Thursday, February 12th.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to amend the laws for raising a revenue, 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 for the relief of tax collectors, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform


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the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act further to enable the county court of Madison to complete the public buildings of said 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, authorising the building of bridges on Santebogue and Pine Barren creeks, in Washington 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 fix the compensation of the members of the General Assembly, 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


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divorce Lucretia Dearmond from James Dearmond, 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 the House of Representatives have passed the following bills, viz.

A bill to amend an act, entitled an act against usury.

A bill to authorise John S. Diven to emancipate his negro slave Robin, alias Robert Long.

A bill concerning the distribution of the laws and journals.

A bill to amend the militia laws and for other purposes.

A bill to incorporate the town of Rodney and for other purposes.

A memorial to the Congress of the United States for the relief of Tandy Walker, and desire their concurrence.

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have also passed a resolution appointing commissioners to make out a road from the town of Blakely to Fort Claiborne, and desire the concurrence of the Council, and he then withdrew.

The Council then adjourned until 4 o'clock instant.

Four o'clock.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act against usury, 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 John S. Divin to emancipate his negro slave Robin, alias Robert Long, 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


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concerning the distribution of the laws and journals, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the town of Rodney, and for other purposes, 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 following bills viz.

A bill to authorise Daniel Reed to emancipate his mulatto slave Rose.

A bill concerning oaths of office.

A bill appointing commissioners to examine and report to the Governor the most eligible scite for the seat of the Territorial Government, and desire their concurrence.


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I am further instructed to inform the Council, that the Governor did, on this day, approve and sign the following acts viz

An act appointing commissioners to select a temporary place for hold the courts in Montgomery county.

An act concerning the style of writs.

An act to authorise Honore Colin to manumit his female slave Rozette, and

An act to alter and extend the boundaries of Marengo county, and he then withdrew.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to amend the militia laws and for other purposes, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the memorial to the Congress of the United States for the relief of Tandy Walker, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives


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thereof.

The Council took into consideration the following resolution, viz.

Resolved by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory in General Assembly convened, That Cyrus Sibley, Charles Hall, Aaron Barlow, Samuel Dale, James Earl, Pascal Harrison and Peter Randon, be, and are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out and mark a road from the town of Blakely to Fort Claiborne, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

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

Friday February 13th.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Council took in consideration the bill to be entitled an act appointing commissioners to examine and report to the Governor, the most eligible scite for the seat of the Territorial Government, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform


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the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act to authorise Daniel Reed to enamcipate his mulatto slave Rose 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, concerning oaths of office, 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 Governor did, on this day approve and sign the following acts, viz

An act to authorise the change of venue in real actions.

An act to alter the mode of assessing and collecting taxes in the counties of Washington and Montgomery.


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An act to amend the laws for the punishment of crimes and misdemeanors.

A joint resolution authorising the Governor to draw upon the state of Mississippi for any monies due the Alabama Territory.

An act to authorise the Trustees of the St. Stephens Academy to raise a fund by lottery, for the use of said Academy.

A act to authorise the administrators of James Allsup dec. to sell real estate.

An act extending the right of representation to certain counties therein named.

An act to authorise the administrators of William Gillam dec. to sell real estate.

An act to establish the counties of Marion and Conecuh.

An act for the relief of James Caller.

An act to divorce Lucretia Dearmond from James Dearmond.

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.


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An act to establish the Tombeckbe Bank in the town of St. Stephens.

An act to provide for Attorneys General and to establish their districts, and

An act to alter and amend an act entitled an act to establish a Bank at Huntsville, and he then withdrew.

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 a bill making appropriations to certain persons therein named, and a joint resolution requiring the President of the Council and Speaker of the House of Representatives jointly to sign and transmit to the President of the United States a certificate containing the names of the persons nominated in the different Council Districts, with the number of votes and the district for which they were nominated, together with a transcript of the joint resolution of both Houses, dividing the Territory into


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Council districts, and

A resolution making it the duty of the Clerk of the House of Representatives to take and safely keep the books, papers, &c., of both Houses, until the meeting of the next Legislature, and desire their concurrence, and he then withdrew.

The Council took into consideration the bill to be entitled an act making appropriations to certain persons therein named, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the joint resolution, respecting the books and papers of the General Assembly, and resolved that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council took into consideration the joint resolution requiring the President of the Legislative Council, (and the Speaker of the House) of Representatives to jointly certify to the President of the


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United States, the persons nominated for members of Council, in the different Council Districts, and resolve that the same do pass.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council then adjourned until 3 o'clock, instant.

3 o'clock.

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 a resolution making an appropriation in favor of the Sergeant at Arms, and desire their concurrence.

I am also instructed to inform the Legislative Council that the Governor did, on this day approve and sign the following acts and resolution viz.

An act concerning the distribution of the laws and journals.

An act to amend an act,


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concerning Usury.

An act authorising the building of bridges on Santebogue and Pine Barren creeks in Washington county.

A resolution appointing commissioners to mark out a road from the town of Blakely to Fort Claiborne.

An act to amend the militia laws and for other purposes.

An act to authorise John S. Divin to emancipate his negro slave Robin, alias Robert Long.

An act to incorporate the town of Rodney, and for other purposes.

An act, further to enable the county court of Madison to complete the public buildings of said county.

An act to amend the laws for raising a revenue.

An act to fix the compensation of the members of the General Assembly, and

An act for the relief of tax collectors, and he then withdrew.

The Council took into consideration the resolution making an appropriation for the Sergeant at arms, and resolved that the same do pass.

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the House of Representatives thereof.

The Council then adjourned until 9 o'clock to-morrow.

Saturday, February 14th.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

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 resolution increasing the compensation of the door keepers, to which they desire their concurrence, and he then withdrew.

Resolved that the Council concur in the above resolution.

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 Governor did, on this day, approve and sign


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the following acts, viz.

An act appointing commissioners to examine and report to the Governor, the most eligible scite for the seat of the Territorial Government.

A act to authorize Daniel Reed, to emancipate his mulatto slave Rose.

An act making appropriations to certain persons therein mentioned.

An act concerning oaths of office.

A resolution making allowance for the Sergeant at Arms; and

A joint resolution making allowance for the Door Keepers; and he then withdrew.

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 having completed the business before them, are now ready to adjourn; and he then withdrew.

The President adjourned the Legislative Council sine die.

ATTEST,

CURTIS HOOKS, Sec'y