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Mr. Frierson offered Senate Joint Resolution No. 20, to-wit: Empowering and requiring the former State Agent in Washington City, to wind up said Agency as soon as practicable.

On motion of Mr. Frierson, the rules were suspended, and the Resolution was taken up.

Mr. Wisener offered the following amendment, to-wit: Provided, That nothing herein contained, shall be so construed to renew the salary given by the State of Tennessee; nor shall said Agent charge any person for whom he was to prosecute their claims without compensation, other than his salary. Adopted.

The Resolution was adopted, and its transmission ordered, to the House of Representatives.

Mr. Smith returned Senate Bill No. 4, to the files of the Senate. Mr. Patterson introduced Senate Bill 'No, 37, (accompanied by a petition,) to-wit: "A Bill changing the county line between the Counties of Smith and Putnam."

Passed first reading, and referred, with the petition, to the Committee on New Counties and County Lines.

Mr. Keith introduced Senate Bill No. 38, to-wit: "A Bill to change the time of holding the Circuit Courts of this State.”

Passed first reading, and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

House Bill No. 5, on Report No. 12, was taken up, on its second reading, on an amendment offered by the Committee.

Adopted; and the Bill passed.
House Bill No. 18, was taken up, on its second reading.

On motion of Mr. Smith, the Bill was amended by striking out “three thousand,” and inserting "five thousand.”

And the Bill passed.

House Bill No. 34, on Report No. 12, was taken up, on its second reading, and passed.

Senate Bill No. 34, was taken up, on its second reading, and passed.

Senate Bill No. 35, was taken up, on its second reading, and passed.

Senate Bill No. 36, was taken up, on its second reading, and passedste Bill No. 4

Senate Bill No. 4, was taken up, on its third reading.

Mr. Smith offered Senate Bill No. 39, in lieu, which was adopted in lieu, and put upon its passage; and the vote taken by ayes and noes, with the following result:

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Senators voting in the affirmative, were:

Messrs. Aldridge, Cary, Eaton, Elliott, Frierson, Fuson, Garner, Henderson, Lyle, Matthews, McCall, Norman, Patterson, Parker,

Rodgers, Smith, Underwood, Wisener, Wyatt, Wilson, and Mr. Speaker Senter—21.

Senators voting in the negative, were:
Messrs. Keith and Nelson-2.

So the Bill passed.

On motion of Mr. Frierson, the vote ordering the transmission of Senate Joint Resolution No. 20, was reconsidered.

On motion of Mr. Frierson, the vote adopting the Resolution, was reconsidered, and the Resolution taken up, and referred to the Committee on Claims.

On motion of Mr. Rodgers, the motion entered to reconsider the vote rejecting Senate Bill No. 1, was taken up, and the motion was reconsidered, and the Bill taken up.

The Bill was then put upon its passage, and the vote taken by ayes and noes, with the following result:

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Senators voting in the affirmative, were: Messrs. Carey, Eaton, Elliott, Frierson, Henderson, Matthews, McCall, Nelson, Patterson, Rodgers, Smith, Underwood, Wisener, Wyatt, and Mr. Speaker Senter-15.

Senators voting in the negative, were: Messrs. Aldridge, Fuson, Garner, Keith, Lyle, Norman, Parker, and Wilson-8.

So the Bill passed; and its transmission was ordered, to the House of Representatives.

On motion of Mr. Norman, the Committee on Internal Improvements were granted leave of absence on Saturday.

On motion of Mr. Lyle, Mr. Norman was added to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

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

FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 25, 1867.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment, Mr. Speaker Senter in
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Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Huntington.
Roll called under the rules.

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fSenators 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—2.

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

Report No. 13, from the Committee on Claims, to-wit:

Mr. Speaker:—The Committee have had under consideration, Senate Bill No. 32, and recommend its passage.

B. LYLE, Chairman,

Report No. 14, from the Committee on Claims, to-wit:

Mr. Speaker:—The Committee on Claims have had Joint Resolution No. 18, under consideration, and direct me to recommend its adoption.

