Texas State Gazette. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 17, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 14, 1850 Page: 6 of 8
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.Mr.Scott; moved to-take uptho.bill toiboentitlcd on net better
'to regulate iho election of Supromo Court 'Judges upon which
tlio yeas and hays wero called) nnd stood as follows :
. Yeas Messrs. Speaker Bogart Bryan Clements Dickson
Fields. Fronkljn Gillet Hardeman of Nacogdoches Holland
Hunt Jotters Lloyd Lolt McKinncy Owen Russell Scott
Selman Slmw Speights Stnpp Sterne Stewart Wjgfall -Williams
md WrctirrS?. -
Nays Messrs. Burney Charlton Cochran Hendricks Pat-
rick Polk Runntl nnd Tnrrnnl 8.
So the rulo was suspended and bill taken up.
Mr. -Bryan moved that the House recede from ats amendment
to-the bill; pon which the yeas nnd nays werecsdled and stood
as follows :
Yens Messrs. Speaker Bryan Burney Gloawuts Crump
Fields Hunt and McICiuncy 9.
Nays Messrs. Bognrt Charlton Cochran Dickson F rankuu
Gillet Hardeman of acojdach Hendricks Holland Johnson
JoVvors Lloyd Lort Oweiu Patrick ftlk ttuunels Russell
Scott Selman Shaw Shea. Smith of Shelby StappSterne
Stewart Tarrant Tavlor fUMtkoo Wgfall Williams and
So the House ifiwwJftKCte.
Mr. HewJridfc$ssmll ti appointment of a committee of con-
.fejnceandwiffiafpirtBfftttof a like committee on the
part of ibe Staaftqto fcfcfo ttuder ttousideraiion said bill : cai ried.
Tfirbwafffcidiless.ilendnclsr Wigfall audFrank-
QtoBWtaattffMr.Biryatfc a committee consisting of Messrs.
IfowOfcSSaraey attd Tarrant was .appointed and the Senate re-
qnestsd to appoutc a like committee to confer together upon the
resolution to adjourn sine die.
Senate's bill to be entitled an act to repeal an act to reserve
one of the public buildings in Austin for the use of the Supreme
Court read first time.
Senate bill to be.entitled an act for the relief of William A.
jBttrns; rea'd second time and .passed to a third rending
'rjoiut resolution for the relief of John C. Walling -r read third
A bill to be entitled an net -to authorize the .Commissioner of
-the General Land Office to issue patents-to the heirs of Simon
Gillam and the heirs of JohnJSmithrxdeceased ; rend third time
Jid passed. $ 4
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Tr.inity and Gal-
veston Navigation Company 'r read third time utfd passed by a
constitutional majority yeas 30 nay 1.
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the 'Waco IMale and
Female Academy1 in the cpnntyot McLennan ; read third lime
.and passed by a constitutional majority yeas 66 nay i.
A bill lo bo entitled an act to incorporate the town of Shelby-
ville in the county of Shelby Senate's bill rend third time and
Senate's bill to locate the scat of justice of Kaufman county ;
load-third time and parsed.
Senate's joint resolution refunding to Major W. S. Henry the
. fine imposed upon him by the .military of the &th department;
.read third time ami pusseu.
CAbill to be.entitled an act requiring thejudges-of the District
Courts to altemato witliisubstitutc from the Judiciary committee
iilTTltobe entitled an act for the reliefof the heirs of Samuel
T. SliefhelcP Vead third-time and laid on the table.
iA .JQinfrnrespfutino from the Senate for the reliefof Robert
Shaw assignee. of William Morrow ; .read second time and pass-
cd.to a third readings
- n SENATJ3
V ' Monday December 2 1850.
The Sonate wasccallcd .to 'Order.by the President Senators
presont: Messrs. Brashoar Burleson Cooke Campbell Davis
-Gage- Grimes Hart Kinney Latimer McRae Motfett Parker
Portis Robertson Truit Van-Derlip Wardond Wallace.
The journals ot satnroay wore rcau lum.auupieu.
A message was received from .the J-louso informing the"Sen-
ato that thoHoiiso had passed thofollowing bills i
A bill to authorize the Commissioner of the General Land Of-
fice ta issue patents to the heirs of dimon Gillam and ihe heirs
of John Smith. ' . .
A bHbVtoipc'oipora.tO'Uio Trinity .and -Galveston .Navigation
'Goiifpahytj . ' .
