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The rolls of the tiVo Houses being called, the Sen
ators who voted for Jl. H. Sevier, were
Messrs. Brown, Clark, Ferguson, Hill, Izard, Ktiy
kendall, McCamy, Martin. McKean, Ringgold, Smith,
Saunders, Thornton, Williamson, and Roane.
Those who voted For W. S. Fullon, were
Messrs. Brown, Ferguson, Hill, Izard, Kuykendall,
McCamy, Martin, McKean, Ringgold, Smith* Saun
ders, Thornton, Williamson and Roane.
Mr. Clark voted for Mr. Walworth.
The whole number of votes given to the several
candidates for Senator, by both Houses, were—
For A. H. Sevier. 60
“ Wm. S. Fulton. 66
“ H. F. Walworth. 4
Whereupon Ambrose H. SevieU. and William S.
Fulton, having received a majority of the whole num
ber of votes, were declared duly elected Senators of
the U-. S-. for the term prescribed by the Constitution of
the U. S.
On motion of Mr. McKean, that part of the Gov
ernor’s message which relates to a penitentiary, was
deferred to a committee consisting of Messrs. Mc
Kean, Izard and Smith.
On motion of Mr. Izard, the Committee Cn semina
ry lahds was instructed to take immediate steps to pro
vide for the safe of the 72 sections of land granted by
"Congress Fot the erection of a seminary of learning in
Tnis state.
On motion of Mr. McCamy, so much of the Govern
or’s message as relates to the Auditor’s and Treasur
er’s reports, was referred to the committee to examine
the books of those officers; so much as relates to the
revenue laws, to the committee of ways and means ; so
much as relates to Salaries, to the judiciary committee }
and so much as relates to the grant of five sections of
land to complete the State house, to select committee,
consisting of Messrs. Clark, Williamson and Thornton.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mr. Tully, from the select committee to whom was
referred the report of the committee on the prices of
public printing, reported sundry resolutions on the sub
ject, which were laid on the table, and made the order
for Wednesday next.
Mr. Tully, from the select committee to whom the
subject was referred, submitted the following report:
Mr. Speaker—The Select Committee appointed
to examine the act of Congress “supplementary to the
net entitled ‘An act for the admission of the State of
Arkansas into the Union, and to provide for the due
execution of the laws of the United States within the
same, and for other purposes,’” have had the same
under examination, and beg leave to submit the follow
ing
REPORT s
They find that, by an act oi the Congress of the
United States, approved June fifteenth, one thousand
eight hundred and thirty-six, that the State of Arkan
sas is thereby declared to be one of the tlhited States
of America, and admitted into the Union on an equal
footing with the original States in all respects what
ever, according to the boundaries therein designated.
Farther, it is declared, in the eighth section of the
said act, that nothing in said act shall be construed as
an assent, by Congress, to all or any of the proposi
tions contained *n the ordinance of the Convention of
the people of Arkansas, It is also set forth and de
clared, in the eighth section of the said act, that the
State of Arkansas shall be entitled to the “same grants,
subject to the same restrictions, which were made to
the State of Missouri by virtue of an act entitled “An
act to authorize the people of the Missouri Territory
to form a Constitution and State Government, and for
the admission of such State into the Union,’" &c,,
which grants and restrictions are fully set forth in the
aforementioned act entitled "An act supplementary to
the act entitled ‘An act for the admission of the State
of Arkansas into the Union,”’ &c., and which is as
follow’s, to wit;
[This Act was published in the Advocate of 22d Ju
ly last—its insertion in this place is therefore deemed
unnecessary.]
The Committee farther report, that it is expedient
that this General Assembly accede to and accept of
the propositions set forth in Ihe above act, and re
commend the adoption of the following Ordinance :
Be it orduin'e&,\by the Senate and House of Represen
tatives of the State of Arkansas, That the propositions
set forth in “An act supplementary to the act entitled
* An act for the admission of the State of Arkansas into
the Union, and to provide for the due execution of the
laws of the United States within the same, and for oth
er purposes.’ ” be, and the same are hereby, freely ac
cepted, ratified, and irrevocably confirmed, as articles
of compact and union between the State of Arkansas
and the United States.
