Tuesday, December 5, 1820.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Trotter, from the committee on propositions and grievances, made a report on the memorial of John Byler, of Lawrence county. Ordered that said report lie on the table.

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

An act declaring the Oaktuppa Creek a navigable stream.

An act to provide for fixing the site for the permanent seat of justice for the county of Marengo, and for other purposes therein named.

An act authorising a review of Flint river, in Cotaco county.

Mr. Terrel called for the order of the day on the bill to define the boundaries of Marion county, and for other purposes, which was taken up and read a third time, and passed.

A bill to be entitled an act, to authorise Henry Taylor, of Wilcox county, to emancipate certain slaves therein named, was read the first time, and the question being put, "shall this bill be read a second time on to-morrow?" it was decided in the negative.

A bill to be entitled an act, supplementary to the act, entitled an act, to incorporate the city of Mobile, passed he 17th of December, 1819, was read the first time, and ordered to a second reading on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Chambers the following resolution was adopted:

Resolved, That the Senate will repair to the representative chamber, on any day which notice may be given by the House of Representatives, for the purpose of electing Judges of the county court, in such counties as the same may have become necessary. Ordered that the Secretary of the Senate acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the town of Washington, in the county of Autauga, was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.


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A bill to be entitled an act to authorise the Governor, or person exercising that office to remit any part of any fine, forfeiture, or sentence of imprisonment, was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act providing for the determination of suites and controversies by arbitration, passed at Huntsville, 13th December, 1818, was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act authorising a Lottery for the building a bridge over Clear Creek, in the town of Cahawba, was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act, to amend an act, entitled an act, to establish a Bank in the town of Mobile, passes at St. Stephens, the 20th November, 1818, was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act, to authorise the county court of Conecuh county, to levy a tax for building a court house and jail in said county, and for other purposes therein mentioned, was read a second time, and ordered to be read a third time on to-morrow.

A resolution requesting the Governor of the State to transmit to our Senators and Representatives in Congress the census of this State, and for other purposes, was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time on to-morrow.

A bill to establish the seat of justice in Montgomery county, was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time on to-morrow. According to order the senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, 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 establish and regulate Justices courts, Mr. Rose in the chair; and after some time spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Rose reported, that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had directed him to report the same without amendments, which was concurred in. On motion of Mr. Sims, ordered that said bill lie on the table.

According to order the senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on a bill to be entitled an act, pointing out the mode of coercing the taxes due the state, from the defaulting tax collectors therein, Mr. Watkins in the chair, and after some time spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Watkins 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 rejected.

On motion of Mr. Hogg, said bill was referred to a select committee, whereupon Messrs. Hogg, Garth, and Rose were appointed. On motion of Mr. Garth, the order of the day on the bill to provide for digesting the laws of the State of Alabama was postponed until to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Gause, the order of the day on a resolution pro-


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posing amendments to the constitution of the State, was postponed until to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Casey, a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of certain lessees of school lands in Madison county, was ordered to lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Farmer, the committee of the whole was discharged from the further consideration of a bill to be entitled an act to fix the seat of Justice in the county of Lauderdale, and said bill was referred to a select committee, whereupon Messrs, Farmer, Hogg, and Sims were appointed.

A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the payment of William Pye, was read a third time and passed.

Engrossed bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the town of Ococoposo, in the county of Franklin, was read a third time and passed.

Engrossed bill to be entitled an act establishing a Medical Board in the State of Alabama, and for other purposes therein mentioned, was read a third time, and the question being put, "shall said bill pass" it was decided in the negative. The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Casey, Gause, Ringgold, Seabury, and Watkins, 5.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. President, Connor, Davis, Farmer, Garth, Gaines, Hanby, Hogg, Hodges, Metcalf, Rose, Sims, and Terrel, 13.

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