Texas State Gazette. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 17, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 14, 1850 Page: 3 of 8
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TEXAS STATE GAZETTE.
OFFICIAL VOTE ON THE PKOl'OSITION
Of the United Slates for the Purchase of U)6'do Square
Miles or 00.000000 Acres of the Territory of Texas with
Ihe Jurisdiction and Sovereignty thereof as fur as the same
has been reported to the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Total : : : : :
An act to ipqniro the Commissioner o( the General Land Of-
fice to issue patents for lands therein named.
An act to authorize the Executive Board of Managers of the
Masonic Female Institute nl Murshall Harrison county to confer
degrees and for other purposes
An act to amend tliu first section of an act entitled on act to
incorporate the Galveston and Brazos Navigation Company.
An act to authorize the Commissioner of the General Latin
Office to issue patents to the heiis of Simon Gillam und the
heirs of John Smith.
An act for the relief of Stokolv D. Shoatc
An act to incorporate the town of Shelby villein Shelby county.
An act for the iclief of Berry 'Merchant.
An act for the relief of James Chesher Senr.
An act amendatory of an "act to create the county of Freestone."
Joint resolution for the relief of John S. Walling.
An ajt supplementary to an act to secure to the German Emi-
gration Company and their colonists the lands to which they are
entitled and to adjust the liabilities of said Company approved
January 2lst 1850.
An act concerning the Book or Register of Land Certificates
issued for the county of Mar lis which was at one time mishtid
but the Book lias subsequently been found and identified as gen-
uine and unaltered.
An act for the relief of Lewis Monroe Mays a minor.
An act annronriatiwr tan thousand dollars or so much as may
be necessary for the payment of the mileage and per diem pay of
uie inemuers turn omcer-soi me seconu ntxua ou&aiwu uinu Leg-
islature. An act for the safe and profitable investment of the School
An act for the relief of Peter Lopez and Henry Tierwester.
An act making appropriations.
An act for the reiief of Alanson Ferguson.
Annct for the relief of Z. N. Morrell.
An act for the relief of the heirs of Martin W. B. Armstrong.
An act for the relief of William A. Burnes.
An act for the relief of Benjamin Burke of Tyler county.
An act for the relief of David B. Kent Bosmore Kent Mary
Total official vote received.
Acts and Joint Resolutions passed at the Third Session
A act to legalize the acts of the county Surveyors of the coun-
ty of Cass.
An act accepting the propositions of the United States in res
pect to the Northern and Western boundaries ol lexas.
An act to incorporate Fayette Academy in Fayette county.
An act to permanently iocatc the seat of Justice in Denton
An act to incorporate Rising Star Chapter Number Nine.
An act to legalize a copy of the records m'the office of the
county Surveyor of the county of Washington.
An act to authorize and require the Commissioner of the Gen-
eral Land Office to issue a patent to William Shipp of Sabine
An act for the relief of Lorenzo D. Henderson and the heirs
of William DonHio deceased and Charles Ames.
An act to repeal in part an act entitled an act to incorporate
the Trinity Plnnklload Company approved Sept. 4 1850.
An act for the relief of Reuben R. Brown.
An act to amend the second and seventh sections of an act
entitled "an act to organize the Supreme Court of the State of
Texas" approved the 12th of May 1845.
An act to authorize the clerk of the county court of Navarro
county and the county clerk of Tyler county u transcribe in a
bound hook severally to be procured by them for that purpose
all the records and filed papeis hereinafter mentioned registered
by the said county clerks.
An act to incorporate the Brazos and Bernard Railway and
Plank Road Company.
An act for the benefit of certain persons therein named.
An act to authorize the setlleis irf Peter's colony to intervene
in suit or suns in reference to any matters connected with said
colony contracts where they have an interest
Ann Bias and Louisa Bill urns heirs of Andrew Kent deceased.
An act for the relief of Martha McMillan.
An act to repeal an act entitled "an act to reserve one of the
public buildings in the city ol Austin lor the Supreme Oourt.
Joint resolution for the relief of Robert Shaw Assignee of
An act to regulate the pay of volunteers in the service of Tex-
as in the year 1842.
An act better to regulate the elections of Judges of the Su
preme Court. v
An act for the relief of Peter Gallaher and the legal represen-
tatives of Archibald Fitzgerald and Thompson Robinson.
An act to incorporate the Waco Male and Female Academy in
the county of McLennan.
An act to amend the sixth section of an act entitled anact
An actfor the relief of the heirs or legal representatives of
John W. Tilden deceased.
Tuesday December 3 1S50.
Journal of yesterday read and adopted.
A message was received from the House informing the Sen-
ate that the House had passed the following bills which origi-
nated in the Senate: .
A bill for the relief of Alanson Ferguson.
