AN ACT

To amend an act, entitled "An act to regulate the proceedings in the Courts of Laws and Equity, in this State."

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the commissioners of revenue and roads, hereafter to be elected in each and every county in this state, shall be commissioned in the manner hereinafter prescribed.

Sec. 2. and be it further enacted, That within five days after each and every annual election, it shall be the duty of the sheriff of each county, to return to the judge of the county court a list of the four persons having the greatest number of votes, whose duty it shall be to commission them; and the said persons so commissioned, shall before they proceed to the discharge of their duties, take and subscribe the following oath, to wit: I, ________ do solemnly swear, (or affirm, as the case may be,) that I will faithfully discharge the duties imposed on me as the commissioner of revenue and roads, for the county of __________ so help me God.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That should a vacancy occur, the judge of the county court together with the commissioners of revenue and roads in the office, are hereby authorized and require to fill such vacancy; and the person or persons so appointed, shall hold their office until the next annual election.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That hereafter whenever the judge of any county court in this state, shall fail to meet the commissioners of revenue and roads, by the second day of the term, of any regular court, then and in that case, the said commissioners or a majority of them, shall proceed to transact the business devolving on said court.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That commissioners of revenue and roads, shall hereafter be exempt from serving on


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juries, working on roads, or performing ordinary militia duty, during the time they act as such.

(Approved, Dec. 29, 1823.)

AN ACT

To compel parties to a suit who plead the loss of any instrument in writing under which they claim a benefit, to make oath of the truth of such pleading.

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, no declaration, plea or replication, which sets forth or states any obligation or instrument of writing under which such party claims a benefit, and which is alledged to be lost, and not in the power of the party to produce said instrument or obligation in court, shall be received in any of the truth of such statement in his declaration, plea or replication as the case may be.

(Approved, Dec. 31, 1823.)

AN ACT

Regulating the fees of Justices, Constables and Lawyers.

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 eighteenth section of an act entitled, an act to revise, consolidate, and amend the several acts relative to Justices of the Peace and Constables, passed December twenty-seventh eighteen hundred and fourteen, as authorizes the sheriff and his deputies to execute any process directed to him or them, by a justice of quorum or of the peace be, and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the 29th section of the above recited act so far as it relates to constable’s fees, be, and the same is hereby re-enacted; and all acts and parts of acts contrary to the provisions of that part of said section, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act, it shall not be lawful for Justices of the Peace to demand and receive for the services herein mentioned, any other fees than those thereunto respectively annexed, viz: Issuing each warrant, summons, subpoena or notice, twelve and a half cents; issuing attachment fifty cents; taking attachment, stay or otherbond, twelve and a half cents; each appeal with proceedings theron including bond, twenty-five cents; each necessary certificate and affidavit, twelve and a half cents; each mitimus or recognizance, twenty-five cents; each judgment, twelve and a half cents; each execution, twelve and a half cents.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That counsellors and attorneys at laws shall be entitled to receive none other than the following fee, co-wit: For prosecuting or defending a suit in the county court two dollars; for like services in the circuit court three dollars; for prosecuting or defending a


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suit in chancery ten dollars; for prosecuting or defending a mixed or real action, when the title or bounds of lands are in question, fifteen dollars.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That if any counsellor or attorney at law shall either directly or indirectly, charge or receive, a large fee than is allowed in the forgoing section, without making a special contract for the same, he shall be liable to a prosecution for extortion.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That hereafter no lawyer shall be entitled to receive more than two per cent for collecting any money, unless a special contract is made to the contrary.

Sec 7. Be it further enacted. That this act shall commence and be in force from and after the first day of June next.

[Approved, Dec. 31, 1823.]

AN ACT

Concerning Writs of Certiorari.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That all causes hereafter removed by writ of certiorari shall stand for trial at the first term of the court, to which the same is returnable.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the clerk of the court after issuing any writ of certiorari, is hereby authorized and required, at the request of either of the parties, to issue subpoenas as for witnesses returnable to the same term to which the writ of certiorari is returnable.

(Approved, Dec. 9, 1823.)

