Monday, December 4.

Mr. Fitzpatrick of Autauga, from the committee of privileges and elections, reported the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act, to establish certain election precincts therein named, and for other purposes, which was read a first time, and on motion. Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow.


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Mr. Isaac Brown from the committee on county boundaries, reported the following bills: A bill to be entitled an act, to establish the seat of justice in Blount county and other purposes; and a bill to be entitled an act, to alter the boundaries of certain counties therein named, which were severally read a first time; and on motion, Ordered, That the said bills be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. McVay obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, to reduce into one the several acts concerning estrays, which was read a first time; and on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time on Wednesday next.

Mr. Armstrong of Conecuh, obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, to fix the time for convening the General Assembly of the State of Alabama, which was read a first time, and on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Clay obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, to authorise Green K. Hubbard to sell the certificate of a certain quarter section of land therein named, which was read a first time, and on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. McKinley from the judiciary committee, reported the following bill: a bill to be entitled an act, concerning executions and sales by sheriffs and other officers, which was read a first time, and on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. McKinley from the same committee, reported the following bill: a bill to be entitled an act concerning writs of error, which was read a first time, and on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow. Ordered, That sixty copies of said bill be printed.

Mr. Jackson obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, for the selecting and drawing grand and petit jurors and for other purposes therein mentioned, which was read a first time, and on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Jackson obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act to prevent fire-hunting which was read a first time, and on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Draughon obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, permitting merchants, shop-keepers, tradesmen, physicians and apothecaries to prove their books of accounts, which was read a first time, and on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be the order of the day for its second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Bailey obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, to amend an act, passed at the first legislature of Alabama, the 13th of December, 1819, entitled an act, affixing salaries to certain officers within the State of Alabama, which was read a first time, and on motion of Mr. Shackleford, Ordered, That the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed- ayes 39, nays 6. The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Benson, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chapman, Cleveland, Clay, Creagh, Coats, Coleman, Draughan, Dale, Doxey, Davis, Duke, Evans, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Isbell, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Marion, Mims, Perkins, Shackleford, Sargent, Smoot, Tagert, Vining


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and Weedon, 39. Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Bailey, Holderness. McVay, Perry, Rather and Walker, 6.

On motion of Mr. McVay, Ordered, That so much of the acting Governor's message as relates to the settlement of the accounts between this State and the State of Mississippi be referred to the committee of accounts.

Mr. Tagert obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, to legalize registering certain deeds or conveyance of land in this State, which was read a first time, and on motion Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow.

The House then resumed the consideration of the bill to be entitled an act, authorising a lottery for the benefit of the navigation of the Buttahachee river.

Mr. Moore of Marion, moved to amend the first section of said bill by adding thereto the following proviso: Provided always, That the navigation of said river shall in no wise affect private property without just compensation being made therefor, which compensation shall always be ascertained by a jury according to the existing laws regulating the erection of mill dams, which was carried, Ordered, That the said bill be made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole House, on the bill to be entitled an act, for the relief of securities, and after some time spent in consideration thereof, the speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Walker reported the said bill without amendment, Ordered, That the said bill be referred to the judiciary committee.

A bill from the Senate to be entitled an act, authorising a lottery for the benefit of the Alabama Lodge No. 51, of ancient free masons, and Halo Lodge of Cahawba, was read a third time and passed.

Mr. Perkins moved to amend the title of said bill by striking out the word "and" and inserting the words, "and Rising Virtue Lodge No. 30, of Tuskaloosa" which was carried. Mr. Perry moved to amend the title by striking out the word "lottery" for the purpose of inserting "lotteries," carried.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act, passed December 3d, 1801, amended February 10th, 1807, was read a third time, and on motion, Ordered, That the said bill lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled an act, to incorporate the Trustees of the Solemn Grove Academy, in Monroe county, was read a third time. On motion of Mr. Murphy, Ordered, That the first blank with these names: "Lark Abney, Stephen Andress, Daniel McIntosh, John McLeod, and Nathaniel Broughton." On motion of Mr. Murphy, Ordered, That the second blank be filled with the words "ten thousand." The bill was then passed. Ordered, That the words "a bill to be entitled," be stricken out, and the said bill be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

A bill from the Senate to be entitled an act, to point out the duties of owners and keepers of water mills, who grain for toll was read a third time, and passed. The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill to be entitled an act, concerning executions, and for other purposes, and after some time spent in the consideration thereof, Mr. Chambers reported the said bill with amendments. Mr. Chambers moved that the further consideration of the


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report of said committee be postponed till to-morrow, carried.

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 this day approve and sign, and act, to amend an act, to regulate elections and establish certain precincts in the counties therein named, and for other purposes, passed the 16th December, 1819; an act, to authorise Lemuel Mead to emancipate a negro man slave, named Richmond; an act to change the name of the county of Cahawba to that of Bibb; and, an act, to incorporate the town of Selma, in the county of Dallas; all which originated in your honorable body.

The house then adjourned.