THURSDAY, June 14, 1821.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Chambers moved the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, that the senate with the concurrence of the House of Representatives, will adjourn sine die on this day. Which was read the first time; and on motion of Mr. Chambers the rule which requires all bills and joint resolutions to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said resolution was read a second time forthwith.


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On motion said resolution was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Rose moved the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, that the senate with the concurrence of the House of Representatives, will convene in their chamber this day at 3 o'clock, in order to elect the Judges of the several county courts in this state. Which was read, and on motion, Ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Elliott from the select committee to whom was referred the bill to be entitled an act to provide for assessing and collecting the taxes and taking the census of this State, passed at the second session of the General Assembly, on the 22d December, 1820, and for other purposes, reported the same without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Rose, the bill entitled an act supplementary to an act to organize the militia of this State, passed at Cahawba, December 2d, 1820, and for other purposes, was taken up with the amendments, and the question on receding from the amendment to said bill by adding the 9th section was reconsidered.

On motion of Mr. Rose, the Senate then receded from their amendment to said bill by adding the 9th section.

Ordered that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

On motion of Mr. Casey the senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the 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, on the 22d day of December, 1820, Mr. Terrell in the chair, and after sometime spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Terrell reported that the committee of the whole had according to order had said bill under consideration, and had directed him to report the same with sundry amendments, which were severally read and concurred in .

Ordered that the amendments be engrossed and that said bill as amended be read a third time to day.

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

Mr. President:- The House of Representatives have passed the bill entitled an act to reduce the expences of the General Assembly, and have amended the same by striking out the word "five" where it occurs in the first section of the bill, and insert "six," by striking out the word "three" wherever it occurs in the same section, and inserting "four" in the place thereof, by striking out the word "three" wherever it occurs in the second section, and inserting "four" by striking out these words, after the word "day" in the fifth line of the 2d section, "this act shall embrace the present General Assembly." And by striking out the whole of the third section, to which they desire the concurrence of the senate.

Mr. Casey moved that the senate concur in the first amendment proposed to said bill by striking out the word "five" and inserting the word "six" and the question being taken thereon it passed in the affirmative.


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Mr. Casey moved that the senate concur in the second amendment proposed by striking out the word "three" and inserting the word "four."

And the question being taken thereon the yeas and nays being called for, it was decided in the affirmative, ayes 10, nays 7.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. President, Casey, Davis, Devereux, Elliott, Gaines, Lucas, Ringgold, Rose, and Trotter.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Conner, Chambers, Dennis, Hanby, Hogg, Terrel and Ware.

Mr. Casey moved that the senate disagree to the amendment proposed by the House of Representatives in striking out the third section of said bill.

And the question being taken thereon, the ayes and nays being called for, it was decided in the negative, ayes 5, noes 13.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. President, Casey, Davis, Ringgold and Trotter.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Conner, Chambers, Dennis, Devereux, Elliott, Gause, Gaines, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Rose, Terrel and Ware.

On motion, the senate concurred in the other amendment to said bill to the 2d section in striking out certain words, to wit: "This act shall embrace the present session of the General Assembly."

Mr. Casey from the committee on enrolled bills, reported, that the committee had examined the following bills, and found the same duly enrolled, to wit:

An act to authorize executors, administrators and guardians to relinquish lands, under the act of Congress, passed the 2d March, 1821.

An act to change the name of the town of Ococoposa, and for other purposes.

An act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a bank in the town of Mobile, passed at St. Stephens the 20th of November, 1818, and

An act to authorize the Comptroller to make arrangement with Leven Powell to secure a certain sum of money therein named.

An engrossed bill concerning stay laws and officers fees, was read the third time, and the question being put, shall the bill pass, the ayes and noes being called for, it passed in the affirmative, ayes 15, noes 3.

Those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. President, Casey, Conner, Chambers, Davis, Dennis, Devereux, Gaines, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Rose, Terrell, Trotter and Ware.

Those who voted in the negative are Messrs. Elliott, Gause, and Ringgold.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be, an act concerning stay laws and officers fees; and that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Benson:

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have passed the bill to be entitled an act for the relief of master builders and mechanics of the city of Mobile in the state of Alabama, and have amended the same as follows: by striking out the words in the 5th line of the first section


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to wit: "city of Mobile" and inserted the words "state of Alabama;" by striking out in the 8th line of the same section, these words "an exclusive privilege or," and inserted in lieu the letter "a;" by striking out in the 3d line of the 3d section the words "of Mobile" and inserted the words "where the contract shall be made." They have amended the title by striking out the words "the city of Mobile."

