Thursday, Nov. 21, 1822.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Crabb presented the petition of Sarah Ann Newman, praying that the bonds of matrimony existing between her and Francis Newman, may be dissolved; which was on motion, referred to the committee on divorce and alimony.  Mr. Moore presented the petition of Rosanna Lambkin, administratrix, and Elijah Hogan, administrator, of William Lambkin, deceased, praying the passage of a law authorizing them to transfer a certain quarter section of land; which was, on motion, referred to a select committee:  Whereupon, Messrs. Moore, McCamy, and Bibb, were appointed said committee.

Mr. Powell presented the petition of Augustus Baudry, praying the passage of a law, authorizing him to emancipate a certain slave therein named; which was read.

On motion, Ordered, that said petition be referred to a select committee: whereupon, Messrs. Powell, Shackleford, and Metcalf, were appointed said committee.

Mr. Devereux presented the petition of Seabourne J. Whatley, late tax collector of Conecuh county, praying &c. which was read; and on motion referred to a select committee: whereupon, Messrs. Devereux Moore, and Sullivan, were appointed said committee.

Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Rather, a member thereof.

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate:

I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform your honorable body, that they concur in the resolution of your honorable body, appointing a joint committee of the two Houses, to draw up and report a more correct system of law for the government of Justices of the Peace and Constables; and have appointed on their part, Messrs. Rather, Oliver and Fitzpatrick.

Mr. McVay presented the petition of Samuel D. McMahan, praying the passage of a law authorizing him to emancipate certain slaves therein named; which was read, and, on motion, referred to a select committee whereupon Messrs. McVay, Murphy, and Hopkins, were appointed said committee.

Mr. Conner presented the petition of Austin Hood and Arnold Thomason, praying to be allowed pay for apprehending and guarding certain counterfeiters; which was read: and on motion referred to the committee on Propositions and Grievances.

Mr. McVay presented the petition of John Byler, praying an extension of the time allowed him to complete a certain road therein named;


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which was read; and on motion referred to a select committee: where upon Messrs. McVay, Coats & Devereux, were appointed said committee.

Mr. Casey gave notice, that on to-morrow he should ask for leave to introduce a bill, to authorize John Chandler and Richard Conway to sell certain real estate.

On motion of Mr. Shackleford, Resolved, that Messrs. Murphy, Bibb, Casey, Hopkins and Smith, be appointed a committee on the part of this house, to lay out the state into three congressional districts; and that a message be sent to the house of representatives, requesting that house to appoint a committee to joint the committee on this house, for that purpose: a message was sent accordingly.

On motion of Mr. Sullivan, Resolved, that Wm. B. Allen, printer, or any other person authorized by him, be permitted to take a seat within the bar of this House, to take minutes of the proceedings thereof, for publication.

On motion of Mr. Powell, Resolved, that the subject of the contested election for senator of the district composed of the counties of Mobile, Baldwin and Washington, be now taken up.

Mr. Conner moved, that the Senate concur in the report of the committee on privileges and elections, in relation to the contested election for senator of the district composed of the counties of Mobile, Baldwin and Washington.

Mr. Murphy moved, to strike out all of said report after the word them in the fifth line from the beginning to the word district, at the conclusion and on the question being put, it was resolved in the negative.

The question was then put, 'will the Senate concur in the report of the committee on privileges and elections, in relation to the contested election for senator of the district, composed of the counties of Mobile, Baldwin and Washingtons?’ and decided in the affirmative.  Yeas 15- Nays 3.

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

Mr. President

Conner

Hopkins

Moore

Shackleford

Bibb

Crabb

McCamy

Murphy

Smith

Casey

Deveraux

McVay

Powell

Wood-- 15.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Coats

Metcalf

Sullivan-- 3.

Francis W. Armstrong, a senator from the district composed of the counties of Mobile, Baldwin and Washington, the appeared, was qualified, and took his seat.  On motion the Senate adjourned till 2 o’clock, P.M.

2 o’clock, P.M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Shackleford, Resolved, that the Door deeper be instructed to procure a sufficient number of locks for the tables in this House, and have them put on.

In pursuant of an order of the Senate, Mr. President reported the following standing committees, to wit:

A committee of Accounts, to consist of Messrs. Powell, McCamy and Sullivan;

A committee of Claims, to consist of Messrs. Crabb, Coats and Smith;

A committee Propositions and Grievances, to consist of Messrs. Bibb, Metcalf and Moore;

A joint committee on Enrolled Bills, to consist of Messrs. Moore, Casey and Murphy;

A committee on Inland Navigation, to consist of Messrs.  Shackleford, Armstrong and Powell;

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A Judiciary Committee, to consist of Messrs. Hopkins, Murphy & Bibb;

A Military Committee, to consist of Messrs. Armstrong, Wood & Crabb;

A committee on Roads, Bridges and Ferries, to consist of Messrs. Casey, McVay and Coats;

A committee on County Boundaries, to consist of Messrs. Wood, Conner and Smith;

A committee on Schools and Colleges and School and Colleges lands, to consist of Messrs. Murphy, Shackleford and Hopkins;

A committee on Divorce and Alimony, to consist of Messrs. Sullivan, Metcalf and Conner;

A committee on Revisal and unfinished business of the last session, to consist of Messrs. Devereux, Powell and Moore.

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