Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1822.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Sullivan, from the committee on Divorce and Alimony, to whom was referred the bill, entitled, ‘an act divorcing certain persons therein named, reported the same with an amendment; which was concurred in.

The bill was then read a third time and rejected.

Yeas

10-

Nays

7.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. President

Conner

Devereux

McCamy

Powell

Coats

Crabb

Hopkins

Moore

Sullivan- 10.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Armstrong

McVay

Murphy

Wood- 7.

Casey

Metcalf

Shackleford

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Dodson.

Mr. President,

I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform your honorable body that they have read a third time and passed, a resolution, originating in your house, entitled ‘A Resolution for the relief of M. D. Thomason.’

They have also read a third time and passed, a bill originating in your house, entitled

‘An act to exempt certain persons therein mentioned from serving in the militia of this state;’ -- in which they desire your concurrence.

They have also appointed on their part a committee of conference, consisting of Messrs. Crenshaw, Adair and Hallett, to confer with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, on the disagreement between the two houses, on the amendments made by the senate to the bill, entitled ‘an act to provide for the emancipation of slaves.’

A message from the Governor, by James J. Pleasants, esq. Secretary of state:

Mr. President – The Governor did on the 26th inst. approve and sign

‘An act to prevent free negroes and mulattoes from retail spirituous liquors,’   ‘An act to establish certain election precincts in the counties therein named;’ and ‘An act giving execution for costs in the supreme court, and on the 28th inst.'

‘An act to authorize Nicholas Pope to emancipate a certain slave therein named.’

‘An act to prescribe the mode of certifying executions from justices of the peace from one county to another;’

‘A Resolution for the relief of Anderson Crenshaw;’

‘An act to authorize fathers to devise the custody and tuition of their infant children;’


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‘An act providing for the election of sheriff in certain cases, and for other purposes;’ and

‘Resolutions extending time to John Byler and his associates to open and finish a road therein named.’

A bill from the House of Representatives entitled ‘An act to exempt certain persons therein mentioned, from serving in the militia of this state,’ was read the first time; the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days, was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second time, amended, and read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the House of Representatives be informed thereof.

Mr. Casey, from the special committee, to whom was referred the memorial to the Congress of the United States to procure further relief to purchasers of public lands in this state,’ reported the same with an amendment, which was concurred in.

The memorial was then read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the House of Representatives be informed thereof.

An engrossed bill, to be entitled ‘an act making appropriations for the payment of certain claims against the state;’ was read the third time an passed.

Ordered, that the words ‘engrossed bill to be entitled’ be stricken out and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for their concurrence.

Mr. Sullivan offered the following resolution: ‘Resolved, that the Senate with the concurrence of the house of representatives will adjourn sine die on this evening at 9 o’clock;’ which was laid upon the table.

Ordered, that Messrs. Hopkins, Moore and Murphy be appointed committee on the part of the senate to confer with the committee appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, on the subject of the amendment made by the senate to the bill, entitled ‘an act to provide for the emancipation of slaves;’ and that the House of Representatives be informed thereof.

On motion of Mr. McCamy, the memorial to the Congress of the United States praying a postponement of the sales of public lands in the counties of Jackson and Decatur,’ was taken up. Said memorial was read the third time and ordered to be committed to a special committee consisting of Messrs. Moore and Hopkins.

A bill from the house of representatives, entitled

‘An act to authorize the administrator of John Turrentine, and the administratrix and administrator of William Lambkin, deceased, to sell certain tracts of land therein designated;’ was read the first time, the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second and third time and passed.

Ordered, that the House of Representatives be informed thereof.

On motion of Mr. McVay the bill from the house of representatives entitled ‘an act to amend an act, entitled an act to regulate the rate of interest, passed 17th Dec. 1819,’ was taken up.

Mr. Casey moved, that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed; which was decided in the affirmative,

Yeas

13-

Nays

5.

The yeas & nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. President

Coats

Metcalf

Powell

Wood- 13.

Armstrong

Conner

Moore

Smith

Casey

Crabb

Murphy

Sullivan

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Devereux

Hopkins

McCamy

McVay

Shackleford- 5.

