The question recurred on the motion proposed by Mr. Burnett and accepted by 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, Rejecte and the question being put, it was decided in the negative, viz:
Yeas--Messrs. Baker, Clark, Clay, Davis, Lewis, Peyton, Sparrow, and Yancey--S.
Nays--Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Dortch, Haynes, Henry, Hill, Hunter, Maxwell, Mitchell, Orr, Phelan, Preston, Semmes, and Wigfall--14.
On motion of Mr. Yancey, the clause exempting all foremen, pressmen, and journeymen printers employed in printing newspapers, was amended by adding "having at least 500 bona fide subscribers."