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DUE COUPON BONDS.

The Convention proceeded to the consideration of the independent section, proposed by Mr. THOMPSON ? to receiving the due coupon bonds of the State for taxes, etc.

Mr. FIELDER demanded the question, which was sustained.

Mr. BAXTER demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and the section rejected. Yeas...

7 Nays.....

..62 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Brown of Davidson, Chowning, Fentress, Finley, Gordon, Kirkpatrick and Thompson of Davidson—7.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Baxter, Blackburn, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Bryne, Campbell, Carter, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal,

McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Staley, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson, Turner, Walters, Warner, Williamson and President Brown-62.

MISCELLANEOUS..

Mr. PORTER, of Haywood, entered a motion to reconsider the vote rejecting the amendment proposed by the Finance Committee in reference to the terms on which bonds shall be issued to railroad companies.

Mr. THOMPSON, of Maury, offered the following as an additional section to Article XI:

Sec. — The tax on polls levied by the State under the provisions of the Constitution, shall be hereafter appropriated for the purposes prescribed in Section 10, Article XI, in such manner as the Legislature shall direct.

Mr. GIBSON offered the section proposed by him this morning in lieu of Mr. Thompson's.

Mr. BROWN, of Henry, etc., submitted the following in lieu of Mr. Thompson's proposition :

Sec. — The State taxes derived from polls hereafter shall be ap

propriated to educational purposes, in such manner as the General Assembly shall from time to time direct by law.

Which was accepted by Mr. THOMPSON.

Mr. FIELDER moved to lay the pending propositions on the table.

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

...18 Nays.....

...52 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Bate, Blizard, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Garner, Gibbs, Heiskell, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Porter of Haywood, Shelton, Stephens and Williamson-18.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Blackburn, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Doherty, Finley, Gardner, Gaut, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, House of Williamson, Ivie, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of Henry, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Staley, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Warner and President Brown–52.

Mr. GIBSON'S amendment in lieu was rejected.

The section, as reported by Mr. BROWN, of Henry, was adopted by the Convention.

Mr. FENTRESS offered the following proviso to be added to Section 10, Article XI:

Provided also, That no school established or aided under this section, shall allow white and negro children to be received as scholars together in the same school.

Which was adopted by the Convention.

DIRECTORY TO THE CLERK.

Mr. SEAY introduced the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Convention be directed to remain after this Convention shall have finally adjourned, and complete the Journals by copying the reports of the different committees, and the Constitution, and other documents, and that the Journals be bound and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State, and that he also be directed to superintend the printing of the Journal of the Convention, and that the Committee on Expenditures report what compensation should be allowed him for such services.

Which lies over under the rule.

MISCELLANEOUS.

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On motion of Mr. NETHERLAND leave of absence was granted Mr. Kirkpatrick.

Mr. STEPHENS moved to reconsider the vote adopting Section 13, Article VI.

Mr. HEISKELL offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee on Revision be authorized to strike out in Section 13, Article VI, after the words “ Clerks of” the word such” and after the words 6 inferior courts " the words "as may be hereafter established" which shall be required to be” and after the word "counties to insert or Districts.”

Which was ruled out of order by the Chair.
Mr. TURNER submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, That it is the sense of the Horise that the Committee on Revision and Enrollment have the right in preparing the draft of the Constitution to add or change such words as are necessary to produce harmony in the instrument, and to carry out its provisions, and to correet the verbiage and grammar of the same."

Which was adopted by the Convention.
Mr. JONES, of Giles, offered the following:

Clerks of Circuit and County Courts shall be elected by the qualified voters thereof for the term of four years; they shall be removed from office før malfeasance, incompetency or neglect of duty in such manner as may be prescribed by law.

Which was laid on the table.

Mr. KIRKPATRICK moved to take up the report of the Committee on New Counties and County Lines, which motion was rejected.

On motion of Mr. BAXTER the Convention proceeded to the con-sideration of Article VIII, of the Constitution of 1834, which was adopted without amendment.

On motion of Mr. BAXTER Article IX, of the Constitution of 1834, was taken up.

Mr. CYPERT demanded the yeas and 'nays on the adoption of the 1st Section, which were ordered and the Section adopted : Yeas.

...41 Nays

..27. Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Britton, Burkett, Byrne, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Deaderick, Fentress, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McNabb, Martin, Morris, Porter of Haywood, Shelton, Stephens, Thompson of Maury and Warner—41.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Branson, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry,
etc., Cypert, Dibhrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Finley, Gibson, Ivie,
Key, McDougal, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Porter of
Henry, Sample, Shepard, Staley, Taylor, Thompson of Davidson,
Turner, Walters, Williamson and Wright—27.

Section 2, as it is in the Constitution of 1834, was adopted.
Mr. CAMPBELL moved to lay Section 3 on the table.

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

Yeas.
Nays.

...15
...53

Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Blizard, Brooks, Campbell, Gibson, Key, Mabry, Porter of Henry, Shelton, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Wright and Mr. President Brown—15.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Arledge, Bate, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Staley, Stephens, Taylor, Walters, Warner and Williamson-53.

Mr. PORTER, of Henry, moved to amend by inserting the words “ in this State ” after the word “duel” in second line.

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And by

inserting “in this State” after the word “ duel” in the third line and by inserting after the word “duel” in the fourth line, the words " in this State,

Pending which the Convention took a recess.

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AFTERNOON SESSION.

Mr. DROMGOOLE demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of Mr. Porter's amendment, which were ordered, and the amendment rejected: Yeas......

16 Nays......

49 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Baxter, Burton, Campbell, Dibbrell, Fentress, Gardner, Key, Mabry, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Shelton, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury and Wright-16.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Bate, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Byrne, Carter, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fielder, Finley, Garner, Gaut, Gibson, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Kyle, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Morris, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Seay, Staley, Stephens, Taylor, Turner, Walters, Warner and Williamson-49.

Section 3, as it is in the Constitution of 1834, was adopted by the Convention.

The Convention proceeded to the consideration of Article X, of the Constitution of 1834.

Sections 1, 2 and 3 were adopted without amendment.
The 4th Section, relating to new counties, was postponed.

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