Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1821.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Gause, from the committee on county boundaries, to whom was referred the petition of the citizens of Bibb county, reported, a bill to be entitled, an act to alter the boundaries of Bibb and Perry counties which was read the first term. On motion, the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second time. Ordered, that the same be engrossed and made the order of the day for the third reading on to-morrow.

The petition of a number of the citizens of Lawrence county, in behalf of John Easly, was taken up, and on motion, referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Davis obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act concerning writs & executions; which was read the first time. On motion, the rule which requires all bills to b read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second time. Ordered, that the same be engrossed and made the order of he day for a third reading on to-morrow.

The engrossed resolutions in relation to the road from Uchee bridge to Line creek were read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the


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secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof, and desire their concurrence.

The engrossed resolution appointing David White and Jesse Beene Esqrs. commissioners in addition to those already appointed to take charge of the public lands adjoining the town of Cahawba, was read the third time; and on the question "shall said resolution pass?" It was decided in the affirmative yeas 12, nays 8.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Casey, Conner, Chambers, Deveraux, Dennis, Hanby, Lucas, Lanier, May Trotter, Ware and Wingate.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. President, Davis, Garth, Gause, Gaines, Hogg, McVay and Rose.

Ordered, that the title of said resolution be as aforesaid, and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for their concurrence.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act, prescribing the mode by which a jury shall be drawn for the first Circuit Court for Pickens county, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof, and desire their concurrence.

Mr. Lucas, from the joint committee, to whim was referred the accounts of Wm. B. Allen, State Printer, made the following report:

"The joint committee to whom was referred the accounts of Wm. B. Allen, State Printer, respectfully report, that they have examined the accounts exhibited to them by Mr. Allen, which are herewith presented; and they believe the printing done for the state during the political year of 1820-21, must have cost the printer for hand hire, and materials, the sum of eighteen hundred dollars; they are also informed that the printer has received comptrollers warrants on the Treasury, to the amount of nineteen hundred and forth-nine dollars, and on this amount the printer companies of a loss of twelve and a half per cent. and asks remuneration therefor. Your committee are of the opinion, that they cannot take in to view any loss sustained by the public printer on the depreciation of comptrollers warrants, as all the officers of Government have participated in a loss of the same description. Your committee are fully persuaded, that the public printer has sustained a loss on the work done by him, for the state, and as such, we believe that the justice of the Legislature, will not suffer an individual to sustain a loss for services rendered the public more especially, when they take into consideration, that when this work was undertaken, no calculation could be made as to the amount which the word could be done for; and we beg leave, further to remark, that the extra printing necessarily caused by the called session of the Legislature, was unknown to the undertaker at the time he was appointed. Your committee are further informed from the comptroller's books, that the printing done for the state, in the political year 1819-20, cost upwards of two thousand dollars, which was individually contracted for.

"From all these considerations, your committee are of opinion, that it would be just to make an appropriation of five hundred and fifty one dollars, to Wm. B. Allen, in addition to the sum he has already received, for printing done in the political year of 1821-21; and which they


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are fully persuaded will be a very moderate compensation for the services he has rendered as aforesaid."

Ordered, that said report, together with the accompanying accounts, be referred to a select committee, with leave to report by bill or otherwise; whereupon, Messrs. Lucas, Chambers, and Hogg were appointed said committee.

The Senate resumed, as in committee of the whole, the consideration of the bill to be entitled an act to provide for assessing and collecting the taxes of this state--- Mr. Garth in the chair; and after some time spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President, resumed the chair, and Mr. Garth reported, that the committee of the whole, had according to order, had said bill under their consideration, and had directed him to report the same as amended; which was concurred in. Mr. Davis moved that said bill be laid on the table; and on the question being put, in was decided in the affirmative. Yeas 11, nays 8.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mr. President, Casey, Conner, Chambers, Davis, Deveraux, Dennis, Gause, Hogg, Lanier, and Ware.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Garth, Hanby, Lucas, McVay, May, Rose, Trotter, and Wingate.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled an act to legitimate a certain person therein named, and for other purposes, was read the second time. On motion, the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days, was dispensed with, and said bill was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled, an act to raise a revenue for the support of the government for the year 1822, was read the first time. On motion, the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days, was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second time. Ordered, that the same be committed to a committee of the whole house and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

On motion, the bill to be entitled, an act to provide for assessing and collecting the taxes of this state was taken up.

