The senate met pursuant to adjournment.
On motion of Mr. Casey ordered that Mr. Terrel be added to the committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Farmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill to prevent the practice of duelling which was read the first time- and
On motion of Mr. Moore ordered to be read the second time, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.
Mr. Rose proposed the adoption of the following resolutions as amendments to the constitution of this state,
Resolved, by the senate and house of representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened, two thirds concurring therein, that the following amendment to the 13th section of the 5th article of the consti-
tution, be proposed to the people of this state. The Judges of the several courts in this state, shall hold their office for and during the term of four years from the period of their election and until their successors are duly qualified; and for willful neglect of duty, or other reasonable causes, the Governor shall remove any of them, on the address of two thirds of each house of the General Assembly, and in all such cases, the vote shall be taken by yeas and nays and entered on the journals of each house respectively.
Said resolution was read the first time.
Mr. Rose moved that said resolution be made the order of the day on tomorrow for a second reading, when the ayes and noes being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Chambers, Hogg, Hanby, Herbert, Moore, Rose, Ringgold and Terrell, -8.
Those who voted in the negative, are, Messrs. President, Casey, Farmer, Gause, Hodges, Harwell, Metcalf, Sims, Trotter and Ware, -10. Said motion passed in the negative. Yeas 8, Nays 10.
A point of order having been made on this question "whether to negative a motion to read the 2d time and make it the order of the day tomorrow" be equivalent to a rejection.
The further consideration of said resolution was postponed until tomorrow.
A message from the house of representatives by Messrs Dillahunty and Winston.
Mr. President The house of representatives have read the third and last time a bill to establish the town of Triana, and incorporate its trustees. As also a bill to authorize the administratrix and administrator of Daniel W. Michaux, deceased, to sell real estate therein named.
A bill to establish the town of Triana and incorporate its Trustees, was read the first time.
On motion of Mr. Moore, ordered that said bill be made the order of the day on tomorrow for a second reading.
A bill to authorize the adminstratrix and administrator of Daniel W. Michaux, deceased to sell certain real estate therein named, was read the first time and made the order of the day for a second reading on Monday next.
Mr. Watkins from the committee appointed on so much of His Ex. the Governor's message as relates to the division of counties, reported, A bill to establish certain counties therein named, which was read the first time.
Mr. Casey moved that the rule which requires every bill to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that said bill be read a second time forthwith: which passed in the negative.
On motion of Mr. Watkins, ordered that said bill be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.
On motion or Mr. Terrell, Resolved, that a committee be appointed, to prepare and report a bill making investigation and disposition of salt springs in this state, if any there be, in conformity with the second proposition of the sixth section of the act of Congress relative to the admission of the Territory of Alabama into the Union as a State -- whereupon Messrs. Terrell, Casey, and Metcalf, were appointed.
Mr Metcalf, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of William Russell, sen., and Joshua Gotcher, reported a bill to be entitled an act authorizing William Russell sen., and Joshua Gotcher to sell certain lands therein named : which was read the first time.
On motion of Mr. Terrell, ordered that said bill be made the order of the day for Thursday next on its second reading.
The senate adjourned until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.