Tuesday, January 3, 1825.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Powell, from the joint committee on enrolled bills, reported as correctly enrolled, an act to prohibit the further granting licenses for gaming; An act to establish the temporary seat of justice in the county of Walker; An act to emancipate certain slaves therein mentioned; An act for the relief of William McDonald; An act to incorporate the Moulton Library Company; And an act to


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amend an act, entitled an act to establish a certain county therein amend, and for other purposes, passed, Dec. 22, 1824; all of which were accordingly signed by Mr. President.

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

Mr. President, the House of Representatives have adopted the following resolution, in which they ask your concurrence; Resolved, that no new business be received by this House after Monday next, except it be reports for committees founded upon matters referred to them before that time; and that this House, with the concurrence of the Senate, will adjourn sine die on Saturday the 7th of January next.  They have appointed a committee on their part to consist of Messrs. Greening, Davis, and Vining, to confer with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, upon the subject of the disagreement between the two Houses in relation to the amendment made by the House of Representatives to the memorial to the Congress of the United States, praying further relief to the purchasers of public lands.  They have elected a committee, consisting of Messrs. Dellett, Greening, and Hallett, to act with such committee as may be elected on the part of the Senate for the purpose of examining the affairs of the bank of the state of Alabama.  They have read three times and passed a bill which originated in the Senate, entitled an act to alter and amend the several laws now in force in this state, to suppress the evil practice of duelling; and have amended the same in the manner herewith shewn: in which amendment they ask your concurrence.  They have also read three times and passed bills originated in their House, entitled an act the more effectually to secure the free and  impartial exercise of the elective franchise; An act to regulate the navigation of certain rivers in ths state by stream boats; An act supplementary to the several acts regulating terms, and restraining tippling houses; an act declaring Pine Barren Creek, in Wilcox county, a public highway; An act to incorporate Milton academy, in the town of Montgomery, and to empower the trustees of the same to establish a lottery or lotteries; An act to authorize the raising by lottery a sum of money for the purposes therein specified; An act to legalize the several official acts of the coroner of Decatur county, in this state; An act to amend an act, entitled an act to appoint commissioners to lay out two roads leading from the ford of Lien creek --  the one to Coffeeville, the other to Tuscaloosa, passed, Dec. 21, 1822; An act to locate permanently the seat of justice in the county of Shelby; An act to incorporate the town of Pickens, in the county of Pickens; An act of the relied of the Mobile and Tombeckbe banks against certain penalties heretofore incurred; An act regulating the mode of emancipating slaves; An act for the settlement and relief of free negro children, and for other purposes; And, an act to authorize the judge of the county court, and commissioners of revenue and road of Lauderdale county, to levy a tax for the purposes therein specified; in all of which they desire your concurrence.

Mr. Sullivan moved to amend the amendment, made by the House of Representatives, to the bill entitled an act to alter and amend the several laws now in force in this state, to suppress the evil practice of duelling, by striking out “1826,” “1822;” which was carried.  The question was then put on concurring in the amendment made by the House of Representatives to the bill, as amended by Mr. Sullivan's motion, and lost.  Ordered, that the Senate concur in the amendment made by the House of Representatives to the bill, and that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

Mr. Casey introduced a joint resolution for the payment of William R. King, and fixing the pay of the President of the Bank of the State of Alabama; which was read and ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

Mr. Clay, from the special committee, to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a certain road therein named, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in.  Ordered, that the bill be read the third time to-morrow.


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Mr. President laid before the Senate the following communication from the Secretary of State:

SECRETARY'S OFFICE, JAN. 3D, 1826.

Sir- In obedience to a resolution of the Senate, of the 2d instant, requiring the Secretary of State to lay before the Senate the bonds and other papers made by the citizens of Tuscaloosa to the Governor of this state, in consideration of the removal of the seat of government, I have the honor to submit the accompanying papers.

With great respect, your ob't sev't.

JAMES I. THORNTON.

