FRIDAY, December 17, 1819.

The senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Terrell proposed the following resolution, resolved, that the present session of the general assembly, having gone through the business before them, are this day ready to adjourn sine die -- and that a committee on the part of the senate, shall with such committee as the house of representatives may appoint, wait upon his excellency the governor, and notify said adjournment to take place, to know if he had any further communications to make.

Said resolution was adopted; whereupon messrs. Terrell, Chambers and Ringgold, were appointed as a committee on the part of the senate.

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

Mr. Moore from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that said committee had examined the following acts, and found them duly enrolled, viz.

An act to incorporate the city of Mobile.

An act to incorporate and empower religious societies of every denomination, to hold real estate.

An act to amend the several acts relative to assessors and collectors of public taxes.

An act to provide for the organization and discipline of the militia of this state.

An act supplementary to the act passed by the two


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houses of the general assembly during their present session, organizing and disciplining the militia of this state, and an act to regulate the proceedings of the courts of law and equity in this state.

An act to prevent frauds and fraudulent combinations in the sale of public lands in this state, and

An act prescribing the duties and fees of certain public officers, which were accordingly signed by the president.

A bill to provide for the compensation of the members of the general assembly, and others, was taken upon the amendment by the senate, relative to the salary of the attorney general and solicitor as disagreed to, by the house of representatives.

On motion of Mr. Terrell, the senate receded from said amendment.

On motion of Mr. Garth, the committee of the whole was discharged from the consideration of a bill to authorize the cutting off and laying out certain roads therein mentioned.

Whereupon said bill was read a third time and passed.

Ordered that the title of said bill be an act to authorize the cutting off and laying out certain roads therein mentioned.

A bill to authorize an election therein named, 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 a 2d and 3d time forthwith.

Said bill was accordingly read a second and third time, and passed.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act to authorise the holding an election therein named.

An act to amend the several acts, concerning the trial of slaves on the amendment thereto, by the senate, by striking out the third section thereof, as disagreed to by the house of representatives, was taken up.

On motion of Mr. Moore, ordered that the senate adhere to said amendment.


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Ordered, that the secretary inform the house of representatives thereof.

A bill for appropriating monies for certain persons therein named, was taken up and amended.

Said bill was then read the third time and passed.

Ordered, that the title of said bill be an act, making appropriations to certain persons therein named, and continuing in office, the present trustees of school lands in Madison county.

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

A message from the house of representatives, by Mr. Walker.

Mr. President and gentlemen of the senate, the house of representatives have concurred in the resolution to adjourn and inform his excellency the governor of the same; and have appointed messrs. Lamkin, Moody and Dale on the part of the house of representatives for that purpose.

Message from the house of representatives, by Mr. Weedon.

Mr. President and gentlemen of the senate, the house of representatives have receded from their disagreement to the striking out the third section of the bill, regulating the trial of slaves.

An act, supplementary to an act, regulating the proceedings of the courts of law and equity, 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 a second time forthwith.

Said bill was read the second time and amended.

Ordered, that the said bill be considered as engrossed, and that the rule which requires all bills to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that said bill as engrossed, be read the third time forthwith.

Said engrossed bill was accordingly read the third time and passed.

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


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An act to regulate the rate of interest, was taken up on the last amendment thereof, by the senate, as disagreed to by the house of representatives, and

On the question to recede therefrom, the yeas and nays being called for, it was decided in the affirmative, yeas 7, nays 5.

Those who voted in the affirmative are, messrs. Conner, Farmer, Herbert, Hogg, Metcalfe, Moore and Ware.

Those who voted in the negative are messrs. President, Garth, Gause, Trotter and Seabury.

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

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Vaughan -- Mr. President and gentlemen of the senate: the house of representatives have concurred in your amendments to an act to provide for the compensation of the members of the General Assembly, and others; and they have passed an act supplemental to an act to regulate the proceedings of the courts of law and equity, and have made an amendment thereto herewith sent; which amendment to an act supplemental to an act to regulate the proceedings of the courts of law & equity, was concurred in and amended by the senate. Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

Message from the house of representatives by Mr. Walker --- Mr. President and gentlemen of the senate: the house of representatives have concurred in the several amendments made by your honorable body to a bill making appropriations for certain persons therein named.

