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THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 1819.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Moore proposed the adoption of the following resolution; Resolved, that the senate will be ready at 12 o'clock inst. to meet the representative branch in their chamber to proceed to elect a secretary of State, Comptroller, Treasurer, quarter Master General and Adjutant General; and upon the question being taken thereupon, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Thompson -- Mr. President: The house of representatives have read a third time and passed a bill to incorporate the Huntsville Library Company, to which they desire your concurrence.

Mr. Terrell moved for and obtained leave to introduce a bill to suppress riots, routs, unlawful assemblies and breaches of the peace; which was read the first time. Ordered, that said bill be read the second time on to-morrow.

A bill concerning divorce and alimony was taken up and read. On motion of Mr. Farmer, ordered that said bill be committed to committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A bill to provide for the inspection of lumber and other articles, therein named, was taken up and read.

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

A bill to suppress the practice of duelling was taken up and read. On motion ordered that said bill be referred to the committee to whom that subject has been heretofore committed.

A bill to provide for the payment of Irby Jones, was taken up and read. On motion of Mr. Moore ordered, that said bill do lie on the table.

A bill encouraging the destroying wolves and panthers, was taken up and read.


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Ordered, that said bill be committed to committee of the whole and made the order of the day for to-morrow.

A bill to change the name of the county of Cahawba, was taken up, read the third time and passed.

A bill prescribing the duties of certain public officers in this state, was taken up and read. On motion ordered, that said bill be committed to committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Moore, ordered that the vote on the passage of a bill to change the name of the county of Cahawba, be reconsidered.

Ordered that said bill be committed to a select committee, whereupon Messrs. Sims, Moore and Hanby, were appointed.

A bill to prevent fraud and fraudulent combinations in the sale of public lands in this state was taken up and read the second time. Ordered, that said bill be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

Message from the house of representatives, proposing to amend a bill for the government of the town of Cahawba, was taken up -- Ordered, that the senate do concur in said amendment, and the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Everett- Mr. President: The house of representatives are ready to proceed to the election of Secretary of state, Comptroller, treasurer, Adjutant General and Quarter-master General.

12 o'clock.

On motion the senate repaired to the representative chamber, for the purpose of proceeding to said election. And after having taken the seats assigned them, Mr. President arose, announced the object of the meeting, when both houses proceeded to the election of a Secretary of state. John Campbell Esq. and Thomas A. Rogers in nomination. The election having been conducted viva voce, there were for Mr. Campbell, 16 votes, and for Mr. Rogers 55 votes; whereupon Mr. Speaker announced, that Thomas A. Rogers having a majority, was duly elected Secretary of state.


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Those who voted for Mr. Rogers are messrs, President, Chambers, Conner, Farmer, Gause, Hanby, Harwell, Herbert, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Ringgold, Rose, Sims, Seabury, Terrell, Trotter, Ware, Byler, Bingham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Bates, Creagh, Cleveland, Coats, Dale, Dennis, Dillahunty, Edmundson, Exum, J. Fitzpatrick, P. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwick, Jones, Lee, Murrell, M'Bee, Matterson, M'Carley, Perkins, Sargent, Sims, Thompson, Taylor, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker, Weedon, Wellborn, Wilson, Watts, Winston.

Those who voted for Mr. Campbell are messrs. Speaker, Casey, Garth, Watkins, Burney, Chapman, Davis, Everett, Harrison, King, Lamkin, Moody, Owens, Peters, Saffold, and Towns.

Both houses then proceeded to elect a Comptroller, Samuel Pickens being in nomination- all the members present voted for Mr. Pickens-- he received sixty nine votes, which being a majority, Mr. Speaker announced that Samuel Pickens Esq. was duly elected Comptroller of public accounts.

Both houses then proceeded to elect a Treasurer, Jack F. Ross, Esq. being in nomination-- all the members present voting for Mr. Ross-- he received seventy votes, and having a majority, Mr. Speaker announced that Jack F. Ross, Esq. was duly elected Treasurer.

