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adopted by the Council, that efficiency may be given to : the Act.

The laws regulating Militia Service, permits a monied commutation, in lieu of personal service. But there may be found, persons who will not serve, and who cannot pay any thing. Laws in their penal enactments, should be suited to the worse state of things that may arise. I propose, therefore, that at the end of the 1st section, these words be added, “But the Governor may appoint in the recess of the Legislative Council.”

At the end of the 6th section, add, “ And said fine shall be forthwith paid, or satisfactorily secured, or an ablebodied substitute furnished, otherwise it shall be lawful to muster said delinquent into service under command of the officer having charge of the volunteer or drafted troops from said county; and thereupon, the person so drafted, shall be considered in service, and liable to the laws and rules which govern in such cases."

JNO. H. EATON. Which was read, and thereupon, the House, on motion of Mr. Hawkins, agreed to reconsider the bill therein named; and it is ordered that the same be placed among the orders for this evening. Also the following :

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL,

14th January, 1836. } To the Legislative Council of Florida :

I return you the law regulating a change in the terms of holding the Superior and County Courtsfor the county of Franklin, with amendments, which are considered necessary and proper to be made, to carry out the objects which are intended by said Act.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of the act shall take effect, and be in force from and after the adjournment of the next Superior Court for the county of Franklin ; and thereafter all writs, bail bonds, appearances and processes of every kind & description, whether roturnable at Apalachicola, or not, shall be and the same are declared to be returnable at the City of St. Joseph; at which place, the terms of said Courts shall be held for said County at the same time, as is heretofore stipulated in reference to the Courts at Apalachicola, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

And to make the original section, which has passed, conform to the above suggestion, it will be necessary to strike out in the 2d and 3d lines of the Act, the words " hereafter''; and the word "now" in the fourth line.Also in the 5th line, the words “after the next term of the County Court."

• JNO, H. EATON.

Which was read, and on motion of Mr. Wood, the House agreed to reconsider said bill, and tõe same is placed among the orders for this Evening.

Mr. Hawkins, from the committee on EnrollmentsReported as correctly Enrolled, “ An act to amend an act, entitled an act to incorporate a company to be called the Lake Wimico and St. Joseph's Canal Company, passed February 11th, 1835.

Mr. Brown of Columbia, asked and obtained leave (the. rule being waived) to introduce without previous notice, a bill entitled an act to authorise and permit John McLemore to build a bridge across the Suwannee river, at the Gadsden Spring on said river which was read by the title and ordered for a second reading on to-morrow:

The House, on motion of Mr. Wood, went into committee of the whole, on a 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 February, 1832, and for other purposes.

Also, 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." After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and Mr. Brown of Jackson, therefrom, reported the former of said bills to the House without amendment- The yeas and nays being required on agreeing to the report of the committee on said bill, by Messrs. Wood and Macon-were yeas Messrs. Berthelot, Blount, Brown of Columbia, Brown of Jackson, Dennis, Duval, Hunter, Johnson, Macon, McNeill, Morton, Ramsay, Tabor and Walker, 14. Nays Mr. President, Messrs. Hawkins, Higginbotham, Kenan, McCants and Wood, 6. So said report was concurred in by the House. Also, the latter of said bills was reported amended according to the suggestions made by the Governor--which report was concurred in by the House.

Mr. Duval, from the committee to whom the same had been referred-Reported a bill, entitled “An act concerning the Executive Staff" - which was read the first time, and on motion (the rule being waived) said bill was read a second and third time by its title, and passed.

On motion of Mr. Duval, Mr. Johnson and McCants are added to the committee on Militia. Also, on his motion, Mr. Dennis is added to the select committee to whom was referred that part of the Governor's message relating to Abolition Societies. .

Mr. Morton moved, that the 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 February, 1832, and for other purpo. ses,” be now read a third time, and put on its passagewhich motion prevailed, and said bill was read a third time, and passed. Ordered that the title be as before stated.

On motion of Mr. Wood, a bill entitled “ An act to change the County Seat, and place of holding the County and Superior Courts of the county of Franklin, and for other purposes” as amended in committee of the whole, (the rule being waived for that purpose) was read a second and third time by the title, and passed. Ordered that the tille be as before stated. The House then adjourned until to-morrow at 11 o'clock.

: Friday, January 15. The House met pursuant 10 adjournment, a quorum being present, the Journal of yesterday evening's Session was read.'

Mr. Dennis gave notice, that he will on some future day ask leave to introduce a bill, entitled " An act to amend the Charter of ihe Central Bank of Florida.

On motion of Mr. Dennis, the 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 February, 1832, and for other purposes” was ordered to be reconsidered with a view to amend the same, ar.d placed among the orders for to-day.

