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iucommended its passage. Which report was concurred in, and said bill was read a second time and passed.

The same from the same, reported a bill to provide for the collection of demands due the State or due the Bank of Tennessee, or other demands in which the State is interested, and recommended its passage.

Said report was concurred in, and the bill passed its first reading.

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

Mr. Speaker: The House of Representatives have this day read and rejected a bill to repeal part of an act passed in 1762, in relation to apprentices;

A bill to repeal part of the 7th section of an act passed in the year 1935. And then he withdrew.

Mfr. Reneau, from the committee on enrolments, reported as correctly enrolled, an act to regulate the receipt and disbursemnt of common school monies.

Whereupon the speaker signed said enrolled act and ordered it to be transmitted to the House of Representatives.

The Senate then took up on its third reading a bill giving to Johnson county the State tax for the years 18 10 and 1S11.

Mr. Jones of Hickman moved to amend said bill by inserting the word Humphreys' after the word 'Overton,' which was agreed to.

Mr. Terry moved to amend said bill by inserting ‘Hamilton county, which was agreed to.

Mr. Jones of Lincoln moved to amend the said bill by inserting, and every other county in the State which by the county court thercof will claim the same. Which was agreed to.

The question was then put on the passage of said bill and failed-ayes 3, noes 19.

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

Messrs. Laughlin, Terry and Turney—3.
Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Balch, Brown, Frey, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Love, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Smith, Walton, Warner, Wheeler Yoakum and Speaker Coe-19.

And so said bill was rejected.

On motion of Mr. Terry the Senate took up a bill to authorize Josiah M. Anderson and George W. Williams to open a turnpike road.

Mr. —- asked and obtained leave to withdraw said bill for amend. ment.

IIr. Yoakum' submitted the following resolution, to wit:

Roiced by the General Assembly of the Siate of Tennessee, That the corte will meet the House of Representatives on Thursday, the 21 day of January next, to go into the election of 'a Superintendent of Public Instruction.

A bill for the benefit of the citizens of Hickman county and for other purposes, was read a third time and passed-ayes 20.

The ayes and noes being demanded the affirmative voters were

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

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

On motion of Mr. llardwicke the rule was suspended, and a bill to attach a portion of Stewart county to the county of Humphreys was taken up, read a second time and passed-ayes 15, noes 6.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Laughlin, Reneau, Sevier, Smith, Walton, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Coe--15.

Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Balch, Jones of Ilickman, Jones of Lincoln, Love, Marshall and Turney-6.

And so said bill passed its second reading.

A bill to remove the branch of the Bank of Tennessee from Clarksville, in the county of Montgomery, to the town of Sparta, in White county, was taken up and read.

Mr. Hardwicke moved that the word Sparta be stricken out for the. purpose of inserting Charlotte; which motion failed--ayes 9, noes 14

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

Messrs. Ashe, Brown, Frey, Hardwicke, Jones of Ilickman, Marshall, Reneau, Serier and Walton--9.

Those who voted in the negative uvere

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Balch, Gillespy, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Love, Smith, Terry, Turney, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Coe-14. And so said motion was rejected.

Mr. Gillespy moved to strike out the remainder of the said bill after the word White, which motion he afterwards withdrew.

Mr. Yoakum submitted an amendment providing for the removal of the branch bank located at Trenton, in the county of Gibson, to Paris, in the county of Henry.

Mr. Sevier moved that said amendment be laid on the table, which motion failed—ayes 9, noes 15.

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

Messrs. Ashe, Brown, Frey, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier. Terry and Walton-9.

The negative voters were, · Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Balch, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laugulin, Love, Smith, 'Turney, Warner, Wheeler, Yorkum and Sponker Co--15. did so said motion failed.

Mr. Love presented a memecal'in relation to said amendment, which was read.

Ament to the amedment of Mr. Yoa.

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kum, providing for the removal of the branch bank located at Sommerville, in the county of Fayette, to Brownsville, in the county of Hay. wood.

Mr. Love moved that the bill with the amendments be laid on the table, which motion failed.

Mr. Brown moved that the words Paris in the county of Henry,' be stricken from the amendment proposed by Mr. Yoakum, and the words *Huntingdon in the county of Carroll' inserted in lieu. Which motion was withdrawn.

The question then recurred on the motion of Mr. Love to lay the amendment of Mr. Ashe on the table; and being had thereon, prevailed-ayes 14, noes 10.

The ayes and noes being demanded those who voted in the affirm

ative were

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

Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Terry and Walton-10.

And so said amendment was laid on the table.

Mr. Anderson then moved the following as an amendment in lieu of the whole bill and amendments, to wit:

A bill to establish a Branch of the Bank of Tennessee in each Senatorial district of this State.

