SATURDAY, June 9, 1821.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Ringgold.

Mr. Speaker, the Senate read the third time and passed, a bill entitled, an act to reduce the expenses of the General Assembly, and for other purposes, in which they desire the concurrence of your honorable body. And then he withdrew.

Mr. Morton, presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Limestone praying the repeal of a law of the last session, establishing a road on the dividing line of said county and Madison, which was received, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Morton, Leake, and Hill.


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Mr. McKinley, presented the petition of the President and Directors of the Indian Creek navigation company, praying the passage of a law allowing them to exact toll on boats, passing said creek, in proportion to the distance they may improve the same, which was received and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. McKinley, Walker and Isbell.

Ordered, That Messrs. McKinley and Sargent be discharged from the committee on the accounts of the public engineer.

Mr. Skinner presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Franklin, praying the opening a road therein mentioned, which was received, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Skinner, Bigham, and Moore of Marion.

Ordered, that Mr. Leake, Benson, and Moore of Madison, be added to the committee on the settlement of the accounts of the public engineer.

Mr. Moore of Madison, obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, to amend an act entitled, an act to reduce into one the several acts concerning strays, which was read a second time, and the rule being suspended was read a second time forthwith.

Ordered, the same be referred to a select committee.

Whereupon Messrs. Moore of Madison, Shackleford, and Edmundson were appointed the said committee.

Mr. Dale from the committee to whom was referred the petition of John M. Flinn, reported a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of J. M. Flinn, which was read the first time, and ordered for a second reading on Monday next.

Mr. Weedon from the select committee, to whom was referred the bill from the senate entitled an act for the relief of the master builders and mechanics of the city of Mobile, in the state of Alabama, reported the same with amendments, in which the House concurred. On motion, Ordered, That the said bill be made the order of the day for a third reading on Monday next.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole House on the bill to be entitled an act authorizing executions, administrators, and guardians to relinquish lands under the act of Congress of the 2d March, 1821, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. McVay reported the same with amendments, in which the House concurred. Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading on Monday.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole House on the bill to be entitled an act to amend an act passed at Huntsville, December 16, 1819, entitled an act to establish a road therein named, and after sometime spent in the consideration thereof, Mr. Speaker, resumed the chair, and Mr. Moore of Madison, reported the same to the House, with amendments in which the House concurred. Ordered That the said bill be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading on Monday.


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Resolution authorizing persons to examine Tuskaloosa river, was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on Monday.

A bill to be entitled an act to fix the permanent seat of Justice for the county of St. Clair, was read a second time. On motion, Ordered, That the said bill with the accompanying documents be committed to a select committee: Whereupon, Messrs. Walker, Coleman and McVay, were appointed said committee.

A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the town of Hazle Green, in the county of Madison, was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on Monday.

A 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, was read a second time.

Mr. McMeans moved an amendment to said bill in these words.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the acting Governor be authorized, and he is hereby required on or before the first day of November next, to carry into effect the provisions of an act passed at the town of Cahawba on the 20th day of December, 1820, entitled an act to authorize the Governor to sell lots on the public lands east of the Alabama river, and opposite the town of Cahawba, so that lots sold according to provisions of the above recited act, shall not be less than ten.

And the question being stated on the adoption of the said amendment, was decided in the negative- yeas 19, nays 25.

The yeas and nays being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Bigham, Bailey, Col. John Brown, Chapman, Clay, Coats, Doxey, Edmundson, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Holderness, McMeans, Moore of Marion, McVay, Rather, Skinner, Shackleford, Sargent and Weedon. 19.

Those who voted in the negative, are, Messrs. Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Benson Isaac Brown, John Brown, Chambers, Cleveland, Creagh, Cook, Coleman, Draughon, Dale, Davis, Hill, Jackson, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Murrell, Perry, Perkins, Walker, 25.

So the said amendment was not adopted.

