FRIDAY, December 3, 1819.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.,

Mr. Seabury presented the petition of sundry citizens of Mobile and Baldwin counties, praying that a new county may be laid off on the eastern side of Mobile Bay, by the name of Tensaw.

On motion ordered, that said petition be referred to the committee on the division of counties.

Mr. Moore, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that the committee had examined the following bills and found them to be correctly enrolled to-wit :


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An act to provide for the ale of lots in the town of Cahawba, and for other purposes.

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

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

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

An act for the preservation of public arms.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Chapman- Mr. President: the house of representatives have passed the following act and resolutions.

An act to establish certain public roads therein named.

An act for the benefit of the Madison Lodge, and the Alabama Lodge.

A resolution relative to petitioning Congress to establish a land office at Tuskaloosa, and Conecuh Courthouse -- And a resolution authorising the Governor to settle the accounts, between this state and the state of Mississippi; to which they desire your concurrence.

Ordered, that said message do lie on the table.

A bill to provide for the payment of Irby Jones was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act to provide for the payment of Irby Jones.

A bill to prevent frauds and fraudulent combinations in the sale of public lands within this state, was read the third time and on the question that said bill do now pass, the yeas and nays being called for it was decided in the affirmative. Yeas 15, nays 5.

Those who voted in the affirmative are, messrs. Casey, Chambers, Conner, Garth, Gause, Harwell, Herbert, Hogg, Metcalfe, Ringgold, Rose, Sims, Seabury, Terrell and Ware.

Those who voted in the negative are messrs, President, Farmer, Moore, Trotter, and Watkins.

Ordered that the title of said bill be an act to prevent fraud and fraudulent combinations in the sale of public lands in this state.


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A bill to incorporate the Huntsville Library company, was read the first time. Ordered, that said bill be read the second time on to-morrow.

A bill to establish the town of Courtland in the county of Lawrence, was read the second time. Ordered that said bill be read the third time on to-morrow.

A bill to encourage the killing and destroying wolves and panthers, was read the third time and passed.

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

A bill to appoint pilots to pilot boats through the muscle shoals, was read the second time. Ordered that said bill be read the third time on to-morrow.

A bill to regulate elections, establish separate precincts and for other purposes, was taken up and read.

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

A bill establishing and regulating patrols 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.

On motion of Mr. Garth the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole, on a bill concerning divorce and alimony, Mr. Terrell in the chair, and after some time spent therein, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Terrell, reported that the committee had according to order, had said bill under consideration, and instructed him to report said bill without amendment.

Ordered, that said bill do lie on the table.

A bill to provide for the appointment of county officers, was taken up and read the third time.

Mr. Garth moved to amend said bill by way of rider at the end of the 14th section, which was read the first time.

On motion ordered that the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days, be dispensed with, and that said rider be read a second time forthwith-- Ordered, that said rider be engrossed for a third reading. Said rider as engrossed was read the third time.


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On the question being put that said bill as amended do now pass- it was decided in the affirmative.

Ordered that the title of said bill be an act to provide for the appointment of county officers.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act to provide for the appointment of county officers. Ordered that the secretary do acquaint the house of representatives therewith and desire their concurrence.

On motion, the message from the house of representatives proposing to amend a bill to provide for the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba, was taken up.

Ordered, that the senate do concur in said amendment, and that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

Mr. Hogg from the military committee, to whom was committed the bills to regulate the militia of this state, reported a bill for the organization and discipline of the militia of this state with an amendment.

On motion of Mr. Gause, ordered that the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and said bill as amended, be read the second time by its caption, forthwith.

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

On motion the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on a bill to suppress riots, routs, unlawful assemblies and breaches of the peace, 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 directed him to report progress and ask leave to sit again, which was granted.

A message from his excellency the Governor, by H. Hitchcick, esq. secretary of state,

Gentleman of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives.

Having received a communication from the Governor of Pennsylvania inclosing a copy of resolutions a-


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dopted by the legislature of that state, which propose an amendment to the constitution of the United States, I herewith lay the same before the General Assembly.

