ALABAMA LEGISLATIVE ACTS

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Annual Session, 15 Nov - 25 Dec 1824

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Annual Session - House Journal


Annual Session - Senate Journal


Annual Session - Acts

  • Title_Page
  • Acts_1-13
    • To Apportion the Representatives among the several counties of this state, and to divide the state into Senatorial Districts, according to the late Census.
    • To prevent the Abatement of Suits at Common Law.
    • The more effectually to ensure the Testimony of Absent Witnesses by Interrogatories.
    • To amend the Attachment Laws of this state.
    • To abolish the June term of the Supreme Court.
    • The better to provide for the punishment of escapes.
    • To repeal part of the Ninth Section of an Act, entitled "An Act to regulate proceedings in Chancery Suits," passed January 1st, 1823.
    • To repeal in part An Act, entitled "An Act to regulate the proceeding in the Courts of Law and Equity in this State," passed December 14, 1819.
    • Regulating proceedings on Penal Bonds.
    • To repeal in part an act therein mentioned; and requiring the plea of set off, or notice thereof in certain cases.
    • For rendering the decision of civil causes more speedy and less expensive than heretofore.
    • Concerning costs where suits are instituted in the name of one person for the use of another.
    • To amend the first section of an Act, entitled "An Act amendatory to the laws now in force for the relief of Insolvent Debtors," passed June 15th, 1821.
  • Acts_14-29
    • Amendatory of an Act, entitled "An Act regulating Escheats in this State, and to appoint Escheators;" and for other purposes.
    • To repeal an act, entitled "An Act to establish regular Justices Courts in this State,"  passed the 30th December 1823.
    • Giving further time in which executions shall be made returnable when issued by justices of the peace, from one county to another.
    • To regulate the mode of taxing costs on appeals, taken from the decision of the justices of the peace to the circuit and county courts, in this state.
    • To regulate the sale of slaves by Constables.
    • To regulate pleadings at Common Law.
    • To repeal in part an act regulating the fees of Justices, Constables and Lawyers, and to ascertain the fees that said officers are hereafter to receive.
    • Giving additional remedy against Constables.
    • To alter the time of  holding the next Circuit Court of  Lawrence county.
    • To authorize the resident Judge of the third Judicial Circuit to hold an intermediate Court in Blount County, for the purposes therein mentioned.
    • To authorize Judges of the County Courts to practice Law out of the County in which they may reside.
    • Providing for an extra term of the Circuit Court of Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
    • Supplemental to an Act, entitled "An Act to authorize an extra term of the Circuit Court of Mobile and Baldwin counties," passed during the present session of the General Assembly.
    • To alter the time of holding the County Courts of Lawrence and Jackson Counties.
    • To authorize the Judge of the county court and commissioners of revenue and roads of Marengo county, to levy a tax to build a Courthouse and Jail.
    • To authorize the county court of Bibb county to appoint some person to transcribe certain records of said court, and for other purposes.
  • Acts_30-38
    • Explanatory of, and supplemental to the act to establish the Bank of the state of Alabama.
    • To provide for the payment of the interest on the Loan obtained for the use of the state.
    • To provide for the transfer of Stock issued by the State, and for the renewal of lost Certificates thereof.
    • To alter the time of holding the County courts of Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Madison, Greene and St. Clair counties.
    • Relative to the securities of Judges of County Courts.
    • Authorising certain persons therein named to sell & dispose of real estate.
    • To repeal in part and amend an act, passed December 17th, 1823, authorising Matthew Harberson, administrator of Samuel Harberson, deceased, to make conveyance of a certain tract of land therein named.
    • To establish a permanent Seat of justice in the County of Jackson, and for other purposes.
    • Concerning Prisons and Prisoners.
  • Acts_39-50
    • To authorise the administrator of the estate of Cadwallader Lucy, dec'd. to sell and convey certain certificates of land, upon which one payment only has been made.
    • Authorising the Administrators of Nathaniel Henderson, deceased, to sell real estate.
    • To authorise Armstrong Mitchell, executor, and Elizabeth Averett, executrix of the last will and testament of Benjamin Averett, deceased, to transfer certain real estate.
    • To amend an act entitled an act to authorise Young A. Gray to convey certain real estate therein mentioned, passed December 30th, 1823.
    • Concerning the African Slaves lately ordered by the District Court of the United States, in this state, to be sold, and for other purposes.
