Friday morning, January 12th, 1827.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Moore of Jackson, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that said committee had examined and found to be correctly enrolled bills which originated in this House, of the following titles, viz: an act to repeal an act incorporating the town of Rodney in Washington county; an act to repeal in part an act entitled an act to appoint commissioners to lay out two roads leading from the ford on Line creek, the one to Coffeeville, the other to Tuscaloosa, passed December 31st, 1822; an act to require additional services to be performed by the Judge of the first judicial circuit in this state; an act amendatory to an act passed on the 14th January, 1826, entitled an act to authorize William H. Ragsdale and his associates to turnpike a road therein specified; an act to exempt the members of the hook and ladder company in the city of Mobile from militia and patrol duty, and for other purposes; memorial to the Congress of the United States, asking permission for the trustees of the university of Alabama to select other lands in lieu of those herein described: an act to revive a certain act herein named; and an act to amend an act entitled an act for the more effectual preservation of personal liberty; an ac to pay officers for taking prisoners from one county to another in this state; an act to incorporate the Rocky Mount academy in Autauga county; and, an act to reduce into one the several acts concerning roads, bridges, ferries, and highways.  Mr. Moore from Jackson, from the committee on the state bank, to which was referred a resolution instructing said committee to inquire into the expediency of so amending the charter of the bank, that persons borrowing and having borrowed money from counties which have received their quota shall have until the first day of April in each year to pay said monies, reported, that because it is in their opinion too late to pass a law to effect debts already contracted, and because the General Assembly will sit again in time to aid persons hereafter contracting debtors with the bank have considered tat it is necessary to amend the charter as contemplated by said resolution at this time.  Ordered that said report be concurred in.

Mr. Moore of Jackson, from the committee on the state bank, to which was referred a resolution requiring said committee to inquire into the expediency of passing a law appointing a board of inquiry in each county to examine into the solvency of subscribers to notes offered to said bank to b discounted; reported, that because under the present regulation the president and directors are alone responsible for the solvency of persons contracting debs with the bank, and on that account will act more cautiously, than they would do if by the passage of such a law as is contemplated in said resolution, the responsibility was in part remo-

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ved from themselves to the said board of inquiry, and that it is inexpedient to legislate on that subject.  In which report the House concurrence.

Mr. Johnson, moved that the house reconsider a vote given on yesterday on the subject of the memorial to the congress of the United states, entitled, engrossed resolution (from the Senate) instructing our Senators and Representatives in Congress on the subject of authorizing the sale of sections numbered sixteen reserved for the use of schools in this state, he having voted in the majority in the rejection of the same; which was carried.  And the same was then put among the orders of the day.

Mr. Craig, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that they have examined found to be correctly enrolled, bills of the following titles viz: an act for the relief of John McGrew; an act making it the duty of the comptroller of pub accounts to lay before both House of the General Assembly annually, in the 1st week of its session a fair expose of the disbursements made from the contingent fund; an act relative to certain officers in Fayette county; an act to authorize the Mobile school commissioners to raise a sum of money by lottery; an act to repeal in part an act passed at St. Stephens, February 10th, 1818, incorporating the St. Stephens steam boat company; an act for the relief of James w. Armstrong; resolutions authorizing the Governor to offer the university lands in Shelby and Bibb counties for sale on the third Monday in February next; report and resolutions in relation to the system for the  disposal of the public lands and to the unsettled land claims in this state: all of which originated in the Senate: an act supplementary to the several acts now in force, first passed 31st Dec. 1822, and the second Dec. 24th, 1824; an act to authorize a levy of a county tax for the county of Covington; an act to authorize Edward Calvert to sell and convey a certain land certificate; an act to establish a road from Montevallo to Greensborough; an act to incorporate the town of Pikeville; an act amendatory of the laws now in force on the subject of bail in civil cases; an act providing for the compensation of B. B. Breedin; an act to authorize the judge of the county court and commissioners of roads and revenue of the county of Shelby to alter a certain road therein named; an act for the relief of Grantland and Robinson; an act organizing the 12th regimen  of militia in St. Clair county; an act amendatory to an act entitled an act to class and fix the price of the university lands, passed January 13th, 1826; a resolution to remove the injunction of secrecy imposed on the joint committee appointed to examine the state bank: which have originated in this House. A message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon their secretary.

