Tuesday, November 20, 1821.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Rose from the committee to whom was referred so much of His Excellency, the Governor's message as relates to the sale of the University lands, reported a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the sale of the college lands, & for other purposes, 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 of Mr. Casey, Ordered, That one hundred copies of said bill be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Hanby presented the petition of sundry citizens of Blount county praying the passage of a law authorizing the county court of said county to levy a tax for the purpose of paying for the jail in said county which was read. On motion, Ordered, That said petition be referred to the committee on county boundaries.

Mr. Hanby presented the report of Wm. Davis one of the commissioners appointed on the last session of the legislature to the Tuskaloosa. On motion, ordered That said report be adopted to the committee on inland navigation.


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Mr. Elliott presented the petition of Edwin Lewis, of Mobile county, praying the passage of a law authorizing him to cut out and open a road in said county, and receive toll for keeping it in repair; which was read. On motion, Ordered, That said petition be referred to the committee on highways, bridges and ferries.

Mr. Rose, from the select committee, to whom was referred the bill to be entitled an act to repeal the first section of an act passed at the called session, on the 18th June, 1821, entitled an act concerning persons residing on the University lands, who have not rented the same, reported, that said committee had, according to order, had the same under their consideration, and report, that in their opinion it is inexpedent to repeal the same; which was concurred in.

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

Mr. President: I am instructed to inform your honourable body, that the House of Representatives have concurred in the amendment made by your honourable body to the act to authorize the administrator of the late Benjamin C. Benham, deceased, to sell a tract of land thereon designated, and for other purposes; which amendment is at the close of said act, and is in these words "so soon as the said administrator shall have executed his bond to the Judge of the County Court, and has successors in office; conditioned, that the money arising from such sale shall be applied, according to law, in such cases made and provided. On motion of Mr. Dennis, Mr. Elliott and Mr. Rose were added to the committee on inland navigation.

On motion of Mr. Trotter, the bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Josiah D. Lister, was taken up, and read a third time; and on the question "shall this bill pass?" it was resolved in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Lucas, the resolution from the House of Representatives proposing to go into the election of a solicitor for the first judicial circuit, and state printer, was taken up and concurred in. Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

On motion of Mr. Conner, Mr. Hanby was added to the committee on inland navigation.

Mr. Lucas moved that the Senate disagree to the amendment made in the House of Representatives to the act to appoint commissioners to lay out a certain road, therein named: and on the question being put it was resolved in the affirmative.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend the several 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 the provisions of this act, was, on motion, taken up and read a second time by its caption. On motion, Ordered, That said bill be committed to a committee of the whole House and made the order of the day to-morrow.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Morton

Mr. President: I am instructed to inform your honourable body, that the House of Representatives insist on their amendment to the bill, entitled an act to appoint commissioners to lay out a certain road therein named in striking out the proviso therein contained.

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the amendment made by the House of Representatives in the bill to be entitled an act to appoint commissioners to lay out a certain road therein named; and the question being put, it was resolved in the affirmative. Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

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

Mr. President: I am instructed to inform your honourable body, that the House of Representatives is now ready to receive the Senate; to go into the election of solicitor of the first judicial circuit and state printer. Whereupon the members of the Senate repaired to the representative chamber, and having taken the seats assigned them, Mr. President arose, and declared the object of the meeting, when both Houses proceeded to the election of a solicitor of the first judicial circuit to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of John Gayle, Esq. Eldridge S. Greening and John Elliott, Esquires, being in nomination.

Those who voted for Mr. Greening, are

Messrs. Davis, Deveraux, Garth, Lanier, McVay and Wingate (Senate) Mr. Speaker, Allen, Anderson, Armstrong, Ayers, Bagby, Barclay, Brown, Carr, Clay, Crenshaw, Craig, Davis, Edmondson, Evans, Elmore, Fleming, Graham, Holderness, Hopkins, King, Leake, Montgomery, Magoffin, Murrell, Masterson, Miller, Moore, Morton, Martin, Pickett, Philpott, Parham, Smith and Vining--- 41.

Those who voted for Mr. Elliott, are

Messrs. President, Casey, Conner, Chambers, Dennis, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Rose, Trotter and Ward, (Senate.) Messrs. Beene, Dabney, Duckworth, Fitzpatrick, Hardwicke, Jones, Kennedy, McHenry, Norwood, Powell, Perry, Skinner, Tagert, Thompson, Weedon, Williams and Williamson---. 28.

Mr. Greening having a constitutional majority, Mr. Speaker arose and declared Eldridge S. Greening duly elected solicitor of the first judicial circuit, in and for the State of Alabama.

Both Houses then proceeded to the election of a state printer, William B. Allen being in nomination, all the members present voting for Mr. Allen, Mr. Speaker declared him duly elected. The elections having been gone through, the members of the Senate returned to their own chamber, and Mr. President resumed the chair.

When, on motion, the Senate adjourned till 3 o'clock.

Three o'clock, P. M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

On motion the Senate adjourned till to morrow morning 9 o'clock.