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AN  ACT

Making Appropriations for certain Claims against the State.

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 forty three dollars, and sixty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of James A. Bates, jailor  of Greene county, for provisions furnished certain prisoners in the jail of said county.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of eight hundred and fifty seven dollars, and twenty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Robert Caruthers, jailor of Madison county, for provisions furnished certain prisoners, confided in the jail of said county.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of John Slemens, for apprehending and prosecuting to conviction a certain person for horse stealing.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the sum of ninety eight dollars and forty cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Joseph N. Baker, sheriff of Lauderdale county, for provisions furnished certain persons confined in the jail of said county.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the sum of thirty-nine dollars and twenty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Silas Parsons, sheriff of Jackson county, for provisions furnished to certain persons in the jail of said county.


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Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the sum of eleven dollars and sixtycents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Elisha Easton, sheriff of Morgan county for provisions furnished certain persons in the jail of said county.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twelve dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Covington Edmondson, jailor of Limestone County, for provisions furnished certain persons in the jail of said county.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty-one dollars and seventyfive cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of John B. Norris, sheriff of Dallas county, for attending supreme court at June term, and contingencies.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the sum of six dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of James Moore, for attending on the circuit court at March term, 1823, as bailiff.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the sum of five dollars and fifty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Edward Strawn, for attending the circuit court of Jefferson county, as bailiff at September term 1823.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the sum of four dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of John W. Gregory, jailor of St. Clair county, for provisions furnished a prisoner in the jail of said county.

Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That the sum of six dollars, be, and, the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Henry Derrick, jailor of Decatur county, for provisions furnished a person in the jail of said county.

Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twelve hundred dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of the returning officers of the different counties in this state, for making returns of, and comparing the votes taken in their respective counties for electors of President and Vice-President.

Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That the sum of six dollars and forty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of John Hawkins, jailor of Marengo county, for provisions furnished to persons confined in the jail of said county.

Sec. 15. And be it further enacted That the sum of six dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Jacob Lindsay for provisions furnished a certain person in the jail of Marengo county.

Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That the sum of forty-six dollars and eighty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of James Windsor, jailor of Blount county, for provisions furnished certain persons in the jail of said county.

 


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Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the pay of Edward Herndon, for his services as judge advocate to a general court martial at Greensborough.

Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That the sum of four dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Alexander Porter, for attending the circuit court of Shelby county at October term, 1823, as bailiff.

Sec. 19. And be it further enacted, That the sum of four dollars and eighty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Samuel L. Caldwell, jailor of Butler county, for provisions furnished a person in the jail of said county.

Sec. 20. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty three dollars and sixty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Thomas Adams, sheriff of Marengo county, for provisions furnished persons confined in the jail of said county.

Sec. 21. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and eighteen dollars and eighty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of  Thadeus A. Read, jailor of Jefferson county for provisions furnished certain persons conned in the jail of said county.

Sec. 22.And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty dollars and fifty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Pleasant Wright, jailor of Green county, for provisions furnished a prisoner confined in the jail of said county.

Sec. 23. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty-four dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of John Cunningham, jailor of St. Clair county, for provisions furnished a certain person in the jail of said county.

Sec. 24. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two thousand two hundred and seventy-two dollars and thirtyfour cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of the tax collection of the different counties of this state for taking the census of their respective counties.

Sec. 25.And be it further enacted, That the sum of eleven dollars and fifty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Thomas Ashford, for his services as bailiff, in attending the circuit court of Lawrence county, before the thirtyfirst day of December, 1823.

Sec. 26. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty dollars and eighty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of John Stone, jailor of Lawrence county, for provisions furnished persons confined in the jail of said county.

Sec. 27. And be it further enacted, That the sum of sixty-four dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated for, the payment of John Henderson,  jailor of Lawrence county, for provisions furnished persons confined in the jail of said county.

 


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Sec. 28. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty-two dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Alexander McNutt, for his services as bailiff, in attending the circuit court of Lawrence county, before the thirtyfirst day of December, 1823.

Sec. 29. And be it further enacted, That the sum of eight dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Aaron Burleson, for his services as bailiff in attending the circuit courts of Lawrence county before the thirty first day of December, 1823.

Sec. 30. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty-six dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Robert Rogers, for his services as bailiff in attending the circuit courts of Lawrence county, before the thirtyfirst day of December, 1823.

Sec. 31. And be it further enacted, That the sum of four dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Samuel Erwin, for his services as bailiff in attending the circuit court of Lawrence county, before the thirty-first day of December, 1823.

