MONDAY, NOV. 1st, 1819

The house met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Speaker laid before the house the report of Jack F. Ross, Esq. Treasurer of the Alabama Territory, which was as follows:

Treasury Office, Huntsville, 29th Oct. 1819.

The honorable Speaker of the house of representatives of the state of Alabama :

SIR: - In conformity with an act regulating the Treasury department, I have the honor to transmit herewith to the house of representatives two statements


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marked A. & B. exhibiting the state of the Treasury from the commencement of the Territorial Government up to this date.

The state of the treasury for the year 1818, was examined by a committee appointed at the last session of the Territorial Legislature for that purpose, but owing to the late change from a territorial to a state government I have deemed it expedient to lay before the Legislature at their first session a full account of all the receipts into the office, since its organization, together with its disbursements for the same period.

In addition to the statements herewith transmitted, I have the honor further to state, that I have received form his Excellency the Governor in conformity with the 6th section of an act providing for the temporary and permanent seat of government, a return of the sale of one hundred and eighty two lots, by him sold during the 4th week in May last, with the price of each and the names of the purchasers, by which it appears that there is due the state on the second, third and fourth instalments the sum of 92,840 dollars and twenty-five cents, I have also received of his Excellency the Governor, bonds on different individuals to the amount of nine hundred and eighty eight dollars for the rent of ferries on the Alabama and Cahawba rivers at the town of Cahawba, and for the rent of a part of the tract of land given to the state for the seat of government, which will fall due on the first of January next. I have the honor to be respectfully,

your obedient servant,

(Signed.) JACK F. ROSS,

State Treasurer

On motion of Mr. Everitt ordered, that the said report be referred to a select committee - whereupon Messrs. Everett, Townes and Lee, were appointed.

Mr. King presented the petition of Wm. G. Gill, praying to be allowed separate fees for the prosecution of certain slaves in the county of Cahawba.

On motion of Mr. King, ordered, the said petition be


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referred to the committee of propositions and grievances.

Mr. Saffold presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Dallas, praying for a law to be enacted for the relief of John Read of said county.

On motion of Mr. Saffold, ordered that the said petition be referred to the committee of propositions and grievances.

On motion of Mr. Weedon, resolved that should maj general Andrew Jackson, appear in the lobby of this house, the speaker do invite him to a seat within the bar thereof.

On motion of Mr. Everitt, resolved that Mr. Dale be added to the military committee, Mr. Cleveland to that on salaries, and messrs. Carson, Hardwick and John Brown to the committee on boundaries and seats of justice. On motion of Mr. Vaughan, ordered that Mr. Byler be added to the committee on county boundaries and seats of justice.

Mr. Owen gave notice that on thursday next he would ask leave to introduce a bill regulating fences and for other purposes.

On motion of Mr. Dillahunty, ordered that the house take up the order of the day, on the bill authorising the administratrix and administrator of Daniel W. Michaux, deceased, to sell certain real estate, which was read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading and made the order of the day for to-morrow. On motion of Mr. Owen, ordered that the house take up the report of the committee as respects procuring rooms &c. for the accommodation of both houses of the Legislature. The question being put to the house shall the report be agreed to- it was decided in the negative.

A message from the senate- Mr. Speaker, and gentlemen of the house of representatives, the senate concur in the resolution by you adopted, proposing to appoint a committee to wait on his excellency W. W. Bibb and inform him he has been duly elected Governor and commander in chief of the state of Alabama, and have


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appointed on their part for that purpose messrs. Moore Casey and Trotter to act with the gentlemen by you appointed.

A message from the senate- Mr. Speaker and gentlemen of the house of representatives, the senate have adopted the following resolution in which they desire your concurrence - resolved that a committee of three members be appointed on the part of the senate to associate with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the house of representatives, to take into consideration the expediency of carrying into effect the 19th section of the 6th article of the constitution and have appointed on their part for that purpose, messrs. Terrell , Moore, and Harwell.

A message from the senate- Mr. Speaker, and gentlemen of the house of representatives, the senate have added messrs. Metcalf and Chambers to the military committee and messrs. Harwell and Gause to the committee on that part of the message of his excellency the Governor, which relates to the division of counties.

On motion of Mr. Lamkin, resolved with the concurrence of the senate, that when this house adjourns on monday next, it will adjourn to the court house in this town, and that Daniel Rather be empowered to have said house fitted up for that purpose.

On motion of Mr. Lamkin, ordered that the senate be informed thereof.

On motion of Mr. Walker, ordered that Mr. Townes be added to the committee appointed on so much of the Governor's message as relates to duties imposed on the General Assembly.

On motion of Mr. Matterson, ordered that Mr. Isaac Brown be added to the committee appointed on so much of his excellency the Governor's message, as respects the division of counties, &c.

On motion of Mr. Walker, ordered that messrs. Perkins and Dillahunty be added to the special committee as respects estrays.

Mr. Owen gave notice, that on Thursday next he would ask leave to introduce a bill to regulate the office


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of secretary of this state, and to define the duties belonging to the same.

On motion of Mr. Weedon, ordered that this house adjourn until to-morrow, 10 o'clock.