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An act to digest the Laws of the State of Alabama.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the Judges of the Circuit Courts, and the Attorney General of the State, be, and they are hereby appointed by the Commissioners, whose duty it shall be, to compile and digest, in a volume of convenient size, all the laws that are now in force in this State, leaving out all such acts, or parts of acts, that have been repealed, retaining their title and time of repeal: and it shall be the duty of said Commissioners, and they are hereby required, to prepare marginal notes containing an abbreviation of the substance of each page, which notes of abbreviation shall be printed on the margin of each page.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Commissioners shall make an index, referring to all the principal matters contained in the volume, which volume shall be


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entitled The Laws of the State of Alabama: and the Commissioners, or a majority of them, when assembled, are hereby directed to prepare such amendments as they may think the existing laws require, to be by them submitted to the next General Assembly.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Judges and Attorney General aforesaid, in all acts containing technical phrases, or words in other than the English language, to translate the same.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Commissioners are hereby required to insert in the digest, the Constitution of this State, and of the United States, together with the Declaration of Independence, and such acts of Congress as they may think necessary.

(Signed) JAMES DELLET

Speaker of the House of Representatives

THOMAS BIBB

President of the Senate

Approved-December 17, 1819

(Signed) WM. W. BIBB

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An act to establish the seat of justice in Limestone county, 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 permanent site for the seat of justice for Limestone county, is hereby established in the town of Athens.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That Reuben Tilman, Thomas Redus, Jeremiah Tucker, Robert Pollock, and Samuel Handley, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to superintend the public buildings for said county, under the directions of the county court.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all contracts the aforesaid commissioners have entered into, under the direction of the county court, shall be valid.

(Signed) JAMES DELLET

Speaker of the House of Representatives

THOMAS BIBB

President of the Senate

Approved-December 3, 1819

(Signed) WM. W. BIBB


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An act to authorize the County Court of Dallas County, to levy a tax to pay for building a jail in said county.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the County Court of Dallas county, at their first term after the first day of January next, be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered, to levy a tax to the amount of fifteen hundred and sixty dollars, upon the property and objects that are subject to a state tax: Provided, That the said court shall apportion said tax on the different objects, as nearly similar to that of the state tax, as may be convenient; which said county tax shall be collected by the Tax-Collector at the same time, and in the same manner, as the state tax, and shall be paid by the Collector into the hands of the County Treasurer, (subject to the order of the County Court,) at the same time the state tax will be required to be paid into the hands of the State Treasury; and the Tax-Collector shall be allowed the same per cent for collecting the county as the state tax.

(Signed) JAMES DELLET

Speaker of the House of Representatives

THOMAS BIBB

President of the Senate

Approved-November 27th 1819

(Signed) WM. W. BIBB.

 

An act making appropriations for certain persons therein named, and continuing in office of the present Trustees of school-lands in Madison county.

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 seventy-three dollars be, and the same is hereby allowed to John Boardman, for sundry printing done for the General Assembly, this session; and also, to William Leech, the sum of ten dollars, for making railing to the lobby of the House; also, to Jonas J. Bell, the sum of thirty-seven dollars, for stationary; also, to Samuel K. M'Graw, the sum of forty dollars, for two stoves furnished the House of Representatives; also to Daniel Rather, for sundry accounts of stationary, one hundred and three dollars: also, to Glass & Hudnell, the sum of


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one hundred and fifty dollars and twenty-five cents, for tables, &c. for the General assembly; also, to Pleasant Willis, the sum of twenty-five dollars, as rent of chairs by him furnished for the use of the House of Representatives; also, to John K. Dunn, the sum of one hundred and fifty-one dollars ninety-three and three-fourth cents, for preparing and furnishing the senate chamber with chairs and other articles: to Benjamin B. Jones, a delegate from Lauderdale to the Territorial Legislature in eighteen hundred and eighteen, two hundred and forty-two dollars and fifty cents; to Lewis Dillahunty, a delegate from the county of Lawrence in the Territorial Legislature for the year eighteen hundred and eighteen, the sum of two hundred dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Governor be, and he is hereby authorized, to rent a suitable building in the town of Cahawba, for the reception and safe-keeping of State papers; and that the Governor draw on the contingent fund, for that sum of money which will be sufficient to compensate for the use of such building, until a proper apartment shall have been completed, within the temporary state building, for the reception of the state papers : and that the Governor also draw on the fund aforesaid, for that sum of money which will be sufficient to pay for office rent at Huntsville.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the present trustees, or a majority of them, of the School-land of the county of Madison, be continued in office, until superseded by the commissioners hereafter to be appointed by law, who shall be authorized to rent for one year, the lands of, and employ teachers for, their respective townships: which trustees, when superseded, shall deliver to their successors in office, all bonds, notes, &c,. belonging to the townships

(Signed) JAMES DELLET,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOMAS BIBB

President of the Senate.

Approved-December 17, 1819

(Signed) WM. W. BIBB

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An act providing for the payment of Irby Jones.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Irby Jones be, and he is hereby, allowed, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for the use of his house, whilst occupied by the House of Representatives.


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Sec. 2. And be it further enacted. That the comptroller of accounts be, and he is hereby, required to audit, and the Treasurer is hereby required to pay, the aforesaid amount of one hundred and fifty dollars.

(Signed) JAMES DELLET,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOMAS BIBB.

