Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1819

The house met pursuant to adjournment Mr. Vaughn presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Cotaco, praying for a road leading from Huntsville to the Falls of Tuskaloosa, by the way of Leemon's ferry.

On motion of Mr. Vaughn, ordered, that the said petition be referred to the committee on roads.

Mr. Garrard presented a petition for the relief of Zedekiah Tate, of Lauderdale county , praying further time to make returns, as assessor and collector of taxes.

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

Mr. Lamkin from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Irby Jones, praying for permission to dispose of certain property, by way of lottery, reported by a bill authorizing the said Jones to dispose of said property therein contained, by way of lottery, which received its first reading.

On motion of Mr. Weedon, ordered, that the bill authorizing Irby Jones, to dispose of said property by way of lottery, be indefinitely postponed.

A message from the senate.

Mr. Speaker and gentlemen of the house of representatives, the senate have passed on its third and last reading, a bill to be entitled an act, prescribing the manner in which the oath of office shall be administered to the governor of this state, and certain other officers therein named, in which they ask your concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Vaughn, ordered, that the said bill be read the first time in this house.

On motion of Mr. Everitt, ordered, that the said bill receive its second reading forthwith, and the rules of the house be dispensed with for the present.


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On motion of Mr. Vaughn, ordered, that the said bill be referred to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

A message from the senate.

Mr. Speaker and gentlemen of the house of representatives, the senate concur in the resolution adopted by your hon. body, proposing that when the house of representatives adjourn 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.

The following message was also received from the senate- Mr. Speaker and gentlemen of the house of representatives, the senate have adopted the following resolution, in which they ask your concurrence, resolved, that a committee be appointed on the part of the senate with such committee as may be appointed by the house of representatives, to inform his excellency the governor, that on the 28th day of October, the two houses proceeded to elect two senators to the congress of the United States, whereupon John Williams Walker, and William R. King, were duly elected, and have appointed on their part for that purpose, messrs. Moore, Casey and Ware.

On motion of Mr. Owen, ordered, that the same be agreed to, with the following amendment (and that the governor be, and he is hereby authorized to give them certificates of the same,). Ordered that the senate be informed thereof.

Mr. Garrard presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Lauderdale county, praying for a law to be enacted, to prevent any obstructions in the navigation of Shoal Creek.

On motion of Mr. Byler, ordered, that the said petition be referred to the committee of rivers and roads.

On motion of Mr. Walker, ordered that messrs. Birney and Davis be added to the committee of propositions and grievances.

On motion of Mr. Weedon, ordered, that messrs


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Townes and Birney, be added to the committee of ways and means.

On motion of Mr. Birney, ordered, that the house take up the order of the day, whereupon, the bill to establish the town of Triana, and incorporate its trustees, was read the third time, and the question being taken (shall this bill pass) it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Birney, ordered, that the title of the above mentioned bill, be changed to that of an act to establish the town of Triana, and incorporate its trustees.

On motion of Mr. Dillahunty, ordered, that the bill authorizing the administratrix and administrator of Daniel W. Michaux, deceased, to sell real estate, be read the third time, and the question being taken, (shall this bill pass) it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Dillhunty, ordered, that the title of said bill be changed to that of an act, authorizing the administratrix and administrator of Daniel W. Michaux, deceased, to sell certain real estate therein named.

Major Gen. Andrew Jackson made his appearance in the lobby and Mr. Speaker in pursuance of a resolution passed on yesterday, invited him to take a seat within the bar of this house.

On motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick, ordered, that Mr. Wilson be added to the committee on county lines and court houses.

On motion of Mr. Vaughn, ordered, that the house take up the resolution of the senate, relating to the 19th section of the sixth article of the constitution, which on motion was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Byler gave notice that on tomorrow, he would ask leave to bring in a bill to establish two election precincts in Lauderdale county.

On motion of Mr. Chapman, ordered that messrs. Owen and Everitt be added to the committee relating to the duty enjoined on the General Assembly

Mr. Owen moved the adoption of the following resolution, resolved that all special committees shall con-


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sist of not exceeding five members, and hereafter not more than two shall be added to either by a resolution of the house, which was ordered to lie on the table.

The following was received from the senate- Mr. Speaker and gentlemen of the house of representatives, resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened that the thanks of the General Assembly be and the same are hereby presented to major general Andrew Jackson, for his valor, patriotism and meritorious conduct, during the late war; but particularly for the decisive and glorious victory obtained over the British forces at New Orleans.

And be it further resolved that this General Assembly do highly disapprove of the late attempt made by some members of the Congress of the United States at the last session, to censure the military course of this inestimable officer, from motives (as we believe) other than patriotic.

On motion of Mr. Perkins ordered, that said resolution be divided- the question being taken on the first part of the resolution, it was decided in the affirmative, by a unanimous vote.

On motion of Mr. Owen ordered, that the latter part of the resolution be adopted which was opposed by messrs. Townes, Davis and Birney, and supported by messrs. Chapman, Owen and Lamkin.

On motion of Mr. Isaac Brown, ordered that the yeas and nays be called for, which were as follows, to-wit:

Ayes- Messrs. Bigham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Bates, Coats, Chapman Carson, Dale, Dillahunty, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hardwick , Harrison, Jones, Lamkin, Murrell, Moody, McBee, Matterson, McCarley, Owen, Seargent, Simms, Taylor, Weedon, Wilson and Winston, in all 27.

Nays- Mr. Speaker, Messrs. Byler, Birney, Cleveland ,Creagh, Dennis, Davis, Exum, Everett, Garrard , King, Lee, Perkins, Saffold, Thompson, Towne, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Wellborne, and Watts, in all 21

Mr. Weedon gave notice, that on tomorrow he would ask leave to bring in a bill to regulate the rate of interest.

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