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A Journal of the proceedings of the House of Representatives of the ... General Assembly of the State of Florida, at its...
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Title: A Journal of the proceedings of the House of Representatives of the ... General Assembly of the State of Florida, at its ... session
Portion of title: Journal of proceedings of the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the State of Florida, at its ... session
Journal
Alternate Title: House journal
Caption title: Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Florida
Physical Description: v. : ; 23 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Legislature. -- House of Representatives
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: S.l
Manufacturer: Floridian Office
Creation Date: November 26, 1860
Publication Date: 1845-
Frequency: annual
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Subjects / Keywords: Legislative journals -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Members of the House
        Page 3
    November 1860
        Tuesday, November 27
            Page 4
            Page 5
            Page 6
            Page 7
            Page 8
            Page 9
            Page 10
            Page 11
            Page 12
            Page 13
            Page 14
            Page 15
            Page 16
            Page 17
            Page 18
        Wednesday, November 28
            Page 19
            Page 20
            Page 21
            Page 22
            Page 23
            Page 24
            Page 25
            Page 26
            Page 27
            Page 28
            Page 29
        Thursday, November 29
            Page 30
            Page 31
            Page 32
            Page 33
            Page 34
            Page 35
            Page 36
            Page 37
            Page 38
        Friday, November 30
            Page 39
            Page 40
            Page 41
            Page 42
            Page 43
            Page 44
            Page 45
            Page 46
            Page 47
    December 1860
        Saturday, December 1
            Page 48
            Page 49
            Page 50
            Page 51
            Page 52
            Page 53
            Page 54
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            Page 75
            Page 76
            Page 77
            Page 78
            Page 79
            Page 80
    January 1861
        Monday, January 7
            Page 81
            Page 81
        Monday, January 7
            Page 81
            Page 81
        Thursday, January 10
            Page 82
        Friday, January 11
            Page 82
            Page 83
            Page 84
            Page 85
            Page 86
        Saturday, January 12
            Page 87
            Page 88
            Page 89
            Page 90
            Page 91
            Page 92
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        Tuesday, January 15
            Page 94
            Page 95
            Page 96
            Page 97
            Page 98
            Page 99
            Page 100
        Wednesday, January 16
            Page 101
            Page 102
            Page 103
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        Thursday, January 17
            Page 106
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        Friday, January 18
            Page 114
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        Saturday, January 19
            Page 123
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        Monday, January 21
            Page 130
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        Wednesday, January 23
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        Thursday, January 24
            Page 147
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        Friday, January 25
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        Saturday, January 26
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        Monday, January 28
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        Tuesday, January 29
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        Thursday, January 31
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    February 1861
        Monday, February 4
            Page 245
            Page 246
            Page 247
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            Page 249
            Page 250
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        Tuesday, February 5
            Page 261
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        Wednesday, February 6
            Page 275
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        Thursday, February 7
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        Friday, February 8
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        Saturday, February 9
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        Monday, February 11
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        Tuesday, February 12
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        Wednesday, February 13
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HOUSE JO ALI- 10th Ses.. :

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OF TIIE
rmTTL OF REP P Ql S.\TTATTVT

OF THE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

"OF TIHE


STATE OF FLORIDA

AT ITS

TENTII SESSION,

Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Talla-
Shassee, on. 3froiiraay, Noveinber SO, 1860.






vTD i 0assr :U

OFFICE OF THE FLORIDIAN lAD JOUlEAL
SPI.S'NTED BY DYKE '&, CARLI,-LE .
S, 1 8-6 0.


















' .... -J O U R NT A L

Of the lHouse of Representatives of the General Assemaly of
Florida at the Tenth Session thereof, begun and held at the
Capitol, in the City of Tallahassee,. in the State of Florida,
on Monday, the twenty-sixth of November, eighteen hundred
S and sixty:
SOn which day, being that fixed by the Constitution of the State
of Florida for the meeting of the General Assembly, the House
of Representatives was called to order by. F. L. Villegigue, See-
retary of State, who proceeded to call the roll by Counties, when
the following members appeared, presented their certificates of
election, and were severally sworn by E. M1. West, Justice of the
Peace, viz:
1oi o Escambia- Alexander C. Blount.
S.From Santa Rosa-John Wilkinson.
S'rom Holmes-Clark Broxson.
4',. rom T ingfoi--H. H. Wells.
From Jackson-Jacob H. Pooser,
SJames L. Robinson,
Jacob V. Dansby.
I F)rom Calhoun-Levi Yon.,
S From Froa,'lif-i-D. P. Holland. .
1: o' From Gadsden-W.' H. Scott,
D. W. Holloman,
S. B. Love.
F-- lomi Z;blirt1y-Archibald Campbell.
From L-eon-J. J. Williams,
"\ J. B.'Galbraith,
Avin Oliver,
A S. Cole.
"From JTfferso;n. County-J. S. Russell,
P. B. B ird,
B. W. Bellamy.
Fom JAiisoc, Taylor and afa tte--D. H. Mavs,
C. C. Coffee,
S'. r J. A. J. Collins.
' ..'ofomj Colmbici and ciai Nc-Garret VanZant,
S- N.A. Hull,
..Josepli Price.



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lFrom SAuniter-Josilh A. Lee.
ioiil, Clay-Miles J. Murphy.
Quorum present.
On motion of Mr. H-awes, the House adjourned until 10 o'clock
to-morrow morning.



TUESDAY, November 27th, 1860.
House met pursuant to adjournment.
Journal of yesterday's proceedings read and approved.
On motion, Mr. Vogt took the Chair.
The roll was called-a quoium present.
Messrs. Carter, of Wakulla, Means, of Alachua, McCormick,
of Marion, Mc'Kinnon, of Walton, presented their certificates of
election and were severally sworn in.
The House then proceeded to the election of a Speaker.
Mr. Holland, of Franklin, (noinaiAted Mr. Galbraith, of Leon.
There being no other noilations, upon motion, Mr. Galbraith
was declared uinaiimous-ly elected Speaker of the House.
On motion, Messrs. Coffee, Holland and Bellamy were appoin-
ted a Committee to condiut the Speaker elect to the Chair.
The Speaker addressed the House as follows:
Gentlemen of the H-ouse of Representatives:
I thank you for the honor which you have done me in electing
me to preside over your honorable body, and shall show my ap-
preciation of the same by exerting myelf to the utmost of my
ability to preserve that order a 1pe promote that dispatch of busi-
ness which is so necessary, especially at this time, in which I a .k,
"and trust I shall receive, your unanimaous eo-operation. Never
,bfore has a Lcgi.si'tUr of Florida been called upon to consider
o*f such grave and weighty v attters as those which we will have











to pass upon at this time. The long continued, persistent and
; nscrupullous1 aoggressions of a majority of the Northern people
n'pon the rights and interests of the Southern States of this Con-
Sfederacy, have culmiinated in the election of a man to the Presi-
dency of these Uniited States pledged to make- war upon the in-
stitutions of the South. The Southern mind is indignant at the
result, and the Southern soul is in arms. The people of Florida
"cannot, must not, will not submit tamely to these insults and
wrongs. To us the people look for the initiation of measures of
redress, and the wa andand means of sustaniing our State during
this crisis. -Let us approach these questions with that earnest,
Temperate consideration that the vastness of their results de-
mand. Within the next few months we will decide the political
destiny of ourselves and of our posterity for ages. No crisis in
our history can be more solenm and important than the one in
the midst of which we now are. It should obliterate all traces of
party and personal discord or jealousy. The.petty contests among
ourselves become contemptible in this great emergency, and all
Smen of all parties and sections in our State should unite their
best counsels as brothers embarked in a common ship. If the
State of Florida is thrown upon her own resources for the sup-
port of a national government, it is vitally important that we
should give proinlpt attention to that local legislation which may
be immediately demanded by the interests of our own citizens.
Let.us apply ourselves to these great subjects with energy, and
that success which ever attends a virtuous, a brave, and a free
people when in the right, will crown our labors and preserve the
* peace, the rights, and the dignity of the State of Florida.
On motion of Mr. Bellamy, the House went into the election
of officers, when the following gentlemen were nominated for
their several respective positions without opposition, and upon
Motion declared unanimously elected:
Chief Clerk-A. J. PEELER, of Leon.
SAssistant Clerk-W F. BYN'rM, of Lafayette.
SEngrossing ClCerk---- A CLEM, of Jefferson.
Enrolling Clerk--W. McPiHEPso-, of Walton.
Sergeant-at-Arms-J C. ICILBEE, of Jackson.
Door-Keeper-A. B. C.AMP:BELL, of indiso1 .
Mes;senger-J. W. TorIPKTXs, of Colhumia..
Who were duly sworn into office.
Mr. Holland moved that a committee of three e o appointed to
inform the Senate that the House is orgei :'d.and ready to unite
with a similar committee on he p.:rit of Lhe S: !n: ..e to inrm his
Exc:llcncy, the Governor, tb]t the General Asseimby is now or-
ganized and ready to receive any communication he inny .e
pleaded to make;









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Which motion was adopted, and Messrs. HIlland of Franklin,
Mays and Bellamy were pointed said committee.
Mr. Hawes moved that the Ru!, s of the Iouse at the last ses-
sion be adopted for the government of the House until other
Rules slhnll be adopted;
Which motion was agreed to.
On motion of Mr.. Bird, a committee, consisting of Messrs.
"Bird, Hawes and Wiilli:msn, was alpprinted to select a Chiaplaii
for the present session.
Mfr. Vogt moved that the Sergeannt-t-Arms be required to
furnish the H-ouse wit stationery;
Which motion was adopted. .
Mr. Murphy moved that a committee of three be appointed to.
select a Printer for the House; .
Which motion was lost.
Mr. Russell moved that the House proceed to the election of a
Printer.;
Which motion was agreed to.
Mr. Williams nominated Messrs. Dyke & Carlisle, who were,
on motion of Mr. Hawes, declared unanimously elected.
Mr. Blount moved that the rules be waived to permit him to
introduce a bill without previous notice;
Which motion was adopted.
Mr. Blount introduced a bill to be entitled An;act to Quiet Ti-
tles and to prevent unjust and vexatious Litigation in the County
of Escambia ;
Which was placed among the orders of the day.
Mr. Hawes gave notice that at some future day he would ask
leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an Act for the relief of
Howell H. Baisden, Tax Collector of Putniam County.
A committee from the Senate consisting of Messrs. Dawkins,
Stake and Magbee,' informed the House that the Senate was or-
ganized and ready to proceed to business.
"The following communication was received from the Hon. D.
L. Yulee, and ordered to be read:
DEARn SI :-Oblige ime by communicating the enclosed to the
IHouse over which you preside. I have sent by the mail a dupli-
cate, but the enclosed is what I have to request you to present
"immediately upon your organizing.
I wish the General Asselblv to know at once that I go with
my State, and that I shall not retain a sent in Congress one in-
stant beyond the hour of summons home to her sons.
Yours Respect fully,
D. L. YULEE.
To the ;.o; '"



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SV: SIN W Smi baton, Nov. 20, 1860.
To the PrLesidnt of the Se6ate and the
,pekc,' of the House of Representatives
S'. of the Gcinrl olssl ijly of Florid :
"GENTLpEMF-Allow ie through you to :announce to the Gen-
eral Assemi.ly, as the.Electing Body, under the Constitution oj
the United States, for Senators in Congress, that upon learning
Sat any time between this and the fourth day of March next,: of
the determination of Florida to dissolve her union with the North-
ern States, I shall promptly and joyously return home, to support
the banner of the State to which my allegiance is owing, and in
: which my family altar is established.
Respectfully your servant,
SD. L. YULEE.
The Committee appointed to inform the Senate of the organi-
zation of the House returned and reported that duty performed,
and were discharged.
Mr. Hawes introduced the following petition:
To the Honorable the Speaker of the HIouse of
SRepresentativesin General Asseru gl wCet:
The Petition of Benjamin Frisbee, contesting the seat of Miles
J. Murphy of Clay County, respectfully showeth that he is the
duly elected Represeentative from said County;
That said Murphy received the Certificate of Election, because
of alleged informality in the returns of Long Branch Precinct;
SThat said precinct was not counted in canvassing the returns
of the County;
That they should have been counted and by so doing it would
appear that he received a majority of the votes of the County,
which he is able to show;
That he is the elected representative of said County, and as
such, entitled to the seat of the Hon. Miles J. Murphy, who re-
ceived the Certificate of Election.
"B. FRISBEE.
S Which was read and referred to the Committee on Elections.
The following message from his Excellency the Governor was
received and read:








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GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,
TALLAIIASSEE, November 26th, 1860. .
Gentlemen of t z ae enate nd Ifouse of Representatives:
The crisis, long expected by men of observation and re-
flection, has at length come. A series of aggressions and
insults, commencing forty years ago, by the Northern States
against the Southern, and increasing in audacity as time
rolled on and the South forbore, has been pushed to a point
at which further forbearance of the South would justify the
allegation that we "are afraid to resist."5
The election of Lincoln and ilamlin to the two highest
offices in the confederacy, viewed in connection with the
circumstances that led to the result, and the determination
of Northern fanatics to urge their mad schemes, regardless
of the welfare and the security of the Southern .people, ,
ought to extinguish any desire of the latter to prolong their
connection with those who show such an utter disregard of
covenanted rights and of plighted faith.
I will not insult your intelligence or trespass on your pa-
tience by recounting the aggressions already perpetrated, or
by referring to those that must follow our submission. For
myself, in full view of the responsibility of my position, I
most decidedly declare that in my opinion the only hope the
Southern States have for domestic peace and safety, or for
future respectability and prosperity, is dependent on their
action now; and that the proper action is-Secession from
ou'r faifhltsc pZi:Cu'ed confederates.
But some Southern men, it is said, object to secession un-
til some overt act of unconstitutional power shall have been
committed by the General Government; that we ought not












to seiedie until the President anl Clngre.-s unite in p-l;in'
an act atuneijivoe:ally hostile to our in-titutions and friu'ht
with immediate dan-ler' to our rights -1f l'pertv and to ,11ur
idomICi(tic' s-afitv. Mvy countrymen if we wait fr such-l an
o vert act, our thte will :be that of the white inhabitants of

But whyv ait for this overt act of the General GoveCrn-
ment? What is that Government ? It is but the trustee,
the common agent of all the States, appointed by then to
m manage their affairs according to a written i'on'stitution or
power of attorney. Should the so.veicign1 States, thein--the
p1rinecil.pls and the partners in the associationl-for a moment
ftolei'te t tthe idea that their 1ati.oli mi,-t be gradualited by the
will of their agents? The idea is 11repcsterio.
Let it: 1 ,I:consta;111ntly 1 had in mind, this es-'ential di1ercnce
between the relation in which the thAirtien colonies stood to
"the British empire and its govcier1ent. and that relations
\-whiich the States of thlis Uni occupy- to.i1'ard' the federal
power and iutority. The col onties were fi-h(tionjal parts of
one cnlmoilidal ed State. They had no seplarat orlganizati,_o
" or powers, except such as they derived fiom the King- and
Parliament of (Great Britain, consequently the sto-od in the
same relation to that go'verininent that the counti'est of Flori-
Sda do to the S tte government. But how different is our
condition! Our general goveru ent V:i e'eCteid by p'--
rate, idepcul'lci sovereign Stat:e. It was tl-hed tor
certain specifiedl purpose1-, declined by a cu, Ii utit-, which
contitution, is 'a comat ee.n the ..' i .who
ccreata it Znd all who hbave me1co prlies, to it. .The co:-
SONIST wereo subjects of the British crown. Tl-i:s theyv often
neknowledged by petitioning that powei fv r bra removal of
their grievances. When, therefore, they re-isted the author-
ity of their confes-i'ed sovereign, the-y lpacei Ithemselves in a
state of rebellion, the purpose of wlhii was re solution.
They knew this, yet did they falter even with the penalty of
treC: on starifiY them in the -fe? -o-they met I1 conven-










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fitsll--th:y declared -"that goveri-meints derived their ju-t
powers from ithe consent of the governed-that 'tlie weo' r
instituted to protect the people in the enjoyment of life, li.-
"erty and the p ursuit of h:l piness, -nd th; whenever any
form of g.ove!PnilenC t Abecomes destr-utive of these enCi, it is.
'the iq4M of the people to alter or ol,.i, it." fhad they -
failed to maintain their a.eted rights by the sword, they
would have bleein anen.tlle to the penalties de1nou1llnced
against treason. But th1y i-.ceeeded in e.taliLin-g teir.
independence. After. this conlsumtltion, of thlei:ntle e.
striigg!le the people of the seevral colonies, then aunow-
iedIged to be f';, a,(i/.7 ;,iiie,.: ;'Lat ces, formed a nei
Colnfederation -y framing and adopting, 'vuntar,'y ad
each one for itself, that COnstit tin whlichli is so fliagitiously
violaited by rninyot of tlil pr;li t the c(iilpac(t of fiaternity.
The preamble to this Constitutiln recites the purpose; for
"which it was ordained, amol g which are ihese: To estab-
lish justice, insure L,-Cetic tranquility,' &c. HIas it affected
these objects ? Let the 'lejsctioll be answered by the foIrty
"years' war w ge, by the rthern States upon the just rights
of- the Southelrn- the statute books of those States, cis-
graced with laws exrlessly designed to defirad us of onur
property, and at the same time insultlig us with threat.!s
fine and impri.tsonmentif we swek to re(laimn our property
even tlhroughl the operation of that CoinstitutitutiB which they
wverei swo )n to ,so; ,'L Let it be a:-n;weried by the machina-
tions of fan tics, and of cold-blooded hnoaes, to destroy or-
"domestic tranfuility,") and this, not only by secret sedition
"and insurrection, but a!-o by avowed efforts, now nearly
consumnna4lfte1, to pervert all the p-wers of a conicon gov-
ernment to the perpetration of their fiendish crimes.
Such, fellow-citizeIs, is a meagre outline only of the pic-
tures of wro' g and outrage that-we are expected to endure
unresistinglv. But shall we endure it ? heaveu fl.rbid!
V* B Lt ;.11 .we, el *
Forbid it the memory and the exaipile of those noble pot-
riots who pledged their lives, thieir.i rtn_ e and their sacred
honor to ,aainti ni their llibirty and their rig its. Shall we,








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t. i de(_en-ants of such sI s. reijnishi the rich ii acitj an
.fithus ac..ui. d. f e w CIo- : '^ o 17i'i.roe- t 5,_.',Lity ani-
-.tel"0. S ,-.%
our flutu re istence as a free people, by 1t:-pin now to re-
argue the abstract question of the right of secession? I
have already ncerted to the implo tant difference between
the political responsibilities of the people of the thirteen old
colonies and those which attach to the people of the Uni ted
States. The former being. .wj/J A, could not withdraw from
or forcibly oppose their government without an :act of i rel-
lion, for although they declared it their vh.< to change their
government, they were fully aware; that the right depended
"upon their success in maintaining it. N'ot so with regard to
the people of these States. T'/i are not uljects but .ecn
-citizens, owing their fi'st and highest a(l1.iganoc to the re-
spective sovereign States. While the Stltes remain in the
Union, the citizens may em:,nit an act of rebellion against
their particularT Stite., or against the United States. But
Sthe moment that a State, fit her srcrign capacity, dec.lire
A. .
a dissolution of the Federal ties, her citizens are absolved
from all responsibility to the Federal Government, and the
State released from all convention l obigations to her former'
associates. And more than this-a palpable infra-tion by
Sone or more of the other States of the cve ated .rights of
one or more of the others, releases the latter from their obli-
ga-tinl to the oinpat. And of such infiactilon and "the
lmoe and Iie-asnre f redress,1' each State has the right to
judge for itself. This is a right inherent in State. and can
only be. alienated by their voluntary act. In the C ai-tite-
tion of the Untedi S:tates, there is no relinqnuishent of this
right-no, transfer of it to any otler power, tribunal or Judge.
The right conse:iuently reins to the State, lpcrfeclt and un-
impaired, and it were puerile to dispute about tlhe aize of
the thing when the time has come for proving its e9hq:icy.
Entertaiinig tlhe.e views, I most ercinetly reniic n, a
call of a Conlvention f te people of the Stt, at an early day,
to take such action a' in their jidlim j al n iy l,,-,:,ary to
protect ail preserve the rights, lin, and -aft-y of tlie peo-







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pe1 of Florida. I Would ilurt i r ci-rit.inft'ilJd a ircvi-si in of th
"Militia laws, with a view to a nilre eicetive organization of
the Military, and an appropriation of oie Lhindredl th u.-.and
1 ;llars as a militalyv fund for the ensuing year, to be expen1d-
ed ar fast as the public ne-esities 1may retire.
Very respectfully,
M. S. PERRY.

On motion of Mr. Hawes 1000 copies of the message were or-,
d(ered to he printed for the use of the House.
Mr. Coffee moved that so much of the Governor's message as
relates to Federal RIeltiols be reterrel to tlhe Connittee on ,
FedlerAl R.hitions- );.
Which motion 1revailed. .
Mr. IMas moved that so much of the Governor's message as
relates to NlloprIitions' revenue, &c., be referred t.o the Com-
inittee on Finance and Public Accounts;
Which was a'ree'd to.
On motion the rule was waived and Mr. Holland of Franklii,
without previous notice, allowed to ifitroduce a bill to be entitled
a nact to lrovhie for the calling of a Conveiition of the People of
the State of Fl(.,rida ;
Which was read the first and :.c-eond times by its title and re-
ferred to the Committee on Fec'r:l helitios.
On motion the rule was waived and IMr. WVilli:tis allowed to
introduce a re'sohltiAu i(nsiuctithn the Committee on Finanie and
Public Accountt to report upon the expediency, of levying a tax
"upon slaves for the purpose of rising a fund for the arming of
the State;
\Which was read and referred to the Committee on Finance
and Public Accounts.
On motion, the rule was waived and Mr. Holland of Franklin,
without previous notice, was allowed to introduce a bill to be en-
litled an act ,to authorize the suspension of specie payments by
Sthle Banks in this State and the Agencies of Banks that are en-
-ga:ged in the banking business in this State;
Which was read the first and second times by its title and re-
"ferred to the Committee on Corporations.
Ona motion, the rule..being' waived, Mr. HIolland of Franklin,
also introduced a bill to be entitled an act to stay Judicial Sales
in tils Statk;
Which was rea the first and sec nd times by its title and re-
ferred to the Committee on the Judicinry. -
The rule being" w aived, Mr. Vogt offered a resolution that the
eeral .As-embly of the ,St te of t'loria: poceed,l on the 29th








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imst., to the cloeii- of Secretary of St:tl.e, Treasurer, Attorney
S('er;ll and Comptroller;
"Whici.h was phl:ed :ia,-mn the orders of the day.
Mr Love gave notice that he would at some future day ask
leave to introduce a bill to be entitled all act to ameiiled the At-
Itac'lllineit Laws now in force iin this State ;also
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the laws in force in this
State governingP Public Schools.
Mr. Howell gave notice that lie would on some future day ask
leave to introduce a bill to form a new County from the Counties
of Hillsborough and Brevard.
The rule being waived, Mr. Mays offered a resolution sugges-
ting to the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund that they
adopt a system( for the reduction of the price of the State Lands;
WVhich was read the first time and ordered for a second read-
ing to-morrow.
.Mr. Holland, of Franklin, moved that the Standing Committee
of the House on Federal Relations be appointed to act with the
Standing Committee on Federal Relations of the Senate, as a
Joint Counliittee on the subject of Federal Relations;
Which motion was agreed to.
Mr. Mays moved that 80 copies of the bill for the calling of a
State Convention be printed for the use of the House;
Which prevailed.
The H-ouse took a recess until 3 o'clock, P. 31.


