WEDNESDAY, June 13.

Mr. Morton from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Limestone, reported a bill to be entitled an act to repeal part of an act therein named, which was read first time and Ordered, for a second reading on to-morrow. Ordered, that Mr. Isbell have leave of absence from this house after to-day

Mr. Armstrong of Mobile moved to reconsider the vote of this House on the disagreement to the amendment made by the senate in the second section of 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" requiring judges of the county court to give bond in the sum of $20,000 which was carried.

Mr. Armstrong moved to amend the said section by striking out the word "twenty," which was carried.

Mr. Armstrong moved to amend the said bill by inserting in the blank occasioned by the striking out "twenty" the word "five" which was carried.

Message from the senate by Mr. Dick:

Mr. Speaker, The senate have appointed on their part Messrs. Elliott, Casey, and Rose, a committee to confer with the committee on the part of your honorable body, on the differences existing between both branches relative to the bill entitled an act to apportion representatives among the several counties of this state, according to the returns of the late census.

On motion of Mr. Cleveland, the house took up the resolution relating to the county of Montgomery, which was read a third time, and passed.

Ordered that the words, "a bill to be entitled" be stricken out and that the said bill be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Weedon the house took up the bill from the senate to be entitled an act amendatory of certain laws now in force for the relief of insolvent debtors which was read a second time.

On motion of Messrs. Moore of Madison, Perry and McKinley severally, the said bill was amended. It was then read a third time and passed. Message from the senate by Mr. Williams.

Mr. Speaker--- The senate have passed the bill entitled an act authorizing executors, administrators, and guardians to relinquish lands under the act of Congress, passed March 2d , 1821, and for other purposes, which originated in your honorable body.

They have also passed a bill entitled an act providing for the payment of costs in certain cases, in which they respectfully desire your concurrence.


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The House took up the bill from the senate to be entitled an act providing for the payment of costs in certain cases, which was read a first time and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. McVay, the House took up the bill from the senate entitled an act to reduce the expences of the General Assembly.

Mr. Morton, moved that the said bill lie on the table which was lost.

The ayes and nays being called for. Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Bigham, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col J. Brown, Cleveland, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Dale, Hill, Isbell, Jackson, Morton, McMeans, Perkins, Rather, Shackleford, Sargent, Smoot- 21.

Those who voted in the negative, are Mr. Speaker, Armstrong of Conecuh, Benson, Bailey, Chambers, Chapman, Clay Creagh, Draughon, Doxey, Davis, Edmundson, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Holderness, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Murrel, Moore of Marion, McVay, Perry, Skinner, Tagert, Vining, Weedon- 27.

Mr. Morton moved to insert the word "only" in the second section, so as to read "present General Assembly only" which was lost.

The ayes and nays being called for. Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Abercrombie, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chapman, Cleaveland, Coats, Draughon, Dale, Doxey, Edmundson, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Murphy, Morton, Murrell, McMeans, Smoot- 17.

Those who voted in the negative, are Mr. Speaker, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Chambers, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Coleman, Davis, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Hill, Holderness, Isbell, Jackson, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Moore of Marion, McVay, Perry, Perkins, Rather, Skinner, Shackleford, Sargent, Tagert, Vining, Walker, Weedon- 32.

Mr. McKinley moved to strike out these words in the 2d section of the bill, to wit: "This act shall embrace the present session of the General Assembly," only which was carried, ayes 28, nays 19.

The yeas and nays being called for, Those who voted in the affirmative, are, Messrs. Speaker, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Col. Jno. Brown, Chambers, Clay, Cook, Coleman, Dale, Davis, Edmondson, Holderness, Isbell, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Moore of Marion, Perry, Rather, Skinner, Shackleford, Sargent, Vining, Walker, Weedon- 28.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs Abercrombie, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Chapman, Cleveland, Creagh, Coats, Draughon, Doxey, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Jackson, Murphy, Morton, Murrell, McMeans, Perkins, Smoot, Tagert- 19.

