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ner, Henderson, Keith, Lyle, Matthews, McCall, Norman, Patterson, Parker, Smith, Underwood, Wyatt, Wilson, and Mr. Speaker Senter-20.

The Bill passed, and its transmission ordered to the House of Representatives.

The Congressional Committee on Railroads, was announced by Mr. Wisener, Chairman, on the part of the Senate, and was invited within the bar of the Senate, by the Speaker. Whereupon,

Mr. Cary moved a recess for half an hour, to give Senators an opportunity to be personally presented to the Committee.

Carried.

At the expiration of the recess, the Senate was called to order; and on motion,

Adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock, A. M., to morrow.

THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 31, 1867.

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

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

Present,--

.......21 -------- 4

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Absent,---

Senators present, were: Messrs. Aldridge, Cary, Eaton, Elliott, Frierson, Fuson, Garner, Henderson, Keith, Lyle, Matthews, McCall,' Nelson, Norman, Parker, Rodgers, Smith, Wisener, Wyatt, Wilson, and Mr. Speaker Senter-21.

Senators absent, were: Messrs. Cate Eckel, Patterson, and Underwood—4.

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

Mr. Elliott introduced Senate Bill No. 50, accompanied by a petition, to-wit: “A Bill for the benefit of James Ogelvie.”

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

Mr. Nelson introduced Senate Bill No. 51, to-wit: “An Act to Incorporate the Jonesboro' and Flagpond Turnpike Company, and for other purposes."

Passed first reading.

Mr. Rodgers offered Senate Joint Resolution No. 21, to-wit: To secure indemnity to loyal citizens et al.

Laid over under the rules.

Mr. Rodgers offered Senate Joint Resolution No. 22, to-wit: “Calling for the Poll Books of the State.”

Laid over under the rules.
Senate Resolution No. 9, was taken up, and adopted.

House Bill No. 20, was taken up on its third reading, and passed.

House Bill No. 21, was taken up on its third reading, and passed. Mr. Frierson was called to the Chair.

House Bill No. 28, was taken up on its third reading, and passed over for the present.

House Bill No. 35, was taken up on its third reading, and passed.

House Bill No. 29, on Report No. 29, was taken up on its second reading, on amendment offered by the Committee.

On motion of Mr. Keith, the Report was non-concurred in. Mr. Smith offered the following amendment, to-wit:

SEC. 4. Be it further enacted, That Section 22, of An Act passed December 15th, 1866, entitled “An Act to Incorporate the Memphis Dry Dock Company, and for other purposes,” be amended so as to read and the entire levee and bridges within two years from the passage of this Act.”

Adopted; and the Bill passed.

House Bill No. 45, on Report No. 26, was taken up on its second reading, and passed.

House Bill No. 46, was taken up on its second reading, on amendments offered by Mr. Rodgers, to-wit:

SEO. 4. Be it further enacted, That the place for comparing the polls for the 14th Senatorial District, shall be at McMinnville, in the County of Warren, and that the polls for the floating District for Representative for the Counties of Van Buren, Grundy, and Coffee, shall also be compared at McMinoville, in the County of Warren.

Adopted; and the Bill passed.
House Message No. 11, to-wit:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

October 31st, 1867. Mr. Speaker:~I am directed by the House of Representatives, to transmit to the Senate House Bills Nos. 6, 71, 67, 80, 78, 26, 16, and 62, passed; for the action of the Senate; also House Joint Resolutions Nos. 51, 35, 28, 60, and 61, for the concurrence of the Senate; also transmit House Joint Resolutions Nos. 4, 38, and 4), for the signature of the Speaker of the Senate; also return Senate Joint Resolutions Nos. 2, 4, 5, 8, 14, and 15, and Senate Bills Nos. 7, 9, and 11, signed.

The Committee on the part of the House, on House Joint Resolution No. 6. are: Messrs. Bosson, Roach, Ryder, Prosser, Doughty, and Brown. GEORGE EDGAR GRISHAM,

P. C. of the H. of R.

House Joint Resolution No. 61, was taken up on House Message No. 11, to-wit: “Directing the Comptroller to audit and issue his warrant to the witnesses in the contested election of Madison County."

