AN ACT to raise a Revenue for the support of Government until otherwise altered by law.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That all lands in this state, subject to taxation, shall belong to one class; the first quality of which shall be rated at sixteen dollars, the second quality at ten, the third quality at four, and the fourth quality at one dollar and twenty-five cents; and the owner or person subject to pay taxes for the same, shall, when he or she shall give in alist of his or her lands, state on oath to which quality they believe his or her lands belong: Provided, That all persons owning lands in this state, liable to pay tax, shall be returned to the tax collector of the county in which he or she may reside.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of ten cents for every hundred dollars be paid on all lands in this state which have been cleared out of the land office, or to which a complete title has been obtained by the owner; and the tax on all lands purchases of the United States shall be proportioned to the number of instalments paid by the proprietor at the time of assessment, as well as to its class or quality; and if one instalment only be paid to the government, one fourth only of the amount of tax accruing by the laws of the state, on land of the same quality, shall be assessed or collected, and in like proportion when a second or third instalment shall have been paid.


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Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the sum of ten cents be paid for every hundred dollars value of all lands, lots or buildings, within any city or town, to be estimated by the person giving in the same upon oath; twenty cents for every hundred dollars on the amount of merchandize, domestic or foreign, except such domestic articles as are manufactured within this state, sold between the first day of May, 1826, and the first day of May, 1827, and so on hereafter between the first day of May in one year, and the first day of May in the succeeding year; and if any person or persons vending merchandize shall refuse to give in a list of the amount of goods sold on or before the first day of August annually, he or they shall forfeit and pay the sum of hundred dollars, to be collected by the assessor and collector in the same manner as other state and county taxes are collected, which amount shall be paid into the state treasury: And for every slave not exceeding ten years old, fifteen cents, and all over ten and under sixty, fifty-six and a fourth cents; for all free male negroes and mulattos over twenty-one year, one dollar; for all free white males above the age of twenty-one years, and not exceeding forty-five, twenty-five cents; for all pleasure carriages and harness, fifty cents on every hundred dollars of their estimated value, to be ascertained by the oath of the party giving in the same to the assessor; for every horse dept exclusively for racing, the saddle, or pleasure carriage, fifty cents, and for every public race track, ten dollars; for every stud horse or jack-ass, the amount for which said stud or jack may stand by the season; and all neat cattle which may be owned by any one citizen of this state, and for every head of neat cattle owned by any person not a citizen freeholder of this state, over twenty-five head, work oxen excepted, per head, one and a half cents; for every billiard table kept for play, two thousand dollars, for each license granted to every hawker or pedlar in each county, twenty-five dollars for each and every waggon, carriage or cart by them employed and used for peddling; and in case any hawker or pedlar shall sell any goods or merchandize without first taking out license and paying for the same agreeably to the provisions of the law, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of two thousand dollars, to be recovered in any court having competent jurisdiction, one half to the use of the state, and the other half to the use of the informer: and it is hereby make the duty of all sheriffs, constables, and justices of the peace, in the different counties in this state, whenever they see any hawker or pedlar vending goods or merchandize within the limits of the counties in which such officers reside, to demand of such hawker or pedlar the production of his license, and, on failing to produce it, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of fifty dollars, to be recovered before any court having jurisdiction of the same, half to the informer, and half to the use of the county: on all goods sold at auction, other than those which are exempted by law, two per centum on the amount of sales; for every gold watch


