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Indianapolis Indiana Journal (Newspaper) - December 22, 1846, Indianapolis, Indiana By John d. Def bees. Vol. , tuesday december 32, 1846. No. 41. Wednesday december 16, 184 6. The elections of yesterday. It will be seen by reference to the legislative proceedings that Samuel Hanna of Wayne county was elected treasurer of state Douglass Maguire of this City. Auditor of state and Horace p. Biddle president judge of the eighth judicial circuit. These gentlemen Are whigs honest and capable and will prove faithful to the trusts which their respective offices require at their hands. It will be Gratifying news to every True whig in the state to learn that their representatives have acted As became whigs indeed. Those whig members who were under pledges to vote for democrats did what never has been done by democrats under similar circumstances they redeemed their pledges. This result will do much to inspire the whigs throughout the state with Confidence and is but a precursor of the victories which await them at the next August elections. The following from the Frankfort by Commonwealth will put at rest the Rumor As to the probability of or. Clay s being elected to the u. S. Senate again. He is now attending a great Law suit in new Orleans Quot we have noticed in sundry Kentucky papers the proposition to return or. Clay to the Senate and in other papers speculations on the subject. To think it very certain that the proposition has been made without the least knowledge or desire of that distinguished statesman for we have Strong grounds for the opinion that his views and purposes in reference to his return to that illustrious body Are now precisely what they were when four years ago he formally and solemnly bade Farewell to that theatre of his former for the Indiana state journal. Or. Editor a the state Sentinel of the 12th ins in an article headed Quot production and consumption of Coffee commenting upon the increased importations of that product into the United states from Brazil says Quot now the effect of this increased consumption of Brazil Coffee on the american Trade is As follows 1834. 164.3. Increase Imp. Coffee from Brazil 26,-571,368 49,515,666 Quot a a Quot value,$2,8l9,028 3,392,960 573,932 exp. U. S. Produce to Brazil 1,586,097 2,409,419 823,321 Quot now it is sometimes alleged that the import of foreign goods drains the country of its treasure. Here is the fact that increased Purchase of $573,932 Worth of Coffee which added largely to the enjoyments of tie people of the United states resulted in increased sales of american produce to the extent of $823,321 a Clear profit of $300,000 besides the Coffee. Such is always the result of National i have no statistics at hand to determine the correctness of the statements of the Sentinel As to the increased imports and exports of our Trade with Brazil but admitting them to be True i entirely dissent from the inferences drawn from them by that paper. Wayland in his political Economy bases the whole of his free Trade doctrines on this premises that tie natural products of every country being different the interest of All is Best advanced by a Mutual and unrestricted Exchange of these products. Now the fact assumed in this premise is false for the natural products of every country generally speaking Are not different but the same. The great natural products of this country Are bread stuffs and meats England and every country of Europe produce the same in quantities sufficient generally for their horses cattle hogs &c., Are As much the natural products of Europe As of America. The same remark is True of their respect Active manufactures. Free Trade in All these things is then not a Mutual and profitable Exchange but a rivalry in which that nation possessing a Santa is of cheaper production will overcome and prostrate its competitors. But there Are some articles grown by one nation which Are not produced by Iother and in these articles and Between the nations air unrestricted interchange May profitably be made. The United states does not produce Coffee but Brazil Quot does the former has products that the latter has not. Henzea Mutual Exchange Between them in these Arti a tips May be profitable to both. In such matters the whig party has always desired free Trade and hence the Tariff of 1842 imposed no duty on Coffee. To invoke Protection in behalf of an article not produced nor capable of being produced would be Folly. The error of the Sentinel consists in making our Trade in such an article a Standard by which the Trade in All outlier articles should be governed. It asks us to make so general Rule oat of an exception. L. B. Indianapolis dec. 14th, 1846. Front the Baltimore Patriot. The president s message. The Len of the president s message which we published yesterday in All its Pond Rosity precluded remarks then and its contents do not Call for any lengthened comments now. More than five columns of the eight which the document fills in our paper Are taken up with the War with Mexico and matters relating to it and from the style in which the subject is treated one would suppose that the spirit of dullness infused itself into every thought. In looking at the mass of words which Are wasted on the affair one cannot help thinking that a cause which requires so much argument to sustain it cannot be so self evidently just As or. Polk assumes. Indeed he betrays throughout that he himself is not satisfied altogether with what he has done and there is an evident betrayal of a conviction in his mind that the Sople do not approve his course upon the mexican business e is right. Whatever May be the disposition of the people about going on with the War now that it has been commenced there is an almost Universal sentiment in the country that it was needlessly if not wickedly brought about by the illegal and unauthorized proceedings of or. Polk himself. Or. Polk writes like a Man who Felt that this was thought of him and like a lawyer with a bad cause he strives to make up for tie weakness of his defence by the length of Bis argument. But ii fails throughout. Causes for dissatisfaction with Mexico we have had. This is shown in the message. But the presidents who have had to Deal with her have wisely As in to link and As the people of this