MONDAY, January 7th, 1828.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Ellis from the committee on enrolled bills, Reported that they had examined and found correctly enrolled bills of the following titles, to wit: an act to amend an act incorporating the town of Huntsville, and joint resolutions, proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alabama: all of which originated in the House of Representatives.

Engrossed joint resolutions in relation to university lands was laid on the table.

Engrossed bills from the Senate of the following titles, to wit: an act regulating the duties of Attorneys at law, and for other purposes an act to declare Canoe Creek in St. Clair county a public highway: an act to authorize John Smith of Jefferson county to emancipate a certain slave therein named; an act to amend an act entitled an act to divide the State


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into districts for electing Representatives to Congress, passed December 21st 1822; an act to incorporate the Franklin academy in the town of Russellville, in Franklin county, were severally read a second time and ordered to be read a third time tomorrow.

Mr. Greening from the judiciary committee to which was referred the bill to be entitled, an act declaring the effect of notarial protests, reported the bill without amendment, it was then read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on tomorrow.

Mr. Clark from the select committee to which was referred a bill to be entitled, an act to repeal in part an act therein named, reported the bill without amendment, and the question being put, shall this bill be engrossed and read a third time, it was determined in the negative.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled an act to provide the Clerks of the several counties in this State, with copies of the acts of the present and each subsequent Congress of the United States, was read a second time and ordered to be read a third time on tomorrow.

Mr. Lawler from the select committee to which was referred a bill to be entitled, an act supplementary to an act entitled, an act to establish a road from Montevallo to Greensborough, approved January 12th 1827, and also a petition on the same subject. Reported the same with the following amendments: strike out John Boothe and insert in lieu thereof John Allen, insert John Boothe after Thomas Crawford; in which amendment the House concurred; it was then read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the school commissioners of the 4th township and 8th range, west of Huntsville, and for other purposes, was read a second time and ordered to be read a third time tomorrow.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled an act to authorize Mahala Farrar to emancipate a mulatto woman slave named Patience, was read a second time and laid on the table till tomorrow.

Engrossed bill entitled an act to provide for keeping in repair a certain road therein mentioned, was read a third time. Mr. Coopwood moved to amend the bill by way of engrossed ryder, which was carried; It was then passed. Ordered that the title be as aforesaid. Ordered that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

Bills of the following titles to wit an act to abolish and establish certain election precincts therein mentioned: an act to explain and amend the ninth section of an act passed December 13th, 1819; entitled an act to establish certain counties therein named and for other purposes therein mentioned; an act giving further time for filing county claims an act to encourage the raising Volunteer companies in the county of Morgan; an act for the relief of Charles Pearson Tax Collector of Lawrence county, were severally read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on tomorrow.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled, an act to prevent the unlawful assembly of Slaves, and for other purposes was read a third time, and the question being put, shall this bill pass, it was determined in the negative; yeas 29- nays 30.

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

Messrs Acklen Anderson Bell Bradford Broadnax Bridges Bonnell Clark Colgin Conner Cook Ellis Greening Harris Higgins Jack Kelly Lewis Massey Perkins Rainey Ross Smith of mad. Stone Tarver Vining Walker Walthal and Wiggins 29.


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Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Speaker Brown Collier Coopwood Craig Daniel Davis Dennis Durrett Edmondson Forrest Martin McVay of Laud McVay of Law. McRae of Frank. Moore of Jack. Moore of mad. Paulding Price Rather Richardson Robertson Russell Sargent Sharp Smith of Clark. Terry Vaughan Ward and Weisinger, 30.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled, an act to preserve the health of the inhabitants residing on Sinking creek in Lauderdale county. Mr. Martin moved to amend the bill by way of proviso, which was carried; it was then read a second time as amended and ordered to be read a third time tomorrow.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled, an act for the relief of Wyatt Cheatham, was referred to a select committee, consisting of McVay of Law. Coopwood and Daniel.

