Thursday, November 24.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

In pursuant of a resolution of the Senate, Mr. President appointed a committee to revise and amend the rules of order and decorum for the government of the Senate, to consist of Messrs. Casey, Crabb and Bagby.

Mr. Brown presented the petition of Daniel Ayres, late deputy sheriff of Jefferson county, praying compensation for arresting and bringing to justice certain criminals; which was read and referred to the committee on accounts and claims.

Mr. Casey, from the committee appointed to revise and amend the rules for the government of the Senate, reported an amendment to the


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29th rule, by striking out the word ordinary and inserting in lieu thereof the word standing, and by inserting the word five in lieu of three in said rule, so as to make all standing committee consist of five members, except the committee of enrolled bills, which is to consist of three -the amendment was agreed to.

In pursuance of an order of the Senate, the President appointed the following standing committees:

A committee of propositions & grievances, to consist of Messrs. Gaines, Miller, Jackson of Aut, Merriwether and McCamy.

A joint committee on enrolled bills, to consist of Messrs. Powell, Crawford and Merriwether.

A committee on inland navigation, to consist of Messrs. Clay, Miller, Vanhoose, Gaines and Crabb.

A judiciary committee, to consist of Messrs. Crawford, Powell, Bagby, Sullivan and Jackson of Laud.

A military committee, to consist of Messrs. Crabb, Irwin, Abercrombie, Vanhoose and Skinner.

A committee on roads, bridges and ferries, to consist of Messrs. Casey, Ash, Jones, skinner, and Clay.

A committee on county boundaries, to consist of Messrs. Abercrombie, Irwin, McCamy, Vanhoose and Brown,

A committee on schools & colleges, and school & college lands, to consist of Messrs. Bagby, Casey, Sullivan, Jackson of L. and Crawford.

A committee on accounts and claims, to consist of Messrs. Jackson of L. Casey, Bagby, Crawford and Gaines.

A committee on divorce and alimony, to consist of Messrs. Sullivan, Crawford, Merriwether, Jones and Irwin.

Mr. Sullivan presented the account of N. Welsh, sheriff of Perry county, against the state, for making returns of the Congressional election in the middle district, which was referred to the committee on accounts and claims.

Mr. Brown presented the account of J. A. Reed, jailor of Jefferson county, which was referred to the same committee.

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 desire your concurrence: Resolved that a committee be appointed on the part of this House, to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on his excellency John Murphy and inform him that he is duly elected governor and commander in chief of the state of Alabama, and to know when it will be convenient for him to take the necessary oaths of office: they have appointed on their part Messrs. Williams & Dellett.  They concur in the resolution of the Senate appointing a joint committee to contract for stationary and fuel for the use of the General Assembly, at the present session --  and have appointed on their part Messrs. Morton, Coalter and king.  They have also adopted the following resolution, in which they desire your concurrence: Resolved, that the Senate be requested to assemble in the Representative hall on Saturday next, at the hour of 3 o'clock P.M. for the purpose of electing a judge of the county court of Baldwin county.

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On motion, Ordered that the Senate concur in the resolution of the House appointing a joint committee to notify his excellency John Murphy of his election to the office of Governor; and also in the resolution proposing to go into the election of a judge of the county court of Baldwin county, on Saturday next, at the house of 3 o'clock P.M.

Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the House therewith.

Mr. Casey moved to reconsider the vote of the Senate, ordered the annual communication of the Governor to be committed to a committee of the whole House on Friday next; which was carried.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the Governor's message.  Mr. Casey in the chair, and after sometime spent in the consideration thereof, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Casey reported the following resolution:

1.  Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the judiciary, be referred to the judiciary committee.

2.  Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the location of the seat of government, be referred to a special com'ee.

3.  Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the university and the female branches of the same, be referred to the committee on schools and colleges, and school and college lands.

4.  Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the State Bank be referred to the committee on that subject.

5.  Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the Huntsville Bank, be referred to a special committee.

6.  Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the expences incurred in receiving Gen. Lafayette, be referred to the committee on accounts and claims.

7.  Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the militia laws, be referred to the military committee.

8.  Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to Jackson and Decatur counties, be referred to a special committee.

9.  Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to gaming, and gaming tables, be referred to a special committee.

10.  Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the divisional line, between this State and the State of Georgia, be referred to a special committee.

11.  Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the military road, be referred to a special committee.

12.  Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to inland navigation, and to the improvement of the Muscle Shoals in Tennessee river, be referred to the committee on inland navigation.

13.  Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the Ohio and other resolutions, be referred to a special committee.

14.  Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to unsettled accounts between this State and Mississippi, be referred to a special committee.

15.  Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the mode of election of chief magistrate of the union, be referred to a special committee.  All of which were severally read and adopted.

Agreeably to the 2d resolution, Mr. President appointed a select committee, consisting of Messrs. Powell, Casey, Crawford, Brown and Sullivan.


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Agreeably to the 5th resolution, the President appointed a special committee, to consist of Messrs. Sullivan, Miller and Clay.

Agreeably to the 8th resolution, the President appointed a special committee, to consist of Messrs. McCamy, Bagby and Ash.

Agreeably to the 9th resolution, the President appointed a special committee, to consist of Messrs. Clay, Powell and Jones.

Agreeably to the 10th resolution, the President appointed a special committee, to consist of Messrs. Irwin, Abercrombie and Bagby.

Agreeably to the 11th resolution, the president appointed a special committee, to consist of Messrs. Jackson of L. Skinner & Vanhoose.

Agreeably to the 13th resolution, the President appointed a special committee, to consist of Messrs. Crawford, Powell, Jackson of L. Casey and Bagby.

Agreeably to the 14th resolution, Mr. President appointed a special committee, to consist of Messrs. Powell, Casey and Gaines.

Agreeably to the 15th resolution in relation to the Governor's message, Mr. President appointed a committee to consist of Messrs. Jackson of L. Sullivan, Crawford, Bagby and Casey.

Mr. Miller presented the petition of sundry persons residing in the western part of what was lately called Decatur county, praying the annexation of part of Decatur to Madison county; which was referred to the committee on county boundaries.

Mr. Crabb presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Morgan county, praying the passage of a law authorizing William Morris to erect a toll bridge across Flint river, in said county; which was read and referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Crabb, McCamy, and Jackson of a.

Mr. Brown presented the petition of Joseph Price and sundry others, praying that the said Price may be authorized to erect a mill on the Mulberry fork of the Black Warrior river; which was read the referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Brown, Abercrombie and Vanhoose.

Mr. Crabb, from the joint committee appointed to wait on his excellency John Murphy, and notify him of his election to the office of Governor, and ascertain when it would suit his convenience to take the necessary oaths of office, Reported, That the committee has performed that duty, and received for answer, from the Governor, that he would be ready to take the oaths of office on to-morrow, at the hour of 12 o'clock.  And then the senate adjourned till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.