The Hon. Nicholas Davis, President of the Senate.

Mr. Powell called up the bill entitled an act making provision for the accommodation of the next general assembly Mr. Casey, offered the following amendment to the bill by way of rider: "whereas, the memorial, presented to the general assembly by the citizens of Tuscaloosa, among other things, agrees to furnish rooms, &c. for the accommodation of the general assembly, for two sessions; Be it further enacted, That no money shall be drawn from the treasury, for carrying this act into effect.  Mr. Gaines moved that the bill, proposed amendment, and documents from the Secretary of state's office, relating thereto, be referred to a special committee;  which was carried- yeas 12, nays 8.

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

Mr. President

Ash

Bagby

Irwin

Jones

Skinner

Abercrombie

Casey

Gaines

Jackson of L.

Miller

Sullivan- 12.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Brown

Crabb

McCamy

Powell

Vanhoose- 8

Clay

Crawford

Merriwether

Whereupon, Messrs. Gaines, Jackson of L. and Crawford were appointed the special committee.

A message was received from the Governor, by Mr. Thornton, secretary of state, informing the Senate that he did, on the 2d instant, approve and sign an act to amend the Charter of the Bank of the State of Alabama, which originated in the Senate.

The following communication was received from the Governor, by J. I. Thornton, esq --  Gentlemen, I have the honor to transmit you a resolution, passed by the legislature of the state of Tennessee, during their present session, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

I am very respectfully your ob't ser't,                 JOHN MURPHY.

Ordered, that the communication together with the accompanying document be referred so the special committee appointed on so much of the Governor's annual communication as relates to the mode of election of chief magistrate of the Union.

On motion of Mr. Casey, the Senate proceeded to the election of a committee to consist of three members, to examine into the affairs of the Bank of the state of Alabama, according to the provisions of the act of the present session; Messrs. Crabb, Jackson of L. Sullivan, Miller and Vanhoose being in nomination: For Crabb 12, Jackson 10, Sullivan 9, Miller 7, Vanhoose 4 votes.

Those who voted for Mr. Crabb, are Messrs Brown, Casey, Gaines, Irwin, Jones, McCamy, Merriwether, Miller, Powell, Skinner, Sullivan and Vanhoose.

Those who voted for Mr. Jackson, are Messrs. President, Abercrombie, Ash, Brown, Crabb, Gaines, Merriwether, Powell, Skinner, and Vanhoose.

Those who voted for Mr. Sullivan, are Messrs. Ash, Casey, Crabb, Gaines, Irwin, Jones, Merriwether, Miller, Vanhoose.

Those who voted for Mr. Miller, are Messrs. Ash, Casey, Irwin, Jones, McCamy, Skinner, Sullivan.

Those who voted for Mr. Vanhoose, are Messrs. Crabb, McCamy, Miller, and Sullivan.

Messrs. Crabb, Jackson of L. and Sullivan, having received the highest number of votes were declared by Mr. President to be duly elected said committee.

Mr. Crawford moved that the resolution from the Hose of Representatives proposing that no new business be received after Monday  next (meaning


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day last) and that the House of Representatives with the consent of the Senate will adjourn sine die on Saturday next, be laid upon the table, which was carried.  Yeas 12, nays 6.

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

Mr. President,

Brown

Irwin

McCamy

Sullivan

Abercrombie

Crawford

Jones

Powell

Vanhoose

Bagby

Gaines

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Ash

Clay

Jackson of L.

Miller

Skinner

Casey

Crabb

Merriwether

A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled an act declaring Pine Barren creek, in Wilcox county, a public highway, was read the first time and laid on the table.  Bills from the House of Representatives, entitled an act to legalize the several official acts of the coroner of Decatur county; an act to incorporate the town of Pickens in the county of Pickens; an act regulating the mode of emancipating slaves; an act for the relief of the Mobile and Tombeckbee banks, against penalties heretofore incurred; an act to locate permanently the seat of justice in the county of Shelby; an act the more effectually to secure the free and impartial exercise of the elective franchise; an act to incorporate the Milton Academy, in the town of Montgomery, and to empower the trustees of the same to establish a lottery or lotteries; an act to authorize the raising, by lottery, a sum of money for the purposes therein specified; and 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 --  were severally read the first time and ordered to a second reading to-morrow.  A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled an act to regulate the navigation of certain rivers in this state by steam boats, 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 a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Jackson of L. Crawford, and Bagby, to consider and report thereon.

A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled an act for the settlement and relief of free negro children, and for other purpose, was read the first time.  Mr. Bagby moved that the further consideration of the bill be indefinitely postponed, which was carried.  A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled an act supplementary to the several acts regulating taverns, and to restrain tippling houses, was read the first time.  Mr. Irwin moved that the further consideration of the bill be indefinitely postponed, which was lost.  The rule requiring bills to be read on three several days being suspended, it was read a second time, and referred to a special committee, consisting of Mr. Casey, Clay, and Crabb, to examine and report thereon.  A  bill from the House of Representatives, entitled an act to amend an act, entitled an act to appoint commissioners to lay out two roads leading from the ford of Line Creek; the one to Coffeeville, and the other to Tuskaloosa, passed Dec. 31, 1822, was read the first and second time, and referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Sullivan, Abercrombie, and Powell, to examine and report thereon.

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

Evening session.- Mr. Clay called up the engrossed bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the school commissioners of the 4th township and 8th range, west from Huntsville, and for other purposes; the bill


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was amended by way of rider and passed.  Ordered that the title be an aforesaid and that it be sent to House of Repres. for concurrence.

Mr. Gaines from the special committee to whom was referred a bill to be  entitled, an act making provision for the accommodation of the next General Assembly, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in.  Mr. Bagby moved further to amend the bill, by way of rider, by adding the word, “or furnishing,” after the words “procuring,” where it reads thus: "provided nothing in this act shall be so construed as to authorize an expenditure of public money for the purpose of procuring the rooms herein required;" which amendment was rejected- yeas 8, nays 11.

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

Mr. Ash

Casey

Jackson of L.

Sullivan

Vanhoose- 8.

Bagby

Irwin

Miller

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. President

Brown

Clay

Gaines

McCamy

Powell

Abercrombie

Crawford

Jones

Merriwether

Skinner- 11.

The question was the put, "Shall this bill pass?" and determined in the affirmative.  Ordered, that the title of the bill be aforesaid, and that it be sent to the House for concurrence.  A bill to be entitled an act giving further time to persons holding claims against their counties respectively, and an act to amend an act to regulate the licensing physicians to practice, and for other purposes therein named, passed, December 22d, 1823, were severally read the second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.  A bill, to be entitled an act for the relief of William Holbrooks and Lewis Proctor, was read the second time.  Mr. Brown offered an amendment to the bill, providing for the payment of a part of Daniel Ayers' account against the state;  which was adopted.  Ordered, that the bill be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. Clay called an engrossed bill, to be entitled an act to provide for the improvement of the navigation of certain rivers therein named.  The question was put, shall the bill pass? and determined in the affirmative- yeas 14, nays 5.

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

Mr. President

Bagby

Crawford

Merriwether

Skinner

Abercrombie

Brown

Gaines

Miller

Vanhoose

Ash

Clay

Jackson of L.

Powell

Those who vote din the negative, are

Mr. Casey

Irwin

Jones

McCamy

Sullivan

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

Engrossed bill to be entitled an act to provide for holding two terms of the supreme court, and for other purposes, was read the third time and passed.  Ordered, that the title of the bill be as aforesaid, it be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

Mr. Abercrombie called up the bill, to be entitled an act to establish a ferry, and lay out a road therein named. Ordered, that it be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.  And then the Senate adjourned till tomorrow morning at half past 9 o'clock.