Monday, Jan. 2, 1826.  The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Gaines from the committee on propositions and grievances to whom was referred the petition and account of Wm. Holbrooks, and also the account of Lewis Proctor, reported a bill to be entitled an act for the relief of Wm. Holbrooks and Lewis Proctor, which was read and ordered to be read the 2d time tomorrow.

Mr. Crawford from the committee on the judiciary to whom was referred a bill entitled an act regulating elections, reported the same as amended, which was concurred in.  Ordered that the bill made the order of the day for a 3d reading tomorrow.

Mr. Crawford from the same committee to whom was referred the bill entitled an act providing for the registration of feeds, grants, &c. reported the same as amended, which was concurred in.  The bill was then read the 3d time as amended and passed.  Ordered that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. Crawford, from the same committee, to whom was referred a bill, to be entitled an act to provide for the better selecting and drawing grand jurors, reported the same as amended.  Ordered, that the report together with the bill lie on the table.

Mr. Crawford from the same committee, to whom was referred a bill, entitled an act to compel the owners of hired slaves to pay physicians fees, reported the same without amendment.  Ordered, that the bill be read the third time tomorrow.

Mr. Crawford, from the same committee, to whom was referred a bill, entitled an act explanatory of an act, to provide for the election of justices of the peace and constables, passed, Dec. 31, 1822, reported the same without amendment.  Ordered, that the bill be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

Mr. Jackson of La. from the special committee, to whom was referred a bill, to be entitled an act to provide for the removal of the bank of the state of Alabama to the town of Tuscaloosa, reported the same as amended.  Ordered that the bill together with the amendment lie on the table till 3 o'clock this evening.

Mr. Casey offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the secretary of state be required to lay before the Senate the bonds and other

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papers made by the citizens of Tuscaloosa to the governor of this state, for the use of said state, in consideration of the removal of the seat of government; which was adopted.

Mr. Powell, form the joint committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled, An act the more effectual to prevent the trading with slaves, and for other purposes; An act to compensate county court clerks for paying printers fees for publishing the appraisement of certain strays, and for other purposes; And an act to amend the charter of the bank of the state of Alabama; which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

Mr. Crabb, from the special committee, to whom was referred a bill, entitled an act to establish and incorporate the town of Sommerville, in the county of Morgan, reported the same as amended by striking out all of the bill after the enacting clause, and substituting another bill in lieu thereof; which was concurred in.  Ordered, that the bill as amended by made the order of the day for a third reading tomorrow.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. McClellan, their engrossing clerk: Mr. President, the House of Representatives have read three times and passed a bill which originated in the Senate, entitled an act to authorize Joseph Price to erect a mill dam across the Mulberry fork of the Tuscaloosa river.  They have also read three times and passed bill which originated in their House, entitled an act to divorce Deborah Dixon from Samuel Dixon; An act to authorize Green Collin to erect a dam across Flint river, in Madison county, and for other purposes; An act to repeal in part and amend an act to fix the permanent seat of justice, and levy a tax to build a court house and jail, in Washington county, passed, December 23, 1815; An act to prevent sheriffs, coroners, and constables from purchasing property at their own slaves, and for other purposes; An act to authorize the judge of the county court, and commissioners of revenue and road, to levy a special tax for the purposes therein mentioned, and for other purposes An act establishing schools in the county of Mobile; And an act to authorize clerks and magistrates to collect costs in certain cases; in all of which they desire your concurrence.

All the bills mentioned in said message, which originated in the House of Representatives, except the last, were severally read the first time in the Senate, and ordered to a second reading tomorrow.  A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled an act to authorize clerks and magistrates to collect costs in certain cases;  was read the first time, and laid on the table.

Mr. Irwin introduced a bill, to be entitled an act to amend an act, entitled an act to regulate the licensing of physicians to practice, and for other purposes therein named, passed, Dec. 22, 1823; which was read, and ordered to a second reading tomorrow.  A bill to be entitled an act to establish a ferry, and appoint commissioners to lay out a road therein named; was read the second time, and ordered to lie on the table.  Engrossed 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; and 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 Indian heretofore residing in Georgian, within the limits of this state; were read the third time amended by way of rider on Mr. Ash's motion, and passed.  Ordered, that the titles of the resolutions be as aforesaid; and that they be sent to the House of Represen-


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tatives for concurrence.  A bill to be entitled an act respecting rents in the city of Mobile, was read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary, to consider and report thereon.  A bill to be entitled an act to amend an act, entitled an act to alter and amend the charter of incorporation of the city of Mobile; was read the second time, and ordered to be read the third time tomorrow.

A bill, to be entitled an act to amend the eighth section of an act entitled an act for the punishment of crimes and misdemeanors, was read the second time, and ordered to lie on the table.  A bill, to be entitled an act for the relief of James Frazier, late tax collector of Franklin county, was read the second time, and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances, to consider and report thereon. A bill, to be entitled an act to extend the corporate limits of the town of Moulton, and for other purposes, was read the third time and passed.  Ordered, that the same be returned to the House of Representatives.  Ordered, that the bill, entitled an act to provide for the appointment of a public weigher for the town of Blakely, be referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Casey, Crawford and Jones, to consider and report thereon.  Ordered, that the bill, entitled an act to authorize certain persons therein named, to raise, by lottery, a certain sum of money for the purposes therein mentioned, be referred to the judiciary committee, to consider an report thereon.  An engrossed bill, to be entitled an act concerning justices of the peace and constables in Mobile 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.  Joint resolution, relating to the boundary line between the state of Alabama and the state of Georgia; and a joint resolution, memorializing Congress in relation to certain public works therein named - were severally read the third time and passed.  Ordered, that they be returned to the House of Representatives.  Engrossed bill, to be entitled an act to repeal in part an act and amend an act affixing the salaries of certain officers within this state, passed, December 13, 1819, was read the third time and laid on the table.  An engrossed bill, to be entitled an act to alter the time of holding the county court of Greene 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.  Engrossed bill, to be entitled an act making provision of the accommodation of the next general assembly, was read the third time, and laid on the table for one hour.  Engrossed bill, to be entitled an act to provide for the improvement of the navigation of certain rivers therein named, was read the third time, amended by way of rider, and ordered to lie on the table.  A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled an act to incorporate the trustees of La Fayette Academy in the village of La Grange, was read the third time and passed.  Ordered, that the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives therewith.

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

Evening Session- Mr. McCamy called up the bill to be entitled an act for the relief of the inhabitants of the first township, seventh range, east of the basis meridian of Huntsville.  The bill was ordered to a third reading to-morrow.

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State of Alabama, reported the same without amendment.  The resolutions provide for the locations of the Bank at------; and propose a repeal of so much of the charter as requires its location at the seat of government.  The question was put, shall the resolutions be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow? and determined in the negative-yeas 10, nays 10.

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

Mr. President

Ash

Casey

Irwin

Miller

Abercrombie

Bagby

Crawford

Jones

Sullivan- 10.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Brown

Crabb

Jackson of L.

Merriwether

Skinner

Clay

Gaines

McCamy

Powell

Vanhoose- 10.

A bill, to be entitled an act to establish certain election precincts therein named, was read the third time as amended, and passed.  Ordered, that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.  The bill, to be entitled an act making provision for the accommodation of the next general assembly, was ordered to lie on the table.  The Senate took up the bill, to be entitled  to emancipate Nancy Powell, a slave, and her infant son, Thomas; and the question being put, shall the bill pass? it was determined in the affirmative- yeas 11, nays 9.

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

Mr. President

Bagby

Crabb

Gaines

Powell

Abercrombie

Brown

Clay

Crawford

McCamy

Vanhoose - 11.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Ash

Irwin

Jones

Miller

Sullivan - 9

Casey

Jackson of L.

Merriwether

Skinner

Ordered, that titled of the bill be as aforesaid, and that it be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

Mr. Crawford called up the bill to be entitled an act to reserve from sale the university lands in the county of Tuscaloosa.  The question was put on the adoption of the amendment offered by Mr. Casey to the bill, on Saturday last, and lost.  Ordered, that the bill be made the order of the day, for a third reading, to-morrow.

Mr. Crawford also called up bill to be entitled an act to provide for holding two terms of the supreme court, and for other purposes.  Mr. Casey moved to amend the bill, by striking out the third section, which repeals the law requiring judges to alternate, or interchange readings; which was carried.  Ordered, that the bill be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. McCamy introduced a bill, to be entitled an act, giving persons holding claims against the counties respectively further time to file the same, which was read, and ordered to be read the second time tomorrow.

Mr. Crawford called up the bill to be entitled an act to alter the times of holding the circuit court of Mobile, Baldwin, and Washington counties, and moved the indefinite postponement of the same, which was carried.

Mr. Jackson, of Laud, called up the memorial to the Congress of the United States, praying further relief to the purchasers of public lands, and moved that the Senate insist upon their disagreement to the amendment made by the House of Representatives to said memorial, which was carried.  Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

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