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Indianapolis Indiana Journal (Newspaper) - December 30, 1837, Indianapolis, Indiana 4 i i a % a i i. 4 vol. Xiv Indianapolis saturday december 30, 1837. No. 811. Published by Douglass amp Ivel. Terms.�?50 per annul in Advance for 62 �?zumbeti-$3 at 6 month8-$3 50 at the end he volume. No paper will be discontinued unless it the option the publishers until arrearage a Quot to advertising the space occupied by 250 Ems shall be counted a Square nothing a a Square All Over a Square and less than a a half shall be counted a Square Dollar per Square shall be charged for the hrs ree any less number insertions and Twenty have cents for each additional insertion. Advertisements published by the Quarter longer will be charged $3 per Square for three months for six months $10 per annul. Uus a merchants druggists and others advertising by the year will be charged for two squares for free squares $20 for a Quarter a column 1000 Ems $25 for a half a column $35 for three fourths a column $50 for a column $60 per annul. A deduction 20 per cent will be made advertisements longer than a column when inserted by the half year year and not altered. All advertisements authorized by statute must be paid for invariably in Advance. Advertisement turf Oming from abroad must be accompanied with the ca8h, Orit ered for publication by a brother publisher. A a a a it the postage must be paid All letters to the publishers they will not be taken out the Post office Liy Piai a Jour Al. Tuesday december 26, 1837. The whig state convention will be held at Indianapolis monday the 22<i january 1838. There will be a meeting the state Board agriculture the second monday january at the state House in this place. Both houses the general Assembly adjourned saturday last till thursday the 28th instant. Before they adjourned they agreed to a revision the Laws by a considerable majority in the House and a Small majority in the Senate. This will prolong the session probably two weeks. In regard to the necessity a revision the Laws there was no difference opinion but whether it should be done by the judges the supreme court by the legislature was a question concerning which i the Senate was pretty equally divided. Of it will be seen that the whig meeting saturday has appointed new year s Day As the time for a whig county meeting. The main object the meeting will be to appoint delegates to tie whig state convention which will meet in january. We Hope our friends in the country will feel the importance a Well attended meeting and come up to assist in its deliberations. the Senate the 11th inst., . Smith presented a memorial n. B. Palmer James i Lorrison b. I. Blythe Nathaniel West and a. F. Morrison committee amp a. Of a Public meeting held at Indianapolis praying Congress to adopt a More efficient system for the construction the Cumberland Road in Indiana. On the 13th, . Tiptoe off Erbil the following Quot resolutions resolved that the committee roads and canals be instructed to inquire into the expediency making an appropriation for the construction the Cumberland Road in Ohio Indiana and Illinois. Resolved that the Secretary the Treasury be directed to report to the Senate copies instructions transmitted from that department to the registers and receivers Public lands in relation to Preemption rights and to the species land titles called floats. As Many inquiries have been made As to the vote . Isaac Coe As the Delegate the state Bank in the late Bank convention at new York have Learned inquiry that the statement in the Eastern papers As to his vote is incorrect that he at first declined voting the proposition in the committee As to resolutions recommending a resumption the Day leaving the Blank to be filled in the convention account As he states the want any statistical statement from any the Banks in Boston new York Philadelphia Charleston shewing their present liabilities and Means meeting them the reduction discounts if any necessary to effect the object the relation which their Means must Bear to liabilities to justify resumption and the probability the Banks being in a situation the Day named to resume and also because so far from any Prospect unanimity in fixing such Day about three fourths the banking capital in the United states was opposed to then fixing it Day which accounts he thought it inexpedient a to fix a Day. If he a voted against the Resolution it would not have Ca died. He declined voting that it might be Reppi Ted to the convention and that he might More Jiffy determine How to vote. His Only votes As to naming a Day Are reported by him As follows Quot in voting to fill the Blank in the Resolution the committee to fix the Day resuming i voted against october and september. If i had voted