Wednesday, November 22, 1820.

Mr. Perry presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Perry, praying that the seat of Justice of that county may not be removed, which was received, and on motion Ordered, that the said petition be referred to the committee on county boundaries.

Mr. McVay presented the petition of Thomas Barnet, praying that a law may be passed allowing him further time to collect and pay the tax of Lauderdale county, for reasons therein state; which was received, and, on motion, Ordered, that the said petition be referred to a select committee --- whereupon Messrs. McVay, Perry and Chambers were appointed said committee.

Mr. McVay from the committee of Propositions and Grievances to whom was referred the petition of William and Abraham Trigg, reported that the said petition is unreasonable. On motion of Mr. Perry, Ordered, that the House do not concur therein. On motion Ordered, that the said petition and report be referred to a select committee; whereupon Messrs. Perry, Walker, and Jackson were appointed said committee.

Mr. Weedon, from the committee of Inland Navigation to whom were referred the reports of William Trigg engineer, reported the


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inexpediency of adopting any measure thereon, in which report the House concurred.

Mr. McVay from the committee of Propositions and Grievances reported the following bill: A bill entitled an act providing for the payment of William Pye, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Perry from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Cahawba, reported the following bill: "a bill to be entitled an act to alter Arch-street, in the town of Cahawba," which was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Smoot, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of Jeremiah Austill reported the following bill: "a bill to be entitled an act, to authorise Jeremiah Austill to dispose of the lands of the late David Files," which was read a first time; and, ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Perry presented the petition of Halo Lodge, praying the passage of a law authorising the raising of a sum of money by lottery, which was received, and, on motion, Ordered, That the said petition be referred to a select committee, Whereupon, Messrs. Perry, Murphy, and Moore of Madison, were appointed said committee.

Mr. Murphy obtained leave to bring in "a bill to be entitled an act authorising sundry persons therein named, to erect a mill on the Buttahachee river," which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

A Message from the Senate by Mr. Farmer: Mr. Speaker, I am instructed by the Senate to inform your honorable body, that they have passed an act to amend an act passed at Huntsville on the 16th December 1819, entitled an act to alter and amend the law regulating the admission and practice of counsellors and attornies at Law, which originated in your honorable body.

Mr. Chapman moved for and obtained leave for the committee on enrollments to set during the sitting of the House.

The bill authorising the issuing of Treasury notes was then taken up. Mr. Rather moved to postpone the consideration of the said bill till the 20th November next, which was decided in the negative. The ayes and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Abercrombie, Bailey, Isaac Brown, Coats, Coleman, Doxey, Duke, Edmundson, Murrell, Moore of Marion, McVay, Rather, and Sargent, 13. Those who voted in the negative are, Mr. Speaker, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Cleveland, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Draughon, Dale, Davis, Evans, Hill, Holderness, Isbell, Jackson, Leake, Moore of Madison, Murphy, McMeans, Mims, Perry, Shackleford, Smoot, Tagert, Vining, Walker, and Weedon, 31.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Trotter: Mr. Speaker- I have to inform your honorable body, that the Senate have passed an act requiring the Governor to reside at the seat of Government to which they desire your concurrence.

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole House, Mr. Jackson in the chair, on the bill authorising the issuing of Treasury notes; and after some time spent in the consideration thereof, the


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Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Jackson reported the said bill with amendments in which the House concurred. On motion, Ordered, That the said bill be re-committed to the committee of Ways and Means.

Message from the Senate by Mr. Casey: Mr. Speaker- I have to inform your honorable body, that the Senate have read the third time and passed an act to provide for the public printing, and for other purposes, which originated in your honorable body, and have amended the same by striking out in the first section thereof, in the fourth line the word 'sixteen' and inserting in lieu thereof, the word 'fifteen' also in the fifth line of said section, between the word 'Governor' and the word 'in' by inserting these words 'for the time being, or his successors in office,' in which amendments the House concurred.

A bill from the Senate, entitled an act, requiring the Governor to reside at the seat of government, was read the first time, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

Mr. Chapman offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, will on Thursday the 23d of this instant, assemble in the Representative Hall, for the purpose of electing a Comptroller and Treasurer.

Mr. Chapman from the committee on enrolled bills, reported the memorial to the Congress on the public land as correctly enrolled.

The bill to provide for inclosing the public building and for other purposes, was read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act, passed at Huntsville in December, 1819, by the last General Assembly, regulating the public ferries &c. was read a second time and ordered to be referred to the committee on roads, bridges, &c.

A bill to alter an act entitled an act to establish certain counties therein named, and for other purposes therein mentioned, was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to change the name of the county of Cahawba to that of Bibb was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for its third reading to-morrow.

A bill to amend the 8th section of an act entitled an act to provide for county officers, and for other purposes, passed at Huntsville 17th December, 1819, was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill reducing the salary of Treasurer was read a second time. Mr. Armstrong of Mobile, moved that the said bill be postponed indefinitely, which was decided in the negative. The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Chambers, Clay, Cook, Draughon, Dale, Doxey, Evans, Leake, Moore of Madison, Murphy, McMeans, Mims, Percy , Shackleford, and Smoot, 19. Those who voted in the negative are Messrs. Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Cleveland , Creagh, Coats, Coleman, Davis, Duke, Edmundson, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga , Hill, Holderness, Isbell, Jackson, Morton, Mur-


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rell, Moore of Marion, McVay, Rather, Sargent, Tagert, Vining, Walker, and Weedon, 28. Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed for its third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act to regulate elections, establish certain precincts in the counties therein named, and for other purposes, passed the 16th December, 1819, was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Cahawba navigation company was read a third time and the blanks being filled, was passed. Ordered, That the words "a bill to be entitled" be stricken out.

A communication from the Governor, by Mr. Hitchcock, informing the House, that he had approved and signed the memorial to the Congress of the United States, on the subject of lands purchased by citizens of this State.

The House adjourned till to-morrow 9 o'clock.