Thursday, November 23, 1820.

Mr. Coats, presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Perry, praying that a part of said county may be added to Greene county, which was received and on motion, Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee on county boundaries.

Mr. Isaac Brown, from the committee on county boundaries, reported that the petition for forming a new county out of Montgomery, Autauga and Dallas is unreasonable; in which report the House concurred.

Mr. Armstrong of Mobile, from the select committee to which was referred the petition of the Bank of Mobile, reported the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a bank in the town of Mobile, passed at St. Stephens the 20th of November 1818, which was read a first time, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

Mr. Armstrong of Mobile, from the select committee to which was referred the petition of certain inhabitants of Mobile, praying the incorporation of an aqueduct company, reported the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate an aqueduct company in the city of Mobile, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow. Mr. Chambers obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of certain lessees of school land in Madison county, which was read a first time and ordered for a second reading to-morrow. Mr. Chapman obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act to authorise the Governor to dispose of the public arms of this state, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Farmer: Mr. Speaker, The Senate concur in the resolution proposed by your honorable body, that the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama will on Thursday the 23d of this instant assemble in the Representatives Hall for the purpose of electing a Comptroller and Treasurer, and have amended the same by striking out between the word "Comptroller" and the word "Treasurer" the word "and," and by adding to said resolution the words "and a public printer."


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Mr. Abercrombie obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act establishing the county of Henderson, which was read a first time, and on motion Ordered, that the said bill be referred to the committee on County Boundaries.

Ordered, that the Senate be informed that this House are now ready to unite with them in the election of Comptroller, Treasury and Public Printer; whereupon the Senate being assembled in the Hall of the House of Representatives, the two Houses proceeded jointly to the election of Comptroller, and all the members present voting for Samuel Pickens, the Speaker announced him unanimously elected.

The General Assembly proceeded to the election of Treasurer, Jack F. Ross and Willis Roberts in nomination. Those who voted for Jack F. Ross, Esq. are Messrs. Connor, Davis, Farmer, Garth, Gause, Gaines, Harwell, Hogg, Seabury, Sims, Terrell, Trotter, Watkins and Ware, (Representatives) Mr. Speaker, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Coleman, Draughon, Dale, Doxey, Davis, Edmundson, Evans, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Isbell, Jackson, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Morton, McVay, Mims, Rather, Shackleford, Smoot, and Tagert- 48. Those who voted for Willis Roberts are Messrs. President, Casey, Chambers, Hanby, Herbert, Hodges, Metcalf, Ringgold, Rose, (of the House of Representatives.) Messrs. Abercrombie, Benson, Cleveland, Coats, Duke, Hill, Holderness, Leake, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Marion, Perry, Perkins, Sargent Vining, Walker, and Weedon- 26. Whereupon Mr. Speaker announced Jack F. Ross duly elected Treasurer of the State.

The two Houses then proceeded to the election of a Public Printer, William B. Allen and Augustina Parsons being in nomination. Those who voted for William B. Allen, are Messrs. Chambers, Connor, Farmer, Garth, Gaines, Harwell, Hodges, Metcalf, Ringgold, Rose, Seabury, Sims, Terrell, Trotter, Watkins, Ware, (Representatives) Messrs Speaker, Armstrong of Mobile, Bigham, Bailey, Col. John Brown, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Draughon, Dale, Davis, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Holderness, Leake, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Marion, McVay, Mims, Perry, Shackleford, Sargent, Smoot, Tagert, Vining, and Weedon- 44. Those who voted for Augustina Parsons are, Mr. President, Messrs. Casey Davis, Gause, Hanby Herbert, Hogg ( Representatives) Messrs Abercrombie, Armstrong of Conecuh, Benson, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Cleveland, Doxey, Duke, Edmundson, Evans, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Isbell, Jackson, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Morton, Perkins, Rather, and Walker- 30. Whereupon the Speaker announced that William B. Allen, Esq. was duly elected Public Printer of this State. And then the Senate withdrew.

Mr. Jackson introduced the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the town of Washington, in the county of Autauga, which was read a first time; and, on motion, Ordered, That said bill be made the order of the day for its second reading on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act approving the decision of the Circuit Court of Madison, pronounced at September term, 1820, divorcing Nancy Cleft from her husband Jesse Cleft was read a second time.


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and, on motion, Ordered, That said bill be committed to the Judiciary Committee.

A bill to be entitled an act to alter the mode of voting at elections by the people, was read a second time, and committed to a committee of the whole House, and made the order of the day on Monday.

Mr. Chapman, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported, that the committee had examined "The bill to provide for the public printing, and for other purposes," and that the same was duly enrolled.

In pursuance to order the House resolved itself into a committee of the whole House, Mr. Perry in the chair, on the bill to incorporate the Steam-Boat Navigation Company of Alabama ; and after some time spent in the consideration thereof, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Perry reported the said bill with amendments in which the House concurred. On motion, Ordered, That the said bill be made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Farmer: Mr. Speaker, The Senate have passed an "act to change the name of and legitimate certain persons therein named," which originated in your honourable body.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Casey: Mr. Speaker, The Senate have passed the following bills: to wit. An act declaring the Oaktuppa Creek a navigable stream; An act authorising a review of Flint River; and an act authorising a lottery for the navigation of the Buttahachee River; to which they desire your concurrence. A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the government of the town of Blakeley, was taken up. On motion, the House resolved itself into a committee of the whole House of the said bill, Mr. Walker in the chair; and after some time spent in the consideration thereof, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Walker reported, that the committee of the whole had said bill under consideration, and had made sundry amendments thereto, and asked leave to sit again on to-morrow, which the House granted.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Williams, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker, The Senate have passed the following bills: An act to provide for the appointment of electors of President and Vice-President of the United States, - and have amended the same by striking out in the third and fourth lines of the first section the words "twenty-second," inserting in lieu thereof the words "twenty-fifth;" and an act to provide for a renewal of the loan effected in the Planters' and Merchants' Bank of Huntsville for and in behalf of this state:" both of which bills originated in your honourable body. They have also passed a bill entitled an act providing for two election precincts in the county of Jackson; to which they desire your concurrence.

And then the House adjourned till ten o'clock to-morrow.