The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Casey offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of passing a law prohibiting, under adequate penalties, the drawing off the water from mill dams from the first of June to the first of October; which was adopted.
A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. McClellan:Mr. President: The House of Representatives have have adopted the following resolution: Resolved, that the Senate be informed that this House has elected Messrs. Moore of Mad. Weissenger and Greening a committee to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to examine the situation of the State Bank, according to an act of the last session of the General Assembly. They concur in the resolution of your honorable body, proposing to go into the election of a Secretary of State, and have amended the same by inserting the words "Comptroller and Treasurer;" in which amendment they desire your concurrence.
Ordered, That the Senate concur in the amendment made by the House of Representatives to their resolution relating to the election of a Secretary of State, by adding the words "Comptroller and Treasurer." Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.
Mr. Sullivan presented the report of the Comptroller of Public Accounts, shewing the financial operations of the state for the year ending the 26th inst. Ordered, that the report lie on the table, and that two hundred copies thereof be printed for the use of the Senate.
A bill to be entitled an act to emancipate certain slaves therein named; and an act to change the mode of paying jurors in the counties of Conecuh and Butler, were severally read the second time, and ordered to lie on the table.
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Trustees of Greenville Academy, in Butler county; and an act to incorporate the town of Decatur, in Morgan county, were severally read the second time, and ordered to a third reading to-morrow.
Mr. Casey presented the memorial of the purchasers of lots in the town of Cahawba; which was referred to a special committee: Whereupon Messrs. Casey, Barton and Miller were appointed the committee.
Mr. Barton introduced a bill to be entitled an act to provide for an extra term of the Circuit Court in Mobile and Baldwin counties; which was read - And the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, by the requisite majority, the bill was read the second time. The rule being further dispensed with, and the bill being considered as engrossed, was read the third time, and passed.
Ordered, That the title of the bill be as aforesaid; and that it be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.
Mr. Barton offered the following resolutions:
Resolved, That the committee on the State Bank be instructed to inquire - 1st. As to the expediency of establishing a Branch of the said
Bank at the present session of the General Assembly- 2d. At what point it would be most for the interest of the institution to locate such Branch- 3d. What alterations, if any, are necessary to be made in the charter of the said Bank, to assure the safety of the public funds composing its capital; and the profitable employment of the same- with leave to report by bill or otherwise; which were adopted.
And then the Senate adjourned till 3 o'clock this evening.
Mr. Jackson introduced a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the executor of Alexander Jackson, deceased, to emancipate a certain slave therein named; which was read, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.
Mr. Miller offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the judiciary committee be requested to inquire into the expediency of passing a law authorizing the Governor to procure some suitable person to revise the administration laws, and report the same with such amendments as he may think necessary, to the next General Assembly - with leave to report by bill or otherwise; which was adopted.
The following communication was received from the Governor by James I. Thornton, Esq. Secretary of State:
The Honorable the President and members of the Senate:
Gentlemen- I have the honor to lay before you Resolutions of the State of Louisiana, approving a Resolution of the State of Georgia, respecting the importation of ingress of people of colour into any of the States contrary to their laws; and disapproving the resolution of the state of Ohio, proposing a plan for the gradual emancipation of slaves; Resolutions of the state of Vermont, disapproving of the said resolution of the state of Georgia, and signifying the disposition of that state to accord in any consistent plan for the abolition of slavery; Resolutions of the states of Indiana and Maine, disapproving of the resolution of the state of Tennessee in relation to the election of President and Vice President; and the Report and Resolution of the state of Mississippi on the Resolutions of the States of Delaware, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and NewJersey, in relation to the emancipation of slaves.
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 a special committee: whereupon Messrs. Bagby, Barton and Jackson were appointed the committee.
Mr. Gaines offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the military committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of distributing the public arms among the different volunteer corps in this state; which was adopted.
A message was received from the House of Representatives by Mr. Tunstall their clerk, inviting the Senate to assemble in the Representative Hall, for the purpose of electing a Secretary of State, Comptroller and Treasurer - Whereupon the members of the Senate proceeded to the Representative Hall, and after having taken the seats assigned them, Mr. President declared the object of the meeting, when the two houses proceeded to the election of a Secretary of State: James I. Thornton along being in nomination. For Mr. Thornton 77 votes.
Those who voted for Mr. Thornton are
|Brown||(Rep's.)||Davis of Fr.||Jones||Powell Ross|
|Casey||Mr. Speaker||Davis of Ja.||Lawler||Rhodes|
|Clay||Acklen Dale||Dennis||Lewis||Smith of La.|
|Crabb||Benson||Dupuy||McClung||Smith of Hen|
|Jackson||Bailey||Duke||Moore of Mad.||Terry|
|Irwin||Brown||Edmonson||Moore of Jac.||Williams|
|Jones||Broadnax||Ellis||McVay of Lau.||Weissenger|
|McCamy||Bell||Edwards||McVay, of Law.||Walthall|
James I. Thornton having received all the votes present, was declared by Mr. Speaker to be duly elected Secretary of State of the state of Alabama.
The two houses then proceeded to elect a Comptroller of Public Accounts: Samuel Pickens along being in nomination - For Mr. Pickens 77 votes. Those who voted for Mr. Pickens are, the same as those who voted in the election for Secretary of State.
Samuel Pickens having received all the votes present, was declared by Mr. Speaker to be duly elected Comptroller of Public Accounts.
The two houses then proceeded to elect a State Treasurer: John C. Perry alone being in nomination. For Mr. Perry 77 votes.
Those who voted for Mr. Perry are, the same as those who voted in the election for Secretary of State.
John C. Perry having received all the votes present, was declared by Mr. Speaker to be duly elected State Treasurer.
The election being completed, the Senate withdrew, retired to their own chamber, and Mr. President resumed the chair.
On motion of Mr. Bagby, ordered, that Mr. Gaines be added to the committee on the judiciary.
And then the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.