country think held in to in no less a duty than for our interest to Settle those causes of dissatisfaction by other Means than War. If there had been a pretext of justification for hostilities such As now , general Jackson who had control of the matter when be was president would not have been negligent to take advantage of them and the Effort now made by or. Polk to prove that the United states were wrong in not declaring War before can Only be regarded As a censure upon general Jackson s course a censure which comes with a very ill Grace from a Man whom general Jackson May be said to have made All he is. We cannot but suspect that the motive of or. Polk in treating this mexican War As he has done is to make such a Case oat As will he Hopes put the whigs in a position to allow his party to make political capital out of it. Indeed this is More than hinted to be his object for in the opening paragraph of his message there is an insinuation that opposition to what he or. Polk has done is opposition to the prosecution of the War and is therefore Quot giving Aid and Comfort to the such an insinuation made in the Ordinary newspapers of the Day would be despised by those against whom it is directed but coming in an official document under the president s own hand must be considered As such a letting Down of the High of Bce he fills As to excite pity for the Man who make it. The course of the whigs is taken. They condemn the acts by which or. Polk brought on the War but they will do nothing to retard its terminating in an honorable they understand so Well what is due from them to their country that they will be sure to perform their duty but they also understand that it is not less a duty and a right to condemn As they do All the illegal acts of or. Polk by which he precipitated us into this contest acts taken without the knowledge or Sanction of Congress then in session although it is the exclusive constitutional privilege of that body to declare War. We May have More to say on this subject and others treated of in the message but this is All we have room for of the legislature. Senate. Monday dec. 12, 1846. The Senate met when the proceedings of saturday were read. A message was received from the House informing the Senate of an amendment to their Resolution fixing the time of going into the election of president judge of the 8th judicial circuit auditor and treasurer of state by making the elections of these officers on tuesday at 10 and 2 o clock. Reports were Laid before the Senate from the branches of tie state Bank at Torre haute and Evansville. Referred to committee on state Bank. Also a communication from the governor informing the Senate of the appointment of James m. Hanna As his private Secretary. Petitions presented. By messes. Read Hamrick Miligan Green and Osborn. Reports of standing . By or. Robinson from the committee on the judiciary reported the Bill Back in relation to the auditor of Union county without amendment which was read the third time and passed. Or. Logan from the committee on claims reported Back the Bill for the Relief of Joseph Dickey and David Quin without amendment. Read the second time. Reports of select committees. By or. Hamer from a select committee a Bill to change the name of Frances Ann Fisher to Frances Ann Smith. By or. Morgan from a select committee a Bill for the Relief of Rebecca Gable. The Senate took up the House amendments to to Weir Resolution for the election of auditor treasurer and president judge of the both judicial circuit which fixed the time of Saivii elections on tuesday or. Edmonson moved to Lay the Resolution As amended by the House on the table. Lost ayes 20, nays 29. Or. Hamrick moved to concur in the House amendment. Or. Handy moved to Amend the amendment by striking out Quot president judge Quot and insert 3 o clock instead of 2, which was . The question recurred on or. Hamrick s motion which was carried in the affirmative. Resolutions. Or. Orth offered the following Resolution which was adopted resolved that the general superintendent of the Wabash and Erie canal be requested to inform the Senate whether there is a sufficiency of water in said canal at and near the town of Amicus to justify the state in leasing a portion thereof at that Point for the purpose of propelling a grist Mill. Or. Hamrick offered the following Resolution which Weis adopted resolved that the committee on military affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of enacting a Law exempting All the property both real and personal belonging to the Indiana volunteers now in the service of the United states in Mexico from Sale for taxes until the time of service of this did volunteers shall have expired or until they return Home and that the due and owing from such of said volunteers that have died or that May hereafter die or get killed in the service aforesaid be stricken from the duplicate of the several counties in this state providing also that the certificate of any officer of said volunteers to that effect shall be sufficient evidence of the death of such volunteers to the several county auditors to strike from the tax duplicate the amount of taxes charged to such deceased volunteers with leave to report by Bill or otherwise. By or. Handy to request the committee on canals to inquire into the of authorizing the treasurer and auditor of state to sell the Northern division of the Central canal. By or. Verbryke to instruct the committee on military affairs to inquire what Benefit is to accrue from a revision of the militia Laws amp a. Or. Handy moved to Lay the Resolution on the table. At the request of or. Verbryke the motion waa withdrawn when he briefly explained the object of the Resolution when it was adopted. By or. Hamrick a joint Resolution of the subject of the Cumberland Road. By or. Berry of Monroe instructing our senators in Congress &c., to increase the monthly pay of the volunteers engaged in the mexican War. Adopted ayes 48, nays none Bills. By or. Morgan a Bill for the Relief of the volunteers engaged in the mexican War in relation to their taxes amp a. By or. Beard a Bill to Amend the execution Laws of the state. Referred to the committee on the judiciary. By or. Jackson a Bill providing for a special term of tie Madison circuit court. Read a third time and passed. By