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Friday, November 13.

The house met pursuant to adjournment Mr. Lipscomb presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of Rodney, praying that said town may be annexed to and made a part of the town of St. Stephens, which was read; and

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

Ordered that the same be referred to a select committee of three members, with leave to report by bill or otherwise.

And a committee was appointed of Messrs. Lipscomb, Everitt and Fitzpatrick.

Mr. Everitt from the committee appointed on so much of the Governor's message as relates to the fixing of permanent boundaries to the several counties; and to whom was referred two several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the county of Baldwin, beg leave to report that it is inexpedient at this time to grant the prayer of the petitioners, requesting the General Assembly of this Territory, to lay off a new county from a part of the counties of Baldwin and Monroe, which report was received and agreed to by the house.

Mr. Sims (of T.) from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants at the Falls of Tuskaloosa, praying the establishment of a bank at that place, beg leave to report that the prayer of the petitioners is inexpedient, and ought not to be granted, which report was received and agreed to by the house.

Mr. Brown gave notice that on tomorrow he would ask for leave to introduce a bill for altering the mode of assessing and collecting taxes.

Mr. Murrell agreeably to notice given on yesterday, asked for and obtained leave to


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bring in a bill to incorporate the town of Athens in Limestone county, which was received and read; and

On motion of Mr. Clay,

The rule was dispensed with and the same read the second time forthwith; and

On motion of Mr. Clay

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

Ordered that the clerk inform the council that leave had been given to introduce said bill.

The engrossed bill providing for the establishment of seats of justice in the several counties therein named 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.

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

"MR. SPEAKER,

I am instructed to inform the house of Representatives that the council have passed the bill to apportion the representatives among the several counties in this Territory, according to the returns of the late census, and for other purposes.

I am also instructed to state that leave had been given to bring in a bill to alter and establish the boundaries of the county of Conecuh.

And then he withdrew.

The bill to establish a bank at Mobile was read the second time.


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The house then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the said bill, and after some time spent therein, Mr. speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. S. walker reported that the committee had according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and had made several amendments thereto which he delivered in at the clerks table, where the same were read and severally agreed to by the house.

On motion of Mr. Smith.

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

The bill to increase the compensation of the public printer was read the second time.

The house then resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on the said bill and after some time 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. Clay.

Ordered that the said bill with the amendment, 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 council have passed the following bills.

A bill to alter and establish the boundaries of Cahawba county.


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Also a bill to alter and ascertain more particularly, the boundaries of the county of Shelby, and to lay off a new county in the northeast part thereof, to which the council ask your concurrence.

The council have passed a bill providing for the establishment of seats of justice in the several counties therein named.

And then he withdrew.

On motion of Mr. Fitspatrick.

Mr. Smith was added to the committee appointed on so much of the governor's message as relates to the establishing of permanent boundaries to the different counties.

Mr. Clay gave notice that on to-morrow he would ask for leave to bring in a bill to alter the times of holding the superior courts in the counties of Limestone, Cotaco, Lawrence, Franklin and Lauderdale.

Mr. Smith moved the adoption of the following resolution :

Resolved that a select committee of five members be appointed to amend and compile the Militia and Patrole Laws of the Alabama Territory;

And on the question shall this bill pass? It was resolved in the affirmative.

And a committee were appointed accordingly, consisting of Messrs. Smith, S. Walker, Everitt, Lipscomb and Clay.

The bill to establish the rates of ferriage was read the second time; and

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb.

Ordered that the said bill be committed to a committee of the whole house, and made the order of the day for Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick,

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