Monday, December 9.

A message was received from Senate by Mr. Lyon, their secretary informing this House, that they concurred in the amendments made by the House to a resolution of their body proposing to go into the election of a Senator on this day at four o'clock P. M. to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of the Hon. J. W. Walker.

Also, that they had adopted the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on enrolled bills, appointed on the part this House be a joint committee to act with such committee as have been appointed on the part of the House of Representatives.

Also, that they had adopted the following resolution:

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: In which they desire the concurrence of this House.

Also, That they had read a third time and passed, bills originating in their body of the following titles to wit:

'An act to prevent free negroes from retailing spirituous liquors, and for other purposes;’

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

'An act to exempt preachers of the Gospel from the payment of ferriage in certain cases;’

'An act to prevent frivolous and vexatious law suits;'

'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.'

In all of which they desire the concurrence of this House.

Also, that they had read a third time and passed bills, originating in this House, of the following titles, to wit:

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

'An act divorcing Nathan Briley from his wife Elizabeth Briley,’

'An act concerning the Judges of the County Courts;’ and

'An act for the relief of John P. Hickman and Richard Ellis.’

Mr. Gayle, from the committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill, to be entitled 'an act to raise a revenue for the support of government for the year 1823;’ which was read a first time.

Ordered, That eighty copies of the said bill be printed for the use of this House.

Mr Gayle, from the select committee, to whom was referred a bill, to be entitled 'an act concerning criminal cases, reported the same with amendments.'

Ordered, that the house concur in said amendments.

Ordered, that said bill be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Hallett, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of Pierre Registe and Margaret Colin, reported a bill, to be enti-

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tled "an act authorizing Pierre Registe and Margaret Colin of the county of Mobile, to emancipate certain slaves therein named;” which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time tomorrow.

Mr. Fearn laid before the House a Memorial of the President and Trustees of the University of Alabama; which was read and ordered to referred to the committee on Schools, Colleges and Universities, and School and University lands.

On motion of Mr. Fearn, Resolved, that a copy of the memorial of the Trustees of the University of Alabama, be transmitted to the Senate.

Mr. Fearn obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled "an act to compel clerks of the circuit and county courts to give bond and security within the time therein prescribed;” which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to morrow.

Mr. Weissinger obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled "an act permanently to fix the seat of Justice for the Counties of Tuskaloosa and Perry, passed Nov. 27th, 1821;" which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to morrow.

Ordered, That this House concur in the amendments made by the Senate to bills of the following titles, to wit:

"An act the better to secure debts upon Writs of Error;" and

"An act to manumit certain slaves therein named;"

A bill, to be entitled an act allowing compensation to witnesses attending justices' courts,- was read a second time, and, on motion of Mr. Winston.

Ordered, that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed.

Ordered, That a bill to be entitled "an act to authorize Louis Marie and Mannette Nicolas to emancipate certain slaves therein named;" be laid on the table.

A bill to be entitled 'an act respecting bail in civil cases,’ was read a second time; Mr. Jackson moved, that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed: which was lost.

Yeas 17               Nays 36.

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

Mr. Speaker

Farrar

Hunt

Montgomery

Winston- 17

Adair

Fearn

Jackson

Martin

Durrett

Harris of B.

Leake

McClung

Edmondson

Hunter of C.

Merriwether

Norwood

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Abercrombie

Coleman

Hubbard

Riviere

Wallace

      Adams

Dulaney

Hardwicke

Rather

Weissinger

      Barclay

Davis

Hill

Skinner

Williams

      Bailey

Fitzpatrick

Harvey

Shortridge

Young-36.

      Browne

Fitz

Jones

Sanders

      Browning

Ford

Kennedy

Taylor

      Crenshaw

Gayle

Mead

Terrell

      Clay

Harris of W.

Rutherford

Thompson

Ordered, That said bill be referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Davis, Rutherford and Adams.

Ordered, That bills from the Senate of the following titles to wit:

"An act in relation to the estate of James White, deceased;" and

'An act to authorize Mary Jones, administratrix of Thomas A. Jones deceased, to sell and convey certain real estate,’ be laid on the table.

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


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"An act to authorize the administrator of Samuel Herberson, deceased, to sell a certain tract of land therein designated;"

"An act concerning Intestates' Estates;" and, "an act to authorize the granting of letters testamentary, without security in the cases therein named;" were severally read a second time, and ordered to be read a third time to morrow.

