Wednesday morning, Jan. 10th, 1827.

The House met pursuant to adjournment at 9 o'clock.

A message from the Governor by J.I. Thornton, secretary of state.

Mr. Speaker- The Governor did on the 9th inst. approve and sign the following bills: an act to amend an act to establish the Bank of the State of Alabama, approved Dec. 20th, 1828; and, an act making appropriations for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-seven; both of which originated in this House.  And then he withdrew.

Mr. Rhodes offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the two Houses of the General Assembly, with the concurrence of the Senate, will assemble in the Hall of the House of Representatives, at the hour of 12 o'clock, for the purpose of selecting a site for the state capitol, and a President and twelve Directors of the Bank of the State of Alabama.- Mr. Crenshaw moved to amend the resolution by striking out '12 o'clock, and inserting in lieu thereof, '6 o'clock this evening.' A division of the motion being called for, the question was first put on striking out 12 o'clock, which was lost.

The resolution was then adopted.  Ordered, that the same be sent to the Senate for the their concurrence.

Mr. Ross offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the citizens of Tuscaloosa have the use of this Hall this evening at 6 o'clock, for the purpose of preparing a supper table in commemoration of the glorious victory achieved at New-Orleans the 8th of January, 1815; which was adopted- Yeas 42, nays 10.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are Mr. Speaker, Acklen, Ambrister, Benson, Brown, Broadnax, Bell, Bradford, Brasher, Barclay, Craig, Coe, Davis of Frank, Davis of Jack, Dale, Dupuy, Edmondson, Ellis, Edwards, Exum, Greening, Heard, Harris, Johnson, McClung, Moore of Jack. McVay of Laud. Massey, Neill, Perkins, Parham, Powell, Ross, Raney, Smith of Hen. Smith of Laud. Smith of Mad. Sims, Terry, Williams, Walthall, Whitfield-42.

Those who voted in the negative are- Mr. Bridges, Crenshaw, Coopwood, Dennis, Duke, Fluker, Jones, McVay of Law. Pickens, Weissinger- 10.


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Mr. Bridges, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported, that the said committee had examined and fund to be correctly enrolled, bills which originated in this House, of the following titles, to wit: an act to incorporate the Cahawba navigation company; an act for the relief of the legal representatives of Daniel Duval; and, an act explanatory of an act, entitled an act to provide for the election of justices of the peace and constables, passed Dec. 31st. 1822.

Mr. Brown, from the select committee to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act to establish a road from Elyton to Montevallo, reported the same with the following amendments, to wit: Strike out of the 5th section, from the word 'erected,' to the word 'aforesaid,' inclusive, and insert the following: 'on the east side of the Cahawba river, nor within eight miles of the town of Elyton.' Strike out 'seventy-five,' and insert 'thirty-seven and a half' cents.  Strikeout 'thirty-seven and a half' and insert 'eighteen and three-fourths.' Strike out 'twelve and a half,' and insert 'six and a fourth.'  Strike out 'six and a fourth,' and insert 'three.'  Strike out 'four,' and insert 'two.'  Ordered, that said report be concurred in, and amendments adopted.

Mr. Ross, from the committee on accounts, to whom was referred the claim of William Holbrook, jailor of Autauga county, claiming compensation for the sustenance of prisoners committed to his charge for crimes against the state, reported, that the committee had examined said claim with the accompanying documents, and that the same is not authenticated in the manner prescribed by law, and ought not to be allowed; and asked leave to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.  Ordered, that said report be concurred in.

Mr. Moore of Jack from the committee on the state bank, to which was referred a bill to be entitled an act to repeal all that part of the charter of the bank of the state of Alabama that relates to secrecy; reported, that it was in their opinion inexpedient to pass such a law.  Mr. McVay of Laud. moved that the House disagree to said report, which was lost.  Ordered, that said report be concurred in.

Mr. Moore of Jack. form the committee on the state bank, to whom was referred the petition of the citizens of Montgomery and adjacent counties, asking the establishment of a branch of the bank of the state of Alabama, in the town of Montgomery, reported, that in their opinion the prayer of said petitioners ought not to be granted at this time?  Ordered, that this House concur in said report.

Mr. Moore of Jack. from the committee on the state bank, to whom was referred a resolution instructing said committee to inquire into the expediency of passing a law compelling the incorporated banks of this state to make an exhibit within the first week of every session of the Legislature, the amount of bills issued, of deposites, and cash on hand, reported, that however desirable such information may be, the legislature of this state had not the power of compelling said banks to make such exhibit, and therefore asked leave to be discharged from the further consideration thereof.  Mr. Greening moved that said report be laid on the table, which was carried.

