Friday, Jan. 6, 1826.

Ordered that Mr. Moore, a member from the county of Monroe have leave of absence the remainder of the session.

Message from the Senate, by Mr. Lyon, their secretary:   Mr. Speaker, the Senate have read three times and passed a bill which originated in your honorable body, entitled an act for the relief of the Mobile and Tombeckbe banks, against certain penalties heretofore incurred by them, and have amended the same, by striking out the words first day of March, whenever they occur in the first section of the bill, and inserting in twenty fifth day of July; in which amendment they ask your concurrence. They have also read three times and passed a bill which originated in your House, entitled an act to authorize the judge of the county court and commissioners of revenue and roads of Lauderdale county, to lay a tax for the purposes therein specified, and have amended the same in the manner herewith shewn; in which they also ask your concurrence. They have also passed a bill which originated in this House entitled an act to change the names of and legitimate certain persons therein named, and have amended the same in the manner herewith shewn; in which they also desire your concurrence. They have also passed a bill which originated in this House, entitled an act to authorize the county courts of Henry and Dale counties to levy a tax on said counties for certain purposes herein specified, and have


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amended the same as herewith shewn; in which they also ask your concurrence. They have also passed a bill which originated in the House entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to appoint commissioners, to lay out two roads leading from the ford of Line creek-the one to Coffeeville, the other to Tuskaloosa, passed, Dec. 31, 1822 and have amended the same, by adding thereto two additional sections; in which they also desire your concurrence. They have also read 3 times and passed bills which originated in your House, entitled an act establishing schools in the county of Mobile. An act to locate permanently the seat of justice in the county of Shelby; An act to incorporate the town of Pickens, in the county of Pickens; An act to incorporate Milton academy, in the town of Montgomery; and to empower the trustees of the same to establish a lottery or lotteries; An act to authorize the raising by lottery a sum of money, for the purposes therein specified; An act to authorize the judge of the county court of Washington county, and commissioners of revenue and roads to levy a special tax, for the purpose therein mentioned, and for other purposes:   And an act to authorize the judge of the county court of Washington county, and commissioners of revenue and roads to levy a special tax, for the purpose therein mentioned, and for other purposes:   And an act to authorize Green Collier to erect a dam across Flint river, in Madison county, and for other purposes. They have also read three times and passed bills which originated in their House, entitled an act to provide for the removal of the bank of the state of Alabama to the town of Tuskaloosa; and An act for the better selecting drawing and summoning jurors; in both of which they ask your concurrence. And then he withdrew.

Mr. Mead, from the select committee, to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act to authorize Wm. H. Ragsdale and his associates, to turnpike a road therein specified, reported the same with an amendment; in which report the House concurred. Said bill was then read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

The Speaker laid before the House a communication from the comptroller and secretary of state, in relation to the purchasers of lots in the town of Cahawba, which was read. Ordered, that 100 copies be printed for the use of this House.

Mr. Bridges offered the following resolution:   Resolved, that it is expedient to reduce the taxes which are now imposed by law, and that the committee on ways and means be instructed to report a bill for that purpose; which resolution was laid on the table.

The House disagree to the amendments made by the Senate to a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of the Mobile and Tombeckbe banks against certain penalties heretofore incurred, by striking out of the 1st section, the words 1st day of March, and inserting 25th July, and by striking out 1st day of March, whenever the same occurs in the bill and inserting twenty-fifth July. Ordered, that the House concur in the amendments made by the Senate to a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the judge of the county court and commissioners of revenue and roads of Lauderdale county, to levy a tax for the purposes therein specified, by striking out the 1st sec. Samuel Craig, and inserting John Dunnahoo, and in the 13th line of the 1st sec. strike out next and insert 1825, and by striking out of the 3d section the words for toll, 1st word last line and insert the words such rate of toll as the county court of Lauderdale county may authorise.

Mr. Greening from the military committee, to whom was referred a resolution instructing them to inquire into the expediency of altering


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the time of holding company courts martial, ask leave to be discharged from the further consideration of the same, which was agreed to.

