Monday, December 1, 1823.

Josiah D. Lister, a member from Washington county appeared, was qualified and took his senate.

Mr. Oliver, from the judiciary committee, to whom was referred the petition of the administrators of Thomas McHenry, deceased, Reported a bill, to be entitled an act to authorize the administrators of Thomas McHenry, deceased, to convey certain real estate therein named; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Vining, from the select committee, to whom was referred a bill, to be entitled "an act to legalize registering and recording certain deed or conveyances of land in this state, and for other purposes," Reported said bill with amendments. Ordered, That the House concur in said amendments.

Ordered, That said bill be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Jackson, Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, that a joint committee be appointed, to consist of two members, on the part of the Senate, and three members on the part of the House of Representatives, to examine into the state of the treasury, and to report the condition of the same, with authority to send for persons and papers; and that the same committee be authorized to examine the books and accounts of the comptroller of public accounts, and to report the state and condition of the same, with like authority to send for persons and papers: Whereupon, Messrs. Jackson, Hallett and Lister were appointed a committee on the part of this House. Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

On motion of Mr. Jackson, Resolved, That the Treasurer of the state be requested to make out and furnish to this House a report, shewing the total amount of money, which has been paid into the


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Treasury on account of sales by the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba; and the amount of money directed by law to be paid out of the proceeds of said sales on account of the building of the State House, or for any other purpose; also, the total amount of money paid into the Treasury on account of the rents of the University lands, and the amount of money paid out of the fund last mentioned to compensate the trustees of the University; or for any other purpose in relation to said fund: the amount of money paid out of the treasury in pursuance of law, which is to be refunded to the treasury out of the three per cent. fund, when received by the state, and the whole amount of treasury notes now in circulation.

Mr. Dennis obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled "an act to change the time of holding the county court in Bibb county." which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time tomorrow.

Mr. Harvey introduced a memorial to the Congress of the United States, praying a donation of lands for the seat of justice for the counties of Bibb and Pike:" which was read at first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Miller obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled "an act supplementary to an act allowing an additional number of jurors to the Madison circuit court:" which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Miller also obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled "An act to repeal the charter of the Planters' and Merchants' Bank at Huntsville;" which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time on Thursday next.

An engrossed bill, from the Senate, entitled "An act to alter the time of holding the general elections in this state," was then resumed the amendment offered by Mr. Moore of Jackson being under consideration. And the question being taken on the adoption thereof, it was decided in the negative.

Ordered, That said bill be read a third time to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled "An act for the relief of Cynthia Johnston;" was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill, to be entitled "An act amendatory of the law now in force relative to the sale of real estate," was read a second time, and the question being put, Shall this bill be engrossed and be read a third time to-morrow ? it was decided in the negative.

A bill, to be entitled "An act to establish the seat of justice in the county of Pike, and for other purposes," was read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

Joint resolutions proposing amendments to the Constitution, were read a second time. Ordered, That said resolutions be referred to the select committee, to whom was heretofore referred a resolution of this House, directing them to inquire into the expediency of so altering the Constitution of the State of Alabama, that the judges of the circuit and county courts be elected for the term of years. Ordered, That Messrs. Moore of Jackson, Barclay and Shotwell, be added to the said committee.

On motion of Mr. Jones, Resolved, That the Senate be requested to convene in the Representative Hall, on to-morrow at 11 o'clock,


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for the purpose of electing a state printer. Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

An engrossed bill entitled "An act to amend the laws concerning writs of certiorari." was read a third time and passed. On motion of Mr. Gayle, Ordered, That the words, "to amend the law," be stricken out of the title of said bill. Ordered, That the clerk convey the same to the Senate.

An engrossed bill, entitled "An act concerning constables," was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the title be as aforesaid. Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

On motion of Mr. Pickett, the house took into consideration a bill to be entitled "An act to establish certain election precincts therein named, and for other purposes;" which was amended and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Pickett, Moore of Marion, Powell, Dennis, Hill of Bibb, Ashley and Barclay.

On motion of Mr. Oliver, the House took into consideration a bill to be entitled "An act to establish regular justices' courts in this state;" which was read a second time, and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Oliver, Jackson, Creagh, Phillips and Lister.

Mr. Phillips, from the select committee, to whom was referred a bill, to be entitled "An act to increase the compensation of jurors in the county of Autauga, reported said bill with amendments; in which amendments the House concurred.

Ordered, That said bill be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Martin, the House took into consideration a bill to be entitled "An act to alter and amend an act entitled an act to provide for assessing and collecting the taxes of this state," passed December 17, 1821. Ordered, That said bill be referred to a select committee: Whereupon, Messrs. Jackson, Weissinger and Martin, were appointed said committee.

The House then took into consideration a bill, to be entitled "an act to vest in the judge of the county court and commissioners of roads and revenue of the county of Henry a certain portion of land for county purposes." Ordered, That said bill be engrossed for a third reading on Wednesday next.

And then the House adjourned till to-morrow morning, nine o'clock.