Mr. Perkins moved to strike out the word "three" the per diem allowed to each member of the General Assembly; which was carried, ayes 30, nays 19.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. Jno Brown, Chambers, Cleveland, Creagh, Cook, Coats, Draughon, Dale, Doxey, Davis, Edmondson, Hill, Isbell, Jackson, Murphy, Morton, Moore of Marion, Perkins, Skinner, Sargent, Smoot, Tagert, Vining- 30.

Those who voted in the negative, are, Messrs. Benson, Bailey, Chapman, Clay, Coleman, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Holderness, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Marion, Murrell, McMeans, McVay, Perry, Rather, Shackleford, Walker, Weedon- 19.

Mr. Perkins then moved to fill the blank, with the word "four" which was carried, yeas 27, nays 22.


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The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Creagh, Cleveland, Cook, Coats, Draughon, Dale, Doxey, Edmondson, Hill, Isbell, Jackson, Murphy, Morton Moore of Marion, Perkins, Skinner, Sargent, Smoot, Tagert, Vining- 27.

Those who voted in the negative, are, Mr. Speaker, Benson, Bailey, Chambers, Chapman, Clay, Coleman, Davis, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Holderness, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Murrell, McMeans, McVay, Perry, Rather, Shackleford, Walker, Weedon- 22.

Mr. Moore of Madison, moved the adoption of the following amendment to the end of the first section of the said bill, to wit: "provided the members of the present session of the Legislature shall receive _____dollars per day for every days attendance on the Legislature, and _____dollars for every twenty miles in travelling to & from the seat of government the most usual and common road, & no more." Which was decided in the negative, yeas 13, nays 36.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mr. Benson, Chapman, Coats, Draughon, Davis, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Morton, Murrell, McMeans, Weedon- 13.

Those who voted in the negative, are Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Cleveland, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Coleman, Dale, Doxey, Edmondson, Hill, Holderness, Isbell, Jackson, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Marion, McVay, Perry, Perkins, Rather, Skinner, Shackleford, Sargent, Smoot, Tagert, Vining, Walker- 36.

So the amendment was not adopted.

Mr. Abercrombie moved to strike out the word "five" in that part of the bill allowing the per diem compensation to the President of the senate and Speaker of the house of representatives, which was carried. Yeas 30, Nays 19.

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

Messrs. Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Benson, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Cleveland, Creagh, Cook, Coats, Dale, Draughon, Doxey, Edmundson, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Hill, Isbell, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Morton, McMeans, Moore of Marion, Perry, Sargent, Smoot, Tagert, Vining- 30.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Speaker, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Baily, Clay, Coleman, Davis, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Holderness, Jackson, Murphy, Murrell, McVay, Perkins, Rather, Skinner, Shackleford, Walker, Weedon, 19.

And the house adjourned until 3 o'clock.

Evening Session.

On motion of Mr. McMeans the house took up the bill to be entitled an act to repeal part of an act entitled an act, to vest certain lots in the Intendant and council of the town of Cahawba, and for other purposes, which was read a third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid, and that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence

The bill to be entitled an act to fix the permanent seat of justice in the county of St. Clair, was read a third time.

On motion of Mr. Coleman the same was amended by way of rider. The bill was then passed.


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

The house resumed the consideration of the bill to reduce the expences of the General Assembly, the blank occasioned by striking out "five" in that first section, allowing the per diem compensation to the President of the senate and the Speaker of the house of representatives, being under consideration.

On the motion to fill the said blank with "six," it was decided in the affirmative. Yeas 24, Nays 17.

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

Messrs. Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Benson, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Creagh, Cook, Coats, Cleveland, Dale, Doxey, Edmundson, Hill, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Morton, Moore of Marion, Smoot, Tagart, Vining, 24.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Bailey, Clay, Coleman, Davis, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Holderness, Jackson, Murrel, McVay, Perkins, Rather, Skinner, Shackleford, Walker, Weedon -17.

