Thursday, November 22, 1821.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Hogg, the committee on claims were discharged from the further consideration of the claim of William Dunn for services performed in examining the Tuskaloosa river, above the town of Tuskaloosa.

Mr. President laid before the Senate a communication from Harry Toulmin, Esq. upon the subject of digesting the laws of this state, which was referred to the committee on the judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Trotter, the bill to be entitled, an act for the relief of Josiah D. Lister, Esq. sheriff of Washington country, was taken up and on the question "shall this bill pass?" The yeas and nays being desired, it was determined in the affirmative yeas 11, nays 7.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mr. President, Casey, Conner, Chambers, Deveraux, Dennis, Elliott, Lucas, McVay, Trotter, Ware.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Davis, Garth, Hanby, Hogg, Lanier, Rose, Wingate.

The engrossed resolution, proposing amendments to the constitution of this state, was read a third time.

Mr. McVay proposed the following as an amendment to said resolution by way of rider.

"Be it further resolved, that the members of the House of Representatives shall be chosen by the qualified electors, and shall serve for the term of two years from the commencement of the general election, and no longer, instead of one year, according to the second section of the third article of the constitution of this state."

"And be it further resolved, that Senators of the state legislature shall


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be chosen by the qualified electors, at the same time, in the same manner, and at the same places, that members of the House of Representatives are chosen, and shall serve the term of two years from the day of the commencement of the general election, and no longer, any thing in the constitution to the contrary notwithstanding."

"And be it further resolved, that the sessions of the legislature of this state shall be held once in every term of two years, and not oftener, unless when convened according to the provisions of the eighth section of the fourth article of the constitution of this state."

Mr. Casey moved, to divide the question on the adoption of said amendment, and on the question being put, it was resolved in the negative. Ordered, that said resolution lie on the table for the present.

On motion the Senate, according to order, resolved itself into a committee of the whole house, on the 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, Mr. Lucas in the 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 bill under consideration, and directed him to report the same with sundry amendments; which were concurred in.

On motion, ordered, that said bill lie on the table for the present.

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

Mr. President; I am directed by the House of Representatives, to inform your honorable body, that they have read a third time and passed an act to provide for digesting the laws of this state; in which they desire your concurrence.

On motion, the Senate adjourned till 3 o'clock, P. M.

Three o'clock, P. M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

When on motion, the Senate adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock.