Saturday 13th January, 1827.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Jackson, from the select committee to which was referred the joint resolutions for ascertaining the sense of the good people of this state in relation to the permanent seat of their government, asked to be discharged from the further consideration thereof; which was agreed to. Ordered, that the resolutions lie on the table.

Mr. Brown, from the committee on accounts and claims, to which was referred the bill entitled an act making appropriations for certain claims against the state, reported the same with sundry amendments; which were concurred in. Mr. Skinner offered an amendment to the bill providing for the payment to Wm. Murrah, jailor of Franklin county, for the sustenance of state prisoners the sum of seventy-two dollars and twenty two cents; which was rejected. The bill was then read the third time as amended, and passed. Ordered, that the bill and amendments be reported to the House of Representatives.

A bill to be entitled an act to secure additional lots for the erection of the state capitol, and make compensation for the site thereof, was read the second time, amended on Mr. Jackson's motion: and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, the bill was read the third time as amended, and passed. Ordered, that it be reported to the House of Reps.

Mr. Sullivan, from the joint committee, appointed to wait on the Governor and inform him that the two Houses of the General Assembly will be ready to adjourn sine die this day if he has no further communications to make, reported that the committee have performed the duty assigned them and received for answer from his excellency, that he has no further communications to make.

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

Mr. President - The House of Representatives have passed a bill which originated in the Senate entitled an act to improve the navigation of Flint river in Madison county, and have amended the same in the manner herewith shewn: in which they desire your concurrence. They concur in the report made to the Senate, by its select committee to which was referred the plan of the sate capitol, and concur in the plan of said capitol as reported by said committee. They have passed a bill which originated in the House entitled an act to compel plaintiffs to give security for costs in certain cases: in which they desire your concurrence.

Mr. Jackson moved that the Senate disagree to the amendment made by the House of Representatives to the bill entitled an act to improve the navigation of Flint river in Madison county, by striking out the words "at all time: and inserting the words "during the ordinary stage of water," where the bill reads thus, "and in case such improvement shall be deemed completed, so as to admit the easy ascent and descent at all times of boats of ten tons burthen, then the company shall receive toll & c.;" which was carried - Yeas 7, Nays 6.

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

Mr. President, Brown, Gaines, Jackson, Jones, McCamy, and Shackleford.


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Those who voted in the negative are Mr. Ashe, Crabb, Merriwether, Miller, Skinner, and Sullivan.

Ordered, that the Senate concur in the remainder of the amendments made by the House of Representatives to said bill. Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

The plan of the state capitol as adopted by both Houses in as follows.

(OMITTED)

And then the Senate adjourned till 10 o'clock to day.

10 o'clock a. m. The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Joint resolution approving the amendments proposed by the state of Tennessee to the constitution of the United States was read the third time and rejected - Yeas 5, Nays 7.

The yeas and nays being desired- those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. Ashe, Jones, Shackleford, Skinner and Sullivan. Those who voted in the negative are Mr. President, Bagby, Brown, Gaines, Jackson, Merriwether, and Powell.

A message by Mr. Tunstall from the House of Representatives. Mr. President- The House of Representatives have passed a bill which originated in their House entitled an act to exempt the directors of the bank of the state of Alabama from certain public duties: in which they desire your concurrence. The bill was read the first time in the Senate, and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was read the second and third time forthwith, and passed. Ordered, that it be returned to the House of Reperesentatives.

A message from the Governor by Mr. Thornton, Mr. President- The Governor did on the 12th inst. approve and sign the following bills; an act relative to certain offices in Fayette county; an act for the relief of John McGrew; an act for the relief of James W. Armstrong; an act to authorize the Mobile school commissioners to raise a sum of money by lottery; an act to repeal in part an act passed at St. Stephens Feb. 10th 1818, incorporating the St. Stephens steam boat company; an act making it the duty of the comptroller of public accounts to lay before both houses of the General Assembly annually, in the first week of its session a fair expense of the disbursements made from the contingent fund; resolution authorizing the Governor to offer the university lands in Shelby and Bibb counties for sale on the 3d Monday in Feb. next; and report & resolutions in relation to the system for the disposal of the public lands and to the unsettled land claims in this state. All of which originated in the Senate.

A bill to be entitled an act to compel plaintiffs to give security for costs in certain cases, was read the first time, and the rule being dispensed with, the bill was read the second and third time, and passed.

Ordered, that the bill entitled an act for the relief of William B. Allen, lie on the table.

Mr. Powell, from the joint committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled - an act to establish a road from Elyton to Montevallo; Resolutions, instructing our senators and representatives in Congress, on the subject of authorizing a sale of the sections No. 16, reserved for the use of schools in this state; an act to emancipate certain salves therein named. Resolutions relative to the militia laws of this state: Resolution authorizing the money on the University now in the treasury, to be vested in state stock, and for other purposes: an act to incorporate the muscle canal company; an act more effectually to protect sheriffs, coroners and constables in the discharge of their duties; Resolutions 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; an act to authorize the administrator and administratrix of George Hardwick, dec'd to sell a certificate for one quarter section of land; and an act the better to relieve insolvent debtors,


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and to secure the rights of creditors - and of which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

Mr. Jackson, from the select committee, to which laws referee the report and resolutions in relation to the unsettled accounts between the states of Alabama and Mississippi, reported as a substitute for the report and resolutions, a bill to be entitled, an act authorizing the governor to liquidate and settle the accounts between this state and Mississippi: which was read the first, second, and third time, and passed. Ordered, That the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Tunstall: Mr. President- The house of representatives disagree to the amendments made by the senate to the bill entitled - an act making appropriations for certain claims against the state, by striking out the 6th, 7th, 16th and 17th sections of the bill, and by striking out the allowance to G. C. King. They concur in the remainder of the amendments made by the senate to said bill. They recede from their amendment to the bill entitled, an act to improve the navigation of Flint river, in Madison county. They concur in the amendments made by the senate to the bill entitled, an act to secure additional lots for the erection of the state capitol, and provide compensation for the site thereof. They have read a third time and passed a joint resolution to provide for the safe keeping of the furniture belonging to the state in the state house. Ordered, That the senate adhere to their amendments to the bill entitled, an act making appropriations for certain claims against the state. Ordered, That the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

Joint resolution to provide for the safe keeping of the furniture belonging to the state in the state house, was read the first and second time, and amended, and read the third time and passed. Ordered, That the secretary inform the house of representatives thereof.

