Saturday, Dec. 18, 1824.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Murphy from the committee on schools and college lands made the following report:

The committee on schools and colleges, and school and college lands to whom was referred the Resolution, to inquire into the expediency of explaining, amending and simplifying the law respecting the 16th section of land appropriated for the use of schools in the several townships in this state, very respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and are of opinion that altho’ the present laws may be susceptible of further explanation, simplification and amendment, the experience of the operation of the laws for some reasonable length of time, will furnish the best data upon which these objects shall be accomplished; they therefore believe that it is not expedient to attempt any thing on this subject at the present session, which was concurred in.

Mr. Crabb from the committee on county boundaries, to which was referred a bill to be entitled an ct to alter and establish the boundary line between certain counties named, Reported the same without amendment.  Ordered, that the bill be read the 3d time on tomorrow.

Mr. Moore from the special committee, to which was referred a resolution from the Senate instructing them to inquire into the expediency of establishing a branch of the bank of the state of Alabama, reported a bill to be entitled an act to establish an office of discount and deposit of the bank of the state of Alabama, which was read the first time.  On motion, the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days was dispensed with, and the bill was read the 2d time forthwith.  Mr. Hopkins moved to strike out the second section of said bill, and insert therein the following: that as soon as the president and directors of the bank of the state of Alabama shall receive two hundred thousand dollars in specie of the capital of said bank, they are hereby authorised and required in behalf of the state to set apart one hundred thousand dollars thereof, which sum last aforesaid shall constitute the capital of the branch bank of the state of Alabama, hereby established.  Mr. Bibb moved that the bill together with the amendments lie on the table till the first day of the session of the next General Assembly, which was lost.  yeas 6, nays 12.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Bibb, Coats, Devereux, McCamy, Sullivan, Wood- 6.

Those who voted in the negative, are, Messrs. President, Casey, Conner, Crabb, Hopkins, McCamy, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, Shackleford, Smith, Taggert- 12.

Ordered, that the bill and amendment lie on the table, and that one hundred copies thereof be printed for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Casey called up a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the payment of slaves executed in pursuance of law.  Mr. McCamy offered the following amendment to the bill.  And be it further enacted, that the slaves contemplated to be paid for this act shall not be so construed as to extend its benefits to the payment of slaves executed in pursuance of this act, when neither master nor slave is settled in this state.  Mr. Sullivan moved to amend the amendment by adding in cases of rebellion or insurrection, or after the words, in pursuance of


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this act, in the amendment which was carried.  The question was then put on the adoption of the amendment offered by Mr. McCamy and decided in the affirmative.  Ordered, that the bill be made the order of the day for a 3d reading on Monday next.  Mr. Taggert called up an engrossed bill to be entitled an act amendatory to the several laws now in force for the relief of insolvent debtors, the bill was then read a 2d time and passed.  Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid, and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

Mr. Conner offered the following resolution, Resolved, that a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate to act with such committee, as may be appointed in the House of Representatives to examine and report to each house, what bills now under the consideration of the General Assembly are essentially necessary to be passed at the present session, which was rejected.   Mr. Moore from the committee on enrolled bills, Reported as duly enrolled an act to declare Beaver Creek in Wilcox county a public highway, and an act the more effectually to ensure the testimony of absent witnesses by interrogatories, which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

Mr. Powell presented the account of Allen Roberts, which was referred to the committee on accounts and claims.

A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act to authorise Young A. Gray to convey certain real estate therein mentioned, passed December 30, 1823, was read the 3d time and passed.  Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the House therewith, and the Senate adjourned till this evening at three o'clock.

Evening Session.

The following communication was received from the Governor by J. I. Thornton, Esq.

Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives,

The resignation of Henry D. Stone, as judge of the county court of Covington county, was received during the recess of the General Assembly, and John W. Devereux was appointed to fill the vacancy, which executive appointment will expire at the end of our present session.  I am very respectfully.

ISRAEL PICKENS.

