FRIDAY, November 19th.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Byler from the select committee to whom was recommitted, a bill to prevent abuses in taking up strays, reported said bill, which was received and read, when

On motion of Mr. Bates, ordered that the house resolve itself into committee of the whole on said bill, Mr. Edmonson in the chair, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Edmonson reported that the committee had, according to order, had said bill under consideration and had made sundry amendments thereto, which was received and ordered to lie on the table.

A message from the senate by Mr. Trotter - Mr. Speaker and gentlemen of the house of representatives, The senate have adopted the following resolution in which they ask your concurrence, Whereas from a want of mutual understanding between the two branches of the present legislature, several difficulties have occurred, and more likely to arise by bills being presented in each house embracing the same object, which causes a great delay of business; Be it therefore resolved that a committee on the part of the senate, be appointed to


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act with such members as may be appointed by the house of representatives, to confer on the subject on which each branch have acted separately, and also fix on some joint rules to form a more close connection for the purpose of accelerating the business of the General Assembly, and have appointed on their part messrs Farmer, Harwell and Trotter, which was disagreed to. Ordered that the senate be informed thereof, as also that messrs. Owen, Birney and Chapman were appointed on the part of this house a committee to draft joint rules for the government of both houses.

A further message from the senate by Mr. Trotter - Mr . Speaker and gentlemen of the house of representatives: The senate have passed an act to authorise Thos. Johnson to manumit a certain person of color therein named.

An act to prevent the obstruction of the navigable water courses in this state.

An act to repeal the 1st and 2d sections of the act entitled an act for the government of gin-holders passed 16th Nov. 1818.

Also an act to provide for the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba and for other purposes; they have also passed an act to incorporate the town of Tuscaloosa; and an act to establish and incorporate the town of Russelville in the county of Franklin, which originated in the house of representatives, both of which we have amended by rider, to which they ask your concurrence. A bill to authorise the administrator of Thos. Garretson, deceased, to sell real estate, was read as amended and concurred in.

Also a bill to establish the seat of justice in Cahawba county, which was read the second time, and on motion of Mr. Hardwich made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow. Also a bill to incorporate the town of Summerville in the county of Cotaco, which being read the second time, was on motion of Mr. Vaughn, made the order of the day for its third reading to-morrow. Also a bill to establish the permanent seat of justice in Limestone county, which being read a second time was on motion of Mr. Davis, ordered to be engros-


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sed and made the order of the day for its 3d reading to-morrow. Also a bill to authorise John Bethney to emancipate certain slaves therein named, which being read a third time, was on motion of Mr. Creagh, ordered to lie on the table. Also a bill to examine certain rivers therein named and for other purposes, which being read the first time, was on motion of Mr. Sims, ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow. Also a bill for the government of the town of Cahawba, which being read the first time was on motion of Mr. King, ordered to be read the second time to-morrow.

Also on the bill to prevent the obstruction of the navigable water courses of this state, which was read the first time and ordered to be read a 2d time to-morrow.

Also on the bill to authorise the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba, which was read the first time, and on motion of Mr. Townes ordered to lie on the table.

Also a bill to authorise Thos. Johnson to manumit a certain boy of color, read the first time, and on motion of Mr. Birney , ordered to lie on the table. Also a bill to incorporate the town of Tuscaloosa as amended by the senate, was read and on motion of Mr. Sims ordered to lie on the table. Also a bill to incorporate the town of Russelville as amended by the senate, was read and on motion of Mr. Bates, concurred in.

Also a bill for the relief of Irby Jones, read the second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. Vaughan from the committee on enrolled bills reported sundry bills as duly enrolled.

On motion of Mr. Chapman, ordered that this house adjourn until 3 o'clock this evening.

3 o'clock.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Lamkin, ordered that this house take up the bill to provide for the organization of the militia of this state, which was read and amended on sundry instances; in some of which the ayes and noes were called for, to-wit, on motion of Mr. Weedon, on


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striking out the words Brigadier General and field officers of their respective divisions in the 5th section.

Those who voted in the affirmative, were, Messrs. Byler, Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Cleveland , Creagh, Chapman, Coats, Dennis, Everett, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrcik, Gerrard, Hill, Hardwich, Jones, King, McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Sims, Taylor, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon and Watts- 27.

Those who are voted in the negative were, Messrs. Speaker, Dale, Davis, Edmonson, Exum , Harrison, Lamkin, Lee, Murrell, Moody, Owen, Saffold, Sargeant , Thompson, Townes, and Winston- 16.

Also the ayes and noes were called for on the motion of Mr. Weedon for filling up the blank with the words all persons liable to do militia duty in their respective divisions.

Those who voted in the affirmative, were, Messrs. John Brown, J. Fitzpatrick, Jones, McBee, McCarley and Weedon- 6.

Those who voted in the negative, were, Messrs. Speaker, Byler, Birney Bigham , Isaac Brown, Cleveland, Creagh, Chapman, Coats, Dale, Dennis, Davis, Edmonson, Exum, Everett, P. Fitzpatrick, Gerrard Hill, Hardwich, Harrison, King, Lamkin, Lee, Murrell, Moody, Matteson, Owen, Saffold, Sergeant, Sims, Thompson, Townes, Taylor, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker Watts and Winston- 38.

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