Friday, 17th Dec. 1819.

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

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

An act to establish the permanent seat of justice in the county of Cahawba.

An act to incorporate the town of Moulton, in Lawrence county.

An act to provide for leasing, for a limited time, the lands reserved by the congress of the United States, for the support of schools with in each township in this state, for a seminary of learning and for other purposes.

An act to extend the corporate of the town of Huntsville in Madison county.

An act to alter and amend the laws respecting strays.

An act to provide for the appointment of county officers and for other purposes.

An act to lease certain salt springs.

An act to authorise John Smith, sen., to make a title to certain land therein named.

An act for the inspection of lumber and other articles therein named.


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An act specifying the causes and manner of removing clerks.

An act to alter and amend the laws regulating public road; and

A resolution authoring the secretary of state to contract for the public printing, and for other purposes, and was instructed to report the same as truly enrolled.

Mr. Walker from the committee to whom was refered the third article and 14th section of the constitution, which directs that a law shall be passed regulating the mode by which elections should be contested, moved that said committee be discharged from the further consideration of the same, which was decided in the affirmative.

A message from the senate by Mr. Terrill: Mr. Speaker, the senate have appointed a committee to wait on his excellency the governor and inform him, that the general assembly have gone through their business and wish to adjourn sine die, unless his excellency has further communications to make. They have appointed messr. Terril, Chambers and Ringold for that purpose, which message on motion, was concurred in, and messrs. Lamkin, Moody and Dale, were appointed a committee on the part of this house.

A message from the senate by Mr. Moore- Mr. Speaker, the senate have receded from their amendment made to an act, to fix the compensation of the members of the general assembly.

On motion of Mr. Townes, resolved, that the thanks of this house be presented to James Dellet, speaker thereof, for the ability, impartiality, and indefatigable industry, with which he has discharged the arduous duties of the chair.

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

An act prescribing the duties and fees of certain public officers.


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An act to empower religious societies to hold real estate.

An act to prevent frauds and fraudulent combinations in the sale of public lands in this state, and

An act to incorporate the city of Mobile, and was instructed to report the same as truly enrolled.

A message from the governor by Mr. Pickens: Mr. Speaker, I am instructed by the governor to inform you, that he did on the 16th instant, approve and sign the following acts, which originated in the house of representatives, viz.

An act for the encouragement of killing and destroying wolves and panthers.

An act to alter and amend the laws regulating the admission and practice of councillors and attorneys at law.

An act for the relief of Lucretia Stammers.

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

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

An act to establish a public road therein named.

An act for the relief of Rebecca Ann Bondurant; and

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

A message from the senate by Mr. Garth: Mr. Speaker, the senate have passed an act, to authorise the laying off and cutting out, certain roads therein named, and an act to authorise the holding an election therein named.

They adhere to their amendment, to an act to amend


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the several acts concerning the trial of slaves, by striking out the third section thereof.

Mr. Townes moved that this house recede from their disagreement, to the amendment made by the senate to an act, to amend the several acts concerning the trial of slaves, which was decided 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 amend the several acts, relating to assessors and collectors of the public revenue.

An act to authorise justices of the peace to receive the acknowledgment and probate of deeds and relinquishments of dowers.

An act supplementary to an act, passed by the two houses of the general assembly, during their present session, entitled An act, to provide for the organization and discipline of the militia of the sate of Alabama; and,

An act, entitled an act, to regulate the proceedings of the courts of law and equity in this state; and was instructed to report the same truly enrolled.

A message from the senate by Mr. Garth: Mr. Speaker - The senate have passed an act, making appropriations for certain person therein named and continue in office the present trustees of school lands in Madison county, to which they have made sundry amendments, to which they desire you to agree.

A message from the senate by Mr. Garth: Mr. Speaker - The senate have receded from their proposition to amend the bill regulating the rate of interest.

The house then took up the amendments made by the senate to an act supplementary to an act to regulate the proceedings of the courts of law and equity in this state.

Mr. Vaughan moved to amend the amendment of the senate; which was carried in the affirmative -- the ques-


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tion being taken on concurring in the amendment as amended, it was decided in the affirmative.

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

The house then took up the amendments made by the senate to the bill making appropriations to certain persons therein named, which was concurred in.

