Saturday, January 24, 1818.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Walker presented a petition from Thomas Johnson, of Madison county, praying the remission of a fine,

Which, on motion of Mr. Walker, was referred to a select committee.

And a committee were appointed of messrs Walker, M'Vay and Everitt.

Mr. Speaker presented a bill from Mr. David Campbell, praying that


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some further regulation be made concerning fire hunting and to prevent the driving stock into the country, which

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Ordered that the same lie on the table.

Mr. Clay from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Elisabeth Bennett, praying a divorce, reported a bill which was read the first time, and

On motion, ordered to be read the second time forthwith, and

On motion of Mr. Clay,

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

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Ordered that Mr. Everitt have leave of absence from this house until Monday next.

Mr. Walker agreeable to notice given yesterday asked for, and obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to alter and a mend an act entitled an act to establish a Bank at Huntsville, which was read the first time, and

On motion of Mr. Walker,


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Ordered that the same be made the order of the day for its second reading on Monday next.

The order of the day on the bill to be entitled an act concerning public printing being called for, whereupon the question being taken, will the house now resolve itself into a committee of the whole House on said bill, it was resolved in the affirmative. And after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. M'Vay reported that the committee of the whole House had had under their consideration said bill and made sundry amendments thereto, which were read and concurred in by the house, and

On motion of Mr. McVay.

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

Mr. Lipscomb gave notice that on Monday next he would ask for leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the town of Blakeley; and on Tuesday following he would ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Trustees of the St. Stephens


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Academy & a bill further to extend the jurisdiction of the President & Trustees of the town of St. Stephens.

Mr. Smith gave notice that on Tuesday next he would ask for leave to introduce a bill concerning due bills, promissory notes, &c.

Mr. Lipscomb asked for, and obtained leave to present a petition from the St. Stephens Steam Boat Company, and

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

Ordered that the same be referred to a select committee of five members and a committee was appointed of Messrs. Lipscomb, Mr. Vay, Mc Grew, Walker and Clay.

On motion of Mr. Walker,

Ordered that the House adjourn until Monday ten o'clock A. M.