Tuesday, Jan. 27th.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Lipscomb, presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the Town of St. Stephens, praying the establishment of a Bank at that place, and

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

Referred to a select committee of Messrs. Lipscomb, Walker and Dale.

Mr. Robishow, presented the petition of Wm. Roundtree, praying remuneration for having supported certain wounded Soldiers from the army, and

On motion of Mr. M'Vay.

Referred to the committee of Propositions and Grievances.

Mr. Clay, from the committee appointed to take into consideration so much of the Governors message as relates to the establishment of new counties.

Reported a bill to divide the County of Blount, which was read the first time, and


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On motion of Mr. Clay,

Ordered to be made the order of the day, for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Walker, from the committee, to whom was referred the petition of Thomas Johnson, praying the remission of a fine, reported a bill for his relief, which was read the first time, and

On motion,

Ordered to be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Walker from the committee appointed to take into consideration so much of the Governors message as relates to the Memorial of the Mississippi convention, reported a Memorial addressed to the Congress of the United States, which was read the first time and on motion,

Ordered to be read the second time forthwith, and

On motion of Mr. McVay,

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

Mr. Speaker presented the petition of John Milican of Madison


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County, praying relief from a fine assessed on him by the Superior Court of said county, and

Mr. Clay moved that said petition lie on the table; and the question being taken thereon, it was resolved in the negative.

On motion of Mr. McVay,

Ordered to be referred to a select committee of five members and a committee were accordingly appointed of Messrs. McVay, Walker , McGrew, Slade and Smith.

Mr. Smith, agreeable to notice given on Saturday last, asked for, and obtained leave to introduce a bill concerning due bills and promissory notes, &c. which was read the first time, and

On motion of Mr. Smith,

Ordered to be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Speaker presented a letter from Lewis Dillahunty, Sheriff of Blount county, on the subject of the division of said county, and

On motion of Mr. McVay,

Ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Clay, agreeable to notice,


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given on a former day, asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill concerning Writs of Error, which was read the first time, and

On motion of Mr. McVay.

Ordered to be made the order of the day, for a second reading on to-morrow.

A Bill to alter and amend an act entitled an act, to establish a Bank at Huntsville, being read a third time and

On motion of Mr. Robishow,

Ordered, that the further consideration of said bill, be postponed until Friday next.

The engrossed bill, concerning Public printing, being read the third time; And the question being taken; shall said bill pass, it was resolved in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Clay.

Resolved, that the title of said bill, be amended by striking out all after the word "bill" and insert in lieu thereof, "to amend the laws concerning Public printing."

On motion of Mr. McVay,

Resolved, that a committee be appointed to enquire into the ex-


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pediency of passing some laws for the relief of several tax collectors, in the Alabama Territory, with leave to report by bill or otherwise; and a committee were appointed accordingly of Messrs. McVay, Clay and Slade.

A Bill for the better regulation of Judicial proceedings, was read the second time, and

On motion of Mr. Walker,

Ordered, that the same be committed to a committee of the whole House, and made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

The bill to amend the laws now in force respecting public roads & for other purposes, was read the second time, and

On motion of Mr. Walker, committed to a committee of the whole House, and made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill to abolish the right of Survivorship in all cases, was read the second time, and

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Ordered, to be engrossed and


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made the order of the day for a third reading on to morrow.

The order of the day being called for on, the bill to alter and fix the Western boundary of Madison County, and to divide the County of Elk, and the question being taken, will the House resolve itself into a committee of the whole House, it was resolved in the affirmative; And after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Walker reported that the committee had had under their consideration said bill, and had made progress therein, but not having got through the same, had directed him to ask leave to sit again, and

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

Ordered, that the report be received and agreed to.

The bill to provide for the Government of the Town of Blakeley being read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Everitt,

Ordered, to be committed to a committee of the whole House for a third reading on to morrow.

On motion of Mr. Walker,


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Ordered, that the House do adjourn until 3 o'clock, P.M.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

The bill to amend the act, entitled an act concerning Usury, being read a second time, and

On motion of Mr. Walker,

Ordered that the same be referred to a select committee and a committee were appointed of messrs Walker, Clay and Lipscomb.

Mr. Fitzpatrick called for the order of the day on so much of the Governor's message as relates to the election of a Delegate to Congress, and the question being taken thereon, will the House now resolve itself into a committee of the whole, to take into consideration said subject? it was resolved in the affirmative.

And after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker, resumed the chair, and Mr. Smith reported that the committee of the whole House had had under their consideration, said subject and had adopted the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That with the concur-


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rence of the Legislative Council, both Houses will meet in the Representative Chamber, on to-morrow at 11 o'clock A. M. and proceed to the election of a Delegate to Congress, which

On motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick, was received and agreed to.

Ordered that the Clerk inform the Council thereof.

The bill to incorporate the St. Stephens Academy, was read the second time, and

On motion,

Ordered that the same be committed to a committee of the whole House for a third reading on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Everitt,

Ordered that the House do adjourn until to-morrow, 10 o'clock A. M.