A'bTH incorporate the Waco Jlalc. and FomnleAcademyin
the county. of McLennan . and
Joint rosolution.for the rclieftof John C. Walling.
Also the following-bills which originated in the.Senate :
A bill to locate the scat of justice of Kaufman county;
And a bill to incorporate the town. of Shelby ville in .Shelby
Alois ihnt tho House had nassed a.bill to reneal the third sec-
inof an act to amend the second and seventh sectious.of an
Mr. Robertson chairman of the committee on State Affairs to
whom was referred a joint resolution on tho fugitive slave low ;
reported the some back to the Senate and recommended its
JVlr. Portis offered tho following resolution :
" Resolved That tho Secretory of the Seriate bo authorized to
employ as many Assistant Clerks as may bo needed for the re
niamder of this extra session." Read.
On motion of Mr. Portis the rule requiring resolutions to lie
on the table one day whs suspended and resolution adopted.
Mr. JJurlcson. introduced a bill to incorporate tho LaG range
Collegiatci Institute. Read first time.
Oif motion of Mr. Burleson the rule was suspended ; bill read
second time and ordered to bo engrossed.
On motion of Mr. Burleson the rulo wos further suspended;
bill read third time and passed.
A message was received from the House informing iho Sen-
ate that the House had appointed Messrs. Hendricks Franklin
and Wigfall.n committee of conference on o bill to better regu-
late the'clection of Judges of the Supremo Court and request
the appointment ol' a like committee on the part of the Senate.
Messrs. Portis Latimer and Van Derlip were appointed said
Mr. Wallace chairman of the committee on Enrolled Bills
made the following report:
The committee on Enrolled Bills report as correctly enrolled
tho following bills:
A bill for the reliefof Lewis Monroe Mays a minor.
A bill for tho relief of John Beeman John S. Becman and
James J. Beeman.
A bill to be entitled an act requiring the Commissioner ap-
pointed by an act enfTilod an act creating the county of Hunt
approved April l.lth 1816 to deliver up certain documents and
moneys therein mentioned.
A 'bill to be entitled an act for the safe and profitable invest-
ment of the school fund.
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Shelby Univer-
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Brazos and Ber-
nard Railway and Plankroad Company.
ORDERS OF THE DAY.
The Senate adopted the resolution of the House to adjourn on
Tuesday tho 3d instant at 12 o'clock M by the following vote:
Yeas: Messrs. Brashear Burleson Cooke Campbell Gage
Grimes Hart Parker Tnut Ward and Wallace 11.
Nays : Messrs. Davis Kinney Latimer McRae Moffett Portis
Robertson and Van Derlip 8."
Mr. Ward from the Enrolling committee made the following
report : '
The Joint Enrolling committee have presented the following
acts to the Governor for his inspection the same having been
signed by the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate
An act for Ihe relief of certain persons therein named.
An act for the reliefof Peter Lopez and Henry Tierwester.
An act to .require the Commissioner ot the General Land Of-
fice to issue patents for lands therein named.
An act for the relief of Lewis 'Monroe Mays (a minor.)
A bill for the relief of John Beeman John S. Beeman and Jas.
J. Beeman ; and
An an act requiring the Commissioner appointed by an act en-
titled an net creating the county of Hunt approved April I lth
IS'10 to deliver up certain documents and moneys therein men-
tioned. A messagewns received from the House informing the Senate
that. the House had passed the following bills which originated
in the Senate viz :
to organize the Supremo Court of .the State of Texas approved
November 185U with amendments.
Also joint rosoltttibrji refunding to Major William S.IIenry
the fine imposed upon him by sentence of a Gourt Martinlinthc
9th Military Department of the United States Army; with amend-
Also that tho 'House had appointed Messrs. -Bryan Burney
nnd Tarrant a committee of conference on theresolution of ad-
journment. ' . r .
Mr. Burleson presented the following memorial of Frederick
' Dawson.of Baltimore .which was ordered'-to bespread upon the
Mr. Burleson also presented tho memorial of James Schott
nd Elisha Dana Whitney with accompanying documents.
Mr. Burleson moved to have tho memorial aiidraccompanying
documents spreadupou tho journal. t
A division of the question being callcdfor tho memorial was
ordered to be spread upon the journal by thofollowing vote : .
