Saturday, November 7th.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. King from the committee of propositions and grievances, to whom was referred the petition of a number of citizens of the counties of Madison and Cotaco, praying the establishment of a Turnpike road, reported that in the present state of the country, it is inexpedient to grant the prayer of the petitioners; which report on motion of Mr. Clay, was received and agreed to.

Mr. Clay from the committee to whom was referred, the petition of certain merchants planters and Gin holders in the county of Madison, praying for an inspection of Cotton, reported a bill for the government of Gin holders and for other purposes, 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,


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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. Lipscomb from the committee appointed on so much of the Governor's message as relates to courts, and the change of their jurisdiction, reported in part; being a memorial to the Congress of the United States, praying that body to fix the sessions of the General court, at such place as may be designated by the Legislature for the seat of the Territorial Government, and also to grant exclusive original jurisdiction in certain cases to the superior courts 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 from the committee to whom was referred, the petition of certain persons in the vicinity of Huntsville, reported a bill to extend the corporate limits of Huntsville, 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 committee of the whole house, and made the order of the day for Monday next.

Mr. Everitt from the committee appointed on so much of the Governor's message as relates to establishing permanent boundaries to the different counties, reported a bill to divide Montgomery county; which was received and read; and


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On motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick,

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

On motion of Mr. Everitt,

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

Mr. Lipscomb from the committee appointed on so much of the Governor's message as relates to the disposition of slaves unlawfully imported into the Territory, 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 said bill be committed to a committee of the whole house, and made the order of the day for Monday next.

Mr. Lipscomb from the committee to whom was referred the petition of the public printer praying for additional compensation, reported a bill to increase the compensation of the public printer, which was received and read; and

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

Ordered that the same be made the order of the day for its second reading on Tuesday next.

Mr. S. Walker from the committee of ways and means, to whom was referred, so much of the Governor's message as relates to the ambiguity of the act imposing a tax on lands, reported a bill to amend the laws creating a tax on lands, which was received and read; and

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

Ordered that the same be made the order of the day for its second reading on Tuesday next.


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

"MR. SPEAKER,

The Legislative council have given leave to bring in a bill to establish a bank in the town of Claiborne."

And then he withdrew.

Mr. Clay according to notice given on yesterday, asked for and obtained leave to bring in a bill authorising county courts to grant private ways in certain cases, 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 committee of the whole house, and made the order of the day for Tuesday next.

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

Mr. Anderson gave notice that on Monday next he would ask for leave to introduce a bill for making a new county out of part of the counties of Tuskaloosa and Marengo.

The engrossed bill to divorce Silas McGuire from his wife Polly McGuire was read the third time, and on the question shall this bill pass ? it was resolved in the affirmative.

The yeas and nays being demanded by two of the members present.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Dale, Everitt, Fitzpatrick, Hudspeth, King, Lipscomb, Slade, Smith, Sims (of Cahaba), Sims (of Tuskaloosa), Vaughan, S. Walker, Warren & Wilson -16.


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Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Clay, Murrell, Robishow, and Walton- 4.

On motion of Mr. Sims (of Cahawba)

Resolved that the title of said bill be "an act to divorce Silas McGuire from his wife Polly McGuire".

Ordered that the clerk carry the same to the council and ask their concurrence.

The engrossed bill to divorce Maria Fuller from her husband William Fuller 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 to divorce Maria Fuller from her husband William Fuller.

Ordered that the clerk carry the same to the council and ask their concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. King was added to the committee appointed on so much of the Governor's message as relates to fixing permanent boundaries to the different counties.

On motion of Mr. Clay, the house adjourned until 10 o' clock to-morrow morning.