Wednesday, January 10, 1827.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Brown, from the select committee to which was referred a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Daniel Ayres, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in. Ordered, that the bill be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. Irwin, from the select committee to which was referred a bill to be entitled an act to vest in the county court of Covington county the powers heretofore exercised by the commissioners of said county, and for other purposes, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in. Ordered, that the bill be read the third time to-morrow.

Mr. Powell offered the following resolution: Resolved, by the Senate, with the concurrence of the House of Representatives, that the members of the two houses of the General Assembly will convene in the representative Hall, on this day, at 3 o'clock P.M. for the purpose of selecting a site for the state capitol, pursuant to the provisions of an act entitled an act appointing a mode in which the site for the state capitol shall be selected; also to elect a President and Board of Directors of the Bank of the State of Alabama for the ensuing year; which was adopted. Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives herewith.

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fered yesterday by Mr. Crabb: 'Resolved by the Senate of the state of Alabama, that they believe Gen. Andrew Jackson to be intelligent citizen, an honest man, a genuine republican, a pure and incorruptible statesman; and that the decided wish of a large majority of the people of Alabama is, that he may at the next presidential election be fairly and constitutionally elevated to the highest office in the gift of our country.' The resolution was unanimously adopted.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act to improve the navigation of Flint river in Madison county, was read the third time and passed.- Ordered, that the titled to the bill be as aforesaid, and that it be reported to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

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

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have adopted the following resolution, in which they ask your concurrence: 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 sit for the state capitol, and of electing a President and twelve Directors of the Bank of the State of Alabama.

Ordered, that the Senate concur in the above resolution, and that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. Bagby, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred a resolution instructing them to do so, reported a bill to be entitled an act to repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act to amend the charter of the Bank of the State of Alabama; which was read, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Bagby, from the same committee, to which was referred the petition of Edwin Lewis, praying the removal of certain records therein named, reported, that the prayer of the petitioner is unreasonable, and ought not to be granted; which was concurred in.

Mr. Bagby, from the same committee, to which was referred a bill to be entitled an act to alter the times of holding the courts in the fifth judicial circuit, and for other purposes, reported the same without amendment. Ordered, that the bill be engrossed for a 3d reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Bagby, from the same committee, to which was referred the memorial of sundry merchants and retailers of foreign and domestic goods, praying a change or reduction of the taxes now imposed on merchandize, reported, that the committee are of opinion that it would be inexpedient at this time to make the change in our system of taxation prayed for by the memorialists, and that they entertain no doubt as to the power of the General Assembly to impose the tax complained of.- They therefore 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.

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have passed bills which originated in the Senate, entitled an act to authorize Abraham Smith and his associates to erect a mill on Coosa river; an act authorizing the transfer of certain lands therein mentioned; an act supplementary to the several acts heretofore passed, granting to Abraham Stout and his associates the privileges of opening a turnpike road, commencing at or near John Gandy's in Morgan county, to intersect the old Huntsville road, at or near Elyton in Jefferson county; resolutions instructing our Sena-


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tors and requesting our Representatives in Congress to use their endeavors to procure on equal extension of the national judiciary system to the western and south-western states of the Union; an act to authorize the intendant and town council of the town of Montgomery to hold their meetings in the court house of Montgomery county; an act to establish the permanent seat of justice in Walker county; and, an act to incorporate the marine railway and insurance company. They have passed bills which originated in their House entitled an act concerning military courts martial; an act to legitimize Thomas Maxwell, jr; an act to authorize the administrator and administratrix of George Hardwick to sell a certificate for one quarter section of land; an act to prohibit the importation of slaves into this state for sale or hire; an act to authorize Martha Brandon, administratrix of Josiah K. Brandon, deceased, to sell and convey certain town lots in Tuscaloosa; an act to establish certain election precincts therein named; an act supplementary to the several acts now in force, first passed 31st Dec. 1822, and the second 24th Dec. 1824; memorial to the Congress of the United States asking permission for the trustees of the university of Alabama to select other lands in lieu of those herein described; an act to authorize Joseph Burleson and his associates to turnpike a road therein specified; an act to provide for the support of paupers; and, an act concerning the 16th sections therein mentioned; in all of which they desire your concurrence. They concur in the amendments made by your honorable body to the bill entitled an act amendatory of the laws now in force on the subject of bail in civil cases.

A bill to be entitled an act concerning the 16th sections therein mentioned, was read the first and second time, and ordered to lie on the table. A bill to be entitled an act to provide for the support of paupers, was read the first time, and ordered to lie on the table till the first day of June next.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize Joseph Burleson and his associates to turnpike a road therein specified; and an act to authorize Martha Brandon, administrtrix of Josiah K. Brandon, deceased, to sell and convey certain town lots in Tuscaloosa, were severally read the first time, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

A memorial to the Congress of the United States asking permission for the trustees of the university of Alabama to select other lands in lieu of those herein described, was read the first, second and third time, and passed. Ordered, that the same be returned to the House of Representatives.

A bill to be entitled an act supplementary to the several acts now in force, first passed 31st Dec. 1822, and the second 24th Dec. 1824, was read, and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, the bill was read the second and third time forthwith, and passed. Ordered, that it be returned to the House of Reps.

A bill to be entitled an act to establish certain election precincts therein named, was read the first and second time, amended, and ordered to lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled an act to prohibit the importation of slaves into this state for sale or hire, was read the first time. Mr. Shackleford moved that the bill lie on the table till the first day of June next; which was lost - yeas 4, nays 11.


