Saturday, December 2, 1820.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Rose, from the committee on county boundaries, reported that it is inexpedient at the present session of the Legislature, to create any new county, except that which is contemplated in the bill for the division of Marion county, now progressing in the Senate, which division your committee recommend to be made; which report was concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Farmer, the resolution of the House of Representatives, appointing three members to act with a committee to be appointed on the part of the Senate, to settle the accounts of the State Engineer was concurred in. Ordered that Messrs. Farmer, Hogg, and Hanby be appointed the committee, and that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. Hogg asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, pointing out the mode of coercing the taxes due the State from the defaulting tax collectors therein, which was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

A resolution providing for the preservation of the State records, was read a third time and passed.

A bill to provide for taking the Census, in pursuance to the requisitions of the constitution of the State of Alabama, was read a second time by its caption, and ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act, to amend an act, passed at St. Stephens, the 13th of February, 1818, to establish the Tombeckbe Bank, was read a second time, and ordered to be read a third time on Monday next.


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A bill to be entitled an act, declaring that part of Limestone leading from Mooreville to the Tennessee river, a public highway, was read a second time, and ordered to be read a third time on Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act, to authorise the Governor to dispose of the public arms of this State, was read a second time, and ordered to be read a third time on Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act, for the relief of certain lessees of school lands in Madison county, was read a second time, and ordered to be read a third time on Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act, to authorise Jeremiah Austell to dispose of the lands of the late David Files, was on motion of Mr. Chambers read a second time by its caption, and ordered to be read a third time on Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act, to authorise Samuel B. Shields to sell certain lands therein mentioned, was read a second time by its caption, and ordered to be read a third time on Monday next.

Mr. Gause, from the committee of enrolled bills, reported, that the committee had examined the bill to be entitled an act, to provide for the government of the town of Blakeley, and found the same duly enrolled and signed by the President.

A bill to be entitled an act, providing for the payment of William Pye was read a second time, and ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on Monday next.

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, was read a second time, and ordered to be read a third time on Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act to fix the seat of Justice in the county of Lauderdale, was read a second time, and ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole on Monday next.

Mr. Terrel called for the bill to define the boundaries of Marion county, and for other purposes, which was taken up, and on motion of Mr. Sims, ordered that said bill be recommitted to a committee of the whole on Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act, to incorporate the town of Ococoposo, in the county of Franklin, was read a second time by it caption, and ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole on Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act, to apportion the representatives among the several counties within this State, and to divide the State into senatorial districts was read a second time by its caption, and, on motion of Mr. Seabury, ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on Monday next.

According to order, the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on a bill to be entitled an act establishing a medical board in the State of Alabama, and for other purposes therein mentioned, Mr. Garth in the chair; and after some time spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Garth reported, that


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the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had directed him to report the same with sundray amendments, which were severally read and concurred in. Ordered, that said bill as amended be engrossed and read a third time on Monday next.

A bill to provide for assessing and collecting the taxes in this State.

On motion of Mr. Sims ordered to lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Farmer, the order of the day on the bill to provide for digesting the laws of the State of Alabama, was postponed until Monday next.

According to order the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill to be entitled an act, for the government of the port and harbour of Blakeley, Mr. Chambers in the chair; and after some time spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Chambers reported, that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had directed him to report the same with sundry amendments, which were severally read and concurred in. On motion of Mr. Seabury, ordered that said bill as amended be engrossed and read a third time on Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Farmer a resolution proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alabama, was postponed until Monday next.

Mr. Casey moved that the Senate concur in the report of the committee of the whole on the bill to be entitled an act to afford a summary relief to persons purchasing lands of the United States; and the question being put thereon it was decided in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Seabury said bill was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Gause, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported, that the committee had presented to the Governor, for his approval and signature, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the government of the town of Blakeley.

The Senate adjourned until Monday morning, ten o'clock.