Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1823.

A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Crabb, informing this House, that they had read a third time and passed, bills and resolutions of the following titles, to wit:

'An act to empower the county court of  Tuskaloosa to appoint a jury to view a public road leading form the south end of market street in the town of Tuskaloosa;' 'An act to regulate proceedings in chancery suits;'


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'An act to extend the time of payment and to secure a certain sum of money due to this state from John M. Taylor;'

'An act authorizing Wm. Breedlove to sell certain real estate therein named, and for other purposes;' 'An act authorizing the legal representative of R. H. Draugeon to dispose of certain real estate therein named;'

'An act for the relief of Ed. Freeman tax collector of Baldwin county;'

'Resolution authorizing the tax collector of Madison county, to pay into the Planters' and Merchants' Bank at Huntsville, a sum of money under the direction of the Comptroller;'

'An act concerting the Council o the town of Belle Fonte;'

'An act to carry into effect the laws of the United States, prohibiting the slave trade;' 'Resolutions relative to the dividing line between this state and the state of Georgia;'

'An act for the relief of the tax collector of the county of Mobile;'

'An act to repeal all laws requiring hands to work on navigable streams;'

The two latter of which they have amended; and in which amendments they desire the concurrence of this house.

Also, that they insist on their amendment to the bill, entitled 'An act divorcing certain persons therein named.'

Also, that they disagree to the amendment made by this house, to the bill, entitled 'an act concerning the printing, binding and disposal of the Digest of the statute laws of the state of Alabama;' Also, that they concur in the amendment made by this house to the 5th section of said bill.

Mr. Barclay, from the select committee to whom was referred a resolution of this house directing them to enquire into the expediency of proposing any alteration or amendment to any part or parts of the constitution of this state: Reported, that they conceive that the resolution introduced by Mr. Pope, proposing certain changes in the constitution, supercedes the necessity of any additional report.

Ordered, that the house concur in the said report.

Ordered, that this house concur in the amendments made by the sen to bills of the following titles, to wit:

'An act for the relief of the tax collectors of Mobile county;' and

'An act to repeal all laws requiring hands to work on navigable stream;'

A message was received from the Governor by Mr. Pleasants, secretary of state, notifying this house, that the Governor did, on the 30th inst. approve and sign, 'An act to establish a public road from Ditto's landing to Marston Mead's in Blount county;'

'An act to define & make plain the western boundary line of Blount county;'

'An act for the relief of the tax collector of Lawrence county for the year 1821.'

'An act to alter the boundaries of Perry county;'

'An act to authorize John R. B. Eldridge to sell certain slaves therein designated;'

'An act concerning writs of error coram vobis;'

'An act supplementary to an act to establish the seat of justice in the county of Shelby, and for other purposes;'

'An act to establish a certain road therein named;'

'An act to authorize the Judges of the county courts and commissioners of roads and revenue to make an allowance therein named;'

'An act to incorporate the Jefferson Academy in the town of Elyton and for other purposes;'

'An act authorizing Elisha Thomas and Davis Gurley and their associates to turnpike a road therein designated;' and on the 31st inst.

'An act to revise consolidate and amend the several acts relative to the militia of this state;' 'Resolutions concerning purchasers of lots in Cahawba;' 'Memorial to Congress in relation to the public lands;'


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'An act to authorize the Treasurer of this state to receive a sum of money therein mentioned;'

'An act to provide for the election of Justices of the Peace & Constables;'

'An act to legalize the election of certain officers in Decatur county;'

'An act to repeal an act entitled an act incorporating the town of Jackson, in Clarke county;'

'An act relative to turnpike roads;'

'An act to amend an act to authorize the Catholic congregation of christians in the city of Mobile to sell certain real estate therein named, and for other purposes;' 'An act to authorize the Judge of the county court of Mobile county to purchase a lot of ground for the purpose of erecting thereon the public buildings of said county;'

'An act for the relief of Sarah Strother, administratrix of the estate of George H. Strother, deceased;'

'An act to exempt certain persons therein named from serving in the militia of this state;'

'An act for the preservation of the several court houses within this state;'

'An act to authorize a levy of a county tax in St. Clair county, for the purpose of building a court house;'

'An act to appoint commissioners for the superintendence of the public buildings in the counties of Franklin and Lawrence;' and

'Resolutions authorizing commissioners to establish a road leading from the city of Mobile to the line of the state of Mississippi;'

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 provide for leasing the 16th sections, and for the application of the funds arising therefrom to the purposes of education;'

'An act to carry into effect the laws of the United States prohibiting the salve trade;'

'An act authorizing the legal representative of R. B. Draughon to dispose of certain real estate therein named;'

'Resolutions defining more particularly the boundary lines of certain counties therein mentioned, and for other purposes;'

'Resolution for the relief of M. D. Thomason,'

'An to empower the county court of Tuskaloosa to appoint a jury to view a public road, leading from the south end of Market-street in the town of Tuskaloosa;'

