Tuesday, November 18.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Crenshaw, Resolved, That the rules of order and decorum established in November, 1821, for the government of the proceedings of the House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, be the rules of order and decorum for the government of the proceedings of this House, for its present session, until further corrected, revised, or repealed, and that 60 copies of the same be printed for the use of the members of this House.

On motion of Mr. Perkins, Resolved, That the Senate be informed that the House of Representatives is organized, and ready to proceed to business; and have chosen Wm. I. Adair, speaker, N. Dodson, principal clerk, Thomas B. Tunstall, assistant clerk, and R. B. Watson, door keeper. Whereupon, Messrs. Perkins and Crenshaw were appointed to convey said Resolution to the Senate.


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Mr. Phillips gave notice, that on to-morrow, he would move for leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act respecting bail in civil cases.

On motion of Mr. Hardwick, Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed on the part of this House, to unite with the committee on he part of the Senate, to procure stationary for the Legislature, during the present session; and that the senate be informed thereof. Whereupon Messrs. Hardwick, Hallett, and Powell were appointed said committee.

A message was received from the Senate, by Mr. Crabb, informing this House, that they had convened, and elected Mr. Nicholas Davis, president thereof, Francis S. Lyon, secretary, David H. Burke, assistant clerk, and Matthew D. Thomason, door-keeper; and are ready to proceed to business.

On motion of Mr. Jackson, the House proceed to the election of an engrossing clerk. Whereupon William B. McClellan, was duly elected.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Bibb.

Mr. Speaker:- The Senate have adopted the following Resolution:

Resolved, That a committee of two members be appointed, on the part of this House, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, to wait on the Governor and inform his Excellency, that the two Houses are now organized, and ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make; and have appointed on their part, Messrs. Bibb and Hopkins.

On motion of Mr. Fleming. Ordered, That the House concur in said Resolution.

On motion of Mr. Perkins, Ordered, That a committee of three be appointed on the part of this House, agreeably to said resolution.

Whereupon Messrs. Perkins, Gayle, and Creagh were appointed said committee.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. McVay.

Mr. Speaker:- The Senate have adopted the following resolution, in which they desire your concurrence.

"Resolved, That a committee of three persons be appointed on the part of the Senate, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, to superintend the procuring of stationary for the use of the Legislature, during the present session." They have appointed, on their part, Messrs. McVay, Crabb, and Smith.

On motion of Mr. Hardwick, Resolved, That the following standing committees be appointed, to wit:

A Committee of Privilege and Elections.- Whereupon, Messrs. Hill, of Tuskaloosa, Mead, Pickett, Skinner and Weissinger, were reappointed said committee.

A Committee of Propositions and Grievances.- Whereupon, Messrs. Harrison, McConnico, McLemore, Miller, Oliver, and Philpott, were appointed said committee.

A Committee on Enrolled Bills.- Whereupon, Messrs. Fitts, Good-


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hue, Jones, Martin, Merriweather, and Perkins, were appointed said committee.

A Committee on Inland Navigation.- Whereupon, Messrs. Beck, Fields, Hardwick, McVay, Powell, and Vining, were appointed said committee.

A Committee on Roads, Bridges, Ferries, &c.- Whereupon, Messrs. Dennis, Harvey, Mead, Moore of Marion, and Salter, were appointed said committee.

A Judiciary Committee.- Whereupon, Messrs. Crenshaw, Creagh, Gayle, Martin, Mardis, Oliver, Perkins, and Young, were appointed said committee.

A Military Committee.- Whereupon, Messrs. Dale, Fleming, Gayle, Hill of Bibb, Jones, King, Manly, Philpott, and Sims, were appointee said committee.

A Committee of County Boundaries.- Whereupon, Messrs. Ashley, Barclay, Brown, Miller, Moore of Marion, and Whitaker, were appointed said committee.

A Committee on Schools, Colleges, and Universities, and School and University Lands.- Whereupon, Messrs. Fluker, Goodhue, Jackson, Martin, Merriwether, Phillips, Pickett, and Tindall, were appointed said committee.

A Committee on Ways and Means.- Whereupon, Messrs. Gayle, Jackson, Phillips, Sargent, and Vining were appointed said committee.

A Committee on Accounts.- Whereupon, Messrs. Hallett, Hill of Tuskaloosa, Moore of Madison, Shotwell, and Smith, were appointed said committee.

A Committee on Divorce and Alimony.- Whereupon, Messrs. Harvey, Lanier, McLaughlin, Peyton, and Sargent, were appointed said committee.

And then the house adjourned, till 3 o'clock this evening.

Evening Session.

Mr. Perkins, from the joint committee appointed to wait on His Excellency the Governor, and inform him, that both branches of the Legislature were organized and ready to receive any communication, he was pleased to make: Reported, That said committee had performed that duty, and received for answer, that he would on to-morrow at 10 o'clock, A. M. make a communication to each body, by message. And them the House adjourned till to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.