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An invitation from the Williamson County Agricultural Fair, was received, and read.

On motion of Mr. Aldridge, the invitation was accepted.
Report No. 11, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, to-wit:

Mr. Speaker:—The Committee have examined Senate Joint Resolutions Nos. 23 and 8, and find them correctly engrossed; also, Senate Joint Resolutions Nos. 9, 11, 13, 14 and 15, and find them correctly enrolled; also, Senate Bills Nos. 2, 7, 9 and 11, and find them correctly enrolled.

A. M. CATE, Chairman.

On motion of Mr. Lyle,

The Senate adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock, A. M., Monday next.

MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21, 1867.

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

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

Present..
Absent...

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Senators present, were: Messrs. Aldridge, Cate, Cary, Eckel, Elliott, Frierson, Fuson, Garner, Henderson, Keith, Lyle, McCall, Nelson, Norman, Patterson, Smith, Underwood, Wyatt, Wilson, and Mr. Speaker Senter-20.

Senators absent, were: Messrs. Eaton, Matthews, Parker, Rodgers, and Wisener-5.

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

Mr. Elliott entered a motion to reconsider the vote concurring in the report of the Judiciary Committee, on Senate Bill No. 15.

Senate Bill No. 5, on Report No. 8, was taken up, on its second reading, and passed.

Senate Bill No. 10, was taken up on its second reading, and an amendment offered by the Committee on Incorporations, recommending the striking out of the second section.

The question was taken up, on the adoption of the amendment, and Mr. Cate called the ages and noes, with the following result:

Ayes,

Noes,-

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Senators voting in the affirmative, were:
Messrs. Aldridge and Garner-2.

Senators voting in the negative, were:

Messrs. Cate, Cary, Eckel, Elliott, Frierson, Fuson, Henderson, Keith, Lyle, McCall, Nelson, Norman, Patterson, Smith, Underwood, Wyatt, Wilson and Mr. Speaker Senter-18.

So the amendment was lost, and the Bill passed its second reading

Senate Bill No. 13, on Report No. 9, was taken up on its second reading, on the amendment offered by the Committee, to-wit: Amend Sec. 2, by striking out the words, “ten hundred shares," and insert "five thousand dollars;" and strike out the words, “subscribed,” and “the sum of one dollar per share;" also in section third, strike out all that follows the words, "and shall pay to the State," and insert “such tax as muy be imposed on similar institutions by law;" and strike out sections 6 and 8 entirely.

Adopted; and the Bill passed.

Senate Bill No. 21, on Report No. 8, was taken up, on its second reading, and passed.

Senate Bill No. 22, on Report No. 10, was taken up, on its second reading, and passed over informally.

Sepate Bill No. 26, was taken up on its second reading.
Passed; and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Senate Bill No. 27, was taken up on its second reading; passed, and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Senate Bill No. 28, was taken up on its second reading, and passed over informally,

Senate Bill No. 18, was taken up on its third reading, and passed.

On motion of Mr. Patterson, the Assistant Doorkeeper was granted leave of absence for seven days.

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

TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 22, 1867.

The 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, the minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

Mr. Elliott presented a Memorial from the citizens of Williamson County, Tennessee, praying the General Assembly to pass a special law to pay the account against the estate of Frank Casey, deceased.

Read, and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Mr. Lyle offered Senate Joint Resolution No. 17, to-wit: “Raising a Joint Committee on Senate Bill No. 14.”

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

Messrs. Lyle, McCall, Keith, Aldridge, and Cary, were appointed on the part of the Senate, on said Committee.

Mr. Eaton introduced Senate Bill No. 31, to-wit: entitled "An Act to compel the attendance of witnesses in certain cases.

Passed first reading, and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Mr. Smith offered Senate Joint Resolution No. 18, to-wit: “Directing the Comptroller, to pay four hundred dollars to the reporter of the Frazier impeachment trial.”

