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amount of such collection, and for all public money with which he may have been entrusted.

Mr. GIBBS offered the following in lieu of Mr. Kirkpatrick's amendment:

After the word "assembly," in second line, insert the following: “Or hold any other civil office under the State Government."

Which was adopted in lieu, and then adopted as an amendment to Section 25; and the section, as thus amended, was adopted by the Convention.

Sections 26 and 27 were adopted by the Convention without amendment.

Section 28 was paseed over informally.

Mr. KENNEDY entered a motion to reconsider the vote adopting Section 23, and gave notice that he should, if reconsidered, move to amend the same by striking out the words “or adjourned,” in the fourth line.

All further consideration of the report was postponed until Monday next.

COMMITTEE ON COMMON SCHOOLS.

The PRESIDENT announced, as the Special Committee on Common Schools, etc., Messrs. Gordon, Brown of Davidson, Kirkpatrick, Gibson, Baxter, Meeks, and Taylor.

On motion, the Convention adjourned until Monday morning, at 9 o'clock.

MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 31, 1870,

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

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. MCNEELEY.
The Journal of Saturday was read, corrected and approved.

HOURS OF MEETING AND ADJOURNMENT.

Mr. BRITTON submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, That it shall be the established rule of this House, until otherwise ordered, to meet at 93 o'clock A. M., and adjourn at 4 o'clock, which lies over under the rules.

RESOLUTION WITHDRAWN.

Mr. BROOKS asked and obtained leave to withdraw the resolution introduced by him on a former day, to create a new county out of portions of Jackson and Overton Counties, for purposes of amendment.

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Mr. Gaut presented a memorial from sundry citizens of Bradley County, praying that the Constitution be so amended that the Legislature shall have entire control of the subject of tippling and tippling houses, which was, without being read, referred to the Committee on Miscellaneous Provisions.

RIGHTS OF MARRIED WOMEN.

Mr. KIRKPATRICK submitted the following resolution, which was read and referred to the Committee on Miscellaneous Provisions :

Resolved, That the Constitution be amended by incorporating therein the following provision, to-wit :

Sec. — The property and pecuniary rights of every married woman, at the time of marriage, or afterward acquired by gift, devise, or inheritance, shall not be subject to the debts or contracts of the husband, and laws shall be passed providing for the registration of the wife's separate property.

MEMORIAL. Mr. SEAY presented a memorial from sundry citizens of Smith, Sumner, and Macon Counties, praying the creation of a new county out of portions of said counties, which, without being read, was referred to the Committee on New Counties and County Lines :

COMMON SCHOOLS.

Mr. GARDNER submitted the following resolution, which was read and referred to the Committee on Common Schools :

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Resolved, That the Committee on Common Schools inquire and report the propriety of dedicating to educational purposes, such portion of the proceeds of the poll-tax hereafter, as shall be in excess of the amount received from that source in the year 1869. Such excess to be invested by the Legislature in such manner as may be prescribed by law, for the benefit of common schools in this State, the principal not to be used until the fund amounts to half a million of dollars.

MEMORIALS.

Mr. FENTRESS presented a memorial from sundry citizens of Hardeman and Fayette Counties, praying the creation of a new county out of portions of said counties, which, without being read, was referred to the Committee on New Counties and County Lines.

Mr. SAMPLE presented a memorial from a large number of citizens against the creation of a new county out of portions of Hawkins, Jefferson and Greene, which, without being read, was referred to the Committee on New Counties and County Lines.

BANK OF TENNESSEE.

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

Be it resolved, That in view of the undoubted intention of the State of Tennessee to pay all of her indebtedness, and in view of the embarrassed condition of the State, the Committee on Finance be instructed to enquire and report upon the expendiency of rechartering the Bank of Tennessee: And at the same time to enquire and report upon the advisability of memorializing Congress to remit in favor of the Bank of Tennessee the restrictions and penalties imposed on State Banks by the National Banking system.

Which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT FURTHER CONSIDERED.

The Convention proceeded to the consideration of the unfinished business of Saturday--the report of the Committee on the Legislative Department.

Mr. KENNEDY called up his motion to reconsider the vote adopting Section 23, and the same was reconsidered by the Convention.

Mr. KENNEDY submitted the following amendment, which was adopted by the Convention :

Strike out " or adjourned,” in the fourth line.

Mr. BAXTER proposed to amend the Section further by striking out the following words :: “But no member shall be paid for more than seventy-five days of a regular session, or for more than twenty days of an extra or called session : or for any day when absent from his seat in the Legislature unless physically unable to attend.”

Mr. GARNER moved to lay the amendment on the table.

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

..64 Nays...

8 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Branson, Brandon, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Fulkerson, Gardner, Garner, Gant, Gibbs, Gibson, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Davidson, etc., Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Staley, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Turner, Warner, Walters, Wright and President Brown—64.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Heiskell, Mabry, Thompson of Maury, and Williamson-8.

Section 23, as thus amended was adopted by the Convention.

Mr. JONES, of Lincoln, submitted the following amendment to Section 29:

Add after the word taxation in the Ith line of Section 29, the words : The ordinary County or Corporation tax shall not be greater than the State tax unless specially authorized by the General Assembly for specific objects.

Mr. GIBBS moved to lay the amendment on the table, which was rejected.

Mr. GARNER offered the following amendment in lieu of Mr. JONES's:

After the word taxation in the 4th line of the 29th Section add these words: “The annual County or Corporation tax shall not be greater than the State tax unless first authorized by the vote of the majority of the qualified voters of said County or Corporation.”

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On motion of Mr. DIBBRELL the amendment and the amendment in lieu were laid on the table.

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Mr. SEAY offered the following amendment:

Resolved, That Section 29, (report of Committee on Legislative Department) be amended by inserting after the words “ Countiesin the 1st line, the words Civil Districts," and after the words “County” in the 2nd line the words “ Civil Districts.” After the word “County" in the 5th line insert the words “Civil District," and in the 6th and 7th lines after the word “County” insert the word “ Civil District” and that the word “three-fourthsin the 7th line of said section be stricken out, and the words “two-thirds” inserted in lieu thereof.

On motion of Mr. DEAVENPORT the amendment was laid on the table.

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Mr. HOUSE, of Davidson, Robertson and Montgomery, submitted the following amendment:

In line 7, of Section 29, strike out the words “three-fourths," and insert in lieu thereot' the word “majority,” and after the word 6 election” in said line insert 'and no person who does not own at least $250 worth of taxable property, within said county, city or town, as the case may be, shall be entitled to vote in such election;" so that it will read :

But the credit of no county, city or town shall be given or loaned to or in aid of any person, company, association or corporation, except upon an election to be first held by the qualified voters of such county, city or town, and the assent of a majority of the votes cast at said election, and no person who does not own at least $250 worth of taxable property within said county, city or town, as the case may be, shall be entitled to vote in such election.

On motion of Mr. DEAVENPORT the amendment was laid on the table.

Mr. TURNER offered the following amendment: “After the words “the assent of” in the 7th line, insert in lieu of the words “ three fourths,the words "three-fifths,” which was rejected by the Convention.

Mr. ALLEN moved to amend by striking out all of the Section reported by the Committee in lines 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Mr. BROWN, of Henry, Carroll, Gibson and Madison, submitted the following amendment:

Insert the word “whatever" after the word Corporation in the 6th line, and strike out the remainder of 6th line. Strike out all

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