 


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A bill from the house of representatives entitled ‘An act to provide for leasing the sixteenth sections and for the application of the funds arising therefrom to the purposes of education,’ was read the first time the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second time and referred to the committee on schools and colleges, and school and college lands to examine and report thereon.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Dodson:

Mr. President, I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform your honorable body that they concur in the amendments made by your honorable body to bills of the following titles, to wit:

‘An act to appoint two commissioners for the superintendence of the public buildings in the counties of Franklin and Lawrence;’

‘An act for the relief of Sarah Strother, administratrix of the estate of George H. Strother, deceased;’

‘An act to set apart a separate fund for the support of the poor in each county;’ ‘Resolutions authorizing commissioners to establish a road leading from the city of Mobile to the line of the state of Mississippi.’

The have also read a third time and passed bills originating in their body entitled ‘an act to make appropriations for the year 1823;’

‘An act to empower the county court of Tuskaloosa to appoint a jury to view a public road, leading from the south end of Market street in the town of Tuskaloosa;’ ‘An act authorizing Wm. Breedlove to sell certain real estate therein named, and for other purposes;’ in all of which they desire your concurrence.

They have read three times and passed, bills originating in your house entitled ‘An act to provide for drawing petit jurors to serve in the circuit court of the county of Dallas;’

‘An act making appropriations for the payment of certain claims against the state;’

Mr. Casey moved to reconsider the vote of the senate on the passage of the bill, entitled ‘an act divorcing certain persons therein named;’ which was decided in the affirmative.

Yeas

13 -

Nays

4.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. President

Coats

Devereux

Moore

Sullivan- 13.

Armstrong

Conner

Hopkins

Powell

Casey

Crabb

McCamy

Smith

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. McVay

Metcalf

Murphy

Wood- 4.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Dodson.

Mr. President, the house of representatives, concur in the amendments made by your honorable body to a ‘Memorial to the Congress of the United States, to procure further relief to the purchasers of public lands in this state;’ and to a bill entitled ‘an act to exempt certain persons therein mentioned, from serving in the militia of this state.’

They have also read a third time and passed joint resolutions requiring the tax collector of Madison county, to pay such sum of money into the Planters’ and Merchants’ Bank at Huntsville, as he may be required by the Comptroller;’ in which they desire your concurrence.

On motion the Senate adjourned till 3 o’clock P.M.

3 o’clock P. M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Murphy from the committee on schools and colleges and school and college lands, to whom was referred the bill, entitled ‘an act to pro-


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vide for leasing the 16th sections and for the application of the funds arising therefrom to the purposes of education;’ reported the same without amendment.  The bill was then read a third time and passed.

Ordered, that the house of representatives be informed thereof.

A bill from the house of representatives, entitled ‘an act to regulate appeals in criminal cases; was taken up --  said bill was read the third time; and on the question, shall this bill pass? it was decided in the negative.

Yeas

5-

Nays

11.

The yeas & nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mr. President

Hopkins

Murphy

Smith

Sullivan- 5.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Armstrong

Crabb

McCamy

Metcalf

Powell

Coats

Devereux

McVay

Moore

Wood- 11.

Conner

A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled ‘an act to make appropriations for certain claims against the state,’ was read the first time. The rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second time and referred to the committee on accounts.

Ordered, That the Senate disagree to the amendments made by the House of Representatives, to the bill entitled ‘an act amendatory to the laws now in force concerning strays;’ and that the House of Representatives be informed thereof.

Mr. Moore, from the special committee, to whom was referred the memorial to Congress, upon the subject of postponing the sales of the public lands in the counties of Jackson and Decatur, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in.

Mr. Armstrong moved to strike out that part of said memorial which prays Congress to grant to settlers in Jackson and Decatur counties the right of preemption to lands embracing their improvements; which was lost.

Yeas

7-

Nays

9.

The yeas & nays being called for those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. President

Crabb

McVay

Smith

Sullivan- 7.

Armstrong

Hopkins

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Casey

Devereux

Metcalf

Powell

Wood- 9.

Coats

McCamy

Moore

Shackleford

Said memorial was then read a third time and passed. Ordered, that the House of Representatives be informed thereof.

A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled ‘an act to carry into effect the laws o the United States prohibiting the slave trade,’ was taken up and read the second time. The rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days when dispensed with, and said bill was read the third time. The question was then put, shall this bill pass? and decided in the negative.

Yeas

6-

Nays

12.

