Thursday, December 4.

Mr. Jones presented the accounts of sundry persons, which were received, and referred to the committee on accounts.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon, their secretary:

Mr. Speaker:--The Senate have read a third time and passed bills, which originated in their body, of the following titles, to wit:

"An act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Huntsville Fire Engine Company, passed December 10, 1822;"

"An act supplementary to an act entitled an act to authorize administrators to sell land belonging to the estate of their intestate, to which a complete title has not been obtained, passed December 27, 1822;" and


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"An act for the relief of Martin Hogan;" in which they desire your concurrence.

They have also passed the bill, originating in your House, entitled "An act to alter the name of, and legitimate a certain person therein named." And then he withdrew.

Mr. Perkins presented the report of the commissioners on Byler's Road and a memorial of said Byler; which were received and referred to the committee on roads, bridges, ferries, &c.

Mr. Fleming presented the petition of the administrators and widow of Walter Otey, deceased, praying authority to sell the real estate; which was received and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Fleming, Jones and King.

A bill to be entitled "An act to repeal the charter of the Planters' and Merchants' Bank at Huntsville, was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill, to be entitled an act the better to provide for the families of insolvent debtors: was read a second time.

Mr. Jackson moved to amend said bill by striking therefrom, after the word "horse;" these words "which shall not exceed in value the sum of forty dollars:" which was carried.

Mr. Manly offered an additional section, to wit:

"Be it further enacted, that from and after the passage of this act, the tools of the mechanics within this state, which are necessary for the prosecution of their respective professions be exempt from execution, so long as they may continue in the prosecution of the same," which was adopted.

Mr. Hill of Tuskaloosa, moved to fill the blank created by striking out the words on Mr. Jackson's motion with the words "of the value of one hundred dollars;" which was lost.

Mr. Pickett moved to fill said blank with the words, "of the value of fifty dollars;" which was lost.

Mr. Jackson moved to fill the blank with the words, "of the value of one hundred and ten dollars " which was lost- yeas 18, nays 38.

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

Mr. Speaker

Gayle

Jones

Merriwether

Martin

Dale

Hallett

Lister

McVay

Tindall

Fields

Hill, of T.

Lanier

Moore, of J.

Young-18

Fitts

Jackson

McConnico
   

Those who voted in the negative, are:

Mr. Ashley

Fleming

Mardis

Philpott

Shotwell

Beck

Goodhue

Mead

Powell

Sargent

Brown

Hill, of Bibb

McLaughlin

Peyton

Skinner

Barclay

Harrison

Manly

Pickett

Smith

Crenshaw

King

Miller

Perkins

Vining

Creagh

McLemore

Oliver

Salter

Whitaker

Dennis

Moore, of Mad.

Phillips

Sims

Weissinger-38

Fluker

Moore, of Mar.
     

Mr. Hill of Bibb, moved that the further consideration of said bill, be indefinitely postponed; which was lost-- yeas 9, nays 46.

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

Mr. Ashley

Harrison

Merriwether

Moore of J.

Shotwell-9

Hill, of Bibb

King

McLemore

Mead
 

Those who voted in the negative, are:

Mr. Speaker

Brown

Crenshaw

Dennis

Fitts

Beck

Barclay

Dale

Fields

Fluken


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Fleming

Lister

McLaughlin

Powell

Skinner

Gayle

Lanier

Manly

Peyton

Smith

Goodhue

McConnico

Martin

Pickett

Tindall

Hallett

McVay

Miller

Perkins

Vining

Harvey

Moore of Mad.

Oliver

Salter

Whitaker

Hill of T.

Moore of Mar.

Phillips

Sims

Weissinger

Jackson

Mardis

Philpott

Sargent

Young-46
       Jones

Ordered, That said bill be referred to a select committee; Where upon, Messrs. Philpott, Pickett, Barclay, Jackson and Oliver, were appointed said committee.

Resolution allowing the solicitor of the first judicial circuit _______ dollars, in addition to his present salary, for extra services by him performed; was read a second time, and referred to the judicial committe.

Engrossed bills of the following titles, to wit:

An act to establish the permanent seat of justice in the county of Shelby;

An act to establish certain election precincts therein named, and for other purposes;

An act to amend an act entitled an act for the government of the port and harbor of Mobile, passed 23d December, 1822; were severally read a third time, and passed.

Ordered, That the titles be as aforesaid.

Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Engrossed bills, of the following titles, to wit:

An act giving concurrent jurisdiction to the county of Blount; and

An act concerning county court judges; were severally read a third time, and laid on the table.

A bill from the Senate, entitled "An act to establish regular justices' courts in this state, was read a second time and referred to the select committee, to whom was referred a bill, originating in this House, of the same title.

Bills from the Senate, of the following titles, to wit:

"An act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Huntsville Fire Engine Company, passed December 10, 1822;"

An act supplementary to an act entitled an act to authorize administrators to sell land belonging to the estate of their intestate, to which a complete title has not been obtained, passed December 27th, 1822; and an act for the relief of Martin Hogan; were severally read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Martin obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled "An act authorizing the county court of Limestone county, to make certain allowances therein named.

Mr. Vining obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled "An act to reduce the expenses of the General Assembly of this state; which were severally read a first time, and ordered to be read a 2d time to-morrow.

Ordered, That Mr. Jackson be added to the select committee, to whom was referred on yesterday a resolution directing them to inquire into the annual expenditures of this state; with a view to ascertain whether our present taxes can be reduced.

Ordered, That Messrs. Perkins and Young be added to the committee on roads, bridges, ferries &c.


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And then the House adjourned till to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.