WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17, 1819.

The senate met agreeably to adjournment.

Mr. Farmer presented the petition of Joseph Brown, praying the passage of a law authorizing him to establish a ferry and erect a wharf at the town of Waterloo.

Ordered that said petition be referred to the committee of propositions and grievances.

Mr. Farmer presented the petition of Susanah Wood, administratrix of Josiah Wood to sell certain real estate.

Ordered that said petition be referred to a select committee; whereupon messrs. Farmer, Harwell and Garth, were appointed.

Mr Hodges, presented the petition of the citizens of the town of Moulton, praying the incorporation of said town.

Ordered that said petition be referred to a select committee; whereupon messrs. Hodges, Moore and Trotter, were appointed.

The engrossed bill to be entitled an act to fix the permanent seat of justice for the county of Cahawba, was taken up and read the third time and passed.


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Ordered that the title of said bill be altered from a bill to an act to fix the permanent seat of justice in Cahawba county.

A bill to authorize the administrator of Thomas Garretson deceased, to sell certain real estate, 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 authorize the administrator of Thomas Garretson deceased to sell certain real estate.

A bill to provide for the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba, and for other purposes was taken up, and read.

Ordered that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A bill to amend an act to provide for the government of gin holders and for other purposes, was taken up and read.

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

A bill to prevent frauds and fraudulent combinations in the sale of public lands in this state, was taken up and read.

On motion of Mr. Farmer, ordered that said bill be committed to committee of the whole, and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

A bill to authorize Thomas Johnston to manumit a certain person of color, therein named, was taken up and read.

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

A bill to exclude from suffrage, serving on juries and holding offices such persons as may be convicted of bribery, forgery, perjury and other high crimes and misdemeanors, was taken up and read the second time

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

A bill to be entitled an act to establish and incor-


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porate the town of Russellville in the county of Franklin, was taken up, amended and read the second time.

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

A bill to authorize the county court of Dallas county to levy a tax to pay for building a jail in said county, was taken up and read.

Ordered, that said bill be committed to committee of the whole and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A bill to prevent the obstruction of the navigable water courses in this state, was taken up and read.

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

A bill to provide for taking the census in the state of Alabama. On motion ordered, that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day on Friday next.

According to order, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole, on a bill to appoint Justices of the peace, and other county officers; Mr. Terrell in the chair and after some time spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Terrell reported that the committee of the whole, had according to order, had under consideration, said bill and had made sundry amendments thereto, but not having time to go through with the same, had directed him to report progress and ask leave to sit again, which was granted.

Mr Hogg called for the order of the day on a bill to incorporate the town of Tuskaloosa.

On motion of Mr. Moore ordered that said bill be read by its caption. Ordered that said bill be read the third time on to-morrow.

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