3 O'CLOCK, P. M.
The IHouse reslnued its session-a quorum present..

ORDERS OF THE DAY.
A bill to be entitled an act to quiet titles and to prevent unjust
and vexatious litigation in the county of Escnmbia,
Was read the first time, and, after being read the second time
by its title, was referred to the Counmittee on Judiciary.
The resolution to go into the election of State officers on tlhe
29th inst.,
Was read and adopted.
Ordered to l'e-engrossCed and certified to the Senate.
The rules being waived, Mr. Holland of Franklin presented a
petition from the citizens of Apalachicola, praying the amending
of the act of January 10th, 1855, entitled an act to improve the
navigation of the Harbor and Bay of Apalachicol;








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'- 3 EMO F TAL OF TH'E CITY 0'T APLACIJCOLA.
S" "/ ( '//: I.. v ofP t i j 1 ";" "
I T I.. .
SENxAT R AND BM ynr. FuNTPTi\E :-We, the undersigned citi-
.zns of"] Ail.)icoa, I resi'ctiflly petition, lit you will naend
",the. Act of' January 10th, 1855, entitled an act to iiprov the
-navigatioh of the HIarbr and Bay of Apalachicola, by authori-
zing the City of Apnachicol: to issue bonds for the sumof tw'a
ty-five .thousai dollars; iand that you :plropriate the si'in of
twventy-five hundred (dollar. per year for the space of ten years
out of the States' Tax of Franklin county to pay said1 ,lnds. I
The City of Apalai(]cola to pay tie inter': oi said 'on. '
"With lthi; aimountci of money we can cut through the IBulk
Head," -,Vwhich o:t.ruc: the inner ITarb-o and thereby a l0rd a
passage through the whole of St. George:.' Sound to vessels ca- ,-
rying twelve feet water. VWe can also clear out the Channel so
as to bring eleven ; a twelve feet water up to the -Wharfs of
the City, while at pre:,at- we nave but six and one-l half feet wa-
t-er in the Channel at high tide. This appropriation would be
filly capable of'l:aving this.great work :ncroniplishIed. 'We can
purchase the necessary machiil:s; our own citizens c(an do all
the work ; and w ith the powers given us under tlhe Act of 1855,
-we will have ample means to keep the Channel open.
This work would increase the value of a great portion of. the
'City. It would open a large lumber business, it would greatly
increase the lbuines.s done in Naval Stores, and it would materi-
ally lower the charges on Cotlo s liilped from here and on
Goods received at this Port. The revenue of the State would
be greatly increased by the ii(rc;ised amount of taxes which this
City would pay. '
The coinmercial importacle of li:s City justifies us in dlemand-
ing this as a right. We are the great Depot of the State. We
do more business t han each and every other portion of the State
put together.
This year we have done over Fourteen millionns worth of bus-
iness. '
Our Foreign Export Trade from the 1st of Septenmber, A. D.
.859, to the 1st of August, A. ). 1860, was three millions two
hu.Idrcedl and nine thiousaind five hundred and seventy dollars, be-
ing an increase over 1:-t year on Foreign Ex.ports of one million
five thousand eight hundred and nIinety4-ive dollars; and we
have every hope of an increase next yeari of our Foreign Trade.-
The Foreign Iimports received at this Port from the 1st of
.Ja:iuary, 1859, to 1st of August, A... 18.Ii ), were as foilowo :











S. / .... t 7. 7 -, 7 .- ."


FoEIGNx IiPO'RTS lO_. IST JA _L'AN, ] 839, TO
1s, T Atc sT, 1860.

"Sa t ..... ....... .... 7 7...... ,7 7..,.....7 8 !-9,o 31 6
Sundries, .. ............... ... 4,685 47
olsses, .................. . 9,529 49

Total value of invoices, ., ... -A3:',316 -32

FOREIGN COTTON EPOIRTS.


SHIPPED FROM1 IST SElPTEMliBEl, 13 No. 5ales Yahte of Cot-
TO 1ST AVGVST, 1860. 0of Co(tton". to,

To Livell..!....l .................. .... ....52.7 -51' 19
"To Liverpool, ........ .. .......... 91 28,2 0 57
To Gibralter,.... ............... .2,06: 116,200 00
To Havre, France ............ .... 1,420; 81,896 50
To St. Petersburgh, Russia, ......... .6- 151,219 07

Total foreign cotton trade, ........ 5cwn) 1),'20-,570 3:

ForeigAn shipeiints destrovye and partially dc.troed by fire
at the anchlorage during the year, 2,171 bales of cotton for Ait-
"werp, an.d 2,531 bales for Liverpool-- value about 258,G10.
We have received, from it Septb-er, 18530, to 1st Agunst,
1860, 133,079 ale-s of cotton, worth about .97, 319,3O45. Of this
71,106 bales wete shipped to domestic ports, 59,090 foreign,
residue on hand for shipmentt. Now :1ad to this the gro':s value
of tobacco, hides, cedar, lanber, &.c., &., shipped from this port,
and the gross vale of all mnercha:mize received from all ports,
and which is consumed a nd frwar-ded at Aalachiecola and comes
into our harbor, and it will be found to exceed fourteen millions
of dollars. In this trade, there ] eve )e,11 cleared, at the Custom
House at this port, from 1st September, 1859, to' st of August,
A. D. 1860, 148 vessels. Of this number 31 ships carried freights
to foreign ports and 117 to don stick ports.
This isby far a ,gr-eter amount of business than all the ports
of this State added together can 'hlov, except tis city.
To do so great n m -ount of business you will rendijyeeive
that there mnut, necessarily be a great amount, oif caiit:l a:n
conmner1ial ability s ity at y; iCi and `that her citizens imu;t: cot,-
mald the confidence of the ctonercial world. We (,ilnt t our
Criminal docct and :chill.cn`lge the State to produce record thal











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(x\l1.i t a.le-s atiiiil ofr crime. Such is the ch11:1eic of th
City, and such the a(:mout tof For'ji :i I nT home ii's lit si : ::t
she tras:;rncts; this is your owli1 Gulf City of A:ia'ie,'1 olia. Shi .
has paid into the State Treaslury manythousans. of dollars and
she now asks you to allow her twnty-i-fve hundredl dll:ars per
year f;r ten years out of the State Tx' that she pay!s, to improve
her Harbor and Bay.
Wee respectfully say we have right to expect that you will give
us the aid asked. Are yon sincere when you say that you tdehsire
direct trade with Europe? If yea, why not encourage and assist
your own city that has done this year in exports over three mil-
lions and a quarter ? If the people of Florida will only ship their
Cotton direct to Europe, our city and our merchants have the
capital and ability to do a business of thrice the amount, alnd to
receive in return for you from Europe all goods of every descrip-
tion that you now buy at the North and pay enormous costs,
charges. and profits on. Why not save all those Northern ex-
penses and build up Southern cities instead of Northern ? We
have shipped over three millions andia lqurter to Europe, a :ar:e
portion of it will be worked up and shipped to the North and the
people of Florida will go there and buy it. Why not shipl it back
to Apalacllicola and buy it there instead of at New 'York ? This
can be done and we have the capital at Apalachicola to do it, if
the citizens of the State will ship through their own city to Eu-
rope and send their orders for goods to Europe. If we can send
to Europe over three millions, could we not have received three
millions of goods in return? If European houses find it to their
interest to order from our Port, would not our people find it to
be their interest to buy in return from the European houses ?
They send to us to save the costs and charges of the North), why
do our people not send to them to save the cost, charges and
profits of the North ?
Our city has been most grossly and shamefully neglected. We.
receive a mail but three times a week for eight months in the
year, and twice a week for four months, while towns and cities,
of not one hundredth part the importance in the State receive daily
mails. Now while we are glad to see them so well provided for,-
vet we have cause to complain that a place of so great conmmer-
cial importance as this should be treated so slhniefhlly.
Our isolated position has prevented us from reaping any of tlhe
adv:atages of the system of Internal Improvements of this State.
We are cut off from the advantages that the interior and the
cities of Fernandina, St. Marks, Jaeksonville, Cedar Keys and
Pensacola ind the Gulf, have derived from it. Millions of dollars
have been appropriated out of the Internal Improvement. Fund
by the State for the purpose of billing these roads ; they cross
oir river about one. hundred iile, from thii Jity ; theyv will not









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allo- us, even with our own means, to bring it to an accessible
point to us. Now, we most respectfilly insist that the Internal
Jlinprovement Fund was donated for the use of the whole State.
We had a like interest. and a common property in that fund
with the rest of the people of Florida, and we should have had
our interests provided for by the State out of that fund; but as
"the whole of that fund is now appropriated to build the different
lines of railroad, and as we have not got, and cannot get any
S1enelfit whatever from that fund of millions of which we are part
owners, we now respecItfily ask that you will allow, out of
the sum that this county p-ys each year for State taxes, the sum
of twenty-five hundred dollars for ten years.
"A-prcop'iatiols for other places have been made. We rejoice
to see the great works of Internal Improvement that are being
accomplished in our State under State aid, and we say that we
Lave a claim above all others, for iot.one dollar has ever been
appropriated for us.
We therefore pray that you will pass the amended Bill annex-
ed, and we will ever pray, &c.
SAMiUEL BENEZET,
M:ayor City Apalachicola.
VW. D. MA CLAY, I
C. THIIGPIN,
J. -M HUNTER, Councilmen.
S' ANSONHANCOCK, Js
":GEO. IBUCKMAN, .
Pres. Apalach. and oNew Orlean:s Steam Nav.. Co.
RICHIARID G. PA_.KER,
Pres. Apilachiula Chain. of Com.
Signed by one hundred and thirty-six others.

O r, OFI OP COLLECTOn OF CUSTOMS,
District ofA.-,lfch icola. \
"I, GEo. L. Ln3r,:rN:nI IG:i,: Deputy Collector of Customs, do
hereby ertiiy that the report and statement of the Foreign Im-
ports and Foreign Ex)ports in the ]s1oe memorial, are true and
correct, as appears from the Recrds in this office; and from the
)best informt11.;ion, I believe te value of the business therein stated
to have been done at this Port, from 1st September, 1859, to 1st
August, A. D. 1860, to be correct.
Given under my hand and seal of office, this 8th day of August,
A. D., 1i00.
GE L. BROCKENBROUGH,
Deuty Collector of cCus-,toms.
"Which was '- :d 80 ,-pis ordered to be printed for the
use of the iouser .
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Mr. Mizell gave notice, that he would, at some future day, ask
leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the
Sheriff of Orange county, as ex-officio Tax Assessor and Collec-
tor, to assess and collect taxes in Brevard couilty, and for other
purposes.
Mr. Mays gave notice that on to-morrow he will ask leave to
introduce a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Judge of
the Circuit Court of the Middle Circuit of Florida to call and
holLa an extra term of the Circuit Court for Hamilton County in
said Circuit.
A Committee from the Senate consisting of Messrs. Call, Daw-
kins and Ingram, presented a communication from the Hon. D.
L. Yulee.
Mr. Stewart, member elect from Hamilton County, presented
his credentials and took the usuai oath.
The Speakei- announced the following Standing Committees:



Committee on Jitdiciary.
Messrs. MAYS,
BLOUNT,
HOLLAND of H'n'do
LOVE,
HOLLAND of Fr'klin

On Finance d& Public Accounts
Messrs. BELLAMY,
"YON,
VOGT,
VANZANT,
LEE.

SOn'Federal .Relations.



On Indian Affairs.
Messrs. BISSELL,
HOWELL,
PARKER,
RICHARDSON,
YATES.

On Agriculture.
Messrs. HULL,
.MICKLER,
MURPHY,
PRICE,
RUSSELL.

On Schools and Colleges.



Messrs. HOLLAND of Fr'klin, Messrs. HAWES,
MAYS, SCOTT,
BOWNE, WILKINSON,
BLOUNT, WELLS,
WILLIAMS. HOWELL.

On C2oorrations. On EnLgrossed -Bills.
Messrs. HOLLAND of H'n'do, Messrs. VOGT,
BLOUNT, STEWART,
CANOVA, SCOTT,
BROXSON, COLE,
COFFEE. WELLS.





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"On Claims.
Messrs. HAWES,. :
OLIVER,
NEWBERN,
BISSELL,
"MIZELL.

On Internal ImprovemCnts.
Messrs. CANOVA,
BLOUNT,
"McCORMICK,
HULL,
DANSBY.

On Propositions d: Grievances
Messrs. POOSER,



On En rolled Bills.
Messrs. HOLLOMAN,
HADDOCK,
YATES,
CANOVA,
MEANS.

On Elections.
Messrs. BIRD,
PARKER,
VANZANT,
WILKINSON,
LOVE.



Messrs.



CAMPBELL,
CARTER,
COLLINS,
CLYATT.
On motion of Mr. Bellamy, the House
row morning, 10 o'clock.



On .Militia.
WILLIAMS,
MAYS,
HOLLAND of H'n'do,
McKINNON,
ROBINSON.
adjourned until to-mor-



WEDNESDAY, November 28th, 1860.

The House met pursuant to adjournment-a quorum present.
The Committee appointed to select a Chaplain reported that
they had selected the Rev. J. K. Glover, of Tallahassee, as.
Chaplain for the House during the present session.
The Rev. Mr. Glover was introduced and officiated as Chap-
hin. -
The Journal of yesterday's proceedings was read and approved.
Mr. Holland, of Franklin, moved that a Committee of three be
appointed to inform the Senate that the House is prepared to
go into the canvassing of the returns for Governor to-day at 12
o'clock;
Which motion was carried.
Messrs. Holland, of Fraiklin, Blount and Coffee, were appoin-
ted said Committee. .
Mr. Mays introduced a bill to be entitled an act to authorize
the Judge of the Middle Circuit of Florida to hold h Ext'ra
Term of the Circuit Court in IHaiiilton counlIty; "
Was read the first time and ordered for a second reading on
to-morrow.


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Mr. Vogt moved that the Sergeans-at-Arms be required to
furnish each member of the House and Chairman of each Stand-
ing Committee, with a copy of the Joiurnl and Acts of the last
General Assembly, and Thompso's Digest;
Which wa.s adopted.
MAr. Oliver move, that so much of the Governor's Message as
relates to the Militia, be referred to the Committee on the
Militia;
Which was adopted.
Mr. Holland of Franklin, from the Committee on Eederal Re-
lations, made the following report:
The Joint Comnit tee on the subject of Federal eiations,t to
whom was referred so much of the IIe-age of the Gioernor as
relates to Federal Relations, and to whom was also referred the
Senate and House bills to provide for the calling of a Conven-
tion of the People of the State of Florida, beg leave to
REPORT:
That they cordially endorse and approve of the views and
recoinmendations of his Excellency i.ncoorprated in his Message.
Your Committee therefore present the annexed bill, to be entitled
An Act to provide for calling a Convention of the People of the
State of Elorida, as the result of their joint action, with the
recommendation that the same do pass.
SGEO. W. CALL,
SChairman Senate Committee.
D. P. -OLLAND,
Chairman House Committee.
Which was read.
Mr. Blount from a Special Committee to whom was referred
the duty of preparing suitable Rules for the government of the
House, made the following report:
The Special Committee, to whom was referred the duty of
preparing rules for the government of the House, have had the
same under consideration and ask leave to report, that they
recommend the adoption of the rules of the iHuse of Represen-
tatives at its last session as the standing rules of this -IHouse.
ALEX. C. R "LOUNT,
SBURTUON W. BELLAMY,
"C. C. COFFEE.


STANDING RULES OF -THE HOUSE.
"int-1l The Speaker shall take the Chair every day, pre-
cisely at'the hour to which the Itounse shall have adjourned
on the prcIo.eiig day; hal.] immediately call the members
-th 1 -, _,.. .0 li I _P -*



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to order, and, on the appearance of a qnuo:rum, shall cause
the Journal of the preceding day to be read.
2. He shall preserve order and d(oruii; lmay speak to
points of order in pireirence to other members, rising from
his seat for that purpose; and shall decide qleti(-ons of order,
subject to an appeal to the House by any two-members; on
which appeal no member shall speak more than once, unless
by leave of the House.
3. He- shall rise to put the question, but may state it
sitting.
4. No member shall speak to any other, or otherwise in-
terrupt thie business of the House, or read any newspaper, or
other paper while the Journals or other public papers are
being read, nor pass betwVeen the Speaker and any other
member who may be addiresi.ng the House.
5. Every member, when he speaks, shall address the
Chair, standing in his place, and when he has finished shall
sit down; nor shall any member speak more than twice on
any one subject without leave of the House.
6. When two or more jimembers shall rise at the same time,
the Speaker shall name the peron entitled to proceed.
7. When a member shall be called to order, he shall sit
down until the SpeakcerI shall have determined whether he is
in order or not; and every question of order shall be decided
by the Speaker, without debate, subject to an appeal to the
House.
8. If a member shall be called to order for words spoken,
the exceptionable words shall be immediately taken down in
writing by the person objecting, that the Speaker may be
better able to judge of the matter.
S9. No member shall absent himself from the service of the
House without leave of the House; and in case a less num-
ber than a quorum shall convene, they are hereby authorized
to send the Sergeant-at-Arms for (any or) all absent mem-.
bers, as the majority of such members present shall agree, at
the expense of such absent members respectively, unless such
excuse for non-attendance shall be made as the House (when
a quorum is convened) shall judge sufficient.
10. No motion shall be debated until the same shall be
reduced to writing, delivered in at the table, read and
seconded.-
"11. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be
received but to adjourn, to lay it on the table, to postpone
.indefinitely, to postpone to a certain day, to commit or to










amend; which sever\ motions She U c; precedence in the
order in which they ona.d ; ramngedI; and the motion for ad-
journment shall alw:Vs be in order, and the motions to ad-
journ or lay on the table shal be decided w without debate.
12. If the que.-tin in dell It contains several points, any
member may have the same divided.
13. In filling up blanks, the largest sum and longest time
shall be first put.
14. When the reading of a paper is called for, and the
same is objected to by any m hemer, it shall be determined
by vote of the House, without debate.
15. When the yens and nays shall be called for by two of
the members present, every member within the bar of the
IHouse at the time the question was put by the Speaker, shall
(unless for special reasons he be excused by the IHoouse,) de-
clare openly and without deibaite his assent or dissent to the
question. In taking the yeas and nays, and, upon the call of
the House, the nafis t of the mIem bers shall be taken alpha-
betically, and the Spteaker shall in all cases vote first.
16.. No member shall be iperitted o vote on any question
who was without the bar of the Hrouse at the time the question
was put, unless by consent of the House, and no motion to
permit such member to vote shall be in order, unless it shall
be made before the House shall proceed to other 1buiness.
17. On a motion made and seconded to shut the door of
the House in the di cu1sion of any l:uine:e..-, in which discus-
sion the public safety may, in the opinion of the 1-ouse, im-
periously require secreSy, the House :-hl direct thie Speaker
to cause the lobby to be clea'cl, and, during the di-cusi-iol
of such business, the door shall remain shut, and no person
shall be admitted except by -,prciel order of the House.
18. The following< order shall be observed in taking up
Z"-1
the business of the House, viz: 1st, emotions; 2d, petitions,
meimorials and others pa s addre--ed either to the House
or to the Speaker thereof; 3d, resolutions; 4th, reports of
Standingl Coniittees; 5th, reports of Select Commnittees;
6th, messages f'roni the Se'ate lyi ng on 0the table; and, last-
ly, orders of the day.
19. When a question ]as once been mfiade and carried ill
the affinrtive or negative, it hal!l be in order for any mem-
ber of the majority to move for a re.onsi 'lderati thereof;
but no motion for the reco-i dration of any vote shall be in
order after a bill, resolution, la..;lge, report, a!iime ient or
motion upon which the vote was taken, shall have gone out









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of possession of the House announIm ceing their deeiion ; nor
shall any motion for rec:onl-ideration be in order unless made
on the same day on which the vote was taken, or within the
two next days of the actual session of the House thereafter.
20. All .questions shall be put by the Speaker of the
HIouse, and the members shall signify their assent or dissent,
by answering viea voce, yea or nay, and in'the event of a
tie, the question shall be decided in the negative.
21. The Speaker of the House, or the Speakleri pr ten? ,
shall have the right to name a member to perform the du-
ties. of the Chair, but such substitution shall not extend be-
yond an adjournment.
22. Before any petition, memorial or other paper address-
ed either to the House or the Speaker thereof shall be re-
ceived and read at the table, whether the same be introduced
by the Speaker or a member, a brief statement of the con-
tents of the petition, niemiorial, or other paper, shall be made
by the introducer.
S23. One day's notice at least shall be given of an intended
motion for leave to bring in a bill, and no bill shall be writ-
ten or printed except by express order of the H-ouse.
24. Every bill and all resolutions of a public nature, or for
the appropriation of the public money, shall receive three
readings previously to the final passage of such bill or reso-
lution, and the Speaker shall give notice at each, whether it
be the first, second or third readings, whioh readings shall
be on three different days, unless four-fifths of the members
shall otherwise direct.
25. At the second reading of any bill or resolution, it shall
be in order for any member to move its commitment to a
Committee of the whole House; that it lay on the table;
for its indefinite poostponement; for its postponement to a
day certain, not beyond the session; for its commitment to,
a Standing Committee; to a Select Committee; or to amend;
which motions shall have precedence in the order above
stated.
26. It shall not be in order to amend the title of any bill
or resolution until it shall have passed its third reading.
27. The titles of bills, and such parts thereof only as shall
be affected by the proposed amendments, shall be inserted
on the journals.
28. The following Standing Committees, to consist of not
less than five members each, shall be appointed by the Speak-
er at the commencement of each session, with leave to re-








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port, by bill or otherwise, v iz A Comnittee on the Judicia-
ry ; a Committee on the Milii-a ; a Committee on Finance
and Public Accounts; a Coinilitt..e on Claims; a Commit-
tee on Schools and Colleges; a Coumittee on Internal Im-
provements; a Committee on Enrolled Bills and Engrossed
Bills; a Committee on Elech ins; a Committee on Proposi-
tions and Grievam-ne ; a Coummittee on Federal relations;
a Committee on Corporaticns ; a Committee on Indian Af-
fairs; a Committee on Agriculture; a Committee on Con-
merce and Niavigtion ; a Committee on Taxation and Pev-
enue, and a Committee on the .tate of the Connnonwealth.
29. All confidential communications made by the Gover-
nor to the House, and all 1-i:e_- in the clnsidoraltion of
which the injunction of secrecy shall have been imposed, shall
be by the mIembers thereof kept secret, until the IHouse by
its resolution shall take off the injunction of secrecy.
30. Each member of 'elect Committees shall, with their
lChairm]an, sign every report made to the -ouse, if they
concur therein.
31. messages may be -eceivedi at any stage of the business,
11- -while li yas an
except while a (jestiion is being put, or while the yeas and
nays are being called.
32. The C(,over nr and Secretary and members of the Sen-
ate shall be admitted to a seat within the bar of the House,
and any other person shall be admitted in like manner, upon
being invited by a member.
33. The Clerk, the Sergen:it-at-Arms and Door-Keeper
shall be severally sworn by a judicial officer of the State, well
and faithfully to dislcharge their respective duties, and to
keep secret the pi'ceedings of the House, when sitting with
closed doors.
34. All.acts, adl.res-ce and joint resolutions shall be signed
by the Speaker ; and all writs, warrants and isubpesl is-
sued by order of the Hose, shall be under his hand and seal,
and attested by the Clerk.
35. In case of any di.tu'; nce or disorderlv conduct in
the lobby, the Spetker or Chairman of the Committee of the
Whole House, shall have the power to order the same to be
cleared.
36. Reporters- wi-ing to take down the deblates and pro-
eeedings, may beadmnitted by the Speakr, who shall assign
such places to them on the floor, or elsewhere, as shall not
iinterfere with the con veniencee of the IHouse.












37. No mm ii'er shall v'., o q i the oev.o, of
which he may have a private or p -c'i'. : -t.e .
.38. After a motion is -t:d : by thi e ..k .:lr or ;1 by the
Clerk, it shall be d.e,:1 in ipi'.- a]-.'. 1. the Honse, but
may be wit(ldrawiin at any time O. a decision or amend-
ment.
39. The previous qu(o-:in l l be in Ihis form: Shall
the main question be now putt a" and shall be decided by a
majority of the members --pric- t, without debate; and nntil
it is decided shall p1re:.-' a all aimendients, and further de-
bate of the main cquej.-:tiiio.
40. ..When a questI i'n is pI ..ned. indefinitely, the same
shall not be acted upon agan d 'iing the :i. -in.
41. No motion or prop,.i-.iti, on o i a ibnet different from
that under consideration, ahll. be admitted under color of
amendment.
42. The unfinished business in wv.(,hich the House was en-.
gaged at the adjournmnclt, shall have the preference in the
orders of the day, and no 'notion on any other b.l-ilc-. shall
be received without special leave of the IHouse, until the for-
mer is disposed of.
43. Upon the call of the HTToife, the niie of the men cTr
shall be called over by the Clerk a-I:td the ab.enltees noted;
after which, the names of the a: .-tce: shall again be called
over, the dors shall then be shut, and those Ibr whom'no
excuse or insufidient excuses are made, may, by order of
those pre-ei-t, be taken into cu(-Istd-y as they appear, or may
be sent for and taken into custody wherever to be found by
the Sergeant-at-Arms.
44. -hen a inemiber shall be dis-:arg:d from cn-t,'ly and
W ia-D
admiitted to his seat, thee os .ll dctr-;ri-no whether
such disharge shall be with or vit-hout pyig fes..
45. It shall be the duty of the COmmnittee of E!lection to
examine and report upon the :ertiiicate s of election, or other
credenti- ls, of the ri -emhers returned to serve in this House,
and to take into their consideration all :sih : fi-ns and
other numattis touching ec!c-tio:, r.d returns a- si '.1 may
be presented or come into oquc.-ti:,;, and be re,:0d to them
by the. House.
46. N co6ti;ittee shall sit during the setting t o the H u-',
without special leave.
47. All bills ordered -to be en;j::iro--l, shall be- executed,
in a fair, roundhand, and without orarc ,-r ntrL-,: '.