Mr. Speaker- The senate concur in the several amendments made by your hon. body to the bill entitled an act to incorporate the muscle shoals canal company.  They disagree to the amendments made by your honorable body the bill entitled an act to establish a road from Elyton to Montevallo, reducing the tolls provided for in said bill as it passed the Senate.  They concur in the amendment made to said bill.  They have passed a bill which originated in the House of Representatives entitled an act to prohibit the importation of slaves into this state for sale or hire and have amended the same in the manner herewith reported: in which they desire your concurrence.  And then he withdrew.

Ordered, that this House insist on the amendments made by them to the act to establish a road from Elyton to Montevallo: Ordered that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Ordered, that this House concur in the amendments made by the Senate to the bill to be entitled an act to prohibit the importation of slaves into this state for sale or hire, by inserting in the first section, after the word 'each' the words 'negro so brought in;' and by striking out the word 'offence.'  also by striking out the second section of the bill, and inserting another second section in lieu thereof.  Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Acklen moved to take up from the table the bill to be entitled an act to alter the punishment of forgery and counterfeiting; which was lost.


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Ordered that the House concur in the amendment made by the Senate to the bill to be entitled an act to vest in the county court of Covington county the powers heretofore exercised by the commissioners of said county, and for other purposes; by striking therefrom the second section.  Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the senate therewith.

Ordered, that this House concur in the amendment made by the Senate to the bill entitled an act concerning the 16th section, herein mentioned, by striking out in the fifth line of the first section, the word 'ten' and inserting in lieu thereof the word 'twenty' Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Ordered, that this House concur in the amendments made by the Senate to the bill entitled an act to amend an act concerning the town of Tuscumbia, by striking out in the second section and eighteenth line, the word 'one,' and inserting in lieu thereof the word 'three.'  By striking out in the second section and 21st line, the word 'publication' and inserting in lieu thereof the words 'public auction,' and also by adding a proviso at the end of the second section. Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The engrossed bill from the Senate to be entitled an ct for the relief of Daniel Ayers, was read a first time.  Mr. McClung, moved that the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed; which was carried.

Mr. McVay of Laud moved to take up from the table a bill from the Senate to be entitled an act to procure surveys plans and estimates, in relation to certain objects of internal improvement within this state; which was carried- Yeas 28, nays 23.

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

Mr. Acklen

Edmondson

McClung

Neill

Smith of Mad.

Bell

Ellis

Moore of Mad.

Parham

Sims

Bradford

Edwards

Moore of Jack.

Powell

Williams

Craig

Exum

McVay of Laud.

Ross

Whitfield-28

Coe

Fluker

McVay of Law.

Raney

 

Davis of Fr.

Heard

Mead

Smith of Laud.

 

Those who voted in the negative are,

Mr. Speaker

Barclay

Dennis

Lawler

Terry

Ambrister

Crenshaw

Duke

Massey

Weissinger

Benson

Coopwood

Greening

Perkins

Walthall-23

Brown

Davis of Jack.

Johnson

Pickens

 

Bradnax

Dale

Jones

Smith of Hen.

 

A bill to be entitled an act to secure additional lots for the erection of the state capitol and provide compensation of the site thereof, was read a second time. Mr. Perkins moved to amend the same by adding thereto an additional section., numbered three; which was carried.  The rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being suspended, four fifths of the members present voting in the affirmative, the bill was ordered to be read a third tie to day as soon as engrossed, and to be engrossed forthwith.

Mr. Ross offered the following resolution: Resolved, that a committee be appointed on the part of this House to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on his Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the two Houses of the General Assembly will be ready to adjourn sine die on tomorrow, if he has no further communications to make; which was adopted: whereupon, Messrs. Ross, Broadnax and Edmondson, were appointed said committee.  Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Moore of Madison, from the select committee, to whom was referred the engrossed bill form the Senate to be entitled an act to improve the navigation of Flint river in Madison county, reported the same with the following amendments thereof, to wit: in section 4 strike out 'five' and insert 'seven:' in section 6 strike out 'fifty-eight,' and insert 'forth-seven' in section 7 strike out 'two,' and insert 'three;' same section after the word President insert 'Directors:'


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strike out his in the same line, and insert 'their,' and add 's' to the word 'office,' immediately following; also strike out he word 'another' and insert 'their successors:' in section 10,  strike out 'at all times' and insert, 'during the ordinary stages of water:' also by adding thereto an additional section to come in after the twelfth section.  Ordered, that the House concur in said report, and adopt said, amendments; the bill was then passed.  Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

