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Saturday, Jan. 14, 1826.  The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Brown called up the bill entitled an act to alter and extend the time of holding certain circuit courts therein named, and for other purposes.  Ordered, that the Senate concur in the amendments made thereto by the House of Representatives.  Ordered, that the secretary inform the House thereof.

Mr. Crawford introduced a bill to be entitled an act to repeal an act entitled an act to class and fix the price of the university lands, which was read a first time, and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, the same was read a 2d and 3d time forthwith, and passed.  Yeas 14, nays 2.

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

Mr. President, Abercrombie, Ash, Brown, Clay, Crabb, Crawford, Jackson, of La. McCamy, Merriwether, Miller, Powell, Skinner, and Vanhoose- 14.

Those who voted in the negative, are Mr. Jones and Sullivan.  Ordered, that the title of the bill be as aforesaid, and that the same be sent to the House for their concurrence.

Mr. Sullivan offered the following resolution: Resolved, that a committee be appointed on the part of the Senate to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives to wait on his excellency the governor, and inform him that the General Assembly have gone through the business before them, and will be ready to adjourn sine die this day at the hour of 12 o'clock, if he has no further communications to make.

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

Mr. President, the House of Representatives concur in the amendments made by the Senate to the bill entitled an act making appropriations for the year 1826.

Resolution from the House of Representatives on the subject of emancipation, was read the first time, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Casey called up the bill entitled an act to fix the salary of the president of the bank of the state of Alabama, and moved that the Senate recede from their amendments to the bill.  The question was put on receding from the amendment, by striking out the 2d section of the bill allowing the comptroller five hundred dollars in addition to his present salary, an inserting an amendment allowing the comptroller secretary of state, and treasurer, twelve hundred and fifty dollars in lieu of their present salary, and lost.  Yeas 8, nays 16.

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

Messrs. Casey, Crabb, McCamy, Merriwether, Miller, Skinner, Sullivan, Vanhoose.  Those who voted in the negative, are Mr. President, Abercrombie, Ash, Brown, Bagby, Clay, Crawford, Jackson of La. Jones, Powell.

The question was the put on insisting on the amendment made by the Senate to the bill preventing members of the legislature from obtaining discounts from the bank, and carried.   Yeas 11, nays 7.

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

Messrs. President, Abercrombie, Ash, Bagby, Brown, Clay, Crabb, Crawford, Jackson of L. Jones, Powell.  Those who voted in the negative, are Mr. Casey, McCamy, Merriwether, Miller, Skinner, Sullivan, Vanhoose.

So the Senate insist upon their amendments. Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. Bagby, from the special committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled an act to alter the time of holding the general elections in


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this state reported the same without amendment.  Ordered, that the bill lie on the table.

A message, by Mr. Stewart: Mr. President, the House of Representatives have passed the resolutions originated in the Senate, proposing to adjourn the two Houses sine die and for informing the governor thereof, and have amended the same by striking out the words this day at the hour of 12 o'clock, and inserting in lieu thereof the words this evening; in which amendment they ask your concurrence.  They have appointed, as a committee on their part, Messrs. Creagh, Benson, and Weissinger.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Stewart:

Mr. President, the House of Representatives disagree to the amendment made by the Senate, to the bill entitled an act making appropriations for certain claims against the state, by striking out the 21st section of the bill; they concur in tall the other amendments made by the Senate to the bill.

Ordered, that the senate agreed from the said amendment.

Mr. Sullivan, from joint committee appointed to wait on the Governor and inform him that the two Houses will be ready to adjourn, sine die, this evening, if he has no further communications to make, reported, that they had performed that duty, and received for answer from the Governor, that he had no further communication to make, except to return certain his with his approval, which originated in the Senate.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Stewart, their assistant clerk: Mr. President, the House of Representatives have appointed a committee on their part, to consist of Messrs. Greening, Bridges and Brandon, to confer with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, on the subject of the disagreement between the two Houses, as to the amendments made by the Senate, to the bill entitled an act to fix the salary of the President of the Bank of the State of Alabama -- in which they desire your concurrence.

