Friday November 23, 1821.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled, an act to provide for digesting the laws of the state of Alabama, was read the first time. On motion, the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was read a second time. Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day for a third reading on Monday next.

An engrossed bill to be entitled, an act supplementary to the several acts in relation to highways, bridges and ferries, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, That the title of said bill be altered from a bill to an act supplementary to the several acts in relation to highways, ferries and bridges. Ordered, That the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof, and desire their concurrence.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act to authorize Asahel Akers, administrator of William White, deceased to sell certain real estate, was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the title of said bill be


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altered from that of a bill to an act to authorize administrators to sell real estate in certain cases. Ordered, That the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof, and request their concurrence.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act to amend and repeal 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, was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the title of said bill be altered from that of a bill, to an act to amend and repeal 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 Ordered, That the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof, and desire their concurrence.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act, to amend an act entitled an act to reduce into one the several acts concerning strays, passed 21st December, 1820, was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the title of said bill be altered from a bill to an act to amend an act, entitled an act to reduce into one, the several acts concerning strays, passed 21st. December, 1820. Ordered, That the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof, and request their concurrence.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled, an act to fix the temporary seat of justice in the county of Bibb, was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled an act to authorize Richard Rapier, administrator of Claiborne Mays, deceased, to sell a lot therein named; was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

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 a third time and passed. Ordered, That the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

A bill from the House of Representatives to be entitled an act for the relief of John Bishop, was read a third time; and on the question "shall this bill pass?" It was resolved in the negative.

A bill to be entitled an act authorizing the sale of the college lands and for other purposes, 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 on Monday next.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled an act permanently to fix the seat of justice in the county of Tuskaloosa, was read a second time. Ordered, That said bill lie on the table for the present.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled, an act to alter and extend the boundaries of Limestone county, was read a second time. Ordered, that said bill lie on the table for the present.

Mr. Chambers gave notice, that on to-morrow, he should ask for leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to authorize Leonard Abercrombie to emancipate certain slaves therein named.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled, an act to divorce certain persons therein named, was read a second time. Ordered,


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that said bill be made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Davis, the bill to be entitled, an act to alter and extend the boundaries of Limestone county, was taken up, and ordered to be made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill from the House of Representatives to be entitled, an act to authorize a lottery for the making of a turnpike road leading from the city of Mobile to Bogue-Chitto creek, in Mobile county; and to authorize a lottery to erect and furnish a Masonic Hall for the use and benefit of Russellville Lodge, No. 7; was read a second time. On motion, Ordered, that said bill be referred to a select committee to examine and report thereon: Whereupon, Messrs. Elliott, Casey and Lucas, were appointed said committee.

A joint resolution to instruct our Senators and request our Representative in Congress, to use their exertions to procure the appropriation of the two per cent fund for the purpose of making roads to this state in conformity with the act of admission, was read a second time.

Ordered, that said resolution be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill from the House of Representatives to be entitled an act to establish a road therein named, was read a second time. Ordered, that said bill be 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 Barron creek, and receive toll for keeping it in repair, was read a third time and passed.

Ordered, that the secretary notify the House of Representative thereof.

Mr. Chambers gave notice that on to-morrow, he should ask for leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to prevent justices of the peace from rendering judgement for debt, in any but the district or beat in which the debtor resides.

Mr. Lucas gave notice, that on to-morrow, he should ask for leave to bring in a bill to regulate appeals from justices' courts, to the county or circuit courts.

A bill to be entitled, an act for the relief of William Walton, was read a second time. Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill from the House of Representatives to be entitled an act to establish additional election precincts in the counties therein named, and for other purposes was read a second time. Ordered, that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole House, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

Mr. Lucas moved that the bill to be entitled, an act to extend the time for collecting the tax, and making returns to the persons therein named, be laid on the table until the first day of December next; and on the question being put, the yeas and nays being desired, it was determined in the affirmative yeas--- 13, nays 5. Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mr. President, Conner, Chambers, Devereux, Dennis, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Lanier, Rose, Trotter, Ware, Wingate.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Casey, Davis, Elliott, Garth, McVay.


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On motion of Mr. Hogg, the committee of the whole was discharged from the further consideration of the bill to be entitled an act to authorize the intendant and council of lower Tuskaloosa to erect a toll bridge across the Black warrior river. Said bill was then read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

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