Wednesday, December 4.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Williams, presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Tuskaloosa, praying the establishment of a road from the east end of Broad Street in said town, to Jefferson county; which was read and referred to the committee on Roads, Bridges, Ferries, &c.

Mr. Edmondson, from the committee of Propositions and Grievances to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Decatur; and also to whom was referred the petition of Robert Coyle; reported the following bills, to wit:

A bill, to be entitled "an act amendatory to an act, entitled "an act to establish a temporary seat of Justice in the county of Decatur, and for other purposes, so far as the same relates to the location of the public buildings in the County of Pickens;” and

A bill, to be entitled "an act for the relief of Robert Coyle;” which were severally read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on tomorrow.

Mr. Edmondson, from the same committee, to whom was referred tepetition of William M. Marr, and others reported unfavorably to the prayer of said petition.

Ordered, That the House concur in said report.

Mr. Mead, from the committee on Roads, Bridges, Ferries &c. to whom was referred the petition of the inhabitants of Selma, and also, to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Wilcox, reported the following bills, to wit:

A bill, to be entitled "an act to exempt the citizens of the town of Selma, from working on roads beyond the limits of said town;” and

A bill, to be entitled "an act to declare certain roads therein named public highways;” which were severally read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

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

"An act authorizing Augustus Baudry to emancipate a certain slave therein named;”

"An act to change the name of and legitimate a certain person therein named;” and

"An act to repeal in part, an act entitled an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act to incorporate the city of Mobile, passed the seventeenth December 1819;”

Mr. Montgomery obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled "an act to reduce the pay of the Members of the General Assembly;” which was read a first time; and the question being put, Shall this bill be read a second time? it was decided in the affirmative.

Yeas 31             Nays 25.

The yeas and nays being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. Speaker

Durrett

Hallett

McClung

Thompson

Adair

Edmondson

Hardwicke

Norwood

Weissinger

Adams

Fitz

Jones

Oliver

Young- 31

Crenshaw

Fearn

Jackson

Rutherford

Clay

Hunter of C.

Leake

Rather

 


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Coleman

Hubbard

Merriwether

Skinner

Dulaney

Hunt

Montgomery

Taylor

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Abercrombie

Davis

Harris of B.

Mead

Sanders

Barclay

Fitzpatrick

Harris of W.

Morton

Terrell

Bailey

Farrar

Hill

Martin

Wallace

Browne

Ford

Kennedy

Pope

Winston

Browning

Gayle

Harvey

Riviere

Williams- 25

Mr. Rather introduced a bill to be entitled "an act to reduce the fees of certain officers therein named;” which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

A message was received from the Senate, by Mr. Lyon, their secretary, informing this House, that they have read a third time and passed, "a Resolution to repeal a Resolution allowing to the Comptroller two hundred and fifty dollars in addition to his salary, passed at the last session of the General Assembly;" in which they desire the concurrence of this House:- also, that they had read a third time and passed a bill, originating in this House, entitled "an act to organize the counties of Covington and Pike,” and had amended the same by striking out the first and second sections thereof; and inserting three sections in lieu thereof; in which amendments they desire the concurrence of this House: Also, that they had adopted the following resolution:

Resolved, That with the concurrence of the House of Representatives, the members of the Senate assemble in the Representative chamber, on Monday next, at the hour of 4 o'clock P.M. for the purpose of electing a member to the Senate of the United States, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Hon. J. W. Walker; in which also, they desire the concurrence of this House.

On motion of Mr. Morton, the House resolved itself into a committee of the whole House, on the bill to be entitled "an act to repeal an act, entitled an act expressing the gratitude of the State of Alabama for the services rendered by Samuel Dale to this State;” and, after some time spent therein, the speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Morton reported that the committee had amended the said bill by striking there from all after the enacting clause.

Mr. Morton moved, that said report lie on the table, which was decided in the negative.

Ayes 7       Nays 50.

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

Mr. Brown

Hunter of C.

Morton

Sanders-7

Gayle

Mead

Martin

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Speaker

Dulaney

Harris of W.

Leake

Skinner

  Adair

Durrett

Hubbard

Merriwether

Shortridge

  Abercrombie

Davis

Hunt

Montgomery

Taylor

  Adams

Edmondson

Hallett

McClung

Terrell

  Barclay

Fitzpatrick

Hardwicke

Norwood

Thompson

  Bailey

Fitz

Hill

Oliver

Wallace

  Browning

Farrar

Harvey

Pope

Winston

  Crenshaw

Fearn

Jones

Rutherford

Weissinger

  Clay

Ford

Jackson

Riviere

Williams

  Coleman

Harris of B.

Kennedy

Rather

Young-50

Mr. Durrett moved, that the House disagree to the report of the committee of the whole House; which was decided in the negative,

Ayes 26        Nays 30

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


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Mr. Adams

Edmondson

Jackson

Riviere

Williams-26

      Barclay

Fitz

Leake

Rather

      Bailey

Hardwicke

Merriwether

Skinner

      Coleman

Hill

Norwood

Shortridge

      Durrett

Harvey

Pope

Sanders

      Davis

Jones

Rutherford

Winston

 

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Speaker

Dulaney

Harris of W.

Kennedy

Oliver

      Abercrombie

Fitzpatrick

Harris of B.

Mead

Taylor

      Browne

Farrar

Hunter of C.

Montgomery

Terrell

      Browning

Fearn

Hubbard

Morton

Thompson

      Crenshaw

Ford

Hunt

Martin

Weissinger

      Clay

Gayle

Hallett

McClung

Young-30

On motion of Mr. Morton, the House took up the bill to be entitled, an act allowing compensation to the members of the Court Martial awsembled at Clairborne on the second Monday in November last, for the purpose of deciding the contested election of Major General of the fourth division of Alabama militia;

On Motion of Mr. Pope, Ordered, that the further consideration of the bill be indefinitely postponed.

A bill from the Senate, entitled "an act to prevent immoral and disorderly conduct at places of religious worship," was read a third time and passed.

Ordered, that the Senate be acquainted therewith.

The House then adjourned till three o'clock this evening.

Evening Session.

Engrossed bills of the following titles, to wit:

"An act for the relief of the Huntsville Bank;"

"An act to amend an act, to appoint commissioners to lay out certain roads therein specified and for other purposes;" and

"An act concerning Judges of the County Courts;" were severally read a third time and passed.

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

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

A bill from the Senate, to be entitled "an act to authorize the emancipation of certain slaves therein named." was read a second time, and ordered that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed.

Resolutions from the Senate, to repeal a resolution, allowing to the Comptroller two hundred and fifty dollars in addition to his present salary passed at the last session of the General Assembly, was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time to morrow.

And the House adjourned till 12 o'clock to morrow.