Monday, Dec. 26, 1825.-  The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Casey, from the committee on roads, bridges and ferries, to whom was referred a bill, to be entitled an act to repeal in part an act therein named, reported the same without amendment.  Ordered, that the bill be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Tunstall, their clerk:

Mr. President, the House of Representatives have read three times and passed a memorial, which originated in the Senate, to the Congress for the united States, praying further relief to the purchasers of public lands, and have amended the same in the manner herewith shewn; in which amendment they desire your concurrence. They concur in the amendments made by your honorable body to the bill entitled an act the more effectually to prevent trading with slaves.  They also concur in the several amendments, made by your honorable body, to the bill entitled an act to establish a permanent seat of justice in the county of Jackson, and for other purposes.  They also concur in the several amendments made by the Senate to the bill entitled an act to prohibit the further granting licenses for gaming.  They also concur in the amendment made by the Senate to the bill entitled an act to compensate county court clerks, for paying printers' fees for publishing the appraisement of certain strays, and for other purposes.  They also concur in the amendment made by the Senate to the bill entitled an act for the relief of William McDonald.  They also concur in the amendment made by your honorable body to the bill entitled an act to establish the permanent seat of justice in the county of Walker, and for other purposes.  They have read three times and passed bills, which originated in their House, of the following titles, to wit: an act to incorporate the town of Florence, in the state of Alabama; an act for the relief of Leasa Lewis; an act to incorporate the Moulton Library Company; an act altering the manner of executing writs of scire facias; an act establishing the boundary lines in certain counties therein named; an act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a certain county therein named, and for other purposes, passed, December 22, 1824; and an act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a certain road therein named; in all of which they desire your concurrence.

Mr. Brown, from the committee on accounts and claims, to whom was referred the petition and accounts of William Holbrooks, jailer of Autauga county, reported, that they have had the same under consideration, and are of opinion that they are not the proper committee to take into consideration and grant the prayer of the petitioner; they therefore ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject- which was agreed to.  Ordered, that the petition and accounts of the said William Holbrooks be referred to the committee on propositions and grievances to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Jackson of A. presented the certificate of the secretary of state, shewing the number of captains in the 23d regiment of the militia of this state; which was referred to the military committee.

Ordered, that the memorial to the Congress of the United States, praying relief to the purchasers of public lands, together with the amendments made thereto by the House of Rep's, lie on the table.


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Bills from the House of Representatives, entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a certain county therein named, and for other purposes, passed, December 22, 1824; an act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a certain road therein named; an act to establish the boundary lines between certain counties therein named; an act altering the manner of executing writs of scieri facias; an act to incorporate the Moulton Library Company; an act for the relief of Leasa Lewis; and an act to incorporate the town of Florence, in the state of Alabama, were severally read & ordered to be read a 2d time tomorrow.

Mr. Abercrombie, from the special committee, to which was referred the petition of Nancy Powell, reported a bill to be entitled an act to emancipate Nancy Powell, a slave, and her infant son, Thomas; which was read and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

Mr. Crawford, from the committee on the judiciary, reported a bill, to be entitled an act to provide for holding two terms of the supreme court, and for other purposes; which was read and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

Mr. Crawford, from the same committee, reported a bill, to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act for the punishment of crimes and misdemeanors; which was read and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

Mr. Crawford, from the same committee, to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act, to admit to the rights of citizenship certain individuals therein named, reported the same as amended, which was concurred in.

Mr. Bagby moved further to amend the bill by striking there from the name of Joseph Elliott; which was carried.  Ordered, that the bill be engrossed, & made the order of the day for a 3d reading tomorrow.

Mr. Crawford introduced a bill, to b entitled an act, to alter the terms of the circuit court for Washington, Mobile, and Baldwin counties; which was read and ordered to be read the second time tomorrow.

Mr. Bagby introduced a bill to be entitled an act, to enforce those provisions of the act, entitled "an act to establish a bank in the town of Mobile, which relate to voting for directors;" which was read and ordered to be read the second time tomorrow.

An engrossed bill, to be entitled an act for the relief of Thomas Hearne, was read the third time and passed.  Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid and that the same be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

An engrossed bill, to be entitled an act to amend the charter of the bank of the state of Alabama; was read the third time and referred to a special committee consisting of Messrs. Crabb, Jackson of La, and Brown to consider and report thereon.

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

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

Mr. Crawford called up the bill to be entitled an act to emancipate certain slaves therein mentioned.  The question was then put, shall the bill pass?  and determined in the affirmative.  Yeas 12, nays 6.

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

Mr. President

Clay

Gaines

Powell

Sullivan

Bagby

Crabb

McCamy

Skinner

Vanhoose 12

Brown

Crawford

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Casey, Irwin, Jackson of La. Jones, Merriwether, and Miller. So the


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bill passed. Ordered, that the same be returned to the House of Representatives.

Mr. Crabb, from the special committee, to whom was referred the engrossed bill to be entitled an act to amend the charter of the bank of the state of Alabama reported, the same as amended, which was concurred in.  Mr. Clay offered the following amendment to the bill by way of rider, "and be it further enacted that it shall and may be lawful for either House of the General Assembly, to appoint a special committee, whenever it may deem it necessary to examine into the state and situation of the said bank;" which was rejected.  Yeas 2, nays 18.

The yeas and nays being desired on the adoption of the amendment, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mr. Clay, and Crawford.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. President

Casey

Jackson of A.

Merriwether

Sullivan

Ash

Crabb

Jackson of L.

Miller

Vanhoose- 18.

Bagby

Gaines

Jones

Powell

Brown

Irwin

McCamy

Skinner

Mr. Jackson of La. offered the following amendment to the bill by way of rider: “Sec. 2.  Be it further enacted, that the proviso in the 12th section of said charter, in the following words: “Provided however, that nothing in this clause shall imply a right of inspecting the account of any private individual or individuals, or any body politic, or corporate with the bank,” be, and the same is hereby, repealed.  “Sec. 3.  Be it further enacted, that the proviso in the 16th section of said charter, in the following words: "Provided that this act shall not be construed to imply a right of inspecting the accounts of any private individual or individuals with the bank” be, and the same is hereby, repealed; which was rejected.  Yeas 8, nays 12.

The yeas and nays being desired, on the adoption of the amendment, those who voted in the affirmative, are Mr. President, Bagby, Clay, Crawford, Gaines, Jackson of La. Miller, and Powell- 8.  Those who voted in the negative are Mr. Ash, Brown, Casey, Crabb, Irwin, Jackson of Aut. Jones, McCamy, Merriwether, Skinner, Sullivan, and Vanhoose- 12.  so the amendment was rejected. The question was then put, shall this bill pass?  and determined in the affirmative. Yeas 11, nays 10.

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

Mr. Brown

Crabb

Gaines

Jackson of A.

Merriwether

Sullivan

Casey

Irwin

McCamy

McCamy

Skinner

Vanhoose- 11.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. President

Ash

Clay

Jackson of L.

Miller

Abercrombie

Bagby

Crawford

Jones

Powell- 10

So the bill was passed.  Ordered, that the title of the bill be as aforesaid, and that it be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence, and then the Senate adjourned till tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.