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On motion of Mr. HILL, of Gibson, the resolution was laid on the table.

COMMITTEE DISCHARGED.

Mr. HEISKELL, from the Judiciary Committee, reported back the proposition of Mr. Porter of Haywood, limiting the power of the Legislature to establish Courts of Record, and asked to be discharged from its further consideration. The Committee was discharged accordingly.

DISQUALIFICATIONS.

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Mr. MABRY called up his motion to reconsider the vote adopting Section 1, of Article IX, and the vote adopting said section was reconsidered.

Mr. CYPERT demanded the yeas and nays on the re-adoption of the section, which were ordered, and the section readopted. Yeas......

38 Nays.....

24 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Baxter, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Carter, Coffin, Cummings, Deaderick, Fentress, Fielder, Fulkerson, Gardner, Garner, Gibbs, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Kyle, Mabry, McNabb, Morris, Netherland, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Warner and Wright_38.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Branson, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Chowning, Cypert, Dibbrell, Doherty, Gibson, Ivie, Key, McDougal, Martin, Meeks, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, etc., Sample, Seay, Staley, Taylor, Walters and Williamson-24.

Ordered, that Article IX be referred to the Committee on Revision.

MERCHANTS' TAX. Mr. HOUSE, of Williamson, offered the following in lieu of the proposition submitted by him on Saturday :

The capital employed by merchants, in the purchase of merchandise, shall not be taxed at a rate higher than the ad valorem tax on property.

Pending the consideration of said proposition, the Convention adjourned until to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock.

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TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 22, 1870.

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

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

REPORT ON PRINTING.

Mr. GARNER, from the Committee on Printing, made the following report :

The majority of the Committee on Printing, to whom was referred the resolutions of Messrs. Williamson, Turner and Seay, relative to copying and printing the Constitution adopted by the Convention, and the Journal of this Body, have instructed me to report the following resolution, and recommend its adoption :

Resolved, That the Secretary of this Body remain at Nashville after the final adjournment of the Convention, and procure the printing by the Public Printers, in pamphlet form, of thirty thousand copies of the Constitution adopted by this body, and deliver four hundred copies thereof to each one of the Delegates to this Convention for general distribution among the people with all practicable dispatch.

Also, that the Secretary have said Constitution printed, as early as possible, as an advertisement, in two newspapers of general circulation, printed at Nashville, two at Memphis, and two at Knoxville, and in one paper in every other county in the State wherein a newspaper is printed ; and that the publishers of each of those papers be paid fifty dollars therefor.

Also, that the Secretary copy the Journal of the Proceedings of this Body in a well-bound book, written in a fair copy hand, and deposit said book at the Capitol among the archives of the State; and that he procure to be printed by the Public Printers, on good paper, and to be bound in sheep, 2500 copies of said Journal, first making out a full index thereto, and deposit 250 copies of said Journal with the State Librarian, and that he deliver 30 copies to each Delegate to this Body for distribution. For all which service the Secretary shall receive

dollars. Respectfully submitted,

JOHN E. GARNER, Chairman. On motion of Mr. GARNER, the report was taken up.

On motion of Mr. NICHOLSON, that part requiring the Secretary to cause the Constitution to be printed as an advertisement in different newspapers, was stricken out:

Mr. THOMPSON, of Davidson, moved that 100,000 copies of the Constitution be printed for general distribution, which was rejected.

Mr. BAXTER moved to print 75,000 copies of the Constitution, and demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and the motion rejected. Yeas......

27 Nays.....

.35 Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Chowning, Garner, Gaut, Gibson, Henderson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Giles, McNabb, Martin, Netherland, Parker, Porter of Henry, Sample, Shepard, Shelton, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson and Wright-27.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Arledge, Brown of Henry, etc., Carter, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Fulkerson, Gibbs, Gordon, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, Kennedy, Key, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, Morris, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Seay, Staley, Stephens, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters and Warner---35.

Mr. GARNER moved to print 50,000 copies, and demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and the motion was adopted. Yeas.......

...38 Nays....

23 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brown of Davidson, Chowning, Cypert, Deaderick, Doherty, Fulkerson, Garner, Gaut, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, Ivie, Jones of Giles, Key, McNabb, Martin, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Walters, Warner and Wright-38.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Brooks, Brown of Henry, etc., Carter, Coffin, Cummings, Dibbrell, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Gardner, Heiskell

, Kennedy, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, Morris, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Staley, Stephens, and Turner—23.

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Mr. BROOKS moved to print 55,000 additional copies, which was rejected.

On motion of Mr. GARNER, the compensation to be allowed the Secretary for the services required in the resolution of the committee, was fixed at $400.

Mr. HOUSE, of Montgomery, etc., moved to reconsider the vote rejecting that part of the resolution which authorized the printing of the Constitution in the newspapers.

Mr. FIELDER demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and the motion to reconsider rejected. Yeas....

....30 Nays.

...34 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Chowning, Cypert, Deaderick, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fulkerson, Garner, Hill of Warren, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Giles, Key, Martin, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Thompson of. Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Williamson and Wright-30.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Branson, Britton, Brown of Henry, etc., Carter, Coffin, Cummings, Dibbrell, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Gardner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Heiskell

, Henderson, Hill of Gibson, Kennedy, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Morris, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Staley, Stephens, Taylor, Walters and Warner-34.

On motion of Mr... WILLIAMSON, it was ordered that $25 additional be allowed the Secretary to purchase a book and stationery for the purpose of closing up the business of the Convention.

Mr. SHEPARD offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the copies of the amended Constitution shall be distributed among the several counties in proportion to the voting population of the same.

On motion of Mr. GARNER, the resolution was laid on the table. Mr. KENNEDY offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the roll containing the draught of the amended Constitution adopted by this Convention, and by it submitted to the people for their ratification or rejection, be enclosed by the Secretary in a case suitable for its preservation, and deposited among the archives of the State.

Which was adopted by the Convention.

NEW COUNTY.

Mr. MARTIN offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a new county may be formed out of fractions of the counties of Bedford, Lincoln and Franklin, so as to take a fraction off of the southeastern part of the County of Bedford, a fraction from the eastern part of the County of Lincoln, and a fraction from the northwestern part of the County of Franklin, so as the lines of said new county shall not approach the county seats of either of said Counties of Bedford, Lincoln and Franklin, nearer than eleven miles.

The resolution was ruled out of order by the Chair.

Mr. MARTIN appealed from the decision of the Chair and demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered and the decision of the Chair sustained :

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

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Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Fulkerson, Gardner, Garner, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Mabry, McDougal, MeNabb, Meeks, Morris, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Walters and Wright—54.

Those voting in the negative are:
Messrs. Henderson, Kyle, Martin, Netherland and Warner-5.

THE AMENDED CONSTITUTION.

Mr. BAXTER moved that the Convention proceed to read the amended Constitution.

Mr. NETHERLAND demanded the yeas and nays, and the motion was adopted :

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Those voting in the affirmative are :
Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Brandon, Brown of Henry, etc.,

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