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Mr. Fitzpatrick gave notice that he will on to-morrow introduce a bill to authorise Mary W. Nuttall to sell so much of the real estate of William B. Nuttall, as she may deem necessary to pay the debts of said estate.
Mr. Fitzpatrick, pursuant to previous notice, introduced the following bills,-a bill entitled An Act to regulate the term of service and the fees of Judges of the County Courts, and Notaries Public, in this Territory.
Also, a bill entitled An Act to establish a Superior Court in the County of Dade, in the Southern District of Florida.
Also, a bill entitled An Act to repeal an act entitled An Act respecting the hostile Negroes and Mulattoes in the Seminole Nation. .
Which were severally read, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.
Mr. Downing gave notice that on some future day he will introduce a bill to amend the Charter of the Southern Life Insurance and trust Company.
On motion of Mr. Levy, it was ordered that so much of the Governor's Message as refers to the subject of Indian depredations and so much as relates to application for admission into the Federal Union-be referred to the commitee on the State of the Territory.
That so much as relates to the subject of Education, be referred to the committee on Schools and Colleges.
That so much as relates to neglect of duty by Public Offirers in the Territory of Florida, be referred to the Judiciary committee.
That so much as relates to the subject of Banks, be referred to the committee on Banks.
That so much as relates to the subject of Revenue and the accountability of Revenue Officers, be referred to the committee on Finance.
On motion of Mr. Long it is ordered that the Policy of adopting the civil code of Laws of Louisiana, or so much thereof as may be deemed advisable for the government of the Territory of Florida, be referred to the Judiciary committee, with leave to report thereon by bill or otherwise.
and others, citizens of Dade County, praying the establishment by law, of an annual Term of the Superior Court in
On motion of Mr. Long, the petition of John Whitehurst, guardian, and of Andrew Young, administrator and guardian, were taken up from the table and referred to the Judiciary committee.
The House then adjourned until tomorrow at 11 o'clock.
Friday, 6th January, 1837: The House met pursuant to adjournment—a quorm being present, the Journal of yesterday's proceedings was read. -
Benjamin D. Wright. member elect from Escambia county appeared, and on motion of Mr. Wood, was qualified and admitted to a seat in this House. ! On motion of Mr. Wood, it is ordered that Mr. Wright be added to the committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Finance, the committee on Banks, and the committe on the State of the Territory.
Mr. Johnson gave notice that he will on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to repeal An Act passed Februa
'y 9th, 1335, entitled An Act for the relief of Grantees and . Claimants of Land, in certain cases. ;
Mr. Wood gave notice that he will on some future day introduce a bill entitled An Act to change the county seat and the place of holding the Superior and County Courts of the county of Franklin, and for other purposes.
Mr. Hart gave notice that he will on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to repeal an act entitled An Act to provide for Appeals and Writs of Error in Criminal cases,
passed 17th February, 1833. * Mr. Hart presented the petition of Mary Faland, praying a divorce_which was laid on the table.
Mr. Wright presented a Preamble and Resolution, which were read and said on the table.
Mr. Wood presented a Preamble and Resolutions, which were read and laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Downing, the orders of the day are postponed until this House shall again meet.
The House then adjourned until Tuesday next, at 12 o'clock.
· TUESDAY, January 10th, 1837. The House met pursuant to adjournment—a quorum being present a journal of last Friday's proceedings was read.
Leigh Read, Esquire, the member elect from Leon County, appeared, and on motion of Mr. Wood, was sworn, and admitted to take his seat in this House..
Mr. Kenan gave notice that he will on some future day introduce a bill to authorise Mary Hair, Widow of Rayford Hair, dec., of Gadsden county, to dispose of certain real estate.
Mr. Wood, pursuant to previous notice, asked and obtained leave to introduce 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 read, and ordered to be read a second time on tomorrow.
Mr. Fitzpatrick, pursuant to previous notice, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled An Act to authorise Mary W. Nuttall to sell so much of the real and personal cstate of the late William B. Nuttall, as she may deem neeessary to pay the debts of the said estate-ordered for a second reading on to-morrow.
