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Gardner, Gibbs, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, Kennedy, Kyle, Mabry, Morris, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Staley, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Walters, Williamson and Wright—40.

Mr. PORTER, of Haywood, demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of his amendment in lieu, which were ordered and the amendment rejected. Yeas.....

23 Nays...,

.46 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cypert, Deavenport, Fielder, Gaut, Gibson, Henderson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, McDougal, McNabb, Meeks, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Seay, Staley and Turner--23.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Baxter, Blackburn, Blizard, Brandon, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Cummings, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Finley, Gardner, Garner, Gibbs, Gordon, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kyle, Mabry, Martin, Morris, Netherland, Nicholson, Sample, Shepard, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Walters, Warner, Williamson and Wright—46.

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

34 Nays.....

38 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Baxter, Blackburn, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Dromgoole, Fentress, Finley, Gibbs, Gibson, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Kennedy, Key, McNabb, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Turner and Williamson--34.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Britton, Brooks, Campbell, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, Martin, Morris, Meeks, Porter of Haywood, Staley, Stephens, Taya lor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Walters, Warner, Wright and President Brown=38.

Mr. BAXTER demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of the Report of the Committee, which were ordered and the report rejected. Yeas..

27 Nays..

44 Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Allen, Blackburn, Blizard, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Byrne, Campbell, Cypert, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Finley, Gardner, Gaut, Heiskell, House of Williamson, Mabry, Porter of Haywood, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Wright and President Brown--27.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Arledge, Bate, Baxter, Branson, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Burkett, Burton, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Deaderick, Fielder, Garner, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Jónes of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kyle, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Staley, Walters, Warner and Williamson-44.

Mr. JONES, of Giles, offered the 6th Section of Article II of the Constitution of 1834, in lieu of all pending propositions, and demanded the previous question, which was sustained.

Mr. JONES, of Giles, demanded the yeas and nays on his amendment, which were ordered and the amendment adopted. Yeas...

...52 Nays...

...19 Those voting in the affirmative are: · Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Baxter, Blackburn, Branson, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Burkett, Burton, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fielder, Finley, Garner, Gaut, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kyle, McDougal, -MeNabb, Martin, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Seay, Staley, Taylor, Thompson of Maury, Walters, Warner and Williamson-52.

Those voting in the negative are :
Messrs. Blizard, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc.,

Byrne, Campbell, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Fentress, Gardner, Gibbs, Heiskell, Mabry, Porter of Haywood, Shepard, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Turner, Wright and President Brown-19.

Mr. BATE moved to reconsider the vote adopting the 6th Section of Article XI, and further moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table, and demanded the yeas and nays on the latter motion, which were ordered, and the motion to lay on the table adopted. Yeas......

..38 Nays.....

.31 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Bate, Branson, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Burton, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cypert, Deaderick, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fielder, Garner, Gaut, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kyle, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Staley, Walters and Warner-38.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Baxter, Blizard, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Byrne, Campbell, Cummings, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Fentress, Gardner, Gibbs, Heiskell, House of Williamson, Kennedy, Key, Mabry, Porter of Haywood, Seay, Shepard, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Williamson, Wright and President Brown-31.

Mr. GIBBS offered the following amendment to 6th Section, Article XI:

But the Legislature may provide for a conventional rate of in

terest.

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

40 Nays.....

24 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Dibbrell, Doherty, Fentress, Fielder, Gardner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Heiskell, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Kennedy, Key, Mabry, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Seay, Shepard, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Williamson, Wright and President Brown-40.

Those voting in the negative are:
Messrs. Arledge, Bate, Blizard, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Carter,

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Clowning, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dromgoole, Garner, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kyle, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Sample, Staley and Warner-24.

Mr. Henderson offered the following proviso:

“But no person, company or corporation shall be held liable as security for another upon any debt, contract or undertaking bearing a higher rate of interest than six per cent. per annum.

Pending which the Convention took a recess.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

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Mr. HENDERSON's amendment being the pending question, Mr. Jones, of Lincoln, called for the question, and demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of Mr. Henderson's amendment, which were ordered, and the amendment rejected. Yeas.....

20 Nays.....

42 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Branson, Britton, Brooks, Deavenport, Garner, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Key, Kyle, MeNabb, Morris, Netherland, Sample, Staley, Walters and Warner-20.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Gardner, Gaut, Gibbs, Heiskell, Éill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Kennedy, Kirkpatrick, McDougal, Martin, Porter of Haywood, Seay, Shepard, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Turner, Williamson, Wright and President Brown-42.

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Mr. CYPERT offered the following proviso, as an amendment to Section 6, Article XI:

Provided, The Legislature shall have no power to enact any law allowing a higher rate of interest than ten per cent. per annum.

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

.53 Nays....

...15 Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, Hill of Warren, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Staley, Taylor, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Warner and Wright-53.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Arledge, Baxter, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Campbell, Fentress, Gibbs, Heiskell, Hill of Gibson, Kennedy, Porter of Haywood, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson and Williamson--15.

On motion of Mr. FENTRESS, leave of absence was granted Mr. Campbell on account of sickness.

STATE AID TO RAILROADS.

The Convention proceeded to the consideration of the following report of the Committee on Finance :

“No bonds of the State shall be issued to any railroad company which, at the time of its application for the same, shall be in default in paying the interest upon State bonds previously loaned to it, or that shall hereafter, and before such application, sell, or absolutely dispose of, any State bonds loaned to it for less than par.”

Mr. JONES, of Lincoln, demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of the report of the Committee, which were ordered, and the report rejected by a tie vote. Yeas...

..34 Nays...

..34 Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Arledge, Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Brown of Davidson,

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