Mr. McVay moved, to strike out the words "appointed by the judge of the county court and commissioners of the road and revenue" in the first section of said bill, and inert in lieu thereof, the following, "by the people of the respective counties, in the same manner, at the same places as representatives are chosen, and under the same rules and regulations:" and on the question being put, it was decided in the negative--- yeas 9, nays 11.

The yeas & nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. Chambers, Deveraux, Dennis, Hanby, Lucas, Lanier, McVay, May, Rose.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. President, Casey, Conner, Davis, Elliott, Garth, Gause, Hogg, Trotter, Ware, Wingate.

Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill from the House of Representatives to be entitled an act to ap-


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portion the representatives among the several counties of this state, and to divide the state into senatorial districts according to the late census, at a ration of 1730 for the representatives branch, was read the first time On motion, the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second time. Ordered, that the same be committed to a committee of the whole house and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

The Senate, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill to be entitled, an act to form a sixth judicial circuit, and for other purposes therein mentioned, Mr. Chambers in the chair; and after some time spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Chambers reported, that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration and had directed him to report the same as amended; which was concurred in.

Mr. McVay moved to strike out the words "the same salary in the____section of said bill" and insert in lieu thereof the words "that all judges hereafter to be appointed, shall receive____hundred dollars;" and on the question being put, it was decided in the negative. The question was then put, "shall said bill pass?" and decided in the affirmative. Ordered, that the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof, and desire their concurrence.

Mr. Gause, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported, that said committee had examined the following acts and found the same duly enrolled: An act to establish a ferry and appoint commissioners to lay out a road therein named; and an act to provide for transcribing and transferring certain records from Mobile to Baldwin county; an act to alter the time of holding the county courts in the county of Franklin; an act to amend the act to incorporate the city of Mobile, passed on the 17th December, 1819; and, an act to establish certain election precincts therein named, and for other purposes; all of which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

Mr. Casey, from the select committee, to whom was referred the bill to be entitled an act to restrain the emancipation of slaves, and to prevent free persons of colour from coming into this state, reported the same as amended. Ordered, that said bill lie on the table.

Mr. Casey obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Robert H. Gregg; which was ordered to lie on the table.

On motion, the Senate adjourned till half past 3 o'clock, P.M.

Half past three o'clock, P.M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Casey obtained leave to introduce a resolution, granting to certain persons, the exclusive right and privilege of fishing in the Alabama river, near Cahawba, upon condition therein mentioned; which was read the first time. Ordered, that said resolution be made the order of the day, for a second reading on to-morrow.

A resolution from the House of Representatives to instruct our Senators, and request our Representative in Congress in relation to the census of this state, was read the second time. Ordered, that said


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resolution be made the order of the day, for a third reading on to-morrow.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Morton:

Mr. President; I am instructed by the House of Representatives, to inform your honorable body, that they have read a third time and passed, a bill to be entitled an act, to amend the several acts in relation to the establishment of the Bank of the state of Alabama, and to repeal such parts of said acts, are repugnant to the provisions of this act in which they desire the concurrence of your honorable body.

Also, they have read a third time and passed, an act, from your House, to establish the temporary seat of justice in the county of Decatur, and for other purposes; which they have amended, by adding several sections thereto, and in which amendments they desire your concurrence.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled an act to amend an act, entitled an act to reduce into one, the several acts concerning strays, was read the second time. On motion of Mr. Davis ordered that said bill lie on the table, till the 1st day of January next.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled an act for the punishment of malicious mischief, was read the second time. Mr. Chambers moved that further consideration of said bill, be indefinitely postponed, and on the question being put, it was decided in the negative. Ordered, that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole, and made to order of the day for to-morrow.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Morton, a member thereof:

Mr. President; I am instructed by the House of Representatives, to inform the Senate, that they have read the third time and passed, a memorial to Congress, on the subject of connecting the waters of the Tennessee with those of the Alabama; also, an act to alter and amend the several acts now in force, organizing the militia of this state, in which they desire your concurrence.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled an act concerning jurors, was read the second time. Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day, for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the town of Selma, was read the second time. Ordered, that said bill be engrossed, and made the order of the day, for the third reading on to-morrow.

The Senate, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill to be entitled an act supplementary to an act entitled an act, for the relief of securities Mr. Elliott in the chair, and after some time spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Elliott reported, that the committee of the whole, had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had directed him to report the same without amendment; which was concurred in. The question was then put, "shall sad bill pass?" and decided in the affirmative. Ordered, that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.


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A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Morton a member thereof:

Mr. President: The House of Representatives have adopted the following Resolution.

Resolved, that a message be sent to the Senate informing them that, this House will be ready at the hour of 7 o'clock P.M. on tomorrow, to proceed to the election of a Judge and Solicitor for the sixth judicial circuit, and judges of the county courts in such counties where vacancies exist; and that the attendance of the Senate is requested in the Representative chambers for that purpose.

The Senate according to order of the day resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill to be entitled an act to repeal so much of the third section of an act entitled an act to reduce the expenses of the General Assembly, and for other purposes, passed at Cahawba, on the 15 day of June 1821 as is herein specified, Mr. Casey in the chair and after sometime spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Casey reported that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had directed him to report the same without amendment; which was concurred in. Said bill was then read the third time, and on the question "shall this bill pass" it was decided in the affirmative. Yeas 16, nays 3.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mr. President, Casey, Conner, Chambers, Davis, Deveraux, Dennis, Elliott, Garth, Gause, Lanier, May, Rose, Trotter, Ware and Wingate-- 16.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Hogg, Lucas and McVay-- 3.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be as aforesaid and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for their concurrence.

A bill to be entitled an act to appoint commissioners to contract for and superintend the erection of, the public buildings in the county of Wilcox was read the third time and passed; Ordered, that the title of said bill be as aforesaid, and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for their concurrence; a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Michael J. Kenan, was read the third time, Mr. McVay proposed the following section as an amendment to said bill, by way of rider:

Sec. And be it further enacted, that all those who live on the University lands in Franklin county, be also exempt from paying rent for the same for the last year." And on the question being put on the adoption of said amendment, it was decided in the negative. Yeas 2, nays 16.

The yeas and nays being required, those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. Lucas, and McVay-- 2

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. President, Casey, Conner, Chambers, Davis, Dennis, Elliott, Garth, Gause, Hogg, Lanier, May, Rose, Trotter, Ware and Wingate-- 16.

Mr. Wingate moved to fill the blank in said bill with one hundred and eighty dollars and on the question being put it was decided in the


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affirmative. The question was then put "shall said bill pass" and decided in the affirmative. Yeas 13, Nays 4.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mr. President, Chambers, Davis, Dennis, Elliott, Gause, Lucas, Lanier, May, Rose, Trotter, Ware, and Wingate-- 13.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Conner, Garth, Hogg, and McVay-- 4.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act for the relief of Michael J. Kenon. Ordered, that the secretary notify the House of Representatives of the passage thereof, and ask their concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Chambers, the committee or the whole was discharged from the further consideration of the bill to be entitled an act to extend to Justices of the peace jurisdiction in pleas of Trespass in certain cases. Said bill was then read the third time, and on the question "shall this bill pass" it was decided in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Garth, the committee of the whole was discharged from the consideration of the bill to be entitled an act amendatory to the laws now in force for the relief of insolvent debtors. Said bill was then read the third time and on the question "shall this bill pass" it was decided in the affirmative. Ordered, that the title of said bill be as aforesaid, and that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled, an act to amend the several acts now in force, organizing the militia of this state, was read the first time. On motion, the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second time. Ordered, that the same be committed to a committee of the whole house and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

A message from House of Representatives, by Mr. Morton, a member thereof:

Mr. President; I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform your honorable body, that they have read a third time and passed, an act declaring the Conecuh and Sepulgah rivers public highways, and for other purposes; in which they desire your concurrence.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled, an act to amend the several acts in relation to the establishment of the bank of the state of Alabama, and to repeal such parts of said acts as are repugnant to the provisions of this act, was read the first time. Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

On motion, the Senate concurred in the amendment made by the House of Representatives to the bill entitled, an act to establish the temporary seat of justice in the county of Decatur, and for other purposes, Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

A memorial (which originated in the House of Representatives,) to Congress on the subject of connecting the waters of the Tennessee with those of Alabama, was read the first time. On motion, the rule which requires all memorials to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said memorial was read the second time. Ordered, that the same be made the order of the day, for a third reading on to-morrow.


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A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled an act, declaring the Conecuh and Sepulgah rivers, public highways, and for other purposes, was read the first time. On motion, the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days, was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second and third times and passed. Ordered, that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

On motion, the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock.