The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Powell presented the account of James Knox, which was ordered to be referred to a committee of accounts and claims.
Mr. Taggert from the special committee to which was referred the bill to be entitled, an act to alter and amend an act authorising the judge of the county court of Mobile county to appoint a public weigher in the city of Mobile, Reported the same as amended; which was concurred in. Ordered that said bill be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.
Mr. Taggert from the special committee to which was referred the bill to be entitled an act for improving the navigation of the port and harbor of Mobile made the following report, the committee report the bill without amendment, excepting that the committee recommend that foreign vessels should pay the same duty on their tonnage as American vessels are required to pay the bill, Mr. Murphy moved to amend the bill in conformity with said report, by striking out fifteen and inserting ten, so as to make the duty on foreign vessels ten per cent per ton, which was carried. The bill was then read the 3d time as amended and passed. Ordered that the secretary acquaint the House therewith.
Mr. Wood from the military committee to which was referred the report of the quarter master general, made the following report:- The military committee to which was referred the report of the quarter master general have had the same under consideration and beg leave to report, they recommend an appropriation for repairing the roof of the arsenal and for the purchase of baize to line the boxes containing the public arms, and that the quarter master general be authorised to carry the same into effect. (Signed) JOHN WOOD, Chairman.
Ordered that the Senate concur in said report; ordered that the said report of the quarter master general be spread upon the journal of the Senate, which said report is as follows, to wit:
Report of camp equipage, Quarter-master General's stores, &c. in possession of Col Matthew D. Thomason, Quar.-master General for the state of Alabama,
W. Tents, C. Tents, Tent Poles, Camp Kettles, Knapsacks, Haversacks, Pick axes, Falling axes, Spades and Shovels, none. 823 muskets- 823 bayonets- 774 belts- 781 boxes- powder, cartridges bar lead and cannon, none- 600 flints- 8 lbs. ball and shot- 240 pistols- 25 screw-drivers- 120 sabres for cavalry- 120 belts- 120 belt plates, all in good order. 4 muskets, damaged
104 muskets and bayonets, transmitted to Huntsville, by order of the Governor in Nov. 1821.
70 do. do. transmitted to Claiborne, by order of Gov. in Aug. 1822.
32 do. do. yet in possession of the Cahawba Guards.
70 do. do. forwarded to Tuscaloosa, under the act of 1822, in obedience to the order of Capt. Griffin, captain of a volunteer company.
Total- 1143 muskets- 1139 bayonets- 774 belts- 781 boxes- 600 flints-- 8 lbs. ball and shot- 240 pistols- 25 screw drivers- 120 sabres for cavalry- 120 belts do.- 120 belt plates do.
I do hereby certify on honor that the above report exhibits a true statement of all the camp equipage, quarter-master general's stores and ordnance belonging to the state of Alabama, agreeably to the returns made to me this 24th of November, 1824 (Signed.) MATTHEW D. THOMASON, Q.M.G. of state of Ala.
Mr. Wood from the military committee to which was referred the petition of a company of light infantry in Montgomery county, praying to be furnished with arms at the expense of the state, for the use of the said company, reported that said committee have had the same under consideration and beg leave to report that they think it inexpedient to grant the prayer of the petitioners.
Which report was concurred in.
Mr. Casey from the committee on roads, bridges and ferries, to which was referred the bill entitled, an act to exempt the citizens of the town of Elyton, in Jefferson county, and the town of Sommerville in Morgan county, and the town of Tuscumbia, in Franklin county, from working on roads beyond the limits of said towns, Reported the same without amendment. The bill was then read the third time and passed. Ordered that the secretary acquaint the House therewith.
Mr. Crabb obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to amend the attachment of laws of this state, which was read the first time and ordered to be read the second time on tomorrow.
Mr. Bibb obtained leave to introduce a resolution entitled, resolution in relation to the boundary line between the states of Alabama and Georgia; which was read the first time and ordered to be read the second time on tomorrow.
A bill to be entitled, an act to alter the place of selling lands and negroes by the sheriff of Bibb county in certain cases; and an act authorising and empowering the school commissioners of the 16th section, fourth township, 7th range. in the district of lands sold at Huntsville, to lease a small part thereof for the purpose of having a mill erected thereon, were severally the second time. Ordered, that said bills be made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.
A bill to be entitled an act to authorise the representatives of Malachi Gould, deceased, to sell certain real estate and for other purposes, was read the second time. Ordered that said bill be laid on the table.
A bill to be entitled an act to repeal in part and amend an act, passed December 17th, 1823, authorising Matthew Harberson, administrator of Samuel Harberson, deceased, to make conveyance of a certain tract of land therein named, was read the second time, and ordered to be read the third time on tomorrow.
Joint Resolution authorising the Comptroller of public accounts to issue his warrant in favor of Edward Herndon for services rendered
as assistant adjutant general was read the 2d time. Ordered that said Resolution together with the accompanying documents, be referred to the military committee.
A bill to be entitled an act appointing agents to select a certain quarter section of land of the county of Shelby, and for other purposes was read the 2d line.
Mr. Wood moved to amend the bill by striking out the names of Peyton, King, Samuel S. Earle, and John N. Lane, who were named in the bill as agents for Jefferson county, and by inserting the names of Robert Eubank, Isaac Brown, and John Smith. Mr. Coats offered the following amendment to said bill &c. And be it further enacted that Dabney McGee, Alexander McAlpin and E. Clements, be, and they are hereby appointed agents for the county of Greene, who shall select a quarter section of land for said county, under the same rules and regulations as prescribed in the act for the government of agents in the county of Shelby; and said agents for the county of Greene shall have power and authority to draw on the county treasury of said county for such sum or sums of money, as may be necessary to procure said quarter section of land for the benefit of the county aforesaid. Sec. And be it further enacted, that in case of the death or refusal to act of any of the aforesaid commissioners, the judge of the county court shall fill such vacancy, which was adopted. Ordered, that said bill be laid upon the table.
A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act, entitled an act to amend an act, to establish a public road from Ditto's landing to Marston Meads was read the second time and ordered to lie on the table. Joint resolution authorising and requiring the Governor to issue arms to volunteer companies of Infantry therein named, was read the second time Mr. Sullivan moved that the further consideration of said resolution be postponed till the 1st day of February next; which was carried.
Mr. Crabb called up the bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Joseph Burleson. The bill was then read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.
And then the Senate adjourned till tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.