Friday, December 29,1826.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Sullivan, from the joint committee appointed to examine and destroy the treasury notes taken in by the treasurer, reported, "that


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they have performed the duty assigned them; that they have examined and destroyed the treasury notes issued pursuant to law, which have been redeemed and taken in by the treasurer of the state, to the amount of eight thousand two hundred and eighty dollars twelve and a half cents."

Mr. Crabb, from the select committee to which was recommitted to a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the town of Russelville in the state of Alabama, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in. Ordered, that the bill be read the third time to-morrow.

Mr. Brown, from the select committee to which was referred sundry petitions on the subject, reported a bill to be entitled an act to establish a road from Elyton to Montevallo; which was read, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Crabb, from the military committee, to which was referred a resolution on the subject, reported a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the purchasing of two four pounders for the use of the state; which was read, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Gaines offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the judiciary committee to instructed to report a bill to prevent slaves from being brought into this state as merchandize; which was adopted.

Mr. Barton presented the petition of the Mobile board of school commissioners, praying authority to raise a sum of money by lottery; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Barton introduced a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Mobile school commissioners to raise a sum of money by lottery; which was read, and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was read a second time forthwith, and referred to the committee on schools and colleges and school and college lands to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Bagby presented the petition of sundry persons of Monroe county, praying the change of an election precinct; which was read, and ordered to lien on the table.

Mr. Bagby also presented the petition of Edwin Lewis, praying that the records and papers relating to sundry suits between him and the representatives of Figures Lewis may be transferred from Baldwin to Mobile circuit court; which was read, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Bagby, from the select committee to which was referred a resolution of the state of Louisiana disapproving of the resolution of the state of Ohio, proposing a plan for the gradual emancipation of slaves; a resolution of the same state approving a resolution of the state of Georgia respecting the importation or ingress of people of color into any of the states; resolutions of the state of Vermont on the subject of the importation or ingress of persons of color into the several states, and on the subject of slavery in the United States; resolutions of the state of Indiana, disapproving of resolutions of the state of Tennessee relating to the election of president and vice president, &c.; resolution of the state of Maine disapproving of the amendment of the constitution of the United States proposes by the state of Ten-


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nessee; and, report and resolution of the State of Mississippi on the resolutions of the states of Delaware, Connecticut, Illinois, Indian, Ohio and New Jersey, in relation to the emancipation of slaves-asked to be discharged from the further consideration thereof, the same having been acted upon by resolution which originated in the House of Representatives; which was agreed to. Ordered, that the resolutions lie on the table.

Mr. Jackson called up the bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the muscle shoal canal company. Mr. Casey moved to amend the bill where it relates to the time within which the state shall be authorized to subscribe for stock in the company by striking out the words "provided that such subscription (meaning subscriptions by the state) be made at the time and place and under the restrictions that other shares or stock be subscribed for," and to insert the words "provided that such subscription be made within two years from the time the books of subscription are opened;" which was carried - Yeas 11, nays 10.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Abercrombie, Ashe, Bagby, Barton, Brown, Casey, Irwin, Jones, Merriwether, Miller and Sullivan.

Those who voted in the negative are, Mr. President, Clay, Crabb, Gaines, Jackson, McCamy, Powell, Shackleford, Skinner & Vanhoose.

The bill was further amended, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

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

Mr. President - The House of Representatives concur in the amendments made by your honorable body, to the bill entitled, an act to incorporate the Tuscaloosa library company, they recede from their disagreement to the amendment made by the Senate to the bill entitled, an act to alter the mode of appointing assessors and tax collectors, and for other purposes. They have passed bills which originated in their House, entitled, an act supplementary tary to an act for the government of the port & harbor of Mobile; and act to regulate the fees of certain public officers in Baldwin county; and an act for improving the road leading from Blakely to the upper line of Baldwin county, by the way of Durant's - in which they desire your concurrence. A bill from the H. of R. entitled an act, supplementary to an act for the government of the port and harbor of Mobile; and an act to regulate the fees of certain public officers in Baldwin county, were severally read the first time. The rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, they were read the second and third time, and passed.

Ordered, That they be returned to the house of Representatives.

A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled, an act for improving the road leading from Blakely to the upper line of Baldwin county, by the way of Durant's was read the first time; and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was read the second time forthwith, and returned to the committee on roads, bridges and ferries, to consider and report thereon. Ordered, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the Resolution, protesting against the exercise of implied, constructive and unconstitutional powers on the part of the federal government, and asserting the rights secured to the states respectively by the constitution of the United States. Ordered, That the resolution lie on the table.


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On motion of Mr. Bagby, Ordered, That Mr. Barton have leave of absence from the senate for the remainder of the session.

Mr. Gaines, from the committee on propositions and grievances, to which was referred the petition of John McGrew, and of sundry others in his behalf, reported a bill to be entitled, an act for the relief of John McGrew, which was read, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Engrossed bill, to be entitled an act providing a fund for the payment of petit jurors, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, That the title of the bill be as aforesaid, and that it be reported to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act to procure surveys, plans, and estimates, in relation to certain objects of internal improvement within this state, was read the third time, amended by way of rider, and passed. Ordered, That the title of the bill be as aforesaid; and that it be reported to the House of representatives for concurrence.

Mr. Barton called up a bill to be entitled, an act to emancipate certain slaves therein named. Ordered, That the bill be read the third time to-morrow.

Mr. Barton moved to reconsider the vote of the Senate on ordering to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow, the bill to be entitled, on an act to incorporate the muscle shoal canal company; which was carried.

Mr. Jackson moved to amend the amendment made by Mr. Casey to the bill, by striking out "two years," the time within which the state is authoriized to subscribe for stock, and inserting "one." Ordered, That the bill lie on the table. And then the senate adjourned, till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.