The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. President laid before the Senate a communication from Samuel Pickens, Esq. Comptroller of public accounts, transmitting his annual report on the financial operations of the State for the year ending the 26th, November 1827 which was read.
Ordered that the report lie on the table, and that five hundred copies thereof be printed for the use of the Senate.
Mr. Ashe presented the account of the Sheriff of St. Clair County against the State, which was referred to the committee on acct's & claims.
A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Tunstall their clerk. -- Mr. President, The House of Representatives have passed bills which originated in their House entitled an act to incorporate the Town of Blountsville in the county of Blount, and an act to authorise Isham R. Houze to bring to this State the slaves of Susan B. Houze. In which they desire your concurrence.
The Bills mentioned in the foregoing message were severally read the first time in the Senate and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.
Engrossed bills entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Town of Florence in the State of Alabama, and an act for the relief of William Furgason, were severally read the third time and passed.
Ordered that the titles of the bills be as aforesaid, and that they be reported to the House of Representatives for concurrence.
Mr. Crabb introduced a bill to be entitled an act relative to the satisfaction of executions and the service of warrants which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.
Mr. Sullivan offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the President & Directors of the Bank of the State of Alabama, be requested to report to the Senate the different items of real estate belonging to said institution, how situated, at what prices purchased, and what sum or sums have been paid for the same, and what sum or sums may be, or become due from said institution or any contract or contracts for the purchase of any real or personal estate or improvement thereon.
Mr. Hubbard offered the following amendments to the resolution, 'and if any contracts have been made for the purchase of real estate and erecting a Banking House thereon that the said President and Directors be
requested to state by what authority the same have been made, which was adopted.
The Resolution as amended was then agreed to.
Mr. Abercrombie offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the propriety of requiring Justices of the Peace to give bond and security for the proper and faithful discharge of the duties of their office which was adopted.
And then the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.