The engrossed Joint resolutions approving the amendment proposed by the state of Tennessee to the constitution of the United States, was taken up from the table, and again laid on the table for the present.

Mr. Greening moved that the engrossed joint resolution from the Senate requiring the banks of Mobile and Tombeckbe to report their situation to the General Assembly, be taken up from the table, and put among the orders of the day; which was carried.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon their secretary- Mr. Speaker, the Senate have passed bills which originated in the House of Representatives, enti-


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tled an act to incorporate the Rocky Mount Academy in Autauga county; an act to authorize the Judge of the county court and commissioners of roads and revenue of the county of Shelby, to alter a certain road therein named; an act to repeal in part an act entitled an act to appoint commissioners to lay out two roads leading from the ford on Line creek, the one to Coffeeville, the other to Tuscaloosa, passed Dec. 31st, 1822.  They concur in the resolution of your hon. body, proposing that the members of the two Houses of the General Assembly will convene in the Representative Hall on this day at 12 o'clock for the purpose of selecting a site for the state capitol pursuant to the provisions of an act appointing a mode in which the site for the state capitol shall be selected, also a President and board of Directors of the Bank of the State of Alabama for the ensuing year.  And then he withdrew.

The engrossed joint resolutions requiring the banks of Mobile and Tombeckbe to report their situation to the General Assembly, was read a third time. Mr. Greening moved to amend the resolutions by adding thereto the following proviso, at the end: provided, that all notes of said bank that may have been collected on or before the last day of the next session of the General Assembly by any tax collector in this state shall be received into the state treasury, if said banks are in the habit or redeeming their notes with specie at the time they are received by the tax collectors.  Mr. Craig then moved that the resolutions and amendment be laid on the table till the first day of July next, which was lost- Yeas 24, Nays 31.

The yeas and nays being desired- those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. Speaker

Craig

Jones

Perkins

Smith of Mad.

Bridges

Coe

Lawler

Pickens

Sims

Broadnax

Dale

McClung

Ross

Terry

Barclay

Ellis

Mead

Raney

Walthall- 24

Crenshaw

Harris

Neill

Smith of Hen.

 

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Acklen

Coopwood

Edmondson

Johnson

Parham

Ambrister

Davis of Fr.

Edwards

Moore of Mad.

Powell

Benson

Davis of Jack.

Exum

Moore of Ja.

Rhodes

Brown

Dennis

Fluker

McVay of Laud

Smith of Laud.

Bell Bradford

Dupuy

Greening

McVay of Law.

Williams

Brasher

Duke

Heard

Massey

Weissinger 31

The amendment offered by Mr. Greening was then adopted.

Mr. Johnson moved to amend the resolutions by inserting in the first section after the words “first week thereof:” the words, or “within twenty days thereafter,” which was lost.  The question was then put, shall those resolution pass? and it was determined in the negative- Yeas 26, Nays 28.

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

Mr. Acklen

Bradford

Dennis Duke

Johnson

Parham

Ambrister

Brasher

Edmondson

Moore of Jack.

Powell

Benson

Coopwood

Exum

McVay of Laud.

Rhodes

Brown

Davis of Fr.

Greening

McVay of Law.

Smith of Laud.

Bell

Davis of Jack.

Heard

Massey

Weissinger 26

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Speaker

Craig Coe

Lawler

Perkins

Smith of Mad.

Bridges

Dale Ellis

Lewis

Pickens

Sims

Broadnax

Fluker

McClung

Ross

Terry

Barclay

Harris

Moore of Mad

Raney

Williams

Crenshaw

Jones

Mead Neill

Smith of Hen

Walthall-28

Mr. Terry moved that the report of the committee on the part of this House, appointed to act with the committee appointed on behalf of the Senate to examine into the situation of the Bank of the State of Alabama, which report was made to this House on the 8th inst.  with closed doors, be spread on the journals of this House; which was carried.  Said report is as follows, to wit.


