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Full text of "A compilation of the laws of the state of Georgia passed by the General Assembly, since the year 1819 to the year 1829, inclusive"

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PASSED BY THE GJIERAL ASSEMBLY, SINCE THE YEAR 1819 TO THE YEAR 1829, INCLUSIVE 



ALL THE LAWS PAS 
NOTES, AND 



COMPRISING 

D WITHIN THOSE PERIODS, ARRANGED UNDER TITLES, WITH MARGINAL 
OTES OF REFERENCE TO THE LAWS OR PARTS OF LAWS WHirPT 
ARE AMENDED OR REPEALED. 

TO WHICH ARE ADDED, 



SUCflCONCURRED AND APPROVED RESOLUTIONS 

ARE EITHER OF GENERAL, LOCAL, OR PRIVATE NATURE. 

CONCLUDED WITH A PULL AND AMPLE 



IIVBEX TO THt: LAW^S, 



SEPARATE ONE TO THE RESOIiUTIONS. 



BY WILL,IAM C. DAWSON, 



OF GREENSBORO. 



MILLEDGEVILLE : 
PUBLISHED BY GRANTLAND AND ORME. 

1831. 



To his Excellency GEORGE R- GILMER, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of trmy and Navy of this Stale, 

and of the Militia thereof: — 
I have the honour of reporting to your Excellency a Compilation of the Laws of gia, for your approval or dis- 
approval, by authority conferred on me by the General Assembly of this State, at the 1 session, in the year eio-hteen 
hundred and twenty-eight. The Compilation now presented contains the Laws of State, passed since the year 
eighteen hundred and nineteen, and the concurred and approved Resolutions, excluding jnly as related to Elections by 
the General Assembly, to the year eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, inclusive, compik arranged in conformity to an 
Act passed 12th day of December, 1809, prescribing and directing the manner of com and arranging the Laws and 
Resolutions of this State. 

I have the honour to be, very respectfully, 



Milledgeville, May 31, 1830. 



LLIAM C. DAWSON. 



ledgeville, Dec. 2, 1828. 
We certiiy, that William C. Dawson was this day elected Compiler of the Laws of (a. 

IHUDSON, Speaker. 
HAS STOCKS, President, 

Monday, May 31, 1830. 

William C. Dawson, Esq., elected by the Legislature to compile and arrange ths and Resolutions passed by 
the General Assembly of Georgia since the year 1819, up to 1829, inclusive, agreeably t^ct of the Legislature, having 
reported to this department a Compilation made by him under the authority aforesaid, : 

Ordered, That Col. Samuel Rockwell, Col. Everard Hamilton, Gen. D. B. Mitcand Iverson L. Harris, Esq. 
be, and they are hereby appointed Commissioners to examine the same, and to compie said Compilation with the 
original Laws and Resolutions in the Secretary of State's office, and report to the Exec their opinion of the accuracy 
of said Compilation, with as little delay as possible. 

Thursday, June 3, 1830. 

Ordered, That William Y. Hansell, Esq. be, and he is hereby appointed a Commissioj examine, in conjunction with 
the Commissioners already appointed, a Compilation of the Laws of Georgia, madeV^illiam C. Dawson, Esq. by 
authority of an Act of the Legislature, and to report to the Executive the result of suchdnation with as little delay as 
possible. 

Taken from the records and files of the Executive Department, and attested by me, tlh June, 1830. 

E..^IERCE, Secretary E. D. 

Executive Department, Georgilledgeville, June 16, 1830. 

Whereas by an Act passed the 12th day of December, 1809, entitled " An Act to de and arrange the Laws and 
Resolutions of this State, passed since the year 1800," it is enacted and declared, " theng the year eighteen hundred 
and ten, the laws of this State, passed since the political year eighteen hundred, and cojd and approved Resolutions 
(except such as relate to elections by the General Assembly), and every tenth year ther, shall be compiled, arranged, 
and printed ;" And by the same Act it is further enacted and declared, " That the Legie shall by joint ballot of both 
In-anches, appoint some fit and proper person to compile and arrange the Laws of this Jin pursuance of this Act, and 
report the same to his Excellency the Governor, who shall approve or disapprove of the ;" 

And whereas William Crosby DaM'son, Esq. was, by joint ballot of both branches of legislature, in conformity with 
the before in part recited Act, on the 2d day of December, 1828, duly elected to compd arrange the Laws of tins 
State, in pursuance of the said Act ; 

And whereas the said William Crosby Dawson hath presented to me a Compilation ofLaws and Resolutions of this 
State, made in conformity to said Act, wliich Compilation was, by Executive order of 1st of May last, submitted to 
the inspection and examination of David Brydie Mitchell, Samuel Rockwell, Iverson irris, Everard Hamilton, and 
William Y. Hansell, Esqs., who have reported thereon as follows — to wit:^ 

" We, the undersigned Commissioners appointed by your Excellency, by an Executixler of the 31st ultimo, fo ex- 
amine the Compilation of the Laws and Resolutions of the General Assembly of Georgiae 1819, executed by William 
C. Dawson, Esq., by authority of the Legislature, respectfully report to your Excellencyt we have carefully examined 
each Law and Resolution contained in the Compilation, with the originals on file in the off the Secretary of State, and 
that the same are now correct transcripts of the said origmals. 

" The Compiler has arranged the several Laws under their appropriate titles, and lia>joined useful marginal notes, 
and references to laws and parts of laws subsequently repealed, and to the whole he has;d an excellent Index ; these 
we have also carefully examined, and take great pleasure in bearing our testimony to the silous fidelity and great ability 
evinced in the execution of the trust confided to him." 

Now, Know Ye, Legislators, Judges, Citizens, and People of Georgia, that I, GeorgiGilmer, Governor thereof, in 
conformity with, and in obedience to, the afore-mentioned Act, do, by these presents, appr^f the aforesaid Compilation 
of the Laws of this State. 

ORGE R. GILMER. 



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TO THE READER. 



The Compiler, having discharged the trust reposed in him by the General Assembly of the State, presents to the 
public the Laws of the State of Georgia, from the political year 1819 to 1829, inclusive, as also all concurred and 
approved Resolutions passed by the Legislature within that period, whether of a general or particular character, 
or of a public or private nature. 

He has placed under appropriate titles, so far as his authority allowed him, the Laws ; and to every Act, public 
or private, with a view to aid and facilitate the inquirer, he has annexed in the margin, notes containing the sub- 
stance of each section of the laws; and he has also made frequent notes, by way of reference, to such acts as are 
repealed, amended, altered, &c. 

By reference to the Index, it will be found he has first taken up the subject of any law or laws, as to the operation 
and effect generally, — then as to their private, personal, or local operation or application : for example, under the 
head of " Academies," he will find first the substance of the law regulating the general literature of the State, and 
the whole subject of the Academic Fund, &c. &c., then the local or particular legislation, according to the enact, 
ments for each county ; and all the counties arranged in alphabetical order. The Compiler has so arranged the 
Index, hoping to place it fully in the power of the examiner to find the matter desired. This has been done in 
order to disunite, as far as the Compiler had authority so to do, the general from local, public from private 
enactments. 

The Acts are all numbered, and compiled under their respective titles chronologically ; and the Resolutions 
arranged according to the years in which they passed, and are also numbered, with a separate Index and paging. 



TITLES CONTAINED IN THIS BOOK. 



1. ACADEMIES (including the Laws 


regulating 


Education generally). 




2. APPROPRIATIONS. 




3. BANKS. 




4. BURYING-GROUNDS. 




5. CANALS (including Law relating 


to Internal 


Improvement, &c.) 




6. CENSUS. 




7. CHURCHES. 




8. CLERKS. 




9. CONSTITUTION. 




10. COUNTIES. 




11. DIVORCES. 




12. ELECTIONS. 




13. ESTRAYS. 




14. INCORPORATIONS. 




15. INDIANS. 




16. JUDICIARY LAWS, including 




17. TIMES OF HOLDING COURTS. 




18. JURISDICTION. 




19. LANDS. 





20. LAND LOTTERIES. 

21. LOTTERIES. 

22. MILITARY. 

23. MINES. 

24. PENAL CODE. 

25. PENITENTIARY. 

26. PHYSICIANS. 

27. POOR. 

28. PUBLIC OFFICERS. 

29. QUARANTINE. 

30. RELIEF LAWS (including Private Acts, &c. 

31. REPRESENTATION. 

32. RIVERS (including Navigation). 

33. ROADS, BRIDGES, AND FERRIES. 

34. SHERIFFS (including Ministerial Officers). 

35. SLAVES (including Free Persons of Colour). 

36. TAXES AND EXTRA TAXES. 

37. TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEER. 

38. TOWNS (including Cities). 

39. UNIVERSITY. 

40. USURY. 



LAWS 



OF 



THE STATE OF C^EORGIA. 



[No.L] 



Trustees of 
the Greene 
County 
male and 
female aca- 
demies au- 
thorized to 
raise by lot- 
tery $3000. 



How ap- 
plied. 



ACADEMIES. 

AN ACT to authorize a lottery for the benefit of the 
Male and Female Academy of the Town of Greens- 
borough, in Greene County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That t[)e Trus- 
tees of the Greene County Male and Female Academies, for 
the time being, or their successors in office, be and they are 
hereby authorized to raise the sum of three thousand dollars 
by Lottery, which sum, or any part thereof, when so received, 
shall be applied by said Trustees, or their successors in office, 
to the exclusive use, benefit, and promotion of the interests 
of said Institutions — any law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 13th December, 1820, 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



[No. 2.] A]\f ACT to exempt fi^om Taxation the Real Estate be- 
longing to the Academies of this State. 

^tate of**' -^^ ^^ enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 

the acade- tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 

state'free ^ and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 

from taxa- from and immediately after the passing of this act, all the real 

estate belonging to, or attached to the different Academies of 

this State, shall be exempt from taxation, together with all' 

such Academies as may hereafter be established — any [law] 

or usage to the contrary notwithstanding. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 18th December, 1820. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



be filled by the Grand Jury of said county, at the first term 
of the Superior Court of said county after such vacancy 
shall happen ; or at any term thereafter, by ballot or other- 
wise, as they may think proper. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That it shall be, and is 
hereby made the duty of said commissioners to lay before 
the Grand Jury, at the first term of the Superior Court of 
said county in each and every year, a full and correct state- 
ment of the situation and investment of the funds of said 
institution, in such manner and form as they may think 
proper, or the said Jury may from time to time direct ; and 
the said return shall be delivered by tlie said jury to the 
Clerk of said court, and remain in his office until the first 
Monday in October, when it shall be the duty of said clerk 
to deliver the same to the Senator of said county, to be laid 
by him before the Senatus Academicus when thereunto re- 
quired. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That the said commis- 
sioners be, and they are hereby required to appoint one of 
their own board as Treasurer, and to take good and suffi- 
cient security for the faithful performance of the duties re- 
quired of him, in such manner as will effectually secure the 
said institution against any loss which might happen by his 
misconduct. 

§ 4. And beit further enacted. That all laws and parts of 
laws which militate against this act be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Repi'esentatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 13th December, 1820. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



[No. 3.] 



Vacancies 
among the 
Commis- 
sioners of 
Effingham 
Academy 
to be filled 
by the 
Grand 
Jury. 



AN ACT* to alter and change the mode of appointing 
Commissioners of Academies, so far as respects the 
County of EfingJiam, and to compel their Treasurer to 
give Security to said Commissioners. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia., in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
from and immediately after the passage of this act, all va- 
cancies, which now are, or may hereafter happen, in the 
Board of Commissioners of the Efllingham Academy, shall 

* See Act (No. 29) repealing this Act. 



Commis- 
sioners to 
lay before 
the Grand ' 
Jury annu- 
ally a cor- 
rect state- 
ment of 
tiieir funds. 



To be laid 

before the 
Senatus 
Academi- 
cus. 

Commis- 
sioners 
may ap- 
point a 
Treasurer 
from their 
own body, 
and require 
of him a 
bond. 

Repealing 

clause. 



AN ACT to authorize and make it lawful for the Trus- 
tees of the Richmond Academy to convey to the Di- 
rectresses of the Augusta Fejnale Asylum and their 
successors in office, a lot of the unappropriated ground 
within the city of Augusta, owned hy said Trustees, 
for the purpose of erecting a building for the accom- 
modation of such poor children as may come under 
their protection. 

§ \. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the. authority of the same. That 
from and immediately after tlie passing of this act, it may and 
shall be lawful for the Trustees of Richmond Academy to 
convey to the Directresses of the Augusta Female Asylum, 
and their successors in office, any lot of land which by them 
may be deemed advisable, now owned and possessed by said 
Trustees, within the limits of the city of Augusta, for the 
purpose of erecting a building for the accommodation of 



[No. 4.] 



Trustees of 
Richmond 
Academy 
authorized 
to convey 
to the Di- 
rectresses 
of the Au- 
gusta Fe- 
male Asy- 
lum, any 
lot of land 
owned by 
them, 



ACADEMIES.— 1821. 



such poor children as may come under their protection, any the purposes aforesaid, they shall revert to, and become the 

law, usaee, or custom to the contrary notwithstanding. property of the state. 

' ^ DAVID WITT, DAVID WITT, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

MATTHEW TALBOT, MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. President of the Senate. 

Assented to, 21st December, 1820. Assented to, 16th May, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



[No. 5.] 



The School 
at Salem 
Meeling- 
House to 
be called 
Piospect 
Academy. 



Trustees 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 



Tiieir style. 

May sue 
and be sued. 

Make by- 
laws, fcc. 
Proviso. 



May use a 
conimoa 
seal, ap- 
point offi- 
cers, &c. 

May be in- 
vestedvvith 
property. 



Vacancies 
how filled. 



A majority 
tompeteut 
to do busi- 
ness. 



AN ACT to incorporate an Academy in the Counttj of 

Oglethorpe, by the name, and to be called Prospect 

Academy. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in Genkral Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
from and immediately after the passing of this act, the 
school now in operation in said county, at Salem Meeting- 
house, shall be known and called in future by the name of 
Prospect Academy ; and that Thomas Dunn, Joseph Gar- 
lington, Richard Haynes, Woody Jackson, and Cuthbert 
Collier, and tJieir successors in olfice, be, and they are hereby 
declared to. be, a body politic and corporate, by the name 
and style of the Trustees of Prospect Academy ; and as 
such shall be capable and liable in law to sue and be sued, 
plead and be impleaded, and shall be authorized to make 
such by-laws and regulations as may be necessary for the 
government of said Academy ; Provided such by-laws and 
regulations are not repugnant to the laws and constitution 
of this State : And for that purpose, may have and use a 
common seal, appoint such officers as they may think pro- 
per, and remove the same from office for improper conduct 
or neglect of duty. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees 
shall be capable of accepting, purchasing, and being invested 
with all manner of property, real and personal, all donations, 
gifts, grants, privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which 
may belong to said institution, or which may hereafter be 
conveyed or transferred to them, or their successors in 
office, to have and to hold tiie same to, and for the proper 
use, benefit, and behoof of said Academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That when any vacancy 
may happen by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of 
the Trustees of said Academy, the survivors, or remaining 
Trustees, shall fill such vacancy in such manner as shall be 
pointed out by the by-laws and regulations of the Trustees 
aforesaid, or in such manner as may be deemed proper by 
the survivors or remaining Trustees ; and a majority of such 
Trustees shall be at all times competent to the transaction 
of the concerns of said institution. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 18th December, 1820. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



AN ACT to incorporate the Academy at Mallorysville, 
in the County of Wilkes. 

§ 1 . Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
iatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from 
and immediately after the passage of this act, the Academy 
at Mallorysville, in the County of Wilkes, shall be called and 
known by the name of the Mallorysville Academy, and that 
William Mallory, Lemuel Wootten, Thomas Barnes, David 
Callaway, Thompson Watkins, George Wynn, John Nickels, 
and Benjamin Wootten, and their successors in office, be, 
and they are hereby declared to be, a body politic and cor- 
porate, by the name and style of the Trustees of the Mal- 
lorysville Academy, and as such shall be capable and liable 
in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and 
shall be authorized to make such by-laws and regulations as 
may be necessary for the government of said Academy ; 
Provided such by-laws are not repugnant to the constitution 
and laws of this State : And for that purpose may have and 
use a common seal, appoint such officers as they may think 
proper, and remove the same from office for improper con- 
duct or neglect of duty. 

§ 2 . And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That the said Trustees shall be capable of accepting and 
being invested with all manner of property, real and personal, 
all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immunities what- 
soever, which may belong to said institution, or which may 
hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them or their sue 
cessors in office, to have and to hold the same for the proper 
benefit and behoof of said Academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That when any vacancy may happen, by death, resignation, 
or otherwise, of any of the Trustees of the Academy at 
Mallorysville, the survivors, or remaining Trustees, shall fill 
the same in such manner as shall be pointed out by the by- 
laws and regulations of the Trustees aforesaid. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
^ MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 3d December, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



[No. 6.] 



A square of 

lots in Mil- 

ledgeville 

conveyed 

lotheTriis- 

lees of the 

Academy. 



If the lots 
are aban- 
doned, to 
revert to 
the Stale. 



AN ACT to convey to the Trustees of the Milledgeville 
Academy four lots of ground. ' 

^ \. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
the square of lots, number sixty-nine, in the town of Mil- 
ledgeville, be, and the same is hereby conveyed to the 
Trustees of the Milledgeville Academy and their successors 
in office, to be held, improved, and used by them as a site 
for an Academy, and for no other purpose. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That whenever said lots 
herein conveyed shall be abandoned by said Trustees for 



[No. 7.] 



Name of 
the acade- 
my. 



Trustees of 
Mallorys- 
villeAcade- 
my nomi- 
nated and 
incorpora- 
ted—their 
style. 

May sue 
and be sued, 
make by- 
laws, &c. 

Proviso. 

May use a 
common 
seal, ap- 
point offi- 
cers. 

May hold! 
property, 
&c. 



Vacancies 
how filled. 



AN ACT* to incorporate the Academy of Glynn 
County. 

§ 1 . Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
Samuel Boyd, Henry Dubignon, James Moore, Isaac 
Abrahams, and John Gignialat, are appointed, and they and 
their successors in office shall be, and are hereby declared 
to be, a body corporate, by the name and style of the Trustees 
of the Glynn County Academy, with the privilege of having 
and using a coinmon seal. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the said Samuel Boyd, Henry Dubignon, James Moore, 
Isaac Abrahams, and John Gignialat, and their successors 

* See Act (No. 158) authorizing the sale of the Academy building. 



[No. 8.] 



Trustees of 
GlynnAca- 
demy ap- 
pointed and 
incornora- 
ted. 



Their title. 



Said Trus- 
tees may 
appropri- 
ate the 
funds of 
said insti- 
tution. 



ACADEMIES.--1821. 



May make 
hy-lavvs, 



Proviso. 



May hold 
properly, 
accept 
gifta, iV-c. 



Alay sue 
and be 
sued, &c. 



Vacancies 
to be filled 
vvitliin 
three 
iiionliis. 



Trustees 
Bnay elect 
a Treasu- 
rer. 

Treasurer 
to give 
bond. 



Repealing 

clause. J 



in office, or a majority of them, are hereby authorized and 
empowered to appropriate, in the manner tliey may think 
best calculated to promote the interest of the aforesaid in- 
stitution, and to erect suitable edifices for the education of 
youths, all moneys and specialties belonging, or in anywise 
appertaining to the said institution. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid^ 
That the aforesaid Trustees and their successors in office, 
or a majority of them, are hereby authorized to make such 
by-laws and regulations as may be necessary for tiie govern- 
ment of said Academy ; Provided that such by-laws and 
regulations be not repugnant to the constitution and laws of 
the State : And that they shall be invested with all manner of 
property, both real and personal, all donations, gifts, grants, 
privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which may belong to 
said institution by virtue of this act, or which may hereafter 
be made, conveyed, or transferred to them or tlieir succes- 
sors in office, to have and to hold the same for the proper 
use, benefit, and behoof of the said Academy. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the Trustees aforesaid, and their successors in office, 
shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, capable of 
suing and being sued, im])leading and being impleaded, and 
of using all necessary and lawful means for recovering or 
defending any property, debts, or demands whatsoever, which 
they may claim or demand in right of said institution, and 
also of receiving the rents, issues, and profits of the same, or 
any part or parcel thereof. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid^ 
That should any vacancy happen by the death or resignation 
of any of the Trustees of the Glynn County Academy, 
hereby authorized and established, it shall be filled in such 
manner as a majority of the successors shall point out in 
their regulations, at their first meeting after the passage of 
this act, or at any time thereafter: Provided that the same 
shall not exceed three months. 

§ 6. And be it farther enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the said Trustees shall have power to elect a Treasurer, 
who shall give bond and approved security to the said 
Board of Trustees for the time being, and their successors 
in office, in the sum of ten thousand dollars, for the faith- 
ful discharge of the trust reposed in him. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That all laws, or parts of laws, militating against this Act, 
be and the same are hereby repealed. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 3d December, 1821. " 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



" the Trustees of Union Academy," with the privilege of 
having and using a common seal. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the Trustees aforesaid, and their successors in office, 
or a majority of theni, or the authority now empowered or 
that may hereafter be empowered by the constitution, laws, 
and regulations of said institution, are hereby authorized to 
make such by-laws, rules, and regulations as they may deem 
necessary and proper for the government and benefit of said 
institution, subject to such alterations and amendments as a 
majority of the Trustees, or the authority aforesaid, may 
from time to time ordain and establish ; Provided such by- 
laws are not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this 
State : And they shall be invested with all manner of pro- 
perty both real and personal, all donations, gifts, grants, pri- 
vileges and immunities, which have heretofore been, or may 
hereafter be made, conveyed, or transferred to them or their 
successors in office, to have and to hold the same for the 
proper use, benefit, and behoof of said Academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the Trustees above mentioned, and their successors in 
office, shall be and they are hereby made capable of suing 
and being sued, impleading and being impleaded, and of 
using all necessary and lawful measures for recovering or 
defending any property, debts, or demands, which they may 
claim in behalf of said institution. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That when any vacancy 
may happen by death, resignation, or otherwise, the vacancy 
shall be filled in such manner as is or shall be pointed out 
by the constitution and laws of said institution, and a majo- 
rity of the said Trustees shall be at all times competent to 
the transaction of the concerns of said institution. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 15th December, 1921. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



May use a 

common 

seal. 

May make 

by-laws, 

&c. 



Proviso- 



May be in- 
vested with 
property. 



Blay sue 
and be 
sued. 



Vacancies. : 



Name of 
Academy. 



[No. 9.] AN ACT to incorporate Union Academy, in the County 

of Putnam. 

Preamble. Whereas, by the promotion of Literary Institutions, it is 
believed that the public is benefited ; and whereas it com- 
ports with the genius of our government to promote and 
encourage all Literary Institutions ; and whereas some sub- 
scriptions have been raised by certain citizens of Putnam 
County, for the purpose of establishing a seminary of learn- 
ing : 

§ 1. Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of 
Representatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly 
met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. 
That Iddo Ellis, William Walker, William Alexander, Wil- 
liam Turner, William E. Adams, Zaccheus Butler, and 
Hardy Pace, be, and they are hereby appointed, Trustees of 
an Academy established in the County of Putnam, and they 
and their successors in office shall be, and they are hereby 

Their style declared to be, a body corporate, by the name and style of 



Trustees of 
Union 
Academy 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 



AN ACT to incojyorate the Clinton Academy, in Jones [No. 10.] 
County. 
§ 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the Slate of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
from and immediately after the passage of this Act, the 
Academy in Jones County, now known by the name of 
Clinton Academy, shall be known and called by that name, 
and that James Smith, Gustavus Hendrick, Sanmel Lowther, Trustees of 
Charles J. M'Donald, and Henry G. Lanar, and their sue- Academy 
cessors in office, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a appointed 

- •' tiiiu III cor- 

body politic and corporate, by the name and style of " the poraied. 
Trustees of Clinton vVcademy," and as such shall be capable 
and liable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, ^gVu^d*"*^ 
and shall be authorized to make such by-laws and regula- May maive 
tions as may be necessary for the government of said Aca- fec.'^"^' 
demy ; Provided such by-laws are not repugnant (o the con- I'mviso. 
stitution and laws of this State : And for that purpose may ^^^^l^^^^ 
have and use a common seal, appoint such officers as they seal, and 
may think proper, and remove the same from office for im- oKs' 
proper conduct or neglect of duty. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, *pgfj,j^^'j"|', 
That the said Trustees shall be capable of accepting and property. 
being invested Avith all manner of property real and personal, 
all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immunities what- 
soever, which may belong to said institution, or which may 
hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them or their suc- 
cessors in office, to have and to hold the same for the proper 
benefit and behoof of said Academy. 

6 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Vacancies 

nii^ 1 L I 1 *u ..• how filled. 

That when any vacancy may happen by death, resignation, 
or otherwise, of any of the Trustees of said Academy, the 



ACADEMIES.~1821. 



survivors or a majority of said Trustees, shall fill the same 
in such manner as shall be pointed out by the by-laws and 
regulations of the Trustees aforesaid. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 15th December, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



[No. 11.] 



iVaine of 
the Aca- 
demy. 



Trustees ut 

Hebron 

Academy 

nominated 

and incoi- 

poratcd. 



To stie and 
1)6 sued, 
&c. 

Wake by- 
laws, &c. 
Proviso. 

Have a 
coninion 
seal, and 
appoint 
officers. 

May hold 
property, 
&c. 



Vacancies 



AN ACT to incorporate the Hebron Academy, in 
Jasper County. 

§ 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly 7net, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
from and immediately after the passage of this act, the 
Academy in Jasper County, now known by the name of 
Hebron Academy, shall be known and called by that name ; 
and that Jarrel Beasley, Robert Sharman, James Hunter, 
Thomas Rivers, and John Rivers, and their successors in 
office, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body politic 
and corporate, by the name and style of the Trustees of 
Hebron Academy, and as such shall be capable and able in 
law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded ; and shall 
be authorized to make such by-laws and regulations as may 
be necessary for the government of said Academy ; Provided 
such by-laws are not repugnant to the constitution and laws 
of this State : And for that purpose may have and use a com- 
mon seal, appoint such officers as they may think proper, 
and remove the same from office for improper conduct or 
neglect of duty. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the said Trustees shall be capable of accepting and 
being invested with all manner of property, real and per- 
sonal, all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immunities 
whatsoever, which may belong to said institution, or which 
may hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them or their 
successors in office, to hjive and to hold the same for the 
proper benefit and behoof,of said Academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That when any vacancy may happen, by death, resignation, 
or otherwise, of any of the Trustees of Hebron Academy, 
the survivors, or remaining Trustees, shall fill the same, in 
such manner as shall be pointed out by the by-laws and re- 
gulations of the Trustees aforesaid. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
■ Sneaker "of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 15th December, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



[No. 12.] AN ACT to incorporate an Academy, to be known by 
the name of Hermon Seminary, in the County of 
Oglethorpe. 

§ 1 . Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
Jack Lumpkin, Adiel Sherwood, John Mercer, Woody 
Jackson, Isham Goss, Benjamin Blanton, Christopher 
Bowen, and George Lumpkin, are appointed, and they and 
their successors in office shall be, and they are hereby de- 
clared to be, a body corporate, by the name and style of the 
Trustees of Hermon Seminary, in Oglethorpe County ; and 
as such body politic, shall be capable of suing and being 
sued, and of doing all other acts which may be necessary to 
the execution of the trust confided in them ; and for that 
purpose they may have and use a common seal, appoint 
such officers as they may think proper, and remove them 
for misconduct or neglect of duty. 



Trustees of 
Hermon 
Seminary 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 



Their style. 



Their 
powers. 



§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the Trustees shall be May i.oid 
capable of accepting and holding all manner of property, p;^'!'"'^' 
both personal and real, and all bequests, gifts, and donations, 
privileges, and imrhunities whatsoever, which may belong to 
said institution, or which may be hereafter made or trans- 
ferred to them or their successors in office ; and that they. Make by- 
or a majority of them, or their successors in office, are hereby '"^^*' *"^" 
authorized to make such by-laws and regulations as they 
may deem expedient ; Provided such by-laws and regula- Proviso. 
tions aforesaid be not repugnant to the constitution and 
laws of this State, or of the United States. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That should any vacancy Vacancies 
happen by death, removal, resignation, or otherwise, of the '^"^^ *^""'' 
Trustees of Hermon Seminary, hereby established, it shall 
be filled, in such manner as the remaining Trustees, or a ma- 
jority of them, shall think proper. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 24th December, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



AN ACT* to amend so much of an Act entitled, " An 
Act to vest the appointment of Commissio7iers of Acade- 
mies, Vendue Alasters, Notaries Public, and Lumber 
Measurers, in certain persons therein mentioned," so 
far as relates to the election of Trustees of the Greene 
Comity Academy. 

§ I. Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
the Trustees of Greene County Academy shall be elected on 
the Tuesday after the first Monday in January next, by the 
commissioners of the corporation of Greensborough, and 
every second Monday in December thereafter. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That should it so happen, 
that such election of said Trustees should not take place at 
the time provided by this act, then the Trustees previously 
appointed shall continue to act until such election shall be 
had at the next annua! period herein before designated for 
such election. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That in case of death, re-, 
sisnation, or refusal to serve of any person elected Trustee, 
such death, resignation, or refusal shall be notified by the 
remaining Trustees to the said commissioners, who shall, as 
soon as conveniently may be, proceed to fill such vacancy. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That a majority of said 
commissioners shall be sufficient to proceed to the election 
of such Trustees ; in which election the person or persons 
having the highest number of votes shall be considered as 
duly elected. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted. That so much of the above 
recited act as militates against this act be and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 21st December, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



[No. 13.] 



Trustees of 
ilie Greene 
County 
Academy 
to be elect- 
ed by the 
Commis- 
sioners of 
the Corpo- 
ration of 
Greens- 
boro. 
Provision 
in case no j 
election 
should take 
place at the 
time pre- 
scribed. 



Vacancies- 
how filled 



A majority 

ofCommis- 

i^ioneis 

competent 

to elect 

Trustees. 



Repealing 
clause. 



AN ACT appropriating the fines and forfeitures ari- [No. 14.] 
sing fi 07n criminal prosecutions, in the county of Co- 
lumbia and county of Jones, to the use and benefit of 
said county Academies. 
§ 1 . 5e it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 



auere.— See Act No. 29. Does not that Act repeal this 1 



ACADEMIES.— I82i. 



■i^iiies and 
rorreitiires 
ill criminal 
prosecu- 
tions, in the 
counties of 
Columbia 
and Jones, 
vested in 
the Com- 
?nissioneis 
of said 
County . 
Academies. 



Siiid fund 
liow ap- 
plied. 



Commis- 
sioners to 
iay an ac- 
count of 
their funds 
Siofore tlie 
<5 rand Jury 
.■annually. 
Repealing 
elause. 



lives of the State df Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is herehy enacted by the authority of the same. That 
from and immediately after the passing of this act, all fines 
and forfeitures arising from criminal prosecutions, on the 
criminal side of the courts of said Counties, and all other 
penalties and forfeitures, whether arising from bonds to 
prosecute, or bonds for the appearance of any offender, or 
any other violation of the penal statute of this state within 
the said counties of Columbia and Jones, be and the same 
is hereby vested in the commissioners of said county acade- 
mies, and any money arising from any forfeitures as afore- 
said) the officer or person holding the same is directed to 
pay the same within one month after the receipt thereof to 
the commissioners of said academies, to be applied to the 
use and benefit of said county academies : Provided, that 
all costs arising from said prosecutions, be first paid to the 
officer collecting the same. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said commission- 
ers shall annually make a report to the grand jury of said 
counties of all the moneys drawn and applied as hereinbe- 
fore specified to be filed in the clerk's office of the Supe- 
rior Court of said counties. 

§ 3.' And.be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of 
laws militating against this act be and the same are hereby 
repealed. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of E^epresentatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 25th December, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



mine and, make full and acciirate repori to the next Legis- 
lature of the amount received by said counties respectively, 
in confiscated property or other endowment ; and when 
such returns are made, and information obtained, the divi- 
dends yielded by the one half of the school fund aforesaid, 
shall be apportioned and paid semi-annually to the several 
counties^ as a future legislature may direct. 

§ 5. A7id be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That it shall be the duty of all Trustees, Commissioners, 
Courts, or Agents, receiving any portion of the funds afore- 
said, to keep regular statements and entries of the manner 
in which the same may be disbursed, and make an annual 
return thereof to the Senatus Academicus on the second 
Monday in November. 

§ G. And be it farther enacfcd by the authority aforesaid, 
That nothing in this act contained shall be so construed as 
to prevent any future General Assembly from altering .or 
repealing this act, or any part thereof 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to^ 21st December, 1821. 

JOHN CLARKj Governor. 



[No. 15.] AN .ACT /or the permanent endowment of County 
Academies, and to increase tlie funds heretofore set 
apart for the encouragement and support of Free 
Schools, and for the internal improvement of the State. 
§ 1 . Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tiocs of the State of Georgia^ in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the sai:tc. That 
the sum of five hundreiiJ thousand dollars, be and the same 



^.500,000 



oiie-iialf 
for Free 
Schools, 
one-half 
for Coiintv .,, , ' iirri i 

Acadcnies. is hereby set apart, the one halt lor the support and en- 
couragement of free schools, and the other half for the per- 
.$590,000 manent endowment of county academies ; and the further 
iuip'rove-"' sum of five hundred thousand dollars be and the same is 
hereby set apart for the internal improvement of the State. 
§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That the said sum of five hundred thousand dollars, first 
above named, shall be denominated tlie School Fund, and 
shall be composed of two hundred thousand dollars of the 
stock of the Bank of Darien, two hundred thousand dollars 
of the stock of the State Bank, and one hundred thousand 
dollars of the Bank of Augusta. The fund to be denomi- 
nated the Internal Improvement Fund shall be composed 
of one hundred thousand dollars heretofore vested in stock 
of the Steamboat Company, one hundred and twenty-five 
thousand dollars in stock of the Bank of Darien, two hua- 
dred thousand dollars in Stock of the State Bank, and 
seventy-five thousand dollars in stock of the Planters' 
Bank. 
The inte- "'' § 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
sums only That the principal sums set apart as aforesaid shall at no 
t)i'^d "''' ' ^^'^^' ^^ foi" 3-^y purpose, be appropriated or used : but the 
interest arising thereon shall be applied to the purposes 
herein before mentioned, as the legislature may from time 
to time direct. 
w^m'aVof ^ '^' ^"^ ^^ it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
the amount That it shall be the duty of the Treasurer, Comptroller- 
thrdiiivlr^^ general. Trustees or Commissioners of county academies, 
piif coun- and the Inferior Courts of the several counties within this 
State, together with the Senators of said counties, to exa- 

B 



nient. 

The School 
Fund of - 
what to he 
composed. ; 



Internal' 
Improve- 
hient Fund 
of what 
tonipcsed.' 



When re- 
turns are 
laad^, llie 
dividends 
of one-half 
I he School 
Fund to be 
paid serni- 
annunlly. 
Regular le- 
tuvjisoi the 
amount le- 
ceived and 
disliursed 
to be made 
to the Se- 
natus Aca- 
demicus. 

Subject to 
he altered 
or repealed 
by a future 
legislature. 



AN ACT* to appoint Commissioners for the Cow/jf// [No. 16.] 
Academies of Walton, Gwinnette, Hall, Habersham, 
Rabun, Warren, and Pulaski, and to incorporate the 
same. 

§ 1 . Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
from and immediately after the passing of this act, Elisha 
Betts, Vincent Haralson, William Johnston, Timothy C. 
Woods, and Wilson Whatley, are hereby declared commis- 
sioners for the county academy of Walton ; William Tow- 
ers, William Twiner, William Maltby, Thomas Worthey, and 
Jacob R. Brooks, for the county aeadeniy of Gwinnette ; 
Stephen Reed, David H. M'Cluskcy, William Cobb, John 
M'Connell, Sen'r., and Bartimas Reynolds, for the county 
academy of Hall ; Ebenezer Fane, Hudson Moss, Joseph 
Whitehead, James Hudgins, and Charles Baker, for the 
county academy of Habersham ; Chesley M'Kinzie, An- 
drew Miller, and James Dillard, for the county academy of 
Rabun ; John Butts, Peyton Baker, Chappel Heath, John 
W. A. Petit, and Grigsby E. Thomas, commissioners for 
the county academy of Warren ; Hardy Vickers, James 
Bracewell, Elijah Farnall, Furney F. Gatlin, and George G. 
Gaines, commissioners for the Pulaski county academy ; 
and that the commissioners as aforesaid named, are hereby 
declared to be bodies politic and corporate, by the name 
and style of the commissioners of the county academies as 
aforesaid ; and such bodies politic shall be capable of suing 
and being sued, and buying such number of acres of land as 
they or a majority of them may deem expedient for the erec- 
tion and convenience of such county academies, and of 
doing all the acts which may be necessary to the execu- 
tion of the trust confided to them ; and for that purpose may 
have and use a common seal, and appoint such officers as 
they may think proper, and remove the same at pleasure. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the said commissioners shall be capable of accepting 
all bequests, gifts, and donations which may hereafter be 
bestowed upon them, and shall hold the same according to 
the conditions contained in such donation or bequest ; and 
for collecting and laying out or disposing of any moneys 
or debts which may become due the said institutions, either 

* Hal!. See (No. IS) Fines and Forfeitures to {ro to. (No. J40) Trnsteas added. 
—Pulaski. (No. 26) Commissioners appointed. (No. 40) Act amended. 



Commis- 
sioners no- 
niinatedlot 
Walton 
Academy 



For Gwin- 
nette Aca 
deiny. 

For Hall 

Academy. 

For Haber- 
sliaiii Aca- 
demy. 
For Rabun 
Academy. 

For .War- 
ren Acade- 
my. 

For Pulas- 
ki Acade- , 
my. 



Incorpo- 
rated. 
Their style. 
To su(! and 
be sued, 
buy land, 

&C.J 



Use a com- 
mon seal, 
appoint 
officers and 
remove 
them. 

May accept 
bequeslsl 
and other , 
property, 
and hold 
the same. , 



m 



ACADEMIES.— 1822. 



To fill va- 
cancies. 

Fines, &;c. 
on criminal 
prosecu- 
tions, in 
said Coun- 
ty, vested 
in the com- 
uiissioners 
of the Aca- 
demies 10- 
speclively. 



The officei' 
Ijolding the 
sajlietopay 
it ovev in 
one raontli. 



for tuition or otherwise ; and also to fill all vacancies that 
may iiappen in their respective bodies. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That all fines and forfeitures, arising from prosecutions on 
the criminal side of the courts of said counties ; and also 
all other penalties and forfeitures, whether arising from 
bonds to prosecute, or bonds for the appearance of any 
offender, or any other violation of the penal statute of this 
State, within said counties of Walton, Gwinnette, Hall, Ha- 
bersham, Rabun, Warren, and Pulaski, be and the same is 
hereby vested in the commissioners as aforesaid of the 
county academies, as aforesaid named, in relation to their 
respective appointments ; and any moneys arising from any 
forfeitures as aforesaid, the officer or person holding the 
same is directed to pay over the same, within one month 
after the collection thereof, to the commissioners of his re- 
spective county academy, and that all costs arising from 
such prosecutions be first paid ; any law to the contrary not- 
withstanding. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to*, 25th December, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



nal side of 
the court, 
shall here- 
after, in 
Lincoln 
County, 
vest in the 
Academy 
of said 
County. 



[No. 17.] AN ACT apj)ro2)riating the fines and forfeitures aris- 
ing from criininal jjrosecutions in the County of Lin- 
coln, to the use and benefit of the Academy of said County. 
All fines ^ I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprc- 

ures arising scntatives of the Statc of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
I-^uikins o^n ^''^^ [*^ ^"* '«^''<'% cnucted^ by the authority of the same. That 
hecrimi- from and after the passing of this act, that all fines and for- 
feitures arising from prosecutions on the criminal side of 
the court of said county, and also all other penalties and 
forfeitures, whether arising from bonds to prosecute, or 
bonds for the appearance of any offender, or any other vio- 
lation of the penal statute of this State, within the said 
county of Lincoln, be, and the same is hereby vested in the 
commissioners of said county academy, and any money 
arising from any forfeitures as aforesaid, the ofiicer or per- 
son holding the same is directed to pay the same within one 
month after the reception thereof to the commissioners of 
said academy, to be applied to the use and benefit of said 
Proviso. county academy : Provided, that all cost arising from said 

. prosecution be first paid. 
When any § 2. And he it further enacted, That when any vacancy in 
BhaiMiTp- the commissioners of said county academy (as designated by 
Co" mi* "^ resolution of the present session and this act) shall happen, 
sionersof the Commissioners in office may appoint some otiier person 
^mj^hw within the county to fill such vacancy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That John M. Dooley is 
hereby appointed a commissioner of said county academy, 
in addition to those appointed by a resolution aforesaid, and 
any three of said commissioners shall be sufficient to form 
a board, 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That the said commis- 
a"report'\o sioners shall annually make a report to the Grand Jury of 
ihe Grand the Said county, of the moneys drawn and applied as herein 
c'wnV'^' before specified, to be filed in the Clerk's office of the Su- 
perior Court. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted. That all laws, and parts 
of laws, militating against this act, be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

DAVID WITT, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Aaseoted to,. 1,6th May, 182L 

JOHN CLARK, Goverjior. 



AN ACT to incorporate the Trustees of Salem Academy, [No. 18,] 
in Clarke County. 

§ i. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- Trustees of 
sentatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly demy'no-'' 
met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, '"i"a'e«' 
That Joseph Tarpley, John Floyd, Reuben Tucker, Stephen poraied° 
Hester, John Williams, Samuel Hester, Edward L. Thomas, 
WilliamClarke, George Hayes, Joseph Smith, James Knott,, 
and John Simmons, be, and they are hereby created and made 
a body politic and corporate, having perpetual succession 
by the name and style of '* the Trustees of the Salem Acade- Theirstyie. 
my," and by that name and style are hereby made able and 
capable in law to have, purchase, receive, possess, enjoy, To receive 
and retain, to them and to their successors, lands, rents, ^j'^''/^"''* 
tenements, goods, chattels, and effects, of what kind, nature, &;c. , 
or quality soever, and the same to sell, alien, demise, or 
dispose of; to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded. Sue and be 
answer and be answered, in courts of record or other places ; ^"^"^^ 
and also to make, have, and use a common seal, and the Use a com- 
same to break, alter, and renew at pleasure ; and also to "'"" ^'^^'^ 
ordain, establish, and put in execution such by-laws, ordi- Make by- 
nances, and regulations as may by them be deemed neces- '?^'*'*"^ 
sary. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted. That the said trustees, or Receive 
a majority of them, are hereby authorized to receive any llamules. 
gift, donation, or gratuity, of and from person or persons, 
company or companies, body politic or corporate, to be by 
them appropriated to the use and for the benefit of the Salem 
Academy. 

6 3. And he it further enacted, That when any vacancy vacancie^t 

• u ^^ u 1 J *u • .• iiovv filled. 

or vacancies shall or may happen by death, resignation, or 
otherwise, such vacancy shall be filled by the said trustees, 
in such manner as they may deem proper ; any law to the 
contrary notwithstanding. 

DAVID ADAMS,. • 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 25th December, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK,. Governor. 

• 1822. 

AN ACT to incorporate Fortville Academy, in Jones [^o. 19.] 
County. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Name of 
tines of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, (jtmy. 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
from and immediately after the passage oi^ this act, the 
academy in Jones County, now known by the name of 
Fortville Academy, shall be known and called by that name ; 
and that Robert Hutchings-, John W. Gordon, Thomas Trustceeof 



filled. 
An addi- 
tionalCom- 
missioner 
appointed. 



Shall annu- 



RApealing 
j^lause. 



Jefferson, William Harris, and Robert Brown, and their Aca'demy 
successors in office, be, and they are hereby declared to be, appointed 
a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of " the poraied. 
Trustees of Fortville Academy ;" and as such shall be capa- 
ble and liable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be im- To sue and 
pleaded, and shall be authorized to make such by-laws and ^ak'e'^by- 
regulations as maybe necessary for the government of said laws, &c. 
academy : Provided, such by-laws are not repugnant to the Proviso. , 
constitution and laws of this State ; and for that purpose 
may have and use a common seal, appoint such officers as To use a 
they may think proper, and remove the same from office 5°^'™°" ■ 
for improper conduct or neglect of duty. Appoint 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, May be in- 
That the said trustees shall be capable of accepting and affj^^^'^gj^ 
being invested with all manner of property, real and personal, of pro- 
all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immunities what- ''"■^•' 
soever, which may belong to said institution, or which may 
hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them or their suc- 
cessors in office, to have and to hold the same for the proper 
benefit and behoof of said academy. 



ACADEMIES.— 1823. 



il 



'Vacancies 
"how tilled. 



§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That when any vacancy may happen by death, resignation, 
or otherwise, of any of the trustees of said academy, the 
survivors, or a majority of said trustees, shall fill the same 
in such manner as shall be pointed out by the by-laws and 
reo-ulations of the trustees aforesaid. 

ALLEN DANIEL, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 9th December, 1822." 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



consolidate the said returns, and lay such consolidated return 
before the next Legislature. 

ALLEN DANIEL, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 23d December, 1822. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



[No. 20. 



The Inte- 
rior Courts 
, to appoint 
persons to 
superintend 
the educa- 
tion of poor 
cliildieii. 



A list of the 
names of 
poor chil- 
dren to be 
made ont 
and return- 
ed to the 
Covernyr. 



The Go- 
vernor to 
cause 
$12000 of 
the Poor 
Sclioil 
fand ti) be 
divided. 



The chil- 
dren to he 
sent to 
scl)0Ol in 
their neigh- 
bourhood. 



Proviso. 



Report to 
be made by 
the Inferior 
Courts to 
theSenatus 
Academi- 

CUG. 



No child to 
be sent to 
school un- 
der eight 
nor over 
eighteen 
years, nor 
longer than 
three years. 
A census 
of the chil- 
dren over 
eight and 
under eigli- 
teen years, 
to be le- 
liirned to 
the Senator 
elect, &c. 



AN ACT* to dispose of and distribute the Bank Divi- 
dends and other nett proceeds of the Poor School Fund 
among the different Counties of this State. 

^ \. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
it shall be the duty of the Justices of the Inferior Courts of 
the different counties of this State to appoint one or more 
fit and proper persons in their respective counties, not ex- 
ceeding one to each captain's district, to superintend the edu- 
cation of the poor children of said county. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty 
of the persons so appointed, to make out a list of the names 
of the poor children of their county or district, as the case 
may be, and return the same to the Justices aforesaid, on 
the first Monday in May next, whose duty it shall be to ex- 
amine the same and make a return of the number, certified 
under their hands and seals, to his e.^cellency the Governor, 
on or before the 1st day of June next ; but no child shall be 
returned by said Justices, whose parents or estate pay a tax 
exceeding fifty cents over and above their poll-tax. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That it shall be the duty 
of his excellency the Governor to cause the sum of ^12,000 
of the bank dividends, and other nett proceeds, of the poor 
school fund to be divided among the different counties, in 
proportion to the number of poor children returned as above, 
which shall be paid to such persons as the Inferior Court 
may empower to receive the same. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That it shall be the duty 
of the person or persons so appointed, to cause any of the 
poor children so returned to go to school,- at such schools as 
may be convenient in their respective neighbourhoods ; and 
the teacher shall present his account to one of the Justices 
afores.iid, whose duty it shall be t-o order the same paid 
whore it shall appear p&i : Provided, that no child shall be 
sent to school and paid for out of said fund, when such child 
has been taught reading, writing, and the usual rules of 
arithmetic. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty 
of said Justices to make a report to the Senatus Academicus 
by their senator, of their actings and doings in the premises, 
accompanied with such remarks as they may think proper 
to make on the utility of the plan here adopted, and recom- 
mend such other plan as they may think would be most 
likely to produce the benefits intended. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted, That no child shall be 
sent to school under the age of eight years, or exceeding 
eighteen years ; and no child shall be sent to school at 
public expense more than three years. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty 
of the superintendents in each district to take a census of 
the children, as well poor, as rich, and female as well as 
male, between t!;e ages of eight and eighteen years, and de- 
liver the same to the senator elect of their county, who shall 

* See the Act (No. 137) appointJug the Clerk of the Court of Ordinary fo!e 
trustee, &c. Also Act No. 154. 

B2 



AN ACT to incorporate the Farmers^ Academy, in the 
County of Jones. 

§ 1 . 2?e it enacted by the Senate and House of Reiiresen- 
tatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly ftiet, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
from and immediately after the passage of this Act, the 
academy in the county of Jones, now known by the name 
of the Farmers' Academy, shall be known and called by that 
name ; and that Bailey Bell, Adam Carson^ Kichen P. 
Thweatt, James Locket, Cyrus Cotton, Samuel Barron, and 
William Cowan, andtheir successors in office, be, and they 
are hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate, by 
the name and style of ••' the Trustees of the Farmers' Aca- 
demy," and as such shall be capable and liable in law to sue 
and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and shall be authorized 
to make such by-laws and regulations as may be necessary 
for the government of said academy ; Provided, such by- 
laws are not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this 
State : and for that purpose may have and use a common 
seal, and appoint such officers as they may think proper, and 
remove the same from office for improper conduct or neglect 
of duty. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees 
shall be capable of accepting and being invested with all 
manner of property real and personal, all donations, gifts, 
grants, priv-ileges, and immunities wiiatsoever, which may 
belong to the said institution, or which may hereafter be con- 
veyed or transferred to them and their successors in ofHco, 
to have and to hold the same for the proper benefit and be- 
hoof of the said academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That when any vacancy may happen, by death, resignation, 
or otherwise, of any one of the tru.stees of said acadefny, 
the survivors or a majority of them shall fill the same in such 
manner as may be pointed out by the by-laws and regulations 
of the trustees aforesaid. 

ALLEN DANIEL, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 19th December, 1822. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



[No.21.j 



Name of 
the Aca- 
demy. 



Trustees of 
Farmers' 
Academy 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 

Theur style. 
To sue and 
be sued, 

make hj'- 
laws, &c. 



Use a C'liii- 
mon seal, 
and ap- 
point ■jlti- 
cers. 



Jlny be in- 
vested with 
property, 



Vacancies 
how (llled. 



Certain di- 
vidends to 
be divided 
among the 
several 
Counties. . 



AN ACT to distribute certain funds among the several [^'>- 22 
Counties in the State for the use of Academies, and 
to provide a method of obtaining further information 
concerning endowments heretofore granted. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That tlie divi- 
dends, which have been declared upon the bank stock here- 
tofore set apart for the endowment of county academies, and 
also all moneys now in the treasury, which have arisen under 
the several laws of this State, upon the subject of escheats 
and of confiscated reverted property be, and the same are 
hereby directed to be divided among the several counties of 
this State, in the following manner, to v.it : That each 
county shall have an equal part of the sum to be distributed, 
until each shall have received ^2000, including the amount 
already received in cash or in confiscated property, calcu- 



Mantier of 
distribu- 
tion. 



12 



ACADEMIES.— 1822. 



Where 
more than 
one incor- 
porated 
Academy, 
the money 
to be ap- 
plied lor 
jointly. 



Where 
there are 
no Acade- 
mies, the 
Inferior 
Courts to 
draw the 
proportion, 



Counties 
not to re- 
ceive any 
other, divi- 
dends -until 
ihty have 
made a re- 
port of 
what re- 
ceived. 



An annual 
return of 
receipts 
and dis- 
liurseinents 
to he made 
10 the Se- 
natu.s Aca- 
deniicus. 



lating the confiscated property at the rate of one-eighth of 
the amount given for the same ; after which, each county 
shall have a distributive share of the funds arising, in pro- 
portion. to the representation from each county. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That in counties where there are more than one incor- 
porated academy, the application shall be by the trustees, 
commissioners, and superintendents jointly, who shall divide 
the amount received in such manner, as shall be reasonable 
and just, having regard to population, and the usual number 
of scholars educated in said academies. 

§ 3. And he it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That in counties in which there are no academies, and in 
which the census may have been taken as aforesaid, the 
Inferior Courts of said counties respectively have power 
to draw the proportion which said counties may have a 
right to claim under this Act, to be by them applied to the 
purposes of education in said counties. 

i^s 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That none of the counties which may receive any divi- 
dend under the provisions of this Act shall be entitled 
to receive any portion of the dividends hereafter to be de- 
clared upon the stock aforesaid, until they shall have made 
full and accurate report, setting forth the amount received 
by said counties in confiscated property or otherwise, by 
way of endowment of their county academies. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That any commissioners, trustees, superintendents, or In- 
ferior Courts, who may receive any benefit under the pro- 
visions of this Act, shall keep a just and accurate account of 
the manner in which the same may be disbursed and applied, 
and shall make report thereof annually through the Senatus 
Academicus to the Legislature. ^ 

ALLEN DANIEL, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 23d December, 1822. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



leges, and immunities whatsoever, which may belong to said 
institution by virtue of this Act, or which may hereafter be 
made, conveyed, or transferred to them or their successors 
in office, to have and to hold the same. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the trustees aforesaid, and their successors in office, 
shall be, and they are hereby declared to be capable of 
suing and being sued, impleading and being impleaded, 
and of using all necessary and lawful means for securing or 
defending any property, debts, or demands whatsoever, which 
they may claim or demand in right of said institution, and 
also of receiving the rents, issues, and profits of the same, 
or any part or parcel thereof. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That should any vacancy happen, by death, resignation, or 
removal of any of the trustees of the Newton County Aca- 
demy, hereby authorized and established, it shall be filled in 
such manner as a majority of the remaining trustees may 
point out in their regulations at their first meeting after the 
passing of this Act, or at any meeting thereafter : Provided, 
that the same shall not exceed twelve months. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the said trustees shall have power to select a trea- 
surer, who shall give bond and approved security to the said 
board of trustees, for the time being, and iheir-successors in 
ofiice, in the sum of ten thousand dollars, for the faithful 
discharge of the trust reposed in him. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That all laws and parts of laws militating against this Act 
be and the same are hereby repealed. 

ALLEN DANIEL, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 6tb, 1822. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



To sue and 
be sued, 
&c. 



Vacancies 
how tillwi 



Proviso^ 



May ap- 
point a 
Treasurer. 
Treasurer 
to give* 
bond. 



Repealing- 
clause. 



[No. 23.] 



Trustees of 
the New- 
ton County 
Academy 
appointed 
and incoi- 
paralcd. 



Said Trus- 
tees to ap- 
propriate 
the money, 
&.C. belong- 
ing to the 
lotiUtution. 



May make 

'oy-laws, 

&c. 



Invested 
vf ith pro- 
geny, &c. 



AN ACT* to incorporate the Newton County Academy 
at Covington. 

^ \. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it 
is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Solomon 
Graves, Martin Kolb, Harrison Jones, Samuel Brazil, 
Thomas Jones, Farr H. Trammel, and William H. Morrow 
are appointed, and they and their successors in office shall 
be, and are hereby declared to be, a body corporate, by the 
name and title of "the Trustees of the Newton County Aca- 
demy," with the privilege of using a common seal. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the said Solomon Graves, Martin Kolb, Harrison 
Jones, Samuel Brazil, Thomas Jones, Farr H. Trammel, 
and William II. Morrow, and their successors in office, or a 
majority of them, are hereby authorized, and empowered 
to appropriate in the manner they may think best calculated 
to promote the interest of the aforesaid institution, and to 
erect suitable edifices for the promotion of literature, all 
money and specialties belonging or in any wise appertaining 
to the said institution. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the aforesaid trustees, and their successors in office, 
or a majority of them, are hereby authorized to make such by- 
laws or regulations as may be necessary for the government of 
said academy ; Provided, that such by-laws and regulations 
be not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this State : 
and that they shall be invested with all manner of property 
both real and personal, all donations, gifts, grants, privi- 

; * See Act (No. 138).. 



AN ACT, eocjdanatory of an Act passed on the '^\st De- 
cember 18''2[, providing for the permanent endowment 
of the University, and appropriating moneys for the 
erection of a new Collegiate edifice at Jlthens. 

^ \. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia,4n General Assembly met, and it 
is hereby eifacted by the authority aforesaid, That the before 
recited act be so construed, as to authorize the trustees of the 
university to ask and receive any sum or sums of money 
which may have been collected since the passage of said 
Act, not exceeding ten thousand dollars, from the fund 
arising from the sale of fractional surveys previous to (1821) 
one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That the Governor be and 
he is hereby authorized and required to issue his warrant 
on the treasury for said collections, not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars, if the same have been paid into the trea- 
sury ; and if not, the Solicitor General of the Ocmulgee cir- 
cuit is directed to pay to the said trustees any collections 
made by him and now in his hands, not exceeding the 
amount appropriated from said fund by tiie before recited 
Act. ALLEN DANIEL, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT. 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1822. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



[No. 24,] 



Trustees of 
the Univer- 
sity to ask 
and receive 
S10,000 of 
the Fund 
frnni frac- 
tional sur- 
veys, *£c. 



The Go- 
vernor to ■ 
issue his 
warrant 
therefor, or 
the Solicit- 
or General 
to pay over 
the same. 



AN ACT to incorporate the Academy of Bullock County. [No. 25.] 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Trustees of 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is county 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Samuel S. ^^^^^^"[l^ 
Lockhart, Joseph Hagin, Thonias Jones, Seth Williams, and and incor- 

porated, 



ACADEMIES.— 18Qi^, 



13 



and autho- 
rized to use 
a common 
seal. 

Authorized 
to appro- 
priate tlie 
moneys i 
and other 
specialties. 



May imake 

by-laws, 

&c. 



■May have 
property. 



May sue 
ami be 
sued. 



*5iiall lay 
ainiually 
an account 
of their 
funds he- 
fore the 
Orand 
Jury. 



Said return 
1.0 l)e laid 
before the 
Senatus 
Acadeini- 
cus. 



To appoint 
a Treasu- 
rer, who 
shall give 
i)ond and 
security. 



Elisha Bowen, arc appointed, and they and their successors 
in ofKce shall be, and are hereby declared to be, a body cor- 
porate, by the name and title of " the Trustees of the Bul- 
lock County Academy," with the privilege of having and 
using" a common seal. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid. 
That the trustees ^aforesaid and their successors in office, 
or a majority of them, are hereby authorized and ernpowered 
to appropriate in the manner they may think best calculated 
to promote the interest of said institution, and to erect suita- 
ble edifices for the education of youth, all moneys and spe- 
cialties belonging or in any wise appertaining to the said in- 
stitution. 

§ 3. And he it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, 
That the said trustees and their successors in office, or a 
majority of them, are hereby authorized to make such by- 
laws and regulations as be necessary for the government of 
said academy ; Provided, such by-laws and regulations 
be not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this State : 
and that they shall be invested with all manner of property, 
both real and personal, all donations, gifts, grants, privi- 
leges, and immunities whatever, which may belong to said in- 
stitution by virtue of this act, or which may hereafter be 
made, conveyed, or transferred to them or their successors 
in office, to have and to hold the same for the proper use, 
benefit, and behoof of said Academy. 

§ 4. And he it farther enacted hy the authority aforesaid, 
That the trustees of said institution and their successors in 
office shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, capable 
of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, and 
of using all manner of lawful measures for recovering or de- 
fending any property, debts, or demand.s whatsoever, which 
they may claim or demand in right of the said institution ; 
and also of recovering the rents, issues, and profits of the 
same, or any parts or parcel thereof. 

§ b. And he it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, 
That all vacancies that may happen in the board, of said 
trustees shall be filled by the Grand Jury of said county, at 
the first term of the Superior Court of said county after sucli 
vacancy may happen, or at any term thereafter, by ballot or 
otherwise, as they may think proper. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, 
That it shall and is hereby made the duty of said trustees, 
to lay before the Grand Jury, at the first term of the Superior 
Court of said county, in each year, a full and correct state- 
ment of the situation and investments of the funds of said in- 
stitution, in such manner and form as they may think proper, 
or said Jury recommend, and the said returns shall, by the 
said Jury, be delivered to the Clerk of said Court, and remain 
in his office until the general election next ensuing, u'hen it 
shall be the duty of said Clerk to deliver the same to the 
Senator of said county, to be by him laid before the Senatus 
Academicus, when thereto required. 

§ 7. And he it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, 
That the said trustees be and they are hereby required to 
appoint one distinct from their own board as treasurer, 
and to take good and sufficient security for the faithful per- 
formance of the duties required of him in such manner as 
will effectually secure said institution against any loss which 
miffht happen by his misconduct. 

ALLEN DANIEL, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 25th, 1822. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



That Col. George W. M'Callister, Maj. George M. Waters, 
Capt. Raymond P. Demere, Andrew Bird, and Joshua 
Smith, esquires, are hereby appointed commissioners of 
the academy of Bryan county. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted. That Furney F. Gatlin, 
Nelson Clayton, Hardy Vickers, William Hathron, and 
Robert Thompson, esquires, be and they are hereby ap- 
pointed commissioners of the academy ot^ Pulaski county. 

§ 3. And he it further enacted, That James Camak, Mar- 
low L. Pryer, John Williams, Williams Rutherford, and Joel 
Crawford, esquires, be and they are hereby appointed com- 
missioners of the academy of the county of Baldwin. 

§ 4. And he it further enacted, That James Smith, James 
Dunwoody, Ebenezer H. Grosvenor, John Kell, William 
Carnochan, Henry Gignilliats, and Charles West be and 
they are hereby appointed commissioners of the academy 
for the county of Mcintosh. 

§ 6. And he it further enacted, That the commissioners of 
the academies of the counties aforesaid, and their succes- 
sors in office, are hereby incorporated, and they, or a ma- 
jority of them are hereby authorized to make such by- 
laws, rules, and regulations as are or may be necessary for 
the government of said institutions; and they shall be invest- 
ed with all fnanner of property, both real and personal, and 
all donations, gifts, grants, privileges and immunities what- 
soever, which may belong to said institutions, by virtue of 
this act, or any heretefore made, transferred, or conveyed to 
them, or which may hereafter be made, transferred, or con- 
veyed to them, or their successors in office, to have and to 
hold the same, for the proper use and benefit of said institu- 
tions : Provided, such by-laws, rules and regulations, afore- 
said, be not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this 
State or of the United States. 

§ G. And he it further enacted. That the commissioners 
aforesaid, and their successors in office, shall be, and they 
are hereby declared to be, able and capable in law, to sue 
and to be sued, plead and to be impleaded, in any court of 
law or equity in this State, and of using all lawful and ne- 
cessary means for recovering and defending any property, 
debt, or demand which they claim or demand in right of 
said institutions, and also of recovering the rents, issues, 
and profits of the same, or any part thereof. 

§ 7. And he it further enacted, That should any vacan- 
cies happen by death, removal, or resignation, of any of the 
commissioners of the academies above established, it shall 
be filled in such manner as a majority of the survivors shall 
.point out. 

§ 8. And he it further enacted. That the commissioners 
aforesaid shall have power, when they may deem it neces- 
sary, to appoint a treasurer, who shall give bond with ap- 
proved security, payable to his excellency the Governor, or 
his successors in oiBce, in the sum of five thousand dollars, 
for the faithful performance of the duties of said office. 

ALLEN DANIEL, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives^ 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 25th December, 1822. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



Commis- 
sioners of . 
Rryaii 
County 
Academy 
appointed. 

Of Pulaski 

County 

Academv. 



Of Bald- 
win Coun- 
ty Acade- 
wy. 



Of Mcin- 
tosh Coun- 
ty Acade- 
my. 



Said Com- 
missioners 
incorpora- 
ted. 

May make 
by-laws, 
&c. 

May Iiold 
property. 



Proviso. 



May sue 
and be 
sued. 



Vacancies. 



May ap- 
point a 
'J'reasurer, 
who shall 
give bond 
and secu- 
riiy._ 



:No.26.]aN act to estahlish Academies in the 
Bryan and Pulaski. 
^ \. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of Georgia, iii General Assembly met, 



AN ACT to he entitled jin Act to authorize the Trustees ^^^^ 27.] 
of Greene County Academy, to sell so muck of the 
tot helongivg to said Acadeiny, as lies between the 
course of East Street and Lot No. 4, in the Town 
Common of Greensboro, in the County aforesaid. 
Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- Trustees of 

lives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, «;eene 
Counties of That the trustees of the Greene County Academy be. Academy^ 



and they are hereby authorized to sell the whole or any part" fo'se'Jmot 
of the lot of land lying adjoining to the town of Greensbo- jl.'JJf""^ "=• 
ro, belonging to said Academy, which lies between the boro. 



14 



ACADEMIES.— 1823. 



Proceeds of 
sale liow 
applied. 



ALLEN DANIEL, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of tlie Senate. 
Assented to, 25th December, 1822. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



1823. 

[No. 38. 



$•20,000 of 
I lie Poor 
School 
Fund to be 
disliibuted 
annually 
among the 
Counties in 
piopnrtiou 
to their 
white po- 
pulation, 
for the edu- 
catiou of 
poor chil- 
dren. 



course of East-street of said town, and Lot No. 4, in the superintend the education of such as tlie board sliall agree 
commons aforesaid. . to educate : Provided, that the person whose application PioviEU ' 

§2. And be it further enacted, That the trustees of said may be refused by the trustees sliall have the right of ap- 
academy shall apply the proceeds arising from said sales peal to the Justices of the Inferior Court, 

to tiie benefit of said institution, in such manner as they § 6. And be it further enacted, That the trustees shall Autimriz.eil 
may deem best. purchase a good and sufficient bound book, to be paid for a"book,'"c' 

» T -r -rrixT 1-. A MTr^T ^^^^ ^^ j^j^^ ^^^^ gchool moHcy, for the purpose of registerino- gis^er I'heir 

all the proceedings of this institution, and shall make an fugsfami 
annual return thereof to the Senatus Academicus, by the'°"'^'[^'"" 
Senator elect from their county, turn. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted, That his excellency Manner of 
the Governor be, and he is required to transmit to the Jus- '^kiji? 
tices of the Inferior Court, in each county in this State, a Trustees. 
dedimus to be sworn, and subscribed to before them, and t"tVn"s 
also blank bonds, which dedimus and bonds when executed >'" viola- 
Act passca ine iwenuj-iaua auy uj ijec.,nu.r, ..gn- eeably to the requisitions of this act, shall be deposited in T '""" 
teen hundred and twenty-two, to distnhutc the Bank theClerk'sOfficeof the Superior Court; and in casea breach 
Dimdend andother nett proceeds of the I oor School orviolationoftheduty enjoined by this act, by any trustee, n,ay 
Fund among the different Counties in this Mate. ^^ s^gj ^y ^he Inferior Court of said county, and the amount 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprcsenta- recovered thereon shall, after defraying necessary expenses, 

go to and become a part of the poor school fund of said county. 

§ 8. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act EcreaiiBg 
from and after the passing of this Act the sum of twenty of which this is amendatory, as militates against this act be, '^'^"^*- 
thousand dollars out of the proceeds of the poor school and the same is hereby repealed 



AN ACT to be entitled An Act to alter and amend an 
Act passed the twenty-third day of December, eigh- 



tires of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by tiie authority of the same, That 



fund, and the same is hereby set apart and distributed an 
nually among the different counties of this State, in pro- 
portion to the number of free white population in each 
county, which population shall be ascertained by the census 
next to be taken, and which shall be considered as the popu- 
lation of said counties, until it shall be again taken, accord- 
ing to law, for the purpose of educating such children who 
are destitute of the means of education. 

Persons to §2. And be it further ' enacted, That the above fund 

l^j (^Pg-g'tJl. shall be distributed in the following manner, viz : The In- 

bute said ferior Court of each county of this State shall, on the first 
Monday of February next, or as soon thereafter as they 
conveniently can, appoint three discreet • persons in each 
county, which persons shall give to his excellency the Go- 
vernor bond and security in the penal sum of one thousand 

dollars each, and also take and subscribe before any one , ^ . ,^ ^ ..,„.. 

of the Justices of the Inferior Court the following oath :— ^^,^^^^^ox Courts, Corporations, and Commissioners respec- |!y.';;ein 

Their oath. I, A. B., do Solemnly swear, that I will to the best of my lively, as mentioned in the above recited Act, shall have the courts 

ability, distribute whatever monevs may come into mv hands, e-^clusive power of appointmg any number of the officers ^J^^-^ 
in such manner as, in my opinion, will most conduce to the therein mentioned, that they may deem expedient in their Commis- 
education of the poor children in my county, and make a respective counties and towns where the number is not de-^ 
true return thereof, agreeable to the requisitions of law, so fi"*^^ o'" ^'^''^d by law. And also the exclusive power of v 



funds, who 
shall give 
bond and 
security. 



DAVID ADAMS, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate, 
Assented to, December 22, 1823. 

G. M.TROUP, Governor. 

AN ACT to amend and explain An Act, entitled An Act [No.29/i 
to vest the appointment of Commissioners of Acade- 
7nies, Vendue Masters, Notaries Public, and. Lumber 
Measurers, in certain persons thei'ein mentioned, 
passed the eighteenth December, eighteen hundred 
and sixteen. 
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State q/"yaidnp. 

Georgia, That from and after the passing of this Act, the p°'."""«"!* 



Their con- 
tinuance in 
office. 



Said Trus- 
tees to 
draw on 
the Go- 
vernor for 



help me God ; which oath shall be signed by the party, and 
entered on the minutes of the Inferior Court. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That the trustees afore- 
said shall hold their offices during good behaviour, and a ma- 
jority of them shall be competent to the transaction of busi 



filling all vacancies which may occur among such of 
said officers whose numbers are limited bylaw. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That so much of the The up- 
above recited Act as may be construed repugnant to ot-'saiJt^dffi 

PfO- cers hereto- 
fore made 



this Act be, and the same is hereby repealed 
ness ; and should either of them fail or refuse to do their duty as "^'^^^^ ^hat all appointments of Notaries Public, Lumber l,y ,he Le- 

Measurers, Vendue Masters, and Commissioners of Acade- f/eefarpd to 
mies, that have been made by the Legislature of this State, be valid. 
since the passing of the Act of the eighteenth December, 
eighteen hundred and sixteen, entitled an Act to vest the 
appointment of Commissioners of Academies, Vendue Mas- 
ters, Notaries Public, and Lumber Measurers, in certain per 



trustees, the Inferior Court shall have power to remove them, 
and appoint others in their place, 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That the trustees in 
each county, when thus appointed and sworn, shall, and 
they are hereby authorized to draw on his excellency the 



iheamo\mt Governor, for the amount of money which their county may 



iheTrCoM- ^® entitled to, agreeably to the before-mentioned plan _- 

ty may be distribution, and his excellency the Governor shall be and glared to be valid 

he is hereby authorized and required to draw a warrant on 

the Treasurer for the sum. 
To select § .5. And be it further enacted. That the trustees shall 

the objects ■■ ■ _•' . . 

of tliis 



Qf sons therein mentioned, shall be and they are hereby de- 



f^.^ have the power of selecting the objects of this law in their 



DAVID ADAMS, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 



i°e ftuX ^''""ty, and to apportion and distribute the funds as in their Assented to, December 23, 1823 
judgment will be most eflectual in carrying the object of 
this law into effect ; and in order to do so, shall appoint in 

May ap- ^ach school district, where a school is or may be kept up, 

uustle^"''' ^ sub-trustee, whose duty it shall be to report the number, 

His duly, names, and situation of the poor children in said neighbour- 
hood, and under the direction of the board, contract for and 



G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



AN ACT to incorpm-ate Philomathia Academy in the [No. 30. i 
County of Elbert, and to appoint other Commissioners 
therein named. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprcsenta- 



ACADEMIES.— 1823, 



75 



Name of 
•he Aca- 
Uuiny, 



Trjistees of 
the Pliilo- 
inatliia A- 
cadeiny no- 
mi nated 
and 

pnrated. 
Their sty 

Alay sue 
and be 
sued, use a 
common 

seal, &c. 



May make 
by-laws, 
&c., ap- 
point and 
remove 
officers. 



fh^es of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, are hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate, by 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That the name and style of " the Trustees of tiie Mount Zion Theirs 
from and after the passing of this act, the academy in the Academy ;" and as such body politic and corporate, shall be 
county of Elbert, known by the name of the Philomathia capable of doing all acts which may be necessary for the 
Academy, shall be called and known by that name ; and that complete execution of the trust confided to them : that they 
Beverley Allen, Henry White, Asa Thompson, Bedford shall be invested with all manner of property, both real and May be in- 
Harper, and Richard Banks, the present trustees of said personal, which shall be acquired by gift, purchase, or ''«^^i«''"'i"' 
academy, and their successors in office, be, and they are otherwise, for the use and benefit of the said Academy ; shall ^ue''ai?/'bf 
'j;°'" hereby declared to be, a body corporate and politic, by the be cap;U)le of suing and being sued, of having and using a cmmnoif '' 
style, name and style of " the Trustees of Philomathia Academy," common seal, and they, the said trustees, and their succes- ^'^'''• 
and as such shall be capable and liable in law to sue and sors in office, or a majority of them, shall have the privilege 
be sued, plead and be impleaded, to have and to use a com- of making their own by-laws, provided they contain nothing Make by- 
mon seal, and to do and perform all such matters and things repugnant to the' constitution or laws of the United States '""'^'*^'^- 
as may be authorized by the constitution or fundamental or of this State, and of filling all vacancies in their own Vacancies. 
regulations of said academy. board, which may be occasioned by death, resignation, or 

§2. And be it further enacted. That the trustees or pro- otherwise, 
prietors of said academy, or such authority as may be au- DAVID ADAMS, 

thorized by said fundamental regulations, shall have power Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

to adopt such by-laws and regulations as may be necessary THOMAS STOCKS, 

for its government and prosperity, and to appoint and re- President of the Senate. 

move for improper conduct or neglect of duty, such officers Assented to, December 20, 1823. 



-Alay hold 



Elections" 
iiovv held. 



as may be authorized by the proi>er authority : Provided, 
that the regulations for the government of said academy be 
not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this State. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, Tlmt the said trustees and 
their successors in office shall be capable of accepting and 
being invested with all manner of property, real and per- 
sonal, all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immunities 
whatsoever, which may belong to the said institution, or 
which may hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them, to 
have and to hold the same for the proper benefit and behoof 
of said academy. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That elections of trus- 
tees and other officers shall be held at such periods, and in 



G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



AN ACT to authorize the Citizens of Baldwin County [No. 32.] 
to establish Common Scliools. 

1 . Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Revre- citizens of 

. ^j7 0jj ^ /'i • •./-< 1 A 77 Baldwin 



esta- 
com- 



5 . 
sentativcs of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, Co'iuity 
and it is hereby by the authority of the same enacted. That "|'i*fi 
the citizens of Baldwin county shall be authorized to esta- '"o" 
blish common schools, in the following manner. 

§ 2. And be it further. enacted^ That on the first Monday Five Com- 
in February, eighteen hundred and twenty-four, there shall lo'bTeiect 
be held at the Court-house, in the town of Milledgeville, '^'^■ 
between the hours of eight o'clock A. M. and five o'clock 
P. M., an election for five commissioners of common 



in case arr 



such manner, and vacancies occurring in the board, or in 
how tilled. Other officcs, shall be filled in such manner as may be pre- 

scribed by the laws and regulations for the government of ^^.r^'^' , -""^ «"""^" i"« «^«^-"on laii on accouni oi ii.e -;- 
said institution lailure ot a sufficient number of voters to attend, the polls election 

Trustpeaof § 5. And be it further enacted. That Wiley Thompson, 
c'ounty'^'^ Jeptha V. Harris, Archelus Jarret, John A. Heard, and 
Hinutnlued ^homas Joues be, and they are hereby appointed trustees 
andincor- of the Elbert County Academy, and that the said trustees 

and their successors in office be, and they are hereby de- 
^ clared to be, a body corporate and politic, by the name and 
^ style of " the Trustees of the Elbert County Academy," and 

shall be vested with the same powers and like restrictions, 

as are prescribed for the trustees of the Madison County 

Academy, by an act passed on the thirteenth day of De 



porated. 



Vested 
with the 
same 
powers as 
prescribed 
lor the 
Trustees of 
the Madi- 
son County point trustees for the same 

Academy 



shall again be opened on the first Monday in April ; but in be°vid*'at 
each succeeding year, the election shall be held on the first the time ^ 
Monday in February. The election shall be attended by who'to"' 
the same officers who superintend the general elections, sup™"- 
and the voters shall possess the same qualifications ; and election, 
the magistrates superintending the election shall make a f^lfnn'j,';. ^f 
return of the result to the Inferior Court of the county, who tiieieiurn 
shall on the next day, or as soon thereafter as practicable, 
examine the return, and if, in their opinion, a majority of 
the voters of the county have attended and voted, they shall 



cember, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, entitled an Act f'"^ ^ certificate of such opinion to the five commissioners 
to incorporate the Madison County Academy, and to ap- \"""f ^^f ^ "Tr t f ^"f ^' ^"5^ the commissioners 

n^Jrnf fr,,cfo^o f^, tu^ „„ J J r ghaU bc iHstantlv qualihed tor the duties oi their appoint- 



tly quaiineu Jor me duties oi ineir appc 
ment : but this law being once accepted, shall continue ia 
force, however small the number of voters at any future 
election for commissioners. — And the certificate of the at- 
tending magistrates shall be recorded on the books of the 
commissioners of common schools, and no further commis- 
sion shall be required to authorize those so elected to per- 
form all the duties of their appointments. The commis- Commis- 
sioners so elected shall receive no pay or emolument for ^ecdve 'no 
their services, but shall be bound to accept their appoint- pay; 

, , , /.i-^iii 1 /■ bound to 

ments under the penalty or thirty dollars eacri lor non-ac- accppttheir 
ceptance, and shall moreover be liable for all damages which fn''ep"'s"yn. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- may result from the neglect of their duties ; but no indi- der penalty 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, vidual shall be bound to serve more than two years in sue- dollars'^ 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That cession : Provided, that the citizens of Baldv/in County, on This law 
immediately from and after the passing of this act, the failing to adopt this law in the year eighteen hundred and "Jfo^ted in: 
Academy at Mount Zion, in the county of Hancock, shall twenty -four, may do so upon the same terms, and in the anysuc- 
be called and known by the name of " the Mount Zion same manner, in any succeeding year, unless tliis law shall y|ar'."° 
Academy,*' and that John G. Gilbert, Barnaba Shivers,, have been previously repealed by the Legislature. Andj,g„pp^3. 
Thomas Lundy, John Brown, Benjamin Gilderslieve, and the citizens aforesaid shall, on any succeeding year, be com- ''oii may. 
Joseph Bryan, and their successors in office, be, and they petent to suspend tbe operation of this law^on a majority [lemie^,. 



DAVID ADAMS, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 

[No. 31.] AN ACT to establish and fix the name of the Academy 
at Mount Zion, in the County of Hancock, and to in- 
corporate the Trustees thereof. 

Name of 
the Acade- 
my. 



Trustees of 
Mount 
Zion Aca- 
demy no- 
minated 
ajid incov- 
poKated. 



16 



ACADEMIES— 1823. 

declaring their wish to do so, by writing on the ticket they surer shall give bond to the commissioners for the faithful Co«nty 

give in for county commissioners the words '' no election." performance of his duties ; he shall receive all school money to'^v""^ 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners from the tax collector, and in the event of the collector I'l-^'^^jg^ 

'''^dio^ so elected shall have the following powers and duties : — They refusing to pay it over, he may issue an execution to raise 

bidets, sjiall cause the county to be laid off into a suitable number it, in the same manner the state treasurer might do against 

of school districts, and shall have power to revise and alter a delinquent collector; and the tax collector shall take 

such districts in the manner experience may render neces- from the county treasurer a receipt for the school money 

sary. They shall levy a county tax, which shall not exceed paid him, which receipt he shall return to the clerk of the 

the general tax of the year eigliteen hundred and twenty- board of commissioners, who shall instantly record it and 

tVi'o, an"d if they think proper to raise a smaller amount, it endorse a certificate of such record on the receipt, and then 

shall be assessed by a given rate per cent, on the general tax return it to the collector ; and the receipt thus recorded 

of that year; and the tax collector of the county shall be, shall stand as a full settlement of the amount it specifies, 
and he is hereby bound to collect the tax thus assessed, in § 6. And be it further enacted, That all male white 

the same manner that extra taxes have been lieretofore col- children between the ages of seven and eighteen years, and eighieen 

lected ; and the money thus collected as a school fund, shall all females of like description, between the ages of six and iemaiesbe- 

be paid over to the county treasurer hereinafter appointed, thirteen years, shall be entitled, as a matter of right, to an and'^l],;,.^ 

and the collector may retain the same amount of fees he equal participation in the advantages of the common teen, to be 

would be entitled to for collecting a similar amount for the schools of the districts in which they reside. tieM. "'*' 

Annually State. They shall annually, at their first meeting. Or as soon §7. And be it further enacted, That Milledgeville shall J|j}Jf^|^' 

iTpresr'"' thereafter as practicable, appoint a president of their board, compose only one district, and the commissioners of the compose . 

dent,cieik, ^ clerk, and a county treasurer, and also three trustees academy shall be acknowledged by the county commis- amuhe"*^'' 

Treasurer,' to each school district, who shall not reside without the sioners as the trustees of said district ; and the commis- Commis- 



4y to 



Commis- 
sioners 
may levy a 
County 
tax, or as- 
sess the 
same on 
tlie gene' 
ral tax. 
How col- 
lected, and 
to whom 
paid. 



Male cliit- 
drcn be- 
tween 
even and 



and tiiree 



sioners of 



rj-^ygjgggjg district they are appointed for. They shall examine into sioners of said academy shall cause an enumeration of all the Acade- 



of. 



Board of 

Commis- 
sioners. , 



be undi 
contiol of 
tlieBoard. 

Omissions 
of duty on 
part of 
Trustees 
andTeacli- 



Fines, &c. 
under this 
act to be a 



§ B. And be it further enacted, That the trustees so General 
appointed shall have the following powers and perform the juTiesof"'^ 
following duties : — They shall employ teachers and provide HieTrus- 
suitable houses for the schools in their respective districts, 



eachdis- the qualifications of teachers, and none shall be employed the children within the corporate limits, entitled to the bene- {'("^^.p^yj^, 
Teachersto by the trustees without first having obtained a license from fits of this act, and also of all children residents of the tees theit 
b^ tiie^"^^'^ ^^'^ board of commissioners ; and no license shall be county, who may be students of the academy, and such 
granted to any teacher unless he is of good moral character children shall be numbered only in the Milledeeville dis- 
and suitably qualified ; they may, however, grant a special trict : and on making a return of the whole number to the 
license to suit the existing state of any district under their county commissioners, the sum allowed by this Act to such 
direction. The board, on giving notice to the individual, number of children shall be paid over accordingly to the 
shall at all times be competent to annul a teacher's license commissioners of the academy, who are hereby authorized 
for any reason they may think proper. They shall, collect- and required to provide for the expenditure of said sum of 
ively or individually, visit each school, at least once in every money in such manner as to allow to each child an equal 
Schools to six months such school may be kept in operation, and in all proportion 
things relative to the management of said schools and mode 
of teaching, the trustees and teacher shall be under the con- 
trol of the board of commissioners. They shall particu- 
larly notice, and cause to be punished, all failures and omis- 
sions on the part of the trustees and teachers, and they and each district shall bear the expense attending the pur- 
are considered accountable for the entire- management of chase or rent of such houses as they may require. To this 
the common schools of the county ; and all powers necessary purpose they are hereby authorized to raise a tax not ex- 
to the fulfilment of these duties are hereby granted. All ceeding two hundred dollars, on the inhabitants of this dis- 
fines and penalties which may be raised by the provisions trict, each paying according to the ratio of his state tax, 
of this act, shall become a part of the school fund ; and and in the event of non-payment by any individual, they 
School '* for the neglect or omissions of the commissioners, any may issue an execution and cause it to be collected in the 
fund. citizen of the county may institute an action on the case, in usual manner by the constable of the district, and each in- 
any court having competent jurisdiction thereof. The dividual liable to pay taxes within tiie district shall, on ap- 
ap'propria-^ board of Commissioners shall pay out of the county fund plication of the trustees, or any one of them, make known 
ted. the whole of the expenses necessary to the fulfilment of on oath if required, the amount of his general tax paid to 

their functions, and those relating to the general interest of the state on that or the preceding year. They shall, out of 
the institution, and the balance remaining they shall pay the money received from the county, pay for tuition only, 
over to the trustees of each district, in due proportion to except there are children so poor as to be unable to procure 
the children of such district entitled to the benefits of the the necessary books and stationary, in which case they shall 
A majority common school. And a majority of the commissioners be supplied out of the money allowed to the district in which 
to'acfTn^d shall ahvays be competent to act as a full board, and to fill they reside. And the trustees aforesaid shall obtain a true 
fiiivacan- any vacancy which may happen in the board, or in the account of the number of children in their respective dis- 
trustees of any district. tricts, entitled to the benefits of this institution,^and make a 

Duties of § 4. And be it further enacted, That the clerk of the return of the number to the county clerk within one month 
thl'boarV^ board of commissioners shall keep a true record of all their from the time after they are notified of their appointment, 
proceedings. He shall take an oath for the faithful per- and should they neglect to make a return, or make a return 
formance of his duties before any magistrate qualified to of a greater number of children tlian reside within their dis- 
administer the same, and the books kept by him are hereby tricts, they shall, for every such ofl^ence, forfeit the sum of 
declared books of public record, and shall be so received ten dollars, and each additional child so fraudulently return- 
m any court of law or equity in this state; and he shall ed, shall be considered a separate ofl^ence : Provided, the Proviso. 
moreover receive and record, in a book to be kept for that trustees of each district shall have privilege to unite the funds 
purpose, all the accounts of expenditures which may be re- allotted to the district with those raised by any number of 
turned by the district trustees, and sanctioned by the board individuals or academy within their limits, or by permission 
of commissioners ; and the record once made, shall for ever of the county commissioners by any academy or private 
exonerate the trustees from further liability, on account of school in their neighbourhood. They shall, in the absence 
those expenditures. of the board of commissioners, have the entire control of 

§5. And he it farther enacted, That the county trea- the school, which shall in every year terminate by the twen- 



ACADEMIES.— 1823. 



17 



Trustees 
iiicoipoia- 
ted so far 
as 10 own 
property, 
receive do- 
nations, 
and to sue 
and be 
sued. 
Their lia- 
hilily for 
neglect of 
duty. 



tieth of December. They shall, in the last week in Decem- 
ber, in each and every year, make a true return of all their 
proceedings (particularly their expenditures) to the county 
clerk. 

§ 9. That the trustees so organized, empowered, and con- 
stituted, shall be a body corporate, so far as to own pro- 
perty and receive such donations as may be made to the 
school of the district, and also to commence and defend such 
suits in law as they may find necessary for their defence or 
advantage, and in the event of their neglect of duty, they 
shall be liable in their individual capacity to answer in 
damage to the county commissioners, before any tribunal 
having cognizance of the case, and they shall, moreover, be 
bound to serve when appointed under the penalty of ten 
dollars for each refusal. DAVID ADAMS, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1823, 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



surer, who shall give bond and approved security to the said shall give 
board of trustees for the time being, and their successors in securUy. 
office, in the sum of ten thousand dollars, for the faithful 
[discharge] of the trust reposed in him. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, * 
That all laws, or parts of laws, militating against this act be, 
and the same are hereby repealed. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the. Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No. 33.] AN ACT to incorporate the Leaksville Academy in the 

County of Newton. 
Trustees of ^g {^ enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives 
Academy of the State of Georgia^ in General Assembly met, and it is 
andincor-^ hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Thomas 
porated, Wjlbum, Robert Leak, John Chisburn, Jack Wiiburn, and 
right to ''use Columbus Watsou be, and they are hereby appointed, they 
sear""™"" and .their successors in office, shall be, and they are here- 
by declared to be, a body corporate, by the name and under 
the title of "the Trustees of the Leaksville Academy," Avith 
the privilecre of using a common seal. 
Authorized § £. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees 

to appro- , 1 • • T • ■ r \ 

p-iatethe and their successors in otnce, or a majority oi them, are 
nioney,&c. {jgj.gjjy authorized and empowered to appropriate in the 
manner they may think calculated to promote the interest of 
the aforesaid institution, and to erect suitable edifices for the 
promotion of literature, all money and specialties belonging 
. - or in any wise appertaining to the said institution. 

bvMavv^^'"^ § 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
&o. " That the aforesaid trustees and their successors in office, or 
a majority of them, are hereby authorized to make such by- 
laws and regulations as may be necessary for the govern- 
Proviio. ment of said academy ; Provided, that such by-laws and 
regulations be not repugnant to the constitution and laws 
May hold of this State : and that they be intrusted with all manner of 

property, , i .1 1 i 1 n i 

&c. property, both real and personal, all donations, giits, grants, 

privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which may belong to 
said institution, by virtue of this act, or which may hereafter 
be made, conveyed, and transferred to them or their succes- 
sors in office, to have and to hold the same. 

iTay sue § 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
' That the trustees aforesaid and their successors in office, 
shall, and they are hereby declared to be, capable of suing 
and being sued, impleading and being impleaded, and of 
using all necessary and lawful means for securing and de- 
fending any property, debts, or demands whatsoever, which 
they may claim or demand in right of said institution, and 
also of recovering the rents, issues, and profits of the same, 
or any part or parcel thereof 

Vacancies. § 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That should any vacancy happen by death, resignation, or 
removal of any of the trustees of said academy hereby au- 
thorized and established, it shall be filled in such manner as 
a majority of the remaining trustees may point out in their 
regulations at their first meeting after the passing of this 
act, or at any meeting thereafter ; Promded, that the same 
shall not exceed twelve months. 

Mnv sfi.ct § 6. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 

%r,'v/'ho That the said trustees shall have power to select a Trea- 

C 



AN ACT to authorize the Commissioners of Glynn [No. 3i.] 
Academy to establish Free Schools in said County. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and, House of Representa- Two addi- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, con^,„js. 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That ^^°"'^'^ °^ 
Robert Hazlehurst and James Hamilton Couper be, and county 
they are hereby appointed commissioners of the Glynn ^ppaunld 
County Academy, in addition to those already in office, and 
they are hereby authorized to appropriate all or any part of ^""i°"^«^'' 
the money, which may be in hand belonging to said acade- priatethe. 
my, to the establishing of two free schools — one in the 'tl';e''l°a(je. 
twenty-sixth district, at or about William Huehston's : and mytoesta- 

• 1 , .IT,-,. 1 ,1 bhshtwo 

one in the twenty-seventh district, at any place trie com- Free 
missioners may think proper : and they are authorized to.^i'jjj"^^^',^^ 

a Teacher 



employ one teacher for each school 

§ 2. And he if further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, Nod'iVrcito 
That no child or children shall receive their tuition gra- receive lui- 

1 • """ giatis 

tuitously, whose parents pay two dollars as tneir state tax; whose pa- 
and any moneys which may arise from the tuition of children §o"on'JJ,e 
sent to these schools, shall go to the support of said schools, siaie tax. 

§ 3. And he it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Tiie opera- 
That the operation of Glynn County Academy shall cease ciynn 
after the time expires, for which the present teacher may be ^^^^^^"^ 
employed, until the funds of said institution shall so inciease, 
as to enable the commissioners to carry into effect the above- 
named iree schools. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, ^^^^^\^ 
That the commissioners of said academy shall have full adoptruies, 
power to adopt such rules and regulations as may be by them '^' - 
thought to be most conducive to the interest of said schools. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, To meet at 
That the commissioners shall meet at Brunswick on the ^l^' 
first Monday in March next, or any other day that they may 
■appoint, to carry into effect the intent of this act : and one 
or more of said commissioners shall visit the schools once To visit the 
in two months, and report the condition of the schools, and once^^^^o 
situation of the children, to the general board. months. 

§ 6. And he it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, Treasurer 

That the commissioners shall call on the treasurer of the toi^ybe- 

• 111/- 1 ^'^ 

academy, who shall, as soon as possible, lay before the said Ccmmis- 

board a statement of the amount of all moneys belonging a'°pu,^to'(? 

to said institution, so as to enable the commissioners to nioneys, 

carry into effect the provision of this act. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, f.^^^^^-^^. 

That the commissioners shall purchase such books and paper sioncrsto 

as the children may want, while at school ; and pay for the booiis'''and 

same out of the money belonging to said institution. fife'^ciiM- 

§ 8. And be it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, ren. 

That all laws, or parts of laws, militating against this act ^aSse''"" 

be, and the same are hereby repealed. 

DAVID ADAMS, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 

Assented to, December 22d, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



18 



ACADEMIES.--1823. 



[No. 35.] 



Trustees of 
the Telfair 
County 
Academy 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 



Their siyle. 

Capable of 

liolding 

proiierty. 



Jlay sue 
iind be 
sued. 



Ulake by- 
laws, &c. 



May ap- 
point a Se- 
cretaiy and 
Treasurer. 



Vacancies. 



AN ACT* to appoint Trustees of the Telfair County 
Academy, and to incorporate the same. 

§ 1 . Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
That Nathaniel Ashley, John L. Lamkin, Jolin Paramore, 
Lewis L. Lamkin, John Wilcox, Redding Wooten, and 
Duncan M'Rae be, and they are hereby appointed trustees 
of the Telfair County Academy, and constituted a body 
politic and corporate, having perpetual succession, under 
the name and title of " the Trustees of the Telfair County 
Academy ;" and by that name and style are hereby made able 
and capable in law to have, purchase, receive, possess, 
enjoy, and retain, to them and' to tlieir successors, lands, 
rents, tenements, goods, chattels, and effects, of what kind, 
nature, or quality soever; and the same to sell, alien, demise, 
or dispose of, for the benefit of (he institution intrusted to 
their care ; to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, 
answer and be answered in courts of record, or other places ; 
and also to make,. have, and use a common seal, and the 
same to break, alter, and revoke at pleasure ; and also to 
ordain, establish, and execute such by-laws, ordinances., and 
regulations as may by them be deemed necessary, not in- 
consistent with the constitution and laws of this State. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That the said trustees, 
or a majority of them, shall have power to appoint a secre- 
tary and treasurer, under such restrictions, obligations, and 
regulations, as may to them appear suitable and proper. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That when any vacancy shall or may happen, by death, re- 
signation, or otherwise, such vacancy may be filled by the 
said trustees, in such manner as they may deem proper, any 
law to tlie contrary notwithstanding. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



further information concerning endowments heretofor'e 
granted," it is provided, " that each county shall have an 
equal part of the sum to be distributed, until each shall have 
received two thousand dollars, including the amount already 
received in cash or in confiscated property ;" 

And whereas it appears by the book deposited in the 
Treasury Oflice, containing an account of the sales of 
reverted confiscated property in the year seventeen hundred 
and ninety-four, that Roberts Thomas purchased, for the- 
Hancock County Academy, the after-mentioned tracts of 
land ; viz. 150 acres, bounded on all sides by vacant land, at 
the time of survey, sold, as the property of Arthur Corney, 
at £26 5s. ; — 400 acres, bounded north-westerly by the 
river Alatamaha, and on all other sides by vacant land, at 
the time of survey, sold, as the property of Arthur Corney, 
at £280— making in the whole £306 5?. ; 

And whereas it appears, that the aforesaid tracts of land 
could never be found, and, from all the information vour 
committee have been able to obtain, never were conveyed 
to the aforesaid agent ; and the county of Hancock 
has not, nor never will realize one cent from said land : 
Wherefore, 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is herchy enacted hy the authority of the same, That 
the incorporated academies in the county of Hancock be, 
and they are hereby declared to be, entitled to their full 
dividend of the fund set apart for county academies, in the 
same manner as thougli no confiscated land had been pur- 
chased by her agent, Roberts Thomas, for the use o\ the 
county. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



The incor- 
piiiated 
Academies' 
of Hancoclc 
County en- 
titled to ; , 
their full 
dividend 
as tjinuirll 
no confis- 
cated pro- 
perty liaii 
been pur- 
chased. 



[No. 36. 



Coniniis- 
sioncrs of 
il'lntosli 
Academy 
authorized 
to establish 
one or 
}nore Free 
Schools. 



Repealing 
clause. 



[No.: 



AN ACT to authorize the Commissioners of Mcin- 
tosh County Academy to establish one or more ScJiools 
for the education of Poor Children. 
§ 1. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted hy the authority of the same. That 
from and after the passing of this act, the commissioners of 
Mcintosh County Academy be, and they are hereby autho- 
rized to establish one or more free schools, in the county, 
as appendages of said academy;' and the said free schools 
to discontinue and renew, as they, or a majority of them, 
from time to time [may] think proper. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted, That all laws, and parts 
of laws, militating against this act be, and the same are 
[hereby] repealed. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20tb, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 

AN ACT to entitle the incorporated Academies in 

Hancock County to their full Dividend of the Funds 

set apart for the County \cademies. 

Whereas by an act passed [on- the] twenty-third day of 

December, eighteen hundred and twenty-two, " to distribute 

certain funds among the several counties in this State for the 

use of academies, and to provide a method of obtaining 

* See Act (No. T4) Academic and Poor School Fund united. 



AN ACT to change the name of the Farmers' Academy, [No. 38 
in Jones County. 
Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it 
is hereby enacted hy the authority of tlie same, That from 
and immediately after the passing of this act, the academy 
in the county of Jones, now known hy the name of Farmers' 
Academy, shall be known and called by the name of Planters' 
Academy. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted. That all laws, or parts 
of laws, militating against this act be, and the same are 
herebv repealed. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



The Far- 
nie s' Aca 
d'itny to h( 
cMlledPlau 
te s' Acii- 
demv. 



Repealing 
clau.<e. 



AN ACT to incorporate the Walthourville Academy, [N"- 3''- 
in the County of Liberty, and to appoint Commis- 
sioners for the same. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assei/ihly met, 
and it is hereby enacted hy the authority of the same, That 
from and immediately after the passage of this act, the 
Walthourville Academy, in the county of Liberty, be known 
and called by the aforesaid name; and that Samuel J. 
Axson, Daniel Stewart, sen., Thomas Bacon, Thomas Mu!- 
lard, and Samuel Lewis, Esqrs. and their successors in 
office, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body politic 
and corporate, by the name and style of " the Commissioners Thoirsiyi* 



Commii-- 
sinneis of 
VVahlHiii- 
viUe Aca- 
diTny no- ' 
in'iiated } 
and incoi 
porated. 



G> 



ACADEMIES.— 1B23. 



19 



May sue 
and be 
sued,' 
make by- 
laws, &c. 

Proviso. 



Use a com- 
mon seal, 
a^id ap- 
point offi- 
cers. 

May hold 
property, 
&c. 



Vacancies, 
iiow filled. 



of iheWalthourville Academy ;" and as such shall be capable 
and liable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be im- 
pleaded, and shall be authorized to make such by-laws and 
regulations as may be necessary for the government of said 
academy ; Provided, such by-laws are not repugnant to the 
constitution and laws of this State : and for that parpose 
may have and use a common seal, appoint such officers as 
they may think proper, and remove the same from office 
for improper conduct or neglect of duty. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said commis- 
sioners shall be capable of accepting, and be invested with, 
all manner of property, real and personal, all donations, 
gifts, grants, privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which 
may belong to said institution, or which may hereafter be 
conveyed or transferred to them or their successors in 
office, to have and to hold the same for the proper benefit 
and behoof of said academy. 

§ 3. And he it further enacted. That when any vacancy 
may happen by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of 
the commissioners of said academy, the survivors, or a ma- 
jority of said commissioners, shall fill the same, in such 
manner as siiall be pointed out by the by-laws and regula- 
tions of the commissioners aforesaid. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, November 21st, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



May adopt 

by-laws, 

&c. 



Capable of 
holding 
property, 
&c. 



Preaipble. 



Title 
umended. 



[No. 40.] AN ACT* to be entitled An Act to amend the title of 
an Act to establish Academies in the Counties of 
Bryan and Pulaski. 

Whereas the said act provides for the establishment and 
incorporation of the academies of the counties of Bryan, 
Pulaski, Baldwin, and Mcintosh, and the names of the two 
last counties are omitted in the title of said acts ; 

Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Re- 
presentatives of the State of Georgia^ in General Assembly 
met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. 
That the title of the said act be and the same is hereby 
amended, so as to read in the following manner : " An Act 
to establish and incorporate the Academies of Bryan, Pu- 
laski, Baldwin, and Mclntoeh." 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 10th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Oiiicers 
and Trns- 
lees of Har- 
mony Aca- 
demy no- 
minated 
and incor- 
porated. 



Their style. 

May sue 

andb« 

tu?d. 



AN ACT to incorporate Harmony Academy in the County 
of Putnam. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
from and after the passage of this act, the academy 
in the county of Putnam, now known by the name of 
Harmony Academy, shall be called and known by that 
name ; and that Thomas Vardiman, President, William L. 
Walker, Secretary, and John A. Cogburn, Jervis Davis, 
Overton Walton, Peter R. Gee, and Thomas Ingram, other 
trustees of said academy, and their successors in office, be, 
and they are hereby declared to be, a body corporate and 
politic, by the name and style of " the Trustees of Harmony 
Academy;" and as such shall be capable and liable in law to 
sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, to have and use 



Elections 
how held, 
and vacan- 
cies how 
filled. 



If suspend- 
ed for 
twelve 
monthsthis 
act to be 
repealed. 



Act (No. 26) amended by this Act. 



C2 



a common seal, and to do and perform all such matters and 
things as may be authorized by the constitution or funda- 
mental regulations of said academy. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That the trustees or pro- 
prietors of said academy, or such authority as may be au- 
thorized by said fundamental regulations, shall have power 
to adopt such by-laws and regulations as may be necessary 
for its government and prosperity, and to appoint and 
remove for improper conduct or neglect of duty, such offi- 
cers as may be authorized by the proper authority : Pro- 
vided, that the regulations for the government of said aca- 
demy shall not be repugnant to the constitution or laws of 
this State, or of the United States. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That the said trustees, 
and their successors in office, shall be capable of accepting 
and being invested with all manner of property, real and 
personal, all donations, gifis, grants, privileges, and immu- 
nities whatsoever, which may belong to said institution, or 
which may hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them, 
to have and to hold the sam.e for the proper benefit and be- 
hoof of said academy. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That elections of trus- 
tees shall be held at such periods, and in such ways, 
and vacancies occurring in the board, or in the officers, shall 
be filled in such manner, as may be prescribed by the proper 
authority. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted, That if said academy 
shall at any time suspend for the space of twelve months, 
this act shall be considered as repealed, and that this act 
shall at all times be subject to amendment or repeal by the 
Legislature. DAVID ADAMS, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, November 24th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



AN ACT* to incorporate the Madison County Academy, [No. 41.] 
and to appoint Trustees for the same. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Trustees of 
tires of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, co^umy" 
and it is enacted by the authority of the same, That Academy 
from and after the passage of this act, the academy and incor- 
of Madison county shall be known and called by the name p°''*'*''- 
of "• the Madison County Academy;" and that Charles Sor- 
vels, James Long, Willis Towns, William Sanders, and Ed- 
ward Ware, sen., and their successors in office, be, and they 
are hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate, by 
the name and style of " the Trustees of the Madison County Theirstyie. 
Academy;" and as suchshall be able and liable in law to sue May sue 
and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and shall be author- g^g^^" 
ized to make such by-laws and regulations as may be neces- Make by- 
sary for the government of said academy ; Provided, such proviso.*^' 
by-laws are not repugnant to the constitution and laws of 
this State : and for that purpose may have and use a com- Use a com- 
mon seal, appoint such officers as they may think proper, "nd'a'tf-' 
and remove the same from office for improper conduct or p"'^' ^'^- 
neglect of duty. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, capable of 
That the said trustees shall be capable of accepting and andXi'.'l 
be invested of all manner of property, real and personal, all invested 
donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immunities whalso- ^ny.*"^"" 
ever, which may belong, or which hereafter be conveyed 
or transferred to them or their successors in office, to have 
and to hold the same, for the proper benefit and behoof of 
said academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, shaiiannu- 
That it shall, and is hereby made the duty of the said trus- fcLmtof 

their funds 
♦ See Act (No. 148) authorized lo raise a sum of money by Lottery. Grand ""^ 

Jury. 



20 



\ 



ACADEMIES.— 1824. 



Said letiiin 

to be laid 

before the 

Seiiatus 

Acadeini- 

cus. 

Vacancies. 



Sliall ap- 
point a 
Treasurer, 
wlio shall 
give bond 
and secu- 
rity. 



tees, and their successors in office, to lay before the grand 
jury, at the Fall term of the Superior Court of said County, 
in each year, a full and correct statement of the situation 
and investments of the funds of said institution, in such man- 
ner and form as they may think proper, or said jury [may] 
recommend. And the said returns sliall, by the said jury, 
be delivered to the Clerk of said Court ; and it shall be the 
duty of the said Clerk to deliver the same to the Senator 
elect from said county, to be by him laid before the Sena- 
tus Academicus, vphen thereunto required. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That when any vacancy 
shall happen in the board of trustees, it shall be the duty 
of the said Grand Jury to fill such vacancy or vacancies 
which may so happen. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees 
be, and they are hereby required to appoint a treasurer, 
separate and distinct from their own board, and to take 
good and sufficient security for the faithful performance of 
the duties required of him, in such manner as will effect- 
ually secure said institution against any loss which might 
happen by his misconduct. 

DAVID ADAMS,^ 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 13th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor 



Clark 
County 
Academy 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 



[No. 42.] AN ACT to ap2)oint Trustees of the Clark County Aca- 
demy, and to incorporate the same. 

Trustees of Be it enacted bi/ the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia., in General Assenibli/ met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, 'J'hat Thomas 
Mitchell, Edward Paine, Sterling Elder, William Meriwether, 
Hezekiah W. Scovell, John VV. Graves, and John H.Lowe 
be, and they are hereby ap[)ointed trustees of the Clark County 
Academy, and constituted a body politic and corporate, 

Theirstyie. having perpetual succession under the name and style of "the 
Trustees of the Clark County Academy ;" and by that name 

May hold and style are hereby made able and capable in law, to 

property, j^ave, purchasc, receive, possess, enjoy, and retain, to them 
and their successors, lands, rents, tenements, goods, chat- 
tels, and effects of what kind, nature, or quality soever, and 
the same to sell, alien, demise, or dispose of, for the benefit 

Sue and be of the institution intrusted to their care ; to sue and to be 

sued, &c. sued, plead and to be impleaded, answer and be answered, in 
courts of record, or other places ; and also to make, have, and 
use a common seal, and the same to break, alter, and renew at 
pleasure ; and also to ordain, establish, and execute such by- 
laws, ordinances, and regulations as may by them be deemed 
necessary, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of 
this State. 

Authorized § 2. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, 

to appoint a ■ ■ j. c ^\ i n i 

Secretary or a majority oi them, shall have power to appoint a se- 
sLi'r'er^'^''^ cretary and treasurer, under such restrictions, obligations, 
and regulations as may to them appear suitable and proper. 
§ 3. And be it further enacted, That when any vacancy 
or vacancies shall or may happen by death, resignation, or 
otherwise, such vacancy may be filled by the said trustees 
in such manner as they may deem proper, any law to the 
contrary notwithstanding. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speakerof the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, November 21st, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



lives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly 7net, Name of 
That from and immediately after the passing of this act, "|y^^"''^' 
the Farmers' Academy in the county of Elbert, now known 
by the name of Eudisco Academy, shall be known and 
called by that name ; and that John Banks, Bedford Harper, Trusiecioi 
William H. Underwood, Asa Tliompson, and Joseph Rucker, Aeadlmy 
and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby de- 'loii'i'.'aieti 

1 111 1.- 1 1 , 1, „ and incor- 

clared a body pontic and corporate by the name and style of porated. 
" the Trustees of Eudisco Academy f and as such shall be 
capable, and liable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be Maysuc 
impleaded, and shall be authorized to make such by-laws sued ''fee. 
and regulations, as may be necessary for the government of wakeby 
said academy ; Provided, such by-laws, and regulations Proviso. 
be not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this State : 
and for that purpose may have and use a common seal, and Useacom- 
appoint such officers as they may think proper, and remove the a,'i'd"a^ir'' 
same from office for improper conduct -or neglect of duty, point offi- 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, capable of 
That said trustees shall be capable of accepting and be ''"''''"' 
investedwith all manner of property, real and personal, all s^c. ' . 
donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immunities whatso- 
ever, which may belong to said institution, or which may 
jiereafter be conveyed or transferred to them or their suc- 
cessors in office, to have and to hold the same for the proper 
benefit and behoof of said academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Vacancies, 
That when any vacancy may happen by death, resignation, or 
otherwise, of any of the trustees of said academy, the survi- 
vors, or a majority of said trustees, shall fill the same in such 
manner as shall be pointer! out by the by-laws and regula- 
tions of the said trustees. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speakerof the House of Representatives. 
THOiVlAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Make by- 
laws, &c. 



