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tainment of those desirable ends, necessarily require the creation of a system of official stations; and

Whereas, the vesting of the incumbents of these offices with competent powers and influence to constitute them efficient in the attainment of the ends designed, and at the same time to be so limited as not to be capable of being perverted to the purposes of oppression or in any way endangering the exercise of liberty, calls for the employment of the greatest political wisdom and the most constant attention to the tendencies of the powers created and delegated; and

Whereas, the powers of patronage in the hands of the Chief Magistrate have long been by some, and of late have been generally considered to be so great and extensive, as to well justify the views and opinions of General Jackson as expressed in 1835, when resigning his office of Senator to the Legislature. This power of appointment to oflice was then declared to be the quarter from which our liberties were in danger. Therefore,

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That we view the power of the President to appoint to office already so great as to endanger the privileges and liberties of the people.We therefore advise and instruct our Senators in Congress, and request our Representatives to resist and oppose the passage of all bills, which if passed into laws, would in any event, directly or indirectly, increase or extend the patronage or appointing power of the President,

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 apart 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 thereupon the two houses of the General Asssembly proceeded, viva voce, to the election of an Attorney General for the Second Solicitorial District, Ebenezer Alexander and Robert B. Reynolds being in nomination.

Those who voted for R. B. Reynolds were,

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

Those who voted for Ebenezer Alexander were,

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

The vote being taken by the llouse of Representatives, it appeared that the aggregate vote was for Reynolds fifty and for Alexander forty-seven. Whereupon the Speaker of the Senate declared Robert B. Reynolds duly and constitutionally elected Attorney General for the 2d Solicitorial District.

The two houses proceeded in like manner to the election of a Chancellor for the Western Division; Andrew M'Campbell and George W. Gibbs being in nomination.

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Those who voted for M'Campbell were Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Smith, Turney, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love—13.

Those who voted for Mr. Gibbs were

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

The vote being continued by the IIouse of Representatives, it appeared that there were for M'Campbell fifty-three and for Gibbs forty-four. Whereupon the Speaker of the Senate declared that Andrew M'Campbell was duly and constitutionally elected Chancellor for the Western Division of this State.

The two houses next proceeded in like manner to the election of a Register for the western District, Wm. O. Butler being in nomination; and there being no opposition, received the entire vote of the Senate, which being continued by the House of Representatives, the aggregate vote for Butler was 96. Whereupon the Speaker of the Senate declared that Wm. O. Butler was duly and constitutionally elected register of the Western District of this state.

The two houses proceeded in like manner to the election of Register for the Hiwassee District, James S. Bridges being in nomination, and there being no opposition, received the entire vote of the Senate, and the election being continued by the House of Representatives, the aggregate vote for Bridges was 96.) Whereupon the Speaker of the Senate declared James S. Bridges duly and constitutionally elected Register of the Hiwassee District.

The two houses next proceeded in like manner to the election of a Register for East Tennessee, Drury P. Anderson and James J. H. Porter being in nomination.

Those who voted for Porter were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Renean, Smith, Turney, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-15.

Those who voted for Mr. Armstrong were

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

The vote being continued by the House of Representatives, there were total for Porter fifty-five, for Armstrong forty-one. Whereupon the Speaker of the Senate declared James J. H. Porter duly and constitutionally elected Register of East Tennessee.

And thereupon the Speaker and gentlemen of the Senate returned to their own chamber.

Mr. Gillespy's resolution of yesterday, directory to the Secretary of State, was taken up and read.

Mr. Gillespy offered the following amendment thereto, to wit:

Resolved, That each board report the entire expenditures of the company in tabular form, and that said reports be communicated to this General Assembly hy said boards.

Said amendment was accepted, the resolution read as amended and adopted.

Ordered, That the clerk acquaint thellouse of Representatives therewith and ask their concurrence therein.

On motion of Mr. Yoakum,

Ordered, That the preamble and resolutions in relation to the late suspension of specie payments by the Bank of Tennessee, be made the order of the day for Monday next.

And then the Senate adjourned.

Monday Morning, Oct. 28, 1839. Mr. Terry presented the petition of sundry citizens of Hamilton county, praying the passage of a law incorporating the town of Chattanooga in said county, which was read and ordered to the table.

Mr. Gillespy presented a petition from sundry citizens of Bradley county, praying that the benefits of the occupant law may be extended to theni, which was referred on his motion to the committee on the Ocoee lands,

Mr. Laughlin introduced

A Bill to ascertain and equalize the prison bounds throughout the State, which was read the first time and passed.

The Senate next proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day, being the resolutions heretofore submitted by Mr. Gillespy in relation to the suspension of specie payments by the Bank of Tennessee.

Mr. Balch moved the following as an amendment in lieu of the second resolution:

Resolved, That said bank and its branches are hereby directed to make specie payments, and at all times to observe a strict and honest compliance with their contracts.