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The joint committee, appointed by both branches of the General Assembly, to examine into the situation and condition of the bank of the state of Alabama, respectfully REPORT-

That the report hereunto annexed, marked (A.) is an expose of the situation and condition of the Bank up to the 11 th December, 1826, at which time the examination of the books of the bank, so far as they are connected with the funds of the institution, was completed.  The paper marked (B) presents the net profits of the bank, after deducting the interests and dividends on the different funds constituting the capitol stock, as well as the expenses of the bank.  On the 11th December, as appears by the state marked (A) the amount due to the bank on notes discounted to individuals, was five hundred and twenty two thousand one hundred and eighty four dollars $522,184 00.)  All means within reach of the committee, were employed to ascertain the situation of the debtors to the bank; and they have not discovered that any loss will be sustained from the debts due.  Nearly the whole of this sum has been discounted to individuals that are considered perfectly good; an inconsiderable sum is believed to be doubtful; but from every information, they are of opinion that little or no loss will be sustained.

In the discharge of the various duties devolving on the committee, their report has been greatly delayed: this delay however, enables them to present the condition of the bank on the 6th inst. as appears by the paper hereunto annexed, marked (C).  This statement is made out by the Cashier, and implicit confidence may be placed in it.  By referring to the papers marked (A) and (C) it will be perceived that the condition of the bank has greatly improved since the 11th of December.  This improvement is the practical result of the system, upon which the bank has been organized.  The debts due on the accommodation paper, have been diminished one hundred and forty-seven thousand six hundred and seventy-five dollars, ($147, 675 00:) while the available funds of the institution have been increased one hundred and sixty-eight thousand five hundred and fifty-nine dollars and sixty-seven and  one fourth cents, ($168,559 67 1-4) by the purchase of bills and exchange, and by the paper of other banks paid in; and still the circulating paper of this bank has been diminished three thousand four hundred and fifty-two dollars, ($3,452).  It may be proper here to say something in relation to the means of the bank to redeem its paper now in circulation.  The paper marked (C) shews that the bank is liable for the sum of three hundred and ninety-eight thousand two hundred and seven dollars and seventy-three and a half cents, ($398, 207 73 1-2) including the debts due to other banks, to individual depositors, and its notes in circulation.  the amount of ash on hand, including specie, notes of other banks, and bills of exchange, is three hundred and seventy-three thousand three hundred and seventy-four dollars, and sixty-eight and a fourth cents, ($373,374 68   1-4 cts.)  The notes of other banks now on hand, and the bills of exchange may be converted into specie if necessary; and thus the bank is enabled to discharge the debts due from it, and redeem its paper  t any time.  Of the debts due from the bank the deposit account forms a considerable item. The paper hereunto annexed, marked (D) will show the character of these deposits, and that they have been carried principally to the credit of the state, or are intended for the payment of debts due to the bank.  From this view it must be apparent that this bank is able to meet any demand against it, and continues to deserve the public confidence.

The prosperity of this institution is inseparably connected with the financial prosperity of the State. To sustain its present prosperity, the committee have thought proper to recommend to the Board of Directors, the necessity of continuing the prudent management of the affairs of the bank upon correct banking principles, consistently with the provision of  the charter.

JAMES JACKSON, Chairman on the part of the senate

THOMAS CASEY, on the part of the Senate.

GEO. S. GAINES, on the part of the Senate.

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ELDRIDGE S. GREENING,    Ch'n on the part of H. of R.

DAVID MOORE, {on the part of the House of

GEO. WEISSINGER,{     Representatives.

(A)

State of the Bank of the State of Alabama on the 11th day of December, 1826.

Capital stock paid in

$336,773 60 1/2

Notes of this bank in circulation this day

255,987 00

Due to individual depositors

121,984 56 1/2

Due to other banks

2,786 91

Expenses chargeable upon the institution and remaining unpaid,

1,705 45

Net gain on the transactions of the bank up to this day, as per statement marked B, exclusive of the dividends and interest due and paid on the capital stock,

 

 

 

8,880 65

$728,118 18

Bills discounted, due this day,

$522,184

Banking House at Cahawba, at cost,

1,118 17

Cash on hand

Specie

$52,085 01

Notes of other solvent banks,

104,224

Bills of Exchange,

  48,506

204,815 01

$728,118 18

(B)

Statement of the expenses incurred, and interest received, by the Bank of the state of Alabama, from the 9th day of January, 1826, to the 11th day of December, 1826, inclusive; including a balance of gain on the 9th of January last.

