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Mr. Cate presented Communication No. 1, presenting the certificate of election of the Hon. James R. McCall, Senator elect from the Counties of Madison, Haywood, Lauderdale, and Tipton.

Mr. McCall came forward, and the oath of office was duly administered to him by Hon. R. R. Butler, Judge of the First Ju. dicial Circuit.

On motion of Mr. Nelson,
The Senate took a recess for one hour.

The Senate was called to order by the Speaker at the expiration of the recess, 101 o'clock, A. M.

On motion of Mr. Aldridge,
The Senate adjourned to meet at 2 o'clock, P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Mr. Speaker Senter in the Chair.

On motion of Mr. Smith, the Senate adjourned to meet at 9 o'clock A. M., to-morrow.

WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 9, 1867.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Mr. Speaker Senter in the Chair.

Roll called under the rule. Present. -------------------------------21

...21 Absent..

------------------------------------ 4 Senators present, were: Messrs. Aldridge, Cate, Eckel, Eaton, Elliott, Frierson, Garner, Henderson, Keith, Lyle, Matthews, McCall, Nelson, Patterson, Parker, Rodgers, Underwood, Wise ner, Wyatt, Wilson, and Mr. Speaker Senter—21.

Senators absent, were: Messrs. Cary, Fuson, Norman, and Smith-4.

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The Speaker announced a quorum present, and the minutes of yesterday were read and approved.

The Speaker announced the Standing Committees, which are as follows:

Elections—Nelson, Aldridge, Patterson, Wyatt, and Fuson.

Finance, Ways and Means-Norman, Cary, Eckel, Smith, and Cate.

ClaimsLyle, Frierson, Keith, Matthews, and Wilson.

Education and Common SchoolsCary, Henderson, Wyatt, Elliott, Wisener Eckel and Fuson.

Judiciary_Wisener, Cary, Smith, Rodgers, and Nelson.

Internal Improvements—Rodgers, Lyle, Keith, Eaton, and Patterson

Military-Smith, Cate, Garner, Keith, Eaton and Nelson.

New Counties and County Lines—Keith, Underwood, Wilson, Parker, and McCall.

Penitentiary_Elliott, Smith, Frierson, Eaton, and Nelson.
BanksEckel, Elliott, Norman, Wisener, and Frierson.

Federal RelationsFrierson, Lyle, Aldridge, Matthews, and Wilson.

Public Roads—Wyatt, Patterson, Henderson, Parker, and McCall.

Enrolled BillsCate, McCall, Fuson, Elliott, and Matthews.

Lunatic Asylum-Fuson, Eaton, Wyatt, McCall, Underwood, and Norman.

Tippling and Tippling Houses-- Henderson, Aldridge, Patterson, Parker and Garner.

Agriculture and Manufactures--Patterson, Rodgers, Henderson, Norman, and Keitb.

Public Grounds and BuildingsEaton, Cary, Garner, Lyle, and Elliott.

Incorporations—Garner, Aldridge, Wilson, Underwood, and Smith.

On motion of Mr. Smith, one hundred copies of the Standing Committees was ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Norman asked to be relieved from serving with the Finance Committee, which request was not granted. House Message No. 1, to-wit:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

October 9, 1867. Mr. Speaker:~I am directed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House is now organized and ready for the transaction of business.

GEO. EDGAR GRISHAM,

P. C. of the H. of R.

Mr. Cate offered Senate Joint Resolution No. 1, to wit:

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring,) That the Senate will meet the House, in the Hall of Representatives, at 103 A. M., to-day, to compare the vote for Governor, and perform the inauguration ceremonies, at such time as will suit His Excellency.

On motion, the rules were suspended, and the resolution was

taken up:

Mr. Wisener moved to amend the Resolution by fixing Thursday next.

Withdrawn; and the Resolution was adopted, and its immediate transmission was ordered, to the House of Representatives.

Mr. Nelson offered Senate Joint Resolution No. 2, to-wit:

Resolved, That the Speaker of the Senate appoint a Special Joint Committee of three, to act in conjunction with such as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, to wait upon His Excellency Gov. W. G. Brownlow, and inform him that the two Houses of the General Assembly have organized, and are now ready to receive any communication that he may have to submit for consideration.

On motion, the rules were suspended, and the Resolution adopted, and its transmission ordered, to the House of Representatives.

The Committee appointed by the Speaker, were: Nelson, Norman, and Wisener.