    • To authorise the representatives of Malachi Gould, deceased, to sell certain real estate, and for other purposes.
    • For the relief of the heirs of Matthew C. Toulrnin and Elizabeth Toulmin.
    • To provide for the extinguishment of the debt due to the state of Alabama by the purchasers of lots in the town of Cahawba.
    • Authorising Isaac Pugh to transfer certain real estate therein named.
    • Authorising Executors, &c. to relinquish Lands under the act of Congress of the 18th May, 1824.
    • Making Appropriations for the year 1825.
    • To provide for the pay anent of slaves executed in pursuance of law.
  • Acts_51-58
    • Making Appropriations for certain Claims against the State.
    • Making bastards capable of inheriting and transmitting inheritance on the part of their mother.
    • To provide for the payment of Petit Jurors in the counties therein named, and for other purposes.
    • For the relief of Thomas B. Tunstall.
    • To repeal in part, and amend an act entitled, An act to raise a Revenue for the support of Government, until otherwise provided by law, passed December 27, 1822.
    • For the relief of John J. Burton, and Stephen Holt.
    • To authorise the comptroller to issue its warrant on the state Treasurer in favor of Narborne E. Chandler, for a certain sum therein named.
    • To extend the time of payment of part of the public Revenue of Washington county.
  • Acts_59-67
    • To compensate James Pugh for carrying Returns of the Election for Brigadier General from Pike county to Cahawba.
    • To raise a Revenue for the support of Government until otherwise provided for by law.
    • To confirm the title to sundry purchasers of Lands sold by the Trustees of the University of Alabama, and for other purposes.
    • Authorising and empowering the School Commissioners of the sixteenth Section, fourth Township, and seventh Range in the district of Lands sold at Huntsville, to Lease a small part thereof, for the purpose of having a Mill erected thereon.
    • To amend an act entitled "An act to prevent the frauds and fraudulent combinations in the sales of public lands, within this state," passed at Huntsville on the 17th December, 1819.
    • To provide for compensating the Electors for President and VicePresident of the United States.
    • For the relief of George A. Glover; Assessor and Tax Collector of Lawrence County, for the year 1823.
    • To prevent the commission of Trespasses on the Lands vested in the Trustees of the University of Alabama, and for other purposes.
    • Amendatory to an act concerning Divorce, passed December 21st, 1820,
  • Acts_68-75
    • For the relief of Charles Pearson.
    • For the relief of Abel Penington.
    • Divorcing Sarah R. Swansey from James N. Swansey.
    • Divorcing Abraham Beadle, from Letitia Beadle.
    • Altering the sale day's of Lands and Slaves in parts of counties of Lawrence and Franklin.
    • To alter the place of selling Lands and Negroes by the Sheriff of Bibb County, in certain cases.
    • Authorising the location and sale of certain quarter sections of Land, granted by Congress to the several counties of this state, for seats of justice.
    • Appointing Agents to select a certain quarter section of land for the county of Shelby, and other counties therein names.
  • Acts_76-78
    • To alter and amend the Charter of Incorporation of the City of Mobile.
    • To exempt the members of the Neptune Fire Companies, Nos. 1, and 2, of the City of Mobile from militia and patrol duty; and for other purposes.
    • To establish a county therein named, and for other purposes.
  • Acts_79-90
    • To establish a certain county therein named, and for other purposes.
    • To provide for the opening and keeping in repair a certain road therein described.
    • Making an appropriation for Thomas B. Childress.
    • For changing the compensation of the judge of the county court of Mobile county, and for other purposes therein mentioned.
    • To amend an act authorising Edwin Lewis to open and construct a road in Mobile county, and for other purposes; passed Dec. the 18th, 1821.
    • Pointing out the manner by which the streets in the town of Greensborough, shall be opened and kept in good order.
    • Concerning the Revenue of Mobile County.
    • To establish the Town of Whitesburg, and to Incorporate its Trustees.
    • Supplementary to, and amendatory of, the laws now in force regulating the appointment of Auctioneers and sales at auction.
    • To alter and amend an act authorising the Judge of the county Court of Mobile county to appoint a public Weigher in the city of Mobile.
    • To alter and establish the boundary lines between certain counties therein named.
    • For the relief of Curtis Sibley and James L. Seabury, securities of Henry Wheat.
  • Acts_91-101
    • To incorporate a Volunteer Corps of Infantry in the City of Mobile, to be styled, The Mobile Republican Greens.
    • To establish a State Road leading from the city of Mobile, to the Mississippi State line.
    • To incorporate the Montgomery Light Infantry Company.