To interest paid on the specie loan, of $100,000

 

$4,349 97

To interest from 1st October, 1826, due and unpaid,

 

1,182 90

To interest paid on the University Fund,

  4,018 30

To interest from 9th November, due and unpaid,

    

449 27

To dividend of 8 1-40 per cent paid on Three per cent Fund on the 9th day of November last.

 

5,091 00

To dividend of 8 1-40 per cent paid on seat of government fund on the 9th November last,

 

5,099 86

To expense account since the 9th day of January, 1826, including the sum of $73, 28, due by the institution for officers salaries, and unpaid,

 

 

 

3,673 64

To gain by the transactions of the bank up to the 11th day of December, 1826, exclusive of the dividends and interest as shown above,

 

 

8,880 65

$32,745 59

By balance of gain on the 9th January, 1826,

    1,629 09

By gain by discounts, premiums of bills of exchange, and interest received, from the 9th January, 1826, to the 11th December, 1826, inclusive,

 

 

 

 31,116 50

  $32,745 59


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(C)

An Exhibit of the state of the Bank of the State of Alabama, on the 6th day of January, 1827.

Capital stock paid in,

$336,773 60 1/2

Due to individual depositors account,

125,484 44

Due to other banks,

20,188 29 1/2

Notes of this bank in circulation,

225,535 00

To profit and loss, for balance,

14,021 51 1/1/4

$749,002 85 1/4

Bills discounted and due,

$74,509 00

Banking house at Cahawba,

1,119 17

Cash. specie on hand,

52,484 49 1/4

Notes of other solvent banks

151,301 00

Bills of Exchange on Mobile, New- Orleans, and New-York,

169,589 19

 373,374 68 1/4

$749,002 85 1/4

To interest on specie loan of 100,000 from 1st Oct last,

1,600 02

To interest on university fund from 9th Nov last

801 11

To salaries due up to date, and unpaid,

302 78

Net gain up to this date, exclusive of dividends and interest paid and due on the capital stock

 

11,317 60 1/4

  $14,021 51 1/4

Gain by profit and loss, brought down,

14,021 51 1/4

  $14,021 51 1/4

Tuscaloosa, 6th Jan. 1826.

J.B. COOK, Cashier.

(D)

BANK, 6th January, 1827.

By a reference this day had to the individual accounts, composing the general account of the individual depositors, the items appear as follows:

To the credit of the state Treasury

$63,593 91 1/2

To “ “ University Fund,

15,233 54

To “ “ Seat of Government Fund,

113 37 1/2

To “ of individual accounts as partial payments on notes,

 

27,080 59

To “ of individuals for general account & subject to check,

 

19,463 00

Amount of individual depositors account as reported,

 

125,484 44

J.B. Cook, Cashier.

And then the House adjourned for thirty minutes.

Noon- 12 o'clock.  The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Acklen offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the Senate be informed that this House is now ready to go into the election of a site for the erection of a state capitol, and also the election of a President and Directors for the Bank of the State of Alabama for the ensuing year, and that the east end of the Representative Hall be assigned for the purpose of their reception; which was adopted.  Ordered, that the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.


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The Senate having appeared and taken the seats assigned them, the two houses proceeded to the election of a site for the location of the state capitol- the five sites reported by the joint committee as proper places from which to make the selection, being in nomination.  The titles that had been deposited with the principal clerk of the House of Representatives having been read, pursuant to the provisions of a law on that subject; the houses proceeded after said reading to vote, and, upon counting the votes, there appeared to be- For site No. 1, 3 votes; No. 2, 5; No. 3, 28; No. 4,16; No. 5, 23.

Those who voted for site No. 1, are, Messrs, Crabb, of the Sen. Lawler and Terry of the House- 30.

Those who voted for Site No. 2, are Messrs. Jackson of the Senate, Acklen, Coe, Moore of Jack. and Raney of the House.

Those who voted for Site No. 3 are Mr. President, Brown, Gaines, McCamy, Merriwether, Powell, Shackleford, Skinner, of the Senate.  Mr. Ambrister, Brown, Cradford, Brasher, Barclay, Davis of Jack. Dupuy, Duke, Edmondson, Ellis, Fluker, Harris, McClung, Moore of Mad. McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Parham, Ross, William, Whitfield- 28.

Those who voted for Site No. 4, are Messrs. Bagby, Casey of the Senate, Mr. Speaker, Bell, Craig, Coopwood, Davis of Frank. Exum, Greening, Heard, Jones, Perkins, Powell, Smith of Laud. Sims, Walthall,- 16.

