South-Western American (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 23, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 6, 1851 Page: 1 of 4
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"for publication will be inseiled until tliey are' ordered to be discontinued
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AGENTS FOBflffi SOOTH-UESTEBiV AMSICM:
The receipts 'of the'ibliowin" 'Eentlement.wiirbb valid:.
.TauEriAttTSan Ant niri." - 1iSsHrj'EtMfLLETT'N
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A. H. Beax New York .City.
E. Crozett. Philadelphia.
TEXAS LEGISLATURE-FOURra SESSION.
TtfEsbAY D'ecembcr 2 1851.
vThe Seuatc.was called to order by "the president pursuant
' tMdjourlirnent-pray'cr by the Rev. Afciaggerly-roll called
l HbuLrnal of yesterday was radtahd addptrH.'
ySfnstrong presented the etifipn' of the heirs of Felix
w JP-rdsou and of Julian Sanchez' asking for land. Ke--Jlf.aalE?the
committee on PrivateiLand Claims.
'-'Mri Dugan presented the lnentbrjal 'of sundry; citizens of
IjaWaca count- protesting against me .passage oi a tawj-c-liioying
the county seat c f said coiiiitjr Reiul and refened to
'"the committee mi Counties and C6uniy Boundaries."
Mr. Taylor presented the petition-of ihe Chief Justice and
County Commissioners of Cass county: Referred to the com-
mittee on Counties and Counly TJoundalies.
Mr. Eddy presented the petilioii'o'f Y. LStringer aslcing
for land. Refened to the committee on Private. Land-Claims.
Mr. Ai ms'trong" chairman of the committee on Public Lands
to 'whom was referred a bill to define the limits of the Milam
Land District rrported the same back with the following
Strike out the words ' main north" and insert the words
.'main or salt." . ..iA-i .
Mr. Armstrong frcm the ?ame cornrmttee.Jreported back a
Fill for the relief of A. F.Holcomb with the following amend-
r Strike out the words " two hundred" ' and insert " one hun-
difed"- " '" T .
'--.Mr: "Armstrong from lln. committee on the Judiciary to
' which was referred a bill to incorporate the town of Belton in
S'Bell. county reported a substitute therefor and recommended
its adoption. " -" . -.-;;-
'' Nr Williams chaiiman of the committee to wbom was re-
ferred a bill to incorporate the Corpus Christi Navigation
Companv reported the same back audj recommended "ts pas-
sage. .Mi- Bosrart. chairman of the committee on Counties and
County Boundaries to whom was referred the petition of sun-
dry.citizBns'of Austinand Washington counties reported
fiill. to' define ;andifithesoulhernT.boundary finepfjWasHins
TIeadrfiisTlime. c--:--" -... '4
MU&jffiiJf chairman ofthe .Selects P6mmittee.to which was
referred'a bill to amend lheJIOthusectioa of an; act toi provide
forrthe payment of.grand andtpetiti jurors and
j.jbill authorizing jurors tickets to be paid out of the Slate
taiMreDorted!a1substitutevthcrefor and recommended its adop-
lion. .. : vJ1 ''.' -
"Mrj-TavloY. chairman of the1 committee on Private Jand
Ciairxis towhom was referred tliepetition of JosephF. Morse
etforted that it was inexpedient to grant the prayer lof the
Mr. Taylor from the same committee to which was referred
.a bill for the relief of the heirs of Walter Gibbe?.of Liberty
county reported the same back wiih "the following amend-
First amendment Strike oufc " Waller " where it occurs in
ih'e.caption "and bill and insert " William."
Second amendment In third line of the first section strike
Sul-"Liberty "and insert "Taylor."
"liir. Taylor from the same committee made a repor.t.
