MONDAY, November 29, 1819.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

James W. Peters, a member from the county of Mobile appeared, presented the necessary credentials and took his seat.

The house proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day on the bill for establishing and regulating patrols, which was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, and made the order of the day for tomorrow.

On motion of Mr. Perkins, ordered that the resolution requesting the senators and representative in congress from this state, to use their influence in procuring a land office at Tuscaloosa in this state, be taken up.

Mr. Owen moved to insert after the word Tuscaloosa, the words and Conecuh court-house. which was decided in the affirmative- which resolution was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on tomorrow.

Mr. Owen from the select committee to whom was referred the bill to incorporate the town of Cahawba, reported the same with amendment to be added thereto by way of rider, which was read three times and passed, and ordered to be returned to the senate informing them thereof.

On motion of Mr. Townes, ordered that the resolution appointing a committee to take into consideration the propriety of petitioning to the Congress of the United States, for an extension of payment for the lands heretofore purchased in the Alabama territory, or such other indulgence as may be thought best, be taken up-whereupon messrs. Byler, Winston and Perkins were


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appointed a committee on the part of this house, which resolution was read the 3rd time and passed. Ordered that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence. On motion of Mr. Owen, ordered that the senate be informed that we will be ready to go into the election of adjutant-general, quarter-master-general, comptroller, treasurer and secretary of state, this evening at 3 o'clock.

The house resumed the order of the day on a bill, to establish and incorporate the town of Courtland in the county of Lawrence, which was read the 2d time, and ordered to be engrossed for 3d reading, and made the order of the day for tomorrow.

Also the bill providing for the preservation of the public arms, that originated in the senate, which was read the 2d time, and made the order the day for a third reading on tomorrow.

Also the bill to provide for the distribution of public arms that originated in this house, which was read the second time, and on motion of Mr. Owen, ordered that said bill lie on the table.

A message from his excellency the Governor by Mr. Hitchcock- Mr. Speaker and gent. of the house of Representatives, I am instructed by his excellency the Governor to inform your honorable body, that he did on the twenty-seventh instant, sign the following acts, to-wit :

An act to authorise the administrator of Thomas Garretson deceased, to sell certain real estate.

An act to authorise the county court of Dallas county to levy a tax for the building of a jail in said county.

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

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

The house then proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day on the bill providing for the appointment of commissioners to lay out a certain road


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therein named, which was read the second time, and made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.

Also, the bill to authorise Ceasar Kennedy to manumit certain of his slaves therein named, which was read the second time, and made the order of the day for a 3d reading on tomorrow.

Also the bill to digest the laws of the state of Alabama. On motion of Mr. Owen, ordered that said bill lie on the table.

Also the bill to provide for the leasing the 16th section in each township in this state; which was severally amended, and read the second time, and made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.

Also the bill to authorize justices of the peace to receive the acknowledgment and probate of deeds and relinquishment of dower, which was read the second time, and on motion of Mr. Lamkin, ordered that said bill lie on the table.

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

Three o'clock.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

The house resumed the order of the day on the bill to appoint pilots to pilot Boats through the Muscle shoals of Tennessee river, which was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on Wednesday next.

Also the bill to authorise the laying off and cutting out certain roads therein named, which was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on tomorrow.

On motion of Mr. Everett, Resolved, that the senate be informed that the house of representatives are now ready to go into the election of adjutant general, quarter-master general, comptroller, treasurer and secretary of state.

The house then proceeded to the consideration of the bill to incorporate the Huntsville Library company, which was read the third time and passed, and the title


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changed to that of an act, to incorporate the Huntsville Library company. Ordered, that said bill be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

The gentlemen of the senate being announced, the members of the house of representatives arose, and the senate having taken their seats, when the two houses proceeded to elect a quarter-master general, and two votes being taken for Wm. Peacock, the senate withdrew.

Mr. Everett moved that this house proceed to go through the elections commenced, which motion being superceded by one to adjourn, the house adjourned.

On motion of Mr. Cleveland, the house adjourned.