Those who voted for Site No. 5, are Messrs. Abercrombie, Ash, Irwin, Jones, Miller, Sullivan of the Senate, Mr. Benson, Bridges, Broadnax, Crenshaw, Dale, Dennis, Edwards, Johnson, Lewis, Mead, Massey, Neill, Pickens, Rhodes, Smith of H. Smith of M. Weissinger,- 23.

No one Site having received a majority of all the number of votes given, Mr. Speaker declared that no election had been made; and the two Houses proceeded to vote a second time for site for the State Capitol.  Upon counting the votes given the second time, there appeared to be, for Site No. 1,1 vote, No. 2,2; No.3,32; No. 4, 15; No. 5, 24.

The member who voted for Site No. 1, is Mr. Lawler.

Those who voted for site No. 2, are Messrs. Acklen, and Moore of Jack.- 2.

Those who voted for Site No. 3, are Messrs. President, Brown, Gaines, Jackson, McCamy, Merriwether, Powell, Shackleford, Skinner, of the Senate, Mr. Ambrister, Brown, Bradford, Brasher, Barclay, Coe, Davis of Jack, Dupuy, Duke, Edmondson, Ellis, Exum, Fluker, Harris, McClung, Moore of Mad. McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Parham, Ross, Raney, Williams, Whitfield,- 32.

Those who voted for Site No. 4, are Messrs. Casey, Crabb, of the Senate, Mr. Speaker, Bell, Craig, Coopwood, Davis of Frank. Greening, Heard, Jones, Perkins, Smith of Laud, Sims, Terry, Walthall,- 15.

Those who voted for Site No. 5, are Messrs. Abercrombie, Ash, Irwin, Jones, Miller, Sullivan, of the Senate, Mr. Benson, Bridges, Broadnax, Crenshaw, Dale, Dennis, Edwards, Johnson, Lewis, Mead, Massey, Neill, Pickens, Powell, Rhodes, Smith of H. Smith of M. Weissinger,- 24.

No one site having received a majority of the votes given, Mr. Speaker declared that no election had taken place, and the two houses proceeded to vote a third time for a site for the State Capitol.  And upon counting the votes given at the third voting, there appeared to be for Site No 1, no vote, No. 2,1; No. 3,34; No. 4, 35; No. 5,5.

The member who voted for No. 2 is Mr. Moore of Jackson.    

Those who voted for No. 3, are Messrs. President, Brown, Gaines, Jackson, McCamy Merriweather, Powell, Shackleford, Skinner of the Senate, Mr. Acklen, Ambrister, Brown, Bradford, Brasher, Barclay, Coe, Davis of Jack. Dupuy, Duke, Edmondson, Ellis, Exum, Fluker, Harris, Lawler, McClung Moore of mad. McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Parham, Ross, Rainey, Williams, Whitfield.- 34.

Those who voted for Site No. 4 are Messrs Abercrombie, Bagby, Casey, Crabb, Sullivan, of the Senate, Mr. Speaker, Benson, Broadnax, Bell, Crenshaw, Craig, Coopwood, Davis of Fr. Dale, Dennis, Edwards, Greening, Heard, Johnson, Jones, Lewis, Mead, Massey, Neill, Perkins, Pickens, Powell, Rhodes, Smith of Hen. Smith of La. Smith of mad. Sims, Terry, Weissinger, Walthall- 35.

Those who voted for No. 5, are Messrs. Ashe, Irwin, Jones, miller of the Senate, Mr. Bridges of the House.- 5.

No one Site having received a Majority of the votes given, Mr. Speaker declared that no election had been made; and thereupon the two Houses proceeded to voted a fourth time for a site for the location of the State Capitol.  And upon counting the votes, there appeared to be for site No. 2, 1 vote; No. 3,34; No. 4. 40.

The member who voted for Site No. 2, is Moore of Jackson.

Those who voted for Site No. 3, are Messrs. President, Brown, Gaines, Jackson, McCamy, Merriwether, Powell, Shackleford, Skinner of the Senate, Mr. Acklen, Ambrister, Brown, Bradford, Brasher, Barclay, Coe, Davis of Jack. Dupuy, Duke, Edmondson, Ellis,


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Exum, Fluker, Harris, Lawler, McClung, Moore of Mad. McVay of Laud. McVay of Lau. Parham, Ross, Raney, Williams, Whitfield- 34.