Mr. Anderson from the select committee to which was referred the petition of the citizens of Marengo county, reported that it is not worth while to legislate on that subject at this time; it which report the House concurred.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled, an act concerning the owners and keepers of mills and other water works, was read a third time and passed. Mr. Martin who voted in the majority, moved to reconsider the vote given on the passage of said bill, which was carried. The bill was again put on its passage; it was then passed: Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid; Ordered that the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Engrossed bill entitled, an act to establish the principles of decision in certain cases in law and equity, was laid on the table till tomorrow.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon.

MR. SPEAKER- The Senate have passed bills which originated in their House entitled, an act to amend an act to prohibit the introduction of slaves into this state, for sale or hire, and an act 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; in  which they desire your concurrence. They have also passed a bill and joint resolution, which originated in the House of Representatives entitled, an act to definite the corporate limits of the town of Sparta in Conecuh county, and for other purposes; and a joint resolution to provide a House for the accommodation of the next General Assembly. They disagree to the amendment made by your Honorable Body, to the bill entitled, an act to amend an  act entitled an act to incorporate the town of Elyton, in the county of Jefferson, passed, December 20th 1820; by striking from the 13th line of the 1st section of the bill, the words “one dollar,” and inserting “twenty five cents.” They concur in the other amendments made by your Honorable Body to the bill. They concur in the several amendments made by the House of Representatives, to bills entitled an act, to repeal an act, entitled an act, to repeal an act, entitled an act to provide for the payment of Petit Jurors, in certain counties therein named, approved December 22d 1826, so far as said act relates to the counties of Dallas Madison and Montgomery; and an act to repeal so much of the 3d section of an act entitled an act to reduce the expenses of the General Assembly, and for other purposes, passed at Cahawba 15th June 1821, as is herewith specified.

Ordered, that the House recede from their amendment to the bill entitled, an act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Town of Elyton in the county of Jefferson, passed December 20th 1820, by striking from the 13th line of the 1st section, the words “one dollar,” and inserting “twenty five cents.”

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Engrossed bill from the senate entitled, an act 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, 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 rule being further dispensed with, it was then read a third time and passed: Ordered that the title be as aforesaid: Ordered that the clerk acquaint the senate therewith.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled, an act to amend to prohibit the introduction of slaves into this State, for sale or hire, was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time tomorrow.

On motion of Mr. Lewis: Resolved that the principal Clerk of this House, be authorized to employ at the public expense, another assistant Clerk for the purpose of bringing and keeping up, the journal of this House.

Mr. Moore of mad. obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act for the relief of Robert H. Rose, 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 second time forthwith, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on tomorrow.

Mr. Kelly from the select committee to which was referred so much of the Governor's message as relates to the system of protecting duties by the General Government: Reported  a joint remonstrance to the Congress of the United States against the power assumed to protect certain branches of domestic industry, at the expense of others, and the policy of the practice, which was read a first time, and the rule requiring bills and joint resolutions to be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was then read a second time forthwith, and laid on the table till tomorrow.

Engrossed bill to be entitled, an act for the relief of Henry T. Anthony was read a third time, and the question being put, shall this bill pass, it was determined in the negative, yeas 25- nays 35.

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

Messrs Speaker Acklen Broadnax Bridges Bonnell Collier Conner Cook Dennis Durrett Duke Ellis Forrest Harris Higgins Jack Martin Perkins Ross Stone Tarver Terry Walker Walthal and Ward, 25.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Anderson Bell Bradford Brown Clark Colgin Coopwood Craig Daniel Davis Edmondson Greening Kelly Lawler Lewis McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massey McRae of Frank. Moore of Jack. Moore of mad. Price Rainey Rather Richardson Robertson Russell Sargent Sharp Smith of C. Smith of mad. Vaughan Vining Weisinger and Wiggins, 35.

Engrossed bill entitled, an act giving additional powers to the commissioners, for superintending the erection of the State capitol and for compensating the superintendents. Mr. Kelly moved to amend the bill by way of the following engrossed ryder at the end of the 5th section: “except such as may be allowed by the Trustees of the University, to be paid out of the University funds,” which was carried. Mr. Moore of Jack. moved to fill the blank, with seventeen hundred and forty nine, which was carried, yeas 32- nays 28.

The yeas and nays being desired. Those who voted in the affirmative are.

