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Paragraph 4, as thus amended, was adopted by the Convention. Mr. BAXTER offered the following amendment to paragraph 5: Strike out the 15th and 16th lines, and insert:

“All male citizens of this State over the age of twenty-one years, except such persons as may be exempted by law on account of age or other infirmity, shall be liable to a poll-tax of not less than one, nor more than two dollars per annum.”

Mr. GIBSON offered the following amendment to Mr. Baxter's amendment:

Add: Provided, The Legislature shall have no power to levy a poll-tax, so long as the payment of such tax is a necessary qualification for voting.”

Which was ruled out of order by the Chair, the matter having been acted on and decided by the Convention.

Mr. TURNER submitted the following amendment to Mr. Baxter's amendment :

Insert at the end of the section: “Nor shall any county or corporation levy a poll-tax exceeding the amount levied by the State.

Mr. BAXTER demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of Mr. Turner's amendment, which were ordered, and the amendment adopted. Yeas..

... 46 Nays....... Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Coffin, Cypert, Daavenport, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Gardner, Garner, Gibson, Gordon, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Mabry, Martin, Morris, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Staley, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Williamson and President Brown--46.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Baxter, Britton, Deaderick, Fulkerson, Gaut, Gibbs, Henderson, Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Kyle, McNabb, Meeks, Nicholson, Sample, Walters and Warner-18.

Mr. BAXTER offered to amend his amendment by striking out sone dollar” and inserting “fixty cents," and by striking out "two” and inserting “one dollar."

18

Yeas.......

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

48 Nays...

19 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Blizard, Branson, Burton, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Fulkerrson, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Henderson, Hils of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Staley, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Warner, Williamson and President Brown-48.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Bate, Brandon, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Campbell, Dromgoole, Gardner, Garner, Gordon, Heiskell, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Porter of Haywood, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson and Wright—19.

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

Strike out lines 15 and 16 Section 28, and insert in lieu thereof :

A tax on polls shall be laid in such manner, and of such an amount, as may be prescribed by law.

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

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

56 Nays.....

10 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Blizard, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Finley, Fulkerson, Gardner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Davidson, etc., Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McNabb, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Staley, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Warner, Williamson and Wright—56.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Cypert, Fentress, Fielder, Garner, Jones of Lincoln, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Stephens and Taylor--10.

Mr. House, of Montgomery, moved to lay the amendment of Mr. Baxter on the table.

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

24 Nays....

41 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Bate, Brandon, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Campbell, Cypert, Dibbrell, Dromgoole, Gardner, Garner, Gordon, Heiskell, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Williamson and Wright-24.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Baxter, Blizard, Branson, Britton, Burton, Byrne, Carter, Coffin, Deaderick, Deavenport, Doherty, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Fulkerson, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hilí of Gibson, House of Williamson, Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Key, Kyle, Mabry, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Staley, Taylor, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters and Warner-41.

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

Yeas....
Nays.....

...56 ...11

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Chowning, Coffin, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrels, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Fulkerson, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Warner, Williamson and President Brown—56.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Carter, Gardner, Heiskell, House of Davidson, etc., Jones of Lincoln, Morris, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Taylor, and Wright-11.

Mr. STEPHENS Moved that when the Convention adjourn to-day, it adjourn until Monday morning at 10 o'clock.

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

.29 Nays...

..40 Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Blizard, Brooks, Burton, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Doherty, Dromgoole, Gibbs, Gordon, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Martin, Netherland, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Shelton, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Williamson, Wright and President Brown-29.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Baxter, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Byrne, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Fulkerson, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibson, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Jones of Lincoln, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McNabb, Meeks, Morris, Nicholson, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Staley, Taylor, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters and Warner.-40.

The hour of recess having arrived the Convention took a recess until 23 o'clock P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

On motion of Mr. HILL, of Gibson, the roll was called and the following named delegates answered to their names, viz:

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Fulkerson, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Jones of Giles, Key, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Nicholson, Netherland, Parker, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Staley, Taylor, Walters and Warner-19.

It being announced that there was not a quorum present.

Mr. BATE moved to adjourn, whereupon a vote was taken and it appeared that there was not a quorum present.

Immediately after the announcement of the vote, a sufficient number of delegates appeared in the Hall to constitute a quorum and the motion to adjourn was withdrawn.

LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT FURTHER CONSIDERED,

Mr. Gaur offered the following resolution as an amendment to Section 32 of the report of the Committee on the Legislative Department:

Resolved, That the General Assembly may, by general law, authorize the inhabitants of cities, towns and civil districts within the State, by a vote of the majority of all the qualified voters of such cities, towns and civil districts as the General Assembly may prescribe, to prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquors within their respective limits.

Mr. COFFIN moved to amend the resolution by inserting, instead of "a majority of all the qualified voters”—“by a vote of twothirds of all the qualified voters, etc.”

Mr. GIBBS moved to lay the amendment of Mr. Gaut and all the amendments the reto on the table and called for the yeas and nays, which resulted as follows: Yeas..

.21 Nays..

.33 Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Brandon, Brown of Davidson, Deavenport, Dromgoole, Fulkerson, Gardner, Garner, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Key, Morris, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shelton, Thompson of Davidson, Williamson and Wright-19.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Branson, Brooks, Burkett, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Doherty, Fentress, Fielder, Gaut, Heiskell, Henderson, Jones of Giles, Kyle, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Shepard, Walters and President Brown—33.

Mr. GIBBS offered the following amendment to Mr. Gaut's: add after “liquors” “or tobacco," which was subsequently withdrawn.

Mr. GA UT's amendment was then rejected by a tie vote :
Yeas......

29 Nays......

29 Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Britton, Brooks, Burkett,

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