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AN ACT for the relief of Henry Fountain.

Whereas, John Bell, deceased, late of the county of Conecuh, did in his life time, sell to the said Henry Fountain a certain tract of land, hereinafter designated, and departed this life before the execution of titles; and, whereas, the said Henry Fountain entered upon the said land, by virtue of the said agreement, in the life time, and by the consent, of the said John Bell; and, whereas, the said Henry Fountain and the Administrators of the estate of the said John Bell are desirous to perfect the said agreement by the execution of a deed of conveyance for the said land: therefore,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That the administrators of the estate of John Bell, deceased, late of the count of Conecuh, be, and they are hereby, authorized to make full, complete and perfect titles for the east half of the north west quarter of section number two, in township number four, in range number twelve, to Henry Fountain, his heirs and assigns: Provided, however, That the sum of two hundred dollars be previously paid by the said Henry Fountain to the said administrators, in pursuance of the terms of the agreement entered into between the said John Bell, in his life time, and the said Henry Fountain.

(Approved, Jan. 6, 1826.)

AN ACT for the relief of William McDonald.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That from and after the passage of this act, it shall and may be lawful for William McDonald, to grind wheat at his mill on each Tuesday and Friday in every week, to the exclusion of other grain from the fifteenth of May, until the fifteenth of October, in each and every year: Provided, that he be bound to observe the existing laws on all other days.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all acts or parts of acts contrary to the intent and meaning of this act so far as they have any relation to the said William, be, and the same are hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act, it shall be lawful for the proprietor of the Jefferson grist mill, in Jefferson county, to grind wheat on Tuesday and Friday, in every week, to the exclusion of other grain, until the fifteenth of October next.

[Approved, January 3, 1826.]

AN ACT for the relief of James Frazier, late Tax Collector of Franklin County.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That James Frazier be, and he is hereby, released and discharged from the payment of two hundred and eighty-four dollars and fifty-three cents, part of a sum charged by the comptroller of this state against the said James Frazier, as a defaulting tax collector for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-one; and the comptroller is hereby required to credit the said James Frazier with said sum


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Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the tax collector of Franklin county, for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-six be and he is hereby, authorized and required to collect one hundred and fifty dollars, sixteen and a half cents, the amount of a supplemental assessment of the taxes of said county for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-one; which assessment was make out by the clerk of the county court of said county, and forwarded to the comptroller, but was not put in the possession of the collector, for that year, until after his time had expired.

(Approved, Jan. 11, 1826.)

AN ACT for the relief of the Tax Collector of Lawrence County.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That the tax collectors of Lawrence and Walker counties for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-five, be, and they are hereby, allowed until the first day of April, eighteen hundred and twenty-six, to complete the collection of the taxes of said counties severally, for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-five, if any remain yet due and unpaid.

Sec. 2 And be it further enacted, That the said tax collectors be allowed three months, from and after the passage of this act, to make a full and complete settlement with the comptroller of public accounts, and with the county treasurers of Lawrence and Walker counties.

(Approved, January 13, 1826.)

AN ACT for the relief of John H. Campbell.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama in general assembly convened, that the payment of a judgment obtained by the comptroller of public accounts against John H. Campbell, in Tuscaloosa circuit court, shall be suspended until the first day of Jan. 1827: provided, the said John H. Campbell shall execute a deed of trust on good and substantial property by way of security, and of ample and sufficient amount, to be approved by the solicitor of the third judicial circuit, well and truly to pay said judgment, and interest and costs, on or before the said first day of January, 1827: and provided also, the said Campbell shall give good personal security for the delivery of the property deeded as aforesaid, on failure to pay said judgment on or before the said first day January 1827, to be approved likewise by said solicitor.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the relief hereby granted, shall in no wise impair or effect the judgment; but on failure to comply with the conditions of this act, execution may issue thereto, and the same shall remain as if this act had never passed.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the above named deed of trust and personal security, shall be executed to the comptroller of public accounts, for the benefit of this state.

(Approved, January 14, 1826.)


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AN ACT for the relief of Leasa Lewis.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That it shall not be lawful after the passage of this act for any person or persons in any manner whatsoever, to take or cause to be levied on any property belonging to Leasa Lewis, of Bibb county to satisfy any debt or debts which may have been or may thereafter be contracted by her husband Mordecai Lewis; provided nevertheless, that this act shall not be so construed as to exempt the property which the said Mordecai Lewis left with the said Leasa Lewis at the time of their separation from the payment of such debts as he had contracted before their separation, provided that the provisions of this act shall not be so construed as to exempt any property now in the possession of said Leasa Lewis, from the payment of said Mordecai Lewis’ debts.

(Approved, Janaary 4, 1826.)

AN ACT for the relief of William Holbrooks.

