The house met pursuant to adjournment.
A message from the senate- Mr. Speaker: the senate have adopted the following resolution, in which they desire your concurrence. Resolved, that three members be appointed on the part of the senate to act with such members as may be appointed by the house of representatives, as a committee on joint rules, for the government of each branch of the Legislature of the state of Alabama, during the present session; and have appointed, messrs. Farmer, Harwell and Trotter, on their part for that purpose: which was agreed to, by striking out the words (each branch) and inserting in lieu thereof the words (both branches).
A message from the senate- Mr. Speaker: The senate concur in the proposition of your honorable body of yesterday to meet your honorable body in the representative chamber to-day at the hour of 11 o'clock, for the purpose of counting out the votes for Governor of the State of Alabama.
A message from the senate- Mr. Speaker: the senate have added Mr. Ringgold to the committee on so much of his Excellency the Governor's message as relates to the division of counties.
On motion of Mr. Thompson, resolved, that messrs. Murrell and Simms be added to the committee appointed on so much of the Governor's message as relates to the fixing of the permanent boundaries and seats of justice to the different counties.
On motion of Mr. Lamkin, resolved, that messrs. Lee and Townes, be added to the military committee, and Mr. Davis be added to the committee of salaries.
Mr. Davis, from the committee to whom was confided the examination and report of the most convenient rooms for the accommodation of both branches of the Legislature, as well as the terms on which such rooms can be had; again respectfully report :
That the room now occupied by the representative branch, can be retained for a few days only, at ten dollars per day. Your committee have examined two rooms sufficiently spacious, having one chimney place each, within the Huntsville Inn, neither of which will be rented unless both are taken at sixteen dollars per day, chairs and fuel inclusive.
Two large sheet iron stoves, with a small one if necessary for the use of the Speaker, can be procured in this place, fitted up for use by Monday next, on the lower floor of the court house, for sixty dollars. A large stove is prepared for the senatorial chamber, which at the instance of the representative branch can be exchanged for one of sheet iron. Your committee therefore, can have no hesitation in reporting the lower floor of the court house, to be the most proper apartment for the accommodation of the representative branch- and the room now occupied by the senate, to be the most convenient for the accommodation of that body.
On motion of Mr. Davis, ordered, that said report lie on the table.
On motion of Mr. Vaughan, ordered, that the senate be informed that the house of representatives are now ready to count out the votes for Governor of this state.
A message from the senate - Mr. Speaker: the senate are now ready to proceed to your chamber for the purpose of counting out the votes for Governor of the state of Alabama.
On motion of Mr. Whitaker, resolved, that messrs. Davis and Moody be added to the judiciary committee.
On motion of Mr. Dillahunty, resolved, that Mr. Bigham be added to the committee of county boundaries and seats of justice.
On motion of Mr. P. Fitzpatrick, resolved, that Mr. Edmundson, be added to the committee on so much of the governor's message as relates to the establishment of county lines &c.
The senate convened in the representative chamber,
when Mr. Speaker proceeded to count out the votes for Governor, which were as follows:
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Whereupon Mr. Speaker declared that W. W. Bibb Esqr. was duly elected Governor, and commander in chief of the State of Alabama, by a majority of twelve hundred and two votes.
On motion of Mr. Dillahunty, resolved, that a committee on the part of this house be appointed with such committee as may be appointed by the senate, to inform his Excellency William W. Bibb, that he is duly elected Governor and commander in chief of the state of Alabama- whereupon messrs. Dillahunty & Cleveland, were appointed. Ordered, that the senate be informed thereof.
Mr. Byler, in conformity to a notice given yester-
day, asked leave to bring in a bill to prevent abuse in taking up strays, leave being granted, Mr. Byler accordingly presented the bill, which received its first reading.
On motion of Mr. Byler, resolved, that the bill introduced by himself respecting taking up strays, be referred to a select committee- whereupon messrs. Byler, Walker and Winston, were appointed.
Mr. Perkins, agreeable to notice given on a former day, asked for and obtained leave to bring in a bill to incorporate the town of Tuscaloosa. On motion of Mr. Perkins, resolved, that the bill as respects incorporating the town of Tuscaloosa, be referred to a select committee- whereupon messrs. Perkins, Birney and Harrison were appointed.
On motion of Mr. Murrell, ordered, that the petition of sundry inhabitants of Coffeeville, praying to be incorporated, be taken up, and on motion of Mr. Murrell ordered, that said petition be referred to a select committee- whereupon messrs. Murrell, Brown & Creagh, were appointed.
The house then resumed the order of the day, on the bill authorizing the administratrix and administrator, of Daniel W. Michaux deceased, to sell certain real estate for the benefit of his heirs - whereupon, on motion, it was postponed and made the order of the day on Monday next.
On motion of Mr. Davis, ordered, that this house adjourn until monday 10 o'clock.