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Tuesday January 3, 1825.

Mr. Brandon presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Madison county, praying the repeal of the act to incorporate the Indian creek navigation company, passed in the year 1820; which was read and referred to the judiciary committee.

Mr. Barton of Tusc. from the committee on ways and means to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act making appropriations for the year 1826, reported the same with the following amendments by striking out the 3d, 4th and 5th sections, and insert in lieu thereof the following sections, to wit:   "Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, that the sum of twenty five dollars, be allowed to their secretary of the Senate, in full for his services in completing the journals and arranging the papers of the Senate. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, that the sum of twenty-five dollars be allowed the clerk of the House of Representatives, in full for his services in completing the journals and arranging the papers of the House of Representatives. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, that the sum of three hundred dollars be appropriated as compensation to the secretary of state, for copying and making an index to the laws; for copying the journals of each House of the General Assembly, for the present session; preparing the whole for the press and superintending the printing of the same.

Mr. Barton of T. moved that the House concur with the report. A division of the question being called for, the question was first taken on striking out the 3d and 4th sections in said bill, which was determined in the affirmative. Yeas 44, nays 6.

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

Mr. Speaker

Brown

Edmondson

McLemore

Tate

      Bailey of L.

Coleman

Heard

McNeill

Tindall

      Barton of T.

Cook

Fitzpatrick

Moore

Walthall

      Baylor

Conner

Inge

Morton

Warren

      Baxter

Coopwood

Jones

Oliver

Watson

      Benson

Creagh

Mardis

Peyton

Weissinger

      Brandon

Davis

Martin of Fr.

Pickens

White

      Bridges

Dellett

Martin of Li.

Shotwell

Williams, 44.

      Broadnax

Dupuy

Mead

Sims

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Armbrister, Crenshaw, Hallett, King, Lambert, Vining- 6

The question was then taken on inserting in lieu thereof, the 3d and 4th section proposed by said committee, which was carried.

Mr. Barton, from the committee, then moved, that the House concur in the report of the committee, in striking out the 5th sec of said bill & inserting in lieu thereof the 5th sec. as reported by the com. A division of the question being called for, the question was 1st taken on striking out, which was carried. The question was then taken on inserting the substitute reported by the committee, which was lost. Yeas 30, nays 31.

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

Mr. Bailey of Mt.

Broadnax

Crenshaw

Hickman

Morton

       Bailey of La

Coalter

Dellett

Inge

Oliver

       Barton of Mo.

Coe

Fluker

Lambert

Tate

       Barton of Tus

Cook

Greening

Lewis Lyon

Walthall

       Baylor

Conner

Hallett

Mead

Williams- 30

       Benson

Creagh

Heard

Moore

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Armbrister

Baxter

Brandon

Bridges

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      Brown

Edmondson

Martin of Fr.

Saffold

Vining

      Coleman

Fitzpatrick

McLemore

Shotwell

Warren

      Coopwood

Jones King

McNeill

Sims

Watson

      Davis

Mardis

Peyton

Tindall

Weissinger

      Dupuy

Martin of La.

Pickens

Vaughan

White- 31

Mr. Barton of Tus. then moved to amend the bill by inserting between the 4th and 6th sections, the following:   Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, that the sum of two hundred and seventy-five dollars, be appropriated as compensation to the secretary of state, for copying the journals of each House of the General Assembly, for the present session, preparing the whole for the press, and superintending the printing of the same, which was determined in the affirmative- yeas 31- nays 29.

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

Mr. Bailey of M

Coalter

Fluker

Lambert

Morton

       Barton of Mo.

Coe       Cook

Greening

Lewis

Oliver

       Barton of T.

Conner

Hallett

Lyon

Sims

       Baylor

Creagh

Heard

Mardis

Tate

       Benson

Crenshaw

Hickman

Mead

Walthall

       Broadnax

Dellett

Inge

Moore

Williams- 31

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Coleman

Jones

Peyton

Vining

       Armbrister

Coopwood

King

Pickens

Warren

       Baxter

Davis

Martin of Fr.

