FRIDAY, November 30, 1827.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Forrest presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Walker


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county, praying the passage of a law to locate the seat of Justice in said county; which was read and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances,

Mr. Lawler presented the petition of Ansel Sawyer, praying the passage of a law to erect a water grist mill at the three Island Shoals, on the Coosa river, in Shelby county; which was read and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Lawler, Clark, and Walthal.

Mr. Greening presented the record and proceedings of the circuit court of Conecuh county, exercising chancery jurisdiction in the cases of Thomas I. Snowden against Tabitha Snowden for divorce; which was read and referred to the committee on divorce and alimony.

Mr. Perkins presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Walker county, praying the passage of a law for the relief of William Jones; which was read and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Perkins, Sibley, and Harris, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Greening from the Judiciary committee to whom was referred a bill to be entitled “an act to authorise Justices of the Peace to take the probato of Deeds and the relinquishment of dower;” Reported a substitute in lie thereof; which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Coopwood from the committee on divorce and alimony to whom was referred a transcript of the record and proceedings of the circuit court of Tuscaloosa county exercising chancery jurisdiction in the case of Peggy Seay,” by her next friend John Snider against Nicholas Seay for divorce, Reported a bill to be entitled “an act to divorce Peggy Seay from Nicholas Seay,” which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Coopwood from the committee on divorce and alimony, to whom was referred a transcript of the record and proceedings of the circuit court of Franklin county, exercising chancery jurisdiction in the case of Elizabeth W. Cowell against Samuel Cowell for divorce, Reported a bill to be entitled “an act to divorce Elizabeth W. Cowell from Samuel Cowell;” which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Coopwood from the committee on divorce and alimony, to whom was referred a transcript of the record and proceedings of the circuit court of Pike county exercising chancery jurisdiction, in the case of Abraham Danner against Anne Danner for divorce, Reported a bill to be entitled “an act to divorce Abraham Danner from Anne Danner,” which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Ellis from the committee on enrolled bills, Reported that they had examined and found correctly enrolled, a bill to be entitled "an act for the relief of James W. Armstrong, which originated in the Senate."

Mr. Greening from the Judiciary committee to whom was referred a resolution, that the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of revising the second section of an act passed the fourth day of February in the year 1827, entitled an act to prevent the evil practice of gaming, Reported a bill to be entitled “an act to revise in part a certain act therein specified;” which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Greening from the Judiciary committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Mooresville, in Limestone county, praying the passage of a law authorizing them to elect a Justice of the Peace and constable, Reported a bill to be entitled “an act to amend an act en-

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titled an act to incorporate the town of Mooresville and for other purposes,” passed the 16th day of November, 1818, which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Massey, Resolved, that with the consent of the Senate two Houses will go into the election of a Judge of the county court of St. Clair county, at 3 o'clock P.M. and that the east end of the Hall be set apart for their reception.

Mr. Jack moved to reconsider the vote on the adoption of Mr. Massey's resolution, which was carried.  The resolution then being under consideration, Mr. Jack moved to amend the resolution, by striking out the words “three P” and writing in lieu thereof the words “twelve and A.” which was adopted.

The Speaker laid before the House the record and proceedings of the circuit court of Greene, county exercising chancery jurisdiction in the case of Winney Gaines against Francis T. Gaines for divorce; which was read and referred to the committee on divorce and alimony.

On motion of Mr. Walker Resolved, that the committee on the state Bank be instructed to inquire into the expediency of transferring so much of the funds of the University as remains in the Treasury, to the capital stock of the Bank of the state of Alabama.

Mr. Anderson from the select committee to whom was referred a resolution instructing them to draw up a resolution recommending Andre Jackson to be a fit and proper persons to fill the office of President of the United States as the approaching Presidential election, Reported a resolution recommending Andrew Jackson for President of the United States.

Mr. Coopwood moved to strike out the words “as well for the vice in the origin of his power as for the profligate use he has made of it.”