Mr. Gray chairman of the committee on Uie Judiciary to
wqm'was" referred a. bill to amend .an-act to regulate the
license and1practice of attorneys aud' counsellors at law re-
rportedthe '.kme1)ack and recommended its .indefinite . post-
ponement; ; -j
zMr. Gray from the same' committee to which vas referred
"a till to amend an act tofregulate;. proceedings in the District
Couri approved Mayl3j.1846firepbrtejlF.the same back with
mefollovinameMmeriV': ' ; " '' ' '
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-s "MErGray ffom'the same committee to which was 'f eferredj
TTiir to 'amend the tenth section of an act to organize theDis-
ttiet Courts; anddehne their powers anu jurisaicuon reporie.u
ithe.same back with the following amendment and recqmmen-
ded"' 'its adoption and the passage of the bill; .
"" mend by striking out all of the lst.section qftex the words
'woa'foilnvvs" and insert: ' .. I-.. .
Section 10. In all counties where the term's of the Xistribt.
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Lamar county to turn over to the County Coufiof:said counfv.
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deeds and ther documents ifi; theirfposse's-
all moneys notes
sion. "? - -m.
A bill to incorporate the Victoria Lodge No9 of the Inde-
pendent. Order of Odd Fellows. '
A bill allowing Assessors and Collectors to employdeputies.
A bill changing the name of the county seat of Bell co'nnty ;
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A bill to amend the 17th section of th'e. act .to incorporate
the Buffalo Bayon Brazos and Colorado Slailfoad'iCbmpany.
ORDERS OF THE DAY. '
A bill making an appropriation to pay 'William Smith
tiejiffjofStarr county for taking three convicWtoi the Slate
Penitentiary. - Read third time. ' !
Mr. Bigelnjpffered the following amendment: $'r -. .. -
" ProvidedfHhatthe certificate of James Giileapi.eFuperin"-
tendeat of the Sfateebitentiaiy. bearing date the 5thofN'o-
yember 1851 for the surhJofthreehundred and wenty-ight
dollars and twenty one cents be .and is hereby cancelled."
Adopted. - ;
" And bill passed by the following vote :
Yeas Messrs. Armstrong Bigelow Bogart Burks Burle-
son Dancy Day Doane DugganEddy Gray iGrimes-Kin-ney
Merrirrian Meusebach Parker Reaves Sterne Trait 'and
Nays Messrs. Davis Hart Scott and Taylor-J-4.
A bill to. amend the 17th section of the act to incorporate
the Buffalo Bayou Brazos and Colorodo Railroad Company.
Read third lime. . '
Mr. Day moved to amend the bill by striking out"Ahree
years " and inserting " four years." Lost. -.t
The bill was then passed by the;fqllowing vote " '-'
Yeas Messrs.Arrastrong Bigelov.Bogat:tBurIiF Burleso&y
Dancy Davis. Daj Doane Duggah?.-Eddy. Gray' Grimes?
Hart Kinney Merriman Meusebach' -Parker Reaves;' Scott
Sterne Taylor Truit and Williams 24.
AxbUl to incorporate the Victoria Lodge Noj9 of the Inde--pendent
Ordrr of Odd Fellows. Read third tiifie and passed
by the following vote : '
Yeas Messrs. Armstrong Bigelow Bogarf J Burks Bnrle-
son Dancy Davis Day Doanpl)uggan Eddyj Grimes Hart
Kinney Merriman Meusebach Parker Reaves Scott Sterne
Taylor Truit and Williams 23. i
Nays None. j
A bill to incorporate Milam Masonic Female Institute in
the counly of Bowie. Read third time and psissetf by the fol-
lowing vote : I
Yeas Messrs. Armstrong Bigelow Bogari. Burks Burle-
son Day Davis Dancy Doane.Duggan EJdyTGray. Grimes
Kinney Meusebach Parker Reaves Scott Sterne Taylor
Truit and Williams 23.
Nays None. "
A bill giving damages upon patents drafts and bills of ex-
change. Read and on(motionbf Mr. Taylor laid on the table.-
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A diu granunsuertaui jjoweia iu juo corporation oi waives'
city. Readthird"lime and'passed. m - -
On motioiiMfiMr. Sterne a bill for the relief of Axul re w C
Walters .was taken from the table and'placed'among the or-
dersjpf.the day. ?.
