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A Journal of the proceedings of the Assembly of the State of Florida, at its ... session
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Title: A Journal of the proceedings of the Assembly of the State of Florida, at its ... session
Alternate Title: Assembly journal
Caption title: Journal of the Assembly of the State of Florida, at the ... session of the Legislature
Physical Description: v. : ; 23 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Legislature. -- House of Representatives
Publisher: State Printer
Place of Publication: Tallahassee
Creation Date: January 7, 1873
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Legislative journals -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
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General Note: At head of title: Assembly journal.
General Note: Description based on: 4th session (1871).
Funding: Digitized for the Florida House of Representatives, the Office of the Clerk.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Florida House of Representatives. Office of the Clerk.
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 003417931
oclc - 12901205
lccn - sn 85065605
System ID: UF00027833:00007
 Related Items
Preceded by: Journal of the proceedings of the House of Representatives of the ... General Assembly of the State of the State of Florida, at its ... session
Succeeded by: Journal of the proceedings of the House of Representatives of the ... session of the Legislature of the State of Florida

Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Page 1
        Page 2
    January 1873
        Tuesday, January 7
            Page 3
            Page 4
            Page 6
            Page 18
            Page 22
            Page 27
            Page 31
            Page 35
            Page 54
            Page 58
            Page 63
            Page 68
            Page 72
            Page 79
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            Page 99
            Page 109
            Page 119
            Page 122
            Page 137
            Page 147
            Page 154
            Page 164
            Page 173
            Page 183
            Page 190
            Page 209
            Page 225
            Page 241
            Page 255
            Page 275
            Page 284
            Page 303
            Page 11
            Page 16
            Page 44
            Page 52
            Page 126
            Page 128
            Page 136
        Wednesday, January 8
            Page 5
            Page 7
            Page 19
            Page 23
            Page 28
            Page 32
            Page 36
            Page 55
            Page 59
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            Page 3
            Page 12
            Page 17
            Page 45
            Page 53
            Page 129
            Page 137
            Page 8
        Thursday, January 9
            Page 17
            Page 20
            Page 24
            Page 29
            Page 33
            Page 37
            Page 56
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            Page 4
            Page 13
            Page 18
            Page 46
            Page 54
            Page 130
            Page 138
            Page 9
        Friday, January 10
            Page 21
            Page 25
            Page 38
            Page 61
            Page 66
            Page 75
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            Page 5
            Page 14
            Page 19
            Page 47
            Page 55
            Page 131
            Page 139
            Page 10
        Monday, January 13
            Page 26
            Page 39
            Page 76
            Page 83
            Page 89
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            Page 113
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            Page 141
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            Page 6
            Page 20
            Page 48
            Page 56
            Page 132
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            Page 11
        Tuesday, January 14
            Page 30
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            Page 7
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            Page 12
        Wednesday, January 15
            Page 34
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            Page 134
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            Page 13
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        Thursday, January 16
            Page 53
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            Page 9
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        Friday, January 17
            Page 57
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        Tuesday, January 21
            Page 62
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            Page 45
        Wednesday, January 22
            Page 67
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        Thursday, January 23
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        Friday, January 24
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        Saturday, January 25
            Page 84
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            Page 65
            Page 49
        Monday, January 27
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            Page 50
        Tuesday, January 28
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            Page 31
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            Page 51
        Wednesday, January 29
            Page 108
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            Page 52
        Thursday, January 30
            Page 118
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        Friday, January 31
            Page 121
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            Page 34
            Page 70
    February 1873
        Page 134
        Monday, February 3
            Page 133
            Page 35
            Page 71
        Tuesday, February 4
            Page 136
            Page 36
            Page 72
        Wednesday, February 5
            Page 146
            Page 37
            Page 73
        Thursday, February 6
            Page 153
            Page 38
            Page 74
        Friday, February 7
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        Comptroller's report
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        Treasurer's Report
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        Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
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        Report of Trustees of Internal Improvement Fund
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        Report of the Commissioner of Lands and Immigration
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        Report of Sales of Lands for the Year
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        Adjutant-General's Report
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        Annual Report of the Warden of the State Prison of Florida
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JOURNAL

Of the Assembly of the Stats of Florida, at the Sixth Session of
the Legislature, begun and held at the Capitol, in the city of
Tallahassee, in the State of Florida, on Tuesday, the 7th day
of January, A. D. 1873, being the day fixed by the Constitu-
tion of the State of Florida, for the meeting of the Lcsislature.


The Assembly was called to order at 12 o'clock M., by Mr.
-1. II. Clay, Chief Clerk,
The roll of counties being called, the following members ap-
peared, presented their credentials and were sworn as members
of the Assembly of the State of Florida, by C. H. Edwards,
Clerk of Court of Leon county :
W. W. J. Kelly, Escambia county; Zebulon Elijah, Escam-
bia county: Neil MeMillan, Santa Rosa county; John S. Mc-
Kinnon, Walton county; Benjamin If. Neal, Jackson county;
Benjamin F. Livingston, Jackson county ; W. F. Green, Holmes
county ; Thomas Hannah, Washington county ; Joel P. Atkins,
(Calhoun county; lMlachi Martin, Gadsden county; Harry
Crews, Gadsden county ; W. M. C. Neal, Liberty county;
Thomas Swearingen, Wakulla county; John Wallace, Leon
county; John, E. Proctor, Leon county ; Simon B. Conover,
Leon county ; William G. Stewart, Leon county ; W. R. Long,
Jefferson county : Wash. Thompson, .1 ui'.r-,. county ; Jas. W.
Johnsoin Jefiersonl colntv; A. i;. Osgood, Madison county ; Da-
vid Mont.mery, Madison county; Joshul 11I. Lee, Hamilton
county ; (C'lyrian lrinsoin, Suwainue county ; Warren S. Bush,
Co)umlia county ; Chas. Thompson, Columbia county; William
W. Hankins, Latityttie county ; Emery Vaun, Taylor county;
G;corge Washingtol,, Alachua county ; Theo. C. Gass, Alachlua
.ouiy ; Win. Cu. Coulter, Levy county ; Win. T. Weeks, Brad-
forl city ; \Wi. Peeler, Clay county ; Stephen Roberts, Baker
county ; s:am'11 Pety, Nassai county ; Jos. Llambias, St. John's
county; E. I1. CIihdwick, Putnatm county; John R. Scott, I)u-
val county ; 1D:inl Mchlinniss, Duval county; Samuel Small,
Marion county Singleton Colenman, Marioncounty ; William S.
Abbott, Volusia county; Jamnes G. Speer, Orange county;
William II. Gleason, Dade county; Henry L. 3iitchlell, Hillsbor-
olgh county S amunl1 E. IHope, THern:and,, onnty : Josiah A.









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Lee, Sumter county; John W. Bryant, Polk county; F. B. Ha-
gan, Manatee county; Joseph B. Browne, Monroe county.
On motion, Mr. Gleason was called to the chair.
Mr. Montgomery moved to adjourn till to-morrow morning,
10 o'clock;
Which was not agreed to.
The chairman ruled that the first thing in order was the elec-
tion of a Speaker.
Nominations being in order, Mr. Wallace nominated S. B.
Conover of Leon.
Mr. Osgood nominated David Montgomery of Madison county.
Mr. McInniss nominated John R. Scott of Duval county.
Mr. Proctor nominated W. G, Stewart of Leon county.
Mr. Montgomery moved that the list of members be made out
alphabetically by the clerk;
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Kelly moved to postpone the election of Speaker till to-
morrow ;
Which was not agreed to.
The vote for Speaker was:
Those voting for Mr. Conover were-
Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Brinson, Browne, Bryant, Bush.
Coulter, Green, Hagan, Hankins, Hannah, Hope, Llambias, Lee of Ham-
ilton, Lee of Sumter, McKinnon, IMcMillan, Mitchell, Neal of Liberty,
Peeler, Proctor, Roberts, Speer, Swearingen, Thompson of Columbia,
Vann, Wallace and Wccks-28.
Those voting for Mr. Montgomery were-None.
Those voting for Mr. Scott were--
Messrs. Chadwick, Coleman, Crews, Elijah, Gass, Gleason. Johnson,
Kelly, Livingston, Long, Martin, McInniss, Montgomery, Neal of Jack-
son, Osgood, Petty, Small, Stewart, Thompson of Jefferson and Washing-
ton-20.
Those voting for Mr. Stewart were-
Mr. Conover-1.
Mr. Scott voted for Mr. Osgood of Madison.
Mr. Conover having received a majority of the votes cast, was
declared elected Speaker of the Assembly.
Mr. Scott moved that a committee of two be appointed to
escort Mr. Conover to the chair;
Which was agreed to, and Messrs. Scott and Mitchell were
appointed said committee.
Mr. Gleason moved to adjourn till to-morrow morning, 11
o'clock;
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for, and were:
Yeas--Messrs. Chadwick, Coleman, Cruise, Elijah, Gass, Gleason, Johb-










Nays-Messrs. Bush, Chadwick, Cruse, Elijah, Gass, Gleason, Johnson.
Livingston, Long, Martin, McInniss, Montgomery, Neal of Jackson, Os-
good, Petty, Robinson, Scott, Small, Stewart, Thompson of Columbia,
Thompson of Jefferson and Washington-223.
Mr. Peeler's motion prevailed and Mr. Hardee took the oath
as member of Assembly.
Mr. McKinnon moved that the Assembly proceed to the elec-
tion of a Chief Clerk;
Which was agreed tc.
MIr. Gleason nominated H. S. Harmon of Alachua.
Mr. Coulter nominated Dr. Win. Forsyth Bynum of Suwan-
lice.
The vote was as follows:
Those voting for Mr. IIarmon were-
Messrs. Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Cruse, Elijah, Gass, Gleason,
Johnson, Kelly, Lee of Sumter, Livingston, Long, Martin, McInniss,
Montgomery, Neal of Jackson, Osgood, Petty, Proctor, Robinson, Scott.
Small, Stewart, Thompson of Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson, Wallace
and Washington-27.
Those voting for Mr. Bynum were-
Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Frankin, Brinson,
Browne, Bryant, Coulter, Green, IIagan, IIankins, Iannah, IIardec, Iope.
Llambias, Lee of HIamilton, McMillan, MeKinnon, Mitchell, Neal of Lib-
erty, Peeler, Roberts, Speer, Swearingen, Vann and Weeks-23.
Ir. Iarmon having received a majority of all the votes cast,
was declared elected Chief Clerk of tie Assembly.
On motion of Mr. Gleason, the Asseibly proceeded to the
election of First Assistant Clerk.
Mr. Gleason nominated J. W. Tompkins of Columbia.
Mr. Wallace nominated W. F. Bynumn of Suwannee.
The vote was as follows:
Those voting for Mr. Tompkins were:
Messrs. Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter, Cruse, Elijal, Gass, Glen-
son, IIagan, Hardee, Hope, Johnson, Kelly, Llambias, Leo of Sumter, Liv-
ingston, Long, Martin, McInniss, M1itchell, Montgomery, ISeal of Jackson.
Osgood, Petty, Proctor, Roberts, Robinson, Scott, Small, Stewart, Thomp-
son of Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson, Washington and Weeks-3-i.
Those voting for MIr. IBymum were-
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Franklin,
Brinson, Browne, Bryant, Green, 'Iankins, Hannah, Lee of Hamilton,
[McMillan, McKinnon, Neal of Liberty, Peeler, Speer, Swearingen, Vann
and Wallace-18.
Mr. Tompkins having received a majority of the votes cast
was declared elected 1st Assistant Clerk.









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Yeas---Messrs. Bush, Coleman, Cruse, Elijah, Gass, Gleason, Johnson,
Kelly, Lee of Sumter, Livingston, Long, Martin, Montgomery, Neal of
Jackson, Petty, Proctor, Robinson, Scott, Small, Stewart, Thompson of
Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson, Wallace and Washington-25.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of
Franklin, Brinson, Browne, Bryant, Chadwick, Coulter, Green, Hagan,
Hankins, Hannah, Hope, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, McMIillan, McKin-
non, Mitchell, Neal of Liberty, Osgood, Peeler, Roberts, Speer, Swearin-
gen, Vann and Weeks--7.
So the motion was lost.
Mr. Gleason offered the following as a substitute:
RULE 60. A motion to adjourn, when carried, shall adjourn
the Assembly until 10 o'clock a. m. of the following day;
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Petty offered the following joint resolution:

JOINT RESOLUTION
To request Abijah Gilbert, United States Senator from Florida,
to resign his seat.
WHEREAS, The election of Mr. Abijab Gilbert by the Legis-
lature of Florida to the Senate of the United States, has been
obtained by Mr. Gilbert by unfair, corrupt and dishonorable
means; and whereas, the said Abijah Gilbert has proven himself
wholly incompetent to represent the State of Florida in that
honor able body ; therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of
"Florida, That Abijah Gibert be and is hereby requested to re-
sign his seat as Senator from Florida in the Senate of the United
State ; and that a copy of this resolution be sent to Mr. Gilbert.
Which was read the first time.
Mr. Osgood moved to lay the motion on the table;
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for, and were:
Yeas-Messrs. Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter, Cruse, Elijah, Gass,
Gleason, Hardec, Johnson, Kelly, Llambias, Lee of Sumter, Livingston,
Long, Martin, Mclnniss, Montgomery, Neal of Jackson, Osgood, Proctor,
Scott, Small, Stewart, Thompson of Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson,
Wallace and Washington-26.
Nays-Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Brinson, Browne, Bryant,
Green, IIagan, Hankins, Hope, Leo of Hamilton, McMillan, McKinnon,
-Mitchell, Neal of Liberty, Peeler, Petty, Roberts, Robinson, Speer, Vann
and Weeks-20.
So the resolution was laid on the table.
Under a suspension of the rule, Mr. Glcason moved to amend








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On motion of Mr. McKinnon, Mr. Coulter was excused from
further attendance on the Assembly to-day.
Mr. Elijah moved to expunge from yesterday's journal the
resolution relative to the Hon. Mr. Gilbert.
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for and were:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Franklin, Brinson,
Browne, Bryant, Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter, Cruse, Elijah, Gass,
Gleason, Green, Hagan, Hankins, Hannah, Hardee, Hope, Johnson, Kelly.
Llambias, Lee of Sumter, Livingston, Long, Martin, M3cInniss, McMillan.
McKinnon, Mitchell, Montgomery, Neal of Jackson, Neal of Liberty, Os-
good, Peeler, Petty, Proctor, Roberts, Robinson, Small, Speer, Stewart,
Swearingcn, Thompson of Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson, Vann, Wal-
lace, Washington and Weeks-51.
Nays-Nonc.
So the motion was agreed to.
Mr. Gleason presented a petition from Arthur St. Clair, con-
testant from Hernando county;
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Privileges
and Elections.
Mr. Bryant presented a petition from A. O. I. Johnson, con-
testant from Breval d county;
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Privileges
and Elections.
A committee from the Senate appeared at the bar and in-
formed the Assembly that the Senate had appointed a committee
to co-operate with a similar committee on the part of the Assem-
bly to wait upon his Excellency, the Governor, and inform him
of the permanent organization of the Legislature.
The rule being unanimously waived, the following bills were
introduced:
By Mr. Wallace:
A bill to be entitled an act to facilitate the settlement of estate;
of decedents and minors;
Which was read the first time.
By Mr. Gass:
A bill to be entitled an act in relation to the Cabinet of the
State of Florida;
Which was read the first time.
Also the following:
A bill to be entitled an act to revise and amend an act entitled
an act setting forth certain restrictions on the Florida Railroad
Company, now the Atlantic, Gulf, and West India Transit Rail-
way Company;
Which was read the first time.
By Mr. Petty:








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A bill to be entitled an act to make navigable the Choctaw-
hatchee river and its tributaries in Florida.
Which were received and placed among the orders of the day.
Also the following by Mr. Gleason:
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Execution of an
Appeal Bond in behalf of the State;
Which on motion, was read the first time.
On motion of Mr. Gleason, the rule was waived and the bill
read the second time.
On motion the rule was unanimously waived the bill read the
third time and put upon its passage.
The vote was:
Yeas--3r. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of
Franklin, Brinson, Browne, Bryant, Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter,
Cruse, Elijah, Gass, Gleason, Green, Hagan, Hankins, Hannah, Hardee,
Hope, Johnson, Kelly, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, Liv-
ingston, Long, Martin, Melnniss, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Mont-
gomery, Neal of Jackson, Neal of Liberty, Osgood, Peeler, Petty, Proctor,
Roberts, Robinson, Small, Speer, Stewart, Swearingen, Thompson of'
Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson, Vann, Wallace, Washington and
Weeks-52.
Nay-Mr. Scott-1.
So the bill passed-title as stated.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
On motion of Mr. Gleason, the bills introduced and read on
Friday, January 10, were referred to their appropriate com-
mittees, as follows :
Assembly bill No. 1, to be entitled an act to facilitate the Set-
tlement of Estates of decedents and minors,
Was referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Assembly bill No. 2, to be entitled an act in relation to the
Cabinet of the State of Florida,
Was referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Assembly bill No. 3, to be entitled an act concerning School
and Seminary Lands in the State of Florida
Was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.
Assembly bill No. 4, to be entitled an act to provide for the
Codification and Revision of the laws of Florida,
Was referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Assembly bill No. 5, to be entitled an act for the better Pro-
tection of the children attending the Public Schools in this State.
Was referred to the Committee on Education.
Assembly bill No. 7, to be entitled an act setting forth certain
resolutions on the Florida Railroad Company, now the Atlantic.
Gulf and West India Transit Company,
Was referred to the Committee on Railroads.









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erts, Small, Speer, Stewart, Swearingen, Thompson of Columbia, Thomp-
son of Jefferson, Vann, Washington and Weeks-43.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
On motion of Mr. Elijah, the reading of yesterday's journal was
dispensed with, and the journal approved.
On motion, Messrs. Coulter and Gass were excused from
further attendance on the Assembly to-day.
Mr. Chadwick moved to amend Standing Rule of Assembly
No. 46, by striking out the words second reading and in-
serting the words "first reading;"
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Wallace moved that 100 copies of the Standing Rules be
printed for the use of the Assembly;
Which was agreed to.
The following bills were introduced without previous notice:
By Mr. Chadwick:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act to require County
Treasurers to keep accurate accounts of public moneys, and to
Exhibit their books and copies thereof to the Board of County
Commissioners and to Grand Juries, approved Feb'y 17, 1872;
Also a bill to be entitled an act to amend an act defining the
duties and fixing the pay of County Commissioners, approved
February 16, 1872.
By Mr. Bush:
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize James R. C. Knight
to establish a ferry across the Santa Fee river at the month of
Cow creek.
By Mr. Martin:
A bill to be entitled on act to make appropriations for defi-
ciencies in the appropriations for the expenses of the State for the
fiscal year ending December 31, 1872.
By Mr. Scott:
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Florida Agri-
cultural and Mechanics' Fair Company.
Which were received and placed among the orders of the day.
The following bill was signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk:
A bill to authorize the Execution of an Appeal Bond in behalf
of the State.
Mr. Speer offered a joint resolution, requesting the Governor
to ascertain the opinion of the Supreme Court in relation to the
establishment of new counties and changing the lines of a
county;
Which was received and 'ead the first time.
Mr. Bush moved t,, waive the rule and read the resolution the
second time;








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A bill to be entitled an act fixing the number of hours for'a
lday's labor,
Which was read thlj lirst time and referred to the Judiciary
Committee.
By Mr. Mitchell:
A bill to be entitled an act in relation to criminal practice,
Which was read the first time and referred .to the Judiciary
Committee.
Also a bill to be entitled an act in -relation to the stealing of
animals,
Which was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary
,Committee.
By Mr. Stewart:
A bill to be entitled an act to change the name of Louisa Jane
Dunham to Louisa Jane Patrick, and for other purposes ;
Which was received and placed among the orders of the day.
By Mr. Hagan :
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the adoption of
Marion Newton Waldron by David E. and Mary Waldron;
Which was received and placed among the orders of the day.
By Mr. Hope:
A bill to be entitled ah act to provide for the measurement of
,cedar timber shipped from Hernando county; .
"Which was received and placed among the orders of the day.
By Mr. Coulter:
A bill to be entitled an act to provide against evils resulting
from the sale of intoxicating liquors in the State of Florida,
Which was read the first time and on motion, referred to a
-select committee of three, consisting of Messrs. Chadwick, Weeks
and Long.
By Mr. Gass:
A bill to be entitled an act to prevent State officers from hold-
ing Federal positions,
Which was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary
,Committee.
Ihr. Elijah presented a Petition from the citizens of West
Florida; '
"Which was read, and on motion, referred to the Committee on
Commerce and Navigation.
Mr. Coulter presented a Memorial'to Congress to hmend the
- Homestead Acts;
Which was read and placed among the orders-of the day.
Also a Memorial for.a mail route fiom Clay Landing to Ocala;
Which was read and placed among the orders of the day.
Mr. Scott moved that a Standing Committee be appointed by
the Chair on Mail Routes;
Which was not agreed to.







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On motion of Mr. Gass, the reading of yesterday's journal was
dispensed with, and the journal corrected and approved.
The following bills were introduced without previous notice:
By Mr. Kelly:
A bill to be entitled an act to punish for obstructions to rail-
roads, engines, cars, &c.;
Which was received and placed among the orders of the day.
By Mr. Wallace:
A bill to be entitled an act to repeal an act concerning official
and legal advertisements;
Which was received and placed among the orders of the day.
The following message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CIIAMBER, January 15, 1873.
HIon. S. B. CoNovEn, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sir: I am directed to inform you that the Senate has passed-
Assembly joint resolution requesting the Governor to ascertain
the opinion of the Supreme Court in relation to the establishment
of new counties and changing the lines of a county.
Respectfully,
C. R. KING, Secretary.
Which was read and the accompanying resolution ordered to
be certified to his Excellency the Governor.
On motion of Mr. Gleason, the Hon. T. W. Osborn, U.. S.
Senator, and Hon. W. J. Purman, Congressman, were invited to
seats within the bar of the Assembly at pleasure.
Mr. Washington offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Baptist Association,of the city of Talla-
hassee be allowed the use of the Assembly Hall on Thursday
night, the 23d instant.
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Wallace offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Judiciary Committee is hereby authorized
to employ D. McMillan as Clerk of said Committee.
Which was read.
Mr Scott moved to lay the resolution on the table;
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Osgood moved to amend by striking out the name of
" Mr. McMillan."
Mr. McRinnon moved to lay the motion of Mr. Osgood on
the table;
' Which was agreed to, and the Speaker ruled the resolution of
Mr. Wallace next in order.
Mr. Osgood appealed from the decision of the Chair, on the
ground that the resolution followed the amendment to the table.
The ruling of the Speaker was sustained by the Assembly.









McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Montgomery, Neal of Liberty, Osgood,
Peeler, Proctor, Roberts, Robinson, Scott, Small, Speer, Stewart, Swear-
ingen, Tliompson of Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson, Vann, Wallace,
Washington and Weeks-48.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
On motion of Mr. Washington, the reading of yesterday's
journal was dispensed with.
Mr. McKinnon moved to correct the journal by striking out
the announcement of appointments made by the Chief Clerk;
Which was agreed to, and the journal approved as corrected.
Mr. Brinson moved that Mr. Hankins be excused from further
attendance on the Assembly for to-day, on account of indis-
position;
Which was agreed to.
On motion, Mr. Hardee and Mr. Coulter were also excused for
to-day.
Mr. Gleason moved that the Engrossing Committee be reques-
ted to return to the Assembly the original bill entitled an act to
protect all citizens of the State of Florida in their civil rights
and to furnish the means for their vindication, referred to them
yesterday, also the engrossed copy of said bill, if any has been
furnished them;
Which was agreed to.
Assembly bill No. 13, to be entitled an act to protect all
citizens of the State of Florida in their civil rights and to furnish
the means for their vindication, made the special order for ten
o'clock, to-day,
Was taken up.
On motion, the Assembly resolved itself into a-Committee of
the Whole for the further consideration of the bill, Mr. Gleason
in the chair.
After some time spent therein, the committee rose and through
their chairman reported the bill back to the Assembly as correctly
engrossed, and recommended its passage.
On motion of Mr. Scott, the report was received.
On motion of Mr. Gleason, the bill was read the third time and .
put upon its passage.
The vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Cruse, Elijah,
Gass, Gleason, Hannah, Johnson, Kelly, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter,
Livingston, Long, Martin, McInniss, Montgomery, Neal of Jackson, Os-
good, Petty, Proctor, Robinson, Scott, Small, Stewart, Thompson of Co-
lumbia, Thompson of Jefferson, Wallace and Washington-30.
Nays-M3essrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Franklin, Brinsoun








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j Mr. Scott moved to amend by adding, and all other persons
that the Speaker may see fit-to invite;"
Which was accepted by Mr. Atkins, and agreed to by the As-
sembly.
Mr. Scottoffered the following resolution: -
Joint resolution in relation to the management of the Internal
Improvement Fund;
Which was read the first time.
Mr. Scott moved to waive the rule and read the resolution the
second time by title;
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Coulter offered the following resolution:
A joint resolution relating to Taxation and Revenue;
Which was read the first time.
On motion, the rule was waived and the resolution read the
second time.
On motion, the rule was unanimously waived and the ,resolu-
tion read the third time, and adopted by the following vote:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of
Franklin, Brinson, Browne, Bryant, Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter,
Cruse, Elijah, Gleason, Green, Hagan, Hankins, Hannah, Hardee, Hope,
Johnson, Kelly, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, Livingston,
Long, Martin, McInniss, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Montgomery,
Neal-of Jackson, Neal of Liberty, Osgood, Peeler, Petty, Proctor, Roberts,
Robinson, Scott, Small, Speer, Stewart, Swearingen, Thompson of Colum-
bia, Thompson of Jefferson, Vaun, Wallace, Washington and Weeks-52.
Nays-None.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
Also the following:
A resolution calling upon the Adjutant-General for a report
concerning the State Prison.;
Which was read the first time.
Mr. Scott moved to lay the resolution on the table;
Which was not agreed to.
On motion, the resolution was adopted.
Also the following:
Joint resolution to amend the State Constitution;
Which was read the first time and ordered for a second read-
ing on to-morrow.
The following message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CHAMBER, January 21, 1873.
IIon. S. I. CoxovEn, Speaker of the Assembly:
Smr: I am directed to inform you that the Senate has pass-
ed-
Assbmbly bill No. 13, to be entitled an act to protect all citi-








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Senate.bill No. 10, to be entitled an act for the relief of John
F. Bartholf;
Also, Senate memorial No. 1, a memorial to the Congress of the
United States, praying for a donation of inundated, unsurveyed
marsh lands to the city of St. Augustine;
Also, Senate memorial No. 2, a memorial to Congress for an
appropriation for the survey and estimates of a ship canal from
the waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the waters of the Atlantic
ocean, by the most direct and practicable transit of the Penin-
sular of Florida.
Respectfully,
C. R. KING, Secretary.
Which was read and the accompanying bill and memorials
placed among the orders of the day.
Mr. Wallace moved that a standing committee of five be ap-
pointed by the Speaker to inquire and report such necessary
measures as may protect and encourage the gathering of sponge
on,the coast of Florida ;
Which was agreed to.
The Speaker appointed as said committee, Messrs. Browne,
,Coulter, Gleason, McInniss and Swearingen.
Mr. Hagan presented a memorial asking for a mail route from
"Tampa to Fort Ogden;
Which was read.
Mr. Gleason moved that aStanding Committee on mail routes
.be appointed;
Which was agreed to.
On motion, all memorials on mail routes were referred to said
'committee.
Mr, Coleman presented a petition from Adolphus Wohl;
Which was read.
On\motion of Mr. Swearingen, the Assembly took a recess for
.30 minutes.


TEN MINUTES TO TWELVE O'CLOCK, M.
"The Assembly resumed its session.
A quorum present.
'The following message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CIHAMER, January 22, 1873.
Hlon. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly :
SinE I am directed to inform you that the Senate is now ready
to meet the Assembly in joint session for the purpose of consid-
ering the question of the election of a U. S. Senator.
Respectfully,
C. R. KING, Secretary.








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Mr. Scott moved to lay the motion on the table;
"Which was not agreed to.
The yeas and nays were called for on the original motion,
and were:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Brinson, Browne, Bryant, Chadwick, Cruse,
Gleason, Green, Hankins, Hope, Johnson, Kelly, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of
Sumter, Long, Martin, McInniss, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Neal of
Jackson, Neal of Liberty, Osgood, Peeler, Proctor, Roberts, Robinson,
Small, Speer, Stewart, Swearingen, Thompson of Columbia, Thompson
of Jefferson, Vann and Wallace-36.
Nays-Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Franklin, Bush,
Coleman, Coulter, Elijah, Hagan, Llambias, Livingston, Petty and
Scott-12.
So the motion was agreed to.
The following committee reports were received :
IHon. S, B. CNov.En, Speaker of the Assembly:
SIn: The Committee on State Institutions recommend that
the use of the Assembly Hall be granted to the Baptist Associa-
tion of the city of Tallahassee, Thursday evening, January 23d.
E. R. CHADWICK, Ch'n.
H. CRUSE,
J. F. LLAMBIAS,
J. H. LEE,
D. M. McINNISS.
Which was read and adopted.
Hon. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly:
SIn: Your Committee on the Judiciary to whom was referred
the following bills, viz:
Assembly bill No. 2, entitled an act to prohibit cabinet officers
from absenting themselves from the 'capital;
Assembly bill No. 28, entitled an act in relation to criminal
practice;
Assembly bill No. 25, entitled an act to authorize actions
against railroad companies in case of death resulting from neg-
ligence ;
"And Assembly bill No. 26, entitled an act to authorize Rich-
ard C. Winters to take charge of and manage his own estate,
Beg leave to report that they have carefully examined the
same, and recommend that they do pass.
Very Respectfully,
H. L. MITCHELL,
W. K. COULTER,
A. B. OSGOOD,
W. H. GLEASON.







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A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Abraham J. Prevat.
By Mr. Scott:
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Citizens' Gas
Company of Jacksonville, Fla., and for other purposes.
Which were received and placed among the orders of the day.
Mr. Kelly presented a petition with an accompanying bill
to be entitled an act to repeal an act entitled an act to simplify
and abride the practice, pleadings and proceedings of the courts
of this State, &c.;
Which was on motion referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Mitchell offered the following:
Joint resolution of the Legislature of the State of Florida, pro-
posing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Florida.
Be it resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of
Florida, That the following amendments to the Constitution of
the State of Florida be and the same are hereby proposed and.
agreed to, viz:
SECTION 1. That section nineteen of Article Fifth of the Con-
stitution of the State of Florida, is hereby amended to read as
follows : The various officers of the different counties of the
State of Florida, to-wit: an Assessor and Collector of Revenue,
a County Treasurer, a County Surveyor, a Superintendent of
Common Schools, and five County Commissioners, shall be sev-
erally chosen by a plurality of the votes cast at the biennial elec-
tion to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in
November of every second year after the year one thousand
eight hundred and seventy-four.
SEc. 2. Such officers shall hold their several offices for the
term of two years from the date of their acceptance, and until
their successors shall be qualified.
SEc. 3. Section nineteen of Article six of the Constitution of
the State of Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows : The
Governor shall, by and with the consent of the Senate, appoint
a State Attorney in each Judicial Circuit, whose duties shall be
prescribed by law. He shall hold office for four years from the
date of his acceptance, and until his successor shal lbe qualified.
At the biennial election to be held on the first Tuesday after the
first Monday in Novembeir of every second year after the year
one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, shall be chosen by
a plurality of the votes cast, a Sheriff and a Clerk of the Circuit
Court, in and for each county in the State. And such Clerk of
the Circuit Court shall be ex-officio Clerk of the County Court
and Ordinary. Their duties shall he prescribed by law;
Which was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary
Committee.
Mr. Scott called up joint resolution in relation to the manage-
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On motion of Mr. Livingston, the reading. of yesterday's jour-
nal was dispensed with, and the journal corrected and approved.
The following committee report was received:
Hon. S. B. CoNOVEE, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sin: Your Committee on Public Printing to whom was re-
ferred Assembly bill No. 35, entitled an act to repeal an act con-
cerning official and legal advertisements, beg leave to report that
they have carefully examined the same, and recommend that it
do pass.
JNO. E. PROCTOR,
W. S. BUSH,
F. B. HAGAN,
GEO. WASHINGTON,
THOSE. HANNAH.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among
the orders of the day.
Also the following:
Hon. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly :
We, the undersigned, Committee on Privileges and Elections;.
to whom was referred the case of Arthur St. Clair, vs. Samuel
E. Hope, contested election from the county of Hernando, beg
leave to report, that from the fact of there appearing no evidence
of any nature whatever to sustain the allegations set forth in the
petition of Arthur St. Clair, therefore, we do dismiss the case.
J. WALLACE, Ch'n.
JNO. L.,McKINNON,
THOSE. HANNAH.
Which was read, and on'motion the report was adopted.
Also the following:
Hon. S. B. CoNovER, Speaker of the Assembly :
We, tlhe undersigned, Committee on Privileges and Elections,
to whom.was referred the case of Z. King, of the Seminole In-
dian tribe, beg leave to report, that they have had before them
all the available witnesses as well as the documentary testimony
pertaining to the case, and after careful examination we are of the
opinion that Mr. Z. King is not entitled to a seat as a member of
this Assembly.
J. WALLACE, Ch'n.
JNO. L. McKINNON,
THOSE. HANNAH,
Z. ELIJAH.
Which was read and adopted.
Also the following:









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Yeas-M-r. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of C:lhonn, Atkins (o
Franklin, Brinson, Browne, Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter, Cruse,
Elijah, Gass, Gleason, Hankins, Hannah, Johnson, Kelly, Llambias, Lee
of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, Livingston, Long, Martin, McInniss, McMillan,
McKinnon, Montgomery, Neal of Liberty, Osgood, Peeler, Petty, Proctor.
Roberts, Robinson, Scott, Small, Speer, Stewart, Swearingen, Thompson
of Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson, Vann, Wallace, Washington and
Weeks-46.
Nay--Mr. Blyant-1.
At 12 o'clock, M., the Senate entered the Assembly Hall.
Hon. M. L. Stearns, President of the Senate, took the chair.
The Senate roll was called and the following Senators were
present:
Messrs. Billings, Crawford, Dennis, Eagan, Fortner, Ginn, Henderson,
Hill, Jenkins, J hnson, Knight, Locke, Long, McAuley, 'McCaskill, Mc-
Kinnon, Meacham, Oliveros, Pearce, Pope, Potter, Smith, Stui'tevant and
Sutton-24.
Upon the call of the Assembly roll, the following members
answered to'their names :
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins' of Calhoun, Atkins of Franklin,
Brinson, Browne, Bryant, Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter, Cruse, Eli-
jab, Gass, Gleason, Green, Hagan, Hankins, Hannah, Hardee, Hope, John-
son, Kelly, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, ,vingston. Long,
Martin, McInniss, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Montgomery, Neal of
Jackson, Neal of Liberty, Osgood, Peeler, Petty, Proctor, Roberts, Robin-
son, Scott, Small, Speer, Stewart, Swearingen, Thompson of Columbia,
Thompson of Jefferson, Vann, Wallace, WVashington and Weeks-53.
A quorum of both houses present.
The Chairman declared the joint meeting organized.
The President announced the election of U. S. Senator in or-
der, there being no election on' Saturlday.
The vote of the joint meeting was taken, with the following
result:
For. REED-Senate, Messrs. Billings, Meacham and Pearce, 3..
Assembly, Messrs. Gass, Long, Osgood and Washington, 4.
Total, 7.
For SAxFonD--Senate, Messrs. Crawford, Gin, Oliveros and
Smith, 4. Assembly, Messrs. Llambias, Mclnniss, Neal of Lib-
erty and Scott, 4. Total, S.
For CHEMEY-Senate, Messrs. Dennis,.Eagan, Hill, Jenkins,
Locke and Pope, 6. Assembly, Messrs. Coleman, Livingston,
Petty, Small and Thompson of Jefferson, 5. Total, 11.
For CoNovER-Senate, Messrs. Fortner, Henderson, Long,
McAuley, McKinnon and Sutton, 6. Assembly, Messrs. Abbott,
Atkins of Calhoun, Brinson, Bush, Gleason, Hagan, Hannah,









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Mr. Wallace moved that Gen. W. G. M. Davis be invited to
a seat on the floor of the Assembly;
Which was agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Llambias, Mr. Coulter was excused from
thrther attendance on the Assembly to-day.
SThe following bill was introduced by Mr. Weeks :
A bill to be entitled an act to make and form the County of
Bay from and out of the county of Bradford, and to organize
Bay County;
Which was read the first time and referred to the Committee
on City and County Organizations.
On motion, the following petition accompanying said bill was
ordered to be spread on the journal:
To the Senators and Representatives of the Florida Legislature
now in session:
We, the citizens of the eastern portion of Bradford County,
respectfully request a division of said County, the dividing line
to be the Range line twenty, (20) ; said range line to New River,
and said river thence North to be the dividing line, the new-
county to be known as Bay County, and locate the County site
at Starke.
Isaac J Hatch, Richard Thomas, Cyer Padgett,
Dave McFashou, Daniel McRae, Henry Wells,
M W Brown, G W Baisden, G Bose,
Ervin Johns, J G Alvarez, Harris Powers,
Joseph Cone, G R Dixon, B Haynes,
J C Coy, George Bates, Jackson Reddish,
Saml Swearingen, G W McKinney, Eliza Jon s,
Moses J Taylor, H C Bowen, Ely.Hicks,
Henry Taylor, Tire Parish, Jeremiah Johns,
Abram McFashon, J F Brown, Nathan Camdy,
J C Richard, W T Dryden, J M Johns,
Chas E Jones, Armstrong Roberts, Jack Cumings,
J M Blitch, Jerry Robberson, J D Jones,
T Hemingway, M R Beasley, Wiley Jones,
Geo E Pace, Thomas Dixson, Jackson Jones,
Jos P McCully, Perry Johns, Harley Jones,
David H Dixon, Levi Johns, A H Johns,
J P Parish, J L Wynn, Isaac Hunter,
Lemuel Drego, E C Wynn, R C Davis,
J J Sparkman, Nelson Powers, Daniel Jones,
Henry Garvin, Jackson Brooks, William Jones,
Thomas Mathews, David Donley, E J Wainright,
W H Dupree, Joseph Stewart, N C Wainright,
Warren Mason, Owen Alvarez, Mericus, Reed,
A T Lee, Ozias Alvarez, Jery Revels,
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Mr. Coulter offered the following joint resolution:
JOINT RESOLUTION
Of the Legislature of the State of Florida, proposing amendments,
to the Constitution of the State of Florida:
Be it resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of-
Florida, That the following amendments to the Constitution
of the State of Florida be and the same are hereby proposed and
agreed to:
SECTION 1. Tiat so much of section nine, (9), article sixth,
(vi) of the Constitution, which reads as follows: "Section 9.
There shall be a County Court organized in each county;" be
repealed and the following be substituted in lieu thereof: Sec-
tion 9. The Legislature shall have power to establish by law a
County Court in each county, when the ends of justice re-
quire it."
SEC. 2. That section 2, article Iv, which reads as follows: Sec-
tion 2. The sessions of the Legislature shall be annual, the first
session on the second Monday of June, A. D. 1868, and there-
after on the first. Tuesday after the first Monday of January,
commencing in the year A. 1869. The Governor may in the
interim convene the same in extra session by his proclamation,"
be repealed, and the following be substituted in its stead: Sec-
tion 2. The sessions of the Legislature shall be-biennial, com-
mencing on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January,
A. D. 1877, and every two years thereafter. The Governor may
in the interim convene the same in extra session by his procla-
mation, when the public exigency requires it."
Which was read the first time and placed among the orders of
the day.
The following committee report was received :
HSon. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly :
Sin: The Committee on Public Printing to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 5, entitled an act making appropriations to sup-
ply deficiencies in appropriations for printing and advertising for
the year 1872, and for other purposes, having had the same un-
der consideration, beg leave respectfully to
REPORT:
That the bill provides for printing 200 copies of the Journals
of each house in book form for general distribution, which num-
ber your Committee consider entirely, too small, and they would
recommend that 200 be stricken out and 50.0 inserted in lieu
thereof. The additional cost, your Committee are informed,
will be trifling. Five hundred copies of the Journal, printed for
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Yeas-Messrs.'Atkins of Franklin, Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Cruse,,
Elijah, Gass, Gleason, Johnson, Kelly, Lee of Sumter, Martin, MeIlniss,.
Montgomery, Neal of Jackson, Osgood, Petty, Roberts, Robinson, Scott,
Small, Stewart, Thompson of Columbia and Thompson of Jefferson-24.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Bryant, Coulter, Green, Hagan,
Hannah, Hardee, Hope, Lee of Hamilton, McMillan, Mitchell, Neal of
Liberty, Peeler, Proctor, Speer, Swearingen, Vann, Wallace and Weeks-20.
So the resolution was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Kelly, the same was certified to the Senate.
Mr. Wallace moved that the Assembly take a recess until 12
o'clock, M. ;
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for and were :
"Yeas-Mr: Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Brownc,
Bryant, Bush, Green, Hagan, Hankins; Hardee, Hope, Lee of Hamilton,
Lee of Sumter, Long, McMillan, McKinhon, Mitchell, Neal of Liberty,
Peeler, Proctor, Roberts, Speer, Stewart, Swearingen, Vann, Wallace and
Weeks-27.
Nays-Messrs. Atkins of Franklin, Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter, Cruse,
Elijah, Gass, Gleason, Hannah, Johnson, Kelly, Llambias, Livingston,
McInniss, Montgomery, Neal of Jackson, Osgood, Petty, Robinson, Scott,
Small, Thompson of Columbia and Thompson of Jefferson-24.
Pending the vote the following message was received from
the Senate: *
SENATE CHAMBER, January 30, 1873.
Hon. S. B. CoNovEn, Speaker of the Assembly :
SIR: I am directed to inform youtthat the Senate has this day
adopted-
Assembly concurrent resolution relating to the election of a
State Printer.
Respectfully,
C. R. KING, Secretary.
Which was read.
Mr. Wallace's motion was agreed to, and the Assembly took
a recess until 12 o'clock, M.

The Assembly resumed its session.
A quorum present.
At 12 o'clock, M., the Senate entered the Assembly Hall.
Hon. M. L. Stearns, President of the Senate, took the chair.
The roll of Senators was called and the following Senators
were present:
Messrs. Billings, Crawford, Dennis, Eagan, Fortner, Ginn, Henderson,
Hill, Jenkins, Johnson, Knight, Locke, Long, McAulcy, McCaskill, Mc-
Kinnon, Meacham,. Oliveros, Pearce, Pope, Potter, Smith, Sturtevant and
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ell, Neal of Jackson, Neal of Liberty, Osgood, Peeler, Petty, Proctor, Rob-
erts, Robinson, Small, Speer, Stewart, Swearingen, Thompson of Colum-
bia, Thompson of Jefferson, Vann, Wallace and Weeks-45.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
On motion of Mr. Proctor, the reading of yesterday's journal
was dispensed with and the journal corrected and approved.
The following bills were introduced:
By Mr. Kelly:
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate tile Perdido Bay
lumber company;
Which was read the first time and referred to the Committee
on Incorporations.
Also a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Pensacola
coal and iron company;
Which was read the first time and referred to the Committee
on Incorporations.
By Mr. Hannah:
A bill to be entitled an act to punish 'persons for illegal voting
in this State;
Which was received and placed among the orders of the day.
By Mr. McInniss:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to
incorporate the Suwannee and Inland railroad company;
Which was received and placed among the orders of the day.
By Mr. Weeks:
A bill to be entitled an act declaiming who are entitled to hold
office and to prevent persons from holding two or more offices of
trust, profit or honor in this State at the same time;
Which was received and placed among the orders of the day.
Mr. Hannah presented a memorial to Congress for the estab-
lishment of certain Mail Routes in West Florida;
Which was read the first time and referred to the Committee
on Mail Routes;
Mr. Gass offered the following resolution:
Whereas, Bush's Digest is generally conceded to be incorrect
in its compilation; therefore,
Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That a com-
mittee of three lawyers be appointed by the Legislature to com-
pile the laws of Florida, irrespective of-Bush's Digest, and the said
committee is empowered to employ such assistance as may be
necessary to complete the said compilation.
Which was read.
Mr. Swearingen moved to lay the resolution on the table;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Mitchell offered the following resolution:








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States for the establishment of a mail route by steamship from
Pensacola to Key West and thence to Havana, Cuba;
Which was read the first time and referred to the Committee
on Mail Routes.
The following was received:
Ilon.'8. B. Conover, Speaker,
and Gentlemen of the Assembly :
I am requested to tender Madame F. E. Simeon's thanks to
your honorable body for the grant of the use of the Assembly
Hall next Wednesday, February 5th.
JNO. E. PROCTOR.
Which was read.
Mr. Martin offered the following concurrent resolution:
Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That a joint
committeee of three on the part of ts Assembly and two on the
part of the Senate be appointed to prepare and report an appro-
priation bill for the fiscal year ending December 31, 1873.
Which was read and adopted.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
Mr. Gass offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Governor be, and he is hereby requested
to make a detailed statement of the amount ofState bonds issued to
th6 J. P. & M. R. R. Company, and whether the said bonds were
issued in compliance with the law authorizing the issue of the
bonds to the said J. P. & M. R. R. Company, and whether the
said Company has deposited with the proper officers of the State
Government a sufficient amount of their bonds to secure the
State against fraud, and any other information bearing upon the
same subject, at as early a day as possible to this Assembly.
Which was read, and on motion referred to the Committee on
Railroads.
Mr. Wallace offered the following concurrent resolution:
Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That a corn-
"mittee of three on the part of the Assembly and two on the part
of the Senate be appointed to visit the State Penitentiary and
submit a report to this Legislature of the condition of that insti-
tution.
Which was read.
Mr. Elijah moved to amend by inserting "two on the part of
the Assembly and one on the part of the Senate;"
Which was accepted.
On motion, the resolution as amended was adopted.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
Mr. Mitchell offered the following resolution:








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The following bills were introduced:
By Mr. McInniss:
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Mechanic's Fre-
men's Association of the city of Jacksonville, county of Duval
and State of Florida,
Was under a suspension of the rule read the first time by its
title and on motion of Mr. Scott, referred to the Committee on
Incorporations.
By Mr. Small:
A bill to be entitled an act to allow Hugh E. Miller, a minor,
to practice law in all the courts of this State,
Was under a suspension of the rule read the first time by its
title.
Mr. Gleason moved that the bill be referred to the Judiciary
Committee;
Which was not agreed to.
The bill was placed among the orders of the day for a second
reading on to-morrow.
By Mr. Gleason:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to
provide for the creation of Corporations, and to prescribe their
general powers and liabilities,
Was under a suspension of the rule read the first time by its
title and referred to the Committee on Incorporations.
By Mr. Mitchell:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to
provide for the punishment of crime, and proceedings in criminal
cases,
Was under a suspension of the rule read the first time and
placed among the orders of the day for a second reading on to-
-morrow.
ORDERS OF THE DAY.

Senate bill No. 31, to be entitled an act in relation to certain
Comptroller's Warrants,
Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fi-
nance and Taxation.
Mr. Gleason moved that all bills on their first reading be read
by title and referred;
Which was not agreed to.
Senate bill No. 28, to be entitled an act relating to Warehouse-
men and Wharfingers,
Was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Com-
mittee.
Assembly bill No. 52, to be entitled an act to repeal an act enti-
tled an act to simplify and abridge the practice, pleadings and pro-
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shall not exceed the annual aggregate loss on Western produce
through insufficiency and expense of existing means of trans-
portation.
Such necessity is farther and exclusively proved-
First. By the enormous expense of the present overland trans-
portation of the produce of the West repeatedly stated in the
transactions of the National Commercial Convention as often
involving two bushels of wheat to carry a third to market.
Second. By the heavy expense of the port and towage charges
imposed at New Orleans on. ll produce compelled to seek an
exit by way of the Lower Mississippi and the Gulf.
Third.. By the immense losses incurred by South American
and Gulf commerce in its circuitous course around the Peninsu-
la of Florida, and in the dangerous navigation of the surround-
ing keys and shoals.
Twelve millions of dollars is the highest estimate commonly
made of the expense of constructing a canal from Texas to the
Atlantic, while the losses by shipwreck upon the Florida coast
within the last year alone are credibly 'estimated at $5,000,000;
and this estimate is convincingly fortified by the following sta-
tistics taken from the last annual report of the Commissioner of.
Lands and Immigration, showing the number of vessels that
have been partially wrecked on' the Florida coast from 1848 to
,1859, with the values of vessels and cargo, amount of salvage
allowed and the total expenses incurred by vessels adjudicated
upon at Key West:
Years. Nos. Value. Salvage. Total ex.
1848 41 1,282,000 125,000 200,060
1849 46 1,305,000 127,870 219,160
1850 30 929,800 122,831 200,860
1851 34 950,000 '75,850 165,000
1852 23 675,000 80,112 163,000
1853 57 1,973,000 174,950 330,100
1854 59. 2,469,000 182,400 211,808
1855 80 2,844,177 100,495 190,910
1856 71 2,000,000 .163,117 262,664
1857 59 1,837,950 101,890 181,772
1858 52 2,692,000 142,182 247,557
1859 66 3,035,400 198,404 293,497

Totals, 618 $22,043,327 $1,595,101 42,'.':.',
The total wrecks south of Cape Canaveral unadjudicated are
probably equal to the same amount.
If then this estimate of average annual loss by wreck is cor-
rect, it may with entire safety be stated that the aggregate loss
by shipwreck on the coast of Florida alone will in every six
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A bill to be entitled an act to protect the harbors and bays in
this State.
By Mr. Weeks:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act for the assessment
of revenue in this State.
By Mr. McKinnon:
A bill to be entitled an act to encourage the establishment of
manufactories in this State;
Which were received and placed among the orders of the day.
ORDERS OF THE DAY.
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to protect the har-
bors and bays in this State,
Was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Com-
mittee.
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to amend an act
for the assessment of revenue in this State,
Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fi-
nance and Taxation.
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to encourage man-
ufactures in this State,
Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fi-
nance and Taxation.
Assembly bill No. 59, to be entitled an act to change and de-
fine the county lines of Brevard and Orange counties, and to per-
manently establish the county line of Orange county,
Was read the second time and ordered to be engrossed for a
third reading on to-morrow.
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act further to define
the duties of Road Commissioners in the several counties of this
State,
Was read the second time and ordered to be engrossed for a
third reading on to-morrow.
Assembly bill No. 53, to be entitled an act to make and form
the county of Bay from and out of the county of Bradford, and
to organize Bay county,
Was read the second time and on motion of Mr. Scott, indefi-
nitely postponed.
Senate bill No. 25, to be entitled an act to repeal chapter 1831
of the laws of Florida, entitled an act to incorporate the passen-
ger and freight street car rail company,
Was read the second time and ordered for a third reading on
to-morrow.
Senate bill No. 14, to be entitled an act to incorporate the
Key West Internal Improvement company,
Was read- the second time and on motion, indefinitely post-
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On motion of Mr. Elijah, the reading of yesterday's journal
was dispensed with, and the journal corrected and approved.
The following bills were introduced:
By Mr. Wallace:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Charles F. Daly.
By Mr. Weeks:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to
authorize Augustus M. Cox to erect,a Dam and Toll-Bridge
across the Santa Fee river for milling purposes, approved Feb'y
16, 1870.
By Mr. Gass:
A bill to be entitled an act to prevent certain officers from
levying upon Homesteads and property exempt from forced sale.
Which were received and placed among the orders of the day.
Under a suspension of the rule, the following committee re-
ports were received:
The Committee on the Judiciary made the following report:
Hon. S. B. CON'OER, Speaker of the Assembly :
SmR: Your Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred
the following Assembly bills, viz:
Bill No. 42, to be entitled an act to repeal certain acts therein
named in relation to Insurance Companies, have examined the
same and recommend that it do pass;
Bill No. 12, to be entitled an act defining the duties and fixing
the pay of County Commissioners;
Bill No. 16, to be entitled an act to amend an act defining the
duties and fixing the pay of County Commissioners, approved
February 16, 1872;
Bill No. 38, to be entitled an act to regulate the payment of
Coroners, Constables, Jurors, Witnesses and Physicians attend-
ing Coroners' Inquests.
Your Committee have examined the above mentioned bills and
recommend that they do not pass, the fee bill obviating any
further legislation upon the subjects contained in said bills. ,
Assembly bill No. 50, to be entitled an act providing for the
acknowledgment of Deeds and other Conveyances of Lands;
Your committee have examined and report the same back, and
recommend its passage.
H. L. MITCHELL, Ch'n.
A. B. OSGOOD,
W. H. GLEASON.
Which was read and the accompanying bills placed among
the orders of the day.
Also the following:
Hon. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly :
SIR: Your Committee to whom was referred Assembly bill







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A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Pensacola Steam
Laundry Company; also,
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Pensacola Sav-
ings Bank; also,
A bill to be entitled an act to empower the County Commis-
sioners to establish Booms in the Rivers and Water Courses in
this State.
By Mr. Llambias:
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Catholic Benevo-
lent Society of St. Augustine.
"Which were received and placed among the orders of the day.
Under a suspension of the rule, the following committee re-
ports were received:
The Committee on Mail Routes made the following report:
Hon. S. B. CONOVEn, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sin: Your Committee on Mail Routes, to whom was referred
Assembly memorial asking for the establishment of a mail route
from Weelona to Perryville, in Taylor county, beg leave to re-
port that they have had the same under consideration and re-
commend that it do pass.
Very respectfully,
JOHN R. SCOTT, Chm'n.,
JAS. G. SPEER,
F. B. HAGAN.
Which was read and the accompanying memorial placed among
the orders.of the day.
The Committee on Claims made the following report:
Hon. S. B. CoNovEn, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sin: The Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the
petition of Adolph Wohl, of Marion county, asking that he be
refunded the sum of one hundred dollars, it being the amount
paid by him on a liquor license, ask leave to report that they
have carefully examined the same and recommend that it do not
pass. Very respectfully,
J. A. LEE, Chm'n,
JOHN R. SCOTT,
H. L. MITCHELL.
Which was read and the accompanying petition placed among
the orders of the day.
The Judiciary Committee made the following icport:
Hon. S. B. CONovEr, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sin: Your Committee, to whom was referred the following
bills, to-wit:
Assembly bill No. 11, to be entitled an act to change the time
and days of holding the Circuit Court within and for the Seventh
Judicial Circuit;









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Hope, Kelly, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, Livingston,
Long, Martin, Mclnniss, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Montgomery,
Neal of Jackson, Neal of Liberty, Osgood, Peeler, Petty, Proctor, Rob-
erts, Robinson, Scott, Small, Speer, Stewart, Swearingen, Thompson of
Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson, Vann, Wallace, Washington and
Weeks-46.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
On motion of Mr. Gass, the reading of yesterday's journal
was dispensed with, and the journal approved.
On motion of Mr. Kelly, the Committee on Engrossed Bills
were instructed to have engrossed Assembly bill No. -, to be
entitled an act to authorize the Pensacola City Company to di-
vide its property among the stockholders by lot, for a third
reading on to-morrow.
On motion of Mr. McKinnon, Mr. Atkins of Franklin was ap-
pointed a member of the Judiciary Committee, in place of Mr.
Coulter, who was excused from attendance on the Assembly on
account of indisposition for an indefinite period.
On motion of Mr. Llambias, the Sergeant-at-Arms was or-
dered to procure half a dozen chairs for the use of the Assembly.
The following communication was received from the Secre-
tary of State :
OFFICE SECRETARY OF STATE,
Tallahassee, Fla., February 10, 1873.
H1on. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly:
SIm: In response to a resolution of your honorable body re-
questing the Secretary of State to furnish the Assembly with.
the names of all corporate bodies or associations, with date of
filing of the articles of incorporation, having for their object in
whatever part the construction of a canal across or through the
State, I have the honor to present the following:
"The Florida Transit Canal and Improvement Company."
Filed Nov. 7th, 1871.
Incorporators.-Sherman Conant, John W. Butler, M. L.
Stearns, W. H. Hunt, W. H. Gleason, et al.
The Florida, Atlantic and Gulf Canal Company."
Filed July 16th, 1872.
Incorporators.-S. M. G. Gary and others.
Florida Ship Canal Company."
Filed Jan'y llth, 1872.
Incorporators.-Benj. Toomer, Geo. Child and others.
Ocklawaha and Withlacoochee Steamboat and Canal Coim-
pany."
Filed Jan'y 15th, 1872.
Incorporators.-H. S. Hart, E. S. Jennings and others.







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yesterday, with accompanying (lueuments, relative to the sup-
port of a lunatic, may b returned to me, as the matter is in pro-
cess of being arranged without legislative action.
Very Respectfully,
O. B. HART, Governor.
Which was read and the Clerk was directed to return the
communication and accompanying documents.
Mr. Hankins moved that Mr. Brinson be excused from further
attendance upon this session of the Legislature, in consequence
of sickness;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Hardee moved to reconsider the vote taken on yesterday
on Senate bill No. 27, in relation to Ferries and Toll-Bridges.
Mr. Wallace moved to lay the motion on the table;
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Hardee's motion was agreed to and the bill placed among
the orders of the day.
Under a suspension of the rule, Mr. Peeler offered the following
resolution:
Resolved, That the Attorney General of this State be reques-
ted to inform this House whether, in his opinion, a valid law
can be passed relieving the officers of this State who are declared
to be Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of this
State from all duties as such Trustees, and appointing other
Trustees to take the care, control and management of said Fund.
Which was read and adopted.
Under a suspension of the rule, the following committee re-
ports were received:
The Committee on Commerce and Navigation made the fol-
lowing report:
lion. S. B. CONOVEu, Speaker of the Assembly:
SIi : The Committee on Commerce and Navigation to whom
was referred a bill to' be entitled an act to regulate and govern
the employment of Stevedores in the harbors of the State of
Florida, respectfully
REPORT:
This bill proposes to enact that no person shall do work as a
stevedore in the harbors of Florida unless such person shall have
been a resident of the county in which he proposes to work as
stevedore for six months immediately preceding such offer, and
subjects any person working as stevedore, and not having so re-
sided, to a fine of $300.
In the matter of the exercise of the elective franchise and po-
litical rights of that class, it is admitted that each State may re-
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On motion of Mr. Long, the reading of yesterday's journal wax
dispensed with and the journal approved.
Mr. McKinnon moved to expunge fiom yesterday's journal
the resolution offered by Mr. Abbott in reference to M. WV.
Downie;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Abbott was allowed to withdraw the'resolution.
On motion of Mr. Mitchell, the rule was waived and the fol-
lowing committee reports received:
The Committee on Incorporations made the following report.:
lion. S. B. CONovEE, Speaker of the Assembly:
SI : The Committee on Incorporations have examined Sonate
bill No. 22, and recommend its passage, with the following
amendment:
Provided that the number of members excused from jury duty
shall not exceed eighty.
D. MONTGOMERY, Chin'n.
E. R. CHADWICK,
J. B. BROWNE,
.W. THOMPSON.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among the
orders of the day.
The Committee on City and County Organizations made the
following report:
lion. S. B. CONOVER Speaker of the Assembly:
Sin: Your Committee on City and County Organizations, to
whom was referred,
Assembly bill to be entitled an act to change the'line dividing
the counties of Manatee and Monroe,
Beg leave to report that they have carefully examined the
same, and recommend that it do pass.
Also that they have carefully examined Assembly bill No. 62,
to be entitled an act to authorize assessments on real estate for
the constructions of Roads and Highways, and lecomnmend that
it do not pass. Very respectfully,
JOHN R. SCOTT, Chin'n,
JAMES G. SPEER,
N. McMILLAN,
; W. W..J. KELLY.
Which was read and tle accompanying bills placed among
the orders of the day.
Also the following :
Hon. S. B. CONOVEn, Speaker of the Assembly:
. Sin: Your Committee on City and County Organizations t*
whom was referred,
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Mr. McKinnon moved to amend by inserting "for Charles P.
Daly, $180 ;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Wallace moved to amend by striking out 845" for L
Crampton, and insert $100 ;"
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Mitchell moved to amend by striking out $8, as pay of
members of the Legislature," and insert $5 ;"
Which, on motion of Mr. Gass, was laid o. the table.
Mr. Martin moved to amend by inserting for J. J. Yokum,
$66;"
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Wallace moved to amend by inserting for Lewis Wilson
door-keeper for the committee room on Privileges and Elec-
tions, $45 ;"
Which was agreed to.
Mr. --, moved to amend by inserting the following:
"That members shall be paid only for actual attendance, unless
prevented by sickness ;"
Which, on motion of Mr. Thompson of Columbia, was laid on
the table.
Mr. Conover moved to amend by striking out 7 for first
Assistant Clerk of Assembly and Assistant Secretary of the Sen-
ate," and insert $8 ;"
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Swearingen moved to amend by striking out 5 for
Reading Clerk," and inserting $6 ;"
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Montgomery moved to amend by striking out '7 for'
Sergeant-at-Arms," and inserting "$8 ;"
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Atkins of Franklin, moved to amend by striking out $5
for Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms," and inserting $6 ;"
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Montgomery moved to amend by striking out ':.4 for
Door-Keeper," and inserting "$5 ;"
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Wallace moved to amend by striking out 850 for Chap-
lain," and inserting $200 ;"
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Elijah moved to amend by striking out $2 for'Pages,'
and inserting $3 ;"
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Wallace moved to amend by fixing the pay of Clerk of
the Committee on Privileges and Elections at 87 per day for 3S
days;
Which was agreed to.
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Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among the
orders of the day.
The Committee on Commerce and Navigation made the fol-
lowing report:
Hon. S. B. CoNOVEn, Speaker of the Assembly:
SmI: The Committee on Commerce and Navigation, to whom
was referred a bill to be entitled an act to irnprove and make
navigable the Choctawhatchee river and its tributaries in
Florida,
REPORT:
That they have examined the bill and cannot recommend its
passage. The bill proposes to improve the navigation of the
Choctawhatchee river by creating a Corporation for that pur-
pose. To improve the navigation of the river we can see no ob-
jection; there is, however, objections of a serious nature to the
other provisions of the act. There is the grant of an exclusive
right to construct and maintain booms or other contrivances for
the security of logs transported on the river and its tributaries.
There is no limit to the number of booms; it is a matter of dis-
cretion with the Corporation. The power proposed to be gran-
ted, we do not think is consistent with the rights of other citizens
resident in the section, and engaged in the milling business.
There is no restriction as to charges or fees, and the bill creates
a monopoly which we cannot sanction. A very large lumber
business is growing up in West Florida, and one of the princi-
pal sources of supply is the river. This bill, while its apparent
purpose is to improve the navigation of the stream, has the prac-
tical effect of monopolizing the transportation of lumber to mar-
ket. A petition signed by many individuals interested in the
transportation of logs and lumber has been presented to us.
These persons declare, that the interest of West Florida require
that there should be no restriction or restraint placed upon the
transportation of lumber or logs. Agreeing with this view, we
must recommend that the bill do not pass.
J. B. BROWNE, Chm'n.
W. H. GLEASON,
J. A. ATKINS,
Z. ELIJAH,
SAM'L PETTY.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among the
orders of the day.
The Committee on Finance and Taxation made the following
report:
Hon. S. B. CoxOVER, Speaker of the Assembly :
Sin: The Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was
referred the following bill, viz:








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member of the Assembly with a copy who may have been pre-
viously supplied.
Which was read and adopted.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
The following message was received from the Senate :
SENATE CHAMBER, February 14, 1873.
Hon. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly:
SIR: I am directed to inform you that the Senate has adopt-
ed-
Senate memorial No. -, addressed to the Postmaster-Gen-
eral of the United States, asking for a post route from Gaines-
ville to Wacasassa.
Respectfully,
C. R. KING, Secretary.
Which was read and the accompanying memorial placed
among the orders of the day.
Also the following:
SENATE CHAMBER, February 15, 1873.
Hon. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly :
SI : I am directed to inform you that the Senate has passed
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to fix and regulate
the fees and per diem of certain officers therein designated, with
amendments;
Assembly bill No. 59, to be entitled an act to change and de-
fine the county lines of Brevard and Orange counties and to per-
manently establish the county line of Orange county;
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to legalize the city
government of Jacksonville; and,
Senate bill No. 51, to be entitled an act to incorporate the
West Florida Boom Company of Florida.
Respectfully,
C. R. KING, Secretary.
Which was read.
The Assembly concurred in Senate amendments to Assembly
bill entitled an act to fix and regulate -the fees and per diem of
certain officers therein designated.
The accompanying Senate bill was placed among the orders
of the day and the Assembly bills ordered to be enrolled.
On motion, Senate bill No. 51, to be entitled an act to incor-
porate the West. Florida Boom Company of Florida,
Was taken up,.and on motion of Mr. Atkins of Franklin, in-
definitely postponed.
Mr. Wallace was allowed to introduce the following bill:
A bill to be entitled an act in relation to Public Roads ;







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On motion of MIr. Long, the reading of yesterday's journal
wnas dispensed with, the journal corrected and approved.
"The following message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CIAMBEn, February 18, 1873.
lIon. S. B. CoNVEzn, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sir.: I am directed to inform you that the Senate has pass-

Senate bill No. -, to be entitled an act relating to the in-
dcebtedness of the State.
Respectfully,
C. R. KING, Secretary.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among the
Orders' of the day.
The following committee report was received:
The Committee ofi Enrolled Bills made the following report:
Rlon. S. B. CONOVEr, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sin: Your Committee on Enrolled Bills have examined the
allowingg bills and find them correctly enrolled:
An act to fix and regulate the fees mId per diem of certain
officers therein designated;
An act to change and define the county lines of Brevard and
1r I ig.:. counties and to permanently establish the county line of
Orange county;
An act to amend an act for the assessment of revenue in this
State;
An act fixing the number of hours for a day's labor;
An act to legalize the city government of Jacksonville;
An act to repeal an act concerning official and legal advertise-
awents..
E. R. CHADWICK, Chm'n,
W. F. GREEN,
S. COLEMAN,
W. G. STEWART,
N. McMILLAN.
Which was read, and the bills signed by the Speaker and Chief
Clerk of the Assembly.
On motion of Mr.'Scott, the rule was waived and the follow-
ing committee report was received:
AIon. S. B. CONovEi, Speaker of the Assembly :
SmI: The Special Committee, to whom was referred the fol-
!owing bill, to-wit:
Assembly bill No. 71, to be entitled an act to restore convicts
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Mr. Proctor moved that the Comptroller be invited to come
forward and read the Senate bill entitled an act relating to the
indebtedness of the State.
Mr. Mitchell moved to lay the motion on the table;
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for and were:
Ycis-3cssrs. Browne, Bryant, Bush, Gass, Gleason, IIagan, HlopeO
Johnson, Lee of Hamilton, Lee ol Sumtcr, Mitchell, Neal of Liberty,
Peeler, Roberts, Scott, Speer, Swearingen and Vann-18.
Nays-Messrs. Atkins of Franklin, Coleman, Cruse, Elijah, IIankins,
Hannah, Kelly, Llambias, Livingston, Long, Martin, McInuiss, MIcKin-
non, Montgomery, Neal of Jackson, Osgood, Petty, Proctor, Robinson,
Small, Thompson of Columlbi, Wallace and WIashington-23.
So the motion was not agreed to.
Mr. Proctor was allowed to withdraw his motion.
The following message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CIIAMBER, February 18, 1873.
Hon. S. B. CONOVEl:, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sm : I am directed to inform you that the Senate has pass-
ed -
Assembly No. -, to be entitled an act providing for the ac-
knowledgment of Deeds and other Conveyances of Lands.
Respectfully,
CHAS. R. KING, Secretary.
Which was read and the accompanying bill ordered to be
enrolled.
Also the following :
SENATE CHAMBER, February 18, 1873.
*Ion. S. B. CoNovEIz, Speaker of the Assembly:
SIn: I am directed to inform you that the Senate has passed
Assembly bill No. 70, to be entitled an act for the relief of A.
B. Hawkins and others,
Respectfully,
C. R. KING, Secretary.
Which was read and the cecormpanying bill ordered to be
cmirollcd.
Also the following :
iEN.rATE CiiAMinn1, February 18, 1873.
1Hon. S. B. Co.xovizi, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sin: I am directed to inform you that the Senate has pass-
ed-
Senate bill No. 72, to be entitled an act to amend Chapter-
1,931 of the laws of Florida; also,






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CR.
December 31,1872, by amount paid on account-
Expenses of collection of revenue, $176.07
Expenses first session Legislature of Florida, 1,510.00
Expenses of Penitentiary, 10,801.58.
Expenses Legislature, extra session, 1870, 737.20
Expenses first session Sixteenth Legislature, 4,100.12
Expenses ofAdjutant-General's Department, 78.80
Expenses of Presidential Election, 139.00
Expenses of furnishing, &c., Executive Cham-
ber, 1.00
Expenses of Bureau of Immigration, 1,520.00
Expenses of Public Instruction, 88.05
Expenses of Legislature, extra session, 1868, 45.00
Expenses of Legislature, extra session, 1872 6,981.43
Expenses of Legislature, 1872, .16,874.83
Expenses of Printing Supreme Court Reports, 70.40
Expenses of Printing Digest Laws of Florida, 750.00
East Florida Seminary Fund interest, 3,000.00
Indian hostilities, 13.30
Indian hostilities (supplies), 70.90
Salaries Military Department, 1,350.00
Salaries Judicial Department, 18,952.44
Salaries Executive Department, 11,626.83
Printing, .6,054.76
Criminal Prosecutions, 5,462.94
Contingent expenses of State, .1,815.37
Contingent expenses of Circuit Court, 526.16
Contingent expenses of Supreme Court, 1,670.31
Contingent Fund for acting Governor, 3,000.00
Common Schools, 8,805.63
Act for relief of Benjamin Saxon, 148.00
Appropriation to R. H. Gamble, 950.00
Appropriation to Henry Cook, 300.00
Appropriation to Charles II. Foster, 306.00
Appropriation toA. L. Woodward, 100.00
Appropriation to Hattie Triay, 96.00
Appropriation for expense contesting election, 250.00
Appropriation for clerk in Treasurer's office, 800.00
Pay of County Judges, 467.00
Pay of County Judges (1872), 210.00
Post-mortem examinations,. 63.50
Treasury Certificates, .. .14,376.53
Convention Certificates, 215.00
Jurors' and Witnesses', 14,766.90
General Assembly, .9.25
Common schools, for Freedmen, 230.00
Cancelled coupons, Seven per cent. State bonds, 17,983.00
Thirty-six Seven per cent. State bonds, placed to
Sinking Fund, 1,383.00
Comptroller's Warrants (greenback scrip), 66,136.76
Interest on State debt (School Fund), 14,332.63
Interest on State debt (Seminary Fund), 5,587.39
Repairs of Capitol, 588.99
Maintenance of lunatics, 370.00
Revenue refunded,. 166.00
To balance, 17,225.38-- 263,643.40









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taken annually by the Assessors of the several conuties.
An attempt was made at the last Legislature to have the
time changed to once in five years. An impression seems
to have prevailed extensively that this attempt was snices-
futl. Very few returns in consequence have been forwarded,
and we are obliged therefore to base our calculations on the
census of last year. Once in five years would seem often
enough for all practical purposes, and the change would
effect a considerable reduction of expense.
The interest on the Common School Fund apportioned
among the several counties the past year amounted to 815.
784.53. It is impossible to say what the warrants for thi-
amount have realized. If 60 cents on the dollar be taken
as the probable average value, the amount would be
$9,470.80. From the extremely detective character of thei
returns, it is impossible to state with precision the arnouni
raised'by taxation in the several counties. Including tih
one mill constitutional tax, the amount may be estimated
at about A $75.000.00
Add to this private contributions about 10,000.0o
Received from the Peabody Fund 7,350.0.
Interest on School Fund 9,470. S

And the total amount is 10S1,S20.St(
This divided among all the children of the State is at th,.
rate of t.64'per head.
PEABODY FUND).
The aid derived from the Peabody Fund is of peculia-,
value, because it is so distributed as to sustain schools for
about ten months in places where they become models of
what good schools ought to be. The following is a list of
places so benefited:
St. Augustine................ 1,300 Tampa ..................... 45)
Tallahassee................... 1,00 Quincy ................. 00
Gainesville.................... 1,000 Ocala.................. ..... .
Key West ................... 1,000 Apalachicola................. 0
Monticello ................... 700
"Pensacola .................... 700 .0;*
Lake City.................... 00
EDUCATIONAL FUNDS.
The following table has been prepared, showing the bonds
constituting the main part of the Common School and Sem-
inary Funds, the interest of which is by the Constitutior
and laws of the State annually apportioned among the sev-
eral counties.







