Thursday, Nov. 12

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Slade presented two petitions from sundry citizens of Baldwin county, praying for an alteration of the boundary lines of said county, which was read; and

On motion of Mr. Slade,

Ordered that the same be referred to the committee appointed on so much of the Governor's message as relates to the fixing of permanent boundaries to the different counties.

Mr. Everitt from the same committee appointed on so much of the Governor's message as relates to the fixing permanent boundaries to the different counties, reported a bill to alter the boundaries of Washington county, and for other purposes, which was received and read,

And on motion of Mr. Everitt,

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

Mr. Everitt from the same committee, reported a bill to divide the county of Dallas, and to establish the county of _____, which was received and read; and

On motion of Mr. Everitt,

Ordered that the same be made the order of the day for its second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Everitt from the same committee, reported a bill to make a new county out of part of the county of Marengo, and part of the county of Tuskaloosa, which was received and read; and,

On motion of Mr. Anderson,

Ordered that the same be made the order of the day for its second reading on to-morrow.

 


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The engrossed bill to apportion the representation among the several counties in this Territory, according to the returns of the last census was read the third time; when

Mr. Everitt moved to amend the same by adding a new section, by way of rider, in the following words:

"And be it further enacted, that from and after the adjournment of the present session of the Legislature, the seat of government for the Alabama Territory, shall be established permanently at the town of Cahawba," which was received and read; and the rule being dispensed with, the same was read the second time forthwith- And the rule being further dispensed with, the same was ordered to be engrossed forthwith; which was accordingly engrossed and read the third time forthwith.

And on the question will the house agree to the amendment; it was resolved in the affirmative- so the amendment was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

Resolved that the title of the said bill be "an act to apportion representatives among the several counties, and for other purposes."

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the council and ask their concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Clay,

The house according to the order of the day resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on the bill supplemental to the laws now governing judicial proceedings, and after sometime spent therein Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Everitt reported that the committee had according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and had made an amendment thereto, which he delivered in at the clerk's table, where the same was read and agreed to by the house.

On motion of Mr. Smith,


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

A message from the Legislative council by Mr. Martin their secretary.

"MR. SPEAKER,

I am instructed to inform the house of Representatives that the Legislative council have passed a bill for the relief of Ann Hughes, guardian of the infant heirs of Raleigh Hughes, deceased, to which the council ask your concurrence."

And then he withdrew.

The engrossed bill to authorise county courts to grant private ways in certain cases, was read the third time; and

On the question, shall this bill pass? It was resolved in the affirmative.

Ordered that the clerk carry said bill to the council and ask their concurrence.

The bill sent from the council for the relief of Ann Hughes guardian of the infant heirs of Raleigh Hughes deceased, was read the first time; and

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Was made the order of the day for its second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Anderson gave notice that on Monday next he would ask for leave to introduce a bill to make two or more election precincts in the county of Marengo.

Mr. Murrell gave notice that on to-morrow he would ask for leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the town of Athens in the county of Limestone.

On motion of Mr. Clay,

The house adjourned until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.