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AN ACT

Authorizing the building of Bridges on Santa Bogue and Pine Barren Creeks, in Washington County.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That William Shaw, Robert Caller, Wm. Godfrey, Jeremiah Worsham, Sen. John Moore, William Rankin


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and David Rudder, be, and they are hereby, appointed Commissioners, to contract for and superintend the building of Bridges across Santa Bogue and Pine Barren Creeks, at or near the place, where the Federal road, leading from St. Stephens to Tennessee, crosses said Creeks, in Washington county; and they or a majority of them, are hereby authorized to make such contract, and at such time or times, and on such terms and conditions, as they may deem proper.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid Commissioners be, and they are hereby authorized and required, to take bond, with sufficient security, drawn in their favor, for the use of said county, form the undertaker or undertakers of said bridges, conditioned for the faithful completion thereof, according to contract.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid Commissioners be, and they are hereby, authorized to draw on the Treasurer of the county of Washington, aforesaid, for such sum or sums of money, as they


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may from time to time, deem necessary to carry into effect the object for which they are, by this act, appointed: and the aforesaid Treasurer of the county of Washington, is hereby, authorized and required to pay such drafts, out of any monies in said Treasury, not otherwise appropriated.

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

Entitled an act, to alter the mode of assessing and collecting Taxes, in the counties of Washington and Montgomery

Sec. 1 Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That the assessors and collectors of Taxes in the counties of Washing-


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ton and Montgomery, shall, in their respective counties, attend three several times in each militia captains district, at or near the usual muster ground, to receive returns and payment of Taxes, of which times and places of attending, they shall give at least twenty days notice, by advertisement, posted up in three or more of the most public places within the district.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That is shall be the duty of all persons liable to pay taxes, to attend at such time, and places, as the collectors and assessors aforesaid may appoint, for the purpose aforesaid; and on failure so to do, every person so failing, shall be considered defaulters, and double taxed, agreeably to the tax laws now in force: Provided, That no person shall be double taxed, who shall give in his or her return, and pay his or her taxes, within thirty days after the time last ap-


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pointed by the assessors and collectors aforesaid.

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 the distribution of the Laws and Journals.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary, after making the distribution particularly designated by law, to distribute the Acts and Journals of the present session, among the several counties, agreeably to the number of Representatives to which they are, respectively entitled.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Territory, be, and he is hereby, authorized


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to employ suitable persons to transport, and deliver to the Clerks of the several Superior Courts, the proportions of the said Acts and Journals, to which their respective counties may be entitled.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Governor or Secretary, be, and either of them is hereby, authorized to purchase one hundred copies of the late Digest of the Mississippi Statutes, to be distributed among the several counties established at the present General Assembly: and any expenses which may be incurred in carrying into effect the provisions of this act, shall be paid, on the certificate of the Governor, or Secretary, out of any monies on the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

GABRIEL MOORE.

Speaker of the House of Representatives

JAMES TITUS,

President of the Legislative Council.

Approved-12th February, 1818.

WM W. BIBB,

Governor of the Alabama Territory