The yeas & nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are,

Mr Casey

Devereux

Murphy

Powell

Smith

Sullivan - 6.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. President

Conner

McCamy

Metcalf

Shackleford

Armstrong

Crabb

McVay

Moore

Wood --  12.

Coats

Hopkins

On motion of Mr. Sullivan, it was resolved, that the House of Representatives be requested to furnish the committee of accounts of this house, with all accounts in that house, contained in the appropriation bill sent to the Senate from that house.


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A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Dodson:

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have read a third time and passed a bill, originating in your honorable body, entitled ‘an act concerning the printing, binding and disposal of the Digest of the statute laws of the state of Alabama;’ which they have amended by striking out the words ‘fifteen hundred’ in the fifth section, and inserting in lieu thereof, the words ‘nineteen hundred and ninety;’ and also by striking out the word ‘six’ in the 5th section and inserting in lieu thereof, the word ‘five’ in which amendments they desire your concurrence.

They have also adopted the following resolution, in which they desire your concurrence: ‘Resolved, by the House of Representatives, that a committee be appointed to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate for the purpose of informing the Governor that the two houses have gone through the business before them, and if he has no further communications to make are now ready to adjourn sine die: and have appointed on their part, Messrs. Williams, Sanders and Hallett.

They have read a third time and passed a bill, originating in your house, entitled ‘an act to repeal in part and amend an act to regulate elections &c. passed at Huntsville, 16th December 1819.’

They concur in the amendments made by your honorable body, to a memorial to the Congress of the United States concerning settlers on public lands, and for other purposes.

Ordered, That Mr. McVay be added to the committee on accounts; & that said committee have leave to sit during the session of the Senate.

On motion the Senate adjourned until 7 o’clock P. M.

7 o’clock P. M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled ‘an act to empower the county court of Tuskaloosa to appoint a jury to examine a public road, leading from the south end of Market street in the town of Tuskaloosa,’ was read the first time. The rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second and third time and passed.  Ordered, that the House of Representatives be informed thereof.

Mr. Murphy, from the special committee, to whom was referred the Governor’s message upon the subject of the accounts between this state and the state of Mississippi, submitted the following report:

“The special committee to whom was referred the message of his Excellency the Governor, transmitting the correspondence which has taken place with the Executive of the State of Mississippi, and the exhibits furnished in regard to an adjustment of the accounts remaining unsettled between the states, respectfully report:

That they have had the same under consideration, and find that the principles which shall govern the settlement of the said accounts has not been determined. Your committee recommend that so much of the correspondence as contains the different views which have been taken the principles which shall govern the final arrangement of the accounts, be entered on the Journals, together with the exhibits which have been furnished from the offices of the Mississippi territory. This will afford all necessary information. Your committee deem it unnecessary to report any resolution to the house, as the Executive will proceed to the final adjustment of the accounts under the resolution of the General Assembly of the state on the subject;’ which was concurred in.


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A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Dodson, their clerk:

Mr. President- I am instructed to inform your honorable body, that the House of Representatives disagree to the amendments made by your honorable body, to the bill entitled ‘an act divorcing certain persons therein named.' Ordered, that the Senate insist on their amendments to said bill; and that the House of Representatives be informed thereof.

A bill from the House of Representatives entitled ‘an act regulating proceedings in chancery,’ was read the second time. The rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the House of Representatives be informed thereof.

A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled ‘an act for the relief of the tax collector of Mobile county,’ was read the second time, and amended.

Mr. Metcalf offered an additional section to said bill, which was adopted. The rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the words ‘and Franklin’ be added to the title of said bill, and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for their concurrence.

A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled 'an act to extend the time of payment and secure a certain sum of money due to this state from John M. Taylor,’ was read the first time. The rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with and said bill was read the second and third time and passed.

Ordered, That the House of Representatives be informed thereof.

A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled ‘an act to make appropriations for the year 1823,’ was read the first time. The rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Moore, ordered that the words ‘forty dollars’ be stricken out of the fourth section of said bill, where it makes an appropriation for printing and distributing the militia laws of this state.

On motion of Mr. Wood, ordered that ‘four hundred dollars’ be inserted in lieu thereof.

Mr. Murphy offered the following additional section to said bill: ‘Be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed to H. W. Taylor for his services as judge advocate in a court martial for the trial of a contested election of a Major General in the 4th Division of the militia of this state, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated;’ which was adopted.