And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid,
That the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas
shall never interfere, without the consent of the United
States, with the primary disposal of the soil within said
State, owned by the United States ; nor with any reg
ulations Congress may find necessary for seeth ing the
the title in such soil to the bona Jide purchasers there
of. And that no tax shall be imposed on lands the
property of the United States ;—And that in no case
shall non-resident proprietors, be taxed higher than re
sident, and that the bounty lands granted, or hereafter
to be granted, for military services during the late war,
shall, while they continue to be held by the patentees
or their heirs, remain exempt from any taX laid by or
der, or under the authority of the State, whether for
State, county, township or any other purpose, for the
term of three years, from and after the date of the pa
tents respectively.
Mr. Phillips moved that it be laid on the table Until
'I hursday next, which was negatived : and then, on i
motion of Mr. Caldwell, the report was ordered to be
| printed.
IMr. Royston submitted a joint resolution, propo
sing a revision of the laws of Arkansas, by men learn
ed in the law, which was adopted, and sent to the Sen
ate for concurrence.
On motion of Mr. Whinnery, so much of the Gov
ernor s message as relates to an arsenal and depot for
public arms, was referred to the committee on memori
als.
On motion of Mr. Teevaillt, so much of the Gov
ernor s message as relates to the organization of the
militia, was referred to the committee on the militia ;
and so much as relates to the Auditor and Treasurer,
together with the reports of those officers, was referred
1 to the committee on the Auditor’s and Treasurer’s
books.
On motion of Mr. Hoge, it was
Resolved, That the Senate be invited to attend in
the Representatives’ Hall, at half past 11 o’clock to
day, for the purpose of electing Senators to the Con
gress of the United States.
Mr* Tully submitted a resolution, to authorise the
distribution of one copy of the Laws of Arkansas to
each member of the present General Assembly—
w;hich was negatived.
On motion of Mr. Colp, a committee was ordered
to be appointed on roads and highways.
Mr. Thompson obtained leave and inlroducd a bill,
to appoint commissioners and run and mark the line
between the counties of Hempstead and Pike, and al
so the line between the counties of Sevier and Pike,
which was read a first time and ordered to a second
reading.
The President and members of the Senate having
been introduced into the Representatives’ Hull, the two
Houses proceeded to a joint election for two Senators
of the United States—[for result, see proceedings ot
the Senate]
The members of the Hopse of Representatives, who
voted for Jl. H. Sevier, were
Messrs. Adams, Alston, Blacktnore, Blair, Brandon,
Caldwell, Calvert, Culp* Cocke* Drennen, Davis,
Dickinson, Franks* Crriiftes, Hardin, tloge, Judkins,
Jones, Logan, Lasater, Linton, Littell, Maxwell,
Morton, Morse, Pelham, Phillips, Pyburn, Revston,
of Hempstead, Reagan, Reyburn, Roberts, Smith,
Swain, Shell, Tolly, Tucker, TidWell, Teevault, Tay
lor, Thompson* Tolleson, Vaughan, VVhinnery, and
Wilson—35.
And the same members voted for tfin. S. Ftilion,
With the exception of Messrs. Davies, Maxwell and
Smith, who voted for H. F. Walworth.
The bill, for the relief of the Sheriff ofConwdy coun
ty, was read a third time.
Mr.'TulIy offered an amendment, making it applica
ble to other sheriffs, which Was adopted. Mr. ItOys
ton moved to lay it on the table until Wednesday next,
which was negatived. The main question was then
put, and the hill passed.
SENATE
Tuesday, Sept. 20.
The Senate met, pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Ferguson introduced a bill to be entitled “an
act appointing commissioners to superintend the build
ing of a jg.il in the town of Marion and county of Crit
tenden, and for other purposes.” Read a first time,
and ordered to a second reading.
'Mr. Ringgold introduced a bill “to compensate C.
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ed to a second reading.
