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That the present State organization of Tennessee may be recognized and its
FEBRUARY 13, 1866.-Referred to the Joint Select Committee on Reconstruction.
printed, and recommitted to the Committee on Reconstruction.
To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress
To remedy this state of things, the loyal people of the State, by their dele-
Certain amendments were proposed to our admirable State constitution, made
Having thus provided for the reorganization of the government under her
A copy of the several amendments, incorporated into the organic law of the
The government so organized has had unresisted and uninterrupted jurisdic-
The undersigned respectfully submit that the said government is republican
W. B. STOKES.
ACTS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF
(Published by authority.]
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Call for a convention.
CHAPTER XV.-An act to repeal an act passed on the 19th day of March, 1860, to repeal section 4765 of the
Code, and to re-epact section 4766 of the Code.
CHAPTER XXXII.-An act to declare and make valid certain acts of certain officers of this State.
purposer CHAPTER XXXVII.-An act to change the eleventh, twelfth, and fourteenth judicial circuits of this State
and for other purposes.
CHAPTER I.-An act for the benefit of J. G. Frazer, clerk of the supreme court for the middle district of
Tennessee. CELAPTER II.-An act to incorporate the East Tennessee Iron, Coal, and Petroleum Company. CHAPTER III.-An act to incorporate the Raulston Oil and Salt Company. CHAPTER IV.-An act to develope the various oil and mineral interests of the State of Tennessee, and for
other purposes. CHAPTER V.-An act to incorporate the Bridgeman Oil and Salt Company. CHAPTER VI.-An act to charter the Tennessee Express Company. CHAPTER VII.-An act to incorporate the Memphis Ladies' Institute, of Memphis, Tennessee. CHAPTER VIII-An act to incorporate the Tennessee Colonial Company for the purpose of promoting emi.
gration, to establish vineyards, develope the mineral and other resources of the State of Tennessee. CHAPTER IX.-An aet to incorporate the Cairo and New Orleans Pilot's Benevolent Association. CHAPTER X-An act incorporating the Great Southwestern Oil and Mining Company. CHAPTER XI-An act to change a railroad fund into a county fund for Blount county. CHAPTER XII.-An act to incorporate the Tennessee Fire and Marine Insurance Company. CHAPTER XIII.-An act to incorporate a literary society of Nashville, known as the “ Agnomen Club." CHAPTER XIV.-An act to authorize and instruct the comptroller of the treasury to audit, and the treasurer
to pay the salary due the Hon, Samuel D. Frierson, chancellor. CHAPTER XV.-An act to amend an act passed on the 26th of February, 1858, entitled "An act to charter the
Cleveland and Ducktown railroad. CHAPTER XVI.-An act to incorporate the Nashville Barbers' Association. CaaPTER XVII.-An act to incorporate the Tennessee Oil, Mining, and Manufacturing Company. CHAPTER XVIII.-An act to incorporate the Memphis City Railroad Company. CHAPTER XIX.-An act to incorporate the Tennessee and Kentucky Petroleum, Mining, and Manufacturing
Company, and for other purposes. CHAPTER XX.-An act to amend an act authorizing John C. Haley to establish a turnpike road, passed
October 28, 1833. CHAPTER XXI.-An act to incorporate the Memphis and Mound City Arkansas Steam Packet Company of
Memphis. CHAPTER XXII.-An act to incorporate the Tennessee Mountain Petroleum and Mining Company. CHAPTER XXIII. -An act to incorporate the East Tennessee Union Petroleum, Coal, Iron, and Salt Company. CHAPTER XXIV.-An act to incorporate the Manchester and Barren Fork Mining and Manufacturing Company. CHAPTER XXV.-An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the East Tennessee and Virginia
Railroad Company," passed the 27th day of January, 1848. CHAPTER XXVI. -An act to incorporare the Tennessee Blining and Manufacturing Company. CHAPTER XXVII.-An act to incorporate the Tennessee and Cumberland Oil and Mining Company. CHAPTER XXVIII.-An act to charter the East Tennessee Female College. CHAPTER XXIX.-An act to change the line between the counties of Anderson and Campbell, CHAPTER XXX. -An act to incorporate the Cumberland Basin Petroleum and Mining Company. CHAPTER XXXI.-An act to incorporate the Cumberland Mining and Petroleum Company, and for other
parposes. CRAPTER XXXII.--An act to incorporate the United Hebrew Brethren Benefit Society of Memphis. CHAPTER XXXIII.-An act to encourage the planting, improvement, and other interests of the State of Ten
Dessee, and for other purposes.
