Friday, Nov. 20.

The house met pursuant to adjournment Mr. Clay from the joint committee for enrolled bills reported that the said committee had examined the following enrolled bills, viz :

A bill to alter the times of holding the superior courts in the counties of Limestone, Cotaco, Lawrence, Franklin and Lauderdale.

A bill to alter and establish the boundary line between the counties of Autauga and Dallas.

A bill to authorize David Norris to manumit his negro woman slave Nancy.


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A bill to regulate sales at Auction

A bill to divorce John Barron from his wife Clarissa Barron.

And had found the same to be truly enrolled, whereupon, Mr. Speaker signed the same.

Ordered that the clerk inform the council thereof.

The house according to the order of the day resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on the bill appointing commissioners to lay off and sell lots in the town of Cahawba, and to provide for the temporary seat of government, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Robishow reported that the committee had according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and had made sundry amendments thereto, which he delivered in at the clerk's table, where the same were read and severally agreed to by the house, and said bill with the amendments was ordered to be forthwith engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading this day.

A message from his excellency the governor by Mr. Lyon his private secretary.

"MR. SPEAKER,

I am instructed by this excellency to inform you that he has this day approved and signed the following bills which originated in the house of Representatives, viz :

An act to establish a bank in the town of Mobile.

An act to increase the compensation of the public printer.

An act to divorce Gray Sims from his wife Catharine Sims.

And then he withdrew.


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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 bring in a bill to incorporate the Santa Bogue and Pine Barron bridge company.

I am also authorised to inform the house that the council have concurred in the amendment to the bill to change the mode of increasing the capital stock in the Planters and Merchants bank of Huntsville and the Tombeckbe bank, and for other purposes.

The council have also concurred in the amendment made by the house of representatives to the resolution to increase the compensation of the secretary, clerks and door-keepers,

And then he withdrew.

The house according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on the bill to make a new county out of a part of the county of Marengo and a part of the county of Tuskaloosa, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Walton reported that the committee had according to order, had the said bill under consideration and had made sundry amendments thereto, which he delivered in at the clerks table, where the same were read; and

On motion of Mr. Clay.

Ordered that the said bill be indefinitely postponed.

The bill sent from the council, for altering the times of holding the superior courts in the southern district of this Territory, was read the first time; and

On motion of Mr. Clay,


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

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

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

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

On motion of Mr. Clay.

Resolved that the title of said bill be "an act to alter the times of holding the superior courts in the southern district of this Territory."

Ordered that the clerk inform the council thereof.

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

"MR. SPEAKER,

I am instructed to inform the house of Representatives that the governor has informed the council by message, that he has approved and signed the following bills which originated in the council, viz.

An act to restrain the issuing of small notes, commonly called change bills.

An act to alter and establish the boundaries of Cahawba county.

An act to ascertain more particularly the boundaries of the county of Shelby and to lay off a new county of the north east part thereof. to be called and known by the name of St. Clair county.

An act to authorise the administrator and administratrix of Henry Cannon deceased to sell certain real estate.

An to divorce certain persons therein named.

An act to enable house holders in the several counties in this territory, wherein the public lands have not been offered for sale, to per-


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form all the duties which by the existing laws are required of free holders."

And then he withdrew.

The bill sent from the council to fix the permanent seat of justice in the county of Mobile, and to erect public buildings, was read the first time;

And on motion of Mr. Clay,

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

On motion of Mr. Robishow,

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

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

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Resolved that the title of said bill be an act to fix the permanent seat of justice in Mobile, and to erect suitable buildings thereon.

Ordered that the clerk carry said bill to the council and inform them thereof.

The engrossed bill to divide the county of Dallas and to establish the county of _____, was read the third time.

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

And the yeas and nays being called for by two of the members present.

Those who voted in the affirmative are.

Messrs. Anderson, Dale, Everitt, Fitzpatrick, King, Lipscomb, Murrel, Robishow,

Slade, Smith, Sims (of C.), Walton, Warren and Wilson-14.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Brown, Clay, Hudspeth, Vaughan, and S. Walker-5

On motion of Mr. King,

Resolved that the title of said bill be "an act to divide the county of Dallas and to establish the county of Greene".


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

The order of the day was called for on the bill to divide the county of Conecuh, and to alter and establish the boundaries thereof, and to lay off a new county on the north and east thereof, when a motion was made by Mr. Clay, to postpone said bill indefinitely.

And the question being taken thereon? It was resolved in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb.

The house then resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on said bill, and after some time spent therein Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Clay reported that the committee had according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had made sundry amendments thereto, where the same were read and severally agreed to by the house, and,

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

Said bill with the amendments was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time forthwith, and

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

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb.

Resolved that the title of said bill be "an act to divide the county of Conecuh and establish the county of Morgan".

Ordered that the clerk inform the council thereof, and ask their concurrence.

The house according to the order of the day resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on the bill to authorise the governor of this territory to offer rewards for the apprehension of criminals, and after some time spent therein Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr.


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Lipscomb reported that the committee had according to order had 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;

And on motion of Mr. Smith,

Said bill with the amendment was ordered to be forthwith engrossed for its third reading, was accordingly engrossed and read the third time forthwith, and

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

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Resolved that the title of said bill be "an act to authorise the governor of the Territory to offer rewards for the apprehension of criminals."

Ordered that the clerk inform the council thereof, and ask their concurrence.

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

"MR. SPEAKER,

I am instructed by the Legislative council to inform the house of Representatives that the council have passed a bill to incorporate the Santa Bogue and Pine Barron Bridge company, to which they desire your concurrence."

And then he withdrew.

The bill sent from the county to incorporate the Santa Bogue and Pine Barron Bridge company was read the first time, and

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

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

On motion of Mr. Everitt,

Said bill was postponed indefinitely.

The order of the day was called for on the


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bill to alter the boundaries of Washington county, and for other purposes; when,

A motion was made by Mr. Everitt, that said bill be postponed indefinitely;

and the question being taken thereon? it was resolved in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb.

The house then resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on 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 sundry amendments thereto, which he delivered in at the clerk's table where the same were read and severally agreed to by the house.

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

Ordered that the said bill with the amendments be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading this day.

The house according to the order of the day resolved itself into a committee of the whole house, on the bill to provide for the disposition of negroes unlawfully imported into the territory, and after some time spent therein Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Smith reported that the committee had according to order had the said bill under consideration, and had made sundry amendments thereto, which he delivered in at the clerk's table, where the same were read and severally agreed to by the house; and

On motion of Mr. Smith,

Said bill with the amendments was ordered to be engrossed forthwith for its third reading, was accordingly engrossed and read the third time forthwith.

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


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Resolved that the title of said bill be "an act providing for the disposition of slaves unlawfully imported into the territory."

Ordered that the clerk carry the 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 concurred in passing the bill to authorise the governor of the Territory to offer rewards for the apprehension of criminals.

I am further instructed to state that the council have rejected the bill which originated in the house of representatives to divide the county of Dallas, and to establish the county of Greene.

And then he withdrew.

On motion of Mr. Clay.

The house adjourned until 3 o'clock P. M.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

And on motion of Mr. Smith.

Ordered that the committee appointed on so much of the governor's message as relates to the furnishing militia officers with copies of the militia Laws, be discharged from the further consideration of that subject.

And on motion of Mr. Smith.

Ordered that the select committee who were instructed to enquire into the expediency of compiling a military code and whether any alterations are necessary in the laws concerning patrols, were discharged from the further consideration of those subjects.

The engrossed bill appointing commissioners to lay off and sell lots in the town of Cahawba, and to provide for the temporary seat of government, was read the third time.


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

And on motion of Mr. Clay.

Resolved that the title of said bill be "an act providing for the temporary and permanent seats of government."

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

The Bill to alter the boundaries of Washington County and for other purposes being in order for its third reading, when a motion was made by Mr. Everitt to postpone said bill indefinitely, and the question being taken thereon, it was resolved in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb.

Ordered that the further consideration of said bill be postponed until to-morrow.

The house according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on the Bill to authorise the leasing of lands therein named, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Clay reported that the committee had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had made sundry amendments thereto, which he delivered in at the clerk's table, where the same were read and severally agreed to by the house; and

On the motion of Mr. Vaughan

Said bill with the amendments was ordered to be forthwith engrossed ad made the order of the day for its third reading this day.

The house according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on the bill sent from the council concerning Hawkers and pedlars, and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. King reported that the committee had, according to order, had said bill under conside-


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ration, and had made sundry amendments thereto, which he delivered in at the clerk's table, where the same were read and severally agreed to by the house; and

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Said bill with the amendments was ordered to be forthwith engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading this day.