Vacancies 
Ijovv tilled. 



[No. 43.] AN ACT to incorporate Eudisco Academy in the 
County of Elbert. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rcpresenta- 



1824, 

AN ACT to appoint Trustees of the Jasper County [No. 44:.] 

Academy, and to incorporate the same, and also to 

grant a Lottery for the benefit thereof. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Tiumes w 
the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby co^^my 
enacted by the authority of the same, That Jeremiah Pearson, Acaiinny 
Ell Glover, Norborne B. Powell, Jesse Loyal], and Peter W. a'nd"'iucor- 
Gautier, sen. be, and they are hereby appointed trustees of the P"™ted., 
Jasper County Academy, and constituted a body politic and 
corporate, having perpetual succession under the name and 
title of " the Trustees of the Jasper County Academy ;" Tiicirstjie. 
and by that name and style are hereby made able and 
capable in law to have, purchase, receive, possess, enjoy, M,iy hold 
and retain, to them and their successors in office, lands, P'^fei')'- ; 
tenements, rents, goods, chattels, and effects, of what kind, 
nature, or quality soever ; and the same to sell, alien, demise, 
or dispose of, for the benefit of the institution intrusted to 
their care ; to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, sue and bj 
answer and be answered, in courts of record, or other places ; *"'^''" 
and also to make, have, and use a common seal : and the same ^rii^e anfl 
and [are] also to ordain, establish, and execute such by-laws, i,i„„ a:' "' 
ordinances and regulations, as may by them be deemed neces- 
sary, not inconsistent with the constitution or laws of this 
state. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That the said trustees, or Appoint a 
a majority of them, shall have power to appoint a secretary nnirTlL- 
and treasurer, under such regulations, obligations, and re- '^""^f- 
strictions, as may to them seem suitable and proper. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That when any vacancy Vacancies. 
shall happen by death, resignation, or otherwise, such va- 
cancy may be filled by the said trustees, in such manner as 
they may deem proper, any law to the contrary notwith- 
standing. 



ii^^X 



ACADEMIES.— 1824. 



21 



Autlioiized 
10 raise by 
lotterj' thi; 
sum of 

Mcjney 

iraisudjhow 

ajiiJlied. 



§ 4. And be it further enacted, That the trustees of said 
academy for the time being, or their successors in office, 
be, and they are hereby authorized to raise the sum of three 
thousand dollars by lottery ; which sum or any part thereof 
when so raised and received, shall be applied by said trus- 
tees, or their successors in office, to the exclusive use, benefit, 
and promotion of the interest of said institution, any law to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 15th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No. 45.] 



Tiustees of 
Lavvreiice- 
viile Aca-^ 
demy iio- 
.miuntcd 
and incoi- 
|)oraled.. 



May appro- 
piiate llii; 
iiioney,,&e. 



May iiiaki 
by-laws, 

&c. 



Hay hold 
property, 
real and| 
personal. 



Kav sue 
and lie 
sued, &c. 



Vacancirs 
how filled. 



M.-iy select 
a I'lcasu- 
rer, who 
shall givel 
bond and 
security. 



AN ACT* to incorporate the Lawrenceville Jlcademy, in 

the County of Gwinnette, and to appoint Trustees for 

fJte same. 

Be it en'acted by the Senate and House of Represent' 
atives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
William Maltbey, Edward Eeatherstone, George M. Gres- 
ham, William J. Russell, John G. Park, be, and the same are 
hereby appointed, they, and their successors in office, shall 
be, and are hereby declared to be, a body corporate, by the 
namo and under the title of " the Trustees of the Lawrence- 
ville Academy," with tiie privilege of using a common seal. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted^ That the said trustees, 
and their successors in office, or a majority of them, are 
hereby authorized and empowered to appropriate in the 
manner they may think calculated to promote the interest 
of the aforesaid institution, and to erect suitable edifices for 
the promotion of literature, all money and specialties be- 
longing or in any wise a{)pertaining to said institution. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That the aforesaid trustees and their successors in office, 
or a majority of them, are hereby authorized to make such 
by-laws and regulations, as may be necessary for the go- 
vernment of said academy ; Provided, that such by-laws 
and regulations be not repugnant to the constitution and 
laws of this State : and that they be intrusted with all manner 
of property, both real and personal, all donations, gifts, 
grants, privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which may 
belong to said institution, by virtue of this act, or which may 
hereafter be made, conveyed, or transferred to them or their 
successors in office, to have and to hold the same. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the trustees aforesaid, and tlieir successors in office, 
shall, and they are hereby declared to be capable of suing 
and being sued, impleading and being impleaded, and of 
using all necessary and lawful means for securing and de- 
fending any property, debts, or demands whatsoever, which 
they may claim or demand in right of said institution, and 
also of recovering the rents, issues, and profits of the same, 
or any part or parcel thereof. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That should any vacancy happen by death, resignation, or 
removal of any of the trustees of said academy hereby au- 
thorized and established, it shall be filled in such manner as 
a majority of the remaining trustees may point out in their 
regulations at tlieir first meeting after the jiassing of this act, 
or at any meeting thereafter : Provided, that the same shall 
not exceed twelve months. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the said trustees shall have power to select a treasurer, 
who shall give bond and approved security to said board of 
trustees for the time being, and their successors in office, in 

* See (No. 71) sivTrvistees added. (No. 73) Fourth and fifth sections repealed. 
(No. ]34)EightTiuste.'s added. (No. 151 1 A U ttery granted. (No. 151) Two True- 
tees added. 



the sum of ten thousand dollars, for the faithful discharge of 
the trust reposed in him. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That all laws, or parts of laws, militating against this act be, 
and the same are hereby repealed : Provided, that nothing in 
this act shall be so construed as to dissolve the affinitive re- 
lation between said instituiion and the Senatus Academicus 
of this Slate ; but the sjuie shall be construed as amenable 
to and entitled to participate in all the advantages now by 
law derived from the same. 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 9th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Repealing 
cUui=c. 



AN ACT* to authorize the Justices of the Inferior Court 
for the County of Fayette, out of any lands heretofore 
by them purchased for County purposes, and not other- 
xcise appropriated, to convey to the Trustees of the Fay- 
ette County Academy such portion thereof as may be 
deemed necessary for the purpose of erecting an Aca- 
demy edifice thereon. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in Gencnal Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
the justices of the Inferior Court of Fayette county be, 
and they, or a majority of them, are hereby authorized, pro- 
vided they think proper so to do, to convey to the trustees 
of the Fayette County Academy, and their successors in 
office, in tee simple, any portion of the lands heretofore by 
said justices purchased for county purposes, and not other- 
wise appropriated, which may be deemed necessary for the 
purpose of erecting an academy edifice thereon, any law to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Rejiresentatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 9th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No. 46.] 



The liifc- 
rim- ('.oijrt 
of Fayette 
County ;ui- 
tliorizHd tn 
con\'cy 
lands "id the 
Tnisti ITS of 
their ;\ca 
demy, toj 
erect an 
Academy 
edifice. 



AN ACT to authorize the Justices oftJie Inferior Court o/[is-o.47,] 
JYtiolon County, to conviy to the Trustees of the JS'eio- 
ton County Academy at Covington, a part of the 
land heretofore purchased for county purposes, for the 
purpose of erecting thereon an academy edifice. 
Be it enacted bu the Senate and House of Rrprcscnfa- The infc- 
tines of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, (,(• Newton 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, ;■'>";"> au- 

. . . "^ . •' .> J ' thonzed H> 

1 hat the justices of the inferior court of the county oi convey to 
Newton, or a majority of them bo, and they are hereby [pes'I^f"*" 
authorized and empowered, out of any land by them here- Newton 
tofore purchased for county purposes, and not otherwise Academy 
disposed of, to convey to the trustees of the Newton County ^^S^5"p|,"i',''° 
Academy at Covington, in fee simple, such portion thereof erect an 
as may be thought necessary for the purpose of erecting edifice,"and 
an academy edifice thereon, and such other lot or lots of •'>' "'^* "*" 

11 . • 1 • • /• I II ., donation, 

land as the said justices of the court may think proper to 

convey to the trustees aforesaid, by way of donation or 

otherwise. 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 

Assented to, December 2, IPj24. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 

••• See (No. 142) authorizing a Lottery for said Academy. 



22 



ACADEMIES— 1824. 



[No. 48.] 



Trustees of 

t'larksville 

Academy 

iiDininaied 

and iiicoi- 

pDialed. 



Tlieir style. 

May sue 
Kiicl be 
sued, make 
liy-iavvs, ■ 
&c. 
TrovijO. 



Use a com- 
Kion seal, 
and ap- 
point otfi- 

Ct'lS. 



May lie in- 
vested with 
property, 
<fcc. 



AN ACT* to incorporate the. Clarhsville Academy in 
the County of Habersham. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by ike authority of the same. 
That from and immediately' after the passage of this act, 
the academy in tlie county of Habersham shall be known 
and styled by the Jiame of Clarksville Academy ; and that 
James iludgins, Hudson Moss, Charles Baker, Absalom 
Holcombe, and James Allen, and their successors in office 
be, and tliey are hereby declared to be, a body politic and 
corporate, by the name and style of "the Trustees of Clarks- 
ville Academy ;" and as such shall be capable and liable in 
law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and shall 
be authorized to make such by-laws and regulations as may 
be necessary for the government of said academy ; Pro- 
vided such by-laws are not repugnant to the constitution 
and laws of this State : and for that purpose may have and 
use a common seal, appoint such officers as they may think 
proper, and remove the same from office for improper con- 
duct or neglect of duty. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the said trustees shall be capable of accepting and 
being invested with all manner of property, real and per- 
sonal, all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immuni- 
ties whatsoever, which may belong to said institution, or 
which may hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them or 
their successors in office, to have and to hold tiie same for 
the proper use, benefit, and behoof of said academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That when any vacancy may happen by death, resignation, 
or otherwise, of any of the trustees of said academy, the 
survivors, or a majority of said trustees, shall fill the 
same in such manner as shall be pointed out in the by-laws 
and regulations of the trustees aforesaid : Provided, that 
nothing in this act contained shall operate to destroy or in 
any wise itnpair the superintendence and control given by 
liw to ihe Senatus Academicus of the State, over public 
schools instituted or supported by public moneys or funds 
of the same. 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 9th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



proceeds of the Poor School Fund, among the different 
counties in this State. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the directresses of said free school shall be, and they 
are hereby required, to make annual reports, through the 
Senator of the county of Chatham, of the state and condi- 
tion of said school to the Senatus Academicus, according to 
the provisions of the act of the twenty-third December, 
one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, herein before 
noticed. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the part of said 
fund wliich is or may be due to the county of Effing- 
ham, shall be paid to the justices of the Inferior Court of 
said county. 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1824. . 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Said Dr.' 
redresses 
to make 
annual re- 
ports to th«r 
Senatus 
Academi- 
cus. 



Such sum 
as due to 
Effingham 
County t(> 
he paid th;- 
Ififerior 
Court. 



[No. 49.] 



The Poor 
School 
Fund of 
('liatham 
County to 
b( paid to 
the Direct- 
resses of 
tiie Free 
Sciiool So- 
ciety of Sa- 
vannah. 



Money 
liow ■ 
diawn. 



AN ACT io vest the Poor School Fund of the County of 
Chatham, in the Savannah Free School Society ; and 
the Poor School Fund of the County of Effingham in 
the Justices of the Inferior Court of that County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. 
That from and after the passage of this act, such sum or 
portion of the Poor School Fund as would, under the pro- 
visions of the laws of this State, be payable to the trustees, 
to be appointed for that purpose by the justices of the In- 
ferior Court of Chatham county, be paid by his excellency 
the Governor to the directresses of the Free School Soci- 
ety of Savannah, for the use of said school ; and that such 
sum or portion be drawn for in the manner directed by the 
fourth section of an act passed the twenty-second day of 
December, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, 
entitled An Act to alter and amend an act passed the twenty- 
third day of December, one thousand eight hundred and 
twenty-two, to distribute the Bank dividend and other nett 

* See (No. 16) ComniigsioneriB for, appointed. Fines and Forfeitures to go 
to, &c. 



AN ACT to authorize the Trustees and Commissioners ofr^^Q^^Qi 

Emanuel County Academy to establish Free Schools in 

said County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Trustees oS 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, p",,^,""^' 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. Academy 
That the trustees and commissioners of Emanuel County iJifshFree 
Academy are hereby authorized to appropriate all or Schools, 
any part of money which may be in hand belonging to jioint 
said academy to the establishing of free schools, not to '^*^^<^'^srs 
exceed four at any place or places in said county, as the 
said trustees and commissioners may think proper ; and they 
are hereby authorized to employ one teacher for each 
school. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. No child to 
That no child or children shall receive their tuition gratis ; tion 'gratis' 
and any money which may arise from the tuition of children 
sent to these schools shall go to the support of the same. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the said trus- Trustees 
tees and commissioners of said academy, or a majority of rules, '&c!' 
them, shall have power to adopt such rules and regulations 
as may be by them thought most conducive to the interest 
and prosperity of said schools. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the To visit 
duty of one or more of the trustees and commissioners, to once huwo 
visit the schools at least once in two months, and report months. 
upon the condition of the said schools to the general board. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted. That the trustees and sh.iii pur- 
commissioners shall purchase such books and paper as {Jonksanti 
the children may v/ant, while at school, and pay for the same paper for 
out of the money belonging to said institution, any law or dieu. " 
usage to the contrary notwithstanding. 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Repfesentatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



AN ACT to compel persons holding Academy Funds in 
their hands, to pay interest in certain cases. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
all and every person or persons, who now has, or here- 
after may have, in his or their hands, any money be- 
longing to academies, other than the trustees of said acade- 
mies, or persons entitled by law to have the same, which 



[No.oL] 

Persona 
holding 
Academy 
funds, 
other than 
'I'rnslees or 
persons ap- 
pointed, 
compelled 
to pay 20 
per cent. 
pr annum 
till they 
settle up. 



ACADEMIES— 1824 



23 



Any person 

XVlKltSO- 

»'ver liold- 
iiii; Aca- 
4r.niy finiils 
riiid rel'uB- 
jiii; .10 pay 
tlirni when 
(leiiianded 
witliiji ten 
(lays, liable 
to f.iinie 
penalty. 



Tiie Infe- 
lior Coni't 
of Henry 
County aii- 
tliorized to 
convey to 
the T'rus- 
lees of 
Henry 
County 
Academy 
any land 
belonging 
to the 
'County, 
wltereon to 
erect an 
Acaderiiy 
edilice. 



bas arisen from the sales of confiscated property or other- 
wise, shall pay at and after rate of twenty per cent, per an- 
num, until they shall have settled and paid the same to the 
trustees of academies, or other persons entitled by law to 
have and receive the same. 

§ 2. Be it further enacted bij the authority aforesaid, 
That any person or persons, whether trustees, commis- 
sioners, or agents of any academy in this State, who shall 
refuse, when required by a majority of the trustees or com- 
missioners of said academy, to pay over to the treasurer 
or other person appointed by said coiBmissioners or trus- 
tees as aforesaid, within ten days after demanded, all sums 
belonging to said academies in their hands, shall be liable 
to pay th'e same interest, until paid, as persons in the first 
section of tliis act subjected to, for holding funds, unac- 
counted for, any law to the contrary notwithstanding. 
JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 

I AN ACT to authorize the Justices of the Inferior Court of 
Henry County to convey to the Trustees of the Henry 
County Academy a part of the lands heretofore pur- 
chased for County purposes, for the purpose of erecting 
thereon an Academy edifice. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly' met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the savte, 
That the justices of the Inferior Court of Henry county 
be authorized and empowered, out of any lands by them 
heretofore purchased for county purposes, and not other- 
wise disposed of, to convey to the Trustees of the Henry 
County Academy, in fee simple, such portion thereof as 
may be thought necessary for the purpose of erecting an 
academy edifice thereon, and such other lot or lots of land 
as the said justices of the court may think proper to convey 
to the said trustees aforesaid, by way of donation or other- 
wise. JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 

Speaker of the House of Re|)resentatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

Presidentof the Senate. 
Assented to, December 9th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



tions as may be necessary for the government of said aca- 
demy ; Provided, that such by-laws and regulations be not 
repugnant to the constitution and laws of this State : and 
that they be intrusted with all manner of property, real and 
personal, all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immu- 
nities whatsoever, which may belong to said institution, or 
which may hereafter be made, conveyed, or transferred to 
them or their successors in office, to have and to hold the 
same for the benefit of said institution. 

§ 4. And be it farther enacted, That the trustees afore- 
said, and their successors in office, shall and they are here- 
by declared to be capable of suing and being sued, of 
{deading and being impleaded, and of using all necessary 
and lawful means for securing and defending any property, 
debts, dues, or demands whatsoever, which they may claim 
or demand in right of said institution, and also of recover- 
ing the rents, issues, and profits of tire same, or any part or 
parcel thereof. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted. That should any vacancy 
happen by death, resignation, or removal of any of the trus- 
tees of said academy, it shall be filled in such manner as 
a majority of the remaining trustees may point out in their 
regulations, at their first meeting after the passing of this 
act, or at any meeting thereafter : Provided, that the same 
shall not exceed twelve months. 

§6. And be it farther enacted, That the said trustees 
shall have power to select a treasurer, who shall give bond 
and approved security to said board of trustees for the 
time beinc, and their successors in office, in the sum of five 
thousand dollars, for the faithful discharge of the trust re- 
posed in him. 

§7. And be it further enacted. That the trustees afore- 
said shall taUe and subscribe the following oath, before the 
Inferior Court of said county, or some member thereof: — I, 
A. B., do solemnly swear, that I will faithfully discharge the 
duties of commissioner or trustee of the Houston County 
Academy, to the best of my abilities. So help me God. 

§ 8. And be it further enacted, That all laws, and parts of 
lavv's militatino- against this act be, and the same are hereby 
repealed. JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, November 25th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Proviso. 



Have and 
liold pro- 
perly, &c. 



Sue and be 
sued. 



[No. 53.] 



Trustees of 
Houston 
County 
Academy 
coniinued 
and incor- 
porated. 



Tlieir style. 
M;iy use a 

OMMUlOa 

«eal. 

Slay appro- 
priate I lie 
mnney.-ji 
&c. 



Make hy 
laws, &c. 



AN ACT to incorporate the Houston County Academy, 
and to appoint Trustees for the same. 
^ \. Be it enacted by the .Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatires of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
Howel Cobb, Wilson Collins, Michael Watson, Charles 
F. Patillo, and James Holt, sen., who were appointed, 
at the last session of the Legislature, commissioners of 
said academy, be continued as commissioners aforesaid ; 
and that they and their successors in ofiice shall be, and are 
hereby declared to he, a body corporate, by the name and 
under the title of " the Commissioners and Trustees of the 
Houston County Academy," with the privilege of using a 
common seal. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees 
and their successors in oflice, or a majority of them, are 
hereby authorized and empowered to ap[)ropriate in the 
manner they may think best calculated to promote the in- 
terest of the afuresaid institution, and to erect suitable edi- 
fices for the promotion of literature. 

§ 3. And he it further enacted. That the aforesaid trus- 
tees and their successors in office, or a majority of them, 
are hereby authorized to make such by-laws and regula- 



Vacan^i^s 
how filled. 



Proviso. 



To select ; 
Treasurer, 
wlio shall 
give hoiid 
and secu- 
rity. 



Trustees to 
take afi 



Fepealing 
clause. 



AN ACT to establish and fix the name of the Academy 

in the Town of Forsijthe, in Monroe County, and to 

incorjyorate the Trustees thereof. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Housr of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
from and immediately after the passage of this act, the 
academy in the tou-n of Forsythe, in Monroe county, shall 
be called and known hy the name and undei the title of" The 
Forsythe Academy;" and that Henry H. Lumpkin, ]\Iordecai 
C. Howard, Wilkins Hunt, Isaac Welch, and James S. Phil- 
lips, be, and they are hereby appointed tru tees, and they and 
their successors in office shall be, and they are hereby de- 
clared to be, a body corporate, by the name and under the 
title of " the Trustees of the Forsylhc Academy," with the 
privilege of using a common seal. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted,. That the said trustees 
and their successors, or a majority of them, arc hereby au- 
thorized and empowered to appropriate all moneys and spe- 
cialties belonging to, or in any manner appertaining to, the 
said institution, in the manner they may think best calcu- 
lated to promote the interest of the same ; and to erect suit- 
able edifices for the promotion of literature. 

§ 3. And belt further enacted. That the aforesaid trus- 
tees and their successors in office, or a majority of tlicm, are 



[No: 54.] 



To he call- 
ed "The 
Forsythe 
Acndtmy." 



Truslees of 
Forsyilie 
Acudcniy 
nniiiinah d 
and incor- 
porated. 



May u?e a 
cr.imnon 
seal. 

May appro- 
priate Ihe 
moneys 
and other 
spccialiies. 



AFay mnke 
h\-iavvs, 

&.C. 



31 



ACADEMIES.— 1824. 



ll.ivo and 

iiold pro- 
. purly, &c. 



Ma V sue 
aj.d be 
siieil. 



To select a 
I'leasiiriT, 
wlio shall 
she bond 
;uiii secu- 
rilv. 



('opeaUng 
ciauifi. 



hereby authorized to make euch by-laws and regulations, 
from time to time, as may be necessary for the government 
of said academy ; Provided aiways, that such by-laws and 
regulations be not repugnant to the constitution and laws- 
of this State : and that the said trustees be intrusted wiih 
all property, both real and personal, all donations, gifts, 
grants, privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which may 
belong to said institution by virtue of this act, or which 
may hereafter be made, conveyed, or transferred to them 
or their successors in office, to have and to hold the same. 

§4. And he it further enacted, That the trustees afore- 
said, and their successors in office, shall, and they are hereby 
declared to be, capable of suing and being sued, impleading 
and being impleaded, and of using all necessary and lawful 
means for securing and defending any properly, debts, or 
demands wiiatsoever, to which they may be entitled in right 
of said institution, and also for the recovery of the rents, 
issues, and profits of the same, or any part or parcel thereof. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That should any vacancy 
happen by death, resignation, or removal of any of the 
trustees of said academy, hereby authorized and established, 
it shall be filled in such manner as a majority of the 
remaining trustees may point out in their regulations, at 
their first tneeting after the passage of this act : Provided,' 
said meeting takes place within twelve months. 

§ 6. And lie it further enacted^ That the said trustees 
shall have the power to select a treasurer, who shall give 
bond and approved security to the said board of trustees 
for the time being, and their successors in office, in the sum 
of ten thousand dollars, for the faithful discharge of the 
trust reposed in him. 

§ 7. And he it further enacted^ That all laws, and parts 
of laws, militating against this act be, and the same are 
herebv repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, pro. tern. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, November 25th, 18'24. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



hereby declared to be, a body corporate and politic, under 
use a the name and title of'' the Trustees of the Fave 



§ 4. And he it further enacted. That when any vacancy Vacancies 
may happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of ''°"' ''"*'* 
the trustees of said academy, the survivors, or a majority of 
them, shall fill the same in such manner as shall be pointed 
out by the by-laws and regulations of said institution : Pro- Proviso. 
vided, that nothing in this act contained shall be construed 
so as to prevent the Senatus Academicus from the rights of 
inspecting said institution, as now by law pointed out. 
JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senafe. 
Assented to, December 9th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No. 55-] AN A^CT to incorporate the FayetteviUe Academy in the 
County of Fayette, and to ajipobd Trustees for the 
same. 

Trustees of Be it enacted hy the Senate and, House of Representa- 
e'ueviiie twcs of the Stale of Georgia^ in General Assembly met, and 
mmda'iied ^^ ^'^ hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That James 
and iucoi- Head, Wyatt Ueftlu], Jordan Gay, William Gilliland, sen., 
iK.iatcd. ^^^ Findley G. Stewart be, and they are hereby appointed, 
and they and their successors in office shall, and they are 



Make bj'- 
laws, &c. 



Biay usea the name and title of '' the Trustees of the Fayette County 
seal"™" Academy," with the pi ivilege of using a common seal. 
Sue and be § 2. And he it further enacted. That said trustees 
shall be capable in law to sue and be sued, ])lead and be 
impleaded, and shall be authorized to make such by-laws and 
regulations as may be necessary for the government of said 
academy, and for the advancement of literature in the same ; 
Provided^ such by-laws be not repugnant to the constitution 
and laws of this State : and may appoint such officers as they 
may think proper, and remove the same from office for im- 
p^-oper conduct or neglect of duty. 

§ 3. And he it further enacted. That the said trustees 
vested w'i'i'h shall be capable of accepting and being invested with 
property, j^j] ,nanner of property, real and personal, all donations, 
gifts, grants, privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which 
may belong to said institution, or which may hereafter be 
conveyed or transferred to them, or their successors in office, 
to have and to hold the same for the proper benefit and be- 
hoof of said academy. 



AN ACT to incorporate the Female Academy at Har- 
mony Grove in Jackson County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it 
is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That Russel 
Jones, William Putts, Samuel Barnett, Frederick Stewart, 
and John A. Rhea be, and they are hereby made and de- 
clared to be, a body politic and corporate, by the name and 
style of " the Trustees of Harmony Grove Academy;" and as 
such body politic and corporate, shall be capable of doing 
all acts which may be necessary for the complete execution 
of the trust confided to them ; and shall be invested with all 
property, both real and p'ersonal, which shall be acquired by 
purchase, gift, or otherwise, for the use and benefit of said 
institution, and shall be capable of suing and being sued ; 
and the said trustees and their successors in office, or a 
majority of them, shall have the power of filling vacancies 
in their own body, and possess [passing] such by-laws as 
may be necessary to carry the powers hereby vested in them 
into full effect : Provided, such by-laws are not contrary to 
the laws and constitution of this State. 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of P..epresentatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No. 56.] 



Trustees of 
Harmony 
Academy 
noniiiuucit 
and incor- 
porated. 



Their style 



Invested 
witli pro- 
perty,&;t. 



To sue and 
be sued. 
Fill vacau- 
cies.; 

Make by- 
laws; &c. 



May accept 
and be in- 



AN ACT to appoint Trustees of Wilkinson County [No. 57.1 
Acade?7iy, and to incorporate the same. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Trustees oi 
the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and, it is hereby l\'^\'^^\y^°" 
enacted by the authority of ?/ie *u/«e. That William Beck, Academy 
James Neal, Alpheus Beall, John F. Simmons, Charles Cul- am""j'ncoj- 
pepper, Llweilen Robertson, and Richard Whitaker, and pc'itcd. 
their successors in office, be, and they are hereby declared to 
be, a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of "the 
Trustees of Wilkinson County Academy ;" and as such body 
politic and corporate, shall be capable of doing all acts which 
may be necessary for the complete execution of the trust con- 
fided to them ; that they shall be invested with all manner of simn (,,, ;„. 
property, both real and personal, which shall be acquired by vested wiiii 
gift, purchase, or otherwise, for the use and benefit of the 
said academ.y ; shall be capable of suing and being sued, of to sue and 
having and using a common seal ; and they, the said trus- I'^^sufcd.i's'^ 

='.=' . „' •".. a couiirioii 

tees, and their successors in office, or a majority of them, seal, and 
shall have the privilege of making their own by-laws : Pro- i^l,g^ ^' ■ 
vided, theycoiitain nothing repugnant to the constitution and ^fo^'^o. 
laws of this State, or of the United States. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, To appcint 
or a majority of them, shall have power to appoint a secre- amr-iva^ 
tary and treasurer, under such restrictions as they may si" er, ami 
deem proper, and also to fill all vacancies in their own cies." 



ACADEMIES.— 1824. 



body, which may be occasioned by death, resia-nation, or 
otherwise. JOHN ABERCRO.UBIE, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEi\ B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 9th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



fN'o.SS.] 



Conimis- 

sioiiers t;f 
■iie Bliiic- 
jal Spring 
Acadeiijy 
in Wayne 
tioiuinated 
and iiicor- 
porateJ. 



Msy lioiJ 
proiiorly, 
leal and 
Ifc'isonal.' 

Sue and be 
sued. 

I 'se a com- 
mon seal, 
make b5'- 
laut-, and 
rill vacan- 
cies. 



Authorized 
!o receive 
(lie Acade- 
liiy money 
from lire 
lii e.i' r 
Cuuii. 



x\N ACT to establish and fx the Name of the Mineral 
Spring Acadeniij, in the County of Wcajne, and to in- 
corporate the Trustees thereof. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted hy the authority of the same, That 
after the passing of this act, the academy of the county 
of Wayne shall be known by the name of the Mineral 
Spring Academy ; and that James Fort, Stef)hen C. King, 
Pliny Sheffield, William Clemens, and James Elvinston, and 
their successors in office, be, and they are hereby declared, 
a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of " the 
Commissioners of the Mineral Spring Academy ;" and as 
such body politic and corporate, shall be capable of doing 
all acts which may be necessary for the complete execution 
of the trust confided to them; that they shall be invested 
with all manner of property, both real and personal, which 
shall be acquired by gift, purchase, or otherwise, for tlie use 
of said academy; shall be capable of suing and being sued, 
of having and using a comnrion seal. And they, the said 
trustees, and their successors in office, shall have the privi- 
lege of making their own by-laws, and of filling all vacancies 
in their own board, which may be occasioned by deaths, 
resignation, or otherwise. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That the said trustees be 

authorized and empowered to receive all moneys in the hands 

of the justices of the Inferior Court of the county of VVayne, 

paid into their iiands for academy purposes in said county. 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 15th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



or their successors in office, are hereby required to relin- 
quish the same, agreeable to the true intent and meaning 
of this act, any law, usage, or custom to the contrary 
notwithstanding. JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

Presidentof the Senate. 
Assented to, December 9th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



(No, 59.] 



The incor- 
porated 
Aca.'.cmies 
ot' Ogle- 
thorpe 
C'ounly to5 
be entitled 
to a full 
dividend of 
the Acade- 
my Fund. 



The 
Greene 
County 
Academy 
also enti- 
tled. 
Proviso. 



AN ACT to entitle the incorporated Academics of Greene 
and Oglethorpe Counties to their full Dividciul of the 
Funds, set apart for the County Academics. 
^ Be it enacted ly the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the sa?ne. That 
the incorporated academies in the county of Oglethorpe, 
be, and they are hereby declared to be, ent'itled to^their full 
dividend of the fund set apart for county academies, in 
the same manner as though no confiscated land had been 
purchased by Richard Carnes and Harrison Musgrove, for 
the use of the county : Provided always, that should said 
tracts of land, or either, be found, all right, title, or interest 
of, in, and to the same, shall hereby be construed to be fully 
and completely vested in the State of Georgia, and relin- 
quished for ever to the same by said trustees'' and commis- 
sioners, and their successors in office, all deeds and convey- 
ances to the contrary notwithstanding. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the Greene County 
Academy shall be entitled to a full dividend of the fund 
set apart for county academies, in the same manner as 
though no confiscated lands had been purchased by the 
agents of said academy : Provided always, that should any 
of said tracts of land, purchased by the agents of said aca- 
demy, be hereafter identified, all right, title, and interest to 
the said land shall be, and the same is hereby, vested in the 
State of Georgia ; and the commissioners of said academy, 

D 



AN ACT* to incorporate the Clayton Academy, inRahun 
County, and to appoint Trustees for the same. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted hy the authority of the same. That 
from and immediately after the ])assage of tiiis act, the 
academy in Rabun county shall 'be known by the name of 
Clayton Academy ; and that Benjamin Odell, Samuel Faris, 
Edward Coffee, John Dillard, and Henry Cannon, and their 
successors in office, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a 
body politic and corporate, by tJie name and style of ^'- the 
Trustees of Clayton Academy ;" and as such shall be capable 
and liable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be im- 
pleaded, and shall be authorized to make such by-laws and 
regulations as may be necessary for the government of said 
academy ; Provided, such by-laws are not repugnant to the 
constitution and laws of this State : and for that purpose 
may have and use a common seal, appoint such officei.* as 
they may think proper, and remove the same from office for 
improper conduct or neglect of duty. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid. 
That the said trustees shall be capable of accepting and 
being invested with all manner of property, real and personal, 
all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immunities 
whatsoever, which may belong to said institution, or which 
may hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them or tiieir 
successors in office ; to have and to liold the same for the 
proper benefit and behoof of said Academy. 

§ 3. And he it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, 
That when any vacancy may happen by death, resignation, 
or otherwise, of any of the trustees of said academy, the 
survivors, or a majority of them, shall fill the same in such 
manner as shall be pointed out by the by-laws and regula- 
tions of the trustees aforesaid. 

JOHN ABERCROMBI E, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 9th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No. t;u. I 



Tr;t.=:tees of 

('lavlon 

Academy 

noniinaled 

anil inr(M-- 

poraiid. 



Their sivle. 



May sue ' 
and he 
sued, make 
l,iv-la\vs, 

Proviso. 



T'sp a C( rn 
mon sf-ai, 
ajid ap- 
point offi- 
cers 
Mav iio'd 



AN ACTf to establish and fix the Jfame of the Academy 
at Carnesville, in the County of Franklin, and to incor- 
porate the Trustees thereof 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted hy the authority of the same, That 
from and immediately after the passing of this act, the 
academy at Carnesville, in the county of Franklin, shall 
be called and known by the name of the Franklin County 
Academy ; and that John Alexander, James Mitchell, John 
Stubbs, Matthew B. Hooper, and Henry Freeman, and their 
successors in office, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a 
body politic and corporate, by the name and the style of " the 
Trustees of Franklin County Academy;" and as such body 
politic and corporate, shall be capable of doing all acts 
which may be necessary for the complete execution of tlie 
trust confided to them : that they shall be invested with all 

* See CSo. 16) Fines and Forfeitures to go to, &c. 
. t See (No. 7-2) tliia.\ct amended. 



[No.ei. 



Naine of 
tlie Aca- 
demy. 



Tnistei?s of 

Franklin 

County 

Academy 

nominated 

and incor- 

poraleil. 



2G 



ACADEMIES.— 1824. 



M.iy liold 
l)rniicrty, 

&.C. 

Sue anil be 
sued, 

use a com- 
mon seal, 
appoint 
officers, 
nrjke by- 
laws. 
Proviso. 
Vacancies. 



manner of property, both real and personal, which shall be 
acquired by i^ift, purchase, or otherwise, for the use and 
benefit of the said academy, shall be capable of suing and 
being sued, of having and using a common seal, of appoint- 
in'i- a secretary and treasurer ; and they, the said trustees, 
and their successors in office, or a majority of them, shall 
have the privilege of making their own by-laws. Provided 
they are not repugnant to the laws or constitution of this 
State or of the United States, and of filling all vacancies in 
tlieir own board, which may be occasioned by death, resig- 
nation, or otherwise : Provided, that nothing in this act 
contained shall operate to impair or destroy in anywise the 
superintendence and control given by law to the Senatus 
Academicus of this State over public schools, instituted or 
supDorted by public moneys or funds of the same. 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 24th, 1824. 

. - G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No. 62.] ^]Nf ACT to incorporate the Goshen Academy in the 
County of Lincoln, and appoint Trustees for the same. 

Tiusteesof Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
Acaiieniy scntatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
nominaied ^^d If jg Jierebv enacted by the authority of the same. That 

and mcor- „ i^i • n t • , i -i 

poiaied. from and alter the passing or this act, the academy in the 
county of Lincoln, known by the name of Goshen Academy, 
shall be called and known by that name; and John McDowell, 
William M. Lampkin, Richard Prather, Noah Walton, and 
James E. Todd, and their successors in office, be, and they 
are hereby declared to be a body corporate, and politic, by 
Tiieirsiyie. the name and style of " the Trustees of Goshen Academy," 
To sue and and as such shall be capable and liable in law to sue and be 
Use"!fcom- sued, plead and be impleaded, to have and to use a common 
njonseai. gg^]^ arid to do and perform all such matters and things, as 
may be authorized by the constitution or fundamental regu- 
lations of said academy. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted. That the trustees or 
proprietors of said academy, or such authority as may be 
authorized by said fundamental regulations, shall have power 
to adopt such by-laws and regulations as may be necessary 
for its government and prosperity, and to appoint and re- 
move for improper conduct or neglect of duty, such officers 
as may be authorized by the proper authority : Provided, 
that the regulations for the government of said academy 
be not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this State, 
and that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to 
A niajoiiiy prevent a majority of the trustees from acting in all cases, and 
to"ac't and to fill all Vacancies, that may occur in the board of trustees, 
fill vacan- ^ 3_ j^^i If, If further enacted, 'J'liat the said trustees 

cies. - . ^ . 

Capable of and their successors in office shall be capable of accepting 
pmpeny, ^"^^ being invested with all manner of property, real and 
&c. personal, all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immu- 

nities whatsoever, which may belong to the said institution, 
or which may hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them, 
to have and to hold the same for the proper benefit and be- 
hoof of said academy. 
Tmsteffi."*^ § 4. And be it further enacted. That elections of trustees 
and other officers shall be held at such periods, and in such 
Vacancies, manner, and vacancies occurring in the board, or in the other 
offices, shall be filled in such manner as may be prescribed 
by the laws and regulations for the government of said in- 
stitution, any law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, November 25th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



May make 
by-lawj 



Appoint 
and re- 
move offi 
cers. 
Proviso. 



and other 
pecialties. 



AN ACT to incorporate the Iluntsville Academy, m the [No. 63.] 
County of Jasper. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- J^"]^^^^^^^l^ 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met. Academy 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That ;l[^[J"i',icor- 
Turner Hunt, Francis Morland, Joshua Haines, Smith Da- porated. 
venport, Robert Trippe, David R. Andrews, and Miles 
Scarborough, be, and they are hereby appointed trustees, 
they and their successors in office shall be, and they are 
hereby declared to be, a body corporate, by the name of " the '^^^^'" 
TrusteesofHuntsville Academy," with the privilege of using i\iay use a 
a common seal. ^™;™°" 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, and M.^y appro- 
their successors in office, or a majority of them, are hereby Tmmeys'^ 
authorized and empowered to appropriate, in the manner 
they may think calculated to promote the interest of said 
institution, and to erect suitable edifices for the promotion 
of literature, all money and specialties belonging, or in any 
wise appertaining to the said institution. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid trus- \l^^''^ ^'^' 
tees, and their successors in office, or a majority of them, 
are hereby authorized to make such by-laws and regulations 
as may be necessary for the government of said academy ; 
Provided, such by-laws and regulations be not repugnant to '^°^'^"'" 
the constitution and laws of this State, and that they be in- 
trusted with all manner of property, both real and personal, ^.[(/^Jj'"!*^ 
all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immunities what- 
soever, which may belong to said institution by Virtue of 
this act, or which may hereafter be conveyed or transferred 
to them or their successors in office, to have and to hold the 
same. 

§ 4. Jlnd be it further enacted, That the trustees afore- 
said, and their successor in office, shall be, and they are 
hereby declared to be capable of suing and being sued, im- 
pleading and being impleaded, and of using all necessary 
and lawful means for securing and defending any property, 
debts, or demands whatsoever, which they may' demand in 
right of said institution. 

§5. And be it further enacted. That should any vacancy 
happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of said 
trustees of said academy, it shall be filled in such manner 
as the remaining trustees may point out. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees 
shall have power to appoint a treasurer, who shall give f Trwfsu-"^ 
bond and approved security to the board for the time being, ■;'■'■' "J^" 
and their successors in office, in such a sum as the trustees imnd and 
may deem advisable. security. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of j^^^^^^|.^^^ 
laws militating against this act be, and the same are hereby clause.^ ° 
repealed. JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN E. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 9th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



To sue and 
be :ued. 



Vacancies. 



AN ACT* to incorporate the Henry Coiinttj Academy, [Xo. 64.] 
and to appoint Trustees for the same. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That John Grif- 
fin, Samuel Johnston, William L. Crayton, John Wood, 
William Hardin, JohnLovejoy, and Joseph Greene be, and 
they are hereby appointed, and they and their successors in 
office shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body 
corporate, by the name and under the title of " the Trustees 
of the Henry County Academy," with the privilege of using 
a common seal. 

* See (No. 89) authorized to sell certain lands. 



Trustees of 
Henry 
Comity 
Academy 
noiniimted 
and incor- 
porated. 



ACADEMIES.— 1825. 



27 



May appro- § 2, And be it further enacted, That the said trustees and 
mon'eVnnd t'leif successors in office, or a mnjority of them, are hereby 
si)edaities. authorized and empowered to approj)riate, in the manner 
they may tiiink best calculated to promote the interest- of 
the aforesaid institution, and to erect suitable edifices for 
the promotion of literature, all money and specialties, or 
other valuable effects whatsoever, belonging to, or in any- 
wise appertaining to the said institution. 
Make iiy- § 3. And be it further enacted by the authoritij aforesaid^ 
laws. That the aforesaid trustees and their successors in office, or 
a majority of them, are hereby authorized to make such 
by-laws and regulations as may be necessary for the go- 
Proviso. vernment of said academy ; Provided, such by-laws and 
regulations be not repugnant to the constitution and laws of 
Hold pro- this State : and the said trustees shall be intrusted with all 
manner of property, both real and personal, all donations, 
gifts, grants, privileges and immunities whatsoever, which 
may belong to said institution by virtue of this act, or which 
may hereafter be made, "conveyed, or transferred to them or 
their successors in office, to have and to hold the same : 
I'roviso. Provided, that nothing in this act contained shall operate 
to impair or destroy in anywise the superintendence and 
control given by law to the Senatus Academicus of this 
State over public schools instituted or supported by public 
moneys, or funds of the same. 
May sue § '^' -^"'^ ^'^ ''^ further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
and be That the trustees aforesaid, and their successors in office, 
shall, and they are hereby declared to be, capable of suing 
?Lnd being sued, to plead and be impleaded, and of using 
all other necessary and lawful means for securing and de- 
fending any property, debts, or demands whatsoever, which 
they may claim or demand in right of said institution. 
Vacancies § 5. And he it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
jiow iiiicd. 'phat should any vacancy happen, by death, resignation, re- 
moval, or otherwise, of any of the trustees of said academy 
hereby authorized and established, it shall be filled in such 
manner as a majority of the remaining trustees may point 
out in their regulations at their first meeting after the pass- 
Proviso, ing of this act, or at any meeting thereafter : Provided, 
that it shall be the duty of said trustees, at the earliest prac- 
ticable period after any vacancy, to cause the same to be 
filled. 
iMay elect a § 6. And be it further enaccd by the authority aforesaid, 
whothrill' That the said trustees shall have power to elect a trea- 
give iin,:d surer, who shall give bond with approved security to the 
lity. said trustees for the time being, and their successors in of- 

fice, in the^um of two thousand <!ollars, fur the faithful dis- 
charge of the trust reposed in him. 
Ecpeaiuig § 7. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
ciau=e. That all laws and parts of laws militating against the true 
intent and meaning of this act be, and the same are hereby 
repealed. JOHN ABERCROxMBlE, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 9th, 18'24. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 

1825. 

[No. 65.] AN ACT to authorize a Lotterij for tlie benefit of Ma- 
dison Academy, in Morgan County. 
Certain ^g {i enacted hii the Senate and House of Representaficcs 

Corninjs- /-jc- r ^< • • r^ t a 77 t • • 

sionersto oj the btate of Lreorgia, m General Assembly met, and it is 
\oattyJ hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That it shall and 
^3oootore- may be lawful for the commissioners hereinafter named, to 
Madison establish a lottery as soon as practicable after the passing of 
in'^Molaan ^^'^ ^^^'' ^^ ^^^^^ tlie sum of three thousand dollars, under 
Coimty." such Scheme and regulations as they or a majority of them 
may deem necessary and proper, for the purpose of rebuild- 
ing the JMadison academy, in the county of Morgan. 
of"thf'!ot- § -• ^^'^ ^^ '^ further enacted, 'j'liat John ^Vingfield, 
teryap- James C. Cook, William Johnston, Isaac Walker, and Na- 

poiiUed. |-. p 



thaniel Allen be, and they are hereby appointed, commis- 
sioners to carry the aforesaid lottery into full eflect. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That the judges of the 
Inferior Court, or a majority of them, be, and they are 
hereby authorized, to vest in tlie said lottery from the county 
funds, one thousand dollars or more, as they or a majority 
of them may deem expedient. 

DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 
Speaker pro tevi. of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 2'lth, 1825. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Tiir liif,.- 
Uor I'oiirt 
autlioii/.ed 
"lO vest 
s«;lCOO iii 
tlie lulterv. 



AN ACT to incorporate the White Qak Acadennj in[^o.66.] 
Columbia County. 

Be if enacted by the Senate and House of Reprcsenta fives Trustees oi 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is vviiiteOak 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That from and iM^^coimu- 
immediately after the passing of this act, the academy in Co- l^io^iana'teti' 
lumbia county, now known and called by the name of. White ^nd incor- 
Oak Academy, shall be known and called by that name ; and '""''"^'^ 
that William McGronder, Zachariah Williams, and Thomas 
Watson, and their Successors in office, be, and they are hereby 
declared to be, a body politic and corporate, by the name and 
style of" the Trustees of White Oak Academy ;" and as such 
shall be capable and liable in law to sue and be sued, plead To sue and 
and be impleaded, and shall be authorized to make such bv- i??^'"^''- 

1 II*- I, /■ ,1 M;.ke by- 

laws and regulations as may be necessary for the govern- taws. 

mentof said academy ; Prorided,such by-laws are not repug- proviso. 

nant to the constitution and laws of this State : and for that 

purpose may have and use a common seal, appoint such fseacnm- 

olficers as they think proper, and remove the same fioai "|||" ^''"'' 

office for improper conduct or neglect of duty. point offi- 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, u^y i^„^^ 
That the said trustees shall be capable of accepting and propeny, 
being invested with all manner of property, real and per- 
sonal, all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immuni- 
ties whatsoever, which may belong to said institution, or 
which may hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them or 
their successors in office, to have and to hold the same for 
the proper benefit and behoof of said academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Vacancies. 
That when any vacancy may happen by death, resignation, 
or otherwise, of any of the trustees of White Oak Aca- 
demy, the survivors or remaining trustees shall fill the same 
in such manner as shall be pointed out by the by-laws and 
regulations of the trustees aforesaid : Provided^, that no- 
thing in this act shall authorize or entitle the aforesaid com- Not to re- 
missioners or trustees to apply for or receive any part or nf't^fe Aca- 
portion of the annual dividends that Columbia county i^my 
shall or may be entitled to out of the nett proceeds of the the Aca 
funds set apart for the endowment of county academics, fi^^coun 
until the county academy erected near Columbia Court Uouseshaii 
House shall be rebuilt, and completed for the reception of 
a rector and students. 

DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 
Speaker pro tern, of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 24tli, 1825. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



AN ACT to incorjjorate the Zehuhn Academy, in Pike [No. 67.] 
County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Tmsiee^ of 
the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is here- Academy 
by enacted by the authority of the same. That Hugh G. John- '^^J^^^^ ^ 
son, James Whatlev, Thomas G. Shehee, Nicholas Johnson, pointed 
Wylie J. Starling, Allen W. Pryer, and James R. Gray, be, H^^Z."" 



ACADEMIES.— 1835. 



HI ay be in- 
vosieii witli 
piopeil.v. 

To su€ and 
be sued. 



Make by- 
laws. 
Pjoviso. 



and they are hereby made and declared to be a body politic 
and corporate, (by the name and style of the Trustees of 
Zebulon Academy ; and as such body politic and corporate) 
shall be capable of doing all acts which may be necessary 
for tiie complete execution of the trust confided to them, 
and shall be invested with all property, both real and per- 
sonal, which shall be acquired by purchase, gift, or other- 
wise, for the use and benefit of said institution, and shall be 
capable of suing and being sued ; and the said trustees and 
their successors in ofTice, or a majority of them, shall have 
the power of filling vacancies in their own body, and of 
passing such by-laws as may be necessary to carry the 
powers hereby vested in thea^ into full effect ; Provided, 
such by-laws are not contrary to the laws and constitution 
of this State. DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 

Speaker pro tern, of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 
■ President of the Senate. 

Assented to, December 24th, 1825. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Trustees of 
Fraiililiu 
.'icndeniy, 
ill Colum- 
biaCounty, 
jiominated 
and iiicoi- 
poialed. 



Tiieir style. 



May use a 

common 

seal, 

sue and be 

sued, and 

10 iiold pro- 

Iierry. 

Vacancies. 



[No. 68.] AN ACT to incorporate Franklin Academy, in Colum- 
bia County. 

§ 1 . Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it 
is hereby enacted by the authority qf the same, That from and 
immediately after the passage of this act, Billington M. 
Saunders, Thomas M. Dooly, Adam Scott, George Darsey, 
and William Scott, jun., and their successors in office, shall 
be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body corporate, by 
the name and style of " the Trustees of the Franklin Aca- 
demy ill Columbia County ;" and the said trustees are here- 
by authorized to have and to use a common seal, and are 
hereby declared to be able and capable in law of suing and 
being sued, pleading and being impleaded, and to have and 
hold real and personal property for the use, purpose, and 
benefit of said academy. 

§ 2. Ah(Z he it further enacted by the authority of the same, 
That the said trustees, and their successors in office, shall 
have power to fill all vacancies which may happen in their 
board by death, resignation, or otherwise, and that three of 
tb.e aforesaid trustees shall be sufficient to form a board for 
the transaction of the business of said academy ; Provided, 
that nothing in this act shall authorize or entitle the afore- 
said commissioners to apply for or receive any part or por- 
tion of the annual dividends that Columbia county shall or 
may be entitled to out of the nett proceeds of the funds set 
apart for the endowment of county academies until the 
county academy erected at Columbia Court House shall 
be rebuilt, and completed for tlie reception of a rector and 
students, DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 

Speaker pro tetn. of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 24th, 1825. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



§ 2. And be it further enacted, That said trustees shall 
be capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be implead- 
ed, and shall be authorized to make such by-laws and regu- 
lations, a:s may be necessary for the government of said 
academy, and for the advancement of literature in the 
same ; Provided, such by-laws be not repugnant to the 
constitution and laws of this State : and may appoint such 
officers as they may think proper, and remove the same from 
office for improper conduct or neglect of duty. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That the said trustees 
shall be capable of accepting and being invested with all 
manner of property, both real and personal, ail donations, 
grants, privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which may be- 
long to said institution, or which hereafter may be conveyed 
or transferred to them or their successors in office, to have 
and to hold the same for the proper benefit and behoof of 
said academy. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That the Inferior Court 
of Dooly (county) shall convey to said trustees, or their suc- 
cessors, one acre of ground of the public land of said county, 
for the purpose of erecting thereon an academy edifice. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That when any vacancy 
may happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of the 
trustees of said academy, the survivors, or a majority of 
them, shall fill the same in such manner as shall be pointed 
out by the by-laws and regulations of said institution : Pro- 
vided, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as 
to prevent the Senatus Academicus from the rights of in- 
specting said institution as now by law pointed out. 

DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 
Speaker |?ro iJe???. of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 24th, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



iMay sue 
and be 
sued, make 
bv-laws, 
&c. 



A|ipnint 
(ifficers. 



May bold 
proiKirty, 
&c. 



The Infe- 
rior Court 
to convey 
to the 
Trustees; 
one acre of 
ground.' 
Vacancies. 



Not to re- 
ceive any 
part of the 
Academy 
Fund till 
the Acade- 
my at tlie 
(Jourt 
is rebuilt. 



[No. 69.] AN ACT to he entitled an Act to incorporate the Dooly 
County Academy, and to appoint Trustees for the 
same. 

the' Dody°^ jBe it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 

County of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 

appouald li'Creby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and 

^orated'^"'^' ^^*-^'' *'^® passage of this act, Joe'l L. Scarborough, Peter L. 

P°' ^ ■ Livingston, Lewis Joiner, Curtis Joiner, and^ Sparkman 

Bowen be, and they are hereby appointed, and they and 

their successors in office shall, and they are hereby declared 

to be, a body corporate and politic, under the name and 

Their title title of " the Trustees of the Dooly County Academy," with 

the privilege of using a common seal. 



AN ACT* to incorporate the Knoocville Academy, in [No. to.] 
Crawford County, Georgia. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repi-esenta- Trustees of 
tives of the Slate of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and '^cade^my 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That nonnnaied 
James Loyd, Coleman M. Roberts, Edward Barker, Levi ported!"'" 
Stanford, and William Lockhart are appointed, and they and' 
their successors in office shall be, and are hereby declared 
to be, a body corporate, by the name and title of "the Trus- 
tees of the Knoxville Academy," with the privilege (of To" use a 
having) and using a common seal. seai™°"' 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Toapprn- 
That the trustees aforesaid, and their successors in office, jli,',^,^ '''*' 
or a majority of them, are hereby authorized and em[)owered and .«pe- 
to appropriate in the manner they may think best suited 
to promote the interest of said institution, all moneys and 
specialties belonging or in any wise appertaining to said in- 
stitution. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, -"ay make 
That the said trustees and their successors in office, or a £c. '' 
majority of them, are hereby authorized to make such by- 
laws and regulations as may be necessary for the govern- 
ment of said academy ; Provided, such by-laws be not re- Proviso. 
pugnant to the constitution and laws of this State : and that 
they shall be invested with all manner of property, both real May hold 
and personal, all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and im- '''^''"'y- 
munities whatever, which may belong to said institution by 
virtue of this act, or which may hereafter be made, conveyed, 
or transferred to them or their successors in office, to 
have and to hold the (same) for the proper use, benefit, and 
behoof of said academy. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. May sue 
That the trustees of said institution and their successors in l^'^^, ^ 

* See (No. 43) amending this Act. 



ACADEMIES.— 1825. 



29 



Xo lay an 
iitially be- 
fore 1 he 
Grand 
Jury 



ciTice, shall be, and tliey are hereby declared to be, capable fives of the Stafe of Georgia, in General Assembly met, Thrceaddi- 
of suing- and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, and and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the ^«me' TTusIcesot- 
using all manner of lawful means for recovering or defend- That James C. Terrell, Greene W. Smith and John R. "'« I'lanU- 
ingany property, debts, or demands whatsoever, which they Stanford be, and they are hereby appointed trustees of Academy ^ 
may claim or demand in right of the said institution. the Franklin County Academy, in addition to those already "I'l'*"""-''- 

§5. Aiul be it further enactedby the authority aforesaid, appointed; and that all laws or parts of laws militatin"- 
Tliat it shall (be) and is hereby made the duty of said trus- against this act be, and the same are liereby repealed. 

DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, ' 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, fro tern, 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 



tecs, to lay before the grand jury at the first term ^of the 
statement Superior Court of said county, in each year, a full and cor- 
t'uilds"&c. rect statement of the situation and investments of the funds 

of the said institution, in such manner and form as they may 

think proper, or said jury recommend ; and the said returns Assented to, December 24th, 1825. 

shall by the said jury be delivered to the clerk of said court, G. i\L TROUP Governor. 

and remain in his office until the general election next ensu- , ■ 



Relurn to 
be made to 
llicSeiialus 
Aeademi 



ing, when it shall be the duty of said clerk to deliver the aat a .ot" ^ ' j a •, , . , 

.ame to the Senator of said county, to be by him laid be- ^^ ^^^ '^ '"^'"'^ ""'' ^^^' ^^'^'^^^^ ^n Act to 



fore the Senatus Academicus, when thereunto required. 
To appoint ^ g. j^^id j.g it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
surer, who That the Said trustees be, and they (are) hereby required to 
londand appoi"t one person separately from their board as treasurer, 
security, and to take good and sufiicient security for the faithful per- 
formance of the duties required of him, in such manner as 
will effectually secure sajd institution against any loss which 
might happen by his misconduct. 

DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 



incor- [No. 73.] 
parate the Lawrenceville Academy in the County of 
Gwi/mette, and to apjjoint Trustees farthe same. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rcpresenta- Six add.- • 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, TZtesot 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same nieLaw- 
That James Blackman, Elisha W. Chester, Philo Hall! AcSy 
Wdham Montgomery, Wdliam Green, and Joseph Morgan, ^PPO'^'ed. 
be, and the same are hereby appointed trustees of said 



. ... aca- 

demy, in addition to those appointed by the said act, and 
peaker f)ro ton. of the House of Representatives, that any five of the trustees of said academy shall form Five may 
ALLEN B.POWELL, a quorum for the transaction of business. consiituiea 

President of the Senate. §2. -AncZZ^e ;7/Kr//(e/'e«a6'toZ, That whenever any vacancv "^"^a" 
Asi-ented to, December 24th, 1825. ' shall occur, by death, resignation, or removal without the Vacancies 

G. M. TROUP, Governor, county, of any of the trustees of said academy, the same '""'' ""'^''- 

shall be filled by the remaining trustees : Provided, that a Proviso 

[No.7L] AN ACT to establish and fix the Name of the Female majority of the votes of all the trustees for the time being, 
■Academy at Monticello, in the County of Jasper, and shall be necessary to constitute a choice. 
to incorporate the Trustees thereof § 3. And be it further enacted, That the board of trus- •^-o'l"' '"«y 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- ^^^^ ""^ ^^'^ academy, shall have power to appoint a trea- -i 



ppoint a 
reasurer 
id other 
licers. 



Truslees of 
the Monti- 
cello Fe- . 
male Aoa 
demy no- 
minated 

yorated.j male Academy at Monticello, in the county of Jasper, shall 
be called and known by the name of the " Monticello Fe- 
male Academy ;" and that Peter W. Gautier, sen., Nathan 
Warner, Cornelius D. Terhune, Reuben C. Shorter, and 
Peter Grinnell, and their successors in office, be, and they 
are hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate, by 

Tjieirstyie. the name and style of "the Trustees of the Monticello Fe- 
male Academy ;" and as such body politic and corporate 
shall be capable of doing all acts which may be necessary 
for the complete execution of the trust confided to them ; 

vested wwi *'^^^ ^^^^' '^^^^^^ ^^ invested with all manner of property, AN ACT to be entitled An Act to add that part of [No.7i.] 

property, both real and personal, which shall be acquired by gift, the Funds heretofore set apart for the suvnort of 

County Academies to the Free School Fund, so far as 



§ 4. And be it further enacted, That the fifth and sixth Fifth and 
sections of said act, and all laws militating against this uo,^|! Tf" 
act be, and the same are hereby repealed. said" act 

DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, ''"'"""'• 

Speaker i^ro tern, of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of tJie Senate. 
Assented to, December 24th, 1825. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



mon seal 
make by- 
laws. 
Proviso. 

Vacancies. 



purch'ast'. purchasc, or otherwise, for the use and benefit of the said 
i^u sue and academy ; shall be capable of suing and being sued, of 
Use a com- having and using a common seal ; and they, the said trus- 
tees, and their successors in office, or a majority of them, shall 
have the privilege of making their own by-laws ; Provided, 
they contain nothing repugnant to the constitution or laws of 
this State : and of filling all vacancies in their own board 
which may be occasioned by death, resignation, or otherwise. 
DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 
Speaker pro tern, of the House of Representatives, 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 24th, 1825. 

G. xM. TROUP, Governor. 



respects the Counties of Chatham, Incin, Tefair, and 

Ware. 
^ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- The un- 
tives of^ the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, SW 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority aforesaid, That '"""'"s'" 
from and (after) the passage of this act, that part of mTes'^o'f"^^ 
the undrawn funds heretofore set apart for the support of the ware'^'^"'' 
county academies, so far as respects the counties of Tel- Counties 
fair and Ware, be added to and become a part of the Free fi'e p'ree 
School Fund, subject in every respect to the laws now in l"^''""' 
force on the subject, any law to the contrary notwithstand- 
ing. 
§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, ah the 

riVn 70 1 Aivr ikC'v ^^ i a ^ * * %.t i i j: ^i That all the funds heretofore set apart for the academv' ^^'^'\''*^"i^ 

ti\o. /^JAN ACi to amend an Act to establish and fix the p., , f t ■ u 1 1 i . ii -n c< ■ ,V. V"''^^°f^'■- 

7VT r^j A 1 i r^ -n • ji /-I ^ j:- ^^ t"^ countv ot Irwm, be added to the Free School Fund win added 

Stfiinf 74^rt^^ ?::::^ --'' -"^- - -^ '---' - "- '-- -- i- b^- 

passed the twenty fourth December, eighteen hundred § 3. ^„,; j^ it further enacted, That the moneys appro- TheAca- 
and twenty-four. pri-^ted by the State, for the use of the county of Chatjiam, of cLn'"' 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- be applied for the use of the free school of Savannah, ''^"' ^P" 



ACADEMIES— 1825. 



plied to use whenever the Chatham County Academy is not in opera 
fcho^iT tion. DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 

Savannah. 



Speaker pro lem. of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 



Assented to, December 24th, 1825. 

G. M. 



hereby made able and capable in law, to have, purchase, MayiioM 
receive, possess, enjoy, and retain, to them and their sue- '"°'"^"y- 
cessors, lands, rents, tenements, goods, chattel?, and effects, 
of what kind, nature, or quality soever, and the same to sell, 
alien, demise, or dispose of, for the benefit of tiie inslitulion 
intrusted to their care, to sue and be sued, plead and be sue and be 
TROUP, Governor, impleaded, answer and be answered, in courts of record or ^"*^^- 

other places, and to make, have, and use a common seal, use a com- 



[No. 73.] AN ACT* to entitle the Commissioners of the Aca- and the same to break, alter, and revoke at pleasure, and also 

demy of the County of Scriven to its full Dividend of to ordain, establish, anti execute such by-laws, ordinances, Make by 

the 'Funds set apart for County Academies. an^l regulations as may by them be deemed necessary, ""^• 

_ . , 7 .7 c 4 J rr /• 7^^v,«.o/,«//, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of tliis State. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House oj Keprcsenta- 



Tlie Com- ; 
iiiissioiieis' 
(if Scrivcii 
Coiinly 
Acadt'iiiy 
entitled io 
a t'liU divi- 
dend of the 
Academy 
Fund. 
Exception. 



lives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted hy the authority of the same, 
That the commissioners of the academy of the county 
of Scriven, be, and they are hereby declared to be entitled 
to their full dividend of the fund set apart for county acade- 
mies, with the exception of four hundred and fifty-nine dol- 
lars, sixty-eight cents, which is hereby admitted to have 
been received by the commissioners of the Scriven Aca- 
demy, as their portion or interest of or into certain lands 
sold by Col. Hugh Montgomery, for the benefit of ten coun- 
ties, of which Scriven was one, and in the same manner as 
though no confiscated land had been purchased by the com- 
missioners of said academy, nor by Richard Carnes, who 
purchased land in behalf or for the use of certain coun- 
ties, and among others, Scriven was entitled in the said pur- 
chase to the amount of four hundred and ten pounds ; which 
sum of four hundred and ten pounds due by the said Carnes, 
as will more fully appear by reference to his bond bearing 
date in February, seventeen hundred and ninety-four, and 
also all claim and interest to their portion of certain lands 



§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said tri:istee3, '^o appoint 
or a majority of them, shall have power to appoint a secre- L^d^Trta-^ 
tary and treasurer, under such restrictions, obligations, '^"""- ' 
and regulations as may to them appear suitable and proper. 

S 3. And be it furtlu^r enacted, That any vacancv that ^'"cancies 

•' ■ 1 /-. u 1 1 ^1 • ■ I'O^v filled. 

now IS, or may hereaitcr happen, by deatli, resignation, or 
otherwise, such vacancv, may be filled by the said trustees, 
era majority of them, in such manner as they may deem 
proper, any law to the contrarvnotwithstandino-. 

DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 
Speaker 2?ro te^n. of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1825. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 

AN ACT to incorporate the Double Branch Acade-[No.77.] 
my in the county of Lincoln, and to appoint Trustees 
for the seime. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- Trustees of 

--'- »~ .._ _• ([,jj Double 

ranch 



lo'rei'i'u-'^ in the county of Effingham when sold, which the county ot /jp^5 of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, Jj' 
quish to tiie Scriven was interested in, with nine other counties, viz. — and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, ■!^^^f'^'"y 
fisin to'"^"^ Elbert, Jackson, Clarke, Jasper, Morgan,' Putnam, Lau- That from and after the passing of this act, the academy ITominmed" 
dS'" ^■'^"^' J^l^ontgomery, and Bullock — the commissioners of in the county of Lincoln, known by' the name of Double ",";ljted''"'' 

said academy of Scriven, and their successors in office, are Branch Academy, shall be called and known by that 
Proviso. liereby required to relinquish and give up : Provided always, name ; and that Thomas Lyon, Stephen Stovall, Jacob Ca- 
tliat should the tracts of land, or either of them, be found, or ver, Joim A. Burks, and Robert Runnells, and their sue- 
that the bond or any part thereof shall hereafter be recover- cessors in office, be, and are hereby declared to be, a body , 
ed, all right, title, or interest of, in, or to the same, and also corporate and politic, by the name and style of "• the Trus- Tiieirstyie. 
the nett proceeds of the land when sold, lying in the cotJnty tees of the Double Branch Academy ;" and as such shall be 
of Ethngham, in which the county of Scriven is entitled, capable and liable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be May sue 
with the nine other counties aforementioned, shall, and are impleaded, to have and to use a common seal, and to do si','pj''a,ia 
hereby construed to be fully and completely vested in the and perform all such matters and things as may be author- use a com- 
State of Georgia, and relinquished forever to the same, ized by the constitution and fundamental regulations of said '"""*'*^''' 
agreeable to the true intent and meaning of this act, any academy, 
law, usage, deed, conveyance, or custom to the contrary ^ 2. And be it further enacted. That the trustees or pro- May adopt 



notwithstanding. 

DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 
Speaker pro ^cm. of the House of Representatives 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate 
Assented to, December 24th, 1825, 



[No. 76.] AN ACTf to incorporate the De Kalh County Aca- 
demy. 
Trustees of 5g it enacted hy the Senate and House of Reprcsenta- 
KaibCouii- lives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 



prietors of said academy, or such authority as may be au- &c.'|*an(j 
thorized by said fundamental regulations, shall have power appoint 
to adopt such by-laws and regulations as may be necessary moveotR- 
for its government and prosperity, and to appoint and re- '^*^''^- 
move for improper conduct or neglect of duty, such officers 
as may be authorized by the proper authority : Provided, proviso. 
G. M. TROUP, Governor, that the regulations for the government of said academy 

be not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this State, 
and that nothing therein contained shall be so construed as 
to prevent a majority of the trustees from acting in all cases, 
and to fill all vacancies that may occur in the board of 
trustees. 

3. And be it further enacted. That the said trustees. Capable of 



'n^/nomt «f ^ /«^f '^'^'"^^ ^«f' ^^, % '^c. ««^Aor% of the samc, ^ J ^{^^■^ successors in office, shall be capable of accept- !-^'^'".f. 



nated and That the trustees already appointed by a resolution of 
rated^°' the General Assembly of 1823 be, and they are hereby 
appointed, trustees of the De Kalb County Academy, and 
constituted a body politic and corporate, having perpetual 
succession, under the name and title of " theTrustees of the 
De Kalb County Academy ;" and by that name and style are 

* See (No. loSj) Incorporating Trustees. 

f Act amendecl (No. 82) by adding eleven Trustees. 



ing and being invested with all manner of property, real 
and personal, all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and itn- 
munities whatsoever, which may belong to the said institu- 
tion, or which may hereafter be conveyed or transferred to 
them, to have and to hold the same for the proper benefit 
and behoof of said academy. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That elections of trus- r.ieciion 
tees, and other officers, shall be held at such periods, and in "'.^y^^fj^" 



ACADEMIES.— 1825. 



31 



and vacaii- such manner, and vacancies occiiring in the board or in the 
tiUedl^"^^ other offices, shall be filled in such manner as may be pre- 
scribed by the laws and regulations for the government of 
said institution, any law, usage,' or custom to the contrary 
notwithstanding. THOMAS W. JVIURRAY, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 23d, 1825. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No. 78.] 



Trustees of 
Thoniastou 
Academy, 
in Upsuu 
County, 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 



May use a 
common 
seal. J 

May appro- 
priate the 
I'uiids, &c. 



May make 

by-laws, 
&c. 



Proviso. 



May hold 
property. 



To sue and 
be sued. 



Vacancie?, 



Proviso. 



To select a 
Treasurer, 
who shall, 
give bond 
and secu- 
rity. 



Repealing 
clause. 



AN ACT to incorporate the Thomaston Academij, in the 
County of Upson. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia^ in General Assembly jnef, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Elijah 
Jewett, Alexander F. Edwards, Daniel VValker, Edward 
Hollo way, and Martin W. Stamper, be, and tiiey are hereby 
appointed, and they and their successors in office shall bo, 
and tbey are hereby declared to be, a body corporate, by the 
name and under the title of " the Trustees of the Thomaston 
Academy," with the privilege of using a common seal. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees 
and their successors in office, or a majority of them, are 
hereby authorized and empowered to appropriate in the 
manner they may think calculated to promote the interest of 
the aforesaid institution, and to erect suitable edifices for 
the promotion of literature, and all moneys and specialties 
belonging, or in any wise appertaining to the said in.stitution. 

§ 3, And be it further enacted. That tiie aforesaid 
trustees, or a majority of them, are hereby authorized to 
make such by-laws and regulations as may be necessary for 
the government of said academy : Provided^ that such by- 
laws and regulations be not repugnant to the constitution 
and laws of this State : and that they be intrusted with all 
manner of property, both real and personal, all donations, 
gifts, grants, privileges, and immunitios whatsoever, which 
may belong to said in.^titution by virtue of this act, or which 
may hereafter be made, conveyed, or transferred to them or 
their successors in office, to have and to hold tlie same. 

§ 4, And be it further enacted, That the trustees afore- 
said and their successors in office, shall, and they are here- 
by declared to be capable of suing and being sued, plead- 
ing and being impleaded, and of using all necessary and 
lawful means for securing and defending any property, debts, 
or demands whatsoever, which they may claim or demand 
in right of said institution ; and also, of recovering the rents, 
issues, and profits of the same, or any part or parcel thereof. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That should any vacancy 
happen by death, resignation, or removal of any of the 
trustees of said academy, hereby autiiorized and established, 
it shall be filled in such manner as a majority of the re- 
maining trustees may point out in their regulations, at their 
first meeting after the passing of this act, or at any meeting 
thereafter : Provided, that the same shall not exceed twelve 
months. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted, That the said trus- 
tees shall have power to select a treasurer, who shall give 
bond and approved security to the said board of trustees, 
for the time being, and their successors in office, in the sum 
of ten thousand dollars, for the faithful discharge of the 
trust reposed in him. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted. That all laws, and parts 
of laws, militating against this act be, and the same are here- 
by repealed. ' THOMAS W. MURRAY, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, November 29th, 1825. 

G. xU TROUP, Governor. 



AN ACT to authorize the Justices of the Inferior Court 
of the different Counties in this iState in certain cases 
to draw for and dispose of the Dividends of the Poor 
School Fund to which their Counties matj respectively 
he entitled. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
in all the counties in this vState, where no trustees have 
been, or may hereafter be appointed, in conformity to 
the act passed oh the twenty-second day of December, 
eighteen hundred and twenty-three, for distributing a por- 
tion of the poor school fund, it shall and may be lawful for 
the justices of the Inferior Courts of said counties respect- 
ively, to draw for, and dispose of the dividends to which 
their counties may respectively be entitled, in such manner 
as they may think will best promote the intention of the 
Legislature, any thing in said law to the contrary notwith- 
standing : Provided, however, that the justices aforesaid 
shall make annual reports to the Senatus Academicus of 
their actings and doings in the premises, showing the plans 
pursued by them respectively. 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, June 1 Ith, 1825. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No. 79.] 



When 
theie are 
Counties in 
whicli no 
Trustee of 
the Poor 
School 
Fund lias 
heeu ap- 
pointed, 
the Inferior 
Courts of 
such Coun- 
ties author- 
ized to 
draw their 
proportion. 



AN ACT* to appoint Trustees for the Poor School Fund 

in the County of Ware, and to vest the Fund of Ware 

County Academy in the same. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
the poor school fund, and the fund set apart for aca- 
demical purposes for the county of Ware, be consoli- 
dated, and the dividends which hereafter may be due the 
poor school and academical funds for said county, be alto- 
gether a poor school fund for the county of Ware afore- 
said. 

§ 2. And be it enacted by the authority of the same, 
That William R. 7\)vvler, VVilliam P. Dennison, James 
Jones (lillo), Frederick Carson, and James Jones (school- 
master) be, and they are hereby appointed trustees of the 
poor school fund of the county of Ware, with power to re- 
ceive from the proper authority holding the academical or 
poor school fund, that by right should belong to the county 
of Ware aforesaid, or from the Liferior Court, or all or 
either of them, who have, or hereafter may have or hold in 
their hands, any part of the academical or poor school funds. 
And that the said William R. Towler, William Dennison, 
James Jones (lillo), Frederick Carson, and James Jones 
(schoolmaster), and their successors in office, are hereby 
declared to be a body corporate, under the name and style 
of " the Trustees of the Poor School Fund of the County of 
Ware," with full power to sue and be sued, ple.nd and be im- 
pleaded, in the name and style aforesaid, and to hold property. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority of the same, 
That the trustees aforesaid shall appoint a treasurer, who 
shall not be one of their board, and who shall give bond to the 
trustees aforesaid, and their successors in office, in a suffi- 
cient sum to secure the amount of money to be placed in his 
hands, for the faithful performance of the trust reposed in 
him. 

§ 4. Andbeit further enactedby the authority of the same, 
That the children entitled to the benefit of tiie poor school 
fund of this State, by an act entitled An Act to alter and 

* See (No, U4) adding t^vo Trustees and autlioiizing district schools. 



[No. 80.] 



The Poor 
School and 
Academy 
Fund of 
Ware 
County 
consoli- 
dated. 



Trustees of 
said Poor 
School 
Fund ap- 
pointed, 
with power 
to receive 
the same. 



Said Trus- 
tees incor- 
porated. 



Their style. 

To sue and 
he sued. 

Shall ap- 
point a 
Treasurer, 
who shall 
give bond. 



Poor chil- 
dren of said 
County 
entitled to 
tl e benefits 
liereol". 



32 



ACADEMIES.— 1826. 



Rcyealing 
clause. 



amend an act, passed the twenty-third day of December, 
eiffhteen hundred and twenty-two, to distribute the bank 
dividends and other nctt proceeds of the poor school fund, 
among the diflxsrent counties of this State, shall receive the 
benefits of this fund, according to tlie manner pointed out in 
said act, so far as it does not militate against this act. 

§ 5. And he it further enacted, When any vacancy shall 
happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any member of 
the board of trustees, the same shall be filled by the re- 
maining trustees : Provided, that a majority of trustees for 
the time being shall be necessary to constitute a choice. 

§ 6. And he it further enacted, That all laws and parts of 
laws militatino- against tliis act be, and the sanie are hereby 
repealed. - . 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 23d, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



oflicers and appoint others in their stead, when in their judg- 
ment the interest of the institution may require it. 

§ 4. And he it further enacted. That all laws and resolu- RepeaUug 
tions repugnant to or niiruating against this act be, and the '^'""*^-' 
same are hereby repealed. HiBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 20th December, ! 826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No. 81.] 



The Aca- 
demiccil 
and Poor 
School 
run J of! 
Decatur 
C'ouiuy 
ailJed toge- 
ther, and 
made the 
Poor 
School 
Fund. 



Justices of 
theiluferior 
Court to 
make re- 
turns to the 
Governor. 



AN ACT to he entitled An Act to consolidate the Acade- 
mical and Poor School Fund set apart for Decatur 
County, and the same becotne a Poor School Fund. 
Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is herchy enacted hy the authority of the same, That 
immediately after the passage of this act, the academical 
fund set apart for Decatur county, and the poor school 
fund for the same, be and the same is hereby set apart and 
consolidated, and become a poor school fund for said county, 
subject to be drawn by the justices of the Inferior Court of 
said county ; said sum or sums so drawn by said justices, 
shall be by them placed in the hands of the county trea- 
surer, subject to the call of said justices, and by them applied 
to the education of poor children : annual returns to be 
made by said justices to his excellency the Governor. 

HIBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 27th December, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



AN ACT* to authorize and empower the Trustees or 
Commissioners ef Columbia County Academy, to sell 
certain real Estate belonging to said Institution. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
herchy enacted by the authority of the same, That the trus- 
tees or commissioners of the said academy be, and they are 
hereby authorized to sell and convey in such manner as they 
may deem most to the advantage of the said institution, 
forty acres of land, belonging to the said institution, situ- 
ated in Columbia county, adjoining on all sides lands of 
Thomas N. Hamilton, and the estate of Niel Dougherty, 
deceased, the same being a donation by James Hamilton, 
Esq., deceased, and conveyed by him in his lifetime to the 
former trustees of said academy. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted, That the said trustees or 
commissioners be, and they are hereby authorized and em- 
powered to sell and convey in such manner as they may 
deem most for the interest of said institution, not exceeding 
fifieen half-acre lots of land to be laid off on the eastern- and 
southern parts of the tract of land on which the said acade- 
my is building, and on that part of the said tract of land 
which is near the court house lot, and adjoining to the 
public road leading from the court house to the town of 
Wrightsboroitgh, the same being a part of the land conveyed 
by the late William Appling to the former trustees of the 
said academy. ' IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
1 President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 2Gth December, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No. 83.] 



Trustees or 
Coiimiis- 
tioners of 
Columbia 
County 
Academy 
authorized' 
to sell cer- 
tain real 
estate given 
them hy 
James Ha- 
milton. 



Authorized 
to sell fif- 
teen half- 
acre lots on 
the tract' 
conveyed 
by the late 
William 
AiHiliiig. 



[No. 82.] 



Elevea 
Trustees of 
the Ue 
Kalb 
County ■ 
Academy 
appointed. 



Five may 
constitute 
a quorum. 

Vacancies. 



To appoint 
officers. 

Officers to 
give bond 
and sccu- ; 
rity. 



AN ACT to amend an Act entitled An Act to'incorpo- 
rate the De Kalb. County Academy, passed and ap- 
proved the twentieth December, eighteen hundred and 
twenty-five. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
Samuel T. Bailey, Zachariah Hollaway, William Ezzard, 
Joseph Morris, Joseph D. Shoemate, Reuben Cone, James 
Blackstocks, William Towns, Merrill Collier, Samuel Pree- 
vett, and James M. C Montgomery be, and they are hereby 
appointed trustees of the De Kalb County Academy, and 
that any five of said trustees shall constitute a quorum for 
the transaction of business. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted. That whenever a vacancy 
shall happen by death, resignation, removal, or otherv/ise, 
the same shall be filled by the remaining trustees : Provided, 
that a majority of all the members present shall be necessary 
to a choice. 

§ 3. And he it further enacted. That the said trustees 
shall have power to appoint a secretary and treasurer, and 
such other oflicers as they shall deem necessary, and shall 
require of such oflicers bond and security in such sum they 
shall think proper, and shall have power to remove all such 



AN ACTf to appoint Trustees for the Poor School Fund 

in Tatnall County, and vest the Funds of the Tat- 

nall County Academy in the same. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That the poor 
school fund and the fund set apart for academical purposes 
for the county of Tatnall, be consolidated, and the dividends 
which may hereafter by law be due the poor school and aca- 
demical fund for said county, be altogether a poor school 
fund for said county. 

§ 2. Ayul he it further enacted. That Daniel Brinson, 
AVilliam Clifton, jr., Roderick M'Kiness, Thomas Archer, 
William Sippins, Henry Strickland, and Elijah Mattox, jr., 
be, and they are hereby appointed trustees for the poor 
school fund for the county aforesaid. 

§ 3. And he it further enacted, That the trustees afore- 
said, and their successors in office, shall, and they are hereby 
declared to be capable of suing and being sued, and of using 
all necessary and lawful means for securing and defending 
any debts or demands whatsoever, which tliey may claim or 

* See Act (No. 66). Fines, forfeitures, &c. vested in ,?aid .Academy, arising fram 
criminal prosecutions in Colmnbia. 
t See Act (Xo. IIT) auiendiiig this Act. 



[No.Si.j 



The Poor 
School and 
Academy 
Fund of 
Tatnall 
County 
tonsolida 
ted and 
made tlie 
Poor 
School 
Fund. 

Trustees of 
said fund 
appointed.! 



May sue 
and Le 
sued. 



ACADEMIES.— 1826. 



33 



Vacancies. 



May elect 1 
Tieasiirer, 
who shall 
give bond 
and secu- 
rity. 



Repealing 

4;iause. 



demand in right of said institution, and also of recovering the 
issues and profits of the same, or any part or parcel tliereof. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, Tliat should any vacancy 
happen by death, resignation, or removal of any of the trus- 
tees, said vacancy shall be filled in such manner as a majority 
of the remaining trustees may point out in their regula- 
tions at their first meeting after the passage of this act. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees 
shall have power to elect a treasurer, who shall give bond 
and approved security to the said trustees for the time be- 
ing", and their successors in office, for the faithful discharge 
of the trust reposed in him. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted. That all laws and parts of 
laws militating against the same be, and they are hereby re- 
pealed. IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 26th December, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No. 85.] 



Name of 
the Aca- 
demy. 



Trustees of 
the Elber- 
lon Female 
Academy 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 
Their style. 



May hold 
proijerty. 



Sue and be 
cued. 



JIake by- 
laws. 
Proviso. 



AN ACT to establish and fix the Name of the Female 
Academy in the County of Elbert, and to incorporate 
ti^ Trustegg tiiereof. 

Be It enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That immediately 
from and after the passing of this act, the Female Academy 
at Elberton, in the county of Elbert, shall be called and 
known by the name of the Elberton Female Academy, and 
that Richard Fortson, William A. Herring, Thomas Jones, 
Benajah Houston, and Thomas J. Heard, and their succes- 
sors in office, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a 
body politic and corporate, by the name and style of " the 
Trustees of the Elberton Female Academy ;" and as such 
body politic and corporate, shall be capable of doing all 
acts which may be necessary for the complete execution of 
the trust confided to them ; that they shall be invested with 
all manner of property both real and personal, which shall 
be acquired by gift, purchase, or otherwise, for the use and 
benefit of the said academy ; shall be capable of suing and 
being sued, of having and using a common seal ; and they, 
the said trustees, and their successors in office, or a majority 
of them, shall have the privilege of making their own by- 
laws ; Provided, they contain nothing repug;nant to the 
constitution or laws of this State : and of filling all vacancies 
in their own board, which may be occasioned by death, re- 
signation, or otherwise. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, " 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 23d December, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No. 86.] AN ACT to incorporate the Crawfordville Academy in 
the County of Taliaferro, and to appoint Trustees for 
the same. 

Beit ena:-ted. by the Senate and House of Represenfdiives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Hermon 
Mercer, Archibald Gresham, R. Q. Dickinson, Wyllie Wo- 
mack, and Leonidas B. Mercer be, and they are hereby ap- 
pointed, they and their successors in office shall be, and 
are hereby declared to be, a body corporate, by the name 
and under the title of" Trustees of Crawfordville Academy," 
with the privilege of using a common seal. 

§2. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, 
and their successors in office, or a majority of them, are 
hereby authorized and empowered to appropriate in the 

E 



Trustees of 
the Craw- 
fordville 
Academy 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 



Their style. 
Use a Com- 
mon seal. 
May appro- 
priate llie 
iunds. 



manner they may think calculated to promote the interest 
of the aforesaid institution, and to erect suitable edifices for 
the promotion of literature, all money and specialties be- 
longing, or in anywise appertaining, to the said institution. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That the aforesaid trus- 
tees, and their successors in ofiice, or a majority of them, 
are hereby authorized to make such by-laws and regulations 
as may be necessary for the govennnent of said academy ; 
Provided, that such by-laws and regulations be not repug- 
nant to the constiiutio!) and laws of this State : and that 
they be intrusted with all manner of property, both real 
and personal, all donations, grants, privileges, and immuni- 
ties whatsoever, which may belong to said institution by vir- 
tue of this act, or which may hereafter be made, conveyed, 
or transferred to them or their successors in ollice, to have 
and to hold the same for the use aforesaid. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That the trustees afore- 
said and their successors in office shall, and they are hereby 
declared to be, capable of suing and being sued, impleading 
and being impleaded, and of using all necessary and lawful 
means for securing and defending any property, debts, or 
demands whatsoever, which they may claim or demand in 
right of said institution, and also of recovering the rents, is- 
suesij^an^profits oi{tli;e-,game, o^any part or»[-)arcel thereof. 

§*5. Anil be it further enacted. That should any vacancy 
hap|)en, by death, resignation, removal, of the trustees of 
said academy, it shall be filled in such manner as a majo- 
rity of the remaining trustees may appoint, in conformity 
to their by-laws and regulations thereof. 

§6. And be it further enacted. That the said trustees 
shall have power to elect a treasurer, who shall give bond 
and approved security to the said board of trustees for the 
time being, and their successors in office, in whatever amount 
they may deem advisable, for the faithful discharge [of the 
trust] reposed in him. 

§7. And he it further enacted. That nothing in this act 
shall be construed as to dissolve the affinitive relations be- 
tween said institution and the Senatus Acadeinicus of this 
State ; but the same shall be construed as amenable to, and 
entitled to participate in all the advantages now by law de- 
rived from the same. - IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 26th December, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Mny ma'iie 
liy-lavvs, 



May hold 
property. 



M'.v sue 
■,\vA be 
sued. 



Vacaiicies, 



Sliall np- 
puinta 
'i'reasnrer, 
who shall 
sive bond 
and secu- 
rity, &c. ; 



Nr)t to dis- 
solve the 
reihtions 
bel'.vecn 
said iusti- 
j.niion and' 
theSen:iius 
Acadenii- 
cus. 



AN ACT to appoini Trustees of the Poor School Fund [No. ST.] 
in Jlppling County, and vest the Fund of the J]ppling 
County Academy in the same, and to repeal the 3d sec- 
tion of an Jlct passed the 24tk of December, ]S25, 
entitled " An Act to add that Part of the Proceeds 
hsretofore set apart for the Support of the County Aca- 
demies to the Free School Fund, so far as respects the 
Counties of Chatham, Irwin, Telfair, and Warc.''^ 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rcprcsenta- ^hc Aca- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and Fcor ^ 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That the P,^,ll'^{l,c 
Poor School Fund set apart for acad.-niical purposes for ^ppiins 
the county of Appling be consolidated, and the dividends consoiki- 
vvhich may hereafter by law be due the Poor School Funds ]';,%llf^^ 
and the Academical Fund of said county, be altogether a Poor 
Poor School Fund for said county. |^'J,X' 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That Henry Hagan, Solo- J^^^l^^^^^ 
mon Mobley, Richard Strickland, Edmond Matthews, and pointed."'' 
Bryant Lane, be appointed trustees of the Poor School 
Fund for the county aforesaid, with full power to receive of 
the commissioners or trustees of the academy of the county 
aforesaid, and from the treasury of the State, money now 
belonnriniT to, or hereafter to belong to, the Poor School and 



34 



ACADEM1ES.--1826. 



Said Trus- 
tees incor- 
VJoratcd. 



Their style. 

'I'o sue and 
lie sued, 
and hold 
properly. 

Shall ap- 
point a 
'I'reasurer, 
who shall 
give bond. 



Haid fund 
how appro- 
priated. 



Third sec- 
tion of a 
certain act 
repealed. 



academical funds of said county ; and that the said Henry 
Hagan, Sok.mon Mobley, Richard Strickland, Edmond 
Matthews, and Bryant Lane, and their successors in of- 
fice, are hereby declared to be a body corporate, under the 
name and style of " the Trustees of the Poor School Fund 
of Appling County," with full power to sue and be sued, 
plead and be impleaded, in the name and style aforesaid, 
to hold property and choses in action of all kind. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the trustees afore- 
said shall appoint a treasurer who shall not be one of the 
trustees aforesaid, and who shall give bond to the trustees 
aforesaid, and their successors in office, in a sufficient sum 
to secure the amount to be placed in his hands for the faith- 
ful performance of the trust reposed in hiin. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That the children entitled 
to the benefit of the poor school fund of this State, by an 
act to alter and amend an act passed the twenty-third day 
of December, eighteen hundred and twenty-two, to distri- 
bute the bank dividend and other nett proceeds of the poor 
school fund among different counties in this State, shall 
receive the benefits of this fund according to the manner 
pointed out in said act, so far as it does not militate against 
this act. ■• 

§ 5. And be (t fw^ther enacted, That when any vacancy 
shall occur by death, resignation, removal without the 
county, of any of the tiustees of said poor school fund, the 
same shall be filled by the remaining trustees : Provided, 
that a majority of the votes of all the trustees for the 
time being shall be necessary to constitute a choice, any 
law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted, That the third section of 
a law passed twenty-fourth day of December, eighteen 
hundred and twenty-five, entitled An Act to add that part of 
the funds heretofore set apart for the support of county 
academies, to the free school fund, so far as respects the 
counties of Chatiiam, Irwin, Telfair, and Ware, be, and 
the same are hereby repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 26th, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No. 88.] \]^ ACT to incorporate the Butts County Academy, in 
the Town of Jackson, and to authorize the Justices of 
the Inferior Court of said County to select and convey 
to the Trustees of said Academy a suitable lot for 
said Institution. 

Trustees of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
^cad^emy, ^^^^* ^f ^'*^ State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
in Butts and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
nominated from and after the passing of this act, David Berry, Robert 
"OTate'd""'' Brown, William V. Burney, John McMichael, Abel L. Ro- 
binson, Samuel Lovejoy, and James Harkness, are appoint- 
ed, and they and their successors in office shall be, and they 
are hereby declared to be, a body corporate, by the name and 
Theirstyie. title of " the Trustees of the Jackson Academy," with the 
pominon * privilege of having and using a common seal, 
seal. ^2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 

pitaieuie That the trustees aforesaid and their successors in office, or 
funds, &c. ^ majority of them, are hereby authorized and empowered 
to appropriate in the manner they may think best suited to 
promote the interest of said institution, all moneys and spe- 
cialties belonging or in any wise appertaining to said insti- 
tution. 

^ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid^ 
That the said trustees and their successors in office, or a 
majority of them, are hereby authorized to make such by- 
laws and regulations, as laay be necessary for the govern- 



ment of said academy ; Provided, such by-laws be not re- 
pugnant to the constitution and laws of this State : and that 
they shall be invested with all manner of property, both real 
and personal, all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and im- 
munities whatever, which may belong to said institution by 
virtue of this act, or which may hereafter be made, con- 
veyed, or transferred to them and their successors in office, to 
have and to hold the same for the proper use, benefit, and 
behoof of said academy. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That the trustees of said institution, and their successors 
in office, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, capa- 
ble of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, 
and using all manner of lawful means for recovering or de- 
fending any property, debts, or demands whatsoever, which 
they may claim or demand in right of said institution. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That it shall be, and is hereby made, the duty of said trus- 
tees, to lay before the grand jury, at the first term of the Su- 
perior Court of said county in each year, a full and correct 
statement of the situation and investments of the funds of 
said institution, in such manner and form as they may think 
pioper, or said jury recommend ; and the said returns shall 
by the said jury be delivered to the Clerk of said court, and 
remain in liis office until the general election n^\t ensumg, 
when it shall be the duty of said Clerk to deliver the same 
to the Senator of said county, to be by him laid before the 
Senatus Academicus when thereunto required. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That the said trustees be, and they are hereby required, to 
appoint a person separately from their board, as treasurer, 
and to take good and sufficient security for the faithful per- 
formance of the duties required of him, in such manner as 
will effectually secure said institution against any loss which 
might happen by his misconduct, and the said treasurer shall 
receive out of the academy fund such compensation for his 
services as the board of trustees may think proper. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That the trustees of said academy, or a majority of them, 
shall have full power to appoint a secretary, under such re- 
strictions as may to them appear to be suitable and proper, 
and to allow him such compensation as will remunerate him 
for his services ; also, to fill all vacancies that may occur in 
any of the offices of said institution, by death, resignation, 
or otherwise. 

§8. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That the justices of the Inferior Court of said county, or a 
majority of them, shall be fully authorized to convey to 
the trustees of said academy, and their successors in of- 
fice, a fee-simple title to a lot in the town of Jackson, not 
exceeding five acres, to be selected by the said Inferior Court 
for the before-named purposes. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 26th December,! 826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Proviso. 



May hold 
property. 



May sur 
and be 
sued. 



Shall lay 
annually 
Siefore tiie 
Grand 
Jury a 
statement 
of their 
funds, &c. 



^ aid return 
to be laid 
before the 
Senatus 
Academi- 
cus. 

Said Trus- 
tees to ap- 
point a 
Treasurer, 
who shall 
give bond 
and secu- 
rity. 



Authorized 
to appoint 
a Secre- 
tary, and 
allow him 



May make 
by-laws. 



AN ACT to amend and explain an Jlct entitled An [No. 89.] 
Jlct to incorporate the Henry County Academy, and 
to appoint Trustees for the sarrw — passed the ninth of 
December, eighteen hundred and twenty four. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Trustees of 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is coumy 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the said ^J^i'l^^^^Jl^^j 
act shall be so construed as to authorize and empower the to .^eii and. 
trustees of said academy, and their successors in office, to 'an^j'^^e. 
sell and convey, in fee-simple titles, any lot or lots of land or longing to 
real estate which they do now or may hereafter possess by tion."'"'"" 



ACADEMIES.-1826. 



35 



Hepealing 
clause. 



virtue of any private donation whatever, and to apply the 
?h^oceeds of proceeds of such to the benefits of said institution, as by 

•sale how • j . /• ■ .- ■ ^ t r 

applied. said act of incorporation provided for. 

§ 2, And be it further enacted. That so much of said 
act, and all other acts, as mihtate against the true intent and 
meaning of this act be, and the same are hereby repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 20th December, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No. 90.] 



Trustees of 
I he Towa- 
liga Aca- 
demy no- 
minated 
and incor- 
porated. 



Their style 



May sue 
and be 
sued. 
Make by- 
laws. 
Proviso. 



Use a com- 
mon seal, 
and ap- 
point offi- 
rers. 

May liold 
property. 



AN ACT to incorporate the Towaliga Academy, in 
Monroe County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
from and immediately after the passing of this act, the 
academy in Monroe county, now known and called by the 
name of Towaliga Academy, shall be known and called by 
that name ; and that Elijah Phillips, John C. Willis, Meredith 
Kendrick, John B. Vardeman, and William Ham, and their 
successors in office, be, and they are hereby declared to be, 
a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of" the 
Trustees of Towaliga Academy ;" and as such shall be capa- 
ble and liable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be im- 
pleaded, and shall be authorized to make such by-laws and 
regulations as may be necessary for the government of 
said academy; Provided, such by-laws be not refiugnant to 
the constitution and laws of this State : and for that purpose 
may have and use a common seal, appoint such officers as 
they think proper, and remove the same from oflice for im- 
proper conduct, or neglect of duty. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees 
shall be capable of accepting and being invested with all 
manner of property, real and personal, all donations, gifts, 
grants, privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which may 
belong to said institution, or which may hereafter be con- 
veyed or transferred to them or their successors in office, 
to have and to hold the same for the proper benefit and be- 
hoof of said academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That when any vacancy 
may happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of 
the trustees of Towaliga academy, the survivors or remain- 
ing trustees shall fill the same in such manner as shall be 
pointed out by the by-laws and regulations of the trustees 
aforesaid. IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 26th November, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 

[^0.91.] ^]vj ^Qrp fo incorporate Monaghan Academy, in War- 
ren County, and Brockman United Academy, in 
Greene County, and to appoint Trustees for said Aca- 
demies. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
Turner Persons, John C. Turner, Samuel Pitts, Robert 
Palmore, and Tliomas Gibson, be, and they are hereby de- 
clared to be, a body corporate, by the name and style of " the 
Trustees of the Monaghan Academy in Warren County," 
with the privilege of using a common seal. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted. That the said trustees 
and their successors in office, or a majority of them, are 
hereby authorized and empowered to appropriate in the 
manner tiiey may think best calculated to promote the in- 

E2 



Vacaneies 

8iow tilled. 



TruBtees of 
Moiiaahan 
Acstden])', 
in Wairen 
Couiiiy, 
iioniiiialcd 
and incor- 
porated. 



To use a 
common 
seal. 

May appro- 
priate the 
funds, &c. 



terest of the aforesaid institution, and to erect a suitable edi. 
fice for the promotion of literature, all moneys and spe- 
cialties belonging or in anywise appertaining to said insti- 
tution. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid trustees ^'^'y '"=>ke 
and their successors in office, or a majority of them, are ^^'^^''"' 
hereby authorized to make such by-laws and regulations as 
they may deem necessary for the government of said aca- 
demy ; Provided, that such by-laws and regulations be not Proviso. ' 
repugnant to the constitution of this State, and the laws 
thereof : and that they be intrusted with all manner of pro- May hold 
perty, both real and personal, all donations, gifts, grants, j)ri- P'^Periy. 
vileges, and immunities by virtue of this act, or which may 
hereafter be made, conveyed, or transferred to them or their 
successors in office, to have and to hold the same for the use 
aforesaid. 

§ 4. A7id be it further enacted. That the trustees afore- S"« and be 
said, and their successors in office, shall be capable of su- '"*'^' 
ing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, and of 
using all necessary and lawful means for securing and de- 
fending the property, debts, or demands in right of said in- 
stitution. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted. That should any vacancy Vacancies, 
happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, in the board of 
trustees, the remaining trustees, or a majority of them, shall 
fill such vacancy as they in their by-laws may direct. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees To elect . 
shall have power to elect a treasurer, who shall give bond wl*%haii' 
with approved security to the said board of trustees for the ?'v'ebond 
time being, and their successors in office, in whatever sum ?ity."''"' 
they may deem advisable, for the faithful discharge of the 
duties reposed in him. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this act Thereia- 
shall be so construed as to dissolve the affinitive relation lween%aid 
between said institution and the Senatus Academicus of ^•^^'^emy 
this State ; but the same shall be construed as amenable to, .mus'^AcI: 
and entitled to participate in all the advantages now by law ^lf\'{^^ 
derived from the same. ° solved. 

§ 8. And be it further enacted, That from and after the Trustees of 
passage of this act, William Redd, Abraham Greer, John Ed"^" 
High, Joel Hunt, William McVVhorter, John S. Penn, and Academy, 
James Brockman, and their successors in office, shall be, county,"" 
and they are hereby declared to be, a body corporate and a,"^""/'^'' 
politic, by the name and style of '' the Trustees of Brockman porated'"' 
United Academy in Greene County;" and the said trustees 
and their successors in office are hereby declared to be capa- 
ble and liable in law of suing and being sued, pleadijig _ 
and being impleaded, and to have and hold real and personal lAn" d.*" 
property for the use and benefit of said academy. ""'tyTc 

§ 9. And be it further enacted- That the said trustees and Vacancies, 
their successors in office shali have power to fill all vacan- 
cies which may happen in their board by death, resignation, 
or otherwise, and to make all necessary by-laws, rules, and May make 
regulations for the interest and government of said institu- &c'.'^^^^' 
tion; and for that purpose may have and use a common seal, Useacom- 
may appoint such officers as they may think proper, and re- and'a^'' 
move the same from office for improper conduct or neglect P"i'Hoffi- 
of duty : Provided, such by-laws, rules, and regulations be Proviso, 
not contrary to the constitution and laws of this State ; and 
that five of the aforesaid trustees shall be sufficient to form Five to 
a board for the transaction of the business of said institu- con^^riiutea 
lion. IRBY HUDSON, """'"'" 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 26th December, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



AN ACT to incorporate Arthur Academy, in Oglethoipe [No. 92.] 
County. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprcsen- 




36 ACADEMIES.— ] 826. 

the trustees of the free 
and required 
ly after the passage ot this act, liarnaoas Ar- to cause sua lo oe msiituted on tne Donds ol said trustees 
County, th'ur," John Townsend, Jesse "Bell, William Brigg, and of the poor schools, and said suit or suits shall be prose- 
i.niuina'ed i^mJnuel Zuber and their successors in office, shall be, and cuted in the name of the Trustees of the Free Schools for 
pwatt'd''"^' they are hereby declared to be, a body corporate, by the name the County of Gwinnett, and the money recovered or paid 
and style of" the Trustees of Arthur Academy in Oglethorpe over by said board of trustees of the poor school shall go 
County ;" and the said trustees are hereby authorized to have to, and form a part of, the free school fund. 
May use a and use'a common seal, and are hereby declared to be able § 4. And be it further enacted, That the trustees of the To have ; 
common ^.^j capable in law of suing and being sued, pleading and free schools for the county of Gwinnett shall be entitled piwCTs'as 
and'bT beinw impleaded, and to have and hold real and personal to all the privileges and benefits that the trustees of the Trustees of 
iioid'pro-'* property, for the use and benefit of said academy. poor schools were entitled to under the several acts esta- sciwoi. 

f'r'J- . § 2. And be it further enacted ty the authority aforesaid, blishing and regulating said poor schools, and they are au- 

vacuncies. ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^.^^ trustees and their successors in office shall thorized and required to draw on the Governor of said State 
have power to fill all vacancies which may happen in their for the time being, and his successors in office, at such times 
Tiiiee to board by death, resignation, or otherwise, and that three of as may be needed, the amount of money that the trustees 
.onstitutea ijjp jjfpj.(,gj^i^| trustees shall be sufiicient to form a board of the poor school would have been entitled. 

quorum. ^^^ the transaction of the business of said academy ; and §5. And be it further enacted, That the trustees of the To adopt ^ 
Appoint shall have power to appoint such officers, removable by free schools be, and they are authorized to adopt such mea- 5"^ tl'ie'p^du- 
officers. g^;j board for improper conduct or neglect of duty, and to sures as they may deem best calculated for the education of cation^of . 
Make by- pass such by-laws as may be necessary to carry the powers the youths in the county of Gwinnett ; and they are hereby said Coun- 
iavv3. hereby vested in them into full effect: Provided, svnih hy- empowered to use all lawful means to carry this act into effect. 'y- 
'^°^'° laws are not contrary to the constitution and laws of this State. ^ 6. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts Repealing 
EntitiMi to S 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, of laws militating against this act be, and the same are re- '^'''"''^' 
a portion of rpj.^). jj^g aforesaid academy shall be entitled to all the pro- pealed — any law to the contrary notwithstanding. 
ulyFia^f" visions of the second section of an act entitled An Act to dis- ^ IRBY HUDSON, _ 

tribute certain funds among the several counties in this Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

Stale, for the use of academies, and to provide a method of THOMAS STOCKS, 

obtaining further information concerning endowments here- President of the Senate, 

tofore granted— passed the twenty-third day of December, Assented to, 23d December, 1826. 
eighteen hundred and twenty-two, to which other academies G. M. TROUP, Governor. 

of^'said county are entitled. IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. AN ACT to incorporate Lonicera Academy, in Baldwin [No. 94.] 
THOMAS STOCKS, Cou7ity. 
\^^ President of the Senate. ,^^ .^ enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- TruMeescf 
Assented to, 22d December, 1.26. rov.rnor ^"'^^ "/ ^^*^ ^^^^^ «/ ^^«'*-^^'«' ''" ^^"^''"^ A^^m% met, ^^r.- 
^- ^^^- ^^'^'^^^ ' governor. ^^^^ .^ .^ ^^^^^^^ enacted by the authority of the same. That dem^y..;;' 

» -.T 1 i-,rri IT 1 TT, o 7 7 • j7 /^ ^ /- from aud immediately aftcr thc passago of this act, the aca- County, 

[No.93.] AN ACT to establish Free ScJiools m the County of ^^^^ .^^ g^j^^^..^^ J^^^^ ^^^^ l^^^^,^ ^^ ^^^ ,^^^^ ^^ Loni- '^^-^ 

Giomnett. ^^^^ Academy shall be known and called by that name ; porated., 

Trustees Beit enacted by the Senate and 1101196 of Representatives and that James Lamar, William W. Games, Benjamin H. 

to e°tabiith ^/ *^'^ -Sortie of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and if. Reynolds, James Bonner, and John A. Jones, and their 

Free "" ] is hereby enacted btj the authority of the same, That from successors in ofiice, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a 

fhe^comiiy and after the passing of this act, George M. Grisham, Isom body politic and incorporate, by the name and style of '' the 

of Givin- Williams, William j! Russell, Thomas^ VV, Alexander, Wil- Trustees of Lonicera Academy," and as such shall be capa- 

"*"■ ham Montgomery, Elisha W. Chester, .Tames McLure, ble and hable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be im- To sue and 

Robert S. Adair, and Reuben McLunge, be, and they are pleaded, and shall be authorized to make such by-laws and M^'fiy- 

hereby appointed a board of trustees, for the establishment regulations as may be necessary for the government of said iinvs. 

and government of free schools in the county of Gwinnett, academy ; Provided, such by-laws are not repugnant to the Proviso. 

Authorized and they are vested with powers to fill all vacancies that may constitution or laws of this State: and for that purpose may 

'."JL"" occur in their board from time to time : Provided, that the have and use a common seal, and appoint such officers as Use a com 

Proviso, concurrence of a mnjority of said board shall be necessary they may think proper, and remove the same Irom onice. j,;,,, ^p. ' 

for the transaction of any business. § 2. And be it further enacted. That the said trustees pm,,toffi- 

Required § 2. And be it further enacted. That each of the trus- shall be capable of accepting and being invested with all May iioid 

boiMi^and tees of the free schools for the county aforesaid shall, before manner of property, real and personal, all donations, gifts, P'ope'V- , 

Tp"g'^' '"they enter on the duties of their office, give bond and seen- grants, privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which may 

vernor. rity, to be approved of by the clerk of the Superior Court belong to the said institution, or which may hereafter be 

for said county, in the penal sum of one thousand dollars conveyed or transferred to them and their successors in of- 

each, and payable to his excellency the Governor, for the fice, to have and to hold the same, for the proper benefit and 

time being, and his successors in office, conditioned that behoof of the said academy. 

they discirarn-e their duties faithfully, as may be ascertained § 3. And be it further enacted, That when any vacancy Vacancies, 

by law, and as may seem in their judgment most conducive shall happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, of anyone 

to the education of the youths of the country. or more of the trustee." of said academy, the survivors or a 

Authorized § 3. Andbe it further enacted, That the trustees of said majority of them shall fill the same in such manner as may 

aJ%mu free schools be, and they are hereby authorized and re- be pointed out by the by-laws and regulations of the trus- 

<.i ihePoor qijired to receive from the board of trustees for the poor tees aforesaid. IRBY HUDSON, 

imi'i'hi" schools of said county, all sums of money drawn by said Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

r.'rovorina'^ bourd of trustees for the poor schools in said county, from THOMAS STOCKS, 

the same, the State, for the use of said poor schools, and not actually President of the Senate. 

disbursed in the education of said poor children; and on Assented to^ 23d December, 1826. 

failure or neglect to account for and pay over all sums of G . M. TROUP» Governor. 



ACADEMIES..^18-26. 



37 



io. 95.1 



Trustees of 
Lake Aca- 
tleniy, in 
Bibb Coun- 
ty, iiomi-' 
iiattd and 
jncoipo- 
ralfil. 



VVitli pow- 
er to vise a 
common 
seal, and do 
other acts. 

Vacancies. 



AN ACT to incorporate Lake Academy, in the County 
of Bibb. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Luke 
J. Morgan, Thomas Lundy, Henry Andulf, and Oliver H. 
Prince, and their successors, are hereby constituted a body 
corporate, by the name and style of "the Trustees of the 
Lake Academy," with the privilege to receive and hold any 
real or personal estate that may be necessary to the objects 
of the trust, and with the power, under the common seal, or 
under the hands of any three of the board, to do any lawful 
and constitutional acts which in their opinion may be best 
suited to promote the interests of the institution. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That if, by death, resig- 
nation, C4- otherwise, the trustees should be reduced to a 
numberless than three, the vacancies shall be filled so as to 
increase the board to that number, by the Inferior Court of 
Bibb county, for the time being—all other vacancies shall be 
filled by the board. 

I.RBY HUDSON, _ 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 22d December, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



shall happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, the same 
shall be filled by the remaining trustees : Provided, that a 
majority of all the trustees for the time being shall be ne- 
cessary to constitute a choice ; any law to the contrary not- 
withstanding. IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 27th December, 1826. ' 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No. 96. 



Academy 
Fund of 
Lowndes 
OouMly 
consolida- 
ted, and 
made a 
Poor 
School 
Fund. 



