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Wednesday, November 4.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

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 appointed on the committee of enrolled bills, Mr. Chambers, to act jointly with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the house of Representatives.

The council have appointed on the committee of accounts, Messrs. Gayle and William, to act jointly with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the house of Representatives."

And then he withdrew.

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 ascertain more particularly the boundaries of Shelby county, and to lay off new county on the north east part thereof."

And then he withdrew.

Mr. Vaughan presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Madison and Cotaco, praying a Turnpike road may be authorised from Ditto's landing on Tennessee, to the head of the Black Warrior; which was read: and

On motion of Mr. Vaughan.

Ordered, that the same be referred to the committee of proposition and grievances.


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Mr. Lipscomb presented the petition of Mary P. Moore, praying to be divorced from Gabriel Moore her husband, which was read :-&

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

Ordered that the same be referred to a select committee of three members :

And a committee was appointed by Messrs. Lipscomb, Everitt and Murrell.

Mr. Syms (of Cahaba) presented the petition of Silas M'Guire, praying a divorce from his wife Polly M'Guire, which was read : and

On Motion of Mr. Syms.

Ordered that the same be referred to a select committee of three members.

And a committee was appointed of Messrs. Syms, (of Cahaba) Fitzpatrick and King.,

On motion of Mr. Clay.

The house then adjourned until two o'clock. P. M.

Wednesday, 4th November

Two o'clock, P. M.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Clay.

The house took up the order of the day, and resolved itself into a committee of the whole house, on the message of his Excellency the Governor, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Everitt reported that the committee of the whole, had according to order, had the Governor's message under consideration, and had come to sundry resolutions thereof, which he delivered in at the clerk's table, where the same were read as follows :

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the calling out the militia, be referred to a committee of five members, with authority to wait on his Excellency the Governor, and request of him to furnish the committee with a copy of his correspondence


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with the secretary of war, and the commanding general of the eastern section of the division of the south, on that subject, so far as his Excellency may deem it proper to be divulged.

Resolved, That so much of the governor's message as relates to our admission into the Union, be referred to a select committee of three members.

Resolved, That so much of the governor's message as relates to the apportionment of Representation be referred to a select committee of seven members.

Resolved, That so much of the governor's message as relates to furnishing the militia officers, with copies of the militia laws, be referred to a select committee of five members.

Resolved, That so much of the governor's message as relates to courts, and a change of their jurisdiction, be referred to a select committee of seven members.

Resolved, That so much of the governor's message as relates to the establishing of permanent county lines, be referred to a select committee of five members.

Resolved, That so much of the governor's message as relates to seats of justice in the newly created counties, be referred to a select committee of seven members.

Resolved, That so much of the governor's message as relates to ferries, be referred to a select committee of five members.

Resolved, That so much of the governor's message as relates to the ambiguity of the act imposing a tax on lands, be referred to the committee of ways and means.

Resolved, That so much of the governor's message as relates to the disposition of slaves unlawfully introduced into the Territory, be referred to a select committee of five members.


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Resolved, That so much of the governor's message as relates to the expiration of the commission of the members of the Legislative council, be referred to a committee of the whole house, and made the order of the day for the fourteenth inst.

Resolved, That so much of the governor's message as relates to selecting the most eligible scite for the permanent seat of the Territorial government, be referred to a committee of the whole house, and made the order of the day for the twelfth inst.

Resolved, that so much of the governor's message as relates to the act of Congress, appropriating an entire township of land for the support of a seminary of learning, be referred to a select committee of five members.

The house proceeded to consider the said resolutions at the clerks table; and the same being again read, were on the question being put thereupon, received and agreed to by the house.

Accordingly Messrs. Walton, Warren, Wilson, Syms (of Tuskaloosa) and Slade were appointed a committee pursuant to the first resolution.

Messrs. Clay, Lipscomb and Everitt were appointed a committee pursuant to the second resolution.

Messrs. Clay, Lipscomb, Dale, Vaughan, S. Walker, Robinshow and Brown were appointed a committee pursuant to the third resolution.

Messrs. Smith, Fitzpatrick, King, Syms (of Cahaba) and Anderson were appointed a committee pursuant to the fourth resolution.

Messrs. Lipscomb, Clay, Robishow, Everitt, Walton, Smith and King were appointed a committee pursuant to the fifth resolution.

Messrs. Warren, Fitzpatrick, Dale, Murrell and Slade were appointed a committee pursuant to the sixth resolution.


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Messrs. S. Walker, Brown, Wilson, Syms of Tuskaloosa) Dale, Murrell and Hudspeth were appointed a committee pursuant to the seventh resolution.

Messrs. Vaughan, King, Hudspeth, Anderson and Syms (of Cahaba) were appointed a committee pursuant to the eighth resolution.

Messrs. Lipscomb, S. Walker, Clay, Fitzpatrick and Warren were appointed a committee pursuant to the tenth resolution.

Messrs. Everitt, Walton, Robinshow, Brown and Smith were appointed a committee pursuant to the thirteenth resolution.

On motion of Mr. Clay.

The house then adjourned until ten o' clock tomorrow morning.