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LAWS OF ALABAMA.

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AN ACT, to provide for the transfer of stock issued by the State, and for the renewal of lost certificates thereof.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the certificates of stock created in obtaining a loan for the use of the State, in pursuance of the act, passed the present session of the General Assembly entitled "an act to increase the capital of the Bank of the State of Alabama," authorizing a loan to be effected by the Governor, comptroller, Treasurer and President of the Bank aforesaid, approved, on the 12th day of Jany.1828, be assignable by indorsement made by the legal holder thereof, or by his attorney authorized by power duly authenticated; and it shall be the duty of the President and Directors of said Bank to cause books to be kept for the purpose aforesaid, wherein also shall be kept an account of the said Stock, and of all payments of principal and interest thereon, and of renewed certificates of Stock that may be issued in virtue of this act.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, that in case any of the said certificates shall be lost or destroyed, the same may be renewed in the manner following to wit: proof of such loss or destruction, and an affidavit declaring the property therein to be bona fide in the applicant for renewal, shall be made before a judge of a circuit court of this State, or, of any State of the United States, or before a judge of a district or supreme court of the United States, which proof shall be certified by such judge, together with his opinion that the same is satisfactory, and the legal proprietor of the lost or destroyed certificate shall execute a release of his interest therein in consideration of a new certificate of Stock to be issued for the same amount and with like effect; and it shall also appear that notice of the intended application shall have been given in a public newspaper in the State or States where the loan may be effected, for three months, immediately before application for a renewed certificate shall be made; whereupon it shall be lawful for the Governor of this State for the time being the Comptroller, Treasurer, and President of the Bank aforesaid, to issue new certificates of Stock in lieu of those which may be lost or destroyed; which renewed certificates shall express on the face thereof a description of the original. and that the same hath issued in lieu of such original; and renewed certificates of Stock issued in the manner herein prescribed shall be equally valid and shall be assignable in like manner as the original certificates in lieu of which they shall have issued.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, that no renewed certificate of Stock shall be granted under the provisions of this act, in favor of an assignee of a lost or destroyed certificate, unless


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he appear to be such assignee by transfer or transfers on the books kept at the Bank of the State of Alabama, conformably to the requisitions of the first section of this act; or (in case the assignment be by indorsement on such lost or destroyed certificate) unless such indorsement shall have been duly attested by the Cashier of some specie paying Bank of the State or States where the loan may be effected; whereby in every case it shall be manifest that the person applying is the proper assignee; nor shall any payment be made of principal or interest to any assignee of a certificate of Stock unless such person appear to be such assignee in the manner provided by this act.

Approved, January 15th, 1828.

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AN ACT, to provide for the more speedy collection of debts due to the Bank of the State of Alabama, in certain cases.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That if any person or persons shall be indebted or otherwise liable to the Bank of the state of Alabama by bill, draft, or any other instrument for the payment of money as drawer, acceptor or indorser and shall delay payment thereof it shall be lawful for the President of the Bank after having given thirty days notice to the person or persons so indebted to move the circuit or county court of the county where said Bank is established, on producing to said court before whom the motion is made, the certificate of the President of the Bank, that the debt is really and bona fide the property of the said Bank for judgment.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the protest of a Notary Public of an inland bill of exchange or other protestable security the property of said Bank setting forth a demand refusal non-acceptance or non-payment and that notice thereof was given either personally or otherwise, to the parties entitled thereto, shall be evidence of such facts. Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to affect the reasonableness or sufficiency of such demand, refusal, non-acceptance or non-payment.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That whenever the President and Directors of said Bank may be desirious to hold to bail any debtor thereof it shall be lawful for said President and Directors or either of them, to sue out of the circuit or county court of the county where said Bank is located a writ of Capias as respondendum against such debtor and indorse thereon the cause of action, and that bail is required. In compliance with which direction, the Sheriff or other officer executing said writ shall take bail bond with the condition provided by law which said bail bond shall be assignable and sued on as bail bonds in other cases. And the said Bank upon the production of said writ and indorsement; and the return of the said Sheriff or other officer that the same is executed together with the certificate of the President that the debt sued on is bona fide the property of said Bank shall recover a judgement therefor at the return term of said writ. Provided, that no person shall be held to bail unless the President agent or attorney of the Bank will make affidavits to the


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amount of the debt due the same and that bail is not required for the purpose of vexing or harrassing the defendant.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That a notice left at the usual place of residence of the principal in each case shall be good and sufficient notice in all cases as to such principal to intitle said Bank to recover judgement against such principal.

