Friday, November 22, 1822.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Sullivan presented the petition of John Boyce, praying &c. which was read; and on motion, referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Sullivan, McCamy and Metcalfe.

Mr. Sullivan, from the committee on Divorce and Alimony, to whom was referred the petition of Sarah Ann Newman, reported that there was not sufficient evidence before the committee, to satisfy them of the correctness of the fact alleged in said petition; and therefore they rejected the prayer of said petitioner.

On motion of Mr. Bibb, Ordered, that Messrs. Shackleford and Wood be added to the joint committee, appointed to lay out the State into Congressional Districts.

On motion of Mr. Hopkins, Ordered, that Mr. Moore be added to said committee.

On motion of Mr. Casey, Ordered, That Messrs. Deveraux and Coats be added to said committee.

On motion of Mr. Conner, ordered, that Messrs. Metcalf and Crabb be added to the committee on county boundaries.

On motion of Mr. Sullivan, Resolved, that the comptroller of public accounts be required to lay before this House the amount of money paid Brevet Brigadier General Dale; what amount if any has been paid him in addition to the half pay of a Colonel of the United States army, and a transcript of the documents relative thereof.

On motion of Mr. Moore, resolved that the President assign a seat within the bar of this House, to R. B. Brickell, the Editor of the Alabamian, in order that he may report the proceedings of this House.

Agreeably to previous notice, Mr. Casey asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled ‘an act to authorize John Chandler, administrator of N. L. Hayden, deceased, to sell real estate;'- 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. McVay gave notice, that on to-morrow he should ask for leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the administrator of John Dixon, deceased, to sell and convey certain real estate.

On motion of Mr. Conner, the senate resolved, itself into a committee of the whole, on the Governor’s message, Mr. Casey in the chair; and after sometime spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Casey reported, that the committee of the whole


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had had His Excellency the Governor’s Message and the subjects therein contained under consideration and beg leave to propose the adoption of the following resolutions:

Resolved, that so much of His Excellency the Governor’s message as relates to the loan from the Tombeckbe bank at St. Stephens, be referred to a select committee; whereupon Messrs. Sullivan, Casey and Wood, were appointed said committee.

Resolved, that so much of His Excellency the Governor’s message as relates to our representation, by the late apportionment of the Congress of the United States, at their last session, be referred to the committee appointed on that subject.

Resolved, that so much of the Governor’s message as relates to a State Bank, be referred to a select committee: Messrs. Moore, Murphy and Powell were appointed said committee.

Resolved, that so much of he governor’s message as relates to the writ of Quo warranto against the Huntsville Bank, be referred to the judiciary committee.      

Resolved, that so much of the Governor’s message as relates to the county courts, be referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Resolved, that so much of the Governor’s message, as relates to the decision of contested elections of sheriffs and other officers, be referred to the judiciary committee.

Resolved, that so much of the Governor’s message as relates to the Seminary lands, and the trustees thereof, be referred to the committee on schools and colleges and schools and college lands.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor’s message as relates to the resolutions of he Legislatures of several of our sister states, respecting the appropriation of a share of the national lands, for the purpose of education, be referred to a committee of members, to act jointly with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives.

Resolved, that so much of the Governor’s message as relates to safe prisons in each judicial circuit, be referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Resolved, that so much of the Governor’s message as relates to the organization of Pike and Covington counties, be referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Resolved, that so much of Governor’s message as relates to the chases lately pending in the district court, and which by appeal have been carried into the supreme court of the United States, against the importers of one hundred and eight African slaves, be referred to the judiciary committee.

Resolved, that so much of the Governor’s message, as relates to certain public roads laid off in conformity with an act of the last Legislature be referred to the committee on roads, bridges and ferries.

Resolved, that so much of the Governor’s message as relates to the three per cent. fund from the General Government to this State, be referred to a select committee. Messrs. Murphy, Hopkins, and McVay were appointed said committee.

Resolved, that so much of the Governor’s message as relates to Military affairs, be referred to the military committee.

All of which where severally read and adopted.

On motion the senate adjourned till 3 o’clock P.M.


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3 o’clock, P.M.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. President laid before the senate a communication from H. Toulmin, esq. upon the subject of digesting the laws of this state; which was read, and motion, ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Bibb offered the following the following resolution:

Resolved, that with the concurrence of the House of Representatives the Legislature will on Monday next, at the hour of eleven o’clock, proceed to the election of a Senator to the Congress of the United States whose term of service shall commence on the fourth day of March next.

On motion of Mr. Sullivan, Ordered, that said resolution lie on the table.

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