Tuesday, November 19, 1822.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Hunter and Mr. Taylor, members from Conecuh, appeared, were qualified, and took their seats.

On motion of Mr. Hardwick, resolved that a message be sent to the senate to inform them, that a quorum of this House if assembled and have appointed Arthur P. Bagby, one of the Representatives, from Monroe county, speaker.  Nathaniel Dodson, clerk and William T. Gamble, doorkeeper, and are now ready to proceed to business.

Whereupon, Messrs. Hardwick and Leake were appointed to convey the said resolution to the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Leake, Resolved, that a committee of three persons be appointed on the part of this House, to act with such committee as may be appointed by the senate, to superintend the procuring stationary for the use of the Legislature during the present session.

Whereupon, Messrs. Leake, clay and Crenshaw were appointed on the part of this House.

Mr. Morton presented the petition of Gilbert D. Taylor, praying the emancipation of certain slaves therein named; which was received and referred to a select committee.

Whereupon, Messrs. Morton, Hallett and Edmondson were appointed said committee.

Mr. Morton obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled “An Act to alter the mode of voting in elections by the people;” which was read a first time, and ordered for second reading on Saturday next.

The House then adjourned till this day 12 o ‘clock.

The House met pursuant to adjournment, and adjourned ‘till 3 o’clock this evening.

Evening Session.

Mr. Fitzpatrick, a member from Autauga, appeared was qualified and took his seat.

The following message was received from the Senate, by Mr. Bibb: Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the House of Representatives,

I am instructed by the Senate to inform your honorable body, that they have convened, ad elected Mr. Nicholas Davis, president thereof, Francis S. Lyon, secretary, and Matthew D. Thomason, door keeper, and are ready to proceed to business: and then he withdrew.

The following message was received from the Senate by Mr. Lyon, their secretary.

Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the House of Representatives:

I am instructed to inform your honorable body, that the Senate have adopted the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be a committee of two members of this House appointed, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, to wait on the Governor, and inform His Excellency, that the Houses are now organized, and ready to receive any communication he may please to make: - and have appointed on their part, Messrs. McVay and More: in which resolution they desire your concurrence.

Ordered, That the House concur in the said resolution.

Ordered, That the Senate be acquainted therewith.

Whereupon, Messrs. Morton and Davis were appointed a committee on the part of this House.


On motion of Mr. Crenshaw, Resolved, that the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of continuing the present county court system, and to report to this house by bill or otherwise.

Pursuant to the resolution of yesterday, the speaker reported the following standing committees.

A judiciary committee, consisting of Messrs. Crenshaw, McClung, Gayle, Shortridge, Oliver, Pope, Farrar, Adair, Martin, Harris, of Wilcox, and Clay.

A military committee, consisting of Messrs. Farrar, Adair, Thompson, Sanders, Hunter of Tuskaloosa and Gayle.

A committee on ways and means, consisting of Messrs. Gayle, Hallett, Morton, Williams, Clay and Oliver.

A committee on schools, colleges and universities and school and university land consisting of Messrs. Fearn, Merriwether, Montgomery, Fitz, Norwood, Pope, Skinner and Farrar.

A committee of privileges and elections, consisting of Messrs. Abercrombie, Rather and Skinner.

A committee on enrolled bills, consisting of Messrs. Pope, Leake, Hunt, and Harris of Wilcox.

A committee of propositions and grievances, consisting of Messrs. Edmondson, Leake, Weissinger, and Ford.

A committee on Inland navigation, consisting Messrs. Terrill, Rutherford, Jackson, Reviere and Wallace.

A committee on roads, bridges, ferries, &c. consisting of Messrs. Mead, Harris, of Baldwin, Coleman, Davis, Harvey, and Adams.

A committee on county boundaries consisting of Messrs. Brown, Bailey, Jones, Barclay, Kennedy, Browning and Hill.

A committee on divorce and alimony, consisting of Messrs. Leake, Winston, Hardwick, Reviere and Young.

A committee on accounts consisting of Messrs. Hallett, Hubbard, and Hunt.

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