TUESDAY, Nov. 30, 1819.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Townes from the committee to whom was referred so much of the Governors communication as relates to the accounts existing between this state and the state of Mississippi, reported that they had the documents accompanying his Excellency's communication, relative to the account existing between the two states, under their consideration, and find that no final settlement or adjustment of the existing accounts can be made by your committee, nor can they from the documents present any statement, more satisfactory than the accounts themselves --they therefore report the following resolution. Resolved, by the senate and house of representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened, that the Governor be and he is hereby authorised to adjust and settle the accounts existing between this state and the state of Mississippi, in such manner and on such principles as in his judgment may be conformable to the intent and meaning of the ninth section of the act of Congress, establishing a separate territorial government, for the eastern part of the Mississippi Territory; which was read the first time, and made the order of the day for a second reading on tomorrow.

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was referred that part of the bill to regulate the courts of law and equity in this state "as respects county courts" with special instructions, reported the same as amended, which amendments were read and concurred in. Ordered, that said bill be engrossed for a third reading, and made the order of the day for Friday next.

Mr. Cleveland moved the following resolution:

Resolved, by the senate and house of representatives of the state of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, that the first session of the General Assembly adjourn on Saturday the eleventh day of December next, and that the first session of the second General Assembly of said state shall commence at the town of Cahawba on the first Monday in November, one thousand eight hundred and twenty; which was read the first time, and made the order of the day for a second reading on tomorrow.

The house proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day, on the bill to regulate elections and establish certain precincts in the counties therein named, which was severally amended, and read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, and made the order of the day for tomorrow.

A message from the senate by Mr. Moore - Mr. Speaker and gentlemen of the house of representatives: The senate have adopted the following resolution:

Resolved, that the senate will be ready at 12 o'clock inst. to meet the house of representatives in their chamber, to proceed to elect a secretary of state, comptroller, treasurer, adjutant general and quartermaster general. On motion of Mr. Vaughan, ordered that this house do concur therein, and that the senate be informed thereof, and that the house of representatives are now ready to proceed in said election.

A message from the senate by Mr. Casey - Mr. Speaker, the senate have passed a bill affixing salaries to certain officers within the state of Alabama, which originated in the house of representatives, and


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have amended the same by striking out the words 2,250 the salary of Governor, and inserting $2,500; Also by striking out the words $1,500, the salary of circuit judges, and inserting $2000; Also by striking out the words $500, the salary of the attorney general, and inserting $750, and by striking out the word general after the word comptroller; in which they desire your concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Birney, ordered that in all elections by the General Assembly, that it shall be proper for the candidate to be nominated.

The senate being announced, the house of representatives arose to receive them, and after taking the seats assigned them, both houses proceeded to the election of secretary of state, Thomas A. Rogers, and John Campbell esq. being nominated for that appointment, the votes were as follows

Those who voted for Mr. Rogers were messrs. President, Chambers, Coner, Farmer, Gause, Hanby, Harwell, Herbert, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Moore, Ringold, Rose, Seabury, Terrill, Trotter, and Ware- Representatives-Messrs.Byler, Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Coats, Dale, Dennis, Dillahunty, Edmonson, Exum, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwich, Jones, Lee, Murrell, McBee, Mattheson, McCarley, Perkins, Seargent, Wims, Thompson, Taylor, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Wellborne, Wilson, Watts and Winston, -55.

Those who voted for Mr. Campbell were messr. Casey, Garth, Watkins; Representatives- Messrs speaker, Birney, Chapman, Davis, Everett, Harrison, King, Lamkin, Moody, Owen, Peters, Saffold and Townes -16.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker declared Thomas A. Rogers was duly elected secretary of state.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of comptroller, Samuel Pickens esq. being nominated for that appointment, the votes were as follows:

Those who voted for Mr. Pickens were, Messrs. President, Casey, Chambers, Conner, Farmer, Garth, Gause, Hanby, Harwell, Herbert, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Moore, Ringgold, Rose, Sims, Seabury, Terrill, Trotter, Watkins, Ware, representatives,- Messrs. Speaker, Byler, Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Chapman, Coats, Dale, Dennis, Davis, Dillahunty, Edmonson, Exum, Everett, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwich, Harrison, Jones, King, Lamkin, Lee, Murrell, Moddy, McBee, Matterson, M' Carley, Owen, Perkins, Peters, Saffold, Sargeant, Sims, Thompson, Townes, Taylor Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Wilson, Wellbourn, Watts and Winston. -70

Whereupon Mr. Speaker declared Samuel Pickens, Esq., duly elected comptroller of this State.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of Trea-


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surer; Jack F. Ross, Esq. being nominated for that appointment, the votes were as follows :

Those who voted for Mr. Ross were Messrs, President, Casey, Chambers, Conner, Farmer, Garth, Gause, Hanby, Harwell, Herbert, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Moore, Ringold, Rose, Sims, Seabury, Terrill ,Trotter, Watkins and Ware,- representatives, Messrs. Speaker, Byler, Birney, Bigham, I. Brown, J. Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Chapman, Coats, Dale, Dennis, Davis, Dillahunty, Edmonson, Exum, Everett, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwich, Harrison, Jones, King, Lamkin, Lee Murrell, Moody, McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Owen, Perkins, Peters, Saffold, Sargeant, Sims, Thompson, Townes, Taylor, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Wilson, Welborne, Watts and Winston. -71.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker declared Jack F. Ross, Esq., duly elected Treasurer of this State.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of Adjutant General. Col. Carter B. Harrison being nominated for that appointment, the votes were as follows:

Those who voted for Col. Harrison were, Messrs. Chambers, Conner, Gause, Hanby, Harwell, Herbert, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Moore, Rose, Terrill, Trotter, and Watkins, - representatives, Messrs. Byler, Birney, Bigham, J. Brown, I. Brown, Bates, Creagh, Chapman, Coats, Dale, Dennis, Dillahunty, Exum, Edmonson, Everett, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwich, Harrison, Jones, Lamkin Lee, Murrell, Moody, McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Owen, Saffold, Sargeant, Sims, Thompson, Townes, Taylor, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Welborne, Wilson, Watts and Winston. -56.