Mr. Armstrong offered the following additional section to said bill; which was adopted: ‘Be it further enacted, that it shall be lawful for the Governor to pay out of the contingent fund, such sum or sums of money as may be necessary to defray the expenses incurred in the purchase of fuel and candles necessary for the use of the different offices belonging to the Executive Department of this state;’ which was adopted.

Mr. Shackleford offered the following additional section: ‘And be it further enacted, that the sum of seventy-five dollars be allowed to the secretary of the senate for ex-officio services in arranging the papers of the senate, and preparing the Journal for the press;’ which was adopted.

Mr. Shackleford offered the following additional section to said bill:


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‘And be it further enacted, that the sum of eighty-six dollars and twenty five cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to Matthew D. Thomason, Door-keeper for the Senate, for certain repairs done to the Senate Chamber, including the President’s chair, locks for the tables, candlesticks, &c.’ which was adopted.

Mr. Crabb moved to strike out the words ‘nineteen hundred and ninety dollars’ in the seventh section of said bill; the amount appropriated to Harry Toulmin for digesting the laws; which was decided in the affirmative. 

Yeas

9-

Nays

5.

The yeas & nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are,

Mr. President

Conner

Devereux

Metcalf

Wood- 9.

Coats

Crabb

Hopkins

Moore

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Armstrong

Casey

Murphy

Shackleford

Smith- 5.

Mr. Metcalf offered the following additional section as an amendment to said bill: ‘Be it further enacted, that the sum of one hundred and seventy-nine dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to Robert Coyle pursuant to an act passed the present session, approved on the 24th of December 1822;’ which was adopted.

Mr. Metcalf offered the following additional section to said bill: ‘And be it further enacted, that the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to the Comptroller of public accounts, in pursuance of a resolution of the General Assembly, passed and approved on the 17th Dec. 1821;’ which was adopted.

Ordered, that said bill lie upon the table.

Mr. Shackleford moved, that the senate concur in the amendments made by the house of representatives, to the bill, entitled ‘An act concerning the printing, binding and disposal of the Digest of the statute laws of this state;’ by striking out the words ‘fifteen hundred dollars,’ and inserting in lieu thereof, the words ‘nineteen hundred and ninety;’ which was lost.

Yeas

7

Nays

10.

The yeas & nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. Armstrong

Devereux

Shackleford

Smith

Sullivan

Casey

Murphy

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. President

Crabb

Hopkins

McVay

Moore

Coats

Conner

McCamy

Metcalf

Powell

Ordered, that the senate concur in the second amendment made by the house of representatives to said bill.

A Resolution from the house of representatives requiring the tax collector of Madison county to pay into the Planters’ and Merchant’s Bank of Huntsville, a certain sum as he may be requires by the Comptroller,’ was read the first time: the rule which requires all joint resolutions to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said resolution was read a second and third time and passed.

Ordered that the house of representatives be informed thereof.

A bill from the house of representatives, entitled ‘an act authorizing William Breedlove to sell certain real estate therein named, and for other purposes;’

‘An act authorizing the legal representative of Robert H. Draughon to dispose of certain real estate;’ and

‘An act for the relief of Ed. Freeman, late tax collector of Baldwin co.;’ were severally read the first time: the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bills were read a second and third time and passed.


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Ordered, that the house of representatives be informed thereof.

A bill from the house of representatives, entitled ‘An act authorizing the emancipation of a negro man named Martin;’ was read the first tie and laid on the table.

A bill from the house of representatives, entitled ‘An act concerning the Council of the town of Belle Fonte;’ was read the first time: the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second and third time and passed.

Ordered, that the house of representatives be informed thereof.

A bill from the house of representatives be informed thereof.

A bill from the house of representatives, entitled ‘An act more effectually to secure the public revenue,’ was read a first time, and laid on the table.  A bill from the house of representatives, entitled ‘An act to repeal all laws requiring hands to work on navigable streams in this state;’ was read the first time: the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days, was dispensed with, and said bill was read the 2d time.

Mr. Armstrong moved to strike out all of said bill after the enacting clause, and substitute in lieu thereof, another section, which was decided in the affirmative: the rule which requires al bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and said bill was read a third time, and amended and passed.  Ordered, that the same be sent to the house of representatives for their concurrence.

