Wednesday, December 27, 1826.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Davis of Fr. from the military committee, to whom was referred the petition of the officers of the 18th regiment Alabama militia, reported a bill to be entitled an act to authorize a more equal division of the 17th and 18th regiments of militia in the county of Tuscaloosa; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Davis of Fr. from the military committee, to whom was referred the petition of Luke Howard and others, praying to be furnished with arms to equip a volunteer company of infantry, reported, that a bill is in progress in this House to make a general distribution of the public arms of this state; and beg leave to be discharged from the other consideration thereof; which was granted.

Mr. Davis of Fr. from the military committee to whom was referred the letter of Col. Bradford to his Excellency, on the subject of arms to equip a volunteer Corps; Reported that a bill is now progressing in this House on the subject of a general distribution of the public arms of this state, and ask leave to be discharged from the further consideration of the same, which was granted.


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Mr. Davis of Fr. from the military committee to whom was referred the petition of Joel D. Harris and others, praying to be furnished with arms to equip a corps of cavalry; Reported that a bill is pending before this House on the subject of a general distribution of the public arms of this State and beg leave to be discharged from the further consideration of the same, which was granted. Mr. Davis of Fr. from the military committee to whom was referred a communication from his Excellency, on the subject of petitions from various volunteer corps requesting to be furnished with arms from the arsenal of the state: have had the same under consideration, and ask leave to be discharged from the further consideration of the same, which was granted.

On motion of Mr. Bridges, Resolved, that the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so changing the times of holding the circuit courts in the first and second circuits, that the courts may not set in the counties of Marengo and Wilcox at the same time.

Mr. Benson from the select committee to whom was referred a memorial to the Congress of the United States, requesting further relief to the purchasers of public lands, reported the same with sundry amendments, the said memorial was then read a second time as amended and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Broadnax from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of the citizen of a certain township therein named: reported a bill to be entitled an act, to authorize the school commissions of the seventeenth township of range thirteen to lease the sixteenth section in said township, which was read a first time, and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was read a second time forthwith, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Perry offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the military committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of abolishing the present system of militia musters; and establish in lieu thereof, a system by which all the efficient militia shall be required to assembly for six lays at their respective court houses, once in each year, for the purpose of instruction, with leave to report by bill or otherwise; which was lost.

Mr. Ross from the committee on accounts to whom was referred a resolution instructing them to inquire into the expediency of revising and amending the laws of this state, in relation to accounts and claims, so as plainly to distinguish between accounts payable out of the state and county treasuries: Reported that it is inexpediency to legislate upon that subject, and ask leave to be discharged from the further consideration thereof: Ordered that the House disagree to the report of the committee: Ordered that the said resolution be referred to a select committee: whereupon Messrs. Mead, Johnson and Lawler, were appointed said committee.  Ordered that the House be adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.