Wednesday, Jan. 11.  The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Brown, moved to reconsider the vote of the Senate on the passage of the bill entitled an act to incorporate the Bassett's creek navigation company, which was carried.  The question was then put, shall the bill pass?  and carried.  Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. Crawford from the committee on the judiciary to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act to authorize clerks and magistrates to collect costs in certain cases, reported the same without amendment. Ordered, that the bill be read the third time to-morrow.

Mr. Crabb form the military committee to whom was referred a bill to be entitled ana ct to provide for the trial of officers in the militia of this state and for other purposes, reported the same as amended- was concurred in.

Mr. Clay gave notice, that on tomorrow he would move to rescind the 32nd rule for the government of the Senate, which provides that a bill once rejected, another of the same substance shall not be introuduced during the session.  On motion, Ordered, that the secretary be authorized to employ one additional clerk for the remainder of the session.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Stewart Mr. President; the House of Representatives disagree to the amendments made by the senate to the bill entitled an act to prevent sheriffs, coroners and constables purchasing property at their own sales, and for other purposes, by striking out the first section of the bill, and by amending the title thereof.  They concur in the remainder of the amendments made by the Senate thereto.

They have read three times and passed bills which originated in the Senate, entitled an act to amend an act to regulate the licensing physicians to practice, and for other purposes, approved, Dec. 1823; an act to alter the time of holding the county courts of the county of Greene; An act giving further time to persons holding claims against their respective counties and to file the same; An


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act to repeal in part an act therein named; An act to provide for the removal of the bank of the state of Alabama to the town of Tuskaloosa; An act to alter the times of holding company courts martial; an act the better to secure money in the hands of clerks, sheriffs, and coroners; an act concerning justices of the peace and constables in Mobile county; An act for the better organization of the county court of Mobile county, and have amended the same in the manner therewith shewn; An act for the relief of the tax collector of Mobile county; and have amended the same as here shewn; An act to provide for holding two terms of the supreme court, and for other purposes, and have amended the same in the manner herewith shewn; An act to repeal an act, passed Dec. 31, 1823, appropriating the monies arising from fines and forfeitures, in Madison county, to Green Academy, and have also amended the bill in the manner herewith shewn. In which said several amendments, they respectfully desire your concurrence. They have passed a bill, which originated in your House, entitled an cat 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.  They have read three times and passed bill which originated in their House, entitled an act to authorize Wm. H. Rigsdale and his associates, to turnpike a road therein specified; An act to exempt invalids from paying a poll tax; An act to establish and improve a certain road therein mentioned; An act to alter and amend an act entitled an act for the collection of monies due the state, and for other purposes; and an act supplementary thereto; An act to compel those making salt petre in this state to enclose their works; An act to emancipate certain slaves therein mentioned; and An act to fix the salary of the president of the bank of the state of Alabama; in all of which they desire your concurrence. They have also adopted the following resolution, in which they desire your concurrence.  Resolved, that the House of Representatives with the concurrence of the Senate, will proceed this evening at the hour of half past 6 o'clock, to the election of a president and directors of the bank of the state of Alabama, in pursuance of the law passed at the present session of the General Assembly; and also a trustee of the university in place of Mr. Dellett, resigned.  Ordered, that the Senate insist on their amendments to the bill entitled an act to prevent sheriffs, coroners, and constables, purchasing property at their own sales, by striking out the first section and by amending the caption of the bill.  Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.  Ordered, that the Senate concur in the amendments by the House of Representatives to bills which originated in their House, entitled an act to repeal in part an act therein named; An act for the relief of the tax collector of Mobile county; An act for the better organization of the county court of Mobile county; and An act to repeal an act, passed, Dec. 31, 1823, apportioning the monies arising from fines and forfeitures in Madison county, to Green academy. Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.  Ordere, that the Senate disagree to the amendment made by the House of Representaitves to the bill entitled an act to provide for holding two terms of the supreme court, and for other purposes.  Ordered, that the Senate inform the House of Representatives thereof.

A bill from the House of R. entitled an act requiring the judges to alternate and for other purpose, was read the first time.  The rule requiring bills to be red on three several days being dispensed with, the bill was read the 2d time and referred to the judicial committee.

A bill to be entitled an act to emancipate certain slaves therein mentioned, was read the first time.  Mr. Casey moved that the bill be indefinitely postponed which was carried.

A bill to be entitled an act to emancipate certain slaves therein named and for other purposes, was read the first time.  Mr. Jackson of L. moved that the further consideration of the bill be indefinitely postponed, which was carried.


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A bill to be entitled an act to prevent invalids from paying a poll-tax, was read the first time.  The rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, the bill was read the 2d and 3d time forthwith and passed.  Ordered that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

A bill to be entitled an act to fix the salary of the President of the Bank of the state of Alabama, was read the first time: The rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, the bill was read the 2d time, and referred to the committee on the Bank of the State to consider and report thereon.