Mr. Moore, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled, ‘Resolutions concerning the loan from the Tombeckbee Bank;’

‘An act to provide for the payment of the compensation allowed by law to the commissioners appointed to lease the lands belonging to the University of Alabama;’ ‘Resolution for the relief of John A. Elmore.’

‘An act to divide the state into districts for electing representatives to Congress;’ ‘An act the better to designate the line between the counties of Jackson and Decatur, and for other purposes;’

‘An act for the regulation of assessors and tax collectors so far as relates to the payment of money;’ ‘Resolution requesting the Governor to procure a correct map of this State;’ ‘An act to authorize the Judge of the county court of Mobile to take possession of the Spanish records.’

‘An act for the relief of certain tax collectors therein named;’

‘An act to amend the act passed 17th Dec. 1821, entitled an act to appoint commissioners to lay out certain roads therein specified and for other purposes.’  ‘An act to refund James Mixon a sum of money improperly assessed and collected;’ ‘An act to amend an act appointing commissioners to lay out a road on, or near the dividing line between the counties of Madison & Limestone, passed at Cahawba 30th Nov. 1820;’

‘Resolution to repeal a resolution allowing to the Comptroller two hundred and fifty dollars in addition to his present salary, passed at the last session, of the General Assembly;’ ‘An ac to incorporate the town of  Jonesborough in the county of Jefferson;’ ‘An act concerning the Huntsville Masonic Lottery;’ ‘Memorial to the Congress of the United States, on the subject of the fortifications of Mobile Point and Dauphin Island;’

‘An act changing the name of Big-spring in Franklin county;’

‘An act relative to the securities of clerks, sheriffs and other officers;’

‘An act to authorize a change of venue in chancery causes;’

‘An act appointing an agent to receive the three per cent. fund.’

‘An act appointing commissioners to lay out two roads from the ford of Line creek; the one to Coffeeville, the other to Tuskaloosa;’ ‘An act to authorize the administrator of John Lucas, and the administrators of John Waugh, deceased, to sell real estate; ‘An act to authorize the Judge

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of the county court of Mobile to appoint a public weigher in the city of Mobile;’ ‘An act authorizing George Cox, administrator of Benja. Cox, deceased, to sell and transfer certain real estate;’ ‘An act in relation to the estate of James White, deceased;’ ‘An act authorizing the administrator and administratrix of Davis H. Mahew, deceased, to sell real estate;’

‘Resolutions instructing our senators, and requesting our representative in Congress to procure the passage of a law imposing a tonnage duty on all vessels coming into the port of Mobile and Blakeley:’

‘An act for the relief of purchasers of lots in Cahawba;’ ‘An act to revise consolidate & amend the several acts relative to the militia of this state;’

‘An act to legalize the election of certain officers in Decatur county;’

‘An act to repeal an act incorporating the town of Jackson in Clarke co.’

‘An act to provide for the election of justices of the peace & constables;’

‘An act to authorize the Treasurer of this state to receive a sum of money therein mentioned;’ ‘An act relative to turnpike roads;’

‘Memorial to Congress in relation to the public lands;’

‘An act to amend an act to authorize the Catholic congregation of Christians in the city of Mobile to sell real estate therein mentioned, and for other purposes;’ ‘An act to authorize the Judge of the county court of Mobile county, to purchase a lot of ground for the purpose of erecting thereon, the public buildings of said county;’ ‘An act for the relief of Sarah Strother, administratrix of George H. Strother, deceased;’

‘An act to exempt certain persons therein named, from militia duty;’

‘An act for the preservation of the several court houses within this state;’

‘An act to authorize a levy of a county tax in St. Clair county,’

‘An act to appoint commissioners for the superintendence of the public buildings in the counties of Franklin and Lawrence;’

Resolution authorizing commissioners to establish a road leading from the city of Mobile to the line of the state of Mississippi;’

‘An act making appropriations for the payment of certain claims against the state;’ ‘Resolutions defining more particularly the boundary lines of certain counties therein mentioned, and for other purposes;’

‘An act to provide for drawing petit jurors to serve in the circuit courts of the county of Dallas;’ Resolutions for the relief of M. D. Thomason;’

‘An act to repeal in part an act passed the 15th Dec. 1821, concerning Col. Samuel Dale;’ and ‘An act to repeal in part and amend an at to regulate elections, & c. passed at Huntsville 16th Dec. 1819;’’ which were signed by Mr. President.

