Texas State Gazette. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 17, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 14, 1850 Page: 5 of 8
TEXAS STATE GAZETTE.
ported u subtituto therefor nad recommended it to the favorable
consideration of the Semite.
On motion of Mr. Cooke the rule requiring- reports to lie on
the table one dny was siisponded and report taken up; subtituto
adopted nnd bill ordered to bo engrossed.
On motion of Mr. Moflett the rule requiring bills to be rpad on
three several days was suspended by the following vote :
Yeas: Messrs. Brashes r Burleson Cooke Campbell Gage
Grimes Latimer MofFett Parker Robertson Taylor Truit Van
Derlip and Watd--M.
Nays : Mr. Hart 1.
The bill was then read a third time and passed.
A message was received from the House informing the Senate
that the House had adopted a subtituto for the Senate's bill better
to regulate the election of Judges of the Supreme Court; also
that the House had adopted the Senate's resolution relative to
an adjournment with amendments.
The Senate refused to concur in the amendments of the House
to the resolution of adjournment by the following vote :
Yeas : Messrs. Cooke Gage and Parker 3.
Nays: Messrs. Brashear Burleson Campbell Grimes Hart
Latimer MofFett Robeitson Taylor. Truit Van Derlip and
The Senate refused to adopt the subtituto of the House to a
bill better to regulate the election of Judges of the Supreme
.Court by the following vote :
Yeas: Messrs. Cooke Campbell Halt Latimer Parker Rob
crtson Taylor and Ward S.
Nays: Messrs. Brashear Burleson Gage Grimes Kinney
Portis Truit Van Derlip and Wallace 9.
A bill authorizing the Governor to employ counsel in the Su-
preme Court of the State in cases whore the present Attorney
General has been employed. Read and passed to a third reading.
On motion of Mr. Campbell the rule was suspended; bill read
third time and passed.
Mr. Ward from the committee on Enrolled Bills made the
following lepoit :
The Joint Enrolling committee have presented the following
nets to the Governor lor his inspection ; the same having been
signed by the Speaker of the Douse and President of the Senate
An act to amend the second and seventh sections of an net to
organize the Supreme Court of the State of Texas approved 12th
of May 18'IG.
An act to amend the first section of an act entitled an act to
incorporate the Galveston and Brazos Navigation Company.
An act to authorize the settlers in Peters' Colony to intervene
in suit or suits in reference to any matter connected with said
Colony contracts where they have an interest ; and
An act concerning the book or register of land certificates is-
sued by the Board ot Land Commissioners for the county of Har-
ris which was at one time mislaid but the book has subsequent-
ly been found and identified as genuine and unaltered.
Mr. Burleson asked and obtained leave to withdraw from the
Senate a bill for the relief of J. W. E. Wallace; and the petition
of Nathaniel Townsend.
On motion of Mr. Hart the Senate adjourned until 3 o'clock
P.M. ' '
The Senate metquorum present.
Mr. Grimes introduced a bill making an appropriation to pay
the contingent expenses of the two Houses of the Legislature
nnd printing at the extra session convened the ISth November
1850. Read first time.
On motion of Mr. Grimes the rule was suspended ; bill read
second time and ordered to be engrossed.
On motion of Mr. Gage the rule was lurther suspended ; bill
read thiid time and passed.
Mr. Robertson chairman of the committee on State Affairs to
whom was referred a bill to amend an act concerning slaves ap-
proved the 5th February 18'1U; reported the same back to the
Senate and recommended that the following proviso be added
to the end of the first section :
! Provided that nothing herein contained shall be so con-
Miued as to interfere with or in any way effect the right of in-
corporated towns and cities in this State from making and en-
forcing their own police regulations except so fur as relates to
the carrying of fire-arms."
And that the following proviso be stricken out :
" Piovidedtbat the counties of Ellis Tarrant Navarro Har-
ris Walker Montgomery and Grimes be. and they ore hereby
exempt from the operations of the law so fur as it lelates to ne-
groes being prevented fiom carrying fire-arms." And recom-
mended the adoption of the amendments and the passage of the
On motion of Mr. Robertson the rule requiring reports to lie
on the table one day was suspended and bill and report taken
up and the first amendment adopted.
The yeas and nays were called on the adoption of the second
amendment and were as follows :
Yeas: Messrs. Burleson Campbell Gage Kinney McRae
Parker Portis Robertson Van Derlip Ward and Wallace 12.
