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ministration, abuses and spoliations by the General Government,” bo referred to the committee on Federal Relations.

Mr. Turney's resolution of the 15th inst. directory to the committee on the judiciary in relation to the expediency of condensing the Chancery Courts and for other purposes, was taken up and read, and on motion of Mr. Jones of Ilickman, amerded by requiring said committee to enquire into the expediency and propriety of abolishing said Chancery Courts.

The said resolution, as amended, was adopted.
And thereupon the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY MORNING, Oct. 18, 1839. Mír. Gillespy presented the petition of John Moses in relation to a tract of land in the Ocoee District, which was ordered, on motion of Mr. Gillespy, to be referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Frey, from the joint select committee to whom was referred the different proposals for printing the laws, joint resolutions and journals passed at the present session of the General Assembly, reported that the committee have had the subject under consideration, and had instructed him to report the following resolution and to ask its adoption:

Resolved by the Geacrub Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the proposals of Lawson Gifford be accepted upon the following terms: The composition on the journals to be of small pica type, as the law directs, at seventy-five cents per 1000 ems for plain matter, or $1 14. cents per page---a page consisting of 1537 ems, which for every eight pages of composition of plain matter, amounts to $9.26.

For press-work 75 cents per token.'

The law requiring the pages to be octavo, will make every eight pages, or 500 copies of the saine, cost $10 76.

For rule or figure work, fifty per cent will be added.
For rule and figure work, one hundred per cent will be added.

For paper, the paper maker's prices per ream will be charged. The binder's bill will alone be added.

Also, that he enter into bond with approved security, for the faithful performance of his duty, in the sum of five thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs. All of which is respectfuly submitted.

II. FREY, Chairman. Said

report was read and concurred with. Mr. Ashe, from the commiitee on enrollments, reported as correctly enrolled, A Bill to authorize James Vaughn and James Ghormley to open and keep up a turnpike road.

On motion of Nir. Laughlin, the message of yesterday from the II. of Representative.', proposing the appointmeci of a joint select committee to wait upon hii Excellency James K. Polk, and inform him that the General Assembly are now really to receive any communication he may wish to make them, was taken up, read und concurred with.

The Speaker appointed Messrs. Lauglilin, Terry and Coe to be of said committee on the part of the Senate.

The resolution heretofore submitted in relation to the employment of an additional assistant or transcribing clerk for the Senate, was on motion of Mr. Gillespy, taken up and read, which is in the following words, to wit:

Resolved, That the principal clerk of the Senate appoint a transcribing clerk for the Senate when necessary, and that it be the duty of said assistant or transcribing clerk to transcribe the journals of the Senate, and place them in a suitable condition for the reception of the public printer.”

Mr. Coe offered the following in lieu:
Resolved, That a second assistant clerk be appointed by the Senate.

Mr. Anderson moved the indefinite postponement of the said resolution and amendment, and the question thereon being had, it was determined in the negative-aves 10, noes 11.

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

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Marshall, Sevier, Terry, Walton and Whecler-10.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coc, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoli, Smith, Turney, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love, 11.

And so said motion was rejected.

The question then recurred upon the amendment ofiered by Mr. C.:', and being thereon had, it was determined in the negative-yes 10, noes 13.

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

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Ilardwicke, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Simith, Warner, and Mr.Speaker Love-10.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jones of Hickman, Marshall, Sevier, Terry, Turney, Walton, Wheeler and Yoakum-13.

And so said amendment was rejected. And thereupon Mr. Gillespy moved to lay the original resolution on the table, and the question being thereon had, it was determined in the negative-ayes 8, noes 16.

The yeas and nays being demanded, the aflirmative voters were Messrs. Aiken, Baleh, Gaines, Gillespy, Smith, Warner. Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love--S.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Coe, Trev, Ilardwicke, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincolo, Laughlin, Marshall, Sevier, Terry, Turney, Walton and Wheeler-16.

And so said motion was rejected.

Mr. Coe thereupon moved to strike out the words “by the principal clerk," and therenpon the question was had, and determined in the affirmative-ayes 13, noes 11.

The aves and noes being demanded constitutionally, those who voted in the allirmative wero

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Turney, Warner, Yoakur and Mr. Speaker Love-13.

Those who voted in the negative were

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

And so said motion prevailed. Whereupon Mr. Coe moved to lay the resolution on the table, which motion also prevailed.

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

Mr. Speaker: The House of Representatives are now ready to receive the Senate in their Hall, for the purpose of going into the several elections set for this day.

And then he withdrew. Whereupon the Speaker and Gentlemen of the Senate repaired to the Hall of the House of Representatives and proceeded to the election of a Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, and upon taking the vote (viva voce) there was for Thomas Maney a unanimous vote—there being no opposition. Whereupon the Speaker of the Senate declared Thomas Maney duly and constitutionally elected Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

The two Houses then proceeded in like manner to the election of a Secretary of State, and upon taking the vote, the result was as follows upon the first call, to wit:

For John S. Young—Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Gillespy, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Turney, Warner, Wheeler and Yoakum-11.

