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Making appropriations for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four.

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 expenses of the civil list and other necessary charges of government namely: for the pay of the members of the General Assembly and their expenses at the present session, twenty-five thousand dollars; for the payment of the annual salary of the Governor of this state, two thousand dollars; for the payment of the annual salaries of the judges of the circuit courts, seventeen hundred and fifty dollars each, making ten thousand five hundred dollars; for the payment of the annual salaries of the secretary of state comptroller and treasurer, one thousand dollars each, making three thousand dollars; for the payment of the annual salary of the attorney general, three hundred dollars; for the payment of the annual salaries of the circuit solicitors, two hundred and fifty dollars each, making twelve hundred and fifty dollars for; the payment of the adjutant general, one hundred dollars for the payment of the quarter master-general, one hundred dollars; for the payment of the secretary of the Senate and clerk of the House of Representatives, each seven dollars per day; 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 of the House of Representatives, each four dollars per day; to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.


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Sec. 2. And be it further enacted That the sum of one hundred dollars be allowed the secretary fo the Senate for ex officio services in arranging the papers of the Senate and preparing the Journal for the press.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred dollars be allowed the clerk of the House of Representatives for ex officio services in arranging the public papers and preparing a Journal for the press.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated as compensation to the secretary of state, for copying the Laws and Journals of the present session of the General Assembly and preparing them for the press.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred dollars be allowed the comptroller of public accounts for clerk hire paid by him during the present session.

(Approved, Dec. 31, 1823.)

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Making appropriations for certain claims against the State 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 the sum of eight hundred dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of the road commissioners appointed under the act of the seventeenth of December, one thousand eight hundred and twenty one, is so much should be necessary to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated: Provided, That the same shall be reimbursed out of the three per cent fund, when so much thereof shall be received.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the sum of seven hundred dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of the returning officers, appointed under the act of the last session, entitled "An act to divide the State into Districts for electing Representatives to Congress," if so much should be necessary, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and fifteen dollars and twenty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of William Campbell, jailer of Morgan county, for provisions furnished to certain prisoners in the jail of said county.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the sum of thirty-two dollars and forty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Jonathan Rhodes, jailer of Lauderdale county for provisions furnished to certain prisoners in the jail of said county.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the sum of sixty-three dollars and twenty cents be and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of John W. Gregory, jailer of St. Clair county for provisions furnished to certain prisoners in the jail of said county.

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Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That the sum of seventy-four dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of C. B. Roundtree, late sheriff of Lauderdale county, for provisions furnished James C. H. Willbourne, late a state prisoner in the jail of said county.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That the sum of thirty-six dollars and forty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Joseph N. Baker, sheriff of Lauderdale county for provisions furnished Peter H. Roberts, a state prisoner in the jail of said county.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty-nine dollars and twenty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of John Massey, sheriff of St. Clair county, for provisions furnished to certain prisoners in the jail of said county.

Sec. 9. Be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty-five dollars and sixty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Richard D. Doyle, jailer of Lauderdale county for provisions furnished James Branson, a state prisoner in the jail of said county.

Sec. 10. Be it further enacted, That the sum of thirty-two dollars and eighty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Jacob Lindsay jailer of Marengo county, for provisions furnished to certain prisoners in the jail of said county.

Sec. 11. Be it further enacted, That the sum of thirty-seven dollars and twenty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Silas Parsons, sheriff of Jackson county, for provisions furnished to certain prisoners in the jail of said county.

Sec. 12. Be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of James F. Roberts, for his services ten days acting judge advocate of a general court martial, covered in the city of Mobile on the third Monday in April, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two.

Sec. 13. Be it further enacted, That the sum of fifteen dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Edward Herndon, for three days’ services acting judge advocate of a general court martial, convened at Greensborough on the tenth January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two.

Sec. 14. Be it further enacted, That the sum of five dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of James B. Holman, for one days service acting judge advocate of a general court martial, convened at Huntsville on the twentieth September last.

