Monday, November 20th, 1820.

Mr. Weedon from the committee on schools and colleges and school and college lands, reported the following bill: A bill to be entitled an act to establish a State University, which was read a first time. On motion of Mr. Weedon, Ordered, that one hundred copies of the said bill be printed for the use of the members. On motion Ordered, that the said bill be the order of the day for the second reading on Thursday next.

Mr. McVay, from the committee of Propositions and Grievances of whom was referred the petition of Sarah Baldwin ad Francis H. Gaines, reported the following bill: A bill authorising the executrix of William Baldwin to sell and convey certain real estate, which was read a first time, and on motion Ordered, that the said bill be made the order of the day for its second reading to-morrow.

Engrossed bills of the following titles, to wit: An act to authorise Gilbert D. Taylor to emancipate certain slaves therein named, An act to authorise Killis Walton to emancipate a negro man, Tom; An act to authorise John N. S. Jones and Alexander P. Jones to emancipate certain slaves, were severally read a third time and passed. Ordered, that the titles be as aforesaid, and that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence therein.

A bill to incorporate the Cahawba Navigation Company was read a second time. On motion of Mr. Murphy, Ordered, That the words "Section 3" be stricken out. Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a committee of the whole House, and be made the order of the day for its third reading on to-morrow.

A bill to authorise Samuel B. Shields to sell certain lands therein named, was read a second time. On motion, Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a committee of the whole House, and be made the order of the day for its third reading on Wednesday next.

A bill appointing commissioners to lay out a road on or near the dividing line between the counties of Limestone and Madison, was read a second time. Mr. Chambers moved to strike out the third section of said bill, which was decided in the affirmative. Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

A Bill for the relief of John Boyce, was read a second time; and, on motion, ordered to be engrossed for its third reading to-morrow.

Engrossed bills of the following titles, to wit; an act to incorporate the town of Selma, in the county of Dallas; an act to change the names of and legitimate certain persons therein named, were severally read a third time and passed. Ordered, That the titles be as aforesaid, and the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.


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A bill to be entitled an act authorising the issuing of Treasury notes was read a second time; and, on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a committee of the whole House, and be made the order of the day for Wednesday next.

A bill from the Senate entitled an act authorising and requiring that keepers of the several gaols in this State to receive and keep persons committed under the authority of the United States, was read a second time. Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a committee of the whole House, and be made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

The House then adjourned till to-morrow 10 o'clock.