Mr. Greening from the military committee, to whom was referred the petition of Hugh W. Henry, Ebenezar Pond, and John B. Whitesides, praying that a law may be passed incorporating the Washington artillery company, reported a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate an artillery company in the town of Montgomery, to be styled the artillery company and for other purposes,  which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time.

Mr. Greening, from the military committee, to whom was referred sundry petitions from volunteer companies, praying that laws may be enacted incorporating them, reported that it is inexpedient to pass the laws asked for by the petitioners, in which report the House concurred Ordered, that the House concur in the amendments made by the Senate to a bill to be entitled an act to change the name of and legitimate certain persons therein named, by inserting in sec. 1st and 3d line the word that, the words from and after the passage of this act, and by adding thereto three additional sections. Ordered that the House concur in the amendments made by the Senate to a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the county courts of Dale and Henry counties to levy a tax on said counties for certain purposes therein named, by striking out five whenever it occurs in the bill after twenty, so as to make the tax twenty per cent. Ordered, that the House concur in the amendments made by the Senate to a bill to be entitled an act to amend an act, entitled an act to appoint commissioners to lay out the two roads leading from the ford of Line creek- the one to Coffeeville, the other to Tuskaloosa, passed, the 31st Dec. 1822, by adding thereto two additional sections.

Engrossed bill from the Senate to be entitled an act for the better selecting, drawing and summoning jurors was read a first 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 2d time forthwith, and referred to the judiciary committee.

Mr. Creagh moved that the House reconsider the vote given on concurring with the amendments made by the Senate to as bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to appoint commissioners to lay out two roads leading from the ford of Line creek, the one to Coffeeville, the other to Tuscaloosa, passed Dec. 31, 1822, by adding thereto section 8, which was carried, and ordered to lie on the table.

Engrossed bill to be entitled an act to provide for the removal of the Bank of the state of Alabama to Tuscaloosa, was read a first time, and ordered to be read a 2d time.

Engrossed bills of the of the following titles, to wit:   An act to incorporate the Bassett's creek navigation company; An act for the adjustment of outstanding accounts and to compel the payment into the treasury of monies heretofore and now detained by public defaulters, and which may hereafter be detained; An act to regulate the rate of toll to be allowed to the owner of the bridge over Escambia creek in the county of Conecuh; An act to authorize clerks of the county courts to administer oaths in certain cases; An act to authorize the transfer of administration and guardianship to any county in this state; A resolution authorizing the Gov. to appoint commissioners to adjust the unsettled accounts between this state and the state of Mississippi, were


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severally read a 3d time and passed. Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid and that the same be sent to the Senate for concurrence.

Engrossed bill from the Senate to be entitled an act making provision for the next general assembly, was read a 2d time and ordered to be read a 3d time.

Engrossed bill to be entitled an act authorizing merchants, physicians, shopkeepers and others to prove their own accounts, was read a 3d time:   Mr. Lewis moved to amend the same by way of engrossed rider, which was carried, and the question being put, shall this bill pass, it was determined in the negative- yeas 26- nays 30.

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

Mr. Speaker

Broadnax

Martin of Fr.

Neill

Tindall

       Bailey of La.

Crenshaw

Martin of La.

Peyton

Vaughan

       Bailey of Mt.

Fluker

Martin of Li.

Pickens

Weissinger

       Barton of Mo.

Lewis

McLemore

Sims

Tate

Warren

       Baylor

Mardis

Morton

Thornton

White

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Armbrister

Coleman

Dupuy

Inge

Jones

Vining

       Barton of T.

Cook     Conner

Edmondson

King

Lyon

Walthall

       Baxter

Coopwood

Fitzpatrick

Mead

Williams

       Benson

Creagh

Greening

Oliver

       Brandon

Davis

Heard

Saffold

       Brown

Dellett

Hickman

Shotwell

Engrossed bill to be entitled an act to fix the salary of the president of the Bank of the State of Alabama, was read a third time:   Mr. Dellett moved to fill the blank where it occurs in the first section of the bill, with the sum of two thousand which was lost, yeas 4- nays 53.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mr. Crenshaw, Dellett, Lyon & Saffold.            Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Broadnax

Fluker

Mead

Vaughan

       Ambrister

Brown

Greening

McLemore

Vining

       Bailey of L.

