Wednesday, December 12.

A bill to be entitled, an act to repeal in part and amend an act entitled, an act to reduce into one the several acts concerning roads, bridges and highways, was read a second time. Ordered, that the said bill be committed to a committee of the whole House, and be made the order for this evening.

A bill to be entitled, an act to amend the several acts in relation to the establishment of the bank of the state of Alabama, and to repeal such parts of said acts as are repugnant to the provisions of this act, was read a third time.

Mr. Martin offered an amendment by way of rider making it felony and a disqualification for any office in the state, for any president, director, cashier or other officer of this bank, to embezzle or convert to his own use any a sum of money, bank, note, bill of exchange, check, bond, or other security or facility placed under his care or management by virtue of his office or place aforesaid; which was adopted.

Mr. Weedon offered the following amendment, by way of rider:

Provided, that nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent the general assembly from changing the location


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of the mother bank, when the same may become necessary for its better management.

Mr. Williamson moved to amend said amendment, by inserting after the word "assembly" these words, "with the consent of the directors;" which was adopted.

Mr. Crenshaw moved to amend the amendment, further by adding the following proviso: Provided also, should such removal take place, the legislative shall give to the place from which the mother bank may be removed, a branch which was adopted. The question was then taken on the amendment thus amended, and lost. The question being put shall this bill pass? It was decided in the affirmative --- yeas 38, nays 14.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mr. Speaker, Allen, Armstrong, Ayers, Bagby, Barclay, Brown, Carr, Clay, Crenshaw, Dabney, Davis, Duckworth, Elmore, Fitzpatrick, Fleming, Hardwicke, Holderness, Hopkins, Jones, King, Leake, Murrell, Masterson, Moore, Morton, Martin, Pickett, Powell, Philpott, Perry, Parham, Smith, Thompson, Vining, Weedon, Williams, Wiliamson --- 38.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Anderson, Beene, Craig, Edmondson, Evans, Greening, Kennedy, Montgomery, Magoffin, Miller, McHenry, Norwood, Skinner, Tagert ---

Ordered, that the words "a bill to be entitled" be stricken out of said bill. Ordered, that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Lyon their secretary, informing this House, that they have read a third time and passed.

An act to repeal in part and amend an act to constitute a Court of Oyer and Terminer for the trial of slaves, and for other purposes; which they have amended in sundry places, and in which amendments, they desire the concurrence of this House.

Also, that they had read a third time and passed, An act to authorize the administrator of John Watt, deceased, to sell certain real estate therein named --- which originated in this House.

Also, that they have read a third time and passed, An act to amend the several acts regulating the proceedings in the courts of law in this State; and


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An act for the relief of Thomas Eastin.

In both of which they desire the concurrence of this House.

The House then adjourned till 3 o'clock.

Evening Session.

A bill from the Senate, to be entitled an act to establish the temporary seat of justice in the county of Decatur, and for other purposes, was read a third time, amended, and passed. Ordered, That the Senate be acquainted therewith.

Ordered, That the House concur in the amendments made by the Senate to the bill to be entitled to repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act to constitute a Court of Oyer and Terminer for the trial of slaves, and for other purposes.

Memorial to congress on the subject of connecting the waters of the Tennessee with those of the Alabama, was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the same be sent to the Senate.

A bill to be entitled to alter and amend the several acts now in force organizing the militia of this State, was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the same be sent to the Senate.

A bill from the Senate to be entitled an act authorizing the sale of college lands, and for other purposes, was read a second time. Ordered, That the same lie on the table.

A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Lyon their secretary, informing this House, that they had read a third time and passed the following bills --- which originated in this House, to wit:

An act to legitimate a certain person therein named, and or other purposes; and,

An act to form a sixth judicial circuit, and for other purposes therein mentioned; which latter they have amended by adding a section thereto, in which they desire the concurrence of this House.

Also, that they had read a third time and passed the following:

Resolutions in relation to the road from Uchee bridge to Line creek.

Resolutions in relation to the lands adjoining the town of Cahawba; and,

An act prescribing the mode by which a jury shall be drawn for the first Circuit Court of Pickens county. In all of which they desire the concurrence of this House.

Mr. Moore moved to reconsider the vote on concurring.


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with the amendments made by the Senate, to the bill to be entitled an act to repeal in par and amend an act entitled an act to constitute a Court of Oyer and Terminer for the trial of salves, and for other purposes; which was carried.

Mr. Moore then moved, that the House disagree to the said amendment --- which was decided in the negative --- Ayes 19 --- Nays 25.

The ayes and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Brown, Edmondson, Greening, Holderness, Leake, Montgomery, Magoffin, Moore, Morton, Martin, McHenry, Powell, Philpott, Perry, Smith, Vining, Weedon, Williams, Williamson.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker, Allen, Ayers, Bagby, Barclay, Carr, Crenshaw, Craig, Davis, Duckworth, Evans, Elmore, Fleming, Graham, Hardwicke, Hopkins, Jones, Kennedy, Murrell, Masterson, Norwood, Pickett, Parham, Skinner, Thompson.

Ordered, That the House concur in the amendments made by the Senate to the bill to be entitled an act for form a sixth judicial circuit, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

A bill to be entitled an act to regulate proceedings in chancery suits --- was read a second time, and committed to a committee of the whole House, and made the order of the day for tomorrow.

