Friday, November 10, 1820.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Garth gave notice that he should on to-morrow ask for leave to introduce a bill authorising the county courts to appoint sheriffs and administrators in certain cases.


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Mr. Farmer moved the following resolution, which was adopted: resolved, that in addition to the standing committees already appointed on the part of the Senate, a committee of finance be appointed: whereupon Messrs. Farmer, Davis and Hodges were appointed.

Mr. Farmer introduced the memorial of John Byler, relative to a turnpike road, authorised by an act of the last session of the Legislature to commence near shoal creek, in Lauderdale county, to the Falls of Tuscaloosa.

Mr. Casey presented a petition from a number of citizens praying some relief on the purchase of lots in the town of Cahawba. Ordered that the same lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Rose the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on a bill amendatory of an act, entitled an act, to provide for the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba, and for other purposes, and of an act, entitled an act providing for the temporary and permanent seat of government. Mr. Watkins in the chair; and after some time spent therein the committee rose, and Mr. President resumed the chair: and Mr. Watkins 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 amendment, which was concurred in by the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Casey it was ordered that the rule, which requires all bills to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that it be engrossed and read a third time to day.

On motion of Mr. Casey the said bill was read a third time and passed.

Ordered that the title of said bill be altered from a bill to that of an act, amendatory of an act entitled an act to provide for the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba and for other purposes, and of an act, entitled an act, providing for the temporary and permanent seat of government.

Mr. Garth introduced a bill to establish a public road from the southern boundary line of township eight, in range four or five, west of the basis meridian of Huntsville to the Falls of Tuscaloosa, which was read the first time, and ordered for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Hanby gave notice that he should ask leave on to-morrow to introduce a bill to provide for the election of a Governor by the people to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of William W. Bibb late Governor of this State.

Mr. Farmer gave notice he should on to-morrow ask leave to introduce a bill for the appointment of electors for the State of Alabama.

On motion of Mr. Davis, resolved, that the message of the now acting Governor, be referred to a committee of the whole house and be made the order of the day to-morrow.

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