Monday, 23d. Dec. 1822.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

A message was received from the House of Representatives, informing the Senate, that they had read the third time and passed a bill which originated in this House, entitled ‘an act providing for the election of sheriff in certain cases, and for other purposes.’

Mr. Bibb from the committee of propositions and grievances, to whom was recommitted the petition of Austin Hood and Arnold Thomason, reported a bill, to be entitled ‘an act for the relief of Austin Hood and Arnold Thomason;’ which was read the first time.

The rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days, was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second time.

Ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Casey, from the select committee, to whom was referred the resolution for the relief of Anderson Crenshaw, reported the same with an amendment; which was concurred in. Ordered, that the resolution be engrossed for a third reading this evening.

Mr. Casey, from the select committee, to whom was referred the bill, entitled ‘an act to amend an act to repeal in part the several acts concerning roads &c.’ reported the same as amended; which was concurred in. Ordered, that the bill be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Armstrong, from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Mobile, reported a memorial to the Congress of the United States, upon the subject of the fortifications at Mobile Point and Dauphin Island; which was read the first time. The rule which requires all memorials to be read on three several days, was dispensed with; and the memorial was read the second time.

Ordered to be engrossed, for a third reading on to-morrow.

A message was received from the Governor, by J. J. Pleasants, esquire, secretary of state, that he did on the 11th inst. approve and sign, ‘an act concerning inquiry of damages;’ which originated in this House.

A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled ‘an act to authorize administrators to sell land belonging to the estate of their intestates, to which a complete title has not been obtained,’ was read the first time.

The rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days, was


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dispensed with; and said bill was read the second time. Ordered to be read the third time on to-morrow.

A memorial, from the House of Representatives, to the Congress of the United States, was read the first time. The rule which requires all memorials to be read on three several days, was dispensed with; and said memorial was read the second time. Ordered that said memorial be referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Moore, McCamy and Bibb.

A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled ‘an act to authorize the judge of the county court, and the commissioners of the roads and revenue of Butler county, to levy a county tax, and for other purposes therein mentioned,’ was read the first time. The rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days, was dispensed with; and said bill was read the second time. Ordered, that said bill be read the third time on to-morrow.

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

Mr. President- I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform your honorable body, that they have adopted the following resolution; in which they desire your concurrence.

‘Resolved, That the Senate be requested to assemble in the Representative Hall on to-morrow, at the hour of 4 o’clock, P. M. for the purpose of locating the State University; also the female branches of said institution.’

An engrossed bill, to be entitled ‘an act to incorporate the Limestone Navigation Company,’ was read the third time, amended and passed.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be ‘an act &c.’ and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for their concurrence.

Mr. Casey moved, that the further consideration of the resolution from the House of Representatives, inviting the senate to convene in the Representatives’ hall on to-morrow at 4 o’clock P. M. for the purpose of locating the State University, and also the female branches of said institution, be postponed until the first day of the session of the next General Assembly; which was decided in the affirmative.

Yeas

11-

Nays

8.

The yeas & nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. Bibb

Conner

Murphy

Smith

Casey

Devereux

Powell

Wood- 11.

Coats

Metcalf

Sullivan

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. President

Crabb

McCamy

Moore

Armstrong

Hopkins

McVay

Shackleford- 8.

On motion the Senate adjourned until 3 o’clock, P. M.

3 o’clock P. M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

An engrossed resolution for the relief of Anderson Crenshaw, was read the third time and passed.

Yeas

12

Nays

5.

The yeas & nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. President

Casey

Hopkins

Shackleford

Armstrong

Conner

Murphy

Smith

Bibb

Devereux

Powell

Sullivan- 12.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Coats

McVay

Metcalf

Moore

Wood- 5

Ordered, that the title of said resolution be as aforesaid; and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for their concurrence.


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A bill, to be entitled ‘an act to appoint commissioners to lay out a certain road therein specified,’ was read the second time; and ordered to be read a third time on to-morrow.

Mr. Armstrong, from the special committee, to whom was referred the petition of Edwin Lewis, made a report adverse to the prayer of the petitioner; which was concurred in.

A bill, to be entitled ‘an act for the relief certain persons therein named’ was read the second time; and ordered to be engrossed, for a third reading on to-morrow.

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

Mr. President-

I am instructed by the House of Representatives, to inform your honorable body, that they have read the third time and passed a resolution, originating in your honorable body, extending time to John Byler and his associates to open and finish a road therein named; which they have amended; in which amendments they desire your concurrence.

They concur in the amendments made by your honorable body to the bill, entitled ‘an act for the relief the Huntsville Bank.’

They have, also, read a third time and passed, a bill originating in your honorable body entitled ‘an act to continue in force and amend an act entitled an act to repeal in part and amend an act, entitled an act to regulate the proceedings in the courts of law and equity in this state and for other purposes therein mentioned;’ and have amended the same by adding several sections thereto; in which amendments they desire your concurrence.

A bill, to be entitled ‘an act appointing an agent to receive the three per cent,’ was read the second time; and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

Ordered, that the senate concur in the amendments made by the House of Representatives to the ‘Resolutions extending time to John Byler and his associates to open and finish a road therein named.

