Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1822.

Mr. Rather presented the petition of sundry persons retailers of spiritous liquors in Bibb county, praying to be reimbursed certain sums of money, for reasons therein named; which was read and referred to the committee on Propositions and Grievances

Mr. Adair obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled "An act to provide for the emancipation of slaves;” which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.


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On motion of Mr. Sanders, the House took into consideration the bill from the Senate, entitled "An act to authorize Rosanna Lambkin and Elijah Hogan to convey to Isaac Jackson a certain tract of land therein mentioned;” which was read a second time and ordered to be read a third time to-morrow.

A message was received from the Senate, by Mr. Lyon, their secretary, informing this House, that they had read a third time and passed a bill originating in that House, entitled "An act for the government of the Port and Harbour of Mobile:” in which they desire the concurrence of this house.

Mr. Crenshaw from the Judiciary committee, reported a bill, to be entitled "An act to authorize administrators to sell land belonging to the estate of their intestate, to which a complete title has not been obtained;” which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time tomorrow.

Mr. Crenshaw from the same committee, to whom was referred a resolution of this House directing them to inquire into the expediency of passing a law permitting grand juries to have their presentments printed reported unfavorably to said subject; which report was ordered to be laid on the table.

Bills from the Senate, of the following titles, to wit:

"An act to exempt preachers of the Gospel from the payment of ferriages in certain cases;”

"An act to continue in force and amend an act, 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 for other purposes therein mentioned;"

"An act to alter and amend an act extending the jurisdiction of the county court of Mobile county, passed the 17th day of December, 1821;”

"An act to prevent frivolous and vexatious law suits;” and

"An act to prevent free negroes and mulattoes from retailing spirituous liquors and for other purposes;” were severally read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

Engrossed bill, entitled "An act to provide for printing and distributing the laws and journals of this state,” was ordered to lie on the table.

A bill from the Senate, entitled "an act to establish certain election precincts in the counties therein named,” was read a second time, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Davis, Riviere and Rutherford.

A bill to be entitled "an act to establish additional election precincts in certain counties therein named,” was read a second time and referred to the same committee.

On motion of Mr. Adair, Resolved, that the door-keeper be instructed to purchase four fire fenders for the use of the representative chamber, the committee room, and the comptroller's office.

Ordered, That a bill to be entitled "an act to extend the time of collecting the tax, and making returns to the persons therein named,” be laid on the table.

A bill from the Senate, entitled "an act concerning injury of damages," was read a second time, amended, and ordered to be read a third time to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Barclay, Resolved, that a committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of submitting to the Congress of the United


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States a memorial of this General Assembly, praying the passage of a law, for the indemnification of that part of the citizens of this state, who are living upon the unsold lands and have made improvements of permanent value thereon; and that the committee have power to report a suitable memorial for that purpose: Whereupon Messrs. Barclay, Williams, McClung, Morton, Bailey, Dulaney, Wallace, Jones and Coleman, were appointed said committee.

Mr Hallett presented the memorial of William H. Robertson, concerning the appointment of auctioneers in the city of Mobile; which was read and referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

A bill from the Senate, entitled "an act authorizing George Co, administrator of Benjamin Cox, deceased, to sell and transfer certain real estate;" was read a third time, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Abercrombie presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Montgomery county, praying the opening of a road from the town of Montgomery in said county, to the falls of Conecuh river; which was read and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Abercrombie, Taylor and Hunter of Con.

Mr. Harris of Wilcox, presented the petition of Sarah Strother, widow of Geo. H. Strother, deceased, praying authority to divide a certain tract of land therein designated; which was read and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Harris of W. Crenshaw and Mead.

Mr. Clay obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled "an act more effectually to prevent the evil practice of Billiard playing;" which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time on Saturday next.

Mr. Farrar obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled "an act concerning recognizances;" which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to morrow.

Mr. Kennedy presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of Jackson, in the county of Clarke, praying a repeal of the act incorporating said town; which was read and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Kennedy, Thompson and Gayle.

On motion of Mr. Gayle, whereas, under the laws of the United States establishing and regulating the District Court for the District of Alabama, no appeal or writ of error is allowed on any judgment rendered in said court, under the sum of two thousand dollars; and by reason thereof, much inconvenience has, and will be experienced by our citizens,

Be it therefore Resolved,  that the Judiciary committee be instructed to draft a memorial to the Congress of the United States requesting the enactment of a law, to remedy the said inconvenience.

Bill from the Senate, entitled "an act to authorize the administrator and administratrix of Robert Gillespey, deceased, to sell a tract of land therein named," was ordered to lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Bailey, Resolved, that the Judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the propriety of altering or amending the law now in force relating to single women swearing children in a limited time after the birth of base born children.

Bill from the Senate, entitled "an act to authorize the granting of letters testamentary, without security in the cases therein named," was read a third time,

And the question being put, Shall this bill pass? it was decided in the negative.

Yeas 20                           Nays 29.


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

Mr. Adair

Clay

Hubbard

Martin

Rather

Abercrombie

Dulaney

Hunt

McClung

Sanders

Adams

Davis

Hardwicke

Rutherford

Winston

Bailey

Gayle

Morton

Riviere

Young- 20

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Speaker

Fitzpatrick

Hallett

Mead

Taylor

      Barclay

Fitz

Hill

Merriwether

Terrell

      Browne

Fearn

Harvey

Montgomery

Thompson

      Coleman

Ford

Jones

Oliver

Weissinger

      Durrett

Harris of W.

Jackson

Pope

Williams- 29.

      Edmondson

Hunter of C.

Kennedy

Skinner

Bill from the Senate, entitled "an act concerning Intestates' Estates," was read a third time and passed.

Ordered, that the Senate be acquainted therewith.

Bill from the Senate, entitled "an act to authorize the administrator of Samuel Heberson, deceased, to sell a certain tract of land therein designated," was ordered to lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled "an act permanently to fix the seat of Justice for the counties of Tuskaloosa and Perry passed Nov. 27, 1821," was read a second time and ordered to be engrossed, and read a 3d time tomorrow.

Bills of the following titles to wit:

"An act to compel Clerks of the circuit and county courts to give bond and security within the time therein prescribed;" and

"An act granting to John Fowler the right of running a Steam Ferry boat and a row boat or sail boat between the city of Mobile and the town of Blakeley;" were severally read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to morrow.

An engrossed bill, entitled "an act to repeal in part the statute of limitations in criminal cases," was read a third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title be changed from that of "a bill" to that of "an act."

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

An engrossed bill, entitled "an act to reduce the fees of certain officers therein named," was committed to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Rather, Morton and Browne.

A bill, to be entitled "an act authorizing Pierre Registe and Margaret Colin of the county of Mobile, to emancipate certain slaves therein named," was read a second time, and ordered to lie on the table.

A bill from the Senate, entitled "an act for the government of the Port and Harbour of Mobile," was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

Ordered, That the House concur in a resolution of the Senate making the committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of that House, a joint committee with the committee on Enrolled Bills on the part of this House.

The House then took into consideration the following resolution, from the Senate: Resolved,  That, with the concurrence of the House of Representatives, the General Assembly of this State will adjourn on Saturday the 21st inst. sine die.

Ordered, That the said resolution lie on the table.

Ordered, That Messrs Winston and Skinner be added to the select committee to whom was referred a bill entitled "an act authorizing Elisha Thomas and Davis Gurley and their associates, to turnpike a certain road therein named."

Mr. Durrett obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled "an act to make appropriations for the payment of certain claims against the State;"


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which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to morrow.

And then the house adjourned till to-morrow 10 o'clock.