The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Casey presented the Report of the President and Directors of the Bank of the State of Alabama; which was read, and is as follows:
To the General Assembly of the State of Alabama:
The President and Directors of the Bank of the State of Alabama, in obedience to the 12th section of an Act entitled, "An act to establish the Bank of the State of Alabama." beg leave respectfully to report, that they have of
|Capital Stock,||$336,773 60 1-2||Debts due the Bank,||$558,931 56 1-2|
|Notes in circulation||251,802||Cash on hand,||126,559 52|
|Money on Deposit||84,644 07 3-4||Property belonging to the bank,||4,672 65|
Although we have had difficulties to contend with, arising out of the depreciated currency of a neighboring state, and the use that, as is believed, has been made of the Deposites from the Land Offices in this State, yet we feel well assured, that upon examination and consideration, the affairs of this Bank, so far fully, the reasonable expectations of its friends and patrons.
ANDREW PICKENS, Presd't &c.
Bank of the State of Alabama, 24th November, 1826.
Ordered, That one hundred copies of the report be printed for the use of the Senate, and that it be referred to the committee on the State Bank.
Mr. Ashe presented the accounts of the jailor of St. Clair county against the sate; which were referred to the committee on accounts and claims.
A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Tunstall: Mr. President: The House of Representatives have adopted the following resolution, in which they desire your concurrence: Resolved, that a committee be appointed on the part of this House, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to inquire into the condition of the public arms belonging to the state, and report the same to this House. They have appointed on their part Messrs. Smith of Land. Davis of Fr. and Broaduax. They have also adopted the following resolution, in which they ask your concurrence: Resolved, that with the consent of the Senate, the two Houses will go into the election of a State Printer to-morrow at 3 o'clock P.M. and that the east end of the Hall be set apart for their reception.
On motion, ordered, that the Senate disagree to the resolution from the House of Representatives proposing the appointment of a special committee to examine into the condition of the public arms.
Mr. Casey moved to amend the resolution from the House of Representatives, relating to the election of a state printer, by striking out the words "to-morrow at 3 o'clock," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "to-day at 3 o'clock; " which was carried.
Mr. Casey moved further to amend the resolution by adding thereto the words " and also a solicitor for the first judicial circuit," so as to elect the solicitor at the same time: which was carried.
The resolution as amended was then agreed to. Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.
A bill to be entitled an act to change the time of holding the county courts in the county of Jefferson, was read the second time, amended on Mr. Miller's motion, and referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Clay, Miller and Jackson.
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize Willy Harris to emancipate certain slaves therein named, was read the second time, and ordered to lie on the table.
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 legal suffrage of the electors of said counties, was read the second time, and referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Abercrombie, Miller and Jones.
Mr. Casey offered the following resolution: Resolved, that with the concurrence of the House of Representatives, the Senate will assembly in the Representative Hall, at 3 o'clock on Monday next, to elect a Senator to the Congress of the United States, a Secretary of State, Comptroller, and Treasurer, a Commissioner for classing the university lands in the second judicial circuit, and Judges of the county courts; which was adopted. Ordered, that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.
On motion of Mr. Jackson, ordered, that Mr. Barton be added to the committee on State Bank.
Ordered, that Mr. Clay be added to the special committee appointed on so much of the Governor's message as relates to the system for the disposal of the public lands.
A message for the House of Representatives by Mr. McClellan: Mr. President- The House of Representatives concur in the amendment made by you honorable body to the resolution relating to the election of a public printer, by striking out the words "to-morrow,"and inserting "to-day," and by providing for the election of a Solicitor of the first judicial circuit.
Mr. Powell offered the following resolution: Resolved by the Senate, that with the concurrence of the House of Representatives, it shall be the duty of the military standing committee of both Houses to examine the state armory, and report the number and situation of the arms therein; which was adopted. Ordered, that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.
And then the Senate adjourned till half past two o'clock this evening.
A message from his Excellency the Governor by James I. Thornton. Esq. Secretary of State, containing the two following communications:
The Honorable the President and members of the Senate:
Gentlemen- I have now the honor to transmit to both Houses of the General Assembly a copy of the Digest of the militia and patrol laws, accompanied by the report of the Digester. It is hoped that the natrual and luci arrangement of the several parts will place in a clear view the merits and defects of the present system. I have also the honor to inform you that Dr. Billingslea has resigned his office as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama.
I have the honor to be, most respectfully, your ob't serv't,
The Hon. the President and members of the Senate:
Gentlemen- In the list of executive appointments of Judges of the County Courts during the recess of the General Assembly, the appointment of William Ragsdale, vice D. F. Roysden resigned, was by mistake omitted.
On motion, the former of these communications was referred to the military committee, and the latter ordered to be laid on the table.
A message was received by Mr. Tunstall their clerk from the House of Representatives, as follows: Mr. President, the House of Representatives concur in the resolution of your honorable body to go into the election of a Senator to the Congress of the United States, a Secretary of State, Comptroller and Treasurer, and a Commissioner for classing the university lands in the second judicial circuit, and Judges of the county courts, and have amended the same by striking out the words "on Monday next," and also the words "Comptroller and Treasurer;"in which they ask your concurrence.
They also have adopted the following resolution, in which they ask your concurrence: Resolved, that this House will proceed, on Monday next. at twelve o'clock, to appoint a committee to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to examine into the situation and condition of the Bank of the State of Alabama.
Both of which resolutions, on separate motions, were ordered to lie on the table. It was then moved and carried that the Senate adjourn till Monday morning 10 o'clock- and the yeas and nays being called for, stood thus:
Yeas- Messrs. President, Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Brown, Clay, Crabb, Jackson, Irwin, Jones, and McCamy- 11
Nays- Messrs. Ashe, Casey, Merriwether, Miller, Powell, Skinner, Sullivan and Vanhoose - 8.
So the Senate adjourned till Monday morning 10 o'clock.