The Tri-Weekly Southern Intelligencer. (Austin City, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 4, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 21, 1866 Page: 1 of 4
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; Of'tllfl tli-W
nt to ad
ber of copies
of Texas, (ib
& White's Dl-
firat and sccond ti^ea, and Roberts, Saunders, Sanfflev, Selm&n,
to Judiciary Committee. Shields, Shuford, Smith of Coloradn,
Ir. Raucke offered a ^solution, Smith of Lamar, Taylor of Fannin,
¡ the committee on Internal Im- Thomas Of Cameron, Thomas of
proveniente be instructed p> enquire Grimes, Yarnell, Walker, Waul,
into and report upon the propriety of Woods, and Yo^ng—^48.
abolishing capital punishment in the Motion lost.
of l$e Constituti
jest, to furnish each member cf this
' with one oopy. Lost,
r. Spaight introduced an ordi
nance, amending the 8th Section of
«*•?the Bill of It;ehts. Read -
favevitmn until seoond times, and referre
day next. committee on tí*© General Provisions
p. Jones of Bexar moved to prfet of the Constitution.
8tate of Texas, and enlarging the
State Penitentiary. Lost. )
Mr.-Wilson> resolution* relative
to Section 2 Article 10 of the Con-
Mr, Dickson moved a call of the
House. On further motion of Mr.
D., call suspended.
The question recurring on the
Report of Special adoption* of Mr. Hancock's aubsti-
'r. Hanco it's sub- tute, the ayes and iroea being called
stitution, was taken up, and referred
to the committee on Eduoajtion.
Committee, an. . HQHflHHJi
. *th'4e for tjbe itanm, .were ¿Van iij^sto-vd
to the and read./*
srs. AÜan, Anderson,
copie of the report of the com* Mr. Norria offbred a resolution, majority on the table,
on the Legislative Department, that the Sergeant at Anna be requir- Mr. Hunt moved to
•o much of the same as changed ed to procure fromfjie State Depart*
►avis moved to reconsider the Armstrong, Beall, Benge, Burke,"
ich laid the report of the Davis of Webb, Davis of Cherokee,
Degener, Drake, Flanigan, Frazier,
Gentry, Halbert, Henderson, Hunt,
motion on the table. The Teas and Johnson of Tarrant, Jones of Bexar,
Nays being called, they stood thus: Lane, Latimer, Ledbetter, Lindsay,
absence was granted to Mr. Paa-
1 from Monday to Friday next.
On motion of Mr. Armstrong, Mr.
' was excused until Monday.
_ iter was also excused un-
\day, on motion of Mr. Har-
Mr. Roberts, chairman of
zoittee on the Judiciary,
The Judiciary Committed, to whom
[ was referred Mr. Ireland's resolution,
„ ring said committee to enquire
into the condition of the papers oí
remains in sesáoit. Adopted.
Mr. Burke 'offered a resolution,
that the committee on the Legislative
Department into the prcpri
ety of amendingJba Constitution of
the State of Texas? so a* to engraft
therein this provision: That no per
shall Wtemoved from office Without
the advice andeoiisont of the Senate
lay Mr. Davis'
■P peas and
vvs being called, they stood thus: Lane, Latimer, Ledbetter, Lindsay,
1feas—Messrs. President,1 Allen, MeCormack, Middleton, Marchiaon,
, Ball, Beall, Bei>ge, Bry- Norton,' Norria, Parker, Paschal,
Phillips, Porter, Rancke, Reeves,
e Courts have acted upon
and instruct: me to report
Provisional Governor has
appointed a competen* gen-
take charge of tímame,
ej do not think any action
Armstrong, , „ _
an, Bradabaw, Bumpassi Burke,
Camp of Goliad, Camp of Tljpshur,
Frasier, Gentry, Giddings, Hart,
Johnson of Titus, Ledbetter, Mabry,
Middlesex, Parsons, Paschal, Perry,
Phillips, Porter, Randolph, Rioord,
tenure of office depends Reaves, Richardson, Saunders, Sauf-
leasure, of the Governor, ley, Shepard, Shuford, Smythe of
Newton, Spaight, Stuart, CÜavlor of
Fannin, Taylor of Houston., Thomas
of Grimes, Thompson, Tyvis, Walk-
er, Whitfield, Wilson, and Y<
66. :¿íV-■ I I
Nayah—Messrs. Davis of
Davis* of Cherokee, Degen er, Flani
gan,Gurley, Halbert, Hancock, Hen
derson, Hill, Hunt, Johnson of Tar
rant, Jones of Bexar,. Lati^uftr, Lirid
. exceptt$i« gutnber, a;
insert as follows: Section!. African
a# H hcfc&tofore existed,
of the Co
but the Governor
_ fc-tO ¿
to amend 0*
Article ? of the
Roberts, Sanders, Sauffiey,
Shuford, Smith, of Colorado, Smith
of Lamar, Taylor of Fannin, Varnel,
Walker, Waui, Woods, and Young
Noes-—Messrs. President, Ball,
Bryan, Bradshaw, Bumpasa, Camp
of Goliad, Camp of Upshur, Clements,
Dalryraple, Dickson, Gentry, Gid-
dings, Hart, Johnson of Titus, Nel-
son, Parsons, Perry, Randolph, Rl-
cord, Richardson, Runnels, Snepard,
Smythe of Jasper, Spaight, Taylor
of Houston, Thomas of Cameron,
Thomas of tirimes, Thompson, Whit-
field, and Wilson—30.
The substitute was .adopted.
On motion of Mr. Hancock, the
lifted bk ,
stitutkm of the
dedhred that noil
ishmerif for crime, wl
shall have been 4uly
exist in this State; and
ana their descendants shall
the Legislators, if b;
tee on "the General Provisions of the
Mr. Roberts offered a resolution,
that the Committee on Internal Xin
provements enquire into the propriety
of defining the powers of the County
on the fubjeet of Qount.y
Con- Subsoriptions to Railroad Companies,
HS it is and of expressly iujufibing juch pow-
nor % t-r, ov refusing it, and report by erdi-
nance or otherwise. Adopted. '
Mr. Gentry moved to raise a com-
mittee on Bill of Rights. Lost.
' ";Mr. Giddingl offered a resolution)
that the committee on the General
Smith of Colorado, ¡3mrt\
Thomas of Cameron, Var
Laid or. the table.
Mr. Webb moved to out the
words "definitely and imaMy,"
Mr. Hancock's substitute.
Mr. FJanigan mi>ved. to lay the
whole matter on tlte table. ).'
On motion of Mr. Tayloi of Fan-
nin, a call of the Hbuaewaa ordered;
But Mr. Flanean witlidiuwing his
motion, Mr* i^ylor alio withdrew
f Lamar, the Sergeant1 at, Arms was instructed
i, Waul, . to remove the National Flag from its
;! present position, and procure another,
if -pTactjcable, and place Jt over the
On motion of Mr. Henderson, Mr.
Dalrymple was excuaecUmtil Tuesday
Mr. Shields moved to recor:"'ler
the vote adopting his araendi/" to
the resolution reported by tn
mittee on Privileges and Eleetio ^
,On motion, Convention adjourned
his motion for a call Of the House. > «ntil Monday morning at ten o'clock.
tected, and securod in their rights of Provisions of the ConaUtution bo in-
person and pro£orty, by
right to contract and be contracted 1
* «te from change k |^mM, 7t
The question recurring on
adoption of Mr. Davis' am^dment,
the yeas and nays were cafted for. .
Mr. Hancock accepted <tfc* amend-
ment without the vote bein# taken.
Mr. Norton moved an indefinite
rty, by appropnate 8tructed to examine and report upon postponement of the subjec -
ej «hall W. th« the follorfms; ^ Oh motion of Mr. AHen, governor
and be contracted « Hamilton Vras invited tcrase*t within
h«)d and transmit property, and be
subject to no peí * *
inequality or aist
Section 2. Fj
deny **^shnll tM jt# pr<AiWted,
tMtímonv^o be deíSned °* b<J Wp€aled by *** ^
oourt or jury hearing the same. Pro- ^ "'f*
vided that, in all cases in which they
my be heard as witnesses against a
white person, i\ shall brfm open
courts Midi the Utter shall have the
to testify in his own behalf, and
shall have tbc same right when
Ified against by a white person.
Legislature fthall have power to
atohorue them to testify as witnesses
la all eases, under the regulation
hare sot forth.
Reaf to ceTne np m its order ;
and, on motion of Mr. Joncs of Bex-
ar. «500 oopies ordered to he printed.
Mr. Julios uf &ftxnr, el.Airman of
committee ou Prating and Con tin •
2. That all judgmente, orders aní GiddingR,
, Lindsay, Murchison,
decrees of the Courts of this State,
and the acts of all officers, doné in
pursuance of laws in force' at the
time, are valid and binding.
3. That the foregoing provisions
shall extend to and'include the Offi-
cers and Courts of the Provisional
Government of Texas, Adopted.
Mr. Hunrtells offered a resolution,
to protect parties from prosecution,
who have made neiaures of private
property under ConiTederate authori-
ty, and to relieve such parties fro ra
p';j*8oual liability for damages result-
** «9 ■ ■■■
the har of the House.
