FRIDAY, June 15.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.


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Mr. Elliott from the committee of conference, on the part of the senate appointed to confer with the committee on the part of the House of Representatives, upon the subject matter of the disagreement between both houses, in relation to the bill of the senate providing for the apportionment of Representatives, in the several counties in this state: Reported that they met on this morning, the committee appointed by the House of Representatives, to act on the above subject, and according to established usage, requested the said committee to furnish them with the written reasons, which influenced the House of representatives in the course they had taken, and received for answer, from the said committee that they could not furnish them written reasons to the committee from the senate, without authority from the House of Representatives, which they would endeavor to obtain at an early period.

The senate resumed the consideration of the amendments, disagreed to by the House of Representatives, to the bill to be 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, 1820.

On motion of Mr. Ringgold, the Senate receded from the amendments made to said bill by striking out in the second line of the first section & wherever they may occur the words "chief Justice" and inserting "Judge": and by striking out at the end of the 2d line of the second section, the word "December," inserting in lieu thereof the word, "November."

On motion of Mr. Rose, the senate receded for the amendments to said bill by adding the 22nd and 23d sections.

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

A Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Isaac Brown: Mr. President, the House of Representatives have disagreed in the last resolution added to the resolution which originated in the House, appointing persons to examine Tuskaloosa river.

On motion the senate receeded from said amendment.

Mr. Dennis moved that the bill entitled an act concerning persons residing on university lands and who have not rented the same, and for other purposes, be postponed until the first Monday in November next. And on the question being taken thereon, it was decided in the negative.

The senate resumed the consideration of the bill to be entitled an act authorizing the collection of Toll at the Cahawba Bridge.

Mr. Casey moved to amend said bill by way or rider, by adding the two following sections, to wit:

Sec. 4. 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 now due or which may come due on or before the first day of February next, and which are not otherwise appropriated, be and the same are hereby vested in


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the town council of Cahawba, to be applied in defraying the expences of building the Cahawba Bridge, and in completing the same.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the said Town Council are hereby required to account to the Legislature exhibiting how much they may have received of the above monies, and how applied, which were severally read and adopted. Said bill as amended, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

A bill to be entitled an act to fix the permanent seat of Justice in the County of St. Clair, was read a second time. On motion of Mr. Casey, said bill was amended by striking out that part which relates to Perry county. On motion of Mr. Conner, the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill as amended was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act to fix the permanent seat of Justice in the county of St. Clair.

A bill to incorporate the town of Hazlegreen, in the county of Madison, was read a third time and passed.

A bill to be entitled an act imposing a tax on non-resident and transient persons, importing goods, wares or merchandize in the city of Mobile and town of Blakeley, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act imposing a tax on non-resident and transient persons importing goods, wares or merchandize, in the city of Mobile and town of Blakeley. Ordered, That the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Moore of Madison.

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have discharged the committee of conference appointed on their part to confer with the committee appointed on the part of the Senate on the differences existing between the two houses on the bill entitled an act to apportion the representatives among the several counties of this state according to the returns of the late census from the further consideration of the same.

A bill to be entitled an act concerning persons residing on university lands and who have not rented the same and for other purposes was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

A resolution concerning Montgomery county, was read the third time and passed.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act passed at Huntsville, December 16th, 1819, to establish a public road therein named, was read a second time.

Mr. Lucas 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 third time forthwith. Said bill was then read the third time and passed.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act to alter the terms of the supreme Court was read the third time.


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And on the question being put, shall this bill pass, the ayes and noes being called for it passed in the negative, ayes 7, noes 11.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. President, Chambers, Davis, Elliott, Garth, Trotter, and Ware.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Casey, Dennis, Devereux, Gause, Gaines, Hanby, Hogg, Lucas, Ringgold, Rose and Terrel.

On motion of Mr. Elliott the committee of conference on the part of the senate to confer with the committee on the part of the House of Representatives on the differences between both branches of the General Assembly on the subject of apportionment were discharged from further consideration thereof.

According to the order of the day the senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on a resolution extending the time of payment of a certain sum of money due this state by John M. Taylor, Mr. Garth in the chair, and after sometime spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Garth 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 reported was concurred in by the senate.