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48. Before a bill or resolution requiring three readings
shall be read the third time, it shall be carefully engrossed
under the direction of the Clerk, and upon the third reading
of the bill or resolution, it shall not be committed or amended
without the consent of three-fourths of the House.
49. No amendment by way of rider shall be received to
any bill on its third reading.
50. When a bill or resolution shall have passed its third
reading it shall be certified by the clerk, endorsing thereon
the day of its passage, and be transmitted to the Senate ac-
companied with a message stating the title of the bill or res-
olution, and asking the concurrence of that body, and its
transmission shall be entered upon the Journal.
51. Bills committed to a committee of the whole House
shall be first read throughout by the clerk, and then again
read and debated by clauses, leaving the preamble to be last
considered; the body of the said bill shall not be interlined
and defaced, but all amendments, noting the page and line,
shall be duly entered by the clerk on a separate paper, as
the same shall be agreed to by the committee, and so repor-
ted to the House. After report, the bill shall again be sub-
ject to be debated and iaended by clauses.
52. It shall be in order for the Committee on Enrolled and
Engrossed Bills to report at any time.
53. MIessages shall be tran smiitted to the Governor and
Senate by the Door-keeper, unless otherwise directed by the
House.
54. No bill shall be introduced into the House on the last
week of the session, nor shall the rules, or any of them, be
rescinded or suspended, unless two-thirds of the members
present, so direct.
55. That upon the adjournment of the General Assembly,
the Clerk of the House shall be required to file in the office
of the Secretary of State, all papers on file with him relating
to unfinished business, all original papers and Journals of the
House, and that he be required to obtain a certificate from
the Secretary of State that such has been done and file the
same with the Treasurer before receiving his compensa-
tion.
56. In all cases not provided for by these Rules, parlia-
imcntairy practice as laid down in Jefferson's Manual is here-
by adopted.

The report of tihe committee was concurred in, and on motion








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of Mr. Blount 80 copies of the Rules were ordered to be printed
for the use of the House.
Mr. Holland of Hern:dllo, from the Committee on Corpora-
tions, made tlhe following report:
The Committee on Corporation:- to whom was referred the
House bill entitled a bill to be entitled an Act to authorize the
suspension of specie p:iynients by the Banks in this State and the
Agencies of Banks that are in the banking business in this State,
having.had the same under consideration, do recommend that the
bill do pass with the following amendments, to-wit:
After the word specie" in the last line of the first section, the
words, "until the first day of January, 1862," be added. And
that after the word specie" in the fifth line of the second sec-
tion, the words "by the several Banks in this State and the
Agencies of all Banks that are engaged in the Banking business
in this State," be inserted, and that the word repealed" in the
sixth line of the same section be stricken out and the word sus-
"pended" be inserted in its stead, and the words "until the first
day of January, 1862," be added thereto.
N. W. HOLLAND, Chairman.
Which was read, and the accompanying bill placed among the
orders of the day.
The following message from his Excellency the Governor was
received and read.
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,
TALLAHASSEE, Nov. 27, 1860.
Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives
I submit herewith the reports of the Treasurer an'd Comptrol-
ler, exhibiting the financial condition of the State, together with
the reports of the Attorney General, Register and Salesman, and
the Treasurer of the Internal Improvement Fund, to which your
attention is respectfully invited.
Very respectfully,
M. S. PERRY.
On motion of Mr. Coffee, 500 copies of the Message and Ac-
companying Documents were ordered to be printed for the use of
the House.
Notice was given of intention to introduce the following bills
at some future day, viz:
By Mr. Murphy:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Ozias Budington.
By Mr. Canova:
SA bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Jacksonville
Light Infantry and to secure-certain exemptions.
By Mr. Clyatt:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Joseph P. Phelps,
of Levy county; also,








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SA l1i to be eiT.' an act ;rc il" p'loge at Cednr Keys.
ByMr. I1 t lf, ofhof Fc-nll In-e
A ill to be c lli an aocti the rief of McQouen Mein-

M'. Hullave notice that at :' day he would ask
leave to intr;,i,' a bil to be o(1 :17 an act to give the election
S6of C 'bls in the o.:.;;es i.ti.kit: of this State to the
legn! v trs of their rc i,.Qaoive PL ri s.
Mr. Lee ooave it'-'... that he woi, on some future day, asl
l.avie to intr ,S.a' a bill to be eokai.' an act to :mneind the elec-
tion laws in force in this f'ite;
Also, a bill to 1 o ,n ;!'f:! an to authorize James Fussell, a
minor, in Sm r a.ny, to assume the -mana:11gement of his own
(-:tte and1 contrai and be b ? i-.;':i'ted ,iah, &G.
Si. tadock gave :;:', that he w',,ld, at some future day,
asc leave to il 'a a till to be eltitle, an act enlarging. the
time for m-ikii' demand on :iilrod1 Coi:mpies for stock killed
or injured.
i. Xewburn give vi e tat e ntie ht would, on some future cay,
.introduce a bill t e -'1 I an act to divide the county of New
iv.- and rvcat.ie c;i -y of B, k .
r. VanZant ,:ave I nclice, :flhIt at some future day he would
ask leavee to intl. a i. to be entitled an act to amend the
Poor School Lav of .- Si" te so fhr as has reference to the
county of C.lilh,!:.
ORDERS OF THE DAY.
A bill to be Cen :t( tI an act to ,provide for the calling" of a Con-
vention of the people of the Si.to of Flridai, clme up on its
s:o,,d reading, and on motion of Mr. Holland, of Frankluin, the
House r(ieolvc it into a Committee of the Wholelfor its con-
,,i.r: 1"(n- r. II-.- i ith chair. Ater some time spent therein,
th"e committee ro.e and by their chairman report ed the bill back
to the uoi as .usi0;k_,L
,,hich.report was c .c'rred in.
A committee from the Senate, conti of Messrs. Chain,
'rokaw alnd C(;ai, wie on the House and informedic them that
in l r!snn'1- of the I- resolution the .Se: te would meet the
1,us in the ] e'.-t;: .tiv i Ch:i cr at 12 o'clock, M., to can-
-vass the Ekltio1 :inn'.- for G,.,vcrnor.
The following gentlemen, T.essrs. murphy, Mickler, ?Mays,
Bird, 1 o -i.,, of Franklin and Canova, presented prea-ibles and
resolution touching the crisis of thle' ties, the policy of calling
"a 1;'t Convention and the position tleit the State of Florida
should s-ue, tt ve at public meetings in their re-
spective (ciun.i ;
7 :i'.-h were n1 .. 1








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The Conmlnittee appointed to inform the Senate that the House
was ready to canvass the vote for Governor of this State, repor-
ted that they had performed that duty and were discharged.
On motion of Mr. Bird, a committee c:nsisting of Messrs. Bird,
Bellamy and Canova, were appointed to assist in counting the
votes.
SThe Senate having entered the Hall and occupied the seats as-
signed them, the Speaker 1oceeeded to open and publish, in the
piesenee of both Houses of the General Assembly, the returns
of the election for Governor.
After a careful canvass of all the returns, the Speaker an-
inoincedi the result to be as follows:
The whole number of votes given for Governor of Florida
were 12,252, of which number JoIN MILTON received the num-
ber of 6,994, and EDWARD HOPKINS received the number of
5,248; whereupon JOHN MILTOx having received the highest
number of votes, was declared duly elected Governor of the
State of Florida for four years from the first Monday of October
next.
The Senate returned to their Chamber.
On motion of Mr. Haddock, the House took a recess until 3
o'clock, this afternoon.


THREE O'CLOCK, P. M.
The House resumed its session-a quorum present.
The House resumed, in Committee of the whole, the considera-
tion of the bill to be entitled an act to provide for the calling of
a Convention of the people of the State of Florida-Mr. Hawes
in the Chair.
After some time spent in the consideration thereof, the Com-
mittee rose and reported the bill back to the House as amended,
and asked to be discharged;
Which report was concurred in by the House, the amendments
adopted, and the bill as amended read the second time and or-
dered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Judge of the Mid-
dle Circuit of Florida to hold an Extra Term of the Circuit Court
in Hamilton County;
Was read the second time, and on motion referred to the Com-
mittee on the Judiciary.
Resolution relative to the price of Public Lands in this State,
Was read the third time, and on the question of its passage
the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bellamy, Bird, Bissell, Blount,
Broxson, Canova, Campbell, Carter, Clyatt, Coffee, Collins, Dans-



0








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by, THaddock, Hawes, Howell, Holloman, Hull, Lee, Love, Mays,
McCormick, McKinnon, A.eans, Mickler, Mizell, IJ[Murphy, New-
burn, Oliver, Parker, Pooser, Price, .7ichrdu'n,. obinson, Rus-
sell, Stewart, VanZant, Vogt, Wells, Willknson, Yates and
Yon-42.
Nay-MIr. Bowne-1.
So the resolution passed-title as stated.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the suspension of
specie payments by the BInks of this State and the agencies of
Banks that are engaged in the banking business in this State,
Was read the second time, the amendments recommended by
the Committee on Corporations concurred in and the bill as amend-
ed ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.
'The rule being waived, Mr. Mays, from the Committee on the
Judiciary, was allowed to make the following report:
The Committee on the Judiciary to whom was referred a bill
to be entitled an Act to Quiet Titles and to prevent unjust and
vexatious Litigation in the County of Escanmbia, have had the
same under consideration, and believing it to be the duty of the
State to give quiet and peace to the titles of its citizens, acquired
in good faith, and that the best interests of society are secured
and promoted thereby, ask leave to report the accompanying bill
to the House as a substitute for the bill referred, and recommend
that it do pass. All of which is respectfully submitted.
D. H. MAYS,
Chairman Judiciary Committee.
"Which report was read and the bill and substitute placed
among the orders of the day.
k A bill to be entitled an act to quiet titles and prevent unjust
and vexatious litigations in the county of Escainia,
Came up on its second reading, and the substitute reported by
the Committee on the Judnicia:ry adopted in lieu thereof and or-
dered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.
On motion of Mr. Hawes, the House adjourned until to-mor-
row morning, 10 o'clock.



THURSDAY, November 29th, 1860.

"The House met pursuant to adjournment-a quorum present.
The Rev. Mr. Glover officiated as Chaplain.
On motion of Mr. Coffee the reading of the Journal of yester-
day was dispensed with.
A Committee from the Senate consisting of Messrs. Call, Bro-
kaw and Bowers waited on the House and informed them that









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the Senate had unanimously passed the bill to be entitled an act
to provide for the calling of a Convention of the People of the
State of Florida, as reported by the Joint Committee, without
amendment.
Notice was given of intention to introduce the following bills
at some future day, viz:
By Mr. 1Williams:
A bill to be entitled an act for the purpose of imposing an ex-
tra tax upon all Goods manufactured North of Mason's and Dix-
on's line and brought into.this State for sale.
By Mr. Canova:
A bill to be entitled an act for the better protection of the
fisheries on the St. Johns river in this State.
By Mr. Russell:
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Town of Monti-
cello in Jefferson county; also,
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Episcopal Church
in said town.
By Mr. Mickler:
A bill to be en titled an act for the relief of A. D. Rogero,
Sheriff of St. Johns county.
By Mr. Holland of Hernando:
"A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the payment of the
Florida Volunteers andifor. other purposes.
By Mr. Parker:
A bill to be entitled an act to declare Peas Creek navigable.
By Mr. Love:
A bill to be entitled an act to change and define the boundary
line between Gadsden and Liberty counties.
By Mr. Yates:
A bill to be entitled an act for the benefit of actual settlers of
Brevard county and for other purposes.
By Mr. Means:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Hon. B. A. Put-
nam; also,
A bill.to be entitled an act for the relief of the Executor of tlie
Estate of Robert H. Child, deceased.
Mr. Holland of Franklin moved that a Select Committee be
appointed and 1 structed to report a bill to this House to punish
in a summary manner persons uttering abolition sentiments in
this State;
Which was agreed to, and Messrs.-Holland of Franklin, Mays,
Yates, Bowne and Blount were ap J 1 said Committee.
On motion, the rules were waived, the following bills were
introduced which were placed among tLe orders of the day:
By Mr. Cole :












A bill to be entitled an Act for the relief of A. J. Peeler, Clerk
of the Supreme Court;
A bill tO be entitled an act to prevent the peddling of Books
in this State.
By Mr. Newburn:
A bill to be entitled an act to allow Matthew L. McKinney to
assume the management of his own estate; also
A bill to be entitled an act to change the name of Jeierson
Felmer Ault to that of Jefferson Felmer Johns.
By Mr. McKinnn:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Walton County rel-
ative to the Poor School Finiii ; also
A bill to be entitled an act to repeal a Bridge Tax in Walton
County.
By Mr. VanZant:
A bill to be entitled an act to establish the Records of Colum-
bia County, and for other purposes.
By Mr. Williams
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize Ephraim S:undrs, a
minor, to assnine the management of his own estate.
Pursuant to previous notice the following bills were introduced
and 1placel among the orders of the day:
By Mr. V.anZ:ilt:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the School Laws of the
County of Co:lulmbia.
By Mr. Lee:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the Election Laws of this
State; and
A bill to be entitled an Ict fo empower James Fussell, a minor,
to assume the management of his own estate, and for other pur-
p)oses tllierein specified.
By Mr. Miizell:
"A bill to be -etitlel,, an act to assess and collect Taxes in Bre-
vard county by the Sheriff of the county of Orange as ex-officio
Tax-Asse-sor and Collector.
"MrI. Vogt, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, made the
following report:
The Commllittee on Elngrossed iBills report the following bills
nnd resolution as correctly engrossed, viz:
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the suspension of
specie payments by the Banks of this. State and the Agencies of
Banks that are engaged in the,: nkiing business. in this StaIte;
A bill to be entitled an act to quiet titles and to prevent un-
just and vexatious litiation in the county of Ese:nlia ;
A resolution relative to the price of the Public Lands in this
State, i ':c :ctDfily .unhit ted,
D. A. YOGT, Ci airman.











Which was read and the acc : p;: ayi,.;1ig .bills and resolution
placed among the orders of the day.
.Notice was given of intention to introduce the following bills-
at some future day, viz:
By Mr. Blount:
A bill to be entitled an act to regulate and define the duties
and liabilities of tRailiro:d Companies in this State;
A bill to be entitled an a: t to :amend the acts creating liens in
fhvor of mechanics and others;
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the pleading and practice
in the Courts of this State;
A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act fixing the compen-
sation of Alictioneies;
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for filling vacancies in
the office of Justices of the Peace; and
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Ala-
bama and Florida R:lilvoad Company.
Mr. Blount presented the petition of sundry citizens of Escam-
bia county praying to be declared exempt from the operation of
the acts of 23d December, 1856 ;
Which was read and referred to a Select Conmnittee con'-ist ing
of Messrs. Blount, Oliver and Vogt.
Mr. Means presented a memorial for the relief of llon. B. A.
Putnam;1
Which was read and referred to the Committee on the Ju-
diciary.
Mr. Canova presented a memorial for the relief of John M.
Irwin;
W,hich was read and referred to the Committee on Claims.
A committee consisting of Mes.-srs. Roders, StarIke and Call,
from the Senate, waitAd upon the House to inform them that the
Senate had concurred in the resolution to go into the election of
State Officers at 12 o'clock to-day.
Mr. Bellamy offered a resolution relative to the sale of the
Stocks of other States held by the Comptroller for the payment
of debts of the State, and the purchase of Arms and Munitions of
War;
Which was read the first time, the rule waived, read a second
and third time by its title and put upon its passage, upon which
the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bellamy, 'Bird, Bissell, Blount,
Broxson, Canova, Canmplelil, Carter, Coffee, Collins, Cole, Dans-
by, Hawes, Holland of Franklin, Holland of Hernlando, Howell,
Hull, Lee, May, McCormick, McKi nonl, Mes, Miclder, Mizell,
fMuIrphy, Newburn, Oliver, Parker, Pooser, Price, Richardson,
5









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Robinson, Russell, Stewart, Vogt, Wells, Williams, Wilkinson,
Yates and Yon-40.
Nays-N0one. .
So the Rkesolution p,1sQed-title a1 stated.
Ordered that the :ame be certified to the Senate.
A committee coniti:g of Me.srs. Call, Davidson and Aber-
crombie, from the Senate, waited upon the House to inform them
that the Senate had adopted the Joint Rules reported by the
Joint Committee appointed to draft rules for the government of
both Houses.
Mr. Hawes moved the adoption of the Joint Rules as reported
by the Joint Committee;
Which was agreed to.

ORDERS OF THE DAY.
Senate bill to be entitled an act to provide for a Convention of
the People by the State of Florida,
Was read the first time, the rule waived and read a second time
by its title.
Mr. Love moved to strike out the 3d day of January" and
insert in lieu thereof the 17th day of January ;"
Upon which motion the yeas and nays were called for by
Messrs. Holland and Love, and were as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Bissell, Bowne, Broxson, Campbell, Haddock,
Holloman, Hull, Lee, Love, McKinnon, Mizell, Murphy, Oliver,
Scott and Wilkinson-14.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bellamy, Bird, Blount, Canova,
Carter, Clyatt, Coffee, Collins, Cole, Dansby, Hawes, Holland of
Franklin, Holland of Hernandoy, M eays, cCormiick, Means, Mick-
ler, Newburn, Parker, Pooser, Pichnardson, Robinson, Russell,
Stewart, VanZant, Vogt, Wells, Williams, Yates and Yon-31.
So the amendment was lost.
The bill was then read the third time and put upon its pas-
sage, upon which the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bellamy, Bird, Bissell, Blount,
Broxson, Canova, Campbell, Carter, Clyatt, Coffee, Collins,
Cole, Dansby, Haddock, Hawes, Iolland of Franklin, Hol-
land of Hernando, Howell, Holloman, Lee, Love, Mays, Mc-
Cormick, McKinon, Means, MLickler, Mizell, [urihy, New-
burn, Oliver, Parker, Pooser, Price, Richardson, Robinson, Rus-
sell, Scott, Stewart, t VanZant, Vogt, Wells, Williams, Wilkin-
son, Yates and Yon4-45.
Nays-None.
So the bill pi'asd-title as -tated.
Ordered that Ithe a::e e Ie certified to the Senate.
Mr. Mlikler m 'vl that a committee be nppointed to inform











the Senate that the House is ready to go into the election of
SState officers;
Which was agreed to, and Messrs. Mickler, Vogt and Yon ap-
pointed said committee.
The committee having performed their duty were discharged.
The Senate entered the House and the President by request of
the Speaker took the chair.
The President declared the object of the joint meeting to be
to elect a Secretary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General and
Comptroller.
The joint meeting proceeded to the election of Secretary of
'State.
Mr. Russell nominated Mr. F. L. Villepigue.
The vote was:
For VILLEPIGUE-Senate 20. House--Mr. Speaker, Messrs.
Bellamy, Bird, Bissell, Blount, Bowne, Broxson, Canova, Camp-
bell, Carter, Clyatt, Coffee, Collins, Cole, Dansby, lHawes, Hlol-
land of Franklin, Holland of Hernando, Howell, Holloman, Lee,
Love, Mays, McCormick, 2MKinnon, eans, Mickler, Mizell,
Murphy, Newburn, Oliver, Parker, Pooser, Price, Richardson,
Robinson, Russell, Scott, Stewart, Yogt, Wells, Williams, Wilk-
inson, Yates and Yon-40. Total-60.
Blank-Mr. VanZant-1.
The President declared F. L. Villepigue duly elected Secretary
of State.
The joint meeting proceeded to the election of Treasurer.
Mr. McCall nominated C. H. Austin.
The vote was:
For AusTIN-Senate 20. House-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bel-
lamy, Bird, Bissell, Blount, Bowne, Broxson, Canova, Campbell,
'Carter, Clyatt, Coffee, Collins, Cole, Dansby, Haddock, THawes,
Holland of Franklin, Holland of Hernando, Howell, HEolloman,
Hull, Lee, Love, Mays, McCormick, McKinnon, Means, Mickler,
.MIizell, Murphy, Newburn, Oliver, Parker, Pooser, Price, Rich-
ardson, Roblison, Scott, Stewart, VanZant, Vogt, Wells, Wil-
liams, Wildinson, Yates and Yon-46. Tolal-66.
The President declared Charles H. Austin duly elected Treas-
urer of the State of Florida.
The joint meeting proceeded to the election of Attorney Gen-
eral.
Mr. Holland of Tlernanldo nominated _I. J C. lbrith of
Tallahassee.
Mr. Pooser nominated MIr. T. T. Long, of Nassau Co-rny.
The vote was:
For GALBRAITH-Senate -10. House-Messrs. -Bellamy, Bis-
Ssell, Bloumt, Bowne, Canova, Campbell, Carter, Coffee, Cole,
Holland of Franklin, Holland of Hernando, Howell, McKinnon,









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iMurphly, Oliver, Parker, Richardson, Scott, Williams, Yates and
Yon-21. Total-31.
.For Lox--Scn:ic--. H[ s-.3,-srs. Bird, Cly:tt, Collins,
D".n by, Haddock, Iav.es, Lee, .y-, .Cuik, Mcis, Mick-
ler, Mizll, newborn, Po':J,, ri,., Robinson, Russell, Seart,
anZ:l t, YoTi nd 5Wels-21. Tot:l--30.
lL K-Senate-1. -lous -' .rs. Broxson, iHolloman,
Hull, Love and Wilkinson 5. Totil-(.
The President declared that there was no election, neither of
the cadidates in rcied the requliite num r of votes.
The joint meeting proceeded to a second ballot.
The vote was:
For GALTRAITr -Senate-9. IHou-se--? [Mes.srs. Bellamy, Bis-
sell, Blount, Bowne, Broxson, Can6va, Campbell, Carteri, Cole,
Holland of Franklin, Holland of Hernando, Howell, MIcKinlnn,
Murphy, Oliver, F:riker, Ricliarison, Scott, Willianlls, Wilkinson,
Yates and Yon-22. Total-31.
For LooG-Seia e-9. Toblnse-: Mesrs. Bird, Clynt t, Collins,
Dansby, Haddock, Hawes, Hull, Lee, MMays, IcCoriciik, Manis,
Mickler, Mizell, Newburn, Pooser, Price, Robinson, Russelli
Stewart, VanZ;it, Yogt and Wells-22. Total-31.
BLkXK-Senate-2. House-Messrs. Coffee, Holloman and
Love-3. Total-5.
The President declared th thathere was no election.
On motion of Mr. Call of the Senate, the Joint Meeting pro-
ceeded to the election of Comptroller of Public Accounts.
Mr. Holland of Hern.ando nominated Mr. R. C. Williams of
Leon county.
Mr. VanZant n-min-ted Mr. Lewvis Pyles, of Alachna county.
Mr. Love nominatcd ,Mr. John Beard, of Leon county.
The vote was:
For W`rLIrns-Senate 10. Hiouse-Messrs. Bird, Bissel,
Blount, Bowne, Broxson, Canova, C, Caipbell, Carter, Cole, Dans-
by, Holland of Franklin, Holland of Hernando, Howell, Lee, Mc-
Kinnon, Oliver, Parker, Roblins.n, ilussell, Scott, Williams and
Ynte.-.2 2. To-,taI-3
For PYLES-SC0nt 8. lb sr-oers. Cl]yalt, CTffe, LIad-
dock, Hawes, Hull, [-.LCC 1ick, means Micker, Mizell, Murphly,
Newiurnn, l'ooscr, Price, Ste;; :nt, YanZant, Yogt, Wells and
Yon-18. Total-2 .
For B EA-D-Senate 1. Hc, e-MO- .r:l'. X:ll:any, Collins,
iolloman, Love, .ials and WTilkinson-.0. Total '7.
SThe Pres:ie, declared that there was no election.
..ra. Call of thle Senate e te' ntof the Joint
n'<:-ii' i; 12 o'.-, k -nIorrowt;
W which ni.,C"I.i ovf t o lost.li









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The Joint meeting prmx'e.'ld! to a secn,! ballot for Comptrol-
ler.
The vote was:
For WnTLLIXs--Se1nate 10. THous-e-M-r. Speaker, 1Mesrs.
B3ird, i.-hl., Blount, Bowne, Broxson, Canfova, Campbell, Car-
ter, Cole, Dansby,, HIoliand of Franklin, Holland of IHernando,
Howell, Lee, Mcnonl Parker, RIobinson, Russell, Scott, Wil-
liams and Yates-22. Total-32.
For PYLES-Senate 9. Housei-Messrs. Clyatt, Coffee, Col-
lins, iHaddock, -Hull, 2c('orlnicks,eans, Mi cle.r, Mizell, Mur-
phy, Newburn, Pooser, Price, Stewart, VanZant, Vogt, Wells
and Yon-18. Total-27.
SFor BEA.D-Senate 1. ITolse-le:srs. Bellamy, HIawes,
Holloman, Love, Mays and WVilkinson-6. Total 7.
S 3B:inki-Mr. Richardson-1.
The President declared that there was no election.
On motion of Mr. Call of the Semnate, the joint meeting ad-
journed.
On motion of Mr. Hawes, the House took a recess until 3
o'clock, P. M.


