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Senator Davis, chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills, made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT-Your Committee on Enrolled Bills have presented to the Governor for his signature bills of the following titles: Senate bill No. 10, entitled

An act to provide for the payment of special tax against the Missouri Institution for the Education of the Blind.

Senate concurrent resolution No. 5, entitled

Concurrent resolution in relation to the redemption of Union tary Bonds.

Senate bill No. 55,

An act to change the time of holding circuit court in the fourth judicial circuit.

On motion of Senator Bruere

The Senate adjourned until two o'clock this afternoon.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

The President in the chair.

The roll of the Senate being called, there were

Present-Senators Birch, Boardman, Brown of Shelby, Brown of St. Louis, Bruere, Carroll, Cavender, Clark, Conrad, Davis, Dodson, Essex, Evans, Filler, Gottschalk, Graham, Harbine, Headlee, Human, Morrison, Morse, Rea, Ridgley, Rogers, Roseberry, Shelton,Todd, Waters and Williams-29.

Absent-Senator Rollins-1.

Absent with leave-Senators Blodgett, Elwell, Reed and Spaunhorst-4.

Reports from standing committees being still in order,

On leave, Senator Shelton offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the President of the Senate appoint an additional member of the Committee on Printing, and of the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, to fill the place of Senator Elwell, who, in consequence of ill health, is absent.

Resolution read and adopted.

Senator Filler, chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills, submitted the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT The Committee on Engrossed Bills have examined the following bills and find them correctly engrossed:

Senate bill No. 33, entitled

An act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a probate court in Mercer county, Missouri, approved March 28, 1861.

Senate bill No. 40, entitled

An act to establish a court of common pleas in the county of Livingston.

Senate bill No. 63, entitled

An act to amend section twenty-six, chapter one hundred and fortysix of the General Statutes of Missouri.

Senate bill No. 43, entitled

An act to amend an act entitled an act to amend chapter eight of the General Statutes, concerning the compensation of members and officers of the General Assembly, approved January 14, 1868.

Senator Ridgley, from the St. Louis Senatorial Delegation, submitted the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT Sir: The St. Louis Senate Delegation, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 53, entitled an act instructing the county court of St. Louis county to receive insane persons from the city of St. Louis into the county asylum, have had the same under consideration and instructed me to report the same back with the request that it do not pass.

The report of the committee was adopted, and the bill so reported was taken up, and,

On motion of Senator Gottschalk,

Indefinitely postponed.

On leave, Senator Cavender offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the report of the Adjutant General, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate dated January 21, 1869, for the Governor to report the number of clerks and employees in the Adjutant General's office, and the message of his excellency the Governor thereon, be referred to the Committee on Militia, and that the committee are hereby instructed to make an examination of the military departments of the State, and report on the condition of the said departments.

Resolution read and adopted.

Propositions and motions being in order,
Senator Gottschalk introduced

Senate bill No. 98, entitled

An act to authorize the county court of St. Louis to issue and sell the bonds of the county of St. Louis for the purpose of purchasing land and erecting a new poorhouse thereon.

Read the first time, rule suspended, read the second time, and,

On motion of Senator Gottschalk,

Referred to the St. Louis Senatorial Delegation and fifty copies ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate.

Senator Bruere introduced

Senate bill No. 99, entitled

An act amendatory of section twenty-seven, chapter thirty-two of the General Statutes, fixing the fees of justices of the peace.

Read the first time, rule suspended, read the second time, and,
On motion of Senator Bruere,

Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and fifty copies ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate.

Senator Brown of St. Louis introduced..

Senate bill No. 100, entitled

An act to amend the Constitution of the State by striking out that part of section six, article eight, relating to double liability of stockholders.

Read the first time, rule suspended, read the second time, and,

On motion of Senator Brown of St. Louis,

Referred to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments and fifty copies ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate.

Senator Morrison introduced
Senate bill No. 101, entitled

An act to amend an act entitled "an act amendatory of chapter thirty-four, title eleven of the General Statutes of the State of Mis

souri.

Read the first time, rule suspended, read the second time, and,
On motion of Senator Morrison,

Referred to the Committee on County Boundaries and fifty copies ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate.

Senator Shelton offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Register of Lands be and he is hereby requested to inform the Senate at the earliest day practicable, the number of patents granted and issued by the Governor, conveying swamp, school or other lands during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1868.

Resolution read and adopted.

Senator Gottschalk introduced
Senate bill No. 102, entitled

An act to amend the Constitution of the State of Missouri, and in relation to cities.

