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may by that Honourable body, be deemed necessary and expedient to be applied to the improvement and naviga. tion of said creek.
Resolved further, That a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolution, be duly certified and transmitted to the Honourable Joseph M White.
Which were read and laid on the table, till to-morrow. mr. Blount from the Judiciary committee to whom said bills had been referred, reported favourably on the following bills, which reports were concurred in by the House, to wit:
A bill entitled, " an act to authorize the executors of Thomas W. Seabrook to sell his estate, both real and personal,” which was read and ordered for a second reading on tomorrow.
A bill entitled, " an act :o authorize the guardian of the minor heirs of Thomas Wright deceased, to sell their real estate within this Territory," which was read a second time and ordered for a third reading on to-morrow.
A bill entitled, “ an act to alter and change the terms of the superior courts for the Middle District of Florida," which was read the second time and ordered for a third reading on to-morrow.
A bill entitled, an act to authorize Sion Smith to dispose of certain real estate,” which was read the second iime and ordered for a third reading on to-morrow.
And a bill entitled, an act to amend au act to incorporate a company called the St. Andrews and Chipola canal company, passed 3d day of February 1832," which was read a second time and ordered for a third reading on Saturday next.
Also from the same committee to whom was referred a bill entitled, “an act to amend an act to prevent the future migration of free neg oes or mulattoes into this Territory and for other purposes, passed February 7th 1832," reported that the committee deem any further legislation upon the subject inexpedient, which report was concurred in by the House.
Also from the same committee to whom was referred the petition of Samuel L. Soloinon administrator &c. report that the coinmittee deem it inexpedient to legislate upon the subject ; which report was concurred in by the House.
Also from the same committee to whom was referred a bill entitled, "an act to regulate the patrols of the Territory of Florida,” reported unfavourably on said bill; which report the House refused to concur in, and said bill is ordered for a secoed reading on Monday next. Also from the same committee to whom was referred
the petition of John Ray, reported unfavourably thereon, which report on motion of mr. Duval was laid on the table till to-morrow.
mr. Berthelot from the committee on Enrolments, reported as correctly Enroled :
“ An act to alter and fix the time of holding the Spring term of the county court of Duval county.”
"An act to alter and change the time of holding the county courts of Washington county.”
A resolution requesting the Delegate in Congress to renew his exertions to obtain an additional member from Jackson county.
A resolution requesting the Delegate in Congress to renew his exertions to have a Judicial District formed, to be called the “ Appalachicola District,” and
A resolution requesting the Delegate in Congress to obtain an appropriation of Twenty Thousand Dollars for the improvement of the navigation of the Suwannee river.
mr. Duval from the select committee to whom was referred a bill entitled, “ an act to establish the 13th regiment of Florida militia,” reported as a substitute therefor a bill entitled, “ an act to organize an additional regiment of militia in the counties of Madison and Hamilton,” and said bill was read a second time, and the rule being waived, placed among the orders for a third reading on to-day.
mr. Dennis asked and obtained leave, the rule being waived, to offer the following resolutions :
WHEREAS the great number of aids-de-camp and staff officers, assistants and deputies, in the militia of this 'Territory, claiming to hold rank &to be entitled to command, and it is to be apprehended, also, have pay, rations and emoluments to which they are not legally entitled, is an evil which ought to be remedied by law.
Be it resolved by the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, That the commander-in-chief be request. ed to inform the council, as early as possible, of the num. ber and names of the various officers of his staff and their assistants aad deputies acting under his appointment commissioned by permission, not in the regular line of the militia, the duties of said appointments, their rank, pay, emoluments, or exemption of such officers, deputies or assistants, and also that he procure from the Brigadier General and field officers as soon as possible, like information in regard to their respective staff officers' assistants and deputies, and furnish the same to the council as soon as received from such officer.
Which was road and laid on the table til to-morrow.
mr. President laid before the House the report of the commissioner of the city of Tallahassee, with the accoinpanying account and vouchers, which on motion of mr. Blount was referred to the committee on Finance.
On motion of mr. Berthelot the House went into com. mittee of the whole on a bill to incorporate the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Rail-Road company, which bill was
from the orders of the day ; after some time spent therein, the committee rose, and mr. Duval therefrom, reported said bill to the House with the enacting clause siricken out: the yeas and nays being required on concurring with the report of the committee of the whole by messrs. Berthelot and Downing, were Yeas mr. Presi. dent, messrs. Blount, Brown of Columbia, Brown of Jackson, Burritt, Downing, Hollomais, Hunter, M'Neil, Ramsey, Smith, Tabor, Walker and Wood-14. Nays messrs. Berthelot, Dennis, Duval, Higginbotham, Johnson, Kenan, Macon, M'Cants and Morton-9. So said, bill is lost.
