Wednesday, November 29, 1820.

Mr. Perry presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Dallas county, praying that a part of said county may not be added to Wilcox county, which was received, and on motion, ordered, that the said petition be referred to the committee on county boundaries.

Mr. Murphy from the committee of ways and means, reported the following bill: a bill to be entitled an act, to raise a revenue for the support of government for the year 1821, 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 on to-morrow; and that one hundred copies thereof, be printed for the use of the members.

Mr. Perry from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of the Intendant and Town Council of Cahawba, reported the following bill: a bill to be entitled an act, to amend an act, entitled an act, for the government of the town of Cahawba, passed at Huntsville December 3, 1819, which was read a first time and ordered for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Vining obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled a act, for the relief of securities, which was read a first time, and on motion, ordered, that said bill be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow. The House then took up the bill from the Senate entitled an act, to incorporate the town of Selma, in the county of Dallas, and concurred in the amendments made thereto by the Senate.

A bill from the Senate, entitled an act to authorise a lottery for the benefit of the Alabama Lodge No. 51, of Ancient Freemasons & Halo Lodge of Cahawba, was read a first time, and, on motion, Ordered, That the said act be read a second time to-morrow.

A bill from the Senate, entitled an act to amend the laws now in force in this State, respecting public roads, was read a first time; and, on motion, Ordered, That the said bill lie on the table.

A bill from the Senate to be entitled an act to provide additional election precincts in Dallas county, was referred to the committee on Privileges and Elections.

A bill from the Senate to be entitled an act to amend an act passed Dec. 3d, 1801, revised and amended 10th February, 1807 was read a first time; and, on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow.

A bill from the Senate to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to provide for leasing for a limited time the land reserved by the Congress of the United States for the support of schools within each township of this State for a Seminary of learning, and for other purposes, was read a first time; and on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Chapman obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act to prevent obstructing or diverting from the natural channel, any water course, which would otherwise flow through the land of any person,


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which was read a first time; and, on motion, Ordered, That the said bill be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Chapman, from the committee of enrolled bills, reported that the said committee had examined the act authorising the executrix of William Baldwin, to sell and convey certain real estate therein named, and find the same truly enrolled.

Engrossed bills of the following titles, to wit: an act to authorise Jeremiah Austill to dispose of the lands of the late David Files; an act to authorise S. B. Shields to sell certain lands therein mentioned; an act providing for the payment of William Pye; an act to repeal an act of the last General Assembly of the State of Alabama, entitled an act for the encouragement of killing Wolves and Panthers; an act to fix the seat of justice permanently in Lauderdale county, were severally read a third time and passed; Ordered, That the titles be as aforesaid; and that the same be sent to Senate for their concurrence.

A bill to be entitled an act to establish a bank in the town of Cahawba, 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 Friday next.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Farmer: Mr. Speaker, The Senate have passed the following bills: an act to change the name of the county of Cahawba to that of Bibb; an act to amend an act to regulate elections, establish certain precincts in the counties therein named, and for other purposes, passed the 16th Dec. 1819, which originated in your honorable body.

They have also passed the following bills: an act to alter and extend the limits of Autauga county, and for other purposes; an act to amend an act passed Dec. 23d, 1815, fixing a standard for measures; and, an act to authorise the administrator of Thomas Ragland, deceased, to sell and transfer certain certificates of land therein named, to which they desire your concurrence.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Farmer. Mr. Speaker,- the Senate concur in the amendment made by the House of Representatives to the first section of the bill entitled an act authorizing and requiring the keepers of the several jails in this state, to receive and keep persons committed under the authority of the United States.

A bill to be entitled an act declaring Oaktuppa Creek a navigable stream, was read a second time, and on motion Ordered, That the said bill be made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act authorizing a review of Flint River, was read a second time. Mr. Rather moved to amend the first section of said bill, by inserting after the words "Flint River," these words, in Cotaco county; which was decided in the affirmative. On motion, Ordered, that the said bill be read a third time to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act authorizing a lottery for the benefit of the navigation of Buttahachee River, was postponed till to-morrow.

A Bill to be entitled an act to provide for fixing the permanent seat of justice for the county of Marengo, which was read a second time and on motion Ordered, that the said bill be read a third time to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to establish a public road from the southern boundary line of township eight in range four or five, west of the


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basis meridian of Huntsville, to the Falls of Tuskaloosa, was postponed till to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act defining the duties of Sheriffs and Constables was then taken up. Mr. Perkins moved to strike out the first section of said bill, which was decided in the negative. Ayes 10- Nays 29. The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Benson, John Brown, Clay, Draughon, Evans, Hill, Isbell, McMeans, Perry and Perkins- 10. Those who voted in the negative are, Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Bailey, Isaac Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Cleveland, Creagh, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Dale, Doxey, Davis, Duke, Edmundson, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Holderness, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Morton, Murrell, Moore of Marion, McVay, Mims, Rather, Shackleford, Sargent, Smoot, Vining, Walker and Weedon-29. Mr. Weedon moved to amend the said bill by striking out the words "from the passage thereof." which was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Walker moved to insert the words, the first day of February, at the end of the said bill, which was decided in the affirmative. Ordered, that the said bill be referred to the Judiciary Committee.

A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the trustees of the Solemn Grove Academy, in Monroe county, was read a second time, and on motion Ordered, that the said bill be engrossed and be made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

The resolution requiring the Secretary of State, Comptroller of Public Accounts, and State Treasurer to reside at the seat of government, was read a second time. On motion of Mr. Chapman, Ordered, that the further consideration of the said resolution be indefinitely postponed.

A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of certain lessees of school lands in Madison county, was read a third time. Mr. Weedon moved by way of rider, to amend the said bill, by adding to the said bill the following words: "Provided the said lessees shall enter into bond with approved security to the acting trustees of said 16th sections, to deliver at the expiration of the year 1821,the houses in good repair, and the improved land under good and sufficient fences," which was decided in the affirmative. The question was then put on the final passage of the bill, and decided in the affirmative.- Ayes 44. Nays, 4. The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Conecuh , Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Cleveland, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Draughon, Dale, Doxey, Davis, Edmundson, Evans, Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Morton, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Marion, McVay, Mims, Perry, Rather, Shackleford, Sargent, Smoot, Vining, Walker and Weedon- 44. Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Duke, Holderness, Isbell and Perkins- 4. Ordered, that the words "a bill to be entitled," be stricken out.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize Henry Taylor of Wilcox county, to emancipate certain negroes therein named, was read a se-


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cond time, and on motion Ordered, that the said bill be engrossed, and be made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the county court of Conecuh county to levy a tax for building a court house and jail, in said county, and for other purposes therein mentioned, was read a second time and on motion Ordered, that the said bill be engrossed, and be made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to regulate the collection of money on executions, was read a second time; and on motion of Mr. Armstrong of Mobile Ordered, that the bill be committed to a committee of the whole house, and be made the order of the day for Friday next.

The House then adjourned.