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MEMORIALS AND PETITIONS.

Mr. STEPHENS presented a memorial from the Board of Trade of Memphis, praying a reconsideration of the action of the Convention on the subject of merchants' tax, which was read and laid on the table.

Mr. KENNEDY presented a protest from the Board of Trade of Clarksville against the passage of the section in relation to merchants' tax, and respectfully asking for a reconsideration of the same, which was read and laid on the table.

Mr. GIBBS presented a memorial from citizens of Obion County praying the formation of a new, county out of territory west of Reel Foot Lake, which was read and laid on the table.

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MISCELLANEOUS,

Mr. WARNER offered the following as an independent section to the Report of the Committee on Miscellaneous Provisions :

“ That no white man shall be tried for life or liberty or property except by a jury of white men, and that the Legislature may regulate the trial by jury in accordance with this section and other sections embraced in this Constitution.”

Mr. BRITTON offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That a Committee of five be appointed by the Chair, whose duty it shall be to prepare an address to the people of Tennessee, setting forth briefly the reasons for the action of the Convention on the changes made in the Constitution of 1834, the same to be printed and circulated contemporaneously with submitting the Constitution for the ratifying approval of the qualified voters of the State.

Mr. BRITTON moved to suspend the rules and take up the resolution.

On motion of Mr. BURTON, the motion to suspend the rules was laid on the table, and the resolution lies over one day under the rule.

Mr. DIBBRELL offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Convention that Clerks of the Supreme Court, and Clerks and Masters of the Chancery Court shall be elected by the people.

Mr. DIBBRELL moved to suspend the rules and take up the resolution.

Mr. CYPERT demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and the motion to suspend the rules adopted.

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Yeas........
Nays......

30.

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Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Arledge, Blackburn, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Burkett, Byrne, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Gibbs, Gibson, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Ivie, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Morris, Parker, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Stephens, Taylor, Walters, Warner and Williamson-41.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Carter, Deaderick, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Heiskell, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Shelton, Staley, Thompson of Maury, Thompson of Davidson, Turner, Wright and President Brown

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Mr. President Brown, Mr. NICHOLSON in the Chair, objected to the consideration of the resolution, as the subject matter had been disposed of by the Convention.

The Chair decided the objection well taken, and ruled the resolution out of order.

Mr. DIBBRELL appealed from the decision of the Chair, and demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and the decision of the Chair sustained.

Yeas......
Nays....

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Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Carter, Coffin, Deaderick, Doherty, Fentress, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, son, House of Montgomery, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, McNabb, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Porter of Haywool, Porter of Henry, Shepard, Shelton, Staley, Thompson of David

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son, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Williamson, Wright and Presi dent Brown-45.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Brooks, Burkett, Byrne, Chowning, Cummings, Cypert, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Dromgoole, Finley, Gibbs, Gibson, Hill of Warren, Ivie, Mabry, McDougal, Martin, Parker, Sample, Stephens, Taylor, Walters and Warner-24.

Mr. TAYLOR offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the rule requiring a motion to reconsider to be made within two days after the passage of a resolution, be suspended for the purpose of reconsidering the action of the Convention on the appointment of Clerks and Masters and Clerks of the Supreme Court.

Mr. TAYLOR moved to suspend the rules and take up the resolution.

Mr. BROWN, of Davidson, moved to lay the motion to suspend the rules on the table.

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

34 Nays...

.37 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Branson, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Carter, Deaderick, Doherty, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Shepard, Shelton, Thompson of Davidson, Turner, Williamson, Wright and President Brown—34.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Arledge, Blackburn, Blizard, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deavenport, Dibbrell

, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Gibbs, Gibson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Ivie, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Parker, Sample, Seay, Staley, Stephens, Taylor, Thompson of Maury, Walters and Warner-37.

Mr. HEISKELL demanded the yeas and days on the motion to suspend the rules, which were ordered, and the motion to suspend the rules adopted: Yeas.....

..39 Nays.....

.31 Those voting in the affirmative are : Messrs. Arledge, Blackburn, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton,

Yeas

Brooks, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Dromgoole, Fielder, Finley, Gibbs, Gibson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Ivie, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Parker, Porter of Haywood, Sample, Seay, Stephens, Taylor, Walters Warner and Williamson-39.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Bate, Baxter, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Carter, Deaderick, Doherty, Fentress, Garner, Gaut, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Porter of Henry, Shepard. Shelton, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Wright and President Brown-31.

Mr. WILLIANSON demanded a division of the question which was ordered, and a vote taken on that portion of the resolution in relation to Clerks and Masters.

Mr. CYPERT demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered, and resulted as follows:

38 Nays.....

... 34 Those voting in the affirmative are :

Messrs. Arledge, Blackburn, Blizard, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Gibbs, Gibson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Ivie, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Morris, Parker, Sample, Seay, Staley, Stephens, Taylor, Walters, Warner, and Williamson---38.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Brandon, Brown of Da vidson, Brown of Henry, etc,, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, House of Williamson, House of Davidson, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Meeks, Netherland, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Shepard, Shelton, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Wright and President Brown–34.

The proposition not having received a two-thirds vote was declared by the Chair rejected.

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

....41 Nays..

29 Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Allen, Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Brown

of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Carter, Coffin, Deaderick, Doherty, Fentress, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Seay, Shepard, Shelton, Thompson of Davidson, Turner, Walters, Wright and President Brown-41.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Blackburn, Britton, Brooks, Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Chowning, Cummings, Cypert, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Dromgoole, Finley, Gibbs, Gibson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, Ivie, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Parker, Sample, Staley, Thompson of Maury, Warner and Williamson-29.

ISSUANCE OF STATE BONDS.

On motion of Mr. BAXTER the motion of Mr. Porter, of Haywood, to reconsider the vote rejecting the amendment proposed by the Committee on Finance, in relation to the terms on which State bonds shall be issued was taken up.

Mr. DIBBRELL moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table.

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

27 Nays......

44 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs Allen, Britton, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Gardner, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Heiskell, Key, Kirkpatrick, Kyle, Mabry, McNabb, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Seay, Shepard, Taylor and Williamson--27.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Arledge, Bate, Baxter, Blackburn, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Coffin, Deavenport, Doherty, Dromgoole, Fentress, Fielder, Finley, Garner, Gaut, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, McDougal, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Sample, Shelton, Staley, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Turner, Walters, Warner, Wright and President Brown—44.

The motion to reconsider was then adopted.
Mr. GIBSON offered the following amendment:
Strike out all after the word“ it” in the third line, so that the

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