for septem ber. It would have the vote was next taken the first july. This Day had been named by the new York committee and there was no Chance a majority in favor an earlier Day and i voted for it. Alien this report the committee came up in convention a motion was made to strike it out after the introductory words to insert Resolution presented by the Delegate from Massachusetts i voted against striking out. It was however struck out contrary to my vote Delaware being now represented and Connecticut being differently tie resolutions introduced by the Delegate from Massachusetts were except the second unanimously adopted. Whig county meeting. At a meeting a portion the whigs Marion county which was held in the court House saturday the 23d inst., the Rev. Jameson Hawkins was called to the chair and s. V. B. Noel appointed Secretary. The following resolutions were adopted resolved that it be recommend to the whigs Marion to assemble in county meeting mond by the 1st january at 11 clock a. M., to appoint delegates to the Wizig slate convention. Resolved that in Trio opinion this meeting the 22d january is tie most suitable time to hold the state convention. Resolved that inasmuch As the whigs the state look to the capital for the fixing the precise time that the said convention should be held that the editors the Indiana journal be requested to publish in each number their paper that May be issued up to the time that the whig state convention will be held monday the Twenty second january. The meeting adjourned. Jameson Hawkins Prush. V. B. Noel Sec y., whig meeting. In pursuance Public notice a Large and respectable number the citizens Tippecanoe county met at the court House in the town Lafayette from which they subsequently adjourned to the mayor s office saturday instant for the purpose taking into consideration the propriety sending delegates to a state convention to be held at Indianapolis some time in , with the View expressing the wishes the people this state As to who shall be the candidate for the presidency in 1840. As also the propriety holding a National convention and appointing delegates thereto. The meeting was organized by calling a Mejel Black Esq. To the chair and by appointing James Earl Esq., Secretary. The object the meeting having been stated by the Secretary the following resolutions were proposed and unanimously adopted. Resolved that this meeting appoint delegates to assemble in state convention at Indianapolis in january next. Resolved that delegates be selected from each township. And thereupon the following delegates were appointed. For Fairfield a messes. Jesse g. Vatson Samuel Black James Earl Garret Seymore Luther Jewett . F. Reynolds Edward Barrall Morgan Short Ridge and Jas. Doyle. For Sheffield a messes. Richard Blacklidge Samuel Favourite William Bush and j. W. Murray. For Washington a messes. Jarod Olds Jonathan mount and Simon Philips. For Tippecanoe a messes. Elisha b. Bell William Simms John Roberts John Metts and Cloyse Ballard. For Wabash a messes. Henry Oilar Philip Mccormack Thomas stretch and Ethel Kellogg. For Perry messes. Jet Liro Wade Vincent Virgin and John Robenson. For Shelby a messes. Jas. W. Holliday Samson Slenkle and Kenov h. Moore. For Wayne a messes. James Ellis h. L. Dou Bleday . Dimmit and Jehu Ellis. For Randolplh a messes. Felix Seymore Philip Foresman George Fox Washington g. Williams col. J. Nevil Baker guest and James Geddis. Forl Ramire a messes. James b. Johnson Heze Kiah Hunter Eleazer Griffin and John majors. For Jackson a messes. Clark Johnson Andrew Insley and Samuel Davidson. Resolved that our senator and representatives in tie state legislature be appointed delegates to represent the county generally. Resolved that the delegates appointed by this meeting be authorized to fill All vacancies which May occur in Timeir body. Re shed thai Lii Nievo it to be indispensable to the Success the cur Ili Date for tie presidency be brought Forward their part and that from present indications Titis can Only be accomplished by a National convention. Resolved Liat in our opinion the 22d january next will be tic most suitable time for the meeting the state convention. , that the proceedings this meeting be published in the Indiana journal and Lafayette free press Samuel Black Clairman. Jaines Earl Sec by. Dec. 16 1887. Alton and mount Carmel rail Road. Upwards a thousand shares the capital Stock the mount Carmel and new Albany rail Road company having been taken the stockholders recently held a meeting at Princeton elected their officers and requested the president the Board to open a communication with the president the Alton and mount Carmel rail Road company in the state Illinois to ascertain the True condition that company the state forwardness the Road and the