Saturday, Dec. 11.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Cleaveland, resolved, that no new matter be introduced in to this house after Saturday, 11th December, 1819, other than the bills of appropriation during the present session.

The house proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day on the bill relating to licenses granted to tavern keepers, hawkers and pedlars, which was read the third time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act relating to licences granted to tavern keepers, hawkers and pedlars, ordered that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Also the bill to amend the several acts, relating to assessors and collectors of the public revenue, which was read the third time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act, to amend the several acts, relating to assessors and collectors of the public revenue, ordered that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Also the bill to prevent the driving of distempered cattle into and through this state.

Mr. Byler moved that said bill be amended by way of rider, by adding an additional section, which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Dale moved that said bill be indefinitely postponed, which was decided in the affirmative. The ayes and noes being called for on said question, they were as follows :

AYES- Messrs. Speaker, Byler, Birney, Bigham, Bates, Cleveland, Chapman, Carsokn, Coats, Dale, Dennis, Davis, Dillahunty, Edmonson, Exum, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hardwich, Harrison, Jones, Lamkin, Lee, Murrell, Moody, McCarley, Owen, Sargent, Thompson, Whitaker, Walker, Wellborne & Watts -32.

NOES- Messrs. Isaac Brown, Hill, King, McBee, Matterson, Perkins, Saffold, Sims, Townes, Taylor, Weedon, Wilson, and Winston, -13.


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Also the bill to digest the laws of the state of Alabama, which was read the third time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act, to compile the laws of the state of Alabama. Ordered that the same be returned to the senate as amended for their concurrence.

Also the bill to extend the corporation of the town of Huntsville, in Madison county, which was read the third time and passed. Ordered that the same be returned to the senate as amended for their concurrence.

Also the bill to authorise John Smith, sen. to make a title to certain lands herein named which was read the third time and passed. Ordered that the same be returned to the senate informing them thereof.

Also the bill specifying the causes and manner of removing clerks, which was read the third time and passed, ordered that the same be returned to the senate informing them thereof.

Mr. Vaughan from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that said committee has examined the following acts, which originated in the house of representatives, viz.

An act affixing salaries to certain officers within the state of Alabama.

An act to establish and incorporate the town of Courtland, in Lawrence county.

An act to incorporate the town of Tuscaloosa.

An act authorising a lottery for the benefit of Madison lodge and Alabama lodge.

An act to provide for the appointing of pilots to pilot boats through the Muscle Shoals of Tennessee river.

An act providing for the payment of Irby Jones, and,

A resolution, vesting the governor with power to settle the account between this state and the state of Mississippi;

and was instructed to report the same truly enrolled.

Mr. Saffold from the committee of roads and rivers, reported a bill to appoint commissioners to lay out a certain road in the county of Monroe, which was read the first time, and four fifths of the house concurring.


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the rule was dispensed with, and said bill was read a second time forthwith.

Mr. Chapman moved that said bill be indefinitely postponed, which was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Hardwich presented the petition of a number of inhabitants of a part of St. Clair county, praying to be attached to the county of Jefferson, which on motion of Mr. Perkins, was referred to the committee on county boundaries and seats of justice.

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

Three o'clock 11th December.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

A message from the senate by Mr. Rogers- Mr. Speaker: the senate have read a third time and passed a bill to regulate the courts of law and equity in this state, and have made sundry amendments thereto- and concur in the amendments made by your honorable body, to the amendments proposed by the senate to an act for the organizing and disciplining the militia of the state of Alabama, and propose to amend the amendment made by your honorable body, to the 5th section; to which they desire your concurrence.

The house proceeded to the consideration of the amendments made by the senate to the amendment of the fifth section of an act to provide for the organization and discipline of the militia of the state of Alabama, which on motion, was concurred in.

Mr. Fitzpatrick for the committee of county boundaries and seats of justice, reported a bill to alter and extend the bounds of the county of Jefferson, which was read the first time, and four fifths of the house concurring, the rule was dispensed with, and said bill was read the second time forthwith. Ordered, that the same be engrossed for a third reading, and made the order of the day for Monday next.

Mr. Perkins moved the adoption of the following resolution to wit :

Be it resolved by the senate and house of representa-


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tives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened, that the Judges of each county in this state, shall be elected by joint vote of both houses at the same time, provided that if the first voting them member required for each county court, have not a constitutional majority, then in that case the member having a constitutional majority shall be determined elected at each time of voting until the number be chosen that is required, any other resolution to the contrary notwithstanding. On motion of Mr. Owen, ordered that said resolution lie upon the table.

A message from the senate by Mr. Rogers. Mr. Speaker: The senate have concurred in the amendments made by your honorable body to an act to provide for the inspection of lumber and other articles therein named; and an act to provide for the appointment of county officers.

The house proceeded to the consideration of the amendments made by the senate to an act to regulate the courts of law and equity in this state. Mr. Moody moved that said bill lie upon the table until Monday next, which was decided in the negative. The house proceeded to the further consideration of said amendments, when on motion of Mr. Byler, ordered that said bill lie upon the table until Monday next.

Mr. Townes presented the petition of sundry mechanics of the town of Huntsville, praying a law for their relief, which on motion, was referred to a select committee, whereupon messrs. Townes, Walker and Birney were appointed.

Mr. Dillahunty asked for, and obtained leave, to introduce a bill to annex the Chickasaw lands in this state to Franklin county, which was read the first time and made the order of the day for a second reading on Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Byler, ordered that this house adjourn.