The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Gaines, a Senator from the district composed of the counties of Marengo and Clarke, appeared and took his seat.
A bill to be entitled an act to authorize John Smith of Jefferson county, to emancipate a certain slave therein named, was read the second time, and laid on the table.
A bill to be entitled an act amendatory to an act to establish a certain county therein named, and for other purposes, was read the second time. Ordered, that the bill be referred to the committee on the judiciary to consider and report thereon.
In pursuance of the resolution of yesterday, and of the act entitled "an act to amend the charter of the Bank of the State of Alabama," the Senate proceeded to elect a committee, to act jointly with such committee as may be elected by the House of Representatives to examine into the affairs, and report the situation of the Bank of the State of Alabama - Messrs. Jackson, Casey, Gaines, Barton and Sullivan being in nomition. For Mr. Jackson 19 votes, Mr. Casey 15, Mr. Gaines 11, Mr. Barton 7, Mr. Sullivan 8.
Those who voted for Mr. Jackson are, Mr. President, Abercrombie, Ashe, Bagby, Barton, Brown, Casey, Clay, Crabb, Gaines, Irwin, Jones, McCamy, Merriwether, Miller, Powell, Skinner, Sullivan and Vanhoose- 19.
Those who voted for Mr. Casey are, Messrs. Ashe, Barton, Brown, Crabb, Gaines, Jackson, Irwin, Jones, McCamy, Merriwether, Miller, Powell, Skinner, Sullivan and Vanhoose- 15.
Those who voted for Mr. Gaines, are, Mr. President, Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Brown, Clay, Jackson, McCamy, Merriwether, Powell and Sullivan - 11.
Those who voted for Mr. Barton are, Mr. President, Abercrombie, Bagby, Casey, Clay, Gaines, and Jackson- 7.
Those who voted for Mr. Sullivan are, Messrs Ashe, Casey, Crabb, Irwin, Jones, Miller, Skinner, and Vanhoose- 8.
Messrs. Jackson, Casey and Gaines having received a majority of votes, were declared to be duly elected the committee on the part of the Senate to examine the Bank of the State.
A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. McClellan:
Mr. President - The House of Representatives concur in the resolution of your honorable body, making it the duty of the military standing committee of both Houses to examine the state armory, and report the number and the situation of the arms therein. They have adopted the following resolution, in which they ask your concurrence: Resolved, That this House will on to-morrow, at 10 o'clock, proceed to the election of 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, in pursuance of the charter of said Bank. They have read three times and passed bills which originated in their House entitled an act to incorporate the town of Decatur, in Morgan county; and an act to incorporate the Trustees of Greenville Academy, in Butler county; in which they also desire your concurrence.
Ordered, that the resolution from the House of Representatives relating to the election of a committee to examine into the situation and condition of the Bank, lie on the table.
Bills from the House of Representatives entitled, an act to incorporate the town of Decatur, in Morgan county, and an act to incorporate the Trustees of Greenville Academy in Butler county, were severally read, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.
Mr. Jones introduced a bill to be entitled, an act to change the mode of paying jurors in the counties of Conecuh and Butler; which was read, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.
Mr. Casey offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the House of Representatives be informed that the Senate have elected James Jackson, Thomas Casey and George S. Gaines a committee on their part, to act with such committee as they may elect, to examine the situation of the Bank of the State of Alabama, under the act amending the charter of said Bank; which was adopted.
Mr. Barton from the special committee to whom was referred petitions and documents relating to the emancipation of certain slaves, reported a bill to be entitled an act to emancipate certain slaves therein named; which was read, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.
The following communication was received from the Governor by Mr. Thornton, Secretary of State.
The Hon. the President and members of the Senate:
Gentlemen- I now have the honor to transmit the Report of the Commissioners on the part of this State to run the dividing line between this State and Georgia, together with documents and correspondence relating to that operation.
I have also the honor to transmit a report from Major Charles Lewis, who was instructed to make an examination and survey of that section of the Chatahoochee river between the Flat Shoals and the Great Bend, together with his plat of map of the survey, connected with a general delineation of the dividing line.
I have the honor to be, most respectfully, your ob't serv't
Ordered, That the communication, together with the accompanying documents, be referred to the special committee appointed on so much of the Governor's annual message as relates to the dividing line between this state and Georgia.
Mr. Powell offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the Senate will, with the concurrence of the House, convene in the Representa-
tive Hall, on to-morrow at 3 o'clock P. M. for the purpose of electing a Secretary of State; which was adopted. Ordered, that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.
And then the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.