AN ACT

Supplementary to the laws respecting Garnishment.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That whenever hereafter on the rendition of judgment, any plaintiff or other creditable person shall take the oath required by the third section of an act entitled, an act supplemental to the laws now governing judicial proceedings, passed November twenty-first, eighteen-hundred and eighteen, before any clerk of the circuit or county court, the said clerk shall issue a summons to the person or persons alledged by said oath to be indebted to, or having effects of said defendant defendants, in his or their hands, to appear at the next term of the court for which he may be clerk, as garnishee or garnishees and said court shall examine and proceed against such garnishee or garnishees, in the manner required by the law against garnishees in original attachment.

(Approved, Dec. 17, 1823.)


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AN ACT

To compel defendants to bills of injunction to give bond and security, before they shall have the benefit of executions on their judgments at law.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, General Assembly convened, That from and after the passing of this act, the defendant or defendants to any bill or bills of injunction, where said bill or bills may be dissolved on an interlocutory order or orders, of the courts exercising chancery jurisdiction, and said bill or bills after such interlocutory order or orders of dissolution, shall be set for hearing; it shall be the duty of the court before whom such order orders of dissolution may be made, to require of the defendant or defendants to any bill or bills of injunction, bond and security, payable to the complaint or complaints, in double the amount of the sum enjoined on the judgment at law, conditioned to refund the money interest and costs to the complainant or complainants, in the event of said judgment or judgments at law, being perpetually enjoined on the final hearing of said bill or bills of injunction.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the e bond and security taken as aforesaid in the event of said bill or bills of injunction, being perpetuated on the final hearing, shall have the force and effect of a judgment, and executions may issue thereon against the principal and security as on forth-coming bonds for the delivery of property on the day of sale; eecept, that the decree shall be conclusive evidence of a forfeiture of any such bind or bonds, and an endorsement on said bond or bonds that the same is or are forfeited, shall not be necessary.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all acts and parts of acts contrary to the provisions of this act, be, and the same are hereby repealed.

[Approved December 17th, 1823.]

AN ACT

To prevent fraudulent conveyances.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That all property mortgaged, or under any deed of trust or other legal incumbrance, which may afterwards be removed to any county in this state, the same shall be liable to the payment of any debts which the holder of such mortgaged property may contract, after his settlement in such county, unless the mortgaged, deed of trust, or incumbrance, covering such property removed as aforesaid, shall be duly recorded in the clerks’ office of the county court of the county, to which such property may be removed, within six months, unless the person bringing such incumbered property into any county in this state, shall have removed from another state; in which case one year shall be allowed for the recording of any such mortgage, deed of trust, or


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other legal incumbrance, after such settlement as aforesaid: Provided however, That after such record, duly made, the provisions herein shall cease to take effect: Provided also, That this act shall not be construed to affect any mortgage, deed of trust, or other legal incumbrance, existing at the time of the passage thereof.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect and be in force, from and after the first day of April next.

(Approved, Dec. 29, 1823.)

AN ACT

Restricting officers from taking commissions on costs collected by them on executions.

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, it shall not be lawful for any constable, sheriff, or coroner in this state, to calculate, exact and collect, commissions on the costs taxed on any execution or executions put in their hands; allowed by law on the principal, damages and interest.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any sheriff or coroner, to execute process in civil cases issued by any justice of the peace, except attachments; and where any civil process issued by any justice of the peace, is executed by any sheriff or coroner, (except as aforesaid) the same shall be null and void, and any of no effect no judgment thereon shall be rendered; any law to the contrary notwithstanding :Provided, That nothing herein contained shall prevent sheriffs and deputy sheriffs from completing business already by them commenced.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the law of costs shall be deemed and held as a penal law, and no fees shall be taken, but in cases expressly provided for by law.

(Approved, Dec. 31, 1823.)

AN ACT

To provide for the payment of State Witnesses.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That it shall be the duty of the county treasurer in each and every county in this state, to pay off and discharge all certificates which have been or may hereafter be granted to State Witnesses, according to the provisions of the eighth section of "an act, entitled an act concerning witnesses; passed February tenth, eighteen hundred and seven, out of any fines and forfeitures, which have, or may hereafter come into said county treasury.

(Approved, Dec. 31, 1823.)


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AN ACT

To increase the compensation of Jurors.

