The senate met pursuant to adjournment.
On motion of Mr. Watkins the report of the committee of the whole on the bill to establish certain counties therein named, was taken up when the amendments were severally read, and on the question severally put thereupon, agreed to by the senate.
On motion of Mr. Chambers, ordered that the word Fairfield in the 5th section be stricken out and the word Butler inserted in lieu thereof.
On motion of Mr. Chambers, ordered that the word Chactawhatcha, be stricken out and the word Henry inserted in the sixth section.
Message from the house of representatives by messrs Weedon and Vaughan; the house of representatives have appointed messrs Everett and King a committee to wait on his Excellency the Governor, with such committee as may have been appointed by the same and inform him of the election of John W. Walker and William R. King senators to the Congress of the United States.
On motion of Mr. Moore ordered that the blank in
the 17th section of the bill to establish certain counties therein named be filled with the word Jefferson.
On motion of Mr. Casey, ordered that said bill be engrossed with the amendments and read the third time on Monday next.
On motion of Mr. Garth, the senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole on sundry bills, orders of the day for to-day, Mr. Watkins in the chair, and after some time spent therein Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Watkins reported that the committee of the whole on sundry bills, orders of the day, had according to order had the same under consideration, and made some progress therein, but not having time to go through with the same had directed him to report progress and ask leave to sit again: which was granted.
On motion of Mr. Moore, the message of the house of representatives of yesterday, proposing to amend the resolutions of the senate of Tuesday last approbating the conduct of the major gen. Andrew Jackson, was taken up, when Mr.. Moore moved that the senate do now concur in said amendment.
Mr. Garth moved to amend said amendment by inserting after the words "Seminole Indians" the following to-wit: "that he is more particularly entitled to the administration and affection of the citizens of this state, because by his military skill and indefatigable exertions our exposed frontiers have been saved from savage inroads, and the inhabitants from indiscriminate slaughter.
3. Resolved, that this whole course during his military career, receive our entire approbation.
4. Resolved, that his visit to this place at this time affords us the livliest satisfaction; as it enables us to express to him the high sense we entertain of his services, and our perfect confidence in his talents, integrity and patriotism."
The motion of Mr. Moore being entitled to precedence the question recurred on said motion that the sen-
ate do now concur. The ayes and noes being called for, those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs Farmer, Chambers, Gause, Hogg, Hanby, Herbert, Metcalf, Moore, Rose, and Ware- 10.
Those who voted in the negative are Messrs President, Casey, Conner, Garth, Hodges, Harwell, Ringgold, Sims, Terrell, Trotter and Watkins, -11.
Said motion passed in the negative : yeas 10, noes 11.
Mr Moore, from the committee appointed to wait on his Excellency the Governor and inform him of the election of John W. Walker, and Wm. R. King as senators to the Congress of the United States, reported that the committee had performed that service.
The senate adjourned until Monday 12 o'clock.