TUESDAY, Nov, 16, 1819.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Moore from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Thomas Johnson, reported a bill to be entitled an act to authorise Thomas Johnson to manumit a certain person of color therein named, which was read the first time.

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

Mr. Garth agreeably to notice, asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill to amend the act, for the government of Gin holders and for other purposes which was read the first time. Ordered that said bill be read the second time on to-morrow.

Mr Sims from the committees on so much of the Governor's message as relates to roads and navigation reported a bill to prevent the obstruction of the navigable


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water courses in this state, which was read the 1st time.

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

Mr Moore from the committee on so much of the Governor's message as relates to taking the census, reported a bill to provide for taking the census in the state of Alabama, which was read the first time.

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

Mr Garth agreeably to notice asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill to prevent fraud and fraudulent combinations in the sales of public lands in this state, which was read the first time.

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

A bill to be entitled an act for the government of the town of Cahawba, was taken up read the third time, and passed. Ordered that the title of said bill be altered from a bill to an act for the government of the town of Cahawba.

On motion of Mr. Garth the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on the several orders of the day referred to their consideration -- Mr. Chambers in the chair; and after some time spent therein, the committee rose; Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Chambers reported that the committee of the whole had according to order had under consideration a bill to fix the permanent seat of justice in the county of Cahawba - and had made sundry amendments thereto; which were concurred in by the senate.

They had also had under consideration a bill to provide for leasing the reserved lands for the benefit of schools &c., and a bill to prevent the practice of duelling 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.

On motion of Mr. Watkins ordered that the committee of the whole be discharged from further considera-


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tion of the bill to provide for leasing for a limited time the lands reserved for the use of schools &c., and that said bill be referred to a select committee -- whereupon messrs. Watkins, Casey and Terrell were appointed.

A bill to incorporate the town of Tuskaloosa was taken up, and read the first time.

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

A message from the house of representatives as Mr. John Brown -- Mr. President: The house of representatives, have passed an act excluding from suffrage, serving as jurors, and holding offices, such persons as may be convicted of bribery, forgery, perjury and other high crimes and misdemeanors.

An act to establish and incorporate the town of Russellville in the county of Franklin -- and

An act to authorize the county court of Dallas county to levy a tax to pay for the building a jail in said county; which was severally read the first time.

On motion ordered, that said bills be read the second time to-morrow.

Mr Rose, from the committee appointed to contract for the public printing, reported that the committee had performed that service, and had received the following proposals from John Boardman, to-wit: Agreeably to your request, I have made a calculation of the expences of printing 1000, 1500, and 2000, copies of the laws and journals of each house of the General Assembly, and have the pleasure to inform you, I can accomplish the work at the following prices to-wit: 1000 copies (the pages to be of the same size as the journals of the con-

vention) at $3 per page
1500 at $4 per page,
2000 at $4 62 1/2 per page.

Each page will contain about as much as one and 3/4 of the journals of the last Territorial Legislature, for which $2 25 per page was allowed.


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A pamphlet of 100 pages (if 2000 copies are printed)

will cost the state about 23 cents
if 1500, 25 2-3,
if 1000, 30

I will establish a separate press and keep it in constant operation until the work shall be completed.

To Colonel H. Rose, Chairman Committee.

Mr. Casey, from the committee on so much his Excellency the Governor's message as relates to the town of Cahawba, reported a bill to provide for the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba and for other purposes- which was read the first time.

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

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