WEDNESDAY, Nov 24, 1819.

The senate met agreeably to adjournment.

Mr. Moore from the select committee to whom was committed a bill to provide for the appointment of county officers reported the same amended; which was read the first time. Ordered that said bill be read the second time on tomorrow.

Mr Chambers from the committee of privileges and elections, reported that from examination of the certificates, and credentials of the numbers returned to serve in the senate of this state, the following members were duly elected, to-wit:

From the county of Dallas, Thomas Casey

Cahawba, Littlepage Sims

Marion, John D. Terrell.

Shelby, Hennet Ware

St. Clair, David Conner

Lawrence, Flemming Hodges

Montgomery, John Gause

Clarke, Joseph B. Chambers

Washington, William Trotter

Marengo, Thomas Ringgold

Tuskaloosa, Thomas Hogg

Franklin, William Metcalf

Limestone, Thomas Bibb


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Lauderdale, Joseph Farmer

Autauga, Howell Rose

Madison, Gabriel Moore,

Cotaco, J. W. Garth

Blount, Gabriel Hanby,

Monroe, John Watkins

Baldwin, Robert R. Harwell

Conecuh, John Herbert.

Mr. Garth from the committee to whom was committed a bill to digest the laws, reported said bill amended which was read the first time

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

Mr. Farmer, gave notice that on to-morrow he would ask for leave to introduce a bill concerning Divorce and Alimony.

Mr. Hogg moved to commit to select committee a bill to provide for the preservation of the public arms, and on the question being taken thereupon, it was passed in the negative. Said bill was then 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 preservation of the public arms.

A bill to provide for the appointment of commissioners to lay out a road therein named was taken up read the third time and passed. Ordered that the title of said bill be altered to an act to provide for the appointment of commissioners to lay out a certain road therein named.

A bill to empower the inferior courts to emancipate slaves, was taken up and read. Ordered, that said bill be committed to committee of the whole and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A bill to establish the seat of justice in the county of Limestone was taken up and read the first time.

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

A bill to establish the town of Summerville, was taken up and read the first time.


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

Mr Watkins called for a bill to provide for the inspection of lumber and other articles, which was taken up, read and amended. On motion of Mr. Moore, ordered that said bill do lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Rose, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on the bill to authorize John Bethany to emancipate certain slaves, Mr. Moore in the chair, and after some time spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair and Mr. Moore reported that the committee had, according to order, had said bill under consideration and instructed him to report said bill without amendment.

Said bill was then read the third time and on the question being put shall said bill pass -- the yeas and nays being called for by Messrs. Casey and Chambers it passed in the affirmative yeas 14, nays 9.

Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Chambers, Hanby, Harwell, Hodges, Moore, Rose, Sims, Terrell, Trotter and Ware.

Those who voted in the negative are, messrs. President, Casey, Farmer Garth, Gause, Hogg, Metcalf, Ringgold, and Watkins.

Ordered that the title of said bill be altered from a bill, to an act to authorize John Bethany to emancipate certain slaves.

Mr. Hogg gave notice that on to-morrow he would ask for leave to introduce a bill to amend an act respecting weights and measures.

On motion of Mr. Watkins ordered that a bill to provide for the inspection of lumber and other articles, be referred to a select committee; whereupon messrs. Watkins, Ringgold and Gause were appointed.

On motion of Mr. Watkins the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole, on a bill to provide for leasing the 16th section in each township in the state, Mr. Moore in the chair, and after some time spent therein the committee rose, and Mr. Moore repor-


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ted that the committee had according to order, had said bill under consideration and had made sundry amendments thereto, but not having time to go through with the same, had directed him to report progress and ask leave to sit again, which was granted.

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