Thursday, December 16, 1824.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

The following communication was received fro his excellency the Governor by Mr. Thornton secretary of state, which he delivered in at the Speaker's table, and then he withdrew.  Said Communication was in writing and is as follows:

Executive Department, Dec. 16, 1824.

Gentlemen of the Senate of the House of Representatives,

I lay before you a communication from the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama.  I am very respectfully,

ISRAEL PICKENS.

To the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives,

The Board of Trustees respectfully submit their view in relation to certain interest of the institution which they understand are now under Legislative consideration.  1st, In regard to the minimum price of the University lands the Board are unanimously of opinion that any reduction at this time would be inex-


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pedient.  The reasons inducing them to this opinion arise out of facts communicated by those most intimately acquainted with the lands in different sections of the state, and with all circumstances connected with the subject.

One fractional section and five quarter sections have recently been entered at the existing price, and it is believed that other tracts will be taken after the present expectation of a reduction is done away.  It is admitted that portions of the lad may not soon be saleable at seventeen dollars per acre, yet the Board consider that the delay in the sale of these portions will be of less importance than the sacrifice which would attend a general reduction.  Under a favorable change of circumstances it is confidently expected that much of the University land will command the present minimum.  The price of lands cannot now be considered as matured; much relinquishes and other public land has recently been in market, and more will very soon be offered, a reduction at such a peculiarly unfavorable season is viewed, with great deference, as unadvisable.

2d, The Board of Trustees feel an unusual reluctance in addressing your honorable body, in relation to another subject, as if affects the private application of a citizen to the Government of his country for relief; and it is only under the impression of a paramount duty they owe to the interest of the institution, whose concerns have been entrusted by law to their case, that they feel bound to submit respectfully their view to the General Assembly.  The subject alluded to, is the claim of Mr. Marr to obtain a release from bonds given by him for the rent of University lands during the years 1820 & 1821.

The act of Congress passed 2d March 1819, granted to this state the land endowment for the Seminary; the designation to be made by the Secretary on the Treasury.  In pursuant to the instructions from the Treasury Department, dated as early as the 2d Dec. 1819, authorising the designation by the late Executive of tracts and determining to direct the reserve of those tracts which were selected as part of the complement of seventy-two sections, a list whereof was transmitted to the Secretary of the treasury, and a copy thereof retained in the Executive office; among the tracts designated as first selected, was the land leased to Mr. Murr, as well as the lands leased to many other lessees.

An act of assembly passed Dec. 17, 1819, no doubt for the purpose of realizing as early as possible the benefit of the selection authorised by the Treasury Department, to be made by the Executive, which act authorises the Governor to appoint three commissioners in which county wherein any of the tracts were situate, to lease the same at public auction, and to take bonds for the rent.  Pursuant to this act, the lands were leased in all the counties wherein they were situate, or as far forth as was practicable.  Among these are cases of Mr. Marr; from the rent of which he has asked relief.  The amount for which the lands rented in the years 1820 & 1821 was in all not much short of ten thousand dollars.  In the case of Mr. Marr's lease the trustees are unapprized of anything which sold distinguish his case from all other cases.  He does not pretend that he had not the full enjoyment of his term agreeably to the stipulation.  The tract leased to him was among the earliest selections made by the state, and was reserved from sale of lands at Tuscaloosa at the first sale there in 1821 by the directions of the Treasury Department.  It is true that none of the University lands have been perfected by patent until since the last session.

Should the Legislature in its wisdom grant relief to the present applicant, a similar relief will be due to numerous others who will of course on equal ground apply; and also those who have paid rent will have a just claim to your impartial notice. 

By order of the Board unanimously, ISRAEL PICKENS, Pres't

Ordered, that 100 copies be printed for the use of this House.

Mr. Weissinger presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Perry county, praying the passage of a law authorising the sale of the 16th section, 19th township and 7th range, which was read and referred to

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the committee on schools, colleges and universities, and school and university lands.

Mr. Pickens of G. presented the account of Jesse B. Nave, sheriff of Perry county, which was referred to the committee on accounts,

Mr. Pickens of G. presented the petition of the judge of the county court of Greene county and commissioners of roads & revenue of said county, praying the passage of a law requiring the comptroller of public accounts to issue his warrant on the state Treasury in favor of the Treasury of the county of Greene for $238, which was referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

Mr. Cook presented the petition James R. Beason and other, praying the establishment of a turnpike road from Butler county to Black's bluff on the Alabama River, which was referred to the committee on roads, bridges and ferries.

Mr. Martin obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to abolish the June term of the Supreme court, which was read a first time, and the rule which requires that bills should be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was read the 2d time forthwith, and referred to the judiciary committee.

Mr. Fluker obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to regulate the fees of officers, which was read a first time, and the rule which requires that bills should be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was then read a 2d time forthwith, and ordered to be engrossed for a 3d reading tomorrow.

Mr. Watson from the committee to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act to compensate James Pugh for carrying the returns of the election for brigadier general from Pike county to Cahawba,  Reported the same without amendment, in which the House concurred; said bill was then read a 2d time, and ordered to be engrossed for a 3d reading tomorrow.

