Thursday, November 22.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Greening presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Butler county, praying the establishment of a road therein named --- which was received and referred to the committee on roads, bridges and ferries.

Mr. Craig from the committee on schools and colleges,


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and school and college lands, to whom was referred so much of the Governor's message as relates to seminary lands and the establishment of a State University. Reported, a bill to be entitled an act supplementary to an act to establish a State University --- which was read a first time. Ordered, that the same be made the order of the day for its second reading on Monday next, and that seventy-five copies he printed.

Mr. Weedon from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition of Thomas Philips, reported a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Thomas Philips --- which was read a first time.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong, Ordered, that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed. The yeas and nays thereon being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative are,

Mr. Speaker, Anderson, Armstrong, Ayers, Bagby, Barclay, Beene, Brown, Clay, Dale, Duckworth, Edmondson, Evans, Elmore, Greening, Graham, Hardwicke, Jones, Murrell, Masterson, McHenry, Powell, Perry, Parham, Smith, Tagert, Williamson --- 27.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Allen, Carr, Crenshaw, Craig, Davis, Fitzpatrick, Fleming, Holderness, Hopkins, Kennedy, King, Leake, Montgomery, Magoflin, Muller, Moore, Morton, Martin, Norwood, Philpott, Skinner, Thompson, Vining, Weedon, Williams --- 25.

Message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon their secretary, informing the House that they had passed a joint resolution to instruct the Senators and Representatives of this State, in Congress, to use their exertions to cause the attention of Congress to be directed towards the practicability of connecting the waters of the Holston and Tennessee rivers with the waters of the Mobile river: that they have also read a third time, and passed, A bill to be entitled, an act to repeal part of an act therein named; also, an act to authorize William G. Parish, David Johnston, Otis Dyer, Benjamin Clements, and their associates, to erect a toll ridge over the Black Warrior river at the falls of the town of Tuskaloosa, which they have amended, both of which originated in this House; and in all of which they desire the concurrence of this House.

Mr. Morton from the committee to whom was referred the drafting the bill to apportion the representation in both branches of the General Assembly, Reported, A bill to be entitled an act to apportion the Representatives among the several counties in this State, and to divide the same into senatorial districts according to the late census --- which was


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read a first time, and Ordered, for a second reading on Monday next. Ordered, That seventy-five copies of said bill be printed for the use of this House.

Mr. Anderson from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition of Eugenio Campbell, reported A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Eugenio Campbell, tax collector of Lawrence county --- which was read a first time, and Ordered for a second reading tomorrow.

Mr. Vining obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to amend the laws now in force in this State for the punishment of the crime of horse stealing --- which was read a first time, and Ordered for a second reading tomorrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to provide for digesting the laws of the State of Alabama --- was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the title be as aforesaid.

Ordered, That the same be sent to the Senate.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon, their secretary, informing this House, that they have read a third time and passed a bill to be entitled, An act for the relief of Josiah D. Lister, Esq. sheriff of Washington County; which originated in this House.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole House, Mr. Martin in the chair, on the bill to be entitled an act to repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act to regulate the proceedings in the courts of law and equity in this State, passed the 14th day of June last; and after some time spent therein, the committee rose and Mr. Martin reported the bill as amended. Mr. Williams moved that the House concur in the amendment made by the committee, in striking out the first section of said bill, which was carried; the yeas and nays on the concurrence being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. Speaker , Allen, Armstrong, Bagby, Barclay, Carr, Clay, Crenshaw, Dale, Davis, Evans, Fitzpatrick, Fleming, Greening, Graham, Holderness, Montgomery, Morton, Martin, McHenry, Norwood, Powell, Philpott, Perry, Parham, Smith, Williams --- 27.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Anderson, Ayers, Beene, Brown, Craig, Duckworth, Edmondson, Elmore, Hardwicke, Hopkins, Jones, Kennedy, King, Leake, Magoflin, Murrell, Masterson, Miller, Moore, Pickett, Tagert, Thompson, Vining, Weedon, Williamson --- 25.

Ordered that the House concur in the second amendment made by the committee to said bill. Ordered, that said report lie on the table.

Mr. Williamson offered the following resolution:


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Resolved, That a list of the enumeration of the several counties as returned, be printed, and annexed to the bill to be entitled an act to apportion the Representatives among the several counties of this State, and to divide the State into Senatorial districts, according to the late census --- which was adopted.

Ordered, that the House adjourn till to morrow morning ten o'clock.