or. English a Bill to repeal the 30th chapter of the revised statutes of 1833. Read a third time and referred to committee on the judiciary. By or. Henry a Bill to authorize the governor to cause special elections to be held for representatives to Congress. Or. Cuppy from the select committee on that subject on leave reported a Bill for extending the time for working out the Road taxes in certain counties therein named. Bills on their third Reading. A Bill extending the time of holding circuit courts in certain counties therein named. A Bill relative to docket fees. A Bill to legalize the adjournment of the Decatur circuit court a Bill changing the time of holding probate courts in the county of Green a Bill authorizing the auditor of Henry county to sell certain lands therein named. Or. Osborn of leave introduced certain claims of or. Smith against the state which were referred to the committee on claims whereupon the Senate adjourned. By or. Lewis referred to a select co Minitte of or. Lewis and others. By or. Meredith from German citizens praying a portion of the common school fund referred to a committee of or. Meredith and others. By or. Hanna from citizens of Carroll and adjoining counties to establish a new county Laid on the table. By or. Fuller of or. And mrs.-, praying to be separated by divorce Laid on the table. Afternoon session. 2 o clock p. M. The Senate met. Or. Berry of f. Introduced a Bill for the Relief of certain heirs. The report of the Warden of the state prison was Laid before the Senate and 500 copies ordered to be printed. Also a report from the president of the state Bank 500 copies of which were ordered to be printed. Or. Parks on leave introduced a Bill to provide for the election of township assessors in certain counties therein named. Or. Handy from the committee on education on leave reported a Bill to authorize the Sale of school lands in town. 2, Crawford county. Read the third time and passed. The president then announced the following gentlemen to act on the Pari of the Senate As tellers in the election tomorrow. Election of president judge messes. Handy and Mur phey. Auditor of Public accounts messes. Winchell and Hardin. State treasurer messes. English and Holloway. On motion the Senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on the governor s message when after sometime spent therein in which the various subjects touched in the message were referred to appropriate committees the committee Rose reported Progress and asked to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject. The Senate adjourned. House of representatives. Monday morning dec. 14th, 1846. The House met pursuant to . The reporter committed an error in stating that the Bill Twenty five thousand in Treasury drafts learn by the Van Buren intelligencer that a package of Treasury drafts containing $25,000, which was mailed at fort Gibson on the 20lh of August directed to the q. M. General at Washington City has not been received by tie department. The drafts were made payable to capt. C. O. Collins and were received at fort Gibson just before the decease of that gentleman but not in time to receive his signature. They Are therefore valueless in the hands wheresoever they May be . Jou. John c. Calhoun has been re elected to the it. S. Senate Only two votes Gainet him. Introduced on Friday by or do cling relative to Small Bills had reference to those issued by the state Bank. The Bill was so to Amend the present Law against the Issue of Small Bills designed to circulate As Money by individuals As to More effectually prevent the Issue and circulation of the same. The petition presented by or. Colds for a divorce was for or. And not mrs. Lewis. The message received on saturday from the Senate to go into an election on that Day was not Only for auditor but also for treasurer of state. The Resolution changing the recorder s fees to ten cents for every Hundred words was introduced by or. Wiley and not by or. Crookshank. In the report of the remarks of or. Dunham on the divorce Resolution the second word in the paragraph should be property and not Prosperity the speaker Laid before the House a communication from the governor informing it that Jas. M. Hanna was authorized to communicate the executive messages to the House. Also a report of the state Bank which was referred to the committee on the state Bank and 500 copies ordered to be printed. . Petitions were presented by or. Fuller relative to a disputed Boundary line Between the counties of Warrick and Gibson referred to a select committee of or. Fuller an others by or. Hanna to attach a seven mile tract of land in Richardville county to an adjoining county Laid on the table. By or. Parker relative to the Powers and pay of the judge of the Allen probate court and the time of holding said court referred to the judiciary committee. By or. Palmer referred without Reading to the judiciary committee. By or. Parker for an Extension of the time for the payment of canal lands referred to the committee on canals. By or. Tait to protect religious assemblies referred to tie judiciary committee. By or. Griffhs for a state Road in Wayne county referred to committee on roads. By or. Hill relative to granting licenses referred to a select committee of or. Hill and others. Reports Froais select committees. By Vir. Stanfield a Bill favourable to the petition of certain citizens of Lagrange county. By or. Clark a Bill to compel speculators to pay an equal Road tax with the settlers. By or. Dunham a Bill to allow a complainant in chancery to waive the oath of defendant to his answer so that it will not require the evidence of two witnesses or what is equivalent thereto to sustain the Bill. Which Bills were read a first time and ordered to a second Reading on to Morrow. Resolutions. The following resolutions were introduced and adopted by or. Palmer to refund to the volunteers the amount retained out of their pay Tor their transportation to new Albany. By or. Edwards to allow administrators to pay interest on accounts against decedents after the expiration of twelve months from the taking out of letters of administration. By or. Noel to dispose of the governor s Circle to the corporation of Indianapolis provided it erects a building thereon for the Public officers with a Hall for