FRIDAY, November 23, 1827.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Coopwood presented the petition of George W. Stoneroad, praying the passage of a law to emancipate a certain slave therein named: which was read and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs Coopwood, McVay of Law. and Daniel, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Wiggins presented the petition of the officers of the 27th regiment of Monroe county, praying the passage of a law amending the militia law - which was read and referred to the military committee.

Mr. Lawler presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Shelby county, praying the passage of a law to authorize the Judge of the county court, and commissioners of roads and revenue of said county, to cause a road therein named, to be changed or altered: which was read and referred to the committee on Roads, Bridges, and Ferries.

Mr. Sibley presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Baldwin and Mobile counties, praying the passage of a law incorporating a turnpike company, for the purpose of improving a certain road therein named: which was read and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs Sibley, Cook, Stone, and Greening.

Mr. Harris presented he petition of George W. Myers, together with an account of said Myers as sheriff of Washington county: which were severally read and referred to the committee on Accounts.

Mr. Clark presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Bibb and Shelby counties, praying the passage of a law to donate to said petitioners about five acres from off the east corner of the east half of the north east quarter of section 23, township 24, range 11, east, including a grave yard and a part of Mahan's creek, which runs through said land: which was read and referred to the committee on Schools, Colleges, and Universities, and School and University lands.

Mr. Kelly from the select committee appointed on the part of this House to act with the committee appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on his Excellency John Murphy, Governor elect.  Reported that the committee had performed that duty, and received for answer, that he would on Monday next. at the hour of 12 o'clock take the oaths of office.

Mr. Greening presented a communication from the Comptroller of Public Accounts, containing an expose of the disbursements made from the contingent fund to whom paid, and for what services- which was read: Ordered that said report lie on the table: and that one hundred copies thereof be printed for the use of this House.

Mr. Clark presented the account of William E. Sawyer, sheriff of Bibb county; which was read and referred to the committee on Accounts.

Mr. Stone presented the petition of Leon Nicholas, of the city of Mobile, praying the passage of a law to emancipate a certain slave therein named: which was read and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Stone, Ross and Sibley.

Mr. Stone presented the petition of John Soto of the city of Mobile, praying the passage of a law to emancipate a certain slave, therein named: which was read and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Stone, Ross, and Sibley.


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Mr. Lewis presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Montgomery county, praying the passage of a law removing the disqualification and of restoring Bushrod W. Bell, to all the rights of citizenship; which was read and referred t a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Lewis, Higgins, Bonnell, McRae of Mon, and Terry, to consider and report thereon.

On motion of Mr. Moore of Jack. Resolved, That this House do, on this day at eleven o'clock, proceed to the election of a committee of three persons, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to examine the situation of the State Bank, according to an act of the General Assembly in such case providing.

Mr. Coopwood presented the account of Hugh M. Warren, sheriff of Lawrence county: which was read and referred to the committee on a county.

On motion of Mr. Richardson, Resolved, That the committee on Propositions and Grievances, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of passing a special act authorizing the sheriff of Greene county, to expose for sale at Springfield in said county, all the property which may be levied on the said sheriff on the west side of the Warrior river.  The object of this resolution is, to remedy the evil which now exists in consequence of the Warrior river being between the citizens of the west of said river, and the county seat for said county, which river is frequently subject to inundation, thereby rendering the communication with the county seat impracticable and dangerous, and report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Greening presented the accounts of John Gillis, Jailer of Conecuh county which were severally read and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Greening presented the account of James Finklea, sheriff of Covington county, which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

On motion of Mr. Sibley, Resolved, That the committee on Roads, Bridges, and Ferries be instructed to inquire into the expediency of rendering overseers of the road accountable to the commissioners of the Roads and Revenue, for the manner in which they may have expended the fines by them collected and received form defaulting hands, liable to work on the roads in their respective districts.

Mr. Vining from the select committee to whom was read the petition of Isham R. Houze, reported a bill to be entitled: an act to authorize Isham R. Houze to bring to this State the salves of Susan B. Houze; which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Forrest from the select committee to whom was referred the eptition of sundry inhabitants of Jefferson county, reported a bill to be entitled an act to fix and establish the dividing lien, between the counties of Tuscaloosa and Jefferson, by visible and marked boundaries; which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Bridges, Resolved, that the committee on Roads Bridges and Ferries, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of enacting a general law authorizing the county courts of Roads and Revenue to change or turn State roads which may run through their respective counties, when such change shall be obviously essential to the improvement of said roads, and shall in no wise interfere with the public utility of the same.