Coe   Creagh

Heard

McNeill

Walthall

       Bailey of Mt.

Coleman

Hickman

Morton

Warren

       Barton of T.

Conner Inge

Jones

Neill

Oliver

Watson

       Barton of Mo.

Coopwood

King

Lewis

Peyton

Weissinger

       Baxter

Davis

Mardis

Shotwell

White

       Benson

Dupuy

Martin of Fr.

Sims

Tate

Williams

       Brandon

Edmondson

Martin of La.

Thornton

       Bridges

Fitzpatrick

Martin of Li.

Tindall

Mr. Williams then moved to fill said blank with the sum of fifteen hundred which was lost- yeas 22, nays 35.

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

Mr. Speaker

Bridges

Edmondson

Martin of Fr.

Walthall

       Barton of T.

Broadnax

Fitzpatrick

Martin of Li.

Weissinger

       Benson

Conner    Cook

Fluker

Inge

Saffold

White

       Brandon

Davis

King

Lyon

Vining

Williams

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Armbrister

Coleman

Heard

McLemore

Tate

       Bailey of La.

Coopwood

Hickman

McNeill

Thornton

       Bailey of Mt.

Creagh

Jones

Morton

Tindall

       Barton of Mo.

Crenshaw

Lewis

Neill Oliver

Vaughan

       Baxter

Dellett

Mardis

Peyton

Warren

       Brown

Dupuy

Martin of La.

Shotwell

Watson

       Coe

Greening

Mead

Sims

Mr. Lyon then moved to fill the same with the sum of fourteen hundred and fifty, which was lost- yeas 19, nays 35.


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

Mr. Speaker

Edmondson

Lyon

Vining

Williams-19

      Barton of T.

Fitzpatrick

Martin of Fr.

Walthall

      Broadnax

Fluker

Martin of Li.

Weissinger

      Conner    Davis

Inge

King

Tindall

White

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Armbrister

Bridges

Dupuy

Martin of La.

Shotwell

       Bailey of Mt.

Brown

Greening

Mead

Sims

       Bailey of La.

Coe

Heard

McLemore

Tate

       Barton of Mo.

Coleman

Hickman

McNeill

Thornton

       Baxter

Coopwood

Jones

Morton

Vaughan

       Benson

Creagh

Lewis

Oliver

Warren

       Brandon

Crenshaw

Mardis

Peyton

Watson-35

Mr. Inge then moved to fill the same with twelve hundred and fifty which was carried- yeas 29- nays 28.

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

Mr. Speaker

Conner

Heard

Martin of Li.

Walthall

       Barton of Tus

Davis

Inge

McNeill

Weissinger

       Brandon

Edmondson

King

Neill

White

       Bridges

Fitzpatrick

Lewis Lyon

Thornton

Williams-29

       Broadnax

Fluker

Martin of Fr.

Tindall

       Cook

Greening

Martin of La.

Vining

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Armbrister

Brown

Dellett

McLemore

Tate

       Bailey of L.

Coe

Dupuy

Morton

Vaughan

       Bailey of Mt.

Coleman

Hickman

Oliver

Warren

       Barton of M.

Coopwood

Jones

Peyton

Watson- 28

       Baxter

Creagh

Mardis

Shotwell

       Benson

Crenshaw

Mead

Sims

Mr. Martin of Lim. then moved to fill the blank where it occurs in the 2d sec. of the bill with the sum of 500 dollars which was carried, yeas 32, nays 26.

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

Mr. Speaker

Broadnax

Greening

Martin of La.

Thornton

       Barton of Mo.

Cook

Creagh

Heard

Martin of Li.

Vining

       Baylor

Crenshaw

King

McNeill

Watson

       Benson

Dellett

Lewis Lyon

Morton

Weissinger

       Brandon

Fitzpatrick

Mardis

Neill

Oliver

Williams-32

       Bridges

Fluker

Martin of Fr.

Pickens

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Armbrister

Brown

Davis

McLemore

Vaughan

       Barton of Tus.

