Monday , November 27, 1820.

Mr. Moore, of Madison, presented the petition of James Ham praying to be exempted from paying taxes on a stud horse, which was received; and on motion, Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Committee on Propositions and Grievances.

Mr. McMeans presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of Cahawba, praying the passage of a law authorising the raising 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. McMeans, Morton, and Jackson were appointed said committee.

Mr. McMeans presented the petition of Master Mead, of Blount county, praying that a law may pass to turnpike a road therein mentioned, which was received; and, on motion, referred to the committee on Roads, Bridges, &c.

Mr. Evans presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Wilcox county, praying that the seat of Justice in said county may be fixed at Canton, which was received; and on motion, ordered to be referred to the Committee on County Boundaries.

Mr. McKinley, from the Judiciary Committee, reported the following bills: A bill to be entitled an act to establish a Court of Chancery; A bill to be entitled an act to regulate proceedings in suits at Common Law: which were read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on Thursday next. Ordered, That one hundred copies of each of the said bills be printed for the use of this House.

Mr. Evans, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of Henry Taylor, reported the following bill: A bill to be


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entitled an act to authorise Henry Taylor, of Wilcox county, to emancipate certain negroes therein named; which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. McMeans obtained leave to bring in a bill to establish election precincts in Dallas county, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Armstrong of Conecuh, obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act to authorise the county Court of Conecuh county to levy a tax for building a Court House and Gaol in said county, and for other purposes therein mentioned, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on tomorrow

On motion of Mr. Chambers, resolved, that a committee be appointed to wait on the acting Governor, and inform him of the election of Henry Minor, John Scott, and George W. Philips as electors of President and Vice-President of the United States, - whereupon, Messrs Chambers, Smoot, and Clay were appointed said committee.

Mr. Clay obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act to regulate the collection of money upon execution, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

In pursuance of the order, the house resolved itself into a committee of the whole House on the bill to be entitled an act to establish a State University, and after some time spent in consideration thereof, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Chambers reported the same with amendments, on which amendments the House concurred.

On motion of Mr. Perkins, Ordered, That the amendment to the 3d section of said bill be further amended by inserting between the words 'selected' and 'by' these words 'at this time or may hereafter be selected:' On motion, Ordered, That the said bill be recommitted to the committee on schools and colleges, and school and college lands.

A message from the Senate of Mr. Farmer: Mr. Speaker, the Senate have concurred in the amendments made by your honorable body to the bill entitled an act to incorporate the Steam Boat Company of Alabama. A bill to prevent the removal of distempered cattle, was read a second time. On motion of Mr. McKinley Ordered, that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed.

A bill to be entitled an act more effectually to prevent the evil practice of Billiard playing in this state, was read a second time. Mr. Perkins moved that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitly postponed, which was decided in the negative- Ayes 19, Noes 23. The Ayes and Noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative are, Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Armstrong, of Mobile, Bigham, Benson, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Creagh, Draughon, Davis, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Jackson, Leake, Murphy, Moore of Marion, Mims, Perry, Perkins, and Sargent, 19. Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Armstrong of Conecuh, Bailey, Chambers, Chapman, Clay, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Duke, Edmundson, Hill, Holderness, McKinley Moore of Madison, Morton, Murrell, McMeans, McVay, Rather, Shackleford, Taggert, Vining, and Weedon, 23. Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a committee of the whole House, be made the order of the day for to-morrow.


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The House then took up the bill to alter Arch-street, in the town of Cahawba, which was read a second time. On motion of Mr. McKinley Ordered, that the further consideration of the said bill be postponed indefinitely. A bill authorising a mill on Battahachee River, was ordered to lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend the 8th section of an act entitled an act to provide for county officers, and for other purposes, passed at Huntsville 17th Dec. 1819, was ordered to lie on the table.

The House then adjourned.