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Nays.--Messrs. Calhoun, Johnson, Polk, Reese, Snyder, Thompson and Wel

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Absent-Mr. Detchemendy.

With leave Mr. Massey.

Agent of the State to the bank-Mr. Fort
Sick-Messrs. Acock and Rawlins.

The question recurred on the passage of the bill, which was determined in the affirmative.

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The President laid before the Senate the following communication from the Governor:

To the Hon. the Senate.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,
CITY OF JEFFERSON, Feb. 4. 1845.

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GENTLEMEN-I have this day approved and signed

bills of the following titles, to wit:

An act prescribing the manner of electing United States Senators.

An act for the relief of the collector of Shannon county for the year 1841. An act concerning advertisements.

An act regulating the action of account.

An act respecting saline lands.

An act concerning witnesses.

An act to incorporate the town of Hermann, in Gasconade county.

An act to survey and mark out a state road.

Very respectfully,

Your ob't. s'vt.

JOHN C. EDWARDS.

The following bills from the House of Representatives were severally read a first time and ordered to a second reading:

An act to provide for the protection of land and personal property.

An act for the relief of the heirs of Daniel Clare.

An act to establish a state road from Georgetown to Lexington.

An act to incorporate the city of Glasgow.

An act to extend a State road from Mexico to Huntsville.

The following were severally read a first time, the rule suspended, read a second time, and disposed of as follows:

An act to change a state road in Jackson county.

Referred to a select committee to whom was referred a remonstrance from Jackson county on the same subject.

An act to establish a state road from Brunswick in Chariton county, to Savánnah in Andrew county, through Kingston; Far West and Rochester.

Referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Thompson, Reese and Campbell.

An act to establish a state road from Carrolton by way of Knoxville, to Platts burgh.

Referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Ellis, Blythe and Wolfskill.

The following bills from the House of Representatives, were read a first time, the rule suspended on motion of Mr. Boggs, and read a second and third time and passed.

An act to change a State road in Jackson and Van Buren counties.
On motion, the Senate adjourned until 2 o'clock.

EVENING SESSION.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

The following House bills were severally read a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

An act to view and mark out a State road in Jackson county.

An act to establish a State road from Independence to Wayne City, in Jackson county.

An act for the benefit of John Fawcett and others.

An act supplemental to an act to authorise the county court of Wayne county to borrow money, approved January 14th, 1845.

An act to authorise the election of a justice of the peace within the limits of Cape Girardeau city.

An act to change a portion of the line dividing the counties of Camden and Miller.

An act for the benefit of Brice W. Hamnock of Lincoln county.

An act declaring a certain county road in Holt county a State road.

Joint resolutions in relation to the imprisonment for treason, of Gov. T. W. Dorr of Rhode Island, and

Memorial to Congress requesting the sale of fractions of land adjoining French and Spanish concessions.

The following House bills were severally read a first time, the rule suspended, read a second time, and disposed of as follows:

An act to incorporate the Fire Wardens of the city of St. Louis.

Ordered to a third reading on Thursday.

An act for the benefit of Benjamin Tharp, a free man of color,

Referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Boggs, Calhoun and Ellis.

The House bill entitled,

An act to protect game in the county of St. Louis,

Was read a first time, and

On motion of Mr. Monroe,

Was rejected.

The following House bills were severally read a first time, the rule suspended, and read a second time, the rule further suspended, and read a third time and passed:

An act for the relief of Isaac N. Ebey, collector of Adair county.
An act relative to the permanent seat of justice of Taney county.
An act for the relief of the clerk of Miller county.

An act to change the name of Maria Coffee, and for other purposes.
The amendments of the House to the Senate bills entitled:

An act to enable persons held in slavery to sue for their freedom.

An act respecting seed horses, and

An act concerning mills and mill dams,

Were severally taken up and concurred in.

The amendments of the House to the Senate bill entitled,

An act respecting constables,

Were taken up, and on motion, the first and second amendments were concur

red in by the Senate, and

On motion of Mr. Monroe,

The bill was laid on the table until Monday next.

The amendments of the House to the Senate bill entitled,

An act concerning divorce and alimony,

Was taken up and read.

Mr. Monroe moved to amend the first amendment as follows:

Add the following to the House amendment: "This act shall be in force from

and after its passage.

Which was read and agreed to,

And the amendments of the House as amended, were concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Campbell,

The Senate receded from its amendment to the House bill entitled,

An act to regulate actions on penal bonds.

Mr. Mills, from the select committee to whom was referred a bill to repea! an act entitled:

An act concerning landlords and tenants in the county of St. Louis,

Reported a substitute for the same entitled,

An act concerning landlords and tenants in the county of St. Louis.

The report and substitute were read and agreed to, and

On motion, the rule was suspended, and the bill as amended was read a third time and passed.

Mr. Hancock, from the committee on claims, to whom was referred a bill to authorize the payment of certain costs, reported a substitute entitled,

An act to provide for the payment of certain costs.

The report and substitute were read and agreed to, and,

On motion, the rule was suspended, and the bill as amended was read a third time and passed.

Mr. Ellis, from the select committee to whom was referred the bill enti tled,

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An act to establish a State road from Carrolton, by way of Knoxville and Plattsburgh,

Reported it to the Senate with an amendment, and recommended its pas

sage.

