An act making it the duty of the Comptroller to issue printed warrants.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That it shall be the duty of the Comptroller to have warrants printed, on the best paper that can be procured with the word "Alabama" on one end and the words, "Treasury Department" on the other, to be issued in sums of five, ten, and twenty dollars, or a larger amounts at the pleasure of the creditors of the State; and the sum of fifty dollars is hereby appropriated for carrying the same into effect.

[Approved, December 15, 1820.]

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An act to authorize the payment of sixty dollars to Samuel Dale.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That the Comptroller of Public accounts be and he is hereby authorized and required to draw his warrant on the Treasurer in favor of Samuel Dale for the sum of sixty dollars and that the Treasurer be authorized and required to pay the same, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

[Approved, December 20, 1820.]

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An act to establish the seat of Justice in the County of Montgomery.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That from and after the passage of this act the town of Montgomery shall be the temporary seat of justice for said county, until otherwise directed by law.

[Approved, Dec. 16, 1820.]


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An act appointing additional precincts for holding elections in the County of Bibb.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That in addition to the places now appointed by law for holding elections in the county of Bibb, an election shall be held at the house of Henry W. Stevens, and one at the house of John allen in said county. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the passage thereof.

[Approved, Dec. 20, 1820.]

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An Act to authorize Daniel Reid to emancipate certain slaves therein named.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That Daniel Reid, a man of color of Washington county, be, and he is hereby authorized and empowered to emancipate his two children Judah and Eliza so soon as the said Daniel Reid shall have executed to the Chief Justice of the county court of Washington and his successors in office, a bond with sufficient security to be approved of by the county court conditioned that the said slaves Judah and Eliza or either of them shall never become chargable to the state of Alabama, or any county or town within the same.

[Approved, December 11th, 1820.]

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An act to alter and extend the boundaries of the county of Baldwin, 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 boundaries of the county of Baldwin be, and they are hereby altered and extended and shall in future be comprized within the following limits, to wit: beginning at that point on the Alabama river, where it unties with little river, thence up little-river to the point where said river is intersected by the range line between ranges five and six, east of the basis meridian line of the land district east of Pearl river; thence north along said line to the northwest corner of township three, in range six; thence east along the township line, between townships three and four, in range seven; thence south along the range line between the ranges seven and eight, to the thirty first degree of north latitude; thence in a direct line to the head of Perdido river; thence down said river to the mouth thereon; thence along the coast of the Gulph of Mexico to the channel or pass between Mobile point and Dauphin island; thence through said pass and the middle of Mobile bay to the center of a direct line, to be drawn between the towns of Mobile and Blakeley; thence in a direct line to the head of middle river, so called at its junction with Tensa river; thence up the Tensa river to its junction with the Mobile river; thence up Mobile river to the junction of the Tombeckbe and Alabama rivers; thence up Tombeckbe river to the mouth of the cut off, so called; thence through the cut off to the Alabama river; thence up the Alabama to the mouth of little river the place of beginning.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the part of Baldwin county lying south of the line of Washington county and west of the Tombeckbe and Mobile rivers be and the same is hereby added to and shall in future comprize a part of the county of Mobile.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all the tract of country, which has hitherto been a part of Baldwin county, and which lies in the Fork commonly so called between the rivers Alabama and Tombeckbe, and north of the Cut off be, and the same is hereby added to, and shall in future comprize a part of the county of Monroe.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the seat of justice or court house for the said county of Baldwin as established by the first section of this act be, and the same is hereby fixed in the town of Blakeley.


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Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That Cyrus Sibly, James W. Peters Francis B. Stockton, Benjamin J. Randall and Samuel Hall, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners, a majority of whom shall have power and authority to procure by donation, or purchase at the expence of the county a lot of ground in the said town of Blakeley of such size as may in their opinion be suitable for the purpose of erecting thereon a court house and jail and the said commissioners or a majority of them shall have power to contract with some person or persons for building the said court house and jail as aforesaid, on such plan and in such manner as they may think proper: Provided, the sum for the said buildings shall not exceed, the sum of two thousand dollars.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the county court of sad county of Baldwin, be, and they are hereby authorised and required to lay such tax on the persons and property of the inhabitants of said county liable to taxation in other cases, as shall be sufficient to defray all the expences to be incurred under this act : Provided, the tax so laid shall not exceed the sum of two thousand dollars.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the sheriff and the clerks of the circuit and county courts, or persons now exercising the duties of those offices, to remove within the limits of Baldwin county as now established by ths act, on or before the first day of January next, and on moving into the county as aforesaid, it shall be their duty to give notice of the same, to the persons authorized to hold an election under the provisions of this act, and if they fail to do so, then and in that case, there shall be an election holden in the town of Blakeley in the said county of Baldwin as aforesaid, on the second Monday in January next for the election of a Sheriff, Clerk of the circuit and Clerk of the county court; and that Cyrus Sibly, Charles Hall, Russell Stebbins, Benjamin J. Randall, and Francis B. Stockton, or a majority of them be, and they are hereby appointed managers of said election and the said managers shall conduct said election in conformity to the election laws of this State, and shall make return to the Secretary of State of the persons so elected.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the clerks of the circuit and county courts in the county of Baldwin, shall immediately after the elections provided to be holden by the seventh section of this act, transfer all the records and judicial proceedings in their possession, to the clerks of the circuit and county courts respectively of the county of Baldwin, as established by this act; who shall be the keepers of the records and judicial proceedings of their respective courts.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That all causes now pending in the circuit court of Baldwin county, shall be heard and determined in the circuit court of Baldwin county, the limits and boundaries of which are defined and established by this act: Provided, that all criminal proceedings now pending shall be transfered to the circuit courts of the counties respectively, which by this act are made to embrace that part of the county of Baldwin where the offences are alledged to have been committed; which courts are hereby authorized to hear and determine the same.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the justices of the county court of the county of Baldwin as aforesaid, or a majority of them or their successors in office, or a majority of them shall have power to sue for, and recover for the use of the said county, any property real or personal, heretofore given, granted or demised, on which may be at any future time, given granted, or demised in the town of Blakeley or at any other place for the use of the said county of Baldwin, or for the use of that county in which Blakeley at the time of the gift, grant or demise was or may be situated.

Sec.11. And be it further enacted, That all Justices of the peace, constables and militia officers, who may have been elected in the counties of Baldwin and Mobile under the laws of this State, and who shall be by the operation of this act included in any other county than the one for which they were elect-

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ed, be, and they are hereby authorised to act in all respects as Justices of the Peace, Constables and militia officers for the county in which they may respectively reside.

Sec. 12 And be it further enacted, That there shall be an additional election precinct at the town of Florida for the county of Mobile.

Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Treasurer of Baldwin county within two months after the passage of this act to settle and adjust the accounts of said county with the Judge of the county court of Baldwin, and on failure thereof it shall be the duty of the said Judge to institute suit against said Treasurer and his securities and the amount of monies in the Treasury of said county shall be equally divided between the county of Mobile and the county established by this act.

Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That the court house and jail at McIntosh's bluff in the county of Mobile as established, shall be sold by order of the county court of Mobile: and the monies arising from said sales shall be equally divided between the counties herein named, to be applied to county purpose.

[Approved, December 16, 1820.]