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require, showing that said bank or banks liabilities in every way does not exceed three dollars for every one dollar in gold and silver, or evidences of debt against the United States, that said banks or branches have in their vaults or possession belonging to said banks or branches.

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

Resolved, That our Senators in Congress beinstructed and our Representatives requested to lend their support to the law requiring the officers of the treasury to receive the notes of all specie paying banks in discharge of the public dues, and in payment for public lands; and the question thereon being had, it was determined in the affirmative, ave: 15; noes 9.

The ayes and noes being demanded, the affirmative voters were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Coe, Frey, Gaines, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jennings, Laughlin, Marshall, Rencau, Sevier, Turney, Terry and Walton-16.

The negative voters were,

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Jones of llickman, Jones of Lincoin, Smith, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Love-9.

The question then recurred upon the adoption of Mr. Jones'amendment as amended, and was determined in the negative-ayes 10; noes 14.

The ayes and noes being demanded, the affirmative voters were

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

Those who voted in the negative are,

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

And thereupon the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY MORNING, Oct. 31, 1839. The Speaker presented a report from the Clerk of the Chancery Court at M'Minnville, which on motion of Mr. Marshall was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

The resolution from the House of Representatives, proposing to go into the election of sundry officers on Wednesday nest, was taken up and concurred in, with the exception of so much as relates to the election of a register of the Mountain District, which was on motion of Mr. Turney non-concurred in.

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

Mr. Marsball submitted the following:

Resolved, That the President and Directors of the Bank of Tennes. see forth with report to the Senate so much of the journal or minutes of their proceedings as relates to the late suspension of specie pavments by the Bank.

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Tho rulo requiring resolutions to lay one day on the table being sus. pended, on motion of Mr. Marshall, said resolution was adopted.

Mr. Jennings submitted the following:

Resolved, I'hat the committee on Banks be instructed to enquire whether the Government of the United States has of late shown any undue favoritism in relation to the distribution of the public deposites so as to endanger the solvency of the banks of some States, in order that the Banks of other States might be sustained for electioneering purposes.

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

Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the House of Representatives to transmit to the Senate the petitions of James Spencer, E. Hess, James W. Smith, A. M. Rawlings and Robert Cosby.

And then he withdrew. Mr. Coe presented the following communication from the President of the Bank of Tennessee, viz: To the Honorable, the Senate:

· In obedience to a resolution of your honorable body, requiring information on the subject of the late suspension of the Bank of Tennessee, I herewith transmit an extract from the minutes of the board:

“NashviLLE, Oct. 19, 1839. “At a called meeting of the Board of Directors of this Bank, present, Messrs. President Nichol, Campbell, Shelby, Clay, Horton, Currin, Perkins and Waters, Dr. Shelby offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

Resolved, That the Bank of Tennessee suspend specie payments forth with. Which motion was seconded by Mr. Clay; and the question upon the adoption of the resolution being taken, and the yeas and nays demanded, the affirmative voters were Messrs. Shelby, Horton, Clay and Campbell-4.

"The negative voters were Messrs. President Nichol, Perkins, Waters and Currin-4. And so said resolution failed.

“Mr. Campbell offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

Resolved, That this bank suspend the payment of specie for the present; which resolution was seconded by Dr. Waters, and the question upon the adoption of the resolution being taken, and the yeas and nays demanded, the following were the affirmative voters: Messrs. Horton, Shelby, Clay, Waters, Currin and Campbell--5.

“The negative voters were, Messrs. President Nichol and Perkins, 2. And so said resolution was adopted." Respectfully submitted,

WM. NICHOL, Pres. “A true copy from the minutes of the board,

HENRY EWING, Cashier. On motion of Mr. Marshall, said communication was ordered to the table.

The Senate then resumed the consideration of the resolutions in

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structing our Representatives upon certain subjects therein mentioned: whereupon

Mr. Jennings moved to amend by adding to the second resolution the following:

And that for the more perfect fulfilment of this object, our Senators in Congress be instructed and our Representatives be requested to vote for an amendment to the sub-treasury bill which last received the sanction of the Senate of the United States, so that said bill will forbid the Secretary of the Treasury or any other officer of the Treasury Department of the Union to purchase with the monies of the people, any note, bill or draft drawn by any individual or set of individual or by any banking corporation.

And then the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY MORNING, Nov. 1, 1839. Mr. Terry introduced

A Bill for the relief of certain enterers of land in the Ocoee district, which passed the first reading, and on motion of Mr. Terry, was referred to the committee on Ocoee lands.

On motion of Mr. Terry,

Ordered, That the committee on internal improvements, be discharged from the further consideration of a petition from citizens of Hamilton county, praying the incorporation of a company to construct a rail road from Vanville to intersect the Western and Atlantic rail road of Georgia, and that said petition be transmitted to the House of Representatives.

