Thursday, November 16, 1820.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Trotter gave notice that on to morrow he would ask leave to bring in a bill declaring the Creek called Oaktuppa a navigable stream from the mouth thereof to Philips' mill.

Mr. Hodges presented the petition of Eugenio Campbell collector of taxes for Lawrence county, praying that a law may be passed, granting him relief for the arrears of taxes in that county.

On motion ordered, that said petition be referred to a select committee. Whereupon, Messrs. Hodges, Chambers and Gaines, were appointed.

Mr. Gause agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act requiring the Governor to reside at or near the seat of Government which was read the first time.

An on motion, ordered for a second reading on to morrow

On motion of Mr. Casey the Senate proceeded to the orders of the day.

The bill authorising the Governor of the State of Alabama, to transmit the acts of the General Assembly of this state to the Executives of the several States in the United States was read the second time.

On motion, ordered that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day on to-morrow

According to order the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill providing for the appointment of Electors to vote for President and Vice President of the United States. Mr. Casey in the chair. And after sometime spent therein, the committee rose,


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Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Casey reported that the committee of the whole had according to order had said bill under consideration, and had instructed him to report the same without amendment.

On motion ordered that said bill be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Rose agreeably to notice asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled "an act to amend an act passed December 3d 1801 revised and amended February 10th 1807, which was read the1st time and

On motion, ordered, that said bill be read a second time to morrow.

According to the order of the day the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill to be entitled "an act to divorce Pollydore Naylor and Elizabeth Naylor. Mr. Gause in the chair. And after sometime spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Gause reported that the committee of the whole had according to order had said bill under consideration and had made sundry amendments thereto; to which amendments the Senate concurred.

On motion, ordered that said bill be made the order of the day for a third reading on to morrow.

On motion of Mr. Garth, the bill to establish a public road from the southern boundary line of Township eight in Range four or five west of the basis meridian of Huntsville to the Falls of Tuskaloosa, was postponed until Monday next.

According to the order of the day, the Senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on the bill to incorporate the Steam Boat Company of Alabama, Mr. Garth in the chair, and after sometime spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Garth reported 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, had directed him to report progress and ask leave to sit again, which was granted.

According to the order of the day the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill to extend the limits of the town of Blakeley and to provide for its government, Mr. Farmer in the chair, and Mr. Farmer reported that the committee of the whole had according to order had said bill under consideration and had made an amendment thereto which was read and concurred in. And

On motion, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to morrow.

According to the order of the day the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the memorial to the Congress of the United States and joint resolution thereon, having for their object the relief of purchasers of public land under the former laws of the United States, Mr. Watkins in the chair, And after some time spent therein


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the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Watkins reported the same without amendment.

On motion, ordered that the said memorial and joint resolution be read a third time on to morrow.

The engrossed bill to be entitled an act authorising and requiring the keepers of the several jails in this State to receive and keep persons committed under the authority of the United States was read the third time and passed.

On motion ordered, that the title of said bill be altered from a bill to an act authorising and requiring the keepers of the several jails in this State to receive and keep persons committed under the authority of the United States.

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