Thursday, December 15, 1825.

Mr. Brandon presented the memorial of Nelson Robinson and his associates, praying the passage of a law authorizing them to canal the Muscle shoals in Tennessee river; which was read and referred to the committee on inland navigation.

Mr. Thornton presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Madison county, praying the passage of a law granting them the exclusive privilege of piloting boats over the Muscle Shoals on the Tennessee river; which was read and referred to the committee on inland navigation.

Mr. Davis presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Franklin county, praying the passage of a law authorizing the erection of an academy at the village of La Grange in the county of Franklin; which was read and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Davis, Coalter and Edmondson.

Mr. Creagh presented the petition of John Hanes, late adjutant general which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Creagh presented the account of the sheriff of Clarke county; which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Greening, from the military committee, to whom was referred the petition of sundry persons of Wilcox county, praying that the said county may be divided into two regiments, reported that the prayer of the petitioners is unreasonable and ought not to be granted; in which report the House concurred.

Mr. Mead, from the select committee, to whom was referred sundry bills on the subject of establishing different election precincts reported the same with sundry amendments; in which report the House concurred.


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Mr. Moore from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition of Ben. Lock, reported a bill to be entitled an act, authorizing Ben. Lock to emancipate a certain slave therein named; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Vining, Resolved, that the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing the 21st section of an act regulating judicial proceedings in certain cases, and for other purposes, passed Dec. 18th, 1811; which enacts that no executor or administrator shall be liable out of their individual estate for not pleading, mis-pleading, or false pleading, in or to any action whatever which may be brought against them on suit.

Mr. Martin of La. presented the account of Henry Gerrard; which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

On motion of Mr. Barton of Tusk., Resolved that the committee of ways and means be instructed to inquire into the expediency of adopting some effectual mode for the recovery of all property heretofore escheated to the state, and of all other property or debts to which the state is entitled, with leave to report by bill or otherwise.

Engrossed bills of the following titles, to wit:   An act to change the name of the legitimate James Bum; An act to change the name of David Tuppence; An act authorizing the county court of Morgan county to make a certain allowance therein mentioned; An act to establish the permanent seat of justice in the county of Walker, and for other purposes; An act supplementary to an act appointing agents to select a quarter section of land for the county of Shelby and other counties therein named, passed Dec. 15, 1824; and An act to change the name of the legitimate persons therein named were severally read a 3d time and passed. Ordered, that the titles be changed from that of bills to that of acts. Ordered, that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Barton of T. Resolved that the jud. committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of requiring notice to be given to the opposite party in all cases removed from justices' courts by certiorari recordori facias & appeal with leave to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Morton from the committee on county boundaries to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Wilcox and Butler counties, reported that the prayer of the petitions ought not to be granted, as the county of Wilcox would be reduced below its constitutional limits, in which report the House concurred.

Mr. Martin of Laud. presented the account of Abner Roe; which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

Engrossed bill to be entitled an act providing for the registration of deeds, grants &c. Mr. Creagh moved to amend said bill by way of engrossed rider, which was carried. Mr. King moved to fill the blank where it occurs in the third line of the 2d section with the word five; which was decided in the negative- Yeas 22, nays 33.

The yeas and nays being called for those who voted in the affirmative, are Mr. Bailey of Mont., Broadnax, Brown, Coleman, Dupuy, Fitzpatrick, Fluker, Inge, King, Lambert, Mardis, Mead, McLemore, Neill, Tindall, Vaughan, Vining, Warren, Watson, Weissinger, White, Williams - 22.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Mr. Speaker, Armbrister, Barton of Mobile, Baylor, Baxter, Benson, Brandon, Bridges, Coalter, Coe, Cook, Conner,


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Coopwood, Creagh, Crenshaw, Davis, Dellett, Edmondson, Greening, Hallett, Heard, Hickman, Jones, Lewis, Martin of Fr., Martin of L., Moore, Morton, Peyton, Pickens, Saffold, Tate, Walthall- 33.

Mr. King moved to amend the bill by way of engrossed rider; Mr. Coalter moved to amend by way of engrossed rider, which was carried. Mr. Martin of Lime. moved to amend said bill by way of engrossed rider. Ordered, that said bill lie on the table.

Engrossed bill to be entitled an act the more effectually to prevent trading with slaves was read a 3d time; Mr. Morton moved to amend the same by way of engrossed rider; "Provided that the purchase of brooms, horse-collars made of shucks or bark, bread-trays, cotton baskets, foot and bed-mats shall not be considered a violation of this act, which was carried.

