Saturday, November 18, 1820.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Herbert, presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Conecuh county, praying that no division or material alteration may be made of that county.

On motion of Mr. Herbert, the said petition was referred to committee on county boundaries.

Mr. Casey presented the petition of a number of citizens of Dallas county praying that no separation may be made of that part of the county which lies west of the Range line number thirteen on the east of the Alabama river.

On motion ordered to be referred to the same committee.

Mr. Casey presented the report of the commissioners appointed to take charge of the public lands and property within the limits of the town of Cahawba.

On motion of Mr. Casey, ordered that said report together with the documents accompanying the same, be referred to the committee on the State House.

Mr. Chambers presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Clarke county, praying that Augustus Forscue , may be compensated for a negro man his property, who was condemned and executed in this state for the crime of murder.

On motion ordered, that said petition be referred to a select committee.

Whereupon Messrs. Chambers, Ringgold, and Davis were appointed.

Mr. Trotter agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill declaring the Oaktuppa creek a navigable stream; which was read the first time.

On motion ordered that said bill be read a 2d time on Monday next.


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Mr. Gause moved for the order of the day.

And a bill to be entitled an Act to amend an Act passed December 3, 1801, revised and amended, February 10, 1807, was read a second time committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day of Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the renewal of the law effected in the Planter's and Merchants' Bank of Huntsville, was read the second time, and on motion ordered to be read a third time on Monday next.

According to the order of the day the Senate resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on a bill to be entitled an act requiring the Governor to reside at the seat of government, Mr. Garth in the chair; and after some time 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, and had directed him to report the same with an amendment; which bill, as amended, was read.

On motion, the question that the Senate do now concur in said amendment, was taken, the yeas and nays being called for, it passed in the affirmative -Yeas, 13 ; Nays 7.

Those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. Casey, Chambers, Conner, Farmer, Gause, Harwell, Herbert, Hogg, Metcalf, Terrel, Trotter, Watkins and Ware.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs President, Davis, Garth, Gaines, Ringgold, Seabury and Sims.

Mr. Chambers moved for a re-consideration of said question. And the question being taken thereupon, it was decided in the negative.

On motion, ordered that said bill be engrossed, and read a third time on Monday next.

A Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Walker.

MR. PRESIDENT -The House of Representatives have passed a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the public printing, and for other purposes; which bill was read the first time: and,

On motion of Mr. Davis, the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days, was dispensed with; and

On motion, said bill was read a second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole on Monday next.

Mr. Gause, from the Committee on enrolled Bills, reported, that the said committee had examined the joint resolution adopted by the General Assembly in commemoration of our late Governor, William W. Bibb, and found the same truly enrolled.

The engrossed Bill authorising the Governor of the State of Alabama to transmit the Acts of the General Assembly of this state, was read a third time, and passed.

Ordered, That the title of said bill be an act 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.


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A bill to incorporate the steam boat company of Alabama, was read a third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be An Act to incorporate the Steam Boat Company of Alabama.

On motion of Mr. Seabury the Senate adopted the following Resolution: Resolved, That a Committee be 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.

Whereupon Messrs. Seabury, Harwell and Trotter were appointed.

Mr. Gaines gave notice that on Monday next he would ask for leave to bring in a bill to establish additional election precincts in the county of Jackson.

Mr. Terrel gave notice, that on Monday next he would ask for leave to bring in a bill authorising a Lottery for the benefit of the navigation of the Buttahache river.

Also a bill for the division of Marion County.

Mr. Watkins, from the Select Committee, to whom was referred the petition 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 at the town of Claiborne, reported by a bill; which was read the first time.

And on motion, ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

A Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Walker.

MR. PRESIDENT- The House of Representatives have passed a joint resolution authorising the relief of certain persons therein named with which they desire your concurrence.

Said joint resolution was read the first time.

And on motion of Mr. Sims, the rule which requires all bills and joint resolutions to be read on three several days was dispensed with. The same was accordingly read a second and third time forthwith, and passed. Ordered, that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

A Message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Armstrong.

The House of Representatives have passed a bill entitled an act to amend an act, passed at Huntsville on the 16th December, 1819, entitled an act to alter and amend the laws regulating the admission and practice of Counsellors and Attornies at law, in which they desire your concurrence.

The said bill was read the first time, and, on motion, ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

Mr. Gause, from the Committee on enrolled Bills, reported that the Committee had examined the joint resolution of both Houses of the General Assembly for the relief of certain persons therein named and found the same duly enrolled; which was accordingly signed by the President.

The Senate adjourned until Monday at 12 o'clock, noon.