Tuesday, November 28, 1820.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Terrel, agreeably to notice, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to establish and regulate justices courts, which was read the first time, and ordered to lie on the table, and twenty-five copies of said bill to be printed.

Mr. Watkins, from the select committee, reported a bill to be entitled an act, to establish a medical board for the State of Alabama, and for other purposes therein mentioned, which was read the first time. On motion ordered to lie on the table, and that fifty copies of said bill be printed.

Mr. Casey, from the committee of enrolled bills, reported that said committee had examined the bill, entitled an act, to incorporate the Steam Boat Company of Alabama, and found the same duly enrolled.

Mr. Garth, from the judiciary committee, reported a bill to be entitled an act, giving jurisdiction to the courts of certain counties, which was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

A bill entitled an act to incorporate the Cahawba Navigation Company; and a bill entitled an act authorising the executrix of William Baldwin to sell and convey certain real estate, were severally read the third time, and passed.

The Engrossed Bill to be entitled an act to amend an act passed December 3, 1801, revised and amended February 10, 1807, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act to amend an act passed Dec. 3, 1801, revised and amended Feb. 10, 1807. The engrossed bill to be entitled an act authorising a lottery for the benefit of the Alabama Lodge No. 51, of ancient free masons, was read the third time and passed. On motion of Mr. Watkins, Ordered, That the title of said bill be altered and amended from a bill to an act authorising a lottery for the benefit of the Alabama Lodge No. 51 of ancient Free masons and Halo Lodge of Cahawba.

The Engrossed Bill to provide additional election precincts in Dallas County, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, That the title of said bill be an act to provide additional election precincts in Dallas County.

The Engrossed Bill to be entitled an act to amend the laws now in force in this state respecting public roads, was read the third time


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and passed. Ordered, That the title of said bill be altered to that of an act to amend the laws now in force in this state respecting public roads.

The Engrossed 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, was read the third time.

Mr. Sims moved that the following section be added to said bill as an amendment by way of rider.

"Section 3. And be it further enacted, That the agents shall have the power to let the settlers or improvers remain on the sixteenth sections a sufficient time to remunerate them for any improvements they may have made; not exceeding five years."

And on the question being put thereon, it passed in the affirmative. Said bill was then read as amended, and passed. Ordered, That the title of said bill be 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.

Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives of the passage of the foregoing bills.

A bill to be entitled an act concerning executions, and for other purposes, was read the second time; and, on motion, committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-mororow.

A bill to alter and extend the limits of Autauga County, was read the second time.

Mr. Casey moved, that the said bill be amended by adding the following section:

"Section 2. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners appointed to superintend the building of a court house and jail, in the county of Autauga, be, and they are hereby authorised to draw on the county treasurer for the county of Autauga, such sum or sums as the county court of said county may think proper to allow them for superintending the building of said court house and jail, in said county." And the question being put thereon it passed in the affirmative. Said bill as amended was read, and on motion ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act, to alter and extend the boundaries of the county of Baldwin, and for other purposes, was on motion read the second time by its caption, and committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A message from His Excellency the Governor, by Thomas A. Rogers, Esquire, Secretary of State.

Mr. President: I am instructed to inform you that His Excellency the Governor, did on this day approve and sign a bill passed by both branches of the Legislature, entitled an act, to incorporate the Steam Boat Company of Alabama, which originated in your honourable body.


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A bill to be entitled an act, to point out the duties of owners and keepers of mills, who grind grain for till, 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.

A bill entitled an act, to change the name of the county of Cahawba, to that of Bibb, was read the second time.

And on motion, ordered to be read a third time on to-morrow.

A bill entitled an act, to amend an act, to regulate elections, establish certain precincts in the counties therein named, and for other purposes, passed on the 16th December, 1819, was read the second time, and on motion, ordered to be read a third time on to-morrow.

According to the order of the day, the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill to amend an act, passed December 23, 1815, fixing a standard for measures, 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 thereto, which were concurred in. Said bill as amended was read, and on motion ordered that said bill be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading 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 authorise the administrator of Thomas Ragland, deceased, to sell and transfer certain certificates of land therein named, MR. Garth in the chair; and after some time spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Garth reported the bill without amendment; which report was concurred.

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

Mr. Hogg gave notice that on to-morrow he would ask for leave to introduce a bill, having for its object the repeal of the law, passed at St. Stephens, 7th February, 1818, which authorised suit to be brought against one or two, or more joint obligors or co-partners in trade, without including other obligors or co-partners in trade.

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