Mr. Wood, from the committee on county boundaries, reported a ‘resolution requesting the Governor to procure a correct map of this state;’ which was read the first and second times; and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Powell offered the following resolution:

‘Resolved, that with the concurrence of the House of Representatives, the members of both branches of the Legislature will convene in the Representatives’ Hall, on Tuesday the 24th inst. at 7 o’clock P. M. for the purpose of electing a State Printer, for the ensuing year;’ which was adopted.

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

A bill to be entitled ‘an act concerning sheriffs and constables,' was read the second time.

Mr. Armstrong moved, that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed; which was decided in the affirmative.

Yeas

11

Nays

7.

The yeas & nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. President

Hopkins

Moore,

Powell

Smith

Armstrong

McCamy

Murphy

Shackleford

Sullivan- 11.

Coats,

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Bibb

Conner

McVay

Metcalf

Wood- 7.

Casey

Devereux

 


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Message from the House of Representatives, by Messrs. McClung and Abercrombie:

Mr. President- I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform your honorable body, that they have adopted the following resolution; in which they desire your concurrence:

Resolved That the Senate and House of Representatives convene in the chamber of the House of Representatives, at 4 o’clock to-morrow evening, for the purpose of selecting a site for the location of the State University.’

They have also read a third time and passed, a memorial originating in this house, to the Congress of the United States to procure further relief to the purchasers of public lands in this state; in which they desire your concurrence.

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

Mr. President- I am instructed by the House of Representatives, to inform your honorable body, that they have concurred in the amendments made by your honorable body to a bill, entitled ‘an act authorizing pay to the trustees of the State University for their services.’

They have read a third time and passed a bill originating in this House, entitled ‘an act to provide for paying for the public buildings of Lawrence county;’ in which they desire your concurrence.

Mr. Moore offered the following amendment to the amendment made by the House of Representatives to the bill, entitled ‘an act to continue in force and amend an act, entitled ‘an act to repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act to regulate the proceedings in the courts of law and equity in this state, and for other purposes therein mentioned:’

And be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force, from and after the fourth day of January next; and continue in force until the first day of January, eighteen hundred and twenty-six, at which time it shall expire;’ which was rejected.

Yeas

8

Nays

11.

The yeas & nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mr. Bibb

Devereux

Metcalf

Powell

Conner

McCamy

Moore

Smith- 8.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Mr. President

Casey

Coats

Hopkins

Murphy

Sullivan

Armstrong

Crabb

McVay

Shackleford

Wood- 11.

Ordered, that the Senate concur in the amendments made by the house of Representatives to said bill.

Ordered, that the House of Representatives be informed thereof.

A bill, to be entitled ‘an act to provide for drawing petit jurors to serve in the circuit courts of the county of Dallas,’ was read the second time; and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Armstrong moved, that the resolution from the House of Representatives, inviting the Senate to convene in the Representative Hall on to-morrow at 4 o’clock, for the purpose of selecting a site for the location of the University, be laid upon the table. And on the question being put, it was decided in the affirmative.

Yeas

15

Nays

4.

The yeas & nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. President

Coats

Devereux

McVay

Powell

Armstrong

Conner

Hopkins

Moore

Shackleford

Casey

Crabb

McCamy

Murphy

Sullivan- 15.

Those who voted in the negative are,

Mr Bibb

Metcalf

Smith

Wood- 4.

 


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A bill, to be entitled ‘an act to provide for paying for the public buildings in Lawrence county,’ was read the first time.

On motion, the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days, was dispensed with; and said bill was read the second time.

Ordered, that said bill be read the third time on to-morrow.

A memorial from the House of Representatives, to the Congress of the United States, to procure further relief to the purchasers of public lands in this state; was read the first time.

The rule which requires all memorials to be read on three several days, was dispensed with, and said memorial was read the second time.

Ordered, that said bill be read the third time on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Conner, the bill, to be entitled ‘an act to repeal in part an act, passed 15th December 1821, concerning Col. Samuel Dale,’ was taken up.

The bill was then passed.

Yeas

10

Nays

9.

The yeas & nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. Coats

Crabb

McVay

Moore

Sullivan

Conner

McCamy

Metcalf

Powell

Wood- 10.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. President

Bibb

Devereux

Murphy

Smith- 9.

Armstrong

Casey

Hopkins

Shackleford

Ordered, that the title of said bill be ‘an act &c.’ and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for their concurrence.

A bill to be entitled ‘an act to amend an act to regulate the rate of interest, passed 17th December 1819,’ was read the second time; and ordered to be read the third time on to-morrow.

A message from the House of Representatives by Messrs. Mead and Adair.

Mr. President,

I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform your honorable body, that they have read the third time and passed, a bill originating in their house, entitled ‘an act to define and make plain the western boundary line of Blount county.

In which they desire your concurrence.

An engrossed bill, to be entitled ‘an act to incorporate the town of  Jonesborough in Jefferson county,’ was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be ‘an act &c.’ and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for their concurrence.

 A bill, to be entitled ‘an act to define and make plain the western boundary line of Blount county,’ was read the first time.

Ordered, that said bill be read the second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Murphy, from the committee on Schools and Colleges, and School and College lands, to whom was referred a resolution of the senate, reported a bill, to be entitled ‘an act to alter the mode of giving bonds and security, and taking the oath of office by the agents of the sixteenth sections;’ which was red the first time.

The rule which requires all bills &c. to be read on three several days, was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second time.

Ordered, that the resolution be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

On motion the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning 10 o’clock.

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