Whereas, the Bank of Tennessee was established as well for the convenience and accommodation of the good people of this State as to raise a fund for the purposes of promoting internal improvements, and defray the expenses of academies and common schools, objects highly and deserving the fostering care of the Legislature of a free and civilized country; and

Whereas, the charter of the said Bank contains a provision that its loans and accommodations shall be alike extended to all the counties of this State in proportion to their qualified voters; and whereas, the location of said bank and its branches is remote from the larger portion of the citizens entitled to its benefits; and whereas, those who seek to avail themselves of the benefits intended to be conferred by the charter of the said institution, are subject to great inconvenience and expense in travelling to the several branches assigned to afford them loans and ac-. commodations; therefore, to remedy these evils and inconveniences,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That a branch of the Bank of Tennessee shall be established and located in the town of Brownsville, in the county of Haywood; in the town of Paris, in the county of lienry; in the town of Perry ville, in the county of Perry; in the town of Centreville, in the county of Hickman; in the town of Charlotte, in the county of Dickson; in the town of Franklin, in the county of Williamson; in the town of Murfreesborough, in the county of Rutherford; in the town of Fayetteville, in the county of Lincoln; in the town of M'Minnville, in the county of

Warren; in the town of Sparta in the county of White; in the town of Carthage, in the county of Smith; in the town of Knoxville, in the county of Knox; in the town of Jacksborough, in the county of Campbell; in the town of Chattanooga, in the county of Hamilton; in the town of Sevierville, in the county of Sevier; in the town of Jonesborough, in the county of Washington; in the town of Lebanon, in the county of Wilson.

Sec. 2. That the capital stock of said bank shall be apportioned by the President and Directors of the Principal Bank among the several branches hereby established, in proportion to the number of•qualified voters residing in each senatorial district of "the State to be loaned and discounted upon in the manner and for the purposes specified in the act by which the Bank of Tennessee was chartered.

Sec. 3. That it shall be the duty of the president and directors of the principal bank to recall from the branches heretofore established, so much and such parts of their capital heretofore apportioned, as may be necessary to equalize the capital of said bank according to the principles specified in this act,

Sec. 4. That it shall be the duty of the present General Assembly to appoint the directors of the branches heretofore, and hereby established.

Sec. 5. That the directors of the said branches heretofore located, and hereby established, shall consist of five citizens, resident in the bank district, of whom there shall be a quorum competent to do all business which pertain to said branch bank.

Sec. 6. That the directors at said branches shall appoint from their own body a president, and that said president so chosen, and the other four directors shall appoint a cashier and all other officers who shall be required to carry on the operations of such branch bank.

Sec. 7. That the president and directors, of the several branches hereby established, as well as the branches heretofore located, shall be governed by the same rules and regulations prescribed by the act chartering the Bank of Tennessee, and the rules and orders of the directors of the principal bank, and the presidents of the several branches heretofore made and hereafter to be made in conformity with, or to the act passed on the

entitled, Sec. 8. That the apportionment of the capital of the Bank of Tennessee hereby directed, shall be made by the

Sec. 9. That the president and directors and all other officers of the several branches hereby established, as well as those heretofore located, shall possess the same qualifications and be governed in all respects by the same rules, regulations and restrictions, and be subject to all the liabilities and disabilities prescribed and enacted in the several acts of the General Assembly to establish the Bank of Tennessee, to locate its branches and prescribe the duties and liabilities of its officers.

Whereupon Mr. Jennings moved the following in lieu of the latter clause of the original, bill to wit:

And that the capital of said branch thus to be established, shall consist of that portion of the general capital of the Bank of Tennessee

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denominated the floating fund in the late report of the president of said bank.

And thereupon the question was had and determined in the negative; ayes 11, noes 13. The ayes and noes being demanded, those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jennings, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier and Walton-11.

Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Balch, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Love, Smith, Terry, Turney, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Speaker Coe-13. And so said amendment was rejected.

The question then recurred on the amendment proposed by Mr. Anderson in lieu of the whole bill and amendments.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Frey, Jones of Hickman, Marshall

, Reneau, Sevier, Terry and Wheeler-12. Those who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jennings, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Love, Smith, Turney, Walton, Yoakum and Speaker Coe—12.

And so said amendment was rejected.

The question then recurred on the amendment offered by Mr. Yoakum to remove the branch bank from Trenton to Paris.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Gillespy, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Love, Smith, Turney, Warner, Yoakum and Speaker Coe 12.

Those who voted in the negative were

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

And so said amendment was rejected.

The question then recurred on the passage of the bill upon its third, reading.

And thereupon the question was had and determined in the affirmative-ayes 13, noes 11. The ayes and noes being demanded those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Gillespy, Jones of Hickman, Jonés of Lincoln, Laughlin, Love, Terry, Turney, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Speaker Coe--13.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Hardwicke, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Smith and Walton-11.

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

On motion of Mr. Laughlin, Mr. Hardwicke was added to the committee on banks. And then the Senate grlinurned.

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