President of the Senate.

Approved- December 13, 1819.

(Signed) WM. W. BIBB.

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An Act to authorize the administratrix and administrator of Daniel W. Michaux, deceased, to sell certain real estate therein named.

Section. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Eliza F. Michaux, administratrix, and Robert G. Moseley, administrator, of Daniel W. Michaux, deceased, be and they are hereby authorized, to sell the certificates of the southwest quarter of section number twenty-eight, the southeast quarter of section number twenty-nine, and the east half of the northwest quarter of section number thirty-three, in township number four of range number seven west, in Madison district, belonging to the estate of Daniel W. Michaux, deceased, on such terms as they may deem most advantageous, taking bond with sufficient security, for the true and faithful payment of the consideration: Provided, That thirty days notice be given of the time of sale, and that the same be sold at public auction, at the court house of the county in which said real estate may lie.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said administratrix and administrator are hereby authorized and empowered, on the sale of such certificates, to make or cause to be made to the purchaser or purchasers, as the case may be, of the same, a conveyance of such title as the said decedent had or was entitled to: which conveyance shall be equally valid and binding, as if the same had been made by the said decedent in his lifetime.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That said administratrix and administrator shall, before the sale of the lands herein before authorized to be sold, enter into bond with sufficient security, payable to the Chief Justice of the Orphans Court of the county in which said lands are situated, for


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the disposition of the money arising from the sale of said lands, agreeably to the existing laws regulating the distribution of the personal effects of deceased persons.

(Signed) JAMES DELLET

Speaker of the House of Representatives

THOMAS BIBB

President of the Senate

Approved-November 22, 1819

(Signed) WM. W. BIBB

 

An act to authorize the administrator of Thomas Garretson, deceased, to sell certain real estate.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the administrator of Thomas Garretson, deceased, be, and he is hereby authorized, to sell the undivivded moiety of a certain lot or parcel of land, in the town of St. Stephens, of which said lot or parcel of land, the said Thomas Garretson, deceased, and James C. Gamble. were tenants in common, on such terms as he may deem most advantageous, taking bond with good and sufficient security, for the payment of the condition: Provided, thirty days notice be given of the time of sale: and that said land be sold at public auction, at the town of St. Stephens.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said administrator is hereby authorized and empowered, on the sale of said real estate, to make or cause to be made, to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, as the case may be, a conveyance of such title as the said deceased had, or was entitled to: which conveyance shall be equally valid and binding, as if the same had been made by the said decedant in his lifetime.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That said administrator shall, before the sale of the lands herein before authorized to be sold, enter into bond with good and sufficient security, to the Chief Justice of the Orphans Court of Washington county, for the disposition of the monies arising from the sale of said real estate, agreeably to the existing laws regulating the distribution of personal effects of deceased persons.

(Signed) JAMES DELLET

Speaker of the House of Representatives

THOMAS BIBB

President of the Senate

Approved-November 27, 1819

(Signed) WM. W. BIBB


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An act to authorize the administratix and administrators of James Hargrove, deceased, to sell a certain quarter section of land.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Mary Hargrove, administratrix, and William Hargrove, Benjamin Hargrove, and Andrew M. Hargrove, administrators of James Hargrove, deceased, be, and they are hereby authorized to sell at public auction (giving at least thirty days public notice thereof,) the northeast quarter of section number two, in township two, range numbered three, west of the basis meridian, of Madison county; taking bond with approved security for the true and faithful payment of the same.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said administratix and administrators are hereby authorized and empowered, on the sale of said quarter section of land, to make or cause to be made, to the purchaser of the same, a conveyance of such title as the said decedant had, or was entitled to: which conveyance shall be equally valid and binding as if the same had been made by the said decedant in his lifetime.

(Signed) JAMES DELLET

Speaker of the House of Representatives

THOMAS BIBB

President of the Senate

Approved-December 16, 1819

(Signed) WM.. W. BIBB

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An act to authorize the administratix of Josiah Wood, deceased, and Edmund I. Bailey, to sell certain real estate.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Susanna Wood, administratix of Joshiah Wood, deceased, late of Lauderdale county, and Edmund I. Bailey of the county aforesaid, be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered, to sell all or any number of certificates of certain land situated in the aforesaid county of Lauderdale, which were purchased at the land sales of Huntsville, by the said Josiah Wood and Edmund I. Bailey in partnership, on such terms as they may deem most advan-


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tageous, taking bond with sufficient security, for the true and faithful payment of the consideration: Provided, that thirty days notice be given in some public paper published in this State, of the time of sale, and that the same shall be sold at public auction on the premises.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said administratix and Edmund I. Baily, be, and they are hereby authorized, on the sale of such certificates, to make or cause to be made, to the purchaser or purchasers as the case may be, a legal transfer of the same, which transfer shall be equally binding and valid, as if the same had been made in the lifetime of the said deceased, by him and said Baily

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said administratrix shall, before the sale of the lands or certificates herein before authorized to be sold, enter into bond with sufficient security, payable to the chairman or chief justice of the county court of Lauderdale, for the disposition of one half the money arising from the sale of said lands or certificates, agreeable to the existing laws regulating the distribution of the personal effects of those who die intestate.

(Signed) JAMES DELLET,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOMAS BIBB

President of the Senate

Approved-December 13, 1819

(Signed) WM. W. BIBB

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