Saturday, December 13.

Mr. Beck presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Wilcox county, praying that a part of said county may be added to Butler.

Mr. Perkins presented the petition of John Boyce, praying that fifty per cent. may be refunded to him on purchases made on town lots in Cahawba; which petitions were severally read and referred, the first to the committee on county boundaries, and the latter to the committee of propositions and grievances.

Mr. Creagh presented the account of Abel H. Dubose; which was received, and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Weissinger, from the select committee, to whom was referred a bill, to be entitled "An act to incorporate the town of Greensborough, in the county of Greene," reported the same with amendments in which amendments the House concurred.

Ordered, That said bill be engrossed for a third reading on Monday next.

Mr. Jackson obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act requiring security for the costs in any suit at law on in chancery.

Mr. Pickett obtained leave to introduce a resolution proposing an amendment to the 13th section and 5th article of the Constitution of the state of Alabama:

Mr. Beck obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act to authorize William Black and his associates to erect a toll bridge over Gravelly Creek:

Mr. Miller obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act respecting sheriffs and constables; all of which were severally read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

A bill, to be entitled an act concerning executions and for other purposes, was read a second time.

Mr. Moore of Marion, moved that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed-- which was lost.

Yeas 10,     Nays 43.

The yeas & nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are:

Mr. Crenshaw

Goodhue

Jackson

Merriwether

Mardis

Fitts

Haines

Lister

Moore, of Mar.

Weissinger-10

Those who voted in the negative, are:

Mr. Speaker

Fleming

Lanier

Martin

Sargent

Ashley

Gayle

McConnico

Miller

Skinner

Beck

Hallett

McLemore

Powell

Smith

Brown

Harvey

McVay

Peyton

Tindall


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Barclay

Hill of B.

Moore of Mad.

Pickett

Vining

Creagh

Hill of T.

Moore, of J.

Perkins

Whitaker

Dennis

Harrison

Mead

Salter

Young-43

Fields

Jones

McLaughlin

Sims

Fluker

King

Manly

Shotwell
 

Ordered, That said bill be referred to a select committee.

Whereupon, Messrs, Manly, Martin, Perkins, Whitaker, and Gayle, were appointed said committee.

A bill, to be entitled "an act to revise in part and amend an act to regulate the proceedings in the courts of law and equity, in this state was read a second time.

Mr. Young moved that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed; which was carried.

Yeas 30        Nays 24

The yeas & nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. Speaker

Fitts

Harrison

McLemore

Pickett

Ashley

Fluker

Haines

McVay

Sims

Brown

Fleming

Jackson

Mardis

Smith

Crenshaw

Gayle

Jones

Mead

Tindall

Creagh

Goodhue

McConnico

McLaughlin

Weissinger

Dale

Hallett

Merriwether

Manly

Young-30

Those who voted in the negative, are:

Mr. Beck

Hill of T.

Moore of Mad.

Powell

Sargent

Barclay

Hill of B.

Moore of J.

Peyton

Skinner

Dennis

King

Moore of Mar.

Perkins

Vining

Fields

Lister

Martin

Salter

Whitaker-24

Harvey

Lanier

Miller

Shotwell

Bills of the following titles, to wit:

An act to amend an act, entitled an act to establish a turnpike road leading from Lawrence, to intersect the military road at Pikesville in Marion county;

An act to amend an act passed at Huntsville the 16th Dec. 1819, entitled, an act to establish a public road therein named; were severally read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on Monday next.

A bill, to be entitled "An act concerning billiard tables;" was read a second time.

Mr. Fluker moved, That the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed-- which was lost, --Yeas 25-- Nays 28.

The yeas & nays bind called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are:

Mr. Beck

Fluker

King

Moore of J.

Sargent

Brown

Goodhue

McConnico

Moore of Mar.

Shotwell

Dennis

Harvey

McLemore

McLaughlin

Skinner

Fields

Hill of B.

McVay

Powell

Vining

Fitts

Harrison

Moore of Mad.

Salter

Weissinger-25

Those who voted in the negative, are:

Mr. Speaker

Fleming

Jones

Martin

Smith

Ashley

Gayle

Lanier

Miller

Tindall

Barclay

Hallett

Merriwether

Peyton

Whitaker

Crenshaw

Hill of T.

Mardis

Pickett

Young-28

Creagh

Haines

Mead

Perkins

Dale

Jackson

Manly

Sims
 

The bill was then referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Jackson, Hallett, Haines and Crenshaw.

A resolution from the Senate, respecting the further distribution of the laws of this state; was read a second time, and ordered to be read a third time.

Bill from the Senate, entitled "An act to provide for taking he census;" was read a third time and passed.


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Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

A bill, to be entitled an act for the sure and speedy trial of misdemeanors; was read a second time.

Mr. Fleming moved, that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed:- which was lost.- Yeas 23- Nays 31.

The yeas & nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. Beck

Gayle

McConnicco

Manly

Sargent

Crenshaw

Goodhue

Merriwether

Martin

Tindall

Creag

Hill, of B.

Moore, of J.

Oliver

Vining-23

Fluker

Haines

Moore, of mar.

Pickett

Fleming

Jackson

Mardis

Sims
 

Those who voted in the negative, are:

Mr. Speaker

Hallett

Lanier

Miller
 Shotwell

Ashley

Harvey

McLemore

Phillips
 Skinner

Brown

Hill, of J.

McVay

Powell
 Smith

Barclay

Harrison

Moore, of Mad.

Peyton
 Whitaker

Dale

Jones

Mead

Perkins
 Weissinger

Fields

King

McLaughlin

Salter
 Young-31

Fitts
 

Mr. Gayle moved that the further consideration of said bill be postponed till the first day of March next.

And then the House adjourned till Monday morning 10 o'clock.