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such persons before mentioned, as white persons have in their respective counties with white testimony.'
Sec. 6.—All laws and usages of the Creeks and Cherokees within the limits of the state, contrary to its constitution and laws, are abolished.
Sec. 7.—If any Indians shall meet in any counsel, assembly, or convention, and there make any law for the tribe, contrary to the laws and constitution of this state,' they shall be imprisoned not less than two, nor more than four months.
Sec. 8.—But they may meet any agent of the United States or of this state, for any purpose whatever, and any person attempting by persuasion or force, to prevent such meeting on the part of the Indians, shall be imprisoned three months.
Sec. 9.-In all cases where a suit is brought on contracts hereafter made, to recover property from any Indian, the consideration shall be proved by two creditable witnesses.'
Sec. 10.-If any person shall confiscate or attempt to confiscate the property of any person or persons, in consequence of his or her enrolling for emigration, or offering to enrol,' he shall be imprisoned not less than two, nor more than four months.
Sec. 11.–The governor is required to distribute two hundred copies of this act, to each of the Indian tribes in the state.
Sec. 14.- Contracts freely and voluntarily made, whereby any white man shall purchase an improvement or claim of any Indian, on any of the unceded territory in this state, and shall actually receive possession thereof, the same shall be obligatory on the parties to such contract; provided the same is made in the presence of one respectable free white person, and reduced to writing, in which shall be specified the terms of such contract; and provided a valuable consideration be paid for such claim.'
Manufacturing Company. An act was passed to incorporate the Mobile Manufacturing Company, with a capital stock of $200000; the company is not restricted to any particular kind of manufactures.
Militia. Four military companies were incorporated. Several other acts were passed in relation to this subject.
Pedlers. There shall be paid for each license granted to any hawker or pedler of clocks in each county, the sum of $ 50;' if any such person shall sell or exchange any clock, without first taking out a license, he shall forfeit the sum of $ 100, to be recovered, one half to the use of the state, and the other half to the use of the informer.
Railroads. The Tennesee and Alabama Railroad Company was incorporated, for the purpose of constructing a railroad 'from Selma or such other point on the Alabama River, at or above the mouth of the Cahawba, or at any point on the Cahawba River, as they shall deem advisable, to Decatur on the Tennessee River, and to the head of the Ten Island Shoals, on the Coosa River, or to any other point or points on either of the above named rivers;' the capital stock of the company is not to exceed $3,000,000. The Tuscumbia, Courtland and Decatur Railroad Company was incorporated; its capital is not to exceed $2,000,000. The Montgomery Rail Road Company was incorporated, with a capital stock which is not to exceed $ 1,000,000; the railroad is to extend from Montgomery to the Chattahoochie River, opposite Columbus in Georgia; the charters of two of these companies pro. vides, that if they should ever ask or receive aid in the construction of the roads from the government of the United States, the charters are to become forfeited.
Tonnage Duly. The mayor and aldermen of Mobile are required, in December, 1834, and annually thereafter, to elect a board of wardens, one of whom shall be chosen harbor-master of the port of Mobile ; the harbor-master is authorized to demand of the commander, owner or consignees of every ‘vessel that may enter at the custom-house of Mobile, and discharge or take in a cargo (steamboats, challoons, flats, and Pensacola and New Orleaps packets excepted) three cents per ton, to be computed from the tonnage expressed in the registers of such vessels, respectively,
Wharf and Steamboat Company. The Planters' Wharf and Steamboat Company, in Montgomery, was incorporated with a capital stock which is not to exceed $ 50,000.
Ch. 4.- Embezzlements by public officers. The object of this act is the prevention of embezzlements by persons employed in public service. If any such person, intrusted by virtue of such employment with the receipt, custody, &c. of any chattel, money, or valuable security, shall embezzle the same, or any part thereof, he shall, in England and Ireland, be deemed guilty of felony, and in Scotland, of a high crime and offence, and on conviction be liable to be transported for any term, not exceeding fourteen years, nor less than seven years, or to be imprisoned, with or without
hard labor, for any term not exceeding three years; any number of distinct acts of embezzlements, not exceeding three, and committed within six months from the first to the last, may be included in one indictment; every offender may be tried in the county or place in which he shall be apprehended, or where the offence was committed.
Chs. 10, 11, and 27.–Cholera. These acts were passed 'for the prevention, as far as may be possible, of the disease called cholera, or spasmodic or Indian cholera,' in England and Scotland.
Ch. 27.-An act was also passed to amend two acts passed in the reign of George 3, for establishing fever hospitals and for preventing contagious diseases in Ireland.
Ch. 16.—Permils. The object of this act is to consolidate and amend the laws regulating the issuing of permits for the removal of goods, under the laws of excise.
Ch. 20.— Tobacco. This is an act, 'to provide for the sale, manufacture, and consumption of tobacco grown in Ireland before January 1, 1832.
Ch. 33.—Courts of Chancery and Exchequer. This is an act 'to effectuate the service of process issuing from the Courts of Chancery and Exchequer in England and Ireland.'
