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AN ACT

To establish the Western and Southern boundaries of Madison County, and to establish the counties of Limestone and Lauderdale.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That Madison County shall hereafter be bounded on the west by the western boundary line of Range, numbered two, west of the basis Meridian of said county, extending from the southern boundary of the State of Tennessee to the river of the


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same name, and said county shall be bounded on the south, by said river.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all that tract of country lying west of the aforesaid county of Madison, north of Tennessee river, and east of the western, boundary line of Range numbered six, west of said basis Meridian, shall form one county, to be called and known by the name of Limestone.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all that tract of country lying west of said county of Limestone, and north of Tennessee river, shall constitute a county, to be called and known by the name of Lauderdale.

Sec. 4 And be it further enacted, That there may be holden in and for the said county of Limestone, in each year, a Superior court of Law and Equity, on the second Mondays in February and August; and there shall be holden in and for the said county of Limestone a county Court, on the first Mondays in March and September; and an intermediate Court on the first Mondays in June and December.


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Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That for the time being, the said courts in and for the said county of Limestone, shall he holden at the house of George Wilder; and may at the discretion of the said Courts, respectively, for the want of necessary buildings, be adjourned to some more convenient place contiguous thereto.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That there shall be holden in and for the county of Lauderdale, in each year, a Superior Court on the first Mondays in February and August: and there shall be holden, in for the said county of Lauderdale, in each year, a County Court, on the fourth Mondays in January and July, and an intermediate court, on the fourth Mondays in April and October.

Sec.7. And be it further enacted; That, for the time being; the said Courts in and for said county of Lauderdale, shall he holden at the house commonly called Col. Pulers place, east of Cypress, and near that creek; and may, at the discretion of said Courts, for want of necessary.


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buildings, be adjourned to some convenient place contiguous thereto.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That said Superior, County, and intermediate Courts, by this act required to be holden, in and for the said counties of Limestone and Lauderdale, have power to continue their sessions respectively, at each term, hereby authorized, six judicial days, and no longer.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the superior courts of Law and Equity, in and for the county of Madison shall hereafter be holden on the first Mondays in April and October; the County Courts of said county, on the fourth Mondays in March and September, and the intermediate Courts of said county, on the fourth Mondays of June and December: Provided, that this section and such parts of the foregoing act as relates to the holding of Courts,


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shall not be in force, till the first day of June next.

GABRIEL MOORE,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES TITUS,

President of the Legislative Council.

APPROVED-6th February, 1818.

WM. W. BIBB,

Governor of the Alabama Territory

 

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AN ACT

To establish the counties of Blount, Tuskaloosa and Marengo.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That, hereafter, all that tract of county lying west of the Cherokee boundary, south of the boundary line of township numbered eight, from the southern boundary of the state of Tennessee, bounded on the west by the Sipsey fork, to its junction with the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior; from thence by the united


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stream, to its junction with the Locust fork of said river; thence by said river, to a point opposite the southern extremity of Jones' Valley; thence by a line drawn from said river, through the southern extremity of said Valley, to the main ridge dividing the waters of said river from those of Cahawba river; and bounded on the south and southeast by said ridge, to its eastern extremity; and from thence by a line running due east to said Cherokee boundary, shall form one county, to be called and known by the name of Blount.

Sec.2. And be further enacted, That all that tract of country, lying within the following bounds, to wit: beginning on the river Black Warrior, where the southern boundary line of said county of Blount leaves the same thence southwardly with said boundary, and on the same direction, to Roupes' Valley; thence along the eastern boundary of said Valley, and including the whole of the same; thence southwardly along the main ridge dividing the waters of the Black Warrior from those


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of the Cahawba, to the head waters of Five Mile creek; thence down the same to the Tuskaloosa on Black Warrior river; thence a due west course to, the Tombeckbe river; thence up the same to the Cotton Gin Port; thence along Gaine's road till it strikes the township line, numbered eight, from the southern boundary of the State of Tennessee: thence along said line to the Sipsey fork; and thence down the same to the place of beginning; shall constitute one county to be called and known by the name of Tuskaloosa.

Sec. 3.And be it further enacted, That all that tract of country, bounded on the north by said county of Tuskaloosa, on the west by the Tombeckbe river, on the south by the ridge dividing the waters of Chickasaw-Bogue and Beaver creek, and on the east by the main ridge dividing the waters of the Black Warrior and Cahawba rivers, shall hereafter constitute one county, to be called and known by the name of Marengo.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted


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That there shall be holden in and for the said county of Blount, in each year, a Superior Court of Law and Equity, on the third Mondays in March and September; and there shall be holden in and for said county of Blount, in each year, a County Court, on the second Mondays in March and September; and an intermediate Court, on the second Mondays in June and December.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That there shall be holden in and for the said county of Tuskaloosa, in each. year, a Superior Court, on the fourth Mondays in March and September; and there shall be holden in and for said county of Tuskaloosa, in each year, a County Court, on the third Mondays in March and September and an intermediate Court, on the third Mondays in June and December.

Sec. 6. And be further enacted, That there shall be holden in and for the said county of Marengo, in each year, a Superior Court, on the first Mondays in April and October; and there shall be holden in and for said county of Marengo, in each


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year, a County Court, on the fourth Mondays in March and September; and an intermediate Court, on the fourth Mondays in June and December.

Sec. 7 . And be it further enacted, That, for the time being, the said Courts in and for said county of Blount, shall be holden at the house of Maj. Kelly, in Jones Valley; the said Courts in and for the said county of Tuskaloosa shall be holden at the Falls of Tuskaloosa or Black Warrior; & the said Courts in & for the said county of Marengo, shall be holden at the White Bluff; and said Courts may, respectively, for want of necessary buildings, adjourn to such other places, contiguous to those herein designated or holding the same, as may seem proper.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the said Superior, County and intermediate Courts, herein required to be holden, may, respectively, con-


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tinue their sessions, six judicial days, and no longer.

GABRIEL MOORE.,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES TITUS.

President of the Legislative Council

Approved 6th February, 1818.

WM. W. BIBB,

Governor of the Alabama Territory.

 

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