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ton, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Cypert, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Doherty, Fielder, Fulkerson, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Kennedy, Key, Kyle, Mabry, McDougal, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Nicholson, Porter of Haywood, Seay, Shepard, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Walters and Warner-49.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Brooks, Campbell, Coffin, Deavenport, Fentress, Finley, Jones of Giles, Morris, Parker, Porter of Henry, Sample, Shelton, Staley, Stephens, Turner and Wright--16.

Mr. FINLEY's amendment was then adopted.

Mr. STALEY demanded the yeas and nays upon the adoption of Mr. Key's amendment as amended, and it was adopted.

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Those voting in the affimative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Baxter, Blizard, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brown of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Byrne, Carter, Chowning, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Dibbrell, Doherty, Fielder, Fulkerson, Gardner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Warren, House of Williamson, Ivie, Kennedy, Key, Kyle, Mabry, McNabb, Martin, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Walters and Warner-45.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Brown of Davidson, Coffin, Fentress Finley, Garner, Hill of Gibson, Jones of Giles, Morris, Porter of Henry, Shelton, Staley, Stephens, Turner and Wright-14.

Mr. MARTIN offered the following amendment:

That portion of the territory of Marion County situated within the following boundary, viz: Beginning on the Grundy and Marion county line at the Nickajack trace, and running about six hundred yards west of Benjamin Posey's to where the Tennessee Coal Railroad crosses the line, and running thence south-east through the Pocket, near William Summers, crossing the Battle Creek Gulf at the corner of Thomas Wooten's field, thence running across the Little Gizzard Gulf at Raven Point, thence in a direct line to the bridge crossing the Big Fiery Gizzard, thence in a direct line to the mouth of Holy Water Creek, thence up said creek to Grundy County line, and thence running with said line to the beginning, shall be, and is hereby detached from Marion County and attached to the County of Grundy.

Mr. BYRNE demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of the amendment, which were ordered, and the amendment adopted.

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Those vocing in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Baxter, Brandon, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Brown of Henry, etc., Burton, Carter, Chowning, Cypert, Deaderick, Deavenport, Doherty, Fielder, Fulkerson, Gardner, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Hill of Warren, Hill of Gibson, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Kyle, Mabry, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Morris, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Sample, Seay, Shepard, Staley, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Thompson of Maury, Warner and President Brown—44.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Bate, Byrne, Campbell, Coffin, Dibbrell, Fentress, Garner, Heiskell, Henderson, House of Williamson, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Shelton, Turner and Wright-18.

On motion of Mr. TURNER, the motion of Mr. Mabry to reconsider the vote adopting the report of the Committee in relation to the formation of a new county out of portions of Smith, Macon and Sumner, was taken up, and the motion to reconsider adopted : Thereupon,

Mr. SEAY offered the following in lieu :

Out of territory made up of fractions of Sumner, Smith and Macon counties, but no line of said county shall run nearer than ten miles to the Court-houses of Smith and Sumner counties--nor so as to include any territory of Macon county lying within nine and a half miles of the Court-house of Macon county-and not more than twenty square miles of Macon county shall be taken to form said county--nor shall any part of Sumner county be taken which lies west of the western boundary of Macon county.

No fraction shall be taken off unless two-thirds of the qualified voters of said fraction vote for it and the fraction so taken off shall pay its pro rata share of the debts of the old county contracted previous to such separation.”

Which was adopted in lieu, and the clause as thus amended was adopted by the Convention.

Mr. SEAY moved to reconsider the vote adopting the amendment

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and further moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table, which latter motion was adopted.

Mr. BROWN, of Henry, submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, That all further consideration of the subject of new counties and county lines, be indefinitely postponed, and that no proposition looking to the formation of a new county shall hereafter be considered except Section 5, Article X.

Mr. THOMPSON, of Maury, objected to the consideration of the resolution, and it was laid over under the rule.

Mr. PORTER, of Henry, moved the indefinite postponement of all pending propositions, and the report of the Committee on New Counties undisposed of.

