Thursday, November 27.

The Speaker laid before the House a communication of the treasurer, accompanied by his annual report: which communication is as follows:

TREASURY OFFICE,

                         November 26th, 1823.

SIR- You will be pleased to receive the enclosed, as my annual report, for the year ending the 26th Nov. 1823. I have the honor to be, sir, Your very humble and obedient servant,

JOHN C. PERRY.

The HON: WILLIAM I. ADAIR.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Which report was received.

On motion of Mr. Barclay, Ordered, That 60 copies thereof, be printed for the use of this House.

Mr. Dennis presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Bibb and Autauga counties, praying that it may be made punishable by law, to grant licenses to strolling Indians to hunt within this state, and that they may be allowed to patrol said Indians.

Mr. Hallett presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Mobile county and town, praying, that the judge of the county court of said county, be allowed $1000 per annum, in addition to his fees of office heretofore allowed; which petitions were severally read and referred; the first to the committee of propositions and grievances; and the latter to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Hallett, Creagh and Fields.

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

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


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"An act restricting the recovery of claims against the counties respectively in certain cases," and an act to amend an act, entitled "An act, to establish a public road from the house of John Gandie, in Morgan county, to Baltimore or Morgan's Springs in Blount county;" in which they desire your concurrence.

Mr. Mead, from the committee on roads, bridges, ferries &c. to whom was referred a resolution requiring them to inquire in to the expediency and propriety of passing a law to permit the licensed ministers of the gospel and regular missionaries from religious societies, to pass, free of expense, all ferries, turnpikes and toll bridges; Reported, That they are of opinion it is inexpedient to pass any law on the subject; in which report the House concurred.

Mr. Oliver, from the judiciary committee, to whom was referred a resolution instructing them to inquire into the expediency of allowing justices' courts, a jury to consist of fiver or seven; Reported, That they had considered the same, and ask leave to be discharged from the further consideration; and the committee were accordingly discharged.

Mr. Oliver, from the same committee, to whom was referred a resolution directing them to inquire into the expediency of reducing the fees of justices and constables; reported a bill, to be entitled "An act regulating the fees of justices and constables;" which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Oliver, from the same committee, to whom was referred a resolution directing them to inquire into the expediency of preventing securities from being sued on any specialty in writing alone, and before the principal is sued, where they both live in the same county, and where the principal is not out of the county on a journey; Reported, that they consider it inexpedient to alter the law on this subject. In which report the House concurred.

Mr. Fitts, from the select committee, to whom was referred a resolution originally a resolution directing them to inquire, in to the expediency of establishing a Medical Board; and subsequently the petition of sundry inhabitants of Perry county, praying that physicians may not be allowed to practice without a license; Reported, That said committee had had the said petition under consideration; and beg to be discharged from the further consideration of said petitions, as its object is embraced in a bill now before the House. The committee were accordingly discharged from the further consideration thereof.

A bill, from the Senate, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a public road from the house of John Gandie in Morgan county, to Baltimore or Morgan's Springs in Blount county, passed 23d December, 1822;" was read the first time, and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

A bill, from the Senate, entitled "an act respecting the recovery of claims against the counties respectively," was read a first time.

Ordered, That said bill be read a second time to-morrow. A bill, to be entitled "an act to regulate the licensing of physicians, and for other purposes;" was read a second time, amended, and ordered to be engrossed and be read a third time to-morrow.


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A bill, to be entitled "an act regulating the mode of proving accounts;" was read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Jackson; Ordered, That the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed.

A bill, to be entitled "An act to allow the guardian of Virginia Murray to sell certain land therein named;" was read a second time.

Mr. Jackson moved, That the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed; which was rejected.

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 by the House to examine the documents in relation to the superintendence of the printing of the digest, and making the index for the same. They have appointed on their part, Messrs. Bibb, Sullivan and Hopkins,

Ordered, That the House concur in said resolution; whereupon, the speaker appointed Messrs. Oliver, Moore of J. Creagh & Mead a committee on the part of this House, agreeably to said resolution.

A bill, to be entitled "An act to provide for the emancipation of slaves;" was read a second time, and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Phillips, Jackson and Jones.

Mr. Phillips presented the account of John B. Norris, sheriff of Dallas county; which was received and referred to the committee of accounts.

Mr. Fleming obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled "an act explanatory of the several acts now in force in this state to suppress duelling," which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Barclay, Resolved, That the Senate and House of Representatives will assembly in the Representative Hall, on to-morrow, at eleven o'clock for the purpose of electing an adjutant general; Ordered, That the Senate be acquainted therewith.

Mr. Martin obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled "An act concerning constables;" which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Pickett obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled "an act to increase the compensation of jurors in the county of Autauga."

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