Thursday, Dec. 22, 1825.-  The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Bagby from the committee on schools and colleges, and school and college lands, to which was referred a bill to be entitled an at to authorize the sale of the 16 sections in this state, reported the same without amendment.  Ordered, that the bill lie on the table.

Mr. Casey from the committee on roads, bridges, and ferries, to whom was referred a petition on the subject, reported a bill to be entitled an act to repeal an act entitled an act, to amend an act to establish a turnpike road leading from Lawrence county, to intersect the military road at Pikesville, in Marion county, passed Dec. 24, 1823; and to revise so much of the act as the above recited act repealed, and for other purposes, which was read, and ordered to be read the second time tomorrow.

Mr. Vanhoose from the special committee, to whom was referred the bill to be entitled an act, to establish the permanent seat of justice in the county of Walker, and for other purposes, and also the petition of sundry citizens of said county, reported that the part of said petition which requests the passage of a law, authorizing them to elect commissioners to select and fix on the site for their temporary seat of justice, is reasonable and ought to be granted, and agreeable thereto they submit an amendment to the bill, by striking out all after the enacting clause and substituting another bill in lieu thereof; which was concurred in.  Ordered, that the bill as amended be made the order of the day for a third reading tomorrow.

Mr. Vanhoose from the same special committee, to which was referred the same petition, reported that the committee have had that part of the petition under consideration, which prays that township 14, and 15, in range 9, may be added to and form a part of said county of Walker; and they find on examination, that it would reduce Fay-


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ette county under its constitutional limits.  They therefore ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the petition; which was agreed to.

Ordered, That the resolution, which Mr. Crabb notified the Senate on yesterday, he would offer for adoption today relating to a change of one of the standing rules of the Senate, be laid on the table.

Mr. Jones offered the following resolution, Resolved, by the Senate, that with the concurrence of the House of Representatives; the two Houses will assembly in the Representative chamber on tomorrow, at the hour of 3 o'clock, P.M.  for the purpose of electing circuit judges for the several circuits in this state.  Ordered, that the resolution lie on the table.

Mr. Gaines presented the memorial of sundry citizens of this state, praying that the obstructions to the Tombeckbe and Black Warrior rivers may be removed, by an appropriation from the 3 per cent fund donated to this state by the general government for internal improvement, which was read and referred to the committee on inland navigation, to consider and report thereon.

A message from the governor, by J. I. Thornton, esq. secretary of state.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, DECEMBER 21, 1825.

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate.

GENTLEMEN- I have the honour herewith to transmit the resignation of Thomas White, Attorney-General of this state.

I am, very respectfully, &c.                   JOHN MURPHY.

Ordered, That the communication and document lie on the table.

An engrossed bill to be entitled, an act to extend the time of appointing overseers of roads and apportioners of hands, and for other purposes, was read the third time and passed.  Ordered, That the title of the bill be as aforesaid; ad that it be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

A bill to be entitled, an act the more effectually to prevent the trading with slaves, and for other purposes, was read the third time as amended, and passed. Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

A bill to be entitled, an at to prohibit the further granting licenses for gaming was read the third time as amended; and further amended by way of rider on Mr. Crawford's motion, and passed.  Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

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 3d time and amended and passed. Ordered that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

A bill to be entitled, an act providing for the registration of deeds, grants, &c. was read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary to consider and report thereon.

A bill to be entitled, an act for the relief of Thomas Hearne was read the second time, an ordered to lie on the table.

A bill to be entitled, an act to repeal in part an act therein named,was read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads, bridges, and ferries, to consider and report thereon.

A bill to be entitled, an act for the relief of the tax-collector of Mobile county, was read the second time, and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances to consider and report thereon.

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

Mr. Sullivan offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the committee on inland navigation be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making provision by law for the improvement of the navigation of the Cahawba and Alabama rivers. Mr. Jackson of Laud. moved to mend the resolution, by adding


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the words, “ and also the Tennessee river;” Mr. Gaines moved to amend the amendment, by adding the words, “and also the Tombeckbe and Alabama rivers” which was carried.  Mr. Ash moved further to amend the amendment by adding, "and also the Coosa river,” which was carried.  The question was then put on the adoption of Mr. Jackson's amendment as amended, and carried. The resolution as amended was adopted.

Mr. Abercrombie called up the bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Thos. Hearne. Ordered, that the bill be referred to the committee on the judiciary, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Jackson of A. called up the bill to be entitled an act, for the establishment of an additional election precinct, and for other purposes.  The bill was further amended, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

Mr. Brown offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the committee on schools and colleges, and school and college lands, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of appointing three or more persons to examine and class the unsold lands of the university of this state, with power to fix a minimum price on each class in proportion to the value thereof, which was adopted.

Mr. Clay called up the bill to be entitled an at to authorize the sale of the 16 sections of this state.

Mr. Bagby moved that the further consideration of the bill be indefinitely postponed; which was carried.

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