Ch. 34.-Coin, offences relating to. Sec. 1. By this section a large number of previous statutes was repealed; but offences committed before the repeal may be tried under the old acts after the repeal; and the offenders are to be liable to transportation for life or not less than seven years, or to imprisonment for not more than four years, instead of capital punishment. Sec. 3. Any person convicted of counterfeiting the king's gold or silver coin, shall be liable to the same punishment; and such offence shall be deemed complete, although the coin shall not be in a fit state to be uttered, or the counterfeiting shall not be finished.' Sec. 5. If any person lighten any current gold or silver coin, with intent to make the same pass for current coin, he shall be liable to transportation for not more than fourteen nor less than seven years, or imprisonment for not more than three years. Sec. 6. If any person shall, or shall offer to, buy, sell, receive, or pay any counterfeit coin as current gold or silver coin, at a lower rate than the same by its denomination imports, or if any person shall import any such counterfeit coin, knowing the same to be counterfeit, he shall be liable to the punishments mentioned in section 3. Secs. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. These sections provide for the punishment of persons uttering or having in their possession counterfeit coin,
or making or mending, &c. instruments used in counterfeiting, and of those convicted of counterfeiting copper coin, &c. Sec. 13. Gold or silver coin suspected to be diminished, otherwise than by reasonable wearing, or to be counterfeit, may be cut by any person to whom it is tendered, who must bear the loss, if it prove to be of due weight and to be lawful coin; in case of dispute, any justice of the peace may finally determine the matter in a summary manner, and examine the parties on oath. Sec. 14. This section provides for the seizing counterfeit coin or tools used for counterfeiting, and authorizes justices of the peace in certain cases, by warrant, to cause places in the occupation or under the control of suspected persons to be searched, either in the day time or night, &c. Sec. 15. Two or more persons acting in concert in different counties, may be tried in either county, Sec. 18. Principals in the second degree, and accessories before the fact, to any felony against this act, are to be punishable as principals in the first degree; and accessories after the fact are to be liable to be imprisoned for not more than two years. Sec. 19. In cases where imprisonment is awarded, the court may order hard labor and solitary confinement.
Ch. 36.—Barbadoes, St. Vincent, and St. Lucia. This is an act 'to allow the importation of lumber, and of fish and provisions, into those islands; and to indemnify the governors and others of those islands, for having permitted the importation of those articles duty free.'
Ch. 39.- Process in Personal Actions. This is an act for uniformity of process in personal actions, in bis Majesty's Courts of Law at Westminster.' It prescribes the mode of proceeding in personal actions, the forms of the writ of summons, of entering an appearance, of the writ of distringas, of the writ of detainer, of the process against a member of parliament, under the 6th Geo. 4, c. 16, 10, &c.
Ch. 41.- Tithes. This is an act to facilitate the recovery of tithes in certain cases in Ireland, and for the relief of the clergy of the Established Church.'
Ch. 42.—Poor Allotments. This act authorizes (in parishes enclosed under any act of parliament) the letting of the poor allotments made for the benefit of the poor in small portions to such industrious cottagers, being day laborers or journeymen legally settled in such parishes, and dwelling within or near their bounds, as shall apply for the same; the person hiring the land is required to cultivate it, so as to preserve it in a due state of fertility; if the rent shall be four weeks in arrear, or the land not duly cultivated, the parish officers, with the consent of the vestry, may give notice to quit, within one week after notice served on the occupier; if any such tenant refuse to deliver up possession, or if any other person shall unlawfully hold possession of such land, the churchwardens and overseers may exhibit a complaint before two justices, who are authorized to issue a summons to the person against whom the complaint shall be made, and to hear and determine the complaint, and, if they shall adjudge the same to be true, to cause possession of the land to be delivered to the churchwardens and overseers. Arrears of rent shall be recoverable by application to two justices of the peace in petty sessions, who shall summon the party, and, if they find any rent to be due, they are authorized to issue a warrant to levy the same upon his goods; the rent is to be applied to the purchase of fuel to be distributed, in winter, among the poor parishioners; no habitations shall be erected on the land demised under this act.
Ch. 45.-Reform Bill. An act was passed, consisting of eightytwo sections, 'to amend the Representation of the people in England and Wales.'
Sec. 1.-Each of the boroughs enumerated in the schedule marked (A) shall, after the end of the present parliament, cease to return any member to serve in parliament.
Schedule (A). Old Sarum, Wiltshire; Newtown, Isle of Wight; St. Michael's, Cornwall; Gatton, Surrey; Bramber, Sussex; Bossiney, Cornwall; Dunwick, Suffolk ; Ludgershall, Wiltshire; St. Mawe's, Cornwall; Beeralston, Devonshire; West Love, Cornwall; St. Germain's, Cornwall; Newport, Cornwall; Blechingley, Surrey; Aldborough, Yorkshire; Camelford, Cornwall; Hindon, Wiltshire; East Love, Cornwall; Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire; Great Bedwin, Wiltshire; Yarmouth, Isle of Wight; Queensborough, Kent; Castle Rising, Norfolk; East Grinstead, Sussex ; Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire ; Wendover, Buckinghamshire; Weobly, Herefordshire; Winchelsea, Sussex ; Tregony, Cornwall; Haslemere, Surrey; Saltash, Cornwall; Oxford, Suffolk ; Callington, Cornwall; Newton, Lancashire; Ilchester, Somersetshire; Boroughbridge, Yorkshire; Stockbridge, Hampshire; New Romney, Kent; Hedon, Yorkshire; Plympton, Devonshire; Seaford, Sussex; Heytesbury, Wiltshire ; Steyning, Sussex ; Whitchurch, Hampshire ; Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire; Downton, Wiltshire; Fowey, Cornwall; Milborne Port, Somersetshire; Aldeburgh, Suffolk; Minehead, Somersetshire; Bishop's Castle, Shropshire; Okehampton, Devonshire; Appleby, Westmoreland ; Lostwithiel, Cornwall; Brackley, Northamptonshire ; Amersham, Buckinghamshire.