A joint resolution from the house of representatives for the adjournment of the present General Assembly, was take up and read the first time. Ordered, that the rule which requires all bills &c. to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that the said resolution be read the 2d & 3d time forthwith. Said resolution was accordingly read the second time and amen-


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ded by specifying the time of adjournment of the present session of the General Assembly, and fixing the time and place of the next session thereof. Said resolution was then read the third time and passed. Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the house of representatives therewith.

Message from the house of representatives by Mr. Chapman --- Mr. President and gentlemen of the senate: The house of representatives concur in the amendment made by your honorable body to the joint resolution for adjourning the present General Assembly.

Mr. Moore from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that said committee had examined the following acts, and found them duly enrolled.

An act supplementary to an act passed by the present General Assembly, entitled an act to provide for the organization and disciplining of the militia of the state of Alabama; And an act to regulate the proceedings of the courts of law and equity in this state; An act to authorise justices of the peace to receive the acknowledgment and probate of deeds and relinquishment of dower; And an act to amend the several acts relating to assessors and collectors of the public revenue; which were accordingly signed by the president.

Mr. Moore from said committee on enrolled bills, further reported, that said committee had presented to his Excellency the Governor, the following acts for his approval and signature, to-wit:

An act to incorporate the city of Mobile.

An act to incorporate and empower religious societies of every denomination to hold real estate.

An act to amend the several acts relative to assessors and collectors of public taxes.

An act to provide for the organization and discipline of the militia of this state.

An act supplementary to an act passed the present General Assembly, organizing and disciplining the militia of this state. And an act to regulate the proceedings of the courts of law and equity in this state.


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An act to prevent frauds and fraudulent combinations in the sale of public lands in this state -- and

An act prescribing the duties of certain public officers.

A message from the Governor, by Thomas A. Rogers Esq. secretary of state -- Mr. President: I am instructed by his Excellency the Governor to state that he did on the 16th instant, approve and sign the following --- An act to lease certain salt springs.

An act to provide for the inspection of lumber and other articles.

An act for establishing the permanent seat of justice in Cahawba county.

An act to extend the corporation of the town of Huntsville in Madison county.

An act for prescribing the causes and manner of removing clerks.

An act to provide for leasing for a limited time the lands reserved by the congress of the United States, for the support of schools, within each township in this state, and for a seminary of learning.

An act to authorize John Smith, sen., to make a title to certain land therein named.

An act to suppress duelling.

An act to provide for the appointment of county officers.

An act to prevent frauds and fraudulent combinations, in the sale of public lands in this state.

An act to amend the laws respecting strays.

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

An act to incorporate and empower religious societies of every denomination, to hold real estate.

An act prescribing the duties of certain public officers.

A resolution authorizing the secretary of state, to contract for the public printing .

An act to alter and amend the laws regulating public roads.


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An act to incorporate the city of Mobile.

On motion, ordered that the resolution of the senate of ___instant, prohibiting the introduction of new bills after that day, for the remainder of the present session of the general assembly, be rescinded -- Whereupon, Mr. Garth introduced a bill, to continue in force certain laws, and for other purposes, which was read the first time.

Ordered that the rule requiring all bills to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that the said bill be read the second and third time forthwith.

Said bill was accordingly read the second and third time and passed.

Ordered, that the house of representatives be acquainted therewith.

Mr. Moore from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that said committee had examined the following acts and found them duly enrolled, viz.

An act to authorize the laying off, and cutting out certain roads therein mentioned.

And an act to fix the compensation of members of the general assembly, and for other purposes therein named.

Mr. Farmer proposed the following resolution.

Resolved, that the thanks of the senate and house of representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, be presented to his excellency James Monroe, President of the United States, for the dignified and useful course he has pursued as chief magistrate of the union.

Which resolution was read the first time.

On motion, ordered that the rule requiring all resolutions to be read on three several days be dispensed with, and that the same be read a second and third time forthwith.

Said joint resolution was accordingly twice read and passed.

