Friday, December 8, 1820.

Mr. Garth, from the committee on the judiciary, reported a bill to be entitled an act, giving jurisdiction over certain water courses, which was read the first time, and ordered to a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Terrel introduced a resolution, appointing commissioners to review and mark out a road, the nearest and best way from where the military road crosses the Buttahachee river, to the Falls of Tuskaloosa, which was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act, concerning intestates estates, and for other purposes, was read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Garth, 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, to compel plaintiffs in court of law, to give security for costs at the time of issuing original writs, or other process, was read a second time, and ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day for afternoon.

A bill to be entitled an act authorising a lottery for building a bridges over Clear Creek, in the town of Cahawba.

A bill to be entitled an act appointing additional precincts for holding elections in the county of Bibb.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a Bank in the town of Mobile, passed at St. Stephens the 20th of November, 1818.

A bill to be entitled an act to cede to the United States the jurisdiction of this state to certain lands, for the purpose therein mentioned ; and a bill to be entitled an act to authorise Daniel Reed to emancipate certain slaves therein named, were severally read the third time and passed.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorise Killis Walton to emancipate a negro man slave named Tom, was read a third time; and the question being put, "Shall this bill pass?" it was decided in the affirmative.


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The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs, President, Chambers, Connor, Davis, Garth, Gaines, Hanby, Harwell, Hodges, Rose, Seabury, Sims, Trotter, and Terrel, 14.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs, Casey, Farmer, Gause, Herbert, Hogg, Metcalfe, Ringgold, Watkins, and Ware, 9.

On motion of Mr. Chambers the Senate, according to order, resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on a resolution proposing amendments to the Constitution, Mr. Gause in the chair; and after some time spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Gause 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, and the question being taken on concurring with the report of the committee of the whole, it was decided in the affirmative.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Casey, Chambers, Connor, Farmer, Gause, Hanby, Harwell, Herbert, Hogg, Metcalf, Ringgold, Rose, Seabury, Sims, Terrel, Trotter, Watkins, and Ware --18.

Those who voted in the negative are Messrs. President, Davis, Garth, and Gaines.

Mr. Hogg, from the Select Committee, reported a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the collection of debts due the state, and for other purposes therein mentioned, was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

The senate resumed the consideration of a bill to be entitled an act to authorise John N. S. Jones and Alex. P. Jones to emancipate certain salves therein named. Mr. Hogg moved that said bill be postponed until the first of June next; and the question being taken thereon, it was decided in the negative --Yea 11, Nays 12.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Casey, Farmer, Garth, Gaines, Gause, Herbert Hogg, Metcalfe, Ringgold, Watkins, and Ware.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. President, Chambers, Connor, Davis, Hanby, Harwell, Hodges, Rose, Seabury, Sims, Terrel, and Trotter.

The question was then taken on the passage of said bill, and decided in the affirmative.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. President, Chambers, Connor, Davis, Hanby, Harwell, Hodges, Rose, Seabury, Sims, Terrel, and Trotter --12. Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Casey, Farmer, Garth, Gause, Gaines, Herbert, Hogg, Metcalfe, Ringgold, Watkins, and Ware.

According to order, the senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on a bill for the relief of Eugenio Campbell, 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.


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A Message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Chapman.

Mr. President --The House of Representatives have passed a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the trustees of the Solemn Grove Academy, in Monroe County.

A bill to be entitled an act to point out the duties of owners and keepers of water miss, who grind grain for toll ; and a bill to be entitled an act authorising a lottery for the benefit of the Alabama Lodge No. 51 of ancient Free-Masons, and Halo Lodge of Cahawba; and have amended said bill in the tenth line, by striking out word ten and inserted fifteen. In the second section they have stricken out the words "Judge of the Circuit," and inserted the words "Chief Justice of the County," and have added a section thereto: to wit. Section 11, And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for Charles Lewin, Constantine Perkins, James Cain, Marmaduke Williams, and John Inge, or a majority of them, to raise by lottery, in one or more classes, as to them may seem most expedient, any sum not exceeding Fifteen thousand Dollars, to be appropriated to the erecting and finishing a Masonic Hall, for the use and benefit of the Lodge Rising Virtue No. 30, at the town of Tuskaloosa, under the same regulations and responsibilities as are herein before prescribed for the Alabama Lodge No. 51 of ancient Free-Masons ; they have also amended the title of said bill by striking therefrom the word "and," and by inserting the words "Rising Virtue Lodge No. 30, of Tuskaloosa," and also by striking out the word "lottery," and inserting in lieu thereof the word 'lotteries,' to which they desire your concurrence. The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the amendments proposed to said bill, by the House of Representatives, which were severally read and concurred in. Ordered that the Secretary of the Senate, acquaint the House of Representatives thereof.

A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Trustees of Solemn Grove Academy, was read the first time and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Watkins asked, and obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act to establish and fix on a site for the seat of justice in Wilcox county, was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Connor asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act to fix the seat of justice permanently in the county of St. Clair, which was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act declaring certain rivers therein named, to be public highways, was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Farmer from a select committee, reported a bill to provide for facilitating the navigation of the water courses, of the State of Alabama, which was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow.

The Senate resumed the consideration of a bill, to be entitled an act to afford summary relief to persons purchasing lands of the United States.


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Mr. Ringgold moved to amend the said bill, by adding the following section:

Be it further enacted, That the summary mode provided for in this act, shall not extend to the use of any person or persons, coming within the extend and meaning thereof, until after the first day of January next, succeeding the sale of such lands. And the question being taken on said amendment, it was decided in the negative.

Mr. Davis moved to strike out in the third section of said bill the words, 'bare, and conclusive,' and the question being taken therein, it was decided in the affirmative. On motion the further consideration of said bill was postponed until to-morrow.

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