Saturday, November 10, 1821.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Graham presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Dallas, praying that no alteration may be made in the boundaries of said county, which was received; and on motion, Ordered, to be referred to the committee on county boundaries.

Message from the Senate, by Mr. Lyon, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker, I am instructed to inform your honourable body, that the Senate have passed the following resolution: Resolved, That a committee be appointed to act with such committee a may be appointed by the House of Representatives, to examine and report the situation of the public arms. Ordered, That the House agree to said resolution. Whereupon, Messrs. Armstrong and Elmore were appointed said committee.

Mr. Edmondson presented the account of Th. H. May, jailer of Limestone county, which was received and Ordered, To be referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Pickett from the committee of privileges and elections to whom were referred the credentials of the members of this House, reported, that the committee to whom were referred the credentials of the members of the House of Representatives, have performed the duty assigned to them, and beg leave to report, that the following members were duly elected.

From the county of Blount --- Moses Ayers, Washington Allen and John Brown.

From the county of Baldwin --- Elijah Montgomery.

From the county of Shelby --- Benjamin Davis and Thomas McHenry.

From the county of Autauga --- John A. Elmore and William R. Pickett.


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From the county of Limestone --- Quin Morton, Benjamin Murrell and William Edmondson.

From the county of Washington --- James Tagert and James Thompson.

From the county of Bibb --- Jonathan Jones.

From the county of Mobile --- Francis W. Armstrong.

From the county of Tuskaloosa --- Marmaduke Williams, Levin Powell and Sion L. Perry.

From the county of Lawrence --- Matthew Clay and Hugh A . Anderson.

From the county of St. Clair ---James Hardwicke.

From the county of Montgomery --- Joseph Fitzpatrick, George Dabney and Peter Williamson.

From the county of Lauderdale --- John Craig and G. Masterson.

From the county of Jackson --- Booker Smith, G. W. Hopkins and William Barclay.

From the county of Conecuh --- Eldridge S. Greening and John E. Graham.

From the county of Marion --- Lemuel Beene.

From the county of Dallas --- Walter Crenshaw and Randal Duckworth.

From the county of Franklin --- William W. Parham and Theophilus Skinner.

From the county of Marengo --- N. Norwood.

From the county of Monroe --- Thomas Evans, James Dellet, Samuel Dale, John Carr and A. P. Bagby.

From the county of Morgan --- McKenny Holderness and Horatio Philpott.

From the county of Madison --- Thomas Miller, John M. Leake, John Martin, William Fleming, David Moore, John Vining and Henry King.

Your committee beg leave further to report, that Fredrick Weedon, who has taken his seat, from the county of Madison, has stated to your committee that he neglected to procure his credentials from the Sheriff of his county, under the impression, that that Officer has forwarded on a return of his election to the Secretary of State; that since his arrival, he has been informed, that no such return has been received by the latter officer: Your committee has received the certificate of James J. Pleasants esq. Secretary of State, who was one of the clerks of the election for said county of Madison, stating that said Frederick Weedon was duly elected: We therefore are of opinion, that said Frederick Weedon is entitled to as seat in this House.

Wm. R. Pickett, chairman.


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Ordered, That this House do concur in said report.

Mr. Fitzpatrick from the committee of propositions and grievances to whom was referred the petition of William Hainey, presented the following report: The committee of propositions and grievances, to whom was referred the petition of William Hainey praying an Act to be passed for him to keep a billiard table without paying taxes, has had the same under consideration and beg leave to report the prayer of the petitioner unreasonable, and ought not to be granted.

Joseph Fitzpatrick, chairman.

Mr. Weedon moved, that the House disagree to said report; which was lost. Ordered, that the House concur in said report.

Mr. Moore from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of Maria Evans, reported the following bill:

A bill to be entitled, an Act emancipating a certain negro man slave, named Richard Evans, which was read a first time; and, Ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

Mr. Fitzpatrick from the committee of propositions and grievances to whom was referred the petition of J. D. Lister, reported the following bill: A bill to be entitled, an act for the relief of Josiah D. Lister, Sheriff of Washington county; which was read a first time; and, Ordered, to be read a second time on Monday next.

Mr. Clay from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of the administrators of Thomas Tolbert deceased, reported the following bill: A Bill to be entitled, an Act to authorize the administrator and administratrix of Thomas Tolbert, deceased to sell certain real estate, which was read a first time, and Ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

Mr. Graham from the select committee to whom were referred the proceedings in the case of William and Elizabeth Bagby, and also the case of Nancy and Jesse Clift, reported the following bill: A bill to be entitled an Act divorcing certain persons therein named; which was read a second time; and Ordered to be engrossed, and made the order of the day for its third reading on Monday next.

Mr. Moore offered the following resolution :Ordered, that the Speaker assign seats within the bar of this House, to His Excellency the Governor of this State, the late acting Governor, and the Judges of the Supreme Court. Mr. Crenshaw moved to amend the said resolution by striking out the words "Judges of the Supreme Court," which was lost. The resolution was then lost.


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Mr. Crenshaw offered the following resolution: Resolved, That William B. Allen, the present State Printer, be re-appointed to that office for the term of one year, commencing from the expiration of his present term of office. Ordered, That the said resolution lie on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House the proceedings in a case of divorce between Polydore Naylor, and Elizabeth Naylor. Ordered, That said proceedings be referred to the committee of divorce and alimony.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the administrators of the late Benjamin C. Benham, deceased, to sell a tract of land therein named, was read a second time; and, on motion, Ordered, to be engrossed, and made the order of the day for Monday next.

Ordered, That Mr. Williams be added to the committee of propositions and grievances.

The House took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to establish additional election precincts in Lauderdale county: Ordered, to be referred to a select committee; whereupon, Messrs. Craig, Greening and McHenry were appointed said committee.

Mr. Williamson offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a uniform mode, by which executors and administrators may dispose of real estate, under the direction of the Judge of the Circuit Court; which was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Williams, the House agreeably to a previous order, resolved itself into a committee of the whole House, on the communication of His Excellency the acting Governor; and after sometime spent in the consideration thereof, the committee rose, and Mr. Williams obtained leave to report on Monday next.

Mr. Winn, the assistant clerk to this House, resigned his place, which was accepted by the House. Ordered, That the House proceed to the election of an assistant, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. Winn. The House then proceeded to the election of an assistant clerk, when Mr. Speaker, pronounced Matthew Gayle duly elected.

Ordered, That the House adjourn till Monday morning 10 o'clock.