Ordered, that the communication lie on the table.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Murray their clerk- Mr. President, the House of Representatives have read three times and passed bills originating in your house entitled, An act to alter the times of holding the county courts of Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Madison, Green, and St. Clair counties, and have amended the same in the following manner, to wit: in the 1st section and 5th line, after the word 'year,' by inserting the accompanying words; also in the 1st section after the words 'January next, by inserting the accompanying words, and by two additional sections; they have also amended the title of the same: in which amendments they desire your concurrence, They have also adopted the following resolution: Resolved that the Senate be invited to assembly in the representative hall for the purpose of electing twelve Trustees to the State University, agreeable to a joint resolution on that subject, and that the west end of the hall be appropriated to their reception.

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of Representatives, and after having taken the seats assigned them, Mr. President arose and announced the object of the meeting.

When the two Houses proceeded to the election of two Trustees of the state University from the first judicial circuit- William Crawford and James Dellett, Esqrs. being in nomination --  the votes stood thus:

For Mr. Crawford 74- Mr. Dellett 74.

Those who voted for Mr. Crawford, are,

Mr. President

Smith

Cunningham

McVay

Pickett

Bibb

Sullivan

Dale

McCord

Rather

Casey

Taggert

Dickinson

Mead

Ruffin

Coats

wood

Dinsmore

Merriwether

Shackleford

Conner

Mr. Speaker

Edmondson

Metcalf

Shotwell

Crabb

Abercrombie

Exum

Miller

Skinner

Devereux

Bagby

Farrar

Moore of M.

Tapscot

Hopkins

Barton

Fleming

Moore of Ma.

Tindall

McCamy

Baxter

Fluker

Moore of Mo.

Vining

Metcalf

Byler

Gaines

Morton

Weissinger

Moore

Camp

Green

Hill

Oliver

Murphy

Coleman

Jones

Perkins

White

McVay

Cook

Lanier

Peyton

Worthington- 74.

Powell

Creagh

Mardis

Pickens of D.

Watson

Shackleford

Crenshaw

Martin

Pickens of G.

Those who voted for the James Dellett are those who voted for William Crawford.  Whereupon Mr. Speaker declared William Crawford and James Dellett duly elected trustees of the University of the state of Alabama for the first judicial circuit for the next ensuing three years.

The two Houses then proceeded to the election of two trustees of the University of Alabama from the 2d judicial circuit- Bolling Hall and Dr. George Phillips, alone being in nomination- the votes stood thus: For Mr. Hall 74- for Mr. Phillips 74.

The Speaker thereupon declared Mr. Hall and Mr. Phillips duly elected trustees of the University of Alabama for the second judicial circuit.  Those who voted for Mr. Hall and Mr. Phillips are the same as those who voted for Mr. Crawford and Mr. Dellett.

The two Houses then proceeded to the election of two trustees of the University of Alabama for the third judicial circuit.  Doct. Jack Shackleford, Hume R. Field, and Henry W. Collier being in nomination- the vote stood thus: For Mr. Shackleford 73, Mr. Field 51, Mr. Collier 21.  Whereupon Mr. Speaker declared Mr. Shackleford and Mr. Field duly elected trustees of the University of Alabama for the third judicial circuit, for the ensuing three years.

Those who voted for Mr. Shackleford, are

Mr. President

Sullivan

Cunningham

McCord

Rather

Bibb

Taggert

Dale

Mead

Ruffin

Casey

Wood

Dickinson

Merriwether

Shackleford

Coats

Mr. Speaker

Dinsmore

Metcalf

Shotwell

Conner

Abercrombie

Edmondson

Miller

Skinner

Crabb

Bagby

Exum

Moore of J.

Tapscot

Devereux

Barton

Fleming

Moore of ma.

Tindall

Hopkins

Baylor

Fluker

Moore of mo.

