Thursday, November 15, 1821.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Casey, from the select committee, to whom was referred so much of His Excellency, the Governor's message as relates to the Huntsville Bank, reported a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Governor to morrow a certain sum of money therein mentioned and to settle the debt due by the State to the Huntsville Bank; which was read the first time and Ordered, to be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. McVay, agreeably to notice, asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act concerning persons, residing on the University lands, and who have not rented the same, and for other purposes; which was read the first time, and on motion, Ordered, to be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Casey obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act assigning to the Attorney General a certain duty in addition to those already assigned by law, which was read the first time, and on motion, Ordered, to be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Elliott, from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition of the stockholders in the Steam Boat, Cotton plant, Reported a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Mobile Steam Boat Company; which was read the first time, and on motion, Ordered, to be made the order of the day for a second reading on to morrow.

A joint resolution proposing amendments to the Constitution of 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 for a third reading on Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Davis, the Senate, according to order, resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill to be entitled an act for the relief of purchasers of lots, in the town of Cahawba, Mr. Davis in the chair; and after some time spent therein, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Davis reported, that the committee of the whole had according to order, had said bill under consideration, but not having time to go through with the same, had directed him to report the same with an amendment, and ask leave to sit again, which was granted.

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

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate:

I am directed to inform your honourable body, that the House of Representatives have read a third time and passed a bill to be entitled an act to repeal part of an act therein named. A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Josiah D. Lister, Esquire Sheriff of Washington


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county; A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act giving jurisdiction to certain counties therein named; and, a bill to be entitled, an act authorizing the administrators of Robert Morrow, deceased, to sell real estate, in all of which bills they desire the concurrences of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Davis, Ordered, that thirty copies of the bill to be entitled, an act for the relief of purchasers of lots in the town of Cahawba, be printed for the use of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Garth, the following resolution was adopted: Resolved, That a committee be appointed to report to this House the situation of the purchasers of lots in the town of Cahawba, and that said committee be authorized to call on the Secretary of State, for a plan of the town, and such information as they may think proper, and that they have leave to call on him for any papers in his possession.

On motion of Mr. Casey, the document accompanying His Excellency the Governor's message, in relation to the five per cent, granted by the Congress of the United States, to this state on the amount of sales of public lands within this state, was referred to the committee on inland navigation.

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 third time and passed. Ordered, that the title to said bill be an act to compel plaintiffs to give security for costs in all suits hereafter to be brought on this state. Ordered, that the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof, and desire their concurrence.

A bill to be entitled an act to remunerate John Cunningham, was read, a second time, and on motion, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize Maria Evans, and Lewis Tilman, to emancipate certain slaves was read a third time: Mr. Casey moved to commit said bill to a select committee, and on the question being put, it was resolved in the negative. The question then recurred on the passage of said bill, and on the question "shall the bill pass?" the ayes and nays being desired it was determined in the affirmative. Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. President, Conner, Chambers, Davis, Deveraux, Dennis, Elliott, Garth, Hanby, Lucas, Lanier, McVay, Rose, Trotter and Wingate--- 15.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Casey, Gause, Hogg and Ware--- 4.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act giving jurisdiction to certain counties therein named:

A bill to be entitled, an act to repeal part of an act therein named: and,

A bill to be entitled, an act for the relief of Josiah D. Lister, were generally read the first time, and on motion. Ordered, to be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled, an act to authorise the administration of Robert Morrow, deceased in sell certain real estate, was read the first time and ordered to be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

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