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Messrs. Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Laughlin, Love, Marshall, Sevier, Turney, Warner and Speaker Coe-9.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Lincoln, Reneau, Terry, Wheeler, and Yoakum-12.

And so said amendment was rejected.

Mr. Turney then moved that the resolutions be referred to the committee on Banks.

And thereupon the question was had and determined in the negative-ayes 5, noes 16. The ayes and noes being demanded those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Hardwicke, Jennings, Love, Turney and Speaker Coe-5. Those who voted in the negative

were Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Gillespy, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Terry, Warner, Wheeler and Yoakum-16.

And so said motion was rejected.

Mr. Turney then moved that the question be taken separately on each of said resolutions, which motion prevailing, the question was put on the first of them and said resolution was adopted—ayes 12, noes 9.

The ayes and noes being demanded the affirmative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Tincoln, Laughlin, Terry, Warner, Wheeler and Yoakum-12

Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Anderson, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Love, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Turney and Speaker Coe-9.

And so said first resolution was adopted. And the question being put on the second of said resolutions it was adopted-ayes 13, noes 8.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Gil;spy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Terry, Turney, Warner, Wheeler Yoakum and Speaker Coe-13.

Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Jennings, Love, Marshall, Reneau and Sevier-8.

And so said second resolution was adopted.

And the question being put upon the third of said resolutions, was determined in the affirmative-ayes 14, noes 7.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Terry, Turney, Warner, Wheeler and Yoakum--14.

Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Anderson, Jennings, Love, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier and Speaker Coe-7.

And so said third resolution was adopted.

The ayes

Mr. Hardwicke then moved a re-consideration of the first and third of said resolutions and that said motion for re-consideration be laid on the table, which motion failed-ayes 9 noes 12.

and noes being demanded the affirmative voters were Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Hardwicke, Jones of Ilickman, Laughlin, Love, Turney, Warner and Speaker Coe-9.

Those who roted in the negative were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Gillespy, Jennings, Jones of Lincoln, Marshall, Menean, Sevier, Terry, Wheeler and Yoakum-12.

And so the Senate refused to re-consider and lay said motion on the table.

Mr. Ilardwicke then moved that the question of re-consideration be made the order of the day for Wednesday next, which motion failed ayes 9, noes 12.

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

Messrs. Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Laughlin, Love, Marshall, Reneau, 'Turney, Warner and Speaker Coe9.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, 'Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Gillespy, Jennings, Jones of Lincoln, Sevier, Terry, Wheeler and Yoakum-12.

And so said motion was rejected.

The question then recurred upon the motion to re-consider the first and third of the resolutions introduced by Mr. Jones of Lincoln, and the same being had it was determined in the aflirmative-ayes 13 noes S.

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

Messrs. Anderson Ashe, Hardwicke, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Laughlin, Love, Marshall, Renean, Sevier, Turney, Warner and Speaker Coe-13.

Those who voted in the negative were Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Brown, Chery, Jones of Lincoln, Terry, Wheeler and Yoakum--S.

And so the Senate agreed to re-consider said resolutions.

Mr. Warner then moved to amend the first of said resolutions by inserting on or before the 10th day of June 18.10.

Pending the consideration of which
The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY MORNING, Dec. 24, 1839. Mr. Speaker Coe presented two communications from Wm. Nichol, Esq. President of the Bank of Tennessee; one in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 231 October, and one in obedience to a resolution of the Senate of the 20th inst. calling för certain information relative to the amount of discounts macie hy the Dank since the suspension of specie Jaymients; which were severally read and ordered to the table.

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

Mr. Speaker: The House of Representatives have read a third time and rejected the following bills from the Senate, to wit:

A bill to amend the several laws now in force in this State concerning bastardy,

And a bill to lessen the expenses of settlements with guardians in certain cases.

The Ilouse have read a third time and passed a bill to authorize aliens to hold, convey, mortgage, lease, demise and inherit real estate, lands and other property, and for other purposes,

A bill to authorize the issuance of grants in certain cases,

A bill to extend and explain the provisions of the act in 1791, ch. 1, sec. 32, concerning witnesses,

A bill for the relief of Erby Boyd of Bradley county,

A bill prescribing the manner in which the laws of other States of this Union shall be received as evidence in this State, and

A bill further to amend an act entitled an act more effectually to subject property in this State belonging to non-resident debtors to the payment of their debts due citizens of this and other States, passed 15th Feb’y, 1836.

They have also read a third time and passed, with sundry amendments, the following bills from the Senate, herewith transmitted, in which they ask the concurrence of the Senate, to wit:

A bill to incorporate the Van Buren academy, in Fentress county, and a bill to secure certain persons to the right of citizenship..

Which bills were severally read, and the amendments concurred in and the said bills read a third time and passed.

They have also read a third time and passed

A bill to incorporate the Bersheba Chalebiate Springs in the county of Warren, and the Bloomingdale Medicinal Springs in Franklin county, and the Coffee county medicinal Spring.

