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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, McCall, Wisener, Wyatt, and Mr. Speaker Senter-8.

Senators voting for Mr. Maynard, were:
Messrs. Elliott, Henderson, Matthews, and Smith—4.

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;
Whereupon,
On motion of Mr. Norman,
The Senate adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock, A. M., to-morrow.

WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 23, 1867.

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

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

Present....
Absent..

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Senators present, were:—Messrs. Aldridge, Cary, Eckel, Eaton, Elliott, Frierson, Fuson, Garner, Henderson, Keith, Lyle, Matthews, McCall, Nelson, Norman, Patterson, Parker, Rodgers, Smith, Underwood, Wisener, Wyatt, Wilson, and Mr. Speaker Senter-24.

Senator absent, was:-Mr. Cate-1.

The Speaker stated that Mr. Cate was called home, on account of sickness in his family.

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

Mr. Rodgers offered Senate Joint Resolution No. 19, to-wit: “Complimenting General George H. Thomas.”

Laid over under the rules.

Mr. Rodgers introduced Senate Bill No. 33, to-wit: "A Bill to prevent cruelty to animals.”

Passed first reading, and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Mr. Lyle introduced Senate Bill No. 34, to-wit: “An Act to Incorporate the Clarksville Middle Bridg Company."

Passed first reading. Mr. Nelson introduced Senate Bill No. 35, to-wit: "A Bill to Charter a Bank of Discount and Deposit at Morristown, Tennessee.

Passed first reading.

Mr. Nelson introduced Senate Bill No. 36, to-wit: “A Bill to amend the Charter of the Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio Railroad Company."

Passed first reading.

On motion of Mr. Elliott, Mr. Eckel was granted ten days' leave of absence commencing from to-morrow.

House Joint Resolution No. 41, was taken up on House Message No. 8, to-wit: “Directing the payment of Murphy and Grayson, contestants from the County of Johnson, for a seat in the House of Representatives.'

Concurred in.

House Bill No. 5, on House Message No. 8, was taken up on its first reading, to-wit: “A Bill to inflict penalties upon common carriers and their agents, for violations of law in making unjust and illegal distinctions based on color, race and previous conditions."

Passed.

House Bill No. 29, on House Message No. 8, was taken up on its first reading, to-wit: “An Act authorizing F. M. Narimore and John Grier to construct a Turnpike Road in Cumberland County.”

Passed; and referred, with Senate Bill No. 22, to the Committee on Public Roads.

House Bill No. 34, on House Message No. 8, was taken up on its first reading, to-wit: “An Act to amend An Act Incorporating the Town of New Middleton, in the County of Smith, passed May 25, 1866.

Passed; and referred to the Committee on Incorporations.

House Bill No. 18, on House Message No. 8, was taken up on its first reading, to-wit: “An Act to amend An Act passed March 9th, 1867, creating the Municipal Court of Memphis.”

Passed.
Mr. Norman was called to the Chair.
Senate Bill No. 5, was taken up on its third reading.

Passed; and its transmission ordered to the House of Representives.

Senate Bill No. 10, was taken up on its third reading.

Passed; and its transmission ordered to the House of Representatives.

Senate Bill No. 13, was taken up on its third reading.

On motion of Mr. Smith, the name of George Bolivar was stricken out of the Bill.

Mr. Cary moved to take up the Bill by Sections.
Lost; and the Bill passed.

On motion of Mr. Senter, House Joint Resolution No. 41, was ordered to be transmitted to the House of Representatives.

Senate Bill No. 21, was taken up on its third reading; and passed.

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.
House Message No. 8, to-wit:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

October 23, 1867. Mr. Speaker:-I am directed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate, that the House has passed House Bills Nos. 5, 18, 29, and 34; also adopted House Joint Resolution No. 41, herewith transmitted for the action of the Senate; also concurred in Senate Joint Resolutions Nos. 4, 5, and 15, herewith returned.

GEORGE EDGAR GRISHAM,

P. C. of the H. of R. The Speaker announced that the time had arrived to meet the House of Representatives in Convention, to elect a United States Senator, in accordance with An Act of Congress, passed July 25, 1866, and in pursuance of a Joint Resolution adopted by both Houses of the General Assembly. Whereupon,

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

IN CONVENTION.

The Speaker of the Senate took the Chair, and announced that the business for which the Convention had assembled was to compare the vote taken on yesterday for United States Senator, and if no candidate had received a majority of all the votes cast in both Houses, the Convention would proceed to the election.

The Journals of each House was then read by their Principal Clerks.

The President then announced that no candidate had received a majority of all the votes cast, and nominations were in order. Whereupon,

Mr. Bean, of the House, nominated Hon. William G. Brownlow, of the County of Knox,

Mr. Fuson, of the Senate, nominated Hon. William B. Stokes, of the County of DeKalb.

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

Brownlow,---
Stokes,--

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Senators voting for Mr. Brownlow, were:

Messrs. Cary, Eckel, Eaton, Elliott, Frierson, Henderson, Lyle, Matthews, Rodgers, Wisener, Wyatt, and Mr. Speaker Senter-12.

Senators voting for Mr. Stokes, were:

Messrs. Aldridge, Fuson, Garner, Keith, McCall, Nelson, Norman, Patterson, Parker, Smith, Underwood, and Wilson--12.

The vote on the part of the House of Representatives was as follows: Brownlow,

---51 Stokes,

.-27 Walker,-

1 The President announced that Hon. William G. Brownlow, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly and constitutionally elected United States Senator for six years from the 4th of March, 1869, to succeed the Hon. David T. Patterson, the present incumbent, whose time expires on that day.

On motion of Senator Keith, the election was declared by the Convention, unanimous.

The Presideut announced that the business for which the Contion had assembled, was concluded; whereupon

The Senate retired to the Senate Chamber, and was there called to order.

Mr. Speaker Senter in the Chair.
On motion of Mr. Garner,
The Senate adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock, A. M., to-morrow.

THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 24, 1867.

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

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

-.23 Absent,--

2 Senators present, were: Messrs. Aldridge, Carey, Eaton, Elliott, Frierson, Fuson, Garner, Henderson, Keith, Lyle, Matthews, McCall, Nelson, Norman, Patterson, Parker, Rodgers, Smith, Underwood, Wisener, Wyatt, Wilson, and Mr. Speaker Senter—23.

Senators absent, were: Messrs. Cate and Eckel.

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

Report No. 12, from the Committee on Incorporations:

Mr. Speaker: The Committee to whom was referred House Bill No. 34, have had the same under consideration, and have instructed me to recommend its passage; also, House Bill No. 5, and instruct me to offer the following amendment to the Bill: Provided, That nothing in this Act shall be so construed as to forbid said common carriers setting apart, as heretofore, special accommodations for ladies; and with this amendment, that the All of which is respectfully submitted.

W. A. GARNER, Chairman.

Bill pass.

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