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mr. Tabor pursuant to previous notice asked and obtained leave to introduce a biil entitleil, “an act amendatory and explanatory of the militi laws now in force in this Territory." which was read and ordered for a second reading on to mor

mr. Morton pursuant to previous notice asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “an act to amend an act declaring Juniper creek in E cambia countya navigable stream,” which was read and ordered for a second rea diný to morroi.

mr. Blount from the commitiee on Finance reported a bill entitled, “an act for the compensation of the members and officers of the council and for other purposes," which was read and ordered for a second reading on Fridav.

mr. Wood from the committre on Banks to ivhom the same had been refirred, reported fiivourably and without aniendment a bill entitled, van act toalier'the charier of the life insurance and trust company,” which report was concurred in and said bill was read a second time and ordered for a third reading on : to morroi.

mr. Morton from the committee on the state of the Territory, to whom the subject had been referred, reported a bill entitled, an act to repeal an act to establish a lerry over the Wauenlla river, at St. Marks," which reportivas concurred in and said bill was read and ordered for a second reading to morrow.

Also, from the same committee to whom was referred she memorial of R. B. Kerr, reported the following resolution:

Be it resolved by the Legislative Council, That the memorial of R. B. Kerr, iogether with the accompanying map, be for: wa,ded 10 the Honourable Joseph M. White, with the request that he make such disposition of the same as he may think right and proper.

Which report was concurred in, and the rule being waived, said resolution was considered and adopted.

Certain resolutions relating to the Econfeeno river, herelofore offered by mr. Tabor were again read and adopted.

The resolution offered on yesterday by mr. Macon was a. gain read and lost.

A bill entitled, an act to enable executors, adnıinistrators, and guardians to sell the real estate of infants," was again read and ordered for a third reading to inorrow.

A bill entitled, “an act in further addition to the acts now in force regulating judicial proceedings," was referred to a committee of the whole; the House went into committee there. on, and alter some time spent therein, rose : and mr. Berthelot therefrom reported said bill to the House amended, which report was concurred in, and said bill was read ihe second and third times, the rule being waived, and passed: ordered that the title be as above stated.

The Hvuse in committee of the whole took under consideration a bill entitled, “an act to alter and change the terms of the superior courts for the Middle District of Florida,” aster some time spent therein the committce rose, and mr. Morton therefrom reported said bill to the House amended ; which report was concurred in, and said bill was read the second and

third times, the rule being waived, and passed : ordered that the title be as above staled.

A bill entitled, “an act to amend an act entitled, an act to establish a tariff of fees, passed February 14th 1834,” was again read anii ordered for a third reading on to morrow.

A resolution heretofore introduced by mr. Dennis. and ordered on yesterday to be reconsidered : was on motion of mr. Morton ordered to be postponed until Monday next: so said resolution is lost.

A bill entitled, an act to establish and organize a corps of military, exempts in tlie city of St. Augustine,” was read the third time and passed ; ordered that the title be as before stated.

A bill entiiled, " an act amendatory of the several acts relaiing to the school lands in the Territory of Florida,” and

A bill entitled, an acil to grant a lease of two sections of the sehool lands, to J. A. L. Norman, for the purposes of edueation,” were severally read the second time, and ordered for a third reading on Thursday next: and 25 copies of each are ordered to be printed.

A bill entitled, “an act to improve the capitol square in the city of Tallahassee and for other purposes,” was read the second ume; when on motion of mir. Downing the first section thereof was amended by striking out after the word treasurer, the words “and auditor,” no one dissenting, also in like ınan. ner afier the word “exceed" the words “ one hundred and filiyor" in the bird sectiou, were on motion of mr. Smith, fitricken out and said bi!l was read the third time, the rule bew ing waived, and passed : ordered that the title be as above stated. A bill entitled, “an act for the relief of Albert G. Tomlin

was read the third time: the yeas and nays being required on its passage by messrs. Berthelot and Macon, were Yeas mr. President, messrs. Beribelot, Blount, Brown of Columbia, Burritt, Dennis, Dowuing, Higginbotham, Hunter, Jobuson, Kenan, Morton, Ramsey, Smith, Tabor and Walker-16. Nays messrs Brower of Jackson, Holloman, Macor, M'Cants and M'Neil-5. So said bill is passed : ordered that the title be as above stated.

