Monday, December 10th, 1827.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Abercrombie from the committee on county boundaries to whom was referred the Resolution of the Senate instructing them to enquire whether or not, the counties of Bibb and Pickens were of less content than nine hundred square miles each, the quantity of Territory required by the constitution to form a county, reported that the “committee have performed that duty, and find that Bibb County has not its constitutional extent of Territory- but that Pickens county has.” Ordered, that the report lie on the table.

A bill entitled, an act to compel Solicitors to reside within their respective circuits, was read the third time.

Mr. Abercrombie moved to fill the blank in the bill relating to the time within which Solicitors who may reside out of the circuits to which they belong shall remove into the same with “twelve months,” which was carried, the question was then put, “Shall the bill pass?” and determined in the affirmative.


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Mr. Jackson moved that the further consideration of the Joint Resolution adopting a plan for the State Capitol be postponed till to-morrow which was carried.

A bill entitled, an act to authorize Ansel Sawyer to erect a Mill on Coosa River; and an act supplementary to an act entitled, an act concerning executions and sales by Sheriffs and for other purposes, passed Dec. 20th, 1820, were severally read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that they be returned to the House of Representatives.

A bill entitled, an act to appoint commissioners for the county of Dale; and for other purposes, was read the second time and ordered to lie on the table till Wednesday next.

A bill to be entitled, an act for the further relief of securities, was read the second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

A bill entitled an act to authorize the people of the county of Bibb to fix the permanent seat of Justice in said county, and for other purposes, was read the second time and ordered to a third reading to-morrow.

A bill entitled, an act compelling Clerks of the circuit and county courts to calendar the trial causes in their respective counties and for other purposes, was read the second time and referred to the committee on the Judiciary to consider and report thereon.

Ordered, that the bill entitled, an act to incorporate the Blakely, and Greenville Turnpike Company lie on the table till Wednesday next.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Ready.

Mr. President- The House of Representatives adhere to their amendment to the bill entitled, an act for the relief of Pleasant Wright former jailor of Greene County. They insist on their amendment to the bill entitled, an act for the relief of William Ferguson. They disagree to the amendment made by the Senate to the Resolution proposing to go into the election of a State Treasurer, a Comptroller of Public Accounts; and an Adjutant General, by adding thereto the words "and also a Solicitor of the 4th and 5th Judicial circuits." They concur in the amendment made by the Senate to the bill entitled, an act to divorce William Travis from Elizabeth Travis.  They have passed a bill which originated in the Senate entitled, an act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Town of Florence in the Senate of Alabama. They have also passed bills which originated in their House entitled, an act to repeal the first section of an act entitled, an act requiring the Judges of the circuit courts to alternate and for other purposes; An act to authorize the Sheriff of Walker County to execute precepts issued by Justices of the Peace: An act to authorize and require the Sheriff of Greene county to hold a separate sale day at Springfield in said county: An act to divide the 22d Regiment of the Militia of this State: and An act relative to offsets before Justices of the Peace, and for other purposes.- In all of which they desire your concurrence. Ordered, that the Senate recede from their disagreement to the amendment made by the House of Representatives to the bill entitled, an act for the relief of Pleasant Wright former jailor of Greene county.

On motion of Mr. Hubbard, ordered that the Senate adhere to their disagreement to the amendment made by the House of Representatives to the bill entitled an act for the relief of William Ferguson. Ordered, that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

Ordered, that the Senate recede from their amendment to the Resolution from the House of Representatives, relating to the election of a state Treasurer, Comptroller of Public Accounts and an Adjutant General by


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adding thereto the words “and also Solicitors of the 4th and 5th circuits so as to elect the Solicitors at the same time.” Ordered that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

Bills from the House of Representatives entitled, an act to authorize the Sheriff of Walker county to execute precepts issued by Justices of the Peace: An act to authorize and require the Sheriff of Greene County to hold a separate sale day at Springfield in said county: An act to divide the 22d Regiment of the Militia of this State: An act relative to offsets before Justices of the Peace and for other purposes, were severally read the first time and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

A bill from the House of Representatives entitled, an act to repeal the first section of an act entitled, an act requiring the Judges of the circuit courts to alternate; and for other purposes, was read the first time.

Mr. Jackson moved that the bill lie on the table till the first day of June next, which was carried.

Mr. Sullivan offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the committee on county boundaries be instructed to report a bill to the Senate, annexing so much additional territory to Bibb county as will make said county constitutional; the same being reduced below its constitutional limits and the said committee having reported to the Senate that said county is unconstitutional.

Mr. Powell offered the following amendment to the resolution Provided, that it shall be satisfactory ascertained, that the inhabitants residing in the section of country thus intended to be attached to the county of Bibb, or a majority of them, shall be in favor of the measure, which was rejected.

Mr. Powell then moved that the Resolution lie on the table till the first day of the next session.

A call of the House being requested by Mr. Sullivan, and all the members not being present, the Resolution according to a rule of the Senate was laid on the table for one hour.

Mr. Hubbard introduced a bill to be entitled, an act defining the liability of endorsers and for other purposes, which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Irwin offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the committee on the apportionment be instructed to enquire into the constitutionality of authorizing one Representative from each county with leave to report by bill or otherwise, which was rejected.

Mr. Jones introduced a bill to be entitled, an act to explain the present laws relating to certain objects of taxation, which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

And then the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.