Approved January 15th, 1828.

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AN ACT, further to amend the charter of the Bank of the State of Alabama.

SECTION 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 13th section of the act, passed the 20th day of Dec. 1823, entitled an act to establish the Bank of the State of Alabama as authorizes the President and Directors of said Bank to purchase and hold real estate, and to sell and alien the same for any other purpose than to secure debts due to said Bank, be and the same is hereby repealed.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That hereafter it shall not be lawful for the President and Directors of said Bank, or any other person or persons for them, to purchase any real estate, or in any wise be concerned therein, for the use of said Bank, unless the same be purchased for the purpose of securing debts bona fide due to said Bank, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That hereafter it shall not be lawful for the President and Directors of said Bank to purchase or discount any draft or bill of exchange for a larger amount than five thousand dollars; and on every draft or bill of exchange purchased or discounted by the said Bank, there shall be at least two responsible indorsers, each of whom shall be considered good for the amount of such draft or bill; provided always, that no individual shall at any time be indebted to the Bank as indorser on any draft or bill or exchange, for a larger amount than five thousand dollars.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the joint committee authorized by the first section of the act to amend the charter of the Bank of the State of Alabama, passed the 2d day of January 1826, be and they are hereby authorized, whenever they may deem it necessary to enable them to detect any violation of the charter, mismanagement of the concerns of the said Bank, fraud or imposition practised upon any of the Directors or officers, or to ascertain the solvency and sufficiency of any of its debtors, or for any other object connected with the interest and well-being of the institution, to send for persons and papers and compell the attendance of witnesses.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That so much of the second section of the last recited act, as is contained in the second proviso thereto, be, and same is hereby, repealed.

Approved January 14th, 1828.

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AN ACT, to increase the Capital of the Bank of the State of Alabama.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the Governor, Comptroller and Treasurer of the


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State and the President of the Bank of the State of Alabama are hereby authorized and required to issue certificates of Stock of the State of Alabama, to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, to bear interest at the rate of six per centum per annum payable semi-annually at the Bank of the State of Alabama, or at such other place as may be agreed on, redeemable at the expiration of twenty years, or at any time thereafter that the State may choose, and sell said Stock for cash provided the same can be disposed of at par, and the sum so to be realized shall be added to the Capital Stock of the said Bank of the State of Alabama.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That to secure the regular and punctual payment of the interest semi-annually and the ultimate redemption of said Stock all the revenue of the State (except the University fund and three per cent fund) shall be and the same is hereby pledged, and in case of any deficiency the faith of the State is hereby solemnly pledged to provide such additional means as may be necessary.

Approved, January 12th, 1828.

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AN ACT, supplementary to an act entitled "an act, to amend an act, to establish the Bank of the State of Alabama," approved, December 20th, 1823.

SECTION 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 the annual salary of the Teller of the Bank of the State of Alabama shall be twelve hundred dollars; and the annual salary of the Clerk of said Bank shall be one thousand dollars.

SEC. 2. 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.

January 15th, 1828.

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AN ACT, to form a Seventh Judicial Circuit.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the counties of Franklin, Marion, Walker, Fayette, Pickens and Blount, be formed into one judicial circuit and shall be denominated the seventh judicial circuit of this State.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the circuit courts of the seventh judicial circuit shall hereafter be held at the times following in each and every year, to wit, in the county of Franklin on the first monday in March and September, to Marion continue three weeks, in the county of Marion on the fourth monday in March and September, in the county of Pickens on the first monday after the fourth monday in March and September, in the county of Fayette on the second monday after the fourth monday in March and September, in the county of Walker on the third Monday after the fourth monday in March and September, and in the county of Blount on the fourth monday after the fourth monday in March and September.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That a circuit judge of the seventh judicial circuit, shall be elected or appointed and qualified in manner and form as prescribed by the constitution,


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and that as a judge of the circuit and supreme courts of the State, he shall receive the same salary, hold his office by the same tenure and have, exercise and enjoy the same powers, rights and privileges, and perform the same duties as appertain to the other judges of the circuit and supreme courts.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That all process now or hereafter made returnable to any of the circuit courts of this judicial circuit, at the first term thereof by existing laws, shall be returnable to the first term thereof by the existing laws, by this act and shall be proceeded on as though made returnable thereto.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That a Solicitor for the seventh judicial circuit be elected or appointed in manner and form as prescribed by law and the constitution, and that he receive the same fees and salary and exercise the same powers rights and privileges and perform the same duties as appertain and belong to the other Solicitors of the State.

SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the circuit courts of the fourth judicial circuit shall hereafter be held at the time following in each and every year, to wit, in the county of Limestone on the first Monday in March and September, to continue three weeks; in the county of Lawrance on the fourth monday in March and September, to continue three weeks; in the county of Lauderdale on the third monday after the fourth monday in March and September to continue three weeks.

SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That the circuit courts for the several counties in the fifth judicial circuit shall here- after commence and be holden as follows to wit, the circuit courts of Jackson county shall commence on the first Monday in March and September in each and every year, and may continue in Session for two weeks; the circuit courts for the county of Madison shall commence on the third mondays in March and September in each and every year and may continue in Session for five weeks; and the circuit courts of Morgan county shall commence on the fifth mondays after the third mondays in March and September in each and every year and may continue in Session for two weeks.

SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That all Subpoenas, writs and process of every nature and kind soever which may be returnable to the circuit courts of the several counties, the times for the holding of which are by this act changed and altered, shall be returned to the said courts on the days herein respectively provided for holding the same, in the same manner as if expressly made returnable thereto.

SEC. 9. And be it further enacted, That the circuit courts of Tuskaloosa County shall commence on the first monday after the fourth monday in February and September, and may continue three weeks.

Approved January 9th, 1828.


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AN ACT, to change the time of holding the county court of Monroe county.

SECTION 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, the terms of the county court of Monroe county for the trial of civil causes shall be holden on the third monday in February and August in each and every year, and shall sit the same length of time that is now provided by law.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all writs and other process of whatever nature, returnable on the third mondays in January and July, shall hereafter be made returnable on the third mondays in February and August, and that all causes now standing on the docket for trial in January, shall be tried at the term herein provided to be holden on the third Monday in February, in the same manner, as if the time for holding said court had not been altered.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect from and after the passage thereof.

Approved Dec. 31, 1827.

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AN ACT, giving additional powers to the Commissioners for Superintending the erection of the State Capital, and for Compensating the Superintendant.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the commissioners for superintending the erection of the State Capital be, and they are hereby authorized to make an Agent or Agents at any commercial City or Town for the purpose of selecting such materials of hardware, glass, paint &c. as they must necessarily have for completing the erection of the State House.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Architect employed by the said commissioners for superintending the building of the State Capital shall receive for his services annually the sum of seventeen hundred and forty nine dollars to be paid quarter yearly out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and in that proportion for any longer or shorter time for which his services may be required.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners shall at all times have power and it is hereby made their duty to examine the course and conduct of the said superintendant in the discharge of his duties as such and for any negligence, inattention, or impropriety of conduct in the discharge of his duties to discharge him from further serving in that capacity.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That for the services heretofore performed: Previous to the first day of January 1828 by the said Architect, he shall receive the sum of one thousand dollars.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the said Architect to superintend the erection of the College Buildings under the directions of the Trustees of the University and for said services he shall receive no additional compensation: Except such as may be allowed by the Trustees of the University, to be paid out of the University fund.

Approved January 15th, 1828.


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AN ACT, to provide for Reports of the decisions of the Supreme Court.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That a Reporter shall from time to time be appointed by the supreme court of this State, to Report its decisions who shall be entitled to receive from the Treasury of the State as an annual compensation for his services, the sum of five hundred dollars: provided, nevertheless, that the said compensation shall not be paid, unless the said Reporter shall print and publish or caused to be printed and published the decisions of said court, made during the time he shall act as such Reporter within twelve months after such decisions so printed and shall deliver seventy five copies of the decisions so printed and published to the Secretary of State, without any expence to the State; which copies shall be distributed as follows, viz: To the Governor, the Judges of the Supreme court, the Judges of the several county courts; the Attorney General and the Comptroller of Public accounts one copy each, four copies for the use of each House of the General Assembly, and the residue shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State: And provided also, that the said decisions shall be sold to the Public at large at a price not exceeding six dollars a volume.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the judges of the supreme court of this State, be and they are hereby authorized to appoint some competent person to print and publish or cause to be printed or published, the decisions of the said court heretofore made and now on file in the office of the clerk of said court, as the said court may direct, who shall receive from the Treasury of the State as a compensation for his services the sum of five hundred dollars ---Provided, nevertheless, that the said compensation shall not be paid unless the person so appointed shall deliver seventy five copies of the decisions so printed and published, to the Secretary of State, free of expence to the State within two years after his appointment; which copies shall be distributed and deposited in the manner prescribed by the first section of this act and Provided, also that the said decisions shall be sold to the Public at large at a price not exceeding six dollars a volume.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That in case of the death resignation or dismission from office of either of the officers before mentioned, the said copies of the decisions delivered to them as aforesaid, shall belong and be delivered to their successors in said office.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be and continue in force for three years and no longer.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That said books of Reports, shall be well bound in Calf or Sheep Skin.

