THURSDAY, June, 14.

The bill to be entitled an act authorizing the collection of toll at the Cahawba Bridge, was read a second time and ordered to lie on the table.

The bill to be entitled an act to repeal part of an act therein named was read the second time and the rule requiring bills &c. to be read on three several days being dispensed with, the same was read a third time and amended by rider and passed.

Ordered that the senate be acquainted therewith.

Message from the senate by Mr. Chambers:

Mr. Speaker, the senate concur in the amendment made by your honorable body to their amendment of the second section of the bill entitled an act to regulate the proceedings in the courts of law and equity in this state, in striking out the word "twenty" and inserting in lieu thereof, the word "five." And then he withdrew.

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

An act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a bank in the town of Mobile, passed at St. Stephens the 20th November 1818.

An act to authorize the Comptroller to make arrangements with Levan Powell to secure the certain sum of money therein named.

An act to authorize executors, administrators and guardians, to relinquish lands under the act of Congress, passed the 2d day of March 1821.


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An act concerning executions, and for other purposes, and an act to change the name of Ococoposo, and for other purposes, which said bills the committee find duly enrolled.

Message from the senate by Mr. Farmer:

Mr. Speaker, the senate adhere to the amendments 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 and for other purposes, by striking out the 3d section thereof and substituting another in lieu thereof.

They concur in their amendments to this amendment of the seventh section. They recede from their amendment to the bill in adding the 9th section. And then he withdrew.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill from the senate to reduce the expenses of the General Assembly and for other purposes, certain parts of the 2d section of said bill being under consideration, and after sometime spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Weedon reported the bill to the House with an amendment in which the House concurred. The bill as amended was then passed.

Ordered, that the senate be acquainted therewith.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill from the senate, entitled an act providing for the payment of costs in certain cases, and after sometime spent therein Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. McVay reported the bill to the house, with amendments, in which amendments the house concurred in part. Ordered, that the said bill be the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

The bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Worshipful Grand Lodge of ancient Free Masons of Alabama, and its masonic jurisdiction, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

The house having proceeded to take into consideration the adherence of the senate to their amendments to the bill to be entitled an act supplementary to an act to organize the militia of this state. On motion of Mr. Armstrong of Mobile, Ordered, That the said bill lie on the table.

Mr. Armstrong of Mobile introduced a resolution to accompany the memorial to the Congress of the United States, which was read a first time, and the rule being dispensed with, was read the second and third time forthwith, and passed. Ordered, That the memorial and resolution be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

And then the House adjourned till three o'clock.

Evening Session.

Mr. Chapman from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that said committee had examined 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 find the same correctly enrolled.

A message from the senate by Mr. Dick.


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Mr. Speaker.--- The senate concur in all the amendments made by your honorable body to the bill entitled an act to reduce the expenses of the General Assembly and for other purposes, excepting that part striking out the third section to which they disagree.

They concur in all the amendments made to the bill to be entitled an act for the relief of the master builders and mechanics of the city of Mobile in the State of Alabama. They concur also in the amendment made to the title of said bill.

They have passed a bill entitled an act explanatory to the laws concerning the stay of executions and fees of certain officers therein named, in which they desire your concurrence.

On motion of Mr. McMeans, the House took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act authorizing the collection of toll at the Cahawba Bridge, was read the second time and amended. And the rule being dispensed with, was read the third time and passed. Yeas 33, nays 10. 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, Chambers, Cleveland, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Draughon, Dale, Davis, Hill, Holderness, Jackson, Leake, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Morton, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Marion, Perry, Shacleford, Sargent, Tagert, Weedon- 33.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Isaac Brown, Col. John Brown, Edmundson, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, McVay, Perkins, Rather, Skinner, Vining, 10.

Message from the senate by Mr. Dick: Mr. Speaker, the senate have passed the following bills, to wit:

A bill 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 a bill entitled an act to incorporate the most worshipful grand lodge of ancient free masons of Alabama, and its masonic jurisdiction, both of which bills originated in your honorable body. And then he withdrew.

On motion, ordered that this House insist on the amendments to the bill from the senate, entitled an act to reduce the expenses of the General assembly, and for other purposes.

Ordered, that the senate be acquainted therewith.

The bill from the senate entitled an act explanatory of the laws concerning the stay of executions and fees of certain officers therein named, was read the first time.

Mr. Perkins moved, that said bill be indefinitely postponed, which was decided in the negative. Yeas 15, Nays 23.

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

Messrs. Armstrong of Conecuh, Isaac Brown, Col. John Brown, Cleaveland, Coats, Davis, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Jackson, Leake, Murrell, McMeans, Perkins, Skinner, Tagart, 15.


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Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Speaker, Bigham, Benson, Bailey, John Brown, Chambers, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Coleman, Draughon, Dale, Edmundson, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Holderness, Murphy, Moore of Marion, McVay, Perry, Rather, Shackleford, Vining and Weedon, 23.

Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day for a 2d reading on to morrow.

Message from the senate by Mr. Elliott:

Mr. Speaker, the senate have passed the memorial to the Congress of the United States and the accompanying resolution, which originated in this house, and have amended the same, to which they ask the concurrence of your honorable body. And then he withdrew.

On motion of Mr. Morton, a resolution was adopted, that this house will be ready to receive the senate at the hour of half past seven o'clock, this evening, for the purpose of proceeding to the election of Judges of the county courts.

Ordered, that the senate be acquainted therewith, and that they be invited to attend at the hour aforesaid.

On motion of Mr. John Brown, the house receded from their disagreement to 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, in regard to the 3d section of said bill.

Ordered, that the senate be acquainted therewith.

Message from the acting Governor by Mr. Rogers :

Mr. Speaker, I am instructed by the acting Governor to inform you, that he did on the 11th inst. approve and sign,

An act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a bank in the town of Mobile, passed at St. Stephens 20th November 1818.

And a resolution authorizing the comptroller to collect a sum of money therein named.

On the 12th inst.

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.

An act to authorize Malcolm Gilchrist to build a mill, and other water works on the Muscle shoals.

On the 14th inst.

An act concerning executions, and for other purposes.

An act to repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act to regulate proceedings in the courts of law and equity, in this state.

And an act to authorize executors administrators and guardians to relinquish lands under the act of Congress, passed 2nd March 1821; all of which originated in this honorable body.

A message from the senate by Mr. Dick

Mr. Speaker.--- The senate have passed the bill, which originated in your honorable body, entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to provide for assessing and collecting of taxes and for taking the census of this State, passed at the 2d session of the General Assembly on


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the 22d day of December, 1820, to which they have made amendments, to which they have instructed me to ask your concurrence.

The House on motion proceeded to the consideration of the said amendments and concurred in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth amendments, to the other amendments the House disagreed. Ordered, That the senate be acquainted therewith.

Message from the Senate by Mr. Dick:

Mr. Speaker, The Senate adhere to their disagreement to the amendment proposed by your honorable body to the bill entitled an act to reduce the expenses of the General Assembly and for other purposes.

They have passed the following bills, which originated in your honorable body, to wit: a bill entitled an act to amend an act to alter and amend the laws regulating the admission and practice of counsellors and attorneys at law, and a resolution appointing persons to examine Tuskaloosa river, to which they have made sundry amendments, in which they ask your concurrence. And then he withdrew. On motion, it was decided that the House recede from their amendments to the bill from the senate, entitled an act to reduce the expenses of the General Assembly, and for other purposes. Yeas 29, nays 13. The yeas and nays being called for.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mr. Speaker, Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Chambers, Chapman, Cleveland, Creagh, Cook, Coleman, Davis, Edmundson, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Holderness, Jackson, Leake, Moore of Madison, Murrell, Moore of Marion, McVay, Perry, Rather, Skinner, Sargent, Tagert, Vining, Walker, Weedon- 29.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Coats, Draughon, Dale, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Murphy, Morton, Perkins, Shackleford- 13.

Ordered, That the senate be informed thereof.

Message from the senate by Mr. Chambers.