meetings of state conventions amp a. By or. Secrest to postpone the collection of taxes against volunteers. By or. Cassatt to provide for the election of prosecuting attorneys by the citizens of each county. By or. Dowling to reduce the charges of lawyers and physicians the Resolution is designed to ridicule that legislation which fixes the rates to be paid to printers. By or. Holland to assess taxes on lawyers and physicians charges to be applied to the support of common schools. By or. Moore to repeal the Law permitting the Benefit of tie valuation and appraisement Laws to be waived. By or. Hicks to authorize the Johnston county court to flit twelve Days. By or. Hendricks to allow courts to Grant or not to Grant divorces on confessions of parties. By or. Dole to Amend the school Law so As to change the time of reporting the number of children. By or. Cassatt to elect supervisors by the citizens of each Road District. By or. Colds to give an additional allowance to witnesses and jurors in the justices courts by or. Green to Divide the common school fund equally Between the counties in proportion to their population. By or. Wolfe authorizing the Issue of letters of guardianship in vacation by the clerks of the probate courts. By or Green to Amend the school Law so As to abolish District trustees in organized districts. By or. Dunham requiring grand jurors not to receive complaints after the second Day of the term except in certain cases. By or. Hull to prohibit persons from practising surgery and Medicine unless they have received medical licenses. By or. Cassatt to raise a common school fund by taxation. Joint resolutions. By or. Mason instructing our senators and requesting our representatives in Congress to increase the pay of the volunteers and militia. Or. Cravens moved to Amend said Resolution As to include the privates of the regular army. He said that the whole army was composed of Merican citizens that some feelings not altogether harmonious now existed Between the volunteers and the regular army which would be increased if an invidious distinction in their pay was made that the War could not be successfully prosecuted if the regular forces were not increased and a Strong inducement to enlistments in it was the amount of pay received that the regular Soldier has to encounter greater hardships and risks that we ought to leave the detail of legislation on this matter to the Wisdom of Congress. Or. Secrest replied by saying that a wide difference existed Between the sacrifices made by the Volunteer and by the Soldier of the regular army the occupation of the latter being to fight he was but engaged in his employment when in actual War but the former had to leave his usual pursuits often at a great pecuniary sacrifice not Only to himself but to his family that there would always be found enough volunteers to prosecute the War that tie duration of the present War would but induce the people to Volunteer for its prosecution. The amendment was and the Resolution was then read a second time and ordered to be engrossed. Or. Harlan introduced a joint Resolution relative to removing the land office now at win Nemato Peru read a first time and passed to a second Reading on to Morrow. Bills. Bills were introduced by or. Watts changing the time of holding courts in the Tenfa judicial circuit. By or. Parks to make Road taxes equal in certain counties therein named. By or. Dean to compel speculators to pay a Road tax equal to that paid by resident settlers. By or. Shields regulating chancery practice. By or. Green regulating the duties of school District trustees. By or. Dowling on the subject of Mechanic liens. By or. Anthony to reduce the expenses of Floyd county. By or. Watts fixing the time for the annual report of the trustees of the deaf and dumb Asylum. By or. Hostetter relative to some local matter in Orange county. By or. Powell defining the duties of clerks of the circuit courts. Which Bills were read a first time and ordered to a second Reading on to Morrow. A message was received from the Senate informing the House that it had concurred in the amendments made by the House to the joint Resolution relative to the election of auditor and treasurer of state and judge of the 8th judicial circuit. The speaker Laid before the House the report of the Warden of the state prison Laid on the table and 500 copies ordered to be printed. Orders of the Day. The following Bills were severally read a third time a Bill excepting Union and St. Joseph counties from the operation of an act passed at the session authorizing the citizens of Fayette and other counties to elect their Seminary teachers. Passed. A Bill to incorporate the Decatur medical passed. A Bill for the Relief of the heirs of Thomas Berry vote on its engrossment reconsidered and the Bill referred to the judiciary committee. A Bill to declare the name of Ann Frank Bower a misprint. Passed. A Bill to repeal All attorney docket fees except in certain cases. Passed. A Bill to change the time of holding courts in the county of Delaware. Passed a Bill relative to the Road tax in Elkhart county. Passed. A Bill authorizing the county Board of Kosciusko county to hold certain real estate. Passed. A Bill to Amend certain portions of the revised code Eis to the counties of Jackson and Washington. Passed the House then adjourned. Missioners to allow compensation for All work done at the rates of the contract and the state to Complete the Stone work would suffer a loss. The Law parsed did not authorize the commissioners to take into consideration this loss in the settlement. Or. Cravens contended that As the act passed this session had not yet become a Law not having received the Sanction of the governor the legislature could not suspend its action for it As yet had had no action. Or. Ferguson stated that he was informed the act would be vetoed this evening and the reasons of the executive for so doing would be Given us. Or. Harlan thereupon moved to Lay the joint Resolution on the table. Ayes 46, noes 50. The Resolution was then ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to Morrow. Orders of the Day. A number of Bills were then taken up and read a second time of which. Bill no. 47, to regulate the tolls of water and steam Mills was Laid on the table. On motion or. Cassatt was