Saturday, November 29.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Wood, from the committee on county boundaries, to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Jefferson county praying the establishment of a new county, reported a bill to be entitled an act to establish a new county therein named; which was read the first time, and ordered to be read the second time on Monday next.

Mr. Wood, from the special committee, to whom was referred a resolution &c. reported, a bill to be entitled an act for the more sure and speedy trial of persons charged with misdemeanors; which was read the first time, and ordered to be read the second time on Monday next.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Dodson.

Mr. President --- I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform your honorable body, that they have read a third time and passed a bill, originating in their body entitled an act regulting the licensing physicians to practice, and for other purposes therein named: in which they desire your concurrence.

Mr. Sullivan, from the committee on divorce and alimony, to whom was referred the proceedings of the circuit court of Madison county, exercising chancery jurisdiction in the case of John Hamblin vs. Hannah Hamblin, reported that the testimony is not sufficient to confirm the decree of the court; which was concurred in.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Dodson:

Mr. President: --- I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform your honorable body, that they concur in the resolution of your honorable body, in relation to the term of the office of solicitor of this state. They have appointed on their part, Messrs Gayle, Crenshaw, Moore of Jackson, Mardis and Oliver.

Mr. Crabb, from the special committee, to whom was referred the petition of Matthew Harbeson, administrator of Samuel Harber-


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son, dec'd reported a bill to be entitled an act authorizing Matthew Harbeson, adm'r of Samuel Harbeson, dec'd to make a conveyance of a certain tract of land therein named; which was read the first time, and ordered to be read the second time on Monday next.

Mr. Sullivan, from the special committee to whom was referred the bill, to be entitled an act to repeal an act expressing the gratitiude of the state of Alabama for services rendered by Samuel Dale to this state, passed December the 15th, 1821, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in.

Ordered, That said bill be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading on Tuesday next.

Mr. Powell obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act amendatory to an act entitled an act to provide for printing the laws and journals and for other purposes; which was read the first time, and ordered to be read the second time on Monday next.

A bill, from the House of Representatives, entitled an act to regulate the licensing physicians to practice, and for other purposes, was read the first time, and ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That thirty copies of said bill be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Casey laid before the Senate the account of William Boswell against the state; which was referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Coats obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act to authorize administrators to sell land belonging to the estate of their intestate to which a complete title has not been obtained; which was read the first time, and ordered to be read the second time on Tuesday next.

On motion of Mr. Bibb, Ordered, That Mr. Conner be added to the committee on Inland navigation.

On motion of Mr. Bibb, the bill, to be entitled an act to provide for taking census, was taken up, and ordered to be committed to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Moore, Murphy and McVay to examine and report thereon.

On motion of Mr. Crabb, Resolved, That the state treasurer be required to inform the Senate what amount, if any, of the notes of banks not in the habit of redeeming their paper with specie, are in the treasury.

And then the Senate adjourned till Monday morning at ten o'clock.