Vining

McCamy

Baxter

Gaines

Morton

Watson

Metcalfe

Byler

Green

Oliver

Weissinger

Moore

Camp

Hill

Jones

Perkins

Murphy

Coleman

Lanier

Peyton

White- 73.

McVay

Cook

Mardis

Pickens of D.

Worthington

Powell

Creagh

Martin

Pickens of G.

Smith

Crenshaw

McVay

Pickett


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Those who voted for Mr. Field, are

Mr. President

Mr. Speaker

Dickinson

Metcalf

Ruffin

Coats

Abercrombie

Dinsmore

Moore of J.

Shackleford

Conner

Bagby

Edmonson

Moore of ma.

Shotwell

Devereux

Barton

Exum

Moore of mo.

Skinner

Moore

Baylor

Fleming

Morton

Tapscot

Murphy

Baxter

Fluker

Oliver

Tindall

Powell

Camp

Cook

Green

Perkins

Watson

Smith

Creagh

Hill

Jones

Pickens of G.

Worthington

Sullivan

Crenshaw

Mead

Pickett

Weissinger-51.

Taggert

Dale

Merriwether

Rather

Those who voted for Mr. Collier, are

Mr. Casey

Metcalf

Coleman

Martin

Peyton

Crabb

McVay

Cunningham

McVay

Pickens of D.

Hopkins

Wood

Gaines Lanier

McCord

Vining

McCamy

Byler

Mardis

Miller

Watson- 21.

The two houses the proceeded to the election of two trustees of the University of Alabama for the fourth judicial circuit.  Nicholas Davis, Thomas Wooldridge, James Jackson, and Quin Morton being in nomination, the voted stood thus: For Nicholas Davis 73, Thomas, Wooldridge 30, Mr. Jackson 18, Mr. Morton 27.

The speaker thereupon declared Nicholas Davis duly elected a trustee of the University of Alabama, from the 4th judicial circuit, for the ensuing three years.  Those who voted for Mr. Davis, are

Mr. Bibb, Casey, Coats, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, Hopkins, McCamy, Metcalfe, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Baylor, Baxter, Byler, Camp, Coleman, Cook, Creagh, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Dickinson, Dinsmore, Edmondson, Farrar, Fleming, Fluker, Gaines, Green, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, McVay, McCord, Mead, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of mar. Moore of mon. Morton, Oliver, Parham, Perkins, Peyton, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Pickett, Rather, Ruffin, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Watson, Weissinger, White, Worthington. 73.

Those who voted for Mr. Wooldridge are- Mr. Casey, Coats, Crabb, McCamy, Metcalfe, Moore, Murphy, Smith, Wood, Baylor, Crenshaw, Dinsmore, Edmondson, Exum, Farrar, Fluker, Martin, McCord, Merriwether, Metcalf, Moore of J. Moore of mar. Moore of mon, Parham, Perkins, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Shackleford, Skinner, Vining- 30.

Those who voted for Mr. Jackson are- Mr. Conner, Hopkins, McVay, Shackelford, Sullivan, Taggert, Byler, Camp, Cunningham, Exum, Hill, Mardis, McVay, Mead, Miller, Pickett, Shotwell, Worthington- 18.

Those who voted for Mr. Morton are- Mr. Bibb, Devereux, Powell, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Baxter, Coleman, Cook, Dale, Dickinson, Fleming, Gaines, Green, Jones, Lanier, Oliver, Peyton, Rather, Ruffin, Tapscot, Tindall, Watson, Weissinger, White- 27.

The two Houses then proceeded to the election of one other trustee of the University of Alabama from the fourth judicial circuit.  Thomas Wooldridge and Quin Morton alone being in nomination, the vote stood thus: For Mr. Wooldridge 39, Mr. Morton 35.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker declared Mr. Wooldridge duly elected a trustee of the University of Alabama, from the 4th judicial circuit, for the ensuing three years.  Those who voted for Mr. Wooldridge, are

Mr. Casey, Coats, Crabb, McCamy, Metcalf, Moore, Murphy, McVay, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Wood, Baylor, Byler, Crenshaw, Dinsmore, Edmondson, Exum, Farrar, Hill, Mardis, Martin, McVay, McCord, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of mar. Moore of mon. Parham, Perkins, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Pickett, Shackleford, Skinner, Vining, Worthington- 39.