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, there shall be drawn in the mode now prescribed by law, forty-eight jurors, in each county in this State, where the circuit court shall sit more than one week, who shall be summoned to attend on the first day of the term of the court, and who shall serve during six days, and shall then be discharged: Provided, That the grand jury drawn from the said forty-eight jurors shall not be discharged until their business be finished or the court shall direct.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That at the same time of drawing jurors mentioned in the first section of this act, there shall be twenty - four other jurors drawn, who shall be summoned by the sheriff to attend on the first day of the second week of the term; who shall also serve six days, and be then discharged.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That where any of the circuit courts of this state shall continue in session for a longer term than two weeks, then and in that case, twenty-four jurors shall be drawn and summoned in like manner to attend each week, the court may so continue in session.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That there shall be drawn in the mode now prescribed by law, forty-eight jurors in each county in this state, weere the circuit court shall sit for one week; who shall be summoned to attend as now prescribed by law.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the jurors summoned as aforesaid, shall each receive one dollar per day, for each day’s attendance at said courts; and four cents per mile in going to, and returning from said courts, and ferriages; to be paid in the manner now prescribed by law.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the sixth section of an act, entitled an act to form a sixth judicial circuit, and for other purposes therein mentioned, passed on the thirteenth of December, eighteen hundred and twenty-one, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That all talesmen jurors within this state, who shall serve more than one day on the same issue, shall be entitled to prove their service and receive the same per diem pay that is now allowed to those of the original venire facias.

[Approved, Dec. 31, 1823.]

AN ACT

To legalize registering and recording certain deeds or conveyances of land in this 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 any person or persons in this state who have had a deed or deeds of land executed to them, and have


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failed to have the same registered and recorded by within the time prescribed by law, that it shall be lawful for the said delinquents within six months after the passage of this act, to have the same registered and recorded in the manner prescribed by law; and duly certified copy thereof, shall be valid and read in evidence in any court of law or equity in this state: Provided, the original deed cannot be obtained, any law to the contrary notwithstanding: And Provided, That this act shall not be so construed as to interfere with the legal rights of individuals who may have been concerned in the purchase of such lands.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act, any deed or conveyance of lands, tenements or hereditaments, lying and being in this state, which shall be made and executed after the passage of this act, shall be void and of no effect against a subsequent bona fide purchaser or a mortgage, for a valuable consideration, not having notice thereof, unless such deed or conveyance shall be acknowledged or proved and certified, and lodged within six Calender months after the time of signing, sealing and delivering the same, with the clerk of the county court, in the county in which the said lands, tenements, or hereditaments are situated, to be recorded by the said clerk: Provided nevertheless, That such deed or conveyance shall, as between the parties and their heirs, be valid and operative.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That any deed or deeds of lands heretofore acknowledge or probate, before any justice of the peace, shall be valid and operative under the provisions of this act, and the same are hereby legalized: and any deed or deeds for lands heretofore acknowledged, or probated before any justice of the peace, judge of the county court, or judge of the circuit court, shall be invalid and operative: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prejudice the rights of persons not a party to any such deed or deeds.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That so much of a former law as requires deeds or conveyances of lands, tenements or hereditaments in this state, to be registered and recorded within three Calender months after the making thereof, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

(Approved Dec. 9, 1823.)

AN ACT

For the better regulating the Public Officers in the several counties in this State.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That from and after the passage of this act, if any from the county he resides in, for the term of four months, that the office he may hold be vacated.


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Sec. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That should any of the vacancies above contemplated occur, it is hereby made the duty of the judge of the county court in which such vacancy may occur, if within his knowledge, immediately to certify the same under his hand and seal to the person, officer or tribunal appointed by law to fill the same; and if complaint shall at any time be made to him of any such vacancy, it is hereby made the duty of the sad judge, to inquire into the same, and if found true, to certify as above.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That when any such certificate shall be made to the proper person, officer or tribunal, shall immediately fill such vacancy.

(Approved, Dec. 31, 1823.)

AN ACT

To provide for contesting the elections of Justices of the Peace and Constables.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That hereafter when any election shall be holden either for a justice of the peace or for constable, within the limits of any captains’ company in the several counties in this state, it shall be the duty of the persons holding such elections, to retain in their possession, sealed up and secured, the tickets or votes given in at such election for the space of fifteen days; and should notice be given to them within that time by any of the candidate that the election will be contested, then to make return of all the tickets of votes, given in at any such election, to the clerk of the county court, who shall keep the same, together with their certificate of the person elected, (for the space of fifteen days) in order that said elections may be contested by any one being a candidate: Provided, That if the notice as aforesaid should not be given to the persons aforesaid, within the period aforesaid, it shall be their duty to destroy the tickets or votes as is now in other cases prescribed by law.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when any election for justice or constable, aforesaid, shall be contested, the person or persons contesting the same, shall within the said fifteen days, days notify the clerk of the county court in writing, of such his intentions thereof: it shall within the said fifteen days, notify the clerk of the county court in writing, of such his intentions thereof: it shall be the duty of the clerk to issue a summons to all the candidates offering either to fill justices places or constables, as the case may be, requiring them to appear on a certain day in said county court, and shew cause, if any they have, why the certificate of the election should not be returned, as is now required by law.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall also be the duty of the clerk to issue a summons to any two justices of the peace, requiring them to attend on the same day

