THURSDAY, Dec. 2, 1819.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Moore from committee on enrolled bills, reported that the committee has examined the following bills and found them truly enrolled.

An act to establish the town of Summerville, county of Cotaco; An act for the relief of the assessor, tax collector and those who are in arrears for taxes in the county of Lauderdale, for the year 1819; Resolution for contracting for public printing; an act to establish the seat of justice in Limestone county and for other purposes. An act to authorise the administrator and administratrix of John Childress deceased, to sell real es-


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tate. an act to incorporate the town of Montgomery: An act for the Government of the town of Cahawba, which were severally signed by Mr. President.

On motion of Mr. Moore, ordered that a committee of three members on the part of the senate, to confer with such members as may be appointed by the house of representatives, on the amendment proposed by the senate to a bill affixing salaries to certain offices in the state, whereupon messrs. Casey, Seabury and Terrell were appointed.

Ordered that the secretary do acquaint the house of representatives therewith, and request their concurrence.

In answer to which a message was received from the house of representatives, concurring therein, and naming on their part, messrs. Perkins, Vaughan, Matterson, Dennis and Bates.

A bill to establish and incorporate the town of Courtland in the county of Lawrence, was read the first time.

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

A bill to appoint pilots to pilot boats through the muscle shoals, was read the first time.

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

A bill to regulate elections, establish certain precincts, in the counties, therein named and for other purposes, was read the first time.

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

A bill establishing and regulating patrols was read the first time.

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

On motion of Mr. Garth the Senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on a bill to alter and amend the laws respecting strays: Mr. Terrell to the chair, and after some time 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 proposed to amend


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the same by striking out the word "Inferior,' and inserting circuit, so as to make it the duty of the clerk of the circuit court to perform the duties of ranger, instead of the clerk of the inferior court as provided by said bill, and on the question being taken thereupon it was decided in the negative.

On motion the further amendments proposed to said bill were concurred in.

Said bill as amended, was read and on motion ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Garth the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on a bill to alter and amend the laws respecting roads, Mr. Watkins in the chair, and after some time spent therein, the committee rose. Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Watkins reported that the committee had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and made some amendments thereto, but not having time to go through with the same had instructed him to report progress and ask leave to sit again, which was agreed to.

On motion ordered, that the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of said bill; and said bill be committed to the committee on roads and navigation.

On motion of Mr. Garth, the senate resolved, itself into committee of the whole, on a bill to empower the county court to emancipate slaves, Mr. Watkins in the chair, and after some time spent therein the committee rose and Mr. Watkins reported said bill as amended.

Mr Ringgold moved that said bill be indefinitely postponed, and on the question being taken thereupon, it passed in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Garth, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole, on a bill to provide for the payment of Irby Jones, Mr. Watkins in the chair, and after some time spent therein, the committee rose. Mr. President resumed the chair and Mr. Watkins reported that the committee had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and directed him to report the


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same without amendment; said bill was then read, and on motion of Mr. Ringgold, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Casey, ordered that the committee of the whole be discharged from the consideration of a bill to provide for the inspection of lumber and other articles ---- said bill was taken up amended and read the second time. Ordered, that said bill be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

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

On motion, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole, on a bill to encourage the killing and destroying of wolves and panthers; Mr. Watkins in the chair, and after some time spent therein the committee rose; Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Watkins reported that the committee had according to order, had said bill under consideration, and made sundry amendments thereto; which were agreed to -- said bill was then read as amended; and on motion ordered, to be read the third time to-morrow.

Mr. Rose from the committee appointed to contract for the public printing, reported the following proposals by Jas. B. Walker: 700 copies of the Journals of the senate at $2 per page. 700 copies of the journals of the house of representatives at $2 per page; and 2000 copies of the laws of the General Assembly at $ 2 50 cents per page: the pages to be of the same size of those of the convention, and to be printed with pica type: the whole can be printed and completed in three months; or the laws can be completed in seven weeks from the time they are received, and delivered to the secretary of state in Huntsville.

Proposals by John Boardman-- He will print 2000 copies of the acts of the General Assembly on the same type and pages of equal size, with the journals of the convention, and the paper shall not be of an inferior quality -- the price will be $4 50 c. per page -- He will


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also print 700 copies of the journals of each house on pages of equal size, and on the same type and kind of paper for $2 50 c. per page -- he will print 24 pages of the laws each week after the rising of the General Assembly, and 32 pages of the journals each week thereafter until the whole be completed-- or he will deliver the acts to the secretary of state within 40 days after the rising of the General Assembly; and to complete and deliver the journals within four months thereafter.

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

An act to authorise Thomas Johnston to manumit a person of color.

An act to authorise Ceasar Kennedy to manumit certain of his slaves.

An act providing for the preservation of public arms.

An act to fix the seat of justice in the county of Lawrence.

An act to appoint commissioners to lay out a certain road therein named.

An act to prevent the obstruction of the navigable water courses in this state.

An act for examining certain rivers therein named.

And an act for establishing the permanent seat of justice in the county of Clark.

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