Thursday, November 8, 1821.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Edmondson presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Lauderdale, praying to add a part of Lauderdale to Limestone county, which was received; and, on motion, Ordered, that said petition be referred to the committee on county boundaries.

Mr. Vining presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Madison county, praying the passage of a law authorizing the building of a house of worship on college land, which was referred to the committee on schools and colleges, and school and college lands.

Mr. Jones presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Bibb, praying the General Assembly to pass a law to establish the seat of Justice of Bibb in the centre thereof. On motion, Ordered, that said petition be referred to the committee on county boundaries.

Mr. Edmondson presented the petition of J. B. Elliott, praying to have leave to retail spirituous liquors without licence. On motion, Ordered, that said petition be referred to the committee of propositions and grievances.


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Mr. Pickett from the committee on privileges and elections to whom was referred the petition of Wm. Anderson, contesting the election of Nathaniel Norwood from the counties of Marengo and Greene, Report, that they have had the same under consideration, and have received no evidence of say illegality or improper conduct in the management of said election, they are therefore of opinion, that the said Nathaniel Norwood, the sitting member, is entitled to his seat.

Wm. R. Pickett, chairman.

7, November 1821.

On motion of Mr. Morton the House concurred in said report.

Mr. Graham, from the select committee to whom were referred the proceedings in the case of Elizabeth and William Bagby, reported the following bill: A bill to be entitled an Act approving and confirming the decision and decree of the Circuit Court of Conecuh county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, pronounced and entered at September term 1821, divorcing William Bagby from his wife Elizabeth Bagby, which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time on tomorrow.

Ordered, That Messrs. Jones and Graham be added to the committee on county boundaries.

Ordered, That Mr. Craig be added to the Judiciary committee.

Ordered, That Mr. King be added to the Military committee.

Mr. Hardwicke moved the following resolution: Resolved, That at the hour of eleven o'clock this day, the Senate convene in the Representative chamber for the purpose of counting out the votes for Governor. Mr. Williams moved to amend the said resolution by striking out all the words after "Resolved" which was carried. Mr. Williams moved to amend the said resolution by adding after the word "Resolved" the following words: "That the House of Representatives with the concurrence of the Senate will on this day, at the hour of 12 o'clock, proceed to count out the votes for Governor, at which time the Senate are requested to assemble in the Representative chamber," which amendment was adopted. Ordered, That the Senate be acquainted therewith. Whereupon Messrs. King and Williams were appointed to convey said resolution to the Senate. Mr. Williams moved the following resolution: Resolved That the House of Representatives, with the concurrence of the Senate will on this day at the hour of 3 o'clock P.M.


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proceed to elect a Secretary of State, Comptroller and Treasurer at which time the Senate are requested to assemble in the Representative chamber; which was adopted. Ordered, That Messrs King and Williams acquaint the Senate therewith.

Ordered, That Messrs. Crenshaw, Ayers, Williamson and Dabney, be added to the committee on county boundaries.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Brown be added to the Military committee.

Ordered, That Messrs. Elmore and Skinner be added to the committee on Schools and Colleges, and School and College lands.

A bill to be entitled, an Act to divorce Harriet Dillard from her husband Nicholas Dillard, was read a second time; and Ordered, That it be engrossed, and made the order of the day for its third reading tomorrow.

Mr. Morton obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an Act to alter the mode of elections by the people; which was read a first time, and Ordered, to be read a second time tomorrow.

Mr. Masterson obtained leave to bring in the following bill: A bill to be entitled, an Act to establish additional election precincts in Lauderdale county; which was read the first time, and Ordered, to be read a second time tomorrow.

Mr. Masterson obtained leave to introduce the following bill: A bill to be entitled an Act to reduce and regulate the rate of interest; which was read a first time, and Ordered, to be read a second time tomorrow.

Ordered, That Mr. Thompson be added to the committee of Ways and Means.

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 resolution of the House of Representatives, proposing to meet the House of Representatives in the House of Representatives hall at the hour of 12 o'clock, for the purpose of counting the votes for Governor; and at the hour of 3 o'clock, for the purpose of electing a Secretary of State, Comptroller and State Treasurer. On motion of Mr. Williams, Ordered, That the Senate be informed, that the House is now ready to receive them; whereupon, Messrs. Williams and Perry were appointed to inform the Senate thereof. The Senate having convened in the hall of the House of Representa-


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tives, the Speaker proceeded to count out the votes for Governor, which were as follows:

  PICKENS. CHAMBERS.
The County of Limestone, 169 886
Autauga 330 185
Shelby 59 251
Baldwin 98 96
Blount 510 566
Clark 569 42
Washington 245 222
Monroe 931 106
Marengo 713 86
Franklin 329 253
Dallas 454 393
Marion 158 16
Conecuh 569 39
Jackson 392 625
Lauderdale 308 258
Madison 948 1168
Montgomery 531 216
St. Clair 359 165
Lawrence 516 431
Tuskaloosa 716 377
Mobile 89 93
Morgan 408 316
Bibb 215 287
  9616 7129

Whereupon, Mr. Speaker, declared, that Israel Pickens, Esquire, was duly elected Governor and Commander in Chief of the State of Alabama, by a majority of two thousand, four hundred and eighty seven votes.