A message from the senate- Mr. Speaker: The senate have concurred in the amendment made by your honorable body, by adding an additional section to an act, supplementary to an act, regulating the proceedings of the courts of law and equity in this state; to which amendment, they have made an amendment, and desire your concurrence thereto.

The house proceeded to the consideration of the amendment made by the senate, to their amendment, to an act, supplementary to an act, regulating the proceedings of the courts of Law and equity in this state which was concurred in.

Ordered, that the senate be informed thereof.

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

Three o'clock, Dec. 17, 1819.

The house met pursuant to adjournment

A message from the Governor by Mr. Rogers: Mr. speaker - I am instructed by the Governor to inform your honorable body, that he did on the 17th inst. approve and sign the following acts:

An act to regulate patrols, and for other purposes.

An act to provide for the discipline of the militia of this state.

An act to amend the several acts, regulating public ferries.

An act supplementary to act, passed during the presient session, entitled an act to provide for the organization and discipline of the militia of this state.

An act to regulate the proceedings of the courts of law and equity.


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An act to amend the several laws relating to assessors and tax collectors.

And an act to authorise justices of the peace to receive the acknowledgment and probate of deeds, and relinquishment of dowers.

Mr. Vaughan moved that Mr. Jones have leave of absence for the balance of the session, which was decided the affirmative.

Mr. Vaughan from the committee of enrolled bills, reported an act to authorise the laying off and cutting out, certain roads therein named.

And an act to fix the compensation of the members of the General Assembly, and for other purposes therein named, as truly enrolled.

A message from the senate by Mr. Garth: Mr. Speaker - The senate have read a third time and passed, an act to continue in force certain laws, and for other purposes, to which they desire you concurrence.

The house took up said bill, and on motion of Mr. Birney, ordered that the same lie upon the table.

Mr. Lamkin moved that the resolution, preventing new mater being introduced this session, be suspended, which was decided in the negative.

A message from the senate by Mr. Chambers: Mr. Speaker - The senate have passed a resolution presenting their thanks to James Monroe, President of the United States &c., to which they desire you to agree.

Mr. Birney moved to amend said resolution, which was decided in the affirmative. And said resolution being read as amended, was concurred in.

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

Mr. Vaughan from the committee of enrolled bills, reported the following acts as truly enrolled to-wit :

An act supplementary to an act, regulating the proceedings of the courts of law and equity, passed the present session of the General Assembly.


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An act to amend the several acts concerning the trial of slaves.

And an act to authorise the holding an election therein named.

An act to digest the laws of the state of Alabama.

An act making appropriations to certain persons therein named -- and continuing in office the present trustees of school lands, in Madison county.

A message from the senate by Mr. Farmer: Mr. Speaker - The senate have concurred in the amendment of your honorable body, to a resolution presenting thanks to James Monroe, President of the United States.

Mr. Owen moved that this house take up the bill establishing a court of ordinary, which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Vaughan from the committee of enrolled bills, reported an act regulating the rate of interest, as truly enrolled.

A message from the senate: Mr. Speaker - the senate have concurred in the joint resolution, to adjourn the present General Assembly and have made an amendment thereto-stating the time and place of the next session thereof.

The house took up said amendment, which was concurred in.

Mr. Lamkin from the select committee appointed to wait on his excellency the governor, to inform him that the general assembly had gone through their business, and should adjourn to-day sine die, unless he had some other communications to make, reported that the said committee had performed that service, and was informed by his excellency that he had nothing more to lay before them.

A message from the governor by Mr. Rogers: Mr. Speaker, I an instructed by the governor, to inform you, that he did on this day approve and sign the following acts, viz.


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An act to authorise the laying off and cutting out a certain road therein mentioned.

An act to fix the compensation of the members of the general assembly, and for other purposes therein named.

An act to regulate the rate of interest.

An act to authorise the holding an election therein named.

An act, supplementary to an act, regulating the proceedings of the courts of law and equity, passed the present session of the general assembly.

An act to amend the several acts, concerning the trial of slaves; and,

An act making appropriations to certain persons therein named, and continuing in office the present trustees of school lands, in Madison county.

On motion of Mr. Vaughan, resolved, that the senate be informed that the house of representatives have completed the business before them, and are now ready to adjourn.

A message from the senate- Mr. Speaker, The senate have gone through their business, and are now ready to adjourn.

On motion of Mr. Dillahunty, the speaker adjourned the house sine die.

JONAS J. BELL.

Clerk of the House of Representatives.