Wednesday, December 13, 1820.

Mr. Gause from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that the committee had examined a bill to be entitled an act, to alter and extend the limits of Autauga county, and for other purposes, which was signed by the President.

On motion of Mr. Chambers, a bill to be entitled an act, to organize the militia of this State, was read a third time and passed. Ordered that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

Resolutions authorising the State Treasurer to pay the expences of the General Assembly, in manner therein mentioned and for other purposes was read a third time and passed.

A bill to be entitled an act, to apportion the representatives among the several counties of this State, and to divide into senatorial districts according to the returns of the census, was read a second time, and on motion of Mr. Rose, ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day forthwith.

On motion of Mr. Rose, according to order the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on said bill, Mr. Farmer in the chair, and after some time spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. farmer reported that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had directed him to report the same as amended.

Mr. Rose, moved that the Senate concur in the amendments of the


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committee of the whole. Mr. Watkins moved that the question be taken separately on said amendments.

The first amendment reported by the committee of the whole:--- in the 12th line, 1st section, strike out one and insert two after the word Bibb, and the question being taken thereon it was decided in the affirmative. The second amendment reported by the committee o the whole to strike out the second section of said bill in these words: Section 2, And be it further enacted, that the counties of Baldwin, Washington and Mobile shall form one senatorial district; Conecuh, Henry and Butler one; Monroe and Wilcox one; Clark and Marengo one; Dallas and Perry one; Autauga and Montgomery one; Green and Tuskaloosa one; Bibb and Shelby one; Jefferson and Marion one; Blount and St. Clair one; Cotaco one; Lawrence one; Franklin and Lauderdale one; Limestone one; Madison one, and Jackson one, and each district shall be entitled to elect one senator, and the question being taken on concurring with the committee of the whole on striking out said section, it was decided in the affirmative. The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. President, Casey, Chambers, Connor, Farmer, Gause, Gaines, Hanby, Herbert, Hogg, Metcalfe, Ringgold, Rose, Sims, Terrel, Trotter, Watkins and Ware, 13. Those who voted in the negative are Messrs. Davis, Garth, Harwell, Hodges and Seabury, 5. Ordered that said bill be read a third time on to-morrow.

Message from the House of Representatives, by Messrs. Jackson and Cleveland.

Mr. President,- The House of Representatives have passed 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 Dec. 3, 1819. A bill to be entitled an act to repeal in part, and amend an act to regulate the proceeding in the Court of Law and Equity in this state, which were severally read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

The House of Representatives have passed the resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to pay the expenses of the General Assembly in manner therein mentioned, and for other purposes, with the following amendments, between the words "member and thereof," by inserting "clerk and doorkeeper," between the words "members and just," by inserting "clerks and doorkeepers," after the word "same" strike out all the first section, and insert in lieu thereof "having regard to kind as well as quality, which amendments were concurred in by the Senate.

Message from the acting Governor, by Thomas A. Rogers, Secretary of State.

Mr. President, and Gentlemen of the Senate:--- I am instructed by the acting Governor, to inform you that he did on this day approve and sign, An act to alter and extend the limits of Autauga county, ad for other purposes, which originated in this honorable body.

Mr. Gause from the committee of enrolled bills, reported that the


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committee has examined the following bills and found the same duly enrolled.

An act supplementary to the act entitled an act to incorporate the city of Mobile, passed the 17th December, 1819.

An act declaring that part of Limestone, leading from Mooresville to the Tennessee river a public highway, and for other purposes.

An act for the relief of certain lessees of school lands in Madison county.

An act to incorporate the trustees of the Solemn Grove Academy, in the county of Monroe.

An act to incorporate the town of Washington, in Autauga county, Mr. Casey laid before the Senate, the report of the Adjutant General of the State of Alabama. On motion of Mr. Rose, ordered that said report lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled an act making it the duty of the comptroller to issue printed warrants, was read the first time, on motion of Mr. Hogg, the rule requiring all bills and joint resolutions to be read on three several days, was dispensed with, and said bill was read a second and third time, and passed.

The Senate then adjourned until to-morrow morning, at 10 o'clock.