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Annual Session, 19 Nov 1827- 15 Jan 1828

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Annual Session - House Journal


Annual Session - Senate Journal


Annual Session - Acts

  • Title_page
  • Acts_1-17
    • AN ACT, to provide for the transfer of stock issued by the State, and for the renewal of lost certificates thereof.
    • AN ACT, to provide for the more speedy collection of debts due to the Bank of the State of Alabama, in certain cases.
    • AN ACT, further to amend the charter of the Bank of the State of Alabama.
    • AN ACT, to increase the Capital of the Bank of the State of Alabama.
    • AN ACT, supplementary to an act entitled "an act, to amend an act, to establish the Bank of the State of Alabama," approved, December 20th, 1823.
    • AN ACT, to form a Seventh Judicial Circuit.
    • AN ACT, to change the time of holding the county court of Monroe county.
    • AN ACT, giving additional powers to the Commissioners for Superintending the erection of the State Capital, and for Compensating the Superintendant.
    • AN ACT, to provide for Reports of the decisions of the Supreme Court.
    • A JOINT RESOLUTION to authorize the erection of the State Capitol in Broad Street.
    • AN ACT, to provide for the location of the University of the State of Alabama.
    • A JOINT RESOLUTION adopting a plan for the State Capitol.
    • AN ACT,to alter the time of holding the county court of Montgomery City.
    • AN ACT, to alter the time of holding the county Courts of Franklin county.
    • AN ACT, to change the times of holding the county courts of Jefferson, Henry and Dale counties.
    • AN ACT, to provide for an extra term of the Circuit court in Mobile county.
    • AN ACT, to amend and explain an act, entitled an act, to establish a Seventh Judicial Circuit.
    • AN ACT, changing the time of holding county Courts in Green and Perry counties.
    • AN ACT, to apportion the Representatives among the several counties in this State, and to divide the State into Senatorial Districts according to the late Census.
  • Acts_18-33
    • AN ACT to regulate the payment of Petit Jurors in the county of Washington.
    • AN ACT, to organize and establish a Circuit court in Dale county, and to arrange the counties of the first, second and sixth Judicial Circuits.
    • AN ACT to amend an act, entitled an act, to provide for the Printing of the Laws and Journals, and for other purposes; passed 25th, Dec. 1822.
    • AN ACT, to provide for the arranging, filing and preservation of the papers relating to unfinished business of each session of the Legislature.
    • AN ACT, to encourage the raising Volunteer Companies in the county of Morgan.
    • AN ACT, to incorporate a Volunteer company under the name and style of "the Monroe Rifle company."
    • AN ACT, to establish the 52nd Regiment of Alabama Militia.
    • AN ACT, to alter the times of holding company courts Martial.
    • AN ACT, to divide the twenty-second Regiment of the Militia of this State.
    • AN ACT, to provide for the preservation of the Public arms.
    • AN ACT, to authorize James Mahan, William Lovelady, John Gardner and Ransom Davis, to enter a certain quantity of University Land, for the purposes therein mentioned.
    • AN ACT, to authorize the Governor to cause Bonds taken for public arms to be renewed.
    • AN ACT, to provide for the establishment of the permanent Seat of Justice in the county of Walker.
    • AN ACT, relative to Volunteer companies in the Militia of this Bye-Laws of State, and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT, to prevent te abatement of suits in certain cases.
    • AN ACT, to provide for the payment of Petit Jurors in the county of Jefferson.
    • AN ACT, concerning the duties of Clerks of the County courts; and other Officers.
  • Acts_34-43
    • AN ACT, to authorize the people of the county of Bibb, to fix the premanent Seat of Justice, in said county; and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT, to provide for ascertaining the sense of the citizens of Autauga county with regard to the seat of Justice in said county.
    • AN ACT, to authorize the Sheriffs of Walker, Dale and Covington counties to execute precepts, issued by Justices of the Peace.
    • AN ACT, to establish a permanent Seat of Justice in the County of Henry.
    • AN ACT, regulating the duties of Attorneys at Law, and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT, to extend to St. Clair and Shelby counties, concurrent Civil and criminal jurisdiction with Autauga county in the Creek Nation.
    • AN ACT, to authorize the judge of the county court, and the commissioners of Revenue and Roads, of Tuscaloosa county, to hold a special court.
    • AN ACT to repeal an act, entitled an act to provide for the payment of Petit Jurors, in the counties therein named, and for other purposes; passed December 25th, 1824 as far as the same applies to the county of Autauga, and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT, to authorize the sales of sixteenth Sections and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT for the further relief of securities.
  • Acts_44-65
    • AN ACT declaring the effects of Notarial Protests.
    • AN ACT, regulating Judicial Proceedings.
    • AN ACT, relative to the duties of Grand Juries.
    • AN ACT, defining the liability of endorsers; and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT, to authorise the election of a justice of the peace in the town of Columbia in Shelby county.
    • AN ACT, to authorise the Judge of the County Court of Monroe county and the commissioners of Roads and Revenue to levy a special tax, for the purpose therein mentioned.
    • AN ACT, to give Justices of the Peace Jurisdiction of certain contracts therein named.
    • AN ACT, providing at what place land and negroes taken in execution, shall be sold in the county of Tuskaloosa.
    • AN ACT, better to regulate Judicial Proceedings.
    • AN ACT, supplementary to an act, entitled "an act, concerning executions and sales by Sheriffs, and for other purposes, "passed December 20th, 1820.
    • AN ACT, to provide the Clerks of the several counties in this state, with copies of the acts of the present, and each subsequent Congress of the United States.
    • AN ACT, to authorize the County Court of Butler County to make further Sales of Lots in Greenville.
    • AN ACT, more effectually to prevent frauds and fraudulent conveyances and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT, relative to offsets, before justices of the peace, and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT, providing for the payment of Solicitors for prosecuting to conviction Slaves charged with capital offences.
    • AN ACT, to authorise the County Court of Jackson County to Levy an extra tax.
    • AN ACT, to provide for the translation and preservation of the Spanish Records of this state.
    • AN ACT relative to the satisfaction of executions.
    • AN ACT, to provide compensation for a person to transcribe and arrange the records of the clerks office, of the county courts, for the counties of Dallas and Henry.
    • AN ACT, concerning the attendance of Jurors.
    • AN ACT, to authorize the Judge of the county court and commissioners of roads and revenue of Shelby county, to levy an extra tax.
    • AN ACT, concerning the registration of Deeds and Patents.
  • Acts_66-83
    • AN ACT to repeal an act, entitled an act, to provide for the payment of Petit Jurors, in certain counties therein named. Approved, Dec. 22d, 1826, "so far as said act relates to the counties of Dallas, Marengo and Clark."
    • AN ACT, prescribing the mode of ascertaining the sense of the citizens of this state, on the proposed amendment to the constitution of this state limiting the tenure of the Judges to seven years.
    • AN ACT to alter the boundaries of certain Counties therein named.
    • AN ACT, to authorise Josiah D. Lister administrator of the estate of Charles Vivion deceased, to settle his accounts in the circuit court of Washington County.
    • AN ACT, to define the Corporate Limits of the Town of Sparta, in Conecuh county, and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT, to authorise the Election of an additional Constable in the Beat including the Town of Claiborne.
    • AN ACT, to change the names of certain persons therein mentioned.
    • AN ACT, authorising Wyatt Harper Administrator of William Bates deceased to sell and transfer Real Estate.
    • AN ACT authorising Samuel B. Ewing Adminstrator of Thomas Ewing Deceased, to sell and transfer certain real estate.
    • AN ACT, to authorise John G. Creagh to bring into this state the slaves of his wards, Anne D. House and James House, and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT, concerning the Estates of deceased persons.
    • AN ACT, to amend an act entitled an act to divide the State into districts for electing representatives to Congress passed Dec. 21, 1822.
    • AN ACT, to repeal in part a certain act, therein named.
    • AN ACT, providing for the election of a Sheriff in Blount county; and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT, to repeal in part, and amend an act, entitled an act, respecting slaves, passed on March 6th 1805.
    • AN ACT, to emancipate certain persons therein mentioned.
    • AN ACT, to authorise the raising of three thousand dollars for the purpose of building a Bridge across shoal creek.
    • AN ACT, to regulate the Inspection of Tobacco in this State.
  • Acts_84-100
    • AN ACT, supplementary to an act to establish the dividing line between the counties of Tuscaloosa and Bibb, passed the present section.
    • AN ACT, for extending the time granted to John Fowler for running a Steam Ferry Boat, and a Row Boat, or Sail Boat between the city of Mobile, and the town of Blakely, by an act, passed December 22d, 1822.
    • AN ACT, to amend the third section of an act, passed at the last session of the Legislature to compensate the commissioners, appointed by the Governor for ascertaining and marking the permanent boundary line, between this State and Georgia.
    • AN ACT, to authorize the Commissioners of Revenue and Roads of Mobile county, to levy a special Tax; and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT, to aid in the endowment of a Humane Charity Hospital in the city of Mobile.
    • AN ACT, to amend an act entitled an act, respecting bail in civil cases, passed 9th, December 1823.
    • AN ACT, to incorporate the Hibernian Benevolent Society of Mobile.
    • AN ACT, to repeal in part, and amend the several acts now in force relative to the Port and Harbor of Mobile.
    • AN ACT, to amend the Law in relation to Original attachments.
    • AN ACT, supplementary to the several acts now in force in relation to public Weighers of Cotton in the City of Mobile.
    • AN ACT, to authorise the Judge and commissioners of St. Clair County to levy a Tax for the purposes therein mentioned.
    • AN ACT, supplementary to an act entitled an act to alter and amend the Charter of Incorporation of the City of Mobile.
    • AN ACT, to authorise William Hynes to sell and convey a certain tract of Land therein mentioned and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT, to declare Canoe Creek in St. Clair county, a Public Highway.
    • AN ACT, supplementary to any act, entitled an act, to establish a road from Montevallo, to Greensborough, approved January 12th, 1827.
    • AN ACT, reviving an act, authorising a Lottery for the benefit of the navigation of the Buttehatchee river.
    • AN ACT, to authorise Jesse Lott, to continue a Toll Bridge erected over Dog River, in the county of Mobile; and for other purposes.
  • Acts_101-112
    • AN ACT, to abolish, and establish certain Election Precincts therein mentioned.
    • AN ACT, to explain and amend the ninth section of an act, passed December 13th, 1819, entitled an act, to establish certain counties therein named, and for other purposes therein mentioned.
    • AN ACT, to allow further time to the Tax Collector of Madison county to collect and pay over the taxes of that county for the year 1827.
    • AN ACT, relative to the estate of Isaac Edwards, late of Conecuh county deceased.
    • AN ACT, the better to provide for the trial of the right of property and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT, to authorize the building a jail in Morgan County.
    • AN ACT, explanatory of the eleventh and twenty-fourth Sections of an act to reduce into one the several acts concerning Road, Bridges, Ferries and Highway, approved January 12th, 1827.
    • AN ACT to revive in part a certain act therein specified.
    • AN ACT, concerning the owners and keepers of mills and other water works.
    • AN ACT, for the benefit of the Estate of Daniel Davis deceased late Monroe County.
    • AN ACT, to establish the dividing line, between the counties of Tuscaloosa and Bibb, according to the existing laws.
    • AN ACT to appoint Commissioners for the County of Dale; and for other purposes
  • Acts_112-128
    • AN ACT, to authorise the Judge of the county court and commissioners of roads and revenue, to fill vacancies in certain cases.
    • AN ACT, to amend an act entitled an act concerning Roads, Highways, Bridges and Ferries in the County of Mobile
    • An Act to preserve the health of the inhabitants residing on Sinking Creek in Lauderdale County.
    • AN ACT, to repeal in part an act passed twenty-seventh December 1814.
    • AN ACT, authorising a Lottery for the benefit of Cyrus Chapter No. 6 of Royal Arch Masons and of Florence Lodge No 14, of Ancient Freemasons in the town of Florence.
    • AN ACT to amend an act, entitled "an act, excluding from suffrage, serving as jurors and holding offices such persons as may be convicted of bribery, forgery and other high crimes and misdemeanors.
    • AN ACT, amendatory of the several acts heretofore passed, in relation to the public revenue.
    • AN ACT, to place a certain road therein named, under the control of the commissioners court of revenue and roads, of Shelby county.
    • AN ACT, to repeal so much of the 3d section of an act, entitled "an act, to reduce the expences of the General Assembly; and for other purposes, passed at Cahawba, the 15th day of June, 1821" as is herein specified.
    • AN ACT, in relation to a certain fund therein mentioned.
    • AN ACT, to repeal in part, and amend an act, entitled an act, to establish a certain road therein designated.
