Thursday, December 21, 1826.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Barton presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the city of Mobile, praying the passage of an act incorporating an insurance company in said city, to be called the State Insurance Company; which was read and referred to a special committee: Whereupon the committee was appointed, to consist of Messrs. Barton, Jackson, and Gaines.

Mr. Barton also presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Mobile, praying that the petitioners and their associates may be incorporated under the title of the 'marine and railway insurance company;' which was read and referred to the select committee appointed on the above petition.

Mr. Gaines, from the committee on propositions and grievances, to which was referred the bill entitled, an act for the relief of James hall, reported the same without amendment. Ordered, That the bill be read the third time to-morrow.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. McClellan.

Mr. President- The House of Representatives concur in the amendment made by your honorable body, to the bill entitled, an act to allow William Whorton to erect a mill on Wills' creek in St. Clair county.

They have read a third time and passed a bill which originated in the Senate, entitled - and act authorizing titles to lands and town lots given to the state by the citizens of Tuscaloosa, to be made to the Governor for the use and benefit of the state. They have passed a memorial to Congress in relation to the public deposits in the branch bank of the United States at Mobile - in which they desire your concurrence.

The above memorial was read, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Shackleford introduced a bill to be entitled an act to authorize Abraham Smith and his associates to erect a mill on Coosa river, which was rad, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Barton, from the select committee, to which was referred a joint resolution, providing for the purchase of three copies of the journal of the first American Congress, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in.

Ordered, That the resolution be engrossed for a third reading, to-morrow.

Mr. Barton, from the same select committee, to which was referred the petition of sundry citizens of Lawrence county, reported a joint a resolution authorizing the secretary of state to procure and distribute to each county in this state, two copies of the laws and journals of Congress, which was read, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Crabb, from the select committee, to which was referred a bill to be entitled- an act to compensate the commissioners appointed by the governor for ascertaining and marking the permanent boundary line between this state and Georgia, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in. Ordered, That the bill be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

Engrossed bills to be entitled, an act more effectually to provide for the due execution of certain laws: an act for the relief of the legal representatives of Daniel Duval; and an act relative to certain officers in Fayette county, were severally read the third time, and passed. Ordered, That the titles of the bills


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be as aforesaid, and that they be reported to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

An engrossed bill, to be entitled, an act more effectually to prevent breaches of the peace was read the third time - and on the question, 'shall this bill pass?' it was determined in the negative - Yeas 8, Nays 12.

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

Mr. Crabb Jones Miller Skinner
Irwin McCamy Powell Vanhoose- 8

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. President Ashe Bagby Clay Jackson Shackleford
Abercrombie Barton Brown Gaines Merriwether Sullivan- 12

So the bill was rejected.

Engrossed resolutions, appointing commissioners to report on the claims of the purchasers of lots in Cahawba, in 1819, to the next General Assembly were read the third time, and ordered to lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled, an act giving further time to persons holding claims against their respective counties to file the same, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, That it be returned to the House of Representatives.

A bill to be entitled, an act to incorporate the muscle shoals canal companywas read the second time, and referred to a select committee, consisting of messrs. Jackson, Crabb and Bagby, to consider and report thereon: a bill to be entitled, an act authorizing an extension of the lease taken by Seth Hunt, of the salt springs in Clarke and Monroe counties; an act to authorize E. Kenedy administrator of William Wright, dec'd to sell real estate: and an act for the relief of James W. Armstrong, were severally read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third dreading to-morrow: a bill to be entitled, an act to amend an act entitled an act, giving execution for costs in the supreme court; and an act concerning the St. Stephens steamboat company, were severally read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary, to consider and report thereon: a bill to be entitled, an act providing a fund for the payment of petit jurors, was read the second time. Mr. Sullivan moved that the bill lie on the table till the 20th of Jan. next; which was lost.

Ordered, That the bill be referred to the judiciary committee: a bill to be entitled, an act to alter the time of holding the county courts of Lawrence, Limestone, Lauderdale, Dallas, Autauga, Montgomery, Perry and Conecuh was read the second time. Ordered, That the bill be read the third time to-morrow.

Mr. Powell, from the joint committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled: an act for the relief of Andrew O. Horn, which was accordingly signed by Mr. President.

And then the Senate adjourned till to morrow morning at 10 o'clock.