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within the candidates, and to sit with the judge of the county court; who or a majority of whom, shall have full power to hear and determine, whether the said election has been legally or illegally conducted; they shall direct the election has been lawfully conducted; they shall direct the clerk to send on certificate to that effect, certifying to the Governor the person duly elected; and should they determine the election to be void, upon a full hearing of all the facts and circumstances, they shall order the clerk to certify the same to the captain in whose company the election was held, who shall thereupon order a new election.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force from and after the passage thereof.

(Approved, Dec. 17, 1823.)

AN ACT

Restricting the recovery of claims against the counties respectively, in certain cases.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That all claims, dues, accounts, and demands, of every description whatsoever, which may be due to any person or persons, or bodies corporate, from any County in this State, shall be presented for allowance to the competent tribunal, within twelve months after they accrue, or become payable: Provide, That claims which may be now due by any County, shall no be barred until twelve months after the passage of this act.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That all claims, dues, accounts, and demands as aforesaid, not presented for allowance as is prescribed in the foregoing section, shall be barred from recovery, both in law and equity: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall affect the claims of minors, who have no guardians appointed, and persons non composmentis, until they may be provided for by law, or until twelve months after the removal of any such inability.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the clerks of the several county courts to keep a correct list of the amounts of all claims allowed, as is provided for by this act, with the names of the persons to whom granted; which list shall be ready for inspection and examination of the judges of those respective county courts, and commissioners of revenue and roads, when they assess the county levy, and at all other times when required.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That this act shall commence, and be in force, from and after the first day of January next.

(Approved, Dec. 9, 1823.)


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AN ACT

Authorizing the County Court of Limestone county to make certain allowances 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 county court of Limestone county, be, and they are hereby authorized to draw on the treasurer of said county, in favor of the clerk of the county court, and the clerk of the circuit court of said county, for such sums of money as they may think reasonable and just, as a remuneration to said clerks, for office rent and stationary furnished by them respectively.

(Approved, Dec. 31, 1823.)

AN ACT

To change the time of holding the County Courts in Bibb and Pickens Counties.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the times of holding the county courts of Bibb county be changed from the first Mondays in January and July, to the third Mondays of January and July; and that all causes in said court which stand for trail and are returnable on the first Monday in January, stand for trail and be made returnable on the third Monday in January.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the courts held by the judge and commissioners of revenue and roads in Pickens county, shall hereafter be held on the third Mondays in February, May, August and November, in each and every year.

[Approved December 17th, 1823.]

AN ACT

To authorize the Stock-holders in the Tombeckbe Bank to remove the same.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That it shall be lawful for the stock-holders in the Tombeckbe Bank to remove the said bank, if it should be deemed advisable, to any other place in this state.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That a meeting of the stock-holders in said bank, may at any time hereafter be called by the president and directors for the purpose of ascertaining their sense on the question of removing the said bank; by giving four weeks previous notice of the time and place of meeting, in some new-papers published in the city of Mobile; and the object for which the said meeting is called. And in any meeting thus called, the stock-holders may vote either in person or by proxy; and on the said question each share shall be entitled to one vote, and a majority of the whole number of votes shall be necessary to remove the said bank, and if removed, to determine the place to which it shall be removed. The president and


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directors for the time being, shall have power and authority to appoint five stock holders, not of the board of directors, judges, who shall receive the votes and decide all questions arising in the said meeting: Provided, That the permission herein granted shall not extend to authorize a second removal of said bank.

(Approved, Dec. 31, 1823.)

AN ACT

To amend the Charter of Tombeckbe Bank.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That hereafter, all bills and notes, issued by the presidents directors and company of the Tombeckbe Bank, for the payment of a sum of money not less than fifty dollars each, and payable to the order of some person or persons, may be made payable at any time not exceeding one Hundred and twenty days from the date thereof.

