TUESDAY, Dec. 7, 1819.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Seabury, from the select committee appointed for the purpose reported a bill to incorporate the steam boat company of Alabama, which was read the first time. Ordered that said bill be read a second time on to-morrow,

Mr. Sims called for a bill to provide for the organization and discipline of the militia of the State of Alabama.

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

On motion of Mr. Moore, the rider proposed as an amendment to a bill concerning forth-coming and replevy bonds, was taken up and read the second time.

Ordered, that said rider be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

Mr. Rose from the committee appointed to contract for the public printing, reported proposals by T. C. Fay.

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

On motion, ordered that the order of the day for the third reading be taken up.

A resolution to authorize the Governor to settle the accounts between this state and the state of Mississippi, was read the third time.

On motion of Mr. Sims, ordered that the preamble to said resolution be stricken out. Said resolution was then read as amended and passed. Ordered that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith and desire their concurrence.


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A bill for the benefit of the Madison and Alabama Lodges was read the third time and passed.

On motion of Mr. Moore, ordered that the title of said bill, be an act to authorise a lottery for the benefit of the Madison and Alabama Lodges.

A bill to authorize the laying off and cutting out certain roads therein mentioned, was read the first time.

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

A bill to authorise justices of the peace to receive the acknowledgment of deeds and relinquishment of dower, was read the first time. Ordered that the said bill be read the second time on to-morrow.

A bill to provide for the leasing, the sixteenth section, in each township and the lands reserved for a seminary of learning, and for other purposes, with amendments proposed by the house of representatives, which were concurred in.

Ordered that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

A bill to authorise John Smith, sen,. to make title to a certain tract of land therein named, was read the second time. Ordered that said bill be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill to extend the limits of the corporation of the town of Huntsville, was read the third time and passed.

Ordered that the title of said bill be an act to extend the limits of the corporation of the town of Huntsville.

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

A bill to establish and regulate Justices' courts, was taken up and read. Ordered that sad bill be committed to committee of the whole, and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A bill specifying the causes and manner of removing clerks, the order of the day for to-day was taken up, when on motion of Mr. Garth, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole thereupon, Mr. Garth in the chair, and after some time spent therein, the com-


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mittee rose. Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Garth reported said bill with amendments, which were concurred in, said bill as amended was again read, and on motion ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A message from the house of representatives, by Mr. Dillahunty: Mr. President, The house of representatives disagree to the amendment made by your honorable body, to a bill affixing salaries to certain offices in the state of Alabama, so far as respects the salaries of circuit court Judges, and propose to amend the same by striking out two thousand dollars, the sum proposed by your honorable body, and inserting in lieu thereof, seventeen hundred and fifty dollars, to which they desire your honorable body to agree. The House of representatives agree to the sum of six hundred and twenty-five dollars as the salary of the Attorney General.

On motion of Mr. Garth, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole, on the order of the day, a bill to regulate elections and establish separate precincts &c., Mr. Garth in the chair, and after some time spent therein the committee rose, Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Garth reported that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had under consideration said bill, and instructed him to report the same without amendment.

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

On motion the senate adjourned until 3 o'clock P.M.

3 o'clock.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Garth a bill to regulate the courts of law and equity in this state, was taken up and read the first time.

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


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On motion of Mr. Casey, 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, Resolved, that the senate will be in readiness to meet the house of representatives in their chamber on Thursday next, at the hour of 12 o'clock, for the purpose of proceeding to the election of a public printer.

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

A bill to regulate elections and establish separate precincts was taken up. Mr. Moore moved to strike out so much of the second section of said bill as provides that the managers of said separate elections shall carry the ballot box with votes there taken to the places of the general election, in their respective counties, and on the day following, the managers of the general elections, shall proceed to count the same, and on the question being taken thereupon the yeas and nays being called for, it passed in the affirmative, unanimously --

Yeas 21.

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

Mr. Moore moved to insert in lieu of the word striken out, the following to-wit : The managers shall on the close of every election, count out the tickets. each manager shall take a memorandum of votes each candidate obtains, and forward to the managers at the court house, by the Returning officer, a certified statement of the pole at such election - and on the question being taken thereupon, it passed in the negative.

Mr. Terrell moved to insert the following words-- the managers at the close of every election shall count out the tickets; each manager shall take a memorandum of the number of votes each candidate may obtain, and forward to the managers at the court house, by the


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returning officer a certified statement of the pole of such elections, and the managers aforesaid shall return all the tickets counted into the election box, together with the clerks list of votes, seal and keep it twenty days; and in case of contested elections one of said managers shall forward the box containing the tickets to the managers at the court house -- and on the question being taken thereupon, it passed in the affirmative.

Ordered that the reading of said bill be dispensed with and that said bill be read the third time on to-morrow.

Mr. Moore proposed the following resolution, Resolved, that the senate will with the concurrence of the house of representatives, meet them in their chamber on -------- next, at the hour of 12 o'clock meridian, for the purpose of proceeding to the election of five persons to fill the offices of Judges of the circuit courts of the state of Alabama, and attorney general for the state, and four solicitors. Ordered that said resolution do lie on the table.

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

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