Friday, December 7, 1821.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled, an act to incorporate the town of Vernon in the county of Autauga, was read the third time, and passed. Ordered, that the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

On motion the bill from the House of Representatives to be entitled, an act to incorporate the Murder creek navigation company, was taken up.

Mr. Davis moved, that the Senate disagree to the amendment made by the House of Representatives to said bill; and on the question being put, it was decided in the affirmative. Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

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

Mr. President; I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform your honorable body, that they have read the third time and passed, an act to authorize Leonard Abercrombie to emancipate certain slaves therein named; which originated in this honorable body.

Mr. Gause, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported, that said committee had examined, an act to establish a public road therein named, and for other purpose, and found the same duly enrolled.

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


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tablish an academy in the town of Sparta, and for other purposes, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

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 authorize Elisha Thomas, Davis Gurley, and their associates, to turnpike a road therein named, 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, & had directed him to report the same as amended; which was concurred. Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

The Senate, according to order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill to be entitled an act paying witnesses in certain cases, Mr. Rose in the chair; and after some time spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Rose reported that the committee of the whole, and according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had directed him to report the same without amendment; which was concurred in. Mr. Elliott moved that the further consideration of said bill, be indefinitely postponed; and, on the question being put, it was decided in the affirmative, Yeas 17, nays 2. The yeas and nays being called for.

Those who voted being called for,

Mr. President, Casey, Conner, Deveraux, Dennis, Elliott, Gause, Gaines, Hogg, Lucas, Lanier, McVay, May, Rose, Trotter, Ware and Wingate-- 17.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Garth, and Hanby-- 2.

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 authorize the County Court of Butler county, to compensate certain commissioners therein named, and for other purposes Mr. Casey in the chair, and after some time 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 as amended; which was concurred in. Ordered, that said bill be engrossed, and made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

On motion; the bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Henry V. Chamberlain, was taken up; and the Senate according to order, resolved itself into a committee of the whole on said bill 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 committee of the whole, had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and directed him to report the same without amendment; which was concurred in. Ordered, that said bill be engrossed, and made the order of the day, for a third reading on to-morrow.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act to give fees to physicians in certain cases therein named, and to point out the mode of recovering their debts for services rendered, was read the third time. Mr. Casey moved to amend said bill by way of rider, by inserting after the words


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"physician or physicians," the words "or other person or persons," which was read the firs time. On motion, the rule which requires all amendment by way of rider, to be read on three several days, was dispensed with, and said amendment was read the second and third times and adopted. The question was then put, "shall said bill pass?" and decided in the affirmative. Ordered, that the title of said bill, be an act pointing out the mode of recovering debts by physicians, and other persons, for services rendered. Ordered, that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof, and desire their concurrence.

Mr. Lucas obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to prevent the circulation of small notes, commonly called change bills; which 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 said bill be committed to a committee of the whole house, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

Mr. Deveraux obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act amendatory of an act to incorporate the town of Sparta, an for other purposes; also, a bill to be entitled an act to appoint commissioners for certain counties therein named, and for other purposes; which were severally 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 were read the second times. Ordered, that said bills be engrossed and 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 respecting renter, was taken up; and on motion, the Senate, according to order, resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on said bill Mr. McVay in the chair; and after some time spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. McVay reported, that the committee of the whole, had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had instructed him to report the same without amendment; which was concurrence in.

Mr. Elliott moved, to amend said bill by inserting after the word "state," in the last section of said bill, the words "so far as the same may conflict with the provisions of this act" and on the question being put, it was decided in the affirmative. The question was then put, "shall this bill pass?" and decided in the affirmative. Ordered, that the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof and desire their concurrence.

On motion, Ordered, that Mr. Dennis be added to the military committee.

On motion, Ordered, that Mr. Casey be added to the select committee appointed to take into consideration the expediency of memorializing the Congress of the United States upon the subject of the annexation of West Florida to this state.

On motion, the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning, at 10 o'clock.