Wednesday, Dec. 1.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Vaughan from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that said committee had examined the following resolution and acts, a resolution for contracting for public printing, and an act, to establish the seat of justice in Limestone county, and for other purposes, an act to establish the town of Sommerville, in the county of Cotaco, an act for the relief of the assessor, tax collector and those who are in arrearages for taxes in the county of Lauderdale, for the year 1819, also, an act to authorise the administrator and administratrix of John Childress, deceased, to sell real estate, and was instructed to report them duly enrolled.

The house proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day, on the resolution reported by the committee on accounts between this state and the state of Mississippi, which was read the second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow. Also the resolution specifying the time when the first session of the general assembly shall adjourn, and when


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the first session of the second general assembly shall convene at the town of Cahawba, which was read the second time.

Mr. Davis moved that said resolution lie upon the table, which was decided in the negative, the ayes and noes being called for, they were follows:

AYES- messrs Byler, Birney, Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Chapman, Coats, Dale, Davis, Dillahunty, Edmonson, Exum, Lamkin, Moody, McBee, McCarley, Perkins, Peters, Townes, Taylor, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon and Wellborne, -24.

NOES: Messrs speaker, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Dennis, Everitt, P. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Harrison, Jones, King, Lee, Murrell, Matterson, Owen, Saffold, Sergeant, Sims, Thompson, Vaughan, Wilson and Watts. -24.

Mr. Vaughan moved to strike out the word "Saturday 11th" in said resolution, which was decided in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Walker, ordered, that said resolution be engrossed for a third reading, and made the order of the day, for Monday next.

Also the bill establishing and regulating patrols.

Mr. Lamkin moved to fill the last blank in the tenth section, with the word twelve, which was decided in the negative, the ayes and noes being called for on said question, they were as follows:

AYES- Messrs. Bates, Chapman, Dennis, Davis, Exum, Everett, Harrison, Lamkin, Murrill, Perkins and Whitaker, -11

NOES, messrs, Speaker, Byler, Birney, Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Cleveland, Creagh, Coats, Dale, Dillahunty, Edmonson, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwich, Jones, King, Lee, Moody, McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Owen, Peters, Saffold, Seargent, Sims, Thompson, Townes, Taylor, Vaughan, Walker, Weedon, Wellborne, Wilson, Watts and Winston- 37.

Mr. Weedon moved to fill said blank with the word six, which was decided in the affirmative, which bill was read the third time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act, to regulate patrols and for other purposes, ordered, that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Saffold, ordered, that this house take up the bill to authorise the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba.

Mr. Saffold moved to amend said bill by way of rider, by adding two additional sections, which was decided in the affirmative. The ayes and noes being called for on said question, were as follows :


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AYES- Messrs. Speaker, Byler, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Chapman, Dale, Dennis, Davis, Dillahunty, Edmonson, Eveitt, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hardwich, Harrison, Jones, King, Lee, Owen, Peters, Saffold, Townes, Taylor and Wilson, -25

NOES, messrs Birney, Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Coats, Exum, Hill, Lamkin, Murrell, Moody, McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Perkins, Seargents, Sims, Thompson, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Wellborne, Watts and Winston, -24.

Which bill as amended by rider was read the third time and passed, ordered, that the same be returned to the senate as amended by rider, for their concurrence.

The house resumed the order of the day, on the bill to authorise Thomas Johnston to manumit a certain person of colour therein named, which was read the third time. The question being put, shall this bill pass, it was decided in the affirmative, the ayes and notes being called for on said question, they were as follows:

AYES- Messrs Byler, Bigham, John Brown, Bates, Cleaveland, Creagh, Chapman, Coats, Dale, Dennis, Everitt, P. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwich, Harrison, Jones, Lankin, Murrill, Moody, Perkins, Townes, Whitaker, Weedon, and Wellborne, -24.

NOES, messrs, Speaker, Birney, Isaac Brown, Davis, Dillahunty, Exum, Lee McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Peters, Seargent, Sims, Thompson, Vaughan, Walker, Watts and Winston, -18.

Mr. Dilluhunty moved to change the title of said bill to that of an act to authorise Thomas Johnson to manumit his mulatto son Martin, which was decided in the negative, the ayes and nays being called for on said question they were as follows :

AYES- Messrs Speaker, Birney, Bigham, Dillahunty, Exum, Perkins, Peters, Seargent, Townes, Watts and Winston, -11.

NOES- messrs John Brown, Isaac Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Chapman, Coats, Dale, Davis, Edmonson, Everett, P. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwich, Harrison, Jones, Lamkin, Lee, Murrell, Moody, McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Sims, Thompson, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon and Wellborne, -30.

Ordered that the title of said bill be changed to that of an act to authorise Thomas Johnson to manumit a certain person of colour therein named, and the same be returned to the senate as amended, for their concurrence.

Mr. Weedon from select committee appointed for that purpose brought in a bill to regulate the charges of Physicians, which was read the first time. Mr. Everett moved that said bill lie on the table, which was decided in the negative. On motion of Mr. Weedon, ordered that said bill be made the order of the day for a second reading on tomorrow.


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

Three o'clock December 1st.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Vaughan from the committee on enrolled bills, reported the following bills as truly enrolled (which originated in the senate.)

An act for the government of the town of Cahawba.

And an act to incorporate the town of Montgomery in the county of Montgomery.

A message from the senate by Mr. Casey- Mr. Speaker The senate insist on the amendment by them proposed to a bill affixing salaries to certain officers in the state of Alabama, in which they again respectfully desire your concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Weedon, resolved, that the Speaker of this house be authorised to appoint an additional engrossing clerk.

On motion of Mr. Birney, ordered that Mr. Townes be added to the committee on enrolled bills.

The house again proceeded to the consideration of the bill 'as amended by the senate.' affixing salaries to certain offices in the state of Alabama. Mr. Everett moved that this house agree to the amendment proposed by the senate, as respect the salaries of circuit judges, which was decided in the negative- the ayes and nays being called for on said question, they were as follows:

AYES: Messrs. Speaker, Birney, Creagh, Dale, Dennis, Edmunson, Everett Harrison, Lamkin, Murrell, Moody, Owen, Perkins, Peters, Saffold, Thompson, Towns, Taylor, and Wilson, -19

NOES- Messrs, Byler, Bigham, J. Brown, I. Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Chapman, Coats, Dillahunty, Exum, P Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwick, Jones, King, Lee, McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Sargent, Sims, Vaughan, Whitaker, Weeden, Wetbourn, Watts and Winston, -23.

Mr. Creagh 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. On motion of Mr. Birney, ordered that said bill be returned to the senate, and insist on the disagreement of this house, on the amendments proposed by that honorable body.


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The house then proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day, on the bill to regulate elections, establish certain precincts in the counties therein named, and for other purposes, which bill was severally amended by rider, and which was read the third time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act, to regulate elections, establish certain precincts in the counties therein named, and for other purposes. Ordered that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Also the bill to appoint pilot boats through the Muscle shoals in Tennessee river, which was read the third time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act to appoint pilots to pilot boats through the Muscle Shoals in Tennessee river. Ordered, that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Also the bill to establish and incorporate the town of Courtland in the county of Lawrence, which was read the third time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act to establish and incorporate the town of Courtland in the county of Lawrence. Ordered, that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Also the bill to authorise Ceasar Kennedy to manumit certain of his slaves therein named, which was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the same be returned to the senate.

Also the bill for the benefit of the Madison Lodge and the Alabama Lodge, which was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on tomorrow.

On motion of Mr. Cleveland, ordered that his house adjourn until tomorrow 9 o'clock.