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Resolved, That the Clerks of the Supreme Courts shall be elected by the qualified voters of their respective divisions, for the term of

six years.

Mr. PORTER, of Haywood, introduced the following resolution, which was read and referred to the Legislative Department.

Resolved, That Section 7, of Article II, of the Constitution, under the head of Legislative Department, be so amended as to lengthen the membership of the lower branch of the Legislature from two to four years, and the Senate from two to eight years. Further, that this be referred to the Committee on said Department for consideration and action.

Mr. PORTER, of Haywood, offered the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on Finance :

Resolved, That a reference be had, to the proper Committee, to take into consideration and report upon the expediency of requiring the Sheriffs of the Counties, excepting the Counties of Knox, Davidson, and Shelby, to collect and pay over the State and County taxes.

Mr. WILLIAMSON introduced the following resolutions, which were read and referred to the Committee on Franchise :

Resolved, That no well organized Government has or can ever exist where the political power is divided between men of different races; that all social and natural society, in its inception, was predicated upon the instinct of race or kind, and that not only men, but the lower order of animals, and even the small insects, are controlled by the same great natural law.

Resolved, That any voluntary departure from this law of natural existence should only be made after the gravest deliberation.

Resolved, That the Committee on Franchise be directed to report an amendment to the Constitution of Tennessee restricting the right of suffrage to white men only.

Mr. MARTIN introduced the following resolution, which was read and referred to the Committee on Franchise :

Resolved, That no man shall be eligible to an office of honor, trust, or profit, in this State, whether such office be elective or conferred by appointment, unless he shall have been a citizen of the State of Tennessee for three years, and of the County in which he may reside one year next before election or appointment.

Mr. BRANSON offered the following resolution, which was read and referred to the Committee on the Legislative Department:

Resolved, That the Constitution be so amended as to allow each and every County in this State, having as many as one thousand qualified voters, to have a Representative in the lower branch of the State Legislature.

Mr. IviE offered the following resolution, which was also read and referred to the Committee on Franchise :

Resolved, That Section 1, Article IV, of the present Constitution be amended so as to read as follows: "That all male citizens of the age of twenty-one years, being a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of the County wherein he may offer his vote six months next preceding the day of election, shall be entitled to vote for members of the General Assembly and other civil officers, for the County or District in which he resides, but shall in all cases be required to vote in the Civil District or Ward in which he resides, unless otherwise authorized by law.

Mr. KEY offered the following resolution, which was read and referred to the Judiciary Committee :

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to report whether any modifications and changes of the present organic law establishing the judicial system of the State are required for the public good, and if so, what changes or system will best secure the ends of justice, and a speedy and impartial trial of causes before, or which may be brought before the Court.

Mr. BLIZARD offered the following resolutions, which were read and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary :

Resolved, That the Judges of the Supreme Court, and of the Circuit and Chancery Court, and the Attorney General and Reporter for the State, and the District Attorneys and Clerks of the Circuit and Chancery Courts shall, after the adoption of this constitution, be elected by the qualified voters of the State of Tennessee, in the following manner:

1st. The Judges of the Supreme Court and Attorney General and Reporter shall be elected by the qualified voters of the State at large.

2d. The Judges of the Circuit and Chancery Courts shall be elected by the qualified voters of their respective Circuits and Districts or Divisions.

3rd. The Clerks of the Circuit, and the Clerks and Masters of the Chancery Courts, shall be elected by the qualified voters of their respective Counties.

Āth. That the Judges of the Supreme Court, and Chancellors and Circuit Judges of this State, shall hold their offices for two years from the date of their qualification, and shall be ineligible to the same office for the second term.

Mr. BROWN, of Henry, Caroll, Gibson and Madison, offered the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on Franchise :

Resolved, That Section 1, of Article IV, of the Constitution of Tennessee be so amended as to read : “Every free white man of the age of twenty-one years, being a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of the County wherein he may offer his vote six months next preceding the day of election, shall be entitled to vote for members of the General Assembly and other civil officers for the County or District in which he resides. Provided, He has paid all poll-taxes legally due from him for the year next preceding that in which he shall offer his vote."

Mr. FENTRESS offered the following resolutions, which were read and referred to the Committee on Franchise :

Resolved, That the white man is and ought to be the controller of the political affairs of the State, and that any attempt to incorporate in the body politic laws compelling or authorizing social or political equality of the negro with the white man, being contrary to truth, is dangerous to the peace and prosperity of the Government and the general good, and has a tendency to create estrangement and ill-will between the races.

