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Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Carter, Deavenport, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gordon, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, McDougal, Meeks, Morris, Shelton, Staley, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Walters and Warner-34.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Allen, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Byrne, Chowning, Cofan, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Fentress, Finley, Gibbs, Gibson, Heiskell, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McNabb, Martin, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Taylor, Turner, Williamson and Wright-34.

INTOXICATING LIQUORS.

The Convention proceeded to the consideration of the special order of the day--the motion of Mr. FIELDER—to reconsider the vote rejecting Mr. Gaut’s amendment in relation to the prohibition of the sale of spirituous liquors by a vote of the citizens of towns, cities, and civil districts.

Mr. CYPERT demanded the yeas and nays on the motion to reconsider, which were ordered, and the motion rejected. Yeas...

31 Nays... :

3.7 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Blizard, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Henry, etc., Byrne, Carter, Coffin, Deaderick, Dibbrell

, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Gaut, Gibson, Heiskell, Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McNabb, Netherland, Parker, Sample, Shepard, Staley and Wright--31.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Baxter, Brandon, Brown of Davidson Burton, Chowning, Cummings, Cypert, Deavenport, Gardner, Garner, Gibbs, Gordon, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Lincoln,

Kennedy, Key, McDougal, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Seay, Shelton, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Warner and Williamson--37.

ELECTIVE FRANCHISE.

Mr. KIRKPATRICK called up his motion, entered on yesterday, to

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take from the table the motion to reconsider the vote adopting Section 1, of Article IV.

Mr. CYPERT demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and the motion to take from the table the motion to reconsider was adopted. Yeas...

.43 Nays...

..25 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Henry, etc., Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Doherty, Fentress, Fielder, Gibbs, Gibson, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Ivie, Jones of Lincoln, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Taylor, Walters, Warner and Williamson-43.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Brown of Davidson, Deavenport, Dromgoole, Finley, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gordon, Heiskell, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Staley Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner and Wright—25.

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

..38 Nays..

33 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Henry, etc., Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Doherty, Fentress, Finley, Gibbs, Gibson, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Iyie, Jones of Lincoln, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Netherland Parker, Sample, Staley, Taylor, Walters, Warner, and Williamson–38.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Dromgoole, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gordon, Heiskell, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Mabry, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner Wright and President Brown-33.

Mr. FENTRESS offered the following in lieu of Section 1, Article VI.

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The following personshall be entitled to the exercise of the Elective Franchise in this itate:

1. Every free white man of the age of twenty-one years, being a citizen of the United States and resident of this State for twelve months; and resident of the county wherein he may offer his vote sixth months next preceding the day of election.

2. And if at any time hereafter the right of the States to declare who shall not be voters is legally surrendered to the Government of the United States, then such other persons as the United States Government shall declare entitled to exercise the Elective Franchise in Tennessee shall by virtue of the same be so entitled, but no further or otherwise.

Provided, That the General Assembly shall have power to enact laws requiring voters to vote in the election precincts in which they may reside, and laws to secure the freedom of elections and purity of the ballot box.

All male persons of the State shall be subject to military duty within such ages as may be prescribed by law; but no one shall be subject to a poll tax who is not legally entitled to vote in this State.

Mr. THOMPSON, of Davidson, offered the following in lieu of Mr. Fentress' amendment:

Provided, That every voter shall be required to vote in the Civil District or Ward in which he resides."

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Mr. JONES, of Lincoln, moved to lay the amendment of Mr. Fentress on the table.

Mr. KENNEDY demanded the previous question.

Mr. CYPERT demanded the yeas and nays on Mr. Jones' motion to lay Mr. Fentress' amendment on the table, which were ordered, and the motion to lay on the table sustained.

Yeas..
Nays.

55 17

Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Chowning, Coffin, Cypert, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fielder, Finley, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Davidson, etc., Ivie, 'Jones of Lincoln, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Seay, Staley, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Warner, Wright and President Brown—55.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Bate, Brown of Henry, etc., Campbell, Carter, Cummings, Deavenport, Fentress, Gordon, Heiskell, Jones of Giles, Mabry, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Taylor and Williamson-—17.

POINT OF ORDER.

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Mr. JONES, of Giles, raised the following point of order :

A motion having been made to reconsider the vote adopting Section 1, Article IV, and that motion having been laid on the table, it could only be taken from the table by a vote of two-thirds of the Convention, and the motion of Mr. Kirkpatrick not having received a two-thirds vote failed—and that the vote subsequently taken to reconsider, and the reception and entertaining Mr. Fentress amendment and the vote thereon were all out of order and void.

The Chair, Mr. TURNER presiding, decided the point of order well taken.

Mr. JONES, of Lincoln, appealed from the decision of the Chair and demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered and the decision of the Chair sustained : Yeas.......

43 Nays..

27 Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Cummings, Deavenport, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Gardner, Gaut, Gibson, Gordon, Heiskell, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Mabry, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Shepard, Shelton, Staley, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson and Wright—43.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Arledge, Bate, Blizard, Brcoks, Brown of Davidson, Cypert, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Gibbs, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Jones of Lincoln, Kyle, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Sample, Seay, Taylor, Thompson of Maury, Walters, Warner, Williamson and President Brown—27.

On motion of Mr. SEAY the Convention adjourned until to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock.

THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 17, 1870.

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

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. INMAN.
The Journal of yesterday was read and approved.

THE BIBLE IN COMMON SCHOOLS,

Mr. SAMPLE offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament shall never be prohibited or excluded from the Common Schools of this State.

ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE.

Mr. BLACKBURN submitted the following preamble and resolution :

WHEREAS, This Convention having now already been in session for thirty-four days, at an expense to the people of the State of twenty to thirty thousand dollars (the purpose whereof, the same was called, being to alter, amend or abolish the present State Constitution, neither of which has yet been done) therefore, be it

Resolved, That this Convention adjourn sine die on to-morrow, Friday, February, 18th, 1870, and that this Conventien be declared as adjourned on that day.

Which resolution lies over under the rule.

PLACE OF HOLDING COURT.

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

“The General Assembly shall hereafter have no power to estab-. lish the Courts of Record, to be held elsewhere than at the county seat of the county for which such court is to be held.”

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