Saturday, Dec. 10, 1825. The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Ash presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Blount county, praying that the town of Blountsville in said county, may be incorporated, which was read and referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Ash., Crawford and Casey to consider and report thereon.
Mr. Ash also presented the petition of W. Little, adm'r of James Loving, deceased, praying the passage of a law authorizing him to sell certain real property belonging to said estate, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary to consider report thereon.
Mr. Powell presented the petition of John H. Campbell praying that the execution of a judgment obtained against him by the Comptroller of pubic accounts may be suspended till the first day of January 1827, upon his securing the debt, which was read and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances to consider and report thereon.
A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Coosawda academy was read the 2d time. Ordered that the bill be engrossed and made the order of the day for a 3d reading on Tuesday next.
An engrossed bill to be entitled an act the better to organize the militia of the counties of Covington and Dale was read the 3d time. Ordered that the bill lie on the table.
Mr. Ambercrombie, who voted in the majority on the passage of the bill entitled an act to repeal in part an act, entitled an act for the punishment of crimes and misdemeanors, moved to reconsider the vote of the senate on the passage of said bill, which was carried. Ordered, that the bill be referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Abercrombie, Crawford, and Clay.
Mr. Powell, from the joint committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled an act for the relief of Hiram Shortridge, which was accordingly signed by Mr. President. And then the Senate adjourned till tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.