Mr. Pickens of G. obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to amend an act, passed Dec. 20th, 1820, entitled an act concerning executions and slaves by sheriffs, and for other purposes, which was read the 1st time:  Mr. Creagh moved that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed, which was decided in the negative- Yeas 27- Nays 27.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mr. Speaker, Camp, Coleman, Creagh, Dickinson, Dinsmore, Exum, Fleming, Green, Hill, Jones, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of mar. Morton, Oliver, Parham, Perkins, Peyton, Rather, Shackleford, Shotwell, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, White, Worthington- 27.

Those who voted in the negative, are, Mr. Abercrombie, Barton, Baxter, Byler, Cook, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Edmondson, Farrar, Fluker, Gaines, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, McVay, McCord, Mead, Merriwether, Moore of J. Moore of Mon. Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Pickett, Skinner, Watson, Weissinger- 27.

Ordered that said bill be read a 2d time tomorrow.

A message was received from his excellency by James I. Thornton secretary of state, which is as follows, to wit: Mr. Speaker, I am instructed by his excellency the Governor, to inform you that he did on the 15th instant approve and sign bills of the following titles, to wit: An act declaring Fling River in Morgan county a pubic highway; An


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act to repeal in part an act therein mentioned and requiring the plea of set-off notice thereof in certain cases; An act amendatory of an act regulating escheats in this state and to appoint escheators, and for other purposes; An act to incorporate a volunteer infantry corps in the city of Mobile to be styled the Mobile republican greens; an act to establish a state road leading from the city of Mobile to the Mississippi state line; An act appointing agents to select a certain quarter section of land for the county of Shelby and other counties therein named; and then he withdrew.

Mr. Barton obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act giving a lien on vessels in certain cases, which was read a 1st time, and the rule which requires that bills should be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was read a 2d time forthwith, and referred to the judiciary committee.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon their secretary: Mr. Speaker, the Senate have read three times and passed bills which originated in your honorable body entitled an act to incorporate the Minette bridge company; An act exempting persons of a certain description from taxation, and have amended the same by striking to all after the enacting clause, and substituting the accompanying bill, in which amendment they desire your concurrence; and, An act to provide for the raising of a fund for the support of an academy and a hospital in the county of Baldwin, and have amended the same by adding a proviso to the end of the first section thereof, and by striking from the 6th line of the 4th section the words which are already established under whatever authority or, and also by inserting the word license between the words which and may in the 13th line of the 4th section, in which amendments they also desire your concurrence; they have also read three times and passed a bill which originated in their house entitled an act to amend the attachment laws of this state, in which they also desire your concurrence.

Mr. Crenshaw from the committee of ways and means, to whom was referred the petition of N. E. Chandler, late tax collector of Monroe county, praying that an allowance may be made for him on account of certain bailiff tickets received by him as tax collector, Reported, that they have had said petition under consideration, and ask leave to be discharged from the further consideration thereof, which was granted. Mr. Moore of Mon. moved to refer the same to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Moore of Mon. Green and Bagby.

Mr. White presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Lawrence county, praying an alteration in the law taxing merchandise, which was read and referred to the committee of ways and means.

Mr. White presented a memorial to the Congress of the U. States, which was read the first time, and the rule which requires that bills should be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was read a second time forthwith, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

Mr. Farrar from the military committee to whom was referred so much of the Governor's message as relates to the militia law of this state, and also the memorial of the officers of Madison county, have had the same under consideration,  Reported a bill to be entitled, an act concerning the militia of this state, which was read a 1st time and ordered to be read a 2d time tomorrow.


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Mr. Bagby from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of the inhabitants of the town of Claiborne, Reported a bill to be entitled an act to exempt the inhabitants of the town of Claiborne from working on roads beyond the limits of said town, which was read a first time and rule which requires that bills should be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was read a second time forthwith and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

Mr. Byler from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of Martha Prater, praying the emancipation of certain slaves, therein named, Reported a bill to be entitled an act to authorise Martha Prater to emancipate certain slaves therein named, which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time tomorrow.

Mr. Barton obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act for the establishing of rules for the orderly conducting suits in equity, which was read a 1st time, and the rule which requires that bills should be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was read a 2nd time forthwith, and referred to the judiciary committee.

Mr. Pickett from the select committee to whom was referred a bill to be entitled, an act to provide for the payment of jurors: reported a new bill in lieu thereof, to be entitled, an act to provide for the payment of jurors.  Mr. Rather moved that the further consideration thereof, be indefinitely postponed, which was carried.  Yeas 30, Nays 26.

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

Mr. Bagby

Dinsmore

Greene

Moore of Ma.

Rather

Baylor

Edmondson

Hill

Moore of ma.

Ruffin

Bayler

Exum

Mardis

Morton

Skinner

Camp

Cook

Farrar

Martin

Parham

Tapscot

Creagh

Fleming

Metcalf

Perkins

Vining-30.

Dickinson

Fluker

Moore of J.

Pickens of G.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Speaker

Crenshaw

McVay

Oliver

Shotwell

Abercrombie

Cunningham

McCord

Pickens of D.

Tindall

Barton

Dale

Mead

Pickett

Watson

Baxter

Greene

Merriwether

Peyton

Worthington

Coleman

Jones

Lanier

Miller

Shackleford

Weissinger-26.

