MONDAY, Nov. 22, 1819.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Watkins, from the select committee to whom was committed a bill to provide for leasing for a limited time the lands reserved for the benefit of schools in each township and a University in this state, reported a bill to provide for leasing the 16th section in each township in this state; which was read the first time.

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

Mr. Farmer, from the select committee to whom was committed a bill for the relief of the Assessor, tax-collector, and others in arrears for taxes in the county of Lauderdale, for the year 1819; reported said bill with sundry amendments, which were concurred in by the senate. Said bill as amended was then read the second time. Ordered, that said bill be read the third time on to-morrow.

Mr. Rose, gave notice that on to-morrow he would ask for leave to introduce a bill to amend the laws respecting strays- and


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A bill to alter and amend the law respecting roads.

Mr. Farmer from the committee of propositions and grievances, reported that the committee of propositions and grievances to whom was referred the memorial of Joseph Brown of Lauderdale county, have had the same under consideration, and ask leave to report.

The committee after viewing the subject maturely deem it inexpedient to legislate thereon (anticipating the passage of a general law regulating roads and ferries) -- all of which is submitted.

On motion ordered, that the senate do concur in said report.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Vaughan - Mr President: The house of representatives have read a third time and passed an act authorizing John Bethany, to emancipate certain slaves therein named, which was read the first time. Ordered said that bill be read the second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Herbert asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill to appoint commissioners to lay off a certain road therein mentioned; which was read the first time. Ordered, that said bill be read the second time on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Rose, the resolution by him proposed on the fifth instant, was taken up, amended and passed. Ordered that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

Mr. Moore from the committee on enrolled bills reported that he had presented to his excellency the Governor, for his approval the following acts:

An act to incorporate the town of Coffeeville in the county of Clarke.

An act to repeal certain laws therein named.

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

An act to establish the seat of Justice in the county of Franklin.

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


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

Mr. Hogg called the order of the day on a bill to provide for the removal of the public offices; which was 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 removal of the public offices.

A bill to establish the seat of Justice in the county of Montgomery and for other purposes; which was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be altered from a bill, to an act to establish the seat of Justice in the county of Montgomery, and for other purposes.

A bill to authorize the administrator of Josiah Woods deceased and Edmund J. Bailey to sell certain real estate; which was 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 Josiah Woods deceased and Edmund J. Bailey to sell certain real estate.

A bill to authorise the administrator and administratrix of John Childress, deceased to sell certain real estate, was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be altered from a bill, to an act to authorise the administrator and administratrix of John Childress, deceased, to sell certain real estate.

A message from the house of representatives, by Mr. Hardwick.

Mr President- The house of representatives have passed a bill to establish the seat of Justice in Limestone county.

A bill to establish the seat of Justice in Cotaco county.

Also an act for establishing the permanent seat of Justice in Cahawba county, which originated in the senate, with an amendment, in which they desire the concurrence of the senate.


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A message from the house of representatives, by Mr. Brown.

Mr. President- The house of representatives disagree to the resolution by you adopted, proposing the election of certain officers therein named, on Thursday next.

On motion, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on a bill to provide for the appointment of Justices of the Peace, and other county officers: Mr. Casey in the chair and after some time spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair and Mr. Casey reported that the committee had according to order, had said bill under consideration, and made sundry amendments thereto, which were concurred in by the senate.

Mr. Rose moved to strike out the word "five" in the first section of said bill the term for which justices of the peace shall continue in office and insert in lieu thereof the word "three".

Mr. Garth  having called for the division of the question the question was taken upon striking out. The yeas and nays being called for by messrs. Rose and Moore, it passed in the negative- yeas 9, nays 12.

Those who voted in the affirmative are messrs. Farmer, Hanby, Herbert, Metcalf, Moore, Rose, Terrell, Watkins and Hodges.

Those who voted in the negative are messrs. President, Casey, Chambers, Conner, Garth, Gause, Harwell, Hogg, Ringgold, Sims, Trotter and Ware.

Mr. Garth moved to strike out the 3d section of said bill after the words, "enacted that the following", to-wit: "There shall be elected one constable in each captains district at the same time, and in the same manner as the justices of the peace are elected, who shall hold his office, for five years from the date of his commission; Provided the constable aforesaid shall renew his bond to the county court annually, and on failure thereof the magistrate or magistrates of the beat, wherein the failure shall happen, shall have power to appoint his suc-


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cessor for the residue of the time- which was declared out of order.

Mr. Rose moved to amend said bill by adding thereto the following sections, to-wit:

Sec. And be it further enacted, that there shall be elected in each county in this state a tax collector, an assessor, coroner and county surveyor, which election shall take place, on the first Monday in February in each and every year, at the same places as representatives are elected and shall be conducted in the same manner and by the same officers as elections for representatives to the General Assembly are.

Sec. And be it further enacted, that the tax collector and coroner, before entering upon the duties of their office, shall enter into bond with good and sufficient securities, payable to the governor, and his successor in office, conditioned for the faithful performance of their respective duties.

On motion leave was granted Mr. Rose to modify his said amendment, by striking out the words Coroner and county surveyor.

Mr. Rose moved to amend said amendment by inserting after the words "every year" the words "by the qualified electors", which passed in the affirmative.

Mr. Moore moved to amend said amendment by striking out the word 'Governor' in the latter part thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the words the chief justice or chairman of the county court, for the time being , in such sum as the county courts respectively may require - which passed in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Moore, ordered that the vote on the insertion of the words as last above, be reconsidered.

When Mr. Terrell moved to insert in lieu thereof the following "which bond shall be taken by the inferior court and made payable to the Governor," which passed in the affirmative.

Upon the question being taken on the amendment of Mr. Rose as amended- the yeas and nays being called for by messrs. Rose and Moore - it passed in the affirmative, yeas 13- nays 8.


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Those who voted in the affirmative are, messrs. Conner, Chambers, Farmer, Gause, Hanby, Herbert, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Moore, Rose, Sims and Ware.

Those who voted in the negative are, messrs. President, Casey, Garth, Harwell, Ringgold, Terrell, Trotter and Watkins.

On motion ordered that said bill be committed to a select committee, whereupon messrs Moore, Rose and Casey were appointed.

Mr. Rose agreeably to notice, asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill providing for the determination of suits and controversies by arbitration -- which was read the first time. Ordered that said bill be read a second time on to-morrow.

Mr. Farmer gave notice that on to-morrow he would ask for leave to introduce a bill concerning the emancipation of slaves.

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