SATURDAY, Nov. 13, 1819.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Casey moved for and obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled an act for the government of the town of Cahawba, which was read the first time.

On motion, ordered that said bill be read a second time on monday next.

Mr. Garth from the committee on so much of the Governor's message, of the 26th ultimo, as relates to county officers' appointment, reported a bill to be entitled an act to appoint justices of the peace and county officer, which was read the first time and passed.

On motion ordered that said bill be read a second time on monday next.

Mr Garth called for the order of the day on a bill to be entitled an act to enable the Governor to ascertain the equality and value of certain lands, which was amended and read the second time.


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On motion ordered that said bill be engrossed and read the third time on monday next.

A message from the house of representatives by Messrs Dillahunty and Winston.

Mr. President- The house of representatives have read the third time and passed a bill to be entitled an act to repeal certain laws therein named, and concur in the amendments proposed by your honorable body, to a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the administratrix and administrator of Daniel W. Micheaux, deceased, to sell certain real estate therein named.

Mr Gause called for the order of the day on the bill to incorporate the town of Montgomery in the county of Montgomery, which was read the second time.

On motion, ordered that said bill be engrossed for a third reading on monday next.

A bill to incorporate the town of Claiborne in the county of Monroe, was taken up, read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be altered from a bill, to an act to incorporate the town of Claiborne in the county of Monroe.

Mr Watkins, called for the order of the day on a bill to be entitled an act to establish certain counties therein named; which was read the third time and passed.

Ordered that the title of said bill be altered from a bill to an act to establish certain counties therein named.

Agreeably to a resolution of the Senate, on Saturday last, Samuel Pickens, Esq. auditor of public accounts, laid before the Senate an abstract of all debts due the state, with explanatory remarks thereon as follows, to-wit:

Pursuant to a resolution of the senate of the 11th instant, requesting the auditor of public accounts to lay before the body an abstract of all debts due the state, with which explanatory remarks as he may deem expedient, I have the honor to submit the following statement.


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Unpaid balance of the taxes of 1817.

Samuel Dale, collector of Monroe county

299 04 1/4

Unpaid balances of the Taxes of 1818.

John M. Taylor, collector of Madison county,

3676 77 1/4

John M. Flinn, collector of Monroe county

755 85 1/4

Daniel Duvol, collector of Mobile county,

102 83 1/2

 

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Total,$4834 50 1/2

Unpaid balance of the present year 1819, so far as the Assessors' Returns have been received.

Theoph L. Toulmin collector of Baldwin co'y

655 86

Henry V. Chamberlain of Mobile county

1724 74

William Hays collector of Clarke county

387 04 3/4

John M. Flinn collector of Monroe county

2585 43 1/2

John May collector of Marengo county

19 24

 

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Total $5272 32 1/4

From the following counties no returns of assessment have been received for the present year 1819, to-wit: Cotaco, Dallas, Lauderdale, Madison, Marengo and Washington.

In relation to the balance due from Col Dale I shall remark, that the Executive of the Territory and the members of the Legislature at their last session, recommended that proceedings shall not be instituted against him, until the United States should have refunded the sums he had advanced in their favor during the Seminole war.

Colonel Dale informs me he has not yet received of the United States the sums to which he is entitled, but assures me that in a short time he will settle up his arrears.

In relation to the balance from Mr. Taylor a note of hand of $3,000 on Levin Powell of Tuskaloosa, was offered by him to the state; as a part of the sum due having no authority to enter it to his credit, submitted it to the consideration of the Legislature, in my report in the house of representatives of the first inst.- should the Legislature authorize it to be placed to


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his credit, the balance against him will be reduced to $1676 77 1/4, the prospect of obtaining which is doubtful, as no bond with security was given by Mr. Taylor as a collector.

The accounts of Messrs. Flinn and Duvol, I placed in the hands of Mr. Wilson, the Attorney General of the district in which they reside, in July last, with instructions to proceed against them without delay.

The returns of the present year are daily coming in-I expect by the latter end of next week, to be able if required to lay before your honorable body, a statement in full of the balance due for the present year.

I have the honor to be &c.

SAMUEL PICKENS.

Auditor Public Accounts. Nov. 18, 1819

The Honorable Senate.

Mr. Farmer, moved that said report be referred to the committee of finance which was negatived

Mr Moore moved that said report do lie on the table - which passed in the affirmative.

A bill to be entitled an act to examine certain rivers and for other purposes, was taken up, and on motion of Mr. Sims, ordered that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day for monday next.

A message from the house of Representatives by Mr. Perkins: Mr. President, The house of representatives have passed on the third reading an act to incorporate the town of Tuskaloosa.

A bill to be entitled an act to prevent duelling was taken up and on motion of Mr. Casey, ordered to be committed to committee of the whole and made the order of the day of Tuesday next.

On motion of Mr. Garth, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on 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, in each township and university in this state- Mr. Moore in the chair and after some time


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spent therein the committed rose; Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Moore reported, that the committee had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, but not having time to go through with the same had instructed him to report progress and ask leave to sit again, which was granted.

The further orders of the day were postponed until monday next.

The senate adjourned until monday morning 10 o'clock.