Wm. W. BIBB.

Huntsville, Dec. 3, 1819.

Accompanying Documents.

Chapter IX.

That all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are formed on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness, are the fundamental principles of republicanism.

To prevent the peace, safety and happiness of the people, from being endangered, political orthodoxy teaches that they ought never to delegate a power which they can exercise with convenience themselves.

In proportion as the capital of monied institutions is increased, its branches extend, and its direction removed from the body of the people, so also will be increased, its power and inclinations to do evil and tyranize; Therefore,

Resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met, that the following amendment be proposed to the constitution of the United States, viz : Congress shall make no laws to erect or incorporate any bank or other monied institution, except within the district of Columbia, and every bank or other monied institution which shall be established by the authority of Congress shall together with the branches, and offices of discount and deposit, be confined to the district of Columbia.

Resolved, that our senators and representatives in Congress be requested to use their exertions to procure the adoption of the following amendment.

Resolved, that the Governor be requested to transmit copies of the foregoing preamble, proposed amendment and resolution to each of our senators and representatives in Congress, and also to transmit like copies to the Executive of the several states with a request that they lay the same before the Legislative thereof, soli-


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citing their cooperation in procuring the adoption of the foregoing amendment.

(Signed)

REES HILL

Speaker of the House Representatives,

ISAAC WEAVER

Speaker of the Senate.

Approved 29th March 1819.

WM. FINDLEY.

HARRISBURG, Nov. 1819.

SIR:- In pursuant of the directions of the Legislature of Pennsylvania, I have the honor therewith to transmit to you, a copy of resolutions they adopted on the 29th March last, in relation to an amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and to request your Excellency to lay the same before the Legislature of the State over which you preside, and respectfully solicit your cooperation in procuring the adoption of the contemplated amendment.

I have the honor to be,

your Excellency's obedient servant,

WM. FINDLEY.

To His Excellency

The GOVERNOR of the State of ALABAMA at Huntsville.

By Henry Hitchcock Esq. Secretary of State-

Mr. President: I am instructed to inform your hon. body that his Excellency the Governor did on this day sign and approve an act to incorporate the town of Montgomery in the county of Montgomery--And an act for the government of the town of Cahawba.

On motion of Mr. Farmer, ordered, that the Governor's message and accompanying documents be referred to a select committee; whereupon messrs. Farmer, Moore and Casey, were appointed.

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join such committee as may be appointed on part of the house of representatives, to enquire into the expediency of purchasing for the use of the state Levi Gray's patent right to the reversing impelling pump-- and on the question being taken thereupon, it passed in the negative.

According to order the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole, on a bill prescribing the duties of certain public offices, Mr. Watkins, in the chair, and after some time spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Watkins reported said bill with sundry amendments, which were concurred in -- said bill as amended was read, and on motion, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Creagh --Mr. President: the house of representatives have adopted the following resolution :

Resolved, that the senate be informed that the house of representatives will be ready at six o'clock this evening to go into the election of Judges of the county court for the counties of Mobile, Baldwin, Clarke, Washington, Monroe, Conecuh, Henry and Butler.

And at six o'clock on Monday evening for Judges of said court for the counties of Wilcox, Marengo, Greene, Perry, Dallas, Autauga, Montgomery, Cahawba and Shelby.

And on Tuesday evening at the same hour for Judges of said court for the counties of St. Clair, Tuskaloosa, Jefferson, Blount, Cotaco, Franklin, Marion, and Lawrence.

And on Wednesday evening at the same hour for Judges of said court for the counties of Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison and Jackson.

On motion ordered, that the said resolution be amended by striking out the words "Mobile" & Baldwin"

On motion, the senate agreed to said resolution as amended -- ordered that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

6 o'clock.


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A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Vaughan -- Mr. President : The house of representatives are ready to proceed to the election of Judges of the inferior court.

Mr. Casey proposed the adoption of the following resolution.

Resolved, that the senate deem it inexpedient to elect Judges of the inferior courts until a law passes authorizing their elections.

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