The Texas Democrat (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 18, Ed. 1, Wednesday, May 6, 1846 Page: 1 of 4
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i , SENATE.
,, . Tuesday, April 21st.
Senator Scott, chairman of the Commit-
'tee on Engrossed Bills, reported the follow-
' ing bills as correctly engrossed : A bill to
I -legalize certain surveys made in Bexar
county, by the surveyor offB.istrop coun-
"? y a" bill authorizinsrthe Commissioner of
.the General Land Office, to issue patents
Jto claimants on land lying in two or more
surveys ; and a bill to provide for the or-
. ganization of the counties of Sam Patricio
Senator Robinson offereciUhe following
Resolved, That the Committeeon Pub-
' lie Lands, be instructed toenqmre into the
f expediency of reporting; a bill to authorize
" the owners of head right certificates to lo-
- cate ihesamein two or more counties;
'Senator Scott, one of the . select Cora-
' tnittee,,"to whom was referred-a btthjto orgu-
&ize.thcoiinty b! Upshur, reported tMe same
"back with afnendments'."feport adopted
"r" Yule suspendedbiil read 3rd time, and
. , w- ORDERS dP THEY'D AY.
Billow legalize the several seals hereto-
- ' ForeusecT'by- the General .Land Office ;
-tread 3rd. time, and passed.
f Bill to incorporate the society ; of Free-
masons ) ' read "3rd time and pnssedr
- Bill-to'define the time of holding the
courts of the Sth judicial district ; read,
J",v and referred to the Judiciarv Cifnimittee.
,- -' Bill to restore land sold- for taxes and
bid in by the Government, tb their former
"owners j passed to 3rd reading.
6vRi! to rennirft thp. nnnnties ot Folk and
tlij . ErJ iir .Ur4:it-r,-4 l.-
ty county : read 1st time.
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V1 - . Bill to require the counties of De Witt,
La Yaca and Guadaloupe, to pay va portion
of tire debt of the counties from which they
were'laken ; read 1st time.
. BtlTsreqniring the county surveyor of
EiDerty county, to furnish the county sur-
veyor of Tvler county, witta map of tfre
surveved lamls lvino- in Tvler county:
read 1st time.
Bill requiring the county of Grimes to,
pay a portion of the debt of Montgomery
county; read 1st lime.
Bill to authorize Oliver Inglish, to re'
side permanently in the &tate ; read 1st
Joint resolution granting the Hon. John
Hemphill leave of absence from the S'late;
read 1st time.
Senator Wallace, chairman of the Com-
mittee on Privileges and Elections, reported
without amendments, ti bill supplementary
trj ariftict to provide for the election of Re-
' presentati ves tothe United States Congress;
" bilfaken npracL3rd time, and passed.
feilUo pre'vnt'free negroes from -settling
ii?thc'&tate ; read 1st lime.
''BilTproviding lor the transfe"rof Tecolds
of administration from old" to new coun-
-tiesf read 1st time
,'Bill requiring the courof Tyler coun-
ty, to be held atToWu Blu&insUid coun
ty: read 1st time. m
" Bill requiring juries in centain criminal
cases to assess the fine to "be imposed, or
pumsumeuiiooe iunicieu reau ist lime,
Bill regulating electrons; read Kst time.
Jjjll organizing comity courts ; read 1st
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uujtry line ciijicuucu , icau nu iiiii'3 ctlJU
ieferred lb Judiciary Committee.
Bilf regulating ihe office of cotiuty
Treasurer: read 1st time.
Senator Scott, chairman of the Com-
mittee on Epgrossed Bills, reported a joint
resolution tpauthorize E. G.t Rector to
sell His donation claims, as correctly en
grossed., ig t
iS'enatefaajaurned until tomorrow nine
' ', J ORDERS OF THE DAY.
,,BjlJ to provide for closing ihe business
ofHihe lale War and Ma'rineDepai'tment ;
Jilank filled with S750, as ,pay of ihe
Adjutani General, and bill passed to 3rd
Bill for the relief of R. M. William-
son ; referred to select committee.
'Leaveof absence was granted to ihe
Hon. W. L. Scott. Senator from Ilar-
rison. Bill to legalize certain s'urveys made
in BexancountT, by the surveyor of Bas-
trop county; read 3rd lime, and passed.
Bill to authorize E. G. 'Rector to sell
tdonation claim ; read "3rd time and
ilf authorizing and requiring the Com-
issioner of tbej3eneral Land Office, to
issue patents on lands h'ing in two or
more counties 5 read 3rd time and pass
Bill to permit Oliver Inglish to reside
permanently in the Slate ; referred to a
select committee, consisting of Senators
Bagby, McNeill, Robinson, Jewett and
Bill to provitle for the organization of
the counties of &an Patricto and Nueces;
read 3rd lime and passed.
Bill to restore lands Sold for taxes and
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bid in by me government, to meir ior
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mer owners ; read 3rd time and passed
Bill to requiie the counties of Polk and
Tyler, 10 pay a portion of the debt of Li-
berty count'; passed lo 3rd reading.
Bill requiring the counties of La Vaca,
De Witt and Guadaloupe, to pay a por-
tion of ihe debt of the counties ftom
which they were taken ; laid on ihe ta-
ble. Bill requiring the count' surve'or of
Liberly, to furnish the county surveyor
of Tyler county, with a map of the sur-
veyed lands in the county of Tyler; re-
ferred lo Committee on Public lands.
Bill requiring the county of Grimes,
to par a portion of ihe debt of .Mongome-
ry county; passed to 3rd reading.
Bill to provide for ihe publication of
the laws of the Slate; referred to Judi-
Joint resolution granting the Hon. John
Hemphill leave of absence from the
Stale : passed to 3rd reading.
Bill to prohibit free persons of color,
settling in the State ; referred to Judici-
A message was received from the
House, transmitting sundry bills.
Bill pioviding for the transfer of re-
cords of administrators', lo new counties;
made the special order of the day for
Bill requiring the courts of the county
of Tyler, lobe held at Town Bluff, in
said counly ; passed to 3rd reading.
Bill requiring juries in certain crimi-
nal cases,no assess the fines to be impo-
sed, or punishment lo be inflicted ; pass
ed to 3rd reading
.Bill regjlating-ihe office ofcounty. trea-
surer; referred lo Finance Committee.1
Bill regulating elections; referred to
Cdmmittee on Privileges and Elections.
Bill to create the counly of Titus:
amencieo anirreierreu to tyommmee on
t i uarrj i t .
VyUUlllV UUUUIICU ICj. .
Senator McNeill was placed as chair-
man of the Committee on Engrossed and
Senate adjourned until' tomorrow mor-nino-
Senator Miller, from -the Engrossing
Committee, .reported as" correctly ' en-
grossed, a joint resolutiorj prescribing
the modeoflnotirying the'Governor when
taCbnircreaiing a private corporation,
-has" passedboth Houses,of .the Legisla-
Jture. A bill to require certain officers to re-
'side at the counly sear, and a bill lor the
regulation'of Wreck Masters.
Senator McKinnev, chairman of the
Committee 4on Internal Improvements,
reporied a bill to establish a State Peni-
tentiary, without amendment?.
Senator Horg, chairman of ihe Judi
ciarv Committee, reported a bill to legal
ize tne otnotai acis 01 cniei lusuces ana
associaiejiiafiicpsj and courts of county
commissioners, wBilo silting as boards of
land commissioner wfihout amendments
also, a bill to provide fo the legistration
of the properly of married women, with
amendments ; a bill to provide for diges
ting and arranging the laws, civil and
criminal, .with amendments, providing
for the discharge of ihe d'uties by the
Anorney General, inslead-ofihe Supreme.
judges; also, a bill regulating appeals
in ihe Sunreme Cnurt.fviih nmendmnnts:
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report adonied s
, Senator Williams, chairman of the
Committee on Cla.mand Accounts, re-
poried a substitute ffor a bill to enable
parties having unsettled business with
the late Republicof Texas, to settle the
ORDERS Or THE DAY.
