JOURNAL

Of the house of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, began and held at the town of St. Stephens, in said Territory, on the first Monday in November- it being the second day of said month, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, and forty third year of American Independence; in conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, passed the third day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, entitled "An Act to establish a separate Territorial government for the eastern part of the Mississippi Territory."

On this day being the day appointed by law for the meeting of the said General Assembly the following members of the house of Representatives appeared, produced the necessary credentials and took their seats (to-wit:)

From the County of Baldwin- Henry B. Slade.

From the county of Blount- Isaac Brown.

From the county of Cahaba.- Littlepage Syms

From the County of Clarke- Neal Smith, Wm.Walton.

From the county of Conecuh- Richard Warren.

From the county of Cotaco-Melkijah Vaughan.

From the county of Dallas- Edwin D. King.

From the county of Limestone- Benj. Murrell.

From the county of Madison- Clement C. Clay. James. V. Walker, Samuel Walker.

From the county of Marengo- Wm. Anderson.

From the county of Mobile- Alvan Robishow.

From the county of Marion.- Charles Hudspeth.


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From the County of Montgomery- Philip Fritzpatrick.

From the county of Shelby- Jesse Wilson.

From the county of Tuskaloosa- Julius H. Sims.

From the county of Washington- John F. Everitt, Abner S. Lipscomb.

And a quorum consisting of a majority of the whole number of members being present, the house proceeded in the absence of the Speaker, to the choice of a Chairman.

Whereupon, Clement C. Clay, Esq. a representative for the county of Madison, was duly chosen, and was accordingly conducted to the chair.

On motion of Mr. Everitt.

Resolved, That this house do now proceed to the appointment of a Speaker.

Whereupon, John W. Walker, a member from the county of Madison, was duly appointed and conducted to the chair; from whence he made his acknowledgments to the house.

On motion of Mr. Clay.

Resolved, That this house do now proceed to the election of a Door-keeper, and that Messrs. S. Walker and Syms, of Cahaba, be appointed tellers to conduct and report on said election; and upon counting he ballots, if appeared that Littleberry Vaughan was duly elected.

Mr. Speaker laid before the house, a letter from Samuel Smith, the sergeant at arms, resigning that office, which resignation was accepted.

Ordered, That the clerk do inform the Council, that this house have formed a quorum, elected John W. Walker, Esq. a representative from the county of Madison, speaker, and Mr. Littleberry Vaughan, door-keeper, and are now ready to proceed to business.


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A message from the council by Mr. Martin their secretary.

"MR SPEAKER,

I am instructed to inform the House of Representatives that the Legislative Council is met, and have elected Peter Martin their secretary, in place of Curtis Hooks, resigned, and Matthew Lafoy their door-keeper; and are now ready to proceed to business."

And then he withdrew.

On motion of Mr. Clay.

Resolved, That a committee of two members be appointed to wait on his Excellency, the Governor of the Territory, with such committee as may be appointed for that purpose by the Council, and inform him that a quorum of both houses have met, and are now ready to receive any communication he may please to make.

Whereupon, Messrs. Clay and Fitzpatrick were appointed.

Ordered, That the clerk inform the council thereof.

On motion of Mr. Everitt,

Resolved, That a committee of three members be appointed from this house, with such committee as may be appointed by the Legislative council, to examine and report the most eligible and convenient rooms that can be obtained for the accommodation of both houses of the General Assembly, as well as the terms on which such rooms can be had.

Whereupon, Messrs. Everitt, Clay and S. Walker, were appointed.

Ordered, That the clerk inform the council thereof.

Mr. Clay gave notice that he would, on tomorrow, move the following resolution, viz;

Resolved, by the Legislative council and


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house of Representatives of the Alabama Territory in General Assembly convened, That the joint rule for the government of both houses "No. 15" be and the same is hereby repealed.

A message from the Legislative council by Mr. Martin their secretary.

MR SPEAKER,

I am instructed to inform the house of Representatives, that Messrs. Phillips and Wilson have been appointed a joint committee on the part of the council, to wait on the Governor, and inform him, that a quorum of both houses is met, and ready to proceed to business; and to receive such communication as he may be pleased to make.

They have also appointed Mr. Gayle and Mr. Chambers a joint committee to act with the committee appointed by the house of Representatives, to examine and report the most eligible and convenient rooms that can be obtained for the accommodation of both houses of the General Assembly, as well as the terms upon which such rooms can be had."

And then he withdrew.

On motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick, the house adjourned until tomorrow morning 10 o'clock.