ed by Mr. Max well, of Fla., and determined in the negative, viz:
Yeas--Messrs. Baker, Clay, Haynes, Maxwell, Mitchell, Orr, Peyton, Wigfall, and Yancey--9.
Nays--Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Clark, Davis, Dortch, Henry, Hill, Hunter, Lewis, Oldham, Pholan, Preston, Sparrow, and Semmes--14.
When Mr. Mitchell's name was called, he asked to be excused from voting, as he had paired off with Mr. Simms, of Ky., who was absent by leave of the serving on a special committee.
Mr. Clay. o Mr. Dortch, and being put, was decided in the affirmative, viz:
Yeas--Messrs. Burnett, Clay, Clark, Davis, Dortch, Haynes, henry, Hill, Hunter, Lewis, Orr, Phelan, Sparrow, and Semmee--14.
Nays--Messrs. Baker, Brown, Maxwell, Mitchell, Oldham, Peyton, Preston, Wigfall, and Yancey--9.
Mr. Orr. of S. C., moved to amend the bill so as to except from exemption the militia officers of a State, Rejected.
Mr. Davis of N. C., moved to amend the bill by striking out the various class