A bill for the relief of William A. Burns ; and
Joint resolution for the relief of Robert Shaw assignee of Wil-
Also that the House had passed a bill for the relief of Daniel
Parker ir ; and
A bill for the relief of Alexander McCulloch.
Also that the House had adopted a subtitutr for a bill making
an appropriation for certain purposes therein named.
Mr. Ward from the committee on Enrolled Bills ; made the
following report :
The Joint Enrolling committee have examined the following
acts and finding them correctly enrolled and having bean sign-
ed by the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate
were this day presented to the Governor for his examination :
An act to authorize the Executive Board of Managers of the
Masonic Female Institute ot Marshall Harrison county to con-
fer degrees and for other purposes.
A joint resolution for the relief of John C. Walling.
An act entitled an act for the relief of Stokely D. Choatc.
An act for the relief of Berry Merchant.
An act to authorize the Clerk of the County Court of Navarro
county and the County Clerk of Tyler county to transcribe in
a well bound book severally to bo procured by them for that
purpose all the records and title papers hereinafter mentioned
registered by the said County Clerks.
An act to amendganact entitled an act to incorporate the city
of Now Braunfels.
An act to authorize tho Commissioner of the General Land
Office to issue patents to the heirs of Simon Gillamr and tho heirs
of John Smith.
An act for the relief of James Chesher Sen.
An oct authorising the Governor to employ counsel in tho Su-
Au'act requiring the Commissioner appointed by an a3t entrfpreme Court of the Stale in cases where the present Attorney
tied "an act creating tho county of Hunt" approved April llth
1840 to deliver up certain documents and monies therein men-
An act to amend an act entitled " an act to incorporate the city
of New Braunfels.
An act for the relief of John Beeinan John S. Uccmaa and
James S. Becman.
An act for the relief of Laanner Ward.
An act to incoiporatc the Shelby University.
Joint resolution refunding to Major W. S. Henry the fine im-
posed upon him by sentence of a court martial in the 9th Milita-
ry Department of the United States itrmy.
An act to locato the seat of Justice of Kaufman county.
An act for the relief of Stephen J. Sparks.
An act for the relief of John Edmonds.
An act for the relief of John McLenan Jr.
An act to authorize the Governor to employ counsel in the Su-
preme Court of the State incuses where the present Attorney
General has been employed.
An set for tho relief of Mary Alexander.
General has been employed ; and
An act for the relief of Peter Gallaghpr and the legal repre-
sentatives of Archibald Fitzgerald and Thompson Robinson.
Mr. Wallace chairman of the committee on Enrolled Bills ;
made the following report:
The committee cm Enrolled Bills have examined the follow
ing bills and find them correctly enrolled ;
A bill for the"relief of Zachaiiah N. Morrell.
A. bill for the relief of M. B. Armstrong.
A bill for the relief of Benjamin Burke.
A bill regulating tho pay of certain volunteers. who served in
A bill for the relief the heirs of Andrew Kent deceased
A bill to be entitled an net to incorporate Waco Male and Fo.
male Academy in tho county of MnLennun.
Joint resolution for tho relief of Robert Shaw assignee of
A bill for the relief ot William A Burns.
A bill for the relief of Martha McMillan.
A bill to. regulate Ihc- election of Judges of the Supreme Court.
A bill to repeal tho act reserving one of tha public. buildings
in the city of Austin for tho Supreme Court j and
A bill tor tho relief of Alanson Ferguson.
Mr. Wallocc chairman of tho committee on Enrolled Bills :
made the fojlowing report :
The Joint Enrolling committo have examined the followimr
hills and find them correctly enrolled and having boon 'signed
by the Speaker of tho House and President of the Senaleworc
this day presented to the Governor for his examination : '
Joint resolution refunding to Major W. S. Henry the finoim-
posed upon him by sentence of a Court Martial in tho 9lh Mili-
tary Depaitment United States Army.
A bill for the relief of Mary Alexander. (
A bill to incorporate the town of Shelbyvillc in Shelby county
A bill to locate the seat of justice of Kaufman county.' '
A bill for the relief of John Edmonds. f '
A bill for tho roliof of Leantior Ward. .
A bill supplementary to an act to secure Id the German Emi-
gration Company and their colonists th6 lands to which they
are entitled and to adjust the liabilities af said Company ap-
proved January 21st 1850; and &"
A bill for the relief of Stephen J. Sparks. I Y
A bill for the relief of Zachariah N. Morrell. ' . '
A bill for Ihc relief of M. B. Armstrong. ' .
A bill for tho relief of Benjamin Burko. ' v
A bill regulating the pay of certain volunteers who served in
A bill for the relief ofth'e heirs of Andrew Kent deceased; and
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Waco Male and
Female Acadamy in the county of McLennan.