Mr. Speaker.--- The senate concur in the resolution of your honorable body for the purpose of proceeding to the election of Judges of the county court at half past seven o'clock this evening.

The House concurred in the amendments made by the senate to the resolution appointing persons to examine Tuskaloosa river, except the last providing for compensation to those persons. Ordered, That the senate be acquainted therewith.

Mr. Weedon obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act concerning persons residing on the university lands and who have not rented the same, and for other purposes; which was read a first time; and the rule being dispensed with, it was read a second time, when Mr. Shackleford moved the following as an amendment, which was rejected. And be it further enacted, that the provisions of this act shall not extend to persons living in any county where commissioners have not been appointed or where they have refused to act. And the rule being further dispensed with, it was read a third time and passed.


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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.

Message from the senate by Mr. Dick: The senate have read the third time and passed a resolution to extend relief to William Terry, for certain services rendered the state as engineer, which originated in your honorable body.

The House then adjourned to a quarter past seven o'clock this evening.

Evening Session.

Ordered, that the senate be informed that this House is now ready to receive that body to proceed to the election of Judges of the County Court. The senate having assembled in the Hall of the House of Representatives, the two houses proceeded to said elections.

For the county of Mobile, Hugh H. Rolston alone being in nomination, every member present voting for him, the Speaker declared him duly elected.

For the county of Baldwin, Thomas Heald alone in nomination and every member present voting for him, the Speaker declared him duly elected.

For the county of Clarke, John G. Creagh alone being in nomination and every member present voting for him, the Speaker declared him duly elected.

For the county of Washington, Francis H. Gaines alone in nomination, and every member present voting for him, the Speaker declared him duly elected,

For the county of Monroe, Nathaniel Dodson alone in nomination, and every member present voting for him, the Speaker declared him duly elected.

For the county of Conecuh, Samuel Burnett alone being in nomination, and every member present voting for him, the Speaker declared him duly elected.

For the county of Henry, William Watson alone, being in nomination, and all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

For the county of Butler, William Lee alone, being in nomination, and all the members present voting for him, the Speaker announced him duly elected.

For the county of Wilcox, Reuben Hill alone, being in nomination, and all the members present voting for him, the Speaker, announced him duly elected.

For the county of Marengo, Shelby Corzine alone, being in nomination, and all the members present voting for him the Speaker announced him duly elected.

For the county of Greene, William Murfree alone, being in nomination, and all the members present voting for him, he was announced by the Speaker duly elected.

For the county of Perry, Edwin D. King, alone being in nomination, and all the members present voting for him, the Speaker announced him duly elected.


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For the county of Dallas, Jesse Beene alone, being in nomination and all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

For the county of Autauga, John Ashly alone, being in nomination and all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

For the county of Montgomery, Nimrod E. Benson and John D. Bibb being in nomination, those who voted for Mr. Benson, are

Mr. President, Chambers, Dennis, Elliott, Farmer, Garth, Gaines, Gause, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Ringgold, Rose, Terrell, Ware of the senate, Mr. Speaker, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Creagh, Coats, Coleman, Draughon, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Jackson, Murphy, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Marion, Perry, Perkins, Skinner, Sargent- 37.

Those who voted for Mr. Bibb are,

Mr. Davis, Devereux, Trotter of the senate; Messrs. Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Chambers, Cleveland, Clay, Cook, Dale, Davis, Edmundson, Holderness, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Morton, McVay, Rather, Shackleford, Smoot, Tagert, Vining, Walker and Weedon- 27.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker announced Mr. Benson duly elected.

The House then proceeded to the election of Judge of the county court of Bibb county, Andrew M. Lusk alone being in nomination, and all the members present voting for him, he was announced by the Speaker duly elected.

For the county of Shelby, Thomas W. Smith alone being in nomination, and all the members present voting for him, the Speaker announced him duly elected Judge of the county court of Shelby county.

For the county of St. Clair, Polydore Naylor alone, being in nomination and all the members present voting for him, Mr. Speaker announced him duly elected Judge of the county court of St. Clair county.

For the county of Tuskaloosa Hume R. Field alone, being in nomination, and all the members present voting for him, he was announced, by the Speaker, duly elected Judge of the county court of Tuskaloosa county.

