Tuesday, November 23, 1824.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

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 read three times and passed, bills of the following titles, to wit:  an act to alter the times of holding the county court of Lawrence county; and an act to repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act to authorise David Peobles to continue a toll bridge over the Escambia creek, in the county of Conecuh; in which they desire your concurrence.

Mr. Murphy presented the petition of Norborne E. Chandler, tax collector of Monroe county in the year 1823, praying to be allowed the amount of Bailiff's tickets received by him in payment of taxes which was read, and ordered to be referred to the committee on claims and accounts to consider and report thereon.

Mr. McVay offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the Secretary of State be requested to lay before the Senate a consolidated return of the last census, and that he be informed of this resolution which was adopted.

Mr. Hopkins obtained leave to introduce bills of the following titles, to wit: An act to amend an act, passed at Huntsville on the 17th Dec. 1819, to prevent the frauds and fraudulent combinations of speculators and other persons, in the sales of public lands in this state; An act regulating proceedings on penal bonds; and, An act making bastards capable of inheriting and transmitting inheritance on the part of their mother; all of which were severally read the first time, and ordered to be read the second time on tomorrow.

Mr. Shackleford, from the committee on inland navigation, to which


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was referred the petition of Edward Clarke, of the city of  Philadelphia and state of Pennsylvania,  reported that it is inexpedient at this time to grant the prayer of the petitioner; which was concurred in.

Mr. Sullivan obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to repeal the third section of an act regulating the fees of justices, constables and lawyers, passed Dec. 31, 1823, so far as the same relates to justice's fees; which was read the first time, and ordered to be read the second time on tomorrow.

Mr. Wood obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to retrench expenses; which was read the first time and ordered to be read the second time on tomorrow.

Mr. McCamy obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to give Decatur county an additional election precinct; which was read the first time and ordered to be read the second time on tomorrow.

Mr. Sullivan offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the House of Representatives be informed that the Senate will meet them in the Representative Hall, at 3 o'clock on Saturday next, for the purpose of electing a State Printer, which was adopted: Ordered, that the Secretary acquaint the House therewith.

A bill from the House of Representatives entitled, an act to alter the time of holding the county court of Lawrence county; was read the first time. On motion the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days, was dispensed with and said bill was read the second time forthwith. Mr. McCamy offered an amendment to said bill, altering the time of holding the county courts of Jackson county, from the second to the third Mondays in February and August; which was adopted. The rule requiring all bills to be read on three several days being further dispensed with, said bill was read the 3rd time as amended and passed. Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act altering the times of holding the county courts in Lawrence and Jackson counties. Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives of the passage of said bill, and desire their concurrence in the amendments made thereto.

Mr. Wood presented the petition and account of Daniel Ayres and the petition of sundry person in his behalf, praying that the may be paid for arresting and keeping certain prisoners; which was ordered to be referred to the committee on accounts and claims, to consider and report thereon.

A bill from the house of representatives entitled an act to repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act to authorize David Peobles to continue a toll-bridge over the Escambia creek, in Conecuh county, was read the first time & ordered to be read the 2nd time on tomorrow.

Mr. Metcalfe offered the following resolution: Resolved by the Senate, that with the concurrence of the house of representatives the General Assembly will, on Saturday the 4th day of December next, at 3 o'clock P. M. proceed to the election of a Senator to the Congress of the United States for the term of six years from the 4th day of March next thereafter, which was adopted: Ordered that the same be sent to the house of representatives for their concurrence.

A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Abel Pennington was read the second time and ordered to be read the third time on tomorrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to give justices of the peace jurisdiction


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of breaches of the peace and affrays; and an act regulating sheriffs, were severally read a second time. Ordered, that said bills be committed to the committee on the judiciary, to consider and report thereon.

On motion, ordered, that Mr. Powell be added to the committee on the judiciary.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Dodson, their clerk: Mr. President, the House of Representatives concur in the amendment made by your honorable body, to the bill originating in their House, entitled an act altering the time of holding the county courts of Lawrence county.

And then the Senate adjourned till tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.