Mr. Chambers moved to amend said resolution by adding the following, to wit:

And be it further Resolved, That should the said John M. Taylor fail to pay the first or second payment as required by the foregoing resolution, he shall forfeit all the benefits from the same. Which was read and adopted.

Mr. Elliott moved to amend said resolution by adding the following proviso, to wit:

Provided, however, that the said John Mr. Taylor shall not receive a credit for the sum of two thousand dollars due from Levin Powell as mentioned in the resolution unless the state shall receive and collect said amount from said Powell. Which was adopted by the senate.

Said resolution as amended was then read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

A message from His Excellency the acting Governor, by Thomas A. Rogers, Secretary of State.

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate:- I am instructed by the acting Governor, to inform you that he has on this day approved and signed.

An act for the relief of Master builders and Mechanics of the state of Alabama: An act to reduce the expenses of the General Assembly, and for other purposes; and an act amendatory of the laws now in force for the relief of insolvent debtors. I am also instructed to inform you that Nicholas Davis, elected judge for the county of Limestone declines accepting the appointment.

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

Mr. President- The House of Representatives agree to the amend-


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ments made by the senate to the resolution extending the time of payment of a certain sum of money due the state by John M. Taylor.

Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Morton.

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have passed the Resolution fixing the time of adjourning the present General Assembly, and have amended the same by striking out the words Wednesday next and inserting Saturday the 16th instant. On motion of Mr. Chambers the amendment was concurred in.

Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Morton:

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have passed a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the payment of costs in certain cases, and have amended the same by striking out the word County wherever it occurs and inserting the word State. They have amended the same bill by striking out the 4th section. On motion of Mr. Elliott the senate disagreed to said amendments. Ordered that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

A bill to be entitled an act to repeal a part of an act therein named and for other purposes, was read a third time and passed.

Mr. Gause from the committee on enrolled bills reported that the committee had examined the following bills and found the same duly enrolled. An act to reduce the expenses of the General Assembly and for other purposes; an act amendatory of the laws now in force for the relief of insolvent debtors; an act for the relief of master builders and mechanics of the state of Alabama; an act to amend an act entitled an act to amend an act to alter and amend laws regulating the admission and practice of counsellors and attornies at law: A resolution to extend relief to William Terry for certain services rendered to the state of Alabama as engineer.

On motion of Mr. Ringgold, the rule that requires one day's previous notice, was dispensed with, and leave was granted him, to introduces a resolution allowing representatives to certain counties therein named, which was read the first time and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

A bill to entitled an act for the relief of John M. Flinn was read the first time, and on motion of Mr. Garth, the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was read a second 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 read the third time and passed. Ordered that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

On motion of Mr. Terrell, the following resolution was adopted.

Resolved, that whereas his Excellency the acting Governor has convened the General Assembly of this state, and presented for consideration the apportionment of both branches of the Legislature, under the census ordered to be taken in 1819; and whereas a disagreement of opinion in relation to the just construction of the constitution as applied to this question has constantly prevailed between the two houses. Therefore to spread upon the Journals of this house the reasons by


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which it was influenced on this subject, is deemed to be justly due to the senate and to the people of the state of Alabama: It is therefore, Resolved by the senate of Alabama, that a committee of five members be appointed, whose duty it shall be to draft and report to this house the reasons by which it was influenced on the subject of apportioning the two branches of the General Assembly. and that such report with the concurrence of the senate, be placed on its Journals; whereupon Messrs. Terrell, Casey, Elliott, Rose, and Chambers were appointed.

Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Morton.

Mr. President- The House of Representatives are ready to receive the senate in their chamber for the purpose of electing a Judge for the county of Limestone.

On motion of Mr. Chambers, the senate repaired to the Representative hall and having taken their seats the Speaker rose and declared the object of their meeting, when both houses proceeded to the election of a Judge for the county of Limestone, Daniel Coleman being nominated and all the members present voting for him, he was declared duly elected. The senate then repaired to the senate chamber, and

On motion, adjourned until 8 o'clock to-morrow morning.