ALABAMA LEGISLATIVE ACTS

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Annual Session, 22 Nov 1826- 13 Jan 1827

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Annual Session - House Journal


Annual Session - Senate Journal


Annual Session - Acts

  • Title page
  • Acts_1-13
    • AN ACT providing for the erection of a State Capitol.
    • AN ACT appointing a mode in which the Site for the State Capitol shall be selected.
    • AN ACT to secure additional lots for the erection of the State Capitol, and provided compensation for the site thereof.
    • AN ACT to amend an act to establish the Bank of the State of Alabama Approved December 20th, 1823.
    • AN ACT to exempt the Directors of the State Bank from certain public duties.
    • AN ACT supplementary to an act to establish a State University.
    • AN ACT amendatory to an act entitled an act to class and fix the price of the University land, passed January 13th, 1826.
    • AN ACT to provide for the distribution of the Public Arms among the different volunteer corps in this State.
    • AN ACT amendatory of the laws now in force on the subject of Bail in Civil Cases.
    • AN ACT more effectually to protect Sheriffs, Coroners and Constables in the discharge of their duties.
    • AN ACT to alter the mode of appointing Assessors and Tax Collectors, and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT to provide for taking the Census of this State.
    • AN ACT authorizing the Governor to liquidate and settle the accounts between this State and the State of Mississippi.
  • Act_14-25
    • AN ACT to raise a Revenue for the support of Government until otherwise altered by law.
    • AN ACT to alter the time of holding the County Courts of Lawrence, Limestone, Lauderdale, Dallas, Autauga, Montgomery, Perry and Conecuh.
    • AN ACT to change the times of holding the County Courts in Jefferson and Madison Counties.
    • AN ACT to alter the times of holding the County Courts of the counties of Tuscaloosa, Lawrence and Limestone.
    • AN ACT supplementary to the several acts heretofore passed in relation to the County Court for the county of Mobile, and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT to provide for an extra term of the Circuit Court in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
    • AN ACT directing in what manner, and in what Courts, suits may be brought against the State of Alabama.
    • AN ACT to compensate Witnesses attending Magistrates Courts.
    • AN ACT to define the boundary line between Shelby and Autauga counties.
    • AN ACT to compel plaintiffs to give security for cost, in certain cases.
    • AN ACT to authorize the Judge of the County Court and Commissioners of of revenue and roads of Shelby county to levy an extra tax, for the purpose of building a Jail in, and for said county.
    • AN ACT to authorized a levy of a county tax for the county of Covington.
  • Acts_26-42
    • AN ACT to establish certain election precincts therein named.
    • AN ACT relative to certain officers in Fayette county.
    • AN ACT to authorize the county court of Wilcox county to levy an extra tax.
    • AN ACT compelling Clerks and Sheriffs of certain counties in this state to keep their offices at their several court houses.
    • AN ACT to authorize the judges of the county courts and commissioners of roads and revenue of Perry, Franklin, Jefferson and Blount counties to appoint some suitable person to transcribe certain parts of the records of the county courts aforesaid.
    • AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to establish a permanent seat of Justice in the county of Jackson, and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT to repeal in part an act, entitled "an act to establish the town of Carthage, Tuscaloosa county.
    • AN ACT giving further time to persons holding claims against their respective counties to file the same.
    • AN ACT to vest in the county court of Covington county the power heretofore exercised by the commissioners of said county, and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT to compel the commissioners of the Town of Greenville in Butler county to transfer all papers relative to the lots of the said Town, to the judge of the county court and commissioners of roads and revenue of Butler county.
    • AN ACT authorizing the election of certain officers in the town of Greenville, in Butler county.
    • AN ACT to authorize the raising by lottery a sum of money for purposes therein specified.
    • AN ACT supplementary to an act for the government and harbor of Mobile.
    • AN ACT to authorize the Mobile school commissioners to raise a sum of money by lottery.
    • AN ACT to extend the civil and criminal jurisdiction of this state over so much of the Creek nation, as was ceded under the treaty of the Indian Springs of 1825, within the chartered limits of the State of Alabama.
    • AN ACT to divide the 42d Regiment of the Militia of this State.
    • AN ACT to pay officers for taking prisoners from one county to another in this state.
  • Acts_43-60
    • AN ACT to incorporate the Mobile marine railway and insurance company.
    • AN ACT to divide the 36th regiment of Alabama militia.
    • AN ACT to authorize the Field Officers of the 56th regiment to form a company of militia in Broxton=s settlement.
    • AN ACT better to provide for leasing the 16th section therein named.
    • AN ACT to authorize the Trustees of certain 16th sections in Jackson county to lease them for any number of years not exceeding twenty.
    • AN ACT to authorize the School commissioners of the 17th Township, of range 13, to lease the 16th section in said Township.
    • AN ACT to regulate the fees of certain public officers in Baldwin county.
    • AN ACT reducing the price of the Digest of the laws of Alabama.
    • AN ACT concerning the 16th section herein mentioned.
    • AN ACT organizing the 12th Regiment of Militia, St. Clair county.
    • AN ACT making it the duty of the Comptroller of Public Accounts to lay before both houses of the General Assembly, annually, in the first week of its session, a fair expose of the disbursement made from the contingent fund.
    • AN ACT to make an appropriation for digesting and revising the Militia and patrol laws of this State, as authorized by the General Assembly at their last session.
    • AN ACT to provide for the payment of Petit Jurors in certain counties therein named.
    • AN ACT to require additional services to be performed by the judge of the first judicial circuit in this state.
    • AN ACT prescribing the punishment of slaves and free persons of color for the commission of the crime of manslaughter on other slaves or free persons of color.
    • AN ACT to prevent the Creek Indians from hunting and trapping within the settled limits of this State.
    • AN ACT to exempt the members of the Hook and Ladder company in the city of Mobile from militia and patrol duty, and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT further to relieve insolvent debtors, and the better to secure the right of creditors.
  • Acts_61-80
    • AN ACT to authorize the judge of the county court and commissioners of roads and revenue of the county of Shelby to alter a certain road therein named.
    • AN ACT to prohibit the importation of slaves into this state for sale or hire.
    • AN ACT to repeal in part an act entitled an act to appoint commissioners to lay out two roads, loading from the ford on Line creek; the one to Coffeeville, the other to Tuscaloosa, passed Dec. 31st, 1822.
    • AN ACT explanatory of an act entitled an act to provide for the election of justices of the peace and constables, passed Dec. 31st, 1822.
    • AN ACT to amend an act concerning the town of Tuscumbia.
    • AN ACT to authorize the Intendant and Town Council of the Town of Montgomery, to hold their sessions in the court house of Montgomery county.
    • AN ACT more effectually to secure the compensation allowed by law to James therein mentioned.
    • AN ACT to amend the laws now in force for the punishment of malicious mischief.
    • AN ACT authorizing the citizens of Sommerville to elect a Constable.
    • AN ACT to amend an act entitled "an act for the more effectual preservation of personal liberty.
    • AN ACT to authorize Ebenezer Byram to sell a certain tract of land on the terms and conditions therein mentioned.
    • AN ACT to revive a certain act herein named.
    • AN ACT authorizing an extension of the lease taken by Seth Hunt, of the Salt Springs in the counties of Clark and Monroe.
    • AN ACT to declare certain parts of the Choctawhatchie and Pen rivers, public highways.
    • AN ACT to establish a certain road therein designated.
    • AN ACT for the improving the road leading from Blakeley to the upper line of Baldwin county, by the way of Durant’s.
    • AN ACT supplementary to the several acts now in force, first passed 31st December, 1822, and the second 24th December, 1824.
    • AN ACT to alter the state road from Selma to Cahawba, by way of the new bridge on Valley creek.
    • AN ACT to allow William Wharton to erect a mill on wills creek, in St. Clair county.
    • AN ACT to establish a road from Montevallo to Greensborough.
  • Acts_81-87
    • AN ACT to establish a ferry and appoint commissioners to lay out a certain road therein named.
    • AN ACT to authorize Abraham Smith and his associates to erect a mill on Coosa river.
    • AN ACT to authorized Edward Sims and his associates to open a turnpike road therein named.
    • AN ACT to establish a road from Elyton to Montevallo.
    • AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act concerning Roads, Highways, Bridges and Ferries, in the county of Mobile,
    • AN ACT amendatory to an act passed on the 14th January, 1826, entitled an act to authorize William H. Ragsdale and his associates to turnpike a road therein specified.
    • AN ACT supplementary to the several act heretofore passed, grating to Abraham Stout and his associates the privilege of opening a turnpike road commencing at or near John Gandy’s in Morgan county, to intersect the old Huntsville road at or near Elyton in Jefferson county.
  • Act_88
    • AN ACT to reduce into one the several acts concerning Roads, Bridges Ferries, and Highways.
  • Acts_89-91
    • AN ACT to incorporate the Cahawba navigation company.
    • AN ACT to incorporate the Alabama and Tennessee canal company.
    • AN ACT to incorporate the Muscle Shoals Canal Company.
  • Acts_92-103
    • AN ACT to improve the navigation of Flint river in Madison county.
    • AN ACT to incorporate the town of Decatur, in Morgan county.
    • AN ACT to incorporate the Pikeville Library Company.
    • AN ACT to incorporate the Trustees of Greenville Academy, in Butler County.
    • AN ACT to repeal in part an act passed of St. Stephens, Feb. 10th, 1818 incorporating the St. Stephens Steam Boat Company.
    • AN ACT to incorporate the Moulton Troop of Cavalry of Lawrence county.
    • AN ACT to amend an act, passed December 20, 1820, amending an act, passed 12th November, 1819, incorporating the town of Triana.
    • AN ACT to amend an act, entitled an act to incorporate the town of Florence, in the State of Alabama.
    • AN ACT to repeal an act incorporating the town of Rodney, in Washington county.
    • AN ACT to incorporate a body of Free-Masons at Claiborne, in Monroe County.
    • AN ACT to incorporate the Town of Pikeville.
    • AN ACT to incorporate the town of Russelville, in the state of Alabama.
