Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1826.-  The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Powell, from the committee on the judiciary, to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of the public printer, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in.  Ordered, that the bill be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. Crawford, from the judiciary committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled an act to alter the manner of appointing assessors and tax collectors, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in. The bill was further amended of Mr. Crawford's motion, and ordered, to lie on the table for one hour.

Mr. Crawford, from the same committee, to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the transfer of administration and guardianship to any county in this state, reported the same without amendment --  Mr. Crawford moved that the further consideration of the bill be indefinitely postponed; which was carried.

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 for the punishment of malicious mischief, passed, December 17, 1821, reported


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the same as amended, by striking out the second section of the bill; which was concurred in.  Ordered, that the bill be made the order of the day for a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. Gained, from the committee on propositions and grievances, to whom was referred the petition of C. B. Roundtree, reported, that Mr. Roundtree's claim should have more properly been addressed to the Congress of the United States; it being fro services rendered as deputy marshal, for which this state is not accountable- and that the claim is unreasonable and ought not to be granted; which was concurred in.

Mr. Bagby introduced a bill to be entitled an act fixing the time of holding the circuit courts in the second judicial circuit in this state; which was read- the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was read a 2d time forthwith, and referred to the committee on the judiciary, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Bagby also introduced a bill to be entitled an act to alter the time of holding the general elections in this state; which read, and ordered to a second 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 bills, which originated in the Senate, entitled an act to locate the seat of justice of Fayette county; an act for the relief of David Tate and others; an act to incorporate the Coosawda Academy, in the town of Coosawda; an act to incorporate the trustees of Moulton Academy; an act to incorporate the trustees of Concord Academy, in Greene county; an act to authorize the commissioners of the 16th section therein named to appropriate the proceeds thereof to the aid and support of Concord Academy; an act to incorporate the school commissioners of the fourth township, eighth range, west from Huntsville; and for other purposes; an act to provide against an unnecessary detention of grand juries, and for other purposes; an act to provide for revising actions of trespass; an act to amend the act entitled an act to prevent immoral and disorderly conduct at places of religious worship; an act concerning the Tombeckbe bank; an act to extend the time for appointing overseers of roads and apportioners of hands in this state, and for other purposes; an act to repeal in part and amend in par an act restricting officers from taking commissions on costs, collected by them on executions, passed, December 31, 1823, and have amended the same in the manner herewith shewn; an act to repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act to increase the compensation of jurors, passed, December 31, 1823, and have amended the same in the manner herewith shewn; also, an act to amend the act entitled an act regulating judicial proceedings, and for other purposes, and have amended the dame in the manner herewith shewn- in which said several amendments they desire your concurrence.  They have also passed bills, which originated in this House, entitled an act declaring Big Loss creek a public highway, and an act to provide a speedy remedy against the obligors in injunction bonds.  They have passed bills, which originated in their House, entitled an act for the relief of the holders of lots in the town of Cahawba, and an act making appropriations for certain claims against the state- in both of which they desire your concurrence.

Ordered, that the Senate concur in the amendments made by the

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House of Representatives to bills, which originated in this House, entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act regulating judiciary proceedings, and for other purposes; an act to repeal in part and amen in part an act restricting officers from taking commissions on costs collected by them on executions, passed, December 31, 1821; and an act to amend an act entitled an act to increase the compensation of jurors, passed, December 31, 1823.  Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

An engrossed bill, to be entitled an act for the relief of the tax collector of Lawrence county, was read the third time and passed.  Ordered, that the title of the bill be as aforesaid, and that it be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

An engrossed bill, to be entitled an act to class and fix the price of the University lands, was read the third time - Mr. Crawford moved that the bill lie on the table; which was lost.  The question was then put, shall the bill pass? and determined in the affirmative, yeas 11, nays 8.

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

Mr. Ash

Brown

Gaines

McCamy

Miller

Bagby

Casey

Crabb

Jones

Merriwether

Sullivan - 11.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. President

Clay

Jackson of L.

Skinner

Vanhoose - 8.

Abercrombie

Crawford

Powell

So the bill was passed.  Ordered, that the title be as aforesaid, and that it be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

Mr. Powell, from the joint com. on enrolled bills, reported, as correctly enrolled, an act making provision of the accommodation of the next general assembly; an act authorize certain persons therein named to raise, by lottery, a certain sum of money therein contained; an act to authorize the judge of the county court and commissioners of revenue and roads of Lauderdale county to levy a tax for the purposes therein specified; an act to change the name of, and legitimate, certain persons therein named; and act establishing schools in the county of Mobile; an act to repeal an act entitled an act the more effectually to secure the testimony of absent witnesses by interrogatories; an act to alter the manner of electing major and brigadier generals; an act to provide for the appointment of a public weigher in the town of Blakely; and an act to establish certain elections precincts therein named- all of which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

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

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

Mr. McCamy called up the bill to be entitled an act to authorize clerks and magistrates to collect costs in certain cases.  The bill was read the second time and referred to the committee on the judiciary to consider and repot thereon.

Mr. Clay from the committee on inland navigation to whom was referred the resolution instructing them to inquire into the expediency of repealing the law incorporating the Indian creek navigation company, reported that it is inexpedient to repeal said law; which was concurred in.

Mr. Gaines from the committee on propositions and grievances to whom was referred the petition of Henry T. Anthony, reported a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Henry T. Anthony; which was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.


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A bill from the House of Representatives entitled an act making appropriations for certain claims against the state, 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 time forthwith, and referred to the committee on accounts and claims to consider and report thereon.  A bill to b entitled an act for the relief of the holders of lots in the town of Cahawba, was read and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Bagby called up the bill to be entitled an act declaring Pine Barren creek, in Wilcox county, a public highway.  Ordered, that the bill be read the second time to-morrow.

Mr. McCay moved to reconsider the voted of the Senate on the question to order to a third reading, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal an act therein named, and for other purposes therein named, which was carried- Yeas 1, nays 9.

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

Mr. President

Bagby

Casey

Crawford

Jackson of L.

Abercrombie

Brown

Clay

Gaines

McCamy

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Ash

Jones

Miller

Skinner

Vanhoose

Crabb

Merriwether

Powell

Sullivan

The question was then put, shall the bill be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow?  and carried- Yeas 10, nays 9.

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

Mr. President

Bagby

Casey

Crawford

Jackson of La.

Abercrombie

Brown

Clay

Gaines

McCamy

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Ash

Jones

Miller

Skinner

Vanhoose

Crabb

Merriwether

Powell

Sullivan

Resolution authorizing the president and trustees to vest the monies of the University in the Bank of the state of Alabama, was read the second time.   Mr. Jackson of La. moved that the resolution lie on the table till the first day of next session, which was lost- Yeas 7, nays 12.

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

Mr. President

Brown

Crawford

Gaines

Jackson of L.

Abercrombie

Clay

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Ash

Crabb

Jones

Merriwether

Powell

Sullivan

Bagby

Casey

McCamy

Miller

Skinner

Vanhoose

Ordered, that the resolution on the table.

The Senate took up the bill entitled an act to alter the manner of appointing assessors and tax collectors- the question was put, shall the bill be read the 3d time to-morrow? and determined in the negative- Yeas 8, nays 11.

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

Mr. Abercrombie

Bagby

Crabb

Miller

Sullivan

Ash

Casey

Jones

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. President

Crawford

Jackson of L.

Merriwether

Skinner

Brown

Clay

Gaines

McCamy

Powell

Vanhoose

So the bill was lost.

A bill to be entitled an act to repeal an act entitled an act to provide for the payment of salves executed in pursuant of law, was read the second time.  Mr. Sullivan moved that the further consideration of the bill be indefinitely postponed; which was lost- Yeas 8, nays 11.

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

Mr. President

Brown

Clay

Jones

Abercrombie

Casey

Crabb

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Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Ash

Crawford

Jackson of L.

Merriwether

Skinner

Bagby

Gaines

McCamy

Miller

Powell Vanhoose

Ordered, that the bill be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Stewart: Mr. President, the House of Representatives have read three times and passed, resolutions instructing our Senators and requesting our 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, &c. which originated in the Senate; and amended the same in the manner herewith shewn; in which amendments they desire your concurrence.

Engrossed resolution providing for the payment of Wm. R. King, was read the third time.  Mr. Jackson of La. moved that the resolution lie on the table till the first day of the next session, which was carried.

A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Bassett's creek navigation company, was read the third time and rejected- Yeas 8, nays 9.

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

Mr. President

Crawford

Jones

Powell

Skinner

Bagby

Gaines

McCamy

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Abercrombie

Brown

Clay

Miller

Sullivan

Ash

Casey

Jackson of L.

Merriwether

So the bill was rejected.  And then the Senate adjourned till to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.