MONDAY, November 15, 1819.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Dillahunty presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of ------ county, praying that a law be passed to establish pilots at the Muscle shoals; which being read, was on motion of Mr. Dillahunty, referred to a select committee -- whereupon messrs. Dillahunty, J. Fitzpatrick and Creagh, were appointed.

Mr. Lamkin from the joint committee on the part of this house to present to Major General Andrew Jackson, the resolutions expressing the thanks of the general Assembly to him reported that they had performed that service, and had received for answer the following:

Gentlemen:- I have received with the highest satisfaction the resolutions of the General Assembly of the state of Alabama. The honor conferred on me, by your legislative body, is accepted with feelings of the warmest sensibility. The first pride of the soldier, should be to discharge the duties of the field with zeal and fidelity; and the first reward, the approbation of his countrymen; and it is a source of peculiar satisfaction


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to have received the manifestation of the confidence of those, who have gloriously participated in the fatigues and dangers of the camp. As a testimony of my gratitude for the high sense of my public services which you have been pleased to express, permit me gentlemen to present to you, and through you, to the honorable body of which you are a committee, the assurance of my high consideration and regard.

I am Gentlemen,

very respectfully

your obedient servt.

(Signed.) ANDREW JACKSON.

Maj. Howell Rose, chairman committee.

On motion of Mr. Everett, resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the state of Alabama in general assembly convened, that the joint committee appointed to contract for the public printing, be instructed to contract for the printing of ------ copies of the acts of the general assembly and ------- copies of the journals of the senate and ------- copies of the house of representatives, which was read the first time, and on motion made the order of the day for its second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Owen from the committee appointed to bring in a bill to incorporate the town of Demopolis and for other purposes, reported a bill under that title, which being read the first time, was on motion of Mr. Owen, made the order of the day for its second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Birney moved that the resolution setting forth the situation of the people of this state to the congress of the United States, be taken up, which being read the second time and amended, was on motion, ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for its third reading on to-morrow.

A message from the Governor by Mr. Sargent, assistant sec'ry to the senate - Mr. speaker and gentlemen of the house of representatives I am directed by the Governor, to inform you that he did on the 13th inst.


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approve and sign an act to establish the town of Triana and incorporate its trustees, which originated in the house of representatives.

The house took up the order of the day on the bill to be entitled an act authorising Wm. Russell and Joshua Gotcher, to sell certain lands therein named; which being read the first time was, on motion of Mr. Sargeant made the order of the day for its second reading on to-morrow.

Also a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the establishment of the seat of justice in the county of Franklin; which being read the first time was, on motion of Mr. Sargent, made the order of the day for to-morrow.

Also on the bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the town of Claiborne in the county of Monroe; which being read the first time was, on motion of Mr. Owen, made the order of the day for its second reading on to-morrow.

Also a bill for the encouragement of the destruction of wolves and panthers; which being read the second time was, on motion of Mr. Everett, ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole house on to-morrow. Also a bill to incorporate the town of Russellville, which being read the second time was, on motion of Mr. Seargant, ordered to be engrossed for its third reading on to-morrow.

Also a bill to authorise Alle Kyle to make title to a certain tract of land, which was read the third time and passed and returned to the senate.

Also a bill to establish a court of ordinary, which being read the second time was, on motion ordered to lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Lamkin, ordered that Mr. Dillahunty have leave of absence for four days.

A message from the senate by Mr. Sargent, Assistant secretary- Mr. speaker and gentlemen of the house of representatives : I am instructed to inform your honorable body that the senate have passed on their third


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reading an act to incorporate the town of Coffeeville in the county of Clarke- and an act to establish the seat of justice in the county of Autauga. And they have also passed on their third reading, an act to fix the seat of justice in the county of Lawrence,- and an act to enable the Governor to ascertain the quality and value of certain lands therein named, to which they desire your concurrence - which last mentioned bill was read the first time, and on motion made the order or the day for its second reading on to-morrow.

Also the bill to fix on the seat of justice in the county of Lawrence, which being read the first time was, on motion of Mr. Perkins, ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Bates gave notice that on to-morrow, he would ask leave to bring in a bill to prevent malicious mischief.

Mr. Weedon gave notice that on Thursday next he would ask leave to bring in a bill to regulate the fees of practicing physicians.

On motion of Mr. Vaughan, ordered that the following amendment be made to the fortieth rule for the government of this house (to wit :) after the word "committee" insert the words "other than that on enrolled bills."

On motion ordered, that this house do now adjourn.