Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1825.  The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Crawford from the committee on the judiciary to which was referred the petition of Mourning Chesney, reported that the prayer of the petition is unreasonable and ought not to be granted, which was concurred in.

Mr. Crawford from the same committee to which was referred a resolution of the Senate instructing them to inquire into the expediency of increasing the number of jurors to attend the several circuit courts in this state, reported the following resolution: Resolved, that it is inexpedient to increase the number of jurors to attend the several circuit courts, which was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Crawford from the same committee, reported a bill to be entitled an act to provide for reviving actions of tresspass, which was read and ordered to be read the 2d time tomorrow.

Mr. Crawford from the same committee to which was referred the petition of the adm'r of James Loving, deceased, praying authority to sell real estate, reported the following resolution, Resolved, that the petition of the adm'r of James Loving is unreasonable and ought not to be granted, which was adopted.

Mr. Crawford from the same committee, submitted the following report: The judiciary committee to whom was referred so much of the message of his excellency the Governor as relates to the establishment of a separate supreme court, chancery courts, and additional courts, have had the sum under consideration and have unanimously come to the conclusion, that it is inexpedient at this time to establish any of said courts, and they therefore recommend the adoption of the following resolution: Resolved, that it is inexpedient at this time to establish a separate supreme courts, chancery court, or additional circuit courts: Ordered that the report lie on the table.

Mr. Abercrombie, from the special committee to which was referred the bill to be entitled an act to repeal in part an act entitled an act for the punishment of crimes and misdemeanors, reported the same without amendment.  Mr. McCamy offered the following amendment to said bill by way of rider: Provided, however, that this act shall not operate only on those who may plead guilty and submit their case to the court, which was rejected.  The question was then put, shall this bill pass? and determined in the negative- Yeas 10, nays 11.

The yeas and nays being desired, those woo voted in the affirmative, are

Mr. President

Bagby

Crawford

Jackson of A.

Miller

Abercrombie

Brown

Gaines

Jackson of L.

Sullivan- 10

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Ash

Clay, Crabb

Jones

Merriwether

Skinner

Casey

Irwin

McCamy

Powell

Vanhoose- 11

So said bill was passed.

Mr. Clay introduced a bill (founded upon a petition upon the subject) to be entitled an act to incorporate the trustees of Moulton academy, which was read and ordered to be read the 2d time to-morrow.

Mr. Crawford introduced a bill to be entitled an act to admit to the rights of citizenship certain individuals therein named, which was read and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

Mr. McCamy introduced a bill to be entitled an act to repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act to regulate the rate of interest, passed Dec. 17, 1819, which was read & ordered to be read a 2d time tomorrow.


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Mr. Crabb, from the military committee to which was referred a resolution on the subject, reported a bill to be entitled an act to alter the time of holding company courts martial, which was read and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

Mr. Crabb, from the same committee to which was referred the petition of sundry citizens of St. Clair county, praying that the 12th regiment of the militia of the state of Alabama may be divided into three battalions, reported that it is inexpedient to grant the prayer of the petitioners, inasmuch as it would be without precedent in the organization of the militia of any state in the Union, and contrary to the organization of the army of the United States, and further that our statute provides that each regiment shall be commanded by a colonel commandant, and be composed of two battalions, which provision your committee are of opinion should not be altered; which was concurred in.

Mr. Crabb, from the same committee to which was referred the memorial of the Jefferson Troop of Dragoons, reported that it is inexepedient to grant the prayer of the memorialists; which was concurred in.

Mr. Bagby introduced a bill to be entitled, an act to alter and amend the several laws now in force in this state to suppress the evil practice of duelling; which was read, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. Bagby introduced the following resolution:

"Whereas by the 29th section of the 3d article of the Constitution of the State of Alabama, it is made the duty of the General Assembly, at the present session, to designate by law the permanent seat of government, and which shall not thereafter be changed; and whereas it is deemed inexpedient for the seat of government to remain at the town of Cahawba; and, whereas some point in Autauga, in Township 17 and Range 14, combines all the advantages of health, centrality, and commercial convenience; and whereas, it is considered a matter of last importance to the harmony, welfare, and prosperity of the people of the state of Alabama, that the seat of government should be located permanently at some point where the good people of the state will be content to see it remain, to wit- on the north-east quarter of section thirty-three: Be it therefore resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That it is expedient to locate the seat of government permanently in Township 17 and Range 14, in Autauga county; which was read.  The question was then put, "shall the resolution be made the order of the day for a second reading to-morrow?" and determined in the negative --  yeas, nays 12.

The yeas and nays being desired, those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mr. Abercrombie

Bagby

Irwin

Jones

Sullivan- 9.

Ash

Casey

Jackson of A.

Miller

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. President

Crabb

Jackson of L.

Merriwether

Skinner

Brown

Crawford

McCamy

Powell

Vanhoose- 12.

Clay

Gaines

So the resolution was lost on the question to order it to a second reading.

Mr. Bagby presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Monroe county, praying the formation of a new county, which was referred to the committee on county boundaries to consider and report thereon.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Tunstall, their clerk:

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have read three times and passed a bill which originated in their House, entitled, an act to authorise the Judge of the Supreme Court to appoint a temporary clerk; in which they desire your concurrence.


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 A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled, an act to authorize the Judge of the supreme court to appoint a temporary clerk, was read.  The rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with by four-fifths of the members, the bill was read the second time and third time forthwith and passed.  Ordered, That the same be returned to the House of Representatives.  And then the Senate adjourned until to-morrow at 10 o'clock.