Mr. Mardis from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Shelby and Bibb, reported a bill to be entitled, an act to establish a road from Montevallo to Greensborough which was read the first time, and the rule which requires bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was read a 2d time forthwith, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

Mr. Shackleford obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act more effectually to secure the revenue accruing to the state from licenses granted by the clerk of the county courts, which was read a first time and ordered to be read a 2d time tomorrow.

Mr. Miller from the select committee to whom was referred an engrossed bill from the Senate to be entitled,  to amend an act entitled an act concerning strays, reported the same with sundry amendments, in which the House concurred.

Mr. Dinsmore presented the accounts of the jailor of Baldwin county, which was referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Farrar from the military committee to whom was referred the memorial of sundry officers of Madison county, reported that such of the provisions of the memorial as were thought requisite for the bene-


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fit of the militia of this state have been engrafted in the bill already reported to this House.

Engrossed resolution proposing an alteration to the 13th section and 3d article of the constitution of the state of Alabama, was read a third time, and there not being a constitutional majority, it was lost- Yeas 35- Nays 22.

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

Mr. Speaker

Crenshaw

Hill

Jones

Moore of ma.

Shotwell

Abercrombie

Cunningham

Lanier

Oliver

Skinner

Baylor

Dale

McVay

Parham

Vining

Baxter

Farrar

McCord

Pickens of G.

Weissinger

Byler

Fleming

Mead

Pickett

Worthington

Coleman

Gaines

Metcalf

Rather

Watson- 35

Cook

Green

Miller

Shackleford

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Bagby

Dinsmore

Martin

Perkins

Tindall

Barton

Edmondson

Merriwether

Peyton

White- 22.

Camp

Exum

Moore of J.

Pickens of D.

Creagh

Fluker

Moore of mo.

Ruffin

Dickinson

Mardis

Morton

Tapscot

Mr. Coleman from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of St. Clair county, praying to be attached to Shelby, reported that it is inexpedient to grant the prayer of the petitioners, which report was concurred in.

Mr. Moore of J. obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act making appropriations for certain claims against the state, which was read the first time and ordered to be read a second time tomorrow.

Mr. Vining introduced the following resolution, Resolved, that this House will received no new business after today, except it be of a general nature, or be reported by the standing committee.  Mr. Morris moved to lay said resolution on the table, which was lost.- Yeas 22- Nays 32.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Abercrombie, Barton, Baylor, Baxter, Camp, Cook, Creagh, Crenshaw, Dale, Exum, Gaines, Martin, Mead, Moore of J. Oliver, Parham, Perkins, Peyton, Pickens of D. Ruffin, Shackleford, Watson,- 22.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker, Byler, Coleman, Cunningham, Dickinson, Edmondson, Farrar, Fleming, Fluker, Green, Hill, Jones, Lanier, McVay, McCord, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of Mar., Moore of Mon, Morton, Pickens of G., Pickett, Rather, Shotwell, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Weissinger, White, Worthington- 32.

Mr. Perkins moved to strike out the words this day and insert in lieu thereof the word tomorrow, which was carried.  Yeas 31, Nays 25.

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

Messrs. Abercrombie, Barton, Baylor, Baxter, Byler, Camp, Cook, Crenshaw, Dale, Dickinson, Dinsmore, Exum, Farrar, Gaines, Hill, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, Mead, Moore of J., Parham, Perkins, Peyton, Pickens of D., Pickens of G., Pickett, Rather, Ruffin, Shackleford, Watson, White- 31

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker, Coleman, Creagh, Cunningham, Edmondson, Fleming, Fluker, Green, Jones, McVay, McCord, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of mar, Moore of Mon., Morton, Oliver, Shotwell, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Weissinger, Worthington- 25.

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Mr. Perkins moved to amend said resolution by adding to the end thereof, the words and petitions, which was decided in the negative- Yeas 27- Nays 28.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Abercrombie, Barton, Baxter, Camp, Cook, Crenshaw, Dale, Dinsmore, Exum, Farrar, Gaines, Green, Hill, Mardis, Mead, Moore of J. Oliver, Parham, Perkins, Peyton, Pickens of D. Pickett, Ruffin, Shackleford, Watson, White- 27.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Mr. Speaker, Baylor, Byler, Coleman, Cunningham, Dickinson, Edmondson, Fleming, Fluker, Jones, Lanier, McVay, McCord, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of mar. Moore of Mon. Morton, Pickens of G. Rather, Shotwell, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Weissinger, Worthington- 28.

Mr. Abercrombie moved that the further consideration of said resolution be indefinitely postponed, which was lost.  Yeas 27, Nays 29.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Camp, Cook, Creagh, Crenshaw, Dale, Dinsmore, Exum, Farrar, Gaines, Hill, Mardis, Martin, Mead, Moore of J. Morton, Oliver, Parham, Perkins, Pickens of D. Pickett, Ruffin, Shackleford, Watson, White- 27.

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Speaker, Baylor, Byler, Coleman, Cunningham, Dickinson, Edmondson, Fleming, Fluker, Green, Jones, Lanier, McVay, McCord, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of mar. Moore of Mon. Peyton, Pickens of G. Rather, Shotwell, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Weissinger, Worthington- 29.

Ordered that said resolution be adopted.

The House then adjourned till 3 o'clock, p.m.

Evening Session, 3 o'clock.

Mr. Martin moved to reconsider the vote on yesterday, on the bill laid on the table, to be entitled an act supplementary to, and amendatory of, the laws relating to executors and administrators; and for other purposes, which was carried.

Mr. Parham introduced the following resolution, to wit: Resolved, that with the concurrence of the Senate, the election of the trustees of the university of the state of Alabama, be postponed until Saturday next; on which day the House will at the hour of 3 o'clock, P.M. with the concurrence of the Senate, proceed together with the Senate, to the election of said trustees; which was adopted.  Ordered, that the clerk of this House inform the Senate thereof.

Mr. Weissinger obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act to provide for the payment of petit jurors, in the counties therein named; and for other purposes, which was read the first time.  On motion, Ordered, that it be made the order of the day for a 2d reading tomorrow.

Mr. Byler introduced the following resolution, to wit: Resolved that a select committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of memorializing the Congress of the United States on the subject of repealing the tariff law, passed at their last session; and report, &c, which was adopted, and referred to Messrs. Byler, Vining, and Farrar.

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solved, that the Senate be informed that this House is now ready to proceed to the elections in pursuance of a resolution heretofore adopted, which was concurred in.  Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lyon their Secretary: Mr. Speaker, the Senate recede from their amendments to the bill entitled an act to alter the place of selling lands and negroes by the sheriff of Bibb, and Tuscaloosa counties.  They insist upon their amendment to the bill entitled an act to regulate the sale of salves by constables, by striking out the word ten and inserting twenty.  They recede from their amendment to the bill, by adding a proviso, so far as the same relates to Tuscaloosa county.  They have read three times and passed bills which originated in your honorable body, entitled an act to alter and amend the charter of incorporation of the city of Mobile; An act for changing the compensation of the judge of the county court of Mobile county, and for other purposes therein mentioned; An act to establish the permanent seat of justice in the county of Jackson, and for other purposes; and an act supplemental to an act, entitled an act to authorise an extra term of the circuit court of Mobile and Baldwin counties, passed during the present session of the General Assembly. They have also read three times and passed bills which originated in their House entitled, An act to alter the time of appointing overseers of roads, and for other purposes; An act to amend an act authorising Edwin Lewis to open and construct a road in Mobile county, and for other purposes, passed Dec. 18, 1821; and An act supplemental for an act, passed at Cahawba on the 20th Dec. 1823, entitled an act to appoint commissioners to improve the navigation of the Tennessee river: in which they desire your concurrence.  They concur in the resolution of your honorable body proposing to postpone the election of Trustees of the state University till Saturday next at 3 o'clock, p.m.   They have also read three times and passed a bill which originated in their House entitled, an act to provide for the transfer of stock issued by the state, and for the renewal of lost certificates thereof; in which they desire your concurrence.

The Senate having repaired to the hall of the House of Representatives, and the President having announced the object of the meeting, the two Houses proceeded to the election of a President of the Bank of the State of Alabama.  ANDREW PICKENS, alone, being in nomination.

The votes were for Mr. Pickens 75.  The Speaker thereupon declared Mr. Pickens duly elected the President of the Bank of the state of Alabama.  Those who voted for Mr. Pickens, are

Mr. President

Smith

Crenshaw

Martin

Pickens of D.

Bibb

Sullivan

Cunningham

McVay

Pickens of G.

Casey

Taggert

Dale

McCord

Pickett

Coats

Wood

Dickinson

Mead

Rather

Conner

Mr. Speaker

Dinsmore

Merriwether

Ruffin

Crabb

Abercrombie

Edmondson

Metcalf

Shackleford

Devereux

Bagby

Exum

Miller

Shotwell

Hopkins

Barton

Farrar

Moore of J.

Skinner

McCamy

Baylor

Fleming

Moore of Ma.

Tapscot

Metcalfe

Baxter

Fluker

Moore of Mo.

Tindall

Moore

Byler

Gaines

Morton

Watson

Murphy

Camp

Green

Hill

Oliver

Vining

McVay

Coleman

Jones

Parham

Weissinger

Powell

Cook

Lanier

Perkins

White

Shackleford

Creagh

Mardis

Peyton

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The two Houses then proceeded to the election of twelve Directors of the Bank of the State of Alabama.

Thomas H. Wiley, John J. Crocheron, Alexander Pope, George Phillips, Gilbert Shearer, Horation G. Perry, Uriah G. Mitchell, Edwin Curtis, Davis White, Jesse Beene, James Saffold, Thomas D. King, Henry Hitchcock, William Chislom, William Taylor, William Aylett, David McCord, Jason Gardner, William Read, and John W. Rinaldi, being in nomination, the votes stood thus:

For Mr. Wiley,

65

Mr. Curtis,

50

Mr. Taylor,

33

Crocheron,

63

White,

49

Aylett,

36

Pope,

63

Beene,

49

McCord,

34

Phillips,

60

Saffold,

43

Gardner,

33

Shearer,

57

King,

42

Read,

20

Perry,

56

Hitchcock,

40

Rinaldi,

15

Mitchell,

52

Chislom,

33

Thomas H. Wily, John J. Crocheron, Alexander Pope, George Phillips, Gilbert Shearer, Horatio G. Perry, Uriah G. Mitchell, Edwin Curtis, David White, Jesse Beene, James Saffold, and Thomas D. King, having a constitutional majority, the Speaker declared them duly elected Directors of the Bank of the state of Alabama.

