Monday, Dec. 13, 1819

The senate meet pursuant to adjournment.

Mr Seabury from the committee appointed for the purpose, reported a bill to incorporate the city of Mobile which was read the first time.

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, forthwith by its title.

Ordered, that said bill be committed to a committee of the whole on to-morrow

An act relating to licenses granted to tavern keepers, hawkers and pedlers -- and

A bill to amend the several laws relating to assessors and tax collectors were severally taken up and read the first time -- the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days being dispensed with on motion, said bills were severally read the second time by their titles.

A bill to extend the corporation of the town of Huntsville, with the amendments proposed by the house of representatives were taken up. On motion ordered that the senate do concur in said amendments, and the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

An act to digest the laws of the state of Alabama with the amendments proposed by the house of representatives. A division having been called for, the question was taken on the amendments to the first, second and third sections and decided in the negative.

The question was taken on the amendment to the fourth section, and decided in the affirmative.

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

A bill for the benefit of Walter Aday; was taken up and read the first time.


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Mr. Moore moved that said bill be read the second time on to-morrow; and on the question being taken thereupon, it passed in the affirmative, yeas 13, nays 8.

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

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

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Brown- Mr. President: the house of representatives have disagreed to the several amendments by you proposed to a bill for the encouragement of killing and destroying wolves and panthers, and insist on its passage without amendment. On motion ordered, that the senate do recede from their amendments to said bill, and 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 agree to all the amendments made by your hon. body to a bill to regulate the proceedings of courts of law and equity in this state except the 25th and 26th sections, to which the house disagree, and insist on the sections originally presented in the bill.

On motion ordered, that the senate do recede from the amendments proposed to the 25th and 26th sections of said bill and that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

A bill for the relief of Rebecca Ann Bondurant.

A bill for the relief of Lucretia Stammers -- and

A bill to amend the several laws concerning ferries, were taken up, severally read the first time, and ordered to be read the second time on to-morrow.

A bill to alter and amend the laws respecting public roads, was read the second line amended and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill to appoint additional communication for the town of Huntsville, was read the second time.


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

A bill to empower religious societies to hold real estate, was read the second time. On motion ordered, that said bill be committed to committee of the whole on to-morrow.

An act to incorporate the steam boat company of Alabama, was read the second time. Ordered that said bill be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

A bill to regulate property contracts, was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act to regulate property contracts.

A bill to alter and amend the laws regulating the admission and practice of attornies and counsellors at law, was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act, to alter and amend the law of regulating the admission and practice of counsellors and attornies at law.

Mr. Moore from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that the committee had examined the following bills and found them to be truly enrolled.

An act to appoint pilots to pilot boats through the Muscle shoals in Tennessee river.

An act to establish and incorporate the town of Moulton in the county of Lawrence.

An act to incorporate the town of Tuskaloosa.

An act to authorise a lottery for the benefit of the Madison Lodge and Alabama Lodge.

An act providing for the payment of Irby Jones.

An act affixing salaries to certain officers within the state of Alabama.

An act to prevent the obstruction of the navigable water courses in this state.

An act to provide for examining certain rivers to this state, and for other purposes.

An act to authorise the administrator of Josiah Wood, deceased, and Edmund J. Bailer to sell certain real estate.


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An act to provide for the removal of the public offices.

An act to authorise Cesar Kennedy to manumit certain of his slaves.

An act providing for the determination of suits and controversies by arbitration.

A resolution relative to petitioning congress to establish a land office at Tuskaloosa and Conecuh court house -- and

An act to establish certain counties therein named, and for other purposes-- Which were severally signed by Mr. President.

A bill to establish a certain public road therein named, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act to establish a certain public road therein named.

An act to authorise the administrator and administratrix of James Hartgrove deceased, to sell a certain quarter section of land, was read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act, to authorise the administrator and administratrix of James Hartgrove deceased, to sell a certain quarter section of land.

Mr. Rose proposed a resolution that the secretary of state be authorized to contract for the printing of the laws and journals of the present General Assembly -- which was read the first time.

On motion ordered, that the rule which requires all resolutions to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that said resolution be read the second time forthwith. Said resolution was then read the second time, and ordered, to be committed to a committee of the whole and made the order of the day on to-morrow.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Brown--- Mr. President the house of representatives, have passed a bill to alter and extend the boundaries of the county of Jefferson-- which was read the first time. Ordered, that said bill be read the second time on to-morrow.


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A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Towns --- Mr. President: the house of representatives insist on the amendment by them proposed to a bill to change the name of the county of Cahawba; also a bill to compile the laws of the state of Alabama.

Ordered, that the senate do adhere to their disagreement to said amendment, and that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

On motion of Mr. Garth, the senate, resolved itself into committee of the whole, on a bill to provide for raising a revenue for the support of the government, for the year 1820, Mr. Watkins in the chair, and after some time spent therein, the committee rose. Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Watkins reported that the committee of the whole had, according to order, had said bill under consideration, and instructed him to report the same without amendment.

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

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Lee --- Mr. President: The house of representatives insist on the amendment by them proposed to a bill to change the name of the county of Cahawba. They have instructed me to inform you that they recede from the amendments by them proposed to a bill to insert the laws of the state of Alabama. Ordered that said bill do lie on the table.

According to the order of the day the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole on a bill establishing and regulating patrols. Mr. Watkins in the chair, and after some time spent therein, the committee rose. Mr. President resumed the chair, and Mr. Watkins reported that the committee had according to order, had said bill under consideration, and instructed him to report the same without amendment.

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

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county of Lauderdale, reported the same amended, 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 bill be read the second time forthwith by its title. Said bill was then read the second time, and ordered to be read the third time on to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Farmer, ordered that the bill concerning divorce and alimony, be taken up.

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

On motion of Mr. Terrell, the senate resolved itself into committee of the whole, on a bill to establish and regulate justices courts, 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 said bill under consideration, and had made sundry amendments thereto, but not having time to go through with the same, had instructed him to report progress and ask leave to sit again; which was granted.

On motion of Mr. Hogg, ordered that the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of said bill.

Ordered, that the said bill do lie on the table.

On motion the senate adjourned until to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.