On motion of Mr. Davis of Frank the engrossed resolutions from the Senate entitled engrossed resolutions relative to the militia laws of this state, were read a third time and passed.  Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. The engrossed resolution from the Senate, authorizing the money of the university, now in the treasury, to be vested in state stock, was read a first time; and the rule, requiring bills to be read on three several days being suspended, four fifths of the members present voting in the affirmative, the resolution was read a second time forthwith.  Mr. Greening offered as an amendment to the resolution, an additional section numbered two which was adopted; and the rule requiring bills, and resolutions to be read on three several days, being further suspended as aforesaid, it was read a third time forthwith, and passed- yeas 44, Nays 3.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are Mr. Speaker, Acklen, Ambrister, Benson, Brown, Broadnax, Bell, Bradford, Barclay, Crenshaw, Coopwood, Davis of Fr. Davis of Jack. Dale, Dennis, Duke, Edmondson, Ellis, Exum, Fluker, Greening, Heard, Johnson, Jones, Lawler, Moore of Mad. Moore of Jack. McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Mead, Massey, Neill, Perkins, Pickens, Powell, Raney, Smith of H. Smith of Laud. Smith of Mad. Sims, Terry, Williams, Weissinger, Walthall, Whitfield- 44.

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Craig, Coe, McClung- 3.

Ordered, that the title thereof be amended by adding, 'and for other purposes.' Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon their secretary.  Mr. Speaker- The Senate recede from their disagreement to the amendment made by your honorable body to the bill entitled an act to establish a road from Elyton to Montevallo.  They have passed a bill which originated in their House entitled an act more effectually to enable the president and directors of the bank of the state of Alabama, to judge of the solvency of applicants for discounts at said bank: in which, they desire your concurrence.  And then he withdrew.

Mr. Barclay moved that the judiciary committee be discharged form the further consideration of the engrossed bill from the Senate, entitled an act more effectually to prevent breaches of the peace; which was carried.  The bill was then placed among the orders of the day.

Engrossed bill from the Senate, entitled an act more effectually to enable the president and directors of the bank of the state of Alabama, to judge of the solvency of applicants for discounts at said bank, was read a first time.  Mr. Johnson then moved that said bill lie on the table till the fourth day of July next; which was carried.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled an act to procure surveys, plans and estimates, in relation to certain objects of internal improvement within this state, was read a third time; and the question being put, shall this bill pass?  it was determined in the negative- Yeas 14, Nays 37.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are Mr. Craig, Coe, Edmondson, Ellis, Exum, Heard, McClung, McVay of Laud. Perkins, Powell, Raney, Roberts, Smith of Laud. Whitfield- 14.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Mr. Speaker, Acklen, Ambrister, Benson, Brown, Broadnax, Bell, Bradford, Brasher, Barclay, Crenshaw, Coopwood, Davis of Frank. Davis of Jack. Dale, Dennis, Duke, Edwards, Fluker, Greening, Johnson, Jones, Lawler, Moore of


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Mad. Moore of Jack. McVay of Law. Mead, Massey, Neill, Pickens, Parham, Smith of Hen. Smith of Mad. Sims, Terry, Williams Weissinger- 37.

The engrossed bill from the Senate entitled an act more effectually to prevent breaches of the peace, being on its section reading- Mr. Greening moved that the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed; which was carried - Yeas 29, Nays 22.

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

Mr. Speaker

Ellis

Jones

Neill

Roberts

Acklen

Edwards

Lawler

Perkins

Smith of Hen.

Benson

Exum

McClung

Pickens

Terry

Crenshaw

Fluker

Moore of Mad.

Parham

Weissinger

Davis of Jack

Greening

Moore of Jack.

Ross

Whitfield- 29

Dale

Heard

Mead

Raney

 

Those who voted in the negative are,

Mr. Ambrister

Brasher

Davis of Fr.

McVay of Laud.

Smith of Mad.

Brown

Barclay

Dennis

McVay of Law.

Williams- 22

Broadnax

Craig

Duke

Massey

 

Bell

Coe

Edmondson

Powell

 

Bradford

Coopwood

Johnson

Smith of Laud.