B. LYLE, Chairman.

Report No. 15, from the Judiciary Committee, to-wit:

Mr. Speaker:—The Committee have had under consideration the petition of a Bill and a Communication from Smith Carney, Esq., of Rutherford County, and have instructed me to recommend the rejection of the Bill, and proposition. The law upon the particular subject of protection of real property from trespasses is deemed sufficient, and adequate to the objects sought to be attained by the Bill.

Wm. H. WISENER, SR., Chairman.

Report No. 16, from the Judiciary Committee, to-wit:

Mr. Speaker:--- The Committee have had under consideration Senate Bill No. 25, entitled “A Bill for the relief of debtors," and have instructed me to recommend its rejection.

WM. H. WISENER, SR., Chairman.

Report No. 17, from the Judiciary Committee, to-wit:

Mr. Speaker:-The Committee have had under consideration, Senate Bill No. 33, entitled “A Bill to prevent cruelty to animals," and have instructed me to report the same to the Senate without amendments, and request that the Committee be discharged from its consideration, and that it be placed on the Calendar.

Wm. H. WISENER, SR., Chairman. Report No. 18, from the Judiciary Committee, to-wit:

Mr. Speaker:—The Committee have had under consideration, Senate Bill No. 31, entitled “ An Act to compel the attendance of witnesses in certain cases,” and with an amendment of an additional section herewith presented, have instructed me to recommend its passage.

Wm. H. WISENER, SR., Chairman. Report No. 19, from the Judiciary Committee, to-wit:

Mr. Speaker:-The Committee have had under consideration, Senate Bill No. 23, and have instructed me to recommend its passage.

Wm. H. WISENER, SR., Chairman. Report No. 20, from the Judiciary Committee, to-wit:

Mr. Speaker:—The Committee have had under consideration Senate Bill No. 26, and have instructed me to recommend its passage.

WILLIAM H. WISENER, SR.,

Chairman.

Report No. 21, from the Judiciary Committee, to wit:

Mr. Speaker:—The Committee have had under consideration, House Joint Resolution No. 34, and recommend a Bill in lieu, and that said Bill pass.

Wm. H. WISENER, SR.,

Chairman.

Report No. 22, from the Judiciary Committee, to-wit:

Mr. Speaker:-The Committee have had under consideration Senate Bill No. 27, and with an amendment constituting an additional section herewith submitted, have instrncted me to recommend its passage. Wm. H. WISENER, SR, Chairman.

Report No. 23, from the Committee on Tippling and Tippling Houses, to-wit:

* Mr. Speaker:—The Committee have had under consideration Senate Bill No. 6, and have instructed me to recommend its passage, with the accompanying amendment.

S. M. HENDERSON, Chairman.

Mr. Lyle introduced Senate Bill No. 40, to-wit: “A Bill to allow the County Judge of Montgomery County to hold the Chancery Court at Clarksville.

Passed first reading, and referred to the Judiciary Committee. Mr. Eaton introduced Senate Bill No. 41, to-wit: “An Act to Incorporate the Eagle Mining Company."

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

Mr. Garner introduced Senate Bill No. 42, to-wit: “An Act to do justice by extending equal privileges to all loyal men, and to amend An Act passed February 25, 1867.”

Passed first reading, and referred to the Joint Select Committee on the Constitution.

House Bill No. 5, was taken up on its third reading.

Mr. Lyle moved a reference of the Bill to the Judiciary Committee.

Lost.

On motion of Mr. Cary, the vote adopting an additional section to the Bill as an amendment, was reconsidered.

The question was taken on the adoption of the amendment.
Mr. Cary called for the ayes and noes, with the following result:

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Senators voting in affirmative, were:

Messrs. Fuson, Henderson, Keith, Lyle, Nelson, Patterson, and Wilson--7.

Senators voting in the negative, were:

Messrs. Aldridge, Cary, Eaton, Frierson, Garner, Matthews, McCall, Norman, Parker, Rodgers, Smith, Wisener, Wyatt, and Mr. Speaker Senter-14.

So the amendment was lost.

The question then recurred on the passage of the Bill, and the vote taken by ayes and noes, with the following result:

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