WEDNESDAY, June, 13, 1821.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Gause from the committee of enrolled bills reported that the committee had examined the following bills and found them duly enrolled, to wit:

An act authorizing licensed ministers of the gospel to solemnize the rites of matrimony.

An act amendatory of certain acts and to establish certain election precincts therein mentioned.

According to the order of the day the bill to be entitled an act authorising executors, Administrators, and guardians to relinquish lands under the act of Congress, passed March 2, 1821, was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title be altered from a bill to that of an act authorizing executors, administrators and guardians, to relinquish lands under the act of Congress passed 2d March 1821.

A bill to be entitled an act providing for the payment of costs in certain cases, was read the third time.

Mr. Elliott moved to amend said bill, by adding the following section, by way of rider, to wit:

And be it further enacted, that this act shall not extend to cases to which the venue may be changed from the county to another in this State; and the question being taken thereupon it passed in the affirmative. According to order the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to provide for assessing and collecting the taxes, and for taking the Census of this State, passed at the second session of the General Assembly on the 22d day of December 1820, Mr. Terrell in the chair, and after some time


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spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Terrel reported that the committee of the whole had according to order had said bill under consideration, and had made some progress therein; but not having time to go through with the same had directed me to report progress and ask leave to sit again, which was granted.

Message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Walker.

Mr. President, the House of Representatives have concurred in the amendment made by the senate to the bill entitled an act to repeal in part and amend an act to regulate the proceedings in the courts of law and equity of this state and have amended the amendment proposed to the second section of the said bill by striking out the word "twenty" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "five," in which they desire the concurrence of the senate.

The House of Representatives have passed a resolution appointing persons to examine Tuscaloosa river; which was read the first time.

Mr. Hogg moved that the rule which requires all bills and joint resolutions to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that said resolution be read the second time forthwith.

Said resolution was then read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Hogg said resolution was amended by inserting the names of Edmund P. Bacon, and Gabriel Hanby in addition to those appointed.

On motion of Mr. Garth the name of John Fowler was also inserted.

On motion of Mr. Elliott, Ordered, that said resolution be committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day this afternoon.

A resolution relating to the county of Montgomery was read the first time, and

On motion of Mr. Gause ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

A bill entitled an act to reduce and fix the pay of the members of the General Assembly, and a bill to be entitled an act to authorize Leonard Peck and others to erect a toll bridge across the Black Warrior near the town of Tuscaloosa were on motion ordered to be on the table.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Creagh.

Mr. President, the House of Representatives have disagreed to the amendments made to the bill entitled an act supplementary to an act to organize the militia of this state, passed at Cahawba December, 20, 1829, and for other purposes, and follows, in striking out the 3d section and they disagree to the section proposed in lieu of the same.

They have amended the amendments by striking out the word "thirty third" in the 5th line of the 7th section and inserted thirty fifth, and striken out where it may occer again in the same sections and inserted as above.


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They disagree to the 9th section of the amendment.

In the other amendment proposed by the senate the House of Representatives have concurred.

Mr. Rose moved that the senate adhere to their amendments in striking out the third section of said bill and substituting another in lieu thereof. And the question being taken thereupon, it passed in the affirmative.

Mr. Gaines moved that the senate concur in the amendment by striking out the fifth line of the seventh section, and throughout the same where they occur, the words "thirty-third" inserting in lieu thereof the words "thirty-fifth." And the question being taken thereon, it passed in the negative.

Mr. Garth moved that the senate recede from the amendment made to the ninth section of said bill. And the question being taken thereon, it passed in negative.

On motion of Mr. Davis said bill with the amendments was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Lucas moved that the senate concur in the amendment of the House of Representatives to the amendment of the senate, to the 2nd section of the bill entitled an act to repeal in part and amend the act, the proceedings in the courts of law and equity in this state, by striking out the word "twenty" and inserting "five." And the question being taken thereupon, it passed in the affirmative.

Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

According to the order of the day the senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on a resolution appointing persons to examine the navigation of Tuskaloosa river, Mr. Rose in the chair, and after sometime spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Rose reported that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said resolution under consideration and had directed him to report the same with sundry amendments.

On motion of Mr. Casey said amendments were severally read and concurred in. Ordered, that said resolution as amended be read a third time on to morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend the militia laws of this state, was ordered to lie on the table.

According to the order of the day the senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on a bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to provide for assessing and collecting the taxes and for taking the census of this state passed at the second session of the General Assembly 22d Dec. 1820, Mr. Casey in the chair, and after some time spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Casey reported that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had made some progress, but not having time to go through with the same, had directed him to report progress and ask leave to sit again, which was refused.

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On motion of Mr. Elliott said bill was referred to a select committee. Whereupon Messrs. Elliott, Casey and Davis, were appointed.

According to order the senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on a bill to be entitled an act explanatory of the law concerning stay of executions and fees of certain officers therein named. Mr. Chambers in the chair, and after sometime spent therein, the committee rose. Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Chambers reported that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration and had made sundry amendments thereof.

Mr. Chambers moved that the senate disagree to the first amendment proposed by the committee of the whole in filling the first blank in said bill with the word sixty. And the question being taken thereon, it passed in the affirmative.

Mr. Garth moved that the senate disagree to the report of the committee proposing to amend said bill by inserting these words "all sums over twenty dollars and not exceeding fifty, one hundred days," And the question being taken thereon, it passed in the affirmative.

On motion the senate concurred in the amendments of the committee of the whole to said bill.

Mr. Rose moved to amend said bill by inserting the words "on all sums not exceeding fifty dollars, one hundred and twenty days." And the question being taken thereupon, it passed in the affirmative.

Mr. Garth moved to strike out the two last lines of the second section, which reads in these words "for keeping each horse, mare, gelding, or mule, levied on _____ cents per day; for keeping each cow, hog, or sheep, levied on _____ cents per day." And the question being taken thereon, it passed in the affirmative.

Mr. Elliott moved to amend said bill by adding the following section, to wit. Sec. 3. "And be it further enacted, that the citizens and inhabitants of the counties of Mobile and Baldwin shall be excluded from the operation of this act.

And on the question being taken thereupon, it was passed in the affirmative.

On motion ordered that said bill as amended be engrossed, and read a third time on to morrow.

On motion of the senate adjourned until eight o'clock to morrow morning.