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Tuesday, December 16.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Crabb, from the special committee, to whom was referred the bill, to be entitled “An act to amend an act, entitled an act to establish a public road from Ditto’s Landing to Marston Mead’s,” reported the same with an amendment: which was concurred in.

Ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. Devereux, from the committee of revisal and unfinished business of the last session, reported a bill, to be entitled an act to establish the Limestone Navigation Company; which was read.

On motion, the rule which required all bills to be read on the several days, was dispensed with, and the bill was read the second time, and referred to the committee on inland navigation, to consider and report thereon.

A bill, to be entitled an act declaring Jackson's Creek and Tatillabee Creek, in Clarke county, navigable streams, was read the second time.

Mr. Moore moved to amend the bill by striking out the words, “navigable stream,” and inserting in lieu thereof, the words “public highway;” which was carried.

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill, to be entitled an act to prevent fraudulent conveyances, was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

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 concur in the amendments made by your honorable body to the bill, entitled;

An act to regulate the licensing physicians to practise, and for other purposes therein named.

They insist on all their amendments to the first section of a bill, entitled an act to provide for taking the census.

They have appointed a committee of conference on their part, consisting of Messrs. Phillips, Philpott, Gayle and Oliver, to meet and confer with such committee on said amendments and disagreement, as may be appointed by your honorable body.

On motion, Ordered, That a committee of conference be appointed on the part of the Senate, consisting of Messrs, Casey, Moore, and Murphy, to meet and confer with the one appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, upon the subject of disagreement between the two Houses, in relation to the amendments made by the House of Representatives, to the bill, entitled an act to provide for taking the census.

Ordered, That the secretary acquaint the House therewith.

A bill, to be entitled an act to repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act supplementary to an act to establish a state university, passed December 18, 1821, was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

An engrossed bill, entitled an act to incorporate the Huntsville Library Company, was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the title be as aforesaid, and that it be sent to the House for concurrence.


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An engrossed resolution, proposing an alteration in the Constitution of this state, in relation to the tenure of the offices of judge of the circuit and county courts, was read the third time.

Mr. Armstrong moved to fill the blank in the resolution, where it relates to the length of time for which judges shall be elected, with the words, “ten years;” which was lost.

Mr. Bibb moved to fill the blank with “five years;” which was also lost.  Mr. Wood moved to fill the blank with “four years;” which was also lost- Yeas 9, Nays 10.

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

Mr. Bibb

Conner

McCamy

McVay

Wood- 9.

Casey

Devereux

Metcalf

Smith

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. President

Coats

Hopkins

Murphy

Shackleford

Armstrong

Crabb

Moore

Powell

Sullivan- 10.

Mr. Wood then moved, to fill the blank with “three years;” which was carried.

The question was then put, “shall the resolution pass?” and decided in the negative.

Yeas 10. Nays 9.

Two thirds of the votes being necessary to pass the resolution.

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

Mr. Bibb

Conner

Devereux

Metcalf

Smith

Casey

Crabb

McCamy

McVay

Wood- 10.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. President

Coats

Moore

Powell

Shackleford- 9.

Armstrong

Hopkins

Murphy

Sullivan

So the resolution was rejected.

A resolution allowing to the solicitor of the first judicial circuit one hundred and fifty dollars in addition to his present salary, for extra services performed, was read the third time.

Mr. Sullivan offered the following amendment to the resolution by way of rider, "And be it further resolved, That the solicitor aforesaid, for each and every year, shall be allowed the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for his services rendered in the county courts of Mobile county, so long as the county court of said county shall or may have criminal jurisdiction;"

Mr. Powell moved to amend the amendment, by the following; “to be paid out of the county treasury;” which was rejected.

The amendment offered by Mr. Sullivan was then read three several times and adopted.

The question was then put, “Shall the resolution pass?” and decided in the affirmative.

Yeas 10. Nays 8.

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

Mr. President

Bibb

Conner

Hopkins

Shackleford

Armstrong

Casey

Devereux

Murphy

Sullivan- 10.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Crabb

Metcalf

McVay

Smith

McCamy

Moore

Powell,

Wood- 8

Ordered, That the secretary acquaint the House therewith.

Mr. Shackleford obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled "An act to amend an act entitled, an act to regulate the proceedings in the courts of law and equity in this state;"

Mr. Murphy, a bill to be entitled “An act to amend an act, establishing superior courts and declaring the powers of territorial judges, passed on the _____day of Feb. 1807;”

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Mr. Armstrong, a bill to be entitled, "An act in addition to the acts respecting executors, administrators and guardians," all of which were read, and ordered to pass to a second reading on to-morrow.

And the Senate adjourned till 3 o'clock, P.M.

Evening Session.

A bill, entitled “An act to alter the boundary line of Jefferson county;” and

“An act authorize Sally B. Stevens, administratrix of Henry W. Stevens, deceased, to sell real estate;” were severally read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the House therewith.

Mr. Moore, from the committee on enrolled bill, reported as correctly enrolled,

“An act amendatory to an act, entitled an act to provide for the printing the laws and journals, and for other purposes, passed Dec. 25, 1822;”

“An act to compel defendants to bills of injunction to give bond and security before they shall have the benefit of executions on the judgements at law;

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

An act to repeal in part and amend an act to establish a Bank in the town of Mobile, passed on the 20th day of Nov. 1818.

An act authorizing Matthew Harbeson, administrator of Samuel Harbeson, deceased, to make conveyance of a certain tract of land therein named;

Resolution requiring the chairman of the committee on enrolled bills to preserve the engrossed copies of all acts and joint resolution and file them with the Secretary of state; all of which were signed by Mr. President.

A bill entitled an act to amend the charter of the Tombeckbe Bank, and an act to authorize the Judge of the county court and the commissioners of roads and revenue of Mobile county, to levy an extra tax, for the building a Court House and Jail in said county, were severally read the second time; and Ordered, to be engrossed for a third reading to morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of the tax collector of Marengo county, was read the second time;

Mr. Hopkins offered an additional section to the bill, allowing the tax collector of Lawrence county until the first day of April next, to make his collections and pay the same into the pubic treasury; which was adopted.  Ordered, That the bill lie on the table.

Mr. Powell obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled “An act to extend the jurisdiction of the county court of Tuskaloosa county” which was read, and ordered to a second reading on to-morrow.

And the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning at 10 o’clock.