Those who voted for Site number four are Messrs. Abercrombie, Ash, Bagby, Casey, Crabb, Irwin, Jones, Miller, Sullivan of the Senate, Mr. Speaker, Benson, Bridges, Broadnax, Bell, Crenshaw, Craig, Coopwood, Davis of Frank, Dale, Dennis, Edwards, Greening, Heard, Johnson, Jones, Lewis, Mead, Massey, Neill, Perkins, Pickens, Powell, Rhodes, Smith of Hen. Smith of Laud. Smith of Mad. Sims, Terry, Weissinger, Walthall- 40.

The Site numbered four, consisting of Lots No. 143, 144, 145, and 146, in the town of Tuscaloosa, known as Childress' Hill, as per the report of the joint committee, having received a majority of the votes given, was declared by Mr. Speaker, to be the Site selected, whereon to locate and build the Capitol of the State of Alabama.

The two Houses then proceeded to the election of a President of the Bank of the State of Alabama, for the ensuing year Messrs. Gilbert Saltonstall, John L. Tindall, William L. Adams, Benjamin B. Fontaine & Thomas Owen, being in nomination.  There appeared to be for Mr. Saltonstall 24 votes; Tindall 47; Adams 1; Fontaine 16, Owen, 15.

Those who voted for Mr. Saltonstall are Messrs. President, Abercrombie, Bagby, Brown, Casey, Jackson, Jones, Shackleford of the Senate, Mr. Brown, Craig, Dale, Dupuy, Exum, Greening, Harris, McClung, Moore of Mad. Mead, Neill, Perkins, Ross, Smith of H. Smith of Laud. Sims- 24.

Those who voted for Mr. Tindal are, Messrs. Crabb, McCamey, Miller of the Senate, Mr. Speaker, Acklin, Broadnax, Bell, Brasher, Barclay, Coe, Dennis, Duke, Edmondson, Heard, Moore of Jack. Parham, Powell- 17.

The member who voted for Mr. Adams, is Mr. Skinner.

Those who voted for Mr. Fontaine are Messrs. Ashe, Irwin, Powell, of the Senate, Mr. Bridges, Crenshaw, Fluker, Johnson, Jones, Lawler, Lewis, Pickens, Raney, Smith of Mad. Terry, Weissinger, Whitfield- 16.

Those who voted for Mr. Owen, are Messrs. Meriwether, Sullivan, of the Senate, Mr. Ambrister, Benson, Bradford, Coopwood, Davis of Frank. Davis of Jack. Ellis, McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massey, Rhodes, Williams, Walthall- 15.

No one of the candidates having received a majority of the votes given, Mr. Speaker, declared that no election was made, and the two Houses proceeded to vote again for President of the Bank.

The name of Mr. Adams being withdrawn, there were for Mr. Saltonstall 24 votes; Tindall 16; Fontaine 17; Owen 16

Those who vote for Mr. Saltonstall are Messrs. President, Abercrombie, Bagby, Brown, Casey, Jackson, Jones, Shackleford, of the Senate, Mr. Brown, Craig, Dale, Dupuy, Exum, Greening, Harris, McClung, Moore of mad. Mead, Neill, Perkins, Ross, Smith of H. Smith of Laud. Sims- 24.

Those who voted for Mr. Tindall are messrs. Crabb, McCamey, Miller, (Senate) Mr. Speaker, Acken, Broadnax, Bell, Barclay, Coe, Dennis, Duke, Edmondson, Heard, Moore of Jack. Parham, Powell- 16.

Those who voted for Mr. Owen are, messrs. Merriwether, Skinner and Sullivan of the Senate, Mr. Ambrister, Benson, Bradford, Brasher, Coopwood, Davis of Frank. Davis of Jack. Ellis, McVay of Laud. McVay of Law, Massey, Williams, Walthall-16.

Those who voted for Mr. Fontaine, are messrs. Ashe, Irwin, Powell, (Senate,) Bridges, Crenshaw, Fluker, Johnson, Jones, Lawler, Lewis, Pickens, Rhodes, Raney, Smith of Mad. Terry, Weissinger, Whitfield- 17.

No one candidate having received a majority of the number of votes given, Mr. Speaker, declared that no election was made, and the two Houses proceeded to vote a third time, for a President of the Bank.

The same persons being in nomination- there were for Mr. Saltonstall 25 votes; Mr. Tindall 13; Mr. Owen 18; Mr. Fontaine 17.

