Tuesday, November 28.

Mr. Perry presented the petition of David and Nicholas Crocheron, praying additional compensation for building the State House, which was received and on motion, Ordered, That said petition be referred to a select committee, whereupon Messrs. Perry, McKinley and Jackson were appointed said committee.

Mr. Chapman, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that the committee had examined the bill entitled an act, incorporating the Steam Boat Company of Alabama," and find the same correctly enrolled.

Mr. Isaac Brown, from the committee on county boundaries, reported the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act, establishing election precincts in the counties of Dallas and Perry, and for other purposes which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Isaac Brown, from the committee on county boundaries, to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Perry, reported the prayer of the petitioner unreasonable in which report the House concurred.

Mr. Murphy, from the committee of ways and means, to whom was referred the bill to be entitled an act, to authorise the issuing of Treasury notes, reported the said bill with amendments, in which the House concurred. On motion, Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed for a third reading, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

Mr. Chambers, from the committee appointed on the apportionment of the representatives among the several counties, and fixing senatorial districts, reported the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act to apportion the Representatives among the several counties of this State, and to divide the State into senatorial districts according to the returns of the late census; which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. McMeans from the committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of Cahawba, reported the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act, authorising a lottery for the building of a bridge over clear creek in the town of Cahawba, 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 to provide for taking the census in the year eighteen hundred and twenty-one which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Moore of Madison, obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, to authorise judges of the circuit courts and justices of the county courts to take acknowledgments of deeds and relinquishments


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of Dower, which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Chapman obtained leave to bring in a bill, to be entitled an act, to authorise the Governor, or person or persons exercising that office, to remit any part of any time, forfeiture, or sentence of imprisonment; which was read a first time and ordered for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Jackson obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, to amend an act, entitled an act, providing for the determination of suits and controversies by arbitration, passed at Huntsville December 13, 1819, which was read a first time and ordered for a second reading on to-morrow. The House, then in pursuance of the order, resolved itself into a committee of whole House, on the bill to be entitled an act to change the mode of voting at the elections by the people; and after some time spent therein the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Perkins reported the said bill with amendments, to which amendments the House disagreed. Mr. Weedon moved to postpone the said bill indefinitely, which was decided in the negative and the ayes and nays being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative are, Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Armstrong of Conecuh, Benson, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Creagh, Cook, Draughon, Dale, Evans, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Isbell, Jackson, Murphy, Mims, Perry, Perkins, Smoot, Tagert, Vining, and Weedon- 22. Those who voted in the negative are Messrs. Armstrong of Mobile, Bigham, Bailey, Isaac Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Clay, Coats, Coleman, Doxey, Davis, Duke, Edmundson, Holderness, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Morton, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Marion, McVay, Rather, Shackleford, and Sargent, 25. Mr. McKinley moved to strike out all the said bill after the enacting clause, which was decided in the negative. Mr. Murphy moved an amendment to the first section in these words, "Provided however That no person shall be required to vote viva voce, should he prefer to vote by ballot, numbered as is now required by law," which was decided in the negative, ayes 22, nays 24. And the ayes and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. Speaker, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Benson, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Creagh, Cook Draughon, Dale, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Isbell, Jackson, Murphy, Mims, Perry, Perkins, Smoot, Tagert, Vining and Weedon, 22. Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs Bigham, Bailey, Isaac Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Clay, Coats, Coleman, Doxey, Davis, Duke, Edmondson, Holderness, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Morton, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Marion, McVay, Rather, Shackleford, and Sargent, 24. On motion, Ordered, That said bill be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the town of Washington, in the county of Autauga, was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on Thursday next.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorise the Governor to dispose of the public arms of this State was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act authorising and requiring the keepers of


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the several jails of this State to receive and keep persons committed under the authority of the United States, was read a third time and passed.

A bill to be entitled an act, to amend an act, passed at Huntsville the ________day of _____in the year 1819, incorporating the town of Triana, was read a second time and ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole house, and made the order of the day on Thursday next.

Mr. Chapman from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that the committee had examined the bills of the following titles, to wit: An act, for the relief of John Boyce; and, an act, appointing commissioners to lay out a road on or near the dividing line, between the counties of Madison and Limestone, and that the same were truly enrolled.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Williams their Secretary.

Mr. Speaker - The Senate have passed the following bills: An act authorising the executrix of William Baldwin, to sell and convey certain real estate; and, an act, to incorporate the Cahawba navigation company, both of which originated in your honourable body. They have also passed the following bills: An act, authorising a lottery for the benefit of the Alabama Lodge No. 51, of ancient free masons, and Halo Lodge of Cahawba; an act, to amend the laws now in force in this State, respecting public roads; an act to provide additional election precincts in Dallas county; an act, to amend an act, passed December 3, 1801, revised and amended February 10, 1807; an act, to amend an act, entitled an act, to provide for leasing for a limited time the lands reserved by the Congress of the United States for the support of schools within each township of this State, for a seminary of learning and for other purposes, in which the Senate desire your concurrence, and then he withdrew.

A bill to be entitled an act, supplementary to the act, to incorporate the city of Mobile, passed the 17th of December, 1819, was read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow; a bill to be entitled an act, to repeal the 34th section of an act, to establish certain counties therein named, &c. passed 13th December, 1819, was on motion, ordered to lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled an act, allowing the Sheriff compensation for attendance on the supreme court and for other purposes, was read a second time. Mr. McKinley moved to amend the said bill by inserting at the end of the second section, these words "Provided , That such allowance shall not exceed _______dollars per annum, which was agreed to by the House. On motion, Ordered, That said bill be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act, providing two additional election precincts the county of Wilcox, was read the 2d time. On motion of Mr. Murphy, Ordered, That the said bill together with all the bills now before the House, establishing section precincts be referred to the committee of privileges and elections.

A bill to be entitled an act, to amend an act, passed at St. Stephens the 13th February 1818, to establish the Tombeckbee Bank, was read a second time and ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act, declaring that part of Limestone leading


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from Mooresville to the Tennessee river, a public highway, was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act, to provide for the government of the town of Blakeley, was read a third time and passed.

And then the house adjourned till to-morrow 10 o'clock.