Saturday, Nov. 24, 1821.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Garth proposed the adoption of the following resolution: Resolved, That no new business shall be introduced after Monday next; and the question being put on the adoption of said resolution, the yeas and nays being desired, it was determined in the negative. Yeas 5, Nays 11.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. Chambers, Rose, Trotter and Wingate.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. President, Conner, Davis, Deveraux, Dennis, Elliott, Hogg, Lucas, Lanier, McVay and Ware-- 11.

Mr. Conner obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act declaring the Mulberry fork of Tuskaloosa river navigable from its junction with the Sipsie fork to Baltimore; which was read the first time--- Ordered, That said bill be made the order of the day for a second reading on Monday next.

An engrossed 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 the 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 divorce certain persons therein named, was read a third time; and on the question, "shall this bill pass?" it was determined in the affirmative by a constitutional majority. The yeas and nays being required.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mr. President, Casey, Conner, Davis, Deveraux, Dennis, Elliott, Garth, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Rose, Trotter, Ware and Wingate-- 15.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Lanier and McVay-- 2.

Mr. Elliott, from the committee to whom was referred the bill to be entitled, an act authorizing a lottery for the making of a turnpike road, leading from the city of Mobile to Bogue-Chitto creek, in the county of Mobile, and for other purposes; reported the same with sundry amendments, which was concurred in. Ordered, That said bill be made the order of the day for a third reading on Monday next.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled, an act to alter and extend the boundaries of Limestone county, was read the third time; and on the question "shall this bill pass?" the yeas and nays being desired, it was determined in the affirmative.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are


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Mr. President, Casey, Davis, Dennis, Elliott, Garth, Hogg, Lanier, Rose, Trotter, Ware and Wingate-- 12.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Chambers, Deveraux, Hanby, and McVay-- 4.

Ordered, That the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

A bill to be entitled an act to establish a road therein named, was read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

On motion, the bill to be entitled, an act for the relief of William Walton, was Ordered to lie on the table for the present.

A bill to be entitled, an act to establish additional election precincts in the counties therein named, and for other purposes; was Ordered, to lie on the table for the present.

On motion the bill to be entitled an act to authorize the administrators of Robert Morrow, deceased, to sell real estate, was taken up, and read a second time. Ordered, That said bill be made the order of the day for a third reading on Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act permanently to fix the seat of justice in the county of Tuskaloosa, was taken up. Mr. Casey proposed an amendment to said bill, providing for fixing the permanent seat of justice in the county of Perry; which was adopted. Ordered, That said bill be made the order of the day for a third reading on Monday next.

Mr. Chambers, agreeably to notice, asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to authorize Leonard Abercrombie to emancipate certain slaves therein named, which was read the first time. Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day for a second reading on Monday next.

On motion, the bill from the House of Representatives to be entitled an act to amend an act giving jurisdiction to certain counties therein named, was taken up, read a third time and passed. Ordered, that the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

The bill to be entitled, an act to appoint commissioners to lay out a certain road therein named, was taken up; and on motion, the Senate receded from their disagreement to the amendment made by the House of Representatives to said bill. Ordered, that the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof.

On motion, the bill from the House of Representatives to be entitled, an act to authorize the administrator and administratrix of Thomas Talbert, deceased, to sell real estate, was taken up, read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. Lucas gave notice that on Monday next, he should ask for leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to restrain the emancipation of slaves & to prevent free persons of colour from entering into this state.

On motion the Senate adjourned till Monday morning at 10 o'clock.