Tuesday Jan. 15th, 1828.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Powell from the joint committee on Enrolled bills reported as correctly enrolled, an act authorizing a Lottery for the purpose of establishing a free School on the Lancasterian plan of tuition in the Town of Huntsville and the purchasing a clock for the use of said town: an act relative to volunteer companies in the militia of this state, and for other purposes: an act supplementary to the several acts now in force, in relation to the public weighers of cotton in the City of Mobile: an act to amend and explain an act entitled an act to establish a seventh Judicial Circuit: an act to authorize the sale of sixteenth sections, and for other purposes: an act preserve the health of the inhabitants residing on sinking creek in Lauderdale county: an act to authorize Mahala Farrar to emancipate a mulatto woman slave named Patience: an act to provide the clerks of the several counties in this state with copies of the acts of the present and each subsequent Congress of the United States: an act to incorporate the Hibernian Benevolent Society of Mobile: an act concerning the duties of the clerks of the county courts and for other purposes; An act to alter the time of holding the county court of Montgomery; Joint resolution concerning the furniture of both Houses of the General Assembly; An act for the relief of Richard Corre, John Duncan jr. and Henry Center; An act to provide compensation for a person to transcribe and arrange the records of the clerks office of the county court of the county of


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Dallas; An act to amend an act entitled, an act respecting bail in civil cases passed 9th Dec. 1823, An act to abolish and establish certain election precincts therein mentioned; An act to establish a road from McMurray's old saw mill on the shades creek in Jefferson County to Charles Mundines' in Shelby County; An act to emancipate certain slaves therein named; An act supplementary to an act entitled, an act to establish a road from Montevallo to Greensborough approved Jan. 12th 1827; An act for the relief of Joseph Owens; An act to explain and amend the 9th section of an act passed Dec. 13th 1819, entitled, an act to establish certain counties therein mentioned; An act to incorporate “Barker encampment of Knights Templar No 1;” An act to alter the times of holding company courts martial; An act relative to the satisfaction of executions; An act declaring the effect of Notarial protests; An act for the relief of John Wood; An act for the benefit of the estate of Daniel Davis, deceased late of Monroe County; An act to amend the act incorporating the Town of Athens; An act to encourage the raising Volunteer companies in the county of Morgan; An act providing for the payment of Solicitors for prosecuting to conviction slaves charged with capital offences; An act authorizing the Governor to cause bonds taken for public arms to be renewed, and for the distribution of the public arms; A joint resolution authorizing the Governor to order the Quarter Master General of this State to deliver a Field piece to the Artillery company at Claiborne, and for other purposes; A joint remonstrance to the Congress of the United States against the power assumed to protect certain branches of domestic industry at the expense of others and the policy of the measure; Joint memorial to the Congress of the United States asking permission for the Trustees of the University of Alabama to select other lands in lieu of those herein mentioned; A joint memorial to Congress on the subject of public lands; A Joint resolution instructing His Excellency the Governor to cause the remains of the late Isreal Pickens to be removed from the Island of Cuba to his late residence in Greene County; An act to amend an act entitled an act concerning Roads, Highways, Bridges and Ferries in the county of Mobile; An act to amend an act to incorporate the Town of Montgomery; An act for the relief of Robert H. Rose, An act to establish the 52nd Regiment of Alabama Militia; An act to emancipate certain persons therein named; An act supplementary to an act entitled, An act to establish the Bank of the State of Alabama approved, Dec. 20th 1823; An act to repeal in part an act passed march 1803, and re-enacted with amendments February 1867: An act to providing at what place lands and negroes taken in execution shall be sold in the county of Tuskaloosa; An act to authorize the Judge of the county court and commissioners of Roads and Revenue to fill vacancies in certain cases; An act to provide for the preservation of the public arms; An act to authorize the Judge and commissioners of St. Clair County to levy a tax for the purpose therein mentioned; An act for extending the time granted to John Fowler for running a Steam Ferry Boat, a row Boat, or sail Boat, between the City of Mobile and the Town of Blakely, by an act passed Dec. 26th 1822; An act to establish the dividing line between the counties of Bibb and Tuskaloosa according to the existing laws; Joint resolution proposing amendments to the constitution of the United States; An act giving additional powers to the commissioners for superintending the erection of the State Capitol and for compensating the superintendent; An act to incorporate a Volunteer Company under the name and style of the Monroe Rifle Company;


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An act to amend in part and repeal in part an act to establish the Town of Whitesburg and incorporate its Trustees; An act changing the times of holding the county courts in Greene and Perry Counties; An act to provide for keeping in repair a certain Road therein mentioned; An act relative to the estate of Isaac Edwards late of Conecuh County deceased; An act to provide for the establishment of the permanent seat of Justice in the County of Walker, all of which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

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

Mr. President The House of Representatives concur in the amendments made by the Senate to the bills entitled an act making appropriations for the year 1828; and, an act for their relief of Charles Pearson tax collector and Lawrence county- They have adopted the following resolution in which they desire your concurrence.- Resolved, that a committee be appointed on the part of this House to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate to wait on His Excellency the Governor and inform him that the two Houses of the General Assembly will be ready to adjourn sine die to day if he has no further communications to make.

Mr. Casey, obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to provide for the transfer of stock issued by the state, and for the renewal of lost certificates thereof; which was read, and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, the bill was read the second and third time forthwith and passed. Ordered that the title of the bill be as aforesaid, and that it be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

Mr. Crabb offered the following resolution. Resolved, that the Secretary of State be instructed to cause to be published forthwith one thousand certified copies of an act passed at the present session of the Legislature authorizing the inhabitants of the several townships in the State to sell their sixteenth sections and that he cause the same to be forwarded to the clerks of the several county courts in this State to be distributed among the counties according to the number of Representatives in each which shall by said clerks be distributed to the respective townships- which was adopted.

A bill entitled, an act to amend an act entitled, an act providing for the erection of a State Capitol and for other purposes, was read the third time and ordered to lie on the table.

Bills entitled, an act to alter the times of holding the county courts of Franklin county: an act giving further time for filing county claims, an act to divorce Parthenia Coursey from her husband, James Coursey, an act to divorce Thos. J. Snowden from Tabitha Snowden: and: an act for the relief of Samuel Battles, were severally read the third time and passed, Ordered that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

A bill entitled an act supplemental to an act to establish the dividing line between Bibb and Tuscaloosa counties according to the existing laws passed the present session, was read the second time, amended on Mr. Sullivan's motion- and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with. The bill was read the third time & passed, ordered, that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

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claims; which was read and the rule requiring Joint Resolutions to be read on three several days being dispensed with, the resolution was read the second and a third time and passed: ordered, that it be sent to the House of Representatives for their concurrence.

A message from the House of Rep's by Mr. Tunstall, their Clerk.

Mr. President, The House of Representatives disagree to sundry of the amendments made by the Senate to the bill entitled, an act making appropriations for certain claims against the State, which are herewith particularly shewn. They concur in the remainder of the amendments made by the Senate to said bill, ordered, that the Senate recede from their amendments to the bill entitled, an act making appropriations for certain claims against the State which have been disagreed to by the House, ordered, that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

Mr. Crabb from the committee of conference appointed on the disagreement between the two Houses in relation to an amendment proposed by the House to the bill entitled, an act defining the liability of endorsers, and for other purposes, reported that the committee have agreed to adopt the amendment proposed by the House of Representatives as a substitute for the bill from the Senate, and recommend that the Senate recede from the disagreement which was concurred in. Ordered, that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

Mr. Powell from the joint committee on enrolled bills reported as correctly enrolled, an act making appropriations for the year 1828, an act for the relief of Charles Pearson tax collector of Lawrence county.

Joint resolution to remove the injunction of secrecy imposed on the two houses in relation to the report of the joint committee on the State Bank; an act explanatory of the 11th and 24th sections of an act to reduce into one the several acts concerning roads, highways, bridges and ferries approved Jany. 12th 1827.

Joint remonstrance on the subject of instructions lately given from the Treasury Department relative to the funds receivable for public lands, an act to revive an act, therein specified, an act to divorce Jane Gholson from her husband John Gholson.

Report and resolution in relation to the boundary line between this State and Georgia; an act prescribing the mode of ascertaining the sense of the citizens of this State on the proposed amendment to the Constitution of this State limiting the tenure of the Judges to seven years an act to provide for the payment of certain expenses therein mentioned, an act to allow further time to the tax collector of Madison county to collect and pay over the taxes of that county for the years 1827, an act better to provide for the trial of the right of property and for other purposes; an act to amend the law in relation to original attachments; and, Joint resolution to authorize the erection of the State Capitol to Broad street: all of which were accordingly signed by Mr. President and then the Senate adjourned till half past one o'clock.

Half past one o'clock, P. M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Tunstall their Cl'k.

Mr. President. The House of Representatives have passed a bill which originated in the Senate entitled, an act to provide for the transfer of stock issued by the State, and for the renewal of lost certificates thereof. They

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have adopted the following resolution. Resolved, that the Senate be informed this House will be ready to adjourn sine die at 2 o'clock.

A message from the Governor by Mr. Thornton.

Mr. President. The Governor did on this day approve and sign the following bills which originated in the Senate, an act to amend an act to incorporate the school commissioners of the 4th Township, and 8th range west from Huntsville and for other purposes, an act regulating the duties of Attorneys at law, and for other purposes; an act authorizing a lottery for the purpose of building an academy and court House in the county of Henry; an act to change the time of holding the county courts of Jefferson Henry and Dale counties, an act to authorize Mahala Farrar to emancipate a mulatto woman slave named Patience, an act for the further relief of securities: an act to authorize John Smith of Jefferson county to emancipate a certain slave therein named, an act to authorize the building of a Jail in Morgan county: an act to incorporate the Franklin academy in the town of Russellville Franklin county; an act to provide for the speedy collection of debts due the Bank of the State of Alabama in certain cases, an act regulating judicial proceedings; an act to authorize James Thompson and his associates to open a turnpike road therein named; an act to provide the clerks of the several counties in this State with copies of the acts of the present and each subsequent Congress of the United States; an act to preserve the health of the inhabitants residing on sinking creek in Lauderdale county; an act to provide for reports of the decisions of the supreme court; an act better to regulate judicial proceedings; an act concerning the owners and keepers of Mills and other water words; an act concerning the registration of Deeds and Patents, and a joint resolution authorizing a further investment of University funds.

Mr. Powell from the joint committee on enrolled bills reported as correctly enrolled, an act to provide for the transfer of stock issued by the state, and for the renewal of lost certificates thereof an act giving further time for filing county claims; an act altering the time of holding the county courts of Franklin county court; an act for the relief of Samuel Battles an act to divorce Thomas J. Snowden from Tabitha Snowden; an act to divorce Parthenia Coursey from her husband James Coursey; and an act defining the liability of endorsers, all of which were signed by Mr. President.

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

Mr. President The House of Representatives concur in the amendment made by the Senate to the bill entitled, an act supplemental to an act to establish the dividing line between the counties of Tuscaloosa and Bibb, according to the existing laws, passed the present session.

Mr. Powell from the joint committee on enrolled bills reported as correctly enrolled, an act, making appropriations for certain claims against the state; and, an act, supplemental to an act, to establish the dividing line between the counties of Bibb and Tuscaloosa according to the existing laws, passed the present session- which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

A message from the Governor by Mr. Thornton.

Mr. President. The Governor did on this day approve and sign an act, relative to the satisfaction of executions an act amendatory of the several acts heretofore passed in relation to the public revenue; an act defining the liability of endorsers and for other purposes; an act for the relief of Richard Corre John Duncan jr. and Henry Center- all of which originated in the Senate.


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Mr. Casey from the joint committee appointed to wait on the Governor and inform him that the two Houses have completed the business before them and are ready to adjourn sine die reported that the committee have performed that the duty assigned them and received for answer from the Governor that he had no further communications to make.

Mr. Shackleford, having been called to the chair.

Mr. Crabb, offered the following resolution: Resolved, unanimously by the senate that they are deeply impressed with the prompt impartial and able manner in which the presiding officers of this House has discharged the laborious and important duties of the chair during the present session; and that he is entitled to the thanks of the senate for his dignified department whilst presiding over their deliberations, which was unanimously adopted.

The President having resumed the chair addressed the Senate as follows:

Gentlemen, After a long and I may with justice say, a most laborious session you are about to close your labors- none who have witnessed the proceedings of the senate at the present truly interesting session can doubt the existence of a spirit zealously devoted to the best interest of the community- you have with a manly and becoming zeal advocated measures which you believed best calculated to promote the great object of the institution of Government, the happiness and prosperity of the governed- In an assembly like this it cannot but be expected that occasional difference of opinion would produce momentary excitement, and it affords me much pleasure to testify, and it is due to you to declare that feelings produced only by honest difference of opinion have passed away with the moments of their creation.

In adverting to the more immediate objects of this address permit me Gentlemen to offer to you individually my unaffected acknowledgements for the kind expression of your approbation of my conduct whilst I have had the honor to preside over your deliberations. That in the discharge of the arduous and multiplied duties of the chair it were but reasonable to expect that I should err, forth in I claim only the common frailties of man.

It is to me truly consolatary that you who know me best and are therefore best capable of appreciating my conduct should testify to my impartiality- I will treasure this testimony of your justice and kindness as among my most pleasing recollections - when we reflect upon the uncertainty of human life, of the extreme mutability of human affairs, it is but reasonable to conclude that we shall never meet again- I then bid you, and believe me it is a most affectionate farewell- and I pray to the author of all good that the remnant of your days may be spent in the enjoyment of every blessing designed for man.- To the officers of this House from whose able and faithful services the public and the senate have derived so much benefit. I yet owe my acknowledgements- suffer me then in conclusion to unite them with you in the highest commendation.

On motion of Mr. Brown, Resolved, that a message be sent to the House of Representatives informing them that the senate having completed the business before them are now ready to adjourn sine die On motion of Mr. Powell the President then adjourned the senate without day.

Attest,

  NICH'S DAVIS.

President of the Senate.

F. S. LYON,

Secretary of the Senate.