Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1825.  The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Casey presented the petition of sundry citizens of Dallas county praying a change of an election precinct in said county, which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Brown presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Jefferson county, praying a change in the state road, which was read and refer-


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red to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Brown, Ash and Sullivan to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Gaines from the committee on propositions and grievances to which was referred the petition of Adam Sheffield of St. Clair county, reported that the prayer of the petition is unreasonable and ought not to be granted; the committee therefore ask leave to be discharged from the further consideration of the petition, which was agreed to.

Mr. Gaines from the same committee to which was referred the petition of E. G. Musgrove, clerk of Walker county court, and also the bill to be entitled an act to compensate county court clerks for paying printer's fees for publishing appraisements of strays, &c. reported an amendment to the bill, by striking out all after the enacting clause, and substituting another in lieu thereof, which was concurred in.  The bill so amended was ordered to be read the 3d time tomorrow.

Mr. Powell from the joint committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled, An act regulating the mode of summoning jurors for Greene county; and An act for improving the navigation of the port & harbour of Mobile, which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

Mr. Casey introduced a bill to be entitled an act to extend the time of appointing overseers of roads and apportioners of hands, and for other purposes; which was read and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

Mr. Miller introduced a bill to be entitled an act to repeal in part and amend an act now in force to regulate the proceedings in the courts of law and equity in this state; which was read and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

Mr. Jackson of Laud. called up the report of the joint committee, appointed to examine into the situation of the Bank of the State of Alabama, and moved that the resolution reported by said committee be adopted, which resolution is as follows: Resolved, that the General Assembly have the right to inspect, by a joint committee, all the books of the Bank, and all the evidence of debt due to that institution.  Mr. Miller moved to recommit the report to the same committee, with instructions to amend it, as to require secrecy, unless a violation of the charter has been committed, or an error in the report of the directors should be discovered, which was lost- Yeas 9, nays 12.

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

Mr. Casey

Irwin

Merriwether

Sullivan

Vanhoose- 9

Crabb

Jones

Miller

Skinner

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. President

Ash Bagby

Crawford

Jackson of A.

McCamy

Abercrombie

Brown Clay

Gaines

Jackson of L.

Powell- 12.

So the motion was lost.

The question was then put on the adoption of the resolution reported by the committee, and determined in the affirmative --  Yeas 18, nays 3.

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

Mr. President

Brown

Irwin

Merriwether

Sullivan

Abercrombie

Clay

Jackson of A.

Miller

Vanhoose- 12

Ash

Crawford

Jackson of L.

Powell

Bagby

Gaines

McCamy

Skinner

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Casey, Crabb and Jones- 3.

So the resolution reported by the committee was adopted.  Ordered, that a message be sent to the House of Representatives, informing them that the Senate have adopted said resolution.


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Mr. Casey offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the committee appointed to examine the Bank, shall be under the injunction of secrecy, and shall not divulge any of the transactions of said bank, unless they shall discover a violation of the charter, or an error in the statements of the president and directors and provided further, that no person who is a director of any other Bank shall be appointed on said committee.  Mr. Crabb moved to amend the resolution striking out the proviso at the end thereof, which was carried- Yeas 18, nays 1.

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

Mr. President

Brown

Jackson of A.

Merriwether

Sullivan

Abercrombie

Clay

Jackson of L.

Miller

Vanhoose

Ash

Crabb

Jones

Powell

Bagby

Irwin

McCamy

Skinner

Mr. Casey voted in the negative.  Ordered, that the resolution as amended lie on the table.

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

Mr. President - The House of Representatives have read three times and passed, a bill which originated in the Senate, entitled, an act to repeal in part an act, approved, December 15, 1824, declaring Flint river, in Morgan county a public high way.  They have also read three times and passed, a bill which originated in their House, entitled an act for the relief of Henry Fountain.  In which they desire your concurrence.

And then the Senate adjourned till 3 o'clock this evening.

Three o'clock, P.M. - The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

 A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled, an act for the relief of Henry Fountain, was read, and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

Bills of the following titles, to wit; an act to amend the act, entitled an act to prevent immoral and disorderly conduct at places of public worship; An act to locate the seat of justice in Fayette county; an act to amend an act, entitled an act regulating judicial proceedings and for other purposes; An act to amend an act,entitled an act concerning dower; And an act concerning the Tombeckbe bank; were severally read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

A bill to be entitled an act, to provide for the removal of the bank of the state of Alabama to Tuscaloosa; was read the second time, and ordered to lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled an act, to alter and extend the time of holding certain circuit courts therein named, and for other purposes; was read the second time and referred to the committee on the judiciary, to consider and report thereon.

On motion, ordered that the joint resolution for the permanent location of the bank of the state of Alabama, be laid on the table for the present.

A bill to be entitled an act to emancipate certain slaves therein mentioned, was read the 2d time, & ordered to be read the 3d time tomorrow.

A bill to be entitled an act, to divorce Nancy Gillespie from Andrew S. Gillespie; was read the second time, and referred to the committee on divorce and alimony, to consider and report thereon.  Ordered, that the documents relating to said bill be referred to the same committee.

A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Wm. McDonald was read the third time and amended by way of rider on Mr. Brown's motion, and passed.  Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.


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A bill to be entitled an act, to provide for an extra term of the circuit court in Mobile and Baldwin counties, was read the third time and passed.  Ordered, that the House of Repre's be informed thereof.

An engrossed bill, to be entitled an act for the relief of John H. Campbell, was read the third time and passed.  Ordered, that the bill be as aforesaid, and that the same be returned to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

A bill to be entitled an act, to provide for the appointment of an overseer in the town of St. Stephens, Franklin, and Rodney, was read the third time, and passed.  Ordered, that the same be returned to the House of Representatives.

Mr. Sullivan called up the resolution offered to day by Mr. Casey, in relation to the examination of the state bank by the joint committee appointed for that purpose.  Ordered, that the resolution be again laid on the table.  Mr. Jackson of A. presented the petition of Lewis Houser, praying payment for a slave executed pursuant to the sentence of the circuit court of Autauga county, for murder, which was red and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances to consider and report thereon.  Mr. Jackson of A. offered the following resolution, Resolved that the committee to which was referred the petition of Lewis Houser be instructed to send for persons or papers which in the opinion of the committee may be material to the subject, which was adopted.

Mr. Bagby called up the report of the committee on the judiciary of the 13th inst. to whom was referred so much of the Governor's message as relates to the establishment of a separate supreme court, chancery courts and additional circuit courts, which report is adverse to the establishment of any of said courts at this time.  Ordered that the Senate concur in the report.  And then the Senate adjourned till tomorrow morning 10 o'clock.