added to the standing committee on canals amp a. On motion the House adjourned. Or. Mason on leave introduced a Bill declaring part of Salt Creek a Public Highway passed to a second Reading on to Morrow. Or. Suit on leave introduced a Bill defining the Width of roads in Clinton and Tipton counties read a first and second times and referred to the judiciary committee. The Senate then came into the Hall when the following ballot nos took place for president judge of the 8th judicial circuit 1st. 2d. 3d. 4 the. 5th Biddle 68 71 73 74 76 Wrig lit 71 73 73 73 71 Patterson 6 3 1 1 0 Stewart 0 1 0 0 0 Blank 3 0 1 0 1 lir president of the Senate having announced the result of the balloting declared Horace p. Biddle duly elected president judge of the 8th judicial circuit for seven years from the Day of february next and adjourned the joint convention of the two houses. And the Senate having retired. The House on motion adjourned. Senate. Tuesday morning dec. 15th, 1846. The Senate met when the proceedings of the previous Day were read. A message was received from the House informing the Senate of the passage of certain Bills therein named. Petitions were presented by messes. Stewart Davis Robinson Hamrick Murphey and Rockhill. Or. Hamrick from the committee on roads made a report in reference to applications made before the county commissioners for county roads. The Bill being general in its nature motion succeeded motion in rapid succession to certain counties from the provisions of the Bill until nearly All the counties in the state were when a motion to Lay the Bill and amendments on the table prevailed. Or. Taber from the committee on improvements reported a Bill for the Relief of John Kessler. Or. Edmonson from the committee on canals and internal improvements reported Back the Bill relative to the pay assessed for the use of private property on the Wabash and Erie canal with one amendment a hich was agreed to when the Bill was ordered to a third Reading on to Morrow. A message was received from the House inviting the Senate i Stanter to proceed to the Hall of representatives to go into the election of president judge of the 8th judicial circuit which was concurred in. session. Tuesday two o clock. P. M. The Senate was called to order and the orders of the Day announced by the president. There being no further reports from committees or. Clements offered the following Resolution resolved that whereas there is much complexity in the 13th chapter of the revised statutes of 1813, so far As relates to the duties of county auditors and school commissioners of the several counties of this state in Selling lands after they Are bid in for and on account of the school fund and that the same May be made Plain for the guidance of said officers the judiciary committee Are hereby instructed to revise and Amend said 13th chapter of said revised code and report by Bill or otherwise. Adopted. Or. Hamrick introduced a Bill to change the Mode of electing county surveyors. Read the first time. Or. Coates introduced a Bill to Amend the Law on intestate estates. Read the second time and referred to the committee on the judiciary. On motion of or. Robinson the Bill for the Relief of Joseph Dickey and Joseph Quin was taken up read the third time and passed. A number of Bills were then taken up read the second time an Ltd referred to appropriate committees or engrossed for a third Reading on to Morrow. A message was received from the House inviting the Senate i Stanter to the Hall of representatives for the purpose of electing an auditor and treasurer of state which was concurred in. After the election of Samuel Hanna treasurer of state and Douglass Maguire auditor of state in convention the Senate returned to their chamber and on motion adjourned. Afternoon session. 2 o clock p. M. The speaker Laid before the House a communication from the governor being his veto of the Bill authorizing a settlement Between or. Pratt and the state. Reasons assigned for the veto Are that Buto a person is appointed on the part of the state that the legislature does not Reserve to itself the right to review the settlement that the profitable parts of the work Are completed the unprofitable not and the Law regulating similar contracts Between individuals does not give any compensation until the whole is completed that he recently Learned that some parts of the work were not done according to the contract &.c. Anil the question being shall the Bill pass notwithstanding the veto ayes 1, noes 89. Or. Noel of leave introduced a Bill inviting the Senate to attend instantly in the Hall to go into elections for auditor and treasurer of state. Adopted. And the Senate having come in the following ballots were had for treasurer of state. Samuel Hanna Koyal Mayhew Blank . 74 73 1 2d. 74 74 3d. 76 72 the president of the Senate having announced the result of said third ballot declared or. Hanna duly elected treasurer of state. The following ballot Tings were alien had for auditor of state 1st. 2d d. Maguire 72 75 h. J. Harris 73 71 g. P. R. Wilson 1 1 Blank 2 1 the president of the Senate then announced the election of Douglass Maguire and the Senate having retired the House on motion adjourned. Afternoon session. Two Oclock p. M. The House met pursuant to adjournment. Or. Palmer obtained leave to introduce a joint solution to suspend the operation of Tho Law passed at this session authorizing a settlement Between or. Pratt and the state read a first and second times when or. Dunham remarked that or. Pratt in his contract to build the Penitentiary had to build the Brick Iron and Stone work of that building that he realized a Large profit of the Brick and Iron work which he had completed but on the Stone work he would probably suffer a loss and it was that part which remained unfinished i. Now the Law passed at this session to authorize tie settlement required the Cora House of representatives. Tuesday december 15th, 1846. The House met pursuant to adjournment. Or. Jamison of Hamilton county appeared and being qualified took his seat. The speaker Laid before the House the report of or. Rudisill relative to the damage sustained by the heirs of g. W. Brackenridge by a dam of the White water canal referred to committee on claims. Petitions. Petitions were introduced by or. Miller from