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kept for use, one dollar; for every silver or other watch kept for use, twenty-five cents; for every clock kept for use, the works of which are made of metal, one dollar; for every clock of any other description, kept for use, twenty-five cents; for money loaned at interest, for every hundred dollars, twenty-five cents; on every pack of playing cards sold, given away, loaned, or otherwise disposed of, one dollar.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That for every tavern license in any city or town, there shall be paid as tax twenty dollars; for keeping a house of entertainment in any city or town, without retailing spiritous liquors, ten dollars; on every retailer of spiritous liquors in any city or town, fifteen dollars; on every retailer of spiritous liquors in the country, on the road or highways, ten dollars; all of which taxes shall be paid to the clerk issuing the license, and by him immediately to the tax collector; and the clerk shall receive for his services the fees heretofore allowed for issuing licenses; and no county tax shall be paid on licenses except such as may be levied by the county court of such county, and all county monies that may come into the hands of clerks in this state shall be paid into their respective county treasuries.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That on all shares of bank stock in any bank in this state, chartered by the authority of the same, or by the Alabama territory, held by any individual partnership, or body corporate, and on all shares held by any citizen of this state in the Bank of the United States, there shall be levied and collected yearly a revenue at the rate of fifty cents on each share of one hundred dollar: Provided, nevertheless, That if any of said banks, chartered by this state or the Alabama Territory, shall refuse to pay specie for their notes then and in that case there shall be levied and collected an additional tax of fifty cents on each share held as aforesaid, in any bank or banks so refusing to pay specie for their votes; and the president & directors, or cashier, on making out their last dividend for each preceding year, shall return the same amount of taxes, and pay the same into the treasury of this state, and shall produce the Treasurer=s receipt on or before the second Monday in December in each and every year; and on failure thereof, the president and directors of said bank, or any number of them in their corporate capacity, shall pay to the state two thousand dollars; and in case of any such failure, it shall be the duty of the Comptroller of Public Accounts to direct the Solicitor of the Circuit in which such defaulting bank or banks may be, to proceed to the recovery of the same, on motion in the circuit court, the said Comptroller of Public Accounts giving notice in some newspaper published at the seat of government, Mobile, Huntsville, or Montgomery, to the said defaulting bank or banks, or the motion so to be made; and the certificate of said Comptroller, shall be deemed and taken as full and sufficient evidence of such default or failure.

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shall exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, for hire or emolument, any museum, wax-works, feats of activity, slight of hand, or plays, shall first obtain from the clerk of the county court of the county where the same may be exhibited, a license authorizing the same, for which the party applying shall pay to the clerk twenty dollars, for the use of the state, together with one dollar as a fee to the clerk for issuing the same; and the clerk shall account for the said tax in the same manner as he is required to account for taxes collected on retail and tavern licenses: And every person who shall exhibit as aforesaid, without first obtaining such license, shall forfeit and pay the sum of two hundred dollars, to be recovered before any court having competent jurisdiction, at the suit of said clerk, or any other person in the name of said clerk; which sum, so recovered, shall be paid over as aforesaid, after deducting there-from one hundred dollars for the use of the person who may sue as aforesaid.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That stud horses and jack-asses shall be taxed from and after the first day of May, and the assessor shall take the lists of those articles in relation to that day; and it shall be the duty of the collector of the revenue to collect the tax on all jack-asses and stud horses which have stood the season in their respective counties, whether they have been listed with the assessor or not, and account for the receipts as other taxes.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That when the time shall have expired, within which the lists of taxable property are to be received, it shall be the duty of the assessor of taxes to ascertain whether there be any lands or town lots within their respective counties, sold under the authority of the United States, previous to the first day of September, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, which have not been assessed; and in case any such be found, which have not been forfeited, he shall assess the same according to the rate of assessment prescribed by law on town lots and lands, for which a complete title has been obtained; and such lots or lands shall be doubly taxed.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the collectors of taxes in the several counties shall, at the time and in the manner prescribed by law, make distress and sale of the goods and chattels, lands and tenements of all delinquents, in making returns of taxable property, or in payment of taxes: and in cases of taxes assessed in the manner directed in the preceding section, on lands or town lots, to which a complete title has not been obtained, and in which other property sufficient to satisfy the taxes due, together with all costs and charges accruing thereon cannot be found, it is hereby expressly made the duty of the respective collectors of taxes to give notice by advertisements at the door of the court house of the proper county, and at two other public places within the county, that on a certain day, (which shall be at least thirty days after the date of said advertisement,)


