Saturday, November 22.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Gayle presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Monroe, Clarke, and Washington counties, praying that a law may pass, authorizing Edward Smith to turnpike a certain road therein named.

Mr. Jackson presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Lauderdale county, praying an alteration in the militia laws in relation to fines: Which petitions were read, and severally referred, the first to the committee on roads, bridges, ferries &c. and the latter to the military committee

Ordered, That Mr. Skinner be added to the military committee.

Mr. Hallett presented the petition of sundry citizens of the town of Mobile, praying that the tax on billiard tables may be reduced.

Mr. Jackson presented the petition of sundry persons, praying that a law may pass prohibiting sheriffs from executing process issued by justices.

Mr. Merriwether presented the petition of Thomas Wright, praying the passage of a law emancipating a negro named George.


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Mr. Hallett presented the petition of Francis Mitchell, praying the passage of a law, emancipating his female negro slave Venus, and her infant child: which petitions were read and severally referred; the first to the committee on ways and means; the second, to the judiciary committee; the third to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Merriwether, Sims, and Hill of Bibb; and the fourth to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Hallett, Dale and Ashley.

Ordered, That Mr. Moore of Jackson, be added to the committee on Divorce and Alimony.

Mr. Oliver laid before the House, the account of Micajah Shirley, gaoler of Conecuh, which was received and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Oliver from the Judiciary Committee to whom was referred a resolution, instructing them to enquire into the expediency of making some legislative expression on the propriety or impropriety of justices of the peace demanding costs before the appeals are granted; Reported, That said committee are of opinion, that the laws of this state do not authorize justices of the peace to demand costs on application for appeals from their decisions, and that such demands are oppressive and unjust.Ordered, That the House concur in said report.

Mr. Pickett from the committee of privileges and elections, to whom was referred the examination of the credentials of the members of this House; Reported, That the members are all duly elected to represent the counties to which they respectively belong.

Agreeably to the notice which he gave on Thursday.

Mr. Weissinger obtained leave to introduce 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 Dec. 17, 1821;" which was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

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

Mr. Speaker- The Senate have adopted the following resolution, in which they desire your concurrence: Resolved, That a committee be appointed to examine, and make a report of the situation of the State Arsenal, and the public arms contained therein, and that the House of Representatives be requested to appoint a committee to act in conjunction with said committee, and have appointed on their part, Messrs. Shackleford, Armstrong and Crabb. And then he withdrew. Ordered, That the House concur in said resolution- Whereupon, Messrs. Jones, Fleming and Sims, were appointed a committee on the part of this House.

Mr. Harrison obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled "an act to repeal all the acts of the General Assembly heretofore in force, concerning divorce and alimony," which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Philpott, Resolved, That the committee of ways and means be instructed to enquire whether any, and if any, what alterations are necessary to be made respecting the compensation now allowed for collecting the county tax in the several counties in this state.

Ordered, That Mr. Phillips be added to the judiciary committee.

On motion of Mr. Perkins, Resolved, That the Senate be informed


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that this House is now ready to receive them for the purpose of counting the votes for Governor, and that the west end of the Representative Hall be assigned for their reception.

Ordered, The clerk convey said resolution to the Senate.

The Senate having convened in the Hall of the House of Representatives, the speaker proceeded to count out the votes for Governor, which were as follows:

 

Pickens

Chambers
The county of Marion

376

32
Washington

254

91
Butler

2911

1
Jackson & Decatur

438

776
Limestone

177

1212
Blount

165

353
Conecuh

479

187
Mobile

239

127
Wilcox

444

58
Montgomery

758

222
Bibb

458

210
Dallas

766

223
Lawrence

462

969
Perry

655

29
Covington

75

1
Marengo

392

45
Clarke

513

58
 

6,942

4,604

Whereupon Mr. Speaker declared, that ISRAEL PICKENS, Esq, was duly elected Governor and Commander in Chief of the State of Alabama, by a majority of two thousand three hundred and thirty-eight votes. The Senate then withdrew.

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

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

Resolved, That a committee 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 wait on the Governor and inform him, that he has been duly and constitutionally elected Governor of the state of Alabama, for the ensuing two years; and enquire when it will suit the convenience of his Excellency to take the oath of office. They have appointed, on their part, Messrs. Casey and McVay, And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That this House concur in said resolution. whereupon, Messrs. Martin, Fluker and Weissinger, were appointed a committee on the part of this House.

Mr. Jones, from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition of benjamin Sherrod, reported a bill to be entitled "an act refunding to Benjamin Sherrod taxes improperly paid," which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Miller, Resolved, That the military committee be instructed to enquire into the expediency of so amending the militia law, as to compel all commissioned officers, below the rank of

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Colonel Commandant, to reside within the limits of their respective battalion, company, or district.

The House then proceeded to the orders of the day.

A bill to be entitled "an act to exempt the citizens of Moulton and Courtland, from wording on public roads, not included within the limits of the corporation of said towns, was read a second time.

Ordered, On motion of Mr. Jones, that said bill be indefinitely postponed.

Bills of the following titles, to wit: "an act to authorize William E. Dupree and Jacob Johnston, to emancipate certain slaves therein mentioned," and "an act to alter the name of a certain person therein named," were severally read a second time and ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That an engrossed bill, be entitled "An act to divorce Kelly Stegall from his wife Nancy Stegall, in pursuance of the decree of the circuit court of Limestone county, exercising chancery jurisdiction," be laid on the table.

And then the house adjourned till Monday morning 10 o'clock