THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 1819.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Murrell presented the petition of John Bethany, praying a law authorizing him to emancipate certain slaves - which on motion of Mr. Everett, was ordered to be referred to a select committee - whereupon messers. Murrell, Everett and Thompson, were appointed.

Mr. Perkins presented the petition of Samuel Marshal ,administrator and Elizabeth Childers, administratrix of John Childers, deceased, praying a law may be passed to authorise them to sell certain real estate; which on motion was referred to a select committee: whereupon messrs. Perkins John Brown and Moody, were appointed.

Mr. Coats presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Marengo county, praying a division thereof; which on motion was referred to the committee on county boundaries &c.


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The house took up the order of the day on the bill to be entitled an act to repeal certain laws therein named, and read said bill a second time; which on motion was committed to a committee of the whole house, and made the order of the day for tomorrow.

Mr. Vaughan moved to reconsider his last motion; which was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Vaughan, ordered that this house do forthwith resolve itself into a committee of the whole on the bill to be entitled an act to repeal certain laws therein named, Mr. Saffold in the chair, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Saffold reported that the committee had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and beg leave to report the same without amendment; which on motion was received and agreed to.

Mr. Gerrard agreeable to notice given, asked leave to bring in a bill for the encouragement of destroying wolves and panthers -- messrs. Gerrard, Lee and Saffold, were appointed the committee to bring in said bill.

Mr. Chapman agreeable to notice given, asked leave to bring in a bill to prevent the sacrifice of property taken under execution, and for other purposes; messrs. Chapman, Owen an Townes, were appointed a committee to bring in said bill.

Mr. Davis agreeably to notice given, asked leave to bring in a bill to alter the mode of voting in elections, and for other purposes - whereupon messrs. Davis and P. Fitzpatrick, were appointed a committee to bring in said bill.

On motion of Mr. Weedon, ordered that this house do forthwith resolve itself into a committee of the whole on the bill regulating interest, &c., Mr. Perkins in the chair, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Perkins reported that the committee had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, but not having gone through with the same, reported progress and asked leave to sit again on tomorrow; which was granted.

On motion ordered, that this house do now adjourn