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he shall, at the court-house of his county, offer for rent the town lot or lots, or so much of the land or lots (as the case may be,) and for such term as may be necessary to satisfy the taxes due, and costs and charges thereon; and he shall accordingly offer for rent, to the highest bidder, until the first day of January succeeding the January immediately ensuing, the town lot or lots, or such portion of the lands, (as the case may be;) and he may designate, beginning in the case of lands with ten acres, or with as much less than ten acres as may be necessary to pay said tax and costs, or by adding ten acres thereto as often as may be necessary to obtain by such rent sufficient sum to satisfy the taxes and costs; and in case the town lot, or lots or lands, cannot be rented for a sufficient sum on the terms aforesaid, they shall be offered for two years, from the first day of January immediately ensuing, or until a complete title to the same shall be produced, or the same shall be forfeited to the United States: Provided, That the production of a complete title shall, in every case aforesaid, entitle the owner to the possession of the premises, upon reimbursing the amount paid for taxes and charges thereon, to the party by whom such payment has been made, and saving to the occupant the crop which may be on the premises; and should the rent in any case exceed the amount of taxes and charges, the right owner of the town lot or lots, or land, (as the case may be,) shall be entitled to receive the overplus.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the collectors of taxes respectively, shall, by an instrument of writing, convey to the party renting the premises as aforesaid, the use thereof for and during the time for which they were rented; and shall in addition to the compensation allowed by law, be entitled to receive two dollars for executing every such instrument of writing; and such instrument conveying the use of the premises as aforesaid, shall be good and sufficient both in law and equity: Provided, That whenever the collector shall find the tenant in possession, who may refuse to pay tax or render possessions of the premises, which may be thus taxed and unpaid, he shall have full power to proceed instanter, in the same manner as is or may be authorized in cases of forcible entry and detainers; and the refusal of the tenant in possession to render peaceable possession of the premises on demand, shall be considered as evidence of forcible detainer.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the tax collector shall be authorized, and he is hereby required, to convey by deed any land he may sell under the provisions of this act, when a complete title has been obtained: Provided, The owner or owners of any lands sold for taxes, may redeem the same at any time within twelve months, by the proper owner or owners, or their agents, paying the amount of taxes and costs paid by the purchaser, with interest at the rate of twenty-five per centum per annum, from the day of sale until said redemption and costs.

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remove from the county in which he may reside after the 1st day of April in each year, without returning to the assessor a list of his taxable property, then and in that case he shall return to the assessor of the county to which he shall remove, a list of his taxable property.

Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons shall by him, her or themselves, or by his, her or their agent, keep or permit to be kept, a billiard table for play, or in a situation to be played on, in his, her, or their house or houses, without first obtaining a license from the county court of the county in which such table may be kept, he, she, or they, shall forfeit and pay the sum of four thousand dollars, to be recovered in any court having jurisdiction thereof, one half to the person suing for the same, and the other half to the state.

Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That in case of the neglect or refusal of any person or persons, to give in a list of their town property, it shall be the duty of the assessor to value the same; and the collector shall collect the amount of tax due thereon in the same manner as if the same had been given in by the owner or owners thereof: Provided, That if any person or persons shall remove property liable to taxation within the limits of this state, previously to the first day of March in each year, such property shall not be liable to taxation, if the owner or owners of such property can produce a receipt to the assessor, shewing that taxes have been paid on the same in the state from which the property may have been removed from, the same year.

Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That the assessor and tax collector shall not, in any instance, receive any lists of taxable property, unless on oath; and for every failure on his part to require oath to be made as required by this section, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of twenty dollars: one half for the use of any person suing for the same, and the other half for the use of the state.

Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That should any person or persons refuse or neglect to give in his, her, or their list of taxable property, on application of the assessor and collector of taxes within the time prescribed by law, he, she, or they, so neglecting or refusing, shall pay a double tax on all property so refused or neglected to be given in, to be collected and accounted for in the same manner as other taxes.

Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the assessor and collector for the county of Mobile, to commence assessing and collecting the taxes within the corporate limits of the city of Mobile, on and after the first day of March in each and every year B any law to the contrary not-withstanding.

Approved, Jan. 13, 1827.