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 concurred in passing the bill providing for the disposition of Slaves imported into the territory contrary to the laws of the United States; I am further instructed to state that the council have concurred with the house of representatives in passing the bill providing for the temporary and permanent seats of government.

And then he withdrew.

The engrossed bill to authorise the leasing of lands therein named, was read the third time, and on the question shall this bill pass? it was resolved in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Clay.

Resolved that the titled of said bill be "An Act authorising the leasing of lands therein named."

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

A motion was made by Mr. Vaughan that the house do now resolve itself into a committee of the whole house on the bill to establish the rates of Ferriage; when a motion was made by Mr. Clay that the said bill be postponed indefinitely.

And the question being taken thereon, it was resolved in the affirmative.


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The house according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on the bill to amend the laws creating a tax on land; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Fitzpatrick reported that the committee had according to order had said bill under consideration & had made sundry amendments thereto, which he delivered in at the clerk's table where the same were read severally, agreed to by the house; and

On motion of Mr. Clay.

Said bill was, with the amendments, ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading on to-morrow.

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 concurred with the house of representatives in passing the bill to authorise the leasing of lands therein named:

And then the withdrew.

On motion of Mr. Everitt.

Ordered that the resolution to authorise the governor to appoint commissioners to mark the line between the state of Mississippi and the territory of Alabama was indefinitely postponed.

The house according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on the bill for the relief of John Haines, executor of William Malone deceased, and William Jordan; and after some time spent therein, Mr. speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Clay reported that the committee had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and


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had made sundry amendments thereto, which he delivered in at the clerk's table, where the same were read and severally agreed to by the house.

And on motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

Said bill with the amendments was ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

The engrossed bill concerning Hawkers and Pedlars was read the third time; and on the question shall this bill pass? it was resolved in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Clay.

Resolved that the title of said bill be "An Act concerning Hawkers and Pedlars".

Ordered that the clerk do take said bill to the council and inform them thereof.

The order of the day was called for on the bill making an appropriation for the benefit of James Madision Pushmattahaw, son of Mingo Pushmattahaw; when

A motion was made by Mr. Clay that said bill be indefinitely postponed; and the yeas and nays being called for by two of the members present, those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Anderson, Browe, Clay, Hudspeth, Murrell, Sims, C. Sims, T. Vaughan, S. Walker, Warren and Wilson-11.

Those who voted in the negative are. Messrs. Dale, Everett, Fitzpatrick, King, Lipscomb, Robishow, Slade, Smith and Walton -9.

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

"MR. SPEAKER.

I am requested to inform the

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house of Representatives that the council have concurred in the amendments proposed by them to the bill concerning Hawkers and Pedlars.

And then he withdrew.

The house according to the order of the day resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on the bill to extend the corporate limits of the town of St. Stephens, and after some time spent therein, Mr. speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Walton reported that the committee had according to order, had said bill under consideration, and made sundry amendments thereto which he delivered in at the clerk's table, where the same were read and severally agreed to by the house; and

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

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

The bill sent from the council to establish election precincts in the county of Monroe, was read the third time;

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

And on motion of Mr. Clay,

Resolved that the title of said bill be "an act to establish election precincts in the county of Monroe."

Ordered that the clerk inform the council thereof.

The house according to the order of the day resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on the bill to establish election precincts in the county of Marengo, and after some time spend therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. S. Walker reported that the committee had according to order, had said bill under consideration and had made sundry amendments thereto, which he delivered in at the


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clerk's table, where the same were read and severally agreed to by the house.

On motion of Mr. Clay,

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

The house according to the order of the day resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on the bill to alter the mode of assessing and collecting taxes, and after some time spent therein Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Smith reported that the committee had according to order had said bill under consideration and had made sundry amendments thereto, which he delivered in at the clerk's table, where the same were read and severally agreed to by the house.

And on motion of Mr. Anderson,

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

The house according to the order of the day resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on the bill to fix the seat of justice of Clarke county, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Clay reported that the committee had according to order, had said bill under consideration & had made sundry amendments thereto, which he delivered in at the clerk's table where the same were read and severally agreed to by the house.

And on motion of Mr. Smith,

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

The house according to the order of the day resolved itself into a committee of the whole house on the bill to incorporate the Saint Stephens Mechanical society, and after some time


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spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Smith reported that the committee had according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had instructed him to ask leave to sit again,

Whereupon leave was accordingly given.

On motion of Mr. Clay,

The house adjourned until to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.