AN ACT to provide for the payment of the expenses incurred in the reception of General La Fayette.

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 four thousand dollars be appropriated, subject to the order of his excellency, the governor, to be applied to the payment of the balance due to the respective claimants, for expenses incurred in the reception and entertainment of General La Fayette, pursuant to the provisions contained in the resolution of the last session of the General Assembly.

(Approved, Jan. 14, 1826.)

AN ACT declaring Big-loss creek a public highway.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That Big lost creek, be and the same is hereby declared to Be a public highway, for its confluence with Tuscaloosa river up to Gutery’s mill, in Fayette county.

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AN ACT making appropriations for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-six.

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 payment of the members of the general assembly, 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 salary 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 salary of the solicitor of the first judicial circuit, three hundred and fifty dollars; for the payment of the solicitors of the second, fourth, fifth and sixth judicial circuits, two hundred and fifty dollars each, making one thousand; for the payment of the adjutant 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 the senate and of the house of representatives, 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.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated and set apart as a contingent fund, subject to the governor’s draft.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred dollars be allowed the secretary of the senate, in full for his services, in completing the journal and arranging the papers of the senate.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred dollars be allowed the clerk of the house of representatives in full, for his services in completing the journals and arranging the papers of the house of representatives.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred and seventy-five dollars be appropriated, as compensation, to the secretary of state, for copying and making an index to the laws; for copying the journals of each house of the general assembly, for the present session; preparing the whole for the press, and superintending the printing of the same.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars be allowed the comptroller of public accounts for clerk hire, for the present year.

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thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the payment of state printer.

SEC. 8. And 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 of the several counties in this state, for making returns and comparing the votes, taken in their respective counties, for members of Congress, at the late election: Provided, so much should be necessary; to be paid out of any money in the treasury, and otherwise appropriated.

[Approved, January 14, 1826.)

AN ACT to change the name of, and legitimate certain persons therein named.

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, John Phelps and Thomas W. Phelps the natural children of John Booth, be and they are hereby legitimated.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the name of said John Phelps, be changed to that of John P. Booth; and the name of said Thomas W. Phelps, be changed to that of Thomas W. Booth.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the names of Wm. L. Devinney and Jincy H. Miller, natural children of Wm. L. Yarborough, be changed, and that the said Wiliam L. Devinney, be hereafter known and called by the name of Wm. L. Yarborough, and the said Jincy H. Miller, be hereafter known and called by the name of Jincy H. Yarborough, and that said children be legitimated, and that they be entitled to all the rights and privileges, and subject to all the duties of legitimate children of the said William L. Yarborough.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the name of James Burns of Montgomery count, be changed to that of James Moody, and the same James Burns shall hereafter be known and called by the name of James Moody.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the said James Moody the natural offspring of William Moody, be, and he is hereby legitimated.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the name of David Tuppence, a free man of color, be changed to that of David Richardson, and that the said David Tuppence, shall hereafter be known and called by the name of David Richardson.

[Approved, January 10, 1826.]

AN ACT allowing to Jarret Brandon a certain sum of money, for expenses incurred in apprehending Wm. Walker charged with negro stealing.

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 thirty-five dollars and fifty cents be and the same is hereby appropriated for the payment of Jarrett Brandon, a constable of Franklin county, for apprehending, and expenses incurred in carrying to justice one Wm. Walker, charged with negro stealing to be paid out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated.

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AN ACT for the relief of the inhabitants of the first township, range Seven, east of the basis meridian of Huntsville.

Whereas, it has been represented to this General Assembly, that the sixteenth section in township one, range seven, east of the basis meridian of Huntsville, was granted to one Peter Johnston as the head of an Indian family, by a treaty between the United States and the Cherokee nation Indians on the 29th of February, 1819, Therefore,

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 court of Jackson county to appoint three commissioners residing in the above township and range, to select an entire section of land in said township, in lieu of the section No. sixteen, granted to Peter Johnston by the treaty aforesaid, and report the number so selected to the judge of the county court, whose duty it shall be to apply to the secretary of the treasury for the location of such section, in pursuance of the sixth section of an act of Congress, passed the 21st day of April, 1806, entitled an act in addition to an act, entitled an act, regulating the grants of land and providing for the disposal of lands of the U. States, south of the state of Tennessee.

(Approved, January 9, 1826.)

AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to appoint Commissioners to lay out two roads, leading from the ford of Line creek, the one to Coffeeville, the other to Tuscaloosa, passed the 31st of December, 1822.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That John Weir, John Gaston, Stephen Anderson, John Spinks and Peter Black, be, and they are hereby, appointed commissioners in lieu of John Bishop, John Kelly, Jonathan Anderson, Marin Prewett, Joseph Mott and William Murrell, to view and mark a way for a road, to run the nearest and best way the county will admit of, from Coffeeville, until it intersects the road from the town of Cahawba, to the county line west of Cahawba.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners shall be subject to the same rules and regulations, and shall be allowed the same compensation, as is prescribed by the act to which this is an amendment.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That if the commissioners, appointed by the second section of the act to which this act is supplemented, shall fail or neglect to perform the duties to them, by the aforesaid act, assigned, or should not perform the same, prior to the first Monday in May next, then, and in that case, the courts of commissioners of revenue and roads, through whose counties the said road is intended to pass, shall each appoint one commissioner for the aforesaid purposes, who, or a majority of whom shall perform the same duties, and make such reports as may, by the act to which this is an amendment, be contemplated.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, that if the commissioners, appointed by the act entitled an act to establish a road from the town of Montevallo to the town of Greensborough


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and for other purposes, passed, December twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and twenty-four, shall fail or refuse to act, in pursuance of said recited act, by or before the third Monday in August next, then, and in that event, it shall be lawful for the judge of the county court and commissioners of roads and revenue, in the county where such commissioners or commissioners may reside, so failing or refusing to act, to fill such vacancy.

(Approved, January 13, 1826.)

AN ACT to establish and improve a certain road therein mentioned.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That the road commonly called the federal road from the line of Butler county to the Escambia bridge, be, and the same is hereby established a public road.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the county court of Monroe count to divide the said road into as many precincts as may be deemed necessary, and appoint overseers of the same; and all persons liable to work on public roads, living within five miles of said road, in the county aforesaid, shall be liable to work on said road, and the commissioners of apportionment for the county aforesaid, shall apportion hands to the several overseers appointed on said road by the county court of said county.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the county court of Conecuh county, to divide the same road into as many precincts as may be deemed necessary, and appoint overseers of the same; and all persons liable to work on public roads, living within five miles of said road in the county of Conecuh, aforesaid, shall be liable to work on said road, and the commissioners of apportionment of the county last aforesaid, shall apportion hands to the several overseers appointed to said road by the county court of Conecuh county aforesaid.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the overseers appointed by the authority of this act, shall for any neglect of duty be subject to prosecution and fine in their respective counties, as other overseers of public roads, and in like manner any person appointed to work on said road, for failing or refusing to discharge his or her duty, shall be fined as others are for like causes on other roads.

(Approved, January 13, 1826.)

AN ACT to establish a permanent Seat of Justice in the county of Walker, 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 an election shall be holden at the several election precincts in the county of Walker, on the first Monday in March next, for the purpose of electing five commissioners, who, or a majority of them, shall have power to fix on a suitable place for the temporary seat of justice in said county, at which election, all free white male inhabitants, above the


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age of twenty one years, who shall have resided in said county thirty days next preceding said election, shall be entitled to vote, and said election shall be opened at the hour of ten o’clock, and close at four of the same day, by the sheriff or other proper officer, under the inspection of judges appointed in the same manner required by law for the election of representatives.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That before the commissioners enter upon the duties assigned them by the first section of this act, they shall severally take and subscribe the following oath, before some justice of the peace for said county. I , do solemnly swear, that I will select, and fix on the site for the temporary seat of justice for the county of Walker, according to the best of my judgment and without partiality to man or place, or any other consideration whatsoever, other than the common good and equal rights and interests of the citizens of said county, so help me God.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the said commissioners so elected and qualified, so soon as they or a majority of them shall have performed the duties in this act assigned them, make a report in writing of all their proceedings under this act to the clerk of said county court. The clerk of said court shall make a record of said proceedings, and the site so fixed on shall thenceforward be the seat of justice for said county until altered by law.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That in the event of the commissioners aforesaid, selecting a place for the temporary seat of justice, for said county of Walker, where there are no accommodations for the courts thereof, the judge of the county court and commissioners of revenue and roads of said county, are hereby authorized to make such arrangements as will supply such deficiency.

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

(Approved, January 4, 1826.)

AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to establish a certain road there-in mentioned.

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 second section of an act entitled an act to establish a certain road therein named, approved Dec. 24th, 1824, as requires the stumps in said road to be dug up or levelled with the ground; also the seventh section of said act be repealed, and that it shall be sufficient to cut the stumps in said road so as to be conformable to the requisitions of the general law of the state of Alabama.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for Wyatt Cheatham and his associates to charge the citizens of Lawrence, Tuscaloosa & Walker counties, toll for travelling the said road, within their respective counties.

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AN ACT to authorize Wm. H. Ragsdale, and his associates to turnpike a road therein specified.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama in general assembly convened, That Wm. H. Ragsdale and his associated, be and they are hereby authorized to open and turnpike a road commencing at or near the point where the military road strikes the mountain south of Cedar creek, in Franklin county, thence the nearest and best way to the top of the hill south of said Ragsdale’s, near the fifty-six mile post, on the military road; that said road shall be opened twenty feet wide, twelve feet of which, in a straight general direction, shall be cleared of stumps and trees, cut down within four inches of the ground and all grubs and roots remove, the sloping ground and bands of creeks to be so cut down and levelled as to be safe and easy for the passage of horsemen, carriages, &c. all marshes, swamps and creeks to be causewayed or bridged with ditches on each side of causeways where necessary.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That Francis Bullock, Claiborne Williams and Benjamin Harris of Franklin county and Wm. Clark, John D. Terrell, and Wm. Williams of Marion county be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to view and examine the condition of said road, three times in each year if they should deem it necessary, and report the condition of that part of said road respectively, which lies within their respective counties, to the county court thereof: and so soon as said Ragsdale and his associates shall have put said road in such repair as they shall think complies with the requisitions of this act, they are hereby authorized to call on said commissioners, whose duty it shall be to view the situation of said road, or so much thereof as may be within their respective counties, and report the same to their county courts, and if said commissioners should recommend the erection of a gate, the judge shall cause an order to be made authorizing the same, and the clerk of said county courts respectively, shall on demand, deliver to said Ragsdale and associates a copy of said order which shall be authority to them to erect a gate on said road and receive the following toll for passing the same, to wit: For each wagon and team, loaded, one dollar: for each empty wagon, seventy-five cents; for each cart, fifty cents; for each pleasure four wheeled carriage, one dollar; for each two-wheeled pleasure carriage, fifty cents, for each carry-all or dearborn, fifty cents; for a man and horse, twelve-and one-half cents; for each led horse, six and one-fourth cents; for each head of cattle, four cents; for each head of hogs, sheep or goats, one cent; Provided that nothing in this act shall authorize said Ragsdale and associates to demand toll of the carriers of the United States mail, or from persons bearing express to or from officers or troops of the United State or any of the states, or of persons travelling on foot.

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become necessary for said road to touch on, or run with the military road, it shall become a part thereof, and in every instance the goodness of the ground and the most convenient and cheapest accommodation for travellers, and the safe and easy passage of the United States grand southern mail, shall govern the passage and direction of said road, which road when completed shall, and is hereby declared to be a permanent public highway.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That whenever the judge of the county court of Franklin or Marion county shall be informed in direct terms by any one of said commissioners, or by any other person on oath, subscribed by the party giving such information, that said road or any part thereof within their county is out of repair, such judge shall forth-with notify said Ragsdale and associates, or their agent of that fact, and require of him, without delay, to repair the same; and on his failing so to do within a reasonable time, such judge shall order a review of said road by the commissioners of the county in which such alleged breach may have occurred, and should the commissioners find such breach actually to exist, they shall open the gate and report accordingly to the judge of the court of their county, who shall receive three dollars each per day while engaged in such service, to be paid by the said Ragsdale and associates on the production of the order of said judge to be made to that effect; and should the said William and associated, by themselves, or agent, receive any toll before the road shall have been repaired and received by the court or judge thereof as directed by the fourth section of this act, they shall forfeit and pay five dollars for every such offence, to any person who will sue for the same; Provided, that on complaint make by any person other than one of said commissioners, the report of said commissioners shall be that said road was in repair, said judge shall, on the return of said report, give judgment in favor of said commissioners against such informant for the amount of the commissioners’ fees for making such review, and issue a proper process for the collection of the same.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That said road shall be put in repair, as required by this act, within two years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and twenty-six, otherwise all the rights and privileges granted by this act shall be forfeited; and should said Ragsdale and associates for six months at any one time refuse to repair said road after the gate shall have been opened by said commissioners under the direction of the court in pursuance of the provisions of this act, all the rights and privileges herein to them granted shall be forfeited.

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agreement and association, which shall be duly recorded by the clerk of said court; and the said Ragsdale and his associates, at the same time, shall give bond in such amount and security as shall be satisfactory to the said judges and commissioners, for the performance of their undertaking according to this act, within three years from its passage: and it is furthermore specifically provided, that should the Congress of the United States select this route for the national turnpike, and make said Ragsdale and associates a suitable compensation for the labor done under this act, the charter hereby granted shall cease and be of no effect.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the said Wm. H. Ragsdale and his associates shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities hereby granted, for and during the term of twenty years, from and after the passage of this act.

(Approved January 14, 1826.)

AN ACT to emancipate certain Slaves therein mentioned.

Whereas, it is represented to the General Assembly by the memorial of a large number of repectable inhabitants of the city of Mobile, that sundry persons of colour, descendants of the ancient creole polulation of that place, who have petitioned to be emancipated, are honest, industrious, and well disposed people; and that their being emancipated would not be productive of injury to society, but would essentially contribute to the welfare of the individuals themselves.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That the mulatto woman named Sophia, commonly called Sophia Tucker, the slave of Registe Bernody, of the city of Mobile, be, and she is hereby emancipated, and forever freed from slavery and bondage; saving however the rights of creditors; and on the express condition that the said Regiate Bernody enter into bond with security, in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, to be approved by the judge of the county court of Mobile county, made payable to the governor for the time being, and his successors in office, to be filed in the office of the clerk of said county court, conditioned that the said mulatto woman, Sophia, shall not become a public charge to the state, or to any county, city, or town thereof.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the coloured woman named Catiche, the slave of Harriet Baudin, otherwise called Nannette, of the city of Mobile, be, and she is hereby emancipated, and forever freed from slavery and bondage; saving however the rights of creditors, and on the express condition, that the said Harriet Baudin, otherwise called Nannette, enter into bond with security, in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, to be approved by the judge of the county court of Mobile, made payable to the governor for the time being and his successors in office, to be filed in the office of the clerk of said county court, conditioned that the said coloured woman, Catiche, shall city, or town thereof.


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Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the coloured girl named Seremise, the slave of Silvan Nicholas, of the city of Mobile, be, and she is hereby emancipated, and forever freed from slavery and bondage, saving however the rights of creditors, and on the express condition that the said Silvan Nicholas, enter into bond with security, in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, to be approved by the judge of the county court, of Mobile county, made payable to the governor for the time being, and his successors in office, to be filed in the office of the clerk of said county court, conditioned that the said coloured girl Seremise, shall never become a public charge to the state, or to any county, city, or town thereof.

(Approved, January 3, 1826.)

AN ACT authorizing Jacob Johnson to emancipate a certain slave there-in named.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That Jacob Johnson, of the county of Madison be, and he is hereby authorized to emancipate a certain man slave named John Taylor, so soon as the said Jacob Johnson shall have executed his bond to the judge of the county court of Madison county and his successors in office, with sufficient security, to be approved by the said judge, conditioned that the said John Taylor shall never become a charge to the state of Alabama, or any county or town therein.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force from and after the passage thereof.

[Approved, December 12, 1825.]

AN ACT for the emancipation of a negro man, (slave) named Peter.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, of the State of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That Peter, a slave of Sarah Malone, be, and he is hereby, emancipated and set free from slavery, saving, however, the rights of creditors, and on the express condition, that Sarah Malone enter into bond with security, in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, to be approved by the judge of the county court of Franklin, and to be filed in the office of the secretary of state, and made payable to the governor for the time being and his successors in office, conditioned that the said negro man, Peter, hereby emancipated and set free, shall never become a charge to any county within this state.

(Approved, January 7, 1826.)