Approved January 15th, 1828.

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Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the injunction of secrecy imposed on the two Houses in relation to the Report of the joint committee on the State Bank be now removed.

Approved January 15th, 1828.

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A JOINT RESOLUTION to authorize the erection of the State Capitol in Broad Street.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the commissioners for the erection of the State Capitol are hereby authorized to cause said Capitol to be erected in Broad Street in the Town of Tuskaloosa immediately North of the present site, provided the citizens of the Town of Tuskaloosa purchase lots No. 128 and 129 as known in the plan of said Town or make or caused to be made a fee simple title for said lots to the State in the same manner that the titles were made for the lots composing the present site for the State Capitol: Provided also, That if said lots are not purchased by the twentieth of March next this act shall be of no force and effect: Provided further, that the donation of said lots by the citizens of Tuskaloosa shall not vest in them any additional right to the permanent Seat of Government and Provided that the additional expence of the building by reason of such location shall not exceed four hundred dollars: Provided that the Corporate authority to the Town of Tuskaloosa make to the State a good and sufficient title to that part of Broad Street opposite said lots which they are hereby authorized to do.

Approved January 15th, 1828.

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AN ACT, to provide for the location of the University of the State of Alabama.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the General Assembly will on the 29th day of December at four o'clock P.M. proceed by joint vote of the two houses, to the selection of a site for the University of the State of Alabama; and that the site so selected, shall thence forward be and remain the permanent site of the said University. Provided that the trustees may erect the necessary buildings at any place within fifteen miles of the site selected by a joint vote of both Houses of the General Assembly.

Approved December 29th, 1827.

 

A JOINT RESOLUTION adopting a plan for the State Capitol.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That all Repeal acts or proceedings of the last session of the General Assembly adopting a plan for the State Capitol be and the same are hereby rendered null and void.

Be it further resolved, That the State Capitol be erected Name of plan according to a plan furnished the commissioners by the General Assembly called the Grecian Cross, and endorsed "plan for State Capital." by the secretary of the Senate.

And be it further resolved, That the commissioners shall make the contracts, so as not to exceed the estimate of cost furnished by the Architect, that is to say, fifty five thousand dollars.

Approved December 20th, 1827.


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AN ACT, to alter the time of holding the county court of Montgomery City.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the county court of the county of Montgomery shall hereafter be held on the second Mondays in May and November in each year instead of the time now prescribed by law.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all writs and process returnable to the said court as now required to be holden shall be considered as good returns to the terms of holding the courts in this act required.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the judge of the county court and commissioners of the revenue and roads shall hold a court on the third Monday in February, May, August commission-and November in each and every year for the county of Montgomery instead of the time now prescribed by law.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect and be inforce after the first day of March next.

Approved January 15th, 1828.

 

AN ACT, to alter the time of holding the county Courts of Franklin county.

SECTION 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 county of Franklin shall commence their sessions on the first Mondays in May and November, and continue its session one week; and all process heretofore issued or which may hereafter issue and made returnable to the former times of holding the said courts, shall be returnable to the terms as in this act expressed.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force and take effect from and after the passage thereof, and repeal all laws, or parts of laws, coming within the purview and meaning thereof.

Approved, Jan. 15, 1828.

 

AN ACT, to change the times of holding the county courts of Jefferson, Henry and Dale counties.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the term of the county court of Jefferson county now held on the third Monday in August shall hereafter be held on the third Monday in July annually.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all process and precepts made returnable to said court on the third Monday in August shall be and are hereby made returnable to said court on the third Monday in July, as fixed by the first section of this act.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the county court of Henry county shall hereafter be holden on the second Monday in June and December annually, instead of the first Mondays of March and September, as now fixed by law. And the county court of Dale county, shall hereafter be holden on the third Mondays in June and December annually, instead of the fourth Mondays after the fourth Mondays in March and September, as now fixed by law.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That all process and precepts made returnable to either of the terms, expressed in the


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3rd section of this act as heretofore the terms of Henry and Dale counties, shall be, and are hereby made returnable to the second Mondays in June and December, in the county of Henry; and to the third Mondays in June and December in the county of Dale; and each court may continue in session one week.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That all acts, and parts of acts, coming within the meaning and purview of this act, be, and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved, Jan. 15, 1828.

