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Saturday, November 14.

The house met pursuant to adjournment. Mr. Smith presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Clarke county, praying that a permanent seat of justice may be established in said county, which was read.

A motion was then made by Mr. Smith, that said petition be referred to a select committee of three members;

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

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

Ordered that the said petition lie on the table. Mr. Lipscomb from the select committee to whom was referred 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, reported a bill to extend the corporate limits of St. Stephens, which was received and read; and

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb.

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

Mr. Clay agreeably to notice given on yesterday, asked for and obtained 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, 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 committed to a


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committee of the whole house, and made the order of the day for Monday next.

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

Mr. Brown agreeably to notice given on yesterday, asked for and obtained leave to bring in a bill for altering the mode of assessing and collecting taxes, which was received and read; and,

On motion of Mr. Vaughan,

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

On motion of Mr. Clay.

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

Mr. Clay gave notice that on Monday next he would ask for leave to bring in a bill to provide for the disposition of the section of land appropriated by an act of congress, for the seat of the Territorial government, and to provide for the temporary seat of government of this Territory.

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 given leave to introduce a bill to authorise the appointment of a keeper and translator of the Spanish records and papers in the Alabama Territory.

I am also instructed to state that the council have passed the following bills: one, "for the government of ginholders, and for other purposes",


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the other "to extend the corporate limits of Huntsville."

And then he withdrew.

The bill sent from the council to alter and establish the boundaries of Cahawba county, was read the first time; and

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb.

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

On motion of Mr. Clay.

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

The bill sent from the council to alter and ascertain more particularly the boundaries of Shelby county, and to lay off a new county in the north east part thereof, was read the first time; and,

On motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick,

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

On motion of Mr. Clay.

Ordered that the order of the day for the bill sent from the council, to authorise the administrator, and administratrix of Henry Cannon deceased, to sell real estate be postponed until Tuesday next.

The bill sent from the council to authorise deeds of conveyance to be acknowledged and rights of dower to be relinquished before clerks of courts, was read the second time; and

On motion of Mr. Vaughan.

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

The bill sent from the council to restrain the


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issuing of small notes commonly called change bills was read the second time;

And on motion of Mr. Clay.

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

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

On motion of Mr. Clay,

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

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

Ordered that the clerk of this house do acquaint the council forthwith.

The bill to divide the county of Dallas and to establish the county of _____, was read the second time; and

On motion of Mr. Anderson.

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

The bill to make a new county out of part of the county of Marengo, and part of the county of Tuskaloosa, was read the second time; and

On motion of Mr. Anderson.

Ordered that the same be committed to a committee of the whole house and made the order of the day for Tuesday next.

On motion of Mr. Anderson,

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