Wednesday, December 6, 1820.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Seabury, from the committee appointed to inquire into the expediency of ceding to the United States, the jurisdiction of so much land as may be necessary for the purpose of building a light house, and for the accommodation of the keepers thereof at Mobile point, reported by a bill to be entitled an act to cede to the United States, the jurisdiction of this State to certain land for the purpose therein mentioned; which bill was read the first time, and on motion, ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to vest certain lots in the Intendant and Council of the town of the Cahawba, and for other purposes, was read the second time. On motion said bill was committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

Mr. Sims asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act appointing additional precincts for holding elections to the county of Bibb, which was read the first time, and, on motion, ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Gause, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that the Committee had presented to His Excellency the Governor, for his approval and signature the following bills, to wit:

An act to provide for fixing the site for the permanent seat of Justice for the county of Marengo, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

An act authorising a review of Flint river in Cotaco county: An


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act declaring the Oaktuppa Creek, a navigable stream, &c. According to the order of the day, An act supplementary to the act entitled an act to incorporate the city of Mobile, passed the 17th December, 1819; An act to incorporate the town of Washington, in the county of Autauga; An act to amend an act entitled an act providing for the determination of suites and controversies by arbitration, passed at Huntsville 13th Dec. 1819; An act authorizing a lottery for the building a bridge over clear creek, in the town of Cahawba; And an act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a bank in the town of Mobile, passed at St. Stephens the 20th November, 1818, were severally read the second time. And on motion, ordered to be read the third time on to-morrow.

Mr. Chambers introduced the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the north east room on the second floor of the State House, be assigned for the use of the Comptroller of accounts, and that the south west room on the first floor, be assigned for the use of the State Treasurer, which resolution was read the first time. On motion said resolution was ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Farmer, Mr. Terrel was added to the committee appointed to settle the accounts of the State Engineer.

According to order of the day the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on a bill to digest the laws on the State of Alabama, Mr. Watkins in the chair; and after some time spent therein the committee rose; Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Watkins report, that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration but not having time to go through with the same, and directed him to report progress, and ask leave to sit again, which was granted.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorise the Governor or person exercising that office to remit any fine, forfeiture or sentence of imprisonment, was read a second time; on motion, ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-morrow. On motion of Mr. Gause the order of the day on a Resolution proposing amendments to the constitution was postponed until to-morrow.

A message from the Governor by Thomas A. Rogers, Secretary of State: Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate, I am instructed by the acting Governor, to inform your that he has on to-day approved and signed an act authorising a review of Flint River, in Cotaco county: an act declaring the Oaktuppa creek a navigable stream; and an act to provide for fixing the site for the permanent seat of justice for the county Marengo, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorise the county court of Conecuh county to leave a tax for building a Court House and Jail in said county and for other purposes therein mentioned, was read a third time and passed.

Engrossed resolution requesting the Governor to transmit the cen-


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sus to our Senators and Representatives in Congress, requesting them to use their exertions to obtain an additional Representatives therein, was read a third time and passed.

Engrossed bill to be entitled an act to establish the seat of Justice in Montgomery county, was read a third time and passed. On motion of Mr. Farmer, the committee of the whole was discharged from the further consideration of a bill, to provide for facilitating the Navigation of the water courses of the State of Alabama. Ordered, that said bill be referred to the committee appointed to settle the account with the State Engineer.

Mr. Terrel asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to prohibit the removal of distempered cattle, which was read the first time. Ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Farmer, the committee of the whole was discharged from the further consideration of a bill, to provide for assessing and collecting the taxes in this State. Ordered that said bill be referred to the committee on a bill to provide for taking the census, in pursuance to requisitions of the constitution of the State of Alabama.

Mr. Farmer gave notice that he should on to-morrow ask for leave to bring in a bill, to be entitled an act, to compel plaintiffs in court at law, to give security for costs.

On motion of Mr. Davis, the following resolution was adopted.

Resolved, That no new matter shall be introduced into the Senate except from standing committees, after the ninth day of this instant.

The Senate adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock.