AN ACT to alter the times of holding company martial.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That company courts martial of the militia of this state shall be hereafter holden on the days appointed for their succeeding musters.

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AN ACT declaring Paint Rock river a public highway.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, of the State of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That Paint Rock river of Jackson county, be, and the same is hereby declared a public highway, from its junction with the Tennessee river, up the same to the mouth of Larkin’s fork.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons shall fell any tree or trees, or build any fish trap or fish traps, or mill dam, so as to obstruct the free navigation of said stream, the person or persons so offending, on due proof thereof, shall be fined in a sum not exceeding twenty dollars before any justice of the peace; one half to the use of the informer, and the other half to the use of the county, and in addition to the fine imposed by this act, the person or persons offending as aforesaid, shall pay one dollar per day for every day such obstruction may be suffered to remain in said stream.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect, and be in a force, from and after the first day of March next.

(Approved, January 4, 1826.)

AN ACT to authorize Green Collier to erect a dam across Flint river, in Morgan county.

Whereas it appears to this general assembly, by the petition of Green Collier and other citizens of Madison county, that public convenience should be promoted and no material injury done to the navigation of Flint river, by permitting Green Collier to erect a dam across said river sufficiently high to throw the water, when low, into the channel on which said Collier now has a useful grist-mill and cotton-gin.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That Green Collier, be and he is hereby authorized and permitted to erect a dam across Flint river in Madison county below the head of navigation, sufficiently high to throw the water of said river, when low, into the channel on which said Collier now has a grist mill and cotton gin, for the purpose of aiding the operation of said mill and gin, provided nevertheless, that said dam shall be so constructed as to admit by a gateway or otherwise, an easy passage for boats, when the waters of said river are sufficiently high to be navigable at other places, heretofore declared navigable.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if said Green Collier shall erect a dam across Flint river, differently or higher than authorized in the first section of this act, and thereby obstruct the navigation thereof when the same is navigable at other places heretofore declared to be navigable, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of ten dollars for each and every week, such unlawful dam shall be permitted to stand, to be recovered before any justice of the peace of said county of Madison, one half to the use of said county, and the other half to the use of the person suing for the same, and shall moreover be subject to an action for dama-


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ges, by any person or persons whose property may be injured in passing such unlawful dam.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That John Jordan and John Parris of Marengo county, be, and the same are hereby authorized to build a saw and grist mill on Chickasaw Bougue creek, in said county, on their own land, to wit: on the east half of the S. W. quarter of section 26, in township 16, range two, east.

(Approved, January 9, 1826.)

AN ACT

To provide against an unnecessary detention of Grand Juries, and for purposes.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate of House of Representatives of the state of Alabama in general assembly convened, That hereafter the grand jury empannelled for any county, shall not be detained for more than four days, unless cause be shewn to the court for such detention.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That hereafter it shall be the duty of the court, either with or without a motion to that effect, to tax the prosecutor with or without a motion to that effect, to tax the prosecutor with the costs of prosecution in all cases, in which it shall appear that the prosecution is either malicious or frivilous.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That no person or persons shall be indicted for any assault, or assault and battery, after the expiration of sic months from the commission of the offence, unless he, she or they, thus offending, shall have been recognized within that time to appear at some court, having cognizance of said offence, except always such person or persons as may have fled from justice.

(Approved, January 12, 1826.)

AN ACT

To provide a speedy remedy against the obligors in injunctions bonds.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama in general assembly convened, That all and every bond or bonds executed for the purpose of obtaining an injunction or injunctions, shall, on the dissolution of the said injunction or injunctions, have the force and effect of a judgment; and it shall be lawful for the party or parties, whose judgment may have been enjoined, to take out execution against all the obligors in the bond or bonds, for the amount of the judgment which shall have been enjoined, together with lawful interest thereon, and also the costs incurred in and about the said chancery proceedings.

(Approved, January 12, 1826.)

