FRIDAY, December 10, 1819.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Townes from the committee of ways and means, reported a bill relating to licenses granted to tavern keepers, and hawkers and pedlars, which was read the first time, four fifths of the house concurring, the rule was dispensed with, and said bill was read a second time forthwith, ordered that the same be engrossed for a third reading and made the order of the day for tomorrow.

A message from the senate by Mr. Rose - Mr. Speaker, the senate have passed the following resolution, relative to the petitioning congress to establish a land office at Tuskaloosa and Conecuh court house, which originated in your hon. body; also.

An act to suppress duelling, originating also in your


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hon. body, to which they have made sundry amendments, to which they desire you to agree.

The senate disagree to your amendment to an act to change the name of the county of Cahawba.

The senate have passed the resolution authorising the governor to effect a loan from certain banks, for the purposes of the government, and propose to amend the same by striking out the word government, and inserting in lieu thereof the word state.

Mr. Townes from the committee of ways and means, reported a bill to amend the several acts relating to assessors and collectors of the public revenue, which was read the first time, four fifths of the house concurring, the rule was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed and made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.

Mr. Chapman asked for, and obtained leave to introduce a bill for the relief of Rebecca Ann Bondurant, which was read the first time; Four fifths of the house concurring, the rule was dispensed with, and said bill being read the second time by its title, and the same was read the third time and passed, and the title being changed to that of an act, for the relief of Rebecca Ann Bondurant, ordered that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Mr. Birney moved that the vote taken yesterday, on postponing indefinitely the bill to authorise the improvement of the navigation of Limestone creek be reconsidered, which was decided in the negative.

The house proceeded to the further consideration of the bill to digest the laws of the state of Alabama.

Mr. Dillahunty moved that this house reconsider the vote taken yesterday on striking out, which was decided in the negative. The ayes and noes being called for on said question, they were as follows:

AYES- Messrs. Byler, Bigham, Cleveland, Dennis, Dillahunty, Exum, Everitt, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hardwich, Jones, King, Lee, McBee, McCarley, Peters, Seargent, Thompson, Taylor, Whitaker, Weedon, Wellborne, Watts and Winston, -24.

NOES- Messrs. Speaker, Birney, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Bates, Creagh, Chapman, Coats, Dale, Davis, Edmonson, Hill, Harrison, Lamkin, Murrill, Moody, Matterson, Owen, Perkins, Saffold, Sims, Townes, Vaughan, Walker and Wilson, -25.


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Mr. Davis moved that said bill be amended by inserting after the word convened, the following (to wit:) that there shall be appointed by both branches of the Legislature a qualified person, which was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Owen moved that the third section of said bill be stricken out, which was decided in the affirmative; the ayes and nays being called for on said question, they were as follows:

AYES- Messrs, Speaker, Byler, Birney, John Brown, I. Brown, Cleveland, Dale, Davis, Dillahunty, Edmonson, Exum, Hardwick, Harrison, King, Lamkin, Moody, Matterson, McCarley, Owen, Perkins, Peter,s Saffold, Thompson, Townes, Tayler, Whitaker, Walker and Weedon, -28.

NOES- Messrs. Bigham, Creagh, Coats, Dennis, Hill, Jones, Murrell, McBee, Seargent, Sims, Vaughan, Watts, and Winston -13.

Mr. Birney moved that said bill be amended by inserting a section in lien of the third section, just striken out, which was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Weedon moved that said bill be amended after the word with, in the last section and the second line from the bottom, by inserting the following words to-wit :the declaration of Independence and, which was decided in the affirmative-which bill being severally amended otherwise, the same was read the second time and made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.

The house them proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day on the bill for the relief of Lucretia Stammers of Madison county, widow of H. Stammers, which was read the third time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act for the relief of Lucretia Stammers of Madison county, widow of Henry Stammers. Ordered that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Also the bill for the relief of Nancy Hunter, which on motion of Mr. Lee, was postponed until the fourth July next.

Also the bill to amend the several acts concerning ferries. Mr. Townes moved that said bill be amended by way of rider, in the 4th section and 8th line after the word river by inserting the following (to wit:) Provided that no keeper of a public ferry shall be compel-


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led to build cabins on other than his own land, or on lands that he may hold by lease or rent, which was decided in the affirmative which bill being read the third time passed, and the title changed to that of an act, to amend the several acts concerning public ferries; Ordered that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

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

Half past three o'clock.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

The house proceeded to the consideration of the amendment proposed by the senate to the bill to change the name of Cahawba county, which on motion, was concurred in.

Also the resolution authorising the Governor to effect a loan from certain banks for the purposes of government, which amendment on motion, was concurred in. The house proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day on the bill specifying the causes and manner of removing clerks, which was read the second time, and made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.

Also the bill to extend the corporation of the town of Huntsville in Madison county. Mr. Weedon moved that said bill be amended by inserting in the last line the following (to wit:) which corporation shall not effect the person or property of Thomas and Wm. Brandon, who resides within the limits of said corporation, which was decided in the affirmative- which bill was read the second time, and made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.

Also the bill to authorise John Smith, sen,. to make a title to lands therein named, which was read the second time and made the order of the day for a third reading on tomorrow.

Also the bill for the benefit of Walter Aday, which being read the second time, four fifths of the house concurring, the rule dispensed with, and said bill was


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read the third time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act, for the benefit of Walter Aday. Ordered, that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

The house then proceeded to the consideration of the amendments made by the senate to the bill to suppress duelling. Mr. Saffold moved that the amendment as respects the oath, be amended by inserting after the word state since I have been a citizen thereof, which was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Weedon moved that said bill lie upon the table, which was decided in the negative. Mr. Perkins moved that this house disagree to the amendment proposing three additional sections to said bill, which was decided in the affirmative; which other amendments were severally agreed to. Ordered, that said bill be returned to the senate informing them thereof.

On motion of Mr. Saffold, ordered that the bill to prevent the driving distempered cattle into and through this state, be taken up. Mr. Saffold moved that said bill be amended by striking out the same from the word convened, in the first section, which was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Saffold moved to amend the same by substitute, which was decided in the affirmative which bill 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. Walker, ordered that this house resolve itself into a committee of the whole on, the bill to prevent malicious or fraudulent mischief, Mr. Chapman in the chair, and after some time, spent therein, Mr. speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Chapman reported that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had amended the same, and to which he was instructed to ask the concurrence of this house- and which amendment on motion, was concurred in.

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the amendment made to the amendment of this house, to the bill changing the name of the county of Cahawba, which was decided in the affirmative. On motion of Mr. Birney, ordered that this house insist on the amendment proposed by them to said bill.

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