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pointed to examine and report upon the account of Attorney-
General (Drew) for his services as attorney.
Special committee reported the examination and adjustment
of the account of Treasurer Adams, charging himself with bal-
ance on hand of cash $65.83, railroad coupons (cancelled)
$27,910, and bonds $29,500, and the report was adopted.
January 27, 1872.-The Commissioner of Lands and Immi-
gration was directed to reserve certain lands for two years from
sale to other parties, subject to purchase by George F. Drew, ac-
cording to a proposition submitted by him and accepted by the
Trustees.
February 20, 1872.-Ordered that a list of the bonds received
on sale of the Pensacola and Georgia Railroad and cancelled
under order of the Trustees of June 9, 1869, and of the coupons
attached, be made and presented to the Trustees, that the bonds
and coupons may be destroyed.
The treasurer was instructed whenever any property of George
W. Swepson can be found subject to levy, to institute a suit
against him for the balance due from him and unaccounted for
as confidential agent of the Trustees.
Special committee reported that they had, upon examination
of the account of the Attorney-General, disallowed thereon
$1,250, and adjusted it. at that disallowance. The report was
accepted and adjustment adopted as reported.
February 26, 1872.-Trustees met in Comptroller's office and
proceeded to destroy the bonds received of F. Dibble and asso-
ciates, amounting to $153,100 in bonds of the Tallahassee Rail-
road, and $807,600 of the Pensacola and Georgia Railroad, with
the coupons attached.
The treasurer reported the bringing of suit against George
W. Swepson and the garnishment of funds in the hands of M.
D. Papy; but upon Mr. Papy's appearance before the Trustees
and denying the possession of any funds of said Swepson, the
Trustee process as against Mr. Papy was ordered discontinued.
March 6, 1872.-Mr. Bisbee, as Attorney-General, appearing
and acting as one of the Trustees.
The Commissioner of Lands was. instructed to suspend all
conveyances of land to Messrs. Swann & Williams, under their
contract, till some progress be made in the approval of their
selections.
Ordered, that all necessary corrections of errors in convey-
ances to purchasers of land be made by the Commissioner of
Lands and Immigration upon consultation with the Attorney-
General.
By a vote of three to two, the Trustees refused to recognize
the consent decree in the suit of F. Vose against Trustees as any
longer of any binding force.
Attorney-General Bisbec was authorized to demand and re-












THE SCHOOL AND SEMINARY LANDS
Were composed of 85,714 acres of land granted by Congress
for the support of two Seminaries, one in East, and one in West -
Florida, which lands were selected and appraised by agents o;
the State and approved by the Department; then of the 16th'
sections granted by Congress to the State for general educational
purposes, and amounting originally to 704,692 acres. Of the
Seminary lands, some 46,000 acres have been sold, leaving a bal-
ance on hand of about 39,000 acres. Of the School lands, about
110,000 acres have been sold, leaving a balance of very nearly
594,500 acres.
The School and Seminary lands are not in any way connected
with the Internal Improvement Fund, and are entirely under the
direction and control of the State Board of Education. They
are sold in the State Land Office, but sold for the State Board
of Education and account of the proceeds is made to them.
INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT LANDS.
In March, 1845, Congress, by special enactment, granted to
the State of Florida for the purposes of internal improvement
500,000 acres of land, the lands to be selected and appraised by
agents of the State, and upon certification of such selection, to
be approved and patented by the Department. Of these lands,
446,115 acres have been selected and patented to the State, of
which some 227,000 have been disposed of, leaving a balance of
about 219,000 acres now under control of the Trustees.
SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED LANDS.
By act of Congress of September 28, 1850, all of the Swamp
and Overflowed Lands within the limits of the State of Florida,
which at that time remained unsold, were explicitly granted to
the State. These lands, while thus "granted" generally to the
State, enured to its benefit only when, by actual survey by the
agents of the State, they should be selected" and upon evidence
of such agents designated or separated and patented to the State
from time to time.
The leading and primary and expressed purpose of this grant
was the reclamation of these lands by construction of the neces-
sary canals, drains, &c.
Upon proper selection and approval, patents were to issue to
the State, which would convey to the State such lands in fee
simple, subject to the disposal of the Legislature thereof, but
.with the express proviso "that the proceeds of saidlands, wheth-
er from sale, or 'direct appropriation in kind, should be applied
exclusively, as far as necessary, to the purpose of reclaiming said
lands by means of the levees and drains qforesaid."
From time to time different agents have been employed by
the State to select these lands, and such selections have been










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The 83,843.58 referred to at the foot of the above list as re-
ceived in coupons, consisted of coupons deposited several years
since with Treasurer Conover in payment of land contracted by
the Trustees to be sold at a reduced price to the Southern Inland
Navigation and Improvement Company, in consideration of cer-
tain works of reclamation and drainage, and are charged to that
Company as they select and take deeds for the lands.
The $3,610.21 coupons noted as received, are coupons of an
equal or prior date to March 1, 1861, and were paid in land in
the order of priority oi maturity, according to the direction of
the injunction in the Vose case.
Tnder a contract made by the Trustees with Messrs. Swanir
& Williams, they were to select swamp and overflowed lands
for the fund, and were to receive in payment for their services
land at $1 per acre. They have selected a large amount of lands
within the last two years by actual survey and personal inspec-
tion, and credit for land has been given them in pursuance of
the contract, upon which they have drawn by giving receipts
which have been charged against their compensation from time
to time as those receipts have come in.
Aside from the two cases noted, the sales of land have been
considerably restricted, both from want of means induced by
repeated failure of crops, and as the result of protracted and
vexatious litigation and an injunction upon the Trustees, at the
instance of Francis Vose, a citizen of New York, to which refer-
ence is made in the report of the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund.
Repeated trespasses continue to be committed upon the
choicest timbered lands of the State, inflicting -serious damage
upon the fund, and deserving the serious attention of the Legis-
lature.
In the endeavor to check these depredations and by virtue of
the authority conferred by law, I have, in several sections of the
State, appointed agents for the protection of the State lands, and
have instructed them to prosecute trespassers and seize and sell
the stolen timber where possible, taking for compensation-one-
half of the proceeds of such sale. By this arrangement and
without expense to the fund, some diminution of the depreda-
"tions has resulted.
I take the liberty to renew a recommendation of miv prede-
cessor in the office of Surveyor, IIon. F. W. Webster, that tres-
passes upon State lands be punished by both fine and imprison-
ment, in the hope that this wasting of the resources of the fnnd
may be stopped.
Respectfully submitted,
J. S. AIDAMs,
Commissioner of Lands and Immigration.










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ROSTER OF THE MILITIA OFFICERS OF THE STATE.

JOHN VARNUM, Adjutant-General.

Colonel FRED. A. DOCKEAY, of Jacksonville, Assistant Adju-
tant-General.
Colonel' LEROY D. BALL, of Tallahassee, Quartermaster-
General.
Colonel CHARLES 11. FOSTER, of Tallahassee, Commissary
General.
Colonel GEORGE P. RANEY, of Tallahassee, Judge Advocate
General.
.Colonel CIARLES V. IIILLYER, of Ocala, Chief of Ordnance.
Colonel Joiin A. HENDERSOVN, of Tampa, Inspector-General.
Colonel P. A. HOLT, of Lake City, Surgeon-General.



FIRST DIVISION.

JoHN WV. BUTLER, Major-General Commanding.
STAFF. -
Lieutenant-Colonel H. C. Campbhll, Assistant Adjutant-
General.
Lieutenant-Colonel F. C. Humphreys, Ordnance Officer.
Lieutenant-Colonel John Carlovitz, Quartermaster.
Lieutenant-Colonel L. W. Rowle, Commissary.
Lieutenant-Colonel E. C. Weeks, Division Inspector.
Lieutenant-Colonel F. M. Peters, Surgeon.
Major Hamilton Jay, Aid-de-camp.
Major Frank Smith, Aid-de-camp.

FIRST BRIGADE.

Gr1ouuu( E. WENTWORTIT, Brigadier-Gencral Coimmanding.
STAFF.
Major A. B. Munn, Assistant Adjutant-General.
Major H. Hernandez, Brigade Inspector.
SECOND IREGIMENT OF INFANTIY.
Colonel, Thomas Harrod.
Lieutenant-Colonel, John Sunday.











boarded floor, it is to be wonder that they have not succeeded
in making an outbreak. They h' every opportunity of making
and perfecting their plans. Aside from this all the efforts of
officers to reclaim the criminal--. the advice and instruction
given them, is destroyed. The Ytng and inexperienced are
brought in contact with the most vy criminals, who, as a mat-
ter of course, contaminate them. It squires the most constant
energy of the officers to guard against this great evil. If there
was no other reason than the avoidar.l of such misfortune it
should be a sufficient reason for the ilnediate erection of at
least twenty cells in which the worst cininals could be separ-
ately confined. The present buildings nd grounds cost the
State nothing, and if it is to be used as a Iison the State should
at least do this much towards making it -fit place to confine
criminals.
The present wall should be removed at last forty feet out
from the buildings, and be raised to the height of twenty feet;
as it is now situated it is no prevention to the escape of pris-
oners.
There is no means of heating the Prison, and during the cold
snaps in winter the prisoners suffer severely. Last winter, when
the thermometerwas down to 10 degrees above zero for several
days at a time, the suffering was almost unendurable. Should
this winter turn out to be as cold as last, \ve can expect like
hardships unless some means of heating tht building is fur-
nished.
EDUCATION, MORAL AND IEIIGIOUS AGEkCIES.
Our school is very generally attended, and most of the pris-
oners who have been here a sufficient length of time can now
spell and read tolerably well. Those who are most advanced
teach the others. Our supply of books is limited, indeed, con-
sisting of only sufficient for a primary school of twenty-five or
thirty. Iad we slates, many of the prisoners would make con-
siderable progress in arithmetic, but while our finances are
in their present condition we can expect but little improve-
ment in this respect.
The regular attendance of our Chaplain on the Sabbath has
had a very decided effect for the better on many of the prison-
ers. It is very satisfactory to notice the change manifested for
the better in those who have embraced the holy opportunity
offered them.
LABOI OF CONVICTS.
In the months of January and February the prisoners were
employed on the railroad near here. The company having no
employment for them longer, and the State not having furnished
any employment for them, they were employed in getting out
cross-ties and clearing land. -











son, Kelly, Lee of Sumter, Livingston, Long, Martin, McInniss, Mont.
gomery, Neal of Jackson, Osgood, Petty, Scott, Small, Stewart, Thomp-
son of Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson and Washington-23.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Brinson,
Browne, Bryant, Bush, Coulter, Hagan, Hankins, Hannah, Hope, Llam-
bias, Lee of Hamilton, McKinnon, McMillan, Mitchell, Neal of Liberty,
Peeler, Proctor, Roberts, Speer, Vann, Wallace and Weeks-25.
So the motion was lost.
On motion of Mr. Gleason, the Assembly adjourned till to-
morrow, 12 o'clock M.

-o-


WEDNESDAY, January 8, 1873.

The Assembly met pursuant to adjournment.
The roll being called, the following members answered to
their names:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins of Calhoun, Brinson, Brow ne, Bryant, Bush,
Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter, Cruse, Elijah, Gass, Gleason, Green, Hagan,
Hlankins, Hannah, Hope, Johnson, Kelly, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee
of Sumter, Livingston, Long, McInniss, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitch-
ell, Montgomery, Neal of Jackson, Neal of Liberty, Osgood, Peeler
Petty, Proctor, Roberts, Scott, Small, Speer, Stewart, Swearingen, Thomp-
son of Columbia, Thompson olf efferson, Vann, Wallace and Weeks-47.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Stewart.
On motion of Mr. Scott, the reading of yesterday's journal
was dispensed with and the journal approved.
On motion, Messrs. Robinson of Jackson and Atkins of Frank-
lin came forward, presented their credentials, and were sworn
in as members of the Assembly.
Mr. Peeler moved that Mr. Hardee of Brevard come, forward
;-nd be sworn.
Mr. Chadwick moved to lay the motion of Mr. Peeler on the.
table;
Which was not agreed to.
On the motion of Mr. Peeler, the yeas and nays were called
'or, and were:
Yeas-Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Franklin, Brinson,
Browne, Bryant, Coulter, Green, Hagan, Hankins, Hannah, Hope, Kelly,
Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitch-
ell, Neal of Liberty, Peeler, Proctor, Speer, Swearingen, Vann, Wallace
and Weeks-27.






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Mr. Gleason offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk appoint one Reading Clerk,
one Engrossing Clerk, one Recording Clerk and the Enrolling
Clerks.
Which was not adopted.
On motion, the Assembly proceeded to the election of Ser-.
geant-at-Arms.
Mr. Gleason nominated Mr. Wyatt of Leon.
The vote was as follows:
Those voting for Mr. WT att were-
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Franklin, Brinson,
Bryant, Bush, Chadwick, Colcman, Conltcr, Cruse, Elijah, Gass, Gleason
Ilagan, Hankins, Hannah, Hope, Johnson, Kelly, Llambias, Lee of 11amn
ilton, Livingston, Long, Martin, McInnis, McMillan, Mitchell, Montgom-
cry, Neal of Jackson, Neal of Liberty, Osgood, Peeler, Petty, Proctor,
Roberts, Robinson, Scott, Small, Speer, Stewart, Swe'aringcn, Thompsonl
of Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson, Vann, Wallace, Washington and
Weeks.-46.
Mr. Wyntt was declared elected Sergeant-at-Arms of the As-
sembly.
Mr. Wallace moved to go into the election of an Assistant
Sergeant-at-Arms.
Mr. HIankins offered as a substitute that the office of Seracant-
at-Arms be abolished;
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Wallace's motion w,'s put and agreed to, and the Iouse
proceeded to elect an Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms.
Mr. Gleason nominated Birch Gibson.
Mr. Swearingen nominated W. II. Johnson.
1Mr. Wallace nominated Isaac Dent.
The vote was as follows:
Those voting for Mr. Gibson were-
Messrs. Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter, Cruso, Elijah, Gass, Glca-
son, Johnson, Kelly, Lee of Sumter, Livingston, Lonu:, Martin, 3Mclini.-
Montgomery, Neal ot Jackson, Osgood, Petty, Proctor, Robinson, Scit.
Small, Stewart, Thompson of Columbia, Thompson of Jeffers.on, Washino,-
ton and Weeks -28.
Those voting for Mr. Johnson were-
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Franklin,
Brinson; Browne, Bryant, Green, Hagan, Hankins, Iannah, Ianlree,
Hope, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Neal
of Liberty, Peeler, Roberts, Speer, Swearingen and Vann--4.
Those voting for Mr. Dent were-
Mr. Wallace-1.









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Rule No. 53 of the Assembly relative to Fisheries, and that a
Committee on Fisheries !,e made one of the Standing Commit-
tees;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Martin offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That a joint committee of two from the Senate and
three from the Assembly be appointed to wait on his Excellency
the Governor and inform him that the Legislature is now organ-
ized and ready to receive any communication he may have to
make at such time as may be satisfactory to him.
Which was read and adopted, and Messrs. Martin, Hannah
:and Livingston were appointed said committee.
Mr. McInniss. offered the following resolution :
Resolved, That the Committee on Judiciary be and is hereby
instructed to report a bill at as early a day as possible to the
Assembly, enfranchising persons who have been convicted in
the several courts of this State of crimes for which they were
disfranchised, and who have served their time in the penitentia-
ry, and restore them to civil and political rights, as other citi-
zens enjoy under the laws of the State of Florida.
"Which was read.
Mr. Johnson offered the following:
7b the IHonorable the Sj)eaker of the Assembly of the State of
Florida:
The petition of the undersigned respectfully showeth that he
was the candidate of the Republican party for member of the
Assembly for the county of Lafayette, at the election held on the
5th day of November, A. I. 1872. That he received at the pre-
cincts of the county one hundred and fifty votes, and that only
two hundred and fourteen votes in all were polled at said clec-
tion, giving him a majority of sixty-four votes. Besides, there
were polled at the precinct of New Troy six illegal votes, the
parties polling the same not being registered.
WM. D. SEARS.
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Privilege,
:;,d Elections.
Mr. Mitchell offered the following:
T7 the Hlon. Speaker and Assembly of the .Lefiislat're (f Flo'-
da:
The petitioner, J. J. Brown, respectfully represents that at
the election held in the county of Dade, in the State of Florida,
on the fifth day of November, A. I). 1872, he was duly elected
to represent said county in the Assembly of the Legislature ol
Florida for the ensuing term of two years, and is entitled to :i







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A bill to be entitled an act concerning Schools and Seminary
lands in the State of Florida;
Which was read the first time.
By Mr. Scott:
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the Codification and
Revision of the Laws of Florida;
"Which was read the first time.
By Mr. McInniss:
A bill to be entitled an act for the better Protection of Child-
ren attending Public Schools in this State;
SWhich was read the first time.
By Mr. Chadwick:
A bill to be entitled an act fixing the Pay of Members of the
Legislature of the State of Florida;
Which was read the first time.
The rule being suspended, Mr. Monigomery was allowed to
offer the following resolution:
Resolved, That Senators Osborn and Gilbert and Representa-
tives Wall and Purman be requested to urge the passage of a.
bill through the Congress of the United States, for the purpose
of improving the navigation of the Suwannee river.
Which was adopted.
Mr. Wallace gave notice that on to-morrow, or some time
thereafter, he would introduce a bill to be entitled an act for the
better Protection of People Traveling in this State.
The Speaker announced the following Standing Committees:

STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE ASSEMBLY.


Judiciary Committee:
Mr. MITCHELL, Chairman.
Messrs. COULTER, OSGOOD,
GLEASON, KELLY.
Privileges and Elections:
Mr. WALLACE, Chairman.
Messrs. MONTGOMERY, HANNAH,
McKINNON, ELIJAH.
State Institutions:
Mr. CIADWICK, Chairman.
Messrs. CRUSE, LEE of Hamilton,
LLAMBIAS, McINNISS.








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Mr. Montgomery moved that the Committee on Privileges and
Elections be authorized to appoint a clerk for said Committee at
such pay as the Committee may recommend.
Mr. Scott moved to lay the motion on the table;
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Montgomery's motion was then agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Montgomery, Mr. Hankins of Lafayette was
excused from attendance on the Assembly until Thursday next.
Mr. Scott offered a petition from Mr. Henry Bram, contestant
from Clay county;
Which was read, and on motion, referred to the Committee
on Privileges and Elections.
Mr. Gass offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Commissioner of Public Lands be and he
is hereby requested to present to the Assembly a detailed state-
ment of all school lands sold and unsold, and in what manner
the proceeds of sales have been applied, and the amount remain-
ing unsold, at as early a day as possible.
Which was adopted.
Also the following:
Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms furnish each member of
the Assembly with ten dollars worth of stationery for the pres-
ent session.
Which was read, and on motion, laid on the table.
The committee appointed to invite Mr. Moseley to deliver an
Educational Address presented the following:
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., Jau'v 10, l1873.
.Messrs. HAVDEE, COLLTrEE and WALLACE:
Feeling a great interest in the future prosperity and happiness
,f the people of Florida, I will comply with your request, and
use my utmost exertions, feeble though they are, to merit the
compliment conferred.
Vcry respectfully and truly your ob't serv't,
J. L. MOSELEY.
Which was read and ordered to be spread on the journal, and
the committee discharged.
The following message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CHiAMEERl, Jan'y 10, 173.
l[on. S. B. COXOVE, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sm: I am directed to inform yon that the Senate has adopted
the following resolution:
Resoled lby the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That a com-
mittee of two from the Senate and three from the Assembly be








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Upon which the yeas and nays were called forand niwere :
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Frank-
1in, Brinson, Bryant, Bush, Chadwick, Colenman, Coulter, C(ri-u, Elijall
Gleason, Green, Hannah, Ilardee, Hope, Johnson, Kelly, Llanlhi:,, Lee of
Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, Livingston, Long, Martin, Mclnniss, MeMillan,
McKinnon, Mitchell, Neal of Jackson, Neal of Liberty, Peelir, Proctor.
Roberls, Robinson, Small, Speer, Stcwart, Swearingen, Thompruso of C(-
lombia, Vann, Wall ace, Washington and Weeks '--4(i.
Nays--Messrs.Osgood and Petty-2.
So the rule was suspended and the reolution re:ln I[li. -ceoMi
Ihmoe.
On motion of Mr. Osgood, the rule was unaniniously waived.
the resolution read the third time andl piu upon its passagio;
The vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Callhoin, iAtIkins of
Franklin, Brinson, Bryant, Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, (ruse, Elijah.
Gleoason, Green, Hannah, Hardee, Hope, Johnson, Kelly, Ll! nlbias, Lee oI
Hamilton, Lee of Sumnter, Livingston, Long-, Martin, Meiiniss, lcMillal,.
McKinnon, Mitchell, Neal of Jackson, Neal of Liberty, Os,-ood, Peel'ri
Petty, Prector, Roberts, Rolinson, Small, iSpeer, Stewart, Sw\ariingen.
Thompson of Columbia, Thompson of Jefrerson. Vann. WnI\illaio. Vashi- .
ington anil Weeks-47.
Nays-None.
So the resolution was adopted.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Sen:ate.
Mr. Johnson offered the following resolution:
Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate cooneurt,'i, 'Tat lai Joint
Committee of three on the part of the Assembly and two oin the
part of the Senate be appointed to examine and adjust the ac-
acounts of ex-Governor Iarrison Reed, referred to in his last
annual message.
Which was read the first time and placed among the orders
of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.
.The Committee on Enrolled Bills made the following report:
lion. S. B. CoxovE, Speaker of the Assembly :
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills have examined :;nn report
the following as correctly enrolled:
Assembly bill to be entitled an act to authorize the exe'otution
of nn Appeal Bond in behalf of the State.
E. R. CHADWICK, Ch'n.
W. F. GREEN,
X. McMILLAN,
S. COLEMAN,
WM. G. STEWART.
Which was read.