ultimate Prospect Success. The following letter from George Flower Esq. Is in answer to the communication addressed to him that subject. Quot Albian Edwards county Illinois 12th december 1837. To judge Hall president the mount Carmel and new Albany rail Road company. Sir a i received your letter More than two weeks . Aware that by a Short delay i should be Able to answer your questions More satisfactorily i put off my reply until i had ascertained from authentic information tie amount work Liat the Board internal improvement for Illinois proposed executing the present year the mount Carmel and Alton rail Road. Lam not surprised at the anxiety the n. Albany company for obtaining exact information As to the True situation the mount Carmel and Alton company for in fact the two companies can Only be considered As agents in constructing one great National work extending across Illinois and Indiana. It appears necessary that the two it companies should have frequent interchange communication and that a simultaneous action should be maintained in the construction the respective roads. To put you in to it it True state our Road i must give you a Brief outline its after the formation the mount Carmel and Alton rail Road company in october 1836, it looked with great interest to the exertions your citizens in procuring a charter from Blount Carmel to the Falls the Ohio. During the Winter 36, 37, tiie state Illinois embodied a system internal improvements which it was desired that the it. Carmel and Alton rail Road should form a component part. Aware the existence your charter and aware the additional value therefore their own the company nevertheless considered what a due to Public opinion and the general interest the country. The company relinquished All right to make the Road and All the privileges its charter a condition that the state should construct the Road without delay through All the Points designated in its Chailer. Tie mount Carmel and Alton rail Road is now called the Southern Cross rail Road. It is a state work constructed at the expense and for the Benefit the state. Tie state commenced the Survey the Road at mount Carniel in May and completed it at Alton in August last. The Board Public works have advertised for letting two sections the Road this Winter so that Tho cd a str cd Ion May take place As Early As f possible in the Spring. One Section tie West end the Road from Alton to Edwardsville the other Section from mount Carmel to Albian the East Toliese two Section res comprise about a fourth part the whole Road which from mount Carmel to Alton and St. Louis 1� 150 Miles. This is briefly the situation the company and the Road. When the state took this Road it was not deemed by the electing part our financiers to be a Burthen to the system but the contrary an advantage. Whenever this Road through both states gets into operation it is believed that the Revenue derived from it will be adequate to defray the Cost every other rail Road constructed by the state the Central rail Road Only excepted. The advantages Many the rail roads undertaken i Illinois and Indiana Are in a great degree prospective. Whatever May be their ultimate advantage for Many years after their construction they will continue to be a charge to the Community. Surely it is Wise policy for these two Young states to take ii Ito their system those roads that will immediately yield profit Afler construction. I have often been struck with the equal advantage and similar position this Road to both states. In Indiana its Eastern termination is at new Albany and Jeffersonville two towns within the state and opposite to Louisville in Kentucky. In Illinois its Western to nation is at Alton and Bellville two towns gift a the state and opposite to St. Louis in Missouri. A in Indiana it crosses the Central canal. In Illinois it crosses the Central rail Road and both states Are equally interested in the immense water Power where it crosses the Wabash at it. Carmel. If this work was a state work in your state As it is in ours both states would derive equal advantages from its Revenue. It would liquidate the debt for., eternal improvement incurred by both the stains through which it runs. It would swell Liis letter already too Long Here to introduce All the documents necessary to prove this last assertion. But i will Call your attention to the principal external sources Revenue which this Road vill enjoy Over other roads. 1st. The Trade Ali Ladelphia Baltimore Richmond Norfolk and Charleston by the connecting lines rail roads entering at the Falls the Ohio will traverse this Road to St. Louis and Missouri. 