Monday, December 19, 1825.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Ash presented the petition of Adam Sheffield, concerning costs of suits, &c.; which was referred to the committee on propositions and grievances, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Crawford, from the committee on the judiciary, reported bills of the following titles, to wit: An act to amend an act, entitled an at concerning dower, and an act to amend the act, entitled an act regulating judicial proceedings, and for other purposes; which were severally read, and ordered to be read a second time tomorrow.


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Mr. Powell, from the joint committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled, an act, to repeal in part an act, entitled an at to establish certain counties therein named, and for other purposes, passed Dec. 17, 1821, and for other purposes; An act authorizing the county court of Limestone county to make certain allowances therein named; An act to change the time of holding the county courts in the county of Shelby; An act to alter the times of holding the county courts in the county of Morgan; And an act to appoint a commissioners for the town of Monticello, in the county of Pike, and for other purposes; all of which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

Mr. Powell introduced a bill to be entitled an act, to provide for the removal of the bank of the state of Alabama to Tuskaloosa; which was read, and ordered to be read the second time tomorrow.

Mr. Jackson of Autauga, from the special committee, to which was referred the bill to be entitled an act, to incorporate the Coosawda academy, in the town of Coosawda, reported the same without amendment.  The bill was then read the third time and passed.  Ordered, that the bill be as aforesaid, and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

Mr. Vanhoose introduced a bill to be entitled an act, to locate the seat of justice in Fayette county; which was read, and ordered to be read the second time tomorrow.

Mr. Crawford introduced a bill to be entitled an act, to amend the act entitled an act, to prevent immoral and disorderly conduct at places of public worship which was read, and ordered to be read the second time tomorrow.

Mr. Crawford also introduced a bill to be entitled an act, concerning the Tombeckbe bank; which was read, and ordered to be read the second time tomorrow.

Mr. Brown introduced a bill to be entitled, an act to alter and extend the time of holding certain circuit courts therein named; which was read, and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled, an act for the relief of John H. Campbell was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled, an act for the establishment of one additional election precinct, and for other purposes, was read the second time, and ordered to lie on the table.

Bills of the following titles: to wit- an act to provide for the appointment of an overseer in the towns of St. Stephens, Rodney, and Franklin; an act for the relief of  Wm. McDonald; and an act to provide for an extra term of the circuit court in Mobile and Baldwin counties,- were severally read the second time, and ordered to be read the third time to-morrow.

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

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. McClellan:

Mr. President- The House of Representatives have read three times and passed, bills which originated in their House, entitled, an act to divorce Nancy Gillespie from Andrew S. Gillespie; and an act to emancipate certain slaves therein named.


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A joint resolution for the permanent location of the bank of the state of Alabama, was read the second time.

Mr. Jackson, of La. moved that the Senate adjourn till 3 o'clock this evening, which was carried- yeas 12, nays 8.

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

Mr. President

Clay

Jackson of L.

Miller

Skinner

Abercrombie

Crawford

Merriwether

Powell

Vanhoose- 12

Brown

Gaines

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Ash

Crabb

Jackson of A.

McCamy

Sullivan- 8.

Casey

Irwin

Jones

So the Senate adjourned till 3 o'clock, P.M.

Evening Session- Bills from the House of Representatives entitled an act to divorce Nancy Gillespie from Andrew S. Gillespie; and an act to emancipate certain slaves therein named, -- were severally read the first time, and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

An engrossed bill to be entitled, an act to incorporate the trustees of Concord Academy, in Green county, was read a third time and passed.  Ordered, That the title of the bill be as aforesaid; and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the joint resolution for the permanent location of the bank of the state of Alabama.  Mr. Jackson moved that the resolution lie on the table. Mr. Casey moved to amend the motion, by adding the words, "till to-morrow;" which was carried.  The question was then put on Mr. Jackson's motion as amended and carried-yeas 18, nays 1.

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

Mr. President

Clay

Irwin

Merriwether

Skinner

Ash

Crabb

Jackson of A.

Miller

Sullivan

Brown

Crawford

Jones

Powell

Vanhoose- 18

Casey

Gaines

McCamy

Mr. Jackson of Laud, voted in the negative.

A bill to be entitled an act authorizing the county court of Morgan county to make a certain allowance therein mentioned, was read the 3d time and passed.  Ordered, that the bill be returned to the House of Representatives.  On motion, ordered that the bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the school commissioners of the 4th township, 8th range west of Huntsville, and for other purposes, lie on the table.

Mr. Crabb presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Walker county concerning the seat of justice of said county, and also in relation to a change of the boundary line of said county, which was read, and referred to the same special committee to which a bill from the H. of Representatives entitled an act to establish a permanent seat of justice in the county of Walker, was referred.

Mr. Skinner moved reconsider the vote of the Senate on the question to postpone indefinitely a bill entitled an act to authorize Ceasar Kennedy to erect a toll-bridge, which was lost.

And then the Senate adjourned till tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.