Thursday, Dec. 21, 1820.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Dick. Mr. Speaker, The Senate have read the third time and passed the following resolutions, originating in your honorable body: Resolution for an allowance to the clerk of the House of Representatives and Senate for ex-officio services: resolution, authorising the receipt of the Comptrollers warrants in payment for money due for lots sold in the town of Cahawba. They have also passed a resolution prescribing the election of two Representatives for the county of Jackson for the next General Assembly, to which they ask your concurrence, and then he withdrew.

The resolution from the Senate, allowing two representatives to Jackson county, was read a first time. Ordered, That the same lie on the table.

Mr. Morton from the committee on enrolled bills reported that the committee have examined bills of the following titles, to wit: an act, to reduce into one the several acts concerning strays; an act, to alter and enlarge the terms of certain circuit courts in this State; resolution authorising the Treasurer to receive comptrollers warrants for money due for the sale of lots in Cahawba; resolution to make an allowance to the clerk of the House of Representatives and Senate for ex-officio services; an act, to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the State of Alabama; an act to reduce into one the several acts concerning roads, bridges and highways, &c.; an act, concerning divorce. And find the same correctly enrolled

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Dick, Mr. Speaker, The Senate adhere to their amendment to the bill, to apportion the Representatives among the several counties in this State, and to divide the State into senatorial districts, according to the returns of the late census, and then he withdrew.

On motion of Mr. Moore of Madison, Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That both houses of this General Assembly will adjourn sine die this day at the hour of 3 o'clock. The said resolution being read three times was adopted.


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Ordered, That Messrs. Moore of Madison, and Cook, carry the same to the Senate and ask their concurrence therein.

A message from the acting Governor by Mr. Rogers. Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the House of Representatives, --I am instructed by the acting Governor to inform you that he did on the 20th inst. approve and sign the following acts: viz. An act supplementary to an act to establish the permanent seat of justice in Cahawba County; an act to regulate proceedings in suits at Common Law; an act for the relief of the tax collector of Lauderdale county, and for other purposes: an act to amend an act passed at Huntsville, on the 13th day of November, 1819, incorporating the town of Triana; an act to amend an act to provide for leasing for a limited time the lands reserved by the Congress of the United States, for the support of schools within each township of this state for a seminary of learning, and for other purposes; an act to lay a tax on the inhabitants of Washington county; an act amendatory of an act passed by the legislature of the State of Alabama, at Huntsville, the 11th December, 1819, entitled an act to establish a public road therein named; an act to provide for enclosing the public building in the town of Cahawba: an act giving jurisdiction over water courses: an act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the State of Alabama; an act to reduce into one the several acts concerning strays; an act to reduce into one the several acts concerning roads, bridges, ferries and highways; an act concerning divorce. Resolution authorized the Treasurer to receive Comptrollers warrants for money for the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba. Resolution to make an allowance to the clerk of the House of Representatives and Senate, for ex-officio services. Ordered, that Mr. Rather have leave of absence for the remainder of the session.

Message from the Senate by Mr. Dick. Mr. Speaker,-- The Senate have passed the bill entitled an act to authorize the Governor, or person exercising that office to remit any part of any fine, forfeiture or sentence of imprisonment, to which they have made an amendment and desire the concurrence of your honorable body. The House agreed to the amendment made by the Senate to the aforesaid bill. Ordered, that the Senate be informed thereof. The House took up the resolution (which had been amended in Senate,) authorizing the Governor to pay to David and Nicholas Crocheron a certain sum of money therein named, and concurred in the amendments.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Dick. Mr. Speaker, The Senate have passed the following bills, to wit: resolution for printing the Journals and laws of the present General Assembly; an act to fix the time for convening the General Assembly of the State of Alabama; resolution to authorise the payment of Daniel Rather, jailor of Madison county. They have also passed a bill entitled an act to incorporate the indian creek navigation company. Mr. Morton from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that the committee have examined bills of the following titles, to wit; an act, for the relief of Elijah Lawley; resolution authorising the Governor to pay to David and Nicholas Crocheron, a sum of money therein named; resolution authorising the payment of Daniel Rather, jailor of Madison county, resolution for printing the Journals and Laws of the present General Assembly; an act to authorise the Governor or person exercising that office to remit any part of any line, forfeiture or sentence of imprisonment, and an act, to fix the time for convening the General Assembly of the State of Alabama. And find the same correctly enrolled.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Dick. Mr. Speaker, The Senate have passed the bill entitled an act to make appropriations for the year


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1821, and for other purposes, to which they have made amendments, then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the amendments made by the Senate to the bill to make appropriations for the year 1821, and the question being taken, will the House concur in the amendments made by the Senate to said bill, authorizing the court of errors and appeals, the circuit court of Dallas county, and the Federal Court of the United States, to sit in the State House. And was decided in the negative. Ayes 13, nays 17.

Those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Benson, J. Brown, Creagh, Cook, Evans, Murphy, Murrell, McMeans, Perry, Shackleford, and Tagert, 13. Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Speaker, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bailey, I. Brown, Clay, Doxey, Davis, Duke, Edmundson, Hill, Holderness, Leake, Moore of Madison, Morton, McVay, Mims, and Walker, 17.

The question was then taken on agreeing to an additional allowance made by the Senate to the Public Printer. Mr. McVay moved to disagree to said amendment, which was decided in the negative, ayes 15, nays 15.

The ayes and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Armstrong of Conecuh, Benson, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Davis, Duke, Edmundson, Evans, Hill, Holderness, Leake, Moore of Madison, McVay, Shackleford, and Walker 15. Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Bailey, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Dale, Doxey, Murphy, Morton, McMeans, Mims, Perry, and Tagert, 15. The House then concurred in the other amendments made by the Senate to said bill.

Mr. Murphy moved that the House appoint a second committee of conference on the disagreement of the two Houses to the bill to apportion the Representatives among the several counties in this State, and to divide the State into senatorial districts, according to the returns of the late census, which was lost. Ayes 11, nays 24.

The ayes and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. Armstrong of Mobile, Creagh, Coats, Dale, Duke, Evans, Murphy, Moore of Marion, Perry, Shackleford, and Tagert, 11. Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Speaker, Abercrombie, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Clay, Cook, Coleman , Doxey, Davis, Edmundson, Hill, Holderness, Leake, Moore of Madison, Morton Murrell, McMeans, McVay, Rather, Sargent, Vining and Walker, 24.

A bill from the Senate entitled a act to provide for assessing and collecting the taxes and taking the census of this State, was read a first time, and the rule being dispensed with, was read a second time forthwith. Mr. John Brown moved the said bill be read a second time by its title, which was lost, ayes 15, nays 15. The said bill was then read a third time and passed. Ordered, that the Senate be informed thereof. A message from the Senate by Mr. Garth. Mr. Speaker, -- I am instructed by the Senate to inform the House of Representatives, that they have finished all business before them and have appointed Messrs. Garth and Casey, jointly with your committee, to wait on his Excellency the acting Governor, and inform him that the General Assembly have finished all the business before them, and are now ready to adjourn sine die, provided he has no further communication to make.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Casey. Mr. Speaker, -- The Senate adhere to their amendment to the bill to make appropriations for the year 1821. On motion of Mr. Perry, the House receded from their disagreement to the amendment made by the Senate to said bill. Mr. Morton from the committee of enrolled bills, reported that the committee have examined an act to provide for assessing and collecting the taxes, and for taking the census for the year 1821, and find the same correctly enrolled. Mr. Moore of Madison, from the joint committee appointed to wait on his Excellency, the acting Governor reported that the committee had waited on his Excellency, and informed him that the General Assembly are about to adjourn, and was informed by him, that he had no further communications to make.


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On motion of Mr. McVay, ( Mr. Walker in the Chair,) the following resolution was unanimously adopted. Resolved, That the thanks of this House be presented to the Honorable George W. Owen, Speaker of the House of Representatives, for the ability, dignity and impartiality, with which he has discharged the arduous and important duties of the Chair, during the present session. And then the House adjourned sine die.

GEORGE. W. OWEN,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(Attest) JAMES J. PLEASANTS,

Clerk of the House of Representatives

December 22, 1820.

 

ERRATA.

In page 47, insert at the beginning of the 31st line the words electors of.