Monday, December 12, 1825.

The Speaker laid before the House the record and proceedings of the circuit court of Madison county exercising chancery jurisdiction in the case of Deborah Dixon against Samuel Dixon, for divorce also the record and proceedings of the said court in the case of Elizabeth Galloway by her next friend John McLenden, for divorce,- which were severally read & referred to the committee on divorce and alimony.

Mr. Fluker presented the accounts of Benjamin Barton, sheriff of Marengo county, which was read, and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Thornton presented the accounts of Robert Carrothers, jailor of Madison county, which were severally read and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Fitzpatrick presented the account of Wm. Huit, sheriff of Covington Co. which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Hallett presented the petition and counter petition of sundry inhabitants of the city and county of Mobile, in relation to the county courts of said county, which was read and referred to the judiciary committee.

Mr. Hallett presented the account of Dr. S. Mordecai, which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.


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Mr. Mead, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Blount county, reported a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Wm. McDonald, which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Broadnax presented the memorial of Jesse C. Davis, which was read and referred to a committee of the whole House; to which was on Saturday last referred a bill from the Senate to be entitled, an act establishing and permanently locating the seat of government of the State of Alabama, pursuant to the 29th section of the 3d article of the constitution.

Mr. Brandon obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to establish an office of discount and deposit of the bank of the state of Alabama, which was read a first time. Mr. Brandon then moved that the rule which requires bills to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that this bill be read a second time forthwith; and the question being put, "Shall this bill be read a second time forthwith," it was decided in the affirmative- Yeas 40, nays 19.

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

Mr. Armbrister

Davis

Lambert

McNeill

Tindall

       Bailey of Mt.

Dellett

Lewis

Oliver

Vaughan

       Baylor

Dupuy

Lyon

Peyton

Vining

       Baxter

Edmondson

Mardis

Pickens

Walthall

       Benson

Greening

Martin of Li.

Saffold

Warren

       Brandon

Hallett

Martin of La.

Shotwell

Watson

       Brown

Heard

Martin of Fr.

Sims

Weissinger

       Crenshaw

Inge

Mead

Thornton

Williams - 40

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Broadnax

Conner

Hickman

Neill

       Barton of Mo.

Coalter

Coopwood

Jones

Tate

       Barton of Tus.

Coe

Creagh

McLemore

White- 19

       Bridges

Coleman

Fluker

Moore

Mr. Martin, of Fr. presented the petition of sundry citizens, which was read and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Martin of Fr. Hickman, Thornton, and Lyon.

The House, according to order, resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill from the Senate to be entitled, an act establishing and permanently locating the seat of government of the state of Alabama, pursuant to the 29th section of the 3d article of the Constitution -  Mr. Vining in the chair -  And after some time spent in the consideration thereof, the committee rose, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Vining reported that the committee of the whole house had directed him to report the bill without amendment. Mr. Vining then moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of said bill; which was carried.

Mr. Dellett moved to strike out al of the bill after the enacting clause, with a view of inserting the following:   "Be it enacted, That commissioner be elected by joint vote of both houses of the General Assembly, who are hereby authorized to locate the seat of government of the state of Alabama within the county of Autauga, upon the north-west quarter of section 33, township 17, range 14. A division of the question being called for, the vote was taken for striking out, and decided in the negative- Yeas 31, nays 32.

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

Mr. Speaker

Barton of Mo.

Brandon

Broadnax

Cook         Creagh

       Bailey of Mt.

Benson

Bridges

Coleman

Crenshaw

 


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Davis

Hallett

Martin of Fr.

Moore

Shotwell

Dellett

Jones

Martin of La.

Oliver

Walthall

Fitzpatrick

Lambert

McLemore

Pickens

Watson

Greening

Mardis

McNeill

Saffold

Weissinger- 31

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Armbrister

Conner

Hickman

Morton

Tindall

      Barton of Tus

Coopwood

Inge

King

Neill

Vaughan

      Baylor

Dupuy

Lewis

Peyton

Vining

      Baxter

Edmondson

Lyon

Sims

Warren

      Brown

Fluker

Martin of Li.

Tate

White

      Coalter

Coe

Heard

Mead

Thornton

Williams- 32

The House adjourned till 3 o'clock this evening.  

           Evening Session, 3 o'clock.

Mr. Martin of Lime gave notice that on tomorrow he would move the House that so much of the rule No 24, as requires on the call of the House one hour's delay, be striken out, and in lieu thereof insert fifteen minutes.

The House again resumed the consideration of a bill from the Senate to be entitled an act establishing a permanently locating the seat of government for the state of Alabama, pursuant to the 29th section of the 3d article of the constitution. Mr. Kelly moved to amend the 2d section of said bill by inserting after the word TUSCALOOSA, for the purposes aforesaid, which was decided in the negative- yeas 20- nays 42.

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

Mr. Speaker

Broadnax

Lambert

McLemore

Saffold

       Bailey of M.

Coleman

Mardis

McNeill

Shotwell

       Brandon

Cook

Martin of F.

Oliver

Weissinger

       Bridges

Greening

Martin of La.

Pickens

Watson- 20

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Armbrister

Conner

Fitzpatrick

Lyon

Thornton

      Barton of T.

Coopwood

Fluker

Martin of Li.

Tindall

      Barton of Mo.

