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Mr. Smith called for the ayes and noes, with the following result:

Ayes,

..18 Noes,

4 Senators voting in the affirmative, were:

Messrs. Cate, Elliott, Frierson, Garner, Keith, Lindsley, Matthews, McCall, Nelson, Norman, Patterson, Parker, Smith, Underwood, Wisener, Wyatt, Wilson, and Mr. Speaker Senter-18.

Senators voting in the negative, were:
Messrs. Eckel, Fuson, Henderson, and Rodgers—4.
So the amendment was adopted.

The question was then taken on a concurrence in the amendment, as amended.

Mr. Lindsley called for the ayes and noes, with the following result:

Ayes,

..12 - 9

Noes,

Senators voting in the affirmative, were:

Messrs. Eckel, Frierson, Fuson, Henderson, Keith, Matthews, Parker, Rodgers Smith, Underwood, Wyatt and Mr. Speaker Senter-9.

Senators voting in the negative, were:

Messrs. Cate, Elliott, Garner, Lindsley, Nelson, Norman, Patterson, Wisener, and Wilson-9.

So the amendment was concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Smith, amendment No. 3, was non-concurred in.

Amendment No. 4, was concurred in, and the Bill ordered to be transmitted to the House of Representatives.

Report No. 240, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, to-wit:

Mr. Speaker:—The committee have examined Senate Joint Resolutions Nos. 82, 84, and 85, and Senate Bill No. 265, and find them correctly enrolled.

A. M, CATE, Chairman.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned, to meet at 9 o'clock, A. M., to-morrow.

SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 14, 1868.

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

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Huntington.
Roll called under the rules.

All the members being present, and answering to their names, the minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

House Message No. 205, to-wit:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

March 14, 1868. Mr. Speaker:~I am directed by the House of Representatives to return herewith, Senate Bill No. 114, Senate amendment to House amendment, concurred in; and Senate Bills, Nos. 60, 203, 237, 192, and 176, amended and passed; Senate Bill No. 207, action of the Senate confirmed; and House Bill No. 350, Senate Senate amendment non-concurred in.

GEO. EDGAR GRISHAM,

P. C. of the H. of R.

Report No. 242, from the Committee on Railroad Sinking Fund;

Mr. Speaker:-The Joint Committee on Sinking Fund, and the Joint Committee to investigate into the accounts of Receivers of railroads, of which two committees the undersigned are chairmen, have prosecuted steadily their investigations into the voluminous accounts, papers, and testimony relating to the subjects referred to them, involving many hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The committee have been unable to make up their report, and submit it at this time, or before the adjournment of the Legislature, notwithstanding they have used every proper energy to bring their labors to a conclusion. The Receiver of the Memphis, Clarksville & Louisville Railroad, have only been able, at this moment, to present his accounts and books for the investigation or the Committee, and the reports of the Rogersville & Jefferson Road, are not yet presented. Two railroads havo not yet been able to make up their sinking fund account. In view of the fact, that, at this session of the Legislature, a Board of Finance have been established, whose duties and powers, with regard to the in

terests of the State, as it is connected with the railroads, are such as were imposed upon your committee, and to which your committee would respectfully ask to turn over all their papers, and that they be relieved from further consideration of the subject for which the committee were raised. Respectfully,

W. Y. ELLIOTT,
Chairman of the Committee on Railroad Accounts.

B. LYLE,
Chairman of Committee on Sinking Fund.

Mr. Elliott offered Senate Joint Resolution No.
The rules were suspended, and the Resolution taken up.

Adopted; and its immediate transmission ordered to the House of Representatives.

Report No. 243, from the Committee on Military Affairs;

Mr. Speaker:— The Committee on Militay Affairs have had under consideration, House Bill No. 505; and, after careful consideration, have instructed me to report it for rejection. Respectfully,

W. J. SMITH, Chairman. House Bill No. 399, was taken up on Senate amendment, authorizing the employment of a clerk to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, non-concurred in by the House of Representatives.

On motion of Mr. Elliott, the Senate receded from the amendment.

House Bill No. 185, was taken up on Senate amendment No. 3, non-concurred in by the House.

Mr. Matthews moved that the Senate recede from said amendment.

