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amendment will read: “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 the State bonds previously loaned to it.”

Which was rejected.
Mr. FENTRESS offered the following amendment:

Provided, That this clause shall not affect the obligation of any contract heretofore entered into by the State.

Mr. WILLIAMSON demanded the yeas and nàys on the adoption tion of the amendment, which were ordered, and the amendment rejected. Yeas..

33 Nays....

37 Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Allen, Branson, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cypert, Dibbrell, Fentress, Finley, Gardner, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Ivie, Key, Kyle, Mabry, Martin, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Seay, Shepard, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Warner, Williamson and Wright—33.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Bate, Baxter, Blackburn, Blizard, Brandon, Britton, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Cummings, Deaderick, Deavenport, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fielder, Garner, Gaut, Henderson, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Kirkpatrick, McDougal, McNabb, Meeks, Morris, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Sample, Shelton, Staley, Stephens, Turner and Walters—37.

Mr. DIBBRELL demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of the amendment reported by the Committee on Finance, which were ordered, and the amendment adopted. Yeas....

52 Nays....

20 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Bate, Baxter, Blackburn, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Carter, Chowning, Cummings, Deaderick, Deavenport, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fielder, Finley, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, McDougal, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Sample, Shelton, Staley, Stephens,

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Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Warner, Wright and President Brown—52.

Those voting in the negative are : " Messrs. Allen, Britton, Brooks, Byrne, Coffin, Cypert, Dibbrell, Fentress, Gibbs, Gibson, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McNabb, Nicholson, Seay, Shepard, Taylor, and Williamson-20.

Ordered that the section be referred to the Committee on Revision.

PAYMENT OF THE STATE DEBT.

Mr. DROMGOOLE called up his resolution, offered on yesterday, in relation to the payment of the State debt.

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

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

41 Nays...

27 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Burkett, Carter, Chowning, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Finley, Gardner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Meeks, Morris, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Shepard, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, and Thompson of Maury—41.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Burton, Byrne, Coffin, Cummings, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Garner, Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Martin, Netherland, Porter of Henry, Seay, Staley, Turner, Walters, Warner, Williamson, Wright and President Brown—27.

PUBLICATION OF NEW CONSTITUTION,

Mr. WILLIAMSON offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That for the information of the people an official copy of the amended Constitution, adopted by this Convention, be published in the two papers of largest circulation in the cities of Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis, and in one newspaper of largest circulation in each other county in which a newspaper is now published; and that 30,000 copies of the said amended Constitution be printed by the Public Printers for general distribution ; and that the newspapers publishing an official copy of the amenúed Constitution be paid fifty dollars each.

Which lies over under the rule.

ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE,
Mr. JONES, of Giles, offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Convention will adjourn sine die on Tuesday next, at 12 o'clock at noon.

Which lies over under the rules.

REPORT OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.

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Mr. HEISKELL, from the Committee on the Jndiciary, reported the following in lieu of the amendment proposed by Mr. Warner :

“No Convention or General Assembly of this State shall act upon any amendment of the Constitution of the United States proposed by Congress to the several States, unless such Convention or General Assembly shall have been elected after such amendment is submitted.

Mr. GIBSON demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of the amendment proposed by the Committee, which were ordered, and the amendment adopted. Yeas...

...62 Nays

7 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Britton, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Stepheng, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Warner, Williamson, Wright and President Brown--62.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Branson, Brooks, Finley, Gibson, Key, Parker, and Staley-7.

On motion of Mr. HEISKELL, the amendment was referred to the Committee on Revision.

REPRESENTATION.

Mr. SEAY called up the proposition submitted by him on yester

day, viz:

“No county, which has a representative at the date of the ratification of this Constitution, shall ever be deprived thereof under any apportionment made hereafter under the provisions of this Constitution;"

And demanded the yeas and nays on its adoption, which were ordered, and the amendment rejected. Yeas......

.19 Nays....

... 48 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Branson, Brooks, Byrne, Cummings, Cypert, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Finley, Gibson, McDougal, MeNabb, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Parker, Sample, Seay, Staley and Taylor--19.

Those voting in the negative are: Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Branson, Britton, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Deaderick, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Mabry, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Turner, Walters, Warner, Williamson and Wright—48.

REVISION.

Mr. STEPHENS, from the Committee on Revision, made the following report :

I beg leave to report that in revising Section 13, of Article 6, I have caused it to read as follows:

“Sec. 13. Judges of the Supreme Court shall appoint their Clerks, who shall hold their offices for the term of six years. Clerks of inferior courts, holden in the counties or districts, shall be elected by the qualified voters thereof for the term of four years. Any clerk may be removed from office for malfeasance, incompetency, or neglect of duty, in such manner as may be prescribed by law.

Mr. Ivie raised the point of order, that the Committee had transcended their powers in making the alterations reported by them.

The Chair decided the point of order not well taken.
Mr. HEISKELL demanded the yeas and nays on receiving the re-

port of the Committee, which were ordered, and the report received. Yeas..

.......46 Nays....

.16 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Deaderick, Doherty, Fielder, Finley, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Staley, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Williamson, Wright and President Brown-16...

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Arledge; Britton, Brooks, Burkett, Dibbrell, Gibson, Hill of Warren, Ivie, Mabry, McNabb, Martin, Parker, Sample, Taylor, and Warner--16.

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MERCHANTS' TAX.

Mr. STEPHENS introduced the following as an independent section :

“ The portion of a merchant's capital used in the purchase of merchandise sold by him to merchants and sent beyond this State, shall not be taxed at a rate higher than the ad valorem tax on property.

On motion of Mr. STEPHENS, the rules were suspended and the section taken up.

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

.42 Nays......

24 Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Byrne, Carter, Coffin, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Gardner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Mabry, MeÑabb, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Turner, Williamson and Wright—42.

Those voting in the negative are:
Messrs. Allen, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Burkett,

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