THURSDAY July 8, 1819.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Moore offered the following resolution; Resolved, that Mr. John Campbell, Secretary to this Convention, be now qualified, in conformity with the rules of order and decorum which have been adopted for the Government of this body.


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And on the question being taken thereon, it passed in the affirmative.
When the oath was administered by the President in conformity with the rules aforesaid.
On motion of Mr. Clay the resolution offered by Mr. Townes on yesterday, and ordered to lie upon the table: authorizing the Secretary to employ an assistant &c. was called up and after making some amendments thereto was adopted as follows: Resolved, that the Secretary of this convention be and he is hereby authorized to employ an assistant clerk to aid him in the duties of his office, whose duties shall commence form and after the 8th instant.
On motion of Mr. Clay, the Resolution offered by Mr. Toulmin on yesterday, relative to the propositions contained in the 6th section of the act for the admission of this Territory into the Union was called up.
And on motion the Convention Resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and on said resolution: Mr. Pickens of (Washington) in the chair, and after sometime spent therein Mr. President resumed the chair and Mr. Pickens reported that the committee had according to order, had the said Resolution under consideration, and had amended that same by striking out the whole of said resolution after the word Resolved, and inserting in lieu thereof, the following “That this Convention in behalf of the people of the Alabama Territory do accept of the propositions contained in the 6th section of the act, for the admission of the said Territory into the Union, and on the conditions expressed therein: and that a committee of members be appointed to draft an ordinance conformably to the provisions of said section.”
With which amendment they asked the concurrence of the Convention.
And the question being taken thereon. It passed in the affirmative.
The question was then taken on the adoption of said resolution as amended. It passed in the affirmative.
Mr. Moore moved that the blank in the said resolution be filled with the word “five.”
And the question being taken thereon, it passed in the affirmative.
Whereupon the following members were appointed, in pursuance of said resolution, Messrs. Toulmin, Townes, M=Goffin, Rogers and Williams.
On motion ordered that this Convention do now adjourn till 10 o'clock on Monday next.


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