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AN ACT to alter the time of holding the County Courts of Lawrence, Limestone, Lauderdale, Dallas, Autauga, Montgomery, Perry and Conecuh.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the county courts of the several counties in this act mentioned shall hereafter be held at the times as follows in each and every year: the county courts shall be held for the county of Lauderdale, on the first Mondays in June and December; for the county of Limestone, on the second Mondays in June and December; for the county of Lawrence, on the third Mondays in June and December; for the county of Perry, on the first Mondays in February, and fourth Mondays in July; for the county of Autauga, on the second Mondays in February and August; for the county of Montgomery, on the third Mondays of February and August; for the county of Dallas, on the fourth Mondays in February and August; for the county of Conecuh on the first Monday in February, in each and every year, in lieu of the third Monday in January as now required by law.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the courts of the commissioners of roads and revenue for the county of Lawrence, shall hereafter be held on the third Mondays in February, May, August and November, in each and every year, instead of the times now prescribed by law.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all writs and process returnable to any of the courts in this act mentioned as now required to be holden, shall be considered as good returns to the terms of holding the several courts as in this act required.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That this act so far as relates to the county of Lawrence, shall take effect on the first day of February next.

Approved 1st Jan. 1827.

 

AN ACT to change the times of holding the County Courts in Jefferson and Madison Counties.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, that the county courts for the counties of Jefferson & Madison shall hereafter be holden on the first Monday in February and third Monday in August annually, instead of the first Mondays in January and July as heretofore established by law; and that all writs and process whatsoever, now or hereafter made returnable to the county courts for said counties on the first Mondays in January next, are hereby made returnable to the said court on the first Monday in February next, as established by this act.

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That the county courts for the county of Madison shall hereafter be held on the second Mondays of February and August in each year, and every term of said court may continue two weeks, and writs and process of whatsoever nature, which have been issued, or may hereafter be issued, returnable to the terms of said court, as heretofore established shall be returned to the terms thereof as hereby established.

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Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all acts and parts of acts contravening this act, be and they are hereby repealed.

Approved, Dec. 22, 1826.

 

AN ACT to alter the times of holding the County Courts of the counties of Tuscaloosa, Lawrence and Limestone.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That from and after the passage of this act, the County Court of the county of Tuscaloosa shall be holden on the second Mondays in February and August, and shall continue until all the business in said court shall be disposed of.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all suits and causes now pending in said court, and all writs and other process that have been issued returnable to the next term of said court, shall be returned on the second Monday in February next: Provided, That the county court of Tuscaloosa county, at the term hereby appointed to be holden, on the second Monday in February next, shall not sustain jurisdiction against any debtor or debtors to the Bank of the State of Alabama, at the suit of said Bank.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of an act entitled an act to alter the times of holding the county courts of Lawrence, Limestone, Lauderdale, Dallas, Autauga, Montgomery, Perry and Conecuh counties, so far as relates to Lauderdale and Limestone counties, shall not take effect until after the first day of February next, and that the first term of Lauderdale county court, after the first day of January, eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, shall commence and be holden on the third Monday in February next, to continue two weeks; and that all process issued and made returnable to the fourth Monday in January ensuing, shall and is hereby made returnable to the third Monday in February next.

Approved, Jan 12, 1827.

 

AN ACT supplementary to the several acts heretofore passed in relation to the County Court for the county of Mobile, 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 any and all acts of the General Assembly of this state, heretofore passed, which in any manner vary or alter the civil or criminal jurisdiction of the county court of Mobile county, from that generally possessed by and vested in the several county courts of this state; or which give to the county court of Mobile county a jurisdiction in civil or criminal matters different from that vested in, and possessed by, the other county courts of this state, be, and the same are hereby, repealed: and that from and after the passage of this act, the same jurisdiction, in all respects, shall be vested in, and appertain to, the county court of the said county of Mobile, which pertains generally to the several county courts in this state.