The bill authorising the appointment of trustees to
the Batesville Academy, was read a third time* pass
ed, and sent to the House for concurrence.
The bill from the H. of R. “to establish and define
the boundaries of Searcy county,” was passed and re
turned to the House.
The preamble and resolutions from the H. ofR.
providing for the appointment of suitable persons to re
vise, digest and arrange the laws of Arkansas, &c. was
laid on the table.
""The bill from the House, “for the relief of Thomas
3. Haynes, sheriff of Conway county, and others,”
was read a first time, and ordered to a second reading.
On motion of Mr. Thornton, the joint committee on
public buildings was instructed to call on the Governor
and Thomas Thorn and others, for all papers or other
information relaiing to the State House, Court House
and Jail.
So much of the Governor’s Message as relates to
the surplus revenlie and other grants made to this
State by the General Government, was referred to the
committee of ways and means.
Messrs. Izard, Williamson and Thornton were ap
pointed a committee on the part of the Senate, to act
in concurrence with six on the part of the House, on
all subjects relating to internal improvements.
Messrs. Ferguson, Kuykendall and Brown were ap
pointed a committee on memorials.
So much of the Message as relates to the defence
of the western frontier-, was referred to the committee
on memorials.
Mr. Ringgold introduced a bill “to compensate
James Pope for services performed by him as prosecu
ting attorney, pro tern, for the 3d judicial circuit,”
which was read arid passed to a second reading.
Ana me senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES*
Tiie House met pursuant to adjournment.
The Speaker being announced as indiapctsed, and
unable to attend, on motion* Mr. Caldwell was ap
pointed Speaker, pro tern.
On motion of Mr. Jones* Mr. Cocke was added to
the committee on memorials.
The bill from the Senate, entitled “an act for the
appointment of trustees to the Batesville Academy,”
was read a first time, and passed to a second reading.
Messrs. Roysdon, Byrd and Anthony asked leave
0 record their votes for U. S. Senators, as they would
lave voted on yesterday, had they been present.
Leave being granted, Mr. Roysdon Voted fot A. H.
Sevier and H. F. Walworth. Mr. Byrd voted for A.
H. Sevier and W. S. Fulton.
On motion of Mr. Tidwell, it was
liesolbed, That the committee on memorials be in
structed to take into consideration the expediency of
memorializing Congress to revive and extend the pre
emption laws from the former act of the pre-emption
law.
On motion of Mr. Tully* so much of the Governor’s
Message as relates to the surplus revenue, was refer
red to the committee on ways and means.
The bill to appoint commissioners to run and mark
the line betvveen the counties of Hempstead and Pike*
and Sevier and Pike, was read a second time, and
committed to a select committee of Messrs, lloyston,
Thompson and Judkins.
The amendment of the Senate to the bill for the
election of electors was read a third time, and passed.
Mr. Smith (of Arkansas,) offered a resolution provi
ding for digesting such statutes of England as are in
force ih this State, and authorising the Governor to
subscribe for 1*000 copies of said digest at $4 each—
which was* on motion of Mr. Cocke, laid on the table
till the year 1850.
So much of the Governor’s Message as relates to
the sixteenth sections, was referred to the committee
on education and the seminary lands.
Mr. Dickinson obtained leave to introduce a bill
“regulating the office of Secretary of State”—Which
was read and passed to a second reading.
And the House adjourned.
senate.
Wednwlay, Srpl, 21*
The Senatfc met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Ball presented a petition from John Harrell,
which was referred to the committee on the judiciary.
Mr. Clark introduced a bill entitled “an act supple
mentary to an act appointing commissioners to super
intend the building of a Court House and Jail in the
town of Columbia*” &c. which was read and passed to
a second reading.
The bill to compensate C. F. M. Noland was read
and passed a second time, committed to committee of
the whole, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.
The bill for building a jail in Marion, Crittenden
county, was read t* second time, and ordered for a
third reading. t« ..3, ,
The bill t| compensate James Fofl*t«*s read a se
cond time, and passed to a
The bill for the relief of Thomas S. Haynes, Sheriff
of Conway county, was read a second time, and order
ed to lie on the table.
