Friday, December 5.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Casey, from the committee on roads, bridges and ferries, to whom was referred the petition of sundry citizens of Wilcox county residing between Canton and Bogue Chitto Creek, Reported, that owing to the peculiar situation of the water courses in that section of the county, they deem it inexpedient at this time to alter to law now in force; which was concurred in.

Mr. Casey from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of sundry citizens of the towns of Tuskaloosa and Montgomery, and a resolution of the Senate, reported a bill, entitled an act pointing out the mode by which the streets in the towns of Tuskaloosa and Montgomery, shall be kept in good order; which was read and ordered to pass to a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Moore from the special committee, to whom was referred the bill, entitled an act to provide for contesting the elections of justices of the peace and constables, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in. Ordered, That the bill pass to a third reading to-morrow.

A bill entitled an act prescribing the length of time jurors shall be required to serve, was read the second time, amended on Mr. Hopkins' motion and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill, entitled an act to appoint commissioners for the counties of Perry and Marengo to sell and convey town lots at the towns of Marion and Linden, the seats of justice thereof, and to erect public buildings in the same; and an act to establish the seat of justice in the county of Pike and for other purposes were severally read the second time, and ordered to a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill, entitled an act to vest in the judge of the county court and commissioners of roads and revenue of Henry county a certain portion of land for county purposes was read the 2nd time. Ordered, That it be committed to the committee on schools and colleges and school and college lands, to consider and report thereon. A bill, entitled an act to alter and amend the law concerning strays, was read the second time, and committed to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Moore, Bibb and McVay to consider and report thereon.

An act to authorize the administrators of Thomas McHenry, deceased, and Isaac Edwards, deceased to convey certain real estate therein named; and an act for the relief of Cynthia Johnson, were severally read the second time and ordered to lie on the table. A memorial to the Congress of the United States, praying a donation of land for the seats of justice for the counties of Bibb and Pike was read the second time and committed to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Shackleford, Bibb and Sullivan to consider and report thereon.

A bill, entitled an act supplementary to an act allowing an addi-

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tional number of jurors to the Madison circuit court, was read the second time and ordered to lie on the table.

A bill entitled an act to change the time of holding the county courts in Bibb county, was read the second time. Mr. Powell offered an amendment to the bill fixing the time of holding the county court of Pickens county; which was adopted. Ordered, That the bill pass to a third reading on to-morrow.

An engrossed bill, entitled an act prescribing the mode in which sheriffs, who are delinquents in making return of the election for Governor, shall be brought to justice, was read the third time, and amended by way of rider on Mr. Hopkins' motion.

Mr. Powell offered the following as an amendment to the bill by way of rider: Provided however, that this act shall not have a retrospective bearing; which was rejected.

The question was then put, "Shall the bill pass?" and decided in the affirmative. Ordered, That the words "engrossed bill entitled" be stricken out of the caption and that the bill be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

An engrossed bill, entitled an act more effectually to obtain the testimony of absent witnesses by interrogatories, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, That the title be an act &c. and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

A bill entitled an act to establish certain election precincts therein named, was read the second time.

Mr. Wood offered an amendment to the bill providing for the establishment of an election precinct at the house of Daniel McCarns in Jefferson county; which was adopted.

Mr. Devereux offered an amendment providing for the discontinuance of one, and the establishment of another election precinct in Conecuh county; which was adopted. Ordered, That the bill lie on the table.

A bill entitled an act to establish the permanent seat of justice in the county of Shelby; and an act to amend an act for the government of the port and harbor of Mobile, passed 23rd December 1822 were severally read the second time, and ordered to a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled an act concerning writs of certiorari, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, That the secretary acquaint the House therewith.

A bill, entitled an act to legalize registering and recording deeds or conveyances of land in this state, was read the third time, amended by way of rider on Mr. Sullivan's motion and passed. Ordered,  That the secretary acquaint the House therewith.

A bill, entitled an act to amend the several acts for the settlement and relief of the poor, was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

An engrossed bill, entitled "An act to compel defendants to bills of injunction to give bond and security before they shall have the benefit of their judgments at law; and

An act to provided for selecting the site for the seat of justices in Decatur county, were severally read the third time and passed;

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An engrossed bill, entitled “An act to alter an election precinct in Jefferson county,” was read the third time; and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Hopkins obtained leave to introduce a resolution respecting the further distribution of the laws of this state; which was read and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Shackleford, the bill entitled “An act to establish the Bank of the State of Alabama;” was taken up, the bill was read; and on motion, ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole on Monday next.

Mr. Casey called up the bill, entitled “An act to regulate the licensing physicians to practise, and for other purposes;” the bill was read and ordered to be committed to a committee consisting of Messrs. Casey, Moore, Smith and Shackleford to consider and report thereon.

On motion of Mr. Crabb, the report of the state treasurer, made in obedience to a resolution of the Senate was taken up; Ordered, That it be committed to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Crabb, Hopkins and Moore, to consider and report thereon.

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