Friday, December 9, 1825

Mr. Vaughan, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of  E. B. Musgrove, reported a bill to be entitled an act to compensate county court clerks for paying printer's fees for publishing the appraisement of certain strays, which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

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 Wm. Bryant vs. Rhody Bryant, for divorce, reported a bill to be entitled an act to divorce Wm. Bryant from Rhody Bryant, which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon their Secretary: 

Mr. Speaker- The Senate concur in the resolution of your honourable body appointing a committee on your part to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate to examine the books and accounts relating to the offices of the comptroller of public accounts, and to the treasury department of this state. They have appointed a committee on their part to consist of Messrs. Crawford, Jackson of Laud. and Bagby. They have read three times and passed, bills which originated in their House, entitled an act to provide a speedy remedy against the obligors in injunction bonds; an act declaring Big Loss creek a public highway:   in which they desire your concurrence. They have also read three times and passed, a bill which originated in your House, entitled an act for improving the navigation of the port and harbour of Mobile.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize Caesar Kennedy to erect a toll bridge, which was read a second time, and laid on the table.

Mr. Warren obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act authorizing merchants, physicians, shop-keepers, mechanics, and others to prove their own accounts, was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

Engrossed bills form the Senate of the following titles:   to wit- an act declaring Big Loss creek a public highway; an act to provide a speedy remedy against the obligors in injunction bonds, - were severally read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.


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Mr. Heard obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to establish and incorporate the town of Summerville, in the county of Morgan, which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a 2d time.

Joint resolution memorializing the Congress of the U. States, was read a second time. Mr. Vining moved to strike out that part of the resolution which relates to the loan of money, which was carried, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of James Frazier, late tax collector of Franklin county, was read a second time and ordered to lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled an act the more effectually to prevent the trading with slaves, was read the second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

A bill to be entitled an act making appropriation for the payment of a certain claim against the state, was read a second time and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Cook obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to regulate elections, which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Moore offered the following resolution:   Resolved, that when this House adjourn, it shall stand adjourned until 12 o'clock on Tuesday next, 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. Speaker

Coleman

Greening

McLemore

Shotwell

     Bailey of Mt.

Cook

Hallett

McNeill

Walthall

     Barton of Mo.

Creagh

Jones

Moore

Watson

     Benson

Crenshaw

Lambert

Oliver

Weissinger -28

     Bridges

Dellett

Mardis

Pickens

     Broadnax

Fitzpatrick

Martin of La.

Saffold

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Armbrister

Coe

Heard

Martin of Fr.

Thornton

     Barton of T.

Conner

Hickman

Mead

Tindall

     Baylor

Coopwood

Inge

Morton

Vaughan

     Baxter

Davis

King

Neal

Vining

     Brandon

Dupuy

Lewis

Peyton

Warren

     Brown

Edmondson

Lyon

Sims

White

     Coalter

Fluker

Martin of Li.

Tate

Williams- 35.

Mr. Davis, from the joint committee of both Houses of the General Assembly for the purpose of examining and reporting the situation of the public arms belonging to this state now in the arsenal at this place -  Reported, that they have discharged that duty, by opening several of the boxes containing said arms, as well as several boxes containing the cartridge boxes, straps, &c. which are found in good order. We deemed it unnecessary to open all the boxes, as we supposed those opened were a fair sample of the residue. We found in the arsenal 60 or 70 stand which had been used during the visit of Gen. Lafayette to this place, not in very good order. As regards the number and description of the arms, &c. now in the state arsenal, we beg leave to refer the House to the quarter-master general's report accompanying this report:   in which report the House concurred.

The House adjourned till to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.