Friday, February 13, 1818.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Ordered that the resolution adopted on Monday last, prohibiting the introduction of new matter, be rescinded, and that he have leave to introduce a bill making appropriations for certain persons therein named, which was read the first time, and

On motion,

Ordered to be read a second time forthwith, and


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On motion of Mr. Clay,

Ordered that this House resolve itself into a committee of the whole House forthwith, on said bill, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Walker 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,

The rule was dispensed with, and

On motion,

Ordered to be engrossed and read the third time forthwith,

On motion of Mr. Walker,

The resolution of this House, prohibiting the introduction of new matter after Monday last, be rescinded, and that he have leave to introduce a joint resolution, requiring the Clerk of the House of Representatives to take charge of the books and papers of both Houses, and have them forthcoming, on the first day of the meeting of the next General Assembly, which was read the first time, and


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On motion,

Read a second time forthwith, and

On motion,

Ordered to be engrossed for its third reading forthwith,

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

An authorising the building of bridges on Santebogue and Pine Barren creeks.

An act to amend an act entitled an act against Usury.

An act to authorise John S. Divin to emancipate his negro slave, Robin, alias Robert Long.

An act to incorporate the town of Rodney, and for other purposes.

An act further to enable the county court of Madison to complete the public buildings of said county.

An act to amend the laws for raising a revenue.

An act for the relief of tax collectors.

An act concerning the distribution of the laws and journals.

An act to fix the compensation of


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the members of the General Assembly.

An act to amend the militia laws and for other purposes.

A memorial to the Congress of the United States for the relief of Tandy Walker, and

A joint resolution, appointing commissioners to lay off a road from the town of Blakely to Fort Claiborne, and find the same truly enrolled,

Whereupon, Mr. Speaker signed same,

Ordered that the Clerk do take the same to the Council and inform them thereof.

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 for the relief of Tandy Walker, also,

The resolution, appointing commissioners to mark out a road from the town of Blakely to Fort Claiborne.

The Council have also passed the


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bill to be entitled an act to amend the militia laws, and for other purposes;

And he then withdrew.

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

Mr. Speaker,

I am directed by his Excellency to inform the House of Representatives, that he has this day approved and signed the following acts, viz.

An act to authorise the change of venue in real actions.

An act to alter the mode of assessing and collecting taxes in Washington and Montgomery counties.

An act to alter and amend the laws for the punishment of Crimes and Misdemeanors.

A joint resolution authorising the Governor to draw upon the State of Mississippi for any monies due the Alabama Territory.

An act to authorise the Trustees of the St. Stephens Academy to raise a fund by Lottery, for the use of said Academy.

An act to authorise the administrators of James Allsup dec. to sell


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real estate.

An act extending the right of representation to certain counties therein named.

An act to authorise the administrators of William Gillam dec. to sell real estate.

An act to establish the counties of Marion and Conecuh.

An act for the relief of James Caller.

An act to divorce Lucretia Dearmond from James Dearmond.

An act appointing Commissioners to ascertain and report the most suitable and practicable route for a road from the Falls of the Tuskaloosa to the Tennessee river.

An act to establish the Tombeckbe Bank in the town of St. Stephens.

An act to provide for the appointment of Attorneys General and to establish their Districts:

An act to alter and amend an act entitled an act to establish a Bank at Huntsville.

Ordered that the Clerk inform the Council thereof.

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


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Mr. Speaker,

I am directed to inform the House of Representatives, that the Council have passed the following bills, to wit:

A bill to be entitled an act appointing commissioners to examine and report to the Governor the most eligible scite for the seat of the Territorial Government.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorise Daniel Reed to emancipate his mulatto slave Rose, and

A bill to be entitled an act, concerning oaths of office.

And then the withdrew.

The engrossed bill making appropriations for certain persons therein named, 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 making appropriations to certain persons therein named.

A joint resolution relative to transmitting to the President the names of persons nominated as Councilors, was read the third time, and

On motion of Mr. Walker,


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Said bill was as amended by a rider thus, after the words 'United States', insert "a certificate containing," and on the question, shall said resolution pass as amended? it was resolved in the affirmative.

Ordered that the Clerk carry said bills and resolution to the Council.

The engrossed bill to fix the time for the meeting of the next General Assembly, was read the third time, and

Mr. Lipscomb moved to postpone the same indefinitely, and the question being taken thereon, and there being a majority of one in favor of said motion, Mr. Speaker voted in the negative, and so the motion was lost - on the question, shall said bill pass? it was resolved in the negative.

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 bill and resolution, viz

A bill to be entitled an act making appropriations for certain persons


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therein named.

A resolution requiring the President of the Legislative Council and Speaker of the House of Representatives to jointly certify to the President of the United States, the persons nominated for members of the Legislative Council, for the several Council Districts.

Also, a resolution, requiring the Clerk of the House of Representatives to take in his custody for safekeeping, the books and papers, of both Houses of the Legislature, and then he withdrew.

The House then adjourned until four o'clock P.M.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

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 this House that he has this day approved and signed the following acts, viz:

An act concerning the distribution of the Laws and Journals.

An act, to amend an act, entitled


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an act against usury.

An act authorising the building of bridges on Santebogue and Pine Barren creeks in Washington county.

The Resolution appointing commissioners to mark out a road from the town of Blakely to Fort Claiborne.

An act to amend the militia laws, and for other purposes.

An act to authorise John S. Divin to emancipate his female negro slave Robin, alias Robert Long.

An act to incorporate the town of Rodney and for other purposes.

An act further to enable the county of Madison to complete the public buildings of said county.

An act to amend the laws for raising a revenue.

An act to fix the compensation of the members of the General Assembly.

An act for the relief of tax collectors.

Ordered that the Clerk do inform the Council thereof.

Mr. Walker from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that the


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committee had examined the following bills, viz

An act making appropriations to certain persons therein named.

An act to authorise Daniel Reed to emancipate his mulatto slave Rose.

An act concerning oaths of office.

A joint resolution respecting the books and papers of the General Assembly.

A joint resolution concerning additional members of the Legislative Council.

An act appointing commissioners to examine and report to the Governor, the most eligible scite for the seat of the Territorial government, and find the same truly enrolled.

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb, The resolution was dispensed with on the introduction of new matter, and

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb.

Ordered that he have leave to introduce a resolution making compensation to the Sergeant at arms, which was read the first time, and

On motion,

Read a second time forthwith, and


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On motion,

Ordered to be engrossed and read the third time forthwith, and the said resolution being read the third time, and on the question, shall said resolution pass? it was resolved in the affirmative.

Ordered that the Clerk carry said engrossed resolution to the Council and desire their concurrence.

The House then adjourned until to-morrow 10 o'clock A M.