3 O'CLOCK, P. M.
Tne IHouse resumed its session-a quorum present.
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the suspension of
specie payments by the banks of0 this State and the Agencies of
Banks that are engaged in the banking business in this State,
came up on its third reading..
Mr. Holland of Franklin moved that the rule be waived and
the.bill placed back upon its second reading;
Which motion was agreed to.
MI.X Holland of Franklin offered the following amen r ,dment :
SEc. 3. Be it further e enacted, That from andf afteri the passage
of this act, no sale shall be made in this State by virtue of any
writ of fieri fhcias on Decree in Equity, until the first Monday in
January, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty-twvo; pro-
vidled, howcever, the Defendant shall give Bond for the forthcom-
ing of said property on the first Monday of January, A. D., one
thousand eight hundred and sixty-tvio, as now by law provided
for the replevin of property.
Which was read and the yeas and n:ya being called for on the
adoption of the same by e-:-J. Holland of Franklin and Pount,
were
Yeas-,Mesrs. Bellamy, Bird, Dansby, Holland of Franklin,
lMcCormick, Pooser, Price, Russell and Wells--9.
iNXays--M[r. Speaker-3IM.-s. Blount, 'Broxson, Canova, Camp-
---~ .,1-- o._o va C.i









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bell, Carter, Coffee, Collins, Cole, IHll;nd of IHrnando, Howell,
IHolloman, HullLeLoves,ciLe, L M cK Mickler, Murpy,
Nvewburn, Oliver, Pa.c'r, St_ Vog't, Wi-i'm,, Wilhin:o],
Yates and Yon-28.
So the annditii. was lost.
The rule being ;waiv_.1l, _1r. Holland of Franllin mo ed that
the bill with the amendment be referred to the Committee on the
Judiciary of the Iiouse to form a Joint Committee by uniting
with the Committee on the Judiciary of the lSenate in its consid-
eration;
Which motion was 1agreeid to.
The rule being waiivel Mlays moved that a coml ittee be
appointed to inform the fScnath that s.u;lh was the action of tihe
House, and also that ::id Ju"diciary Committee of the' House
and Senate as a joint I:o:fiittee would also consider and report
at the same time upon a bill now .before the Coummittee on the
Judiciary of the House entitled an act to stay Judicial Sales in
this State;
Which motion was agreed to, and e.:'mrs. Mays, Holland of
Franklin, and llnd of rHerna::.ln appointed said Committee.
The rule being w:ivei, Mr. Mays from the Judiciary Comnmit-
tee made the f.;llo,-ig report:
The Judiciary Committee to whom was >:.;- :cd a bill to be
entitled an act to authorize the Judge of the Circuit: Court for
the Middle Circuit of Florida to hold an extra term of the Cir-
cuit Court for the County of Hamilton, bg leave to report that
they have had the same under c(oinsi(leration, and return the same
-to the House without amendment, and recor:mm1end its passage.
All of which is respectfully sul:it teld,
D. H. MAYS, Chairman.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among the
,orders oft the day.
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of A. J. Peeler, Clerk
(of the Supreme Court;
Was read the first time, and on motion the rule was waived,
read the second time by its title, and ordered to be engrossed
for a third reading on to-morrow.
The following bills were read the first time and ordered for a
:second reading on to-morrow:
A bill to be entitled an act to allow Jefferson Filmer Ault to
change his name to Jefferson Filer Johns.
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the election laws of this
:State.
A bill to be etiitled an act to ame ndi the School laws of the
,County of Columbia.
A bill to be entitled an act to empower James Fussell of Sum-
iter county to assume the management of his own estate.









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A bill to be entitled an act to authorize Ephraim Saunders to(
assume the management of his own ecatie.
Engrossed bill to be ullih:. an act to quiet titles and to pre-
vent unjust and vexatiol.: liliaLtiiin in the County of Escambia.
Was read the third time and on the question of its passage the
'vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bird, Bissell, Blount, Broxson,
Campibel, Carter, Coffee, Collins, Cole, Dansby, Haddock,
Hawes, Holland of Franklin, Howell, Holloman, Lee, Love, Mc-
Cormick, McKinnon, Means, Mickler, Mizell, Murphy, Oliver,
Parker, Pooser, Richardson, Scott, Wells, Williams, Yates and
Yon-34.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed-title as stated.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Love the House adjourned till to-morrow
morning, 10 o'clock.



FRIDAY, November 30th, 1860.

The House met pursuant to adjournment-a quorum present.
The Rev. Mr. Glover officiated as Chaplain.
On motion of Mr. Oliver the reading of the Journal of yester-
day was dispensed with.
T Notice was given of intention to introduce the following bills
at some future day, viz:
By Mr. Stewart:
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize W. J. J. Duncan and
Elizabeth Zipperer, to establish a Toll Bridge across the Suwan-
nee river at Zipperer Ferry.
By Mr. Hawes:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of James B. Brown,
former Tax, Collector of Putnam county.
Mr. Coffee introduced a resolution to pay Benjamin F. 'Whit-
ner, Jr., for surveying and marking the bomudary line between,
the States of Georgia and Florida;
SWhich was read and placed among the orders of the day.
Mr. Holloman presented a series of ei'olutions adopted at a,
public meeting of the citizens of Gadsden county;
Which were read.
Mr. Yogt from the Committee on Engrossed bills made the
following report:
The Committee on Engrossed bills report the following bills,
as correctly engrossed, viz:
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Judge of the Mid-









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dle Circuit of Florida to hold an extra Term of the Circuit Court
in Hamilton county; and,
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of A. J. Peeler, Clerk
of the Supreme Court.
1 expect hilly sublnmitt d,
ID. A. VOGT, Chainman.
AWhich was read and placed anm:g the orders of the day.
Mr. WilliaIs, from the-Committee othehe Militia to whom was
referred that part of the Governor's .Mcsagae relating to Military
Afi"irs, made the follo wg IRportU
"The Committee on the MJilitia to whom was referred that por-
tion of the Governo's MesA;:.;- relating to Militairy Affairs, have
hadc the same under consideration, and beg leave to
REPORT:
That they find great want of syst-m in the Militia laws of the
State. These laws insists of various enactments :'pass at dif-
ferent times, containing provisions and amndments not alto-
gether consistent with each other, and not constituting such a
complete code of law on the subject as the exigencies of the State
require. Your Committee do not deemi it c:lexpicnt at this time
to attempt a consolidationn and completion of these laws, and
think sufficient at least for the present time such :amili.endmelnts as
are contained in the Bill aic:ompanyin this Report, recomlienlld-
ing however a more complete code to be prepared as soon as
practicable.
Your Committee find the chief difficulty in the way of an ef-
fective Militia System in the. Stae to be a supposed defect in the
Constitution relative to the powers of Court MIartial, and recom-
mend an amendment to the s.;ne, whAich will obviate the ditlicilty.
Your Committee further recommend that a suitable salary be
attached to the Office of ,-l i i t t encral.
JOS. JO IN WILLIAMS, Chairman.
Which report was received and read, and the accompanying
bill placed aLmonl, the orders of the day.
The followln g message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CHAMBER,
November 30th, 1860.
Hox. JOHI- B. GALBRAITII,
Speaker of thle Houcse of iRlprestetauiv:c
Smr:-The Senate has passed the following bills, viz:
A bill to be entitled an act making certain appropriations for
the support of the Government; also,
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Joseph B. Wood,
of Columbia county.
Very respectfully,
B. F. PAKKER, Secretary of the Senate.










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Which was read, and tlie ,rc../pa g bills placed among
the orders of the day.

ORDERS OF THE DAY.
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the Militia Laws now in
force in this State;
Was read the first time, rule waived, read the second time by
its title, and on motion of Mr. Holtland of Franklin, the House
resolved itself into a Conmmittee of the Whole for its considera-
tion-Mr. Yogt in the Chair.
After some time spent therein the Comnittee rise and by their
Chairman repl;:red the Bill back to the House as amended and
recommended its passage :and asked to be discharged;
Which report was concurred in, and the bill as amended or-
dered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-norrow.
A Con, itnf'e from the Senate co.nisting of I-::.rs. Chain,
Brokaw and Rogers, waited on the iHouse to inform themi that
the Senate had passed a Joint Re-solution relative to adjomun-
ment;
Which was rec,-ived and placed among the orders of the day.
A Committee from the Senate cns:.ting of M-essrs. Mc:Il,
McQueen and Davkins waited upon the Houise to inform them
that the Senae had passed a bill to be (entiled an act for the re-
lief of Gen. Williami E. Anderson and others;
WVhieh was received and placed among the orders of the day.
On motion of Mr. May): the rule was waived and he slowed
to make the following report:
Mr. M.ays from the Committee on the Judiciary made the fol-
lowing report:
The Judiciary Committee to whom was referred a bill to be
entitled an act to authorize the :suspnc:ion) of specie payment by
the banks thatnre e;ngagcd in the larning husiiuiss in this State;
and a bill to be entitled an act to stay judicial sales in this State,
have had the same under consideration and beg leave to

REPORT:
That they recomnend that the amendment offered in the
House to the first bill be not adopted, and that two additional
sections, numbers- 3 and 4, herewith su,nitto ed,. be attached as
amendment and that the bill tnhs a undled do pass.
They also report a bill which they rconunond as a slustitite
for the bill to be entitled an act to s-y judicial poceedings'.
All of which is rIspectfiill submit 1d,
D. IH. MA YS.
C(hair'n Juliciary Colmmittee.
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Which was received and read, and the bills and amendments
placed among the orders of the day.
Mr. H9lland of Franklin moved that the rule be waived
and the Joint Resolution of the Senate relative to adjournment
be taken up;
Which motion was agreed to.
W1iich was read and MrI. Russell moved to strike out the num-
ber seven in the fifth line and insert the number fourteen"
in lieu thereof;
Upon which motion the yeas and nays being called for by
Messrf Hiolland and Blount, were as follows:
Yeas-MessBrs. Bird, Bissell, Campbell, Carter, Howell, Hollo-
man, Hull, Love, McKiNllnon, Mizell, Murphy, Newburn, Price,
Russell,. Scott, Yates and Yon-1J7.
SNays-MAr. Speaker, Messrs. Bellamy, Blount, Broxson, Clyntt,
Coffee, Collins, Cole, Dansby, Hawes, Hollalnd of Franklin, Hol-
land of Hernando, Lee, Mays, McCormick, Means, Mickler, Oli-
ver, Parker, Pooser, Richardson, Robinson, Stewart, VanZant,
Vogt, Wells, Williams and Willinson-28.
So the motion was lost.
Upon the question of the passage of the resolution the vote
was:
Yeans--Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bellamy, Blount, Broxson, Carter,
Clyatt, Coffee, Collins, Cole, Dansby, Ilawes, Holland of Frank-
lin, H-olland of H-ernando, Howell, Lee, Mays, McCormick,
Means, Mickler, Mizell, Murphy, Oliver, Parker, Pooser, Price,
Richardson, Robinson, Stewart, VanZant, Vogt, Wells, Williams,
VWilkinson, Yates and Yon-35.
Nays-Messrs. Bird, Bowne, Campbell, Holloman, McKinnon,
Newburn, Russell and Scott-9.
So the resolution passed-title as stated.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Havwes the rule was waived and he allowed
to introduce the following bill:
A bill to be entitled an act for the-relief of Howell A. Baisden
former Sheriff of Putnam county;
Which was read the first time, rule waived, read the second
time by its title and placed among the orders of the day.
On motion of Mr. Hull, the House took a recess until 3 o'clock,
P. M.


THREE O'CLOCK, P. M.

The House resumed its session-a quorum present.
Mr. Dansby moved that the rules be waived and the Hounse








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act upon the Senate bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Gen.
William E. Anderson and others;
Which motion was lost,
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the dJudge of the Mid-
dle Circuit of the State of Florida to hold an extra Term of the
Circuit Court in Hamilton county;
Was read the third time and put upon its passage upon which
the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Blount, Carter, Coffee, Collis,
Cole, Dansby, Hawes, Howell, Holloman, Hull, Lee, Love, Mc-
Cormick, McKinnon, Means, Mickler, Newburn, Oliver, Parker,
Pooser, Price, Richardson, Scott, VanZant, Vogt, Wilkinson aid
Yates-28.
Nays-None.
So said bill passed-title as stated.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
A Committee from the Senate consisting of Messrs. Abercrgm-
bie, Chain and Starke, waited upoa the House and informed them
that the Senate had passed a Joint Resolution relative to the
Convention;
Which was received and placed among the orders of the day.
The following message was received from his Excellency the
Governor:
EXECUTIVE CIAMBE, I
TALLAHASSEE, Nov. 30th, 1860.
Hon. JOIN'B. GALBRAITH,
Speaker of the HTouse of PIcprcscntats es:
Sin-I respectfully recommend the following nomination for
the advice and consent of the General Assembly.
NASSAU COUNTY.
Auctioneer-E. J. Acosta.
Very Respectfully, M. S. PERRY.
Which was read, and on motion of Mr. Haddock the nomina-
tion therein contained advised and consented to.
The following message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CHAMBER,
November 30, 1860.
Hon. Joux B. GALBRAITH,
Sllpackr of the _House of BRepresentatives :
SSIn-The Senate has passed the following joint resolution, viz:
Joint Resolution in relation to the Convention; also
Resolution in relation to electing a United States Senator.
Very Retlpectfhlly,
L'.J PARKEL J,
SS5cretary of Senate.








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Which was read and the accomplaning resolutions placed
among the orders of the day.
A bill to be entitled an azct to amend the Election Laws now
in force in this St:ae,
Was read the seclld time and ordered to be engrosss.ed for a
third reading on to-morrow.
The following message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CHIIAMBE, }
S" November 30th, 1860. f
lion. JOTIN B. GA-,AIT1,
a:ICI, of the e of eQcp7;resenltatives
SiR: The Senate has p1:sed the following bill, viz:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the Pilot Laws of the
port of Fernandina.
Very reOspecTtfilly,
"B. F. PARKER,.
Secretary of the Senate.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among the
orders of the ,ay.
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the School Laws of Co-
lumbia County,
VWas read the Secnd time and on motion of Mr. Haddock re-
ferred to the Committee on i,-ho:.ls :,:d Colleges.
A Committee from the nate, consisting of Messrs. Aber-
Qomnbie, Irol-aw and fil.in, waited upon the. House to inform
that. body that the lSenate had passed a bill to authorize the
County Commissioners of E:eniaaihia county to borrow money to
build a' Court iHouse and Jail;
vWhich bill was placed among the orders of the day.
Mri. Mays: moved to take up the Iill e';l itld an act to author-
ize the suspeni-in of specie ):paymcn: by the Banks in this State
and the agenci:-s of Banks that are engaged in banking business
in this St. :te;
Upon whli,.i motion the y--n :ndi nays were called for by
Messrs. M1 ys and Blount, and were as follows:
Yeas-?r. Speaker, M-.;:-.r. C i..a, Coe, Collins, ITaLwes,
Holland of Fr.a li', I,::,a, Love, May.s, McCorniicl, Means,
Mickler, .-_ t anrd VYo-- ."
Inas-l-r: .s. .i:i, ,::-., C:..1ambe, Carter, Clyatt, Cole,
D:unsly, H:IT I ., Hl:,laud ofI ''lrm Howel,, Hull, Lee, Mc-
Kinnon, ;I y.-,., NImewburn, Cll:ver, Pooser, Price, Robinson,
T-)
uIseo, St-1' I Wilkiron, Yateas and Yon-2-14.
which motio was st
Senate bill to be 1itle-1 an act to establish the Planters and
Mca;-.ni ., 1. of PensaCcola,
Was, on m'',.n of Mr. 1'ialt, tail n up, read the first a.d








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second times by its title and referred to Committee on Corpora-
tions.
The following message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CHAMBER,
November 30th, 1860.
Hon. JoIIN B. GALBRAITH,
,)car'cr of the House of Tprst.acti'u :
SIn: The Senate has passed the following Bill, viz:
A bill to be entitled an act to allow James R. Green of Gads-
den county to contract and be contracted with.
B. F. PARKER,
SSecretary of Senate.
"WVhich was read and the accompanying bill placed among the
orders of the day.
Also the following:
SENATE CHIAMIBER,
November 30th, 1860. f
Hon. JoNix B. GALBRAITH,
Spc)kcer of the Houwse of Representatives:
Sir: The Senate has.passed the following bill, viz:
H-ouse bill to be entitled an act to quiet titles and to prevent
unjust and vexatious litigation in the county of Escambia.
Very respectfully,
B. F. PARKER,
Secretary of Senate.
Which was read and the accompanying bill ordered to be en-
rolled.
The following bills were read the second time and ordered to
be engrossed, viz;
A bill to be entitled an act to repeal an act authorizing a
Bridge Tax in Walton county;
A bill to be entitled an act to empower James Fussell, a minor,
to take charge of his own estate;
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize Ephraim Saunders, a
ninor, to assunle the management of his own estate.
A bill to be entitled an act to change the name of Jefferson
Felmer Ault to Jefferson Felmer Johns,
Was read the second time, and on motion of Mr. Mi1.urphy, the
bill was amended by inserting a section in said bill changing
the name of Benjamin Keyton Durance ':o Blenjamin Keyton
Kennedy.
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief < f Howell A. Baisden,
former Sheriff and Tax-Collector of Putnam county,
Was read the first time and ordered for a second reading on
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Mr. Vogt, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, made the
following report:
The Co0in1ii ti on Eic'rossed Bills report the following bill as
correctly engrossed, viz:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the Militia Laws now in
force in this State.
Respectfully submitted,
D. A. VOGT, Chairman.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among the
orders of the day.
Mr. Coffee moved that a Committee of three be appointed to
act with a similar Committee on the part of the Senate to pre-
pare an appropriation bill;
Which motion was adollpted(, and Messrs. Coffee, Vogt and
Hawes were appointed -::id Coi'mmlittee.
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Walton county
relative tothe School Fund,
Was read the- second time and referred to the Committee on
;Schools and Colleges.
Mr. Holland of Hernando moved that the members, officers
and printers of the House be allowed the same compensation as
that paid for similar services by the last General Assembly;
Which was agreed to.
A Committee from the Senate, consisting of Messrs. Chain,
Simkins and Baldwin, waited upon the House to inform them
that the Senate had passed a bill to authorize the building of a
bridge over Ba3 on Texas;
Which bill was placed among the orders of the day.
Resolution to pay Benjamin F. Whitner, Jr., for surveying
and marking the boundamry line between the States of Georgia
and Florida,
Was read the second time and ordered for a third reading on
to morrow.
A committee from the Senate, consisting of Messrs. Baldwin,
Jones and Dawkins waited on the House and announced that the
Senate had passed a resolution for the relief of L. I. Fleming;
Which was received and the accompanying resolution placed
:among the orders of the day.
A bill to be entitled an act to prevent the peddling of Books
in this State;
Was readte he third time and put upon its passage upon which
the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bellamy, Bird, Blount, Broxson,
Campbell, Clyatt, Coffee, Collins, Cole, Dansby, Haddock, Hoawes,
Holland of Franklin, Holland of Hernando, Howell, Hull, Lee,
Love, McCormick, M.eans, Mickler, Murphy, Newbiurn, Oliver,









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Pooser, Price, Richardrson, Robinson, Russell, Scott, Stewart,.
Yogt, Wilkinson, Yates and Yon-35.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed-title as'stated.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
The rule being waived, Mr. Russell gave notice that he would
on to-morrow introduce a resolution to form a Select Joint Com-
mittee to take into consideration the Militia Laws of this State,
and offer a bill early in the adjourned term of the General As-
sembly in lieu of the same.
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of A. J. Peeler,
Was read the third time and upon the question of its passage
the vote was:
YEAS-?hlr. Speaker, Messrs. Bird, Blount, Campbell, Carter,
Clyatt, Coffee, Collins, Cole, D)ansby, Haddock, Hawes, Holla:nd,
of Franklin, Howell, Hull, Lee, Love, Mays, McCormick, Mc-
Kinnon, Means, Mickler, Newburn, Oliver, Parker, Pooser,
Price, Richardson, Robinson, Russell. Scott,, VanZant, Vogt,
Williams, Wilkinson, Yates and Yon-37.
Nays--INone.
So the bill passed-title as stated.
Ordei-ed that the same be certified to the Senate.
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the Militia Laws of this
Sttate,
Was read the third time and on the question of its passage the
vote was:
YEAS-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bird, Blount, Broxson, Camp-
bell, Carter, Coffee, Collins, Cole, Dansby, Haddock, Hawes,
Holland of Franklin, Holland of Hernando, Holloman, Lee, Mays,
McKiinon, Means, Mickler, Muirphy, Newburn, Parker, Pooser,
Richardson, Robinson, Scott, Vogt, Williams, Wilkinson, Yates
and Yon-36.
INay-IMr. Love-1.
So the bill passed-title as stated.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
A committee consisting of Messrs. Holland of Franklin, Coffee
and Blount, was appointed to return a Senate bill to the Senate
for amendment.
The committee returned and reported that they had perform&
the duty assigned them and asked to be discharged.
A committee consisting of Messrs. McQueen, Call and Rodgers,
waited upon the Iouse and informed them that the Senate had
passed an act to provide against the failure of a representation
from the Counties of Dade and Monroe, in the Convention, and
requested the concurrence of the House thereto ;
Which was received and placed among the orders of the day.










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Mr. WTilkinson moved that the Iouse adjourn until to-mnorow
9 o'clock l
SUpon which motion the yeas and nays were called for by
iMessrs. .Iys and lRussell, and were as follows:
T,\s-Mir. Speaker, Messrs. Bird, Canova, Clyatt, Cole, Dans-
by, add.k, Haes, Howell, Hull, Mays, M'Ki M s,
Miclder, Miiz;1, KNewburn, Oliver, Pa.rer, Price, Richardson,
3uobinson, Russell, Wilkinsc-., Yates and Yn---2:.
Nays-Messrs. Blount, Carter, C(.i, ol:lnd of Franklin,
Holland of Jlernnlan, IT:,1i11ser, Love, 'Po, -e and Scott-9.
So the Ioiise adjourned until to-morrow 9 o'clock, A. M.



SATURDAY, Decembcr 1st, 1860.

TI o House met lUur;:nnt to adjourn:ient-a (jorll present.
The Rev. Mr. Glover oiliciated as Chaplain.
On motion of Mr. Hall the reeling of the Journal of yesterday
was di:-j:;pcen'ed with.
The fillowivin message was received from the Senate:
SATE CI-AMBER ,
December 1st, 1860.
HIon. Jons B. G.-\.:\\ItI,
,,:,'r of the IIT.e, of RTqepr e.nj/tot :.'
Sin: The entiree has passed the fiolowi ',g IHouse bill, viz:
A bill to be entitled an act for thle relief of A. J. Peeler, Clerk
of the Supreme Court.
Very respect flly,
3. F. PARKER,
Secretary of tie SIniite.
Which was read and the necompanying bill ordered to be en-
rolled.
On motion of Mr. Holland of Franklin, the rule was waived,
and the Senate bill to be entitled an act to provide against the
failure of a represntati .n from the counties of Dadle andl Miroe
hi the Convention w as read the first time.
On motion of Mr. IHlland of Fr'anlin, the rule was waived,
and the bill read the second and third limes by its title, and put
upon its passage upon which the vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bird, Bissell, lo1nmt, Broxson,
Canova, Carter, Coffee, Collins, Cole, Daensby, T olland of Frank-
lin, IHolland of HIrni Hiowell, HHolloman, Hlll, Lee, Love,
MCiornick, M'Kinion, Means, Mickler, Murphiy, Oliver, Par-
ker, Pooser, Price, Russell, Sc, tt, Stewart, VauZant, Vogt,
Wells, Wilkinson, Yates aud Yon-360.
Nays-None.












