MONDAY, Nov. 15, 1819.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Hogg from the military committee reported a bill to be entitled an act to regulate the militia of this state which was read the first time and passed.

Ordered that said bill be read the second time on Friday next.

Mr. Garth gave notice that on to-morrow, he would ask leave to introduce a bill to prevent frauds and fraudulent combinations in the sale of public lands in this state- and a bill to repeal the first and second sections of the act for the government of Gin holders, and for other purposes.

Mr. Garth moved the following resolution- Resolved that it is inexpedient to grant leave to introduce a bill of a local nature after saturday next.

On motion of Mr. Moore, ordered that said resolution be laid on the table.

Mr. Gause called for the order of the day on a bill to incorporate the town of Montgomery in the county of Montgomery -- which was read a third time and passed. Ordered that the title of the bill be altered from a bill to an act to incorporate the town of Montgomery in the county of Montgomery.

Mr. Moore introduced the following resolution. Resolved that the senate with the concurrence of the house of representatives will meet them in the representative chamber on Friday next for the purpose of proceeding in the election of a public printer.


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On motion ordered, that said resolution lie on the table.

Mr. Casey called for the order of the day on a bill for the government of the town of Cahawba, which was read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Casey, ordered that said bill be considered as engrossed, and read a third time on to-tomorrow.

A bill to authorise the Governor to ascertain the quality and value of certain lands in this state, 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 enable the Governor to ascertain the quality and value of certain lands in this law.

A bill to provide for the appointment of justices of the peace and other county officers.

On motion of Mr. Garth, ordered that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on Wednesday next.

On motion of Mr. Watkins, the senate according to order, resolved itself into committee of the whole, on a bill to digest the laws; A bill to authorize the administrator of Thomas Garretson deceased, to sell certain real estate; and a bill to provide for examining certain rivers and for other purposes. Mr Garth in the chair and after some time spent therein, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Garth reported that according to order the committee of the whole had had under consideration said bills and had made sundry amendments, which were severally read and concurred in by the senate.

A bill to provide for examining certain rivers and for other purposes was read the second time.

Ordered that said bill be engrossed and read the 3rd time on Wednesday next.

A bill to authorize the administrator of Thos. Garretson to sell certain real estate as amended was read the second time and passed. On motion ordered that said bill be read the third time on Wednesday next.


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A bill to digest the laws was read and on motion ordered to be committed to the Judiciary committee.

According to order, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on the bill to provide for leasing for a limited time, the lands reserved for the use of schools in each township and a university in this state. Mr Farmer in the chair, and after some time spent therein the committee rose- Mr. President, resumed the chair, and Mr. Farmer reported that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and had made sundry amendments thereto, 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.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Bates.

Mr. President - The house of representatives have passed on its third reading, a bill sent from the senate, to be entitled an act to authorise Alle Kyle to make title to a certain tract of land.

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