Sec. 15. Be it further enacted, That the sum of five dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of R. B. Watson, for one days service acting judge advocate of a general court martial, convened at Selma on the fifteenth September last.

Sec. 16. Be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty-five dollars and thirty-eight cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of William R. Morrison, late tax collector of Dallas county, being for the amount of insolvencies for the


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year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two allowed by the county court of said county.

Sec. 17. Be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of David Cobb, for apprehending Burkett Green, (charged with the murder of Warren Hart,) and conveying him to the jail of Madison county in pursuance of a reward offered by His Excellency the acting Governor on the tenth of August, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one.

Sec. 18. Be it further enacted, That the sum of four hundred and twenty-three dollars and twenty cents be, and the same is h hereby appropriated to the payment of Timothy Merrick, jailer of Mobile county, for provisions furnished to certain prisoners in the jail of said county.

Sec. 19. Be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and forty-five dollars and sixty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Josiah D. Lister, sheriff of Washington county, for provisions furnished to certain prisoners in the jail of said county.

Sec. 20. Be it further enacted, That the sum of forty-eight dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of William B. Walls, sheriff of Clarke county, for provisions furnished to certain prisoners in the jail of said county.

Sec. 21. Be it further enacted, That the sum of fifteen dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of John Wallace, for taxes improperly paid by him in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty.

Sec. 22. Be it further enacted, That the sum of fifteen dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Abijah Yager, for taxes improperly paid by him in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty.

Sec. 23. Be it further enacted, That the sum of fifteen dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of the legal representative of Stephen Potts, deceased, for taxes improperly paid in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty.

Sec. 24. Be it further enacted, That the sum of ten dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Ansel Sawyer, for two days services acting judge advocate of a general court martial held at the court house in the county of Bibb, on the eighteenth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and two, and on the twenty-second day of February last.

Sec. 25. Be it further enacted, That the sum of eleven dollars and twenty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Lee Slaughter, sheriff of Baldwin county, for provisions furnished Peter Anderson, a prisoner in the jail of said county.

Sec. 26. Be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty-one dollars and twenty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of John Henderson, jailer of Lawrence county, for provisions furnished slaves Henry and Peter, during their confinement in the jail of said county.

Sec. 27. Be it further enacted, That the sum of nine dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of John A. Meroney, for his services as bailiff attending the circuit court of Shelby county, April and October terms, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three.


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Sec. 28. Be it further enacted, That the sum of four dollars and fifty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of John Lawler, for his services as bailiff attending the circuit court of Shelby county, April term, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three.

Sec. 29. Be it further enacted, That the sum of thirteen dollars and fifty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of William Davis, for his services as bailiff attending the circuit court of Shelby county, October terms in the years one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two and on thousand eight hundred and twenty-three.

Sec. 30. Be it further enacted, That the sum of six dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Daniel McNair, for his services as bailiff attending the circuit court of Shelby county, October term, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three.

Sec. 31. And be it further enacted, That the sum of sixteen dollars and fifty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Joel D. Harris, for his services as bailiff attending the circuit court of Lawrence county, November term one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, and February term one thousand eight hundred and twenty.

Sec. 32. Be it further enacted, That the sum of nine dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Bazil Gray, for his services as bailiff attending the circuit court of Clarke county, April term, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two.

Sec. 33. Be it further enacted, That the sum of seven dollars and fifty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Hendrick Williamson, for his services as bailiff attending the circuit court of Clarke county, October term, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one.

Sec. 34. Be it further enacted, That the sum of six dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Roswell Ford, for his services as bailiff attending the circuit court of Clarke county, October term, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two.

Sec. 35. Be it further enacted, That the sum of fifteen dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of William L. Buckham, for his services as bailiff attending the circuit court of Clarke county.

Sec. 36. Be it further enacted, That the sum of two thousand and seventy-four dollars and seventy-two cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Daniel Rather, jailer of Madison county, for provisions furnished to certain prisoners in the jail of said county.

Sec. 37. Be it further enacted, That the sum of seven dollars and sixty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of David Boshart, sheriff of Decatur county, for finding certain prisoners in the jail of said county.