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

'An act to authorize the administrator and administratrix of the estate of Robert Gillespey, deceased, to sell a tract of land therein named;’

'An act authorizing George Cox, administrator of Benjamin Cox, deceased, to sell and transfer certain real estate;' and

'An act to establish a public road from the House of John Gandie in Morgan county, to Baltimore in Blount county;' were severally read a second time, and ordered, the two first to be read a third time to morrow, and the two latter to be referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs.Rather, Mead and Terrell.

Ordered, That a bill from the Senate to be entitled "an act to establish certain election precincts in the counties therein named;" be laid on the table.

An engrossed bill, of the following title, to wit:

"An act for the trial of the right of property taken by virtue of an execution or attachment and claimed by any person not a party to the suit,” was read a third time.

Mr. Barclay offered the following amendment by way of rider: "provided, that nothing herein contained shall be no construed as to prevent the party in whose possession the property is levied on, to retain that possesion, under the rules and regulations heretofore prescribed by law;” which amendment was adopted. The question was then put, Shall this bill pass? and decided in the affirmative-

Yeas 39 - Nays 15.

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

Mr. Abercrombie

Edmondson

Hunt

Montgomery

Terrell

     Adams

Fitz

Hallett

Martin

Thompson

     Barclay

Farrar

Hardwicke

McClung

Wallace

     Browne

Ford

Hill

Rutherford

Winston

     Browning

Gayle

Harvey

Riviere

Weissinger

     Coleman

Harris of W.

Jones

Rather

Williams

     Dulaney

Hunter of C.

Kennedy

Skinner

Young- 39.

     Davis

Hubbard

Mead

Shortridge

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Speaker

Crenshaw

Fitzpatrick

Jackson

Morton

     Adair

Clay

Fearn

Leake

Sanders

     Bailey

Durrett

Harris of B.

Merriwether

Taylor- 15

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.

A message was received from the Governor, by Mr. Pleasants, Secretary of state, notifying this House that he did on this day, approve and sign,

"An act to mark out and establish a road leading from the city of of Mobile in the county of Mobile, to Edwin Lewis's turnpike roads in said county,"

"An act to incorporate the Trustees of Athens female academy in the county of Limestone;" and

'An act to authorize Gilbert D. Taylor, to emancipate certain slaves therein named;’ all of which originated in this House.

A communication was also received from the Governor, by Mr. Pleasants, which was in writing and is as follows:


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Executive Department, December 9, 1822

Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives:

I have received the resignation of John Moseley Esquire, Judge of the county Court of Lawrence county; and also, the resignation of John M. Chapman, Judge of the county Court of Covington county.

ISRAEL PICKENS.

An engrossed bill entitled "an act to alter and extend the boundaries of Wilcox county," was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the words "a bill" to be entitled be striken out. Ordered, That the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

Ordered, That a bill, to be entitled "an act to establish the 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," be laid on the table.

An engrossed bill, to be entitled "an act to reduce the fees of certain officers therein named," was read a second time. Mr. Sanders moved that the further consideration of the said bill be indefinitely postponed; which was lost,- Yeas 9- Nays 42.

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

Mr. Abercrombie

Gayle

Harvey

Leake

Thompson- 9.

Fitz

Harris of B.

Kennedy

Sanders

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Speaker

Dulaney

Hunter of C.

Merriwether

Shortridge

      Adams, Adair

Durrett

Hubbard

Montgomery

Taylor

      Barclay

Davis

Hallett

Martin

Terrell

      Bailey

Edmondson

Hardwicke

McClung

Wallace

      Browne

Fitzpatrick

Hill

Rutherford

Winston

      Browning

Farrar

Jones

Riviere

Weissinger

      Crenshaw

Fearn Ford

Jackson

Rather

Williams

      Coleman

Harris of W.

Mead

Skinner

Young- 42

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

"An act to prevent immoral and disorderly conduct at places of religious worship;”

"An act to incorporate the town of Ashville, in the county of St. Clair;”

"An act to organize the counties of Covington and Pike;”

"An act for the relief of Henry Stokes and others;”

"An act to authorize the administrators of John Ellis, deceased, to sell and convey certain real estate;”

"An act authorizing the administrators of William Nelson, deceased, to sell certain real estate, therein mentioned;”

"An act for the relief of purchasers of lots at the first sales in the town of Cahawba;”

"An act divorcing Robert Bransford from his wife Jane Bransford;”

And "An act to incorporate the Huntsville Fire Engine company.”

And then the House adjourned till to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.