Tuesday, December 11th, 1827.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Powell presented the petition of sundry persons residing in sections five, six, seven, and eight, in Township 24 Range eight, in Bibb county praying to be added to Tuskaloosa county, which was read and referred to the committee on county boundaries.

Mr. Irwin from the special committee to which was referred the bill entitled, an act to establish the permanent seat of Justice in the county of Henry reported the same without amendment. Ordered, that the bill be made the order of the day for a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. President laid before the Senate, the following communication from the Adjutant General.


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ADJUTANT, AND INSPECTOR GENERALS OFFICE,

Tuskaloosa, December 11th, 1827.

To the Hon. the President and members of the Senate:

SIR- I have the honor to enclose herewith the annual report of the strength of the Militia of the State of Alabama so far as I have been furnished with returns.

I have the honor to be your ob't serv't.

JOHN B. HOGAN Adjutant & Inspector General.

Ordered, that the communication together with the accompanying document be referred to the Military committee to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Powell presented the petition of sundry citizens of the Town of Tuskaloosa praying an amendment of the act incorporating the town of Tuskaloosa, which was read and referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Powell, Hubbard, and Brown, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Hubbard introduced a bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to establish the Bank of the State of Alabama, which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the Resolution offered yesterday by Mr. Sullivan instructing the committee on county boundaries to report a bill to the Senate annexing so much additional territory to Bibb County as will make it of the size required by the constitution.

The question was put on Mr. Powell's motion to lay the resolution on the table, till the first day of the next Session, and determined in the negative-

Yeas

2,

nays

14.

The yeas and nays being desired those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Earle, and Powell- Those who voted in the negative are, Mr. President, Abercrombie, Ashe, Brown, Casey, Crabb, Evans, Hubbard, Jackson, Jones, Merriwether, Moore, Skinner, and Sullivan.

Mr. Jackson offered the following amendment to the Resolution after the words Bibb County “out of the Territory has taken from Bibb County and which reduced at below its constitutional limits.”

Mr. Casey moved to amend Mr. Jackson's amendment with the following “Provided it will not reduce any other county below the size required by the constitution” which was adopted.

The question was then put on the adoption of the amendment offered by Mr. Jackson as amended, and determined in the negative. The Resolution as offered by Mr. Sullivan was then adopted.

Mr. Powell presented the petition of sundry citizens of Tuskaloosa County residing in Hills settlement in opposition to being added to Bibb County, which was read and referred to the committee on county boundaries. Ordered, that the Joint Resolution adopting a plan for the State Capitol lie on the table till 10 o'clock to-morrow.

An engrossed bill to be entitled, an act for the further relief of securities was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the title of the bill be as aforesaid and that it be reported to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

A bill to be entitled, an act to authorize the people of Bibb County to fix the permanent seat of Justice in said county and for other purposes was read the third time and passed.

A bill to be entitled, an act to explain the law relating to certain objects of taxation; and an act defining the liability of endorsers and for other purposes, were severally read the second time and referred to the committee on the Judiciary to consider and report thereon.

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A bill to be entitled, an act to authorize and require the Sheriff of Greene county to hold a separate sale day at Springfield in said county, was read the second time and ordered to lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Sheriff of Walker county to execute precepts issued by Justices of the Peace, was read the second time. Mr. Irwin moved to amend the bill by adding the counties of “Dale and Covington” so as to provide that the Sheriffs of those counties shall execute process issued by Justices of the Peace, which was carried.

