Friday, November 24, 1820.

Ordered, That Messrs. Cleveland and Fitzpatrick, of Montgomery, have leave of absence till Tuesday next.

Mr. Isaac Brown, from the committee on county boundaries, to whom were referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Greene county, and the petition of sundry inhabitants of Wilcox county, reported that the


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said petitions are unreasonable and ought not to be granted. Ordered, That the House concur in the report of said committee on the petitions of sundry inhabitants of Wilcox county.

Ordered, That the report of the said committee on the petition of sundry inhabitants of Greene county, be recommitted to the committee on county boundaries.

Mr. Walker, from the committee of accounts, to whom was referred the proceedings of the commissioners of the public lands, and the ferries within the limits of the town of Cahawba, reported that they had examined the accompanying documents, and find them to accord with the account submitted.

Mr. Morton, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Limestone and Madison counties, reported the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act, declaring that part of Limestone leading from Mooresville to the Tennessee river, a public highway, and for other purposes, which was read the first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Smoot from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of President, Directors & Co. of the Tombeckbe Bank, reported the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act, to amend an act passed at St. Stephens the 13th February 1818, to establish the Tombeckbe Bank, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Evans obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act providing two additional election precincts in the county of Wilcox, which was read the first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Perry obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act allowing the sheriff compensation for attendance on the supreme court and for other purposes, which was read the first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Perry obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, to prohibit the removal of distempered cattle from one neighbourhood to another, which was read a first time and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Morton obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, more effectually to prevent the evil practice of billiard playing in this State, which was read the first time, and ordered for a second reading on Monday next.

Mr. Smoot obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, concerning promissory notes, which was read the first time, and ordered to be referred to the judiciary committee.

Mr. Benson obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act, to repeal a part of an act to establish certain counties therein named, and for other purposes therein mentioned, passed December the 13th 1819, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Chapman from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined the following bills: viz. An act to provide for a renewal of the loan effected on the Planters' and Merchants' Bank of Huntsville for and in behalf of this state; An act to amend an act passed at Huntsville the 16th December 1819,


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entitled an act to alter and amend the laws regulating the admission and practice of Counsellors and Attornies at Law; and an act to change the names of, and legitimate, certain persons therein named, and find them correctly enrolled.

Mr. Armstrong, of Mobile, obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act supplementary to the act entitled an act to incorporate the city of Mobile, passed the 17th December, 1819, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Chapman obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act to amend an act passed at Huntsville on the ________day of ________ in the year 1819, incorporating the town of Triana, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole House, Mr. Walker in the chair, on the bill to provide for the government of the town of Blakeley; and after some time spent in the consideration thereof, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Walker reported the said bill with amendments, in which the House concurred, Ordered, That the said bill be the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act establishing a State University was read a second time and ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole House, and made the order of the day for its third reading on Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act to repeal an act of the last General Assembly of the State of Alabama, entitled an act for the encouragement of killing and destroying Wolves and Panthers, which was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

An engrossed bill of the following title: to wit. "an act authorising the executrix of William Baldwin to sell and convey certain real estate," was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the title be as aforesaid.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorise S. B. Shields to sell certain lands therein mentioned, was read a second time. The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the said bill; and after some time spent in consideration thereof, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Weedon reported the said bill without amendments which was received. Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

The House then took up the bill from the Senate entitled an act to provide for the appointment of electors of President and Vice-President of the United States, and concurred with the amendments of the Senate.

The bill to fix the seat of Justice permanently in Lauderdale county was read a second time; the House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the said bill; and after some time spent in the consideration thereof, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Chapman reported the bill with amendments in which the House concurred. Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed for its third reading to-morrow.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Williams, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker, The Senate have passed the following: An act for the relief


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of John Boyce; an act appointing commissioners to lay out a road on or near the dividing line between the counties of Madison and Limestone; and an act to incorporate the town of Selma, in the county of Dallas.-- and have amended the same by striking out in the second and third lines of the eighth section these words "belonging to the Selma Company," and by striking out the word "five" in the third line of the ninth section, and inserting in lieu thereof the word "two;" all of which bills originated in your honourable body. They have also passed an act for fixing the site for the permanent seat of Justice for the county of Marengo and for other purposes therein mentioned; an act to establish a public road from the southern boundary line of township eight, in range four or five, west of the basis meridian of Huntsville to the falls of Tuscaloosa; to which they desire the concurrence of your honourable body.

A bill to be entitled an act providing for the payment of William Pye, was read a second time, and made the order of the day of Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act to alter Arch-street, in the town of Cahawba, was read a second time, and ordered to be postponed till Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorise Jeremiah Austill to dispose of the lands of the late David Files was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for its third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act authorising John D. Terrell, Edward G. Terrell, and John Bowman, to erect a mill on the Buttahachee river, was read a second time, and committed to a committee of the whole House, and made the order of the day for Monday next.

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 a second time. Mr. Murphy moved to strike out the words "the due course of the laws thereof," in the first section of said bill, which was decided in the affirmative. On motion of Mr. Murphy, Ordered, That in lieu of the said words, the following be inserted: "due course of law." On motion, Ordered, That the said bill be the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

An act requiring the Governor to reside at the seat of government was read a second time. Mr. Weedon moved to amend the said bill by striking out all of the said bill after the enacting clause, which was decided in the affirmative, yeas 38, nays 8. The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Speaker, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Benson, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Clay, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Draughon, Doxey, Davis, Duke, Edmundson, Hill, Holderness, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Morton, Moore of Marion, McVay, Mims, Perkins, Rather, Shackleford, Sargent, Smoot, Tagert, Vining, Walker, and Weedon, 38. Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Abercrombie, Creagh, Evans, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Jackson, Murrell, McMeans, and Perry, 8.

The Speaker obtained leave of the House, to have the reasons of his vote on this motion spread on the journals, which are as follows: 1st, There is no provision made for the accommodation of the executive


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officer, by erecting and furnishing a government house. 2nd, The fiscal concerns of the State are in such a situation, that it would be inexpedient at this time to make such appropriation as would be necessary to carry this act into operation. Ordered, That the report of the Treasurer and Comptroller be published.

The House then adjourned till 10 o'clock to-morrow.