MONDAY, Nov. 1, 1819

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Chambers the following resolution was unanimously adopted. Resolved that Major Gen. Andrew Jackson be invited to take a seat within the bar of this house.

On motion of Mr. Hogg the following resolution was adopted.

Resolved, that the military committee have leave to withdraw and proceed to the duties assigned them - being at all times subject to the order of the senate

On motion of Mr. Herbert, Mr. Gause was added to the committee on the division of counties.


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On motion of Mr.. Farmer the following resolution was adopted; Resolved that so much of the Governor's message as relates to the appointment of county officers, be referred to a select committee; whereupon Messrs. Farmer, Sims and Terrell were appointed.

On motion of Mr. Ringgold, Ordered that Mr. Harwell be added to the committee on the division of counties.

Mr. Farmer gave notice that on to-morrow he would move for leave to introduce a bill, entitled a bill to prevent the practice of duelling; and

A bill to establish a turnpike road from the foot of the Muscle shoals to the falls of Tuskaloosa.

Mr. Rose agreeably to notice asked leave to introduce a bill having for its object an amendment of the 18th section of the Judiciary of the constitution of this state so far as respects the appointment of the Judges of the Superior Courts of this state; which was granted.

On motion of Mr. Terrell the following resolution was adopted. Resolved, that a committee be appointed on the part of the senate, to associate with such committee on the part of the Representative house to take into their consideration the expediency of carrying into effect the 19th section of the 6th article of the constitution-- whereupon Messrs Terrell, Moore and Harwell were appointed.

Ordered that a message he sent to the house of representatives informing them thereof and desiring their concurrence.

Message from the house of representatives by Messrs Townes and Owen.

Mr. President,

The house of representatives have adopted the following resolution, Resolved, that a committee of two members be appointed on the part of this house to act with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the senate, to wait on His Excell'cy Wm.


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W. Bibb, and inform him of his election as Governor and commander in chief of the state of Alabama, naming Messrs. Cleveland and Dillahunty on their part, for that purpose- which was concurred in by the senate, and a message was sent informing them thereof; naming Messrs. Moore, Casey and Trotter.

On motion of Mr. Moore, Ordered that Mr. Farmer be added to the committee on the Judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Casey, Ordered that the rule which requires ten day's notice before leave for the introduction of a bill, be dispensed with - whereupon Mr. Casey moved for leave to introduce a bill to regulate the time and manner of administering certain oaths; which was read the first time and passed.

On motion of Mr. Casey, Ordered that the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days be dispensed with.

On motion ordered that said bill be read a second time. Said bill was then read a second time and passed.

On motion of Mr. Moore, Ordered that said bill be engrossed and made the order of the day for this evening.

On motion of Mr. Watkins, ordered that Mr. Hanby be added to the committee on the division of counties.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Everett.

Mr. President,

The house of representatives have adopted the following resolution, in which they ask your concurrence. Resolved, that with the concurrence of the senate, when this house adjourns on Monday next, it will adjourn to the Court house in this town, and that Daniel Rather be empowered to have said house fitted up for that purpose.

On motion, ordered that the senate do concur and that a message be sent to the house of representatives informing them thereof.


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On motion of Mr Moore, the order of the day on the engrossed bill to regulate the time and manner of administering certain oaths, was taken up and read a third time when Mr. Moore moved to amend the 4th section thereof by way of rider by adding after the words "the sum of" the words five hundred - which passed in the affirmative.

Mr Moore moved further to amend said bill by striking out the caption thereof from the words "a bill" and inserting in lieu thereof the words following (to wit:) A bill to be entitled an act prescribing the manner in which the oath of office, shall be administered to the Governor of this state, and certain other offices therein mentioned - which passed in the affirmative.

Ordered that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

Mr. Hanby presented the petition of sundry citizens of Blount county praying a division of said county, which was read- on motion ordered to be referred to the committee on the division of counties.

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