Saffold

Watson

       Brandon

Dupuy

Martin of La.

Shotwell

Weissinger

       Bridges

Edmondson

McLemore

Tindall

White- 29

       Brown

Fitzpatrick

McNeill

Vaughan

Said bill was then read a 2d time as amended, and ordered to be engrossed for a 3d reading.

Mr. Hallett from the committee on accounts to whom was referred the petition of George F. Sallee, praying in part that he may be compensated for certain services alleged to have been rendered by him to the state, in the several suits against the Mobile and Tombeckbe Banks, at the instance and by request of the solicitor of the first judicial circuit, reported that the committee are not aware of the existence of any law which authorizes the solicitors to employ assistant council; they cannot, therefore, but regard the employment of Mr. Salle by the solicitor as an individual transaction of the parties, with which the legislature have no rightful concern, and ask leave to be discharged from the further consideration of that part of the petition, which was agreed to.

Mr. Hallett from the committee on accounts to whom was referred the account of John Dean, claiming reimbursement of the sum of $14. 75, for taxes illegally paid to the collector of Conecuh county in the year 1822; and also claiming compensation for hauling a case of Alabama Digests from Claiborne to Sparta in the year 1824, reported that there was no evidence before the committee of the correctness of the account aforesaid, and ask leave to be discharged from the further consideration of the same; which was agreed to.

Mr. Dellett, from the judiciary committee, to whom was referred an engrossed bill from the Senate, to be entitled an act to require security upon granting a supersedeas, reported the same without amendment.

A message from his excellency the Governor, by James I. Thornton, secretary of state;  which is as follows: 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, JANUARY 3, 1826.

To the Hon. the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

GENTLEMEN- I have the honor to transmit you a resolution passed by the legislature of the state of Tennessee, during their present session, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

I am very respectfully, your most ob't &c.                                 JOHN MURPHY


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And then he withdrew- Which said message, and accompanying documents were referred to the select committee, to whom was referred that part of the Governor's message as relates to the altering the mode of electing the chief magistrate of the nation, and that 130 copies be printed for the use of this House.

Mr. Baylor, from the committee on roads, bridges, and ferries, to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Mobile, Washington, Clarke, Wilcox and Marengo counties, reported a bill to be entitled an act extending relief to certain citizens whose property has been taken for public purposes; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

Engrossed resolution proposing certain amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alabama. Mr. Barton of T. moved that the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed; which was lost- yeas 15, nays 47.

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

Mr. Speaker

Conner

Fluker

Mardis

Thornton

       Barton of T.

Creagh

Inge

Martin of F.

Tindall

       Coalter

Dellett

Lewis

Moore

Williams- 15

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Armbrister

Brown

Greening

McLemore

Tate

       Bailey of L.

Coe     Cook

Hallett

McNeill

Vaughan

       Bailey of Mt.

Coleman

Heard

Morton

Vining

       Barton of Mo.

Coopwood

Hickman

Oliver

Walthall

       Baylor Baxter

Crenshaw

Jones King

Peyton

Warren

       Benson

Davis

Lambert

Pickens

Watson

       Brandon

Dupuy

Lyon

Saffold

Weissinger

       Bridges

Edmondson

Martin of La.

Shotwell

White-47

       Broadnax

Fitzpatrick

Mead

Sims

Mr. Baylor moved to fill the blank, where it occurs in the resolution, with the word "seven" so as to read, "the judges of the several courts in this state shall be elected for and during the term of seven years;" which was lost. Mr. Brown then moved to fill the blank with 'six' years; which was carried- yeas 44, nays 16.

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

Mr. Speaker

Bridges

Edmondson

McLemore

Tate

       Armbrister

Brown

Fitzpatrick

McNeill

Vaughan

       Bailey of L.

Coe

Greening

Morton

Vining

       Bailey of Mt.

Coleman

Hallett

Oliver

Walthall

       Barton of Mo.