Mr. Read asked and obtained leave, the rule being waived for that purpose, to introduce, without notice, a bill entitled An Act to indemnify the people of Florida for losses sustained during the insurrection of the Seminole Indians; which was read, and fifty copies ordered to be printed; and on his motion it is ordered that said bill be referred to a select committee.
Messrs. Read, Wood, Fitzpatick, Downing, and Long, are appointed on that committee.
Mr. Long gave notice that he shall on some future day introduce a bill to amend the charter of the St. Andrews and
Chipola Canal Company--and a bill to amend An Act concerning Estrays.
Mr. Downing moved that the memorial of R. K. Call and others, on the subject of Education and the University Lands, be taken from the table and referred to a select committeethe yeas and nays on said motion by Messrs. Fitzpatrick and Macon, were yeas, Messrs. Bryant, Downing, Fontane, Gillelan, Johnson, Levy, Read, Stewart, Williams, Wood and Wright; 11: Nays, Mr. President, Messrs. Campbell, Fitzpatrick, Hart, Kenan, Long, Macon, Marvin, McNeill, Shehee and Tabor; 11; so said motion is lost.
On motion of Mr. Wood, said memorial is referred to the committee on Schools and Colleges.
On motion of Mr. Wood, ordered that Mr. Read be added to the following standing committes, to wit: Judiciary committee, the Bank committee, Finance committee, committee on Schools & Colleges, committee on the State of the Ter: ritory, and the committee on Militia.
Mr. Fitzpatrick, from the select committee, to whom the same had been referred, made the following report:
The select committee to whom was referred the contested election between Thomas Livingston and Archibald McNeill, from Madison county, reported that they have examined carefully all the documents submitted in the case, and found in the election returns to the Executive Office, that Archibald McNeill received fifty-seven votes, and Thomas Livingston fifty votes. It appears, from the testimony taken in this case, that twelve illegal votes were given contrary to the 4th section of the Act of February 11th, 1834, prescribing the qualifications of voters for members of the Legislative Council in this Territory; but the committee find nothing to enable them to arrive at the knowledge, which of the candidates the illegal votes were given for. They, therefore, ask to be relieved from the further consideration of the mat
. R. FITZPATRICK,
Which was read and concurred in by the House.
On motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick it is ordered that printed copies be furnished to the members of this House of the following bills, to wit: a bill entitled An Act to Regulate the term of service and the fees of the Judges of County Courts and Notaries Public in this Territory; a bill to be entitled An Act to establish a Superior Court in the county of Dade in the Southern District of Florida ; and a bill entitled An Act to repeal An Act respecting the hostile Negroes and Mulat
toes in the Seminole Nation. And it is further ordered that the second reading of said bills be postponed until after said printed copies are furnished.
Mr Wright on a former day offered the following Preamble and Resolutions.
Whereas, at the last session of the Congress of the United States, an Act was passed entitled “ An Act to disapprove and annul certain acts of the Territorial Legislation of Florida, and for other purposes," whereby it is provided that several Acts of the Legislative Council of this Territory shall be amended, and that the power of this Legislative Council in relation to certain subjects of legislation shall in future be limited and restrained. And whereas, though it cannot be disputed, that Congress possesses the power which it has attempted to exercise, yet the exercise of this power is unusual, and particularly, in reference to acts of the Council which are purely local in their nature and calculated in no respect to affect the interests of the General Government. Therefore, resolved, that a select committee be appointed to consider and report upon this subject with instructions to the committee to propose a respectful remonstrance to Congress in relation thereto. Which was taken from the orders of the day, read, and adopted.
Messrs. Wright, Wood, Read, Fitzpatrick and Marvin, were appointed a select committee in conformity with the foregoing Resolution. .
Mr. Wood on a former day offered the following Preamble and Resolutions:
Whereas, the growing commercial importance of the city of St. Joseph, entitles it to the favorable and fostering notice of Government. And whereas, the depth and security of its harbor, and the facilities of communication with the interior, combine to render it an important depot for shipping.
Be it therefore resolved, by the Governor and Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, that the Congress of the United States be respectfully requested to cause the erection of a suitable Light-house on the most eligible point on Cape St. Blas.
Be it further resolved, That this Resolution be forthwith signed by the proper officers, and directed to the chairman of the committee on Territories. Which were on to day again read and passed.
The House then adjourned until to-morrow morning at 10 oclock.