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AN ACT

To authorise John S. Divin to emancipate his Negro slave Robin, alias Robert Long.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That John L. Divin, be, and he is hereby, authorised and empowered to emancipate, set free and discharge from the bonds of slavery.


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his Negro slave Robin, alias Robert Long, on such conditions as are now provided for by law.

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 authorise the Trustees of the St. Stephens Academy to raise a fund by Lottery, for the use of said Academy.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That the President and Trustees of the St. Stephens Academy, be, and they are hereby, authorised to raise, for the use of the Academy, four thousand dollars, by Lottery, or Lotteries, in such a way, and on such terms, as the said Trustees, or


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a majority of them, may think most advisable.

GABRIEL MOORE,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES TITUS,

President to the Legislative Council.

APPROVED-13th February, 1818.

WM. W. BIBB,

Governor of the Alabama Territory.

 

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AN ACT

Extending the right of Representation to certain Counties therein named.

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 Limestone, Lauderdale, Franklin, Lawrence, Cotaco, Marion, Blount, Shelby, Tuskaloosa, Cahawba, Marengo, Dallas, and Conecuh, shall, each, be entitled to one member in the House of Representatives of the Territorial Legislature.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sheriff, or such other offi-


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cer as may be authorised by law, in each of the counties aforesaid, shall, on the fourth Monday of July next, and on the succeeding day, proceed to open and hold an election, agreeably to law, at the place designated for holding Courts; and such sheriff or other officer, shall, within forty days after said election, make return to the Governor, of the person who may be elected to represent his respective county.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the several persons elected in the counties aforesaid, in manner aforesaid, shall be the Representatives of their respective counties, until the entitled expiration of the term for which the members of the present Legislature were chosen, with all the rights, powers and privileges incident to that capacity.

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 amend the Laws for raising a Revenue.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened That all Lands, within this Territory, subject to taxation shall belong to one class: the first quality of which shall be rated at six dollars per acre; the second quality at three dollars per acre, and the third quality at two dollars per acre.

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

Concerning Oaths of Office.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That all oaths of office, or declarations, or affirmations, prescribed by


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law, may be taken before such persons, in the several newly established counties, as the Governor may, for that purpose depute and authorise in writing; and shall be as valid and obligatory, to all intents and purposes, as if administered by the Governor, or a Territorial Judge, or a Justice of any County Court.

GABRIEL MOORE,

Speaker of the House of Representatives,

JAMES TITUS,

President to the Legislative Council.

APPROVED-13th February, 1818.

WM. W. BIBB,

Governor of the Alabama Territory.

 

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AN ACT

To alter and amend an act, entitled "An act to establish a Bank at Huntsville"

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That so much of the act, entitled an act, to establish a Bank at Huntsville, as prescribes that the corporate name and style of the subscribers to said Bank, shall be the President, Direc-


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tors and Company of the Planters and Merchants Bank of Huntsville, be, and the same is hereby, repealed

.Sec 2. And be it further enacted, That the subscribers to the Bank now in operation at Huntsville, their successors and assigns, incorporated by the said act, by the aforesaid name and style, be, and they are hereby created a corporation, and body politic, by the name and style of the President, Directors and company of the Planters and Merchants Bank of Huntsville; and by that name and style, shall be known and distinguished, and by that name and style, then be entitled to all the rights, privileges and immunities, and subject to all liabilities, in said act of incorporation contained.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all acts heretofore done by the President, Directors and Company of said bank, and all debts contracted by, or to said bank, transacting business under the name and style of the President, Directors and Company of the Planters and Merchants Bank of Huntsville, shall be as binding and valid, to all intents and purposes, as


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if the subscribers to said bank had been, by the said act; incorporated by that name and style.

GABRIEL MOORE,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES TITUS,

President to the Legislative Council.

APPROVED-13th February, 1818.

WM. W. BIBB,

Governor of the Alabama Territory.

 

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AN ACT

For the relief of James Caller.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That James Caller be, and he is hereby, discharged from the payment of two hundred and seven dollars and eighty-five cents, being the amount of a judgment, and costs, obtained against him by the Governor of the Mississippi Territory, by the consideration of the Superior Court of Washington county, at its September term in the year eighteen hundred and fifteen, on a bond given by the said James Caller, for a certain


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Ware-House and lot of land near Fort Stoddert, in Baldwin county, whereon was erected said Ware-House.

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 authorize the Administrators of William Gillam deceased, to sell real Estate.

Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That Robert L. Walton and Thomas Land junior, administrators of William Gillam, late of Madison county, deceased, be, and they are hereby, authorised to sell the real Estate of said decedent, on such terms as they may deem most advantageous, taking bond with good and


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sufficient security for the true and faithful payment of the consideration

.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That said administrators are hereby authorised and empowered, on the sale of said real Estate, to make, or cause to be made, to the purchaser or purchasers, a conveyance of such title as the said decedent had, or was entitled to; which conveyance shall be equally valid and binding, as if the same had been made by the decedent, in his life time.

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 authorise Daniel Reed to emancipate his Mulatto slave Rose.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That Daniel Reed, a free male of


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colour, be, and he is hereby, authorised and empowered, to emancipate, set free and discharge from the bonds of slavery, his mulatto slave named Rose: Provided, that he shall give bond, payable to the Governor of the Alabama Territory, conditioned, that the said woman Rose shall not become chargeable to any county or town within the Territory; which bond shall be filed in the office of the Clerk of the County Court of Washington county, agreeably to the provisions by law in such cases made and provided.

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.