Friday, November 24th, 1826.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Bagby, from the special committee to whom was referred the petition of Willy Harris, reported a bill to be entitled an act to authorize Willy Harris to emancipate certain slaves therein named; which was read, and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

Mr. Brown introduced a bill, to be entitled an act to change the time of holding the county courts in the county of Jefferson; which was read, and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

Mr. Barton presented the petition of August Lacoste, praying the passage of a law, authorizing him to emancipate certain slaves therein


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named; which, together with sundry documents relating thereto, was referred to a special committee: Whereupon, Messrs. Barton, McCamy and Bagby were appointed the committee.

Mr. Barton also presented the petition of Margarette Mitchell, and of of sundry persons of the city of Mobile, praying the passage of a law authorizing the emancipation of a slave named Philip; which was read, and referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Barton, McCamy and Bagby.

Mr. Jones introduced a bill, to be entitled an act to secure to the counties of Conecuh and Butler the right of electing assessors and tax collectors by the suffrages of the legal electors of said counties; which was read, and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

Mr. McCamy offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the committee on the State Bank be instructed to inquire into the propriety of establishing an office of discount and deposite of the State Bank at Huntsville, with leave to report by bill or otherwise; which was adopted.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Tunstall. Mr. President, the House of Representatives have read three times and passed a bill which originated in their House, entitled an act to amend "an act to provide for the printing of the laws and journals, and for other purposes," passed 25th Dec. 1822, so far as relates to the manner of electing the state printer, and also to repeal the second section of an act amendatory of the above recited act, approved Dec. 17th, 1823. In which they desire your concurrence.

The bill from the House of Representatives mentioned above, was read, and, on motion, the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days, was dispensed with, and it was read the second time. Mr. Casey moved that the further consideration of the bill be indefinitely postponed; which was carried.

The following communication was received from the Governor, by Mr. Thornton, Secretary of State:

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, NOV. 23d, 1826.

The Hon. the President and members of the Senate:

Gentlemen- I hasten to inform you of the resignation of Bolling Hall, Esquire, one of the Commissioners to class the University land in the second judicial circuit. As some of the commissioners lived at a distance remove from the land, they failed in three several attempts to assembly. This public service is suspended until an appointment can be made by your honorable body, to supply the vacancy.

I have also the honour to inform you of the resignation of David Murphree, Judge of the County Court of Walker county, and of Joab Lawler, Judge of the County Court of Shelby county.

I have the honour to be, most respectfully, Your ob't. serv't.

JOHN MURPHY.

Ordered, that the communication lie on the table.

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