Tuesday, January 9, 1827.

The Senate met. A message by Mr. Tunstall.

Mr. President- The H. of Rep. have adopted the following resolution: Resolved, with the consent of the Senate, that this House will proceed this day, at 3 o'clock, to the election of a President and Directors of the Bank of the State of Alabama, and also the site for the state capitol: in which they desire your concurrence.

Ordered, that the resolution lie on the table.

The following message was also received by Mr. Tunstall.

Mr. President - The House of Representatives have passed bills which originated in the Senate, entitled 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 full expose of the disbursements made from the contingent fund; 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 relative to certain officers in Fayette county; an act for the relief of John McGrew; an act to repeal in part an act passed at St. Stephens, 10th Feb. 1818, incorporating the St. Stephens steam boat company; also, a report and resolutions in relation to the system for the disposing of the public lands, and to the unsettle land claims in this state; also, a resolution authorizing the Governor to offer the university lands in Shelby and Bibb counties for sale on the third Monday in February next. They concur in the several amendments made by your honorable body to bills of the following titles, to wit: an act appointing a mode in which the site for the state capitol shall be selected; an act amendatory of an act, passed on the 14th of January, 1826, entitled an act to authorize William H. Ragsdale and his associates to turnpike a road therein specified; an act making appropriations for the year 1827; an act to amend an act, to establish the Bank of the State of Alabama, approved Dec. 30, 1823; an act to reduce into one the several acts concerning roads, bridges, ferries and highways; and, an act to incorporate the Alabama and Tennessee canal company. They have passed bills which originated in their House, entitled an act to amend an act concerning the town of Tuscumbia; an act originating the 12th regiment of militia in St. Clair county; an act to revive a certain act therein named; an act to authorize a levy of a county tax for the county of Covington; an act to au-


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thorize Edward Calvert to sell and convey a certain land certificate; an act to raise a revenue for the support of government until otherwise altered by law; an act for regulating the inspection of tobacco; an act amendatory to an act, entitled an act to class and fix the price of the university lands, passed Jan. 13, 1826; an act for the relief of Grantland & Robinson; an act to reduce into one of the several acts giving fees to justices of the peace and constables; a report of the select committee and resolutions in relation to the unsettled accounts between the states of Alabama and Mississippi; and, act to pay officers for taking prisoners from one county to another in this state: in all of which they desire your concurrence.

A report and resolutions in relation to the unsettled accounts between the states of Alabama and Mississippi, was read the first time, and rule requiring joint resolutions to be read on three several days being dispensed with, the resolutions were read the second time, and referred to the select committee appointed on so much of the Governor's message as relates to the unsettle accounts between the said states.

Ordered, that Mr. Jackson be added to the committee on the subject embraced in the resolutions.

A bill to be entitled an act for regulating the inspection of tobacco, was ordered to lie on the table till the first day of June next.

The remainder of the bills mentioned in the foregoing message, and which originated in the House of Representatives, were severally read the first time in the Senate, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Powell, from the joint committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled, an act appointing a mode in which the site of the state capitol shall be selected: which was accordingly signed by Mr. President.

Mr. Crabb offered the following resolution: Resolved, by the Senate of the state of Alabama, that they believe Gen. Andrew Jackson to be an 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.

A call of the House being required, the resolution, according to a rule of the Senate, was laid on the table for one hour.

A bill to be entitled an act to repeal in part an act entitled an act to appoint commissioners to lay out two roads leading from the ford on Line creek, the one to Coffeeville, the other to Tuscaloosa, passed Dec. 31st, 1822; an act to authorize the judge of the county court and commissioners of roads and revenue of Shelby county to alter a certain road therein named; and, an act to incorporate the Rocky Mount academy in Autauga county, were severally read the third time and passed.

A bill to be entitled an act amendatory to the laws now in force relative to attachments, was read the third time. Mr. Sullivan offered an amendment to the bill by way of rider. Mr. Powell moved that the bill and amendment lie on the table till the first day of June next; which was carried.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize a more equal division of the 17th and 18th regiments of the militia in Tuscaloosa county, was read the third time, and laid on the table.


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Ordered, that the memorial to the Congress of the United States on the subject of donation to the La Fayette academy in the village of La Grange, lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Daniel Coleman, of Washington, was ordered to lie on the table till to-morrow.

And then the Senate adjourned till 3 o'clock this evening.

3 o'clock P.M. The Senate met.

Mr. Powell, from the joint committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled, an act to amend an act to establish the Bank of the State of Alabama, approved December 20th, 1823; and, an act making appropriations for the year 1827; which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

Mr. Jackson called up the resolution from the House of Representatives, proposing to go into the election of a President and Directors of the Bank, and a site for the state capitol, to-day at 3 o'clock P.M. Mr. Powell moved to amend the resolution by striking out '3 o'clock,' which was carried. Mr. Crabb moved that the Senate adjourn till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock; which was lost- yeas 7, nays 8.

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

Mr. Abercrombie moved that the Senate adjourn till to-morrow at half past nine o'clock, which was carried - yeas 9, nays 4.

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

And then the President adjourned the Senate till to-morrow morning at half past nine o'clock.