Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1821.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Hanby from the committee on claims, to whom was referred the claim of Chesley B. Roundtree, Sheriff of Lauderdale county, reported that the requisition of the law had not been complied with in relation thereto, and that he have leave to withdraw his papers: which was concurred in.

Mr. Conner, from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition of the late Judge of the county court of St. Clair county reported a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Judge of the county court of said county to lay a tax to remunerate John Cunningham which was read the first time, and on motion, ordered to be made the order of the day for a second reading on tomorrow.

Mr. Elliott from the committee on the Judiciary to whom was referred the bill to be entitled an act to compel plaintiffs to give security for costs in all suits heretofore to be brought in this State reported the same with an amendment which was concurred in said bill was order-


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ed to be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading 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 concerning persons residing on the University lands, who had not rented the same & for other purposes.

A bill to be entitled, an act to appoint commissioners to lay out a certain road therein named, was read a third time and passed. Ordered, that the title of said bill, be altered from a bill, to an act to appoint commissioners to lay out a certain road therein named. Ordered, that the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof, and request their concurrence.

A bill to be entitled, an act to authorize Maria Evans and Lewis Tillman, to emancipate certain slaves, was read a second time; and on motion, ordered to be made the order of the day, for a third reading, on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled, an act to authorize the administrator and administratrix of Thomas Talbert deceased, to sell and convey certain real estate, was read a second time, and on motion referred to a select committee: Whereupon, Messrs Garth, Elliott and Lucas, were appointed said committee.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the administrator of Benjamin C. Benham, to sell and convey certain real estate therein designated and for other purposes, was read a second time.

Mr. McVay moved to amend said bill by adding the following after the words "Alabama Republican," so soon as the said administrators shall have executed their bond to the judge of the county court and his successors in office, conditioned, that the money arising from such sales shall be applied according to law in such cases made and provided; and on the question being put, it was resolved in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Casey, said bill was referred to a select committee Whereupon, Messrs. Garth, Elliott, and Lucas, were appointed said committee.

A bill to be entitled, an act to authorize Asahel Akers, administrator of William White deceased, to sell and convey certain real estate, was read a second time; and on motion, ordered to be referred to a select committee. Whereupon, Messrs. Garth, Elliott and Lucas, were appointed said committee.

A bill to be entitled, an act to reduce the compensation of the members of the General Assembly was read the second time. Mr. Casey moved, that said bill be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow; and the question being put, it was decided the negative.

Mr. Garth moved to fill the first blank in said bill with the word "free;" and the yeas and nays being desired, it was determined in the negative, ayes 8, nays 10.

Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Casey, Conner, Chambers, Davis, Deveraux, Garth, Hanby, Lanier.

Those who voted in the negative, are Mr. President, Dennis, Elliott, Gaine, Hogg, Lucas, McVay, Trotter, Ware, Wingate.


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Mr. Garth moved to fill the first blank in said bill with the word "six", and the ayes and nays being desired, it was determined in the negative; ayes 8, nays 10.

Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. President, Dennis, Elliott, Gause, Hogg, Lucas, Trotter, Ware.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Casey, Conner, Chambers, Davis, Deveraux, Garth, Hanby, Lanier, McVay. Wingate.

Mr. McVay moved, to fill the first blank in said bill, with the word "four"; and the ayes and nays being desired, it was determined in the negative, ayes 5, nays 13. Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. Davis, Garth, Hanby, McVay and Wingate.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. President, Casey, Conner, Chambers, Devereux, Dennis, Elliott, Gause, Hogg, Lucas, Lanier, Trotter and Ware.

Mr. Elliott moved that the further consideration of the bill to be entitled an act to reduce the compensation of the members of the General Assembly, be indefinitely postponed, and the ayes and nays being desired, it was determined in the negative.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. President, Dennis, Elliott, Gause, Hogg, Lucas, Lanier, Trotter and Ware.

Those who voted in the negative are

Messrs. Casey, Conner, Chambers, Davis, Deveraux, Garth, Hanby, McVay, Rose and Wingate.

Mr. Davis moved, to fill the first blank in said bill with the word "seven"; and the ayes and nays being desired, it was determined in the negative, Mr. Davis voted in the affirmative.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. President, Casey, Conner, Chambers, Devereux, Dennis, Elliott, Gause, Garth, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Lanier, McVay, Rose, Trotter, Ware and Wingate.

Mr. Garth moved, to strike out so much of said bill as relates to the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives and the ayes and nays being desired, it was determined in the negative, ayes 6, nays 12. Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. Chambers, Davis, Devereux, Garth, Lucas and Lanier.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Casey, Conner, Dennis, Elliott, Gause, Hanby, Hogg, McVay, Rose, Trotter, Ware and Wingate.

Mr. Casey moved to fill the first blank in said bill with the word "four dollars and seventy-five cents," and the ayes and nays being desired, it was determined in the negative, ayes 6, nays 12.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. Casey, Chambers, Davis, Garth, Lanier and Trotter.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Conner, Devereux, Dennis, Elliott, Gause, Hogg, Lucas, McVay, Rose, Ware and Wingate.

Mr. Rose moved to fill the blank, in the said bill, with the word "three", and the ayes and nays being desired, it was determined in the negative, ayes 8, nays 10. Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. Casey, Conner, Chambers, Davis, Garth, Hanby, McVay, and Rose.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Devereux, Dennis, Elliott, Gause, Hogg, Lucas, Lanier, Trotter, Ware, and Wingate.

Mr. Elliott moved, that the further consideration of said bill, be post-


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poned until the first day of February next, and the ayes and nays being desired, it was determined in the affirmative, ayes 10, nays 8.

Those who voted in the affirmative are

Messrs. Davis, Devereux, Dennis, Elliott, Gause, Hogg, Lucas, Lanier, Trotter and Ware.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Casey, Conner, Chambers, Garth, Hanby, McVay, Rose, and Wingate, 8.

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