Friday, Dec. 2, 1825.-  The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Casey presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Dallas count, praying the establishment of an additional election precinct in said county; which was read and ordered to lie on the table. Mr. Gaines,from the committee on propositions and grievances, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Alabama, in behalf of Hiram Shortridge, reported a bill to be entitled an act, for the relief of Hiram Shortridge; which was read and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.

Mr. McCamy offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the


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military committee be instructed to inquire into the propriety of forming a third regiment in the county of Jackson, with leave to report by bill or otherwise; which was adopted.

Mr. Skinner presented the account of Janet Brandon; which was referred to the committee on accounts and claims.

Mr. Powell presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Walker county, praying that Lost Creek in said county may be declared a public highway; which was read and referred to the committee on inland navigation, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Jackson of Au. called up the report of the committee of privileges and elections, to which was referred the credentials and other evidence of election of the members of this house.  The report was then concurred in by the Senate.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act, for the emancipation of a negro man, named Peter, was read three times, and, on the question being put, shall this bill pass?  it was determined in the affirmative- yeas 11, nays 10.

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

Mr. President

Brown

Gaines

Powell

Sullivan

Abercrombie

Crabb

McCamy

Skinner

Vanhoose - 11

Bagby

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Ash

Clay

Irwin

Jackson of L.

Merriwether

Casey

Crawford

Jackson of A.

Jones

Miller- 10

Ordered, That the title of the bill be as aforesaid, and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for their concurrence.

Mr. Casey moved to reconsider the voted of the Senate on the passage of the bill from the House of Representatives entitled an act, authorizing Jacob Johnson to emancipate a certain slave therein named; which was carried.

Mr. Casey then moved to reconsider the vote of the Senate on the amendment offered by him yesterday to the bill; which was carried- yeas 15, nays 6.

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

Mr. President

Bagby

Crawford

Jones

Skinner

Abercrombie

Brown

Gaines

McCamy

Sullivan

Ash

Casey

Irwin

Powell

Vanhoose - 15.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Clay, Crabb, Jackson of A. Jackson of L. Merriwether and Miller-6.

The question was the put on the passage of the bill without amendment and determined in the affirmative-yeas 12, nays 9.

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

Mr. President

Brown

Irwin

Powell

Sullivan

Abercrombie

Crawford

McCamy

Skinner

Vanhoose- 12

Bagby

Gaines

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Ash

Clay

Jackson of A.

Jones

Miller- 9.

Casey

Crabb

Jackson of L.

Merriwether

So the bill was passed.  Ordered, That the same be returned to the House of Representatives.

Mr. Powell offered the following resolution: Resolved, That Messrs. Lumpkin & Dodson, Editors of the American Whig, be permitted to come within the bar of the Senate, for the purpose of taking extracts from the proceedings of the Senate for publication; which was adopted.


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A memorial to the Congress of the United States, praying further the relief to the purchasers of public lands, was read the second time and referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Jackson of Lau. Bagby and Crawford, to consider and report thereon.

A message from he House of Representatives, by Mr. Tunstall their clerk: Mr. President- The Houses of Representatives have read a third time and passed a bill, which originated in their House, entitled an act to appoint commissioners for the town of Monticello, in the county of Pike, and for other purposes, in which they ask the concurrence of the Senate.  They have adopted the following resolution in which they also desire your concurrence: Resolved, That a committee of three members be appointed on the part of this House, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to memorialize the Congress of the United States, relative to the lands owned and occupied by citizens of this state, which have not yet been paid out of the office; they have appointed on their part, Messrs. Morton, Davis and Greening.  On motion, Ordered, That the resolution lie on the table.

A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled an at to appoint commissioners for the town of Monticello, in the county of  Pike, and for other purposes, was read the first time and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act, authorizing Humphrey Buck to emancipate his negro man slave, Gabriel, and his wife, was read the second time.  The question was put, shall the bill be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow? and determined in the negative.

Mr. Jackson of Lau. moved that the further consideration of the bill be postponed till the first day of June next; which was carried.

A bill to be entitled an act, to prohibit the further granting license for gaming tables, was read the 2d time and ordered to lie on the table.

A bill entitled an act, regulating the mode of summoning jurors for Greene county, and an act authorizing the county court of Limestone county, to make certain allowances therein named, were severally read the 2d time, and ordered to be read the 3d time on to-morrow.

An engrossed bill to be entitled, an act to authorize Joseph Price to erect a mill-dam across the Mulberry fork of the Tuskaloosa river, was read the 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.

A bill to be entitled, an act to emancipate John Robinson, a slave, was read the third time and rejected --  yeas 9, nays 12.

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

Mr. President

Bagby

Gaines

Powell

Vanhoose- 9.

Abercrombie

Brown

McCamy

Skinner

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Ash

Crabb

Jackson of A.

Jones

Miller

Casey

Crawford

Jackson of L.

Merriwether

Sullivan- 12.

Clay

Irwin

So the bill was rejected.

A bill entitled, an act for the relief of the principal pilots of Mobile Bay, was read the third time and passed.  Ordered, That the same be returned to the House of Representatives.

Mr. McCamy called up the bill to be entitled, an act to repeal in


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part and amend in part an act respecting officers taking commissions on costs collected by them on executions, passed December 31, 1823.

Ordered, That the bill be referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Crawford, McCamy, and Sullivan, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. McCamy offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the committee on propositions and grievances, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of passing a law compelling slave-holders to treat their slaves with humanity, as the Constitution requires, with leave to report by bill or otherwise; which was adopted.

Mr. Irwin offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the military committee be requested to inquire into the expediency of forming a regiment of the counties of Covington and Dale; which was adopted.

And then the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.