AN ACT to appoint Trustees for the Poor School 
Funds in Lowndes County, and to vest the Funds of 
the Lowndes County Academy in the same. 
The Poor -^^ ^'^ enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
School and tivcs of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly wet, and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That the 
poor school fund and the fund set apart for academical pur- 
poses for the county of Lowndes be consolidated, and the 
dividends which may hereafter be due the poor school, (and 
for) academical purposes for the county of Lowndes, be 
consolidated, and the dividends which may hereafter be due 
the poor school or academical fund of said county, be alto- 
gether a poor school fund for the county aforesaid. 
Trustees § 2. And be it further enacted. That Henry Parrish, 

aiid"Tncor- Lawrsuce Fulsom, Archibald Strickland, Jesse Carter, and 
porated. Samuel Knight be, and they are hereby appointed trustees of 
the Poor School Fund for the county aforesaid, with power 
to receive from the justices of the Inferior Court of said 
county, or all or any other person or persons who have, or 
may hereafter have or hold in their hands, any part of the 
academical fund ; and that said Henry Parrish, Lawrence 
Fulsom, Archibald Strickland, Jesse Carter, and Samuel 
Knight are hereby declared to be a body corporate, under 
Tiieirstyie. the name and style of" the Trustees of the Poor School Fund 
To sue and of the county aforesaid," with full power to sue and be sued, 
plead and be impleaded, in the name and style aforesaid, to 
hold pro|)erty and choses in action of all kinds. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That the trustees afore- 
said shall appoint a treasurer, who shall not be one of that 
body, and who shall give bond to the trustees aforesaid and 
their successors in office, in a sufficient sum to secure the 
amount to be placed in his hands, and for the faithful per- 
formance of the trust reposed in him. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That the children entitled 
to the benefits of the poor school fund of this State, by an 
benefits '''^ ^^*^ entitled An Act to alter and amend ar\ act passed 
hereof. the twenty-third day of December, eighteen hundred anrf 
twenty-two, to distribute the bank dividend, and other nett 
proceeds of the poor school fund among different counties 
in this State, shall receive the benefits of this fund, accord- 
ing to the manner pointed out in said act, so far as it does 
not militate against this act. 
Vacancies. § 5. And he it further enacted, That when any vacancy 



be .*ned, 
hold pio- 
perty, &;c. 

t?hall aiv 
point a 
Treasurer, 
who shall 
give blind 
and secu- 
rity. 



Poor chil- 
dren of said 
County en- 



AN ACT to alter and, amend an Act, passed ^/*e[No. 97.] 
twenty-second day of December, eighteen hundred and 
twenty-three, to cdter and, amend an Act, passed the 
twenty-third day of December, eighteen hundred and 
twenty-two, to distribute the Bank Dividends and other 
nett proceeds of the Poor School Fund among the 
different Counties in this State, so far as relates to the 
County of Franklin. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Trustees of 
the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is here- school 
by enacted by the authority of the same. That from and p"a"f,^°i^> 
after the passage of this act, the trustees of the poor school County to 

„ , ^ _' , ,~ , , , 11 -J make an- 

fund of Franklm county he, and they are hereby required nuai settle - 
to make annual settlements with the Inferior Court of the [^'le'lnfe-'*' 
county aforesaid, of their actings and doings as trustees rior Court. 
aforesaid up to the twenty-fifth of December last preceding 
such settlement. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That upon going into such shau pro- 
settlement, the trustees aforesaid shall produce all neces- vouchers to 
sary vouchers to establish the legal disbursement of the poor ^^^^^^^'^l 
school fund aforesaid under the act of the twenty-third De- burse- 
cember, eighteen hundred and twenty-tv/o, and the twenty- "'^ns. 
second December, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, of 
which this act is amendatory. And in case of a breach or in^|^«^e^"f 
violation of the duty enjoined by this act by any trustees, &c. their' 
he or they shall be sued on his "or their bo-id or bonds by 1^'^^''°^" 
the Inferior Court of said county, and the amount recovered 
thereon shall, after defraying necessary expenses, go to and 
become a part of the poor school funr-* of said county, as 
provided by the before-recited act. 

§3. And be it further enacted, That the trustees afore- ^ntstees ^^ 
said shall, and they are herebv rp<iuired to meet at the meet at the 
Court House in said county, qnarier-yearly, to wit : on the ^j"',;^'^ 
first Tuesdav in January, April, July, October, in each and qt.aner- 
every year.' Two of the a-uitees aforesaid shall form a 
quorum to "do business, but one of them may adjourn at a 
reo-ular meeting to some subsequent day, when a majority 
of'^the trustees do not attend the regular meetings afore- 
said, of which adiounin:'ent the secretary of the board of 
trustees, hereinafter to be appointed, shall give notice at 
the most public plices in said county. 

.S 4 And he if further enacted, That the trustees afore- To appoint 

V ^* -^'"^ "^ "J , . . ,, ... .1 ,„ a sub-trus- 

said shall and it is hereby especially enjoined upon tLem, to tee for each 
appoint a sub-tn;fetee for each and every militia district in "'i^a dis- 
said county, wb<?se duty it shall be to report at the regular His duties. 
or adjourned meetings of said board of trustees, the num- 
ber, names, and situation of the poor children in their seve- 
ral districts, and under the direction of the board, contract 
for find superintend the education of such as the board shall 
ao-ree to educate, upon which reports so presented the trus- 
tees shall act forthwith. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That the trustees aforesaid shaii ap- 
shall, immediately after the passage of this act, appoint a secretary 
treasurer and secretary to their board, neither of whom ^^,^^J'^^' 
shall be one of the trustees ; and shall require bond of their T'e^^s^rer 
treasurer, made payable to themselves or their successors bmfd'and 
in office, in a sum not exceeding double the amount of funds security. 
to be placed in his hands, or that may at any time be in the 
treasury of the board, with such security as shall be ap- 



38 



ACADEMIES.— 1836. 



Treasurer 
to make an 
annual re- 
port, ac- 
companied 
with 
vouchers. 



Accounts 
for tuition 



proved by said trustees, and such bond so taken shall be de- 
posited in the clerk's office of the Inferior Court of said 
county ; and upon a breach or neglect of the duties required 
of said treasurer, his bond shall be sued on before the In- 
ferior Court of said county, and such recovery had thereon 
as shall appear just. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer afore- 
said shall make an annual report to tlie trustees of the re- 
ceipts and disbursements on account of the poor school 
fund, at such time as the trustees shall require and direct, 
accompanied by such vouchers as shall be necessary to eluci- 
date and explain such report. 
Trustees to ^7. And be it further enacted, That the trustees shall 
book, and purchase sufficient bound books, to be paid for out of the 
w register P^^*" school fund, for the purpose of registering all proceed- 
theirVo- ings Under the requisitions of this act ; and the Secretary 
^ '""'■ herein before authorized to be appointed, shall attend all 
meetings of the board of trustees, and record and attest all 
their i)roceedings. 

§ §. And be it further enacted. That accounts for tuition 

irow'm'ade as contemplated by this act, shall be made out fairly, sworn 

**"'• to, and presented to the trustees at their regular or adjourned 

meetings, and shall be received or rejected by said trustees 

as to them shall seem fit and proper ; Provided, that upon 

How to be acknowledging such accounts as being reasonable and just, 

the trustees aforesaid shall give an order on the back of such 

proven accounts on their treasurer, directing him to pay 

the several sums sworn to, and in no other way than provided 

by this section, shall accounts as aforesaid be received and 

paid off. 

Trustees to §9. And be it further enacted, That the trustees afore- 

continue m j l n • • . • 

office dur- said Shall contuiue m office durmg good behaviour, but 
JTelfvioV, ^^^.^'> nevertheless, be removed by the Inferior Court, or a 
and nabie' majority of said Court, for a refusal or neglect of duty as trus- 
moved by ^^es aforesaid, and upon such removal shall turn over to their 
tbejnferior successorsin officc all moneys belonging to the poor school 
fund ot said county which may be in their hands at the time 
of such their i°moval ; and their successors in office upon re- 
ceiving monoys, as aforesaid from their predecessors, shall 
pay the same immediately to the treasurer of the board of 
trustees, 
conipensa- § 10. And be il further enacted. That the trustees afore- 
Tr"asurer ^^"^' ^^Y gi^^ theij treasurer and secretary a reasonable 
and secre- and moderate compensation for their services, out of the 
poor school fund. 

^,tv^on^ dT ^ ' ^ ■ ^"^ ^^ it further enacted, That all persons holding, 

t'a7nTn"gmo- o"" ^ho may hereafter hold and detain in their hands, any 

Poor°' '"' ""o^eys belonging to the poor school fund of the county 

School in aforesaid, contrary to the true intent and meanino- of this 

their hands, act, after the same shall have been demanded in "writing, 

shall pay interest on the same at ^he rate of twenty-five per 

cent, per annum, until such moneys held and detained as 

aforesaid shall have been paid. 

§ 12. And be it further enacted, T\)at the Inferior Court 
. of Franklin County, or a majority of said Conrt, be, and they 
are hereby authorized and required toVemove from office 
the trustees aforesaid at any time when they shall believe 
the public good to require it, or that the trustees aforesaid 
appear lukewarm and indifferent in the discbarge of their 
duties, and may take upon themselves the office and duties 
of trustees of the poor school fund of the county aforesaid, 
any thing in the ninth section of this act to the contrary not- 
withstanding. 

§ 13. And be it further enacted, That all laws or parts of 
laws militating against this act be, and the same are hereby 
repealed. IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 23d December, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



AN ACT to incorporate the Flat Shoal Academy, in 
the County of Jones. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and 
after the passing of this act, the academy in the county of 
Jones, now known and called by the name of the Flat Shoal 
Academy, shall be known and called by that namq ; and that 
Abner Davis, Jesse Cox, Peter Northern, Ichabod Cox, and 
Joshua B. Bateman, and their successors in office, be, and 
they are hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate, 
by the name and style of " the Trustees of the Flat Shoal 
Academy ;" and as such shall be capable and liable in law 
to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and shall be 
authorized to make such by-laws and regulations as may 
be necessary for the government of said academy ; Pro- 
vided, such by-laws are not repugnant to the constitution 
and laws of this State : and for that purpose may have and 
use a common seal, appoint such officers as they think pro- 
per, and remove the same from office for improper conduct 
or neglect of duty. 

§ 2, And be it further enacted. That the said trustees 
shall be capable of accepting and being invested with all 
manner of property, real and personal, all donations, gifts, 
grants, privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which may 
belong to said institution, or which may hereafter be con- 
veyed or transferred to them or their successors in office, 
to have and to hold the same for the proper benefit and be- 
hoof of said academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That when any vacancy 
may happen by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of the 
trustees of the Flat Shoal Academy, the survivors or re- 
maining trustees shall fill the same in such manner as shall 
be pointed out by the by-laws and regulations of the trus- 
tees aforesaid ; Provided, that nothing herein contained 
shall be so construed as to prevent the Senatus Academicus 
from the right of inspecting this institution as now pointed 
out by law. IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 30th November, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[No.98.j 



Trustees oi 
the Flat 
Phnal Aca- 
demy, in 
.lones 
County, 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 



Their style 

May sue 
and he 
sued 

Make by- 
laws,. &f. 
Proviso. 



May liold 
property, 
&c. 



Trustees 
when and 
how remo 
vabi' 



Repealing 

clause. 



AN ACT* to incorporate the Franklin Academy, in 
Upson County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and 
immediately after the passage of this act, the academy in 
Upson county, now known and called by the name of Frank- 
lin Academy, shall be known and called by that name ; and 
that Henry Kendall, jr., Andrew Hunt, Edward Holloway, 
Eaton Bass, and Alexander M. White, and their successors 
in office, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body politic 
and corporate, by the name and style of " the Trustees of 
Franklin Academy ;" and as such shall be capable and liable 
in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and 
shall be authorized to make such by-laws and regulations as 
may be necessary for the government of said academy ; Pro- 
vided, such by-laws are not repugnant to the constitution 
or laws of this'State : and for that purpose may have and use 
a common seal, appoint such officers as they may think pro- 
per, and remove the same from office for improper conduct 
or neglect of duty. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the said trustees shall be capable of accepting and 
being invested with all manner of property, real and personal, 

* See (No. 120) Act amended. 



[No. 99.] 



Trustees of 
Franklin 
Acarif-niy, 
in I'pson 
County, 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 



Their style. 

To sue and 
be sued. 



Make h}'- 

laws. 

i'joviso. 



U=e a coni- 
nioii seat, 
and ap- 
point offi- 
cers. 

May hold 

property, 
Ate. 



ACADEMIES.--1826. 



39 



Vacancies 
to be filled 
by llie 
Grand 
Jury. 



all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immunities wliat- and academical fund of said county, be altogether a poor 
soever, which may belong to said institution, or which may school fund for the county aforesaid. 

hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them, or their §2. And be it further enacted, That Howell Cobb, John Trustees 
successors in office, to have and to hold the same for the Walker, Robert Brown, Simeon^Taylor, and Kenaday Den- ?oTc"iv'' 
proper benefit and behoof of said academy. nard be, and they are hereby appointed trustees of the poor '!'« funds. 

§ S. And he it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, school fund for the county aforesaid, with power to receive 
That when any vacancy may happen, by death, resignation, from the commissioners or trustees of the academy of the 
or otherwise, of any of die trustees of Franklin Academy, the county aforesaid, or the Inferior Court, or all or any other 
Grand Jury of said county of Upson shall fill the same at person or persons who have or hereafter may have or hold 
such term of the Superior Court, and in such manner, as in their hands any part of the academical or poor school 
shall be pointed out by the by-laws and regulations of the fund ; and that the said Howell Cobb, John Walker, Robert Said Trus. 
trustees aforesaid. IRBY HUDSON, Brown, Simeon Taylor, and Kenaday Dennard, and their '*"*" ''"'^°'' 

iors in office, are hereby declared to be a body cor- ''"'^'"*"^' 
porate, under the name and style of " the Trustees of the Theirstyie 



Speaker of the House of Representatives, successors in office, are hereby declared to be a body 
THOMAS STOCKS, porate, under the name and style of " the Trustees of 



Assented to, 22d December, 1826 

G. M 



President of the Senate. Poor School Fund" of the county aforesaid, with full power 



TROUP, Governor. 



to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, in the name Tosue and 
and style aforesaid, to hold property and choses in action of I'^""^"^- 

— all kinds. S4;'- 

[No.lOO.] AN ACT* to amend the sixth section of an Act, en~ § 3. And be it further enacted, That the trustees afore- To appoint 

titled An Act to alter and amend an Act passed the said shall appoint a treasurer, who shall not be one of that fe^wh^"" 

twenty-third day of December, eighteen hundred and. body, and who shall give bond to the trustees aforesaid and *''"" »'^'^ 

twenty-two, to distribute the Bank Dividends and other their successors in office, in a sufficient sum to secure the secllrity.^ 

nett proceeds of the Poor School Fund, among the amount to be placed in his hands, for the faithful perform- 

different Counties in this State, passed twenty-second ance of the trust reposed in him. 

day of December, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, § '^' •^'^^ ^^ it further enacted, That the children entitled Poorchii- 

and also to amend the Act to distribute certain Funds ^^ ^.^f benefits of the poor school fund of this State by an act, ti;d"to"'lhe 

for the use of the several Academies in this State, entitled An Act to alter and amend an act, passed the ^^enems of 

passed twenty-third of December, eighteen hundred J^^enty-third day ot December, eighteen hundred and twenty- dated W 

ind twenty-two. *"^^; '^ ,^'f ^^"^^ '^f bank dividend and other nett pro- 

^ . ceeds ol the poor school fund among different counties in 

Trustees of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives this State, shall receive the benefits of this fund according to 

School of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met. That the manner pointed out in said act, so far as it does not mlli- 

w maife?e- ^^^'^ '^"^ ^^^®'' *^^ passage of this act, the trustees of the tate against this act. 

turns toiiie poor school fund shall, in future, in addition to their making § 5. And be it further enacted. That when any vacancy Vacanci«. 

"'""""■■ their annual returns to the SenatusAcademicus as prescribed shall happen by death, resignation, or otherwise, the same 



by the sixth section of the act aforesaid, also make the same 
Until such to his excellency the Governor ; and until such returns are 
niadertiit' made to the Governor, in all cases where money has already 

been distributed, or which may hereafter be distributed, withstanding, 
showing an accurate and clear disposition of the money ad- 
vanced, the Governor is hereby authorized to withhold any 
further distribution as required by the above-recited act. 



Governor 
to withhold 
further dis- 
tribution. 



Trustees 
not to be 
entitled to 



shall be filled by the remaining trustees ; Provided, that a 
majority of all the trustees for the time being shall be ne- 
cessary to constitute a choice ; any law to the contrary not- 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate 



§ 2. And be it further enacted. That the trustees of the Assented to, 26th December, 1826. 
several academies in this State shall not be entitled to their q^ jyj^ TROUP Governor. 

Imive'*'"" distributive share of the funds set apart and provided for 

said academies in last recited act, until they shall also, in AN ACT to incorporate the Jefferson Academy in the [no. 102.] 



share till 
such re- 
aurns are 
made. 



addition to the returns required to be made to the Senatus 
Academicus by said act, make a return to his excellency 
the Governor of the manner in which they have already dis- 
posed of moneys placed in their hands, and such as may 
hereafter come into their possession by virtue of said act, 
shall also be accounted for before they shall draw or re- 
ceive any further distribution under said act. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 22d December, 1826. 

G. M. 



County of JYewlon, and to appoint Trustees for tht 
same. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Trustees of 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is A(!ademy, 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That John L. ji^ Newton 
Graves, Josiah Perry, Thomas Johnson, Henry Lane,, and nonSed 
John Hodnett, and their successors in office, be, and they are pofated"^"^" 
hereby appointed and declared to be, a body corporate, by 
the name and undec'the title of" the Trustees of the Jeffer- Their title. 
son Academy, in the county of Newton," with the privilege May use > 
of using a common seal, and to be capable and liable in law sga""'°" 

TROUP, Governor. *^ ^"^ ."""'^ ^^ ^"^''' ^"^ *° ^^ ^"'^ perform all such matters s^Vand be 

and things as may be authorized by the constitution and fun- sued. 

A AT A rirr ■ rn /- 7 -r. damcutal regulations of said academy. 

[No.iOL] AJN AC 1 to appoint Frustees for the Poor School Fund § 2. And be it further enacted. That the trustees of said Adopt by- 

in Houston County, and vest the Fund of the Houston academy shall have power to adopt such by-laws and regu- '*""■ *''■ 

County Academy in the same. lations as may be necessary for its government and prospe- 

Tiie funds Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives ^^^^'' and to appoint and remove for improper conduct, or Appoint 

County^'"" of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met and it is n^gl^ct of duty, such officers as may be authorized by the ° '^^'^' 

veMedT^ Aere% enacted hy the authority of the same. That the P'^'^pc authority ; Provided, the regulations for the govern- ProTiso. 

the Poor poor school fuud, and the fund set apart for academical pur- "i^^it of said academy be not repugnant to the constitution 

lunT' poses for the county of Houston, be consolidated and the '^^^ laws of this State, and that nothing therein contained 

dividends which may hereafter by law be due the poor school ^'''*" ^^ ^° construed as to prevent a majority of the trustees a majority 

from acting in all oases, and to fill all vacancies that may oc- vaeandes. 

* See (No. 116) authorizing the Trustees to make return*, &c. cur in the board of trustees ; and j3rot5tdcd, dlso^ that nothing 



40 



ACADEMIES.— 1826. 



Notenti in this act shall be so construed as to entitle the trustees tivcs of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, Tx^sionot 
of ''the an'; aforesaid to apply for and receive any part or portion of the and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That uonai Hau 
nuaidivi- anpyal dividends that Newton county shall or may be enti- from and after the passage of this act, Alexander McDo- ^^'''^^g',"''' 

''®"''*°* - - - .. 1- of the funds set apart for nald, Obadiah Echols, Abram B. Dale, John Brovvnfield, cVumyT 

and Lavvson L. Holland be, and they are hereby appointed, ^'nJ]"^"'"'. 



May life a 
coiiimou 



uenus ui ,. i ii 1 

theCounty. tied to out of the nett proceeds 

Mayhoici the endowment ofcounty academies. ... 

property, f 3 j^^^ j^ If further enacted., That the said trustees and they and their successors m orhce shall, and they are poraieii. 

*"^ and their successors in office, shall be capable of accept- declared to be, a body corporate and politic, under the name 

inland beinw invested with all manner of property, real and style of "the Trustees of Constitutional Hall Aca- Their styu- 
arid personal^ all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and demy," with the privilege of using a comuion seal, 
immunities whatsoever, which may belong to the said insti- § 2, And he it further enacted. That said trustees, and ^^^^at ^_^^ 
tution, or which may hereafter be conveyed or transferred to their successors in office, shall be capable in law to sue and be 
them 'to have and to hold the same, for the proper benefit and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and shnll be author- "'^''• 
and behoof of said academy. ized to make such by-laws and regulations as may be ne- Matseby- 
Eiectionof k> 4. And be it further enacted, That elections of trus- cessary for the government of said academy, arnl for the "*""• 
Trustees. ^^^^ ^[^^ ^^i^gj, officers shall be held at such time, and in advancement of literature in the same : FromdcA, such by- 
such manner as may be prescribed by the by-laws and regu- laws be not repugnant to the constitution or laws -of this 
lations for the government of said institution— any law, State. 

usaif-e, or custom to the contrary notwithstanding. § 3. And he it further enacted. That said trusteea, and ^l^^^^^'^ 

'° ' IRFjY HUDSON, their successors in office, shall be capable of accepting and i.'c.'"^'^' 

Speaker of the House of Representatives, being invested with all manner of property, both real and 

THOMAS STOCKS, personal, all donations, grants, privileges, and immunities 

President of the Senate, whatsoever, which may belong to said institution, or which 

Assented to, 30th November, 1826. may hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them, to have 

G. M. TROUP, Governor, and to hold the same for the proper benefit and behoof of 

said academy. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 



[N0.103.] AN ACT to incorporate the Washington Academy, in 
the County of Bibb. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tloes of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met ^^^^^^^^ ^^d December, 1826 

and it is hereby enacted by the authority of i/ie same, Ihat ^ jyj_ TROUP Governor 

Needham Mims, John Lannr, Benjamin B. Lamar, David " '" ' 

co^mted'G. Worsham, and Henry G. Lamar, are appointed, and 



Trustees of 
Washing- 
ton Aca- 
demy, in 
Bibb Coun- 
ty, nomina- 



corporated. 



May sue 
and be 
sued. 



they and their successors in office shall be, and they are AN ACT* to add the Academy Fund to whicJi the County i^oAOb.} 
' ■ ■ ■ ' ?/" Baker is entitled to the Poor School Fund of said 

County, and fifty dollars seventy cents of the Poor 
School Fund to ichich the County of Early was enti- 
tled, for the years eighteen huiidred and twe7ity- 
five to the same, and to authorize the taking of the 
Census of sundry Counties in this State. 
Be it entcted hy the Senate and House of Representa- The .vca 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly 7m t, and it lo '^?'i„e""'' 
is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the fjai<e'' . 
money appropriated for the use of the academies of the seve- eniitieri 
ral counties in this State, so far as respects the county of j.'|'^'^''^J^^. 
Baker, be added to and become a part of the poor school s.hooi 
fund 01 said county. 

§ 2. And. be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, $50 to of 



hereby declared to be, a body corporate, by the name and 
style of " the Trustees of the Washington Academy, in the 
County of Bibb ;" and as such body politic shall be capable of 
suino- and being sued, and of doing other acts which may be 
necessary to the execution of the trust confided to them, 
Use a com- and for that purpose may have and use a common seal, ap- 
kTiTaif' point such officers as they may think proper, and remove 
point offi- xhem for misconduct or neglect of duty. 
Mayiioid § 2. And be it further cnactcd hy the authority aforesaid, 
^■operty, rpj^^^j. ^j^^ trustees shall be capable of accepting and holding 
all manner of property, both personal and real, and all be- 
quests, gifts, and donations, privileges and immunities what- 
soever, which may belong to said institution, or which may 
hereafter be made or transferred to them or their succes- 




Proviso. 



stitution and laws of this State, or the United States 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That should any vacancy happen by death, removal, or 
otherwise, of the trustees of the Washington Academy 
hereby established, it shall be the duty of the remaining 
trustees to fill such appointment: Provided, WvAiihe re- 
maining trustees consist of a majority of the whole board ; 
and in case there should not be a majority of the trustees, 
such vacancy or vacancies shall be filled by the Inferior 
Court of said county of Bibb, as aforesaid. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
'Assented to, 26th December, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[NO.I04.] AN ACT to incorporate Constitutinnal Hall Academy, 
in Jasper County, and to appoint Trustees for the same. 
Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 



tvv^enty-five, be added to, and become a part oi tne poor '''" *"■ '"'■ 
school fund of the county of Baker. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty Ti.einfe- 
of the justices or the Inferior Court ol the several coun- of new 
ties of this State, which have been created since the last J;|"^"/^'.',|!*^ '"' 
census was taken, or v»'hich ma,y hereafter be created and pei.^onsto 
organized, to appoint one fit and proper person in each bnl- sns*i,rthdr 
lation in their respective counties, to take a full and accu- ^jJlij^'^J^"" ' 
rate census or enumeration of the free white population — 
and the persons so appointed shall make tfieir returns to the 
clerk of the Inferior Court, within the time prescribed by 
the authority from whence they received their appointments. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That so noon as the census J;^'J''^i'^|';' 
or enumeration maybe taken, certified, and forwarded by the t,) the (;(1- 
Inferior Court to his excellency the Governor, such county J^J,','",!;'^;;,'^ 
or counties shall be entitled to draw sn equal portion, ac- tiosentitied 
cording to their white population, of the poor school fund, p'Jtrt'i'on'of'' 
appropriated for annual distribution among the several coun- ijj.'j^!^^'"'" 
ties of this State. Fnn.i. 

* See (No. 163) repealing part of this Act. 



ACADEMIES— 1826. 



41 



Conipensa- 
tioii of per- 
sons so ap- 
pointed. 



To ^\ip nnit 
l->e sufd. 



[No.ioe,] 



The Aca- 
demy Fund 
of Rabun 
County 
vested in 
tlie Poor 
School 
Fund of 
said Coun- 
ty. 



Persona 
Jiolding 
money lo 
pay the 
same to the 
Trustees. 



§5. And be it further enacted, Tha.t the persons appointed them or their successors in office, to have and to hold the 

to take the census or enumeration, shall receive the com- same. 

pensation, and be governed in the performance of their duty § 4. Andbe it farther enacted, That the trustees afore- 

by thn provisions contained in an act passed the tenth day said, and their successors in office, shall, and they are hereby 

of December, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, providing declared to be capable of suing and being sued, impleadinfr 

for taking the census of this State, except so much as mili- and being impleaded, and of uling all necessary and lawful 

tates against the provisions of this act. means for securing and defending any property, debts, or 

IRBY HUDSON, demands wh;ilsoever, which they may demand in rio-htof 

Speaker of the House of Representatives, said institution. ° 

TH0M4S STOCKS, § 5. And be it further enacted, That should any vacancy Vacancies. 

President of the Senate, happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of said 

Assented to, 27th December, 1826. trustees of said academy, it shall be fdled in such manner 

G. M. TROUP, Governor, as the remaining trustees may point out. 

" , . , , . § *^- -^'^^ ^^ ^^ further enacted, That the said trustees shnii ap- 

AN ACT* to add that part of the funds heretofore set shall have power to ap|)oint a treasurer, who shall give bond !;"'"|^ 

apart for the support of Comity Academies to the and approved security to the board for the time beintr, and wiul'shau 

Poor /School Funds, so far as respects the Countij of their successors in office, in such a sum as the trustee's mav f.'r!d Jexu- 

Rabun. deem advisable. ' lity- 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represcnta- § 7- And be it further enacted, Thcit all laws and parts Reptaiing 

lives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, of laws militating against this act be, and the same are here- •^'^"'^*- 

and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That by repealed. 

from and after the passage of this act, that all that part of IRBY HUDSON, 

the funds which have heretofore been set apart for the sup- Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

port of the county academy in the county of Rabun, be THOMAS STOUKS, 

added to, and become a part of, the poor school fund for President of the tienate. 

Rabun county, subject in every respect to the laws now in Assented to, 14th December, 1826. 

force on that subject. G. M. TROUP, Governor. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 

That any person or persons holding money in their hands 

under the before-mentioned act, is hereby bound when called AN ACT to incorporate Corinth Jlcademy, in Baldwin [no.108.] 
on to pay over the same to the board of trustees in said County 
county, for the use above mentioned — any law to the con- 
trary notwithstandincr. ' Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Trustees of 

IRBY HUDSON ^^^^^^ ^f '^'^ State of Georgia, in General Assembly met. Academy, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. ««^ '* ^^ ''^''^^V enacfed by the authority of the same. That }^;|;,^,'f^^'" 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 27th December, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



from and immediately after the passing ot this act, the aca- nominated 
demy in Baldwin county, now known and called by the name poraled"'" 
of Corinth Academy, shall be known and called by that 
name ; and that Edmund Brantley, Josiah Matthews, Henry 
Densler, Benjamin Dules, and James C. Watson, and their 
successors in office, be, and they are hereby declared to be, 
a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of " the 



[no. 107.] AN ACT to incorporate Oak Grove Academy, in the 

County of Morgan. ,^ ^ • a , , 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- ^r^isteesof Cormth Acadeiiiy; and as such shall be capable 

tii,es of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, '^'^^ '^^'^'^ '" \^'' ^o.^''^ ^",^ ^^^ '"^'^^ P'f^^ ^"^' ''^ implead- May .ue 

and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, f' '^"^ =^''^'' ^^ authorized to mak.- such by laws and regu- ;J^^'^' 

That John S. Fall, James Hitchcock, Edward W. Collier, ^^^'^"^ ^' '"'^^ ^^ necessary for the government of said Makeiy- 

Elijah Lovd, S. H. Gilmore, Benjamin Cameron, and Ar- ^c^f'e'^y ? Providcd,such by-laws are not repugnant to the p,^,;i,o. 

chibald Carlton, be, and they are hereby appointed trustees, constitution and laws of this State: and for that purpose may 

thev and their successors in office shall be, and are hereby '^^''^ ^"'' "'^ ^ common seal, appoint such officers as tliey I'-^eacmn- 

, r|,^ij^_ may think proper, and remove the same from office for im-^.i^ap."' 



Trustees of 
the O.-tk 
Grove Aca- 
demy, in 
Morsan 
County, 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 



Their 
name. 
May use a 
common 
seal. 

May appro- 
priate the 
funds, &c. 



May malve 
by-lavvii. 



Proviso. 



Hold pro- 
perty, &c. 



declared to be, a body corporate, by the name of" the 

tees of the Oak Grove Academy ;" with the privilege of using 

a common seal. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That t1)e trustees and their 
successors in office, or a majority of them, are hereby au- 
thorized and empowered to appropriate, in the manner they 
may think calculated to promote the interest of said institu- 
tion, and to erect suitable edifices for the promotion of lite- 



proper coniluct or neolect of duty. point and 

§ 2. And be itfurtJier enacted, That (he said trustees shall officers, 
be capalile of accepting and being invested with all manner pf^pg^^l*^ 
of property, real and personal, all donations, gifts, grants, &c. 
privileires, and immunities whatsoever, which may belong 
to said institution, or which may hereafter be conveyed 
or transferred to them or their successors in office, to have 



rature, all ironey and specialties belonging, or in any wise '^•'d to hold the same for the proper benefit awl behoof of 



appertaining to said institution. 

§ 3. And bs it further enacted. That the aforesaid trus- 
tees, and their successors in office, or a majority of them, 
are hereby authorized to make such by-laws and regulations 
as may h'^ necessary for the government of said academy ; 
Provided, such by-laws and regulations be not repugnantto 
the constitution and laws of this State : and that they be in- 
trusted with all manner of property, both real and personal, 
all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immunities what- 
soever, which may belong to said institution by virtue of this 
act, or which hereafter may be conveyed or transferred to 

* See (^^o. 118) vesting, incorporating certain Tnistces. 



said academy, 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That when any vacancy VacmcieB. 
may happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of 
the trustees of Corinth Academy, the survivors, or remain- 
ing trustees, or a majority of them, shall fill the same in 
such manner as may be pointed out by the by-laws and regu- 
lations of the trustees aforesaid. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 14th December, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



42 

[NO.109.] 

Trustees of 
Tioup 
County 
Academy 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 



Tlieiistyle. 



May sue 
and be 
sued. 
Make by- 
laws. 
Proviso. 



Use a com- 
mon seal, 
and ap- 
point offi- 
cers. 

May liold 
propel ly, 
&c. 



ACADEMIES.— 1821 



AN ACT to 'hicorporate the Trovp County Academy. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. 
That from and inimediately alter the passage ol this act, the 
Troup County Academy be known and called by that name ; 
and that Samuel Read, Richard A. Lane, Whitfield H. 
Sledge, Henry Rogers, and Charles L. Kennon, and their 
successors in oflice, be, and they are hereby declared to be, 
a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of " the 
Trustees of Troup County Academy ;" and as such shall be 
capable and liable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be 
impleaded, and shall be authorized to make such by-laws 
and reo-ulations as may be necessary for the government of 
said academy ; Provided, such by-laws are not repugnant 
to the constitution and laws of this State : and for that pur- 
pose may have and use a common seal, appoint such offi- 
cers as they may think proper, and remove the same from 
office for improper conduct or neglect of duty. 

§ 1. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the said trustees shall be capable of accepting and 
being vested with all manner of property, real and per- 
sonal, and all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and im- 
munities whatsoever, which may belong to said institution, 
or whi:h may hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them, 
or their successors in office, to have and to hold the same 
for the proper benefit and behoof of said academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the avthority aforesaid, 
That the trustees are authorized to fill any vacancy that 
may occur by death, resignation, or otherwise. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
'■ ' ' THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 26tb, 1827.' 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



incorporated in said county, shall pay over to the com- 
missioners of Blakely Academy one-half of the funds re- 
ceived by them for the use of their academy, or be subject 
to an action for the same in defaidt thereof, at the instance 
of the said commissioners of Blakely Academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That when any vacancy Vacancit^ 
may happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of 
the trustees of said academy, the survivors, or a majority of 
said trustees, shall fill the same in such manner as shall be 
pointed out by the by-laws and regulations of the trustees 
aforesaid. IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 24th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[No.iio.] AN ACT io incorporate the Blakely Academy, in the 

County of Early. 
Name of Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Rcpresenta- 
and"^™ere '''^^'^ rf ^^'^ State of Gedvgia, in General Assembly met, 
established, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
from and after the passage of this act, there shall be esta- 
blished at or near Blakely, in the county of Early, on lot No. 
155, in the 28th district, an academy, to be called and known 
Trustees of by the name of the ''Blakely Academy ;" and that John Dill, 
AMdemy Benjamin Collier, Benjamin Hodges, Julius Weaver, Hus- 
in i^ariy ' teus Stcedstill, and their successors in office, be, and they 
"""riated are hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate, by the 
name and style of "the Trustees of Blakely Academy;" and 
as such be capable and liable in law to sue and be sued, plead 
and be impleaded, and shall be authorized to make such 
by-laws and regulations as may be necessary for the go- 
vernment of said academy ; Provided, such by-laws are not 
repugnant to the constitution and laws of this State : and for 
Use a com- that purposo may have and use a common seal, appoint such 
and" an-'' officers as they may think proper, and remove the same from 
point offi- office for improper conductor neglect of duty. 

§ 2. And be itfurtlicr enacted, That the said trustees shall 
be capable of accepting and being invested with all manner 
of property, real and personal, all donations, gifts, grants, 
privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which may belong to 
said institution, or wiiich may hereafter be conveyed, appro- 
priated, or transferred to them, or their successors in office, to 
have and to hold the same for the proper benefit and behoof 
siiaii been- of Said acadeuiy ; and they shall be entitled to an equal share 
pquaisha*" of all moneys heretofoie or which may hereafter be appro- 

oi the Aca- priatcd to the academy or academies in said county, bv the 
4e<nyfuiid. J ^ • i o. , • • /• > ^ > > ^, 

laws of said State, appropriating funds for the benefit of 

academies ;. and the commissioners of the academy, already 



and incor- 
porated. 
May sue 
and be 
sued. 
Make by- 
laws. 
Proviso. 



Mav hold 

l-.io|Ki!y, 
Slc. 



AN ACT* to appoint additioncd Trustees for the 
Academy of Jefferson County, and to add a part of 
the Poor School Fund of the County to the Funds of 
that Academy ; eind to authorize the said Trustees to 
draw the dividends due the said Academy ; and also 
the funds added to the same hy this Act. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met. That 
Roger L. Gamble, Asa Holt, Ebenezer Bothwell, Benjamin 
Gobert, Samuel W. Robins, and Joseph Lowrey be, and 
they are hereby appointed trustees of the academy of Jef- 
ferson County, in addition to those already appointed. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That four hundred dollars of the poor school fund of the 
county of Jefferson, now in the treasury, shall be added to, 
and become a part of the funds of the Jeff'erson County 
AcadeiTiy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the trustees shall 
be entitled to draw from the treasury the dividend which 
has been declared in favourof the Jefferson County Academy, 
under the act of the legislature of eighteen hundred and 
twenty-two : also the four hundred dollars of the poor 
school fund which has been added to the funds of that 
academy by this act, any law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That the said trustees 
shall have power and authority to fill any vacancy that may 
occur in the said board by death, resignation, or otherwise, 
after the number shall have been reduced below five, and 
not before. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[NO.lU.i 



Six addi- 
tional 

Trustees ef 
the Acade- 
my in Jef- 
ferson 
County ap 
pointed. 

$400 of the 
Poor 
School 
Fund add- 
ed to the 
Academy 
fund. 

May draw 
tlieir Aca- 
demy Fund 
and the 
.'5400 frotii 
the Trea- ' 
sury. 



AN ACT to consolidate the Academical and Poor School [no.ii2.| 
Funds of the County of Dooly. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives The Ac;i- 
ofthe State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is Fund w 
hereby enacted by the authority cf the same, That from and ['°°[y 
after the passage of this act, the fund set apart and known addedio 
as the Academy Fund for the County of Dooly, shall no sd|,^,7^ 
longer be known as a fund for that purpose, but shall be Fund, 
attached to, and become a part of, the poor school fund for 
said county. 

S 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty Tiie Tnis- 
or the trustees oi said academy to pay over all moneys or Acadenjy 
other effects belonging to said academy into the hands of [jJJ'^^,"p^;'j^ 
the trustees of the poor school fund for said county, and by theTrus- 

^ ^ -I tees ot the 



* See (No. 150} rei ealiiig a part of this Act. 



Poor 
School. 



ACADEMIES.— 1827. 



them to be applied to the education of the poor, agreeable 
to the law already in force. 
Said Trus- § 3. And he it further enacted. That the trustees as 
*Traw"the aforesaid shall make application, and receive from time to 
from the ^^"^^ ^"^ moneys in the treasury, which may be set apart for 
Treasury, the Dooly County Academy. 

Repealing § 4. And he it further enacted, That all laws and parts 
uause. ^^ j^^^^ militating against this act be, and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
" Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 4th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



said captains' districts, in such manner as they, or a majority, 
may deem most equitable and just. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[no. 113.] AN ACT to amend an Act, entitled An Act to incor- 
porate the KnoxviUe Academy, in Crawford County. 

Trustees of Bc it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 

viUe^Aca-' '^"'*'^ of the State of Georgia ^ in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
Edward Barker, Hiram Warner, Jeremiah Harvey, Jesse 
Stone, and James Williams be, and they are hereby ap- 
pointed trustees of the Knoxville Academy ; and that any 

of them to three of said trustees shall constitute a quorum for the 

constitute a .,•/.,- 

transaction or busmess. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted, That whenever a vacancy 
shall happen by death, resignation, removal, or otherwise, 
the same shall be filled by the remaining trustees ; Pro- 
vided, that a majority of the members present shall be 
necessary to a choice. 

§ 3. And he it further enacted, That the said trustees 
tersand're- shall have power to appoint a secretary, treasurer, and sucii 
inovetheni. other officers as they shall deem necessary ; and shall re- 
quire of such officers bond and security, in such sum as they 
think proper ; and shall have power to remove all such 
officers, and appoint others in their stead, when in their 
judgment the interest of the institution may require it. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That all laws or parts of 
laws repugnant to, or militating against, this act be, and 
the same are hereby repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 17th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



demy ap- 
pointed. 



Any three 



quorum. 
Vacancies. 



May ap- 



Repealing 
clause. 



Ino.114.] 



Two addi- 
tional 

Trustees of 
the Pour 
Schools iu 
Ware ap- 
pointed. 



Vested 
with equal 
powers 
with the 
others. 

Said Trus- 
tees to esta- 
blish Dis- 
trict 
Schools, 
and appor- 
tion the 
funds. 



AN ACT to appoint two additional Trnstees of the Poor 
School Fund of the County of Ware, to establish 
School Districts, and to apportion the Poor School 
Fund among said Districts. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same., That 
William Smith and Jeremiah Johns be, and they are hereby 
appointed trustees of the poor school fund of the county of 
Ware, in addition to those already appointed by an act en- 
titled An Act to appoint Trustees for the Poor School Fund 
for the County of Ware, and to vest the funds of the Ware 
County Academy in the same. 

§ 2, And he it farther enacted, That the said William 
Smith and Jeremiah Johns be, and they are hereby vested 
with the same and equal power and authority of the trus- 
tees appointed by the before-recited act. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That the trustees of the 
poor school fund of Ware County, shall have power to es- 
tablish schools for the benefit of poor children in each 
captain's district, and apportion the poor school fund among 

F2 



AN ACT to incorporate Rock Spring Academy, in 
Monroe County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and It IS hereby enacted by the authoriiy of the same. That 
from and iinmediatdy after the passage of this act, the aca- 
demy in Monroe county, now known and called by the name 
of Rock Spring Academy, shall be known and called by that 
name; and that Jeptha Hill, John Finch, and Harris John- 
son, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby 
declared to be, a body politic and corporate, by the name 
and style of" the Trustees of Rock Spring Academy ;" and 
as such shall be capable and liable in law to sue and be sued 
plead and be impleaded, and shall be authorized to make 
such by-laws and regulations as may be necessary fur the 
said academy ; Provided, such by-laws be not repugnant to 
the constitution and laws of this State : and for that'purpose 
may have and u^e a common seal, appoint such officers as 
they think proper, and remove the same from office for im- 
proper conduct or neglect of duly. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the snid trustees 
shall be capable of accepting and being invested with all 
manner of property, real and personal, all donations, gifts, 
grants, privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which may 
belong to said institution, or which may hereafter be con- 
veyed or transferred to them or their successors in office, to 
have and to hold the same for the proper benefit and behoof 
of said academy. 

§ 3. And he it further enacted. That when any vacancy 
may happen by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of 
the trustees of Ro ;k Spring Academy, the survivors or re- 
maining trustees shall fill the same in such manner as shall 
be pointed out by the by-laws and regulations of the trus- 
tees aforesaid. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[No.n,5. 



Trustees of 
the Rock 
Spring 
Academy, 
in Monroe 
County, 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 



Their style. 



May sue 
and be 
sued. 
Make by- 
laws. 
Proviso. 

Vse a com- 
mon seal, 
and ap- 
point offi- 
cers. 

May hold 
properly, 



Vacaneies. 



AN ACT for the relief of the several Counties in this 
State, in ivhich the Commissioners of the Poor School 
Fund shall have failed to 7nake their returns in con- 
formity with the law. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
That in all cases where the truslees of any poor school funds 
in this State shall have failed to make their returns in terms 
of the law in such cases made and provided, they shall be al- 
lowed to make returns for the ensuing year, embracino- re- 
turns for the past years, and that thereupon they shall be en- 
titled to receive such sum as they would have been entitled 
to. if they had made their returns reijularly. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives 
THOMAS S'l'OCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 21st, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



fNo.iie.] 



Trustees of 
iiip Poor 
School 
Fund who 
have failed 
to malce re- 
turns, enti- 
tled to dj 
so, and 
draw their 
money. 



44 



ACADEMIES.— 1827. 



[N0.117.] 



Pieamble. 



Trustees of 
ilie Poor 
School , 
Fund of 
Taliiall 
Comity to 
judijeof the 
(juaiifica- 
lioii of 
children, 
williout re- 
ference to - 
Uie fax paid 
by their pa- 
rents. 

Said Trus- 
tees to ap- 
point a 
Teacher in 
each Cap- 
Iain's dis- 
trict. 

Repealing 
clause. 



AN ACT to amend an Act, entitled An Act to appoint 

Trustees for the Poor School in Tatnall County, and 

vest the funds of the Tatnall County Academy in the 

same. 

Whereas, there are many persons owning property to a 
very considerable amount, which property by law is not 
taxable ; and whereas, the trustees of the poor school fund 
are compelled to admit, by the present law, the children of 
such persons to all the benelits and privileges of said fund ; 
Therefore, 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa' 
lives, in General Assembly met, and it is lurehy enacted by 
the authority of the same. That from and after the passage 
of this act, it shall be allowed to the trustees of the poor 
school fund in the county of Tatnall to judge of all children 
who may be presented, whether they may be entitled to the 
benefits of said fund, without reference to the amount of 
tax which the parents of such children may pay. 

§ 2. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of 
the trustees of the poor school fund in the county of Tatnall, 
to appoint a teacher in each captain's district in said county, 
and to fill such vacancies as may occur by death, resignation, 
or otherwise. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts 
of laws militating against the same be, and they are hereby 

repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 18th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



the aforesaid funds withheld or detained by any person or 
persons, who may now have or have had the same in their 
hands or control. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That in case of a vacancy Vacancies. 
in said board of commissioners, by death, resignation, or 
otherwise, the same shall be filled by the remaining mem- 
bers of said board. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[N0.118.] 



Said Act 
repealed. 



Free 

School and 
Academy 
Fund of 
Kabun 
Couiily 
vested in 
certain 
Commis- 
sioners 
named. 



Persons 
holding 
funds to 
jiny oyir 
t'.ie sanie. 

r^nirt Com 
niissioner: 
incorpora- 
ted. 

Their cor 
pmaie 
jjowers. 



AN ACT to repeal an Jlct, entitled An Jkt to add that part 
of the funds heretofore set apart for the support oj Coun- 
ty Jlcadcraies to the Poor School Funds, so far as respects 
the County of Ruhun, passed the 27th December, 1826, 
and to appoint commissioners for the purpose of applying 
the Poor School and Academy Funds of said County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
the above-recited act be, and the same is hereby re- 
pealed. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority of the same. 
That the irae school and academy funds for said county be, 
and the same is hereby vested in the hands of Luallen Gil- 
liland, Tilmim Powell, James Dillard, Samuel Beck, and 
Edward Coffy, who shall form and constitute a board of 
commissioners, for the purpose of applying the aforesaid 
funds to the uses and objects contemplated by the acts of 
the General Assembly, in relation to the support of free 
schools and county academics, the said commissioners ap- 
plying said funds respectively to each of the aforesaid insti- 
tutions, according to their respective amounts appropriated 
by law to each, as they in their discretion shall deem most 
conducive to the interest of said free school and county 
academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the person or per- 
sons in whom any of the funds of said free school or acade- 
my may now be, or into whose hands the same may at any 
time heretofore have passed, be bound to pay over the same 
- to the before-mentioned commissioners ; and the said com- 
missioners are hereby created a body politic, and capable 
in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, have a 
common seal, and possess all the powers of a body corpo- 
rate, and especially authorized to sue for and recover any of 



AN ACT to regulate the Poor School Fund in the [no.ii9.j 
Counties of Hancock and Burke. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hoxise of Representa- The infe- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, of"ffan"" 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That ^nck and] . 
on the first Monday in January of each year after the pas- miany to 
sage of this act, or so soon thereafter as may be convenient, ^pp"'"' 
the Inferior Court of said counties shall appoint one com- missioner 
niissioner of the poor school fund in each district in said distriw'^ 
counties, from each of whom the said court shall take bond "'hoshaii 
with good and sufiicicnt security for the faithful dii^charge of aird'^secu 
their duty as commissioners aforesaid; and the said court ",'[;,g" 
shall immediately on receiving such bond, place in the hands I'^nds they 
of said district commissioners the amount of poor school uieCmuis'^*^ 
funds to which said counties may be entitled for the year, in 
such proportions as in the opinion of said court may best pro- 
mote the education of the poor of said counties, 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Commis- 
That it shall be the duty of said district commissioners to reu'toaii 
render an account of their actings and doings to the iustices "'^'^"unt 

" ~ J oiicG in 

of said court, once in four months ; and it shall be the duty of four 
said justices to lay before the Senatus Academicus, annually, """"''^• 
a full and fair statement of their proceedings under and by 
virtue of this act. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, The Poor 
That all the poor school fund to which the said counties Fnnd to 
have been or may be entitled, shall be paid over to the jus- {'|^|*,^„„,, 
tices of the Inferior Court of said counties, and that their the hands 



drafts on the Governor from time to time shall be his author- riorCourr 
ity for the payment thereof. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Ropeaiip^ 
That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act "^ '''"'*^' 
be, and the same are hereby repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Re[)resentatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 24th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



xVN ACT to amend an Act to incorporate the Franklin [no.130,j 
Academy, in Upson County. 

Whereas the act passed at the last session of the Legis- Preamble, 
lature to incorporate the Franklin Academy in Upson 
County, has the name of Andrew Hunt named as one of the 
trustees of said academy ; and whereas it was intended to 
appoint Anderson Hunt a trustee of said academy, and not 
Andrew Hunt ; 

Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Re- J,!'!^"^'"^ 
presentatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly son Hunt 
met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, coneacd. 
That Anderson Hunt be and he is hereby appointed a trus- 
tee of the Franklin Academy in Upson County, and all acts 
done by him heretofore as a trustee of said academy be, and 



ACADEMIES.— 1827. 



4he same are hereby declared valid and legal to all intents 
and purposes ; any law to the contrary nolwilhstanding. 

IRBY HUDt^ON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS SI OCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 17th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[N0.121.] 



The Siifi- 
' rifts of /ip- 
pling, 

Jrvvin. and 
IVare 
Counties to 
advertise 
andsell lots 
10 and 100 
in tlie seve- 
ral districts 
of said 
Counties. 



To pay 
over ilie 
proceeds of 
sale 10 the 
Treasurer, 
to belong to 
the Poor 
School 
Pund. 
Repealing 
clause. 



AN ACT to sell and dispose of Lots No. Ten and One 
Hundred in the several districts, in the Counties of 
Appling, Irwin, and Ware, reserved hy the Lottery 
Act, passed the \5th day of December, eighteen hun- 
dred and eighteen, for the education of poor children. 
Be it enacted hy the Senate an^ Hou&c of -EuififesenifL- 
lives of the State of Georgia-, in General As&C7nbly met, 
and it is hereby enacted iy the anthority of ike same., 'i'bat 
the slieritls of the counties of Appling, Irwin, and Ware be, 
and tiiey are hereby authorized and required to advertise 
and expose to sale, lots number Ten and One Hundred in 
the several districts in said counties, in the manner and un- 
der the restrictions that are prescribed by an act entitled 
An Act to sell and dispose of the fractional parts of surveys 
of land which remain unsold in the counties of Walton, &c, 
§ 2. And he it further enacted, That the sheriffs aforesaid 
shall pay over and deposite with the treasurer of said State, 
the proceeds of the sale of said lots, to be by him annexed, 
and become a part of the poor school fund. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of 
laws militating against this act be, and the same are hereby 
repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[N0.122.] ^-^ ^CT to amend an Jlct entitled An Act to incorpo- 
rate Philomathia Academy, and to op^^int other Co?n- 
missioners therein named, 

ii'berf"^ °^ ^^ '^ '^'^^^^'^^ ^'11 *^^<^ Senate and House of Representatives 
County of the State of Gei.r^ia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, TJiat Wiley 
Thompson, John A. Heard, Jeptha V. Harris, Thomas 
Jones, and Richard Fortson be, and they are hereby ap- 
pointed tr usfees of Elhert County Academy. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted, That from and after the 
passing of this act, whenever any vacancy may happen in 
said board of trustees, it shall and may be lawful for tlje re- 
maining trus-tees, together with their secretary, or a major- 
ity of them, immediately to proceed to fill such vacancy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That so much of the fifth 
section of the before-recited act as militates against this act 
be, and the same is hereby repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
. ^ President of the Senate. 

Assented to, 1 9th December, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 

[NO. 133.] AN ACT to authmize the Commissioners of the Wash- 
ington County Academy, to raise by Lottery the sum 
of ten thousand Dollars for tJie promotion of said 
Academy. 

_ Be it enacted by the Senate and Home of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met. 



Academy 
appointed. 



Vacancies. 



Fifili sec- 
lion of 
said ;ict re 
pealed. 



45 

is to say, Frederick Cullens, Silas Floid, Velay S. Townsly to raise by 
Frankim Rutherford, Wiley W. Cullens, John McCray, «& 
Morgan Brown, Phillip T. Schley, and Isham H. Saflold, ' ' 
and their successors in c fiice, or a majority of them, be, and 
they are hereby authorized to raise by lottery the sum ol ten 
thousand dollars for the benefit of sa'id academy. 

§ 2. Avd he it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Said Com- 
J liat the aloresaid commissioners, or a majority of them and "''°^'™e'8 
their successors in office, or a majority oi them, are hereby Mn™" 
appointed commissioners to superintend and conduct said s'am lo" 
lottery ; and the said commissioners, or a majority oi them "^'y- 
are hereby authorized to divide said lottery into as many sepa- 
rate schemes or drawings as in their judgment shall best pro- 
mote the interest of said academy ; and all sums of money Money 
which shall or may be raised under or by virtue of this act ''-^i^ed 
I'r^^ul rorrin.ssioners, after defraying the expenses of said lI'^lT 
lottery, shali bc-fcy-.^d con,„nssioners applied to and for the ''""^- • 
use of said academy, any law to iLo ..nt.,,y notwithstanding. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
bpeaker of the House of Representatives 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

Pi-esident of the Senate. 
Assented to, December J 9th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 

AN ACT to incorporate Amsden Academy, on Williams [no.I24.] 
Creek, m the County of Warren, and to appoint 
Frusteesfor the same. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Trustees of 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is ^catmy 
liercby enacted by the authority of the same. That Solo- I" '^^^''^n 
mon Lockett, Thomas Persons, Joseph Hill, Henry Heath, -Sed 
Jethro Harden, Reuben Rogers, and Edwin Baker," be, and pomer" 
they are herel)y declared to be, a body corporate, by the name 
and style of '^'Uie Trustees of the Amsden Academy in War- Wafull'a 
ren County ;" with the privilege of using a common seal. ^'^'"1""°" 

§ 2. Arid he if further enacted. That the aforesaid (rus- Wav appro- 
tees and their successors in oflice, or a majority of them, are S &c 
hereby authorized and empowered to appropriate, in a man- 
ner they may think best calculated to promote the interest of 
the aforesaid institiiticn, and to erect a suitable edifice for 
the promotion of literature, all moneys and specialties be- 
longing, or m anywise appertaining to said institution. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid trus- May make 
tees, and their .successors in oflice, or a majority of them, are ''^■"'"'" 
hereby authorized and empowered to make such by-laws and 
regulations as they, or a mt.jority of them, may deem neces- 
sary for the government of said academy; Provided, such Proviso, 
by-laws and re^-ulations be not repugnant to the consti- 
tution and laws of this State : and that they be intrusted Hold pro- 
with all manner of property, both real and personal, all do- f""^- 
nations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immunities, by virtue of 
this act, or which may hereafter be made, conveyed, or 
transferred to them or their successors in oflSce, to have and 
to hold the same for the use aforesaid. 

§ 4. And he it further enactcd^Thatihe trustees aforesaid, To sue and 
and their successors in office, shall be capable of suing and ''''""'• 
being sued, plead and being impleaded, and of using all 
necessary and lawful means for securing and defending the 
property or demands in right of said instUution. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted. That should any vacancy Vacancy, 
happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, in the board of 
trustees, the remaining trustees, or a majority of them, shall 
fill such vacancy as they in their wisdom may think proper. 

§ 6. And he it further enacted, That the aforesaid trus- Maveiecia 
tees are vested with the privilege of electing a treasurer, who 'J'' 

cIiqH rr;,7/5 U«..,l ,..;*U .1 !,__ , .1 ... , ."I 



Conimis- 



<nf 



Acnd.'n'T 7^ ^^ ^"* ^'^^^^^ enacted by the authority of the same, That 
authorized the Commissioners of the Washington County Academy, that 



shall give bond with approved security to the said board of give S 

rily. 



trustees for the time being, and their successors in office, in '^"^ ^'^"" 



Whatever sum they may deem advisable for the faithful dis- 
charge of the duties reposed in him. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this act 



46 



ACADEMIES.— 1827. 



Said Aca- shall be so construed, as to dissolve the affinitive relation be- 
nStoUie tvveen said institution and the Senatus Academicus -of this 
Seiiatu3 State ; but the same shall be construed as amenable to, and 
^'s*'*^""' entitled to participate in all the advantages now by law de- 
rived from the same. 
Repealing § 8. And be it further enacted. That all laws militating 
*'*"*^' against the provisions of this act be, and they are hereby re- 
pealed. 
^ IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 18th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[N0.125.] AN ACT to incorporate the Lafayette Hall Aondcny, 

in the CounUi of O, cent. 
Trustees of jgg n enacted hy the Henate and House of Representa- 
riyeue tims of '.''t; -S^^'e of Georgia, in General Assembly met. 
Hall Aca- ^^j^ n ig hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
cSe'" Thomas Winston, Lodowick Alfred, John Park, Julius C. 
Snated Alfred, and William T. Walker, areap|)ointed, and they and 
and ini^or- jj^gjj. yuccessors in office shall be, and they are hereby de- 
purated. ^^^^.g^j ^^ ^^^ ^ j^^^y corporate, by the name and style of 
" the Trustees of the Lafayette Hall Academy, in the County 
of Greene;" and as such body politic, shall be capable of 
May sue suing and being sued, and of doing other acts which may 
'"ed!"^ be necessary to the execution of the trust confided in them. 
Use a com- and for that purpose they may have and use a conmion seal, 
TnTap-^'' appoint such officers as they may think proper, and remove 
point offl- them for misconduct or neglect of duty. 
May hold § 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
Fn-opeity, ,j,|^j^^ ^.jjg trustees shall be capable of receiving and holding 
all manner of property, both real and personal, and all be- 
quests, gifts and donations, privileges and immunities what- 
soever, which may belong to said institution, or which may 
hereafter be made or transferred to them or their succes- 
Maiceby- sors in office ; are hereby authorized to make such by-laws 
Proviso, and regulations as they may deem expedient : Provided, 
such by-laws and regulations be not repugnant to the con- 
stitution and laws of this State, or of the United States. 
Vacancies. § 3, And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That should any vacancy happen by death, resignation, or 
otherwise, of the trustees of the Layfayette Hall Academy 
hereby established, it shall be the duty of the remaining 
Proviso, trustees to fill such vacancy : Provided, the remaining 
trustees consist of a majority of the whole board ; and in 
case there should not be a majority as aforesaid, such vacancy 
or vacancies shall be filled by the inferior Court of said 
., , coi^nty. 
Said insii- § 4. Aiid be it further enacted, That nothing in this act 
mWe"to't'he ^hall be so construed as to dis-olve the affinitive relations 
Penatus between said institution and the Senatus Academicus of this 
Ac^derm- g^.^^^ . ^ut the same shall be construed as amenable to, and 
entitled to participate in all the advantages now by law de- 
rived from the same. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
S[)eaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 21st, 1827. 

JOHlN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[N0.126.] AN ACT toknj of the County of Jachon into School 

Districts, and to vest the Free School and Academy 

Funds in certain Commissioners to be appointed for 

said Districts, and to incorporate the same. 

The Coun- J]e it enacted by the Senate and Hovse of Representatives 

sondivi'ded of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 

*>"" eleven ^f ^g hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 



from and after the passage of this act, the county of Jack- 
son shall be divided into eleven school districts, and the said 
districts shall have the same limits of, and be distinguished 
by, the present captains' districts in said county. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That each district afore- Five Com- 
said shall have five commissioners appointed in the follow- appomted* 
ing order :— in Captain Gathright's district, Joseph Davis, "ireach , 
Thomas Neblack, and Augustus J. Brown, shall act in con- '''"""' ^ 
cert with those already appointed in said district; and when 
their number shall be reduced under five, that number shall 
be supplied in such manner as shall be hereinafter named: 
in Ca|jtain Storey's, Joseph T. Cunningham, Henry John- 
son, James Price, Thomas Brooks, and Samuel Knox : in" 
Captain Bowen's district, James Sisson, John Carmical, 
Simeon Culpeper, Francis Baity, and Alexander Batchelor: 
in captain Burns's district, Shadrick Hogan, James Hamp- 
ton, John Wilson, Ambrose Yarborough, and William Jegg: 
in Captain Rogers's district, John Borders, Claiborn Snnth, 
Thomas C. Barron, Jesse Harris, and John Stovall : in 
Captain Staples's district, John G. Pittman, James Smith 
Thomas Johnson, John W. Glenn, and Russel Jones : in 
Captain Morris's district, John Williamson, William Potts, 
Robert B. Hampton, James Montgomery, and William 
Orr : in Captain Parr's district, William Parks, Baler Moon, 
Levi Lowry, James R. McCu.skey, and Asa Varnum : in 
Captain George's district, John Leary, Joseph Landrum, 
Richard Penticost, Green Stead, and Elijah Lay : in Capt. 
Camp's district, Beriman Camp, Peter McMuUen, Robert 
Kirkham, Dihnus Lilo, and Jonathan Betts : in Captain 
Venable's district, Tnunan Kellog, Robert Venable, John 
Randolph, Ciiarles Price, and Jacob Brasetton, jr. And if 
either of said trustees should refuse to accept his appoint- Vacaneie* 
ment, or resign after having accepted the same, his vacancy 
shall be filled by a majority of the remaining trustees of the 
district to which he belonged. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That said trustees shall in said Trus- 
their respective districts organize and establish one or more 'eestoesta- 
schools, as a majority oi them in tneir discretion think proper Schools in 
for the education of poor children; and said truslecs from tri« **'*^ 
all the districts, or a majority of them, shall meet at the Court '^" "^eet at 
House in the county aforesaid annually, on the second Mon- pimisean- 
day in January, for the purpose of electing a treasurer, ^^^|}/^ 
whose duty it shall be to give bond and security in such Treasurer, 
sum as said trustees may think necessary for the faithful ghebond 
performance of such duties as may be prescribed by said ^""^ ^^^u- 
tnistees ; and said trustees shall have power to regulate and Prescribe 
prescribe the manner in which the funds in his hands shall In^vh^ch*' 
be kept and paid out ; and said trustees, at the meeting afore- f^'n^is to be 
said in each year, after having elected their treasurer as p.-Jd out. 
aforesaid, shall cause a full return to be made to the Senatus f^'^'^V*^."., 
Academicus, including a fair statement of the receipts and senams 
expenditures of the funds in each district, as well for the ^i"'^'^'"' 
academies in said county, the number of scholars, designat- 
ing their ages and sexes, educated in each district, as also at 
the academies in said county, the state and condition of the 
academies, the number of scholars both male and female, 
and such other information as they may think proper. 

§4. And he it further enacted, That the academy andxheAca- 
poor school funds, to which said county is now or may p^,'"^^ ''"'' 
hereafter be entitled, shall be equally divided between the School 
trustees of each district as aforesaid ; and the poor school pql"aiiy'di- 
funds shall be exclusivelv applied to the education of poor ^'''"^ , 

.* .^ ' . ' anioii^ the 

children in the several districts aforesaid ; and the academy Trustees. 
funds shall be applied to such incorporated academies, male plig^^^ ■ 
and female, in said county, providing for teachers or houses 
for the same, as a majority of all the trustees of the several 
districts may think proper. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted. That the person or per- Persons 
sons in whose hands any of the academy or poor school 'j'll'^'ino- 
funds belonging to said county may now be, or may here- n.^ystopay 
after come into their possession, shall be bound to deliver same to*^the 

Trustees. 



ACADEMIES.— 1827. 



47 



covering 
the same. 



and pay over the same to the trustees, in pursuance of this 
Modeofre- act; arid in case such person or persons shall refuse or fail 
to do the same, said treasurer shall have right to sue said 
person in his own name, for the use of said trustees, for such 
withheld funds ; and said action shall proceed without any 
other requisite than a certificate of his election from a ma- 
jority of said trustees. 
Treasurer § 6. And he it further enacted^ That the treasurer afore- 
fair book o^' ^^'"^ shall keep a fair book of record of all his proceedings 
poceed- ° of the academy and poor school funds, subject to the in- 
"'S^' spection of the trustees aforesaid, or any one of them, when- 

ever called on. 
*■ IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



AN ACT to appoint Trustees for the Poor School Fund 
in the County of Irwin. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it 
is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That Isaac 
Stephens, Jacob Young, William Bradford, Daniel Mac- 
Duffie, and Nathaniel Gronts, be appointed trustees of the 
poor school fund for the county aforesaid, with ilill power 
to receive of the commissioners or trustees of the academy 
of the county aforesaid, and from the treasury of the State, 
money now belonging to, or hereafter to belong to, the poor 
school and academical funds of said county ; and that the 
said Isaac Stephens, Jacob Young, William Bradford, 
Daniel MacDuffie, and Nathaniel Gronts, and their succes- 
sors in office, are hereby declared to be a body corporate, 
under the name and style aforesaid, to hold property and 
choses in action of all kind. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That the trustees afore- 
said shall appoint a treasurer, who shall not be one of the 
trustees aforesaid, and who shall give bond to the trustees 
aforesaid, and their successors in office, in a suflicient sum 
to secure tiie amount to be placed in his hands for the faith- 
ful performance of the trust reposed in hifn. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the children entitled 
to the benefit of the poor school fund of this State, by an act 
to alter and amend an act passed the twenty-third day of 
December, eighteen hundred and twenty-two, to distribute 
the bank dividend and other nett proceeds of the poor school 
fund among the different counties in this State, shall receive 
the benefits of this fund according to the manner pointed 
out in said act, so far as it does nof militate against this act. 
Vacancies. ^ 4, ^yjj j^ {f further enacted. That when any vacancy 
shall occur by death, resignation, or removal without the 
county, of any of the trustees of said poor school fund, the 
Proviso, same shall be filled by the remaining trustees: ProrAded, 
that a majority of the votes of all the trustees for the time 
being shall be necessary to constitute a choice : any law to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, U'.27. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 

[no. 130.] AN ACT to incorporate the Locust Grove Academy, in 
Wan en County, and to appoint Trustees for the 
same. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it 
is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from 



[no. 127.] 



Persons ap- 
poiiiied to 
receive the 
Poor 

School and 
Academi- 
cal Fund of 
Irwiu 
County. 



Said per- 
sons incor- 
porated. 



Hay liold 
property, 
tc. 

Shall ap- 
point a 
Treasurer, 
who shall 
give bond 
and secu- 
rity. 



The poor 
rhildjren 
entitled to 
the bene- 
fits hereof. 



and immediately after the passage of this act, the academy 
in the county aforesaid shall be known and styled by the 
name of "Locust Grove Academy;''' and that Ignatius 
Semines, William R. Lnckett, William Darden, Gustus 
Luckett, and Silvester Luckett, and their successors in 
ofiice, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body politic 
and corporate, by the name and style of '' the Trustees of 
the Locust Grove Academy ;" and as such shall be capable 
and liable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, 
and shall be authorized to make such by-laws and regula- 
tions as may be necessary for the government of said Aca- 
demy ; Provided, such by-laws are not repugnant to the 
constitution and laws of this State : and for that purpose 
may have and use a common seal, appoint such officers as 
they may think proper, and remove the same from ofiice 
for improper conduct or neglect of duty. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the said trustees shall be capable of accepting and 
being invested with all manner of property, real and personal, 
all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immunities what- 
soever, which may belong to said institution, or which may 
hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them or their suc- 
cessors in office, to have and to hold the same for the proper 
use, benefit, and behoof of said academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That when any vacancy may happen by death, resignation, 
or otherwise, of any of the trustees of said academy, the 
survivors, or a majority of said trustees, shall fill the same, in 
such manner as may be pointed out in (he by-laws and regu- 
lations of the trustees aforesaid : Provided, that nothing in 
this act contained shall operate to destroy, or in anywise 
impair, the superintendence and control given bylaw to the 
Senatus Academicus of the State over public schools, insti- 
tuted or supported by public moneys, or funds of the same. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



Trustees of 
Uie Locust 
Grove 
Academy, 
in Warren 
County, 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 



May sue 
and be 
sued. 
Make by- 
laws. 
Proviso. 



Use a com- 
mon seal. 
Appoint 
officers. 

May hold 
property, 



Vacancies 



AN ACT to amend the second section of an Act to alter [no.isi..] 
a7id amend an Act passed the twenty-third day of De- 
cember, eighteen hundred and twenty-two, to distribute 
the Bank Dividends and other vctt proceeds of the 
Poor School Fund among the different Counties in 
this State, so far as respects the County of Jones. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- Trustees ef 
tires of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, p^ij^ooT'^ 
and it is hereby enacted hy the authority of the same, That Fund of 

*^ . *^ . liie County 

from and immediately affer the passing of this act, that the of Jones 
following named persons, to wit, John R, Moore, Peter appo""^''' 
Northern, Andersoir'Rice, William S. Middlebrooks, and 
Peter Clower, esquires, or a majority of them, shall consti- 
tute and forrrj^the board of trustees of the poor school 
fund for the county of Jones ; which persons shall give to who simif 
his excellency the Governor bond and security in the penal In^a^secu- 
sum of six hundred dollars each ; and also take and sub- ^j}y to "'« 

■ IIP f J • ■ /-iir"/^ Governor, 

scribe, before any one or the justices or the Interior Court, andtakeaa 

the following oath : — I, A. B., do solemnly swear, that I °^"'- 

will, to the best of my ability, distribute whatever moneys 

may come into my hands, in such manner as, in my opinion, 

will most conduce to the education of the poor children in 

my county ; and make a true return thereof, agreeably to 

the provisions of this act,— so help me God. Which oath 

shall be signed by the party, and entered on the minutes of 

the Inferior Court. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted, That the trustees as afore- Their con- 
said shall hold their offices during good behaviour, and ap^"e."*^®'* 
majority of them shall be competent to the transaction of 



48 



ACADEMIES.--1827. 



Vacancies. 



Said Trus- 
tees au- 
tlioiizpj to 
draw the 
funds 10 
whicli their 
Couiily is 
entitled. 



business : and should vacancies happen in said board by 
resignation, death, or refusal to do their duty as trustees, a 
majority of the board shall have power to remove, and ap- 
point others in their place. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the trustees ap- 
pointed by the first section of this act, and their successors, 
when sworn, shall, and tliey are hereby authorized to draw 
on his excellency the Governor, for tlie time being, for the 
amount of money which their county may be entitled to, 
in conformity to the provisions of the first section of the 
act of which this is amendatory ; and his excellency the 
Governor shall be, and he is hereby authorized and required 
to draw his warrant on the treasury for any sum which may 
be now due and undrawn, or which may hereafter become 
due to said county. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That the trustees as 
aforesaid shall have the power of selecting the objects of 
this law in their county, and to apportion and distribute the 
tlinds as in their judgment will be most effectual in carrying 
the objects of this law into effect ; and in order to do so, 
shall appoint in each captain's district a sub-trustee, whose 
duty it shall be to report without delay, to the trustees, the 
number, names, and situation of the poor . children in the 
district ; and under the direction of the board, contract for 
and superintend the education of such children as the board 
shall agree to educate; Prodded, that the person whose 
application may be refused by the sub-trustee, shall have 
the right of appeal to the board of trustees : and the board 
of tru.?tees, or a majority of them, are hereby required to 
visit the school or schools when such poor children are or 
may be in a course of instruction, at least twice a year, 
and to require the sub-trustee of any school to report to the 
board, as often as they may deem requisite, the condition of 
the school or schools, the progress of instruction, and 
morals of the children. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted. That the trustees shall 
purchase a good and sufficient bound book, to be paid for 
out of the poor school fund, for the purpose of registering 
all their proceedings ; and shall make an annual return 
thereof to the Senatus Academicus, by the senator elect 
from tlieir county. 

§ 6. A7id be it further enacted. That his excellency the 
Governor be, and he is hereby required to transmit to the 
ju.-tices of the Inferior Court, in each county in this State, 
a dedinius to be sworn and subscribed to before them, and 
also blank bonds ; which dedimus and bonds, when executed 
agreeably to the requisitions of this act, sliall be deposited 
in the clerk's ofTice of the Superior Court ; and in case a 
breach or violation of the duty enjoined by this act, by any 
trustee, may be sued by the Inferior Court of said county ; 
and the ainount recovered thereon shall, after defraying 
necessary expenses, go to and become a part of the poor 
school fund of said county. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted, That .go much of the act 
of which this is amendatory as militates against this act be, 
and the same is hereby repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December IStli, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 

[xo.132.] A.N ACT to authorize the Trustees of Clinton Acadermj, 

in the County of Jones, to raise by Lottery the sum of 

five thousand Dollars for thehenefit of said Academy. 

issoooau- § 1 . jBe it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 

^KnXseA° tcitiries of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 

by lottery and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 

the trustees of Clinton Academy, in the county of Jones, 



To appor- 
tion and 
distribute 
said funds. 



Sliall ap- 
point a sub- 
trustee in 
each Cap- 
tain's dis- 
trict. 
His duty. 

Proviso. 



The Board 
to visit the 
School 
twice in 
each year, 
and require 
the sub- 
trustee to] 
report to 
them. 



To register 
their pro- 
ceedings, 
and report 
to the Se- 
natus Aca- 
demicus. 



Bonds of 
Trustees 
how to be 
taken. 



and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby au- 
thorized to raise by lottery a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars, for the benefit of said academy. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That Robert Hardeman, 
Samuel Lowther, John Hervey, John Spier, James Billingslea, 
and James George, esquires, or a majority of them, be, and 
they are hereby appointed commissioners, to superintend 
and conduct said lottery ; and the said commissioners are 
hereby authorized and empowered to divide said lottery into 
as many separate schemes or drawings, as in their judgment 
shall best suit the interests of said academy : and any sum 
or sums of money which may be raised by said commis- 
sioners, under and by virtue of this act, after deducting the 
necessary expenses of said lottery, shall be by them paid 
over to the trustees of said academy for the use and benefit 
thereof. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



Clinton 
Academy, 
in Jones 
County. 

Comuiis- 
sioners ap- 
pointed to 
superin- 
tend and 
conduct the 
lottery. 



Proceeds to 
be paid the 
Trustees ot 
the Acade- 
my. 



Ke))eaJing 

clauiie. 



AN ACT to incorporate Cicero Academy, in Monroe [no. 133.] 
County. 

Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Represcnta- Trustees of 
lives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met. Academy, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That cou^Jf""™^ 
from and immediately after the passage of this act, the nominated 
academy in Monroe county, now known by the name of poi^'aieTi"'' 
Cicero Academy, shall be known and called by tliat name ; 
and that Alfred B. Reed, John Pitman, John Driver, Ash- 
berry Cawles, and Robert Middlebrooks, and their succes- 
sors in office, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body 
politic and corporate, by the name and style of " the Trus- Tiieirstyic. 
tees of Cicero Academy ;" and as such shall be capable and May sue 
liable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, sued, 
and shall be authorized to make such by-laws and regula- J^^^^® ''y* 
tions as may be necessary for the government of said 
academy ; Provided, such by-laws are not repugnant to the Proviso, 
constitution or laws of this State : and for that purpose raav Useacom- 
have and use a common seal, ana appoint such onicers as and ap- 
they may think proper, and remove the same from office. ce,!""''''" 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That the said trustees May hold 
shall be capable of accepting and being invested with all ^'"{'^'''J'' 
manner of property, real and personal, all donations, gifts, 
grants, privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which may 
belong to the said institution, or which may hereafter be 
conveyed or transferred to them and their successors in 
office, to have and to hold the same for the proper benefit 
and behoof of the said academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That when any vacancy Varan^ics. 
shall happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any 
one or more of the trustees of said academy, the survivors, or 
a majoritv of them, shall fill the same in such manner as may 
be pointed out by the by-laws- and regulations of the trus- 
tees aforesaid. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of RenresentatiTes. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December, 19th 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



for the be- 
iitlit of 



AN ACT to add a certain number of Trustees to the [nc.i31.] 
Laivrenceville Academy, in the County of Gwinnett. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the State ofGeorgia,in General Assembly met, and it is hereby 
enacted by the authority of the same, That the following 



ACADEMIES— 1827. 



49 



Eight addi- persons shall be added to, and become trustees, in addition 
TmtLs of tojhose already in office, of the Lawrenceville Academy in 
«he"Law-° the county of Gwinnett, to wit : Thomas W. Alexander, 
XZliHy John Mills, of Lawrenceville, Charles W. Rawson, William 
appointed. Wardlaw, William Knox, Moses Liddle, Richard Say, and 

Shadrack Bogan. *. . . 

Vacancies §' 2. And he it further enacted, That no vacancies in said 
wiienjilied ^^^^.j g|^^jj ^^ fljlg^j y,.,^ii thg present number of trustees 

shall be reduced under the number seven ; and then and in 
■ that case, the provision in the acts of incorporation of said 
academy shall operate to fill and supply all vacancies up to 
• that number, and no more. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
' Assented to, December 22d, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



£ifo.l35.] 



Trustees of 
lUe Plea- 
•saiit Grove 
Academy, 
in Henry 
bounty,-. 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 



Their style. 

May use a 
common 
seal. ■ 
May appro- 
priate tile 
funds. 



Make by- 
laws. 



May hold l 

property. 



May use 
muans for 
securing 
and defend 
ins; tiieir 
property. 



AN ACT to incorporate the Pleasant Grove Academy, 
in the County of Henry, and to appoint Trustees for 
the same. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
.tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly .met, and it 
is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That Garry 
Grice, Cornelius McCarty, William Griffin, John W. 
Poyner, William Ellis, Woodson Hubbard, and Henry I. 
Williams be, and they are hereby appointed trustees, they 
or their successors in office shall be, and are hereby declared 
to be, a body corporate, by the name of " the Trustees of 
Pleasant Grove Academy," with the privilege of using a 
common seal. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, and 
their successors in office, or a majority of them, are hereby 
authorized and empowered to appropriate, in the manner 
they may think best calculated to promote the interest of 
the aforesaid institution, and to erect suitable edifices for 
the promotion of literature, all moneys and specialties, or 
other valuable effects whatsoever, belonging to, or in any- 
wise appertainino; to the said institution. 

§'3. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid trustees, 
and their successors in office, or a majority of them, are 
hereby authorized to make such by-laws and regulations as 
may be necessary for the government of said academy; 
Provided, such by-laws and regulations be not repugnant to 
the constitution and laws of this Stale : and the said trus- 
tees shall be intrusted with all manner of property, both 
real and personal, all donations, grants, gifts, privileges, and 
immunities whatsoever, which may belong to said institu- 
tion by virtue of this act, or which may hereafter be made, 
conveyed, or transferred (o them, or their successors in office, 
to have and to hold the same : Provided, that nothing in 
this act contained shall operate to impair or destroy in any- 
wise the superintendence and control given by law to the 
Senatgs Academicus of this State, over the public schools 
instituted or supported by public moneys or funds of the 
same. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That the trustees afore- 
said, and their successors in office, shall be, and they are 
" hereby declared to be, capable of using all other necessary 
and lawful means for securing and defending any property, 
debts, or demands whatsoever, which they may claim or de- 
mand in right of said institution. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That should any vacancy 
happen, by death, resignation, removal, or otherwise, of any 
of the trustees of said academy hereby authorized and es- 
tablished, it shall be filled in such manner as a majority of the 
remaining trustees may point out in their regulations at their 
first meeting after the passing of this act, or at any meeting 
thereafter : Provided, it shall be the duty of said trustees to 
cause the same to be filled. 

G 



§ 6. And be it further enttcied, That the said trustees 
shall have power to elect a treasurer, who shall give bond, 
with approved security, to the s'^id trustees for the time be- 
ing, and their successors in office, in \he sum of two thousand 
dollars, for the faithful discharge ol ttie trust reposed in 
hirii. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted. That all laws and parts of 
laws militating against the true intent and meanino- of this 
act be, and the same are hereby repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
, THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 21st, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



1S\ ay elect a 
Treasurer, 
wiio shall 
give bond 
and secu- 
rity. 



Repealing 
clause. 



AN ACT to incorporate the Washington Academy, in 

the County of Gwinnett, and to appoint Trustees for 

the Same. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That from 
and immediately after the passing of this act, the academy 
in Gwinnett county, now known and called by the name of 
" Washington Academy," shall be known and called by 
that name ; and that Charles Gates, William Greene, David 
Burge, Samuel Meloney, Henry Dunn, and their successors 
in otlice, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body po- 
litic and corporate, by the name and style of "• the Trustees 
of Washington Acadfmy ;" and as such shall be capable 
and liable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, 
and shall be authorized to make such by-laws and regula- 
tions as may be necessary for the government of said aca- 
demy ; Provided, such by-laws be not repugnant to the 
constitution and laws of this State : and for that purpose 
may have and use a common seal, appoint such officers as 
they think proper, and remove the same from office for 
improper conduct or neglect of duty. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That said trustees shall 
be capable of accepting and being invested with all manner 
of property, real and personal, all donations, gifts, grants, 
privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which may belong to 
said institution, or 'which may hereafter be conveyed or 
transferred to them, or their successors in office, to have and 
to hold the same for the proper benefit and behoof of said 
academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That when any vacancy 
may happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of 
the trustees of Wasliin<.'t<m Academy, the survivors or re- 
maining trustees shall fill the same in such manner as shall 
be pointed out by the by-laws and regulations of the trus- 
tees aforesaid. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[no. 136. J 



Trustees of 
the Wash- 
ington Aca- 
demy, in 
Gwinnett 
County, 
nominate*! 
and incor- 
porated. 



To sue and 
be sued. 

Make by 

laws. 



Use a com- 
mon seal, 
and ap' 
point offi- 
teis. 
Mav hold 



AN ACT to he entitled An Act for the better distribu- 
tion and application of the Poor School Fund, and to 
point out the mode of accounting for the disbursement 
of the Academy and Poor School Funds. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it i% hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
the clerks of tiie Courts of Ordinary, in the several counties 
in this State, are hereby appointed sole trustee of the poor 
school fund, who shall be capable of suing and being sued, 
under the name and style of " the Trustee of the Poor 



[no. 137.] 



Clerks of 

the Court 
oCOidinary 
appointed 
sole Trus- 
tee of the 
Poor 
f^cliool 
I'und 
Mav sue 
and be 
siied. 



50 ACADEMIES.— 1828. 

SchoqlFiind ;" the said trustee shall, before he enters upon funds in bis hands are not sufficient to pay the whole accounts 

Shall Hive the duties of his otlice, give bond with approved security, of the county of similar amount — then, and in that case, it 

Irnrity'' to the Justices of the l^^erior Court of ins county, in the shall be the duty of the trustee to divide the funds in his 

oi;f[/"''*'''' sum of one thousand dollars, for the faithful performance of hands equally among the poor children educated for that 

his duly as trustee, and at the same time take and subscj-ibe year. . ■ 

the following oath, belbre the Justices of the Inferior Court, § 5. And be it enacted by the authority <iforesald, That '^'"^ Go- 

Tiie oati). or a majorify°of them, to wit :— I, , do solemnly swear, his excellency the Governor is Ijereby authorized to draw (ifaw Ws 

that I vvill faithfully perform and discharge the duties of a warrant on the treasurer in favour of the irjistee of the "avma"'f*'"' 

trustee of the poor school fund, for the county of , as poor School fund, for the distributive share of the poor .ti*'© Tru°- 

the law directs ; that 1 will not, nor shall any person for me school fund, to which such county is entitled ; if such trus- '''®'" 
or themselves, by or with my consent or knowledge, use any teeapplies lor the same in person, or draws an order upon 
money or sums of money coming into my hands as trustee the Governor for the same : Provided, that the Justices of Proviso, 
aforesaid, for my own or tlieir private use — so help me God. the Inferior Court, shall certily that such trustee is duly 
Outij to be — Which oath shall be entered upon, the minutes of the In- qualified to apply for the same, agreeably to the provisions 



niijuui "o'f ferior Court, and (he trustee may retain hve per cent, as of this act. 

tiieiufeiior (joj^jiyjisjions Or Compensation for his services as trustee, §6. And be, it further enacted, S^c, That the trustees Tniste?3 o/ 

Coinpensa- upon all sums disbursed by him. , of the several academies, and the trustees of the poor school gchoo"' 

fioii of - ' . - ^ .- - -. , _ , .^,. .,.,■,, „ n, , ■ . . • . • ^. . , ,, ,. 

Clerk. 

ill case llie th 

iiot'a,ccVi!t trustee of the poor school fund, the Justices of the Inferior .elect [from] their county, two-accounts each of iheu-respeet- '™7.!n' " 

""'1''- n Court shall immediately proceed to aj)point some fit and ive rcceipts,.and expenditui'es of that year, together with a iiie.Semi"-y 



§2. Ajid be it further enacted. That if the clerk of ftmd in each county in this State, shall annually, on or before i^""''. ''nil 
le Court of Ordinary will not accept, the appointment of the third Monday in each Oclober, transmit to the senator Fu'i!'/i'o^ 




nary could possess wheq acting as trustee of the poor school ively shall be deposited by the senator in the Executive i)e-'!f^f®^'''"|j. 



lis 



sun, who 

bond and fuud, agreeable to the provisions of this act ; and it shaU be partment, and one copy of each siiall be laid before tiie lie- oHhe 

security, the duty of the trustee appointed by the Inferior Court, to iiatus Acadeiuicus. And if the trustees of any academy or "r'afeichi'!- 

tVil' oauf. give bond [and] security, and take the oath-'prescribed by poor school shall fail to comply \yith the provisions of this ^j'^j.^ji^''-"'^. 

In case of this act. And whenever the trustee of the poor school fund, act, such trustees of atiademy, or trustees of poor school fund, to comply, 

fuiS 'liie whether the clerk or the person ajjpointed- by the Inferior shall not be entitled to draw any drvidend of their r;espec- ""dralv""'^ 

Senator Court, shall neglect Or refuse to furnish the senator elect tive acadeniic or poor school fund, until the amount pre- "!'j: '•'i■t^'f'-' 

correct ' With a Correct Statement of the receipts and expendifures of vioUsly received by said trustees or trustee shall be respect- 

onh?^"' the poor school fund, agreeable to the provisions of this act, ively accounted for, either to his excellency the Governor, 

fund=, the such trustee shall forfeit, and not be entitled to receive or or the Senatqs Academicus. 

forfeit Ills T-ctain ill his hands any commissions or compensation for his § 7. And be it further enacted^ That the trustees of the Trustees, 

fees and his gervices, and the Justices of the Inferior Court shall imnie- several academies, or Justices of the Inferior Court, or trus- nmi-'-ifi! 

be sued, diatelv order suit to be brouoht ayainst such trustee on the tees of the .poor school fund, in the several counties inanfifair 

" ' '•- stfitcnicnt 

bond given by him. this State, who shall at any time hereafter make to his ex- of their re 

Trustee § 3. And be it further enacted^ That it s';all be the duty cellency the Governor a full' and fair' statement of the re-.l:"|fjf,j'"'' 

po'ime'ito of the trustee appointed by this act, or that may be appointed ceipts'and expenditures of their respective several academies ""'■s t'l'*- 

an'dreceivo ^y '''^^ Inferior Court, to call u[)on all former .tru.5tees, or or poor school funds heretofore drawn by them for'such iheir fnuiis. 

the funds other persons who have heretofore received or had charge of county or "academy ; also showing in what manner the mo- 

me'rVr'is- the disbursement of the poor school , 'funds, in the several neysreceived by them from the treasury have been applied and 

tees, &c. counties in this State, and require them to pay over all un- expended^antl also showing what amount is due and owing 

expended balances remaining in his, her, or their hands; by former trustees or others who have received or had cliarge 

On refusal and in case of neglect or refusal to pay the same within of their several respective academic or poor school funds, 

tocom-'^^"^ twenty days after the same is demianded, the trustee shall in the several counties of this State, then, and in that case, 

uience suit immediately commence an action in the Superior Court, fur his excellency the Governorshall be, and is hereby authorized 

all sums above tliirty dollars, against sucli defaulters, for all to draw a warrant on the treasurer in favour of the different 

sums due and owing by him, her, or them, and for all sums of academies, respectively and severally, and the trustees of 

thirty dollars and under, in a Justice's Court. poor schools, fir all arrears which their counties or acade- 

justices of § 4. And be it furtiier enacted, Tliat it shall be the duty mies may be entitled to. 

in'^tiir'iiif- of the Justices of the Peace, in the different captains' dis- § 8. And be it further enacted, That his excellency the Warrant 

feremdis- tricts of each county, to produce and make out a list of all Governor shall not draw a warrant on the treasurer in favour l°ourof ti?e 

niake out a children in their respective districts, together with their of the trustees of any academies, unless it is on the personal ^^"Jj^'^^'^^s 

|,'^j',j°|.^"^[; names, ages, and sexes, whose exireine indigence entitle apphcation of one or more of the trustees, or a written order [lersonai 

uieirre- them to a participation in the poor school fund, and report for the same, signed by a majority of the trustees of such ,jf'\v'riiten" 

disTrlcIs. them in writing to the trustee of the county. Which list, academy. order. 

Said Mst to after being examined and approved of by the trustee, shall be § 9. And be it further enacted. That when there are where 

ed hy the registered by said trustee in a book, to be kept by him for two or more incorporated acadeuiies in any one county, and [[^"'^^,i!''^ 



more nicor- 
poraitd 



whos*imii that purpose, and it shall be the duty of such trustee, to cause the trustees of eitlier academy fail to exhibit a satisfactory 
cause the all such poor children to be sent to school, whenever a school account of their respective several disbursements in terms A'cadl 
sJoito" can be had sufficiently near to their place of residence ; and of this act, the trustees of the academy or academies in J^.'|'[^^^'^.a^'.<J 
Toacher lo '^^hen such chiid or children are sent to school, the teacher the same county, which do thus account, shall be entitled tomake re- 
submit wi^ shall submit his accounts to said Justices of the Peace, who to draw the whole dividend provided for said county or coun- J^'i'iga;.!''" 
apyrovaK°' ^hall approve or reject the same, and if such account be ap- ties, for every year in which there may be a failure as afore- ^;|:'.'j'j'j"S 
proved, the teacher shall place the same in the hands of the said. _ n'le' whole 
trustee for revision and correction, on or before the second § 10. And be it further enacted, That the Justices of ^',^^'^]^^'^'|^_- 
Said ac- Monday in Oclober in each and every year ; at which time the Inferior Courts throughout this State shall have power rior cWris 
pai'd"by°the said trustees shall pay the account of the teacher, unless the to order an appropriation of any part or portion of the surplus ^r^aj to™ 

Trustee. 



ACADEMIES.— 1828. 



61 



fundd. 

Rppealins 
elause. 



ihe Acade- county fund§ in aid lof the provisions now or which may here- 
"i'pius"'' after be made, for the benefit of county academies, or the 
education of poor chiklren, . 

• § II. And be it further enacted, That all laws militating 
affainst this act be, and the same are hereby repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
V . i^resident of the Senate. 

Assented to, December 22d, 1828. 

. ' JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



out by the by-kws and regulations of the trustees afore- 
said. 

IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
. THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1'82Q. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[N0.138.] 



The Infe- 
rior Court 
of New ion 
Couiuy au- 
thorized to 
convey to 
the Tius- 
lees of the 
Academy 
at Coving- 
ton any lot 
or lots, 
upon 
wliicii to 
erect an 
Academy 
edifice. 



AN ACT to authorize the Justices of the Inferior^ 
Court of NeMon County, to convey to the Trustees of 
Newton Countti Academy at Covington, a -part of the 
land heretofore purchased for County 2Jurposes,for 
the purpose of erecting iliereon an Afademy edi- 
fice. • . . • ,_ ^ 
Bi it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia^ in General Assembly met,, and- it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the *a??«c,' That the.Justices 
of the inferior Court of Newton County; oj a "majority of 
them, be, and they are hereby autljoiized and empowered, 
Oi.it of any land lieretofore purchased for county purposes, 
and not otherwise disposed of, to convey to the trustees of 
the Nevvton County Academy, at Covington, in fee-simple, 
such portion thereof as may be thought necessary for the 
purpose of erecting an academic edifice, tliereon, and such 
other lot or lots of land as the said Justices of the Inferior 
Court may think proper to convey to the trustees aforesaid, 
by way of donation. or otherwise. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
^President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d,1828'. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



Five addi- 
tional 

Trustees of 
Hall Coun- 
ty Acade- 
my ap- 
pointed. 



AN ACT to add an additional number of Trustees to [no.MO.] 

Hall County A<;ademy. 
^ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
g.nd it is hereby enacted by the authority of tfie same, Tiiat 
Samuel Finley, Moren Moore, Robert Mitchell, George 
Hawpe, and Samuel K. Oliver, be, and they are hereby 
appointed trustees of Hall County Academy, in addition to 
those heretofore appointed by law, and that a majority of 
said trustees shall form a quorum for the transaction of 
business. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That all laws, so far as 
they militate against this act, be, and the same are hereby 
repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
■THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



tKo.139.] 



Trustees of 

Concord 

Academy, 

jn Monroe 

County, 

nomiiiaied 

and incoi- 

porated. 



May sue 
and be 
sued. 
Make by- 
laws.'- 
Proviso. 



Use a com- 
ntou seal, 
and ap- 
point offi- 
cers. 

May hold 
property, 



Vacancies. 



AN ACT to incorporate Concord Academy, in Monroe 
County, and to appoint Trustees for the same. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it 
is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That from 
and immediately after the passage of this act, John Mid- 
dleton, Josiab Grimes, William Powell, James Mays, and 
John K. Simmons, and their successors in office, be, and 
they are hereby declared to be, a body politic and cor- 
porate, by the name and style of '•'• the Trustees of Concord 
Academy ;" as such shall be capable and liable in hivv to sue 
and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and shall be authorized 
to make such by-laws and regulations as may be necessary 
for the said academy ; Provided, such by-laws be not re- 
pugnant to the constitution and laws of this State : and for 
that purpose may have and use a common seal, appoint 
such officers as they think proper, and remove the same from 
office for improper conduct or neglect of duty. 

§ 2. And be it furtlier enacted. That the said trustees be 
capable of accepting and being invested with all manner of 
property, real and personal, all donations, gifts, grants, pri- 
vileges, and immunities whatsoever, which may belong to 
said institution, or which may hereafter be conveyed or 
transferred to them or their successors in office, to have and 
to hold the same for the proper benefit and behoof of said 
academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That when any vacancy 
may happen by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of 
the trustees of Concord Academy, the survivors or remaining 
trustees shall fill the same in such manner as shall be pointed 

G2 



AN ACT to incorporate the Counltj Academy in the [>>io.iii.] 

Town of Newnan, in the County of Coweta, and to 

appoint Trustees for the same. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Trustees of 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, !,an aTI- 
ahd it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That '^'^"^y' i"^ 
Zachariah Philips, Levi T. Wilborn, John Dickson, James oi'cowMa^ 
Hutchinson, James Thompson, jun., James M. Lyon, and ";,[!" -.^i'^,''. 
William Henry, be, and they are hereby appointed, they and poratud. 
their successors in office shall be, and are hereby declared, 
a body corporate, by the name and under the title of "• the 
Trustees- of the Newnan Academy," in the county of May use a 
Coweta, with the privilege of using a common seal. Rai','""" 

iS 2. And be it further enacted. That tlie said trustees Mayai.^.io- 

■ Dl'ldtG tliii 

and their successors in office, or a majority of them, are funds, &c. 
hereby authorized and empowered to appropriate, in the 
manner ihey may think best calculated to promote the 
interest of the aforesaid institution, and to erect suitable 
edifices for the promotion of literature, all moneys and spe- 
cialties belonging, or in anywise appertaining, to the said 
institution. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That the aforesaid trustees Make by- 
and their successors in office, or a majority of them, are 
hereby authorized to make such by-laws and regulations as 
may be necessary for the government of said academy : 
Provided, that such by-laws and regulations be not repug- Proviso, 
nant to the constitution and laws of this State. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees and May hold 
their successors in office be intrusted with all manner of &c. 
property, both real and personal, all donations, gifts, grants, 
and immunities whatsoever, which may belong to said insti- 
tution, by virtue of this act, or which may hereafter be made, 
conveyed, or transferred to them, their successors in office, 
to have and to hold the same. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted. That the trustees afore- May sue 
said, and their successors in office, shall, and they are hereby gyo,|.'* 
declared to be, capable of suing and being sued, pleading 
and being; impleaded, and of using all necessary and lawful 
means for securing and defending any property, debts, de- 



52 



ACADEMIES.— 182a 



May ap-. 
jioiiit ii 
Secreiaiv 
anil Trea- 
surer. 
Treasurer 
to give 
bond and 
security.^ 



May re- 
move tlieir 
officers. 



Repealing 
clause. 



mands whatsoever, which fhey may claim or demand in right 
of said institution ; and also of receiving the rents, issues, 
and profits of the s:une, or any part thereof. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That should any vacancy happen m said board of trustees, 
by death, resignation, or removal of any of the trustees of 
said acadeniyr hereby authorized and established, such va- 
cancy or vacancies shall be filled in such manner as a ma- 
jority of the remaining trustees may point out in their by- 
laws and regulations, at their first meeting after the passing 
of this act, or at any meeting thereafter ; Frovided, that 
the same shall not exceed twelve months. 

& 7. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the said' trustees shall have power to select and appoint 
a secretary to said board ; and shall also have power to' 
appoint a treasurer, who, before he enters upon the duties 
of his office, shall give borid and approved security to the 
said board of trustees for the time being, and their succes- 
sors in olfice, in such sum as said hoard may require, not 
under two thousand dollars, for the faithful discharge of the 
trust reposed in him. 

§ o. And be it further enacted,' That said trustees and 
their successors in office be, and they are authorized and 
empowered to remove, at their discretion, any rector or 
other officer by them hereafter appointed for said academy. 

§ 9. And be it further enacted, That all laws, and parts 
of laws, militating against this, act be, and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 16th, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



Shilton White, James Upshaw, Richard Forfsen, John A . ^»'|!|;;^,.;^«^ 
Heard, Thomas Jones, Wiley Thompson, J. V. Harris, and ('oiuity'^' 
Nathaniel Knuckles be, and they are hereby appointed i^aS, 
trustees of the Elbert County Academy ; and as such shall j^iaWeto 
be able and liable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be IWIJ"''- ^'^ 
impleaded, and shall be authorized to. make 'such by-laws Make br- 
and regulations as may be necessary for the government of ''"'^''■ 
said academy ; Provided, such by-laws are not repugnant to Proviso, 
the constitution and laws of this Statft : and for that purpose 
may have and use a cominon seal, appoint such officers as Useacom- 
they may think proper, and remove the same from office for "iTa'^'' 
improper conduct or neglect of duty. puimoffi- 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees May hold 
•shall be capable of accepting and being vested with all man- &c''"'^' 
ner of property, real and personal, all donations, gifts, orants, 
privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which may belono-, 
or which may hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them, 
or their successors in office, to have and to liold the game 
for the proper benefit and behoof of said academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That it shall, and is hereby siiaii laf "' 
made the dutv of the said trustees, and their successors in !'"''""">' 

-. ' . btiorp tilt! 

office, to lay before the grand jury, at the fall -term of the (^'aiHi 
Superior Court of said county, in each year, a full and cor- coiint'o'i'^'^^' 
rect statement of the situation and investments of the funds "'"rfuntjs. 
of said institution, in such manner and form as they mar 
think proper, or said jury recommend : and the said returns 
shall, by the said jury, be delivered to the clerk of said court ; 
and it shall be the duty of said clerk to deliver the same to saidre- 
the senator elect from said county, to be by him laid before '"'"^ '*' '"' 



the Senatus Academicus when thereunto required. 



[N0.142.] 



Certain 
Comniis- 
sioiiers, 
With the 
present 
Trustees of 
Fayette 
County 
Academy, 
authorized 
to raise, by 
lottery, a 
sum for the 
benefit of ' 
the Aeade- 
ray. 



Proceeds 
raised 
thereby 
how to be 
disposed of 



AN ACT to authorize certain Commissioners therein 
named to raise by Lottery the sum of ten thousand 
Dollars for the benefit of the Fayette County Jlcademy. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House cf Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
Morton N. Burch, L. Goodwin, Nathaniel Blancbard, and 
Jesse J. Robinson, esqrs., together with the present trustees 
of the Fajette County Academy, and their successors in 
office, be, and they are hereby authorized to raise by lottery 
a sum not exceedmg ten thousand dollars, for the benefit of 
said academy. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That said commissioners 
are hereby authorized to divide said lott* ry into as many 
separate schemes, or drawings, as in their judgment shall 
best suit the interest of said academy ; and any sum or sums 
of money which may be raised by said commissioners 
under and by virtue of this act, after deducting the necessary 
expenses of said lottery, shall be by them paid into the hands 
of the trustees of said academy, for the benefit thereof. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 8th, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



laid before 
tlieSeiiaius 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees be, a^ '^"'^ 
and they are hereby required to appoint a treasurer, sepa- To appoint 
rate and distinct from their own board, and to take good surer, who 
and sufficient security for the faithful performance of the boud and 
duties required of him, in such rr,anner as will effectually security. 
secure said institution against any loss which might happen 
by his misconduct. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That when any .vacancy Vacancies, 
may happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of the 
trustees of s;id academy, the survivors, or a majority of said 
trustees, shall fill the same in such manner as shall be pointed 
out by the by-laws and regulations of the said trustees. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted. That all laws, and parts Repealing 
of laws, militating against this act be, and the same are here- '^^^^*^' 
by repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20lh, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[no.143.] an ACT* to consolidate the several Sets incorporating 
the Elbert Counly Academy, and to add an additional 
number of TraMees to the same. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 

* See (No. 30) appointing and incorporating Trustees. 



AN ACT to authorize the Trustees of the Lawrenceville [no, 144.] 
Academy, in the County of Gwinnett, to raise by ■ 
Lottery the sum of Jive thousand Dollars, for the use 
and benefit of said Academy. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- §5000 an- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and be'ralsed * 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the riy.'",",!']' 
trustees of tiie Lawrenceville Academy, in the county of nafn of the 
Gwinnett, and their successors in office, be, and they are ^ii'" Aoar 
hereby authorized to raise by lottery a sum not exceeding d^niy, in 
five thousand dollars, for the benefit of said academy. County. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That William Maltbie, Commis- 
William Richardson, Elisha Wynn, Azahel R. Stnith, p,',|',|';ed tif" 
Thomas W. Alexander, and James Wardlaw, or a majority *"i'^""" 
of them, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to condurtihc 
superintend and conduct said lottery : and the said com- '""'^'^J'- 
missioners are hereby authorized to divide said lottery into 
as many separate schemes, or drawings, as in their judg- 



ACADEMIES.— 1828. 



53 



Money mcnt shall best suit the interest of said academy. Any and 

to bet ''"^ air sums of money which may be raised by said commis- 

piiated. sioners under and by virtue of this act, after deducting the 

necessary expenses of said lottery, shall be by them paid 

over to the trustees of said academy, or a majority of them, 

for the lise and benefit of said academy. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
. President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1828: 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[N0.145.] .AN ACT to incorporate the Smithville Academy, in 
Early County, and to a2ipoint two Trustees for the 
same, and to make valid the acts of the Commissioners 
of said Academy. 

Two addi- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
Trustees of of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
Sinithviiie },(;j-cby enacted by the authority of the same., '1 hat from and 
in Early ' after ihe passage of this act, the academy now in operation 
appoilued. i" the county of Early, called and known by the name of the 

Smithville Academy, shall be called and known by that 
Said Trus- name; and that Simon Greene and Thomas B. Peterson, 
wfiated'^'"' together with John Dill, Richard Grimsley, and James 

Bush, now in office, and their successors in office, be, and 

they are hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate, 
Theirstyie. by the name and style of " The Trustees of the Smithville 
To sue and Academy ;" and as such be capable and liable in law to sue 

and be sued, plead and be impleaded; and shall be au- 
Makeby- thorized to make such by-laws and regulations as maybe 
proviso, necessary for the government of saitl academy; Provided, 

such by-laws are not repugnant to the constitution and laws 
Use a com- of this State: and for that purpose may have and use a 
anda^p-'^' common seal, appoint such officers as tliey may think pro- 
point offi- pgj. afid lemove the same from office for improper conduct 

cers. 1 /■ 1 

or neglect oi duty. 
May hold § 2. And he it further enacted. That the said trustees 
property, gjjg^|| |^g capable of accepting and being invested with all 
manner of property, real and personal, all donations, gifts, 
grants, privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which maybe- 
long to said institution, or which may hereafter be con- 
veyed, appropriated, or transferred to them or their suc- 
cessors in office ; to have and to hold the same for the pro- 
per benefit and behoof of said academy. 
Vacancies. § 3. And be it further enacted^ That when any vacancy 
may happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of 
the trustees of said academy, tlie survivors, or a majority 
of said trustees, shall fiJI the same in such manner as shall 
be pointed out by the by-laws and regulations of the trustees 
aforesaid. 
Acts of the § 4. And be it further enacted., That the acts of the com- 
sio"e"rste- niissioners of the said academy, up to the 26th December, 
gaiized. 1827, SO far as relates to the employment of a teacher for 
the academy aforesaid, be, and the same is hereby legalized 
and made valid. 
Said Com- § 5. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners 
uabie'ioan of the Smithville Academy be, and they are hereby subject 
rheTms- *°' ^"*' ^^^^^^ to an actiou of the trustees of the Blakely 
lees of Academy, as was pointed out by an act passed the 26th 
Awdtmy. December, 1827, as fully as if the Smithville Academy had 
been incorporated previous to. the passage of said act — any 
law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

HIBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 1 9th, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor, 



AN ACT fo establish and fix the name of the Academy [no.i46.] 
in the town of Columbus, in Muscogee County, and to 
incorporate the Trustees thereof. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives t^'b Acn- 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is coilfmbus 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That from and [J^j'^^'^^'^^.^ 
after the passage of this act, the academy in the town of Academy*;- 
Columbus, in Muscogee County, be called and kno\!ln by the 
name of, and under the title of ^'The Muscogee Academy ;" 
and that La Scott, William D. Lucas, Sidney Cook, Samuel Tmstces 
B. Head, and Edwin L. Degrafeiiried be, and they are hereby "^^lo""' 
appointed trustees ; and they and their successors in office "'"^ '"'°'" 
shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body corpo- ^"^''"*''' 
rate, by the name and under the title of '' The Trustees of May use a 
the Muscogee Academy," with the privilege of using acorn- <="","""" 

. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees Autiiorized 
and their successors in office, or a majority of them, are S'^i;™'"'' 
hereby authorized and empowered to appropriate any '""^^■ 
moneys and specialties belonging to, or appertaining to the 
said institution, in the manner they may think best calculated 
for the interest of the same ; and to erect suitable edifices 
for the promotion of literature. 

^3. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid May >ake 
trustees, and their successors in office, or a majority oi them, &c'I^^^' 
are hereby authorized to make such by-laws, from time to 
time, as may be necessary for the government of said acade- 
my : Provided always, that such by-laws are not repugnant Proviso. 
to the constitution and laws ot this State : and that the said And hold 
trustees be intrusted wiih all property, both real and per- p^p^"^- 
sonal, all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immu- 
nities whatsoever, which may belong to said institution, by 
virtue of this act, or which may hereafter be made, con- 
veyed, or transferred to them, or their successors in office, 
to have and to hold the same. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, May »uc 
That the trustees aforesaid, and their successors in office, g^^^'^^ 
shall, and they are hereby (declared to be capable of suing 
and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, and of 
using all necessary and ,'awful means for securing and de- 
fending any property, deifits, or demands whatsoever, to which 
they m;iy be entitled iri right of said institution ; and also 
for the recovery of the rents, issues, and profits of the same, 
or any jiart or parce< thereof. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted. That should any vacancy Vacancies 
happen, by death,resignation. or otherwise, of any of the ''°"' '^"'"' 
trustees of said a/ademy, hereby authorized and established, 
it shall be filled in such manner as a majority of the re- 
maining truste/s may point out in their regulations at their 
first meeting a/'ter the passage of this act; Provided, that Proviso, 
said meeting lakes place within twelve months. 

