The senate met pursuant to adjournment.
On motion of Mr. Casey, ordered that the vote of the senate of Saturday last on the message from the house of representatives, proposing to amend the resolution of the senate approbating the conduct of maj. general Andrew Jackson be reconsidered.
Mr Garth moved to amend said amendment, by striking out from the word "resolution" - and on the question thereupon it passed in the affirmative.
The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. President, Casey, Conner, Chambers, Garth, Hodges, Harwell, Ringgold, Sims, Terrell, Trotter, Watkins and Ware, -13.
Those who voted in the negative are Messrs. Farmer, Gause, Hogg, Hanby, Herbert, Metcalf, Moore and Rose, -8.
Mr Garth moved to insert the following in lieu of the words stricken out after the word "resolved," "that he is more particularly entitled to the admiration and affection of the citizens of this state, because by his military skill and indefatigable exertions, our exposed frontiers, have been saved from savage inroads, and the inhabitants from indiscriminate slaughter.
3. Resolved, that his whole conduct during his military career receives our entire approbation.
4. Resolved, that his visit to this place at this time, affords us the liveliest satisfaction, as it enables us to express to him, personally, the high sense we entertain of his services, and our perfect confidence in his talents integrity and patriotism.
5. Resolved, that a joint committee be appointed to wait on maj. general Andrew Jackson, and present to him the foregoing resolutions."
A division of the question having been called for, the question was taken upon the insertion of the second, third and fourth resolution. It was unanimously resolved in the affirmative, by yeas and nays, every member present voting in the affirmative to- wit:
Mr. President, Casey, Conner, Chambers, Farmer, Gause, Garth, Hodges, Hogg, Hanby, Harwell, Herbert, Metcalf, Moore, Rose, Ringgold, Sims, Terrell, Trotter, Watkins and Ware, -21.
The question was then taken on the insertion of the fifth resolution.
It was resolved in the affirmative yeas, 17, nays 4.
Those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. President, Casey, Conner, Chambers, Garth, Hodges, Harwell, Hogg, Hanby, Herbert, Metcalf, Ringgold, Sims, Terrell, Trotter, Watkins and Ware, -17.
Those who voted in the negative are Messrs. Farmer, Gause, Moore and Rose, -4.
Mr. Terrill from the committee appointed on that part of the Governor's message which relates to schools and colleges reported a bill to be entitled an act to provide for leasing for a limited time the land reserved by the Congress of the United States, for the support of schools, within each township, and a university in this state: which was read the first time, and on motion ordered to be read a second time and made the order of the day on Thursday next.
On motion of Mr.. Garth, ordered that fifty copies of said bill be printed for the use of the Senate.
A message from the house of representatives by messrs Owen and Townes:
Mr. President, the house of representatives have passed the bill to be entitled an act prescribing the manner in which the oath of office shall be administered, to the Governor of the state, and certain other offices therein named - with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of the senate: which were concurred in by the senate- ordered that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.
On motion of Mr. Moore, a bill to repeal certain laws therein named, was taken and read the second time, and on motion ordered to be referred to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day on to-morrow.
Mr. Casey called for the order of the day on the engrossed bill to establish certain counties therein named be taken up.
On motion of Mr. Gause, ordered that said engrossed bill be recommitted to the committee on the division of counties.
The further orders of the day were postponed until to-morrow.
The senate adjourned until to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.