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Clark Colgin Collier Duke Ellis Forrest Greening Harris Jack Kelly Lewis Martin McRae of Frank. Moore of Jack. Moore of mad. Rainey Richardson Ross Russell Sargent Smith of C. Stone Tarver Walthal and Wiggins, 32.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Bradford Brown Conner Cook Coopwood Craig Daniel Davis Dennis Durrett Edmondson Higgins Lawler McVay of Laud., McVay of Law Massey Perkins Price Rather Robertson Sharp Smith of mad. Terry Vaughan Vining Walthal Ward and Weisinger, 28.

Mr. Forrest moved to amend the bill by way of the following engrossed ryder, which was carried; to be paid quarter yearly, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated,  which was adopted. Mr. Kelly moved further to amend the bill in the 4th section after the word “performed,” and insert the words “previous to the first day of January 1828,” which was adopted. Mr. Collier moved to fill the blank in the 4th section of the bill, with the words "eleven hundred and sixty six," which was lost, yeas 21- nays 38.

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

Messrs. Speaker, Acklen Anderson Bell Broadnax Bridges Clark Colgin Collier Ellis Forrest Greening Harris Jack Kelly Martin Moore of Jack. Ross Smith of Clark Stone and Tarver.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs Bradford Brown Bonnell Conner Cook Coopwood Daniel Davis Dennis Durrett Duke Edmondson Higgins Lawler Lewis McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massey McRae of Frank. Moore of mad. Perkins Price Rainey Rather Richardson Robertson Russell Sargent Sharp Smith of Mad. Terry Vaughan Vining Walker Walthal Ward Weisinger and Wiggins 38.

Mr. Forrest moved to fill the blank with one thousand, which was lost; yeas 26- nays 33.

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

Messrs Speaker Acklen Anderson Bell Broadnax Bridges Clark Colgin Collier Duke Ellis Forrest Greening Harris Jack Kelly Lawler Martin McRae of Frank. Moore of Jack. Rainey Ross Sargent Smith of C. Stone Tarver, 26

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Bradford Brown Bonnell Conner Cook Coopwood Daniel Davis Dennis Durrett Edmondson Higgins Lewis McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massey Moore of Mad. Perkins Price Rather Richardson Robertson Russell Sharp Smith of mad. Terry Vaughan Vining Walker Walthal Ward Weisinger and Wiggins, 33.

Mr. Collier moved to fill the blank with eight hundred which was carried. Mr. Perkins moved to amend the bill by way of engrossed ryder, which was laid on the table, the bill was then passed: Ordered that the title be as aforesaid: Ordered that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence, and then the house adjourned till this evening 2 o'clock.

EVENING SESSION, 2 o'clock.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

A bill to be entitled, an act to repeal an act therein named, was read a second time and laid on the table.

Mr. Rainey offered the following: Resolved that the Senate be instructed to assemble in the Representative Hall at seven o'clock this


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evening, for the purpose of electing a Judge and Solicitor of the seventh Judicial Circuit, which was laid on the table.

Mr. Martin from the select committee to which was referred, joint resolutions, requiring the Bank of Mobile to report their situation to the General Assembly, with the proposed amendment: Reported the same without amendment; it was then laid on the table.

A bill to be entitled, an act relative to Volunteer companies in the militia of this State, and for other purposes, was read a second time. Mr. Bridges moved to strike out the word “company,” wherever it occurs in the bill before the word “battalion,” which was carried. Mr. Higgins moved further to amend the bill, by striking out the words “three nor more than seven,” with a view to insert the words “not less than five,” which was carried. Mr. Terry moved to strike out the following “in any newspaper printed within the bounds of his Regiment, shall be deemed sufficient notice of the same,” which was carried; it was then referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Stone Clark and Daniel.

A bill to be entitled, an act to amend an act entitled an act, providing for the erection of a State capitol, and for other purposes, was read a second time. Mr. Craig moved to strike out the 2d section, which was carried. Mr. Greening moved to strike out the 3d section which was carried; it was then ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A joint resolution to authorize the erection of a State capitol in main street. Mr. Weisinger moved that the further consideration of the resolution be indefinitely postponed, which was carried. yeas 33- nays 26.

