THURSDAY, NOV. 25, 1819.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

A message from the senate by Mr. Garth- Mr . Speaker and gent . of the house of representatives, The senate have passed an act appointing commissioners to lay out a certain road therein named- and An act providing for the preservation of the public arms in which they desire your concurrence.

They have also passed an act to authorize the administrator and administratrix of John Childress deceased, to sell certain real estate- And an act for the relief of the assessor, tax-collector and those in arrears for taxes in the county of Lauderdale, for the year 1819, which originated in your honorable body, which last they propose to amend by striking out the word assessor in the 4th line of the 1st section - & by striking out the whole of the 2d section, and substituting in lieu thereof the section herewith sent, in which they desire the concurrence of your honorable body.


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Mr. Weedon from the committee on school lands, reported a bill to provide for leasing the 16th section in each township in this state, which was read the first time and made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Owen asked for and obtained leave to introduce the following bills, to-wit: a bill to regulate property contracts- and a bill to provide for the division of estates, real and personal. Also a bill to regulate elections and establish election precincts in the counties therein named, which bills were severally read the first time, and made the order of the day for their second readings on to-morrow.

Mr. Isaac Brown, in conformity to notice given yesterday, asked for and obtained leave to bring in a bill for the continuance of all suits at law that were instituted in Blount county courts, to be continued in Jefferson county courts and for other purposes.

A message from the senate by Mr. Rogers their secretary- Mr. Speaker and gent. of the house of representatives, The senate have passed the joint resolution providing for the printing the laws and journals of the present General Assembly, which originated in your honorable body, and have amended the same, by striking out the words fifteen hundred and number copies of the acts to be printed and the words two thousand inserted in lieu thereof. Also by striking out the words one hundred and fifty in the 10th line, and the same words in 12th line, the number of copies of the journals of each house, authorised to be printed, and the words seven hundred inserted in lieu thereof, in which they desire your concurrence.

Mr. Welbourn in conformity to notice given yesterday, asked for and obtained leave to bring in a bill to authorise justices of the peace to receive the acknowledgement and probate of deeds, which was read the first time, and made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Birney in conformity to notice given yesterday asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill to pre-


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vent owners of hogs and meat cattle from feeding them on land of which they have not the legal or equitable possession- whereupon messrs. Birney and Davis were appointed a committee for that purpose.

The house resumed the order of the day on the resolution prohibiting bills or petitions, except those of a general nature being received in this house after Friday next, was read a second time. Mr. Perkins moved to postpone said resolution indefinitely, which was decided in the affirmative.

The house then proceeded to fill the blanks in the bill affixing salaries to certain officers, within the state of Alabama.

Mr. Perkins moved to fill the blank, affixing the Governor's salary, with twenty-five hundred, which was decided in the negative- the ayes and noes being called for on said question, they were as follows, to wit:

AYES- Messrs. Speaker, Birney, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Dale, Dennis, Davis, Edmonson, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hardwich, Harrison, King, Owen, Perkins, Saffold, Thompson, Townes and Taylor, -20

The noes were Messrs. Byler, Bigham, J. Brown, I. Brown, Chapman, Coats, Dillahunty, Exum, Hill, Jones, Lamkin, Lee, McBee, Matterson McCarley, Sargeant Sims, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Wellborne, Watts and Winston -24

Mr. Thompson moved to fill said blank by inserting twenty four hundred, which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Bates moved to fill the said blank by inserting twenty three hundred, which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Davis moved to fill said blank by inserting twenty two hundred and fifty, which was decided in the affirmative The ayes and noes being called for on the latter motion, were as follows, to-wit:

AYES- Messrs. Speaker, Birney, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Coats, Dale, Dennis, Davis , Edmundson, Exum, Everett, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick Hardwich, Harrison, King, Murrell, Owen, Perkins, Saffold, Thompson, Townes and Taylor- 24.

NOES- Messrs. Byler, Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Chapman, Dillahuntry, Hill, Jones, Lamkin, Lee, McBee, Matterson McCarley, Sargeant, Sims, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Wellbourn, Watts and Winston - 22.

Mr. Creagh moved to fill the blank (affixing salaries of Judges) with twenty five hundred, which was decid-


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ded in the negative- the ayes and noes being called for, was as follows:

AYES were Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Creagh, Dale and Edmonson, -4

NOES- Messrs. Byler, Birney, Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown Bates, Cleveland, Chapman, Coats, Dennis, Davis, Dillahunty, Exum, Everett, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hall, Hardwich, Harrison, Jones, King, Lamkin, Lee, Murrell, McBee, Matterson, Taylor, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Wellborne, Watts and Winston, -42

Mr. Perkins moved to fill said blank by inserting two thousand, which was decided in the negative, the ayes and noes being called for were as follows:

AYES were Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Birney Creagh, Dale Dennis Edmonson, Everett, Harrison, Murrell, Owen, Perkins, Saffold, Thompson Townes and Taylor -15

NOES- Messrs. Byler, Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown Bates, Cleveland, Chapman, Coats, Dennis, Dillahunty, Exum, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwich, Jones, King, Lamkin, Lee, McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Seargent, Sims Vaughan, Whitaker Walker, Weedon, Wellborne, Watts and Winston, -31

Mr. Lamkin moved to fill said blank by inserting one thousand eight hundred, which was decided in the negative- the ayes and noes was called for, which were as follows:

AYES- Mr. Speaker; messrs. Creagh, Chapman, Dale, Davis, Dillahunty, Exum, Everett, Harrison, Lamkin, Murrell, Moody, Owens, Perkins, Saffold, Thompson , Taylor and Vaughan, -18.

NOES- messrs. Byler, Birney Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Coats, Dennis, Edmonson, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwich, Jones, King, Lee, McBee Matterson, McCarley, Seargent, Sims, Townes, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon Wellborne, Watts and Winston, -29.

Mr. Vaughn moved to fill said blank by inserting one thousand seven hundred and fifty, which was in like manner decided in the negative- the ayes and noes being called for, they were as follows:

AYES- Messrs. Chapman, Dale, Exum, Everett, Harrison, Lamkin, Murrell, Moody, Owen , Perkins, Saffold, Thompson, Taylor, and Vaughan -14

NOES- Messrs. Byler, Birney, Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Coats, Dennis, Davis, Dillahunty, Edmonson, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwich, Jones, King, Lee, McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Seargent, Sims, Townes, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Wellborne, Winston and Watts -32.

Mr. Dale moved to fill said blank by inserting 1,600, which was decided in the negative- the ayes and noes being called for, were as follows:

AYES- messrs. Chapman, Dale, Exum, Everett, Harrison, Lamkin, Murrell, Moody, Owen, Perkins, Saffold, Sims, Thompson, Taylor, and Vaughan -15

NOES- Mr. Speaker; messrs Byler, Birney, Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Coats, Dennis, Davis, Dillahunty, Edmonson, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwich, Jones, King, Lee , McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Sergeant, Townes, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Wellborne, Winston, and Watts -31


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Mr. Byler moved to fill up said blank by inserting fifteen hundred, which was decided in the affirmative; the ayes and noes being called for were as follows:

AYES- Messrs. Byler, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Chapman, Coats, Dale, Dennis, Dillahunty, Exum, Everett, P Fitzpatrick, J Fitzpatrick , Hill, Hardwich, Harrison, King, Lamkin, Lee, Murrell, Moody, Matterson, McCarley, Owen, Perkins, Sargeant, Sims, Thompson, Townes, Taylor, Vaughan, Whitaker, Wellbourn, Watts and Winston -36.

NAYS- Messrs. Speaker, Birney, Bigham, Creagh, Davis, Edmonson, Jones, McBee, Saffold , Walker and Weedon -11.

Mr. Speaker voted against $1750, $1600, & $1500, because he would vote for no sum under $1800.

Mr. Edmonson moved to fill the blank (affixing the salary of the attorney general ) with $1000, which was decided in the negative,

AYES- Messrs. Speaker, J. Brown, Dale, Davis, Edmonson and Owen, -6

NAYS- Messrs. Byler, Birney, Bigham, I Brown, Bates, Cleveland Creagh, Chapman, Coats, Dennis, Dillahunty, Exum, Everett, P Fitzpatrick, J Fitzpatrick , Hill, Hardwich, Harrison, Jones, King, Lamkin, Lee, Murrell, Moody, McBee , Matterson, McCarley, Perkins , Saffold, Sargeant, Sims, Thompson Townes, Taylor, Vaughan, Whitaker, Wellborne, Watts and Winston -41.

Mr. Perkins moved to fill said blank by inserting $800, which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Hardwich moved to fill the said blank by inserting $500, which was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Bates moved to fill the blank, affixing the salaries of solicitors, with $300, which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Lee moved to fill said blank by inserting $250, which was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Edmonson moved to fill the blank affixing the salary of the secretary of state by inserting $1200 which was decided in the negative

Mr. Hardwich moved to fill said blank by inserting $1000, which was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Davis moved to fill the blank affixing the salary of comptroller by inserting $1500, which was decided in the negative- the ayes and noes being called for, were as follows:

AYES- Messrs Speaker Birney, Davis and Edmonson. -4

NAYS- Messrs. Byler, Bigham , J. Brown, I. Brown, Bates, Cleveland Creagh, Chapman, Coats, Dale, Dennis, Dillahunty, Exum, Everett, P Fitzpatrick, J Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwich, Harrison, Jones, King, Lamkin, Lee, Murrell, Moody, McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Owen, Perkins, Sargeant, Sims, Thompson, Townes, Taylor, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Welborne, Watts and Winston -42.


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Mr. Hardwich moved to fill said blank by inserting $1000, which was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Harwick moved to fill the blank affixing the treasurer's salary, by inserting $1000, which was decided in the affirmative- which bill was read the third time and passed, and the title being changed, to that of an act affixing salaries to certain officers, within the state of Alabama, was ordered to be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick the house adjourned until 3 o'clock.

Three o'clock.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Vaughan from the committee of enrolled bills reported the following as having been duly enrolled, to wit, An act to authorise the county court of Dallas county to levy a tax to pay for the building a jail in said county- An act to authorise the administrator of Thomas Garretson deceased to sell certain real estate.

An act to authorise John Bethany to emancipate certain slaves therein named.

An act to establish and incorporate the town of Russellville in the county of Franklin.

An act excluding from suffrage, serving as jurors and holding offices, such person as may be convicted, of bribery, forgery, perjury and other high crimes and misdemeanors, which bill originated in this house.

Mr. Everett moved the following resolution-resolved by the senate and the house of representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the pay of the present members of the General Assembly, shall be fixed at two dollars per day.

Mr. Vaughan moved that said resolution be indefinitely postponed, which was decided in the affirmative; the ayes and noes being called for, were as follows:

AYES- Messrs Byler, Bigham, Isaac Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Coats, Dennis, Dillahunty, Harrison, Jones, Lamkin, Murrell, Moody, McBee, Owen, Perkins, Chapman, J. Fitzpatrick, Saffold, Seargent Sims, Thompson, Townes, Vaughan, Walker, Watts, and Winston -27.

NOES: Messrs. Speaker, Creagh, Exum, Everitt, P. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwick, King, Matterson, Whitaker, and Weedon, -11.


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The house then resumed the order of the day on the bill providing for the organization and discipline of the militia of the state of Alabama, to which several amendments were made by way of riders, which was read a third time and passed - the title of which being changed to that of an act to provide for the organization and discipline of the militia of the state of Alabama, was ordered to be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

On motion of Mr. M'Carley, ordered that the house adjourn.