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Monday, December 22.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Casey presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Dallas county, in relation to a certain part of the state road, running through said county; which was read, and ordered to be referred to the committee on roads, bridges and ferries, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Wood presented the account of Thadeus A. Reed, jailer of Jefferson county; which was ordered to be referred to the committee on accounts, to consider and report thereon.

The following written communication was received from the Governor by J. J. Pleasants, esq. secretary of state:

Executive Department Dec. 22, 1823.

Gentlemen of the Senate- In compliance with your resolution of Satruday last.  I have the honor to lay before you the statement of the Comptroller, shewing the several sums drawn from the contingent fund within the year just ending.

Your most obedient,

ISRAEL PICKENS.

Ordered, That the communication, together with the accompanying document, lie on the table.

Mr. Shackleford obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled “An act to authorize the stockholders in the Tombeckbe Bank to remove the same;” which was read, and ordered to a second reading on to-morrow.

A bill, entitled “an act in relation to the 16th section,” was read the second time, and, ordered, to be referred to a special committee consisting of Messrs. Moore, Hopkins and Murphy, to consider and report thereon.

A bill, to be entitled “An act to authorize Richard Inge and Greene Hill, executors of the last will and testament of John J. Inge, deceased, to sell and convey real estate,” 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- The House of Representatives have instructed me to inform honorable body, that the chair, of that House having become vacant by the resignation of the Honorable William I. Adair; Samuel W. Oliver, esq. a member from Conecuh, has been duly elected the speaker of their body.

Mr. Moore, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled, An act to establish certain election precincts therein named, and for other purposes; and An act to regulate the licensing physicians to practise, and for other purposes:- which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

On motion of Mr. Casey, Ordered, That Mr. Murphy have leave to absent himself from the Senate, for the remainder of the session after to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled, An act declaring Bassett's creek in Clarke county a navigable stream, was read the second time, and, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

An engrossed bill, to be entitled An act authorizing a lottery to aid in the improvement of the navigation of Indian creek, was read the third time and passed.

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

 


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An engrossed resolution concerning the district court of the United States, was read the third time and passed.

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

A bill, to be entitled “An act to divorce Margaret Toney from her husband, Charles Toney,” was read the second time, and ordered to be referred to the committee on divorce and alimony, to consider and report thereon.

Resolutions proposing certain alterations to the constitution of the state of Alabama, were read the second time.

Mr. Casey moved that the resolution lie on the table till the first day of the next session of the General Assembly; which was lost- Yeas 7, Nays 10.

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

Mr. Bibb

Coats

Murphy

Smith

Sullivan- 7.

Casey

Devereux

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. President

Crabb

McCamy

Moore

Powell

Conner

Hopkins

Metcalf

McVay

Shackleford-10

Ordered, That the resolutions be committed to a committee of the whole House, and made the order of the day for to morrow.

On motion of Mr. Moore, Ordered, That a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate, consisting of Messrs. Powell, Crabb and McVay, to meet and confer with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, on the subject of the disagreement existing 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.

On motion of Mr. Casey, Ordered, That Mr. Bibb be added to the committee on roads, bridges and ferries.

Ordered, That Mr. Shackleford be added to the military committee.

Ordered, That Mr. Powell be added to the committee on enrolled bills.

Ordered, That Mr. McVay be added to the committee on accounts.

Ordered, That Mr. Casey be added to the committee on inland navigation.

Mr. Sullivan offered the following resolution; Resolved, That the Senate, with the concurrence of the House of Representatives, will convene in the hall of the House of Representatives, on to-morrow evening at the hour of 7 o’clock, for he purpose of electing a president and directors of the State Bank, and five commissioners to act with the Governor in effecting a loan for the State Bank, and physicians to compose the different Medical Boards in this state; which was adopted.

Ordered, That the secretary acquaint the House therewith.

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