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Monday, November 24.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Crabb obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act,  to establish a public road from the house of John Gandie, in Morgan county, to Baltimore, in Blount county, passed Dec. 23, 1822, which was read the first time and ordered to be read the second time on Monday next.

Mr. Bibb obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act to provide for taking the census, which was read the first time and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled, an act to alter the time of holding courts in the first judicial circuit, was read the second time and ordered to be referred to the committee on the judiciary, to examine and report thereon.

A bill to be entitled, an act declaring Cotaco, in Morgan county a public highway, was read the second time, amended, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A resolution for the relief of William Peacock, was read the second time and ordered to be referred to a special committee, to examine and report thereon: Whereupon, Messrs. Casey, Murphy and Bibb were appointed said committee.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act, to divorce William Bryant from his wife Rhodecy Bryant, was read the third time and rejected. Yeas 6. Nays 12.

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

Mr. Conner,

Crabb,

McCamy,

Devereux,

Powell,

Sullivan --- 6.

Those who voted in the negative, are:

Mr. Armstrong,

Bibb,

Coats,

Casey,

Hopkins,

Metcalf,

Murphy,

President,

Shackleford

Smith

McVay

Wood-- 12.

Mr. Sullivan obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act, to repeal the acts of the General Assembly heretofore passed authorizing the circuit courts of this state to decree divorces; which was read the first time and ordered to be made the order of the day for a second reading on Wednesday next.

On motion of Mr. Devereux, Resolved, That the Senate and House of Representatives convene in the chamber of the House of Representatives, at 3 o'clock, P. M. on Wednesday next, for the purpose of electing two trustees of the State University, to fill the vacancies occasioned by the death of Robert W. Carter, and the resignation of G. W. Owen.

Ordered, That the secretary notify the House of Representatives thereof, and desire their concurrence.

Mr. Smith called up the resolution requiring the secretary of state, to furnish the solicitor of each judicial circuit, with the names of the sheriffs who have failed to make returns of the election for Governor. The resolution was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a special committee, to examine and report thereon Whereupon, Messrs. Smith, Casey and Metcalf, were appointed said committee.

Mr. Powell obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act restricting the recovery of claims against the counties respectively in


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certain cases, which was read the first time, and ordered to be made the order of the day, for a second reading on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Crabb, Resolved, That a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate, to join such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives to wait on his Excellency Israel Pickens, and inform him, that the two Houses have met, and are ready to receive him, for the purpose of administering the oath of office: whereupon, Messrs. Crabb and Conner were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate. Ordered, That the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof, and desire their concurrence.

On motion of Wood, Resolved, That a special committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of repealing the laws of this state respecting appeals; subjecting the appellant to pay fifteen per cent. damages; also the law taxing suits at law with two and a half per cent --- with leave to report by bill or otherwise: Whereupon, Messrs. Wood, Sullivan and Murphy, were appointed.

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 adopted the following resolution: Resolved, That a joint committee be appointed on the part of this House, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on his Excellency Israel Pickens, and inform him that both Houses are ready to receive him, for the purpose of his installation. They have appointed on their part, Messrs. Pickett, Tindall and Manly.

On motion,  Resolved, That the Senate concur in said resolution: Whereupon, Messrs. Crabb and Conner were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate. Ordered, that the House of Representatives be informed thereof.

A message was received from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dodson, their clerk, informing the Senate, that they were ready to receive them for the purpose of installing his Excellency: Whereupon the members of the Senate repaired to the hall of the House of Representatives, and having taken their seats, his Excellency Israel Pickens appeared; and Mr. Speaker administered to him the oath prescribed by the constitution of the state, and also by an act, entitled "An act supplementary to an act, entitled an act to suppress duelling," passed on the 17th December, 1819.  After which his Excellency the Governor arose, and delivered an appropriate address to both Houses. And then the Senate withdrew, and retired to their own Chamber, and Mr. President resumed the chair.

On motion of Mr. Powell, Resolved, That a committee of two members be appointed to wait on the Governor and request a copy of his inaugural address, for the purpose of having it spread upon the journal of this House: Whereupon, Messrs. Powell and Casey were appointed a committee.

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