Were presented to the Governor on the 2d instant
ORDERS OF THE DAY.
' Snhtituto of tho House to a bill making appropriations for cer-
tain purposes therein named. Read first time.
Mr Burleson offered the following amendment :
Add " and the further sum of one hundred dollars'to Messrs
Brown and Tarbox for conveyingthe remains of Captain Samuel
WalkerTroni the city of Houston to La Grange. Adopted.'
Mr. Campbell offered the following amendment : ""
Add "for advertising Governor's Proclamation in Dallas Her-
aid forty four dollars. ' Adopted
Mr Wallace offered the following amendment :
" For pay of Benton and Price for publishing the Proclama-
tions of the Governor and the proposition from the United States
to Texas &c ninety-six dollars. Adopted.
Mr. Robertson offered the following amendment:
" For pay of W. H. Cushney for publishing proclamation of
the Governor submitting propositions of the United States to the
Stale of Texas for the purchase of hor Northwestern territory.
and for advertising proclamation of tho Governor conveneing
the Legislature hi secoond extra session forty-four dollars.
Mr. Grimes offered the following amendment :
" For pay of G. Robinson for printing proclamation of tho
Governor in tho Huntsville Item twenty-five dollars. Adopted.
Mr. Robertson offered the following amendment:
"For pay of Logan and Sterne for publishing proclamation
twenty-four dollars. Adopted.
Mr. Wallace offered the following- amendment :
" For pay of Benton and Price for publishing proclamation of
Governor and the advertisement ot tho escape' of Cheshernwen-
ty dollars. Adopted. ' '
Mr. Parker offered the following amendment :
" For pay of Jasper Starr editor of the Wonder for publish-
ing tho proclamation of the Governor convening tho Legislature
and the election on the proposition to sell a portion of our North-
western territory thirty-five dollars. Adopted.
The question then recurred on the adoption of thesubtitute rf
the House as amended.
Upon which the yeas and nays were called arid were ns
Yeas: Messrs. Cooke Campbell Gage Latimer Parker Rob-
ertson Ward and Wallace 8.
Nays: Messrs. Burleson Grimes Hart McRaoand Moffett
5. No quorum present.
The Seigeant-at-Arms was despatched after absent members
returned and still there was no quorum. '
Absentees: Messrs. Bsashear Davis Pease PhillipsPorthr
Taylor Tniit and Van Derlip. V
Roll called quorum present. "V.
Mr. Kinney moved that the Senate adjourn sine die.1
. Upon which motion the yeas and nays were called and stood
Yeas : Messrs. Grimes Hart Kinney Latimer and McRae 5.
Nays: Messrs. Burleson Cooke' Carnpbojl Gage Moflct
Parker Robertson Truit Ward and Wallace 10.
The question then recurred on the adoption of thesubtitute of
the House os amended for a bill making appropriations Tor cer-
tain purposes therein named. h
Upon which the yeas and nays wore as follows j
Yeas : Messrs. Burleson Cooke Campbell Davis Gage Latu
mer Moffett Parker Robertson Ward and Wallace 11.
Nays: Messrs. Grimes Hart Mcllae and Truit 4.
A message was received from the Houso that the House had
passed a bill from the Sonale for the relief of tho heirs of John
W. R. Tilden deceased ; and had concurred in the amendments
of the Senate to ft bill making appropriations for certain purpose
On motion of Mr. Robertson a committed was apppinted to
wait on the Governor and inform him that the Legislaturcwos-
I about to adjourn and to know if he had" any communication to-
The committee retired -and after a short absence returned ancj
reported that Hip Excellency had no further communication 'to-
make to the Legislature.
Mr. Cooke offered the following resolution :
Resolved That theAthauks of the Senate be tendered tojjorr
John A. Greer for tho able dignified and impartial manner m
which lo has discharged the duties of President of the Senaler
at this extra session of the Legislature. ' '
Rule suspended and resolution unanimously adopted.
Mr. Davisoffered the following resolution :
Resolved Thai tho Secretary of tho Senato bo rcqufr.cd'to re
main in charge of tho papers of the Senate for two wcVks after'
the adjournment of tho oxtia session for the purpose1 of nrrane- '
ing and filing them and that ho be- allowedtho same per dton
pay for his services as is allowed him as Secretary T ''m '
TJnln cncnniiHnrl nlirl l'RSnltltinn nrlnhJnrt ' '"1 ' v
Ttuln sn.cnnnrinr. mid resolution adnntnrl.
On motion of Mr. Parker the Sonato adjourned awe eta..
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Texas State Gazette. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 17, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 14, 1850, newspaper, December 14, 1850; Austin, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth80960/m1/3/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.