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A bill entitled an Act, to amend an Act, entitled an Act: to incorporate a company to be called the St. Andrew's and Chipola Canal company, was read the third time and passed. Ordered that the title be as afore stated.
A bill entitled an Act to amend an Act, entitled an Act, to amend the charter of the Southern Life Insurance and Trust company, approved Feb. 1836, was read a third time and passed. Ordered that the title be as above stated.
Mr. Shehee from the committee on enroled bills, reported as correctly enroled, the following:
An Act for the relief of Benjamin Hays.
An Act to provide for the more effectual protection of the Frontier.
An Act to incorporate the Florida Transportation Company.
An Act to take the sense of the people of this Territory on the policy and propriety of becoming a State.
An Act to amend the incorporation of the city of St. Joseph.
An Act concerning School Lands.
An Act to authorize the county court of Leon county, to dispose of a certain portion of the public square laid out for the Court-House and Jail in the city of Tallahassee, to enable said county to build a Court-House and Jail.
An Act to amend an Act, entitled an Act to amend the charter of the Southern Life Insurance and Trust company, approved Feb. 1836.
An Act to amend the several Acts, heretofore passed, in relation to the Bank of Pensacola.
An Act to amend an Act, entitled an Act, to incorporate a company to be called the St. Andrew's and Chipola Canal company.
An Act to amend an Act to incorporate the Central Bank of Florida.
An Act for the relief of John W. Simonton, and An Act to regulate the salaries of certain Territorial Officers.
A bill entitled an Act to amend an Act, to incorporate the St. Augustine and Picolata Rail-Road company, was read a third time and passed, Ordered that the title be as above stated.
His Excellency the Governor, transmitted to the House: the following Executive communications:
To the Legislative Council.
I nominate the following individuals to fill the offices attached to their respective names :
FRANKLIN COUNTY. Justices of the Peace—David Webster, P. Dykeman, Tho. Bertram.
Port Wardens, Appalachicola-Elizur Wood, Wilson Hawley, R. B. Bull, B. S. Hawley.
Port Wardens, St. Joseph-Warham Cromwell, H. Smith. Thos. Bertram, W. Haden.
Notaries Public—H. R. Wood, Robt. J. Floyd, G. W. Fields.
Justices of the Peace-Joseph Dyal, John Lewis, C: F. Duer, Wm. Townsend, Levi Wright, Arthur Roberts, Isaac Daniel, John Lee, Wm. North, J. C. Pelot, W. H. Pane, W. Scott, W. C. Thomas, Wm. Parish, J. Holbrook.
MADISON COUNTY. Justices of the Peace-James T. Patterson, Dennis Hawkins, David Callaway, John Campbell, R. J. Mays.
MUSQUITO COUNTY. Justices of the Peace-S. H. Dummett, Wm. H. Williams, Douglass Dummett, D. R. Durham, S. H. Williams, David R. Durham. Auctioneers--W. H. Williams, Wm. Depester,
LEON COUNTY. Justices of the Peace—Joshua Bird, Benjamin Bird, Benj. Chaires, James Stewart, Joseph Joiner, James Hart, John Tatum, John Rea, Benj. W. Goss, George E. Dennis, A. Cromartie, J. W. Bennerman, Francis W. Eppes, Francis B. Whiting, Timothy M'Carty, Richard Bradford, John Hale, Kader Van.
Notary Public-Henry Rutgers.
Auctioneers-R. J. Hackley, Francis B. Whiting, A. M. Alexander, Robert Y. Welford.
DUVAL COUNTY. Justices of the Peace-Samuel Y. Garey, John Houston, Joseph E. Sommerall, John M. J. Boudon, T. Bethune, 0.
Budington, Wm. Craton, Squire Strecter, Wm. J. Mills, C', Reed, J. G. Smith, James Simms.
Auctioneers--Cornelius Tailor, William B. Ross, Calvin Reed, Squire Streeter.
WALTON COUNTY. Justices of the Peace--Neil McPherson, A. McLeod, McRae Williams, John McDavid, Lewis Gillis, James Vaughan, A. Turner.
Justices of the Peace--David Moate, John S. Stewart, D. Whitehurst, Nathaniel Bryan, Daniel Bell, Joseph Bryan.
Justices of the Peace—Edmund Gray, H. Wilder, Cornelius Beasley, Needham Bryant, James Scott, Wm. Budd, W. Kersey, John N. Partridge, A. B. Shehee, Moses Ellis, Allen Faircloth, Littleberry Parker.