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

For PHILANDER PRIESTLEY-Messrs. Coe, Hardwicke and Mr. Speaker Love-3.

Upon the second call the votes were

For John S. YOUNG-Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Turney, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-13.

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

For PHILANDER PRIESTLY-Mr. Hardwicke-1.

Upon the third call (the name of Philander Priestly being withdrawn,) the vote was

For John S. YOUNG—Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, Turney, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-14.

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

The House of Representatives being concluded, it appeared that the aggregate vote stood for John S. Young-56; for Luke Lea-44.

Whereupon the Speaker of the Senate declared John S. Young duly and constitutionally elected Secretary of State, of the State of Ten

same.

nessee, and thereupon the Speaker and Gentlemen of the Senate repaired to their own chamber.

Mr. Speaker Love presented the following communication from W. Nichol, president of the Bank of Tennessee, to wit:

BANK OF TENNESSEE,

October 18, 1839. To the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee:

Gentlemen:-By last evening's mail, we were in receipt of the information, that the Banks of Philadelphia, Baltimore and Cincinnati have suspended the payment of specie, and probably the New York and Kentucky Banks also. This morning the Union and Planter's Banks have also suspended, and the balance due to this institution from these banks is very considerable, and they have refused payment of the

I have the honor to be yours,

Very respectfully

W. NICHOL, President. Mr. Yoakum submitted the following:

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That notwithstanding the suspension of specie payments by the Union and Planter's Banks of Nashville, and by the banks of other States, the Bank of Tennessee and branches will continue to pay its debts as public faith and common honesty require.

And the rule being suspended,

Mr. Laughlin moved that the resolution together with the communication of the president of the bank, be referred to the committee on banks; and instructed at the suggestion of Mr. Marshall,) to report therein by to-morrow, or as soon thereafter as practicable.

Mr. Yoakum moved a division of the question, so as to take the sense of the Senate first upon referring his resolution; which motion prevailing, the question was had, “will the Senate refer the resolution,” and determined in the affirmative; yeas 22; nays 2.

The yeas and nays being demanded, the affirmative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Anderson, Balch, Brown, Coe, Frey, Gaines, Hardwicke, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Sevier, Smith, Terry Turney, Warner, Walton, Wheeler and Mr. Speaker Love-22.

The negative voters were
Messrs. Gillespy and Yoakum-2.
And so said resolution was referred to the committee on banks.

The said communication from W. Nichol, was also referred, on mo. tion of Mr. Laughlin, to the same committee.

Then the Senate adjourned.

SATURDAY MORNING, Oct. 19, 1839. Mr. Gillespy presented the petition of Larkin Cardin, for a quarter section of land in the Ocoee District, which was referred on his motion to the committee on the Ocoee District.

Mr. Gillespy also presented the petition of Zacariah Rose, praying

the act making Ocoee river navigable be repealed; whích was also referred on his motion to the same committee.

Mr. Speaker Love presented the petition of James Bradford, which was read and referred on motion of Mr. Laughlin, to the committee on claims.

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

Mr. Speaker: The House of Representatives have adopted a resolution, that the Senate meet them in their Hall on Monday, the 21st, for the purpose of electing an Attorney for the 7th districi, a Chancellor of the western division, and an Inspector of the Penitentiary.

And then he withdrew.

Mr. Jones of Hickman, moved a non-concurrence with so much of the message as proposes to elect a chanceilor for the western division, which motion was sustained. The balance of said message was concurred with, and a proposition ordered to be made to the House of Representaitves to bring the election on Monday,at 2 o'clock, p, m,

Mr. Ashe, from the committee on Enrollments, reported as correctly engrossed,

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

A Bill to repeal the 2d section of an act, entitled An act to extend the corporation of the town of Murfreesborough and for other purposes, passed the 26th day of December, 1837,

Mr. Laughlin, from the joint select committee, to wait upon his Excellency James K. Polk, and inform him that the General Assembly are ready to receive any communication he may wish to make, reported that the committee had performed the duty assigned them, and had received for answer that his Excellency would make his communication at an early day.

Mr. Frey, from the joint select committee, to whom was referred the proposals for public printing, reported that the committee have had the same under consideration and had instructed him to report the following resolution, and ask their concurrence therewith, to wit:

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the proposals of Joel M. Smith be accepted upon the following terms and conditions, to wit: The existing acts on the subject require the laws to be printed in small pica type, and of a similar sized page to that of the journals, but also require part of it to be marginal notes, and these notes to be in type of a smaller size; a page therefore to contain 1,900 ems, which at one dollar per 1000 ems, is $190; and including the press work for 500 copies, the first eight pages will average $2 28 per page, and the same for every additional number of pages.The price for press work will be one dollar per token of average 250 copies, or less, for eight pages or less, over 500 copies. For paper, first costs and ten per cent thereon. For binding, the binder's bill-the index to the laws being in small type, will be executed for one hundred dollars. Also, that the said Joel M. Smith be required to enter into

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