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FRIDAY, Nov 19, 1819.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Gause asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill to establish the seat of justice in the county of Montgomery county and for other purposes, which was read the first time. Ordered that said bill be read the second time to-morrow.

Mr. Farmer from the select committee, to whom was referred the petition of the administratrix of Josiah Woods deceased, reported a bill to authorise the administratrix of Josiah Woods deceased, and Edmund J. Bailey to sell certain real estate, which was read the first time.

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

Mr. Hogg from the military committee, reported a bill to provide for the preservation of the public arms, which was read the first time. Ordered that said bill be read a second time on to-morrow.

The order of the day on a bill to amend an act for the government of Gin holders, and for other purposes was called for, read the third time and passed.

On motion of Mr. Moore, ordered that the title of said bill be amended to read as follows, an act to repeal the first and second sections of the act for the government of Gin holders.

The engrossed bill to be entitled an act to prevent the obstruction of the navigable water courses 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 prevent the obstruction of the navigable water courses in this state.

The engrossed bill to authorise Thomas Johnson to manumit a certain person of color therein named, 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 authorise Thomas Johnson to manumit a certain person of color therein named.

A bill to authorise the county court of Dallas county to levy a tax for building a jail in said county, was taken up, read the third time and passed.


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Ordered that the title be altered from a bill to an act to authorise the county court of Dallas county to levy a tax to pay for building a jail in said county.

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

Ordered that the secretary inform the house of representatives of the passage of said bills and desire their concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Moore, ordered that the order taken on the resolution introduced yesterday, proposing the appointment of a committee to prepare joint rules for the government of both branches of the General Assembly, be reconsidered.

On the question being put that the said resolution be adopted, it passed in the affirmative whereupon messrs. Farmer, Harwell and Trotter were appointed.

Ordered that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith, and desire their concurrence.

Mr. Sims, according to notice, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill for the removal of the public offices, which was read the first time : - ordered that said bill be read a second time on to-morrow.

Mr Watkins, according to notice, asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill for the inspection of lumber, and certain other articles therein named, which was read the first time : - ordered that said bill be read a second time on to-morrow.

A bill to be entitled an act to regulate the militia of this state, was taken up and read; when on motion, ordered that said bill be committed to committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on monday next.

A bill to incorporate the town of Demopolis was taken up and read. On motion of Mr Garth, ordered that said bill be referred to a select committee, whereupon messrs. Garth, Herbert, and Ringgold were appointed.


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Mr. Rose gave notice that on to-morrow he would ask leave to introduce a bill to provide for arbitrating differences between the citizens of this state.

On motion of Mr. Garth, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on a bill to prevent frauds and fraudulent combinations in the sale of public lands in this state, Mr. Farmer in the chair, and after sometime spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Farmer reported, that the committee had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and instructed him to report the same without amendment.

Mr. Ringgold proposed to amend said bill by adding the following section,

Sect. 3. Provided that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prevent the sale of any improvements on public land, which was afterwards, by leave, withdrawn by the mover.

Mr Moore moved to amend said bill, by adding the following section,

And be it further enacted, that nothing in this act contained, shall be so construed as to prevent any person who has made improvement, on United States land from having a right to sell the same and recover for such consideration - and on the question being put, shall said amendment be made, it passed in the affirmative

Said bill was then as amended, read the second time. On motion ordered, that said bill be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Hardwick -- Mr President: The house of representatives have passed a bill to establish certain counties therein named, and for other purposes therein mentioned (which originated in the senate,) and have made sundry amendments thereto. On motion ordered that the senate do concur in said amendments and that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr


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John Brown- Mr. President: The house of representatives disagreed to the resolution sent from your hon. body proposing to appoint a joint committee to prepare rules for the government of both branches of the General Assembly. They did concur in a resolution for that purpose on the 27th ult. and appointed messrs. Owen, Burney and Chapman for that purpose.

Mr Moore from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that he had presented to his Excellency for his approval and signature an enrolled bill to enable the Governor to ascertain the quality and value of certain lands in this state; which had been signed by Mr. President.

The senate adjourned until tomorrow. morning 10 o'clock.

SATURDAY, Nov. 20, 1819.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. President laid before the senate the petition of Ceaser Kennedy, praying the passage of a law authorizing him to manumit sundry persons of color.

Ordered, that said petition be referred to a select committee, whereupon messrs. Watkins, Casey and Garth were appointed.

Mr. Moore presented the petition of sundry citizens of Madison county, praying the passage of a law to remit the sentence of the Superior court of said county against ___ Womble, and that said Womble be released from prison. On motion ordered, that said petition be referred to the committee of propositions & grievances

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

On motion ordered, that said bill be committed to a select committee, whereupon messrs Garth, Casey and Terrell was appointed.

A bill providing for the preservation of the public arms was taken up and read the second time.

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


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A bill to authorize the administrator of Josiah woods and Edmund J. Bailey to sell certain real estate, was taken up and read the second time.

Ordered, that said bill be engrossed for a third reading on monday next.

A bill to establish the seat of justice in the county of Montgomery, and for other purposes, was taken up and read the second time. Ordered that said bill be engrossed for a third reading on monday next.

A bill to authorize the administrator and administratrix of John Childress deceased, to sell certain real estate, was taken up and read the second time.

Ordered, that said bill be read the third time on monday next.

Mr. Watkins called for a bill to provide for the inspection of lumber, and certain other articles, which was read, and on motion, ordered to be committed to committee of the whole and made the order of the day on monday next.

Mr Moore, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that the committee had examined the following bills, and found them to be truly enrolled.

An act to provide for the establishment of the seat of justice in the county of Franklin.

An act to authorize Alle Kyle to make title to Jonathan Sanderlin, to a certain tract of land.

An act to repeal certain laws therein named.

An act to authorize the administratrix, and administrator of Daniel W. Michaux deceased, to sell certain real estate.

An act to establish the seat of Justice in the county of Autauga- and

An act to incorporate the town of Coffeeville in the county of Clarke; which were severally signed by Mr. President.

A bill to provide for the removal of the public offices, was taken up and read the second time.

Ordered that said bill be engrossed and read the third time on monday next.


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On motion of Mr. Rose, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on the resolution, providing for the public printing -- 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 has according to order had said resolution under consideration, and had made sundry amendments which were read and concurred in. On motion of Mr. Moore, ordered that said resolution do lie on the table.

Mr. Terrell, moved that the senate resolve itself into committee of the whole on the bill to prevent the practice of duelling ; which passed in the negative.

Mr Herbert gave notice that he would on monday next ask for leave to introduce a bill to be entitled an act, appointing commissioners to lay out a certain road therein named.

The senate adjourned until monday morning 10 o'clock.