. Yoakum introduced

A Bill to limit the power of corporations, which was read a first time and passed.

Mr. Gillespy submitted the following, to wit:

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the President and Directors of the Bank of Tennessee, report as soon as possible to this General Assembly the number of qualified voters in each county in this State; the amount of banking capital in the principal bank, and also in each of the branches; the amount to which each bank district is entitled upon the basis of the qualified voting population; and the amount of bonus to which each county in this State is entitled upon the basis aforesaid.

The resolution submitted on Friday 20th Dec. 1839, hy Mr. Jones of Lincoln, requiring the several banks of this State to resume the payment of specie, and for other purposes, were taken up and read. And the question being upon the amendinent offered by Mr. Warner, that the said banks shall resume the payment of specie on or before the Ist day of June, 1840.

Mr. Jennings moved that the resolution and amendments be laid on the table, which motion failed--ayes 9, noes 11.

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

Messrs. Brown, Hardwicke, Jennings, Laughlin, Love, Reneau, Warner and Speaker Coe--9.

The negative voters were,

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Gillespy, Jones of Lincoln, Marshall, Sevier, Terry, Turney and Wheeler-11.

Mr. Gillespy moved the following amendment in addition to the first of şaid resolutions, to wit:

And that said banks be directed to suspend the collection of any notes, bills, or other liabilities due to said banks or any of them until such bank or banks, as the case may be, shall resume specie payments.

And the question being had thereon, the motion failed—ayes 10, noes 10.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Brown, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Lincoln, Love, Reneau, Terry and Wheeler-10.

Those who voted in the negative were Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Jennings, Jones of Ilickman, Laughlin, Marshall, Sevier, Turney, Warner and Speaker Coe-10.

And so said amendment was rejected. The question then recurred upon the amendment proposed by Mr. Warner, and being had, said motion prevailedmayes 11 noes 9.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Laughlin, Love, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Turney, Warner and Speaker Coe-11.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Lincoln, Terry and Wheeler-9.

And so said amendment was adopted.

Mr. Yoakum moved a re-consideration of the question on the said amendment, adopted on motion of Mr. Warner, and the question being thereon had, it was determined in the affirmative-ayes 17, noes 4.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Ilickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Love, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Terry, Yoakum and Speaker Coe--17.

The negative voters were,
Messrs. Jennings, Turney, Warner and Wheeler-4.
And so said question was re-considered.

The question then again recurred on the amendment of Mr. Warner, and the same being had it was determined in the negative-ayes 9, noes 12.

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

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