TUESDAY, June 12, 1821.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of Mobile, ordered, that a committee be appointed on the part of this House, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the senate, to draft a memorial, praying Congress to change the manner of holding the district courts of the United States, in this state, so as to place citizens on an equal footing with the citizens of other states in the operations of said Courts: And that the said committee also take into consideration the propriety of memorializing Congress on the necessity of continuing the erection of fortifications on Dauphin Island. And Messrs. Armstrong of Mobile, Murphy, and Chambers were appointed said committee.

Mr. Moore of Madison from the committee to whom was referred the bill to be entitled an act, to alter and amend an act to reduce into one, the several acts concerning strays, reported the same without amendment.

On motion of Mr. McKinley, the said bill was indefinitely postponed. The yeas and nays being required on said motion those, who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, Col. J. Brown, Chambers, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Coleman, Dale, Doxy, Davis, Edmundson, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Isbell, Jackson, McKinley, Murrell, Moore of Marion, Perry, Skinner, Sargent, Smoot, Tagert- 28.

Those who voted in the negative, are, Mr. Speaker, John Brown, Chapman, Cleaveland, Coats, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Leake, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Morton, McMeans, McVay, Perkins, Rather, Shackleford, Vining, Walker, Weedon- 18.

Mr. Chambers obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act providing for Representation of Jackson county, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. McVay obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to alter and amend the laws regulating the admission and practice of counsellors and attorneys at law, which was read the first time; and, the rule being dispensed with, it was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A message from the senate, by Mr. Farmer:

Mr. Speaker- I am instructed to inform you, that the senate have passed a bill to be entitled an act to repeal the second section of an act passed the 20th Dec. 1820, to establish certain election precincts therein named, and for other purposes, which originated in the House of Representatives.


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Mr. Chambers obtained leave to introduce a Resolution allowing John M. Taylor three years to discharge a debt due the state by him, which was read a first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. Cleveland obtained leave to introduce a resolution authorizing the Treasurer of Montgomery county, to retain certain monies in his office, until otherwise directed by law, which was read a first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Moore of Madison, the House took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to provide for assessing and collecting of taxes, and for taking the census of the state, passed at the second session of the General Assembly, on the 22d day of Dec. 1820, the same being on its third reading.

Mr. McKinley moved to amend the said bill by way of rider, by adding sundry sections thereto, which were adopted. Mr. Moore of Madison, also moved an amendment by way of rider, which was adopted.

Mr. Rather also moved an amendment by way of Rider, which was passed.

Mr. Perry also moved an amendment by way of rider, which was passed.

Mr. Moore of Madison, moved to fill the first blank in the 4th section with the word "two" which was decided in the negative.

The yeas and nays being called for. Those who voted in the affirmative, are Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, John Brown, Cleaveland, Dale, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Leake, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Perry, Perkins, Smoot, Tagert- 17.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Benson, Bailey, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Draughon, Doxey, Davis, Edmondson, Hill, Holderness, Isbell, Jackson, Morton, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Marion, McVay, Rather, Sargent, Vining, Walker, Weedon- 27.

Mr. Abercrombie moved to fill the said blank with "one seventy" five, which was decided in the negative. The yeas and nays being called for.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, John Brown, Cleveland, Dale, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Holderness, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Perry, Perkins, Smoot, Tagert- 17.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Benson, Bailey, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Draughon, Doxey, Davis, Edmundson, Hill, Isbell, Jackson, Morton, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Marion, McVay, Rather, Sargent, Vining, Walker, Weedon- 26.

Mr. Chambers moved to fill the said blank with "one fifty" which was decided in the affirmative.

The yeas and nays being called for, Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Benson, Bailey, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Cleveland , Clay, Creagh,


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Draughon, Dale, Doxey, Davis, Edmundson, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Holderness, Isbell, Jackson, Moore of Madison, Murphy, McMeans, Perry, Perkins, Sargent, Smoot, Tagert, Vining, Walker, Weedon- 35.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs Cook, Coats, Coleman, Morton, Murrell, Moore of Marion, McVay, Rather- 8.

Mr. Weedon moved to fill the blank in the 5th section, with "three" which was carried.

Mr. Moore of Madison, moved to fill the blank in the 6th section with "five" which was carried.

Mr. Moore of Madison, moved to fill the last blank with "three" which was carried.

On motion of Mr. Murphy, ordered, that the said bill lie on the table.

The bill to be entitled an act to apportion the Representatives among the several counties of this state, according to the returns of the late census, was read a third time and passed.

Ordered, that the said bill as amended, be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

The House adjourned until 3 o'clock this evening.

Evening Session.

The bill entitled an act to authorise executors, administrators and guardians, to relinquish lands under the act of Congress, passed March, 1821, was read a third time.

Mr. Clay moved an amendment by way of rider, authorizing the county court of Laurence to assess a tax on the inhabitants of Laurence county, for the purpose of building a court house in said county, which was carried. Said bill was then passed.

Ordered, that the word "bill to be entitled" be stricken out, and the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

The bill to be entitled an act for the relief of John M. Flinn, was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

The House resumed the consideration of the bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to provide for assessing and collecting of taxes and taking the census of this state, passed at the second session of the General Assembly, on the 22d day of December 1820, and the blanks being filled, the bill was then passed.