AN ACT, to provide for an extra term of the Circuit court in Mobile county.

SECTION 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 first 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 on the third Monday after the fourth Monday of October last past, and that all actions may be commenced, and writs and process be made returnable to said special term.

Approved, December 17, 1827.

 

AN ACT, to amend and explain an act, entitled an act, to establish a Seventh Judicial Circuit.

WHEREAS, it has been discovered on further reflection that the times fixed for holding the circuit courts in the 4th and 5th circuits, will operate to the injury of suitors, by the session of neighboring courts at the same time, and by the session of the circuit court of Madison, and the district court of the United States at the same time in Huntsville, for remedy whereof:

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the circuit courts of the fifth circuit shall be held at the times following, any thing in the before recited act, to the contrary notwithstanding, viz: The circuit court for the county of Jackson, shall commence on the first Mondays in April and October, in each and every year, and may set two weeks, the circuit courts for the county of Morgan, shall commence on the third Mondays in April and October and may sit two weeks; and the circuit courts for the county of Madison, shall commence on the first Mondays after the fourth Mondays in April and October and may sit five weeks, and if necessary to complete the business, may continue in session until the same shall be disposed of.

Approved, January 15, 1828.

 

AN ACT, changing the time of holding county Courts in Green and Perry counties.

SECTION 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, the county court of the county of Greene, shall be held on the first Mondays in June and December, in each and every year, and may continue in session one week at each term.


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SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the February Term of the county court of Perry county, shall hereafter be held on Wednesday after the first Monday in February, in each and Perry every year, and may continue in session four Judicial days.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That all writs and process returnable to the courts of Green and Perry counties, as now required to be holden, shall be considered as good returns to the terms of holding the courts as in this act required.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the December Term of the court of Commissioners of Roads and Revenue of Green county, shall in future be held on the second Monday in December, for each and every year, in lieu of the first, as is now required by law, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, Jan. 15, 1828.

AN ACT, to apportion the Representatives among the several counties in this State, and to divide the State into Senatorial Districts according to the late Census.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the Representatives of the several counties in this state shall be apportioned, at a ratio of twenty-one hundred and fifty white inhabitants to a representative, and shall be apportioned among the several counties in the following manner to wit: To the county of Jackson, four representatives; to the county of Madison, five; to the county of Lauderdale, three; to the county of Limestone, three; to the county of Franklin, two; to the county of Lawrence, three; to the county of Morgan, three; to the county of Blount, two; to the county of Marion, and that part of Walker county taken from Marion, two; to the county of St.Clair, two; to the county of Jefferson and that part of Walker taken from Jefferson, two; to the county of Fayette, one; to the county of Tuscaloosa, and that part of Walker, taken from Tuscaloosa, four; to the county of Pickens, one; to the county of Shelby, two; to the county of Bibb, two, to the county of Green, three; to the county of Perry, three; to the county of Autauga, two; to the county of Dallas, three; to the county of Montgomery, three; to the county of Wilcox, two; to the county of Marengo, one; to the county of Mobile, two; to the county of Clarke, one; to the county of Monroe, three; to the county of Butler, one; to the counties of Conecuh and Covington, two; to the county of Pike, two; to the counties of Henry and Dale, one; to the county of Baldwin, one; and to the county of Washington, one.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the counties of Mobile, Washington and Baldwin, shall form one Senatorial district; the counties of Monroe and Clark, one; the counties of Conecuh and Butler, one; the counties of Pike, Henry, Covington and Dale, one; the counties of Wilcox and Marengo, one; the county of Perry, one; the county of Dallas, one; the county of Montgomery, one; the counties of Bibb and Shelby, one; the counties of St. Clair and Blount, one; the county of Madison, one; the county of Jackson, one; the county of Lau-


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derdale one; the county of Limestone, one; the county of Lawrence, one; the county of Franklin, one; the county of Morgan, one; the county of Tuscaloosa, one; the counties of Jefferson and Walker, one; the counties of Pickens, Fayette and Marion, one; the county of Greene, one; and the county of Autauga, one; each of which districts shall be entitled to one Senator and no more.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Sheriffs of the counties of Mobile, Monroe, Conecuh, Pike, Marengo, Bibb, Jefferson, St. Clair, and Fayette, shall be the returning officers of their respective districts, and the Sheriffs of the other counties of said districts shall make returns to said returning officers, within ten days after each Senatorial Election.

Approved, Jan. 12, 1828.