Thursday, November 30th, 1826.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the executor of Alexander Jackson, deceased, to emancipate a certain slave therein named, was read the second time, and ordered to lie on the table.

A bill 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 the third time and passed. Ordered, that the same be returned to the House of Representatives.

Mr. McCamy introduced a bill to be entitled an act to amend the laws now in force for the punishment of malicious mischief; which was read, and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. McClellan: Mr. President, The House of Representatives have read three times, and passed, bills which originated in their House, entitled an act for the relief of Zephaniah Hicks; and an act to declare certain parts of the


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Choctawhatchee and Pea rivers public highways. In which they desire your concurrence.

The two last mentioned bills were severally read the first time, and ordered to a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Casey called up the bill to be entitled an act to change the mode of paying jurors in the counties of Conecuh and Butler; and moved to amend the same by inserting "Dallas county;" which was carried.- Ordered, That the bill be referred to the committee on the judiciary, to consider and report thereon.

Ordered, that Mr. Casey be added to the committee on the judiciary,

Ordered, that Mr. Miller be added to the standing committee on the State Bank.

Mr. Powell introduced a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the erection of the State Capital; which was read. Ordered, that the bill be made the order of the day for to-morrow.

Mr. Casey offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the committee on the State Bank be directed to inquire into the expediency of causing the President and Directors of the chartered Banks in this state to report to the Legislature during the first week of each and every session, the amount of capital stock, notes in circulation, money on deposit, debts due the bank, cash on hand, and property owned by the bank; which was adopted.

Mr. Abercrombie offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a select committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of preventing the Creek Indians from hunting on lands within the settled limits of the state of Alabama, and to report by bill or otherwise; which was adopted. Messrs. Abercrombie, Irwin and Ashe were appointed the committee.

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