TUESDAY, NOV. 16, 1819.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

The house according to the order of the day proceeded to the consideration of the bill to incorporate the town of Russelville in the county of Franklin-which was read a third time and passed.

Ordered that the titled thereof be changed from a bill to that of an act to incorporate the town of Russelville in the county of Franklin.

Also on the resolution proposing to present the Congress of the United States with a memorial shewing the situation of the people of this state, and praying further indulgence for paying for the lands sold in the Alabama Territory, which being read a third time was, on motion ordered to lie on the table.


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Also a bill excluding from suffrage, serving as jurors &c., which was read a third time and passed- and ordered that the title thereof be changed from a bill to an act, excluding from suffrage, serving as jurors and holding offices, such persons as may be convicted of bribery, forgery, perjury, and other high crimes and misdemeanors.

Also on a resolution relative to public printing, which being read the second time was, on motion of Mr. Everett, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow

Also on the bill to provide for the establishment of the seat of justice in the county of Franklin, which being read a second time was, on motion, made the order of the day for its third reading on to-morrow.

Also on the bill to authorise the county court of Dallas county to levy a tax &c., which was read a third time and passed- and on motion the title changed from a bill to that of an act, to authorise the county court of Dallas county to levy a tax to pay for building a jail in said county.

Also on the bill to incorporate the town of Claiborne in the county of Monroe, which being read the second time was made the order of the day for its third reading on to-morrow.

Also on the bill to authorise the Governor to ascertain the quality of certain lands, which being read the second time, Mr. Weedon moved that said bill be laid on the table, which was decided in the negative. On motion of Mr. Owen, it was made the order of the day for its third reading on to-morrow.

Also on a bill to incorporate the town of Demopolis and for other purposes which being read a second time was, on motion of Mr. Owen, ordered to be engrossed for its third reading on to-morrow.

Also on the bill to authorise Wm. Russell and Josh. Gotcher to sell certain lands therein named, which being read a second time was, on motion of Mr. Winston, made the order of the day for its 3d reading, to-morrow.


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A message from the senate by Mr. Sargent assistant secretary- Mr. Speaker, and gent. of the house of representatives, I am instructed to inform your honorable body that the senate have passed on its third reading, an act to incorporate the town of Montgomery in the county of Montgomery to which they desire your concurrence, which bill was read the first time, and on motion of Mr. J. Fitzpatrick, made the order of the day for a second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Perkins from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Samuel B. Marshal and E. Childers, reported a bill to authorise the administrator and administratrix of John Childers deceased, to sell real estate, which being read a first time was, on motion of Mr. Perkins made the order of the day for the second reading to-morrow.

Mr. Perkins from the committee appointed to bring in a bill to prevent the practice of swindling and fraud at the different land sales in this state, reported a bill under that title, which being read a first time, was, on motion of Mr. Perkins, postponed for the order of the day for its second reading on Tuesday next.

Mr. Weedon moved that the report of the committee of the whole on the bill regulating the rate of interest be taken up, which was resolved in the affirmative, and on motion of Mr. Owen, said report was referred to a select committee, whereupon on motion of Mr. J. Brown, messrs. Weedon, Owen, Birney, Townes and Chapman were appointed.

On motion of Mr. Vaughan the house resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the order of the day on the bill to suppress duelling. Also on the bill for the encouragement of destroying of wolves and panthers, Mr. Lamkin in the chair, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Lamkin reported that the committee had, according to order, had said bill under consideration and made sundry amendments to each, which on motion of Mr. Lamkin were ordered to lie on the table.


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Mr. Perkins moved the adoption of the following resolutions, to-wit. Whereas great inconvenience and expense will accrue to the citizens of the counties of Blount, Marion, Tuscaloosa and Marengo by being compelled to attend distant land sales to purchase the lands upon which they live, and as by procuring a land-office at Tuscaloosa the most central place of the unsold lands in the western part of this state, would obviate this inconvenience and extraordinary expense, and by this means promote the interest of a large portion of our citizens without damage to others, Therefore Be it resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened that the senators and representative in Congress from this state be, and they are hereby requested to make use of their influence to procure a land-office at the town of Tuscaloosa in this state, for the purpose of disposing of the public lands more convenient to that place than other land-offices in this state.

And be it further resolved that they be and are hereby also requested to endeavor to have it enacted by the Congress of the United States, that when any lands are sold in this state after the month of March in each year in the possession of any occupant or occupants, he, she or they shall not be dispossessed until they shall have made and gathered their crops: provided that be done by the last of Dec. in the same year, which was, on motion of Mr. Birney, ordered to lie on the table.

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