MONDAY 22d. November, 1819

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Everett, from the committee on salaries, reported a bill affixing salaries to certain officers within the state of Alabama, which being read the first time was on motion of Mr. Everett made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Vaughan from the committee on enrolled bills reported an act authorizing William Russell, senior, and Joshua Gotcher to sell certain lands therein mentioned.

Also an act to incorporate the town of Claiborne in the county of Monroe, which bills originated in the senate, as duly enrolled.

Mr. Hardwich agreeably to notice given on Saturday moved that a committee be appointed to bring in a bill to change the name of St. Clair county to that of Jasper whereupon messrs. Hardwich, I. Brown, and J. Fitzpatrick were appointed.

On motion of Mr. Everett, ordered that the bill to authorise John Bethany to emancipate certain slaves therein named to be taken up, when on the question being tak-


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en on its passage it was decided in the affirmative and the title changed from a bill to that of an act to authorise John Bethany to emancipate certain slaves therein named, and sent to the senate for the concurrence.

Mr. Everett moved the adoption of the following resolution: Resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened, that no petitions or bills except bills of a general nature shall be received by either branch of the General assembly, after Friday next, which was read the first time and on motion of Mr. Everitt made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

The house proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day on the bill to repeal the first and second sections of an act entitled an act for the government of gin-holders passed the 16th November 1818, which being read the first time was made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Also on the bill to prevent the obstruction of the navigable water courses in this state which was read the second time and made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Owen from the joint committee appointed to take into consideration so much of the Governor's communication as relates to the town of Cahawba, reported that the bill introduced in the senate, and passed three readings in that body, and sent to the house of representatives together with a bill to authorise the Governor to dispose of lots in said town, and for other purposes is the joint report of said committee, which was concurred in.

The house resumed the order of the day on the bill for the government of the town of Cahawba, which was read the second time, and on motion of Mr. Owen made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Owen ordered that the bill to provide for the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba be taken up, and read a second time. Mr. Winston moved to strike out the seventh section of said bill, which was


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decided in the affirmative; the ayes and noes being demanded, they were as follows,

Those who voted in the affirmative , were, Messrs. Bigham, J. Brown, I. Brown, Coats, Dennis, Exum, Gerrard, Hill, Lamkin, Murrell, Moody, McBee , Perkins, Sargent, Sims, Thompson, Towns, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weeden, Wellbourn, Watts and Winston, -24.

Those who voted in the negative, were Messrs. Mr. Speaker, Byler , Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Dale, Dillahunty, Edmunson, Everitt, P. Fitzapatrick , J. Fitzpatrick, Hardwick, Harrison, Jones, King, Lee, Matterson, Owen, Saffold, Taylor, and Wilson -21.

On motion of Mr. Dale, ordered to be read the third time to-morrow.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Gause, Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the House of Representatives: The Senate have passed an act, to authorize the County Court of Dallas county, to lay a tax to build a jail in said county, which originated in the House of Representatives.

On motion of Mr. Everett ordered that this house do now take up the resolution making an appropriation to Thomas Eastin for public printing, when the question was taken on its passage, it was rejected.

The house again resumed the order of the day on the bill to provide for the examination of certain rivers therein named, which was read the second time, and on motion of Mr. Owen, made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.

Also on the bill to establish the permanent seat of justice in the county of Cahawba, which was read the third time and passed, ordered to be returned to the senate.

Also on the bill to establish the permanent seat of justice in Limestone county, which was read the third time and passed, and the title changed from a bill to that of an act to establish the permanent seat of justice in Limestone county, and ordered to be sent to the senate.

Also on the bill to establish the town of Summerville in the county of Cotaco, was read the third time and passed, and the title changed from a bill to that of an act, to establish the town of Summerville in the county of Cotaco, and ordered to be sent to the senate.


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On motion of Mr. Townes, ordered that the report of the committee of the whole on the bill suppressing duelling be taken up, which was read, and on motion of Mr. Vaughan, ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

A message from the senate by Mr. Chambers- Mr. Speaker and gentlemen of the house of representatives: The senate have adopted the following resolution, to which they desire your concurrence - Resolved, that both houses of the General Assembly of the state of Alabama, convene in the representative chamber, on Thursday next, at the hour of three o'clock for the purpose of electing a secretary of state, auditor of public accounts, treasurer, adjutant and quarter master general, which was disagreed to.

Ordered, that the senate be informed thereof. Mr. Weedon moved to take up the bill regulating the rate of interest, which was decided in the negative .

On motion of Mr. Gerrard, ordered that the report of the committee of the whole on the bill for the encouragement of the destruction of wolves and panthers, be taken up, which was read and concurred in and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on tomorrow.

Mr. Dennis, one of the majority on the question for striking out the 7th section of the bill authorising the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba, moved to reconsider the vote taken thereon, which was decided in the affirmative - the ayes and nays being demanded, they were as follows, (viz :)

Those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. Speaker, Byler, Birney, Bigham, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Chapman, Dale, Dennis, Davis, Dillahunty, Edmonson, Everitt, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Gerrard , Hill, Hardwick, Harrison, Jones, King, Lamkin, Lee, Matterson, Owen, Saffold, Townes, Taylor and Winston, -29.

Those who voted in the negative are Messrs. Birney, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Coats, Exum, Murrell, Moody, McBee, McCarley, Perkins, Seargent, Sims, Thompson, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Wellborne and Winston, -19.

When said bill was, on motion of Mr. Everett ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. John Brown gave notice that on tomorrow, he


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would ask leave to bring in a bill to authorise the commissioners that have been appointed to select a site for the seat of justice of Jefferson county, to purchase one quarter section of land for that purpose, and that a committee be appointed to bring in said bill- where upon messrs. John Brown and Isaac Brown, were appointed.

Mr. Byler, agreeable to notice given, moved that a committee be appointed to bring in a bill to establish the seat of justice in Lauderdale county- whereupon messrs. Byler and Gerrard, were appointed.

Mr. Birney from the committee appointed to bring in a bill to incorporate the Huntsville Library company, reported said bill, which was read the first time, and ordered to be made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Everett from the committee on salaries, reported a bill making an appropriation for a private secretary to the Gov. of the state of Alabama, which being read the first time was, on motion of Mr. Everett, made the order of the day for a second reading on tomorrow.

Mr. Towns presented a petition of sundry subscribers, praying an appropriation for John Thompson, which was read, and on motion of Mr. Towns referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

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