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Thursday, November 24, 1825.

Mr. Greening, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of the administrators of the estate of John Bell, deceased, reported a bill to be entitled, An act to authorise the administrators of John Bell, deceased, lately of the county of Conecuh, to convey certain real estate therein named, which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Watson presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Henry and Dale counties, praying the passage of a law to attach part of Henry County to Dale County, which was read and referred to the Committee on County Boundaries.

Mr. Martin, of Limestone, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of Jim Kindell, a man of colour, praying to be emancipated, together with the accompanying document, have had the same under consideration, and beg leave to report, that the prayer of the petitioner is unreasonable, and ought not to be granted; in which report the House concurred.

Ordered, That Mr. Vining be added to the Committee on County Boundaries.

Ordered, That Messrs. Thornton and Coalter be added to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Ordered, That Mr. Lambert be added to the Committee on Inland Navigation.

Ordered, That Messrs. Williams and Barton of Tuscaloosa be added to he Judiciary Committee.

Ordered, That Mr. Sims be added to the Military Committee.

Mr. Martin, of Limestone, presented the accounts of Covington Edmondson, late Jailor of Limestone County, which were severally read and referred to the Committee on Accounts.

Mr. Benson presented the accounts of William Holbrooks, Jailor of Autauga County, which were severally read, and referred to the Committee on Accounts.

Mr. Benson presented the account of Marble Stone, Jailor of Montgomery County, which was read, and referred to the Committee on Accounts.

Mr. Benson presented the account of John Moody, late Jailor of Montgomery County, which was read, and referred to the Committee on Accounts.

Mr. Benson presented the accounts of John N. Giddens, late Jailor of Montgomery County, which were read, and referred to the Committee on Accounts.

Mr. Benson presented the account of Stephen Coleman, late Jailor of Montgomery County, which was read, and referred to the Committee on Accounts.

Mr. Benson presented the account of John Moody, which was read, and referred to the Committee on Accounts.

Mr. Creagh presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Mobile, Washington, Clarke, Wilcox and Marengo, praying the passage of a law authorizing the opening of a road from the town of Tuscaloosa to the city of Mobile, which was read, and referred to the Committee on Roads, Bridges, and Ferries.


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Mr. Creagh presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Clarke County, praying the passage of a law authorizing the extension of the boundaries of said county, which was read, and referred to the Committee on County Boundaries.

Mr. Creagh presented the account of John Beckham, Sheriff of Clarke County, which was read, and referred to the Committee on Accounts.

Mr. Martin, of Frank. presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Marion County, praying the passage of a law to keep in repair that part of the military road which runs through said county, which was read, and referred to the Committee on Roads, Bridges and Ferries.

Mr. Martin of Laud. presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Lauderdale County, praying the passage of a law authorizing the establishment of an election precinct at the house of William Middleton, in the town of Waterloo in said county, which was read and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Martin of Laud. Coopwood and White.

Mr. Vining presented the petition of John P. Neal, Agent of William A. Powell, praying the passage of a law authorizing the emancipation of a certain slave therein named, which was read, and referred to the Committee of Propositions and Grievances.

Mr. Martin of Laud. presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Lauderdale County, praying the passage of a law authorizing the opening of a road; which was read, and referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Martin of Laud. Edmondson, Coe, Vaughan, and Armbrister.

Mr. Cook presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Pike County, praying the passage of a law to annex a part of Pike County to that of Butler County; which was read, and referred to the Committee on County Boundaries.

Mr. Martin of Laud. presented the petition of David Tuppance, praying the passage of a law to authorize the said David Tuppance to change the name of Tuppance to that of Richardson; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Propositions and Grievances.

Mr. McNeill presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Autauga County, praying the passage of a law altering the mode of electing assessors and tax-collectors in said county; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Propositions and Grievances.

Mr. Barton, of Mobile, presented the account of William D. Stone, Sheriff of Mobile County; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Accounts.

Mr. Mead presented the account of the Sheriff of Blount County; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Accounts.

A bill to be entitled, An act authorizing Jacob Johnson to emancipate a certain slave therein named, was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A resolution proposing certain amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alabama, was read a second time. On motion of Mr. Martin, of Lime. Ordered, That said resolution lie on the table; and that 100 copies thereof be printed for the use of this House.


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Mr. Morton obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, An act to prohibit the further granting licenses for gaming tables; which was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Watson presented the account of John Bird, sen. Deputy Sheriff of Henry County; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Accounts.

Mr. Bailey, of Laud. obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, An act to incorporate the town of Florence; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time on Saturday next.

Mr. Martin of Limes. presented the petition of John Booth, praying the passage of a law to change the names of sundry persons therein named; which was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Martin of Limes. Coalter, and Davis.

Mr. Fluker presented the accounts of the Sheriff of Marengo County; which were severally read, and referred to the Committee on Accounts.

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 to wait on the Governor elect, and notify him of his election, and ascertain when it may suit the convenience of his Excellency to take the necessary oaths of office; they have appointed on their part Messrs. Crabb and Bagby.

"They also concur in the resolution of the House of Representatives, proposing to go into the election of a Judge of the County Court of Baldwin County on Saturday next, at the hour of 3 o'clock P. M.; and then he withdrew."

Mr. Barton, of Tusc. presented the account of Wm. Y. Glover, Sheriff of Tuscaloosa County; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Accounts.

Mr. Bridges presented the petition of Abel Davis, Administrator of Daniel Davis, deceased, praying the passage of a law to authorize him to sell certain real estate; which was read and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Bridges, Fluker and Sims.

Ordered, That Mr. Lewis be added to the Committee on County Boundaries.

Mr. Benson presented the petition of Samuel N. Graham, praying the passage of a law to remunerate him for a slave murdered; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Propositions and Grievances.

Mr. Coleman presented the account of David C. Fraser, Jailer of St. Clair County; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Accounts.

The Speaker laid before the House the Memorial of Sarah P. Chotard; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. William, from the joint committee appointed on the part of this House, to act 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, have performed their duty; and received for answer, that he will be ready on to-morrow, at the hour of 12 o'clock, to take the necessary oaths of office.


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On motion of Mr. Williams, Resolved That the Judiciary Committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of dividing the State into more compact and convenient Judicial Courts, with leave to report by bill or otherwise.

On motion of Mr. Martin, of Limes. Resolved, That the Committee on Roads, Bridges, and Ferries be instructed to inquire into the expediency of requiring by law the keeping open for the purposes of pass-ways, the range and township lines throughout the State, with leave to report by bill or otherwise.

The House adjourned till to-morrow 10 o'clock.