Charles Harrison and others for a Road leading from the Mouth of the Patoka to Owensville in Gibson county referred to the committee on roads. By or. Parker against the embezzlement of Money referred to the judiciary committee. By or. Hanna against a new county from Richardville and other counties unless to be located with the boundaries set Forth in said petition Laid on the table. By or. Mason of John Carter for Retief referred to a select committee of messes. Mason Watts and another. By or. Noel of Nathaniel Bolton for Relief referred to the committee on claims. By or. Tait for the better Protection of Camp meetings referred to committee on the judiciary. Reports of select . The following reports from select committees were made by or. Lewis against the Sale of certain school lands in Clay county report was concurred in. By or. Palmer to repeal an act passed session repealing the 218th Section of the 13th chapter of revised code. Bill was read a first and second times and referred to the judiciary committee. By or. Hostetter a Bill to vacate certain streets and alleys in the town of Orleans in Orange county read a first time and ordered to a second Reading on to Morrow. By or. Wise a Bill to prevent a certain part of the City of Madison from participating in a certain school fund read a first time and ordered to a second Reading on to Morrow. Result prions. Resolutions were introduced. By or. Holland to prevent common school teachers from receiving Public funds unless they Are Well acquainted with geography arithmetic and English grammar. Or. Carr from Clark offered the following Resolution resolved that the Coni Mittee on the judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making a Law to quiet the titles of persons owning lands in the District commonly called Clark s Grant being the lands appropriated by the state of Virginia before the formation of this state for the officers and soldiers who served under general George Rodg ers Clark in his expedition against the indians and to report a Bill for that purpose if it is found practicable to Frame one consistently with the Constitution of the state and the just rights of All parties. Adopted. By or. Moore to increase the Power of county commissioners so As to authorize them to do most of the local and county matters now done by the legislature. By or. Thomas to authorize the Issue of a capias upon affidavit that defendant is about to leave the county and going to parts unknown. By or. Thompson to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the execution plaintiff to direct the officer upon what property he shall Levy the execution except such As is exempt by Law or provide that Tho proper a levied on shall sell at half its appraised value. By or. Hatfield to Amend Road Laws so As to require our Days labor of each hand instead of two. By or. Lewis to Amend the 54th Section of article 1, of chapter 16. By or. Huff to authorize county boards to pay those arresting fugitives out of the county funds when it cannot be made out of the property of the fugitive. By or. Hatfield to Amend the school Law As to loaning school funds. By or. Thompson that the certificates of Nifte election of members of Tho House be referred to tie Copi Mittee on Eles tons. By or. Carr that the Senate be invite i to attend instantly in the Hall to go into the election of judge of the 8th judicial circuit. Which resolutions were adopt of. The speaker Laid i before the House the report of the general superintendent of Tho a Wabash and Erie canal Laid on the table and 500 Copi ordered to be printed. Bills. Or. Palmer on leave introduced a Bill for the Relief of purchasers of canal lands read a first and second times and referred to the committee on canals. Or. Fuller on leave introduced a Bill for the Relief of the voters of Warrick county read a first time and ordered to a second Reading of to Morrow. Senate. Wednesday dec. 16, 1846. The Senate assembled when the proceedings of the previous Day were read. The president Laid before the Senate reports from the superintendent of the sinking fund and the Branch Bank at Richmond. Petitions were presented by , read a remonstrance and Davis. Or. Parks from the committee on finance reported a Bill letting out the Public printing to the lowest bidder. Or. Clements from the same committee reported Back the Bill in relation to the publication of delinquent lands with one amendment. The Bill allows 6 per cent to printers for advertising delinquent lists. On the question to engross the Bill for a third Reading or. Holloway said the Only effect that such a Law would have would be to Stop tie publication of the delinquent lists Uruu gout tha to Tatu. That no Printer in the of Asp would do it for such a compensation. He did not know who were the authors or friends of the Bill before the Senate but he had noticed a disposition on the part of some individuals As soon As they took their seats in this body their first acts were directed against the interest of a class of men who had done More than any other class towards elevating them to those seats. Or. Verbryke would inform the gentleman that he introduced the Bill. He was understood to say that the printing of the the past year had Cost his constituents $300. That if the provisions of the Bill did not suit other gentlemen he hoped they would let his constituents have the Benefit of them or. Coates moved to indefinitely postpone. Or. Clements was opposed to the motion. It was not his object to reduce Printer s fees but he was in favor of abolishing the Law providing for the publication of delinquent taxes altogether so far As it is ordered to be done in a statistical form. An unsuccessful motion was then made to Lay the Bill on the table. Or. Holloway remarked Liat As a Large proportion of the delinquents were non residents the Only Means of knowing they were so returned was through the newspapers As they generally circulate Over a great surface of country. Were it not for such publication their lands would be sold without their knowledge for taxes. And there were Many residents of the county where such advertising took place who depended every year upon this Mode of information. It had a Good tendency in another respect in making men meet their taxes promptly. He thought the present rates Low enough that