Saturday, February 14th, 1818.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

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 resolution making appropriations to the Sergeant at arms, and then he withdrew.

Mr. Walker from the committee on enrolled bills reported that they had examined the following resolution, making appropriations to the Sergeant at arms, and find the same truly enrolled.

Whereupon, Mr. Speaker signed


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the same.

Ordered that the Clerk inform the Council thereof.

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 appointing commissioners to examine and report to the Governor, the most eligible scite for the seat of the Territorial Government.

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

An act making appropriations to certain persons therein named.

An act concerning oaths of office, and then he withdrew.

Ordered that the Clerk inform the Council thereof.

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 Representa-


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tives that he has this day approved and signed the resolution making appropriations to the sergeant at arms.

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb, the rule prohibiting the introduction of new matter was rescinded, and he have leave to introduce a joint resolution making compensation to the door keeper of the house of Representatives and to the door keeper of the Legislative Council, which was read the first time, and

On motion,

Read the second time forthwith, and

On motion,

Ordered that this House forthwith resolve itself into a committee of the whole House on said resolution, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. McVay reported that said committee had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had directed him to report the same without amendment, which was concurred in by the House, and

On motion,

Ordered to be engrossed and read


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the third time forthwith, and the engrossed resolution being read the third time, 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.

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 increasing the compensation of the door keepers.

Mr. Walker from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that they had examined the joint resolution increasing the compensation of the door keepers, and find the same truly enrolled.

Whereupon, Mr. Speaker signed the same.

Ordered that the Clerk inform the Council thereof.

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

Mr. Speaker,


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

A joint resolution, increasing the compensation of the door keepers.

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

Resolved that a committee be appointed on the part of this House to wait on his Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the General Assembly have completed the business of the session and are now ready to adjourn, if his Excellency has no further communications to make.

And a committee were appointed of Messrs. Lipscomb and McVay.

Mr. Lipscomb from the committee appointed to wait on his Excellency the Governor, reported that they had performed that service and received for answer, from his Excellency, that he had no further communications to make.

On motion of Mr. Walker,

Ordered that the Clerk do inform the Council that this House, having completed the business before them, are now ready to adjourn.


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The Clerk went accordingly with said message.

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

Mr. Speaker,

I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Council have completed their business and are now ready to adjourn.

On motion of Mr. McVay,

Mr. Speaker adjourned the House sine die.

ATTEST,

DANL. COLEMAN, Clk