Saturday, November 25, 1820.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Hogg asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act, to amend an act, passed December 23, 1815, fixing a standard for measures; which was read the first time, and on motion ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

Mr. Watkins asked for, and obtained leave to bring in a bill to be entitled an act, to authorise the administrator of Thomas Ragland, deceased, to sell and transfer certain certificates therein named, which was read the first time. Ordered to be read a second time on Monday next.

Mr. Chambers gave notice, that he would on Monday next, ask for leave to bring in a bill to regulate tavern licenses.

Mr. Hogg have notice, that on Monday next he would ask for leave to bring in a bill pointing out the duty of owners, and keepers of mills who grind grain for toll.

A resolution requiring the Secretary of State, the Comptroller of Public Accounts, and the State Treasurer, to reside at the seat of government, was read the third time and passed. Ordered that the Secretary acquaint the house of representatives thereof.

A bill to be entitled an act, requiring payment to be made for slaves executed, was read the second time.

On motion, ordered that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day of Monday next.

According to the order of the day, the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on a bill to be entitled an act, to amend the laws now in force in this State, respecting public roads, Mr. Farmer, in the chair, and after some time spent therein the committee rose,


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Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Farmer reported that the committee of the whole, had according to order had said bill under consideration, but not having 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. Weedon and Smoot.

Mr. President -The House of Representatives have concurred in the amendment proposed by the Senate, to the act providing for the appointment of electors of President and Vice President of the United States, and will receive the Senate for the purpose of making such appointments at the hour of eleven.

The house of representatives have instructed me to inform you that they have passed a bill entitled an act authorising the executrix of William Baldwin to sell and convey certain real estate, in which they desire your concurrence: Whereupon the members of the Senate preceded by their Secretary repaired to the Representative Hall, and having taken the seats assigned them, both houses jointly proceeded viva voce to the appointment of electors of President and Vice-President of the United States, Gen. John Scott, George Phillips, Henry Minor and James S. Walker were nominated:

Those who voted for Gen. John Scott, are Messrs. President, Casey, Chambers, Connor, Garth, Gaines, Hanby, Harwell, Herbert, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Ringgold, Rose, Seabury, Sims, Trotter, Ware- Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Conecuh, Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, John Brown, Col. J. Brown, Chambers, Creagh, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Draughon, Dale, Davis, Duke, Evans, Fitzpatrick of Aut. Hill, Holderness, Isbell, Jackson, Murphry, Morton, McMeans, McVay, Mims, Perry, Perkins, Rather, Shackleford, Smoot, Tagert, Vining, Walker, and Weedon- 56.

Those who voted for Mr. Minor, are messrs, President, Casey, Davis, Farmer, Garth, Gaines, Hanby, Harwell, Herbert, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Seabury, Sims, Terrel, Trotter Watkins, Ware, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstrong of Con. Bigham, Benson, Bailey, Isaac Brown, J. Brown, Col. J. Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Clay, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Draughon, Doxy, Davis, Duke, Edmundson, Evans, Hill, Holderness, Isbell, Jackson, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Morton, Murrell McMeans, Moore of Marion, McVay, Perry, Perkins, Rather, Shackleford, Sargeant, Smoot, Tagert, Vining, Walker and Weedon- 63.

Those who voted for Mr. Phillips are Messrs. President, Casey, Connor, Chambers, Davis, Farmer, Garth, Hanby, Herbert, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Ringgold, Rose, Sims, Terrel, Trotter, Watkins, Ware, Mr. Speaker, Armstrong of Mobile, Armstron of Conecuh, Benson, Isaac Brown, John Brown, col. John Brown, Chambers, Chapman, Clay, Creagh, Cook, Coats, Coleman, Draughon, Dale, Doxy, Davis, Duke, Edmundson, Evans, Fitzpatrick, of Autauga, Hill, Holderness, Isbell, Jackson, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Murphey, Murrell, McMeans, Moore of Maroin, McVay, Mims, Perry, Perkins, Rather, Shackleford, Sargenat Smoot, Tagert, Vining, Walker, and Weedon- 63.

Those who voted for Mr. Walker are Messrs. Chambers, Connor, Davis, Farmer, Gaines, Harwell, Ringgold, Rose, Seabury, Terrel, Watkins


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Abercrombie, Armstrong of Mobile, Bigham, Bailey, Chapman, Clay Creagh, Dale, Doxey, Edmundson, Fitzpatrick of Autauga, Leake, McKinley, Moore of Madison, Murphy, Morton, Murrell, Moore of Marion, Mims, and Sargeant- 31.

Mr. Speaker announced that Gen. John Scott, Henry Minor, and George Philips, were duly elected electors to vote for President and Vice-President of the United States.

Having gone through the election, the Senate withdrew to their own chamber.

The Bill from the House of Representatives entitled an act authorising the executrix of William Baldwin to sell and convey certain real estate, was read the first time. On motion, Ordered, That said bill be read the second time on Monday next.

According to the order of the day the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to provide for leasing for a limited time the lands reserved by the Congress of the United States for a seminary of learning, and for other purposes, Mr. Chambers in the chair; and after some time spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Chambers 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 Mr. Moore, of Madison.

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the State,

I am instructed by the house of representatives, to lay before your honourable body the report of the engineer of the state, on the subject of the Tennessee and Cahawba rivers, received for His Excellency the Governor, on the 21st instant.

Which report was referred to the committee on navigation.

On motion of Mr. Farmer, the bill concerning divorce and alimony was laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Casey, a bill to be entitled an act, permitting merchants, shopkeepers, tradesmen, physicians, and apothecaries, to prove their books of account was laid on the table.

According to order the senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on a bill to define the boundaries of Marion county an for other purposes, 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 granted.

On motion of Mr. Farmer, a resolution that a committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of passing a law providing for the digest of the laws of this state, was taken up and adopted.

Mr. Sims moved, that the question on the adoption thereof be reconsidered, which was carried.


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And on motion on Mr. Casey, the following amendment was added in these words, "and that the committee be instructed to call on the Judges and Attorney General to know what progress they have made, if any, in digesting the law, as required by the law of the last General Assembly ;" which amendment was adopted, and on the question, shall said resolution as amended pass, it was decided in the affirmative.

Whereupon, Messrs, Hanby, Farmer, and Casey, were appointed a committee.

A message from the house of representatives by Messrs. Chapman and Vining.

Mr. President- The house of representatives have amended a bill originating in the senate, entitled an act, to incorporate the steam boat company of Alabama, in the fourth section, between the words "Blakeley" and by inserting, "or such other town of place in the state, as may be determined on by a majority of the stockholders of said company"- and after the word "corporation" in the last line of the same section, by adding "provided also, that at all elections to be holden by the stockholders under this act, they may vote by proxy," and the house of representatives have passed the following bills, to wit:

An act, to change the name of the county of Cahawba to that of Bibb, and

An act to amend an act, to regulate elections, establish certain precincts in the counties therein named, and for other purposes, passed on the 16th of December 1819, in which they desire your concurrence.

Mr. Casey from the committee on enrolled bills reported that the committee had examined the bill, entitled an act, providing for the appointment of electors of President and Vice President of the United States, and found the same truly enrolled.

The Senate adjourned until Monday morning, ten o'clock.