Conner

Heard

Peyton

Warren

       Baylor

Coopwood

Hickman

Pickens

Watson

       Baxter

Crenshaw

King

Saffold

Weissinger

       Benson

Davis

Lambert

Shotwell

White- 44.

       Brandon

Dupuy

Martin of La.

Sims

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Barton of T.

Creagh

Jones

Mardis

Thornton

       Broadnax

Dellett

Lewis

Martin of Fr.

Tindall

       Coalter

Fluker Inge

Lyon

Mead

Williams- 16

And then the House adjourned for one hour.

Evening Session- The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Engrossed resolution proposing certain amendments to the constitution of the state of Alabama. The same was, on motion, ordered to lie on the table for one hour.

On motion, Mr. Coalter, a member of this House, from the county of Lauderdale, obtained leave of absence, from and after tomorrow, during the remainder of this session.

Mr. Mardis, a member of this House, from the county of Shelby, obtained leave of absence from and after Saturday next, during the remainder of this session. A bill to be entitled an act to establish a permanent road from the town of Florence, in the county of Lauder-


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dale to the town of Athens, in the county of Limestone. Mr. Martin of Laud. moved to amend the said bill, by striking out the name of "Hamilton Kyle," where it occurs in said bill, and insert in lieu thereof the name of "Robert Beaty," which was carried. The bill was then read the second time as amended, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading. A bill to be entitled an act to manumit Mary, a woman of colour, the wife of Richmond Richardson was referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Barton of M. Lambert, & Lyon.

Engrossed resolution proposing certain amendments to the constitution of the state of Alabama, was read a third time, and the question being put, shall the resolution pass? it was determined in the negative, there not being a constitutional majority voting in favor of its passage. Yeas 38, nays 25.

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

Mr. Armbrister

Bridges

Dupuy

McLemore

Vining

      Bailey of La.

Broadnax

Edmondson

McNeill

Walthall

      Bailey of Mt.

Brown

Fitzpatrick

Neill

Warren

      Barton of Mo.

Coe

Heard

Peyton

Watson

      Baylor

Coleman

Jones

Saffold

Weissinger

      Baxter

Cook

King

Shotwell

White- 38.

      Benson

Coopwood

Lambert

Sims

      Brandon

Davis

Martin of La.

Vaughan

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Crenshaw

Hickman

Martin of Fr.

Pickens

      Barton of T.

Dellett

Inge

Mead

Tate

      Coalter

Fluker

Lewis

Moore

Thornton

      Conner

Greening

Lyon

Morton

Tindall

      Creagh

Hallett

Mardis

Oliver

Williams- 25

Mr. Davis then moved that said resolution be spread on the journal, which was carried; which said resolution is as follows:   Engrossed resolution proposing certain amendments to the Constitution of the state of Alabama.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened, two-thirds of the House concurring that the following amendments to the constitution of the state of Alabama be proposed to the people of said state, which when agreed to by a majority of all the citizens of said state voting for representatives, and ratified by two-thirds of both houses of the next general assembly, voting by yeas & nays shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the constitution of the state of Alabama, to wit:-Strike out as much of the 15th section of the article as refers to the election of judges of this state during good behaviour and insert in lieu thereof "the judges of the several courts in this state be elected for and during the term of six years and for wilful neglect of duty or other reasonable cause which shall not be sufficient grounds for impeachment, the governor shall remove any of them in the address of two-thirds of each house of the general assembly:   provided however, that the cause or causes for which such removal shall be required shall be stated at length in such address and entered in the journals of each house; and provided further that the cause or causes shall be notified to the judge so intended to be removed, and he shall be admitted to a hearing in his own defence before any vote for such address shall pass, and in all such cases the votes shall be taken by yeas and nays and entered on the journals of each house respectively."

A bill to be entitled an act to alter the mode of appointing assessors and taxcollectors was read a second time, and the question being put, shall this bill be engrossed and read a 3d time? was determined in the affirmative, yeas 33, nays 30.

