Mr. Perry presented the petition of John Boyce, praying the reimbursement to him of interest paid on purchase money for certain lots in the town of Cahawba, which was received and on motion ordered that the said petition be referred to a committee of propositions and grievances
Mr. Chambers presented the petition of sundry lessees of school lands, on the sixteenth section, in the fourth township, and second range, Madison county, praying the extension of the time upon their leases for one year beyond the original time, which was received, and on motion, ordered, that the said petition be referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Garth.
Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the House of Representatives - I am instructed by the Senate, that they having received the report of the joint committee, relative to the death of our late Governor, have concurred therein, and have adopted the following resolutions: Resolved, That a Committee of Arrangement be appointed on the part of Senate to associate with such committee as may be appointed by the Representative branch to carry into effect the resolutions reported by the committee on the subject of commemorating the death of the late Governor Bibb, and to suggest such other recommendatory measures as may be thought proper, and the Senate have appointed Messrs. Terrell, Garth, and Metcalf a committee on their part, Mr. Chapman moved, that this House do concur with the Senate in the said resolution.
Whereupon Messrs. Chapman, Chambers and Cleveland were appointed a committee on the part of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Smoot presented the petition of the President, Directors & Co. of the Tombeckbee Bank, praying an alteration in their charter for purposes therein named, which was received, and, on motion, ordered, that the said petition be referred to a select committee, to wit. Messrs Smoot, Murphy, and McKinley.
Mr. Isaac Brown, from the select Committee to which was referred that part of the Governor's message which relates to the appointment
of President and Vice-President of the United States, reported the following bill: "a bill to provide for the appointment of electors of President and Vice-President of the United States, which was read a first time. On motion of Mr. Brown, ordered, That the rule of this House, requiring a bill to be read on three different days be dispensed with. On motion of Mr. McKinley the House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Weedon in the chair, on the said bill; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Weedon reported the said bill with amendments, which were concurred in by the House.
The bill was then read a second time; on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.
Mr. McKinley, from the joint committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Madison, Limestone, and Lawrence, praying this House to memorialize Congress for relief as purchasers of public land, with leave to report by memorial, or otherwise, reported a memorial with sundry resolutions thereon, which were read a first time and on motion, ordered, That the said memorial and resolutions lie on the table till to-morrow.
On motion of Mr. Perkins, Resolved, That this House do now proceed to the reconsideration of the vote on the passage of the bill to legalize the election of Jackson county in August 1820, which was decided in the affirmative. On motion of Mr. Murphy, ordered, that this House be called.
Mr. McKinley moved to re-commit the said bill to a committee of the whole House, which was decided in the affirmative, yeas 26, nays 25. The yeas and nays being called for on the said motion, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Bigham, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Clay, Coleman, Doxey, Davis, Duke, Edmundson, Hill, Holderness, Isbell, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison , Morton, Moore of Marion, McVay, Perkins, Rather, Shackleford, Sargent, Vining, Walker and Weedon, 26. Those who voted in the negative are, Mr. Speaker, Messrs Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Cleveland, Creagh, Cook, Coats, Draughan, Dale, Evans, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Jackson, Murphy, Murrell, McMeans, Mims, Perry, Smoot and Tagert, 25. The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole House, Mr. Weedon in the chair, on said bill; and after some time spent in the consideration thereof, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Weedon reported the said bill without amendment. The question was then put upon the final passage of the bill and decided in the negative yeas 25, nays 26. The yeas and nays being required, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Bigham, Bailey, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Clay, Coleman, Doxey, Davis, Duke, Edmundson, Holderness, Isbell, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Morton, Moore of Marion, McVay, Rather, Shackleford, Sargent, and Vining. 25. Those who voted in the negative are, Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Benson, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Cleveland, Creagh, Cook, Coats, Draughan, Dale, Evans, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga,
Hill , Jackson, Murphy, Murrell, McMeans, Mims, Perry, Perkins, Smoot, and Tagert, 26.
The House then adjourned till to-morrow 10 o'clock.