Saturday, Dec. 14.

Mr. Davis, from the select committee, to whom was recommitted the bill from the Senate, entitled "an act to establish certain election precincts in the counties therein named," reported said bill with amendments, in which the House concurred.

Ordered, That the bill be made the order of the day for a third reading on Monday next.

Mr Clay, from the select committee, to whom was referred a "resolution extending time to John Byler and his associates to open and finish a road therein named;" reported the said bill with amendments, in which the House concurred.

Ordered, That the bill be made the order of the day for the third reading on Monday.

Mr Hallett, from the committee on accounts, to whom was referred the petition of John Barron, late Sheriff of Clarke county, reported, that


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said committee pray to be discharged from the further consideration of the said petition.

Ordered, that the same lie on the table.

Mr. Adair obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled "an act concerning Writs of Error Coram vobis;" which was read a first time.

Ordered, That the said bill be made the order of the day for a second reading on Monday.

On motion of Mr. Gayle, the House resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill, to be entitled "an act to raise a revenue for the support of Government for the year 1823;" and, after some time spent therein, the committee rose, and Mr. Gayle reported progress and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Abercrombie obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled "an act to appoint commissioners to lay out a road therein specifid;" which was read a first time.

Ordered, That the bill be made the order of the day for a second reading on Monday.

The Speaker laid before the House the proceedings had in the Circuit Court of Greene County, wherein Isaac Edwards is plaintiff and Rachel Edwards defendant.

Ordered, That the same be referred to the committee on Divorce and Alimony.

Mr. Morton moved, that the House adjourn till Monday 10 o'clock; which was decided in the negative.

Yeas 25               Nays 25.

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

Mr. Speaker

Dulany

Harvey

Morton

Riviere

      Adair

Fearn

Jackson

Martin

Shortridge

      Barclay

Hunter of T.

Kennedy

McClung

Terrell

      Bailey

Hallett

Mead

Oliver

Thompson

      Browne

Hill

Merriwether

Pope

Williams-25

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Abercrombie

Durrett

Harris of B.

Jones

Sanders

      Adams

Davis

Harris of W.

Leake

Taylor

      Browning

Edmondson

Hunter of C.

Rutherford

Wallace

      Clay

Fitz

Hubbard

Rather

Winston

      Coleman

Ford

Hardwicke

Skinner

Weissinger- 25

Mr. Fitz presented the account of James V. Thomas against the state, as prosecuting attorney in behalf of the State vs. John Chance, for horse stealing; which was received.

Ordered, That the same be referred to the committee on accounts.

Ordered, That Mr. Hunt have leave of absence from this House, for the remainder of the session.

Mr. Adair moved, that the House adjourn till Monday 10 o'clock; which was decided in the negative.

Ayes 22                 Nays 30

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

Mr Speaker

Dulaney

Mead,

McClung,

Thompson

     Adair

Hunter of Tusk

Merriwether

Oliver

Williams- 22

     Barclay

Hill

Montgomery

Riviere

     Bailey

Kennedy

Morton

Shortridge

     Browne

Leake,

Martin

Terrell

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr Abercrombie

Davis

Harris of B.

Harvey

Skinner

     Adams

Edmondson

Harris of W.

Jones

Sanders

     Browning

Fitz

Hunter of C.

Jackson

Taylor

     Clay

Fearn

Hubbard

Pope

Wallace

     Coleman

Ford

Hallett

Rutherford

Winston

     Durrett,

Gayle

Hardwicke

Rather

Weissinger- 30

 


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On motion of Mr. Mead, the House adjourned till Monday 10 o'clock.