The question was taken on a concurrence in the Resolution and, the vote taken by ayes and noes, with the following result:

Ayes, ---------

-----------------------------16 Noes,------------------- -------................. 4

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Senators voting in the affirmative, were:

Messrs. Aldridge, Cary, Eaton, Frierson, Gårner, Henderson, Lyle, Matthews, McCall, Norman, Parker, Smith, Underwood, Wyatt, Wilson, and Mr. Speaker Senter-16.

Senators voting in the negative, were:
Messrs. Elliott, Nelson, Rodgers, and Wisener-4.
So the Resolution was concurred in.

House Joint Resolution No. 35, was taken up on House Message No. 11, to-wit: “Soliciting aid from the General Government to open up the Tennessee River to navigation."

The question was taken on a concurrence in the Resolution, and a division called for, which was carried in the negative, and the Resolution was non-concurred in.

Mr. Senter entered a motion to reconsider the vote nonconcurring in House Joint Resolution No. 35.

House Joint Resolution No. 28, was taken up on Hessage No. 11, to-wit: “Raising a Joint Committee to confer with the Congressional Committee in regard to getting Congress to take some action upon the claims of loyal citizens of Tennessee.”

Passed over informally.

House Joint Resolution No. 57, was taken up on House Message No. 11, to-wit: “Raising a Joint Committee to take into consideration that part of the Governor's Message relating to a Governor's Mansion.”

The blank was filled, and the Resolution concurred in.

The Committee on the part of the Senate, on said Resolution were: Messrs. Cary, and Smith.

House Joint Resolution No. 50, was taken up on House Message No. 10.

Laid over until to-morrow.

House Joint Resolution No. 56, was taken up on House Message No. 10, to-wit; “Directing the Treasurer to pay William J. Hurt, Rrepresentative from Henry County, the amount of his mileage and per diem, as a Member, up to the present time.”

Concurred in. A Communication from the Comptroller, was received and read. House Bill No. 6, on House Message No. 11, was taken up on its first reading, to-wit; “A Bill to establish a Board of Commissioners for the County of Sumner."

Passed; and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

On motion of Mr. Matthews, the rules were suspended, and Senate Bill No. 16, on Report No. 30, was taken up on its second reading on amendment offered by the Committee.

Adopted; and the Bill passed over until to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Rodgers, Mr. Nelson was added to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. Cary, moved a suspension of the rules, to take up Senate Bills on their second reading.

Lost.

On motion of Mr. Parker, Mr. Rodgers was granted leave of absence from to-morrow until Tuesday next.

The Committee appointed on the Constitution, were; Messrs. Wisener, Cary, and Garner. On motion of Mr. Cary, The Senate adjourned to meet at 9 o'clock, A. M., to-morrow.

FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 1, 1867.

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

Roll called under the rules.
Present,
Absent,...

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Senators present, were: Messrs. Aldridge, Cary, Eaton, Elliott, Frierson, Fuson, Garner, Henderson, Keith, Lyle, Matthews, McCall, Nelson, Norman, Parker, Smith, Underwood, Wisener, Wyatt, Wilson, and Mr. Speaker Senter—21.

Senators absent, were; Messrs. Cate, Eckel, Patterson, and Rodgers-4.

on the speakers were recorda que

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

The Speaker announced that the Comptroller's Report was now on the Clerk's desk, and officially before the Senate for action. Whereupon,

Mr. Wisener moved to print two thousand copies in English, and five hundred in German, of said Report.

Carried.

On motion of Mr. Smith, the rules were suspended, and the vote concurring in House Joint Resolution No. 61, was reconsidered, and the Resolution taken up. Whereupon,

Mr. Smith offered the following amendment, to-wit; “Add at the rate of two dollars per day, and eight dollars per hundred miles traveled in direct line.”

Adopted.

The vote was then taken by åyes and noes, on a concurrence in the Resolution, with the following result:

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Ayes,--------------------------------------------13

8

Noes,-------

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Senators voting in the affirmative, were;

Messrs. Aldridge, Frierson, Garner, Lyle, Matthews, McCall, Norman, Parker, Smith, Underwood, Wyatt, Wilson, and Mr. Speaker Senter-13.

Senators voting in the negative, were:

Messrs. Cary, Eaton, Elliott, Fuson, Henderson, Keith, Nelson, and Wisener-8.

So the Resolution as amended, was concurred in, and its transmission ordered to the House of Representatives.

A communication was received and read, praying the Legislature to assign the colored citizens of Tennessee the grant of land donated by the United States Government to the State of Tennessee for an Agricultural College.

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