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next ten years, of more than one million, five hundred thousand dollars, per annum, for school purposes."

Pending which the Convention took a recess.

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AFTERNOON SESSION.

LEAVES OF ABSENCE.

On motion of Mr. WRIGHT leave of absence was granted Mr. Porter of Henry, for to-day and to-morrow on account of family affliction.

On motion of Mr. STEPHENS leave of absence was granted Mr. Dromgoole for the remainder of the day.

COMMON SCHOOLS FURTHER CONSIDERED.

Mr. CAMPBELL offered the following in lieu of Mr. Heiskell's amendment:

Add to the end of the Section the following:

“The whole amount of taxes collected for Common School purposes under this Section shall be paid over directly to the proper fiscal officer of the several counties of the State in which the same may be collected and under the direction of the County Court, shall be expended for the support of Common Schools in the respective counties; Provided, nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the several counties in this State from levying a tax for Common School purposes.

Mr. HEISKELL withdrew his amendment.

Mr. CAMPBELL then offered his amendment as an independent Section.

Mr. PORTER called for the previous question, which was sustained.

Mr. Brown, of Davidson, moved that the amendment be laid on

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the table for the present, and that the House proceed to the consideration of the special order of the day, which was rejected.

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

..41 Nays....

...31 Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Brandon, Brooks, Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Campbell, Cummings, Cypert, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gibbs, Gordon, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Mabry, Porter of Haywood, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Warner, Williamson, Wright and President Brown-41.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Baxter, Blackburn, Blizard, Branson, Britton, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Finley, Gibson, Henderson, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Staley, and Walters_31.

Mr. BAXTER moved that the Convention adjourn until to-morrow morning, and demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered and the motion to adjourn rejected : Yeas...

....14 Nays....

.56 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Blackburn, Blizzard, Branson, Britton, Deaderick, Doherty, Finley, Henderson, Kirkpatrick, Martin, Porter of Haywood and Staley—14.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Bate, Brandon, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deavenport, Dibbrell

, Fenttress, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, TayThompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Warner, Williamson, Wright and President Brown--56.

Mr. MEEKS moved to reconsider the vote adopting Mr. Campbell's amendment adopted in lieu of the report of the committee.

Mr. BAXTER demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered and the motion to reconsider rejected :

Yeas..
Nays..

...33 ...36

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Bate, Blizard, Brooks, Burkett, Byrne, Cummings, Dibbrell, Doherty, Fentress, Fielder, Garner, Gibbs, Heigkell, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Mabry, McDougal, Meeks, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Shelton, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Warner, Williamson and Wright--33.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Allen, Baxter; Blackburn, Branson, Brandon, Britton, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Finley Gardner, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, House of Williamson, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McNabb, Martin, Morris, Netherland, Parker, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Staley, Thompson of Davidson and Walters

36.

On motion of Mr. HOUSE, of Montgomery, etc., the rules were suspended to allow another vote upon the proposition to reconsider the vote adopting Mr. Campbell's amendment.

Mr. WILLIAMSON demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and the vote reconsidered :

Yeas.. Nays...

...42 ...28

Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Blizard, Brandon, Brooks, Burkett, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Fielder, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Mabry, McDougal, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Shepard,' Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Turner, Walters, Warner and Wright—42.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Bate, Baxter, Blackburn, Branson, Britton, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Campbell, Deaderick, Doherty, Fentress, Finley, Gardner, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson,

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Ivie, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McNabb, Martin, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Seay, Staley and Williamson-28.

Mr. House, of Mongomery, etc., moved to reconsider the vote by which the second amendment of Mr. Campbell was adopted.

Mr. FENTRESS demanded the yeas and nays which were ordered, and the motion to reconsider adopted :

Yeas
Nays......

....53

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Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Fielder, Finley, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Morris, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Sample, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Walters and Wright-53.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Blackburn, Branson, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Campbell

, Doherty, Fentress, Gardner, Gibson, Gordon, Jones of Lincoln, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Seay, Staley, Thompson of Maury, Turner and Williamson—18.

Mr. JONES, of Giles, offered Section 10, of Article XI, of the the Constitution of 1834, in lieu of the report of the Committee and all pending amendments, and demanded the previous question, which was sustained.

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

...49 Nays......

22 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Blizard, Brandon, Brooks, Burkett, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fielder, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery etc., Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Mabry, McDougal, Martin, McNabb, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens,

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Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Warner and Wright--49.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Baxter, Blackburn, Branson, Britton, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Campbell, Fentress, Finley, Gardner, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, Ivie, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Parker, Seay, Staley and Williamson-22.

Mr. KIRKPATRICK entered a motion to take from the table the motion to reconsider the vote adopting Section 1, Article IV.

CORPORATIONS FURTHER CONSIDERED,

The Convention proceeded to the consideration of the special order of the day, the report of the Committee on Finance, Internal Improvements and Corporations.

Mr. HOUSE, of Williamson, moved to lay the amendment of Mr. Jones, of Lincoln, heretofore offered, on the table.

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

..53 Nays....

.13 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Blizard, Branson, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cypert, Deaderick, Dibbrell

, Doherty, Finley, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Staley, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Walters and Wright-53.

Those voting in the negative are: Messrs. Bate, Cummings, Deavenport, Fentress, Fielder, Hill of Warren, Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Morris, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Warner and Williamson--13

Mr. GIBSON offered the following amendment:

“Insert the words “ or its powers increased or diminished” between the words “ created” and “by,” in the first line, so that the first clause will read “no corporation shall be created, or its powers increased or diminished by special laws.''

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