Mr. Brown offered the following in lieu of the amendment offered by Mr. Balch:

Be it further resolved, That it shall be the duty of the committee on banks, to enquire into the expediency of winding up the concerns of the Bank of Tennessee and its branches, in case it should fail to redeem in specie promptly all demands against the bank and branches, and also, into the propriety of issuing a scire facias against all other chartered banks in the State, which have violated their chartered rights.

Mr. Gillespy moved to lay said amendment on the table, and the question thereon being had, it was determined in the aflirmative-ayes 19; noes 4.

The yeas and nays being demanded, the affirmative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Coe, Frey, Gaines, Gillespy, Jennings Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Renean, Sevier, Smith, Terry, Warner, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-19.

The negative Voters were
Messrs. Brown, Turney, Walton and Wheeler-4.

Mr. Turney moved the indcfinito postponement of the resolutions and amendinent, which failing

Mr. Wheeler moved to lay them on the table until the 25th day of

Norember next, and the question thereon being had, it was determined in the negative-ayes 10; noes 13.

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

Messrs, Coe, Jennings, Jones of Hickman, Laughlin, Reneau, Smith, Turney, Frey, Warner and Wheeler-10.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Gaines, Gillespy, Jones of Lincoln, Sevier, Terry, Walton, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love--13.

The question then recurred upon the adoption of the amendment proposed by Mr. Balch, and was determined in the affirmative--ayes 20; noes 3.

The yeas and nays being demanded, those who voted in the affirm, ative were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Coe, Frey, Gaines, Gillespy, Jennings, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Reneau, Sevier, Smith, Terry, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-20.

Those who voted in the negative, were
Messrs. Jones of Hickman, Turney and Walton--3.

Mr. Jennings moved a division of the question upon the adoption of the resolutions as amended, so as to take the sense of the Senate on the first and second clauses thereof separately, which motion was lost. Whereupon the question was had upon the adoption of the resolutions and determined in the negative--ayes 9; noes 14.

The yeas and nays being required, those who voted in the affirmative Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Brown, Gillespy, Jones of Lincoln, Terry, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-9.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Aiken, Ashe, Coe, Frey, Gaineș, Jennings, Jones of Hickinan, Laughlin, Reneau, Smith, Sevier, Turney, Walton and Warner--14,

And so said resolutions were rejected.

Mr. Jennings presented a joint communication from the president of the Union and Pianter's Banks. And

Mr. Coe a communicatlon from the president of the Bank of Tennessee, which was read and referred to the committee on banks.

Mr. Coe submitted the following:

Resolved, That so much of a resolution heretofore passed as directs the president and directors of the Bank of Tennessee, to publish to the Senate the names of the several debtors to the bank (with their endorsers) be so modified as to instruct the committee on banks to examine the list of debtors to said bank and branches with their securities, and report whether any undue favoritism has been practiced, or injustice done in granting accommodations by said bank and branches, or any other malpractices, which in their opinion may require correction.-Also that they report the amount loaned to each county and number of borrowers in each separately, and the situation of said debtors as to pecuniary responsibility.

Then the Senate adjourned.

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TUESDAY MORNING, Oct. 29. 1839. Mr. Wheeler presented a petition from sundry citizens of Campbell county, upon the subject of State prosecutions, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Turney presented a petition of sundry citizens of Overton, Jackson and White counties, praying the establishment of a new county, which was referred to the committee on new counties and county lines.

The Speaker presented a report from the cashier of the Bank of Tennessee, which was referred to the committee on Banks.

Mr. Terry introduced

A Bill to establish the town of Chattanooga and to incorporate the inhabitants thereof. And

Mr, Jones of Hickman introduced

A Bill to protect the owners of mills in the profitable enjoyment of their rights.

Which bills were severally read the first time, passed and referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Yoakum introduced

A Bill for the benefit of creditors of the Bank of Tennessce: which was read and passed.

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

Mr. Speaker: The House of Representatives have taken up the resolution of the Senate directory to the Secretary of State, and propose amending the same by striking out the words ‘Secretary of State’and inserting the word "Comptroller' where they occur and in lieu thereot.

On motion of Mr. Jones of Hickman, said amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

On motion of Mr. Coe, the Senate took up the resolution submitted by him on yesterday, amendatory of the resolution heretofore adopted, directory to the President and Directors of the Bank of Tennessee, which was adopted.

Mr. Yoakuin submitted the following:

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the Bank of Tennessee and branches be directed förthwith to resume and continue the payment of specie upon presentation of all notes payable at said Bank or branches respectively, of and under the denomination of ten dollars. Mr. Jennings submitted the following: /

Resolved, That the committee on banks be directed to call on the President and Directors of the Bank of Temessee, to know from them individually whether the political sentiments of applicants for loans ever came into discussion during the deliberations of said officers on the subjects of the discounts of said banks, and whether to the best of the knowledge and belief of said officers, a regard to the political sentiments of the drawers or endorsers of any bill or note ever influenced

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