Friday, December 22, 1826.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Mr. Gaines presented the account of Grantland & Robinson, for printing done for the state before their election as printers to the state, which was referred to the committee on accounts and claims.

Mr. Vanhoose, from the special committee to which was referred the bill to be entitled, an act to establish the permanent seat of justice in Walker county, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in.

Ordered that the bill be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. Jackson, from the committee on the state bank to which was referred a resolution, instructing them " to enquire into the propriety of amending the charter of the bank of the state of Alabama, so that the banking year shall


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hereafter commence on the 1st day of May in each and every year, thereby enabling he citizens of counties which have drawn more than their respective quotas to avail themselves of the proceeds of their crops as the surplusage so drawn, is to be paid into the bank on the first day of the banking year," reported, that it is inexpedient to make the alteration proposes; which was concurred in.

Mr. Jackson from the same committee to which was referred a resolution instructing them to inquire in to the propriety of establishing an office of discount and deposite of the state bank at Huntsville, reported that it is inexpedient to establish the same at their present session. Ordered, that the report lie on the table. Mr. Jackson, from the same committee to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Madison county, praying the establishment of a branch of the state bank in the northern part of this state, asked to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject; which was agreed to.

A message from the House of representatives by Mr. Tunstall:

Ms. President - The House of Representatives have passed bills which originated in their House, entitled - an act to repeal in part and amend an act to fix the salary of the President of the bank of the state of Alabama, and for other purposes, passed January 14th, 1826: and an act supplementary to an act to establish a state university: In which they desire your concurrence.

The bills mentioned in the above message were severally read the first time, and ordered to a second reading to morrow.

Mr. Powell, from the joint committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled, an act to amend the laws for the punishment of malicious mischief: an act to compel the commissioners in the town of Greenville, in Butler county, to transfer all papers relative to the lots of the said town, to the judge of the county court, and commissioners of roads and revenue of Butler county: an act more effectually to secure the compensation allowed by law to jurors therein named: an act to authorize the county court of Wilcox county to levy an extra tax: an act authorizing the election of certain officers in the town of Greenville, in Butler county: an act to establish a certain road therein designated: An act to provide for the payment of petit jurors in certain counties therein named: and an act to amend an act passed Dec. 20, 1820, amending an act passed 13th Nov. 1819, incorporating the town of Trianna - all of which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

A message was received from the Governor by Mr. Thornton, informing the Senate that he did this day approve and sign - an act for the relief of Andrew O. Horn, which originated in the Senate: Engrossed bills and joint resolutions, entitled - an act to compensate the commissioners appointed by the Governor for ascertaining and marking the permanent boundary line between this state and Georgia: an act authorizing an extension of the least taken by Seht Hunt, of the salt springs, in Clarke and Monroe counties: an act for the relief of James W. Armstrong.

Joint resolution, providing for the purchase of certain books for the use of the state: and an act to authorize E. Kenedy, adm'r. of William Wright, deceased, to sell real estate, were severally read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the titles be aforesaid, and that they be reported to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

A bill to be entitled, an act to authorize Abraham Smith and his associates to erect a mill on Coosa river; and joint resolution, authorizing the Secretary of state to procure and distribute to each county in the state, two copies of the laws and journals of Congress were severally read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.


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The following communication was received from the Governor, by J. I Thornton, Esq.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, Dec. 21st, 1826.

The Hon. the President and members of the Senate:

Gentlemen- I hasten to lay before you a communication from the Governor, accompanied by a report and resolution of Legislature, of the state of Georgia, on the subject of the line dividing this state and Georgia.

I have the honor to be, most respectfully, your obedient servant.

(Signed)            JOHN MURPHY.

Ordered, That the communication and accompanying documents lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled, an act to alter the time of holding the county courts of Lawerence, Limestone, Lauderdale, Dallas, Autauga, Montgomery, Perry, and Conecuh: and an act for the relief of James Hall, were severally read the third time and passed. Ordered, That they be returned to the House of Representatives.

A memorial to Congress in relation to the public deposites in the branch bank of United States at Mobile, was read the second time.

Mr. Jackson moved, that the further consideration of the memorial be indefinitely postponed; which was lost- Yeas 5- Nays 16.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative, are, Messrs, Bagby, Barton, Jackson, Powell and Vanhoose.- 5.

Those who voted in the negative are- Mr. President, Abercrombie, Ashe, Brown, Casey, Clay, Crabb, Gaines, Irwin, Jones, McCamy, Merriwether, Miller, Shackleford, Skinner and Sullivan- 16.

Ordered, That the memorial lie on the table.

Mr. Miller called up the bill to be entitled an act to authorize Ebenezer Byram to sell a certain tract of land upon the terms and conditions therein mentioned. The bill was then read the third time, and again laid on the table.

Mr. Barton, from the select committee to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Mobile, reported a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Mobile marine railway and insurance company; which was read, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Jackson, from the select committee to which was referred the bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the muscle shoals canal company, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in. Ordered, that the bill lie on the table, and that 100 copies thereof be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Barton introduced a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the translation and preservation of the Spanish records in this state; which was read, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Brown presented the petition of George Morrow, and of sundry inhabitants of Jefferson county, praying the passage of a law authorizing the said George Morrow to construct a turnpike road from Elyton to Montevallo; which was read, and referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Brown, Shackleford and Casey.

Mr. Shackleford presented the petition of sundry citizens of Shelby county, and Mr. Casey the petition of sundry citizens of Dallas county, on the same subject as the one from Jefferson. Ordered, that they be referred to the same special committee.


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Mr. Brown introduced a bill to be entitled an act making it the duty of the Comptroller of Public Accounts to lay before both houses of the General Assembly, in the first week of its session, a fair expose of the disbursements, made from the contingent fund; which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Powell, from the select committee to which was referred the bill entitled an act to incorporate the Tuscaloosa library company, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in. Ordered, that the bill be read the third time to-morrow.

Mr. Barton called up the bill to be entitled an act to provide for the support and better regulation of common schools. Ordered, that it be referred to the committee on the judiciary to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Brown moved to reconsider the vote of the Senate on the passage of the bill entitled an act more effectually to prevent breaches of the peace; which was carried. Ordered, that the bill lie on the table till Tuesday next.

And then the Senate adj'ned till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.