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Indianapolis Indiana Journal (Newspaper) - January 6, 1830, Indianapolis, Indiana Indiana journal. Vol. , wednesday january 6, 1830. No. 347. By Douglass amp Maguire publishers of the Laws of the v. S. Terms. Seventy five cents during the session of the legislature. One Dollar for three months including the session of the legislature. Two dollars per annul if paid in Advance. Three dollars at the end of the year. Advertisements inserted at the usual terms. Minutes a the Prozee Bunas of Tufi Indiana legislature. Reported for the Indiana journal. In Senate. Fat Day january 1, 1830. Or. Emo from the select co Niit whom was referred several Bills on the subject of the Mode of doing county and township business reported a Bill embracing the whole subject matter referred the committee. The of acct of this Bill is restore the system of doing county business originally adopted in this state wit by a Board of commissioners. The Bill also provides for tie election of township officers House of representatives. Petitions presented by or. Read from sundry citizens of Daviess county praying that the office of assessor collector and treasurer in said county May be consolidated by or. Boon irom sundry citizens of Sullivan county praying that compensation May be allowed Benjamin Jones for building a Bridge Over Busseron Creek on the Road leading from Evansville Terre Hauter by or. Hussey from sundry citizens of Morgan county praying that Jesse Tull May be authorized establish a ferry across White River by or. Dixon from sundry inhabitants i congressional township number 6, Range five West in the Vincennes land District in Green county praying that authority May be Given the trustees petition of John Wishard and others on the same subject. Or. Stevens from the committee on the judiciary who were instructed inquire into the expediency of providing by Law for the issuing of writs of capias and by justices of the peace in the first instance amp a. Reported unfavourably legislation on the subject. Or. Stevens also reported unfavourably legislation upon the subject of stray animals. Or. Orr from the select committee whom was referred the petition of sundry citizens of Lafayette on the subject of building a Ware Hoyse below High water Mak on the Wabash at said town reported unfavourably legislation on the subject. Reso Hitiris adopted on motion of or. Orr calling upon the agent of the three per cent fund Lay before the Senate a statement of the sum drawn by the commissioner on the state Road from Indianapolis Lafayette the time when faithfully and vigilantly guard the rights and principles acquired for us by the Wisdom and bravery of our fathers and transmit them As far As lies in our Power unimpaired our children we therefore most respectfully remonstrate against any attempt by a combination of one or More sects alter the Laws providing for the transportation of the mail and against the passage of any Law regulate or enforce the Observance of religious duties or which May interfere with what belongs the conscience of each individual. That All legislative interference in matters of religion is contrary the Genius of christianity and that there Are no doctrines or observances inculcated by the Christian religion which require the Arm of civil Power either enforce or sustain them that we consider every connection Between Church and state at All times dangerous civil and religious Liberty and More especially in the present deplorable sectarian condition of drawn and the the Christian world and further that manner of its expenditure the expense we cordially agree and approve of Road Orother of a Sim the Able report of the Hon. R. M. Ilar length and whether it is usual for Johnson adopted by the Senate of the commissioners on state roads draw United states at its last session upon All the Money before the work is put the petitions for prohibiting the trans under contract. I por tation of the mail on sunday. And on motion of or. Worth directing while we protest in the most solemn the committee on the affairs of India manner against every attempt in Napolis inquire into the expediency Force by legislative interference the of ordering a Sale of the lands of the Observance of any particular Day yet state adjoining the town of Indiana-1 we believe that both the spiritual and Polis. Or. Claypool submitted a Bill temporal interest of Mankind is promoted by setting apart one Day in the improve the navigation of White a week for the i pro self rest religious ter River and its branches. The Senate took up a Resolution in instruction and the worship of god. Resolved that his excellency the govern produced on the 2d of december by requested transmit a copy of the fore Iraq urea on the Jooi ice Temoer of memorial each of our senators and or. L.1nt0n, and which with an Amend representatives in Congress and the Percsi ment proposed by or. Sering was or of the United states and the speaker dered lie on the table on the 29th a of representatives. December. The object of the re Solu Johnston of i moved re re. Acct said memorial. On this motion of the 16th Seddon in said township it Ion was provide for the payment v Ell and convey a certain portion of j into the state Treasury All moneys Aris land for the purpose of greeting a grit the Sale of school sections and Mill and other Machbi Ervy by or. E loaning it out for the Benefit of the vans from sundry