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

Mr. Armbrister

Broadnax

Fitzpatrick

McNeill

Vining

      Bailey of Mt.

Brown

Greening

Neill

Walthall

 


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       Baxter

Coleman

Heard

Peyton

Warren

       Benson

Cook

Jones King

Saffold Sims

Watson

       Brandon

Coopwood

Martin of Fra.

Shotwell

Weissinger

       Bridges

Davis Dupuy

McLemore

Vaughan

White

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Coe

Fluker

Lyon

Oliver

       Bailey of La.

Conner

Hallett

Mardis

Pickens

       Barton of Mo.

Creagh

Hickman

Martin of La.

Tate

       Barton of Tus

Crenshaw

Inge

Mead

Thornton

       Baylor

Dellett

Lambert

Morton

Tindall

       Coalter

Edmondson

Lewis

Moore

Williams

A bill to be entitled an act to establish an office of discount and deposite of the bank of the state of Alabama, was read a second time. Mr. Barton of T. moved to amend the 5th section by adding after the word president, and directors, which was carried, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

Engrossed bill from the Senate to be entitled an act providing for the removal of certain public offices to the town of Tuscaloosa, was read a third time and passed. Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. Engrossed bill from the Senate to be entitled an act providing for the appointment of commissioners to select a quarter section of land for the county of Bibb, and for other purposes, was read a second time. Mr. Watson moved that the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed, which was carried:   yeas 41, nays 18.

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

Mr. Armbrister

Cook

Fluker

Martin of La.

Pickens

       Bailey of La.

Coopwood

Hallett

Mead

Thornton

       Baxter

Creagh

Heard

Moore

Vaughan

       Brandon

Crenshaw

Hickman

McLemore

Vining

       Bridges

Davis

Inge Jones

McNeill

Walthall

       Broadnax

Dellett

King

Oliver

Warren

       Coalter

Dupuy

Lambert

Peyton

Watson

       Coleman

Fitzpatrick

Martin of Fr.

Saffold

White-42

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Baylor

Edmondson

Morton

Weissinger

       Bailey of M.

Benson

Greening

Shotwell

Williams- 18.

       Barton of Mo.

Brown

Lewis

Sims

       Barton of T.

Conner

Mardis

Tindall

A message from his excellency the Governor, by J. I. Thornton, esq. secretary of state:   Mr. Speaker, I am instructed by the Governor to inform your honorable body, that he did, on the second instant, approve and sign an act to compensate county court clerks for paying printers' fees for publishing the appraisement of certain strays, and for other purposes; and an act the more effectually to prevent the trading with slaves, and for other purposes; both of which originated in your honorable body. And then he withdrew.

A bill, to be entitled an act to establish a seventh judicial circuit, was read a second time. Mr. Coopwood moved that the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed; which was lost- yeas 29, nays 31.

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

Mr. Bailey of M.

Brown

Fluker

King

Sims

       Bailey of L.

Coe

Greening

Martin of Fr.

Walthall

       Barton of Tus

Conner

Heard

McLemore

Warren

       Baxter

Coopwood

Hickman

Moore

Weissinger

       Brandon

Crenshaw

Inge

Oliver

Williams- 29.

       Bridges

Dupuy

Jones

Peyton

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Coalter

Fitzpatrick

Mead

Tate

       Armbrister

Coleman

Hallett

McNeill

Tindall

20


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       Barton of Mo.

Cook     Creagh

Lambert

Morton

Vaughan

       Baylor

Davis

Lewis

Pickens

Vining

       Benson

Dellett

Mardis

Saffold

Watson

       Broadnax

Edmondson

Martin of La.

Shotwell

White-31

Ordered, that said bill lie on the table.

Engrossed bill, to be entitled an act to divorce certain persons therein named, was read the third time, and recommitted to the committee on divorce and alimony. Engrossed 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 was read a third time. Mr. Greening moved to amend the same by way of engrossed rider; which was carried- and the question being put, shall the bill pass? it was determined in the affirmative- yeas 31, nays 29.