Mr. Smith moved a suspension of the rules, to take up the Resolution.

Lost.

On motion of Mr. Smith, the vote refusing to suspend the rules was reconsidered, and the motion carried; and the Resolution was accordingly taken up, and referred to the Committee on Claims.

House Bill No. 45, on House Message No. 7, was taken up on its first reading, to-wit: entitled “A Bill for the benefit of the Mississippi River Railroad Company."

Passed; and referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Senate Bill No. 22, was taken up on its second reading, and passed over informally.

Senate Bill No. 28, was taken up on its second reading.

Mr. Garner offered the following amendment, to-wit: “An Act to amend An Act constituting the Fifth Chancery Division of the State of Tennessee."

Adopted; and the Bill passed, and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

On motion of Mr. Smith, the regular order of business was suspended.

Mr. Smith introduced Senate Bill No. 32, to-wit: entitled "An Act to pay services of a Band at the first meeting of the Legislature.”

Passed first reading, and referred to the Committee on Claims.

House Message No. 7, to-wit:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

October 22, 1867. Mr. Speaker:---I am directed by the House, to transmit herewith, House Bill No. 45, passed; also Senate Bill No. 11, adopted in lieu of House Bill No. 8, and passed; also Senate Joint Resolution No. 14, concurred in.

GEO. EDGAR GRISHAM,

P. C. of the H. of R.

Report No. 12, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, to-wit:

Mr. Speaker: The Committee have examined Senate Joint Resolution No. 17, and find it correctly enrolled.

A. M. CATE, Chairman.

On motion of Mr. Elliott, the Senate took a recess until 12 o'clock, M.

The Senate was called to order at the expiration of the recess.

The Speaker stated, that, in accordance with An Act of Congress passed July 25, 1866, and in pursuance of a Joint Resolution of both Houses, the Senate would now go into an election for United States Senator. Whereupon,

Mr. Cate nominated Hon. W. B. Stokes.
Mr. Eaton nominated Hon. W. G. Brownlow.
Mr. Elliott nominated Hon. Horace Maynard.
Mr. Norman nominated Hon. A. J. Fletcher.
Mr. Nelson nominated General Joseph A. Cooper.

There being no further nominations, the Senate proceeded to ballot, with the following result:

Stokes,-Brownlow, Maynard,---Fletcher, Cooper,

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Senators voting for Mr. Stokes, were:

Messrs. Aldridge, Cate, Frierson, Fuson, Garner, Keith, Patterson, Parker, Rodgers, and Wilson-10.

Senators voting for Mr. Brownlow, were:

Messrs. Cary, Eckel, Lyle, Wisener, Wyatt, and Mr. Speaker Senter-6.

Senators voting for Mr. Maynard, were:

Messrs. Eaton, Elliott, Henderson, Matthews, McCall, and Smith-6.

Senators voting for Mr. Fletcher, were:
Messrs. Norman, and Underwood-2.

Senator voting for Mr. Cooper, was:
Mr. Nelson-1.

No candidate having received a majority of all the votes cast, the Senate proceeded to ballot the second time, with the following result:

Stokes,
Brownlow,
Maynard,
Fletcher,
Cooper,-

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Senators voting for Mr. Stokes, were:

Messrs. Aldridge, Cate, Frierson, Fuson, Garner, Keith, Patterson, Parker, Rodgers, and Wilson-10.

Senators voting for Mr. Brownlow, were:

Messrs. Cary, Eckel, Eaton, Lyle, Wisener, Wyatt, and Mr. Speaker Senter—7.

Senators voting for Mr. Maynard, were:
Messrs. Elliott, Henderson, Matthews, McCall, and Smith-5.

Senators voting for Mr. Fletcher, were:
Messrs. Norman, and Underwood-2.

Senator voting for Mr. Cooper, was:
Mr. Nelson-1.

No candidate having received a majority of all the votes cast, the Senate proceeded to ballot a third time, with the following result:

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