This Convention, for and in behalf of the people inhabiting this State,
do accept the propositions offered by the act of Congress, under which they
are assembled; and this Convention, for and in behalf of the people inhabiting
this State, Do ordain, agree, and declare, that they forever disclaim all
right and title to the waste or unappropriated lands lying within this state;
and that the same shall be and remain at the sole and entire disposition
of the United States; and, moreover, that each and every tract of land,
sold by the United States after the first day of September next, shall be
and remain exempt from any tax, laid by the order or under the authority
of this state, whether for state, county, township, parish, or any other
purpose whatsoever for the term of five years from and after the respective
days of sales thereof; and that the lands belonging to the citizens of the
United States, residing out of the limits of this state, shall never be
taxed higher than the lands belonging to persons residing therein; and that
no tax shall be imposed on lands the property of the United States; and
that all navigable waters within this state shall forever remain public
highways, free to the citizens of this state and of the United States, without
any tax, duty, impost, or toll therefor; imposed by this, state: and this
ordinance is hereby declared irrevocable, without the consent of the United
Done in Convention, at Huntsville, this second day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, and of American Independence the forty-fourth.
J. W. WALKER,
President of the Convention, and Representative from Madison County.
Clement C. Clay, Henry Minor,
John Leigh Townes, Gabriel Moore,
Henry Chambers, John M. Taylor.
John Murphy, James Pickens,
John Watkins, Thomas Wiggins.
Issac Brown, Gabriel Hanby.
Thomas Bibb, Nicholas Davis.
George Phillips, Thomas Amis Rogers.
John Dandridge Bibb, James W. Armstrong.
Israel Pickens, Henry Hitchcock.
Marmaduke Williams, John L. Tindal.
Arthur F. Hopkins, Daniel Wright.
William Metcalf, Richard Ellis.
Thomas D. Crabb, Melkijah Vaughan.
Reuben Saffold, James Magoffin.
Cahawba County - Littlepage Simms.
Conecuh County - Samuel Cook.
Dallas County - William R. King.
Marengo County - Washington Thompson.
Marion County - John D. Terrill.
Lauderdale County - Hugh M'Vay.
St. Clair County - David Conner.
Autauga County - James Jackson.
Baldwin County - Harry Toulmin.
Mobile County - S. H. Garrow.
Attest, JOHN CAMPBELL, Secretary of the Convention.
In obedience to the ninth section of an act of Congress, entitled "An act to enable the people of the Alabama territory to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original states;" and in conformity with a Resolution of the Convention assembled by virtue of said Act, I do hereby certify the above and foregoing to be a true copy of the Constitution of the State of Alabama.
Given under my hand, at Huntsville, this 2d August, 1819.
J. W. WALKER, President of the Convention