Coe

Dupuy

Peyton

Walthall

       Bailey of La.

Coleman

Hickman

Shotwell

Warren

       Bailey of Mt.

Conner     Inge

Jones

Sims

Tate

White-26

       Baxter

Coopwood

Mead

Tindall

Mr. Lyon then moved to amend the bill by way of engrossed rider, as follows: Sec. - And be it further enacted that the secretary of state be allowed the sum of five hundred dollars annually in addition to his present salary in lieu of payment for extra services as now allowed, to be paid out of any monies in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, which was read a first time, and the question being put shall the amendment be read a 2d time, it was determined in the negative - yeas 19, nays 38

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

Mr. Bailey of Mt.

Cook

Fluker

Hickman

Mardis

       Barton of Mo.

Creagh

Greening

Inge

Oliver

       Barton of Tus

Crenshaw

Hallett

Lewis

Tate

       Broadnax

Dellett

Heard

Lyon

 


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Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Coe

Jones

Neill

Vining

       Ambrister

Coleman

King

Peyton

Walthall

       Bailey of L.

Conner

Martin of Fr.

Pickens

Warren

       Baxter

Coopwood

Martin of La.

Shotwell

Watson

       Benson

Davis

Martin of Li.

Sims

Weissinger

       Brandon

Dupuy

Mead

Tindall

White

       Bridges

Edmondson

McLemore

Vaughan

Williams- 39.

       Brown

Fitzpatrick

Morton

Mr. Crenshaw then moved to fill the blank where it occurs in the 3d section of the bill with the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars. Mr. Barton of T. moved, that said bill be laid on the table, which was carried.

A bill to be entitled an act to provide for and remedy defects in proceedings before justices of the peace, was read a 2d time and laid on the table, and then the House adjourned for one hour.

Evening Session- Ordered that Messrs. Fitzpatrick and Watson have leave of absence for the remainder of the session.

Mr. Lewis moved a reconsideration of a vote given yesterday on an engrossed bill from the Senate, to be entitled an act to establish a ferry, and appoint commissioners to lay out a road therein named, which was carried. Said bill was then ordered to be read a 2d time.

On motion of Mr. Barton of M. Ordered that all bills now in progress before the House on the subject of emancipation, be taken up, read and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs Vining, Heard and Peyton.

A bill, to be entitled an act better to secure the rights of the citizens of this state, was read a second time- Mr. McLemore moved that the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed; which was lost- yeas 24, nays 30.

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

Mr. Barton of M.

Coopwood

Jones

Saffold

Walthall

       Broadnax

Creagh

McLemore

Shotwell

Warren

       Brown

Dupuy

Neill

Sims

Weissinger

       Coleman

Fluker

Oliver

Thornton

Williams- 24

       Cook

Inge

Pickens

Vining

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Baxter

Davis

Mardis

Morton

       Armbrister

Benson

Edmondson

Martin of Fr.

Peyton

       Bailey of Mt.

Bridges

Fitzpatrick

Martin of La.

Tate

       Bailey of L.

Coe

Heard

Martin of Li.

Tindall

       Barton of Tus

Conner

Lewis

Mead

Vaughan

       Baylor

Crenshaw

Lyon

McNeill

White- 30

Mr. Kelly moved to amend the same by adding thereto an additional section. Ordered, that said bill, with the proposed amendment, be referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Barton of Tus. Martin of La. and Baylor.

Engrossed bill, to be entitled an act to provide for the trial of officers in the militia of this state, and for other purposes, was read a 3d time and passed. Ordered, that the title of the bill be as aforesaid, and that it be sent to the Senate for concurrence.

Bills of the following titles, to wit:   an act to compel those making saltpetre in this state to enclose their works; an act to alter and amend an act for the collection of monies due the state; and for other purposes and an act supplementary thereto; an act to divorce Elizabeth Galloway from her husband, James Galloway; an act to incorporate the trustees of the Tuscumbia Academy, in Franklin county- were seve-


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rally read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading. A bill, to be entitled an act amendatory of an act to regulate escheators in this state & appoint escheators, was read a 2d time:   Mr. Davis moved that the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed; which was carried. Engrossed bill from the Senate, to be entitled an act for the relief of Lewis Houser, was read a third time; and the question being put, shall this bill pass? it was determined in the affirmative- yeas 30, nays 19.

