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Which was read a first time, the rule suspended, read a second time, and referred to the committee on claims.

On motion of Mr. Monroe,

The Senate resolved itself into committee of the whole,

Mr. Monroe in the Chair,

And after some time spent therein, the committee rose and reported through their chairman,

That they had had under consideration a bill entitled,

An act to distribute the proceeds of the sales of the lands donated to this State by congress,

And had instructed him to report the same to the Senate, and asked to be discharged from the further consideration thereof.

The report was read and agreed to.

Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Gilpin their clerk.

Mr. President:-The following bills have been introduced into the House:
An act relative to the ferry at the City of Jefferson.

An act for the relief of J. T. Quisenberry.

An act allowing fees to clerks in certain cases.

An act to fix the salaries of the several officers of the State, and to pay the members of the General Assembly.

The House has passed the Senate bill entitled,

An act to provide for the collection of the revenue in the county of Cole, with an amendment in which the concurrence of the Senate is requested.

The House has concurred in the resolutions of the Senate appointing a joint committee to visit and examine the university of the State.

Messrs. Watson, Porter and Kirtley of the House have been appointed on said committee.

Mr. Carson of the House communicated the following message:

MR. PRESIDENT:

lutions entitled,

The House of Representatives has rejected the joint reso

Amendments proposed by the 12th General Assembly, to the constitution of the State of Missouri, in relation to judicial tenures, by the following vote: Ayes-56, noes-42, absent-1.

Mr. Jones from the committee on engrossed bills reported as truly engrossed, A bill for the benefit of Thomas G. Childers.

A bill for the relief of the collector of Shannon county.

Also an act concerning a State road.

On motion, the Senate adjourned until 2 o'clock p. m.

EVENING SESSION.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

The President laid before the Senate certain proposals for printing.

Which on motion the reading being dispensed with, were referred to the committee on printing.

On motion of Mr. Acock the House bill entitled,

An act for the relief of A. Finley, jr,

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

time and passed.

Mr. Polk submitted the following, which was rejected.

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein:

That it is inexpedient, impolitic and unwise, for this Legislature to establish the fifth branch of the bank of Missouri.

On motion of Mr. Miller the bill entitled,

An act to provide for the collection of the revenue in the county of Cole, which had been sent from the House with an amendment,

Was taken up, and the amendment concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Anderson,

Resolved, That the Secretary of State, be and he is hereby authorised to employ a clerk, from time to time, during the present session, as the press of business in the State department may require.

Mr. Campbell from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as truly engrossed a bill entitled,

An act to appropriate money.

Which bill, on motion of Mr. Monroe,

Was read a third time and passed.

Mr. Polk on leave introduced a bill entitled,

An act to provide for the improvement of a State toad.

Which was read a first time and ordered to a second reading.

On motion of Mr. Monroe,

The Senate resolved itself into committee of the whole, Mr. Fort in the Chair,

And after some time spent therein, the committee rose and reported through their chairman, that they had had under consideration a bill entitled,

An act to establish a fifth branch of the bank of the State of Missouri,

Had amended the same, and instructed him to ask to be discharged from the further consideration thereof.

An act concerning boatmen,

Also,

Had amended the same, and instructed him to report it back to the Senate and recommended the passage thereof as amended.

The report was read and agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Monroe, the bill entitled,

An act concerning boatmen,

Was ordered to be engrossed.

On motion of Mr. Boggs, the bill entitled,

An act to establish a fifth branch of the bank of the State of Missouri, Was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time on the fifth day of January next.

The President presented the following communication from the Governor:

To the Hon. the Senate.

a bill entitled,

EXECUTIVE Department,
CITY OF JEFFERSON, Dec. 16, 1844.

GGNTLEMEN-I have this day approved and signed

An act supplemental to an act entitled an act to survey and mark out the southern boundary line of this State, approved February the eleventh, eighteen hundred and forty-one.

Very respectfully,

Your ob't. s'vt.

JOHN C. EDWARDS.

A bill entitled,

An act to authorise the county court of Boone county to pay certain monies to the order of the Callaway county court,

Was read a second time; and on motion, referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Snell, Harris and Lucas.

On motion of Mr. Gentry. a bill from the House of Representatives entitled, An act for the relief of Russell W. Moss, late sheriff of Shelby county, Was taken up, read a first time, the rule suspended, read a second time and referred to the committee on claims,

On motion the Senate adjourned until to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.

TUESDAY MORNING, December 17, 1844.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Johnson, on leave of the Senate. introduced

A memorial to the Congress of the United States in relation to diverting the grant of the 500,000 acres of land to common school purposes.

Which was read a first time, the rule suspended, and read a second and third time.

On motion of Mr. Acock,

A call of the House was ordered, when the Senators found to be present was 26.

Absent, Messrs. Campbell, Gentry, Hancock, Mills, Snell and Thompson.

Sick, Mr. Shelton.

Whereupon the sergeant at arms was despatched to notify the absentees. When Mr. Johnson on leave of the Senate,

Withdrew his memorial.

Mr. Acock from the committee on internal improvements, to whom was referred the petition of sundry citizens of this State on the subject of the right of way, &c.

Reported that they had had the same under consideration, and were of the opinion, that the county courts, had the power under the general road law, to establish roads to churches or any other public places, if required for the public good, and that it would be inexpedient, to grant the prayer of the petition

ers.

The report was read and agreed to.