Yens: Messrs. Burleson Davis Gage Grimes Kinney Par-
ser Portis; Van Dorltp and ''Wallace U.
Nays':' Messrs. Cooke Campbell Hart Latimer McRuo Mof-
fett Robertson ifttld Trnit S.
The question on spreading the accompanying documents on
athe journals was taken nd lost by tho following voto:
Yeas: Messrs. Burleson Davis Gage Kinney and Portis 5.
Nays; Messrs. Cooke Cumpbol I Grimes Hart Latimer Mc-
$RaajMoflett Parker RoUerUjOn Tnut Vun Derlip and Wallace
- A message Uvas received ffd.mMhe'Housc in forming the Sen-
l& lhat'.thVMlouse.liad adopted a rasolution to adjourn on !Tues-J
m irfay Ibe 3d my of December jUM2jo!clock M.
A bill for the relief of iSamuel J. Sparks.
A bill for the reliefof Martin W. B.Armstrong.
A bill for the . relief ol Benjamin Burke; and
A bill for the relief of Luaiin Ward with an amendment.
A bill to repeal the third section of an act to amend the 2d. and '
lb sections ol an act to organize the Supreme Court of the State
of Texas approved November 1S50 together with the amend-
ments of the Senate. Read.
On motion -of Mr. Portis referred to the committee on the Ju-
diciary with instructions to report it back to the Senate at 3
o'clock P. M.
Tho Senatoconeurred in the amendments of the House to a
joint resolution refunding to .Major William S. Henry the fine
.imposed upon him by a military court martial ; and to
A bill for the relief of Luana Ward.
On motion of Mr. Gage joint resolution .for the relief of John
C. Walling was taken up and read first time.
On motion of Mr. Giige tho rule wos suspended ; resolution
read second time and passed to a third reading.
On motion of Mr. Gage the rulo was further suspended; reso-
lution read third time and passed.
A bill to amend the sixth section of an act concerning slaves
approved the 5th of February 1840. Read third time and pass.
ed iiV'ttic loiiow.ing vote
A bill to incorporate the Waco Male and Female Acudemy in
the county of McLennan. Rend first time.
Report of Iho Judiciary committee on the petition of the citi-
zens of Navarro county praying to be attached to the third Judi-
cial district recommending that no action be taken thereon at
the present extra session of the Legislature; was read and
A bill to change the name of Emmet Baylor Patrick to Em-
met Harlan Patrick. Read second lime and ordered to be en-
grossed. On motion of Mr. Cooke the rule was suspended; bill read
third time and passed.
A bill for the relief of Zacharioh N. Morrcll. Read second
On motion of Mr. Burleson referred to the committee on Pub-
A bill for the reliefof Daniel Martindole. Read third time.
On motion of Mr. Cooke laid on the table.
A bill for the relief of the heirs and legal representatives of
John W. R. Tildcn deceased. Read second time and ordered
to be engrossed.
On motion of Mr. Ward the rule was suspended ; bill read
third lime and passed.
Joint lesolution proposing to the people a division ot the State
into two or more States and authorizing them to express their
opinion upon tho subject at the general election in August 185 1.
Raad second lime.
On motion of Mr. Wallace laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Robertson the vote which referred a bill for
the relief of Zachariah N. Morrcll to the committee on Public
Landf was reconsidered and bill passed to a third reading.
On motion of Mr.' Parker the rule was suspended; bill read
tliiid time and passed.
un motion ot Mr. .Latimer tUe Senate adjourned until 3
o'clock P. M.
3 o'clock: i. m.
Senate met quorum present.
Mr. Van Derlip from the Judiciary committee made the fol-
lowing report :
The committee on the Judiciary to whom was referred an net
supplementary to an act approved 3()lh November 1850 entitled
an act to amend the second and seventh sections of an act to or-
gnnize the Supreme Court of the State of Texas approved May.
184G; adopted by the House of Representatives as an amend-
ment for a bill originating in the Senate entitled a bill to be en-
tilled an act to repeal the third section of the act above named ;
have had the same under consideration and have instructed me
to report the accompanying bill as a subtilute for both of said
bills and recommend its passage.
Uu motion ot Mr. Yon Derlip the rule requiring reports to lie
on the table one day was suspended and report taken up and
Mr. Davis introduced a bill to authorize I-I. B. Hollister to
mark and define the boundary line of Starr county. Read firtt
On motion of Mr. Portis the rule was suspended ; bill rend
secotld time and ordered to be engrossed.
