SATURDAY, Nov 27, 1819.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr Watkins from the select committee to whom was committed a bill to provide for the inspection of lumber and other articles, reported a bill to provide for the inspection of lumber and other articles therein named, which was read the first time- ordered that said bill be read the second time on monday next.

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

Mr. President, The house of representatives have passed an act to prevent the obstruction of the navigable water courses in this state; And an act to fix the seat of justice in the county of Lawrence, which originated in the senate. Also a bill providing for the payment of Irby Jones. A bill suppressing duelling and A bill for the encouragement of killing and destroying wolves and panthers which were severally read the first time and ordered to be read the second time on monday next.


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The house of representatives concur in the amendment proposed to the resolution providing for the public printing.

Mr Farmer gave motion that on Monday next he would move for leave to introduce a bill to regulate the duties of certain officers therein named.

Mr Farmer asked for, and obtained leave to introduce a bill concerning divorce and alimony, which was read the first time -- ordered that said bill be read the second time on Monday next.

Mr Terrell gave notice that on Tuesday next, he would moved for leave to introduce a bill to suppress riots, unlawful assemblies, and for other purposes.

Mr Hogg called for the ordered of the day.

A bill to provide for the organization and discipline of the militia of the state of Alabama, was taken up.

On motion of Mr. Gause, ordered, that the rule which requires said bill to be read through, be dispensed with, and that it be read by its title.

On motion, ordered, that said bill be committed to committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on Monday next.

The engrossed bill to amend the acts respecting weights and measures, was taken up and read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act to amend the act respecting weights and measures.

A bill to provide for the determination of suits and controversies, was taken up, read the third time, and passed. Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act providing for the determination of suits and controversies by arbitration.

A bill to change the name of Cahawba county was taken up, read the second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on Monday next.

A bill to incorporate the town of Moulton, was read the second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on Monday next.

A bill to provide for leasing certain salt springs, was taken up, and on motion of Mr. Terrell ordered


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to be committed to committee of the whole and made the order of the day for Monday net.

A bill affixing the salaries to certain officers within the state of Alabama, was taken up and read.

Mr. Casey moved that the senate do now resolve itself into committee of the whole on said bill.

Mr. Moore, moved that the consideration of said bill be postponed until Monday next, which being entitled to precedence, the question was taken thereupon and passed in the negative.

The question on the motion of Mr. Casey having recurred, it passed in the affirmative -- whereupon the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on said bill. 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 of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and proposed to amend the same by striking out the words twenty two hundred and fifty dollars the salary of the Governor, and inserting in lieu thereof the words twenty five hundred dollars; and on the question being taken thereupon it passed in the affirmative.

Mr Moore, moved to postpone the further consideration of the report until Monday next, which passed in the negative.

The committee of the whole proposed further to amend said bill by striking out the words fifteen hundred dollars the salary of the Judges of the circuit courts, and insert in lieu thereof the words two thousand; and on motion that the senate do now concur in said report, the yeas and nays being called for, it passed in the affirmative yeas 12, nays 9.

Those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. President, Casey, Chamber, Conner, Farmer, Garth, Harwell, Ringgold, Sims, Trotter, Watkins and Ware -12.

Those who voted in the negative are Messrs. Gause, Hanby, Herbert, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalfe, Moore, Rose, and Terrell, -9.


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Mr Sims moved to strike out the word "five hundred dollars" the salary of Attorney General-- and on the question being taken thereupon, the senate being equally divided, Mr. President voted in the affirmative: the words were stricken out.

Mr. Gause, moved to fill the blank with the words eight hundred dollars -- on the question being put thereon the yeas and nays being called for, it passed in the negative, yeas 10, nays 14.

Those who voted in the affirmative are messrs. President, Casey, Conner, Farmer, Gause, Harwell, Hogg, Ringgold, Sims and Trotter. Those who voted in the negative are messrs. Chambers, Garth, Hanby, Herbert, Hodges, Metcalf, Moore, Rose, Terrell, Watkins and Ware.

Mr. Conner moved to fill said blank with the words, seven hundred dollars -- Mr. Casey moved to fill the blank with the words seven hundred and fifty dollars, which being the larger sum the question thereupon was taken and resolved in the affirmative- the yes and nays being called for: Those who voted in the affirmative are messrs President, Casey, Conner, Farmer, Gause, Harwell, Hogg, Ringgold, Sims, Trotter and Ware, -11.

Those who voted in the negative are messrs Chambers, Garth, Hanby, Herbert, Hodges, Metcalf, Moore, Rose, Terrell and Watkins, -10.

Mr. Farmer moved to strike out the words "five hundred and fifty" the salary of Solicitors, for the purpose of inserting three hundred; and on the question being taking thereupon, it passed in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Moore, ordered, that said bill be read the third time on Monday next.

Mr. Watkins gave notice, that on Monday next he would move for leave to introduce a bill concerning Clerks and Sheriffs; and a bill to alter and amend the laws against forgery.

The senate adjourned until Monday 12 o'clock.