They have also received a petition from sundry citizens of Cannon county on the subject of herding cattle;, which was, on motion of Mr. Laughlin, referred to the comtaittee on agriculture and manufactures.

Also a'communication from Joseph Fossett and others, citizens of Missouri, on the subject of banking, which was read, and on motion of Mr. Warner referred to the committee on Federal Relations,

On motion of Mr. Gillespy, the Senate agreed to reconsider the resolution offered by Mr. Jones of Lincoln on the 20th instant, amending the rules of the Senate.

Whereupon Mr. Jones of Lincoln submitted the following in lieu of said resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That it shall be a standing rule of the Senate that after the transaction of the morning's business under the existing rules, business shall be done in the following order, to wit:

1. The introduction of resolutions and bills,
2. Resolutions which have been introduced shall be considereil,
3. House bills on their third reading,

House bills on their second reading, 5. Ilouse bills on their first reading, 6. Senate bills on their third reading,

7. Senate bills on their second reading, And that the Speaker shall direct the business to be taken up accordingly, and that no bill or resolution shall be introduced or considered otherwise than prescribed in this resolution.

And the question being put thereon, the said amendment was agreed to and the resolution adopted.

Mr. Reneau returned a bill for the relief of James Spencer, a citizen of Meigs county, in the Ocoee district, as being correctly enrolled.

Mr. Ashe presented an additional report from Charles Potts, Engineer of the Lagrange and Memphis Rail Road Company, which having been read,

On motion of Mr. Ashe, Ordered, that one hundred copies of said additional report and of the original report be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Laughlin submitted the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That the committee on banks be instructed to enquire and report by bill such amendment as may be deemed necessary to the 17th section of the act establishing the Bank of the State of Tennessee, passed the 19th day of January, 1838, so as to give notice to the citizens of the several counties in this State in which branch banks are not located, by notices put up at the court house door in such counties, or by some more effectual means than is provided for in said section, of the amount of money which the citizens of said county may be entitled to borrow at the bank or branch bank to which such counties may be attached in the arrangement of bank districts, upon each and every apportionment of the capital and funds of said bank and branches.

And the rule having been suspended, said resolution was adopted.

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

Mr. Speaker: The House of Representatives concur in the resolution of the Senate to appoint a joint select committee to examine the condition of the office of the Secretary of State, with an amendment providing that said committee shall consist of two members on the part of rhe Senate, and four on the part of the House, instead of three on the part of the House, as therein provided, and have appointed Messrs Gaines, Jacobs, Foster and Hill to be of said committee on the part of the House, in which they ask the concurrence of the Senate.

Whereupon the Senate concurred in said amendment, and Messrs. Laughlin and Ashe were appointed to be of said committee on the part of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Anderson, the Senate took up a bill for the relief of such persons as made improvements upon school sections in the Ocoee district,

The amendment heretofore adopted in lieu of the whole being under consideration,

Mr. Jones of Lincoln offered the following in lieu of the third section of said amendment, to wit:

That certificates issued as provided for in the second section of this act, shall be paid by the commissioners of the section of school land upon which such improvement shall have been made, out of the first monies which shall come into their hands as commissioners.

Mr. Gillespy moved the following as an amendment to the third section:

And the township in which school sections are situated which shall have the improvements therein valued as provided in this act, shall not be entitled to the amount of such valuation in the distribution of the common school fund, in the several counties in this State, and it shall be the duty of the superintendent of public instruction, in making the apportionment of the common school fund, as provided, by land sections valued thereon, the amount of such valuation from each township respectively.

Which amendment was adopted. The question then recurred upon the amendment of Mr. Jones of Lincoln,-during the pendency of which

Mr. Yoakum moved that the bill and amendments be recommitted to the committee on education and common schools, which motion prevailed, and said recommittal was ordered.

On motion of Mr. Hardwicke, the Senate took up on its second reading a bill to increase the tax on brokers.

Mr. Hardwicke moved to strike out of the last line of said bill, 'the word •two' and insert 'one hundred, so as to make the annual tax on brokers one hundred thousand dollars; which motion was rejectedayes 10, noes 11.

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

Messrs. Balch, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Love, Turney, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Speaker Coe-10.

The negative voters were, · Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Jennings, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier and Terry--11.

And so said motion failed.

Mr. Warner moved to strike out 'two’and insert five,' so as to make the annual tax on brokers five thousand dollars.

The question being had, said motion was agreed to and the amendment adopted: The bill was then read a second time as amended and passed.

The Senate then took up the unfinished business, and the resolutions submitted by Mr. Jones of Lincoln on the 20th inst. The question being upon the first and third resolutions, as agreed to be reconsidered.

The question recurred upon Mr. Warner's motion to insert, on or before the 1st day of June, 1840.

And thereupon the question was had and determined in the affirmative-ayes 14, noes 7. The ayes and noes being demanded those who voted in the affirmative were

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