Monday, November 27, 1820.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Garth from the committee on the judiciary, reported a bill to be entitled an act, concerning executions, and for other purposes; which was read the first time.

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

Mr. Seabury from the committee on the boundaries of counties, reported a bill, to be entitled an act, to alter and extend the boundaries of the county of Baldwin and for other purposes; which was read the first time.

Mr. Trotter moved that said bill be laid on the table, and the question being put thereon, it passed in the negative.

Said bill was then on motion ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Chambers moved the following resolution :

Resolved by the Senate and house of representatives of the State of Al-


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abama, in General Assembly convened, That after the twenty-ninth day of the present month, no new business shall be introduced in either branch of the General Assembly during the present session, and the question being put thereon, it passed in the negative.

Mr. Hogg agreeably to notice asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill, to be entitled an act, to point out the duties of owners and keepers of mills who grind grain for toll, which was read the first time and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Chambers moved the following resolution:

Resolved, That the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing for the payment of jurors of the circuit courts, by a tax on the suites, and the question being put thereon, it passed in the negative.

A bill to be entitled an act, to incorporate the steam boat company of Alabama; the amendments proposed by the house of representatives, are thus, in the 4th section, between the words "Blakeley and," and by inserting "or such other town, or place in the State as may be determined on by a majority of the stock holders of said company-and after the word "corporation" in the last lines of the same section by adding "Provided also, that at all elections to be holden by the stockholders under this act, they may vote by proxy.

A bill to be entitled an act, to amend an act, passed December 23, 1815, fixing a standard for measures, was read a second time, and ordered to 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 change the name of the county of Cahawba to that of Bibb, was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act, concerning elections and for other purposed, was read the first time and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act, to authorise the administratrix of Thomas Ragland, deceased, to sell and transfer certain certificates of land therein named, was read a second time, and ordered to 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 a bill to define the boundaries of Marion county, and for other purposes, Mr. Chambers in the chair, and after some time spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Chambers reported that the committee of the whole had according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had made sundry amendments ; which were severally read and concurred in. Mr. Casey moved to add a new section in these words "Be it further enacted, That all that tract of country, commencing on the Spanish line, thirty miles west of the Chatahooche, thence due north to where it strikes the Indian boundary line, shall constitute one county, to be called and know by the name of               ;" and the question being put on agreeing to said section, the yeas and nays were called for, it passed in the


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negative, yeas 5, nays 16 --those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Casey, Chambers, Conner, Harwell, and Ware. Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. President, Davis, Farmer, Garth, Gaines, Hanby, Herbert, Hogg, Metcalfe, Ringgold, Rose, Seabury, Sims, Terrel, Trotter, and Watkins.

The question was then taken on engrossing said bill for a third reading on to-morrow, and it passed in the negative --Mr. Chambers moved a reconsideration of the question taken on engrossing said bill for a third reading, and it passed in the affirmative. On motion said bill was ordered to lie on the table.

According to order the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on a bill to be entitled an act, requiring payment to be made for slaves condemned, &c. 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, and had directed him to report the same as amended which was read and amendments concurred in.

A bill to be entitled an act, authorising the executrix of William Baldwin, to sell and convey certain real estate, was read a second time and ordered to be read a third time on to-morrow.

According to order, the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on a bill to be entitled an act, to amend the laws now in force in this State, respecting public roads. 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, which were severally read and concurred in.

Mr. Casey moved to strike out at the end of the first section, these words: "although the distance may not exceed five miles;" and the question being put thereon, it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Casey, ordered that said bill be engrossed and read a third time on to-morrow.

Mr. Rose from the committee on county boundaries reported a bill to alter and extend the limits of Autauga county, which was read the first time and ordered to a second reading on to-morrow. Mr. Davis asked leave to absence for the gentleman from Autauga county, until Thursday next, which was granted.

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, entitled an act, to provide for leasing for a limited time, the lands reserved by the Congress of the United States, for the support of schools within each township of this State, for a seminary of learning, 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 directed him to report the same as amended, which was read and concurred in. Mr. Watkins moved to amend said bill by adding these words, "provided that the provisions in this or any other act


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shall be so construed as to allow a leasing of any sixteenth section in any township, wherein no sale has been made of the lands thereof by the United States." The question being put thereon, the yeas and nays were called for; it passed in the negative. Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Chambers, Connor, Garth, Hanby, Ringgold, Sims, Watkins and Ware, 8. Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. President, Casey, Davis, Farmer, Gaines, Harwell, Herbert, Hogg, Metcalfe, Seabury, Terrel and Trotter, 12.

On motion of Mr. Davis, ordered that said bill be engrossed and read a third time on to-morrow.

The Senate adjourned until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.