So the bill ia.-l-titl as :ni 1.a
Ordered that the same be cerli.. to the Senate.
Mr. Hollmand of Frankli moved that a C:.anittec be appoin-
ted to wait upon the Senate and inform them that the House ha'd
concurred in the passage of the hill;
WVhich was agreed to, and Messrs. Holland of Franklin, Coffee
and Blount:iappuinted said Committee.
On motion of Mr. HIi'ind of Hiran;no, the rule was waived,
and he allowed to make the folio ving report:
Mr. T ,l and of HIern.ndo, from the Committee on Corpora-
tions, made the following report:
The Committee on Corporations to whom was referred the
Senate bill to be entitled an act to establish the Planers and
Merchants Bank of Pen;:saI.', have had the same under consid-
eration and upon exnm-nat iwn find that its provisions are in strict
accordance with the requirement of the Constitution of this
State; they further find that pr-oper and due notice has been
given aecrdli g to law for an application to this Legislnture for
n charter for the 'said Bank, they therefore ask leave to report
the said bill back to the Lduse with the recommendation that it
do pass.
All of which is respectfiuly submitted,
N. W. HOLL AND,
Chnair'r1 Comn. on Corporations.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among the
orders of the day.
On motion of Mr. Holland of Hernando, the rule was waived,
and the hill to be entitled an act to establish a Bank in Pensaco-
la was read the first time.
On motion of_ Mr. Holland of lernando, the rule was waived,
and the bill read the second and third times by its title, and put
upon its pa --age upon which the vote was
Yea-'-Mr. speaker, l ,esrs. Bird, Blount, Broxson, Canova,
Campbell, Cofee, Collins, Cole,Dl;a1s, a-:. :, Holland of Frank-
lin, Illan 1 of HIrnan,'l, Hull, Lee, )iys, cCormick, M cKin-
non, ~Mna, Mickler, Tizell, Murphy, Oliver, Parker, Pooser,
Price, Richardson, Russell, Scott, VanZant, Wells, Wilkinson,
Yates and Yon-34.
Nays-None. .
So the bill passed-title as stated.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Collins, the same Committee, viz: ressis.
Holland of Franklin, Coffee alnd B'lor'.-1:t was rI'S ,,ia".Ut-,d to inform
the Sen-te that the House had concurred in the pa age of fl0
bill.
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Mr. Hawes introduced a series of resolutions from.Putnamr
county, of a public character upon the present crisis of affairs;
Which were received and read.
On motion of Mr. Pooser, the following Committee was ap-
pointed, viz: Messrs. Mays, Willians and B3ellamy to confer with
a similar Committee on the part of the Senate to report a bill to
the adjourned session at its convening as to the best means to be
devised for raising the revenue of the State.
The rule being w:aied, Mr. Love gave notice that he will at
some future day ask leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an
act to amend the laws of this State in reference to actions of
ejectment.
A Committee consisting of Messrs. Starke, Dawkins and Dun-
can waited upon the House and informed them that the Senate
had amended the bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Gen.
Willirm E. Anderson and others, and requested the concurrence
of the House thereto;
Which bill was received and placed among the orders of the
day.
Mr. iHollaman, from the Committee on Enrolled bills, made the
following report:
The Committee on Enrolled bills beg leave to report that they
have examined the following bills and find them correctly en-
rolled, viz:
A bill to be entitled an act to quiet titles and to prevent unjust
and vexatious litigation in the county of Escambiai; also,
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of A. J. Peeler, Clerk
of the Supreme Court.
Very respectfully slubmitt e,
D. W.. HOLLOMIAN, Chairman.
Which was read.
A Committee from the Senate consisting of Messrs. Call,
Walker and YWatlington waited upon the House to inform them
that the Senate had passed a bill to be entitled an act providing
for a State uniform and flag, and requested the concurrence of
the House thereto;
"Which bill was received and placed among the orders of the
day.
Mr. Vogt, from the Committee on Engrossed bills, made the
following report:
The Co-mnittee on Engrossed bills report the following bills
as correctly engrossed, viz:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of HIowel A. Baisden,
former Sheriff and Tax Collector of Putnam county;
SA bill to be entitled an act to amend the election laws now in
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A bill to be entitled an act to allow Jefferson Fikner Ault to
,change his name to Jefferson Filmer Johns;
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize Ephrain Saunders, a
minor, to assume the management of his estate;
A bill to be entitled an act to repeal an act authorizing a bridge
tax in Walton county; also,
A bill to be entitled an act to empower James Fussell, a mi-
nor of Sumter county, to assume the management of his own es-
tate, and contract and be contracted with.
Respectfully submitted,
D. A. VOGT, Chairman.
Which was read, and the accompanying bills placed among
the orders of the day.
A Committee from the Senate consisting of Messrs. Ingram,
Rogers and Walker, waited upon the House and informed them.
that the Senate had passed a bill to be entitled an act to charter
the Southern export and import company;
Which bill was received and placed among the orders of the
*day.
A Committee from the Senate consisting of Messrs. Dawkins,
Rodgers and Call waited upon the House and informed them that
the Senate had passed a bill to be entitled an act to amend the
Banking Laws of this State, and requested the concurrence of the
House thereto;
Which bill was received and placed among the orders of the
day.
A committee from the Senate consisting of lMessrs. Magee,
Starke and Duncan, waited upon the House and requested the
return to the Senate of a bill to be entitled an act to amend the
Banking Laws of this State.
The Speaker appointed M1essrs. Canova, Clyatt and Yon a
committee to return said bill.
The committee reported that they had performed their duty
and asked to be discharged.
Mr. Bird, from the Committee on Elections,-made the following.
report:
The Committee on Elections to whom was referred the matter
of the contested seat of the Representative from Clay County,
would respectfully submit the following ,

REPORT:

It appears from the evidence adduced before youvr Committee,
that the Board of Caunassers for s:id County, in cnnv'sing the
vote, rejected Long Branch precinct on the grounds as is alledoged
by them of informality and indication of fi'aud," in (iondt.iidig
the election at said precinct. That by the rejection of said pre-
All el.s rcic.Tat OL UPre-








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eint, the result of the ...: was changed in favor of i0 pres-
ent occupant of the seat by three votes. There is no evidence
before your car' to show that there was any actual fraud,
(though gr..! . -y,) ',i : ,',' ..... the election at said
LTong -. .h ,' :. -' d I'_':- .. the com -it! are of opin-
ion that ":,id i ":: ::' '. :" .. .' .-^ : _. ...ed by .". B board
of C:a.v 1-:-.': ..... : '.-_ the evi : .-, :, ..',",-:., there are very grave
doults on the minds of y.e r committee as to the legality of three
or more votes cast for the contestant at that and other p,;'eciits
in said iiny, leaving it 1 uNfi. as to who, or whether either
of the partss chiianh'., are ent'itled to the seat from said county
of Clay.
Your committee would therefore recommend the passage of
the following resolution and :'colpanying bill:
Resolved, That from the date of this report the seat from Clay
County be hereby declared vacant and a new election ordered to
fill said vacancy.
All of which is re-pecetfuliy submitted.
P. B. BIRD, Chairman.
Which report was receive, and read, annd on motion of Mr.
Iu.ssell, made the special order on the ninth day of January
next.
Mr. Holland of Franklin o:ed the following res lLtin :
Resolved, That the gen oral laws, bIti none of a local nature
passed, at this s0:-1'Q d shall be printed in one neppir at Pen-
sacola, Marianna, Apl'.hico',, T:';'L --ee; J....u:.: il, Cedar
Keys, Tanma, Ocala, -.Key est, and Lernandina, and that the
Clerk of the House do as :. ledily as possible have this resolution
carried into ei-e.
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Vogt presented the -f,.:.i ing pr-'--'ehligs of a mass meet-
ings held at Ocala, X :;th NoC)e0, 1860:
At a [ass -c'ing of the citizens of Marion County, held at
Ocala, this 26th day of ovLmbce, 1800, on motion, Gen. J. M.
Co (mander was called to the Chair, and S. D. McConnell and
"WV. iMcCaslan, lowing Preamble and l'. .hio:: were -ina ou.-iy :i iedl
WIE oAS, for many years a p liCal party hiavino existence only
in the North1.'rn S1::; of this 1Unio, notoriously hostile to the
Southern Statc-, their institutions ad dearst interests, has
been growing most ,u.'-ly and rapid,i,' gaining stra'th in
',umiars, in h:stiy and in arrogant, until finally, ,ir a long
course of dete:'ain d in. ut' i.,n aggre:s.i!, the election
which has recently taken ple tIhroughf', the Union for Elec-
tors for re-! I nt and Vice Pe-sident of thie united ci-es, has
resIulted in the r 'a.ph of this Y': by a lIrge mj ority, and
in the virtual choice of the ;-.':' I:'-:. candidate of tihs party for










President and Vice Presient, who have avowed their inten-
tion to wage agr:int, these Southern inter and, instit+utio_1 ,
I wli A il. i( .-:1;Tl i- Id ... I. _(" til
their -atal rose shall be c-ml td i the ..il.:n of negro
slavery in i America. An- : A This ICondeicy has
ceased to answer the lptupoes for which it was institute,
S namely, the promotion of the happiness and prosperity of the
several States composing it. And wlIherecas, We recognize the
right of each State to resume at pleasure all the rights and
"soverigntv which were delegated to the General Government
for the purposes specified in the Constitution of the United
States. Therefore,
-Be it resolved, That we, the citizens of Marion County, ignoring
all party names and past issues, do earnestly recommend the
General Assembly of the State of Florida, now in session, imme-
diately to enact a law providing for the meeting at an early day
of a Convention of Delegates from the several Counties of the
State, to take into consideration the expediency of dissolving our
connection with the Federal Union, giving to the said Conven-
tion plenary powers to effect such dissolution, and to do such
other things, and to aid the General Assiiiebly in providing such
guarantees for our future peace and security as may be denanided
by the exigences of our situation.
Be itffurther rs'oled, That we do also recommend to the said
General Assembly,
1st. The enactment of such laws as may be necessary to alle-
viate any unusual el:mUrrassments of the commercial interests of
this State consequent upon the present political emergency.
2d. That an amount of money be immediately raised sufficient
to arm the Militia of the State, that a committee be appointed to
select and purchase such arms, and that they be deposited at
some convenient point in each Brigade in charge of Brigade ar-
morers.
3d. That the Senators and representative of the State of Flor-
ida in Congress be requested by resolution to resign therefromn
immediately.
4th. That no election be had for U. S. Senator to fil the va-
cancy which will take place on the 4th of March next, by the ex-
piration of Mr. Yulee's term.
5th. That the State of Florida make common cause with each
and every Southern State, that may secede from the Union,.and
that aniy attempt by the United States Government to coerce any
seceding Southern State, be regarded as a declaration of war
against this State, and that the Governor of the State of Florida
be requested forthwith to communicate this resolution to the
Governors of the several Southern St at es.
Be it further resolved, That Gen. J. M. Commander be spe-








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cially d(elegated to finish the Senator and Representt ives of Ma-
rion County in thle General Assemblyv with a copy of these reso-
lutiot and that they be requested to lay the se.ne before their
respectiv. Houses. J. M. COMMANDER, CE.
S. D. McCONELL, Secretaries.
WV. MIcC.AsrA_., j
Which were read.
The following message was received from his Excellency, the
CGovernor:
EXECUTIVE CVIAM3Er, )-
TA.LLA.IIAssEE, December 1, 1860.
"HIon. JonI B.i GALEPRAITH,
Speaker cf the House of Rli.:'c.ct.rf's "
SIR-I have approved an act entitled an nat for the relief of A.
J. Peeler, Clerk of the Supreme Court.; also
An act to quiet Titles and to-prevent unjut and vexatious
Litigation in the County of Escambia.
SRespectfully, M. S. PEIRRY.
Which was read.
The rule being waived, Mr. Dansby,,:veld that the Senate bill
for the relief of Gen. YWilliam E. Andersun be read;
Which was agreed to.
The bill was read the first time, the rules waived, read a see-
ond time by its title and referred to the Com, ilttee on Finance.
A committee consisting of Messrs. Means, Mickler and Canova
were appointed to inform the Senate that the House had agreed
to change the time of adjournment from 12 o'clock., M, to 1
o'clock, P. M.
The committee reported that they had performed their duty
and were discharged.
A committee from the Senate consisting of Messrs. Rogers,
Simkins and Maghee waited upon the House and informed them
that the Senate had concurred in the resolution of the House
changing the time of adjolurnent of the General Assembly from
12 o'clock, M. to 1 o'clock, P. M.
The following message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CHAMBER,
December 1st, 18G60.
lIoon. JOHN 13. G,.riATTTrn,
Speaker of the House of oP.' "
SIr: The Senate has passed the following resolutions, viz :
Joint Resolution in relation to the Comptroller's office ; also
House resolution relative to the sale of the Socks of other
;t:ites held by the Comptroller for the payment of the debts of
ithe State, and the purchase of arms and munitions.
Very respectfully,
BI. F. PARKERI Secretary of Senate.










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Which was read and the accompanying resolutions ordered to
enrolled.
On motion of Mr. Ma-ns the rule was waived and the bill to
b)e entitled an act to charter the Southern Export and Import
Co,:-)lpany was read the first time.
On motion of Mr. Holland of Hernando the bill was referred
to the Committee on Corporations.
On motion of Mr. Blount the rule was waived and the bill to
.be entiti- :n act to authorize the building of a bridge over
.Bayou Texar was read the first time.
On motion of Mr. Blount the rule was waived and the bill
read the second and third times by its title and put upon its pas-
sage, upon which the vote was:
Ynas-MIr. Speaker, Mes'srs. Blonnt, Broxson, Canova, Camp-
bell; Carter, Clvatt, Collins, Cole, D:.nsbi, Haddock, Holland of
Franklin, .Iolland of I-erlnalndo, Howell, Holloman, Hull, Lee,
Love, McCormick, IMcKinnmon, Means, Mickler, Newburn, Pooser,
Price, Robinson, Russell, Scott, Stewart, Wells, Williams, Wilk-
inson, Yates and Yon-35.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed-title as stated.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
Oni motion of Mr. Holland of Franklin, the rule was waived,
and the bill to be entitled an act providing for a State Uniform
and Flag was read the first time.
Mr. Holland of Franklin moved that the rule be waived and
the bill read the second and third times by its title and put upon
its passage;
Which motion was lost.
On motion of Mr. Hawes the rule was waived and the Appro-
priation bill read the first time.
On motion of Mr. Hawes the rule was waived and the bill read
the second and third times by its title and put upon its passage,
upon which the vote was
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bissell, Blount, Broxson, Canova,
S Campbell, Carter, Clyatt, Collins, Cole, Dansiby, Haddock, Hawves,,
-olland of Franklin, Holland of Hernando, Howell, Holloman,
Lee, Love, MIvys, McCormick, McKinnon, Means, sickler, Mur-
phy, Newburn, Oliver, Pooser, Richardson, Scott, Stewart, Vogt,
Wells, Williams, Wilkinson, Yates and Yon--36.
Nays-None.
"So the bill passed-title as stated.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
Mr. Blount moved that a committee be appointed to wait on
the Senate and inform them that the House has passed House
bill to be entitled an act to authorize the building of a bridge
over Bayou Texar; also










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A bill to be entitled an act makiddng nplpl.riaLions for the sup-
port of the (Governmeniit;
Which was agreed to.
Whereupon the Speaker nappo.ted Messrs. Blount, Love and
I]llann of Frainklin, who reported- that they had perirn>:-d their
duty and were discharged.
ORDERS OF THE DAY.
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Joseph B.. Wood,
of Columbi county,
Was read the first time and ordered for a -econi. reading on
to-morrow.
A bill to be entitled an anct to authorize the County Commnis-
sioners of Esem bia county to borrow money to build a Court
SHouse and Jail,
Was read the first time and ordered for a second reading on
to-imorrow. "
The rule being waived Mr. C-... f... a *S.-k, Cn:nniJe,
reported a bill to m;i;. I..-.pr';tnl fr thie pn-iInt of the ex-
pll-c-s of the present General Assembly,
Which was read the first tein, rule wi-vd, read -:;:( i and
third.times, and on the question of its pn-.- .;, the vote w-C as
Yeas- ,l'. _'ilf:".r :.: id,r. -id B .. 11, B ount, -owne,
Troxs, n, Canova, Cnplell, Carter, Coee Coi
o (';. .CojTee, Collin*
Dansby, Hawes, I,.lli,l of Franklin, Holland of T.rn:nido,
H1owell, IlloMi., Hiull, Lee, Love, fs, McCormic, 1,LKin-
.non, Means, 3ieker, Mu'l.1y, XNewl)urn, Pooser, Price, RLich-
ardson, Robinson, Scott, Williams, Wilkinson, Yates and Yon-
:37..
Nays--None.
So the bill pa Ordered that the same be cr-til,. to the Senate.
On motion, a committee c'...i.-i;' of .-... IT ind of
PFrauilJ, Scott and i.n was n d to inform tie Senate
of the >assage of the bill and r i eI'.,11"C- (" th ir c'nn '.-:n : t:,.'I\ .
1Mr. 1 o-llan]d of I.rn;iiad.:i moved that the rule be waived and
House bill authorizing the su.sp,--n-i-n of -pe-ie payme-is )y the
Bal.s be taken up;
1Upon which motion the yea's. a na ys being c .:"iI' for by
Messrs. Hull and Yon, and were
Yeas--Mr. Speaker, .re.--...r.. Bissell, Bowne, Canova, Cofiee,
Collins, Cole, ITwc-,.IL 11;ndi of Franklin, Holland of 1ieri:nad o,
a TCys, Tiklr, i:'irphy, Oiver, Scott, Yog, and WilXTam---7.
Nays---Mess-si. Bird, Bro'xson, Campbell, D.il.v, HTowell,
Hollolnian, Hull, Lee, IMcCormick, [liim: i, eaiin, Newburn,
Parker, Pooser, Price, Richardson, Robinson, Russell, VanZant,
Wells, Wilkinson, Yates and Yon-23.







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So the motion was lost.
The following message was received from his Excellency the
Governor:
EXECUTIVE CtHA.IBER,
TALLAHASSEE, Dec. 1st, 1860.
Hon. JOHN B. GALBRATIH,
Sjpcac(r of te Hoe I osef Representatives:
SIn: I have approved and signed the following resolution, viz:
Resolution placing the bonds of the several States belonging
to the School and Seminary Fund and other monies at the dis-
posal of the Governor.
Very respectfully, M. S. PERRY.
Which was read.
Mr. Holland of Frandlin moved that the rule be waived and
the combined bills allowing the suspension by the Banks and bill
to stay the Judiciall S:T4l jointly be taken up;
Upon which motion the yeas and nays being called for by
Messrs. Dansby and Pooser, were:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, iMessrs. Bird, Blount, Canova, Campbell,
Coffee, Collins, Cole, Dansby, Hawes, Holland of Franklin, Hol-
land of Hernando, Holioman, Love, M\ays, McCormick, McKin-
non, Means, Murphy, Newburn, Pooser, Richardson, Robinson,
Scott, VanZant, Vogt, Wells and Wilkinson-28.
Nays-Messrs. Bissell,. Bowne, Broxson, Howell, Hull, Lee,
Mickler, Oliver, Parker, Price, Williams, Yates and Yon-18.
So the motion was lost.
Mr. Russell moved that the rule be waived and the bill to stay
Judicial Sales be taken up;
Which motion was lost.
Mr. Holland of Franklin moved that a committee be appointed
to act with a similar committee on the part of the Senate to wait
"upon his Excellency the Governor and notify him that the Gene-
ral Assembly is about to adjourn and enquire if he has any fur-
ther communications to make;
Which was agreed to, and the Speaker appointed Messrs. Hol-
land of Franklin, Blount and Holloman said committee.
The committee returned and informed the House that they had
performed their duty and his Excellency the Governor stated that
he had no further communication to make, but heartily coincided
in the action of the General Assembly and assured them that he
would with pleasure most heartily co-operate with them in main-
taining and protecting the honor and integrity of the State.
A committee from the Senate consisting of Messrs. Davidson,
Starke and Bowers waited upon the House and announced that
the Senate had passed House bill making appropriation for the
payment of the expenses of the present General Assembly.
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A committee from the Senate consisting of Messrs. Dawkins,
Duncan and Jones waited upon the House and announced that
the Senate was ready to adjourn.
Messrs. Blount, Coffee and Hull were appointed a committee
to inform the Senate that the House was ready to adjourn.
The committee returned and reported that they had performed
their duty and were discharged.
On motion of Mr. Holland of Franklin, the House adjourned
till 12 o'clock, M. on the seventh day of January, A. D. 1861.















DOCTTMENSTS

ACCOMPANYING THE GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE.


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COMPTROLLER'S REPORT.


TREASURY DEPARTMENT, COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE,
TALLAHASSEE, Nov. 1st, 1860.
To his Excellency, MADISON S. PERnY,
Governor of Florida:
Sir: In obedience to the requirements of law, I herewith sub
mit my Report upon the Finances of the State for the year end-
ing on the 31st of October, 1860.
The receipts at the Treasury for the year ending on the 31st October, 1860,
amount to.............................. ...............115,894 89
To wit:-From License Tax,............ ...... $6,554 51
Fines,........................2,685 38
"Auction Tax,.................... 2,285 96
"Revenue, 1856,.................. 39 51
1857,........... ........ 1,773 99
1858,.............. 6,858 49
1859,................ 93,263 99
1860,..... .... 2,352 06
On Account of Rent.............. .. 60 00
Contingent Fund,........ 16 00
Sale of Books.,.......... 5 00-$115,894 89
The Warrants issued amount to... ........................ $117,808 85
To wit :--JTdicial Department-
On account of Salaries,....... ....23,575 00
Contingent Expenses of
Supreme Court,..... 1,694 02
Fees paid acting Solici-
tors, ................ 235 00
Additional compensation
to Judges,........... 79 50
Attendance of Attorney
General on Supreme
SCourt............... 61 00 -$25,644 52
Executive Department-
On account of Salaries, ...... ...$5,100 00
"c Governor's Residence,.. 500 00 -5,600 00
Military Department-
On account of Salaries,............... 168 83
Ninth General Assembly Adjourned Session-
On account of Pay of Members and
Clerks,.... .....$12,627 00
Contingent Expenses
proper,.............. 465 58
SPrinting General Laws,. 324 40
-Miscellaneous,. 3,965 50
SCopying House Journal, 270 00
Senate Journal, 50 00 --17,70 48










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Jurors and Witonesses.................... 31,250 83
C riliin:l P 'ros; iit')ii .................... .. ::",*2T 02
Contilgent Expenses of lt.,............ 4,130 25
(Certilici(ates r Interest due on Scrip i-siuei
fol Milit; ry Service of 149 .............. 4,'15 42
Maintenance of Lunatics,. ................. 2,'. 0
Protection of Public P'r.1p-'ry,............ 900 :5
Payment for the value of Negro hung, &c.. 5253 50
Post Mortem Examinations,............... 54 ')
Indian Hostilities of 1819,................. 385 S6
Pay of U. S. Marshal for Repairing Room in
the Capitol,.... ... ............. 178 00
Expli.se urveyin- County Lin,..s,......... 75 25
epairingof Caitol,............. ......... 48 55 -0G,0 0--11 ,S 85
SCIIfOL AND SEMINTAY FUNDS.
"The following are the receipts during the fiscal year, 1G0O:
On account of the School Fund,...................15,044 23
-''iemnl Fund,..... ..... .. 4,7 03
II t.-. on School Fund,.. .. . 41
SemiS:iry Fiun ld,...... 1,104'58 -.:7.7'7 25
The following are the r-ir:': il;s drawn during the fiscal :i ar, 1
Upon School Fund fbr the pup0ose otf investment,. .i5.i ; 50
"i Sern'y C 4 t i C L4 4 5,012 50
School Fundi Expen-e of lnve .:nt,... 112 60
Scn'y 1 34
"" East IFloIda Sta.te Seminary,.... 2,349 5S
West 2,3-4 5S
School Fund C'ontili,,g'ut Expenses),.......... 7 00
Sem'y 3 00
School Fund Register's Salary,............... 700 00
Sem'y 700 00
Interest School Fond-Expense of Pr'i::i:n ,.. 40 00
( For pay of T lF ;-,.. 3,300 45

to establish Comnmon Schools, .............9,100 0 -3,81 23
Very respectfully,


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TREASURY DEPARTifEXT, TPicEASURI OFFICE, )
TALLAHASSEE, 1ov. 19, 1800.
To His Excellency, M. S. PEInE,

Governor of Florida:
Sir: I respeetif'ul present and ltroug'h Yvo to the :lc',ral.
-Assenbly, reports from this e..,, of th. receipts and eiilrse-
ments at the Tre:- y,- for the pl.eri: of' ovemb)er Ist, 1859, to
October 31st, 1860, also reports of the School and Seminary Funds
for the same period.
The increase in djishrc.ment:; for Jurors and WVitne ce, Crim-
inal ,Proseeutions ad contingentexpeses of Cirit. Courts, is
largely disproporiiial to previous periods. For the years follow-
ing, (ending 31st October,) the payments were:










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*For Tos an d Witnesses. T or Criinal Prosecutions and Contingc7t
S ... ... < an Thces. IE'.rTpense( rcwit Courts.
1854... 10,033 10. .. .......... .813,520 81
1855.... 11,901 35. ........ : 12,216 22
1856.... 15,220 22.................. 11,560 88
1857... 16,096 51............... 11,974 41
-1858.... 16,558 01................... 8,377 32 -
1859.... 18,931 27................... 14,952 21
1860.... 30,296 84..................... 21,818 87
The increase during which periods varying generally from ten
to twenty, while that of the present is from thirty-three to sixty
per cent. A large part of criminal prosecution warrants was held
by the Tax. Collectors, and the unexhausted balances of former
appropriations resorted to in order to complete settlements with
thdse officers. Many of them will doubtless again make applica-
tion for settlement before the enactment of the general appropri-
S nation bill, and it will facilitate those cases if an early appropriation
can be obtained of ten thousand dollars for Jurors and Witnesses,
and the same amount for criminal prosecutions.,
Very' Respectfully,
SC. H. AUSTIN, Treasurer.


