SATURDAY, Dec. 11, 1819.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

A bill to provide for the inspection of lumber and other articles, with the amendment, by the house of representatives, was taken up.

Ordered that the senate do concur in said amendments.

A bill to provide for the appointment of country officers, with the amendments proposed by the house of representatives, was taken up.

On motion that the senate do now concur therein, a division being called for, the question was taken on the amendment, to the 8th section of said bill, which provides for the appointment of an assessor and tax collector, by the county court, instead of election by the qualified elector. The yeas and nays being called for it passed in the affirmative, yeas 12, nays 9.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are messrs. President, Casey, Garth, Harwell, Herbert, Metcalf, Ringgold, Sims, Terrell, Trotter, Watkins and Seabury.

Those who voted in the negative, are messrs Chambers, Conner, Gause, Hanby, Hodges, Hogg, Moore Rose, and Ware.

The further amendments to said bill were concurred in. Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

A bill to raise a revenue for the support of government for the year 1820, was taken up and read the 1st time.

On motion ordered 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 by its title forthwith.

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


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A bill to authorise the administratrix and administrator of James Hartgrove, deceased to sell a certain quarter section of land, was taken up and 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 bill be read the second time by its caption forthwith.

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

A message from the house of representatives: Mr President, the house of representatives have passed, An act relating to licenses to keepers of taverns, and bankers and pedlars; and An act to amend the several acts relating to assessors and collectors of public revenue, to which they desire you to agree.

The house of representatives have passed an act to authorize John Smith, sen., to make title to land, therein mentioned. An act specifying the causes and manner of removing clerks, and An act to extend the corporation of the laws of Huntsville, with an amendment in which they desire your concurrence, was ordered to lie on the table.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr Bates:

Mr. President, the house of representatives have passed an act to digest the laws of the state of Alabama and have made sundry amendments thereon, in which they desire your concurrence.

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

The order of the day being called for a bill to create courts of law and equity in this state.

Mr Moore moved to amend said bill, by rider, 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


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Said bill was then read the third time as amended and passed.

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

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Towns: Mr. president, the house of representatives have passed An act for the relief of Walter Aday;

An act for the relief of Rebecca Ann Bondurant.

An act for the relief of Lucretia Stammers,and

An act to amend the several acts, concerning public ferries, in which they desire your concurrence.

The house of representatives insist on their amendment, proposed to the bill to change the name of the county of Cahawba; And have concurred in part, to the amendment made by your hon. body to a bill to suppress duelling. They proposed to amend the amendments made by you to the oath in the fourth section, by inserting after the word state, the words since I have been a citizen thereof, in which they desire you to concur. They disagree to the amendment made by your honourable body, by adding the three sections, beginning "If any justice or other officer, bound to keep the peace," &c.

Mr Chambers moved the adoption of the following resolution, Resolved,  that the senate inform the house of representatives that they will meet them in the representative chamber on monday next, at the hour of --o'clock for the purpose of electing judges of the circuit court.

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

An act for the organization and discipline of the militia of this state, was taken up with the amendments proposed by the house of representatives.

And on the motion that the senate do concur in said amendments, it passed in the affirmative.

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


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On motion of Mr. Garth leave of absence was granted Mr. Casey during the present session.

The senate adjourned until Monday morning 10 o'clock.