Wednesday, January 28, 1818.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Robishow presented the petition of Honore Colin, praying the emancipation of a female slave therein named, which

On motion of Mr. Robishow, was


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referred to a select committee, and a committee were appointed of messrs. Robishow, Fitzpatrick and M'Vay, with leave to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Smith presented the petition of Joseph Mott, praying remuneration for affording sustenance to certain prisoners, which

On motion of Mr. Smith, was 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 organization of new counties, &c. reported a bill to divide Shelby county, which was read the first time, and

On motion,

Ordered to be read a second time, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

Mr. Walker, agreeable to notice given on a former day, moved for, and obtained leave to introduce a bill to compel county Treasurers to keep their offices at the court houses of their respective counties, or within one mile thereof, which was read


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the first time.

On motion,

Ordered to be read the second time, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

Mr. M'Vay, from the committee appointed to take into consideration so much of the Governors message as relates to the taking of the census of the Territory, reported a bill which was read the first time, and on motion,

Ordered to be read a second time, and made the order of the day 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 concurred in the resolution from the House of Representatives for the purpose of electing a Delegate to Congress.

And then he withdrew.

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

Mr. Lipscomb and Mr. Clay be-


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ing appointed tellers to conduct and report on said election and having reported

Whereupon, Mr. President announced that Mr. John Crowell was duly elected Delegate.

Then they withdrew.

The engrossed bill to abolish the right of survivorship in all cases being read a third time and the question being taken, shall said bill pass? It was resolved in the affirmative.

Resolved that the title of said bill be, "an act to abolish the right of survivorship in all cases."

Ordered that the Clerk take said bill to the Council, and desire their concurrence.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole House on the bill to amend the laws now in force respecting public roads and for other purposes. And after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Lipscomb reported that the committee had had under the consideration said bill, and made sundry amendments thereto, which were read, and


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On motion of Mr. Clay,

Resolved that the fourth section as amended, authorising the establishment of private ways be stricken out.

On motion of Mr. Walker,

The report of the committee of the whole was concurred in by the House.

On motion of Mr. Walker,

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

On motion of Mr. Everitt,

The house adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock.