Friday, Dec. 30, 1825.  the Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Clay, from the committee on inland navigation, reported, a bill to be entitled, to provide for the improvement of the navigation of certain rivers therein named; which was read, and ordered to be read the second time tomorrow.

Mr. Sullivan from the committee on divorce and alimony, to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act to divorce Wm. Roundtree, from Sally Roundtree, his wife, reported the same without amendment, The bill was then read the third time and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Powell introduced a bill, to be entitled an act making provision for the next General Assembly; which was read, and ordered to be read the second time tomorrow.

Mr. Miller introduced a bill to be entitled an at to repeal in part and amend an act affixing the salaries of certain officers therein named, which was read and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

Mr. Bagby offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of passing a law to prevent the frequent losses sustained by persons shipping property on steam boats running the several navigable streams in this state; with leave to report a bill for that purpose; which was adopted.

Mr. Merriwether introduced a bill, to be entitled an act to alter the times of holding the county court of Green county; which was read, and ordered to be read the second time tomorrow.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. McClellan Mr. President, the House of Representatives have read three times and passed a bill which originated in the Senate, entitled an act to amend the charter of the bank of the state of Alabama, and have amended the same by striking out after the enacting clause, and substituting the accompanying section in lieu thereof, and also by striking out the preamble to the bill; in which amendment they ask your concurrence.  They concur in the amendment to the bill, entitled an act for the relief of Leasa Lewis.  They insist on their amendment to the memorial to the Congress of the U. States, praying further relief of the purchasers of public lands.  They have read three times and passed a bill which originated by the Senate, entitled an act to the better to organize the militia of the counties of Covington and Dale, and have amended the same by adding thereto three additional sections; in which amendment they desire your concurrence.  They have also passed a bill which originated in the Senate, entitled an act for the emancipation of a negro man slave named Peter. They have also read three times and passed bills, and a joint resolution, which originated in their House, entitled an act regulating elections; An act to establish certain election precincts therein named; An act reserving from the sale the university lands in the county of Tuskaloosa; An act for the relief of the inhabitants of the first township, range seven, east of the basis meridian of Huntsville.  An act to extend the corporate limits of the


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town of Moulton, and for other purposes; An act to incorporate the La Fayette academy, in the village of La Grange; An act to authorize the appointment of a clerk of the supreme court, and for other purposes; A joint resolution relating to the boundary line between the state of Alabama and the state of Georgia; in all of which they desire the concurrence of the Senate.  Ordered, that the memorial to the Congress of the United States, praying further relief to the purchasers of public lands, together with the amendment made thereto by the House of Representatives, lie on the table.  Ordered, that the bill entitled an act to amend the charter of the bank of the state of Alabama, together with the amendment made thereto by the House of Representatives, lie on the table.  Ordered, that the Senate concur in the amendment made by the House of Representatives to the boll entitled an act the better to organize the militia of the counties of Covington and Dale. Ordered that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

Bills from the House of Representatives, entitled an act regulating elections; An act to establish certain election precincts therein named; An act reserving from sale the university lands in the county of Tuscaloosa; An act for the relief of the inhabitants of the first township, range seven, east of the basis meridian of Huntsville; An act to extend the corporate limits of the town of Moulton, and for other purposes; An act to incorporate the trustees of La Fayette academy, in the village of La Grange; and a joint resolution relating to the dividing line between the state of Alabama, and the state of Georgia, were severally read the first time, and ordered to be read the second time tomorrow.   A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled an act to authorize the appointment of a clerk of the supreme court, and for other purposes, was read the first time.  The rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, the bill was read the second and third time forthwith and passed.  Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. Crabb called up the engrossed bill, to be entitled an act to alter the times of holding company courts martial.  The bill was read the third time and passed.  Ordered, that it be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

Mr. Crawford, from the judiciary committee, to whom was referred the petition of Edmund Randle, executor of Willis Randle, deceased, reported that the prayer of the petitioner is unreasonable and bought not to be granted; which was concurred in.

Mr. Crawford, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of Wm. M. Marr, reported that the prayer of the petitioner is unreasonable and ought to be granted; which was concurred in.

Mr. Jackson of Aut. from the special committee, to whom was referred the bill, to be entitled an act to amend the act entitled an act for the punishment of crimes and misdemeanors reported the same as amended, which was disagreed to.  On motion, ordered that the further consideration of the bill be indefinitely postponed.

Mr. Crabb from the military committee, to whom was referred a resolution in relation to a division of the 23 regiment of the militia of this state, asked to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject; which was agree to.

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justices of the peace and constables in Mobile county; which was read and ordered to be read the second time tomorrow.

Mr. Ash introduced joint resolutions instructing our Senators and Representatives in Congress, to use their best endeavors to procure the passage of a law to reduce the price of the public lands, after they have been offered at public auction; & also to use their best endeavors to procure for this state the lands to which the Indian title was extinguished by the treaty of the Indian Springs, and to prevent the settlement of the Indians, heretofore residing in Georgia, within the limits of this state, which was read, and ordered to be read the second time tomorrow.

Mr. Crawford from the judiciary committee, to whom was referred, a resolution instructing them to inquire into the expediency of amending the criminal laws so as to equalize the punishment for the crimes of horse-stealing, counterfeiting and forgery, reported that it is inexpedient to make the alteration in the criminal law proposed by the resolution, which was concurred in.

Mr. Crawford from the same committee to whom was referred a resolution instructing them to inquire into the expediency of changing the mode of paying the solicitors of the 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th and 6th judicial circuits, reported that it is inexpedient to make any change in the present mode of paying the said solicitors, which was also concurred in.

Mr. Crawford from the same committee to whom was referred a resolution instructing them to inquire into the propriety of prohibiting by law the bringing of slaves into this state as merchandize, and also to prevent the emigration to this state of free persons of color, asked to be discharged from the further consideration of the resolution, which was agreed to.  Ordered that the resolution be referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. McCamy, Bagby and Brown to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Crawford from the same committee to whom was referred a resolution instructing them to inquire into the propriety of so amending the constitution of this state, that hereafter there shall be biennial sessions of the general assembly in lieu of annual sessions, as now provided by the constitution; also so to amend said instrument that sheriffs shall be eligible to hold their offices so long as they may be the choice of the people, reported that it is inexpedient to make the proposes alterations in the constitution, which was laid on the table.

Mr. Crawford from the same committee to whom was referred 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, reported the same without amendment.

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