Saturday, December 6.

Mr. Manly from the select committee, to whom was referred a resolution of this House, in relation to electors of President and Vice President of the United States, reported a bill, to be entitled "An act to provide for choosing electors of President and Vice President of the United States; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.


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

Mr. President- The Senate have passed bill of the following titles, to wit:

"An act more effectually to secure the testimony of absent witnesses, by interrogatories;"

"An act prescribing the mode in which sheriffs who are delinquents in making return of the election for Governor shall be brought to justice;"

"An act to compel defendants to bills of injunction to give bond and security before they shall have the benefit of executions on their judgments at law;" and

"An act to provide for selecting a site for the seat of justice in Decatur county;"

All of which originated in their House, and in which they desire your concurrence.

They have also passed bills, which originated in your honorable body, of the titles following to-wit;

"An act concerning writs of certiorari;" and

"An act to legalize registering and recording certain deed or conveyances of land in this state, and for other purposes;" and have amended the same; in which amendments they desire the concurrence of your honorable body.

And then he withdrew.

Mr. Pickett, from the committee of privileges and elections, to whom was referred a resolution of this House, directing them to inquire into the mode of deciding contested elections for Governor reported a bill, to be entitled "An act to decide contested elections for Governor, and for other purposes;" which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

Mr. Hill of B. from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition of Sally B. Stevens, reported a bill, to be entitled "An act to authorize Sally B. Stevens to sell real estate;" which was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

Ordered, That the House concur in the amendments made by the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act to legalize registering and recording certain deeds or conveyances of land in this state, and for other purposes."

Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

On motion of Mr. Jones,

Resolved, That a committee be appointed on the part of this House, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to draw up and report a memorial to the Congress of the United States, praying them to establish one of the district courts of this state, as is now established in this state, in the northern part of Alabama:

Whereupon, Messrs. Jones, Moore of J. and Martin, were appointed a committee on the part of this House.

Ordered, That the clerk convey said resolution to the Senate

Mr. Pickett offered a preamble and joint resolutions recommending General Andrew Jackson as a suitable candidate for President of the United States, which resolutions were read a first time.

Mr. Jackson moved, that the rule which requires all bills and joint resolutions to be read on three several days, be dispensed with, and that said preamble and resolutions be read a second time forthwith which was lost, and ordered to be read a second time.


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The House then proceeded to the orders of the day.

A resolution proposing certain alterations to the Constitution, was read a second time.

Mr. Phillips moved to amend said resolution by striking out the word "four" in that part which proposes to elect senators for four years, for the purpose of inserting the word "two;" which was carried.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to a select committee; Whereupon Messrs. Phillips, Martin, Pickett and Barclay, were appointed said committee.

Engrossed bills of the following titles, to wit:

"An act to amend an act, entitled an act to establish a public road from Ditto's Landing to Marston Mead's;" and

"An act to extend the jurisdiction of Blount county;" were severally read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on Monday next.

An engrossed bill, entitled "An act to repeal the charter of the Planters' and Merchants' Bank at Huntsville," was read a third time and ordered to lie on the table.

An engrossed bill, entitled "An act the better to provide for the families of insolvent debtors," was read a third time.

Mr. Harrison moved to amend said bill by way of the following rider:

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any man, the head of a family so provided for, to sell, or in any way dispose of property so given, without the consent of his wife, on separate examination before some justice of the peace; which was adopted.

And the question being put, Shall this bill pass? it was decided in the affirmative-- Yeas 29, Nays 20.

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

Mr. Beck

Gayle

McVay

Phillips

Sargent

Crenshaw

Goodhue

Mardis

Phillpot

Skinner

Fields

Hallett

Mead

Powell

Smith

Fitts

Jackson

Manly

Pickett

Weissinger

Fluker

Jones

Miller

Perkins

Young-29

Fleming

McConnico

Oliver

Salter

Those who voted in the negative, are:

Mr. Speaker

Dennis

King

Moore of Mar.

Sims

Ashley

Harvey

Lister

Moore of J.

Shotwell

Brown

Hill of B.

Merriwether

Martin

Vining

Barclay

Harrison

Moore of Mad.

Peyton

Whitaker-20

Ordered, That the title be as aforesaid.

Ordered, That the clerk convey said bill to the Senate.

A bill from the Senate, entitled,

"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," was read a third time and passed.

Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

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

"An act requiring the chairman of the committee on enrolled bills, to preserve the engrossed copies of all acts and joint resolutions and file them with the secretary of state;"

"An act to repeal in part and amend the act, to establish a bank in the town of Mobile, passed 20th day of March, in the year 1818;" and


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"An act authorizing Matthew Harbeson, administrator of Samuel Harbeson, deceased, to make conveyance of a certain tract of land therein named;" were severally read a second time, and ordered to be read a third time on Monday next

A bill from the Senate, entitled "An act to repeal so much of an act, passed on the 15th day of December, 1821, as allows Samuel Dale for life, the half pay, of a colonel in the army of the United States, "was read a second time, and laid on the table.

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

"An act establishing a certain county therein named;"

"An act amendatory to an act, entitled an act to provide for the printing of the laws and journals, and for other purposes, passed December 25, 1822."

"An act to provide for taking the census;" and

"An act to regulate escheats in this state, and to appoint escheators;" were severally read a second time, and referred, the first to the committee on county boundaries; the second to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Hallett, Perkins and Jackson; the third to the committee of ways and means; and the fourth to the judiciary committee.

A bill from the Senate, entitled "An act for the relief of Martin Hogan," was read a third time and passed- Yeas 29, Nays 24.

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

Mr. Brown

Gayle

Moore of J.

Philpott

Skinner

Barclay

Hallett

Moore of Mar.

Powell

Vining

Crenshaw

King

Mead

Peyton

Whitaker

Dennis

Lister

Martin

Pickett

Weissinger

Fluker

Lanier

Oliver

Sims

Young-29

Fleming

Moore of Mad.

Phillips

Sargent
 

Those who voted in the negative, are:

Mr. Speaker

Goodhue

Jackson

Mardis

Salter

Ashley

Harvey

Jones

McLaughlin

Shotwell

Beck

Hill of T.

McConnico

Manly

Smith

Fields

Hill of B.

Merriwether

Miller

Tindall-24

Fitts

Harrison

McVay

Perkins
 

Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

A bill from the Senate, entitled "An act to amend an act, entitled an act to incorporate the Huntsville Fire Engine Company, passed December 10, 1822," was read a third time and passed.

Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

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

"An act prescribing the mode in which sheriffs who are delinquents in making returns of the Governor's election, shall be brought to justice."

"An act to compel defendants to bills of injunctions, to give bond and security before they shall have the benefit of executions on their judgments at law;"

"An act to provide for selecting a site for the seat of justice in Decatur county;" and

"An act more effectually to ensure the testimony of absent witnesses, by interrogatories;" were severally read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

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