Mr. Pickett from the committee on divorce and alimony to whom were referred the proceedings in a suit and Equity in the Circuit Court of Franklin county, between Sarah M. Bracken and James A. Bracken for a divorce, reported a bill to be entitled, an act to divorce Sarah M. Bracken from her husband James A. Bracken, in pursuance of a decree of the Circuit Court of Franklin county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, and for other purposes --- which was read a first time.

And the rule being dispensed with, it was read a second time forthwith, and ordered to be read a third time tomorrow.

Bills from the Senate of the following titles, to wit: An act prescribing the mode by which a Jury shall be drawn for the circuit court for Pickens county; and, an act authorizing Abraham Skidmore and others, to sell certain real estate the former was read a first time; and the rule being dispensed with, it was read a second time forthwith, and Ordered for a third reading tomorrow.

The latter was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Weedon moved to suspend the rule, which prohibit-


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ed the introduction of new business after Monday the 3rd instant; which was carried.

Mr. Weedon then introduced a bill to be entitled, an act for the relief of Col. Samuel Dale; which was read a first time; and the rule being dispensed with, it was read a second time forthwith, and ordered for a third reading on to morrow.

Bills and resolutions from the Senate of the following titles, to wit: An act to amend the several acts regulating the proceedings in the courts of law and equity, in this state; an act for the relief of Thomas Eastin; resolutions in relation to the lands adjoining the town of Cahawba; resolutions in relation to the road from Uchee bridge to Line creek were severally read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on to morrow.

A bill to be entitled, an act declaring the Conecuh and Sepulgah rivers navigable streams, was read a second time; and the rule being dispensed, it was read a third time forthwith.

Mr. Armstrong moved to suspend the rule, prohibiting any thing irrelevant to the matter contained in the bill; which was carried.

Mr. Armstrong then introduced the following amendment by way of rider:

And be it further enacted, that Henry Gunnison, Thomas L. Hallett, Thomas Richardson, Elias Pledger, and their associates, are hereby constituted and appointed a body corporate by the name and style of The Navigation Steam Boat Company; and they are hereby vested with all rights and privileges, and subject to the same restrictions which are granted and imposed in an act to incorporate the Mobile Steam Boat Company, passed on the 27th November, 1821; which was adopted. The bill was then passed.

Ordered, that the title be amended, by striking out the words "a bill to be entitled" and "navigable streams." and inserting the words "public highways," and by adding the words, "and for other purposes."

Ordered, that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

Ordered, that Mr. Evans have leave of absence for the balance of the session.

A bill to be entitled, an act to abolish the fictitious proceedings in actions of ejectment, and for other purposes therein mentioned, was read a second time; Ordered, that the same be read a third time to morrow.


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A bill from the Senate to be entitled, an act to establish the seat of justice for Blount county, was taken up.

Mr. Smith moved to indefinitely postpone the said bill; which was decided in the negative --- ayes 14, nays 24.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. Allen, Beene, Brown, Craig, Davis, Elmore, Graham, Masterson, McHenry, Norwood, Skinner, Smith, Williams, Williamson --- 14.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker, Ayers, Bagby, Clay, Dabney, Duckworth, Evans, Fleming, Greening, Holderness, Jones, Kennedy, King, Leake, Magoffin, Murrell, Miller, Moore, Morton, Pickett, Philpott, Tagert, Thompson, Vining --- 24.

The bill being amended was read a third time and passed,

Ordered, that the same be sent to the Senate.

A bill to be entitled, an act to make appropriations for the year 1822 --- was read a second time --- Ordered to lie on the table.

Bills from the Senate of the following titles, to wit: An act to incorporate the town of Demopolis in Marengo county; an act providing for certain officers; an act more effectually to enforce the acts of the general assembly of the 21st December, 1820, and of June 14th, 1821, in relation to roads within this state; an act authorizing a lottery for the benefit of building an academy in the town of Montgomery; an act to authorize Peter Ross to establish a toll bridge across Big-Mulberry creek, between the counties of Dallas and Autauga; and, an act to incorporate the town of Belle Fonte in the county of Jackson; were severally read a third time and passed; Ordered, that the same be sent to the Senate.

A memorial from the Senate, to the Congress of the United States, praying, that the restrictions imposed by three act of Congress for our admission, exempting lands of the United States from taxation for five years, sold after the passage of said act, should be removed --- was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the same be sent to the Senate.

Mr. Bagby offered the following resolution, which was adopted. Resolved, That a message be sent to the Senate informing them that this House will be ready at the hour of seven o'clock, on tomorrow, P.M. to proceed to the election of a Judge and Solicitor for the sixth Judicial Circuit


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and Judges of the County Courts in such counties where vacancies exist, to request their attendance in the Representative chamber for that purpose.

Bills from the Senate of the following titles, to wit:

An act for the relief of Henry V. Chamberlain:

An act to authorize the County Court of Butler county, to compensate the commissioners heretofore appointed to fix the seat of justice for said county, and for other purposes; were severally read a second time. Ordered, That the same be read a third time to-morrow.

A bill from the Senate to be entitled an act to appoint certain commissioners therein named, and for other purposes --- was read a second time, amended, and Ordered to be read a third time tomorrow.

A bill from the Senate to be entitled an act providing for the mode of recovering debts by physicians and other persons, for services rendered, was indefinitely postponed.

A bill from the Senate to be entitled an act to incorporate the Murder Creek Navigation Company, was read a first time, and Ordered to be read a second time tomorrow.

The House then adjourned.