Mr. Wisener called for the ayes and noes, with the following result:

Ayes,.....
Noes,

.12

8

Senators voting in the affirmative, were:

Messrs. Cate, Eckel, Eaton, Frierson, Keith, Lyle, Matthews, Patterson, Rodgers, Underwood, Wyatt, and Mr. Speaker Senter-12.

Senators voting in the negative, were:

Messrs. Elliott, Fuson, Henderson, Lindsley, McCall, Norman, Smith and Wisener-8.

Senate Bill No. 169, was taken up on House amendment.

Mr. Lindsley offered the following amendment, to-wit: Strike out all of House amendment, except that portion relative to assessment of taxes.

Adopted.

M. Lindsley offered the following amendment, to-wit: Strike out sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 15, and insert the following:

SEC. — Be it further enacted, That all property and estate, real personal, or mixed, situated or belonging in said city, which is subject to State taxes, shall be assessed and listed for taxation thereon, at the fair and full worth and market value and price of the same. Strike out, in seventh line, section 3, all after the word "separately.” Strike out, in line 4, after the word "list,” the words "in valuation.” In line 9, section 13, strike out the word "two," and insert the word ten. In section 16, 3d line, strike out “October,” and insert January. In 4th line, strike out the word “fall,” and insert the word January. Strike out section 16, and insert the following:

SEC. — Be it further enacted, That no memher of either House of the City Council, shall be eligible to any office within the gift of the City Council, during the time for which he may have been elected.

SEC. — Be it further enacted, That nothing in this Act, shall, in any manner, impair any proceeding already had, to subject real and personal property, within said city, to sale, for non-payment of taxes; and all proceedings in that behalf, heretofore made, under the laws and ordinances of said corporation, are hereby declared legal and valid.

SEC. — Be it further enacted, That judges and clerks of all elections held under the charter of said city, shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Registration for Davidson County, who is authorized to install into office, all persons elected, in case the municipal officers fail or refuse to do so.

Adopted.
And the first amendment, as amended, was concurred in.
Mr. Lyle offered the following amendment, No. 2, to-wit:

Sec. — Be it further enacted, That the 12th and 16th sections of An Act, entitled "An Act to create a Board of County Commissioners for Madison County," passed March 12, 1868, are hereby repealed; and that the Act take effect from and after its passage. Adopted; and the amendment concurred in.

Amendments Nos. 34 and 35, were taken up separately, and concurred in.

House Bill No. 375, was taken up on House amendment to Senate amendment, and the amendment concurred in.

House Bill No. 350, was taken up on Senate amendment, non. concurred in by the House.

Mr. Lyle moved to recede from said amendment.

Mr. Wisener called for the ayes and noes, with the following result:

Ayes, -
Noes,-

6 12

Senators voting in the affirmative, were:
Messrs. Eckel, Frierson, Garner, Keith, Lyle and Patterson—6.

Senators voting in the negative, were:

Messrs. Elliott, Fuson, Henderson, Lindsley, Norman, Parker, Rodgers, Smith, Wisener, Wyatt, Wilson and Mr. Speaker Senter-12.

So the motion to recede, lost.
Mr. Norman offered Senate Joint Resolution No. 66.
The rules were suspended, and the Resolution taken up.
The question was taken on the adoption of the Resolution.

The Speaker ordered the ayes and noes, with the following result:

Ayes,Noes,

..14

6

Senators voting in the affirmative, were:

Messrs. Elliott, Fuson, Garner, Keith, Lindsley, Lyle, McCall, Norman, Patterson, Parker, Rodgers, Underwood, Wyatt and Wilson-14.

Senators voting in the negative, were:

Messrs. Cate, Eckel, Frierson, Henderson, Smith, and Mr. Speaker Senter-6.

So the Resolution was adopted; and its immediate transmission to the House, ordered.

House Bill No. 62, was taken up on Senate amendment nonconcurred in by the House of Representatives.

On motion, the Senate receded from said amendment.

Senate Bill No. 237, was taken up on House amendment, and said amendment concurred in.

House Bill No. 518, was taken up on its third reading, and vote taken by ayes and noes, on its passage, with the following result:

Ayes, --
Noes,

18 ....

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