In pursuance of an order of the House, Mr. Speaker reported the following Standing Committees, to wit: -
A Committee on Propositions and Grievances - consisting of Messrs. Fitzpatrick, Vining, Conner, McLemore, Sims and Weissinger.
A Committee on Enrolled Bills- consisting of Messrs. Heard, Edmondson and Bridges.
A Committee on Inland Navigation- consisting of Messrs. Tate, Inge, Hickman, Mead, Bailey of Montgomery, Cook and Lewis.
A Committee on Roads, Bridges and Ferries- consisting of Messrs. Baylor, Coalter, Moore, Tindall, Vaughan, Baxter and Watson.
A Committee on Ways and Means- consisting of Messrs. Barton of Tuskaloosa, Martin of Franklin, Greening, Benson, Barton of Mobile, Pickens and Williams.
Military Committee- consisting of Messrs. Greening, Davis, Lambert, Neill, King, Coe and Dupuy.
On the Judiciary- consisting of Messrs. Dellett, Oliver, Benson, Crenshaw, Martin of Lauderdale, Baylor, and Thornton.
A Committee on County Boundaries- consisting of Messrs. Morton, Broadnax, Coopwood, Fluker, Jones, Shotwell and Peyton.
A Committee on Schools, Colleges and Universities and School and University Lands - consisting of Messrs. Coalter, Barton of Mobile, Creagh, Martin of Limestone, Broadnax, Coleman, and Warren.
A Committee on Accounts - consisting of Messrs. Hallett, Creagh, Vining, Inge, and Walthall.
A Committee on Divorce and Alimony- consisting of Messrs. Mead, Morton, Weissinger, McNeill, White, Armbrister, and Bailey of Lau.
On the State Bank- consisting of Messrs. Saffold, Dellett, Oliver, Martin of Lauderdale, Mardis, Brandon, Fitzpatrick, and Edmondson.
Mr. Vining presented the petition of Egbert Harris, John Braham and Simon Turner, which was read and referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Morton, from the Select Committee to whom was referred the petition of Jacob Johnson, reported a bill to be entitled "An act authorising Jacob Johnson to emancipate a certain slave therein named, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.
Mr. Davis presented the petition of George Lisle, praying the emancipation of a certain slave therein named, which was read and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Davis, Coopwood and Coleman.
The Speaker laid before the House the record and proceedings of the Circuit Court of Jackson County in Chancery, in the case of Edward Maxwell versus Susan Maxwell, which was read, and, on motion of Mr. Dellett, ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. Cook presented the petition of the Judge of the County Court, and Commissioners of Roads and Revenue, and other citizens of Butler County, to alter the mode of appointing assessors and tax-collectors, which was read, and referred to the Committee on Propositions and Grievances.
Mr. Coopwood presented the petition of Henry Dellahunty, Administrator of the Estate of John D. Viser, deceased, which was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Coopwood, Heard and Mead.
Mr. Coopwood presented the petition of the Administrators of James Havens, deceased, which was read, and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Coopwood, Heard and Mead.
Mr. Lewis presented the petition of the heirs and representatives of James Gilliland, deceased, which was read, and referred to the Committee on Propositions and Grievances.
Mr. Barton, of Mobile, presented the memorial of the Clerk and Sheriff of Mobile County, which was read, and referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Fitzpatrick presented the petition of sundry citizens of Dale County, praying the passage of a law to attach part of Dale County to the county of Pike, which was read and referred to the Committee on County Boundaries.
Mr. Brandon presented the petition of Jim Kindell, which was read, and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Brandon, Martin of Limestone and Coe.
Mr. Martin, of Franklin, presented the petition of James Frazier, late Tax Collector of Franklin County, which was read, and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Martin of Franklin, Morton and Davis.
Ordered, that Mr. Watson be added to the Committee on County Boundaries.
Ordered, that Mr. Hickman be added to the Bank Committee.
Message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon, their Secretary.
MR. SPEAKER - The Senate concur in the Resolution of your honourable body, inviting them to convene in the Representative Chamber on this day, at the hour of 3 o'clock, for the purpose of opening and publishing the several returns of election for Governor.
They have adopted the following Resolution, in which they ask your concurrence: Resolved, That a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, to contract for stationary and fuel for the General Assembly, at the present session. They have appointed on their part Messrs. Sullivan, Casey, and Powell. Ordered, That the House concur in the Resolution. Ordered, That Messrs. Morton, Coalter and King be appointed a committee on the part of this House.
The House adjourned till half past two o'clock.
Evening Session- Mr. Davis presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Marion county, which was read, and referred to the committee on inland navigation. Mr. Hickman presented the petition of Cesar Kenedy, praying the passage of a law authorizing him to erect a
toll bridge over the Swamp at Brown's Ferry, on the south side of the Tennessee river; which was read and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Hickman, Edmondson and Davis.
On the motion of Mr. Lambert, Ordered, that the following resolution be adopted: - "Whereas, much inconvenience is experienced in the county of Baldwin, in consequence of the vacancy in the office of Judge of the county court of said county.
Be it therefore resolved, that the Senate be requested to assemble in the Representative hall on Saturday next, at the hour of 3 o'clock, p.m. for the purpose of electing a Judge of the county court of Baldwin county.
On motion of Mr. Morton, Resolved, That the Senate be informed, that the House of Representatives is now ready to receive them for the purpose of opening and publishing the returns of election for Governor, agreeable to a former resolution; and that the west end of the hall is appropriated for their reception.
Ordered, That Messrs. Creagh and Hallett be added to the Bank Committee.
Ordered That Mr. White be added to the Committee on Inland Navigation.
Mr. Coopwood presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Lawrence County, praying the passage of a law, compelling parties to suits to give security for costs, which was read, and referred to the Judiciary Committee.
On motion of Mr. Lewis, Resolved, That the Judiciary Committee be instructed to inquire into the practicability of extending the boundaries of the counties of Jackson and Decatur into the Cherokee territory, within the limits of this State, so as to make them constitutional counties.
Mr. Martin, of Limestone, obtained leave to introduce a resolution, proposing certain amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alabama, which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.
Mr. Lambert presented the petition of Andrew Dorgan, and Henry Weeks, principal pilots, employed in the outer bar of the Bay of Mobile, which was read, and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Lambert, Barton of Mobile, and Moore.
The Senate having assembled in the hall of this House, agreeably to a resolution, Mr. Speaker proceeded to open and count the votes for Governor, which having been done, he declared JOHN MURPHY, Esq. to have received twelve thousand five hundred and eleven votes; Mr. Speaker, therefore, arose and declared that John Murphy, Esq. was duly and constitutionally elected Governor of the State of Alabama for the ensuing two years. The Senate then withdrew.
On motion of Mr. Williams, Resolved, That a committee be appointed on the part of this House, together with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on His Excellency JOHN MURPHY, and inform him that he is duly elected Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the State of Alabama; and to know when it will be convenient for him to take the necessary oaths of office: whereupon Messrs. Williams and Dellett were appointed said committee. The House adjourned till to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.