Saturday, February 7, 1818.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Everett presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Washington county, praying that Bridges may be build across the creeks of Santebougue and Pine Barren, at the expense of the county; and

On motion of Mr. Everitt,

Was referred to a select committee of messrs. Everitt, Fitzpatrick and Lipscomb.

Mr. Walker, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that they had examined the following bills, viz.


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An act concerning certain Islands in the river Tennessee; an act to establish the county of Dallas.

An act authorising the taking of the Census in the Alabama Territory.

And find the same truly enrolled,

Whereupon Mr. Speaker signed the same, and ordered them to be carried to the Council.

Mr. Clay, from the committee to whom was referred so much of the Governors message as relates to the establishment of new counties, reported a bill to alter the boundaries of Marengo county, which was read the first time, and

On motion,

Ordered to be read the second time forthwith, and ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for Monday next.

Mr. Walker reported a bill concerning the style of Writs, which was read the first and second time forthwith, and

Ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for Monday next.

Mr. Walker, agreeable to notice given on a former day, asked for,


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and obtained leave to introduce a bill to amend the Militia Laws, and for other purposes, which was read the first time, and

On motion,

Ordered to be read the second time and made the order of the day for Monday next.

Mr. Walker moved a joint resolution authorising the Governor to take such measures as he may deem proper, to obtain from the proper authorities any monies to which the Alabama Territory may be entitled by virtue of any provision in the act establishing a separate Territorial Government for the Eastern part of the Mississippi Territory; as well as such public acts, papers and documents, as have relation to this Territory, &c. which was read the first time, and

On motion,

Ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for Monday next.

A message from his Excellency the Governor, by Mr. Noble, his private secretary:

Mr. Speaker,


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I am instructed to inform you that his Excellency has on this day approved and signed the following bills viz:

An act for the better regulation of Judicial Proceedings.

An act for the government of the Town of Blakeley.

An act to incorporate the President and Trustees of the St. Stephens Academy.

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

An act to establish the counties of Shelby and Cahawba.

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof.

The order of the day was called for on Mr. Smiths resolution providing that no bill shall be introduced in this House after Wednesday next.

On motion of Mr. Smith,

Ordered that said resolution be amended by striking out Wednesday and inserting in lieu thereof Monday.

On the question shall said resolution be adopted as amended? it was


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resolved in the affirmative.

The engrossed bill to establish districts for the several attornies general for this territory was read the third time and on the question shall said bill pass? it was resolved in the affirmative.

Resolved that the title of said bill be an act to provide for the appointment of Attorney Generals and to establish their districts.

The engrossed bill appointing commissioners to select a temporary place for holding the courts in Montgomery county was read the third time and, on the question shall said bill pass? it was resolved in the affirmative.

Resolved that the title of said bill be an act to appoint commissioners to select a temporary place for holding the courts in Montgomery county.

The engrossed bill for the relief of James Caller was read the third time and on the question, shall said bill pass? it was resolved in the affirmative.

Resolved that the title of said bill be an act for the relief of James Cal-


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ler.

The joint resolution dividing the territory into council district was read the third time and on the question shall said bill pass? it was resolved in the affirmative.

The engrossed bill to alter the mode of assessing and collecting taxes was read the third time and on the question shall said bill pass? it was resolved in the negative; and the yeas and nays being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, were Messrs. Everitt, Fitzpatrick, and Lipscomb, 3.

Those who voted in the negative, were Messrs Clay, Dale, McGrew, McVay, Robishow, Slade, Smith, & Walker, 8.

Mr. Everitt gave notice that he would on Monday next ask leave to introduce a bill to alter the mode of assessing and collecting taxes in the counties of Washington and Montgomery.

The order of the day on the bill to fix the time for the meeting of the next general Assembly, and

On motion of Mr. Clay.

Postponed till Wednesday next.


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The engrossed bill to authorise Honore Colin to emancipate his female slave Rozetta was read the third time, and on the question shall said bill pass? it was resolved in the affirmative.

Resolved that the title of said bill

be an act to authorise Honore Colin to emancipate his slave Rozette,

Ordered that the clerk take said engrossed bill to the Council and desire their concurrence.

The bill to be entitled an act to appoint commissioners to ascertain and report the most suitable and practicable route for a road from the Falls of the Tuscaloosa to the Tennessee river was read the second time; and

On motion of Mr. Clay,

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole House on said bill, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair & Mr. Everitt reported that the said committee had according to order, had said bill under consideration and had made sundry amendments thereto which were read and concurred in by the House.


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On motion of Mr. Walker

Ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for Monday next.

The memorial addressed to the Congress of the United States on the subject of the improvement of the navigation of the river Tennessee, & and the establishment of a turnpike road was read the second time, and

On motion

Ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for Monday next.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole house, on the bill to establish the Alabama Bank in the town of St. Stephens, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Fitzpatrick, reported that said committee had, according to order, had said bill under consideration and had made sundry amendments thereto, which were read and concurred in by the House, and

On motion of Mr. Everitt,

Ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading on Monday next.


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

Mr. Speaker,

I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Council have passed the following bills viz.

A bill to be entitled an act, to alter and amend an act entitled an act concerning escheats.

A bill to be entitled an act concerning Writs of Error, and

And a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the St. Stephens Steam Boat Company, and then he withdrew.

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

Mr. Speaker,

I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Council have concurred in the resolution, laying off this territory into districts for the nomination of members of Council, and then the withdrew.

On motion of Fitzpatrick,

The House adjourned until Monday next 10 o'clock.