counting it As Rule and figure work the advertising was now done for just half what printers were in the habit of charging other customers and at double the expense at which other jobs Are done for which Are not Rule and figure work. Or. Read could not sustain the senator from Davis or. Clements in abolishing the Law for the publication of delinquent lists neither was he in favor of advertising them by writing for they often advertised men s land that were paid and the quickest and Best Mode of detecting such errors was through the newspapers. He was understood to be in favor of allowing printers a fair remuneration for their labor but if they were receiving too much under the present system of rates he was in favor of reducing the amount. Or. Parks said in substance that he entertained no unkind feelings toward printers but he was satisfied that the Printer in his District got too much for advertising the delinquent and that the Price ought to be curtailed. He was not however opposed to allowing them a fair compensation. He could not see How the gentleman from Wayne received such a Small amount for advertising the delinquent in his county. Or Holloway would inform the gentleman How that occurred. Tho delinquent published was Small consequently Tho Price was Small. His constituents As a general thing paid up their taxes and there was but a Small amount of delinquent land left to advertise. Under the old Law allowing seventy five dollars for advertising delinquent lists he could not advertise them at All. Why ? because he would have to pay a Journeyman for doing the Job More than he received himself. Why talk about the expense of the counties said or. H. The county does not pay it it comes out of those who do not pay their taxes in fact he had heard of some counties that made a speculation by the operation. The amount of the printers Bill is assessed among the delinquents and some Are so far overtaxed As to leave a surplus in the county Treasury. The amount allowed to the Printer in Hendricks county May seem Large to the senator from that county because he knew nothing about the Cost of advertising such a Job. Or. Osborn said that accidentally he possessed a newspaper from Vanderburg containing the delinquent of that county. Or. O. Held the paper up and appealed to gentlemen whether such a hot could be published at the rates established in the Bill which he supposed would amount to about $30, under Liose rates. He saw that the delinquent of Hendricks county was printed in extra form by the state journal the Price paid for it might be too High but for heaven s Sake said or. Of let us not reduce it so Low As to not pay a Journeyman for setting it up l when shall that Quot Eterna l Dollar Quot to sight of can we do nothing for Justice or the right unless dollars and cents Are weighed against them ? if to cannot let us disappear from this Hall let us go Home. He was not aware that the present Law was wrong but he was willing to go for a fair com pen sensation to be paid to printers for All jobs of this Dis Cristion. Or. Allison was understood to remark in substance that he was in favor of modifying the present Law though he was opposed to the present Bill. It was the poor and the unfortunate that had to pay this tax for printing could any gentleman say under such circumstances that the Law did not want altering ? the present Bill was an imperfect one and he had prepared one that seemed to him would answer a better purpose. Under the present Law the amount charged for printing the in his county Cost the people returned delinquent about $300, when a copy of it could be written off and stuck up for $50 he hoped though the Bill before the Senate might be indefinitely postponed. Or. Verbryke said that if any gentleman disputed his statement in reference to Tho Price paid for their delinquent in Hendricks county the proof was at hand. The arguments of gentlemen were strange shall we when we have wagons to convey our produce to Market be compelled to hire wagons. We want the privilege of writing instead of publishing our in a newspaper. We ask nothing More. Or. Ellis was decidedly opposed to the Bill. He thought the Law of session a Good one and just in its operation to tax payers. The people of Henry May have a Large delinquent like the county of Knox while those of other counties Are Small. If the fees were found to be too High decrease them to the proper Standard but he believed the were not too High. By that Law printers were allowed the same for advertising the delinquent lists As they were for advertising sheriff s sales and other Legal advertisements while it must be admitted by every one that As the delinquent was Rule and figure work which is always counted double the publisher did not really receive one half As much for advertising the former As the latter. In the county of Knox no one complains about the Price paid to the Printer for this work formerly their lands were sometimes sold without their knowledge. It is not so now. He believed the labourer was worthy his hire whether belonging to either political party. As it regarded the question about posting up written Bills it was not to be entertained for a moment. Or. Berry of Monroe was not prepared to vote for Tho Bill but was nevertheless opposed to its postponement. The question with him was How it could be done to the Best advantage and least expense. He lived somewhat out in the Brush and he could not enter into All the fee hugs of Sena tors who had spoken upon the subject that it was .the-p<99% men of the country who to pay this tax printers could not give this information As cheap As it could be written and stuck up he was not in favor of giving it to them. He thought Tho publication of the delinquent lists in news papers was a Good Mode of giving non residents and specs Quot actors a Chance to pounce upon the unsuspecting delinquent and Rob him of his land. Or. Holloway argued that the present Bill prohibiting its publication and keeping the delinquents themselves in ignorance of the Sale of their lands would be the Best Mode in his estimation to favor the speculating shylock in All parts of the state. On the score of Economy you might As Well make it the duty of sheriffs to stick up their notices of Sale at 5 cents per copy instead of allowing Tho Printer one Dollar