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Mr. Osgood from a special committee made the following
report:
lon. S. B. CONOVEn, Speaker of the Assembly :
The special committee to whom was referred the bil: to be en-
titled an act to protect all citizens of the State of Florida in their
civil rights and to furnish the means for their vindication, beg
leave to report the bill back to the Assembly without alteration
or amendment, and recommend that it do pass.
ALFRED B. OSGOOD, Ch'n.
E. R. CHADWICK.
Which was received and read and the bill placed among the
orders of the day.
On motion of Mr. McKinnon, one hundred copies of said bill
were ordered to be printed for the use of the Assembly.
Mr. McKinhon moved that a committee of three be appointed
to wait upon the Senate and ask the return of Senate resolution
requesting the appointment of a committee to investigate the
books and accounts of the Treasurer and Comptroller, adopted
by the Assembly yesterday;
Which was agreed to, and' Messrs. McKinnon, Johnson and
Proctor were appointed said committee.
The following message was received from his Excellency the
Governor:
EXECUTIVE OFFICE,
TALLAIASSEE, Fla., January 15, 1873.
To the Senate and Assembly :
GENTLEMEN : Thankful to a kind and all-wise Providence fox
life, liberty, and the permanent guarantee and enjoyment of
equal rights before the law, the people of Florida have just
passed through one of the most exciting and hotly contested of
elections, in peace, patriotically submitting with characteristic
grace to the existing legally prescribed methods of ascertaining
the will of the majority, and quietly installing the newly-elected
officers.
We have reasons for the belief that hereafter we shall have
improvement in all the affairs of government, and, blest with a*
climate and soil that yield comfortable support to all indus-
trious, frugal, and well-managing producers, that now we have
entered upon a career of prosperity greater than any that we
have at any time known.
Of course there is much to be done in order to improve our'
domestic State affairs, and to keep them in a condition of con-







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Mr. Scott offered the following as a substitute:
Resolved, That the Judiciary Committee be, and they are
hereby empowered to elect their own Clerk, with such pay as
they may direct.
"Which was read and adopted,
The following message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CHAMBER, January 16, 1873.
Hon. S. B. CoNovEn, Speaker of the Assembly:
SIm: I am directed to inform you that the Senate has adopt-
ed-
Senate concurrent resolution, that a Committee on Judiciary
and Finance, Taxation and Education, of each body, be author-
ized to sit as one committee for the consideration of questions
brought before them. Respectfully,
C. R. KING, Secretary.
Which was read and the accompanying resolution placed
among the orders of the day.
Mr. Gleason moved that a bill to be entitled an act to provide
against evils resulting from the sale of intoxicating liquors in the
the State of Florida, be printed;
Which was agreed to, and 100 copies ordered to be printed.
The following message was received from his Excellency, the
Governor:
EXECUTIVE OFFICE,
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., Jan. 16, 1873.
Hon. S. B. CONOVEE, Speaker of the Assembly :
SIR : I herewith return the bill to authorize the Execution of an
Appeal Bond in behalf of this. State, which originated in your
house, without my signature, as the occasion and necessity for
the execution of such bond have ceased to exist, the appeal re-
ferred to having been denied.
I desire to call the attention of the Assembly to the manner
in which this bill is enrolled, conveying the impression that it
was a Senate bill. Very respectfully,
O. B. HART, Governor.
.Which was read.
Upon the question,-" Shall the bill pass, the objections of the
Governor to the contrary notwithstanding ?" the vote was :
Yeas-None.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Franklin, Brinson,
Browne, Bryant, Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter, Cruse, Elijah, Gass,
Gleason, Green, Hagan, Hankins, Hannah, Hardce, Hope, Johnson, Kelly,
Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, Livingston, Long, Martin, Mc-
Inniss, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Mtontgomery, Neal of Jackson,
Neal of Liberty, Osgood, Peeler, Petty, Proctor, Ioberts, Robinson, Scott,








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Browne, Bryant, Green, Hagan, Hope, Llambias, McMillan, McKinnon,
Mitchell, Neal of Liberty, .Peeler, Roberts, Speer, Swearingen, Vann and
Weeks-20.
So the bill passed-title as stated.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
Mr. Lee of Sumter presented a memorial to Congress asking
for the establishment of a Land Office in South Florida;
Which, on motion, was read and adopted by the following
vote:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs.Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Frank-
lin, Brinson, Browne, Bryant, Bush,Cruse, Elijah, Gleason, Green, Hagan,
Hannah, Hope, Johnson, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, Liv-
ingston, Long, Martin, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Montgomery,
Neal of Liberty, Peeler, Proctor, Roberts, Scott, Small, Speer, Stewart,
Swearingen, Thompson of Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson, Vann, Wal.
lace, Washington and Weeks-41.
Nay-M-r. Gass-1.
Mr. Speer presented a memorial to Congress asking for a mail
route from Orlando, in Orange county, to Okahumkie, in Sumter
county,
Which was read and adopted by the following vote:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of,Calhoun, Brinson, Browne,
Bryant, Bush, Cruse, Elijah, Gass, Glcason, Green, Hagan, Hannah, Hope,
Johnson, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, Livingston, Long,
1McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Montgomery, Neal of Jackson, Neal of
Liberty, Peeler, Petty, Proctor, Robinson, Scott, Small, Speer, Stewart,
Swearingen, Thompson of Columbia and Wallace-38.
Nays-None.
Mr. Gleason was allowed to introduce the following bill:
A bill to be entitled an act to confer further powers upon the
Florida Transit, Canal and Improvement Company;
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Incor-
poration.
On motion, 100 copies of said bill were ordered to be printed
for the use of the Assembly.
The following bills were introduced without previous notice:
By Mr. Chadwick:
A bill to be entitled an act to simplify the mode and manner of
acknowledging and proving the execution of Deeds of Convey-
ance, Release, Mortgages, Powers of Attorney, Relinquishments
and other instruments of writing relating to real estate, and to
provide for the recording thereof;
Which was received and placed among the orders of the day.
By Mr. Chadwick :
A bill to be entitled an act to repeal an act to provide for the








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zens of the State of Florida in their civil rights, and to lirnisih
the means for their vindication.
Respectfully,
C. R. KING, Secretary.
Which was read and the bill ordered to be enrolled.
Also the following:
SENxTE CHIAMBEi, January 21, 1e:73.
Hlon.S. B. CoovEr, Speaker of the Assembly :
Sm: I am directed to inform you that the Sate ha this dacy
nassed-
Senate bill No. 12, entitled an act to change the name cf
t'. .,. 1i'. Theological Institute.
Respectfully,
C. 11. KING, Secretary.
Which was rend and the bill placed among the orders of the
day.
Mr. Chadwick, Chairmian of the committee- to whom was re-
jbrred a bill to be entitled an act to provide against evils result-
"ing from the sale of intoxicating liquors in the State of Florida,
:isked that the committee be allowed further time to e(iniider-
hie same before reporting;
VWhich was granted.
The following bills were introduced without previous notice:
3By Mr. Wallace :
A bill to be entitled an nat to.change the name of the corpeo-
cation known as the Southern Land Immigration Company, and
fall it the Southern Inmigrating and Bankinn' Companyv.
By Mr. Coulter:
A bill to be entitled an act to protect the people of Florida
against the illegal and fraudulent issue of bonds and securities,
and to ascertain the nature and extent of the debts and liabili-
ties of the State of Florida, and for other purpose-'. connected
with the same.
By Mr. Coulter:
A bill to be entitled an act to fix and regulate the tbfs anld per:
diem of certain officers therein designated.
By Mr. Atkins of Franklin:
A bill to be entitled an act to repeal certain acts tlmiecit namie;!
in relation to Insurance Companies.
By Mr. Proctor:
.A bill to be entitled an act for the better lprotct;e)ii ,i;l-
mals running at large.
Which were received and placed among the orders of, tih day.

ORDERS OF THE DAY.
Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate condorriny, That a joint
committee of three on the part of the Assembly, and two on the






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"Which was read.
Mr. Scott moved that a committee of two be appointed to in--
form the Senate that the Assembly would be ready at 12 o'clock,
M., to receive them in joint session for the purpose of electing a
U. S. Senator;
Which was agreed to, and Messrs. Scott and- Peeler were ap-
pointed said committee.
After a brief absence, the committee returned and reported
that they had performed the duty assigned them and were dis-
charged.
At 12 o'clock, M., the Senate entered the Assembly Hall.
Hon. M. L. Stearns, President of the Senate, took the chair.
The Senate roll was called and a quorum of Senators found
present.
Upon the call of the Assembly roll, the following members
answered to their names :
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Franklfn,.
Brinson, Browne, Bryant, Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter, Cruse,.
Elijah, Gass, Gleason, Green, Hagan, Hankins, Hannah, Hardee, Hope,.
Johnson, Kelly, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton,' Lee of Sumter, Livingston,.
Long, Martin, McInniss, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Montgomery,,
Neal of Jackson, Neal of Liberty, Osgood, Peeler, Petty, Proctor, Roberts;.
Robinson, Scott, Small, Speer, Stewart, Swearingen, Thompson of Colum--
bia, Thompson of Jefferson, Vann, Wallace, Washington and Weeks--58
A quorum present.
The Chairman declared the joint meeting organized.
-The reading of yesterday's journal was ordered.
The Senate proceedings of yesterday were read.
Yesterday's proceedings of the Assembly were also read.
Senator Billings offered the following:
Resolved, That no persons other than members of the Legis-
lature and the officers thereof, and reporters, be admitted within
the bar of the Assembly Hall during the balloting for U. S. Sena-
tor, during this Session of the Legislature.
Which was read.
Senator Jenkins offered the following amendment:
Excepting those to whom the privileges of the floorin either
house has heretofore been granted;
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for and were:
The vote of the Senate was-
Yeas-Messrs. Dennis, Jenkins and Johnson-3.
Nays-Messrs. Billings, Crawford, Eagan, Fortner, Ginn, Hende:son,
Hill, Knight, Locke, Long, McAulcy, McCaskill, McKinnon, Meacham,
Oliveros, Pearce, Pope, Potter, Smith, Sturtevant and Sutton-21.








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Which was read and the accompanying bills placed among the
orders of the day.
Hon. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly:
Your Committee on Enrolled Bills have examined and report
the following as correctly enrolled:
A bill to be entitled an act to protect all citizens of the State
of Florida in their civil rights and to furnish the means for their
vindication.
E. R. CHADWICK, Ch'n.
W. F. GREEN,
N. McMILLAN,
S. COLEMAN,
WM. G: STEWART.
,Which was read and the accompanying bill signed by the
Speaker and Chief Clerk.
Hon. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly:
The committee to whom was referred Assembly bill No. 27,
a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of the collector of reve-
nue of Escambia county, report the same back and recommend
that it be indefinitely postponed.
W. H. GLEASON, Ch'n.
JNO. E. PROCTOR,
J. W. JOHNSON,
JAS. G. SPEER,
T. F. SWEARINGEN.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among the
orders of the day.
The Chief Clerk begs leave of the Assembly to announce the
following Clerks appointed in pursuance of resolution of the As-
sembly, passed January 9, 1873, viz:
William M. Dukes, Reading Clerk.
A. J. Cassiday, Engrossing Clerk.
James H. Wentworth, Recording Clerk.
A. A. Ellenwood, Enrolling Clerk.
Respectfully,
H. S. HARMON, Chief Clerk.

ORDERS OF THE DAY.

A bill to be entitled an act to prevent State Officers from
holding Federal positions;
Was taken up.
Mr. Scott moved that the bill be placed among the orders of
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Which was read the second time.
Mr. Scott moved that the rule be waived and the resolution
read the third time ;
Which was unanimously agreed to, the resolution read the
third time and adopted by the following vote:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Franklin, Bry-
ant, Chadwick, Coulter, Cruse, Elijah, Gass, Gleason, Hagan, Hankins,
Hope, Johnson, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, Livingston,
Long, MIartin, McInniss, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, 'ontgomery,
Neal of Jackson, Neal of Liberty; Osgood, Peeler, Petty, Proctor, Roberts,
Robinson, Scott, Small, Speer, Stewart, Swearingen, Thompson of Jeffer-
son, Vann, Wallace, Washington and Weeks -43.
Nays-Messrs. Browne and Green-S.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
The following report was received:
Hon. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly:
SmI: The Committee on State Institutions recommend that the
use of the Assembly Hall be granted to the Ladies' Society of
Tallahassee Friday evening, January 24th.
E. R. CHADWICK, Chairman.
JOSEPH F. LLAMBIAS,
J. H. LEE,
D. M. MoINNISS.
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Swearingen moved that the Assembly take a recess until
ten minutes to 12 o'clock, M.;
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for, and were:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Frank-
lin, Browne, Bryant, Bush, Coleman, Gass, Hagan, Hankins, Hannah,
Hope, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, McMillan, Mitchell,
Neal of Liberty, Peeler, Proctor, Roberts, Speer, Stcwart, Swearingen,
Vann, Wallace, Washington and Weeks-29.
Nays-Messrs. Chadwick, Coulter, Cruse, Elijah, Johnson, Kelly, Liv-
ingston, Long, Martin, McKinnon, Montgomery, Neal of Jackson, Ol-
good, Petty, Robinson, Scott, Small, Thompson of Columbia and Tliomp-
son of Jefferson-19.
So the motion was agreed to, and the Assembly took a re-
cess.


TEN MINUTES TO 12 O'CLOCK, M.

The Assembly resumed its session.
A quorum present.







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Hon. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly:
SIR: Your Committee on the Judiciary to whom was referred
the following bills, viz :
Assembly bill No. 9, entitled an act to adopt a child by Zelotus
II. Mason and Christiana Mason;
Assembly bill No. 18, entitled an act to amend an act to re-
quire County Treasurers to keep accurate accounts of public
moneys, and to exhibit their books, and copies thereof to the
Board of County Commissioners and to Grand Juries, approved
February 17, 1872 ;
And Assembly bill No. 31, entitled an act to provide for the
adoption of Marion Newton Waldron by David E. and Mary
Waldron,
Have examined the same and recommend that they do pass.
H. L. MITCHELL,
W. H. GLEASON,
W. R. COULTER,
W. W J. J KELLY.
Which was read and the accompanying bills placed among the
orders of the day.
The following bills were introduced without previous notice:
By Mr. Chadwick :
A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act to establish a uni-
form system of Common Schools and a University, approved
January 30, 1869.
By Mr. Kelly:
A bill to be entitledan act to constitute Simpson & C,. a body
corporate.
By Mr. Kelly:
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Alabama Coal
,and Iron Company of Pensacola; *
Which were received and placed among the orders of the day.
Mr. Johnson offered the following resolution :
Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That a joint
committee of three on the part of the Assembly and two on the
part of the Senate be appointed to examine and adjust the ac-
counts of Governor Harrison Reed, referred to in his last annual
message.
Which was read and adopted.
ORDERS OF THE DAY.
Assembly bill No. 45; to be entitled an act for the better pro-
tection of animals running at large,
Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on
Railroads.







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Hankins, Hardee, Hope, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, Mitch-
ell, Peeler, Proctor, Robinson, Stewart, Swearingen, Vann, Wal-
lace and Weeks, 21. Total, 27.
For MCCALL-Senate, Messrs. Johnson and Knight, 2. As-
sembly, Mr. Roberts, 1. Total, 3.
For WALKER-Senate, Mr. McCaskill, 1.' Assembly, Messrs.
Bryant and Speer, 2. Total, 3.
For GLEASON-Senate, Messrs. Potter and Sturtevant, 2. As-
sembly, Mr. Speaker, 1. Total, 3.
For TYLEr-Senate, None. Assembly, Messrs. Browne and
Coulter, 2. Total, 2.
For BISBEE-Senate, None. Assembly, Messrs. Chadwick
and Elijah, 2. Total, 2.
For R. H. M. DAVIDSoN-Senate, None. Assembly, Mr.
Green, 1. Total 1.
For P. A. HoLT-Senate, None. Assembly, Mr. Thompson
of Columbia, 1. Total, 1.
For W. J. KEYSER-Senate, None. Assembly, Messrs. At-
kins of Franklin, Cruse, Johnson, Kelly, Martin, McMillan, Mc-
Kinnon and Montgomery, 8. Total, 8.
For CInISTYr-Senate, None. Assembly, Mr. Neal of 'Jack-
son, 1. Total, 1.
The President declared there was no election, no one of the
candidates having received the constitutional majority.
On motion of Mr. Proctor, the joint meeting proceeded to a
second ballot for U. S. Senator, with the following result:
For REED-Senate, Mr. Billings, 1. Assembly, Messrs. Cole-
man, Long, McInniss,'Osgood, Scott, Small and Washington, 7.
Total, 8.
For SANFOrD-Senate, iMessrs. Crawford, Ginn, Hill, McAuley,
Oliveros and Smith, 6. Assembly, Messrs. Cruse, Llambias, Mar-
tin and Neal of Liberty, 4. Total, 10.
For CUENEY-Senate, Messrs. Dennis Jenkins, and Pope, 3.
Assembly, Messrs. Livingston, Mitchell, Petty and Thompson
of Jefferson, 4. Total, 7.
For BISBEE-Senate, Messrs. Eagan, Locke and Potter, 3. As-
sembly, 1r. Chadwick, 1. Total, 4.
For CONovEn-Senate, Messrs. Fortner,- Henderson, Long,
Pearce and Sutton, 5. Assembly, Messrs. Abbott, Brinson,
Bush, Gleason, Hannah, Hankins, Hardee, Hope, Lee of Hamil-
ton, Lee of Sumter, Peeler, Proctor, Robinson, Stewart, Swear-
ingen, Yann and Wallace, 17. Total, 22.
For TYLEn-Senate, Mr. Johnson, 1. Assembly, Messrs.
Browne and Coulter, 2, Total, 3.
For KEYSER-Senate, Messrs. McCaskill and McKinnon, 2.
Assembly, Messrs. Elijah, Johnson, Kelly, MeMillan, McKinnon
and Montgomery, 6. Total, 8.








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Wm T Meacham, E N Atkins, W R Glisson,
George Hughe, S P Creny, Boldeny Hall,
Jacob Varnes, J R Alvarez, J M Webb,
IH Hicks, Wm Hutcheson, E N White,
J N Jones, J C Weir, "E G Webb,
D T Alvary, John Andrews, J M C Webb,
Jessie Reddish, W W Adams, Anguish Hall,
Wm G Green, William Edwards, E Jones,
Jos Alvarez H Alderman, Levy Johns,
Britton George, A L Markney, Joseph U Sutton,
Joseph Stone, N N Sparkman, B S Jones,
J E Gunter, Solomon Smith, Robert N Batter,
Edman Maning, Henry Saxon, Isham Batter,
G W Futch, Peter P Prevatt, Bryant Pearce,
W A Redding, Cain Lenon, Wm Temple,
W O Colmar, M. D. Thomas Simms, S J Temple,
W F Bowen, John Q Adams, Jim Young,
W J Greene, Ashly Wynn,. John Moore,
W J Tolar, N J Forsyth, Frank Walker,
Charles Dell, G R Dixon, Sr Paul Wilson,
John Collins, A Anderson, John Freelen,
Prince Mathis, J J Bowen, Lee Onada,
Michall Wynn, William Underhill, John Jenkins,
Moses Thomas, Robert Warren, Joe Clarity,
J T Dillaberny, July Pernell, July Clarity.
The following bill was introduced by Mr. Elijah :
A bill to be entitled an act to regulate and govern the employ-
ment of Stevedores, in the harbors of the State of Florida;
Which was read the first time and referred to the Committee
on Commerce and Navigation.
Mr. Mitchell introduced the following bill:
A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of HilJiard Jones, Jr.;
Which was read the first time and referred to the Committee
-on Claims.
Mr. Hope presented a memorial for a Mail Route from Brooks-
ville Hernando county, via Antlote, Clear Water Harbor, to
Tampa, in Hillsborough county;
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Mail
Routes.
The following committee report was received:
Hon. S. B. CoNOVEn, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sin: We, the Standing Committee on Education, to whom
was referred a bill to be entitled an act for the better protection
of children attending the Public Schools in this State, beg leave
to submit the following report, to-wit: That upon examining
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only 13 copies. An act passed in 1872 directs that copies of the
Journal be sent to all the States in the Union, in exchange for
similar favors, and it is manifest that wizh so small a number as
200 printed, after the distribution of copies among members of
the General Assembly and sending copies offas directed by law,
there will be very few left for gratuitous distribution among the
people. The amendment suggested by your Committee will
furnish a reasonable number for this purpose, arid this being
made, they recommend the passage of'the bill.
Respectfully submitted,
JNO. E. PROCTOR, Ch'n.
"W. S. BUSH,
F. B. HAGAN,
GEO. WASHINGTON,
THOSE. HANNAH.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among
-he orders of the day.
Also the following :
Hon. S. B. CONOVEm, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sm: The Committee on State Institutions recommend that the
use of the Assembly Hall be granted to Madame F. E. .,Ill,.....
for a Concert. on the evening of Wednesday, the 5th of Feb-
rnarv.
E. R. CHADWICK, ( l..,;,-., i.
HARRY CRUSE,
J. H. LEE,
D. M. McINNISS.
Which was read and adopted.

ORDERS OF THE DAY.
Assembly bill No. 15, to be entitled an act to make appropria-
tion for deficiencies in the appropriations for the expenses of the
State for the fiscal year ending December 31, 1872,
(Pending which the Assembly took a recess on yesterday,
"Was taken up and read the second time.
On motion of Mr. Scott, the amendments proposed yesterday
o1 the bill were laid upon the table.
Mr. Osgood moved to waive the rule and the bill Le re't the
hiredd time;
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for, and were :
Yeas-Messrs. Coleman, Cruse, Elijah, Gass, Hagan, Livingston, Long,
Martin, Mclnniss, Osgood, Petty, Robinson, Scott, Small, Thompson of
Columbia and Washington -19.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Brinson, Browne,
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Upon the call of the Assembly roll, the following members
answered to their names :
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Franklin
Browne, Bryant, Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter, Cruse, Elijah, Gass,
Gleason, Grden, Hagan, Hankins, Hannah, Hardee, Hope, Johnson, Kelly,
Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, Livingston, Long, Martin, Mc-
Inniss, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Montgomery, Neal of Jackson,
:Neal of Liberty, Osgood, Peeler, Petty, Proctor, Roberts, Robinson, Scott,
Small, Speer, Stewart, Swearingen, Thompson of Columbia, Thompson of
Jefferson, Vann, Wallace, Washington and Weeks-52.
A quorum of both houses present.
'The Chairman declared the joint meeting organized.
The President announced that the election of a U. S. Senator
"was in order, there being no election on yesterday.
The vote of the joint meeting was taken with the following
result:
For RANDALL-Senate, Messrs. Billings and Locke, 2. Assem-
bly, Messrs. Cruse, McInniss and Scott, S. Total, 5.
For WESTCOTT-Senate, Messrs. Crawford, Dennis, Eagan,
Fortner, Ginn, Henderson, Hill, Jenkins, Knight, McCaskill,
McKinnon and Smith, 12. Assembly, Messrs. Atkins of Frank-
lin, Browne, Bryant, Green, Hannah, Hope, Johnson, Kelly,
Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, McMillan, MdKinnon, Mitchell,
Neal of Liberty, Peeler, Petty, Speer, Swearingen, Vann, Wash-
ington and Weeks, 21. Total, 33.
.For McCALL-Senate, Mr. Johnson, 1. Assembly, Messrs.
,,ibli, Gass, Neal of Jacksop, Roberts and Thompson of Colum-
bia, 5. Total, 6.
For BIsrEE-Senate, Messrs. Long, Meacham, Pope, Potter
and Sturtevant, 5. Assembly, Messrs. Chadwick, Coleman,
Elijah, Lee of Sumter, Livingston, Long, Osgood, Robinson,
Small and Thompson of Jefferson, 10. Total, 15.
For BLOXHAM--Senate, Mr. Oliveros, 1. Assembly, Messrs.
Abbott and Hankins, 2. Total, 3.
For CONOVEE-Senate, Mr. Pearce, 1. Assembly, Messrs.
Gleason, Hardee, Proctor, Stewart and Wallace, 5. Total, 6.
For TVLER-Senate, Mr. Sutton, 1. Assembly, Mr. Speaker
and Mr. Coulter, 2. Total, 3.
For. WILK. CALL-Senate, None. Assembly, Messrs. Atkins
of Calhoun and Hagan, 2. Total, 2.
For KEYSER-Senate, None. Assembly, Messrs. Martin and
Montgomery, 2. Total, 2.
BLANiK-Senator McAuley, 1.
No one of the candidates' having received the constitutional
majority, the President declared there was no election.
Mr. Elijah moved that the joint meeting adjourn until to-mor-
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Resolved, That Col. L. A. Hardee be invited to address the
Assembly to-morrow at 10 o'clock, A. M., upon the subject of
inaugurating a State Fair;
"Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Speer offered a concurrent resolution requesting the Gov-
ernor to appoint a suitable person to represent the State in the
National Agricultural Convention;
Which was read the first time and ordered for a second reading
on to-morrow.
The following committee report was received:
Hon. S. B. CONOVEn, Speaker of the Assembly:
Smn: The Committee on Enrolled Bills have examined joint
resolution in relation to the management of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund and find it correctly enrolled.
E. R. CHADWICK, Ch'n.
W. F. GREEN,
N. McMILLAN,
S. COLEMAN,
WM. G. STEWART.
Which was read.
Also the following:
Hon. S. B. COXNovEn, Speaker of the Assembly:
SI : The Committee on Engrossed Bills have examined and
report the following as correctly engrossed, viz: ,
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to adopt a child
by Zelotes H. Mason and Christiana Mason;
Assembly bill No. 40, to be entitled an act to repeal an act to
provide for the protection of the citizens of this State against
defaulting foreign corporations, approved January 27, 1871;
Assembly bill No. 39, to be entitled an act to amend an act en-
titled an act to incorporate the Monticello and Georgia Railroad
Company;
Assembly bill No. 37, to be entitled an act to limit the juris-
diction of county judges, and for other purposes;
Assembly bill No. 15, to be entitled an act to make appropria-
tions for deficiencies in the appropriations for the 'expenses of
the State for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 1872.
J. B. BROWNE, Ch'n.
J. L. McKINNON,
W. W. HANKINS,
W. R. LONG.
Which was read and the accompanying bills placed among
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Mr. Mitchell offered the following amendment:
"That the said committee shall report during the present Ses-
sion of the Legislature."
Which was adopted.
Mr. Osgood offered the following amendment:
"And that all persons having a knowledge of any thing per-
taining to the matter in question be permitted to appear before
said committee whether summoned or not."
Mr. Wallace moved that the amendment be laid upon the
table;
Which was not agreed to.
The amendment was read and adopted.
On motion of Mr. Montgomery, the resolution, as amended,
was adopted, and the following members elected as said com-
mittee:
Messrs. McKinnon, Chadwick and Swearingen.
The following message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CHAMBER, Feb'y 8, 187a.
Hon. S. B. CoNovER, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sir: I am directed to inform you that the Senate has this day
passed-
Senate bill No. 17, to be entitled an act for the relief of Winm.
IH. Milton, former State's Attorney for the First Judicial Cir-
cuit;
Senate bill No. 21, to be entitled an act to repeal all acts de-
claring Roberson Spring Creek, in Jackson county, navigable;
Senate bill No. 25, to be entitled an act to repeal' Chapter
1,831 of the Laws of Florida, entitled an act to incorporate the
Passenger and Freight Street Car Rail Company; also,
Senate bill No. 24, to be entitled an act to Define the Bounda-
ry of Jackson county.
Respectfully,
CHAS. R. KING, Secretary.
Which was read and the accompanying Senate bills placed
among the orders of the day.
On motion of Mr. Martin, the Assembly adjourned until to-
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Resolved, That Col. M. W. Downie be allowed the use of the
Assembly Hall this evening, at 8 o'clock, for the purpose of ad-
dressing the citizens of Tallahassee.
Which was read, and on motion of Mr. Swearingen, referred
to the Committee on Sponging.
The following committee report was received:
Hon. S. B. CoNoVER, Speaker of the Assembly:
SIn: The Committee on State Institutions recommend that
the use of the Assembly Hall be granted to Mrs. Kent, Thurs-
day and Friday evenings, Feb'y 6th and 7th, for the purpose of
holding a Concert and Exhibition, the proceeds to be applied for
the benefit of Brown's University.
E. R. CHADWICK, Chairman.
HARRY CRUSE,
.T. H. LEE,
D. M. McINNISS.
Which was read and adopted.
Also the following:
Hon. S. B. CoNovER, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sin: The Committee on Claims to whom Senate bill No. 10, to
be entitled an act for the relief of John F. Bartholf was referred,
beg leave to report that they have had the same under consider-
tion, and ask that it do pass.
J. A. LEE, Chairman.
J. R. SCOTT,
T. F. SWEARINGEN,
H. L. MITCHELL.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among
the orders of the day.
Also the following:
Hon. S. B. CoNovER, Speaker of the Assembly :
SIn: We, the undersigned, Committee on Privileges and
Elections, to whom was referred the case of Henry Bram and
William Peeler, contested election from Clay county, beg leave
to report that after carefully examining all the evidence both oral
and documentary, we are of the unanimous opinion that William
Peeler was duly elected to the Assembly from Clay county and
that he is entitled to his seat as a member from that county.
J. WALLACE, Ch'n.
JNO. L. McKINNON,
THOSE. HANNAH,
Z. ELIJAH.
Which was read and adopted.
Also the following:








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1870, and to revive the practice, pleadings and proceedings ex-
isting at the date of the passage of said act, and to provide ad-
ditional rules of practice and pleadings,
Was read the first time.
On motion of Mr. Mitchell the rule was waived, the bill read
the second time by its title and ordered to be engrossed for a
third reading on to-morrow.
Resolution requesting the Governor to appoint a suitable per-
son to represent the State in the National Agricultural Conven-
tion,
' Was on motion taken up and read.
Mr. Hannah offered the following amendment:
Provided, however, that the expense of such representation
shall not exceed the sum of three hundred dollars.
Mr. Scott offered the following as an amendment to the amend-
ment:
Strike out the words three hundred dollars," and insert in
lieu thereof two hundred dollars;"
Which was accepted by Mr. Hannah.
The resolution as amended, was on motion adopted.
,Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
Assembly bill No. 36, to be entitled an act to simplify the mode
and manner of acknowledging and proving the execution of
deeds of conveyance,' release, mortgages, powers of attorney,
relinquishments, and other instruments of writing relating to
real estate, and to provide for the recording thereof,,
Was read the second time.
Assembly bill No. 50, to be entitled an act for the acknowl-
edgment of deeds and other conveyances of lands,
Was read.
The substitute proposed for the above bills, Nos. 36 and 50,
by the Judiciary Committee, a bill to be entitled an act to pro-
vide for the conveyance of real estate,
Was also read.
Mr. Gleason moved that the substitute be adopted.
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for and were:
Yeas-Messrs. Atkins of Franklin, Chadwick, Cruse, Elijah, Gass, Glen-
son, Hagan,Hankins, Johnson, Kelly, Livingston, Long, Martin, Mitchell.
Neal of Jackson, Petty, Proctor, Scott, Speer, Stewart, Thompson of Co-
lumbia, Thompson of Jefferson, Vann, Wallace, Washington and Weeks
-26.
Nays-Messrs. Abbott, Hannah, Hope, McMillan, McKinnon, Roberts,
and Swearingen-7.
So the motion was agreed to and the substitute adopted in
lieu of bills 36 and 50.
Mr. Hannah moved to indefinitely postpone the bill;
Which was not agreed to.










Surveys and careful estimates have established the entire feas-
ibility of the construction of an interior line of water communi-
cation by way of the Ohio and Kanawha rivers, also by way
of the Tennessee and the rivers of Georgia, and also from New
Orleans through the bayous, inlets and lagoons so profusely dis-
tributed along the Gulf coast and across the Peninsula of Flor-
ida. And while your memorialists are disposed to urge this
great work upon grounds of its commercial importance as a na-
tional work, rather than with reference to local advantages that
must result, still we feel- constrained to observe that an inspec-
tion of the map of the Gulf coast conclusively demonstrates the
superior economy and convenience of the last route mentioned as
crossing the Peninsula of Florida.
The interior lake region of this State, mainly within the coun-
ties of Marion, Sumter and Orange, gives a lake surface of more
thah 200 square miles, having an average depth of more than 15
feet, thus insuring an abundant water supply for a canal of any
necessary magnitude, and so located upon an elevated plateau
that it can with facility and economy be directed both East and.
Wpst, and thus seems by natural selection to have been topo-
graphically designated as the most desirable route; and it is
worthy of remark here that through the private enterprise and
public spirit of one of our own citizens, a canal sufficient for the
passage of steamers of twenty feet beam is already considerably
advanced in process of construction, under a contract made with
the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of this State.
And this canal, which only requires for completion an excavation
of 14 miles farther, by making its course through the St. Johns,
the Ocklawaha and the Withlacoochee, and its Gulf terminus at
the mouth of the Withlacoochee, will have so much Southing as
measurably to secure the South American as well as Gulf trade.
This is only one of the routes across the Peninsula of Florida
that is feasible and practicable. Another route can be obtained
by improving the navigation of the Suwannee river and using its
waters as a feeder, and connecting that river with the St. Marys
by canal, making the Atlantic terminus at Fernandina, which
has one of the finest harbors in the South.
Without farther detail, it is sufficient to assert that such a ca-
nal will powerfully aid in the material development of the whole
country-that every State in the Union will be more or less
benefitted by its construction ; and that whatever of local benefit
may result to the States along its route, the enterprise is one of
paramount national importance, and if completed will tend to
strengthen the common unity of the whole country, as giving
the South facilities for trans-continental communication similar
and equal to those already furnished by national assistance to the
various Pacific railroads, to Northern and Central United States.
For these and other reasons, we beg leave to urge this as a








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Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to constitute Simp-
-son & Co. a body corporate,
Wag read the second time and on motion, indefinitely post-
poned.
Assembly bill No. --, to be entitled an act to incorporate the
Alabama coal and iron company of pensacola,
Was read the second time and on motion, indefinitely post-
poned.
Assembly bill No. 49, to be entitled an act to incorporate the
Ladies Union Benevolent Society of the town of Milton, State of
Florida,
SWas read the second time and on motion, indefinitely post-
poned.
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to incorporate the
Pensacola coal and iron company,
Was read-the second time and on motion, indefinitely post-
poned.
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to incorporate the
Perdido Bay Lumber Company,
Was read the second time and on motion, indefinitely post-
poned.
The following message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CIAMBER, February 7, 1873.
Hon. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly :
SIR: I am directed to inform you that the Senate has passed-
Senate bill No. 27, to be entitled an act in relation to Ferries
and Toll Bridges;
Also Senate bill No..32, to be entitled an act to incorporate the
Perdido Bay Lumber Company;
And also Assembly concurrent resolution in regard to the ap-
pointment of a committee to prepare and report an appropria-
tion bill.
Respectfully,
C. R. KING, Secretary.
Which was read and the accompanying Senate bills placed
2mong the orders of the day.
The Speaker appointed as a joint committee on the part of the
Assembly to prepare an appropriation bill, Messrs. Martin, Speer
and Petty.
Under a suspension of the rule, Mr; Lee of Hamilton was al-
lowed to introduce the following bill:
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the payment of
County Solicitors;
Which was received and placed among the orders of the day.
Senate bill No. 28, to be entitled an act relating to Warehouse-
men and Wharfingers,








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No. 43, to be entitled an act to fix and regulate the fees and
per diem of certain officers herein designated, beg leave to re-
port:
That an amended bill with the above title has been carefully
prepared by a joint committee of the Senate and Assembly,
which is herewith reported back with the recommendation that
the same do pass.
H. L. MITCHELL, Ch'n.
Which was read and the accompanying bills placed among the
orders of the day.
The Committee on Claims made the following report:
Hon. S. B. CONOVEr, Speaker of the Assembly:
The Committee on Claims to whom was referred the follow-
ing bills, viz :
Senate bill No. 15, to be entitled an act for the relief of A. D.
Rogero, late Sheriff of St. Johns county;
Senate bill No. 17, to be entitled an act for, the relief of Wil-
iam H. Milton, former State's Attorney for the 1st Judicial
Circuit;
Also a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of William
Jones, Junior, have examined said bills and respectfully recom-
mend that the same do pass.
J. A. LEE, Chairman.
T. F. SWEARINGEN,
H. L. MITCHELL.
Which was read and the accompanying bils placed among the
orders of the day.
The Committee on Privileges and Elections made the follow-
ing report:
Hon. S. B. CONOVEI:, Speaker of the Assembly :
SIn: We, the undersigned, Committee on Privileges and Elec-
tions, to whom was referred Assembly bill No. 55, to be entitled
an act to punish persons for illegal voting in this State, beg leave
to report that they have examined carefully the aforesaid bill,
and most respectfully recommend the passage of the same.
J. WALLACE, Ch'n.
THOSE. HANNAH,
D. MONTGOMERY,
Z. ELIJAH,
JNO. L. McKINNON.
The Committee on Engrossed Bills made the following report:
Hon. S. B. CONovEr, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sm: The Committee on Engrossed Bills beg leave to report as
correctly engrossed th following bills, viz:







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Assembly bill No. 67, to be entitled an act in reference to con-
tested elections of members of the Senate or Assembly of the
State of Florida;
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to amend an act
entitled an act providing for setting apart a homestead and per-
sonal property to be exempt from forced sale under process of
law, beg leave to report, that they have carefully examined the
same and recommend that they do pass.
Very respectfully,
H. L. MITCHELL, Chm'n,
W. W. J. KELLY,
W. H. GLEASON.
Which was read and the accompanying bills placed among the
orders of the day.
The Special Committee on Senate bill No. 13 made the follow-
ing report:
lion. S. B. CONovEr, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sin: Your Committee, to whom was referred Senate bill No.
13, to be entitled an act to incorporate the Moccasin Branch
Creek Navigation Company, beg leave to report that they have
carefully examined the same and recommend that it do pass with
the following amendment:
"Provided, That the work be performed within three years
from the passage of this act."
Very respectfully,
STEPHEN ROBERTS, Chm'n,
JOSEPH LLAMBIAS,
E. VANN.
Which was read and the accompanying bill and amendment
placed among the orders of the day.
ORDERS OF THE DAY.
Senate bill No. 34, to be entitled an act to provide for the
protection of the citizens of this State against defaulting foreign
corporations,
Was read the first time.
On motion of Mr. Mitchell, the rule was waived and the bill
read the second time by title.
On motion of Mr. Gleason, the rule was unanimously waived,
the bill read the third time and put upon its passage.
The vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Franklin, Browne, Bryant, Chadwick,
Cruse, Gleason, Green, IIagan, Hankins, Hannah, Hardce, Hope, John-
"son, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Snmter, Livingston, Long, Mar-
tin, McInniss, jMcMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Montgomery, Keal of Jack-









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"Southern Inland Navigation Company."
Incorporators.-N. H. Moragne, M. S. Littlefieid and others.
Very respectfully,
"SAMUEL B. McLIN,
Secretary of State.
Which was read.
"The following bills were introduced:
By Mr. Hagan:
A bill to be entitled an act to change the line, dividing the
counties of Manatee and Monroe; also,
A bill to be entitled an act in relation to Costs in cases of Mis-
demeanor.
By Mr. Mitchell:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act in
relation to Drugs and Medicines, Druggists or Apothecaries in
incorporated cities or towns in this State, approved February
11, 1872.
By Mr. Johnson:
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the disbursements
of all moneys collected for the purposes of paying the interest
"upon the State debt and the ultimate redemption of the State
bonds.
By Mr. Martin:
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Governor to ap-
point a Board of Commissioners to examine and report the fi-
nancial condition of the State; also,
A bill to be entitled an act concerning Corporations.
SBy Mr. Green :
A bill to be entitled an act to allow Albert Parrish, a minor,
to take charge of and manage his estate.
By Mr. Speer:
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for settlement of the
State against certain Revenue officers.
By Mr. Gleason:
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the taxation of Tel-
egraphs; also,
A bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Comptroller to
settle with the National Bank Note Company, and to authorize
the Comptroller to sign the Greenback Scrip ; also,
A bill to be entitled an act to provide for a tax on Auctioneers
and Real Estate Agents.
By Mr. McInniss:
A bill to be entitled an act to legalize the City Government
.of Jacksohvilleo
By Mr. Chadwick:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend an- act entitled an act







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quire as a qualification a residence of this character within thl-
boundaries of a county or other local sub-division of State terri-
tory. It is, however, very doubtful whether residence within :a
county for a specified time can be made a pre-requisite and qual-
ification to embark.in any of the ordinary avocations of lift,
such as merchandise, frmiing, and other employment of this
character.
A stevedore is a person who loads and unloads vessels in porl.
There is no difference between this class of laborers and :any
other. True it is, that.experience gives proticiencynd1(l c:lpacity
in this field of labor, but this is equally true otf all occ:upations-
The laborer upon the farm must have experience to use his hot-
or spade with success, and so must the merchant, the book-lkeepr-
or the former, have experience to ensure success in his efforts.
But all this does not give the Legislature the right to say that
a man shall not work upon a farm without residing six mouths
in a county. The Constitution declares that all men are by na-
ture free and equal, and that they have the right of acquiring
and possessing property. This law in terms restricts one class
of labor, and provides thatno man shall engage in such particular
Labor, although he may be in every way qualified, unless he has.
resided six months in the county in which he proposes to labor..
We think this provision clearly in conflict with this clause of the.
Constitution. In addition to this, we see no reason why, if a
resident of Pensacola should go to Apalachicola, Key West or
Jacksonville, he should be required to stay there six months be-
fore he could work as a laborer, a merchant, or a stevedore.
Again, such a statute is a serious restriction upon the com-
merce of the United States. Under the laws of the United State,-
ships are required to discharge cargo within a given time, and
State legislatures should not pass laws which operate to delay
and prevent compliance with the acts of Congress. It is practi-
cally a regulation of commerce. To regulate commerce is a pow-
er exclusively confided to Congress. We may as well enact that
the master, the mate or the seamen on board ships should re-
side six months in a county, as to require that the laborer whc.
unloads in port shall reside in the county for six months. In
addition to this, a residence in a county for six months is not a
means through which efficiency or capacity in the particular em-
ployment can be secured. It iq not seen how a simple residence
for six months in Jacksonville renders a person a better steve-
dore than a residence for the same time in an interior- town-
Residence in a particular locality not being an essential to. secn-
ring efficiency and capacity, we cannot see why the law should
require it.
For these reasons we respectfully recommend that the bill do
not pass. .. B. BROWNE, Chairman.
Which was read.






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Assembly bill No. 76, to be entitled an act to authorize the
County Commissioners of the several counties of this State to
grant licenses for building Toll-Bridges, and for other purposes,
Beg leave to report that they have carefully examined the same,
and recommend that it do not pass.
Very respectfully,
JOHN R. SCOTT, Chm'n,
JAMES G. SPEER,
N. McMILLAN,
W. W. J. KELLY.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among the
orders of the day.
The Committee on the Judiciary made the following report:
Hon. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly:
SIR: Your Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred,
Joint Resolution of the Legislature of the State of Florida, pro-
posing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Florida,
to allow the people in the various counties of the State to elect
their own County Officers,
Beg leave to report that they have carefully examined the
same, and recommend that it do pass.
H. L. MITCHELL, Chm'n.
Which was read and the accompanying resolution placed
among the orders of the day.
Also the following:
Hon. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly:
SIR: Your Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred
the following bills, viz:
Assembly bill No. 11, to be entitled an act to change the time
and days of holding the circuit court within and for the Seventh
judicial circuit,
Report the same back by substitute, entitled an act to change
the time and days of holding the circuit courts within and for
the first and seventh judicial circuits, and recommend the passage
of the substitute;
Assembly bill No. 75, to be entitled an act to prevent certain
officers from levying upon Homesteads and property exempt
from forced sale,
Report the same back and recommend that it do pass.
Also Senate bill No. -, to be entitled an act to authorize the
Pensacola and Louisville Railroad Company to construct, own
and operate a telegraph line or lines upon the right of way of
said company, report the same back.
H. L. MITCHELL, Chm'n,
W. H. GLEASON.
A. B. OSGOOD.








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Mr. Conover moved to amend by striking out two days"
allowed for Secretary of the Senate, Chief Clerkof the Assembly,
Recording Clerks of the Senate and Assembly, and insert six
days;"
Which .::as agreed to.
Mr. Johnson moved to reconsider the vote taken yesterday. on
amendment for the Clerk of the Supreme Court for Services
rendered in examining and witnessing 'cancellation of Warrant
Opupons, &c., (Act of February 18, 1870) 12 months at $8 per
month.
Which was agreed to and on motion $96 was inserted for said
clerk.
Mr. Wallace moved to amend by adding that all parties con-
testing seats in this Assembly receive one hundred and fifty
dollars each;
Which was on motion of Mr. Martin, referred to the Commit-
tee on Privileges and Elections.
Mr. Mcluniss moved to amend by adding for clerk of Secre-
tary of State, $1,200 ; "
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Johnson moved to amend by adding for Harrison Reed
$24,000 for expenditures made under the act of the Legislature
of August, 1868;"
Mr. Martin moved to amend the amendment by striking
-out $24,000 and inserting 24 cents," and that the
Comptroller deduct thcrefromrall sums or amounts, if any, due
the State of Florida, which are in the hands of Harrison Reed,
unaccounted for before issuing any warrants to him under the
.provisions of this act ;"
Which was not agreed to.
The yeas and nays were called for on Mr. Johnson's amend-
ment, and were:
Yeas-Messrs. Elijah, Gass, Johnson, Long, Mchliiss, Osgood, Robin-
son, Scott and Stewart-9.
SNays-Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Franklin, Browne, Bryant, Bush, Chad-
"wick, Coleman, Cruse, Gleason, Green, IHagan, Hankins, Hannah, Har-
dec, Hope, Kelly, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, Livingston,
Martin, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Montgomery, Neal of Liberty,
Peeler, Petty, Roberts, Speer, Swearingen, Thompson of Columbia,Thomp-
son of Jefferson, Vann, Wallace, Washington and Weeks-8G.
So the amendment was rejected.
The following message was received from the Senate :
SENATE CIAMIBEP, February 14, 1873.
Ilon S. S.. CoNovEl, Speaker of the Assembly:
SIr.: I am directed to inform you that the Senate has passed
the following bills :








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A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Governor to ap-
point a Board of Commissioners to examine and report the finan-
cial condition of the State,
Report the same back and recommend its passage.
Very respectfully,
W. I-I. GLEASON,
J. W. JOHNSON,.
J. G. SPEER,
JNO. E. PROCTOR,
T. F. SWEARINGEN.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among
the orders of the day.
The Committee on Engrossed Bills made the following report:
Hion. S. B. CONovER, Speaker of the Assembly:
The Committee on Engrossed Bills beg leave to report as cor-
rectly engrossed the following bills, viz:
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize Bishop B. Blackwell
to practice law in the several counties of this State;
Also, a bill to be entitled an act in relation to oaths and affir-
mations before Committees of the Legislature.
Very respectfully,
J. B. BROWNE, Chm'n.
GEO. WASHINGTON,
W. W. IANKINS,
W. R. LONG.
/ Which was read and the accompanying bills placed among
the orders of the day.
The Committee on Public Lands made the following report:
Hon. S. B. CONOVER Speaker of the Assembly :
SIR : The undersigned, members of the Committee on Public
Lands have examined,
Assembly bill No. 93, to be entitled an act to provide for the
measurement of cedar timber shipped from Hernando county,
and recommend that it do not pass;
Also, Assembly bill No. 3, and recommend its passage.
ALFRED B. OSGOOD, Chm'n.
B. H. NEAL,
W. T. ABBOTT,
F. B. HAGAN,
SAMUEL PETTY.
Which was read, and the accompanying bills placed among
the orders of the day.
Th6 Committee on Finance and Taxation made the following
report:








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Which, under a suspension of the rule, was read the first time
and referred to the Committee on City and County Organiza-
tions.
ORDERS OF THE DAY.
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to authorize the
Pensacola & Louisville Railroad Company to acquire and own
real estate,
Was read the third time and put upon its passage.
The vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messis. Atkins of Franklin, Browne, Bryant, Chad-
wick, Coleman, Cruse, Elijah, Gleason, Green, Hagan, Hankins, Hannah,
Hardee, Hope, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Livingston, Martin, McMil-
lan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Neal of Jackson, Neal of Liberty, Osgood,
Peeler, Petty, Proctor, Roberts, Scott, Small, Speer, Stewart, Swearingen,
Thompson of Columbia, ,Thompson of Jefferson, Wallace, Washington
and Weeks-41.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed-title as stated.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to authorize the
Pensacola City Company to divide its property among the stock
holders by lot,
Was read the third time and put upon its passage.
The vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins of Franklin, Browne, Bryant, Chad-
wick, Coleman, Cruse, Elijah, Gass, Gleason, Green, Hagan,. Hankins,
Hannah, Hardee, Hope, Kelly, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Livingston,
Long, Martin, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Neal of Jackson, Neal of
Liberty, Osgood, Peeler, Petty, Proctor, Roberts, Scott, Small, Speer,
Stewart, Swearingen, Thompson of Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson,
Vann, Wallace, Washington and Weeks-43.
Nays-None.
So the bill passed-title as stated.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to provide for the
disbursement of all moneys collected for the purposes of paying
the interest on the State debt, and, the ultimate redemption of
the State bonds,
Was read the third time.
On motion of Mr. Peeler, the further consideration of the bill
was postponed until to-morrow.,
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to change the
name of the incorporation known as the Southern Land and Im-
migration Company and call it the Florida Banking and Trust
Company,








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Beg leave to report that they have had the same under con-
sideration and recommend that the bill do pass with an amena-
Sment thereto.
Very Respectfully,
JOHN R. SCOTT, Chm'n.
GEO. WASHINGTON,
B. H. NEAL.
Which was read and the accompanying bill and amendrnme
placed among the orders of the day.
The following message was received from the Senate:
SENATE CIIAMBER, February 18, 1873.
lion. S. B. CONOVEn, Speaker of the Assembly:
SIR:-I am directed to inform you that the Senate has adop-
ted-
Senate concurrent resolution in relation to authority given tIhe
Governor and Comptroller to ascertain the entire amount of the
indebtedness of the State of Florida, &c.
Respectfully,
C. R. KING, Secretary-
Which was read and the accompanying -Senate concurrent,
resolution placed among the orders of the day.
Mr. Robinson moved that the vote by which the resolution
offered by Mr. Proctor, asking that a committee of three be ap-
pointed to investigate the appointments made by the Governor
was laid on the table, be reconsidered.
Mr. Chadwick moved to lay the motion on the table;
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for and were:
Yeas-Messrs. Abbott, Chadwick, Coleman, Cruse, Elijah, Gleason,
Green, Johnson, Kelly, Livingston, Long, Martin, McKinnon, Montgoicry,
Neal of Jackson, Osgood, Petty, Small, Thompson of Columbia and
Thompson of Jefferson-20.
Nays--Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Atkins of Franklin, Browne, Bryant, BusE,
Gass, Hagan, Hankins, Hardee, Hope, Llambias, McInniss, McMillan,
Mitchell, Neal of Liberty, Peeler, Proctor, Roberts, Robinson, Spect,
Stewart, Swearingen, Vann, Wallace and Wiashington--21.
So the motion was not agreed to.
The motion of Mr. Robinson was agreed to.
Mr. Wallace moved the adoption of the resolution, and calle,&
for the previous question;
Upon the question, Shall the main question be now put ?
The vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Franklin, Bryant, Btim,
Gass, Gleason, Hagan, Hankins, IIardee, Hope, Llambias, .Lee of Sumtcz,
McInniss, Mitchell, Neal of Liberty, Peeler, Proctor, Scott, Speer, Stew-
art, Swearingen, Vann, Wallace and Washington-25.