Nays: Messrs. Brashear Cooke Grimes Hart Latimer and
Adopted and bill passed to a third reading by the following
Yeas : Messrs. Burleson Cooke Kinney Latimer Parker
Portis Robertson Van Derlip Ward and Wallace 10.
Nays: Messrs. Brashear Campbell Gage Grimes Hart and
Mr. Robertson moved to suspend the rule requiring bills to bo
read on three several days. Lost by the following vote :
Yeas : Messrs. Burleson Cooke Gage Kinney Parker Portis
Robertson Van Derljp Ward and Wallace 10.
Nays : Messrs. Brashear Campbell Grimes Hart Latimer and
Lost four-fifths not votinjr for it.
Joint resolution upon the fugitive slave law. Read second
On motion of Mr. Grimes referred Jo the committco on State
A bill for the relief of Mary Alexander. Read second time
and ordered to be engrossed.
On motion of Mr. Wallace the rule was suspended ; bill read
third tinie and passed. t . . mi ' !
' Report of the committee on Finance on i bill concerning the
school fund. Head. (i ; .'); t ' ' r:
' On motion of Mr. Grimes laid on the table. i
Mr Robertson moved thatthcSecretary of the Sotiato request
the House of Representatives to return to the Senate tho resolu-
tion relative to adjournment.
Upon which the yeas and nays were as follows :
Yeas: Messrs. Burleson Cooke Campbell Gage Grimes
Parker Robertson Truit and Wallace 9.
Nays : Messrs. Hart Kinney Latimer Portis Van Derlip and
Waid 0. Carried.
A bill for the relief of Stokely D. Choate. Read and passed
to a third reading.
On motion of Air. Parker the rule was suspended ; bill read
third tiuo and passed.
A message was received from ihe House informing tho Senate
that the House had passed a bill to provide for the safe and prof-
itable investment of the school fund ; and that the Senate insist
on their amendments to tho resolution relative to adjournment.
A bill to provide for tho safe and profitable investment of tho
school fund. Read firsUimo.
On motion of Mr. Pp'rtis the rule was suspended ; bill read
Mr. Grimes moved to.rofcr the bill to the committteo on Fi-
Mr. Parker moved to refer it to the committee on Education.
The bill was then passed to a third reading by tho following
Yeas: Messrs. Brashear. Burleson Cooke Campbell Gago
Kinney Poitis Robertson Ward and Wallace 10.
Nays: Messrs. Grimes Hart Latimer McRae Paiker and
On motion of Mr. Robertson the rule was further suspended ;
bill read third time and passed by the following vote:
Yeas : Messrs. Brashear Burleson CookejpCampbell Gage
Kinney Portis Robertson Van Derlip and Wallace 10.
Nays: Messrs. Grimes Hart Latimer McRae Parker Truit
and Ward 7.
Mr. Robertson moved a reconsideration of the vote which re-
fused to adopt the amendment of the House to the resolution rel-
ative to adjournment.
Upon which the yeas and nays wore as follows :
Year : Messrs. Burleson Cooke Campbell Gage Parker
Robertson Truit and Wallace 8.
Nays: Messrs. Brashear Grimes Hart Kinney Latimer
McRae Portis Van Derlip and Ward 9.
Refused to reconsider.
A message was leceived from tho House informing the Sen-
ate that the House had passed a bill of the Senate supplementa-
ry to an act to secure to the German Emigration Company the
lands to which they are entitled with amendments.
Mr. Wallace chairman of the committee on Enrolled Bills
made the following report :
The committee on Enrolled Bills have examined ihe follow-
ing bills and find them coneclly enrolled.
A bill to be entitled an act to require the Commissioner of the
General Land Office to issue patents for land therein named.
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Peter Lopez and
Henry Tierwester; and
A bill to be entitled an act for the benefit of certain perspns
A message was received from tho House informing the Sen
ate that the House had passed the following bills which origi-
nated in the Senate viz :
A bill requiring the Commissioner appointed by an act cre-
ating the county of Hunt approved April 11th 1S46 to do-
liver up certain documents and moneys therein mentioned.
Abill for the relief of John Beeman John S. Beeman nnd James
S. Beeman ; and
A bill for the relief of Lewis Mnnroe Mays.
Mr. Robertson moved to suspend the uile requiring bills to bo
read on three seveial days in order that a bill legulatingthe pay
of certain volunteers who served in 1842 might be taken up
and read third time.