citizens of Quot Warrick i proper townships the state being re county praying that Biji Creek Spon sible for the fund May be declared a Public Highway the amendment proposed by or. From its Mouth Miller Mills an Servig was . Vest the funds arising that a portion of the three per cent Salt lick reservations universe fund May be appropriated the re a canal lands in a state Bank Moval of the obstructions in the Navi amendment my Sering a gation of said Creek by or. Evans i was this Day proposed by also from sundry citizens of Vander Graham strike out the words Burgh county praying the appoint Quot canal Ace a part by the re Ity have no right interfere with the rights of the minority however Small that minority May be. We have no right meddle with the regious feelings of the people. The Constitution absolutely precludes such an idea. What is the state of the question a respectable portion of the people have petitioned Congress Stop the passage of the mail on sunday. They have done it in pursuance of a right vested in them by the Constitution. Another portion who think such petitioners want improper privileges Nave remonstrated against granting the prayer of the petitioners. It is purely a religious matter with which it is improper for us interfere. He hoped the memorial would be rejected. Or. Crume contended that the it is lature had the right legislate on this Quot subject but said he let that be As i May we Are now bound As it is before us Art on it in some Way. He said that petitions were circulating through every part of the country on that subject. They were circulating through this state As a Ell As elsewhere. If nothing should be done on he other Side of he question it would he taken for granted that this a i is in favour of stopping the mail on sunday and As there could be no be ter Way of Ascer if King the sense of he people than through their representatives he Tho tight it proper and necessary that this legislature should by memorial proclaim the voice of the people on this matter. He thought religious people were protected by he Constitution and a Large majority of them Are satisfied with the Protection afforded them by it. A few leading members Only were urging this a n j measure. It bad been insinuated hat Indianapolis via Danville and those who oppose the rejection of this Ville Montezuma which was memorial had set their faces against referred the committee on roads religious . He disa also by or. Blair from Peter Brown vowed such an intention on his part. And others citizens of Fountain coun , Jackson of a Jones Kinnard Long m nary Morrison Moyer Noble Pabody Parks Pennington Pollock read Reiley Smith Stewart Wallace of f., and Smiley speaker�?38. The joint memorial was then ordered be read a second time on monday next. On motion of or. Gardner the several orders of the Day which precede the joint Resolution allowing compensation Phillip Hedges for distributing the Laws and journals of last session was dispensed with and said Resolution was then read the third time and passed. Or. Dumoit from the select committee whom had been referred a petition praying that articles of impeachment might be presented Aej inst Caleb Newman a Justice of the peace of Floyd county reported that a majority of said committee thought it inexpedient prefer fetch articles a which report the House concurred. Or. Johnston of t., reported Una of Vor ably the petition of sundry citizens of Warren and Fountain counties praying an alteration in the county lines of said counties. Or. Mover on leave Beisig granted presented a petition of Isaac Reily of Orange county praying that articles of impeachment May be present a a inst Thomas Maxedon. A Justice of the Pence for Aid , for cer Nln acts of fraud and corruption in Bis office which petition was referred the judiciary committee. In Senate. Monday Jan. 4. A petition presented by mrs Orr from Elias Harris Levi Jessup and others demonstrating against any alteration in the state Road leading ment of commissioners for the Pur u it on this proposition a very animal pose of locating a state Road from a i and interesting debate ensued in Mansville Down the Ohio River a ,Ewing,Fletch Point opposite Henderson in the state i Stevens and m Kinney Partick of Kentucky by or. Stewart from i a Ted. Sundry citizens of Pike and Dubois i the Resolution and amendment were counties praying the appointment of finally rejected. Commissioners locate a state Road from Troy in Perry county Washington in Daviess county by or. Stewart also praying the proceedings of the probate court of said county at their session in december last May be legalized of which were read and referred. Or. Wallace of f., from the select committee which had been referred the petition of James Leviston on that House of representatives. Petitions were this Day presented by Only was heard Porter. Or. Johnston of Knox replied messes. Evans and Kinnard whose remarks were not heard but who were opposed the rejection of the memorial. Or. J. Defended the High Fifthe people petition Congress on this or any other subject and contended that the adoption of this memorial would interfere with that rights would Virtu Truilly deny it. He also protested against the Power of this body act on this subject. Or. Leavenworth spoke in favour of the motion reject the amendment. He repelled the charge of inconsistency which had been made against him for supporting the Resolution last year claiming the eminent