Those who voted for Mr. Wiley, are, Mr. President, Bibb, Coats, Conner, Craig, Devereux, Hopkins, McCamy, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Sullivan, Taggert, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Baylor, Baxter, Byler, Camp, Cook, Creagh, Dale, Dickinson, Dinsmore, Exum, Fleming, Fluker, Hill, Jones, Mardis, Martin, McVay, McCord, Mead, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of mar. Moore of Mon. Morton, Oliver, Parham, Perkins, Peyton, Pickens of G. Pickett, Rather, Ruffin, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Watson, Weissinger, White, Worthington- 65.

Those who voted for Mr. Crocheron, are, Mr. Bibb, Casey, Coats, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, Hopkins, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Barton, Baylor, Baxter, Byler, Coleman, Cook, Creagh, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Dinsmore, Edmondson, Exum, Farrar, Fleming, Fluker, Gaines, Green, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, McVay, McCord, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of mar. Moore of Mon, Morton, Oliver, Parham, Perkins, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Pickett, Rather, Shotwell, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Watson, Weissinger, Worthington, 63.

Those who voted for Mr. Pope are- Mr. President, Bibb, Casey, Coats, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, Hopkins, McCamy, Metcalfe, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Powell, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Baylor, Baxter, Byler, Camp, Coleman, Cook, Creagh, Crenshaw, Dale, Dickinson, Dinsmore, Exum, Fluker, Gaines, Green, Hill, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, McCord, Mead, Merriwether, Miller, Moore of mar. Moore of mon. Morton, Oliver, Perkins, Peyton, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Pickett, Rather, Ruffin, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Watson, Weissinger, White, Worthington- 63.

Those who voted for Mr. Phillips are- Mr. President, Bibb, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, Hopkins, McCamy, Metcalf, Moore, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Smith, Taggert, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Baxter, Byler, Camp, Coleman, Cook, Creagh, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Dickinson, Edmondson, Exum, Fleming, Gaines, Green, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, McVay, McCord, Mead, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Morton, Oliver, Parham, Perkins, Peyton, Pickens of D. Pickett, Rather, Shackleford, Shotwell, Tapscot, Vining, Watson, Weissinger, White, Worthington - 60.

Those who voted for Mr. Shearer are - Mr. President, Bibb, Casey, Conner, Devereux, Hopkins Moore, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Smith, Taggert, Mr.


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Speaker, Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Bayler, Baxter, Byler, Camp, Coleman, Creagh, Crenshaw, Dickinson, Dinsmore, Edmondson, Exum, Fleming, Fluker, Gaines, Green, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, McVay, McCord, Mead, Merriwether, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of mar. Moore of Mon. Morton, Parham, Perkins, Peyton, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Shackleford, Shotwell, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, White, Worthing- 57.

Those who voted for Mr. Perry are- Mr. President, Bibb, Coats, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, Powell, Shackleford, Sullivan, Wood, Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Baylor, Baxter, Camp, Coleman, Cook, Creagh, Dale, Dickinson, Dinsmore, Exum, Farrar, Fleming, Fluker, Green, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, Mead, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of mar. Morton, Oliver, Parham, Perkins, Peyton, Pickens of G. Pickett, Rather, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Tindall, Vining, Watson, Weissinger, White- 56.

Those who voted for Mr. Mitchell are- Mr. Casey, Coats, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, McCamy, Metcalf, Murphy, Powell, Shackleford, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Baylor, Byler, Coleman, Cook, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Dinsmore, Edmondson, Farrar, Fluker, Gaines, Green, Hill, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, McVay, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of mar, Moore of mon, Peyton, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Pickett, Rather, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Tindall, Vining, Watson, Weissinger, Worthington-52.

Those who voted for Mr. Curtis, are Messrs. President, Casey, Coats, Crabb, Hopkins, McCamy, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, Smith, Sullivan, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Baylor, Byler, Camp, Coleman, Cook, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dickinson, Dinsmore, Edmondson, Exum, Farrar, Fleming, Gaines, Green, Hill, Lanier, Mardis, McVay, McCord, Mead, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of Mar. Moore of Mon. Oliver, Rather, Shackleford, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Watson, White, Worthington- 50

Those who voted for Mr. White are, Mr. President, Bibb, Casey, Coats, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, Hopkins, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Sullivan, Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Baxter, Camp, Cook, Creagh, Crenshaw, Dale, Dickinson, Edmondson, Exum, Farrar, Fleming, Fluker, Green, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Martin, McCord, Mead, Moore of mon. Morton, Oliver, Parham, Perkins, Pickett, Rather, Skinner, Tapscot, Watson, Weissinger, White- 49.

Those who voted for Mr. Beene are, Messrs. Casey, Coats, Crabb, McCamy, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Shackleford, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Baylor, Byler, Coleman, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Dinsmore, Exum, Edmondson, Farrar, Fluker, Gaines, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, McVay, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of Mar. Parham, Peyton, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Pickett, Rather, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Vining, Weissinger, Worthington- 49.