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Senate bill No. 80, to be entitled :an act conterrilng Ipo\e rs i,
the Attorney General to bring suits, &c.
Respectfully,
C. R. KING, Sec:rel\.
Which was read and the aeconlmanying bills pld:cedl :n11111ug tjI-
orders of the day.
The Committee on Enrolled Bills made their following r'.rl :
lion. S. B: Coxovrm, Speaker of the Assembly:
SiR: Your Committee on Enrolled Bills have txsitunimvl tIh
following bill and memorial, and find thiem correctly enrol led:
An a t to fix and regulate the fees :ml per dioinm 4 c'rt:ini
offices therein designated; and
A inemori-l in regard to a Solithern- t r:tiias-conltiii 11nt1l interir-
line of water com iunnilication through tll (-Glf Stat sc. Itet.\we.tie
the Gtrea:t West :nd the Atlantic ocean.
E. V. CHADWICK. Chm'n.
W. F. GREEN,
S. COLEMAN,
W. G. STEWART,
X. McMILLAN.
Which wa:s read, and thic accompanying bill and miinmori:td
signed by the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the Asseinly.i
Also the following :
Hon. S. B. CoxovuE, Speaker of the Assembly :
The Committee on Enrolled Bills beg leave to report :la prop-
erly and correctly enrolled the following bills, viz:
An act providing for the acknowledgment of Deed( nlt other
Conveyances of Lands ; also,
An act for the relief of A. B. Hawkins, and others.
E. R. CHADWICK, Clhi'n.
W. G. STEWART,
N. MoMILLAN,
S. COLEMAN.
Which was read and the accompanying bills signed bv the
Speaker and Chief Clerk of the Assembly.
On motion of M[r. Browne, Senate bill No. 63. to lbi etilill
an act in relation to rates of pilotage,
"Was taken up and read the first time.
Mr. Atkins of Franklin moved that the bill be referred 1t tihe
Committee. on Commerce and Navigation;
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for and were:
Yeas--Messrs. Atkins of Franklin, Bush, Colemanu, Elijah, Li;nlia-',
Lee of Hamilton, Livingston, Mclnniss, Osgood, Petty, Roberts, Robin-
son, Scott, Small and Swearingen-15.













In accordance with the reqi-trinents of the act of 1871 re-
lating to Ihe finances.of ;hc state, there was apportioned among
the several counties of the State a tax of $34,438.67, to meet
the interest on and create a sinking fund for the redemption of
the bonds issued under said act. Of this sum there has been
collected and paid into the treasury $20,268.17, and of this
,unt there was set aside for the sinking fund the sum of
81,383, which I, in conjunction with the Treasurer, as required by
the act, invested in these bonds, purchasing twenty-two (22) of
them at thirty-five and one-half (35-) cents on the dollar, and
fourteen (14) of them at forty-three (43) cents on the dollar, thus
retiring thirty-six (36) (or $3,600) of the bonds.
It will be seen that the collections or payments into the treas-
ury have not been nearly sufficient to meet the interest on the
-bonds.
The statement of "receipts and disbursements" hereto ap-
pended marked (A) shows that of the sum of $437,372.84 levied
for the various purposes of the State for the year 1871, exclusive
of the "general school tax," which is by law made payable to
the Treasurer of the Board of Public Instruction of the respect-
ive counties, there still remains uncollected, or at all events
not paid into the treasury, $180,256.25.
Statements of the account of officers charged with the collec-
on of this tax, together with copies of their official bonds, have
placed in the hands of the State's Attorneys for the several
cil :ts with instructions to take such steps as will insure an
"im, %diate settlement." This has had the effect of bringing
some i, v to a settlement of their accounts ; but my past experi-
ence leaL me to believe that, in a large majority, and of the
;impo. iant cases, it will be utterly disregarded. I have
reason for asserting that to no inconsiderable extent these
taxes have been paid to and are now in the hands of tax.col-
lectors who, from a failure to prosecute criminally, and the
known worthlessness of their bonds if civil process is resorted
to, give themselves very little concern on the subject.
I have in each official report during my incumbency of this
office called attention to the neglect of revenue officers of their
duties, the utter insufficiency of their bonds, and the neglect
or failure of district attorneys to compel them to a settlement
of their accounts.
It would, I think, surprise a committee of the Legislature
.were they to examine the bonds on file in my office. They
d see how little security is placed around the hard-earned
money of the tax-payer after it gets into the hands of the tax-
gatherer. In the majority of cases (and it is a fact that this
"applies to the largest tax-paying counties of the State,) the
bonds are simplJ cor'th/less. No one fully acquainted with the






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SCHOOL FUND ACCOUNT.
DR.
To balance, January 1, 1872, $5,833.39
"To amount of School Fund (received from sales of land), 7,262.03

Total, $1,095.4
CR.
1By amount invested in Seven per cent. State bonds, $8,457.08
To balance, .4,638.34

Total, 18,095.42

SEMINARY FUND ACCOUNT.
DR.
To balance, January 1, 1872,. $8,275.7C
To amount of Seminary Fund (received from sales of land),. 1,980.6G

Total, $10,256.42
Cu.
By amount invested in Seven per cent. State bonds, .9,879.00
To balance, .....377.4^

Total, $10,256.42

STATEMENT OF SPECIAL SINKING I'UND ACCOUNT.
DR.
To balance, January 1, 1872, $468.51
To amount received during year 1872, 2,095.47

"Total, 2,563.98
CR.
By amount invested in Seven per cent. State bonds (placed
to Special Sinking Fund), 1,383.0(
To balance, 1,180.00

Total, .. $2,563.00

Insurance Companies that have deposited bonds under An act to Pro-
vide for the Protection of the Citizens of this State against Defaulting
Foreign Corporations," approved January 27, 1871, and entitled to do
business in this State :
December, 1871-The Piedmont and Arlington Life Insurance Com-
pany, of Richmond, Va., in Florida Six per cent. State bonds, $30,000.
1872-The Equitable Life Assurance Company of the United States, iit
Florida Seven per cent. State bonds, $30,000.
The following Fire and Life Insurance Companies, viz.:
The Franklin Fire Insurance Company, of Philadelphia, Pa.
The Continental Insurance Company of the City of New Ybrk.
The Continental Life Insurance Company, of New York.
The National Life Insurance Company, of Washington, D. C.
The zEtna Insurance Company, of Hartford. Ct.
The Home Insurance Company, of New York, and
The Ph(enix Insurance Compahy, of Brooklyn, N. Y.,









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Statement of .Bonds belonging to the School Fund in the hands of R. II. Gamble, Comptroller, IMarcch 31,-1871.


t OND I INTEREST
"BONDS 0F'. NUMBER. AMOUNT. IIIN ISSUED. BOND WHEN DUE. WHEN
| PAYABLE.

9-7 per cent. State of Florida. 78 to 86 inclusive. $9,000 0Janl'y 1, 1857. lst Jan'y, 1887. Semci-Aninual.
3-7 "o. 211 2 213, 215, 221 to i 3-5000 001 do. 1o. dto.
7 o. inclusive, 255.
0-7 do. 241, 390 to 394 inclusive. 0,000 00 do. do. do.

10-8 do. 421 to 429 inclusive, 431. 5,000 00 Jan'y 1, 1867. 1st July, 1881. do.
1-7 do. ............ ........... 29,747 03 October 23, 1867. 1st Jan'y, 1883. do.

-6 do. ....................... 00 00 June 10, 1856. Ist April, 1800. do.
1-0 do. i....................... ,000 00 March 29, 185. 9th June, 1800. do.

1-0 do. ........ ............... 3505 00 May 10, 1850. 10th May, 1860. do.

1-8 do. ............. .... 99,500 00 Jan'y 1, 1803. 1st Ja'y, 1883. do.
0-7 2 41 to R.7 incls. iv, 0,000 00 Jan'y 1, 1857. st March, 1801. do.
9"260, 341 to 38,4 inelu.
--8 Itna... 00 1Uilanc. due of about $3,500.
1-8 Iarion county. ......................... 1,000 00 Balance due of $21.73 March 26, 1853.

1-8 (i4ldsden county ..... .,.......... 8,000 00 Matter in controversy-balance claimed as due by
botel the State ant County,








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ceive, and institute such suits as he may deem necessary to re-
cover, the balance due of the purchase money for the sale of the
Pensacola and Georgia and Tallahassee Railroads, and to report
monthly to the Trustees till further instructions.
Attorney-General Bisbee was authorized to take and have full
control of all litigation in which the Trustees are interested, ex-
clusive of any attorneys heretofore employed.
Attorney-General Bisbee was requested to confer with VIr.
Vose and arrange and report some practicable settlement of the
suit.
March 7, 1872.-Regular meetings of Trustees ordered to be
held on the first Tuesdays of every month
Resolution presented by Commissioner Adams, that Trustees
assent to the Homestead act of the last session, and instructing
the Commissioner of Lands and Immigration co prepare a sys-
tem of rules and regulations for carrying out the directions of
the act.
Resolution was postponed.
Treasurer was directed to render monthly accounts.
The lands heretofore conveyed to the Florida Improvement
Company and E. A. Studwell, and by them reconveyed to Trus-
tees under order of court, were restored to market at the estab-
lished price, said Company and said Studwell having preference
as purchasers, by majority vote.
Proposition of Jacksonville and St. Augustine Railroad for a
grant of lands in aid of the road was accepted, and Attorney-
General Bisbee was instructed to prepare and present the neces-
sary contract for execution.
March 8, 1872.-Attorney-General Bisbee presented a resolu-
tion for the settlement of the Vose claim, by ,vhich the sinking
fund, under control of the Trustees, and hIs pro-rata share of the
sinking fund of the Florida Railroad to accrue, should be loaned
to Mr. Vose at compound interest, and floats for 432,000 acres
delivered to Mr. Vose for his $216,000 past due coupons.
Resolution lost by vote of three to two.
March 8, 3:30 P. .-Action was taken in the effort to settle the
claim of Mr. Vose as follows:
The resolutions offered by Mr. Bisbee in the morning session
were then again considered, and after long discussion and amend-
ment, were presented as follows :
Resolved, That the Trustees invest the following described
sinking fund, to wit: $26,000, in currency, in the hands of a
receiver in New York; $1,000, State scrip, and $3,000, six per
cent. State bonds, $21,000 in Dickinson's bond, $8,500 in Talla-
hassee Railroad bonds, the par value thereof being allowed and
taken at $50,000, in the bonds of the Florida Railroad Company
in the hands of F. Vose, in the following manner, that is to say
said Vose shall pay and allow to said Trustees seven per cent.



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made and approved by the Department, and patents have been
issued to the State cbnveying in all 10,644,333 acres. Of this
amount, 1,349,660 acres have been sold to individuals and rail-
roads, and 7,500,000 acres have been granted conditionally for
works of. drainage and reclamation, 'and other internal improve-
ments, to revert to the Fund on failure to construct the improve-
ments contracted. Of course there remain in the control of the
Trustees some 2,000,000 of acres, with 3,000,000 acres selected,
but not yet approved, and a probable reversion on account of
forfeited contracts of 5,000,000 acres in addition.
In 1855, the Legislature enacted an important law commonly
called the Internal Improvement Law, which is here inserted as
a matter of general interest to every citizen, and as indispensa-
ble to a proper judgment of the management of the Fund by the
Trustees who have hitherto controlled it.

AN ACT to Provide for and Encourage a Liberal System of Internal Im-
provements in this State.
WHEREAS, The Constitution of this State declares that a
liberal system of Internal Improvements, beingessential to the
development of the resources of the country, shall be encouraged
by the government of this State, and it shall be the duty of the
General Assembly, as soon as practicable,, to ascertain by law
proper objects of improvement in relation to roads, canals and
navigable streams, and to provide for a suitable application of
such funds as may be appropriated for such improvements,"
therefore-
SECTION 1. -Be it enacted by the Senate and house of Repre-
sentatives of the State of Florida in General Assembly convened,
That so much of the five hundred thousand acres of land granted
to this State for Internal Improvement purposes, by an act of
*Congress, passed the third day of March, A. D. 1845, as remains
unsold, and the proceeds of the sales of such of said lands here-
tofore sold as now remain on hand and unappropriated, and all
proceeds that may hereafter accrue from the sales of said lands;
:also all the swamp land or lands subject to overflow, granted to
this State by an act of Congress, approved September 23, A. D.
1850, together with all the proceeds that have accrued or may
hereafter accrue to the State from the sale of said lands, are here-
by set apart and declared a distinct and separate fund, to be
called the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida,
and are to be strictly applied according to the provisions of this
act.
SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That for the purpose of assuring
a proper application of said fund for the purposes herein declared,
said lands and all the funds arising from the sale thereof, after
paying the necessary expenses of selection, management and sale,













FIFTH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY.
Colonel, Rollin A. Stearns.
Lieutenant-Colonel, E. R. Paine.
Major, Leander M. Davis.
SECOND BRIGADE.
J. W. JOHNSON, Brigadier-General Commanding.
STAFF.
Major M. II. Clay, Assistant Adjutant-General..
Major W. E. Burleigh, Brigade Inspector.
Major A. H. McCann, Commissary.
Major B. Dilworth, Ordnance Officer.
Major John H. Gee, Surgeon.
Captain Leslie A. Reed, Aid-de-camp.
FIRST REGIMENT OF CAVALRY.
Colonel, John Bradford.
Major, L. G. Stringfellow.
TIRID REGIMENT OF CAVALRY.
Colonel, Malachi Martin.
Lieutenant-Colonel, S. L. Tibbitts.
FIRST REGIMENT OF INFANTRY.
Colonel, Dennis Eagan.
Major, George W. Bogue.
TIIIRD REGIMENT OF INFANTRY.
SColonel, A. B. Grnnwell.
Lieutenant-Colonel, W. M. Bowcn.
Major, Aug. P. Holbrook, Jr.
FOURTH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY.
Colonel, William Steward.
Lieutenant-Colonel, Jonathan C. Gibbs.
FOURTEENTH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY.
Colonel, J. R. Bradford.
SECOND DIVISION.
HORATIO JENKINS, Jr., Major-General Commanding.
STAFF.
Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph H. Durkee, Assistant Adjutant-
General.
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We have now ready for market over five thousand cross-ties,
and have about two hundred acres of land open and ready for
cultivation as soon as we can get sufficient teams to work it.
I am satisfied that a sufficient number of the best-conducted
prisoners can be guarded with a small number of guards to raise
sufficient bread and vegetables for the Prison. Employment for
the other prisoners should be provided within the walls of the
Prison.
FINANCES.
From Public Document No. 1'you will see that the total
cost of maintaining the Prison for the past year has been twenty
thousand and seventy-eight dollars and thirty-eight cents
($20,078.38). Eighteen' thousand six hundred and eighty-six
dollars and ninety cents ($18,686.90) of this amount was paid in
Comptroller's warrants at an average discount of thirty-eight per
cent. The total cost of maintaining the prison in 1871 was
forty-three .thousand five hundred and fifty-four dollars and
twelve cents ($43,554.12).
The total expenditures in eleven months of 1872 is, therefore,
twenty-three thousand four hundred and seventy-five dollars and
seventy-four cents ($23,475.74) less than in 1871; and had we
been able to pay cash for our expenditures the total cost of main-
taining the Prison this year would be only twelve thousand
nine hundred and seventy-seven dollars and thirty-six cents
($12,977.36), from which deduct earnings of prisoners, five
thousand three hundred and ninety-five dollars, leaves a balance
of seven thousand five hundred and eighty-two dollars and
thirty-six cents, expenditures over earnings.
This does not include the labor performed by prisoners in and
around the Prison, or the necessary details in the kitchen and laun-
dry, police duty, &c.
CONCLUSION.
I again earnestly urge that at least a few cells and a means
of heating the Prison be constructed with as little delay as
possible.
Permit me to return you my sincere thanks for the uniform
kindness and support extended to me in the discharge of my
official duties.
Respectfully,
M3. MARTIN, Warden.










Mr. Gibson having received a majority of the votes cast, was
declared elected Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms.
Mr. Gleason offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms appoint one Door-Keep-
er and two Messengers.
"Which was adopted.
On motion, the Assembly proceeded to the election of a Chap-
lain.
M;r. Johnson nominated Rev. Francis Carolina.
.Mr. Proctor nominated Rev. John H. Peterson.
Mr. McKinnon nominated Rev. Henry Call.
"The vote was as follows:
"Those voting for Mr. Carolina were-
MIessrs. Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter, Cruse, Elijah, Gass, Glea-
son, Johnson, Kelly, Llambias, Lee of Sumter, Livingston, Long, Martin,
McInniss, Montgomery, Neal of Jackson, Osgood, Petty, Robinson, Scott,
Small, Stewart, Thompson of Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson and
Washington-27.
Those voting for Mr. Peterson were-
Mr. Speaker, Messrs: Hope, Proctor and Wallace-4.
Those voting for Mr. Henry Call were-
Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Franklin, Brinson, Green,
Hagan, IIankins, Hannah, Hardee, Lee of Hamilton, McMillan, McKinnon,
Mitchell, Neal of Liberty, Peeler, Roberts, Speer, Swearingen and Vana
-20.
Mr. Carolina having received a majority of the votes cast was
declared elected Chaplain of the Assembly.
On motion, all the officers elected who were present took the
oath of office.
Mr. Coulter offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk have authority to employ such
Assistant Clerks as he may find necessary, with the approval of
the Speaker, and that said Assistants be paid a reasonable com-
pensation per folio for their services, to be ascertained by a com-
mittee to be appointed by the Speaker for that purpose, when
approved by the Speaker.
Which was adopted.
Mr. Osgood offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Rules governing the last Legislature be
adopted as the Rules of the present session.
Which was adopted.
A committee from the Senate appeared at the bar of the As-
sembly and informed them that the Senate was organized and
ready for business.









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THURSDAY, January 9,:18 7S .

The Assembly met pursuant to adjournment.
The roll being called, the following members answered to their:
names :
Mr. Speaker, Mt'esis. A.\bl,, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins o:f rankli:,
Brinsonu Browne, Bryant, Bnah!, Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter, Oruse, E!-
jah, Gfleason,.Green, Haginn, Hankins, Hannah, IIardee, Hope, Johnson,
Kelly, Llamlia ,.Lee oif Hamtilton, Lee of Sumter, Livingston, Long, MIr-
tin, MlcInniss, McMillan, McKinnonl, Mitchell, Montgomery, Neal of Jac -
son, Neal of Liberty, Osgoodl, Peeler, Petty, Roberts, Robinson, Scott,
Smal!, Speer,S oewarl. Swearingen, Thompson of Columbia, Thompson t'
.TJeffrson, Vann, WVallaeV, WaslVhin ton and Weeks-51.
A quorum present.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. (';rolina, Chaplain.
On motion, the reading tof yesterday's journal ,was .Jispensed
with and the jo'rnLal corrected and approved.
Mr. Coulter moved that the Sergeanntat-Arims procure from
the Secretary of' State for the use of each member of this honse,
one copy of our State Constitution, to be returned to the Secre-
tary's office at the close of the present session ;
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Hardee ..w! I the tb-ilowing resolution:
Resolved, That a committee of three be appoin't6d by the
Speaker to request Capt. J. L. Moseley of Quincy, Fla., to deliver
an educational Address in this Hall, oni Monday evening, the
13th instant, at 7-i o'clock, and that the members of the Legis-
lature and public generally be respectfully invited to attend.
Which was read and adopted.
Mr. Elijah offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That one hundred copies of the Standing :il.h of
the Assembly be furnished for the use of members.
Which was not adopted.
Mr. Llambias offered the following resolution:
Resolved by the Assembly, That on and after the 10th inet.,
the Assembly shall convene at 10 o'clock, a. m., and adjourn -.t
I o'cock, p. m; in the afternoon, at a o'clock, p. m., and adjonrt
at 5 o'clock, p. m., every day, Sunday excepted, during the se,-
sion;
Which was read.
Mr. Scott moved to lay the motion on the table;
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for, and were:
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seat in your honorable body as such representative, but that one
Mr. William HI. Gleason is now filling the seat claimed by peti-
tioner, and to which petitioner is entitled, and is now acting a-
such representative, although he was never entitled to the same.
Petitioner therefore prays that he be admitted to your honorable
body as such representative in the place of the IIon. W. H.
Gleason aforesaid. JOHN. J. BROWN.
Which was read and referred to the Coiimnittee on Privileges
and Elections.
The Speaker announced the following Standing, Committee on
Privileges and Elections:
Messrs. Wallace, Montgomery, McKinnon, I lannali and Elijah.
MIr. Scott offered the following:
To the lIonorable the Seker of the .Iss,,I of 7the Nt'e of
Florida:
The petition of the undersigned respectfully showeth that he
was the candidate of the Republican party for member of the
Assembly for the county of Taylor at the Election held on the
fifth day of November, A. D., 1872, and there was fraud com-
mitted in said election, enough to have elected the undersigned,
and would respectfully ask that the case be referred to the Com-
mittee on Privileges and Elections.
MARK RICIARDSON.
Which was read and referred to the Committee on Privileges
and Elections.
Under a suspension of the rule Mr. Montgomery offered the
following resolution:
Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be and is hereby reques-
ted to furnish one dozen of chairs for the use of the Assembly
Hall.
Which was read and adopted.
On motion, the Assembly adjourned until to-morrow morning,
10 o'clock.








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Commerce and Navigation:
Mr. BROWNE, Chairman.
Messrs. ATKINS of Franklin, GLEASON,
ELIJAH, PETTY.
Public PIr'inting:
Mr. PROCTOR, Chairman.
Messrs. BUSH, HANNAH,
HAGAN, WASHINGTON.
Claims :
Mr. LEE of Suniter, Chairman.
Icssrs. MITCHELL, SWEARINGEN,
SCOTT, OSGOOD.
Education :
Mr. McKINNON, Chairman.
M\essrs. PEELER, McINNISS,
MARTIN, STEWART.
Public Lands:
Mr. OSGOOD, Chairman.
Messrs. ABBOTT, PETTY,
HAGAN, NEAL of Jackson.
Fina'cec and Taxation:
Mr. GLEASON, Chairman.
1Messrs. PROCTOR, SWEARINGEN,
JOHNSON, SPEER.
-Enrolled Bills :
Mr. CHADWICK, Chairman.
F.essrs. GREEN, STEWART,
McMILLAN. COLEMAN.
E'ngrosscd ills :
Mr. BROWNE, Chairman.
: --. HANKINS, LONG,
WASHINGTON, MoKINNON.
City and County Organization:
Mr. SCOTT. Chairman.
tMessrs. SPEER, IMcMILLAN,
ROBINSON, KELLY.








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appointed to examine and investigate the books and accounts of
the Treasurer's and Comptroller's office before the same are
turned over to their successor's.
Respectfully,
CHAS. R. KING, Secretary.
Which was read and tile accompanying resolution placed
:nmong the orders of the day.

l0:1 E iS OF THE DAY.