Domain and opposing the memorial under consideration. These were said he also messes. Kinnard Stewart and read i Joe discretionary duties one on local subjects which were read and lass of which must be performed and the other May be done or not at plea referred. Or. Kinnard from a select committee reported a Bill regulating Mill dams across navigable streams which was read and passed a second Reading. Or. Johnston of k., from a select subject reported a Bill concerning the committee reported a Bill for the re sure. He considered that believing As he did that the right of Domain was in the state it was his Bounden duty assert that right. The exercise of authority now contended for is merely discretionary and he thought it inexpedient and improper exercise it. Seminary site of Union county which Lief of the citizens of Daviess county contended that this was a mat was read and passed a second read which was read and passed a second ing on motion of or. Leavenworth rest led that the select committee which Reading sunday mails. Or. Hoover from the select com is referred a Resolution of the House directing Mittee which had been referred a them inquire into the manner and effect of Resolution of this House instructing ter for congressional arrangement with which it would be bad policy for this House meddle. Or. Evans replied the two last gentlemen. Although As has been a Cipr Rass a a1e Ispir ils it them draft and Repert this hous contended by the last gentleman tin. Appropriated lands within the same be a a memorial the Congress of the u is in discretionary matter and not a theorized Call Uvon the clerk of the United cited states against the stoppage of positive duty yet having As i contend Sof of Tasiv sual Tho mail on sunday reported the Fol the right i Cene Eive it our duty act in said court the amount of each judgment lowing memorial on this subject As Well As on All others rendered for damages and the amount of the the memorial of the general As affecting the rights and interests of the costs of each prosecution and the amount col of Indiana respect people. This said he was a ques on or Huston of represents that we View All at Tion of vital importance the people resolved that the committee on the affairs tempts introduce sectarian influenced it was therefore the duty of the of the state prison be directed report As soon into the councils of the nation As a Vio House express their sentiments on As practicable upon the following Points j . Lation of hot the spirit the subject and by doing we do a the Quot nent a Quot of a the Constitution of the United states not As has been contended by the Gen male White or coloured. 2d. The nature of i and of this state and at the same Leman Tom Knox deny the right of the crimes for which they severally stand com time dangerous our civil and Reli the people petition Congress in remitted 3d. What is the nature of treatment amp a deities inasmuch As those Char lation this matter. Does there exist any just cause of complain on their part 4th. Wilether convicts do not frequently escape from prison and what cause it is be attributed ? on motion of or. Long resolved. That a select committee be appointed inquire into the owned ency of appropriating on the state Road from Centreville in Wayne county new Castle in Henry county or on some other Road All the Money that has been on the state Road from the Ohio Linn Indianapolis by Way of Richmond and Centreville and not expended on said Road. Messes. Long Irmard Conner Crume Leviston Brown and Hoover were appointed that committee. In Senate. Saturday Jan. 2. Or. Gregory presented the petition of Pearson Murph James Gil breath and others citizens of Johnson county praying an alteration in a certain state Road therein named which was read and referred Tho same committee whom was referred the ters secure every Man the free sex or. E. Said he believed it was the wish of his constr excise of his religion and the right j tents and of the state that the legis worship almighty god according the Slature should remonstrate against the dictates of his own conscience and in propriety of stopping the passage of a Muchas any legislative interference the mail on sunday and even if that in matters of religion would be an in-1 were not the Case he should still feel fraction of those rights and whereas bound on a subject vitally affecting it does appear this general afe sem the rights of the Community vote blvd that there is a numerous sect of j for this memorial. He would consider christians spread Over every part of it a sacred duty which he would feel our country acting in concert and United under one head calculated excite alarm for although it May be intended for Good yet the history of All Ages and nations furnishes abundant evidence that legislative interference however plausible the pretence has uniformly been dangerous and mischievous both the civil and religious liberties of the people and the entering wedge of tyranny. Being convinced of the correctness of these views and believing it be a duty bound perform at All hazards. In order establish the right of the House act on this subject he showed the analogy Between this and other subjects on which the legislature was daily acting. Or. Bassett said gentlemen who support this memorial go on the supposition that religious and political concerns should be governed on the same principles. Or. Pointed out the distinction Between the two subjects. La political