Saturday, Nov. 17.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Fleming from the committee on roads, bridges, ferries, &c. to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Morgan county, Reported, that the prayer of the petitioners ought not to be granted. Ordered, That the House concur in said report.

Mr. Moore from the committee on accounts, to whom was referred the account of John Bell, Reported, that the said account is unreasonable and ought not to be allowed. Ordered, That the House concur in said report.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize Richard Rapier administrator of Claiborne Mays, deceased, to sell a certain


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lot of land therein named --- was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the words "A bill to be entitled," be stricken out. Ordered, That the said bill be sent to the Senate.

The following message was received from His Excellency the Governor, by Mr. Pleasants, Secretary of State.

Executive Department, Cahawba, Nov. 16, 1821. Gentlemen of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives.

I have received the resignation of John Gayle, Esq. solicitor of the first judicial circuit. I have also been apprized of the death of Thomas Heald, Esq. Judge of the County Court of Baldwin county.

These vacancies are required to be filled by the General Assembly.

ISRAEL PICKENS.

Mr. Craig offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the committee on roads, bridges, and ferries, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a state road leading from Florence by Tuskaloosa, to Mobile in this State --- which was adopted.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize John Rose to cut out and open a road from the town of Cahawba to Pine Barren creek, and receive toll for keeping it in repair --- was read a third time, and the blanks being filled it was passed. Ordered, That the words "A bill to be entitled," be stricken out. Ordered, That the same be sent to the Senate.

Message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon their secretary:

Mr. Speaker, I am directed to inform your honourable body, that the Senate have concurred in the joint resolution of the House of Representatives, proposing to appoint a committee on their part to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to take into consideration the expediency of memorializing the congress of the United States upon the subject of the claims of Colonel Samuel Dale, for services performed during the Creek war, and that they have appointed a committee on their part, to consist of Messrs. Elliott, Gause and Conner.

I am also directed to inform the House, that the Senate have concurred in the resolution upon the subject of memorializing the Congress of the United States on the propriety of removing the prohibition imposed on the state of Alabama, at its admission into the Federal Union, and that the Senate have appointed a committee on their part, to consist of Messrs. Elliott, Rose and Chambers.

Mr. Weedon offered the following resolution:


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Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the Governor be and he is hereby required to settle and cause to be paid off, the debt due by this State to the Planters and Merchants Bank of Huntsville, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Which was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Weedon offered the following resolution:

Whereas, doubts may exist in the construction of the 8th section of the act of the General Assembly, passed on the 20th Dec. 1820, entitled an act to organize the militia of this State, whether the power of revising the decisions of courts martial on contested elections appertains to the Governor --- Therefore,

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That such power shall be considered to appertain to the Governor as commander in chief.

On motion of Mr. Perry, Ordered, that said resolution be indefinitely postponed.

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

Mr. Speaker, I am directed to inform your honourable body that the Senate have adopted the following resolution, in which they desire your concurrence:

Resolved by the Senate, that a committee be appointed to act jointly with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives to contract for the printing of --- copies of the Constitution of this State; and that they have appointed a committee on their part, to consist of Messrs. Davis, Hogg, and Rose.

I am also directed to inform your honourable body, that the Senate have concurred in the amendment made by the House of Representatives on the bill to be entitled an act to prevent sheriffs and other officers, levying executions in certain cases.

On motion of Mr. Williams the House agreeable to a previous order, resolved, itself into a committee of the whole House, on the message of the Governor, Mr. Weedon in the chair; and after some time spent in the consideration thereof, the committee rose, and Mr. Weedon obtained leave to report on Monday next.

Mr. Moore laid before the House the Comptroller's annual report. Ordered, that the same be referred to the commit-

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tee of ways and means. Ordered, that 100 copies of the same be printed.

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