2nd. The emigration to the South Illinois and Indiana and from the South Eastern slave states to Missouri and the regions Beji Ond. 3rd. From the freight and passengers bound for All Points South West the Falls the Ohio when the Steamboat navigation is stopped the Ohio by ice and Low water. When it is considered that 40 steamboats Are scarcely sufficient to carry the Trade from Louisville to St. Louis and 250 to new Orleans a add to them All that Are bound for the upper Mississippi and Missouri and those engaged in the Wabash Trade a mass freight and multitude passengers will be found that far exceeds the estimate a casual observer. Four months in every year the Ohio is obstructed to its Mouth by ice in the Winter and Low water in the summer. One fourth All this mighty mass freight and passengers will necessarily pass this route. The state Illinois will proceed with the mount Carmel and Alton rail Road with All Speed and Diligence. Liis will add certain value to your Road in Indiana and Force it into immediate existence whether it shall ultimately be constructed by the state your company. I cannot conclude without congratulating you being at the head a corporation Liat promises to be the first in National Imp it Ortonce and pecuniary profit any similar work in the Union. Very respectfully George Flower pics t. Of the it. Carmel Calton r. R. Com by standing committees the House represent Anives the United slates. Twenty fifth Congress second session. In pursuance the order the House thursday the 7th december 1837, tie following standing committees were appointed Viz . Buchanan Griffin Hawkins Kilgore Maury Tennessee towns Bronson Pennybacker and Hastings. Ways and . Cambreleng Mckim Hamer sergeant Jones Virginia Fletcher mass. If a a a a at Nerch. . Whittlesey Ohio climbers Darlington Russell Campbell Tennessee Clark Carter Maine Stuart and Williams n. Hampshire. . Smith Phillips Musliman Degraff Toland Curtis Mason a. Worthington and Hunter Ohio. Public . Boon Wiiliams n. Lincoln Casey Chapman Harrison yell Shields and i Olson. Post icim and Post . Montgomery Briggs Hall Hopkins Hubley. Callison Kentucky towns Duncan and Palmer. District . Bouldin Jenifer Dawson Prentiss Hawkins Beirne c. H. Williams Tenn., Davee and Petrikin. Judicial . Thomas Robertson Toucey Corwin Garland ., Bruyn s. W. Morris pa., Turney and Cilley. Revolutionary . Muhlenberg Craig Underwood Taliaferro Parmenter. Harper Birdsall a. H. Shepper Dof n. C., and j. L. Williams Tenn. Public , Haley Alexander Titus Stratton Rumsey Fletcher ., Crockett Patterson and Sheffer. Private land . May Calhoun mass., Lawler Harlan Beatty Rariden Leadbetter Loomis and Cheatham. . Adams Webster Slade Biddle Tillinghast Vail Naylor Foster and Hunter a. . Deberry. Logan Phelps weeks Spencer Noyes Davies Randolph and Stone. Indian . Bell Everett Chaney Parker Campbell s. C., Murray Sofky. Graham n. C., Crary and Pennybacker. Military . Mckay Coles Gren Nell. Miller Rives Kemble Mason ofo., Mcclellan ten., and Halsted. . Wagener Carter ten., Holt Allen o., Girtin Gallup Dunn Southgate and Dennis. Naval . Ingham Milligan Reed Wise Grantland Moore Kilgore Paynter and Anderson. Foreign , Howard Cushing Jackson ga., Dromgoole Claiborne Fairfield ton Legare and Hoffman. . Bronson Potts Pearce Borden Jones n. Y., Farrington White ky., Hammond and c. Shepard n. Revolutionary . Morgan Klingensmith. Bond Fry Johnson ., Sibley Ewing Whittlesey conn., and Childs. Invalid . Taylor Williams ky., Allen ., Mcclellan n. Y.,Herod, Stanley Mallory Aycrigg and Plumer. Roads and . Mercer Evans Mckennon Snyder Fillmore Johnson md., White la., Graves and Grant. . Fletcher ., Phelps Mene fee Bicknell m. Morris a. Public buildings and . Lincoln Legare Pratt Mercer and Jackson go. Re visa and unfinished . Shep Lar 0�?z Noble Sou Ligate Henry and Peck. Accounts a messes. Johnson ., Johnson my. W. Morris pa., Bicknell and Hewes. . Dawson Howard Briggs Miller and Claiborne. The following committees appointed last session stand through tie Congress the expenditures in the department messes. Morris Pennsylvania Jackson new York Sheplar Ohio Yorke new Jersey Andrews new York. On the expenditures in the department the . Allen Vermont Sheffer Pennsylvania Aycrigg new Jersey Gray new York Holsey Georgia. On the expenditures in the department messes. Clown a South Carolina Vandeveer n. York Holt Connecticut Morris Ohio Marvin new York. On the expenditures in the department the . Broadhead new York Maxwell new Jersey Goode Ohio Edwards now York Graham Indiana. On the expenditures in the department the Post . Childs new York Dennis Maryland Hawes Kentucky Gallup new York Plumer Pennsylvania. On the expenditures the Public messes. Sawyer North Carolina Cranston Rhode Island Menefee Kentucky Dunn Indiana Ridgway a Egish Laturo. In Senate. Tuesday dec. 19. Or. Elliott from the committee ways and Means reported a Bill to Amend an act for assessing and collecting