Friday, Nov. 23d, 1827.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

A message from the House of Reprs. by Mr. McClellan their engrossing clerk.- Mr. President the House of Representatives concur in the Resolution of your honorable body appointing a committee to wait on his Excellency John Murphy the Governor elect and notify him of his election to the office of Governor for the ensuing two years and to ascertain from him when it will suit his convenience to take the oaths of office, and have appointed on their part Messrs. Kelly, McVay, of Laud. and Ross.

Mr. Casey offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Judiciary committee be instructed to report a bill requiring the circuit Judges to attend on the first day of the court, and in the event of their failing to attend and open the court on the first day of the term by 4 o'clock in the evening, that the Sheriff shall be required to adjourn the court to the next stated period.

Mr. Hubbard moved that the resolution lie on the table: which was lost.

The question was then put on the adoption of the resolution and determined in the affirmative.

Mr. Hubbard offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Judiciary committee be instructed to report a bill regulating the mode by which the Governor shall exercise the prerogative of granting reprieves and pardons and remitting forfeitures; which was adopted.

Mr. Crabb offered the following resolution: Resolved, That with the concurrence of the House of Representatives of the Senate will convene at the hour of 2 o'clock on Monday next in the Hall of the House of Representatives, for the purpose of electing a State Printer for the ensuing year, and that the House of Representatives be informed thereof; which was adopted.

Mr. Sullivan from the joint committee appointed to wait on his Excellency John Murphy, and notify him of his election to the office of Governor, and ascertain when it would suit his convenience to take the necessary oaths of office, reported that the committee had performed that duty, and received for answer from the Governor that he would be ready to take the oaths of office on Monday next at the hour of 12 o'clock.

Mr. President laid before the Senate a communication from Samuel Pickens, Esq. containing an expose of the disbursements made from the contingent fund, to whom paid, and for what services; which was read and laid on the table.

A bill to be entitled, an act to provide a more summary mode for the trial of assaults and batteries, was read the second time and reported, to the committee on the Judiciary to consider, and report thereon.

On motion of Mr. Casey the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the Governors message, Mr. Casey in the chair and after some time spent in the consideration thereof, the committee rose.- Mr. President resumed the chair and Mr. Casey reported the following Resolutions.

1. Resolved, That so much of the Governors message as relates to the existing state of distress and embarrassment be referred to a special committee.

2. Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the failure of the Tombeckbee Bank, to pay its notes in specie, be referred to a special committee.


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3. Resolved, That so much of the Governors message as relates in the instructions given by the Governor to the Solicitor of the first judicial circuit to institute proceedings in the nature a of Quo Warranto; against the Tombeckbe Bank be referred to the judiciary committee.

4. Resolved, That so much of the Governors Message a relates to a revision of the criminal law be referred to the committee on the judiciary.

5. Resolved, That so much of the Governors message as relates to an increase of the salaries of the Judges of the circuit courts, and the solicitors be referred to the judiciary committee.

6. Resolved, That so much of the Governors message as relates to a report of the cases adjudicated in the Supreme Court of this State be referred to the committee on the judiciary.

7. Resolved, That so much of the Governors message as relates to the subject of education and the location of the University be referred to  the committee on Schools and colleges and school and college lands.

8th. Resolved, That so much of the Governors message as relates to the quota of arms due to this state from the general government, and the distribution of the same be referred to the military committee.

9th.  Resolved, That so much of the Governors message as relates to the protecting duties which occupied the last and are expected to occupy the next session of Congress be referred to a special committee.

10th.  Resolved, That so much of the Governors message as relates to the subject of internal improvement be referred to the committee on Inland Navigation.

11th.  Resolved, That so much of the Governors message as relates to agriculture be referred to a special committee.

12th.  Resolved, That so much of the Governors message as relates to the State Bank be referred to the standing committee on that subject-- all of which were severally read and adopted.

Agreeably to the 1st Resolution Mr. President appointed a special committee to consist of Messrs. Hubbard, Casey, and Sullivan.

Agreeably to the 2d Resolution Mr. President appointed a special committee to consist of Messrs. Jackson, Casey and Earle.

Agreeably to the 9th Resolution Mr. President appointed a special committee to consist of Messrs Hubbard, Sullivan and Barton.

Agreeably to the 11th Resolution Mr. President appointed a special committee to consist of Messrs. Merriwether, Evans and Casey.

Mr. Hubbard offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the judiciary committee be instructed to report a bill regulating the cases in which deductions shall be made from the salaries of public officers for neglect of duty in their official capacities and the amount of such deduction which was adopted.

Mr. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote on the adoption of the above Resolution which was carried. Mr. Jackson then moved to amend the resolution by striking out all after the word Resolved and inserting the following, that the Judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of regulating the cases in which deductions shall be made from the salaries of public officers for neglect of duty in their official capacities and the amount of such deduction and also into the propriety of compelling the Judges of the several circuit courts to attend on the first day of each term at the several places for holding courts and to report by bill or otherwise which was carried.

The Resolution as amended was then adopted.

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Mr. Jones introduced Joint Resolutions proposing amendments to the constitution of the state of Alabama, which were read and ordered to a second reading tomorrow.

Mr. Crabb, offered the following resolution: Resolved, by the senate that with the concurrence of the House of Representatives, it shall be the duty of the military standing committees of the two Houses of the General Assembly, to examine the State Arsenal and to report the number and situation of the public arms therein which was adopted.

Mr. Sullivan offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Judiciary committee be instructed to enquire into and report to the Senate whether the act providing for electing electors, to vote for the President and Vice President of the United States, has not expired by its own limitation and report whether it is necessary to revive the same with such amendments as may be deemed essential: which was adopted.

Mr. Powell, offered the following resolution.  Resolved, That the Senate will on Saturday the 24th inst. at 12 o'clock M. proceed to the election of a committee on the part of the Senate to act with such committee as may be appointed by the House of Representatives, for the purpose of examining into the condition of the Bank of the State of Alabama, pursuant to the provisions of an act entitled "An act to amend the Charter of the Bank of the State of Alabama, and that the House of Representatives be informed thereof"-- which was adopted.

Mr. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote of the Senate on the adoption of the resolution offered by Mr. Casey, instructing the judiciary committee to report a bill requiring the Judges of the circuit courts, to attend on the first day of the courts, which was carried.

Ordered that the Resolution lie on the table and then the Senate adjourned till to-morrow 10 o'clock.