Mr. Smith offered Senate Resolution No. 3, to-wit:

Resolved, That the members and officers of the Senate select each, three daily papers of this city, and no more, and that the same be paid for out of the State Treasury.

On motion, the rules were suspended, and the Resolution was

taken up.

Mr. Fuson moved to amend by striking out “this city,” which was carried; and the Resolution was,

Adopted.

Mr. Wisener introduced Senate Bill No. 1, to-wit: entitled “An' Act to amend the law of evidence in action of ejectment."

Passed first reading, and referred to the Judiciary Committee. House Message No. 2, to-wit:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

October 9, 1867. Mr. Speaker:-I am directed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has adopted House Joint Resolution No. 1, herewith transmitted, for the action of the Senate.

GEO. EDGAR GRISHAM,

P. C. of the H. of R.

Mr. Rodgers introduced Senate Bill No. 2, to wit: “A Bill to secure the laborer his just reward for work, and labor done."

Passed first reading, and referred to the Judiciary Committee. Mr. Rodgers offered Senate Resolution No. 4, to wit:

Resolved, That the Comptroller issue his warrant to the Principal Doorkeeper to purchase two hundred and fifty dollars' worth of postage stamps, for the use of the Members and Officers of the Senate, and that the same be incorporated in the General Appropriation Bill at the close of the Session.

On motion of Mr. Rodgers, the rules were suspended, and the resolution taken up.

On motion of Mr. Frierson, the Resolution was amended, by striking out “two hundred and fifty," and inserting three hundred.

The Resolution was adopted.
Mr. Henderson offered Senate Resolution No. 5, to wit:

Resolved, That the Speaker of the Senatebe, and he is hereby authorized and requested, to invite such Ministers of the Gospel as he may select, to daily supplicate at a Throne of Grace, for wisdom and righteousness to guide our acts for the well being of our State and nation, and the preservation of our free institutions, and harmony, happiness, and prosperity of the American people.

On motion of Mr. Elliott, the rules were suspended, and the Resolution taken up, and adopted.

House Joint Resolution No. 1, was taken up on House Message No. 2, to wit:

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the two Houses meet in the Representative Hall, on Wednesday, the 9th inst., at 10 o'clock, A. M., for the purpose of comparing the vote cast in the election held on the first Thursday of August, 1867, in the State of Tennessee.

On motion of Mr. Elliott, the Resolution was concurred in.
Executive Message No. 1, to wit:
STATE OF TENNESSEE, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

Nashville, October 9th, 1867. Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives:

I have the honor to inform your honorable body, that as soon as the session of the Joint Convention to count the votes for Governor, shall have terminated, I will communicate with you.

W. G. BROWNLOW.

On motion of Mr. Cate, the Senate took a recess to meet the House of Representatives in the Representative Hall in Convention, to count the votes cast for Governor.

The Senate then proceeded in a body, to the Hall of the House of Representatives.

IN CONVENTION.

and Emerson of whicorted the whole

The Convention was called to order by the Speaker of the Senate, and the Resolution calling the House together in Convention was read by the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Smith, Senator from Shelby, moved that a Committee of two be appointed on the part of the Senate, and one on the part of the House of Representatives, to count the vote cast for Governor.

Mr. Nelson, Senator from Washington, moved to amend, by inserting “one” on the part of the Senate, and “two” on the part of the House of Representatives.

The amendment was accepted, and the inotion carried.

Messrs. Bean and Doughty were appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, and Mr. Smith, Senator from Shelby, on the part of the Senate. The Committee reported the whole number of votes cast to be

- , of which William G. Brownlow receivedand Emerson Etheridge received 5, showing a majority of the votes cast, in favor of William G. Brownlow, to be —

The President announced that William G. Brownlow, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly and constitutionally elected Governor of the State of Tennessee, for the constitutional term of two years.

The business for which the Convention assembled having been concluded, the Senate retired to their Chamber, and was called to order. Mr. Speaker Senter, in the Chair. House Message No. 3, to wit:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Dec. 9th, 1867. Mr. Speaker:-I am directed by the House of Representatives, to inform the Senate that the House has adopted House Joint Resolution No. 7, herewith transmitted, and ask the concurrence of the Senate in the same.

GEORGE EDGAR GRISHAM,

P. C. of the H. of R. Mr. Cate offered Senate Joint Resolution No. 3, to wit:

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