RESOLUTIONS,

To request our Senators and Representative, in Congress, to use their exertions to procure an appropriation for treating with the Creek and other nations of Indians, relative to the Cession of certain parts of their Territory.

WHEREAS it has been represented to the General Assembly of this State, by certain resolutions passed by the legislature of Georgia, that the Creek and Cherokee nations of Indians are desirous to make certain cessions of their territory, by which the settlements of Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia, would become connected, and thereby greatly facilitate the personal and commercial intercourse and traffic of the citizens of the said States: Therefore, Be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That our Senators, in the congress of the United States, be instructed, and our Representative requested, to use their best endeavors to have an appropriation made for holding a treaty or treaties with said nations of Indians. And be it further enacted resolved, That a copy of this preamble and resolutions be transmitted, by His Excellency the Governor, to each of our Senators and Representative.

(Approved, Dec. 12, 1821.)

RESOLUTION,

Appointing a commissioner to act with other commissioners in fixing the temporary seat of Justice for Decatur County.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That William Leg be, and he is hereby, appointed commissioner, to act with the commissioners already appointed to fix the temporary seat of Justice for Decatur county.

[Approved, Dec. 19, 1821.]


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RESOLUTIONS,

Concerning the printing of the Journals and Laws of the present General Assembly, and for other purposes.

Be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the public printer be, and he is hereby, required, to print and deliver according to law, two thousand two hundred copies of the laws and resolutions passed at the present session of the Legislature, one thousand copies of the Journals of the House of Representatives, and seven hundred copies of the Journals of the Senate.

And be it further Resolved, That the Secretary of State, immediately on the receipt of the said laws and Journals as aforesaid, be empowered and requires, to employ a suitable person to carry that portion of them to which the counties in the first, second, and sixth, Judicial Circuits are entitled, and another to carry those to which the counties in the third, fourth and fifth Judicial Circuits are entitled, forthwith, to the clerks of the County Courts of each county, respectively, to be by them distributed according to law. And be it further Resolved, That the Secretary aforesaid be, and he is hereby authorized, to draw on the Comptroller of Public accounts in favour of the person employed to carry them to the counties in the first, second and sixth Judicial Circuits, a sum not exceeding; and in favour of the person employed to carry them to the counties in the third, fourth, and fifth Judicial Circuits, a sum not exceeding; which shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, any law to the contrary notwithstanding. And be it further Resolved, That the public printer shall receive his salary in the following manner, to wit: one fourth on the delivery of the printed laws to the Secretary of the State, according to law; one fourth on the delivery of the Journals of the House as above; and the remaining one fourth at the expiration of the year: and the Comptroller is hereby authorized to issue his warrants in his favour for the amount thereof, on the Certificate from the Secretary that the same are completed.

[Approved Dec. 18, 1821.]

RESOLUTION,

Allowing to the comptroller two hundred and fifty dollars in addition to his present salary.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the Comptroller of Public accounts be, and he is hereby allowed, two hundred and fifty dollars in addition to his present pay.

[Approved, Dec. 17, 1827.]


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RESOLUTIONS,

Making it the duty of Harry Toulmin and the Judges of the Supreme and Circuit Courts of this State, to report to the General Assembly, any defects or imperfections which may exist in the Statutes of this State.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That it shall be the duty of Harry Toulmin, who has been appointed to digest the laws of this State, to make memorandums in the progress of his examination of any defects, inconsistencies, ambiguities, or imperfections, in the Statutes of this State, which may appear to him to exist, and to make report thereof, detached from his report of the digest of the laws, to the General Assembly at their next session. And be it further resolved, by the authority aforesaid, That it shall be the duty of the Judges of the Supreme and Circuit Courts of this State, to note or make memorandums of any and all defects and imperfections in the statutes of this State, which they may discover in the course of the discharge of their Judicial Duties, and make report of the same from time to time, to the General Assembly.

(Approved, Dec. 12, 1821.)

RESOLUTIONS,

Authorizing the Tax Collectors of the counties of Madison and Limestone to pay into the Huntsville Bank the Amount of taxes due from their respective counties.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the tax collectors of Madison and Limestone counties be, and they are hereby, authorized and required, to pay into the Huntsville Bank, the amount of money they may have collected, on or before the twenty seventh day of December, one thousand eight hundred and twenty one : which sums shall be placed to the credit of the Governor of the State, to be applied in conformity with the Act authorizing the payment of the debt of ten thousand dollars, due from the State to said Bank.

(Approved, Dec. 18, 1821.)

RESOLUTIONS,

In relation to the annexation of that part of Florida which lies west of the Apalachicola river.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That our Senators in Congress and our Representative in the same, be requested to convey to the Congress of the United States, the anxiety which is felt by the citizens of this State, that, that part of Florida which lies west of the Apalachicola river should be annexed to this State: and that our Senators and Representative be instructed and re-


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quested as aforesaid, to procure the passage of a law, by which this desirable object may be effected. And be it further resolved by the authority aforesaid, that his Excellency the Governor of this State, be requested to forward a copy of the foregoing resolution to each of our Senators and Representative, with as little delay as possible.

[Approved, Dec. 18, 1821.]

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RESOLUTIONS,

Instructing our Senators and Representative in Congress, in relation to the Census of this State.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That our Senators and Representative in Congress, be instructed to use their influence to procure the passage of a law, by which such parts of the returns of the census of the State of Alabama, as have been or may be received subsequently to the time pointed out by an act of Congress, passed at the last session, may be received and make a part of the population of this State, in such manner as to be entitled to representation in Congress. Resolved further, That the Governor be requested to forward a copy of the foregoing resolution to each of our Senators and Representative.

[Approved, Dec. 17, 1821.]

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RESOLUTIONS,

In relation to the Road from Uchee Brigge to Line creek.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That our Senators in the Congress of the United States be instructed, and our Representative requested, to use their influence, to procure to Thomas Barton and chapel Sledge, the right of establishing a Road in the Creek nation of Indians, leading from the Uchee bridge to the United States' boundary line on Line creek. And be it further resolved, That his Excellency, the Governor, be requested to forward to each of our Senators and Representative, a copy of these resolutions.

[Approved, Dec. 17, 1821.]

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RESOLUTIONS,

Returning the thanks of this Legislature to Jeremiah Austill for his heroic exertions during the late Creek war, particularly for his gallant conduct when in company with Brevet Brigadier General Dale in the Canoe action.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That this Legislature return their unfeigned thanks to Jeremiah Austill for his heroic exertions during the late Creek war, and particularly for his gallant conduct when in company


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with Brevet Brigadier General Dale, in the Canoe action on the Alabama river.

Resolved further, That his Excellency the Governor. be, and he is hereby, requested, to transmit a copy of these resolutions to Jeremiah Austill, as soon as practicable, after the passage of the same.

[Approved, Dec. 18, 1821.]

 

Secretary of State's Office

Cahawba, Feb. 9, 1822.

It is hereby certified, that the foregoing Acts and Resolutions are correct copies, collated with, and corrected by, the original rolls deposited in this Office.

JAMES. J. PLEASANTS,

Secretary of State.

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