A bill entitled, an act to amend an act regulating the mode of suing out writs of error and prosecuting appeals in the Territory of Florida,” was read the third time and passed : ordered that the title he as above stated.

A bill entitled, "an aci to amend an act to regulate proceed. ings in Chancery, approved Nov. 71h 1823," was again read and ordered for a third reading on to morrow.

A bill entitled, “an act for the relief of the militia and volunteers of Floridir, called into the service of the United States, during the present Indian war," was read the third time and passed: ordered that the title be as above stated.

The House then adjourned until to morrow morning at 10 o'clock.

Wednesday, February 10. The House met pursuant to adjournment, a quorum being present the journal of yesterday's proceedings was read.

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The following message was received from His Excellency the Governor :

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Tallahassee, 10th Feh. 1836. To the Legislative Council :

On the 15th ult a law was passed authorizing the Executive 10 call into service such force as he might consider necessary, to suppress Indian hostilities. Iinmediately, steps were taken to cause the law to be executed, and compel into the field, from the Territory west of the Suwannee, five hundred and eighty troops. Nearly one inunih bas elapsed, and 001 more than two hundred & thirty h:1 ve appeared.less thandall the number, that was required. Even from this county the quota calied for is incompleie. Fron Jefferson county scarcely a third of the demanded force are present; and from Escumbia, whence sixty were required, not one is present tör dulv.

À lau 1o be effectual must contain an adequate penalty : that which is contained in the law under which the present force is being organized, is ineffectual and insufficient. It de. clares that a perliv mor exceeding Filiy Dollars, and to be assessed by a court marul, shall be imposed. It will readily occur iv von, that in counties opposed to entering the service, the fine ti be imposeil, all being interested, will be merely 10minal. Even if they be extensively large as is the limit by la sv, the same is 100 small 10 enforce personal service. But in sonie instances neither service, nor penalıy is regarded, or attended ton.

Having at the time the act was passed, pointed out to the Legislature, the inconveniences which were then ansicipated, and which have since occurrer, I forbear lo detail any plan, leaving it rather to the Council to devise some legal mode, by which 10 enforce from the citizens personal service at this important. juncture.

While one portion of the community may put the law at defiance; any other may assert a similar righi.' This is peculiary the case with the troops from Jefferso. Seventy !wo were called for, and twenty nine only are present, leaving forty three persons absent. Those who are here murmer and com. plain at this state of things, and demand to kuow why more is exacted from them. Thin from others, and insistirai those others be also compelled in:o service. But how can this be done? It is so id that the governor has power to call for troops -So he his, bui callmg, they may not appear, and do not appear. The only remedy is 10 inake a law suit with them before a court marual, which court has ine power to impose a fine of not more than Fifty Dollars: it may hence he any in. termediate penalty between One Cent and Filiy Dollars; and in counties where such general repugnance is had to military service, it is most obvious that the fine to be iniposed will be inconsiderable and wholly inadequate to the purpose; to be obtained. It the fine was fixed at One Hundred Dollars, and at once to be collected by oriler given to any Marshal or Sheriff ; or on failure to pay, or find a substitute, the party to be declar. ed in service and inerealier subject 10 military law, the require ed force might be raised ; and without some measure of this kind it is fully to alleapi the raising an effuctual force.

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For information to the Council, I lay before them letters upon this subject, lately received from James L. Parish and George E: Chase colouels commanding in the countjes of Jefferson and Escambia.

JOHN H. EATON. Which with the accompanying letters was read and referred to the militia corniiltee.

mr. Burritt froin the select committee to whom was referred a bill entitled, “an act respecting certain records in the clerk's office in Colunibia county,” reported the same in the House with amendment, which repori was concurred in, and said bill read a second time, and ordered for a third reading wo day.

A bill entitled, an act to authorize the county court of Jackson county to levy a tax for the building of a jail and for other purposes,” was read the ibud time and passed : ordered that the title be as above stated.

a bill entitled, alı acı 10) enable executors, administrators and guardians to sell the real estate of intimis,” was referred to a committee of the whole : the House went into committee thereun, afier some time spent therem ilie committee rose, and mr. M'Cants therefrom reported suid bill 10 the House a mended : which report was concurred in and suic! bill read the second and third tinies (the rule being waived) and passed: ordered ibat the title be as abuve stated.

mr. Morton moved to postpone indefinitely the following A bill entitled, "an act to anthorize the executors of Thomas W. Seabrook to sell bis estate both real and personal."

