THURSDAY, Nov. 18, 1819

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Farmer moved the adoption of the following re-


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solution- whereas from the want of a mutual understanding between the two branches of the present Legislature of Alabama, several difficulties have occurred and more likely to arise, by bills being presented in each house embracing the same object, which causes a great delay of business. Be it therefore resolved that a committee on the part of the senate be appointed to act with such members as may be appointed by the house of representatives, to confer on the subject on which each branch have acted separately and also fix on some joint rules to form a more close connection for the purpose of accelerating the business of the Assembly-- and on the question being taken thereupon it passed in the negative.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. John Brown -- Mr. President: The house of representatives have passed an act for the establishment of the seat of justice in the county of Franklin.

An act to authorize William Russell sen., and Joshua Gotcher to sell certain lands therein mentioned.

And an act to enable the Governor to ascertain the quantity and value of certain lands in this state, to which last they have made an amendment by way of rider; which was concurred in by the senate.

Ordered that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

Mr. Sims gave notice that he would on to-morrow ask for leave to introduce a bill to provide for transporting the public records from Huntsville, to the town of Cahawba.

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

A bill excluding from serving on juries, suffrage, and holding officers such persons, as may be convicted of bribery, forgery, perjury and other high crimes and misdemeanors was taken up, read the third time and passed.

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


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On motion of Mr. Garth, ordered, that said bill be referred to a select committee, whereupon Messrs. Garth, Hogg and Moore were appointed. Mr. Hogg from the select committee to whom said bill was committed reported said bill with amendment, which was agreed to by the senate, said bill having originated in the house of representatives, Ordered that a message be sent informing them thereof.

On motion of Mr. Farmer the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on the bill to provide for the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba, Mr. Farmer in the chair, and after sometime spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Farmer reported said bill with sundry amendments thereto, which were concurred in by the senate -- said bill was then read a second time and on motion ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Watkins gave notice that he would ask for leave to introduce a bill to provide for the inspection of lumber to be exported from this state.

On motion of Mr. Garth the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole, on a bill to amend an act for the gov't of Gin holders, and for other purposes, Mr. Garth in the chair, and after sometime spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, & Mr Garth reported that the committee had according to order, had said bill under consideration and had instructed him to report it without amendment . Said bill was then read a second time, and on motion, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Garth, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole, on a bill to authorise Thomas Johnson to manumit a certain person of color therein named, Mr. Terrell in the chair, and after sometime spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Terrell reported said bill with sundry amendments which were concurred in by the senate; said bill was then read a second time and on motion ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.


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On motion of Mr. Casey the committee of the whole is discharged from further consideration of a bill to authorise the county court of Dallas county, to lay a tax to pay for building a jail in said county -- said bill was then read a second time.

Ordered that said bill be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Sims, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole, on a bill to prevent the obstruction of the navigable water courses in this state. Mr Moore in the chair, and after sometime spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair and Mr. Moore reported that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration and had made sundry amendments thereto, which were concurred in by the senate -- said bill was then read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr.Vaughan- Mr. President, The house of representatives have passed an act to incorporate the town of Montgomery in the county of Montgomery; and an act to incorporate the town of Claiborne, in the county of Monroe which was been amended by a rider at the end of the fourth section.

Resolved, that the senate do concur in the said amendment, and that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Creagh- Mr. President, The house of representatives have adopted a resolution relative to contracting for the public printing; said resolution was read the first time and ordered to be read a second time on Saturday next.

An act to authorize the administrator and administratrix of John Childress deceased, to sell certain real estate; and an act to incorporate the town of Demopolis, which were severally read the first time and ordered to be read the second time on to-morrow.

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