Messrs. T erguson and Clark were appointed a com
mittee on enrollments.
Mr. Smith made the following report on the Audi
tor’s and Treasurer’s books—which was adopted
REPORT:
That after a long and cateful examination of all (he
books, accounts atid vouchers of both officers, they
find them strictly correct, and recommend the adoption
of the Reports (as made to the Governor, and referred
to in his Messttge,) by this House.
Vour committee, in the prosecution of their duties,
examined the lists of abstracts of lands taken from the
Register’s book, made cut bv the Auditor for the nur.
pose of enabling the sheriffs of the several counties to
assess and collect the taxes, which show that great re
search and attention was necessary to accomplish the
object, and although not required by the duties of his
office, the Auditor, at no small expense to himself, and
with infinite labor, has performed the task, and Tor
which your committee recommend the passage of an
act making an appropriation to compensate him.
Another subject ivdiich came before your committee
during the investigation of the Auditor’s books, they
feel it incumbent on them to make known to the
House in this Report. By Virtue of an act passed at
the last Session of the Legislature-, approved 2d Nov.
1835, and entitled “an act amendatory to an act in
iorce lor the relief of paupers,” warrants have beett
drawn on the Treasury Cor the sum of one hundred and
sixteen dollars and forty cents, covering the allowance
of two accounts only, lour committee learn there
are other accounts for the same object, in the progress
of proof and allowance, ond of which is understood to
amount to near $200. However desirable it may be
for the Legislature by its authority to extend the hand
of charity and benevolence to the destitute and dis
tressed, it is evident lYom Hie latitude given to the con
struction of the act referred to, should all portions of
the State require aid in proportion to the amount called
for end like1*- 1— — n—i «... .< ar
u,,u 1J iui uj me ^uutn^ ut x timonif
the whole revenue of the State would be swallowed up.
Vour cohutiittee recommend that some alteration in
the law be made', of that it be repealed.
On settlement with the Treasurer, your romrtiittee
haVe received-, and which is in possession of the chair
man of the committee on the part of the House of Re
presentatives, all the redeerrted scrip in his possession,
amounting with interest to the sum of $11,328 15,
and the sum of $81 79, an unexpended cash balance
ot an appropriation made to purchase strip, and the
sum ot $27 50, saline or salt spring fund, and in cash
and bonds the sum of $2,181 681, balance remaining
in the Treasury, and being part of a fund created from
the sale of two sections of the University lands.
Your committee cannot close this Report without ex
pressing their approbation with the very correct find
business like manner in whifch they found all the ac
counts of both officers kept—the neat and methodical
manner of numbering and selecting all vouchers con
nected with them—and with their general arrangement
—-shewing conclusively the faithful performance of the
soveral duties of the Auditor and Treasurer, and their
abilities and qualifications to fill the offices to which
they tverte appointed—all of which is respectfully sub
muted.
Mr. Ilill offered a resolution that tho Legislature
would elect a Public Printer, Auditor and Treasurer
on Saturday next, at 12 o’clock—which was laid or.
the table.
Mr. Brown introduced a bill, to be entitled “an act
to repeal the first and second sections of an act entitled
‘an act to call in the scrip or county certificates issued
in Crawford county, approved Nov. 2* 1835’ ” which
was read a first timet and passed to a second reading.
And the Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met pursuant to adjourrimerit.
Mr. Dickinson, from the committee on the judicia
ry, introduced a bill “to establish and regulate a coun
ty treasury in edch county.” Read a first, timet arid
ordered to a second reading.
Mr. Royston, from the committee on the bill for run
ning and marking the line between Hempstead and !
Pike, and Sevier and Piket reported the said bill un- !
necessary and inexpedient; which report was adopted. \
Messrs. Byrd, Rtyburn* Pelham, Smith, Thomp
son and Milton were appointed a committee on internal i
improvements.
Mr. Tully introduced a bill “amendatory of the laws '
of divorce.” Mr. Roberts introduced a bill “to change
the name of Searcy county to Marion.” Mr. Adams
introduced a bill “to remove the administration of YVm.