On motion said amendments were concurred in by the Senate.

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

A bill from the House of Representatives to be entitled an act to fix the permanent seat of Justice in the county of St. Clair was read the first time. Mr. Conner moved, that the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days, be dispensed with, and that said bill be read a second time forthwith. Said bill was then read the second time, and ordered to be read a third time on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the collecting of toll at Cahawba bridge, was read the first time. Mr. Casey moved, that the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days be dispensed with and that said bill be read the second time forthwith. Said bill was then read the second time. Mr. Casey moved that the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days be again dispensed with and that said bill be read the third time forthwith. Said bill was then read the third time and passed.

A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the worshipful grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of Alabama and its masonic institutions was read the first time. On motion of Mr. Chambers the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was then read the second time. Mr. Chambers moved to amend the title of said bill by inserting between the words "the," and "worshipful" the word "most." Mr. Chambers moved, that the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days be dispensed with and that said bill as amended be read the third time and passed. Said bill was then read the third time and passed. Ordered that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

A memorial to the Congress of the United States from the House of Representatives, relative to the District Courts in this state and the Fortifications on Dauphin Island, with a resolution annexed, was read the first time. Mr. Elliott moved that the rule which requires all bills, joint resolutions and memorials to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that said memorial with the resolution annexed be read the second time forthwith. Mr. Elliott proposed as an amendment to the memorial in the 48th line thereof; which was read and adopted. Mr. Elliott moved that the rule which requires all bills, joint resolutions and memorials to be read on three several days be dispensed with and that said memorial and resolution as amended be read the third time forthwith.

Said memorial and resolution was then read the third time and passed.


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A resolution for the payment of William Terry, was read the first time.

Mr. Garth 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 a second time forthwith.

Said resolution was then read a second time, and

On motion, committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day in the afternoon.

A resolution relating to the county of Montgomery was read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Gause said resolution was ordered to be read a third time on to-morrow.

The senate resumed the consideration of the bill to be entitled an act to amend an act to provide for assessing and collecting the taxes and taking the census of this state, passed 22d December, 1820.

Mr. Chambers moved to amend said bill by adding the two following sections, to wit:

Sec. 22. And be it further enacted, That all monies arising from the rent of the ferries within the town of Cahawba, and of the reserved lands adjacent to said town which are not due, or which may become due on or before the first day of February next, and which are not otherwise appropriated, be and the same are hereby vested in the Town Council of Cahawba, to be applied in defraying the expenses of the Cahawba Bridge, and in completing the same.

Sec. 23. And be it further enacted, That said Town Council are hereby required to account to the legislature, exhibiting how much they have received of the above monies, and how applied.

Which were read, and the question being taken on the adoption of the same, the ayes and nays being called for it passed in the affirmative, ayes 9, nays 8.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are, Messrs. Casey, Conner, Chambers, Dennis, Elliott, Gause, Gaines, Ringgold and Trotter.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. President, Davis, Devereux, Garth, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Rose, and Terrell.

Mr. Terrell moved to amend said bill by adding the following additional sections, to wit:

Sec. 24. And be it further enacted, That no bank bills shall be received in the treasury of this state from the tax collectors thereof, but such as are required by law to be collected from the people in the payment of taxes.

Which amendment was read and adopted.

Said bill as amended was then read the third time and passed.

Ordered that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Shackleford.

Mr. President, the House of Representatives, insist on their amendments to the bill entitled an act to reduce the expenses of the


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General Assembly and for other purposes in striking out the third section of said bill.

Mr. Chambers moved that the senate adhere to their amendment to said bill in striking out the third section.

And the question being taken thereon the ayes and nays being called for, it was decided in the affirmative, ayes, 13, nays 5.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. President, Conner, Chambers, Dennis, Devereux, Gause, Gaines, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Rose, Terrell and Ware.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Casey, Davis, Elliott, Ringgold, and Trotter.

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

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

Mr. President, the House of Representatives have passed a bill to be entitled an act amendatory of the laws now in force for the relief of insolvent debtors, and have amended the same by striking out the words in the first section and 3d and 4th lines from the top of the second page, "two Justices," and inserted "any Judge,"

They have further amended the same by adding two additional sections, to come in at the end of the third section.

