Tuesday, November 10

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Clay from the joint committee, for enrolled bills, reported that the committee had examined the following enrolled bill, to wit :

An act to divorce Mary P. Moore from her husband Gabriel Moore, and to change her name


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from Mary P. Moore to Mary P. Caller, and had found the same to be truly enrolled.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill.

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

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 passed a bill to incorporate the town of Mooresville, and for other purposes, to which the council ask the concurrence of the house of Representatives.

I am also instructed to state that the bill to divorce Silas McGuire from his wife Polly McGuire, the council have indefinitely postponed.

In the bill to divorce Maria Fuller from her husband William Fuller, the council have concurred with the house of Representatives.

The council have given leave to bring in a bill changing the times of holding courts in the several counties of Conecuh, Monroe, Clarke, Washington, Baldwin and Mobile, and to extend the terms of Washington and Monroe counties.

The council have given leave to bring in a bill authorising deeds of conveyance to be acknowledged and rights of dower to be relinquished before clerks of courts.

The council have passed a bill to enable house holders in this Territory, wherein the public lands have not been offered for sale, to perform all the duties which by the existing laws are required of freeholders, to which they ask the concurrence of the house of Representatives."

And then he withdrew.


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Mr. Vaughan from the committee appointed on so much of the Governor's message as relates to ferries, reported a bill to establish the rates of ferriage, which was received and read,

And on motion of Mr. Vaughan,

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

The bill sent from the council to incorporate the town of Mooresville, and for other purposes was read the first time; and

And on motion of Mr. Clay,

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

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

The house then resolved itself into a committee of the whole house, on the said bill, 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 directed him to report the same without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Robishow, said report was received and agreed to; and

On motion of Mr. Clay, said bill was ordered to be read the third time forthwith; and

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

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

Mr. Robishow from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry citizens of Mobile, praying the establishment of a Bank at that place, reported a bill 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 Friday next; and


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On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

Resolved that the public printer be authorised to print fifty copies of said bill for the use of the members of this house :

The bill sent from the council to enable house holders in the several counties in this territory, wherein the public lands have not been offered for sale, to perform all the duties which by the existing laws are required of freeholders, was read the first time ; and

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

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

The engrossed joint memorial of the two houses to Congress, praying an alteration in the judiciary system, was read the third time,

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

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

The engrossed joint memorial of the two houses to Congress, praying the admission of the Alabama Territory into the Union as a state, was read the third time, and

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

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

The bill to increase the compensation of the public printer was read the second time; 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 Friday next.

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

"MR. SPEAKER,

I am instructed to inform the


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house of representatives that the Legislative council have passed a bill to authorise the administrator and administratrix of Henry Cannon deceased, to sell certain real estate, to which the council ask the concurrence of the house of Representatives.

I am also authorised to state that leave has been given to introduce a bill regulating sales at auction,

And then he withdrew.

The bill sent from the council to authorise the administrator and administratrix of Henry Cannon deceased to sell certain real estate, was read the first time; and

On motion of Mr. Lipscomb,

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

The bill to amend the laws creating a tax on lands was read the second time; 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 Friday next.

A motion was then made by Mr. Lipscomb, that the house do now adjourn until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.

And the question being put thereupon, it was resolved in the negative

The engrossed bill for the government of gin holders, and for other purposes was read the third time; and

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

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

The engrossed bill to extend the corporate limits of Huntsville was read the third time.

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


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

The bill to make lawful and obligatory certain marriages therein named, was read the second time; 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 Friday next.

On motion of Mr. Clay,

The house according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole house, on the bill authorising county courts to grant private ways in certain cases, and after some time spent therein Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Slade reported that the committee had according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and had directed him to report the same without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Clay,

The said report was received and agreed to and the said bill was ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading on Thursday next.

On motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick ,

The house according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole house, on the bill to divide Montgomery county 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 an amendment thereto which he delivered in at the clerk's table, where the same was read and agreed to by the house.

On motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick,

Ordered that the said bill with the amendment, be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading on Saturday next.


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On motion of Mr. Clay

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