His Excellency the Governor transmitted to the House the following communication,
4th February, 1835.6) To the Legislative Council of Florida :
I return the act entitled an act to incorporate the Pensacola Steam Saw-mill company, with the following suggestions.
Strike out entirely the 8th line, and the words “and may own” at the end of 7th line, 1 Sec.
To authorize incorporated companies to become unlimited dealers in real estate, and mortgaged property, is what I cannot consent to. In reference to this matter I stated my objections fully to the council last winter; and which objections may be found at the 108 page of the Journal. My opinion remains unchanged.
In the 3 Sec. next to the last line of the Section, after the words “real estate" insert “ in Escambia county as may be” and at the end of the section add, “and for supplying necessary timber for the Saws.”
10 section 2 line after Stockholders insert “ but no Stockholder shall give more than Sixty votes, at any election, nor shall any one vote, unless of lawful age and a bona fide Stockholder, at least three months previous to an election."
JOHN H. EATON. Which on motion of mr. Blount, was, together with the bill therewith returned for amendment, laid on the table, also :
41h February, 1836. To the Legislative Council :
I herewith lay before the council, for their information, the enclosed froin Charles Austin, that they may take such orders in reierence to the repairs suggested as they may deem necessary. Connected further with the subject of the capital square, I beg to apprize the council that the executive office is too small for the books, papers and records, to be kept in the order they should be. If authority were given to the Treasurer and Auditor to rent a small tenement, the room now occupied by them might be added to the executive office.
JOHN H. EATON. Which was read and referred to a select committee, messrs Duval, Smi:h and Morton were appointed thereon.
A bill en:itled, “an act for the relief of James Stuart," was read the second time and ordered for a third reading on to-morrow.
A bill entitled, “ an act in addition to an act entitled, an act to establish and regulate the rates of pilotage for the St. Johns' and Nassau rivers,” was read the third time and passed : ordered that the title be as above stated.
A bill entitled, “an act lo amend the several acts now in force relating to roads, highways and bridges," was read the third time and passed : ordered that the title be as above.
A bill entitled, “ an act to incorporate the Florida In surance and Banking company,” was read the third time: the and pays being required on its passage by messrs Duval and Morton, were Yeas messrs. Blount, Brown of Columbia, Brown of Jackson, Burritt, Higginbotham, Holloman, Hunter, Johnson, Kenan, M'Neil, Morton, Ramsey, Smith, Tabor, Walker and Wood-16. Nays mr. President, messrs. Berthelot, Dennis, Downing, Duval, Macon and M'Cants– 7. So said bill is passed : ordered that the title be as above staled.
A bill entitled, “ an act to repeal an act 10 authorize John M. Wright to establish a ferry on the Ocklockuee river, and for other purposes," was read the third time and passed : ordered that the title be as above stated.
The House resolved itsell into a committee of the whole on a bill entitled, “an act to amend an act to incor. porate the Central Bank of Florida,” after some time spent therein the committee rose, and mr. Wond therefrom reported progress and asked leave to sit again, which report was concurred in by the House.
The House then adjourned until to-morrow morning at 11 o'clock.
Friday, February 5. The House met pursuant to adjournment, a quorum be. ing present the Journal of yesterday's proceedings was read.
mr. Kenan pursuant to notice given on yesterday asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “an act for the relief of the heirs of Adam Hunter deceased," and
A bill entitled, “an act for the relief of the heirs of Sharod M'Call deceased,” which were severally read and referred to the Judiciary committee.
mr. Brown of Jackson gave notice that he will on some future day ask leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, act to repeal the 27th Section of an act concerning wills, letters testamentary, and letters of administration, and the duties of executors, administrators, and guardians."
mr. Holloman pursuant to previous notice asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “ an act to amend the several acts now in force relating to the revenue of the Territory of Florida,” which was read and referred to the Finance committee.
mr. Berthelot gave notice that on some future day be will introduce a bill for the relief of the Central Bank, to which was assigned the accounts el Secondino Segui, and John P. Booth, former officers of this House.
mr. Ramsey offered the following resolutions :
RESOLVED, That the Delegate in Congress be requested to use his best exertions to procure an appropriation at the present Session for the purpose of repairing the United States military road, from Brights' ferry on che Choctawhatchee river to the Court House of Walton county, which road is now almost impassible in consequence of the delapidated state of the bridges.
RESOLVED, That the Delegate be requested to urge as an additional reason for the repair of the said road, that it is the only road by which the citizens of Walton county at this time receive their mails.
RESOLVED, That the foregoing resolutions be signed by the President, countersigned by the chief clerk of this House, and forwarded to the Honourable Joseph M. White.
mr. Berthelot from the committee on Enrolments reported as correctly Enroled.
“An act to incorporate the Florida Insurance and Banking company."
act to repeal an act to authorize John M. Wright to establish a ferry on the Ocklocknee river, and for other purposes."