Sec. 32. And be it further enacted, That the sum of four dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Jesse B. Roberts, for his services as bailiff in attending the circuit court of Lawrence county, before the thirty-first day of December, 1823.

Sec. 33. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty-four dollars and eighty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of John Massey, sheriff of St. Clair county, for provisions furnished to certain persons confined in the jail of said county.

Sec. 34. And be it further enacted, That the sum of thirty seven dollars and sixty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of David C. Frasier, jailor of St. Clair county, for provisions furnished persons confined in the jail of said county.

Sec. 35. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred and thirty dollars and twenty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Henry V. Chamberlain, sheriff of Mobile county, for provisions furnished persons confined in the jail of said county.

Sec. 36. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred and twenty-nine dollars and twenty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of John B. Norris, sheriff of Dallas county, for provisions furnished persons in the jail of said county.

Sec. 37. And be it further enacted, That the sum of eighty-three dollars and twenty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Joseph Graham, former sheriff  of Dallas county for provisions furnished prisoners confined in the jail of said county.

Sec. 38. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the pay-

 


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ment of Robert Aiker, for apprehending and prosecuting to conviction a person charged with horse stealing.

Sec. 39. And be it further enacted, That the sum of thirty-eight dollars and eightyeight cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Stephen Pierce, former tax collector for Autauga county, for so much money by him overpaid into the state treasury, as tax collector as aforesaid.

Sec. 40. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and two dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of John Martin, sheriff of Montgomery County, for provisions furnished a prisoner confined in the jail of said county.

Sec. 41. And be it further enacted, That the sum of forty dollars and forty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Horatio Dade, sheriff of Clarke county, for provisions furnished prisoners confined in the jail of said county.

Sec. 42. And be it further enacted, That the sum of forty-three dollars and twenty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Daniel Cox, jailor of Pickens county, for provisions furnished certain prisoners confined in the jail of said county.

Sec. 43. And be it further enacted, That the sum of ninety-seven dollars and sixty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Robert Caruthers, jailor of Madison county, for provisions furnished prisoners in the jail of said county.

Sec. 44. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred and four dollars and forty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of John Archer, jailor of Mobile county, for provisions furnished prisoners confined in the jail of said county.

Sec. 45. And be it further enacted, That the sum of sixteen dollars, be, and, the, same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Robert H. Warren, late tax collector of Greene county, for insolvencies not allowed him in settling with the comptroller of public accounts.

Sec. 46. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twelve dollars and eighty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Thomas Adams, sheriff of Marengo county, for provisions furnished a prisoner in the jail of said county.

Sec. 47. And be it further enacted That the sum of one hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of the solicitor of the first judicial circuit in pursuance of a joint resolution of the General Assembly of this state, passed 20th Dec. 1823.

Sec. 48. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and thirty-nine dollars and fifty-two cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Charles Peerson, tax collector of Lawrence county, for the year 1822, in pursuance of an act of the present session.


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Sec. 49. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred thirty-nine dollars and twenty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the compensation of Timothy Merrick, jailor of Mobile county, for the sustenance of sundry prisoners legally committed to, and confined in the common jail of said county.

Sec. 50. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifteen dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the compensation of Harrison Cooper, a constable of Washington county, for attending the said court as bailiff of the grand jury, at three several terms.

Sec. 51. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of the quarter master general of this state, for his salary in the year 1823.

Sec. 52. And be it further enacted, That the sum of five dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Thomas Martindale, for services performed for the state, according to the order of the judge of Limestone circuit Court.

Sec. 53. And be it further enacted, That Hugh Henry, sheriff of Bibb county, be, and he is hereby allowed the sum of fifty four dollars; and forty cents, for victualling as prisoners, John C. Brown, Daniel Gentry, Jesse A. Brown, Benjamin Camp, and Smith Randall, state prisoners, on producing to the comptroller of public accounts sufficient vouchers, and the comptroller, on producing such vouchers, is hereby authorised to draw on the state treasury for the above sum.

Sec. 54. And be it further enacted, That a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for John B. Norris, sheriff of Dallas county, for the expenses of the supreme court during its session in December term, 1824: Provided, the judges shall certify so much to be correct.

Sec. 55. And be it further enacted, That the comptroller of public accounts, is hereby required to draw warrants on the state treasury, for the above appropriations.

Sec. 56. And be it further enacted,  That the amount of sixty dollars, is hereby allowed to Wm. T. Glover, or so much thereof; as he may hereafter show he is entitled to, by an authenticated account, for feeding and securing certain state prisoners.

Sec. 57. And be it further enacted, That the following sums  be, and they are hereby set apart for the payment of the following persons, to wit: bailiffs attending the circuit court of  Washington county, to wit: to Alexander Faith, nine dollars; to William Chandler, seven dollars.

Sec. 58. And be it further enacted, That the sum of eleven dollars and twenty cents, be, and is hereby appropriated to John W. Berne, jailor of Lauderdale county, for victualing certain prisoners; and the sum of seven dollars to James

 


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Knox, for assessing taxes in Tuscaloosa county in eighteen hundred and twenty-one.

Sec. 59. And be it further enacted, That the sum of seventy-three dollars and fifty cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated to Robert Mays; for cleaning and repairing public arms:  Provided, the said Mays shall file his affidavit in the comptroller's, office previous  to obtaining a warrant therefor, that the charges are just, reasonable and usual, and the services actually rendered.

Sec. 60. And be it further enacted, hat the sum of five dollars, be, and hereby is appropriated to Allen Roberts, for taxes improperly assessed in Greene county, in the year 1828.

Sec. 61. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of William Kelly, for prosecuting writ of quo warranto against the Huntsville bank.

Sec. 62. And be it further enacted, That previous to issuing warrants, for any money appropriated for the payment of bailiff's tickets, the bailiffs shall file respectively, affidavits in writing in the comptroller's office, that they have not received the same or any part thereof, out of their county treasuries.

Sec. 63. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred dollars, be, and the same  is hereby appropriated to the payment of an allowance made at the last session of the General Assembly, to the legal representatives of Harry Toulmin, for services rendered by the said Harry Toulmin in digesting the laws of this state, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise disposed of.

Sec. 64. And be it further enacted,  That the following sums be, and the same are hereby appropriated to the persons herein named, to wit: To Phillip Flanigan, ten dollars, for repairs to state house; to John A. Cotton, twenty two dollars, for fuel the present  session; to Fielding Vaughan & Co. eleven dollars and ninety cents, for candles; to Thomas H. Wiley &  Co. ninety eight dollars thirty three and twothirds of a cent for stationary, candles, &c.; to John J. Crocheron, thirty one dollars and fifty eight cents; to John W. Rinaldi, the sum of one hundred and twenty eight dollars seventy seven cents, and to Matthew D. Thomason, fifty four dollars seventy-five cents, for repairs to the furniture and state house.

Sec. 65. And be it further enacted, That hereafter, the comptroller of public accounts, shall not allow and audit any account for feeding state prisoners, unless it appear by the allowance of the court, where the prisoner is convicted that the prisoner is insolvent and unable to pay the prison fees.

Sec. 66. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty-five dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated to Matthew D. Thomason, for keeping the state house


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and superintending the putting in a new gutter, and repairing the roof, and the repairing the Representative hall, and the furniture belonging to the state house.

Sec. 67. And be it further enacted, That James C. Ervin, late assessor and tax collector for the county of Wilcox, be, and he is hereby authorised to receive the comptroller's warrant, and draw on the treasurer of this state for the sure of fifteen dollars and thirteen cents, out of any money not otherwise appropriated, it being monies paid for taxes improperly assessed.

Sec. 68. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty-seven dollars, be,  and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Joseph Camp, for fuel; also, to Matthew D. Thomason the sum of thirty dollars, is hereby appropriated for fuel and cutting wood.

Sec. 69. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and thirty-six dollars, be, and is hereby appropriated for Norborne E. Chandler, tax collector for Monroe county, in the year eighteen hundred and twenty-three, it being the sum allowed him by an act of the General Assembly, passed at the present session, for bailiff's tickets received in payment of taxes for that year and not heretofore allowed.

Sec. 70. And be it further enacted, That the sum of three dollars and seventy-five cents, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of John W. Rinaldi, for paper furnished for the use of the General Assembly; and the sum of two dollars, to pay Thomas H. Wiley, for quills furnished the General Assembly.

Sec. 71. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty dollars be allowed Elijah Wyatt, for cutting wood for the use of the representative hall and clerk's rooms, to be paid out of any monies not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 72. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for the comptroller to issue warrants on the treasury for appropriations made in the thirty-seventh, fortieth and forty-fourth sections of this act, until he shall be furnished with legal vouchers establishing the same, pursuant to the existing laws.

