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ating the Lake Wimico and St. Joseph Canal and Rail Road Company.
And a bill entitled an Act to amend the incorporation of the city of St. Joseph; which were read and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.
Mr. Long gave notice that he will on to-morrow ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the laws regulating mortgages.
Mr. Marvin gave notice that he will on to-morrow ask leave to introduce a bill concerning the School Lands in this Territory. .
Also, a bill concerning the Jail in Key West.
Mr. Levy 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 crimes and misdemeanors; which was read and ordered for a second reading on to-morrow.
Mr. Wood, presented the petition of Charles S. Tomburson praying permission to sell the real estate of Warde Burcham, deceased, which was read and referred to a select committee. Messrs. Wood, Marvin and Brown were appointed on that committee.
Mr. Downing gave notice that he will on to-morrow, introduce a bill to organize the salaries of certain officers of this Territory.
Mr. Fitzpatrick, introduced a bill entitled an Act for the relief of John W. Simonton, which was read and ordered
His Excellency the Governor, transmitted to this House, by his private Secretary Mr. Copeland, the following eommunication, viz:
TALLAHASSEE, 14th FEB. 1837. To the Legislative Council. Gentlemen : I have approved and deposited in the office of the Secretary of the Territory, the following Acts:
An Act to declare Holmes Creek, in Washington county, a navigable stream.
An Act to establish a Superior Court, in the county of Dade, in the Southern district of Florida.
An Act to amend the charter of the Tallahassee Rail Road company.
I have disapproved and herewith return to the Legislative Council, an Aci, entitled an Act, to authorize Mary W. Nuttall, to sell'so much of the real and personal estate of the late William B. Nuttall, as she may deem necessary, to pay the debts of the said estate. And an Act to authorize Andrew
Young, administrator of Barna McKinne, deceased, and guardian of Richard McKinne, to sell certain lands and execute conveyances for the same. I object to the two Acts last mentioned, because in the opinion of the Executive, special legislation should never be resorted to, when the general laws of the country, afford an adequate remedy. And it is believed that the Act of the Legislative Council entitled an Act to enable Executors, Administrators and Guardians to sell the real and personal estate of Infants, “ approved 12th February, 1836, has given all the authority which can with propriety be conferred in either of the cases above mentioned.
R. K. CALL,
Gov. of Florida." Which was laid on the table.
Mr. Downing from the committee on the Judiciary, reported the following bill without amendment, to wit:
A bill entitled an Act to aid the administration of Justice in Monroe county, which report was concurred in, and said bill ordered to be placed among the orders of the day for to-morrow.
Mr. Fitzpatrick, from the select committee, to whom the · same was referred, reported unfavorably on the petition of Helen Davidson, which report was concurred in.
· The resolution offered on Saturday by Mr. Marvin, was amended in the House and adopted. It reads as follows, viz:
Resolved, that no bill shall be introduced into this House, unless from a committee, after Tuesday next, unless by consent of the whole House. And that this resolve, for this session be considered a rule of this House.
A bill entitled an Act to amend the several Acts now in force in this Territory, in relation to roads and highways, was read a third time, when the yeas and nays, were called for by Messrs. Tabor and Brown, on the question of its final passage, were, Yeas,-Mr. President, Messrs. Fitzpatrick, Johnson, Kenan, Long, Marvin, McNeill, Robinson, Shehee, Williams and Wood, 11. Nays, Messrs. Brown, Bryan, Campbell, Downing, Fernandez, Fontane, Hart, Levy, Tabor and Wright, 10 So said bill passed. Ordered that the title be as afore stated.
The House went into committee of the whole on a bill, entitled an Act regulating the fees of Notaries public, of the Territory of Florida. After some time, the committee rose, and Mr. Bryan, chairman, reported said bill to the House, and asked leave to sit again thereon, which report was concurred in.
A bill entitled an Act, to establish a ferry across the Suwanee river, at the upper mineral spring, in Hamilton connty, was read a third time, and passed. Ordered that the title be as afore stated.
A bill entitled an Act to prohibit the issue of Bills of a smaller denomination, than five dollars, by the Banking Institutions of this Territory, was, on motion of Mr. Wright indefinitely postponed
Thirty copies of a bill entitled an Act, to incorporate the Franklin Insurance company, were ordered to be printed.
Thirty copies of a bill entitled an Act, to incorporate the Florida Insurance company at Tallahassee, were ordered to be printed.
Thirty printed copies of 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, were ordered.
Thirty printed copies of a bill to amend the several Acts, heretofore passed, in relation to the Bank of Pensacola, were ordered.