Mr. Reese from the committee on revision,

Reported the following bills without amendment:

An act respecting saline lands.

An act prescribing the manner of electing United States Senators.

An act concerning the office of county surveyor.

An act providing for the election of a commissioner of the permanent seat of government and for other purposes.

The report was read and agreed to, and the accompanying bills read a first time and ordered to a second reading.

On motion the rule was suspended and the bill entitled,

An act to prescribe the manner of electing United States Senators,

Was read a second time.

Mr. Monroe moved to refer the bill to the committee of the whole,

Which was rejected.

Mr. Fort moved to dispense with the printing of the bill, which was determined in the negative by the following vote:

Yeas-Messrs. Acock, Campbell, Ellis, Fort, Gentry, Harris, Johnson, sey, Mills, Rawlins, Reese, Snell and Snyder-13.

Mas

Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Blythe, Boggs, Calhoun, Detchemendy, Hancock, Harper, Hudspeth, Jones, Miller, Monroe, Netherton, O'Bryan, Polk, Powers, Thompson, Welborn and Wolfskill-18.

Absent, Mr. Lucas.

Sick, Mr. Shelton.

On motion of Mr. Acock,

The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

The rule was dispensed with and the following bills were severally read a second time, referred to the committee of the whole and ordered to be printed. An act respecting saline lands.

An act concerning the office of county surveyor.

An act providing for the election of a commissioner of the permanent seat of government and for other purposes.

On motion of Mr. Rawlins,

The report of the committee on claims relative to a bill for the relief of William J. Smith and others,

Was taken up.

Mr. Rawlins moved to disagree to the report, when

The question on agreeing to the report, was taken and determined in the affirmative by the following vote:

Yeas. Messrs. Acock, Anderson, Blythe, Campbell, Calhoun, Detchemendy, Fort, Gentry, Hancock, Harper, Harris, Hudspeth, Massey, Miller, Mills, Monroe, Powers, Reese, Snell, Snyder, Thompson and Welborn-22.

Nays.-Messrs. Boggs, Ellis, Johnson, Jones, Lucas, Netherton, O'Bryan, Polk, Rawlins and Wolfskill—10.

Sick, Mr. Shelton.

Mr. Monroe submitted the following:

Resolved, that the committee on internal improvements be instructed to report a bill to suspend the distribution of the road and canal fund, among the several counties, and pledging the same that may hereafter accrue to the State to the carrying into effect the object of the framers of the constitution, as expressed in the seventh article of that instrument.

Which was read and passed over for the present.

On motion of Mr. Anderson,

The vote on the adoption of the resolution authorising the Secretary of State to employ a clerk, was reconsidered.

Mr. Anderson then offered the following substitute:

Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein:

That the Secretary of State be authorised to employ a clerk in his office from time to time, during the present session, as the press of public business may require, and that payment for the services of said clerk, be made out of the contingent fund of the Secretary of State.

Which was read a first time, the rule suspended, read a second and third time, and negatived by the following vote:

Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Campbell, Detchemendy, Ellis, Hancock, Harper, Jones, Miller, Mills, Monroe, Polk, Snyder, Welborn and Wolfskill--14.

Nays-Messrs. Acock, Blythe, Boggs, Calhoun, Fort, Gentry, Harris, Hudspeth, Johnson, Lucas, Netherton, O'Bryan, Powers, Reese, Snell and Thompsen-16.

Sick, Mr. Shelton.

Absent. Messrs. Massey, and Rawlins.

Mr. Wolfskill on leave of the Senate withdrew

A bill for the relief of William J. Smith and others.
On motion of Mr. Reese,

Resolved, That the committee on internal improvements, be instructed to enquire into and report to the Senate the expediency of establishing a board of internal improvements whose duty it shall be to continue the examination of such rivers and roads, as were not reached, examined, and reported upon, by the former board, and report their several capabilities and the probable expense of improving the same, to the advantage of the public.

On motion of Mr. Campbell,

Resolved, That the librarian, shall as soon as it can be conveniently done, arrange all the books in the library, (public land documents excepted) in regular ⚫ order, according to their dates and subjects.

On motion of Mr. Hancock the house bill entitled,

An act to locate the county seat of Bates county,

Was taken up, read a first time the rule suspended, read a second time, and on motion of Mr. Boggs, passed over for the present.

On motion of Mr. Jones a bill entitled,

An act for the benefit of Thomas G. Childers,

Was taken up, read a third time and passed.

A bill entitled,

An act to regulate fees of certain officers,
Was read a second time and,

Referred to a committee of the whole.

Mr. Monroe on leave of the Senate, introduced a bill entitled,

An act relating to the distribution of the road and canal fund,

Which was read a first time, the rule suspended, read a second time and re

ferred to a committee of the whole.

On motion the Senate adjourned till 2 o'clock, P. M.

EVENING SESSION.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

The following bill was read a second time, and referred to the committee on internal improvements.

An act to provide for the improvement of a State road.

The following was read a second time, considered as engrossed, and passed over for the present,

An act to incorporate the Franklin Fire company.

The following bills, on motion of Mr. Acock, were severally ordered to be engrossed.

An act regulating the action of account.

An act concerning advertisements, and

An act concerning apprentices:

The following bills from the the House of Representatives were severally read a third time and passed.

An act to provide for an additional justice of the peace in St. Louis county. An act amendatory of an act incorporating the Missouri Fire Company.

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