THURSDAY, November 22, 1827.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Origin Sibley, a member from the county of Baldwin, appeared, was qualified, and took his seat.

Mr. Dennis presented the petition of sundry citizens residing in township no. 8. range no. 18 east of the basis meridian of St. Stephens, to annex part of Covington county to Pike county, which was read and referred to the committee on county Boundaries.

Mr. Weissinger presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Perry county, praying the passage of a law authorizing one justice of the Peace to take the probate of deeds, and the relinquishment of dower.

Ordered, That the same lie on the table.

Mr. Walker offered the following resolution: Resolved, That it is the opinion of this House, that the President and Directors of the Bank of the state of Alabama, had not authority or power either express or implied to purchase a lot and contract for the building of a Banking house: Ordred, That said resolution lie on the table.

Mr. Ross, from the select committee to whom was referred the memorial of the citizens of the city of Mobile, praying authority to be vested in the Board of mayor and aldermen of that city, so as to enable them to prevent the erection of any buildings, slave, those built of brick or stone in certain limits therein named: Reported a bill to be entitled "An act supplementary to an act entitled an act to alter and amend the charter of Incorporation of the city of Mobile:" which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.


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Mr. Vining presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Madison county, praying the passage of a law, to change the present mode of assessing and collecting the county and state tax: and also to imprison any sheriff six months without any sort of bail, who, by himself or any of his deputies refuses to pay over money collected on execution, if applied to by the plaintiff in such execution his agent or attorney: which was read and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Vining, Acklen, and Moore of Mad.

On motion of Mr. Smith, of Mad. Resolved, That the committee on Divorce and Alimony, be instructed inquire into the expediency of so amending the 13th section, under the head of general provisions of the constitution of the state of Alabama, that the courts of chancery shall, in all applications for divorces from the bonds of matrimony render a definite and final decree, without requiring the future sanction of two thirds of the General Assembly.

Mr. Vaughan from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry citizens of the town of Blountsville, reported a bill to be entitled “An act to incorporate the town of Blountsville, in the county of Blount,” which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Anderson, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Marengo county, reported a bill to be entitled, 'an act to establish a certain election precinct in Marengo county;' which was read a 1st time & ordered to be read a 2d time on Saturday next.

Mr. Weissinger obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled “An act to authorize Justices of the Peace to take the probate of deeds and the relinquishment of dower,” which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

On motion of Mr. McVay of Laud. Resolved, That the committee on Propositions and Grievances, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing the provisos in the 2d section of an act passed the 13th day of January last, entitled “An act to prohibit the importation of slaves into this state for slave or hire,” with leave to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Walker obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled “an act to provide for the payment of petit and grand Jurors in Dallas county,” which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Massey offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing by law, Justices of the Peace with the aid of a jury, to try cases of assaults & battery in their respective counties and company beats, with leave to report by bill or otherwise: which was lost.

Mr. McRae of Frank. offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the committee on Schools, Colleges, and Universities, and School and University Lands, be requested to inquire into the expediency of appropriating the funds arising from the sixteenth sections exclusive for the benefit of the children of the poor: which was adopted- yeas 31- nays 30.

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

Messrs, Acklen, Bonnell, Clark, Coopwood, Dennis, Duke, Edmondson, Harris, Kelly, Lawler, Martin, McVay of Law. Massey, McRae of Mon. McRae of Frank. Moore of Mad. Paulding, Perkins, Price, Richardson, Robertson, Russell, Sargent, Sharp, Smith of Mad. Tarver, Terry, Vaughan, Walthall, Weissinger, Wiggins- 31

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Anderson, Bell, Bradford, Brown, Bridges, Colgin, Collier, Conner, Cook, Craig, Daniel, Davis, Durrett, Ellis, Forrest, Greening, Higgins, Jack, Lewis, McVay of Laud. Moore of Jack. Rainey, Rather, Ross, Sibley, Stone, Vining, Walker, Ward- 30.

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Mr. Collier presented the annual report of the President and Directors of the Bank of the State of Alabama: which was read.  Ordered, That five hundred copies thereof, be printed for the use of this House.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lyon.

Mr. Speaker:- The Senate concur in the resolution of your honorable body, inviting them to assemble in the Representative Hall on tomorrow at the hour of eleven o'clock, for the purpose of opening and publishing the several returns of the election for Governor, and have amended the same by striking out the word “tomorrow,” and inserting to day, at 11 o'clock, in which they desire your concurrence.  They also concur in the resolution of your honorable body, appointing a committee to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to examine and report whether John Davis has safely kept and returned the property of the state, committed to his custody; and have appointed on their part Messrs. Powell and Crabb.- And then he withdrew.

In which amendment the House concurred.

Mr. Vining moved to take from the table the message of his Excellency the governor: which was carried.  Ordered, That the same, together with the accompanying documents he referred to a committee of the whole house on Saturday next.

Mr. Coopwood obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled “an act to provide a more summary mode for the trial of assaults and batteries:” which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Bridges Resolved, That the Senate be now invited to assemble in the Representative Hall in pursuance of a resolution of the two Houses.

The Senate having repaired to the Hall of the House of Representatives, agreeably to a resolution, Mr. Speaker proceeded to open and count the votes for Governor, which having been done, he declared John Murphy, Esquire, to have received seven thousand seven hundred and nine votes.

Mr. Speaker therefore arose and declared that John Murphy Esquire, was duly and constitutionally elected Governor of the state of Alabama, for the ensuing two years.  The Senate then withdrew.

Neal Smith, a member from the county of Clark, appeared, was qualified, and took his seat.

On motion of Mr. Forrest, Ordered, That Mr. Jack be added to the select committee appointed on the petition of sundry inhabitants of Jefferson county, praying the passage of a law to fix and establish the dividing line, between the counties of Tuscaloosa and Jefferson.

On motion of Mr. Smith of Mad. Resolved, That a committee be appointed to examine into the expediency of establishing a branch bank of the state of Alabama in the Tennessee Valley: whereupon Messrs. Smith of Mad Kelly, Vining, Ellis, Walker, and Higgins, were appointed said committee.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lyon.

Mr. Speaker:- I am directed by the Senate to inform your honorable body, that they have appointed a committee on their part, to consist of Messrs. Sullivan and Merriwether, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, to wait on his Excellency John Murphy, the Governor elect, and notify him of his election to the office of Governor for the ensuing two years; and to ascertain from his Excellency when it will suit his convenience to take the oaths of office; in which they ask your concurrence- In which resolution the


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House concurred: whereupon Messrs. Kelly, McVay of Laud. and Ross were appointed said committee.

On motion of Mr. Rainey, Resolved, That the Judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of adopting a different mode of selecting grand Juries, and report by bill or otherwise.  And the House adjourned until tomorrow, 10 o'clock.