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timp; hare been conducted with distinguished ability, and the commille's houve no hesitationen in saying that they are entitled 10 the confidence of the public.
Since the period las sed, required by law, for the Banks of this Territory 10 make their mal statements to the execile live, to be liv lim subrilied to the Legislalive Council, iwo new Banking instilations have concuced operations, (viz :) the Southern Life lusurance and Trust Company, localed at St. Aulusiine, and the Commercial Bank of Floriila, at Appalachica. The con le live every reason to telieve that those institutions have comenced operations upon a suliol bsis, and from the bighi characters of the individuals who have the management of them, it is confidentially expecied that they will have a tendency to incrcase the money facilities of the country, and preserve a healihy and sound circulating medinmi.
The comoittee have understood that since the commencement of the present session, the “Farmers Bank of Florida," jullended lov ils charles 100 be located at Marianna in Jackson County, has gone into operation, or rather that it has noies in circililin : berlier the Bank has complied with the requisilions of ils pilier, the commillee cannot learn. Although ahlire: tiquitvlies beea mudde, the commonlee cannot discover 116 llicers and directors reside within the Territory of Foilet, or lined ple'the ridlicem the instillusion is tvillin Jack Sub (>111 IV, Oilile contrary they understand from different
outros junts in roolisjileration, idial the wlole operations of 10 Binkille conducircel in Georgi', one that llie officers and directors reside somewhere in the vicinity of Macon, in that Slull. The committee cannot ihink that it is right anii proper Toid the corporate tranchises of the institution should be exer. Cinca 110 chat 11:nner, ind inev deem ii bul an act of duiv to 1. e people of Florida, illed the adjoining Slales 10 advise Them 10 bo wiile of the noies of the Bank. The commitee recompiend ibai lexr;l steps be lorthwili laken to compel a fortesure anel silencer of the charler, and for that purpose propose the adoprion of the accompanying resolution. Respectiully submilled i
E, J. WOOD,
Chairman of committee on Banks. Resolved, 'Tha! The allerbey of the United States, for the district of we-1 Florida, be requested and required 10 institute proceedings in the naiure of quo warra110 lörthwith, against ibe persons exercising the ;) wers and priviledges granted by the act incorporaliner The Formers Bank of Florida," and if is be 10910111 ilman they bulve no ni bil to exercise such powers, that lie thoit leeral nucüsures to restrain them from so doing.
Which was read and concurred in: and the resoiuiion accompanying the same adopeed: and 500 copies of the report and accompanying documents ordered to be printed.
mr. Bertlelor from the committee on Eurolments, reported as correctly Euroled : un act form olie relief of the Central Bank.
?:;:10+ lii:c0!'}"tile the Si Josephi's Lusurance company.
All Vi 10 ililipad an act conceruing depositions, passed No. vember 17th 1928.
An act respecting the escheated estate of Wm Pritchard, deceased.
An act amendatory of the several acts relating to the School Lands in the Territory of Florida.
An act for the relief of Eliza M. Shaw.
A resolution authorizing the Territorial Treasurer to pur. chase the l'ull lengil portrait of Washington, to be placed in The Legislative Hill!.
inr. Morwn from the select comunittee to whom the subject was relerred niade the following report :
The select commillee 10 whom was referred so much of the annual message of the Governor as relates to the compilation Laws of this Territory, beg leave to report :
That in the discharge of their dury they addressed a note to one of the contractors informing liini of their wish to receive any explanations be might bave to make, or reasons he might wish 10 assig11, wir the work has not been delivered according lo contract, and received in reply a communication in writing which is here wilis submitted.
The committee leel it due to the council to express their, opinion that proper diligence has not been used in the fulfilment of the contract by the contractors; but the committee beiny of opinion that the Governor is vested, by the act of ihe last council (approved, February 121h 1835) with sufficient power w enforce iis fulfilmeni, do not think that any further action on the part of this council is necessary. All of which is respecifully submitted. JACKSON MORTON,
Chairman. Which was read and concurred in. mr. Sinillo from the select committee to whom was relerred a bill entiiled!! "an act to provide for the more effectual desence of the Territory of Flurida,” reported as a substituile therefor a bill enlilled, “an aci to provide for the more effec. tual defence of the Territory of Florica and for the militia and volunieers of said territory, employed in that delence,” which report was concurred in and said bill vas read ihe second time and ordered for a third readiny io morrow,
mr. Wood from the select committee in whom was referred the petition of S. B. Shelton, reported a bill entitled, “ an act to divorce Sarah B. Shelion," the reas and nays being required on concurring will, said report, by messrs. Brown of Columbia and Johnson, were Yeas mir. President, messrs Blount, Brown of Columbia, Brown 0! Jackson, Burritt, Dennis, Downing, Hivyinbolham, Holloman, Hunter, Macon. M'Cants, Morion, Ramsey, Sinilli, Walker and Wood-17. Nays messrs Berthelot, Juhuson, Kevar, M'Neil and Tabor-5. So said report is concurred in, and said bill was read the first and second times (the rule being waived) and ordered for a third
mr. Berthelot from the committee to whom was referred a bill entitled, “an act to regulate the patrols of the Territory of Florida,” reported as a substilule therelior a bill entitled, “an aci lo repeal an act concerning patruls, passed February 6th 1834, and for other purposes," which report was concurred in by the House, and said bill was read a second time and ordered for a third reading on to day.