Anthony, sfen. deceased, from the county of Crawford
to the county of Johnson;” and Mr. Culp introduced
! a bill “for the election of new commissioners for the
county of Izard, and for other purposes”—which bills
were read a first time and ordered to a second reading.
Mr. Hoge offered a resolution “to instruct the com
mittee on the judiciary to inquire into the expediency
of establishing a separate court of chancery.” Laid
on the tnble till to-morrow.
Mr. Davies, Horn the committee on the Auditor’s
and Treasurer’s books, made the following Report: —
[See Senate for counterpart.]
The Report was adopted, and the committee dis
charged.
Messrs: Davies, Smith arid Reagan were appointed
a committee to receive and burn the scrip redeemed by
the Treasurer.
The Senate were invited to attend immediately in
the Representative Hall, to elect an Auditor and Trea
surer.
And the House adjourned.
SENATE.
Thursday, Sept. 22.
The Senate met pUtauant to adjournment.
Mr. Ball presented a petition from Washington co.,
signed by 1025 persons, praying for a division into
three counties. Referred to a committee of Messrs.
McCamy, Ball and Saunders.
The orders of the day were takfeh up.
The Sertate went into Committee of the whole, Mr.
•fiard in the chair, on the bill to compensate C. F. M.
Noland. The committee rose, reported the bill with
amendments, which were adopted, and the bill was laid
on the table.
The bill to compensate James Pope was read a third
time, and indefinitely postponed.
The bill supplementary to the act for building a
Court House at Columbia, was read a second time,
and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to
morrow.
The bill to repeal part of an act concerning scrip in
Crawford couuty, was read a second time, and ordered
to a select committee of Messrs. Brown, Hill and
Thornton.
Mr. Hill introduced a bill “to authorise the removal
of the administration of the estate of Rufus R. Garland
from Lafayette to Hempstead county.” Read a first
time, and passed to a second reading.
j Mr. Ringgold introduced a bill “to appoint notaries
public.” Read a first time, and passed to a second
1 reading.
And the Senate adjourned.
MOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
I be Mouse met pursuant to adjournment.
; Mr- Dickinson, from the committee on the iudim
ry, introduced a bill “to prescribe the powers and du
ties ot the Supreme Court,” which was read a first and
second time, committed to a committee of the whole.
' and made the order of the day for this day at 12 o’
clock.
Mr. Dickinson, Horn the samo committee, introdu
ced a bill “to establish the office of Attorney General^
—read a first time, and ordered to a Second reading.
\I r II »»*-/! n jTv/\ «v« > #1 _ — — k.
|/tciuuiv.u a jrvtHiuii liv>m sunuijf t
of Saline county, which was referred to the committee
1 on propositions and grievances.
Messrs. Ryrd and Williamson were added fo the
committee on banking.
Mr. Royston introduced a bill “supplementary to tho
act for building a court house in the town of Washing
ton read a first and second time, and ordered to bo
engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.
Mr. Roysdon introduced a bill “affixing salaries Id
cettain officers,’ See. Read a first and second fimir.
and referred to the rommitteo of ways and means.
Mr. Royston introduced a hill “to incorporate the
town of Washington.” Read a first and second time*,
and ordered to be Engrossed far a third reading to
morrow-.
Mr. Reagan introduced n bill “concerning the revi
val of statutes”—which was read a first and second
time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading
to-morrow.
The orders of the day were taken up.
The following bills were read a second lima:
“Authorizing the appointment of trustees of Bates
ville academy”—[from the Senate]—ordered to ba
engrossed and read a third limb to-morrow.
“Regulating the office of Secretary of State”—com
mitted to committee of the whole, and made the order
of the day for tu-uioirow.
“ I o establish and regulate a county treasury in each
county.” Ordered that it be laid on the table, and 100
copies be printed.
“To change the name of SeaVfey county.” Ordered
to he engrossed and read a third time on Saturday.
“ I o remove the administration of the estate of Win.
Anthony, sen. dec. from Crawford to Juhnson coun
ty.” Ordered to be engrossed and read a third time
to-morrow.