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

Mr. Speaker

Brandon

Heard

Mead

Walthall

       Armbrister

Broadnax

Inge

McLemore

Warren

       Bailey of L.

Brown

 Jones

McNeill

Watson

       Bailey of Mt.

Cook

Lyon

Oliver

Weissinger

       Barton of Mo.

Davis

Martin of Fr.

Thornton

White

       Benson

Edmondson

Martin of La.

Vining

Williams- 30

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Bridges

Coopwood

Lewis

Peyton

Tate

       Coe

Creagh

Mardis

Pickens

Tindall

       Coleman

Crenshaw

Martin of Li.

Shotwell

Vaughan-19

       Conner

Fluker

Neill

Sims

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

A bill to be entitled an act to extend relief to certain citizens whose property has been taken for public purposes -  Mr. Bridges moved that the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed; which as carried.   A bill to be entitled an act requiring judges of the circuit court to alternate and for other purposes -  Mr. Martin of La. Moved to amend the same by adding thereto three additional sections. Ordered, that the same, with the proposed amendments, be referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Martin of La. Martin of Li. and Baylor.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lyon, their secretary:   Mr. Speaker, the Senate concur in the resolution of your honorable body, proposing to go into the election of a harbor master and four wardens of the port of Mobile; and have amended the same by striking out "Friday," and inserting "Saturday," so as to go into the election to-morrow evening at 7 o'clock, and also by adding in words "and also a judge of the county court of Conecuh county" - in which amendments they ask your concurrence; and then he withdrew. -  In which amendments the House concurred.    Engrossed bill from the Senate, to be entitled an act for the better organization of the county court of Mobile county, was read a 2d time, and ordered to be read a 3d time. A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Jesse Grimes -  Mr. Martin of Fr. moved that the further consideration, thereof be indefinitely postponed;  which was carried. A bill, to be entitled an act to exempt certain persons therein described from taxation, was read a second time, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Bridges Fluker and Coopwood. A resolution, concerning the selection of a site for the location of the University, was read a second time -  Mr. Lewis moved that the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed; which was carried- yeas 34, nays 23.

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

Mr. Speaker

Ambrister

Bailey of L.

Barton of Tus.

Baxter

22


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       Brandon

Edmondson

Lewis

Morton

Vaughan

       Bridges

Fluker

Lyon

Neill

Vining

       Coe

Heard

Martin of Fr.

Peyton

Warren

       Conner

Hickman

Martin of La.

Tate

White

       Coopwood

Inge

Martin of Li.

Thornton

Williams-34

       Davis

King

Mead

Tindall

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Bailey of Mt.

Brown

Dupuy

Oliver

Sims

       Barton of Mo.

Coleman

Fitzpatrick

Pickens

Walthall

       Baylor

Cook

Jones

Saffold

Watson

       Benson

Creagh

Mardis

Shotwell

Weissinger-23

       Broadnax

Crenshaw

McLemore

A bill to be entitled an act to locate permanently the University of the state of Alabama, was taken up and read a 2d time; Mr. Baxter moved that the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed, which was carried, yeas 39, nays 18.

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

Mr. Armbrister

Broadnax

Fluker

Neill

Vining

       Bailey of Mt.

Brown

Hickman

Oliver

Walthall

       Barton of Mo.

Coe

Inge

Peyton

Warren

       Barton of Tus

Coleman

Jones

Pickens

Watson

       Baylor

Cook

Lewis

Shotwell

Weissinger

       Baxter

Conner

Lyon

Sims

White

       Benson

Creagh

Mardis

Thornton

Williams- 39

       Bridges

Dupuy

McLemore

Tindall

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Coopwood

Heard

Martin of Li.

Tate

       Bailey of L.

Davis

King

Mead

Vaughan-18

       Brandon

Edmondson

Martin of Fr.

Morton

       Crenshaw

Fitzpatrick

Martin of La.