On motion of Mr. McKinley, the House took up 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, which was read the third time, and the blanks being filled, the House adjourned to three o'clock this evening.

Evening Session.

On motion of Mr. Perkins, the House took into consideration the bill to authorize Leonard Peck and others to build a bridge across the Black Warrior river, which was read a third time and the blanks being filled, the bill passed.

Ordered that the words, a bill to be entitled, be stricken out, and that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

A message from the senate by Mr. Chambers.


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Mr. Speaker, the senate have passed a resolution fixing the time of adjourning the present General Assembly, in which they ask the concurrence of your honorable body. And then he withdrew.

The question was taken on the passage of 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, and passed in the affirmative. Ayes 29, nays, 20.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Clay, Coleman, Draughon, Dale, Doxey, Davis, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Holderness, Isbell, Jackson, McKinley, Murphy, Morton, Perry, Perkins, Rather, Shackleford, Smoot, 29.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Armstrong of Conecuh, Col. John Brown, Cleveland, Creagh, Cook, Coats, Edmondson, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Leake, Moore of Marion, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Madison, McVay, Skinner, Sargent, Tagert, Vining, Walker, Weedon- 20.

So the bill was passed.

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

Ordered, that Mr. Doxey and Murphy be added to the committee on the settlement of the accounts of the public engineer.

Mr. McVay presented the account of Chesley Roundtree, sheriff of Lauderdale county, which was received, and referred to the committee on the settlement of the accounts of the public engineer.

The bill to be entitled an act concerning executions and for other purposes, was read a third time, and the blanks being filled, it was 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 the occupants of the lands, selected for the use of the University in this state, was read a second time. Ordered, That the same be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading on Monday.

Mr. Chapman from the committee on enrolled bills reported, that they had examined an enrolled bill and resolution of the following title 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, and a resolution authorizing the comptroller to collect a certain sum of money therein named, which the committee find correctly enrolled.

The bill entitled an act concerning the Cahawba Bridge, 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.

Mr. McMeans moved that the House adjourn till Monday 9 o'clock, which was decided in the negative. Ayes 9, nays 24.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs Bailey, Creagh, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Hill, McMeans, McVay, Perkins, Shackleford- 9.

Those who voted in the negative, are Mr Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Benson, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Cleveland, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Doxey, Davis, Edmundson, Leake, Moore of Madison, Murrell, Perry, Rather, Vining, Walker, Weedon- 24.


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The bill to be entitled an act supplementary to an act entitled an act to prevent obstructing or diverting from the natural channel any water course which would flow through the land of any other person, passed at Cahawba, Dec. 18, 1820, was, on motion, Ordered to lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled an act authorizing licensed ministers of the Gospel to solemnize the rites of matrimony, was read a 2d time, and the rule being dispensed with, was read a third time forthwith and passed. Ordered, That the senate be acquainted therewith.

A bill from the senate entitled an act amendatory of certain acts, and establish certain election precincts therein mentioned, was read a third time and passed, as amended, Ordered that the Senate be acquainted therewith.

On motion of Mr. Morton, Ordered, that the resolution from the senate fixing the time of adjourning the present General Assembly, lie on the table.

The bill to be entitled an act establishing the county of _____ was read the second time. Mr. Fitzpatrick of Mont. moved, that said bill lie on the table, which was decided in the negative, ayes 19, nays 19.

The yeas and nays being called for; those who voted in the affirmative, are, Messrs. Benson, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chapman, Creagh, Coats, Coleman, Dale, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Jackson, Moore of Madison, Murrell, McVay, Skinner, Tagert, Vining, Walker- 19.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Conecuh, Armstrong of Mobile, Bigham, Bailey, Chambers, Cleveland, Cook, Draughon, Doxy, Davis, Edmondson, Leake, McKinley, Murphy, Morton, Perry, Weedon- 19.

Ordered, that the said bill be committed to a committee of the whole house, and made the order of the day on Monday next.

The House adjourned 'till Monday morning.