the Revenue which passed to a second Reading. Or. Colerick from the committee the canal Futty reported a Bill to authorize the fund commis Sion frs to Settle with certain debtors the state Fieh was read three several times and passed. Dar. Dunn introduced a joint Resolution the subject Quot the state Bank which was read when . Thompson l. Moved to dispense with the Rule the Senate and read it a second time now which did not prevail. The Resolution . Dodson requesting the opinion the judiciary committee whether not the Bank Indiana has forfeited its charter by suspending specie payments and the amendment proposed by Mitchell were taken up. The amendment . Mitchell which is set Forth at the close yesterday s proceedings failed yeas 9�?nays 34. The question then recurring the adoption the Resolution it was determined in the affirmative yeas 40�?nays 4. Or. Colerick offered the following Resolution resolved that the committee the state Bank inquire into the expediency authorizing the state Bank to Issue Bills a lower denomination than five dollars and to report by Bill otherwise. Or. Siviler moved to Amend by striking out the words Quot inquire into the expediency Quot and insert in their place the words Quot report a Bill Quot which was adopted. The question then recurred tie adoption the Resolution which was determined in the negative yeas 5, nays 43. On motion , resolved that the Secretary state be and he is hereby authorized to suspend in the Senate chamber such maps the several states the Union As May be in office the said Secretary. On motion . Moff att peso Rcd that the judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency so amending the practice act As to extend the statute limitations to notes hand whether sealed unsealed. Or. Hoag land introduced a Bill to Amend the 42d Section an act relating to state roads approved feb. A 1837, Wlinich was twice read and passed to second Reading. Or. Thompson Introduced a Bill to Amend the act regulating the practice in chancery which i was twice read and referred to the judiciary Cou Smittee. A Bill was received from the House representatives entitled Quot an act to legalize the acts the Fayette county Bridge commissioners Quot Wlinich was read three several times and Biassed. Or. Kennedy offered the following Resolution resolved that the judiciary committee be instructed to report a Bill making it penal and sub acct to a Fine after dollars to i it ass tender receive in payment any debt in change in any business transactions any draft certificate Dep site order under the amount five dollars any banking company within the United states. Or. Clark moved to Amend by striking out the words Quot to report a Bill Quot and insert Quot to Inq Tirc into the ,&Quot which i was agreed to. And then the Senate adjourned. House representatives. Tie Plouse met. The speaker Laid Beible the House a report from Titomas h. Slarpe agent state for the town Indianapolis. Petitions presented. By Dowling sundry citizens the state Illinois the subject a rail Road from Terre haute to the state line to connect with a like Road in Illinois to the town Alton. By . Wines v., a petition Tho same subject. By . Sims the citizens Martinsville asking that said town May to incorporated. By . Glenn Wilson North and others for a review part the state Road leading from Madison to Lawrence Burgh. By . Cotton p., James Foster and others for a state Road from Paoli to Troy. By m. Vance John b. Gillespie and others for the privilege to erect a dam across the Wabash River. By . Smith w., two several petitions sundry citizens the counties Wayne Randolph Jay Wells Allen and Grant for the establishment a state Road from Cambridge to fort Wayne. By . Roe Israel rude and others for a change in part the Brownstown and Madison state Road. Also the petition John Baker and others for the location a Road from Zebulon Collins in Clark county to the state Ford in Scott county and some minor changes in the Bethlehem and Indianapolis state Road. By . Staff John m Coy for a state Road. By . Howel James Jones and others for the relocation a state Road. By . Roe sundry citizens Scott county asking a modification classification the works internal improvement. Reports from committees. Or. Proffitt from the committee corporations to which was referred a Bill to Amend the act incorporating the Aurora a be Napoleon Turnpike company �?