Saturday, Nov. 13th, 1819.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Winston presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Madison county, praying that an alleviating law might not pass, which was read and on motion was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Weedon presented the petition of sundry citizens of---- district, praying an alleviating law; which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Chapman from the committee appointed to bring in a bill to prevent the sacrifice of property taken under execution, presented said bill which being read the first time- on motion of Mr. Saffold, was postponed until the 1st day of August next, the ayes and noes being demanded, they were as follows :

AYES- Mr. Speaker Byler, Issac Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Carson, Coats, Dennis, Edmonson, Exum. Evertt, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill. Hardwich, Harrison, Jones, King, Lee, Murrell, McBee Owen, Saffold, Sargeant, Simms, Thompson, Taylor, Wilson, Watts & Winston, 30

NOES- Messrs. Birney, Bigham, John Brown, Creagh, Chapman, Dale, Dillahunty, Gerrard, Lamkin, Moody M'Carley, Perkins, Townes, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Wredon, and Wellbourn, 18

Mr. Owen from the Judiciary committee, reported in part a bill to establish a court of ordinary, which being read the first time, was on motion made the order of the day for its second reading on Monday next.

Mr. Gerrard from the committee appointed to bring in a bill for the encouragement of the destruction of wolves and panthers, reported a bill, which being read the first time, was on motion made the order of the day for its second reading on Monday next.

Mr. Winston from the committee appointed to bring in a bill to incorporate the town of Russellville, reported a bill, which being read the first time, was on mo-


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tion made the order of the day for its second reading on monday next.

Mr. Owen in pursuance of notice given, asked leave to bring in a bill to incorporate the town of Demopolis and for other purposes, which was granted: messrs. Owen and Harrison were appointed a committee to bring in said bill.

Mr. Vaughan in pursuance to notice given, moved a committee to be appointed to bring in a bill to incorporate the town of Summerville in the county of Cotaco - whereupon messrs. Vaughan and M'Carley were appointed.

Mr. Perkins moved that a committee be appointed to bring in a bill to prevent the practice of swindling and fraud at the different land sales within this state, in pursuance of notice given - whereupon messrs. Perkins, Bates and King, were appointed.

The house took up the order of the day on the bill to incorporate the town of Tuscaloosa; which was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the titled thereof be changed from a bill, to that of an act to incorporate the town of Tuscaloosa, and sent to the senate for their concurrence. Also the bill to prevent duelling, which being read the second time, was on motion ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole house on Tuesday next. Also a bill excluding from suffrage, serving as jurors and holding officers, such person as may be convicted of bribery, perjury, and other high crimes and misdemeanors, which being read the second time, was on motion ordered to be engrossed for its third reading on Tuesday next.

Also, a bill to authorise the county court of Dallas county to levy a tax to pay for building a jail in said county; which being read a second time, was on motion made the order of the day for its third reading on Tuesday next. Also, a bill to authorise Alle Kyle, to make title to a certain tract of land, which being read the second time, was on motion made the order of the day for its third reading on Monday next.


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A message from the senate by their secretary Mr. Rogers- Mr. Speaker and gentlemen of the house of representatives; the senate have passed on the third and last reading, a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the town of Claiborne in the county of Monroe.

Also, a bill to be entitled on act to provide for the establishment of the seat of justice in the county of Franklin.

Also a bill to be entitled an act authorising William Russell, sen., and Joshua Gotcher, to sell certain lands therein named.

Also, a bill to be entitled an act to establish certain counties therein named; which last mentioned bill being read the first time, was on motion of Mr. Birney, ordered to lie on the table.

On motion ordered, that this house do now adjourn.