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To appoint Commissioners, to ascertain and report the most suitable and practicable route for a road, from the Falls of the Tuskaloosa, to the Tennessee River.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened That Robert Beaty, Anthony Winston and William L. Adams be, and they are hereby, appointed commissioners, to explore and examine the


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country between the Tennessee and Black Warrior Rivers, and report to his Excellency the Governor, at or before the next meeting of the Legislature, the nearest, best, and most practicable route for a road, leading from the Falls of the Tuskaloosa or Black Warrior, to any point, or points, on the Tennessee River, above the head of the Muscle Shoals.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Commissioners, and each of them, shall receive for their services while engaged in making such examination and report, at the rate of three dollars per day; to be paid out of any monies in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Provided, that the expense to be incurred by this act shall not exceed two hundred and fifty dollars.

GABRIEL MOORE,

Speaker of the House of Representatives

JAMES TITUS

President of the Legislative Council.

Approved-13th February, 1818.

WM. W. BIBB.

Governor of the Alabama Territory.


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Appointing Commissioners to examine and report to the Governor the most eligible site for the seat of the Territorial Government.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That Clement C. Clay, Samuel Taylor, Samuel Dale, James Titus, and William L. Adams, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to examine and report to the Governor, the most eligible site for the Territorial Government, as near the center of the Territory as may be, having due regard to commercial advantages, and the nature and situation of the county; and if said commissioners believe, on examination, that two or more places have equal, or nearly equal advantages, they shall report the same with a correct description of each.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted That so soon as the Governor, may receive such report from said commissioners, he shall be authorized to notify the Commissioner of the gen-


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eral Land Office the place, or places, at which it is in contemplation to fix the seat of the Territorial Government and to request the suspension of the sale of such place or places, till after the next meeting of the General Assembly of this Territory; at which time such report shall be submitted to the Legislature for consideration; and if, notwithstanding such notification, the scite or scites, so examined and reported, should be offered for sale, before the next meeting of the General Assembly, the Governor shall be, and he is hereby authorised to purchase for the use of the Territory such one of the reported scites, as he may deem most advantageous and desirable.

GABRIEL MOORE,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES TITUS,

President of the Legislative Council.

APPROVED-13th February, 1818.

WM. W. BIBB,

Governor of the Alabama Territory


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AN ACT

 

To establish the Counties of Marion and Conecuh.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That all that part of the county of Tuskaloosa, lying west of the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior, and north of a line running directly form the mouth of said Fork to the ridge dividing the waters of Lookseopelala Creek, and the first large Creek south of the same; and thence with said ridge to the Tombeckbe River, shall form one County, to be called and known by the name of Marion.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all that tract of country, lying east of the Federal Road, and not included in any other county now established, except the county of Monroe, shall hereafter form one County to be called and known by the name of Conecuh.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there shall be holden in and for the said county of Marion, in each year, a Superior Court of


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Law and Equity, on the second Mondays in March and September; a County Court on the third Mondays in March and September; and an intermediate Court, on the third Mondays in June and December.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That there shall be holden in and for said county of Conecuh, in each year, a Superior Court of Law and Equity on the fourth Mondays in March & Sept. a county Court on the third Mondays in March and September, and an intermediate Court, on the third Mondays in June and December.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the said Courts, in and for said county of Marion, shall, for the time being, be holden at the Cotton Gin Port, and the said Courts, in and for the said county of Conecuh, shall, for the time being, be holden at the house of Mayberry Thomas; but the said Courts may, respectively, for the want of necessary buildings adjourn to some more convenient place contiguous to the places herein designated for holding the same.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, that the said courts may, respectively,


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continue their sessions six judicial days and no longer.

GABRIEL MOORE,

Speaker of the House of Representatives

JAMES TITUS,

President of the Legislative Council

APPROVED-February 13th, 1818.

WM. W. BIBB,

Governor of the Alabama Territory

 

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AN ACT

 

To provide for the appointment of Attornies General, and to establish their Districts.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That the counties of Madison, Limestone, Lauderdale, Franklin, Lawrence, and Cotaco, shall compose one District, to be called the Northern District, and there shall be appointed, for said District, one Attorney General, who shall perform all the duties, by law appertaining to that office, in the several Superior Courts, to be holden in and for said counties; and the said


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Attorney General shall receive four hundred and fifty dollars per annum, in full compensation for his services, to commence at the term of the first Court he may attend in that capacity.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the counties of Marion, Blount, Shelby, Montgomery, Cahawba, Marengo, Dallas, and Tuskaloosa, shall compose one District, to be called the Middle District; and there shall be appointed, for said District, an Attorney General, who shall perform all the duties by law appertaining to that office, in the several Superior Courts to be holden in and for said counties; and shall receive four hundred and fifty dollars per annum, in full compensation for his services, to commence at the term of the first court he may attend in that capacity.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, that the counties of Washington, Clark, Monroe, Conecuh, Baldwin and Mobile, shall compose one District, to be called the Southern District; and there shall be appointed for said District, an Attorney Gene-


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ral, who shall perform all the duties by law appertaining to that office, in the several Superior Courts to be holden in & for said counties; & shall receive four hundred and fifty dollars per annum, in full compensation for his services.

GABRIEL MOORE,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES TITUS,

President of the Legislative Council,

Approved-- 13th February, 1818.

W M. W. BIBB,

Governor of the Alabama Territory.

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