Which amendments were severally read and concurred in by the Senate. Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

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

Mr. President:- The House of Representatives, have adopted the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That the House of Representatives, will be ready at the hour at half past seven o'clock this evening to receive the senate, for the purpose of proceeding to the election of Judges for the county courts, and that the senate be invited to attend in the Representative Hall at that hour for the aforesaid purpose.

On motion the senate concurred in said resolution.

Ordered that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

A bill to be entitled an act imposing a tax on non-resident and transient persons importing goods, wares and merchandize into the city of Mobile and town of Blakeley, was read the first time, and Mr. Elliott moved, that the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that said bill be read the second time forthwith. Said bill was then read a second time.

On motion, Ordered, that said bill be read a third time on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act passed at Huntsville, 1819, regulating the admission and practice of Attornies and Councillors at law, was read the first time.

Mr. Elliott moved that the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that said bill be read a second time forthwith. Said bill was then read a second time.


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Mr. Elliot moved that the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days be again dispensed with and that said bill be read the third time forthwith.

Said bill was then read the third time and passed.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Leake.

Mr. President:- The House of Representatives recede from their disagreement to the amendment made by the Senate to the bill to be entitled an act supplementary to an act entitled an act to organize the militia of this state, in striking out the third section of said bill, and inserting another section in lieu of the same.

Resolution extending the time of payment of a certain sum of money due this state by John M. Taylor, was read the first time.

On motion of Mr. Chambers the rule which requires all bills and joint resolutions to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said resolution was read the second time. On motion, Ordered that said resolution be committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A message from the Governor, by Thomas A. Rogers, Esq. Secretary of State.

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate:- I am instructed by the acting Governor to inform you, that he did on the 13th inst. approve and sign.

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 named.

And on the 14th inst. An act to change the name of the town of Ococoposo, and for other purposes. And then he withdrew.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act, passed at Huntsville Dec. 14, 1819, entitled an act to establish a public road therein named, was read the first time.

On motion of Mr. Hogg said bill was ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Elliott moved, that the rule which requires one days previous notice to be given before the introduction of a bill be dispensed with, and that he have leave now to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to alter the terms of the Supreme Court of the State of Alabama.

The rule was dispensed with and leave granted. Said bill was read the first time.

Mr. Elliott again moved, that the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that said bill be read a second time. And on motion, Ordered, to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the town of Hazlegreen was read the first time. Mr. Elliott moved that the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days be dispensed with and that said bill be read a second time forthwith. Said bill was then read a second time, and on motion ordered to be read the third time on to-morrow.


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A bill to be entitled an act to repeal part of an act therein named and for other purposes was read the first time. Mr. Elliott moved that the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days be dispensed with and that said bill be read the second time forthwith. Said bill was then read the second time, and on motion ordered to be read the third time on to-morrow.

According to the order of the day, the senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on a resolution to make provision for the payment of William Terry, Mr. Gause in the chair, and after some time spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Gause reported, that the committee of the whole had according to order had said resolution under consideration and had directed him to report the same without amendment; which report was concurred in by the senate. Mr. Garth moved, that the rule which requires all bills and joint resolutions to be read on three several days be dispensed with and that the said resolution be read the third time forthwith. Said resolution was then read the third time and passed. Ordered that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

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

Mr. President- The House of Representatives concur in the amendment made by the Senate to the memorial to the Congress of the United States.

The Senate adjourned until 7 o'clock, P.M.

Seven o'clock P.M.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

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

Mr. President- The House of Representatives are ready to receive you in their chamber for the purpose of going into the election of Judges of the County Court.

Whereupon the members of the senate repaired to the representative chamber, and having taken the seats assigned them, Mr. Speaker arose and declared the object of the meeting; when both houses proceeded to elect a Judge of the county court of the county of Mobile: Hugh H. Rolston being in nomination, all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court of Baldwin county, Thomas Heald in nomination. All the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court of Clarke county, John G. Creigh in nomination. All the members present voting form him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court of the county of Washington, Francis H. Gaines in nomination. All the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the coun-

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ty court for Monroe county, Nathaniel Dodson in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court of Conecuh county, Samuel Bennet in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for the county of Henry, William Watson in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for the county of Butler, William Lee in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for Wilcox county, Reuben Hill in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for Marengo, Shelby Cargine in nomination; all the members present voting for him he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for the county of Greene, William Murfree in nomination; all the members present voting for him he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for the county of Perry, Edwin D. King in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court of Dallas county, Jesse Beene in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court of Autauga county, John Ashley, in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for the county of Montgomery, John D. Bibb, and Nimrod E. Benson being in nomination.