Mr. Long, from the committee on Internal Improvements reported favourably on the petition of John Bellamy by a bill entitled an Act, to authorize John Bellamy to render the Ocilla river a navigable stream. The House went into committee of the whole, on said bill, after some time spent therein, the committee rose, and Mr. Wood, chairman, reported said bill to the House amended, which report was concurred in, and said bill is ordered for a second reading to-morrow. · The House then adjourned till to-morrow, 9 o'clock.
Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 1837. The House met pursuant to adjournment, a quorum being present, the Journal of yesterdays proceedings was read.
Mr. Tabor pursuant to previous notice, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled an Act to authorize John N. C. Stockton to establish a ferry across the Choctawhatchie river, which was read and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.
Mr. Downing, pursuant to previous notice, asked and obtained leave, to introduce a bill entitled an Act, to regulate the salaries of certain Territorial Officers; which was twice read, and ordered for a third reading to-morrow.
Mr. Levy, pursuant to previous notice, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled an Act relating to crimes
and misdemeanors committed by slaves; which was read and · ordered for a second reading to-morrow..
Mr. Levy without previous notice, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled an Act to prevent the unlawful and violent division of personal property; which was read, (the rule being waivedjand ordered for a second reading to-morrow.
Mr. Brown asked leave to introduce the following bill without previous notice, to wit:
A bill entitled an Act to incorporate Readsville, at the Gadsden mineral spring in Columbia County, which was granted him and said bill was twice read, (the rule being waived) and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.
Mr. Brown pursuant to previous notice asked and obtained leave to introducc a bill entitled an Act to authorize F. J. Ross to build a bridge over the Suwanee river, at the Gadsden spring in Columbia county, which was read and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.
Mr. Gilliland pursuant to previous notice, asked and obtained leave, to introduce a bill entitled an Act to provide for the more effectual protection of the Frontier, which was read and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.
Mr. Bryan presented the petition of F. J. Ross, praying for a divorce from his wife, Mary Ross, which was read and referred to a select committee. Messrs. Bryan, Downing and Marvin, were appointed on that committee.
Mr. Levy, from the committee on the state of the Terri- . tory, reported a bill entitled aa Act, incorporating the Florida Transportation company, with amendments which report was concurred in, and said bill is ordered to be placed among the orders of the day for to-morrow.
Mr. Downing, from the Judiciary committee, reported unfavorably on a bill entitled an Act authorizing the sale of the estate of Raiford Hair, deceased, which report was concurred in by the House. .
Mr. Fontane from the committee on enrolments, reported two resolutions, for the relief of William P. Duval and Mrs. Mary Chandler, administratrix of Edward Chandler, deceased, correctly enroled.
Mr. McNeill, from the committee on claims, made the following report:
The comminittee on claims, to whom was referred the petition and accounts of Thomas Eastin, late Marshal of the Southern Judicial district of Florida ; Report, that they have had the same under consideration, and that his accounts are in their opinion, in a considerable measure, composed of items
not allowable by law. And in other items, the charges are excessive. The law allows 4 cents per mile, for travelling to serve process, but it makes no allowance for horse, or boat hire, while performing that service, yet both items, are included in these accounts. A claim' for more than $740, is based upon a claim for services as bailiff, by one Cousins, and one Thowron, while your committee are informed they were acting as sworn deputies. But if they had a right to act as bailiffs, yet the charge is excessive, as four dollars per day, each, is allowed to them for these services. It has also been suggested that this same Cousins and Thowron had claims allowed them some years since by the Legislative Council, and your committee are informed, whether it may not have been for the same services.
Your committee consider the claims in their present shape and amount, illegal and unjust, and pray to be discharged from further consideration, all which is respectfully submitted.
: A, MCNEILL,
Chairman. Which was read, and concurred in by the House, and on motion of Mr. Wright, leave was given him, to withdraw the accounts which accompanied the petition of Thomas Eastin, and said accounts were withdrawn.
Mr. Long, from the committee on Internal Improvements made the following report: .
The committee on Internal Improvement, to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an Act, in relation to the Florida Peninsula and Jacksonville, and the Union Rail-Road company, report the bill favourable, so far as it relates to the Florida Peninsula and Jacksonville Rail-Road company; but are of the opinion, that it would be unwise and impolitic, for this Council to adopt the provisions of the bill, so far as they relate to the Union Rail-Road charter, as there are powers vested by that charter, which may very much retard the improvement of the Territory, or which may be used greatly to the injury of the whole, by furthering the views of Foreign companies, in erecting roads through the Territory.
R. H. LONG,
Chairman. Which was read and concurred in. .
Also from the same committee, to whom was referred a bill to incorporate the St. Johns river Land and Lumber company, reported the same without amendment, which report was concurred in.