Tuesday, February 10, 1818.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

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

An act appointing commissioners to select a temporary place for hold-


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ing the courts in Montgomery county.

An act to authorise Honore Colin to manumit his female slave Rozette.

An act to provide for the appointment of Attornies General, and to establish their Districts.

An act for the relief of James Caller; and found the same truly enrolled.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker signed the same, and ordered that the Clerk inform the Council thereof.

Mr. Speaker presented two petitions from sundry inhabitants of Tuskaloosa county, praying that the Legislature may pass a memorial addressed to the Congress of the United States, praying that they should be permitted to enjoy the benefits of the present crop, which

On motion of Mr. Smith,

Ordered to lie on the table,

Mr. Lipscomb presented the petition of Tandy Walker, praying the Legislature to memorialize Congress to remunerate him for services rendered in the late war with the Creek Indians, or to take such measures as they may deem necessary, which


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On motion of Mr. Lipcomb,

Was referred to a select committee, with leave to report by memorial or otherwise, and a committee were appointed of messrs. Lipscomb, Everitt and Dale.

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Resolved, that the house do now proceed to nominate two persons from the first Council District, one of whom to be appointed by the President of the United States to fill the vacancy of Robert Beatty Esq. resigned, and

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Ordered that messrs Walker and Everitt be appointed tellers to conduct and report said election.

Mr. Walker from the committee appointed to conduct and report said election, reported that Lemuel Mead had eleven votes, Henry Chambers, ten:

Whereupon Mr. Speaker announced that the said Mead and Chambers, were duly nominated.

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Resolved, that the House now proceed to the nomination of two persons, from the second Council dis-


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trict, one of whom to be appointed by the President of the United States to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Col. Joseph Carson, and

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Ordered that Messrs. Walker and Everitt be appointed tellers to conduct and report said election.

Mr. Walker, from the committee appointed to conduct and report said election, reported that Samuel Taylor had twelve votes, and John Wood had seven, and W. L. Adams had five votes:

Whereupon Mr. Speaker announced that Messrs. Samuel Taylor and John Wood were duly nominated.

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Resolved, with the concurrence of the Legislative Council, that both Houses will proceed in the Representative chamber at the hour of eleven o'clock inst. to nominate six persons to the President of the United States: two from each district, one of whom to be appointed in the third, one in the fourth, and one in the fifth Council districts as mem-


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bers of the Legislative Council.

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council of said resolution.

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 for the nomination of Council, and then withdrew.

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Ordered that Messrs. Lipscomb and McVay be appointed tellers to conduct and report said election.

The Council, preceded by the sergeant at arms, appeared in the Representative chamber, and took the seats assigned them.

Whereupon they proceeded to the nomination by joint ballot of both Houses for the third district.

Mr. Lipscomb from the committee appointed to conduct and report said election, reported that Joseph H. Howard had six votes, George Phillips nine votes.

Whereupon it was announced from the chair that Joseph H. Howard and George Philips were duly


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nominated.

Mr. Lipscomb, from the committee appointed to conduct and report said election for the fourth district.

Reported that John Gayle had ten votes, Reuben Saffold had seven votes.

Whereupon it was announced from the chair that John Gayle and Reuben Saffold were duly nominated.

Mr. Lipscomb, from the committee appointed to conduct and report said election for the fifth district, reported that M. D. Wilson had nine votes, John King Jun'r. five, Joseph P. Kennedy five, Samuel H. Garrow one vote.

Whereupon it was announced from the chair that M. D. Wilson was the only one duly nominated, nether of the others having a majority of votes.

Whereupon the House proceeded to a second balloting, and Mr. Lipscomb from the committee, reported that Joseph P. Kennedy had eight votes and John King Jun'r. had five;

Whereupon it was announced from the chair that M. D. Wilson


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and Joseph P. Kennedy were duly nominated; then the Council withdrew.

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

Mr. Speaker,

I am directed by his Excellency the Governor to inform you that he has this day approved and signed the following acts, viz:

An act concerning writs of error.

An act to alter and amend an act entitled an act concerning escheats.

An act to incorporate the St. Stephens Steam Boat Company; and he then withdrew.

Ordered that the Clerk inform the Council thereof.

The engrossed bill to authorise the administrators of William Gillam dec. to sell real estate, 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 the administrators of William Gillam dec. to sell real estate.

The engrossed bill to alter the


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mode of assessing and collecting taxes in the counties of Washington and Montgomery counties, 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 alter the mode of assessing and collecting taxes in the Washington and Montgomery counties.

The engrossed bill to alter and amend an act for the punishment of crimes and misdemeanors, 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 alter and amend an act for the punishment of crimes and misdemeanor.

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

Mr. Speaker

I am directed to inform the House that the Council have concurred in the joint resolution authorising the Governor to draw upon the state of Mississippi for any monies due the Alabama Territory.

The Council have also passed the


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following bills viz.

A bill concerning the style of writs.

A bill to alter and extend the boundaries of Marengo county.

A bill to appoint commissioners to ascertain & report the most suitable & practicable route for a road from the Tuskaloosa to the river Tennessee, and he then withdrew.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole House on the bill to amend the laws for raising a revenue, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Smith reported that said committee had, according to order, had said bill under consideration and had directed him to report the same without amendment, and

On motion

The report was received and agreed to, and

On motion of Mr. McVay,

Ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading for to-morrow.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole House on


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the bill to fix the compensation of the members of the General Assembly, 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. Smith,

Ordered to be engrossed, and made the order of the day for its third reading for to-morrow.

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 memorial to the Congress of the United States on the subject of internal improvement of this Territory, and then he withdrew.

The engrossed bill to establish the counties of Marion and Conecuh 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


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be an act to establish the counties of Marian and Conecuh,

The engrossed bill to authorise the administrators of James Allsup dec. to sell real estate 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 authorize the administrators of James Allsup dec. to sell real estate.

The engrossed bill to authorise the Trustees of the St. Stephens Academy to raise a fund by lottery for the use of said academy, 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 the Trustees of the St. Stephens Academy to raise a fund by lottery for the use of said Academy.

The engrossed bill to alter and amend an act entitled an act to establish a Bank at Huntsville, was read the third time, and on the question, shall this bill pass? it was resolved in the affirmative.


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Resolved that the title of said bill be an act to alter and amend an act entitled an act to establish a Bank at Huntsville.

The engrossed bill to establish the Alabama Bank in the town of St. Stephens, 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 establish the Alabama Bank in the town of St. Stephens.

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

The said bill was further amended by way of a rider, by inserting in the eleventh line of the first section immediately after the word open, these words "twenty days at least," and on the question, shall said bill pass? it was resolved in the affirmative.

The engrossed bill to authorise the change of venue in real actions 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 the change of venue in real actions.

Ordered that the Clerk take said


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engrossed bills to the Council and desire their concurrence.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on the bill further to enable the county Court of Madison county to complete the public buildings of said county, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Lipscomb reported that said committee had, according to order, had said bill under consideration and had made sundry amendments thereto, and had directed him to report the bill as amended, which were read and concurred in by the House, and

On motion,

Ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading for to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

Ordered that Henry B. Slade have leave of absence for the balance of the session.

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