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Saturday, November 10, 1821.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Dennis, from the select committee to whom was referred so much of His Excellency, the Governor's message as relates to the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba, reported, a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of purchasers of lots in the town of Cahawba; which was read the first time. Ordered, That said bill be read a second time on Monday next.

Mr. Conner presented the petition of the late Judges of the County Court of St. Clair county, praying the passage of a law authorizing and requiring the Judge of the County Court of said county, to levy a tax for the purpose of remunerating the said Judges for money laid out, and expended by them in building a jail in said county; which was read, and on motion, referred to a select committee. Whereupon, Messrs. Conner, Hogg and Ware were appointed said committee.

On motion of Mr. Casey, the following resolution was adopted: Resolved, That a committee be appointed to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives to examine and report the situations of the public arms. Whereupon, Messrs. Casey and Hanby were appointed on the part of the Senate. Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof, and desire their concurrence.

A bill to be entitled an act to prevent sheriffs and other officers, from levying executions in certain cases, was read a second time; and on motion, Ordered, to be committed to a committee of the whole House, and made the order of the day of Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act to ascertain more correctly the dividing line between the counties of Jefferson and Blount, was read a second time; and on motion, Ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act to regulate and establish justices courts within this State, was read a second time by its caption; and on motion, Ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole House, and made the order of the day on Monday next.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. McVay asked for, and obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act to compel plaintiffs, to give security for costs in all suits hereafter to be brought in this State; which was read the first time; and on motion, Ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Chambers, Ordered, That one hundred copies of His Excellency, the Governor's inaugural address, be printed for the use of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Casey, the following resolution was adopted. Resolved, That His Excellency, the Governor, be requested to lay before the Senate such information as he may possess, relative to the five per cent allowed by the Congress of the United States to this State, in the amount of sales of public lands within the State of Alabama.

Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Weedon:

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate I am directed to inform your


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honourable body, that the House of Representatives have read a third time and passed, an act confirming a decree of the Circuit Court of Madison county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, pronounced in September term 1820, divorcing Harriett Dillard from her husband Nicholas Dillard. Said bill was read the first time; and on motion. Ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

On motion, the Senate adjourned till Monday morning 10 o'clock.