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tained leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to amend an act incorporating the Commercial Bank of Apalachicola- which was read the first time by its title, and referred to the committee on Banks.

Mr. Berthelot, pursuant to previous notice, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bil!, entitled "An act to establish a tribunal for the trial of Slaves, Free Negroes and Mu'altoes within this Territory"--which was read the first time by its title, and referred to the Judiciary coinmittee.

Also a bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Paul McCormick - which was first read by its title, and referred to the committee on Claims.

Mr. McNeill gave notice, that he will on some future day, introduce a bill, to be entitled “An act to declare the Feneholloway River, in Madison County, a navigable stream.

Mr. Berthelot gave notice, that he will on some luture day, introduce a bill, entitled "An act to alter and change the terms of the Superior Courts in the Middle District of Florida.

Mr. Morton gave notice, that he will or some suture day, ask leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled " an act to incorporate The Florida Insurance & Banking Company.

Mr. Blount gave notice, that he will on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill, to authorise Thomas Cooper to establish a ferry across the Escambia River.

Also, a bill to ainend an act, authorising Abraham Millstead to establish a ferry across the Escambia River.

Mr. Blount presented the petition of B. D. Wright and others, praying an act of incorporation, for the Pensacola Steam Saw Mill Company - which was referred to the committee on the State of the Territory.

Mr. Duval presented the petition of the Union Rail Road Company of the Territory of Florida—which was read, and referred to a select committee-Messrs. Duval, Blount, Hawkins, and Wood, were appointed thereon.

Mr. Wood offered the following Resolutions :-

RESOLVED by the Governor and Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, That it is highly important for the prosperity of a large and important portion of Middle and West Florida, that a law should be passed at the present session of Congress, for the erection of a Light house on the Southern extremity of Cape St. Blas, and also on one of the points at the entrance of the Bay of St. Joseph; that the City of St. Joseph should also at this session of Congress be made by law a Port of Entry and Delivery, & a debenture Port ; also that a Post Office should be estaba lished ihereat, and arrangements made as soon as practicable, for the conveyance of a tri-weekly mail to said city,

by land, via Marianna, Jackson County; and likewise, that an official nautical survey be made of the harbor of St. Joseph and the entrance thereof.

RESOLVEV, That ten certified copies of said Resolution be forth with Transmitted to the Houorable the Delegate in Congress, by the Secretary of the Territory; and the said Delegate is hereby requested to use his utmost exertions to promote the objects expressed in said Resolution.

Řesolved, also, Thai a certified copy of said Resolu. tions be forwarded. by the Secretary of ibis Territory, to the Presideut and Vice President of the United States, to each head of Department, to the Hon. the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Honorable the Senators in Congress from the States of Georgia and Alabama.

Which were read, and the rule being waived, put on their passage and passed.

Mr. Morton, from the committee on the State of the Territory, to whom was referred the petition of the citizens of Franklin county, praying a change of their County Site, Reported that the committee having had the same under consideration, had instructed him, in conformity to the wishes of the petitioners, to report a bill, entitled "An act to change the County Seat and place of holding the Superior and County Courts of the county of Franklin, and for other purposes"--which was first read, and ordered for a second reading on 10-morrow.

Mr. Wood from the select committee, appointed to receive proposals and contract for the Printing of the present Session of the Legislative Council, mude the following

REPORT: That they have received proposals from the editors of the Intelligencer and Floridian, and upon comparing their bids, find Mr. Wilson's to be the lowest. They have made a contract with him accordingly, at the rates stated by him in the accompanying proposals.

E. J. WOOD,
Sam’L. H. DUVAL,

G. S. HAWKINS.
Tallahassee, 10th Jan. 1836.
Which was read and concurred in by the House.

A bill, entitled " An act to amend an act, to incorporate a company to be called she Lake Wimico and St. Joseph's Canal Company," passed Feb. 11th 1835—was taken up from the orders of the day and read a 2d time by the title, when on motion of Mr. Wood, the House went into committee of the whole thereon; after some time spent therein, the committee arose; and Mr. Duval therefrom reported said bill to the House without amendment: The rule being waived for that purpose, said bill was read a third

time by its title, and passed. Ordered that the title be as before stated.

A bill, entitled “An act to incorporate the City of St. Joseph, was taken up from the orders of the day, and read a second time; and on motion of Blount, (the rule being waived) was read a third time by its title, and passed.Ordered that the title be as before stated.

Mr. Blount moved that the House now adjourn until to. morrow at 10 o'clock — The yeas and ways being required on said motion by Messrs. Duval and Morton, were yeas Mr. President, Messrs. Berthelot, Blount, Brown, of Co. lumbia, Brown of Jackson, Hawkins, Higginbotham, Joonson, Ramsay, Taber, Walker, and Wood, 13--Nays, Messrs. Dennis, Duval, Holloman, Hunter, Kenan, Macon, McNeill, and Morton, 8. So the House stands ad. journed until to-morrow at 10 o'clock.

Tuesday, January 12. . The House met pursuant to adjournment, a quorum being present, the Journal of yesterday's proceedings was read.

Mr. McNeill, pursuant to notice heretofore given, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled " An act to alter and change the time of holding the County Court of Madison county' --which was read and ordered for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. McNeill gave notice, that he will on some future day, introduce a bill, entitled "An act to repeal a part of the 5th section of an act, entitled an act to make permanent the County Seat of Madison county, and for other purposes."

Mr. Brown of Columbia, gave notice, that he will on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill, to legitimate and change the games of Esther Crews, George W. Crews, and Riley Crews.

Also a bill, to be entitled “ An act to establish Terms of the Superior Court in the county of Columbia.

Mr. Wood gave notice, that he will on some future day introduce a bill, entitled “An act to repeal an act, passed Feb. 1835, entitled an act to incorporate the Union Rail Road Company."

Mr. Brown of Jackson, gave notice, that he will on some future day introduce a bill, entitled "an act authorising the sale of the real estate of Thomas Goff, deceased. · Mr. Wood from the committee on Banks, to whom the same had been referred--Reported without amendment, a bill entitled - An act to amend an act, incorporating the Commercial Bank of Apalachicola ;, which was read the

second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reada ing on to-morrow.

Mr. Duval from the select committee, to whom the subject had been referred--Reported a bill, entitled “ An ac: to authorise the Governor of the Territory to raise a sufficient military force for the protection and defence of the citizens of Florida against the hostile Seminole Indians, and for the prosecution of the War against said Nation, and to amend the Militia laws of this Territory," which was read, and on motion of Mr. Wood, placed among the orders of the day for a second reading on to-day. The yeas and nays being called on said motion by Messrs. Berthelot and Duval, were yeas Mr. President, Messrs. Duval, Hawkins, Higginbotham, Kenan, Macon, Morton, Ramsey, Tabor, and Wood, 10.--Nays, Messrs. Berthelot, Brown of Columbia, Brown of Jackson, Dennis, Holloman, Johnson, McCants, McNeill, and Walker, 9.

Mr. Hawkins offered to the House, as a substitute for said bill, a bill entitled “ An act to amend an act, entitled an act to organise and regulate the Militia of the Terri. tory of Florida, and to repeal an act passed 1st day of February, 1832, and for other purposes"--which was read.

A bill, entitled “ An act to change the County Seat and place of holding the Superior and County Courts of the county of Franklin, and for other purposes," was taken from the orders of the day, and read the second time--On motion of Mr. Wood, the rule being waived, said bill was read the third time and passed. Ordered that the title be as above stated.

A bill, entitled "An act to authorise the Governor of the Territory to raise a sufficient military force for the protection and defence of the citizens of Florida against the hostile Seminole Indians, and for the prosecution of the War against said Nation, and to amend the Militia laws of this Territory," was taken from the orders of the day, and read by the title a second time, when on motion of Mr. Wood, the House went into committee of the whole thereon: After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and Mr. McCants therefrom reported a substitute for said bill, entitled “ An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to organise and regulate the Militia of the Territory of Florida, and to repeal an Act passed 1st day of Febru, ary, 1832, and for other purposes," as amended by the Committee, The yeas and Nays being required, on concurring with the report of the Committee of the whole, by Messrs. Berthelot and Dennis, were--yeas, Mr. President, Messrs. Berthelot, Brown of Columbia, Brown of Jackson, Dennis, Hawkins, Higginbotham, Holloman, Johnson, Kenan, McCants, McNeill, Morton, Ramsay,

Tabour, Walker, and Wood, 17. Nays, Messrs. Duval and Macon, 2.--And so said report is concurred in. On motion of Mr. Wood, the rule being waived for that pur. pose, said bill was read a second and third times by the tille, and put on its passage-the yeas and nays being required on its passage by Messrs. Macon and Duval, were yeas Mr. President, Messrs. Berthelot, Brown of Columbia, Brown of Jackson, Dennis, Hawkins, Higginbotham, Holloinan, Johnson, Kenan, McCants, McNeill, Morton, Ramsey, Taber, Walker and Wood, 17. Nays, Mesors. Duval and Macon, 2. So said bill is passed.Ordered that the sille be as before stated.

Mr. President read to the House, the following communication :

TALLAHASSEE, Jan. 12th, 1836. To the Prest. of the Leg. Council :

Sir: I beg through you to tender to the Legislative Council, my sincere thanks (or the honor which they did me, in electing me Chiet.Clerk, and my resignation of that office.

Capt. Jos. B. Lancaster, your former Chief-Clerk, hav. ing arrived in the place some days since, and being prevented, by the fate of war, from arriving here in time to offer for his former appointment, I feel it my duty to resign in his favour; and I feel no doubt, but that you will again readily give him the office, which he has so long filled with entire satisfaction to your Hon. Body: And your humble servant will remain ready to perform any service, necessary, or in aid of the business of the present Session of your Hon. Body. Very respectfully,

JOHN G. GUNN. And thereupon, on motion of Mr. Berthelot, that the • House do agree to and accept said resignation. The same was agreed to and accepted.

The House then proceeded to ballot for a Chief Clerk, when Joseph B. Lancaster was declared unanimously elected.

On motion of Mr. Hawkins, Mr. Lancaster took the oath of office, and entered on the duties thereof. The House then adjourned until 10 o'clock on to-morrow.

Wednesday, January 13. The House met pursuant lo adjournment, a quorum being present, the Journal of yesterday's proceedings was read.

Mr. Berthelot gave notice, that he will.on a future day, ask leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled "An act to es. tạblish an Academy on the lands of John A. Willey of Leon county.

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