Mr. Acklen from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry citizens of the town of Huntsville, reported a bill to be entitled, an act to amend the act incorporating the town of Hunts-


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ville; which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Walker presented the accounts of Jesse Beene, which were severally read and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Sharp, Tarver, Collier and Lewis.

Mr. McVay of Laud. from the select committee to whom was referred a resolution instructing them to inquire into the expediency of reducing into one the several acts giving fees to justices of the peace & Constables; reported a bill to be entitled "an act to reduce into on the several acts giving fees to justices of the peace and constables;" which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Lewis presented the record & proceedings of the Circuit court of Montgomery county, exercising the Chancery jurisdiction, in the case of William Travis against Elizabeth Travis, for divorce; which was read and referred to the committee on Divorce and Alimony.

Mr. Lewis presented the record and proceedings of the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, exercising Chancery Jurisdiction, in the case of Joseph Cadole, against Nancy Cadole, for divorce; which was read and referred to the Committee on Divorce and Alimony.

Mr. Speaker laid before the House the record and proceedings of the Circuit Court of Pike County, exercising Chancery Jurisdiction in the case of Abraham Danner, vs Anna Danner, for divorce; which was read and referred to the committee on Divorce and Alimony.

Mr. Stone from the select Committee to whom was referred the petition of the Harbor master and Wardens of the port and harbor of Mobile, reported a bill to be entitled; An act to repeal in part and amend the several acts now in force relative to Port and Harbor of Mobile; which was read a first time and ordered to be read second time.

On motion of Mr. Collier, Resolved, That the Judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the law of the last session of the General Assembly, prohibiting the introduction of slaves within this state for sale or hire, as to permit guardians to introduce into this state the slaves of their wards for hire.

On motion of Mr. Rather, Resolved, That a committee be appointed to memorialize the Congress of the United States praying the appointment of commissioners and surveyors, to run the line between the state of Alabama and the Cherokee tribe or nation of Indians; or so much of said line commencing at Camp Coffee on the south side of Tennessee river, running from thence a due south course, to the top of the dividing ridge between the waters of the Tennessee and the Tombeckbe rivers, as is laid down in the treaty of Turkey Town the 4th of October, 1816; which treaty is signed by Major General Andrew Jackson, General David Merwether, and Jesse Franklin Esq. commissioners on the part of the United States: Whereupon Messrs. Rather, Kelly, Lewis, and Vaughan, were appointed said committee.

On motion of Mr. Craig, Resolved, That the military committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the militia law of this state, so as to fix by law, the specified days of muster, as well as the days of holding their respective Courts martial.

On motion of Mr. Daniel, Resolved, That the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so altering the law which makes it the duty of the Judges of the County courts, to appoint not less than one day in each month as a return day, and to fix upon one or more days certain in each month in its stead, and for that day to be uniform throughout the state.

The House then proceeded to the orders of the day.


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A bill to be entitled "An act to incorporate the town of Blountsville, in the county of Blount," was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

Agreeably to a resolution of to day, the House proceeded to the election of a committee on the Bank of the state of Alabama; whereupon Messrs. Kelly, Greening, and Ross, were duly elected said committee.

On motion of Mr. Moore, of Jack, Resolved, That the Senate be informed that this House have elected Messrs Kelly, Greening, and Ross to act with such committee as may be appointed on their part, to examine the condition of the State Bank.

On motion of Mr. Coopwood, Resolved, That a select committee be appointed for the purpose of preparing a memorial to the Congress of the United States, asking such relief for the purchasers of public Lands in this state sold under credit system, as their situations may appear to require: whereupon Messrs. Coopwood, Walker, and Jack, were appointed said committee.

On motion of Mr. Bradford, Resolved, That the military committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of re-enacting an act of the General Assembly passed the 12th day of January 1816, entitled "An act to alter the time of holding company courts martial, which act has been by the adoption of the revised code of the militia & patrol laws, by Thomas W. Farrar, virtually repealed, and that the said committee report by bill or otherwise.

A bill to be entitled "An act to authorize Justices of the Peace, to take the probate of Deeds and the relinquishment of Dower," was referred to the Judiciary committee.

Bills of the following titles, to wit: an act supplementary to act entitled an act to alter and amend the charter of Incorporation of the city of Mobile.

An act to provide a more summary mode for the trial of assaults & Batteries, were severally referred to the Judiciary committee to consider and report thereon.  And then the house adjourned until tomorrow morning 10 o'clock.