Saturday, December 1st, 1827.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Moore presented the petition of Phebe Gray a feme covert praying the passage of a law rendering her competent to trade for herself and to hold what property she may acquire, which was read and referred to the committee of propositions and grievances, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Powell presented the account of Hiram P. Cochrane against the State; which was referred to the committee on accounts and claims.

Mr. Barton from the special committee to which was referred the bill entitled, an act to repeal in part and amend the several acts now in force relative to the Port and Harbor of Mobile; reported the same as amended, which was concurred in. Ordered, that the bill be made the order of the day for a third reading on Monday next.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Tunstall.

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have read three several times and passed bills, which originated in their House entitled, an act to alter the boundary line between Shelby and Autauga Counties, an act to emancipate a certain slave therein named, an act to authorize the commissioners of the 16th section of the 1st, Township and 8th Range west of the Meredian of Huntsville situated in the county of Lauderdale to lease said section for ninety nine years renewable forever, an act to incorporate


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the Blakely and Greenville Turnpike Company and an act incorporating the Town of Courtland in the county of Lawrence- In all of which they desire your concurrence. The bills mentioned in the foregoing message were severally read the first time in the Senate and ordered to a second reading on Monday next.

A message was received from the Governor by James I. Thornton Esq. Secretary of State informing the Senate of the resignation of John H. Fitz Esq. Judge of the county court of Washington county; which was ordered to lie on the table.

Engrossed bill entitled, an act providing a more summary mode for the trial of persons charged with assaults and batteries and affrays, was read the third time and passed-

Yeas

11,

Nays

8.

The yeas and nays being desired, on the passage of the bill those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Abercrombie, Ashe, Brown, Hubbard, Irwin, Jones, McCamy, Moore, Powell, Skinner and Sullivan.

Those who voted in the negative, are Mr. President, Barton, Casey, Crabb, Earle, Evans, Jackson, and Merriwether. So the bill was passed.

Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid, and that the bill be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

Engrossed Memorial to the Congress of the United States requesting a postponement of the sales of the Public Lands in the Tuscaloosa, and Cahawba Districts, was read the third time and passed.-

Yeas

15,

Nays

4.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mr. President, Abercrombie, Ashe, Brown, Casey, Crabb, Evans, Hubbard, Irwin, Jones, McCamy, Moore, Powell, Skinner and Sullivan.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Barton, Earle, Jackson and Merriwether. So the memorial was passed. Ordered, that it be reported to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

Bills entitled, An act authorising a Lottery for the benefit of Cyrus Chapter No. 6, of Royal Arch Masons and of Florence Lodge No. 14, of Ancient Free Masons in the Town of Florence; An act to prevent the abatement of suits in certain cases; and an act to extend the corporate limits of Bellefont, were severally read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that they be returned to the House of Representatives.

A bill entitled an act for the relief of Bushrod W. Bell, was read the third time and on the question 'shall the bill pass' it was determined in the affirmative. Yeas 10, nays 8. - The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mr. President, Abercrombie, Ashe, Barton, Brown, Crabb, Earle, Evans, Jackson, and McCamy.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Casey, Hubbard, Irwin, Jones, Merriwether, Moore, Powell and Sullivan. So the bill was passed.

Ordered, that it be returned to the House of Representatives.

Mr. Sullivan moved that the bill for the relief of Bushrod W. Bell be spread upon the Journals of the Senate.

Mr. Jackson moved to amend the motion by adding the words “and also the petition in behalf of Mr. Bell together with the signatures thereto” which was carried.

The question was then put on agreeing to Mr. Sullivans motion as amended and determined in the negative.

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 going into the election of a Judge of the county court of St. Clair county, whereupon the members of the Senate assembled in the Representative chamber and the object of the meeting being announced by Mr. President, the two Houses proceeded to elect

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a Judge of the county court of St. Clair county John H. Garrett, James L. Lewis and Polydore Nailor, being in nomination, for John H. Garrett 41, for James L. Lewis 39, for Polydore Nailor 1.- Those who voted for Mr. Garrett are, Messrs. Abercrombie, Barton, Casey, Crabb, Earle, Evans, Irwin, Jones and Sullivan of the Senate. Mr. Acklen, Anderson, Bell, Brown, Bridges, Bonnell, Colier, Cook, Coopwood, Davis, Dennis, Ellis, Forrest, Harris, Jack, Kelly, Lewis, McVay of Law. McRae of Mon. Moore of Mad. Perkins, Price, Rainey, Rather, Ross, Russell, Sibley, Smith of Clark, Stone, Vining, Ward, Wiggins 41.

Those who voted for Mr. Lewis are, Mr. President, Ashe, Brown, Hubbard, Jackson, McCamy, Merriwether, Moore, Powell, Skinner of the Senate. Mr. Speaker, Bradford, Broadnax, Clark, Colgin, Conner, Craig, Daniel, Durrett, Duke, Edmondson, Greening, Lawler, Mortin, McVay of Laud. Massey, McRae of Frank. Moore of Jack. Richardson, Robertson, Sargent, Sharp, Smith of Mad. Tarver, Terry, Vaughan, Walker, Walthal, Weissinger, 39.

Those who voted for Mr. Nailor are, Mr. Higgins- 1.

John H. Garrett having received a majority of votes Mr. Speaker therefore declared him duly elected Judge of the county court of St. Clair county.

The election being completed the Senate withdrew returned to their own chamber and Mr. President resumed the chair.

A bill from the House of Representatives entitled, An act supplementary to an act entitled, An act to alter and amend the charter of incorporation of the City of Mobile, was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the bill be returned to the House of Representatives.

A bill to be entitled, An act to provide for making deductions from the salaries of Public officers who may fail or neglect to perform the duties of their office, was read the second time, and ordered to lie on the table till Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act to revive and continue in force, an act entitled an act to provide for choosing electors of President and Vice-President of the United States, was read the second time.

Ordered, that it be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading on Monday next.

A bill to be entitled, an act to provide for the arranging, filing and preservation of the papers relating to the unfinished business of each session of the Legislature, and an act to emancipate a certain person therein named, were severally read the second time and ordered to lie on the table.

A bill from the House of Representatives entitled, an act better to secure the benefit of the laws exempting certain property from execution to poor families of this State was read the second time and ordered to a third reading on Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Casey, ordered that, Mr. Evans be added to the Judiciary committee.

On motion of Mr. Jackson ordered, that Mr. Brown be added to the same committee. And then the Senate adjourned till Monday morning at 10 o'clock.