Friday Evening Nov 20th 1836
Meeting called to order and opened with Prayer by the President. The minutes of the proceeding being read. Excuses for absence at the last meeting were rendered by the following persons, namely, Junius Hall, Geo. Smith, Peter Merill, H. McFarland, & J. C. Howell, which were accepted by the President. Isiah Nutter & J. L. Bingham were fined 12 ½ cents each for absence at the last meeting. The roll was called and the following persons, namely, Ebin. Rogers, J. W. Collett, W. B. Little, A. Flood, J. M. Frost, R. R. Randle, D. F. Wendell, Jos. Burnap, Andrew Gray, P. F. Long, D. M. Kittinger, H. C. Caswell, I. A. Palmer, Rev. Louis Colby, John G. Hill and Sam Graves were noted as absentees. H. G. Richardson was proposed and duly Elected a regular member of this Society. The debate was then opened by J. Hall Esqr. on the affirmation of the question, and after an animated discussion the President closed the debate with a few remarks and decided in favor of the affirmative, an appeal was moved and resulted in the Society sustaining the decision of the chair, Dr. B. F. Long, I. Hall Esq., and Jos. Gordon were previously constituted a committee to propose questions for discussion. The following question was proposed and adopted for the next discussion. Ought Laws to be passed checking foreign emigration to this country? W. Leventh on the affirmative and H. McFarland on the Negative were appointed leaders of debate.
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