Tuesday, November 18.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Wood, a Senator from Jefferson, appeared and took his seat.

Mr. Casey gave notice that on to morrow he should ask for leave to introduce a bill to be entitled "an act concerning bail in civil cases."

The president, secretary, and assistant clerk were qualified, by taking the oath prescribed by the constitution and by the act entitled "an act supplementary to an act entitled an act to suppress duelling, passed on the 17th day of Dec. 1819."

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Crenshaw.

Mr. President,

I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform your honorable body, that they have adopted the following Resolution:

Resolved, That the Senate be informed that the House of Representatives is organized and ready to proceed to business --- and have chosen William I. Adair, speaker, N. Dodson, principal clerk, and Thomas B. Tunstall, assistant clerk, and R. B. Watson, door keeper.

On motion of Mr. Crabb, Resolved, that a message be sent to the House of Representatives, informing them that the Senate has convened and elected Mr. Nicholas Davis, president thereof, Francis S. Lyon, secretary, David H. Burke, assistant clerk, and Matthew D. Thomason, door-keeper and are ready to proceed to business.  A message was sent accordingly.

On motion of Mr. Bibb, Resolved, that until altered, the rules of


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order and decorum, formed for the government of the Senate, at the last session be again adopted.

On motion of Mr. Bibb, Resolved, that the following standing committees be appointed, to wit:

A committee of accounts.

A committee of privileges and elections.

A committee of claims.

A committee of propositions and grievances.

A joint committee on enrolled bills.

A committee on inland navigation.

A judiciary committee.

A military committee.

A committee on roads, bridges, and ferries.

A committee on county boundaries.

A committee on schools and colleges and school and college lands.

A committee on divorce and alimony.

A committee on the unfinished business of the last session.

On motion of Mr. Bibb, Resolved, that a committee of two members be appointed on the part of this house, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, to wait on the Governor and inform his Excellency, that the two Houses are now organized, and ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make.

Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof: and that Messrs. Bibb and Hopkins be appointed the committee on the part of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. McVay, Resolved, that a committee of three persons be appointed on the part of the Senate, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, to superintend the procuring of stationary for the Legislature during the present session; whereupon Messrs. McVay, Crabb, and Smith were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate.

Ordered that the House of Representatives be informed thereof.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Messrs. Perkins, Gayle and Creagh:

Mr. President,

I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform your honorable body that they concur in the resolution of the Senate appointing a joint committee to wait on the Governor, and inform him that the two houses are organized and ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make; and have appointed, on their part, Messrs. Perkins, Gayle and Creagh.

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

I am instructed to inform your honorable body, that they have adopted the following Resolution, in pursuance of the Resolution of your honorable body on that subject.

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed on the part of this House, to unite with the committee on the part of the Senate, to procure stationary for the Legislature during the present session and that the Senate be informed thereof; and have appointed, on their part, Messrs. Hardwick, Hallett and Powell.

Mr. Bibb, from the joint committee appointed to wait on the Governor, and inform him that the two Houses are organized and ready

 


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to receive any communication he might be pleased to make --- Reported that the committee had performed that duty and received for answer from his Excellency, that he would make a communication to the two Houses of the General Assembly, on to-morrow morning, at ten o'clock. And then the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.