Thursday February 5, 1818.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Walker from the committee of enrollment reported, that the committee had examined the following bills and resolutions, viz :

"An act to alter and amend an act entitled "an act to establish a Bank at Huntsville:'

"An act for the better regulation of Judicial proceedings.'

"An act for the government of


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the town of Blakeley:"

An act to alter and extend the boundaries of Washington, Baldwin and Mobile counties; and

A joint resolution relating to the credentials of the territorial delegate; and find the same truly enrolled.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker signed the same, and

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof.

Mr. Clay, from the committee to whom was referred so much of the Governors message as relates to the establishment of new counties, and representation, reported a bill extending the right of representation to certain counties therein name, which was read the first time, and

On motion,

Ordered to be read a second time forthwith, and ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

A message from the Legislative Council by Mr. Hooks, their Secretary.

Mr. Speaker,

I am directed to inform the House


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of Representatives, that the Council, have passed the following bills, viz :

A bill to be entitled "an act to incorporate the President and Trustees of the St. Stephens Academy."

And a bill to be entitled "an act to establish the counties of Shelby, and Cahawba": and then he withdrew.

Mr. Lipscomb from the committee to whom was referred the petition of the St. Stephens Steam Boat Company, reported a bill to incorporate the same, which was read the first time, and

On motion,

Ordered to be read a second time forthwith, and ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

Mr. McVay from the committee appointed to enquire into the expediency of passing some law for the relief of the several tax collectors of this Territory, reported a bill for that purpose, which was read the first time, and

On motion,

Read a second time forthwith, and


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Ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole House, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

Mr. Walker from the committee to whom was referred so much of the Governors message as relates to the internal improvement, reported a memorial addressed to the Congress of the United States on the subject of the improvement of the navigation of the river Tennessee, which was read the first time, and

Ordered to be read the second time and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

Mr. Walker from the same committee, reported a bill to appoint commissioners to ascertain and report the most suitable route for a road from the falls of the Tuscaloosa, to the Tennessee river, which was read the first time, and on motion, ordered to be read a second time forthwith, and committed to a committee of the whole house, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,


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The House adjourned until half after 9 o'clock, p.m.

The House met pursuant to adjournment; and

On motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick,

Again adjourned until to-mororow 10 o'clock.