The senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Moore from the committee on enrolled bills reported that the committee had examined the following acts and found them to be truly enrolled.
An act excluding from suffrage, serving as jurors and
holding office, such persons as may be convicted of bribery, forgery, perjury and other high crimes and misdemeanors-- An act to authorise John Bethany to emancipate certain slaves therein named.-- An act to authorise the county court of Dallas county, to levy a tax to pay for building a jail in said county -- An act to establish and incorporate the town of Russellville in the county of Franklin-- and An act to authorise the administrator of Thomas Garretson, deceased, to sell certain real estate which were severally signed by Mr. President.
Mr Sims asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill to change the name of the county of Cahawba which was read the first time. Ordered that said bill be read the second time on to-morrow.
Mr. Hodges asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the town of Moulton, which was read the first time -- ordered, that said bill be read the second time to-morrow.
Mr Moore asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill concerning forth-coming and replevy bonds which was read the first time. On motion of Mr. Moore - ordered that the rule which requires all bills to be read on three separate days, be dispensed with, and that the said bill be read by its caption the second time forthwith.
Ordered, that said bill be committed to the committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.
Mr. Terrell from the committee appointed to prepare and bring in a bill to add part of Tuskaloosa and Greene counties to Marion reported that after maturely considering the subject, they are of opinion that at this time it is inexpedient in their opinion, to add to or divide said county of Marion, which was concurred in.
Mr. Terrell from the committee to whom was referred so much of the Governor's message as relates to salt springs reported a bill providing for leasing certain salt springs, which was read the first time. Ordered, that said bill be read the second time on to-morrow.
Mr Moore from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that the committee had presented to his excellency the Governor for his signature, An act to Incorporate the town of Claiborne in the county of Monroe - And an act to authorise Wm. Russell, sen., and Joshua Gotcher to sell certain real estate therein named.
A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Hardwick-
Mr President, The house of representatives have passed a bill affixing salaries to certain officers within the state of Alabama. And an act to provide for the organization and discipline of the state of Alabama which last bill was read the first time and ordered to be read the second time on to-morrow.
A bill affixing salaries &c., was taken up and read the first time. Mr Garth moved to dispense with the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days and that said bill be read the second time by its title, forthwith. And on the question being taken thereupon it passed in the negative.
On motion of Mr. Chambers ordered that said bill be read the second time on to-morrow.
Mr. Chambers from the committee of finance, reported that the committee has received from Jack F. Ross, Esq. Treasurer, a report of the situation of the Treasury and find that there was a balance therein on the
|17th inst. of||$14847 61 1/2|
|And by report of the Auditor of public accounts the amount of certificates issued authorising the payments of monies into the Treasury, not yet therein, is||$ 2722 89 3/4|
|Amount of unpaid balances of taxes for the year 1817||299 06 1/4|
|Amount do. for the year 1818||4535 46 1/4|
|Amount of do. for the year 1819 , so far as the Assessors' returns have come to hand||$5516 95|
|Making a balance yet due of||$10341 45 1/4|
No returns have been received of assessment from the following counties, to-wit: Madison, Marion, Washington and Dallas.
The auditor of public accounts certifies that no bond on John M. Taylor, esq,. collector for Madison county, for the year 1818, has been received in his office.- That Mr. Taylor has deposited a bond for two thousand dollars, on Levin Powell-- after deducting which, there still remains a balance due the state of one thousand six hundred and seventy-six dollars seventy - seven and one-fourth cents--we your committee, therefore recommend that as there appears to have been failures in the collection and return of public taxes, seriously injurious to the interests of the state, the auditor be instructed and required to use the most efficient means agreeably to the existing laws, for the recovery of the arrearages of the taxes now due which is respectfully submitted.
On motion of Mr. Chambers said report was ordered to lie on the table.
On motion of Mr. Garth, resolved that a committee be appointed to report to the senate, the expences of assessing and collecting the taxes of the state for the year 1819; and the auditor is directed to give to them any information in his power to enable them to make out their report: whereupon messrs. Garth, Casey and Ringgold were appointed.
A message from the house of representatives by Mr Chapman
Mr. President, The house of representatives have adopted the following resolution. Resolved that this house do, at 3 o'clock this afternoon, proceed to elect an Adjutant General, Quartermaster General, Comptroller, Treasurer and Secretary of State, and now in-
form your hon. body that they will be at that hour ready to receive the senate for that purpose.
Mr Moore moved to postpone the consideration of said resolution until Monday next, and on the question being taken thereupon, it passed in the affirmative,
Ordered that the secretary do acquaint the house of representatives therewith
A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Winston.
Mr. President, The house of representatives have passed an act to provide for examining certain rivers therein named, and have amended the same by rider in the first section, in the following words, "and from Colbert's shoals to where the Alabama state line crosses the Tennessee river below said shoals.'
Ordered that the senate do concur therein, and the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.
Mr Gause called for the orders of the day. A bill to amend the laws respecting weights and measures was read the third time and passed.
Ordered that the title of said bill be an act to amend the laws respecting weights and measures. A bill to authorise Ceaser Kennedy to emancipate certain of his slaves, was read the third time and passed. Ordered that the title of said bill be an act to authorise Ceaser Kennedy to emancipate certain of his slaves.
A bill to establish the seat of justice in Limestone county, was read the third time and passed. Ordered that the title of said bill be an act to establish the seat of justice in Limestone county.
A bill to establish and incorporate the town of Summerville was read the third time and passed -- ordered that the title of said bill be and act to establish and incorporate the town of Sommerville.
A bill to digest the laws, was read the third time and passed -- ordered that the title of said bill be an act to digest the laws of the state of Alabama.
A bill to provide for leasing the fifth section with
in each township in this state, was read the third time and passed.
On motion of Mr. Terrell ordered that the title of said bill be an act to provide for leasing the lands reserved for the benefit of schools within each township, for a seminary of learning and for other purposes.
On motion of Mr. Rose the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole, on a bill to provide for the determination of suits and controversies, between the citizens of this state, by arbitration. Mr. Terrell in the chair, and after sometime spent therein, the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Terrell reported that the committee had, according to order had said bill under consideration, and made amendment thereto, which was concurred in. Said bill was again read as amended and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.
The senate adjourned until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.