Ordered, that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Mr. Chapman from the committee of enrolled bills reported that said committee had examined bills of the following titles, to wit:

An act to authorise Malcolm Gilchrist of Laurence county to build a mill and other water works on the Muscle Shoals.

And an act to repeal the second section of an act, passed 20th December 1820, to establish certain election precincts therein named, and for other purposes, which said bills the said committee find correctly enrolled.

On motion of Mr. Morton the house took up the resolution to extend relief to William Terry for certain services rendered the state


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of Alabama, as engineer which was read the second time, amended and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

The bill to be entitled an act providing a fund to defray the expences of the Cahawba bridge, was read.

On motion of Mr. Walker, ordered, that the same be indefinitely postponed.

Mr. Chapman from the committee on enrolled bills, reported, that the committee had examined bills of the following titles, to wit:

An act amendatory of certain acts, and establish certain election precincts therein mentioned.

And an act to authorizing licenced ministers of the Gospel to solemnize the rites of matrimony, which said bills the committee found correctly enrolled.

On motion of Mr. Moore, of Madison, the house took up the bill from the senate, entitled an act to reduce the expences of the General Assembly, which was read the first time.

Mr. Shackleford moved that said bill be indefinitely postponed, which was decided in the negative, ayes 12, nays 35.

The ayes and nays being called for. Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Coats, Dale, Isbell, Morton, Perkins, Shackleford, Smoot- 12.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Speaker, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Chambers, Chapman, Cleveland, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Coleman, Draughon, Doxy, Davis, Edmondson, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Hill, Holderness, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Marion, McVay, Perry, Rather, Sargent, Tagert, Vining, Walker, Weedon- 35.

So the said bill was not postponed. Ordered that the same be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. John Brown obtained leave of the House to enter on the Journal the reasons for his vote, on the amendment to the bill from the senate, entitled an act to apportion the representatives among the several counties of this state according to the returns of the late census which are as follows:

I have heretofore voted for the apportionment of both branches of the General Assembly; the opinions which influenced me on this subject although entertained with less confidence are not entirely changed, and in giving my vote on this occasion, I have been influenced by the consideration, that the senate will not permit the apportionment of that body, and the consideration that it is nevertheless the duty of the house of representatives to apportion their own body; being fully satisfied that further attempts to effect a change in the senate, will only produce a protracted session, and consequently unnecessary expence to the state.

Message from the senate by Mr. Dick,

Mr. President The senate disagree to the amendments made by your honorable body, to the bill, entitled an act to apportion the representatives among the several counties of this state, according to


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the returns of the late census, by adding two sections.--- They concur with the other amendments made to the bill. And then he withdrew.

Another message from the senate by Mr. Dick:

Mr. Speaker--- I am instructed by the senate to inform your honorable body that the Senate have passed the bill entitled an act concerning the Cahawba bridge, and the bill, 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, to which latter bill they have made amendments, to which they respectfully ask the concurrence of this honorable body, and then he withdrew.

The House took into consideration the amendments made by the senate to the bill entitled an act supplementary to an act entitled an act to organize the militia of this state, passed at Cahawba, December 20, 1820.

On motion of Mr. Shackleford, the House disagreed to the amendment of the senate in striking out the third section of the said bill, and in inserting one in lieu thereof. On motion of Mr. Perkins, the amendment was amended by striking out the word "thirty third" in the seventh section, so as to read "thirty fifth." On motion the House disagreed to the 9th section added to the bill by the senate. Ordered, that the senate be informed of the parts of their amendments to which this house has disagreed.

The House took into consideration the disagreement of the senate, to the amendment to the bill entitled an act to apportion the representatives among the several counties of this state, according to the returns of the late census. On motion of Mr. Murphy, ordered that this House insist on their amendments to the said bill, and that Messrs McKinley, Armstrong of Mobile, Cleveland, Perkins and Cook, be a committee of Conference to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the senate, on the disagreement of the two houses to the said bill.

The House concurred in the amendment made by the senate, to a bill entitled an act concerning executions and for other purposes.

Ordered, that the senate be acquainted therewith.

The bill from the senate, entitled an act to change the name of the town of Ococoposo and for other purposes, was read the first time, and ordered for a second reading on to-morrow.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments made by the senate to the bill 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 and agreed to all the amendments, made thereto, except, to the one requiring the Judges of the county court to give bond and security in $20,000 for the faithful performance of their duty, to which amendment the House disagreed. Ayes 11, nays 35.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Benson, Chapman, Creagh, Hill, McKinley, Moore of Marion, Perry, Sargent Tagert 11.

Those who voted in the negative, are,


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Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Chambers, Cleveland, Clay, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Draughon, Dale, Doxey, Davis, Edmondson, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Holderness, Isbell, Leake, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Murrell, McMeans, McVay, Rather, Skinner, Shackleford, Smoot, Vining, Walker, Weedon- 35.

The house having disagreed to the said amendments, Ordered, that the senate be acquainted therewith.

And then the house adjourned to 8 o'clock to morrow.