The Treasurer in account with the .State of Florida:
1860. DR.
Nov. 1.-To balance per report of Nov. 1, 18.5...2... .....20,423 77
amount received on account of revenue, 1856,.......... .. -39 51
C i It cc 1857........ 1,773 99
18 ,. .......... 6,858 49
"ct C CC 1859,........... 93,263 94
"C ( 1800,........... 2,352 06
CC C C Licenses,............... 6,554 51
"I cc cc i Fines,.......... ..... 2,685 38
S" CC" : "C Auction Tax,.......... 2,285 9
"C Contingent Fund,.. 16 00
C Rent,..:60 00
c S-.le of Books,.. ...... 5 00
Balance,............... ...................... 4 43
$136,323 04
1859. CR.
Nov. 1.--B amount of warrants paid and other disbursements, viz:
For skinkin fund of State Bond account,... ....$ 5,000 00
"L Executlive Departmentt, ... .............. ....... 6,100 00
"- Judicial Department,........ ................ ... 25,186 02
Military Departmet................................. 168 38
Indian Hostilities of 1849,.....755 60
"" Jurors and State Witness,... .....30,2,6 84
"CC Criminal Piosecutions ahd contg. ex-s. Circiit Courts,.. 21,81 87
S" Contingent Fund,... ............. ... -5,000 00 .
Supreme Couri contingent expense .................1, 84
S" Adjourned Session of tinth Gener 1 Assembly, viz:
"Pay of Meembers Officers, '...... ..1,957 00
to FloridiaLnl& Journal, printing,.. 2,251 70
"" Florida Sentirdel, printing,... 2,03S 20
"CC McDougall & Co, Stationary, &c. 455 58- 17,703 45









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For Maintenance of Lunatics,......... ............. 3,030 00
Interest on State Bonds,..... .. 10,079 60;-
SScrip, ............................ 5,434 68
"J J W. Baker, Judge, extra judicial services,............ 400 00
T. F. King, ............. 400 00
Post Mortem examinations,........ ................ 634 70
Protection of public property and repairs of Capitol,.... 954. 90
Special act of relief,.... .....................1,163 50
Taxes refunded Jesse I. Willis... ..................39 38
Rent, &c., refunded E..E. Blackburn U. S. Marshal, (with
recourse upon the General Government),......... 178 00
"Survey of County lines of Washington, Jackson and Cal-
houn counties, to determine venue,................. 75 25

"$136,323 04

The Treasurer in account with the School Fund:
1859. DR.
NoA 1.-To balance per report of this date,........... .........17,484 07
11.. amount received from D. 8. Walker, Register,.......... 894 60
Dec. 6. .. ....... 978 88
1860.
Jan. 9. .......... 978 '34
Feb. 11. H. A. Corley, .......... 3,264 69
Mch. 9. < l ......... 874 75
.April 4. t < .......... 987.58
25. T. W. Brevard, Comptroller,...... 835 00
M 8ay 8. H. A. Corley, Register,........... 2,588 40
"Aug. 4. L" L i L .......... 2,265 35
Oct. 4. .......... 1,376 74
"" "L Interest received,............................... 9,292 41
$41,820 70

1860. CR..
Jan. 9.-By Cash paid quarter salary of D. S. Walker, Register, .....$ 175 00
*Mch. 31. tL T. W. Brevard, Comptroller for investment,.. 15,037 05
April 7. L quarter salary of H. A. Corley, Register....... 175 00
July 10. ct LCc 't .... 175 00
I t7 Warrant for Dyke & Carlisle,.. ... 4 00
i" H. A. Corley, Register, interest
for disbursement.......... 9,100 92
T. W. Brevard, Comptroller,..... 64 50
S" L c H. Archer,.................... 48 16
Oct. 6. C. Findeisen,.... ........... 3 00
"" "L quarter salary of H. A. Corley, Register,... 175'00
""- L L t Warrants of Comp., int. to School Teachers,.. 3,740 58-
balance on hand,...... .......................... 13,122 04
$41,820 70

1860.
Nov. 1.-To balance cash on hand...........................$13,122 04
Other assets, viz:
State stock,................... $41,500 00
SBond of city of Tallahassee,... 3,300 00
Gadsden county,...... 2,071 37
"Land notes................. 194 22,- 47,065 59
$60,187 63

S-NOTE.-Putnam county Bond $3,000 delivered to T. W. Brevard, Comptroller











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The Treasurer in ctecount with the Seminary cRlzd:-
1859. DR.
Nov. 1.-To balance per report of this date,......... ..........$ 3,155 63
11. amount received from D. Walker, Reister, ......... 13 55
Dec. 6. .. ..... 699 10
1860.
Jan. 9. C" .' .... 1,582 34
Feb. 11. H. A. Corley, 744 19
Mch. 9. c ( c .......... 439 61
April 4. "c .......... 296 71
Aug. 4. .......... 160 10
Oct. 4. .......... 840 43
S" interest received, ......... .... ........ 4,084 58

$12,016 24
1859. CR.
Oct. 31.-By amount paid East Florida Seminary,.................. $ 854 58
S i 4 4 West ................. 854 58
1860.
Jan. 9. ", quarter salary, D. S. Walker, Register,..... 175 00
20. East Florida Seminary....... ........ 745 00
West ............. 745 00
Mchl 31. T. W. Brevard Compt. for investment,..... 5,012 50
April 11. quarter salary, H. A. Corley, Register,... 175 00
July 10. c" C ..... 175 00
Aug. 8. Warrant for T. W. Brevard, Comptroller,.. 10 50
H. Archer,............ ...... 7 84
Oct. 6. (C C. A. Findeisen,............. 3 00
quarter salary, H. A. Corley, Register,..... 175 00
West Florida Seminary,................. 745 00
trans. to credit W. F. Sem., (advised)...... 552 29
E. (advised) 745 00
552 29- 1,297 29
balance,................... .... .......... .. 488 66

$12,016 24
1860.
Nov. 1.-To balance cash on hand,............................... $188 66
Other Assets, viz:
State Stocks,........................ 48,500 00
Duval county bond,...................... 1,000 00
Land notes,....... ........ ........... 666 57- 50,166 57

$50,655 23
NoTE.-South Carolina Bond $1,492 44 delivered T. W. Brevard, Comptroller.

A Summary of the Receipts and Disbursements at the Treasury,
from the 1st day of November, 1859, to the 31st day of Octo-
ber, 1860.
RECEIPTS.
On Account of State of Florida,.............. .........$136,33 04
School Fund .............................41,820 70
Seminary Fund,..,............................... 12,016 24

$190,159 98
PAYMENTS.
On Account State of Florida,........ ...... .......... ...$136,323 04
School Fund... ....................... 28,698 66
Seminary Fund,....................... .. 11,57 58









641

BALANCES.
School Fund,.................. ....... .. 13,122 04
Seminary Fund,.... ......... ....... ......... ..... 488 66
$190,159 98
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STATE REGITRS REPORT.

STATE REGISTER'S OFFICE, I
November 1st, 1860. f
To his EveIlc'n MAirSo S. PERnY, Governor of Florida:
SIR: As Pegister of Public, Lands and Superintendent of Com-
mon Schools and SCifnaries for the State, I have the honor to
submit to your Excellency the following as the Biennial Report
of this office:
," SEMINAEY FUMTD.
From October 31st, 1858, to November 1st, 1860, there have
been sold, of the lands (elon0ging to this Fund, 3,097 79-100
acres, at an nvern g price of a little over ::. 041i per acre, pro-
ducing, in cash, ,083.05, and, in be 9,0LA.on. Add this
number of acres to the 2,'C 1 59-100 sttd as having been sold
at the date of tie lastt report of y i' ces.'or, and it appears that
the whole number of acres L.':nging to this fund sold since the
establi;hment of this ofl:? is 35,748 79-100, producing in cash
and bonds the ,nm of .;i4,C;;2.58.
The following is a statement of the receipts and disbursements
on account of this Fund during the period embraced in this re-
report:
Received in cash":
From cash payments made for entries of
Islands, $3,683 65
From bonds given for credit instalments, 4,410 56
From balance on hand per last report, 3 72
$8,094 21
.Di 7h !.cCi it ;i:
Amount paid to C. H. Austin, Treasurer, 8,040 31
Balance on hand not paid over, 53 90
--- $8,094 21
SCHOOL FUND.
From October 31st, 1858, to .Tove4.-ber 1st, 1860, there have
been sold, of lands b(.lonojiig to this Fund, 14,827 11-100 acres,
at an average price of a little moe than ;18 per acre, yield-
ing, in cash, "s,421.41, and, in bonds, '12,578.98. Add this
number of acres to the 46(881 96-100 acres stated as having
been sold in the last report from this office, and it appears that











the whole number of acres belonging to this Fund sold since
November 23d, 1850, is 61,709 7-100 acres, producing, in cash
and bonds, the sum of $99,681.01.
The following is a statement of the receipts and disbursements
on account of this Fund during the period embraced in this re-
port:
"Received in cash:
From sales of lands, being cash payments, $8,421 44
From payment of installment bonds, 21,749 46
Balance not paid over per last report, 28 64
"- "$30,199 54
.Di.cbursements: ,
Paid Williams, Gwynn and Harris for ap-
praising, $1,621 11
Paid for binding and printing 1 vol. certi-
ficates, 8 00
-Mohey refunded upon an erroneous entry, 15 00
Paid-C. H. Austin, Treasurer, 27,657 79
Balance not paid over, 897'64
---- 30,199 54
COMMON SCHOOLS.
The following statements show the number of children in each
county between the ages of five and eighteen years, and the am't
of money apportioned to each county, accruing from the interest
of the School Fund, for the years 1859 and 1860:
9













A.
The Apportionment of Interest accruing on the School Fund



from Jely 1st, 1858, to Jdly
Counties in the State.



1st, 1859, among the several



COUNTIES. No. Children. Amount. Remarks.



Escambia,.................
Santa Rosa,.............
W alton,..................
Washington,............
Holmes........ ...........
Jackson, .................
Calhoun,..............
Franklin,............
Gadsden,................
Liberty,...................
Leon, ........ .........
Wakulla,................
Jefferson, .............
Madison,........ .......
Taylor,...................
Lafayette, .............
Hamilton,..............
Columbia,..............
Nassau,...... .........
Duval,...................
Alachua, .............
Marion, ...... .......
Sumter, .. ................
St. Johns,.............
Putnam,...............
Orange, ................
Volusia,..................
Brevard,............ ..
Levy, ....................
Hernando,..............
Hillsborough,.........
Manatee,...............
Monroe,................



650
1,044
520
466
331
1,946
*250
506
1,062
265
1,210
501
839
973
160
160
651
1,745
351
1,602
900a
929
233
452
507
220
208
100
272
269
700
148
590



20,760



$270 18
434 00
216 13
193 70
137 60
808 85
.103 92
210 33
441 43
110 15
505 00
208 25
348 73
404 44
66 50
66 50
270 60
725 32
145 89
665 88
374 09
386 15
96 85
187 88
210 73
91 44
86 46
41 56
113 05
112 80
290 96
61 51
245 23

$8,630 10



Amount apportion-
ed for each child
a little over 41-5T
cents.



~I -" `











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B.
Apportionment of Interest accruing on the School Fund from
July 1st, 1859, to July 1st, 1860, among the several Counties
of the State of Florida.



COUNTIES.



No. Children.



Amount.



Remarks.



Escambia,.................
Santa Rosa,.............
W alton,................
*Washington,..............
Holmes ................
Jackson,. ...............
Calhoun,...............
Franklin,.................
Gadsden, .............
Liberty,...............
Leon,.......... .........
Wakulla,..............
Jefferson,.... ........
Madison, ..............
Taylor,............ ..
Lafayette,..............
Hamilton, ................
Suwannee, ............
Columbia,..............
New River,...............
Nassau,.............
Duval,................
Clay,. ...............
St. Johns, ............
Putnam........... ...
Alachua,................
Marion,....................
Sumter, ..............
Orange,...............
"Bolusia,................
Brevard...................
3Levy, ................... ...
Hernando,.............
Hillsborough,..........
Manatee,...............
Monroe,..................



567
1,044
485
435
410
1,995
200
421
1,058
272
1,133
527
862
1,081
412
160
875
328
919
500
386
434
313
.624
^10
"900
1,200
233
220
208
100
341
408
867
148
602
21,178



$255 15
469 80
218 25
195 75
184 50
897 75
90 00
189 45
476 10
122 40
509 85
237 15
387 90
486 45
185 40
72 00
393 75
147 60
413 55
225 00
173 70
195 30
140 85
280 80
229 50
405 00
540 00
104 85
99 00
93 60
45 00
153 45
183 60
390 15
66 60
270 90

$9,530 10



Amount apportion-
ed for each child,
45 cents.



But few of the County Superintendents have reported anything
except the census of children as returned to them by the Tax As-
sessors.
In Escambia county-One Teacher was employed during the
year ending July 1, 1860, teaching 27 Scholars; amount paid him,
$117.65; during the previous year six teachers were employed,
teaching 150 children; amount paid them $677.50 ; several of said
teachers were employed only a part of the year.
In Santa Rosa county-No children attended school under the
provisions of the Act of 1853 during the year 1859, no Common
Schools being as yet organized. No appropriation by the county
for Common Schools.



__ __ ___ ___ __ __ I ___ __ I __ I _



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In Washington county-Teachers employed in 1859, nine;
amount paid them, $173.55 ; No. of scholars taught, 152; Teach-
ers employed in 1860, four; amount paid them, 896.75 ; Scholars
taught, 92. Nothing appropriated by the county.
In Jackson county-Teache.rs emn!loyed in 1859, ten; amount
paid them, $355; Sclolars ltught, 258: amount appropriated by
the county during the ye:a', t'07.46; in 1860, No. of Teachers em-
ployed, 16; amount 1,:id them, 595; Scholars taught, 464;
,amount appropriated by the county, :,(34.7 7.
In Wakulla county-No cililrein attending school under the
Act. The County Coummi-sioners have laid a tax of 10 per cent.
upon the State Tax for Common School purposes.
In Diivnl county-Two Teachers were employed; amount paid
them, $94.50; No. of children taught, 33.
In Marion county, 1860--Teachers employed, fourteen; am't
paid them, ,-.-126.75 ; No. of children taught, 256.
In Monroe county, 1859-Teacher employed, one; assistants,
two; No. of schools, 1 ; No. of children attending school, 146;
amount paid Teachers, 7i 7.65 ; amount paid from.county appor-
tionment, 5415. In 18;0-Tc.cer employed, 1 ; assistants, 1 ;
No. of schools, 1 ; children attending school, 195 ; amount paid
Teachers, 8824.80 ; total sum apportioned to said county by State
and county, $825.
The apportionment of the interest of the School Fund in 1860
gives 45 cents for each child between the ages of five and-eighteen
years. This is the largest apportioinment ever made from the
School Fund. If equally di.,ti'but,, it .is evident the amount
is insufficient to confer any practical benefit upon the children of
our State. This suggestion is all that I suppose necessary to call
the attention of yourself and the Legislature to the subject.
By the Act of the last Legislature it is made the duty of the
State Superifitendent to pay the amount of school money appor-
tioned annually, to each county, to the Judge of Probate of the
county. The law does not provide that the County Suplerintend-
ents shall make any report of the manner in which said Fund is
disposed of or invested.
SEMXN'ATIES.
Circumistancps over which I hald n:io colitol hu ae so far lprevent-
:ed me from vis.in t the Seninary at Ocala this year, nor have I
received any report from the Board of Visit: rs.
I have several times visited the Seminary at Tallahns:ee, and
find that there are prospects of it becoming a highly uMc!l insti-
tution.
S.IIUGIH A. CORiLEY, Register.









69



SALESMAN'S REPORT.

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., Nov. 1, 1860.
To his Excellency, ifadison S. Perry, Governor of Florida,
and PresideJnt of the Board of Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund:
Sm: As Salesman of the Board of Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund, I have the honor to submit the following Re-
port of sales and receipts in this office for the two last years.
,From 31st October, 1858, to November 1st, 1860, there have
been sold of lands belonging to the original Internal Improve-
ment Fund 7,949.37 acres, at an average price of nearly $2.17
per acre. Add this number of acres to the 153,572.91 stated to
have been sold in the last Report of my predecessor, and it ap-
pears that 161,522.28 acres belonging to this Fund have been
sold since the establishment of this Office. In addition to these,
the Board has issued tr the St. John,s and Indian River Canal
Commissioners a deed for 20,227.78 acres of Internal Imprlove-
ment lands, making the whole amount heretofore disposed of
.181,750.06.
During the period embraced in thi:. .Re t there L]-:. i,:-o;
sold of swamp ,i;1 vciiw.l i ands ,g.ie 1! by the act of Con-
gress of S p i:n v:...:h 1J ,, 00,0!7.0 ,. '. ing the
';.L. aiit. mit of these lands sold since they were ''.,:iht into
market 179,195.90 :'.re.
The annexed tables, marked A and B, exhibit, statements of
the monthly sales during the period embraced in this Report,
and of the monthly receipts up to the 1st of April last. Since
the last named date the moneys have been received by C. II.
Austin, Esq., Treinurer of the Board.
HUGH A. CORLEY, Salesman, &c.









70

A.
Statement of Sales of Internal Inprovement and ISw'amp lands,
from .N-ovember Ist, 1858, to 31icmhr Ist, 1860'


SWAMP LANDS. INTER'L IMP. LANDS.

MdONTH. No. Acres A't. Cash Amt.Bonds No.Acr's A't. Ca'h Amnt.Bonds
Sold. ]Payme't. Received. Sold. Payment. Received.
November, 1858,... 2,928.01 110i 43 $3,418 5M 480.22 $287 85 .76S 44
December, 1858,... 3,432.08 1721 33 3,551 73 80.19 52 00 13i 15
January, 1859,.... 4,373.94 252 23 4,367 91 242.82 179 00 482 65
February, 1859,.... 6,537.45 2881 48 7,497 00 210.08 133 00 357 48
March, 1859,.... 2,730.62 2499 51 1,180 60 232.36 190 11 193 54
April, 1859,........ 1,364.77 1645 25 160.14 289 00
May, 1859,........ 3,211.97 3688 02 239 50 160.98 339 24
June, 1.. ........ 1,837.5 2320 92 131.15 71 91 195 26
July, 1859,.......3,0.42 4020 06 40.17 96 66 -
August, 1859,...... 2,140.40 2639 30 197.02 107 05 291 99
September, 1859,.. 2,097.19 234211 119.84 79 15 213 90
October, 1859,..... 1,996.24 2256 17 78.94 44 00 117 3
November, 1859,.. 2,465.45 3057 48 80.02 44 24 119 26
December, 1859,... 2,991.53 3465 68 200.07 153 18 413 19
January, 1860,.... 2,460.56 3001 65 40.00 71 90
February, 1860,.... 2,759.59 3076 14 160.12 125 18 338 73
Marclh,18,0,....... 1,772,78 2093 60 118.72 65 66 176 98
April, 1860,....... 2,490.50 0 80.00 0
May, 1860......... 1,210.63 2751.02
June, 1860,........ 1,519.26 o 1321.00 5 w1 o6
July, 1860 ......... 1,56.23 240.00
August, 1860,...... 1,331.23 3 704.14
September, 1860,.. 2,296.15 O 120.37 -
October, 1860,..... 1,520.60 '

60,073.95 $20,255 27 7949.37 $3,807 89










71



Statement of the a(mort af Cash received on account of Sales
of Swiamp and nternal 2mpro3veent Lands from .November
1st, 1858, to April 1st, 1860.

MONTH. Cash Payments. Notes Paid. Inter. on Notes. TOTAL.
November, 1858,.. $1,394 28 $3,013 63 $65 27 $4,473 18
December,1858,.. 1,773 33 2,997 54 30 71 4,801 58
January, 1859,.... 2,75123 4,699 69 148 08 7,599 00
February, 1859,... 3,014 48 5,814 74 4 80 8,834 02
March, 1859,...... 2,689 62 3,359 60 49 09 6,098 31
April, 1859, ....... 1,934 25 2,201 46 6 96 4,142 67
May, 1859,....... 4,027 26 3,079 02 10 57 7,116 85
June, 1859,........ 2,392 83 2,920 92 69 38 5,383 13
July, 1859.... .... 4,116 72 2,690 63 16 88 6,824 23
August, 1859,. 2,746 35 2,301 30 44 77 5,092 42
September, 1859,. 2,421 26 1,165 30 39 21 3,625 77
October, 1859,.... 2,300 17 4,384 08 535 06 7,219 31
November, 1859,.. 3,101 79 4,320 19 126 02 7,547 93
December, 1859,.. 3,618 86 3,609 34 22 30 7,250 50
January, 1860,..... 3,073 55 3,601 57 37 62 6,712 74
February, 1860,.. 3,201 32 6,032 41 103 50 9,337 23
March, 1860,...... 2,159 26 3,248 36 31 97 5,439 59
Total,........ 846,716 49 $59,439 78 $1,342 19 $107,498 46

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TREASURER'S REPORT.

TREASURY OFFICE,
TALLAHASSEE, Nov. 20, 1860.
To His Excellency, MiADIsoN S. PERRY,
Governor of Florida:
Sir: I respectfully present (and through you to the General
Assembly,) my report 'of the financial affairs of the Internal Im-
provement Fund, for the two years beginning November 1, 1858,
and ending October 31,,1860.
Since the organization of the Board of Trustees, the Fund has
received (in rotnd numbers,) four hundred and seventy-one thou-
sand and eighty-five dollars, from the following sources:
From sale of lands-cash, ..... .. ..$.321,000 00
In Tallahassee Railroad bonds,. ............ 3,100 00-$324,100 00
From the General Government on account of land reclama-
tions,...... ................................ 42,038 55
From sales of State stocks,........................... 52,000 00
From the several Railroads of the system on account of net
earnings........................................... 18,336 04
From Interest account-in cash,........ ......$13,080 00
In bonds,.................................. 2,000 00- 15,080 00
From bills payable,..... ........... .. .......... 19,000 00
From Calhoun county loan,............ ................. 300 00











From miscellaneous sources,.... ..... .................. 230 40

$471,085 00
Tallahassee Railroad Company Bonds on hand from land sales ,
and interest account,......... ................ 5,100 00
S$46.5,985 00
"Which has been disbursed for the following purposes:
Invested in Bonds of the several Railroads ,o the syste,... $120,145 00
Disbursed for the interest on the Bonds of the said Railroad
Companies,............. ............ ....... 231,300 00
Disbursed for the St. Johns and Indian River Canal,........ 6,000 00
Disbursed for selecting lands :
Paid H. Wells and A. M. Randolph,.......... .$82,475 00
Paid Walter Gwynn,............. ......... 4,151 00- 86,626 00
Disbursed for management and sale of lands,.. ............ 6,500 00
For legal services,......... ......................... 500 00
For rescinded land contracts,........................... 600 00
For interest account,.... .. ...... ..... ........... .. 1,887 00
For bills payable account,.................................. 8,706 04
For miscellaneous purposes,................. ......... 3,222 61
Balance on hand,... ..... ........ ....... .. .. ... 498 35
$465,985 00

The Florida BRail Road Company.
The amount of interest paid upon the bonds of this Company
with that which has accrued on their bonds held by the
Trustees is,.. .... ............. ....... $195,195 00
To which add land dividend and stock interest,............. 19,265 91
$214,460 91
For which there have been received certificates
of Stock,............................ $130,100 00
Cash on net earnings account............... 6,937 33- 137,037 33
$77,423 58
They have acknowledged receipt of statement and say that the certifi-
cate for the balance shall be forthcoming, and have presented a draft for
the amount of $4,379 30 to be applied to there net earnings account.
The Pensacola & Georgia Rail Road Company.
The amount of interest paid for this Company,
with that which has likewise accrued, &c., is,. $32,100 00
For which has been rec'd certificates of stock,... $26,900 00
Cash on net earnings account,................ 5,200 00- $32,100 00
The Florida, Atlantic & Gulf Rail Road Company.
The amount of interest paid and that which has
accrued, &c.,. ........................... $22,505 00
For which has been rec'd certificates of stock,... $16,300 00
Cash on net earnings account,................. 6,198 71
Balance,........*....................0.... 629 00- $22,505 00









73



The Tallahassee cail Boad Codnpcny.
This Company did not apply to the Fund to provide for the interest of
their bonds.
They have provided for the sinking Fund account to July
1859, by their bonds amounting to,................... $,100 00
A nd cash,...................... ........ ..... .. ...... 505 00

$5,605 00
ASSETS.
The assets of the Fund are as follows:
Railroad Stocks, viz:
The Florida Railroad,.................. $130,100
Pensacola & Georgia Railroad,. ................ 26,900
Florida, Atlantic & Gulf Central Railroad,....... 16,300
$173,300 00
Railroad Bonds: '
Tallahassee Railroad,................$53,600
Deduct exchg. with Comp'tr for Flo-
rida R. R. do. (by order of Board,)... 50,000
3,600
Of sinking Fund,.................. 5,100
Of interest account,....... ........... 2,000
10,700
Florida Railroad Company Bonds,...... 95,000
Pensacola & Georgia Railroad Bonds,'.. 41,000
Deduct amount returned to equalize rate
of purchase, (by order of Board,).'.. 2,000
39,000
Florida, Atlantic & Gulf Central Railroad
Bonds ......................... .. 23,000
167,700 00
County Bonds:
Gadsden County,................... .1,150
CalhounCounty,..................... 650
Less collected,....................... 300 350
1,500 00
Land Bonds:
Per Register's List,................. 94,634 81
Less Collected,....................... 8,672 20

85,962 61
Per list of last Report,. .. ..... ..... 986 13
Less collected,........................ 451 38 534 75
86,497 36

$42.8,997 9
Very respect fillv,
"C. H. AUSTIN,
Treasurer Board Trustees In. Imp. Fund.
"This item was erroneously publlisedl $41,500 in last Report. See origi-
nal extension of Oct. 8, 1858.



