FRIDAY, December 10, 1819.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Casey called for the order of the day on a resolution authorizing the Governor to effect a loan from certain banks for the purpose of the government which was read the first time.


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Mr. Casey moved that the rule which requires all bills and resolutions to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that said bill be read the 2d & 3d time forthwith--said resolution was accordingly read the second and third time, amended and passed.

Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

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

An act to amend the laws respecting strays.

An act to lease certain salt springs -- and

An act to provide for the inspection of lumber and certain other articles therein named; the latter of which they have amended by striking out Inferior and inserting County wherever it may occur, in which they desire your concurrence.

Also the following acts: An act to provide for raising a revenue for the support of government for the year eighteen hundred and twenty; and,

An act to authorise the administratrix and administrator of James Hargrove, deceased, to sell a certain quarter section of land to which they desire your concurrence.

The house of representatives have laid on the table, a resolution of your hon. body, respecting the election of public printer.

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

According to the order of the day, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole, on a bill to regulate the proceedings of courts of law and equity in this state and after some time spent therein, the committee rose. Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Casey reported that the committee had, according to order had said bill under consideration, and had made sundry amendments therein, which ware concurred in by the senate. On motion, ordered that the reading of said bill be dispensed with.


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Mr Rose moved to amend said bill by adding thereto the following section,

And be it further enacted that the Judges of the county courts be each allowed two dollars per day, for each and every day they may attend as Judges of their respective county courts, to be paid them at the close of each court, out of the county treasury; and on the question being taken thereupon, the yeas and nays being called for, it passed in the negative, yeas 7, nays 14.

Those who voted in the affirmative are messrs. Garth, Hodges, Ringgold, Rose, Terrell, Watkins and Seabury.

Those who voted in the negative are messrs. President, Casey, Chambers, Conner, Farmer, Gause, Hanby, Harwell, Herbert, Metcalf, Moore, Sims, Trotter, and Ware.

Mr. Casey moved to amend said bill by adding thereto the following section.

And be it further enacted that the court of chancery shall have and exercise the same power to grant letters of guardianship, whenever application is made to said court, as is now exercised by the Orphan's court; and also to grant writs de lunatico inquirendo, and all other things thereto appertaining as by law the Orphan's court may or can at present do.

And on the question being taken thereupon and the yeas and nays being called for, it passed in the negative ayes 8, nays 13.

Those who voted in the affirmative are messrs. President, Casey, Harwell, Ringgold, Rose, Sims, Watkins and Seabury.

Those who voted in the negative are messrs. Chambers, Conner, Farmer, Garth, Gause, Hanby, Herbert, Hodges, Metcalf, Moore, Terrell, Trotter and Ware

On motion, ordered that the said bill be read the third time on to-morrow.

Mr. Terrell moved for and obtained leave to introduce a bill to empower religious societies to hold real estate which was read the first time; ordered that said bill be read the 2d time on to-morrow.


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On motion of Mr. Casey, the report of the select committee on the Governor's message of the 3d inst. was taken up, amended and read the first time.

Ordered that said resolution do lie on the table.

Mr Seabury from the select committed to whom was committed a bill to incorporate the steam boat company of Alabama, reported the same amended, which was read the first time. Ordered that the said bill be read the second time on to-morrow.

Mr Moore moved the adoption of the following resolution: Resolved  that the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to bring in a bill to amend the existing laws relative to the recovery of debt for rent, authorising the leasor to distrain for rent in similar manner as authorised under the common law.

On the question being taken thereupon, the yeas and nays being called for, it passed in the negative, yeas 10. nays 11.

Those who voted in the affirmative are messrs. President, Conner, Farmer, Hanby, Herbert, Metcalf, Moore, Terrell, Ware and Seabury.

Those who voted in the negative are messrs Casey, Chambers, Garth, Gause, Harwell, Hodges, Ringgold, Rose, Sims, Trotter and Watkins.

Mr Garth moved the adoption of the following resolution: Resolved, that the senate will not grant leave to bring in any new bill after this day.

Mr. Moore moved to amend said resolution by striking out this day, and inserting monday next.

And on the question being taken thereupon, it passed in the negative.

The question having recurred on the resolution of Mr. Garth, the yeas and nays being called for, it passed in the affirmative; yeas 13, nays 8.

Those who voted in the affirmative are messrs Casey, Chambers, Conner, Garth, Gause, Harwell, Hodges, Rose, Sims, Trotter, Watkins and Seabury.

Those who voted in the negative are messrs President, Farmer, Hanby, Herbert, Metcalf, Moore, Ringgold, Terrell and Ware.


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

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