Bill to provilefor the transfer of re-
cords of administrators, to new counties;
passed to 3rd reading.
Bill requiring cleiks of ihe disliict and
counly cotiris, sheriffs, county treasur-
ers and surveyors, or their lawful depu-
ties, lo reside at the county seal; read
3rd lime and passed.
Joint resolution notifying the Gover-
nor when a bill creating a private corpo-
ration, had constitutionally passed both
Houses ; read 3rd time and passed.
Bill regulating Wreck Masiers ; read
3rd time and pased.
Bill regulating the duties of Attorney
General was taken from the tab and
referred to Committee on the Judiciary.
Amendment-of the House to a bill
requiring counly surve3Tors to record cer-
tain field notes; referred to Committee
on Public Lands.
Amendments of the House to a bill to
provide for the appointment of patrols,
and to prescribe their powers ; concurs
red in. fjlk
Amendment ol.thc iiqusc, being a subaHransmiiting several bills. Senators Bra-
- . . -YBtfe.
sytute for a joint resolution requesting
our delegation in Congress to procure
the establishment of certain mail roule ;
Bill requiring the counly of Grimes
to pay a portion of the debt ot Montgo-
mery county -j read 3rd time and pass-
ed. Bili to provide for closing the business
of the late War and Marine Department ;
read 3rd linie and passed.'
Joint resolution granting leave of ab-
sence to the Hon. John Hemphill, Chief
Justice ol the Supreme Court; read 3rd
time and passed.
Bill requiring ihe courts of the counly
of Tyler to be holden at Town Bluff, in
Bill requiring ihe counties of Polk and
Tyler to pay a portion of ihe debt of Li-
berty county ; read 3rd time and pass-
ed. Bill requiringjuries in certain crimi
nal cases, to assess the fine 'to be impo
se(), or punishment to be inflicted ; read
3rd time and passed.
Bill establishing the counly of Cass;
passed to 3rd reading.
Senator Williamsrn introduced a bill
for the relief of Thomas Anderson ; read
1st time rule suspended read 2nd
lime and referred to select committee
composed ofSenators Williamson, Wil-
liams and Jewett.
Bill requiring the county of Titus to
pay a portion of ihe debt of Red River
county ; ordered to be engrossed.
Bill prescribing further dties to the
county courts; referred lo Judiciary
Bill lo carry into effect the 27ih sec-,
tion, 7th article of the Constitution, so
far as relates lo forced sale of property
under execution. Substitute reporied
by Judiciary Committee, adopted
amended, and question on the engioss-
ment ; lost.
A message was received from ihe
House, informing the Senate of the ao-
pomrment pi a committee of conference
on a bill to prescribe what officers shall
give certificates of election in senaldriaj
Bill for the proleciiou, of widows and
omhans: reoort of Judiciarv Committee,
recommending us rejection ;.adopted.
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,-P.ill tn niUP finoc nnrl nonnltiur In llic i
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counlies in which they are assessed to.
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,ui?i y ... m,.ou u CJf a.c w iuiiu9CU ,
question ou ioe uuupuuu oi tne report oi
the Committee on Finance, recommen-
ding its rejection ; adoptec.
Senate adjourned until tomorrow' mor-
ning 9 o'clock.
Friday, April 24th.
.Senator Hogg, chairman of the Judi-
ciatyjGJom mitlee, reporied back with
amendments a,oiti organizing county
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uuuiLs, dinciiuuiems uuupicuy uiiu um ( eiecteu, reponeil mat tlie committee aree to
passed lo 3rd reading. . recede fiom the amendment of the Senate:
Sector McKinney, chairman of the adopted.