A bill entitled, an act 10 authorize the guardian of the min nor heirs of Sextus Kemp deceased, 10 sell certain real estate.”

A bill entitled, “au act for the relies of the heirs of Sharod M'Call deceased,"

A bill entitled, “an act for the relief of the heirs of Hezekiah Wilder deceased."

A bill enlilled, " an act for the relief of the licirs of Adam Hunter deceased,” and

A bill entitled, an act for the relief of the widow and heir of William Smith deceased,” which notion prevailed: aud said bills are ordered 10 be indefinitely postponed.

A bill “ 10 incorporate the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico RailRoad company,

was taken up from the orders of the day : mr. Downing moved the indefinite postponement of the same : the yeas and nays being called on said motion by messrs. Berthelot and Downing; were Yeas mnr. President, messrs. Blount Brown of Columbia, Brown of Jackson, Burrit, Dwing, Hollowan, Hunter, M'Neil, Morton, Ramsey, Smilli, Tabor, Walker and Wood-15. Näys messrs. Berthelot, Dennis, Duval, Higginbotham, Johnsuli, Keran, Macon and M'Cants -8. So said bill is keist. A bill entitled,

an act to regulate the patruls of the Territory of Florida,” was referred to a commilce of the whole: the House went into coinmittee ihereon : alier some time spent therein the committee rose, and mr. Bluusillvereirom reported progress and asked leave w sit again, which report ivas cone curred in by the House.

A bill euuilled, "an act to amend the act entitled an act in

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corporating the town of Appalachicola," was on motion of mr. Wood, amended in the House by striking out the second section, no one dissenting therelo, and read a third time and passed: ordered that the ille be as above stated.

A bill entitled, an act to incorporate the East Florida Silk company," was read the second line and relcrred to a committee of the whole House : the House went into committee thereon; alter some time spent therein, the committee rose, and mr. Downing therefrom reported said bill to the House, asked that the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration thereof, and that the same be referred in the committee on Banks: which report was concurred in by the House.

A bill entitled, "an act amendatory and explanatory of the militia laws now in force in this Territory," was again read and ordered for a third reading on to niorrow.

A bill entitled, “an act lo amend an act declaring Juniper creek in Escambia county a navigable stream,” was read the second and third times (ihe rule being waived) and passed : ordered that the title be as above staied. A bill entitled,

an act to alter the charter of the life insur. ance and trust company," was read the ihird time and passed : ordered that ille tiile be as above staied. A bill entitled,

an act to repeal an act 10 establish a ferry over the Wauculla river, at St. Marks,” was again read and ordered for a third reading to morrow.

A bill entitled, “an act to establish a tariff of l'ees, passed Feb. 141h 1834,” was referred to a commiliee of the whole : the House weni into commiliee thereon, alier some time spent therein, the committee rose, and mor. Smiib therefrom reporied said bill to the House with the enacting clause stricken out: the yeas and nays being required on concurring with ihe report of the committee, by messrs. Burriil and Dennis, were Yeas mr. President, messrs. Berthelot, Dennis, Duval, Higginbotham, Holluman, Hunter, Johnson, Kenan, Macon, M'Canis, M'Neil and Tabor-13. Nays messrs. Blount, Brown of Columnbia, Brown of Jackson, Burritt, Dowving, Morton, Ramsey, Sn:ith, Walker and Wood-10. So said bill is lost.

An engrossed bill entitled, an act to a nievd an act to in.. corporate the Centrai Bank of Florida,” was read the third time : the yeas and nays being required on its passage by niessrs. Wood and imiih, were Yeas messrs. Berthelui, Blount, Brown of Columbia, Burritt, Dennis, Downing, Macon, Morlon, Ranısey and Wood—10. Navs mr. President, messrs. Brown of Jackson, Duval, Higginbothanı, Hollvman, Hunier, Johnson, Kenan, M'Cants, M'Neil

, Smith, T'a bor avd Walker -13. So said bill is lost.

mr. Presider.1 laid before the House the following message from the Governor;

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

} To the Legislative Council:

An award of certain arbitrators, and the report of the adjutant on the claim of B. G. Thorlon, I herewith lay before you, that the Council may be informed of the result of the investigation that has taken place.

JOHN H. EATON.

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