On motion ot Mr. Campbell the rule was further susnimrfpil
bill read third time and passed.
Mr. Portis lrom the committee of conference made the follow-
ing report :
The majority of the committee of conference on the part of
the Senote and House of Representatives on the bill reulatim'
the election of Judges of the Supreme Court have agreed to thu
subtilute of the House and instructed the undersigned tn mnnrt
I the same and recommend its passage.
DAVID Y. PORTIS: Chairman
on part of the Senate. :
H. G. HENDRICKS Chnirman
on part of the House.
A message was received 'from the House informing the Senate
that the House had passed the following bills which originated
in the Senate viz: "
A bill for the reliefof 'Martha McMillan.
A bill for the relief of Mary Alexander. '
A bill for the relief of John Edmonds.
A bill for the relief of John McLennan jr.
A bill for the relief of Peter Gallagher and the legal represent-
atives ot Archibald Fitzgerald and Thompson Robinson ; and
A bill to repeal an act to reserve one of the public building in
Austin for the Supreme Court.
Also the following bills originating in the House :
A bill for the relief of the heiis of Andrew Kent deed and
A bill to incorporate the Anahuac Canaling and RailRoad
Also that the House had concurred in the amendments of the
ociuui; iii it um u umeuu me otn section ol an act
slaves approved tli February IS40.
Yeas : Messrs. Burleson Cooke Davis Kinney Moffett Par
ker Portis Robertson Van Derlip Ward and Wallace 11.
Nays : Messrs. Brashear Campbell Gage' Grimes .Hart Lati-
mer and Truit 7.
A bill to regulate the pay of volunteers in the service of Texas
in the year 1842. Read third time.
Mr. "Wallaco moved to?omend by inserting in the7th line of
1st section afterthe word " same" the words " monthly rateof."
Upon which the yeas and nays were as follows :
.Yeas: Mcesrs. Brasiheor Cunipboll Grimes Hart Kinney'
Latimer McRae Parker Ward and Wallace 10.
Nays: Messrs. J3urleson Davis-Gago Portis Itoberlson and
Yon X)erlip 45.
Rejected two-thirds not voting for it.
Tho bill was then passed.
A bill to authorize the Commissioner of the General "Lond'
Office to issue patents to the heirs of Simon.Gillamand the heirs
of John Smith. Read first time.
On motion of Mr. Ward iho rule was -suspended.; bill read
second time and passed to a third reading.
On motion of Mr. Kouertson tho rule was further suspended;
bill read third time and passed.
Mr. Wallace from the committee on the Judiciary to which
was referred a bill to authorize tho Commissioner of tho General
Land Office to issue patents to lands surveyed or to be.survcycd
within the limits of Mercer's and Peters' Colonies ; reported Ihe
same back to the Senate without any recommendation.
A bill to incorporate the Trinity and Galveston Navigation
Company. JRead first Jime.
Also that the House had adopted tho report of the commiitco
or conference on a bill better to regulate the election of Judges
ol the Supreme Con it.
The Senate adopted the report of the committee of conference
on a bill to regulate the election of Judges of the Supreme Court
by the following vote :
Yeas: Messrs. Campbell Davis Grimes Hart Latimer Par-
ker Robertson Truit and Ward 9.
Nays : Messrs. Burleson Kjnney. McRae Moffett. Portis Van
Derlip and Wallace 7. '
A bill for the relief of the heirs of And rewlCem. deceased.
Read first time.
On motion uf Mr. Portis the rulo was suspended ; bill rend
second time and passed to a third reading.
On motion of Mr. Portis the rule wuaforther suspended ; bill
rend third time and passed.
A bill to incorporate the Anahuac Canaling and Roil Road
Company. Read first time.
On motion of Mr. Burleson the report of the select committee
on the petition of the citizens of Travis county was taken up ;
and " l '
A bill to authorize the County Court of Travis county to levy
a special tax. Read first time.
On motion of Mr. Burleson tho rule was suspended ; Cill read
second time and ordered to be engrossed.
On motion of Mr. Burleson Ihe rule was further suspended ;
bill read third time and passed
Mr. Wallace chairman of tho committeo on Enrolled Bill?
made tho following report :
m The committee on Enrolled Bills have examined the follow-
ing bills and roport them correctly enrolled :
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