Monday, Nov. 12.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Moore presented the petition of sundry inhabitants


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of Madison, praying the establishment of a separate court of chancery, which was received; and, on motion, Ordered, to be referred to the judiciary committee.

Mr. Fitzpatrick from the committee of propositions and grievances, to whom was referred the petition of John A. Elliott, Reported That the prayer of the petitioner is unreasonable, and ought not to be granted. Ordered, That the House concur in said report.

Mr. Perry from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition of the administrators of Robert Morrow, deceased, reported the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act authorizing the administrators of the estate of Robert Morrow, deceased, to sell certain real estate therein named, which was read a first time; and, on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to morrow.

Mr. Williams from the committee of the whole to whom was referred the message of His Excellency the acting Governor, reported the following resolution:

Resolved, That so much of the said message as relates to the assessment, and collecting of taxes --- the revenue of the State --- and depreciation of the circulating medium --- and Comptrollers warrants, be committed to the committee of ways and means.

Resolved, That so much of the said message as relates to the charter of the State Bank, be referred to a select committee: Messrs. Armstrong, Moore and Crenshaw were appointed said committee.

Resolved, That so much of the said message as relates to memorializing Congress for the relief of purchasers of public land, be referred to a joint committee of both houses of the General Assembly.

Resolved, That so much of said message as relates to the establishment of a separate court of chancery, be referred to the judiciary committee.

Resolved, That so much of the said message as relates to college lands, and the establishment of a State University be referred to the committee on schools and colleges, and school and college lands.

Resolved, That so much of the said message as relates to extending relief to the purchasers of lots in the town of Cahawba, be referred to the committee of propositions and grievances.

Resolved, That so much of the said message as relates to the Chickasaw Indians, be referred to the committee of propositions and grievances.

Resolved, That so much of the said message as relates to


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the unsettled accounts between this State and the State of Mississippi, be referred to the committee of accounts.

Resolved, That so much of the said message as relates to the resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, on the subject of certain proceedings of the Bank of the United States; be referred to a select committee. --- Messrs. Greening, Craig and King, were appointed said committee.

Resolved, That so much of the said message as relates to sundry resolutions from the General Assembly of Maryland and New Hampshire, be referred to a select committee. --- Messrs. Bagby, Fleming and Smith were appointed said committee. Ordered, That the House concur in said report.

Mr. Parham from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition of William Crawford and others, reported the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act to authorize William Crawford and company, of Franklin county, to build a mill and other water works on the Tennessee river; which was read a first time; and, on motion, Ordered, That the same be read a second time tomorrow.

Mr. Williams from the committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Tuskaloosa, reported the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act to authorize William G. Parish, David Johnson, Otis Dyer, Benjamin Clements and their associates, to erect a toll bridge across the Black Warrior river at the falls of the town of Tuskaloosa; which was read a first time; and Ordered, That the same be read a second time tomorrow.

Mr. Smith obtained leave to introduce the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act giving jurisdiction to certain counties therein named, ever that part of the Cherokee lands lying within the limits of the State of Alabama; which was read a first time, and Ordered, That the same be read a second time tomorrow.

Mr. Craig from the committee to whom was referred the subject of drafting rules of decorum for this House, reported sundry rules. Ordered, That the said report lie on the table.

The following bill was received from the Senate: An act to appoint commissioners to ascertain, correctly, the boundary line between the counties of Jefferson and Blount, which was read a first time; and, on motion, Ordered, That the same be read a second time tomorrow.

Mr. Weedon obtained leave to introduce the following


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bill: A bill to be entitled an act to repeal part of an act therein named, which was read a first time, and Ordered, That the same be read a second time tomorrow.

Mr. Crenshaw obtained leave to introduce the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act to regulate the mode of taking appeals to the Supreme Court; which was read a first time, and Ordered, That the same be read a second time on Wednesday next. Ordered, That the same be printed.

Mr. Weedon obtained leave to introduce the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the issuing of treasury notes; which was read a first time, and Ordered, That the same be read a second time on Thursday next.

Mr. Norwood obtained leave to introduce the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act to alter and amend the act entitled an act to organize the militia of the State of Alabama --- read a first time, and Ordered, That the same be read a second time tomorrow.

The Speaker laid before the House the proceedings of the Circuit Court of Dallas, in the case of J. B. Lorez and Jane Lorez for divorce. Ordered, That the same be laid before the committee of divorce and alimony.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the administrators of Benjamin C. Benham, deceased, of Limestone county, to sell a tract of land therein designated, and for other purposes, was read a third time. Mr. Weedon moved the following amendment, by way of rider.

And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the administrators of William A. Rogers, late of Madison county, to sell at public sale, all or so much of the estate, that the said Rogers died seized and possessed of, which he purchased of Samuel Dixon, on a credit corresponding with the payments yet due to said Dixon for said purchase, giving at least thirty days notice in the Alabama Republican; which amendment was read three several times and adopted. The question then being put, shall this bill pass? It was decided in the affirmative. Ordered, That the title of said bill be changed from that of "a bill" to that of "an act." Ordered, That the same be sent to the Senate.

The House took into consideration a bill to be entitled an act, divorcing certain persons therein named. Ordered, That the same lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the administrator and administratrix of Thomas Tolbert, deceased, to sell and convey certain real estate; which was read a second time,


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and on motion, Ordered, That the same be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading tomorrow.

The House took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to provide effectually for the payment of Specie, by the several banks in this State, and to prevent the emission and circulation of change bills, and the notes of unchartered banks. On motion of Mr. Powell, Ordered, That the same be referred to the committee of ways and means.

A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Josiah D. Lister, Esquire, sheriff of Washington county, was read a second time; and, on motion of Mr. Crenshaw, Ordered, to be recommitted to the committee of propositions and grievances.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize Maria Evans to emancipate a certain slave named Richard Evans, was read a second time; and, Ordered, That the same be engrossed for its third reading to-morrow.

Ordered, That Messrs. Greening and Morton be added to the committee on schools and colleges and school and college lands.

Ordered, That Messrs. Evans, Magoflin and Smith, be added to the committee of ways and means.

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