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Also from the same committee, to whom was referred a bill entitled an Act, to aid and facilitate the construction of certain works of Internal Improvement in the Territory of Florida, reported the same with amendments, which report was concurred in by the House.

Also from the same committee, to whom was referred a bill entitled an Act, to incorporate the East Florida Rail Road company, passed February 7th, and approved Februa

ly 14th 1835, reported the same with amendments, which · report was concurred in.

Mr. Levy, from the select committee, who had been ap- . pointed for the purpose of preparing certain resolutions, made a report of a certain preamble and resolutions to the House, which was read, and 50 copies are ordered to be printed.

Also, from the same committee, a bill entitled an Act in addition to the several acts concerning crimes and misdemeanors, which was twice read, the rule beiny waived, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

An engrossed bill entitled an act concerning Jurors in the Southern District, was read a third time and passed. . Ordered that the title be as above stated.

A preamble and resolution, heretofore offered by Mr. Downing on the subject of land titles, was again read : the Yeas and Nays, being required on its passage, by Messrs. Fitzpatrick and Downing, were-Yeas, Messrs. Bryan, Downing, Fernandez, Fontane, Gilleland, Hart, Levy, Long, Marvin, Stewart, Williams, Wood, Wright, 13. Nays-Messrs. President, Brown, Campbell, Fitzpatrick, Johrison, Kenan, McNeill, Read, Robinson, Shehee, and Tabor, 11. So said preamble and resolution were passed.

A bill entitled an Act to divorce Tillithia Brooks from her husband John R. Brooks, was taken up for a third reading.

Mr. Wright, moved to postpone indefinitely the said bill. . The yeas and nays, being required thereon, by Messrs. Wright and Levy, were-Yeas, Messrs. Campbell, Fernandez, Fontane, Johnson, Kenan, Levy, Long, Read, Robinson, Shehee, Tabor, and Wright, 12. Navs, Messrs. President, Brown, Bryan, Downing, Fitzpatrick, Gilliland, Hart, Marvin, McNeill, Stewart, Williams and Wood, 12. So said mo. tion is lost, and it is ordered that said bill be placed among the orders of the day for Thursday next.

The House again went into committee of the whole on a bill entitled an 'Act, to incorporate the Southern College. After some time spent in consideration of said bill, the committee rose, and reported the same with amendments, which report was concurred in, and said bill was again read, the sec

ond time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tot: morrow.,

Mr. Read asked and obtained leave, the rule being for that purpose waived, to introduce a bill entitled an act, to admit Richard G. Wellford to practice as an Attorney and Counsellor at Law; which was read and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

A memorial to Congress on the subject of the School lands, was taken up to be again read.

Mr. Wood moved the indefinite postponement of the said memorial. The yeas, and nays being required on that motion, by Messrs., Tabor and Long, were-Yeas, Messrs. Bryan, Downing, Hart, Read, Shehee, Wood and Wright, 8. Nays, Campbell, Fernandez, Fontane, Fitzpatrick, Gilliland, Johnson, Kenan, Levy, Long, Marvin, McNeill, Robinson, Stewart, Tabor and Williams, 15. So said motion is lost, and said memorial is ordered to be laid on the table.

A bill entitled an Act, to incorporate the Washington Lumber company was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

A bill entitled an Act, for the relief of Mary Soland, was postponed till to-morrow.

A bill entitled an Act, to repeal an Act, therein mentioned. was read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a: third reading to-morrow.

The House went into committee of the whole, on a bill entitled an Act, to authorize the Territory of Florida to become a State. After some time spent in consideration of said bill, the committee rose, and Mr. Hart, chairman, therefrom reported progress, and asked that the committee have leave to sit again, which report was concurred in by the House.

A bill entitled an Act, to amend the charter of the city of Pensacola, was read the third time and passed, ordered that the title be as above stated.

The House again went into committee of the whole on a bill entitled an. Act, to amend the several Acts regulating the County Courts, after some time spent in consideration of said bill, the committee rose, and Mr. Brown, chairman reported said bill to the House amended, which report was concurred in and said bill is ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill entitled an Aci, for the relief of John W. Levinus, was read a third time and passed, ordered that the title be as above stated.

A bill entitled an Act, for the relief of Hannah Stuart, was postponed till to-morrow.

A bill entitled an Act, to increase the Capital stock, of the Lake Wimico, and St. Joseph Canal and Rail-Road company and to authorize the said company, to extend their Rail-Road to some point in Middle Florida, was read the second time, and it was ordered that thirty copies be printed.

A bill entitled an Act, to incorporate St. Joseph's Church in the city of St. Joseph, was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow. .

A bill entitled an Act, to incorporate Trinity Church in the town of Apalachicola, was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill entitled an Act, regulating the conveyances of nonresidents was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

His Excellency the Governor, transmitted to the House, by his private Secretary Mr. Copeland, the following communication:

TALLAHASSEE, 7th, FEB. 1837. To the Legislative Council of Florida. GENTLEMEN,

I have approved and deposited in the office of the Seeretary of the Territory, the following Acts:

An Act, entitled and repealing an Act, for the relief of grantees and claimants of land in certain cases, approved February 14th, 1835.

An Act to establish a ferry across the river St. Johns, at the Cow-ford, and

An Act to incorporate the town of St. Marks. - And I have disapproved, and herewith return to the Legislative Council, the following Acts:

An Act to repeal an Act, to provide for Appeals and Writs. of Error, in criminal cases. The propriety of allowing Appeals and Writs of Error in criminal cases, if acknowledged and provided for by Legislative enactments throughout the United States, is considered an important and indispensible privilege; if it be so in cases in which the right of property and fortune is alone concerned, it must be far more important, and should be held more sacred, in those cases involving life and reputation. I am therefore in favor of allowing writs of error and appeals, in criminal cases.

I have also rejected the Act entitled an Act, to incorporate the Franklin Bank of Florida, and

An Act entitled an Act, authorising John Whitehurst, guardian of the minor children of Sextus Camp, deceased, to sell certain lands in the county of Jackson. I object to the first act, because I consider the authority given the corporation to increase the capital stock more extensive than it should possess, and that the sum of one million of dollars, will be a capital quite sufficient. My objection to the second is, that the general laws of the Territory, afford a sufficient remedy in the case, and that it does not require special legislation.

Which was read, and on motion of Mr. Downing laid on the table.

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 read the seccond time, and laid on the table.

A bill entitled an Act, to amend an Act, entitled an Act, to incorporate a company to be called the St. Andrews and Chipola Canal company, was taken up and 30 printed copies ordered..

A bill entitled an Act, to incorporate the Central Bank of Florida, was laid on the table till to-morrow.

A bill entitled an Act, to incorporate the town of Quincy, was read the third time and passed, ordered that the title be

as afore stated. '. It is ordered that 30 copies be printed of a bill entitled an an Act to reorganize the militia of the Territory of Florida.

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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8th, 1837. The House met pursuant to adjournment: a quorum being present, the Journal of yesterday's proceedings was read.

On motion of Mr. Wood the House went into a re-consideration of a bill entitled an Act, incorporating the Franklin Bank of Florida, which had been on yesterday returned to this House, by his Excellency the Governor, with his objections. The House went into committce of the whole, on said bill, after some time spent in its consideration, the committee rose, and Mr. Downing, chairman, reported said bill to the House, so amended as to meet the objections to it, made by the Executive, which report was agreed to by the House, and said bill was read the second time and ordered for a third reading to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick, it is ordered that before the Council shall adjourn on any day during the present session, all orders of the day, shall first be disposed of, and that evening sessions shall be held to the end of the session, to enable the House, to dispose of the business before it, and the clerks to bring up the business accordingly.

On motion of Mr. Long, it is ordered that all bills heretofore sent from this House to be printed, and which are now

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required to be printed, shall be withdrawn from the printer, and placed among the orders of the day for tomorrow, and the printing thereof be dispensed with.

Mr. Wood, from the committee on Banks, reported a bill entitled an Act to alter and amend the Charter of the Union Bank of Florida. Which was read and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Macon from the committee on claims, to whom had boen referred the memorial of J. A. L. Norman, reported a bill entitled an Act for the relief of J. A. L. Norman, which was read and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Fontane from the committee on enrolments, reported the following Acts and resolutions as correctly enroled, viz:

An Act concerning Jurors in the Southern district of Florida.

An Act. to amend the several Acts now in force in this Territory, in relation to roads and highways.

A preamble and resolution requesting the Hon. J. M. White, our Delegate in Congress, to urge and procure the passage of a law, authorizing individuals whose titles to land are not confirmed and settled, to bring suits, vs. the United States, in the Courts of Florida..

Mr. Wood from the select committee, to whom had been referred the petition of Charles S. Tomlinson, reported a bill entitled an Act, to authorize Charles S. Tomlinson, to sell the real estate of Warde Burcham, deceased, which was read and ordered for a second reading to-morrow. .

Mr. Bryan from the select committee, to whom had been referred the petition of Francis J. Ross, praying for a divorce from his wife, reported a bill entitled an Act, for the relief of Francis J. Ross, and for other purposes, which was read and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

A bill entitled an Act, to exempt real estate and produce from Auction duty, was postponed till to-morrow.

A bill entitled an Act, to incorporate a company for the establishment of a ferry across the Ocilla river at the Flat ford, in Jefferson county, was read and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill entitled an Act, for the relief of Mary Falana, was read a third time, the yeas and nays being required on the question of its final passage by Messrs. Wood and Macon, were, Yeas,-Messrs. Brown, Campbell, Downing, Fitzpatrick, Hart, Marvin, McNeill ond Wood, 8. Nays, Messrs. President, Bryan, Fernandez, Fontane, Gilliland, Johnston, Kenan, Levy, Long, Macon, Read, Robinson, Shehee, Stew. art, Tabor, Williams and Wright, 17. So said bill is lost.

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