Committee on Internal Improvements, i Senator McNeill reported ns correctly en-
reported a substitute for a bill to incor- Ssd, a bill to establish a Stale Peniteutia-
poratetheLa Vaca and Guadaloupe ! T d;i biHt.. create theco,mty of Titus.
' l benator ood, from the Committee on
company. j Slut(J AfftlillS) Its)0ru-j tie bill to prevent
Senator Williams, chairman of ihe ( bhiVtis fruIM ,1Irin lllelr owh urne Wll!, unieijd.
Committee on Public Lands, reported a , 1Iients.
substitute for the bill to establish a Gene- A message was received from the House,
ral Land Office ; substitute adopied. transmitting several lalls.
Senator McNeel, chairman of the I Senator Phillips, from the committee of
Committee on Engrossed Bill, rfpoited conference on the bill to de-tgnate whatoffi-
a bill reqbinng'ihe county of Titus . to cersaliall Sne ccrtificitli of election, in se
pay a portion of the debt of Red River n,itor,rtl fjei:t!0S reported that the commit-
, .! i , i tu could not agree, and recot.imeuded the
countv, as correctly engrossed ', and an ...,, ,f ,, ,
, "... u Vi i i " P pointment ot another committee-; report
act authorizing the Governor to demand , ad(jpled aI SemiU)rs Jewett uM(J uwand
monies clue the Slate by the United appointed said committee.
Slates; also, the following bills : A joint) Senator Miller introduced a bill requiring
resolution authorizing plaintiffs and de-,1 the county of La Yaca to pay a portion of the
fendants lo hie bnels of iheir cases in ,
the supreme court, to be taken as an ap-
i rearance ; a joint resolution authorizing
all persons who may petition the Le-
gislalure -'-to withdraw their vouchers;
an act to authorize the settlement of dis-
putes by conciliation or arbitration ; a
joint resolution instructing our Senators,
and requesting our Representatives in the
U. S- Congress, to procure the establish-
ment of certain mail routes ; and an act
to authorize the institution of suits against
the State, as correctly enrolled, signed by
the Speaker and Presidentpro tern., and
presented to the Governor for his ap-
proval. -Senator Phillips, chairman of the Se-
lect Committee, reportd a substitute for a
bill for the reliefof R. M. Williamson ;
Senator -McKinney introduced a bill
seeming the copy-right of the laws to
On motion of Senator Phillips, the
Senate reconsidered their vote on yester-
day adopting the amendments of the
House to a bill for the appointment of
patrols, and appointed a committee of
On motion of Senator Wallace, the
vote of ihe Senate on yesterday, reject-
ing ihe bill to give fines and penalties to
the counties in which they were assessed,
was reconsidered, and bill ieferred to
Message from ihe House, requesting
the appointment of a committee to act
with a like committee on the part of the
House, on the aooronnation bill, and
"l'f "l" "-
shear, Grimes, Parker and IJhiliips, ap-
OUDEIIS Or THE DAY.
Bill requiring the county of Tuns to
'pay a portion of the debt of Red Rive
countv ; laid on the table.
Bill creating the county of Cass ;'read
lsi time, and passed.
The following hills read 3rd lime, and
passed : A bill providing for the transfer
of records of admmis'raiors from old
to new count ie-; bill to provide for the re-
gistration of the separate property of
married women ; bill to provide for revi-
sing digesiingand arranging the laws,
civil and criminal ; bill to legalize the
offkial acts of Chief Justice-, Associate
Jusiices and county Commissioners, while
silling as boards of land commissioners.
