The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Rose from the select committee to whom was referred so much of the Governor's message as relates to the apportionment of the members of the House of Representatives and laying of the state into senatorial districts, reported a bill, which was read the first time.
On motion of Mr. Gause, the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and sad bill was read the second time forthwith.
Mr. Chambers moved that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day this afternoon.
And question being taken thereon, was decided in the negative.
On motion of Mr. Elliot said bill was committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day on to morrow.
Mr. Ringgold presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Marengo, praying an alteration of the law fixing the seat of justice for said county, which was read.
Mr. Ringgold then moved for leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to alter and amend a part of the first section of an act
entitled an act to provide for the fixing the site for the permanent seat of justice for the county of Marengo, and for other purposes.
And the question being taken thereon it was decided in the negative.
Mr. Chambers moved the adoption of the following resolution: Resolved, that so much of the Governor's message as relates to the revenue law be referred to a select committee.
And the question being taken thereon, it was decided in the negative.
Mr. Rose proposed the following joint resolution:
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, that it is inexpedient at the present session to take up any business other than the apportionment, the revenue and the expences of the General Assembly, and when those questions are disposed of the General Assembly will adjourn sine die.
Which was read the first time, and on motion ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. Garth presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Cotaco, praying that the members of the General Assembly may be reduced to the lowest Constitutional number, and that the compensation of the members of the legislature may be reduced to three dollars per day, and
On motion of Mr. Garth said petition was referred to a select committee.
Whereupon, Messrs. Garth, Conner and Terrell, were appointed.
On motion the Senate adjourned until nine o'clock to morrow morning.