Monday, November 28.

Mr. Davis presented the record and proceedings of the circuit court of Franklin county, setting in chancery, in the case of Asa Gaugh vs. Sally Gaugh, which was read and referred to the committee on divorce and alimony.

Mr. Williams, from the committee on privileges and elections, to whom was referred the credentials of the members of this House, have examined the same in part and find the following members are duly returned, and entitled to their seats in this House: to wit,

Stephen Heard, Milcijah Vaughan, Wm. Brandon, Nimrod E. Benson, Wm. McLemore, John S. Bailey, John Brown, Walker K. Baylor, John M. Dupuy, Charles Lewis, Henry Armbrister, John Baxter, Daniel Peyton, Peter Martin, James Davis, Wm. C. Watson, Phil. Fitzpatrick, Phil Coleman, Samuel W. Mardis, Robt. H. Warren, James C. Neil, Julius Sims, Edward J. Lambert, Nathan Cook, Jonathan Jones, John G. Creagh, John W. Bridges, Eldridge S. Greening, Samuel W. Oliver, William Fluker, Willoughby Barton, Thomas L. Hallett, James Saffold, George Coalter, James Dellett, John W. Moore, Bowley


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Conner, Marmaduke Williams, John L. Tindall, Richard Inge, Seth Barton, George Shotwell, Joseph Coe, Geo. Weissinger, R. B. Walthall, Joseph Pickens, Marston Mead, Henry King, and John Vining; in which report the House concurred.

Mr. Martin of Limestone, to whom was referred the petition of John Booth, reported a bill to be entitled an act to change the names of, and legitimate certain persons therein named, which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Mardis presented the account of the coroner of Shelby county, which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Mardis presented the account of John Lawler, of Shelby county, which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Mardis presented the account of Joseph Varnell, constable, which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Davis from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition of George Lyle, reported a bill to be entitled an act, authorizing George Lyle to emancipate a certain slave therein named, was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Dellett obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act to repeal the sixth section of an act, entitled an act concerning writs of error, passed Dec. 1820; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Martin, of Limestone, obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act for the removal and permanently to locate the seat of government for the state of Alabama, agreeably to the twenty-ninth section of the third article of the Constitution; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Speaker laid before the house, the annual report of the treasurer of this state; which was read and referred to the committee on ways and means. Ordered, that one hundred copies thereof be printed for the use of the House.

Mr. Oliver, Chairman of the committee of the whole house, on the Governor's message, reported to this house, for its adoption, the following resolutions, disposing of the various subjects embraced in said communication:

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the compensation of the circuit judges, and the establishment of separate courts of chancery and a distinct supreme court, be referred to the judiciary committee.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the location of the permanent seat of government be referred to  a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Mardis, Pickens, Barton of Tusc. Dellett and Thornton.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the location of the university and the funds thereof, be referred to the committee on schools, colleges, and school and university lands.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the state bank, the establishing of a branch thereof, and the dissolution of the Huntsville bank, be referred to the committee on the state bank.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the expenditures on account of the reception of General Lafayette, togeth-


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er with the accompanying documents, be referred to the committee on accounts.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the militia laws, be referred to the military committee.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the counties of Jackson and Decatur, be referred to the committee on county boundaries.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the dividing line between this and the state of Georgia, together with the accompanying documents, be referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Benson, Lewis and Oliver.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the unsettled accounts with the state of Mississippi, with the accompanying documents, be referred to the committee on accounts.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the communications from other states, on the subject of emancipation and colonization, together with the accompanying documents, be referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Barton of Tusc. Dellett, Creagh and Brandon.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the improvement of the military road, be referred to the committee on roads, bridges and ferries.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the subject of connecting the waters of Tennessee with the waters of the Alabama, as also what may relate to the Muscle Shoals, together with the accompanying documents, be referred to the committee on inland navigation.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the altering the mode of electing the chief magistrate of the nation, be referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Creagh, Pickens, and Crenshaw.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the Indian tribes residing within the limits of this state, be referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Williams, Brandon and Bailey of Montgomery.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the report of the agent heretofore appointed to examine and lease the Salt Springs, together with the accompanying documents thereof, be referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Barton of Mo. Martin of Frank. and Vining.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to a letter from the Governor of the state of Tennessee, respecting the improvement of the navigation of the Tennessee river at the Muscle Shoals, and the opening a communication between the Tennessee and Alabama waters, be referred to the committee on inland navigation.

On motion of Mr. Williams, the House went into the consideration of the report of the memorial of James G. Lyon.

On motion of Mr. Morton, ordered, that said report and resolution lie on the table.

Ordered, that the House be adjourned until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.