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THE JUDICIARY FURTHER CONSIDERED.

Mr. JONES, of Lincoln, moved to reconsider the vote adopting Section 13, which being objected to, as a motion had been made to reconsider that vote, and the motion to reconsider had been laid on the table :

Mr. JONES then moved to take from the table the motion to reconsider, which was adopted, and the motion to reconsider was then adopted.

Mr. JONES, of Lincoln, proposed the following amendment to Section 13:

Strike out "six" where it applies to the Circuit Court Clerks, and insert “ four."

Mr. JONES demanded the previous question.

Objection was made to entertaining Mr. JONES' amendment, as it was not reduced to writing The objection was sustained by the Chair.

Mr. JONES proceeded to write out his amendment; whereupon Mr. Kennedy claimed the floor, and he was recognized by the Chair.

Mr. Kennedy then offered the following in lieu of Section 13:

Judges of the Supreme Court shall appoint their Clerks, who shall hold their office for six years; Chancellors shall appoint their Clerks and Masters, who shall hold their offices for six years. Clerks of such inferior courts as may be hereafter established, which shall be required to be holden in the respective counties of this State, shall be elected by the qualified voters thereof, for the term of four years. They shall be removed from office for malfeasance, incompetency, or neglect of duty, in such manner as may be prescribed by law.

Mr. JONES presented his amendment, as above, in writing, which was reported by the Secretary, and again demanded the previous question, which was sustained.

Mr. JONES amendment was then adopted.

Mr. KENNEDY demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of his amendment in lieu, which were ordered, and the amendment adopted. Yeas...

.36 Nays.....

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

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Henry, etc., Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Coffin, Deaderick, Doherty, Fentress, Fulkerson, Gardner, Garner, Gibbs, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Netherland, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shelton, Staley, Thompson of Davidson, Turner, Wright and President Brown.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Arledge, Blackburn, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Burkett, Chowning, Cummings, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Dromgoole, Fielder, Finley, Gaut, Gibson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, McDougal, McNabb, Meeks, Morris, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Shepard, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Maury, Walters and Warner-34.

Mr. BURKETT demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of the 13th Section as amended, which were ordered, and the section, as amended, was adopted. Yeas...

....38 Nays...

..33 Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Branson, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Coffin, Deaderick, Doherty, Fentress, Fulkerson, Gardner, Garner, Gibbs, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McDougal, Netherland, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shelton, Staley, Thompson of Davidson, Turner, Wright and President Brown--38.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Arledge, Blackburn, Blizard, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Burkett, Chowning, Cummings, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Dromgoole, Fielder, Finley, Gaut, Gibson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Jones of Lincoln, Ivie, Mabry, McNabb, Morris, Meeks, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Shepard, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Maury, Walters and Warner--33.

Mr. WILLIAMSON stated, when his name was called, that he had paired off with Mr. Nicholson, and was, in consequence, excused from voting.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Mr. TURNER asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Cypert.

Mr. NETHERLAND asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Ivie on account of sickness.

On motion of Mr. WILLIAMSON, leave of absence was granted Mr. Blackburn for four days of next week.

Mr. CAMPBELL offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That when this Convention adjourn for recess this day, the Delegates proceed in a body to the residence of Mrs. President Polk for the purpose of paying their respects to her.

On motion of Mr. JONES, of Lincoln, the rules were suspended, and the resolution adopted.

TO CHANGE THE RULES.

Mr. FENTRESS called up the resolution of Mr. Brown, of Davidson, in relation to the previous question.

On motion of Mr. McDOUGAL, the resolution was amended by striking out the words: “The rule authorizing the previous question be and the same is hereby repealed.'

On motion of Mr. House, of Williamson, the resolution was further amended by adding the words “table,” “ or call for the previous question.” And the resolution, as thus amended, was adopted by the Convention.

THE SCHEDULE FURTHER CONSIDERED.

The Convention proceeded to the consideration of the unfinished business of yesterday,—the schedule proposed by the Judiciary Committee, and the proposed amendment thereto-and at 1 o'clock took a recess until 21 o'clock P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

The President called the Convention to order at 23 o'clock P. M.

NO QUORUM.

Mr. BROWN, of Davidson, moved for a call of the Convention, when the following Delegates were found to be absent :

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Blackburn, Brcoks, Burton, Camp

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bell, Carter, Chowning, Cypert, Doherty, Fentress, Fielder, Garner, Gaut, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Mabry, McDougal, Martin, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters and Williamson--39.

There not being a quorum present, the Convention adjourned until Monday morning, at 92 o'clock.

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MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1870.

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

Prayer by the Rev. Dr. SUMMERS.
The Journal of Saturday was read, corrected and approved.

MEMORIALS AND PETITIONS.

Mr. BROWN, of Davidson, presented a memorial in favor of erecting a new county out of portions of Madison, Henderson, Hardeman and McNairy counties, which, without being read, was referred to the Committee on new Counties and County Lines.

Mr. FINLEY presented a remonstrance against the formation of a new county out of portions of the counties of Blount, Roane and Monroe, which, without being read, was referred to the Committee on New Counties and County Lines.

Mr. GIBSON presented a memorial signed by seventy-six members of the General Assembly and by a large number of citizens, praying the creation of a new county out of portions of the counties of Roane, Monroe and Blount, which, without being read, was referred to the Committee on New Counties and County Lines.

Mr. NETHERLAND presented a memorial from a large number of citizens, praying an amendment to the Constitution, giving the qualified voters of civil districts and towns the right to say whether spirituous liquors shall be manufactured and sold in their limits, which, without being read, was referred to the Committee on Miscellaneous Provisions,

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

LEAVE TO VOTĘ,

Messrs. ARLEDGE and IVIE asked and obtained leave to record their votes against the amendment conferring the appointment of Clerks and Masters on the Chancellors.

THE SCHEDULE FURTHER CONSIDERED,

The Convention proceeded to the consideration of the unfinished business of Saturday.

On motion of Mr. BROWN, of Henry, etc., the amendment of Mr. Dromgoole to the Schedule was laid on the table.

Mr. BROWN, of Henry, etc., moved to lay the amendment of Mr. Key, offered in lieu of Mr. Seay's amendment to the Schedule on the table.

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

..54 Nays....

..11 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Cummings, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell

, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Ivie, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Shelton, Staley, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Walters, Warner, Williamson and Wright–54.

Those voting in the negative are:
Messrs. Bate, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Coffin, House of

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