Thursday, November 30, 1820.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Farmer presented the memorial of the Sheriff of Lauderdale county, praying that he may be allowed pay for keeping of John C. Wilbourn, charged with having stolen a negro, and committed to the care as Sheriff of said county. On motion of Mr. Farmer, ordered that said memorial be referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

Mr. Gause from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that the committee had examined the bill entitled an act, authorising and requiring the keepers of the several jails in this State, to receive and keep persons committed under the authority of the United States, and found the same duly enrolled.

Mr. Herbert, from the committee to whom was referred the resolution proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alabama, reported a resolution recommending amendments thereto. which were read the first time. On motion of Mr. Gause ordered to be read second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Hanby, from the Select Committee to inquire into the expediency of amending the laws now in force relative to assessing taxes, reported a bill to provide for assessing and collecting the taxes in this state, which was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Gause, from the committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that he had presented to the Governor, for his approval and signature, a bill entitled an act authorising and requiring the keepers of the several jails in this state to receive and keep persons committed under the authority of the United States.

Mr. Farmer, from the committee to whom was referred the resolution on the subject of digesting the laws of the State of Alabama, reported a bill to provide for digesting the laws; which was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

According to the order of the day a bill to be entitled an act to point


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out the duties of owners and keepers of mills, who grind grain for toll, was read the third time, and passed. Ordered, That the title of said bill be an act to point out the duties of owners and keepers of water mills, who grind grain for toll.

A bill to be entitled an act concerning executions, and for other purposes, was read a third time; and Mr. Casey moved to amend said bill by a rider in those words, "Provided nothing in this act shall be so construed as to compel any person or persons who resides out of the Judicial Circuit (where any other Bank bills are declared to be current than those that redeem their notes with specie) to receive the same in payment;" and the question being put thereon, the yeas and nays were called for --it was decided in the negative. Yeas 9, Nays 13.

Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Casey, Chambers, Harwell, Herbert, Metcalf, Ringgold, Seabury, Trotter, and Watkins.

Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs, President, Connor, Davis, Farmer, Garth, Gause, Hanby, Hodges, Hogg, Sims, Terrel, and Ware.

The question was then taken on the passage of said bill on its third reading, and the yeas and nays being called for, it passed in the affirmative, Yeas 14, Nays 8.

Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs, President, Connor, Davis, Farmer, Garth, Gause, Gaines, Hanby, Hodges, Hogg, Sims, Terrel, Watkins, and Ware.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs, Casey, Chambers, Harwell, Herbert, Metcalf, Ringgold, Seabury, and Trotter.

On motion, Ordered, That the title of said bill be an act entitled an act concerning executions, and for other purposes.

A bill to be entitled an act establishing a Medical Board in the State of Alabama and for other purposes therein mentioned, 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.

On motion of Mr. Seabury, the Senate according to order resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on a bill to be entitled an ac to alter and extend the boundaries of the county of Baldwin and for other purposes, Mr. Watkins in the chair, and after some time sent 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 said bill with sundry amendments, which were severally read and concurred in. On motion of Mr. Chambers, ordered that said bill be engrossed and read a third time on to-morrow.

Mr. Farmer from the committee on Navigation reported a bill to provide for facilitating the Navigation of the water courses of the State of Alabama, which was read the first time, and ordered to lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled an act to afford summary relief to persons purchasing lands of the United States 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 for the relief of Eugenio Campbell, was read a second time,


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and on motion of Mr. Hodges, ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

An act to provide for the Government of the town of Blakely with the amendments proposed by the House of Representatives. Mr. Seabury moved to amend said amendment in the seventh section, by striking out the word two, and insert one, and the question being put thereon it was decided in the negative, the amendments as proposed by the House of Representatives were concurred in. Ordered that the Secretary of the Senate acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

A bill to repeal the laws now in force in this State, which authorizes separate suits upon joint or joint and several contracts of copartners in trade, was, on motion of Mr. Hogg, ordered to lie on the Table.

A message from the Governor, by Thomas A. Rodgers, Secretary of State. Mr. President, I am instructed by the acting Governor to inform you, that he did on this day, approve and sign an act authorizing and requiring the keepers of the several jails in this state to received and keep persons committed under the authority of the United States, which originated in the honorable body. Joint resolution as to records of State, was read a second time, on motion of Mr. Farmer, ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A bill to alter an act, entitled an act to establish certain counties therein named, and for other purposes therein mentioned, was read a second time, and ordered to be read a third time on to-morrow.

Memorial to Congress on the subject of River Islands, 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 giving jurisdiction to the courts of certain counties; the Senate according to order resolved itself into a committee of the whole on said bill. 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 without amendment, which was concurred in; ordered that said bill be engrossed and read a third time on to-morrow.

Mr. Seabury asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, for the government of the port and harbour of Blakeley, which was read the first time and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Davis, the committee of the whole was discharged from the further consideration of a bill to be entitled an act, to authorise Lemuel Mead to emancipate a certain negro man slave, named Richmond, and that said bill be read a third time forthwith, and the question being put on the passage of said bill on the third reading, the yeas and nays being called for, it passed in the affirmative; yeas 14, nays 5. Those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. President, Casey, Connor, Davis, Garth, Gaines, Hanby, Harwell, Herbert, Hod-


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ges, Seabury, Sims, Terrel and Trotter. Those who voted in the negative are Messrs. Farmer, Hogg, Metcalfe, Ringgold and Ware. Ordered that the Secretary of the Senate acquaint the House of Representatives thereof. The Senate adjourned until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.