Saturday, Dec. 17.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Gaines from the committee on propositions and grievances, to which was referred the petition of John H. Campbell, reported a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of John H. Campbell, which was read and ordered to be read the 2d time on Monday next.

Mr. Gaines from the same committee to which was referred a resolution making it their duty to enquire into the expediency of passing a law compelling slave-holders to treat their slaves with humanity as the constitution requires, reported that they are of opinion that it is inexpedient at this time to legislate on the subject, which was concurred in.

Mr. Jackson of A. introduced a bill to be entitled an act for the establishment of one additional election precinct, and for other purposes - which was read and ordered to be read the 2d time on Monday next.

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. McLellan: Mr. President, the House of Representatives have read three times and passed bills, which originated in their House of the following titles, to wit: An act to provide for the appointment of an overseers in the town of St Stephens, Rodney and Franklin; Joint resolution in relation to a grant of land by Congress to the corporation of the city of Mobile: An act to provide for an extra term of the circuit court in Mobile and Baldwin counties: an act for the relief of Wm. McDonald: An act to establish the permanent seat of justice in the county of Jackson, an for other purposes; in all of which they desire your concurrence.

The bills and joint resolution mentioned in said message, were severally read a first time in the Senate and ordered to a 2d reading on Monday next.

Mr. Irwin offered the following resolution, Resolved, that the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of arranging the different judicial circuits, so as not to exceed the constitutional number of counties in each circuit, with leave to report by bill or otherwise, which was adopted.

Mr. Bagby introduced a joint resolution for the permanent location of the Bank of the state of Alabama, which was read, and ordered to be read the second time on Monday next.

An engrossed bill to be entitled, an act to incorporate the School Commissioners of the 4th township, 8th range west of Huntsville, and for other purposes, was read the third time, amended by way of rider on Mr. Miller's motion, and ordered to lie on the table till Monday next.

Engrossed bills to be entitled, an act to incorporate the town of Huntsville, in the county of Blount; and an act providing for the removal of certain public offices to the town of Tuskaloosa, were severally read the third time and passed.  Ordered, That the titles of the bills be as aforesaid; and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

A bill to be entitled, an act authorizing the county court of Morgan county to make a certain allowance therein named, was read the second time, and ordered to be read the third time on Monday next


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A bill to be entitled, an act authorizing Ceasar Kennedy to erect a toll-bridge, was read the second time.  Mr. Jackson, of La. Moved to strikeout the 4th section of the bill, which was carried.  Mr. Miller moved that the further consideration of the bill be indefinitely postponed; which was carried.

Bills to be entitled, an act to change the name of, and legitimate James Bum; an act to change the name of, and legitimate certain persons therein named; and an act to change the name of David Tuppence,- were severally read the second time, and referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Casey, Jackson of La. and Abercrombie to consider and report thereon.

A bill to be entitled, an act the more effectually to prevent the trading with slaves, and for other purposes, was read the second time.

Mr. Crabb moved to amend the bill by striking out the proviso to the last section thereof, which was carried.  Ordered that the bill be referred to the committee on the judiciary to consider and report thereon.

A bill to be entitled, an act to incorporate the Concord Academy, in the county of Green, was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on Monday next.

A bill to be entitled, an act to compensate county court clerks for paying printers fees for publishing the appraisement of certain strays, and for other purposes, was read the second time.  Ordered, That the bill be referred to the committee on propositions and grievances to consider and report thereon.

A bill to be entitled, an act to establish the permanent seat of justice in the county of Walker, and for other purposes, was read the second time, and referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Vanhoose, Crabb, and Powell, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Jackson, of Aut. called up a bill to be entitled, an act to incorporate the trustees of Coosawda Academy, and offered an amendment to the same by way of rider.  Ordered, That the bill, together with the amendment, be referred to a special committee; whereupon Messrs. Jackson of Aut. Bagby, and Crawford were appointed the committee.

Mr. Crawford moved to reconsider the voted of the Senate on ordering a joint resolution in relation to a grant of land by Congress to the corporation of the city of Mobile, to a second reading on Monday next; which was carried.  The rule requiring joint resolutions to be read on three several days being dispensed with by four-fifths of the members, the said resolution was read a second and third time forthwith, and passed.  Ordered, that the same be returned to the House of Representatives.  And then the Senate adjourned till Monday, at 10 o'clock.