§ 6. And U it further enacted, That the said trustees May ap- 
shall have n^wer to select a treasurer, who shall give bond Tr'p"ai=urer, 
with appro/ed security to the said board of trustees for the "''"^ihaii' 

■ • 1 ■ 1 .u • ■ rr- • .1 r. give bond 

time beinr, and their successors in office, in the sum of ten andsecu- 
thousand/dollars, for the faithful discharge of the trust re- "'^' 
posed in iiim. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts Repealing 
of law?' militating against this act be, and the same are '^'''"^*^' 
herebV repealed. IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 16th, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



AN ACT to incorporate and appoint Trustees for the [no.147.] 
Washington Academy, in Talbot County; the Hamil- 
ton Academy, in Harris County ; the Social Circle 
Academy, in Walton [County]; the Flint River 



54 



ACADEMIES.— 1828. 



Academn in Houston County ; the Marion County hereby enacted by the authority of the mme. That the$5oon:,„- 
Academij; the Meriwether Countii Academy; and the trustees of the Madison County Academy, and their suq- K^rd"" 



Byron Academy, of the County of Baker 
Trustees of Be it enacted by the Sen ate and House of Representatiyes 
In'tor^Aca' of thc State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
'"" ° ^ hereby enacted by the authority of the sane. That John P. 
Blaclunag, Samuel C. Leach, Thomas G. Bugg, Henry 



demy, in 
Talbot 
County, 
appointed 



cessors in offite, or a majority of them, be, and they are f"i-.the bb- 
hereby authorized to raise by lottery the sum of five thou- Madison' ^ 
sand dollars, for the benefit of said academy, under such re- 'r'"'","y 

, ■ , II . . • Acuuemy- 

gulations and such schemes as m their judgment, shall be 
best calculated to promote the interest of said academy. 
And all sums of money which shall be raised Ijy virtue of !?um'^^ . 



MImq VVilliTtti McMurrv H. R. Ward, William Goss, and ^, -,, ,,/.(.. \c ■ ^i ^ '• i > ^ raised i^ou 

Mim., WiUiain iviciviuny, "• -^^- '^^,^a trustees of *'"^ '^^^' ^'^^'^ ^"^^^^^ defraying the expenses of said lottery) tobeappn,- 

their successors in olbce, are neieuy appointcu irusiccs oi , , ,.,,.,,, r •., ' , . . . •' ^ ..:..',' 



oftheHa- Washin'rton Academy, in Talbot County; and that Allen 

tademy Lavvhon" William C. Odborn, John J. Slatter, George W.. 

in Harris' R,o'jers Daniel HiolitowtM-, Thomas Mahone, John J. 

^""'"^'' Hamper,' H,J. Harwell, and Samuel A. Billing, and their 
successors in office, are hereby appointed trustees of Hamil- 
ton Academy, in Harris County; and that Wilson Wimtley, 



be applied by the trustees of sard academy, or their sue- I'^iateJ. 
cessors in office, to, and for the use of said acadeiny ; any 
law to the contrary notwithstanding. ' 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of R-epresentatives. 
• •.,■:,..■•.•■ . THOMAS STOCKS, ' • 

President 6f the Senate. 



^^cLdenty! Joseph Peoples,, Wil-don Jones, James Phillips, and Elisha ^^^^^^^^ to,' December Hth,' 1828 
in Walton jjenderson, and their successors. m o.tace, be, and they are 



County, j'jg^.'^^^y appointed truste.es of the Social Circle Academy, in 
ortheFiint Walton County: and that Jacob Dunn, Kennedy Dennard, 
diiny.tr" William N. L. "Crocker, John Stapler, and Walter L. Canip- 
Hou'swii bg]]^ and their successors in office, are hereby appoiiited 
^"'"''^' trustees of the Flint River Academ.y, in Houston County ; 
Of the Ma- and that William B.Brooks, Joseph, C. Brooks/ William 
[y^LrdT" "^^'li^' John R. Semore, and Wiley Williams, and their suc- 
U- "'^ cessors in office, be, and are hereby appointed trustees of the 
Of the Me- Marion County Academy; and that H. W; Ector, Alfred 
cHuly' WeR>orn, John h. Joiies, Abraham Ragan, and James A, 
Ac'aueuiy. Pe'rdue, and their successors in office, be, and are hereby 
appointed trustees of the Meriwether County Academy; 



JOHN. FORSYTH, Governor. 



AN ACT* to incorporate Jefferson Academy in Twiggs [no.149.],' 
County, and to appoint Trustees for the same. '-, , . 
Be it enacted by ike Senate and House of Representa- "^m^teesos: 
fives of .the State of Georgia., in General Assembly met, and A«Ki'eniy, 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the 5«?«e, That '!,> ^'"'i=s* 
from and after the passage of this act," there shall be esta- nominated 
blished,,nea,r Rains' store, in Twiggs county, an academy, ^(yfater""^^' 
to be called and known by the name of Jefferson Academy ; 
and that Thomas W. Terrell, John R.Lowry, James Guerrv, 



senr., James Willis, and John E. Dennard. and their suc- 

AvA of tii! uCrtTouncrAUen^ Samuel Howai-d, Stafford Lon?, Thomas cessors in office, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a 

BvronAca- -r, " _- ■ ■ i-.- i ,1,1 , _ i . , ^ .. ., 

deniv, in Brewner, 
^^^:^^ and their si 

'"" ed trustees for the Byron Academv, of the County of Baker. "•'"• 'n^'c ^n .a»v uw o^o u.,.y. wv. o^^.., ^.^cv. ..uu u^ v"- sued. 

§ 2.. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, pleaded, andshall be authorized to make such by-laws and Make by 



Thomas Porter, Isaac Welch, and Robert Hardie, body politic and corporate, by the name and style of " the 
successors in otTice,be, and they are hereby appoint- Trustees of Jefferson Academy ;" and as such be capable Maj 



and liable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be im- ^'"^ ^^■ 



leis incor- rpj^^^ ^,^g g^;^ trustees and their successors m office be, and regulations as may be nece.ssary for the government of said 



porated. 



they are hereby declared to be, abody politic and incorporate, academy ; Provided, such by-laws are not repugnant to the P'ovi«o. 

Theirstyie. by the name and style of the trustees of the several acade- con^^titution and laws of this State : and for that purpose Use a com 

Hnvsne mies before mentioned ; and as such sliail be capable and may have and use a common seal, appoint such officers as ^d^'p"' 

liable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, they may think proper, and remove the same from office for mmoffi. 

and shall be authorized to make such by-laws and regula- improper conduct or neglect of duty. 



and b 
sued. 

M.ike by- 



Pi'OV!: 

U.^e a 



J,!ay lioli'i 
property, 



tions as may be necessary for tht government of said . § 2. And be it further enacted. That the said trustees May^hoid 

academies ; 'Provided, such by-laws are not repugnant to shall be capable of accepting and being vested with all &c. ' 

the constitution or 'laws of this State : lud for that purpose manner of property, real and personal, all donations,.gifts, 

may have and use a common seal, and appoint such officers grants, privileges, and immumties whatsoever, which may ■ 

as they rnay think proper, and reinove the same from office, belong to said institution, or which may be hereaiter con- 

§ 3. And be if. further enacted. That tie said trustees of veyed, appropriated, or transferred to them or their succes- 

the before-mentioned academies shall be capable of accept- sors in office, to have and to hold the same for the proper 

ing and being invented with all manner o^ property, real benefit and behoof of said academy; and they shall be shaiibeej,- 

and personal; all donations, gifts, iirants, privileges, and entitled to an equal share of all moneys heretofore, or which eq,,,,i„,„^ 

unities whatsoever, which may belong to the said insti- may be hereafter appropriated to the academy or academies "J^^'^^^J^^j 



tutions, or which may hereafter be conveyed cr transferred 
to them and their successors in office, to have and to hold 
the same for the proper benefit and behoof of the said 
academies, severally. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That when anj vacancy 
shall happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, oi" any one 
or more of the trustees of the said academies, \he sur- 
vivors, or a majority of them, shall fill the same in such 
manner as may be pointed out by the by-laws of said 
academies. IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1828. 



of said county, by the laws of said State appropriating funds eftiie 
for the benefit of academies. toumy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That when any vacancy Vacaneies.. 
may happen, by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of 
the trustees of said academy, the survivors, or a majority of 
said trustees, shall fill the same in such manner as shall be 
pointed out by the bv-laws and regulations of the trustees 
aforesaid. ' ^IRBY HUDSON. 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 17tli, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[N0.148.] AN ACT to authorize the Trustees of the Madison 

County Academy to raise by Lottery the sum of five 

thousand Dollars, for the benefit of said Academy, 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 

of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 



JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. AN ACT* to repeal a part of an act entitled, Jlw.^cf [no.150.] 

to appoint Additional Trustees for the Academy of 
Jefferson County, SfC, passed the twenty-second day 
of December, eighteen hundred and twenty-seven. 
Whereas, it was believed at the time of the passage of Preamble. 



See (No. 149) entitled to a share of the Academy fujid. 



ACADEMIES.— 1828. 



55 



?o miicli "f 

wild net as 
adds tlie 
siiiiior«400 
to tlie Aca- 
demy Fund 
repealed, 
Olid said 
Slim vested 
iiithcl'iiis- 
tees of tlie 
Poor 
SchotJl. 



the above-recited act, that the poor school'^ funds of the 
county of Jefferson had so accumulated, that it could well 
spare ihe amount added by said act to the academy, without 
the slightest injury to the operations of the poor school of 
that county ; but the fact being now ascertained to be other- 
wise, and the trustees of the academy having placed the sum 
so added into the hands of the trustees of the poor school 
of tli'at county for poor school purposes^ 

' Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House ofEepre- 

sentdtires of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly 

met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, 

"That so much of the said recited act as adds the sum of 

four hiindred dollars of the poor school fund of Jeflerson 

county to the funds of the' academy of that county be, and 

thev'ameis hereby repealed ; and the said sum is hereby 

-revested in the trustees of the poor school fund of that 

county, 

^ IRBY HUDSON, 

■ Speaker of the House of P.eprcsentatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, Decembey 17th, 1828. ■ 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



may happen by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of 
the trustees of Hebron Academy, the survivors, or remaining 
trustees, shall fill the same in such manner as shall be pointeii 
out by the by-laws and regulations of the trustees aforesaid. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



Two addi- 

linnal 

TriiSfees of 
the W^asli- 
jnalon Aca- 
deiiiy ap- 
pointed. 



[no. 151.] AN ACT to add a certain, rmmher of Trustees to , the 
Washington Academy in-the County of Gwinnett. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same.^ 'J hat 
John Baker and Thomas Morgan be, and they are hereby 
appointed trustees of the Washington Academy, in the 
Coiiuty of Gwinnett, in addition to these already appointed ; 
any law to the cgntrary notwithslatiding. 

1RJ3Y HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Represf ntatives. 
• . , THOMAS STOCKS, ' 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 8th, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[N0.152.] 



Tiiistrcs of 
the licbron 
Academy, 
in Jloinoe 
County, 
nominal o.d 
and iiicur- 
poialed. 



May sue 
and he 
sued. 

Make by- 
laws. 
Proviso. 



Use a com- 
mon seal, 
and ap- 
point olii 
cers. 

May hold 
properly. 



Varanpies 
horf fjlteii; 



AN ACT to incorporate Hebron Academy, in Monroe 
County, and appoint Trustees for the same. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the ISlate of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hireby enacted by the avthcri/y of the same, That 
from and immediately after the passage of this act, the 
academy in Monroe county shall be known and called by 
the name of " Hebrori Academy," shall be known and 
called by that name ; and that Gabriel Christian, Thomas 
W. Davis, Williams F. Jackson, James Perdue, and 
Devis Smith, and their successors in office, be, and they 
are hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate, by 
the name and style of " the Trustees of Hebron Academy ;" 
and as such shall be capable and liable in law to sue and be 
sued, plead and be impleaded, and shall be authorized to 
make such by-laws and regulations as may be necessary for 
the said academy; Provided, such by-laws be not repugnant 
to the constitution and laws of this State : and for that pur- 
pose may have and use a jcommon seal, appoint such officers 
as they think proper, and remove the same from office for 
improper conduct or neglect of duty. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That the said trustees shall 
be capable of accepting and being invested with all manner 
of property, real and personal, all donations, gifts, grants, 
privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which may belong 
to said institution, or which may hereafter be conveyed or 
transferred to them or their successors in office, to have and 
to hold tiie same for the proper benefit and behoof of said 
academy. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted^ That when any vacancy 



AN ACT fo be etititled An Act tc^ incorporate ScnVen [no.153.] 
County Academy, and to appoint Trustees for the same. 

' Be it enacted by the Senate and Hon se of Reprcsenta-Tywtp.es of 
tives of the State (f Georgia, in General Assembly «'Ci^> county 
and it is hereby enacted by tJie authority of the same, 1 hat Academy 
Solomon- Biyan, Augustus S. Jones, Hardy Scarborough, antrjrqor- 
Robert M. Williamson, jun., William Cooper, Seabourn P"''"'^''''- 
Gocdall, and Mulford Marsh, are appointed, and they and ' 
their successors in office shall be, and they are hereby de- 
clared to' be, a body corpOfiatCjby the name and style of" the Tiieirstyit. 
.Trustees .of the Scriven County Academy," with the privi- n;°^/J°,"'" 
lege, of having and using a conimcn seal. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the trustees aforesaid, Mayappro- 
and their successors in office, or a majority of them, are FuiTds, &c. 
hereby authorized and empowered to appropriate in tlie 
mariner. they may think best calculated to promote the inte- 
rest of said, institution, and erect suitable edifices lor the 
education of youth, all moneys and specialties belonging, or 
in anywise ajipertaining to the said institution. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, and J^-^^f^^^'^g^''" 
their successors in office, or a majority of tbem, are hereby 
authorized to makq such by-laws and regulations as may be 
necofsary for the government of said academy ; Provided, ProviEo. 
such by-laws and regulations be not repugnant to the con- 
stitution and laws of this State: and that theyshall be invested • 
with all manner of property, both real and personal, all do- May hold 
nations, giOs, grants, privileges, and immunities whatsoever, P™''®"^' 
which may belong to said institution by virtue of this act, 
or which may herealter be made, conveyed, or transferred 
to them or their successors in office, to have and to hold the 
same lor the proper use, benefit, and behoof of said academy, 

§ 4. And be if further enacted, That the trustees of said Sue and be 
institution, and their successors in office, shall be, and they ^"^'^• 
are hereby declared to be, capable of suing and being sued, 
pleading and being impleaded, and using all manner of 
lawful measures for recovering or defending any property, 
debts, or demands whatsoever, which they may claim or 
demand in right of said institution, or any part or parcel 
thereof. 

§ 5. And he it further enacted. That all vacancies that Vacancies. 
may happen in the board of said trustees, shall be filled in 
such manner as a majority of tlie survivors shall point out. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted. That it shall be, and is shaii lay 
hereby the duty of said trustees, to lay before the grand jury, betbie'tL 
at the first term of ihe Superior Court of said county, in ^J^nd^ ^ 
each year, a full and correct statement of the situation and count of 
investments of the funds of the said institution, in such i''«"-''L"'.ds. 
manner and form as they may think proper, or said jury 
recommend : and the said returns shall by the said jury be ,^^'^^^^^'1"^™ 
delivered to the clerk of said court, and remain in his office before the 
until the general election next ensuing, when it shall be <he |^^^«^'g"^._ 
duty of said clerk to deliver the same to the senator of said cus. 
county, to be by him laid before the Senatus Academicus, 
when thereunto required. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, ^^y^^P- 

That the commissioners aforesaid shall have power to ap- xreasnrer, 

point a treasurer, who shall give bond with approved secu- ^1?° S 



rity, payable to his excellency the Governor, and his sue- and secu 



niy. 



9 



H w j 1 v^ 



V 



A 



56 



ACADEMIES.— 1829. 



f 



Repealing 

clause. 



cessors in office, in the sum of two thousand dollars, for the 
faithful performance of the duties of said office. 

§ 8. Andhe it farther enacted, Xhat all laws and parts ol 
laws militating against this act be, and the same are hereby 

repealed. 
^ IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[N0.154.] 



Tlie Trus- 
tees of the 
Pool- 
School 
Fund in ."le 
•evferal 
Counties to 
pay*the 
Teachers 
of poor 
children 
quarter- 
yearly. 



Duty of the 
TrijEtee 
when Jus- 
tices of the 
Peace fail 
t« report. 



HepeaUug 
Kiause. 



AN ACT move efectually to define the duty of the Trus- 
tees of the Poor' School Fund, in the respective Coun- 
ties of this State. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the Siatc of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That from 
and iniinediately after the passage of tliis act, the trustees 
of the poor school fund in the respective counties in this State, 
are required, whenever the teachers of poor children, in 
their respective counties, shall make out their accounts 
agreeable. to the provisions of an act, passed the twenty- 
second day of December, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, 
entitled, "An Act, for the better distribution and applica- 
tion of the poor school fund, and to point out the mode of 
accounting for the disbursement of the academy and poor 
school funds," to pay said accounts at the times, and on the 
days following, to wit : on the first Monday in A[rril, on the 
first Monday in July, on tlie first Wednesday in October, and 
on the first Monday in January in each and every year : 
Provided, no account shall be paid until the full end and 
expiration of the quarter tor which the demand is made. 

§ ,2. And be it farther enacted, 'I'hat the trustee of the 
poor school fund in the respective counties of this State 
shall not wait until all the Justices of tlie P6ace in tlieir re- 
spective counties may report, but said trustee is hereby re- 
quired, whenever said justices or any of them shall fail or 
neglect to report, agreeable to the act of the twenty-second 
day of December, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, to 
pay over to such teachers as may have made out their ac- 
counts as aforesaid, their respective demands : Provided, 
that said trustee, on paying out such sums, shall retain 
in his hands, as nearly as he can ascertain, a rateable pro- 
portion of money, as will be sufficient to cover the demands 
that may be made in the defaulting districts in his county, 
until said return shall have been maile agreeable to law. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That all acts, or parts of 
acts, mditating against this act be, and they are hereby 
repealed. 

WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



census of said counties, an amount for each of such default- 
ing counties equal to the smallest of the counties of the 
State which have made returns. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That all laws, and parts of Repeaii<ts 
laws, militating against this act be, and the same is hereby "''*"'* 
repealed. 

WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of the House of Represenfatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, ' 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



AN ACT to consolidate and add that part of tlie funds [fjo.ise.j 
, heretofore set apart for the support of County Aca- 
demies to the Poor School Fund, so far as. respects the 
County of Emanuel. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That from 
and after the passage of this act, thjit part of the funds here- 
tofore set apart for the support of county academies, so far 
as respects the county of Emanuel, be consolidated, added 
to, and become a part ofi the poor school fund of said 
county, subject in every respect to the laws now in force on 
the subject, any law to the contrary notwithstanding. 
WARREN JOURDAN, 
. Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



The Aca- 
demy and 
Poor 
School 
Fund of 
Einauue! 
County 
consolida- 
ted. 



^'1 



[no. 15.5.] AN ACT to authorize and require his Excellency the 
Governor to make a distribution of the funds set apart 
for the education of poor children, and for the endow- 
ment" of County Academies. 
The Go- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
I^use'a'dis- t^^^s of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
tiibuiion of it is hereby enacted by the authority aforesaid. That from 
Sctiooi and and immediately after the passage of this act, his excellency 
Fund'^"'"^ the Governor be, and he is hereby authorized and required 
among the to cause a distribution of the fund set apart for the benefit 
and education of poor children, and for academic purposes, 
to be made among the severnl counties of this State, retain- 
ing for those counties which have not made a return of the 



AN ACT to repeal the seventh Section of an A'ct passed 
the twenty-second December, eighteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, for the better distribution and application 
of the Poor School Fund, and to point out the mode of 
accounting for the disbursement of the Academy and 
Poor School Funds, so far as respects the County 
of Habersham. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it 
is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That the 
seventh section of the before-:rec!ted act, be, and the same 
is hereby repealed, so far as respects the county of Haber- 
sham. 

§ 2. Andbeit further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That so soon as the commissioners, or trustee, of the poor 
school fund of the county of Habersham sliall comply with 
the provisions of the before-recited act, that then his excel- 
lency shall be authorized to draw his warrant on tiie trea- 
sury in favour of the trustee as aforesaid, subject to his. 
personal application, or a written order for the sums due 
said county, signed by said trustee, and attested by one of 
the presiding justices of the Inferior Court of the county of 
Habersham — any law to the contrary notwithstanding. 
WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



[no. 157.] 



The se- 
venth sec' 
tion of said 
act as re- 
spects Ha- 
bersham 
repealed. 



The Go- 
vernor au- 
thorized te> 
draw his 
warrant in 
fav-urof 
the Trustee 
of Haber- 
sham 
Couniy. 



AN ACT to authorize the Justices of the Inferior-Court [no.153.] 
of Glynn County, to sell the Academy Building in said ■, 
County, and to appropriate the proceeds thereof to 
the Education of the Poor, and other County purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 



Af l i\4^ 



ACADEMIES.~1829. 



Thelnfe- 
rior Court 
of GlyiiB 
Counly au- 
thorized to 
sell the 
Academy 
building in 
said Coun- 
ty- 
Proceeds of 
sale how 
ypplied. 



and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
the Inferior Court of Glynn county is hereby authorized and 
empowered to sell and dispose of the academy building in 
said county, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, 
having first caused notice to be published of such sale in 
some public gazette, and at three or more public places in 
said county, for thirty days ; and the said court is further au- 
thorized to apply tiie proceeds of said sale to the education 
of the poor children of said county, and for other county 
purposes. WARREN JOURDAN, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 21st, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



[N0.159.] j^-^ ACT to. incorporate and appoint Trustees for the 
Redlick Academy in Monroe County, the Vernon Aca- 
demy in Troup County, the Camphellton Academy in 
Campbell County, and the Randolph Academy in 
Randolph County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representd- 
lives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Job 
Taylor, Anderson Baldwin, Alexander Perkins, Edward 
Calaway, and Turner Hunt, and their successors in office, 
are hereby appointed trustees for the Redlick Academy, in 
Monroe county; and that Woody Dozier, Willis Whatley, El- 
liott Reid, Wiley J. Sterling, and Ira Allen, and their succes- 
sors in ofiice, be, and are hereby appointed trustees of the Ver- 
non Academy, in Troup county ; and that Francis Irvin,Tho- 
mas Morell, Gilbert C. Coffee, James Gresham, Thomas Mc- 
Kay, Martin Kolb, and Middleton Hill, and their successors in 
ofiice, be, and they are hereby appointed trustees for the 
Campbellton Academy, in Campbell county; and that James 
Miller, John R. McNeal, Jared Irwin, William Everett, and 
Richard J. Snelling, and their successors in office, be, and 
they are hereby appointed trustees for the Randolph Aca- 
demy, in Randolph county. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, 
and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby de- 
clared to be, a body politic and corporate, by the name and 
style of the trustees of the seA^eral academies before men- 
tioned ; and as such shall be capable and liable in law to 
sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and shall be au- 
thorized to make such by-laws and regulations as may be 
necessary for the government of said academies ; Provided, 
such by-laws are not repugnant to the constitution or laws 
of this Stute : and for that purpose may have and use a com- 
mon sea], and appoint such officers as they may think proper, 
and remove the same from office. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees of 
the before-mentioned academies shall be capable of accept- 
ing and being invested with all manner of property, both real 
and personal, all donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and immu- 
nities whatsoever, which may belong to the said institutions, 
or which may hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them 
or their successors in office, to have and to hold the same, for the 
proper benefit and behoof of the said academies, severally. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That when any vacancy 
shall happen by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any one 
or more of the trustees of said academies, their survivors, or 
a majority of them, shall fill such vacancy as may be pointed 
out by the by-laws of said academies, severally. 

WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of ths House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d. 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 
H 



Trustees ef 

Redlick 

Academy, 

in Monroe 

County, 

nominated. 



Of Vernon 
Academy, 
in Troup 
County. 

Of Camp- 
bellton 
Academy, 
in Camp- 
bell Coun- 
ty. 

And of 

Handolph 
Academy, 
in Ran- 
dolph 
County. 



Said Trus- 
tees incor- 
porated. 
Their style. 



May sue 
and be 
sued. 
Make by- 
laws, &c. 
Proviso. 



Use a com- 
mon seal, 
and ap- 
point offi- 
cers. 

May hold 
property, 
&c. 



AN ACT to incorporate the Athens Female Academy. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
Moses Waddle, A. S. Clayton, Stevens Thomas, Alonzo 
Church, John A. Cobb, James Nisbitt, and Asbury Hull, 
be, and they are hereby appointed trustees of the Athens 
Female Academy, with all the powers, liabilities, privileges, 
and immunities of the other incorporated academies of 
Clark county. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the tides to the lot now occupied and used for the pur- 
poses of said academy, together with the houses and appur- 
tenances thereunto belonging, be, and the same are hereby 
vested in said trustees and their suK^cessors in ofiice. Pro- 
vided, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed, 
as to authorize said academy to draw any portion of the aca- 
demic fund of said county. 

WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



6? 



[NO.160.] 

Trustees of 
tlie AUien* 
Female 
Academy 
nominated 
and incor- 
porated. 



The titles 
te the lot 
now occu- 
pied for 
said Aca- 
demy vest- 
ed in them. 

Pro'viso. 



Vacancies. 



AN ACT* to appoint and incorporate Commissioners for 
the Decatur County Academy. 

Be ii enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by tJie authority of the same. That 
Whitman Owens, Alexander McGowan, William Whiddon, 
John Degvafenried, William Williams, William Powell, and 
Thomas King, be, and they are hereby appointed commis- 
sioners of the Decatur County Academy. 

§ 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That said Whitman Owens, Alexander McGowan, William 
Whiddon, John Degrafenried, William Williams, William 
Powell, and Thomas King, and their successors in office, 
are hereby declared to be a body corporate and politic, in- 
vested with authority to use a common seal, to sue and be 
sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be ansvvered 
unto, and to use and exercise all authority incident to cor- 
porations of the like kind, under the name and style of" the 
Commissioners of the Decatur County Academy." 

§ 3. Be it further enacted. That said corporation 
be, and they are hereby authorized to call for and receive 
such proportion of money as may be the proportionate share 
of the academical fund, for said county of Decatur. 

§ 4. Be it further enacted. That the commissioners 
of the Decatur County Academy are hereby authorized to 
locate the academy building wherever the said corporation 
may deem fit and proper. 

§ 5. Be it further enacted. That all vacancies which 
may occur in the board of commissioners may be filled by 
theremaining commissioners, or a majorityof them, in such 
manner as they may provide in their by-laws and regulations 
— and that all acts or parts of acts militating against this 
act be, and the same are hereby repealed. 

WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOxMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



[N0.16I.] 



Cnmmis- * 
sioners 'of 
the Deca- 
tur County 
Academy 
nominated. 



Said Com- 
missioners 
incorpora- 
ted. 



Tlieireene- 
ral powers. 



Authorized 
to receive 
Ihoir pro- 
liortion of 
tiie Acade- 
my Fund. 

Their pow- 
er as to the 
location of 
the build- 
ing. 

Vacancies. 



AN ACT to consolidate the Poor ScJmoI and Acade- [no.igs.] 
mical Fund for the County of Montgomery. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State. of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 

* See the Act (No. 1C5). 



58 



ACADEMIES.— 1823. 



Tlie Toor 
School and 
Academy 
Fund of" 
Montgome- 
ry County 
eonsolida- 
ted. 



The Coin- 
inissioiiPis 
of the Aca- 
demy to 
pay over 
the money 
to the 

Trustee of 
the Poor 
School 
Fund. 
The Trus- 
tee to draw 
the money 
from the 
Treasury. 

Repealing 
clause. 



herchy enacted hj the autlwrlty of the same, That from 
and after the passage of this act, the fund set apart and 
known as the academy fund for tlie county of Montgomery, 
shall no longer be known as a fund for that purpose, but 
phall be attached to, and become a part of, the poor school 
fund for said county. • , „ , 

R 2. And he it further enacted, That it shall be the 
duty of the commissioners of said academy to pay over all 
moneys or other effects belonging to said academy, into the 
hands of the sole trustee for the poor school fund for said 
county, and by him to be applied to the education of the 
poor, agreeable to the provisions of law. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid trus- 
tee shall make application, and receive from time to time 
any moneys in the treasury which may be set apart for the 
Montgoniery County Academy. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That all laws and 
parts of laws militating against this act be, and the same 
are hereby repealed. 

WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



fNo.iCS.] AN ACT* to r^epeal the first section of an Act, entitled 
An ActtoaddtJie Academy Fund to which the County 
of Baker is entitled to the Poor School Fund of said 
County, and fifty dollars and seventy cents of the Poor 
School Fund to which the County of Early was enti- 
tled, for theyearseighteenhundred and twenty four and 
eighteen hundred and tiverityfive, to the same ; and 
to authorize the taldng of the Census of sundry Coun- 
ties of this State, passed the twenty -seventh day of De- 
cember, eighteen hundred and twenty-six. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia^ in General Assembly tnet, and it 
is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the 
first section of the above-recited act be, and it is hereby re- 
pealed. 

WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 18th, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



Ilie first 
section of 
said act. re- 
pealed 



is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Chris- Trustees oJ 
topher Bowen, John Robinson, Sanders VV. Ray, Thomas ^^^^^j^^ 
Chandler, and Isaac S. Wood, and their successors in office, in the 
be, and they are hereby appointed trustees of Carroll Aca- cS,"* 
demy, in the county of Carroll ; and as such are made and !;°j"''-f*"J 
declared to be a body corporate, with power to sue and be ?orated!^°'' 
sued, plead and be impleaded, have, hold, and convey pro- Their 
perty belonging to said academy, now or hereafter, and do i'°'''*''^- 
all other things pertaining to the same. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the trustees of May make 
the academy aforesaid shall have power to adopt such by- fc^ ^^''^" - 
laws as they may deem necessary and proper for the govern- 
ment and prosperity of the academy aforesaid ; Provided, Proviso, 
such by-laws are not repugnant to the laws and constitution 
of this State. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That when a vacancy Vacancies, 
shall happen in the board of trustees of said academy, by 
death, resignation, or otherwise, the remaining trustees of 
the academy shall proceed to fill such vacancy by ballot. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That the trustees of the May hold - 
academy aforesaid, as a body corporate, shall, and they are piope^y' 
hereby declared to be able and capable of receiving, having, 
and holding all gifts, grants, and donations, whether real or 
personal, which may be given, granted, or tendered to them 
for the benefit of said academy ; any law, usage, or cus- 
tom to the contrary notwithstanding. 

WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



[kto. 164.1 AN ACT to incorporate Carroll A.cademy, in the County 
of Carroll, and appoint Trustees for the same. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it 



* See Act (No. 105) first section of, repealed. 



AN ACT to repeal an Act, entitled An Act, passed on [no. 165.] 
the twentieth day of December, eighteen hundred ami 
twenty-six, to consolidate the Academical and Poor 
School Fund, set apart for Decatur County, and the 
same become a Poor School Fund.. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- said act re- 
tives {of the State of Georgia), in General Assembly met, and peaied. 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
from and after the passage of this act, the act passed on the 
twentieth day of December, eighteen hundred and twenty- 
six, entitled, an act " to consolidate the Academical and 
Poor School Fund, set apart for Decatur County, and the 
same become a part of the Poor School Fund," be, and 
the same is hereby repealed. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That all acts or parts of Repealing 
acts repugnant to this be, and the same are hereby repealed. 
WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



[ 59 ] 
APPROPRIATION ACTS. 

fNo.166.] AN ACT to (/appropriate Moneys for ilie political Year four cents, in compliance with a concurred resolution, passed 
eighteen hundred and twenty-one. the 27th of November, eighteen hundred and nineteen. 

Be it enacted J)ythe Senate and House of Representatives ^- ^'^'^ ^^ ^"'^ further enacted by the authority aforesaid, TotheSur- 
ofthe State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is |hat the sum of three thousand nine hundred and thirteen ',',lZn!h 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That for the dollars be appropriated for the surveyor of the tenth district district of 
political year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, °^ ^'■""" '. Provided, that the same be not paid to said sur- ^"'"'" 
the following sums of money be, and the same are hereby ^^-y^^ ""^'1 ^e shall have performed the service required of 
appropriated", viz. ^^""'' ^"^ "^^^^ f"" ^"^ satisfactory report thereof; that the 

Salary of The salary of his excellency the Governor shall be three ^"'" ^^ fifteen dollars be appropriated to Messrs. Camak To Camak 
venfm. thousand dollars per annum; Secretaries of the Governor, ^"^ f^'^^s, for printing of one hundred and fifty copies of ^^if/^^s^ 

not exceeding three, one thousand dollars eacli per annum ; ^'^^ Governor's communication ; that the sum of thirty-seven othek. 
Secretary the Secretary of State, two hundred and fifty dollars ; the dollars and ten cents be appropriated to Maria F. Parsons, 
T~k Treasurer, fifteen hundred dollars ; the Surveyor General, '" conformity to a resolution of the last session, in favour of 
Ie3' five hundred dollars; the Comptroller General, one thou- ^aria F. Bexby; that the sum of three dollars per day be 
Comptroi- sand dollars ; the Clerk of the House of Representatives, appropriated to Alexander Greene, for services rendered as 
ciS'the six hundred dollars ; the Secretary of Senate, six hundred door-keeper /or the commissioners of the land lottery; that 
House of (]oii;,r3 ; the Judges of the Superior Courts, twenty-one ^^^^ ^"'" ^^ twenty-five dollars be appropriated to the per- 
latu'eT"" hundred dollars each ; the Attorney General, and five Soli- sons employed by the commissioners of the land lottery, in 
ofTieie-Citors General, two hundred and twenty-five dollars each: Preparing the tickets for drawing. That the following 
mte. which said several sums shall be, and they are Jiereby ap- ®"'^^ ^^ '^^so appropriated, viz. — to Margery Simmons, or Variousap- 

ihefupt propriated for their use, to be paid quarter-yearly, by warrant h^*' "^'der, the sum of forty dollars, agreeably to a concurred f^P^;. 
iTtome"''' ^''0™ ^^^ Governor on the Treasurer, out of any money not resolution ; to Camak and Hines, for printing a sufBcient cording to 
anSi^it- specially appropriated. number of copies of the treasurer's abstract, to furnish each rSoimions. 

orsGene- ^^ j^^^^ y^ it further enacted, That the sum of forty member of the General Assembly with one copy, and to at- 
Fund""^"' thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated ^^^^ ^ ^^OPY ^o each copy of the Journal of the House of Re- 
and set apart as a contingent fund, subject to the orders of presentatives, agreeably to a contract with the committee 
the Governor. o" printing, the sum of fifty dollars; to William Stroud, 

Pay of 3. And be It further enacted, That for the compensation seventy-five dollars, for his temporary support, and for the 

j^le'iSs-"^ of the members of the Legislature, four dollars each per purpose of enabling him to procure the necessary certifi- 
lature. j^^y dunug their attendance be appropriated, and the sum cates to place him on the pension-list of the United States ; 
of four dollars for every twenty miles, in coming to, and re- ^^ William A. Knight, agreeably to a concurred resolution, 
turning from, the seat of government ; and the^sum of six ^'^^ ^^^ of twelve [dollars] and twenty-five cents ; and the 
President dollars each per day to the President of Senate and Speaker ^^'^ of one hundred and nine dollars eighty-one and three- 
and Speak- ^^ ^.j^g Hoygg of Representatives, during their attendance, quarter cents to Thomas S. Swain, administrator of Mark 
and the sum of four dollars each, for every twenty miles in Predgen, deceased, agreeably to a coi^curred resolution ; to 
secreta?'' coming to, and going from, the seat of government ; to the Joseph Durrence, forty-tiiree dollars eighty-seven and a half 
'"^' Clerk of the House of Representatives and Secretary of the cents, agreeably to a concurred resolution; to John Seg- 
Senate, during the sitting of the Legislature, six dollars '"^'^ ^"^^ sum of four hundred dollars, agreeably to a con- 
each per day, and the sum of sixty dollars for contingent burred resolution ; and the further sura of four hundred and 
cS^^&f expenses each; to the two engrossing clerks and an' as- seventy-five dollars for the purchasing one hundred copies 
"' ' sistant clerk in the House of Representatives, and two en- °^ ^''^ Georgia Justice, to be distributed by his excellency 
grossing clerks in the Senate, six dollars each per day; to f^^ Governor to such oiiicers as have not been furnished, 
Commir ^^^ Clerk of the Commiittee on Finance and the Clerk of ^" conformity with a concurred resolution, approved the 
tee"'""' the Committee on the State of the Republic, eighty dollars ~^^^ December, 1819; to James A. Evereett, eighty-two 
alid Door-' ^^^^ ' ^'^ '''^'^ messengers and door-keepers of the Legisla- dollars and fifty cents, in pursuance of a resolution of the 
Jceepei^?"^' ture, four dollars each per day during the session; to the House of Representatives ; which said sums of money sliall 
cfneraf Adjutant General, eighteen hundred dollars, to be paid f^e, and the same are hereby appropriated out of any moneys 
Alexander quarter-yearlv ; to Alexander Greene, the sum of sixty-two ^" '^^ treasury, not otherwise appropriated. 

dollars and fifty cents, for airing, scouring, and taking care DAVID WITT, 

of the Senate Chamber, the desks, carp'ets, &c. in die re- Speaker of the House of Representatives, 

cess of the Legislature, and making fires on wet days ; and ' MATTHEW TALBOT, 

to Marlow Pryor, the like sum of sixty-two dollars and fifty President of the Senate, 

cents for similar services, in relation to the Representative Assented to, December 20th, 1820. 
Peter Fair. Chamber ; to Peter Fair, one hundred and twenty-five JOHN CLARK, Governor. 

dollars, for winding up the clock, keeping clean the stair- . . , „ 

cases, passages, &-c. AN ACT to appropriate Moneys for the political Year [No.ier.j 

i^?y con^' '^- -^'^^ ^^ ''' further enacted by the authority aforesaid, eighteen hundred and ticenty-two. 

missioners. That the following sums be, and they are hereby appro- 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of JRe- Appropria- 
priated, viz.— to John Foster, Benjamin Whitaker, John presevtatives of the State of Georgia, in General Asscndjly^^^^l^'^^ 
Rutherford, John Selman, and Thomas H. Kenan, com- met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, 
missioners of the land lottery, the sum of five dollars each That for the political year one thousand eight hundred and 
cieX. P^"* ^!^y-' ^'uririg their attendance ; to the clerks employed twenty-two, the following sums of money be, and the same 
Appropria- in said lottery, five dollars each per day; to Jacob Skinner are hereby appropriated^ viz. — the salary of his-excellency Salary of 
tain'per-'^'^" ^"^^ Charles Huson, the persons engaged in delivering the the Governor shall be three thousand dollars per annum; venion 
sons. names, prizes, and blanks of the lottery to said commis- the Secretaries of the Governor, not exceeding three, one His Secie- 

sioners, the sum of two dollars each per day, for their ser- thousand dollars each per annum ; the Secretary of State, secretary 
vices ; to Joseph Attarray, eighty-three dollars and thirty- two hundred and fifty dollars ; the Treasurer, fifteen hun- S'lira- 

H2 



CO 



APPROPRIATION ACTS. 



Pay of 
Members of 
the Legisla- 
ture. 



President 
and Speak- 



surveyor dred dollars ; the Surveyor General, five hundred dollars ; 
o^mptrai- the Comptroller General, one thousand dollars; the Ad- 
lerGenerai. j^tant General, eighteen hundred dollars ; the Clerk of the 
Genera"' House of Representatives, six hundred dollars ; the Secre- 
Hoiise°and ^ary of the Senate, six hundred dollars ; the Judges of the 
Secretary' Superior Courts, tv/enty-one hundred dollars each ; the 
Jud^g'eT'"' Attorney General, and five Solicitors General, two hundred 
Atto'rney ^nd twcnty-fivc doUars each ; for three Inspectors of the 
or"'*Gene-'' Penitentiary, not exceeding two hundred and twenty-four 
ins ectors dollars eacli : which said several sums shall be, and they are 
ofthePeni- hereby appropriated for their use, to be paid quarter-yearly, 
tnmiary. ^^ vvarrant from tlie Governor on the Treasurer, out of any 

monej not specially appropriated. 
For defray- ?. And be it further enacted, That for defraying the ex- 
pensesVf"" penses of the Penitentiary, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
thePeni- gand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, for 
Printing a printing fund, not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars ; 
Comlnsent ^hat the sum of twenty thousand dollars be, and the same 
Fund. is bereby appropriated, and set apart as a contingent fund, 
subject to the orders of the Governor, during the political 
year eighteen hundred and twenty-two. 

3. And he it further enacted, That for the compensation 
of the members of the Legislature, four dollars each per day 
during their attendance, be appropriated, and the sum of 
four dollars for every twenty miles, in coming to, and returning 
from, the seat of government ; and the sum of six dollars 
each per day, to the President of Senate, and Speaker of the 
House of Representatives, during their attendance, and the 
sum of four dollars for every twenty miles, in coming to, 
Cleric and and going from, the seat of Government; to the Clerk of 
feecietarj. ^j^^ House of Representatives, and Secretary of the Senate, 
during the session of the Legislature, six dollars each per 
day; and the sum of sixty dollars for contingent expenses, 
Engrossing each ; to the two engrossing Clerks, and an assistant Clerk 
in the House of Representatives, and two engrossing Clerks 
in the Senate, six dollars each per day ; to the Clerk of the 
Committee on Finance, and the Clerk of the Committee on 
the State of the Republic, eighty dollars each ; to the Clerk 
of the Committee on Public Education and Free Schools, 
Messengers sixty dollars ; to the messengers and door-keepers of the 
keepers""' Legislature, four dollars each per day, during the session ; 
A. Greene, to Marlow Pryor and Rhodam A. Greene, the sum of one 
hundred and twenty-five dollars, for airing, scouring, and 
taking care of the Senate and Representative Chamber, 
desks, carpets, &c. in the recess of the Legislature, and 
Peter Fair, making fires on wet days ; and to Peter Fair, one hundred 
and twenty-five dollars, for winding up the clock, keeping 
clean the staircases, passages, &:,c. 
Land^ot- ^' ^^^ ^^ it further enacted by the authority of the same, 
tery Com- That the following sums be, and they are hereby appro- 
missioners. priated, viz. — to Peter Lamar, James Blair, Samuel 
Groves, James Alston, Cornelius McCarty, and Thomas 
Moore, Commissioners of the Land Lottery, for tiieir several 
services, the sum of five dollars each per day, during their 
fl^nsZ'''" ^^^cndance ; to William Blair, the sum of seventy-five 
various in- doUars, for fifteen days' .service, in examining and preparing 
peSn""" ^'^'^^^^ ^0^' Land Lottery, in the absence of one of the Com- 
FheTouery "^^^^'•^"^'"s '' Provided, that the said William Blair shall not, 
tickets, fcc. during the said fifteen days, receive pay as a Clerk to the 
Commissioners of the Lottery; to Cyrus B. Pritchard and 
Robert W. Games, the sum of fifty-two dollars each, for 
thirteen days' service each, in arranging numbers in nu- 
merical books, and preparing the county books ; for the 
clerks employed in said lottery, five dollars each per day: 
to John S. RatHff"and Wiley Gather, the persons engaged 
in delivering the names and prizes of the lottery to said 
commissioners, the sum of two and a half dollars each per 
day, for then- services ; to the clerk employed to furnish a 
list of the fortunate drawers for publication, five dollars 
per day, for every day's drawing; and to Prior Wright, 
door-keeper of the lottery, the sum of four dollars per day, 
durmg the continuance of the lottery; and to the Commis- 



Clerks, &c. 

Clerics to 
the Com- 
mittees. 



sioners of the Land Lottery, the sum of one hundred and 
forty-four dollars six and a quarter cents, for incidental ex- 
penses incurred for paper, books, desks, &c., in carrying 
into effect the said lottery, disposing of the territory lately 
acquired of the Creek Indians. 

5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the following sums of money be also appropriated, 
viz.— four hundred dollars to John Cunningham, of Elbert 
County, in conformity to a concurred resolution ; and the 
further sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated to 
William Hendry, agreeably to a concurred resolution ; for 
Messrs. Grantland and Orme, for printing, one thousand and 
sixty-five dollars forty-three and three-fourth cents, to be 
paid out of the printing fund ; to Rachel Riggs, the sum of 
eighty dollars, agreeably to a concurred resolution ; to 
Messrs. Camak and Hines, for printing the Treasurer's ab- 
stract, thirty dollars ; bill on internal improvement, fifteen 
dollars ; ditto relative to intestate's estates, ten dollars ; 
memorial of the University, thirty dollars ; report and bill 
on Banks, fifteen dollars ; manifesto, ten dollars ; to be paid 
out of the printing fund : and the further sum of sixty-one 
dollars and thirty-two cents, to pay and satisfy the demands 
of Willam Stanley, for rations or provisions furnished the 
militia, on the frontiers of Camden and Vv^ayne Counties, 
in the year 1812, agreeable to a concurred resolution ; and 
that his excellency the Governor be autliorized to draw^ a 
warrant in favour of Daniel Blue, for the sum of one hun- 
dred and fifty dollars, agreeable to an act passed the 16th 
day of December, 1821 ; that the sum of three hundred 
and sixty-five dollars and forty-nine cents be, and the same 
is hereby appropriated to James Pelot, administrator of the 
estate of Jesse H. Harrison, in full for supplies furnished 
the militia of Mcintosh County, in an expedition to the 
frontiers of Wayne County, in April, 1818, agreeable to a 
concurred resolution ; which said several sums shall be, and 
the same are hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the 
treasury, not otherwise appropriated. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 

AN ACT supplementartj to, and amendatory of an Act, 
passed the twentieth day of December, one thousand 
eight hundred and twentij, entitled. An Act to ap- 
prvpriate Money for the political Year 1 82 1. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
the sum of one hundred and ten thousand dollars be, and 
the same is hereby appropriated as a land fund, subject to 
the orders of the Governor. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the following sums 
of money be appropriated to the persons, and for the pur- 
poses hereinafter mentioned ; viz. to the messengers and 
doorkeepers of the Legislature, four dollars each per da}s 
during the session ; to Mary Flournoy, fifty dollars, agree- 
ably to a concurred and approved resolution ; to Alexander 
Greene ten dollars, for scouring, brushing, and preparing 
the Senate and Representative Chambers for the called ses- 
sion of the Legislature ; to the Clerk of the Committee on the 
State of the Republic, ten dollars : which several sums shall 
be, and the same are hereby appropriated out of any moneys 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

DAVID WITT, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of Senate. 
Assented to, 15th May, 182L 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



Approprire- 
tiuiis ac- 
toidiiig lo 
cnncurred 
rt'soliuioiis- 



To sundrii 
individu- 
als. 



[no.168. 



Land Fiimi 
appropria- 
ted. 



Messenger.s 
and rioor- 
keepers. 



Clerk to the 
Committee 
on the 
State of 
the Reput)- 
lic. 



APPROPRIATION ACTS. 



61 



[N0.169.] AN" ACT to appropriate Moneys for the political Year 
eighteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Appropria- Se it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives 
tions (or ^ the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it 
liir'^' is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That for 
the political year eighteen hundred and twenty-three, the 
following suras of money be, and the same are hereby ap- 
saiaryof propriated ; viz. the salary of his excellency the Governor 
TPrnw' ^^^^^ ^^ ^'^'■®^ thousand dollars per annum ; the Secretaries 
Hi9"secie- of the Governor, not exceeding two, one thousand dollars 
secreiary each per annum ; the Secretary of State, two hundred and 
of State, flfty dollars ; the Treasurer, fifteen hundred dollars ; the 
Surveyor Survcyof General, five hundred dollars; the Comptroller 
comptroi- General, one thousand dollars ; the Adjutant General, two 
ierGenerai. hundred dollars ; the Clerk of the House of Representatives, 
Si'House, six hundred dollars ; the Secretary of Senate, six hundred 
and Secre- dollars * Provided, that no warrant shall issue for the first 
imie. *' quarter salary of the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of 
the House of Representatives, till the Executive has satis- 
factory evidence that the said Secretary of Senate and Clerk 
of the House of R^epresentatives have respectively made or 
caused to be made, and attached to the engrossed journals 
Judges. of the present, good and sufficient indexes ; the Judges of 
the Superior Courts, twenty-one hundred dollars each ; the 
Attorney Attorney General and six Solicitors General, two hundred 
oil Gene- and twenty-five dollars each; for three Inspectors of the 
las ectors Penitentiary, not exceeding two hundred and twenty-four 
of the Pe- dollars each : which said several sums shall be, and they are 
To'^be paid hereby appropriated for their use, to be paid quarter-yearly, 
quarter- ^^ warrant from the Governor on the Treasurer, out of any 

vearlj'. •' . . •' 

money not specially appropriated. 
For defray- § 2, And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
penses^o" That for defraying the expenses of the Penitentiary, a sum 
ttie Peni- not exceeding ten thousand dollars be, and the same is 
" ' '^' hereby appropriated ; and for a printing fund, not exceeding 
Contingent five thousand dollars ; that the sum of twenty thousand 
^""'^' dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated and set 
apart as a contingent fund, subject to the orders of the 
Governor during the political year eighteen hundred and 
twenty- three. 
Pay of the § 3, And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid., 
fhe'Le^Vs"*^ That for the compensation of the Members of the Legisla- 
lature.' turc, four doUars each per day, during their attendance, be 
appropriated, and the sum of four dollars for every twenty 
miles, in coming to and returning from the seat of govern- 
President ment ; and the sum of six dollars each per day, to the Pre- 
andspeaiv- gident of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Repre- 
sentatives, during their attendance, and the sum of four 
dollars for every twenty miles in coming to and returning 
eierk and from the seat of government ; to the Clerk of the House of 
tore aiy. jj^gprgggj^t^tives and the Secretary of the Senate, during the 
session of the Legislature, six dollars each per day, and the 
sum of sixty dollars for contingent expenses each ; to the 
Engrossing two cugrossing Clcrks and an Assistant Clerk in the House 
Clerks, &c. of Representatives, and two engrossing Clerks in the Senate, 
Clerks to six dollars each per day ; to the Clerk of the Committee on 
wiuwr" Finance, and the Clerk of the Committee on the State of the 
Republic, and Clerk to the Committee on Public Education 
Messengers and Free Schools, eighty dollars each ; to the messengers 
keepers. ^"^^ doorkeepcrs of the Legislature, four dollars each per 
Pryorand day, during the session ; to Marlow Pryor and Rhodam A. 
Greene, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, for 
airing, scouring, and taking care of the Senate and Repre- 
sentative Chamber, desks, carpets, &c., in the recess of the 
Legislature, and making fires in wet days ; and to Peter 
Peter Fair. Fair one hundred dollars, for winding up the clock, keeping 

clean the staircases, passages, &c. 

tioTto"*" ^ '^' "^"^ ^^ ^* further enacted by the authority afore- 

sundry in- s<iid. That the following sums be, and the same are hereby 

dividuais. appropriated ; viz. that the sum of seventy-three dollars 

sixty-three cents be, and the same is hereby appropriated to 



John Terrell and Daniel Davis, agreeable to a concurred 
resolution of the last Legislature ; to the Clerk of the Com- 
mittee of the House of Representatives on the Governor's 
communication with relation to Abner Hammond, one hun- 
dred and fifty dollars ; to Daniel Sturges, Surveyor General, 
for drafting a plan of Newton and Walton Counties, and for 
a plan of the lately ceded territory, embracing the counties 
of Dooley, Houston, Monroe, Henry, and Fayette, pursuant 
to resolutions from Senate, thirty dollars ; to Roger L. 
Gamble, late Attorney General, the sum of seventy-seven 
dollars, agreeable to a concurred resolution, being a com- 
mission of five per centum on certain moneys collected by 
him for the State ; that the sum of three hundred dollars be 
appropriated for the payment of militia, drafted as a guard 
to the commissioners appointed for ascertaining the true 
head of the St. Mary's river, agreeable to a concurred 
resolution. 

§5. Andbe it further enacted. That the following sums To the 
of money be allowed and appropriated to the persons herein- /lof/ing ^° ' 
after mentioned, and for the services specified : to the Hon. certain 
Augustus S. Clayton, Judge of the Western Circuit, for 
holding the Superior Courts in the counties of Newton, 
Henry, and Fayette, during the past political year, two 
hundred dollars ; to the Solicitor General of said circuit, rp^, ^-^^^ ^^_ 
for attending said courts, fifty dollars; to Ciiristopher B. licitors Ge- 
Strong, Esq., late Judge of the Ocmulgee Circuit, for holding "^"^^ ' 
the Superior Court in the county of Monroe, in the month 
of June last, fifty dollars.; to the late Solicitor General of 
the Ocmulgee Circuit, fot attending said court, tvi^enty dol- 
lars ; to the Hon. Thomas W. Harris, Judge of the Southern 
Circuit, for holding the Superior Court in the county of 
Houston, in the month of May last, fifty dollars ; to the 
Solicitor General of the Southern Circuit, for attending said 
court (Houston), twenty dollars. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted, That the sum of four ToPeier 
hundred dollars be appropriated to Peter Gent, keeper of "'"' 
the public arms, for cleaning, and furnishing materials, and 
taking care of public arms at Milledgeville ; to Gen. John Gen. John 
Floyd, executor of the estate of Gen. Francis Hopkins, de- cu°gt,'&J'. 
ceased, the sum of five hundred dollars. 

§7. And be it further enacted, Thdit five thousand dol- Appropria- 
lars be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the river improve- *^ 
Altamaha ; Provided, no part of the money shall be drawn ™*"^°^ 
from the treasury until a contract for any work is made, maha. 
and a certificate from a majority of the commissioners is 
received, that the work of said contract is completed. 

§8. And be it further enacted by the avthority afore- of the Oe- 
said. That the sum of ten thousand dollars be, and the same "'"'=*='=• 
is hereby appropriated for tlie improvement of the Ocmulgee 
river, to be laid out in able-bodied negroes, which shall be 
kept at work on said river, or hired out when the river is 
too high to be worked on; the title to the property to be 
vested in the State. 

§ 9. And be it further enacted. That the sum of ten Land 
thousand dollars be appropriated as the land fund, for pay- ^"'"'■ 
ing the fees of the Secretary of State, Surveyor General, 
Treasurer, Comptroller General, and Secretary of the Exe- 
cutive Department, ongrants that may be issued for lands 
drawn in the land lotteries of 1820 and 1821, and former 
land lotteries ; io James Camak, for printing the bill on the Appiopria- 
free school system, ten dollars ; for printing the bill on 'iZ^'^^''' 
common {ree schools, ten dollars ; Treasurer's abstract, sons. 
thirty dollars ; Ne Exeat, bill, ten dollars ; bill for the sale 
of fractions, ten dollars ; for list of warrants issued by the 
E.xecutive, ninety dollars; penal code bill, ten dollars ; and 
report of the Committee on Finance, one hundred and 
twenty dollars : that the sum of twelve dollars be appro- 
priated and paid to Isham Coleman, of Washington County, 
for his attendance at this place as a witness in the case of 
Col. Hammond. 

§ 10. And be it further enacted by the authority afore- uvMm- 
said, That there shall be appropriated, for military services, ^"""^ 



62 



APPROPRIATION ACTS. 



All war- 
rants to be 
cliargeahio 
to a parti- 
cular fund. 



Secretaries 
of the Exe- 
cutive De- 
partment. 



the sum of four thousand dollars ; and that there be appro- turning from, the seat of government ; and the sum of six President 

priated for Daniel Sturges, Surveyor-General, the sum of dollars each per day, to the President of the Senate, and er"'' ^^'^'"!' 

three hundred and six dollars, for fifty-one general plans of Speaker of the House of Representatives, during their at- 

fractional surveys, for the use of the Commissioners. tendance, and the sura of four dollars for every twenty 

§ 11. And be it further enacted, That tiie Comptroller- miles, in coming to, and returning from, the seat of govern- 

General shall not in future approve and accept any draft or ment. To the Clerk of the House of Representatives, and C'lerkand 

warrant which is not made cliargeable upon the specific Secretary of Senate, during the session of the Legislature, ^''"'^^'*'''- 

fund set apart for that specific purpose; nor shall the six dollars each per day, and the sum of sixty dollars for 

Treasurer pay any draft or v/arrant until the same has contingent expenses each ; to the two engrossing Clerks, Engrossiiig 

been regularly accepted and checked by the Comptroller- and an Assistant Clerk of the House of Representatives, and ''''■'''"' ^'' 

General, other than warrants drawn upon the contingent two Engrossing Clerks in the Senate, six dollars each per 

fund. day ; to the Clerk of the Committee on Finance, and the cierksto 

§12. And be it further enacted, That the further sum Clerk to the Committee on the State of the Reoublic, and fees.""" 

of one hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-six cents be, Clerk to the Committee on Public Education and Free 

and the same is hereby appropriated for the pay and com- Schools, eighty dollars each ; to the Messengers and Door-Messengers 

pensation of one of the Secretaries of the executive depart- Keepers of the Legislature, four dollars each per day durina ^"p ^°"'" ■ 

ment, for the two months' services ending on the last of this the session ; to Marlow Pryor, and Rhodam Greene, the Pryorar.d 



month, who is discharged by this act. 

. ALLEN DANIEL, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 



Salary of 
the Go- 
vernor. 



sum of one hundred and twenty-live dollars, for airino-, scour- ^'^^^^^' 
ing, and taking care of the Senate and Representative cham- 
ber, desks, carpets, &c., in the recess of the Legislature, and 
making fires on wet days ; and to Peter Fair the sum of one Peter Fair. 
hundred dollars, for winding up the clock, keeping clean 
The Legislature having adjourned, I am constrained to the stair cases, passages, iSiC. That the following sums be, To variou? 
assent to this Act. JOHN CLARK, Governor, and the same are hereby appropriated to Camak and Rao-- certain se™ 

December 25th, 1822. land, viz. — For printing sixteen quires of bonds, and adver- '^''^*^' 

tising the sales of fractions in eighteen hundred and twenty- 

1-0.170.} AN ACT to appropriate Monerjs for the political Year one, thirty-eight dollars and fifty cents ; for printing the 

eighleen hundred and-ioenty-four. Comptro er s Report in etgnteen hundred and twenty-two, 

^ -''' thu'ty dollars ; lor prmtmg the bill lor the election of elect- 

Appropria- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives ors, five dollars ; for the bill for altering the constitution 

year.ieaV'' of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is relative to the Governor's election, fifteen dollars ; for the 

hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That for the board of public works, twenty dollars ; for the loan office, 

political year eighteen hundred and twenty-four the follow- fifteen dollars ; for the Treasurer's and Comptroller's Re- 

ing sums of money be, and the same are hereby appro- port, one hundred and twenty dollars ; for the free school 

priated; viz.— the salary of his excellency the Governor shall bill, fifteen dollars; for the punishment of slaves, eight 

be three thousand dollars per annum ; the Secretaries of dollars ; for the report on Jackson's claims, thirty-five dol- 

mie-f*^"*^ the Governor, not exceeding three, one thousand dollars lars ; for the report from banks, one hundred and thirty dol- 

Secretary each per aunutn ; the Secretary of State, two hundred and lars ; for the report on the memorials from Augusta, Sa- 

Tre^asurer. ^^^^ dollars ; the Treasurer, fifteen hundred dollars ; the vaimah, and Darien, ninety-five dollars ; for honest debtors' 

GMCTai' Surveyor-General, five hundred dollars ; the Comptroller- bill, fifteen dollars ; for the dower bill, fifteen dollars ; and 

Comptroi- General, one thousand dollars ; the Adjutant-General, two his excellency the Governor is hereby authorized and re- 

jutam:'^ Ge- ^.""^^^'ed [dollars] ; the Clerk of the House of Representatives, quested to draw a warrant on the treasury in their favour, for 

nerai. six hundred dollars ; the Secretary of the Senate, six hun- the amount of their account for printing the report of the 

Hoise° and "-'^'^^ dollars ; Provided, that no warrant shall issue for the Committee on Finance : the sum of three hundred dollars 

of"rie^Se- ^^^'^ quarter's salary of the Secretary of the Senate and to John W. Hunter, under a concurred resolution appoint- 

nate. Clerk of five House of Representatives, till the Executive ing him an agent on the part of this State, to aid in obtain- 

shall have satisfactory evidence that the said Secretary of ing the settlement of the claims of the citizens of this State, 

Senate and Cl«rk of the House of Representatives have for military services ; the sum of four hundred dollars to the 

respectively made, or caused to be made, and attached to keeper of the public arms, for cleaning and furnishing ma 

the engrossed Journals of the present Session, good and terials, and taking care of public arms at Milledgeville ; to 

Judges. sufficient indexes t the Judges of the Superior Courts, James Webb, Esq. for services in laying out and marking 

^Tsoiidt-*^^"^^'— ^ '^""*^''"''^°'^^''*^^^'^' the Attorney-General and with durable po-sts, the town of Macon, the sum of four 

ors Gene- ^'^ Solicitors-General, two hundred and twentv-five dollars hundred and thirty dollars and fifty cents, as recommended 

Inspectors f ^^^ ' ^o^" "^ree Inspectors of the Penitentiary,' not exceed- by the Joint Committee on Finance; to John Mercer, To the ' 

ofihePeni- lug two hundred and twenty-four dollars each : which seve- Edward Conner, Amos Love, James Rosseau, and Theo- *^'|g"* ''■ 

Aii'payabie ''^^ ^""^^ ^'^'^^^ ^®' ^"^ they a.re hereby appropriated for their drick Montfort, Commissioners for selling fractions, four dol- Commis- ' 

use, to b_e paid quarter-yearly, by warrant from the Governor lars each per day ; to Messrs. Camak and Ragland, for '""'*'' 



quarter- 
yearly. 



on the Treasurer, out of any money not specially appro- printing the laws of college, forty dollars; to James Boze- 



piiated. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That for defraying the 

expenses of the Penitentiary a sum not exceeding ten Ihou- 

sand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated ; and 

tor a printing fund, not exceeding fifteen thou^^and dollars : 

Contingent that the sum of twenty thousand dollars be, and the same is 

Fund. hereby appropriated and set apart as a continfrent fund, sub 



For defray- 
ing the ex- 
penses of 
the Peni- 
tentiary. 
PrintiiiK 
Fund. 



man, Esq., late ComptrollerGenrral, forty dollars, for exa- 
mining, correcting, and adding up the returns made by the 
commissioners appointed by the State, to sell the fractions 
in Walton, Gwinnett, Hall, Habersham, and Rabun ; to the 
Clerk of the Committee on the state of the Pi^epublic, for 
his services as Clerk to the Select and Joint Committee, on 
the memorials from Darien, Savannah, and Augusta, the 



Pay nf 
Members 
of the Le- 
eislature. 



ject to the orders of the Governor, during the political vear sum of twenty dollars; to Yelverton P. King, Solicitor- 
eighteen hundred and twenty-four. " General, of the Ocmulgee Circuit one hundred^ and ninety- 

<^i. And be It further enacted, That for the compensa- nine dollars ; and to Cicero Holt, Solicitor-General of the 
tion of the members of the Legislature, four dollars each per Western Circuit, one hundred and five dollars, for services 
day, duringtheir attendance, be appropriated, and the sum of by them respectively lendered in collecting money for the 
tour dollars for every twenty miles, in coming to, and re- State, during the past political year ; to Roger L. Gamble, 



APPROPRIATION ACTS. 



63 



Esq., late Attorney-General, twenty-four dollars and fifteen 
cents, for services rendered by him in collecting money for 
the State, being five per cent, on the susns by them respect- 
ively collected and paid into the treasury ; to the Commis- 
sioners of Fraction Sales, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
and fifty dollars, for stationary ; to James Blair, for services 
rendered as Commissioner at the proposed Cherokee treaty, 
two hundred and eighty dollars ; to Carlton Welborn, for 
services as Clerk at the proposed Cherokee treaty, one 
hundred and sixty-eight dollars ; to William Triplett, Esq., 
for like services, two hundred dollars. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[xo.rn.] AN ACT to approj)riate Moneys fo7^ the support of Go- 
vernment during the political Year eighteen hundred 
and twenty-Jive. 
Appropiia- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprcsenta- 
iiiTcar ^'''^^^ ^f ^^^^ State of Georgia, in General Assembly met^ 
1S35. ' and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
for tlie political year eighteen hundred and twenty-five, the 
foUovvmg sums of money be, and the same are hereby ap- 
sainvyof propriated, viz. The salary of his excellency the Governor 
leniOT." shall be three thousand dollars per annum ; the Secretaries 
HisSecre- of the Governor, not exceeding three, one thousand dollars 
secremry each per annum ; the Secretary of State, two hundred and 
Trfa^'iirer. ^^"^Y ''^jUars ; the Treasurer, fifteen hundred dollars ; the 
Surveyor, SurveyOi-Gencral, five hundred dollars ; the Comptroller- 
i^?"a'i'id°'" General, fil'teen hundred dollars ; the Adjutant-General, 
Adjutant ^^^^ hundred dollars ; the Clerk of the House of Representa- 
cierkoiuie tives, six hundred dollars ; the Secretary of the Senate, six 
iecreuiy^'' hundred dollars ; Provided, that no warrant shall issue for 
of Senate, the first quarter's salary of the Secretary of the Senate and 
Clerk of the House of Representatives, until the Executive 
shall have satisfactory evidence, that the said Secretary of 
the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives have 
respectively made, or caused to be made and attached to the 
engrossed journals of the present session, good and sufficient 
.Tudges. indexes : the Judges of the Superior Courts, twenty-one 
Attorney hundred doUavb each ; the Attorney-General and six Soli- 
citors Ge- citors-General, two hundred and twenty-five dollars; for 
i^^i'dors three Inspectors of the Penitentiary, not exceeding two 
ofthePeni- hundred and twenty-four dollars : which several sums shall 
teniiaiy. j^^^ .^^^^j ^j^g^ ^^.^ hereby appropriated for their use, to be 
paid quarter-yearly by warrant from the Governor on the 
Treasurer, out of any money not specially appropriated. 
For defray- § 2. And be it further enacted, That for defray inof the 
penses^af^" expenses of the Penitentiary, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
the Peni- sand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated : and 
Printing for a printing fund, not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars ; 
Comi'nffent ^^^ *'^^ sum of twenty thousand dollars be, and the same is 
Funii. hereby appropriated, and set apart as a Contingent Fund, 
subject to the orders of the Governor, during the political 
year eighteen hundred and twenty-five. 
M'^'ifrsof ^'^' '^'^^ be it further enacted, That for the compensa- 
the Legis- tiou of the members of the Legislature, four dollars each per 
lature. ^^y (jm.[f,g ^^jjg^^. attendance be appropriated, and the sum 
of four dollars for every twenty miles in coming to, and 
President^ returning from, the seat of government ; and the sum of six 
cr. '' dollars each per day to the President of the Senate, and Speaker 
of the House of Representatives, during their attendance, and 
the sum of four dollars for every twenty miles in coming to, 
Sectary. ^"^' returning from, the seat of government : to tiie Clerk 
of the House of Representatives, and Secretary of Senate, 
during the session of the Legislature, six dollars each per 
day, and the sura of sixty dollars for contingent expenses 



each ; to the two Engrossing Clerks, and an Assistant Engrossing 
Clerk of the House of Representatives, and two Engrossing ^'<^'^''^' *<=• 
Clerks m the Senate, six dollars each per day ; to the Clerk cierksio 
to the Conunittee on Finance, one hundred dollars, and the ^^\-i^°'J"', 
Clerk of the Committee on the slate of the Republic, and 
Clerk to the Committee on Public Education and Free 
Schools, eighty dollars each ; to the Messengers and Door- 
Keepers of the Legislature, four dollars each per day during 
the session ; to Rhodam A. Greene, the sum of one hundred RhodamA. 
and twsnty-five dollars, for airing, scouring, and taking care *^''^'^"®- 
of the Senate and Representative chambers, desks, carpets, 
tfcc, in the recess of the Legislature, and making fires 
on wet days ; and to Peter Fair, the sum of one hundred and Peter Fair, 
twenty-five dollars, for winding up the clock, keeping clean 
the staircases, passages, &c. ; and that the following sums 
be, and they are hereby appropriated, to wit : — For a Land Lmd 
Fund, subject to the orders of his excellency the Governor, ^'""''' 
the sum of ten thousand dollars ; the sum of six thousand a fund to 
dollars be appropriated for the payment of the persons en- ^n^ageTi^ 
gaged in taking the census of tliis year ; the sum of four taking ihc 
hundred dollars to Charles Damaron, in lieu of his land ToTadoia 
bounty, according to a concurred resolution ; to James ^f,I'eeabie 
Lasseter, four hundred dollars, agreeable to a concurred re- toconcm- 
sohition ; to George Stapleton, a revolutionary soldier, four uons'^^°'"" 
hundred dollars, agreeably to a concurred resolution ; the sum 
of two hundred dollars bepaid to William Kemp, in lieu of, and 
as a commutation for his bounty warrant, agreeable to a con- 
curred resolution ; to Amos Richardson one hundred and 
twenty dollars, agreeable to a concurred resolution ; to Sea- 
ton Grantland filty dollars, agreeable to a concurred and ap- 
proved resolution ; to John Haupt, the sum of two hundred 
and fifty-one dollars ; and to Daniel Gugle, the sum of five 
hundred and seventy-nine dollars and two cents, agreeable to 
a concurred resolution ; and to Joseph V. Bevan, the sum 
of four hundred dollars, agreeable to a concurred resolution ; 
to John Pugsley, sixty-nine dollars, agreeable to a concurred 
resolution; to William Christian, special messenger to Senate, to special 
forty-eight dollars ; to John U. Brown, special messenger to g'^f''"' 
Senate, thirty-six dollars ; to John H. Lawson, special mes- 
senger to Senate, thirty-six dollars ; to the additional En- 
grossing Clerk of Senate, six dollars per day, for the time he 
may have served ; and the further sum of one hundred dollars 
to John Bozeman, military store-keeper, for cleaning an ad- 
ditional number of arms, agreeable to a concurred resolution; 
and to Thomas Mitchell, Surveyor-General, the sum of five TotiieSur- 
hundred dollars for recording sundry plats, and bringing up n^rai'^*' 
the business of the office, which occurred previous to his 
election, agreeable to the report of the joint committee of 
both branches of the General Assembly ; and the further sum 
of two hundred and seventy-two dollars for furnishing the 
Commissioners and Sherifl^s with sundry plans of fractions 
and adjoining squares, in pursuance of an act of the last 
General Assembly ; the sum of four hundred dollars to the 
keeper of the public arms, for cleaning and furnishing mate- 
rials, and taking care of all public arms, which now are, or 
may hereafter be deposited in the arsenal at Milledgeville ; 
Provided, that his excellency the Governor may deem it ne- 
cessary and expedient to appoint such an officer : the sura To employ 
of ten thousand dollars for the employment of a civil and gJpXai 
topographical Enffineer, and the expenses incident to the ne- kiiJ Civii 
cessary aid, according to a concurred resolution ; to Cicero solicitors 
Holt, Solicitor-General of the Western Circuit, one hundred General, ■ 
and sixty dollars, and to Micajah Henley, Solicitor-General 
of the Northern Circuit, the sum of one hundred and ten 
dollars ninety-two and a half cents, for services rendered by 
them, in collecting money for the State, being two and one- 
half per cent, on the sums by them lespectively collected, 
during the past political year, and paid into the treasury in 
lieu of a concurred resolution ; to Y. P. King, Solicitor- 
General, one hundred and twelve dollars and fifty cents in 
full for the collection of four thousand five hundred and one 



64 



APPROPRIATION ACTS. 



dollars belonging to the State, it being two and a half per 
cent, on said amount, in lieu of a concurrexl resolution. 
JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 

Assented to, December 18lh, 1824. ,^„^^^^ ^ 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 

[N0.172.] AN ACT supplementary to, and amendatory of an Act, 
passed the eighteenth of December, one thousand eight 
hundred and twenty four, entitled An Act to appro- 
priate Moneys for the jwlitical year eighteen hundred 
and twenty-Jive. 
i,anrt Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 

To'dawd ti-^^s (f t^^^ ^^^^^ ^f Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
propuae . ^^^^ ^^ _^ hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars be, and 
the same is hereby aj)propriated as a land fund, subject to the 
orders of the Governor. 
Clerks to § 2. And be it further enacted, That the following sums 
mfttee's"' ^f money be appropriated to the persons, and for the pur- 
poses hereinafter mentioned, viz : to the Clerk of the Com- 
mittee on the state of the Republic, eighty dollars, and 
Clerk of the Committee on Finance, fifty dollars, for addi- 
Tovvii- tional services ; and the sum of five hundred dollars be ap- 
!eu','cTn'^ propriated to William Triplett, Comptroller General, for 
jroiier Ge- ascertaining the unsettled balance of accounts against the 
several defaulting Tax Collectors of this State, from the year 
eighteen hundred, up to the time of his going into office ; the 
To the So- sum of One hundred dollars for the compensation of Cicero 
'tier'rr ^'^' Holt, Esq., Solicitor General of the Western Circuit, and 
twenty-five dollars for the compensation of C. J. McDonald, 
Solicitor General of ti)e Flint Circuit, for services rendered 
in the trial of John Loving before the High Court of Im- 
witnesses peachment ; and the sum of three dollars per day be allowed 
oftheFra'c- to the wituesses, who have attended upon subposnas, on pro- 
tion selling secution of the State against John Loving, Samuel Jackson 
Sr and Fleming F. Adrian, impeached for high crimes and 
misdemeanors, and those who have attended upon subpoenas 
and testified before the Joint Committee on the State of the 
Republic ; and that the sum of three dollars be allowed the 
same for every twenty miles they have travelled in going to 
and returning from the seat of Government for that purpose ; 
and the sum of four dollars for every twenty miles travelled, 
be allowed to the messengers who have been employed in 
To aid in summoning witnesses ; and the sum of four thousand dol- 
»ionument lai"s bo appropriated to aid in erecting of monuments in the 
!" ? p*1^- city of Savannah to the memories of Greene and Pulaski ; 
ki's memo- and that his excellency the Governor be authorized to draw 
ries $4000. ^^^ ^.j-^g (jeasury for the above sums, out of any moneys not 
Wm. Y. otherwise appropriated •, to William Y. Hansell two hundred 
rianseii. ^j^^j^j-g f.^j. j^jg services as Clerk to the High Court of Im- 
peachment. 
Military § 3. And be it further enacted. That the sum of twenty 

^""''" thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated 
as a military fund, subject^to be drawn for by the Executive ; 
and to the Surveyor General the sum of twenty dollars for 
each map of districts transcribed by him, agreeable to a con- 
curred resolution, to be paid quarter-yearly as said maps are 
completed. JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, June 11th, 1825. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



fives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and Approprm- 
it is liereby enacted by the autliority of the same. That for H^eyiar 
the political year eighteen hundred and twenty -six, the fol- i'^'^*'- 
lowing sums of money be, and tlie same are hereby appro- 
priated, viz. — The salary of his excellency the Governor shall Salary or 
be three thousand dollars per annum ; the Secretaries of the vemor." 
Governor, not exceeding three,. one thousand dollars each {^'^jg^*"*" 
per annum ; the Secretary of State, two hundred and fifty secretary 
dollars ; the Treasurer, fifteen hundred dollars per annum ; Trfa^,lrer. 
the Surveyor General, five hundred dollars ; the Comptroller Surveyor, 
General, fifteen hundred dollars ; the Adjutant General, two ler'and"" 
hundred dollars ; the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Geierau 
six hundred dollars ; the Secretary of Senate, six hundred cieriiof 
dollars ; Provided, that no warrant shall issue for the first a!id"s°e"a^^ 
quarter's salary of the Clerk of the House of Representatives '="y "^ ® 

-1 ■ 11316 

and Secretary of Senate, until the Executive shall have satis- 
factory evidence that the said Clerk of the tlouse of Repre- 
sentatives and Seci'etary of Senate have respectively made, 
or caused to be made, and attached to the engrossed Jour- 
nals of the present session, good and sufficient indexes ; the 
Judges of the Superior Courts, twenty-one hundred dollars Judges. ' 
each ; the Attorney General, and six Solicitors General, Attorney 
two hundred and twenty-five dollars each ; for three Inspec- ors'lene-" 
tors of the Penitentiary, not exceeding two hundred and rai. 
twenty-four dollars each ; which several sums shall be, and ofXpeni- 
they are hereby appropriated for their use, to be paid quarter- J™lfbie' 
yearly, by warrant from the Governor on the Treasurer, out quarter- 
of any money not specially appropriated. yearly. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That for defraying the ^°,''[|^^''^y; 
expenses of the Penitentiary, a sum not exceeding ten thou- pensesof 
sand dollai's be, and the same is hereby appropriated ; and Eentia'ry'' 
for a printing fund, not exceeding twenty thousand dollars ; P™tijig 
and the sum of twenty thousand dollars be, and the same is contingent 
hereby appropriated and set apart as a contingent fund, sub- ^""'i- . 
ject to the orders of the Governor, during the political year 
eighteen hundred and twenty-six. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That for the compensation Pay of 
of the members of the Legislature, four dollars each per day ot""tte*Le- 
during their attendance be appropriated, and the sum of S's'a'u'^- 
four dollars for every twenty miles in coming to and return- 
ing from the seat of government ; and the sum of six dpl- 
lars each per day to the President of the Senate and president 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, during their jj"'' Speak- 
attendance, and the sum of four dollars for every twenty 
miles in comingto and returning from the seat of government; 
to tlie Clerk of the House of Representatives and Secretary cierk and 
of Senate, during the Session of the Legislature, six dollars s^^cretary. 
each per day, and the sum of sixty dollars for contingent ex- 
penses each ; to the two engrossing Clerks, and an assist^ant Engrossing 
Clerk of the House of Representaves, and two engrossing "' 
Clerks in the Senate, six dollars each per day ; to the Clerk 
of the Committee on Finance, one hundred dollars ; and the oierks :o 



[NO. 173.] AN ACT to appropriate Moneys for the support of Go- 
vernvient during the political year eighteen hundred 
and twenty-six. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 



Clerk of the Committee on the State of the Republic, one |J;f^i^g°™- 

hundred dollars ; to the Clerk of the Committee on Public 

Education and Free Schools, and the Clerk of the Committee 

on Agriculture and Internal Improvement, the Clerk of the 

Committee on the Judiciary, and Military Committee, eighty 

dollars each ; to the Messengers and Door-keepers of the i"essengers 
, . , /. 1 11 1 11 .,1 • ^^fl Door- 

Legislature, four dollars each per day durng the session ; keepers. 

to Rhodam A. Greene, the sum of one hundred and twenty Greene."'*' 
dollars, for airing, scouring and taking care of the Senate 
and Representative chambers, desks, carpets, &c., in the re- 
cess of the Legislature, and making fires on wet days ; and 
to Peter Fair, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, peter Fair, 
for winding up the clock, keeping clean the staircases, pas- 
sages, &c. And that the following sums be, and the same 
are hereby appropriated, to wit : for a land fund, subject to ^^"^ 
the orders of his excellency the Governor, the sum of ten 
thousand dollars ; the sum of four hundred dollars to the to tiie 
keeper of the public arms, for cleaning, and furnishing ma- |'|^g'p",,'|'fg 
terials, and taking care of all the public arms which now are arms, &c. 
or may hereafter be deposited in the arsenal at Milledgeville, 



APPROPRIATION ACTS. 65 

To Trarious during the present political year ; the suoj of four hundred Senate, six hundred dollars; Provided, ^o warrant shall cieik..i- 
jpefsorii. dollars, according to a concurred resolution, to VViiliam En- issue for the first quarter's salary of the Cierk of the House I'^d leciT^ 
treken, a revolutionary soldier ; the yum of four hundred of Representatives, and Secretary of the Senate, until the ^'7 <'*"*"« 
dollars to John McKinnie, a revoiutidmary soldier, agree- Executive shall liave satisfactory evidence that the said """ 
able to a concurred resolution; to Edward L. Thomas, Clerk of the House of Representiitives and Secretary of the 
Esquire, for examining and reporting to his excellency the Senate have respectively made or caused to be made and 
Governor on the survey of the first district of Dooly, the sum attached to the engrossed journals of the present ses- 
of one hundred and fourteen dollars and fifty cents ; for sion good and sufficient indexes ; the Judges of the Supe- judges. 
resurveying said district, eleven hundred and forty dollars rior Courts, twenty-one hundred dollars each ; the Attor- Attonicy 
seventy-five cents ; to Cicero Holt, late Scdicitor General ney General, and seven Solicitors General, two hundred and oi'^^ceile-'" 
of the Western Circuit, fifty-tour dollars and thirty six cents ; twenty -five dollars each ; for three Ipspectors of the Peni- ;ai. 
A Clerk to the sum of five hundred dollars to the Comptroller General, tentiary, not exceeding two hundred and twenty-four dollars "nileTeni- 
mfiier'"Ge- ^r the purpose of paying for the services of a Clerk ; to each : which said several sums shall be, and they are p^'Lhie 
nerai. Samuel Buffington, the sum of one hundred and ninety-four hereby appropriated for their use, to be paid quarter-yearly iiuaitei- 
dollars and seventy-five.cents, it being the amount he has been by warrant from the Governor on the Treasurer, out of any ^'"'"^'y- 
, compelled to pay unjustly into the treasury of this State ; to money not specially appropriated. 
AddiMnnai Joj^jj p_ Booth, Jofin W. Hooper, George Scott, Rol)ert § 2. And be it further enacted, That for defraying the For defray- 
cierks!'"^ B. Clayton, as additional Clerks in the office of Secretary expenses of the Penitentiary, a sum not exceeding ten jI.'L'es'or" 
of the Senate, six dollars each per day for the time they may thousand dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated ; [1!*^,^^"'" 
be engaged in said office, according to a concurred reso- and for a printing fund, not exceeding twenty thousand dol- PiinUng : 
To the So- lution ; to Charles J. McDonald, late Solicitor General, lars ; and the sum of twenty thousand dollars be, and the f-^nttn^ent 
neraT *''^" the sum of four hundred and sixty-nine dollars and eighty- same is hereby appropriated and set apart as a contingent *'"'"<*■ 
one cents, for the collection of various sums of money, fund, subject to the orders of the Governor, during the poli- 
collected and paid into the treasury of this State, and for tical year eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, 
securing of large sums of money due the same ; to Yel- § 3. And be it further enacted. That for the compen- Pay of 
verton P. King, late Solicitor General, the sum of six hun- sation of the members of the Legislature, four dollars ^!i"'"ue'he- 
dred and fifty dollars, for services rendered the State in col- each per day, during their attendance, be appropriated, gi^iaaire. ' 
lecting and paying over to the treasury various suiusof money, and the sum of four dollars for every twenty miles in com- 
and also for carrying into judgment various debts, on which ing to and returning from the seat of government ; and the 
the State has granted to debtors indulgence in the Superior sum of six dollars each per day to the President of the Piesident 
Courts of Greene and Putnam ; and the sum of one hundred Senate, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, during ^" •-i'«a*c- 
dollars to John Eastwood, for the employing a steamboat to their attendance, and the sum of four dollars tor every 
remove obstructions from the river Allatnaha, and Ocmulgee, twenty miles incoming to and returning from the seat of go- 
up to Macon, five thousand dollars, under the direction of vernment; to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, and ci^rk and 
Thomas Wilcox, John T. Lamar, and S. C. Dunning ; to the Secretary of the Senate, during the session of the Legisla- '^<='='«'"f>'- 
Commissioners of the Road from the Locust Stake to Clarks- tnre, six dollars each per day, and the sum of sixty dollars 
vdle, in the County of Habersham, two thousand dollars, for contingent expenses, each ; to the two Engrossing Engrofdng 
agreeable to a concurred resolution ; to Benjamin VVootan, Clerks, and an Assistant Clerk of the Houseof Representa- ^'"'''S*^^- 
thirty dollars eighty-two and a half cents, agreeable (o a con- tives, and three Engrossing Clerks in the Senate, six dollars 
Wm. V. curred resolution; to William Y. Hansell, late Secretary each per day ; to the Clerk to the Committee on Finance, cierks to 
Hansen, of the Senate, five hundred dollars, agreeable to a joint and one hundred dollars; and the Clerk of the Conmfittee on jj^;^^'™' 
concurred resolution ; to the Commissioners of the Oconee the State of the Republic, one bimdred dollars; to the 
Navigation Association, three thousand dollars, agreeable Clerk of the Committee on Public Education and Free 
Jiidgesibr to a concurred resolution ; and tlie sum of one hiMKh-ed Schools, and the Clerk of the Committee on Agriculture 
ii^a Co"urt^'. dollars to Eli S. Shorter, for holding two Courts extra in the and internal Improvement, the Clerk of the Comuiittee on 
County of Upson ; to Jesse McNeil, one hundred dollars. the Judiciary and Military Committee, eighty dollars each ; 

DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, to the messengers and doorkeepers of the Legislature four Messenger! 

Speaker of the ETouse of Representatives, dollars each per day during the session; to Rhodam A. keeiiere""*^ 

ALLEN B. PO'AELL, Greene, tlie sum of one hundred and twenty dollars for airing, RiiodamA. 

President of the Senate, scouring, and taking care of the Senate and Representative 

Assented to, December 22d, 1823. chambers, desks, carpets, &c., in the recess of the Legis- 

G. M. TROUP, Governor, lature, and making fires on wet days ; and to Peter Fair, Peter Fair. 
jr., the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars for wind- 

[no.174.] '"ff up the clock, keepiitg clean the staircases, passages, 

AN ACT to appropriate Moneys for the support off Go- ^'^^ 

vernment during the political year eighteen hiindred § "*• -'^"^ ^" ^^' furt^'C^' enacted, That the sum of three To rar)io« 

and twentu-seven. hundred and sixty-two dollars and ninety-five cents be paid ^'^.''I'.'^Ha 

uoMsfor'* • to Carlton Welborn, for extra services, in bringing up the st-vii:e.-. 

thijear ^^ it enacted bij the Senate and Housp of Representatives unfinished business of the Surveyor GeneraFs office, by 

18-27. of the State of Georgia, in Genend AKseuibly met, and it is recording twenty-three hundred and fifty-three plats ; and 

hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That for the that the following sums be, and the same are hereby appro- P|ircini ap- 

political year eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, the fol- priated, to wit : the sum of foin- hundred dollars to the keeper j":;;|"'i[J\.a. 

lowing sums of money be, and the same are hereby appropri- of the public arms, for cleaning and furnishing materials, ''"'■* P^'- 

Saiao-of ated, viz. : — the salary of his excellency the Governor shall and taking care of all the public arms which now are, or ^"'"^' 

ve^rnor ^^ ^^^^^^ thousand dollars per annum ; the Secretaries of the may hereafter be deposited in the arsenal at the seat of go- 

His secre- Governor, notexceethng three, one thousand dollars each per vernment, during the [)resent iwlitical year ; the sum of eight 

Secretary annum; the Secretary of State, two hundred and fifty dol- hundred dollars to William Triplett, Comptroller General, 

Treasurer. ^^^^ ' the Treasurer, fifteen hundred dollars per annum; for clerk hire ; to Lovic Pierce, ofGreene County, the sum According 

compfroi- ^'^^ Surveyor General, five hundred dollars; the Comp- of three hundred and sixty do'lars, in lieu of thirty-six acres '",["»- 

ler, an™ troUer General, fifteeen hundred dollars; the Adjutant of University land, recovered by suit in Greene Superior <'""s- 

Geuerau J^'^"^^^'' *'^'o hundred dollars ; the Clerk of the House of Court, agreeable to a concurred resolution of both branches 

Representatives, six hundred dollars ; the Secretary of the of Assembly ; to William Schley, the sum of four thousand 

1 



6G 



APPROPRIATION ACTS. 



Kiiiid. 



For certain 
biidijus ill 



Pnnr 

ydiDol 
Fund. . 



Adjutant 
General, 



For certain 
Atad, - 



dollars, being a balance due him of account of two thou- 
sand copies of the Digest of British Statutes, furnished the 
State on subscription of the Governor ; the sum of four 
hundred dollars to James Houston, in lieu of a bounty war- 
rant, puisuant to a concurred resolution. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted. That the sum of twenty 
thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby set apart as a 
military fund. 

§ Q.' And he it further enacted. That his excellency the 
Governor be authorized to pay the balance due for making 
certain bridges in the county of Dooly, over Cedar Creek, 
Swift Creek, Jones' Creek, Abram's Creek, and Deep JVIill 
Creek : Provided, the same is paid out of the unexpended 
sum of eight hundred doUai's, and no other fund appropri- 
ated for that purpose at the last legislature. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted, That the sum of four 
thousand one hundred and eighty-one dollars be appropri- 
ated out of any moneys now in the treasury, not otherwise 
appropriated, in addition to the bank dividends and other 
nett proceeds of the poor school fund for the present year, 
so as to make the sum of twenty thousand dollars to be dis- 
tributed among the diifereiit counties of this State, as the 
poor school fund is now directed by law. 

§ 8. And he it further enacted, That the sum of two hun- 
dred and sixty dollars and furty-orie cents be appropriated to 
John C. Easter, for his services as Adjutant General, from 
the first Monday in November, eighteen hundred and twenty- 
two, to the twenty-fourth of December, same year. 

§ 9. And he it further enacted. That the sum of four thou- 
sand and seventy-five dollars be, and the same is hereby ap- 
propriated for the use of the academies of the counties of 
Taliaferro, Baker, Butts, Thomas, and Lowndes, the same 
to be equally divided and paid over to the trustees of the 
academies of the aforesaid counties, being their endowments 
to place them on a footing with the other counties of the 
And to ccv- State, that have received the like sum: to Polly W. Jen- 
aoi'is/*'' kins, widow, twenty-six dollars and twenty-five cents ; and 
to Mary Ann Bostick^ widow, eleven dollars ninety-three and 
three-fourth cents, being an amount paid by each, over and 
above their lawful taxes, by reason of double taxes imposed 
upon them, without any intention on their part to defraud the 
State out of its just dues. 
For build- § 10. And he it further enacted, That the sum of eight 
inSiakef^ hundred dollars, in Darien money, be, and it is hereby ap- 
Coiiiity. propriated for the building of bridge^ across four creeks in 
the county of Baker, to wit: Pechitla, Ichewenscheway, 
Chickesehachee, and Okiokee : and that his excellency the 
Governor be authorized to draw on the treasury for the 
above sum, in favour of the justices of the Inferior Court of 
said county, upon their giving bond to his excellency the 
Governor, in the sum of two thousand dollar-', conditioned 
for the faithful afiplication of said appropriation. 

§ 11. And he it further enacted, That the sum of twenty- 
five hundred dollars be appropriated as a salary for one year, 
for the Chief Engineer, to commence from and after the 
expiration of the year for which the present incumbent is 
appointed, and that he draw the same quarter-yearly, in the 
same manner of other salary officers. 

§ 12, And he it further enacted, That the sum of one 
hundred dollars be paid to Joseph Delk, agreeable to a con- 
curred resolution. IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 2Gth, I82o. • 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Salary of 
tlie Chiet" 
i^ngiuecr. 



eleventh day of June, eigliteen hundred and twenty-five, 
his excellency the Governor was requested to purchase and 
procure the portraits of General Washington, General La 
Fayette, Thomas Jeiferson, Benjamin Franklin, and General 
Oglethorpe ; and whereas, one C, R. Parker, having exe- 
cuted said likenesses, in a manner creditable to himself as 
an artist ; - 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Ass'embhj met, and it 
is hereby enacted hy the authority of the same, That the 
sum of three thousand dollars be appropriated to the said 
C. R. Parker, for his services in taking of the above-named 
portraits, out of afiy money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, and that his excellency be requested to issue 
his warrant on the Treasurer in favour of the said C. K. 
Parker, for the above sum of three thousand dollars. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 5th, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Appropria- 
tion for 
takini; the 
lioilraits of 
Washing- 
ton, Frank- 
lin, Jett'er- 
son, La 
Fayette, 
and Ogle- 
Uiorpe. 



[N0.175.] AN ACT to appropriate Money to reimburse C.R. 
Parker, for the taking of the portraits of Washington, 
Franklin, Jefferson, La Fayette, and Ogletluorpe. 

Preamble. Whereas, by a resolution of the Lec-islature of the 



AN ACT to appropriate Moneys for the support ©/"[Ncrre.] 
Government, for the political year eighteen hundred 
and twenty-eight. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represehta- Appropria- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, '^'""^p^^ 
and it is hereby enacted hy the authority of the same. That 
the following sums of money be, and the same are hereby 
appropriated, for the political year eighteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, viz. — the salary of his excellency the Governor salary of 
shall be three thousand dollars per annum; the Secretaries of "'« *^0" 
the Governor, not exceeding three, one thousand dollars each iiis secre- 
per annum ; the Secretary of State, two tliousand dollars ; gMretary 
the Treasurer, two thousand dollars ; the Surveyor General, of state. ' 
two thousand dollars ; the Comptroller General, two thousand Surveyor, 
dollars ; the Clerk of the House of Representatives, and ^"""a^'™'" 
Secretary of Senate, six hundred dollars teach ; Provided, Adjutant 
that no warrant shall issue for the first quarter's salary of the cierk of 
Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Repre- "'«, W""^"' 
sentatives, until the executive shall have satisfactory evidence tary of 
that the said Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House ^^"^'^• 
of Representatives have respectively made, or caused to be 
made, and attached to the journals of the present session, 
good and sufficient indexes ; the Judges of the Superior Judges, ' 
Courts, twenty-one hundred dollars each ; the Attorney Attorney 
General, anil seven Solicitors General, two hundred and oi"s'G°ne-"' 
twenty-five dollars each ; for three Inspectors of the Peni- rai. 
tentiary, not exceeding two hundred and twenty-four dollars o'ft,iie"«ni 
each : which several sums shall be, and they are hereby lentiary. 
appropriated for their use, to he paid quarter-yearly by war- Quarter- 
rant from the Governor on the Treasurer, out of any money ^buJ'^^^^' 
not S|«ocially appropriated. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted. That for defraying the Fordefray- 
expenses of the Penitentiary, a sum not exceeding five thou- '"" ^'"^ ''^- 

' • 1 1 • T 1 peii.ses ot 

sand, be, and the same is hereby appropriated; and for a the Peni- 
printing fund, not exceeding twenty thousand dollars ; p"''t'J,'',^' 
and the sum of twenty thousand dollars be, and the same Funt 
IS hereby appropriated and set apart as a contingent fund. Fund. 
subject to the orders of the Governor, during the political 
year eighteen hundred and twenty-eight. 

§ 3. And, he it further enacted, That for the compensa- Pay nf 
tion of the members of the Legislature, four dollars each fiJlfy^'rig."'^ 
per day, during their attendance, be appropriated, and the haute." 
sum of four dollars for every twenty miles, in coming to, 
and returning from, the seat of government; and the sum 
of six dollars each, per day, to the President of the Senate, Pie.=;idp it 
and Speaker of the House of Representatives, during their g"*^ SiieaU- 
attendance, and the sum of four dollars for every twenty 



ntingcnt 



APPROPRIATION ACTS. 67 

miles, in coming to, and returning from, the seat of govern- Macon Bridge ; to William Triplett, late Comptroller to wii- 

cievkand ment ; to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, and General, for his services in making out an inventory of tlie jp'^l''^™'^ 

Secretary, ggc^etary of the Senate, during the session of the Legis- books, bonds, notes, «fcc. in the Comptroller's office, four tmiier Ge 

lature, six dollars each per day, and the sum of sixty dollars hundred dollars; to Peter Flournoy, for partitioning lot "'''°'' 
Engrossing for Contingent expenses each; to the two Engrossing number one hundred and forty- two, in the fifth district of 
Clerks, &c. Qj^j,[.g^ and an Assistant Clerk of the House of Repre- Monroe County, five dollars ; to Jolin M'Tyre, two hundred 
sentatives, and two Engrossing Clerks in the Senate, six and eighty-seven dollars, agreeable to the report of the 
Clerks to dollars each per day; to the Clerk of the Committee on Committee on Finance, and concurred in by both branches 
muiees"' Finance, one hundred dollars ; and Clerk of the Committee of tlie Legislature ; to each of tiie witnesses, three dollars To the wit- 
on the State of the Republic, one hundred dollars ; and a day, who attended under subpa?nas on the charges pre- aS,'!''"' 
Clerk to the Committee on Agriculture and Internal Im- ferred in the House of Representatives against the Honour- »" 5'"-'"^' 
provement, the Judiciary, and Public Education and Free able Moses Fort, Judge of the Southern Circuit, and testified cimrles 
Messengers Schools, eighty dollars each ; to the Messengers and Door- before the Committee ; that the sum of three dollars be paid !,'!,a^"'f'' 
^eepers"*"^' keepers of the Legislature, four dollars each per day, during each of said witnesses for every twenty miles they have Judge Fort. 
RhodamA. the session : to R.A.Greene, the sum of one hundred travelled, in going to and returning from the seat of Govern- 
Greene. ^ dollars for airing, scouring, and taking care of the Senate ment for that purpose ; also, the sum of three dollars for 
and Representative Chambers, and making fires on wet every twenty- miles travelled, be allowed and paid to the 
Peter Fair, days ; to Peter Fair, jun., the sum of one hundred dollars, messengers who may liave been em|)loyed in summoning 
for winding up the clock, keeping clean the staircases, witnesses on the aforesaid charges ; and to the messenger 
To the passages, &c. ; to Martin Simmons, for services as crier to who attended the said Committee, three dollars per dav ; to 
Maconiots. the Commissioners appointed to sell lots in Macon, for the the Clerk appointed by the special Copimittee to examine 
year eighteen hundred and twenty-six and seven, the sum of into the charges exhibited against Judge Fort, six dollars 
Special ap- twenty-five dollars ; eighteen dollars to Messrs. Rose and per day during the time he was so employed, subject to ap- 
ti'oTs"^ Slade, for publishing the laws regulating pedlersand itinerant proval of the examining Committee ; to, the Commissioners To the 
traders; to General Charles Phillips, two hundred and of the late land lottery, five dollars per day each ; and tothe ^°'™"J^^'( 
eighty-five dollars and fifty cents, for laying outand marking Clerks employed in the said lottery, five dollars a-day each, tiieL;ind 
a number of lots, in the town of Macon, and making out agreeable to a concurred resolution of both branches of the 't"^^' 
three general plans, and three sets of field notes of said Legislature ; and to Henry Darnal, the sum of five dollars 
survey, and returning the same under the direction of the per day, for his services as doorkeeper to the Commisjioners 
To Lamar commissioners of the town of Macon; to Lucius Q. C. of the late land lottery; to Daniel Newnan, late Secretary 
andvarioifs Lamar, and Richard K. Hines, two thousand dollars, for of State, seventy-six dollars and fifty cents ; to Carlton Wei- To Cnrimn 
other per- ascertaining the amount of balances due by Solicitors, born, late Surveyor General, sixty- three dollars and seventy- j5,|^|.'g°'^'j.' 
cordliiVto ^^^ other officers in the Ocmulgee Circuit for fractions, five cents ; to James Bozeman, late Treapur^r, twelve dol- General, 
concurred ^q^ ; the sum of twenty thousand dollars for the enlarge- lars and si've.ity cents ; and to William Triplett, late Conip- 
rnent of the State House, subject to the order of the Cover- troller, twelve dollars and seventy-five cents, for is-'-uino fifty- 
nor, agreeably to a concurred resolution ; the sum of two one grams for fraeticmal surveys, sold by ihe Sherifl^s of 
thousand dollars, for repairing and furnishing the Govern- Walton, Gwinnett, Hall, Habersham, and Rabun, under an 
ment House, agreeable to a concurred resolution ; to Abner act of eighteen hundred and twenty-three. 

Bartlett, the sum of two hundred and forty-two dollars and § 4. And he if further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, To Mr!. 

fifty cents, agreeably to a concurred resolution ; to Spencer That the sum of five hundred and nineteen dollars and gJJ^i'llps ,,1^ 

Phillips, the sum of twenty-four dollars and fifty cents, agree- twenty-five cents be paid to Susan Sturges, as the widow j:^''f|':^^ «'' 

ably to a concurred resolution ; the sum ofone hundred and and representative of Daniel Sturges, deceased, which shall siinge=, 

thirty eight dollars seventy-six and a half rents, to Benjamin be in full satisfaction for all services by him rendered to the y,''™7Gt'/' 

F. Harris, Solicitor General of the Flint Circuit, agreeably State of Georijia ; and also in full satisfaction for the reduc- nerai. 

to a concurred resolution; to the assistant Encrrossing tion of his fees upon grants under the act of eighteen hun- 

Clerks, employed by the Secretary of Senate and Clerk of dred and twenty-one : which said sum, when so paid, is to 

the House of Representatives, by direction of the General be subject to the legal claims of the heirs or creditors of the 

Assembly, six dollars each per day while in service ; to said Daniel Sturges. 

James Kindrick, the sum of four hundred and eiffhty-scven IRBY HUDSON, 

dollars, for surveying the sixteenth district of Carrol, and Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

,j for his expenses in being prevented by the Indians in sur- THOMAS STOCKS, 

keying the twelfth district of Carrol; to William Ashley, President of the Senate. 

jun., in full for his services in examining the tenth district Assented to, December 24lh, 1827. 

of Irwin, under an executive appointtnent, six hundred and JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 

ninety-two dollars ; to Elijah Byne, of Burke County, two 

hundred dollars, to reimburse the loss of a compass, and AN ACT to appropriate Moneys for the support o/[no.177.] 
extra expenses incurred by reason of the hostile interruption Government, for the political year eighteen hundred and 
of the Creek Indians, in the month of May, 1827, while he twenty-niiie. 

was engaged west of the Chattahoochie, as a surveyor of ^^ // enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatircs Appropvia- 
the public lands of this State ; the sum of one hundred and of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is veTim^ 
forty dollars and twenty-five cents, to James A. Rogers, to hereby enacted hy the aulhorify of the same, That the follow- 
cover his expenses wlule he was prevented by the Indians i^^, sums of money be, and the same are hereby appropriated 
from the duties of his office, as surveyor of the ninth district for the political year eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, viz. 
of Carrol County; to Absalom Holcombe, surveyor of the _tl,e salary of his excellency the Governor shall be three salary of 
eighth district of Carrol County, twenty-two dollars, for his thousand dollars per annum ; the Secretaries of the Go- ^i;^. Go- 
expenses occasioned by being stopped by the Indians from vernor (not exceeding three), one thousand dollars each per nTs'secie- : 
his survey ; the sum of two hundred dollars, as a compensa- annum ; the Secretary of State, two thousand dollars ; the t^[t\^ry 
tion to the armourer, for cleaning four hundred stand of mus- Treasurer, two thousand dollars; the Surveyor General, "' state, 
kets, collected from different parts of the State, together two thousand dollars ; the Comptroller General, two thou suTvevr 
with swords, pistols, &c. ; the sum of nine hundred and gand dollars ; the Clerk of the House of Representa- f;;,^';'"^^- 
iorty-nine dollars, to Rufus K. Evans, for repairing the tives and Secretary of the Senate, six hundred dollars nerais. 

12 ^ 



quariei- 
y early. 



Q^ APPROPRIATION ACTS. 

Clerk of each; Provided, that no warrant shall issue for the first were employed, agreeable to the certificate of the Trea- 

^'^e House, q^,artgj.'s salary of the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of surer ; to 1 homas Mitchell, the sum of one thousand and ToThomas 

wry ofX the House of Representatives, until the executive shall sixty-five dollars, for surveying islands in the Chattahoochiegul^veyoi.^ 

""'"""' have satisfactoiy evidence that the said Secretary of the river, under an executive appointment and order, subject to 

Senate and Clerk of the House of Re prtsentatives have re- a deduction for all advances heretofore made to him by the 

spectively made, or caused to be made, and attaclied to the Governor ; to 'I homas W hite, one hundred dollars, agree- 

journals of the present session, good and sufficient indexes ; able to a concurred resolution of both branches of the 

Judges. the Judges ot the Superior Courts, twenty-one hundred dol- Legislature; that the sum of two hundred dollars be ap- 

Attoiney ja^s each ; the Attorney General, and seven Solicitors propriated and subject to the order of the Commissioners 

m"sGen"-^' General, two hundred and twenty-five dollars each ; for the of Savannali River, residing in the Counties oi' Richmond 

Injectors Inspectors of the Penitentiary, not exceeding three, two and Columbia, to enable them to keep open the main sluice 

or'uiePe- hundred and twenty-four dollars each ; which several sums of said river, by the removal of fish-traps, fish-dams, and 

j'ayabi"^' shall be, and they are hereby appropriated for their use, to other artificial obstructions in said river ; to T. B. Howard, to t. b. 

be paid quarter yearly, by warrant from the Governor on Comptroller General, four hundred dollars, for preparing a ^''"'^"'' 

the Treasurer, out (jf any money not specially appropriated, list of balances due the State, made in pursuance of a re- lerGene-' 

For defray- §'2. And he it furl luT en ui ted, That for delraymg the ex- solution of the Legislaiure, approved 22d December, 1826, ''*'■ 

"erJes^of'^' pcnses oi tiic Penitentiary, a sum not exceeding five thou- and furnished the Committee on Finance during the pre- 

UiePeni- gand dollars be, and the same is hereby apfiropriated ; and sent session. 

PdnUiig for a printing fund, not exceeding twenty thousand dollars ; §6. And he it further enacted, That the sum of oneToFrede- 
Fund. gjjj ti^g sum of twenty thousand dollars be, and the san;e is hundred dollars be paid to Frederick Williams, surveyor of l!!:!^}^!'''' 
Fund. hereby appropriated and set apart as a contingent lund, the sixteenth district of Carrol County, agreeable to a con- Purveyor, 
subject to the orders of the Governor, during the political curred resolution ; to the assisting Engrossing Clerks, em- 
year 1829. ployed by the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the 
Pay of § 3. And he it further enacted. That for the compensa- House of Representatives, by direction of the General As- 
ttieLeg'is-" tion of the mcmbirs of the Legishiture, four dollars each sembly, six dollars each per day, while in service, 
lattire. per day, during their attendance, be appropriated, and the § 7. And he it further enacted, That the sum of seven Appropria- 
sum of four dollars lor every twenty miles in coming to, and thousand three hundred and thirty-five dollars be, and the j!"",^^"^.'^"' 
President returning fiom, the seat of Government; and tbe sum of same is hereby appropriated for the use of the academies demies. 
*tr. six dollars each per day to the President of the Senate and of the counties of Carrol, Coweta, Troup, Meriwether, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, during their at- Harris, Talbot, Muscogee, Marion, and Lee, the same to 
tendance, and the sum of four dollars for every twenty be equally divided and paid over to the trustees of the aca- To be dm- 
miles in coining to, and returning fronn, the seat of Govern- demies of the aforesaid counties, being their endowments to J**'^ equa'- 
cierk and rnent ; to the Clerk of the House of Representatives and place them on a footing with the other counties of the State 

Secretary of the Senate, during the session of the Legisia- that have received the like sum ; and the further sum of one To John 

ture, six dollars each |)er day, and the sum of sixty (lollars hundred and ninety-six dollars fifty cents to Jcdin Bethune, ^'"'""^• 

Engrossing for Contingent expenses each; to the two Engrossing Clerks agreeable to a concurred resolution ; to Carlton Welborn, 

'' ' and an Assistant Clerk of the House of Representatives, three hundred and fifty dollars, agreeably to a concurred re- 

and two Engrossing Clerks in the Senate, six dollars each solutidn ; to George R. Clayton, fifty dollars, agreeable to To Georp! 

cierkato per (lav ; to the Clerk of the Committee on Finance, eiiihty a concurred resolution; to William Aaron, one hundred ?^,F'''^'"" 

niittees." dollars; and the Clerk of the Committee on the State of dollars, agreeably to a concurred resolution ; to Thonjas B. r'ous otiiar 

the Republic, eighty dollars ; and the Clerk to the Com Stid»bs, one hundred and twenty-four dollars sixty-six cents, ^'^"*'"^' 

niittee on Agriculture and Internal improveuient, the Judi- agreeably to a concurred resolution ; to Wiley W. Gaither, 

ciary. Public Education, and Free Schools, eighty dollars the sum of ninety-eight dollars, agreeably to a concurred 

each ; and to the Clerk of the Joint Penitentiary C(/m- resolution ; to Benjam.in F. Harris, late Solicitor General 

Me-seniers niittee, fifty dollars; to the messengers and dooikeepers of of the Flint circuit, the sum of three hundred and forty dol- 

keepe^s?"'^' the I-egislature, four dollars each per day, during the session ; hirs and nineteen cents, agreeably to a concurred resolution ; 

Rhodain A. to Rlioilam A. Greene, the sum of one hundred dollars, for to Simon Holt, the sum of one hundred and twenty-four 

Greene. airing, scouring, and takinti Care of the Senate and Repre- dollars, agreeably to a concurred resolution; to C. C. ToC.c, 

Peter Fair, sentative chambers, and inakinu fires on wet days ; to Peter Burch, contractor for the enlargement of the Representa- ^'"^''''' 

Fair, the sum of one hundred dollars, for winding up the tive Hall, fee, when he shall have completed his work, 

clock, keeping clean the staircases, passages, &c. ; to atireeably to the contract made by him for enlarging the 

Agreeable William Watkins, twelve dollars and fifty cenis, agreeable State House, a sum not exceeding seven hundred dollars, 



to concnr- 



t5o;is. sixteen and one-fourth cents, it being the amount of tax the sum of one hundred dollars, when he shall have corn- 
overpaid by him. plied with the requisitions of the report, and resolutions 
For print- § 4. And be it further enacted, Thnt the sum of one from the military committee which have been concurred in ; 
forii?-'^ hundred and twenty-two dollars eighty-seven and a half to the trustees of the poor school in Habersham county, To tiie 
sHiinp'" *^"*^"'^ '^*^' ^"^ '^'^'^ same is hereby appropriated for the pay- the sum of five hundred and twenty dollars and thirty-one tliePoor"^ 
cniv.mu- nient for printing and Stationary, for the use of the fraction cents, agreeably to a concurred resolution; to John ^<^''"oi 
?u.iiers. selling commissioners. McBride, late Surveyor General, the sum of five hundred Habersiiam 
To vanoue §6. And he it further enacted, That ihe sum of nine dol- and eisiht dollars, agreeably to a concurred resolution; to rp°"'|!y- ^ 
pcisorib. ]^j.g ^^^ ^^^yj, pg^iig i^g^and ihe same is hereby appropriated William C. Dawson, esq.. Clerk of House of Representa- Dawson, 
for the use of Silas Granl)erry, agreeable to a concurred re- tives, the sum of five hundred dollars, agreeably to a con- ^' ' 
solution; to Everard Hamilton, Secretary of State, one curred resolution. 

and a half per cent, on the amount he audited and settled IRBY HUDSON, 

on behalf of the State, with undertakers and others em- Speaker of the House of Representatives, 

ployed in making tho lale addition to the State House ; to THOMAS STOCKS, 

O. M. Curtis and M. W. Theveatt, for services rendered President of the Senate, 

under a resolution of the House of Representatives, at and Assented to, December 20th, 1828. 
after the rate of six dollars a day each, for the time they JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



APPROPRIATIONS. 



69 



[N0.178.] 



Appropria- 
lionsftirtlie 
year 1830. 



3ril?.iy of 
the Go- 
vernnr. 
His Secre- 
taries. 
Secretary 
or State. 
TreasLiriT. 
Complrol- 
l6r and 
Surveyor* 
Generals. 
Clerk of 
the House 
of Reprc- 
senuuives, 
and Secre- 
tary of Se- 
nate. 



Judges. 

Atlorney 
and Solicit- 
ors Gene- 
ral. 

Pripting 
Fund. 

Contingent 
Fund. 



Pay of 

Members 
of the Le- 
gislature. 



President 
and Speak 



Clerk and 
Secrelury. 



Engrossing 
Clerks, itc 



Clerks to 
tlie Coin- 

iniUees. 



AN ACT to appropriate Moneys for tie support of Go- 
vernment, for the political year eighteen hundred and 
thirty. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it 
is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That the fol- 
lowing sums of money be, and the same are hereby appro- 
priated for the political year eighteen hundred and thirty, 
viz.— the salary of his excellency the Governor shall be three 
thou.-and dollars per annum ; the Secretaries of the Go- 
vernor (not exceeding three), one thousand dollars per 
annum ; the Secretary of State, two thousand dollars ; the 
Treasiirei*, two thousand dollars ; the Comptroller General, 
two thousand dollars; the Surveyor General, two thousand 
dollars per annum ; the Clerk of the House of Repre- 
sentatives and Secretary of the Senate, six hundred dollars 
each • Provided, that no warrant shall issue for the first 
quarter's salary of the Secretary of tlie Senate and Clerk 
of the House of Representatives, until the executive shall 
have satisfactory evidence that the said Secretary of the 
Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives have 
respectively made, or caused to be made, and aitached to the 
journals of the present session, good and sufficient indexes; 
the Judges of the Superior Courts, each, twenty-one hun- 
dred dollars per annum ; the Attorney General, and seven 
Solicitors General, two hundred and twenty-five dollars each 
per annum. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That for the printing >fund, 
not exceeding twenty thousand dollars ; and the further sum 
of twenty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby ap- 
propriated and set apart as a contingent fund, subject to the 
orders of the Governor, during the politicar year eighteen 
hundred and thirty. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That for the compensa- 
tion of the members of the Legislature, four dollars each per 
drty, during their attendance, be appropriated, and the sum 
of four dollars for every twenty miles in coming to and re- 
turning from the seat of government; and the sum of six 
dollars each per day to the President of the Senate and 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, during their 
attendance, and the sura of four dollars for every twenty 
miles in coming to and returning from the seat of govern- 
ment ; to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, and 
Secretary of the Senate, during the session of the Legisla- 
ture, six dollars each per day, and the sum of sixty dollars 
for contingent expenses each ; to two Engrossing Clerks, 
and one Assistant Clerk, of the House of Representatives, 
and two Engrossing Clerks in the Senate, six dollars each 
per day ; to the Clerk of the Committee on Finance, eighty 
dollars ; to the Clerk of the Committee on the State of the 
Republic, eighty dollars ; to the Clerk of the Committee on 



Agriculture and Interi^g] Improvement, Public Education, 

and Free Schools, eighty .lollars each ; to the Clerk of the 

Joint Committee on the Penitentiary, eighty dollars; to Messengers 

the messengers and doorkeep«.Ts of the Legislature, four HipeT"' 

dollars each per day during the pi^sent session ; to Henry Henry 

Darnall, the sum of one hundred dollars,<"or airing, scouring, "^f"*"- 

and taking care of the Senate and Represeatative chambers, 

and making fires on wet days ; to Peter I-^ir, the turn of Peter Fair. 

one hundred dollars, for winding up the clock, and keeping 

clean the staircases, passages, &c. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That the £um of three Arsenal at 
thousand dollars be, and the s;ime is hereby appropriated l^r ^''^^™»''- 
completing the arsenal in the city of Savannah. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That the sum of eight Randolph 
hundred and fifteen dollars be, and the same is hereby ap- -'^'^a^«'»y- 
propriated for the use of the Academy of Randolph County, 
to be paid over to the trustees of said academy, the same 
being an endowment to place said county on an equal foot- 
ing with the other counties of this State that have received 
the like sum ; to S. J. Mays, of Clark county, twelve dol- Special sp. 
lars and fifty cents, pursuant to a concurred resolution ; P'^p"^- 
also to Turner H. Trippe, esq., the sum of ninety dollars, certain per- 
pursuant to a concurred resolution ; to the Inspectors of to rte in- 
the Penitentiary (not exceeding three), two hundred and specters of 
twenty-four dollars each per annum ; to Benjamin F. lemiary!" 
Hardeman, Solicitor General of the Northern Judicial Cir- '^° ^''™"' 
cuit, one hundred and fifty-seven dollars, agreeably to a con- 
curred resolution ; to Anne M. Bostick, agreeable to a 
concurred resolution, the sum of ten dollars and sixteen 
cents ; twenty-six dollars twelve and a half cents to Martin 
N. Burch, agreeable to a concurred resolution ; to Richard 
L. Simms, Solicitor General of the Flint Circuit, one hun- 
dred and twenty-seven dollars and fifty cents^ being the 
amount of his commissions for collecting for the State five 
thousand and eleven dollars twenty-five and a half cents; 
to Alston H. Greene, of De Kalb county, the sum of twenty 
dollars and sixty cents, agreeably to a concurred resolution ; 
to the Locust Stake Road, five hundred dollars, agreeably to 
a concurred resolution. 

§ 6. And he it further enacted. That the sum of eight To Camii. 
hundred and fifteen dollars be, and the same is hereby ap- Academy? 
propriated for the use of the Academy of Campbell County, 
to be paid over to the trustees of said academy, the same 
being an endowment to place said county en an equal foot- 
ing with the other counties of the State that have received 
the alike sum. 

WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



[70] 



BANKS. 



[N0.179.] 



That so 
mucli of 
the fount 
section cf 
the recited 
act as may 
be con- 
itrued to 
authorize 
the United 
States 
Bank to re- 
cover 25 
percent., 
&c. repeal- 
ed. 



AN ACT to alter and artend the fourth section of an 
Act passed the I9th cf December, 1819, to prevent the 
circulation of riftes emitted by unchartered banks, and 
the lulling- of due bills of certain descriptions, and to 
co?npel the chartered banks of this State to resume spe- 
cie payments, whenever the Bank of the United States, 
aid the banks of the adjacent States, shall commence 
specie payments ; and cdso to require them to redeem 
their notes under five dollars with specie or change bills, 
issued by some one of the chartered banks. 
[Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it PS hereby enacted by the authority of the same,] That 
so much of the fourth section of the above- recited act, as 
may be construed to give a right to the Bank of the United 
States to recover twenty-five per cent, per annum, upon any 
amount of bills of the State banks held by the United States 
Bank, in case of refusal on the part of the State banks to pay 
specie for the same, be, and the same is hereby repealed. 

DAVID WITT, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1820. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



[NO.180.] AN ACT to repeal the fourth section of an Act passed 
I9th December, 1816, to prevent the circulation of 
notes emitted by unchartered banks, and the issuing of 
due bills of certain descriptions, and to compel the 
chartered banks of this State to resume specie payments 
whenever the Bank of the United States, and the banks 
of the adjacent States, shall commence specie payments ; 
and also to require of them to redeem their notes under 
five dollars, ivith specie or change bills, issued by some 
one of the chartered banks. 
The rea- ^\. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
fourth'sec- ''"'^* "/ *'*e State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
lion of the and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
havin? the reascns which induced the passage of the aforesaid 
ex^sT'iile fo'^''t'i seclion of the above-recited act Ijaving long since 
same is ceased to exist, and its operation being found not f»nly to 
by repeal' benefit persons calling themselves brokers and lottery ticket 
•ij- sellers, to the great injury of the chartered banks of the State, 

the same be, and is hereby fully repealed to all intents and 
purposes, any law to the contrary notwithst^inding : Pro- 
Nothing i^n vided, nei-ertheless, that nothing in this act contained shall 
authorize be construed as to authorize said banks to refuse the pay- 
the Banks ^qj^^ ^f specie. 

to refuse to ' 

pay specie. DAVID AVTTT, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW 1\4LBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, May 16th, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



[N0.181.] AN ACT* to regulate the intercourse between the banks 
incorporated by the General Assembly of the State of 
Georgia, and the Bank of the United States, and the 
branches thereof so far as regards the demands lohich 
may be made for specie by the latter upon the former, 
and exempting the bills and notes of the banks incor- 
porated by the General Assembly from, bearing inte- 
rest when they shall be collected, acquired, purchased, 

* This Act repealed, see Act No. 1t'3. 



or received in deposite by the Bank of the United States, 
or the branches thereof if the said bank or the 
branches thereof shall demand the same to be redeemed 
in specie. 

§1. Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Represent^- The biiis 
tives of tlie State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it ''^f^^^^^^^ 
is hereby enacted by the autliority of the same, That from and "iie iiank» 
after the first day of January next, the bills and notes ofstal? 
either of the banks incorporated by the General Assembly "'I'dibave 
of the State of Georgia, which shall have been issued or orTnay"be 
which may be hereafter issued, and which shall be thereaf- vvllich^i'^afi 
ter collected, acquired, purchased, or received in deposite by be received 
the Bank of the United States, or either of the branches uf In.heBa'nk 
said bank, shall not be redeemable in specie, when specie "'7'g'^"'' 
shall be demanded for the same by an officer, attorney, shaii not be 
broker, or other agent of the Bank of the United States, or [,f specie*"^ 
either of the branches thereof, unless the person presenting "ben de- 
the bills or notes of either of the banks incorporated by the &c."My'an 
General Assembly of Georgia, and deinandinij specie for •'''^'^^'■' ="" 
the same, shall make oath ni writing before a judije, jus- unless they 
tice, or magistrate, that the bills or notes upon which a de- an^oath^^ 
mand for specie shall be made, are, bona fide, the property 
of the Bank of the United States, and were not collected, 
acquired, purchased, or received in deposite by the Bank of 
the United States, or either of the branches of said bank, 
for the purpose or with any intention, either directly or indi- 
rectly, to demand or to draw specie from the bank, which 
may have issued, or may hereafter issue, the notes or bills 
presented and required to be redeeined in specie. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the autliority aforesaid. When a 
That whenever a demand shall be made for specie upon sbaiibe 
either of the banks incorporated by the General Assembly "'S'l? for 
of Georgia, and the president and cashier of the bank upon iiie officer 
which the demand shall be made shall suspect or believe i'|"^{"j'{,g"'^ 
that the person demanding specie is the officer, attorney, person de- 

II I /■ir»iciTT-ioi- uianding is 

broker, or other agent or the Bank oi the United btates, or the agent 

of either of the branches thereof, that it shall be lawful for "/^'stales'' 

the president or cashier of the bank from which specie shall iJank, or a 

be demanded, to require the person making the demand to miiy'e- 

tako an oath before a judge, justice, or magistrate, in the I'liie "lem 
. J ° •' 1-1 1 • ■ '" take" a[» 

presence of said president or cashier, that he is not acting oath. 

as the officer, atiorney, broker, or agent of the Bank of ihe ^'"''• 
United States, or either of the branches of said bank, either 
directly or indirectly, and that the Bank of the United States 
is in nowise eiiher directly or indirectly interested or C(m- 
cerned in the bills or notes which are presented and de- 
manded to be paid in specie ; and if any person shall refuse The Bank 
to take said oath, it shall be lawful for the bank from which fd'^fli'^* ' 
specie shall be demanded, to refuse Ihe payment of the J^^J'^ent..' 
same, and the owner of the bills or notes shall forfiit all 
interest which might otherwise be recovered from fiiher of 
the hanks incorporated by tlie General Assembly of Georgia 
for a refusal to redeem their bills and notes in specie : Fro- 
vided, that the presiilent, cashier, or other officer of the local Fee? of the 
bank that may demand and require any person dem;in.ling I'^i.^-^'j le- 
specie from such bank, shall first pay to the jutlge, justice, .uiimnister 
or maiMstrate, his fees for such oath or affidavit to required ['^'^ I^l'j'' '" 
by them to be made, agreeable to the provisions of this and 
first section of this act. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, ''^,''f"''^'^' 
That after the first day of January next, whenever the Bank siiaii be 
of the United States, or either of the branches of said "peeJi/^fter 
bank, shall demand specie for any bills or notes which have "lie inst of 
been issued or which may be hereafter issued by either of '„e."i|^i7 
the incorporated banks of this State, that it shall be lawful f''"',' !";' 

•1111 - 1 11. VV I H 1 lO 

for the bank upon which a demand for specie shall be made, refuse spe- 
to refuse the payment of the same, unless the demand shall [hedJinatid 



BANKS. 



71 



shall be ac- [be] accompanied with a schedule of the bills or notes de- it shall be his duty to make return of the same to the Sheriff 
wUi'i'T''''* manded to be paid in specie, which shall be signed by the of the county in which he lives, which said SherifTshall pro- 
sciic.iiiie of person making the demand, and dated on the day of the ceed to sell as pointed out by the second section of this 
and signing demand, and shall be delivered to the cashier of the bank bill. 

sonmakin^ "f"^" which the demand for specie shall be made, which § 4. And be it further enacted^ That when the Sheriff or in case rsr 
tii'ede- ° schedule shall contain the date, number, letter, and amount his deputy shall sell any shares in any bank or other corpo- tificateto'^ 
Sd'on"'' of each note so presented, and to whom the same is made ration in this State, he shall give a certificate of such sale ^^ g^ven" 
fhe day of payable. to the purchaser. chase"' 

§ 4. And he it further enacted by tlie autlwritij aforesaid, § 5. And be it further enacted. That the officer of the The Bank 
shairbe That if the Bank of the United States, or either of the bank or other corporation, whose duty it may be to make SI'' 
made, and branches of said bank, shall, after the first day of January transfers of stock on the books of the bank or other corno- fansfer of 



demand 

Wlien a _ 

demand -pj^'j^j jf [[^g B[mk of the United States, or either of the bank or other corporation, whose duty it may be to make '■^'3"""' '° 

branches of said bank, shall, after the first day of January transfers of stock on the books of the bank or other c 
paid, no in- "ext, collect, acquire, purchase, or receive in deposite, the ration, shall, and he is hereby required to make a transfer of tims^S 

tercst sha" - . - 

be allow 



j'^'^.^jj bills or notes of either of the banks incorporated by the the stock purchased under this act, to the purchaser of the b" '^g^" 

rncenam Slate of Georgia, which have been or may hereafter be same, upon his, her, or their producing certificate or certi- 

'^^^^' issued by the banks aforesaid, and shall demand specie for ficates to the said ofiicer. 

the same, the bills or notes so collected by the Bank of the § 6. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, No transfer 

United States or either of its branches, shall not bear in- That any transfer made by the defendant of his bank or other "he'^defend- 

terest on account of any refusal by either of the banks stock, after judgment obtained against him or her, shall be ^'"^ i^i^^^] 

incorporated in this State to redeem the same in specie. void : Provided, that notice of the obtainment of such judg- iiiafi"be"' 

§ 5. And he it further enacted by the authority aforesaid; ment be served on the cashier of such principal bank, or any provided 

That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to deprive of its branches, or the proper officer of such other corpora- notice be 

;'- individuals who may demand specie for themselves for the tion, within twenty days after said judgment is obtained. °°"°'' "' 
'" notes or bills of either of the banks incorporated by the ALLEN DANIEL, 

General Assembly of this State from the same privileges Speaker of the House of Representadves. 

and advantages in obtaining specie or interest as now exist MATTHEW TALBOT, 

by the laws of this State. President of the Senate. 

§6. And be it further enacted, Thniihh SiCi s\\?M i\oi he Assented to, December 21st, 1822. 
Hdp"ed so construed as to be received by the banks incorporated by JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



This act 
not to be 
construed 
so as to a 
feet indivi- 
duals. 



served on 
the Cash- 



This act 
not to he 
con 

asapartof fiijg gtatc, as a part of the charter of either of the aforesaid 

the Ciiiii'tcr 

of either of banks, but that the same may be repealed or altered at the AN ACT to repeal an Act, entitled ''An Act to regulate [no.183.] 
o'nhi'l"''^ pleasure of the General Assembly: ^nrfzV/^yMri/ier/^romdet^, 
State, nov that tlie provisions of this act shall not be extended to any 

shall it PT- . _ . ' .... ...._- . .' 



make an- 
nual re- 
turns. 



tend to ei- bank incorporated in this, which shall neglect to make in 

Barik"^-"^ each and every year hereafter, a statement of its condition 

fusing to to the General Assembly, in conformity with the resolution 

passed on the twenty-first day of December, 1820. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 24th, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



the intercourse heticeen the Banks incorporated by the 
General Assembly of the State of Georgia and the 
Bank of the United States, and the branches thereof, 
so far as regards the demands which nay he made for 
specie by the latter upon the former, and exempting 
the Bills and Notes of the Banls incorporated by the 
General Assembly from bearing interest, when they 
shall be collected,accpmvd, purchased, or received in de- 
posite by the Bank of the United States, or the branches 
thereof, if the said Bank, or the branches thereof , shall 
demand the same to be redeemed in specie." 



~ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Repealing 

lfio.182.] AN ACT to make Bank and other Stock subject to Exe- fi^^^ ^jy ^|^^ g^^^^ of Georgia, in General Assembly met, '''^'''''^■ 

cution. and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 

Pank stock Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- from and after the passage of this act, the above-recited act, 

be'^ioidnn- ^^'^^-^ of the State of Georgia, in General Asseinbly met ^'•"d every part thereof, be, and the same is hereby repealed. 

?ion tst. ^'^^ '* '' ^''-'^y ^»«^^f<^ ^y ^>'^ (authority of the same. That '"""' * ^^r>r^^r.i.,x>.^ 

Sheriff, &c.. from and after the passing of this act, the shares or stock 
owned by any person in any of the banks or other corpo- 
rations in this State, shall be subject to be sold by thesherifl^ 
or his deputy under execution. 

yyhenan §2. And be it further enacted. That when any Sheriff 

b p™ce7in ^"^ '^is deputy shall have placed in his hands any execution 



JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



She- 



ritrshand^ Mgamst any person who owns any stock or shares in any of 
agaia<taiiy the banks or corporations of this State, it shall be lawful, 

person i . . , . . . 

owning 



AN ACT to incorporate the Bank of Macon. [no.184.] 

Whereas Harrison Smith, President, Timothy Matthews, Preamble. 

andheisherebyrequired, on application of the plaintift; his Oliver H. Prince, Rice Durrett, John T. Lamar, John 
whante' ^^^""^^ °^' ^""^'"^y' ^o endorse on said execution a levy of Davis, John T. Rowland, Luke Ross, and James Flewellen, 
plaintiff'' the number of shares belonging to the defendant, and after Directors of the said Bank, have petitioned the legislature 
shall do. advertising the same agreeably to the law regulating Sheriffs' that they, the said President and Directors, and others the 

sales, shall thereafter proceed to sell the said shares or stockholders of the said Bank, may be incorporated under 
How to be stock; ProTO/ed! flk-a?/*, that he shall set up one share at a the name of " The Bank of Macon;" and whereas it is 

time, and shall sell no more than is sufficient to satisfy the deemed expedient that the said company be incorporated 

anr.ount ofexeciitions then in his hands. under proper restrictions ;— therefore, 

i^^'"^"haii rp, ^ ^" ^"^ ** ''^ further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Tiie Bants 
h7eUioLd '•ji^'^^^hen any constable shall have any execution placed in tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly m«;, eltabUshed. 
«abi™he '^^"^^^ against any person who is the owner of any and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 

shall nun shares or stock in any bank or other corporation in this the said Harrison Smith, Timothy Matthews, Oliver H. 
ove/m'the ^^^^^' it shall be lawful, and he is hereby required, on the Prince, Rice Durrett, John T. Lamar, John T. Rowland, 
Sheriir.&c. application of the plaintiff, his agent, or attorney, to endorse John Davis, Luke Ross, and James Flewellen, with all such 

a levy on said execution or executions in like manner ; and persons as are now or may hereafter become stockholders 



72 BANKS. 

in the said company, be, and they are hereby incorporated until the sum of fifty thousand dollars in g'old and silver coin 

Its style, and made a body politic, by the name and style of " The shall have been actually received on account of the subscrip- 

President, Directors, ami Company of the B-iiik of Macon ;" tions of said stock, and deposited in said bank. 
Shall comi- and so shall continue until the first day of January, one thou- § 3. For the well ordering of the affairs of the said cor- Director ' 

tiTyew s^"'^ ^'g'^^ hundred and fifty ; and by that name shall be, and poration, there shall be nine directors chosen annually, on ai'iyeiected'. 

1850. are hereby made able and capable in law to have, purchase, the first Tuesday of October in each year; the first elec- The first 

leges. '"'^'' receive, po.sses3, enjoy, and retain, to them and their sue- tion to be on the first Tuesday in October, one thousand i826.'°" "' 

cessors, lands, rents, tenements, hereditaments, goods, chat- eight hundred and twenty-six, until which time the present 

tels, and effects, of what kmd, nature, or quality soever, and board of directors shall continue in office. 

the same to sell, grant, demise, alien, or dispose of; to sue § 4. In all fiture appointments of directors, the number The num- 
and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be an- of votes to which each stockholder shall be entitled, shall be eachstock^ 
swered, defend and be defenled, in courts of record, or any according to the number of shares held, in the proportion iwidei is 
other place whatsoever ; and also to make, have, and use a following ; that is to say, for one share, and not more than Accor^din° 
common seal, and the same to break, alter, and renew at two shares, one vote ; for every two shares above two, and If "'7*"'""" 
their pleasure ; and also to ordain, establish, and put in exe- not exceeding ten, one vote ; for every four shares above shares, 
cution such by-laws, ordinances, and regulations, as shall ten, and not exceeding thirty, one vote ; for every six shares 
seem necessary and convenient for the government of the above thirty, and not exceeding sixty, one vote; and for 
said corporation, not being contrary to the laws or to the every ten sliares above one hundred, one vote. But no per- No person 
Proviso, constitution of this State, or of the United States, or re- son, corporation, copartnership, or body politic, shall be en- "io,'^en"''^^' 
pugnant to the fundamental rules of this corporation, and titled to more than thirty votes ; and no share or shares ned lu 
generally to do and execute all and singular such acts, shall confer a right of suffrage, which shall not have been Imnv "'^" 
matters, and things, which to them it shall or may appertain holden three calendar months previous to the day of election, '^J'^'^'^- 
to do; subject, nevertheless, to the rules, regulations, re- and unless it be holden by the person in whose name it ap- entin'.'d to 
strictions, limitations, and provisions, hereinafter prescribed pears absolutely and bona fide in his own right, or that of [,e'iieM'ui^ 
and declared. his wife, or as executor, or administrator, or guardian, or siiarfor 
Subscrip- §2. And be it further enacted. That the subscription for in the right and use of some copartnership, corporation, or three' 
opened at Constituting and collecting the capital stock of said bank society, of which he or she may be a rr?ember, and not in "'°""'^- 
^^t '^"i""^^" ^'i^l' be opened on the first Monday in March next, at the trust for, or for the use of, any other person. Any stock- 
By whom following places, and under the superintendence of the per- holder absent may authorize, by power of attorney, under 
tended!' ^'^"^ hereinafter named, or a majority of them, at each place, seal, any other person to vote for him, her, or them. 
In Macon, to wit : at the town of Macon, for ten thousand shares of said §5. A fair and correct list of the stockholders shall be A list of 
stock, under the direction and superintendence of John T. made out at least two weeks before any election of direc- |!s m'i«'' 
Rowland, Harrison G. Smith, and John T. Lamar ; also for tors, to be submitted to the inspection of any stockholder n"<i*'he- 
sarannah. the same purpose in the city of Savannah, for six thousand who shall require to see the same, to the end that public in- eieciioiT 
shares of said stock, under the direction and superintendence formation may be given to the parties concerned of their co- 
of William Gaston, Joseph Gumming, and B. G. Lamar ; proprietors and stockholders ; and to prevent a division of 
Augusta, also, and for the same purpose, in the city of Augusta, for six shares, in order to obtain to the person or persons dividing 
thousand of said shares of sa\d stock, under the direction them an undue infiuence, the managers of elections for di- 
and superintendence of Peter Bennock, John Campbell, rectors shall administer to every stockholder offering to vote, 
and Abiel Camfield ; also, and for the same purpose, in the the following oath : ''You, A. B , do swear (or affirm), that Eaciisiock 
asiiiedge- town of Milled;feville, for three thousand shares of said the stock you now represent is bona fide your properly, and ql|j,.|!,'i 'J, 
^'"'^- stock, under the direction and superintendence of Tomlinson that you are a citizen of the United Stales, and that no '"i^^ ^" 

Fort, Littleton Atkinson, and Thomas W. Baxter. The other person or persons is or are concerned therein." And 

Books of books of subscription at each of said places shall be kept to any person voting by proxy, or for a minor, or in right of, 

tion'^m'^ be opeii for the space of thirty days, during which time it shall or in trust for, any other person entitled to vote, the follow- 

ihi?tyiiays. ^"^ "^^^ ^'^ lawful for any person or copartnership, being ingoath : " You, A.B., do swear (or afiirm), that the stock Oaih. 

Citizens, citizens of the United States, to subscribe for any niimoer of C. D., whom you now represent, is, to the best of your 

to onehun- °^^''^''es» not exceeding one hundred ; Protv'J,ed. that if the knowledije and belief, the property of the said C. D., and 

dred whole number of shares be not taken up within the space that he is a citizen of the United States, and that no other 

Proviso. of thirty days, then and in that case it shall and maybe person or persoiis is or are concerned therein," And any Rcnisini-to 

lawful for any person or co[)artnership, being citizens of the stockholder refusing to take such oath or afKrmation, shall Jjll't'^ 1,'iiow. 

United States, to subscribe for any number of shares before not be allowed to vote at such election. ed lu vote. 

Subscrip- Unsubscribed for ; and the sums respectively subscribed for § 6. Those who shall be duly chosen at any election shall iiow ions 

payable.™ ^'i^" '"^^ payable as follovv's, to wit: five per cent, at the time be capable of serving as directors by virtue of such choice, l,"Direci"' 

of subscribing, and the remainder at such times as the board until the end or expiration of one day next succeeding the "is. 

of directors for the time being, may subscribe. The persons first Tnesdav in t)ctober in each year, and the said direc- Directors 

hereinbefore named shall issue certificates of .<tock to the sub- tors, at their first meeting after each election, shall choose one p| p^'lJJ,',;'," " 

scribers, which certificates may be exchanged for others to be of their number as president ; and in case of the death, re- l" rase of 

issued by the president and directors, or such person as they signation, or absence from the Stale, or removal of a director, huwiiiu-d' 

may authorize, after the said board of directors shall have or- his place may be filled up by a new choice for the remainder 

ganized for the discharge of the duties devolving on tliem as of the year, bv the directors. But should it so happen that 

L"v^e"r''onry^ ^'^^'^ ' ^^^ '^ ^'""^'^ ^^ ^lie dutv of the persons hereinbefore an election of directors should not be made on the first 
or bills at named to receive for subscription for shares at the time of Tuesday in October in any year, or any other day appointed 
i^"' ''• subscribing only gold and silver, or the bills of the Bank of by the stockholders, the said corporation shall not for that 

the United States and its branches, and which shall be at cause be deemed to be dissolved, but it shall be lawful on 

par at the time when such subscriptions are made ; and the any other day to hold and make an election of directors in 

m->neys so received by them, they shall, within thirty days such manner as may be regulated by the rules and ordi- 

after the books are closed, transmit to the president and nances of the said corporation. 

directors in Macon, for the time being, at the expense of § 7. The following rules, limitations and provisions, shall Punda- 
the said corporation ; Provided, that the directors of said form the fundamental articles of the constitution of the said J^^^*' '« 
bank shall not be authorized to issue any bills or notes, corporation. 



BANKS. 73 

Capital Rule I. — The capital stock shall consist of three hun- (as the case may be), of the bank of Macon ;" which oath 

DWided in- ^"'^^ thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred shall be subscribed and entered on the niinules. 
10 shares of doUars each, of which fifty thousand dollars shall be reserved Rule VI. — Not less ihan a majorityof the directors shall How many 

AlLrre- until the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred form a board for the transaction of business, of whom the th!!\uh" 

tl'^sVi" ^^^ twenty-seven, on the original terms, to he-then, or at any president shall always be one, except in case of sickness or *^''^."''' ^ 

prior time, taken by the State, according to the pleasure of necessary absence, in which case his place shall be supplied 

Who to ap- the Legislature, whereby the Governor,'! rcasurer, and Comp- by any other director whom the majority of the directors 

rectois*^on trolier General, siiall be entitled, ateach succeeding election, present shall nominate for that [)urpuse. 

[lie siat'e"'^ ^^ excrcisc the right of appointing two of the board of direc- Rule VII. — A majority of the directors shall have power a m^.i. , iiy 

tors. to call a general meeting of the stockholders for the pur- sLckUoui- 

TheCapi- RuLB II. — The Capital stock may be increased at any poses relative to the concerns of the company, giving at least *''^'""y^'" 

nwy'bf time to the amount of six hundred thousand dollars, when- thirty days' notice in one of the newspapers printed in or/'liwil!^' 

increased ever two-thirds of the stockholders shall so determine at Macon, Milledgeville, Augusta, and Savannah, specifying "°^''^*- 

fo si!/ I'mn- any stated or special meeting, by autliorizing the directors to the object of such meeting. 

sanddoT'' receivesubscriptionsfor,ordisposingofsharesof one hundred Rule Vill. — That in case of death, resignation, or re- Vaca.Kvof 

lars, when- dollars each, to any person or persons, in such manner as they movaj of the president, the directors shall appoint one of de'a^soffi.: 

Srof' shall think fit, in which case such new subscriber shall be- their number to fill the vacancy, who shall hold the office ''"^^^iU" 

tiie stock come parties to this association,- reserving to the State of during the remainder of the term for which his predecessor 

taken. Georgia the one-third part of such increased capital, to he was elected. 

Reserve to subscribed for at the first session of the Legislature after the Rule IX. — The slaves [shares] of the capital stock shall Shai.-s 

Itock!'*''^ "' capital be so increased, and should the Legislature fail to be transferable on the books of the company, according to bie'.'a'T 

ifnottaiven Subscribe for the whole, or .part of the capital so reserved, it such rules as conformable to law may be established in that '"'^'• 

smie^tobe ''''^'' ^"^ "'"^y l^*^^ 1^^'f'j' •P'" ^hc directors of the bank to dis- respect by the board of directors. 

disposedof, pose of that partof the capital so reserved for the State, and Rule X. — 'I'he bills obligatory and of credit, under (he Bi!!s,no;« 

iftiie State not subscribed for as aforesaid, to individuals, upon, the same seal of the said corporation, which shall be made to any ^g 6;,"'{;i 

^ ddr'^ rrir ^'-''''"^ '^s are prescribed for the disposal ot the other part of person or persons, shall be assignable by endorsement there- «"°f"J-'a- 

stock,sii'e such increased capital; and upon theStatesiil)Scribiiig forsuch upon, under the hand or hands of feuch person or persons, 

titHdwad- increased capital, she shall be entitled to appoint one addi- and of his, her, or their assignee or assignees, and .so as ab- 

diiionaiDi- tional member of the board of directors, in the same propor- solutely to ac( [vest] and transfer the [Jioperty therein to 

tion and in the sanie inanner as is prescribed in the funda- each and every assionee or assignees, to bring and maintain 

mental articles of this association; Provided, that if any an action thereupon, in his, her, or thi^r own name or 

profit shall be made by such disposition, the same enure to names ; and bills or notes which may be issued by order of Toiiesis;i 



nffiiie 



the usi:! and benefit of all the stockholders previous to the the said corporation, signed by the president, and counter- [/'J 



by i!i« 

time of every such extension and increase. signed by the cashier or treasurer thereof, promising the =^"i.coi"*- 

Who shall Rule HI. — None but a stockholder, being a citizen of the payment of money to any person or persons, his, her, or L^t'ife""' 

asaDuec't- State of Georgia, shall be clegible as a director, cxccpt on the their order, or to bearer, tliough not under the seal of the !;'/,d'''*^b. 

«"■■ part of the State, and no director of any other bank shall be at said corporation, shall be binding and obligatory upon the iJindin^^nm 

WhenaDi- the Same time a director of this bank : and if any one of the same in like manner, and with tlie same force and efl'ect as "'^''""^"'^ 

ceas"esto directors, after being elected, shall, at any time during the U[)6n any private person or per.sons, if issued by him, her, 

be a stock- term for which he shall have been chosen, cease to be a or them, in his, her. Or their private or natural capaciiv or 

lioluer, Ills till 1 ■ ■ I- ■ • r 1 • • I I II I • . r .' 

seat va- Stockholder, the remaining directors, or a majuriiy ot them, capacities, and shall be assignable and neo-(,)tiable in like 

eat«d. gi^.jjl jjj. jiigjj. ,,g^[ meeting pass an order, declaring him, manner as if they were so issued by such private person or 

then ceasing to be a stockholder as aforesaid, to be no longer persons ; that is to say, tho-^e which are or shall be payable 

a director of the said bank, and shall forthwith proceed to to any person or persons, his, her, or their order shall be 

fill up, by a new election, his place for the remainder of the assignable by endorsement, and those which are or shall be 

term for which he may have been elected. pavable u'> bea/er, shall be negotiable and assignable by 

Cashier to RuLE IV. — The board of directors for the time being delivery only. 

b^X shall have power to elect a cashier, and such other officers Rule XI. — No transfer of stock in tl,is company shall Notray;sf.>r 

oihei^offi-'' and clerks under them as shall be necessary for executing be considered as binding upon the company, unless entered uyJ^ln'uL 

cer.?,andto the business of the company, and to allow them such com- in a book or books ke[)t for that purpose by the company: t;"i'ipaiiy 

co'mpensa- pensation for their services respectively as they may deem Provided, that no stockholder indebted to the bank shall te,'t^d'i«""a 

the"!)" reasonable, and shall be capable of executing such other transfer his or her stock, until all debts due said bank by p^ow,**' 

friviieges. powers and authorities of making, revising, altering, and such stockholder shall be paid. 

annulling all such by-laws and regulations for the govern- Rule XII. — That the lands, tenements, and heredita- ^" wiiar 

menl of the said company, and that of their ofiicers and ments which ifshalh'be lawful for the said company to hold, fnrwiMi'' 

affairs, as they or a majority of them shall from time to time shall be only such as shall be necessary for its immediate [',';'' 'p""7|i. 

Proviso, think expedient, not inconsistent with law, and to use, em- accommodations in relation to the convenient transaction ii'.iiyitw 

ploy, and dispose of the joint-stock, funds, or property of business, and such as shall have been bona fide mortgaged |X"|y'."'' 

of the company (subject only to the restrictions herein to the company by way of security, or conveyed to it, or to 

contained), as to them or a majority of them shall seem some person in trust for the use of the company in satislac- 

expedient. ^ tion or security for money actually loaned or advanced, or 

Cashier RuLE V". — The cashicr, before he enters upon the duties in satisfaction of, or security for debts previously contracted, 

oificeis'of of his office, shall be required to give bond, with two or or due to the said company, or purchased at sale upon judg- 

except'ul^e ™°''® Securities, to the satisfaction of the directors, in such ments which shall be obtained tor such debts ; and in every 

President, sum as the board of directors may by their by-laws order instance in which the said company may become owners or 

bom'rand ^"^' direct, from time, with condition for the faithful per- claimants of lands, tenements, or hereditaments, the board 

and"tak' ^'^''^^'^ce of his duties ; and the president, cashier, and other of directors are empowered to sell or dispose of the same in 

an oath, officers of the bank, shall take the following oath on enter- such manner as they shall deem beneficial to the use of the 

Oatb. ing on the duties of their respective offices: "I, A. B.,do said company. 

solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will well and faithfully Rule XIII. — The company shall in no case, directly or The cm. 

discharge the duties of president, cashier, or other officer indirectly, be concerned in commerce or ensurance, or in the fn"no*'*^' 

K 



nierci" o 
iiisurani 
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^^4 BANKS. 

cnsc, di- importation or exportation, purchase or sale of any goods, times, on demand, produced to the stockholders, when at a 

d'ive(aiy''"u wares, or merchandise whatever (bills of exchange, notes, general meeting the same shall be required. 

coucein'od and bulHon, Only excepted), cxcept such goods, wares, or Rule XIX. — The corporation shall continue until the fiiarter 
"'"'""■ merchandise as shall be truly transferred, conveyed, or first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty ; lUe'Jsf.lf , 
nledo-ed to them by way of security for money actually but the proprietors of two-thirds of the capital stock of the -^^P'Ja'y. . 
Goods, &c. loaned and advanced, or for debts due, owing, or growmg company may, by tlieir coricurring vote, at a general meet- May dis- 
"!]ll^ed. due to the said company, or purchased by them to secure ing to be called lor that purpose, expressed by and with the a^Jy^doa. 
such debts so due to the said company, or to effect insurance approbation of the State (should she at the time be a stock- 
on the property that may belong, or be thus pledged to the holder in the said corporation) first had and obtained, dis- 
said company for its security. solve the same at any prior period : Provided, that notice Proviso. 
Bills, Rule XIV. — All bills, bonds, notes, andevery other con- be given ol' such meeting and of its object in one of the 
mii're'&c. ^^'^^^ ^"'' engagement, on behalf of the company, shall be newspapers printed at Macon, Milledgeville, Augusta, and 
iiiiidlns; on signed by the president, and countersigned or attested by the Savannah, for at least twelve months previous to the time 
r:aioM,"'biit cashier of the company, and the funds of the company appointed for such meeting. 

^iiaii be shall in no case be held responsible for any contract or en- § 8. Immediately on the dissolution of the company, ef- On tiie dis- 

iire"pjes?- gagement whatever, unless the same shall be so signed, fectual means shall be taken by the existing directors, for ule'clpiiai 

counVe!-' countersigned, or attested as aforesaid; and the books, closing all the concerns of the company, and for dividing ^',.'*j;^"'|"^|, 

signed by papers, and correspondence, and the fuFids of the company, the capital and profits which may reniain among the stock- Lic divided, 

ier. '^^''" shall at all times be subject to the inspection of the board holders in proportion to their respective interests. 
Books, &c. Q^ directors, or of a committee appointed for that purpose § 9. When the increase of the capital shall take place, ■wiionthe . 

the inspec- by the Legislature. no person or persons shall, in his, her, or their own right, ar silaii'lioin- 

'ni'ec'tors'."' Rule XV.— The total amount of the debts which the in the right of any other person, subscribe for rnore than ten ^;',;^^,';f'^_ 

'i'"'^' bank shall at any time owe, whether by bond, bill, note, or shares until after the expiration of three months ; and should Uons limii- 

dJ;'!)""'" ° other contract, shall not exceed three times the amount of there be any shares unsold after the aibresaid time, the Ita'ps'for 

B-'nk'may '^^ cajjital (over and above the moneys then actually depo- same may be subscribed for by any [person] or persons, "'"^'^ 

mve^not'to sited in the bank for pafc keeping). In case of excess, the and the directors shall advertise tbe same for the space of " 

^iK-ee times directors under whose administration it shall happen shall three months in the newspapers aforesaid. 

tiie amount be' liable for the same in their private capacity, and an ac- § 10. And the said directors rhali have power to establish ^'^ •""'■'cii 

&c. ' tion of debt in such case may be brought against them, or a branch of said bank in the city of Savannah, under such iai',iisii«fat 

?paoJI'iin- any of them, their or any of their heirs, executors, or ad- regulations as may, by the board of directors, be deemed fit *^''"'^""'»''- 

dar whose ministrators, in any court in this State having jurisdiction, and proper. 

'^ion'anes- by any credito|r or creditors of the said corporation, and §11- Nothing herein contained shall be so construed as ^f i"^" i" 

'(I'r.iojr^' ™^y be prosecuted to judgment and execution, any condi- to authorize the said corporation to extend the debt of any ;!'„y"imUvi- , 

inad'eiiaiiie tion, C()venant, or agreement to the contrary notwithstand- one individual or copartnership beyond ten thousand dollars 'ilJ^'t|,*^UJi'", 

('I'i'vicUi'ai'" i"g- But this shall not be construed to exempt the said for money loaned. . . ' over 

capadties. corporation, or the lands, tenements, hereditaments, goods, § 12. And be it farther enacted, That the directors shall l^'tranei, 

,! and 
■sonal, 
I corpn _ , 

ration also who mav have been absent v;hen the said excess was con- think proper 

li;il>ie for •' ■ . ^^ K . 

ar,y cxco-^s. 

Jiiiw to ex- 

(inorate 

tlii'm- 

sclves. 



!;''a! and' Or chattels of the same, from being also liable for, and being be authorized to establish a branch of the said bank at the "'i'>'J'" ^2" 
ii"Tom''> '^ chargeable with, the said excess. Such of the said directors city of Augusta, and at Elberton, in Elbert county, if they m Annista 



tracted or created* or who may have dissented from the reso- <S 13. Arxd he it further enacted, That if said bank shall in /as-; of 

lution or act whereby the same was so contracted or created, fail or refuse promptly to redeem upon demand any one or r<.,ieem, ia 

may respectfully (respectively) exonerate themselves from more of its baidi bills or notes, upon proof of the same, by ^.'.'.'i^.^^g^"" 

beiiig individually liable, by entering, if present, their disr and under the seal of any public notary being had and ob- siiaiiioricit 

sent upcn the books of the bank, at the time the debt jnay tained, then and in such case the said corporation shall for- j"ges','&c. 

be so contracted, and forthwith giving' notice of the fact to feit all and singular its rights, privileges, and immunities, 

the stockholders at a general meeting, which e*dch of the hereby granted, and the owner or holder of any such bank 

directors sliall have power to call for that purpose. bills or notes, the payment of which shall have been re- 

i^ividmd Rule XVI. — Dividends of the profiis of the company, or fused upon demand, shall be entitled to sue for and recover, LiaWo ;o 

in'wiiat of so much of the said profits as shall be deemed expedient over and above the principal and interest accruing from the j,",',(i'i'aVien 

|';,''|| ",'.','.', |:"j and proper, shall be declared and paid half-yearly ; and the time of such refusal, ten percent, damages ; and for every !,'|,',|'].;'','-' 

■indpaid. said dividends shall, from time to time, be determined by a bank bill or note issued after such refusal of payment on e^ery biii 

majority of the directors, at a meeting to be held for that demand, the said bank shall, upon conviction of the same If,^"^.'?, J!'' 

purpose, and shall in no case exceed the amount of the nett in any court having competent jurisdiction of the same, on convir.- 

profits .actually acquired by the company, so that the capital forfeit and pay, over and above the principal, interest, and per cmi. 

stock thereof shall never be im[)aired by dividend. cost of suit, fifty per cent, damages upon the amount of the 

u'iifhib'de- i^uLE XVII. — If the said directors shall at any time wil- said bank bills or notes, one-half to the use of the State, and 

riaiinn a fuUy and kuowingly make or declare a dividend which shall the other to the use of the informer ; and if the bank shall j'J''^,!;',:''; 

iinpairii'ig impair the capital stock, all directors who shall be present at any time fail or refuse to redeem their notes in specie, incniain ' 

<''/ri''nn'de ^^ the making or declaring such dividend, and assenting and the same shall be protested before any notariety [no- ^'i^.'||.','"^'i,,'.''^" 

liiiii'e indi- thereto, shall be liable in their individual capacity to the tary] public to the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars, ci.aner foi- 

'iiiiaiy. g^j^i cofi^pany for the amount or portion of said stock so or the notes or bills issued by the said bank should depre- 

nis ent. (jividoJ by the said directors, and each director who shall ciate ;md not pass currently without a discount on the same 

be present at the making or declaring of sucii dividend, of ten per cent, or upwards, the Legislature, upon either of 

shall be deemed to have consented thereto, unless he shall those facts being satisfactorily established or made known to 

iinmetiiately declare in writing his dissent on the minutes them (without resorting to the courts of justice), may de- 

of the proceedings of the board. dare the charter forfeited, and suspend all further opera- 

\ i)ook of RulkXVII!. — The directors shall keep fair and regular tions of said bank : ProuWcd, that nothing herein contained Pioviso. 

be kept i>y cntrics, in a book provided for that purpose, of their pro- shall prevent said corporation, in case of forfeiture of their 

Uie Direct- ceedings, and on every question, when one director shall charter, from suing and collecting in their corporate capa,- 

veasand require it, the yeas and nays of the directors voting shall be city all debts previously due them, and of being sued and 

'"*■'"■" duly inserted oji tlieir minutes, and those minutes be at all compelled to pay all debts due by said corporation. The 



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said bank shall always be ^allowed to redeem its bills nothing herein contained shallhe so construed as to authoi"- 

upon demand made by any other bank, or as agents, with ize the issue of a larger amount of bank notes than three 

the bills of the bank or its agent making such demand. times the amount of the capital stock of the said corporation. 

DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, §4. And be it further cnackd, That if the said corpora- Failure to 

Speaker pro tern, of the House of Representatives, tion shall faii or refuse promptly to redeem, when demanded, or'LTe-^'"' 

ALLEN B. POWELL, any one or more of its bank bills or notes, upon proof of the Jj[,^,l"^^''"'''' 

President of the Senate, same by and under the seal of any pul)lic notary being had uies'a loi- 

Assented to, December 24tb, 1825. and obtained ; then and in that case the said corporation ''"""*'■ 

G. M. TROUP, Governor, shall forfeit all and singular the rights, privileges, and immu- 
• nities hereby granted ; and the owner or holder of every The ivMet 

ho.iss.j AN ACT to amend an Act, entitled M Act to establish ^^^^ ^^""^.^^'^l "^^ "«;« f ^ued by the said corporation, the e^l.S !f 

l?iu. oo i r\.iy ixK^x tw u,invii,L„ «i ^. • ,7 r,-, r pavmeut of which shall have been refused upon demand, «»«''■"' "^- 

and incorporate an Insurance Company m the City of l^^^, ^^ ^^^;^,^j ^^ ^^^ ^^,^ ^^^j ^.^^^^,^^^ ^^^_. J^^ ^^^^^ ^j^^ c,,ye..u 

Savannah, to be called the Marine and Fire Insurance p^.^^j^.^i ^^j interest accruins from the time of such refusal, "^-"s-' 

Company of the Ctiy of Savannah, and to grant ten per cent, damages ; and for each and every bank bill or For evcy 

Banking Powers to the same. note issued by the said corporation after such refusal of lj'j'|'J,''-";.;J 

The Ma- , Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- payment on demand, the said corporation shall, upon con- itfusai, on 

Fheiiisu- tives (fthe State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and viction of tlie same in any court having competent jurisdic- nn7iie'""' 

raiiceConi- ^f ^g Jiareby enacted by the authority of the same, I'lfat from tion thereof, forfeit and pay, over and above the principal, *"'',' '!-,''^' 

cUy^o° Sa- and after the passage of tins act, the Marine and Fire interest, and costs of suit, fifty per cent, damages upon the 

\hsTb" Insurance Company of the city of Savannah shall be known amount of said bank bills or notes ; one-half for the use of 

known as by [[^q name and style of ''"the Marine and Fire Insurance the State, and the other to the informer. 

anV^Fire"^ Bank of the State of Georgia ;" and the said Company, with § 5. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty To makr^ 

?B*nifi'o? ^^' ^"'^'^ persons as are now, or may hereafter become stock- of said corporation to make an annual report of its condition, port* w Uic 

iiiestate of holders in said Company, be, and they are incorporated, issue of notes, &c. in the same mode and manner as is now 2™g,'Jj],j, 

Georgia. |jgj.gby made a body politic, by the name and style aforesaid, required by law of the other banks, to the General Assembly. 

and so shall continue, together with all and singular the §6. AwtZ 6c i^ /«v^«er c/iacifc*^, Thit the said corporation May esia- 

privileges, rights, and' immunities granted heretofore to the have permission, and be allowed and authorized to establish brancii at 

Marine and Fire Insurance Company of the city of Savan- a branch of the said bank at the town of Macon, with the J^^''"'"- ■ 

The Direct- nah : the board of directors, for the time being, shall have consent of a majority of the stockholders, subject to the 

tte™u^ poiver to elect a cashier and such other officers and clerks control, regulation, and direction of the said corporation. 
^''u'''7. under thein as shall be necessary and pro[)er for executing § 7. And be it further enacted. That the persons and stochhnid- 

fifficers, the business of the said corporation, and to allow them such property of the present and all future stockholders, who may aiidprot'"'- 

petl'iate'' Compensation for their services, respectively, as shall to them liereafter become stockholders by a transfer of stock in the ty p.Vcig -.i 

them. appear tit and proper ; and shall be capable of exercising {Marine and Fire. Insurance Company of the city of Savan- dempiicm 

otiier^acts sucli Other powers and authorities, for the well governing nah, or Marine and Fire Insurance Bank of the State of [j!||^''®"' 

vantage "(if '^"'^' Ordering of the affairs of the said corporation, as to Georgia, shall be pledged and bound in proportion to the 

said Bank, them shall appear conducive to the interests of the institution, amount of the value of share or shares that each individual 

Bills, &c. ^ 2. jlnd be it further enacted by the authority of the same, or company hold, possess, are interested in, or entitled to in 

the Corp°- That the bills obligatory and of credit, notes, and other the said Marine and Fire Insurance Company of the city of 

ration. contracts whatever, shall be binding and obligatory upon Savaiuiah, or the Marine and Fire Insurance Bank of the 

Provided said Corporation; Provided, the same be siyned by the State of Georgia, for the ultimate redemption of all notes or 

signed'by presiileiit, and countersigned or attested by the cashier of bills issued, or that may be hereafter issued by and from the' 

dem^'and ^^^ Said Corporation ; and the funds of the corporation shall said Marine and Fire Insiirance Company of the city of 

attested by in iio case be held liable for any contract or engagement JSavannah, or the Marine and Fire Insurance Bank of the 

ie't%iui not whatever, unless the same shall be so signed and counter- State of Georgia, in the same manner as in common com- 

liabieun- signed or attested as aforesaid : and the books, papers, and mercial cases or simple actions of debt. 

I65S tllPV . . . 

aresf) Correspondence, and the funds of the corporation, shall at all § 8. That upon the expiration of the charter of tlie afore- Priviifirf^^ 

signed. times be subject to the inspection of the board of directors said Marine and Fire Insurance Company, as provided for, all io,ii^Viii». 

and stockholders when convened. and singular the rights, privileges, and immunities herein ^•''""'^^^""-J 

Before the ^ 3_ ^f,fi jg it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, granted to the said Marine and Fire Insurance Bank of the rancrcom 

canexer- That before the said cor[)oration shall exercise any of the State of Georgia shall also cease and determine. ''^"^'' 

Jii^g^f^iy'' rights, privileges, and immunities hereby irranted, the said DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 

andprivi- Corporation shall have bona fide one hundred thousand dol- Speaker pro tern, of the House of Representatives. 

imi?t have lars in specie actually deposited in their vaults ; wiiich ALLEN B. POWELL, 

$100,000 m arnoant of specie shall, upon the declaration under oath of President of the Senate, 

uncondi- the president or cashier of said corporation, that the said Assented to, December 20th, 1825. 
'and^cmi- Specie is unconditionally the property of the said corpora- G. M. TROUP, Governor. 

lied by the tion, be certified by two or more justices of the Inferior 

ji,ein:ferior Court of Chatham county, under the seal of the said court, j^^ ^(.rp ^^ j^/^^ ^/,g intercourse hetween the Banks I'^^-^m 
Chauiam. "''"^'^ ^^'f be transmitted to the Governor for the time .^/^-^ ^^J ^^^ ^^^^^^. /^.^.^^^/on. and Brokers. 

being ; when the said corporation shall be allowed to issue -^ 

bank bills or notes to three times the amount of the said Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 'yg^^^'>><l<- 

specie so deposited, and to possess, exercise, and enjoy all of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly niet, and it is or of^'liie '"' 

the rights, privileges, and immunities of an incorporated hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That if any gj'.'^'^[^^*|^j., 

banking company ; subject, nevertheless, to the restrictions bank or other institution, which is, or shall, or may be in- anyhr'nicer, 

Upon an and penalties hereinafter mentioned : and upon the increase corporated by the General Assembly of the State of Geor- agentrat- 

specleihere of said spccic or its equivalent, certified as before provided, gia, or other lawful authority of the United States, or any 'J^^-^^Jf' ^''j. 

may be an the Said Corporation shall have full power to increase their one of them, or any broker, or any agent, attorney, or officer shaiicoi- ' 

i^ues,^ &1 issue of bank notes in the same proportion as before directed of any broker, or bank, or other institution as aforesaid, shall d",',;,^.' '" 

Proviso, to the amount of said increase; Provided always, that at any time after the passage of this act, collect, acquire, 'he biiii' of 

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BANKS. 



:un- r.niik ptircIiasG or receive, whether in deposite or otherwise, the bill 
ui'e^Bank"^' ^i" hills, note or notes, or other security or securities of any 
oi person bank Or hanks, which is, or are, or shall, or may be incor- 
i"/sil!rir porated, by the General Assembly of this State, or located 
<iot ciniiii if, tiiij. State, by lawful authority, such bank or other institu- 
interest tion, Or broker, agent, attorney, or officer so collecting, ac- 
Bank.r''' quiring, purchasing, or receiving such bill or bills, note or 
ahove the riotes, or other security or securities, shall not be entitled to 
J.'.'/foMit'.'''"^ claim, dem-ind, have, recover, or receive of or from such 
i)i;.- ;;. mum. ofbgi- [janks SO incorporated, or chartered by the General 
Assembly of this State, or located therein by lawful au- 
thority as aforesaid, interest on such bill or bills, note or 
notes, or other security or securities, above or beyond the 
i'loviso. j.jitg of four per centum per annum ; Provided, that nothing 
herein contained shall authorize or allow any bank to refuse 
redeeming any of its bills, which shall have been received 
in payment for land at any United States'Land Office, upon 
demand for payment made by any United agent. 
t/Vheiia 2. Andbe it further enacted hi/ the autJiority aforcsaid, 

t'ZiT an'a That whenever a demand shall be made for specie upon either 
iiie o.iicprs ^f jj^g bauks incorporated by the General Assembly of the 
nn- of'tiis State of Georgia, or upon any bank located therein by law- 
■!;J^"'""„J','t ful authority, and the president or cashier of the bank, 
Cor some upon which the demands shall he made, shall suspect or 
broker, beiicve that the person demanding specie is the officer, 
t['^'. •'.'?'' agent, or attorney of any broker, or any incorporated insti- 
c:iper.=nn tutiou whatever, whether authorized by the General. Assem- 



II) IK 

nalli. 



bly of the State of Georgia, or located therein by lawful 

authority, or created by authority of any of the States, it 

shall be lawful tor the cashier or president of the bank from 

which specie shall Ije demanded, to require the person or 

persons making the demand, to take an oath before a judge, 

justice, or magistrate, in the presence of said president or 

cashier, that he is not acting as the officer, agent, or attorney 

{fsuciipcr- of any broker, or of any incorporation whatever: and in case 

!o tAkei!\r of a refusal to take said oath by the person or persons de- 

shaiioniv i^Taiding specie, then such person or persons shall not be 

be aiiowi'd entitled to claim, demand, recover, or receive interest on such 

ocnt.''^'^ bill or bills, note or notes, beyond the rate of lour per 

centum per annum. 
3!r'iu M)' § 3, And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 

a:i Tt inji- That nothing in this act s'lall be so construed as to deprive 
TuUi.iis. i!;;iividuals (brokers or their agents excepted), who may de- 
mand specie for themselves for the notes, or bills, or other 
securities of either of the banks incorporated by the General 
Assembly of the State of Georgia, or located therein by 
lawful authority, from the same privileges and advantages 
in obtaining specie or interest as now exist by the laws of 
this State. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS S'l'OCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



appoint one or more fit and proper persons, to repair to the Anapont 
town of Darien,then and there to demand and receive from [",',.po^e w 
the cashier and directors for the time being, all the capital beappoim- 
stock, specie, bonds, bills on other banks, and all the funds to roceivc 
of whatsoever kind belonging to said bank, notes running ".'l.'^T''*' 

,. . GO ^ o siockj etc. 

to maturity, (lymg over or in suit excepted) of which a fair 
list shall be taken by such person or persons, ^ind the funds, 
specie, bonds, bills, or stock, and list so received shall be 
added to the funds, specie, bonds, and bills now in and be- 
longing to the branch of said bank at Milledgeville, and 
which, when so added, shall forfn and become the principal 
bank. 

§ 2, And be it fm'ther enacted, That all the bills of the ah I'jiis ' 
said bank now in circulation, or issued, payable either at the "iXticV 
principal bank of Darien or at the branch in Milledseville, '''''^".J"' , 

. . ^ consiufJiGtl 

shall be considered as payable at the principal bank in Mil- as payable 
ledgeville, and payment demanded accordingly. vin'!"*''^'^ 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That a branch of said ^ I'lnncii 
bank be, and the same is hereby established and located in [iludtn 
the town of Darien, and that all notes, bills, or other secu- 
rities now made payable at the principal bank in Darien, 
shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, payable at the 
branch of said bank in Darien, where they shall be paid, 
reduced, or renewed, as the directors shall from time to time 
order and direct. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That all notes, bills, or ah notes, 
other securities, now payable at the branch bank in IMil- javabiT'at 
ledgeville, shall be considered, and the same are hereby '^!ii>«'''?c- 

& ' __.__..'._ J villc, are to 



tiiii'ii. 
II iiolcs 
ival.le : 
Dai it'll to 
coiiiiiiue 
tliert'. 



dr;ic(l as 
payalile at 
the prir.tji- 
lial ISaiik. 
Tliis act 
not 10 affect 
•my suits 

OiilU- 

nieiiccd, 



made payable at the principal bank in Milledgeville, when be c'onsi 
they shall be paid, reduced, or renewed, from time to time, 
as the directors shall order and direct^ 

§ 5. And be it farther enacted^ That nothing herein con- 
tained shall be so construed as to cause any suit already 
commenced by said bank of Darien, or any of its branches, 
to abate or be discontinued by the removal of the principal 
bank to Milledgeville, or to prevent the commencement or 
prosecution of any suit or action by said bank so removed, 
or any of its branches, or [on] any note, bill, or other paper, 
now due the said Bank of Darien or any of its branches, 
that shall not be paid, reduced, or renewed, in manner and 
form, as heretofore pointed out by this act. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted, That if two-thirds of the rriwn- 
stockholders holding stock on the first day of December, thestock- 
eisrhteen hundred and twenty-six, in their own right, or as '"■'''•''■s file 

*^ ,• 1 J21 1 • 1 • • flieii- objec- 

administrator, executor, or guardian, do hie their objections nons witii- 
in the executive office of this State, to the removal of the 
same, within sixty days after the passage of this act ; and on 
that fact being published by the Governor, this act shall be 
of no effect, and the said bank shall still remain at Darien. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate, 
Assented to, December 20th, 1828. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Ill sixty 
days, then 
iliis act to 
be void. 



fN.j.iSi.] AN ACT to amend an Act, entitled An Act to incorpo- 
rate the Bank of Darien, passed the fifteenth De- 
cember, eighteen hundred and eighteen. 

I'leumbio. Whereas, the said act locates the principal bank at Darien, 
and provides for the establishment of branches at other 
places in this State ; and whereas, the commercial situa- 
tion of the town of Darien and interest of the State re- 
qiires that the principal bank should be removed from Darien 
to Milledgeville ; 

Therefore be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly 
met, and it is hereby enncted by the authority of tlie same. 
That from and after the passing of this act, the said bank 
shall be removed to the town of Milledgeville, and for this 
purpose the Governor is hereby authorized and required to 



rrovlsiom 
for reiiiov 
ing tlie 
Uatib of 
Darien to- 
Milleilge- 
Yille. 



AN ACT to define the liability of Endorsers of Pro- 
missory Notes and other Instruments, and to place 
them upon the same footing with Securities. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
from and after the passage of this act, that the practice 
heretofore required of making a demand of the makers of 
promissory notes and other instruments, for the payment and 
performance of the same, and their giving notice of such 
demand within a reasonable time to the endorsers of said 
promissory notes and other instruments, shall cease and be- 
come entirely unnecessary to bind said endorsers ; and 
whenever any person whatever endorses a promissory note 
or other instrument, he shall be held, taken, and considered 



[no.ISS.] 



The prac- 
tice liprelo- 
fore re- 
quired of 
iii.-ikii f: a 
deiiiaiKl Oil 
llieiiwikers, 
and giving 
notice 10 
llie endi rs- 
ers,- &c. 
shall lieio- 
alter cease 

And flm 
endorser 
laken and 
lield as a 
securii^ 



BANKS. 



77 



as security <o the same, and be in all tespects bound as se- whom shall be elected by the stockholders, and four by the 
curity, until said promissory note or other instrument is State. 
A.i.imay paid off and discharged, and shall be liable to be sued in § 2. And be it further enacted. That not less than six What shaii 



the'sanie" the Same manner and in the samfe action with the principal directors, being a majority of the whole board, shall have Boa''d"of "* 

fiie'^JIrmc^ °^ maker of said promissory notes or other instruments ; power to do business, excepting during the months of July, ^'rectors 

w\- any law, practice, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding : August, September, and October, in every year ; when four t'ain"sla-'"' 

i'iovi<o. Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall extend directors, who must be unanimous, and of whoi" *'^ -■ ^o^^of iiie 

excepit'd. 



Tho secii- 
niy niiiy 
reqiiirc tlie 
■holder to 
r.nlject Tile 
same, ani;! 
if lieshoidd 
failii! three 
mondis, 
lint liable 
afterward. 



. -^ m the presi- yg^r 

to any promissory notes which shall be given for the purpose dent, or president pro tempore, must always be one, shall 

of negotiation, or intended to be negotiated at any char- constitute a competent number; any thing contained in this 

tered bank, or which may be deposited in any chartered bank act of incorporation to the contrar«v,notw[thstandinCT. 

for collection ; And provided, aZ.so, that nothing contained '^RBY HUDSON 

in this act shall be Construed as to prevent the endorser from Speaker of the House of Representatives, 

defining his liability in the endorsement. < THOMAS STOCKS, 

§ 2. And he it further enacted. That any security or en- President of the Senate, 

dorser may, whenever he thinks proper, after the note or Assented to, December J 8th, 1826. 

instrument become due, require the holder to proceed to G. M. TROUl*, Governor. 

collect the same ; and if l)e should not proceed to do sc . 

within three months, the endorser or security shall be no AN ACT to extend the Charter of the Bank of Augusta, [no.191.] 

longer liable. and to authorize an Increase of the Capital. 



IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of tlie Senate 
Assented to, December 26th, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor 



[no.189.] ^]Vf _^£'j' to amend an Act, eMitled An Act to incorpo- 
rate the Bank of Darien, passed the ffteenth day of 
December, in the year eighteen hundred and eighteen. 
rreamWc. Whereas, doubts have been entertained whether the Bank 
of Darieii could take a conveyance of real estate, or hold, 
or reconvey the same ; 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Asseinblj/ met, 



The Bank 
nf Darieii 
(iiay hevK- 
at'ier hold 
real estate 



Vv^hereas, the directors of the Bank of Augusta, in con- Preamble, 
formity with instructions from the stockholders, have applied, 
by petition, to the General Assembly, for an extension of 
the charter, and for leave to increase the capital of said 
bank in certain cases ; 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives chaner ex- 
ofthe State of Georgia, in General Asse7nbly met, and [it is {["the'' year 
hereby enacted] by the authority of the some. That the charter isso. 
of the Bank of.Angusta be, and it is hereby declared to be 
prolonged to the first day of May, in the year one thousapd ' • 
eight hundred and fifty. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, Authorized 
That it shall be lawful for the stockholders of the said Iheircap?- 
bank, at any meeting to be called for the purpose, and in li"' from 
the manner prescribed in the existing charter, to increase tilne, not 

in 



and n is hereby enacted hy the authority of the same. That the capital of said bank, from time to time, ant 

&c''nncfaii ^™"' ""''' ''^^^'' ^^^ P^ssmg of this act, it shall and may be portions as ihey may deem to be expedient, not exceeding wh™ 

ttaihas' lawful for the said corporation to hold all such lands, tene- in the whole six hundred thousand dollars, in addition to nowcVpUai 

heencon- "^^"*'' =^"^' hereditaments as shall Jiave been, or may be, the present capital of the said bank ^eoo.oo"- 

deTJ^c™ ^^"^ ^''''' '"«^^g^g^^ *" 't by way of security, or conveyed § 3. And he it further enacted, That upon every such Oneveiy 

tracted.or to it in satisfaction of debts previously contracted in the increase being agreed upon by a decision of the stock- Te'^h 

purdiased course of It? dealings, or purchased at sales upon judg- holders, one- sixth part of such increased stock shall be re- P^«°f 

&c ments which shall have been obtained for such debts. served for the State at par, until the end of tiie session of creteTo be 

ancesS, § 2. -Attd he it further enacted. That all conveyances the Legislature next after the capital shall be so increased, ™^f/« 

tofore heretofore made to the said corporation, of any lands, tene- and that the other five-sixths shall be disposed of by the The re- ' 

ments and hereditaments, shall be held and deemed valid directors for the time being, in the manner pointed out by rdi'posed 



made valid 
and etTect- 
nal at Iai,y. 



and eflectual at law and in equity ; any law to the contrary 
notwithstanding. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, November 22d, 1826, 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



the second rule of the original charter, for the benefit of the pf accord- 

)• • I 1 1 1 ? 1 -P n \ 111- '"§ 'O tig 

indivi'lual stockholders, if any benefit there should be in the charter, 
disposition thereof; the interest of the State in such cases 
being equalized by receiving its portion of such increased 
stock at par. as hereinbefore provided. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 



mm A\T ir^rri j- President of the Senate. 

LNo.iJo.j AN ACl further to amend an Act to incorporate a Assented to, December 22d, 1828. 



PreambJe. 



Bank, to be called the Bank of the State of Georgia, 
passed the sixteenth day of December, eighteen hun- 
dred and fifteen. 

Whereas, by the sixth section of the act to incorporate 
the Bank of the State of Georgia, it is enacted, that for the 
well ordering of the afl^airs of said corporation, there shall 
be fifteen directors, nine of whom shall be elected by the 
stockholders, and six by the State ; and whereas expe- 



G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



AN ACT to incorporate tlie Savings Bank of Augusta, [no. 192.3 
Whereas a number of the citizens of Augusta and its Pieambi?. 
neighbourhood, under the title of " The Augusta Savings 
Bank," have voluntarily associated themselves as a society, 
for the sole purpose of receiving and investing in public 



stock and substantial security on real estate, or otherwise, 
nence has proved that it is proper to reduce the number of such sums as may be deposited hy individuals, and of afford- 
directors ; jj^or to them the ailvantages of security and interest ; and 

meniiniiier J^^' ^^^^^^'^^^^ ^il ^l^<i Senate and Housc of Representatives whereas the members of this society, by their memorial to 
of^ Direct- 0/ the State oj- Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is the Legislature, have prayed to be perpetuated and brought 
hci'chy enacted by the authority of the same. That the into legal existence by being incorporated and established 
nuuiber of directors of the Bank of the State of Georgia, by law, with perpetual succession, for the purposes of re- 
from and after the passage of this act, shall be ten, six of ceiving, holding, and improving in such way as to them may 



I!ea;iilati!i!; 
then 



78 :bank's. 

seem proper, all such real and personal estate as the said Article II. — The bank shall be conducted by seven There siiaii 

institution shall become possessed of or entitled to, by gift, managers, chosen annually by the board of appointment, unZlfrs 

grant, devise, bequest, purchase, deposite, loan, and payment, who shall, each and every year, at such time as shall be ^''"^5^" »" 

for the purposes of the said institution ; therefore, designated in the by-laws of the institution, choose froin In'mwijidi 

The coipo- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- among its own body a president, and shall liave power to p,""!;^^,^ 

raiors, aiui ^^^^^ qf the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and appoint a secretary, treasurer, and such other officers as the siiaii he 

names. it is hereby enacted by the autlwrity of the same, Vhdt John business of the corporation may require, with such com- ''"'"^"' 

Campbell, Thomas (Jumming, Samuel Hale, Isaac Henry, pensation as they may determine. 

Timothy Edwards, Edward F. Campbell, James Eraser, ARricLE III. — The managers shall have power to fill up t.. (iu aii 

William W. MontgoiiM*, Joseph Wheeler, Anderson Wat- by ballot any vacancy which may occur in their own body ^'''^"'^"'=' 

kins, Asaph WatermdJ^Augustus Moore, Henry Gumming, or officers, two-thirds of the number present to agree to 

John Howard, William H. Turpin, John Course, Ricliard all removals and new appointments ; and no appointment 

Tubman, John Phinizy, George Twiggs, John Moore, and or removal to take place when a less number than five 

Jatnes Harper, and their successors in office for ever, be, managers are present. 

and they are hereby erected and made one body politic and Article IV. — No president or manager shall receive, 

corporate, in deed and in law, by the name, style, and title directly or indirectly, any pay or emolument for his services. 

Its style, of '.'the Augusta Savings Bank ;" and by the same name Article V. — Deposites of not less than two dolhus, but 

shall constitute a board of appointment, having perpetual of any larger sum, shall be received. 

The Board succession, with power annually on the second Monday of Article Vi. — On the first Monday of June and Decem- 

a^iy*^ elect" January, in each and every year, to elect a board consisting ber in every year, if the funds of the institution shall war- 

'^^- of seven managers, for the regulation of the concerns of the rant it, there shall be declared and paid a dividend on all 

Their pii- said Savings Bank ; and are hereby made able and capable in sums which shall have been deposited, at such rate of interest 

viieges. -j^^^ jq have, purchase, receive, take, hold, possess, enjoy, and as the board of managers shall direct ; interest to be calcu- 

retain, to them and their successors, lands, rents, tenements, lated only from the first day of January, April, July, and 

hereditaments, stock, goods, chattels, and effects, of what October, in each year, and not having relation to the time of 

kind, nature, or quality soever, whether real, personal, or deposite, provided deposites shall be made at any interme- 

mi.xed, by gift, grant, demise, bargain, and sale, demise, diate period between those dates, nor shall interest be allowed 

bequest, testament, legacy, loan, deposite, or advance, or by for fractional parts of a month. 

any other mode of conveyance or transfer whatever ; and the Article VII. — The deposites and payments shall be regu- 

sahie to give, grant, bargain, sell, demise, convey, assure, larly entered in the books of the office, and every person 

transfer, alien, pay, release, and dispose of, for the whole depositing money shall be furnished with a dii[)licate of his 

or any less estate or property than they have in the same, or her account, in which every deposite or payment shall be 

and also to improve and augment the same, in such man- regularly entered as soon as made : no money shall be drawn 

ner and form as said society, by their by-laws and regu- out under five dollars, unless to close an account; and all 

lations, shall order and direct ; and shall and may apply the deposites shall be repaid when required, on giving two weeks' 

same, with the rents, issues, income, interest, and profits of notice. 

such estate, and the moneys arising from the sale, alienation. Article VIIL — The managers shall meet at least once 

disposal, or employment thereof, to the uses, ends, and pur- in every month, and five shall be a quorum ; except in the 

poses of their institution, according to the rules, regulations, months of July, August, and September, when three mem- Tiiree.sh.iii 

and orders of their society now in force, or which, accord- bers shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business : '■™^^'i""s 

ing to the provisions hereinafter made, shall from time to the books, treasurer's accounts, and other documents, shall 

time be declared touching the same, as effectually and fully he produced at such meetings. 

as any person or body politic or corporate within this State, Article IX. — The managers shall be at liberty, at any May refuse 

by the constitution and laws of this State, can do and per- time, to refuse deposites ; and, on giving one month's notice, JJ[.„o''i""j 

lowers form: and the said institution, by the name, style, and title to return such as have been made, with inteiest thereon, to 

Uus. ' ' '' aforesaid, shall and may sue and be sued, plead and be ini- be calculated to that time, and no longer. 

pleaded, answer and be answered, defend and be defended, Article X. — A report shall annually be prepared by a report 
in courts of law witliin this State and elsewhere ; and also three auditors, who shall not be managers or officers of the ^i','",'!',.'!!^,. 
make, have, and use a common seal, and the same break, corporation, chosen by the board of appointment from their rmaiiy, ;oia 
alter, and renew at their pleasure; and shall have power body or elsewhere, and such report shall be published in one ''"'"" 
also to make, establish, ordain, and put in execution such or more of the Gazettesof the city of Augusta ; and the ma- 
by-laws, ordinances, and regulations as shall to them, or a nagers shall annually transmit one copy of the said report to 
majority of such quorum of them (as has already or shall the Governor, and by him to be laid before the Legislature 
hereafter be directed), seem meet or convenient for the of the State of Georgia. 

government of such corporation, not being contrary to the Article Xi. — No manager, officer, or agent of the No Mana- 

constitution and laws of this State ; and generally to do and Savings Bank shall be allowed directly orindirectly to borrow office^n'!" 

execute all and singular such acts, matters, and things which any money or moneys from the said bank; nor shall the '"wed jiay. 

to the said corporatioti shall or may appertain and be neces- said bank have, hold, or purchase any notes, bonds, mort- 

sary for the purposes thereof; subject nevertheless to the gages, or other securities for the payment of money drawn 

rules, regulations, restrictions, limitations, and provisions or endorsed by, or existing against, any manager, officer, or 

herein prescribed and declared. agent of the said Savings Bank, 
m'ema! ^ ~' ^"'^ ^^ it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. Article XII. — The officers elected pursuant to this act offi.'<iii to 

rules. That the following rules, limitations, and provisions shall shall be and continue in office until others be appointed ; and t'//,'ii''|''Xri 

form and be fundamental articles of the constitution of the no misnomer of the said corporation in any deed, testament, ^K-ap- 

corporation. or „\^^_^ grant, demise, or other instrument, or other contract .\n ini.^uo- 

Article T. — The board of appointment shall have power or conveyance, shall vitiate or defeat the same, if (he said cor- j.^['| '" ^^' 

each year to choose, by ballot, from its own body, a president poration shall be sufficiently described to ascertain the intent 

ahd'mi'va- other officers, at the time of their annual meeting on the of the party or parties to give, demise, bequeath, assure to, 

«;aiide=. second Monday of January, and also to fill all vacancies or contract with the corporation hereby created by the name 

whicn may occur among them by death, resignation, or aforesaid : nor shall any non-uses of the said privileges Priviieg-s, 

otherwise ; and at such meeting eleven members shall con- liereby granted create any forfeiture of the same ; but such ^''- 

stitute a quorum. privileges may be exercised by the said corporation, not- 



rlioo.-c aiv 
ima'lv 



BANKS. 



79 



if- 



withstanding any failure to meet at any of tlie times ap- 
pointed herein, or that may be appointed by the by-laws and 
ordinances of the said society, for the purpose of holding 
their annual or other meetings, for elections or for other 
subjects for consideration : the officers then in office shall 
continue to hold and exercise their respective offices until 
others shall be duly elected to succeed them at some future 
meeting of the said institution, whicii the said corporation 
is hereby authorized to hold for such purpose. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the, House of Representatives, 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 18th-, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[no-. 193.] 



Corpora- 
lors who 
ate consli- 
tiited a 
liiiard of 
("oimni.s- 
sioners. 



Shall open 
a book of 
siibscrip- 
tiOB, &c. 



Citizens of 
the United 
States may 
siihscribe 
for one 
hundred 
sliares. 
Iji certain 
events, for 
any num- 
ber unsiib"- 
Ecibcd for. 



Notice of 
theopening 
of tiie 
bonks to be 
given. 

Five per 
cent, to be 
paid on 
subscrib- 
ing. 



Declared 
body cur- 
porate. 



Privilei^ec, 



MaliO by- 
laws, &.C. 



\tliat shall 
be ilre capi- 
tal of said 
company. 

Maiy com- 
mence 
wliiiii one 



AN ACT to incorporate the Augusta Insurance and 
Banking Company of the City of Jlugusta, and to 
repeal the Act passed on Hie ninth day of December, 
eighteen hundred and twenty-two. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House' cf Representa- 
tives [o/ the State of Georgia], in General AssanhJy met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority (f the same, That 
Peter Eennock, James Harper, John Bones, Charles Labu- 
zan, Anderson Watkins, Edward J. Harden, W. W. Mont- 
gomery, Samuel Hale, and Abraham M. Woolsey, or any 
three or more of them, be, and they are hereby^ constituted 
a board of commissioners, whose duty it shall be to open a' 
book of subscription for shares in said company ; which 
book shall be opened on the first Monday in February next, 
and shall continue open for twenty days, at such place, and 
for so many hours each day, as the said board of commis- 
sioners may determine on ; during which time it shall be 
lawful for any person or persons, citizens of this State, to 
subscribe for any number of shares net exceeding one hun- 
dred ; and if the whole amount of capital hereinafter men- 
tioned be not subscribed for at the expiration of said twenty 
days, it shall then be lawful for any citizen or citizens, or 
for any corporation or body politic within ihis State, to 
subscribe for any number of shares remaining unsub- 
scribed for. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That said board of commissioners shall give notice in the 
public newspapers of Augusta, at least one week before the 
opening of said book of subscription, of the time and place 
of subscribing; and the said commissioners may require 
from, each subscriber, a sum not exceeding five [)er cent, on 
the amount subscribed by him, her, or them, to be paid into 
the hands of said commissioners at the time of sub- 
scribing. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the stockholders in said institution shall be, and they 
are hereby declared to be, a body corporate and politic, under 
the name and style of " the Augusta Insurance and Banking 
Company ;" and by that name and style may sue and be sued, 
plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in 
any court of law or equity in this State, or elsewhere, 
having competent jurisdiction ; and shall enjoy perpe- 
tual succession of officers and members, may have and use 
a common seal, may make, ordain, and establish such by- 
laws, rules, and regulations as they may deem expedient and 
necessary to carry into effect the objects of tliis institution ; 
Provided, such by-laws, rules [ordinances], and regulations 
be not repugnant to the laws or constitution of this State or 
the United States. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid; 
That the capital stock of said company shall not exceed five 
hundred thousand dollars, which shall be divided into shares 
of one hundred dollars ; but the company may commence 
business as soon as one hundred thousand dollaj-s in specie^ 



or the notes of specie-paying banks, shall have been paid ; hundred 
and that upon the expiration of the said twenty days herein- foT\ZTl 
before allowed for subscribing, it shall be the duty of said ''p^^'^ '■■ 
commissioners to convene the stockholders or subscribers, by '''" " - 
giving ten days' notice in the public newspapersof Augusta, of 
the time and place of meeting, who may then or at any time 
thereafter proceed to the election of a' board of directors. Election of 
under such rules and regulations as they may adopt for that ^'«^«'°'="- 
purpose. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted buMe aulhority aforesaid, President , 
That the directors so appointed sh^ at their first meeting officeri'to 
thereafter, proceed to the appointment of a president from '^'^' '^'*^"^'^' 
among their own body ; and the said president and directors 
may appoint such officers under them, as they may deem 
necessary and expedient for carrying the provisions of [this] 
act into effect. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. Their pow^ 
That the said company, when organized as aforesaid, shall sureV"- 
have full power and autiiority to insure property and effects peity, fcc. 
of every natuie and descriptitm, against losses by fire or ufsseTby 
water, and alL other accidents, dangers, and casualties, for ^^'^Z^l' 

, . _ . . ^ ' cinfl 3CC1- 

which insurance companies are usually established, or to dents, dan- 
buy or sell life annuities. casuauies! 
§ 7. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Bomi to 
That said company shall be bound to pay all losses on nro-P^y ^" • , 

, ' •' iii'i- • ^ losses with- 

perty or other assurances made by them, within six months in six 
after the happening thereof.' And in all cases, when the i,i°"ase^of a 
claimant shall be compelled to institute a suit lor the reco- ?uit. being 
very of such losses, the same shall £tand in order for trial at shaii 'stand 
the first term, and the aniount recovered shall be on interest g'st^'n'^" 
from and after the expiration of the said six months ; and if interest 
the said company shall neglect or refuse to pay such wim 
losses within the said six months, when there is no dispute ^'l'''" f°i- 
as to the amount claimed, or within ten days after final re- charter, 
covery against them in cases disputed, then, and in such 
event, this charter may be declared null and void. 

§ 8. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. Authorized 
That the said ron:pany shall have power to receive, hold, pViy, real 
purchase, and possess any property, real or persona], for the and person- 
use, benefit, or advanttige of the said corporation, and to sell selianddis- 
and dispose of the same, and they are hereby declared to be f'°^'g°^ '''^ 
vested with all the powers, advantages, privileges, and emolu- 
ments of an association of persons incorpoi-ated for the in- 
tentions and purposes aforesaid. 

§ 9. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, saidcorpo- 
That the said corporation shall and may continue for and continue' 
during the term of thirty years from the passage of this act, """^ 
unless the same should be forfeited according to the provi- 
sions thereof. 

§ 10. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Autiiorized 
That said company shall be permitted, and they are hereby bin's w 
authorized to issue bills or notes of credit, payable to bearer ""tes of 
on demand, signed by the president, and countersigned or signed by 
attested by the cashier, to the amount of the capital stock Jj'^nt^'andi 
paid in ; Provided, that no bills of credit shall be issued as countei_- 
aforesaid, unless by consent of the owners of three-fifths of theCash- 
the stock of said company. '^''• 

S 1 1 . And be it further enacted hi the authority aforesaid, Payable on 
That all bills or notes of credit issued as aforesaid shall be 
paid on demand at the company's office. 

§ 12. And be it further enacted, That an act, entitled An Repealing 
Act to incorporate the Georgia Mutual Insurance Company, '^'^"^*' 
and to repeal the act heretofore passed for that purpose, 
which was assented to on the 9th day of December, 1822, be, 
and the same is hereby repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 26th, 1827, 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor;. 



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[N0.194.] AN ACT to amend an Act, entitled An Act to amend an or branch bank on which the flemand may be made, it shall in ca.e a 

Act, entitled An Act to establish and incorporate an In- not be lawful for the bank or branch bank so refusing to refllseio"" 

surance Company in the City ■ of Savannah, to he receive its own notes in pay.r.ent, to recover from the bank [^-rflf (';„^'" 

called the Marine and Fire Insurance Company of or branch bank making the tender of them interest upon ,..tn,aybe 

the Citu of Savannah, and to srant banking powers to the amount of the notes for the payment of which it refused '^'^"■'-'• 

■ the same, passed on the twentieth of December, eig/iteen ^.fj;^^ "^^es or cost of suit: Provided, nevertheless, tliat p™vi... 

hundred and twenty-five; and also, to regulate inter- ^f the payment of the notes of any chartered bank or branch ^',^,,,e 

coure between the. several Chartered^ Banks and of any chartered bank oth.s State shall be made by the -^^^^^^^^^^ 

touibKULiLUKviv i, 7, , 7 ^„ 7 branch of any other chartered bank o{ this State, the branch are Brand. 

Branch BanksinthisJtate,so far as relates todemand ,^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^„ ,^^^ ^^ compelled t^ receive in «-'- 

of payment from one another of the notes issued by p^y^ent any notes but such as are made payable at the 

than respectively. branch bank making the demand, and for refusal to receive 

Be it enai^ted hy the Senate and House of Representa- ^"7 other than the notes liable to be redeemed by it, the 

lives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, pnncpal bank of vvbich it .s a branch shall not incur the 

and it is thereby enacted by%e authority of the same. That penalty herein before prescribed ; and provrded further No part or 

if the said M irine and Fire Insurance Bank of the Slate of that nothing herein contained shall be construed to extend 'Jr'^,,:.^!';,'; 
for the re- Qeoro-ia shall at any time refuse or neglect to pay and re- 
of tiieir deem any of its notes or bills, wlien payment thereot shall 



Tlie'per- 
sons and 
(.ropiirty 
'j( the 
slock liold- 
1-13 liable 



bills, notes 



&o. whicii have been demanded of the said bank, through its proper 
the Bank officeri, that then, and in such case, the persons and property 
to^ply"on of all and every persons or person who shall or may be 
damand. stockholders in the said bank at the time when such de- 



to any individual making demand of any bank or branch dividnais. 
bank for payment of its notes : but if the cashier of any 
bank or branch bank shall suspect that any individual is 
demanding payment of its notes, and that the same belong 
to another bank or branch bank, then the cashier may 
refuse payment, until affidavit be made by the person 



mand shall have been made, shall be liable an I bound to the ""^^'-i"? the demand, that the note or notes presented by him 



extent of the value of the share or shares of the stock so 

held by such persons or person, for the eventual payment 

and redemption of the notes or bills of the said bank, which 

it shall neglect or refuse to pav in manner aforesaiii. 

iLesuiating § 2. And be it farther enacted by the authority aforesaid, 

he inter- 'pij^t when any deiniind shall be made ui)on the said iMarine 

nveentiie and Fire Insurance liank oi the fetate ot (jeorgia, by any 

ai'ic^eBauk, Other bank, to redeem any one or more of its bank bills or 

and other j^otes in terms of the fourth section of the aforesaid in part 



for payment is not the property of any bank or braiich 
bank, but his own, or of some individual for whom he is 
agent. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted, That the benefits in- This act not 
tended by this act shall not extend to any bank having a a'nv'Bank" 
branch or branches, unless the notes issued by its branch iiaving 
or branches shall express in the face of them, that they will miiess the 
be paid at the branch from which they issue. "Ire^M?^" 

§ 7. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Reiieaiin;,' 



recited act, that it shall and may be lawful for the said Ma- '^^^^ ^^] f^ts or parts of acts militating against the provi- 
rine and Fire Insurance Bank to tender in payment to such ^ions of this act be, and the same are herebj'^repealed 



other bank its own notes and bills, which tender shall re- 
lieve the said Marine and Fire Insurance Bank of the State 
of Georgia from the penalties and forfeitures mentioned in 
the said fourth section of the said in pari recited act. 
wii!\t shall § 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
cases "ofre- That if any persons or person, copartnership, or body politic, 
fu^aitopay ^\i;x\\ at any time hereafier refuse or neglect to pay into the 
iileiiis Vu'e said bank any instalment of the amount due by such persons 
for shares. ^^ person. Copartnership, or body politic, on the stock held or 
owned by such persons or person, copartnership, or body 



IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 24th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 

AN ACT to incorporate the Mercha)its^ and Planters^ [.No.iy.5.] 
Bank, in the City of Augusta. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representdfires a Bank < 



politic, the shares or share upon which such failure shall of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly wet, and it is \ll%liy "\- 
Forfi-iture happen or accrue, shall be firfeited to the use of the said hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That a bank Augusia, 
thereot. bank, and may be again sold and disposed of for the use and shall be established in the city of Augusta, the capital stock s=iork oi ' 
rrovibo. benefit thereof; Provided, that sixty days' previous notice whereof shall be three hundred thousand dollars, to be di- hr'ti'i'.'p'^!"'" 
of the time within which, and the place where such payment vided into tliree thousand shares, of one hundred dollars 'mntiMd 
is required to be made, be published in at least one public each, of whi<di two hundred shares shall be reserved until doi'im's!' 
gazette of Savannah, Augusta, and Mdledgcville. the first day of January, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, J,."?^,!,^""' 
Uividends § 4. And be it [furthfr] enacted btj the authority aforesaid, on the original terms, then or at any prior time to be taken reseiviii w 
dared half- Tliat dividends of the profits of the said bank, or of so much by the State, according to the pleasure of the Legislature, ""''^'^^''• 
yearly. thereof as shall be deemed expedient and proper, shall be whereby the State, at any subsequent election, shall be en- 
declared and paid half-yearly; and the said dividends shall titled to the appointment of two directors ; and if they be 
from time to time be determined by a majorily of the di- not then taken by the State, to be disposed of in manner 
Capital rectors, at a meeting to be held for that purpose, and shall hereinafter provided ; and also with the privilege of in- Cnpi;--;i 
bc^^in?'" in no case exceed the amount of the nett profits actually ac- creasing such capital at any time thereafter as the stock- l.',']^^,',," '" 
iiishedat quired by the company, so that the capital stock thereof holders may desire, to the sum of six hundred thousand dol- 
dnytime. gi^^\\ never be impaired by dividends. lars, which sum shall be divided into shares as above. 
What shall § 5. And be it further enacted, That whenever any §2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, fii-.ifernt- 



ed as re- 
deeming 
; notes of 



chartered bank, or the branch of any chartered bank, of this That subscriptions for constituting the said bank sliall be 



!■ -notes of "^tate, by its officer, agent, or other person, shall demand pay- opened on the first Monday in February next, at the city of ''"itusk. . 
any Bank ment of the noles of another chartered bank, or of the notes of Augusta, under ihe superintendence of Edward Thomas. 



o! the State ^^y branch of any chartered bank, it shall be lawful for the Joseph Wlieeler, and William Bostwick, commissioners for 



bs made. 



when a de- 
mand shall bank or branch bank of which payment may be demanded to eleven hundred and fifty shares ; at the city of Savanna! 
redeem its notes with, and tender in payment of the same, the under the superintendence of Benjamin Burroughs, Heze- 
notes of the bank or branch bank making the demand : and kiah Lord, and O. Taft, for six hundred shares ; at Wash- 
if the bank or branch bank making the demand shall refuse ington, Wilkes county, under the superintendence of Wil- 
to take its own notes in payment of the notes of the bank liam Deering, A. G. Semmes, and Hopkins W. Brewer, for 






BANKS. s\ 

Athens. one hundredand fifty shares; at Athens, under the superintend: bank, their successors and assigns, shall be, and they are 

ence of Stephens Thomas, J. A. Cobb, and S. Brown, for hereby created and constituted a corporation an(i body po- 

Lexington. filty shares ; at Lexington, under the superuilendence of J. litic, by the name and stvle of-' The Merchants' and Plant- its style. 

Gillespie, Edward Coxe, and John Moore, lor one hutidred ers' Bank;'" and by that name shall be, and are hereby PriviiegeB. 

Petersburg, shares ; at Pet(;rsburg, under the superintendence of Archi- made able and capable in law, to have, purchase, receive, 

bald Stokes, John VVatkins, and Henry M. WaikJns, for one possess, enjoy, and retain, to them and their successors, 

Greens- hundred shares ; at Greensborough, under the su[)erinteiid- lands, rents, tenements, hereditaments, a^oods, chattels, and 

*""■"• ence of N. Lewis, D. Hungerfi.rd, and J. ^'v est, for one effects, of whatever kind, nature, or quality the same may 

Miiiedge- hundred and fifty shares ; at Milledgeville, under the super- be, and the same to sell, grant, demise, alien, or dispose of; 

''"'^' intendence of Seaborn Jones, Thomas H. Kenan, and H. to sue and be sued, i)le id and be impleaded, answer and be 

Macon. W. Malone, for one hundred and fifty shares ; at Macon, answered, defend and be defended, in courts of record, 

under the superintendence of L^aac Harvey, O. H. Prince, or any other place whatsoever ; and also to make and have 

Sparta. and E. D. Ti'acy, for one hundred shares ; at Sparta, under the a common seal, and the same to break, alter, and renew at 

superintendence of N. C. Sayre, VV. P. Foid, and John their pleasure ; and also to ordain, establish, and put in exe- 

Waynes- Lucas, for one hundred shares ; at Waynesborough, under cution such by-laws, rvdes, and regulations as shall seem 



boro. 



the superintendence of John Whitehead, S. Sturges, and necessary and convenient for the government of the said 
le- John Carpenter, for fifty shares ; at Louisville, under the corporation : Provided, that s 



Louisviue. John Carpenter, for fifty shares ; at Louisville, under the corporation : Provided, that such by-laws, rules, and regu- Proviso. 

Superintendence of Samuel W. Robbins, Asa Holt, and lations be not contrary to the constitution and laws of this 

St. Mary's. John Murphy, for fifty shares ; and at St. Mary's, under the State, or of the United States ; and generally to do and exe- 

superintendence of William Gibson, J. N. Chappel, and cute all and singular such acts, matters, and things, as to 

A majority Archibald Clarke, for fifty shares. A majority of whom them may or shall appertain, subject, nevertheless, to the 

sioners'"'^" shall be cojTipetent to the discharge of their duties, and the rules, regulations, restrictions, limitations, and provisions, 

competent jjooj^g of subscription shall be kept open for the space of hereinafter prescribed. 

action of three days, during which time it shall and may be lawful for § 6. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Theieshaii 

business. ^^^ person or copartnership, being citizens of the United That for the well ordering of the affairs of the said corpo- rectors^ ^' 

States, corporation, or body politic, established in the United ration, there shall be nine directors, who shall be elected as ^'^cted as 

Number of States, to Subscribe for any number of shares, not exceed- soon as gold and silver coin to the amount of twenty per per cent., hi 

eacifsu'b-'^ ing fifty-i except as hereinbefore provided relative to the cent, of the subscriptions for the said stock shall have been |e|.'|iglfa1d.' 

s""'" "°^ State ; Provided, that if the whole number of shares be not received. And in each and every year thereafter, the di- T"'be cho- 

Proviso. ' taken up within the space of three days as aforesaid, then, rectors shall be chosen by the stockholders or proprietors of ajiy."""" 

and in that case, it shall and may be lawful for any person the capital stock of said corporation, when a plurality of 

or copartnership, being citizens of the United States, cor- votes given in shall be required to make a choice, and those 

poration, or body politic, established in the United States, who shall be duly chosen at any election shall be capable 

to subscribe for any number of shares unsubscribed for as of serving as directors, by virtue of such choice, until the 

Manner of aforesaid ; and the sums respectively subscribed for shall be end or expiration of the first Monday in January, next en- 

amo'imt'of P^Y^blc in manner following, viz. ten per cent, at the time suing the time of such election, and no longer. And the Shaii 

shares. of subscribing, ten per cent, at the expiration of sixty days said directors, at their first meeting after such election, shall p'esid^ent, 

thereafter, and the balance of eighty per cent, so subscribed choose one of their number as presidenit, and in case of his and may 

for at such times as the same shall be required by the di- death, resignation, removal from the State, or Irom the board cancy. 

Noticeto rectors; ProritZcfZ, that sixty days' previous notice of the of direction, the said directors shall proceed to fill the va- 

e given, timeat which such payment is required to be made be given in cancy by a new election fpr thf Vemainder of the year: Pro- Proviso. 

oneof the gazettes of Augusta, Savannah, and Milledgeville; vided always, and be ir farther enacted, that as soon as the 

and provided, that no payment shall be required at anytime sum of twenty-five per cent, as aforesaid, shall have been 

between the first of July and the first of November in any actually received by the commissioners in the several towns 

year. where the books may have been opened on account of the 

in case of § 3, Andbe it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, subscriptions to the said stock, such sums shall immediately The com- 

pay"ibr'° That if there shall be a failure in the payment of any sum thereafter be transmitted by them to the commissioners in |;ft|7g°"g^';'^. 

shares, it subscribed by any person, copartnership, or body politic, Auo-usta, whose duty it shall be, on the receipt of the rai towhs 

snail create , . . -1^1 -ii)* i. ^ .i^ • l' xi c • ^ rerruired to 

aforieiture, when the same IS required to be paid by this act, or when it amounts so transmitted, to give notice thereof in one at f,ansniit, 

sharesmay ^'^^'^ ^® required to be paid by the directors, the share or least of the gazettes of Augusta, Savannah, Milledgeville, p^j-^,'","^" 

again be Shares upon which such failure shall happen Or accrue, shall Washington, an(^ Athens, and at the same in like manner sioners at 

be, for such failure, forfeited, and may be a^'iin sold and notify a time and place within the said city of Augusta, at Augusta. 

. disposed of in such manner as the directors shall order or the distance of ninety days at least from the date of such 

provide ; and the proceeds from such sale, together with notification, for proceeding to the election of directors, and 

the sum or sums which may have been paid thereon, shall it shoH be lawful for election to be then and there made ; The first 

enure to the benefit of the said corporation. and the persons who shall be then and there chosen, shall ai'd'siia'n' 

^'w "i=»y § 4. All religious, charitable, and literary corporate in- be the first directors, and shall receive from the said com- [^^'^^J^, "'^ 

iiioney, not stitutions vvithiu this State, shall be allowed to deposite any missioners the money which may have been received by iVom the 

i'n amoulft ^^^ "?^ exceeding fifty thousand dollars, at any time during them, and shall be capable of acting by virtue of such sio"™" " ' 

fifty thou- the existence of the bank, for which scrip shall be issued choice, until the end or expiration of the first Monday in 

^ars, and ^^ P^r Value of the stock, entitling them to receive divi- January next ensuing the time of making the same, and 

gg^fij]^^^f,jg dends on the same terms with any other stockholder : Pro- shall forthwith thereafter commence the operations of the 

same. vided always, however, that in case such religious, charitable, said bank at the said city of Augusta : And 'provided, further, 

Proviso, pj. literary institution, shall be disposed to sell such scrip at that in case it should at any time happen, that an election 

any time thereafter, that in such, case it shall be first ten- of directors should not be made upon any day when, pur- 

dered to the bank at the price given for it, and only in case suant to this act, it ought to have been made, the said corpo- 

of a refusal on the part of the bank to purchase said scrip, ration shall not, for that cause, be deemed to be dissolved, 

so tendered, shall it be lawful for them to dispose of the but it shall be lawful, on any other day, to hold and make 

same elsewhere. an election of directors, in such manner as shall have been 

fo.istituted ^ ^' '^'^'^ *^ it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, regulated by the rules and by-laws of the said corporation ; 

a corp"ora- That all those who shall become subscribers to the said and provided, that in case of the death, resignation, ac- 
tion. T 



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sence from the State, or removal of a director, his place 
may be filled up by a new choice for the remainder of the 
year, by the remaining directors. 
The Dirpc- R 7. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
umet'ing" That the directors for the time being shall have power to 
shall have ap|)oint such officers and clerks under them, as shall be ne- 
appoTnt" cessary for executing the business of the said corporation, 
i*^"^"' and to allow them such compensation for their services, re- 
spectively, as shall be reasonable : and shall be capable of 
exercising such other powers and authorities for the well- 
governing and ordering the affairs of the said corporation, 
as to thein shall appear conducive to the interest of the in- 
stitution. 
Funda- § 8. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 

reguia- That the followiii'g rules, regulations, limitations, and pro- 
fions. , visions shall form and be fundamental articles of the consti- 
tution of the said corporation, 
ftuaiifica- 1. The number of votes to which each stockholder shall 
voterf be entitled, shall be according to the number of shares he 
shall hold, each sliare to be entitled to one vote : Provided, 
that no share or shares shall confer a right of suffrage which 
shall not have been holden three calendar months previously 
to the day of election, and unless it be holden by the per- 
son in whose name it appears, absolutely and bona fide, in 
his own right, or in that of his wife, and for his or her sole 
use and benefit, or as executor, administrator, or guardian, 
or in the right and use of some copartnership, corporation, 
or society, of which he or she may be a member, and not in 
trust for, or to the use of any other person : any stockholder 
being absent, may authorize by power of attorney under 
seal, any other stockholder to vote for him, her, or them. 
Who may 2. None but a stockholder, entitled in his own right to 
!;f f'i^!''!! ten shares, and being a citizen of the Slate, and not being a 

au> dinner- ^ --j i**ii t 

ior. director of any other bank, shall be eligible as a director ; 

and if any one of the directors, after being elected, shall at 
any time during the term for which he shall have been 
chosen, cease to be a stockholder, his seat shall thereupon 
become vacated ; and the remaining directors, or a ma- 
jority of them, shall, at their next meeting, pass an order 
declaring him no longer to be a director. 
Compensa- 3. The Stockholders shall "make such compensation to the 
President president for his services as shall appear to them reasonable. 
How many 4. Not less than five directors shall constitute a board for 
siiTufform <-li6 transaction of business, of whom the president shall 
a.Boaid, always be one, except in case of sickness or necessary ab- 
sence, in which case his place may be supplied by any 
director appointed by the board of directors present for that 
purpose. 
Noiiess 6. A number of stockholders, not less than twenty, who, 

ty""tock-°' together, shall be proprietors of two hundred shares or up- 
holders, wards, shall have power, at any time, to call a meeting of 
noUess"" the stockholders, for purposes relative to the institution, 
h'TdrT gi^^^S ^^ ^'^''^^ ^•'^^y days' notice in a public gazette at Au- 
shares, gusta, in the city of Savannah, in the city of Milledgeville, 
^neraf ^ ^"d at Washington and Athens, specifying, in such nutice, 
meeting, {hg object or objects of such meeting. 
Cashier to 6. The cashier or treasurer of the bank, for the tiine 
an'ds'ecu^ being, before he enters upon the duties of his office, shall 
nty. give bond, with two or more securities, to the satisfaction of 

the directors, in a sum not less than twenty thousand dol- 
lars, with condition for his good behaviour, and the faithful 
discharge of his duties. 
In what 7. The lands, tenements, and hereditaments, which it 

forwhat shall be lawful for the said corporation to hold, shall be only 
puiposes, such as shall be requisite for its immediate accommodation, 

the corpo- . i , • , , 1 ■ . . ■ /. 1 ■ i 

ration may iH relation to the Convenient transaction of business, and 
propeny' ^^'^^^ ^^ ha.\e been, bona fide, mortgaged to it as security, or 
conveyed to it in satisfaction of debts previously contracted 
in the course of its dealings, or purchased at sales upon judg- 
ments which shall have been obtained for such debts. 
8. The total amount of the debts which the said corpora- 



tion shall at any time owe, whether by bond, bill, note, or The eorpo- 
other contract, shall not exceed three times the amount of Ji^eThree^ 
their capital stock, over and above the amount of specie limes the 
actually deposited in their vaults for safe keeping : in case c"puT °^ 
of excess, the directors under whose administration it shall f^"^^^^ ^f 
happen shall be liable for the same in their individual, na- exce?srac"t- 
tural, and private capacities, and an action of debt may, in j^lnabieln 
such case, be brought [against] them, or any of them, their, ^^''-■" f>"- 
or any of their heirs, executors, administrators, in any court cities."^*' 
of record in the United States, having competent jurisdic- 
tion, or either of them, by any creditor or creditors of the 
said corporation, and may be prosecuted to judgment and 
execution, any condition, covenant, or agreement to the 
contrary notwithstanding ; but this shall not be construed to Property of 
exempt the said corporation, or the lands, tenements, goods, laUon'"a'iso 
and chattels of the same, from being also liable for, and 'iaWe. 
chargeable with, the said excess. And such of the said How ab- 
directors who may have been absent when the said excess oN^emhie 
was contracted or created, or who may have dissented from ^''lectors 
the resolution or act whereby the same was so contracted onerated. 
or created, may respectively exonerate themselves from 
being so liable, by having their dissent, if present, entered 
on the minutes of the said corporation. 

9. The directors shall have power to issue to the sub- stock how 
scribers their certificates of stock, which shall be transfer- 'Jig'^^"''' 
able on the books of the cashier only, by personal entry of 
the stockholder, his legal representative, or attorney, duly 
authorized by special power for that purpose. 

10. The company shall in no case, directly or indirectly, The corpo- 
be concerned in commerce or insurance, or importation or [o'be "on- 
exportation, purchase or sale, of any goods, wares, or mer- cemedin 
chandise whatever (bills of exchange, notes, and bullion fec'.'™^"^"' 
only excepted), except such goods, wares, or merchandise Jjl^Jj^f'^"" 
as shall be truly transferred, conveyed, or pledged to them, may ij'e 
by way of security, for money actually loaned and advanced, pfe'dg^siu, 
or for debts due, owinsr, or growing due to the said corpo- cenam 
ration, or purchased by them to secure such debts, so due 
to the said corporation, or to effect the insurance on the 
property that may belong or be thus pledged to the said com- 
pany for its security. 

H. The bills olaligatory and of credit, notes, and other Bmp,nofes, 
contracts whatever, on behalf of the said corporation, shall be ^^^'nl'^ by 
binding and obligatory upon the said ct)mpany, provided the '*ie Presi- 
same be signed by the president, and countersigned or at- counW 
tested by the cashier of the said corporation, and the funds iJfJc^s'j,^ 
of the corporation shall be in no case held liable for any ief, other- 
contract or engagement whatever, unless the same shall be so umds of 
signed and countersigned or attested as aforesaid ; and the ""jj'.''^','^ 
books, papers, and correspondence, and the funds of the 
company, shall at all times be subject to the inspection of 
the board of directors and stockholders, when convened ac- 
cording to the provisions of this act. 

12. Dividends of the profits of the corporation, or of so Dividends; 
much thereof as shall be deemed expedient and proper, vXn'de'^ 
shall be declared and paid half-yearly (the first half after the !,"^"^"f'' 
bank shall have been in operation excepted), and the said ciared. 
dividends shall from time to time be determined by a ma- ^of|"^otto 
jority of directors, at a meeting to be held for that purpose, ijc impair- 
and shall in no case exceed the amount of the nett profits 
actually acquired by the corporation, so that the capital 
stock thereof shall never be impaired. 

13. The directors shall keep fair and regular entries in f^^^^^^'l 
a book, to be provided for that purpose, of their proceed- book of 
ings ; and on any question, when two directors shall require jg^'Ji^gj" 
it, the yeas and nays of the directors voting shall be duly in- 
serted on their minutes ; and those minutes be at all times, 
on demand, produced to the stockholders, when at a general 
meeting the same shall be required. 

14. The persons and property of the original stock- The per- 
holders, and those holding stock by a transfer in the said pvope'riy of 
bank, shall be pledged and bound in proportion to the g5^'^|J„„j,j 



BANKS. 



83 



to the 
amount of 
their 
sliares, as 
in commer- 
«ial cases. 



Duration of 
tlie Com- 
pany. 

Its affairs 
how set- 
tled, after 
dissolution. 