His Excellency the Governor transmitted to the House the following message by Mr. Wellford, his Private Sea cretary:

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL,

15th January, 1835. To the Hon. Legislative Council:

I return an Act entitled " An Act to amend an act incorporating the Commercial Bank of Apalachicol,” for the following amendments after the words “ authorised to" in the first line of the second section, insert “ demand or retain more than at the rate of eight per cent. per annum, nor".

By the original charter, authority is given to the Bank to charge one per cent. for discounts of 40 days, which for the entire year is 9 1.8 per cent., which is 1 1.8 per cent. more than any other Bank in the Territory can charge. The object of this amendment is to place the institution upon the footing of others.

JNO. H. EATON. Which was read, and on motion of Mr. Wood, the bill therein named and returned, is ordered to be reconsidered

with a view to its amendment, and is placed among the orders for today.

Mr. Tabor offered a Preamble and Resolutions, asking a donation of lands, to aid in constructing the Public Buildings in Washington county- which were read and laid on the table.

Mr. Berthelot, from the committee on Internal Improvements, to whom the same had been referred-Re. ported favorab!y on a bill, entitled “ An act declaring the Econseene river, a navigable stream" - which was again read, when on motion of Mr. Tabor, the rule was waived, and said bill read a third time, and passed. Ordered that the title be as before stated.

Mr. Hawkins, from the comittee on EnrollmentsReported as correctly Enrolled, 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": And also, a bill, entitled " An act concerning the Executive Staff"--which were signed by the President, countersigned liy the Chief-Clerk, and ordered to be transmitted to the Governer for his approval.

Mr. Duval, from the committee to whom had been referred so much of ihe Governor's message as relates to Abolition Societies, &c. made a report thereon, which was read and laid on the table, and on motion of Mr. Berthelot, 25 copies thereof, and of the accompanying document, are ordered to be printed.

A bill, entitled “ An act to alter and amend the 4th section of an act passed 10th February, 1832, entitled an act to prevent the future migration of Free Negroes or Mulatioes to this Territory, and for other purposes," wasread the second time.

On motion'of Macon to strike out the enacting clause, the yeas and nays were required by Messrs Berthelot and Duval-and were yeas Mr. President, Messrs. Blount, Brown of Jackson, Dennis, Duval, Higginbotham, Johnson, Kenan, Macon, Morton, Ramsay and Tabor, 12.Nays, Messrs. Berthelot, Brown of Columbia, Hawkins, Hunter, McCants, McNeill, Walker and Woud, 8. So said motion prevailed, and the bill is lost.'

A bill, entitled “ An act to establish an Academy on the Lands of John A. Willey, of Leon county," was read the second and third times, the rule being waived, and passed. Ordered that the title be as before stated.

A bilt, entitled " An act to authorise the Governor of the Territory of Florida to raise Volunteers for the defence of the South-East Frontier," was on motion of Mr. Duval, referred to the committee on Militia.

A bill, entitled " An act authorsing the sale of the real estate of Thomas Goff, deceased,” was read the second and third times (the rule being waived,) the yeas and nays being required on its passage by Messrs. Dennis and Berthelot, were yeas Mr. President, Messrs. Blount, Brown of Jackson, Duval, Hawkins, Higginbotham, Johnson, Kenan, Macon, McCants, McNeill, Morton, Ramsay, Tabor, Walker and Wood, 16. Nays, Messrs. Berthelot, Brown of Columbia, Dennis and Hunter, 4.So said bill is passed. Ordered that the title be as before stated.

A bill, entitled * An act to establish two Terms of the Superior Court in Columbia county" was read the second and third times, the rule being waived, on motion of Mr. Brown of Columbia, and passed. Ordered that the title be as before stated. · A bill, entitled “ An act to legitimate and change the names of Esther, George W., and Riley Crews," was read the second and third time, the rule being waived on motion of Mr. Brown of Columbia, and passed. Ordered that the title be as above stated.

A bill, entitled " An act to make permanent the County Site of Hamilton county," was read the second and third time (the rule being waived) on motion of Mr. Hunter, and passed. Ordered that the title be as above stated. * Resolutions heretofore offered by Mr. Johnson, were

postponed, and made the order of the day for Monday next.

A bill, entitled “ An act to declare Feneholaway river in Madison county a navigable stream,” was read the third time, and passed. Ordered that the title be as be fore stated.

A bill, entitled “ An act to authorise and permit John McLemore to build a bridge across the Suwannee river, at Gadsden Spring, on said river,” was read the second and third time (the rule being waived on motion of Mr. Brown of Columbia) and passed. Ordered that the title be as above set forth.

- A 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 Ist day of Feb. 1832, and for other purposes," was taken up in committee of the whole ; after soine time spent therein, the cornmittee rose, and Mr. Blount therefrom, reported said bill to the House with sundry amendments, which report was concurred in by the House; and said bill was read the second and third times by the title, the rule being waived, and passed. Ordered that the title be as above set forth.

Leave of absence is granted to Mr. Kenan, on motion of Mr. Johnson, until Monday next..

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