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AN ACT

Concerning the Huntsville Masonic Lottery.

Whereas agreeably to the provisions of an act passed at the last session of the General Assembly, authorizing the Master and officers of each lodge of Ancient Free Masons in this state to raise by lottery the sum of three thousand dollars for the erection of a hall for the same, the Masters and certain officers of Madison Lodge, number one, and Alabama Lodge, number two, have formed a scheme for the erection of a hall in Huntsville for the joint use of said two lodges— but by the said act cannot raise a sum sufficient to complete such a hall as is desired:

Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the Masters and officers, or any two of the officers of each of said lodges united, or the present managers of said lottery and their successors to be appointed by said two lodges, shall have power to extend the said scheme, by way of additional classes or otherwise, so as to raise by lottery in the whole, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars, in the manner prescribed by the aforesaid act, to be applied to the erection of such hall; and that the same may be done at any time within four years from the passage of this act.

[Approved, Dec. 31, 1822)

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AN ACT

To amend an Act to authorize the Catholic Congregation of Christians in the City of Mobile, to sell certain real Estate therein named, and for other purposes.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That Philip M’Loskey of the city of Mobile, be, and he is hereby appointed a commissioner in the place of Terry M’Cusker, deceased; and that so much of the act to which this is an amendment as requires a bond to be given to Vincent Gener, the priest of said congregation, and also so much of the said act as requires the surplus money in the hands of the said commissioners to be paid to the aforesaid Vincent Gener, be and the same is hereby, repealed.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the bond, as provided for in the original act to which this is an amendment, shall hereafter be given to the judge of the county court for the entire benefit of the said congregation; and that any surplus money in the hands of the commissioners shall be paid over to such person or persons as may be appointed by the aforesaid congregation to receive the same.

[Approved, December 31, 1822.]


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AN ACT

To authorize Gilbert D. Taylor to emancipate certain slaves therein named.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Gilbert D. Taylor of the county of Limestone be, and he is hereby authorized to emancipate the following named slaves to wit: John Rawlins, Jack Lewis, John Fellows, Thener a woman, all over the age of twenty-one, on the first day of January next; and Fanny, Susan, Nancy, Tom and George under that age, so soon as the said Gilbert D. Taylor, shall have executed to the Judge of the county court of Limestone county and his successors in office, a bond with sufficient security that said John Rawlins, Jack Lewis, John Fellows, Thener, Fanny, Susan, Nancy Tom and George, shall never become chargeable to the State of Alabama, or any county or town within the same: Provided, that nothing in this act contained shall be so construed, as to affect the right of the creditors of said Taylor, but that said negroes hereby authorized to be emancipated shall be at all times during their continuance in this state, liable to be taken in execution, and in default of other sufficient property be sold to satisfy any judgment or decree founded on any contract or claim either in law or equity now existing against said Taylor: Provided also, that the said negroes hereby authorized to be emancipated, shall remove out of this state within ten months, and shall not return to reside within the same at any time thereafter: — Provided also, that the wife of said Taylor shall upon examination by the Judge of the county court apart from her husband, give her free and voluntary consent to the emancipation of said negroes, which consent shall be entered of record in said court.

[Approved, Dec. 9, 1822.]

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To manumit certain slaves therein named.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Henry Taylor, of Wilcox county, be, and he is hereby, authorized and empowered, to manumit and set free from slavery, the following persons of colour, to wit: James Elsey and Louisa: and the said James, Elsey and Louisa are hereby declared to be freed and liberated from slavery, so soon as the said Henry Taylor shall give to the Judge of the county court of Wilcox, bond and good security in the sum of one thousand dollars, conditioned that none of the above persons set free and liberated, shall become a charge to the public: Provided, that nothing contained in this act shall be construed, as to interfere with the


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rights of creditors: Provided also, that said negroes shall remove out of this state within twelve months after they are manumitted, and shall not again return to reside in the same: Provided, that said slaves shall be subject to the same laws, rules and regulations to which all other slaves are subject, during their continuance in this state.

[Approved, Dec. 12, 1822.]

