WEDNESDAY, 10th, Nov. 1819.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

A message from the senate by their secretary Mr. Rogers- Mr. Speaker and gentlemen of the house of representatives: the senate have passed a bill to be entitled an act to repeal certain laws therein named, to which they desire your concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Isaac Brown, ordered that Mr. Matteson have leave of absence.

Mr. Dillahunty presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Lawrence county, praying the incorporation of the town of Courtland in said county; which on motion of the same, was referred to a select committee: whereupon, messrs. Dillahunty, Winston and Sergeant were appointed.

Mr. Exum presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Limestone, praying a law to reelect commissioners to fix the seat of justice of said county; which on motion was ordered to be referred to the committee to which it was formerly referred.

The house took up the order of the day on the bill authorising the administrator of Thomas Garretson deceased, to sell certain real estate; which was read a third time and passed. Ordered, that the title of said bill be changed from a bill, to that of an act to authorize the administrator of Thomas Garretson deceased to sell certain real estate.

The house took into consideration the message from the senate to this house accompanying a bill to repeal certain laws therein named; which was read the first


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time and made the order of the day for its second reading on tomorrow.

On motion of Mr. Everitt ordered that the bill authorising the administrator of Thomas Garretson deceased to sell certain real estate- and the bill to incorporate the town of Coffeeville in the county of Clarke; and a bill for the relief of the assessor and tax-collector, and those who are in arrearages for taxes in the county of Lauderdale- also a bill to establish the seat of justice in the county of Autauga, (all of which have been read and passed,) be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Mr. Winston gave notice that on Friday next he would ask leave to bring in a bill to incorporate the town of Russellville.

Mr. Byler moved the adoption of the following resolution - Resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened, that a joint committee be appointed to take into consideration the expediency of presenting to the Congress of the United States, a memorial setting forth the situation of the people, and praying an extension of the time of payment on lands heretofore purchased in the Alabama Territory, or such other indulgence as may be thought just and right, by the Congress of the United States; which on motion was ordered to lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Dillahunty, ordered that the resolution offered by him on yesterday, as an additional rule for the government of this house, be taken up, when the question was taken on the adoption of said resolution, it was decided in the negative.

Mr. Perkins from the committee to whom was referred the petition of the inhabitants of the county of Tuscaloosa, to incorporate the town of Tuscaloosa, reported a bill, which was read the first time, and made the order of the day for its second reading on Friday next.

Mr. Owen gave notice that on Friday next, he would ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the town of Demopolis, and for other purposes.


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Mr. Vaughan gave notice that on Monday next, he would ask leave to bring in a bill to incorporate the town of Summerville, in the county of Cotaco.

Mr. Gerrard gave notice that on tomorrow, he would ask leave to bring in a bill for the encouragement of destroying wolves.

Mr. Chapman gave notice that on tomorrow, he would ask leave to bring in a bill to prevent the sacrifice of property taken under execution, and for other purposes.

Mr. Moody gave notice that on tomorrow, he would move to rescind the 27th rule for the government of this house.

On motion of Mr. Exum, ordered that messrs. Walker and Davis, be added to the select committee to whom was referred the petition of the inhabitants of Limestone county, praying the reelection of commissioners to fix on the permanent seat of justice for the county of Limestone.

On motion of Mr. Birney, ordered that this house do now adjourn.