 

Engrossed resolution from the Senate, instructing our Senators and Representatives in Congress on the subject of authorizing the sale of the sections No. 16, reserved for the use of schools in this state- Mr. Johnson moved to amend the first paragraph with the following proviso:-

Provided further, that the inhabitants of each township first give their consent to the sale of the same;' which was adopted.  And the question being put, shall this resolution pass?  it was determined in the affirmative- Yeas 29, nays 24.

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

Mr. Speaker

Dale

Greening

Neill

Smith of Hen.

Benson

Dennis

Johnson

Perkins

Terry

Brown

Duke

Jones

Pickens

Williams

Broadnax

Ellis

Lawler

Ross

Weissinger

Crenshaw

Edwards

Moore of Jack.

Raney

Whitfield- 29

Davis of Fr.

Fluker

Massey

Roberts

 

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Acklen

Barclay

Dupuy

Moore of Mad.

Powell

Ambrister

Craig

Edmondson

McVay of Laud.

Smith of Laud

Bell

Coe

Exum

McVay of Law

Smith of Mad.

Bradford

Coopwood

Heard

Mead

Sims- 24

Brasher

Davis of Jack.

McClung

Parham

 

Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

A message from the Governor by James I. Thornton, secretary of state.  Mr. Speaker- I am instructed by the Governor to inform your honorable body that the did on the 11th inst. approve and sign, bills of the following titles, to wit: an act to emancipate certain slaves therein named; an act to authorize the raising by lottery a sum of money for purposes therein specified; an act for the relief of Theophilus L. Toulmin, tax collector for the county of Mobile for the year 1822; an act reducing the price of the digest of the laws of Alabama; an act to incorporate the town of Russellville in the state of Alabama; and, an act better to provide for leasing the 16th section therein named: all of which originated in this House.  And then he withdrew.

Mr. Perkins obtained leave to introduce a joint resolution to provide for the safe keeping of the furniture belonging to the state, in the state house; which was read a first time; and the rule requiring bills and


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joint resolutions to be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was read a second time forthwith, and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Perkins, Davis of Fr. and Mead.

Engrossed bill to be entitled an act to secure additional lots for the erection of the state capitol, and provide compensation for the site thereof, was read a third time.  Mr. Williams moved to amend the bill by adding at the end of the first section thereof the following proviso: 'provided, that no money shall be drawn from the treasury for the payment of the lots to James Childress, until the title to other lots, which may be deemed necessary by the commissioners for the erection of the state capitol, can be secured to the state; which was lost- Yeas 14, nays 37.

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

Mr. Acklen

Coe

Ellis

Moore of Jac.

Raney

Ambrister

Davis of Ja.

Greening

Pickens

Williams-14

Bradford

Duke

Johnson

Parham

 

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Speaker

Coopwood

Heard

Mead

Sims Terry

Benson

Davis of Fr.

Jones

Massey

Weissinger

Brown

Dale

Lawler

Neill

Walthall

Broadnax

Dennis

McClung

Perkins

Whitfield

Bell Brasher

Dupuy

Moore of Mad.

Powell

Smith of Hen.

Crenshaw

Edwards

McVay of Lau.

Ross

Smith of La.

Craig

Exum

McVay of Law.

Roberts

Smith of Mad.-37

Mr. Ellis moved to amend the bill by adding at the end of the section the following proviso: 'provided, said commissioners shall not contract for or pay more than the sum of one thousand dollars for any one lot which they may think necessary for completing said site,' which was lost- Yeas 25, nays 26.

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

Mr. Speaker

Coopwood

Ellis

McVay of Laud.

Smith of Hen.

Ambrister

Davis of Jack.

Greening

McVay of Law.

Smith of Mad.

Benson

Dennis

Johnson

Pickens

Williams

Brown

Dupuy

McClung

Parham

Walthall

Coe

Duke

Moore of Jack.

Raney

Whitfield-25.

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Acklen

Barclay

Exum

Massey

Roberts

Broadnax

Craig

Heard Jones

Neill

Smith of Lau.

Bell

Davis of Fr.

Lawler

Perkins

Sims

Bradford

Dale

Moore of Mad.