A bill to be entitled an act to compel those making Salt petre in this state, to inclose in their works, was read, and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was read the 2d and 3d time forthwith and passed.  Ordered that the secretary acquaint the House of Repres. therewith.

A bill to be entitled an act to alter and amend an act entitled an act for the collection of monies due the state and for other purposes; and An act supplementary thereto, was read, and the rule being dispensed with, it was read the 2d time and referred to the committee on the judiciary, to consider and report thereon.

A bill entitled an act to authorize Wm. H. Ragsdale and his associates to turnpike a road therein specified, was read, and the rule being dispensed with, requiring bills to be read on three several days, it was read the 2d time and referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Vanhoose, Skinner and Casey, to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Bagby from the committee on schools and colleges, and school and college lands to whom was referred the resolution to appoint commissioners to examine a suitable situation for the permanent location of the University at or near the centre of this state, reported the same as amended, which was concurred in; The resolution was further amended, and ordered to be engrossed for a 3d reading this evening.  Ordered that the resolution from the House of Representatives proposing to elect a President and Directors of the Bank of the state of Alabama, and a trustee, in the place of Mr. Dellett, resigned, this evening, lie on the table.

Mr. McCamy introduced a bill to be entitled an act to establish an office of discount and deposite of the Bank of the state of Alabama, which was read and ordered to a 2d reading tomorrow.

Mr. Powell from the joint committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled, An act for the relief of the Mobile and Tombeckbe Banks against certain penalties theretofore incurred; An act for the relief of David Tate and others; An act to locate the seat of justice for Fayette county; An act to incorporate the trustees of Moulton academy; An act to provide a speedy remedy against the obligors in injunction bonds; An act to amend the act entitled an act regulating judicial proceedings, and for other purposes;  An act to incorporate the Coosawda academy in the town of Coosawda; An act to incorporate the school commissioners of the fourth township and 8th range, west from Huntsville, and for other purposes; An act to exempt school masters, teachers, and students from military duty, and for other purposes; An act to authorize the county courts of Henry and Dale counties, to levy a tax on said counties for certain purposes therein named; An act to locate permanently the seat of justice in the county of Shelby; An act for the relief of James Frazier, late tax collector of Franklin county; An act to provide for the removal of the bank of the state of Alabama to the town of Tuscaloosa; all of which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

A message from the governor, by James I. Thornton, Esq. secretary of state.

Mr. President, the governor did on the 9th instant, approve and sign, an act for the relief of Thomas Hearne, and on this day, An act for the relief of Lewis Houser; and An act making provision for the accommodation of the next General Assembly; all of which originated in the Senate.  And then the Senate adjourned till 3 o'clock this evening.

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

Bills from the House of Representatives, entitled an act declaring Pine Barren creek, in Wilcox county a public highway; An act to in-


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corporate the trustees of Tuscumbia academy, in Franklin county; and An act for the relief of certain persons therein referred to were severally read the 2d time.  The rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, the bill were severally read the 3d time and passed.  Ordered, that the Senate inform the House of Representatives thereof.

Engrossed resolutions instructing our Senators and requesting our Representatives in Congress, to use their exertions to procure the passage of an act of Congress to alter the times of holding the district courts of Mobile, were read the 3d time, & ordered to lie on the table.

Bills from the House of Representatives, entitled an act to repeal in part and amend an act, entitled an act for the punishment of malicious mischief, passed, Dec. 17, 1821; An act to alter and amend an act, entitled an act to establish the seat of justice in the county of Autauga, passed, Nov. 22, 1819; And an act to authorize clerks of the county courts to administer oaths in certain cases, were severally read the third time and passed.  Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act to repeal an act to provide for the payment of slaves executed in pursuance of law, was read the third time.  The question was put, shall the bill pass? and determined in the negative.  Yeas 9, nays 10.

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

Ash

Jackson of L.

Merriwether

Powell

Vanhoose

Crawford

Jones

Miller

Skinner

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. President

Bagby

Casey

Crabb

McCamy

Abercrombie

Brown

Clay

Gaines

Sullivan

So the bill was rejected.

A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled an at to establish and improve a certain road therein mentioned was read; and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, it was read the second and third time forthwith, and passed.  Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. Crabb, from the joint committee, elected to examine into the affairs of the bank of the State of Alabama, submitted a report.

Mr. Jackson of L. moved that the report lie on the table, which was lost.- Yeas 8, nays 11.

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

Mr. President

Ash

Clay

Gaines

Jackson of L.

Abercrombie

Bagby

Crawford

Those who voted in the negative, are

Brown

Jones

Merriwether

Powell

Sullivan

Casey

Crabb

McCamy

Miller

Skinner

Vanhoose

The report was then read with closed doors.  Mr. Crabb moved that the Senate concur in the report, which was carried.  Yeas 12, nays 3.

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

Brown

Gaines

McCamy

Miller

Sullivan

Casey

Jackson of L.

Merriwether

Skinner

Vanhoose

Crabb

Jones

Those who voted in the negative are,

Mr. Abercrombie

Clay

Crawford

So the report was concurred in.

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