No stock- 
Jiolder pei- 
mitted to 
borrow nin- 
ney on tlie 
faith of the 
Slock. 



amount of the value of shares that each individual or com- 
pany may subscribe for or hold in said bank, for the ultimate 
redemption of the bills or notes issued by or from said bank, 
in the same manner as in common commercial casesor simple 
actions of debt, and that the State be pledged for the ulti- 
mate redemption of the bills or notes of said bank, in pro- 
portion to the amount of the value of shares that shall or 
may be subscribed for and held by said State. 

15. The corporation shall exist and continue until the 
first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty- 
eight; and immediately after the dissolution of the said cor- 
poration, effectual measures shall be taken by the directors 
last appointed and acting, for closing all the concerns of the 
company, and for dividing the capital and profits which 
may remain then among the stockholders, according to their 
respective iiiterests. 

§ 9. And be it further enacted. That no stockholder shall 
be permitted to borrow money from said bank upon the 
faith or pledge of (heir stock, but shall be subjected to the 
same rules and regulations in borrowing money therefrom 
as any other customer of said bank. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
n THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December ^6th; 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



A Bank 
shall be es- 
tablished at 
Columbus. 



Reserva- 
■ tion of 
shares for 
title Stale. 



tNo.196.] ^]Nj ACT, to he entitled, An Act to incorporate a Bank 
in the town of Columbus, to be called the Bank of 
Columbus. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
a bank shall be established in the town of Columbus, the 
capital stock v^herecf shall be three hundred thousand dol- 
lars, to be divided into three thousand shares, of one hun- 
dred dollars each, of which five hundred shares shall be re- 
served until the first day of January, in the year 1830, on 
the original terms, then or at any previous time to be taken 
by the State, according to the pleasure of the Legislature, 
whereby the State, at any subsequent election, shall he en- 
titled to two directors, and if they be not then taken l)y the 
State, to be disposed of in manner hereinafter provided for ; 
and also with the privilege of increasing such capital at any 
time thereafter as the stockholders may desire, to the sum 
of one million of dollars, which increased capital shall be 
divided into shares as above. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That subscriptions for 
constituting the capital of said bank shall be opened on the 
second day of March next, at the town of Columbus, under 
the superintendence of Nicholas Howard, Sowel Woolfolk, 
and Thomas G. Gordon, for five hundred shares ; at Hamil- 
ton, in the county of Harris, under the superintendence of 
•P. T. Biddle, Thomas L.Jackson, and George H. Bryan, 
■ for one hundred shares ; at La Grange, in the county of 
Troup, under the superintendence of Richard A. Lane, 
William Dougherty, and Hampden Smith, for one hundred 
shares ; at Newnan, in the county of Coweta, under the 
superintendence. of Zach Phillips, P^andal Robeson, and 
Samuel D. Echols, for fifty shares ; at Decatur, in the 
county of De Kalb, under the superintendence of William 
Ezzard, Jesse F. Cleveland, and William Latimer, for fifty 
shares ; at Fayetteville, in the county of Fayette, under the 
superintendence of John Burke, Jeremiah Mann, and Jesse 
J. Robinson, for fifty shares ; at Lawrenceville, in the 
county of Gwinnett, under the superintendence of Asahel 
R.Smith, Edward Thompson, and Greene W.Smith, for 
fifty shares ; at Covington, in the county of Newton, under 
the superintendence of MeCormick Neal, Gary Wood, and 

L2 



Subscrip- 
tions to b( 
opened at 
Columbus. 



Hamilton. 



New nan. 
Decatur. 



Fayette- 
ville. 



LawTence- 
ville. 



Covington 



Solomon Worrell, for fifty shares ; at McDonough, in the McDo- 
county of Henry, under the superintendence of William"""^ ' 
Beck, Amasa Spencer, and William L. Crayton, for fifty 
shares ; at Jackson, in the county of Butts, under the super- Jaekson. 
intendence of Joel Bailey, William Bradley, and John 
Hall, for fifty shares, at Zebulon, in the county of Pike, Zebuion. 
under the superintendence of Alva Wilson, D. Woodbury, 
and John Neal, for fifty shares ; at Thomaston, in the county Thomas- 
of Upson, under the superintendence of J. B. Bateman, 
Thomas Beall, and William P. Young, for fifty shares ; at 
Greenville, in the county of Meriwether, under the super- Greenville, 
intendence of H. W. Ector, Alfred Wellborn, and A. 
Riigan, for fifty shares; at Talbotton, in the county of Taiboiton. 
Talbot, under the superintendence of John P. Blackman, 
G. VV. B. Towns, and M. VV. Perry, for one hundred shares ; 
at Fort Gaines, in the county of Early, under the super- Fon 
intendence of John Dill, William Iluson, and A. M. Watson, '^'''""• 
for one hundred shares; at Forsythe, in the county of Foisjihe. 
Monroe, under the superintendence of Elias Beal, Pitt 
Mihier, and A. H. Chappel, for one hundred shares ; in the 
town of Macon, under the superintendence of H. G. Lamar, Macon. 
J. D. Chapman, and Nicholas Chdders, for three hundred 
shares ; in the town of Mdledgeville, under the superintend- Miiiedge- 
ence of Seafcon Grantland, J. S. Calhoun, and P. A. Clay-^''^' 
ton, for three hundred shares ; in the town of Greensbo- Greens- 
rough, under the superintendence of William C. Dawson, °™"^ 
Thomas W, Cobb, and Thomas Stocks, for four hundred 
shares : a majority of whom at each place shall be compe- a majority 
tent to the discharge of their duties ; and the books of sub- pfac&com- 
scription shall be kept open for the space of three days at [;|;{^"' *° 
each place (unless the number of shares allotted to each books to be 
place shall be sooner subscribed for, in which event it shall thTeXys. 
be the duty of the commissioners to close the books so soon 
as the stock shall be taken), during which time it shall and Citizens, 
may be lawful for any person or copartnership, being citi- scribe for 
zens of the United States, corporation, or body politic, ^ef Jf""- 
established in the United States (banking institutions ex- shares .m 
cepted), to subscribe for any number of shares not exceed- fiVty. " 
ing fifty, except as hereinbefore provided relative to the 
State ; Provided, that if the whole number of shares be not Proviso, 
taken up within the space of three days as aforesaid, then 
and in that case it shall and may be lawful for any person or 
copartnership, corporation or body politic, except as herein- 
before excepterl, to subscribe for any number of shares un- 
subscribed for as aforesaid, and the sums respectively sub- f^^^^fl^^;^, 
scribed for shall be payable in manner following, viz. five payable. 
per cent, at the time of subscribing, and fifteen per cent, at 
the expiration of four months thereafter, and the balance of 
eighty per cent, at such times as the same shall be required 
by^the directors; Provided, thut sixty days' notice of the Proviso, 
time at which such payment is required to be made be given 
in one of the gazettes of Columbus, Macon, and Milledge- 
v'lWe, and provided \hit no payment shall be requested at 
any time between the first of July and the first of November, 
in any one year. 

§ 3. And he it further enacted, That if there shall be ^;;^*^;,'^«* 
a failure in the payment of any sum subscribed by any per- payment 
son, copartnership, or body politic, when the same is required 
to be paid bv this act, or when it shall be required to be 
paid by the directors, the share or shares upon which such 
failure shall happen or accrue shall be tor such failure for- 
feited, and may be again sold and disposed of in such man- 
ner as the directors shall order or provide, and the proceeds 
from such sale, together with the sum or sums which may 
have been paid thereon, shall enure to the benefit of said 
corporation. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That all those who shall ff^^f^" 
become subscribers to the said bank, their successors and body coi- 
assigns, shall be, and they are hereby created and consti- ?•"■"'«• 
tuted a corporation and body politic, by the name and style 
of " the Bank of Columbus ;" and by that name shall be, Frkiiege*. 



84 



BANKS. 



Directors, 
how many 
and by 
whom to 
be elected. 



Annual 

eleinions 
by the 
stocklioW- 
ers. 



Directors 
to elect a 
President. 



Troviso. 

Duty of the 
Commis- 
sioners at 
the various 
places ap- 
pointed to 
dispose of 
stoclt. 
Tlieduty 
ofllie Com- 
missioners 
at Colum- 
bus. 

First Di- 
rectors how 
chosen. 



Operations 
when to 
commence. 
Proviso. 



Elections 
when regu- 
lated by the 
by-laws, 
Sec. 



Directors 
empowered 
to appoint 



and are hereby made able and capable in law to have, hold, 
purchase, receive, possess, enjoy, and ret;iin, to thetn and 
their successors, lands, rents, tenements, hereditaments, 
goods, chattels, and effects, of whatsoever kind, nature, or 
quality the same may be ; and the same to sell, grant, de- 
mise, alien, or dispose of; to sue and be sued, plead and 
be impleaded, answer and be answered, defend and be de- 
fended in courts of record, or any other place whatsoever ; 
and also to make, use, and have a common seal, and the 
same to break, alter, and renew at their pleasure ; and also 
to ordain, establish, and put in execution such by-laws, 
rules, and regulations as seem necessary and convenient for 
the government of said corporation ; Provided, that such 
by-laws, rules, and regulations be not contrary to the con- 
stitution and laws of this State, or of the United Sta^-s; and 
generally to do and execute all and singular such cis, mat- 
ters, and things, as to them may or shall apperi : subject 
nevertheless to the rules, regulations, restrictions, limita- 
tions, and provisions hereinafter prescribed. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That for the well order- 
ing of the affairs of said corporation there shall be seven 
directors, who shall be elected as soon as gold and silver 
coin, or bills of the bank of the United States, to the amount 
of fifty thousand dollars of the subscription for the said 
stock shall have been received ; and in each and every year 
thereafter, the directors shall be chosen by the stockholders 
or proprietors of the capital stock of said corporation, when 
a plurality of votes given in shall be required to make a 
choice, and those who shall be duly chosen at any election 
shall be capable of serving as directors by virtue of such 
choice, until the end or expiration of the first Monday in 
November next ensuing the time of such election, and no 
longer ; and the said directors, at their first meeting after 
each election, shall choose one of their own members as 
president ; and in case of his death, resignation, removal 
from the State, or from the board of direction, the said di- 
rectors shall proceed to fill the vacancy by a new election 
for the remainder of the year ; Provided always, and be 
it further enacted, That as soon as the sum of twenty [per] 
cent, as aforesaid shall have been actually received by the 
commissioners at the several places where the books may 
have been opened on account of the subscriptions to the 
said stock, such sums shall immediately thereafter be trans- 
mitted by them to the commissioners in Columbus, whose 
duty it shall be, on the receipt of the amounts so transmitted, 
to give notice thereof in one of the gazettes of Colund^us, 
Macon, and Milledgeville, and at the same time, in like 
manner, notify a time and place within the town of Columbus, 
at the distance of thirty days from the date of such notifica- 
tion, for proceeding to the election of directors, and it shall 
be then and there lawful for the election to be made, and 
the persons who shall then and there be chosen, shall be the 
first directors, and shall receive from the commissioners the 
money which may have been received by them, and shall 
be capable of acting by virtue of such choice, until the end 
or expiration of the 31st day in October, 1830, and shall 
forthwith thereafter commence the operations of the said 
bank at the said town of Columbus ; And provided further, 
that in case it should at any time happen that an election 
for directors should not be made upon any day when pur- 
suant to this act it ought to have been made, the said cor- 
poration shall not for that cause be deemed to be dissolved, 
but it shall be lawful on any other day to hold and make an 
election of directors in such manner as shall have been re- 
gulated by the rules and by-laws of the said corporation : 
and provided, that in case of the death, resignation, absence 
from the State, or removal of a director, his place may be 
filled up by a new choice, made by the remaining directors 
for the remainder of the year. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted, That the directors for the 
time bemg shall have power to appoint sucli officers and 



clerks under them as shall be necessary for executing the officers, 
business of the said corporation, and allow them such com- se'vams"^ 
pensation for their services, respectively, as shall be reason- 
able ; and shall be capable of exercising such other powers 
and authorities for the well-governing and ordering the 
affairs of said corporation, as to them shall appear conducive 
to the interest of the institution. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted. That the following rules, Funda- 
regulations, limitations, and provisions, shall form and be "^^'"f 
fundamental articles of the constitution .of the said corpo- 
ration. 

1. The number of votes to which each stockholder shall auaiifica- 
be entitled to, shall be according to the number of shares votlrs.' 
he shall hold, each share to be entitled to one vote • Pro- Proviso. 
vided, that no share or shares shall confer a right of &uf- v\^ho shall 
frage, which shall not have been holden at least three as a dI-'*' 
calendar months previously to the day of election, and un- sector. 
less it be holden by the person in whose name it appears 
absolutely and bona fide in his own right, or in that of his 
wite, and for his or her own benefit and use, or as executor, 
administrator, or guardian, or in the right and use of some Who may 
copartnership, corporation, or society, of which he or she plo^i*.^ 
may be a member, and not in trust for, or to the use of any 
other person : any stockholder, being absent, may authorize 
by power of attorney, under seal, any other stockholder to 
vote for him, her, or them. 

2. None but a stockholder, entitled in his own right to Who shall 
thirty shares, and being a citizen of this State, and not a ^^ eligible 
director of any other bank or branch bank, shall be eligible rector. 

as a director ; and if any one of the directors, after being when a 
elected, shall at any time during the term for which he shall ^'"^'^'o'' 

O «.*.• C6ilSCS to 

have been chosen cease to be a stockholder, his seat shall be a stock- 
thereupon become vacated, and the remaining directors, or se°m va-*^^ 
a majority of them, shall, at their next meeting, pass an '^'^'l- 
order, declaring him no longer to be a director. 

3. The stockholders shall make such compensation to Compensa- 
the president for his services as shall to them appear rea- president''^ 
sonable. 

4. No less than four directors shall constitute a board How many 
for the transaction of business, of whom the president shall shan^form 
always be one, except in case of sickness or necessary |^ ^°^"'' 
absence, in which case his place may be supphed by any 
director, appointed by the board of directors present for that 
purpose. 

5. A number of stockholders, not less than ten, who Not less 
together shall be proprietors of five hundred shares or up- sio^ckifold- 
wards, shall have power at any time to call a meeting of ers,pos- 
the stockholders for purposes relative to the ' institution ; Jess than 
giving at least sixty days' notice in a public gazette at |ire*dihares 
Columbus, Macon, and Milledgeville, specifying in such shaii can a 
notice the object or objects of such meeting. '"^' 

6. The cashier of the bank for the time being, before he Cashier to 
enters upon the duties of his office, shall give bond, with two andsecu- 
or more securities, to the satisfaction of the directors, in a "'J'- 
sum not less than twenty thousand dollars, with condition 

for his good behaviour and the faithful discharge of his 
duties. 

7. The lands, tenements, and hereditaments, which it in what 
shall be lawful for the said corporation to hold, shall be forv^iiat"^ 
only such as shall be required for its immediate accommoda- purposes, 
tion in relation to the convenient transaction of business ; ration Tay 
and such as shall have been bona fide mortgaged to it as gg('^J*"' 
security, or conveyed to it in satisfaction of debts previously 
contracted in the course of its dealings, or purchased at 

sales upon judgments which shall have been obtained for 
such debts ; which said lands and tenements, conveyed to it And for 
in satisfaction of said debts, or purchased at sales upon Z^^lxi of 
judgments obtained by said corporation, shall not be held or t'me. 
remain in possession of said corporation for more than twelve 
months after said conveyance. 

8. The total amount of the debts which the said corpora- 



BANKS. 



85 



The coi-po- tion shall at any time owe, whether by bond, bill, note, or 
owe mlee^ Other contract, shall not exceed three times the amount of 
times the their capital stock actually paid in, over and above the 
trcTpLf amount of specie actually deposited in the vaults for safe 
stock- ^^ keeping : in case of excess, the directors under whose ad- 
e'LesT^ct- ministration it shall happen shall be liable for the same in 
their individual, natural, and private capacities ; and an 
action of debt may in such case be brought against them 
or any of them, their or any of their heirs, executors, ad- 
ministrators, in any court of record in. the United States, 
having competent jurisdiction, or either of them, by any cre- 
ditor or creditors of the said corporation, and may be pro- 
secuted to judgment and execution, any condition, cove- 
nant, or agreement to the contrary notwithstanding : but 
Property of this shall not be construed to exempt the said corporatioi-, 
ratira'i^ or the lands, tenements, goods, and chattels of the same 



Direct' 
ors liable in 
their pri- 
vate capa- 
cities. 



liable. 



How all- 
sent and 
dissenting 
Directors 
may be ej 
oneiated. 



Stock how 
transfera- 
ble. 



The corpo 
fation not 
to be con- 
cerned in 
connnerce, 
&c. 



from being also liable for and chargeable with the said ex- 
cess • and such of the directors who may have been absent 
whea the said excess was contracted or created, or who 
may have dissented from the resolution or act whereby the 
same was so contracted or created, may respectively exone- 
rate themselves from being so liable, by having their dissent, 
if present, entered on the minutes of the said corporation. 

9. The directors shall have power to issue to the sub- 
scribers their certificates of stock, which shall be transferred 
on the book of the cashier only, by personal entry of the 
stockholder, his legal representative or attorney, duly author- 
ized by special power for that purpose. 

10. The company shall in no case, directly or indirectly, 
be concerned in commerce or insurance, or in the importa- 
tion or exportation, purchase or sale of any goods, wares, 
and merchandise whatever (bills of exchange, notes, and 

Goods!'&c. bullion only excepted), except such goods, wares, and mer- 

maybe chaudise as shall be truly transferred, conveyed, or pledged 

pledges, to them by way of security for money actually loaned and 

will "cases' «if1vanced ; or for debts due, owing, or growing due to the said 

corporation, or to effect the insurance on the property that 

may belong to, or be pledged to the said company for its 

security. 

Biiis,notes, 11. The bills obligatory and of credit, notes, and other 

si^^nedV'^^ coutracts whatever on the behalf of said corporation, shall 

th'ePresi- be binding and obligatory on the said company, provided 

the same be signed by the president, and countersigned or 

attested by the cashier of the said corporation ; and the 

ier" other- funds of the Corporation shall in no case be held liable for 

Ssof ^"y contract or engagement whatever, unless the same shall 

the i?ank be so signed and countersigned or attested as aforesaid ; 

and the books, papers, and correspondence, and the funds of 

the company, shall at all times be subject to the inspection 

of the board of directors and stockholders, when convened 

according to the provisions of this act. 

12. Dividends of the profits of the corporation, or of so 
much thereof as shall be deemed expedient and proper, shall 
be declared and paid half-yearly (the first half, after the bank 
shall have been in operation, excepted) ; and the said divi- 
dends shall, from time to time, be determined by a majority 
of the directors, at a meeting to be held for that purpose, 
and shall in no case exceed the amount of the nett profits 
actually acquired by the corporation, so that the capital 
stock thereof shall never be impaired, 
to k if ■ ^'^' '^^^^ directors shall keep fair and regular entries, in a 
and regular book to be provided for that purpose, of their proceedings ; 
and on any question, when two directors shall require it, the 
yeas and nays of the directors voting shall be duly entered 
on their minutes, and those minutes be at all times, on de- 
mand, produced to the stockholders, when at a general meet- 
ing the same shall be required. 

14. The corporation shall exist and continue until the first 
ny^™'*'" day of January, one thousand eight hundred and sixty ; and 
immediately after the dissolution of the said corporation, 



effectual measures shall be taken by the directors last ap- 
pointed and acting, for closing all the concerns of the com- 
pany, and for dividing the capital stock and profits which 
may then remain among the stockholders, according to their 
respective interests. 

15. The persons and property of the stockholders for the 
time being, in said bank, shall be pledged and bound in pro- 
portion to the amount of the shares that each individual or 
company may hold in said bank, for the ultimate redemption 
of the bills or notes issued by or from said bank, during the 
time he, she, or they may hold such stock, in the same man- 
ner as in common commercial cases, or simple cases of 
debt ; and that the State be pledged for the ultimate redemp- 
tion of the bills or notes of said bank, in proportion to the 
amount of the value of shares that shall or may be sub- 
scribed for and held by the said State. 

§ 8. And be it further enacted^ That no stockholder shall 
be permitted to borrow money from said bank upon the faith 
or pledge of their stock, but shall be subjected to the same 
rules and regulations in borrowing money therefrom as any 
other customer of said bank. 

§ 9. And be it further enacted, That if the stock herein 
reserved to the State should not be taken within the time 
herein limited, that the same shall be disposed of in such 
manner as the directors for the time being may point out 
for the benefit of said corporation ; and in like manner, 
should the capital of said bank be hereafter increased as 
contemplated by this act, the said increased stock shall be 
disposed of for the benefit of said corporation, in such man- 
ner as the said directors for the time being may think proper, 
or as a majority of the stockholders may direct. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d. 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



Its affairs 
how set- 
tled after 
dissolution. 



Personal 

responsibi- 
lity of the 
Directors, 
in the same 
manner as 
common 
coiinner- 
cial cases. ' 



No stock- 
liolder per- 
mitted to 
borrow mo- 
ney on the 
faith of 
slock. 

What shall 
be done i» 
the event 
the State 
does not 
lake the 
stock re- 
served fo 
her. 



dent, and 
counter- 
signed by 
tlie Uasli 



Dividends 
how and 
when de- ' 
terniined. 



Capital 
stock not to 
be impair- 
ed. 



Directors 



entries ni 
book: 



Duration of 



AN ACT further to amend an Act, entitled An Act [no. 197.] 
to incorporate the Planters' Bank of the State of 
Georgia, and to repeal the former Act for that 
purpose. 

Whereas, experience has proved that it is proper to reduce Preamble. 
the number of the directors of said institution, and in other 
respects to alter its act of inorporation ; 

Be it enacted by the Semite and House of Representa- ^p'j'^^"j."'j^:_ 
lives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, rector -. '' 
and if is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That afferbe"'^' 
the number of the directors of the Planters' Bank of the ten, eight 
State of Georgia, from and after the passage of this act, filrstock^ 
shall be ten, of whom eight shall be elected by the stock- 1'^^'^^;^ ^^^, 
holders and two by the State. _ _ the state. 

§ 2. And le it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, in certain 
That during the months of July, August, September, and Surlo'con- 
October, four of the directors shall constitute a board for the ^^^"^^ a 
transacfion of business. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That in case of the sick- J^g'^j^^l^^''^" 
ness or necessary absence of the president, without having case of 
nominated a director to supply his place, or in case of the sickness- 
sickness or necessary absence of such director also, his place 
may be supplied by the election, by the directors then pre- 
sent, of a president pro tempore from their own number. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



86 



BANKS. 



[N0.198.] AN ACT to establish a Bank at Milledgeville, to he 
called and known hij the name and style of " the Cen- 
tral Bank of Georgia;' to appropriate Moneys, Bank 
Stock, and other Securities, to form the Capital Stock 
of said Bank, and to incorporate the same. 

Preamble. Whereas, it is deemed expedient and beneficial both to the 
State and its citizens, to establish a bank on the funds of the 
State, for the purpose of discounting paper, and inakintr loans 
upon terms more advantageous than has been heretofore 
customary ; 
The Cen- Bc it therefore enacted hy the Senate and House of Repre- 
of^'ceo'i^ia scntatives of t/te State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
established and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, I'liat a 
atMiUedge- -g_^^|^ ^^^jj ^^^ ggtabiished in beiialf of the S?tate of Georgia, at 
Milledgeville, in said State, to be known and called by the 
name and style of " the Central Bank of Georgia," in the 
manner and on the conditions and limitations hereinafter 
expressed. 
What shall ^ '2. Aiid he it farther enacted hy the authority aforesaid, 
the^capUai That the money in the treasury of this State, not otherwise 
stock. appropriate!! ; the shares owned by the State in the Bank of 
Augusta, in the Planters' Bank of the State of Georgia, in 
the Bank of the State of Georgia, and in the Bank of Darien ; 
and all bonds, notes, specialties, judgments due the State ; 
and all moneys arising from the sales of tractions and town 
]ots heretofore made (and hereafter to be made) ; and all 
olher debts and moneys at any time due the State, shall 
constitute and form the capital stock of said bank ; and the 
same are hereby appropriated for that purpose, and are and 
shall be vested in the president and directors of said bank, 
and their successors in office, as hereinafter prescribed ; and 
shall be and remain the capital stock of said bank, and sub- 
ject to the payment of all bills and notes issued by said bank ; 
The Di- and it shall be the duty of the directors to collect the debts 
s^ia'iTcoi- <^ue the State as early as practicable ; Provided, however, 
iT'bstr ^^^^ every person in debt to the State may be allowed to 
the State, renew his, her, or their notes, bonds, or other specialty, 
Pioviso. agreeable to the provisions of this act, in the same manner 
as persons borrowing money on accommodation paper : 
and provided further, tha.t when the time of payment has 
been extended by the State, and when payments are not yet 
due, no suit shall be commenced until the times of payment 
shall arrive. 
Taxes ^and §3. And be it further enacted, That all the taxes here- 
de^ndsbe-"'" after to be collected on ac-ount of the State, and all its 
the^^slat'e" dividends arising from stock it. other banks, shall be depo- 
to hedepo- sited in said bank, to aid and facilitate its operations ; sub- 
*"'^''- ject, nevertheless, to all the drafts on the part of the State, 
Proviso. authorized by legal appropriations-, Provided, nothing in 
this act shall be so construed as to interfere with the appro- 
priations of the proceeds of the bank stock heretofore set 
apart for the purposes of internal improvement and edu- 
cation. 
Three Di- § 4. And he it further enacted, That there shall be three 

rectors to i. . c ■ i i ■, , , ,, . 

be appoint- directors ot said bank, who shall be ajipointed by his excel- 
Govemo'r!'' ^^"^^ ^^^® Governor, to superintend and manage the affairs of 
Who^stoii said bank ; which said directors shall elect a president from 
eifcnt! '^' among their own body to preside over said institution ; and 
recfoS'" ^'^^ ^^''^ president and directors shall have power to elect a 
shall elect Cashier and clerk ; and the said cashier and clerk, so ap- 
lr!d"clerk, Pointed, shall remain in office so long as they continue to 
mOTai^r' ^^'"^^'^^^'S^ ^'^^'^' respective duties with fidelity ; subject to 
thrDirect- removal by the Governor, the president, and directors of 
Govemor'*" ^^*^' ^^''"'^ ^ and any officer, so removed, shall not again be 
eligible to hold any office in said ,bank. 

SJaii^-'ive ^ ^' ■^"'^ ^^' ^^' f'"''^^^'^ enacted. That the directors of said 

bdndlnd^ bank shall, before entering upon the duties of their office, 

««curiiy. severally make and deliver to his excellency the Governor 

for the time being, and his successors in office, their bonds, 

with good and sufficient securities io the sum of one hun- 



dred thousand [dollars], for the faithful discharge of tbeif 
duties as directors aforesaid. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted. That the cashier of said The Cash- 
bank, belore entering upon ihe duties of his office, shall i,^!';^'^,^ - 
make and deliver to his excellency the Governor, for the time andsecu- 
being, and tiis successors in office, iiis bond, with good and slimo" olle 
sufficient securities, in the sum of one hundred thousand dol- iZu'l^a 
lars, conditioned for the fuithful discharge of his duties as dollars" 
cashier aforesaid ; and all other officers of said bank shall Also all 
each give bond and security, in the manner and form afoie- ""'eroffi- 
said, in the sum of twenty thousand dollars ; which bonds, so Bondstobe 
taken, shall be, by his excellency the Governor, deposited in i^eposited. 
the office of the Comptroller General ; and all the officers And shall 
of said bank, before entering on the discharge of their ''*'"' ^" 
respective duties, shall take and subscribe the following 

oath, to wit : " I, , do solemnly swear, that I will Oati?.. ' 

faithfully discharge the trust reposed in me, as 

of the Central Bank of Georgia ; so help me God :" which 
oath shall be taken in writing, signed by the party, and filed 
in the Executive Department. 

§ 7. And he it further 'enacted, That immediately after The Go- 
the passage of this act, his excellency the Governor shall ap- ^'<^'"0' 
point three directors, who shall continue in office until the pofnt three 
first day of January, eighteen hundred and thirty; at which anifuluy. 
time, and on every first M(mday in January thereafter, he shall 
appoint three directors for said bank : and provided he shall Proviso. ; 
fail to appoint at the time above mentioned, the old directors 
shall continue in office until his excellency the Governor 
shall make such appointments on any day thereafter ; and Directors 
such directors shall be eligible to reappointment. t'i-lbie*^ "^^ 

§ 8. And be it further enacted, That when any vacancy va'cancies 
shall happen in said board of directors, his excellency the [" 'jf^/c'^'! 
Governor shall fill the same. vemor. 

§ 9. And be it further enacted. That the president of said President's 
bank shall receive for his salary the sum of fifteen hundred ^il^^l 
dollars per annum ; the other directors of said bank shall Directors 
receive for their salaries seven hundred dollars each per ^"^^ ^^''' 
annum ; the cashier of said bank, who shall perform the cashier 
duties of cashier and teller of said bank, shall receive for his ■^'^''"" 
salary fifteen hundred dollars per annum ; and the salary of cierk 
the clerk, who shall perform the duties of discount clerk and *^"°''- 
bookkeeper, shall be one thousand dollars per annum : 
which said salaries shall be payable quarter-yearly. 

§ 10. And he it further enacted. That the Governor, May ap-^ 
the president, and directors of said bank be, and they are PjIJ^J^'/Jj.,, 
hereby authorized to appoint another clerk, with a salary of when they 
one thousand dollars per annum, whenever, in their judgment, necessary." 
the business of said bank require it ; to whom shall be 
assigned such part of the duties hereinbefore mentioned as 
they may think proper. 

§11. And he it further enacted, That the said bank shall shaii dis- 
discount bills of exchange and notes on two or more good ofexchange 
securities or indorsers : and the president and directors of =''1'' "o'es, 

',.,'■ . IT- , With two 

said bank are hereby vested with power to require additional or more 
security on any note, or bill of exchange, made payable at fj'J^fg/^'^"' 
said bank, when, in their opinion, the interest of said bank May re- 

, ,, . . quire addi- 

shall require it. tionaisecu- 

§ 1 2. And be it further enacted, That the total amount ^[y-j^ ^^^^^^ 

of the debts which the said bank shall at any time owe, not owe 

shall not exceed the amount of its capital. 



above its 
capital. 



not 

b 



§ 13. And he it further enacted, That no person, who is anaiifica- 
t a citizen of this State, or who is a director of any other yks\aIL ' 
ank, or copartner of any such director, shall be eligible as andDUect- 
resident or director of said bank ; nor shall the president, ^'otper- 
directors, or otlier officer of this bank be entitled to borrow jj^'i'^^f^^^f 
any amount of mon^y from said bank, or shall their names the Bant, 
be received as endorsers in said bank. 

§ 14. And he it farther enacted, That the directors shall Directors 
keep fair and regular entries in books, to be kept for that rJguia*^'' 
purpose, of their proceedings; and on any question, whea ['^^o^s of 
one director shall require it, the yeas and nays of the di- ceedings. 



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87 



At all times rectors voting shall be duly inserted on their minutes, and 
V^Jl'Li" ^'^"^ those minutes be at all times, on demand, produced to the 
Leo-islature, or any committee thereof, who may require the 



Legisia 
lure 



Constituted §15. And be it further enacted, That the said bank is 

a corpora- {jgreby incorporated, and made a corporation and body 

I'ts'styie. politic, by the name and style of the " Central Bank of 

Georgia," and so shall continue until the first day of January, 

eighteen hundred and forty ; and by that name shall be, and 

Privileges, is hereby made able and capable in law to sue and be sued, 

plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, defend 

and be defended, in courts of record, or any other place 

whatsoever; and all suits and proceedings, instituted in any 

of the courts in this Stale, shall be m the name of (he 

" Central Bank of Georgia," and not by attorney, as is usual 

May have with corporate bodies ; and also to make, have, and use a 

tind "-^e 'a ^^i^^^j^ ggj^l^ jjj^d the same to break, alter, and renew at 

sea", &c. pleasure ; and also to ordain, establish, and put in execution 

such by-laws, ordinances, and regulations, as shall seem 

necessary and convenient for the government of said cor- 

Proviso. poration ; not being contrary to the laws or con-titution of 

this State. 
May issue § 16. And be it further enacted, That the president and 
eT'^b' ~''fi'ie directors of said bank shall have power to issue notes, 
President, signed by the president, and countersigned by the cashier, 
to-signed" on behalf of said corporation, for such sums, and with such 
by the devices as they may deem most expedient and safe; and 
Casluer. . ,, , , , <- • ■ i \i i ..r 

shall be capable of exercismg such other powers and autho- 
rities as may be necessary (or the well-governing and order- 
ing the afiairs of said corporation, and of promoting the 
interest and credit thereof. 
All trans- § 17. And be it further enacted. That all the transac- 
operaUons, tious, operations, and accounts of said bank shall be fairly 
andac- j^ept in books, to be provided for that purpose, and that the 
shall be Said books shall at all times be open to the inspection of his 
At'aV'*^'* excellency the Governor ; and that a general statement of 
times ojien the transactions of said bank, signed by the president, and 



spection'or countersigned by tlie cashier, shall be made annually, on the 
the Go- first Monday in November, to his excellency the Governor, 
A state- and by hiiTi laid before the General Assembly. 
ZnuMy^^ § !<?■• -And be it further enacted, That the books of said 
made, .fee. bank shall be open to the inspection of the General Assem- 

Booksopen , , ^ . • * j r .1 * 

to iiie in- biy, or any committee appointed lor that purpose. 
ihrGene-"^ § 19. And be it further enacted. That the bills or notes 
rai x\ssem- of the Said corporation shall be receivable in payment of all 
Cmwi'iittee, taxes and debts due the State. 

^<^- <5 20. And he it further enacted. That the directors of 

ceivabie in Said bank shall not require town endorsers upon any note or 
taxesTc?'^ obligation made payable at said bank, when the country en- 
Town en- dorscrs are deemed amply responsible to secure the pay- 
siialinot ment of the same ; and no notice or protest shall be neces- 
nni'red ^^'T ^^ charge any endorser, nor shall any charge be made 

No notice by any notarv public, for noting for non-payment or protest- 
or protest ■ ,'] i-iii 

necessary i"S ^^y notc duc at said bank. 

to charge ^21. And be it further enacted, That on all accommo- 

an 611- J . " . 

dorser. •" dation notes running at said bank, (he makers thereof shall 

da'tion '"°" ''^'lew their notes once in six months at least, by paying up 

notes to be the interest in advance, at the rate of six per centum per 

evei-y six annum, or for shorter periods, as the said makers may think 

the"ateof P^'^P^'' ) Provided, nevertheless, that the directors may call 

sixpercent. at any time on the maker of any discounted note for addi- 

rovi=o. tional securi(y, and if he shall refuse or neglect to comply 

within twenty days after notice, said note shall be deemed and 

considered due, and suit shall be [commenced] immediately. 

What shall § 22. And be it further enacted, That the directors of 

of Loans ^^^^ bank shall loan as much money upon accommodation 

onaccnm- paper as the interest and safety of said bank will permit, 

modatioii i ,i i n ■ . • , i 

paper. and they shall not require to be paid upon such accommo- 
than"^°'^'^ dation loans more than twenty per centum per annum of the 
twenty per principal thereof, unless the exigencies of the bank shall 

ctint., to be • • . ° 

paidannu- fGqUlre it. 

ally. 



§ 23. And be it further enacted. That so soon as the di- The Diree- 
rectors of said bank shall be appointed and qualified, ac- employ*" 
cording to the provisions of this act, they shall, with as little acompe- 

j„i -I 1 , ■' tent per- 

deiay as possible, employ some competent person to procure son to pro- 
for the use of said bank tiie necessary plates, engravings, &e*^aKo" 
paper, and materials for the operations thereof, and shall draw on 
draw their draft on his excellency the Governor for such vemor°for 
sum of money as shall be necessary to meet the cost and "'epay- 

« , •' ment. 

expense or the same. 

§ 24. And be it further enacted, That so soon as the The opera- 
said directors and the other officers of said bank shall be ap- coTmenw' 
pointed and qualified, that the operations of said bank shall as soon aa 
be commenced with the least possible delay ; and the Go- bie."'*^'' 
vernor shall deliver to the said directors the money in the "^'''^ ^°' 

I • .... vernor re- 

treasury, not otherwise tippropnated, the bonds, notes, spe- qniiedto 
cialties, and debts due to the State, and the certificates of ove'raJi 
shares owned by the State in the Bank of Augusta, the '"ouey,&c 
Planters' Bank of the State of Georoia, the Bank of the 
State of Georgia, and the Bank of Dtirien ; a schedvde of 
all which shall be made out and signed by the said directors, 
and deposited in the office of the Comptroller-General. 

§ 25. And be it further enacted. That the directors of Loans to 
said bank shall distribute their loans as equally as practi- buted"'" 
cable among the citizens of this State, having due regard equally 
to the population of the different counties : and no loan eifi'zens of 
made by said bank to any one nerson or body corporate, or '''"^ .^'aff, 

■f . -' ' 1 having due 

any society, or collection of persons whatsoever, shall ex- regard to 
ceed twenty-five hundred dollars ; nor shall the directors of JinVoPtiie 
the Central Bank at anv'time put in circulation the bills J^ounties- 

, „ ■' I 1 r ■ ^'^^ '0 put 

thereof to a greater amount than the aggregate oi specie in circuia- 
and bills of the other chartered banks of this State, and the amount 
bills of the Bank of the United States in its vault. gieater 

§ 26. And be it further enacted. That all suits com- aggregate 
menced by said corporation upon any note, bill, bond, or °|j/'^]7/' 
obligation, upon which there shall be any endorser or en- &c. 
dorsers, the maker or makers, together with the endorser may be' 
or endorsers, or their representatives, may be embraced and "^"ni- 

*■ . iiiencea 

sued in the same action, and no proof of notice, demand, agahist 
or protest shall be required on any trial to authorize a re- J"d e^*' 

COVery. dorsers in 

§ 27. And be it further enacted. That the president and acUon,"'and 
directors shall not allow any individual, company, or cor- J,'J^tFcg°or°^ 
poration, to place any note, bill, or obligation in said bank demandne 
for collection. Ko'^te, 

§ 28. And be it further enacted. That the Central Bank ^'I'v of , 

n^^ ■ . .1 1 I ■ 11-11.1 1-1 '"»«' to ^e 

of Georgia shall be subject and liable to be sued in law deposited 
and equity, and a copy of any process left at the banking- [^J,,'^""'^'^' 
house shall be deemed good and sufficient service. Tiie. Bank 

.§ 29. And be it further enacted. That nothing in this 1',^^^ ^° "^ 
act contained shall be so construed, as to prevent the alter- J^''^^',.^']^^^' 
ation or repeal of any part, or the whole of this act, should This char- 
any subsequent General Assembly deem such alteration or {o''aite'i''i-'^' 
repeal expedient. ''''" ''^ ? 

IRBY HUDSON, _ Sure 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, Decembsr 22d, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



AN ACT to amend ''An Act to establish a bank at Mil- [no.199.] 
ledgeville, to be called and knoim by the name and 
style of the Central Bank of Georgia, to appropriate 
Moneys, Bank Stock, and other securities, to form the 
Capital Stock of said bank, and to incorporate the 
same ;" passed on the tioenty-second of Decejnher, 
eighteen hundred and twenty-eight ; and also to pro- 
vide for the disposition and sale of lands forfeited to 
the State. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 



88 



BANKS. 



How the of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it 
fng uie""" is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That no- 
Bank shall thinfT contained in tlie said act shall be so construed as to 
suued'in prevent or prohibit the directors of the said bank from al- 
reiation to iQ-yino- anv person indebted to the State, in a sum exceeding 
the State two thousand five hundred dollars, trom renewing his, or her, 
duaS&c. or their notes, bonds, or other specialties, for the whole 
amount of his, her, or their debt, according to the provi- 
sions of the said act. But the said bank shall allow any 
person indebted to the State, in any amount, to run notes in 
said bank for the same. 
How the §2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid^ 
coLu'uod'^'' That nothing contained in the twenty-second section of the 
In reiaiion ^^:^^ ^^^ shvXx be SO construed as to prohibit the directors 
cent.', &;c. from requiring to be paid in, upon loans already made, or 
to be paid, j^g^.g^ffg,, ^q jje made, twenty pei-jpentum per annum on the 

orioinal amount of the said loan. '' 
Loans to § 3. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid^ 
buted'" That the directors of the said bank .shall hereafter distribute 
among the tijeir loans as equally as practicable among the citizens of 
accn'raiiig this State, having due regard to the population of the dif- 
pufaUon''"" ferent counties, on the basis fixed by the seventh section of 

the first article of the constitution. 
Directors § 4. Be it farther enacted, That the directors of the bank 
auth'edlvi- shall be, and are hereby authorized and required to receive 
deads aiis- ^\\ dividends v/hich may become due on the bank stock 
Bankstock, HOW owncd by the State, and to pay over so much thereof 
^'^' as has been heretofore set apart for internal improvement 

and education, to the treasurer. 
Directors § 5, ^g {t further enacted by the authoritri aforesaid, 

requned to _,,•> , _. "^ ,. , ■ 1 , 1 , i ; 1 1 

procure a That the directors 01 the said bank be, and they are hereby 

aiuhe^' "^ authorized and required immediately to take the necessary 

Bankstock measures to procure a transfer on the books of the several 

totije'state banks in which this State owns stock, of the said stock so 

b"'i'T'& owned by the Slate, in the said banks respectively, to the 

' said Central Bank of Georgia ; and that the said several 

banks in which the State owns stock, be, and they are 

hereby authorized, on the application of the directors of the 

said Central Bank of Georgia, to transfer all the said stock 

so owned by the State in such banks respectively, to the said 

Central Bank of Georgia. 

The right ^ Q, Be it further enacted hy the autho7'ity aforesaid, 

ofthedebt- That psrsous indebted to the State for lands, or other real 

suite'^shau estate, bond, note, or otherwise, and where the said debt is 

have to put payable by instalment, be, and they are hereby allowed to 

iiote's*^when discouut their notes in the said bank for the whole amount 

the debts of the Said debt, upon the same conditions, reservations, and 

may be due , . ^. \ -, ^ c \ c\ .i .1 

by instai- restrictions, as otiier debtors 01 the State are allowed to ob- 
imei'est for ^^'" discounts ; and that in estimating the amount due on 
all sums such debt, \vhep. such debt does not bear interest, a deduc- 
be deduct" tion shall be made therefrom of an amount equal to the 
^^- discount of six per cent, on the debt, from the time the said 

discount shall be granted, until the same shall become pay- 
able, according to the terms of the original bond, note, or 
Grants fiw contract ; and that upon the note of such debtor beino- dis- 

fractions in ^ , ' . . / , , , , „ = , 

such cases counted as aloresaid, and the proceeds thereof passed to 
sued'^&c. discredit and his check given therefor, he shall be, and is 
hereby authorized to demand of his excellency the Go- 
vernor, a grant, or such other title to the said land, or real 
estate, as he would have been entitled to receive upon a 
full compliance with the terms of the original contract: 
Proviso. Provided, that before lie shall be entitled to demand or re- 
ceive the said grant, or other title, he shall be required to 
deposite in the office of the Surveyor General a certificate, 
signed by the cashier of the said bank, that his said debt 
has been fully settled by note or notes. And provided also, 
that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to 
effect any security or lien which the State may have on any 
lands, or other real estate, for securing the payment of any 
debt which has been transferred to the said bank, and for 
which a note has been already discounted by the said bank. 



§ 7. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Directors 
That the directors of the said bank be, and they are hereby lZlrV° 
authorized to deliver to the obligors, or makers, all bonds, ll[[fj^ "" 
notes, or other obligations, which have been transferred to notes^'&c. 
the said bank, and which have been, or may hereafter be, iTavfbeen 
fully paid and satisfied. transferred 

§ 8. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Bank and 
That in making settlements with the debtors of the State, i',^;^;^^^ ^^ 
the directors of the said bank shall demand and require the be demand- 
payment of interest thereon, from the time the said debt i'uneX""'" 
became due, according to the terms of the original contract, 'j'^'^,^ f*^" 

§ 9. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, cording'to 
That in no suit or action in any court of this State, in which o^the'con- 
the said bank may be a party, shall it be lawful for the other tract. 
party or parties to rec|uire the said bank "to produce the uiTBank 
books of the bank into court in evidence; nor shall it be ':'''^","°f ^^ 
lawful for such party or parties to require, by subpoena or any suit, 
otherwise, the attendance of any officer of the said bank in Noi- shall 
court, on the trial of such cause. But whenever, in anv ""^ person- 

■ •,■. 1 r .} ,.■ ^ al attend- 

such suit, It may become .necessary for the attainment ofanceoftiie 
justice, that the evidence contained in the said books, or the Jifa"^su^\ 
testimony of such officer should be had, it shall and may be berequired! 
lawful for either party in such cause, requiring such evidence ^v'idl.nic'e^of 
or testimony, to take out a commission, in the usual man- tt'eiifoks 

■ .. I j-i' r ,t .111 1 "^na otncers 

ner, to examine the olncers of the said bank, as to the con- may be ob- 
tents of the said books, or as lo their own knowledge of the ''^'"'^'^- * 
facts, notwithstanding such officer may reside in the county 
in which such suit may be pending. 

§ 1 0. Be it further enaeted hy the authority aforesaid. Forfeited 
That it shall be the duty of the directors of the said bank, wilen, 
to cause all the lands wliich have been, or may hereafter be, ^^iiere, and 

'. "^ . bow to ''P 

forfeited to the State, and all lands wliich were intended to sold. 
be disposed of, but were not drawn for in the severed land uinds"no*t 
lotteries of this State, to iae sold at public outcry before the '''awn for. 
court house in the county in which the land lies, between the 
usual hours of sheriff's sales, on such days as the said di- 
rectors may deem best : Provided ahcays, that sixty days' Pjoviso. 
previous notice of the time and place of such intended sale, be given. 
with a description of each tract of land intended to be sold, 
shall first be published in one of the gazettes printed in the 
circuit in which such land may be situate, if there be such 
gazette, and also in the gazettes published in Milledgeviile : 
A7id 'provided also, that nothing contained in this section 
shall be so construed as to operate upon or affect any indul- 
gence which has been, or may be extended by the present 
Legislature, to the purchasers of lands already forfeited. 

§ 11. Be it further enacted by the authority f{/bresaid, The origi- 
That if any purchaser or purchasers of lands now forfeited, chaser may 
or which may hereafter be forfeited to the State, shall settle 2^,^^^,",'^ 
with the said bank the amount of the original purchase- land is re- 
money remaining unpaid, with the interest due thereon, at i„ and'pay 
anv time before the said land is resold, as provided in the I'^fVi'"'^'" 

" • 1 1 • 1 pni unci in- 

tenth section of this act, then, and in such case, the title to lerest, an> 
the said land shall be reinvested in such purchaser as fully Hil"^^^ 
and absolutely as if the said land had not been forfeited. 

§ 12. And be it further enacted, That in directing, by ^"j;'^;«;|^"g 
the second section of the act establishing the bank, theofaiithe 
transfer to it of all thebtmds, notes, specialties, judgments Ibe'Bank, 
due, or to become due to the State, the General Assembly tiifLegis- 

" . . latiirp ill- 

did not divest the Stats of any of its rights, powers, privi- tended to 
leges, or immunities, reserved by law, or accruing to it in fei'f^of no'" 
virtue of its sovereign capacity, in regard to the collection sovereigrj 
of the aforesaid bonds, notes, specialties, &c. further than overuie 
to vest the said rights, powers, privileges, and immunities, ''""''=' '^<^- 
in the said president and directors. And all the aforesaid ^^^hat^^^ 
rights, powers, privileges, and immunities, are hereby de- vcg{edTn^ 
clared to be vested in the president and directors of the said Jj^^f a^jj' 
bank, by them to be used, enjoyed, and exercised, in behalf Directors, 
and forthe benefit of the State, in regard to the aforesaid 
bonds, notes, specialties, judgments, *fcc. ; and all notes 
that have been, or may hereafter be discounted, in renewal 



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89 



Ko Clerk 
or Clerks of 
the Central 
Bank shall 
be a Direct- 
or of any 
Bank. 
Repealing 
elause. 



of them in terms of the charter, and all other notes and bills 
of exchange that have been, or may hereafter be discounted 
by said bank, in as full, perfect, absolute, and unqualified a 
manner, as they could have been used, enjoyed, and exer- 
cised by the State, had no such transfer been made, or such 
bank been established. 

§ 13. And be it further enacted, That from and after the 
passing of this act, it shall not be lawful for any clerk or 
clerks of the Central Bank to be a director of any other 
bank in this State. 

§ 14. Andheit further enactedhy the authority aforesaid. 
That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act 
be, and the same are hereby repealed. 

WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



{no. 200.] AN ACT to authorize the Bank of Darien to redeem the 
amount of its bills vow in the Central Bank, upon 
certain terms. 

• Preamble. Whereas, a resolution passed both branches of the Le- 



gislature in eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, making it 
obligatory upon the Bank of Darien to redeem, semi-annu- 
ally, $76,000 of its bills then in the treasury ; and whereas, 
by the act chartering the Central Bank, it is the opinion that 
the aforesaid resolution has been repealed ; 

§ i . Beit enactedby the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the 
authority of the same. That from and immediately after the 
passage of this act, that the Bank of Darien shall be bound 
by the resolution already above cited. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted. That it shall not be in the 
power of the directors of the Central [Bank] to call upon 
the Bank of Darien for a redemption of more than ^75,000 
of its bank bills semi-annually. 

§ 3. Be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of 
laws militating against this act be, and the same are hereby 
repealed. 

WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOxMAS STOCKS, 
;, President of the Senate. 

AsseiJtii'd to, December 22d, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



The Bank 
of Darir;u 
bound by 
the resolu- 
tion of 
1827. 



The Cen- 
tral Caiik 
shall de- 
mand onlv 
S75,000 of 
the Uarioa 
Bank semi- 
annually. 
Repealing 
clause. 



BURYING GROUNDS. 



[NO.201.] 



Preamble. 



Trustees of 
tile public 
cemetery 
at Siim- 
merville 
incorpo- 
rated. 



Their style. 



May hold 

property, 
real and 
per'sgnal. 



Use a com- 
mon seal. 
Sue and be 
sued. 



May fin Ta- 
eaucies. 



AN ACT to incorporate the Trustees of the Public Ce- 
metery of the Village of Summerville. 

Whereas, a certain portion of land, in the village of Sum- 
merville, in the county of Richinond, hath been set apart 
and appropriated by Thomas Gumming, esq., of the city of 
Augusta, as a public cemetery for the village of Summer- 
ville aforesaid ; and whereas, the said Thomas Cuinming, 
esq. is desirous of conveying the same to Edward F. Camp- 
bell, Hugh Nesbitt, John Moore, and Thomas M' Do well, as 
a corporate body, in trust, for tiie aforesaid purpose ; 

Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
Edward F. Campbell, Hugh Nesbitt, John Moore, and 
Thomas M'Dowell, and their successors in office, shall be, 
and they are hereby declared to be, a body corporate, by the 
name and style of " the Trustees of the Public Cemetery of 
the Village of Summerville." 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Edward F. 
Campbell, Hugh Nesbitt, John Moore, and Thomas M'Dow- 
ell, trustees as aforesaid, and their successors in office, shall 
be invested with all manner of property, both real and per- 
sonal, which they may acquire, or be possessed of, by gift, 
grant, purchase, or otherwise ; and all privileges and immu- 
nities whatsoever, which may hereafter be made, conveyed, 
or transferred to them, or their successors in office, for the 
purpose aforesaid ; and also, that the said trustees, and their 
successors in office, shall, and they are hereby declared ca- 
pable of using a common seal, and of suing and being sued, 
impleading and being impleaded, and of using all legal and 
necessary steps for recovering or defending any property 
whatever, which the said trustees and their successors may 
hold, claim, or demand ; and also, for recovering all sub- 
scriptions, issues, and profits of the same, or any part or 
parcel thereof. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That the trustees as afore- 
said, and their successors in office, or a majority of them, 
shall and may have power to fill any vacancy which may 
happen in the trustees, by death, resignation, or otherwise, as 

M 



or arnend- 
nieiit. 



soon after such vacancy occurs as may be found convenient 
to the remaining trustees. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That this act shall at all This act 
times be subject to alterations and amendments by the Le- ai'teminn 
gislature. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, November 21st, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



AN ACT to grant and secure to the Commissioners q/"[No.202.] 
the Incorporation and Citizens of the Town of Macon, 
Bibb Countij, four acres of ground, at or near Fort 
Hawkins, for thejmrpose of Public Burying Grounds. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represcnta- i'!"", Com- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, „t \ue '^u,- 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That .^"'j/^'j""'" 
from and immediately after the passing of this act, that the authorized 
commissioners of the incorporation of the town of Macon J-our^acres" 
shall be at liberty to lay out four acres of ground, in such ofgrnuiid 

r • 1 1 .1 , ., 1 • 1 z '^'"■^ public 

forms as to include the two present burymg grounds, at or boryin!; 
near Fort Hawkins ; which lots, when so laid out, shall be, ground. 
and the same are hereby set apart and granted to tlie com- 
missioners, and their successors in office, of the incorpora- 
tion and citizens of the town of Macon, for the purpose of 
public burying grounds. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority of the same, to enclose, 
That the commissioners of the incorporation of the town of j^fg-^'"'* 
Macon, and their successors in office, have full powers to en- 
close and protect from trespass or injury the aforesaid lots of 
ground. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1 823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[90] 



CANALS. 



rNo.203.] AN ACT to authorize Ebenezer Jencks to construct a 
Canal from the Ogeechee to the Savannah Rivers, and 
to vest in him and his representatives the proprietory 
interest thereof for the term [o/'j sixty years. 
Ebenezer j5<, {f enacted by the Senate und House of Representa- 
jiioijzed to tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
fuHuO^ee- ^^^'^ *^ ** hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
oiiee to°Sa- froiii and alter the passing of this act, it shalj and may be 
live"''' lawful for the said Ebenezer Jencks, and he is hereby au- 
thorized and empowered to open and cause to be opened 
a connnuRic^ition or inland navigation, by a canal and locks, 
to be constructed, made, and kept up through such places 
as to him shall seem most fit and convenient, from the 
^'/ly esta- Ogeechee to tiie Savannah River ; and that he and his re- 
lecelve'ioii preseiitativcs shall, and may fix and establish, and be en- 
rafw™oais ^''''^'^ ^"-^ receive and lake by way of toll, for all goods, mer- 
&.C. not to chandise, and produce carried on or through, and,,boats, 
pl'i'^cLT fi"*^ '■^'ts, and other water craft passing on or through the 
jier annnm gaid Canal, such sums Or ratss'as he shall think proper to 

on the mo- . ,. . -. ' ' 

mipose, not exceedmg at any tune twenty-five per cent, per 
annum on the money which, shall have been expended in 
constructing, making, and keeping in repair the said canal 
and locks, to ascertain which it shall be the duty of the 
commissioners hereinafter named, to inspect the books of 
the said Jencks, containing an account of such expendi- 
tures; and that he shall have the power of stopping the pas- 
mem offoii ^^'S^ of any goods, merchandise, or produce, boats, rafls, and 
other water craft from passing on the said canal, until the 
payment of said toll. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Ebenezer 
Jencks and his representatives shall complete and finish the 
said canal within six years from the passing of this act; upon 
a failure thereof the said Ebenezer Jencks shall forfeit all 
the rights, immunities, and privileges herein granted. 
§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the said Ebenezer 
jiviy pur- Jencks shall have power to purchase, in fee-simple, such 
fwrhepur*^ ^^"^' ^^ "^^y be necessary for the constructing and com- 
pose atore- pleting said canal, and such land at each end of the canal, 
and on the opposite shores of said rivers, as may be necessary 
{,^'','^'1.^^''^^ therefor ; and in case of disagreement as to the price of the 
whan he land SO taken, between the owner or owners thereof, and 
owne^s*^ ^'^"^ ^^'^'^ Ebenezer Jencks, such disagreement is to be de- 
i|innot termined by the award of three sworn appraisers, to be 
"''''" chosen, one by said land owner, one by the said Ebenezer 
Jencks, and one who shall be appointed by the Superior 
Court of the county, with the right of appeal to either part)', 
to be tried by a s|)ecial jury at the term of the Superior 
Court next thereafter held in that county, and the decision, 
in whatever way finally made, shall vest in the said Ebe- 
nezer Jencks the fee-simple of the land in question, and in 
the other party, a judgment for its value thus ascertained. 
^''aun'er* ^ '^' ^'^^ ^^ *^ further enacted. That wherever the said 
sectaa'pub- 'and shall intersect a public road, the said E. Jencks shall 
iR road, be bound to huild a safe and suitable bridge. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That Jeremiah Cuyler, 
James M. Wayne, and Robert W. Pooler be, and they are 
hereby appointed commissiohers under this act, and in case 
of vacancy, his excellency the Governor is hereby author- 
ized and required to fill such vacancy. In addition to the 
duty required of them in the foregoing sections of this act, 
they, or a mnjority of them, are hereby required to see that 
the said work is faithfully executed bv the said Jencks. 
l"il.Tep! § ^- ^"^ ^^ if further enacted, that the said Ebenezer 
n good or- Jencks shall be obliged to keep the said canal, locks, &,c., 
''"• m good and suflicient order, condition, and repair, and at 

all times free and open to the navigation of boats, rafts, and 
other water craft, and for the transporting of goods, mer- 



iiey ux- 
ptiidcd 



May en- 



by sloppii!] 
any boat, 

&G. 

Canal to be 
completed 
wiiliin six 
years, or 
the charter 
forfeited. 



Jencks 



chandise, and produce ; Provided, the boats, rafts, and other 
water craft are not so constructed as to injure said canal, 
or obstruct the free navicration thereof. 

§ 7. And be it furtlicr enacted, That it shall not be 
lawful for any persons to throw dirt, rubbish, trees, or logs 
mto said canal, or injure its locks, basins, or banks: any 
person herein ofl:'ending, shall be liable to indictment as for 
a misdemeanor, and also be liable for such damages as may 
be sustained thereby. 

§ 8. And be it further enacted, That the said Ebenezer 
Jencks shall, and may collect any reserve water for the use 
of the said canal, he paying a just remuneration therefor; 
and also all damages, by occasion thereof, to be ascertained, 
upon disagreement, in the same manner as pointed out in 
the fourth section of this act. 

§ 9. And be it further enacted, That the said canal and 
its appurtenances shall be for ever exempt from all taxes, 
duties, and impositions whatever. 

§ 10. And be it further enacted, That, after the expi- 
ration of sixty years from the passing of this act, if the 
Legislature of this State shall deem it for the interest 
thereof the property of the said canal should be vested in 
the said State,, then, and in that case, the said Ebenezer 
Jencks, or his legal representatives, shall convey all his and 
their right, title, and interest of, in, and to the said canal, to 
the said State, on receiving from the treasury thereof a sum 
of money equal to all the sums expended in constructing, 
making, improving, and keeping in repair the said canal, to- 
gether with the nett interest, viz. an interest above all charges 
of eight per centum on such part of the stock as shall not 
have afforded such an interest. 

§ 1 1. And be it further enacted, That nothing herein con- 
tained shall be so construed as to affect the rights of the 
Ogeechee Navigation Company. 

§ 1 2. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be 
deemed and taken to be a public act, and shall be liberally 
construed for carrying the purposes aforesaid into complete 
effect. 

§ 13. And be it further enacted, That nothinsr in this 
act shall operate to prevent or obstruct the progress^of other 
canals, which may hereafter be necessary to the internal 
improvement of this State. 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate, 
Assented to, December 20th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Proviso. 



Persons 
tliiowing 
dirt, rub- 
bish, &c. in 
i^aid canat 
liable to 
Jencks. 



May collect 
water for 
said canal. 



E.YPmpt 
from laxesi. 
and duties. 

After si.vty 
years to be 
vested in 
the State, 
if the Le-' 
Sislalure 
shall deem 
it expe- 
dient. 

The man- 
ner and 
fprnis of 
the trans- 
fer. 



Tliis act 
not to af- 
fect the 
Ogeechee ~ 
Navigation 
Company. 
To be 
taken as a 
public act. 



Not to pre- 
vent or ob- 
struct otiier 
canals. 



Coiriin;3- 
.sniiiers ap- 
pointed to 
see the 
work exe- 
cuted. 



AN ACT to lay out a central Canal or Railway through [no.204.] 
this State. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tines of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and by the authority of the same it is hereby enacted. That 
the Board of Public Works, appointed by this Legislature, 
shall, so soon as they enter upon the duties of their appoint- 
ments, take into consideration the construction of an arti- 
ficial canal, between the Atlantic coast of this State, or the 
navigable waters which enter the sea within the limits of the 
same, and the western limit of the present inhabited part of 
the State; and to search for and investigate the best route 
by which such canal may be conducted, with the ultimate 
object of joining the waters of the Tennessee or Mississippi 
rivers : the canal to be so laid out as to run as near the 
centre of the State as may be convenient ; and the Board 
of Public Works aforesaid are hereby further required to 
investigate, consider, and have surveyed, the best route by 



The K.-ard 
of Pnlili-, 
Works 10 
take into 
considera- 
tion the 
conslinc- 
tion of a 
canal bi - 
tween Ife 
Atlantic 
and the 
western 
liniils of 
Georgia, 
and Ihe 
best route 
by which 
canal.; may 
he uiiiied 
to the 
same. 



CANALS. 



9i 



Also to con- 
sider, the 
advantages 
of substi- 
tuting rail- 
ways. 



To cause 
surveys of 
tlie courses 
and ranges 
of said ca- 
nals or rail- 
ways to be 
made. 



To have 
made esti- 
mates of 
the suras 
necessary 
toeoniplete 
said canal.*, 
and to re- 
port the 
same, toge- 
ther with 
their 
surveys, 
maps, &c. 
to the next 
Legisla- 
ture. 



Said Board 
not to enter 
on any fur- 
ther plans 
till the du- 
ties hereof 
are ful- 
filled. 



■which canals may be united with the Central Canal, at the 
best and mo^t convenient point, to facilitate the communi- 
cation with the Savannah river, and on the other side to 
join the next principal river on the south-western side of 
the main canal above mentioned. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That for the purpose of 
procuring a main channel of c(!mmercial intercourse, with a 
due regard to economy and the true interests of the people 
of this State, the Board of Public Works shall at the same 
time take into consideration the comparative advantages of 
substituting artificial railways for the canals aforementioned, 
and it shall be their duty to call to their aid all the men of 
science which they may deem necessary to enable them to 
report fully on the comparative advantages of canals or rail- 
ways, to fulfil the intention of this act. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the Board of Public 
Works shall, so soon as may be practicable after the passing 
of tills act, cause the territory of this State which may lie 
upon or contiguous to the courses and ranges of said canals 
or railways to be explored and examined, for the purpose of 
fixing and determining the most eligible and proper routes 
for the same, and to cause all necessary surveys and levels 
to be taken, and accurate maps, field-books, and drafts 
thereof to be made; and further, to draft and recommend 
pro()er plans for the construction and formation of said ca- 
nals or railways, togetiier with all locks, tunnels, bridges, 
and other necessary works, to carry this act into complete 
eflfect, and to cause all necessary plans, drafts, and models 
thereof, to be executed under their direction. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty 
of the said board to have made, with as much accuracy as 
practicable, estimates of the sum or sums of money which 
may or will be necessary for completing each of the canals 
or railways, according to the phm or plans adopted or recom- 
mended by them; and they shall especially cause a com- 
parative estimate of the expense of canals and railways on 
the several routes surveyed, and of the advantages of each 
respectively ; and they shall cause the said calculations and 
estimates, and all surveys, maps, field-books, plans, drafts, 
and models, authorized and directed by this act, or so many 
thereof as may be completed, together with a plan and com- 
prehensive report of all their proceedings under and by vir- 
tue of this act, to be presented to the Legislature of this 
State within ten days of the commencement of the next re- 
gular annua! session thereof. 

§ 5. And he it further enacted, That the Board of Public 
Works shall not enter on any further plan or scheme for in- 
tern:il improvement till the duties imposed by this act are 
fulfilled, unless they are so directed by the Legislature of 
this State. 

DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 
Speaker pro tern, of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWt:LL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 24th, 1825. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



tamaha, with the same privileges, and under the same re- 
strictions, as were granted in the aforesaid act ; Provided, 
that the said Ebenezer Jencks do cause a survey to be made 
by Mr. Clinton, or some other competent engineer, and the 
probable expense of constructing the same be submitted to 
and a[)proved of by his excellency the Governor, or any other 
person or persons whom the General Assembly may desig- 
nate. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty thou- 
sand dollars, in Darien money, be appropriated as a loan to 
the said Ebenezer Jencks, to assist him in opening said 
canal, to be drawn by him in such sums, and at such times, 
and under such restrictions, as are hereinafter provided, to 
wit: the said Ebenezer Jencks shall give bond, with good 
and sufficient security, to be approved of by his excellency 
the Governor, to secure the payinent of such sums as he may 
draw under this act, without interest, until the Governor 
shall notify the said Jencks that the bills of the Darien bank 
are at par value ; then the said Jencks shall be, and he is 
hereby required to pay an interest of five per cent, per 
annum, until the State sh.ill require the repayment of the 
amount borrowed ; Promdi^r?, that the Legislature may re- 
quire the repayment of the said money at anytime, whether 
the same be at par or not, and the said sums so drawn shall 
be expended in cutting said canal, and. for no other purpose 
whatsoever ; a violation of this point shall be a forfeiture of 
said bond and charter created by this act ; Provided, nothing 
herein contained shall be so construed as to authorize the 
said Ebenezer Jencks to draw any amount of the said ap- 
propriation, until he shall have made a survey of and deter- 
mined the place of cutting said canal, which plan shall be 
laid before liis excellency the Governor ; at which time, his 
excellency shall in his discretion authorize the said Jencks to 
draw five thousand dollars, and the said Jencks shall report 
his future progress truly to his excellency, who is hereby au- 
thorized to permit the said Jencks to draw as his progress 
may authorize. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the State shall have a lien on said canal for the money 
advanced to the said Ebenezer Jencks for the completion 
thereof, any contract or conveyance to the contrary notwith- 
standing. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That nothing contained in 
this act shall prevent the State from uniting to said canal 
any canal, railroad, or other pithlic work, which may be ne- 
cessary for the benefit of the citizens thereof; but it shall at 
all times be within the power of the Legislature to open any 
other canal, or pass any other public work, or to cross said 
canal, whenever it shall be deemed necessary for the gene- 
ral good. 

DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 
Speaker j?ro tern, of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 24th, 1825. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Proviso. 



SfjCOCO in 
Darien mo- 
ney iij'pro- 
prjaled as a 
loan to said 
Jencks, un 
certain con- 
ditions find 
restric- 
tions. 



The Sisie 
to have s 
lien on said 
canai. 



Authorized 
to unite 
any other 
canal, rail- 
road, iie, 
10 the 
same. 



[NO.205.] AN ACT to authorize Ebenezer Jencks to construct a 
Canal from the Ogeechee to the Altamaha Rivers, upon 
certain conditions, and to vest in him and his legal 
representatives the proprietory interest therein for the 
term of sixty years. 

_ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in Genend Assembly met, and 
It is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
from and after the passing of this act, it shall and may be 
lawful for the said Ebenezer Jencks to continue the canal 
which he was authorized and empowered to construct, by 
an act of the General Assembly passed on the twentieth day 
of December, eighteen hundred and twenty-four, to the Al- 

M 2 



Ebenezer 
Jencks au- 
thorized to 
extend his 
canal to' the 
Altamaha. 



AN ACT to create a Board of Public Works, and to [no.20( 

provide for the commencement of a system of Internal 

Improvement. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same^'Vhfit 
for the purpose of commencing a system of internal im- 
provement,- the following provisions be adopted, to wit : 

First, There shall be elected, by joint ballot of bfith 
houses, during the present session of the General Assembly, 
and annually thereafter, seven persons, who, together with 
the Governor for the time being, shall constitute " The 
Board of Public Works of the State of Georgia," and that 



Seven pc"- 
sonii to he 
elected to 
ron>;titi:lcri 
Roan! of 



92 



CANALS. 



The Go- 
vernor ex 
officio to be 
Presiileiit 
01 1 lie 
Boaril. 

Board in- 
corporated. 



Amhoiiztd 
10 iiialce by- 
laws. 
Secretary 
Slid Trea- 
surer. 



Employ 
arLists. 



$:A,m) ap- 
piopriated. 



For what 
nmnber of 
day-- the 
Board may 
be paid. 



one commissioner be chosen from each congressional dis- 
trict. Second, The Governor for the time being shall be 
ex-officio president of the Board. Third, Vacancies occur- 
ring in the Board, shall be filled by executive appointment, 
to continue until appointments are made by the Legisla- 
ture. Fourth, The Board shall [be] a body corporate, with 
power to use a common seal, to sue and be sued, and to ac- 
quire, hold, and dispose of rights and pnjperty, for the pur- 
poses of tliis act. Fifth, 'I'hey shall be authorized to esta- 
blish by-laws and regulations, not repugnant to the law or 
the constitution, for their government. Sixth, They shall 
appoint and pay a fit and proper person as secretary and 
treasurer, who shall give bond and sufficient security for the 
discharge of his duties. Seventh, The Board shall, as soon 
as may be, cause the necessary surveys, estimates, and re- 
ports, to be made and presented to the Legislature, with 
reference to the opening, improvement, and construction of 
roads, bridges, navigable waters and canals in this State. 
Eighth, For this purpose they shall be authorized to ap- 
point, employ, pay, and remove the necessary artists, 
aoents, and labourers. Ninth, To save unnecessary expen- 
diture, they may appoint an Executive Committee, consist- 
ing of two members of the Board, to whom may be confided 
the discharge of the less important duties, under the direc- 
tion of the Governor. Tenth, For the compensation of or- 
dinary members of the Board, they shall receive four dol- 
lars per day while in actual service, with all necessary con- 
tingent expenses, to be approved by the Governor. Eleventh, 
The Board shall be at all times under the direction of the 
Legislature, and shall in all matters relating to the duties of 
their appointment, execute the laws that may be, from time 
to time, passed on the subject. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted^ That the sum of fifty 
thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated for 
the purposes of this act. 

1^ 3. And he it further enacted, That nothing in this act 
contained shall be so construed as to authorize the said com- 
missioners, other than the Executive Committee, to receive 
pay for more than sixty days in the year, or the members of 
the Executive Committee to receive pay for more than one 
hundred days in the year. 

DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 
' Speaker p'o ^fm. of the f louse of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate, 
Assented to, December 21st, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[no. 207.] ^\jij ACT to Incorporatea Company,to he called the Mexi- 
can Atlantic Company of Georgia, with j)Oioers to con- 
struct canals or railieays between the ivaters of the Atlan- 
tic Ocean and those that fow into the Qui f of Mexico. 
t; e hold- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
fiicorpo"'''' iit'e* of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
rated. and it is hereby enacted by the authoritij of the same. That 
all persons who may become holders of stock, as hereinafter 
provided, their heirs, successors, and assigns, shall for ever 
Theirstyie. be a bodv Corporate by the name and style of the Mexican At- 
lantic Company of Georgia ; and by such corporate name 
shall be capable in law to buy, purchase, hold, and sell real 
and personal estate; to receive drinations, make contracts, 
sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, to make and exe- 
cute by-laws, not contrary to the laws or constitution of this 
State or of the United States, and to do all lawful acts pro- 
perly incident to a corporation, and necessary and proper to 
the convenient transaction of its business [officers] affairs. 
if.=eacfm- Its corporate acts shall be authenticated by a common seal, 
which they may make, renew, or alter, and until such seal 
shall be made by the signature of the president thereof. 
§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the capital stock of 



May hold 
pei-<oiKd 
a)id real 
estate. 
She and be 
:iued. 
Mai. 9 by- 
law-. 



said company shall be two millions of dollars, to be divided capuai 
into shares of two hundred dollars each. $2(woooo. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That the subscriptions subscrip- 
for shares in the capital stock of said company shall be ^j^^^^Jj^^^ 
opened on the first Monday in March next, in the following and wher* 
places, to wit : at Savannah, for four thousand of said and"^under 
shares, under the superintendence of W. C. Daniel, Alex- wi.osesu- 
ander Telfair, Joseph Gumming, Thomas Butler, and Ben- ITce. ^" 
jamin Boroughs; at Augusta, for three thousand of said 
shares, under the superintendence of Anderson Watkins, 
William Gumming, and William J. Hobby ; and at Mil- 
ledgeville, for five hundred of said shares, under the super- 
intendence of Tomlinson Fort, Henry W. Malone,*andJoeI 
Cravvli:>rd ; at the town of Washington, Wilkes county, for 
five hundred shares, under the superintendence of William 
G. Gilbert, Duncan G. Campbell, and Samuel Burnett ; at 
Darien, for one thousand of said shares, under the superin- 
tendence of Thomas Spalding, George Atkinson, and James 
H. Cooper; at the town of St. Mary's, for five hundred of 
said shares, under the superintendence of John Floyd, John 
H. Mcintosh, and James Scott ; and at the town of Macon^ 
for five hundred of said shares, under the superintendence 
of Harrison Smith, John T. Rowland, and John T. Lamar ; 
or a majority of such superintendents at each place respect- 
ively. The books of subscription shall be kept open from 
day to day, until the first day of April, unless sooner filled ; 
until which, any person, or partnership, firm, orany corporate 
body of the State of Georgia, may subscribe for any num- 
ber of shares ; and immediately after the first day of April, 
it shall be the duty of the superintendents at Augusta, Mil- , , 

ledgeville, Washington, Darien, Macon, and St. Mary's, to 
forward their subscription books, together with the moneys 
paid in, to the superintendents at Savannah, and any remain- 
ing number of shares which shall have remained unsub- 
scribed for at the respective places where subscriptions 
shall have been opened, may be subscribed in the city of Sa- 
vannah, under the superintendents at the said city. Five 5.5 tote 
dollars on each share shall be paid at the time of subscribing i'^''' "" 

r I 1 1 1 I r 1 eatb sliarf. 

lor the same, and any holders 01 one or more snares, not 
paying the residue when called for by the directors, or 
within thirty days from the time appointed in such call, 
shall forfeit the shares to the use of said company : Pro- 
vided, sixty days' notice thereof shall be given in at least two 
of the public gazettes of this State ; andprovided, also, that 
not more than twenty-five per cent, of the amount of each 
share be called for in any one year. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That it shall be the duty FivcSiock 
of the said superintendents at Savannah, or a majority of i'"''''^'^'* »* 
them, as soon after the first day of April as three thousand be elected 
shares have been subscribed for, to cause to be elected by "™"^'^y- 
the stockholders in the manner hereinafter pointed out, from 
among the number of stockholders, five directors, who shall 
hold their seats until the first Monday in January next there- 
after. And after such first term of oflice, five directors 
shall be elected annually, on the first Monday in January. 
The directors, at their first meeting after such election, Directorsio 
shall choose one of their number as president, who shall [^,','e^'*pfe5i. 
hold his office one year, and may receive what in the opi- dem. 
nion of the directors may be a reasonable compensation 
for his services. In case of his death, resignation, removal provision 
from the State, or by the board of directors, the board of!"'^^'^^'' 

.11 T /^iii 1 !• "'^ death, 

directors shall proceed to fill the vacancy by a new election resigna- 
for the remainder of the term. ''""' '^'• 

§ 5. And be it further enacted by the authority of the same, The Direct- 
That the directors for the time being shall have power to e,"p'b,7ia- 
employ artists, managers, and labourers, and appoint a bi'uiers, 
treasurer, clerks, and such other subordinate officers as \m\ni& 
shall be necessary for executing the business of the com- ailj^othj*^ 
pany, and to allow them reasonable compensation for their officers. 
services ; and shall be capable of exercising such other 
powers and authorities for the well-governing and ordering 



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the affairs of the company, as to them shall appear condu- 
cive to the interests of the institution. 
Votes of § 6, And be it further enacted hy the authority of the 

Ir^Ve-iila- same, That the number of votes to which each stockholder 
'«!• " shall be entitled, shall be according to the number of shares 
he shall hold, in the following proportion, to wit : for one 
share, one vote ; for two, and not exceeding five shares, 
two votes ; and for every five shares therealter, one vote : 
after the first election, no share or shares shall confer a right 
of suffrage which shall not have been holden three calen- 
dar months previous to the day of election. 
A majoriiy § 7. And be it further enacted. That a majority of the 
rectors to'" dircctovs shall constitute a board for the transaction of bu- 
constiiutea siness, of whom the president shall always be one, save in 
^"^"'' cases of sickness or necessary absence, in which cases his 
place may be supplied by any director to be nominated by 
' the president and directors. 
v\^hat § 8. And be it further enacted. That any number of 

"tockhoid^ stockholders, not less than fifty in number, who together 
eismay shall be proprietors of three hundred shares or more, shall 
i^ng of"The have the power at any time to call a meeting of the stock- 
Company, jjo](]grs of said company, for purposes relative to the insti- 
tution, and of all meetings of stockholders, at least sixty 
days' notice shall be given in two or more of the gazettes 
of this State, specifying therein the object of the meeting ; 
and if the State shall own stock in said company, the Go- 
vefnor for the time being shall appoint three fit and proper 
persons, who shall attend such meeting as representatives of 
the State, and shall have votes thereat in proportion to the 
interest of the State therein, and at all such meetings of the 
Btockholders, each share shall be entitled to a vole, and in 
all cases the stockholders shall be allowed to vote either in 
person or by proxy. 
Certificates § 9, And be it farther enacted. That certificates of stock 
hovv^lrans- shall be transferable on the books of the company only, 
ferred. j^^j jjy personal entry of the stockholder, his legal repre- 
sentative, or attorney, duly authorized, by special power, for 
that purpose. 
TiieDirpct' § 10. And be it further enacted. That the directors shall 
enVies'^oT'' keep fair and regular entries of their proceedings in a book, 
their pjo- provided for that purpose-, and on every question, when any 
" ' one director shall require it, the yeas and nays of the di- 
rectors voting shall be duly entered on the minutes, and 
those mintites shall, at all times, on demand, be produced 
to the stockholders, when at a meeting thereof the same 
shall be required. 
Provision §11. And be it further enacted., That in the event of the 
State State's becoming a stockholder, the General Assembly shall 
come'a ^^' annually appoint directors in proportion to the stock so 
stockiioid- taken ; and all vacancies in such State direction shall be filled 
Tije books, by the Governor ; the books, papers, minutes, correspond- 
to° the'^'in' ^^^^i ^i^^ fundsof the company shall at all times be subject 
spection of to the inspection of the board of directors and the stock- 
Reporuo holdcrs, whcn legally convened; it shall be the duty of the 
the"Le''?s-° ^''"^P^ny ^o make an annual report to the General Assembly, 
laturean- of the progress and state of its works, the investments, and 
nuaiiy. ^}^g funds of the company, and of all such other matters, 
tending to a full and detailed disclosure of the situation and 
prospects of the company, and all its concerns, as the Gene- 
ral Assembly may from time to time require, 
fhe^com-^^ ^ ^~' -^''^^ be it further enacted, Theii the said company 
pany in re- shall have the privilege of conducting the canal or railway, 
duMing'the contemplated by this charter, and the feeders and outlets of 
und' "^^"^ ^^^^ canal, in the most cheap, practicable, and proper course 
through the State, or some part thereof, paying to the owners 
of land, through which the same may pass, a ju?t indemnity, 
to be ascertained as hereinafter provided, for the value of 
the land covered by the canal or railway, and for three hun- 
dred feet on each side of the same, and of its navigable 
artificial feeders, for the procurement therefrom of timber, 
stones, earth, and other materials, and for the construction 



thereon of basins, slips, locks, dry docks, and other neces- 
sary and proper works and purposes ; and whenever a person When a 
shall own land opposite and adjoining both sides of the canal, owns land 
and the land attached thereto as aforesaid, the company '"'.''""J.,,, 

1 n 1 1 1 1 , , , * ■ sides of the 

shall be bound to pay sucli owner a just and reasonable price canal. 
for that part which he may prefer to sell, or such owner 
shall have the right to construct for his convenience such 
bridge across the canal as may not obstruct or incommode 
the navigation thereof, and shall at all times have free access 
to such bridge. 

§ 13. And be it further enacted. That when any person Damages, 
shall deem himsell aggrieved or injured by the said canal or peisJm^con. 
railway, or any of the feeders, branches, waste weirs, or out- ^^^f^ ^'™" 
lets of said canal being cut through his land, or by any other grieved, 
works of the company, the amount of such damage or Ja^iyed^and 
injury shall be ascertained and determined by the written dttei- 
award of three sworn appraisers, to be chosen, one by such """'"^ 
land-owner, one by the company, and one who shall be ap- 
pointed by the justices of the Inferior Court, or a majority of 
them, to act in all such references within that county, with 
the right in either party of an appeal, to be tried by a special 
jury at the term of the Superior Court next thereafter held 
in that county ; and the decision, in which way soever finally 
made, shall vest in the company the fee-simple of the land in 
question, and in the other party a judgment for its value thus 
ascertained. 

§ 14. And be it further enacted, That whenever the said Vi^iiere the 
canal or railway shall intersect a public road, the company seJtsapub- 
shall be bound to build a safe and substantial bridge, and ''c road. 
any public or private bridges may at any time be built across 
the said canal or railway, and free access be allowed by the 
company ; Provided, such bridges shall not obstruct or in- Ptoviso. 
commode the navigation or use of said canal or railway. 

§ 15. And be it further enacted. That said company Twenty 
shall be bound to complete and render fit for use at least "decanal 
twenty miles of said canal or railway by the first day of Janu- or railway 
ary,one thousand eight hundred and thirty, and shall progress pietedby 
thereafter at the average rate of at least twenty miles a year ; ja^ua^^ 
and whenever the progress thereof shall fall. short of the said J830, and 
average yearly distance, the General Assembly shall have the mife's'annu- 
power to rescind the privilege of any further construction aiiy ihere- 
thereof by the said company, and to allow any person or 
persons to go on with the residue, as if this act had never 
heen passed. 

§ 16. And be it further enacted. That the said canal or Not to be 
railway, and the appurtenances of the same, shall not be sub- er"hVn^ai 
ject to be taxed higher than two and one-half per centum per cent, on 

•* •, 1 f^ • its income. 

upon its annual nett income. 

§ 1 7. And be it further enacted. That said canal shall be The canal 
always open for the free navigation of all boats, vessels, and nays open, 
other water craft ; Provided, they shall not by sinking, or *''^- 
otherwise, obstruct or incommode the navigation, or injure 
the canal or any of its works ; and provided, the construc- 
tion and management shall conform to the regulations to be 
established from lime to time by the said company. 

§ 18. And be it further enacted. That the dividends of Dividends 
the profits of the said company, or so much thereof as may fiis'of ''the 
be deemed by a majority of the said directors to be expe- Companr 
dient and proper, shall be declared half-yearly ; but such ciared 
dividends shall in no case exceed the amount of nett profits a|','"''®"""' 
actually acquired by the company. 

§ 19. ^wd iejVyi/r///f?' cncrded, That the State of Georgia The State" 
shall be allowed and authorized, at any time previous to the sijCr^jbe'" 
first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, one miiiioa 
to subscribe as much as one million of dollars in the said 
company, which shall be considered and received as an in- 
crease by so much of the capital stock of the said company, 
over and above the amount prescribed by the second section 
of this act ; in which event, the said State shall be entitled 
to a proportionate number of directors, to be added to the 
number to be chosen by the stockholders of said company, 



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The com- as already pointed out; and the said company shall have 
\Zla\o power, from lime to time, to increase the capital stock to 



increase guch extent as may be deemed necessary and proper to 
Xr""^' complete the work, always reserving to the State the privi- 
lece and power to subscribe one-third of each and every such 
increased capital-stock, until after the session ol the next 
il Assembly following such increase oi 



succeeding General 



Persons 
throwing 
dirt, rub- 
bish, &c. 
liable lo the 
Company. 



mencement of a system of Internal Improvement, passed 
the twenty-first of December, eighteen hundred and 
twenty-five ; and also, to repeal an Act, to lay out a 
Central Canal or Railway through this State, passed 
the twenty-fourth December, eighteen hundred and 
twenty- five. 
. . J2t t Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- The act re- 

capital, due notice of the same being given to the fetate, ^.^^^^ ^y ^j^^ ^^^^^^ ^j Georgia, in General Assembly met, i"'^''-'^- 

§ 20. And be it further enacted, 1 hat it shall not be law- ^j^.^^ ^^^^ ^^^^j immediately after the passage of this act the 
e... nnv nprson Of Dcrscns whatcver to throw earth, rub- above- recited acts be, and the same are hereby repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Re|)reseiitatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 26th December, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



ful for any person or persons 

bish, trees, loo-s, stones, or any other matter or thing what- 
soever into said canal, or injure in any way whatever its 
locks, basins, banks, tow-paths, feeders, docks, or any thing 
appertaininL^ to the same : any person herein offending shall 
be liable to indictment as for a misdemeanor, and on convic- 
tion, may be fined pr imprisoned at the discretion of the 
court, and shall also be liable for such damages as may be 
sustained thereby 



Thi-act to § 21 And belt further enacted. That this act shall be AN ACT to incorporate the Savannah, Ogeechee, and [no.209.1 
be 'deemed ^t^J^^^ and taken for a public act, and shall be liberally Ahnmnhn Cnnnl Cnmnrmu 

acr""" construed for carrying the purposes aforesaid into effect. 



No other 
canal or 
railway to 
be within 
thirty 
miles. 
Proviso. 



Altamaha Canal Company. 

Whereas, by an act of the General Assembly of this State, Preamble. 
May collect 22 And be it' further enacted. That the said company passed on the twentieth day of December, in the year eighteen 
toll on all gj^^jj ijg g^j.;jjg(j and empowered to receive and collect tolls hundred and twenty-four, a grant was made to Ebenezer 
boate,r'afts, on all Vessels, boats, rafts, and all and every other water Jencks, to construct a canal from the Ogeechee to the Sa- 
^'^' craft, or thine which may pass the said canal, or any part vannah rivers, and vesting in him and his representatives 

thereof, or any vehicle, of whatever character or denomina- the proprietory interest thereof, for the term of sixty years, 
tion, and all other things which by the regulations of said ^Jth certain privileges ; and whereas, by another act of the 
company shall or may be allowed to pass on the said rail- General Assembly of this State, passed on the twenty-fourth 
Proviso. way; Provided, ah^'ay s, i\\&i the rate of toll so demanded day of December, in the year eighteen hundred and twenty- 
and collected shall not exceed thirty-three and a third per fjye, the said Ebenezer Jencks was authorized to construct 
cent, upon the rate of ordinary land transportation, at the a canal from the Ogeechee to the Altamaha rivers, upon 
time, upon ordinary roads. certain conditions, and to vest in him and his legal repre- 

^ 23. And be it farther enacted. That it shall not be law- sentatives the proprietory interest therein, for the term of 
ful for any other canal or railway to be built, cut, or con- sixty years ; and whereas, after the passing of the said acts, 
structed, in any way or manner, or by any authority what- books were opened in the city of Savannah, and sub- 
ever, within thirty miles of the said contemplated canal or scriptions, to a large amount, were obtained for (Effecting 
railway ; Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be the objects of the saiii grants, and the said siibscribers asso- 
so construed so as to prevent the State from uniting any ciated together, by the name of "The Savannah, Ogee- 
v/orks with the works of said company, or crossing the same, chee, and Altamaha Canal Company," and a board of di- 
or aoproximating the same, in such way as may be for the j-ectors for the time being were appointed to manage its 
pubi'ic benefit ; and it shall be the duty of said company to concerns, and certificates of slock issued to the subscribers ; 
notify the General Assembly, on or before the session of and whereas, it hath been represented to this General As- 
that body, in the year one thousand eight hundred and seinbly, that the said Ebenezer Jencks has transferred all his 
twenty-nine, of the intended route of said canal or railway, rights and interests in the said grants, with certain restric- 
After fifty §24. And be it further enacted. That at the expiration tions and reservations; and whereas, Alexander Telfair, ■ 
yearsthe of fifty years from the completion of the said work, the Joseph Gumming, Thomas Young, William C. Daniel, 
uwHzfid' to State shall be entitled and authorized to buy, at par value, R.ichard F. Williams, Benjamin Burroughs, and John D. 
whole" the whole stock of the said company; in which event the Morgin, who are the directors of the said company for the 
stock of State shall be authorized to collect such toll upon articles time being, and others, the stockholders of the t^aid company, 
sa.d^Com- ^^ansported through the said canal or railway, as will be- have petitioned the Legislature, that the said comi)any may 
sides the (payment) for repairs, officeis, servants, &c, en- be incorporated under its present name ; and whereas it is 
gaged in said canal or railway, be sufficient to pay five per deemed expedient that the said company be so incorpo- 
cenlum per annum upon the whole capital invested by the rated ; therefore. 

State. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Slate <2/''^p, '!.'*'" 

Paid Com- § 25. And be it further enacted, That the said company Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by the auihorify of <Ac nnine7:iM(i 
ibr"feittheir ^^all forfeit all rights and privileges granted by this law ; same. That the said Alexander Telfair, Joseph Gumming, j^'j^''""* ■ 
' charter. Provided, said company shall fail for two years, at any one Thomas Young, William C. Daniel, Richard F. Williams, 
^''°^'^°' time after the year eighteen hundred and thirty-one, to keep Benjamin Burroughs, and John D, Morgin, with all such 
open said canal, or so much thereof as shall [have] been persons as are now or may hereafter become stockholders 
completed, under the provisions of this act, and in a situa- in the said company, their successors and assigns, be, and 
tion to be navigated by boats carrying twenty tons burthen, they are hereby created a corporation and body politic, by 
or to keep in order and good condition said railway. the name and style of " the Savannah, Ogeechee, and Al- Tiieirstyie. 

DU?vIGAN G. CAMPBELL, tamaha Canal Company ;"' and by that name shall be, and Tiieirg«,r- 

Speaker pro tern, of the House of Representatives, are hereby made able and capable in law, to have, purchase, "^ ''"" ' 
ALLEN B. POWELL, receive, pWess, enjoy, and retain, to them and. their suc- 

President of the Senate, censors, lands, rents, tenements, hereditaments, goods, chat- 
Assented to, December 24tli, 1825. te!s, and eflects, of whatsoever kind, nature, and quality, 

G. M, TROUP, Governor, subject however to the restrictions and limitations herein- 

after provided ; and the same to sell, grant, alien, and dis- 

[.NO.208.] AN ACT to repeal an Act, entitled An Act to create a pose of, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer 
Board of Public Works, and to provide for the com- and be answered, defend and be defended in courts of re- 



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cord, or any place whatsoever ; and also to make, have, and 
use a common seal, and the same to break, alter, and renew, 
at their pleasure ; and also to ordain, establish, and put in 
execution such by-laws, ordinances, and regulations, as 
they shall deem necessary and convenient for the govern- 
ment of the said corporation ; Provided, nevertheless, that 
such by-laws, rules, and regulations be not contrary to the 
constitution and laws of this State, or of the United States ; 
and generally to do and execute all and singular the acts, 
matters, and things which to them it shall or may appertain 
to do, subject nevertheless to the rules and limitations herein- 
' after prescribed. . , 

TUecapiiai § 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
stock or the 'ipjjj^j jjjg capital stock of the said corporation shall be seven 
ZT""' hundred thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hun- 
dred dollars each, but may be incteased to a sum not e^- 
' ceedin'f one million of dollars, whenever it is deemed expe- 
dient bv a majority of the Board of Directors of the said 
corporation for the time being. 
Seven § 3. And he it further enacted by the authority ofotesaid, 

^"s'^frlim- That for the management of the affairs of the, sa:d corpora- 
liacetiie tion tlier^ shall be seven directors, being stockholders in 
uil'^corpn- their own right, who shall be annually elected at the office 
ration to be pf ^\^q saij ctjrporation, in the city of Savannah, on the first 
miaiiy. ' Monday in April in each year, by the stockholders of the ca- 
wiiere '""' pital of said corporation, and by a plurality of votes then and 
elected, there actually given, according to the scale of voting herein- 
ulodl of after prescribed ; and the directors so duly appointed and 
lion'^'"'^' elected shall be capable of serving by virtue of such ap- 
pointment and choice, from the first Alonday in the month 
of April in each year, until the end and expiration of the 
first Monday in the month of April in the year ensuing the 
time of each annual election, to be held by the stockholders 
as aforesaid ; the first election to be held on the first Mon- 
day in April, in the year eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, 
until which time the present board of directors of the said 
company shall continue in office as tho board of directors of 
The Board the said corporation. And the board of directors, annually, 
orsiu)"^'^'^" at the first meeting after their election, in each and every 
choose a year, shall proceed to elect one of the directors to be presi- 
dent of the corporation, who shall hold the said office during 
the same period for which the directors are appointed and 
elected as aforesaid, and with such salary as the board of 
Proviso, directors may deein reasonable ; Prqvided^ that in case it 
should at any time happen that an appointment or election 
» of directors, or an election of the president of the said cor- 

poration, should not be sq made as to take effect on any one 
day, when in pursuance of this act they ought to take effect, 
the said corporation shall not for that cause be deemed to 
be dissolved, but it shall be lawful at any other time to make 
such appointments and to hold such elections (;is the case 
may be) ; and the manner of holding the elections shall be 
regulated by the by-laws and ordinances of the said corpo- 
ration, and until such appointments or elections be made, 
the directors and president of the said corporation for the 
Proviso, time being shall continue in office ; and provided^ also, that 
in case of the death, resignation, or removal from the State 
or office of the president of the said corporation, the directors 
shall proceed to elect another president from the directors as 
Vacancies, aforesaid ; and in case of the death, resignation, removal 
from the State, or from office, of a director, the vacancy 
shall be supplied by the stockholders upon ten days' previous 
public notice of the time and place of such election being 
given by the directors. 
TheDirect- § 4. And he it further enacted. That the directors for the 
point offi-''' time being shall have power to appoint such officers, engi- 
Ss &c'' "^'^^^' f-'ei'l^s, and servants under them, as shall be necessary 
and requite for executing the business of the said corporation, and to al- 
gi'veVondf. ^^"^ t'^®™ ^^^^ compensation for their services respectively 
as shall be reasonable, and may require and take from each 
or any of said officers, engineers, clerks, and servants, a bond 



to the corporation, with one or more securities, to the satis- 
faction of the directors, in such penalty as they may prescribe, 
with a condition for his good behaviour and faithful perlorm- 
ance of his duties to the said corporation ; and shall be capa- 
ble of exercising such other powers and authorities for the 
well governing and ordering of the said corporation, as shall 
be prescribed, fixed, and. determined by the laws, regula- 
tions, and ordinances of the same. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That the corporation ere- The corpo- 
ated by this act be, and they are hereby authorized and em- cut a"nd"fw 
powered to make, contract, and for ever maintuin a canal, or '^^y ""ain- 
slack water navigation, of suitable width, depth, and dimen- fromYhe"^' 

sions, to be determined by the board of directors of the said ^^^a""^'' 
.• „ ■ •'. ^ 1 • r, , " loiheOgee- 

corporation, from such point on the river Savannah to such ciiee, and 

point on the river Ogeechee, and from such, point on the S^feciiel 
Ogeechee- river to such point on the Altamaha river, or its 'o^nie Aita- 
branches the Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers, as the said board It'J'bmMh- 
of directors of the said corporation shall judge best ; and *^' 
said corporation may form and contract a towing path or 
paths, all necessary locks, aqueducts, culverts, dams, waste 
weirs, and toll-houses, artificial harbours lor boats and rafts, 
side cuts, or lateral canals, connected with said basins, or 
with said Savannah, Ogeechee, or Altamaha rivers, or their 
or its branches, at such place or places as shall be found ex- 
pedient; and all necessary feeders from said rivers, or from 
other streams, if more convenient for constructing, main- 
taining, and repairing said canal or navigation; and that May esia- 
the said corporation shall and may fix and establish, and be leceiTO^toU 
entitled to receive and take, by way of toll, for all goods, "" s™''^' 
merchandise, and produce, carried on or through, and boats, &;c., not to 
and rafts, and other water craft, passing on or through the percem^on 
said canals, or either of them, sucli sums or rates as the said "'<= money 
corporation shall think proper to impose, not exceeding at ^^^^^ ^ ' 
any time twenty-five per centum on the money which shall 
have been expended in constructing, making, and keeping in 
repair the said canals, and other necessary appendages thereto. 

§ 6. And he it further enacted. That it shall and may Said Board 
be lawful for the lioard of directors of the said corporation, "o^nt Coi- 
as soon as the said canals and navigation, or any ten miles lectors to 
of either of the said canals shall be completed, so as to allow loil^'and re^ 
of the passage ol boats or rafts, to appoint such and so many J'|"g,'^ "Jlo^j 
collectors of tolls, for the passage of boats, vessels, or rafts, andsecu- 
in and through the same, and in such places as the said board "'*'" 
of directors shall think proper, and to allow to the said col- 
lectors for their services such compensation, and to take 
from each of thern like bond and security, as are specified 
and provided in and by the fourth section of this act ; and 
that it shall and may be lawful for such collectors of toll, and 
their deputies, to demand and receive of and from the per- 
sons having charge of any boat, raft, ark, craft, or other 
vessel, passing through or upon the said canal or navigation, 
such toll and rates as the said board of directors shall think 
proper, at any lock, or other convenient place ; Provided, Proviso, 
the same do not exceed the rate hereinbefore specified. 
• § 7. And he it further enacted. That the collectors of Collectors 
tolls duty, appointed by the board of directors as heretofore enforce"ihe 
provided, may stop and detain ail boats, vessels, crafts, or P/iymem 

r ■ , -n , , ■ ■ -1 1 thereof by 

raits, using the said canal and navigation, until the owners, stopping 
or commander, or supercargo of the same shall pay the toll ^'^y^°^'^- 
as aforesaid fixed ; and if any owner, skipper, or supercargo Penalty on 
of any boat, or ark, craft or raft, shall pass by any place ap- who shaii 
pointed for receiving tolls without making payment thereof, gyf pgyln^ 
according to the provisions of this act, and with intent to the toil, 
deprive or defraud the said corporation of such toll, he, she, 
or they, so offending, shall forfeit and pay, for every time he, 
she, or they shall so pass by such appointed place, to the 
said corporation the sum of twenty-five dollars, to be sued 
for and recovered by action of debt, in like manner, and 
subject to the same rules and regulations, as debts under 
thirty dollars may be sued for and recovered, together with 
the costs of suit. 



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Modeofas- § 8, And be it further enacted, That ia order to ascer- 
uiftoimale t^'" th<5 toiiiiage of boats and vessels, and the measurement 
of boats" of rafts, usinor and passing the said navigation, and to pre- 
aiidliie^'^''' vent disputes between the owners, ski|)pers, or supercargoes, 
measure- j jjjg collectors of toUs, concerning the same, upon the 

meiit ot ' ^ !• 1 1 

rafe pass- request of the owner, skipper, or supercargo or such boat, 
wfatimi""' vessel, or raft, or of the collector of said tolls, at any place 
or lock appointed for receiving of tolls upon the said navi- 
gation, it shall and may be lawful for each of them to choose 
one skilful person to measure and ascertain the tonnage the 
said boat is capable of carrying, or the measurement of the 
said raft, and to mark the tonnage of the said boat, when so 
ascertained, in figures, upon the head and stern of the said 
boat, in colours mixed with oil or other durable material ; 
and the said boat or vessel, when so measured and marked, 
shall be permitted to pass through the said canal or navi- 
gation, for the price to which the number of tons so marked 
on her shall amount, agreeably to the rales fixed in the man- 
ner aforesaid ; and if the owner, skipper, or supercargo of 
any boat, vessel, or raft, shall decline to choose a person to 
ascertain the tonnage or measurement thereof as aforesaid, 
then the amount of such tonnage or measurement shall be 
fixed and ascertained by the person appointed for that pur- 
pose by the board of directors of the said corporation, or 
chosen by the collector of tolls ; and the tolls shall be paid 
according to such measurement, before any such boat, ves- 
sel, or raft shall be permitted to pass the place, when such 
toll is made payable. 
Times § 9. And be it further enacted, That the said corporation 

w'hici'i'the shall complete and finish the said canal, from the river Sa- 
caiiaissiiaii yannah to the river Ogeecliee, within three years from the 
pietKd. passing of this act, and shall complete and finish the sai'd 
canal from the river Ogeechee to the river Altamaha, or to 
either of its branches, within five years from the passing of 
this act ; and on failure thereof, shall forfeit all the rights, 
immunities, and privileges herein and hereby granted, so far 
as the same are especially applicable to the canal, and not 
completed within the time specified as above, 

asidcorpo- R 10. And be it further enacted. That the said corpo- 
ration may . li,- uii iiiii j 
purciiase ration may purchase, and,ior ever hold any and all lands and 

ami tioid real estate necessarv for constructing, maintaining, and re- 

lands and . . i ' , i i i ■ i 

real estate pairuig Said canals and the works connected therewith, as 
po3o'o/^' aforesaid ; and may also receive, hold, and take, all volun- 
tary grants and donations of real estate and lands which 
shall be made to them to aid the objects of said corporation ; 
and whenever, in either of the ways aforesaid, said corpo- 
ration shall become possessed of and own any lands and 
real estate which it may be unnecessary for them to retain 
for the purposes aforesaid, it shall be lawful for them to 
jtay lease lease, occupy, alien, or convey the same by lease or deed, 
au^ay'tiie ^^'*^'i their seal aflixed thereto, and to sell or lease any or all 
saaie. surplus waters of said canal, not wanted for the most com- 
modious navigation thereof, on such terms and for such pur- 
poses as they shall deem expedient : and for the purpose of 
assuring to the said corporation all the lands, real estate, 
and waters, requisite for most economically constructing and 
maintaining said canal and the works connected therewith, 
and incident and necessary to the navigation of the same, 
whenever the said lands and waters shall not be obtained by 
voluntary donation or fair purchase, it shall be lawful for 
said corporation, by its agents, superintendents, or engineers 
to enter upon, take possession of, and use all such lands, 
real estate, ponds, and streams, as shall be necessary for the 
purposes aforesaid. 
TheDircci- § 1 1. And be it further enacted, That the directors of the 
inteiidents^ Said Corporation, by and with the superintendents, engineers, 
and agents artists, Workmen, or labourers, employed by or acting under 
on any the authority, or with the consent of the board of directors 
tf"t?ous'^°io ^^ *'^^ s^id corporation, may enter into or upon the l^nds 
said canals, contiguous, and near to the track of the said intended canal 
awaystone^, Or navigation, with their tools, instruments, carts, wagons, 



riiaiiiiani 
inu' rfaid 



and other carriages, and beasts of draught or burden, giving timber, &c. 
notice to the owners or occupiers of such lands, and from ZeowS. 
thence take and carry away any stone, timber, gravel, sand, conr'nsa- 
earth, or other material, doing as little damage to the said ironT"^^' 
lands as possible, and repairing any breach they may make 
in the enclosures thereof, and making amends for any da- 
mages that may be done thereon, and paying for the mate- 
rials so taken away ; the amount whereof, if the parties can- and in 
not agree, shall be assessed and valued by three disinterested Sf^Vee- 
freeholders, residing in the neighbourhood, under oath or n>^"t.'i>e 
afiirmation, to be appointed by the parties ; or if they can- a^s'^sfment 
not agree in the appointment, then to be appointed bv any I" '"^ I"*?'' 
justice of the peace ot the district ; and it shall be the duty freeholders. 
of the said freeholders to file a report of their assessment, 
within seven days after they shall have agreed upon the same, 
with a justice of the peace of the district, by whom the same 
shall be entered upon his docket; and the said freeholders 
shall also, within the said seven days, notify to each of the 
parties the name of the justice of the peace with whom their 
report has been filed, and either party may appeal from such 
report to the Superior Court of the county, at any time 
within thirty days after the same shall have been filed ; 
which appeal shall be tried by a jury at the first term of the 
said court, held after the said appeal shall have been entered, 
and the verdict of the said jury shall be final. 

§ 12. A7id be it further enacted, That whenever the said Lands 
corporation shall require or take possession, by its officers ™b* "hf 
or agents, of any lands, ponds, streams, or waters, which are Company 
necessary for the purpose of making, excavating, maintain- agents fiow 
ing, or using the said canals, or either of them, or anv nart ^='''"^'',''» 

.1 1^ , 1- , . , , . ■•' t^ case of dlsh 

thereot, and any disagreement arises, as to the price of the agreement 
land or water so required or taken possession of by the said said^com- 
corporation or its agents, between the owner or owners ofP^">'^"'^ 
the said lands or waters and the said corporation, such dis- 
agreement, by the award of three sworn appraisers, to be 
chosen, one by the owner or owners of the said land or 
waters, one by the said corporation, and one, who shall be 
appointed by the judge of the Superior Court of the county 
where the land lit;s ; which award of the said appraisers 
shall be rendered in writing, under the hands and seals of 
the said appraisers, or a majority of them, and shall be re- 
turned to the clerk of the said Superior Court within ten 
days after the same shall have been made ; and it shall be 
the duty of the said appraisers to notify in writing to the 
parties, that such award has been made and returned as 
aforesaid, within five. days thereafter, and if either party be 
dissatisfied with such award, he, she, or they may appeal 
therefrom within thirty days after such award shall have been 
returned as aforesaid, and which appeal shall be tried by a 
special jury, at the term of the said Superior Court next 
thereafter held in that county ; and the decision, in what^-; 
ever way finally made, shall vest in the said corporation the 
fee-simple of the land in question, and in the other party a 
judgment for the value thus ascertained. 

§ 13. And be it further enacted. That all lands lying, Aiiiands 
being, and situate within one-fourth of a mile of the line of ,^,'*r'!!"o"';' 
the said canals, and not heretofore granted, shall be, and the miieof lUe 
same are hereby vested in the said corporation, to be held, fier'p''toro?r 
sold, leased, or conveyed, by the said corporation, in hke ?'ani«i, 
manner as other lands received, purchased, held, or taken iiieCum- 
by the said corporation, as heretofore provided. ^^"^■ 

§ 14. And be it further enacted. That whenever the said When the 
canals shall intersect a public road, the said corjoration shall [""l^] '°' 
be bound to build a safe and suitable bridge ; but the bridges '""'^s, 
of all public roads, laid out after the passage, crossing the said to Le^^buiu. 
canals, shall be constructed and kept in repair by the county. 

§ 15. And^ be it further enacted, That the books and The' books, 
accounts of the said corporation shall be liable to inspection corporaiion 
and examination by any commissioner or commissioners"'*'''^'^'"" 

T 11 -111 speeiion ot 

who may for that purpose be selected or appointed by the the Ugis 
Legislature or Governor of this State. '*""^" 



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deemed 
necessary. 



saidca- § 1^ •• -^wd be it further enacted, That the said corpora- may be necessary for the benefit of the citizens thereof; any canals, 

to 'be^kopt tion sl3 ill be obliged to keep the said canals and locks in but it shall at all times be in the power of the Legislature fcc'^wttch 

in good good ? nd sufficient order, condition, and repair, and at all to open any other canal, or pass any public work to or ^'^^^^ 

and^repair. times i Be and open, remarkable casualties and accidents ex- across the said canals, whenever it shall be deemed neces 

cepted to the navigation of boats, rafts, and other water sary for the general good : Promded, the same does not ob- i-roviso. 

crafts j and for the transportation of goods, merchandise, struct or impede the free navigation and use of the said 

Proviso, and prl iduce ; Provided, the boats, rafts, and other water canals. 

craft, i\ re not so constructed as to injure said canals, or to § 23. And be it further enacted. That the following Kuies and 

obstru<! t the free navigation thereof. rules, restrictions, limitations, and provisions, shall form and rhe"^cmi"ti 

Persons § l7i • And be it further enacted, That it shall be unlawful be fundamental articles of the constitution of the said cor- '"t'on^f 

throwing for anj person or persons to throw dirt, rubbish, trees, or poration, to wit : rmion^^° 

i!isii,&c.'in logs ill to the said canals, or to injure the locks, basins. Rule 1. The number of votes to which the stockhold- 

subjecMo feederuj or banks, or any part of the work or works apper- ers shall be entitled in voting for directors, shall be accord- 

beinriicted, taining I to the said canals, or either of them, or in any man- ing to the number of shares he, she, or they, respectively, 

to tiiecllm- ner to^'li inder or obstruct the navigation of the said canals, shall hold, in the proportions following ; that is to say, one 

damVes or citho r of them ; and any person or persons so offending share, one vote ; two shares, two votes ; three shares, three 

amages. ^ ^^^^^^ ^^ liable to an indictment as for a misdemeanour, and votes ; four shares, four votes ; five shares, five votes ; and 

on conviction thereof shall be fined or imprisoned, or both, for every additional five shares, one vote ; and no shares can 

at the d iscretion of the Judge of the Court before [whom] be voted but by the persons in whose names they stand on 

the conviction is had, and the said ofl^ender or ofl'enders the books of the corporation at the time of the election, 

, shall ali3 forfeit and pay to the said corporation four times unless a power of attorney be produced, expressly author- 

the amo unt of the damages by them sustained, together with izing the person or persons offering the votes, to represent 

costs, 4;0 be recovered by action of debt before a justice of the said shares, except the shares of minors, whose parent 

the peace, or any court of competent jurisdiction. or guardian may vote the said shares, and no person shall be 

§ 18. And be it further enacted, That the said corporation a director who is not a stockholder in his own right, 

shall anid may collect and reserve water for the use of the Rule 2. The directors shall elect annually a fit and 

said can als, paying a just remuneration therefor, and also all proper person to discharge the duties of treasurer and se- 

damagei5 by occasion thereof, to be ascertained, upon dis- cretary, who shall give bond to the said corporation, with 

agreemont, in the same manner as pointed out by the eleventh two securities, to be approved by the board of directors, in 

section lof this act. such sum as the said board may require, for the faithful per- 

Said canal § 19. And be it further enacted. That the said canal and formance of the trust reposed in him, and the compensation 

exempt jj_g apotirtenances shall be for ever exempt from all taxes, of the said treasurer and secretary shall be fixed by the said 

from taxes. , . i ^ , . . . , , j .u \ <v ^i ■ i i 

After si.uy dutics, Jmd impositions whatever ; and that, alter the expi- board. 

years may j-ation of sixty ycars from the passing of this act, if the Le- Rule 3. A majority of the said directors shall form a 

the State, if o-islaturo of this State shall deem it for the interest thereof quorum for the transaction of business, and the minutes of 

m^e^'^deem that the property of the said canals shall be vested in the said the proceedings of the said board shall be recorded in a 

it eipcdi- State, ttien, and in that case, the said corporation shall con- book to be provided for that purpose. 

