Saturday, December 13.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Casey, from the committee on roads, bridges, and ferries, to whom was referred the bill, entitled “An act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a public road from Ditto’s Landing to Marston Mead’s,” Reported, That it is inexpedient to pass the bill; which was disagreed to.

Ordered, That it be recommitted to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Crabb, Conner and Murphy, to consider and report thereon.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Dodson, their clerk:

Mr. President- I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform your honorable body, that they have read a third time, and passed bills originating in your House, entitled,

An act to provide for selecting a site for the seat of justice in Decatur county;

An act to compel defendants to bills of injunction to give bond and security before they shall have the benefit of their judgements at law.

They recede from their amendments to the bill, entitled an act amendatory to an act to provide for the printing the laws and journals, and for other purposes, passed December 25, 1822.

They have also read a third time, and passed, a bill originating in your honorable body, entitled an act to provide for taking the census, and have amended the same as follows: By striking out of the first section the words, “and the total of slaves,” and the words, “be on oath and,”- By striking out of the second section all of the 5th line of said section, which relates to the oath required of heads of families - By striking out the 4th section - By striking out of the table of classification, the words “total of slaves,” and by striking out of the sixth section, the words “one hundred dollars,” and inserting in lieu thereof, the words two hundred and fifty dollars; in all of which amendments they desire your concurrence.

Mr. Murphy obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled “an act to amend the charter of the Tombeckbe Bank;” which was read and ordered to a second reading on Monday next.

Mr. Coats obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled “An act for the relief of the tax collector of Marengo county;”

Mr. Moore, from the special committee, to whom was referred the bill, entitled an act concerning executions, reported the same without amendments.

Mr. Coats, moved that the further consideration of the bill be postponed until the first day of March next, which was determined in the affirmative - Yeas 11, Nays 8.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mr. Armstrong

Coats

Hopkins

Powell

Sullivan

Bibb

Devereux

Murphy

Shackleford

Wood- 11

Casey

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. President

Crabb

Metcalf

McVay

Smith- 8

Conner

McCamy

Moore

Mr. McVay offered the following resolution: Resolved, by the Se-


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nate, that with the concurrence of the House of Representatives, the Legislature of Alabama will on the _______instant, adjourn sine die, which was laid on the table.

Mr. Armstrong obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled “An act to authorize the judge of the county court and commissioners of roads and revenue of Mobile county, to levy an extra tax for building a court-house and jail in said county,” which was read, and ordered to a second reading on Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Powell, Ordered, That the committee of revisal and unfinished business, be instructed to lay before the Senate, a bill introduced at the last session and left unfinished, entitled an act to reduce into one, the several acts concerning forcible entry and detainer.

A bill, entitled “An act to alter the boundary line of Jefferson county;” was read a second time, and ordered to a third reading on Monday next.

A resolution proposing General Andrew Jackson as a suitable candidate for President of the United States, was read a third time and passed- Yeas 12, nays 7.

The yeas and nays being desire, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. President

Crabb

McCamy

Moore

Shackleford

Armstrong

Devereux

Metcalf

McVay

Smith- 12.

Conner

Hopkins

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Bibb

Coats

Powell

Sullivan

Wood- 7.

Casey

Murphy

Ordered, That the secretary acquaint the House therewith.

A bill, entitled “An act to authorize Sally B. Stevens, administratrix of Henry W. Stevens, deceased, to sell certain real estate;

was read the second time, and ordered to a third reading on Monday next.

On motion the Senate adjourned till Monday morning at 10 o’clock.