Saturday, December 10, 1825.

Mr. Hallett presented the memorial of David Rust, B. J. Randall, and Tho. Murray in relation to the circuit and county courts of Mobile county, which was read and referred to the judiciary committee.

Mr. Martin of Frank. presented the record and proceedings of the


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circuit court of Franklin county, exercising chancery jurisdiction in the case of Wm. Gates vs. Susannah Gates for divorce, which was read and referred to the committee on divorce and alimony.

Mr. Mead, from the committee on divorce and alimony, to whom was referred the record and proceedings of the circuit court of Tuskaloosa county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, in the case of Nancy Gillespie vs. Andrew S. Gillespie for divorce, reported a bill to be entitled an act to divorce Nancy Gillespie from Andrew S. Gillespie-which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Vining, from the committee on county boundaries, to whom was referred a bill from the Senate to be entitled an act to alter the lines of Madison and Jackson counties, reported that they had amended the same by adding thereto an additional section in which report the House concurred.

Mr. Dellett, from the judiciary committee to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the administrators of John Bell, dec'd of Conecuh county, to convey certain real estate, reported the same without amendment:   in which report the House concurred.

Mr. Dellett, from the judiciary committee, to whom was referred a bill from the Senate, to be entitled an act to amend the act entitled an act for the limitation of actions and for avoiding vexatious law suits, passed Feb. 2, 1802, reported the same without amendment in which report the House concurred.

Mr. Dellett, from the judiciary committee, to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act to repeal in part and amend an act restricting officers from taking commissions on costs collected by them on executions, passed Dec. 31,1823, reported the same without amendment:   in which report the House concurred.

Mr. Dellet, from the judiciary committee to whom was referred a bill from the Senate, to be entitled an act to authorize sheriffs to serve notices, reported the same with an amendment:   in which report the House concurred.

The House took into consideration the report of the select committee to whom was referred so much of the governor's message, together with the accompanying documents, as relates to the dividing line between this state and the state of Georgia. Ordered, that the report together with the accompanying documents, be recommitted to the same committee. Ordered, that Mr. Thornton be added to the select committee to whom was referred so much of the governor's message, together with the accompanying documents, as relates to the dividing line between this state and the state of Georgia.

Mr. Mardis, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of Ed. King, T. T. Walker, Sally B. Stevens and E. W. Powell, reported a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Edmund King and others; which was read a first time and ordered to be read a 2d time

Message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon, their secretary:   Mr. Speaker the Senate have read three times and passed a bill which originated in the House of Representatives, entitled an act to alter the times of holding the county courts in the county of Morgan, and have amended the same by striking out the word third in the fifth line of the first section and inserting fourth:   in which amendment they desire your concurrence and then he withdrew. In which amendment the House concurred,


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Bills of the following titles, to wit:   An act to change the name of David Tuppence; An act to authorize Cesar Kennedy to erect a toll bridge; An act to provide for the registration of deeds, grants, &c.; An act authorizing the county court of Morgan county to make a certain allowance therein named; An act to change the name of and legitimate certain persons therein named; An act to change the name of and legitimate James Bum; An act supplementary to an act appointing agents to select a certain quarter section of land for the county of Shelby, and for other counties therein named, passed Dec. 15, 1824; An act to establish a permanent seat of justice in the county of Walker and for other purposes, were severally read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on Monday next.

Engrossed bill from the Senate to be entitled an act establishing and permanently locating the seat of government for the state of Alabama, pursuant to the 29th section of the 3d article of the constitution, was taken up and read a second time. Mr. Dellett moved that the said bill, with the accompanying documents, be referred to a select committee, which was decided in the negative- Yeas 30, nays 33.

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

Mr. Bailey of Mt.

Cook

Greening

Martin of La.

Pickens

       Barton of Mo.

Creagh

Hallett

McLemore

Saffold

       Bridges

Crenshaw

Jones

McNeill

Shotwell

       Benson

Davis

Lambert

Moore

Walthall

       Broadnax

Dellett

Mardis

Morton

Watson

       Coleman

Fitzpatrick

Martin of Fr.

Oliver

Weissinger- 30

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Coalter

Heard

Mead

Tindall

       Armbrister

Coe

Hickman

Neill

Vaughan

       Barton of Tus

Conner

Inge

Peyton

Vining

       Baylor

Coopwood

King

Sims

Warren

       Baxter

Dupuy

Lewis

Tate

White

       Brandon

Edmondson

Lyon

Thornton

Williams- 33

       Brown

Fluker

Martin of Li.

Ordered, That said bill, with the accompanying documents, be referred to a committee of the whole house on Monday next.

Bills of the following titles:   to wit- an act to establish a certain election precinct therein named; an act to establish an election precinct in the county therein named- were taken up, and severally referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Mead, Lyon and McLemore.

Engrossed bill from the Senate, to be entitled an act to repeal in part an act entitled, an act to establish certain counties therein named and for other purposes, passed December 17, 1821, and for other purposes, was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Engrossed memorial (from the Senate) of the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, was read a second time, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Greening, Davis and Morton.

On motion of Mr. Coopwood, Resolved That the military committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of revising, consolidating and reducing into one, all the militia and patrol laws of this state, with such amendments as they may think necessary; and


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also of furnishing each captain, and commissioned officer of higher rank, with a copy thereof.

Mr .Martin of L. offered the following resolution:   Resolved, That the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of passing a law authorizing the qualified voters in each battalion in the several regiments in this state, severally, to elect two, or some other suitable number of commissioners of roads and revenue; and the said commissioners be householders, residents in their respective batallions, and over the age of twenty-five years; and that said commissioners report by bill or otherwise; which was lost.

A bill to be entitled, an act to authorize Isaac Jordan to emancipate a certain slave therein named, was read a 2d time & laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Williams, Resolved, That the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of abolishing the office of county treasurer, and the propriety of the clerks of the several county courts to perform the duties of that officer:   with leave to report by bill or otherwise.

A bill to be entitled, an act giving further time to persons holding claims against the respective counties of this state to file the same, was read a second time, and referred to the judiciary committee.

Ordered, That Messrs. Davis and Neill be added to the committee on divorce and alimony.

On motion of Mr. Greening, Resolved, That the committee on roads bridges and ferries be instructed to inquire into the expediency of opening a public road from the bridge over Sturtevant's creek, in the county of Butler, to Black's Bluff, in the county of Wilcox.

Mr. Greening presented the petition of Richard Warren, praying the passage of a law for opening a road, which was read, and referred to the committee on roads, bridges and ferries.

Ordered, That Mr. Warren be added to the select committee to whom is referred sundry bills on the subject of establishing sundry election precincts. The House adjourned till Monday 10 o'clock, A. M.