a piece for advertising them As to pass the present Bill. So with other Legal advertisements such As notices in chancery amp a. Or. Allison contended still that it was better to stick up a copy of the delinquent if it could be done at half the expense. The non residents paid their taxes in his county a the delinquents were resident citizens. And he argued further in favor of sticking up written copies from the fact that in some of Tho townships there wore but few and in one instance but one newspaper taken in a township. Or. Jackson was understood to remark that in some instances there were counties in which no newspaper was taken and that such counties should be permitted to stick up written lists. The question was then upon the indefinite postponement of the Bill upon which the ayes and noes were called and decided in the negative ayes 20, nays 28. Or. Edmonson moved to Lay the Bill upon the table which was carried. Or. Osborn reported Back the Bill to incorporate Anderson s collegiate Institute without amendment. An unsuccessful attempt was made to refer the Bill to the Coni Mittee on corporations. Or. Berry of f. Moved an amendment making the individual property of or. Anderson not exempt from taxation. Lost. Or. Logan moved to reconsider the vote on referring it to committee on corporations. Lost. So the Bill passed to a third Reading. Or. Stock Well reported a Bill divorcing or. Swatfager from his wife. Or. Miller introduced a Bill divorcing or. Collins from his wife. Or. Milligan introduced a Bill in relation to the practice in the 11th judicial circuit the counties of Jay and Blacks Tord of Copco Ivo Ltd to prot Iriona not Hiu. Or. Zenor introduced a Bill divorcing David t. Rag Erfy Roin his wife. Resolutions introduced. By or. Davis to inquire of the state Printer in reference to the prices paid for state printing. By or. Orth inquiring of the judiciary committee the policy of passing a Law holding to bail absconding debtors before the debt is due. Or. Verbryke offered the following Resolution which was adopted. Resolved that the committee on canals and internal improvements be instructed to inquire into the expediency of enacting a Law requiring applicants for damage on the several Public works in this state in order to have said claims properly tested they shall be required to make oath or affirmation before some Justice of the peace having competent jurisdiction first that said land is not As valuable now taking All things into consideration As it would have been had not the Public work been located through said land and that the ready Cash Market for All their surplus does not compensate them for the loss sustained by the location of said Public work. The committee taking into consideration at the same time that those who live near the Public works sell their wheat for sixty cents per Bushel and those Farmers who live 60 or 100 Miles from Market have to haul theirs and get no More yet they must be taxed to pay for those damages so frequently called for with leave to report by Bill or otherwise. Or. Logan offered the following Resolution which was adopted. Resolved that the committee on finance be instructed to inquire into the expediency of passing a Law by this general Assembly requiring All holders of state Treasury notes bearing six per cent interest to present them for payment and redemption at Tho state Treasury or at such other place or places As the treasurer of state May provide and designate on or before the Day of a in the year 184and that All notes not presented for Stich purpose on or before that time shall cease to Bear interest thereafter and that the said committee have leave to report by Bill or otherwise. Or. Clements introduced a Resolution to Amend the 214th Section of the revised statutes of 1843. Or. Milikin on leave introduced a Bill to Amend an act entitled an act to enable the township of Lawrenceburg Dearborn county to Turnpike All the roads within the same. Or. Allison introduced a Bill prescribing the Mode of advertising delinquent lands. Or Osborn introduced a Bill authorizing the clerks of i Cuit courts to Issue writs in certain cases. Several Bills were then taken up on their second Reading committed to appropriate committees or engrossed for a third Reading to Morrow. The Bill for the payment of damages assessed for private property taken for the use of the Wabash and Erie canal was taken up on its third Reading when or. Robinson moved to recommit the Bill with certain instructions to the committee on canals and improvements and supported his motion in a speech of considerable length or. Orth replied also at length to the Remarais of or. Robinson. Pending the motion to re commit the Senate adjourned. After soon session. 2 o clock p. M. The Senate met. The Bill for the payment of damages assessed for private property for the use of the Wabash and Erie canal was under consideration when it was discussed at considerable length and much ability by messes. Orth Robinson Osborn Ellis read Davis a Clements. Or. Robinson s motion to recommit the Bill with instructions was taken and . Or. Ellis moved to recommit the Bill with instructions to strike out so much of said Bill As relates to the payment of those awards in scrip which was carried. Ivor. Ellis moved to refer Tho Bill to the committee on canals and internal i pro Emens which was decided in the negative. Or. Orth moved to refer it to a select committee which was agreed to when messes. Ellis Orth and Osborn were appointed said committee. Or. Millikin on leave introduced a Bill to increase the number of pilots at the Falls of the Ohio River. Or. Davis on leave offered a Resolution requesting the agent of state to furnish the Senate with a copy of the award in favor of Joel b. Cohen. Adopted. Or. Orth reported Back the Bill in reference to the damages assessed for private property taken for the use of the Wabash and Erie canal with one amendment striking out so much As related to the payment in script when the Bill passed. A report from the superintendent of Tho Insan institution was Laid before the Senate and 250 copies ordered to be printed. The Senate adjourned ? in judge Butler has been elected u. S. Senator,.by the leg a Slature of South Carolina in place of the Reci aned

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