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ing, Coffin, Cypert, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Fentress, Finley, Gardner, Gaut, Gordon, Heiskell, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Kennedy, Key, McDougal, Meeks, Morris, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Staley, Stephens, Turner, Walters, Williamson and Wright-41.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Arledge, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Carter, Deaderick, Dromgoole, Fielder, Fulkerson, Garner, Gibbs, Gibson, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McNabb, Martin, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, and Warner-30.

Mr. DROMGOOLE offered the following amendment to Section 28:

All lands held by deed, grant or entry, town lots, bank stock, State bonds and government securities of any kind, and such other property as the Legislature may, from time to time, deem expedient shall be taxable, except property held by the State, by counties, towns or cities, and used exclusively for public purposes, and all buildings used purely for religious, charitable or educational purposes, together with $500, and the direct produce of the soil in the hands of the producer, which shall be exempt from taxation.

Mr. KENNEDY demanded the question.
The yeas and nays were ordered, and the demand sustained.
Yeas...

40 Nays...

31 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Chowning, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Fulkerson, Gardner, Gaut, Gordon, Heiskell, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Kennedy, Key, McDougal, McNabb, Meeks, Morris, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Turner, Walters, Williamson and Wright--40,

Those voting in the negative are: Messrs. Arledge, Branson, Britton, Carter, Coffin, Cypert, Deaderick, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Garner, Gibbs, Gibson, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, Martin, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Staley, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury and Warner--31,

The question recurring upon the adoption of the first paragraph

yeas and

of Section 28, as amended, Mr. Jones, of Lincoln, demanded the

nays, which were ordered, and the paragraph adopted. Yeas.....

.39 Nays..

... 33 Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Chowning, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Gardner, Gaut, Gordon, Heiskell, House of Williamson, House of Davidson, etc., Kennedy, Key, McDougal, McNabb, Meeks, Morris, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Turner, Walters, Williamson and Wright—39.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Branson, Britton, Carter, Coffin, Cypert, Deaderick, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Eulkerson, Garner, Gibbs, Gibson, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Ivie, Jones of Giles, Jones of Lincoln, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, Martin, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Staley, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury and Warner-33.

Mr. GARDNER moved to reconsider the vote adopting the paragraph, and further moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table, which latter motion was adopted,

The Convention took a recess until 23 o'clock P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

Mr. GARDNER offered the following amendment:

Section 28, Paragraph 2. After the words “to its " in the first line, insert the words - cash market," and after the words “so that them in the second line, insert the following, “manner shall be uniform, and rate of valuation;" and in the second line strike out the words “ and uniform," so as to make the paragraph read :

All property shall be taxed according to its cash market value, that value to be ascertained in such manner as the Legislature shall

direct, so that the manner shall be uniform, and the rate of valuation shall be equal throughout the State. No one species of property, from which a tax may be collected, shall be taxed higher than any other species of property of the same value.

Mr. GARNER demanded the previous question, which was sustained.

Mr. JONES, of Lincoln, demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of Mr. Gardner's amendment, which were ordered, and the amendment adopted. Yeas.....

...36 Nays......

..33 Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Bate, Baxter, Brandon, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Coffin, Cypért, Deavenport, Doherty, Fentress, Gardner, Gaut, Gordon, Heiskell, House of Williamson, House of Davidson, etc., Ivie, Kyle, McDougal, Meeks, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Maury, Turner and Wright_36.

Those voting in the negative are:
Messrs. Allen,

Arledge, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Carter, Chow ning, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Dromgoole, Fielder, Finley, Fulkerson, Garner, Gibbs, Gibson, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirpatrick, Martin, Morris, Netherland, Parker, Sample, Thompson of Davidson, Walters, Warner and Williamson--33.

Mr. JONES, of Lincoln, demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of the paragraph as amended, which were ordered, and the paragraph adopted. Yeas...

42 Nays......

28 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Bate, Baxter, Brandon, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Coffin, Cypert, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Fentress, Finley, Gardner, Gaut, Gordon, Heiskell, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Kennedy, Key, McDougal, McNabb, Meeks, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Staley, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Williamson and 'Wright—42.

Those voting in the negative are :
Messrs. Arledge, Blizard, Branson, Britton, Burkett, Carter,

Chowning, Deaderick, Dromgoole, Fielder, Fulkerson, Garner, Gibbs, Gibson, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Martin, Morris, Netherland, Parker, Sample, Thompson of Davidson and Warner28.

On motion of Mr. WILLIAMSON, the vote adopting the paragraph was reconsidered.

Mr. GARDNER, stating that his amendment was not in lieu of paragraph 2, but as an amendment thereto, it was ruled out of order by the Chair, as it proposed more than one amendment, and to different portions of the section.

Mr. WILLIAMSON offered the following amendment:

Strike out the words “ the same” in second line, Paragraph 2, Section 28, and insert "taxes."

Mr. BAXTER proposed the following amendment:

Strike out of the 6th line the following words, “ so that the same shall be equal and uniform throughout the State," so that the sentence will read as follows:

All property shall be taxed according to its value, that value to be ascertained in such manner as the Legislature may direct.

Mr. BAXTER subsequently withdrew his amendment.

Mr. WILLIAMSON's amendment was then adopted, and the paragraph, as thus amended, was adopted by the Convention.

Mr. JONES, of Lincoln, offered the following amendment to paragraph 3, of Section 28:

Strike out of lines ten and eleven the words, "five hundred, dollars per annum to be graduated as the Legislature shall direct,” and insert, " which shall not exceed the ad valorem tax.”

Mr. STEPHENS proposed the toilowing in lieu of Mr. Jones' amendment: After the words “

per annum in tenth line, insert, “and which shall in no case exceed the ad valorem tax assessed upon the same

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person.

Which was accepted Mr. JONES.

Mr. JONES, of Lincoln, demanded the yeas and pays upon the adoption of the amendment, which were ordered, and the amendment rejected.

Yeas...
Nays......

..37 Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Blizard, Brooks, Brown of David

...33

son, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Dibbrell, Doherty, Finley, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Heiskell, Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Key, Kyle, McNabb, Meeks, Morris, Porter of Haywood, Shepard, Staley, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner and Warner--33.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Baxter, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Byrne, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Fulkerson, Gardner, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Kirkpatrick, McDougal, Martin, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Shelton, Walters, Williamson and Wright-37.

Mr. BROWN, of Davidson, offered the following amendment to paragraph 3:

Strike out the word “privileges,” and insert, “such occupations as are not permanent in their character, or one special in their nature."

Mr. CARTER offered the following in lieu of the paragraph (3) reported by the Committee :

But the Legislature shall have power to tax merchants, peddlers and privileges, in such manner as they may from time to time direct.

The further consideration of the amendments was postponed until to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. THOMPSON, of Davidson, the Convention adjourned until 92 o'clock to-morrow morning.

FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 11, 1870,

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment, Mr. President BROWN in the Chair.

Prayer by the Rev. Dr. KELLY,
The Journal of yesterday was read, corrected and approved.

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