Upon which the yeas and nays were as follows :
Yeas: Messrs. Burleson Cooke Campbell Gage Kinney
Latimer Portis Robertson Van Derlip and Ward 10.
Nays ; Messrs. Grimes Hart Parker Truit and Wallace 5.
Lost four-fifths not voting for it.
The Senate concurred in the amendments of the House to Sen-
ate's bill supplementary to an act to secure to the Gorman Emi-
gration Company the land to which they are entitled.
Mr. Latimer moved that a committee of three bo-appointed to
wait on the Governor and inform him that there is a disagree-
ment between the two Houses relative to an adjournment.
Mr. Wallace moved to lay the motion on tho table. Lost.
On motion of Mr. Latimer tho yeas and nays were then called
which were as follows :
Yeas: Messrs. Grimes Hart Kinney Latimer Portis Rob-
ertson Truit and Van Derlip 8.
Nays : Messrs. Burleson Cooke Campbell Gage Parker
Ward and Walluce 7. Carried.
Mr. Gage moved the Senate adjourn until 10 o'clock Monday
morning. Lost by the following vote :
Yeas: Messrs. sBroshear Burleson Cooke Campbell Gage
Kinney Portis Robertson Ward and Wallace G.
Messrs. Latimer Poitis and Gage were appointed said com-
mittee. Mr. Gage was excused from said committee.
On motion of Mr. Wallace thec Senate adjourned until 9
o'clock Monday morning.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
N Austin November 30 1850.
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for tho final adjustment
of the Public Debt of the lalo Republic of Texas under consid-
eration when the House adjourned.
Mr. Dickson's motion to postpone the consideration of the bill
until tho first of March next being first in order tho yeas and
nays were called and stood as follows:
Yeas : Messrs. Speaker Bogart Charlton Cochran Dickson
Holland Joweis Lloyd Reynolds Selman Shaw Speights and
Taylor of Cass 13.
Nays: Messrs. Bryan Clements Fiolds Franklin Gillct
Hardeman of Nacogdoches Hendricks Hunt Johnson Lolt
McKinney Owon Patrick Polk Russell Scott Shea Smith of
Shelby Stapp Sterno Stewart Tarrant Taylor ot Harrison
Wigfall Williams and Wren 2G.
So the motion was lost.
Tho question being next upon the amendment proposed by
Mr Stnnn. tr strilfR nut in.flr.it sprliin frinrlh linn nftp.r llin' Wiirtl
"published" all to the word " to" insixth lino was put and lost j read first time.
Mr. Fields proposed tho following amendment which wosad-
opted: r . '. '
Striko out in fourth and fifth linos first section tho words in
each of the cities of Now Orleans' Louisville Now York Phil-
adelphia Baltimore and Washington' and insert" in each of
tho papers printed in tho city of Austin and ono intho$ city of
Mr. Suipp proposed tho following amendment to tho second
section i ' ?
In first line after the word " indebtedness" insert "of tho first
and second classes."
In second and third lines striko out the words "as well as
those which may hereafter bo issued by them." and insert iritho
blank in third line the word " five." ' i
Add after the word " the " at tho end of third lino same sec-
tion the words " date from which interest may he payable to tho
State of Texas on tho United States five per cent stock fund ; "
Mr. Dickson moved to striko out the seccind section ; motion
carried and the section stricken out.
Mr. Franklin proposed a substitute in part for the bill and
moved tho reference of the same together with tho amendments
to a select committee ; upon which tho yeas and nays were called
and tho motion nrovailed.
The Speaker appointed Messrs. Franklin Stapp Stewart
Williams and Sterne to compose said committee.
Tlip Senate's resolution to adjourn sine dio on Monday the
second December next was taken up and read.
Mr. Torrant moved to striko out "Monday the second" and
insert " Wednesday the fourth ; " upon which the yeas and nays
were called and stood as follows :
Yeas: Messrs. Bogart Bryan Charlton Clements Cochran
Crump Gillet Hendricks Hunt Lolt McKinney Owen. Pat-
rick Reynolds Russell Shea Smith of Shelby Stapp Sterne
Stewart Tarrant Taylor of Harrison Wigfall and Williams 24.