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

Messrs. Speaker Anderson Bell Bradford Brown Broadnax Bridges Conner Cook Craig Dennis Durrett Edmondson Higgins Lawler McVay of Law. Massey Paulding Rather Richardson Robertson Russell Sargent Sharp Smith of mad. Tarver Terry Vaughan Vining Walker Ward Weisinger and Wiggins, 33.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Bonnell Clark Colgin Collier Coopwood Daniel Davis Duke Ellis Forrest Greening Harris Jack Kelly Lewis Martin McVay of Laud. McRae of Frank. Moore of Jack. Moore of mad. Perkins Rainey Ross Smith of C. Stone and Walthal, 26.

Bills of the following titles to wit: an act to provide compensation for a person to transcribe and arrange the records of the Clerks office of the county court for the county of Dallas; an act for the relief of Samuel Battles; an act supplementary to the several acts now in force in relation to public weighers of cotton in the city of Mobile; an act explanatory of the 11th and 24th sections, of an act to reduce into one, the several acts, concerning roads bridges ferries and highways approved January 12th 1827, were severally read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

Mr. Coopwood moved to take from the table, a joint memorial to Congress on the subject of public lands, which was carried; it was then read a second time and considered as engrossed. Mr. Coopwood moved to amend it by way of engrossed ryder, which was carried.  Mr. Kelly moved to amend it by way of engrossed ryder, which was carried; and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was then read a third time and passed: Ordered that the title be


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as aforesaid: Ordered that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurence.

Engrossed joint remonstrance on the subject of instructions, lately given from the Treasury department, relative to the funds, receivable for public lands, was read a third time and passed: Ordered that the title be as aforesaid: Ordered that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled, an act for the relief of securities, was laid on the table.

Engrossed bills from the Senate of the following titles, to wit: an act further to amend the Charter of the Bank of the State of Alabama; an act more effectually to prevent frauds, and fraudulent conveyances, were severally read a third time and passed: Ordered that the titles be as aforesaid: Ordered that the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon.

Mr. Speaker- I am instructed to inform the House of Representatives, that the Senate agree to the amendment by the House to the bill to be entitled, an act to form a seventh judicial circuit, which relates to an extension of the terms of the circuit courts of Tuscaloosa county; and that the Senate disagree to the amendment made by the House, to the same bill, which relates to the times of holding the circuit courts, of the fifth judicial circuit of this State; and then he withdrew.

Ordered that the House recede from the amendments, to the bill from the Senate entitled, an act to form a seventh judicial circuit, by striking out the 7th section, and substituting an amendment, in lieu thereof.

A bill to be entitled, an act supplementary to the act entitled an act to amend an act, to establish the Bank of the State of Alabama, approved December 20th 1823, was read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

A message from the Governor by James I. Thornton, which is as follows.

January the 7th, 1828.

Mr. Speaker- The Governor did, on the 4th inst. approve and sign; an act concerning the estates of deceased persons, and on this day, an act forth relief of Caswell R. Clifton, tax collector of Madison county: an act to authorize James Mahan William Lovelady John Gardner and Ransom Davis, to enter a certain quantity of University land, for the purposes therein mentioned; an act to divorce Winney Gaines from her husband Francis T. Gaines: an act in relation to a certain fund therein mentioned; joint resolution in relation to an exchange of sixteenth sections; and, joint resolution in relation to the Cherokee boundaries; all of which originated in the House of Representatives: and then he withdrew.

Mr. Ross obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act amendatory to the several laws now in force concerning auctioneers, and sales at auction, 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 second time forthwith, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

On motion of Mr. Greening: Resolved that with the concurrence of the Senate, the two Houses will proceed this evening, at the hour of 7 o'clock, to the election of a Judge and Solicitor, for the seventh judicial circuit.