Mr. Stone then moved that the resolution lie on the table, and that one hundred copies thereof be printed for the use of this House: which was carried.

On motion of Mr. Greening, Resolved, that the committee on the state Bank, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing for the erection of the state capitol out of the Seat of Government fund; and of transferring the funds remaining in the treasury at the end of each year, to the state Bank as capital stock.

Mr. Tarver obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled “an act to divide the twenty second regiment of the militia of this state;” which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Ellis moved to take from the table a petition from sundry inhabitants of walker county; which was carried.  The petition was then referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

Mr. Lewis presented the record and proceedings of the circuit court of Montgomery county exercising chancery jurisdiction, in the case of Benjamin D. Hassell against Mary Hassell for divorce; which was read and referred to the committee on divorce and alimony.

Mr. Daniel who voted in the majority, moved to reconsider a vote given on the adoption of Mr. Jacks' amendment to the bill to be entitled "an act limiting the duties of grand Jurors," which was lost.

Mr. Harris obtained leave to introduce a resolution proposing amendments to the constitution of Alabama; which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

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of adjutant General of this state; and to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Coopwood moved to take from the table an engrossed bill to be entitled “an act incorporating the town of Courtland, in the county of Lawrence;” which was carried: the bill was then 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 bills of the following titles, to wit, an act to incorporate the Blakely and Greenville turnpike company.  An act to authorize the commissioners of the sixteenth section of the first township, and eighth range west of the meridian of Huntsville, situated in the county of Lauderdale, to lease said section for ninety nine years, renewable forever. An act to emancipate a certain slave therein named.  An act to alter the boundary line between the counties of Shelby and Autauga, were severally read a third time and passed.  Ordered, that their titles be as aforesaid - Ordered the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

A bill to be entitled “an act to emancipate certain slaves therein named” was then under consideration.

Mr. Clark moved that the bill lie on the table until the 20th of December next: which wads carried.  Yeas 40- nays 21.  The yeas and nays being required, those who voted in the affirmative are.

Mr. Speaker, Acklen Anderson Bell Bradford Brown Broadnax Bonnell Clark Colgin Collier Conner Craig Daniel Durrett Ellis Edmondson Forrest Greening Higgins Jack Kelly McVay of Laud. Massey McRae of Mon. Moore of Jack. Moore of Mad. Perkins Price Rainey Rather Richardson Robertson Russell Sharp Sibley Smith of Clark Vining Ward Wiggins.  40.

Those who voted in the negative are Mr. Bridges Cook Coopwood Davis Dennis Duke Harris Lawler Lewis Martin McVay of Law. McRae of Frank. Ross Sargent Smith of Mad. Stone Tarver Terry Walker Walthal Weissinger- 21.

A bill to be entitled "an act authorizing Samuel B. Ewing administrator of Thomas Ewing deceased, to sell and transfer certain real estate" was read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

It being ten minutes past twelve o'clock, Mr. Massey moved that this House adjourn until tomorrow morning, nine o'clock: which was carried.  Yeas 31- nays 30.  The yeas and nays being required, those who voted in the affirmative are,

Mr. Speaker, Acklen, Anderson, Bradford, Broadnax, Bridges, Bonnell, Colgin, Dennis, Davis, Duke, Greening, Jack, Lawler, Lewis, McVay of Law. Massey, McRae of Frank Moore of Jack. Perkins, Price, Richardson, Ross, Russell, Smith of Clark, Smith of Mad. Stone, Terry, Vaughan, Walthal, Ward- 31.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Mr. Bell, Brown, Clark, Collier, Conner, Cook, Coopwood, Craig, Daniel, Currett, Ellis, Edmondson, Forrest, Harris, Higgins, Kelly, Martin, McVay of Laud Moore of Mad. Rainey, Rather, Robertson, Sargent, Sharp, Sibley, Tarver, Vining, Walker, Weissinger, Wiggins- 30.  And then the House adjourned till tomorrow morning 9 o'clock.