Whereas, it appears from the petition of William Holbrooks, and the certificate of the comptroller of public accounts, presented to the (then) General Assembly, that the said William Holbrooks is in justice entitled to one hundred and fourteen dollars more of the appropriation made for the payment of his claims, as jailer of Autauga county, for which he has not been able to obtain the vouchers required by law, therefore

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, instructed to audit and allow, to the said William Holbrooks, one hundred and fourteen dollars more of the sum heretofore appropriated for the payment of said Holbrook’s claims: provided, the said Wm. Holbrooks shall produce to him satisfactory evidence of his having furnished provisions to that amount to certain prisoners, who made their escape from Autauga jail before tria, and for which provisions said Holbrooks has not been paid.

(Approved, January 12, 1826.)

AN ACT for the relief of David Tate and others.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That David Tate, and his wife, and the children of either of them, Jack Weatherford, David Munac, jr. Benjamin James and Jesse Brashears, be, and they are hereby, made competent witnesses in any court of record in this state, and before any person authorized to administer an oath, in all cases, except those in which they are rendered incompetent by some known rule of evidence.

(Approved, January 12, 1826.)

AN ACT to divorce William Gates from Susannah Gates.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That, in conformity with the decision and decree of the circuit court of Franklin county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, pronounced and entered at the April term of said court, eighteen hundred and twenty-four, the bonds of matrimony, heretofore solemnized and subsisting between William Gates and Susannah Gates, his wife, be and the same are hereby, annulled and made void; and that the said William Gates be henceforth divorced from the said Susannah Gates; and that the said W. Gates be restored to all the rights and privileges of an unmarried man.

(Approved, Jan. 12, 1826.)

AN ACT to divorce William Roundtree from Sally Roundtree, his wife.

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State of Alabama in general assembly convened, That, in conformity with the decision and decree of the circuit court of Madison county, exercising chancery Jurisdiction, pronounced and entered at April term, eighteen hundred and twenty-four, the bonds of matrimony, heretofore solemnized and subsisting between William Roundtree and his wife, Sally Roundtree, be, and the same are hereby, annulled and made void; and that the said William Roundtree be hence-forth divorced from the said Sally Roundtree.

(Approved, Jan. 12, 1826.)

AN ACT to divorce Sarah Wall from James Wall.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That, in conformity with the decision and decree of the circuit court of Greene county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, the bonds of matrimony, heretofore solemnized and subsisting between Sarah Wall and James Wall, be, and the same are hereby, annulled and made void; and that the said Sarah wall be henceforth divorced from the said James Wall.

(Approved, Jan. 12, 1826.)

AN ACT to divorce Louisa M. Trouillet from her husband Pierre L. Trouillet.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That, in conformity with the decree of the circuit court of Mobile county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, pronounced and entered at January term, eighteen hundred and twenty-five, the bonds of matrimony, heretofore solemnized and subsisting between Louisa M. Trouillet and her husband, Pierre L. Trouillet, be, and the same are hereby, annulled and made void; and that the said Louisa M. Trouillet be henceforth totally divorced from the said Pierre Trouillet.

(Approved, Jan. 12, 1826.)

AN ACT to divorce Samuel Payne for his wife Elizabeth Payne.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That in conformity with the decision and decree of the circuit court of Butler county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, pronounced at September term 1823, the bonds of matrimony heretofore solemnized and subsisting between Samuel Payne and his wife Elizabeth payne, be & the same are hereby annulled and mad void, and that the said Samuel Payne be henceforth divorced from the said Elizabeth Payne.

[Approved, January 12, 1826.]

AN ACT divorcing 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 in conformity with the decision and decree of the circuit court of Madison county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, pronounced & entered, at May term, 1825, the bonds of matrimony heretofore solemnized and subsisting between Naomi Pond and Stephen Pond, her husband, be and the same are hereby annulled and made void, and that the said Naomi Pond be henceforth divorced from the said Stephen Pond.

(Approved, January 12, 1826.)

AN ACT to divorce Nancy Gillapsie from Andre S. Gillaspie.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama, in general assembly convened, That in conformity with the decision and decree of the circuit court of Tuscaloosa county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, pronounced and entered at September term, 1824, the bonds of matrimoney heretofore solemnized and subsisting between Nancy Gillaspie and Andrew S. Gillaspie, be and the same are hereby annulled and made void; and that the said Nancy Gillaspie be henceforth divorced from the said Andrew S. Gillaspie.

AN ACT to divorce Deborah Dixon from her husband Samuel Dixon.

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decision and decree of the circuit court of Madison county, exercising chancery jurisdiction, pronounced and entered at the May term of said court in the year 1825, the bonds of matrimony heretofore solemnized and subsisting between Deborah Dixon and Samuel Dixon, be and the same are hereby annulled and made void, and that the said Deborah Dixon be henceforth divorced from the said Samuel Dixon.

(Approved, January 12, 1826.)