A bill to be entitled, an act to amend the law in relation to original attachments.  Mr. Smith of C. moved to amend the bill by adding thereto an additional a section, which was carried; it was then referred, with an


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amendment, prepared by Mr. Walker, to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Kelly Lawler and Walker.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled, an act relative to the Executive of this State.  Mr. Kelly moved to amend the bill by striking out three hundred, with a view to insert, five hundred, which was lost.  Mr. Craig moved to strike out three hundred which was lost; and the question being put, shall this bill be read a third time on tomorrow, it was determined the negative, yeas 24-nays 35.

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

Messrs, Speaker Acklen Bradford Colgin Collier Davis Dennis Ellis Harris Jack Lawler Lewis Martin Paulding Perkins Price Rainey Ros Sharp Stone Tarver Walker Walthal and Ward.

Those who voted in the negative are:

Messrs Anderson Bell Brown Broadnax Bridges Clark Conner Cook Coopwood Craig Daniel Durrett Duke Edmondson Forrest Greening Higgins Kelly McVay of Laud. McVay of Law: Massey McRae of Frank. Moore of Jack Moore of mad, Rather Richardson Robertson Sargent Smith of Clark Smith of mad, Terry Vaughan Vining Wesinger and Wiggins, 35.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled, an act to provide for reports of the decisions of the supreme court, was read a third time.  Mr. Clark moved to amend it by way of engrossed ryder, which was carried and the question being put, shall this bill pass, it was determined in the affirmative, yeas 37- nays 22.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative, Messrs, Speaker Acklen Anderson Broadnax Bridges Bonnell Clark Colgin Collier Cook Daniel Davis Dennis Ellis Greening Harris Higgins Jack Kelly Lawler Lewis Martin McRae of Frank. Moore of Jack. Moore of Mad. Paulding Price Rainey Ross Russell Sargent Sharp Smith of C. Stone Tarver Terry and Walker.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs Bell Bradford Brown Conner Coopwood Craig Durrett Duke Edmondson Forrest McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massey Rather Richardson Robertson Smith of Mad. Vaughan Vining Ward Weisinger and Wiggins, 22.

Ordered that the title be as aforesaid: Ordered that the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

A bill to repeal in part a certain act therein named, was read a second time and considered as engrossed, and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was then 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.

A bill to be entitled, an act the better to provide for the trial of the right of property, and for other purposes, was laid on the table, and then the house adjourned until 7 o'clock this evening.

NIGHT SESSION, 7 o'clock.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Collier obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled “an act providing at what place land and negroes taken in execution shall be sold in the county of Tuscaloosa;” 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 second time forthwith, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

A bill to be entitled “an act to divorce Benjamin D. Hassell from his wife Mary Hassell,” was read a second time.  Mr. Lawler moved to amend the bill by way of proviso; which was carried: it was then ordered to be engrossed and read a third time tomorrow:

Bills of the following titles to wit: an act to divorce Thomas J. Snowden from Tabitha Snowden: an act to divorce Jane Gholson from her husband John Gholson: an act to divorce Parthenia Coursey from her husband James Coursey: an act to authorize the Governor to cause bonds ta-


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ken for public arms to be renewed; were severally read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

Mr. Anderson moved that the House adjourn until Wednesday morning 5 o'clock, which was lost.  Yeas 12- nays 42.  The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Speaker, Acklen, Anderson, Higgins, Lewis, Martin, Moore of Jack. Perkins, Russell, Stone, Tarver and Vaughan- 12.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Bell, Bradford, Brown, Broadnax, Bridges, Bonnell, Clark, Colgin, Collier, Conner, Cook, Coopwood, Daniel, Davis, Dennis, Durrett, Duke, Ellis, Edmondson, Forrest, Greening, Harris, Lawler, McVay of Lau. McVay of Law. Massey, McRae of Frank. Moore of mad. Price, Rainey, Rather, Richardson, Robertson, Sargent, Sharp, Smith of Clarke, Smith of mad. Terry, Walthal, Ward and Weisinger- 41.

