FRIDAY, Nov. 12, 1819.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Garth, ordered that the 20th rule for the government of the senate be dispensed with and that leave be granted him to introduce a bill to enable the governor to ascertain the quality and value of certain lands within this state.

Said bill was read the first time.

Mr. Casey moved that from the urgency of the case, that part of the constitution which required all bills to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that said bill be read a second time forthwith -- and on the question being put four- fifths of the members not agreeing therein, said motion passed in the negative.

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

Mr. Gause asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the town of


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Montgomery in Montgomery county, which was read the first time.

On motion, ordered that said bill be read a second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Sims from the committee on so much of his excellency the Governor's message as relates to roads and navigation, reported a bill to be entitled an act for examining certain rivers and for other purposes, which was read the first time.

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

On motion of Mr. Moore a bill to be entitled an act to establish certain counties therein named, was taken up -- amended and read the second time and on motion ordered to be engrossed for a third reading to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Garth, a bill to be entitled 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 within each township, and a university in this state.

On motion ordered that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

Mr. Moore from the committee on enrolled bills reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill to establish the town of Triana and incorporate its trustees, and found the same truly enrolled.

A bill to be entitled an act to digest the laws, was taken up and read. -- Ordered that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day for Monday next.

A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the town of Claiborne in Monroe county, was taken up and read a second time.

On motion ordered that said bill be engrossed for a third reading on tomorrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to establish the seat of justice in the county of Autauga, was taken up read the third time and passed.


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Ordered that said bill be enrolled.

A bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the town of Coffeeville in the county of Clark was called up, read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be, an act to incorporate the town of Coffeeville in the county of Clark.

An engrossed bill to be entitled an act to establish the seat of justice in Cahawba county, was taken up, read the third time and passed.

A bill to be entitled an act to establish the permanent seat of justice in Cahawba county, was taken up and on motion, ordered to be committed to committee of the whole on to-morrow.

Mr Terrell from the select committee to whom was referred a bill to be entitled an act to prevent the practice of duelling, reported said bill with sundry amendments, proposing to strike out from said bill the words "a bill," which were read and concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Farmer, ordered that said bill be read a second time on to-morrow.

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