Certain resolutions offered on yesterday by mr. Murton were again taken up, and amended on his motion by striking out one in the first resolution and inserting “two” in the place of it, also by striking out the words " from Eası Florida” in said resolution, also a blank in the third resolution, was in like manner filled up with the words “ five hundred” when said resolutions were read; the veas and nays being required on the passage of said resolutions, by messrs. Dennis and Smith, Yeas mr. Pre:sident, messrs. Berthelot, Blount, Brown of CoJumbia, Brown of Jackson, Burritt, Downing, Duval, Higgins botham, Hunter, Kenan, M'Cants, M'Neil, Morton, Ramsey, Smith, Walker and Wood-18. Nays messrs. Dennis, Johnsun and Macon-3. So said resolutions are passed.
'The House then proceeded to the election of commissioners authorized by said resolutions, when Joseph L. Smith & Chas. Downing, menibers of this House, were declared duly elected.
mr. President laid before the House the following executive messages :
EXECUTIVE OFFICE, 2.
February 13th 1836. 3 To the Legislative Council:
I nominate to the council, James B. Latimer, of Maryland, commissioner to take the acknowledgement and proof of the execution of Deeds, Mortgages and other conveyances of Lands, Tenements, & Hereditaments lying & be. ing in the Territory of Florida : and of any contract, letter of attorney or any writing under seal, to be used or recorded ir. said Territory.
JOHN H. EATON. EXECUTIVE OFFICE,
February 13th 1836. S. To the Legislative Council :
I nominate to the council, agreeably to the act of the 15th January, James S. Bell, to be colonel, and Samuel B. Richardson, to be lieutenant colonel, and Asa Townsend, to be major, in and for the 13th regiment, composed of the counties of Madison and Hamilton.
JOHN H. EATON. The House advised and consented to the nominations there. in contained, in secret session, when the door was again opened.
The House in committee of the whole again took under consideration a bill entitled, “ an act for the compensation of the members and officers of the council and for other purposes," after some time spent therein the committee rose, and mor. Burritt therefrom reported progress, and asked leave to sit a gain, which report was concurred in by the House.
The House took under reconsideration the following bills returned rejected, or for amendment, by the Governor, viz:
"An act to amend an act to prevent trespasses and deprea dations on lands within the jurisdiction of Flordia,” the yeas and nays being required on the passage of said bill, in opposition to the objections of the Governor; were Yeas messrs. Berthelot, Blount, Brown of Columbia, Brown of Jackson,
Burritt, Dennis, Downing, Higginbo!ham, Hollomar, Hunler, Johnson, Kenan, M'Cants, M'Neil, Morton, Ramsey, Smith, 'Tabor, Walker and Wood—19. Nays mr. President, messrs. Duval and Macon-3. So said bill is passed, by the required lawful majority.
A bill entitled, “ an act concerning the hostile negroes and m ulattoes in the Seminole war," was amended in conformity to the suggestions of the Governor, and read the third time and passed; ordered that the title be as before siated.
A bill entitled, “an act to authorize the guardian or tutor of Ja yene Fontainuals and Ylla to sell and dispose of the real e3tate of said heirs within this Territory." and
A bill entitled, “an act to authorize the guardian and iutor of the minor heir of Daniel E. Burch deceased, to sell the real estate of said heir within this Territory," were on motion of mr. Blount indefinitely postponed.
A bill entitled, “an act to incorporate the Florida Insurance and Banking company," was taken up; the yeas and nays being taken on its passage, in opposition to the Governor's ob. jectious and rejection, were Yeas messrs. Berthelot, Blount, Brown of Columbia, Brown of Jackson, Burritt, Dennis, Downing, Duval, Higginbotham, Hunter, Jobinson, Kenan, Macon, M'Cants, M'Neil, Morton, Ramsey, Smith, Tabor and Walker -19. Nays mr. President and mr. Wood-2. And said bill is passed by the majority required by law.
