THURSDAY, NOV. 4th 1819

The house met pursuant to adjournment

Mr. Exum presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Limestone, praying a reelection of commissioners to fix the permanent seat of justice of said county. On motion of Mr. Exum, ordered that the said petition be referred to a select committee: where-upon messrs. Exum, Matterson and Jones were appointed.

Mr. Dillahunty presented the memorial of John Byler of the county of Lawrence, praying for a road leading from Bainbridge to the Falls of Tuskaloosa, touching at certain points therein named.


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On motion of Mr. Dillahunty, ordered that the said memorial be referred to the committee on rivers and roads.

On motion of Mr. Byler ordered, that Mr. Dillahunty be added to the committee on rivers and roads.

Mr. Taylor presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Shelby and St. Clair praying for a new county .

On motion of Mr. Everett, ordered that the said petition be referred to the committee on county boundaries &c.

Mr. Lee of the committee to whom was referred the petition of Thomas Eastin, reported by joint resolution, allowing said Eastin the amount of his claim; which was read the first time.

On motion of Mr. Lee ordered that the said resolution be made the order of the day for its second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Philip Fitzpatrick of the committee on county boundaries and seats of justice reported a bill to establish the seats of justice in the counties of Autauga and Lauderdale; which was read the first time.

On motion of Mr. P. Fitzpatrick, ordered that the said bill be made the order of the day for its second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Walker of the committee of propositions and grievances to whom was referred the petition of Zedekiah Tate, reported by bill granting relief to said Tate, which was read the first time .

On motion of Mr. Walker ordered, that the said bill be made the order of the day for its second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Edmonson in conformity to a notice he gave yesterday, asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill regulating the county boundaries of Montgomery; which received its first reading. On motion of Mr. King ordered, that the said bill lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Owen, ordered that the joint resolution for the relief of Thomas Eastin, be reconsidered.

On motion of Mr. Owen, ordered that the said resolution be now read the first time.

On motion of Mr. Everett, ordered that said resolution be the order of the day for its second reading on to-morrow.


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On motion of Mr. Lamkin, ordered that the 19th rule for the government of this house, for the present be dispensed with.

On motion of Mr. Lamkin, the house proceeded to reconsider the second resolution sent from the senate voting the thanks of the General Assembly to Major General Andrew Jackson. On motion of Mr. Lamkin, said resolution was stricken out- the yeas and nays on striking out the resolution were as follows:

AYES- Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Byler, Birney, Cleveland, Creagh, Chapman, Dennis, Davis, Edmonson, Exum, Everett, Garrard, King, Lamkin Lee, Moody, Perkins, Saffold, Thompson, Townes, Taylor, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker and Wellbourne, 25.

NAYS- Messrs Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Bates, Carson, Coats, Dale, Dillahunty, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hardwick, Harrison, Jones, Murrell, McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Owen, Seargent, Simms, Weedon, Wilson, Watts and Winston, 24.

On motion of Mr. Townes ordered that the house resolve itself into a committee of the whole, on a resolution approbating the conduct of Maj. General Andrew Jackson, during the late war with the Seminole Indians, &c. Mr. Cleveland in the chair, and after sometime spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Cleveland reported that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had the resolution under consideration, and report the following additional resolution in lieu of that which was stricken out- to wit: And be it further resolved, that this General Assembly do highly approve the conduct of Major General Andrew Jackson in the prosecution of the late war with the Seminole Indians; and sincerely regret the course pursued by such members of the Congress of the United States, as attempted at their last session to censure this distinguished chieftain.

On motion of Mr. Vaughan ordered, that the report of the committee of the whole be received and agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Lamkin ordered, that the senate be informed thereof.

On motion of Mr. Everett, the house adjourned.