    • AN ACT, to appoint Commissioners to lay out a road therein specified.
    • AN ACT, to revive and continue in force, an act, entitled "an act, to provide for the choosing electors of President and Vice President of the United States, passed December 26th, 1823.
    • AN ACT, to amend an act to authorise Clerks and Magistrates to collect costs in certain cases.
    • AN ACT, to amend a certain act therein mentioned.
    • AN ACT, to provide for keeping in repair a certain Road therein mentioned.
    • AN ACT, to authorise the Administrator of Daniel Mitchell to make and receive assurances of title to certain Real Estate.
  • Acts_129-144
    • AN ACT, to establish a road from McMurry's old saw mill on the shades creek in Jefferson County to Charles Mundine's in Shelby County.
    • AN ACT, to repeal in part an act passed March one thousand eight hundred and three, and re-enacted with amendments February one thousand eight hundred and seven.
    • AN ACT, giving further time for filing county claims.
    • AN ACT, to amend and explanatory of an act to authorise William H. Ragsdale and his associates to Turnpike a road therein specified, passed fourteenth day of January, 1826.
    • AN ACT, authorising a lottery for the purpose of building an academy and Court House in the county of Henry.
    • AN ACT, to compel Solicitors to reside within their respective Circuits.
    • AN ACT, better to secure the benefit of the laws exempting certain property from execution to poor families of this State.
    • AN ACT, to authorize Isham R. Howze to bring to this State the Slaves of Susan B. Howze.
    • AN ACT, to alter the boundary line between the Counties of Shelby and Autauga.
    • AN ACT, to provide for the support of Paupers, in the counties of Madison, Autauga, Tuscaloosa and Clark.
    • AN ACT, to authorise Ansel Sawyer to erect a Mill on Coosa river.
    • AN ACT, to authorise the Commissioners of the sixteenth section of the first Township and eighth Range west of the meridian of Huntsville, situated in the County of Lauderdale, to lease said section for ninetynine years renewable forever.
    • AN ACT, to provide for the payment of certain expences therein mentioned.
    • AN ACT, to revive and continue in force an act passed the 31st day of December, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, entitled An Act, to Incorporate the town of Jonesborough in the county of Jefferson.
    • AN ACT, to amend an act to regulate the licencing of Physicians to practice and for other purposes, Approved December 22, 1823.
    • AN ACT, to authorise James Thompson, and his associates to open a Turnpike Road therein named.
  • Acts_145-157
    • AN ACT, for the relief of William Furguson.
    • AN ACT, to fix and establish the dividing line between the Counties of Tuskaloosa and Jefferson by visible and marked boundaries.
    • AN ACT for the benefit of the Pikeville Library Company.
    • AN ACT, to extend the corporate limits of Bellefonte.
    • AN ACT, prescribing the mode of commencing the contest of certain elections and of procuring evidence therein.
    • AN ACT making approriations for certain claims against the State.
    • AN ACT, to authorise John P. Neale, agent of William A. Powell, to emancipate John Robinson a man of color.
    • AN ACT, to Emancipate certain Persons therein named.
    • AN ACT, making appropriations for the year eighteen-hundred and twenty-eight.
    • AN ACT, for the relief of Duglad McFarlane.
    • AN ACT, for the relief of Samuel Battles.
    • AN ACT, to divorce Jane Gholson from her husband John Gholson.
    • AN ACT, to authorise and require the Secretary of State to procure and distribute to each county in this State one set of weights and measures.
  • Acts_158-186
    • AN ACT, for the relief of James W. Armstrong.
    • AN ACT, for the relief of Joseph Owens.
    • AN ACT, for the relief of William W. Garrard.
    • AN ACT, for the relief of Caswell R. Clifton Tax-Collector of Madison County.
    • AN ACT, for the relief of Robert H. Rose.
    • AN ACT for the relief of Henry Box.
    • AN ACT for the relief of Pleasant Wright former jailer of Greene county.
    • AN ACT to emancipate certain persons therein named.
    • AN ACT for the relief of Charles Pearson Tax Collector of Lawrence County.
    • AN ACT, to divorce Parthenia Coursey from her husband James Coursey.
    • AN ACT, to divorce Winney Gaines from her husband Francis S. Gaines.
    • AN ACT, to divorce Thomas J. Snowden, from Tabitha Snowden.
    • AN ACT, to divorce William Travis from Elizabeth Travis.
