Thursday, November 29th, 1827.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Sullivan from the special committee to which was referred a resolution of the Senate on the subject report a memorial to the Congress of the United States requesting a postponement of the sales of the public land in the Tuskaloosa and Cahawba districts; which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Casey according to notice moved to amend the 32d. Rule of the Senate by adding the words “or Joint Resolution” after the word “bill,” where the rule reads thus “A bill once rejected, another of the same substance shall not be introduced during the session”-- which was carried.

Mr. Abercrombie introduced a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of James W. Armstrong, which was read and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, the bill was read the second and third time forthwith and passed.

Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid and that the bill be reported to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

Mr. Brown offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the judiciary committee be instructed to enquire into the expediency of amending the existing laws providing for the election of Representatives in Congress, so that Sheriffs shall be compelled to make their returns on a day certain thereby avoiding the useless expense incurred under the present law, which was adopted.

A bill from the House of Representatives entitled an act to incorporate the town of Blountsville in the county of Blount, was read the third time and passed.

Ordered that the bill be returned to the House of Representatives.

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

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have adopted the following resolution in which they desire your concurrence. Resolved, That a committee be appointed who shall act as a joint committee with such committee as shall be appointed on the part of the Senate to examine the Library of the State, and report its condition and what, if any regulations may be necessary for the same.

They have read three several times and passed bills which originated in their House entitled an act for the relief of Bushrod W. Bell. An act to prevent the abatement of suits in certain cases. An act to extend the corporate limits of Bellefont. An act supplementary to an act entitled an act to alter and amend the charter of incorporation of the city of Mobile. An act to amend an act incorporating the town of Huntsville, and an act authorising a lottery for the benefit of Cyrus chapter No. 6. of Royal Arch Masons and of Florence Lodge No. 14, of Ancient Free Masons. In all of which they desire your concurrence.

Ordered that the Senate concur in the resolution from the House of


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Representatives appointing a committee to act with such committee as the Senate may appoint to examine the Library of the State and report its condition and what if any regulations be necessary for the same. Whereupon Messrs Barton, Casey and Jackson, were appointed the committee on the part of the Senate.

Ordered that the Secretary acquaint the House of Reprs. therewith.

Bills from the House of Representatives entitled an act for the relief of Bushrod W. Bell, an act to prevent the abatement of suits in certain cases An act to extend the corporate limits of Bellefont, an act supplementary to an act entitled an act to alter and amend the charter of incorporation of the city of Mobile; An act to amend an act incorporating the Town of Huntsville, and an act authorizing a Lottery for the benefit of Cyrus Chapter No 6, of Royal Arch Masons and of Florence Lodge No. 14, of Ancient Free Masons, were severally read the first time and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

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

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have read a third time and passed a bill which originated in the Senate entitled an act for the relief of James W. Armstrong, a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of William W. Garrard, an act for the relief of Henry Box, and an act to amend an act entitled an act excluding from suffrage, serving as jurors and holding offices such persons as may be convicted of bribery, forgery and other high crimes and misdemeanors, were severally read the second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize John Smith of Jefferson County to emancipate a certain slave therein named was read the second time and ordered to lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled an act to give Justices of the peace jurisdiction of certain contracts therein named, was read the second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to repeal the first section of an act entitled an act requiring the Judges of the circuit courts to alternate was read the second time.

Mr. Jackson moved that the bill be indefinitely postponed.

Mr. Casey moved that the bill lie on the table which was lost.

Ordered that the bill be referred to the committee on the Judiciary to consider and report thereon.

A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Pleasant Wright, was read the second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled, an act to repeal in part and amend the several acts now in force relative to the port and Harbor of Mobile, was read the second time and referred to a special committee consisting of Messrs. Barton, Hubbard, and Evans, to consider and report thereon.

A bill to be entitled, An act to provide for an extra term of the circuit court of Mobile County, was read the second time and ordered to a third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled, An act to fix and establish the dividing line between the counties of Tuskaloosa, and Jefferson by visible and marked boundaries was read the second time and referred to the committee on county boundaries, to consider and report thereon.

A bill to be entitled, An act prescribing the mode of commencing the contest of certain elections, and of procuring evidence therein, was read the second time amended on Mr. Hubbards motion by striking out the


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word “verbatim where it requires the testimony of witnesses to be taken down verbatim and referred to the committee on the judiciary, to consider and report thereon.

A bill to be entitled, An act to emancipate certain slaves therein named, was read the second time and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Casey offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the committee on the State Bank be instructed to enquire into and report whether an amendment to the Charter of the said Bank, so as to limit the amount which any person or persons may be indebted at any one time by the purchase of Bills of Exchange will not add to the security of the funds of the institution and report by bill or otherwise; which was adopted.

Mr. Powell offered the following resolution: Resolved,  That the Secretary of State be requested to furnish for the use of the members of the Senate an abstract of the census of the several counties of the State, as returned to his office pursuant to the provisions of an act entitled, “an act to provide for taking the census of this State.” Approved 9th; Dec. 1826; which was adopted.

Mr. Hubbard introduced a bill to be entitled an act more effectually to prevent frauds and fraudulent conveyances, and for other purposes; which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. McCamy offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Judiciary committee be instructed to enquire into the propriety of simplifying the mode of making up pleadings in the courts of justice in this State, with leave to report by bill or otherwise, which was adopted. And then the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.