Creagh

Heard

Mead

Vaughan

      Baylor

Crenshaw

Hallett

Morton

Vining

      Baxter

Davis

Hickman

Neill

Walthall

      Benson

Dellett

Inge

Baylor

Warren

      Brown

Dupuy

Jones,

King

Sims

White

      Coalter

Coe

Edmondson

Lewis

Tate

Williams- 42.

Mr. Dellett moved to strike out the 2d section in said bill, which was decided in the negative- yeas 28- nays 35.

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

Mr. Bailey of Mt.

Cook

Hallett

McLemore

Shotwell

      Barton of Mo.

Creagh

Jones

McNeill

Walthall

      Benson

Crenshaw

Lambert

Moore

Watson

      Bridges

Dellett

Mardis

Oliver

Weissinger- 28

      Broadnax

Fitzpatrick

Martin of Fra.

Pickens

      Coleman

Greening

Martin of Lau.

Saffold

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Coalter

Fluker

Martin of Lim.

 Thornton

       Armbrister

Coe

Heard

Mead

 Tindall

       Barton of Tus.

Conner

Hickman

Morton

Vaughan

       Baylor

Coopwood

Inge

Neill

Vining

       Baxter

Davis

King

Peyton

Warren

       Brandon

Dupuy

Lewis

Sims

White

       Brown

Edmondson

Lyon

Tate

Williams- 15

Mr. Martin of Lau. moved that the House do now adjourn till 10 o'clock to-morrow which was decided in the negative- yeas 29- nays 34.

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

Mr. Speaker

Bridges

Creagh  

Cook

Dellett

Jones

       Benson

Broadnax

Coopwood

Fitzpatrick

Lewis

       Brandon

Coleman

Crenshaw

Greening

Mardis

 


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       Martin of Fra.

McNeill

Pickens

Walthall

White

       Martin of Lim.

Moore

Saffold

Watson

       McLemore

Oliver

Shotwell

Weissinger

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Armbrister

Coalter

Heard

Martin of Lim.

Thornton

       Bailey

Coe

Hallett

Mead

Tindall

       Barton of Mo.

Conner

Hickman

Morton

Vaughan

       Barton of Tus.

Davis

Inge

Neill

Vining

       Baylor

Dupuy

King

Peyton

Warren

       Baxter

Edmondson

Lambert

Sims

Williams- 34

       Brown

Fluker

Lyon

Tate

Mr. Moore then moved that the House adjourn till half past 9 o'clock to-morrow morning, which was decided in the negative- yeas 24- nays 38.

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

Mr. Benson

Coopwood

Greening

Moore

Walthall

       Bridges

Creagh

Jones

Oliver

Watson

       Broadnax

Crenshaw

Lewis

Pickens

Weissinger

       Coleman

Davis

McLemore

Saffold

White- 24.

       Cook

Fitzpatrick

McNeill

Shotwell

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Brandon

Hallett

Martin of Fr.

Sims           Tate

       Ambrister

Brown

Heard

Martin of La.

Thornton

       Bailey of Mt.

Coalter        Coe

Hickman

Martin of Li.

Tindall

       Barton of Mo.

Conner

Inge King

Mead

Vaughan

       Barton of Tus.

Dupuy

Lambert

Morton

Vining

       Baylor

Edmondson

Lyon

Neill

Warren

       Baxter

Fluker

Mardis

Peyton

Williams- 38

The question was then put, shall the bill from the Senate entitled an act establishing and permanently locating the seat of government of the state of Alabama, pursuant to the 29th section of the 3d article of the constitution, be read a third time on to-morrow? which was decided in the affirmative- Yeas 37, nays 26.

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

Mr. Speaker

Coalter       Coe

Heard

Martin of Li.

Thornton

       Armbrister

Conner

Hickman

Mead

Tindall

       Barton of T.

Coopwood

Inge   King

Morton

Vaughan

       Baylor

Davis

Lewis

Neill

Vining

       Baxter

Dupuy

Lyon

Peyton

Warren

       Brandon

Edmondson

Martin of F.

Sims

White

       Brown

Fluker

Martin of La.

Tate

Williams- 37.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Bailey of Mt.

Coleman

Greening

McLemore

Saffold

       Barton of Mo.

Cook

Creagh      Hallett

McNeill

Shotwell

       Benson

Crenshaw

Jones

Moore

Walthall

       Bridges

Dellett

Lambert

Oliver

Watson

       Broadnax

Fitzpatrick

Mardis

Pickens

Weissinger 26

Mr. Brown moved that this House adjourn till to-morrow morning 10 o'clock, which was decided in the affirmative- Yeas 42, nays 17.

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

Mr. Speaker

Brandon

Edmondson

Lyon

Thornton

       Armbrister

Broadnax

Fitzpatrick

Martin of Li.

Tindall

       Bailey of Mt.

Brown

Fluker

Martin of La.

Vaughan

       Barton of Mo.

Coalter

Coe

Hallett

Mead

Vining

       Barton of Tus.

Conner

Heard

McLemore

Walthall

       Baylor

Coopwood

Inge

King

Peyton

Warren

       Baxter

Dellett

Lambert

Saffold

White

       Benson

Dupuy

Lewis

Sims

Williams- 42

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Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Coleman

Davis

Jones

Moore

Neill

   Tate

      Cook

Creagh

Greening

Mardis

Pickens

   Watson

      Crenshaw

Hickman

Martin of Fr.

Shotwell

   Weissinger- 17

The House adjourned till to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.