MONDAY, Dec. 6, 1819.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Terrell moved for and obtained leave to intro-


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duce a bill to establish and regulate justices courts, which was read the first time.

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

A bill to extend the corporate limits of the town of Huntsville, was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill to incorporate the Baptist Church of Christ, on Limestone in Madison county.

A bill to establish a certain public road therein named.

A bill to regulate the rate of interest -- and

A resolution to petition Congress to establish a Land office at Tuskaloosa and Conecuh court house were severally read, and ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A resolution to authorise the Governor to settle the accounts between this state and the state of Mississippi, was read the second time. Ordered, that said resolution be read the third time on to-morrow.

A bill to establish the seat of justice in Lauderdale county, was read, and on motion of Mr. Farmer, committed to a select committee -- whereupon messrs. Farmer, Garth and Watkins were appointed.

A bill for the benefit of the Madison Lodge, and Alabama, was read the second time.

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

Mr. Farmer from the committee appointed for that purpose, reported a bill to suppress the practice of duelling -- which was read the first time.

On motion of Mr. Gause, resolved that the rule which requires all bills, to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that said bill be read the second time forthwith by its caption. Ordered, that sad bill be committed to committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

Resolution proposing to memorialize Congress on the subject of lands sold in this state, was read the third time and passed.


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A bill to incorporate the Huntsville Library company, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act to incorporate the Huntsville Library company.

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

Mr. Casey moved that said bill be indefinitely postponed- and on the question being taken thereupon the yeas and nays being called for, it passed in the negative.

Yeas 9, nays 13.

Those who voted in the affirmative are messrs. President, Casey, Gause, Harwell, Herbert, Ringgold, Sims, Ware and Seabury.

Those who voted in the negative are messrs. Chambers, Conner, Farmer, Garth, Hanby, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalfe, Moore, Rose, Terrell, Trotter, and Watkins.

Mr. Moore moved to amend said bill by adding a section thereto by way of rider, and on the question being taken thereupon, it passed in the affirmative-- said rider was read the first time.

Mr. Moore moved that the rule which requires all bills to be read on three separate days be dispensed with, and said rider be read a second time forthwith, and on the question being taken thereupon, it passed in the negative.

The engrossed bill prescribing the duties of certain public officers, was taken up and read.

Mr. Moore moved that said bill be recommitted to a select committee, and on the question being taken thereupon, it was resolved in the negative.

Mr. Garth moved to amend said bill by adding a section thereto by way of rider as follows :

And be it further enacted, that in all the convictions under this act where the fee amounts to more than ten dollars, two thirds of the same, shall by the clerk be paid into the public treasury to the use of the state-- and on the question being taken thereupon the yeas and nays being called for, it passed in the negative-- the senate being equally divided.


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Those who voted in the affirmative are messrs. Garth, Hanby, Herbert, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Moore, Rose, Sims and Terrell.

Those who voted in the negative are messrs. President, Casey, Farmer, Gause, Harwell, Ringgold, Trotter, Watkins and Seabury.

On the motion that said bill pass; the yeas and nays being called for, the senate being equally divided, it passed in the negative- Yeas 10, nays 10.

Those who voted in the affirmative are, messrs. President, Casey, Farmer, Garth, Gause, Harwell, Ringgold, Trotter, Watkins, and Ware.

Those who voted in the negative are messrs. Hanby, Herbert, Hodges, Hogg, Metcalf, Moore, Rose, Sims, Terrell and Seabury.

Mr. Moore presented the petition of John Smith praying to be authorized to sell certain real estate.

Ordered that said petition be referred to the committee of propositions and grievances.

On motion of Mr. Sims ordered that the vote on the passage of a bill prescribing the duties of certain public officers in this state, be reconsidered.

On motion of Mr. Garth 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. Hogg, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole, on the order of the day, a bill to provide for organizing and disciplining the militia of this state, Mr. Terrell in the chair, and after some time spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Terrell reported, that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and made sundry amendments thereto, which were concurred in by the senate.

On motion, ordered that the rule requiring said bill to be read through be dispensed with, and that it be read by its caption. Ordered that said bill be read the third time on to-morrow.

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grievances, reported a bill to authorise John Smith senior, to sell certain land therein mentioned, which was read the first time. Ordered that said bill be read the second time on to-morrow.

A message by Henry Hitchcock, esq. secretary of state:--Mr. President, I am instructed by his excellency the Governor to inform you that he did on the 4th approve and sign the following acts:

An act providing for the preservation of the public arms. An act to authorise Thomas Johnston to manumit a certain person of color therein named.

An act appointing commissioners to lay out a certain road therein named. An act permanently to fix the seat of justice in the county of Lawrence.

An act to provide for the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba and for other purposes -- and

An act to provide for the government of the town of Cahawba.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Dillahunty: Mr. President, The house of representatives have passed a bill to regulate the proceedings of courts of law and equity in this state -- and a resolution ascertaining the time when the present General Assembly will adjourn, in which they desire the concurrence of your honorable body.

They have also passed, an act to authorise Edmund J. Bailey, and the administrator of Josiah Woods to sell certain real estate; and

An act providing for the determination of suits and controversies by arbitrations, which originated in the senate. They have also passed An act to establish the seat of justice in Montgomery county, and propose to amend the same by striking out the words, "and for other purposes".

They have also passed an act to amend the act respecting weights and measures, and propose to amend the same, by adding the words, or pewter to the last line of the third section; in which several amendments they desire you to concur.


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A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Hardwick ; Mr. President, The house of representatives have read a third time and passed, a bill to provide for the removal of the public offices, which orginated in the senate.

The further orders of the day were postponed until to-morrow.

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