'An act to extend the time of payment, and secure a certain sum of money due this state from John M. Taylor;'

'An act to provide for drawing petit jurors to serve in the circuit courts of the county of Dallas;' 'An act making appropriations for the payment of certain claims against the state;'

Resolutions relative to the dividing line between this state and the state of Georgia;' 'An act to repeal in  part  an act passed the 15th Dec. 1821, concerning Col. Samuel Dale:'

'Memorial to the General Assembly of the state of Alabama;'

'Memorial to the Congress of the United States, to procure further relief to the purchasers of public lands in this state;'

'An act to authorize the administrator of John Turrentine, and the administratrix and administrator of William Lambkin, deceased, to sell certain tracts of land therein designated;'

'Resolutions requiring the tax collector of Madison county to pay into the Planters' and Merchants's Bank of Huntsville, a certain sum when directed by the Comptroller so to do;'

'An act concerning the council of the town of Belle Fonte;'

'An act for the relief of Ed. Freeman, late tax collector of Baldwin co.;'

'An act to set apart a separate fund for the support of the poor in each


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county;' and 'An act to authorize Wm. Breedolve to sell certain real estate therein named, and for other purposes;'

Ordered, that this house recede for their disagreement to the amendment made by the senate, to the bill, entitled 'An act divorcing certain persons therein named.'

Ordered, that a committee of conference be appointed on the part of this house, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the senate, on the disagreement between the two houses, on a bill, entitled

'An act concerning the printing, binding and disposal of the Digest of the statute laws of the state of Alabama:' Whereupon, Messrs, Pope, Crenshaw and Jackson were appointed said committee.

On motion of Mr. Adair, (Mr. McClung being in the chair,) Resolved, unanimously, that the thanks of this house be presented the Hon. A.P. Bagby, speaker, for the able, impartial and dignified manner in which he has discharged the arduous duties of the chair, during the present session.

A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Dick, one of their clerks, informing this House, that they had appointed on their part, Messrs. Moore, McCamy, and McVay, a committee to confer with the committee on the part of this house on the disagreement between both houses in relation to the bill, entitled 'An act concerning the printing, binding and disposal of the Digest of the statute law of the state of Alabama.'

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

'An act to regulate proceeding in Chancery suits;' and 'An act to repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act to regulate elections, & c. passed at Huntsville, Dec. 16th 1819.' 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 this house, entitled 'An act to make appropriations for certain claims against the state;' which they have amended, and in which amendments they desire the concurrence of this house.

Also, that they concur in the amendments made by this House, to the amendment made by the Senate, to the bill; entitled 'an act for the relief of the tax collector of the county of Mobile;' and that they had amended the amendment of this House; in which they desire the concurrence of this House.  Also, that they had read a third time and passed, a resolution, originating in this House, authorizing Matthew D. Thomason to take charge of the state house, and furniture belonging to the same;' in which they desire the concurrence of this House.

Ordered, that this house concur in the amendments made by the senate to bills of the following titles, to wit:

An act to make appropriations for the payment of certain claims; against the state; An act for the relief of the tax collector of Mobile;

Resolution, from the Senate, authorizing M. D. Thomason to take charge of the state house, and the furniture belonging to the same; was read three times amended, and passed.  Ordered, that the senate be acquainted therewith.

Mr. Pope, from the joint committee, appointed to confer on the disagreement of the two houses on the bill, entitled 'an act concerning the printing, binding, and disposal of the digest of the statute laws of the state of Alabama.' reported as follows: to insert 'fifteen hundred dollars.' which was stricken out by the House of Representatives in said bill for the purpose of inserting 'nineteen hundred and ninety dollars:' and have agreed to add the following proviso, at the end of the first section of said bill: 'Provided, that nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent the next Legislature from making any additional compensation, that they


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may deem just and proper.'  Ordered, that the house concur in said report.

A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Lyon their secretary, informing this house, that they concur in the report of the committee of conference on the bill, entitled 'an act concerning the printing, binding, and disposal of the digest of the statute laws of the state of Alabama.'

Ordered, that this house recede from their amendment to said bill.

Mr. Williams from the joint committee appointed to wait on the Governor, and inform him that the two houses have gone through their business; and if he has no further communication to make to them, are now ready to adjourn sine die- reported, that said committee had performed that service, and received for answer that the had no further communication to make.

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 this house, entitled 'an act to make appropriations for the year 1823;' to which they had made various amendments; in which they desire the concurrence of this house.  Also, they concur in the amendments made by this house, to the resolution authorizing Matthew D. Thomason to take charge of the state house, and the furniture belonging to the same.