Those who voted for Mr. Saffold, are Messrs. Casey, Coats, Crabb, Devereux, McCamy, Murphy, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Baylor, Byler, Coleman, Cook, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Edmondson, Exum, Farrar, Gaines, Green, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of Mar. Moore of Mon. Peyton, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Pickett, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Vining, Watson, Weissinger, Worthington- 48.

Those who voted for Mr. King, are Messrs. Casey, Coats, Crabb, McCamy, Metcalf, Murphy, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert,  Wood, Mr. Speaker, Bagby, Baylor, Byler, Coleman, Cunningham, Crenshaw, Edmondson, Farrar, Gaines, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, McVay, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of Mar. Moore of Mon. Peyton, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Pickett, Rather, Shotwell, Skinner, Tindall, Vining, Watson, Worthington- 42.

Those who voted for Mr. Hitchcock, are Messrs. President, Bibb, Conner, Devereux, Hopkins, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Abercrom-

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bie, Bagby, Barton, Baxter, Camp, Cook, Creagh, Dale, Dickinson, Dinsmore, Fleming, Fluker, Green, Jones, Martin, McCord, Mead, Metcalf, Morton, Oliver, Parham, Perkins, Pickett, Rather, Ruffin, Shotwell, Tapscot, Tindall, Watson, White- 40.

Those who voted for Mr. Chisolm, are Messrs. President, Bibb,Conner, Devereux, Hopkins, Moore, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Sullivan, Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Baxter, Camp, Coleman, Creagh, Dale, Dickinson, Dinsmore, Edmondson, Exum, Farrar, Fleming, Fluker, Green, McVay, McCord, Mead, Moore of Mon, Morton, Oliver, Parham, Perkins, Shackleford, Tapscot, Weissinger, White- 38.

Those who voted for Mr. Taylor, are Messrs. President, Bibb, Conner, Devereux, Hopkins, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Sullivan, Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Baxter, Camp, Cook, Creagh, Cunningham, Dale, Dickinson, Dinsmore, Farrar, Fleming, Fluker, McCord, Mead, Moore of mon, Morton, Oliver, Parham, Perkins, Pickett, Rather, Ruffin, Tapscot, Weissinger, White- 38.

Those who voted for Mr. Aylett, are Messrs. President, Bibb, Coats, Conner, Hopkins, Moore, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Baxter, Camp, Creagh, Cunningham, Dickinson, Dinsmore, Exum, Fleming, Fluker, Gaines, Martin, McCord, Mead, Moore of Mon, Morton, Oliver, Parham, Perkins, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Ruffin, Tapscot, Tindall, White- 36.

Those who voted for Mr. McCord, are Messrs. President, Bibb, Hopkins, McCamy, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Baxter, Byler, Camp, Cook, Cunningham, Dale, Dickinson, Fleming, Gaines, Green, McVay, McCord, Mead, Metcalf, Moore of J. Morton, Oliver, Parham, Perkins, Peyton, Tapscot, Watson, Weissinger, White- 34.

Those who voted for Mr. Gardner, are Messrs. Casey, Coats, Crabb, McCamy, Metcalf, Smith, Taggert, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Baylor, Byler, Coleman, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Edmondson, Farrar, Gaines, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, McVay, Merriwether, Miller, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Moore of J. Peyton, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Tindall, Vining, Worthington- 33.

Those who voted for Mr. Read, are, Messrs. Casey, McCamy, Smith, Taggert, Wood, Mr. speaker, Baylor, Crenshaw, Edmondson, Hill, McVay, Merriwether, Moore of J. Moore of Mar, Peyton, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Shackleford, Tindall, Worthington- 20.

Those who voted for Mr. Rinaldi are Messrs. Casey, McCamy, Metcalf, McVay, Smith, Taggert, Wood, Cunningham, Farrar, Jones, Metcalf, Moore of Mar. Pickens of D. Shotwell, Skinner- 15.

The two houses then proceeded to the election of the judge of the county court of Monroe county, place of Nathaniel Dodson, resigned, William B. Patton, Henry W. Taylor and Asa Hammond being in nomination the votes stood thus:

For Mr. Patton, 25; Mr. Taylor; 28; Mr. Hammond, 20;

Those who voted for Mr. Patton, are Messrs, President, Hopkins, Moore, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Barton, Camp, Creagh, Crenshaw, Dale, Exum, Farrar, Fluker, McVay, Metcalf, Parham, Pickens of D. Ruffin, Shackleford, Shotwell, Vining, Watson, Weissenger, White, Worthington- 25.

Those who voted for Mr. Taylor are Messrs. Bibb, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, Powell, Taggert, Bagby, Baylor, Byler, Cook, Cunningham, Dickinson, Edmondson, Fleming, Gaines, Green, Hill, Jones, Mardis, Martin, McCord, Mead, Morton, Oliver, Pickett, Rather, Tapscot, Tindall- 28.

Those who voted for Mr. Hammond, are Messrs. Casey, Coats, McCamy, Metcalf, Murphy, McVay, Smith, Sullivan, Wood, Baxter, Coleman, Dinsmore, Merriwether, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of Mar. Moore of Mon. Peyton, Pickens of G. Skinner- 20.

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Houses proceeded to the election again, when the votes stood thus:- For Mr. Patton, 25; Taylor, 29; Hammond, 16.