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The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs, Ashe, Irwin, Shackleford and Sullivan. Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Brown, Casey, Crabb, Gaines, Jackson, Jones, McCamy, Merriwether, Miller, Powell and Skinner.

Ordered, that the bill be read the second time to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the administrator and administratrix of George Hardwick to sell a certificate for one quarter section of land, was read the first time, and ordered to a 2d reading to-morrow.

Mr. Casey introduced a joint resolution authorizing the President of the Board of Trustees of the University to vest certain money in the stock of the State Bank; which was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A message was received from the House of Representatives by Mr. Tunstall, inviting the Senate to assembly in the Representatives Hall for the purpose of selecting, by joint vote of both Houses, a site for the erection of a state capitol, and of electing a President and Directors of the Bank of the State of Alabama for the ensuing year. Whereupon the members of the Senate repaired to the Hall of the House of Representatives, and after having taken their seats, the object of the meeting was announced - when the two Houses proceeded to the selection, by joint vote, of a site for the erection of the state capitol.

Site No. 1- consisting of Lots known in the plan of the town of Tuscaloosa as Nos. 344, 345. 346. 347. 390. 391. 392. and 393. on Washington Street. Site No. 2- consisting of Lots 348. 349. 350. 351. 386. 387. 388 and 389. Site No. 3- known as the market square. Site No. 4- consisting of Lots No. 143. 144 145. and 146 know as Childress' Hill. And Site No. 5. consisting of Lots known in the plan of Lower Tuscaloosa as No. 5. 6 and 7 as nominated by the joint committee in their report of the 3d instant were voted for. For Site No. 1. 3 votes; No. 3 28; No. 4 16; No. 5 23.

Those who voted for No. 1, are, Messrs. Crabb, of the Senate, Lawler and Terry of the House- 3.

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

Those who voted for Site No. 3, are Messrs. President, Gaines, McCamey, Meriwether, Powell, Shackleford, Skinner, of the Senate. Mr. Ambrister, Brown, Bradford, Brasher, Barclay, Davis of Jack. Dupuy, Duke, Edmondson, Ellis, Fluker, Harris, McClung, Moore of Mad. McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Parham, Ross, Williams, 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, Waithall,- 16.

Those who voted for Site No. 5, are Messrs, Abercombie, 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. Weisenger,- 23.

No one Site having received a majority of all the number of voted given, Mr. Speaker declared that no election had been made; and the two Houses proceeded to voted a second time to for a 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, Meriwehter, Powell, Shackleford, Skinner, of the Senate, Mr. Ambrister, Brown, Bradford, Barsher, 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. 5d, are Messrs.Abercrombie, Ash, Irwin, Jones, Miller, Sullivan, of the Senate, Mr. Benson, Bridges, Braodnax, Crenshaw, Dale, Dennis, Edwards, Johnson, Lewis, Mead, Massey, Neill Pickens, Powell, Rhodes, Smith of H. Smith of M. Weissenger.- 24.

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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, Merriwether, Powell, Shackleford, Skinner of the Senate, Mr. Acklen, Ambrister, Brown, Bradford, Brasher, Barclay, Coe, Davis of Jack. Dupuy, Duke, Edmondson, Ellis, 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 Lau. Smith of Mad. Sims, Terry, Weissenger, 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 vote 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, 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. 148, 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 17; Adams 1; Fontaine 16, Owen, 15.

Those who voted for Mr. Saltonstall are Messrs. President, Abercombie, 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, Weissenger, 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 against 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 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, 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, Meriwether, Skinner and Sullivan of the Se-


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nate, Mr. Ambrister, Benson, Bradford, Brasher, Coopwood, Davis of Frank. Davis of Jack. Ellis, McVay of Laud, McVay of Law, massey, Williams, Wallhall-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, Weisenger, 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 person 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, Harries, 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 - 13.

Those who voted for Mr Owen are Messrs. Merriwether, Skinner, Sullivan, of the Senate; Mr. Ambrister, Benson, Bradford, Basher, 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, Terry, Weissinger, Whitfield- 17.

No one yet having received a majority of the votes given, Mr. Speaker declared 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. Tindel, 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, Broadnaz, Brasher, Crenshaw, Coe, Fluker, Johnson, Jones, Lawler, Lewis, Pickens, Rhodes, Raney, Terry, Weissenger, 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 being 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, Meriwether, 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 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.


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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, Edmondsonm, Fluker, Johnson, Jones, Lawler, Lewis, Pickens, Powell, Rhodes, Raney, Terry, Weissenger, 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.

Those who voted for Mr. Saltonstall are, messrs. President, Abercrombie, Brown, Casey, Jackson, Jones, Shackleford, of the sen., Mr. Speaker, Brown, Craig, Dale, Dupuy, Edwards, Exum, Greening, Heard, Harris, McClung, Moore of mad. 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, Weissinger, 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 eighth 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, 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, Broadnax, Bell, Bradford, Brasker, 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, Raney, Smith of Med. Terry, Williams, Weissinger, Whitfield- 45.

Benjamin B. Fontaine having received a majority of the whole number of votes given, was by Mr. Speaker declared to be duly elected President of the Bank of the State of Alabama for the ensuing year.


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On motion of Mr. Crabb, the Senate withdrew, returned to their own chamber, and Mr. President resumed the chair.

Mr. Shackleford moved that the Senate adjourn till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock; which was carried - Yeas 8, nays 7.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mr. President, Brown, Casey, Crabb, Gaines, Merriwether, Shackleford and Sullivan. Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Ashe, Jackson, Irwin, Jones, McCamy, Miller and Powell.

The Senate accordingly adj'd till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.