Powell

Terry

Brasher

Edmondson

Mead

Ross

Weissinger-26

The question being put, shall this bill pass? it was determined in the affirmative- Yeas 44, nays 8.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are Mr. Speaker, Acklen, Benson, Brown, Broadnax, Bell, Bradford, Brasher, Barclay, Crenshaw, Craig, Coopwood, Davis of Frank. Dale, Dennis, Dupuy, Edmondson, Edwards, Exum, Greening, Heard, Johnson, Jones, Lawler, McClung, Moore of mad. Moore of Jack. McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Mead, Massey, Neill, Perkins, Powell, Ross, Roberts, Smith of Hen. Smith of Laud. Smith of Mad. Sims, Terry, Weissinger, Walthall, Whitfield- 44.

Those who voted in the negative are- Mr. Ambrister, Coe, Davis of Ja. Duke, Ellis, Parham, Raney, Williams-8.

Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid.  Ordered, that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

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Evening Session.  The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Moore of Jack. moved that the report of the select committee of the Senate, and the plan of the capitol therewith, which were sent by the Senate to this House, and reported as having been adopted by the Senate, be taken up; which was carried.  And the question was then put, shall this House concur in said report in relation to the state capitol, and adopt said plan?  and the same was determined in the affirmative- Yeas 45, nays 1.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are Mr. Speaker, Acklen, Ambrister, Benson, Brown, Broadnax, Bradford, Brasher, Barclay, Crenshaw, Craig, Coe, Coopwood, Davis of Fr. Davis of Jack. Dale, Dennis, Dupuy, Duke, Edmondson, Ellis, Edwards, Exum, Fluker, Heard, Harris, Jones, Lewis, McClung, Moore of Mad. Moore of Jack. McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massey, Neill, Pickens, Powell, Raney, Smith of Hen. Smith of Lau. Smith of Mad. Terry, Weissinger, Walthall, Whitfield- 45.

Those who voted in the negative are- Mr. Johnson-1.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon their secretary.

Mr. Speaker- The Senate have passed a bill which originated in the House of Representatives, entitled an act to raise a revenue for the support of government till otherwise altered by law, and have amended the same in the manner herewith shown: in which they desire your concurrence: also, an act to authorize the school commissioners of the 17th township, in range thirteen, to lease the sixteenth section in township, and have amended the same by adding thereto two additional sections: in which they desire your concurrence.  They concur in the amendment made by your honorable body to the resolution authorizing the money of the university now in the treasury to be vested in state stock; also the amendments made by the House of Representatives to the resolution instructing our Senators and Representatives in Congress on the subject of authorizing the sale of sections numbered sixteen, reserved for the use of schools in this state.  They also concur in the resolution of your honorable body appointing a committee on you part, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on the Governor, and inform him that the two houses of the General Assembly will be ready to adjourn, sine die, on tomorrow, if he has no further communication to make, and have appointed on their part Messrs. Sullivan, Gaines and Jackson.  And then he withdrew. Ordered, that this House concur in the amendments made by the Senate to the engrossed bill to be entitled an act to raise a revenue for the support of government until otherwise altered by law, in adding a proviso to the end of the first section of the bill: in striking out the tax of 'one dollar' on saddle houses in the third section of the bill, and inserting in lieu thereof 'fifty cents:' in striking out the words 'for every race horse ten dollars,' and adding the word 'racing' after the word 'for' at the end of the second line from the top of the second page of the bill, so as to impose a tax of 'fifty cents' for every horse kept exclusively for 'racing, the saddle, or pleasure carriage,' &c.

Ordered, that the House concur in the amendment made by the Senate, by striking out '50 cents,' the tax on silver and other watches, and inserting '25 cents'- Yeas 37, nays 16.

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Mr. Speaker

Craig Coe

Edmondson

McVay of Laud.

Smith of Laud.

Ambrister

Coopwood

Ellis

Mead

Sims

Benson

Davis of Fr.

Edwards

Massey

Terry

Brown

Davis of Jack.

Exum

Pickens

Williams

Broadnax

Dale

Greening

Powell

Weissinger

Bell

Dupuy

Johnson

Ross Raney

Walthall

Barclay

Duke

Lewis

Smith of Hen.

Whitfield- 37.

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Acklen

Crenshaw

Harris

McClung

McVay of Law.

Bradford

Dennis Fluker

Jones

Moore of Mad.

Perkins

Brasher

Heard

Lawler

Moore of Jac.