Ordered, that the Senate concur in said message: whereupon, Messrs. Crawford, Jackson of L. Bagby were appointed a committee on conference on the part of the Senate.  Ordered, that the secretary inform the House thereof.

Mr. Jackson of L. introduced a bill entitled an act concerning the University lands; which was read and the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with, was read the 2d and 3d time forthwith and passed.  Ordered that the title be as aforesaid and that the same be sent to the House of Reps. for concurrence.

A message was received from the H. of Reps by Mr. Tunstall, their clerk, inviting the Senate to assembly in the Representatives Hall, to proceed on the unfinished business of yesterday.  Whereupon the members of the Senate repaired to the Hall of the H. of Rep's, and having taken their seats, Mr. President arose and declared the objects to of the meeting, when the two Houses proceeded to elect a trustee of the University from the first judicial circuit, in the place of Mr. Dellett, resigned; John G. Creagh being in nomination-for Mr. Creagh 45 votes

Those who voted for Mr. Creagh, are Mr. President, Ash, Bagby, Brown, Casey, Crawford, Jackson of L. Jones, McCamy, Skinner, Sullivan, Vanhoose, Mr. Speaker, Bailey of L. Baylor, Baxter, Benson, Brandon, Bridges, Broadnax, Brown, Coleman, Cook, Coopwood, Crenshaw, Davis, Greening, Heard, Hickman, Jones, Lyon, Martin of La.  Martin of L. Neill, Oliver, Pickens, Shotwell,


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Sims, Tate, Thornton, Tindall, Vining, Weissinger, White, Williams.  Mr. Creagh having received all the votes present, was declared to be duly elected.

The two Houses then proceeded to the election of Commissioners to class and fix the price of the University lands, according to a law of the present session.

Josiah D. Lister, James H. Draughan, and John W. Moore, being in nomination from the first judicial circuit:- Isaac Brown, Wm. H. Wilson and Bolling Hall, from the 2d:- Green Hill, Willis Banks and Peyton King, from the 3d:- John Chisolm Francis Bullock and Robert Beattie, from the 4th:- Clement Billingslea, Thomas Rives and Larkin Cleaveland, from the 6th judicial circuit.  Each of the persons in nomination received 50 votes, and were declared to be duly elected.  Those who voted for them, are Mr. President, Bagby, Brown, Casey, Clay, Crawford, Jackson of L. Jones, Miller, Skinner, Sullivan, Vanhoose, Mr. Speaker, Armbrister, Bailey of L. Baylor, Baxter, Benson, Brandon, Bridges, Broadnax, Brown, Coe, Coleman, Cook, Conner, Coopwood, Creagh, Crenshaw, Davis, Dellett, Hickman, Jones, Lewis, Lyon, Martin of La. Martin of Li. McLemore, Neill, Oliver, Peyton, Pickens, Saffold, Shotwell, Sims, Tindall, Vining, Weissinger, White.

The elections being completed, the Senate withdrew, returned in the their own chamber, and the President resumed the chair; And then the Senate adjourn till one o'clock.

One o'clock, P.M.  the Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

A message from the H. of Rep's, by Mr. Stewart: Mr. President the House of Representatives concur in the report of the committee of conference appointed upon the disagreement between the two Houses on the amendments made by the Senate to the bill entitled An act to fix the salary of the President of the Bank of the state of Alabama.   They have read three times and passed a bill when originated in the Senate entitled An act concerning the University lands.