Mr. Perkins moved that the House adjourn until tomorrow morning. 10 o'clock; which was lost.  Yeas 10-nays 45.  the yeas and nays beiing desired, those who voted in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Acklen, Brown, Coopwood, Davis, Duke, Lewis, Moore of jack. Perkins, Russell, Vaughan- 10.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Speaker, Anderson, Bell, Bradford, Broadnax, Bridges, Bonnell, Clark, Colgin, Collier, Conner, Cook, Craig, Daniel, Dennis, Durrett, Ellis, Edmondson, Forrest, Greening, Harris, Higgins, Lawler, Martin; McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massey, McRae of Frank. Moore of mad. Paulding, Price, Rainey, Rather, Richardson, Robertson, Sargent, Sharp, Smith of mad. Stone, Tarver, Terry, Walthal, Ward, Weisinger and Wiggins- 45.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled “an act to annex additional territory to Bibb county, so as to make the same constitutional” was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time tomorrow.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled “an act concerning registration of deeds and patents,” was read a second time and ordered to be read a third time tomorrow.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled “an act to authorize John G. Creagh to bring into this state the slaves of his wards Anne D. Houze and James Houze, and for other purposes,” was read a third time and passed.  Ordered that the title be as aforesaid.  Ordered that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled “an act to authorize and require the Secretary of state to procure and distribute to each county in this state, one set of weights and measures,” was read a third time and passed.  Ordered that the title be as aforesaid.  Ordered that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Engrossed bills of the following titles to wit: an act to repeal in part an act passed March 1803 and re-enacted with amendments February 1807: an act to incorporate a Volunteer company under the name and style of the Monroe Rifle Company: an act concerning the duties of clerks of the county courts, and other officers: an act to alter the times of holding company courts martial: an act for the relief of Joseph Owens were severally read a third time and passed.  Ordered that the titles be as aforesaid.  Ordered that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

Engrossed bill entitled, an act to provide for the preservation of the public arms, was read a third time.  Mr. Brown moved that the further consideration of the bill be postponed until the first day of June next.


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Mr. Moore of Jack. moved that the House adjourn until tomorrow morning 9 o'clock, which was lost, yeas 22-nays 33.

The yeas and nays being desired.  Those who vote in the affirmative are,

Messrs. Broadnax Bonnell Craig Davis Dennis Duke Forrest Higgins Lewis Martin Massey McRae of Frank. Moore of Jack. Paulding Perkins Price Ross Russell Stone Tarver Vaughan and Ward, 22.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Speaker Anderson Bell Bradford Brown Bridges Clark Colgin Collier Conner Cook Coopwood Daniel Durett Ellis Edmondson Greening Harris Lawler McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Moore of Mad. Rainey Rather Richardson Robertson Sargent Sharp Smith of Mad. Terry Walthal Weisinger and Wiggins, 33.

The House again resumed the consideration of the bill entitled, an act to provide for the preservation of the public arms.  Mr. Ross moved to fill the blank in the bill with two hundred and fifty which was carried, and the question being put, shall this bill pass; it was determined in the affirmative, yeas 40-nays 14.

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

Messrs. Speaker Acklen Anderson Bell Broadnax Bonnell Colgin Collier Cook Craig Daniel Davis Dennis Durrett Forrest Greening Higgins Lawler Lewis Martin McVay of Laud. Massey Moore of Jack. Moore of Mad. Paudling Perkins Rainey Rather Richardson Ross Robertson Russell Sharp Smith of Mad. Stone Terry Vaughan Walthal Weisinger and Wiggins, 40.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Messrs. Bradford Brown Bridges Clark Conner Coopwood Duke Ellis Edmondson Harris McVay of Law Price Sargent and Ward, 14.

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

Engrossed bill entitled, an act for the relief of John Wood, was read a third time.  Mr. Forrest moved to amend the bill by way of engrossed ryder, which was carried, the bill was then passed: Ordered that the title be as aforesaid.  Ordered that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

Engrossed bill entitled an act to establish a road from McMurray's old saw mill, on the Shades Creek in Jefferson county to Charles Mandin's in Shelby county. Mr. Lawler moved to amend the bill by way of engrossed ryder which was carried.  Mr. Martin moved to amend the bill by way of engrossed ryder, by way of proviso, which was carried, the bill was then passed: Ordered that the title be as aforesaid: Ordered that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence, and then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning 9 o'clock.