Wednesday, December 5th, 1827.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Powell presented the account of Hiram P. Cochrane Sheriff of Tuskaloosa County 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 incorporate the Blakely and Greenville Turnpike Company, reported the same as amended, which was concurred in.

Ordered, that the bill be read the third time to-morrow.

Mr. Barton from the special committee to which was referred the pe-


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tition of Francis Passaino and of Piere Chastang reported a bill to be entitled an act to emancipate certain persons therein mentioned; which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

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

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have read three times and passed a bill which originated in the Senate entitled, an act for the relief of Pleasant Wright former jailor of Greene county and have amended the same by striking out the second section- In which amendment they desire your concurrence. They have also passed a bill which originated in the Senate entitled an act for the relief of Henry Box. They have also passed bills which originated in their House entitled an act to change the name of and legitimate a certain person therein named: an act to establish a permanent seat of Justice in the county of Henry: An act to divorce Jos'h Cadole from Nancy Cadole; an act to divorce Peggy Seay from Nic's Seay: an act to divorce Wm. C. Russell from Nancy G. Russell: an act to divorce Abr'm Danner from Anna Danner: an act to divorce Wm. Travis from Elizabeth Travis: an act to divorce Elizabeth Cowell from Sam'l Cowell: In all of which they respectfully desire your concurrence. Ordered, that the Senate disagree to the amendment made by the House of Representative to the bill entitled an act for the relief of Pleasant Wright former jailor of Greene County, by striking out the second section thereof-- Ordered, that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith. Bills from the House of Representatives, entitled an act to change the name of and legitimate a certain person therein named: An act to establish a permanent seat of Justice in the county of Henry: An act to divorce Joseph Cadole from Nancy Cadole. An act to divorce Peggy Seay from Nicholas Seay: An act to divorce William O. Russell from Nancy G. Russell: An act to divorce Abraham Danner from Anna Danner: An act to divorce William Travis from Elizabeth Travis: and An act to divorce Elizabeth W. Cowell from Samuel Cowell, were severally read the first time and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

An Engrossed bill to be entitled, an act relative to the satisfaction of execution and the service of warrants; was read the third time and on the question being put "Shall the bill pass?" it was determined in the affirmative-

Yeas

11,

nays

7.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Brown, Crabb, Earle, Hubbard, Jackson, Jones, McCamy, Merriwether, Moore, Powell and Skinner.

Those who voted in the negative are, Mr. President, Abercrombie, Ashe, Casey, Evans, Irwin and Sullivan.

Ordered, that the title of the bill be, an act relative to the satisfaction of executions and that it be reported to the House of Representatives for their concurrence.

A bill to be entitled an act to authorise Samuel B. Ewing administrator of Thomas Ewing deceased to sell and transfer certain real estate was read the third time and passed. -

Yeas

16,

nays

3.

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

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Hubbard, Jackson and Jones- So the bill was passed.

A bill to be entitled an act for the benefit of the Pikesville Library Company: and An act to incorporate the Summerville Philomathion society were severally read the second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.


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A bill to be entitled an act to authorise Justices of the peace to take the probate of deeds and the relinquishment of Dower and for other purposes, was read the second time.

Mr. Hubbard moved that the further consideration of the bill be indefinitely postponed.

Mr. Powell moved that it be referred to the committee on the judiciary to consider and report thereon, which was carried.

A bill to be entitled, an act to repeal in part, an act passed twenty-seventh December 1814: and An act to revive in part a certain act therein specified, were severally read the second time and referred to the committee on the Judiciary to consider and report thereon.

Mr. McCamy offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the committee on the State Bank be instructed to enquire into the propriety of establishing an office of Discount and Deposit at some point in the Tennessee Valley, with leave to report by bill or otherwise which was adopted.

Mr. Brown introduced a bill to be entitled an act to change the time of holding the August term of the county court of Jefferson county: also a bill to be entitled, an act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the town of Elyton in the county of Jefferson, which were severally read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Crabb offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the committee on Schools and Colleges be instructed to enquire into the expediency of proceeding at this session to select a site, for a State University, or sites for State Universities or Colleges, in different sections of the State, with leave to report by bill or otherwise; which was adopted.

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