FRIDAY, November 26, 1819.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Chapman, resolved, that this house do at three o'clock this afternoon proceed to elect an Adjutant General, Quarter-master general, Comptroller Treasurer and Secretary of state, and for that purpose inform the senate, and invite them to attend at the hour aforesaid. Ordered, that the senate be informed thereof.

The house proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day on the bill to provide for examining certain rivers therein named, which was read a third time as amended by rider, and passed, and ordered to be returned to the senate, informing them thereof.

Message from the senate by Mr. Garth - Mr. Speaker and gentlemen of the house of representatives, the senate disagree to the resolution by you adopted proposing to go into the election of a quartermaster general, an adjutant general, an auditor of public accounts, treasurer and secretary of state, to-day at the hour of 3 o'clock; but have postponed the same until Monday next.

Also the following message - Mr. Speaker and gentlemen of the house of representatives, The senate agree to the amendment by you proposed, to a bill to provide for examining certain rivers in this state- And they have passed a bill to establish the seat of justice in Limestone county.

And also an act to authorise Caesar Kennedy to innate certain slaves therein named.


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And also a bill to establish the town of Summerville in Cotaco county.

And also an act to digest the laws of the state of Alabama.

And an act to provide for the leasing the sixteenth section in each township in this state.

The house then proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day, on the bill to regulate the proceedings in the courts of law and equity in this state, which was read a second time.

Mr. Davis moved to strike out the word "two" in said bill in the second and third line, which was decided in the negative- ayes and noes being called for, they were as follows:

AYES- Messrs Speaker, Birney, Bates, Dale, Davis, Edmonson, Everett, Harrison, King, Matterson, Owen, Saffold, Walker, and Wilson, -14.

NOES: Messrs. Byler, Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Cleveland, Creagh, Chapman, Coats, Dennis, Dillahunty, Exum, P. Fitzaptrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwich, Jones, Lamkin, Lee, Murrell, Moody, M'Bee, M' Carley, Perkins, Seargent, Sims, Thompson, Towne, Taylor, Vaughan, Whitaker, Weedon, Welborne, Watts, and Winston, -34.

Mr. Birney moved for said bill to lie on the table, which was decided in the negative- the ayes and noes being called for, they were as follows:

AYES: Messrs. Speaker, Byler, Birney, Creagh, Dale, Dennis, Davis Edmunson, Exum, Everett Matterson, Perkins, Towns, Taylor, Walker, Weeden, and Wilson -17.

NOES: were Messrs. Bigham, J. Brown, I. Brown, Cleveland, Chapman, Coats, Dillahunty, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwick, Harrison, Jones, King, Lamkin, Lee, Murrell, Moody, McBee, McCarley, Owen, Saffold, Sargent, Sims, Thompson, Vaughan, Whitaker, Welbourn, Watts and Winston -31.

Mr. Weedon moved to strike out the word "four" in said bill in the 49th page and 11th line, which was decided in the affirmative- the ayes and noes being called for, they were as follows:

AYES: Messrs. Speaker, Birney, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Dale, Dennis, Davis, Edmonson, Everett, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwich, Harrison, Jones, King, Matterson, Owen, Saffold, Sims, Thompson, Townes, Taylor, Walker, Weedon and Wellborne, -27.

NOES: were Messrs. Byler, Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Chapman, Coats, Dillahunty, Exum, Lamkin, Lee, Murrell, Moody, McBee, McCarley, Perkins, Sargent, Vaughan, Whitaker, Watts, and Winston- 20.

Mr. Winston moved to insert "three" in lieu thereof, which was decided in the negative. Mr. Weedon moved to insert "two" in lieu thereof, which was decided in the affirmative.


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

Three o'clock.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

The house proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day on the bill to fix the seat of justice in Lawrence county, which was read a 3rd time and passed, and ordered to be returned to the senate.

Also the resolution as amended by the senate, providing for the printing of the acts and journals of the General Assembly, which was read and concurred in: ordered, the senate be informed thereof.

Also the bill to digest the laws of the state of Alabama, which was read the first time and made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Also the 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.

Also the bill to authorise Ceasar Kennedy to manumit certain of his slaves, therein named, which was read the first time and made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Also the bill providing for the preservation of the public arms, which was read the first time and made the order of the day for a second reading on to-morrow.

Also the bill providing for the appointment of commissioners to lay out a certain road therein named, which was read the first time and made the order of the day for the second reading on to-morrow.

Also the bill for the encouragement of killing and destroying wolves and panthers, which was read the third time ad passed, and the title changed from a bill to that of an act for the encouragement of killing and destroying wolves and panthers. Ordered that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Also a bill to incorporate the town of Demopolis and for other purposes, as amended by the senate, which was on motion of Mr. Owen, indefinitely postponed.


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Also an act for the relief of the assessor, tax-collector & those who are in arrearages for taxes in the county of Lauderdale for the year 1819, which was read as amended by the senate and concurred in.

Also the bill to suppress duelling, which was read the third time and passed, and the title changed from a bill to that of an act to suppress duelling. Ordered that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Also the bill to incorporate the Huntsville Library company, which was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Chapman, ordered that the house take up the bill to authorise Thomas Johnson to manumit a certain person of color therein named, which was read a second time.

Mr. Dillahunty moved to postpone said bill indefinitely, which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Weedon moved to strike out the 2d section of said bill which was decided in the affirmative, which bill was made the order of the day for a third reading on to-morrow.

The house resumed the order of the day on the bill to prevent the obstruction of water coursed in this state, which was read the 3red time and passed- ordered that the same be returned to the senate.

Also the bill for the relief of Irby Jones, which was read the 3rd time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act for the payment of Irby Jones. Ordered that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Perkins the house adjourned.