A message was received from the House;mfjprming the
Senate that the House had passed a bill to regelate the pay
of members and officers ofthe Legislature which was read a
first time.. i-
A bill to amend an act to regulate the public pVinting ap.
proved March 8th 1848 together with the report of the com-
mittee on Printing offering amendments theieto was read
report adopted and bill passed to a third reading.
A bill" for the relief of Sabina Droper. Rcacl second time
and ordered tq be.erigrossed. .f
The following bills were severally readafthird time and
passed to wit : "? J
A bill to require the commissioners of theitown of Paris in
Lamar county to turn over to the County CnuJ of said coun-
ty all moneys notes 'deeds and oilier doeum'ej.ts in their pos
A. bill changing the'name ofthe county sea:goSii!il county ;
A bill allowing Assessors and Collectors reemploy deputies.
A bill to fix 'the time for the biennial meefingof the Legis-
lature. Read. ... .
Mr. Hart offered the following amendment :)
" Provided that all elections for members of tjie State Legis-
lature shall hereafter take place on the first Mbnday in Octo-
ber preceding the time of meeting-herein designated. Adopted.
Mr. Reaves moved the previous question." dost. r
.Mr. Dancy moved to amend the bill by striding out "first
Monday in December" and inserting " third JVEonday in No-
vember." Lost. . (
The yeas and nays were then called on the engrossment
and were as follows:
4 .lYeas Messrs. Bigelow Gray Taylor William andAVil-
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INays wiessrs. Armstrong ogarrJ5urKS jjuneson uancjr
Davis DaySDoane Duggan! Eddy Grimes fHart.'HilH Kin-
ney Meusebach'BParker Reaves Scott Sternej'and Truit 20
The Senate refusedto engross the bill. j?Hi - i
Mr. Davis was excused from serving on th'selectftommitS
tee on the report ofthe commissioners to investigate land titles
.west ofthe Nueces. C.
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uie Jiiaiciary. J . - . -' ;v
A bill relinquishing to the county of El pasd a ccfiiii? tract
of land. Read second time ; and ' ' 9 "'
On mqlion of -Mr. Burleson referred to-the .cdmrnilteeoia
Public Lands. . '" ' ""IJ
A bill to encourage- the deepening cf the Anahuac Eaf at".
the mouth of the Trinity river. Read seconduimftaflcCp5 - - f ''' & i
On motion of Mr. Parker referred to the 'cprnmitlefwin- .i.i '''. iij&afr
ternai improvements. ? &.- "?
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A hi In tinnmnmlo tln -.. C A .T ?!'.f-ti5SnT-T5.fH
4.4. ... . 1! uit lUHiiui vuuersousm.UTlHies coun
ty. Read second iitmSSSSUSB19'- ' ' -r H
On motion of MfflGrimes referred to the committee rin ViS
.. A bill to provide
Jvautman.countv : and '".:" i.
.: Albillfttb-incorporale the town of Damreffifild. ivAr. r.
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erection' ofpubl.c buildings m
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second time : and
On motion of Mr. Tavior '. '.'referred'ito thfi nnWim'itiPP.'nn
Counties and County Boundaries. " .; '"'
A bill lor the relief ot Andrew C Walters. Read.
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Editor ;S. W. American-- ..
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t 1 have iust return
ed frcm a-tour through the counties of Brazoriaiand'-Matagor-da..
it gives me pleasurejto inform you. that the. plantfng-iii-terest
in'that region .of'.ciintcyjirtjquiiaa.fiouiishins'-eondi
tion. The sugar planters were in"the midst of the' 'grmdm
season. The yield of sugar was much better than had been
anticipated. The fall season has been uncommonly favorable'
both for the sugar and cotton planter. The planters on Ga-
ney have not suffered tor rain at any time during the past"
summer. Corn is abundant at fifty cents per bushel. I was
quite surprised at the low price of land in that-'ebtfon of couh-
try. The best of sugar land could be purchased atfrord fivo.
to eight dollars per acre. In (act; sales have been made re-V:
ceuiiy tiL a. less pnue. x-i v1" oueyjPipree ;nogsneaas oi sugar
are made to the acre and fromfontatwb bales of cotton.-??