Smith of Mad- 16

Ordered, that the House concur in the amendment made by the Senate to the bill by striking out '65 cents.' the tax on negroes over ten and under sixty years old, and insert '56 1 4 cents'- Yeas 35, nays 19.

The yeas and nays being desired- those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. Speaker

Coe

Edmondson

Lewis

Smith of Hen.

Ambrister

Coopwood

Edwards

McVay of Laud.

Smith of Laud.

Benson

Davis of Fr.

Exum

McVay of Law.

Sims

Broadnax

Dale

Greening

Pickens

Weissinger

Bell

Dupuy

Heard

Powell

Walthall

Craig

Duke

Johnson

Raney

Whitfield- 35

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Acklen

Crenshaw

Jones

Moore of Ja.

Ross

Bradford

Dennis

Lawler

Mead

Smith of Mad.

Brasher

Ellis

McClung

Neill

Williams-19

Barclay

Harris

Moore of Mad

Perkins

 

Ordered, that the House concur in the amendments made by the Senate to said bill, to wit: by striking out '20 cents,' the tax on slaves under ten, and inserting in lieu '15 cents:' by striking out 'one dollar,' the tax on every hundred dollars value of pleasure carriages, and inserting '60 cents:' by striking out 'twelve months,' the time within which a person whose real estate is sold for the taxes may redeem the same, and inserting 'two years:' and by striking out the 14th section of the bill.  Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Ordered, that the House concur in the amendments made by the senate to the bill entitled an act to authorize the school commissioners of the seventeenth township, of range thirteen, to lease the sixteenth section in said township, by adding thereto a proviso at the end of the fifth section, and by adding thereto an additional sixth section.  Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

And then the House adjourned till seven o'clock to-night.

Night Session.

The House met pursuant to adjournment at seven o'clock.

Mr. Moore of Mad moved to take up a bill to be entitled an act to authorize Benjamin S. Pope to convey a certain lot therein mentioned which was carried.  It was then read a second tie, and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, the bill was then taken as engrossed, and read a third time; and the question being put, shall this bill pass?  it was determined in the negative- Yeas 16, nays 28.

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


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Mr. Broadnax

Dale Ellis

Johnson

McVay of Lau.

Parham

Crenshaw

Heard

Jones

McVay of Law.

Ross

Davis of Fr.

Harris

Moore of Mad. Perkins

Smith of Mad.-16

 

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Speaker

Craig

Duke

Neill

Williams

Acklen

Coe

Fluker

Pickens

Weissinger

Ambrister

Coopwood

Greening

Raney

Walthall

Brown

Davis of Jack.

Lawler

Smith of Hen

Whitfield- 28

Bradford

Dennis

McClung

Sims

 

Brasher

Dupuy

Moore of Jack.

Terry

 

A message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon their secretary.

Mr. Speaker- The Senate have passed a bill which originated in the House of Representatives, entitled an act to establish certain election precincts therein named, and have amended the same by adding thereto two additional sections; in which they desire your concurrence: also, an act for the relief of Daniel Coleman of Washington; also, resolution for the preservation of the public arms of this state; also, an act to authorize Martha Brandon, Administratrix of Josiah K. Brandon, deceased, to sell and convey certain town lots in Tuscaloosa.  They have also passed, a memorial to the congress of the United States on the subject of a donation to the trustees of the La Fayette academy in the village of La Grange, which originated in the House of Representatives.

Ordered, that the House concur in the amendment made by the Senate to the bill entitled an at to establish certain election precincts therein named, by adding thereto two additional sections.  Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Acklen moved that the House take from the table a bill to be entitled an act altering the punishment of forgery and counterfeiting; which was lost.

Mr. Moore of Jack. moved to take up the table a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the city of Tuscaloosa, and to repeal an act incorporating the town of Tuscaloosa, passed 13th of December, 1819; which was lost.

Mr. Acklen again moved to take from the table a bill to be entitled an act altering the punishment of forgery and counterfeiting; which was carried- and placed among the orders of the day.

Mr. Lawler obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to compel plaintiffs to give security for costs in certain cases; 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 the bill was then taken for engrossed, and read a third time forthwith and passed.  Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid.  Ordered, that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

Mr. Perkins obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to exempt the officers of the state bank from certain public duties; which was read a first time, and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was then read a 2d time forthwith.

And then the House adjourned until 7 o'clock tomorrow morning.