Those who voted for Mr. Patton, are Messrs. President, Hopkins, McCamy, Moore, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Barton, Camp, Coleman, Creagh, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Farrar, Fluker, Gaines, McVay, Metcalf, Parham, Pickens of D. Ruffin, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Vining, Weissinger, White, Worthington- 28.

Those who voted for Mr. Taylor, are Messrs. Bibb, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, Powell, Taggert, Bagby, Baylor, Byler, Cook, Dickinson, Edmondson, Exum, Fleming, Green, Hill, Jones, Mardis, martin, McCord, Mead, Moore of Mar Morton, Oliver, Peyton, Pickett, Rather, Tapscot, Tindall- 29.

Those who voted for Mr. Hammond, are Messrs. Casey, Coats, Metcalf, Murphy, McVay, Smith, Sullivan, Wood, Baxter, Dinsmore, Merriwether, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of Mon. Pickens of G. Watson- 16.

No one of the candidates having a constitutional majority, the two Houses proceeded a third time to the election of a judge of the said county court of Monroe county, William B. Patton, and Henry W. Taylor, being in nomination, the votes stood thus:

For Mr. Patton, 37; Mr. Taylor, 37.

Those who voted for Mr. Patton, are Messrs. President, Coats, Hopkins, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Barton, Camp, Coleman, Creagh, Crenshaw, Dale, Dinsmore, Farrar, Fluker, Gaines, McVay, McCord, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Parham, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Ruffin, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Vining, Weissinger, White, Worthington- 37.

Those who voted for Mr. Taylor, are Messrs. Bibb, Casey, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, McCamy, Powell, Shackleford, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Bagby, Baylor, Baxter, Byler, Cook, Cunningham, Dickinson, Edmondson, Exum, Fleming, Green, Hill, Jones, Mardis, martin, Mead, Moore of Mar, Moore of Mon. Morton. Oliver, Peyton, Pickett, Rather, Tapscot, Tindall, Watson- 37.

Neither of the candidates having a constitutional majority, the two Houses then proceeded a fourth time to the election of said judge, the same gentlemen being in nomination.  The votes stood thus:

For Mr. Patton, 37; Mr. Taylor, 37.

Those who voted for Mr. Patton, are Messrs. President, Coats, Hopkins, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Barton, Camp, Coleman, Creagh, Crenshaw, Dale, Dinsmore, Farrar, Fluker, Gaines, McVay, Mead, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Parham, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Ruffin, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Vining, Weissinger, White, Worthington- 37.

Those who voted for Mr. Taylor, are Messrs. Bibb, Casey, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, McCamy, Powell, Shackleford, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Bagby, Baylor, Baxter, Byler, Cook, Cunningham, Dickinson, Edmondson, Exum, Green, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, McCord, Moore of Mar. Moore of Mo. Morton, Oliver, Peyton, Pickett, Rather, Tapscot, Tindall, Watson- 37.

Neither of the candidates having a constitutional majority, the two Houses proceeded a fifth time to the election of said Judge, the same gentlemen being in nomination- the votes stood thus- for Mr. Patton 41- Taylor 34.. Whereupon Mr. Speaker declared William B. Patton duly elected Judge of the county court of Monroe county.

Those who voted for Mr. Patton are

Mr. President, Coats, Hopkins, McCamy, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Barton, Camp, Coleman, Creagh, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Dinsmore, Farrar, Fluker, Gaines, McVay, McCord, Mead, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of Mon. Parham, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Ruffin, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Vining, Weissinger, White, Worthington- 41.

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Mr. Bibb, Casey, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, Powell, Shackleford, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Bagby, Baylor, Baxter, Byler, Cook, Dickinson, Edmondson, Exum, Fleming, Green, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, Moore of Mar. Morton, Oliver, Peyton, Pickett, Rather, Tapscot, Tindall, Watson- 34.

The two Houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for Autauga county, Eli Terry alone being in nomination- the votes stood thus- for Mr. Terry 68.  The Speaker thereupon declared Mr. Terry duly and constitutionally elected Judge of the county court for Autauga county.

Those who voted for Mr. Terry are- Mr. President, Casey, Coats, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, Hopkins, McCamy, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Barton, Baylor, Baxter, Byler, Coleman, Creagh, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Dickinson, Edmondson, Exum, Farrar, Fleming, Fluker, Gaines, Green, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, McVay, McCord, Mead, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of j. Moore of Mar, Moore of Mon, Morton, Oliver, Parham, Peyton, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Pickett, Rather, Ruffin, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Watson, Weissinger, Worthington- 68.

The two Houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court of Butler county, James Lane alone being in nomination, the votes stood thus:

For Mr. Lane, 64.

whereupon Mr. Speaker declared James Lane duly elected judge of the county court of Butler county. Those who voted for Mr. Lane, are

Mr. President, Bibb, Casey, Coats, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, McCamy, Moore, Metcalf, Murphy, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Bagby, Baylor, Baxter, Byler, Coleman, Cook, Creagh, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Dickinson, Edmondson, Exum, Farrar, Fluker, Gaines, Green, Hill, Jones, Lanier, McVay, McCord, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of mar. Moore of mon. Morton, Oliver, Parham, Peyton, Pickens of D. Pickens of G., Rather, Ruffin, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Watson, Weissinger, Worthington-61.