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

34 Nays..

21 Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Baxter, Brandon, Britton, Brown of Davidson, Brown. of Henry, etc., Burkett, Burton, Campbell, Chowning, Coffin, Doherty, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gordon, Heiskell, Henderson, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, Ivie, Kennedy, Meeks, Morris, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Sample, Shepard, Shelton, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Turner and Wright-34.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Branson, Brooks, Cypert, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Gibbs, Gibson, Hill of Warren, Jones of Giles, Key, Kyle, Mabry, McNabb, Martin, Netherland, Nicholson, Parker, Seay, Taylor, Thompson of Maury and Warner--21.

Mr. JONES, of Giles, offered the following proviso :

Provided, “That no territory shall be detached from any old county to form a new county, or to be attached to another county, without the consent of two fifths of the qualified voters of said old county-excepting such counties as have already been specially authorized by this Convention."

Mr. Jones demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of the proviso, which were ordered, and it was rejected: Yeas......

24 Nays.....

35 Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Arledge, Bate, Brandon, Coffin, Deaderick, Doherty,

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Fentress, Fulkerson, Heiskell, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Key, Morris, Nicholson, Porter of Henry, Sample, Shelton, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Turner and Wright-24.

Those voting in the negative are :

Messrs. Allen, Baxter, Branson, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Burton, Campbell, Carter, Chowning, Cummings, Cypert, Fielder, Gardner, Garner, Gaut, Gibbs, Gibson, Gordon, Henderson, Hill of Warren, House of Montgomery, etc., Ivie, Kyle, Mabry, McNabb, Martin, Meeks, Netherland, Parker, Seay, Taylor, Thompson of Maury and Warner—35.

Mr. GIBBS submitted the following proviso :

Provided, That the foregoing provision requiring a two-thirds majority of the voters of a county to remove its county seat shall not apply to the counties of Obion and Cocke.

Which was adopted by the Convention.

REVISION.

Mr. TURNER offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Convention that the Committee on Revision and Enrollment shall leave out of Article XI, Section 12, all after Common Schools in line 18.

Which was adopted.

NEW COUNTIES.

Mr. DEADERICK offered the following as an independent section:

In all cases when a new county, or new counties, may be formed or created out of portions or fractional parts of other counties, that such portions or fractional parts as may be taken off of other counties in the formation of such new county or new counties shall be responsible and liable for such part of said old county or counties' indebtedness, in proportion to the amount of the taxable property in the several fractional parts so taken off, to the whole amount of taxables in the original county or counties from which said fractional part or parts may be taken.

Mr. GIBSON offered the following in lieu :

“ The fractions taken from old counties to form new counties, or taken from one county and added to another, shall continue liable for their pro rata of all debts contracted by their respective counties prior to the separation of such fractions.

Which was accepted by Mr. DEADERICK.

Mr. CYPERT demanded the yeas and nays on the adoption of the Section in lieu, which were ordered.

The hour of recess having arrived the Convention adjourned until 2 o'clock P. M.

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The Convention proceeded to vote on Mr. GIBson's proposition and it was adopted :

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Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Allen, Arledge, Bate, Brandon, Britton, Brooks, Brown of Henry, etc., Chowning, Coffin, Cummings, Cypert, Deaderick, Dibbrell, Fentress, Fulkerson, Gardner, Gibson, Heiskell, Hill of Gibson, House of Williamson, Ivie, Jones of Giles, Kennedy, Kyle, Mabry, McNabb, Netherland, Porter of Haywood, Porter of Henry, Shelton, Staley, Stephens, Thompson of Davidson, Turner, Walters, Williamson and President Brown-37.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Baxter, Brown of Davidson, Burkett, Carter, Fielder, Garner, Gibbs, Henderson, Hill of Warren, House of Montgomery, etc., Key, Martin, Nicholson, Seay, Thompson of Maury, and Warner-16.

On motion of Mr. HOUSE, of Williamson, leave of absence was granted to Mr. Burton.

The resolution of Mr. President BROWN, declaring that certain counties shall not be reduced below their present limits was call

ed up:

Mr. FIELDER moved to lay the resolution on the table, and de

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