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Those who voted for Mr. Morton are- Mr. Bibb, Conner, Devereux, Hopkins, Powell, Shackleford, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Baxter, Camp, Coleman, Cook, Creagh, Cunningham, Dale, Dickinson, Fleming, Fluker, Gaines, Green, Jones, Lanier, Mead, Oliver, Peyton, Rather, Ruffin, Shotwell, Tapscot, Tindall, Watson, Weissinger, White- 35.

The two Houses then proceeded to the election of two trustees of the University of Alabama from the fifth judicial circuit.  Thomas Fearn and David Moore being alone in nomination, the votes stood thus: For Mr. Fearn 71, Mr. Moore 70.  The Speaker thereupon declared Mr. Fearn and Mr. Moore duly elected trustees of the University of Alabama, from the fifth judicial circuit, for the ensuing three years.  Those who voted for Mr. Fearn, are

Mr. President, Bibb, Casey, Coats, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, Hopkins, McCamy, Metcalf, Murphy, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Barton, Baylor, Baxter, Byler, Camp, Coleman, Cook, Creagh, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Dickinson, Dinsmore, Edmondson, Exum, Farrar, Fluker, Gaines, Green, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, McVay, McCord, Mead, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of Mar. Moore of Mon. Morton, Perkins, Peyton, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Pickett, Rather, Ruffin, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Watson, Weissinger, White, Worthington- 71.

Those who voted for Mr. Moore are the same as those who voted for Mr. Fearn except Mr. Morton, who voted blank.

The two Houses then proceeded to the election of two trustees of the University of Alabama from the sixth judicial district.  Samuel W. Oliver and Clement C. Billingslea alone being in nomination, the votes stood thus: For Samuel. W. Oliver 74, C. C Billingslea 74.

The Speaker thereupon declared Samuel W. Oliver and Clement C. Billingslea duly elected trustees of the University of Alabama, from the sixth judicial circuit, for the ensuing three years.

Those who voted for Mr. Oliver are- Mr. President, Bibb, Casey, Coats, Conner, Crabb, Devereux, Hopkins, McCamy, Metcalf, Murphy, McVay, Powell, Shackleford, Smith, Sullivan, Taggert, Wood, Mr. Speaker, Abercrombie, Bagby, Barton, Baylor, Baxter, Byler, Camp, Coleman, Cook, Creagh, Crenshaw, Cunningham, Dale, Dickinson, Dinsmore, Edmondson, Exum, Farrar, Fleming, Fluker, Gaines, Green, Hill, Jones, Lanier, Mardis, Martin, McVay, McCord, Mead, Merriwether, Metcalf, Miller, Moore of J. Moore of Mar. Moore of Mon. Morton, Parham, Perkins, Peyton, Pickens of D. Pickens of G. Pickett, Rather, Ruffin, Shackleford, Shotwell, Skinner, Tapscot, Tindall, Vining, Watson, Weissinger, White, Worthington- 74.

Those who voted for Mr. Billingslea are the same as those who voted for Mr. Oliver.

The elections having been completed, the Senate withdrew and returned to their own chamber, and Mr. President resumed the chair.

On motion, ordered that the Senate concur in the amendments made by the house of Representatives to the bill entitled an act to alter the time of holding the county courts of Tuscaloosa, Greene, and St. Clair counties.  Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.  Mr. Casey called the petition of Messrs. Gary and Norris, and the documents which accompanied the same. Ordered, that the same be referred to a special committee consisting of Messrs. Powell, Wood, and Mr. McCamy, to consider and report thereon, and then the Senate adjourned till Monday morning at ten o'clock.