AN ACT giving further time to persons holding claims against their respective counties to file the same.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in general assembly convened, That all persons holding claims against the respective counties of this state, and which have not been filed according to the provisions of an act, passed December ninth, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, have further time to file the same until the first day of December next, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

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AN ACT to repeal an act, passed Dec. 31, 1823, appropriating the monies arising from fines & forfeitures in Madison county to Green academy.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That the act appropriating the monies arising from fines and forfeitures in Madison county to the benefit of Greene academy, be and the same is hereby repealed: Provided nevertheless, that the repeal of the law contemplated by the passage of this act shall not prevent Thomas Phillips from receiving the amount therein specified should he not have received the same before the passage of this act.

(Approved, January 12, 1826.)

AN ACT declaring Pine Barren creek, in Wilcox county, a public highway.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama in general assembly convened, That Pine Barren creek, in Wilcox county, from the mouth of Bear creek to its confluence with the Alabama river, be, and the same is hereby declared a public highway: Provided, that nothing in this act contained, shall be so construed as to prevent any person from building mills or any other water works on said creek, who do, or may hereafter own land on the creek aforesaid.

(Approved, January 13, 1826.)

AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to prevent immoral and disorderly conduct at places of religious worship.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That hereafter it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to sell, at or near any camp-meeting association, or any other religious meeting, during the continuance of such meeting, any cider or beer, or any other thing whereby the said meeting may be disturbed; and that any person or persons violating this act shall be liable to the penalties prescribed by the act, to which this act is an amendment, and to be recovered in the manner directed by the said act.

(Approved, January 12, 1826.)

AN ACT to authorize the commissioners of the 16th section therein mentioned, to appropriate the rents thereof to the aid and support of Concord academy.

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 the sixteenth section, in township twenty-two, range four, east of the St. Stephens meridian, Freeman’s survey, in the county of Greene, be and they are hereby authorized and empowered, by and with the consent of all the inhabitants of said township, to appropriate annually the proceeds arising from the said sixteenth section, to the aid and support of the Concord academy, in the aforesaid township, so long as they may deem it expedient.

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AN ACT to repeal in part, and amend an act, entitled an act to fix the permanent seal of justice, and levy a tax to build a court house and jail in Washington county, passed December 23, 1815.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That the first section of the above recited act, be, and the same is hereby repealed, provided, that the same be so construed as to give effect and validity to all and singular the several acts and matters done in pursuance thereof.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That so much of the lands described in the first section of the said act, (not otherwise disposed of,) be, and the same are hereby vested in the county court of Washington; and the said county court shall have full power and authority to dispose of the said lands, or any part thereof, for the use of the said county, under such rules and regulations as they or a majority of them may deem most suitable.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the certificate of the clerk of the said court, under his official sea, describing the metes and bounds of the said lands, or any part or parcel thereof, setting out the payment of the purchase money accordingly as it may appear, from exhibit made by the county court aforesaid in this behalf, be, and the same is hereby, declared sufficient evidence of title, in any of the courts of law or equity in this state: Provided, that the same be recorded in the clerk’s office of the said county court, within six months after the date of the said certificates.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all laws, and parts of laws, coming within the meaning and purview of this act, be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

(Approved, January 13, 1826.)

AN ACT to amend the several acts now in force, respecting the town of Montgomery.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That the corporate authorities of the town of Montgomery, shall extend over the south west quarter of section number seven, township sixteen, range eighteen, and fractional section number twelve, township sixteen, range seventeen, and no further.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the streets in the said town, shall remain of the same width of which they were originally laid out, and all buildings or other obstructions of whatever nature or kind which have been or may hereafter be erected on said streets are hereby declared to be nuisances, and the corporate authorities of the said town are hereby vested with full power and authority to pass such by-laws or ordinances, and impose such fines and penalties, not repugnant to the laws of this state, for the removal and suppression of such nuisances.

Sec. 3. And be further enacted, That not person shall be eligible as a member of the council of said town, unless he be a lot holder or land holder within the said town.


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Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the fourth section of An act passed the 20th December, 1823, entitled an act pointed out the manner by which the towns of Tuscaloosa and Montgomery shall be kept in good order, and for other purposes, be and the same is hereby repealed.

(Approved January 13, 1826.)

