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Cannon, then delivered his valedictory, after which the Hon. James K. Polk delivered his Inaugural Address. The several oaths required by the Constitution and laws of the State were severally administered by Thomas Maney, Esq. one of the Circuit Judges of this State. The business of the day being closed by prayer from the Rev. Bishop Andrew, the two branches of the General Assembly returned in procession to the Hall of the House of Representatives, and thereupon the Speaker and Gentlemen of the Senate repaired to their own chamber.

And then the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY MORNING, Oct. 15, 1839. Mr. Terry presented the momorial of sundry citizens of Hamilton county, praying that the seat of justice may be removed from Dallas to Vanville, in said county, which was read and on his motion referred to the committee on new counties and county lines.

Mr. Yoakum introduced

A Bill to repeal the second section of an act entitled An act to extend the corporation of the town of Murfreesborough, passed 26th of December, 1837.

Mr. Gillespy introduced

A Bill to extend the benefits of the first section of the act of 1829, chapter 40, to certain purchasers of land in the Hiwassee District, and

A Bill for the benefit of James Brown, of Monroe county, and
A Bill for the relief of Eli Cleveland of Monroe county.
All of which were read a first time and passed.

The message yesterday from the House of Representatives, appointing a joint select committee to take into consideration the memorial of the President and Directors of the La Grange and Memphis Railroad Company, was taken up, read and concurred with.

The Speaker appointed Messrs. Coe, Turney and Aiken to be of said Committee on the part of the Senate.

A Bill to remove the Branch of the Bank of the State of Tennessee from Clarksville to the town of Sparta, in White county, was, on motion of Mr. Frey, referred to the committee on banks.

Mr. Yoakum submitted the following:

Resolved, That a select committee of three be appointed to visit the Lunatic Assylum and examine the same, and that they report, as soon as practicable, the amount of monies expended upon said institution both by the State and by individuals, the present state of the building, what further appropriations (if any) will be necessary for the admission and management of lunatics, and the general government of said institution.

And the rule being suspended, said resolution was adopted.

The Speaker appointed Messrs. Yoakum, Brown and Sevier said committee.

On motion of Mr. Hardwicke, Ordered, that Mr. Ashe be excused

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on account of bad health, from acting as Chairman on Enrollments, aud that Mr. Rencau act as Chairman of said committee.

The resolution heretofore submitted by Mr. Laughlin, proposing an amendment to the standing rules of the Senate, providing for the ap)pointment of a standing committee on Federal Relations, was taken up and read.

Mr. Brown moved to amend the same by substituting the words “school lands, public lands and taxation on salt," in lieu of the words "ederal relations."

And thereupon the question was had, Will the Senate receive the amendment and determined in the negative-ayes 11, noes 14. The ayes and noes being demanded constitutionally by Mr. Brown, the affirmative voters were,

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Terry and Walton--11.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespie, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Turney, Warner, Wheeler, Youkum and Mr. Speaker Love-14.

And so said amendment was rejected.

Mr. Anderson thereupon moved to lay the original resolution upon the table, and the question being thereon had, it was determined in the negative-ayes 1l, noes 14.

The ayes and noes being demanded constitutionally by Mr. Anderson, the ailirmative voters were,

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall Rencau, Sevier, Terry and Walton-11.

The negative voters were,

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Ilickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Turney, Warner, Wheeler, Yodkum and Mr. Speaker Love-11.

And so said proposition was rejected. The question then recurred upon the adoption of the original resolution, and being thercon had, it was determined in the negative-iy 12, noes 13.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coc, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Turney, Warner, Voakum and Mr. Speaker Love, 12.

Those who voted in the negative were,

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

Aud so said resolution was rejected.
Mr. Yoakun submitted the following:

Resolved, That the Senate meet the House of Representatives on Friday next for the purpose of clecting a Secretary of State, and alxo for the purpose of electing a Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of ale State of Tennessee.

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. Turney introduced A Bill to give to the several counties in this State the fines and forfeitures arising from prosecutions for misdemeanors.

Mr. Marshall introduced

A Bill to authorize the county courts to purchase and hold sites for offices for clerks of the county courts and other county officers.

Which were severally read a first time and passed.

On motion of Mr. Hardwicke, the bill to repeal a part of an act passed 1762, in relation to apprentices, was referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Turney submitted the following:

Resolved, 'That the Judiciary committee take into consideration the expediency of condensing the Chancery courts, or of making a fourth division or district from the Eastern and Middle divisions. And also the expediency of so changing and altering the Circuit courts, that they hold their terms twice in the year. Also, the propriety of so altering the terms of the County courts, that they shall hold but four sessions in

the year.

