Friday, December 1, 1820.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

A bill to be entitled an act to alter and extend the boundaries of the county of Baldwin, was read a third time and passed. Ordered that the title of said bill be an act to alter and extend the boundaries of the county of Baldwin.

An act entitled an act to establish certain counties therein named, and for other purposes therein mentioned, was read a third time and passed.

A bill to be entitled an act giving jurisdiction to the court of certain counties was read a third time and passed. Ordered that the title of said bill be an act giving jurisdiction to the courts of certain counties.

Resolution proposing amendments to the constitution of this State was read a second time, and ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A bill to provide for assessing and collecting the taxes in this state, was read a second time, and ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A bill to provide for digesting the laws of the State of Alabama, was read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Farmer, Ordered, That said bill be committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act for the government of the port and harbour of Blakeley, was, on motion of Mr. Seabury, read a second time by the caption, and ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to establish a Medical Board in the State of Alabama, and for other purposes therein mentioned: the Senate, according to order, resolved itself into a committee of the whole on said bill, Mr. Casey in the chair; and after some time spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Casey reported, that the committee of the whole had according to order, had said bill under consideration, but not having time to go through with the same, had directed him to report progress and ask leave to sit again, which was granted.

A Message from the House of Representatives, by Messrs. Armstrong and McKinley.

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have passed the following bills:

A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act passed at St. Stephens, 13th of February, 1818, to establish the Tombeckbe Bank; A bill to be entitled an act declaring that part of Limestone leading from


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Mooresville to the Tennessee river, a public highway; A bill to be entitled an act to authorise the Governor to dispose of the public arms of this state; A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of certain lessees of school lands, in Madison County; A bill to be entitle an act to authorise Jeremiah Austell to dispose of the lands of the late David Files; A bill to be entitled an act to authorise Sam. B. Shields to sell certain lands therein mentioned; A bill entitled an act providing for the payment of Wm. Pye; A bill to be entitled an act to repeal an act of the last General Assembly of the State of Alabama, entitled an act for the encouragement of killing and destroying wolves and panthers; A bill to fix the seat of justice in the County of Lauderdale; which bills were all severally read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Ringgold, from the committee on that part of the Governor's Message relating to the Census, reported a bill to provide for the taking the Census in pursuance to the requisitions of the Constitution of the State of Alabama, which was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

According to order the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on a bill to be entitled an act to afford summary relief to persons purchasing lands of the United States, Mr. Farmer in the chair; and after some time spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Farmer reported, that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had directed him to report the same with amendments; which report, on motion of Mr. Casey, was ordered to lie on the table.

Message from the House of Representatives by Messrs. McKinley and Armstrong, of Mobile.

Mr. President, the following resolution has been adopted by the House of Representatives.

Resolved, that three members of this house be appointed to act with a committee to be appointed on the part of the Senate to settle the accounts of the State Engineer, and report all matters of fact material in relation thereto, and have appointed Messrs. McKinley, Smoot, and Cook the committee.

Mr. Gause from the committee on enrolled bills reported that the committee had examined the following bills and found them duly enrolled.

An act to authorize Lemuel Mead, to emancipate a negro man slave, named Richmond.

An act to change the name of the county of Cahawba to that of Bibb.

An act to regulate elections, establish certain precincts in the counties therein named, and for other purposes, passed on the 16th of December, 1819, and an act to incorporate the town of Selma, in the county of Dallas, which were signed by the President.

Mr. Seabury from the committee on that part of the Governor's Message relating to the census, reported a bill to be entitled an act to apportion the Representatives among the several counties within the


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State, and to divide the State into senatorial districts, which was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

A bill for the relief of Eugenio Campbell, was, on motion of Mr. Terrel, ordered to lie on the table. Mr. Metcalfe asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to incorporate the town of Ococoposo, in the county of Franklin, which was read the first time, and ordered to a second reading on to-morrow.

According to order, the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on a joint resolution as to State Records. Mr. Terrel in the chair; and after some time spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Terrel reported, that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said resolution under consideration, and had directed him to report the same without amendment, which was concurred in. Ordered that said resolution be engrossed and read a third time on to-morrow.

Mr. Rose, Senator from Autauga county, returned and too, his seat.

On motion of Mr. Farmer, the committee of the whole was discharged from the further consideration of the memorial to the Congress of the United States, as to river islands. Ordered, that said memorial be referred to a select committee, whereupon Messrs. Farmer, Ringgold, and Metcalfe were appointed.

The Senate adjourned until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.