Wednesday, November 28th, 1827.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. McCamy from the committee on propositions and grievances to which was referred the petition of Pleasant Wright, reported a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Pleasant Wright, which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Barton from the committee on the judiciary to which was referred the petitoin of William W. Garrard reported a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of William W. Garrard, which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Barton form the same committee to which was referred the petition of Henry Box, reported a bill to be entitled an act, for the relief of Henry Box, which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Barton from the same committee to which was referred a resolution on the subject, reported a bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act excluding from suffrage, serving as jurors, and holding offices, such persons as may be convicted of bribery, forgery, perjury and other high crimes and misdemeanors; 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 a third time and passed bills which originated in their House, entitled an act to provide for an extra term of the circuit court of Mobile County, An act to fix and establish the dividing line between the counties of Jefferson & Tuskaloosa, by visible and marked boundaries: An act prescribing the mode of commencing the contest of certain elections, and of procuring evidence therein: An act to emancipate certain slaves therein mentioned and An act to repeal in part and amend the several acts now in force relative to the Port and Harbor of Mobile. In all of 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.

Mr. Casey offered the following resolutions:

1. Resolved, That a committee on the public buildings be instructed to inquire into and report to this House, the probable cost of the State House according to the plan adopted at the last session.

2. Resolved, Further that the said committee be instructed to inform the commissioners appointed by the last General Assembly to contract for the building of the State House, to suspend making any further contracts until the plan be revised or further instructions be given them.

3. Resolved, Further that the said committee obtain from the Architect a plan of a building which will not exceed the appropriation made at the last session.

4. Resolved, Further that the committee ascertain for what Salary the Architect can be obtained.

Mr. Crabb moved to strike out the third resolution offered by Mr. Casey, which was lost.

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The question was then put on the adoption of the first resolution offered by Mr. Casey and determined in the affirmative.

The question was also put on the adoption of the second resolution offered by Mr. Casey and determined in the negative.

Mr. Hubbard moved to amend the 3d resolution offered by Mr. Casey by striking out all after the word “Architect,” and inserting the following “a suitable plan which shall be nearest in amount of cost to the amount of the appropriation of the last session of the General Assembly.”

Mr. Powell moved to amend the amendments offered by Mr. Hubbard by inserting after the word ‘plan,’ the words “suitable to the dignity and corresponding with the general convenience of the State;” which was rejected.

A division of the question on Mr. Hubbards motion to amend the resolution being called for, the question was put on striking out the words proposed by him to be stricken out and determined in the affirmative.

The question was then put on agreeing to Mr. Hubbards proposition to insert the word above mentioned and declared in the affirmative.

Mr. Jackson moved to amend the 3d resolution by adding at the end thereof the following “and that the estimates of the cost of the different materials required for said building, and the workmanship for completing the same with the calculation upon which such estimates are founded shall accompany the plan or plans furnished by said Architect,” which was carried.

The third resolution as amended was then agreed to.

The question was then put on the adoption of the fourth resolution offered by Mr. Casey and determined in the affirmative.

Mr. Casey offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the committee on county boundaries be instructed to enquire into and report to the Senate whether any of the counties in this State, formed since the adoption of the constitution, are not constitutional which was rejected.

Mr. Brown introduced a bill to be entitled, An act to give Justices of the peace jurisdiction of certain contracts therein named, which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Powell offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the committee of roads, bridges and ferries, be instructed to examine into the law providing for the opening of new roads; and the mode pointed out for the apportionment of hands to work on such new roads, and it considered necessary to report a bill more particularly defining the same which was adopted.

Mr. Casey offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the committee on county boundaries enquire and report to the Senate whether the counties of Bibb and Pickens, are constitutional, which was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Abercrombie, ordered that Messrs. Casey and Powell, be added to the committee on county boundaries.

Ordered that Mr. Sullivan be added to the same committee.

Mr. Brown introduced a bill to be entitled an act to authorize John Smith of Jefferson County to emancipate a certain slave therein named; which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act relative to the satisfaction of executions, and the service of warrants and, An act to authorise William R. Howze to bring into this state the slaves of Susanna B. Howze, were severally read the second time and referred to the committee on the judiciary to consider and report thereon.


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A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Town of Blountsville in the county of Blount, was read the second time and ordered to a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. McCamy introduced a bill to be entitled an act to repeal the first section of an act entitled an act requiring the Judges of the circuit courts to alternate and for other purposes, approved the 14th January 1826 and for other purposes, which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

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