AN ACT to authorize Joseph Price to erect a mill-dam across the Mulberry fork of Tuscaloosa river.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That Joseph Price of Walker county, be and hereby is authorized to erect a mill-dam across the Mulberry fork of the Tuscaloosa river, at or near his place of residence, provided the same shall not exceed in height on any part thereof two feet six inches.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Joseph Price, before he shall proceed to erect said dam, shall enter into bond with good and sufficient securities, to be approved of by the court of Walker county, payable to the Governor of the state of Alabama and his successors in office, in the sum of five thousand dollars, conditioned that the said Joseph Price shall pay all damages that may be sustained by any person or persons in passing said dam with any boat or water-craft.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said bond shall be deposited in the office of the clerk of the county court of Walker county, to be sued upon by any person who may have sustained any injury by passing the said mill-dam with any boat or water-craft, and the same shall not be void upon the first recovery, but may be sued upon from time to time until the whole penalty is recovered.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to authorize the said Joseph Price to erect any mill-dam across the aforesaid stream, unless permission be granted for the erection of the same, on a writ of ad quod damnum, pursuant to the existing laws.

(Approved, January 7, 1826.)

AN ACT for the relief of the Mobile and Tombeckbee Banks, against certain penalties heretofore incurred.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That Mobile and Tombeckbee Banks be, and they are hereby, released from all the penalties they and each of them have heretofore incurred, for the non-payment of the taxes, which have been imposed by law: Provided, That the said Banks shall, on or before the first day of March next, pay into the treasury of this state, the full amount of all taxes which may be due form said Banks, respectively, to this state, together with all interest due and accruing on said taxes, to be computed from the several times when the said several taxes become due, until paid, and provided further, that the said Banks respectively, shall


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pay and satisfy, on or before the said first day of March next, all costs including all fees due or paid to assistant counsel, by the state, which may have been incurred, by the prosecution of any suit or suits in favor of the state, against the said Banks respectively: and provided further, that the said banks and each of them, shall, on or before the said first day of March next, pay to the solicitor of the first judicial circuit of this state, the sum of five hundred dollars, for services rendered, in the institution and prosecution of said suits.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if the said Banks or either of them, shall fail to pay all taxes which may be due, together with the interest, costs and solicitor’s fees as aforesaid, within the time prescribed by and pursuant to the provisions of the first section of this act, then the penalties heretofore incurred, shall be and remain in full force against said Banks respectively, any thing contained in the first section of this act to the contrary notwithstanding; Provided however, that if wither of the said Banks, shall pay all taxes, interest, costs and fees, within the time and pursuant to the provisions of the first section of this act, the Bank so complying shall be relieved from said penalties, notwithstanding a failure by the other Bank, to comply with the provisions of the said first section of this act.

(Approved, January 11, 1826.)

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 following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated for the payment of the accounts of certain persons hereinafter mentioned, for provisions furnished to certain persons in the jails of the several counties within this state, to wit: to Convington Edmondson, of Limestone county, one hundred and twenty-six dollars and eighty cents; to R. Carathers, of Madison county, three hundred and fifty-two dollars; to Joseph N. Baker, of Lauderdale county, one hundred and seventeen dollars and twenty cents; to Pinkney Holly, of Perry county, sixty dollars; to Jeremiah Vestal, of Blount county, twenty-five dollars and en cents; to John Beckham, of Clarke county, fifty-one dollars and twenty cents; to William Y. Glover, of Tuscaloosa county, forty-eight dollars and forty cents; to David C. Frazer, of St. Clair county, forty-two dollars and eighty cents; to Marble Stone, of Montgomery county, forty-four dollars and ten cents; to John Giddens, of Montgomery county, three dollars and sixty cents; to John Moody, of Montgomery county, two hundred and ninety dollars and sixty-five cents; to Stephen Coleman, of Montgomery county, nineteen dollars and twenty cents; to William Holbrooks, of Autauga county, eighty-six dollars and eighty cents; to John O. Burton, twenty-eight dollars and forty cents; to John M. Bates, of Greene county, twenty-two dollars and