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AN ACT

To authorize Nicholas Pope to emancipate a certain slave therein named.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Nicholas Pope of the city of Mobile, be, and he is hereby, authorized to emancipate a certain boy slave, named Willis, so soon as the said Nicholas Pope shall have executed to the Judge of the county court of Mobile and his successors in office, a bond with sufficient security to be approved by the said Judge; conditioned that the said Willis shall never become a charge to the state of Alabama or any county or town therein: Provided, that said slave shall remove out of this state after he arrives at the age of twenty one years; and shall not return to reside therein.

[Approved, Dec. 28, 1822.]

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To manumit a negro woman slave Margaret and her children.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That a negro woman slave named Margaret, the property of the estate of Thomas Ragland, deceased, and her children Tom and Delia, be, and they are hereby declared to be freed and liberated from slavery, so soon as the legal representative or representatives of the said Thomas Ragland shall give bond and sufficient security in the sum of one thousand dollars, to the Judge of the county court of Monroe county, conditioned that neither of the aforesaid persons so freed and liberated, shall become a charge to the public: Provided, however, that the said negroes shall be subject to the payment of any debts which may now be due from the estate of said Ragland, in the event of his other property being insufficient to satisfy the same.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said negro slaves shall be required to remove beyond the limits of this state within twelve months after they become liberated and set free according to the intent and provisions of this act, and shall not return to reside within the same: Provided, nevertheless, that the several negro slaves by this act authorized to be liberated and set free shall not be required to remove as aforesaid, beyond the limits of this state, un-


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til the respectively have attained to the age of twenty one years: Provided also, that the aforesaid mother of the said children shall not be obliged to leave this state until the youngest of the said children shall have attained the age of five years.

[Approved, Dec. 20, 1822]

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AN ACT

Authorizing Augustus Baudry to emancipate a certain slave therein named.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Augustus Baudry of the county of Tuskaloosa be authorized and empowered to emancipate a certain male slave named Gadstith, about thirty years of age.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the foregoing authority is granted, on the condition, only, that the aforesaid Augustus Baudry shall be required to execute his bond with good and sufficient security, made payable to the Judge of the said county of Tuskaloosa and his successors in office in such sum as the said Judge shall require; conditioned that the aforesaid slave Gadstith shall never become chargeable to the state of Alabama, or any county or town thereof, and that the rights and remedies of any creditor or creditors shall in nowise be affected thereby: Provided, however, that the said slave Gadstith shall remove beyond the limits of this state, within twelve months after his emancipation, and shall not return to reside therein.

[Approved, Dec. 5, 1822]

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AN ACT

For the relief of Robert Coyle.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the Comptroller is hereby authorized and directed to issue his warrant on the Treasurer of this State, in favor of Robert Coyle, for the sum of one hundred and seventy-nine dollars, it being allowed said said Coyle for apprehending and lodging in Franklin Jail, John Lovin (alias Lovell) who had escaped from said Jail, where he had been confined and charged with murdering two women in the year eighteen hundred and eighteen.

[Approved, Dec. 24, 1822.]

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AN ACT

For the relief of David White.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That David White be, and he is hereby, authorized to surrender, lot number one hundred and thirty-four and he be, and is hereby, authorized to have credit on lot number one, for two hundred and fifty dollars, both of which lots are lying and being in the town of Cahawba: and that the Secretary of State be authorized to admit a credit on the lot number one, for that amount; Provided, that the said David White shall not remove any of the improvements on said lot, number one hundred and thirty-four

[Approved, Nov. 30, 1822.]

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AN ACT

For the relief of Henry Stokes and others.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the Judge of the County Court and Commissioners of the Revenue for Madison County, be, and they are hereby authorized to order payment out of the County Treasury to Henry Stokes, William Brandon, Samuel Smith and Charles A. Stokes such sums as were allowed them at the October term of said Court in eighteen hundred and twenty one, for work done on the Meridian road north of Huntsville.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Judge of the County Court and Commisioners aforesaid, be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to adjust, and settle all other claims which to them may appear just and reasonable, for work done on other roads in the County of Madison; and to order payment for the same out of the County Treasury.

[Approved, Dec. 12, 1822.]