Nays: Messrs. Speaker Bnrnoy Dickson Fields Iordeman
of Nacogdoches Holland Johnson Jowers Lloyd Polk Run-
nels Scott Selman Shaw Speights Taylor of Cass and -Vreu
So the motion prevailed.
The Senate's bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Peter
Gallagher and the kgal representatives of Archibald Fitzgerald
uuu j.numisou iuuiii&uu jreau secouu umc aim passeu to a
Abill to be entitled an act to'amond tho third section of en act
to amend the second and seventh sections of an act entitled an act
to organize the Supreme Court of tho Stato of Texas approved
November 1850 from tho Senate ; read first lime.
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the safe and profita-
ble investment of thaSchool Fund ; read third time. The yeas
and nays being called on its final passage stood as follows :
Yeas Messrs. Speaker Bogart Bryan Clements Cochran
Crump Fields Gillet Hunt Lloyd McKinney Owen Reynolds
'Russell Selman Shea Smith of Shelby S'app Sterne Stewart
Tarrant Taylor of Harrison Wigfall and Williams 24.
Nays Messrs. Burnoy Charlton Dickson Franklin Harde-
man of Nacogdoches Hendricks Holland Johnson Jowers
Liioyd iJatricK folic Scott Shaw Speights Taylor of Cass and
Wren IS. ' i ..
So the bill passed. WMH?'
A Bill to be entitled an act for the relief of John McLeWaiiJr ;
read second time and passed to a third reading. V$T "'
A Bill to be entitled an act supplementary to nn'-nct to secure
the German Emigration Company tho land to which they aro
entitled with amendments from the committee on Private Land
Claims was taken up and amendments adopted.
A bill to be entitled an act to require the county clerk of Bra-
zs county to admit to lecord the noncupativo will of John 11.
Jones deceased ; read second time and refened to the Judiciary
The Senate's bill for the relief of John Beeman John S. Bee-
man and James J. Beeman ; read third time and passed.
A bill from the Senate far the relief of Lewis Munroe Mayes
(a minor); reod thiid time and passed.
A bill to be entitled an act requiringthe Commissioners appoint-
ed by an act entitled an act creating the county of Hunt approved
April 11 1848 to deliver up certain documents therein mention-
ed; read thiid time and passed.
A bill to be entitled an act allowing to the widow ofWm. G.
Cooke the balance of pay due him as Commissionertto Santa Fe
and for set vices as acting Quaiter master General in tho'Somer-
vell campaign; road second time and ordered to be engrossed.
A bill to' be entitled an act for the relief of tho heirs of Luke
J. Gillespie deceased ; road second time and ordered to be en-
grossed. ' y"'
Mr. Franklin moved a suspension of tho rule to take up out
of its older the Senate's bill to be entitled an act to repeol tho
thiid section of an act to amend the second and seventh sections
of an act entitled on act to organize tho Supreme Court of the
Stato of Texas approved November 1850 upon which the yeas
and nays wore called rule suspended and bill taken up.
Mr. Franklin proposed a substitute for tho bill which was
adopted ; and bill passed to third reading.
On motion of Mr. Franklin rule suspended bill read third
time and parsed.
Senate's bill for the relief of John Edmonds ; road first time.
Senate's bilTfor the lelief of John E. Linn ; read first time.
Senate's bill to be entitled an act to establish Public Schools
intho county of Comal ; read first time. i ?
Mr. Slapp from tho Select committee to. whom was referred
Ihe bill to be entitled an act to provide for the final adjustment of
Public Debt etc. nmdo tho following report :
Committee Room November 30 1S50.
Hon. C. G. Ki:ckan
Speaker of (he House of Representatives :
The spuoial'cQmmUtee to whom was referred the bill to be on-
titled an act to provide for.tho final adjustment of the debt of tho
lato Republic oflTcxas together with amendments and substi-
tute have duly considered the some and a majority have ips'truct-
ed mo to repoit tho following bill and recommend ilspa.ssage:
A bill to be entitled an act to provido for the final adjustment
of tho Public Debt of tho lato Republic of Tqxjis.
Mr. Franklin gave notice to the House that lip should on be-
half of the minority of tljq committee present at lliepiopor time
a counter report.
Senate's bill to mcornoj-ato tho town. of Dallas nilhc couuly
of Dallas ; read first titgo; v
. Senate's bill to beentulod'an act to autliorizeitho county j court
of Houston county'to levy ( oiSpepialtuxfprcounty.ijpjfnwcj ;
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