H. R. 156 - In the Senate of the United States, March 31, 1818. Read and passed to second reading: An Act concerning the Territory of Alabama.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of

America in Congress assembled that any person or persons who have or may hereafter purchase from the United States one quarter section or more of land in the Alabama Territory and shall have paid 1/4 part thereon, as the law in such cases requires, and shall have obtained a certificate of the proper land officer to that effect, shall be competent to hold any office of honor or profit in the said territory, anything in the ordinances or former laws of the United States to the contrary notwithstanding. March 28, 1818

Passed the House of Representatives

Attest: Thomas Dougherty, C.H.R.

(Transcribed from the Alabama Territorial Papers, 1818-1822, microfilm Roll 8 in the Clayton Genealogy Library, Houston, TX, by Rae Venable Calvert [cr831@aol.com]

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