Thursday, December 13th, 1827.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Barton presented the account of Samuel F. Bloomfield former tax collector of Washington county against the State; which was referred to the committee on accounts and claims.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill entitled, an act to incorporate the Blakeley and Greenville Turnpike Company; the question was put on the adoption of the amendment heretofore offered by Mr. Jones to the bill and determined in the negative. The question was then put “Shall the bill pass?” and determined in the affirmative.

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

Mr. Powell from the Joint committee on enrolled bills reported as correctly enrolled, An act supplementary to an act entitled, an act to alter and amend the Charter of Incorporation of the City of Mobile: An act to change the name and legitimate a certain person therein named: An act to divorce Joseph Cadole from Nancy Cadole: An act to divorce Elizabeth W. Cowell from Samuel Cowell: An act to divorce Abraham Dannar from Anna Danner: An act to divorce William Travis from Elizabeth Travis: An act to divorce Peggy Seay from Nicholas Seay; An act to divorce William O. Russell from Nancy G. Russell; An act for the relief of Pleasant Wright former jailor of Greene County; and An act to amend an act entitled, an act to Incorporate the Town of Florence in the State of Alabama, all of which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act relative to the duties of Grand Juries; and An act to organize and establish a Circuit court in Dale County and to arrange the counties of the first second and sixth Judicial Circuits, were severally read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title of the bills be as aforesaid and that they be reported to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

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

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have passed a bill which originated in the Senate entitled, an act to amend an act entitled an act excluding from suffrage, serving as Jurors, and holding offices, such persons as may be convicted of bribery, forgery and other high crimes and misdemeanors. They have adopted the following Resolution in which they desire your concurrence. Resolved with the concurrence of the Senate that the two Houses will on this day at half past 2 o'clock P M go into the election of Solicitors of the 4th and 5th Judicial Circuits in this State, and also a Judge of the County court of Washington County. They have read three several times and passed bills which originated in their House entitled, Memorial to the Congress of the United States on the subject of the extension of the Federal Judiciary system so as to admit the States received into the Union, since the last extension thereof to a participation of its benefits; An act to revive and continue in force an act passed 31st day of Dec. 1822, entitled, an act to Incorporate the Town of Jonesborough in the county of Jefferson; Joint Resolutions requiring the Comptroller of Public Accounts, to furnish the Tax collectors and County Court Clerks with a certified copy of the Revenue Law of this State: An act to amend an act to authorize Clerks and Magistrates to collect costs in certain cases. In all of which they desire your concurrence.


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The House adhere to their amendment to the bill entitled, an act for the relief of William Ferguson.

Mr. McCamy moved to amend the Resolution from the House of Representatives proposing to go into the election of Solicitors of the 4th and 5th Judicial Circuits and a Judge of the County Court of Washington County this day at half past 2 o'clock P. M. by striking out the word “Solicitor of the 4th Circuit;” which was lost. The Resolution was then agreed to by the Senate. Ordered, that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

Mr. Hubbard moved that a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate, to confer with such committee as may be appointed by the House of Representatives, upon the subject matter of disagreement between the two Houses, in relation to the amendment made by the House to the bill entitled, an act for the relief of William Ferguson; which was carried--whereupon Messrs. Hubbard, and Brown, were appointed the committee on the part of the Senate. Ordered that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

A memorial to the Congress of the United States on the subject of the extension of the federal Judiciary system so as to admit the States received into the Union since the last extension thereof to a participation of its benefits; An act to revive and continue in force an act passed 31st day of Dec. 1822, entitled, an act to incorporate the Town of Jonesborough in the County of Jefferson.

Joint Resolutions requiring the Comptroller of Public Accounts to furnish the Tax Collectors and county court clerks with a certified copy of the revenue law of this State; and An act to amend an act to authorize Clerks and Magistrates to collect costs in certain cases, were severally read the first time and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to divide the 22d Regiment of the militia of this State, was read the third time, amended by way of Rider on Mr. Casey's motion and passed. A bill entitled an act to authorize Justices of the Peace to take the probate of Deeds and the relinquishment of Dower, and for other purposes, was read the third time and on the question being put, "Shall the bill pass?" it was determined in the negative-

Yeas

9,

Nays

10.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Abercrombie, Brown, Casey, Irwin, McCamy, Moore, Powell, Skinner and Sullivan.

Those who voted in the negative are, Mr. President, Ashe, Barton, Earle, Evans, Hubbard, Jackson, Jones, Merriwether, and Shackleford.

So the bill was rejected.

A bill entitled, an act to authorize Isham R. Houze to bring to this State the slaves of Susan B. Houze was taken up, read the third time and passed. Ordered that it be returned to the House of Representatives.

The Senate according to order Resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the Joint Resolution adopting a plan for the State Capitol-Mr. Sullivan in the chair- and after some time spent in the consideration thereof, the committee rose, - Mr. President resumed the chair and Mr. Sullivan reported the Resolutions amended; which was concurred in.

