AN ACT to change the names and render legitimate certain persons therein named.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That from and after the passage of this act, Polly Stean, Julius Caesar Stean, the natural children of Elizabeth Ernest, formerly Elizabeth Stean, whose putative father is Isom Ernest, are rendered legitimate heirs of the said Elizabeth and Isom Ernest in the same manner, and entitled to the same lawful rights, as if they had been born in lawful wedlock; and that the said Polly Stean and Julius Caesar Stean shall hereafter be known in law by the names of Polly Ernest and Julius Caesar Ernest.

APPROVED, Dec. 8, 1826.

 

AN ACT to authorizing the administrator of Wm. McAlister, deceased, to transfer a certificate therein named.

Whereas the certificate for the north-east quarter section of No 17, range 5, township 8, west of the meridian, was issued by mistake to William McAlister; and whereas the said William McAlister, has departed this life without transferring the same to John Russell, the individual by whom the money was paid, and to whom the certificate should have issued, and there is no law empowering the administrator of said William McAllister, to make said transfer, as he is ready and willing, and as justice and equity requires him to do.

SEC. 1. Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Daniel J. McAllister, administrator of William McAllister, deceased, be and he is hereby, authorized and empowered to transfer said certificate to John Russell or his legal representatives, upon a satisfactory showing, to be approved of by the judge of the options court of Lawrence county, that he is equitably entitled to the benefit of the same.

APPROVED, Dec. 16, 1826.


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AN ACT for the relief of Theophilus L. Toulmin, tax collector for the county of Mobile, for the year 1822.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted 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 authorized and required to allow Theophilus L. Toulmin, late tax collector for the county of Mobile for the year 1822, the sum of five hundred and nineteen dollars and seven cents, as a credit upon a judgment rendered by the county court of Dallas county, in favor of the state against said Theophilus L. Toulmin; the same being the amount of insolvencies for the year 1822, allowed him by the county court of Mobile county, with damages and interest thereon.

APPROVED JAN. 11, 1827.

 

AN ACT authorizing Sarah Bowie, administratrix if John Bowie, deceased, to sell and transfer certain real estate.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Sarah Bowie, administratrix of the estate of John Bowie, deceased, late of the county of Washington, be and she is hereby authorized and impowered to sell and transfer all the real estate, belonging to the said intestate, consisting of one fraction of land, situate and being on the east side of the Tombeckbe river, in the county of Clark, containing two hundred and thirteen acres, on such terms and conditions as the said administratrix may deem most advisable and advantageous to the interest of the said estate: provided, That twenty days notice shall be given in some newspaper published in the city of Mobile, previous to the sale.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said administratrix shall, before such sale and transfer, enter into bond with sufficient security, payable to the judge of Washington county, for the time being, and his successors in office, in such sum as said judge may require, for the proper distribution of the money arising from the sale of the aforesaid tract of land, agreeably to the existing laws regulating the distribution of personal estates of deceased persons.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That this act shall commence and be in force, from and after the passage thereof.

APPROVED, Dec. 12, 1826.

 

AN ACT to repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act for the relief of the inhabitants of the first Township, range seven, east of the basis meridian of Huntsville, approved, January 9th, 1826.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That so much of the before recited act as applies the provisions of said act to range seven, be hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of said act be extended tot he inhabitants of township one, of range eight, in the same manner in which they are now, by said act, exended to the inhabitants of township one, of range seven.

APPROVED Dec. 30, 1826.


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AN ACT for the relief of Grantland and Robinson.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the State Printer, Grantland and Robinson be, and they are hereby allowed one month more than is now allowed by law, to print and distribute the laws and journals of the present session: Provided, that they shall be required to print in their paper the most important laws under the direction of the Secretary of State, and transmit a copy of the same to the clerks of the circuit and county courts in each county in this state.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That at the conclusion of the present session of the legislature the Comptroller be, and he is hereby required to issue his warrant on the Treasury in favor of Grantland and Robinson for the sum of five hundred dollars, as a part of their salary as state printers: Provided, they shall have executed their bond with good and sufficient security as is now required by law, for the faithful discharge of their duty as state printer, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

APPROVED, Jan. 12, 1827.

 

AN ACT for the relief of John McGrew.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That John McGrew be, and he hereby relieved against the payment of a judgment obtained by the state against him, at the last term of the circuit court of Marengo county, upon a recognizance entered into by the said John McGrew, in the sum of one thousand dollars, conditioned for the appearance at court of one James Caller, charged with a criminal offence: Provided, the said John McGrew, shall pay and satisfy all costs which may have accrued in the prosecution of said suit.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force from and after the passage thereof.

APPROVED, Jan. 12, 1827.

 

AN ACT to authorise Edward Calvert to sell and convey a certain land certificate.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Edward Calvert of Limestone county be, and he is hereby authorised to sell and convey he south west quarter of section, numbered nine, in Township number five of range number three, west of the basis meridian of Huntsville, and to assign the certificate of the above named land or the purchaser, on condition that said Edward Calvert shall before making such conveyance, enter into bond with good and sufficient security, made payable to the judge of the county court of said county, and his successors in office, to be approved of by said judge, in the penal sum of four thousand dollars, conditioned that his children Elizabeth Ann Calvert, William Calvert, James Calvert, and Alexander Calvert shall never sustain any injury thereby.