matters the major he had held out the hand of liberality All denominations nor would he wish throw any obstacle in the Way of Iny of them. Or. Kinnard followed on the same Side and his remarks were principally i in reply or. Bassett. He contended that this was not purely n religious concern. He read and commented on a memorial of the Ohio Synod in which it was intimated that unless the passage of the mail Weie slopped of sunday judgments spiritual and temporal would be visited on the Cou tiry. He also defended the motives of the committee by whom this memorial was reported. Or. Blake said that in voting for the reject Iii of this memorial which he should certainly do he did not mean cast censure on the committee by whom it was reported. He explained the several pos Imons which he had taken when he had before addressed the House in relation which he had been mis apprehended. He had not As had been alleged denied the Power of this House pass this he argued against it on the ground of expediency. It was he said an extraordinary act of legislation not sane toned by parliamentary usage we have indeed As has been stated frequently exercised what May be denominated extraordinary Powers As instances of this he mentioned memorials and resolutions which had been adopted in relation the Tariff and internal improvements. But these measures were always adopted in accordance with what was known be the sentiments of the people. In the Case before us said or. B., we Are doing what is directly at War with the sentiment of the people far a that sentiment has been expressed. We Are memorializing Congress not Grant the petitions of he people. Sir said he have the people called for this extraordinary measures for i must repeat that it is an extraordinary measure. No sir. If they Felt much interest Why have we not heard Fruim them in relation it my sentiment sir on this subject Are recorded on the journals of the National legislature. That is the body which the disposition of this subject properly belong. He could not see the propriety of state Legislatures acting upon it. It is a question in relation which i he people differ in opinion they Are Peti fining on both Eides of the question and it is for Congress Wlinich body these petitions Are forwarded Settle the question. The question was taken on the motion reject and determined in the negative by the following vote ayes messes. Bassett Beard Blake Dixon Fite Guion Hendricks Hillis Jack Jackson of s., Johnston of k., Ketcham Kingsbury Leavenworth Leviston Little Logan Polke Slaughter and Wallace of j.�?20. Noes messes. Armstrong Bell Bence Boon Brown Casey coffin Conner Crume Davis of a., Davis of s., Dumont Evans Fin Ley Gardner Hamilton Herod Hoover praying a re location of the seat of Justice of said county which was referred a select committee. Or. Givens from the committee on elections submitted a report from that committee sex Ressing the opinion of the committee Una Oracle the suggestions in Tho governor message in relation contested elections. Or. Stevens from tie committee on the Piid Ciary made report from it at committee unfavourably legislation on the subject of the rest Hixion of the Senate instructing an inquiry into the expediency of punishing by Fine and imprisonment persons sell incr spirituous liquors the indians. The i a son assign cd by the committee is it the jurisdiction and operation of e Laws of the state must necessarily soon be extended Over their Dian tribes and that then it would be soon enough legislate on this subject or. Stevens from the same Corn Mittee made a report unfavourable defining by legislation the Rigl of citizens of other states travelling through this state with any species of property deemed and held As such by the Constitution of the United states or any other of the states. Or. M Kinney from the committe on military affairs made reporto i the subject of sundry resolutions of the Senate referring the consideration of that committee the expediency of a revision of the militia Law the propriety of repealing much of the a existing Law As imposes Fine on privates and non commissioned officers for appearing on Parade without a Musket Rifle or Fusee and much of the existing Law As provides for More than one regimental and one company Muster in each year. The report states the opinion of the committee be that it would be inexpedient legislate on those subjects. Upon the subject of exempting from Fine for want of arms such of the militia As May not own such arms the report expresses the opinion that the existing Laws afford adequate Relief persons Tylius situated. The report further expresses the opinion that the Radical change in the organization of the militia recommended in the governor message could not be adopted with advantage either the improvement of the militia or the Tranquility of the state. The report further expresses the opinion that no existing Law authorizes militia officers be paid out of the state Treasury for their ser ices on courts martial. Or. M Kinney from the same committee reported a Bill amendatory of the several acts regulating the militia which Bill was read and passed a second Reading. This Bill provides for the organization of battalions within the Bounds of thinly settled brigades and a brigade Drill Muster annually of the commissioned and staff officers continue for three Davs Locso it ions by or Fletcher in

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