�sic., reported the same Dack without Moad night which passed to a third Reading. On motion . Jones resolved that the sinking fund commissioner furnish this House with a detailed statement tie operation the sinking fund showing How much is loaned to Horri loaned in what county la aned and the appraised value real estate pledged to secure each loan. On motion 3fr. 3/ilray,. Resolved that the judiciary Coin Mittee be instructed to inquire what amendments Are necessary to the act prohibiting the circulation Bank Bills under the Denorn Natien find dollars the Banks the neighbouring states so to make tie same operative and Quot carry into effect the object its enactment. On motion . My Rulison Reso Verf that a select conic Nitle one member from each the counties through which the National Road passes in this state be appointed with instructions to prepare and present to this House a memorial and joint Resolution to the Congress the United states asking further and speedy appropriations for said Road and that a More efficient application the monies appropriated be made and that such a system operations be adopted As will ensure to the people this state a completion the work said Road Quot without further unnecessary delay and expense. Or. Hurst offered the following Resolution. Resolved that the judiciary committee inquire whether any Legal provisions Cau be adopted to restrain tie state Bank in Diana As to the expansion and contraction iii circulation As its dealing in Exchange and tvs to the Purchase and Sale the nutes other state Banks.. Stapp moved to Amend said Resolution by striking out the committee the judiciary and inserting tie committee the state Bank but before the question was taken the hour allotted for the introduction and discussion resolutions expired. On motion . Proffitt Bacso Irry that the it Nal fund committee inquire a Nal improvement to which was referred whether there is now a fund commissioner resident provide for the erection Bridges Over the White a water canal reported by asking its indefinite . Brice moved that said report and he a lie the table which was decided in the be Tivey Rand the question will the House concur in the report the committee the vote stood ayes 72, riay823. Or. Carleton from the committee canals and internal improvement reported a Bill to Amend Quot att act to provide for a general system internal . Pro Pitt from the committee corporations to which was referred the Chanel the Quot Marion fire engine company Quot reported the Sama Back with one amendment the Bill passed to n second Reading. Also a Bill relative to the Vinc trans in University which was re Coni Mitten to the Coj iraqi teen . Hamel from the select commit sit to which Quot was referred a Bill granting additional the collection Revenue in Porter county reported the same Back with one Amend Merit and the Hiil paisse.1 to a third Reading to Morrow. Or. Walpole from the select was referred a Bill to open trip re Fiir Public too by and highways in Hancock county reported the Samf Back with one amendment said Bill passed to a third Reading to Morrow.. Cotton To whom was referred the petition William Marshall and others the subject the navigation Anderson River reported a Bill to prevent obstructions Anderson River in Perry and Spencer counties. The House then resumed the consideration the. Motion under consideration yesterday when the hour allotted to the discussion resolutions expired when . Vandeveer moved for a division the questions the question then being striking out Tho Quot judiciary committee Quot was decided in the negative and said Resolution was adopted. On motion . Chamber Law a whereas the president the state a Ank in he late report has informed this House it reference to the Bank convention recently Holder in new York the subject specie payment thai this Bank has a representative there instructed to vote for the earliest Day that May be proposed therefore resolved that the president the state Bank be requested to inform this House forthwith who said Delegate was what course said Delegate pursued in said convention in reference to said instructions and whether it was in conformity with in opposition to his instructions and that said president the state Bank Lay before Liis House a copy the correspondence Between hit and said Delegate the subject said instructions and the action said a a Legate in reference thereto. And the House adjourned. In Senate. Thursday dec. 21. The president Laid before the Senate a communication from his excellency the governor nominating b. Smith Fayette county As a fund commissioner to fill the vacancy in said Board caused the resignation Jeremiah . Or. Kennedy proposed the following Resolution resolved that the Senate do advise and consent to the nomination Caleb b. So Vuth As Tho fund commissioners the state Indiana. Which was adopted All the Hembera voting foe. It except . Mitchell. Or. Tlley presented a petition from James. A. Porter and others the subject establishing s Seminary at Greenville which was read and referred. Or. Thompson l. From the judiciary committee providing for recording mortgages personal property which passed to a second Reading. Or to lib it