Tuesday, December 18th.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Perry from the committee on enrolled bills, Reported, that the committee had examined bills of the following titles, to wit:

An act prescribing the manner of chancing the venue in criminal cases, and for other purposes.

An act to repeal the forth-third section of an act to organize the militia of this State, passed 20th December, eighteen hundred and twenty.

Resolutions authorizing the tax collector of Madison and Limestone counties, to pay into the Huntsville Banks, the amount taxes due from their respective counties.

An act authorizing the Judge of the county court, and commissioners of roads and revenue, of Butler county, to levy an extra tax, for building a court house and jail in and for said county, and for other purposes.

Resolution concerning the printing of the journals and laws of the present session of the General Assembly, and for other purposes.

Resolution returning the thanks of this Legislature to Jeremiah Austill for his heroic exertions, during the late Creek war, and particularly for his gallant conduct when in company with Brevet Brigadier General Dale, in the canoe action of the Alabama River.


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An act for the relief of Thomas H. Kirby tax collector of Jackson county, for the year 1820.

And, an act supplementary to act to establish a State University; --- all of which they find correctly enrolled.

Mr. Powell from the committee appointed by this House, to examine the vouchers of the late Treasury, and the present condition of the Treasury, Reported, that they have had the same under consideration, and have given the subject that mature examination which its importance merited. Your committee feel a pleasure in stating, that they have found all the accounts and vouchers appertaining to that department to be correct; and to correspond with the annual reports which that officer has from time to time submitted to the Legislature. The order, regularity and correctness, with which that officer has managed his department, reflects, in the opinion of your committee, the highest honour upon him. The accounts and vouchers from the 16th day of March 1818, up to the 11th day of December 1821, have been examined by your committee; some of the vouchers from the 15th of March 1818, to the 5th of January 1819, were destroyed as your committee believe, by the fire which burnt down the dwelling house of the late Treasurer in the town of St. Stephens. The accounts have been carefully compared with the Comptroller's books, with which they have been found to correspond.

LEVEN POWELL, Chairman.

Ordered, that the House concur in said report.

Mr. Armstrong from the committee appointed to examine the accounts of the door keepers, for stationary &c. Report, that William T. Gamble has presented the following vouchers, properly receipted:

No. 1. George M. Rives & Co.   $ 39,87 1/2
      2. Thomas H. Wiley & Co.      64,37 1/2
       3. Henderson, Lowry & Co.      15,95
       4. O. C. & G. Brooks       3,25
      5. John Baird for wood and negro hire   146,50

  Total

$269,95

Mathew W. McClellan has presented the following vouchers properly receipted:

No. 1. U. G. Mitchell $23,
       2. G. M. Rives & Co.   24,37 1/2
       3. Henderson, Lowry & Co.   36, 87 1/2


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4. Forest Green       2, 50
5. Matthew D. Thomason     12,
6. Thomas H. Wiley & Co.       1, 37 1/2
7. John Baird       7,
8. O. C. & G. Brooks for an account contracted in 1820, & omitted; now allowed       8,
$115,12 1/2 Total

 

F. W. Armstrong, Chairman.

A message was received from the Senate, by Mr. Lyon, their secretary, informing this House, that they have concurred in the report of the committee of conferrence on the subject matter of disagreement between the two Houses, on the amendments to the bill to be entitled, an act to authorize the issuing of Treasury notes, and to vest authority in the Executive of this State to apply a certain sum of money therein named, for the purpose of making such arrangements with the specie paying banks of this State, as may aid the credit and currency of the Treasury notes.

Mr. Williams from the joint committee, appointed to confer on the said bill, Reported, that the joint committee had met, and had agreed to report sundry amendments to said bill. Ordered, that the House concur in said report.

On motion of Mr. Morton, Resolved, that a committee be appointed on the part of this House, to act jointly with such committee as may be appointed by the Senate, to inform His Excellency the Governor, that the Houses of the General Assembly have gone through all the business before the, and if he has no further communication to make, will be ready to adjourn sine die, at the hour of       o'clock this day. Whereupon, Messrs. Morton, Smith, and Montgomery were appointed said committee.

A message was received from the Senate, by Mr. Lyon, their secretary, informing this House, that they have read a third time and passed, a bill originating in this House, to be entitled, an act to amend the law regulating the proceeding upon the claims of property under execution; which they have amended; in which amendment they desire the concurrence of this House.

Also, that they concur in the amendment made by this House to their amendment to the third section of the act to make appropriations for the year 1822, and disagree to the first amendment made by this House to said bill. Ordered,


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That the House disagree to the amendments made by the Senate to the bill to be entitled, an act to amend the law regulating proceedings upon the claims of property under execution.

A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Lyon, their Secretary, informing this House, that they insist on their amendment to the bill to be entitled an act to amend the law regulating proceedings upon the claims to property under execution.

Also, that they insist on their amendments to the bill to be entitled, an act to make appropriations for the year 1822.

Mr. Bagby from the committee to whom was referred the subject of memorializing Congress on the claims of Samuel Dale, reported. A memorial of the Legislature of the State of Alabama on the subject of the claims of Col. Samuel Dale; which was read a first time: And the rule being sucessively, dispensed with, it was read a second and third time and passed. Ordered, That the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

Ordered, That the House insist on their disagreement to the amendment made by the Senate, to the bill to be entitled an act to amend the laws regulating the proceedings upon the claims to property under execution.

Ordered, That this House adhere to their amendment to the amendment of Senate, to the bill to be entitled an act to make appropriations for the year 1822.

Ordered, That the resolution prohibiting the introduction of new business into this House, after Monday the 3rd instant be suspended.

Mr. Barclay thereupon, introduced a resolution appointing a commissioner to act with other commissioners in fixing the temporary seat of justice for Decatur county; which was read a first time. And the rule being successively dispensed with, it was read a second and third time forthwith, and passed. Ordered, That the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

The House then adjourned till two o'clock.

Evening Session.

A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Lyon their Secretary informing his House that they have receded from their amendments to the bill to be entitled an act to make appropriation for the year 1822.

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be entitled, an act to amend the law regulating proceedings upon the claims to property under execution.

Also, that they have read a third time and passed, a resolution appointing an additional commissioners to fix the temporary seat of justice for the county of Decatur.

Also, that they had read a third time and passed, a memorial to Congress on the subject of the claims of Col. Samuel Dale --- both of which originated in this House.

Also, that they have concurred in the resolution of this House, proposing a committee to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to inform His Excellency, that the two Houses of the General Assembly have gone through all the business before the, and if he has no further communication to make will be ready to adjourn sine die, at the hour of o'clock this day --- and have appointed a committee on their part to consist of Messrs. Chambers, Elliott and Conner.

Ordered, That the House concur in the amendments made by the Senate, to the bill to be entitled an act to repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act to reduce into one the several laws, concerning roads, bridges and highways.

Ordered, That this House recede from their disagreement to the amendments made by the Senate to the bill to be entitled an act to amend the law regulating proceedings upon the claims to property under execution.

Mr. Morton, from the joint committee appointed to wait on the Governor and inform him, that the two Houses of the General Assembly have gone through all the business before them, and if he has no further communication to make will be ready to adjourn sine die, at the hour of        o'clock this day, Reported, That the committee had discharged their duty and received for answer from His Excellency, that he and no further communications of a general nature to make, and that at the hour of 4 o'clock this evening, he would submit to the respective House, such business as had been by them referred to him at the present session.

Ordered, That the House adjourn till to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.