Monday, November 12.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Dennis presented the petition of sundry citizens of Autauga county, praying to be attached to Bibb county: which was read and on motion, referred to the committee on county boundaries.

The engrossed bill, to be entitled an act to ascertain more correctly the boundary line between the counties of Jefferson and Blount, was read a third time and passed.

Mr. Davis moved that the word "more" in the title of said bill, be stricken out: and on the question being put, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Mr. Casey, moved that the word, "correctly" in the title of said bill be stricken out: and on the question being put, it was resolved in the negative. Ordered, That the title of said bill be altered from a bill, to an act to correctly ascertain the boundary line between the counties of Jefferson and Blount.

Ordered, that the secretary notify the House of Representatives of the passage of said bill, and request their concurrence.

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, 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 on to morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of purchasers of lots in the town of Cahawba, 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 to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Casey, according to order, the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill to be entitled, an ac to regulate and establish justices courts within this state, Mr. Casey in the chair; and after sometime spent therein, the committee rose, and 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 with sundry amendments.

Mr. Casey moved that the bill to be entitled an act to regulate and establish justices courts within this state, be indefinitely postponed: and the ayes and nays being desired, it was determined in the negative ayes 9, nays 10. Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. Casey, Davis, Garth, Gause, Hanby, Lanier, McVay, Trotter, Ware--- 9.

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. President, Conner, Chambers, Deveraux, Dennis, Elliott, Hogg, Lucas, Rose, Wingate--- 10.

Mr. Chambers moved that the Senate concur in the report of the


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committee of the whole on said bill; and on the question being put, it was resolved in the affirmative. Ordered, that said bill be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Elliott, according to order the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill to be entitled, an act to prevent sheriffs and other officers, from levying executions in certain cases. 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 House had, according to order had said bill under consideration and had directed him to report the same without amendment: which was concurred in. Ordered, that said bill be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act confirming a decree of the circuit court of Madison county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, divorcing Harriet Dillard from her husband Nicholas Dillard, was read a second time; and on motion, ordered to be read a third time on to-morrow.

Mr. Lucas agreeably to notice, asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to appoint commissioners to lay out a certain road therein named, which was read the first time; and on motion, ordered to be read the second time on to-morrow.

Mr. McVay gave notice that on to-morrow he should ask for leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to authorize Asahel Akers, administrator of William White deceased, to sell and convey certain real estate.

On motion of Mr. Elliott, the following resolution was adopted:

Resolved, by the Senate that with the concurrence of the House of Representatives, that a joint committee of both Houses be appointed to inquire into the expediency of memorializing the Congress of the United States on the subject of the annexation of West Florida to this state, with leave to report by bill or otherwise: Whereupon, Messrs. Elliott, Hanby and Davis, were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate. Ordered, that the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof, and desire their concurrence.

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