APPROVED, Jan. 12, 1827.

 

AN ACT to compensate Reuben Chapman for certain services therein mentioned.

Whereas a qui tam action was instituted, in the county court of Morgan, against a certain Eleazar Baldwin, for having exhibited a museum of living animals, without having obtained a licence authorising such exhibition; and whereas also, through the instrumentality of Reuben Chapman (Attorney at Law) who managed and con-


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ducted shall suit for the state, a judgment was had, and obtained, against the said Eleazer Baldwin for the sum of two hundred dollars, one half of which sum, has been paid into the Treasury of the State of Alabama. Therefore, for his services in said case.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That he the said Reuben Chapman be, and he is hereby entitled to receive the sum of twenty-five dollars, and that the Comptroller be hereby authorised and required to issue his warrant on the treasury, in favour of said Reuben Chapman for the aforesaid sum of money.

APPROVED, Jan. 11, 1827.

 

AN ACT for the relief of Zepheniah Hicks.

Whereas Benjamin Averett deceased, late of the county of Autauga did in his life time sell to the said Zepheniah Hicks, two certain quarter sections of land, hereinafter designated, and departed this life without transferring the certificates for the same, and whereas the said Zepheniah Hicks gave his promissory notes for the amount stipulated to be given for said lands, which said promissory notes have since been paid off and cancelled, and the said Zepheniah Hicks by virtue of said contract entered upon the said lands and made sundry valuable improvements thereon, and whereas the legal representatives of the said Benjamin Averett deceased are desirous that the certificates for the said two quarter sections of land herein after designated should be transferred to the said Zephiniah Hicks: Therefore,

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Elizabeth Averett Executrix of the last will and testament of Benjamin Averett deceased be, and she is hereby authorised and full empowered to transfer and convey to Zepheniah Hicks the certificates for the following described lands to wit, the north east quarter of section, numbered twenty-two, and the south west quarter of section, numbered fourteen, in township seventeen, of range fourteen in the district of lands directed to be sold at Cahawba.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the transfer which the said Executrix is by this act authorised to make, shall be as valid in law, as though the same had been made by the said Benjamin Averett in his life time.

APPROVED Dec. 8, 1826.

 

AN ACT for the relief of the securities of John Archer, deceased.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and house of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That said securities are hereby released from the payment of so much of a judgment heretofore obtained against them in favor of the state of Alabama, as embraced the damages rendered at the rate of fifteen per cent on the amount claimed by the state, upon payment of the balance of said judgment including interest and costs of suit.

APPROVED Jan. 14, 1827.


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AN ACT for the relief of Mary Latham.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That it shall not be lawful after the passage of this act, for any person or persons in any manner whatever, to take or cause to be levied on any property that may hereafter come into the possession of Mary Latham of Bibb county, to satisfy any debt or debts which may have been or may hereafter be contracted by her husband Lawrence Latham: Provided nevertheless, That this act shall not be so construted as to exempt the property which the said Lawrence Latham left with the said Mary Latham at the time of their separation, from the payment of such debts as he had contracted before their separation: Provided, That the provisions of this act shall not be so construed as to exempt any property now in the possession of Mary Latham from the payment of said Lawrence Latham=s debts.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That if the said Lawrence Latham shall hereafter return and live with his wife Mary Latham, that the benefit extended to her by the provision of the first section of this act shall cease to operate.

APPROVED Jan. 1, 1827.

 

AN ACT for the relief of Charles A. Henry.

Whereas Charles A. Henry, tax collector of Mobile county, has been unable, from the prevalence of Malignant fever and other causes, to complete the collection of the taxes of said county, and account for the same tot he treasury within the time required by law: Therefore,

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Charles A. Henry, tax collecter as aforesaid be, and he is hereby allowed until the first day of April next, to complete the collection of the taxes of Mobile county, and to pay the same into the treasury of the state; upon condition that the securities of the said Charles A. Henry shall consent to the provisions of this act, and shall file their consent in writing in the office of the Secretary of State, on or before the said first day of April next, otherwise the forfeitures heretofore incurred shall be, and remain in full force.

APPROVED Jan. 11, 1827.

 

AN ACT providing for the compensation of B. B. Breeden.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That B. B. Breeden be authorized to receive from the treasury of this state the sum of fifty dollars, as full compensation for services rendered by him as prosecuting counsel in the county court of Mobile county in behalf of the state; and the above amount is hereby appropriated for that purpose, out of any monies in the treasury not otherwise appropriated; and the comptroller is hereby required to issue his warrant for the same.

APPROVED Jan. 12, 1827.