Mr. Casey offered the following amendment to the Resolution. “And be it further Resolved, That the committee shall make the contracts so as not to exceed the estimate of cost furnished by the Architect, that is to say fifty-five thousand dollars.”-- Mr. Powell moved to amend Mr. Casey's

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amendment with the following “or as near that amount as will enable them fully to complete the said State Capitol according to the plan adopted” which was rejected-

Yeas

5,

nays

14.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mr. President, Brown, Earle, Jackson and Powell.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Abercrombie, Ashe, Barton, Casey, Evans, Hubbard, Irwin, Jones, McCamy, Merriwether, Moore, Shackleford, Skinner and Sullivan.

The question was then put on the adoption of the amendment offered by Mr. Casey and determined in the affirmative- The Joint Resolution as amended was then read the third time and passed. Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

A message was received from the Governor informing the Senate that he did on this day approve and sign. A memorial to the Congress of the United States to postpone the sales of the public lands in the Cahawba and Tuskaloosa Districts till the year 1829, which originated in the Senate.

And then the Senate adjourned till 2 o'clock this evening.

Evening Session.

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 Solicitors of the 4th and 5th Judicial Circuits and a Judge of the county court of Washington County- whereupon the members of the Senate repaired to the Representative Hall and having taken their seats. Mr. President arose and announced the object of the meeting when the members of both Houses proceeded to the election of a Solicitor of the 4th Judicial Circuit Joshua L. Martin alone being in nomination. For Joshua L. Martin 75 votes.

Those who voted for Mr. Martin are,

Mr. President, Abercrombie, Ashe, Barton, Brown, Casey, Earle, Evans, Hubbard, Irwin, Jackson, Jones, McCamy, Merriwether, Moore, Powell, Shackleford, Skinner of the senate. Mr. Speaker, Acklen, Anderson, Bell, Bradford, Brown, Broadnax, Bridges, Bonnell, Colgin, Collier, Conner, Cook, Craig, Daniel, Davis, Dennis, Durrett, Duke, Ellis, Edmondson, Forrest, Greening, Harris, Higgins, Jack, Kelly, Lawler, Lewis, McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massey, McRae of mon. McRae of Frank. Moore of mad. Perkins, Price, Rainey, Rather, Richardson, Ross, Roberson, Russell, Sargent, Sharp, Sibley, Smith of clark. Smith of mad. Stone, Tarver, Terry, Vaughan, Vining, Walker, Ward, Wiggins 75 votes.

Joshua L. Martin having received all the votes present, Mr. Speaker therefore declared him duly elected Solicitor of the fourth circuit.

Both Houses then proceeded to the election of a Solicitor f the 5th Judicial Circuit James M. M. White, Samuel D. Moore and Joseph Eastland being in nomination.

For James M. M. White 43 votes For Samuel D. Moore 36, For Joseph Eastland 1, vote.

Those who voted for Mr. White are,

Mr. President, Abercrombie, Barton, Crabb, Earle, Irwin, Jackson, Jones, Powell, Shackleford of the senate, Mr. Acklen, Bell, Broadnax, Bonnell, Collier, Cook, Craig, Daniel, Durrett, Edmondson, Harris, Jack, Lawler, Lewis, Martin, McRae of mon. Moore of mad. Perkins, Rather, Ross, Robertson, Russell, Sharp, Sibley, Smith of clark. Smith of mad. Stone, Tarver, Vaughan, Vining, Walthal, Ward, 43.

Those who voted for Mr. Moore are,


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Mr. Ashe, Brown, Casey, Evans, Hubbard, McCamy, Merriwether, Moore, Skinner, Sullivan of the senate, Mr. Speaker, Anderson, Brown, Bridges, Clark, Colgin, Conner, Davis, Dennis, Duke, Ellis, Forrest, Higgins, Greening, McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massey, McRae of Frank, Price, Rainey, Richardson, Sargent, Terry, Walker, Weisinger, Wiggins, 36.

Mr. Kelly voted for Mr. Eastland.

Mr. White having received a majority of the votes Mr. Speaker therefore declared him duly and constitutionally elected Solicitor of the 5th Judicial Circuit.

Both Houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the County Court of Washington, Josiah D. Lister being in nomination.

Those who voted for Mr. Lister are,

Mr. President, Abercrombie, Ashe, Barton, Brown, Casey, Crabb, Earle, Evans, Hubbard, Irwin, Jackson, Jones, McCamy, Merriwether, Moore, Powell, Shackleford, Skinner, Sullivan of the Senate, Mr. Speaker, Acklen, Anderson, Bell, Bradford, Brown, Broadnax, Bridges, Bonnell, Clark, Colgin, Collier, Conner, Cook, Craig, Danniel, Davis, Dennis, 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 mad. Perkins, Price, Rainey, Rather, Richardson, Ross, Robertson, Russell, Sargent, Sharp, Sibley, Smith of clark. Smith of mad. Stone, Tarver, Terry, Vaughan, Vining, Walker, Walthal, Ward, Weisinger, Wiggins, 80.

Mr. Lister having received a majority of votes Mr. Speaker therefore declared him duly elected Judge of the county court of Washington County.

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.