A communication was received from the Governor, by Mr. Pleasants, secretary of state, notifying this house, that the Governor did, on this day, approve and sign,

An act to empower the county court of Tuskaloosa to appoint a jury to view a road, leading from the south end of Market street in the town of Tuskaloosa; An act to authorize William Breedlove to sell certain real estate therein named, and for other purposes; An act for the relief of Edmund Freeman, late tax collector of Baldwin county; An act to set apart a separate fund for the support of the poor in each county; An act requiring the tax collector of Madison, to pay into the Planters' and Merchants' bank of Huntsville, a certain sum, when directed by the comptroller to do so; An act concerning the council of the town of Belle Fonte; An act to authorize the administrator of John Turrentine, & the administratrix & administrator of William Lambkin, deceased, to sell certain tracts of land therein designated; Memorial to the Congress of the United States to procure a further relief to the purchasers of public lands;  An act to extend the time of payment, and secure a certain sum of money due this state by John M. Taylor; Memorial of the General Assembly of the state of Alabama; An act authorizing the legal representatives of Robert H. Draughan, deceased, to dispose of certain real estate therein named: An act to carry into effect the laws of the United States, prohibiting the slave trade; An act to provide for leading the 16th sections, and for the application of the fund arising therefrom to the purposes of education; An at respecting the navigation of  Limestone rive, in Limestone county;' 'An act divorcing certain person therein named;'

'Resolutions relative to the dividing line between this state and the state of Georgia;' and 'An act to regulate proceedings in chancery suites;' Mr. Adair introduced a joint resolution concerning the manuscript digest of the statutes of this state, which was read three several times & passed.

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

Ordered, that this house disagree to the amendment made by the senate to the bill, entitled 'an act making appropriations for the year 1823;' by striking out the word 'forty' in the fourth section thereof, and insert-


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ing in lieu thereof, the words 'four hundred.'  Ordered, that the House concur in the remainder of the amendments to said bill

A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Lyon, their secretary, informing this house, that the senate recede from their amendment to the four ???????      of a bill, entitled 'an act to make appropriations for the year 1823,  Also, that they had read a third time and passed a resolution concerning the manuscript digest of the statutes of this state.

Mr. Pope, from the committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that said committee had examined, & found correctly enrolled, bills of the following titles, to wit: 'An act to make appropriations for certain claims against the state;'

'Resolutions concerning the manuscript digest of the statute of this state;'

'Resolution to provide for the safe-keeping of the State House, & public furniture:' 'An act to make appropriations for the year 1823;   'An act concerning the printing, binding, and disposal of the digest of the statute laws of the state of Alabama.'

On motion of Mr. Crenshaw, 'Resolved, that the senate be requested to assemble in the Representative Hall, instanter for the purpose of electing two persons; to act with such persons as may be appointed by the United States to run the dividing line between this state, and the state of Georgia, agreeably to a resolution of this general assembly,' Whereupon, Messrs. Crenshaw and Leake were appointed to convey said resolution to the senate.

A message was received from the senate, by Mr. Lyon, their secretary, informing this house, that they had postponed the further consideration of the above resolution until the first day of the next session of the general assembly.

On motion of Mr. Davis, 'Resolved, that a message be sent to the Senate, informing them that this house has completed the business before the, & are now ready to adjourn sine die.'

A communication was received from His Excellency, by Mr. Pleasants, secretary of state notifying this house, that the Governor did, on this day, approve and sign, 'An act for the relief of the tax-collectors of Mobile and Franklin;' 'Resolution concerning the manuscript digest of the statutes of this state;' 'An act to make appropriations for the payment of certain claims against the state;' and 'An act to make appropriations for the year 1823.'

A message was received from the Senate, by Mr. Casey, informing this house, that they have completed the business before them, and are now ready to adjourn sine die.

The Speaker then addressed the house in the following manner:

Gentlemen.  In contemplating the period which is not the only to terminate or present labours, but to separate us for a time, & many of us, in all human probability until we are summoned to appear at the General Assembly of the Universe, permit me to renew the assurances of the gratitude I feel towards you for the honor you have conferred upon me, in calling me to preside over the deliberations of this honourable body; and for the generous support you have yielded me in discharging the duties of that station.  It will be to me a source of undiminishing consolation to reflect, that although upon many subjects we have been divided by an honest difference of opinion, yet our proceedings have been marked by that spirite of harmony and those good feelings which are so essentially necessary to the successful deliberations of the legislative bodies.

Gentlemen, in whatever manner it may please Divine Providence to dispose of my future days, you will always carry with you my best wishes for your individual happiness, and the prosperity of our common country, and returning to the great body of the people, the only legitimate source of power, under our happy form of government, it is my ardent wish, that you may receive, as the reward of your meritorious labours the cheering plaudit of "Well done, good and faithful servant."

Mr. Adair then moved, that this house do now adjourn sine die; which was carried.

The Speaker then announced, that this house stands adjourned sine die.

A.P. BAGBY,

Speaker of the House of Representatives,

Attest,

NATHANIEL DODSON,

Clerk of the House of Representatives.