Read the first time, rule suspended, read the second time, and,
On motion of Senator Gottschalk,

Referred to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments and fifty copies ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate.

Senator Davis introduced

Senate bill No. 103, entitled

An act to amend section seventeen, chapter sixty-seven, title twenty-four, General Statutes of Missouri, and to provide for the annulling of contracts of insurance.

Read the first time, rule suspended, read the second time, and,
On motion of Senator Davis,

Referred to the Select Committee on Insurance and fifty copies ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate.

Senator Birch introduced

Senate bill No. 104, entitled

An act to amend section nineteen, chapter sixty-three of General Statutes of Missouri.

Read the first time, rule suspended, read the second time, and,
On motion of Senator Birch,

Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On leave, Senator Rea, chairman of the committee on Ways and Means, submitted the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT-The committee to whom was referred House bill No. 47, entitled an act to appropriate money to support the State government for the years 1869 and 1870, have examined the same and recommend its passage with the following amendment:

Amend by striking out in section one, article seventeen, the word "seven," and insert the word "twelve."

The bill so reported was taken up, the amendment was read the first and second times and agreed to.

The bill read the third time and passed by the following vote:

AYES-Senators Birch, Boardman, Brown of Shelby, Bruere, Carroll, Cavender, Clark, Conrad, Davis, Dodson, Essex, Evans, Filler, Gottschalk, Graham, Human, Morrison, Morse, Rea, Ridgley, Rogers, Roseberry, Shelton, Todd, Waters and Williams-26.

NOES-None.

Absent-Senators Brown of St. Louis and Rollins-2.

Absent with leave-Senators Blodgett, Elwell, Harbine, Headlee, Reed and Spaunhorst-6.

The title of the bill was then agreed to.

Senator Graham moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill passed, and moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table. The motion to lay on the table was adopted.

Bills and other business from the House being in order,
House bill No. 94, entitled

An act to repeal an act entitled "an act regulating the election of county justices in Gasconade county,"

Was taken up, read the first time, rule suspended, read the second time, and,

On motion of Senator Essex,

Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

House bill No. 131, entitled

An act amendatory and supplementary to an act entitled "an act to incorporate the town of Hermann in Gasconade county,"

Was taken up, read the first time, rule suspended, read the second time, and,

On motion of Senator Waters,

Referred to the Committee on Banks and Corporations.

House bill No. 153, entitled

An act to prevent the cutting of any canal or ditch around the dam erected by the St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad Company across the Nishnebotana river, and to prevent the erection of any dam or dams across said river below said crossing,

Was taken up, read the first time, rule suspended, read the second time, and,

On motion of Senator Essex,

Referred to the Committee on Internal Inprovements.

On leave, Senator Graham, chairman of the Committee on Elections, made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT-Your committee, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 23, have had the same under consideration and have instructed me to report in favor of its passage.

The bill so reported, entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to provide for the registration of voters,

Was taken up, and,

On motion of Senator Bruere,

Recommitted to the Committee on Elections.

At his own request,

Leave of absence was granted to Senator Evans.

At his own request,

Leave of absence was granted Senator Carroll.

Engrossed bills on their third reading being in order,

Senate bill No. 33, entitled

An act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a probate court in Mercer county, Missouri, approved March 28, 1861,

Was taken up, read the third time and passed by the following

vote:

AYES-Senators Birch, Boardman, Brown of Shelby, Brown of St. Louis, Bruere, Carroll, Clark, Conrad, Davis, Dodson, Essex, Filler, Gottschalk, Graham, Human, Morse, Rea, Ridgley, Rogers, Roseberry, Shelton, Todd, Waters and Williams-24.

NOES-None.

Absent-Senators Cavender, Morrison and Rollins-3.

Absent with leave-Senators Blodgett, Elwell, Evans, Harbine, Headlee, Reed and Spaunhorst-7.

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The following communication was received from the Governor by his Private Secretary, C. C. Draper, Esq.:

STATE OF MISSOURI, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

To the President of the Senate:

CITY OF JEFFERSON, January 28th, 1869.

SIR: I have this day signed Senate bills of the following titles: An act to provide for the payment of special tax assessed against the lands of the Missouri Institution for the Education of the Blind in the city of St. Louis in conformity to the laws and ordinances concerning the improvement of streets and alleys of the city.

An act to amend an act entitled "an act to amend section_thirty, chapter one hundred and thirty-six, title thirty-three of the General

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