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Monday, January 26.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Coleman, their Clerk.

"Mr. President,

I am authorised to inform the Legislative Council, that they have passed the bill entitled an act, to divorce Elizabeth Bennett, from her husband James Bennett, and desire their concurrence; I am also instructed to inform the Legislative Council that they have given leave to introduce the following bills, viz.

A bill to alter and fix the Western boundary of Madison county, and to divide the county of Elk.

A bill to amend the act, entitled an act against Usury.

A bill to incorporate the Trustees of the St. Stephens Academy.

A bill for the better regulation of Judicial Proceedings.

A bill to abolish the right of Survivorship in all cases.

A bill to amend the laws now in force respecting public Roads, and for other purposes, and


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A bill to provide for the better government of the town of Blakely.

and he then withdrew.

The Council then adjourned until tomorrow ten o'clock.

Tuesday, January 27th.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

A Message from the house of Representatives by Mr. Coleman, their Clerk.

"Mr. President,

I am instructed to inform the Legislative Council that the House of Representatives have passed the bill entitled an act concerning public printing, and desire their concurrence.

and he then withdrew.

The Council then adjourned until tomorrow 10 o'clock.

Wednesday, January 28th.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment,

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Coleman, their Clerk,

"Mr. President ,

I am instructed to inform the Legislative Council that the House of


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Representatives have adopted the following resolution; viz :

Resolved, that with the concurrence of the Legislative Council, both Houses will meet in the Representative chamber, on tomorrow at 11 o'clock, and proceed to the election of a delegate to congress.

January 27th, 1818.

and he then withdrew.

Whereupon said resolution was taken into consideration and was concurred in.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council then repaired to the Representative chamber, where they proceeded to the election, and on counting the votes, John Crowell Esq. was duly elected.

The Council then withdrew to their chamber.

A Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Coleman their Clerk.

"Mr. President,

I am directed to inform the Legislative Council that the House of Representatives have passed the bill


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to abolish the right of survivorship in all cases, and desire their concurrence,

and then he withdrew.

The council then adjourned until to-morrow 10 o'clock.

Thursday, January 29th.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Council took into consideration the following bills, viz.

A bill to abolish the right of survivorship in all cases.

A bill to amend the laws concerning public printing, and

A bill to divorce Elizabeth Bennett form James Bennett, her husband, and Resolved that the same do pass,

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Coleman, their Clerk.

Mr. President,

I am directed to inform the Legislative Council that the House of Representatives have passed the memorial addressed to the Congress of the United States on the subject of


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the memorial of the Mississippi Convention, and The bill respecting public roads, and desire their concurrence, and he then withdrew.

The Council then adjourned until to-morrow 10 o'clock.

Friday, January 30th.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Council took into consideration the memorial to the Congress of the United States, on the subject of the memorial of the Mississippi convention, and Resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council then took into consideration the bill to amend the laws now in force, respecting public roads, and Resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council then adjourned until to-morrow 10 o'clock.

Saturday, January 31st.


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The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

A Message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Coleman, their Clerk.

Mr. President,

I am instructed to inform the Legislative Council, that the House of Representatives have passed the following bills, viz

A bill to alter and amend an act to establish a Bank at Huntsville.

A bill to be entitled an act to establish the counties of Blount, Tuskaloosa, and Marengo.

A bill to be entitled an act to establish the western and southern boundaries of Madison County, and to establish the counties of Limestone and Lauderdale.

A bill for the better regulation of judicial proceedings, and

A bill to be entitled an act to establish the counties of Cotaco, Lawrence and Franklin and desire their concurrence, and he then withdrew.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Coleman, their Clerk.

Mr. President,


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I am instructed to inform the Legislative Council, that the House of Representatives have adopted a resolution, prescribing the credentials of the Delegate to Congress, and desire their concurrence, and he then withdrew.

Resolved that the Council concur in the resolution adopted by the House of Representatives, prescribing credentials for the Delegate to Congress.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council then adjourned until 10 o'clock on Monday next.