    • AN ACT, to incorporate "Barker Encampment of Knights Templar No. 1."
    • AN ACT, to divorce Peggy Seay from Nicholas Seay.
    • AN ACT, to divorce Elizabeth W. Colwell from Samuel Cowell.
    • AN ACT to emancipate certain slaves therein named.
    • AN ACT, to divorce William O. Russell from Nancy G. Russell.
    • AN ACT for the relief of Bushrod W. Bell.
    • AN ACT to emancipate a certain slave therein named.
    • AN ACT to change the name of, and legitmate a certain person herein named.
    • AN ACT to divorce Abraham Danner from Anne Danner.
    • AN ACT, to divorce Joseph Cadole from Nancy Cadole.
    • AN ACT to divorce James Pharr and Mary Pharr.
    • AN ACT for the relief of John Wood.
    • AN ACT to authorise Mahala Farrer to emancipate a mulatto woman slave named Patience.
    • AN ACT to amend in part, and repeal in part an act to establish the Town of Whitesburg and incoporate its Trustees.
    • AN ACT, to Incorporate the Trustees of Oak Grove Academy of Perry County.
    • AN ACT, to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the town of Florence in the State of Alabama.
  • Acts_187-193
    • AN ACT for the relief of Andrew O. Horn.
    • AN ACT, to amend the act incorporating the town of Athens.
    • AN ACT, to authorise John Smith of Jefferson county to emancipate a certain slave therein named.
    • AN ACT for the relief of Wyatt Cheatham.
    • AN ACT, to amend an act entitled an act to Incorporate the Town of Moorsville; and for other purposes passed the sixteenth day of November eighteen hundred and eighteen.
    • AN ACT for the relief of William Jones of Walker county and the descedants of Joseph Elliot of Jackson county.
    • AN ACT, to incorporate the Town of Tuscaloosa and so repeal an act incorporating said town, passed the thirteenth December eighteen hundred and nineteen.
  • Acts_194-199
    • AN ACT, to incorporate the town of Blountsville in the county of Blount.
    • AN ACT, to Incorporate the Sommerville Phylomathian Society.
    • AN ACT, to Incorporate the Franklin Academy in the town of Russellville Franklin County.
    • AN ACT, to amend an act to Incorporate the town of Montgomery.
    • AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the town of Elyton, in the county of Jefferson," passed December 20th, 1820.
    • AN ACT to amend the act incorporating the town of Huntsville.
  • Acts_200-204
    • AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to Incorporate the School Commissioners of the fourth Township and eighth Range west from Huntsville and for other purposes.
    • AN ACT, to Incorporate the Blakely and Greenville Turnpike Company.
    • AN ACT, for the relief of Richard Corre, John Duncan, jr. and Henry Center.
    • AN ACT, authorizing a lottery for the purpose of establishing a free school on the Lancasterian plan of tuition in the town of Huntsville, and the purchasing a clock for the use of said town, and incorporating the Poplar Spring academy in Morgan county.
    • AN ACT, to incorporate the town of Courtland in the county of Lawrence.
  • Resolutions
    • JOINT RESOLUTION proposing amendments to the Constitutions of the State of Alabama.
    • JOINT RESOLUTION concerning of the Furniture of both Houses of the General Assembly.
    • JOINT RESOLUTION authorizing a further investment of University funds.
    • JOINT RESOLUTION declaring the expiration of the Office of the present Trustees of the University of the State of Alabama.
    • JOINT RESOLUTION authorising the Governor to order the Quarter Master General of this State, to deliver a field piece to the Artillery Company at Claiborne and or other purposes.
    • JOINT RESOLUTION, to provide a house for the accommodation of the next General Assembly.
    • JOINT RESOLUTION in relation to the Cherokee boundary.
    • JOINT RESOLUTION requiring the Comptroller of Public accounts to furnish the Tax-collectors and county court clerks with a certified copy of the revenue laws of this State.
    • JOINT RESOLUTION instructing his Excellency the Governor to cause the remains of the late Isreal Pickens to be removed from the Island of Cuba to his late residence in Greene county.
    • JOINT RESOLUTION in relation to an exchange of Sixteenth Sections.
    • JOINT MEMORIAL to Congress on the subject of Public Lands.
    • JOINT RESOLUTION proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
    • JOINT 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 mentioned.
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