Friday, November 28.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Moore presented the petition of Martin Hogan, a man of colour praying to be emancipated; which was referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Moore, Bibb and Metcalf.

Mr. Powell presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Tuskaloosa; which was referred to the committee on roads, bridges and ferries.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Dodson:

Mr. President --- I am instructed by the House of Representatives, to inform your honorable body, that they concur in the resolution of your honorable body, appointing a committee to act with such committee may be appointed by this House, to examine the documents in relation superintending the printing of the Digest, and making the index to the same. They have appointed on their part, Messrs. Oliver, Creagh, Moore of Jackson and Mardis.

They have also adopted the following resolution, in which, they desire your concurrence; ---  Resolved, That the Senate and House of Representatives, will assemble in the Representative Hall to-morrow at 11 o'clock for the purpose of electing an adjutant general.


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Mr. Moore laid before the Senate the decree of the circuit court of Madison county, exercising chancery jurisdiction in the case of John Hamblin vs. Hannah Hamblin; which was referred to the committee on divorce and alimony.

Mr. Bibb from the special committee, to whom was referred the petition of Nancy Powell, praying for emancipation; reported, that the evidence accompanying said petition, is not of sufficient validity to authorize the committee to grant the prayer of the petitioner; which was ordered to lie upon the table.

On motion of Mr. Powell, Ordered, That the resolution from the House of Representatives proposing to go into the election of an adjutant general this day, at 11 o'clock be laid upon the table.

On motion of Mr. Sullivan, Resolved, That a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, in order to obtain the opinion of the General Assembly, whether it will be necessary for the General Assembly under the provisions of the constitution to elect solicitors who were appointed to fill vacancies at the last session, and whether the solicitors elected to fill vacancies shall hold their offices for the term of four years from the date of their elections respectively; whereupon, Messrs. Sullivan, Hopkins and Bibb, were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate; Ordered, That the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith and desire their concurrence.

Mr. McVay offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the military committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of abolishing the office of brigade major and of relieving the state from the expense of that office; which was rejected.

On motion of Mr. Shackleford, Resolved, That the committee on inland navigation be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the improvement of the navigation of the Coosa and Cahawba rivers.

Mr. Armstrong presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the city of Mobile, praying an alteration in the law compelling witnesses to attend courts at a remote distance from their residence; which was read and ordered to lie upon the table.

On motion of Mr. Powell, the above named petition and the bill to be entitled an act more effectually to obtain the testimony of absent witnesses by interrogatories; were taken up, and referred to a special committee consisting of Messrs. Armstrong, Murphy & Casey.

A bill to be entitled an act to repeal in part, an act, entitled an act to establish a bank in the town of Mobile, passed 20th November 1818; was read the second time and committed to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Murphy, Armstrong and Moore, to examine and report thereon.

A bill, to be entitled an act to repeal an act, entitled an act expressing the gratitude of the state of Alabama for services rendered by Samuel Dale to this state, passed December the 15th, 1821, was read the second time.

Mr. Armstrong moved, that the further consideration of said bill be indefinitely postponed, and on the question being put, it was decided in the negative. Yeas 9 --- Nays 10.

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Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Mr. President

Bibb

Devereux

Murphy

Smith    9.

Armstrong

Casey

Hopkins

Shackleford

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Mr. Coats

McCamy

McVay

Wood --- 10.

Conner

Metcalf

Powell

Crabb

Moore

Sullivan

Ordered, That said bill be committed to a special committee consisting of Messrs. Sullivan, Moore and Wood, to examine and report thereon.

A bill, from the House of Representatives, entitled, an act refunding the Benjamin Sherrod, taxes improperly paid, was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

On motion of Mr. Casey, Resolved, That a special committee be appointed to examine the debts due to the state form the rent of the ferries and reserved lands adjoining the town of Cahawba; and report a bill providing for the collection of the same; whereupon, Messrs. Casey, Powell and McVay were appointed.

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