Those who voted for Mr. Saltonstall, are messrs. President, Abercrombie, Bagby, Brown, Casey, Jackson, Jones, Shackleford of the Senate, Mr. Brown, Craig, Dale, Dupuy, Edwards, Exum, Greening, Harris, McClung, Moore of Mad. Mead, Neill, Perkins, Ross, Smith of H. Smith of Laud. Sims- 25.

Those who voted for Mr. Tindall, are Messrs. Crabb, Miller of the Senate, Mr. Speaker, Acklen, Broadnax, Bell, Barclay, Dennis, Edmondson, Heard, Moore of Jack. Parham, Powell- 3.

Those who voted for Mr. Owen are Messrs. Merriwether, Skinner, Sullivan, of the Senate;

Mr. Ambtister, Benson, Bradford, Brasher, Coopwood, Davis of Frank. Davis of Jack. Duke Ellis, McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massey, Smith of Mad. Williams, Walthall- 18

Those who voted for Mr. Fontaine are Messrs. Ashe, Irwin, Powell, of the Senate; Mr. Bridges, Crenshaw, Coe, Fluker, Johnson, Jones, Lawler, Lewis, Pickens, Rhodes, Raney, Terrey, Weissinger, Whitfield- 17.

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no election was still made; and the two houses proceeded to vote a fourth time for a President of the Bank.  The same persons being in nomination, there were for Mr. Saltonstall 27 votes; Mr. Tindall 5; Mr. Owen 20; Mr. Fontaine 21.

Those who voted for Mr. Saltonstall, are Mr. President, Abercrombie, Bagby, Brown, Casey, Jackson, Jones, Shackleford of the Senate; Mr. Speaker, Brown, Barclay, Craig, Dale, Dupuy, Edwards, Exum, Greening, Harris, McClung, Moore of Mad. Mead, Neill, Perkins, Ross, Smith of H. Smith of Laud. Sims- 27.

Those who voted for Mr. Tindal, are Messrs. Bell, Edmondson, Heard, Moore of Jack. Powell- 5.

Those who voted for Mr. Owen are Messrs. Merriwether, Skinner, Sullivan of the Senate, Acklen, Ambrister, Benson, Bradford, Coopwood, Davis of Frank. Davis of Jack. Dennis, Duke, Ellis, McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massey, Parham, Smith of Mad. Williams, Walthall- 20.

Those who voted for Mr. Fontaine, are Messrs. Ashe, Crabb, Irwin, Miller, Powell, of the Senate, Mr. Bridges, Broadnax, Brasher, Crenshaw, Coe, Fluker, Johnson, Jones, Lawler, Lewis, Pickens, Rhodes, Raney, Terry, Weissinger, Whitfield- 21

No one candidate having yet received a majority, Mr. Speaker declared none to be elected, and the two Houses proceeded to vote a fifth time for a President of the Bank, the name of Mr. Tindall having withdrawn, there were for Mr. Saltonstall 27 votes; Mr. Owen 23; Mr. Fontaine 24.

Those who voted for Mr. Saltonstall, are Messrs. President, Abercrombie, Bagby, Brown, Casey, Jackson, Jones, Shackleford of the Senate, Mr. Speaker, Brown, Craig, Dale, Dupuy, Edwards, Exum, Greening, Heard, Harris, McClung, Moore of Mad. Mead, Neill, Perkins, Ross, Smith of H. Smith of Laud. Sims 27.

Those who voted for Mr. Owen are Messrs McCamey, Merriwether, Skinner, Sullivan, Acklen, Ambrister, Benson, Bradford, Barclay, Coopwood, Davis of Frank. Davis of Jack. Dennis, Duke, Ellis, McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Moore of Jack. Massey, Parham, Smith of Mad. Williams, Walthall- 23.

Those who voted for Mr. Fontaine, are Messrs. Ashe, Crabb, Irwin, Miller, Powell of the Senate, Mr. Bridges, Broadnax, Bell, Brasher, Crenshaw, Coe, Edmondson, Fluker, Johnson, Jones, Lawler, Lewis, Pickens, Powell, Rhodes, Raney, Terry, Weissinger, Whitfield- 24.

No one candidate having yet received a majority of the votes given, Mr. Speaker declared that no election was yet made, and the two Houses then proceeded to vote a sixth time for a President of the Bank; upon counting the votes there were for Mr. Saltonstall 27 votes; Mr. Owen 23; Mr. Fontaine 24.