Mr. Coopwood moved to amend the amendment, by inserting the following after the word mats, or any other article that is common for negroes to make, which was determined in the negative- yeas 1, nays 56. The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mr. Coopwood 1.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Brown

Fluker

Martin of La.

Tate

       Armbrister

Coalter

Greening

Martin of Li.

Thornton

       Bailey of Mt.

Coe

Hallett

Mead

Tindall

       Barton of Mo.

Coleman

Heard

McLemore

Vaughan

       Barton of Tus

Cook

Hickman

Moore

Vining

       Baylor

Conner

Inge

Jones

Morton

Walthall

       Baxter

Creagh

King

Neill

Warren

       Benson

Davis

Lambert

Peyton

Watson

       Brandon

Dellett

Lewis

Pickens

Weissinger

       Bridges

Dupuy

Lyon

Saffold

White

       Broadnax

Edmondson

Mardis

Sims

Williams- 56.

Mr. McLemore moved to amend the same by way of engrossed rider- strike out the words made of corn shucks and bark, which was lost. The question was put, shall this bill pass, and determined in the affirmative. 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.

Ordered that Mr. Broadnax have leave of absence till Monday next.

Engrossed resolution memorializing the Congress of the United States, was read a 3d time and recommitted to a select committee to whom was referred a message of his excellency the Governor with the accompanying documents.

A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Wm. McDonald, was read a 2d time - Mr. Mead moved the following amendment, at the end of the first section; "Provided that he be bound to observe the existing laws on all other days ;" which was carried, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Lambert obtained leave to introduce a joint resolution, memorializing the Congress of the United States, which was read a first time and ordered to be read a 2d time.

Engrossed bill to be entitled an act to authorize Caesar Kennedy to erect a toll bridge, was read a 3d time and passed.  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.

A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the appointment of an overseer for the towns of St. Stephens, Rodney and Franklin was read a 2d time and ordered to be engrossed for a 3d reading.

The House adjourned till 3 o'clock this evening.

Evening Session, 3 o'clock Mr. Fitzpatrick from the committee on propositions and grievances, to whom was referred the petition of Robert Irwin and Pelatiah Whitehurst, reported a bill to be entitled an

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act to authorize the county courts of Henry and Dale counties to levy a tax on said counties for certain purposes therein mentioned, which was read a first time and ordered to be read a 2d time.

A bill to be entitled an act to compensate county court clerks, for paying printer's fees for publishing the appraisement of certain strays, was read a 2d time; Mr. Vining moved to amend the same by adding thereto two additional sections, which was carried, and ordered to be engrossed for a 3d reading.

Mr. Morton moved that the House reconsider a vote taken in concurring with the report of the committee on county boundaries, to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Wilcox and Butler counties,  which was carried. Ordered, that said report lie on the table.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lyon, their Secretary:   Mr. Speaker, The Senate have read three times and passed bills which originated in their House of the following titles, to wit:   An act to provide against unnecessary detention of grand juries, and for other purposes; An act the better to organize the militia of Covington and Dale; An act to incorporate the trustees of Moulton academy; An act to repeal in part an act, entitled an act for the punishment of crimes and misdemeanors; An act to alter and amend the several laws now in force in this state, to suppress the evil practice of duelling; An act to provide for reviving actions of trespass; An act to authorize the court to require security for costs; An act to repeal an act, entitled an act respecting bail in civil cases; in all of which they desire your concurrence. They have also read three times and passed a bill which originated in the House of Representatives, entitled an act to change the time of holding the county courts in the county of Shelby; and then he withdrew.

A bill, to be entitled an act to establish a permanent seat of justice for the county of Jackson, and for other purposes, was read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

Engrossed 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, 1902, was taken up and referred to a committee of the whole House on to-morrow.

A bill, to be entitled an act to alter the mode of appointing assessors and tax collectors; was read a second time and laid on the table.

Engrossed bills from the Senate of the following titles, to wit:   An act to alter and amend the several laws now in force in the state to suppress the evil practice of duelling; An act to repeal an act, entitled an act respecting bail in civil cases; An act to provide against an unnecessary detention of grand juries, and for other purposes; an act to authorize the courts to require security for costs; An act to provide for reviving actions of trespass; An act to repeal in part an act, entitled an act for the punishment of crimes and misdemeanors; An act to incorporate the trustees of Moulton academy; An act the better to organize the militia of the counties of Covington and Dale; which were severally read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

A bill, to be entitled an act to provide for an extra term of the circuit court in Mobile and Baldwin counties; was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Barton of M. presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the city and county of Mobile, praying the passage of a law extending the time for collecting taxes in said county; which was read and referred to the committee on ways and means.

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