Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1826.-  The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Crawford, from the committee on the judiciary, to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act to extend the criminal jurisdiction


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of St. Clair county into the Cherokee Nation, contiguous thereto, and for other purposes, reported the same without amendment.  Mr. McCamy moved that the bill lie on the table till the first day of the next session; which was carried.

Mr. Irwin from the special committee to whom was referred the bill entitled an act to authorize the county courts of Dale and Henry counties to levy a tax on said counties, for certain purposes therein named, reported the same as amended; which was concurred in.  Ordered, that the bill be made the order of the day for a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. Powell, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported, as correctly enrolled, an act the better to organize the militia of the counties of Covington and Dale; an act for the emancipation of negro man slave, named Peter; an act for the relief of  Leasa Lewis; an act to establish the boundary lines between certain counties therein named; and an act declaring Paint Rock river a public highway- all of which were accordingly signed by Mr. President,

Mr. Casey, from the special committee, to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act supplementary to the several acts regulating taverns, and to restrain tipling houses, reported, that it is inexpedient to pass the bill, which was concurred in- yeas 13, nays 7.

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

Mr. President

Brown

Crabb

Merriwether

Vanhoose- 13

Ash

Casey

Irwin

Miller

Bagby

Clay

Jones

Skinner

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Abercrombie, Crawford, Gaines, Jackson of L. McCamy, Powell, Sullivan- 7.

So the report was concurred in.

Mr. Jackson of L. called up a bill to be entitled an act for the better selecting and drawing grand jurors.  Ordered, that the bill be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. Miller called up the engrossed bill, to be entitled an act to repeal in part and amend an act affixing the salaries of certain officers within this state passed, December 13, 1819.  Mr. Casey moved to fill the blank in the bill with seventeen hundred and fifty dollars, as the annual salary of each of the circuit judges; which was carried- yeas 11, nays 9.

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

Mr. President

Bagby

Crawford

Jackson of L.

Merriwether

Abercrombie

Brown

Casey

Gaines Jones

Sullivan- 11.

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Ash

Crabb

McCamy

Powell

Vanhoose- 9.

Clay

Irwin

Miller

Skinner

Ordered, that the bill lie on the table.

Mr. Powell called up the bill to be entitled an act to provide for the removal of the Bank of the State of Alabama to the town of Tuscaloosa.  The question was then put on concurring in the amendments proposed by the special committee to the bill, and carried.  Mr. Crawford moved to strike out “Tuscaloosa,” wherever it occurs in the bill; the question was then put, on striking out “Tuscaloosa,” and determined in the negative- yeas 7, nays 13.

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

Mr. Abercrombie, Bagby, Casey, Crawford, Irwin, Jones and Sullivan- 7.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. President

Clay

Jackson of L.

Miller

Vanhoose- 13

Ash

Crabb

McCamy

Powell

Brown

Gaines

Merriwether

Skinner

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Ordered, that the bill be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. Crawford introduced a joint resolution instructing our Senators and Representatives in Congress, to use their best endeavors to procure the passage of a law, to allow 37 1/2 per cent. discount upon certain cash payment, heretofore made; which was read.  The rule, requiring joint resolutions to be read on three several days, being dispensed with, the resolution was read the second time forthwith, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

Ordered, that Messrs. Jackson of L. Bagby and Crawford be appointed a committee of conference, on the part of the Senate, to meet and confer with the committee, appointed on the part of the House of Representatives,  upon the subject of the disagreement between the two Houses, in relation to the amendment made by the House to the memorial to the Congress of the United States, praying further relief to the purchasers of public lands. Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. Casey called up the report of the committee on the judiciary, to whom was referred a resolution of the Senate, instructing them to inquire into the expediency of increasing the number of jurors to attend the several circuit courts in this state, which report was adverse to the proposes increase.  Ordered, that the Senate concur in the report.

Mr. McCamy called up the bill to be entitled an act to amend the eighth section of an act entitled an act for the punishment of crimes and misdemeanors.  Ordered, that the bill be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

Engrossed bill, to be entitled an act to amend an act regulating the licensing physicians to practice, and for other purposes therein named, passed, December 22, 1823,  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.

Mr. Casey introduced a bill to be entitled an act to amend an act to regulate the licensing of physicians of to practice, & for other purposes therein named, which was read, and ordered to be read the 2d time tomorrow.

An engrossed bill, to be entitled an act giving further time to persons holding claims against their respective counties to file the same, was read the third time, and passed- yeas 15, nays 5.

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

Mr. President

Bagby

Crabb

Irwin

Miller

Abercrombie

Brown

Crawford

McCamy

Skinner

Ash

Clay

Gaines

Merriwether

Vanhoose-15

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Casey

Jackson of L.

Jones

Powell

Sullivan- 54.

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

A message from the H. of R. by Mr. Stewart: Mr. President, the House of Representatives have read three times and passed a bill which originated in the Senate  entitled an act providing for the removal of certain public offices to the town of Tuscaloosa, which originated in the Senate.  They have also read three times and passed a bill which originated in their House entitled an act to repeal an act entitled an act the more effectually to ensure the testimony of absent witnesses by interrogatories, in which they desire your concurrence.


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A bill from the House of Reps. entitled an act to repeal an act entitled an act the more effectually to ensure the testimony of absent witnesses by interrogatories, was read a first time.

Mr. Casey moved that the bill lie on the table till the first day of next session, which was lost, yeas 7, nays 13.

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

Mr. Abercrombie

Gaines

Jones

Merriwether

Miller

Casey

Irwin

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. President

Brown

Crawford

Powell

Vanhoose- 13

Ash

Clay

Jackson of L.

Skinner

Bagby

Crabb

McCamy

Sullivan

Ordered, that the bill be read a 2d time on tomorrow.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act explanatory of an act entitled an act to provide for the election of justices of the peace and constables, passed Dec. 31, 1822, was read the 3d time, amended by way or rider and passed.  Ordered that the title of the bill be as aforesaid and that it be sent to the House of Repres. for concurrence.

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

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

Mr. Sullivan from the special committee to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act to amend an act entitled an at to lay out two roads leading from the ford of Line-creek, the one to Coffeeville, the other to Tuscaloosa, passed Dec. 31, 1822, reported the same as amended, which was concurred in.  The bill was further amended on Mr. Powell's motion, and ordered to a 3d reading tomorrow.

Engrossed bill, entitled an act to establish a ferry and appoint commissioners to lay out a road therein named, 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 for the relief of Wm. Holbrook and Lewis Proctor, was read the third time and ordered to lie on table.  A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled an ac to incorporate the town of Sommerville, in the county of Morgan, was read the third time as amended, and passed.  Ordered, that the title be stricken out after the words an act, and the following inserted, "supplementary to an act to establish the town of Sommerville, in the county of Cotaco, passed, 3d Dec. 1819, and that the secretary acquaint the House of Representatives, therewith.  a bill from the House of Reps. Entitled an act regulating elections, was read the third time and amended by way of rider, and passed.  Ordered, that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.  Bills entitled an act for the relief of the inhabitants of the first township, seventh range, east of the basis meridian of Huntsville.  An act to amend an act, entitled an act to alter and amend the charter of incorporation of the city of mobile; And an act reserving from sale the university lands in the county of Tuskaloosa, were severally read the third time, and passed.  Ordered, that they be returned to the House of Representatives.  Bill from the House of Representatives entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to establish a certain road therein mentioned, was read the third time and passed.  Ordered, that it be returned to the H. of R. bills from the house of Representatives, entitled an act to authorize the raising by lottery a sum of money for he purposes therein specified; an act to incorporate the Milton academy, in the town of Montgomery, and to empower


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the trustees of the same to establish a lottery or lotteries; An act to locate permanently the seat of justice in the county of Shelby; An act to regulate the mode of emancipating slaves; An act to incorporate the town of Pickens in the county of Pickens; an act to legalize the several official acts of the coroner of Decatur county, in this state; An act to authorize the judge of the county court of Washington county; and commissioners of revenue and roads, to levy a special tax for the purposes therein mentioned, and for other purposes;  an act to authorize Green Collier to erect a mill dam across Flint river, in Madison county, and for other purposes; And an act establishing schools in the county of Mobile, were severally read the second time, and ordered to a third reading tomorrow.  A bill to be entitled an act more effectually to secure the free and impartial exercise of the elective franchise, was read the second time.  Mr. Bagby moved that the further consideration of the bill be indefinitely postponed, which was lost.  Yeas 9, nays 10.

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

Mr. President

Crabb

Gaines

Jones

Vanhoose

Bagby

Crawford

Jackson of L.

Merriwether

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. Abercrombie

Brown

Irwin

Miller

Skinner

Ash

Casey

McCamy

Powell

Sullivan

Mr. Crawford moved that the bill lie on the table till the first day of June next, which was carried.  A bill to be entitled an act for the relief of the Mobile and Tombecke banks against penalties heretofore incurred, was read the second time, amended on Mr. Crawford's motion, and ordered to a third reading tomorrow.

Mr. Gaines called up a bill to be entitled an act to authorize Wm. R. Parker, to emancipate a certain slave therein named.  The question was put, shall the bill pass? and determined in the affirmative.  Ordered that the secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.  a bill to be entitled an act to repeal in part and amend an act, entitled an act to fix the permanent seat of justice, and levy a tax to build a court house and jail in Washington county, passed Dec. 23, 1815; And an act to prevent sheriffs, coroners, and constables purchasing property at their own sales, were severally 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 divorce Deborah Dixon from her husband Samuel Dixon, was read the second time, and referred to the committee of divorce and alimony, to consider and report thereon.  A bill to be entitled 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 purposed therein specified, was read the second time, amended on Mr. Jackson's motion, and ordered to a third reading tomorrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to compel the owners of hired slaves to pay physicians fees, was read the third time, amended by way of rider on Mr. Miller's motion and rejected.  Yeas 2, Nays 17.

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

Mr. McCamy

Miller

Those who voted in the negative, are

Mr. President

Casey

Gaines

Jones

Skinner

Abercrombie

Clay

Crabb

Irwin

Merriwether

Sullivan

Ash

Brown

Crawford

Jackson of L.

Powell

Vanhoose.

Joint resolution for the payment of Wm. R. King, and fixing the salary of the president of the bank of the state of Alabama, was read the second time and referred, together with a document relating thereto


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to the committee on accounts and claims, to consider & report thereon.

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