Mr. Jackson of La. from the committee appointed by this House to confer with the committee appointed on the part of the House of Rep's on the disagreement of the two Houses on the bill entitled An act to fix the salary of the President of the Bank of the state of Alabama, and the amendments thereto, reported that they have met the committee from the House, and after free conference, the two committees have agreed to recommend to their respective Houses the following amendments, to wit: that the 2d section of the said bill be stricken out and that nothing in lieu thereof be interested; that the proviso in the last section be stricken out; and that the following be added, to wit: that the last section shall take effect from and after the first day of March next; which was concurred in.  Ordered that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. Powell, from the joint committee on enrolled bills, reported, as correctly enrolled, an act to authorize William H. Ragsdale and his associates to turnpike a road therein specified; an act to provide for the payment of the expenses incurred in the reception of General La Fayette; an act to authorize the judges of the circuit courts, in certain cases, to order juries to be empannelled; an act making appropriations for the year 1826; resolution authorizing the Governor to appoint commissioners to adjust the unsettled, accounts between this state and the state of Mississippi; an act to alter and extend the time of holding certain circuit courts therein named, and for other purposes; an act requiring the judges of the circuit courts to alternate, and for other purposes; and an act making appropriations for certain claims against the state- all of which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

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an act allowing to Jarrett Brandon a certain sum of money or expenses incurred in apprehending William Walker, charged with negro stealing; an act for the better selecting, drawing and summoning jurors; an act to amend an act entitled an act concerning dower; an act for the relief of John H. Campbell; an act to authorize sheriffs to serve notices; an act for the relief of William Holbrooks; resolution providing for the disposal of certain public property in the town of Cahawba; an act to provide for holding two terms of the supreme court, and for other purposes; memorial of the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama to the Congress of the united States; resolutions instructing our Senators, and requesting our Representatives, in Congress, to sue their efforts to procure for this state, the immediate right to the lands acquired by the recent treaty at the Indian Springs; resolutions instructing our Senators, and requesting our Representatives, in Congress, to sue their best endeavors to procure the passage of a law to reduce the price of the public lands; resolution 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 court of Mobile, an act to alter and extend the time of holding certain circuit courts therein named, and for other purposes; and an act concerning the University lands- all of which originated in the Senate.

Mr. Jackson of L. having been called to the chair, Mr. Bagby offered the following preamble and resolution; which were unanimously adopted; whereas, the period has arrived which is to separate us for a time; and, judging from the extreme uncertainty of all things connected with this transitory life, many of us for ever- we cannot forbear to express the feelings inspired by the course which the presiding officer of this House has pursued, in discharging the arduous duties imposed upon him, by the situation in which he has been placed by the Senate.  And, whatever may be his future destiny, we beg leave to assure him, that he carries with him into that retreat, which now awaits us all, the undiminished confidence of that body, over which he has so long presided in a manner highly creditable to himself, and beneficial to the best interest of his country: Be it, therefore, resolved unanimously, That the thanks of this House are due to the honorable Nicholas Davis, for the very able, dignified, and impartial manner in which he has discharged the duties of the chair, at the present session of the general assembly.

Mr. President having resumed the chair, addressed the Senate as follows: GENTLEMEN, the approbation of my conduct by the Senate, in the discharge of my duties as presiding officer, conveyed in the flattering terms which they have used, is peculiarly grateful to my feelings.  The session has been long- the matters brought before the Senate important- and the duties of the chair arduous.  In the discharge of those duties, the Senate do me but justice to say, that I have bee impartial; but that I have erred, I do not doubt.  It has been a source of much gratification to me, that my conduct has been viewed, by those with whom I have been associated in public duty, and to whom I am best known, with an indulgenct eye. To the Senate, I am much indebted for the able support I have received; and I tender unto them my sincere thanks, for the expression of their approbation, and of their


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kindness.  Gentlemen, be pleased to accept the expression of my wishes for health, happiness, and safe return to your families.”

On motion of Mr. Bagby, Ordered, that a message be sent to the House of Representatives, informing them, that the Senate, having, completed the business before them, are about to adjourn, sine die.

On motion of Mr. Casey, the President adjourned the Senate, without day.

NICHOLAS DAVIS,-

President of the Senate.

Attest,

F.S. LYON, Secretary of the Senate.