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by virtue of the statute of distribution of this State, as far as relates to the estate both real and personal, of their reputed father William Douglass, of Emanuel county: Providel, nothing in this act shall be so construed as to authorise the aforosaid persons to inherit to the exclusion of other children of their reputed father, who have been or may hereafter be born in lawful wedlock.

Sec. 4. And it is also enacted by the authority of the same, That Tabitha Newbern is legitimatised and her name changed to that of Tabitha Sweat, and that she is hereby completely and fully legitimatised and entitled to all the rights and privileges that she would have had if she had been born in lawful wedlock, and capable of inheriting and receiving all manner of property, by virtue of the statute of distribution of this State, as far as relates to the estate of her reputed father James Sweat, of Ware county: Provided, nothing in this act shall be so construed as to authorise the aforesaid person to inherit to the exclusion of other children of their reputed father, who have been or may hereafter be born in lawful wedlock."

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Sec. 5. And be it further enactel, That the name of Elshea Jerrel be changed to that of Efishea Wilkerson any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

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AN ACT to alter and change the name of Mary Deavenporte to Mary Queen.

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 the said Mary Deavenporte [shall] be called

and known by the name of Mary Queen-any law to the

contrary notwithstanding.

ASBURY HULL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOMAS STOCKS,

Assented to, Dec. 27, 1831.

President of the Senate.

WILSON LUMPKIN, Governor.

AN ACT to pardon Isaiah Gaines, of Hall county.

Whereas at the last March term of Hall Superior Court, Isaiah Gaines, of Hall county; was convicted of the crime of murder, committed on the body of one Elijah Deaton, and has been reprieved by the Governor until the sixteenth day of December next,

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 from and immediately after the passage of this act, the said Isaiah Gaines be, and he is hereby declared to be free, fully, and entirely pardoned, exonerated, and discharged from the pains and penalties of his said conviction and sentence, as fully, freely, and entirely, as if such conviction and sentence had never taken place, or the offence been committed.

ASBURY HULL,

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Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOMAS STOCKS,

Assented to, Dec. 5, 1831.

President of the Senate.

WILSON LUMPKIN, Governor.

AN ACT to alter and change the name of Thomas Kettle to the name of Thomas Young, to sanction the use, heretofore by the said Thomas Kettle, of the name of Thomas Young, in contracts made by and with him, and for other purposes.

Sec. 1. 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 name of Thomas Kettle shall be, and the same is hereby altered and changed to that of Thomas Young.

. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all and every contract and agreement made and entered into by and with the said Thomas Kettle, under the name of Thomas Young, since the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, and all and every contract and agreement which may be hereafter made and entered into by and with him by the name of Thomas Young, shall be as binding and effectual in law, as if the said Thomas Young had applied for and obtained the passage of an act of the General Assembly to authorise his change of name, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, or at any time before the passing of this act.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all and every devise and bequest of property, real or personal, which has been made since the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, to the said Thomas Kettle, by the name of Thomas Young, shall be deemed and held as good and valid in law and equity, to all intents and purposes, as if the name of the said Thomas Kettle had been, by act of the General Assembly, altered and changed to that of Thomas Young before any such devise or bequest.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all deeds and other instruments of writing, which have at any time heretofore been subscribed as a witness, by the said Thomas Kettle, under the name of Thomas Young, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be as duly attested or witnetsed, as if an act of the General Assembly had been passed before the attestation of any such deed, authorising the name of Thomas Kettle to be changed to that of Thomas Young.

ASBURY HULL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOMAS STOCKS,

President of the Senate.

WILSON LUMPKIN, Governor.

Assented to, Dec. 21, 1831.

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AN ACT for the relief of Joseph R. Saltar.

Whereas an act passed the tenth of December, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, authorising the building of a new court house in the county of Wayne; and whereas, the commissioners appointed by virtue of said act, did let the building of said court house to the lowest bidder; and whereas Joseph R. Saltar was the lowest bidder to build said court house, according to the provisions of said act; and whereas the act passed the twentieth of December, eighteen hundred and twenty-five, repealing the above recited act, and breaking the contract there entered into according to the provisions of the above recited act.

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, the Justices of the Inferior Court in the county of Wayne, shall be authorised to make settlement with Joseph R. Saltar, according to the contract entered into between said Saltar and the commissioners appointed by law to contract for building said court house-Any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

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AN ACT for the relief Julia-ann Miller.

Whereas, at a Superior Court in and for the county of Monroe, at March term, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, a judgment was obtained against Julia-ann Miller, as Executrix in her own wrong on the estate of William S. Miller, her deceased husband, at the instance of the State of Georgia,

for the use of the Central Bank, on two notes given by the said William S. Miller in his life time, for the rent of two fractions in the county of Troup, one of the notes for the sum of two hundred and twenty dollars, and the other for seventy-seven dollars, both notes bearing date, twenty-fifth December, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, That from and after the passage of this act, the said Julia-ann Miller, be, and she is hereby exonerated from the payment of the said judgment founded upon the notes aforesaid. The said Julia-ann Miller first paying all costs that have accrued in said case; any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

ASBURY HULL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOMAS STOCKS,

Assented to, Dec. 26, 1831.

President of the Senate.

WILSON LUMPKIN, Governor.

AN ACT for the relief of John Burgess of Franklin county.

Whereas, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixteen, one Lewis Burgess, then of the county of Franklin, a minor, purchased of the Trustees of the University of Georgia, a tract or lot of land situate in the said county of Franklin, in the five thousand acre tract of land belonging to the Trustees of said University, on Shoal Creek, and known and distinguished in the said tract by the number thirtyseven; and whereas the said John Burgess, the father of the said Lewis, became his security for the purchase money of of the said tract of land, and the said Lewis having departed this life whilst a minor, and having paid no part of said purchase money; and whereas the said John Burgess has paid to the Trustees aforesaid, the full amount of the purchase money for the said tract of land, and inasmuch as the said Trustees are not authorised to make or cause to be made a deed to the said John Burgess, for the tract of land aforesaid.

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