A resolution authorizing the Treasurer to receive Comptrollers warrants for money due for the sale of lots in Cahawba.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the warrants of the Comptroller of Public Accounts issued according to the provisions of the act making it the duty of the Comptroller to issue printed warrants, passed at the present session be received into the Treasury of this State for all sums of money which, may be now due, or shall be come due during the year 121, for sales of lots in the town of Cahawba, and also for the rents of Public Lands and Ferries in said town.

[Approved, Dec. 21,1820.]


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An act to repeal an act of the last General Assembly of the State of Alabama, entitled an act, for the encouragement of killing and destroying wolves and panthers.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That an act of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama, entitled an act, for the encouragement of killing and destroying wolves and panthers, passed at Huntsville on the sixteenth day of December, eighteen hundred and nineteen, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so much of an act passed at Huntsville, December seventeen, eighteen hundred and nineteen, entitled an act, to extend the corporate of the town of Huntsville, in Madison county, as exempts or exonerates the persons or property of Thomas and William Brandon, who reside within the limits of said corporation, from the effect or operation of the bye-laws of said corporation, be and same is hereby repealed.

[Approved, Dec. 25, 1820]

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An act to alter an act, entitled an act to establish certain counties therein named, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the County Court of Clark county, be, and they are hereby authorized and required to levy such tax upon the persons and property of the inhabitants of said county, liable to taxation, by the state, as may be sufficient to defray the expences of the county: Provided, that such tax shall not exceed one half the amount of the state tax.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the site fixed upon for the seat of justice in said county, by the commissioners appointed by law for that purpose, shall be hereafter know by the name of Clarksville, to which place the returns of the Elections of the several districts, shall hereafter be made.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Circuit and County Courts of said county, shall be hereafter held at the Court-House and all writs and processes of all kinds heretofore made returnable to the house of William Coats, shall be returned to the court-house aforesaid.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the election heretofore authorised to be holden at the house of William Coats, shall hereafter be held at the Court-House.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all parts of an act passed the thirteenth December, eighteen hundred and nineteen, entitled an act, to establish certain counties therein named and for other purposes therein mentioned, which comes within the meaning and purview of this act, be, and the same are hereby repealed.

[Approved December 7, 1820.]

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An act for the relief of Elijah Lawley.

WHEREAS Elijah Lawley, one of the lessees of the land reserved by the United States, for a Seminary of Learning for this state, did on the fifty day of November last, unavoidably have his house consumed by fire, and, with it nearly all his personal estate; whereby he is rendered unable to discharge the amount due by him for the lease of said land, being fifty one dollars and seventy five cents. Therefore

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the aforesaid Elijah Lawley be, and he is hereby released from the payment of said lease of fifty one dollars and seventy five cents.

[Approved Dec. 21, 1820.]


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An act to make appropriations for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the following sums of money be, and they are hereby appropriated to defray the expences of the civil list, and other necessary charges of government, namely, for the pay of the members of the General Assembly, and their expences, at the present session, twenty-five thousand dollars. For the payment of the annual salary of the Governor of this State, two thousand five hundred dollars. For the contingent fund, to be subject to the orders of the Governor of this State, five thousand dollars. For the payment of the annual salary of five Judges of the circuit courts, seventeen hundred and fifty dollars each, eight thousand, seven hundred and fifty dollars. For the payment of the annual salaries of the Secretary of State, Comptroller of Public Accounts, and Treasurer, one thousand dollars each, three thousand dollars. For the payment of the annual salaries of four circuit solicitors two hundred and fifty dollars each, one thousand dollars. For the payment of the annual salary of the Attorney General, six hundred and twenty-five dollars. For the payment of the Adjutant General, two hundred dollars. For the payment of the quarter master general, two hundred dollars. For the payment of the clerk of the Senate, and the clerk of the House of Representatives, each, seven dollars per day, and for the payment of the assistant clerks of both branches of the General Assembly, each, five dollars per day. For the payment of the door keepers of the Senate and House of Representatives, five dollars pre day, to be paid our of any monies in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, To refund the Comptroller of public accounts, money by him paid for a book case, and desk, for his office, stationary, printing, and postage of letters on official business, one hundred and fifty-two dollars, forty six and one half cents, and for the stationary necessary for his office thirty dollars, making in the whole one hundred and eighty-two dollars, forty - six and one half cents. To refund to the Treasurer of the State, for books furnished his office, eighteen dollars, twenty-five cents; to procure a desk for the preservation of papers, and the stationary necessary for his office, fifty dollars, if so much be necessary, making in the whole sixty-eight dollars and twenty-five cents. For the purchase of an iron chest for the use of the Treasury office, seventy dollars, of so much be necessary to be applied to such purchase by the Treasurer of the State. To refund Daniel Rather, door-keeper of the House of Representatives for stationery furnished for the use of said House, one hundred and sixty-five dollars, fifty seven one half cents. To refund Matthew W. McClellan, door-keeper of the Senate, for stationary furnished for the Senate, one hundred and forty-one dollars, eighty-two and one half cents. To the Secretary of state for superintending the printing of the laws and journals of this state, one hundred dollars. For the payment of White and Lane for a blank book for recording the proceedings of the House of Representatives, five dollars; to Marmaduke Williams, Secretary of the Senate, for stationary furnished the present session sixty-one dollars.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That five hundred dollars be appropriated to the assessors of the taxes for the year 1820, for assessing the taxes and taking the census.


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Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the sum of thirty one dollars and sixty cents be allowed to Daniel Rather, jailor, of Madison county, State of Alabama, for the keeping of Charles Clay, of Montgomery county, and Thomas Elliott, of Tuskaloosa county.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and twenty-six dollars and sixty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Daniel Duval Sheriff of Mobile county, for keeping state prisoners and attending sessions of the circuit courts. Provided, that the Comptroller of public accounts shall be satisfied as to the correctness of the accounts of the said Daniel Duval. To the State Printer, fifteen hundred dollars. To Augustina Parsons, for printing done for both branches of the Legislature, forty-five dollars. The sum of fifty-three dollars to Daniel Rather, for the hire of a servant to make fires and cut wood, including the board of said servant.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the remaining sum of two thousand dollars which will be due on the completion and acceptance of the bridge in the town of Cahawba, be and the same is hereby appropriated out of the fund set aside for that purpose.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the care of the State House and the public property contained therein, be confided to Matthew W. McClellan, who for his care and attention thereto shall receive the sum of fifty dollars as compensation. Provided, that it shall receive. lawful for the said M. W. McClellan to let or suffer said house to be appropriated or occupied in any other manner than if provided for by law, except as house of public worship, or for the court of errors and appeals, the circuit court of the county of Dallas, and the federal court of the United States.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That William B. Allen, Public Printer, be, and is hereby allowed the sum of one hundred and thirty dollars in addition to his salary as public printer, as a reasonable compensation for the immense amount of extra printing required of him the present session of the General Assembly, and the Comptroller be, and he is hereby authorised to issue his warrants in favour of said William B. Allen, for the amount aforesaid. And that the sum of forty dollars be allowed to George V. Dick, for extra services as assistant secretary of the Senate.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer of this state is hereby authorised and required to refund to John Howard nineteen dollars and fifty six cents of tax he paid in the year 1820, over and above the tax he ought to have paid for a house and lot in the town of Cahawba, which was only begun and not nigh finished on the first day of January, 1820.

[Approved Dec. 22, 1820.]