Tuesday, November 21, 1820.

Mr. Draughon presented the Petition of Noah Dykes, praying that he may be exempted from paying for license on a retailer's shop, which was received, and, on motion, Ordered, That the said petition be referred to a select committee. Whereupon, Messrs Draughon, Walker and Evans, were appointed said committee.

Mr. Walker, from the select committee to which was referred that part of the Governor's message as relates to inclosing the public buildings, reported the following bill: "a bill to provide for enclosing the public buildings, and for other purposes," which was read a first time, and, on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Fitzpatrick, of Montgomery, obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act to amend an act passed at Huntsville in December 1819, by the last General Assembly, regulating public ferries, &c. which was read the first time; and, on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Murrell obtained leave to bring in a bill to alter an act entitled an act to establish certain counties therein named, and for other purposes therein named, which was read a first time; and on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow.

A Message from the Senate by Mr. Farmer.

Mr. Speaker- I have to inform your honorable body that the Senate have adopted the following resolution for your concurrence.

Resolved, That a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, to take into consideration the propriety of providing for the safe keeping of the records and papers belonging and appertaining to the Legislature of the State of Alabama; and that committee have leave to report by bill or otherwise, Messrs. Farmer, Gaines, and Herbert being appointed a committee on the part of the Senate.

Mr. Weedon obtained leave to bring in a bill, to be entitled an act, to establish a Bank in the town of Cahawba, which bill was read the first time; and on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time on Monday next. Ordered, That one hundred copies of the said bill be printed for the use of the members.

Mr. Chambers obtained leave to bring in a bill changing the name of the county of Cahawba to that of Bibb, which bill was read a first time and on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow.


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Mr. Tagert obtained leave to bring in a bill to amend the eighth section of an act, entitled an act, to provide for county officers and for other purposes, passed at Huntsville 17th December, 1819, which bill was read a first time, and on motion, ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Holderness obtained leave to bring in a bill reducing the salary of the Treasurer, which was read the first time, and on motion, ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Shackleford obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act to repeal an act of the last General Assembly of the State of Alabama, entitled an act, for the encouragement of killing and destroying wolves and panthers, which was read the first time; and, on motion, ordered to be read a second time next Thursday.

Mr. Perry presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of Cahawba and its vicinity, praying the establishment of a State Bank, which was received, and ordered to lie on the table.

A message from the Governor, by Mr. Noble.

Executive office, Nov. 21, 1820.

To the Senate and House of Representatives,

GENTLEMEN,

Since the communication of my message at the commencement of your present session, I have received the reports of William Terry, Esq. the Engineer employed in behalf of this State, containing his examination of the Tennessee and Cahawba rivers; which reports I herewith transmit for the information of the General Assembly.

THOMAS BIBB.

Which message with its accompanying documents was referred to the committee on inland navigation.

Mr. Vining obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, to amend an act, to regulate elections, establish certain precincts in the counties therein named, and for other purposes, passed the 16th December, 1819 which was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Chambers the House took up the report of the committee of propositions and grievances on the petition of sundry lessees on the 16th sections in Madison county, and on motion of Mr. Chambers, the House disagreed to said report.

A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Steam Boat Company of Alabama, 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 Thursday next.

A bill to be entitled an act appointing commissioners to lay out a road on or near the dividing line between the counties of Madison and Limestone, was read a third time, and the blank therein being filled the said bill passed. Ordered, That the words "a bill to be entitled" be stricken out, and the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

A bill authorising the executrix of William Baldwin to sell and convey certain real estate, was read a second time, and on motion, Ordered, that the said bill be engrossed and be made the order of the day for to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of John Boyce, was read a


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third time and passed. Ordered, that the words "a bill to be entitled" be stricken out, and that the same be sent to the Senate for their concurrence.

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole House, Mr. Perry in the chair, on the bill to incorporate the Cahawba Navigation Company; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Perry reported the said bill with amendments, in which report the House concurred. Ordered, that the said bill be engrossed, and be made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

An act to divorce Polydore Naylor and Elizabeth Naylor was read a second time, and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Mr. Morton obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act to alter the mode of voting at elections by the people, which was read a first time. Mr. Weedon moved that the consideration of the said bill be postponed till the first Monday in November, which was decided in the negative. The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Benson, Bailey, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Cleveland, Creagh, Draughon, Dale, Evans, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Hill, Murphy, Mims, Perry, Smoot, Tagert, Vining, Walker and Weedon.-22. And those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Abercrombie, Bigham, Isaac Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Clay, Coats, Coleman, Doxey, Davis, Duke, Edmundson, Holderness Leake, Moore of Madison, Morton, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Marion, McVay, Rather, Shackleford, and Sargent- 23. Ordered, that the said bill be made the order of the day for its second reading on Thursday next.

Mr. Chapman obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act divorcing Nancy Clift and Jesse Clift, was read a first time, and ordered for a second reading to-morrow.

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