1 learned that on one p!antatation0nuB"roria;c6pnty as.hih
as thirteen hogsheads of i3Ug'atblethan'd. ffasbeen made.-
This however is far beyqnffjxif binarycropping. In one;
instance I learned from the piaerliimself Ihat. a sufBcient
amount was realized from thejerobyofone .season to have
paid for the hands engaged iri4tscultuYe. ls!notthis good
cronninir? - -iSsSftKfe-v r ' . .
Wooclfableshodicd negro men hireTat'from'Sl50Uo.S200 ner
annum andw.oraen at from $125Tp' 1'50 as -field hands. -
I found aihealthy. educational spirit prevailing among the
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sons and daughters abr6adKto?bcT educated.rAtf Matagorda -
and Columbia are good academies. ManVof thelantelem-
families. This;J 'is a Wood jpfanT
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" iinwiiw v"vivu tio-aouuouLULB kji ii. L.iiiii mr inp to. zj. . . -saj?ZA&mmamEVja-
lief of Andrew CiuWaltefs and Albert Emanuel. onimk;-
and bill ordered t6e;engrqsse'd. '"' ": "". "" .' -'--lSSIVB
A bill fortheffelief'dfthe-teirabflAvip. Lockhart. Jl'eadVlH-WSplfe
and ordcred:to1.bc'engrosse'd -' M'" rjT" ' . 7wHESmIWN
On mqtioh the-'SenatadjdSrncdnti lx4P1Pr
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igeiu planters xiiBy cirt; uegiuning to see anu appre;
the importancejof establishing seminaries .ofIe"a'rning6f
character. in.onrrown Statelinstead of sendir.'ethp'ir
n nff nvivnto fntnr in Ihpir Inmilips Thia1' i o 'rrrtrtrl inlJ
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and will have to be extensively adopted in. the imbre sparsely
settled regions of our country. The sovereigns are expect.ri'g
much cf their public servants at the present sessioiifo'f the' leg-
islature in regard to education. The' are fully prepared Yo
sustain them in their most liberal provision for the suppoftof
Common Schools. I think that public sentiment demands that
at least one of the ten millions reccivedfor Santa Fe. 'beap
prbpriated to the education of the "rising race of Texas
Your uniform and efficient advocacy of the.de velopmeivf of
the agricultural resources ofthe State ofthe cause ql educaj-
tion Domestic manufactures anld Internal improvements; is
highly appreciated among the more intelligent part of your
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OFFICERS OF -THE AMERICAN SUNDAY SCHOOL
union. 1851. '-;;".' u""!3
'P4iE3iDE4T : ITon. John RlcL3an"bf thn Methodist CHurch.
- Cor. Sec: F. W. Porter Esq' of (the FiscopW'Chufcfi.
litiu. uiiu ;. -a1 xx. lauiiuiu -ljou. ui-
FiNANciATi Sec : Rev. Rufus Babcock of tie Baptist
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The publishing Commi:tec consists! of two members from
each ofthe following denominations: viz: .- t 'ifltft
Baptist Methodist Presby;erian Episcopalian) Reformed
Dutch and Congrcgationalist. No m'anuscrTpFis puBiished
without the unanimous consent of everyirriemb'er"bf the Corn
Is not the above.plaform'sufficiently.bfoatj"to admit fbfjgttie
lion of all evangelical denominations in the instructidrf 'ot'
youth in the greatjprinciples and truths of the "Bible?
shall of .Kentucky...
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