Wednesday, Nov. 17th, 1819.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. P. Fitzpatrick from the joint committee on the part of this house, on so much of the Governor's communication as relates to county boundaries, &c., Reported, that the bill for the purpose of establishing the boundaries of the counties therein named, received from the senate, be and is the report of the said committee with the addition of the county of Jackson which has been added by amendment.


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Mr. Everett from the committee to whom was referred the petition of John Bethney reported a bill to authorize John Bethney to emancipate certain slaves therein named, which being read the first time was, on motion of Mr. Everett made the order of the day for its second reading on tomorrow.

Mr. Lamkin, from the military committee, reported a bill to provide for the organization and discipline of the militia of the state of Alabama, which being read the first time, Mr. Lamkin moved that one hundred copies of said bill be printed for the use of this house, which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Chapman moved that said bill be read a second time on Tuesday next, which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Lamkin moved that said bill have a second reading on Monday next, which was decided in the negative. Mr. Lampkin, moved that said bill have a second reading on Saturday next, which was decided in the negative. Mr. Chapman, moved that said bill have a second reading on Friday next, which was decided in the negative. On motion of Mr. Bates, ordered that said bill be made the order of the day for its second reading to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Owen, ordered that this house do now take up the bill to establish certain counties therein named.

Mr. Fitzpatrick of Montgomery, moved to amend the 4th sec. of said bill by striking out the words "twelve and thirteen", in the 4th line thereof, and inserting in lien thereof "eleven and twelve," which was decided in the negative.

Mr. King moved to amend the 7th sec. of said bill by striking out the words "to the township line," and inserting in lieu thereof "thence east to the range line."

Mr. Bates moved that Joseph Lowry and John Gaston, be added to the number of commissioners for the county of Wilcox, which was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Perkins moved that the names of the commis-


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sioners for the county of Greene be stricken out, which was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Birney moved to amend the 17th sec. of said bill by striking out the words "Flint river" in the last line thereof, and inserting in lieu of the same the words "the present Madison county line and of Flint river, after it has left Madison county." Also the 19th sec. by striking out the words "West of Flint river and North of Tennessee river" and inserting in lieu thereof the following, "between the present Madison county line and Flint river," which was decided in the affirmative. Mr Chapman moved to amend the 31st sec. of said bill, by striking out the words "Crowcreek"in the last line, and inserting in lieu thereof the words "Mud creek," which was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Coats moved the following as an additional section to said bill.

Sec. 38- "And be it further enacted, that the temporary seat of justice for Greene county, shall be in "the town of Erie, or some other place continuous "thereto until otherwise provided for by law," which was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Watts moved to add the following amendment to the end of said bill. "And be it further enacted, that Bartley Walker, "James Salter, John Speir, Radford L Cotton and Robert Smilie, be & they are hereby appointed commissioners, who are authorised or a majority of them, to fix on a site for the public buildings in the county of Conecuh, and the said commissioners or a majority of them are hereby authorised to purchase any quantity of land not exceeding one quarter section, for the purpose of erecting said buildings on, which land when so purchased shall be for the use and benefit of the said county, to be disposed of as the commissioners may deem most expedient"; which was decided in the affirmative- and on motion of Mr. Owen, ordered that the said bill be read a third time tomorrow.

Mr. Edmonson moved that the house adjourn, which was decided in the negative.


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The house according to order of the day proceeded to the consideration of the bill to authorise the administrator and administratrix of John Childers deceased to sell real estate, which being read a second time, when Mr. Chapman moved to amend said bill by adding after the word "county" in the last line of the first section the word "or counties," which was decided in the affirmative, when on motion of Mr. Vaughan, said bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time on to-morrow.

Also on the bill to authorise Wm. Russell sen., And Joshua Gotcher, to sell certain lands therein named, which was read a third time and passed.

Also on the bill to provide for the establishment of the seat of justice in the county of Franklin, which was read a third time and passed, and ordered to be sent to the senate.

Also on the bill to incorporate the town of Montgomery in the county of Montgomery, 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 enable the governor to ascertain the quality and value of certain lands therein named which on motion of Mr. Chapman, was amended by way of rider, when it was read a third time and passed and ordered to be returned to the senate - the ayes and nays being demanded they were as follows to wit :

AYES- Mr. Speaker, Byler, Birney, Bigham, Isaac Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Chapman, Dale, Davis, Edmonson, Exum, J. Fitzpatrick, Gerrard, Hill, Hardwick, Harrison, Jones, King, Lamkin, Lee, Murrell, Moody McBee, Matterson, M 'Carley, Sargeant, Simms, Thompson, Townes, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Wellbourn, Watts & Winston

NOES
- Messrs. John Brown, and Weedon.

Mr. Walker, presented the account of Irby Jones for room rent, which being read, was on motion referred to a select committee - whereupon messrs. Walker, Everett, and Harrison, were appointed.

On motion, ordered that this house do now adjourn until to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.