WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27, 1819.

The Senate met agreeably to adjournment.

Received from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Bell their clerk, a message proposing the appointment of a joint committee, to consist of three members on part of the House of Representatives to examine and report the most eligible and convenient rooms that can be obtained for the accommodation of both houses of the General Assembly, as well as the terms on which such rooms can be had, and naming Messrs Davis, Vaughn and Winston on their part for that purpose.

On motion, ordered,  that the Senate concur in the proposition and that a message be sent to the House of Representatives informing them thereof; whereupon Messrs. Terrell and Sims were appointed on part of the senate.

Message from the house of representatives, by Mr. Bell their clerk: Mr President the house of representatives have appointed a committee of three consisting of Messrs. Everett, Harrison and Saffold, to act with such committee as the senate may appoint for the purpose of contracting for the printing the laws and journals of the General Assembly together with such other public printing as may be required.

On motion, ordered, that the senate do concur and that a message be sent to the house of representatives, informing them thereof; whereupon Messrs Casey and Rea were appointed a committee on part of the senate.


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Mr. Moore proposed the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, that the following standing committees be appointed, to-wit: a committee of privileges and elections, a committee of propositions and grievances; a committee of finance and a committee of claims, to consist of _______ members each, and a committee of enrolled bills to consist of ___members: which said resolution was withdrawn by the mover.

On motion of Mr. Garth, resolved, that the following be appointed standing committees of the senate, and that they consist of three members each, to-wit:

1 A committee of privileges and elections

2 A committee on the judiciary

3 A committee of propositions and grievances

4 A committee of roads and navigation

5 A committee of schools and colleges.

On motion, ordered that after the word "senate" that the words "and that they consist of three members each," be stricken out: when on motion said resolution was adopted.

Ordered, that the committee of privileges and elections consist of three members; whereupon Messrs. Chambers, Connor and Hodges were appointed.

Ordered, that the committee on the judiciary consist of five members; whereupon Messrs. Garth, Moore, Casey, Chambers and Watkins were appointed.

Ordered, that the committee of propositions and grievances consist of three members; whereupon Messrs. Moore, Harwell & Farmer were appointed.

Ordered, that the committee of roads and navigation consist of seven members; whereupon Messrs. Mims, Garth, Hanby, Ware, Metcalf, Hogg and Trotter were appointed.

Ordered, that the committee of schools and colleges consist of three members; whereupon Messrs. Terrell, Casey and Gause were appointed.


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Mr Garth proposed the following resolution; resolved by the senate and house of representatives that in all elections by the General Assembly, the members of both houses will assemble in the representatives chamber, and that the names of the members of each house shall be called by their respective clerks, and the votes noted by the President of senate and speaker of the house of representatives; whereupon the speaker shall announce the result which was read the first time and passed.

On motion ordered that the rule of order which requires all resolutions to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that said resolution be read a second time forthwith; said resolution was then read a second time and passed.

Ordered that said resolution be engrossed for a third reading.

Ordered that said resolution engrossed be read a third time; and the resolution was then read a third and last time and passed.

Ordered that the secretary inform the house of representatives thereof, and desire their concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Chambers the following resolution was adopted,

Resolved that _______ members be appointed on the part of the senate, to act with such members as may be appointed on the part of the house of representatives as a committee of finance.

On motion of Mr. Moore, ordered that the blank in said resolution be filled with the number five; whereupon Messrs. Chambers, Trotter, Rose, Moore and Farmer were appointed.

Ordered that the secretary inform the house of representatives thereof, and desire their concurrence.

On motion of Mr. Moore the following resolution was adopted, Resolved, that a committee on enrolled bills to consist of _______members be appointed


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to act jointly with such committee as may be appointed by the house of representatives.

On motion of Mr. Rose, ordered that the blank in said resolution be filled with the number three; whereupon Messrs. Moore, Rose and Ware were appointed.

Ordered that the secretary inform the house of representatives thereof and desire their concurrence.

The order of the day for committee of the whole, the message of his excellency the governor, was postponed until tomorrow.

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