Thursday, 23d November, 1826.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Massey presented the petition of William J. Whisenant, administrator of Henry Whisenant, deceased, praying the passage of a law to authorize him to sell certain real estate; which was read, and referred to the judiciary committee.

Mr. Massey presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of St. Clair county, praying the passage of a law to prohibit the removal of William Wharton's mill on Wills' creek; which was read,  and referred to the committee on inland navigation.

Mr. Terry presented the petition of John H. Pearce, administrator of Edmund Pearce, deceased, praying the passage of law to authorize him to pass titles to certain real estate therein named; which was read, and referred to the judiciary committee.

Mr. Perry presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Pike county, praying the passage of a law to annex part of Pike county to Butler county; which was read, and referred to the committee on county boundaries.

Mr. Bridges presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Wilcox county, praying the passage of law to establish a road from Black's Bluff to Fort Dale; which was read, and referred to the committee on roads, bridges and ferries.

Mr. Denis presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Henry county, praying the passage of a law, legalizing the acts of Timothy Pittman, late sheriff of said county; which was read, and referred to the judiciary committee.

Mr. Perkins from the select committee to which was referred a resolution of this House, instructing them to draft rules for the government of this House, made a report. The House then on motion, resolved itself into a committee of the whole on said report,  Mr. Mead in the chair; and after some time spent in the consideration of the rules reported by said committee -  the committee of the whole rose, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and the chairman reported the same with sundry amendments --  all of which were agreed to. The rules were further amended, and adopted by the House. Ordered, that one hundred copies be printed for the use of this House.

Mr. Exum, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of Francis Hamlin, reported a bill, to be entitled an act authorizing Francis Hamlin, a free man of color, to emancipate his daughter Susan; which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Acklen presented three several accounts of Robert Caruthers jailor of Madison county; which were severally read, and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Moore of Mad. offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of


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repealing so much of the statute laws of the state as requires the Circuit Judges to interchange Circuits; which was lost.

Mr. Broadnax obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act to alter the mode of appointing assessors and tax collectors; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

Ordered, That Messrs. Craig Davis of Fr. Smith of Laud. Edmondson, Davis of Jack. Rhodes and Coe, be added to the committee to  which was referred a resolution, instructing them to enquire into the expediency of establishing an office of discount and deposit of the state bank of Alabama, at some place in the Tennessee Valley.

Mr. Moore of Jack. obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to authorize solicitors to swear witnesses to send to the grand jury, which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Bridges presented the account of E. Pharr, sheriff of Wilcox county, which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

A bill to amend an act, entitled an act, to provide for the printing of the laws and journals and for other purposes, passed 25th December, 1822, so far as relates to the manner of electing the state printer, and also to repeal the second section of an act, amendatory to the above recited act, approved December 17th, 1823, was read a second time.

Mr. Davis moved to amend the same by striking out of the second section the word "appoint" and insert in lieu thereof the word "elect," which was carried.

Mr. Mead moved to strike out the words "without the consent of the legislature," where they occur in the 3d section, which was carried; and the rule requiring bills to be read, on three several days, being dispensed with, Ordered, that said bill be engrossed and read a third time this afternoon. Ordered, That Mr. Williams be added to the committee on Inland Navigation.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act, entitled an act, to amend an act, concerning wills and testaments- the settlement of intestate estates, and the duty of executors,  administrators and guardians, was read a second time, and referred to the judiciary committee.

And then the House adjourned till 3 o'clock.

3 O’clock, Evening Session.- The House met pursuant to adjournment. - Engrossed bill to be entitled an act, to amend an act, to provide for the printing of the laws and journals, and for other purposes, passed 25th Dec. 1822, so far as relates to the manner of electing the state printer, and also to repeal the second section of an act amendatory of the above recited act, approved December 17th, 1823, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, That the title of the bill be as aforesaid, and that it be sent to the Senate for concurrence- And then the House adjourned till tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.