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forty cents; to William W. Gary, of Dallas county, two hundred and sixty-eight dollars and sixty cents; to John B. Norris, of Dallas county, fifty-seven dollars and twenty cents; to George W. Myers, of Washington county, sixty dollars and eighty cents; to William Tinner, of Washington county, eighty-eight dollars; to James Conway, of Baldwin county, one hundred and four dollars and thirty-eight cents; to Benjamin Arnold, of Marion county, fifty-four dollars and forty cents; to Ephraim Pharr, of Wilcox county, thirty-four dollars and eighty cents; to Thomas Adams, of Marengo county, ten dollars and forty cents; to Benjamin Barton, of Marengo county, twelve dollars and eighty cents; to William M. Hewitt, of Covington county fourteen dollars: to be paid out of any monies in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the payment of David McClung, for apprehending and prosecuting, to conviction, in the circuit court of Morgan county, Samuel McKinney, for the crime of horse stealing; that the sum of twenty-five dollars be appropriated to the payment of Abisha Evans, for apprehending and prosecuting, to conviction, in the circuit court of Morgan county, Adam Lowery, for the crime of horse stealing; that the sum of fifty dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the payment of George Whitten, for apprehending and prosecuting, to conviction, in the circuit court of Jackson county, Thompson Ruse, for the crime of horse stealing.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty dollars and seventy-five cents, be and the same is hereby, appropriated to the payment of John B. Norris, sheriff of Dallas county, being the balance due him for services rendered at the supreme court, in December term, 1824.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred dollars be allowed and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Norris & Gary, to indemnify them for losses sustained by the lease of the public ferry across the Alabama river, in the year 1819, in consequence of the reduction in the rates of ferriage established by the county court of Dallas county, subsequent to the period the said ferry was leased to the parties aforesaid; payable out of the seat of government fund.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the payment of B.B. Breedin, for ten days’s services as judge advocate of the court martial, held in the city of Mobile, for the trial of a contested election for major of the Mobile battalion of Alabama militia, in the year 1822.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty-four dollars be allowed and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Benjamin Hudson, for services rendered as bailiff of the circuit court of Franklin county, October term 1822, and April term 1823.


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Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the sum of eighty-five dollars and twenty-five cents be appropriated to the payment of Carter B. Harrison, sheriff of Dallas county, for services rendered in attendance upon the supreme court, December term 1825.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and twenty-eight dollars and twenty-five cents be allowed and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Jesse Beene, clerk of the supreme court, for stationary and books furnished by him for the office of said clerk, from 22d December, 1823, to the present date.

Sec. 9. Be it further enacted, That the sum of ninety-four dollars and eighty cents be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the payment of Samuel Caldwell, jailer of Butler, for keeping and victualling, in the jail of said county, certain state prisoners, in the year 1823; and that the comptroller of public accounts be authorized to issue his warrant in favor of the said jailer, on the certificate of any judge of the circuit court, that the said jailer is entitled thereto, or for so much as may be due by the certificate of said judge not exceeding the sum above mentioned.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That David Hubbard, Esquire, solicitor of the fourth judicial circuit, be allowed the sum of two dollar, for prosecuting to conviction a negro man named John, the property of John A. Marrs, & Coon a charge of murder; and the sum of ten dollars for prosecuting to conviction a negro man named Dave, the property of Chesley B. Rountree, on a charge of larceny; and the sum of ten dollars for prosecuting to conviction, a negro man named John, the property of Lewis T. Black, on a charge of murder; and the sum of ten dollars for prosecuting a negro John, for an assult with an intent to murder Michael Reed; and that the comptroller of public accounts issue his warrant in favor of said Hubbard, to the treasurer for the same.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the sum of five dollars, be and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Robert H. Griggs, for his services as judge advocate at a general court martial, held at Canton.

Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated and ordered to be paid to General Samuel Dale, out of any monies in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for fourteen days services rendered the state, in attendance on the United States commissioners, for ascertaining and marking out the most direct route from Washington city to New Orleans, in pursuance of the request of Israel Pickens, governor of Alabama.

Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty three dollars and fifty cents, be, and the same is hereby allowed Thomas H. Wiley & company, for the balance of an account for stationery, and the comptroller is hereby,


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authorized and required, to draw his warrant for the same on the treasurer.

Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That the sum of eighty two dollars and eighty cents, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the payment of Wm. Murray, jailor of Franklin county, for victualling certain prisoners in the jail of said county.

Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty-one dollars and sixty cents, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the payment of James Geo. Goodlett, for victualling certain persons in the jail of Monroe county.

Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and two dollars and forty cents, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the payment of Thaddeus A. Reed, jailer of Jefferson county, for victualling certain prisoners in the jail of said county.

Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twelve dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the payment of Robert Wood, for services rendered as per account, in marking out a road from Kimulgee creek in Shelby county, to Tuscaloosa, as per act of 1823.

Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That the sum of forty dollars, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the payment of John A. Cotton, for acting as judge advocate of a general court martial, held at Montgomery, on the fourteenth of November, 1825.

Sec. 19. And be it further enacted, That the sum of forty dollars and fifty cents, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the payment of Pleasant G. Jones, for services rendered during the visit of Gen. La Fayette to the town of Cahawba.

Sec. 20. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred and seventy dollars, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the payment of Henry Hitchcock, for services rendered the state as attorney general.

Sec. 21. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred and sixty seven dollars and fifty cents, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the payment of James A. Bates, door keeper of the Senate, for stationary and fuel furnished the Senate during the present session.

Sec. 22. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred and sixty four dollars, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the payment of James Brown, door keeper of the House of Representatives, during the present period.

Sec. 23. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty dollars, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the payment of Elisha Easton, sheriff and jailer of Morgan county for furnishing certain persons with provisions in the jail of said county for the year 1825, so soon as he shall present his account to the comptroller of public accounts, duly authenticated according to law.

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dollars be allowed to M.D. Thomason, for taking care of the public furniture of last year.

Sec. 25. And be it further enacted, That hereafter all accounts and charges against the state, shall be referred to the comptroller of public accounts, who shall audit the same in the manner now required by law; and in order to allow time for so doing, the comptroller shall receive and report all accounts and charges against the state, which may be presented within the first ten days of the session, instead of the time now fixed by law.

Sec. 26. And be it further enacted, That the sum of five dollars, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the payment of Matthew D. Thomason, for one ream of paper, furnished the present General Assembly.

Sec. 27. Be it further enacted, That the sum of two thousand dollars, if so much should be necessary, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of defraying the expenses of transportation, and other charges consequent on the removal of the Bank of the State of Alabama, and also for providing and fitting up a house in the town of Tuscaloosa, suitable for the reception of the Bank aforesaid, which sum shall be subject to the draft and disposition of the president of said Bank.

Approved, January 14, 1826.

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AN ACT to regulate Elections.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That hereafter it shall be the duty of the sheriff or other returning officer of any general election, to summon one justice of the peace of the county where the election is to be held, to attend at each election precinct of said county, for the purpose of qualifying the managers appointed to such election precinct.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in case any justice of the peace fails to attend and qualify the managers at any precinct according to the provisions of this act, then it shall be the duty of the managers to apply to any other justice of the peace, whose duty it shall be to qualify the managers of such election.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That whenever one or more of the managers appointed by the returning officer, shall fail to attend, or refuse to act, the remaining manager or managers, shall fill such vacancy or vacancies, and if all the managers shall fail to attend, or refuse to act, any justice of the peace shall be authorized to appoint the managers to such election precinct.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That if it should so happen that no justice of the peace can be procured to administer the oaths prescribed in this act, it shall be the duty of the officer holding said election, and he is hereby authorized to administer the oaths to the managers holding the election.


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Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That should the officer, appointed to attend, fail to do so, the managers shall have the power to appoint one to act in his stead.

(Approved Jan. 9, 1826.)

AN ACT making provision for the accommodation of the next General Assembly.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama in general assembly convened, That the governor be, and he is hereby authorized and requested to provide, otherwise than by purchase, suitable and necessary rooms in the town of Tuscaloosa, in which to hold the next session of the General Assembly, and also such furniture as he may thing fit and convenient for the aforesaid rooms: Provided, nothing in this act shall be construed so as to authorise an expenditure of public money for the purpose of procuring the rooms herein required.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the members of the next Legislature, to assemble at the aforesaid town of Tuscaloosa, at the time fixed by law for the meeting of the General Assembly.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, that the session of the General Assembly, shall be holden in the rooms selected as aforesaid, until otherwise provided for by law.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the governor be, and he is hereby authorized and empowered to select and appoint necessary agents to enable him to effect the requirements of the first section of this act.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That this act shall commence, and be in force, from and after the passage thereof.

(Approved, January 11, 1826.)