Ordered, that the bill be made the order of the day for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled, an act to divide the 22d Regiment of the Militia of this State, was read the second time and ordered to a third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled, an act relative to offsets before Justices of the Peace and for other purposes, was read the second time and referred to the committee on the Judiciary, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Powell from the joint committee on enrolled bills reported as correctly enrolled, An act to revive and continue in force, an act entitled, an act to provide for the choosing electors of President and Vice President of the United States passed Dec. 26th 1823: An act for the relief of William W. Garrard: and An act for the relief of Henry Box- all of which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

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 Comptroller of Public Accounts, a State Treasurer, and an Adjutant General, whereupon the members of the Senate repaired to the Hall of the House of Representatives, and having taken their seats Mr. President arose and declared the object of the meeting when the two Houses proceeded to the election of a Comptroller of Public Accounts, Samuel Pickens alone being in nomination. For Samuel Pickens 77, votes.- Those who voted for Mr. Pickens are,

Mr. President, Abercrombie, Ashe, Barton, Brown, Casey, Earle, Evans, Hubbard, Irwin, Jackson, Jones, McCamy, Merriwether, Moore, Powell, Skinner, and Sullivan of the Senate.  Mr. Speaker, Acklen, Anderson, Bell, Bradford, Brown, Broadnax, Bridges, Bonnell, Clark, Collier, Conner, Cook, Craig, Daniel, Davis, Denis, Durrett, Duke, Ellis, Edmondson, Forrest, Greening, Harris, Higgins, Jack, Kelly, Lawler, Lewis, Martin, McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massey, McRae of mon. McRae of Frank. Moore of Jack. Moore of mad. Perkins, Price, Rainey, Rather, Ross, Robertson, Russell, Sargent, Sharp, Sibley, Smith of clark, Smith of mad. Stone, Tarver, Terry, Vaughan, Vining, Walker, Walthall, Ward, Weissinger, Wiggins.

Mr. Pickens having received a majority of all the votes given was declared duly and constitutionally elected Comptroller of Public Accounts for the ensuing twelve months.

Both Houses then proceeded to the election of a State Treasurer John C. Perry being in nomination. For John C. Perry 78 votes.

Those who voted for Mr. Perry were the same with those who voted for Mr. Pickens with the addition of Mr. Crabb of the Senate.

John C. Perry having received a majority of all the votes given was declared duly and constitutionally elected State Treasurer, for the ensuing twelve months.

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John B. Hogan, Calvin C. Morgan and James G. Carroll being in nomination. For John B. Hogan 29 votes-- For Calvin C. Morgan 21, votes-- For James G. Carroll 29 votes.

Those who voted for Mr. Hogan are, Messrs. Barton, Brown, Casey, Crabb, Earle, Evans, Hubbard, Irwin, Merriwether, Moore, Powell, Sullivan of the Senate, Mr. Speaker, Conner, Cook, Dennis, Greening, Jack, Lawler, McRae of mon. Perkins, Ross, Sibley, Smith of clark, Stone, Terry, Walker, Walthal, Wiggins, 29.

Those who voted for Mr. Morgan are Messrs. Ashe, Jackson, Jones, McCamy of the Senate Messrs. Anderson, Bradford, Bonnell, Collier, Daniel, Davis, Ellis, Kelly, Lewis, McVay of Law. Massy, Moore of mad. Price, Rainey, Russell, Vaughan, Ward, 21.

Those who voted for Mr. Carroll are Mr. President, Abercrombie, Skinner of the Senate. Mr. Acklen, Bell, Brown, Brodnax, Bridges, Clark, Craig, Durrett, Duke, Edmondson, Forrest, Harris, Higgins, Martin, McVay of Laud. McRae of Frank, Moore of Jack, Rather, Richardson, Robertson, Sargent, Sharp, Smith of mad. Tarver, Vining, Weisinger 29.

No one of the candidates having received a majority of votes, Both Houses then proceeded again to the election of an Adjutant General the same gentlemen being in nomination.- For Mr. Hogan 29 votes- For Mr. Morgan 9- For Mr. Carroll 31.

Those who voted for Mr. Hogan are, Mr. Barton, Brown, Casey, Earle, Evans, Hubbard, Irwin, Merriwether, Moore, Powell, Sullivan of the Senate, Mr. Speaker, Conner, Cook, Dennis, Greening, Jack, Lawler, McRae of mon. Perkins, Ross, Sibley, Smith of clark, Stone, Terry, Walker, Walthal, Ward, Wiggins 29.