(Approved, Dec. 29, 1823.)

AN ACT

To repeal in part and amend the act to establish a Bank in the town of Mobile, passed on the 20th days of November in the year 1818.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House and Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the corporation of the bank in the town of Mobile shall be, and is hereby authorized to issue bills or notes for sums not less than fifty dollars, payable at periods not exceeding one hundred and twenty days; the said bills or notes being signed by the president and countersigned by the cashier thereof, promising the payment of money to any person or persons, his, her, or their order, obligatory, assignable, and negotiable, as prescribed in the eighth section of the above recited act.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That so much of the said act in the said eighth section, as to provide that the bills or notes as aforesaid, shall be made payable at periods not exceeding sixty days be, and the same is hereby repealed.

(Approved, Dec.17, 1823.)

AN ACT

To amend the Charter of the Planters’ and Merchants’ of Huntsville and to prove for the speedy resumption of specie payments thereby.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the Planters’ and Merchants’ Bank of Huntsville shall on or before the first day of August next, resume specie payments, shall not after said date fail or refuse to pay specie for any note or notes it may have issued, without the consent of the General Assembly of this State first obtained, authorizing the suspension of specie payment.

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ter the first day of August next it shall be ascertained, by note regularly protested for non-payment, that said Bank has refused to pay specie for any note it has issued, or may issue, then and in that event the charter of said Bank shall be forfeited, and the Governor is required to issue his proclamation declaring it null and void.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in the event of a forfeiture of the charter of said Bank being incurred under the provisions of this act, the stockholders thereof shall still continue to enjoy all their corporate powers unimpaired for the term of three years from the date of the proclamation declaring said forfeiture: Provided, the said president and directors shall make no new discounts or loans, but shall call in at the rate of five per cent, at the expiration of the first sixty days on the amount which may be due said Bank, at the time o such forfeiture, and the same amount at the expiration of each sixty days thereafter, until the whole amount of debts shall be paid.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That if at any time after a forfeiture of the charter of said Bank, and proclamation thereof made by the Governor in pursuance of the second second of this act, the said president and directors shall, in any way or manner, evade or violate the provisions contained in the foregoing section of this act, the said president and directors shall be liable each in their individual capacities to a fine of ten thousand dollars, to be recovered by motion in any court having jurisdiction of such amount, giving to the said president and to each of the directors against whom such motion may be made, twenty days’ notice of the time and place of making such motion; one half of said fine to go to the use of the informer, and the other half into the Treasury of this State: Provided however, That the president or any director who may be absent at the time of such violation, or who being present shall protest against the same, and give public notice thereof to the solicitor of the fifth judicial circuit within thirty days after such violation, shall not be subject to the fine hereby imposed.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the preceding sections of this act shall form a part of the charter of said Bank, so soon as the assent of a majority of the stockholders, both in number and scale of voting, as prescribed by the charter, and of the president and a majority of the directors thereof, signed by said stockholders, president and directors, with the seal of the corporation thereunto attached, shall be transmitted to the Governor of this State, together with an expose of the state and condition of the Bank; and the Governor is hereby authorized and required, on the receipt of said assent and expose, to order the writ of quo warranto depending against said Bank to be dismissed: Provided, the said Bank shall pay to the State all costs


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which may have been incurred in the prosecution of said writ.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That in case of a refusal or failure on the part of the stockholders, president and directors of said Bank, to give their assent and furnish an expose as aforesaid, on or before the first day of March next, then and in that case, this act shall be null and void, and the writ of quo warranto shall be prosecuted against said Bank as if this act had not passed.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the Governor upon the receipt of such assent and expose, be, and he is hereby, required to issue his proclamation, stating that fact; which shall be published in the Cahawba Press: and upon such publications the notes of said Bank shall be receivable in payment of all taxes, fines and forfeitures dues to this State.

Sec. 8. Be it further enacted, That nothing contained in the above recited act, whether accepted or rejected by the president, directors and company of the Planters’ and Merchants’ Bank of Huntsville, shall be constructed, as to lessen, impair or interfere in any wise whatever with the laws heretofore passed, giving summary process for the recovery of specie against said Bank to the holder or holders of any bank note or notes heretofore issued, or which may be hereafter issued by the president, directors and company of said Planter’s and Merchants’ Bank of Huntsville.

(Approved, Dec. 31, 1823.)