Monday, Nov. 19, 1821

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Mr. Rose presented the petition of sundry citizens of Autauga county, praying to be added to Dallas county, which was read. On motion, ordered, that said petition be referred to the committee on county boundaries.

Mr. Hogg, from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition of the citizens of Tuskaloosa county, made the following report: The select committee to whom was referred the petition of a number of the citizens of the county of Tuskaloosa, beg leave to report, that the petition is reasonable and ought to be granted. On motion ordered, that said report lie on the table.

Mr. McVay called up the bill to be entitled an act to authorize Richard Rapier, administrator of Claiborn Mays, deceased, to sell a certain lot of land therein mentioned, which was read the first time. Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day for a second reading on tomorrow.

Mr. Garth gave notice that on tomorrow, he should ask for leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the administrator and administratix of Thompson, deceased, to sell a quarter section of land in Morgan county.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Governor to borrow a certain sum of money therein mentioned, and to settle the debt due by the State, to the Huntsville Bank, was read a third time and on the question "shall this bill pass?" the yeas and nays being desired, it was determined in the affirmative. Yeas 9, nays 8.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. President, Casey, Chambers, Devereux, Dennis, Elliott, Hogg, Ware and Wingate.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Conner, Davis, Garth, Hanby, Lucas, Lanier, McVay and Rose.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be, an act to authorise the Governor to borrow a certain sum of money therein mentioned and to settle the debt due by the state to the Huntsville Bank. Ordered, that the


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secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof, and request their concurrence.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act for the relief of purchasers of lots in the town of Cahawba, was read a third time. Mr. Davis moved to commit said bill to the committee on the judiciary, to examine and report thereon: 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 this bill pass?" it was resolved in the affirmative. Ordered, that the title of said bill be, an act for the relief of purchasers as the first sale of lots in the town of Cahawba. Ordered, that the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof, and request their concurrence.

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

Mr. President: I am instructed, by the House of Representatives to inform you that they have adopted the following resolution: Resolved, That a committee of two members be appointed to inform the Senate that this House will be ready at the hour of 12 o'clock to-morrow, to go into the election of a solicitor for the first judicial circuit, and State Printer. On motion, Ordered, That said message lie on the table.

Mr. Chambers, agreeable to notice, asked for, and obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to amend and repeal a part of the second section of an act to authorize the Governor to dispose of the public arms of this State, passed on the 7th day of December, 1820; which was read the first time. Ordered, That said bill be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Mobile Steam Boat Company, was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the title of said bill be an act to incorporate the Mobile Steam Boat Company. Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof, and request their concurrence.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act to alter the boundary line between the counties of Monroe and Clarke, was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the title of said bill be, an act to alter the boundary line between the counties of Monroe and Clarke. Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof, and desire their concurrence.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Catholic congregation of Christians, in the city of Mobile, to sell certain real estate, and for other purposes, was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That, the title of said bill be, and act to authorize the Catholic congregation of Christians, in the city of Mobile, to sell certain real estate and for other purposes. Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof, and desire their concurrence.

A bill to be entitled an act giving jurisdiction to certain counties therein named, was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Josiah D. Lister, Esquire sheriff at Washington county, was on motion; Ordered, to lie on the table for the present. A bill to be entitled an act to amend the several


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acts in relation to the establishment of the Bank of the State of Alabama and to repeal such parts of said acts as are repugnant to this act, was, on motion, Ordered, to lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize Asahel Akers, administrator of William White, deceased, to sell certain real estate, was called up.

Mr. McVay moved a reconsideration of the vote of the Senate agreeing to the amendments made by the select committee, in said bill; and on the question "will the Senate reconsider their vote?" it was resolved in the negative said bill was then read a second time; and on motion, committed to a committee of the whole House, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

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

Mr. President: I am directed, by the House of Representatives, to inform your honourable body, that they have read a third time and passed, an act to fix the temporary seat of justice in the county of Bibb; also, an act to appoint commissioners to lay out a certain road therein named which originated in your House; also an act for the relief of John Bishop; also, an act to incorporate the Tuskaloosa chapter & Alabama chapter of Royal Arch Masons; also, an act authorizing the Intendant & Council of the lower part of Tuskaloosa, to erect a toll bridge across the Black Warrior river; in all of which they desire your concurrence.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled, an act to incorporate the Tuskaloosa chapter and Alabama chapter of Royal Arch Masons, was read the first time. Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled, an act for the relief of John Bishop, was read the first time. Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled, an act to fix the temporary seat of justice in Bibb county, was read the first time, Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled, an act authorizing the intendant and council of the lower part of Tuskaloosa, to erect a toll bridge across the Black warrior river, was read the first time. Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled, an act supplementary to the several acts in relation to highways, ferries and bridges, was read the second time. On motion, Ordered, that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole house, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled, an act to authorize William G. Parish, David Johnston, Otis Dyer, Benjamin Clements and their associates to erect a toll bridge across the Black warrior river at the falls of the town of Tuskaloosa, was read a second time.

On motion, Ordered, that said bill 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 to authorize John Rose to cut out and open a road from the town of Cahawba to Pine Barren creek, and to


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receive toll for keeping it in repair, was read a second time. On motion, Ordered, that said bill 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 to extend the time for collecting the tax and making returns to the persons therein named, was read a second time. On motion, Ordered, that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole house and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

The Senate according to order, resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill to be entitled, an act to repeal part of an act 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 house had, according to order, had said bill under consideration and had directed him to report progress, and ask leave to sit again, which was granted.

The Senate, according to order, resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the joint resolution proposing amendments to the constitution of this state, Mr. Lucas in chair; and after some time spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Lucas reported, that the committee of the whole, had, according to order had said resolution under consideration, but not having time to go through with the same, had directed him to report progress and ask leave to sit again; which was granted.

A bill to be entitled, an act to fix the permanent seat of justice in the county of Tuskaloosa, and to provide for the erection of the public buildings, was, on motion, ordered to lie on the table for the present.

Mr. Lucas, agreeably to notice, asked for, and obtained leave, to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to reduce into one the several acts concerning strays, passed on the 21st December, 1820. which was read the first time. Ordered, That said bill 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.