Senate r IJnuii.Hid reporied a substi
tute for a bill creating the countv or" Ti-
tus ; substitute adopted, and ordered to
be engrossed. "
Bill to authorize the Comptroller of
Public Accounts 10 seule ihe unfinished
business of .the lale Republic; referred
Bill for the establishment of a Stale
Penitentiary; amended, and ordered to
be engrossed. j
Bill regulating appeals lo.l.he supreme
court, in criminal cases; lead 3rd time,
and passed ' t ,
BUI requiring the county of Newton to
pay, a portion ol. the debt of Jasper coun-
ty ; read 1st time.
Bill for the regulation of limited part-
nerships ; read 1st time.
Senate receded from4 the, -5th amend-
ment to a Hill regul;:iingjuiies..
Senator Wood moved to reconsider the
vole rejecting the bill lo cary into effect
the 27ih section, 7th article of the Con-
stitution, so iar asrejates to forced sales
underexecutityi ; motion laid on theiable.
Senate adjourned uni'il lo-morrow niqr-"
ning 9 o'clock. -'
Saturday, April 25.
Senator Jewett, from the Jiuhciiiry Com-
mittee, reported u bill to provJJu for ascer-
taining what lands have been fprfeiied to the
Sttite, with ain(Midm(Mit:
Senator Hogg,clniirinnn of the Judiciary
Committee, rejjorted-tliu lull defining the du-
1 l'es of Attorney "-General of the State, with
I. . T. I III I
iiinuii(tiueiu ; aiso, a dim to repeal an act
additional lo an act to reirulate nroceeriinss
Hi civil suits, approved Feb. orb, 1&4U, with-
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ou HHH-Miuinents 5 'so, a bill prescribing
. rurtlcr dU,es to county courts und recom-
mendeifl that it be referred to the Committee
on Internal Improvements; report adopted.
Senator Williams, chairman of the Com-
"mittee on Public Land--, reported unfavora-
bly on the petition of llayden Edwards; re-
Senator Grimes, chairman of a committee
of conference ou a bill to authorize chief jus
tices, elected on the 1st Monday in Feb. last,
to continue in ifiice until their successors are
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debt ol Colorado county : read Ist lime.
Senator Gnme, from the select co'iimittee,
reported uulavo.ably upon the bill te autho-
rize J, II. Brown and Mary M. Brown to
adopt J. H. B. Stoner as their child and heir.
OKDCRS or THE DAY.
Bill to create the county of Titus ; read
3rel tunc and passed.
Bill for Ihe establishment of a State Peni-
tentiary ; read 3rd tune and passed.
Bill orguiir.iug county courts ; read 3rd
lime und parsed.
Bill supleinentary to an act to organize and
create the county of Panol. i ; read 1st time
rule suspended ; reael uel tim.
SeMilnr Phillip offcied a substitute for the
bill ; adopted rule suspended bill read 3rd
time and passed.
Siibtiitutt' of the House to the Senate's bill
to provide the mode of conveying propeitv in
which the wife has an inteiest; adopted.
Bill to establish a General Land Office of,
the State ; varmus amendments adopted and
blanks lilleel; Senator Wooil tinned to strike
out "joint ballot" and insert " nominated by
the Governor and ceu. firmed by the Senate;"
ayes and imes called fer.
Aye Senators Grimes, Jewett, Navarro,
Paikerand Wood 5.
"Noi's Senators Bagby, Bourlaud, Bra-
shear, Buileson, Ileijrg, M Kinney, McNeill,
.Miller, Plnllip-,, Robinson, Wallace, Williams
and Willi. misem 13.
Senator McKinney moved to s'rike out
"joint billot" anel insert "by the ejuahfleel
electors of the State ;" ayes ami noes calleel
Ayes Senators Bourlauel, Brashear, Bur-
leson, lleiug, Melviuiiey, Miller, P.irker, Ro-
binson, Wallace, Williams and Wood 11.
Noes Bagby, Gi lines, Jewett, McNeel,
Navarro, Phillips and Williamson 7. Car-
rieel, and bill ordereel to be engrossed.