Manner vcy all il s rights, and title, and interest of, in, and to the said Rule 4. The minutes of the proceedings shall be sub- 

of uanScr canals, I o the said State, on receiving from the treasury of ject to the inspection of the stockholders upon the requisi- 

the State a sum of money equal to all the sums expended in tion, in writing, of any person or persons legally represent- 

construc-ting, making, improving, and keeping in repair the ing one-eighth of the stock of the corporation, 

said canal, together with a nett interest above all charges of Rule 5. The yeas and nays shall be registered upon 

eight per centum per annum on such part of the stock as any question when required by a single member of the 

shall not have afforded such interest. board. 

Said corpo- § 20. And be it further enacted, That the said corporation Rule 6. The certificates of stock or shares in the said 

draw'fVom ^^i ^^^ ^^ hereby authorized to receive from the treasury of Savannah, Ogeechee, and Altamaha Canal Company, shall 

theTreasii- this State, the sum of fifty thousand dollars, in bills of the be called in by the said board of directors of the said cor- 

^0,000 Darien Ijank, hitherto appropriated as a loan to Ebenezer poration, as soon as may be practicable, and certificate? of 

heretofore Jencks j'or the same purpose, to assist the said corporation the stock ^f the said corporation shall be issued, in' the 

ledtoEhe- in opening the said canals, or either of them ; Provided, the name of the said corporation, to the holders thereof; and 

JencL. said corporation shall give a bond to tiie Governor of the any person or copartnership neglecting or refusing' to pay 

Proviso. State of Georgia for the time being, and his successors in any future instalment on the said stock, when required so 

ofiice, to secure to the State the repayment of the same ; to do in manner hereinafter directed, the share or shares on 

Said loan which loan is not to draw interest until the Governor shall which such failure shall happen to occur, shall, for such 

."raw iiite- "Otify to the said corporation that the bills of the Darien failure, be forfeited to the corporation, and may be again 

rest till Da- bank are at par value ; then the said corporation shall be, sold and disposed of as the board of directors shall order or 

are at par. and is hereby required to pay an interest of five per cent, provide, and the sums which may have heen paid thereon, 

per annum, until the State shall require the repayment of the shall enure to the benefit of the corporation, together with 

Proviso, said sum so borrowed ; and provided, the hegishture may any advance which may occur on the sale of the said shares, 

require the repayment of the said money at any time, upon Rule 7. The board of directors of the said corporation 

giving the said corporation six months' notice thereof, whe- shall have authority to call in the instalments which may re- 

ther the same be at par or not ; and that the sum so drawn main due on said stock, and in such sums, not exceeding 

shall be expended in cutting said canals, or one of them, ten dollars per share, at any one time as a majority of them 

and for no other purpose whatsoever. may deem necessary for the uninterrupted and speedy com- 

The State § 21. And be it further enacted. That the State shall pletion of the said canals: Provided, thirty days' previous 

uen^on^Mie ^^^'^ ^ ''^n on the Said canals for the money so loaned to the notice be given thereof. 

canals for said Corporation, any contract or conveyance to the con- Rule 8. All certificates of stock shall be signed by the 

ioaned!'"^^ trary notwithstanding. president, and attested by the treasurer, and shall be trans- 

The State § 22. And be it further enacted. That nothing contained ferable personally or by attorney on the books of the com- 

to'^miilfto '" ^^^^ ^^^ s'la'^ prevent the State from uniting to the said pany, only according to such rules as may be established in 

•said canals canals, any canal, railroad, or other public work, which that respect by the board of directors. 

N 



98 



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Rule 9. All contracts made by or with the said corpora- board of directors in its behalf; but the canal property and Canar pro- 

tion shall be in writing ; and it shall be a condition in every funds of the said conr.pany or corporation alone shall be held Suable 

contract for materials or labour, that the board of directors liable for the payment of the same. forj^their 

of the corporation shall have the power of making the same § 26. And be it further enacted^ That if any ofl icer, or Penalty on 

void, upon the representation of the chief engineer in wri- servant, or other person, employed by the said corporation, o^,er'pp°r- 

ting,' that the contractor refuses or neglects to do the work or by the board of directors thereof, shall steal, secr( ite, em- sons for 

as directed by the engineer. bezzie, or run away with any note or notes, bank bill or bills, secreting, 

Rule 10. No director of the said corporation shall be warrant or warrants, bond or bonds, deed or deeds, s security "fin"^^^^ 

a contractor during his continuance in office, either directly or securities, draft or drafts, check or checks, money or money, &c' 

or individually. effects of the said corporation, intrusted with him, or the poraUon?'" 

Rule II. Dividends of the profits of the corporation, directors of the said cor|)oration, or which shall haAe been 

or of so much of the same as shall be deemed expedient received or collected by him, for or on account of a ny tolls 

and proper, shall be declared and paid half-yearly ; and the or other debts due to the said corporation ; such offender, 

said dividends shall be determined from time to time by a on conviction thereof, shall he punished by imprisotiment at 

majority of the directors, and shall in no case exceed the nett hard labour, or in solitude, in the Penitentiary, for ciny term 

profits actually acquired by the corporation. not less than three years, nor longer than seven years. 

Rkle 12. The lands, tenements, and hereditaments, §27. And he it further enacted, That nothing co ntained Notijing 

which it shall be lawful for the said corporation to hold, in this act shall be so construed as to deprive or di\/eit the |jfvest'Ebe- 

shall be only such as are hereinbefore specified, and such as said Ebenezer Jencks of any right, interest, privilege , or im- "ezer 

shall be necessary for its immediate accommodation in rela- munity, granted or allowed to him by the acts of thf3 Legis- ms'rl'gh"/ 

tion to the convenient transaction of its business, and such lature, in the preamble of this act referred to, an d which or assigri- 

as shall have been bona fide mortgaged to the corporation has not been assigned and transferred by liim to the said made to 

by Vi^ay of security, or conveyed to it in satisfaction or as "The Savannah, Ogeechee, and Altamaha Canal Com- [J^jfh^^Qgg": 

security for money advanced, or to be advanced by the said pany," or to trustees, for the use of the said company, or chee, and 

corporation, or purchased at sales upon judgments which which may not hereafter be assigned and transferred by him ca'nai"''''* 

shall be obtained for debts due to the corporation. to the said corporation. IRBY HUDSON^ Company. 

§24. And be it further enacted, That the capital stock Speaker of the House of Representatives, 

of the said corporation may be increased at any time to the THOiVlAS STOCilS, 

uie'stock''^ amount prescribed and limited by the second section of this ' President of the Senate. 

holders. act,wheneveramajority of the stockholdersshall sodetemiine, Assented to, December 26th, 1826. 

atany special orstated meeting, by authorizing the directors to G. M. TROUP, GiDvernor. 

receive subscriptions for, or to dispose of, shares of one hun- 

dred dollars each, to any person or persons, in such manner . i r, • r ^ 7 >-, ' 
Pr^yiso, as they shall think fit: Provided, that in receiving such AN ACT to incorporate the Brunswick Canal Company. [no.210.i 
subscriptions, or making such disposition, the holders of Whereas, James Fort, John Burnett, sen., JamejS Gould, Preambie.- 
stock subscribed for previous to the passage of this act, Thomas B. King, Daniel Blue, Stephen C. King, J(j)hn Bur- 
shall have a preference over all others ; and the new sub- nett, jun., John Hardee, William B. Davis, HenrJ- Dubig- 
scribers, if any shall become parties to the corporation, re- non, and others, by their petition to this General Akembly, 
serving, however, for the State of Georgia, one thousand have represented that the opening of a steamboat canal, or 
shares of such increased capital, to be subscribed for at the constructing a railway, or both, between the Altamaha and 
first session of the Legislature, after the capital shall be so Turtle river, or their branches, to communicate Vvith the 
increased ; and should the Legislature fail to subscribe for harbour of Brunswick, will be of great utility to ttie corn- 
partor the whole of the said stock so reserved for the State, munity at large, and to the State in general ; andjthat the 
it shall and maybe lawful for the directors of the corpora- said petitioners have entered into an agreement for esta- 



Tnocapilal 
stouk may 
be ia- 



tion to dispose of that part of the stock so reserved for the 
State, and not subscribed for as aforesaid, to individuals, 
upon the same terms and with the same preference, as are 
piescribed for the disposal of the other part of such in- 



blishing a company for opening, and constructing, and keep 
ing in repair such inland communication, if the undjerlaking 
should receive the sanction of the Legislature, by incorpo- 
rating said company with vested powers, rights, a4d privi- 
crcised capital ; and upon the State subscribing for the leges for carrying the necessary arrangements and work 
said <^ne thousand shares of stock, she shall be entitled to fully into effect, and for the encouragement of the same ; 
appoin', o!ie member of the board of direction annually, in Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House oji[ Re pre- Persons 
which cise the number of directors to be elected thereafter sentatices of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, t"ife"p?eam- 
Provuo. by the stockholders shall be reduced to six : Provided, that That the above-mentioned petitioners, their associates, and ^j^^l'^^^l'- 
if any profit shall be made by the disposition or sale of such successors be, and they are hereby incorporated as a body Tiieii style. 
increased capital, the same shall enure to the use and be- politic, by the name and style of " The Brunswick Canal 
nefit of all the nolders of the stock held at the time of every Company." 

such extension 01 increase. § 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, May create 

IiraJfthe ^'^^' ^"^ ^^ it further enacted, That as soon after the That it shall and may be lawful for the said company to fhelmonn't 
Savannah! passing of this act as \he same may be practicable, the trea- create a stock to the amount of two hundred thousand dol- oi'«-oo.ooo. 
andA'ua- s^J»"erof the said Savannah, Ogeechee, and Altamaha Canal lars, to be increased, if necessary, not to exceed one-third of 
maha Ca- Company, shall transfer to the said corporation all the funds the present capital, for the purpose of carrying said canal or 
pany^t°o?" ^^ ^hc Said Company, and when so transferred, shall become railway, or both, into full effect ; that is to say, they are cau^s 
j;_=^"^f«"'^"' a part of the funds of said corporation, and thereupon the hereby authorized to cause books of subscription to be ^^»;;^'^.°f 
raUonThe funds and property of the said corporation shall immediately opened, so soon after the passing of this act as may be con- tion to be 
said CoL- become liable for the payment of all the debts due and venient, and at such places and in such manner as tliey may '*''''"^''- 
pauy.tobe- owing by the said company, and for all contracts made by deem most conducive to the attainment of the stock required, 
pan'^of tJ>e said company or its directors, in its behalf, previous to first giving thirty days' notice of the time and places for . 
toeirfunds. such transfer ; and no stockiiolder or director of the said opening said books, in the public gazettes. 

company, or of the said corporation, shall be held or con- § 3, And be it further enacted, That the stock of the said in wiiat 
sidered individually liable in his person or estate for the pay- company shall consist of two thousand shares, of one hundred to^om^i^ 
ment of any debt contracted by the said corporation or the dollars each j but the number of shares may be increased 



CANALS. 



liereafti 
jects o 
the pre 
five doi 

Said Com- § 4 



;r, should it be found necessary, to complete the ob- 

f the company aforesaid, not to exceed one-third of 

sent capital, and that upon subscribing, the sum of 

lars shall be paid upon each share. 

And be it further enacted, That the said company, 

MeLd'be by 'the iname and style aforesaid, shall be capable in law as 

sued. a body jpolitic, and as such may sue and be sued, answer 

and bei answered unto, defend and be defended in all 

courts of the State of Georgia, or any place whatsoever, 

having competent jurisdiction over any matter, dispute, or 

transaction, touching the business, affiirs, or well-being of 

stockhoid- said company; and that the stockholders may elect seven 

sevin """ members thereof, annually, who shall constitute and form a 

members board, Under the name and style of " The President and Di- 

foTnn^a rcctors of the Brunswick Canal Company," and shall be 

,^°'"'''-, , competent to make all necessary by-laws, rules, and regu- 

May make lations they may d-eem most conducive to good order, taith, 

ffrowJo.' and harmonious government of said company ; Provided, 

such by-laws, rules, and regulaiions be not repugnant to the 

constitution and laws of this State, or of the United States ; 

Also may and also to make all contracts, or to cause the same to be 

tracts. '^°"" done in behalf of said company, which shall be binding 

upon the same, and to appoint and elect artists, agents, and 

employ all necessary officers belonging, &lc. &c. 

When the § 5. And he it further enacted., That when the said com- 

catToii'is" pany shall have completed the aforesaid communication, 

completed, vvithin four years from the passage of this act, or as much 

pany may soonor as possible, to accomplish the work in a permanent 

andreceive ^"^^ Workmanlike manner, they, and their associates, and 

Mil on succes^iors, shall be entitled and empowered to demand and 

loaH,Vafis, receive, by way of toll, on all goods, wares, merchandise, or 

&c.iiotex- productions of the country, carried on or through said canal 

per celit. or railwi-ay, such sums of money as they may think proper to 

Spm'the'" impose in their regulations of toll, not exceeding, at any 

twelve months together, twenty-five per cent, per annum, 

upon the whole amount of money they shall have actually 

expended, in making and keeping in repair the said canal, 

or railway, or both : to ascertain which, the board aforesaid 

hovv"ascer- shall cause an accurate set of books to be kept, showing the 

tamed. amount of stock paid in, and also of all expenditures for the 

canal or railway, including repairs and income of tolls ; 

which books shall always be liable to the inspection of a 

committee, appointed by the Legislature, to the end that 

said company shall not abuse the remunerating privilege of 

this act. 

May en- § 6. And he it further enacted. That it shall be lawful for 

aorCG the . . -. . 

payment of the board of direction aforesaid, or their authorized agents, 
stoppm^ ^^ sto[>, or prosecute, and recover upon any goods, wares, 
boats, &c. merchandise, or productions of the country, steam or other 
boats, vessels, crafts, rafts, or vehicles of any description, 
from passing on or through said canal or railway, until pay- 
ment (jf such ratio of toll as may be demanded aforesaid : 
|urpiuB and in case said company should hereafter accumulate a sur- 
disposedof. plus fund from the revenue and benefits of their institution, 
they may apply it in such public manner as may seem most 
important to the majority thereof, under the chartered 
powers and remunerating privilege herein vested, in the pro- 
motion of the commercial and mercantile prosperity of 
?roviso. Brunswick ; Provided, that nothing in this section shall con- 
fer upon said company any banking privileges whatsoever. 
May pur- §7. Andhc it further enacted, That the said company 
fl/hfnd"''^ shall have power to select and purchase, or receive, as do- 
AUamaha "'^^'°'^'' ^^^^ themselves and successors, such strip or strips of 
to Turtle land, Irom the Altamaha to Turtle river, or their branches, 
LMci iiow ^^ '^^y be necessary for their canal ov railway ; and in case 
valued in of disagreement, in regard to any part of the necessary land 
which hiay be required for the object aforesaid, it shall be 
lawful for the company to appoint three disinterested free- 
holders, and the owner or owners of such land shall also 
appoint three disinterested freeholders, all of whom shall be 

N2 



miles of the 
route. 



lupon 
snoney ex- 
pended. 



The 
amount 



case they 
and the 
owners 
cannot 
agree. 



sanctioned by the honourable the Inferior Court of Glynn 
county, who, together, shall form a committee of valuation, 
and shall proceed upon the premises, and award the amount 
of damage which the said company shall pay unto such 
owner or owners, in fee-simple right to the said land for 
ever. In case the committee aforesaid cannot agree upon 
the award, they shall choose an umpire to be attached to 
said committee. 

§ 8. And be it further enacted. That no canal or rail- No canal, 
way shall be permitted hereafter to be cut or constructed, t\\:^^^ 
between the Altamaha and Turtle river, or their branches, '^enty 
within twenty miles of the route the aforesaid company may """""" 
select. 

§ 9. And he it further enacted. That in case of practica- if praciica- 
bihty, the aforesaid company shall construct their canal ['ie'c^a^i 
agreeable to the following outlines ; that is to say, at least shirbe 
forty-five feet in width, at the water line, and thirty-five at ed"'"""" 
the bottom, and of sufficient depth to afford four feet draft 
of water from one river to the other, which shall admit 
steamboats to pass with their cargoes on board, carrying at 
least eight hundred bales of cotton ; and to return from 
Brunswick into the interior with equal facility, and to be 
constructed with recesses or side-basins, at convenient dis- 
tances from each other, and within sight, to admit the widest 
class of steam or other boats, while others of a similar class 
in case of necessity, may pass in the opposite direction ; 
and to construct the locks, and a guard lock also at the Al- 
tamaha, with brick. All rafis of logs, or lumber, shall be 
constructed in width, agreeable to the regulations of said 
company, or be debarred from entering the canal. 

§ 10. And be it further enacted, That the said company Where the 
shall build good, substantial, and safe draw-bridges, across '^^"^^' , 
their canal or railway, wherever it may intersect or cross a pubTicroad, 
public road ; and that the said canal or railway, and their blfdgesto 
appurtenances, shall be exempt from all taxes, duties, and ^^ ''"'"• 
impositions whatever, unless it be such a tax, and no more, from"taxa- 
as is imposed on any other stock in this State. "°°' 

§11. And he it further enacted, That no member of said ^^ '"*'"- 
company shall be eligible as a director, unless he shall hold Company 
at least ten shares of the stock, in his own right, or as ad- jecwr^un-'" 
ministrator, executor, or guardian : the board at all times >e^s he 
to be competent to call a public meeting of the stock- shares.*" 
holders, when necessary, who shall be competent to regu 
late the rule of voting for directors, by a special ordinance, 
or by-law, of whom the directors shall elect one of said 
number to the office of president, with such remuneration ; 
and to the other members of the board, as may~ be esta- 
blished by the bona fide owners and lawful representatives of 
at least two-thirds of the capital stock of the institution. 

5 12. And be it further enacted. That the bosrd of di- The Bo.nd 

• > II ■ , 11 • . ,• ^ tu u autliorizecl 

rection shall have power to call in such ratio oi tne sub- tocaii in ,-« 
scription for stock, on the books of said company, by way of Ji^J^'^^^p^''^ 
instalments, as from time to time they may deem necessary tion, by 
for the prompt progress and execution of the work, first staimem.'" 
giving public notice thereof in two or more of the public 
gazettes of this State, at least sixty days previous to the 
time required for the payment of such instalment. 

§ 13. And be it further emtcted. That any subscriber or siockhoid- 
stockhokler, in said company, refusing to pay his, her, or |^o^p'g^y'''J^'g"> 
their instalments, when ca/led on in manner aforesaid, shall instalments 
forfeit the same to theuseof the company, ifsodecreedbytwo- eVon, i^ ' 
thirds of the stockholders, at their next meeting thereafter; ["^^l" "'«" 
which stock, so confiscated, may be offered by the president 
and directors for resubscription, as if it never had been sub- 
scribed for: all calls for instalments shall be general, and 
officially issued by the president, with the concurrence of 
the board. 

§ 14. And be it further enacted. That the shares of stock, Shares of 
in the aforesaid company, shall be taken, considered, and collsidere/ 
held in law, as real estate; and may be sold, transferred, ;;«J^|'y^t^ 

transferr««9. 



100 



CENSUS. 



assigned, or bequeathed by the proprietors thereof, as 

'"''^' IRBY HUDSON, 

Sneaker of« the House of Representatives. 
■ THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 

Assented, 20lh December, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 

[N0.211.] AN ACT to authorize his excellency the Governor to 
i . subscribe to the Stock of the " Savannah, Ogeechee, and 
Altamaha Canal Company " 

Preamble. Whercas, the State of Georgia is deeply interested in car- 
rying into effect every enterprise having for its object in- 
ternal improvement, and giving facility to the commerce and 
transportation of the products of the different counties in 
this State ; and whereas, the laudable efforts made for this 
purpose by " the Savannah, Ogeechee, and Altamaha Canal 
Company," are likely, as appears by their memorial, to 
prove abortive, thereby involving great private and public 
loss of money, unless aid and assistance is afforded them by 
the Legislature of this State ; and whereas, the interest and 
honour of the State demand that this first attempt at in- 
ternal improvement should not fail for the want of means 
to carry it on ; 



Be it there/ore enacted by the Senate and House of Re- 
presentatives of the State of Georgia, in General Ayscmhly 
Viet, and it is hereby enacted by tlie authority of the same, 
That his excellency the Governor be, apd he is heri^by au- 
thorized, on or after the first Monday in January mext, or 
sooner, if he deems it expedient, to subscribe a sum, not ex- 
ceeding forty-four thousand dollars, to the stock of the said 
Savannah, Ogeechee, and Altamaha Canal Company. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That his excellency the 
Governor be, and he is hereby authorized to drav^' upon the 
treasury for the said sum of forty-four thousand dollars, 
to carry into effect the provisions of the first section of this 
act. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That immediately after 
the said subscription to the stock of the said corpcTationj 
his excellency the Governor be, and he is hereby authorized 
to appoint, annually, one director of the board of directioa 
of the said corporation, to represent the interest of tho State- 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That all laws mi'litating 
against this act be repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the klenate. 
Assented to, December 18th, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH. Goverr^or, 



TSie Go- 
vernor au - 
tliorized to 
subscrilje 
not exceed- 
ing $44,000 
to the stock 
of the Sa- 
vannah, 
Ogeechee, 
and Alta- 
maha Ca- . 
lial Com- 
pany. 
The Go- 
vernor to 
draw on 
the Trea- 
sury for 
said sum. 

To appoint 
annually 
one Uirect- 



CENSUS. 



The Jus- 
tices of llie 
Inferior 
Court of 
each Coun- 
ty requireil, 
in ninety 
days after 
the ad- 
ournment 
of the Le- 
gislature, 
10 appoint 
fit persons 
to take the 
census. 



The duty 

of the per 
sons ap- 
pointed to 
take the 
same. 



AN ACT to provide for taking tlve Census of this State, 
as required by the Constitution. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That it shall 
be the duty of the justices of the Inferior Courts, or any 
three of them, in each county respectively, in ninety days 
after the adjournment of this Legislature, to appoint one or 
more persons in each county, that is to say, one person in 
each battalion that may be in the respective counties, whose 
duty it shall be to take a full and accurate census or enume- 
ration of all tree white persons and people of colour re- 
siding therein, distinguishing, in separate columns, the free 
white persons from those of colour, and return the same to 
the clerVs of the Superior Courts of the several counties, 
certified Mnder their hands on or before the first day 
of October tiext ; the persons so appointed being first seve- 
rally sworn before the said justices, or either of them, duly and 
faithfully to peiform the trust reposed in them : and it shall 
be the duty of sa\d clerks to transmit all such returns to his 
excellency the Governor, on or before the first Monday in 
November next, to he by him laid before the Legislature ; 
and it shall be the duty of the Legislature then in session, 
to apportion the members of the House of Representatives 
among the several counties agreeable to the plan provided 
by the constitution. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That in case the jus- 



tices of the Inferior Courts shall fail to appoint persons to 
take the enumeration within the period of ninety days after the 
adjournment of the Legislature, that the justices of the 
peace, or any three of them, shall have and exercise like 
powers respecting the said census ; and if the census or 
enumeration of any county shall not be taken and returned, 
then, and in that case, such county shall bo entitled to but 
one representative until the census shall have been taken in 
such county, and returned in conformity to this act. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That all persons ap- 
pointed to take the census in this State, as required by this 
act, are hereby authorized and required to administer an 
oath to all heads of families, or any other person, when 
they are about to give in the number of their families, that 
they shall not give in any more than they actually have ; 
and no person shall be considered as a part of a family, 
that does not actually reside and board with the person so 
giving them in at the time they make the return, and no re- 
turn shall be taken only on oath. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That the persons ap- 
pointed to take the census or enumeration, shall receire the 
sum of twelve and a half cents for each family so taken and 
enumerated. DAVID ADAMS, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate, 
Assented to, December lOth, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor 



in 'case ui 
failure of 
theJuslicef 
of thelnfr- 
rior Court 
!o make 
the ap- 
pointments 
within 
nifiety 
days, three 
•Justices OS 
the Peace 
may. 

The per- 
sons ap- 
pointed re- 
quired to 
administer 
an oath to 
the Jieads 
of families, 
&c. 

Who are 
to he con- 
sidered as 
members of 
a family. 

Their com- 
pensation 



[ 101 ] 



CHURCHES. 



[no.212.] an act to incorporate the Independent Presbyterian 

Church of the City of Darien, 
Trustees of Be It enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
pendem f^^^^ of ^^^ State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
Presbyte- ^"j* {g cnactcd by the authority of the same, That John 
Church no- Kell, vVilliam Carnochan, Ebenezer S. Reess, Jonathan 
"nd^incoi- Sawyer, Roswell King, Anson Kimberly, Charles L. Cham- 
porated. payne, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby 
declared to be, a body corporate, by the name and style of 
" the Trustees of the Independent Presbyterian Church of 
the City of Darien." 
Invested § 2, And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, 
^rtyl'&c.' ^"^ f^^>2ir successors in oihce, shall be invested with all 
and the , manner of property, real and personal ; all moneys due, or 
cm'Ileyrng to become due ; donations, gifts, grants, privileges, and im- 
ihesame. uiunlfioS whatsoever, which shall or may belong to the said 
Tndepaadent Presbyterian Church at the time of the pass- 
ing of thi^ act, or which shall or may at any time hereafter 
be granted,, given, conveyed, or transferred to them or their 
successors in office, to have and to hold the same, to the 
said trustees and their successors in office, to the only pro- 
per use, benefit, and behoof of the said church, for ever; 
Privileges, and the said trustees, and their successors in office, may 
have and use a common seal, and shall be, and they are 
hereby declared to be, capable, by the name and style atbre- 
said, of suing and being sued, plead and being impleaded, 
in any court or courts of law, or equity ; and of using, and 
taking all lawful and necessary ways and means for re- 
, covering or defending any property whatever, which the said 
church may have, hold, claim, or demand, or the rents, 
issues, and profits thereof, or any part thereof. 
Trustees § 3. And be it further enacted, That the above-named 
toTominue trustees shall continue in office until the first Monday in 
inotfice. January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one ; and 
whwiTe' ^'^^^ °" ^'^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ Monday m January, annually there- 
e<i. '''' after, the pew holders, or persons renting pews in the said 
church, shall convene, at the said church, between the 
hours of ten and two o'clock, and then and there elect, from 
among the said pew holders, five fit and discreet persons as 
trustees of the said church, who shall be vested with all ne- 
cessary powers, to carry the said several purposes intended 
by this act into full effect. 
Ihi^'alft ^o ^ ^' "^"^ ^^ it further enacted. That nothing herein con- 
hevest'edin tained shall be construed to vest in the said trustees any 
wiMciMiot "ght or title, or colour of right or title, to any estate or 
fuii'bi"" P'"ope''ty whatsoever, real or personal, other than such as 
long iJ"' doth or may rightfully or lawfully belong to the said Pres- 
thein. hyterian church or congregation hereby made a body cor- 
porate. 

Not per- ■ 

initted l'^ /- , /. , . , - , . ■ 

convey or lul tor the said trustees, or their successors in office, at any 

['eaTeetL, ^'^^^ or times hereafter, to grant, bargain, sell, alien, or 

&c.. convey any real estate whatsoever, belonging to the said 

churcii, to any person or persons, under any pretence, or 

upon any considerations whatsoever, so as to dispose of the 

fee-simple thereof. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 13th December, 1820. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 

[NG.213.] AN ACT to incorporate the Baptist Church at Salem, 

in the County of Oglethorpe. 
sTeambie. Whereas, a religious society has for many vears past been 
established at Salem, in the county of Oglethorpe (formerly 



6. And be it farther enacted, That it shall not be law- 



called Greer's Meeting-House), now called and known by 
the name of Salem Meeting-House ; and whereas, it is ne- 
cessary for the promotion of religion and virtue, that 
churches or religious societies be made capable of holding, 
enjoying, and defending any property which they may ac- 
quire by purchase, donation, or otherwise ; 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives. Tmsib&s of 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, audit is ^^I^TIT 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That Matthew saiem no- 
Rainey, Richard Haynes, and Woody Jackson, and their Mrtncor- 
successors in office, shall be, and they are hereby declared po'^^ted. 
to be, a body corporate, by the name and style of " the Trus- 
tees of the Baptist Church at Salem Meeting-House." 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, invested 
That the said Matthew Rainey, Richard Haynes, Woody ^^^^fZ. 
Jackson, trustees as aforesaid, and their successors in of- andtiie? 
fice, shall be invented with all manner of property, both real cmTveyi'ng 
and personal, which they may acquire, or be possessed of, tiiesame. 
by gift, grant, purchase, or otherwise, and all privileges Privileges, 
and immunities which may belong to the said church, at 
the time of passing this act, including a tract of land, con- 
taining one and a half acres, more or less, having such 
shape and marks as is contained in a deed of conveyance 
from Isaac Collier to Matthew Rainey, Joshua Tillery, and 
Jeremiah Boggus, by the name and style of commissioners 
in behalf of the Baptist Church at Greer's Meeting-House ; 
and also all property which may hereafter be conveyed or 
transferred to them or their successors in office, to have and 
to hold the same to the proper use, benefit, and behoof of 
said church ; and also, that the said trustees in office shall, 
and they are hereby declared to be capable of suing and May sue 
being sued, impleading and being impleaded, and of using ^^^^^ 
all legal and necessary steps for recovering or defending 
any property whatever, which said church may hold, claim, 
or demand ; and also for recovering the rents, issues, and 
profits of the same, or any part or parcel thereof. 

§3.^ And be it further enacted by the authority afore- com\m- 
said, That the trustees of the said Baptist church shall ^^<=e^'" 
hold their office for, and during the term of, two years ; and ° 
on the Saturday before the first Sunday in every second year The piac€ 
(until that day shall be altered by the by-laws of said trus- „"? o?^"" 
tees), the members of said church, or a majority of them, electing 
shall convene at the meeting-house of said church ; and "^'""'^^ 
there, between the hours of ten and four o'clock, proceed 
by ballot to elect among their own body three fit and dis- 
creet persons as trustees, who shall hold their office for two 
years as aforesaid, with the same powers and for the same 
purposes as above mentioned ; Provided, nevertheless, 
should no election take place at the time, and on the day be- 
fore specified, or any other day which may be appointed by 
a by-law of said trustees, or a majority of the members of 
the church, on giving ten days' notice, in writing, at the 
door of the church, may proceed to the election of trustees, 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That the members of the How va- 
said church, or a majority of them, shall and may have shaifS 
power to fill any vacancy, which may happen in the trustees, fii'e''' 
by death, resignation, or otherwise ; and when any vacancy 
may happen by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of 
the trustees, the church shall be notified thereof by those 
trustees who still remain in office ; and on the Saturday of 
the next monthly meeting, the members of said Church, or 
a majority of them, may proceed, by ballot, to fill such va- 
cancy or vacancies ; and the person or persons so elected, 
to hold their office during the term for which their pre- 
decessor had been appointed, 

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees May make 
have full power to make all by-laws and regulations, in re- ^''j""*"'*' 
lation to the property of their said church and other church 



102 



CHURCHES. 



Proviso. 



concerns, as they or a majority of them may deem proper, churcli in Milledgeville, together with the corporation and 
and which are not inconsistent with the laws and constitu- many citizens of said town, it appears that groat inconve 



tion of this State. ^ . ,^^ 

DAVID ADAMS, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives 

VAL. WALKER, 

President of the Senate, pro tern 

Assented to, December 8th, 18i!0 



nience exists from the remote situation of the Methodist 
church, and as it does not appear that any evil can result 
from the erection of a church on the State House Square ; 

Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- The Trus 
sentatims of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly jnet, Mtihodist* 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Church in 



JOHN CLARK, Governor, from and mimediately after the passing of this act, the trus- viiieaiiow- 
tees of the Methodist church in Milledgeville shall be at acreofiand 



[N0.214.] AN ACT to alter and amend an Act, entitled An Act to liberty, with tlie consent and approbation of the corporation on the pub 

incorporate the Independent Presbyterian Church of of said town, as to the particular site, to select and lay out J^'^/'i"'*''^- 

the Citu of Darien. one-half acre of ground, in a square form, binding on or near 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- ^he outline of sa.d square ; which lot, when so selected and Conditio. 



" Indepen- 
dent" 
stricken 
out, and 
•' First" in- 
serted. 



^ . /. , f^ ^ ^ /-■ • -^ n „ ^1 \^„^„.hu, n.ot Isi'd out, shall be, and the same is hereby set apart and 

sentatives of the State of Georgia, m General Assembly met, . j . ., . . r^i ix/r *i r * i u • 7^,, , 

, . . ,^ , y 6 V,, ^/- /;.^ o.m« 'I'iijf granted to the trustees of the Methodist church in Mdedae- 

and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, 1 hat *. ^ ,, r .• i u %u r .i ^ 

" , ^ , ^ . , • '^ , f k I .il .„...i^„t P,.oc:i^„ vi"6, for the purpose of erecting a church, with fu power 

so much of the act to incorporate the Independent Jfresby- ' • , . ' "^ ,, ■ ^ ' , i""'^' 

• ^1, I, c .^u n-t, f T\ ..„i.;t^o i^ tUc fo-.n to the said trustees, or their successors, to enclose and pro- 

terian Church of the City ot Darien, as relates to the term . ' . . ,, r. ii . r , '^ j 

. , 1 . i) L i • I . I 4k„ ,.r^„,i 1.4 T?irot" Ko tcct irom tres|)ass or iniury the aforesaid lot oi ground and 

"Independent,' be stricken out, and the word '' 1^ irst he ' .u .u- i * *••*/• /i 

, • . 1 • ^t 1 * ^ 1 Fi.et P..^oK„t,:..MQo building, so long as they may think proper to retain It for the 

substituted in rts place, so as to read, !< irst rresbyterian &•> _ o ; j r r 



Church of the City of Darien. 

DAVID WITT, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, May 16th, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



purposes of public worship. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted. That all and every deno- Every u^ 
mination of Christians shall be, and they are hereby entitled auowed'the 
to the like privileges of the trustees of the Methodist church, sameprivi 
in case they wish to exercise the same, and under the like *^''' 
restrictions ; Provided, nevertheless, that nothing herein con- Proviso, 
tained shall authorize the trustees of any church to build 
any other than such an edifice as will be ornamental to the 
State Hotise Square ; and provided also, that nothing herein 
[N0.215.] AN ACT to empower the Trustees of the Independent contained shall authorize any church to make a grave-yard ^'^Jl'l^^^ 
Presbyterian Church of Savannah to sell the Real on any part of the square. 

Estate belonging to the same, and to amend an Act, ALLEN DANIEL, 

entitled " An Act to amend an Act to incorporate the Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

Presbyterian Church of the City of Savannah^ MATTHEW TALBOT, 

Whatshaii U. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- ,,, n u President of the Senate, 

"r- "r ^'^'^ sentatims of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met. Assented to, December 6th, 1 822 

OI ine cor- «/ t t i i • /* i 'pui l(yr 

poration, and it is hereby enacted by the authority oj the same, i hat "^^ 

^'^' the bodv corporate created, and the trustees appointed, under . ^^m . 7.1 Z ~^ 1 • i a ^- y 

and by 'virtue of the aforesaid acts, shall be entitled and AN ACT to repeal the fourth and sixth Sections of an [no.217.| 
styled "the Trustees of the Independent Presbyterian Act, passed the tuyity-fourth December, 1821, securing 



yard allow- 
ed on an^ 
of said 
grants. 



JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



to the German Lutheran Congregation, at Ehenezer. 
in Effingham County, and their successors in office, 
the exclusive light of a toll-bridge across Ebcnezer 
Creek, for the benefit of their Institution. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Fourth antis 
ration or church, or efficiently to ascertain the intention of ^y^/,g State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is tj^'.^onhe 
the parties, shall be as good and valid in law, as if the said hereby enacted by the authority of the same, "That the fourth act recited! 



Tiie privi- Church of Savannah ;" and all acts done, and all deeds, tes- 

off&c'"^'^*" laments, gifts, grants, conveyances, and contracts, which 

have been or shall be made, executed, or entered into, by, 

with, or to them, under or by the said name or style, or any 

other name or style which shall describe the said corpo 



corporation had been correctly described therein 
Authorized § 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
rearestaie '^'^^'- ^^^ ^^'^ trustees be, and they are hereby authorized 
ofthe and empowered to sell and dispose, in fee-simple or otlier- 
churti, c. .^jgg^ ofthe real estate belonging to the said church or cor- 
poration, the half-tithing whereon the new Presbyterian 
Exception, church or meeting-house is situate, except for the purpose 
of paying the debts now due and owing by the said cor- 
poration 



and sixth sections of the above-recited act be, and the same '^'"^'^^ 
are herebv repealed. 

ALLEN DANIEL, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 9th, 1822. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



P.epealing 
clause. 



3. AndbeitfurfJier enacted, Th^t all laws and parts of ^j^ ^cp to authorize the Commissioners ofthe town of lNo.2m.} 

Milledgeville to convey a lot to each and every reli- 
gious Society of said Town, for a piarsonage lot. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- The com- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and oTthcwwn 
it is hereby enacted by the authoritu of the same, That the otMiiiedge- 

•^ ^ *^ *^ . . vili6 au- 

commissioners of the town of Milledgeville, and their sue- thorized to 
cessors in office, be, and they are hereby authorized and re- e".er7^rei'i- 
quired to convey to each and every religious society or asso- gioussocic- 

.. /.-I 1 . ■ -1,11 -i^i-ty any lot 

ciation of said town, any lot in said tovirn belonging to the ,„ said 



laws militating with this act be, and I hey are hereby 
repealed. DAVID WITT, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, May 16th, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



[N0.216.] AN ACT to grant to the Trustees of the Methodist 



Preamble. 



Church,andallotherreltgtousSociettes,one-ha]fAcre g^^t^^ ,^^5^^ mav be selected by said society, for the pur- |"^"f-„ 

of Ground on the Slate House Square, for the purpose pose of buildin-r' a parsonage-house thereon; Promded, the state 

of erecting a Church thereon. ^h^t said lot shlll revert to the State, if the same be not ^T^^^- 

Whereas, by the petition of the trustees of the Methodist improved within twelve months from the time of selection 



CHURCHES. 



103 



and conveyance ; and if the same shall be used in any other 
way than for the benefit of the parson or minister of said 
society, residing on the same. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[N0.219.] 



The ,Ius- 
lices of the 
Inferior 
Court of 
Henry 
County au- 
thorized to 
convey to 
tile cliurch- 
cs, (fee. lots 
ill McDo- 
nough, on 
wliicli to 
erect 
sluirclies. 



AN ACT to authorize the Justices of the Inferior Court 
of Henry County, to convey to the Trustees or Com- 
missioners of the Baptist Society, to the Commissioners 
or Trustees of the Presbyterian Society, and also to the 
Trustees or Commissioners of the Methodist Society, a 
lot of Land each, for the purpose of erecting buildings 
thereon for Public Worship. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the justices 
of the Inferior Court of Henry County, or a majority of 
them, be, and they are hereby authorized and empow- 
ered to convey to the trustees or commissioners of the Bap- 
tist society; also to the trustees or commissioners of the 
Presbyterian society; and also to the trustees or commis- 
sioners of the Methodist society, out of the lands acquired 
for county purposes, and not laid out in town lots, a quan- 
tity of land, not exceeding one acre to each society, in such 
part of said land, as the said justices, or a majority of them, 
may think proper, for the purpose of erecting buildings 
thereon for public worship ; Provided, that no part of the 
land tliat may be conveyed as aforesaid, to either of the 
said societies, shall be used as a burying-ground, in case the 
same shall be located within three hundred yards of the 
public spring. DAVID ADAMS, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



AN ACT to cause the Justices of the Inferior Court to 
lay off three lots of land in the commons of the Town 
of Madison, Morgan County, whereon the Metho- 
dist, Presbyterian, and Baptist persuasions have the 
right of building Churches. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it 
is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the 
justices of the Inferior Court have a right and are instructed 
to lay off three lots of land, lying in the commons of the 
town of Madison, Morgan county ; each lot containing one 
acre, in such a situation as they may think most suitable, 
whereon the Methodist, Presbyterian, and Baptist persua- 
sions have the right of building Churches and parsonage- 
houses. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That the justices of the 
said court have the right of making fee-simple titles to each 
lot, viz. — one to the Methodist, one to the Presbyterian, and 
one to the Baptist. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, pro tern. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, November 25th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[N'o.220.] 



The Jus- 
tices of the 
Inferior 
Court of ■ 
Crawford 
(bounty au- 
thorized to 
convey lots 
to certain 
churches, 



Proviso. 



AN ACT to authorize the Justices of the Inferior Court 
of the County of Crawford, out of the lands heretofore 
by them acquired for County purposes, and not laid 
out in town lots, [to convey^ a certain quantity of land 
to the Trustees or Commissioners of the Baptist, the 
Methodist, an d Presbyterian Societies, each respectively, 
for the purjwse of erecting thereon buildings for Pub- 
lic Worship. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the State of Georgia^in General Assemhlymet, and it is hereby 
enacted by the authority of the same. The justices of the In- 
ferior Court of the county of Crawford, or a majority of them, 
be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to convey 
to the trustees or commissioners of the Baptist, the Metho- 
dist, and the Presbyterian societies, to each a lot of land, 
not exceeding one acre to each society, out of any lands 
heretofore acquired by said justices for county purposes, 
and not laid out in town lots, for the purpose of erecting 
thereon buildings for public worship ; Provided, that no 
part of said land so conveyed, shall be used as a burying- 
groimd, in case the same shall be located witliin three hun- 
dred yards of the public springs. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[N0.221.] 



The Jus- 
tices of lh« 
Inferior 
Court of 
Morgan 
County au- 
thorized to 
convey 
certain, lots 
to the 
churchesi} 
&c. 



To make 
fee-simple 
titles to 
each. 



AN ACT to authorize the Inferior Court of Monroe 
County to make and convey Titles to the Baptist 
Church, and other religious Societies, to certain Lots 
or Parts of Lots in the Town of Forsyth. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met., and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from 
and after the passage of this act, it shall be lawful for the 
Inferior Court of Monroe county to make and convey titles 
to the Baptist and other religious societies, to certain lots 
or parts of lots in the town of Forsyth. 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[no.222.] 



The Infe- 
rior Court 
of Monroe 
County au- 
thorized to 
convey lots 
to the Bap- 
tist and 
other socie- 
ties, &,c. 



AN ACT to incorporate the Walnut Creek Baptist [no.223.] 
Church, in the County of Jones. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Trustees of 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, cre^eit Bap- 
arid it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That ''*' Church 

*^ noiTiinflicd 

James Gates, Absalom Evans, Peter Rockmore, David Lock- and incor- 
hart, and John Davis, and their successors in office, be, and p°''*'<^'1- 
they are hereby declared to be, a body corporate, by the 
name and style of" the Trustees of the Walnut Creek Bap- 
tist Church." 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That the said James Gates, invested 
Absalom Evans, Peter Rockmore, David Lockhart, and ^rty,^&c 
John Davis, trustees as aforesaid, shall be invested with all and the 
manner of property, both real and personal, which they may con\"yrng 
acquire or be possessed of, by gift, grant, or purchase, and "'^ ^^'"*- 
all privileges and immunities which may belong to the said 
church at the time of passing this act, or which may here- 
after be made, conveyed, or transferred to them or their suc- 
cessors in office, to have and to hold the same to the proper 
use, benefit, and behoof of the said church ; and also that 
the said trustees in office, or a majority of them, shall, and 
they are hereby declared to be capable of suing and being May sue 
sued, impleading and being impleaded, and of using all legal sued.*"^ 
and necessary steps for recovering or defending any pro- 
perty whatever, which the said church may hold, claim, or 
demand. 



104 



CHURCHES. 



continu § 3. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees of same powers and for the same purposes as is herein dis- 

Xe*" the said Baptist church shall hold their office for and during closed. 

the term of two years, from and immediately after the pass- DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 

ing of this act, and until their successors are appointed ; and Speaker pro tern, of the House of Representatives. 

The place on some convenient day in every second year after the pass- ALLEN B. POWELL, 

nerT"' ing of this act, the members of said church, or a majority President of the Senate. 

electing ^f them, shall convene at the meeting-house of said church, Assented to, December 24th, 1825. 

Trustees. ^^^ proceed, by ballot, to elect from among their own body G. M. TROUP, Governor. 

five fit and discreet persons as trustees, who shall hold their 

office for two years as aforesaid, from and after their said AN ACT to incorporate the Trustees of the Salem Par- 
election^ with the same powers and for the same purposes sonage Property, in the County of Clarke. 
as above mentioned. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Ftcpresenta- 
The mode, § 4. And be it further enacted. That the members of the ^^^g^ ^ ^]^Q g^^f^ o/" Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
place of "^ said church, or a majority of them, shall have power to fill ^^d it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
filling all any vacancy which may happen m the board of trustees, by Joseph Smith, Lodwick Alford, John W.Graves, James 
''^''" '■ death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of the trustees ; the j^nott, James M. Burton, James C. Anderson. Joel Wil- 
church shall be notified thereof by those trustees who still ij^ms, William H. White, and James C. Branch, be, and they 
remain in office, and on the Sunday of their next monthly ^re hereby appointed trustees, and they and their successors 
meeting, the members of said church, or a majority of them, ^^ office shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body 
may proceed by ballot to fill such vacancy or vacancies ; corporate, by the name, and under the title of " the Trustees 
and the person or persons so elected, to hold their office ^f the Salem Parsonage Property, in the count- of Clarke." 
during the term for which their predecessor had been ap- ^ 2_ j^^^i h^ a farther enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
pointed. That the said trustees and their successors in office be in- 
JOHN ABERCROMBIE, trusted with all property, both personal and real ; all dona- 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. ^^^^^^ g^f^g^ grants, privileges, and immunities whatst>ever, 
ALLEN B. POWELL, which may belong to said parsonage, by virtue of this act, 
President of the senate, qj. -^ytiici^ may hereafter be made, conveyed, or transferred 
Assented to, November 25th, 1824. to them or their successors in office, to have and to hold the 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. ^^^^^_ 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 

That the trustees aforesaid and their successors in office 
[N0.224.] AN ACT to incorporate the Union Baptist Church, in shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, capable of 
tJie County of Warren. suing and being sued, impleading and being impleaded, and 

„ . J J r c 1 rr ^ -n , of uslng all ncccssary and lawful means for securing and 

_ Be It enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- defending any property, debts', or demands whatsoever, to 
tivesofthe State of Georgia, zn General Assembly met ^^hich they may be entitled, in right of said parsonage ; and 
and It IS hereby enacted by the authormj of the same. That ^j^^ ^^^ ^^^ J^ ^^ ^^^ ■ ^^j .^.^j^- ^^ ^^^ 

Bilhngton M. feaunders, Robert VValton, Robert Lazenby, ^^ ^^^^ J^ ^^^^1 ^^^^^^^^ 

Michael Cody, Jacob femith, and their successors in office, ■ '^ 

shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body corpo- 
rate, by the name and style of " the Trustees of the Union 
Baptist Church in the County of Warren." 

§ 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That the said Billington M. Saunders, Robert Walton, Ro- 
bert Lazenby, Michael Cody, and Jacob Smith, trustees 
aforesaid, and their successors in office, shall be invested 
with all manner of property, both real and personal, all 
donations, gifts, grants, hereditaments, privileges, and im- 
munities whatsoever, which may belong to the said church 
at the time of passing this act, or which may hereafter be 
made, conveyed, or transferred to them or to their successors 
in office, to have and to hold the same for the proper use, be- 
nefit, and behoof of the said church ; and also, that the said 
trustees and their successors in office shall be, and they are 
hereby declared to be, capable of suing and being sued, im- 
pleading and being impleaded, and of using all necessary of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
steps for recovering or defending any property whatsoever, hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Timothy 
which the said church mny hold, demand, or be entitled to; Edwards, M. M. Payne, Joseph Hutchinson, Roberts 
and also for recovering the rents, issues, and profits of the Thomas, and James Primrose, and their successors in office, 
said, or any part or parcel thereof. shall be, and they are hereby declared to be. a body corpo- 

§ I^. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, rate, by the name and style of " the Trustees oftlie Harris- 
That the trustees of the aforesaid Union Church, in the burg Presbyterian Church," in the village of Harrisburg, 
county of Warren, shall hold their office for the term of three and county of Ptichmond ; and the said trustees are hereby 
The place years ; on the third Saturday in November, in every third year authorized to have and use a common seal ; and they are 
after the passing of this act, the supporters of the gospel in hereby made capable in law of suing and being sued, plead- 
said church shall convene at the meeting-house of said ing and being impleaded ; and to have, hold, and enjoy real 
church, and then and there, between the hours of ten and and personal property, for tlie uses of said church, and for 
four o'clock, elect from among the supporters of the gospel 
in said church seven discreet persons as trustees, who shall 
bold their offices for three years as aforesaid, with the 



[N0.225.] 



The Trus- 
tees of the 
Salem Par- 
sonage pro- 
perty noiiii- 
naied and 



Invested 
with all 
manner o 
property, 



May sue 
and be 
sue-d. 



Trustees of 
the Union 
Baptist 
Church no- 
minated 
and incor- 
porated. 



Invested 
with pro- 
perty, &c. 
and the 
power of 
conveying 
the same. 



May sue 
and be 
sued. 



Continu- 
ance in 
olfice. 



and man- 
ner of elect- 
in? Trus- 
tees, &c. 



§ 4. And be it further enacted by tlie authority aforesaid, How va^ 
That should any vacancy happen by death, resignation, or to befiUedL 
removal of any of the aforesaid trustees, it may be filled in 
such manner as a majority of the remaining trustees may 
point out. 

DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 
Speaker /Jro tern- of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1825. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 

AN ACT, to he entitled An Act to incorporate the Eur- [no.226.] 
rishurg Presbyterian Church, in the village of Har- 
risburg, and County of Richmond.- 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Trustee.s of 

hurs Pies- 
byterian 
Churcl. uo- 
niinaiert 
:ind incor- 
porated. 



May sue 

and he 
sued. 



the support of a minister of the Gospel for said, church. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted by the authority afore- 
said. That the trustees of said church shall be elected an- 



CHURCHES^ 



105 



When and nually on the first Saturday m March, by the worshippers AN ACT to incorporate the Baptist Church, on Wil- [no.229.j 

'■ ^^""^ in the church ; and those shall be considered worshippers liams^ Creek, in the County of Warren. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Trusuts of 



by whom 

tees are" 10 vvho attend Divine service there twelve sabbaths during the 

year. j < ii'ves of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and cAnuL^ti'!'^ 

§3. And be it further enacted,. Thai the pev/s am seUs ,7 ^f, j^^^^j,,, ^„nnii>d h-,1 th^ /,»y/.^^,v„ /,/" il,^ f^.tme That vviiiiai,n 



lnd5ei«/Mr«Aerenac«ei,.That the pews and seats ^ ^^ j^^^^^y g^^^^g^ j^y ^^^ authority of the same, That ^ 



in said Church shall be free for all persons. 

DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 
Spealier pro tern, of the House of, Kepresentatives. 
■ , . ^ • ALLEN B. POWELL, ' 

: Presidentof the Senat?. 

Assented to, December 24th, 1 825, 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Thomas Smith, Jethro Darden, sen., Jethro Darden, jun., minated 
Solomon Lockett, Robert Sheffield, Buckner Bass, and Ed- p"f,i,cd""" 
win Baker, aniT their successors in office, shall be, and they 
are hereby declared to be a body corporate, by the nanse 
and style of " the Trustees of the Barptist Church on Wil- 
liams' Creek in Warren County." 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, invested 
— --' — ■ That the above recited trustees and their successors in office p''eny,'"&!i, 

[N0.227.] AN ACT to authorize .the Justices of the Inferior Court shall be invested with all manner of property, both real and i^U^J,,!)'*,- 
of Upson Countyi to lay off two lots of'Ldnd in- the personal, and to convey the same, all donations, gifts, grants, dispo.irt? 
. cormnons of the Tom of Thomaston, whereon the Bap- hereditaments, privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which ^1^'^""' 
tist and Methodist persuasions have the right of build- ^^Y belong to the church at the tune of the passage of tins 
Y^, A o ,/ act, or which maybe hereatter made, conveyed, or trans- 

• "^o . "''^ ' , -• , ^y „ -^ ferred 'to them or their successors in office, to have and to 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- j^^j^ ^j^^ ^^^^ f^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^ ^^-^ 

tives of the State of Georgia, tn General Assembly met, ^j^^^.^,^ . ^^^ ^j^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^.^^^^^3 ^^^ ^^^■^^. g^ccessors in 

and it is hereby enacted by the autkonty cf the same, ihat, ^^^^ ^j^^jj ^^^ ^^^ ^, ^^^ ^^^.^^y declared to be capable 

the justices of the Inferior Court of Upson county have a ^^ ^^^ and being sued, impleading and being impleaded. May ^ue 

„ ._ Ti>o: right, and are hereby authorized, to lay off two lots of .land ^^^ ^^^^. ^jj necessary legal steps for recovering and de- ::;e''d:" 

nf,>C' ly^"» "^ the commons _oi the .town oi Thomaston, of said ^^^^. p ^t whatever, which the said church may 

&c... ' county, each, lot containing one acre, in such a situation as j^^ld, claim, or demand ; and also for the recovering the rents, 

they may thmk most suitable, whereon the Baptist and Me- .^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^,^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ p^^^t ^^ p^.^el tj^g^eof. 
thodist i>ersuasions have the right of building Churches and r ^ ^^^ ^^ it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, cominu. 

parsonage-houses. ,, • ■ r .u That the trustees of the Baptist Church on Williams' Creek X!" • 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That the justices of the gh^u j^old their office for the term of three years, from and 

said Court have the right of making fee simple titles^ to ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^ ^j^j^ ^^^ . ^^^ ^^ ^^^ third Saturday in Time, 

each lot, VIZ. one to the Baptist, and one to the Methodist ^^^^.^j^^ eighteen hundred and thirty, or within three months lll'au'n'e/m- 

persuasions. . j,,.^c^ .^ P TAMPPFT T thereafter, the supporters of the gospel in said church shall fj^J'^^ 

DUNCAN G. CAMPLLLL, convene at the meeting-house of the aforesaid church, and 

Speaker pro tern, of the Hmise of Representatives. ^^^^^^ between the hours of ten and four o'clock, elect from 

the supporters of the gospel in said church, or other virtuous 



The Jus- 
tices of the 
Inferior 
Court au- 
tliorized to 
lay off to 
the church- 
es io 



To make 
fee ^mple 
titles K) the 
said lotB. 



ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1825. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[no. 328.] AN ACT to autfiorize the Justices of the Inferior Court 
of Fayette County to convey to the Trustees or Com- 
missioners of the Baptist Society, to the Trustees or 
Commissioners of the Presbyterian Society, and also 
to the Trustees or Commissioners of the Methodist So- 
ciety, a lot of land each, for the purpose of erecting 
a building thereon for Public Worship. 

The Jiis- Be it enacted by the Senate and House cf Representatives 
Inferior of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
Fayeue*^ feere% enacted by the authority of the same, That the jus- 
County au- ticcs of the Inferior Court of Fayette County, or a maiority 

thorized to .■ . 

convey 

&c. to 

churches 



and discreet persons, five trustees, who shall hold their 
office three years as aforesaid, with the same powers and for 
the same purposes as above declared. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



of them be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered 



AN ACT to authorize the Commissioners appointed to [no.230.] 
lay off the Town of Macon, to lay off and set apart a 
suitable piece of Qi-ound in lieu of the one set apart 
by the said Commissioners, for the use of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church in the Town of Macon. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- The com- 



the to convey to the trustees or commissioners of the Baptist tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and auttio 

society, also to the trustees or commissioners of the Presby- it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the !,",j',a^|g*^^'^ 

terian society, and also to the trustees or commissioners of Commissioners appointed to lay off the town of Macon be, for the Mp 

the Methodist society, out of any land acquired for county and they are hereby required, on their first meeting for the Epi>(.oFai 

purposes, and not laid out in town lots, a quantity of land purpose of selling or laying off lots in said town, to lay off a <^ii"rch. 

not exceeding one acre to each society, in such parts of said suitable piece of ground for the benefit of the Methodist 

land as the said justices, or a majority of them may think Episcopal Church, having due regard to quantity and locality, 

proper, for the purpose of erecting a building thereon for in lieu of the one laid off by them heretofore. 

public worship ; Promt^ed, that no part of the land that may § 2. And be it further enacted, Thaiihe commissioners To wn^^^ 

be conveyed as aforesaid to either of the said societies shall appointed to lay off said town, do execute a fee simple title uues. 

be used us a burjsng, in case the same shall be located v.'ithin for said piece of ground to the trustees of the Methodist 

three hundred yards of the public spring. Episcopal church at Macon ; any thing to the contrary not- 

DUNC AN G. CAMPBELL, withstanding. IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker pro tern, of the House of Representatives. Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

ALLEN B. POWELL, THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate, President of the Senate. 

Assented to, December 20th,. 1825. Assented to, December 23d, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. G. M. TROUP, Gorernor. 

O 



106 



CHURCHES. 



Way sue 
and be 
iued. 



tNo.231.] AN ACT to incorporate the Unitarian Society in 

Augusta, Georgia. 
Trustees of Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tian Socie- tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
ty nomina- ^ (g hcTcbv enacted by the authority of tlie same, That from 

led and in- , , ^ . '' ^ , . . , i /^ ■ i 

corporated. and alter the passing of this act, Alexander Uunningham, 
Gilbert Longstreet, Thomas S. Metcalf, Wiijiam Sims, and 
Philip Cram, all of the city, of Aiigusta, together with such 
others as now are or hereafter may become members of the 
association called " the Unitarian Society in Augusta, 
Georgia," be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body 
corporate and politic, under the name and style of "■ the 
Unitarian Society in Augusta, Georgia ;" and shall be ca- 
pable to receive, hold, and enjoy real and personal estate 
for the use and benefit of said institution, and shall have per- 
petual succession of members and officers, and may have 
and use a common seal, and under the name and style afore- 
said may sue and be sued, plead, and be impleaded, answer 
and be answered unto in any court of law or equity in this 
State, having the requisite jurisdiction. ' 

§ 2. Andbeit further enacted, 'Vh^i\\\e s&\A.soc\eiY s\\t>.\\ 
be capable in law of receiving any bequest or donation, 
whether in money or other thing, for the benefit of said in- 
stitution, by whatever name or style the same may be made ; 
and under their name and style aforesaid, when the interest 
and prosperity of the said society seem to require it, sell, 
lease, or exchange any estate by them acquired either by 
purchase, bequest, or donation. 

§3. And be it further enacted. That the Unitarian So- 
ciety in Augusta, Georgia, aforesaid, are hereby vested with 
full power and authority to make and establish such by- 
laws, rules, and regulations for their own government as 
they may deem expedient and necessary ; Provided^ such by- 
laws, rules, and regulations be subject to be altered and re- 
pealed by the Legislature. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



cessors shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, capable 
of suing and being sued, impleading and being impleaded; 
and using all necessary and legal steps for recovering and 
defendirig any property whatsoever which the said church 
may hold, claim, or demand; and also for recovering the 
rents, issues, and profits of the same, or any part or parcel 
thereof. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the said vestry shall 
hold their office fori and during the term of, two years, from 
the passage of this act ; and the congregation shall assemble 
at the aforesaid church every two years thereafter, for the 
purpose of choosing' a vestry, consisting of five discreet and 
virtuous men, who shall hold their offices for the like period 
of two years, to be vested witli the same power and for the 
same period as above described. 

TRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
■ President of the Senate^ 
Assented to, 20th December, 182f). 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



May sue 
and be 
sued. 



May make 
by-laws, 

&c. 



[Kfo.232.] AN ACT to incorj)orate the Roman Catholic Church of 
the Purification, at Locust Grove, in Warren County. 
Preamble, Whereas, a religious society, known by the name of the 
Roman Catholic Church of the Purification, at Locust 
. Grove, has been established in Warren county ; and whereas, 
it is necessary for the promotion of religion and virtue, that 
churches or religious societies be made capable of holding, 
enjoying, and defendirig any property which they may ac- 
quire by donation or otherwise ; 

Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Re- 
presentatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly 
met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. 
That from and after the passage of this act, the Rev. Patrick 
O'Sulivan, Henry B. Thompson, James Rossignol, Ignatius 
Semmes, Thomas H. Luckett, and their successors in office, 
shall be, and they are hereby declared, a body corporate, by the 
name and style of the vestry of the Roman Catholic Church 
of the Purification, of Locust Grove, in Warren county. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the vestry aforesaid, and their successors in office, or 
a majority of them, shall be invested in them all manner of 
property, both real and personal ; all donations, gifts, grants, 
immunities, and privileges whatsoever, which may belong 
to the aforesaid church at the time of passing this act, or 
which may hereafter be made, conveyed, or transferred 
to said vestry or their successors in office, to have and to 
hold the same for the proper use, benefit, and behoof of 
said church ; and also that the said vestry aad their suc- 



Continu- 
ance in 
office. 
Time, 
place, and 
manner of 
electing 
Ttusleea. 



Trustees of 
the Locust 
Grove 
Cliurcli no- 
minated 
and incor- 
porated. 



liive.^(",d 
with pro- 
perty, &c., 
and the au- 
thority to 
se)I ttie 
saute. 



AN ACT to authorizethe Church Wardens and Vestry- 
men of the Episcopal Church in Augusta, called St. 
Paul's Church, to sell a part of the lot conveyed to the 
Protestant Episcopal Church of the City of Augusta, 
by act of the nineteenth December, eighteen hundred 
and eighteen. 

Be it enacted by the Senate ana House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
the church wardens and vestrymen of tlie Episcopal church 
in Augusta, called St, Paul's Chureh, be authorized to sell, 
on such terms, as they think proper, tha,t part of the lot de- 
scribed in the act of the nineteenth December, eighteen 
hundred and eighteen, which was formerly used as a place 
of burial for slaves ; Provided, however, no sale of said part 
of the lot shall be made until all remains of persons buried 
there shall have been removed, and carefully interred in the 
place at present used as a burial-place for slaves ; and until 
there shall be erected on the line formerly dividing the ce- 
metery of St. Paul's from that part of the lot authorized to 
be sold> a good brick wall, such as at present surrounds the 
whole lot. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the proceeds of 
said sale shall be for the use of the church wardens and 
vestrymen of the Episcopal church in Augusta called St. 
Paul's Church. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 23d December, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[N0.233.T 



Authorized 
to sell i^ 
part of the 
lot convey- . 
ed to the 
Episcopal 
Ohurch, 
&c. 



The pro- 
ceeds of 
said sale 

how to l»e 
applied. 



AN ACT to incoiporate the Presbyterian, Episcopa- [no.234,] 
lian, and Baptist Churches in the Town of Macon 
and County of Bibb. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Trustees of 
fives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly ?ne^, tefian,''^ ^ 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That ,1i['jJ'"^3[^jj' 
Angus McKinzie, John Lamar, A. L. yVcee, Edward VV. Baptist 
Wright, and Samuel Gillespie, and their successors in office, [„''Macon 
shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body corpo- "o"''"'!^^^"^ 
rate, by the name and style of the Trustees of the Macon porated. 
Presbyterian church, in the town of Macon and county of 
Bibb ; and that Christopher B. Strong, Edward D. Tracy, 
Albert G. Clopton, Addison Mandell, and Reuben Bur- 
roughs, and their successors in office, shall be, apd they are 
hereby declared to be, a body corporate, by the nanae and style 



CHURCHES. 



107 



of the wardens and vestry of the Protestant Episcopal Cfirist and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Trustees of 

Church, in the town of Macon and county of Bibb ; and Jesse Merger, James Armstrong, William G. Gilbert' John ^''''' 

that Richard W. Ellis, Thomiis M. Ellis, Benjamin Russell, W. Butler, and Osborn Stone, and their successors in office, "omfnated 

Marmaduke I. Slade, and Robert Birdsmg, and their succes- be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body politic and *o?at'd'^'^' 

sors in office, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, a corporate, under the name and style of " the Trustees of the 

body corporate, by the name and style of the Trustees of the Baptist Church at Washington." 

Baptist Church of Christ at Macon, in the town of Macon § 2. And be it further enacted, That Andrew G. Simmes, What 

and county of Bibb ; and the said trustees respectively of the Thomas Terrell, Samuel Barnett, Joseph W. Robinson' """^"^ ' 

several churches aforesaid, and those of each church, are Felix G. Hay, James WingfieKl, and Duncan G. Campbell' extrciTe? 

hereby authorized to have and use a common seal ; and and their successors in office, be, and ihey are hereby de- ^'^' 

they are hereby made capable in law of suing and being dared to be, a body politic and corporate, under the name 

sued, pleading and being impleaded, and of having, hold- and style of "the Trustees of the Presbyterian Church at 

ing, and enjoying real and personal property for the uses Washington." 

of the churches aforesaid respectively, and for the support § 3. And be it further enacted, That said corporations. May sue 

of the ministers of the Gospel of said churches. as such, shall be capable of doing all acts which like corpo- ^"'"'® 

§ 2, And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, rations may of right do, shall hdve power of suing and beino- ^"^**" 

That the trustees of the Pr.esbyterian and Baptist churches sued, of holding and conveying property real and personaf 

aforesaid shall hold their office til! the first Wednesday in by gift, demise, bargain and sale, or otherwise for the use 

December, eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, at which and benefit of said churches ; said trustees shall have per- 

''lace'a'nd *''^^' ^^^ annually thereafter, on the first Wednesday in petual succession in law, and they, or a majority of them in 

mame?" of December, the supporters of the Gospel at the Presbyte- each board, shall have power to fill all such vacancies ai 



May sue 
and be 
sued. 



Continu 
ance ia 
office. 



as May fill all 



Trustees 'in i''^" and Baptist churches aforesaid shall convene at the may occur therein, whenever the same may happen, and to ^^'^^"*'®^ 
meeting-houses of their respective churches, and elect from pa«s alj such by-laws and rejjulations as they may deem ex- occur) Tc! 
among the supporters of the Gospel at the said respective pedient and requisite for the purposes of the trusts hereby 



said 
ciiu relies. 



churches, five discreet persons as trustees, -who shall hold created, whether the same may relate to the purchase or 

their office till the first Wednesday in December following, sale of property, or the preservation or management thereof. 

and until other persons are elected as trustees to succeed IRBY HUDSON 

them ; Provided, that if the supporters of the Gospel afore- Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

said should at any time neglect to convene at their respective THOMAS STOCKS 

churches, and elect trustees as aforesaid on the first Wednes- President of the Senate. 

day in December, nothing in this act shall be so construed Assented to, December 19th, 1827. 

as to prevent them from holding said election at any other _ JOHN FORSYTH Governor. 

time, after giving ten days' notice of the holding of said elec- 

tion in one of the public gazettes in the said town of Macon; AN ACT to incorporate the Preshyterian Church in the [no.236.] 

and that the trustees of the Protestant Episcopal church Town of Decatur, Dekalb County, and to appoint 

aforesaid shall hold their office till the first Monday after Trustees for the same. 

Easter in the year eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, at »„ u „„ ,„,^ j ;... ..i c ^ j tt- /■ t^ 

•' & -. - ^ ■' "'• Be It enacted by the Senate and House of Renreseiitatives T^rusiees oi 




The Go- 
vernor au- 



trustees, who shall hold their office till the first Monday after ^,f Alexander Corry, and then- successors in office, be, and -?, -- 
Easter in the year following. ^ '"^^^ ^""^ "^^f ^^ ^r'f f^ T^ ^"' '" ^k^ ^^"'•porate by the 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, "''"'^'"'' ^'^'^ °^ *^^ ^''"^^^^^ "^ '^'^ ^^^^^"^ ^^^^^y*^" 



thorized 10 That his excellency the Governor is hereby authorized to 



rian Church." 



§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, invested 

r "■:■'";; uu^- ru inr -j^i. i r ■ , i hat the said Leonard Simtison, Robert Simon, James Si- ne'rtv.^&c 

Jots ui Ma- Tresbytenan [church] aforesaid, to bt number four, in the . wi'w n i a i i r^ * . and mup'; 

con to s;iid ^L- - • ,, *• • ., -,/ c nn *'""''"' "'« mon, William Carson, and Alexander Corry, trustees asf"^. P""" 

churches thirty-ninth square in the said town of Macon : and a o-rant /- • . , ,, • «• , , , , ■ . , to dispose 



:S"'^ cause a grant to be issued to the trustees of the Macon n^^^~\,^ ,„; i t " i o- t> u '* ;;• " i „'.' with pro- 

'■^'ajl' -n ^-i .■ r 1 , -, r. ..... . „ . 1 hat the said Leonard Simfison, Robert &imon, James Si- 



to the trustees of the Protestant Episcopal church aforesaid. 



aeon; and a grant aforesaid, and their successors in office, shall be invested otthf 



to lot number six, in the thirty-ninth square i.n said town ju 

of Macon ; and a grant to the trustees of the Baptist church chase"an 



with ail manner of property both real and personal, which 
acquire, or be possessed of, by gift, grant, or pur- 



^/. -1 ., I . I r • I 1- • , ; . "--iiaoc, and all privilcges and immunities which may belong 

aloresaid, to lot number four, in the thirtv-eighth ?Quare in * .i i i - ^.^ 4- r .u r i ■ .. 

X. J ! eni, r> -J J I ■ '^_^""' 'M"'^^^ J" to the said churcn at the time of the passage of this act, or 

the said town of Macon ; Provided, that neither of the lots i • i, i a i .^ i i . r i ^ 

„<.•,,,, ' . I ciiiici ui uic luis ^i^iich may hereafter be made, conveyed, or transferred to 

aloresaid shall on any occasion be used as a burvino- .u i ii • • er . i j .. u 1 1 .i 

, - •' ^'^ a= a uuiyin^ them and their successors lu oftcc, to havc and to hold the 



Thirivfifih !^ A A J T, u r *i 4 J I ^1 si • r ., ^ame to the proper use, benefit, and behoof of the said 

Ji'rL'e? ,p,§^ f;, And be tt further enacted byline authcnty aforesaid, ,,^,,,h . and also that the said trustees, or a majority of them, 

&r%i,t?n^! V 1^ 1 n^^^'^'p? '"'r '^ ^h'^'^ ^"^ thev are hereby declared to be capable of-^^ 

Mound distinguished on " Dane's Plan" of said town of Macon as ,.„•„„ . . •• ,.■',.. ... .»"... sued. 



ground 



<i rh., u CI 511 1 -. ■ T . ^ , "~ suing and being sued, impleading and being impleaded, 

v^nurcri Square, be, anu it IS hereby set apart for the use n ■ i • i j i r • i. 

,.f tu^ V z- ■ 1 . J- o^i "i'-iii-j '1 ujB ufeB of having and using a common seal, and also of usin^ all 

01 me citizens of said town as a burvinij ground. i i t r • i r j- '' 

TTJRV mm^jniM legal and necessary means for recovering or defending any 

c, , /. , IT 1 HUDbUiN, . property whatsoever, which the said church may hold, claim. 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. ^^ jema.nd. 

THOMAS STOCKS, ^ 3^ ^^^^ j^ -^ further enacted by the authority aforesaid, May make. 

J-resident of the Senate, jj^^^ ^,^g ^^j^ trustees, or a majority of them, shall have ^^e"."""' 
full power and authority to make all by-laws and ordinances 



Assented to, December 2Gth, 1826. 



G. M. TROUP, Governor, necessary for the government of the aff^airs of said church, 



r?jo2'^'ii AlV APT" *^ x^^ .. .7 71 ,• , 1 Ti 7 . not repugnant to the laws or constitution of this State; and Provi 

[^o.235.]ANACT ^^^^^^^^^^ also to appoint such officers as they may deem necessary 

Churchesinthe Town of Washing ton, Wzlkes County, fo,. conducting the business of said corporation. 
_ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenfa- § 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 

tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have 

02 



108 



CHURCHES. 



Ti'iisiees of 

The PlX'jhy- 

lurian 

Cliurcli 

Lexinfjion 

iioiiiiiiated 

and iricor 

porated. 



Shall fiit all full power and authority to fill any vacancy which may 

vacancies, j^gj-g^fter occur in said board, by death, resignation, or 

' otherwise, in such manner as they may hereafter appoint by 

the by-laws of said corporation, 

tneDyidwbui i' IRBY HUDSOj>J,. 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 

Assented to, December 22d, n!27, 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 

[N0.337.] AN ACT to incorporate the Presbyterian Church in the 

town of Lexington. 
Preamble. Whcreas, it is necessary for the promotion of religion, 
that churches and religious societies be made capable of 
holding, enjoying, and defending any property that they may 
have, or may acquire, by gifts, grants, or otherwise ; 

Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Re- 
presentatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly 
'" met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, 
That John Rupert, William W. Baldwin, David McLaugh- 
lin, William Campbell, and John Pharr, elders of the Pres- 
byterian church in the town of Lexington, and their suc- 
cessors in office, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, 
a body corporate, by the name and style of " the Trustees of 
the Presbyterian Church or Meeting-House, in the town of 
Lexington ;" and they, the said John Rupert, "\¥illiam W. 
Baldwin, David McLaughlin, Wilham Campbell, and John 
Pharr, elders and trustees as aforesaid, shall be invested with 
all manner of property, both real and personal, all moneys 
due, or that may become due, gifts, grants, hereditaments, 
privileges, and immunities whatsoever, M^hich may belong- 
to the said meeting-house or religious society under the said 
denomination, or which may hereafter be made or trans- 
ferred to them ; the said elders and their successors in office 
to have and to hold the same for the proper use, benefit, and 
behoof of the said Presbyterian church; and the said elders 
and their successors in that office, in the name and by the 
style aforesaid shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, 
capable of suing and being sued ; and of using all necessary 
and legal steps for recovering and defending any property 
whatever, which the said church or meeting-house, newly 
erected in said town for the denomination aforesaid, may 
hold, claim or demand, and also with power to make all ne- 
cessary regulations concerning said building or the append- 
ages thereunto appertaining ; and to receive in the name of 
themselves and successors in office, fee-simple or other 
titles, to any estate or personality which has been sold or 
may hereafter be conveyed to said church. 
in case of §2. And bc it further enacted, Thatshould the eldership 
li'm on'he in said religious society become extinct by death, removal, 
*''i prf'f' °^' °*^^'' cause, that then and in that event, the right to the 
titiptiiaii new edifice and other property aforesaid, shall vest in the 
vesi membership of said church, at the happening of such con- 

tingency. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



Invested 
with pro- 
perly, &c 



ington Methodist Episcopal Church ;" and that John Harde- 
man, Paris Pace, Henry Hill, sen., Aleixander Jones, and 
Harris G. Jones, and their successors in office be, and they are 
hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate, by the 
name and style of the trustees of the Lexington Methodist 
Episcopal Church, and as such shall be capable and liable in 
law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and shall ^7 4"* 
be anthorized to make such by-laws and regulations as may sued. " 
be necessary for the goveniment of said church ; Provided, 
such by-laws are not repugnant to the constitution and laws 
of this State ; and for the purpose aforesaid may have and ' 
use a common seal, appoint such officers as they may think 
proper, and remove the same from office for improper con- 
duct or aeglect of duty. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees invested ■ 
shall be capable of accepting and being invested with all manDei- of 
manner of property, real and personal; all dcfnations, gifts, '^'"''"^^ 
grants, privileges, and immunities whatsoever, which may 
now belong to the said church, or which may hereafter be 
conveyed or transferred to them or their successors in of- 
fice, to have and to hold the, same for the proper benefit, 
use, and behoof of said church. 

§ .3. And be it further enacted, That any vacancy which Vacanoi-j.-: 
may happen by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of whenmirf, 
the trustees of said church, the Survivors or a majority of 
them shall fill the'same in such manner as shall be pointed 
out by the by-laws and regulations of the trustees aforesaid. 
- • ■• IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 4th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



aiay .sue 
and be 
3ued 



[WO. 2.38.] AN ACT- to incorporate the Methodist Episcopal 
Church in Lexington, OgietJwrpe County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, Tiiat from 
and immediately after the passage of this act, the church m 
Lexington, Oglethorpe county, now known as the Methodist 
church, shall be known and called by the name of " the Lex- 



Tru:-ilf e^ of 
I be Metho- 
dist Cliiircli 
in Lexing- 
ton ■nomi- 
nated and 
inoorjiora- 
icd 



AN ACT to incorporate the Preshyterian and Baptist 
Union Church, in the Town of Gresnshorough, iti the 
County of Greene, an4 appoint Trustees to tfie same. 

Whereas, the Presbyterian and Baptist societies, in the 
county of Greerie, have agreed and contracted for the erection 
of a house of worship for the mutual accommodation of each 
of said societies, in or near the town of Greensborough ; — 
and whereas, it is necessary for the promotion of religion 
and virtue, that churches or religious societies be made 
capable of holding, conveying, enjoying, and defending any 
property which they may acquire by donations or otherwise ; 

Be it enacted by the Senate and, House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General AssemMy met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Charles 
A. Redd, John Cunningham, and Ebenezer Torrence, and 
their successors in office, on the part of the Presbytej'ian 
church in or near said town, and Vincent Sanford, sen., 
Lemuel Greene, and John West, and their succes.sors in 
office, on the part of the Baptist church in said tovvn, shall 
be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body corporate, by 
the name and style of " the Trustees, of the Greensborough 
Union Church." 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Charles A. 
Redd, John Cunningham, and Ebenezer Torrence, and they 
the said Vincent Sanford, sen., Lemuel Greene, and .John 
West, under the style and name before recited, shall have 
full pov/er and authority to sue for and recover all such sum 
or sums of money as now are or hereafter may become due 
on account of subscription or otherwise to said church, in 
any court of law or any tribunal [trial] having jurisdiction 
thereof, and the rights and privileges of said church in any 
court or any tribunal [triaij whatever to defend. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by ihe authority aforesaid. 
That the said Charles A. Redd, John Cunningham, and 
Ebenezer Torrence, and their successors in office, on the 
part of the Presbyterian church, shall have power to fill all 



[N0.239.] 



Truslesa of 
tlie Greens- 
borough 
Ujiion 
Church no- 
minated 
and incor- 
porated. 



and hi: 
sued 



The T'lus- 
teea on tlie 
part of Ibe 
Presbytt- 
rlan 

Charch to 
fill yacau 
cies. 



• On the part 
of the Bap- 
tist t^h.ill 
have an- < 

ltiorit.\',&c.. 



CHURCHES. 



109 



vacancies which . may happen on their part, from time AN ACT to incorporate the Methodist Episcopal Church, l^ouo} 

to time, by death, resignation, removal or otherwise; in the Town of Jacksonborough, Scriven County 

and no person residing out of the county of Greene » •. ™^_^„j r,, .r . c^„„,^ „J^ „ , /. r, ^\ 

,han be igible as . „u..ee o„ .he par. of .ha Presbyerian J:^^^^^^^ a^r/JJ;^:Z |S , 
society, , J 7 .7 .7 .^ ^ -J ^*'^^ ^<^^^h enacted by the authority of the same. That from Jackson- 

§ 4. .4n<i 6e It further enacted by the authority aforesaid, ^ immediately after thp n'^<,^^aJJiJlvT!'u i u^ "orough 

That the said Vincent Sanford, sen., Lemuel Greene, and JacksTboroi^ ilr\tl CnS ^ ' ""''."'^V" and^^n' 

, , „, , , 1 .1 • • • JK 4i JdCKbonDorougn, fccnven County, now known as the Mp- ^""^ ""°f" 

John West trustees and their successors m office on the ^hodist Church, shall be known and called by the name of ^°""' 

part of the Baptist church, shall have power to fill all vacan- << T!„.i.c«r,T.^.o,.„u T»/r„.i._j:-. t7_: , ^, ^. Ir "'^V . "^ 



and their successors in office be, and they are hereby de- 
clared to be, a body politic and corporate, by the name and 
style of " the Trustees of Jacksonborough Methodist Epis- 
TTn^ rm *i, <■ fi\ v> u ^ ■ I. V. *^°P^' Church/' and as such shall be capable and liable in 

andEDenezerTorrence,onthepartofthePresbytenanchurch, Jaw to sue and be sued, plead and be rmpleadeS, and shall May 



trustee of the Baptist church 

§ 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the said trustees, Charles A. Redd, John Cunningham, 



Time, 
place, and 
rnauner of 
electing 
Trustees 
on the part 
of the Pres- 
byterian 
Church. 



Tirje, 
place, and 
manner of 
sleeting 
TruBtees 
on the part 
of the Bap- 
tist Church. 



Shall hold their office until the irst Saturday m January, ^^ authorized to make such by-laws and ;egulations"a"s mav '"''h"^ 
one thousand eight hundred and thirty ; on which said day ^, ^^ ,„^ ,,^ government of sakl cSf P.o«S Si. 

in every year thereafter, the male members and supporters ,^ch by-laws are not repugnant to the constitution and laws 

of this State ; and for the purpose aforesaid, may have and 
use a common seal, appoint such officers as they may think 
proper, and remove the same from office for improper con- 
duct or neglect of duty. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted^ That the said trustees invested 
shall be capable of accepting and being invested with all pmV&c 
\TAnTbe' it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, Tamf nnvilZf 'Vf- '"'^ personal,^all donations gifts, -^.tf ' 
That the said trustees, Vincent Sanford, sen., Lemue ^^1;^^ o^Sl nV. 1 . 1'''''',''^''^' "^l^ t^Zf 

Greece, and John West, trustees on the part of the Baptist "ZS of t' ll .7' '''.i ""'^ ^'''''^''i ^" 

„i,..,.„k .K„ii ^.^^A ..,.; J^ffi„.„ .,.♦;! .i,. L a «.*„.j1 :„ conveyed or transferred to them or their successors in office, 

to have and to hold the same for the proper use, benefit, and 
behoof of said church. 



year 

of the Presbyterian society shall convene at the Greens 
borouah Union church, and' then and there, between the 
hours of ten and two o'clock, elect from among the mem- 
bers of said Presbyterian church three discreet persons as 
trustees, who shall hold their offices for one year as afore- 
said, with the same poweis and for the same purposes as 
above declared. 



Trustees 
on the part 
of the Pr^s- 
hylurian 
Church to 
hold pro- 
perly for 
that 
church. 



On the pah 
of the Bap- 
tist. 



The joint 
powers of 
said Trus- 
tees. 



church, shall hold their offices until the second Saturday in 
January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty ; on which 
last said day in every year thereafter, the male members 
of the Baptist society shall convene at the Greenesborough 
Union church, and then and there, between the hours of ten 
and two o'clock, elect from among the members of the Bap- 
tist church three discreet persons as trustees, who shall hold 
their offices for one year as aforesaid, with the same powers 
and for the same purposes as above declared. 

§ 7, And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That they the said Charles A. Redd, John Cunningham, 
and Ebenezer Torrence, and their successors in office, 
trustees on the part of the Presbyterian church, shall be able 
and capable in law of holding, for the use of the said Presby- 
terian church exclusively, all such donations, gifts, and 
grants of property as may be given to the said Presbyterian 
society. 

§ 8. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That they the said Vincent Sdnford, sen., Lemuel Greene, 



§ 3. And he it further enacted, That any vacancy which Vacancies 
may happen by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of whJi, an^ 
the trustees of said church, the survivors, or a majority of ^''^''on* 
them, shall fill the same in such manner as shall be pointed 
out by the by-laws and regulations of the trustees aforesaid. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1 828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



AN ACT to authorize the Governor to issue a grant to [no.241.] 
the Methodist Church for a lot in the Toum of Colum- 
bus for religious purposes. 

Whereas the commissioners of the town of Columbus have Preamble, 
and John West, and their successors in office, trustees on ®et apart four lots for religious purposes, and the members 
the part of the Baptist church, shall be capable in law of ^^ ^^^ Methodist [church] have commenced improving lot 
holding, for the use of the said Baptist church exclusively, all ^- i" ^^^ said town ; 

donations, gifts, and grants of property as may be given to -^^ ^^ enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Theco- 
the said Baptist society. tivcs of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, ^hmized^io 

§ 9. And be it further enacted, That the said Charles A. ^^^ '^ ^^ hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That '^sue a 
Redd, John Cunningham, and Ebenezer Torrence, trustees ^'^ excellency the Governor be, and he is hereby authorized Met"hodist* 
on the part of the Presbyterian church, and they the said ^"^ required, upon application, to issue a grant for said lot a Jo^unCo- 
Vincent Sanford, sen., Lemuel Greene, and John West, to the trustees of said Methodist church in the said town ofiumbus. 
trustees on the part of the Baptist church, shall be vested Columbus, free of charges, to be held in trust by them and 
with full power to contract and agree with each other on *^^"' successors in office for the use of said society, for reli- 
the part of their respective churches, as to all privileges and g^o"^ purposes. 

internal regulations of said Greensborough Union Church ; IRBY HUDSON, 

which, when entered into, shall be binding and conclusive Speaker of the House of Representatives, 

between the said Presbyterian and Baptist churches, to all THOMAS STOCKS, 

intents and purposes whatsoever. President of the Senate. 

Assented to, December 22d, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 



President of the Senate. AN ACT to incorporate the Independent Presbyterian [no.242,] 
Assented to, December 19th, 1828. Church in the City of ^. Mary's. 

JOHN FORSYTH* Governor. Whereas a religious society has for several years past been Preamble. 



110 



CHURCHES. 



>%• 



established in the city of St. Mary's, and known as the Pres- body corporate, by the name and style of " the Trustees of 

bvterian conjrregation ; and whereas, it has become neces- the Methodist Church at Athens, in Clark County," with 

ary for the further promotion of religion and virtue, ajid the same powers as are herein granted to the Presbyterian 

he further prosperity of said society, that the same should 



church 



san 

the further prosperity - , . r ■• x o 4 j j. •. ^ , ,7 , 

be made capable of holdinij, enjoyuig, and defending any § i\ And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, invested 

property that they may have^ or may hereafter acquire, by That the above-named trustees and their successors in office ^eny^&c 

donation or otherwise ; . . , „ . „ '^^^^ be invested with all manner of property, both real and ^fj^^^^ ' 



nominated ^f,„ff,f: 
and incoi- Seniail 
porated. 



Be it therefore enacted by the Senafe and House of Repre- personal, \vhich th>-y mRy acquire or be possessed of, by 
itatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly gift, grant, or purchase ; and all privileges and immunities 



conveying 
tlie same. 



Invested 
wilh all 
manner of 
property, 
&c., and 
the power 
of convey- 
ing tlie 
same. 



May sue 
and be 
sued. 



Continu- 
ance ill 
office. 



jf , _ . . . 

met and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, which may belong to the said churches at the time of the 
That Arcbibiild Clark, Lemuel Church, and Robert Miller, passage of this act, or which miy hereafter be made, con- 
shall be and they are hereby dechired to b<", a body corpo- veyed, or transferred to them or their successors in office, 
rate, by'the name and style of " the Trustees of the First to have and to hold the same to the proper use, benefit, and 
Presbyteriiin Church of St. Mary's." _ behoof of the said churches ; and also, that the said trustees 

§^ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, or a majority of them shall, and they are hereby declared to 
That the said Archibald Clark, Lemuel Church, Henry R. be, capable of suing and being sued, impleading and being May sue 
Saddler, Israel Greer, and Robert Miller, trustees tis afore- impleaded, of having and using a common seal, and also ^^'g/® 
said and their successors in office, shall be invested with all of using all legal and necessary mean.?- for recovering or de- 
manner of property both real and personal, all donations, fending any properly whatsoever, which the said churches 
gifts, grants, hereditaments, privileges, and immunities what- may hold, claim, or demand. 

soever, that'may belong to said congiegation or society at § 3. And be it further enacted. That the said trustees, or May make 
the tim'e of passing thislict, or which may iiereafterbe made, a majority of them, shall have full power and authority to &c.''*'^'' 
conveyed, or transferred to them or their successors in office, make all by-laws and ordinances necessary for the govern- 
to have and to hold the same for the proper use, benefit, and ment of said churches, and not repugnant to the laws or Proviso, 
behoof of the said society ; and also that the said trustees, constitution of this State ; and also to appoint such officers 
and their successors in office, shall be, and they are hereby as they may deem necessary for conducting the business of 
declared, capable of suing and being sued, impleading and said corporation. 

beincT impleaded, and of using all necessary and legal steps § 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, '^'^^y ^^^. »'* 

for recoverino- any properly whatsoever that the said congre- That the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have full ^'*"""®^' 

eation or society may hold, or claim, or demand ; and also power and authority to fill any vacancy which may here- 

for recovering the rents, issues, and profits of the same, or after occur in said board, by death, resignation, or other- 

anv part or parcel thereof. \v\se, in such manner a.s.they may hereafter appoint by the 

§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, by-laws of said cor]>oration. 



Trustees 
how, 
when, and 



That the above-named trustees of said congregation or so 
ciety shall hold their office for the term of one year from the 
passage of this act, or until their successors in office shall 
be leg'ally chosen, according to the provisions hereafter men- 
tioned in this act. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That on the first Monday after the expiration of the year, as 



IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the Hoi;se of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



^ywilanJ" aforesaid, the male supporters of the Gospe! of said congre- AN ACT to incorporate the Trustees of Presbijterian [^o.24ri.i 

aation or' society shall convene in some suitable place (of Church in the Town of Milledgeville. 

which due notice shall be given), and there, between the ^^ ^^ enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Trustees of 

hours of ten and three o'clock, elect from the said sup- ^.j,^^ ^j ^j^^ gf^^^ ^j Georgia, in General Assembly met, lerla^'n'"'^" 

porters of the Gospel not more than five, nor less than three, ^^^ ^^ ^^ hereby enacted by the authority of the same, 'I'hat !rl''"'ch '» 

discreet persons as trustees, who shall hold their office tor j^^^^^g Camak, William Y. Hansell, Thomas W. Baxter, viiie'nlmi- 

one year, or until their successors are legally elected, with pj^j^j^ q^^^^^ Richard J. Nichols, Richard K. Hines, Samuel Jl^eorpo-"^ 

the same powers and for the same purposes as above de- goy^in, Peter J. Williams, and Seaton Grantland, trustees rated. 



clared. 

IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



County 

Trustees of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
teriEm*^^''^' ^"'^^ of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met. 
Church in q„(j[ if {g hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
mlnated""" James Nesbit, A. Walker, James Jackson, E. L. New- 
pmieT^'ton, John Nesbit, 



of the Presbyterian church in the town of Milledgeville, and 
their successors in office, shall be, and they are hereby de- 
clared to be, a body corporate, by the name and style of the 
trustees of the Presbyterian church in the town of l\iilledge- 
ville ; and the said James Camak, William Y. Hansell, 
Thomas W, Baxter, Hugh Craft, Richard J. Nichols, 
Richard K. Hines, Samuel Boykin, Peter J. Williams, and 

Seaton Grantland, trustees as aforesaid, and their successors 

[N0.243.] AN ACT to incorporate the Trustees of the Preshyte- ■■^^ office, shall be invested with all mannerof property, both inve^toi! 
rian and Methodist Churches at Athens, in Clark ^g^l and personal, which they may acquire or be possessed J^anne,''o 

of, by gift, grant, purchase, and all privileges and immuni- propeny, 
ties whatsoever, which may belong to said trustees of said 
church under said denomination, or which may hereafter be 
made or transferred to them the said trustees and their suc- 
cessors in office, to have and to hold same for the proper 
L. A. Erwin, and M. W. Dobbins, use, benefit, and behoof of the said Presbyterian church ; 
and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby de- and the said trustees and their successors in office, in the 
clared to be, a body corporate, by the name and style of the name and by the style aforesaid, shall be, and they are here- . 
Trustees of the Presbyterian Church at Athens, in Clark by declared to be capable, of suing and being sued, and of Mnysue 
S'e^Metiio-^ County ;" and that James Meriwether, William Lumpkin, using all necessary and legal steps for recovering and de- ^^^^^ 
distchurcii Cicero Holt, Asbery Hull, and Right P^ogers, and their sue- fending any property whatever, which the said trustees of 
nominated ccssors in officc, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a said church may hold, claim, or demand. 

and incor- 
porated. 



CHURGHES. 



Vacancies 
how and 



May make § 2. And he it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, 
ty-iavvs, rpj^^j. ^j^g gjj^lj trustees, or a majority of them, shall have full 
power and authority to make all by-laws and ordinances 
necessary for the government of the temporal affairs of said 
Proviso, church, not repugnant to the laws and constitution of this 
State'; and also to appoint such officers as they may deem 
necessary for conducting the business of said' corporation. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or 
d majority of them, shall have full power and authority to 
fill all vacancies which may hereafter occur in said board, 
by death, resignation, or otherwise, in such manner as they 
may appoint by the by-laws of said corporation. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



Ill 



N0.245.] AN ACT to make valid the Acts of the Trustees of the 
Congregational Church or Meeting-House of White 
Bluf, to regulate the future election of Trustees, and 
to errvpower them to sell fifty acres of land, and a lot in 
Vernonbmg, and to raise funds on the liledge or mort- 
gage of the Property of the Corporation. 
leambie. Whereas, the trustees of the Congregational chu'-ch or 
meeting-house of White Bluff, in the discharge of trust, have 
(done acts not in the strict accordance with the powers 
vested in them by their charter of incorporation, which 
acts, however, are of a beneficial nature to the said corpora- 
tion, and have hiet the entire approbation of the corporators ; 
and whereas, doubts have arisen as to the validity of those 
acts, and also as to the .time for the annual election of trus- 
tees, and as to the number of trustees to compose the board 
for the said corporation ; and whereas, the said corporation 
hold, and are entitled to a tract of land and a lot in Vernon- 
burg, which are wholly unproductive, and which it would, 
be for the interest of said corporation to sell ; and whereas, 
the present board of trustees have, with the approbation of 
the corporators, erected valuable and expensive buildings on 
a lot of the said corporation, in the city of Savannah^ and 
have not sufficient corporate funds to complete the same, 
and to pay for said improvements; and whereas, the said 
corporators have petitioned the General Assembly of this 
State for art act to quiet the said doubts, and to enlarge the 
powers of the said trustees ; 
he acts of ^^l. Be it therefore enacted hy the Senate and House ofRe- 
l^rT^ presentatives of the State of Georgia, m General Assembly 
ade vlw. '"^^' "-^^ ^^ ^* hereby enacted hy the authority of the same, That 
■ the acts of the present board of trustees of the Congrega- 
tional church or meetiiig-house of White Bluff, and their 
predecessors in office, and all sales and purchases of corpo- 
xate property, and all contracts made by them in relation 
• thereto, be, and the same are hereby legalized and con- 
firmed. 



be lawful for any three freeholders, who are members of the 
congregation, to call a meeting of the members and sup- 
porters of the Gospel in said church or meeting-house, for 
the purpose of electing five trustees, who, when elected, shall 
hold their offices until the first Monday in March thereafter ; 
Provided always, that the said freeholders shall give at least Proviso. 
two weeks' public notice, by a written advertisement posted 
up at the said church or meeting-house of said intended 
meeting, for the purpose of electing trustees as aforesaid. 
Tu^ ^V ^"^ !>eii further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Vested 
1 hat the present board of trustees, and their successors in ^^"hpower 
office, shall have, and they are hereby invested with, full aci-es of ^ 
powers to sell a tract of land containing fifty acres, and a ""'"'*"• 
lot in Vernonburg, the property of the said corporation, 
upon such terms as shall appear to be for the benefit of such 
corporation, and to lay out the money arising from such sale 
in such manner as shall be for the interest and advantao-e of 
said corporation. " 

§ 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, May pledge 
'J'hat the present board of trustees shall have power tomort- gage mo- 
gage, or otherwise pledge, all or any part of the property of pe"y.. &c., 
the said corporation, to enable them to raise money to pay mo™^ 
the debts due by the said corporation, or which shall here- 
after be incurred in improving the said property. 

WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



AN ACT to authorize the Governor to issue a Grant to 
the Baptist Church for a lot in the Town of Columbus, 
for religious purposes. 

Whereas, the Commissioners of the town of Columbus 
have set apart several lots for religious purposes, and the 
members of the Baptist church have erected a commodious 
building on one of them, known as lot A. in said town ; 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaHves 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it 
is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That his 
excellency the Governor be, and he is hereby authorized and 
required, upon application, to issue a grant for said lot to 
the trustees of said Baptist church, in the said town of Co- 
liimbus, free of charges, to be held in trust by them and their 
successors in office, for the use of said society, for religious 
purposes. 

WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 18th, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



[no,246.J 



I'rcamblc. 



The Go- 
vernor au- 
thorized to 
issue a 
grant to 
the Baptist 
Church for 
a lot in tlia 
town of Co- 
lumbus. 



mhrmed ^ j \ ^""^ ^^ U further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
office, i hat Patrick Houston, Peter Dowell, Daniel Nungizer, Na- 
thaniel Nungizer, and Matthew Salfner, the present acting 
board of trustees, be confirmed in their office until the first 
Monday in March, one thousand eisht hundred and thirtv • 

'w and ^"^ ^'^^^ °" ^'^^^ "^^y^ ^^^ ^" ^"^'i fi''st Monday in Marcll 
hen to be thereafter, annually, the members and supporters of the 
ecied. Gospel in the said church shall convene at the church, 
and there, between the hours of ten and one o'clock, elect 
five trustees, who shall hold their offices for one year, and 
shall have full powers to carry the purposes of the charter of 
the said corporation into effect, 
'w'and' rr^ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
henfiiied. Ihat if, from any unforeseen event, there should be no elec- 
tion held on the first Monday in March in any year, it shall 



AN ACT to incorporate the Trustees of the Baptist [tio.Wi.\ 
Church in the Town of Warrenton, Warren County. 
Whereas, a religious society was established in the town Preamble. 
of Warrenton, on the 11th of July List, under the name of 
"the Baptist Church at Warrenton ;" and whereas, it is ne- 
cessary that the said church should be made capable of hold- 
ing, enjoying, and defending any property that they now 
have, or may hereafter acquire, by grant, donation, or other- 
wise ; therefore. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Trustees or 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it ciuir^h^i,?' 
is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That John Warrenton 
Fontaine, Henry Lockheart, John G. Winter, John Moore, and"?ncor. 
Joseph Wright, Samuel Gheesling, William Calliberry, P"'""*"- 
Thomas Locket, and Robert Fleming, trustees of the Bap- 
tist church at the town oi Warrenton, and their successors 



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CLERKS. 



invested 
with all 
mauner of 
property, 
&c., aud 
the power 
ol' convey 
ing the 
same. 



May sue 
and be 
sued. 



Continu- 
ance in 
otiice. 



Trustees 
when and 
tiow elect- 
ed. 



in office, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be a body 
corporate, by the name and style of " the Trustees of the 
Baptist Church at Warrenton ;" and the said John l?ontaine, 
Henry Lockhart, John G. Winter, John Moore, Joseph 
Wright, Samuel Gheesling, William Castleberry, Thomas 
Lockett, and Robert Fleming, trustees as aforesaid, and their 
successors in office, shall bo invested with all manner of pro- 
perty both real and personal, which they may acquire or be 
possessed of by gift, grant, or purchase, and all. privileges 
and immunities whatsoever which may belong to said trus- 
tees of said church, or which may hereafter b6 made or 
transferred to them the said trustees, and their successors in 
office, to have and to hold the same, for the proper use, be- 
nefit, and behoof of the said Baptist church at Warrenton ; 
and the said trustees, or their successors in office, in the 
name and by the style aforesaid, shall be, and they are hereby 
declared to be capable of suing and being sued, and of using 
all necessary and legal steps for recovering and defending 
any property whatever, which they the said trustees of said 
church may hold, claim, or demand. ' 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the above named trustees shall be allowed to continue 
in office two years, counting from the second Saturday in 
November, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine ; and at the 
expiration of two years from the above named date, the male 
members of the said Baptist church shall proceed to re-elect 
by ballot the same, or nine others, who shall continue in 
office two years ; Provided, nevertheless, that no person re- 
elected resides out of the county : and it shall be the duty 



of the male membera of the said church biennially to elect a 
board of trustees on the second Saturday in November, or 
as soon thereafter as convenient, and to keep a record of 
such election in the regular church book ; and in all elec- 
tions, the church will always keep in the board a majority of 
trustees, who are members of the Baptist church. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted bg the authority a foresaid. Vacancies 
That whenever any vacancy shall take place in the" board of Jl^^.vf 'and 
trustees by removal, death, or resignation, the board of 'iv ^hom 
trustees, or any two members thereof, shall inform the clerk ^'"'"^' 
of the church in writing, and the clerk shall lay the same 
before the said Baptist church, and immediately, or as soon 
thereafter as practicable, the male members shall elect some 
eligible person or persons to filj such vacancy or vacancies 
as may exist in said board of trustees. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted hj the authority aforesaid, Maymaiie 
That the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have full &c.'^'^^' 
power and authority to make such by-laws and ordinances 
as may be necessary for the management of the temporal 
affairs only of said <;hurch, not repugnant to the laws and 
constitution of this State ; and also to appoint such officers • 
as they may deem necessary for conducting the business "of 
said board of trustees. 

WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 18th, 1829. 

^ GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor 



CLERKS. 



[xo.248.] AN ACT* to repeal an Act,entitled an Act to compel the 
Clerks of the Superior Courts to keep their Offices at the 
Court-House of their respective Counties,or within one 
mile thereof, passed the Ith day of December, 1807, so 
far as respects the Counties of Appling and Dooly. 
Repealed. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
the before-recited act, so far as respects the counties of 
Appling and Dooly, be, and the same is hereby repealed. 

ALLEN DANIEL, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 25th, 1822. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 

. [so. 349.] AN ACT to repeal an Act, entitled an Act to compel the 
' Clerks of the Superior Courts to keep their Offices at 

the Court-Houses of their respective Counties, or 
within one mile thereof, passed the 7th day of Decem- 
ber, 1807, so far as respects the County of Early. 
Repealed. ^^ ^^ enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
the before-recited act, so far as respects the county of Early, 
be, and the same is hereby repealed. 

ALLEN DANIEL, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 6th, 1S22. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 

* See Act (No. 163) raodifying this Act. 



AN ACT to legalize and make valid certain ^cts of l^o.'ibo.} 
■ Turner Persons, while acting as the Deputy- Clerk and 
Agent of Isaiah Tucker. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives t'^^ *•=•» °' 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is p "rsons, aa 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That all deeds, ^Sof 
mortgages, conveyances, executions, processes, and other warrcn 
writings, of whatever nature or kind, enrolled, or certifi- legai'i^, 
cates made and given, and signed by Turner Persons, pro *"• 
Isaiah Tucker, who was the clerk of the Superior Court of 
Warren county, shall be received, held, deemed, considered, 
and admitted as evidence in any court of law and equity in 
this State, in like manner as if the same had been done and 
signed by the said Isaiah Tucker, in his own proper person ; 
any law, usage, or custom to the contrary notwithstanding. 

ALLEN DANIEL, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, November 26th, 1822. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



AN ACT to compel the Clerks of the Inferior Courts, in [>;o.25i.] 
the several Counties in this State, annually, at the first 
term of the Superior Court, in their respective Coun- 
ties, to make and exhibit to the Grand Jury a statement 
of the County Funds, showing the Receipts and Ex- 
penditures of their said Counties for the preceding 
year^ 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 9®j''^."^ 
fives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and counsre- 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That it J|JJIj'j*y ,""' 
shall be the duty of the clerks of the Inferior Courts, in the make an^ 
several counties in this State, annually, at the first term of the ' cranu 



CLERKS. 



llo' 



jiiryoi tii€ the Superior Court, in their respective counties, to make and clerk ; and for which Certificate the said clerk shall receive 

coiimy exhibit to the grahd jury a full and complete statement of twenty-iive cents. DAVID ADAMS, 

'"'"'* the county funds, showing the receipts and expenditures of Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

their said counties For the preceding year ; in which state- THOMAS STOCKS, 

ment they shall not only specify alfthe moneys by them re- President of the Senate. 

ceived and paid out, but the names of the persons from Assented to, December 19th, 1823. 

whom the same has been received, and for and on what ac- G. M. TROUP, Governor. 

count the same has been paid out. ^ ■ ISIL 

Failing to § 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, AN ACT to repeal an Act to compel the Clerks of the [>;o.35:5. ; 
do so,°nay -pjia^j. g^gj,y clerk failing and neglecting to comply with the Superior Courts to keep their Offices at the Court- 
ed (oTmJi- requisitions of this act may, for the said offence, be presented house of their respective Counties, or within one Mile 
oml%T by the. grand jury for malepractice in office, u[)on which thereof, passed the seventh day of December, one tliou- 
the Attor- gaid presentment it shall be the duty of the Attorney or So- g^^id gig]^i hundred and seven, so Jar as respecls the 
"aTor Soli- licitor General to prosecute, as in other cases of present- County of Decatur. 

rauSd ments by grand juries, for ofTences punishable by law ; and ^^ .^ ^^^^^^^ ^ ^^^ g^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ Rcpresenta- r.epea,..d.. 

.0 prose- on conviction, the said clerk may be fined, or fined and re- ^.^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ of Georgia, in General Assembly met, ^l^Zu. 

^""^- . moved from ofiice, at the discretion of the court. ^^^ -^ -^ ^^^^ ^ ^^^^^^^ ^ ^^^^ authority of the same, That *'"'y "f 

Reasonable § 3. And bc it further enacted by theaufhonty aforesaid ^^^ before-recited act, so far as respects the county of Deca--""""' 

'S7!SZ. That the justices of the Inferior Court shall allow their said ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^,^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^ ^. \^^,^^^ 

edihe clerks such compensation as IS reasonable and just tor their JOHN ABERCROMBIE 

I'lcfse'"' services required by this act. Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

^'"^^- § 4. tIk^ fee z</Mr«Ae?' enacted, That all laws and parts ot '^ ALLEN B POvVblLI 

laws militating against this act be, and the same are hereby President of the Senate. 

repealed. ^ ^ , ,^o Assented to, December 20th, 1824. 

DAVID ADAMS. ' n a/t TT3r»T-T> r^ 
o 1 rxi- TT ri3 . I- G. M. IROUP, Governor. 
Speaker of the House of Representative.^. 

THOMAS STOCKS, ^^ j^^rj, ^^ Wa/,%e the Acts of Deputy Clerks of the [no.254.j 

, T-w 1 or. J YooQ /Superior and Inferior Courts and Courts nf Oramarif, 

Assented to, December 22d, 1823. 7 *7 *>^ ^ xr ' ^' . 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. under the age of twentij-one Years. 

— Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rcpresenta- Tiie nct^ of 

[N0.252.] AN ACT to estdhlish an office for recording the BirtJis lives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and ef^rk'/^,,. 
cf the Citizens of this State, in each County of the said it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That fi-om der the aae 
State. ^^^ immediately after the passage of this act. all the ■acts-"ne'"ia,'i«' 

Whereas, much inconvenience has been experienced in heretofore done by the deputy clerks of the Superior, Infe-'-'j;-! 
this State from the difficulty of obtaining testimony of the "O"-' '^"^ Courts of Ordinary in this State, under t.ie age of 
ai^es of persons interested in questions of rights before our twenty-one years, be, and the same are hereby mace as legal 
courts ; and whereas, embarrassing difficulties frequently f^^ valid as if such deputy clerks, at the date ol such acts, 
imoede the correct administration of justice on this subject ; J^^^^ ^een twenty-one years of ag'e ; Provided, that nothing PHneipai. , 
Clerks of fo/ remedy whereof, ^f e^" contained sha 1 be consa-ued to exempt tne principal -t;-''-',;;^ 

%:^ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives <^^^'-''' ^'^^ ^^J l^^^ility the>r deputies may have incurred. lUy .. 
i-equiied to of the Statc of Gcorgla, in General Assembly met, and it is „ , JUiii\ Al5£.iU^KUiUi>ii., ,;,,. 

r::r;,erte hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and ^P^^^^^ "^ the House of Representatives. 

aSTrson« immediately after the passing of this act, it shall be the duty o ' ) , i" ' 

who may " of the clcrks of the Courts of Ordinary, in each county re- . , ^ , .^ , no ^''^^^^^"^ °^ ^"^ Senate. 

S"eive, spectively, to enter and register in a book, to be kept for Assented to, December 20th, i824^ 

mT'here- ^^^^^ purpose, the names of all persons who may report ^- ^^^- ^^^^'^^i 'jovernoi. 

after be themselves to him, or who may be reported by their parents . . ., . ^m 3 7 7\ ^ /-<7 7 ^ 7 ^ 

InTh;'""' or guardians, as well as all those who may be hereafter born ^^ ACT to regulate the Fees of Clerks of the Courts [.vo.25.5.] 
County, within the said county, and who may be reported as aforesaid, v Ordinary, in certain cases. 

pr.uf of upon due proof being made by affidavit or oath to the said Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Feesof tiie 
inTbook^' ^^^""^^ of the said birth ; and that the said clerk shall be en- of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is J.'j|"^j,'," 
to be kept titled to take and receive for each registry which he shall be hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and -^asps pie- 
p'l'rpose. called on to make, the sum of twenty-five cents. after the passing of this act, the clerks of the Courts of Ordi- ''''"'"^'' 

^n<iatk!n ^ ^' ^"^ ^^ it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, nary in this State shall be, and they are hereby entitled to 
shaii be 25 That the parents or guardians of children now in life, or who demand and receive the fees hereinafter stated ; 
P*ar'ents Qiav be hereafter born, may, upon application to the dork Issuing letters of guardianship . . . . ^1 00 

and Guar- of the Court of Ordinary aforesaid, and upon payment of Taking a bond for guardian 50 

a'pp"bca- the aforesaid sum to the said clerk, require him to enter the Making out and signing indenture of ap- 

I'ave^their"!^"^® °^t'^^s^i<i <^^i^<^' ^Jth the time and place of his or her prenliceship 1 00 

children's birth. Rule nisi, in each case 60 

tered/^"'^" §3. And he it further enacted. That the said clerk shall Rule absolute, in each case 50 

SrfeVand ^^rfcit and pay the sum of five dollars for each and every issuing process against persons charged 

pay §5 for refusal to enter the said births as aforesaid, upon such appli- with mismanagement, in each case . . 60 

CTefyTe*^ cation as aforesaid being made. For each additional copy 25 

s"'t' <T-- ^ '^' "^^""^ ^^ ^^ further enacted. That the said entry so as Issuing process against persons in defliult, 

trymadl'^ aforesaid made, shall be received and held as evidence of for not making returns, in each case . 50 

a^y TOun" ^^^ ^^^^^ ^"^ ^"^ ^^ ^^^^ person or persons as it purports to For each additional copy 25 

nfiawin represent, in any court of law or equity ill this State, by the For each subpoena 12^ 

'° ^^^^^' production either of the original book of entry, or of the For entering an appeal and transmitting 

certificate of the same, under the hand and seal of the said the proceedings to the Superior Court . 2 00 

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114 



CLERKS. 



ir, certain § 2 A7id be it further enacted. That in all other cases, 
thorfzed'to where services are required to be performed by the several 
receive the clerks of the Court of Ordinary in this State, and no fees 
ITtuI"'" are given by law, the said clerks shall be entitled to and 
Clerks of j.g(.eive the same fees as clerks of the Superior and Inferior 
wor Courts. Courts are allowed for similar services; any law to the con- 
trary notwithstandini?. JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate, 
Assented to, December 20th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[N&.356.] AN ACT to repeal an Act, entitled An Act to compel 
the Clerks of the Superior and Inferior Courts to keep 
their Offices at the Court-house, or within one mile 
thereof, passed the seventh day of December, one thou- 
sand eight hundred and seven, so far as respects the 
County of Ware, 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of t/ie State of Georgia, in General Assembhj met, and it is 
hereby enacted by tfie authority of the same. That the befure- 
recited act, so far as respects the county of Ware, be, and 
the same is hereby repealed. 

DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 
Speaker jpro tern, of the House of Jlepresentatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1826. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



AN ACT to compel the Clerks of the Superior and In- [no.259.] 
ferior Courts of the County of Tatnall to keep their 
Ofjices at or within one mile of the Court-house in said 
County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Required to 
lives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and .Xm""^" 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That from ^i""" o"e 
and after the passage of this act, the clerks of the Superior coutt'- 
and Liferior Courts of the county of Tatnall shall keep their '"'""^■ 
offices at or within one mile of the Court-house of said 
county. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted. That all laws or parts of 
laws militating against the same are hereby repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 4th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



Repealed 

so far as 
relates to 
Ware 
County. 



[N0.257.] AN ACT to compel tJie Cleric of the Superior Court of 
Emanuel County to keep his office at, or within five miles 
of, tlie Court-house of said County. 

Reauiredto Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 

office with- of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 

in five hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and 

tiie Court- after the passing of this act, thnt it shall be the duty of the 

^'"'^'^' clerk of the Superior Court of Emanuel County, be, and he 

is hereby required to keep his office at or within five miles 

of the Court-house of said county, any law to the contrary 

notwithstanding. DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 

Speaker pro tern, of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 24th December, 1825. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[N0.258.] AN xVCT to specify the amount in which the Clerk of 
the Inferior Court of the County of Wilkes shall be 
compelled to give official bond. 

Ketiuiredto Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
^^ive bon4^^ tii^gg qJ f/jg State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
of |5(wo. and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
from and after the passing of this act, the clerk of the Infe- 
rior Court of the county of Wilkes, who may be hereafter 
elected to office, shall, before he enters on the duties thereof, 
give bond and security, to be approved by the justices of the 
Inferior Court of said county, or a majority of them, in the 
sum of five thousand dollars, instead of the sum of three 
thousand dollars, as heretofore required by law. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts 
of laws militating against this act be, and the same are 
hereby repealed. DUNCAN G. CAMPBELL, 

Speaker pro tern, of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 17th, 1825. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Required to 
keep tiieir 
offices 
within one 
mile of lUe 
Court- 
house. 



AN ACT to compel the Clerks of the Superior and In- rNo.260.T 
ferior Courts of the County of Ware to keep their 
Offices at or within one mile of the Court-house of said 
County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, I'hat 
from and after the first day of January next, it shall be the 
duty of the clerk of the Superior and clerk of the Inferior 
Courts of Ware county to keep their offices at or within one 
mile of the Court-house of said county. 

§ 2. Aud be it further enacted, That all laws and parts 
of laws militating against this act be, and the same are hereby 
repealed. ' 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1827. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



AN ACT to amend the first section of an Act, entitled [N0.26I.3 
An Act to alter and amend the several Estrdy Laws of 
this State, passed December the fourth, eighteen hun- 
dred and sixteen, so far as to authorize and co7npel the 
Clerk of the Inferior Court of Wilkes Comity to ad- 
vertise in the Washington News. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Required 
the State ofGeorgia,in General Assembly met, and it is hereby '^^^^^^^^^'^^ 
enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after ^^^^'^.J^ in^ 
the passage of this act, it shall be lawful for the clerk of the jn^to,,"" " 
Inferior Court of Wilkes county to advertise all estrays in ^""'"vs. 
the Washington News, any law or usage to the contrary not- 
withsianding. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate, 
Assented to, December 20th, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



AN ACT to authorize the Clerk of the Inferior Coiirt of fNo.263.j 
Columbia County to advertise the Estray Sales in the 
Constitutionalist. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Requi^edto 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, adve''^'=« 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, the consti- 
That after the passing of this act, the clerk of the Inferior tuiionaiisi, 



i^ 



CLERKS. 



115 



Court of Columbia county is hereby authorized and required 
to advertise all estrays, tolled and returned in the county 
aforesaid, in the Constitutionalist. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act 
are hereby repealed. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assente<l to, December 1 9th, 1828, 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor, 



Jlcquired to 
keep their 
offices 
within one 
mile of tlie 
Court- 
iiouse. 



[N0.363.] AN ACT to compel the Clerks of the Superior and In- 
ferior Courts of Dooly County to keep their Offices 
within one mile of the Court-house of said County. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and 
immediately after the passage of this act, the clerks of the 
Superior and Inferior Courts ofDooiy county shall keep their 
offices within one mile of the Court-house in said county, 
any laws to the contrary notwithstanding. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 9th, 1828. 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[N0.264.] 



Required to 
keep his 
office with- 
in three 
miles of 
the Court- 
house. 



Not to af- 
fect the 
present 
Clerli. 



AN ACT to compel the Clerk of the Superior, Inferior, 
and Court of Ordinary, of Telfair County, to keep his 
Office at or within three miles of the Court-house of said 
County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 
from and imnnediately after the passage of this act, it shall be 
the duty of the clerk of the Superior Court of Telfair county, 
to keep his office at or within three miles of said Court- 
house : any law militating against this act be, and the 
same is hereby repealed. 

§ 2, And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That nothing in this act shall be so construed, as to operate 
upon the present clerks during their present terms of service, 
any law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

IRBY HUDSON, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20tb, 1828, 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor. 



[N0.265.] AN ACT to authorize the Clerk of the Superior Court 
of Loxmdes County to transcribe the Records of said 
Court, and to legalize the same. 

luihoHzed^ . ^^ ^* enacted by the Senate and House of Reprcsenta- 
so trans- ^^^^^ <f the State of Georgia, in Gcnercd Assembly met, 
reco'dllnio "'*^ ^^ ^^ ^^''^% enacted by the authority of the same. That 
book"' the present clerk of the Superior Court of the county of 
Lowndes be, and he is hereby authorized to transcribe in 
sufficient bound books, to be provided for him by the jus- 
tices of the Inferior Court of said county, and paid for out of 
the county funds thereof, all the records of what kind soever 
belonging to said court. 

P2 



§ 2. And be it further enacted. That so soon as said clerk 
shall have completed the transcript aforesaid, it shall be his 
duty to notify the justices of the Inferior Court of said 
county, who shall assemble, compare, and revise the same ; 
and so soon as the same shall agree with the original manu- 
script, the said justices shall issue their certificate of the 
fact, which shall be recorded upon the records of said court ; 
and immediately thereafter, the said transcribed records 
shall be legalized, and become the public records of said 
county. 

IRBY HUDSON, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1828, 

JOHN FORSYTH, Governor, 

, • 

AN ACT to require the Clerks of the Court of Ordinary 

of the several Counties of this Sldte, to record in their 

Offices all Guardians' and Jidndnisti ators' Bond^. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 

of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 

it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That from 

and after the passage of this act, it shall be the duly of the 

clerks of the Court of Ordinary of the several counties of this 

State to record, in a book to be kept for that purpose, all 

guardians' and administrators' bonds taken before the Court 

of Ordinary of their several counties, within six days after 

the same is executed. 

§ 2, i?e it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. 
That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act 
be, and the same are hereby repealed. 

WARREN JOURDAN, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 18th, 1829. 

GEORGE R, GILMER, Governor. 



The Jus- 
tices of the 
Inferior 
Court re- 
quired to 
con) pare 
and reviet 
the same. 



Shall be 
the public 
records. 



[no.266. 



Clerks of 
the Courts 
ofOrdinary 
required to 
record all 
guardians' 
and admi- 
nistrators' 
lionds in 
their 
offices. 



Repealing 
clause. 



AN ACT to repeal an Act, entitled " An Act to repeal an [no.267.j 
Act, entitled An Act to compel Clerks to keep their 
Offices at the Court-houses of the respective Counties, 
or ivithin one mile thereof, passed 1th December, 1807, 
as far as respects the Counties of Wayne, Tatnall, 
W ilkinsmi, and Laurens, passed lOth December, 1808," 
so far as respects the County of Wayne ; and to com- 
pel the Clerks of said County of Wayne to keep their 
Offices at the Court-house of said County, or ivithin 
one mile and a half thereof. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- The act rs- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, '^'''''! '" "^«^ 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That tins act re- 
somuch of the above-recited act as relates to the county of Pa^lTs^'it^re- 
Wayne, be, and the same is hereby repealed. laresto 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That from and after the cie^ks^of 
passage of this act, the clerks of said county of Wayne co^^,"® ,, 
shall hereafter keep their offices at the Court-house of said keep their 
county, or within one mile and a half thereof. ti5e Comt 

WARREN JOURDAN, "ou^e. 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1829. 

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor. 



[ 116 j 



CONSTITUTION— 1824. 



[xo.270.] 



Tiie Go- 
vernor 
eleclive by 
tlie people. 



The fltt- 
uiiii wlit:i, 
where, ai'd 
Ikiw hekl. 



The i-e- 
limi; how 
sfc.iied lip 
ami (lircct- 
fri. 



AN ACT to alter and amend the second section of the 
second Article, nf the Constitutioii of th& State of 

Georgia. 

Whereas, the second section of the second article of the 
Constitution of the State of Georgia is in the following 
Mords : — "The Governor shall be elected by the General 
Assembly, at their second annual session after the rising of 
this Convention ; and at every second annual session there- 
after, on the second day after, the two houses shall be or- 
ganized, and competent to proceed to business ;" and as 
the said section requires amendment ; 

Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Re- 
presentatines of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly 
met, and it is hnehy enacted hy the authority (f the same, 
That as soon as this act shall have passed agreeably to the 
requisitions of the Constitution, the following amendment 
shall be adopted in lieu of the said section. "The Go- 
vernor shall be elected by the persons qualified to vote for 
members of the General Assembly, on the first Monday in 
October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hun- 
dred and twenty-five ; and on the first Monday in October 
in every second year thereafter, until such time be altered 
by law ; which election shall be held at the place of holding 
general elections, in the several counties of this State, in 
the same manner as is prescribed for the election of mem- 
bers of the General Assembly. The returns for every elec- 
tion of Governor shall be sealed up by the presiding jus- 
tices, separately from other returns, and directed to the Pre- 
sident of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Re- 
presentatives, and transmitted to his excellency the Go- 
vernor, or the person exercising the duties of Governor for 
the time being, who shall, without opening the said returns. 



cause the same to be laid before the Senate, on the day 
after the two houses shall have been organized, and they 
shall be transmitted by the Senate to the House of Repre- 
sentatives. The members of each branch of the General ^aid re 
Assembly shall convene in the Representative Chamber, opened^., 
and the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the P^bUshed. 
House of Representatives, shall open and publish the returns 
in presence of the Genera! Assembly ; and the person having ThepersoK 
the majority of the whole number of votes given in, shall be 5o"fty^t^ 
declared duly elected Governor of this State : but if no ^^ iieciaied 
person have such majority, then from the persons having in Tate ot 
the two highest nurBber of votes who shall be in life, and "o^"^'' 
shall not decline an election at the time appointed for the theOn- ' 
Legislature to elect, the General Assembly shall elect im- beXsen 
mediately a Governor by joint ballot; and in all cases of^y "i*^ <^e- 
election of a Governor by the General Assembly, a majority sembiy. '' . 
of the votes of the members present shall be necessary for 
a choice. Contested elections shall be determined by both contested 
Houses of the General Assembly, in sucli manner as shall e'ecucns. 
be prescribed by law." 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 17tb, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor 
JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate, 
Assented to, Novem-ber 17th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



COUNTIES.—1820. 



[.\'o.273,] 



The di- 
viding, hue 
belweeu 
Camden 
:uid 

Wayne 
Cou'iilie?, 
ii.hde 
knuwii 
Hiid esta- 
bliiheri. 



AN ACT to alter and amend an Act to make known 
and establish the Dividing Line between Camden and 
Wayne. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted by tlie authority of the same. That 
from and immediately after the passage of this act, the di- 
viding line between the county of Camden and the county 
of Wayne shall begin at the ford of Little Satilla, where the 
post-road crosses the same, thence along the post-road to 
the Big Red Cap, thence along said Big Red Cap until it 
intersects the Big Bay, tlience along the Big Bay to where 
the Bis Branch makes out of said Big Bay, thence along 
said Big Branch to the Great Satilla Swamp, thence along 
the road leading down said Swamp to where said road 
crosses the Great Satilla River, at the mouth of the Bufl^alo, 
from thence to the lower line of the second district of Wayne, 
w^hero lots Nos. 24 and 240 join, on the Indian boundary ; 
the above-mentioned boundaries shall hereafter be considered 
as the permanent dividing line between Camden and Wayne, 
any law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALB01\ 
President of the Senate, pro tern. 
Assented to, 13th December, 1820. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



AN ACT to repeal the eleventh section of an Jlct, passed 
the I9th December, 1818, to organize the Counties 
of Walton, Gwinnett, Hall, and Habersham, and to 
authorize the Justices of the Inferior Courts of said 
Counties to sign Land Warrants issued on Head. 
Rights. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That the ele- 
venth section of an act passed the 19th December, 1818, to 
organize the counties of Walton, Gwinnett, Hall, and Ha- 
bersham, be, and the same is hereby repealed. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the Justicesofthe Inferior Court, or a majority of them, 
in the counties aforesaid, be, and they are hereby authorized 
to sign any land warrant which may be issued on bead 
rights in their respective counties after the passing of this 
act, so far as respects the parts of the counties of Franklin 
and Jackson which were added to the above-named counties, 
any law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 13th, 1820. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



[N0.2r4.] 



The ele- 
venth sec-^ 
tioii of ihe 
act of the 
19th De- 
cnniber, 
1818, to or- 
ganize 
Walton, 
&c. repeal- 
ed. 

The .hif- 
tice.sof the 
Inferior 
Courts in 
said Coun- 
ties autho- 
rized to 
sitiM land ■ 
warrants 
on hearij 
rii;ht3 



COUNTIES. 



117 



ib.] 



A part of 
Glymi 
Counly' 
ad(lfc(\"to 
the CViiiiily 
of VVayiie. 



A part of 
the Bruns- 
Xyick road 
to be kept 
in repair by 
tlie citizens 
of Wayne. 



AN ACT to add a part of Ghjnn County to the Countij 
of Wayne. 
Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from 
and immediately after the passage' of this act, that all that 
part of Glynn county lying above a line to commence on 
the Altamaha river, at the lower end of Glark's Bluff, run- 
ning in a direct course to the Brunswick road, to strike said 
road between James May's and the Clayhole Swamp ; thence 
running a west course till it strikes the post- road leading 
from Fort Barringtcn to St. Mary's, shall be added to and 
become a part of the Qounty of Wayne. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That so much of the 
Brujiswick road as lies above the afore-mentioned line shall 
be kept in repair by the citizens of Wayne, any law to the 
contrary notwithstanding. DAVID ADAMS, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December IStb, 3820, 

JOHN CLAEK, Governor. 



The Infe- 
rior Court 
of Wayne 
County au- 
thorized to 
have the 
records of 
their Coun- 
ty tran- 
scribed, 

&C. 



[N0.276.] AN ACT to authorize the Inferior Court of Wayne 
County, to transcribe the Records of the Superior and 
Inferior Courts, and Court of Ordinary of said 
County, into new and well-hound hooks, and to make 
the same the Records of said Courts. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the ^ame, That from 
and after the passage of this act, the Inferior Court of Wayne 
county are authorized and empowered to have such of the 
records of the Superior and Inferior Courts, and Court of 
Ordinary of said county, that are not in well-bound books, 
to be fairly transcribed into neAV and well-bound books, and 
have the same in alphabetical order. 
A speedy § 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Inferior 
aut'hoHzed. Court are authorized and empowered to take such steps as 
will ensure a speedy and correct transcript of the records 
aforesaid. 
What isaid § 3. And be it further enacted, That so soon as the said 
do"vhen'^' Inferior Court shall be informed that the manuscript copies 
said trail- of said records shall be finished, the said Inferior Court shall 
decTared' to appoint two fit and proper persons to examine and correct 
''I'letfr"'' ^^^ ^^^^ manuscript copies ; and, when corrected, they are 
Required to make report to the Inferior Court of such manu- 
script copies, which report shall be entered on the minutes 
of said Inferior Court, and the books therein referred to shall 
be deposited in the olSces of the clerks aforesaid; which 
duplicate record shall be considered by the said officers of 
. said courts as original records, and received in evidence as 
such in all courts, in the same manner as if the same had 
not been transcribed. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That the said Inferior 
Court are hereby authorized to pay out of the county funds 
a reasonable sum for the transcribing said records, and pro- 
vide at all times out of the county fjnds for all necessary 
expenses for stationary and books for recording, for the use 
of the said Superior and Inferior Courts. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 13tb, 1820. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and Tiieiine' 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That u'l'coun- 
the lines dividing the counties of Walton and Gwinnett shall '^^ °f 
commence at the boundary line, about three miles down said and Gwin- 
line, from the Rock Bridge, and run a straight direct line ^^^l^^' 
along by the house of James Morris, to the house of Mrs. 
Runnells, on the Hog Mountain road, about foiir miles up 
said road, from the present line dividing said counties. T*"^ ■'"''■ 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That the Justices of the Sior 
Inferior Court of the county of Walton may appoint as many wauofto 
persons as they may think proper, to run and plainly mark appoint 
said line, agreeable to the afore-mentioned section, and pay ?un and'° 
for the same out of the county funds of Walton county ; Pjai.^'^gaid 
and if the justices of the Inferior Court of the county of mfe' and 
Gwinnett, may think proper to appoint any assistants to run samlmitof 
said line, he or they are to be paid for their services out of t|_'e County 
the county funds of Gwinnett county. 



§3. 



funds. 
Gwinnett 



And be it further enacted, That there shall be nothing cf°",oj ,„(. 



so construed in this act, as to prevent any civil or military litary offi 
officer, wjiich may fall in either county, from holding their 
commissions ; any law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

DAVID WITT, 
• Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 22d, 1 820. 

.JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



cers falling 
in either 
County to 
retain their 
commis- 
sions. 



AN ACT to acid a Part of Telfair County to the County 

of Montgomery. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
from and immediately after the passing of this act, the 
dividing line between the counties of Telfair and Mont- 
gom.ery shall be as follows : beginning at the junction 
of the Little Ocmulgee with the Great Ocmulgee River, 
thencQup the said Little Ocmulgee to its fork, thence up the 
north prong of the said Little Ocmulgee to Browning's mills, 
thence by a straight line to be drawn to the mouth of Joiner's 
Creek, where the same enters the second prong of the Little 
Ocmulgee, thence up the said second prong of the Little 
Ocmulgee to the Pulaski line. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted, That all that part of Tel- 
fair county, which lies on the north side of the line aforesaid, 
shall be, and the same is hereby added to the county of 
Montgomery ; any law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

DAVID WITT, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 2 1st, 1820. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor.. 



[N0.278.] 



A part of 
Telfair 
County 
added to 
Montgo- 
mery. 



The lines. 



What par; 
of Telfair 
County 
added to 
Montgo- 
mery> 



The Court 
autlitrlzed 
to pay out 
of the 
County 
funds a 
reasonable 
sum for 
auch ser- 
vice. 



[N0.277.] AN ACT to alter and define the Line between the 
Counties of Walton and Gunnnett. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 



AN ACT to add a Part of the County of Walton to the r?fd.^79.] 
County of Jasper. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives a pan of 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it ^^^^ 
is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That &M that added to 
part of Walton county which lies southwardly and easfwardly of'jasper''. 
of the line hereinafter mentioned, shall be added to and be- 
come a part of the county of Jasper ; that is to say, begin- The lints, 
ning at the point where the road called Conner's road strikes 
the present boundary line between the counties aforesaid^ 
on lot number one hundred and fifty-two, in the first dis- 
trict of Walton county, and running westwardly a straight 
course to where the road aforesaid, the river Ulcofauhatchie, 
on lot number two hundred and eighty-nine, in the district 
aforesaid, thence down the said river Ulcofauhatchie, to the 
line of Jasper county, 



118 



COUNTIES. 



The Jus- 
tices of the 
Inferior 
Court of 
Jasper to 
liave the 
line run 
and niarli- 



§ 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty 
of "the justices of the Inferior Court of the county of Jasper, 
to cause the said line to be run and plainly marked by the 
county surveyor, within three months from the passing ot 



Jackson County to each of the Counties of Walton, 
Gwinnett, and Hall, and a -part of Franklin to the 
Counties of Habersham and Hall. 
Whereasj some of the lines dividing some of the aforesaid Preamble. 



this act, and that the expense of the same be paid by tlie counties were designated by old roads, not very much in 

ed, and pay county of Jasper. use; and whereas, persons living near such roads are in the 

Officers § 3. And he it further enacted. That all militia ofhcers j^^i^j^ ^^ turning such dividing roads at pleasure round their 

eompre- pornnrfihended Within the territory hereby added to Jasper houses, ... 



hold their 
commis- 
sions. 
All suits 



; , comprehen( 

wwrin the county, shall hold tlieir respective appomtments. 

Gut-offto ^ ^ j^^j^ ^g ^f further enacted. That all suits pending in 
the" county of Walton, in the Superior or Inferior Courts, 
against any person residing within the limits hereby added 

pendhig in ^^ ^^iq county of Jasper, shall be removed to and tried in the 

county of Jasper. ^ . ,,,rr. 

^ DAVID ADAMS, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 



of Walton, 
in the Su- 
perior and 
Inferior 
Court*, 
against per- 
sons cut off, 
to be re- 
moved to 
Jasper. 



Assented to, 21st December, 1820 



so as to throw them in which county they may think 
proper, so as to evade civil process, militia duty, payment 
of tax, and etfect many irregularities contrary to the true 
intent and meaning of the aforesaid law ; — for remedy 
whereof. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, 'J'hat 
it was the true intent and meaning of the aforesaid law, 
and shall be so considered, that where any road ran at the 
time of passing the aforesaid law, being a dividing line be- 



tween any of the aforesaid counties, was the true line; and 
JOHN CLARK, Governor, ^i^^j^ ^^^^ alteration of such road by any citizen of either 

county, did not efiect an alteration in the county line, any 



Where a 
road was 
the di- 
viding line, 
it shall stiP. 
lie consi- 
dered the 
dividing 
line; and| 
no altera- 
tion of ths 
road shall ' 
affect it. 



[NO.280.] AN ACT to authorize the Justices of the Inferior Courts usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding. 

of the different Counties in this State to have tran- DAVID WITT, 

scribed in new and well-bound books the Records of 



rn new 
their respectivd Counties, and to legalize the same. 

The Jus- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
inZioV^'^ fives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
Courts au- ^„£^ if is hereby enacted by the authority of the saine, That 
ihodEed to ^,jg j^jg^jggy of y\^Q Inferior Courts of the different counties 
at in this State, be, and they are hereby authorized and em- 
aTythne.'" powered, at any time they may think expedient, to cause 
to be fairly transcribed into new and well bound books, tiie 
whole or any part of the records of their respective counties. 
Officers re- § 2. And be it further enacted. That it shall be the duty 
quired to q^ xh^ ofRcers of the difierent counties as aforesaid, or any 
themTothe person having charge of any of the county records, to deliver 
who are them to the justices aforesaid when required ; and the said 
authorized justices or a majority of them (the whole number being pre- 
sent) are hereby authorized to appoint a fit and proper per- 
son to transcribe all or any part of the records of their re- 
spective counties, and take bond with good and sufficient 
security for the faithful execution of the duties aforesaid, 
who shall take and subscribe an oath to that effect. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That after the manu 



Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 22d December, 1820. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



have tran- the justices of the Inferior Courts of the different counties AN ACT to appoint the Justices of the Inferior Court [no.282.] 
scribed the j^^ ^[^jg gj^^^g^ ^6, and they are hereby authorized and em- qJ Montgomery County for the time being, and their 

successors in ojjice, Vommissioners jor the Jriibnc 

Buildings in said County. 

^ I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly 
met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That from and immediately after the passing of this act, the 
justices of the Inferior Court of Montgomery county, and 
tlieir successors in office, shall be, and they are hereby ap- 
pointed commissioners for the public buildings in and for 
said county. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners 
for the public buildings who are now in office, shnll on or 
before the first day of January, eighteen hundred and twen- 



to appoint 
some fit 
person to 
transcribe 
Shem. 



, ,, ,- ^ . , J ^, ■ ^- p -J 1 n tv-two, return to the lustices of the Inferior Court of said 

scrint cony sha be finished, the justices as aloresaid shall -^ ' , , , , n r t r i ■.•.!* 

suinji ».u|jj snail 1 J ,. .. county, by schedule, all funds of every description that may 

be in their hands, belonging to said county, as commissioners 

aforesaid. DAVID ADAMS, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 

Assented to, 30th November, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



After the 

manuscript 

is finished, ... .u • i 

the Court appoint two fit and proper persons to compare the said 
IwoTper- manuscript copy with the original ; and if found correct, 
sons to gjjaii he received by the justices aforesaid and deposited with 
th7!an^e, the originals in the difierent offices to which they belong ; 
Mrrect'w''^ which Said originals shall be preserved in said offices to be 
be received referred to if necessary. 

ti"ed''with § 4. And be it further enacted. That the said duplicate 
the origi- jecords shall be received and considered as oiiginal records, 
office." and so received in the difierent courts of records through- 

Sererarts out this State, any law, usage, or custom to the contrary AN ACT to repeal an Act, entitled " An Act for the 
Mived'^'and notwithstanding. 

coiridered § 5. And bc it further enacted, That the said justices 
ghiai"^ &t shall be, and they are hereby authorized to defray the ex- 
To defray pensts of transcribing the records out of the county funds. 

DAVID WITT, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 



The Jus- 
tices of the 
Inferior 
Courtmadc 
Conmiis- 
sioners for 
the public 
bnildingsir! 
Montgo- 
mery 
County. 



The Com- 
missioners 
now in 
office re- 
quired to 
return to 
the Inferioi 
Court, by 
schedule, 
all funds of 
any de- 
iicription. 



all ex- 
penses out 
of the 
County 
funds. 



Assented to, 22d December, 1820. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



[xo.281.] AN ACT explanatory of an Act, passed the I9th De- 



better regulating Fences on Harris's Neck, in the 
County of Mcintosh." 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority aforesaid. That an 
act, passed on the second day of December, 1 809, entitled 
"An Act for the better regulating fences on Harris's Neck, 
in the county of Mcintosh," be, and the same is hereby re- 
pealed. DAVID ADAMS, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 



[N0.283. 



The act o( 

1809 re- 
pealed. 



President of the Senate. 
cember, 1818, to organize the Counties of Walton, Assented to, 16th December, 1821. 
Gwinnett, Hall, and Habersham, and to add a part of JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



COUNTIES. 



119 



[no.384.] AN ACT to add a part of the County of Henry to the and proper persons for the purpose of buildina a court- 

County of Walton, and a part of Walton to Henry. house and jail in said county, which, after thiity da^s' notice 

Apart of § 1. 5e it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- j" one or more of the public gazettes of this State, shall be buLnesfto 

Coumy sentatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly ^^^|o the lowest bidder, the said justices taking bond, with lliJ^"^{ 

added to met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, sufficient security, for the faithful performance of said con- Ma^t'n 

*"" """on! That the line between the counties of Walton and Henry tract -.Provided, that until the justices of the Inferior Court mii^publ 



lie site is 
fixed on. 



tlie Coil 

^nti^^pa'^' shall be as follows, to wit ; beginning at the eighteen mile ^"'^^ purchase land, and fix on the site of the public build ^^^^^^^ 
t'oHenV"post ou the line between the counties of Morgan and mgs, and erect a temporary court-house, the elections and t^ Coun 
County.; YValton, thence a direct line to the corner between lots ^^"^J, ^^5^' j'® '^pW at the house of Martin Robb [Kolb]. iL^iZ^: 
No. three hundred and three, three hundred and four, two V 2. Arw/ be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, ■I'.pritoem 

1 hat the jushces of the Inferior Court for Walton 



hundred and ninety-five, and two hundred and ninety-six, in 
the fourth district of Walton, and thence the same course 
until it intersects the present dividing line between the 
counties of Walton and Gwinnett ; and all that part of 
Henry county, lying north-east of the above-mentioned line 
shall be, and the same is hereby added to the county of 
Walton ; and all that part of Walton lying to the south- 



shall have full 



",, " plov some 

Iton county fit person to 



power to contract with some fit and proper "'"'"^ ^^^ 
person, to run and plainly mark the several artificial lines nS' ''" 
herembefore designated, which shall be paid for by the 't'Inl' 
county of Newton. ■' pafd by 

if ■„/l1,?l!'^„'5'rf^.^''"/"f'^''^.*^ t^"^^(^^tf^ority aforesaid, coTJty" ' 

are 



„. , ,...„ _ That all militia officers and justices (.f the peace, who are J^JJI.'^'',;" 

west of said line shall be, and the same is hereby added to comprehended withm the county of Newton, shall hold their ^i'">>J^J'in 
the county of Henry . . 

Theiineto § 2. And be it further enacted, That immediately after commissioned for said county 



ll'l^^-l''l^^T}''^"''^T' '" .^'''^ "'^""^' '^^ if they had been ton'S.y 



Said"fbr*bJ the passage of this act, it shall be the duty of the Inferior § '^' ^"^ ^« it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, offices. 

"'6 County Court of Walton county, or a majority of them, to appoint ^^^^ the said county of Newton shall be added to, and ^iZd°to 

" "" '""■ some fit and proper person to run and plainly mark the said become a part of the Western Circuit of this State ; and the ii'^ West- 

line, as contemplated by this act; and all expenses accruing Superior Court of said county shall be held on the third Wherihe 

by running said line shall be paid by the Inferior Court of Monday in April and October, and the Inferior Court of ^J^^^^ 

Walton county out of the county funds. ^=^1'' county;shall be held on the second Monday in June and i^iek). 

All officers §3. And be it further enacted by the authority of oresaid, •L'ecember. 

""""^their That all officers of the militia and justices of the peace now § ^- -^^^ *« it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, SaidCoun- 

in office, in that part of the county of Walton which is by That so soon as the county lines are run and plainly marked, oVhito'di'^ 

this act added to the county of Henry, shall hold and exer- the justices of the peacje now in office, or any three of them, [^'i'Jian'*' 



retain 
■commis- 
sions. 



cise their respective offices in the county in which they may 
fiill, in like manner as if commissioned for said county, any 
law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 15th, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



shall proceed to lay off said county into captains' districts,' Eec- 
and shall immediately proceed to elect two justices of the '!""=of;Jiis" 
peace, and nuhtia officers to command said districts ; first Peace." 
giving fifteen days' notice, at one or more public places 
in said districts, except in those districts where those now in 
office may fall. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Justices of 
That any three justices of the peace now in office in said Court.'^'and 
county shall proceed, after giving twenty days' notice in Q^'"g% 
three or more public places in said county, to the election wiien a!id 
of five justices of the Inferior Court, clerk of the Superior Xed^ ^^ 
and Inferior Court, sherifl^, coroner, county surveyor, col- 
lector and receiver of tax-returns ; and make return ac- 



[N0.285.] AN ACT to lay out a new County, out of the Counties 

of Jasper, Walton, and Henry. 

Anew : ^ \. Be it enacted bt/ the Senate and House of Repre- cordingly. 

formed out seututlves of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, § 7. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. The Jus- 

collmiesof ^'"'^ *'^ ^'* ^^'^''^^y <^nactcdby the authority of the same, That That so soon as the justices of the Inferior Courts shall be tSr" 

Jasper, a new county shall be laid off, out of part of the counties of elected and commissioned, they, or a majority of them, shall Courrau- 

and He"nry. J^spcr, Walton, and Henry, that is to say ; beginning on the be, and they are hereby authorized and required to purchase pmcba«e a 

d'a''ries''of"' Ulcofauhatchie river, where the old boundary line intersects a tract of land, not exceeding two hundred two and a half l-"\?'^ "'",'' 



the 



said new 
County. : 



fiir tlie pub- 



the same ; thence, running south nineteen, east eleven miles, acres, on which to fix the site of the public buildings, and licsiie.'an.i 

until the same line shall intersect the Morgan and Jasper lay off the same into lots, and dispose of the same at public fi^mf 

county Ime ; thence, along said line until it strikes the old auction, to the highest bidder, on a reasonable credit ; and ^<^^ ' 

temporary boundary line; thence, along said boundary line the proceeds of sale, after paying the first cost of said land, 

to the eighteen mile-post, or corner of Walton county; shall be appropriated to the payment of the public buildings 

thence, along said line of Walton, until it corners on the and other county purposes. 

line of the county of Gwinnett; thence, south 45° west, §8. And be it further enacted by tie authority aforesaid,'^'''^'^"^^^'^ 

to tne South Ocmulgee river ; and thence, down the same That tlie justices of the Inferior Court, or a majority of aM7petk"'' 

and to Its junction with the main river; thence, along them, shall convene at the place of holding court as soon as J^^g^o 

t.ie Ulcokuhatchie, to where the temporary boundary line possible, for the purpose of selecting grand and petit jurors, 'I's law" 

or beginning part intersects the same ; and all that part of and proceed to drawing said jurors for the ensuing courts, in Jbr^e.'" 

the counties of Jasper, Walton, and Henry comprehended the manner pointed out by law, regulating the selecting and 

within the lines aforesaid, shall form a new county [to be] drawing grand and petit Jurors in this State, 
xice^ of th T r^" ^^"'^^ "^™^ "^ Newton ; and that the justices of the § 9. And be it further enacted, That all suits now pending ah suits 

inftri"r' ^ Alienor Court, hereafter appointed for said county, or a in any of the courts of the counties from which this county ,"„Ti„''an''" 

^iorizA"to"^T^'-^ of them, shall be vested with full power and was taken, which by the constitution and laws of this State "''"th" ^"^ 

fix on the authority to fix on the site of the public buildings for said are properly triable in the county now laid out, shall be a<."ains' 

public sue. county, which shall be as near the centre of said county as transferred accordingly. peisonscut 

convenience will admit of; at which place the courts and § 10. And he it further enacted. That the militia of the t°ans"e''rred. 

elections shall be held, as soon as suitable buildinirs are county aforesaid shall be added to, and form a part of the ^.wed'io''* 

erected thereat; and said commissioners, or a majority of first brigade of the fifth division of the militiaof this State. "'" ^'f^' 
them, are autliorized and empowered to contract with fit ^ \\. And be it further enacted, That all laws or parts Sfm*"' 

• Divisien. 



SlwU be 

-called 

Newton 



The Jus- 



120 



COUNTIES. 



Repealing of acts militating against this act be,- and the same are here- 
(. ause. , repealed. 

' DAVID ADAMS, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 24th, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



Ino.286.] an act to organize the Counties of Dooly, Houston, 

Monroe, Henry, and Fayette ; to add a nirt of Henry 

to the County of Fayette; and to establish an additional 

Circuit, to he called the Flint Circuii; and in the mean 

time to attach the said Counties to the Southern, Oc- 

tnulgee, and Western Circuits. 

Elections § 1. Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 

S'the'ime- tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 

™r Courts j^f ^g hereby enacted hy the aathority of the same, That it 

In eaci/oV shall be the duty of any three or more of the persons here- 

ues''on°gTv- inafter named, not being themselves candidates, in each of 

iiig twenty the counties aforesaid, to hold an election for five justices of 

tlcefarthe the Inferior Court, in each of the counties aforesaid, giving 

places de- ^^ \q^sx. twentv davs' notice when said election shall be held, 

sisnatetl in , , ■ i i ■ i ;• i 

tills act. at the places by this act to be designated for tiie temporary 
holding of the Superior Courts in the said counties ; and the 
said persons shall certify from under their hands to the Go- 
vernor the five candidates who have the highest number of 
votes, who shall thereupon be commissioned by the Governor, 
and hold their office until the next election for justices of the 
Inferior Court in course throughout the State, unless their 
Commis- offises shall become sooner vacant by law ; and that the fol- 
sioiiers to jQ^ying persons be, and they are hereby appointed commis- 
, tend the sioncrs for superintending the said elections in the counties 
I'id^'&'u!" aforesaid, to wit : for the county of D;:>oly, WiUiam Hilliard, 
tj^ap- William Donaldson, Thomas Smith, Rowe Harris, Moses 
For Dooly Duett, Benjamin Posey, and Abraham Bush ; for the county 
FotiIous- of Houston, Turner Everett, Daniel Cornwall, Nathaniel 
tonCoun- M<Call, John Reener, Thomas Harvey, Washington Rogers, 
ForMon- and EH Nunn ; for the county of Monroe, NeudygateOus- 
roeCoun- ley, James Norris, George Cabiness, John Cornton, John 
C. Willis, Henry Conder, and Henry Jimmerson ; for the 
For Henry county of Henry, William Harkins, David Castlebury, 
^'^^"'>- Cheedle Cochran, Solomon Stricklin, William M'Knight, 
Charles Gates, senior, and Lee Jeffers ; for the county of 
For Fay- Fayette, James Strawn, Thomas A. Dobbs, Richard Res- 
cue coun- pj^gg^ j_ j^j_ ^, Montgomery, and Jesse Harris. 

Tiie-Uis- § 2. And he it further enacted, That the justices of the 
j'j^g*;"'/''^ Inferior Courts of the counties aforesaid are hereby ap- 
conrtsap- pointed comrnissioners of the Court-houses and Jails of 
Commis- their respective counties, and they are hereby vested with 
sioners for ^\j\\ powcr and authority to fix on the site for the public 

the public ,..,': . , . ■' . , • , 1 ,1 , ' , ' 

buildings, buildings m thtir said counties, which shall be as near the 

fix^ 'on"li)e centre thereof as convenience will permit, having a due re- 

puh|'fsiw-s gard to the present population of the said counties, and their 

t^/as'near probable increase therein, until said counties shall be subdi- 

a"\o!"ve^-' '^i'^f'^' ; ^^ which places the courts and general elections 

iiience will shall be held, as soon as suitable buildings shall have been 

They are erected; and the said justices, or a majority of them, are 

'^iu)°rized to ^^''^'^^ authorized to purchase or lease as much land as they 

jmrchaseas may deem sufficient for the erection of the said public build- 

'iS'ihey''^"'^ ings, and to contract with any p&vson or person-^ tor building 

may deem a Court-hause and Jail in the aforesaid counties respect- 
sufficient, • 1 ' 
&c. for ively. 

- pokes' ''"" § ^- ^"'^ ^" ^^ further enacted. That the justices of the 

The said Inferior Courts of the counties aforesaid shall have full power 

Tayoff's^a^'i ^^^ authority, and shall proceed, as soon as may be after 

Counties their appoiiit;nent, to lay off the said counties respectively 

into Cap- ■ . , • ^ 1 • , ■ . 1 . , . , . . 

tains' Dis- into as many captains districts as they m their discretion 
whale'"'" ^^y ^'""^^ proper; and whenever said'districts shall be so 
Justices of laid off and defined, the justices of the Inferior Courts afore- 



said, or any two of them, shall advertise and superintend an the Peace 
election in each captain's district for two justices of the ^^^^^' 
peace, giving fifteen days' notice thereof ; who shall be com- 
rriissioned by the Governor, and continue in office until the 
next election in course for justicas of the peace throughout 
this State, unless their offices shall sooner become vacant 
by law. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of The .lus- 
the justices of the peace, after they shall have been commis- p^f^^^ '"* 
sioned as aforesaid, to advertise in their respective districts wheneiect- 
the elections of captains and subaltern officers, as required veltise ?he 
by the militia laws in force in this State ; the said elections ejections »f 
to be superintended and certified agreeably to the provisions and snbai- 
of the said militia laws. ■ J,e^™ ^JI'',e- 

§ 6. And be it further enacted, That the justices of the quired by 
Inferior Courts of the counties aforesaid, or a majority of law. ""'"^ 
them, are hereby authorized and required to advertise, at q'^'^% 
least fifteen days, at three or more public places in each of iio^v and 
the aforesaid counties, and then hold elections therehi re- etelfted° ^^ 
spectively for clerks of the Superior and Inferior Courts, 
sheriffs, coroners, tax-collectors, receivers of returns of tax- 
able property, and county surveyors ; which said elections 
shall be held at the most central place in each of the said 
counties respectively, to be designated by the justices cfthe 
Inferior Court, or a majority of them, in their advertisements 
of such elections as aforesaid. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted. That it shall be the duty The Go- 
of his excellency the Governor to commission all officers, ^^™^^'a' 
civil and military, in the counties aforesaid, who may commis- 
be elected agreeable to the provisions of this act. ceredufv^ 

§ 7. Andbeit further enacted, Thcit the justices o{ the In- e'ecied.' 
ferior Court in each county aforesaid, respectively, as soon Petu Jurors 
as they shall be' commissioned and qualified, shall proceed ed'"j,y°''ihe 
to select grand and petit iurdrs, agreeably to the laws now infenoi 

• J. ° y .■ ,1 1 ■ r ■ • Court,s. 

m force regulating tne drawing of juries, 

§ 8. Andbe it further enacted, That whenever the officers Field offi- 
in each captain's district shall have been elected and com- tTbeliect- 
xnissioned agreeably to the provisions of this act, it shall be ed. 
the duty of the justices of the Inferior Court of the counties Justices of 
aforesaid to advertise the elections of the field officers of each required to 
county, giving twenty days' previous notice ; and it shall be sam'eiec-' 
the duty of the justices of the peace, or any two of them, in "on- 
said counties, to superintend the said elections, and certify of those' '" 
the same, as required by the militia laws in force in this ^"""j'gX- 

State. Houston to 

§ 9. And be it further enacted, That whenever the militia Hrlsfdef 
of the aforesaid courtties are organized agreeably to the pro- f.'-'^'*' Divi- 
visions of this act, they shall be attached as follows : the booiy, se- 
county of Houston to the first brigade of the sixth division ; ^ade/gij,,, 
tiie county of Dooly to the second brigade of the sixth divi- Division, 
sion ; and the counties of Monroe, Henry, and Fayette to Henryfand 
the first brigade of the fifth division of the militia of this .^"ye'.'e to 

■ =5 the First 

State. Brigade, 

§ 10. And be it further enacted, That immediately from ^J,^^ '^'^'' 
and after the passing of this act, the fourth, fifth, thirteenth, a pan or 
fourteenth, and seventeenth districts of Henry county shall coiuVty 
be detached therefrom, and added to the county of Fayette, p^y"',^" 
any law to the contrary notwithstanding. Coumy. 

§ 11. And be it further enacted, That from an J after the diJaTW-' 
next annual meeting of the General Assembly, the said coun- '^"^'^'j""!' 
ties of Dooly, Houston, Monroe, Henry, and Fayette, shall said coim- 
form and constitute a circuit, to be called the Flint circuit ; |,'^'|^;,,^'![[p 
and the General Assembly, at their next annual meeting, Fiiutcir- 
shall proceed to elect a judge of the Superior Courts thereof, A^judeo to 
and a solicitor-general. he elected 

§ 12. And be it further enacted, That until an appoint- sion. 
ment of a judge and solicitor-general of the said Flint cir- p"ese'!it 
cuit, the counties of Dooly and Houston shall be attached to ""iision 
the Southern circuit, and the county of Monroe shall be at- mtacbed'to 
tached to the Ocmulgee circuit, and the counties of Henry emeirciili' 
and Fayette to the Western circuit ; and it shall be, and it Wonroe to 



COUNTIES,— 1821. 



121 



the oomui- is hereby declared to be, the duty of the jndges and solicitors- 

HM^^and general of the circuits to which the said counties are hereby 

Payette to temporarily attached, to open and hold Superior Courts 

arncireuit. therein, at such place as the justices of the Inferior Court 

Ind sS- shall fix, agreeably to the provisions of this act, at the fol- 

or General lowinff times, to wit : fof the county of Dooly, on the third /-tc,-^ ^x. 

Xd1a[d Monday in Mav and November; for the county of Houston senativesof-the State of Georgia, in General Assembly %^,^^ 

Courts. on the fourth' Monday in May and November ; for the "?^'^' "^^^ ^V *}^ authority of the same. That the com mis- coumy au- 

holding 

said 

Courts. 



to alter and amend an Act " to organize the Counties 
of Early, Irwin, and Appling," passed the ^Ist day of 
December, 1819, so far as respects the duties of the 
Commissioners of Early County. 

§ 1. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Repre- Com 



mi3- 
ioners of 
Early 



Times of 



Courts. 



county of Monroe, on the first Monday in June and Decem- ^^^^f ^s named in said act, or a majority of them, are hereby ob'Sn 
ber ; for the county of Henry, on the second Monday in authorized^ and requn-ed to obtain by lease or otherwise for Z;^;^ ^,„ 
June and December ; for the county of Fayette, the Thurs- ^f"^ ^^^^[y ^ "s®' whatever quantity of land may appear to wnici. 'to 
day after the second Monday in June and December. ^f ^m to be necessary to erect some temporary buildings for j^l'^^'ry'""' 

§ 1 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, ^^^ "^^ .°^ "^^ county, for holding the Superior and Inferior P"'5'ip 
?S "" That the Inferior Courts in the county of Dooly shall be held ^^"^^^ '"' ^"^ ^^^ ^Iie transaction of such other county busi- ft" courts, 
on the third Monday in March and September ; in the "'^^^ ^^ ^^ performed at the court-houses, which shall be held ^'^■ 
county ofHouston, fourth Monday in March and September; and considered as the place for holding courts, elections, 
in the county of Monroe, first Monday in May and October ; ^^'-'^ ^"^ ^^ ^"O" ^^ ^^^^^^ ^^ ^ temporary building pre- 

- pared, and until there is a permanent site fixed on, and 

buildings erected for the county's use, and no longer, any 
law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. When n.e 
That so soon as said commissioners have made such choice laiaed^o''' 
of a site, and have secured the privilege, that it shall be their ''^'. °"' '^^^ 



in the county of Henry, on the second Monday in May and 

October ; and in the county of Fayette, third Monday in 

May and October, 
Unti! the § 14. And be it further macted. That until suitable build- 
are 'fixed*^ ings are erected, and a site to be established by law, the Su- 
on, Courts perior and Inferior Courts in the counties aforesaid shall be 
heidatsudi held at such places as the justices of the Inferior Court, or a 

[hrinVI majority of them, shall appoint ; and the elections for jus- - , - - - 

Courts may tices of the Inferior Court shall be held at such places as the ^^"^^^"^ <^^ *^^ ^^""^^ ' ^"^ ^^^ ^°^'"^y ^^ herelyj declared to 
tiirect. — .^.„;-,,; :..„:»..„<• ti — , ;_i„j u_ ..i,:^ , be bound for the amount of whatever the Commissioners may 



duty to proceed to let out a house on the most economical 
principles as in their judgment will best promote the in- 



building 
upon prin- 
ciples of 
economy. 



commissioners, or a majority of them, appointed by this act, 

shall direct ; Provided, the places for holding said elections stipulate for the erecting said temporary court-house 



shall be as near the centre of said counties, as may, in their 
judgment, be most convenient for the inhabitants thereof. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 24th December, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



[N0.287.] AN ACT to he entitled An Act to define the Line he- 
tioeen the Counties of Franklin and Jackson ; and to 
add a part of Franklin to the County of Jackson. 
divfd'i'n"! § 1 . i?e it enacted by the Sermte and House of Representa- 
Frankiin tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembh/ met, and 
^"n Coun- ^^ ^^ hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from 
ties^de- and after the passing of this act, the line dividing the coun- 
ties of Franklin and Jackson shall commence where the 
Grove level road strikes the Hall county line ; thence along 
said road to Malone's old store ; thence a direct line to 
where the present Jackson county line strikes the Madison 
county line ; and all that part of Franklin county lying south 
and south-west of the aforesaid line shall be added to and 
ofJac'k'smK become a part of the county of Jackson. 
rior^'court ^ ^* ^'^"'^ ¥ it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
of Jackson That the justices of the Inferior Court of the county of Jack- 
nrorize/w ^^"' ^"^ any three of them, shall, as soon as convenient, con- 
empioy tract with some fit and proper person to run and plainly 
mark the line contemplated in the aforesaid section, from 
Malone's old store to the designated place on Madison 
county line, nnd pay such person, when such line is com- 
w for it, pjeted, out of the county funds of the county of Jackson. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 25th December, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



A part of 
Franklin 
added to 



somie fit 
person to 
run and 
mark said 
line, and 



§ 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, sosoon as 
That whenever there is a permanent site and suitable build- LmTite-is 
ings erected fcir the county's use, that it shall be the duty of fi^ed^upon, 
said commissioners to dispose of the former to the best ad- missioners 
vantage, for the county's use and benefit. former ^^'^ 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That it is hereby de- Commis- 
clared to be the duty of said commissioners, or a majority of fay^'out 'the 
thein, to lay out the county into as many company districts [J,° e'om'ia 
as rnay appear to them to be necessary ; and any one justice ny tiisnicts. 
of the peace with two freeholders [are] hereby authorized 
to hold elections for officers for said company districts, the 
said justice first giving twenty days' public notice in three 
of the most public places in said district ; and before they Elections 
shall proceed to hold said elections, the two freeholders hp^^ileid, 
shall solemnly swear to hold, superintend, and return the re- 3i"'^vho 
suit of said election in [any] manner as the law directs, any 
law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

§ 5. And be it farther enacted by tlie authority aforesaid, fft^wa-'^' 
Ezekiel M. Attaway be, and he is hereby appointed com- appoimeda 
missioner in the place of Richard Spann, Esq. resigned. ^one"!'^ 
§ 6. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Reiieaiing 
That all laws or parts of laws militating against this act be, 
and the same are hereby repealed. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 21st December, 1821. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



AN ACT to lay out four new Counties from the Counties [no. 289.] 
of Houston, Twiggs, Monroe, Jones, Henry, Fayette, 
and Gwinnett, and to attach said ?tew Counties to the 
Flint Circuit. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- Divided, 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That 



fv/i Qs« 1 A TV A r-nn ^ j a ^ ^ i. -, , . from and immediately after the passage of this act, Houston, 

l^c.^SS.] A^ ACT to amend an Act, to alter and amend an Act, Twiggs, Monroe. Jones, Henry, Fayette, and Gwmnett 

to alter andjix on the time of holding the Superior counties, shall be divided as hereinafter pointed out, viz. be- 

and Inferior Courts m the several Judicial Circuits in ginning at the Gwinnett corner on the Newton line, thence 

this State," passed the Hth day of December, 1819, along the Hightower trail to where the Peach-tree road 

so far as respects the Southern Judicial Circuit; and crosses said trail, from thence a direct line through Gwin- 

Q 



i 



22 



COUNTIES.— 1822. 



darieg of 
/the new 
(County 

called De 

Kalb. 



he boun- nett county to the lower corner on fractional lot, on the 
Chattahoochee river, No. 344, in the sixth district of said 
county, thence down said river to the boundary line near 
Sandtown, thence along said boundary line to the district 
corner between the districts No. 9 and 14, in the south-west 
corner of Newton county, on the Ocmulgee river, thence 
along the line dividing Newton and Henry counties to the 
beginning corner on Higlitower trail, forming one new 
county, to be called De Kalb. 
The boun- § 2. And be it further enacted, That all that tract of 
^g^^°y^^ country hereinafter pointed out, viz. beginning at Waller's 
'>! or Torrentine's ferry, on the Ocmulgee river, running a di- 

rect line to the corner of the twelfth and thirteenth districts 
of Monroe county, on the line dividing Monroe and Houston 
counties, thence due south to [Ichuconna] creek, thence 
down said creek to where it enters into the Ocmulgee river ; 
thence, beginning at Waller's or Torrentine's ferry, running 
down the Ocmulgee river to the mouth of a small branch 
just below William W. Brown's shoals, thence a direct line 
to the corner of the reserve, near Mrs, Lavinia Hawkin's 
old mil!, thence down the reserve line to the corner, thence 
to the corners of lots Nos. 96 and 86, in the seventh district 
of Baldwin, originally, now Twiggs county, thence a direct 
line to Stone creek,- thence down said creek until it strikes 
the dividing line of lots Nos. 108 and 107, thence a direct 
line to the Ocmulgee river, thence down said river to the 
To be call- mouth of [Ichuconna] creek, forming another county, to be 

i^iesT' § ^" -^'"^ ^^ ^^ further enacted, That all that tract of 
the County country hereinafter pointed out, beginning at Waller's or 
ib'e^Mme Torrentine's ferry, on the Ocmulgee river, and running a 
of Monroe, direct line to the corner of the twelfth and thirteenth dis- 
tricts of Monroe, on the dividing line of Houston and 
Monroe, thence up said county line west to the centre line 
of the eleventh district of Monroe, thence up said line north, 
and the seventh and third districts, to the line dividing Henry 
and Monroe, thence said line east to the Octnulgee river, 
thence down said river to the beginning, and form a county, 
retaining the name of Monroe. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That all that tract of 
country hereinafter pointed out, viz. beginning at the centre 
line of the eleventh district of Monroe, running west on the 
line dividing Houston and Monroe to the corner of the first 
and sixteenth districts of Houston, thence a direct line to 
the mouth of Big Potato creek, then up Flint river to the 
county line dividing Monroe and Fayette, then on said Hne 
east to the centre line of the third district of Monroe, then 
south on said line and the centre lines of the seventh and 
eleventh districts of Monroe to the beginning, forming an- 
other county, to be called Pike. 
The boun- § 5. And be it further enacted. That all that tract of 
new Coun- Country hereinalter pointed out, beginning at the corner of 
'y. twelfth and thirteenth districts of Monroe, thence due south 

to Ichuconna creek, thence down said creek to the district 
line dividing the fourth and fifth districts of Houston, thence 
from the corner of said fourth district, a direct line touching 
the south-east corner of the seventh district of Houston to 
Flint river, thence up said river to the mouth of Big Potato 
creek, thence a direct line to the corner of the first and six- 
teenth districts of Houston on the county line, thence east 
To be call- on said line to the beginning, making one other county,to be 

ctl Craw- „_ii„ } r-i p 1 *^ ■' 

called Crawford. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted. That all the balance of 
Houston county form one other county, and retain the name 
of Houston, 
cerstohoid ^ ^' ^"5^^^ it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
their ''cim- ^^''^^ ^^^ ^ivil officers that may be residing in the aforesaid 
missions, new counties shall continue in oflice. 

rnhfrlint § ^- ^"^ ^^ it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
cirsuit. That the counties of De Kalb, Bibb, Pike, and Craw- 



ford, shall be attached to, and form a part of, the Flint 
circuit. 

ALLEN DANIEL, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, 0th December, 1822. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



The loun- 
daries of a 
new Coun- 
ty to be 
r»Hed Pike 



ford, 
flouslon 



Ciril offi- 



AN ACT to organize the Comities of De Kalb, Pike, [no.290.j 
Crawford, and Bibb ; and to define the places of hold- 
ing Courts in the Counties of Monroe, Houston, Hen- 
ry, and Fayette ; and to authorize the Commissioners 
appointed to lay off the Town of Macon, to lay off four 
Acres in said Town for the erection of the Public 
Buildings in the County of Bibb; and to add the 
County of Newton to the Flint Circuit. 

Be if enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- Two or • 
tives of the State of Georgia, and it is hereby enacted by "("t^^oi^tiic" 
the authority of the same. That it shall be the duty of any Peace an- 
two or more justices of the peace, or justices of the Inferior iiL'id etc-'* 
Court, not being themselves candidates in each of the '{""] *^"'' 
counties aforesaid, to hold an election for the justices of the ofuieinfe- 
Inferior Court, to fill up the number that may be necessary on"^givirlg"' 
to make the number of five in each county, giving at least 'wenty 
twenty days' notice when said election shall be held, at the tk'e. 
[places] designated by this act for the temporary holding 
of the Superior Court of said counties ; and the said jus- 
tices of the peace or justices of the Inferior Court, shall cer- 
tify under their hands to the Governor the persons so elect- 
ed, who shall thereupon be commissioned by the Governor, 
and who shall hold their offices until the next election for shaiiboid 
the justices of the Inferior Court throughout the [State], [ll^i'i j^g^/* 
unless their office may sooner become vacated by law ; ex- Jicesof the 

. . »/ ' iiii6rior 

cept in the county of Pike, in which county the following court are 
persons shall act as commissioners to hold the election for ft',ro»ghout 
justices of the Inferior Court of said county, viz. Willis the state,, 
Whatley, Neal Erguet, John Hammel, William Towers, pike^comt- 
and Jonathan Bonner; who shall advertise and hold their J^- 

' ... • , • Comniis- 

elections under the same rule as is pointed out in this act sionersio 
for the justices of the peace or justices of the Inferior Courts ei^'ctio'n m 
in the other counties. ^'^^■ 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That the justices of the commis- 
Inf'erior Courts of each county aforesaid, or a majority of fi'°"on \",g. 
them, shall be, and they are hereby a|)pointed commissioners, public site 
to fix on a public site for the court-house and jail in their coun- 
respective counties, which shall be as near the centre of the ^l^^'J;^ '^"^ 
county as convenience will admit, except the county ofshaiibe 
Bibb, which shall be in the town of Macon ; and the said "eutre, m 
justices, or a majority of them, are hereby authorized to pur- ^^^^,',^'^^,^^,5 
chase one square or lot of land for that purpose, and shall topurciiase 
be authorized to lay out a county town on said lot, and ^(,,'°y'„^"!j 
dispose of lots under such rules and regulations as they town, 
may think most conducive to the interest of said county, Except 
except as before excepted, who shall have a lot of four acres shain,avr 
onlv, which shall be laid off by the commissioners of said aiotofiouv 

•' I-,-- /.ii/--/-^ acres, to be 

town of Macon ; and said justices ol the Interior Court as laid oft' m 
aforesaid shall, as soon as convenient, contract for and have '^^1^^°^- 
erected, a court-house and jail for their respective counties, bouses and 
§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the said justices of sa'dCoun- 
the Inferior Courts of the counties aforesaid, shall, as soon briauT'oir 
as practicable, lay off the said counties into captains' dis- intoCap- 
tricts, as many in their discretion as may be proper; and {tje'ig. ''"'" 
whenever said districts may be laid off and defined, the jus- 
tices of the peace, or justices of the Inferior Court, or any 
two of them, shall advertise and superintend the election in Two Jua- 
each captain's district, for two justices of the peace, giving breilc'ted 
fifteen days' notice thereof, who shall be commissioned by jj.^^^'^^' ^'''" 
the Governor, to continue in office until the next election How long 

to conlinus 
in office. 



COUNTIES.— 1822. 123 

for justices of the peace throughout the State, unless their ties of Bibb and Monroe defray the expense equally for run- 
office may sooner become vacant by law. nintj the line between said counties ; and the county of Bibb 
Captains § 4. And be it further enacted. That it shall be the duty defray the expense of running the lines between Bibb Jones 
TeniOffi-"' of the justices of the peace, after they shall have been com- and Twiggs ; and the counties of Houston and Crawford 
ceistobe missioned as aforesaid, to advertise in tlieir respective dis- defray the expense of running the dividing line between them 
eic'h'dis" tricts the election of captains and subaltern officers, as re- equally ; and the said surveyors be allowed, as a compensa- Surveyors' 
"■'"• quired by the militia laws in force in this State ; the said tion for their services, the sum of four dollars per mile to '=.°"'P*="5*- 
•elections to be superintended and certified, agreeably to the be paid out of the first moneys in the aforesaid county funds. "°" 
provisions of said militia laws. § 12. And be it further enacted, 'I'hat all luws or parts 
Clerks, § 5. Andtbe it further enacted. That the justices of the of laws militating against this act be, and the same are 
"coro'!?rs, Inferior Courts in the counties aforesaid, or a majority of hereby repealed. ALLEN DANIEL 
iTcwrfix ^h*^"'' ^""^ ''^'■^^y authorized and required to advertise, at Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ReceiVers, least fifteen days, at three or more of the most public places MATTHEW TALBOT 
fy'^su^rvey- 1" ^ach of the aforesaid counties, for the electi(jn of clei ks President of the Senate. 
orsto be of the Superior and Inferior Courts, sheriffs, coroners, tax- Assented to, December 23d, 1822. 



elected 



collectors, receiver of tax returns of taxable property, and JOHN CLARK, Governor, 

county surveyors, where it may be necessary to elect such 



Eiectionsto officer or officers, which said eh ctions shall be held at the AN ACT to add a part of Newton County to Jasper [no.291 l 

p^ace^here P'^^'' hereafter designated by this act ; and it shall be the County. 

^dSnatod. ^'^7 ".V'/'*^ ^'T"""' '? ^7";''f «" ^'' .'^ffi^;';-^' *^«^^. '?'^'' Be it enacted by the Senate and. House of Reprcenta- A,.nor 

and military, who may be elected agreealdy to the provisions f-^,^^ ^^ f,^^ g^^^^ ^f Georgia, in General Assembly met, J/^-"'^ 

^, , ^'^J'T^f'jA V /• .7 y^T^u.^K • ,- > .1 (^^'l it i^ hf^f-^h eriarted by the authority of the savie, Th^i'^i^eriT 

tTc'^l'orme , I ^- i"'^ ^' '' >"''' '"T I . ^ ' . ^^"'"' ^"*' immediately alter the passage of this act, 11 that ''''''• 

infenor Inferior Courts in each county aforesaid as soon as they ^^.^^, ^^ Newton county which lies soulh-east of a line here- 

. n , . niay be commissioned and qualified, shall proceed to select in-.u^-r r.,,int..rl ^..f dioii k„ ^aa i ♦ i i . .-V 

:«iiaii select •' .. ' ,. •/. inalter pointed out, shall be added to and be a part of Ja«;- 

Grand and grand and petit lurors, agreeably to the aw^ now in torce, ,,or ^..imtir . «i.r.t ;-. *^ .o„ u • • * .i. 

Petit 1 .• Ti ) • r 1 J .-. • per county; tliat is to say, beginning at the corner ofTiiedi- 

Tnrnrs regulatuig tliB d la vviug ot giaud a nd petit 1 u Hus. fMo..,t,,r. onri Toc^c ^ >..„t;^ i .1 i i i_ 1 i- vi^ino rme 

i^i/nffi ^ r, 4 jL ; r S 4 1 -vx \ 1 .1 T.- Newton and Jasper counties, where the old boundary ine ^ 

Fieidoffi- ^7. ^Kd 6e j< /M/Wt*'/' ert«c<ed, I hat whenever the mi itia cf,.,izf.Q the Al^,>rQ,,h..f,.i,;o .;.,„ *. .1 j • 

tershow „^ „ .■,./. ni i . , i sti ikes the Aicolauhatcliie river ; thence up the said river to 

and when officcrs ol each captain s district shall have been elected and Rp.,r r-rppl- • thpn^-P iii% a,;rl r-ro^i. .^ r'o f ' n .1 

»iiev shall ■ • i 1 1 * .u r.i- . •. i ii tJear creeK , tnence up said creek to Carter s mill : thence 

j,»»i»w„rf commissioned, agreeablv to the provisions ot this act. It shall oi„r.rr the rr,Qrl l/^.,rii.wr f,. T., .^„ d • . l • -i 

fee elected. i . r . i • ;• c\\, \ c ■ o . r .1 ^'orig the load leading to Jaines Barron s, to where it Strikes 

be the duty oi the justices of the Inferior Courts of the .ho i,no r^f i\io,„f^r. c„,i in^ . 1 

/ -j . J ♦• ^i, 1 . r p 1 , «• the line ot INewton and Jasper counties ; any law to the 

counties aforesaid, to advertise the elections of field-offi.ers contrary notwithstandintr. ALLEN DANIEL 

of each county, giving nfteen days previous notice : audit c„o .i^^- ^f *i n it, '• 

u 11 u *i 1 . r * • . r.i c • ^speaker of the House of Representatives. 

shall be the duty ol any two or more justices of the peace ot - • MAT'I''HFW TATRriT 

said county, to superintend the said electiftns, and certify the t» -j . /■ 1 f>,' 

11 ., •:■.• 1 ■ c • .1 • cj. . President of the Senate. 

same, as required by the militia lavys in force in this State. Assented to, December 23d, 1822. 

The Conn- § 8. And be it farther enacted, I hat the counties afore- mtr\7 n\ Kxnr r< 

le'aS'toSaid shall be added to the Flint circuit, together with the - ' - _^^ CLARK, Governor. 

ctoir ^"""^y ^/^\'^*""- , J . ,, .7 •, ^ '^ ^N ^^T to add apart of Wayne County to the County [no.sss.] 

The places (^ d. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, ^ /^j ^ u,iity cu yv j 

Counfand That the place (.f holding the Superi<.r arid Inferior Courts, Of Mynn. 

theeiec- and for the election of county officers for the respective Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives ^v^^t^ot 

Countf counties, shall be as follows : in the county of De Kalb, at ^f*^^ ^^^^^ of Georgia, in General Assembly wet, and it is County 

^"^na'ted*^'" ^^6 house of William Jackson ; in the county of Pike, on ^'^''^^^ enacted by the authority of the same. That from and fi?fcV«-,»,y 

■" ^ ■ lot number one hundred and nine, in the eighth district ; in ^'^^"^ ^^e passage of this act, all that part of Wayne county of Giyn,..' 

the county of Crawford, at the house of Imla^y Vansciver ; in '^^"S ®^^* "^^^e following line, shall be added to and form 

the county of Bibb, at the house of John Keener; in the ^ P^'*^ "^ ^^e county of Glynn, to wit: to commence at 

county of Houston, at the house of Jacob Little • in the I^ead's Bluff, on the Altamaha river, and run a direct line to 

county of Monroe, at the house of Henry H. Lumkin ; in ^^e east side of John Kemp's swamp plantation, and to con- 

the county of Fayette, at the house of John Cox ; in the *i""® ^ *^"'^^* course until it strikes the line at present di- 

county of Henry, on lot number one hundred and 'twenty- "'^'"^ ^^^ counties of Wayne and Glynn, 

nine, in the seventh district of said county. § 2- ^ndbe it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 

^h'nbT ^ ^°- ^'"^ *^ it further enacted, That the above-named '^^at all laws and parts of laws militating against this act 

places m,m places shall be the place of holding the Superior and Inferior ^^' ^"^ ^'^e same are hereby repealed. 

oftSt^ Courts, until the justices of the Inferior Courts of the afore- ^ , , ^ ALLEN DANIEL, 

siTaii^sdect ^'^'^^f>""tiessliallhaveselectedapIaceforthatpurpose,agree- Speaker of the House of Representatives, 

others!'' ^'^ ably to this act, and have made such arrangements a^will MATTHEW TALBOT, 

be in their opinion sufficient to accommodate'the said courts President of the Senate, 

of which the said Inferior Courts shall give public notice. Assented to, December 2d, 1 822. 

Teyor^of" ^ ''" ^"'^ ^^ it further enacted. That the surveyor of JOHN CLARK, Governor. 

Fayette to Fayette county be, and he is hereby authorized to run and . -.t i /-.m 7 ^ i i^ -i- t ■ y . ^ 

viding'iine ""^^'^ ^^e dividing line between the counties of DeKalb and ^^ ^^^ to define the Bimding Line between the Coun- [nc.CSo.j 

between Gwinnett, and that the county of De Kalb defray the ex- ^^^-^ ^f Walton and Neivton. 

and' De'" pense of running said line ; and James Whatley, surveyor of Whereas, doubts may and do exist in the minds of many FrcavBbK 
How' the ^"^county of Monroe,be,andhe is hereby authorized to run of the inhabitants residing on the line dividing the counties 
areTo b""" r 'T I ^TT '^^^'^'"° '^"^^ bqtween the counties of Pike, of Walton and Newton as to which is the true line, in con- 
run and" ^rawford, Bibb, Monroe, Twigss, Jones, and Houston, and sequence of said line having been run by two surveyors 
maiked, that the couutics of Pike and Cra.wford defray the expense under an appointment from the Inferior Court of Walton 
penses de- equally for running the line between said counties ; and the county ; 

ftayed. counties of Crawford and Bibb defray the expense equally Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 

ior running the line between said counties; and the coun- sentatives of the State of Georgia^in General Assembly met, 

Q 2 



124 



Tiie line 
between 
Walton 
and New- 
ton defined 



COUNTIES.— 1822. 



from and after the passing of this act, the line heretofore 
run and marked out by Col. John P. Blackman, between the 
counties of VVEdton and Newton, shall be deemed, held, 
taken, received, and considered as the only true and correct 
line dividing said counties. 

S 2 And be it further enacted, That all laws or parts 
of laws mihtating against this law be, and the same are 
hereby repealed. ALLEN DANIEL, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 

Assented to, December 25th, 1822 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



A pnrl to 
the Conn 
nrHabei- 
sham. 



by persons, citizens of this State or of the United States, and 



LN0.394.] AN ACT to alter and amend the tenth section of an Act, 
entitled ''An Act to add that part of the unlocated ter- 
ritorij of this State lohich lies without the limits of the 
present Counties to the Cotmttj of Jasper," passed the 
I8th daij of December, 1816. 

To add the Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprcsenta- 
unlocated f^^^g ^^ lJ^g gfaic of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
Ihe'connty if is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from 
"^ "■''"• and'immediately after the passing of this act, all thatpart of 
the unlocated territory of this State which lies between the 
Federal road leading from Van's Ferry, on the Chattahoo- 
chee, to Nickajack, and a path leading from the head of 
Chestatee river to the Cherokee Missionary School esta- 
blishment on the Hiwassee river, be, and the same is hereby, 
for the purpose hereinafter mentioned, added to and made a 
part of the county of Hall. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
'y That all that part of said territory lying north of said last- 
mentioned path, and extending to the northern boundary of 
this State, including said path, be, and the' same is hereby 
added to, and made a part of the county of Habersham. 
oflences § 3. And he it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 

rciuimitted rjpj^^j. ^j] ogfences committed within the said tracts of unlo- 

Oil SdUl Lci" 11 ■ ' 1 

ritorytoiie cated territory against the State, and all crimes committed 

tried in the 
Oountj- to 
which it 

ta'ciied, in any of the citizens of this State or of the United States, 
InLmeTas shall be tried and punished in the county to which the ter- 
if coiiniiit- ritory in which the said crimes or offences shall be com- 
ifmits"of mitted, is hereby added and annexed, in the same manner 
the Slate, g^g jf gy(.jj crimes or offences were committed within the 

limits of any of ihe organized counties of this State. 
A certain §4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
r.'?:.!!!,,"'' That all offences committed against this State, within that 
added to tract of unlocated territory lying between the Hightower 
trail and the Federal road, from the State of Alabama to 
the lower shallow ford on the Chattahoochee River, and all 
crimes committed by persons citizens of the State or of the 
United States, and entitled to the privileges of citizens as 
aforesaid, or against any of the citizens of this State or of 
the United States, shall [be] tried and punished in the county 
of Gwinnett, in the same manner as if such crimes or of- 
iences were actually committed within the organized limits 
of any of the counties of this State. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,, 
That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act 
be, and the same are hereby repealed. 

ALLEN DANIEL, . 
Speaker of the House of Representatives.. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 21st, 1822. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



AN ACT to authorize any person or persons, citizens ©/"[No.aQS.] 
this State, who shall apply at the necessary offces, to 
take out and receive in his, her, or their own name or 
names, a Grant or Grants for any fractional lot or 
lots of land in the County of Wayne, and fraction 
No. 333, in the 2{)th district of Baldwin County, 
that rejnain unsold, on thepayment of the sum often 
dollars cm each Grant. 

Be it, enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it 
is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from 
and immediately after the first day of May next, it shall and 
may be lawful for any person or persons, citizens of this 
State, who shall apply at the necessary offices, to take out 
and receive in his, her, or their own name or names, a grant 
or grants for any fractional lot or lots of land in the county 
of Wayne, and fraction No. 333, containing two and a 
half acres, in the 20th district of Baldwin county, that re- 
main unsold, on the payment of the sum of ten dollars on 
each grant. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted by ihe authority aforesaid, 
That the several State-house officers are authorized to re- 
ceive their lawful fees, as a compensation for their services, 
on each grant when granted, to be deducted out of the afore- 
said sum of ten dollars for each grant, any law to the con- 
trary notwithstanding. 

ALLEN DANIEL, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1822. 

JOHN CLARK, Governor. 



the County 
of Gwin- 
nett, and 
crimes 
made pu- 
nishable 
therein, in 
the same 
manner as 
if such 
crimes 
were com- 
mitted 
within the 
orcanized 
iiinils of 
the Slnte^ 



Citizens of 
this State 
allowed to 
take out- 
grants lo 
certain 
lands in 
Wayne 
and Bald- 
win Conn- 
ties, on the 
payment ot 
ten dollars. 



State- 
house Offi- 
cers allow- 
ed to re- 
ceive their 
usual lees. 



AN ACT to add apart of the County of Franklin to [no.296.i 
the County of Madison. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- p,.Pf,",°f 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, County 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That ^iie coitnty 
all that part of the county of Franklin which lies below of i^ia*^'- 
Black's creek and between the Madison county line and 
the Hudson's fork of Broad river, shall be, and the same is 
hereby added to, and declared to be a part of, the county of 
Madison. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 17th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



AN ACT to vest certain Fines in the Inferior Court of [no.297.] 
Chatham County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That from and 
immediately after the passage of this act, all fines imposed 
by the Superior or Inferior Courts of the county of Chat- 
ham, and heretofore vested in the corporation of the city of 
Savannah, be, and the same are hereby vested in the judges 
of the Inferior Court of Chatham county, for county pur- 
poses. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
MATTHEW TALBOT, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Fines here- 
tofore vest- 
ed in the 
Corpora- 
tion of the 
city of Sa- 
vannah 
now vested 
in ilie 
.1 udiies of 
the Inferior 
Court of 
Chatham 



COUNTIES.— 1823. 



125 



[N0.298.] 



AN ACT to alter and amend tlie First Section of an Act, the Governor, to continue in office until the next election for 
entitled An Act to lay out four new Counties, from the justices of the peace throughout the State, unless their office 
Counties of Houston, Twiggs, Monroe, Jones, Henry, m^Y sooner heco^^^ 
Fayette, aid Gwinnett, and to attach saidww Coun- § 4 And ie it further emc^ed That it shall be ihedutyof capta.n. 
. ^^ J !- jjjg justices of the peace, after they shall have been commis- tem offi- 

ties to tfie r lint Lyircmi. . _ sioned as aforesaid, to advertise, in their respective districts, ^ers when 

Whereas, the said first section of the before-cited^act,^^^ ^j^^ ^,^^^5^^ ^^ ^^p^^.^ ^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^ 
laying out the county of De Kalb, is not sufficiently detinite ^^ ^j .^ j^-,j^;^ j^^^ j^ ^^^^^ .^ ^1^.^ g^^^^ . ^^^^ ^^^^ election 
in prescribing the boundaries of the said county ; lor remedy ^^ ^^ superintended and certified agreeably to the provisions 
whereof, ^ .of said militia laws. 

The boun- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives ^ ^ ^^^^^ ^^ ■^ j-^^-tj^^^ enacted, That the justices of the coumy 
De'laib'" of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is inferior Court in said county, or a majority of them, are ho^vTn'd ■ 
,,r€scribed. hereby enacted by the authority of the same, Ihat from and ^^^^.^^^ authorized and required to advertise, at least fifteen when elect- 
immediately after the passing of this act, the section of the ^j^^^^ -^^ ^j^^.^^ ^^ ^^^.^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ public places in the *" ' 
before-recited act shall be altered and amended, so as to give bounty, for the election of clerk of the Superior and Inferior 
to the said county of De Kalb the following boundaries ; ^0^5.^3^ sheriff, tax collector, receiver of tax returns of tax- , ' 
to wit, beginning at the Gwinnett corner, on the Newton ^^,g property, and county surveyor ; which said election 
line, thence along the Hightower trail, to where the Peach- gj^^^ ^^ j^^j^ ^^ tj^g place of transacting the public business 
tree road crosses said trail, from thence a direct line through ^^^^^ county ; and it shall be the duty of the Governor to shaii be 
Gwinnett county, to the lower corner on fractional lot on commission all officers, both civil and military, who may be sS'^by 



the Chattahoochee river, number three hundred and forty- 
four, in the sixth district of said county, thence down said 
river to the boundary line near Sandtown, thence along said 



elected agreeably to the provisions of this act. the oo- 

§ 6. A7id be it further enacted. That the justices of the Grand and 

._ . . . Inferior Court of said county, as soon as they may be com- f^anheg" 

boundary line to the district corner, between district number j^issioned and qualified, shall proceed to select grand and lecied.^' 
nine and fourteen, on the Chattahoochee river, thence a due p^^j^ jurors, agreeably to the laws now in force regulating 
east course along the district lines of thirteen and twelve, to ^j^^ drawing of grand and petit jurors. 



the corner of Newton county, on the South Ocmulgee 
river, thence along the line of JVewton county, to the be- 
ginning corner on the Hightower trail ; any law to the con- 
• trary notwithstanding. 

• DAVID ADAMS, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



§ 7. And be it further enacted, That the place of holding The Supe- 
the Superior and Inferior Courts, and for the election of J-g^j^j^"*^ ^"' 
county officers for tlie county of Decatur, shall be held at courts to . 
the house of George G. Gaines, in said county. George g. 

§ 8. And be it further enacted. That the above-named f^^"f^e^jj,g 
place shall be the place of holding the Superior and Inferior place until 
Courts, until the commissioners of said county shall select theinferior 
a place for that purpose, agreeably to this act, and have made Court. 
such arrangements as will be in their opinion suflicient to 
accommodate the said courts, of which the said commis- 
sioners shall give notice in said county by advertisement. 

§ 9. And be it further enacted. That the time of hold- Time of 
ing the Superior Courts in the county of Decatur, shall be superwr'*^ 
on the Monday after it is held in the county of Early. S°","^,'" 

§ 10. And be it further enacted, That the time of holding coumy. 



[K0.299.] AN ACT to organite the County of Decatur, and to 
ap2)oint Commissimiei's to select a temporary public site 
for the County of Early, 

Election of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 

uclsotthe tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, the Inferior Courts in the county of Decatur, shall be on the ]^^^ifp"^,'j 

Inferior g^j^^ {f ig hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That second Monday in January and June ; Provided, this act ofEariy 

it shall be the duty of any two or more justices of the peace, shall not be so construed as to prevent the sheriff of Early provTso.'^as 
not being themselves candidates in said county of Decatur, county from performing the duties of sheriff in the county of J.°jp*Jj^j£'J]^' 
to hold an election for five justices of the Inferior Court for Decatur, until the sheriff of that county is qualified to the Coumjf. 
said county; and the justices of the peace shall certify discharge of his duties. 

under their hands to the Governor the persons so elected, who § 11<. And be it further enacted, That William Howard, Commis- 
shall thereupon be commissioned by the Governor, and John Dennard, Wright Sheffield, Samuel C. B. Jackson, poinded fo^" 
who shall hold their offices until the next election for the and Joseph Grimsley, or a majority of them, be, and they are "^^ij'J^Jj^^ 



Court to be . 
held. 



S their j'lstices of the Inferior Court throughout the State, unless hereby appointed commissioners to fix on a temporary pub- tempora- 
offices. their office may sooner become vacated by law. lie site for the county of Early. Eariy°'' 

& 12. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners County. 



may sooner become vacated by 
2. And be it farther enacted by the authority aforesaid. 



fix"on The ThatDuncan Ray, William Hawthorn, Philip Pitman, John above named for the county of Early, or a majority of them, sioners au- 
pubiic site. Sanders, and Martin Hardin, or a majority of them, shall be, are hereby authorized and required to obtain, by iease or f^'oj^^ed ^ 
and they are hereby appointed commissioners to fix on a otherwise, for the county's use, whatever quantity of land to place the 
pubhc site for the county of Decatur, which shall be as near that may appear to them to be necessary, to erect some tem- p^ubj]"'^"'^^ 
the centre of the county as convenience will admit ; and porary public buildings for the use of the county, for hold- |j"''^^"^s 
Tocontraci Said Commissioners as aforesaid shall, as soon as convenient, ing the Superior and Inferior Courts in. and for the trans- Court?, and 
frJuse'^Tnd' contract for and have erected a court-house and jail for said acting of such other county business as are performed at the o'j'^ief ""pm^. 
. .laii. county. _ court-houses, courts, elections, tfcc. ; and as soon as there lie busi- 

To lay off § 3. And he it further enacted, That the justices of the can be a temporary building prepared, and until there is a perman"ent 
'fiow °" I"f^"oi' ^^"'■'^ of the county aforesaid, shall be, and they permanent site fixed on, and building erected for the coun- ^I'J^'jf^f 
captaius' are hereby authorized and required to lay ofl' the Said countj ty's use, and no longer; any law to the contrary notwith- erected on 
of Decatur into as many Captains' districts as in their dis- standing. _ andperma- 

Jusiices of cretion may be proper ; and whenever said districts may be § ]3. And be it further enacted, That so soon as the said !J;^^r^j'g^ite. 
^he Peace laid otf and defined, the justices of the peace or justices of commissioners have made such choice of a site, and have se- temporary, 
dected': the Inferior Court, or two of them, shall advertise and super- cured the privilege, that it shall be their duty to proceed to f^^^^^ , 
intend the election in each captain's district for two justices let out the house upon the most economical principles, as in by the 
of the peace, giving fifteen days' notice thereof at the most their judgment will best promote the interest of the county ; s\mms^,' 
public place in said district, who shall be commissioned by and the county is hereby declared to be bound for the amount i^ey gjiau 



196 



COUNTIES.--1823. 



let out tlie 
building of 
a tempora- 
ry Court- 
house. 
The Com- 
missioners 
required to 
dispose of 
the tempo- 
rary build- 
ing when 
the perina- 
iiem one 
shall be 
erecletj. 
Repealing 
clause. 



of whatever the said commissioners may stipulate for the 
erecting the said temporary Courthouse. 

§ 14. And be it further enacted. That whenever there is 
a permanent site, and suitable buildings erected for the coim- 
ty's use, that it shall be the duty of said commissioners to 
dispose of the former to the best advantage, for the county's 
use and benefit. 

§ 15. And be it further enacted, That any law militating 
against this act be, and the same is hereby repealed. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House cf Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Prisoners 
put in 
Mcintosh 
.Tail, and 
the Inferior 
Court re- 
fuses to pay 
the ex- 
penses for 
sixty days, 
the Jailer 
shall notify 
iheCletkof 
said Court 
that no pri- 
soner will 
be rsceived 
after thirty 
days,uriless 
the fees are 
paid. 

Se|)ealing 
clause. 



AN ACT to authorize the Jailer of Mcintosh County 
to refuse to receive Prisoners from other Counties in 
cei^tain cases. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, audit is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That when any 
prisoner has, or shall hereafter be, put in the Jail of Mcin- 
tosh, and the Inferior Court has or shall hereafter refuse to 
pay the expenses for the period of sixty days, it shall and 
may be lawful for the said jailer to notify the clerk of the In- 
ferior Court of said county, that after the expiration of thirty 
days, no other prisoner from said county will be received in 
said jail, until the expenses due by said county are paid. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That all laws and parts of 
laws, so far as the same militate against this act, be, and the 
same are repealed. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS Si'OCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



AN ACT to repeal so much of the second section of an [no.SOI.] 
Act, entitled. An Act to organize the Counties of Early, 
Irvrin, and Appling, as relates to the Justices of the 
Inferior Court of Irwin County, to be Commissioners 
of the Court-house and Jail of said County; and to ap- 
point the persons hereinafter named Commissioners of 
said Court-house and Jail. 

^ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That 
from and immediately after the passing of this act, so much 
of the before-recited act as relates to the justices of the In- 
ferior Court of the county of Irwin, being the commis- 
sioners of the court-house and jail of sajd county, be, and 
the same is hereby repealed ; and that William Foulsom, 
James Crum, Sellaway McCall, Joshua Griffin, and Alex- 
ander McDaniel, be, and they are hereby appointed com- 
missioners of the court-house and jail in the county of 
Irwin. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That the said William 
Foulsom, James Crum, Sellaway McCall, Joshua Griffin, 
and Alexander McDaniel, are hereby entitled to the same 
powers as the before-recited act gave to the justices of the 
Inferior Court of Irwin county, as commissioners of the 
court-house and jail of said county. 

' DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 13th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



The act of 
1822 repeal- 
ed so far as 
relates to 
theJustices 
of the Infe- 
rior Court 
of Irwin 
County be- 
ing Com- 
missioner!. 
Commis- 
sioners ap- 
pointed. 



The same 
powers 
granted 
them as \m- 
longed to 
the .Justices 
of the Infe- 
rior Courl- 



A certain 
part of 
Morgan 
County 
added to 



[no.300.] an act to define the Lines between the Counties of 
Morgan and Newton, and to add a part of the former 
to the latter. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That from 
the County and after the passing of this act, all that part of Morgan 

of Newton, , , . ^ ^ i- ■ , ■ , i" 

and the county lying west or a line commencing at the point where 
same°p're-^^ the Jasper and Newton lines corner upon Morgan, running 
scribed. thence a straight course towards the eighteen mile post, on 
the dry line near Joseph Lain's, until it strikes the west 
prong of Little P^iver, thence running up the south prong 
of said river until it strikes the Newton line, be added to and 
become a part of the county of Newton. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That it shall be duty of 
the Inferior Court of the county of Newton to appoint some 
County to fit and proper person, whose duty it shall be to run and 

yppoint I'll! 

some fit plainly mark the a"bove-described hue, who shall he paid for 

^unTnl" '"s services out of the funds of the county of Newton, 

mark the § 3. And be it further enacted. That so soon as the afore- 
same, and • , ,. 1 11 1 , , , . , , , , , 

pay for it. saicl line shall be run and marked, as provided by the second 
funn'ing^of ^'^'^^'°" of this act, it shall be held, deemed, and known as 
the Une, it the true line dividing the counties of Morgan and Newton : 
trae'iiiiV'^ a^'}' l^w to the contrary notwithstanding. 
ihSn- DAVID ADAMS, 

lies. Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

IZf"^ THOMAS STOCKS. 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 19th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



Tlie Infe- 
rior Court 
Newton 



AN ACT /or the division of the County of Early. [no.302.] 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House -of Representa- M"w the 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and Eari'y^sh'aii 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That from ''^ '''^"'^ei' 
and immediately afier the passage of this act, the county of 
Early shall be divided as hereafter pointed out, viz. begin- 
ning where the district line dividing the fourteenth and 
twenty-sixth districts strike the Chattahoochee river, and 
continuing said district line east to the corner of districts 
number ten and seventeen, in said county of Early, on the 
Irwin county line. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That all that tract of Tiie coun- 
territory lyintr south of the line aforesaid, belonging to the [ur^fo^^'^ffj 
county of Early, shall be called and known by the name of andnamed 
Decatur county. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted. That all the balance of Tiie name 
Early county form one other county, and retain the name tained.^'* 
of Early. 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That all civil and military civil and 
officers that may be residing in the aforesaid counties, shall officersMo 
continue in office. offic'V"^" 

§ 6. And be it further enacted, That the county of De- Decatur at- 
catur shall be attached to, and form a part of, the Southern [jjg'^'lfnmi.i- 

circuit. ern Circuit. 

DAVID ADAMS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
THOMAS STOCKS, 
President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 8th, 1823. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



AN ACT to form andlay out anew County, taken from [no.303.] 
Crawford and Pihe. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it 
is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from 



COUNTIES.--1824. 



127 



A new " and after .the passing of this act, all that territory embraced § 2. And he. it furtlier enacted^ That the justices of the The Jus- 

toKnd by a line beginning at Flint river, in Crawford county, Inferior Courts. of said counties, as soon as elected, or a I'^^^of the 

oTtTie'' ""' where the Auchumka creek enters said river, thence up majority of them, are hereby authorized to fix on, and pur- cmaixx- 

Couiiiiesof said creek to the fork, thence on a straight line to the corner chase up, lots of land, for the purpose of erecting nublif ^}^°"^^ ^^ 

Crawford /•ht.. > T>:i t; ii i iU _ i:__ j:..: j: .,:. /■__-•! .• ■•■,',, 7 . » jjuuin^^ purcnase 



aiid Pike, 
and called 
Upson. 



oi Monroe and Pike counties, thence along the line dividing sites for said counties, which shall be as near the centrp of '■■'"''^' »» 

erect the 
jblic 
uildings, 



said counties, to the district line of the eleventh and seventh said counties as convenience will admit, and the said ius- e« 
districts, formerly in Monroe, thence west on said line to tices of the Inferior Courts shall, as soon as convenient, b" 



Flint river, thence down said river to the place of begin- contract for, and have erected, a court-house and jail for a"<i to con- 
ning, shall form and constitute a new county, called Upso*n. said counties. b'^^w*"'^ 
§ 2. And he it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid^ § 3. And he it further enacted. That the justices of the t'^^^ame. 
officerMo That all county officers of the civil or military, who may be Inferior Courts aforesaid shall be, and they are hereby au- w"ay off '^ 
main their included in said county, shall hold their commissions for the thorized and required to lay off the said counties of Ware ^;''''*. ^°""- 

same. Appling, Pike, and Upson, into as many captains' districts Captains' 

wSto' ^ ^' ■^f'-dheit further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, as in their discretion maybe proper; and whenever said andTu^' 

file Flint That the said new county shall be attached to, and form a districts may be laid off and defined, the justices of the '^'^^°^ '*"" 

cireuit. pgj.f ^^^ j.[jg YYmi circuit. peace, or the justices of the Inferior Court, or any two of 'i^cted%nd 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, them, shall advertise and superintend the election in each '""" 

Speaker of the House of Representatives, captain's district for two justices of the peace, givino- fifteen 

Af I T?M T> D^Mirr^i r j^^^^i ^„jigg thereof at the most public place in said dis- 



Civil and 
Military 



ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented io^ December 15th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



iNo.304.] 

How the 
County of 
Appling 
ehall be di- 
vided. 



AN ACT to divide Appling County. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 



trict ; who shall be commissioned by the. Governor to conti- And to 
nue in oflice utitil the next election for justices of the peace !,«'' ^^^"■ 
throughout the State, unless their office may sooner become 'f"= "^xt" ' 
vacant by law. f^^^ of 

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty The Jus- 
of the justices of tlie peace, after they shall have been com- Jj'^esof tiie 
fives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, 'fissioned as aforesaid, to'advertise, in their respective dis- when'com- 
and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That tricts, for the election of captain and subaltern officers, as r"q,?ired^to 
from and immediately after tfie passage of this act, the required by the militia laws in force in this State ; the said ^I^^e^'se 
county of Appling shall be divided as hereafter pointed out ; election to be superintended and certified agreeably to the fur Mmtis 
that is, beginning on the line between Wayne and Ap'pling provisions of said ' militia laws : Provided, this act shall siferiffLo 
counties, at the line dividinij; the lots five hundred and five "'^'^ ^^ so construed as to prevent the sheriffs of Appling, prevented 
hundred and one, in the fourth district of Appling county. Pike, and Crawford counties, from performing the duties of n"'nmg 
running a due west course through the fifth and sixth dis- sheriff in the said counties, until the sheriffs of the counties \^^'.'£'^' 
tricts of Appling county, until it strikes the Irwin county ^^ Upson and Ware are qualified to the discharge of their 
line. duties. 

The Conn- § 2. And be it further enacted, That all that part or ter- § ^- -^^d he it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, The Jus- 
rormedand ritory, lying north of the line aforesaid, shall be known as That the justices of the Inferior Court in said counties, or ill^fewor "'^ 
aamed. the county of Appling ; and the other part to be known a majority of them, are hereby authorized and required to ^"""'■e- 
and called by the name of Ware. advertise, at least fifteen days, at three or more of the most advenise, 

Miiiur"^ § 3. And he it further enacted, That all the civil and public places in the counties, for the election of clerk of "^If ^ayf' 
officersto militia officers shall be continued in office; and that the the Superior and Inferior Courts, sheriff, tax collector, re- the election 
DfficeVami county of Ware shall be attached to, and form a part of, ceiver of tax returns of taxable property, and county sur- officers"'^ 
the County the Southern circuit. veyor, which said election shall be at the place of transact- 

■he^oiuh" §4. And he it further enacted. That the county of ing [business] of those counties ; and it shall be the duty of 
Ware shall be added to the second brigade of the sixth di- the Governor to commission all officers both civil and mili- 
tary, who may be elected agreeably to the provisions of this • 
act. 

§ 6. And he it further enacted, That the justices of the The jus- 
Inferior Courts of said counties, as soon as they may be inftrior"'^ 
commissioned and qualified, shall proceed to select grand f"""' ^^ 
and petit jurors agreeable to the laws now in force regulating qualified, 
the drawinor of grand and petit jurors. n^-^^lf" , 

§ 7. And be it further enacted, That the place of hold- i'*^''t 
ing the Superior and Inferior Courts of said counties, and Tiie°piace 
for the election of the county officers, shall be held in the coli'r's'"^ 
county of Ware, at the house of Jonathan Night, and in tabiished; 
the county of Appling at the house of Wm. Carter, junior, tlonsf^nitij 
, until the public sites are fixed ; the Inferior Courts of Ware a'leiedby 

^ Be it enacted by tJie Senate and House of Representa- to be held, until altered by law, on the fourth Monday of ^*''" 
jp ce r "'"^ •'^'•^* of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and June and December, and the Superior Courts on the Thurs- 
lufredTo **' ^'-^ hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That it shall day after the same shall be held in the county of Appling. 
ionL'i!)^ be the duty of any two or more justices of the peace, not § 8. And be it further enacted. That the above-narned The above 
h'elnferior r'"° ^''.^'"^'^'^es Candidates, of the counties of Ware, Ap- shall be the places of holding the courts aforesaid, and for t'lansacun, 
:o*ur"^and P''"?' "'^e, and Upson, to hold an election for five justices transacting county bu-iness, until the justices aforesaid shall ['"biicbuff- 
i.esameco "/"^^'^ '"^'^"^^ ^^^^t for said counties, and the said justices of fix upon the puhHc sites, of which the said justices shall relmin'un- 
heGo- the peace shall certify under their hands to the Governor the give notice by advertisement. '■' ''""«''■ 

'^"i""- persons so elected, who shall thereupon be commissioned by § 9. And be it further enacted, That the county of Ware J^of wa"e 
the Governor, and who shall hold their office until the next shall be added to and become a f)art of the Southern cir- added to '^ 
election for the justices of the Inferior Courts throughout cuit, and be added to and become a part of the second bri- ernSt 
the State, [unless] their office may sooner become vacated gade of the sixth division. Brf adp""** 

y '^^'- § 10. And he it further enacted, That the said justices sixth dIyi- 



?rn Circuit. 
Ware add- 
ed to the 
Second Bri- 
gade, Sixth 
Uivi^ion. 



vision of Georgia militia. 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 
• President of the Senate. 

Assented to, December 15th, 1824. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 

[XO.305.] AN ACT to organize the Counties of Appling, Ware, 
Pike, and Upson, and to authorize the Justices of the 
Inferior Courts of said Counties to select public Sites 
for said Counties ; and for other jnirposes. 

Two or 
nore .In? 
ices of 



128 



COUNTIES.— 1825. 



The Infe- 
rior Court 
jauthorized 
o contract 
or building 
a Court- 
house and 
Jail. 

Elections 
to be held 
at Newnan 
until the 
Inferior 
Court shall 
Ak on a 
public site. 
Courts and 
elections to 
be held at 
tbe house 
of E. Jew- 
ett until the 
public site 
is selected. 
Times of 
holding 
Courts in 
Upson 
County. 



Added to 
the Flint 
Circuit. 



Added to 
Second Bri- 
gade, Fifth 
Division. 



or a majority of them, are authorized to contract for the 
building the court-houses and jails in said counties, which 
shall be as near the centre as convenient. 

§11. And be it further enacted, That the place of hold- 
ing the Superior and Inferior Courts, elections for Governor, 
members of Congress, and county officers in the county of 
Pike, shall be at the town of Newnan, until the Inferior 
Court shall fix on a public site for said county, agreeable 
to the provisions of this act. 

§ 12. And be it further enacted, Th.a.t the Superior and 
Inferior Courts, and elections for all county officers, and 
members to the General Assembly, Governor, and members 
to Congress, shall be held at the house of E. Jewett, in said 
county, until the justices of the Inferior Court thereof shall 
select a public site, agreeable to the provisions of this act. ■ 

§ 13. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
That the Superior Courts in the county of Upson shall be 
held on Thursday after the second Monday in April and 
October, and that the Inferior Courts of said county shall 
be held on the second Monday in July and January. 

§ 14. And be it further enacted. That the county of Up- 
son shall be added to, and become a part of the Flint cir- 
cuit. 

§ 15. And be it further enacted, That the qounty of Up- 
son shall be added to the second brigade of the fifth division 
of the militia of this State. 

JOHN ABERCROMBIE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 20th, 1824.. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



[NO. 306.] AN ACT to form two new Counties from the Counties 
of Irwin and Decatur. 

Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and 
it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from 
and after the passing of this act, the seventeenth and 
eighteenth districts, and such parts of the twenty-third and 
nineteenth districts of Decatur county as lie on the east side 
of the Oaklokna river, together with the thirteenth and 
fourteenth districts of Irwin county, do form and constitute 
a new county called Thomas. • 

§ 2. And be it further enacted. That the eighth, ninth, 
tenth, eleventh, twelfth, fifteenth, and sixteenth districts of 
Irwin county, form and constitute a new county, called 
Lowndes. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That all officers, civil 
and military, within the limits of the two new counties of 
falling into Thomas and Lowndes as aforesaid, do hold their commis- 
Countiesto sions in the same manner as if elected for said counties. 
offi^" "'''" § 4. And be it further enacted, That the new counties of 
Both^new Thomas and Lowndes, be, and are hereby attached to the 
adde"d\^o southem cii'cuit of this State, and to the second brigade 
the somii- and sixth division of Georgia militia. 
"■"^"'""- THOMAS W. MURRAY, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
ALLEN B. POWELL, 

President of the Senate. 
Assented to, December 23d, 1825. 

G. M. TROUP, Governor. 



A new 
County 
formed 
from the 
Counties of 
Irwin and 
Decatur, 
and called 
Thomas. 



One called 
Lowndes. 



All Civil 
and Milita- 
ry Oificeis 



fNo.307.] AN ACT to organize the Counties of Thomas and 
Lowndes, and to appoint Commissioners to select pub- 
lic Sites for said Counties and for Irwin County ; and 
for other purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is 
hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That it shall 



be the duty of any two or more justices of the peace of Elections 
Thomas county, not being candidates themselves, to proceed uces^of^"he 
to hold an election in said county for five justices of the In- inferior 
ferior Court ; and in like manner it shall be the duty of and fwhe'n; 
two or more of the justices of the peace in the county of ^Xm to 
Lowndes, not being candidates, to proceed to the election beholden, 
of five justices of the Inferior Court in the said county of 
Lowndes : and the said justices of the peace shall certify 
under their hand* to the Governor, the persons so elected, 
who shall thereupon be commissioned by him, and shall hold 
their office until the next election for justices of the Inferior 
Court throughout the State. 

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the justices of the Their eiec- 
Inferior Courts of the said counties of Thomas and Lowndes, Rerto'^ht 
are hereby authorized and required to advertise, at least fif- Governor, 
teen days, at three or more of the most public places in tbei/com- 
their respective counties, for the election of clerks of the "'nff|'°.h^ 
Superior and Inferior Courts, a sheriff, coroner, tax col- next resu- 
lector, receiver of tax returns of taxable property, and '^'''^'^"'°" 
county surveyor in each of the aforesaid counties, and it 
shall be the duty of the Governor to commission all officers, 
both civil and military, who are elected agreeable to the 
provisions of this act. 

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the justices of Public offi- 
the Inferior Courts, elected agreeable to the provisions of and J'J],^^ 
this act, for the counties aforesaid, as soon as they are com- '« ^'^ elect- 
missioned and qualified, shall proceed to select grand and Grand and 
petit juries agreea^ble to the laws of this State regulating fo*^begeiect- 
the drawing grand and petit juries. ed. ' 

§ -4'. And be it further enacted. That the sheriff of De- oid sheriffs 
catur county is hereby authorized to perform all the duties "^''1"^^'' a'n 
of sheriff in the county of Thomas, as fully as if he were nie duties 
elected for the same, until a sheriff is elected, commissioned, until t^he 
and qualified for the said county of Thomas. And that the "'^^ ?"^^ 

t ^ 3.re elect6d 

sheriff of Irwin county is hereby authorized to perform all and quaii- 
the duties of sherilTin the county of Lowndes, in like man- '^*^' 
ner, until a sheriff is elected for the said county, commis- 
sioned and qualified agreeable to the provisions of this act. 

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That Duncan Ray, Wil- commis- 
liam J. Forson, Simon Hadley, sen. Michael Horn, and s^ecTpub- 
John Hill Bryan, be, and they are hereby appointed com- ' yjjj'gj ^P" 
missioners to select a public site for the county of Thomas, And also to 
and to purchase a lot or lots of land for the same, and pro- JX^'Jo^^ 
ceed to lay off lots in the public site in said county, and ex- cr^-t the 
pose the same to public sale, after giving sufficient notice, hniidings 
as usual in such cases ; the proceeds of such sales of lots to °"- 
be returned to the Inferior Court of said county, as well as 
the land so purchased for the public site, as a county fund, 
reserving sufficient to pay for purchasing the land for county 
site, and expenses incurred with regard to the same. 

§ 6. And be it further enacted, That Lawrence Fol- ^°[;'™ ^or 
som, Sion Hall, William Blair, John J. Underwood, andtiieCoun- 
Daniel McCranly, are hereby appointed commissioners for Lnwmiee 
selecting a public site in the county of Lowndes, and that and irwin. 
John B. F. Dixon, James Wilcox, Emanuel Knoles, Wil- 
liam Folsom, Elijah Beasly, be, and they are hereby ap- 
pointed commissioners for selecting a public site for the 
county of Irwin, under the same rules and regulations in 
their respective counties of Lowndes and Irwin, as pre- 
scribed in the foregoing section of this act, for tlie govern- 
ment and conduct of the commissioners of the county of 
Thomas, and with as full and ample powers as if they were 
prescribed in the same words. 

§ 7. And be it further enacted, The place of holding Times-and 
the Superior and Inferior Courts, and elections for county hJ^Jjt^j"'^ 
officers for the counties aforesaid, shall be, for the county Conns and 

flections 

of Lowndes, at the house of Sion Hall ; and for the county prescribed. 
of Thomas, at the house of Charles Kingsley ; and for the 
county of Irwin, at the present or usual place of holding 
courts and elections in the county of Irwin, until the com- 
missioners appointed by this act shall have selected public 



COUNTIES.— 1825. 



129 



The Jus- 
tkiis o( the 
Jiiterior 
Court re- 
quired to 
Jet out tlie 
liuilding of 
Court- 
houses and 
Jails. 

Clerks not 
compelled 
to keep 
their offices 
at the 
Court- 
liouses. 
Commis- 
sioners for 
the Tho- 
mas Coun- 
ty -\cade- 
luy ap- 
pointed. 
The Tax 
Collector of 
Thomas 
County, 
When, com- 
missioned, 
authorized 
to call on 
the Re- 
ceivers of 
Irwin and 
Decatur for 
a list of tax- 
able pro- 
jjsrty, Slc. 



sites for Iheir respective counties as aforesaid, and shall 
have proceeded by a written notification to itiform the In- 
ferior Courts of their respective counties of such place and 
circumstance, and it shall be the duty of said justices of the 
Inferior Courts of said counties to advertise the same, 
stating the lot of land selected for the public site of their 
county, at least in three of the most public places in the 
same ; and the same shall thereafter immediately become 
the permanent public site of said county or counties, any 
law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

§ 8. And be it further enacted, 'YhSiiii shall be the duty 
of the justices of the Inferior Court of the counties of 
Lowndes, Thomas, and Irwin, so soon as iheir commis- 
sioners have selected