FRIDAY, November 5th.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Dennis presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Mulberry Creek, Autauga county, praying to be attached to the county of Cahawba.


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On motion of Mr. Dennis, ordered that the said petition be referred to the committee on county boundaries.

The house then resumed the order of the day. A joint resolution for the relief of Thomas Eastin, allowing him a certain sum therein named, was read a second time - whereupon, the said joint resolution was committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day for tomorrow.

A bill to establish the seats of justice in the counties of Autauga and Lauderdale was read a second time, and on motion of Mr. P. Fitzpatrick, the said bill was committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day for tomorrow.

A bill prescribing the manner in which the oath of office shall be administered to the Governor of this state and certain other officers therein named was read a 3rd time- and , on motion of Mr. Birney, the said bill was recommitted to a committee of the house, and made the order of the day for tomorrow.

A bill to establish two election precincts in the county of Lauderdale , was read a second time, and on motion of Mr. Vaughan said bill was committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day for tomorrow.

A bill for the relief of Zedekiah Tate, assessor and tax collector of Lauderdale county, was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading and made the order of the day for tomorrow.

A bill regulating the rate of interest was read a second time, and on motion of Mr. Weedon, said bill was committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day for monday next. On motion of Mr. Townes, ordered, that 100 copies of said bill be printed for the use of the members of this house.

A bill to incorporate the town of Coffeeville in Clark county was read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Murrell, ordered that the said bill be engrossed for a third reading and made the order of the day for tomorrow.


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On motion of Mr. Townes, the resolutions relating to the appointment of a Judge to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of John W. Walker, &c. were taken up; which was strongly supported- the question being taken, shall this resolution be adopted, it was decided in the negative- the ayes and nays being called for, on the adoption of the resolution, they were as follows:

NAYS- Mr. Speaker, Messrs Birney, Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Carson, Coats, Dale , Dennis, Davis, Dillahunty, Edmonson, Exum, Everitt, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwick, Harrison, Jones, King, Lamkin, Lee, Murrell, Moody, McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Owen , Perkins, Saffold, Seargant, Simms, Thompson, Taylor, Vaughan, Whitaker, Wilson, Watts and Winston, 43.

AYES- Messrs. Chapman, Townes, Walker, Weedon and Wellborne, 5.

On motion of Mr. Townes, the house adjourned.