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

Mr. Speaker

Coe     Cook

Edmondson

Lyon

Morton

       Baylor

Coopwood

Fluker

Mardis

Thornton

       Bailey of L.

Creagh

Heard

Martin of Fr.

Thornton

       Benson

Crenshaw

Hickman

Martin of La.

Tindall

       Brandon

Davis

Lambert

Mead

Vining

       Coalter

Dellett

Lewis

Moore

White

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Armbrister

Brown

Hallett

Peyton

Walthall

       Bailey of Mt.

Coleman

Inge

Pickens

Warren

       Barton of Mo.

Conner

Jones

Saffold

Watson

       Barton of Tus

Dupuy

King

Shotwell

Weissinger

       Bridges

Fitzpatrick

McLemore

Sims

Williams- 29

       Broadnax

Greening

McNeill

Vaughan

Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid. Ordered, that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lyon their secretary:   Mr. Speaker the Senate have read three times and passed a bill, which originated in their House, entitled an act to incorporate the school commissioners of the fourth township, and eighth range, west from Huntsville, and for other purposes; in which they desire your concurrence. They have also passed a bill, which originated in the Senate, entitled an act making provision for the accommodation of the next general assembly; in which they also desire your concurrence - & then he withdrew.

Mr. Mead from the committee on divorce and alimony, to whom was referred the engrossed bill to be entitled an act divorcing certain persons therein named, reported the same with sundry amendments; which were concurred in- and then the House adjourned till half past six o'clock this evening.

Evening Session, half past six o'clock.

Mr. White moved that the House adjourn till to-morrow morning 10 o'clock; which was lost- yeas 2, nays 44.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. White and Morton- 2.         Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Bridges

Creagh

King

Sims

       Armbrister

Broadnax

Crenshaw

Lewis

Tate

       Bailey of La.

Brown

Davis

Mardis

Tindall

       Bailey of Mt.

Coe

Dupuy

McLemore

Walthall

       Barton of Mo.

Coleman

Fitzpatrick

McNeill

Warren

       Baxter

Cook

Hickman

Moore

Watson

       Benson

Cooper

Inge

Saffold

Weissinger

       Brandon

Coopwood

Jones

Shotwell

Williams-44

Engrossed bills from the Senate of the following titles, to wit:   " An act making provision for the accommodation of the next General Assembly; an act to incorporate the school commissioners of the fourth


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township and 8th range west from Huntsville, and for other purposes, were severally read a 1st time and ordered to be read a 2d time.

Bills of the following titles to wit:   An act to divorce Louisa M. Trouillett from her husband Pierre L. Trouillett; an act more effectually to prevent Sabbath breaking; an act to repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act for the punishment of malicious mischief; an act to incorporate the trustees of Tuscumbia female academy; an act granting to Geo. Phillips the privilege of a private landing on the reserved lands of the town of Cahawba an act for the relief of Joshua Winford; an act to incorporate the New Orleans and Tuscumbia steam boat company; an act to divorce Samuel Payne, from his wife Elizabeth Payne; an act to divorce Sarah Wall from James Wall; an act authorizing the citizens of Sommerville to elect a justice of the peace; An act to incorporate the Bassett's creek navigation company; An act to amend the several acts now in force respecting the town of Montgomery; An act respecting buoys and other land marks in Mobile bay; An at to alter and amend the act entitled and act to establish the seat of justice in the county of Autauga, passed Nov 22, 1819; and An act to establish and improve a certain road therein named, were severally read a 2d time and ordered to be engrossed for a 3d reading.

Bills to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to establish the Bank of the state of Alabama; An act for the relief of the tax-collector of Mobile county; and An act further to provide for the punishment of malicious mischief, were severally laid on the table.

The bill to be entitled an act to authorize the transfer of administration and guardianship to any county in this state, was read a 2d time, and referred to the judiciary committee.