Ordered, that the secretary inform the house of representatives thereof.

Mr. Moore from the committee on enrolled bills, re-


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ported that said committee had presented to his excellency the governor, for his approval and signature, the following

An act to authorize the laying off, and cutting out, certain roads therein mentioned.

An act to fix the compensation of members of the general assembly, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

Message from the house of representatives by Mr. Weedon. Mr. President and gentlemen of the senate, The house of representatives have concurred in the resolution of thanks to the President of the United States, and have added the following as an amendment. "Resolved, that the governor of this state, be requested to transmit a copy of the above resolution, to the President of the United States". To which amendment they desire the concurrence of your hon. body.

The senate then concurred therein.

Mr. Moore from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that said committee had examined the following acts and a resolution, and found them duly enrolled, viz.

An act making appropriations for certain persons therein named, and continuing in office the present trustees of the school lands, in Madison county.

An act to amend the several acts, concerning the trial of slaves.

An act to digest the laws of the state of Alabama.

An act to incorporate and empower religious societies of every denomination, to hold real estate.

An act, supplementary to an act, regulating the proceedings of the courts of law and equity, passed the present session of the general assembly.

An act to authorize the holding an election therein named.

A resolution presenting thanks to James Monroe, President of the United States, and


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An act to regulate the rate of interest.

On motion of Mr. Farmer, the following resolution was adopted.

Resolved, that the journal of this day's proceedings be brought up under the direction of the president.

Mr. Moore from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that the committee had presented to the governor for his approval and signature, the following :

An act to digest the laws of the state of Alabama.

An act supplementary to an act, entitled an act, to regulate the proceedings of the courts of law and equity in this state.

An act to amend the several acts concerning the trial of slaves.

An act to incorporate and empower religious societies of every determination, to hold real estate.

An act making appropriations for certain persons therein named, and continuing in office, the present trustees of school lands in Madison county.

An act to authorize the holding an election therein mentioned.

An act to regulate the rate of interest, and

A resolution presenting the thanks of the general assembly, to his excellency James Monroe, President of the United States, for his dignified and useful course as chief magistrate of the union.

Message from his excellency the governor, by Thos. A. Rogers, Esq. secretary of state.

Mr. President, I am instructed by his excellency the governor to inform you, that he has this day approved and signed the following which originated in your Hon. body.

A resolution approbatory of the conduct of His Excellency James Monroe, President of the United States.

An act to incorporate and empower religious societies of every denomination to hold real estate.

And an act to digest the laws of the state of Alabama.


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Mr Terrell from the joint committee appointed by both houses of the General Assembly relative to adjournment reported that said committee had communicated to his Excellency the Governor, the joint resolution that both houses having finished the business before them, were this day ready to adjourn sine die, unless his Excellency had further communications to make; who returned for answer, that he had no further communications to make.

Message from the house of representatives: Mr. President and gentlemen of the senate: The house of representatives having gone through the business before them are now ready to adjourn.

Mr. Chambers proposed the following resolution:

Resolved unanimously that the thanks of the senate are due to the honorable Thomas Bibb, for the assiduity, ability and impartiality with which he has performed the arduous duties of President during the present session -- which resolution was unanimously adopted and read by the secretary.

Whereupon Mr. President rose and addressed the senate thus:

Gentlemen of the Senate,

Sensible that my inexperience must have led me into occasional errors in the discharge of the duties your choice assigned me, I am more than thankful for the very kind approbation of my conduct which you have been pleased to express.

And it becomes me in return to acknowledge the obligation I feel for the liberal aid and support you have uniformily extended towards me.

To that source in a great degree am I indebted for whatever success may have attended my exertions to preserve harmony and order, and to promote the discharge of the public business.

Having closed our present labours, which I am happy to say have been conducted with more than ordinary


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good humour and deference of opinion towards each other --- and being about to separate, I pray you accept individually my best wishes, that your may enjoy every good and every happiness that this world can bestow.

On motion of Mr. Moore, the senate then adjourned Sine die.

THOMAS BIBB.

President of the Senate, and Senator from Limestone

 

(Attest,)

THOMAS A. ROGERS,

Secretary of the Senate.