Friday November 17, 1820.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Herbert presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Conecuh praying that a new county may be formed and established, consisting of certain parts of the counties of Conecuh, Monroe and Butler to be in respect for the late Governor, called the county of Bibb; which petition was referred to the committee on county boundaries.

Mr. Herbert also presented two petitions of others, inhabitants of said county, praying that no division of the county of Conecuh, may take place as above proposed; which was also referred to the committee on county boundaries.

Mr. Watkins presented the petition of a number of the inhabitants of Monroe county, praying that a part of Monroe may be added to the new county proposed by certain of the inhabitants of Conecuh to be established and called Bibb; which petition was likewise referred to the same committee.

Mr. Watkins presented the petition of William B. Patton, Henry W. Taylor and Gurdon Robinson, in behalf of the Alabama Lodge of Free Masons No. 51, praying for permission to raise by a lottery the sum of ten thousand dollars for the purpose of building a lodge room in the town of Claiborne.

Ordered, that said petition be referred to a select committee: where upon Messrs. Watkins, Farmer and Garth were appointed.

A bill to be entitled an act requiring the governor to reside at the seat of government, was read the second time; and 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 the order of the day, the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill authorizing 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, Mr. Chambers in the chair; and after some time spent therein the Committee rose. Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Cham-


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bers reported that the Committee had, according to order had said bill under consideration and had made sundry amendments thereto which were severally read and concurred in by the Senate.

On motion, Ordered, That said bill be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

According to order the Senate resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the bill to incorporate the Steam Boat Company of Alabama. Mr. Terrel in the chair; and after some time spent therein the Committee rose. Mr. President resumed the chair and Mr. Terrel reported that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration and had made sundry amendments thereto, which were severally read and concurred in.

Mr. Garth moved to amend said bill by adding a new section thereto, in those words, be it further enacted that a vote of three-fifths of both houses of the Legislature shall repeal all privileges and immunities arising under this act: which amendment was rejected.

On motion ordered that said bill with its amendments be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Murphy:

Mr. President, the House of Representatives have passed an act to provide for the appointment of Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States and a bill to provide for the renewal of the loan effected in the Planters and Merchants' Bank of Huntsville for and in behalf of this State: to which they desire your concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Watkins, Resolved, that a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate to join such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives to take into consideration the propriety of establishing a medical board for the State of Alabama, and that they have leave to report by bill or otherwise.

Whereupon Messrs Watkins, Farmer and Casey were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate. Ordered, that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

The bill from the House of Representatives entitled an act to provide for the appointment of Electors of President and Vice President of the United States, was taken up and read the first time, and, on motion, ordered to lie on the table.

Also the bill entitled an act for the renewal of the loan effected in the Planters and Merchants Bank of Huntsville, for and in behalf of this State, was read the first time, and

On motion ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

The engrossed bill providing for the appointment of electors for President and Vice President 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 providing for the appointment of electors for President and Vice President of the United States.

The engrossed bill to be entitled an act to divorce Polydore Naylor and Elizabeth Naylor, was read the third time and passed.


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Ordered that the title of said bill be an act, to divorce Polydore Naylor and Elizabeth Naylor.

The engrossed bill to extend the limits of the town of Blakeley and to provide for its government, was read the third time and passed.

On motion of Mr. Seabury ordered that the title of said bill be altered to an act to provide for the government of the Town of Blakeley.

Mr. Sims gave notice that on tomorrow he would ask leave to bring in a bill to change the name of Cahawba county.

The memorial to Congress and joint resolution thereon, for the relief of purchasers of public lands under the laws of the United States, were read a third time and passed.

Ordered that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

On motion of Mr. Farmer, Mr. Conner was added to the committee on finance.

Mr. Farmer gave notice, that on to morrow he would ask leave to bring in a bill concerning Divorce and Alimony.

The senate adjourned until to morrow ten o'clock.