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AN ACT

To establish the County of Dallas.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That all that tract of country, bounded on the north by the county of Cahawba, on the east by the ridge dividing the waters of Mulberry from those of Cahawba, and a line running from where said ridge intersects the Alabama river, a direct cause to the head of Pine Barren creek; thence with said creek to its junction with the Alabama river thence by a line running directly to the north-east corner of Clarke county, thence with the northern boundary of said county, to the ridge dividing the waters of the Tombeckbe from those of the Cahawba river; thence up said ridge to the boundary of the county of Marengo, and thence with the boundary of said county, to the place of beginning, shall form one county, to be called and known by the name of Dallas.

Sec. 2 . And be it further enacted, That there shall be holden in and


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for the said county of Dallas, in each year, a Superior Court of Law and equity, on the second Mondays in April and October; and there shall be holden in and for said county of Dallas, in each year, a County Court on the third Mondays in April and October; and an intermediate Court on the third Mondays in January and July.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That for the time being, the said Courts; in and for the said county of Dallas, shall be holden at the mouth of the Cahawba; but the said Courts may, respectively, for want of necessary buildings, adjourn to some convenient place contiguous thereto.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the said Superior, County and intermediate Courts herein required to be holden, may respectively, 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-9th February, 1818.

WM. W. BIBB,

Governor of the Alabama Territory.


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AN ACT

 

Concerning certain Islands in the River Tennessee.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in general Assembly convened, That the islands in the Tennessee river, within the lines actually run in the surveys already made, shall be deemed and taken to constitute a part of the respective counties established by law within said survey, and shall belong to such counties respectively, to the shore or river boundary of which they may be most near.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the middle of said river Tennessee, wheresoever there are no Islands, shall be deemed and taken to be the boundary line between the several counties established on its


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banks; any thing, in any law to the contrary, notwithstanding.

GABRIEL MOORE,

Speaker of the House of Representatives

JAMES TITUS,

President of the Legislative Council,

APPROVED-9th February, 1818

WM. W. BIBB,

Governor of the Alabama Territory.

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AN ACT

 

To incorporate the St. Stephens Steam Boat Company.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That James Pickens, David File, Silas Dinsmoor, Henry Bright, Benjamin S. Smoot, Daniel B. Ripley and their associates, be, and they are hereby constituted and appointed a body corporate, by the name and style of the St. Stephens Steam Boat Company; and by that name shall be, and they are hereby made able and capable in law, to have, purchase, receive, possess, enjoy and re-


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tain to them and their successors, lands, rents, tenements, hereditaments, goods, chattels and effects of whatever kind, nature and quality; and the same to sell, grant, demise, alien and dispose of; to sue and be sued plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, defend and be defended in any suit, action, matter or thing depending in any court of law or equity; and also, to make, have and use a common seal, and the same to break, alter, and renew at their pleasure; and also, to ordain, establish, and put in execution, such bye-laws, ordinances and regulations as they shall deem necessary and convenient for the government of the said corporation, not being contrary to the constitution thereof, or the laws of the United States or the Territory; and generally to do and execute all and singular the acts matters and things which to them may appear necessary, or which to them it may appertain to do, as inci-


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dent to bodies corporate, under the restrictions before mentioned

GABRIEL MOORE,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES TITUS,

President of the Legislative Council.

Approved-10th February 1818.

WM. W. BIBB,

Governor of the Alabama Territory.

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