Those who voted for Mr. Bibb, are,

Messrs. Davis, Deveraux, Trotter, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Chambers, Cleveland, Clay, Cook, Dale, Davis, Edmundson, Holderness, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Morton, McVay, Rather, Shackleford, Smoot, Taggert, Vining, Walker and Weedon.

Those who voted for Mr. Benson are,

Messrs. President, Chambers, Dennis, Elliott, Farmer, Garth, Gaines, Gause, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Ringgold, Rose, Terrell, Ware, (Rep.) Mr. Speaker, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Creagh, Coats, Coleman, Draughon, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Jackson, Murphy, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Marion, Perry, Perkins, Skinner, and Sargent.

Whereupon Mr. Benson having a majority, was duly elected.

Both house then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for the county of Bibb, Andrew Mr. Lusk in nomination; all the members present voting for him he was announced duly elected.


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Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for the county of Shelby, Thomas W. Smith in nomination, all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court of the county of St. Clair, Polydore Naylor in nomination, all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for Tuscaloosa county, Hume R. Field in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for Blount county, William B. Wallace in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for the county of Jefferson, Thomas W. Farrar in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for Cotaco county, Robert Tapscot in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for Franklin county, John S. Fulton in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for the county of Marion, George White and William Metcalf being in nomination.

Those who voted for Mr. White are Messrs. Davis, (Senator) (of the Representatives) Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Benson, Clay, Coats, Draughon, Davis, Edmundson, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Holderness, Leak, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Moore of Marion, Morton, Perry, Perkins, Rather, Skinner, Shackleford, Smoot, Vining, Walker and Weedon, 27.

Those who voted for Mr. Metcalf are (of Senators) Messrs. President, Casey, Chambers, Dennis, Devereux, Elliott, Farmer, Garth, Gaines, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Ringgold, Gause, Rose, Terrell, Trotter, Ware, (of the Representatives) Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Cleveland, Creagh, Cook, Coleman, Duke, Jackson, Murphy, Murrell, McMeans, McVay, Skinner, Sargent and Taggert, 38.

Mr. Metcalf having a majority was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for Pickens County, Francis Flournoy in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.


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Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court of Lawrence county, John Moseley in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for the county of Lauderdale, William S. Fulton in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for Limestone county, Nicholas Davis in nomination; all the members present voting for him, he was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court for Madison county, Samuel Chapman and henry Minor in nomination:

Those who voted for Mr. Chapman are (of Senators) Messrs. President, Dennis, Devereux, Farmer, Gause, Gaines, Ringgold, Rose, and Ware. (of Representatives,) Mr. Speaker, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Coleman, Draughon, Dale, Davis, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Holderness, McKinley, Murphy, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Marion, McVay, Perry, Rather, Skinner, Shackleford, Sargent, Smoot, and Tagert, 43.

Those who voted for Mr. Minor, are (of Senators,) Messrs. Chambers, Davis, Hogg, Lucas, Terrell, (of Representatives) Abercrombie, Cleveland, Coats, Edmundson, Leake, Moore of Madison, Perkins, Vining and Walker, 15.

Mr. Chapman having a majority was announced duly elected.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court of Jackson county, James Russell, Sen. and William Barclay being in nomination;

Those who voted for Mr. Russell are (of Senators) Messrs. Casey, Chambers, Dennis, Elliott, Farmer, Gause, Gaines, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Rose, Terrell. (Representatives,) Mr. Speaker, Benson, Bailey, John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Creagh, Coleman, Draughon, Davis, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Hill, Jackson, Murphy, Murrell, Skinner, Sargent, Taggart and Vining. 33.

Those who voted for Mr. Barkclay, are, Mr. President, Davis, Devereux, Garth, Ringgold, Ware, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Isaac Brown, Cleveland, Clay, Cook, Coats, Dale, Edmondson, Holderness, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Morton, McMeans, Moore of Marion, Perry, Perkins, Rather, Shackleford, Walker and Weedon, 30.

Mr. Russel having a majority was announced duly elected.

The senate then repaired to their chamber, and on motion adjourned until 9 o'clock, to morrow morning.