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Mr. MARTIN moved to amend by adding to the fifth line: "And shall have been a resident of the State five years, and of the circuit or district one year before his election;" which was adopted, and the section, as amended, was adopted by the Convention.

Mr. GIBSON offered the following amendment to Section 6:

Insert between the words “office” and “by," in first line, the words, “ for crime, corruption, habitual drunkenness, incompetency, or neglect of duty.”

Mr. FENTRESS offered the following in lieu of Mr. Gibson's amendment :

Insert after the word “ State," first line, the words, " for official corruption, or for continued neglect of duty, or continued incapacity of any kind to perform the duties of his office.”

Mr. HEISKELL moved to lay the amendment of Mr. Gibson, and the amendment in lieu by Mr. Fentress on the table, and demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and the motion to lay on the table rejected. Yeas....

31 Nays..

41 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Baxter, Blizard, Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Byrne, Coffin, Cummings, Gardner, Gibbs, Heiskell, Henderson, Hilí of Warren, House of Davidson, etc., Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Kennedy, Key, Mabry, McDougal, Morris, Meeks, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Shelton, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Warner and Williamson-31.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Bate, Blackburn, Branson, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentréss, Fielder, Finley, Fulkerson, Garner, Gaut, Gibson, Gordon, Hill of Gibson, House o Williamson, Jones of Giles, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McNabb, Martin, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Staley, Stephens, Walters and Wright—41.

Mr. TURNER gave notice that he should offer the following amendment:

Add at the end of line 8th ; Provided, The causes of his removal are such as are prescribed by a general law of the land, passed by a Legislature prior to the one taking action thereon. Mr. CAMPBELL demanded the previous question, which demand was sustained, and the question recurring on the adoption of Mr. Fentress' amendment in lieu of Mr. Gibson's.

Mr. CAMPBELL demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and Mr. Fentress' amendment in lieu was adopted. Yeas....

39 Nays....

33 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Bate, Blizard, Brandon, Britton, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Campbell, Carter, Coffin, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Fulkerson, Gardner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gordon, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Jones of Giles, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McDougal, Martin, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Shepard, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Turner, Warner, Williamson and Wright—39.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Baxter, Blackburn, Branson, Brooks, Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Byrne, Chowning, Cummings, Dibbrell, Doherty, Finley, Garner, Gibson, Heiskell, Henderson, House of Williamson, House of Davidson, etc., Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Kennedy, Key, Mabry, McNabb, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Seay, Shelton, Staley, Taylor, Thompson of Maury, and Walters--33.

Mr. HEISKELL demanded the ayes and nays upon the adoption of Mr. Fentress' amendment, which were ordered, and the amendment was. lost by a tie yote. Yeas..

36 Nays.....

36 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Bate, Blackburn, Branson, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cypert, Deaderick, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Fulkerson, Gardner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Hill of Gibson, Jones of Giles, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McNabb, Martin, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Shepard, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, and Wright -36.

Those voting in the negative are ::

Messrs. Baxter, Blizard, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Cummings, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Garner, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Kennedy, Key, Mabry, McDougal, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Shelton, Staley, Taylor, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Warner and Williamson---36.

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(Previous to the offering of and action of the Convention on the amendments of Messrs. GIBSON and FENTRESS, Section 6 was, on motion of Mr. Jones, of Lincoln, amended by striking out the words “elected to each House," and inserting “to which each House shall be entitled,which was adopted by the Convention.)

The Convention took a recess to 21 o'clock P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

Mr. HEISKELL demanded the yeas and nays upon the adoption of Section 6, which were ordered, and the section was adopted.

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Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Deaderick, Fielder, Garner, Gaut, Gibson, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Meeks, Nicholson, Staley, Taylor, Thompson of Maury, Warner and Wright—38.

Those voting in the negative are : Messrs. Bate, Branson, Brown of Davidson, Campbell, Cypert, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fulkerson, Garner, Gibbs, Hill of Gibson, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Martin, Morris, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Turner, Walters and Williamson-29.

Mr. HEISKELL moved to reconsider the vote adopting Section 6, and further moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table.

Mr. TAYLOR demanded the yeas and nays on the motion to lay

the motion to reconsider on the table, which were ordered, and the motion to lay on the table rejected. Yeas....

34 Nays.....

39 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, · Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Britton, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Cummings, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Doherty, Fielder, Gaut, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McNabb, Netherland, Nicholson, Porter, Staley and Wright-34.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Bate, Blackburn, Branson, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Campbell, Coffin, Cypert, Dromgoole, Fentress, Finley, Fulkerson, Gardner, Garner, Gibbs, Gibson, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, McDougal, Martin, Morris, Meeks, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Warner and Williamson-39.

Mr. HEISKELL withdrew his motion to reconsider.

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Mr. THOMPSON, of Maury, renewed the motion to reconsider.

Mr. BAXTER demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and the motion to reconsider was sustained. Yeas....

37 Nays...

36 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Bate, Blackburn, Branson, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Campbell, Chowning, Coffin, Cypert, Dromgoole, Fentress, Finley, Fulkerson, Gardner, Garner, Gibbs, Gibson, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, Jones, of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Martin, Morris, Meeks, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Turner, Walters, Warner and Williamson-37.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Carter, Cummings, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Doherty, Fielder, Gaut, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Netherland, Nicholson, Porter of Henry, Staley, Thompson of Maury, and Wright–36.

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Mr. PORTER, of Haywood, moved to strike out the whole of Section 6.

Mr. HEISKELL demanded the previous question on the motion to strike out.

Mr. TURNER demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and the demand for the previous question was rejected. Yeas...

29 Nays

43 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Baxter, Blackburn, Blizard, Brandon, Britton, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Carter, Deaderick, Doherty, Gaut, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McNabb, Netherland, Nicholson, Porter of Henry, Shelton, Staley and Wright-29.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Branson, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Campbell, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Dibbrell, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Fulkerson, Gardner, Garner, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, McDougal, Martin, Morris, Meeks, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Warner and Williamson -43.

Mr. TURNER offered the following amendment:

Add at the end of line 8th; Provided, The causes of his removal are such as are prescribed by a general law of the land, passed by a Legislature prior to the one taking action thereon."

Mr. FENTRESS offered the following in lieu of Mr. Turner's.

Article VI, Section 6, insert after the word “State” in the first line the following : “For official corruption or for continued neglect of duty, or incapacity of any kind to perform the duties of his office.”

Mr. GIBSON moved that Section 6, and all the pending amendments be committed to a Select Committee of seven to be appointed by the President.

Mr. BLIZARD demanded the Previous Question.
Mr. TURNER demanded The Questionwhich was sustained.

A vote was taken upon Mr. Gibson's motion to commit, and was rejected.

Mr. FENTRESS's amendment was rejected.
Mr. TURNER's amendment was rejected.

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