“To amend the law of divorce,” &c. Mr. Thomp
son moved to lay the bill on the table till January 1st,
1836. Lost—yeas 22, nays 24. Committed to com
mittee of the whole, and made the Order of the dav for
to-morrow.
“For the election of new commissioners for th'o co.
of Izard, and for other purposes.” Referred to a se
tae! committee of Messrs. Culp, Teevault and Reagan.
1 he following bill, from the Senate, was read a first
time, and ordered to a second reading:
“Appointing commissioners trt superintend the build
ing of a jail in Marion, Crittenden county.”
I he House resolved itself into a coffimftlee of the
whole on the bill to prescribe the powers and duties of
the Supreme Court—and after some time spent there
in, the committee rose and reported the hill with amend
ments—which &ere adopted( [salary fixed at $2,000,]
and the bill ordered to be engrossed and read a third
time to-morrow.
And the House adjourned.
From the Red River Herald.
PROCLAMATION
From Gen. SAMUEL HOUSTON.
Nacogdoches, (Texas,) 29 Aug., 1830.
To the Citizens of Texas:—Frotrt reports which
have reached me, I am induced to believe our silua
atidrt is unsafe; some Cherokees, with the native Cas
tilians, have returned to the Cherokee village from
Matamoras, and say that the Indians of the Prairies
and a Mexican force, are about to attack this portion
of Texas; the Counties df Sdri Augustine, Sabine, Tun
ahaw and Revel as well as Nacogdoches, will forthwith
organise the MILITIA df each county. The follow
ing requisitions are made to sustain the U. S. forces at
this place; until reinforcements cart arrive at this placo
frdm Gen. GaineS, vifc: Sixty-four from San Augustine,
fifty-six from Tunahaw, fifty-six from Sabine and thir
ty-three from Bevil: the troops will repair to this place
with the least possible delay, and report to the Com
manding General as soon as they arrive.
This call is made through the Judges df the several
counties, and they must regarded as the law of the
land; the troops will only be detained a few days; so
soon as Gen. Gaines can send reinforcements to this
place, they will be discharged.
Let nrms and Ammunition be brought; at least one
hundred rounds is requested. The Commander-irt
chief will be with the freemen of Texas, if they have to
j meet an enemy; all the men in Texas must have their
' arms in order; to have liberty, we must be watchful.
Sighed; SAML. HOUSTON,
Commander-in-Chief.
Old Noble, of Indiana, had a judiciary bill of great
interest to his state before the Senate, which he could
not somehow or other get through. At a late period
of the session he called up the bill, hut it was opposed
in consequence of the Chairman of the Judiciary Com
mittee (Mr. Vart Buren) being absent. “What am I
to do Mr. Chairman,” said Mr. Noble. What am 1
td tell my constituents about this bill. All I can say
is, that the bill was put in charge of a little bald headed
damltji who is eternally rv.nning after and chatting to
the girls."
NOTICE.
\ FTMIE partnership existing tinder the firm and style of
j X John Henry Ac (Jo. at Columbus, Crawford county,
| will expire by limitation on the let December next. As
it vvii! be absolutely necessary to close the business of
the concern, it is hoped all indebted to said firm will
come forward and pay up their respective notes and
j debtH. * JOHN HENRY Ac CO.
j Columbus, Sept■ 20, 1836.
I I\ 8. Mr. Jons Dresses, one of the firm of John
i Henry Ac Co. will continue the Commission business, at
! the old stand, and will attend particularly to the Receiv
ing and Forwarding business.
Refer to
Messrs. Ben sett Ac Morrill, Mouth White river.
Maper, Ryan Ac Co, Mo. Arkanaa* river.
Pitcher Ac Walters, Little Rock.
25-tlst Dec.
SPRING HILL
FEMALE ACADEMY.
THE second session of this institution will commence
on the 3d day of October next, under the guidance
of Miss Pratt. Those wishing for admission will pleas*
make early application.
WILLIAM M. BURTON,
Acttvff for the Trusteest
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