Saturday, December 3, 1825.

Mr. Lyon presented the account of Jesse Grimes, which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Hallett presented the petition of George F. Loller, praying the passage of a law allowing him pay as counsel, which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Armbrister presented the account of John Hill, sheriff of  Decatur county, which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

On motion of Mr. Davis, Resolved that the joint committee appointed from both Houses of this Legislature, to memorialize the Congress of the United States, relative to the lands owned and occupied by citizens of this state, which has not been paid out of the office, be instructed to embrace in said memorial the public lands now belonging to the United States, within the limits of this state.


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Mr. Dellet, from the judiciary committee to whom was referred a resolution directing them to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for an extra term of the circuit court of Mobile and Baldwin counties, reported a bill to be entitled, an act to provide for an extra term of the circuit court in Mobile and Baldwin counties; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Dellett, from the judiciary committee to whom was referred a resolution, directing them to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the circuit court, to dismiss from office justices of the peace and constables, who may be convicted by a jury of malpractices or gross negligence in office, reported that it is not expedient to pass the law contemplated by the resolution; 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 an act, entitled an act the more effectually to ensure the testimony of absent witnesses by interrogatories, reported the bill to this House without amendment, in which report the House concurred.

Mr. Dellett from the judiciary committee to whom was referred, a bill to emancipate certain slaves therein named reported the bill with an amendment by way of preamble, in which spent the House concurred.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lyon, their secretary, Mr. Speaker:   The Senate have read three times and passed bills which originated in the House, entitled, An act to authorize Joseph Price to erect a mill dam across the Mulberry Fork of Tuskaloosa river; and An act for the emancipation of a negro man slave named Peter, in 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 for the relief of the principal pilots of Mobile Bay; and then he withdrew.

Mr. Dellet from the judiciary committee to whom was referred a resolution directing them to inquire into the expediency of repealing so much of the law, passed on the 18th Dec. 1812, entitled an act concenring the assignment of bonds, notes, &c. and for other purposes, as reads in the following words, ' as in cases of inland bills of exchange,' reported that the repeal of the words contemplated by the resolution is inexpedient. In which report the House concurred.

Mr. Dellett from the judiciary committee to whom was referred a resolution directing them to inquire into the expediency of revising, amending and reducing into one, the several acts now in force in relation to the office, powers and duties of justices of the peace and constables, reported that it is inexpedient to pass the law contemplated by the resolution. In which report the House concurred.

Mr. Dellett from the judiciary committee to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Leasa Lewis, reported the same without amendment. In which report the House concurred.

Mr. Tate, from the committee on inland navigation, to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act declaring Paint Rock river a public highway, reported in lieu thereof a bill to be entitled an act declaring Paint Rock river of Jackson county a public highway; which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Fitzpatrick, from the committee on propositions and grievances to whom was referred the petition of Matt. Armstrong, praying that


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the name of Washington Garrison should be changed to that of Washington Armstrong, and that said Washington should be legitimated, reported that they deem it inexpedient to grant the prayer of the petitioner. In which report the House concurred.

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

Mr. Dellett presented the memorial of John Scott, which was read and laid on the table.

Mr. Martin of L.  presented the account of David Hubbard, which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Watson obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to amend an act to establish a certain county therein named, and for other purposes, passed 22d December, 1824, which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Coopwood, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of the administrators of James Havens, dec'd, reported a bill to be entitled an act to authorize certain persons therein mentioned to sell and transfer land certificates; which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

Engrossed bills from the Senate of the following titles, to wit:   An act to authorize Joseph Price to erect a mill dam across the Mulberry Fork of the Tuscaloosa river; An act for the emancipation of a negro man slave named Peter, were severally read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

The Speaker laid before the House a report of the Comptroller,- which was read and referred to the committee on ways and means to consider and report thereon.

The House again resumed the consideration of the report of the select committee to whom was referred so much of the Governor's message as relates to the permanent location of the seat of government. Mr.  Coopwood moved that the resolution No. 2, reported by said committee, which is as follows, "Resolved that it is expedient that the permanent seat of government be located within _____ miles from the statehouse in the town of Cahawba," be postponed till the first day of June next; which was carried. Mr. Coalter moved that resolution No. 3, reported by said committee, which is as follows, "Resolved that commissioners be appointed for the purpose of examining and reporting to this House a proper place to locate the seat of government of the state of Alabama, and that this examination be confined within ______ miles of the town of Cahawba," be postponed till the first day of June next.

The House adjourned till Monday morning 10 o'clock.