Thursday, November 5

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Speaker laid before the house the resignation of Daniel Coleman as clerk of the house.

On motion of Mr. Everitt,

Resolved, That the house do now proceed to the choice of a clerk to fill the vacancy of Daniel Coleman resigned.

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Messrs. S. Walker and Fitzpatrick were appointed tellers to conduct and report on said election; and upon counting the votes, it appeared that John C. Goolrick was duly elected; to whom the oath of office was administered by Mr. Speaker:

Whereupon he entered upon the duties of his office.

Mr. Lipscomb presented the petition of the Territorial printer, praying for additional compensation, which was read : - and

 


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On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

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

A committee was appointed of Messrs. Lipscomb, Fitzpatrick and Everitt.

Mr. S. Walker presented the memorial of Maria Fuller, praying a divorce form her husband William Fuller; which was read; and On motion of Mr. S. Walker,

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

And a committee was appointed of Messrs. S. Walker, Clay and Robishow.

Mr. Fitzpatrick, from the select committee to whom was referred, the petition of Silas McGuire, praying a divorce from his wife Polly McGuire, reported a bill which was received and read: and

On motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick,

Ordered, that the same be made the order of the day for its second reading on tomorrow.

Mr. Lipscomb, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of Mary P. Moore, praying to be divorced from Gabriel Moore her husband, reported a bill 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 same be engrossed and be made the order of the day for its third reading on tomorrow.

Mr. Speaker laid before the house, returns of the census of the counties of Blount, Marengo, Mobile, Montgomery and Shelby, which were ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Clay gave notice, that on Monday next he would ask for leave to introduce a bill supplemental


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to the laws now governing judicial proceedings.

Mr. Clay moved that the house do adopt the following resolution:

Resolved by the Legislative council and house of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That the joint rule for the government of both houses "No.15," be, and the same is hereby rescinded.

And upon the question, shall the said resolution pass? It was resolved in the affirmative.

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

On motion of Mr. Anderson,

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