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Friday, December 3, 1824.

 A message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon, their Secretary. Mr. Speaker: The Senate concur in the amendments made by your honorable body, to the bill entitled an act regulating proceedings on penal bonds; they have read three times and passed a bill, which originated in their House, entitled an act to divide the 32d regiment of the militia of this state; and, a resolution providing for the further distribution of the statute laws of the state of Alabama. They have also read three times and passed bills originating in your House, entitled an act divorcing Abraham Beadle from Letitita Beadle: and, an act to incorporate a volunteer infantry corps in the city of Mobile, to be styled The Mobile Republican Greens; and have amended the same, by striking out the second section thereof, and by adding thereto, two additional sections in which they desire your concurrence. And then he withdrew.

Mr. Miller presented the petition of the president and directors of the Indian Creek navigation company; which was referred to the committee on inland navigation:

Mr. Pickens of D.  presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Dallas county, praying an amendment of the law respecting tax collectors,&c.; which was read and referred to the committee of propositions and grievances.

Mr. Vining from the committee on roads, bridges and ferries, to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act concerning roads, highways, bridges and ferries in the county of Mobile, reported the same without amendment, in which the house concurred; read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

Mr. Abercrombie from the special committee, to which was referred the bill, to be entitled an act vesting in the judges of the county court, and the commissioners of roads and revenue, the power of altering any state road, that may run through their respective counties, reported as a substituted for the one referred to them, a bill to be entitled an act, vesting in the judges of the county court, and the commissioners of roads, and revenue, the power of altering any state road, that may run through their respective counties; which was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

Mr. White from the special committee to which was referred a bill to be entitled, an act concerning prisons and prisoners, reported said bill with amendments, in which the House concurred. Said bill was read a 2d time, and ordered to be engrossed for a 3d reading tomorrow.

Mr. Perkins obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act to provide for compensating the electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, which was read a first time, and the rule which requires that bills be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was read a second time forthwith: Ordered, that said bill be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

Engrossed Resolution  providing for the further distribution of the statute laws of the state of Alabama, was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time tomorrow.

A message from his excellency the Governor by James I. Thornton secretary of state: Mr. Speaker I am instructed by the Governor to inform you that he did on this day approve and sign, An act to emanci-


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pate certain persons therein named; An act to alter the time of holding the county courts of Lawrence and Jackson counties; and then he withdrew.

Mr. White obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled, an act requiring bills of sale, deeds of gift &c. in certain cases to be recorded which was read a first time, & ordered to be read a 2d time tomorrow.

Mr. Shackleford obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to exempt the citizens of the town of Marion in Perry county, from working on roads beyond the limits of said town and for other purposes, which was read a 1st time, and ordered to be read a 2d time tomorrow.

Mr. Pickens of G. presented the petition of Thomas B. Childress, praying compensation for laying out the state road between Tuscaloosa and Claiborne, which was read and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

Engrossed bill to be entitled an act to divide the 32d Regiment of the militia of this state, was read a 1st time, and ordered to be read a 2d time tomorrow.

A bill to be entitled, an act to change the mode of appointing assessors and tax collectors, was read a 2d time. Mr. Martin moved that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed, which was lost - Yeas 25- Nays 27.

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

Mr. Barton

Dickinson

Fluker

Mead

Pickens of G.

      Baylor

Edmondson

Green

Merriwether

Pickett

      Creagh

Exum

Hill

Moore of Mo.

Ruffin

      Crenshaw

Farrar

Mardis

Perkins

Skinner

      Dale

Fleming

Martin

Pickens of D.

Weissinger- 25.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Cook

McVay

Parham

Vining

      Abercrombie

Cunningham

Metcalf

Peyton

Watson

      Baxter

Dinsmore

Miller

Rather

Worthington-27

      Byler

Gaines

Moore of J.

Shackleford

      Camp

Jones

Moore of Ma.

Shotwell

      Coleman

Lanier

Oliver

Tapscot

Ordered, that said bill be referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Mead, Rather and Gaines.

Engrossed bills of the following titles, to wit: An act authorizing and empowering the school commissioners of the sixteenth section, fourth township, and seventh range in the district of lands sold at Huntsville, to lease a small part thereof, for the purpose of having a mill erected thereon; An act to authorise the representatives of Malachi Gould, deceased, to sell certain real estate, and for other purposes; and An act to alter the place of selling lands and negroes by the sheriff of Bibb county, in certain cases; were severally read a third time and passed. Ordered, that the titles be as aforesaid. Ordered, that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Barton, Ordered, that the House disagree to the amendment made by the Senate to the bill entitled, an act to incorporate a volunteer infantry corps in the city of Mobile, to be styled the Mobile Republican Greens, by striking out the second section thereof. Ordered, that the House concur in the amendment made by the Senate to said bill, by adding thereto two additional sections.  Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.


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Mr. Abercrombie presented the petition of a company of light infantry in the county of Montgomery praying to be incorporated which was read and ordered to be referred to the military committee; to consider and report thereon. And then the House adjourned till 3 o'clock this evening.

Evening Session- A bill to be entitled an act to establish a county therein named, and for other purposes, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Lanier called up the bill to be entitled, an act to amend the laws now in force in this state, for the punishment of the crime of horse stealing. The bill was then read the third time and rejected. Yeas 23, Nays 33.

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

Mr. Speaker

Dinsmore

Martin

Moore of Ma.

Shotwell

      Abercrombie

Farrar

McVay

Parham

Skinner

      Baxter

Fleming

Metcalf

Pickens of D.

Vining

      Coleman

Green

Miller

Pickett

Watson- 23.

      Cunningham

Lanier

Moore of J.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Barton

Dale

Jones

Oliver

Tapscot

      Baylor

Dickenson

Mardis

Perkins

Tindall

      Byler

Edmondson

McCord

Peyton

Weissinger

      Camp

Exum

Mead

Pickens of G.

Worthington

      Cook

Fluker

Merriwether

Rather

White- 33.

      Creagh

Gaines

Moore of Mo.

Ruffin

      Crenshaw

Hill

Morton

Shackleford

So the bill was rejected.

Mr. Moore of Mon., presented the petition of Norborne F. Chandler, tax collector of Monroe county, for the year 1823, praying to be allowed the amount of bailiff's tickets, which were received by him in payment of taxes; which was ordered to be referred to the committee of ways and means, to consider and report thereon.

A bill to be entitled an act, more effectually to secure the holding the elections of sheriff and for other purposes, was read the second time and ordered to be referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Mardis, Mead & Merriwether, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Mardis from the select committee, to which was referred the petition of Green McElroy, reported that said committee have had the same under consideration, and ask leave to be discharged from the further consideration thereof, there being a bill now in progress before the House, embracing the object of the petition, which was agreed to.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorise Armstrong Mitchell, executor, and Elizabeth Averett, executrix of Benjamin Averett, deceased, to transfer certain real estate; and, an act to incorporate the Minette bridge company, were severally read the second time. Ordered, that said bills be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to alter and establish the boundary lines between certain counties therein named; was read the second time. and ordered to be recommitted to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Watson, Exum and Abercrombie, to consider and report thereon.

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