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74



VThe Treasurer, in account with tie Board of 1Iztsfccs of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund:
1858. DR.
Nov. 1.-To balance per report of this date,.............. $ 14,895 99
3. amount received from D. S. Walker, sal,.... 2,703 11
Dec. 6. 4,458 18
"16. Florida Railroad Com-
pany for 50 per cent. net proceeds of receipts
from 1st March to 31st August,.............. 261 19
1859.
Jan. 3. amount received from D. S. Walker, sal,.... 4,801 58
26. TallahasseeR. R. Com-
pany 6 months int. on :5,6;00 bonds,......... 196 00
amount received from same, interest on $3000
"bonds of sinking fund,..................... 105 00
amount received from same, on sinking fund
account, ................ ............... 130 00
27. amount received from I. B. Stone, sheriff Cal-
houn county on loan to said county in 1853,. 300 00
Feb. 5. amount received from D. S. Walker,. sal,... 7,599 00
9. Pensacola & Georgia
Railroad Company, for 50 per cent. net pro-
ceeds ot receipts to December 1, 1858,... ... 2,000 00
18. linounl on hand, notes. ................... 221 94
"April 6. amount received from D. S. Walker, sal,.... 11,881 33
May 2. .... 4,142 67
June 3. ... 7,066 85
22. Pensacola & Georgia
Railroad Company for 50 per cent. net pro-
ceeds of receipts to 31st ultimo,............. 1,200 00
Sep. 3. amount received from Florida, Atlantic &
Gulf Central Railroad Company for 50 per ct.
net proceeds of receipts to July 1, 1859,..... 883 71
Oct. 6. amount received Irom D. S. Walker, sal,.... 20,975 65
Nov. 1. .... 7,219 31
10. Gov. Perry, a United
States Treasury Warrant No. 12..-No. 811
as a part of the land reclamation of this fund
from the General Government, .............. 42,038 55

$133,080 86

1858. CR.
Nov. 3.-By cash paid Randolph & Wells, on account con-
tract for selecting lands,............... $1,047 79
15. amount paid VW. A. Forward, Chairman Board
of Coinnissionlers, on account of a survey
for a canal between Indian and St. John's
Rivers,. .... ...................... 1,000 00
Dec. 6. amount paid Randolph & Wells, on account
of contract.......... .. .... .. 1,531 91
10. amount paid to Charleston Mercury for ad-
vertising f)r proposals to cut St. John's and
Indian River Canal,.................... 36 00
18. amount paid S. Turman's bill for advertising
change in price of swamp lands,...... 2 50
1859. t p ,
Jan. 3. amount paid Randolph & Wells, on account











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of contract ..... .... 2,104 17
5. By amount paid interest on $18,000 of Pensacola
& Georgia Railroad Company bonds for 6
months,............................ 630 00
17. amount paid McDougall & Iobby for station-
ary for salesman's office,........... 46 00
18. amount paid Geo. Damon for a desk for Sec-
retary's office,.................... .......... 15 00
amount paid qr. salary of officers, viz:
D. S. Walker, salesman,......... 200 00
M. D. Papy, secretary,.............100 00
C. H. Ausitin, treasurer,. ...........125 00- 425 00
S 25. amount paid Win. A Forward, Chm'.n Board
"Commissioners on account survey of Canal
between St. Johns and Indian rivers,...... 1,000 00
Feb. 4. amount paid interest on $127,000
bonds of the Pensacola & Georgia
Railroad Company,..............4,445 00
Exchange,............... .... 22 23- 4,467 23
"' amount paid interest on $1000 bond
of Florida Railroad Company,.... 35 00
Exchange,. ...................... 18- 35 18
amount paid Randolph & Wells on account
contract, ........... ............... 2,772 22
9. amount paid Pensacola & Georgia Railroad
Company, making the rate of investment in
their bonds equal with the other Roads,... 2,000 00
10. amount paid M. Nash, P. M., postage bill for
Salesman's office,...................... 46 46
19. amount paid John Bradford, Eng. balance for
services rendered for examination upon Fla.
Railroad,. .............. ...... ... .... 100 00
24. amount paid interest on$S86,000 bonds
Florida Railroad Company,...... .3,010 00
Exchange,....................... 15 05- 3,025 05
24. amount paid interest on $10,000 bonds
Florida Railroad Company,...... 350 00
Exchange,................ 1 75- 351 75
25. amount paid T. W. Brevard, Comptroller, for
School and Seminary Fund, in the exchange
of $50,000 of Tallahassee R. R. Co. Bonds
for same amount of Florida R. R. Co. Bonds,
being the difference in the accumulated in-
terest,.... 1,166 66
Ich. 17. amount paid Florida Peninsular advertising
change in price of Swamp Lands,..... 5 00
amount paid Randolph) and Wells on account
contract,.. ................ .. ......... 2,620 73
amount paid Interest on $2.000 Bonds of Pen.
& Geo. R. R. Company,.............. 70 00
amount paid interest an $10,000 Fla. R. R. Co.
(two instalments,)....................... 700 00
22. amount paid Marianna Patriot, advertising
change in price of swamp lands.......... 7 50
amount paid Jacksonville Standlard for same, 6 50
amount paid interest on $628,000
Fla. R. R. Co. bonds,....... $21,980 00
Exchang................... 109 90- 22,089 90













By amount ,paid interest on i,000
bond of Pen. & Geo. R. R. Co. 35 00
Exchange, .................. 17- 35 17
amount paid interest on $1,000
bond of Fla. R. R. Co.,....... 35 00
Exhan .................. 17- 35 17
30. amount paid interest on $6,000 bonds of Pen.
& Geo.. B. R. Co...... ............... 210 00
April 2. amount paid Independent Press, publishing
change in price of Swamp lands,.. 5 00
8. amount paid Randolph & Wells, on account
of contract, ....... ......2,010 49
amount paid quarter salaries of officers, viz.:
D. S. Walker, salary to 1st ist.... 248 87
AM. D. Papyv, t ... 100 00
C. H. Alnsthin, ... 125 00- 473 87
25. :" amount paid Jack onvile Republican, adver-
tisilig change in price of swamp lands,.... 6 50
May 2. amount paid Randolph & Wells, on account
of contract,......... 1,828 43
June 3. amount paid Randolphl & Wells, on account
of contract,. ................... .. 3,266 28
13. amount paid Milton Courier, advertising
change in price of samp lands,.......... 5 00
Sept. 8. amount paid quarter salaries of officers, viz.:
D. S. Walker, Salesman, .........$. 300 00
F. L. Villepigue, Secretary,....... 100 00
C. H. Austin, Treasurer,......... 125 00- 525 00
15. amount paid interest on $12,000 bonds
of Florida Railroad Company,.... 420 00
Exchange,..................... 4 20- 424 20
"amount paid interest on $175,000 Pen.
& Geo. Railroad bonds,.........6,125 00
Exchange,...................... 61 25- 6,186 25
17. amount paid interest on $10,000 Florida Rail-
road bonds, (2 instal.).................... 700 00
Oct. 6. amount paid qr. salary officers, viz:
D. S. Walker, Salesman,.. .... 300 00
F. L. Villepigue, Secretary,........ 100 00
C. H. Austin, Treasurer,........ .125 00- 525 00
amount paid Florida Sentinel bill printing for
Salesman's office,......................... 45 00
amount paid M. Nash, P. M. postage for same 20 35
"" amount paid Randolph & Wells on account
contract,.............. ................. 3,222 95
amount paid interest on $43,,000 of
Florida Railroad Company bonds 26,005 00
amount paid interest o(n :(>ii (ti) of
Florida, Atlantic & Gulf Central
Railroad bonds,................ 2,310 00
amount paid State Bank of Florida,
Exchange on above............ 331 80
Interest .. 280 00- 28,926 80
31. amount paid Randolph & Wells on account
contract,............... ................ 2,143 84
amount paid M. Nalsi, P. M., postage bill for
SSdlesman's office,... 4 8
amount balance interest paid State Bank,.... 28 5
balance,............................ 34,506 71
K$13 030 80














Nov.- 1. To balance,.. $4,506 71
Dec. 5. amount received f1 iom D. S. Walker, ''.- '.i 1n, 7,547 95
7. Tallahassee l;'rilroad on
shling fund account,................... 40 00
1860.
Jan. 6. amount received from D. S. Walker, Salesman, 7,250 50
Feb. 6. H. A. Corley, Salesman. 6,663 31
20. Florida Railroad Com-
pany, as half net earnings, for periods end-
ing 1st March and September, 1859........ 6,676 33
24. amount received fromiFlorida, Atlantic & Gulf
Central Railroad Company, on account one-
half net earnings,.. 1,400 00
March 1. amount received on land notes,................ 229 44
4. from H. A. Corley, Salesman, 5,439 59
April 14. Pen. & Geo. Railroad
Company, as one-halt net earnings, period
ending November 30, 1859,............... 2,000 00
20. amount received from Atlh:ntic & Gulf Central
Railroad Company, on account one-half net
earnings, ............................. 175 00
"July 30. amount received from same, on account same, 870 00
Oct. 4. 2,870 00
bills payable........... 19,000 00
31. land sales,....... .... 24,891 00
"u l" "( notes,............. 8,672 20
$128,232 03

1859. CR.
Dec. 5.-By amount paid Randolph & Wells on account of
selecting lands,... .............. .. .. 3,051 23
23. amount paid Pensacola Gazette, advertising
change in price of swamp lands,.. 7 50
amount paid Milton Courier for same,.. 5 00
1860.
Jan. .6. amount paid officers salary, viz:
D. S. Walker, Salesman,........ 300 00
F. L. Villepigue, Secretry,........ 100 00
C. H. Austin, Treasurer,......... 125 00- 525 00
16. amount paid Floridian & Journal advertising
change in price of swamp lands,......... 7 50
23. amount paid Wm. Law, Esq., Att'y, for legal
"opinion relation to the power of a majority
of the Board of Trustees,............. 500 00
31. amount paid interest on i87,000 of the Pensa-
cola & Georgia Railroad Com pany,.. ..... 83,045 00
Feb. 8. amount paid two instalments on Bond 116 Pen..
& Geo. R. R. Co............ .......... 70 00
9. amount paid interest on $22,000 Pen. & Geo.
R. R. Co. bonds, viz.: 21st July, 1859, cou-
pons; 22d January, 1860, do.,.... 1,505 00
24. amount paid interest on $40,000 Fla., At. &
Gruf Cen. R. Co. bonds,............... 1,400 00
March 7. '" amount paid McDougall & Hobby, bill sta-
tionary for Salsman's oilice,... .......... 61 13
amount paid interest on :10,000 Pen. & Geo.
S R. R. Co. bonds ............ 350 00



1859.



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8. By amount paid M. Nash, P. M., postage bill
Salesmani 's office,. ............. ........ 3 55
"," amount paid interest on l1,012,(000 Florida
R. R. Co. bonds,. ...................... 35,420 00
amount paid interest on $71,000 Fa., At. & Gulf
C- n. R. R. Co. bonds,.......... ......... 2,485 00
amount paid interest on $82,000 Pen. & Geo.
R. R. Co. bonds,........................ 2,870 00
amount paid advertising in New York and
express trnspor:tation,................... 7 50
amount paid excl':hnge balance,............ 42 29
28. amount paid interest on $10,000 Florida R. R.
Co. bonds,.. .... ...................... 350 00
April 2. amount pail interest on $8,000 Fla., At. & Gulf
Cen. R. R. Co. bonds,.................... 280 00
12. amountpai do. on 1,000 do. d dodo......... 35 00
17. amount paid do. on i:2,1 do. do. do......... 70 00
18. amount paid quarter salaries officers, viz.:
H. A. Corley, Salesman,.......... .300 00
F. L. Yiilepigue, Secretary,....... 100 00
C. H. Austin, Treasurer, ......... 125 00- 525 00
20. amount paid interest on $5,000 Fla., At. & Gulf
R. R. Co. bonds,....... ................. 175 00
May 2. amount paid Fla., At. & Gulf R. R. Co., bal-
ance on net earnings account,............ 17 28
:20. amount paid bill Florida Dispatch advertising
sale of lands,. .......24 00
amount paid Floridian & Journal, blanks for
Sales an, ........ ........ ......... .... 22 50
July 10. amount paid M1. Nash, P. M., postage account
Salesman's office,. ....... ........ 23 15
19. amount paid quarter salary officers, viz:
H. A. Corley, Salesman,.............. 200 00
F. L. Villepigue, Secretary,..... 100 00
C. H. Austin, Treasurer,........200 00- 500 00
30. amount paid interest on 24,000 dollars Florida
Atlantic & Gulf Central Railroad Company
Bonds,. ..... ... ... ................. 840 00
August 2. amount paid bill Florida Peninsular, advertis-
ing public sale lands,..................... 10 00
amount paid bill Eastern Herald for same,.... 24 00
c Home Companion for same,. 15 00
Oct. 4 amount paid quarter salary officers, viz:
H. A. Corley, Salesman,........... 200 00
F. L. Villepigue, Secretary,........ 100 00
C. H. Austin, Treasurer,......... 200 00- 500 00
amount paid W. D. M3oscley, Ch. Indian River
and St. Johns Canal Company, to meet in-
terest on bonds of said company,........... 4,000 00
amount paid interest on $1,198,000
Florida R. R. Company Bonds,.. 41,930 00
Exchange,.. ................. 419 30
Advertising and Express trans-
portaio ,. .................. .. 650 00- 42,355 80
amount paid ilnterlesl on $340,000
Florida, Allantic & Gulf Central
Railroad Company Bonds,...... 11,900 00
SExchange,.................... 90 30
Advertising and Exprs,........ 4 25-- 11,994 55








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By amount paid interest on $172,000
Pen. & Geo. Railroad Co. bonds,. $6,020 00
Exchange, ..................... 60 20
Advertising and Express,........ 3 05- 6,083 25
amount paid on account of bills payable,.. 8,706 04
balance,............ ............ ........ 498 35
$128,433 62
1860.
Nov. 1.--To balance,................................... ... $498 35

C. H. AUSTIN,
Treasurer Board of Trustees Internal Imp't. Fund.
---------0-~------

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT.

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, t
TALLAHASSEE, November 19, 1860.
His Excellency, M. S. PERRY, Governor, &c.
Sir: The act of July 23d, 1845, directs the Attorney General
to report to the Governor as to the effect and operation of the
acts of the last previous session, the decision of the Courts
thereon, referring to the previous legislation on the subject, with
such suggestions as in his opinion the public interest may de-
mand."
The act to amend the militia and patrol laws of this State, ap-
proved 22d December, 1859, has not, to my knowledge, been
sufficiently tested in its practical workings to enable me to sug-
gest any amendments, except such as seem to be needful when
considered in reference to the exigency for which it was intended
to provide.
One of the purposes of the act was to secure the enrollment of
all persons subject to military duty, with the view of ascertain-
ing the effective military strength of the State, and of obtaining
the basis upon which a proper distribution of arms might be
made. By the proper discharge of their duties by the several
officers elected under the act, this purpose may be easily accom-
plished. Bat another, and perhaps the more important object,
was the efficient military organization and discipline of those
upon whom the State has- to rely in any case of emergency
making it necessary to call its forces into the field. It is impos-
sible to foretell when this emergency will arise, but in view of
the present aspect of afiiirs the ordinary rule of action should be
discarded, and the possibility of a danger be held sufficient to
exact the best and most efficient measures to place the military
forces of the State on the best possible footing. It might per
haps not be considered wise to abolish the militia system alto-








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gether, but in connection with it the CGenral Assembly might,
by suitable enncltments, encourage the t1 : organization of volunteer
companies, atalions and regiments. To do this in a ,proper
way, a fuind should be raised, and although the peo ple are ever
alive to any new impositions, it is lelievel that in times of emer-
gency a true patriotism will not shrink from a necessary burthen.
Money performs its part in the iprotectl i of the people as well
as mein, and those iwho do not give the State their services slhold
not object to yield her the small amount nees-ary to attain the
end in view. Many of our citizens would willingly enrol them-
selves in volunteer companiess if much of the expense incident to
their proper organization and discipline were borne by the Stat e.
A properly organized volunteer force in each county would
form the nucleus: of an army around which the citizens glen i'rally
could rally in case of. need, and render more effective service
than we could expect under thle militia laws.
I beg leave to call tie attention of the General Assembl)y to the
Act of last session to amend the laws now in force in this State
relative to ejectment suit. The fiitios parties are abolished
and the delal:ratli is required to contain a simple state'cii-nt of
the cause of action, but no provisiio is made in reference to the
manner of bringing tle party defend.':int into Court. As the law
stands, difficulties may arise in practice as to the manner of serv-
ing the defendant with. notice, and I therefore suggest, that the
General Assembly should so amend tlhe law as to irvile for tlle
issuing and service of process, as in ordinary common law actions.
I would respectfully call the :iteilintin of the General A-ssembly
to those provisions of thle laws es.-t:tlli:ling tie a,1 rd al'.:,? system
of taxation, requiring returns to be made of and impolsin,-' a tax-
upon book accounts, as being in many instances unequal. The
merchant who has already paid a tax upon his capital, and( who,
according to the common practice, sells his goods on a credit, in
the expectation of realizing his money-on the first of January,
when the accounts become due, is compelled, if the accounts remain
unpaid, to submit to a :seco tax upon tle same capital, without
the opportunity of increasing his profile by its re-investment.-
Add to this the difficulty of estimiiing tlie value of such accounts,
many of which are never cll-cted, 1and it becomes apparent that
the law operates with inequality and1 oftentimes with injusltice.-
Capital can easily elude thle rest ints of the law. It may, in a
moment, be transferred to those points where the least restric-
tions are thrown around it. Thle ,i-;. t policy is to encourage
its introduction into the t fiaIt, and 16qve it as free as p ossible to
seek those channels of trade in whi-h it ,ipromiss the best returns.
I am, very ries2pectflilly, &c.,
M. D. PAPY.












HOUSE JOURNAL.

MONDAY, January 7th, 1861.

This being the day to which the House adjourned, the same
was called to order by the Speaker, and the roll being called,
the following members answered.to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bissell, Bowne, Broxson, Campbell,
Carter, Qlyatt, Cole, Dansby, Hawes, Holland of Hernando,
Howell, Lee, Love, McCormick, McKinnon, Means, Mizell, Mur-
phy, Oliver, Parker, Pooser, Richardson, Robinson, Scott, Vogt,
Williams, Wilkinson and Yates-29.
So there was a quorum present.
On motion of Mr. Williams, a Committee consisting of Messrs.
Williams, Bowne and Hawes, were appointed to make arrange-
ments for the procurement of a suitable room for the sitting of
this body in contemplation of'the Representative Chamber being
occupied by the State Convention.
On motion of Mr. Holland of Hernando, the Speaker appointed
a Committee, consisting of Messrs. Holland of Hernando, Vogt
and Robinson, to confer with a similar committee appointed by
the State Convention, for the purpose of making permanent ar-
rnngements for suitable and separate rooms to accommodate the
sitting of the Convention and General Assembly at the same time.
On motion of Mr. Williams, the House adjourned until Wed-
nesday morning, at 12 o'clock.



WEDNESDAY, January 9th, 1861.

The House met pursuant to adjournment-a quorum present.
The journal of Monday was read and approved.
Mr. Blount moved, if concurred in by the Senate, that the
House adjourn until MIonday next;
Upon which, the yeas and nays being called for by Messrs.
Love and Coffee, the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Bissell, Blount, Campbell, Holloman, Mizell,
Scott, Stewait and Wilkinson-8.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bowne, Carter, Coffee, Collins,
Cole, Dansby, Haddock, Howvell, Hull, Lee, Love, McKinnon,
11












HOUSE JOURNAL.

MONDAY, January 7th, 1861.

This being the day to which the House adjourned, the same
was called to order by the Speaker, and the roll being called,
the following members answered.to their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bissell, Bowne, Broxson, Campbell,
Carter, Qlyatt, Cole, Dansby, Hawes, Holland of Hernando,
Howell, Lee, Love, McCormick, McKinnon, Means, Mizell, Mur-
phy, Oliver, Parker, Pooser, Richardson, Robinson, Scott, Vogt,
Williams, Wilkinson and Yates-29.
So there was a quorum present.
On motion of Mr. Williams, a Committee consisting of Messrs.
Williams, Bowne and Hawes, were appointed to make arrange-
ments for the procurement of a suitable room for the sitting of
this body in contemplation of'the Representative Chamber being
occupied by the State Convention.
On motion of Mr. Holland of Hernando, the Speaker appointed
a Committee, consisting of Messrs. Holland of Hernando, Vogt
and Robinson, to confer with a similar committee appointed by
the State Convention, for the purpose of making permanent ar-
rnngements for suitable and separate rooms to accommodate the
sitting of the Convention and General Assembly at the same time.
On motion of Mr. Williams, the House adjourned until Wed-
nesday morning, at 12 o'clock.



WEDNESDAY, January 9th, 1861.

The House met pursuant to adjournment-a quorum present.
The journal of Monday was read and approved.
Mr. Blount moved, if concurred in by the Senate, that the
House adjourn until MIonday next;
Upon which, the yeas and nays being called for by Messrs.
Love and Coffee, the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Bissell, Blount, Campbell, Holloman, Mizell,
Scott, Stewait and Wilkinson-8.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bowne, Carter, Coffee, Collins,
Cole, Dansby, Haddock, Howvell, Hull, Lee, Love, McKinnon,
11











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Price, i.-h '".-. -. .- anZant, o t W ells-
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So L..: ,i;,-, was lost.

m or1 t 10 o,'".':

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fit '" ^Vifli; the vote fa :
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att, C" jansby, H.addoch, 1 -e Lee, liaer, V. i:rp 1y.
Parser. Pni', ;h:;]. ^;, Scott, i*:v,- YVnxanut, WelA]
--". n, and Y;t -21 .











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Lo1', -ot1niek, k.KIi-, L-;.'l',Q Oli'"er, Price, 11Roinson
1d Wi:: u -13.
So ti:e ':o.' 'rred, d 1 House Ooured until to-
m10orov ,ori"g t, 10 o'clock.
"Fi DAY, January II 18 1.







Tle House met pursuant to a-djur1n1n1t-a quorum present
The ,ev'. Mr. Ellis ..as intr-,duced and ofmciated as Chap-
lain, having 1 1, r ct to fI tie vacancy occasioned
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lai, ]a iP g 1}.:, :. ] s,,l{Tt:,].to i~ t e acnc ocaionea !













