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read a first time and passed, and on motion was referred to the committee on the judiciary.

The Senate took upon its first reading, a Bill to incorporate the Van Buren Academy in Fentress county, which was read a first time and passed, and on motion of Mr. Yoakum was referred to the committee on education and Common Schools. *

The Senate took upon its first reading, a Bill to attach a portion of Stewart county to the county of Humphreys, which was read a first time and passed, and on motion of Mr. Jones of Hickman, was referred to the committee on public lands.

The Senate took upon its first reading, a Bill to suppress drunkeness, which was read a first time and passed, and on motion of Mr. Yoakum, was referred to the committeo on the Judiciary.

The Senate took upon its first reading, a Bill to amend an act entitled, An act to increase the jurisdiction of Justices of the peace.

Mr. Jones of Lincoln moved that the said bill be indefinitely postponed, which motion failed—ayes 7, nocs 12.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Jones of Lincoln, Marshall, Sevier, Turney and Speaker Coe-7.

Those who voted in the negative were 'Messrs. Balch, Brown, Gillespy, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Laughlin, Love, Reneau, Smith, Warner, Wheeler and Yoakum-12.

And so said motion failed, and the bill was read a first time and passed, and on motion of Mr: Gillespy was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

The Senate took up on its first reading, a Bill to amend the law in relation to the appointment of deputy surveyors south and west of the congressional reservation line.

And thereupon the question was had and determined in the affirmative-ayes 20, nays. The ayes and noes being demanded, the affirmative voters were

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

There being no negative vote.

And so said bill passed a third time, and was ordered to be enrolled and transmitted to the oilice of the Secretary of State.

A bill for changing the time of holding the Circuit courts for the counties of Carroll, Benton, Perry, Hardin, Wayne and Lawrence, which was read and passed a second time.

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

Mr. Speaker: The House of Representatives have read a third time and passed the Senate's bill entitled, A bill to regulate the receipt and ) disbursement of the common school fund with sundry amendments, in

which they ask the concurrence of the Senate.

Whereupon said amendments were read and concurred with, and ordered to be enrolled. And

Mr. Reneau from the committee on enrollments, reported as cor: rectly enrolled, An act for the relief of Erby Boyd of Bradley county.

Thereupon the Speaker of the Senate signed said act, ordered that it be transmitted to the House of Representatives.

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

Mr. Speaker: The House of Representatives have read a third time and passed bills with the following titles, to wit:

A bill for the benefit of certain persons residing on part of Walden's ridge in Rhea county. ,

A bill to explain an acţ passed Nov. 7th, 1837, conferring additional authority on the commissioners of the town of Perryville and for other purposes.

A bill to confer certain privileges on the commissioners of the town of Dyersburg.

A bill to appropriate the school lands in the Ocoee District to the use of schools for the instruction of children therein.

A bill giving further time for obtaining grants in the Hiwassee District.

A bill to give the County court the power to elect commissioners on the Obion river and for other purposes.

A bill to provide for the entry of sites for meeting and school houses in the Ocoee District.

A bill to declare the Conasawga river navigable.

A bill to repeal an act entitled, An act to attach a part of Perry county to the county of Wayne passed December 26, 1937.

A bill to authorize the County court of Hamilton county to permit the building of mills in certain cases.

A bill granting further time to Samuel B. Mead to complete his road across the Lookout and Racoon mountains.

A bill to incorporate the Tennessee and Hatchie canal company.

And a Bill to incorporate the Central Female Academy at Isartsville. And then the messenger withdrew.

The Senate took up a Bill to restore certain persons to the rights and privileges of citizens, this day re-considered on motion of Mr. Jones of Lincoln, and the question recurring on a concurrence with the amendment proposed by the House of Representatives, it was sug. gested, and on examination ascertained, that by error the Senate had entered upon the journal, that the House's amendment had been concurred in, and by message informed the House thereof.

Thereupon the Senate ordered that the House of Representatives be informed that said message was ordered to be transmitted through mis

take. The Senate concurred with the amendments proposed by the * House of Representatives to'said bill.

Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the House with said concurrence, and the amendment proposed by the Senate.

And then the Senate adjourncd.

SATURDAY MORNING, Dec. 28, 1839. Mr. Gillespy, from the committee on internal improvement, reporter a bill to incorporate the Vanville rail-road company, and recommended the passage of the same.

Thereupon said report was concurred with, and the bill was read a second time and passed.

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

Mr. Speaker: The House of Representatives have read a third time and passed

A bill repealing all laws declaring Wolf river navigable. A bill authorizing a special term of the Chancery court at Sommerville.

A bill giving further time for running out entries and obtaining grants founded on good and valid warrants.

A bill to prescribe the time the several laws in this State shall take effect.