Both houses then proceeded to the election of an Adjutant General, Carter P. Harrison being in nomination. Those who voted for Mr. Harrison are Messrs. Chambers, Conner, Farmer, Gause, Hanby, Harwell, Herbert, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Moore, Rose, Terrel, Trotter, Watkins, Byler, Burney, Bingham, John Brown, Isaac Brown, Bates, Creagh, Chapman, Coats, Dale, Dennis, Dillahunty, Edmondson, Exum, Eveett, P. Fitzpatrick, J. Fitzpatrick, Hill, Hardwick, Jones, Lamkin, Lee, Murrell, Moody, M'Bee, Matterson, M'Carley, Owen, Saffold, Sargent, Sims, (Rep.) Thompson, Towns, Taylor, Vaughan, Whitaker, Walker Wellborn, Wilson, Watts, and Winston.


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There was for Mr. Peters, one vote- Mr. Cleveland.

There was for Mr. Cleveland 1 vote- Mr. Harrison.

Mr. Harrison having a majority, Mr. Speaker announced that Carter B. Harrison, was duly elected Adjutant General.

Both Houses then proceeded to elect a Quarter-master General, William Peacock, and George Shackleford in nomination- those who voted for Mr. Peacock are Messrs, Chambers, Conner, Farmer, Harwell, Hogg, Rose, Trotter, Bingham, Isaac Brown, Bates, Cleveland, Creagh, Coats, Dale, Dennis, Dillahunty, Edmondson, Exum, Everett, P. Fitzpatrick J. Fitzpattrick, Hill, Hardwick, Jones, Lee, Murrell, Matterson, M'Carley, Owen, Sargent, Saffold, Thompson, Taylor, Vaughan, Wilson, and Winston, -39.

Those who voted for Mr. Shackleford are Messrs. Hanby, Herbert, Hodges, Metcalf, Moore, Terrell, Watkin, Byler, Bingham, Chapman, Lamkin, Moody, M'Bee, Sims, (Rep.) Towns, Whitaker, Walker, Wilson, and Watts -19.

Mr. Peacock having a majority, Mr. Speaker announced William Peacock duly elected quarter-master General.

Having gone through the election, on motion the senate withdrew and retired to their own chamber.

On motion of Mr. Gause the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on a bill to provide for leasing certain salt springs, Mr. Farmer in the chair, and after sometime spent therein, the committee rose. Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Farmer reported that the committee of the whole had, according to order had said bill under consideration, and had made amendment thereto, which was concurred in by the senate, said bill was then read as amended, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Terrell gave notice that on Wednesday next he would move for leave to introduce a bill to regulate justices courts in this state.

Agreeably to notice, Mr. Watkins moved for and ob-


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tained leave to introduce a bill specifying the causes for removing clerks, which was read the first time.

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

On motion of Mr. Moore, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on the order of the day, on a bill concerning forth coming and replevy bonds, 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, 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.

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

Mr. President, The house of representatives have concurred in the amendment made by the senate in the bill affixing salaries, &c., so far as relates to the salary of Governor, and striking out the word 'General,' after Comptroller; to the other amendments, they have instructed me to say they cannot agree.

Mr. Moore moved that the senate do now recede from the amendment by them made to said bill respecting the salary of Judges of the circuit court; and on the question being taken thereupon, the yeas and nays being called for, it passed in the negative, yeas 8, nays 13.

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

It was moved that the Senate do now recede from the amendment by them made to said bill respecting the salary of attorney general, and on the question being taken thereupon, the yeas and nays being called for, it passed in the negative, yeas 8, nays 18.

Those who voted in the affirmative are messrs. Cham-


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

On motion resolved that the senate do insist on the amendments by them made to said bill, and that the secretary do acquaint the house of representatives therewith, and again desire their concurrence.

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