Monday, December 9, 1822.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Bibb presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Butler county, praying to be allowed representation in the General Assembly from said county, which was read and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

Mr. Hopkins, from the judiciary committee, to whom was referred the bill, to be entitled, ‘an act giving execution for costs in the supreme court;’ reported the same with sundry amendments; which were concurred in.  Ordered, that said bill be engrossed, and made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Bibb obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled; 'an act for the regulation of assessors and tax collectors, so far as related to the payment of money;’ which was read the first time.  Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day, for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Smith obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled 'an act to alter the times of holding courts in the first judicial circuit;’ which was read the first time.  Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Conner obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled ‘an act providing for the election of sheriffs in certain cases, and for other purposes;’ which was read the first time.  Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Devereux offered the following resolution: 'Resolved, that the committee on privileges and elections, be, and they are hereby, authorized to send for persons and papers, and to examine the same for the purpose of enabling said committee to perform the duties of their appointment;’ which was adopted.

A bill, to be entitled ‘an act for the relief of James Mixon,’ was read the second time.  Ordered, that said bill be engrossed, and made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill, to be entitled ‘an act to authorize Nicholas Pope to emancipate a certain slave therein named,’ was read the second time.

Mr. Coats offered the following amendment to said bill: ‘Provided, that said slave shall remove out of this state after he arrives at the age of twenty-one years, and shall not return to reside therein;’ which was adopted.

Ordered, That said bill be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Sullivan offered the following resolution: 'Resolved, that the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the stray law, where the property posted in proved away before the time for selling strays expires, so as to compel the taker up to pay the clerk the printer’s fees at the return of the certificate of the justice and appraisers;’ which was adopted.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled ‘an act declaring certain roads therein named public roads until other wise directed by law,’ was read the second time.

Mr. Casey moved to amend said bill by inserting the word ‘court’ af-


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ter the words ‘Wilcox county’ in the                 section of said bill; which was decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day, for a second reading on to-morrow.

A bill from the House of Representatives, to be entitled ‘to amend an act to incorporate the town of Erie,’ was read the second time.

Ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day, for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill from the House of Representatives to be entitled ‘an act for the relief of Robert Coyle,’ was read the second time.

Ordered, that sad bill be committed to the committee on propositions and grievances, to examine and report thereon.

Mr. Moore, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported, that said committee had examined the following acts found the same duly enrolled, to wit.

‘An act to incorporate the trustees of Athens Female Academy in Limestone county;’

‘An act to make out and establish a road leading from the City of Mobile in the county of Mobile, to Edwin Lewis; turnpike road in said county;’

‘An act to prevent immoral and disorderly conduct at places or religious worship;’ and

‘An act to authorize Gilbert D. Taylor to emancipate certain slaves therein named;’ which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

An engrossed bill, to be entitled ‘an act to provide for printing the laws and journals, and for other purposes,’ was ordered to lie on the table.

An engrossed bill, to be entitled ‘an act for the government of the port and harbor of Mobile,’ was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be ‘an act for the government of  the port and harbor of Mobile;’ and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for their concurrence.

Mr. Moore presented the petition of Thomas Philips, praying to be paid for a negro killed in working on a public road; which was read and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

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