so a ofl., from the same committee reported a Bill regulating tiie feel grand and Petit jurors which was twice read. Or. Mitchell moved to by inserting at the end the first Section the allowing Quot and that the associate judges the several counties the state be each allowed three dollars per Day for every Day they May be necessarily employed in the discharge their official duties Quot which amendment prevailed yeas 25, nays 11. Or. Secler moved to Amend the Bill by adding the words Quot and Twenty five cents Quot after the word Quot Dollar Quot in the 1st Section which motion prevailed yeast 28, nays 19. Or. Dunning proposed further to Amend by adding the following Quot and that each person who is summoned and series As juror before any Justice the peace in any. Case shall be Ftp lows Das compensation for such service 50 cents to be collected and paid in the same manner As jurors Fqy a Are now collected and paid before justices the Peate Quot which was agreed to. _. The Bill As amended was then ordered to to engrossed for a third Reading. Or. Thompson l. Offered the following Resolution resolved that the Senate will the House representatives concurring when it adjourns saturday the 28d instant adjourn to Janeet again thursday the28th instant. Or Thompson Moved to Amend by striking out thursday and inserting wednesday which i a not agreed to. The res ovation was then adopted yeas 25, nays 22. Or. Elliott from a select committee reported a Bill to locate a state Road from Cambridge City to fort Wayne which was twice read and ordered to to engrossed for a third Reading to Morrow. Or. Crawford. Presented a petition relative to a state Road a fading from Lima in Lagrange county to Huntingdon which was referred to a select committee. Fri Ewing presented a petition praying a state Road from Logansport to David Cas berries referred to the committee roads. I Quot. Trask presented a remonstrance from Jacob Davis and others Inch was Laid the table. Or. To Ley frown a sell it committee reported a Bill to incorporate the Greenville Seminary a. Floyd county which was read a first time and Orde Fod to a second Reading.,. Or. Cathcart introduced a Bill to provide for the collection a part the Revenue i to us qty and for a ther purposes which was twice Rcd Aind referred to u sect conic Lutfee . Green presented a Bill to establish a stat Road from Landing ferry which was read a first tithe and ordered to. A second Reading and then the Senate representatives. The speaker Laid before Pijie House the report a the Engineer the Madison and Lafayette bail Road. Also a report from tie Board internal improvement in compliance with a Resolution the a Commini cation from the president Testate Bank in answer to a Resolution the subject increasing the state Stock in the state Bank which was read and referred to the committee the St the Bank with instructions to inquire into the expediency reporting a Bill increasing the state Stock in said Bank and that 1000 copies said Cora Rutm cation be printed. Also an extract from John b. Johnson s report it Quot tiie subject a a tean boat lock in the Pool dam near Delphi. Also a communication from the judges the St a pro me court in answer to a Resolution the Hoase the subject .revising the Laws this Stutte. A Peti a a r by . Mace e. K. Hart and Quot a thers Abr the incorporation a company by Tjie name Tom Knightstown canal Manoffe Turing and trading company by . Lane Dave Glare quid Otheneil it in a Emma i in the school Laws Liis. At the East whether said commissioner is receiving from this state and if so what service requires his attention at the East. On motion . A Vilroy resolved that James b. Johnson a member the Board internal improvement be requested to Lay before this House that part his report made to the Board relative to the construction a Steamboat lock in the Pool dam now erecting near Delphi. On motion . Thompson a., resolved that a select committee appointed to revise the stray Law inquire into the expediency repealing so much said Law As requires the county commissioners to provide a Pound and Pound keeper amp a. Bills introduced. By . Wyman for the Relief John Carmichael by . Vandeveer to incorporate the town Paoli in Orange county. By . Burns to Amend Quot an act to prohibit the circulation notes a less denomination than five dollars. By . Wilson to declare a certain name a misprint. The House then proceeded to the orders the Day Twenty three Bills passed their second Reading and passed some them to third Reading to Morrow others were referred to the proper committees and the House adjourned. In Senate. Wednesday dec. 20. The president Laid before the Senate the annual report the directors the Lawrence Burgh and Indianapolis rail Road company which was ordered to be printed. Or Dunning