And Mr. Jones of Lincoln the following:

Resolved, That the President of the Bank of Tennessee be requested to communicate to the Senate the amount of the salary paid by the bank to the president, cashier and other officers of said Principal Bank, and also the amount of the salary paid by said bank to the respective presidents, cashiers and other officers of each respective branch.

Resolved, That the President of the Bank of Tennessee be also requested to communicate to the Senate whether there has been purchased by the bank or any of its branches, any lot or lots on which to erect a house or bouses for the use of said bank or branches: and also whether any such house or houses have been built or are being built, and if such house or houses have been built or are now being built, what is the cost or the probable cost of such house or houses respectively.

Mr. Jones of Hickman moved a reconsideration of the vote rejecting the resolution proposing an amendment to the standing rules of the Senate, providing for the appointment of a standing committee to be called the committee on Federal Relations.

And thereupon the question was had and determined in the affirmative-ayes 13, noes 12.

The ayes and noes being constitutionally demanded, the affirmative voters were,

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Turney, Warner, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love--13. The negative voters were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Terry, Walton and Wheeler--12. And so said motion prevailed. Whereupon the said resolution was

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put upon its adoption, and the question thereon being had, it was determined in the affirmative;-ayes 13; noes 12.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Ilardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Turney, Warner, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-13. Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Terry, Walton and Wheeler-12.

And so said resolution was adopted. The Speaker appointed Messrs. Laughlin, Reneau and Coe said committee.

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

Mr. Speaker: The House of Representatives concur with the Senate's resolution appointing a Joint Select Committee, to which shall be referred all petitions and other matters relating to the Ocoee District, and have appointed on their part, Messrs. Standifer, Walker of Melsinn, McMillan, NicAmy, Wan, llenbree and Rankin, to be of said committee. They also concur in the Senate's resolution appointing commissioners to view and examine Burk's Turnpike Road.

And then he withdrew.
And thereupon the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY MORNING, Oct. 16, 1839. Mr. Terry presented the memorial of sundry citizens of this State, in relation to a charter granted by the General Assembly to construct a rail road from Ross's Landing io the southern boundary of the State, which was read and referred to the committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. Terry also presented the petition of Thomas Shirley, in relation to the N. E. fractional section 32, fractional township 4, range 3, west of the base line in the Ocoee District, which was read, and on his motion referred to the comunittee on New Counties and County Lines.

Mr. Gillespy from the committee on Internal Improvements, to whom was referred a bill to authorize James Vaughn and James Chormly to open and keep up a turnpike road, reported that the committee have had the same under consideration, had instructed him to report an amon Iment thereto, and with the amendmeat, to recommend its passage; the said amendment being received, the bill was put upon its third reading and the question being had, "Shall the bill pass!" it was determined in the aflirmative--ayes 23; nays 2.

The ayes and nays being required constitutionally, the voters in the affirmative were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Asbe, Dalch, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Gillesry, Ilar wicke, Jennings, Jones of Ilickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin,

Marshall, Rencau, Sevier, Smith, Terry, Turney, Walton, Wheeler,
Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-23.

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

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

Mr. Speaker Love presented the petition of the members of the Baptist State Convention, now in session in the city of Nashville, against the repeal of an act passed at a previous session, “commonly called the Tippling Act,” which was read and on motion of Mr. Smith, ordered to the table.

A Bill to authorize the County Courts to purchase and to hold sites for etlices for clerks of the county courts and other officers, was read a second time and passed.

Mr. Frey submitted the following:

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the joint select committee to whom was referred the report of the Secretary of State, with its accompanying proposals for the printing of the laws, joint resolutions and journals of both Houses of the General Assembly, be instructed to examine and report upon any proposals mado to said committee, which are made agreeable to the provisions of the act passed the 19th Feb. 1836; notwithstanding they were not sealed and filed with the Secretary of State.

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. Hardwicke submitted the following:

Resolvedl, That the two Houses of the General Assembly do, on Friday next, proceed to the election of an Attorney General for the 7th Judicial Circuit in this State.

And the rule being suspended, the said resolution was put upon its adoption, and the question thereon being had, it was determined in the negative--yeas Il; nays 14.

The yeas and nays being demanded, the affirmative voters were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Coe, Frey, Gaines, Hardwicke, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Warner and Yoakum-11.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Brown, Gillespy, Jennings, Jones of Ilickman, Marshall, Rencan, Sevier, Terry, Turney, Walton, Wheeler and Mr. Speaker Love-11. And so said resolution was rejected.

A Bill to repeal the second section of an act, entitled An act to extend the corporation of the town of Murfreesborough and for other purposes, passed the 26th Dec. 1837, was read a second time and passed.

Mr. Jones of Lincoln's resolution of yesterday, directory to the President of the Bank of Tennessee, was taken up and read. Mr. Turney offered the following amendment thoreto, to wit:

And whether the principal Bank authorized the branches to build

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