The house met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Walker from the committee of propositions and grievances, reported a bill to authorise the county court of Dallas county to lay a tax for the purpose of erecting a jail in said county, which was read the first time and on motion, ordered to be read the second time tomorrow. Mr. Winston moved that a committee be appointed to bring in, agreeable to notice given, a bill to incorporate the town of Russellville, whereupon messrs. Winston and Sargeant were appointed.
Mr. Birney from the select committee to whom was referred the consideration of the 5th section of the 6th article of the constitution, reported a bill excluding from suffrage, serving as jurors and holding offices such persons as may be convicted of bribery, forgery, perjury and other high crimes and misdemeanors, which was read the first time and on motion made the order of the day for its second reading on tomorrow.
Mr. Townes from the committee to whom was referred the consideration of the 3d section of the 6th article of the constitution reported, a bill to suppress duelling, which was read the first time, and on motion was ordered to be read the second time tomorrow.
A message from the senate by their secretary Mr. Rogers. Mr. Speaker, and gentlemen of the house of representatives, The senate have passed on its third reading, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize Alle Kyle to make title a certain tract of land, in which they desire your concurrence.
Also the senate have taken up on its third reading, a bill to be entitled an act to authorise the administratrix and administrator of Daniel W. Michaux, deceased to sell certain real estate, and propose to amend the same, by adding to the first section the following proviso, provided that thirty day's notice be given of the time of sale, and that the same be sold at public auction, at the court-house of the county, in which the real estate may lie.
Also by striking out the third section thereof, and inserting the following in lieu thereof.
Sec. 3d, Be it further enacted, That the said administratrix
and administrator, shall before the sale of the lands herein before
authorized to be sold, enter into bond with sufficient security,
payable to the chief justice of the orphan's
court for the county in which said lands are situated, for the
disposition of the money arising from the sale of said lands agreeably
to the existing laws regulating the distribution of the personal
effects of deceased persons, in which they desire your concurrence.
And the bill to be entitled an act authorizing Alle Kyle to make title to a certain tract of land, was read the first time and made the order of the day for its second reading on to-morrow.
Also the amendments proposed to the bill to be entitled an act to authorize the administratrix and administor of Daniel W. Michaux, deceased, to sell certain real estate, concurred in. Ordered that the senate be informed thereof.
On motion of Mr. Vaughan, ordered that the committee on enrolled bills shall have leave to sit during the sitting of this house.
The house took up the order of the day on the bill to incorporate the town of Tuscaloosa, which was read a second time and on motion ordered to be engrossed for its third reading on to-morrow. Also the bill to be entitled an act to repeal certain laws therein named, was read a third time & passed, and was sent to the senate.
Mr. Vaughan from the committee on enrolled bulls reported a bill to be entitled an act to establish the town of Triana and incorporate its trustees as duly enrolled.
Mr. Perkins gave notice that he would ask leave tomorrow to bring in a bill to prevent the practice of swindling and fraud at the different land sales within this state.
On motion of Mr. Weedon, the house resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill regulating the rate of interest, Mr. Perkins in the chair, and after
some time spent therein. Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Perkins reported that the committee had, according to order, had said bill under consideration and made sundry amendments thereto, which on motion was ordered to lie on the table.
On motion of Mr. Owen, ordered that this house do now adjourn.