from the committee education to which was referred a Resolution directing an inquiry into the expediency revising that portion the and Valorme act 1836, which appropriates twelve and a half cents the poll tax and five per cent the Gross amount the state Revenue to common schools reported against the expediency the measure. On motion . Smith. Resolved that the committee education be instructed to inquire what amendment if any and what further legislation is required to carry into full effect Quot an act to provide for distributing so much the surplus Revenue the United states As the state Indiana May be entitled to receive by virtue an act Congress approved 23d june 1837, with leave to report by Bill otherwise. A Resolution offered some Days ago by . Sigler and Laid the table directing an inquiry into the expediency so modifying the act establishing a stale Bank and branches that a majority the directors the state Bank the general Assembly May at any time establish an additional Branch when deemed expedient was now taken up. Or. Watts d. Moved the following amendment which was agreed to Viz Quot and that no new Bank shall be established until there is a resumption specie payment by the aforesaid state Bank and . Siler briefly advocated his motion. He said he was anxious to obtain an expression opinion from the proper committee this subject. By referring to the Constitution said . Sigler it will be seen that the legislature May in establishing a Bank provide for Quot a number branches not exceeding one for every three counties in the state but according to the construction put the charter the Bank by some gentlemen that right is taken from the legislature and is now vested in the directory the state Bank and branches and that too in such a Way As to make it almost impossible for it requires the concurrence All. The Resolution Only Calls for such a modification the charter As to give a majority the directors the Legi Btu re a right to establish an additional number branches whenever they May deem it expedient. The gentleman from Marion said . Sigler is the last senator who should object to this proposition. His District is . For there being two Banks in it the Mother Bank and a Branch. However much Mere selfish motives might dictate such a course it is certainly a departure from that gentleman s professions democracy. For myself said . S., i still go for the True democratic doctrine that a majority in All cases ought to Rule. Some gentlemen seem to think that the adoption this Resolution will show an inconsistency inasmuch As a Resolution has been adopted with a View obtaining an expression opinion from the judiciary committee whether not the Bank has forfeited its charter by suspending specie payments. I cannot see any contradiction in the two propositions but the contrary that there is a propriety in combining them for the two principles Are involved As i conceive in the 108th Section and if the first part that Section is definite and unalterable then the proviso settles the other and the charter cannot be modified and the Bank has forfeited its charter by a suspension. I however think differently in regard to both propositions f would like to see the Resolution adopted for the purpose eliciting an expression opinion from the committee. This Resolution was adopted yeas 56, nays 20. The residue the Day was occupied in the discussion a Resolution offered by . Smith in relation to the resumption specie payments by the Bank a notice which was taken in the last paper under the editorial head. House representatives. The House met. The speaker Laid before the House tie annual report the Lawrence Burgh and Indianapolis rail Road company which motion . Glenn was referred to the committee canals and internal improvements. Petitions presented. By . Vandeveer z. Tate in reference to the new Albany and Vincennes Mcadam Zed Road Byor. , Samuel Mcpherson and others the counties Cass and Miami for the location a to add by . Helmet the remonstrance James Montgomery and others against the vacation a certain state Road in Lawrence county the Laid be it if e the House a report from the treasurer state shewing the operation and condition tiie surplus Quot Revenue deposited with the state Indiana . Ferguson introduced the petition Henry Ila Rod and other it the subject pilots at the Falls Ohio by . Miller Thomas Smith and othe Ufi for defining clearly the line Between Warrick a i Gibson. Reports from sea nning Coill Witters. Quot . Gregory from the committee roads ported Back without amendment tie Bill to providing for opening Public roads and High is in clan county approved feb. 2, 1937, Wlinich to a third Reading to Morrow. Al Quot . Sapp from the committee canals and Witer in a Tom

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