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AN ACT for the relief of Andrew O. Horn.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Andrew O. Horn, tax collector of Lawrence count, be and he is hereby allowed until the first day of March 1827, to collect and pay over the county tax of Lawrence county: Provided, The said Andrew O. Horn will pay over all the money that he has collected: And provided also, That the said Andrew O. Horn, will renew his bond with good security for the faithful collection, and paying over, the residue of the county tax, on or before the first day of March aforesaid.

APPROVED, Dec. 22, 1826.

 

AN ACT to amend in part an act entitled an act for the relief of William McDaniel, passed the third day of January 1825.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That from and after the passage of this act it shall be lawful for the proprietor of the Jefferson grist mill in Jefferson county, to grind wheat on Mondays and Thursdays to the exclusion of other grain, any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, Jan. 11th, 1827.

 

AN ACT for the relief of James Hall.

Whereas it appears that James Hall of the county of Washington, has been heretofore convicted of a violation of the criminal laws of this state: and whereas, the said James Hall has ever since the said conviction among his neighbors and all good citizens sustained a good moral character: and whereas, also, the said James Hall has a large and respectable family.

Sec. 1. Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the said James Hall, be and he is hereby restored to the full and free exercise and enjoyment of said right and privileges of citizenship, of which he has been deprived by virtue of the conviction aforesaid.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force from and after the passage thereof.

APPROVED Jan. 13, 1827.

 

AN ACT for the relief of Daniel Coleman of Washington.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Daniel Coleman, tax-collector of Washington county for the year 1823, be discharged from all further liability on his paying into the treasury the sum due the state by him as collector aforesaid, within five days after the passage of this act, and the interest thereon on or before the first day of April next: Provided, That the said Coleman shall be allowed such sum as he has lost by persons wholly insolvent.

Approved Jan 13, 1827.


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AN ACT to divorce William Bryant, from Rhodicy Bryant.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That in conformity with the decision and decree of the circuit court of Tuscaloosa county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, the bonds of matrimony heretofore solemnized and subsisting between William Bryant and Rhodicy Bryant, be, and the same are hereby annulled and made void; and the said William Bryant be henceforth divorced from the said Rhodicy Bryant.

APPROVED, Dec. 8, 1826.

 

AN ACT to divorce Olivia A. Taylor from John Taylor.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That in conformity with the decision and decree of the supreme court of the state of Alabama, exercising chancery jurisdiction, the bonds of matrimony heretofore solemnized and subsisting between Olivia A. Taylor and John Taylor, be and the same are hereby annulled and made void: and that the said Olivia A. Taylor be hence forth divorced from the said John Taylor.

APPROVED Dec. 18, 1826.

 

AN ACT to divorce Kelly Stegall from Nancy Stegall.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, of general assembly convened, That in conformity with the decision and decree of the circuit court of Limestone county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, the bonds of matrimony heretofore solemnized and subsisting between Kelly Stegall and Nancy Stegall, be and the same are hereby annulled and made void; and that the said Kelly Stegall be hence forth divorced from the said Nancy Stegall.

APPROVED Dec. 30, 1826.

 

AN ACT to divorce John Hamblin from Hannah Hamblin.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That in conformity with the decision and decree of the circuit court of Madison county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, the bonds of matrimony heretofore solemnized and subsisting between John Hamblin and Hannah Hamblin, be and the same are hereby annulled and made void; and that the said John Hamblin be henceforth divorced from the said Hannah Hamblin.

Approved, Jan. 5, 1827.

AN ACT to divorce Morgan Buck from Lavinia Buck.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That in conformity with the decision and decree, of the circuit court of Tuscaloosa county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, the bonds of matrimony heretofore subsisting and solomnized between Morgan Buck and Lavinia Buck, be, and the same are hereby annulled and made void; and that the said Morgan Buck, be henceforth divorced from the said Lavinia Buck.

APPROVED, Jan. 5, 1827.


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AN ACT to divorce John Diamond from Lizzy Diamond.

SEC.1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That in conformity with the decision and decree of the circuit court of the county of Covington, state of Alabama, exercising chancery jurisdiction, the bonds of matrimony heretofore solemnized and subsisting between John Diamond and Lizzy Diamond, be and the same are hereby annulled and made void; and that the said John Diamond be henceforth divorced from the bonds of matrimony from the said Lizzy Diamond.

APPROVED, Dec. 22, 1826.

 

AN ACT to divorce Mary Ducksworth from her husband George Ducksworth.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That in conformity with the decision and decree of the circuit of court of Tuscaloosa county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, the bonds of matrimony heretofore solemnized and subsisting between Mary Ducksworth and George Ducksworth, be and the same are hereby annulled and mad void; and that the said Mary Ducksworth be henceforth divorced from the said George Ducksworth.

Approved Jan. 11. 1827.

 

AN ACT to divorce Coleman Allen, from his wife Rebecca Allen.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That in conformity with the decision and decree of the circuit court, of Bibb county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, the bonds of matrimony heretofore solemnized and subsisting between Coleman Allen, and Rebecca Allen, be, and they are hereby annulled and made utterly void, and that the said Coleman Allen be henceforth divorced from the said Rebecca Allen.

APPROVED, Jan. 11, 1827.