Sec. 38. Be it further enacted, That the sum of fifteen dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Joshua W. Hooper, for his services as bailiff attending the circuit court of St. Clair county, April and October terms, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three.


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Sec. 39. Be it further enacted, That the sum of seven dollars and seventy-five cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Richard B. Purdom, for his services making out a supplemental assessment for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one.

Sec. 40. Be it further enacted, That the sum of ten dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of George Coulter, for his services as prosecuting attorney on the part of the state, in the trial of negro slave Hector, in Lauderdale county, on the tenth day of July last.

Sec. 41. Be it further enacted, That the sum of ninety-eight dollars and eighty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of John M. Bates, sheriff of Greene county, for provisions furnished to certain prisoners in the jail of said county.

Sec. 42. Be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty-six dollars and eight cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of James A. Bates, jailer of Greene county, for provisions furnished to certain prisoners in the jail of said county.

Sec. 43. Be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred and seventy-eight dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of William B. Allen, for printing done for both branches of the legislature the present session.

Sec. 44. Be it further enacted, That the sum of twelve dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of George Kreps, for a table and book case for the clerk of the House of Representatives.

Sec. 45. Be it further enacted, That the sum of ninety-eight dollars and fifty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of John B. Norris, sheriff of Dallas county, for his services attending the supreme court, room rent and contingencies, June and December terms, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three.

Sec. 46. Be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars and eighteen cents be and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of R. B. Watson, door-keeper of the House of Representatives, for stationary, fuel, candles &c. furnished this House during the present session.

Sec. 47. Be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and twenty-nine dollars & fifty-five cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Thomas H. Wiley, for stationary, &c. furnished both branches of the legislature during the present session, and for the executive, treasurer and comproller’s office.

Sec. 48. Be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred and sixty-eight dollars and thirteen cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Jesse Beene, clerk of the supreme court of this state, for services rendered in state causes in said court, and for recording in a well bound book the decisions of the said supreme court from its commencement to this time.

Sec. 49. Be it further enacted, That the sum of ten dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of C. F. Stewart, for two days’ services as judge advocate of a general court martial, held at Canton in December, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three.


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Sec. 50. Be it further enacted, That the sum of thirty five dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of the legal representatives of George V. Dick, deceased, for taking charge of the public furniture, pursuant to a resolution of the General Assembly passed the last session.

Sec. 51. Be it further enacted, That the sum of sixty-two dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Micajah Shirley, jailer of Conecuh county, for provisions furnished certain state prisoners confined in the jail of said county.

Sec. 52. Be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred and seventy dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of William Holbrook, for provisions furnished prisoners in the jail of Autauga county.

Sec. 53. And be it further enacted, That the amounts hereby appropriated shall not be drawn but upon the production of the evidence required by the existing laws, or the correctness of the claims hereby provided for, to the comptroller of public accounts.

Sec. 54. And be it further enacted, That the sum of thirty-one dollars and eighty-seven and one half cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Ezekiel Henry, sheriff of Shelby county, for victualling John Goodman and George Thompson, who were committed to his care, on a charge of having passed counterfeit money.

Sec. 55. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing of this act, the accounts of bailiffs for services attending the circuit courts, shall be paid out of the county treasuries.

Sec. 56. Be it further enacted, That the sum of ninety-six dollars and forty cents be, and the same is hereby allowed and appropriated to Thaddeus A. Reed, jailer of Jefferson county for victualling Henry Speck and M. Gillam, state prisoners in the jail of said county, pursuant to an allowance of the circuit court of said county.

Sec. 57. Be it further enacted, That William Roswell be allowed the sum of twenty-three dollars thirty one and a quarter cents for postage paid by him on business of the state.

Sec. 58. Be it further enacted, That the sum of forty-three dollars and fifty cents be appropriated, if so much should be necessary, for the payment of sundry certificates to constables for attending the circuit court of Jefferson county.

Sec. 59. Be it further enacted, That the sum of thirty-five dollars be allowed and appropriated to the payment of William B. Allen, for printing done by order of the Governor.

Sec. 60. Be it further enacted, That the sum of three hundred and forty-six dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Thaddeus A. Reed, jailer of Jefferson county, for victualling John Goodman, John Reed, Thomas Davis, William Burnett, Jacob Jackson, Henry Speck, Richard Corbit and James Covey, state prisoners confined in the jail of said county, all of whom are reported to be insolvent.

Sec. 61. Be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty nine dollars and forty-nine cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Thomas O. Meux, Stephen Steele, William Lee, Thomas White and Jack F. Ross, if as much should be necessary, for money overpaid into the treasury: to be paid


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out of the fund arising from the sale of lots in the town of Cahawba.

Sec. 62. Be it further enacted, That the sum of ninety-one dollars and fifty cents, be appropriated for the payment of stationary, fuel, and other expenses of the Senate during the present session, to be paid to M. D. Thomason, door keeper thereof.

Sec. 63. Be it further enacted, That a sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of carrying the State Bank into operation, to be drawn on the certificates of the Governor.

Sec. 64. Be it further enacted, That the comptroller of public accounts is hereby required to draw warrants on the state treasury, for the above appropriations, upon the production to him of evidence in support of the same pursuant to the existing laws; which evidence shall be by him filed away in his office.

Sec. 65. Be it further enacted, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby appropriated for the payment of Daniel Rather, jailer of Madison county, for keeping in the jail of said county the following persons, to wit: John Skelton, of Franklin county, from the twenty first of December, eighteen hundred and twenty-two until the thirtieth of September, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, both days included, at forty cents per day, the sum of one hundred and thirteen dollars and sixty cents. For keeping David M. Smithson, from the county of Franklin from the ninth day of June, eighteen hundred and twenty-three until the eleventh day of October, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, both days included, at forty cents per day, the sum of forty dollars. For keeping Westley, (a negro man slave belonging to Mr. Goodlaw,) of Franklin county, from the twenty-second of April, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, until the second day of June, eighteen hundred and twenty three, both days included, at forty cents per day, the sum of sixteen dollars and eighty cents. For keeping James Springer, of Marion county, from the eleventh of June, eighteen hundred and twenty-three until the seventh of July, eighteen hundred and twenty-three both days included, at forty cents per day, the sum of ten dollars and eighty cents. For keeping Jessee Bethea, of Lauderdale county, from the twenty-eighth day of April, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, until the ninth day of September, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, both days included, at forty cents per day the sum of fifty four dollars: Provided, the comptroller shall not issue his warrant for the above sums, in favor of said Daniel Rather, jailer of Madison county, until he shall produce the several accounts above state, duly authenticated according to law.

Sec. 66. Be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and twenty-seven dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriaated to the payment of John Martin, assistant adjutant general of the fifth brigade, upon the production of legal testimony, to establish the same as is herein provided.

Sec. 67. And be it further enacted, That twenty dollars be allowed Jesse Beene, for prosecuting in behalf of th state as attorney general at the October term of the circuit court of the county of Wilcox, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three.

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AN ACT

Refunding Benjamin Sherrod Taxes improperly paid.

Section 1. Be it further enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the treasurer of this state refund to Benjamin Sherrod, out of any monies in the treasury, the amount of taxes improperly paid by the said Sherrod, on fifteen hundred and eleven acres of first rate land, in the years eighteen hundred and twenty-two and twenty-three.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the treasurer of the county of Lawrence, refund to Benjamin Sherrod, out of any moneys in the county treasury, the amount of county taxes improperly paid by said Sherrod on fifteen hundred and eleven acres of first rate land, in the years eighteen hundred and twenty-two and twenty-three.

(Approved, Dec. 9, 1823.)

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For the relief of James Slaughter, tax collector of Limestone County in the year 1821.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the comptroller be, and he is hereby authorized and required to release so much of a judgment obtained against James Slaughter, and Randolph Mitchell and Edward Smith as his securities, as tax collector for the county of Limestone for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, in favor of the state of Alabama, in the county court of Dallas county, as will leave a balance in favor of the state against them, of the sum of three hundred and ten dollars eighty-six and one fourth cents, with interest thereon from the day on which the same should have been paid, to the rendition of the judgment, at the rate of eight per cent. per annum, together with fifteen per cent, damage on said sum of three hundred and ten dollars eighty-six and one-fourth cents, besides the cost of said suit.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the credit given on the execution issued to the sheriff of Limestone county, of one hundred and sixty dollars, be credited on the balance remaining against them, the said James Slaughter, Randolph Mitchell and Edward Smith, as contemplated in the first section hereof.

(Approved, Dec. 9, 1823)

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For the relief of Robert H. Gregg, tax collector of Wilcox County for the year 1820.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the comptroller of public accounts is hereby authorized and required to issue his warrant in favor of the said Robert H. Gregg, for whatever amount the county


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court of Wilcox county shall allow the said Robert H. Gregg for insolvencies in the tax list for the year eighteen hundred and twenty.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum so allowed shall not exceed eighty dollars and seventy-eight cents, taking into view the sum of forty-five dollars now in the hands of said Robert H. Gregg: Provided, That if the sum so allowed shall not amount to the sum of forty-five dollars, then and in that case the said Robert H. Gregg shall be compelled to pay the excess into the treasury of this state.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said Robert H. Gregg shall be allowed nine months from the passing of this act, for the purpose of completing his collection of taxes for the year eighteen hundred and twenty, if there should remain any yet due and unpaid.

(Approved, December 31, 1823.)

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For the relief of the Tax collectors in certain Counties therein named.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the tax collector of Marengo county be allowed until the first day of March next, to make his collections and pay the same into the public treasury; on his entering into bond, with sufficient security, to be approved as in the case of an original bond, for the faithful discharge of his duty as collector.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the tax collector of the county of Lawrence, for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-three, be allowed until the first Monday in April next, to make his collections and pay the same into the public treasury; on his entering into bond with sufficient security, to be approved as in the case of an original bond, for the faithful discharge of his duty as collector.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of the second section of this act shall extend to the tax collectors of Lauderdale and Limestone counties, under the same restrictions that it does to the tax collector of Lawrence county.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That Littleberry Maldin, be allowed until the first Monday of April next, to complete the assesments, and pay into the state treasury the balance of the taxes due from the county of Madison for the present year, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three; on condition, that he shall enter into bond and security to be approved of by the judge of the county court conditioned for the payment of the amount of the balance due from said county into the state treasury at the time herein designated.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the tax collectors hereby intended to be relieved, shall pay land office money or specie into the treasury.

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Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the tax collector of Blount county, be allowed until the first day of March next, upon his complying with the provisions of the second section of this act.

Sec. 7 And be it further enacted, That the tax collector of Conecuh county, be and he is hereby allowed until the first day of March next, to settle with the treasurer for the balance of tax due from said county.

(Approved, Dec. 31, 1823.)

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For the relief of Thomas Berry.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the treasurer of this state is hereby authorized to receive of Thomas Berry, tax collector for the county of Jackson the arrearages of the tax for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, in bills or notes, on the Planters’ and Merchants’ Bank of Huntsville.

(Approved, Dec. 31, 1823)

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For the relief of Benjamin Hatch.

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 the state road leading from Cahawba to Mobile as runs through the plantation of Benjamin Hatch in Clarke county, be, and the same is hereby abolished.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said state road shall run from the head of Carroll-street eastwardly until it strikes the dividing line between the land of the said Benjamin Hatch and Sebastion Houpt; thence directly north upon the line between the said Benjamin Hatch and the aforesaid Sebastion Houpt one half mile; and from thence the best and most direct way to intersect the road as marked by the commissioners.

Sec. 3 And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the overseer appointed to superintend the opening said road to cut and open the same in conformity with the provisions of this act, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

(Approved, Dec. 30, 1823.)