A bill entitled, “an act to authorize the Governor of the Territory of Florida, to raise volunteers for the defence of the South Eastern Frontier,” was on motion of mr. Blount indefinitely postponed.
A bill entitled. “ an act to establish two terms of the Superior Court in Columbia county," was taken up for reconside ration ; the yeas and nays being taken thereon, in opposition to the Governor's objections; were Yeas mr. President, messrs. Berthelot, Blount, Brown of Columbia, Brown of Jackson, Burritt, Dennis, Duval, Higginbotham, Hunter, Johnson, Ke. nan, Macon, M'Cants, M'Neil, Morton, Tabor, Walker and Wood-19. Nays mr. Smith-1 And said bill is passed by the majority required by law.
A bill entitled, “an aci to incorporate the city of Key West," was taken up for reconsideration and amended in conformity with the suggestions of the Governor; when said bill was read the third time and passed.
A bill entitled, “an act to repeal the 27th section of an act etitled, an act concerning wills, letters testamentary, and letters of administration, and the duties of executors, administrators and guardians," was on motion of mr. Brown of Jackson, in.. definitely postponed,
A bill entitled, “an act to grant a lease of two sections of School Lands, to J. A. S. Norman, for the purposes of edu: cation,” was taken up: mr. Morton moved to indefinite postponement of said bill; the yeas and nays being required thereon, by messrs. Morton and Brown of Jackson, were Yeas messrs. Berthelot, Brown of Jackson, Dennis, Kenan, Macon, Morton and Ramsey–7. Nays mr. President, messrs. Blount Brown of Columbia, Burritt, Duval, Higginbotham, Hunter, Johnson, M'Cants, M'Neil, Ramsey, Smith, Tabor and Wood -14. So said motion is lost.
The House went into committee of the whole on said bill; alter some time spent therein the corrmilee rose, and mr. Duvai therelrom reported said bill a rended; which report was concurred in, and said bill (the rule being waived) was read the second and third times and put or its passage ; the veas and pavs being required thereon, by messrs. Morton and Brown of Jackson, were Yeas mr. President, messrs. Berthelot, Brown of Columbia, Brown of Jackson, Burrilt, Diival, Higginbotham, Hunter, M'Canis, M'Neil, Siniin, Tabor, Walker and Wood-14 Nays messrs. Blount, Dennis, Johnson, Kenan, Morton and Ramsey-6. So said bill is passed; ordered that the title be, “ an act to grant a lease of one section of the School Lands to J. A. ). Norman, for the purpose of education.”
The resolutions offered on this morning by mr. Duval in relation to an appropriation for a revised code, were again read and adopied.
A bill entitled, "an act to divorce Sarah B. Shelton, from her husband Philo B. Shelton,” was read the third time; thie yeas and nays being required on its passage, by messrs. Johnson and Morton, were Yeas messrs. Blount, Brown of Columbia, Burritt, Downing, Hunter, M'Canis, Morton, Ramsey, Walker and Wood 10. Nays mr. President, messrs. Berthejot, Brown of Jackson, Danis, Doval, Higginbotham, Holleman, Johnson, Konan, Macon, M'Neil, Smith and Tabor-13. So said bill is lozi.
Tne House then took a recess until 7 P. M., when it again met for the transaction of business.
A bill entitled, " an act to repeal an act concerning patrols passed February 6111, 1834, and for other purposes,” was read the third time and passed : ordered that the title be as above stated.
The House in committee of the whole again took under con. sideration a bill entitled, “ an act for the conipensation of the members and officers of the council and for oiber purposes," after some time spent therein the committee rose, and mır. Bur. rill therefrom reported said bill to the House with amendinents; which report was concurred in by the House, and said bill was read the second time and ordered for a third reading to morrow.
The House in committee of the whole, resumed the consideration of a bill entineri, “ an aci w amend an act to proville for the more effectual collection of the revenue, aud for other purposes," after some time spent therein the commillee rose, and mr. Morton therefrom reporied said bill with ameniments which report was concurred in and said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to morrow.
inr. Berthelot from the committee on Enrolments reported as correctly Enroled :
An act incorporating the Bank of St. Joseph.
An act in grant a lerse of one section of the School Lands to J. A. S. Norman, for the purposes of education. · A resolution concerning the election of Governor, Secretary