Tuesday, November 21, 1820.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Trotter, from the Committee on Propositions and Grievances, to whom was referred the petition of sundry citizens of the county of Jackson, in behalf of Mary King, of that county, praying that she may be permitted to retail spirituous liquors without license, reported, that the prayer of said petitioners ought not to be granted.

A Message from His Honour the now Acting Governor, by Thomas A. Rogers, Esq. Secretary of State.

Mr. President, I am instructed by the Acting Governor, to inform you, that he did on the 18th instant approve and sign a resolution of the General Assembly expressive of their feelings on the loss of our late chief magistrate, William W. Bibb; which originated in your honorable body.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize John N. S. Jones and Alexander P. Jones to emancipate certain slaves therein named, was read the first time.

On motion of Mr. Casey the Senate proceeded to the question shall said bill pass to a second reading and be made the order of the day on to morrow; the yeas and nays being called for, it was decided in the affirmative.- yeas 12- nays 11.

Those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. President, Chambers, Conner, Davis, Hanby, Harwell, Herbert, Hodges, Rose, Seabury, Sims and Terrell.

Those who voted in the negative are Messrs, Casey, Farmer, Garth, Gause, Gaines, Hogg, Metcalfe, Ringgold, Trotter, Watkins and Ware.

An act to incorporate the town of Selma in the county of Dallas; An act to authorize Gilbert D. Taylor to emancipate certain slaves therein named; An act to authorize Killis Walton to emancipate a negro man slave named Tom; And an act to change the names if and legitimate certain persons therein named, were severally read the first time; and on motion, ordered to be read a second time and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act authorizing a lottery for the benefit of the Alabama Lodge No. 51 of ancient Free Masons, was read a second time; on motion of Mr. Watkins, ordered, that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act authorizing a review of Flint river was read the second time; on motion of Mr. Hodges, ordered that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize Lemuel Mead to emancipate a negro man slave named Richmond; and a bill to be entitled


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an act to authorize Daniel Reed to emancipate certain slaves therein named, were severally read a second time; on motion of Mr. Terrell said bills were respectively committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A bill to provide for fixing the site for the permanent seat of justice for the county of Marengo, and for other purposes, was read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Trotter, Ordered, That said bill be committed to a Committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act, to alter and amend an act, regulating hawkers and pedlars, was read a second time.

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

The memorial to the general government on the subject of a repeal of the law, restricting the taxation of certain lands and for other purposes, was read the second time.

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

A bill to be entitled an act, to amend an act, [passed last General Assembly, to provide two additional election precincts in the county of Jackson, was read the second time, and

On motion of Mr. Gaines said bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time on to-morrow.

A bill authorising a lottery for the benefit of the navigation of the Buttahatchee river, was on motion of Mr. Rose read a second time by its caption.

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

On motion of Mr. Casey, the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill to be entitled an act, to provide for the public printing and for other purposes, Mr. Farmer in the chair; and after some time spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Farmer reported, that the committee of the whole had according to order had said bill under consideration, and had made sundry amendments thereto, which were concurred in.

Said bill as amended was read, and ordered for a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Rose called for the orders of the day, an according to order, the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on a bill to be entitled an act, to amend an act, passed December 3, 1801, revised and amended February 10, 1807, Mr. Watkins in the chair; and after some time spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Watkins 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.

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