Thursday, 16th Dec. 1819

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Vaughan moved that Jesse Wilson, have leave of absence for the balance of the session.

Mr. Lamkin, from the military committee, reported a bill supplementary to an act, passed by both houses of the general assembly to provide for the organization and discipline of the militia of the state of Alabama, which was read the first time, and four fifths of the house concuring, the rule was dispensed with, and said bill was read a second and third time forthwith, and passed, and the title changed to that of "an act, supplementary to an act," passed by both houses of the general assembly, providing for the organization and discipline of the militia of the state of Alabama. Ordered that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

The house took up the bill authorising elections in Jackson county, which was read a third time and passed; the title was then changed to that of an act, authorising elections in the county of Jackson. Ordered that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Also the bill making appropriations to certain persons therein named, which was read the third time and passed and the title changed to that of an act, making appropriations to certain persons therein named. Ordered that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence. Also a bill concerning the forthcoming and replevy bonds, which was read the third time and the question being put, shall this bill pass, it was decided


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in the negative, the ayes and noes being called for on said question, they were as follows, viz.

AYES- Messrs Byler, Chapman, Gerrard, Lamkin, Townes, Vaughan, Weedon, Wellborne -8. NOES- Messrs. Speaker, Birney, Bigham, Issac Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Coats, Davis, Dillahunty, Edmonson, Exum, Everitt, P. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwich, Jones, King, Lee, Murrill, Moody, McBee, Matterson, Owen, Peters, Seargent, Sims, Thompson, Taylor, Walker, Watts and Winston, -32.

Also a bill to incorporate the city of Mobile, and the question being put, shall this bill be read the first time, it was decided in the negative.

Mr. Weedon moved to reconsider said vote, which was decided in the affirmative, and on motion of Mr. Vaughan, said bill was read the first time, and four fifths of the house concurring, the vote was dispensed with, and said bill was read a second time forthwith.

Mr. Creagh moved that the word "four" be stricken out, in seventh section of said bill, which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Weedon moved that said bill be postponed, until the first Monday in November next, which was decided in the negative, four fifths of the house concurring, the rule was further dispensed with, and said bill was read a third time and passed, ordered that the same be returned to the senate, informing them thereof.

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

An act to alter and amend the laws regulating the admission and practice of counsellors and attornies at law.

An act to authorise the administratrix and administrators of James Hargrove, deceased, to sell a certain quarter section of land.

An act appointing additional commissioners for the town of Huntsville.

An act to raise a revenue for the support of government, for the year 1820.

An act to establish a public road therein named.

An act to regulate elections and to establish certain precincts in the counties therein named, and for other purposes.


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An act for the relief of Lucretia Stammers.

A resolution authorising Daniel Rather to sell certain property therein named.

And an act, for the relief of Rebecca Ann Bondurant; also

An act for the encouragement of killing and destroying wolves and panthers, and was directed to report the same as truly enrolled.

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

Three o'clock The house met pursuant to adjourment.

Mr. Townes from the judiciary committee, reported a bill supplementary to an act, passed during the present session of the general assembly, regulating the courts of law and equity in this state, which was read the first time, and four fifths of the house concurring, the rule was dispensed with, and said bill was read a second and third time and passed, and the title changed to that of an act, supplementary to an act, passed during the present session of the general assembly, to regulate the courts of laws and equity in this state, ordered that the same be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

Mr. Dillahunty moved the following resolution, resolved that both houses of the general assembly, will adjourn sine die, at 10 o'clock on Friday the 17th inst., which was carried in the affirmative. Ordered that the senate be informed thereof.

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

An act to regulate patrols and for other purposes.

An act to amend the several laws regulating public ferries; and

An act to suppress duelling, and was instructed to report the same as truly engrossed.

A message from the senate- Mr. Speaker, the senate have passed the following acts, viz.


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An act to amend the several acts relating to assessors and collectors of the public revenue.

An act to authorise justices of the peace to receive the acknowledgements and probate of deeds, and relinquishments of dowers, both originating in your hon. body.

They have passed an act to regulate the rate of interest, to which they have made amendments.

An act relating to licenses granted to tavern keepers, hawkers and pedlars, to which they have made an amendment.

An act to amend the several acts concerning the trial of slaves, which they have amended by striking out the third section thereof.

An act to fix the compensation of the members of the general assembly, and for other purposes therein named, to which they have made amendments herewith sent.

An act, supplementary to an act passed during the present session, entitled an act to provide for the organization and discipline of the militia with amendments. To all of which amendments they desire you to agree.

The house took up the amendments made by the senate to an act, supplementary to an act to provide for the organization and discipline of the militia of the sate of Alabama, which on motion was concurred in. Also the amendments made by the senate to an act, to fix the compensation of the members of the general assembly, and for other purposes therein named, which was in part concurred in.

On the bill to regulate the rate of interest as amended by the senate, being read, was, on motion of Mr. Weedon disagreed to, and ordered to be returned to the senate, informing them thereof.

An act regulating the licenses granted to tavern keepers, hawkers and pedlars, as amended by the senate, being read, was


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On motion of Mr. Vaughan, disagreed to, and ordered that the senate be informed thereof.

An act to amend the several acts concerning the trial of slaves, which being read as amended by the senate, was read, and

On motion of Mr. Townes disagreed to, ordered that the senate be informed thereof.

On motion of Owen, ordered that messrs. J. Fitzpatrick, P. Fitzpatrick, and L. Cleveland, have leave of absence for the balance of this session after tomorrow.

On motion of Mr. Dillahunty, ordered that leave of absence be granted to Mr. Dennis, for the balance of this session after tomorrow.

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