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passage of this act, the fees and emoluments of office of the judge and clerk of the county court of Mobile county shall be in all respects the same as those now allowed by law to the judges and clerks of the county courts respectively in this state; and that the acts of the General Assembly, entitled "an act allowing a certain salary to the judge of the county court of Mobile," passed December 31st, 1823, that entitled "an act for changing the compensation of the judge of the county court of Mobile county, and for other purposes therein mentioned," passed December 22d, 1824, and all other acts and parts of acts granting a salary to judge of the said county court, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the judge of the county court of Mobile county to keep his office open at all times for the transaction of orphan business, granting letters testamentary, letters of guardianship and of administration, taking the probate of wills, hearing all applications of executors, administrators, or guardians, in relation to the estates they severally represent, or to the final settlement and allowance of their accounts respectively; Provided always, That any person or persons who may feel himself or themselves aggrieved by any final order, judgment or decree of the said Judge of the said county court, touching the granting of letters testamentary, letters of administration or of guardianship, or the withdrawal of the same form executors, administrators or guardians; or relating to the final settlement and allowance of their accounts, or the rejection of the same, or any part thereof; or any other matter finally adjudged and decided in said county court, or by the judge thereof, relating to wills, intestates, and guardians, or the settlement of estates, shall be allowed an appeal from such final order, judgment or decree, of the said court, to the next circuit court of the said county, upon the appellant entering into bond with such security and subject to such legal conditions as the said judge may prescribe.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act, the appointment to all offices in the said county of Mobile, which are now by law vested in the judge of the said county court of Mobile county, shall be vested in the said judge and the commissioners of roads and revenue for the said county, or in the majority of the said judge and commissioners; and that hereafter justices of the peace and constables in the said county of Mobile, instead of being appointed, pursuant to the existing laws, by the said judge and commissioners, shall be elected pursuant to the general laws of this state in relation to the election of justices of the peace and constables in the several counties of this state, but who shall enter into bond with security as is now required by law in the said county of Mobile, and be subject for misconduct and misbehavior in office to the penalties imposed by the act of the General Assembly entitled "an act concerning justices


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of the peace and constables in Mobile county," passed January the 12th, 1826.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all criminal causes, indictments, presentments, pleas, processes, and criminal proceedings whatsoever; all libels, according to the course of admiralty courts, and pleas, claims and processes in relation to the same, returnable, commenced, depending, or in any manner existing in the said county court of Mobile county, are hereby transferred to the circuit court of said county, and may be proceeded in, shall exist, and have the like incidents and effects as if they had originated and been proceeded in, in the said circuit court; and that the dockets, books, records, and papers in any manner relating to the said indictments, presentments, pleas, processes, and criminal proceedings, or to the said libels according to the course of admiralty courts, pleas and processes, belonging to, arising out of, and appertaining to, the said county court jurisdiction, shall be transferred to, and become, for all necessary and legal purposes, the dockets, books, records and papers of the said circuit court.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That all acts, and parts of acts, coming within the purview and meaning of this act, be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Approved, Dec. 30th, 1826.

 

AN ACT to provide for an extra term of the Circuit Court in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That it shall be the duty of the judge of the sixth judicial circuit, to hold a special term of the circuit court for Mobile county, to commence on the second Monday of February next, and to continue two weeks, if business so long require, for the trial of all causes pending in the said court, and which stood for trial of all causes pending in the said court, and which October last past- and that all actions may be commenced, and writs and process be made returnable to said special term.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the judge of the sixth judicial circuit, to hold a special term of the said circuit court, for the county of Baldwin, to commence on the 4th Monday of February next, and to continue one week, if business so long require, for the trial of all causes pending in the said court, and which stood for trail on the fifth Monday after the fourth Monday of October last past; and that all actions may be commenced, and process be made returnable to the said special term.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That any one of the circuit Judges of this state, may hold the said special term of the circuit courts of Mobile and Baldwin counties, contem-


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plated and directed by the first and second sections of this act to be held by the judge of the sixth judicial circuit.

Approved, Dec. 8th, 1826.

