An Act to provide for the Public Printing and for other purposes.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That there shall be a State Printer elected annually by joint vote of both houses of the General Assembly, who shall receive a salary of fifteen hundred dollars for his services: and before he enters on the duties of his office shall give bond with security to the Governor for the time being or his successors in office, in the sum of four thousand dollars, for the faithful performance of his duty.

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Printer for the state, to print and publish not more than twenty two hundred, or less than fifteen hundred copies of the acts and resolutions of each session of the General Assembly, and not more than one thousand or less than seven hundred copies of the journals of each house, as may be directed by resolution of the General Assembly. And it shall be the duty of the State Printer to print all blanks necessary in the Executive the Secretary of State, Comptroller and Treasurer's office; to print and publish all proclamations, notices and advertisements from the offices aforesaid; and to print all message from the Governor, reports of the Comptroller, and Treasurer, and such bills and other matters as may be necessary for the use of the General Assembly.

Sec. 3. Be it enacted, That the acts and resolutions of the General Assembly shall be printed with type of the denomination of Small Pica; the marginal notes thereunto affixed withe Brevier and the captions thereof in Italic of the same metal of small pica. and the Journals of each House with Small Pica, and published as hereinafter directed.

Sec. 4. Be it enacted, That the secretary of state shall within ten days after the approval of each and every act, or resolution of the General Assembly, deliver to the Printer for the state, a fair copy thereof affixing thereunto proper marginal notes stating the purport of each paragraph or section, and make a concise and complete index of such laws which shall be attached to, included in, and published with each pamphlet containing the acts and resolutions of the General Assembly.

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And it shall be the duty of the secretary of state, to collate with and correct by the original rolls the proof sheets of the printed copies of said acts and resolutions respectively and certify the same to be copied from, and collated with the original rolls deposited in his office: And shall in like manner compare with and correct by the originals deposited in his office the proof sheets of the printed copies of the journals of each house.

Sec. 5. Be it enacted, That within thirty days after the end of each and every session of the General Assembly the printer for the state shall deliver to the secretary of state, the number of copies of acts and resolutions directed to be printed, collected and substantially stitched together in one pamphlet, with such numbers of said copies with blue board covers, as may be necessary for an interchange of laws with our sister states, as is hereinafter provided for. And the printer for the state shall within in forty days after the completion and delivery of the acts aforesaid in like manner deliver to the secretary of state the number of copies of the journals of each house directed to be printed, collected and stitched together, the Journals of each hose in one pamphlet.

Sec. 6. Be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the secretary of state, after retaining for th use of the executive office, and the two branches of the General Assembly fifty copies of the acts and resolutions of each session, shall cause to be transmitted to the secretary of state of the United States four copies; and to the executive officers of the several states each with a request that they send to the executive of this state in exchange as many copies of their laws or session acts. And shall cause the residue to be distributed in the following manner: that is to say, to the Comptroller of public accounts one copy, one copy thereof to the Treasurer for the state, one to each of the Judges of the Circuit Court and Supreme Court, one to the Attorney General, one to the Adjutant General, one to the Quarter Master General, one to each Solicitor, and to the Clerks of the Circuit Courts of the several counties in the state in proportion to the population of each county, agreeably to the enumeration last before made; and the clerks of the several counties shall upon the receipt of said pamphlets distribute the same in the manner following, to wit, to each member of the General Assembly from the county one copy, and to each and every civil officer one copy. And it shall be the duty of the secretary of state, after retaining for the use of the executive office and both branches of the General Assembly fifty copies of the journals of each house to cause the residue to be distributed to the several officers of the state hereinbefore mentioned, one copy each, one thereof to the secretary of senate, one thereof to the clerk of the house of representatives, and to the clerks of the circuit courts in the several counties in proportion to the population of each. And the clerks of the counties respectively on receipt of such pamphlets shall distribute the same as follows, to wit, to each member of the General Assembly from the county one copy, and to each justice of the county court and of the peace one copy.

Sec. 7. And be it enacted, That the expenses incurred in the distribution and transmission of the acts and journals aforesaid shall be paid out of the contingent fund on the order of the Governor, drawn on certificate of the secretary of state.

Sec. 8. Be it enacted, That all laws and parts of laws coming within the purview and meaning of this act be and the same are hereby repealed.

[Approved, Nov. 30th, 1820.]


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An Act to amend an act, entitled an act for the government of the town of Cahawba, passed at Huntsville, December 3, 1819.

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 passage of this act a majority of the town Council of Cahawba, shall have authority and be empowered to transact business and that so much of the fifth section of the act entitled an act for the government of the town of Cahawba, passed at Huntsville, December third eighteen hundred and nineteen as requires a greater number, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the power and authority of the Intendant and each and every of the Council to act as Justices within the limits of the town of Cahawba, shall be restricted to the enforcing the bye-laws and ordinances, which may be passed conformably to this act, and the act to which this is an amendment.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Intendant and town Council of Cahawba shall have full power and authority to appoint Patrols in said town, and to define their duties.

[Approved Dec. 18th, 1820.]

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An Act to provide for the appointment of Electors of President and Vice President of the United States.

WHEREAS by the second section of the second article of the Constitution it is provided "that each state shall appoint in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the state may be entitled in Congress," to vote for persons to fill the offices of President and Vice President of the United States. Therefore,

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That on the twenty fifth of the present month there shall be appointed three electors by the joint vote of both branches of the legislature convened in the Representative Hall for that purpose, who shall be deemed authorised to vote for President and Vice President of the United States for the next presidential term, commencing on the fourth day of March eighteen hundred and twenty one.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Elector appointed as aforesaid shall after their appointment meet in the state-house in the town of Cahawba, and there proceed to the elections aforesaid.

[Approved, November 25th, 1820.]

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An Act authorizing the Governor, or person exercising that office, to remit any part of any fine forfeiture or sentence of imprisonment.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the Governor or the person exercising that office, shall have power to grant pardons, and reprieves in all cases of capital offences, treason excepted in


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which case he may respite the execution until the end of the next General Assembly, in all cases of fines, immercements, and imprisonments levied, assessed or sentenced for inferior offences, except that for assault and battery, with the intent to kill and murder, and assault and battery with the intent to commit a rape, he may remit any part thereof, but in the cases herein excepted, he shall only have power to respite or suspend the execution thereof, until the next meeting of the General Assembly.

[Approved, December 21, 1820.]

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An Act to amend an act, entitled "An act, to establish a Bank in the town of Mobile," passed at St. Stephens, the 20th November, 1818.

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 passage of this act any person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, owning stock in said bank, on failing to pay any part of any sum subscribed to the capital stock, shall in addition to the forfeiture contained in the twelfth section of the act, to which this is a supplement, be ineligible as a director of said Bank, and shall not be entitled to vote for directors of said Bank, during the continuance of his, her or their delinquency.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That two thirds of the directors of said bank shall have full power and authority to pass a bye-law at any time when the same shall be deemed necessary to authorise any three or more of the directors to transact the business of said bank whose acts as such shall be as valid as if a full board of directors were present at the doing thereof; and that the two thirds passing said bye law shall be liable for all acts done by the aforesaid three or more directors as if they were personally present.

[Approved, Dec. 11, 1820.]