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patrick, Kyle, McNabb, Meeks, Nicholson, Parker Sample, Staley, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury and Walters--29.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Brooks, Campbell, Carter, Coffin, Dibbrell, Doherty, Fentress, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Mabry, Martin, Morris, Netherland, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Taylor, Warner, Williamson and Wright-36.

Mr. WILLIAMSON moved to insert “ twenty" instead of “nineteen,” which was rejected.

Mr. PORTER, of Haywood, moved to lay the report of the Committee on the table.

Mr. BAXTER demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and the motion to lay on the table rejected. Yeas...

.... 21 Nays.....

44 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Campbell, Coffin, Dibbrell, Fentress, Fielder, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Mabry, Porter of Haywood, Shepard and Shelton—21.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Baxter, Blackburn, Blizard, Branson, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Byrne, Carter, Chowning Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Doherty, Finley, Fulkerson, Garii ner, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Martin, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Staley, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Walters, Warner, Williamson, Wright and President Brown—44.

Mr. PORTER, of Haywood, offered the following amendment to the report of the Committee: “ The General Assembly may, by general law, provide for the (:tablishment and maintenance of free schools for the gratuitous in struction of all the children of this State between the ages of and - years, and shall have power to provide such ways ana means for the maintenance and support of such schools as may le deemed expedient.” Mr. KIRKPATRICK moved to lay the amendment on the table.

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Mr. GARNER demanded the yeas and nays, which resulted as fol

lows:

Yeas....
Nays.....

..43 .19

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Baxter, Blackburn, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Byrne, Chowning, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Doherty, Finley, Gardner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, Jones of Lincoln, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Nicholson, Sample, Shepard, Staley, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Walters, Warner and Wright—43.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Campbell, Carter, Dibbrell, Fentress, Fielder, Fulkerson, Garner, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shelton and Williamson---19.

INTOXICATING LIQUORS.

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Mr. FIELDER moved to reconsider the vote by which Mr. Gaut's proposition in relation to the sale of intoxicating liquors was rejected.

Mr. JONES moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table.

Mr. BURKETT demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and the motion to lay on the table rejected.

Yeas.....
Nays.....

34 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Baxter, Blackburn, Brandon, Brown of Davidson, Campbell, Chowning, Cypert, Deavenport, Finley, Garner, Gibbs, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Key, Martin, Morris, Meeks, Nicholson, Porter of Henry, Seay, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Warner, Williamson and Wright-27.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Bate, Blizard, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Burkett, Byrne, Carter, Coffin, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Doherty, Fentress, Fielder, Gardner, Gaut, Gibson, Gordon, Heiskell, House of Williamson, House of Davidson, etc., Jones of Giles, Kirkpatrick, Kyle,

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Mabry, McNabb, Netherland, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Shepard, Staley and Walters—34.

The further consideration of the motion to reconsider was postponed to Wednesday next.

COMMON SCHOOLS FURTHER CONSIDERED.

The Convention proceeded to the consideration of the unfinished business of Saturday, the report of the Special Committee on Common Schools.

Mr. Taylor offered the following amendment:

Add to the end of paragraph after the word "purposes” the following:

Provided, The Legislature shall have power to establish such a system throughout the State, so as to prevent the instruction of white children and negro children at the same institution or free school.

Mr. HEISKELL offered the following amendment :

Strike out in first line of report of Committee : “It shall be the duty of the General Assembly," and insert “the General Assembly

may.”

Mr. FENTRESS offered the following in lieu of the report of the Committee :

The General Assembly may authorize the County Courts of each county in this State to levy and collect a school tax for free common school purposes, for the children in such counties between the ages of six and eighteen years; Provided, That in case any county shall establish common schools within the limits thereof, there shall be separate schools for white and negro children. .

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

AFTERNOON SESSION.

Mr. CAMPBELL offered the following in lieu of the report of the Committee on Common Schools:

“ It shall be the duty of the General Assembly to provide for the establishment of free schools for the gratuitous instruction of all the children of this State between the ages of six and eighteen years. For this purpose, the ordinary tax assessed by the State on polls, under the provisions of this Constitution, shall never be applied to other than for free school purposes,; and the General Assembly may, from time to time, provide such additional means as may be necessary for the support of a system of common schools."

Which amendment in lieu was, by the unanimous consent of his House, accepted by Mr. GORDON, the Chairman of the Committee.

Mr. TAYLOR demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of the amendment, which were ordered, and the amendment adopted. Yeas....

60 Nays.....

11 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Brandon, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Fulkerson, Gardner, Garner, Gibbs, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Staley, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Warner, Williamson and Wright—60.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Baxter, Blackburn, Blizard, Branson, Britton, Finley, Gibson, Gordon, Key, Kirkpatrick and Parker-11.

Mr. TAYLOR moved to amend his amendment by striking out from the first line the words “ have power," so that it will read:

Provided, The Legislature shall establish such a system throughout the State, so as to prevent the instruction of white children and negro children at the same institution or free school.”

Mr. BAXTER demanded the yeas and nays upon the adoption of the amendment, which were ordered, and the amendment adopted. Yeas.....

72 Nays....

1 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Branson, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Fin

ley, Fulkerson, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon,
Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of
Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Giles,
Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb,
Martin, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of
Haywood, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Staley,
Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner,
Walters, Warner, Williamson, Wright and President Brown--72.

Voting in the negative :
Mr. Jones of Lincoln-1.

Mr. BAXTER demanded the yeas and nays upon the adoption of
Mr. Heiskell’s amendment, which were ordered, and the amend-
ment adopted.
Yeas...

39 Nays...

35 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Brooks, Coffin, Cummings, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Fulkerson, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Mabry, McDougal, Martin, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shelton, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Turner, Warner, Williamson, Wright and President Brown-39.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Baxter, Blackburn, Blizard, Branson, Brandon, Britton, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Finley, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, Ivie, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McNabb, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Shelton, Staley, Thompson of Maury and Walters-35.

Mr. TAYLOR moved to reconsider the vote adopting the amend

ment.

Mr. HEISKELL moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table.

The yeas and nays were ordered, and the motion to lay on the table rejected. Yeas....

..33 Nays

40 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Brooks, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson,

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