Thursday, 23d November, 1826.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Barton, a Senator from the district composed of the counties of Mobile, Baldwin and Washington, elected to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of the Hon. William Crawford, appeared, produced his credentials, was qualified, and too, his seat.

Mr. Irwin presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Dale county, protesting against being annexed to Henry county, and praying the establishment of Circuit Courts in the said county of Dale; which was read, and referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Irwin, Abercrombie and Jones.

Mr. Bagby presented the petition of Willy Harris, of Marengo county, praying the passage of a law authorizing her to set free, by last will and testament, two slaves; which was read, and referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Bagby, Barton and Abercombie.

Mr. Miller offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so explaining and altering the 20th section of the Revenue law, passed Dec. 17th, 1821, as to compel the assessors; and tax-


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collectors to receive jurors' tickets, and orders made by the county courts, on the County Treasurers, so far as the amount of the county revenue may extend; which was adopted.

Mr. President laid before the Senate a communication from the Secretary of State, made in obedience to a resolution of the Senate of the 22d instant, submitting all the bonds and papers which were deposited in his office, for securing the titles in fee simple to such town lots in Tuscaloosa as have been made a donation to the state.

On motion of Mr. Jones, Ordered, That the communication, together with the accompanying documents, be referred to the judiciary committee, with instructions to have the right to said lots legally conveyed to the state.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Tunstall, their clerk. Mr. President; the House of Representatives have adopted the following resolution, in which they desire your concurrence: Resolved, with the concurrence of the Senate, that the General Assembly, on Saturday next, at 3 o'clock P. M. do proceed to the election of a Secretary of State, Treasurer and Comptroller.

Mr. Jackson moved to amend the resolution by adding thereto the words "And also a State Printer;" which was carried- The resolution as amended was then agreed to. Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. McCamy offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire in to the expediency of amending, and making mor plain, the administration laws of this state, with leave to report by bill or otherwise; which was adopted.

On motion of Mr. McCamy, the Governor's message was taken up. The Senate, on motion, resolved itself into a committee of the whole on said message, Mr. Casey in the chair; and, after some time spent in the consideration thereof, the committee rose- Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Casey reported the following resolutions:

1. Resolved, That so much of the message of the Governor as relates to the judiciary, be referred to the standing committee on that subject.

2. Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the subject of education, and the university, be referred to the committee on schools and colleges, and school and college lands.

3. Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the militia, and the digest of the militia laws, be referred to the military committee.

4. Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the improvement of the navigation of the state, be referred to the committee on inland navigation.

5. Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the agricultural interest of the state, be referred to a special committee.

6. Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the corporation styled the St. Stephens Steam boat Company, exercising banking privileges in the city of Mobile, be referred to the committee on the judiciary.

7. Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the establishment of a Branch of the Bank of the United States in the city of Mobile, together with the accompanying documents relating thereof, be referred to the committee on the judiciary.


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8. Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the boundary line between this state and the state of Georgia, together with the documents relating thereto, be referred to a special committee.

9. Resolved, That so much of the message as relates to the unsettled accounts between this state and Mississippi, be referred to a special committee.

10. Resolved, That so much of the message as relates to the Salt Springs, together with the documents relating to that subject, be referred to a special committee.

11. Resolved, That so much of the message, and accompanying documents, as relates to the subject of the annexation of West Florida to this state, be referred to a select committee.

12. Resolved, That so much of the message as relates to the system for the disposal of the public lands, be referred to a special committee.

13. Resolved, That so much of the message as relates to the late Creek treaty, by which the treaty of the Indian Springs has been superseded, be referred to the committee on the judiciary.

14. Resolved, That so much of the message as relates to the death of the Ex-Presidents of the United States, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, be referred to a special committee. All of which were severally read and adopted.

Agreeably to the fifth resolution, Mr. President appointed a select committee, to consist of Messrs. Powell, Jackson and Gaines.

Agreeably to the eighth resolution, the President appointed a special committee, to consist of Messrs. Barton, Bagby and Abecrombie.

Agreeably to the 9th resolution, the President appointed a special committee, to consist of Messrs. Powell, Casey and Brown.

Agreeably to the 10th resolution, the President appointed a special committee, to consist of Messrs. Jackson, Barton and Merriwether.

Agreeably to the 11th resolution, the President appointed a special committee, to consist of Messrs. Powell, Crabb and Casey.

Agreeably to the 12th resolution, the President appointed a special committee, to consist of Messrs. Barton, Jackson and Miller.

Agreeably to the 14th resolution, the President appointed a special committee, to consist of Messrs. Bagby, Barton and Clay.

Mr. Powell offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the Editors of the different public journals, published in Tuscaloosa, be authorized to come within the bar of the Senate, for the purpose of making extracts for the proceedings of the Senate for publication; which was adopted.

And then the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.