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Saturday, Nov. 26, 1825--  The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. McCamy, from the special committee to whom was referred so much of the Governor's message as relates to Jackson and Decatur counties, Reported a bill to be entitled an act, to repeal in part an act entitled an act, to establish certain counties therein named, and for other purposes, passed December 17, 1821, and for other purposes; which was read the first time and ordered to be read the second time on Monday next.

Mr. Powell presented the account of Robert Woods; which was referred to the committee on accounts and claims.

Mr. President laid before the Senate the report of the President and Directors of the Bank of the State of Alabama; which was read, and is as follows:

To the General Assembly of the State of Alabama.

The President and Directors of the Bank of the State of Alabama, inobedienct to the 12th Section of the Act of their incorporation, respectfully report, That they commenced the operations of the Bank on the 9th day of March last, and beg leave to present the following statement of its affairs:

Capital Stock

$253,616 46.

Money Deposited

98,888 40.

Notes in Circulation

257,823 00.

Debts due to Bank

$404,620 00.

Cash on hand

204,019 90 1-4

Due from other Banks

1,005 38 1-2

Banking House

1,098 37

Books, Stationary, Bank Paper, &c.

3,394 33

(In the cash on hand, is included $165 of counterfeit notes received from Treasurer.)

As great anxiety must necessarily be felt, throughout the country, respecting the condition and operations of this institution, perhaps no statements or reports, from the Board itself, however fully or carefully drawn up, will, at all times, give entire satisfaction.  The General Assembly has, very properly, resolved to itself the right of examining, by a joint committee, the general accounts and books of the Bank relating to such statement, whenever it may be deemed necessary. If such committee should now be appointed, it would be a matter of much gratification to the Directors, and they would, very respectfully, suggest the propriety and policy of making it an established custom to appointed at each session of the General Assembly, a joint committee, to inspect the books and examine the operations of the Bank.  This might be very efficacious in preventing or detecting, at an early period, any mismanagement of its affairs, and would tend greatly to preserve the character of the institution, and while its funds are prudently and honestly administered, of securing to it that public confidence which is essential to make it extensively useful to the State. Signed by order of the Board,

November 29, 1825.    ANDREW PICKENS, Pres't.

Ordered, That said report lie on the table; and that two hundred copies thereof be printed for the use of the Senate.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Tunstall, their clerk: Mr. President, The House of Representatives have read three times and passed a bill which originated in this house, entitled, an act authorizing Jacob Johnston to emancipate a certain slave therein named; in which they desire your concurrence.

A bill from the House of Representatives, entitled, an act authorizing Jacob Johnson to emancipate a certain slave therein named, was read the first time, and ordered to lie on the table.


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On motion of Mr. Casey, Resolved, That a committee be appointed to wait on His Excellency John Murphy, and request a copy of his inaugural address, for the purpose of having it spread on the journal of the Senate; whereupon Messrs. Casey and Sullivan were appointed said committee.

Mr. Bagby offered the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted: Resolved, That a committee be appointed to wait on ISRAEL PICKENS, Esq. late chief magistrate of this state, and express to him the high sense which this house entertains of the able, dignified and impartial manner in which he has discharged the various duties of the Executive Government for the last four years; whereupon Messrs. Bagby and Jackson of L. were appointed said committee.

And then the Senate adjourned till 3 o'clock P.M.

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

Mr. Brown presented the memorial of the Jefferson Troop of Dragoons, which was referred to the military committee.

Mr. Crabb offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the committee on county boundaries be instructed to inquire into the propriety of making such alterations in the boundary lines of Walker county, as will restore to it townships numbered 14, 15, and 16, in range 9, and township 14 in range 10 west of the basis meridian of Huntsville; which was adopted.

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 the concurrence of the Senate: Resolved, That the Senate be informed tat this House is ready to proceed to the election of a Judge of the county court for Baldwin county, pursuant to a joint resolution; and also a Judge of the county court of Franklin county; and that the west end of the Representative Hall be assigned for their accommodation.

Ordered, That the Senate concur in that part of the resolution which proposes to go into the election of Judge of the county court of Franklin; and that the Secretary acquaint the House therewith.

The Senate then repaired to the Representative Hall; and after having taken their seats, Mr. President arose, and announced the object of the meeting, when the two Houses proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court of Baldwin county.  Patrick Byrnes alone being in nomination, for Mr. Byrnes 73 votes.

Those who voted for Mr. Byrnes, are

 

Mr. President

Powell

Broadnax

Heard

Shotwell

Abercrombie

Skinner

Brown

Hickman

Sims

Ash

Sullivan

Coalter

Inge

Tate

Brown

Vanhoose

Coe

Jones

Thornton

Casey

Mr. Speaker

Coleman

Lambert

Tindall

Clay

Armbrister

Conner

Lewis

Vaughan

Crabb

Bailey of Mt.

Coopwood

Mardis

Vining

Crawford

Bailey of La.

Creagh

Martin of Li.

Walthall

Irwin

Barton of Mo.

Davis

Martin of Fr.

Warren

Gaines

Barton of Tus

Dellett

Martin of La.

Watson

Jackson of a.

Baylor

Dupuy

Mead

Weissinger

Jones

Baxter

Edmondson

McLemore

White

McCamy

Benson

Fitzpatrick

Peyton

Williams- 73.

Merriwether

Brandon

Fluker

Pickens

Miller

Bridges

Hallett

Saffold


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Patrick Byrnes having received all the votes present, was declared by Mr. Speaker to be duly elected Judge of the county court of Baldwin county.  The two Houses then proceeded to the election of a Judge of the county court of Franklin county; Gregory D. Stone being in nomination- for Mr. Stone 72 votes.

Those who voted for Mr. Stone are the same as those who voted in the election of Judge of the county court of Baldwin county, except Mr. Ash of the Senate, Gregory D. Stone having received all the votes present, was declared by Mr. speaker to be duly elected Judge of the county court of Franklin county; and then the Senate withdrew and returned to their own chamber -  and Mr. President resumed the chair.

On motion, the Senate adjourned till Monday morning at 10 o'clock.