[Approved, December 25, 1824.]

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AN ACT

Making bastards capable of inheriting and transmitting inheritance on the part of their mother.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That bastards shall be capable of inheriting or of transmitting inheritance on the part of their mother, in like manner as if they had been lawfully begotten of such mother; and shall also, be entitled to a distributive share of the personal estate of any of their kindred on the part of their mother, in like manner as if they had been lawfully begotten  of such mother.

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bastard on the part of his mother, shall be entitled to the distribution of the personal estate of such bastard in like manner as if such bastard had been lawfully begotten of his mother.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect from and after its passage.

[Approved, December 18, 1824.]

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AN ACT

To provide for the payment of Petit Jurors in the counties therein named, 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 petit jury in the counties of Henry, Pike Covington, Dale, Bibb, St. Clair and Autauga, shall in all civil cases on which verdicts shall be rendered by them, receive the sum of two dollars for each cause tried, to be paid by the plaintiff or successful party, at the time of rendering the verdict and the sum paid by the plaintiff or successful party, shall be taxed and collected in the bill of costs, for the use of the successful party.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the tax of two dollars on each suit now authorised by law to be taxed in the bill of costs, shall cease to be in force, so far as the same relates to suits hereafter brought in the circuit courts in the counties aforesaid.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of laws now in force, providing for the payment of petit jurors in the above named counties, be, and the same are hereby repealed.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the assessors and tax collectors for the counties of Blount, Baldwin, Walker, and Fayette, shall receive  the same rate of compensation for collecting the county, as for collecting the state tax.

(Approved, December 25, 1824.)

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AN ACT

For the relief of Thomas B. Tunstall.

Whereas, it appears to the General Assembly, That Thomas B. Tunstall, did in the year 1821, deliver a communication, which was not conceived by him to be at the time of delivering the same a challenge, and doubts having arisen,  what the correct construction of the communication is, and being convinced that he did not intend, by delivering the same to commit a violation of the law on the subject of duelling, Therefore,

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That hereafter in all cases where it may be necessary for Thomas B. Tunstall to take the duelling oath, prescribed by the act of the Legislature of this state, passed December sixth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty one, the oath shall be so framed as to permit him to swear, that he has not violated any of its provisions since the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two.

[Approved, December 25, 1824]

 


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AN  ACT

To repeal in part, and amend an act entitled, An act to raise a Revenue for the support of Government, until otherwise provided by law, passed December 27, 1822.

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 above recited act, as requires the comptroller of public accounts to give, notice to the defaulting bank or banks, through the medium of the Cahawba Press, be, and the same is hereby repealed, and that it shall hereafter be the duty of the comptroller, to publish the notice required by the act to which this is an amendment, in some newspaper published at the seat of government.

[Approved, December 25, 1824.]

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AN ACT

For the relief of John J. Burton, and Stephen Holt.

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 one hundred and thirtyone dollars and twenty cents, be, and the same is hereby allowed to John J. Burton, for services rendered by him to this state, in removing Thomas Neely from a jail in the state of Mississippi to Marengo county in this state, under a charge of negro stealing; and that the sum of sixty dollars be allowed to Stephen Holt, for apprehending and assisting to bring the said Neely to the jail aforesaid, for the crime aforesaid, and that the comptroller draw his warrant on the treasurer for the above amounts in favor of each of then respectively,

(Approved, December 24, 1824.)

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AN  ACT

To authorise the comptroller to issue its warrant on the state Treasurer in favor of Narborne E. Chandler, for a certain sum 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 comptroller is hereby authorised and directed to issue his warrant in favor of Norborne F. Chandler, for the sum of one hundred and thirtysix dollars, it being the amount of bailiff tickets received by the said Chandler, in the year 1823, as tax collector of Monroe county.

[Approved, December  24, 1824.]

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AN ACT

To extend the time of payment of part of the public Revenue of Washington county.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the collector of the public revenue of Washington county be allowed until the first day of March next to make his return, and make a full settlement with the treasurer of this state, for the present year: Provided, The said collector pay, into the treasury all the money he has collected, or may collect, before the first day of January next.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the provisions of the first section of this act shall not extend to the collector until he shall have given bond in the manner prescri-

 


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bed by law, in double the amount of the arrearages which may be due and unpaid; conditioned, that he will collect and pay over the sums due, within the time prescribed by the provisions of this act; which bond shall be approved by the judge of the county court of Washington county.

(Approved, December 24, 1824.)