Resolved, That no law shall be made authorizing or making legal marriages between the negro and the white race, or authorizing the negro to hold office or sit on juries.

Mr. BROOKS offered the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on the Legislative Department:

Resolved, That the Constitution be so amended as that the members of the General Assembly shall be elected for a term of four years, and to be restricted to one session of not more than one hundred and twenty days in such four years, except in cases of emergency, when the Governor shall have power to convene the Legislature in special session for a term of not more than thirty days for such special session,

Mr. BROOKS offered the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on New Counties and County Lines :

Resolved, That the Constitution be so amended as to allow new Counties to be formed; Provided, The same can be done without reducing the old Counties out of which the same shall be formed, be low five hundred square miles; Provided further, That the line of a new County shall not approach the County seat of any old County nearer than ten miles; and that three hundred square miles of territory shall be required to form a new County, and shall contain four hundred qualified voters. Provided further, That the County seat of an old County shall not be moved without the concurrence of two-thirds of both branches of the Legislature.

Mr. DIBBRELL offered the following resolution, which, under a suspension of the rules, was adopted.

Resolved, That the Door-keeper be required to purchase a water

urn for the use of the Hall, and also a letter-box and a deliverybox.

Mr. FULKERSON offered the following resolution, which was read and referred to the Committee on the Legislative Department:

Resolved, That no Minister of the Gospel shall cease his work of love and mercy by holding any office whatever in the gift of the people.

Mr. BURTON offered the following resolution, which was read and referred to the Committee on the Legislative Department :

Resolved, That every law enacted by the Legislature shall embrace but one subject or object, and that it shall be distinctly expressed in its title. No law shall be revised or amended by reference to its title, but in such case the act revised or amended shall be re-enacted and published at length.

Mr. IVIE offered the following resolution, which was read and referred to the Committee on Franchise :

Resolved, That Section twenty-eight (28), Article second (2), be amended by striking out the word "slave" between the ages of twelve and forty years, in the second line. Also by striking out the word " white” before the word "poll.”

Mr. DOHERTY offered the following resolution, which was read and referred to the Committee on Finance and Internal Improvements :

Be it resolved, That the Constitution be so amended that the State shall not be a stock-holder in any enterprise with private persons or other corporations.

Mr. BRANSON offered the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on Franchise :

Resolved, That every free man of the age of twenty-one, being a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of the county wherein he may offer his vote, six months preceding the day of election, shall be entitled to vote for members of the General Assembly and other civil officers for the County or District in which he may reside.

Mr. THOMPSON, of Davidson, offered the following amendments to the Constitution, which were read and referred to the Committee on the Legislative Department:

Be it resolved, That Section 18, Article II, should be amended by words to the following effect : “No bill shall embrace more than one subject, which shall be clearly expressed in ihe title, and no law shall be revised or amended unless the new act contain the entire act revised, or the section or sections as amended, and the section or sections so amended shall be repealed.

“ If any subject shall be embraced in an act, but not expressed in the title thereof, such act shall be void only as to so much of the subject matter thereof as is not expressed in the title.”

ORDER OF BUSINESS.

Mr. GIBSON offered the following:

As soon as the Journal is read and approved, the President shall, through the Clerk, call: 1st, For petitions, memorials and resolutions-calling the delegates in alphabetical order. 2nd, For reports from Standing Committees; and 3rd, For reports from Special Committees.

On motion of Mr. GIBSON the rules were suspended and the resolution adopted.

AMENDMENT PROPOSED,

Mr. TAYLOR offered the following resolution, which was read and referred to the Committee on the Executive Department:

Resolved, That the Committee upon the Executive Department of Government, be instructed and required to report whether or not the Constitution should be so amended as to submit the election of Secretary of State, Treasurer and Comptroller, to a direct vote of the people.

PRINTING FOR THE CONVENTION.

Mr. GARNER offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed to inquire into and report as to the best mode of having such printing done, as either already has or may hereafter be ordered by this body.

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

The President thereupon appointed Messrs. GARNER, HEISKELL, KENNEDY, MABRY and CARTER, as said Committee.

AMENDMENTS PROPOSED.

Mr. GIBBS offered the following resolutions, which were read and :, referred to the Committee on New Counties and County Lines :

Resolved, That Section 4 of Article X of the present Constitution be so amended as to read as follows: “New Counties may be established by the Legislature, to consist of not less than three hundred square miles of territory, and to contain not less than five hun

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