  • Acts_104-116
    • AN ACT to incorporate the Tuscaloosa Library Company.
    • AN ACT making appropriation for certain claims against the State.
    • AN ACT making appropriations for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-seven.
    • AN ACT to incorporate the Rocky Mount Academy, in Autauga County.
    • AN ACT to authorise the Administrator and Administratrix of George Hardwick, to sell a certificate for one quarter section of land.
    • AN ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of Daniel Duval.
    • AN ACT to authorize Martha Brandon, administratrix of Josiah K. Brandon, deceased, to sell and convey certain town lots in Tuscaloosa.
    • AN ACT authorizing the administrator of Samuel Greenlee to transfer the certificate to the lands hereinafter mentioned.
    • AN ACT to make compensation to the commissioners to close the unsettled accounts between this State and Mississippi, and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT to compensate the commissioners appointed by the Governor for ascertaining and marking the permanent boundary line between this state and Georgia.
    • AN ACT for the relief of James W. Armstrong.
    • AN ACT to emancipate certain slaves therein named.
    • AN ACT to emancipate certain slaves therein named.
  • Acts_117-141
    • AN ACT to change the names and render legitimate certain persons therein named.
    • AN ACT to authorizing the administrator of Wm. McAlister, deceased, to transfer a certificate therein named.
    • AN ACT for the relief of Theophilus L. Toulmin, tax collector for the county of Mobile, for the year 1822.
    • AN ACT authorizing Sarah Bowie, administratrix if John Bowie, deceased, to sell and transfer certain real estate.
    • AN ACT to repeal in part and amend an act entitled an act for the relief of the inhabitants of the first Township, range seven, east of the basis meridian of Huntsville, approved, January 9th, 1826.
    • AN ACT for the relief of Grantland and Robinson.
    • AN ACT for the relief of John McGrew.
    • AN ACT to authorise Edward Calvert to sell and convey a certain land certificate.
    • AN ACT to compensate Reuben Chapman for certain services therein mentioned.
    • AN ACT for the relief of Zepheniah Hicks.
    • AN ACT for the relief of the securities of John Archer, deceased.
    • AN ACT for the relief of Mary Latham.
    • AN ACT for the relief of Charles A. Henry.
    • AN ACT for the relief of Andrew O. Horn.
    • AN ACT to amend in part an act entitled an act for the relief of William McDaniel, passed the third day of January 1825.
    • AN ACT for the relief of James Hall.
    • AN ACT for the relief of Daniel Coleman of Washington.
    • AN ACT to divorce William Bryant, from Rhodicy Bryant.
    • AN ACT to divorce Olivia A. Taylor from John Taylor.
    • AN ACT to divorce Kelly Stegall from Nancy Stegall.
    • AN ACT to divorce John Hamblin from Hannah Hamblin.
    • AN ACT to divorce Morgan Buck from Lavinia Buck.
    • AN ACT to divorce John Diamond from Lizzy Diamond.
    • AN ACT to divorce Mary Ducksworth from her husband George Ducksworth.
    • AN ACT to divorce Coleman Allen, from his wife Rebecca Allen.
  • Resolutions
    • RESOLUTIONS appointing commissioners to report on the claims of the first purchasers of Lots in Cahawba, in 1819, to the next General Assembly, and for other purposes.
    • RESOLUTION authorizing the money of the University, now in the Treasury, to be vested in State Stock, and for other purposes.
    • RESOLUTIONS relative to the Militia Laws of this State.
    • JOINT RESOLUTION to provide for the safe keeping of the Furniture belonging to the State, in the State House.
    • JOINT RESOLUTION explanatory of the third section of an act entitled "an act to fix the salary of the President of the Bank of the State of Alabama, and for other purposes."
    • A JOINT RESOLUTION of the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, disapproving certain resolutions of the legislatures of the States of Delaware, Connecticut, Illinois and Indiana, concurring with a resolution of the state of Ohio, proposing the emancipation of slaves; and a resolution of the legislature of New Jersey, recommending a system of foreign colonization.
    • REPORT and RESOLUTIONS in relation to the system for the disposal of the Public Lands, and to the unsettled Land Claims, in this State.
    • JOINT RESOLUTION instructing our Senators and Representatives in Congress on the subject of authorizing the sale of the sections numbered sixteen, reserved for the use of schools in this State.
    • RESOLUTION authorizing the Governor to offer the University Lands in Shelby and Bibb counties for sale on the third Monday in February next.
    • RESOLUTION removing the injunction of secresy imposed upon the report of the joint committee appointed to examine the Bank of the State.
    • RESOLUTIONS instructing our Senators and requesting our Representatives in Congress to use their endeavors to procure an equal extension of the National Judiciary system to the Western and South-Western States of the Union.
    • MEMORIAL to the Congress of the United States, asking permission for the Trustees of the University of Alabama to select other lands in lieu of those herein described.
    • MEMORIAL to the Congress of the United States on the subject of a donation to the trustees of La Fayette Academy in the village of La Grange.
    • RESOLUTIONS protesting against the exercise of implied, constructive, and unconstitutional powers on the part of the Federal Government, and asserting the rights secured to the States respectively by the Constitution of the United States.
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