 

AN ACT directing in what manner, and in what Courts, suits may be brought against the State of Alabama.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the several circuit courts of this state shall have original jurisdiction in all civil causes, in which the citizens or inhabitants of the said state of Alabama may be parties plaintiff, and the said state of Alabama may be defendant, saving to the plaintiffs or defendant in all cases, the right to remove their said causes to the supreme court after judgment by appeal or writ of error, pursuant to the provisions of the existing laws.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the manner of instituting suits against the said state, shall be by the plaintiff or plaintiffs in suit at law, suing out of the circuit court clerk’s office, in which the action may be originated a summons and in cases of chancery, a subpaena in chancery, returnable to the next succeeding term of the circuit court of the county in which the action may be brought; which said summons or subpoena shall be served on the Governor of this state for the time being by the sheriff of the county in which the suit may be brought, or by the sheriff of the county in which he may be at the time of the commencement of the suit, and shall be deemed the leading process in such suit, and shall have the like effect and incidents, as writs and other sobpoenas in chancery sued out, and made returnable to said courts respectively.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That no appeal or writ of error shall be prosecuted by the state to reverse any judgment obtained against it, in any of the circuit courts of this state, except such writ of error be sued out, or such appeal be taken within the time prescribed by law, in cases to which the state is not a party.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Comptroller of Public Accounts, on the certificate of any clerk of the circuit court in this state, or of the Supreme Court of this state, that a judgment has been rendered in the court of which he is clerk against the state in favor of any plaintiff, specifying the amount of recovery, to draw his warrant on the state treasurer in favor of the party recovering such judgment, for the amount thereof: provided, That no clerk of any circuit court shall issue any certificate pursuant to the foregoing provisions, until six months after the rendition of the judgment: And provided further, That in addition to the certificate of the clerk of the circuit court, the judge who presided at the trial shall certify that the same is correct.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the solicitor or attorney general attending any circuit court, where any suit is pending against the state, to attend to the same in behalf of the state; whose duty it shall be to


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order a writ or error on the rendition of any judgment against the state, if he thinks proper, which shall be issued by the clerk as a matter of course, without security; which shall operate as a supersedeas.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the court before whom any suit is tried pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this act shall, if necessary, appoint one additional attorney to aid the solicitor or attorney general; who, with the solicitor or attorney general, shall receive for his services out of the public treasury, a compensation to be fixed by the said Judge, who shall certify the same to the Comptroller.

Approved, Jan. 6th, 1827.

 

AN ACT to compensate Witnesses attending Magistrates Courts.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That hereafter each and every person who may be summoned to attend before any justice of the peace in this state to give evidence in any matter of controversy pending before such justice and shall attend accordingly, shall receive fifty cents per day for such attendance, to be taxed in the bill of costs and recovered from the party cast, in the suit.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That constables shall be allowed fifty cents for serving the notice required of them in the seventeenth section of an act entitled "an act to revise, consolidate and amend the several acts relative to justices of the peace and constables," passed December 27th, 1814.

Approved, Dec. 15th 1826.

 

AN ACT to define the boundary line between Shelby and Autauga counties.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the boundary line between the counties of Shelby and Autauga, shall commence where the line between ranges thirteen and fourteen intersects the line between townships twenty-two and twenty-three, in the district of lands directed to be sold at Cahawba, and shall run east of said township line to Coosa river.

Approved, Jan. 12th, 1827.

 

AN ACT to compel plaintiffs to give security for cost, in certain cases.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That in all cases, when any plaintiff or plaintiffs may wish to hold any defendant or defendants to bail, in civil cases, such plaintiff or plaintiffs shall give security for costs of suit.

Approved, Jan. 13th, 1827.

 

AN ACT to authorize the Judge of the County Court and Commissioners of of revenue and roads of Shelby county to levy an extra tax, for the purpose of building a Jail in, and for said county.

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 revenue and roads of the county of Shelby, be and they are


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hereby authorized and required to levy an extra tax, (which shall not exceed twenty-five per centum on the state tax for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-seven) for the purpose of defraying the expenses of building a jail in said county.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said tax shall be collected by the assessor and collector of tax for the said county of Shelby for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, and shall be paid over as soon as collected into the county treasury of said county.

Approved Jan. 1st, 1827.

 

AN ACT to authorized a levy of a county tax for the county of Covington.

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 roads and revenue of Covington county be, and they are hereby authorized to levy annually an extra tax of twenty-five per cent on the amount of the State tax of said county; and the monies arising from such tax shall be applied exclusively to the extinguishment of the debt now due by said county, for building a Court house until the debt due is discharged.

Approved, Jan. 12th, 1827.