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House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Mabry, McDougal, Martin, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Shelton, Stephens, Turner, Warner and Williamson–33.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Baxter, Blackburn, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Finley, Fulkerson, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, House of Williamson, Ivie, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McNabb, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Staley, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Walters and Wright~40.

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

On motion of Mr. BAXTER, leave of absence was granted Mr. Fulkerson for the balance of the session of the Convention on account of sickness in his family.

On motion of Mr. PORTER, of Henry, the Convention adjourned until to-morrow morning, at 92 o'clock,

TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15, 1870.

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

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. SAMPLE, a member of the Convention. The Journal of yesterday was read, and approved,

HOURS OF MEETING AND ADJOURNMENT.

Mr. Gaut submitted the following resolution :
Resolved, That hereafter the Convention meet at 9 o'clock A. M.,

take a recess at 1 o'clock P. M., meet at 2 o'clock P. m., and adjourn at 7 o'clock P. M.

On motion of Mr. GAUT, the rules were suspended, and the resolution taken up:

Mr. PORTER, of Haywood, moved to amend the resolution by striking out “ seven” and inserting “ six.”

Mr. JONES, of Lincoln, moved to amend Mr. Gaut's resolution by striking out, “and adjourn at 7 o'clock P. M.,” which amendment was adopted.

Mr. THOMPSON, of Maury, offered the following in lieu of Mr. Gaut's amendment:

Resolved, That hereafter the Convention will meet at 9 o'clock A, M., and adjourn to 3 o'clock P. M.

On motion of Mr. BAXTER, the resolution of Mr. Gaut, and the resolution in lieu, were laid on the table.

FREEDOM OF THE HALL.

Mr. THOMPSON, of Davidson, submitted the following resolution :

Be it resolved, That the freedom of the hall, during the sitting of the Convention, is tendered to the Hon. C. F. Trigg, now holding an adjourned session of the United States District Court in Nashville.

The rules were suspended, and the resolution adopted.

COMMON SCHOOLS FURTHER CONSIDERED.

The Convention proceeded to the consideration of the unfinished business of yesterday, the pending question being Mr. TAYLOR'S motion to reconsider the vote adopting Mr. Heiskell's amendment.

Mr. TAYLOR demanded the yeas and nays upon the adoption of his motion, which were orderod, and the motion to reconsider adopted. Yeas.....

37 Nays..

34 Those vocing in the affirmative are: Messrs. Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Finley, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, House of Williamson, Ivie, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry,

MeNabb, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Samp'e,
Shepard, Staley, Taylor and Walters—37.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Coffin, Cummings, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Montgomery, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, McDougal, Martin, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shelton, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Warner, Williamson and Wright-34.

Mr. GARNER demanded the previous question.

The question recurring on Mr. HEISKELL's amendment, Mr.
Jones, of Lincoln, demanded the yeas and nays on its adoption,
which were ordered, and the amendment rejected.
Yeas..

30 Nays....

40 Those voting in the affimative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Coffin, Cummings, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Montgomery etc., Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shelton, Stephens, Turner, Warner, Williamson and Wright—30.

Those voting in the negative are

Messrs. Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Finley, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, House of Williamson, Ivie, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Shepard, Staley, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury and Walters_40.

The question recurring on Mr. FENTRESS' amendment, Mr. Burton asked for a division of the question.

The Chair decided the question divisible.

Mr. HEISKELL demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of the first clause of the amendment, which were ordered, and it was rejected. Yeas...

19 Nays.....

53 Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Arledge, Bate, Brooks, Fentress, Fielder, Gibbs, Heis

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kell, Hill cf Warren, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shelton, Stephens, Taylor and Warner-19.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell

, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Finley, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibson, Gordon, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, Ivie, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Shepard, Staley, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Williamson, Wright and President Brown-53. The remainder of the amendment of Mr. FENTRESS wa

ruled out of order by the Chair, it having been acted on by the Convention on yesterday.

The question recurring on Mr. Campbell's amendment, Mr. GARNER demanded the yeas and nays on its adoption, which were ordered, and the amendment adopted. Yeas..

..52 Nays...

...17 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Blizard, Branson, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Doherty, Finley, Gardner, Gaut, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, House of Williamson, Ivie, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Staley, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Walters, Warner, Williamson, Wright and President Browu-52.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Bate, Dibbrell, Dromgoole, Fentress, Garner, Gibbs, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Porter of Haywood, Shelton, Stephens and Turner-17.

Mr. JONES, of Lincoln, offered the following amendment :
Add to the Section the following:

“ The whole amount of tax collected under this Section shall be paid over immediately by the Tax Collector to the County Trustee to be appropriated to, and expended in the counties from which the same shall be collected respectively."

Mr. THOMPSON, of Davidson, offered the following in lieu of Mr. Jones' amendment :

Be it resolved, That all State taxes on polls shall be paid over to the County Trustee by the Tax Collector, to be applied under the instructions of the County Courts for the purpose of Common Schools in which persons between the ages of six and eighteen may be taught to read and write without charge.”

Mr. JONES, of Lincoln, subsequently withdrew his amendment and offered the following:

Add to the end of the Section :

The whole amount of taxes collected for Common Schools, under this Section, shall be paid over directly to the proper fiscal officer of the several counties of the State, in which the same may be collected and under the direction of the County Court, shall be expended for the support of Common Schools in the respective counties. The taxes appropriated under this Section shall be raised from poll taxes alone.

Mr. THOMPSON, of Davidson, withdrew his amendment in lieu.

Mr. KIRKPATRICK called for the previous question, which was sustained.

Mr. BAXTER demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of Mr. Jones' amendment, which were ordered, and the amendment rejected. Yeas..

..33 Nays...

...38 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Bate, Brooks, Cummings, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gibbs, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Davidson, etc., Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Netherland, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Turner, Warner, Williamson and Wright-33.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Blackburn, Blizard, Branson, Brandon, Britton, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Finley, Gaut, Gibson, Henderson, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Morris, Meeks, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Staley, Thompson of Maury and Walters-—38.

Mr. HEISKELL offered the following amendment : “But the Legislature shall not be required to levy a tax for the

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