Mr. Smoot moved to strike out the 4th section of the said bill, which was decided in the affirmative. Ordered, that said bill be the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

The bill from the senate, entitled an act for the relief of master builders and mechanics in the city of Mobile, in the state of Alabama, was read the third time, as amended and passed.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of Mobile, the title of said bill was so amended, as to read a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of the master builders and mechanics, in the State of Alabama. Ordered, That the same be sent to the senate, and that their concurrence in said amendments be requested.

Resolution to extend relief to Wm. Terry, for certain services rendered the state of Alabama as engineer was read the third time.

Mr. Morton moved to fill the blank, allowing compensation to said Terry for said services with "two thousand" which was decided in the negative. Yeas 17, nays 28.

The yeas and nays being called for. Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Abercrombie, Armstrong of Conecuh, Cleveland, Creagh, Draughon, Dale, Doxey, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Leake, Murphy, Morton, Murrell, McMeans, Perry, Shackleford, Tagert 17.

Those who voted in the negative are Mr. Speaker, Armstrong of Mobile, Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Clay, Coats, Coleman, Davis, Edmondson, Hill, Holderness, Jackson, McKinley, Moore of Madison, McVay, Perkins, Rather, Skinner, Sargent, Vining, Walker Weedon- 28.

Mr Morton moved to fill the said blank with "nineteen hundred," which was lost.

Mr. Shackleford moved to fill the blank with "seventeen hundred and fifty" which was carried. Yeas 27, nays 18.


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The yeas and nays being called for. Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Benson, Chambers, Cleveland, Creagh, Cook, Draughon, Dale, Doxey, Edmondson, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Holderness, Leake, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Morton, Murrel, McMeans, Perry, Shackleford, Sargent, Smoot, Tagert, Vining -27.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker, Bigham, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chapman, Clay, Coats, Coleman, Davis, McKinley, McVay, Perkins, Rather, Skinner, Walker, Weedon- 18.

So the said blank was filled with "seventeen hundred and fifty."

Ordered, That the said resolution be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

The bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the town of Hazle Green, in the county of Madison, was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid, and that 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 referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Weedon, Murphy and Holderness.

The bill to be entitled an act for the relief of the occupants of the lands selected for the use of the university within this state, and rented before the approval thereof, was read the third time, and the question being stated, shall the bill pass? it was decided in the negative.

The bill to be entitled an act imposing a tax on non resident and transient persons importing goods, wares or merchandize into the city of Mobile, and town of Blakeley, was read a third time and passed.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of Mobile, the title of said bill was so amended, as to read, "a bill to be entitled an act imposing a tax on non-resident and transient persons making sale of goods, wares and merchandize in this state."

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

The bill to be entitled an act providing for the representation of the county of Jackson, was read.

Ordered, that said bill lie on the table.

The bill to be entitled an act to establish the county of _____was ordered to lie on the table.

The bill to be entitled an act to amend an act passed at Huntsville December 16, 1819, entitled an act to establish a public road therein named, was read a third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid, and that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

The bill from the senate to be entitled an act to change the name of the town of Ococoposo, and for other purposes, was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the senate be acquainted therewith.

Resolution extending the time of payment of a certain sum of money due to this state by John M. Taylor, was read a third time and


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

On motion of Mr. Morton, ordered, that Mr. Doxey have leave of absence for the remainder of the session.

The bill to be entitled an act to alter and amend the laws regulating the admission of counsellors and attornies at law, was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid, and that the same be sent to senate for their concurrence.

Mr. Weedon obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient free Masons of Alabama, and its masonic jurisdict, which was read the first time, and the rule being dispensed with, was read a second time forthwith.

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

Mr. Perry obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act authorising the collection of toll at the Cahawba bridge, which was read the first time, and ordered for a third reading on tomorrow.

Mr. Armstrong from the joint committee to whom was referred the drafting of a memorial to the Congress praying a change in the district court of the United States, reported a memorial, which was adopted by the house.

And the House adjourned till to morrow 8 o'clock.