TUESDAY, NOV. 23, 1819

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Weedon presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Madison county, praying a law to prevent obstructions in the waters of Indian creek, which was referred to the committee on rivers and roads.

Mr. Chapman presented the petition of Limestone Baptist church, praying to be incorporated, which was referred to a select committee- whereupon messrs. Walker and Townes were appointed.

Mr. Hardwich from the committee appointed for that purpose, reported a bill to change the name of St. Clair


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county to that of Jasper, which was read the first time, and made the order of the day for its second reading on to-morrow.

The house resumed the order of the day on the bill for the government of the town of Cahawba, which was read the 3d time, and on motion of Mr. Birney , said bill was recommited to a select committee- whereupon messrs. Owen, Saffold, Birney and Everett were appointed.

Message from the senate by Mr. Garth- Mr. Speaker and gentlemen of the house of representatives, the senate have passed on in its third reading, a bill to incorporate the town of Demopolis and for other purposes, (which originated in your honorable body) and propose to amend the same by striking out from the words "an act" in the caption thereof, and substituting "the bill herewith sent"- in which they desire your concurrence.

Mr. Perkins presented the petition of Leven Powell, praying an act for his relief - Mr. Creagh moved to postpone further consideration of said bill indefinitively, which was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Bigham, ordered that the bill to fix the seat of justice in Lawrence county be taken up. Mr. Townes moved for the indefinite postponement of said bill, which was decided in the negative- the ayes and nays being called for on said question, they were as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were messrs. Birney, Edmonson, Perkins and Townes, -4

Those who voted in the negative were as follows: Mr. Speaker , Messrs Byler, Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Chapman, Coats, Dale, Dennis, Davis, Dillahunty, Exum, Everett, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Jones, King, Lamkin, Lee, Murrell, Moody, McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Owen, Saffold, Seargent, Sims, Thompson, Taylor, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Wilborne, Wilson, Watts and Winston -41

Which bill was read a second time, and made the order of the day for its third reading on Thursday next. The house again resumed the order of the day on the bill regulating the courts of law and equity.

Message form his Excellency the Governor by Mr.


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Walker- Mr. Speaker : I am instructed by the Governor, to inform the house of representatives that he did on the 22nd inst. approve and sign the following acts-

"An act to establish the seat of justice in the county of Autauga."

"An act to incorporate the town of Coffeeville, in the county of Clarke"

"An act to provide for the establishment of the seat of justice in the county of Franklin."

"An act to authorise the administratrix and administrator of Daniel W. Michaux to sell certain real estate therein named- all of which originated in this house.

On motion of Mr. Chapman, ordered that the house resolve itself into committee of the whole on the bill regulating the courts of law and equity and the bill affixing salaries to certain officers within the state of Alabama, Mr. Townes in the chair, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Townes reported that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had the said bills under consideration, and made some progress therein, but not having had time to go through the same, had instructed him to ask leave to sit again.

On motion of Mr. Vaughan, the 33d rule for the government of this house was suspended, and leave being given, the house again went into committee of the whole on the judiciary and salary bills, Mr. Townes in the chair, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Townes reported that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had the said bills under construction, and made some progress therein, but not having had time to go through the same, had instructed him to ask leave to sit again.

On motion of Mr. Winston, ordered that the house adjourn until 3 o'clock.

Three o'clock.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Chapman, ordered that this house again resolve itself into a committee of the whole on the


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judiciary and salary bills, Mr. Townes in the chair, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Townes reported that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had the said bills under construction, and made progress therein, but not having had time to go through the same, had instructed him to ask leave to sit again.

On motion of Mr. Owen, ordered that this house adjourn.