MONDAY, December 13, 1819.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.


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The house proceeded to the further consideration of the amendments made by the senate to an act, to regulate the courts of law and equity in this state. Mr. Owen moved that this house disagree to the amendment made to the 25th section of said bill which was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Dillahunty moved that the amendment proposed by the senate to the last section, be amended by inserting the following to wit: And the county of Franklin shall have, and exercise legal jurisdiction in, and over all that tract of country lying within the limits of this state, occupied or claimed by the Chickasaw tribe of Indians; which was decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, that the same be returned to the senate informing them thereof.

The house proceeded to the consideration of the order of the day on the bill to alter and extend the bounds of the county of Jefferson, which was read the third time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act to alter and extend the bounds of the county of Jefferson. Ordered, that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Also, the bill to annex the Chickasaw lands to the county of Franklin. On motion of Mr. Dillahunty, ordered that said bill lie upon the table.

On motion of Mr. John Brown, ordered that this house take up the bill as amended by the senate, to provide for the killing, and destroying of wolves and panthers. Mr. John Brown moved that this house concur in the amendments proposes by the senate to said bill, which was decided in the negative. Ordered that the senate be informed that this house disagree to the amendments, by them proposed to said bill.

Mr. Vaughan from the committee of enrolled bills, reported that said committee had examined the following acts, viz.

An act to prevent the obstruction of navigable water-courses within this state.

An act to provide for the examining certain rivers therein named, and for other purposes.

An act to authorise the administratrix of Josiah


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Wood, deceased, and Edmond I. Bailey, to sell certain real estate.

An act to provide for the removal of public offices.

An act to authorise Ceasar Kennedy, to manumit certain of his slaves therein named.

An act providing for the determination of suits and controversies by arbitration, which several acts originated in the senate.

Also a resolution, to obtain the establishment of additional land offices in this state, and a resolution authorising the governor to effect a loan for the use of the state, which originated in this house:

and was instructed to report the same truly enrolled.

A message from the senate by Mr. Moore: Mr. Speaker, the senate have disagreed to the amendments made by you hon. body on the first, second and third sections of the act to compile the laws of the state of Alabama, but agree to your amendment on the 4th section thereof, as far as relates to the words, "the declaration of independence", - they agree to the amendments made to the amendment of the senate to bill to regulate elections.

Mr. Owen moved that the vote taken on Saturday last, for postponing a bill to appoint commissioners to lay out a certain road in the county of Monroe, be reconsidered, which was decided in the negative.

A message from the senate by Mr. Chambers: Mr. Speaker, the senate recede from the amendment by them proposed, on the 25th and 26th sections of the bill regulating the proceedings in the courts of law and equity in this state.

Mr. Townes from the committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry mechanics of the town of Huntsville, praying a law for their benefit, reported a bill to secure the compensation due to such mechanics as may be employed in erecting or completing buildings of any description for individuals, which was read the first time.

Mr. Dillahunty moved that said bill be postponed until the 1st January next, which was decided in the affirmative.


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Mr. Weedon moved that a committee be appointed to correct the journals of the 7th instant, which was decided in the affirmative, whereupon, messrs. Weedon., Owen and Everitt, were appointed.

The house then proceeded to the consideration of the bill as amended by this house, to compile the laws of the state of Alabama.

On motion of Mr. Townes, ordered that this house insist on the amendments by them proposed to said bill.

Ordered that the senate be informed thereof.

On motion of Mr. Birney, ordered that the speaker of this house be empowered to employ one or more additional engrossing clerks.

On motion of Mr. Perkins, ordered that this house take up the resolution, respecting the election of county court judges, which being read was rejected.

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

Three o'clock- The house met pursuant to adjournment. Mr. Everitt from the select committee, to whom was referred the treasurer's report, made the following report, viz. The said committee has examined said report, and found the same to be correct.

A message from the senate by Mr. Moore- Mr. Speaker, the senate adhere to their disagreement to the amendment proposed by your hon. body, to an act to change the name of the county of Cahawba, by striking out the word Sevier and inserting in lieu thereof the word Pike. They also adhere to their disagreement to the amendments made by your hon. body, to an act to compile the laws of the state of Alabama.

The house then proceeded to the consideration of the amendment proposed by them, to an act to change the name of the county of Cahawba.

On motion of Mr. Birney, ordered that this house insist on their amendment, and that the senate be informed thereof.

Also their amendments to an act to compile the laws of the state of Alabama.


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On motion of Mr. Lee, ordered that this house recede from the amendments by them proposed to said act; Ordered that the senate be informed thereof.

Mr. Everitt from the committee of ways and means moved the adoption of the following joint resolution.

Resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, that Danl. Rather, be and is hereby authorised, as soon as may be after the rising of the general assembly, to sell at public out cry, the chairs, tables, stoves, and other furniture which have been procured for the use of both houses, and after deducting from the amount of sales, such sums as may be necessary to defray charges thereon, pay over the balance into the treasury, which was read the first time, and four fifths of the house concurring, the rule was dispensed with, and said resolution 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.

Mr. Vaughan from the committee of enrolled bills, reported that said committee had examined an act, to establish certain counties therein named, and for other purposes, which originated in the senate, and was instructed to report the same as truly enrolled.

On motion of Mr. Weedon, ordered that this house adjourn until to-morrow 9 o'clock.