A message was received from the Governor
informing the Senate of his approval of seve-
j ral bilK.
j Senator Parker offered the following reso-
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I ucwi'iu, j. n.ii liiu 1 iiju-i; in jieprcseiiiii-
lives De requested to nppomt u committee, lo
act with a like committee on the ).rl at' the
Senate, to prepnre :i hill fur the settlement of
.ill unsettled Irtirine&s of thu lie'pnbhc of Tex-
; .is ; laid 011 the table one d.iv. '
! Bill to incorporate the La Vaca and Gun-
I loupe company ; refer. ed to n select commit -
tee, comprised ot Senators Williamson, Phil-f'
i lips U! lines and lVlciNeel.
On nnnion of Senator Vond. the resolu-
' tion to adjourn sine die on the 30th insL, was
, taken up 30th April struck out, -and 4th
J yi.iy inserted and resolution adopted.
j ' Senate adjourned until oV,o'clock, p. jr.
I , o o'clock, 1'. M.
Bill requiring the holders of laud claims- to
locate-lhe same ; amended and ordered1 to be
'Bill to repeal an act supplementary to an
act authorising the issuing of duplicate land
warranis, ccc. ; paaae-o to n tirtl reading.
Bill securing to the State the cespy-right 'to
the laws of the same ; laid on the table.
Bill for the regulation of limited partner-
ships ; referred lo Judiciary Committee.
Bill requiring the county of Newton to pay
a portion of the debt of Jasper cdunty ; pas-
sed to a 3rd reading. ' i
Substitute of the House beinr,a bill fer the
relief of persons who hud purchased lots in
the city of Austin ; adnpteel.
Bill to apportion the liabilities of Houston
ceuuty between the counties of Anderson and
Houston; read 1st time.
Bill for the relief e,f R. M. Williamson ;
ordered to be engrossed.
Senator IWcXeel reported the correct en-
grossment of a bill io establish a General
Land Office of the Statp.
Senate adjourned until Monday morning 9
o'clock. , '
Monday, April 27th.
'Senator Wood moved to reconsider the
votejudopting the resojution of the House to
adjourn 'sine die on the 4th f "May ; carried
and 'resolution laid on the table.
Senator Williamson, chairman of the Se-
lect Committee, reported a bill for the relief of
T. Anderson bacli with amendments.
"Senator Bourlaud, cuafrmntrof the Com-
mittee on County Boundaries, reported a sub-
stitute for a bill to have the line surveyed- be-
tween the, counties of Robertson, .Limestone
and Navarro. '
ORDERS OF THE D Y.
Bill to establish a General Land Office
amendments offered, and bill madei the spe-
cial'order of the day for to-morrow 1 1 o'clock.
Bill requiring the county of,Newtnn to pay
pait of tlie elebt of Jas'per county ; amended,
read 3rd'time and passed.
Bill to provide for l
provide lor the transfer or records ol
ndministrntiem to new counties, returned from
the House with their refusal to concur in the
amendments of the Senate. Senate receded
from their amendments so far as relates to
Montgomery, and appointed Messrs. Phillips,
Miller and Navarro a Committee of Confe-
rence. Bill to repeal an act supplementary to an
act to authorize the issuing of duplicnte land
warrants, discharges and head-rights, on cer-
tain coiiilitions, approved Jan. loth, IS4I ;,
read 3rd time and passed.
Bill to provide a method fer ascertaining
when lands have been forfeited td the State ;
laid on the table.
Bill to repeahm act additional to an act to
regulate the proceedings in civil suits, appro-"
veil Feb. Sib, 1840 ; i end 3rd time and passed.