Saffold

Mr. Mead moved that this House do now adjourn till half past 8 o'clock to-morrow morning, which was determined in the negative- yeas 13, nays 41.

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

Mr. Bailey of Mt.

Lyon

Mead

Shotwell

Vaughan-13

       Coleman

Martin of La.

Morton

Tate

       Edmondson

Martin of Li.

Saffold

Thornton

            Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Bridges

Dupuy

Lewis

Tindall

      Armbrister

Broadnax

Fitzpatrick

Mardis

Vining

      Bailey of L.

Brown

Fluker

Martin of Fr.

Walthall

      Barton of Mo.

Coe     Conner

Heard

McLemore

Warren

      Barton of T.

Coopwood

Hickman

Neill

Watson

      Baxter

Creagh

Inge

Oliver

Weissinger

      Benson

Crenshaw

Jones

Pickens

White

      Brandon

Davis

King

Sims

Williams- 41.

On motion of Mr. Barton of T. Ordered that Mr. Mead be excused from attending the evening session of this House. The House adjourned till half past 6 o'clock.

Evening Session, half past 6 o'clock

A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of certain persons therein referred to was read a 2d time and ordered to be engrossed for a 3d reading.

Engrossed bills from the Senate, of the following titles, to wit:   An act the better to secure monies in the hands of clerks, sheriffs and coroners; and An act to alter the times of holding company courts martial, were severally read a 2d time and ordered to be read a 3d time.

Engrossed bill to be entitled an act to repeal an act entitled an act to amend an act to establish a turnpike road leading from Lawrence county to intersect the military road at Pikesville, in the county of Marion, passed Dec. 24, 1823, and to revive so much of the act as the above recited repealed, and for other purpo-


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ses, was read a 2d time and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Martin of La. Coopwood, Hickman, Davis & White.

Engrossed bill for the Senate, to be entitled an act for the relief of the tax collector of Mobile county, was read a 2d time and laid on the table.

Engrossed bill from the Senate to be entitled an act for the relief of the tax collector of Mobile county, was taken up, amended & ordered to be read a 3d time.

Engrossed bill from the Senate, to be entitled an act to repeal an act entitled an act respecting bail in civil cases was read the 2d time. Mr. Cook moved that the further consideration thereof be postponed till the 1st of June next, which was carried - yeas 35, nays 18.

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

Mr. Armbrister

Broadnax

Davis

McNeill

Vaughan

       Bailey of M.

Brown

Dupuy

Morton

Vining

       Barton of Mo.

Coleman

Fluker

Oliver

Walthall

       Baxter

Cook

Jones

Pickens

Warren

       Benson

Conner

Lewis

Saffold

Watson

       Brandon

Coopwood

Martin of Fr.

Shotwell

Weissinger

       Bridges

Crenshaw

McLemore

Sims

Williams-35

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Coe      Creagh

Heard

Martin of La.

Thornton

       Bailey of La.

Edmondson

Hickman

Martin of Li.

Tindall

       Barton of T.

Fitzpatrick

Inge        King

Peyton       Tate

White-18

Engrossed bill from the Senate, to be entitled an act to provide for the improvement of the navigation of certain rivers therein named, was read a 2d time. Mr. Davis moved that the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed, which was lost.- yeas 23, nays 31.

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

Mr. Armbrister

Crenshaw

Lewis

Pickens

Watson

       Bridges

Dupuy

McLemore

Saffold

Weissinger

       Broadnax

Fitzpatrick

McNeill

Shotwell

White-23

       Brown

Heard

Morton

Vaughan

       Coleman

Jones

Oliver

Walthall

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Speaker

Benson

Davis

Martin of La.

Tindall

       Bailey of Mt.

Brandon

Edmondson

Martin of Li.

Vining

       Bailey of La.

Coe         Cook

Fluker

Neill

Warren

       Barton of Mo.

Conner

Hickman

Peyton

Williams-31

       Barton of T.

Coopwood

Inge          King

Sims

 Tate

       Baxter

Creagh

Martin of Fr.

Thornton

The said bill was then referred to the committee on inland navigation.

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