For the county of Jefferson, Thomas W. Farrar being alone in nomination, all the members present voting for him, he was announced by the Speaker, duly elected Judge of the county court of Jefferson county.

For the county of Blount William B. Wallace alone, being in nomination, and all the members present voting for him, he was announced by the Speaker, duly elected Judge of the county court of Blount county.

For the county of Cotaco, Robert Tapscot alone being in nomination and all the members present voting for him, he was announced by the Speaker, duly elected Judge of the court of Cotaco county.

For the county of Franklin, John S. Fulton, being in nomination, and all the members present voting for him, he was announced by the Speaker, duly elected Judge of the county court of Franklin county.

For the county of Marion, William Metcalf and George White being in nomination.


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Those who voted for Mr. Metcalf are ( of Senators) Messrs. President, Casey, Chambers, Dennis, Devereux, Elliott, Farmer, Garth, Gause, Gaines, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Ringgold, Rose, Terrell, Trotter Ware (of the Representatives) Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Cleveland, Creagh, Cook, Coleman, Dale, Jackson, Murphy, Murrell, McMeans, McVay, Skinner, Sargent and Tagert, 28.

Those who voted for Mr. White are Messrs. Davis, (Senator) (of the Representatives) Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Benson, Clay, Coats, Draughon, Davis, Edmundson, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Holderness, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Moore of Marion, Morton, Perry, Perkins, Rather, Shackleford, Smoot, Vining, Walker and Weedon, 27.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker announced William Metcalf duly elected Judge of the county court of Marion county.

For the county of Pickens Francis Flournoy only being in nomination and all the members present voting for him, the Speaker announced him duly elected Judge of the county court of Pickens county.

For the county of Lawrence, John Mosley being in nomination and all the members present voting for him, the Speaker announced him duly elected Judge for the county court of Lawrence county.

For the county of Lauderdale, William S. Fulton alone, being in nomination, all the members present voting for him he was announced by the Speaker duly elected Judge of the county court of Lauderdale county.

For the county of Limestone, Nicholas Davis being in nomination, and all the members present who voted, voting for him, and there being a constitutional majority he was announced duly elected, Judge of the county court of Limestone county.

For the county of Madison, Samuel Chapman, and Henry Minor being in nomination.

Those who voted for Mr. Chapman, are,

Messrs. President, Dennis, Devereux, Farmer, Gaines, Gause, Ringgold, Rose, Ware (Rep.) Mr. Speaker, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Coleman, Draughon, Dale, Davis, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Holderness, McKinley, Murphy, Murrell, McMeans, McVay, Moore of Marion, Perry, Rather, Skinner, Shackleford, Sargent, Smoot, Tagert- 43.

Those who voted for Mr. Minor, are,

Messrs Chambers, Davis, Hogg, Lucas Terrell. (Rep.) Abercrombie, Cleaveland, Coats, Edmundson, Leake, Moore of Madison, Morton, Perkins, Vining, Walker- 15.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker announced Samuel Chapman, duly elected.

The house then proceeded to the election of Judge for Jackson county, James Russell and William Barclay being in nomination.

Those who voted for Mr. Russell, are,

Messrs. Casey, Chambers, Dennis, Elliott, Farmer, Gause, Gaines, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Rose and Terrell (Rep) Messrs. Speaker, Benson, Bailey, John Brown, Col. J. Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Creagh, Coleman, Draughon, Davis, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Jackson, Murphy, Murrell, Skinner, Sargent, Tagert, and Vining- 33.


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Those who voted for Mr. Barclay, are,

Messrs President, Davis, Devereux, Garth, Ringgold, Ware, (Rep.) Mr. Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Isaac Brown, Cleaveland, Clay, Cook, Coats, Dale, Edmundson, Holderness, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Morton, McMeans, Moore of Marion, McVay, Perry, Perkins, Rather, Shackleford, Walker, Weedon- 31.

Whereupon the Speaker announced Mr. Russell duly elected Judge of the county court of Jackson county.

And then the House adjourned.