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

Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the House of Representatives to transmit to the Senate, the report of R. C. K. Martin, Secretary and Treasurer of the Lunatie Assylum The House of Representatives concur with your resolution directory to the Secretary of State, and nonconcur with your proposed amendment to their resolution providing for the election of certain officers on Wednesday next.

And then he withdrew. Whereupon the Senate resumed the consideration of the unfinished business of yesterday, being the resolutions heretofore submitted by Mr. Coe, directory to our Senators and Representatives in Congress; and after some time spent in the discussion thereof,

The Snate then adjourned until tomorrow.

SATURDAY MORNING, Nov. 2, 1839. Mr. Warner presented a petition from sundry citizens of Lewisburg in the county of Marshall, praying that certain powers and privileges be granted to the corporate authorities of said town, which on hi; notion was referred to the committee on the judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Yoakum,

Ordered, That Mr. Jones of Hickman be added to the committee on public lands.

Mr. Aiken submitted the following:

Resolved, That the committee on banks, be instructed to enquire into the expediency of establishing a Branch of the Bank of Tennessee, in the town of Jonesborough, in the county of Washington.

The rule requiring resolutions to lie one day on the table being suspended, said resolution was adopted.

The Senate next took up the resolutions 'heretofore submitted by Mr. Coe, directory to our Senators and Representatives in Congress. Whereupon,

Mr. Reneau moved that the Senate adjourn until Monday morning 9 o'clock; the question thereon being had, it was determined in the negative-ayes 9; noes 12.

The ayes and nays being demanded, the affirmative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Frey, Gaines, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier and Walton-9.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Balch, Brown, Coe, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, LaughSin, Smith, Terry, Warner, Wheeler, Yoakumand Mr. Speaker Love; 12.

Mr. Marshall moved to lay the resolutions on the table; and the question thereon being had, it was determined in the negative-ayes 9; noes 16.

The ayes and noes being demanded, the afirmative voters were

Messrs. Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Reneau, Sevier and Terry-9.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Ilardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall

, Smith, Tumey, Walton, War, ner, Wheeler, Yoakum and Mr. Speaker Lore-16.

Mr. Marshall thereupon renewed the motion to adjourn until Monday 9 o'clock; and the question thereon being had, it was determined în the affirmative-ayes 14; noes 11.

'he ayes and pays being demanded, the affirmative voters were Messrs, Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Brown, Frey, Gaines, Jennings, Marshall, Reneau, Sevier, Terry, Walton, Wheeler and Mr. SpeakLove-14.

The negative voters were

Messrs. Balch, Coe, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Smith, T'urney, Warner and Yoakum---11.

And so the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY MORNING, Nov. 4, 1939. A Bill to ascertain and equalize the prison bounds throughout the State, was read a third time, and the question "sball this will pass" being thereon had, it was determined in the affirmative-ayes 18, noes 2.

The yeas and nays being demanded, the afirmative voters were

Messrs. Aiken, Anderson, Ashe, Balch, Brown, Gillespy, Hardwicke, Jones of Hickman, Jones of Lincoln, Laughlin, Marshall, Reneau. Sevier, Smith, Walton, Warner, Wheeler and Mr. Speaker Love-18.

The negative voters were
Messrs. Frey and Terry-2.

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

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

Mr:Speaker. The House of Representatives concur with the Senate's preamble and resolutions nominating Martin Van Buren and Jas. K. Polk as candidates for President and Vice President of the United States, and non-concur with your resolution making the Committees on Education and Common Schools and Federal Relations joint committees,

And then he withdrew.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the preamble and resolutions instructing our Senators and requesting our Representatives in the Congress of the United States to vote for some and against other measures therein mentioned.

And then the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY MORNING, Nov. 5, 1839. Mr. Terry presented the petition of sundry citizens of the town of Dallas and its vicinity, praying that Daniel J. Rawlings, a citizen of said town, be permitted to build a mill on a certain sluice of Tennessee river, which was read and ordered to the table.

Mr. Warner presented the petition of two hundred and twenty-six gentlemen and one hundred and thirty-seven ladies of Bedford and Marshall counties, remonstrating against the repeal of the tippling act of 1837-8, which was read, and on his motion ordered to be transmitted to the House of Representatives,

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

Mr. Speaker: The House of Representatives insist on a concurrence with so much of their resolution as proposes to go into an election of a. Register for the Mountain District to-morrow.

And then he withdrew.

Mr. Warner moved to lay the foregoing message on the table; which motion was lost.

Mr. Gillespy then moved to aniend the resolution so as to bring on the election on Thursday next, which motion was also rejected.

Mr. Smith then moved to lay it on the table until two o'clock this evening, which motion prevailed.

Mr. Yoakum introduced

A Bill requiring a distribution of the interest of the common school monies of the counties of Davidson, Rutherford and Bedford, which was

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