THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 1819.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr.. Garth from the committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill to be entitled an act to digest the laws; which was read the first time.

Ordered that said bill be read the second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Watkins, from the committee on the division of counties to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act to establish certain counties therein named, reported said bill with sundry amendments thereto; which was read and concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Moore, ordered that said bill lie on the table.

Mr. Watkins asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the town of Claiborne in the county of Monroe; which was read the first time.

Ordered that said bill be read a second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Sims asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill for establishing the seat of justice in Cahawba county, which was read the first time.


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Ordered that said bill be read a second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Rose from the committee appointed to wait on maj. gen. Andrew Jackson, and present to him the resolution of the General Assembly, reported that the committee has presented said resolutions with the following address to-wit :

Maj. General Jackson,

The General Assembly of the state of Alabama have instructed us to present you with the resolutions as a testimony of their high respect and gratitude for the important services you have rendered to the United States of America, and particularly to this state.

Permit us to add sir, as individuals, our best wishes for your prosperity and happiness.

(Signed) by the committee.

In answer to which they received the following:

Madison county, Nov. 9, 1819.

Gentlemen:

I have received with the highest satisfaction, the resolutions of the General Assembly of the state of Alabama; the honor conferred on me by your Legislative body is accepted with feelings of the warmest sensibility. The first pride of the soldier, should be to discharge the duties of the field with zeal and fidelity, and the first reward, the approbation of his countrymen; and it is a source of peculiar satisfaction to have received the manifestation of the confidence of those who have gloriously participated in the fatigues and dangers of the camp.

As a testimony of my gratitude for the high sense of my public services which you have been pleased to express; permit me gentlemen, to present to you and through you to the hon. body of which you are a committee, the assurances of my high consideration and reward.

I am gentlemen, very respectfully,

your obedient servant

ANDREW JACKSON

Mr. Howell Rose, Chairman of Committee.


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Mr. Casey, moved that the senate do now proceed to the election of an assistant secretary to the senate.

Mr. Moore moved that said election be postponed until the first Monday in December next -- the motion of Mr. Moore being entitled to precedence, the question on postponement was taken and passed in the negative.

Mr. Moore moved that said election be postponed until the 22nd inst. which also passed in the negative. The question having recurred on the motion of Mr.. Casey, it passed in the affirmative.

Whereupon the senate proceeded to the election of an assistant secretary; which having been conducted viva voce, it appeared that Nathan Sargent was elected; which was declared by Mr.. President.

On motion of Mr.. Terrell, Resolved, that a committee be appointed to prepare and report a bill having for its object, the annexation of a part of Tuskaloosa and Greene to Marion county, and the division of the same whereupon Messrs. Terrell, Hogg and Ringgold, were appointed.

Mr. Rose called for a bill to establish the seat of justice in Autauga county; which was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on tomorrow.

On motion of Mr. Moore, Resolved, that the Auditor of public accounts be requested to lay before the senate an abstract of all debts due the state with such explanatory remarks as he may deem expedient.

The engrossed bill to authorize Wm. Russell sen., and Joshua Gotcher to sell certain real estate therein mentioned, was taken up, and read the third time and passed.

The engrossed bill to authorize the administratrix and administrator of Daniel W. Michaux deceased, to sell certain lands, was called up, read the third time and passed.

A bill to authorize the administrator of Thomas Garretson deceased, to sell certain real estate was read and on motion ordered to be committed to committee of the whole and made the order of the day on to-morrow.


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A bill for the relief of the Assessor, tax-collector and others in arrearages for taxes in the county of Lauderdale for the year 1819, was taken up and on motion of Mr. Farmer, ordered to be referred to a select committee: whereupon Messrs Farmer, Terrell and Metcalf were appointed.

A bill for the establishment of the seat of justice in the county of Franklin, was taken up and read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Metcalf, ordered that said bill be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill to incorporate the town of Coffeeville in the county of Clarke, was taken up, and read the second time and on motion of Mr. Chambers ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill to fix the seat of justice in Lawrence county, was taken up and read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Hodges, ordered that said bill be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

The senate adjourned until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.