Tuesday, Dec. 7.

The house met pursuant to adjournment. Mr. Walker from the committee of propositions grievances, to whom was referred the petition of Nancy Hunter, reported a bill for the relief of Nancy Hunter, which was read the first time, and made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Lamkin from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition of Lucretia Stammers, reported a bill for the relief of Lucrecia Stammers, of Madison county, widow of Henry Stammers, deceased, which was read the first time, and made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Townes from the select committee appointed for that purpose, reported a bill to amend the several acts, concerning ferries, which was read the first time, and made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

The house then took up and proceeded to the consideration of the amendments, made in committee of the whole, to a bill providing for the appointment of county officers.

On motion of Mr. Vaughan, ordered, that this house take up the same amendment by amendment.


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Mr. Vaughan moved, that this house concur in the amendment, authorising the county courts, to appoint assessors and tax collectors, which was decided in the affirmative. The ayes and noes being called for on said question, were as follows:

AYES- Messrs Speaker, Birney, Creagh, Coats, Dale, Dilahunty, Exum, Hill, Harrison, Lamkin, Murrill, Moody, Matterson, Owen ,Perkins , Peters Saffold, Seargent, Sims, Thompson, Townes, Taylor, Vaughan, Whitaker Watts and Winston -26

NOES- Messrs. Byler, Bigham, John Brown , Issac Brown, Bates, Chapman, Carson, Everitt, P Fitzpatrick, Hardwick, Jones, King, Lee, McBee, McCarley, Walker, Weedon and Wellborne, -18

Mr. Owen moved that this house concur in the amendment, adding three additional sections, between the 14th and 15th sections of said bill, which was decided in the affirmative. The ayes and noes being called for on said question, they were as follows:

AYES- Messrs. Speaker, I Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Carson, Coats, Dale, Edmonson, J Fitzpatrick, Hill, Harrison, King, Lee, Murrell, McBee, Matterson, Owen, Perkins, Peters, Saffold, Sargeant , Sims, Thompson, Taylor Watts and Winston -27.

NOES- Messrs. Byler, Birney, Bigham, Brown, Chapman, Dennis, Dillahunty, Exum, Everitt P Fitzpatrick, Hardwick, Jones Lamkin, Moody, McCarley, Townes, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Wellborne, and Wilson -22

Which other amendments were read and concurred in.

Mr. Everitt moved that said bill be amended, by adding an additional section by way of rider, between the 15th and 16th sections, which was decided in the affirmative, which bill as amended was read the second time, and made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.

Mr. Birney asked for, and obtained leave to bring in a bill, compelling sheriffs to pay over monies by them collected, whereupon, messrs. Birney, Chapman and Everitt, were appointed a committee for that purpose.

A message from the senate, by Mr. Chambers - Mr. Speaker, the senate have passed a bill to provide for the organization and discipline of the militia of the state of Alabama, and have amended the same by striking out said bill from the first section thereof, and inserting the substitute herewith sent, in which they desire your concurrence.

The house proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day, on the bill to authorise the administratrix and administrators of James Hargrove, deceased


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to sell a certain quarter section of land, which was read the second time and ordered to be engrossed for a 3d reading and made the order of the day for tomorrow.

Also the bill, together with the message sent from the senate, affixing the salaries of certain officers within this state.

Mr. Owen moved that the amendment made by the senate to said bill, as respects the salary of circuit judges, be amended by inserting the words "eighteen hundred" which was decided in the negative. The ayes and noes being called for on said question, were as follows:

AYES- Messrs. Speaker, Birney, Creagh, Chapman, Dale, Davis, Exum, Lamkin, Murrell, Moody, Matterson, Owen, Perkins, Peters, Saffold, Thompson, Townes and Taylor. -18

NOES- Messrs. Byler, Bigham, John Brown, I. Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Coats, Dennis, Dillahunty, Edmonson J. Fitzpatrick, Hardwick, Jones, King, Lee, McBee, McCarley, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Wellborne, Watts and Winston -25.

Mr Vaughan moved that the same be amended, by inserting the words "seventeen hundred and fifty", which was decided in the affirmative. The ayes and noes being called for on said question, the were as follows:

AYES : Mesars. Speaker, Birney, Bigham, Cleveland, Creagh, Chapman, Coats, Dale, Davis, Exum, Everett, Harrison, King, Lamkin, Murrell, Moody, Owen, Perkins, Peters, Saffold, Thompson, Towns, Taylor, Vaughan, Walker, Whitaker and Wilson, -26.

NOES : Messrs. Byler, J. Brown, I Brown, Bates, Dennis, Dillahunty, P. Fitzpatrick, J Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwick, Jones, Lee, McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Seargent, Sims, Weedon, Wellborne, Watts and Winston -22.

Mr. Birney moved that the amendment made by the senate to said bill, as respects the salary of the attorney general, be amended by inserting the words "six hundred and twenty-five" which was decided in the affirmative, ordered that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Mr. Davis presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Limestone, praying a law to be enacted, authorising the clearing out and making Limestone creek navigable.

On motion of Mr. Davis, ordered that said petition be referred to a select committee, whereupon , messrs. Davis, Exum and Whitaker were appointed.

The house resumed the order of the day, on the bill to appoint additional commissioners for the town of


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Huntsville, which was read the 3rd time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act to appoint additional commissioners for the town of Huntsville; Ordered, that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Also the bill to alter and amend the laws regulating the admission and practice of counsellors and attornies at law, which was read the third time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act, to alter and amend the laws regulating the admission and practice of counsellors and attornies at law; Ordered, that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Also the bill to change the name of the county of Cahawba, which was read the third time and passed; Ordered that the same be returned to the senate, as amended for their concurrence.

Also the bill to prevent frauds and fraudulent combinations in the sale of public lands within this state.

Mr. Perkins moved, that said bill be amended by adding an additional section by way of rider, which was decided in the affirmative, which bill was read the third time and passed, ordered that the same be returned to the senate, as amended for their concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Dillahunty, ordered, that this house adjourn until 3 o'clock this evening.

3 o'clock Dec. 7.

The house met pursuant to adjournment - The house proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day, on the bill to lease certain salt springs, which was read the second time, and made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.

Also the bill to alter and amend the laws respecting strays, which was read the second time, and made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.

Also the bill to incorporate the town of Moulton, which was read the second time, and made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.

Also the bill to provide for the inspection of lumber and other articles therein named, which was read the


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second time, and made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.

Also the bill, as amended by the senate, to provide for the organization and discipline of the militia of the state of Alabama.

On motion of Mr. Perkins, ordered, that said bill be recommitted to the military committee.

On motion of Mr. Perkins, ordered, that the bill to incorporate the town of Tuscaloosa be taken up, and the amendments made by the senate to said bill being read, the same was concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Lamkin, ordered, that this house adjourn until to-morrow 9, o'clock.