Message from the House requesting the
appointment of a committee of conference ou
a hill organizing county ceiurts, Senators Ro
binson and Phillips appointed said Committee
also, transmitting tin; following bills which
were read 1st time :
Bill to provide for raising a jury fund ;t bill
requiring the county 'J'reasiirer e f Pa'-chall
counly to pay over all monies remaining in
his hands ouhe abolishment of his office' ;
bill authorizing the Comptroller of Public
Accounts tei examine, and settle the accounts
of Hugh S. Hope, late sheriff of Harrison
county; bill prescribing the eluties and pow-
ers eif the Commissioner" appointed to locnte
the con ty seat eifP.tnoIa and Upsht.r coun-
ties ; bill authorizing the eipening and con
struction ot a turnpike road from Breubam to
Houston ; mil nutwinzing the governor to j in tne several districts; amended, ana orue-
procure and have copieei tor the benefit of the j red to be engrossed. v . t
several counties, a full set of weights and Bill te provide for raising a jury fuu'd ; pasi-measure-.
in couformiiv te the standard now i ed to 3rd reading.
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used ami adopted by the Government of the
Unite el States.
Bill to provide for running and marking
the boundaries ol tin? cemnties of Panola and
Bill providing how the "few counties crea-1 Bill to authorize the Comptroller to settle
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teel by this Legislature out of the territory of
iSacngdocht'S county, shall pay their portion
of the elebt of said county.
Bill to provide for the establishment of the
La Grange Feanale Academy.
Bill to provide for marking the boundary
line of Andersotfeoiinty.
Bill to incorporate the town of Braunfels.
Bill to incorporate the city of Austin.
Bill defining the duties of Attorney Gene-
ral. Report of Judiciary Committee adopted;
bill amended anil passed to 3rd reading.
Bill to authorize J. II. Brown and Mary
M. Brown to aelopt J. H. B. Stoner as their
child and heir; laid on the table.
Bill to require the county of La Vacn to
pay a portion of ihe debt ol Colorado county;
referred to Judiciary Committee.
Senator Hogg, chairman of the Judiciay
Committee, to whom was referred n bill defi-
ning the tune of holding courts in the Sth Ju-
ehcial District, reported a general bill by way
Bill to apportion the liabilities of the coun-
ty of Houston between sanl county and An-
elersoti county ; passed to 3rd reading.
Bill to prevent slaves from hiring their
own time ; ordered to be engrossed.
umiw m M
Bill to make provision f(.r public education ;
read I&t time. .
I oeuaioi urimes, cnairman ot tlie Unmmit-
tee on linance, reported si substitute for the
bill to.uiithorize the Governor" to employ u
Bill supplementary to the several nets for.
the relief of minute men, being a substitute of"
the House for Senate' bill.
Senator McKinney moved to tnke up tlip
j bill to classify the liabilities of life Republic
1 of Te-xa; ";
Senate adjourned until 3 o'clock p. j:.
3 o'clock p. m.
Senator Williamson, chairman of the se-
lect committee, to whom, was relewed a bill
to incorporate the La V.iea :uidGVcfaIup6
Railrrtad Company, reported the bill witli ,
amendments ; laid ou the table antil loruor- 1
row morning.- - !j t '' v ,
Senate adjourned uniiltomorro'.v''inornitig
9 o'clock. . r
TcesdW A Drills.
Senator Hogff, chairman of the Judiciary
J Committee, reported a hill totoraiiize justi-
ces' cemrls, which was read 1st time; also, A
uiu lei ux me; ume-or nouung elections, tor
members of Congress, without amendments.
Senator Williams, chairman cjf theConi-
mittee ou 'Public Lauds, reported a bill to an--0
thorize the Commissioner of the General
Laud Office to issue n patent lo Joseph Me-
Gee, back without amelidments fjulso, a bill
for, the relief of John IiirnerwithoUf amend- i
ments; report adopted arid bilPpussW-lp Sru-
rQ,,t; . TBK5' &e
.V.l.v.l... .. -M
aenaior rtogg-, in Detiall ot the maionty otrl
the Judiciary Committee, made.;F redbrudrs-
sentiug from Senator Phillips' report on the,
bill legalizing certain surveys made by tlie
.surveyor of Bastrop county, in the county of
Bexar, which was ordered to be spread on the
journals at the proper place.