    • Exempting the inhabitants of the town of Claiborne, in Monroe county, from working on roads beyond the limits of said town.
    • To Incorporate the Spring Creek Navigation Company.
    • To establish a Road from the town of Montevallo to the to town of Greensborough, and for other purposes.
    • To amend an act, entitled, "An act to incorporate the Trustees of the Claiborne Academy."
    • Concerning the apportionment of hands liable to work on public roads  in the county of Baldwin.
    • Supplementary to an act, passed at Cahawba, on the 20th day of December, 1823, entitled, "An act to appoint commissioners to improve the navigation of the Tennessee river."
    • Amendatory to an act, entitled, "An act to establish a Public Road from the southern boundary line of township eight, in range four or five west of the basis meridian of Huntsville, to th Falls of Tuscaloosa, passed December, 1820."
    • Concerning Roads, Highways, Bridges, and Ferries in the County of Mobile.
  • Acts_102-114
    • To alter the time of appointing overseer of roads.
    • To establish the Mobile Society of Literature.
    • Declaring Cotaco in Morgan County a public highway.
    • Declaring Flint River in Navigation County a public highway.
    • To declare Beaver creek, in Wilcox county, Public Highway.
    • To exempt the citizens of the town of Elyton in Jefferson county, and the town of Sommerville in Morgan county, and the town of Tuscumbia in Franklin County, from Working on any road, beyond the limits of said towns.
    • To exempt persons from working on a certain State Road, at a greater distance from their places of residence, than if the same were a County Road.
    • To amend an act, entitled "An act to establish a Public Pond from Ditto's landing to Marston Mead's, in Blount County, passed December 30th 1822.
    • To Incorporate the Minette Bridge Company.
    • For the relief of Joseph Burleson.
    • To repeal in part, and amend an act entitled, "An act to incorporate the Murder Creek Navigation Company, passed December 15th, 1821, and for other purposes."
    • To divide the thirty-second Regiment of the Militia of this state.
    • To establish an additional election precinct in the counties of Lawrence and Walker.
  • Acts_115-127
    • For the more effectual distribution of the Journals of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives.
    • To establish certain election precincts therein named.
    • To establish certain election precincts therein named.
    • To provide for the better organization of the Militia of this state.
    • To repeal so much of an Act as requires persons to swear they will not retain Spirituous Liquors to Indians.
    • To alter the third, fourth and fifth Judicial Circuits and to fix the time of holding the courts therein.
    • To alter or amend an act, passed December the 23d, 1822, entitled, "An act to establish a public road from the house of John Gandy, in, Morgan county, to Baltimore or Morgan's springs in Blount county.
    • To authorise Mary Ann Kennedy to emancipate a certain slave therein named.
    • For the emancipation of slaves George and Sarah.
    • For improving the Navigation of the Harbor and Port of Mobile.
    • Giving a lien on Vessels in certain cases.
    • To repeal part of an act, entitled an act to authorise Rebecca Fletcher to emancipate a certain slave therein named, passed Dec. 29, 1823.
    • To emancipate the mulatto girl Margaret, a slave of James Johnston of Mobile county.
  • Acts_128-135
    • To emancipate certain persons therein named.
    • To emancipate Gamaliel, a slave.
    •  To authorise the emancipation of a certain slave therein named.
    • Concerning public roads in the county of Montgomery.
    • To provide for the raising of a fund for the support of an Academy and an Hospital in the county of Baldwin.
    • To authorise the citizens of Florence to raise a sum of money to procure water for said town.
    • To repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act to authorise David Peobles to continue a toll-bridge over the Escambia creek in the county of Conecuh.
    • To establish a certain road therein mentioned.
  • Resolutions
    • Of thanks to JAMES MONROE, President of the United States.
    • In relation to Major General LA FAYETTE.
    • In relation to unsettled Land Claims below 31st degree, North Latitude, and Pre-emption rights.
    • Explanatory of an act entitled an act for the relief of the people of the State of Alabama, &c.
    • In relation to certain objects of Internal Improvement within the state of Alabama.
    • Providing for the further distribution of the statute laws of the state of Alabama.
    • Authorising the Comptroller to issue his warrant in favor of Edward Herndon for services as Assistant Adjutant General.
    • To the Congress of the United States respecting the sale of Relinquished Lands.
    • Authorising the doorkeeper of the Senate to take charge of the public Furniture.
    •  To ascertain the mode of Voting most acceptable to the People.
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