Mr. Cleveland voted for Mr. Peters and Mr. Harrison voted for Cleveland.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker declared Col. Carter B. Harrison duly elected Adjutant General of this State.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of Quarter Master General; Major William Peacock and George Shackleford, Esq. being nominated the votes were as follows.

Those who voted for Major Peacock were, Messrs. Chambers, Conner, Farmer, Harwell, Hogg, Rose and Trotter- representatives, messrs. Bigham, Isaac Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Coats, Dale, Dennis, Dillahunty, Edmonson, Exum, Everett, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwich, Harrison, Jones, Lee, Murrell, Matterson, McCarley, Owen, Saffold, Thompson, Taylor, Vaughan, Wilson and Winston -37.

Those who voted for Mr Shackleford were Messrs. Hanby, Herbert, Hodges, Metcalf, Moore, Terrill and Watkins-representatives, Messrs. Byler, Birney, Chapman, Lamkin, Moody, McBee, Seargent, Townes, Whitaker, Walker, Watts and Wellborne -19

Those who voted for Mr. Fianagin, were Messrs Gause of the senate, and J. Brown of the house of representatives. -2

Whereupon Mr. Speaker declared Maj. William Peacock duly elected quarter-master General of this State. The senate then withdrew.

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


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3 o'clock, Nov. 30.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

A message from the senate, by Mr. Garth.

Mr. speaker, the senate have passed the following acts, an act, to amend the act regulating weights and measures, and an act, providing for the determination of suits and controversies by arbitration, in which they desire your concurrence.

Also the following message by Mr. Garth.

Mr. speaker, the senate have passed an act, to authorise the administration of Josiah Wood, deceased, and Edmond J. Bailey to sell certain real estate, an act to provide for the removal of the public offices, and an act, to establish the seat of justice in the county of Montgomery and for other purposes, in which they desire your concurrence.

The house then proceeded to the consideration of the bill, as amended by the senate, affixing salaries of certain officers of this state therein named.

Mr. Everett moved, that this house agree to the amendment proposed by the senate, as respects the salary of the governor, which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Owen moved that this house agree to the amendment proposed by the senate, as respects the salary of judges of the circuit courts, which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Saffold moved that this house agree to the amendment proposed by the senate, as respects the salary of attorney general, which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Dillahunty moved that this house agree to the amendment proposed by the senate, as respects striking out the word general after the word comptroller, in said bill, which was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Matterson of the majority on the question for disagreeing to the amendment, proposed by the senate, relative to the governor's salary, moved to reconsider the vote taken thereon, which was decided in the af-


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firmative, when the question was taken on agreeing to said amendment, it was decided in the affirmative, the ayes and noes being called for on said question, they were as follows:

AYES Messrs. Speaker, Birney, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Chapman, Dale, Dennis, Davis, Edmonson, Everett, J. Fitzpatrick, P. Fitzpatrick, Hill, King, Lamkin, Murrell, Matterson, Owen, Perkins, Peters, Saffold, Sims, Thompson, Townes, Taylor and Wilson. -27

NOES- Messrs. Byler, Bigham, John Brown, I. Brown, Coats, Dillahunty, Exum, Jones, Lee, Moody, McBee, McCarley, Sergeant, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Wellborne, Watts and Winston. -20

Mr. Cleveland of the majority on the question for disagreeing to the amendment, proposed by the senate, relative to the salary of circuit court judges, moved to reconsider the vote taken thereon, which was decided in the affirmative, when the question was taken on agreeing to said amendment, it was decided in the negative, the ayes and noes being called for, were as follows:

AYES, Messrs, Speaker, Birney, Creagh, Dale, Davis, Edmonson, Everett, Harrison, Lamkin, Murrell, Moody, Owen, Perkins, Peters, Saffold, Thompson, Townes, Taylor and Wilson.

NOES Messrs. Byler, Bigham, J Brown, I. Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Chapman, Coats, Dennis, Dillahunty, Exum, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Jones, King, Lee, McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Sargeant, Sims, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Wellborne, Watts and Winston. -29.

The house proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day, on the bill to establish the seat of justice in Lauderdale county, which was read the third time and passed, ordered, that the title of said bill be changed from bill to that of an act, to establish the seat of justice in Lauderdale county, and be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Also the bill to incorporate the Baptist church of Christ, on Limestone, in the county of Madison, which was read the third time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act, to incorporate the Baptist church of Christ, on Limestone, in the county of Madison, ordered, the same be sent to the county of Madison, ordered, the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Also the bill to authorise the laying off and cutting out certain roads therein mentioned, which was read the third time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act, to authorise the laying off and cutting out


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certain roads therein mentioned, ordered, that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Also the bill to regulate the rate of interest, which was read the third time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act, to regulate the rate of interest; Ordered, that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Also the bill providing for the appointment of commissioners, to lay out a certain road therein named, which was read the third time and passed; Ordered, that the same be returned to the senate, informing them thereof.

Also the bill providing for the preservation of the public arms, which was read the third time and passed; Ordered, that the same be returned to the senate, informing them thereof.

On motion, the house adjourned until to-morrow, 9 o'clock.