Monday, February 9th.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to authorise Honore Colin to manumit his female slave Rozette, and resolved that the same do pass.


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Ordered that the Secretary do inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act for the relief of James Caller, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to establish districts for the several attorneys General of this Territory, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the bill entitled an act, appointing commissioners to select a temporary place for holding the courts in Montgomery county, 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.


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Mr. President,

I am directed to inform the Legislative Council, that the House of Representatives have passed the following bills, memorial and resolution, viz.

A bill to be entitled an act to appoint commissioners to ascertain and report the nearest suitable and practicable route for a road from the Falls of the Tuskaloosa to the Tennessee River.

A bill to be entitled an act concerning the style of writs.

A bill to be entitled an act to alter and extend the boundaries of Marengo county.

A joint resolution authorising the Governor to take such measures as he may deem proper, to draw upon the Mississippi State for the amount of money which may be due to the Alabama Territory, under the act of Congress establishing a separate Territorial Government for the Eastern part of the Mississippi Territory.

The Memorial addressed to the Congress of the United States, on the subject of internal improvement, and desire their concurrence.


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I am also directed to inform the Legislative Council, that his Excellency has approved and signed the following acts, viz.

An act to establish the county of Dallas.

An act authorising the taking of the census of the Alabama Territory.

An act concerning certain Islands in the River Tennessee.

And I am further directed to inform the Legislative Council that his excellency has this day disapproved of an act to alter and amend an act entitled an act to establish a Bank at Huntsville, and returned the same to this House with his objections, and he then withdrew.

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

Tuesday February 10th.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Council took into consideration the joint resolution, authorising the Governor to draw upon the state of Mississippi for any monies due the Alabama Territory, and resolved to concur in the same.


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Ordered that the Secretary, inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act concerning the style of writs, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to alter and extend the boundaries of Marengo county, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to appoint commissioners to ascertain and report the most suitable and practicable route for a road from the falls of the Tuskaloosa to the Tennessee river, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

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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 resolution.

Resolved that with the concurrence of Legislative Council both Houses will meet in the Representative chamber, at the hour of 11 o'clock inst. and proceed to nominate six persons to the President of the United States, one of whom to be appointed in the third, one in the fourth, and one in the fifty Council District, as members of the Legislative Council, and he then withdrew.

Resolved that the Council concur in the above resolution.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council then repaired to the Representative chamber and took the seats allotted them. Where up-on counting the votes, George Philips, Joseph Howard, Matthew Wilson, Joseph P. Kennedy, John Gayle, and Reuben Saffold, stood


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highest in nomination and were pronounced duly elected, and ordered that their names be sent to the President of the United States.

The Council then withdrew to their chamber.

The Council took into consideration the memorial to the Congress of the United State on the subject of internal improvement, 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 instructed to inform the Legislative Council, that his Excellency has this day approved and signed the following act viz

An act concerning writs of error.

An act to alter and amend an act concerning escheats, and

An act to incorporate the St. Stephens Steam Boat Company, and he then withdrew.

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


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Mr. President, I am directed to inform the Legislative Council that the House of Representatives have passed the following bills, viz

A bill to be entitled an act to alter the mode of assessing and collecting taxes in the counties of Washington, and Montgomery.

A bill to be entitled an act to alter and amend the laws for the punishment of crimes and misdeameanors.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorise the administrators of William Gillam dec. to sell real estate.

A bill to be entitled an act to establish the counties of Marion and Conecuh.

A bill to entitled an act to authorise the administrators of James Allsup deceased to sell real estate.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorise the trustees of the St. Stephens Academy, to raise a fund by lottery for the use of said Academy.

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

A bill to be entitled an act to establish the Alabama Bank in the


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town of St. Stephens, and

A bill to be entitled an act to authorise the change of venue in real actions, and he then withdrew.

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

Wednesday, February 11th.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to establish the counties of Marion and Conecuh, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to authorise the trustees of the St. Stephens Academy to raise a fund by lottery, for the use of said Academy, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to alter and amend an act to establish a Bank at Huntsville, and resolved


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that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to authorise the administrators of James Allsup dec. to sell real estate, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to alter and amend the laws for the punishment of crimes and misdemeanors, 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 be entitled an act to alter the mode of assessing and collecting taxes in the counties of Washington and Montgomery, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.


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The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to authorise the administrators of William Gillam dec. to sell real estate, and resolved that the same do pass with an amendment.

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 following bills, viz.

A bill to amend the laws for raising a revenue.

A bill to fix the compensation of the members of the General Assembly.

A bill to be entitled an act, authorising the building of bridges on Santebogue and Pine Barren creeks, in Washington County.

A bill for the relief of tax collectors, and

A bill further to enable the county court of Madison to complete the


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public buildings of said county, and desire their concurrence, and he then withdrew.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to authorise the change of venue in real actions, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to establish the Alabama Bank in the town of St. Stephens, and resolved that the same do pass with an amendment.

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 concurred in their amendment to the bill to be entitled an act to establish the Alabama Bank in the town of St. Stephens, and

A bill to be entitled an act to anthorise the administrators of William Gillam deceased, to sell real


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estate, and he then withdrew.

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 a bill to divorce Lucretia Dearmond from James Dearmond her husband, and desire their concurrence, and he then withdrew.

The Council then adjourned until 10 o'clock tomorrow.