A bill from the house of representatives, entitled ‘An act to fix the salary of the Treasurer of the Trustees of the University of the state of Alabama,’ was read the 2d time: he rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, said bill was read the 3d time.  The question was put, shall this bill pass?  and decided in the negative.

Yeas

7-

Nays

11.

The yeas & nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. President

Hopkins

Moore

Shackleford- 7.

Armstrong

McCamy,

Murphy

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Casey

Crabb

Metcalf

Sullivan

Coats

Devereux

Powell

Wood- 11.

Conner

McVay

Smith

Mr. Coats moved to reconsider the vote of the Senate on the passage of the bill, entitled ‘an act to carry into effect the laws of the United States, prohibiting the slave trade;’ which was decided in the affirmative.

Yeas

10

Nays

8

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,


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Mr. Casey

Conner

Metcalf

Powell

Sullivan

Coats

Devereux

Murphy

Smith

Wood-10.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. President

Crabb

McCamy

Moore

Armstrong

Hopkins

McVay

Shackleford- 8.

The question was then put, shall this bill pass?  and decided in the affirmative.

Yeas

8-

Nays

10.

The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. Casey

Conner

Metcalf

Powell

Sullivan

Coats

Devereux

Murphy

Smith

Wood- 10.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. President

Crabb

McCamy

Moore

Armstrong

Hopkins

McVay

Shackleford- 8.

A message was received from the Governor by Mr. Pleasants, Secretary of State:-- Mr. President, the Governor did, on the this day approve and sign, ‘An act, concerning the Huntsville Masonic Lottery;’ ‘An act the better to designate the line between the counties of Jackson and Decatur, and for other purposes;’

‘An act authorizing George Cox, administrator of Benjamin Cox, deceased, to sell and transfer certain real estate;’

‘An act in relation to the estate of James White deceased;’

‘An act to authorize the Judge of the county court of Mobile county, to appoint a public weigher in the city of Mobile;’ ‘An act to incorporate the town of Jonesborough in the county of Jefferson;’ ‘An act to refund James Mixon a sum of money improperly assessed & collected;’

‘An act to appoint commissioners to lay out two roads, leading from the ford of line creek; the one to ‘Coffeeville, the other to Tuskaloosa;’

‘An act to authorize the administrators of John Lucas, and the administrators of John Waugh, deceased, to sell real estate.’

‘An act to authorize the Judge of the county court of Mobile, to take possession of the Spanish records;’

‘An act for the relief of certain tax collectors therein named;’ ‘An act to amend an act, entitled an act appointing commissioners to lay out a road on, or near the dividing line between the counties of Madison and Limestone;’ passed 30th Nov. 1820;’ ‘An act to authorize the adm’r & adm’x of Davis H. Mayhew, deceased, to sell real estate;’

‘Resolution requesting the Governor to procure a correct map of this state;’ ‘Resolution for the relief of John A. Elmore;’ ‘An act relative to the securities of clerks, sheriffs, and other officers;’

‘An act to provide for the payment of the compensation allowed by law to the commissioners appointed to lease the lands belonging to the University of the State of Alabama;’ ‘An act to authorize a change of venue in chancery causes in certain cases;’ ‘An act appointing an agent to receive the three per cent. fund;’

‘Resolutions instructing our Senators and requesting our Representative in Congress to procure the passage of a law imposing a tonnage duty on all vessels coming into the Ports of Mobile, and Blakeley;’ ‘Resolutions concerning the loan from the Tomebeckbe Bank;’ ‘Memorial to the Congress of the United States, on the subject of the fortifications at Mobile Point and Dauphin Island;’ ‘An act changing the name of Big Spring in Franklin county;’ ‘Resolution to repeal a resolution allowing to the comptroller two hundred fifty dollars in addition to his present salary;’ and ‘An act to divide the sate into districts for the purpose of electing representatives to Congress;’ Resolutions from the House of Representatives relative to the dividing line between this state and the state of Georgia, were read third time and passed.

Yeas

9

Nays

8.


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The yeas and nays being called for, those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. Casey

Conner

McCamy

Murphy

Sullivan- 9.

Coats

Devereux

Metcalf

Smith

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. President

Crabb

McVay

Powell

Armstrong

Hopkins

Moore

Wood- 8.

On motion, the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning 9 o’clock.