AN ACT to authorize William R. Parker to emancipate a certain slave therein named.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That William R. Parker, be, and he is hereby, authorized to emancipate a certain negro, slave, named Tracey, so soon as the said William R. Parker shall execute to the judge of the county court of Clarke, and his successors in office, a bond with sufficient security, to be approved by the

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said judge, conditioned, that the said Tracey shall never become a charge to the state of Alabama, or any county, city, or town therein: provided, also, that nothing contained in this act shall be so construed as to interfere with the rights of creditors.

(Approved, January 9, 1826.)

AN ACT to establish a permanent road from Florence, in the county of Lauderdale, to Athens, in the county of Limestone.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That John D. Carrell, John Maples, Robert Beaty, Robert C. Davis and Joseph Bell, or a majority of them, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to view and park out a road the nearest and best way from the town of Florence, in the county of Lauderdale, to the town of Athens, in the county of Limestone, doing as little injury to private property as may be practicable to make a direct and good road twenty-five feet wide.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That so soon as said commissioners shall have viewed and marked said road, they shall make a report of their proceedings to the next terms thereafter of their respective county courts of commissioners of roads and revenue of the counties of Limestone and Lauderdale, with a separate account for their services and expences incurred in each county, and on oath being made of the justness of said accounts, it shall be the duty of the said county courts, respectively, to allow the same, and order them to be paid by the county treasury of each county, respectively, out of any county funds not otherwise appropriated: And should there be no fund in the county treasury, out of which the same can be paid, then it shall be the duty of each county court to lay a county tax, the next period of assessing after the return of said commissioners as aforesaid, not exceeding one-third of the state tax, which shall be collected and appropriated in defraying said charges of said commissioners.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of said county courts respectively, at the first term of their commissioners’ court of roads and revenue, after the return of said report, to appoint overseers on said road, and direct hands to be apportioned in the manner now pointed out by law, and it shall be the duty of such overseers to cut out and keep the same in repair, as other public highways are required to be kept in repair in this state, and of the width pointed out by the first section of this act.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That after said road shall be viewed and marked out agreeably to the preceding sections of this act, it shall not be lawful for the commissioners courts of either of said counties to alter, change or annul said road, or any part thereof, but the same shall be permanent; nor shall said courts or either of them establish or require hands to work on any public road leading from said town of Athens to said town of Florence, within five miles


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of said road: Provided, that should any individual sustain damage by the opening of said road, the same shall be assessed under the provisions of the general road law.

(Approved, January 13, 1826.)

AN ACT for the relief of Thomas Hearne.

Section 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 be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue his warrant on the state Treasurer, in favor of Thomas Hearne, of Montgomery county for the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid out of the fund created by the third section of an act, entitled an act to provide for the payment of slaves executed in pursuance of law, passed Dec. 24th, 1824, it being for one half the value of a negro man (slave) named Moses the property of the said Hearne, executed in pursuance of, of the judgment of the circuit court of the said county, rendered at March term 1823.

(Approved, Jan. 1826.)

AN ACT for the relief of Lewis Houser.

Section 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 account, be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to issue his warrant on the state treasurer, in favor of Lewis Houser, of Autauga county, for the sum of three hundred dollars, to be paid out of the fund created by the third section of an act, entitled an act to provide for the payment of slaves, executed in pursuance of law, passed, December 24, 1824, it being for one half of the value of a negro man, (slave) named Robbin, the property of the said Lewis Houser, executed in pursuance of the judgment of the circuit court, of the said count of Autauga, rendered at November term 1824.

(Approved, January 11, 1826.)

AN ACT for the relief of Hiram Shortridge.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That Hiram Shortridge be permitted to practice law in the several courts of law and qoutiy in this state.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That before the said Hiran Shortridge shall have and enjoy the rights and privileges of an attorney and solicitor, he shall take the oath, in manner and form, prescribed by the first section of an act entitled an act supplementary to an act entitled an act ot suppress duelling, passed, December the sixth, eighteen hundred and twenty-one: Provided, however, That, instead of the words "first day of January, eighteen hundred and twenty-one," contained in the first section of said act, the words "the first day of January, eighteen hundred and twenty-five" shall be adopted, whenever the oath, contained in said section, may be taken by said Hiram Shortridge.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force from its passage.

(Approved, Dec. 20, 1825.)