Senator Miller introduced a bill to prevent
Ihe safe of ardent spirits to slaves ; read Vsl
time. 0 ,
ORDERS O? Tllk DAW'
A bill to establish a General Land Office
for the State of Texas. r ' t
Senator Navarro moved to strike out" joint
vote of both Houses of the Legislature" and
insert " appointed by the Gesvernor and con-
firmed by the Senate;" division of the ques-
tion called Yor and carried, and "jeiint vpte of
both Houses" stricken out ; ayes and nnei
called tor on filling the blank with "appoin-
ted by the Governor and confirmed by the Se-
Ayes Senators Grimes, McKinney, Mc-
Neill, Navarro and Williamson 5
Noes Senators Bagby, BouHand, Bra-
shear, Burleson, Hogg, Jewett, Miller, Par-
ker, Robiuson, Wallace and Williams 12:
Senator Parker moved to fill the blank. witlL
" elected by the qualified electors;" ayes eind '
hops called for.
Ayes Senators Bagby, Bourjand, Bra-
shear, Burleson, Hogg, McKinney, McNeill;
Miller, Navarro, Parker, Robinson, Wallace?
Williams, Williamson and Wood 15.
Ne)es Senators Grimes, Jewett and Phil-
lips 3. Carried.
Senator Hoggfofierejlthe following amend-
ment : ."'
"And that the election be holden on the
2nd Monday in July next throughout the
Stute, under the rules and regulations prescri-
bed by law;'1 adrpted.
Senator Brashear moved toHnsert in 3rr
section, ' not more than eight assistant clerks.",.
Carried and bill ordereel to be engrossed.
Bill incorporate the La Vaca, Guadalu-
pe and San Saba Railroad Company; ameii-jg
ded and ordered to be engrosseeJ. - - S '
Senate adjourned until 3 o'clock p it.
3 o'clock pi jr.
Bill to appi rtion the liabilities of Houston"
county, between said -county andjfeAndersari,
county; rend 3rd time and pacsetL--
Bill defining the duties of Attorney Gene-
ral ; amended and passed. ti
Bill for the relief of Thomas Anderou,;. laid
on the table.
Bill to authorize themertfbr tpppotnt-d
SennturNav.irro mevrd to insert !rand,shalf j
be elected by the
r..i lllAnrl alAAtnl - Tra I
bill amended and on
Senator McNeill,.chairuiBU dftue Cotaait-
tee em Engrossed and'Enr.HediBill, rSpbrtetT
several bills as ceirrectly engrossetri
Bill defining the time o&holdiugithe courts A
I.. .... 9 . l til
Bill requiring the county Treasurer of Pai-
chall county to pay over all monies remain-
ing in his hands, on the abolishment of his
office as county Treasurer; passed to 3rd
the accounts of Hugh S. Hope, late Sheriff"
ol Harrison county; referred to Judiciary
Bill to make provision for public education;
referred to Committee em Education.
Bill lo prescribe the duties and powers of
the Commissioners ppointed to locate the
counly seats of Panola and Upshur counties j,
pasted te 3rd rending.
Bill to authorize the Governor to procure.
and have copied fur tne beuehteit the several
counties of the State, a full set of weights and
mea'sures, &c. ; passed to 3rd reading.
Poll to authorize the construction of a turn
pike road from Houston to Brenham ; refer-
red to a select committee compos'ed of Sena
tors Brashear, Grimes and Jewett.
Bill to proviele fer running"suid marking thai
boundariesof the counties of Panola and Up-
shur ;, laid on the table.
Bill providing how the new counties made byj
this Legislature out of the county of Nacog-j
doches shall pay their portion ot the dent dui
the said county ; amended and passed to 3rc
Bill to provide for marking the boundat
line of Anderson county ; laid on the table.
Bill to incorporate the city of Austin" ; rl
ferred.to Judiciarv Committee.'
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