A bill to be entitled an act supplemental to an act entitled an act supplemental to an act to authorize administrators to sell land belonging to the estate of their intestate, to which a complete title has not been obtained, passed Dec. 27, 1823, was read a 2d time and on the question, shall this bill be engrossed and read a 3d time ? was decided in the negative.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize copies of official bonds to be given in evidence in the several courts of law and equity in this state, was read a 2d time. Mr. Coalter moved that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed, which was carried.

 A bill to be entitled an act concerning executors and administrators was read a 2d time. Mr. Inge moved that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed, which was carried.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend the law now in force in relation to the duties of the county treasurers of this state, was read a 2d time. Mr. Saffold moved that the said bill be amended by adding the following section:   And be it further enacted, that the county treasurer shall receive, from time to time for his services, such compensation as shall be allowed by the judge of the county court and commissioners of roads and revenue, not exceeding per cent upon the monies which he may pay out, which was adopted; and the said bill was ordered to be engrossed as amended for a 3d reading.

A bill to be entitled an act to exempt school masters and students from military duty, was read a first time. Mr. Mardis moved that the further consideration of the bill be indefinitely postponed, which was lost- yeas 21- nays 31.


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

Mr. Armbrister

Coalter

Fitzpatrick

Martin of Fr.

Vining

       Barton of Tus

Coleman

Inge Jones

McLemore

Warren

       Baxter

Davis

King

Peyton

Watson

       Brandon

Edmondson

Mardis

Sims

White- 21.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Brown

Dupuy

Moore

Tate

       Bailey of La

Conner     Cook

Fluker

Morton

Tindall

       Bailey of Mt.

Coopwood

Greening

Oliver

Vaughan

       Benson

Creagh

Hickman

Pickens

Walthall

       Bridges

Crenshaw

Lewis

Saffold

Weissinger

       Broadnax

Dellett

McNeill

Shotwell

Williams- 31.

The bill was then ordered to be engrossed and to be read a third time.

The bill to be entitled an act to restrain the taking of excessive usury, was read a second time. Mr. Martin of Fr. moved that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed; which was carried.

The joint resolution, authorizing his excellency the Governor to order the quarter-master-general of this state to deliver sixty stand of arms, of those belonging to the state, to the Independent Blues of Mooresville, Limestone county, was read a second time. Mr. Hickman moved that the further consideration of the said resolution be indefinitely postponed; which motion was lost, yeas 19, nays 31.

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

Mr. Armbrister

Coleman

Jones

Peyton

Walthall

       Bailey of L.

Fitzpatrick

King

Pickens

Watson

       Baxter

Hickman

Mardis

Shotwell

White-19

       Brandon

Inge

McLemore

Vining

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Brown

Davis

Martin of Fr.

Tate

       Bailey of Mt.

Coalter

Dellett

McNeill

Tindall

       Barton of T.

Conner

Dupuy

Morton

Vaughan

       Benson

Cook Creagh

Edmondson

Oliver

Warren

       Bridges

Coopwood

Greening

Saffold

Weissinger

       Broadnax

Crenshaw

Lewis

Sims

Williams, 31

The question was then put, shall this resolution be engrossed and read a third time? and determined in the affirmative -  yeas 27, nays 25.

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

Mr. Speaker

Brown

Creagh

Greening

Saffold

       Bailey of Mt.

Coalter   Coe

Crenshaw

Lewis

Sims   Tate

       Barton of T.

Cook

Davis

McNeill

Tindall

       Bridges

Conner

Dupuy

Morton

Vaughan

       Broadnax

Coopwood

Edmondson

Oliver

Weissinger- 25

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Armbrister

Coleman

Inge

McLemore

Vining

       Bailey of La.

Dellett

Jones

Moore

Walthall

       Baxter

Fitzpatrick

King

Peyton

Watson

       Benson

Fluker

Mardis

Pickens

White

       Brandon

Hickman

Martin of Fr.

Shotwell

Williams- 25

The bill to be entitled an act to divorce William Gates from Susannah Gates, was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading - and then the House adjourned till 9 o'clock to-morrow morning.