On motion, the rule was suspended, and the bill read a third time and passed. 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 bills entitled,

An act to provide for the removal of seats of justice.

An act respecting wills.

An act to provide for the change of venue in civil cases.

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

Had agreed to the same without amendedment, and instructed him to report them to the Senate for its further action thereon.

Also, a bill entitled,

An act to regulate marks and brands.

Had amended the same, agreed to it as amended, and had instructed him to report the same to the Senate for further action. Also,

An act to authorize the Secretary of State to purchase certain maps for the use of the officers of State,

And had instructed him to recommend to the Senate the rejection of the bill. Mr. Miller moved to disagree to so much of the report as recommends the rejection of the bill entitled,

An act to authorise the Secretary of State to purchase certain maps for the use of the officers of State.

The question on disagreeing to that portion of the report was determined in the affirmative by the following vote:

Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Boggs, Campbell, Calhoun, Ellis, Harper, Huds peth, Johnson, Jones, Lucas, Miller, Mills, Monroe, Netherton, O'Bryan, Powers, Snell, Thompson and Welborn-19.

Nays.-Messrs. Blythe, Gentry, Hancock, Harris, Polk, Shelton, and Sny

der-7.

Absent Messrs. Detchemendy, Reese, and Wolfskill.

With leave Mr. Massey

Agent for the State to the bank-Mr. Fort.

Sick-Messrs. Acock and Rawlins.

The question on agreeing to the remainder of the report was determined in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Monroe,

The bills entitled,

An act to provide for the removal of seats of justice,

An act respecting wills,

An act to provide for the change of venue in civil cases,

Were severally ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

Mr. Monroe moved to amend the bill entitled,

An act to authorise the Secretary of State to purchase certain maps for the use of the officers of State, as follows:

In the fifth line of the 1st section between the word "treasurer" and "register" insert the word "and," and strike out all after the word land in the fifth line.

Which was read and agreed to,

And the bill as amended was ordered to a third reading.

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

WEDNESDAY MORNING, February 5, 1845.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Shelton presented the petition of sundry citizens of St. Charles county, and a communication from Carey M. Duncan of Lincoln county, praying an appropriation for the improvement of the navigation of the river Aux Cuivre. Which was referred to the committee on internal improvements.

Mr. Hudspeth, from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition of John Highly, sen., and sundry other citizens of Washington county, reported a bill entitled,

An act for the benefit of John Highley, sen.,

Which was read a first time, the rule suspended, read a second time, considered as engrossed, and ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Jones, from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition of divers citizens of the corporation of the town of Washington in Franklin county, reported a bill entitled,

An act for the benefit of the corporation of the town of Washington in Franklin county.

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

Mr. Polk, on leave, introduced,

A memorial to congress in relation to the graduation of the price of the public lands.

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

Mr. Thompson, on leave, introduced a bill entitled,

An act to authorise Isaac Waymire to erect a mill dam.

Which was read a first time, the rule suspended, read a second time, considered as engrossed, the rule further suspended, and read a third time and passed. Mr. Netherton, on leave, introduced a bill entitled,

An act for the benefit of James Lone.

Which was read a first time, the rule suspended, read a second time, considered as engrossed, the rule further suspended, and read a third time and passed.

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

MR. PRESIDENT:

Representatives:

The following bills have been introduced in the House of

An act to incorporate the St. Louis savings institution.

An act for the benefit of Benjamin Howard Payne.

An act to amend an act for the location and sale of the lands granted to the State by an act of Congress approved September 4, 1841, approved February 27, 1813, and for other purposes.

An act to amend an act to regulate groceries and dram shops, approved Feb. 16th, 1841.

An act for the relief of Jacob Breitenstein.

An act for the relief of Robert McCutchen and others.

An act to provide for the erection of a lunatic asylum.

The House has passed the following bills:

An act for the relief of the minor heirs of Sanford H. King, deceased.

An act to establish a State road from Savannah to Nodaway city.

An act to declare a certain road in Monroe county a state road.

An act relative to the district school township forty-four, in Cole county.

An act to authorise Geo. Hobson and Stephen Hobson to erect a dam across

the river 102, and Isaac A. Larning, a dam across Platte river.

An act concerning roads and highways in the county of Wayne.

An act to incorporate the Weston Atheneum.

An act declaring Black water a public highway.

Mr. Reese moved to postpone the consideration of the contested election until Tuesday next, which was negatived.

On motion the counsel of the parties resumed the consideration of the contested election.

The counsel of Mr. O'Bryan objected to the vote of James Ray, on the ground of a want of legal residence in Cooper county, at the time of voting.

Mr. Snell submitted the following:

Resolved, That in the opinion of the Senate, James Ray was not a legal voter in the county of Cooper, at the last August election, and his vote ought not to be counted for John Miller.

The question on the adoption of the resolution was determined in the negative by the following vote:

Yeas- Messrs. Anderson, Blythe, Boggs, Campbell, Calhoun, Ellis, Gentry, Harper, Harris, Jones, Lucas, Mills, Netherton and Snell-14.

Nays-Messrs. Detchemency, Hancock, Hudspeth, Johnson, Monroe, Polk, Powers, Rawlins, Reese, Shelton, Snyder, Thompson, Welborn and Wolfskill14.

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