Saturday, November 25, 1820.

Mr. John Brown presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Blount county, praying a law fixing the seat of justice at Blountsville, in said county, which was received and on motion, Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee on county boundaries

Mr. Perry presented the petition of the Intendant and Town Council of the town of Cahawba, praying an alteration in the charter of said town, and for other purposes, which was received, and on motion, Ordered, That the said petition be referred to a select committee, --whereupon, Messrs Perry, Murphy, and Chambers were appointed said committed.

A communication from the Senate by Mr. Williams, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker, The Senate have adopted a resolution, requiring the Secretary of State, the Comptroller of the public accounts, and the State Treasurer to reside at the seat of government, to which they desire your concurrence.

Mr. John Brown presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Blount county, praying that the time for working on the public roads may be enlarged, which was received and on motion Ordered, that the said petition be referred to the committee on roads, bridges, &c.

Mr. Chapman, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that the said committee had examined the "act to provide for electors of President and Vice-President of the United States," and find the same truly enrolled.

Mr. John Brown presented the petition of Elijah Lawley, praying to be exempted from the payment of rent due by him for lease of public land, which was received; and on motion, Ordered, That the said petition be referred to a select committee,- Whereupon Messrs. John Brown, Weedon, and Moore of Madison were appointed said committee.

Mr. Weedon, from the committee on schools and colleges, and school and college lands, reported the following bill: a bill to incorporate the Trustees of the Solemn Grove Academy in Monroe county, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on Monday next.

Mr. Jackson obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act to regulate proceedings before justices of the peace, which was read a first time, and ordered to be referred to the judiciary committee.

Mr. Rather obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act to amend the tenth section of an act, passed at the last session of the General Assembly, entitled an act to regulate elections, establish certain precincts therein named, and for other purposes which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on Monday next.

Mr. Rather obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act defining the duties of Sheriffs and Constables, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Weedon, Resolved, That the Senate be informed that this House will be ready to receive them in the Representatives


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Hall at the hour of eleven o'clock, for the purpose of electing electors of President and Vice-President of the United States.

The House then took up the resolution from the Senate requiring the Secretary of State, Comptroller of public accounts, and State Treasurer to reside at the seat of government which was read a first time and ordered for a second reading on Monday.

A bill from the Senate, to be entitled an act to establish a public road from the southern boundary line of township 8, range 4 or 5 west of the basis meridian of Huntsville to the falls of Tuskaloosa, which was read a first time and ordered for a second reading on Monday next.

A message from the Governor by Mr. Rogers: Mr. Speaker- I am instructed by the acting Governor to inform you, that he did, on the 23d instant, approve and sign, an act to provide for the public Printing, and for other purposes, on the 24th instant, an act to provide for the renewal of the Loan effected in the Planters' and Merchants' Bank of Huntsville for and in behalf of this State; an act to change the names of and legitimate certain persons therein named, and 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; and on this day, an act to provide for the appointment of electors of President and Vice-President of the United States: all of which originated in this honorable body.

On motion, of Mr. Moore, of Madison, Ordered, That the report of the engineer of the State upon the subject of the Tennessee and Cahawba rivers be sent to the Senate, which was received from his Excellency on the 21st day of the present month.

In pursuance of a resolution offered this day by Mr. Weedon, the House in conjunction with the Senate, proceeded to the election of President and Vice President of the United States.

John Scott, Henry Minor, George W. Philips and James S. Walker, Esquires, being in nomination. Those who voted for John Scott are Messrs. President, Casey, Chambers, Connor, Garth, Gaines, Hanby, Harwell, Herbert, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Ringgold, Rose, Seabury, Sims, Trotter, Ware of the Senate; and Messrs. Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Creagh, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Draughon, Dale, Davis, Duke, Evans, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Holderness, Isbell, Jackson, Murphy, Morton, McMeans, McVay, Mims, Perry, Perkins, Rather, Shackleford, Smoot, Tagert, Vining, Walker, and Weedon, 56. Those who voted for Henry Minor are, Messrs. President, Casey, Chambers, Davis, Farmer, Garth, Gaines, Hanby, Harwell, Herbert, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Seabury, Sims, Terrell, Trotter, Watkins and Ware, of the Senate; and Messrs Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Clay, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Draughon, Doxey, Davis, Duke, Edmundson, Evans, Hill , Holderness, Isbell, Jackson, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Morton, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Marion, McVay, Perry, Perkins, Rather, Shackleford, Sargent, Smoot, Tagert, Vining, Walker, and Weedon, 63. Those who voted for George W. Philips are, Messrs. President, Casey, Connor,


