Resolutions authorizing the State Treasurer to pay the expences of the General Assembly in manner therein mentioned and for other purposes.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the State Treasurer be authorized to pay out of the Treasury for the expences of the General Assembly to each members, clerk, and door keeper thereof only such proportion of each members, clerks, and door keepers just demand on the same, having regard to kind as well as quality and Resolved, That the Treasurer upon warrant of the Comptroller be authorized to pay the sums due the assessors for assessing the taxes, and taking the census for the year eighteen hundred and twenty, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

[Approved, December 14, 1820.]

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Resolution for the relief of the Collector of taxes of Monroe County.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That Samuel Dale, and his securities be, and they are hereby allowed until the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and twenty two, to complete the payment of two hundred and ninety nine dollars, and four and one fourth cents , being the balance due by him to the state as collector of taxes for Monroe county, for the year one thousand eight hundred and seventeen : and that the Comptroller of Public Accounts be had he is hereby authorised and required to delay the collection of the same until that period.

[Approved, Dec. 18, 1820.]


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An act to alter, and extend the limits of Autauga County and for other purposes.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in the General Assembly convened, That the boundaries of Autauga County be and they are hereby altered and extended as follows, to wit: Commencing at Big Mulberry creek where the line dividing the nineteenth from the twentieth township crosses the same, thence east along said line to the range line between thirteen and fourteen; thence north along said line to Shelby county line, thence east along said line to Coosa river; thence down that river to the mouth of Mulberry creek; thence up the same to the place of beginning: and the same shall be and remain the permanent boundaries of Autauga county.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners appointed to superintend the building of a court house and jail in the county of Autauga be, and they are hereby authorized to draw on the county Treasurer for the county of Autauga for such sum or sums as the county court of said county may think proper to allow them, for superintending the building of said court house and jail in said county.

[Approved, Dec. 13, 1820.]

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An act to point out the duties of owners and keepers of water mills, who grind grain for toll.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That from and after the first day of March 1821, it shall be the duty of all owners of mills, or person or persons employed in keeping a mill within this state, who grind grain for toll, to grind each turn in rotation as they are received in the mill, and shall grind all grain well if water will permit, and may take and receive one eighth part of the grain so ground for toll, and no more.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons shall commit any offence against the provisions of this act, he, she, or they shall on conviction forfeit and pay the sum of ten dollars with costs for every such offence, to be recovered before any justice of the peace in the county where such offence may be committed; and the money so recovered shall be paid over to the person who may sue for the same: Provided, that nothing in this act shall prohibit any owner of a mill from grinding his own grain at any time.

[Approved, December 9, 1820.]

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An act concerning the appointment of County Officers.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That so much of an act providing for the appointment of County officers, passed on the seventeenth day of December, eighteen hundred and nineteen, as directs that constables county treasurers, county surveyors, coroners, auctioneers, assessors and tax collectors, shall be commissioned by the Governor, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the certificate of the Chief Justice of the county court that the constable, treasurer, surveyor, coroner, auctioneer, assessor or tax collector, (as the case may be) who may have been elected has given bond and security as such, agreeably to law, shall be sufficient evidence of such officers right and authority to exercise and perform the duties of the office, to which he may have been appointed.

[Approved, Dec. 20, 1820.]

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Resolution to authorize the Comptroller to receive all monies and notes arising from the rents of Seminary lands.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby authorised and empowered to receive of the Acting Governor, such notes and monies as may have accrued from the rent of the seminary lands, and paid to him by any of the commissioners appointed to rent said lands for the year eighteen hundred twenty And be it further resolved, That the Comptroller be and he is hereby authorised and required to collect all monies due on all notes which may be placed in his hands for the rent of the seminary lands aforesaid and pay over the same to the Treasurer, whose duty it shall be to receive the same into the treasury, and keep a separate and distinct account of all such monies, subject to the future disposition of the Legislature.

[Approved, December 20, 1820.]