ALACHUA COUNTY. Justices of the Peace-Elias Knight, James Pendarvis, S. Burnett, Richard R. Cruin, Cotton Rawls.
Judge of the County Court--L. W. Smith.
Auctioneers-Joseph Pent, George W. Somerandyck.
ST. JOHN'S COUNTY.
-Actioneers-Joseph Ilernandez, R. D. Fontane, Charles Robion. Notaries Public-B. Sequi, A. M. Reed.
JACKSON COUNTY. Justices of the Peace--Robert Friday, Jas. Irvin, W. McNealy, James Brown, Peter Simmons, Wm. H. Robinson, Shadric Sutton, Green Patterson, Jacob Robinson, James ]
Pitman, John Russ, Andrew Youns: Stephen Daniel, John
Auctioneers--Wm. Hall, George E. Weaver, John P. Baldwin, Joseph P. Brown.
ESCAMBIA COUNTY. Justices of the Peace - Thomas M. Blount, John W. Svms, Joseph Carr, J. A Simpson, David McDavid, Henry J. Wiggins, James W. Earnest, Robert McSimmon, Loftin Cotton.
Notaries Public--John W. Syms, Henry J. Wiggins, J. E. Carr, Blyden Vanbarim.
Auctioneers--Francis de la Rna, Henry Michelet, James Gonlez, Charles Le Baron, Blyden Vanbarim.
R. K. CALL.
The House went into secret session on the nominations therein contained, and advised and consented to the same, with the exception of J. C. Pelot, for Justice of the Peace, in Columbia county, he having removed therefrom.
A bill entitled an Act, to amend the several Acts of this Territory, providing for the election of Delegate to Congress and members of the Legislative Council, was on motion of Mr. Wood, taken from the table and placed among the orulers of the day, and said bill was read the third time, the yeas and nays being required on its passage, by Messrs Brown and McNeill, were, Yeas.--Messrs. President, Brown Campbell, Gilliland, Johnson, Kenan, McNeill, Read, Stewart, Taylor and Wood, 11. Nays, Messrs. Downing, Fernandez, Fitzpatrick, Fontane, Hart, Levy, Long, Macon, Marvin, Robinson, Shehce, Tabor, Williams and Wright, 14. So said bill is lost.
On motion of Mr. Hart, it is ordered that the bill entitled an Act, to provide for the compensation of the Legislative Council and for other purposes, be amended in the House, by inserting at the end of the second section the words following, to wit:
To Sylvanus Ellis, for copying the Laws for the printer, two hundred and fisty dollars, which amendment was made, on the enroled bill read to the House and agreed to. And said bill was transmitted to the Governor.
Mr. Marvin offered a memorial addressed to the Congress
of the United-States, which was read and adopted, in the words following, to wit:
To the Congress of the United States. The Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, respectfully represent to your Honorable body, that it is most conducive to the interests of education in the Territory, and will best subserve the original intentions of Congress, to sell a certain portion of the School lands, heretofore reserved from sale in this Territory, and to invest the proceeds in some permanent securities and apply the interest of such proceeds only to the purposes of School education.
They therefore pray your Honorable body, to pass a law conferring full power on the Governor and Legislative Council, to sell such lands and appropriate the proceeds as aforesaid.
Mr. Shehee from the committee on enrolments, reported as correctly enroled :
An Act to amend an Act to incorporate the St. Augustine and Picolata Rail-Road company.
Respectfully submitted. The Executive transmitted to the House, the following communications:
TALLAHASSEE, 12th, FEB. 1837. To the Legislative Council of Florida. GENTLEMEN,
I have approved and deposited in the office of the Secretary of the Territory, the following Acts, to wit:
An Act to amend an Act, entitled an Act, to incorporate the Bank of Jacksonville.
An Act to repeal an Act, therein named.
An Act to amend an Act, entitled an Act, to incorporate the subscribers to the Union Bank of Florida.
An Act to regulate the salaries of certain Territorial Officers.
An Act to amend the several Acts incorporating the Lake Wimico and St. Joseph Canal and Rail-Road company.
An Act to incorporate the Franklin Insurance company.
An Act to incorporate the Florida Insurance company at Tallahassee.
An Act to amend the incorporation of the city of St. Joseph.
An Act to incorporate Readsville, at the Gadsden spring in Columbia county,
An Act to amend an Act to incorporate the East Florida Rail-Road company.