XTARER L-Joint resolution to compare the vote for governor.
slavery. XCUBER Å-A joint resolution tendering the thanks of the general assembly of the State of Tennessee to
General Thomas. XUMBER XI.-Joint resolution tendering the thanks of the loyal people of Tennessee to the legislature of Ohio. NUMBER XII, -Joint resolution directing the State treasurer to pay to members of the legislature the amount
dne them. XUMBER XII.-Joint resolution to elect a secretary of state. SUMBER XIV. Joint resolution to raise a committee on the State library. XUMBER XV.-Joint resolution to appoint a joint committee of the two houses to report joint rules and regu.
lations for the government of both houses. XUMBER XVI.-Joint resolution to raise a joint committee to redistrict the State. NUMBER XVII.-Joint resolution to appoint a committee to investigate the past and present condition and
management of the penitentiary. NUMBER XVIII.-Joint resolution appointing a committee to report what action should be had with reference
to the death of President Abraham Lincoln. XCUBER XIX.--Joint resolution expressing the sense of the general assembly on the death of President
Abraham Lincoln. NUMBER XX.-Joint resolution to support the administration of President Johnson. XUMBER XXL-Joint resolution requesting the governor of the State to communicate certain facts to the
President of the United States.
NUMBER XXIV.-Joint colution to meet in coht of V. Meyers..a secretary of statecretary of state.
NUMBER XXII.-Joint resolution allowing mileage to Messrs. Grantham and Tighe.
G. Harris. NUMBER XXXV.-A joint resolution to meet the house in convention to elect a State comptroller. NUMBER XXXVI.-Joint resolution to raise a joint committee to wait on the national banks of the State. NOMBER XXXVII.-Joint resolution to meet in convention to elect an entry-taker for the Ocoee district. NUMBER XXXVIII. -Joint resolution appointing commissioners to settle with the Louisville and Nashville
railroad. NUMBER XXXIX.-Joint resolution applying to the President for troops. NUMBER XL.-A joint resolution appointing a committer to memorialize Congress. NUMBER XLI.-Resolution of inquiry in relation to the Hermitage property. NUMBER XLII.-Joint resolution raising a joint committee on the elective franchise. NUMBER XLIII.-Joint resolution requesting the governor to lay before the legislature certain correspondence. NUMBER XLIV.-A joint resolution declaring certain civil offices vacant, and providing for filling the same. NUMBER XLV.-Joint resolution to raise a joint committee to examine into the condition of the Bank of Ten
nessee and branches. NUMBER XLVI.-Joint resolution to authorize the secretary of state to take charge of the senate chamber and
the hall of the house of representatives. NUMBER XLVII.--Joint resoluton to meet in convention to elect a keeper of the penitentiary. NUMBER XLVIII.-Joint resolution of thanks to Major General Stoneinan. NUMBER XLIX.-Joint resolution requesting information from the bondholders of Tennessee bonde. NUMBER L.-Joint resolution directory to the attorney general of the state. NUMBER LL-Joint resolution taking charge of the assety of the Bank of Tennessee. NUMBER LII.-A joint resolution providing for the number of acts and journals of the legislature of 1865 to be
printed for distribution. NUMBER LIII.-A joint resolution in relation to a certain class of Tennessee Union soldiers who lost their
lives in the army of the Union during the rebellion, NUMBER LIY.-Joint resolution directory to the trustees of Teunersee Hospital for the Insane. NUMBER LV.-Joint resolution appointing a committee to wait on the major general commanding th
ment and make inqniries in relation to certain assessments. NUMBER LVI.-A joint resolution appointing a committee to settle with Hon. Joseph S. Fowler, late eomp
troller and acting treasurer of the State. NUMBER LVII.-Joint rosolution directory to the secretary of state. NUMBER LVIII.—Joint resolution requesting the governor to employ an attorney-at-law, NUMBER LIX.-Joint resolution directory to the comptroller. NUMBER LX.-Joint resolution directory to the keeper of the penitentiary. NUMBER LXI-Joint resolution postponing the business before the general assembly. NUMBER LXIL-Joint resolution to have published in certain newspapers "An act to limit the elective
franchise." NUMBER LXIII.—Joint resolution of thanks to Brevet Brigadier General J. L. Donaldson, chief quartermaster
department of the Cumberland, and Captain Hunter Brooke, provost marshal. NUMBER LXIV.-Joint resolution congratulatory at the appointment of Major General Thomas to this military
INTRODUCTORY DOCUMENTS. The following papers embrace the commission of Hon. Andrew Johnson as military governor of Tennessee, from the War Department at Washington; his instructions from President Lincoln, in accordance with the 4th section of the 4th article of the federal Constitution ; the call of the Executive Union Committee of the State for a State convention, to meet December 19, 1864, at the State capitol; and the call of the same committee for a postponed meeting of the same convention, to meet January 8, 1865, said postponement being rendered necessary in consequence of the siege of Nashville by the rebel army ; the alterations and amendments to the State constitution, proposed to the people of Tennessee by that convention, with the accompanying resolutions of that body; the proclamation of Governor Johnson authorizing the opening of the polls throughout the State for the ratification or rejection of said amendments and alterations to the constitution; and the final proclamation of Governor Johnson, declaring said amendments and alterations to be legally adopted as a part of the constitution by formal ratification of the loyal voters of the State