The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Moore presented the petition of sundry citizens of Huntsville praying an extension of the limits of said town, which was read and referred to the committee of propositions and grievances.
Mr. Seabury, senator from the county of Mobile, appeared and took his seat.
Mr. Farmer moved for and obtained leave to introduce a bill prescribing the duties of certain public officers, which was read the first time. Ordered, that said bill be read the second time on to-morrow.
A message by Henry Hitchcock, Esq. secretary of state :-- Mr. President: His Excellency the Governor, has instructed me to inform you that he did on the 26th instant, approve and sign an act to incorporate the town of Claiborne in the county of Monroe.
An act to authorize William Russell and Joshua Gotcher to sell certain real estate therein mentioned; and on the 27th instant, an act to authorize John Bethany to emancipate certain slaves therein named- which originated in the senate.
Mr. Moore, called for the order of the day on a bill concerning forth-coming and replevy bonds; and on the question being taken thereupon it passed in the negative.
A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Creagh --Mr. President: The house of representatives have passed an act for the government of the town of Cahawba, with an amendment, to which they desire your concurrence. I am also instructed to inform your hon. body, that the house of representatives will be ready to receive the members of the senate, at 3 o'clock this afternoon for the purpose of going into the election of adjutant general, quarter-master general, a comptroller a treasurer, and secretary of state.
Mr. Moore moved that the resolution of the house of representatives of thursday last, proposing to go in said election, be taken up--and on the question being taken thereupon it passed in the affirmative.
Mr. Moore moved to amend said resolution by striking it out from the word "resolved" and inserting in lieu thereof the following -- "that the house of representatives will, with the concurrence of the senate, receive them in the representatives chamber, at the hour of 3 o'clock this afternoon, for the purpose of proceeding to the election of the following officers, to-wit: five persons to fill the offices of circuit court judges of this state, commencing at No. 1, and proceeding in numerical order, until the five circuits are filled- four solicitors, an attorney general, a secretary of state, a comptroller, treasurer, adjutant general, and quarter master general-- and that the elections for those officers shall be taken up in the manner in which they stand arranged in this resolution.
Mr. Casey moved to strike out the words 'circuit judges; and on the question being taken thereupon, it passed in the negative.
The question was then taken upon the motion of Mr. Moore to amend, when the senate being equally divided, Mr. President voted in the negative.
Ordered that the senate concur in the proposition made by the house of representatives, to go into said elections this evening at 3 o'clock, and that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.
Mr. Garth, from the select committee to which was committed, a bill to prevent frauds and fraudulent combinations in the sales of public lands in this state, reported said bill amended, which was read the first time- Ordered that said bill be read the second time on to-morrow.
A bill to incorporate the town of Moulton, was taken up, read the third time and passed. Ordered that the title of said bill, be an act to incorporate the town of Moulton.
On motion of Mr. Sims, a bill to affix salaries to certain offices in this state, which was taken up, read the third time and on the question that said bill do now pass the yeas and nays being called for, it passed in the affirmative, yeas 14, nays 8.
Those who voted in the affirmative are, messrs. President, Casey, Chambers, Conner, Farmer, Garth, Harwell, Herbert, Ringgold, Sims, Trotter, Watkins, Ware and Seabury. Those who voted in the negative are messrs Gause, Hanby, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalfe, Moore, Rose and Terrell.
Message from the house of representatives by Mr. Tate, their clerk.
Mr. President, The house of representatives have passed a resolution to appoint a committee to draft a memorial to the Congress of the United States, praying an extension of the time of payment for lands purchased within this state, and have appointed for that purpose, messrs. Byler, Winston and Perkins.
Mr. Casey moved to reconsider the vote on the proprosition of the house of representatives, to meet this evening in their chamber, for the purpose of going into certain elections, and on the question being taken thereupon, it passed in the negative.
Mr. Garth moved to reconsider the resolution so far as it respects the election of Adjutant General and Quarter-master, and on the question being taking thereupon it passed in the negative.
A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Tate, their clerk.
Mr. President -- The house of representatives are now ready to receive the senate for the purpose of going into the election of Adjutant General, Quarter Master General, Comptroller, Treasurer, and Secretary of State.
On motion of Mr. Rose, the senate repaired in the representative chamber, preceded by their secretary, and after having taken the seats assigned, Mr. President arose and announced the object of the meeting-- when Mr. Moors moved that the senate do now withdraw, whereupon the members of the senate withdrew and retired to their own chamber; Mr. President having taken the chair.
On motion the senate adjourned until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.