A message from the governor by Mr. Thornton: Mr. President- The Governor did on this day, approve and sign- an act to authorize Abraham Smith and his associates to erect a mill on Coosa river: 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 incorporate the Mobile marine rail-way and insurance company: an act supplementary to the several acts heretofore passed, granting to Abraham Stout and his associates, the privilege 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: an act authorizing the administrator of Samuel Greenlee to transfer the certificates to the lands hereinafter mentioned - and, Resolutions instructing our Senators, and requesting our Representatives in Congress, to use their endeavors to procure an equal extension of the national judiciary system to the western and south-western states of the union - all of which originated in the Senate.

A message from the house of Representatives by Mr. Tunstall: Mr. President-The House recede from their disagreement to the amendment made by the Senate, to the bill entitled, an act making appropriations for certain claims against the state. They concur in the amendment made by the senate to the report of the select committee, and resolutions in relation to the unsettled accounts between the states of Alabama and Mississippi. They also concur in the amendments made by the senate to the joint resolution to provide for the safe keeping of the furniture belonging to the state in the state house.

Mr. Powell from the committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled, an act for the relief of Daniel Coleman; an act to authorize Martha Brandon, adm'x of Josiah K. Brandon, deceased, to sell and convey certain town lots in Tuscaloosa; 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; an act to prohibit the importation of slaves into this state for sale or hire; an act concerning the 16th section herein mentioned: an act to raise a revenue for the support of government until otherwise altered by law; resolution for the preservation of the public arms in this state; an act to authorize the school


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commissioners of the 17th township of range 13 to lease the 16th section in said township; memorial to the congress of the United States on the subject of a donation to the trustees of La Fayette academy in the village of La Grange; an act to establish certain election precincts therein named; an act to amend an act concerning the town of Tuscumbia; an act authorizing the Governor to liquidate and settle the accounts between this state and the state of Mississippi; an act to exempt the directors of the State Bank from certain public duties; an act to compel plaintiffs to give security for costs in certain cases; an act to improve the navigation of Flint river in Madison county; and an act to secure additional lots for the erection of the state capitol, and provide compensation for the site thereof; all of which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

Mr. Powell, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled- joint resolution providing for the sale keeping of the furniture belonging to the state in the state house; and an act making appropriations for certain claims against the state; both of which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

A message from the Governor by Mr. Thornton. Mr. President- The Governor did on this day approve and sigh, an act to incorporate the muscle shoals canal company; an act to emancipate certain slaves therein named; an act to establish a road from Elyton to Montevallo; resolution authorizing the money of the university now in the treasury to be vested in the state stock and for other purposes; resolutions relative to the militia laws of this state; resolutions instructing our senators and representatives in congress on the subject of authorizing a sale of the sections numbered sixteen, reserved for the use of schools in this state; resolutions 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; and an act to improve the navigation of Flint river in Madison county; all of which originated in the Senate.

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

Mr. President - The House of Representatives have adopted the following resolution:--Resolved, that the Senate be informed that the House of Representatives have finished the business before the, and are now ready to adjourn SINE DIE.

Mr. Jackson having been called to the chair - Mr. Shackleford offered the following resolution: Resolved unanimously by the Senate, That they feel deeply impressed with the prompt, decisive and able manner in which the President has discharged the arduous duties of the chair during the present session; and that he is entitled to their thanks for his dignified and impartial deportment whilst presiding over their deliberations; which was unanimously adopted.

The President having resumed the chair, addressed the Senate as follows:

Gentlemen of the Senate - The period having very nearly arrived which is to terminate the labor of the present session of the General Assembly, I beg leave to tender to you my most sincere acknowledgments for the very flattering approbation of my conduct as the presiding office of this House expressed in the language of the resolution before me. That the duties of the session have been arduous, interesting and highly important, none who have witnessed them can deny. That in the discharge of the various and multiplied duties of the chair, I may have committed errors, none is more free to admit than the individual who now addressed you. But you do me but justice when you say that I have been impartial. In a body in which great latitude of debate is indulged; where questions involving conflicting local interest and feeling were agitated; it was but natural that occasional warmth and temporary excitement should have been felt. But I take great pleasure in testifying that these feelings passed away with the moment that produced the, and were succeeded by that spirit of harmony which I trust will long characterize this body. From the extreme mutability of all the affairs of this life, we may never met again. In retiring to the bosom of your families, I beg leave to assure you that you carry with you individually my sincere wishes for the continued enjoyment of every earthly blessing. And when your public labors are passing in review before the people, may you receive the cheering plandit of 'well done! good and faithful servants.'

On motion of Mr. Jones - Resolved, That a message be sent to the House of Representatives, informing them that the Senate having completed the business before them, are ready to adjourn SINE DIE.

On motion of Mr. Crabb - the President adjourned the Senate without day.

NICHOLAS DAVIS,

President of the Senate.

ATTEST.

F. S. LYON, Secretary of the Senate.