Mr. Williams moved the following resolution:

Resolved, that a committee be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, together with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on His Excellency Israel Pickens, and inform him that he is duly elected Governor and commander in chief of the State of Alabama. Messrs.Williams and Pickett were appointed to convey said resolution to the Senate.

Ordered, that the House adjourn till half past 2, o'clock.

Evening Session.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

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 resolution of the House of Representatives, proposing to appoint a committee to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on His Excellency Israel Pickens, and inform him that he is duly elected Governor and commander in chief of the State of Alabama, and that


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the Senate have appointed on their part Messrs Chambers, Dennis and Elliott.

On motion of Mr. Greening, Resolved, unanimously, that the thanks of this House be presented to His Excellency the acting Governor, for the ability with which he had discharged the arduous duties of chief magistrate; and that this House duly appreciate the patriotic motives, by which he has been governed in entering upon and continuing in the discharge of the executive duties up to this time.

On motion of Mr. Hardwicke, Resolved, that the Senate be informed, that this House is now ready to receive them, to go into the election of Treasurer, Secretary of State and Comptroller. Messrs Hardwicke and Greening were appointed to convey said resolution to the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Greening, Ordered, that two members be appointed to wait on the acting Governor, and present him with the Resolution conveying the thanks of this House to him.

The Senate having assembled in the Hall of the House of Representatives, both Houses proceeded to the election of a Secretary of State: Jesse Beene, Walter O. Bickley and James J. Pleasants being in nomination. Those who voted for Mr. Beene, are

Messrs. Dennis, Elliott, Gause, Rose, Trotter, [of the Senate.] Bagby, Beene, Dabney, Elmore, Fitzpatrick, Graham, Jones, Pickett, Perry, Skinner, Williamson, Kennedy --- 17.

Those who voted for Mr. Bickley, are Messrs. President, Casey, Chambers, Hogg & Wingate [of the Senate.] Mr. Speaker, Crenshaw, Dale, Duckworth, Greening, Magoflin, Norwood, Tagert, Thompson --- 14.

Those who voted for Mr. Pleasants are Messrs Conner, Davis, Devereux, Garth, Hanby, Lucas, Lanier, McVay [of the Senate.] Allen, Anderson, Armstrong, Ayers, Barclay, Brown, Carr, Clay, Craig, Davis, Edmondson, Fleming, Hardwicke, Holderness, Hopkins, King, Leake, Montgomery, Murrell, Masterson, Miller, Moore, Morton, Martin, McHenry, Powell, Philpott, Parham, Smith, Vining, Weedon, Williams --- 40.

Whereupon, Mr. Speaker declared Mr. Pleasants duly elected.

Both Houses then proceeded to the election of a Treasurer John C. Perry, Pascal Harrison and Willis Roberts, being in nomination, the votes were as follows: Those who voted for Mr. Perry, are

Messrs. Conner, Davis, Garth, Lanier, McVay, Trotter [of the Senate.] Allen, Anderson, Armstrong, Ayers, Barclay, Brown, Clay, Davis, Edmondson, Fleming, Holderness, Hopkins, King, Magoflin, Murrell, Miller, Moore, Morton, Martin, McHenry, Powell, Perry, Skinner, Smith, Tagert Vining --- 32.

Those who voted for Mr. Harrison, are Mr. President, Chambers, Elliott, Gause, Hanby, Lucas, Rose, Wingate [of the Senate.] Mr. Speaker, Bagby, Beene, Carr, Crenshaw, Dabney, Dale, Duckworth, Fitzpatrick, Greening, Hardwicke, Jones, Kennedy, Montgomery, Philpott, Parham, Thompson, Weedon, Williams, Williamson --- 28.


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Those who voted for Mr. Roberts, are Messrs. Casey, Devereux, Dennis, Hanby [of the Senate.] Craig, Elmore, Graham, Leake, Masterson, Norwood, Pickett --- 11.

There not being a constitutional majority for any one candidate, the Speaker declared there was no election.

Mr. Roberts having been withdrawn, the two houses again proceeded to the election when the votes stood thus:

Those who voted for Mr. Perry, are Messrs. Conner, Davis, Garth, Lanier, McVay, Trotter [of the Senate.] Allen, Anderson, Armstrong, Ayers, Barclay, Brown, Clay, Craig, Davis, Edmondson, Fleming, Holderness, Hopkins, King, Leake, Magoflin, Murrell, Masterson, Miller, Moore, Morton, Martin, McHenry, Powell, Perry, Skinner, Smith, Tagert, Vining, Williams --- 36.

Those who voted for Mr. Harrison, are Mr. President, Casey, Chambers, Devereux, Dennis, Elliott, Gause, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Rose, Wingate, [of the Senate.] Mr. Speaker , Bagby, Beene, Carr, Crenshaw, Dabney, Dale, Duckworth, Elmore, Fitzpatrick, Greening, Graham, Hardwicke, Jones, Kennedy, Montgomery, Norwood , Pickett, Philpott, Parham, Thompson, Weedon, Williamson --- 35.

Mr. Perry having a constitutional majority he was declared by the Speaker duly elected Treasurer of the state of Alabama.

The two houses then proceeded to the election of a comptroller of public accounts, Samuel Pickens being the only person in nomination, and every member voting for him, he was declared by the Speaker unanimously elected comptroller of public accounts.

Ordered that the House adjourn, till to morrow morning 10 o'clock.