Tuesday, January 2, 1827.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Casey, from the select committee to whom it had been referred, reported the bill entitled an act to amend an act to establish the Bank of the State of Alabama, as inexpedient, and that it ought not to pass. On motion of Mr. Jackson, the bill and report were laid on the table.

Mr. Bagby introduced a bill entitled an authorizing the administrator of Samuel Greenlee to transfer the certificates for the lands


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hereinafter mentioned; which received a first, and was ordered to a second reading on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Miller, Resolved, that the bank committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of appointing some suitable person, in the town of Huntsville, as the agent of said Bank, to receive the discounts, curtailments and dividends, which accrue in Madison county, with leave to report by bill or otherwise. And on motion of Mr. McCamy, said resolution was amended by adding Jackson county.

A message was received from the Governor, consisting of "an act authorizing titles to the 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 this state;" together with his reasons for not according his official signature to the same. Mr. Jackson moved to refer the act and Governor's communication to the judiciary committee, which the Senate refused. And on motion of Mr. Bagby, they were referred to a select committee, to consist of messrs. Bagby, Jackson, and Powell.

Mr. Powell, from the select committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled, an act providing for the erection of a state capitol which was signed by Mr. President.

Mr. Sullivan presented the petition of sundry citizens of Bibb county, and also the petition of sundry citizens in Hill's settlement, Tuscaloosa county, setting forth that Bibb county does not possess a constitutional size, and praying that it may be increased by the addition of the north east corner (or Hill's settlement) of Tuscaloosa county; which were referred to the committee on county boundaries.

On motion of Mr. Sullivan, the gentleman from Tuscaloosa was added to the committee on county boundaries; and on motion of Mr. Abercrombie, the gentleman from Bibb and Perry was added to the same committee.

The following message was received by Mr. Vandyke, from the House of Representatives. Mr. President - The House of Representatives have read a third time and passed, a joint resolution, which originated with your hon. body, explanatory of the 3d section of an act entitled an act to fix the salary of the president of the Bank of the State of Alabama, and for other purposes.

A bill entitled an act to repeal in part an act passed at St. Stephens, 10th of February, 1818, incorporating the St. Stephens steam boat company; resolutions in relation to a system for the disposal of the public lands; and to the unsettled land claims in this state; resolutions in relation to the compensation of quarter master general; and a bill entitled an act authorizing the citizens of Sommerville to elect a constable, were severally read a third time and passed.- Ordered, that they be reported to the House of Representatives.

The bill entitled an act to establish a road from Elyton to Montevallo, received a third reading, was amended on motion of Mr. Shackleford, with a proviso, at the end of the 5th section, that "no toll shall be exacted from any person in Shelby county through whose land the said road may pass, whilst travelling towards Montevallo and


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returning home," and was passed. Ordered, that it be reported to the House of Representatives.

The bill entitled an act supplementary to the several acts heretofore passed granting to Abram 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, Jefferson county, received a third reading, and was laid on the table.

Bills entitled an act to divorce Coleman Allen from his wife Rebecca Allen; an act to divorce Mary Ducksworth from her husband George Ducksworth; an act to make compensation to the commissioners to close the unsettled accounts between this state and Mississippi; an act to extend the civil and criminal jurisdiction of this state over so much of the Creek nation as was ceded under the treaty of the Indian springs of 1825, within the chartered limits of the state of Alabama; and, an act for the relief of Theophilus L. Toulmin, tax collector of Mobile county for the year 1822, were severally read a second time, and ordered to a third reading on to-morrow.

The bill entitled an act to incorporate the Alabama and Tennessee canal company, received a second reading, and was laid on the table.

The resolution is relation to the militia law of this state; and the bill entitled 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, were severally read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

The bill entitled an act to authorize Ebenezer Byram to sell a certain tract of land on the terms and conditions therein mentioned, was this day passed.

The yeas and nays being requested, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mr. President, Messrs. Abercrombie, Ashe, Bagby, Crabb, Gaines, Irwin, McCamy, Miller, Shackleford, and Skinner- 11.

Those who voted in the negative, are, Messrs. Brown, Casey, Clay, Jackson, Jones, Merriwether, Powell, Sullivan and Vanhoose- 9.

Mr. Powell introduced a joint resolutions selecting a sit for a state capitol, which received a first reading; and the rule requiring bills, &c to be read on three several days being suspended, it was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Bagby, the bill entitled an act to provide for purchasing two six pounders for the use of the state, was taken from the table and passed.

The following message was received by James I. Thornton, Esq. secretary of state:

Mr. President: - The Governor did on the 30th ultimo approve and sign, an act to amend the laws now in force for the punishment of malicious mischief.

And then the Senate adj'd until to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.