Those who voted for Mr. Saltonstall, are Messrs. President, Abercrombie, Bagby, Brown, Casey, Jackson, Jones, Shackleford of the Senate, Mr. Speaker, Brown, Craig, Dale, Dupuy, Edwards, Exum, Greening, Heard, Harris, McClung, Moore of Mad. Mead, Neill, Perkins, Ross, Smith of H. Smith of Laud. Sims- 27.

Those who voted for Mr. Owen, are Messrs. McCamey, Meriwether, Skinner, Sullivan of the Senate, Mr. Acklen, Ambrister, Benson, Bradford, Barclay, Coopwood, Davis of Frank. Davis of Jack. Dennis, Duke, Ellis, Moore of Jack. McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massey, Parham, Smith of Mad. Williams, Walthall- 23.

Those who voted for Mr. Fontaine, are Messrs. Ashe, Crabb, Irwin, Miller, Powell of the Senate, Bridges, Broadnax, Bell, Brasher, Crenshaw, Coe, Edmondson, Fluker, Johnson, Jones, Lawler, Lewis, Pickens, Powell, Rhodes, Raney, Terry, Weissinger, Whitfield- 24.

No candidate having yet received a majority of the votes given, Mr. Speaker declared neither to be elected, and the two Houses then proceeded to vote a seventh time for a President of the Bank, when there were, for Mr. Saltonstall 26 votes; Owen 12; Fontaine 34.


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Those who voted for Mr. Saltonstall are, messrs. President, Abercormbie, Brown, Casey, Jackson, Jones, Shackleford, of the sen. Mr. Speaker, Brown, Craig, Dale, Dupuy, Edwards, Exum, Greening, Heard, Harris, McClung, Moore of Mad. Mead, Neill, Perkins, Ross, Smith of Hen. Smith of La. Sims- 26.

Those who voted for Mr. Owen are messrs. Sullivan of the sen. Acklen, Ambrister, Bradford, Coopwood, Ellis, Moore of Jack. McVay of Law. Parham, Smith of Mad. Williams, Walthall- 12.

Those who voted for Mr. Fontaine are, messrs. Ashe, Crabb, Irwin, McCamy, Merriwether, Miller, Powell, Skinner of the sen. Mr. Benson, Bridges, Broadnax, Bell, Brasher, Barclay, Crenshaw, Coe, Davis of Fr. Davis of Jack. Dennis, Duke, Edmondson, Fluker, Johnson, Jones, Lawler, Lewis, McVay of Laud. Massey, Pickens, Powell, Raney, Terry, Weissenger, Whitfield- 34.

No one candidate having yet received a majority of the whole number of votes, Mr. Speaker, declared that no election had yet been made; and the two Houses then proceeded to vote an eight time for a President of the Bank of the State of Alabama- The name of Mr. Owen having been withdrawn- Messrs. Saltonstall and Fontaine only being in nomination; there were for Mr. Saltonstall 27 votes, Mr. Fontaine 45.

Those who voted for Mr. Saltonstall are, Mr. President, Abercrombie, Brown, Casey, Jackson, Jones, Shackleford of the senate, Mr. Speaker, Brown, Dale, Dupuy, Ellis, Edwards, Exum, Greening, Heard, Harris, McClung, Moore of Mad. Mead, Neill, Perkins, Ross, Smith of Hen. Smith of Laud. Sims, Walthall- 27.

Those who voted for Mr. Fontaine are, messrs. Ashe, Crabb, Irwin, McCamy, Merriwether, Miller, Powell, Skinner, Sullivan, of the Sen. Mr. Acklen, Ambrister, Benson, Bridges, Bradnax, Bell, Bradford, Brasher, Barclay, Crenshaw, Craig, Coe, Coopwood, Davis of Fr. Davis of Ja. Dennis, Duke, Edmondson, Fluker, Johnson, Jones, Lawler, Lewis, Moore of Jack. McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massey, Pickens, Parham, Powell, Rhodes, Raney, Smith of Mad. Terry, Williams, Weissinger, Whitfield- 45.

Benjamin B. Fontaine having received a majority of the whole number of voted given, was by Mr. Speaker declared to be duly elected President of the Bank of the State of Alabama for the ensuing year, to hold said office during the time and in the manner prescribed by the laws of this state.  And then the Senate withdrew.

And then the House adjourned till tomorrow morning 9 o'clock.