Those who voted for Mr. Morgan are, Messrs. Ashe, Crabb, Jones, McCamy of the Senate, Mr. Acklen, Anderson, Bradford, Bonnell, Davis, Ellis, Kelly, Lewis, McVay of Laud. Massy, Moore of mad. Price, Rainey Russell Vaughan 19.

Those who voted for Mr. Carroll are, Mr. President, Abercrombie, Jackson, Skinner of the Senate, Mr. Bell, Brown, Broadnax, Bridges, Clark, Collier, Craig, Daniel, Durrett, Duke, Edmondson, Forrest, Harris, Higgins, Martin, McVay of Laud. McRae of frank. Moore of Jack. Rather, Richardson, Robertson, Sargent, Sharp, Smith of mad. Tarver, Vining, Weisinger, 31 votes.

No one of the condidates having received a majority of votes both Houses proceeded again to the election of an Adjutant General the same gentlemen being in nomination. For Mr. Hogan 31.- For Mr. Morgan 12.- For Mr. Carroll 36.

Those who voted for Mr. Hogan are, Messrs. Ashe, Barton, Brown, Casey, Crabb, Earle, Evans, Hubbard, Irwin, Jones, Merriwether, Moore, Powell, Sullivan of the Senate. Messrs. Speaker, Anderson, Conner, Cook, Dennis, Greening, Lawler, Perkins, Ross, Sibley, Smith of clark, Stone, Terry, Walker, Walthal, Ward, Wigging 31.

Those who voted for Mr. Morgan are, Messrs. Acklen, Bradford, Bonnell, Davis, Jack, Kelly, Lewis, Massy, McRae of mon. Moore of mad. Price, Russell, 12.

Those who voted for Mr. Carroll are, Mr. President, Abercrombie, Jackson, McCamy, Skinner of the Senate, Messrs. Bell, Brown, Broadnax, Bridges, Clark, Collier, Craig, Daniel, Durrett, Duke, Ellis, Edmondson, Forrest, Harris, Higgins, Martin, McVay of Laud. McVay of


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Law. McRae of Frank. Moore of Jack. Rainey, Rather, Richardson, Robertson, Sargent, Sharp, Smith of mad. Tarver, Vaughan, Vining, Weisinger, 36 votes.

No one of the candidates having received a majority of votes both Houses then proceeded again to the election of an Adjutant General, the same gentlemen being again in nomination. For Mr. Hogan 32.- For Mr. Morgan 3. - For Mr. Carroll 44.

Those who voted for Mr. Hogan are, Mr. Ashe, Barton, Brown, Casey, Crabb, Earle, Evans, Hubbard, Irwin, Jones, Merriwether, Moore, Powell, Sullivan of the Senate. Mr. Speaker, Anderson, Conner, Cook, Dennis, Greening, Jack, Lawler, Perkins, Ross, Sibley, Smith of clark. Stone, Terry, Walker Walthal, Ward, Wiggins 32.

Those who voted for Mr. Morgan are, Messrs. Kelly, McRae of mon. and Moore of mad.

Those who voted for Mr. Carroll are, Mr. President, Abercrombie, Jackson, McCamy, Skinner of the Senate, Messrs. Acklen, Bell, Bradford, Brown, Broadnax, Bridges, Bonnell, Clark, Collier, Craig, Daniel, Davis, Durrett, Duke, Ellis, Edmondson, Forrest, Harris, Higgins, Lewis, Martin, McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massy, McRae of frank. Moore of Jack. Price, Rainey, Rather, Richardson, Robertson, Russell, Sargent, Sharp, Smith of mad. Tarver, Vaughan, Vining, Weissinger, 44 votes. Mr. Carroll having received a majority of votes Mr. Speaker therefore declared him duly and constitutionally elected Adjutant General of the State of Alabama for the ensuing four years.

The elections being completed the Senate withdrew returned to their own chamber and Mr. President resumed the chair, when on motion the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.