Wednesday, November 30.

Mr. Mead obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act, provide for the payment of petit jurors in the county of Blount, and other purposes; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Coe presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Lawrence county, praying the passage of a law making alterations in a road; which was read and referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Coe, Martin of Lime. and Davis.

James G. Lyon, a member from Washington county, appeared, was qualified and took his seat.

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

Mr. Martin of Laud. presented the account of Joseph M. Baker, sheriff of Lauderdale county, which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Tate, from the committee on inland navigation, to whom was referred a resolution of this House instructing them to inquire into the expediency of amending an act for improving the navigation of the port and harbor of Mobile, reported a bill to be entitled an act for im-


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proving the navigation of the port and harbor of Mobile, which was read a first time and ordered to be read a 2d time tomorrow.

Mr. Warren obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to prevent the removal of cattle up the country at certain seasons of the year,  which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a 2d time to-morrow.

Mr. Heard obtained leave to introduce a bill to entitled an act to alter the times of holding the county courts in the county of Morgan, which was read a first time and ordered to be read a 2d time to-morrow.

Mr. Coe presented the petition of Matt. Armstrong, praying the passage of a law to legitimate and change the name of a certain person therein named, which was read and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

Mr. Vining from the committee on propositions and grievances, to whom was referred the petition of Leasa Lewis, reported a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Leasa Lewis, which was read a first time; and the rule requiring all bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with by four-fifths of the members present, it was read the second time forthwith, and referred to the judiciary committee.

Ordered, that Mr. Broadnax be added to the committee on propositions and grievances.

Ordered, that Messrs. Coalter, Martin of Frank. Mardis, and Barton of Mobile be added to the judiciary committee.

Ordered, that Messrs. Martin of F. and Oliver be added to the committee on schools, colleges and universities & school & university lands.

The Speaker laid before the House the census of the white population of this State for the years 1820 and 1824. Ordered, That 100 copies thereof be printed for the use of this House.

Ordered, That Mr. Coalter be added to the committee on inland navigation.

Mr. Coopwood from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of Harvey Dillahunty, Administrator of John L. Viser, deceased, reported a bill to be entitled, an act to authorize Harvey Dillahunty, Administrator of John L. Viser, deceased, to sell the certificate for a quarter section of land therein described; which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Administrators of the estate of John Bell, deceased, late of the county of Conecuh, to convey certain real estate therein named, was taken up. Mr. Greening moved to amend said bill by adding thereto a preamble, which was carried. Ordered, That said bill be committed to the judiciary committee.

Ordered, That Mr. Benson be added to the bank committee.

Engrossed bills of the following titles, to wit :

An act authorizing the county court of Limestone county, to make certain allowances therein named; An act regulating the mode of summoning jurors for Greene county; were severally read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the titles be as aforesaid. Ordered, That the titles be changed from that of bills to that of acts. Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

A bill to be entitled an act, to change the name of, and legitimate certain persons therein named, was read a second time. Mr. Martin of

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Laud. moved to amend said bill, by adding thereto an additional section -  which was adopted. Ordered, That said bill lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Barton of Tusc. Resolved, That the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the law respecting leases, as will more effectually secure the landlord the reception of the rents.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lyon:

MR. SPEAKER - The Senate have adopted the following resolution in which they desire your concurrence: Resolved, That a joint committee of three members, 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 examine into the situation of the state arsenal and the state arms therein, with leave to report by bill or otherwise. They have appointed on their part, Messrs. Crabb, Clay and Irwin; and then he withdrew. In which resolution the House concurred; whereupon Messrs. Davis, Greening and Broadnax were appointed said committee.

On motion of Mr. Hallett, Resolved, That the committee on the state bank be instructed to examine the Charter of the Bank of the State of Alabama, for the purpose of ascertaining whether it is expedient, at this session of the general assembly, to amend the said Charter for the more effectual security of the public funds of this state, and that said committee be also instructed to report to this house by bill or otherwise.

Ordered, That Mr. Broadnax be added to the military committee.

Bills of the following titles: to wit,

A bill to be entitled an act, authorizing George Lile to emancipate a certain slave therein named; A bill to be entitled an act, for the removal and permanently to locate the seat of government for the state of Alabama, agreeable to the twenty-ninth section of the third article of the constitution; A bill to be entitled an act, to establish an election precinct in the county therein named; A bill to be entitled an act, to establish certain election precincts therein named; were severally read a second time and ordered to lie on the table.

 A bill to be entitled an act to repeal the sixth section of an act, entitled an act, concerning writs of error, passed December, 1820, was read a second time and committed to the judiciary committee.

A bill to be entitled an act, to emancipate certain persons therein mentioned was read a second time and referred to the judiciary committee

A bill to be entitled an act, providing for the registration of deeds, grants &c &c. was read a second time, and referred to the judiciary committee.

A bill to be entitled an act, to give justices of the peace jurisdiction of breaches of the peace, was read a second time. Mr. Creagh moved that the further consideration thereof be postponed till the first Monday in June next; which was decided in the affirmative - yeas 41 nays 22

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

Mr. Speaker

Coe

Fitzpatrick

Lyon

Oliver

       Bailey of M.

Cook

Fluker

Mardis

Pickens

       Barton of Mo.

Conner

Greening

Martin of Li.

Saffold

       Barton of Tus

Creagh

Hickman

Mead

Sims, Tate

       Benson

Crenshaw

Inge

McLemore

Thornton

       Brandon

Dellett

Jones

McNeill

Vaughan

       Bridges

Dupuy

King

Moore

Vining

       Coalter

Edmondson

Lambert

Neill

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Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Armbrister

Coleman

Lewis

Peyton

Watson

       Baylor

Coopwood

Martin of Fr.

Shotwell

Weissinger

       Baxter

Davis

Martin of La.

Tindall

White

       Broadnax

Hallett

Morton

Walthall

Williams- 22

       Brown

Heard

 

Mr. Bridges presented the account of Ephraim Pharr, sheriff of Wilcox county, which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

A bill to be entitled an act, declaring Paint Rock River a public highway, was read a second time and referred to the committee on inland navigation.

A bill to be entitled, an act altering the manner of executing Scire Facias, was read a second time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

On motion of Mr. Thornton, Resolved ,That the Judiciary Committee be requested to inquire into the expediency of repealing so much of the law passed on the 18th December, 1812, entitled, an act concerning the assignment of Bonds, Notes &c. and for other purposes; as read in the following words: "as in cases of Inland Bills of Exchange;" which words are the concluding words of the first section of the above recited act.

On motion of Mr. Martin of Frank. Resolved That the Judiciary Committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of passing a law authorizing the Circuit Court to dismiss from office Justices of the Peace, and Constables who may be convicted by a Jury of malpractice or gross negligence in office.

A bill to be entitled an act the more effectually to prevent trading with slaves, was read a second time, and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

A bill to be entitled, an act appointing a commissioner for the town of Monticello, in the county of Pike, and for other purposes, was read a second time. Mr. Mead moved to amend said bill by adding thereto an additional section, which was adopted. Ordered, That the same be engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Barton of Mobile, resolved that the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of revising, amending and reducing into one, the several acts now of force in relation to the office, powers and duties of justices of the peace and constables, with leave to report by bill or otherwise.

On motion of Mr. Oliver, resolved that the committee on county boundaries be directed to inquire into the expediency of making a new county, by taking part from the counties of Conecuh, Monroe, Wilcox and Butler and that they have leave to report by bill or otherwise.

Ordered, that Mr. Heard be added to the judiciary committee.

Ordered, that Mr. Moore be added to the com. on county boundaries.

The House adjourned until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.