A bill for the relief of Henry Stephens of Monroe county. And then he withdrew. Mr. Jones of Lincoln submitted the following, to wit: * Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the attorney for the Eighth Solicitorial District for this State be, and ho is hereby directed to institute in the name of the Bank of Tennessee, or in the name of the State of Tennessee, a suit against the person who was cashier at the time of the robbery of the Branch of the Bank of Tennessee at Columbia for the recovery of the money lost by said bank in August or September last, and charged to suspense account of said branch bank.

Resolved, That the Secretary of State, or any other person having possession of the bond or bonds of said cashier, be directed to deliver the same to said attorney general on application, and the suit herein directed to be instituted shall be against said cashier and his securities.

Resolved, That the Governor transmit a copy of these resolutions to said attorney general.

And the rule being suspended requiring resolutions to lay one day on the table,

Mr. Jones of Hickman moved that the words 'the Attorney General of the State'be inserted in the first of said resolutions after the word (that in the commencement.

Mr. Marshall moved that said resolutions and amendment be referred to the committee on the judiciary; which motion failed, and said reference refased.

Mr. Turney then moved the following amendment in lieu of the amendment proposed by Mr. Jonés of Hickman, to wit:

And that James Campbell also be employed to attend to said suit.

And thereupon the question was had and determined in the negative-ayes 9, noes 12. The ayes and noes being roquirod, the affirmative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Brown, Jennings, Laughlin, Love, Terry, Tur. ney and Speaker Coe-9.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Balch, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Smith, Warner, Wheeler and Yoakum-12.

And so said amendment was rejected.

Mr. Laughlin then moved the following in lieu of the amendment proposed by Mr. Jones of Lincoln, to wit:

And that it shall be the duty of the Bank of Tennessee to employ counsel to assist said attorney general, if the directory shall deem it ne. cessary, and provided the fee paid to such assistant counsel shall not exceed two hundred and fifty dollars.

And thereupon the question was had and determined in the negative, ayes 10, noes 11. The ayes and noes being demanded those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Brown, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jennings, Laughlin, Love, Reneau, Sevier, Smith and Speaker Coe--10.

The negative voters were Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Balch, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Marshall, Terry, Turney, Warner, Wheeler and Yoa-kum-11.

And so said amendment was rejected.

The question then recurred on the amendment proposed by Mr. Jones of Hickman; and being thereon had, said amendment was rejected ayes 9, noes 12.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Balch, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Sevier, Warner and Wheeler-9.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Brown, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Laughlin, Love, Marshall, Reneau, Smith, Terry, Turney, Yoakum and Speaker Coe-12.

And so said amendment was rejected.
On motion of Mr. Yoakum, the resolutions were ordered to the table.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Speaker of the House of Representatives has this day signed An act for the relief of Erby Boyd of Bradley county.

And then he withdrew. Thereupon it was ordered that said act be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State.

Mr. Jennings then moved that the Senate adjourn until Monday Morning, at half past nine o'clock.

And thereupon the question was had and determined in the affirmative-ayes 11, noes to. The ayes and noes being demanded those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Brown, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Terry and Turney--11.

Those who voted in the negative were

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Messrs. Balch, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Love, Smith, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Speaker Coem 10.

And so the Senate adjourned..

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MONDAY MORNING, Dec. 30, 1839. Mr. Marshall, from the committee on the judiciary, reported a bill to suppress drunkenness.

A bill to repeal all laws which subject defendants in State prosecutions to the payment of the cost of their own witnesses when they are acquitted by the verdict of a jury or discharged by an examining court, and recommended the rejection of said bills.

The same from the same, reported a bill to increase ihe bonds of sheriffs and constables and for other purposes, and

A bill to provide for the collection of demands due the State, or due the State Bank of Tennessee, or other demands in which the State has an interest, and recommended the passage thereof.

Whereupon the Senate took up so much of said report as relates to a bill to repeal all laws which subject defendants in State prosecutions to the payment of the cost of their own witnesses when acquitted by the verdict of a jury, or discharged by an examining court.

Mr. Gillespy proposed an amendment in lieu of the whole bill from the enacting clause.

Mr. Balch proposed an amendment in addition to said amendment. And the question being thereon had, it was determined in the affirmative—ayes 12, noes 11. The ayes and noes being demanded, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Frey, Gillespy, Jones of 'Hickman, Love, Terry, Warner and Wheeler-12.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Hardwicke, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Smith, Turney, Walton, Yoakum and Speaker Coe-ll.

And so said amendment was adopted.
The bill was then read as amended a third time.
Mr. Warner then moved that the Senate non-concur with the report.

And thereupon the question was had and determined in the negative-ayes 11, noes 12. The ayes and noes being demanded, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson Ashe, Balch, Gillespy, Jones of Hickman, Love, Terry, Warner and Wheeler-11.

Those who voted in the negative were ;

Messrs. Brown, Frey, Hardwicke, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Smith, Walton, Yoakum and Speaker Coe--12.

So the Senate refused to non-concur, and said bill was rejected.

Mr. Marshall from the same committee, to whom was referred a bill to increhse the amount of the penalty of the bonds of the sheriffs and constables, and for other purposes, reported the same without amend

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