Friday, Dec. 7th, 1827.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Jackson presented the petition of the inhabitants of Township three and Range 12, West of the basis meridian, praying the passage of a law authorizing a public sale of the 46th sections in said Township, which was read and referred to the committee on Schools and Colleges and School and College Lands, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Powell presented the petition of William M. Marr, upon the subject of his being dispossessed of a certain tract of land reserved for the use of Schools in this State before the State acquired any right to the same which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary to consider and report thereon.

On motion of Mr. Powell, ordered that Mr. Merriwether have leave of absence from the Senate for the remainder of this week.

An Engrossed bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled, an act to incorporate the Town of Elyton in the county of Jefferson passed December 20th, 1820, 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 entitled an act to divorce William Travis from Elizabeth Travis, was read the third time and passed -

Yeas

14,

Nays

4.

The yeas and nays being desired on the passage of the bill those who voted in the affirmative are, Mr. President, Abercrombie, Barton, Brown, Crabb, Earle, Hubbard, Irwin, Jackson, Jones, McCamy, Powell, Skinner and Sullivan.

Those who voted in the negative are Messrs. Ashe, Casey, Evans and Moore. So the bill was passed.

A bill entitled an act to divorce Elizabeth W. Cowell from Samuel Cowell, was read the third time and passed.-

Yeas

13,

Nays

4.

The yeas and nays being required, those who voted in the affirmative are Mr. President, Abercrombie, Barton, Brown, Earle, Hubbard, Irwin, Jackson, Jones, McCamy, Powell, Skinner and Sullivan

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Ashe, Casey, Evans and Moore. So the bill was passed.

A bill to be entitled, an act to divorce Abraham Dannar from Anna Dannar, was read the third time and passed-

Yeas

13,

Nays

5.

The yeas and nays being required on the passage of the bill, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mr. President, Abercrombie, Barton, Brown, Crabb, Earle, Hubbard, Irwin, Jones, McCamy, Powell, Skinner, and Sullivan-Those who voted in the negative are Messrs. Ashe, Casey, Evans, Jackson, and Moore. So the bill was passed.

A bill to be entitled, an at to divorce William O. Russell from Nancy G. Russell, was read the third time and passed. -

Yeas

12,

Nays

4.

The yeas and nays being required on the passage of the bill those who voted in the affirmative are Mr. President, Abercrombie, Barton, Brown, Crabb, Earle, Hubbard, Irwin, Jones, McCamy, Powell and Skinner.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Casey, Jackson, Moore, and Sullivan. So the bill was passed.


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A bill to be entitled, an act to divorce Peggy Seay from Nicholas Seay, was read the third time and passed-

Yeas

14,

Nays

2.

The yeas and nays being desired on the passage of the bill, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mr. President, Abercrombie, Barton, Brown, Crabb, Earle, Hubbard, Irwin, Jackson, McCamy, Moore, Powell, Skinner and Sullivan. - Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Casey and Jones.

A bill to be entitled, an act to divorce Joseph Cadole from Nancy Cadole, was read the third time and passed.-

Yeas

4,

Nays

2.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative are, Mr. President, Abercrombie, Barton, Brown, Crabb, Earle, Hubbard, Irwin, Jackson, Jones, McCamy, Powell, Skinner and Sullivan.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Casey and Moore.

A bill to be entitled an act to change the name of and legitimate a certain person therein named, was read the third time and passed.

A bill to be entitled, an act relative to the duties of Grand Juries; and An act concerning the owner and keepers of mills and other water works were severally read the second time and referred to the committee on the Judiciary to consider and report thereon.

Ordered, that the bill entitled, an act to incorporate the Blakely and Greenville Turnpike company be again laid on the table till tomorrow.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Tunstall their clerk. Mr. President- The House of Representatives insist on their amendment to the bill entitled, an act for the relief of Pleasant Wright former jailor of Greene County. They concur in the amendments made by the Senate to bill entitled, an act authorising Samuel B. Ewing administrator of Thomas Ewing deceased, to sell and transfer certain real estate; and an act to repeal in part and amend the several acts now in force relative to the Port and Harbor of Mobile.

They have adopted the following Resolution, in  which they desire your concurrence: Resolved, That the Senate be invited to assemble in the Representative Hall on Tuesday next at 12 o'clock for the purpose of electing a State Treasurer, a Comptroller of Public Accounts, and an Adjutant General, and that the East end of the Hall be assigned for their reception.

They have passed bills which originated in the Senate entitled 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, and an act for the relief of William Ferguson, and have amended the latter in the manner herewith shown.-- In which they ask your concurrence.

They have also passed bills which originated in their House entitled, an act to appoint commissioners for the county of Dale, and for other purposes; An act to compel Solicitors to reside within their respective circuits: An act to authorise Ansel Sawyer to erect a Mill on Coosa River; and an act supplementary to an act entitled, an act concerning executions and sales by Sheriffs and for other purposes passed Dec. 20th, 1820; and also, a Joint Resolution adopting a plan of the State Capitol- In all of which they desire your concurrence.

Ordered that the Senate insist upon their disagreement to the amendment made by the House of Representatives to the bill entitled an act for the relief of Pleasant Wright former jailor of Greene County.

Ordered that the Secretary acquaint the House of Repre's therewith.

On motion of Mr. Hubbard; ordered that the Senate disagree to the


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amendment made by the House of Representatives to the bill entitled, an act for the relief of William Ferguson. Ordered, that the House be informed thereof.

Mr. McCamy moved to amend the resolution from the House of Representatives, inviting the Senate to assemble in the Representative Hall on Tuesday next at 12 o'clock for the purpose of electing a State Treasurer a Comptroller of Public Accounts and an Adjutant General by striking out “twelve o'clock,” and inserting “two o'clock,” which was lost.

Mr. McCamy then moved to amend the Resolution by adding thereto the words “and Solicitors of the 4th and 5th circuits,” so as to elect the solicitors at the same time which was carried. The Resolution as amended was then agreed to by the Senate. Ordered, that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

Bills and a Joint Resolution from the House of Representatives entitled, an act to appoint commissioners for the county of Dale, and for other purposes: An act to compel Solicitors to reside within their respective circuits; An act to authorize Ansel Sawyer to erect a Mill on Coosa River: An act supplementary to an act entitled, an act concerning executions and sales by Sheriffs and for other purposes passed Dec. 20th, 1820: and a Joint Resolution adopting a plan for the State Capitol, were severally read the first time and ordered to a second reading tomorrow.

Mr. Powell from the Joint committee on enrolled bills reported as correctly enrolled. A memorial to the Congress of the United States to postpone the sale of the public lands in Cahawba and Tuskaloosa Districts till the year 1825; which was accordingly signed by the President.

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