Friday, Dec. 14th, 1827.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Moore presented the petition of sundry persons of Fayette County upon the subject of forming a militia company in a certain part of said county; which was referred to the military committee to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Jackson presented the memorial of the commissioners appointed by an act of the last Session of the Legislature to receive subscriptions for the stock of the muscle shoals canal company, praying certain amendments in the act incorporating said company; which was read, and referred to the committee on Inland Navigation to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Jackson also presented the petition of Christopher Cheatham and others praying the passage of a law authorizing the cutting of a Ditch in Lauderdale County to drain a certain swamp; which was read, and referred to the committee on proposition and grievances to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Abercrombie from the committee on county boundaries to which was referred the bill entitled, An act to alter the boundary line between the counties of Shelby and Autauga, report the same as amended, which was concurred in. Ordered, that the bill as amended be made the order of the day for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill entitled an act to amend an act to authorize Clerks and Magistrates to collect costs in certain cases, was read the second time and ordered to a third reading to morrow.


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A Joint Resolution requiring the Comptroller of Public Accounts to furnish the Tax-collectors and county court clerks with a copy of the revenue law, of this State was read the second time and ordered to lie on the table till to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to revive and continue in force an act passed Dec. 31th, 1822; entitled, an act to incorporate the Town of Jonesborough in the county of Jefferson, was read the second time and referred to a special committee consisting of Messrs. Brown, Merriwether, and Jones, to consider and report thereon.

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, was read the second time and referred to the committee on the Judiciary to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Abercrombie from the committee on county boundaries to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of a part of Walker County, praying to be added to Lawrence County, asked to be discharged from the further consideration of the petition; which was agreed to by the Senate.

Mr. Jackson from the committee on the State bank to which was referred so much of the Governor's message as relates to the Bank, asked to be discharged from the further consideration of the reference; which was agreed to.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Tunstall their clerk - Mr. President, the House of Representatives concur in the amendments made by the Senate to the bill entitled, an act to appoint commissioners for the county of Dale and for other purposes.

They also concur in the amendments made by the Senate to the bill entitled, an act to authorize the Sheriff of Walker County to execute precepts issued by Justices of the Peace. They concur in the appointment of a committee of conference upon the subject matter of disagreement between the two Houses in relation to the amendment made by the House of Representatives, to the bill entitled an act for the relief of William Ferguson, and have appointed on their part Messrs. Daniel, Craig, and Sharp. They also concur in the amendment made by the Senate to the bill entitled, an act to divide the 22d Regiment of the militia of this State. They also concur in the amendment made by the Senate to the bill entitled, an act to authorize Isham R. Houze to bring to this State the slaves of Susan B. Houze.

The following communication was received from the Governor by J. I. Thornton Esq. Secretary of State.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

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

Gentlemen- I have the pleasure herewith to transmit you a communication from the Board of Trustees, recommending the location of the University of Alabama.

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

JOHN MURPHY.

Mr. Casey moved that the communication together with the accompanying document lie on the table; which was lost --

Yeas

6,

Nays

13.

The yeas and nays being desired those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Abercrombie, Ashe, Casey, Irwin, Shackleford, and Sullivan.

Those who voted in the negative are, Mr. President, Brown, Crabb, Earle, Evans, Hubbard, Jackson, Jones, McCamy, Merriwether, Moore, Powell and Skinner.


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On motion of Mr. Jackson ordered, that the communication from the Governor together with the accompanying document be referred to the committee on Schools and Colleges and School and Colleges lands to consider and report thereon.

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