Assembly bill No. 8, to be entitled an act to improve and make
navigable the Choctawhatchee river and its tributaries in Flo-
rida,
Was read the first time and referred to the Committee oi
Commerce and Navigation.
Assembly bill No. 9, to be entitled an act to adopt a child by
Zelotes II. Mason and Christiana Mason,
Was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Commit-
tee. -
Assembly bill No. 10, to be entitled an act relating to the ex-
amination and trial of criminal cases before the Justices of the
Peace, trial of misdemeanors and petit offences in the county
courts of this State,
WVas read the first time, and on motion, the rule was unani-
mously waived and the bill read the second time by its title, and
on motion of M1r. Scott, laid on the table.
Assembly bill No. 11, to be entitled an act to change the
time and days of holding the Circuit Courts within and Ibr the
Seventh Judicial Circuit,
Was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Coin-
mittee.
Assembly bill No. 12, to be entitled and act to amend an act
entitled an act definining the duties and fixing the pay of coun-
ty commissioners,
Was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Con-
mittee.
Assembly bill No. 13, to be entitled an act to protect all citi-
zens of the State of Florida in their civil rights and to furnish the
means of their vindication,
Was read the first time.
Mr. Scott moved to refer the bill to a select conumittee of
five;
Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Coulter moved to refer it to the Judiciary Committee;
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for and were :
Yeas-Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Franklin, Brinson.
Browne, Bryant, Coulter, Green, Hagan, Hannah, Hardee, Hope, Llambias.








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Mr. Osgood moved that a committee of three be appointed on
memorial of tlhe death of Hon. Samuel Boyd, late member of
this Assembly.
Which was agreed to, and Messrs. Osgood,*Scott and Petty
were appointed said committee.

ORDERS OF THE DAY.

Assembly bill No. 14, to be entitled an act to incorporate the
Fernandinri, Jacksonville and New Orleans Steamboat, Canal
and Railroad company,
Was real the first time.
Senate joint resolution requesting the appointment of a
committee to investigate the books and accounts of the Treas-
urer and Comptroller,
Was rend the first time.
Under a unanimous suspension of the rule, the resolution was:
read the second andl third times and adopted by the following:
vote :
Yena-Messrs. Atkins ,of Calhlion, Atkins of Franklin, Brinson, Bryant,
Bush, Crose, Elijah, H:1-ln, Hannah, ardeec, Hope, Kelly, Llambias, Lee
otlIamnilton, Lee ot Sunite r, Livingston, Martin, McInniss, 3cMillan, Mc-
KIinnon,'Mitchell, Neal of Liberty, Peeler, Petty, Proctor, Roberts, Robin-
son, Sot t, Small, Spver, Stewart, Swearingen, Thompson of Columbia,
Thomipson of .Jeffeirson, Vann, Wallace, Washington and Weeks-38.
Nuas--Messrs. Chiadwick and Colemian-2.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to authorize, James.
R. C. Knight to establish a ferry across the Santa Fee river at.
the mouth of Cow creek,
Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on
Commerce and Navigation.
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to amend am act to
require the county treasurers to keep accurate accounts of Pub-
lic Moneys and to exhibit their books and copies thereof to the
Board of County Commissioners and to Grand Juries, approved
Feb'y 19, 1872,
Was rend the first time and referred to the Judiciary Con-.
mittee.
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to amend an nt.
defining the duties and fixing the pay of county commissioners,
approved Feb'y 16, 1872,
Was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Comn-
mittee.
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to make appropria-








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staunt improvement, never relaxing our efforts toward perfection.
The greatest necessity of the hour is reform in the financial con-
dition of the State. Ever since the legislative resolution of
1845, that condition has suffered from the effects of a disturb-
ing influence that would have culminated in great tribulation
long ago but for the fact that Florida was part and parcel of the
great nation-the United States of America. The St. Joseph's
Constitution, when brought into force, augmented the em-
barrassment commenced by the previous resolution referred to,
.and thus was the credit of the State at the beginning completely
destroyed, until the Constitution of 1S68 opened the way for its
revival.
When we begin at the right place and in the right spirit to
correct these evils, we shall find the correction easier to accom-
plish than we may now imagine; at all events we should correct
them in omne way rather than have them continue a withering
blight upon us, more and more difficult to reform as it grows
.older.
The questions are not those of economy alone, which of course
must be diligently practiced, but of great eftorts to compel pay-
ment of back and current taxes into the treasury, to gather up
and utilize our resources wherever any may be found, and in
every way possible to raise means with which to put all our
monetary afhfirs upon a cash basis.
-In view of the great and pressing importance of this subject,
I recommend such legislation as will have the effect to ascertain
correctly and accurately the nature and extent of our debts, lia-
bilities and obligations, to publish such information to the peo-
ple, and most speedily enable us to reduce our rates of taxation
without dishonor, by establishing cash payments at the earliest
possible moment; for until that moment arrives, Florida must
continue to be under a cloud.
The whole amount of State debt, exclusive of aid to railroads,
bonded, interest, and floating, as far as I can learn, after some
search, does not exceed $1,500,000; but that is large for us, and
should be paid without any delay.
The amount of the 7 per cent. 20-year $500,000 bonded debt,
authorizedd by the acts of December 27, 1856, and January 7,
1859, modified by the legislative resolutions of December 21,








Sall, Speer,'Stewart, Swearingen, Thompson of Columbia, Thompsoil of
Jefferson, Vann, Wallace, Washington and Weeks-52.
So the Governor's veto was unanimously sustained by the As-
,embly..
ORDERS OF THE DAY.

Memorial to Congress to amend the Homestead Act,
Was read the first time.
Memorial for a mail route from Clay Landing to Ocala,
"Was read and adopted.
Assembly bill No. -, to be entitled an act to punish for ob-
structions to Railroads, Engines, Cars, &e.,
"Was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Commit-

Assembly bill No. 35, to be entitled an act to repeal an act
concerning Official and Legal Advertisements,
Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on
Public Printing.
Senate joint resolution authorizing the Committees on Juni-
ciary, Finance and Taxation of each House to sit together,
Was read, and on motion of Mr. Montgomery, laid on the
table.
Assembly bill No. 13, to be entitled an act to protect all citi-
,cns of the State of Florida in their civil rights and to furnish the
means for their vindication,
Was i'ead the second time.
Mr. McKinnon moved to postpone the further consideration
of the bill for one week.
Mr. Montgomery moved to lay Mr. McKinnon's motion on
21eo table;
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for and were:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Cruse, Elijah
Gass, Glcason, Johnson, Kelly, Lee of Sumter, Livingston, Long, Martin,
iMenniss, Montgomery, Nealof Jackson, Osgood, Petty, Proctor, Roberts,
Robinson, Scott, Stewart, Thompson of Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson.
"Wallace and Washington-29.
Nays--Iessrs. Abbott, Atkins ofCalhoun, Atkins of Franklin, Brinson,
Browne, Bryant, Green, Ilagan, Hlankins, Hannah, Hope, Llainbias, Lee
fl Hamilton, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Neal of Liberty, Peeler,
'ITeer, Swearingen, Vann and Weeks-2S3.
So the motion was laid on the table.
MIr. Scott moved to waive the rule and the bill be read the
third time ;
Which was not agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Glcason, the bill was ordered to be engrossed
for a third reading on to-morrow.








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protection of Citizens of this State against Defaulting Foreign;
Corporations, approved January 27, 1871
Which was received and placed among the orders of the day.
vBy Mr. Long:
A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to
incorporate the Monticello and Georgia Railroad Company;
Which was received and placed among the orders of the day.
By Mr. Scott:
An act to regulate the payment of Coroners, Constables, Ju-
rors, Witnesses and Physicians attending Coroners' Inquests;
Which was received and placed among the orders of the day.
By Mr. Mitchell:
An act entitled an act to limit the jurisdiction of County
Judges, and for other purposes
Which was received and placed among the orders of the day.
Mr. Bush introduced a joint resolution in relation to the citi-
zenship of Wm. C. Collins;
Which was read the first time.
Mr. Proctor introduced a joint resolution proposing amend-
*ments to the Constitution of the State of Florida;
Which was read, and, on motion, referred to the Judiciary
Committee.
Thoefollowing committee report was received:
Hon. S. B. CoxOVERn, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sin: The Committee on State Institutions recommend that
the use of the Assembly Hall be granted to the ladies of the
Presbyterian Church of Tallahassee on Wednesday evening, Jan-
nary 22, 1873.
E. R. CHADWICK, Chairman.
D M. McINNISS,
HARRY CRUSE,
J. F. LLAMBIAS,
J. H. LEE.
Which was read and concurred in.
Also the following:
IIon. S. B. CNovErn, Speaker of the Assembly :
Sin: Your committee to whom was referred Assembly bil:
No. 15, entitled an act to make appropriations for the deficien-
cies in the appropriations for expenses of the State for the fiscal
year, ending December 31st, 1872, have examined the same, and
recommend its passage.
J. W. JOHNSON, Chairman.
Also the following:
IHon. S. B. COXOVEr, Speaker of the Assembly:
Sn:: The Committee on Engrossed Bills have carefully exam-
ined and find correctly engrossed the following bill, to-wit:










part of the Senate be appointed to examine and adjust the ac-
counts of Ex-Governor Hnrrisun Reed, referred to in his last an-
nual message,
Was read.
Assembly bill No. 39, to be entitled an act to amend an act en-
titled an act to incorporate the Monticello and Georgia Railroad
Company,
Was read the first time and ordered for a second reading on
to-morrow.
Assembly bill No. 40, to be entitled an act to repeal an act to
provide for the protection of the citizens of this State against
defaulting foreign corporations, approved January 27, 1871,-
Was read the first time and ordered for a second reading on
to-morrow.
Assembly bill No. 38, to be entitled atn act to regulate the pay-
ment of coroners, constables, jurors, witnesses and physicians
attending coroners' inquests,
Was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Com-
mittee.
Senate bill No. 12, to be entitled an act to change the name
of Brown's Theological Institute,
Was read the first time.
On motion, the rule was waived and the bill read the second
time by its title.
On motion, the rule was unanimously waived and the bill read
the third time and put upon its passage.
The vote was:
Yeas-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of
Franklin, Brinson, Browne, Bryant, Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter,
Cruse, Elijah, Gass, Gleason, Green, Hagan, Hankins, Hannah, Hope,
Johnson, Kelly, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, Livingston,
Long, Martin, McInniss, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Montgomery
Neal of Jackson, Neal of Liberty, Osgood, Peeler, Petty, Proctor, Roberts,
Robinson, Scott, Small, Speer, Stewart, Swearingen, Thompson of Co-
lumbia, Thompson of Jefferson, Vann, Wallace, Washington and Weeks
-52.
Nlys-None.
So the bill passed-title as stated.
Ordered that the same be certified to the Senate.
Assembly bill No. 37, to be entitled an act to limit the juris-
diction of County Judges, and for other purposes,
Was read the first time and ordered for a second reading on
to-morrow.
Mr. Gleason offered the following:
Resolved, That the Assembly do now proceed to the election
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"The vote of the Assembly was---
Ycas--Messrs. Coulter, Cruse, Elijah, Gass, Gleason, IHardee, Jolhnon,
-Kelly, Livingston, Long, Martin, McInniss, Montgomery, Neal of Jackson,
Osgood, Petty, Scott, Small, Stewart, Tlompson of Columbia, Thompson
of Jefferson and Washington-22.
Nays--Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Franklin, Brinson,
Browne, Bryant, Chadwick, Coleman, Green, Hagan, Hankins, Hannah,
Hope, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, McMillan, McKinnon,
Mitchell, Neal of Liberty, Peeler, Proctor, Roberts, Robinson, Speer,
Swearingen, Vann, Wallace and Weeks-29.
So the amendment was lost.
"The original resolution was then adopted.
The Sergeant-at-Arms was ordered to clear the Hall.
SOn motion of Senator Henderson, a desk was provided for
reporters.
On motion, the joint meeting proceeded to the election of U.
S. Senator.
The vote was:
For REED-Senate-Messrs. Billings and Pearce-2. Assem-
Ibly-None. Total, 2.
For DouGLAs--eCnate-Mr. Crawford--1. Assembly--Messrs.
Biowne, Llambias and Swearingen-3. Total, 4.
For CHIEEY-Senate-Messrs. Dennis and Pope-2. Assem-
bly-Messrs. Livingston, Neal of Jackson, Osgood, Petty and
Washington-5. Total, 7.
For BISBEE-Senate--Messrs. Johnson and Potter-2. Assem-
bly-Messrs. Chadwick and Gleason-2. Total, 4.
For BILLINGs-Senate-Messrs. -Fortner and McAnley-2.
Assembly-None. Total, 2..
For CALL-Senate-Mr. Ginn--1. Assembly--None. Total, 1.
For WVALKER-Senate-Mlessrs. Henderson and Sutton-2.
Assembly-Messrs. Abbott, Hankins, Lee of Hamilton, McMil-
lan, Neal of Liberty arid Speei-G. Total, 8.
For McCALL-Senate-Mr. Oliveros-1. Assembly-Messrs.
Roberts and Weeks-2. Total, 3.
For MEACIIAM-Senate-Mr. Hill-1. Assembly-Mr. Speaker,
Messrs. Coleman, Elijah, Gass, Johnson, Long, and Thompson-7.
Total, 8.
For OsnoEu-Senate-Messrs. Jenkins and Locke- 2. Assem-
bly-Messrs.Cruse, Kelly, Martin, Small and Montgomery-5.-
Total, 7.
For HENDErSON-- Senate Mr. Knight-1. Assembly -
Messrs. Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Franklin, Brinson, Bryant,
Iagan, Hannah and HIope-7. Total, 8.
For CoNovEr-Senate-Mr. Long-1. Assembly-Messrs.
Bush, Coulter, Hardee, Lee of Sumter, Mitchell, Peeler, Proctor,











Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Wallace moved to place the bill back upon its second
reading;
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for, and were :

Yeas-Messrs. Bush, Chadwick, Co'eman, Cruse, Elijah, Johnson, Lee
of Sumter, Livingston, Long, McInniss, Montgomery, Neal of Jackson,
Osgood, Petty, Proctor, Robinson, Scott, Small, Stewart, Thompson of
Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson and Wallace-22.
Nays-M-r. Speaker, ?Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of
Franklin, Brinson, Browne, Bryant, Coulter, Green, Hagan, Hankins,
Llambias, Lee of Iamilton, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Neal of Lib-
erty, Peeler,JRoberts, Sicer, Swearingen, Vann and Weeks-23.
So the motion was lost.
Mr. Johnson moved a call of the Assembly;
Which was ordered.
The following members were present:
Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, 'Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of iEanklin,
Irinson, Browne, Bryant, Bush, Chadwick, Colcman, Cruse, Elijah, Green,
Hagan, Hankins, Hope, Johnson, Kelly, Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee
of Sumter, Livingston, Long, Martin, McInniss, IMcMillan, McKinnon.
Mitchell, Montgomery, Neal of Jackson, Neal of Liberty, Osgood, Peeler,
Petty, Proctor, Roberts, Robinson, Scott, Small, Speer, Stewart, Swearin-
gen, Thompson of Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson, Vann, Wallace and
Weeks-47.
The Sergeant-at-Arms was dispatched for absentees.
On motion of Mr. McKinnon, further proceedings under the
call were suspended.
It was ordered that the bill be read the third time ;
Pending which Mr. Long moved that the Assembly take a re-
cess for fifteen minutes;
Upon which the yeas and nays were called for, and were:
Yeas-Messrs. Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Cruse, Elijah, Gass, Gleason,
Johnson, Kelly, Lee of Sumter, Livingston, Long, Martin, McInniss,
Montgomery, Ncal of Jackson, Osgood, Pety, Proctor, Robinson, Scott,
Small, Stewart, Thompson of Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson, Wallace
and Washington-- 7.
Nays-M-essrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Franklin, Brinson,
Browne, Bryant, Green,' Hagan, Hankins, Hannah, Hardee, Hope, Llam-
bias, Lee of Hamilton, 2McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Neal of Liberty
Peeler, Roberts, Speer, Swearingen, Vann and Weeks-23.
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At 12 o'clock, M., the Senate entered the Assembly Hall.
The President of the Senate took the chair.
The roll of Senators was called and the following Senators
were present :
Messrs. Billings, Crawford, Dennis, Eagan, Fortner, Ginn, Henderson,
Hill, Jenkins, Johnson, Knight, Locke, Long, McAuley, McCiskill, Mc-
Kinnon, Meacham, Oliveros, Pearce, Pope, Potter, Smith, Sturtevant and
Sutton-24.
Upon the call of the Assembly roll, the following members
answered to their names:
Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Atkins of Franklin, Brinson,
Browne, Bryant, Bush, Chadwick, Coleman, Coulter, Cruse, Elijah, Gass,
Gleason, Green, Hagan, Hankins, Hannah, Hardee, Hope,,ohnson, Kelly,
Llambias, Lee of Hamilton, Lee of Sumter, Livingston, LIng, Martin, Mc-
Inniss, McMillan, McKinnon, Mitchell, Montgomery, Neal of Jackson,
Neal of Liberty, Osgood, Peeler, Petty, Proctor, Roberts, Robinson, Scott,
Small, Speer, Stewart, Swearingen, Thompson of Columbia, Thompson of
Jefferson, Vann, Wallace, Washington and Weeks-53.
A quorum of both houses present.
The Chairman declared the joint meeting organiized.
The President announced that the election of a U. S. Senator
was in order, there being no election on yesterday.
The vote of the joint meeting was taken with the following
result:
For PEARCE-Senate, Messrs. Billings, Meacham, Potter and
Sturtevant, 4. Assembly, Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Elijah, Gass,
Glenson, Long, Mclnniss, Osgood, Petty, Scott, Thompson of
Jefferson and Washington, 11. Total, 15.
For CoNovEn-Senate, Mr. Long, 1. Assembly, Messrs.
Bush, Hankins, Hardee, Lee of Sumter, Mitchell, Peeler, Proc-
tor, Robinson, Stewart, Vann and Wallace, 11. Total,,12.
For CIIENEY-Senate, Messrs. Dennis, Eagan, Hill, Jenkins,
Locke and Pope, 6. Assembly, Messrs. Coleman, Cruse, Living-
ston, Martin and Montgomery, 5.. Total, 11.
For DOUGLAs--Senate, Messrs. Crawford, Fortner, Ginn,
Ienderson, Knight, McAuley, McCaskilI, McKinnon, Oliteros
and Smith, 10. Assembly, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun,
Atkins of Franklin, Brinson, Browne, Bryant, Green, Hagan,
Hannah, Hope, Llambias, McMillan, McKinnon, Neal of Liber-
ty, Speer, Swearingen and Weeks, 17. Total, 27.
For JOHN TYLER, Jr.-Senate, Messrs. Johnson and Sutton,
2. Assembly, Messrs. Coulter and Lee of Hamilton, 2. To-
tal, 4.
For CHRISTIE--Senate, Mr. Pearce, 1. Assembly, None. To-
tal, 1.
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Assembly bill No. 43, to be entitled an act to fix and regulate
the fees and per diem of certain officers therein designated,
"Was read, the first time and rIferred to the Judiciary Com-
mittee.
On motion of Mr. Mitchell, 100 copies of the bill were ordered
to be printed.
Assembly bill No. 41, to be entitled an act to protect the peo-
ple of the State of Florida against the illegal and fraudulent issue
of bonds and securities, and to ascertain the nature and extent of
the debt and liabilities of the State of Florida, and for othertpur.
poses connected with the same,
Was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Com-
mittee.
On motion, 100 copies of said bill were ordered to be printed
for the use of the Assembly.
Assembly bill No. 44, to be entitled an act to change the name
of the corporation known as the Southern Land and Immigration
Company, and call it the Southern Immigration and Banking
Company,
Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on Cor-
porations.
Senate memorial to the C.. -' of the United States, asking
for donations of land in St. Augustine,
Was read the first time and placed among the orders of the
day for Monday.
Senate memorial to Congress for an appropriation for the sur-
vey and estimates of a Ship Canal from the Atlantic to the Gulf,
Was read the first time and placed among the orders of the
day for Monday.
Senate bill No. 10, to be entitled an act for the relief of John
F. Bartholf,
Was read the first time and referred to the Committee on
Claims.
Assembly bill No. 42, to be entitled an act to repeal certain
acts therein named, in relation to Insurance Companies,
Was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Com-
mittee.
Assembly oill No. 36, to be entitled an act to simplify the
mode and manner of acknowledging and proving the execution
of deeds of conveyances, releases, mortgages, powers of attor-
ney, relinquishments and other instruments of writing relating
to real.estate, and to provide for the recording thereof,
Was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Commit-
tee.
Senate bill No. 2, to be entitled an act making additional ap-
propriations for the payment of jurors and State witnesses,
Was read the first time, rule waived and read the second time
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For GLEAso--Senate, Me"'srs. Meacham and Sturtevant, 2.
Assembly, Mr. Gass, 1. Total, 3.
For WALKER-Senate, None. Assembly, Mr. Bryant, 1. To-
tal, 1.
For DAVIDSoN-Senate, None. Assembly, Messrs. Atkins of
Calhouh, Atkins of Franklin, Green, Hagan, Speer and Weeks, 6.
Total, 6.
For CnIIIsT-Senate, None. Assembly, Mr. Neal of Jack-
son, 1. Total, 1.
For McCALL-Senate, None. Assembly, Mr.- Roberts, 1.
"Total, 1.
For HOLT-Senate, None. Assembly, Mr. Thompson of Co-
lumbia, 1. Total, 1.
BLANK-Senator Knight, 1.
No one of the candidates having received the constitutional
majority, the President declared there was no election.
Senator Johnson moved that the joint meeting adjourn until
12 M. to-morrow ;
Upon whiph the yeas and nays were called for and were:
The vote of the Senate was-
Yeas-Messrs. Billings, Crawford, Dennis, Eagan, Fortner, Ginn, Hen-
derson, Hill, Jenkins, Johnson, Locke, McCaskill, Meacham, Pope, Potter,
Smith, Sturtevant and Sutton-18.
Nays-Messrs. Knight, Long, McAuley, McKinnon, Oliveros and
Pearte-6.
The vote of the Assembly was-
Yeas-Messrs. Atkins of Franklin, Browne, Chadwick, Coleman, Cruse,
Elijah, Gass, Green, Johnson, Kelly, Livingstoni, Long, Martin, McInfiss,
McKinnon, Montgomery, Petty, Roberts, Small, Swearingen, Thompson
. of Columbia, Thompson of Jefferson, Vann and Washington--4.
Nays-IMr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Brinson, Bryant,
Bush, Coulter, Gleason, IIagan, Hankins, Hannah, Hope, Llambias, Lee of
Hamilton, Lee of Smnter, McMillan, Mitchell, Neal of Jackson, Neal of
Liberty, Osgood, Peeler, Proctor, Robinson, Scott, Speer, Stewart, 'Wal-
Uace and Weeks-2s.
So the motion was agreed to and the joint meeting adjourned.
Mr. Chadwick moved that the Assembly take a recess until
:i o'clock, P. M.;
Upon which the yeas and-nays were called for and were:
Yeas-Messrs. Atkins of Franklin, Brinson, Chadwick, Coleman, Coul-
ter, Cruse, Elijah, Gass, Hardee, Hope, Johnson, Llambias, Lee of Hamil-
ton, Long, Martin, Montgomery, Osgood, Swearingen and Vann-19.
Nays-Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abbott, Atkins of Calhoun, Bryant, Bush,
1Gleason, Green, IHaIan, IIankins, Hannah, Kelly, Lee of Snmter, Living-
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that passed both houses of this Legislature a few days ago, we
find all of the provisions therein amply provided for in the Civil
Rights bill, and therefore, would respectfully recommend that
the bill do not pass.
J. L. McKINNON, Ch'n..
W. PEELER,
M. MARTIN,
W. G. STEWART,
D. M. McINNISS.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among the
orders of the day.
Also the following:
Hon. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly:
SIR : Your committee to whom war referred a bill to be enti-
tled an act for the better protection of animals running at large,
beg leave to report that they have examined the same, and re-
commend that it do pass.
W. S. BUSH, Chairman..
M. MARTIN,
W. PEELER,
*D. H. McINNISS.
Which was read and the accompanying bill placed among
the orders of the day.
Also the following:
Hon. S. B. CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly:
SIR: The Committee on: State Institutions recommend that
the use of the Assembly Hall be granted to the Baptist Society
of Tallahassee, Thursday evening, January 30.
E. R.. CHADWICK, Chairman.
J. F. LLAMBIAS,
J. H. LEE,
HARRY CRUSE.
Which was read and adopted.
Also 'the following:
IIon. S. B..CONOVER, Speaker of the Assembly :
SIm: The Special Committee, to whom was referred the bill
entitled an act to provide against evils resulting from the sale of
intoxicating liquors in the State of Florida, have examined the
same and report a substitute, with the recommendation that the
substitute do pass.
E. R. CHADWICK, Chm'n.
W. R. LONG,
W. T. WEEKS.
Which was read.