Tuesday, December 13, 1825.

Mr. Warren presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Greene county, praying the passage of a law which will restrain the Indians from coming amongst them, and to prohibit the citizens from hiring them, which was read and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

Mr. Cook presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Wilcox county, praying the passage of a law to annex two townships and a quarter lying on the east side of Wilcox county, to Butler county which was read, and referred to the committee on county boundaries.

Mr. Cook presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Butler county, praying the passage of a law to annex two townships and a quarter lying on the east side of Wilcox county, to Butler county which was read, and referred to the committee on county boundaries.

Mr. Cook presented the account of the jailor of Butler county which was read, and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Coopwood presented the petition of Henry Gragg, Willis Ireland and John Weir, praying the passage of law exempting them from patrol duty; which was read, and referred to the military committee.

Mr. Lyon obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the appointment of an overseer in the towns of St. Stephens, Rodney and Franklin; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Thornton obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to authorize judges of the supreme court to appoint a temporary clerk, was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time and the rule requiring bills to be read three several days being dispensed with, by four-fifths of the members voting in the affirmative, it was read a second time forthwith, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading today.

Mr. Barton of Mob. obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act for the better securing the payment of rents, and to regulate the practice of suing out writs of replevin within the corporate limits of the city of Mobile; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Morton from the select committee to whom was referred the engrossed memorial (from the Senate) of the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, to the Congress of the U. States, reported the same without amendment; in which report the House concurred.

Mr. Lambert obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to provide for the appointment of a public weigher for the town of Blakeley; which was read a 1st time, and ordered to be read a 2d time.

Mr. Coe obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to amend an act concerning executors, and sales by sheriffs, and for other purposes, passed 20th December, 1820; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.


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Mr. Mardis obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act to alter the time of holding the county court of the county of Shelby; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time. And the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, four-fifths of the members voting in the affirmative; it was read a second time forthwith, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-day.

Mr. Coalter obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to restrain the taking excessive usury; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

Engrossed bill to be entitled, an act to authorize the Judges of the supreme court to appoint a temporary clerk, was read a 3d time and passed. Ordered, That the title be as aforesaid. Ordered, That the title be changed from that of a bill to that of an act. Ordered, That the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

The Speaker laid before the House the record and proceedings of the circuit court of Madison county, exercising chancery jurisdiction in the case of Neoma Pond vs. Stephen Pond for divorce, which was read and referred to the committee on divorce and alimony.

The Speaker laid before the House the petition of John Snoddy, praying the passage of a law to emancipate a certain slave therein named,  which was read and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Vining, Heard and Peyton.

Mr. Coalter from the committee on schools, colleges and universities and school and university lands, to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Jackson county, reported a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of the inhabitants of the first township, range 7, east of the basis meridian of Huntsville, was read the first time and ordered to be read a second time.

Engrossed 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, was read a third time, and the question being put, shall this bill pass? it was decided in the affirmative- Yeas 38, nays 26.

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

Mr. Speaker

Coalter

Heard

Martin of Fr.

Tindall

       Armbrister

Coe

Hickman

Mead

Vaughan

       Bailey of L.

Conner

Inge

Morton

Vining

       Barton of Tus

Coopwood

King

Neill

Warren

       Baylor

Davis

Lewis

Peyton

White

       Baxter

Dupuy

Lyon

Sims

Williams- 38

       Brandon

Edmondson

Martin of Li.

Tate

       Brown

Fluker

Martin of La

Thornton

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

Weissinger

      Broadnax

Fitzpatrick

Mardis

Pickens

Watson- 26

Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid. Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon, their secretary:   Mr. Speaker the Senate have read three several times and passed a bill which ori-


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ginated in your House, entitled an act to authorize the judges of the supreme court to appoint a temporary clerk; and then he withdrew.

Mr. Heard, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that he had examined and found correctly enrolled a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the judges of the supreme court to appoint a temporary clerk.

Engrossed bill to be entitled an act to change the time of holding the county courts in the county of Shelby, was read a third time and passed. Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid. Ordered, that the title be changed from that of a bill to that of an act. Ordered, that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.