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an .-.tob ettld -, t 1 o III 1 .d tk
A 7it 0o te 9: 1 :I ct cr: I:
favio of l lcl'aPics in (l''
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DiOL ilte lllolTd tilau thlt IdlES s '0 IiiC t daho 111
rre t a ill toC/ hI nite 10mi1 act to ii cororte thte Po 0504-
leave tol i tro l Ril e 1 -a L C pay o11r als:% o a
bill to s -actin at o ?is iid t fe.
h wasb1.to cgeed to, and (s bl reeciI 0 an laoc* 1

1mng tilzt orersave otih-e1,. day. l 01
isi N leCanVzant nroduced-a1 petitoion from sndry citizensof Co-
Sp e el A.
lssumbi county prayig that an appropat 1
thelands beloncgng tt e mayji be donatei to trhe thore-

Mr. Bil-d gnv e noC that oll solmme fl day Ile wTuld ii-
troice o bill to aldl 0ois bld' i O ss e o tle foteusne1.1
of his oan estate.
Ac. aosnt eovred toa thUe Coirles on 1M to P lopo itio ao
irntroc j)_'1 4 jij2 to fC ettijel 1,1n -cit fo ilcorpo-a-1- 0 e 141lC-
la ai d mobile E ailr o a d iiL .1,` Ing Colnpally, :.J also a
rbill to e nes.o a ie cyalter of tle Flori-
D 0 C11 L!;'i. aii ac a
mid Al*'tma Railroad Companiy
Thfieh fwas agreedotos waee said bills ed Ce LC iadrecd:ve iI
ThneComn the orders of the idby.k
AFLr. V.Jaiztln' introduce-d a, petition fro-al, smndry citizens of Co-
lumnbia county praying that am appropriately of fifteen secti,
.1 1 LV 11 V I L-011 S S~,OlS O
the lan-ds belo1g-ing to the State mnay be donated to the authori-
ties of said co-na-inty to aid i5 buildhicr a Court House for the use
of said co-nty;
Which was referred to the Commit-tee on Propositions anld
Grievances.
The follov%-ing reports i-ere received a-ld read:
The Committee appointed by the House to make arrangements








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for the sitting of the House of Representatives during the sitting
of the Convention, beg leave to make the following report :
That they have secured the Supreme Court room for the tem-
porary use of the House.
JOS. JOHN WILLIAMS, Chairman.
The Special Committee appointed to consult with a Commit-
tee from the Convention in relation to a room for the sitting of
that body, beg [leave to report that they have consulted with
said Committee, and have tendered the use of the Representa-
tives' Hall to that body for their use'while in session, which
tender has been accepted by the Convention.
N. W. HOLLAND, Chairman,
D. A. VOGT,
JAMES ROBINSON.
The following communication addressed to the House from
M. J. Murphy of Clay county, was received and read:
CAPITOL, TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA,
January 10th, 1861. f
Hox. JOHN. B. (PAL-I:AiTTI,
Speaccker of the IfHouse qof Re presentatives:
,Si;:-You will please coniinuniente to the House over which
you have thoe-honor to preside, that I tender my resignation as a
member of the same.
My reasons for so doing are that T. J. -Hendricks, Esq., Dele-
gate from Clay county to the State Con-.hntion, has this day
cast his vote against the passage of the Ordinance of Secession,
and he having more recently come from the People of said coun-
ty than myself, perhaps represents their sentiments more fully
than I do; therefore I am unwilling longer to represent them,
holding as I do principles so adverse to theirs, as expressed
through their Delegate.
By accepting my resignation you will enable the People of said
county to elect a Representative more worthy of their confidence,
and enable your humble petitioner to seek a sphere in which he
will be able to do his country more efficient service.
Very respectfully,
M. J. MURPHY.
After some discussion the paper above was withdrawn until
the report of the Committee on Elections concerning the contes-
tation of the seat of said member from Clay should be considered.
Mr. Russell offered the following resolution:
Resolved, The the Committees on the Militia of the House and
Senate act in conjunction in considering all bills introduced in
either body relative to Military Affairs;
Which was read and adopted.










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ORDERS OF THE DAY.

A bill to be entitled an act to change the name of William
Henry Fitts to William Henry Bull;
Was read the first time and ordered for a second reading on
to-morrow.
Senate bill to be entitled an act to allow James R. Green, of
Gadsden county, to contract and be contracted with;
Was read the first tile and ordered for a second reading on
to-morrow.
Senate bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Joseph B.
Wood, of Columbia county;
Was read the first time, and on motion referred to the Com-
mittee on Propositions and Grievances.
A bill to be entitled an act to allow Matthew L. McKinney to
assume the management of his own estate;
Was read the first time, and on motion referred to the Com-
mittee on the Judiciary.
A Committee from the Senate waited upon the House to in-
form them that the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate, if
concurred in by the House, would act in conjunction with the
Committee of the Judiciary of the House in considering such
matters as should be brought before them.
The rule being wavied, Mr. Coffee moved that the Judiciary
Committee be a joint Committee of the House to act with a
similar Committee on the part of the Senate to transact such
matters as may be referred to them;
Which was agreed to.
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief A. D. Rogero, Sheriff
of St. Johns county,
Was read the first time and ordered for a second reading on
to-morrow.
Senate resolution for the relief of L. J. Fleming,
Was read the 1st time and ordered.for a second reading on to-
morrow.
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Howell A. Baisden,
Sheriff and Tax-Collector of Putnam county,
Was read the second time and referred to Committee on Pro-
positions and Grievances.
Senate bill to be entitled an act to authorize the County Com-
missioners of Escambia county to borrow money to build a
Court House and Jail;
To which, after being read a second time, Mr. Willinson
offered the following amendment: After the words "Escambia
county," insert "Santa Rosa county;"
Which, with the bill, was referred to the Committee on Cor-
porations.











5: jji) : U '2 2 fuo tin' i i
Convention:
HOUSE OF DELEGA,,S, )
""T .. ;:, (Fla., Ja y 11th, 1861. 0

;:" ---By n r.".,,1 :i 7 of this Convention, your h .i,^-;'!,,
:.y i i. .-2 to : end at the Capitol this day at
1 o:- -, P. to witness the Ria t-, of the ordinance e of
c' "- :::" ". .Y our a i;end::; '.: ...p et ',y solicited.
0 1 ery r.-,' .: ,.; ,'- .ee, e

; ': :' o t' -

vetion infbrmi'ng i' ,i thc "1 ,-o :. would ;,_,. 1.. their ivi-
tti3on.
A bill to ,; ,;t'-,- an act to a.iend the eleetion lay., "i f:-'i,.

~as ; iL.;; 1..'k i its :j.^.: -; .. reading ^"i- r". e rred to the
Co n"it-oel oCn Ek.. i. :.-



(ittee on -Olthe J'iicioy.
At 111lC eit1011 P"
A resolution to pay rk1^a.^n F. Wh>n.., Jr., for sUP *. :;
: arkg the ''d line ,teen the 1i u't of ICh

.,a-' read the ,econd 1i, and referred to the Committee on
Ci.. .




Senate joint re oio in relation to the C:''ie'^s CG(
.r~j- s l .. .. "-







Was retad the 'first time : .. i er d for a ,o',d le:o. g on
to-morrow.

.. Q la .0r.I-1 t1 A,, ..
Sen';1e .rI1 to -.: 1 e nd<-.: an -t to change the m:,e of C -5
tharine A. Joiner;


On 111motion of ay, the House took a -'.s until 15 min-
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",tt. : ,.. 1 o'clock.


At the appointed time the Oin. re Um1d its ;.: .i The rule being .aivd, -r lount moved th.t leave e gran-
L. -:I -..,- ( ] ,:,r -.-. r o, ._ r : _.












ted tohe m m.er from Orange to absent q h.rf on to-morrow
l, .10in 1 in Joiner;










from the service oef' this House,
"WAhich w'as agreed to.
A Committee from the Seate Taited upon the HIouset and in-
formed them that they had bb'en appointed to aCt w"th a similar
Committee if appointed by the House to wait upon the Siate
Convention and inform t1hem that they were now ready to pro-
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Aeed to the ConventIion and witness the r.. ,t-ion of the Ordi-
nance of 0 ees1.in n1 p.^_ nc, of the invitation ex:ted L.ed to them
by -aid Convention;
WAhereupon resrs. Bount, a.ys and-T (1> m were p--ointed
a Committee to act with the Committee of the Senate, who
after, a short absence repriced lAt. they had performed that duty
and were discharged.
A bill to Ie eml'ed an act providing for a State, uniform an.
fiao,c
"Was read the second time and on motion rrred, to t he Com-
mittee on 7Milii-.
The rule ein waived nt oe that House,
"preceded by the Speaker, do now ]pm._.:, to witness the cere-
mony of the ratification of the OOLfi:,, of Secession of this
State from the Union of the e,, l-:':y once known "s the
United Si.ats of N.orth Auhrica., :l at the coni.- n of that
ceremony that this Hou.e d, return to its (ch.i:r ;
1Which motion ws agree to.
After witnessing the signing and r-i-ic:I of the "C1 inane
of Secession, on the East 1poi;t. of tl".o Car'tc', the m-,-, of
the House, preceded by their Spca..e. t ,n-1 and a:-n 1 their
. session.
On motion of Mr. Wilkinson, the House adjourned until to-
morrow morning at 10 o'clock.




SATURDAY, January 12th, 1861.
The House met pursuant to adjourn:ent-a quorum present.
The Rev. iMr. Ellis oaiit:ed as Chaplain.
Upon motion of Mr. Williams, the further reading of the jour-
nal of yesterday's proceedings wa., dip enced with.
Notice was iven of intention to introduce the following bills
at some future day, viz:
By Mr. Carter:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the pilot law:s now in force
for the port of St. Marks.
By Mr. Hull:
A bill to be entitled an act to am-end the act of the 4th March,
1841, in relation to the sale of real estate of deceased persons.
By Mr. Love:
A bill to be entitled an act to change the name of David Mc-
Lewis of Gadsden comity to that of McDavid Lewis.
By Mr. Howell:
A bill to be entitled an act to permit Erasmus M. Thompson,










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of Hillsborough county, to practice law in the several counties of
this State; also,
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Dr. S. B. Todd, of
Hillsborough county.
By Mr. Bellamy:
A bill to be entitled an act to allow William R. Taylor to as-
sume the management of his own estate.
By Mr. Russell:
A bill to be entitled an act to encourage the citizens of this
State to arm themselves.
By. Mr. Howell:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of William H. Fannen.
Mr. Cole moved that the rule be waived, and that he be al-
lowed to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to amend the road
laws of this State;
Which was agreed to, and said bill received and placed among
the orders of the day.
Mr. Richardson moved that the rule be waived, and that he
allowed to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to permanently
locate the county site of Volusia;
Which was agreed to, and said bill received and placed among
the orders of the day.
Mr. Yogt presented a petition from Marion county, signed
by James T. Hopkins and two hundred others, praying for a
stay law;
Which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Pooser, from the Committee on Propositions and Grievan-
ces, made the following report:
The Committee on Propositions and Grievances to .whom was
referred a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Joseph B.
Wood, of Columbia county, have considered the same and rec-
ommend its passage with the following amendment: Provided
that the said Joseph B. Wood, shall first make affidavit before
some legal officer that the State is justly indebted to him in said
amount.
J. W. POOSER, Chairman.
Which was received and read.

ORDERS OF THE DAY.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend tlhe pilot laws for the
Port of Fernandina,
Was read the second time, and on motion of Mr. Love, the
future consideration of the same was postponed until Wednesday
next.
Senate resolution for the relief of L. J. Fleming,










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Was read the second time and referred to the Committee on
Finance and Public Accounts.
A bill to be entitled an act to organize the county of Polk from
the counties of Hillsborough and Br1vard,
Was read the first time and ordered for a second reading on
Monday.
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of A. D. Rogero, She-
riff of St. John's county,
Was read a second time, and on motion referred to the Com-
mittee on Finance and Public Accounts.
Senate joint resolution in relation to the Comptroller's office,
Was read a second time, and upon motion was laid on the
table.
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the suspension of spe-
cie payments by the Banks of this State and the Agencies of
Banks that are engaged in the banking business in this State;
Was, upon motion, placed back upon its second reading,
and with the bill to stay Judicial Sales in this State, were referred
to the joint committee of the Judiciary of the House and Senate
for further consideration.
* The rule being waived, upon motion of Mr. Vogt, the petition
of sundry citizens of Marion County relative to a stay law was
referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Upon motion, the rile being waived, Mr. Stewart introduced
a bill to be entitled an act to authorize Henry C. Grovenstine to
plead and practice law;
Which.was received and placed among the orders of the day.
Upon motion the rule being waived, Mr. Richardson introduced
a bill to be entitled an act permanently to locate the County Site
of Volusia County;
Which on motion of Mr. Love, was read the first and second
times by its title and with the petition accompanying the same,
referred to the Committee on Corporations.
Senate bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Joseph B.
Wood, of Columbia county,
Was read the second time and the amendment proposed to
the same by the Committee on Propositions and Grievances
adopted, and the bill ordered for a third reading on MIonday.
A bill to be entitled an act to regulate and define the duties
and liabilities of railroad corporations in this State,
Was read the first and second times by its title and referred
to the Comnnittee on Corporations.
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the acts creating liens in
favor of builders, material men, mechanics, laborers and others,
Was read the first time and ordered for a second reading on
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A bill to be enti'te! an.act to p.:vide for filling vacancies in
the s of Justic of Justices of the ace in this State,
as re the first time and ordered for a second reading on

A i' to be entitled an net to 'Cned the charter of thie Ala-
be:a ad. I Florida ai.b d' Company in relation to the .c:ti on
of Directors,
iYas read the first time :,a ordered for. a :c:'d r 'di on

On motion of r. Love, the report of the Committee on Elec-
tions, relative to the contested seat of C'ly county, w'a. taken
up ind made the special : jdr of the House.
Afi.,T some di'eu:,:i, of s.1 report the same, with h:1 the
evide nce touching s:-,d contested seat, on Inlit.l of fMr. .ove,
wa5s v' '-rrd to a l eh.:! Committee of five.
The S:ncaker ap|Ki.ied Mea r,_ B mount, .r:,;., TLe. ;I:,d
of 0Ter,:'do a'. Cole nid Committee.
On motion of Mr'. Love, the rule was 'aivi'd and he d,; !
to introduce the f (e vci;. r-esoluti -n:I
?.Resolved That the House in the Senate 1111at they will be
ready on Tu1es'y, 15th ist.., at 12 o'clock, to g;o :int.> the elc-
tion of At.orney .General and Coinirlr:..r of lIli A_1'_uis
for the 'ta e of Florian;
"Vlich was adopt e, and the same ord, red to be certified to
the Senate.
A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act passed ITov. 2 t,

of A-"tioneers,
VWas read the first time and ordered fibr a hend adding on

A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Pn :;:'ar and
M ...1 Rail Poad and a;n.. cturi ng Company,
"Whichl was read the first and second clmrs by its title, and re-
erred to the Comnitte'e on Corporations.
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the pleadings and prac-
tice in the Courts of this S'ate,
YNas read the first and second times by its title, and referred to
the Committee on the Judiciary.
Upon motion of Mr. Love, the House adjourned until Monday
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MONDAY, January 14th, 1861.

The House met pursuit to ailjourn:ent-a uorimn present.
LThe Rev. Mr. Ellis o.hi; ed as Chlapnl in.
On motion of Mr. 'Campbel, the reading of the j,;i;:;is of
"Saturday's l:poce-'dg were di's d with.
Mr. Blount moved that leave of absence from the service of
this House be granted to the member from Walton (7 r. Mc-
Kinnon) for the space of fifteen days;
XWhich was granted.
"je ice was given of i:'nteIton to introduce the following bills
at '::'e future day, viz:
By Mr. Campbell:
A bill to be entitled an act to.con:, lida1t he il cle of Judge
of Probate and Clerk of the Cir'uit Court in the county of
Liberty.
By Mr. Oliver:
A bill to Ibe 1ntitle: an act authorizing James Addison, a citi-
zen of Leon county, to build adam a:rss Ocldockonee river for
mill and other purposes.
By Mr. Yates:
A bill to be entitled an act to reorgani:e -eard cou nty, and
for other purposes.
Mr. Newburn, in purs:uag, of previous notice, introduced a
bill to be entitled an act to organize a new county to be called
Baker county, with a petition from the citizens of 2New 1iver-
county ;
Which bill and petition was referred to the Committee on
P:o,.tions and Grievances.
Mr. Bloxscn introduced a petition from W.C. C.Giis and a
hundred other citizens of Holmes county, Iraying the location of
the Court House at He-%ett, s luff ;
Which petition was referred to Committee on Corporations.
The following message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CHAimBEE, T
January 10th, 1861.
Hlon. JOHN B. GALERAITI-I,
Speaker of the Hiouse of JRepresentatives:
SI : The Senate has passed the following Bills, viz:
A bill to be entitled an act to charter the Southern Export
and Import Company;
A bill to be entitled an act to make Senean Brown, wife of
Henry Brown, a free dealer;
Also, House bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Judge










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of the Middle Circuit of Florida to hold an extra term of the
Circuit Court in Hamilton county.
Very respectfully,
B. F. PARKER,
Secretary of the Senate.
Which was read and the House bill which had passed the Sen-
ate ordered to be enrolled, and the Senate bills placed among the
orders of the day.
Also the following:
SENATE CHAMBER,
January 14th, 1861.
Hon. JOHN B. GALBRAITH,
Speaker of the House of Re2presentatives:
Sin: The Senate has concurred in the House resolution to
elect Attorney General and Comptroller -on Tuesday, the 15th
instant.
Very respectfully,
B. F. PAKKER,
Secretary of the Senate.
Which was read.
The rules being waived, the following bills were introduced
without previous notice':
By Mr. Means:
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Alachua County
Railroad Company.
By Mr. Vanzant:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the criminal laws of this
State;
Which bills were read and placed among the orders of the
day.
Mr. Hawes, from the Committee on Schools and Colleges,
made the following reports:
The Committee on Schools and Colleges, to whom was refer-
red a bill entitled an act to amend the school laws of Columbia
county, beg leave to make the following report, viz:
That they find nothing that is objectionable in the bill, and,
as it is entirely local in its application, they see no reason why
it may not pass.
G. E. HAWES, Chairman.
Which was read.
Also the following:
The Committee on Schools and Colleges, to whom was refer-
red a bill entitled an act for the relief of Walton county, relative








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to the school fund, beg leave to report that they have had the
same under consideration, and recommend its passage.
G. E. HAWES, Chairman.
Which was read.

ORDERS OF THE DAY.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend the road laws,
Was read the first time, and on motion of Mr. Ought was
read the second time by its title and referred to Committee on
Internal Improvements.
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize Henry C. Grovenstine
to plead and practice law,
Was read the first time, and on motion ordered for a second
reading to-morrow.
A bill to be entitled an act to organize the county of Polk
from the counties of Hillsborough and Brevard,
Was read the second time, and on motion referred to a Select
Committee, consisting of Messrs. Howell, Yates and Parker.
A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act passed Novem-
ber 21st, 1829, section 3d, (Thompson's Digest, page 242,)
fixing the compensation of auctioneers,
Was read second time by its title, and on motion was referred
to the Commnittee on the Sudiciary.
A bill to be entitled an act to organize a new county to be
called Baker county,
Was read the first time, and on motion ordered for a second
reading to-morrow.
Senate bill to be entitled an act to make Scnean Brown, wife
of Henry Brown, a free. dealer,
Was read the first time, and on motion ordered for a second
reading to-morrow.
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Walton county, re-
lative to the school fund,
Was read the second time, and on motion to be engrossed for
third reading to-morrow.
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the charter of the Ala-
bama and Florida Railroad Company in relation to the election
of Directors,
Was read the second time, and on motion referred to Com-
mittee on Corporations.
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the school laws for Co-
lumbia county,
Was read a second time, and on motion referred to a Select
Committee, consisting of Messrs. Vanzant, Hull and Newburn. -
A bill to be entitled an act to amend the acts creating liens in
favor of builders, material men, mechanics, laborers and others,










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Was read a sec time n on timie, ond on 0n r Oe to Co, -Or
tee on the Judliry
A ,il to be entltl- n act to prov-id. fr filling vac::.;ies in
the' oi, of U:'ii.ces of the Peace in this 2 at:e,
.:: read the :-eondl time and ,on mi; l referred to the Com-
mittee on the Judici::ry.
A bill to be e.tied :n act to make _.:.-- ale. eeted by the
-pe :, the md of taking bod, c.,
"',: read the first time, and on motion, the rule lbein; v.ive,.
was :,"; a s!con< time by its title and. ra,:-r.ri'r,-ee, to the Commit-
tee on the Jnd'.tinyv.



was read a :'.,nd time by its I1:e 'd .-; id to the Commit-

A Li to be eti1id an act to m d criminal laws of this
tile 01-, t e ... 1 "

"7as re; the. first time, and on motion was ordered for a se-
cond reading to-morrow.
T:, rule being sm- Mr. BIlount moved that the SegiLt-
.t-V.,_.'i' of this House (John IKilby). be granted leave of a-,.-
from the service of this House ibr fieO- day:-.:, an;d that the
iSp;;,be -,horiz'd to appoint 2 -,rgcan-at-Arms 1po f
duriuno such absence;
Which was agreed to.
On mion of Mr. Campbell, the House adjourned until to-
morrow morning at 1i o'clock.





TUESDAY, January 15, 1861.

The House met pursuant to adjournment-a (quorn present..
The r:ev. Mr. Ellis officiated as Chaplain.
On motion of Mr. Russell the reading of the Journal ofyester-
day's proceedings was dispensed with.
On motion of Mr. Mays, MLr. [Meansc of Alachua was added to
the Standnig Committee on the Judiciary.
Notice was given of intention to introduce the following bills
at some future day, viz:
By Mr. Canova:
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the German Saving
and Building Association of Jacksonville.










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By .Mr. Robinson:
A bill-to be entitled an act'to inorpor'e the Tovwn of Cam
belton, of J.'ckson county; also,
A bill to )e entitled an act.to acind,. a act to incorporate i;:.
Town of M 'rian, approved Jan. 8th, 1853.
.11 ,y: moved that 80 copies of the bill to be entitled an
act to amend the plead.ing an,"d '.'n of the Courts of tis State,
now in the hai0: d of the Judiciary Committee, be printed for the
use of this House;
Which was agreed to.
MrI. Tol.?^ ofl Ternndo moved that the bill to be enLih,:d an
act to i r'o:ate the ..'enan : & Moile railroadd and ci n-
f-hiclri Comlpany be prI'ntel, and eighty copies of the same be
furni se for the uns of the l-ou::oe ad Senate;
Which was agreed to.
The following memorialss were presented and read:
By Mr. Canova:
A memorial from Davis Floyd praying to be released as surety
on a Tax Collector's bond;
By Mr. Love:
A memorial from sundry citizens of Liberty county praying
for a division of said county;
Which memorials were re:ferre to the Committee on Propo-
sitions and Grievances, with in:t ructions to report by bill or
otherwise.
The rules being waived, in pursulace of previous notice, the
"following bills were introduced:
By Mr. Oliver:
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize James Addison to
construct a dam across Ocklocnmee river, for the purpose of
erecting a mill.
By Mr. Parker:
A bill to be entitled an act to deelre YPeas Creek a naviga-
ble stream;
Which bills were received and placed aon,:ng the orders of the
day.
Mr. Poser, from the Committee on Propositions and Griev-
ances, made the following report:
The Committee on Propositions and Grievances, to whom was
referred a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Howell A.
Barsden, former Sheriff and Tax Collector of Putnam county,
beg leave to Report:
That they have had the same under consideration, and recom-
mend the bill to be put upon its passage.
JACOB H. POOSER, Chairman.
Which was received and read, and the accompanying bill placed
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Also the following:
The Committee on Propositions and Grievances, to whom
was referred a petition from sundry persons of Columbia county,
praying a donation from the State of fifteen sections of land be-
longing to the State, for the purpose of building a Court House
in said county, and after having duly considered the petition,
there being no limitation to the location of the lands, and for
other reasons, we deem it inexpedient to report favorably.
JACOB I. POOSER, Chairman.
Which was read.
Mr. Vogt from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, made the
following report:
The Committee on Engrossed Bills Report:
The following bill as correctly engrossed, viz: A bill to be en-
titled an act for the relief of Walton county relative to the School
Fund. Respectfully submitted,
D. A. VOGT, Chairman.
Which was received and read, and said bill placed among the
orders of the day.
Mr. Holland, from the Committee on Corporations, made the
following report:
The Committee on Corporations, having had the bill to be en-
titled an act to repeal an act authorizing a bridge tax in Walton
county under consideration, beg leave to report that they have
carefully considered the. same and recommend that the bill do
not pass.
N. W. HOLLAND, Chairman.
Which was received and read, and the accompanying bill
placed among the orders of the day.
Also the following:
The Committee on Corporations, to whom was referred a bill
to be entitled an act to regulate and define the duties and liabili-
ties of Railroad Companies in this State, having had the same
under consideration, beg leave to report, that they have carefully
examined and considered said bill, and recommend that it do not
pass.
N. W. HOLLAND, Chairman.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among the
orders of the day.
Also the following:
The Committee on Corporations, to whom a House bill enti-
tled an act permanently to locate the county site of Volusia
county was referred, beg leave respectfully to report the same
as duly considered by them, and in lieu of it report back to the
House the following as a substitute.
N. W. HOLLAND, Chairman.