The two Houses then proceeded to the election of a judge of the county court for St. Clair county.  Samuel Boyd being in nomination, the votes stood thus: For Mr. Boyd, 71.

The Speaker thereupon declared Samuel Boyd duly elected judge of the county court for St. Clair county.  Those who voted for Mr. Boyd, are

Messrs. President, Bibb, Casey, Coats, Conner, Devereux, Hopkins, McCamy, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Baylor, Baxter, Byler, Camp, Coleman, Creagh, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Dickinson, Edmondson, Exum, Farrar, Fleming, Fluker, Gaines, Green, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, McVay, McCord, Mead, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J., Moore of Mar. Moore of Mo., Morton, Oliver, Parham, Peyton, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Pickett, Rather, Ruffin, Shackleford, Skinner, Shotwell, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Watson, Weissinger, Worthington- 71.

The two Houses then proceeded to the election of a judge of the county court of Clarke county.  Edward Kennedy alone being in nomination, the votes stood thus: For Mr. Kennedy 63.  Those who voted for Mr. Kennedy are,

Messrs. President, Bibb, Casey, Coats, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, McCamy, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Baxter, Byler, Camp, Coleman, Cook, Creagh, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Dickinson, Edmondson, Exum, Farrar, Fluker, Gaines, Green, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, McVay, McCord, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of Mar. Moore of Mon., Morton, Oliver,  Parham, Peyton, Pickens of G. Pickett, Rather, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Watson, Weissinger, Worthington- 63.

The Speaker thereupon declared Edward Kennedy duly elected judge of the county court for Clarke county.  The two Houses then proceeded to the election of a judge of the county court for Perry county.  George W. Brame alone being in nomination, the votes stood thus: For Mr. Brame, 60.  The Speaker thereupon declared George W. Brame duly elected judge of the county court for Perry county.  Those who voted for Mr. Brame, are


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Messrs. President, Bibb, Casey, Coats, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, McCamy, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Baxter, Byler, Coleman, Creagh, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Dickinson, Edmondson, Exum, Farrar, Fluker, Gaines, Green, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, McVay, McCord, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of Mar. Moore of Mon. Oliver, Peyton, Pickens of G. Pickett, Rather, Ruffin, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Watson, Weissinger, Worthington- 60.

The two Houses then proceeded to the election of a judge of the county court for Dallas county, James Saffold alone being in nomination, the votes stood thus: For Mr. Saffold, 62.  The speaker thereupon declared James Saffold duly elected judge of the court for Dallas county.

Those who voted for Mr. Saffold, are Messrs. President, Bibb, Casey, Coats, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, Hopkins, McCamy, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Powell, Smith, Sullivan,  Taggert, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Baxter, Byler, Coleman, Cook, Creagh, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Dickinson, Edmondson, Exum, Fluker, Gaines, Green, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, McVay, McCord, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J., Moore of Mar. Moore of Mon. Oliver, Parham, Peyton, Pickens of D. Pickens of G., Pickett, Rather, Ruffin, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Watson, Weissinger, Worthington- 62.

The two Houses then proceeded to the election of a judge of the county court for Jackson county.  Samuel B. Moore, and Lyman James being in nomination, the votes stood thus For Mr. Moore, 61; Mr. James 10.  The Speaker thereupon declared Samuel B. Moore duly elected judge of the county court for Jackson county.

Those who voted for Mr. Moore, are- Mr. Bibb, Casey, Coats, Conner, Crab, Devereux, McCamy, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Wood, Bagby, Baylor, Baxter, Byler, Coleman, Cook, Creagh, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Dickinson, Edmondson, Exum, Farrar, Fleming, Fluker, Gaines, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, McVay, McCord, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of mar. Moore of Mon. Oliver, Parham, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Pickett, Rather, Ruffin, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Weissinger, Worthington- 61.

Those who voted for Mr. James, are- Mr..President, Hopkins, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Barton, Camp, Green,Morton, Peyton, Watson- 10.

Mr. Morton moved the engrossed bill entitled an act the more effectually to protect the character of females, be spread upon the journals, which was accordingly granted;

Sec. 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened, that hereafter every charge of bestiality, incest, fornication, or adultery, made by any person of this state against any white female; shall be placed on the same footing as other charges of a criminal nature, for which an action will lie according to the rules and principles of common law, and that all and every white female or females for whom an action would lie, for the speaking of scandalous words, may have and maintain an action of slander for speaking of words containing a charge of the commission of the offences aforesaid, or any of them; subject to the like principles and regulations as are observed in other actions for slanderous words.

Sec. 2.  And be it further enacted, that should any female be charged with living in adultery, fornication of incest, or be charged with any individual or single act of adultery, fornication, bestiality or incest, that the person or persons so offending shall be answerable as pointed out in the first section of this act.

Sec. 3.  And be it further enacted, that thereafter, it shall be actionable to call any white female, being in this state, a whore, a harlot, or to use any words of and concerning such female, which imply a charge of unchaste or adulterous conduct. 

Sec. 4.  And be it further enacted, that hereafter it shall be actionable to charge any person being in this state, with incest or bestiality.

Sec. 5.  And be it further enacted, that hereafter it shall be actionable to charge any married man, being in this state, with the commission of adultery.

And then the House adjourned till tomorrow morning 9 o'clock.