Mr. Davis, of Cherokee? move.d
to adjourn until ten o'clock Monday
moraine. Lost. < * ■
Mr. Hart moved to l^f "ir. Han-,
cock's substitute on the«|^- The
ayes and noes bei"" * V.jptood
'."-hi'- i '-"'tí.í
of 'Goliad, Camp of XJbshw' , Clem-
ents, Dalrymple, Diction, í Gentry,
art, Johnson of Titus,
Lane, Lindsay, MurchisoQ, Nelson,
Perry,' Ricord, Rnnnells, Í3hepard,
Smythe of Newton, Spaightg, Stuart,
Taylor of Houston, Thompson, Whit-
fiald, and Wilson—r29. •
Noes—Messrs. Anderson , Arm-
strong, Ball, Beall, .Benge, Burke,
Davis of Webb, Davis of C-herokee,
Degener, Drake, Flanig<a, Frazier,
Gurley, Halbért, Hancock Hender-
son, Hunt, Johnson of Te.rra it? Jones
of Bexar, Latimer, L&foofver, Me-
Cormack, Middleton, ííorto:Norris,
Parker, Parsons, Pas^^hal, Phillips
Monday, Feb. 19th.
Convention met, pursuant to ad-
journmeut. Roll called. Quorum
present Journal of Saturday read
On motion of Mr. Sauifiey, Mr.
Mabry was cxcused on account of
, On motion of Mr- Rancke, Mr.
Ilarwood was excused for the same
Or. motion of Mr. Fraster, Mr.
Selman was excused.
On motion of Mr. Camp of Goliad,
Mr. Whitfield Was added to the cou-
v tjrittí .wJCi '
Mr. Stuart ofiered a resolution, to
tí?o effect that the Convention and
people of the State, by whom the
members were elected, fuuy and cor
dially accept the termaand conditions
offered by the President for the
restoration of the State to the Union.
Iioferred, on motion of Mr. Hen-
derson, to the committee on the Con-
dition of the State.
Mr. Davis of Webb offered an
amendment to the Constitution, for
the purpose of promoting immigration
MJa.ia--.JM-_.l~UI . a'. II
diency of retaining in the Bill Ot
liighu the powor of the State to
regulate the elective franchise in the
State. Adopted. ' '
Mr. Benge offered a resolution,
that the amendment to the Constitu-
tion of the State of Texas, approved
Jan. 16th, 1850, be and the saméis
hereby .adopted, and continued in
force, as a part of the Constituti
of the State.
- Referred to the commie on
Privileges and Elections.
Mr. Waul offered a rovdiution, in-
structing the committer on the Gene-
ral 1 l5rvWqos tos-—*
enquire Int «.« yrepbxt Upon die
expediency of engrafting in the Con-
stitution the following provision:
" The Legislature, whenever three
fourths of each house sliaM deem it
necessary, may call a Convention of ,
the people of the State, by bill or
otherwise: Provided that said bill
shall be read on three successive, day*
before its passage, the vote recorded
by ayes and noes, and Approved by
Mr. Henderson moved to reconsi-
der the vote ordering the printing of
200 copies of the substitute of the
Legislative Committee, referring to
Article 8 of th¿* Constitution.—
Regular business being in order,
Mr. Saunders' resolution, calling for
certain reports from State Comp-
troller, was read and adopted*., ^
The ordinance introduced by Mr.
Walker, in reference to the right of
secession, arc! repeal of ordinance of,
read seoond time, and referred to the
committee on the Condition of the
State. j.x^, ;
The repo^ of Mr ->- ck, •. -
ProvisioniL of So
reference t^ marriagca bot ween whites
and blacks, was read aud adopted.
Mr. SaufHey's" resolution, relating
to the collection of debts, was taken
up, read second ti$.e, and, on motion
of Mr. Roberts, that postjfen instruct-
ing the committée.was stricken out,
and the resolution referred to the
committee on the tlondition of the -
The report of Mr. Roberta, Chair
man of the committee on the
jy, relative to papers, record! m
furniture of the Supreme Court, wae
read second time, and adopted.
Report of Mr. Jones <£ Bexar,
Chairman of committee on Printirg
and Contingent Expenses, relative to
contracting for city papers, was read
second time, and adopted. //
Mr. Henderson move<fy'that the
Convention go into Committee of ihe
Whole on the report of the cominitt?e
on. the Legislative Department, ai d
that Mr. Dickson be called to ti e
Mr. Hart moved to print on* hutt
dred copies of the report of ^e
-committee on the Legislativo Den trt-
Mr; Jone^ cf A^ d tc in.
crease the aim tier to , Ó htti.dr «j
conies, to be printed n writing
Dickson moved that it be made-
the special order for 11 o'clock oa
Thursday. Both motions caí ríed.
The report of the conimi the oa
and Elections wat; 'called
Latimer moved a further
illips moved to j ostpone
o'clock on Fridfy next.
to the Stato from the Northern States Carried.
and Europe. , On motion, Convention a ijourned.
Referred to the committee on the
Condition of the State.
Mr. Camp of Upshur offered a
resolution, instructing the committee
on the General Provisions of, the
to ten o'clock to-morrow m< rning.
S&i ■' £ >f¥t
. ...... •
Porter, Rancke, Recvet ^ Rj, isrdson, (Constitution to enquire into the expe-
The loss by the iee gor je at St.
Lótils ii estimated at $800 000. In-
surance, probably, half this amount.
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