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vote for members of the Legislature, to assemble at some public place, previously designated, by advertisement, in said town, and under the superintendence of two or more Justices of the Peace, of said county, to elect by ballot, five Commissioners for said town, who shall continue in office for one year and until their successors are elected; and if it shall so happen that such election shall not take place on the day before appointed, it shall be lawful for the same to be held on any other day, in the manner and form before prescribed by this act, upon ten days notice being given thereof, in two or more public places in said town; and in case of the death, removal, or resignation of any of the said Commissioners, those remaining shall have power to fill such vacancy or vacancies until the next annual election.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the aforementioned Commissioners, and their successors in office, shall have full power and authority to pass all laws, rules and regulations, in relation to the police of said town as shall seem to them conducive to the health, peace, and well-being of the inhabitants thereof: Provided, the same be not repugnant to the Constitution and laws of this State, or of the United States-and they shall have full power and authority to appoint such officers as may be necessary to carry into effect and execute such rules and regulations.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Commissioners and their successors in office, shall have jurisdiction over the fraction number three hundred and eighteen, and lot number two hundred and eightythree in the fifth district of said county.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Commissioners and their successors in office, shall have power to levy a poll tax on the inhabitants and a tax on all property in said town: Provided; the said poll tax, shall not exceed one dollar, and the tax on property shall not exceed that required by the State.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Commissioners shall be authorised to issue executions for their taxes, fines and penalties, and the same shall be collected as magistrates executions.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Trustees of the Franklin Academy be, and they are hereby authorised to erect their academy building on said

lot number two hundred and eighty-three-any provision in this act of incorporation to the contrary, notwithstanding.

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AN ACT to authorise the Intendant and Commissioners of the town of Columbus to lay off and lease any water lots in said town, below Thomas street, for the term of twenty years, for the use of the wharves only.

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Sec. 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 from and after the passing of this act, the Intendant and Com missioners of the town of Columbus and their successors in office, are fully authorised to lay off and lease any water lots in said town below Thomas strect, for the purpose of building wharves only, for any number of years as they may think proper, not exceeding twenty, for use and benefit of said town.

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

ASBURY HULL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOMAS STOCKS,

Assented to, Dec. 26, 1831.

President of the Senate.

WILSON LUMPKIN, Governor

AN ACT to incorporate the town of Thomasville in the county of Thomas, and to appoint Commissioners for the

same.

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 from and after the passage of this act the corporate authority and jurisdiction of the limits of the town of Thomasville, shall be extended to, and be exercised over, all lots which now are or may hereafter be laid out for said town.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Isaac P. Brooks, Edward Pennington, [Remmington] Malcom Ferguson, James Kerksey, and Murdock McAwley, be, and they are hereby appointed Commissioners for the 'town of Thomasville, and they, or a majority of them, or their successors in office, shall have full power and authority at any time, to convene and to pass all by-laws, rules, and regulations which may be necessary for the good order and government of the same, and shall have full power and authority to appoint such officers as they may deem necessary to carry said by-laws, rules, and regulations into effect, Provided, such by-laws, rules, and regulations, be not repugnant to the laws and constitution of this State.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That said Commis sioners shall continue in office until the first Saturday in January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, or until their successors are elected, on which day and on the first. Saturday in January annually thereafter, all free white males within the corporate limits of said town, who are entitled to vote for members of the General Assembly, shall assemble at the court-house in said town, and choose by ballot, five Commissioners, who shall continue in office for one year, or until their successors are elected, and shall be re-eligible, and that said election shall be held by any of the Justices of the Peace or Justices of the Inferior Court of Thomas county; and on counting out the votes given, those having the highest number of votes shall be the Commissioners of said town, agreeably to the provisions of this act.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That in the event that there shall be no election held on the day and manner pointed out by this act, the Commissioners of said town, or any two of them, may, and they are hereby empowered to order

an election for Commissioners, to be held in the court-house, or at some convenient place in said town, at any time, ten days notice, by advertisement, being given of said election, upon the court-house door, and some other public places of said town, and all vacancies which may occur in said Board of Commissioners shall be filled in like manner, agreeable to the provisions of this act.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That said Commissioners and their saccessors in office shall be, and they are hereby empowered to use a common seal, and to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court of law or equity in this State,

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted. That said Commissioners shall have the entire control of the persons and hands within the limits of said corporation, so far as it regards road duty, and may apportion and assign said hands to work on all the streets in said town in such manner as they make think proper, agreeable to the road laws in force in this State: Provided, that said hands shall not be liable to perform any road duty out of the corporate limits of said town.

ASBURY HULL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOMAS STOCKS,

President of the Senate.

Assented to, Dec. 26, 1831.

WILSON LUMPKIN, Governor.

AN ACT to alter and amend an act to incorporate the town of Monroe, in the county of Walton, and to extend the corporate limits of said town.

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 five Commissioners being residents of said town of Monroe, shall be elected by ballot, at the court-house in said town, on the first Saturday in January, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, and

on the second Saturday in January, in every succeeding year thereafter, all the free white male citizens of the said town, who shall have given in their taxable property, and who shall be entitled to vote for members to the General Assembly, shall assemble at the court-house in said town, and by ballot elect five Commissioners, who shall continue in office one year, and until their successors are elected, at which election any two magistrates of said county shall preside, and in case of the death, removal, or resignation, [of any] of said Commissioners, the remaining commissioners shall have power to fill the vacancy, to continue until the next election; the Commissioners and all others appointed by this act, shall be re-eligible.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Commissioners of said town, and their successors, shall have full power and authority to pass such by-laws and regulations as they may deem necessary for enforcing and collecting all poll and other taxes upon the taxable property in said town: Provided, any poll tax shall not exceed one dollar on each person.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any of said Commissioners so elected or appointed, to enter on the duties of his office, until he shall have taken and subscribed the following oath: "I, A. B. do solemnly swear, (or affirm, as the case may be,) that I will well and truly perform the duties of a Commissioner by adopting such measures as shall in my judgment be best calculated to promote the general good of the citizens of the town of Monroe;" said oath to be administered by any Justice of the Peace, or Justice of the Inferior Court.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the said Commissioners shall have full power and authority to appoint such officers as they may deem necessary, for the purpose of enforcing and collecting such taxes, and for the purpose of discharging such other duties as may be requisite.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Commissioners shall have power and authority to make any by-laws and regulations they may deem necessary, requiring the citizens of said town to return, on oath, to the officer to be appointed as aforesaid, the amount of taxable property and stock in trade by him or them possessed in said town; and in case of refusal, to cause the tax to be assessed and collected in such manner as they may prescribe.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That said Commissioners shall have full power and authority to impose a tax on

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