Tuesday, December 4th, 1827.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Skinner presented the petition of sundry citizens of Township six and Range eleven in Franklin County, praying the passage of a law in conformity to an act of Congress authorising the sale of the sixteenth section in said Township and providing for the investment of the proceeds thereof in Stock of the Bank of the State of Alabama and for the appropriation of the interest arising from the said stock to the use of schools in said Township, which was read and referred to the committee on schools and colleges to consider and report thereon.

Mr. McCamy from the committee on propositions and grievances to which was referred the petition of Phebe Gray asked to be discharged from the further consideration thereof, which was agreed to.

Mr. Moore moved that the petition be referred to a select committee which was lost. Ordered, that it lie on the table.

Mr. Barton from the Judiciary committee to which was referred a bill entitled, an act relative to the satisfaction of executions and the service of warrants, reported the same as amended which was concurred in.

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

Mr. Barton from the same committee to which was referred a resolution of the Senate instructing them to report a bill regulating the mode by which the Governor shall exercise the prerogative of granting reprieves and pardons and remitting forfeitures, reported that the committee had instructed him to ask leave of the Senate to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject which was agreed to.

Mr. Hubbard moved that the Resolution be recommitted to a special committee which was carried, whereupon Messrs. Hubbard, Moore, and Jackson, were appointed the committee.

Mr. Barton from the same committee to which was referred a bill entitled an act to repeal the first section of an act entitled an act requiring the Judges of the Circuit Courts to alternate, reported that it is inexpedient, in the opinion of the committee to pass the bill.

Mr. McCamy moved that the report together with the bill lie on the table.

Mr. Jackson moved to amend Mr. McCamy's motion by adding the words "until the first day of April next;" and on the question being put, it was determined in the affirmative.

Mr. Barton from the same committee to which was referred so much of the Governors message as relates to a report of the cases adjudicated in the Supreme Court of this State, reported, that it is inexpedient in the opinion of the committee to legislate upon the subject at present; which was concurred in.

A message was received from the Governor by J. I. Thornton, Secretary of State, informing the Senate that he did on the 1st instant approve and sign an at for the relief of James W. Armstrong which originated in the Senate.

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

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have read three several times and passed, a memorial to the Congress of the United States requiring a postponement of the sales of the public lands in the Tuskaloosa and


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Cahawba Districts which originated in the Senate and have amended the same in the manner herewith shewn- In which they desire your concurrence. They have passed bills which originated in their house entitled an act to repeal in part an act passed 27th December 1814; an act to authorize Justices of the Peace to take the Probate of Deeds and the relinquishment of Dower and for other purposes, and an act to revive in part a certain at therein specified- In all of which they desire your concurrence. Ordered, that the Senate concur in the amendment made by the House of Representatives to the memorial to the Congress of the United States, requesting a postponement of the Sales of the public lands in the Tuscaloosa and Cahawba districts. Ordered that the Secretary may acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

Bills from the House of Representatives entitled an act to revive in part an act passed 27th December 1814. An act to authorize justices of the peace to take the probate of Deeds and to relinquishment for Dower and for other purposes; and an act to revive in part; a certain act therein specified, were severally read the first time and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Crabb introduced a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Summerville Philomatheon Society, which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

An engrossed bill 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 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.

Bills from the House of Representatives entitled, an act prescribing the mode of commencing the contest of certain elections and of procuring evidence therein; 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, and an act to provide for the arranging, filing and preservation of the papers relating to the unfinished business of each session of the Legislature were severally read the third time and passed.

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

A bill entitled an act authorizing Samuel B. Ewing and Mr. of Thomas Ewing deceased, to sell and transfer certain real estate, was read the second time and ordered to a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. Moore introduced a bill, to be entitled, an act for the benefit of the Pikesville Library Company, which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Skinner presented the account of William Murray, jailor of Franklin County against the State; which was referred to the committee on accounts and claims. And then the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.