SATURDAY, December 4, 1819.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Harwell presented the petition of sundry citizens of Washington county, praying the annexation of a part of Baldwin county to said county of Washington: which was read, and on motion ordered, to lie on the table.

Mr. Harwell, presented the petition of sundry citizens of Baldwin county, praying that said county be annexed to the counties of Monroe, Mobile, and Washington. On motion ordered, that said petitions be referred to the committee on division of counties.

On motion, Mr. Trotter was added to the committee on the division of counties.

Mr. Seabury presented the petition of James L. Seabury, James W. Peters, Willis Pope, and Childress & Hickman, praying to be incorporated by the name of the Steam Boat company of Alabama.

Ordered, that said petition be referred to a committee; whereupon Messrs. Seabury, Ringgold, and Harwell were appointed.

A resolution authorizing the Governor to settle the accounts between this state, and the state of Mississippi; was read the first time.

A bill for the benefit for the Madison Lodges and Alabama Lodge.

A resolution to petition Congress to establish a Land Office at Tuskaloosa, and Conecuh court houses.

A bill to establish a certain public roads, therein


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named; were severally read the first time, and ordered to be read the second time on Monday next.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Brown--Mr. President: the house of representatives have passed the following acts :

An act to amend the several acts concerning the trial of slaves.

An act to regulate property contracts; and an act to authorise Justices of the peace to receive the acknowledgment and probate, of deeds and relinquishments of dower, to which they desire your concurrence.

The have also passed an act to provide for leasing for a limited time, the lands reserved by the congress of the United States for the support of schools within each township in this state, and for a seminary of learning, and for other purposes, which originated in the senate, and have made sundry amendments thereof, in which they desire your concurrence.

On motion, ordered that said message do lie on the table.

Mr. Casey from the committee appointed, to confer with the committee from the house of representatives on the subject of the amendments proposed by the senate to a bill affixing salaries to certain officers in this state, reported, that the conferees, had a meeting, but could not come to any agreement on the first amendment- and that they have agreed to propose to their respective houses a substitution for the second amendment, the words "six hundred and twenty five," for the words seven hundred and fifty, the salary to attorney general.

The conferees on part of the senate therefore submit the following resolutions.

1. Resolved, that the senate insist on the first amendment, salary of the judges of the circuit courts.

2. Resolved, that the senate agree to the substitution proposed in the second amendment.

Mr. Casey moved that we do now concur in the report of the conferees in the first resolution, and on the question being taken thereupon the yeas and nays be


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ing called for, it passed in the affirmative, yeas 12 nay. 9.

Those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. President, Casey, Chambers, Conner, Garth, Harwell, Ringgold, Sims, Seabury, Trotter, Watkins, & Ware.,

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

And on the question being taken on the second resolution, the yeas and nays being called for, it passed in the affirmative, yeas 11, nays 10.

Those who voted in the affirmative are messrs .Casey, Chambers, Conner, Garth, Harwell, Herbert, Ringgold, Trotter, Watkins, Ware and Seabury.

Those who voted in the negative are Messrs. President, Garth, Hanby, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalfe, Moore, Rose, Sims, and Terrell.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Perkins--Mr. President: the house of representatives concur in the resolution last sent by your hon. body, proposing to postpone going into the election of judges of the inferior courts.

A bill to incorporate the Baptist Church of Christ on Limestone in Madison county, was read the first time. Ordered, that said bill be read the second time on Monday.

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

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

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

An act to provide for the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba.

An act providing for the preservation of the public arms--and

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


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A bill to provide for the inspection of lumber and other articles, was read the third time and passed.

Ordered that the title of said bill be an act to provide for the inspection of lumber and other articles.

A bill to alter and amend the laws respecting strays, was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act to alter and amend the laws respecting strays.

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

Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act to establish the town of Courtland in the county of Lawrence.

A bill to incorporate the Huntsville Library company, was read the second time.

Ordered, that said bill be read the third time on Monday next.

Mr. Farmer, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of citizens of the town of Huntsville, reported a bill to extend the limits of the corporation of the town of Huntsville, which was read the first time. Ordered, that sad bill be read the second time on Monday next.

A bill concerning forth-coming and replevy bonds, was taken up.

On motion of Mr .Casey, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on said bill, Mr. Watkins in the chair, and after some time spent therein the committee rose, and 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, which were concurred in by the senate; said bill was read as amended, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on Monday next.

The senate adjourned until Monday morning 10 o'clock.