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Saturday, November 18, 1820.

Mr. Smoot presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Baldwin county, praying that no alteration may take place in the limits of said county, and for other purposes, which was received; and, on motion, Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Committee on County Boundaries.

Mr. Armstrong, of Mobile, presented the petition of the stockholders of the Bank of Mobile, praying an alteration of the charter of said bank, which was received; and on motion, Ordered, That the said petition be referred to a select committee, whereupon Messrs. Armstrong, of Mobile, Smoot, and Chambers were appointed said committee.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Farmer. Mr. Speaker, I have to inform your honorable body, that the Senate have adopted the following resolution: Resolved, that a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate, to join such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, to take into consideration the propriety of establishing a medical board for the state of Alabama, and that they have leave to report by bill or otherwise: and the Senate have appointed Messrs. Watkins, Farmer, and Casey a committee on their part. I have also to inform you that the Senate have passed the memorial to the Congress of the United States, with the joint resolution thereon, praying relief to purchasers of public lands, which originated with your honorable body.

The Senate have passed the following bills, to wit: "An act providing for the appointment of electors of President and Vice-President of the United States;" an act to divorce Polydore Naylor, and Elizabeth Naylor; and an act to provide for the government of the town of Blakeley, to which they desire your concurrence: and then he withdrew. Mr. Armstrong, of Mobile, presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Mobile, praying the incorporation of an aqueduct company, which was received; and on motion Ordered, that the said petition be referred to a select committee; whereupon Messrs. Armstrong, of Mobile, Smoot and Chambers were appointed said committee.

Mr. Draughon, from the committee on roads, bridges &c. reported the following bill, to wit: A bill appointing commissioners to lay out a road on or near the dividing line between the counties of Madison and Limestone, which said bill was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on Monday. Mr. Chapman, from the committee of Enrolled Bills, reported that they had examined the enrolled copy of the resolution adopted by the General Assembly, relative to the death of the late Governor William W. Bibb, and they find the said resolution truly enrolled.

Mr. Perry, from the select committee to which was referred the petition of John Boyce, reported the following bill: A bill for the relief of John Boyce, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on Monday.

The Speaker laid before the House the report of the commissioners appointed to take charge of the public lands and property within the limits of the town of Cahawba, which was, on motion, ordered to be referred to the committee of accounts.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act to provide for the public


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printing, and for other purposes, was taken up and passed. Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid, and that said bill be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Chambers the House took up the joint resolution allowing pay to certain persons therein named, which was read a third time and passed; and the yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Clay, Coats, Coleman, Doxey, Davis, Duke, Edmundson, Hill, Holderness, Leake, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Morton, Moore of Marion, McVay, Rather, Shackleford, Sargent, Smoot, Vining, Walker, and Weedon- 31. Those who voted in the negative are, Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abercrombie, Cleveland, Creagh, Cook, Draughon, Dale, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Murrell, McMeans Mims, Perry, and Tagert- 13.

A bill to be entitled an act to change the names and legitimate certain persons therein named, was taken up and read a second time; and on motion Ordered, that said bill be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading on Monday.

On motion of Mr. Perry, the House took up the bill to incorporate the town of Selma, in the county of Dallas.

And in pursuance of the order, the House resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the said bill, Mr. Perry in the chair; and after some time spent in the consideration thereof, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Perry reported the same to the House, with amendments in which amendments the House concurred; and on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Garth, Mr. Speaker -I have to inform your honorable body, that the Senate have passed the following bills, to wit:

"An act to incorporate the Steam-boat Company of Alabama;" "An act authorising the Governor of the State of Alabama to transmit the acts of the General Assembly of this State to the Executives of the several States of the United States;" "and that the Senate have also passed an act authorising and requiring the keepers of the several gaols in this State to receive and keep persons committed under the authority of the United States:" to which they desire your concurrence.

I have further to inform you that the Senate have read a third time and passed a joint resolution making appropriation for certain purposes therein named. And then he withdrew.

An Engrossed bill, entitled an act to amend an act passed at Huntsville, on the 16th day of December 1819, entitled an act to alter and amend the laws regulating the admission and practice of counsellors and attornies at Law, was read a third time and passed. On motion, Ordered, That the title be as aforesaid, and that said bill be carried to the Senate for their concurrence.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorise Daniel Reid, a man of colour to emancipate certain Slaves therein named, was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the title be as aforesaid and that it be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.


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An Engrossed bill to be entitled an act to authorise Lemuel Mead to emancipate a negro man slave named Richmond, was taken up, read a third time, and passed. On motion, Ordered, That the title be as above, and that said bill be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

The House then took up the resolution from the Senate on the subject of appointing a joint committee to take into consideration the propriety of establishing a medical board; and, on motion, of Mr. Chambers, the House concurred in said resolution; whereupon Messrs Chambers, Isbell, Murphy, Smoot, Armstrong of Mobile, Moore of Madison and Cleveland were appointed on the part of the House of Representatives.

The bill from the Senate entitled an act authorising the Governor of the State of Alabama to transmit the acts of the General Assembly of this State, to the Executives of the several States in the United States, was read; and, on motion, Ordered, That the said bill lie on the table.

The bill from the Senate, entitled an act to incorporate the "Steamboat Company of Alabama," was read a first time; and, on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be made the order of the day for its second reading on Monday.

Mr. Chapman, from the Committee of Enrolled Bills, reported that the Committee had examined the "joint resolution allowing pay to certain persons therein named," and found the same truly enrolled.

The bill from the Senate entitled "an act to divorce Polydore Naylor and Elizabeth Naylor, was read a first time; and on motion, ordered, that the said bill be made the order of the day for its second reading on Tuesday next.

The bill from the Senate, entitled an act, providing for the appointment of electors of President and Vice-President of the United States, was read the first time, and on motion, ordered, that the said bill lie on the table.

The bill from the Senate, entitled an act to provide for the government of the town of Blakeley, was read the first time; and on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be made the order of the day for its second reading on Monday.

A bill from the Senate entitled an act, authorising and requiring the keepers of the several gaols in this State to receive and keep persons committed under the authority of the United States; was read the first time; and on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be made the order of the day for its second reading on Monday.

Mr. Weedon obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act to authorise the issuing of Treasury Notes, which was read a first time; and on motion Ordered, That the said bill be made the order of the day for its second reading on Monday.

Mr. Rather obtained leave to bring in a bill to reduce the fees of justices and constables, and for other purposes, which was read a first time, and on motion Ordered, that the said bill lie on the table.

Mr. John Brown (by permission of the House,) presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Blount, praying the establishment of the seat of justice in said county on the lands of William Walker. On motion Ordered, that the said petition be referred to the committee on county boundaries.


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On motion Ordered, that Mr. Duke be added to the military committee.

A communication from his Honour the acting Governor by Mr. Noble, informing the House of Representatives that he had approved and signed the resolution of the General Assembly allowing pay to certain persons therein named.

On motion Ordered, that Mr. Clay be added to the committee on roads, bridges &c.

And then the House adjourned till Monday at 12 o'clock.