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Davis, Farmer, Garth, Hanby, Herbert, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Ringgold, Rose, Sims, Terrell, Trotter,Watkins, Ware, of the Senate; and Messrs. Speaker, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Benson, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Draughon, Dale, Doxey, Davis, Duke, Edmundson, Evans , Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Holderness, Isbell, Jackson, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Marion, McVay, Mims, Perry, Perkins, Rather, Shackleford, Sargent, Smoot, Tagert, Vining, Walker, and Weedon, 63. Those who voted for James S. Walker are Messrs. Chambers, Connor, Davis, Farmer, Gaines, Harwell, Ringgold, Rose, Seabury, Terrell, Watkins, of the Senate; and Messrs. Abercrombie, Armstrong, of Mobile, Bigham, Bailey, Chapman, Clay, Creagh, Dale, Doxey, Edmundson, Fitzpatrick of Autauga Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Morton, Murrell, Moore of Marion, Mims and Sargent 31. Whereupon Mr. Speaker declared John Scott, Henry Minor, and George W. Philips, duly elected. Ordered, That Mr. Abercrombie have leave of absence till Wednesday next.

A bill from the Senate to be entitled an act to provide for fixing the scite for the permanent seat of justice for the county of Marengo, and for other purposes therein mentioned, was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on Monday next.

A bill from the Senate to be entitled an act, authorising a lottery for the benefit of the navigation of the Buttahachee river, was read a first time and ordered for a second reading on Monday next.

A bill from the Senate, to be entitled an act, authorising a review of Flint river, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on Monday next.

A bill from the Senate to be entitled an act, declaring the Oaktuppa creek a navigable stream, was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on Monday next.

A bill from the Senate to be entitled an act, providing two additional election precincts in the county of Jackson, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act reducing the salaries of Treasurer, was then taken up. Mr. Walker moved to postpone the said bill indefinitely, which was decided in the affirmative, yeas 25, nays 23. The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Speaker, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Clay, Cook, Draughon, Dale, Doxey, Davis, Evans, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Murphy, McMeans, Mims, Perry, Perkins, Shackleford, Smoot, Tagert, and Walker, 25. Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, Col. John Brown, Creagh, Coats, Coleman, Dale, Edmundson, Fitzpatrick, of Autauga, Hill, Holderness, Isbell, Jackson, Morton, Murrell, Moore of Marion, McVay, Rather, Sargent, Vining, and Weedon, 23.

Engrossed bills of the following titles : to wit. An act to amend an act to regulate elections, establish certain precincts in the counties therein named, and for other purposes passed 16th December, 1819; An act changing the name of the county of Cahawba to that of Bibb;


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An act to incorporate the Steam-Boat Company of Alabama; An act to alter an act entitled an act to establish certain counties therein named, and for other purposes therein mentioned: which were severally read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the titles be as aforesaid, and that the same be sent to the Senate.

A bill to be entitled an act to provide for inclosing the public building and for other purposes, was read a third time; and, on motion, Ordered, That the further consideration of said bill be postponed till Tuesday next.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a bank in the town of Mobile, passed at St. Stephens the 20th November 1818, 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 Tuesday next.

A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate an Aqueduct Company in the city of Mobile, 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 Wednesday next.

A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of certain lessees of school lands in Madison county was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on Monday next.

Ordered, That the door-keeper be, and he is hereby required to cause the Representative Hall to be cleanly washed on the evening of this 25th inst.

The House then adjourned till Monday nine o'clock.