Wednesday, November 11.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Speaker laid before the house a letter and accompanying documents from the Territorial Treasury; and

On motion of Mr. Smith,

Ordered that the same be referred to the committee of accounts.

Mr. Slade presented the petition of Thomas G. Holmes, praying for an act to pass allowing him the benefit of his oath, which was read; &

On motion of Mr. Everitt,

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

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 Maria Fuller from her husband William Fuller, 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 authorised to inform the house of Representatives that the council have concurred in passing the memorial, praying our admission into the Union. - Also the memorial praying an alteration in the judiciary system.


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I am also authorised to state that the council have passed a bill to restrain the issuing of small notes, commonly called change bills.-

Also a bill to authorise deeds of conveyance to be acknowledged and rights of Dower to be relinquished before clerks of courts, to which they ask the concurrence of the house of Representatives."

And then he withdrew.

The bill to apportion the Representation among the several counties in this Territory according to returns of the last census, was read the second time.

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 Saturday next.

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

And on motion of Mr. Clay,

The house according to the order of the day resolved itself into a committee of the whole 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 made amendments thereto which he delivered in at the clerks table, where the same were read and reverally agreed to by the house.

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

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Clay, Dale, Fitzpatrick, Hudspeth, King, Murrell, Robishow, Sims (of T.) Vaughan, S. Walker, Warren and Wilson- 14.

Those who voted in the negative, are,


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Messrs. Everitt, Lipscomb, Slade, Smith,

Sims (of C.) and Walton. - 4.

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.

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 providing for the establishment of seats of justice in the several counties therein named, and after some time spent therein Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Lipscomb reported that the committee had according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and had made several amendments thereto, which he delivered in at the clerk's table, where the same were severally read and 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 Friday next.

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

"MR. SPEAKER,

I am instructed to inform the house of Representatives that leave has been given by the Legislative council, to bring in a bill to alter and establish the boundaries of Cahawba county."

And then he withdrew.

The bill sent from the council to restrain the issuing of small notes, commonly called change bills, was read the first time; and

On motion of Mr. Clay,

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

The bill sent from the council, authorising


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deeds of conveyance to be acknowledged and rights to dower to be relinquished before clerks of courts, was read the first time; and

On motion of Mr. Vaughan,

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

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

Resolved, that no petition shall be received or leave given to introduce a bill in this house, after Monday next.

A motion was then made by Mr. Lipscomb, that said resolution lie on the table; and

On the question being taken thereon, it was resolved in the negative.

When the question being taken on Mr. Clay's resolution it appeared that the house was equally divided.

Whereupon, Mr. Speaker voted in the affirmative, and the said resolution was adopted.

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

On motion of Mr. Clay,

Ordered that the Speaker of this house do sign four of the copies of the memorial addressed to the Congress of the United States, praying an alteration in the judiciary system, and four copies of the memorial, praying for our admission into the Union; one copy of each to be directed to the President of the United States, one to the Speaker of the house of Representatives, one to our delegate in Congress, and one to the honorable Charles Tait, a senator in congress.

On motion of Mr. Vaughan,


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The house adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.