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pacity, moral character, or otherwise, said teacher shall be disqualified from receiving pay for such tuition. The said Board shall meet the first Monday in March and every six months thereafter, if necessary, in Spring Place in Murray county, for the purposes contained in said act.

SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to the manner and form of the returns of the Justices of the Peace, as pointed out in the general law for the education of the poor children of the State of Georgia.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of laws repugnant to this act be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved, February 23, 1850.

AN ACT to amend an act to provide for the education of

the poor, assented to the 27th of December, 1843, so far as relates to the county of Warren, and also to regulate the distribution of the poor school fund where returns are not made.

SECTION 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 aforesaid, That in all cases where the Justices of the Inferior Court of Warren county shall appoint.commissioners or other persons to superintend the proper application of the poor school fund and the education of the poor as provided in said recited act, they shall allow such persons so appointed such compensation for their services as the said Justices may in their discretion think proper, and that the person or persons so appointed shall give bond and security to the said Justices and their successors in office for the faithful discharge of their duties, which said bond may be sued on by the said Justices or their successors in office, and the amount received thereon shall be applied to and become a part of the said poor school fund for said county.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That in case of failure to make return of the number of poor children to the Governor, no county shall be deprived of its portion of the poor school fund under the distribution of 1850 or any subsequent year, but the Governor shall allow to such county such sum upon the apportionment as it shall be entitled to, taking the last return made from such county of the number

children in lieu of the one that should be made. Section 3. 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.

Approved, January 18, 1850.

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AN ACT to authorize and require the Justices of the Infe

rior Courts of Gilmer and Walker counties to proportion the poor school fund of said counties among the several districts agreeable to the number of poor children returned by the magistrates, and to appoint a treasurer to receive and pay out the same to the teachers of each district.

Section 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 Justices of the Inferior Courts of Gilmer and Walker counties be and they are hereby authorized and required to proportion the poor school fund of said counties among the diferent districts agreeable to the number of poor children returned by the Justices of the Peace in said counties.

SECTION 2. Be it further enacted, That the Justices of the Inferior Courts are hereby required to appoint a treasurer in each district of said counties, to receive and pay out said fund to the teachers thereof, any law to the contrary notwithstanding

Approved, February 14, 1850.

AN ACT for the relief of the teachers of poor children of the

county of Hall for the year eighteen hundred and fortyfive.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgiu in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the Justices of the Inferior Court of said county be and they are hereby required to pay the teachers of poor children in said county for the year eighteen hundred and forty-five out of any surplus which may arise after the payment of all accounts for teaching poor children for the year eighteen hundred and forty-nine, or any subsequent year, until all the accounts for said year of eighteen hundred and forty-five be fully paid.

Section 2. 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.

Approved, February 22, 1850.

AN ACT to impose certain additional duties upon the treas

urer and the trustee, or person or persons having charge of the poor school fund of Burke county.

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SECTION 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, it shall be the duty of the treasurer of Burke county and the trustee or other person having charge of the poor school fund of said county, to make out annually a balance sheet or statement of the amount of money received by them, and from what source it was received; also the amount of money paid out by them, and to whom paid, and on what account it was paid, which said balance sheet shall be laid before the Grand Jury of the said county at the November term of Superior Court of said county, said account to be made out from November first to thirty-first of October, inclusive, each and every year, and the said Grand Jury shall be empowered to call for the vouchers of either of these officers whenever desired.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That when any trustee of the poor school fund or county treasurer of said county shall lend out or otherwise dispose of the funds in their hands, and shall on that account be unable to pay proper orders drawn upon them or settle with their successors in office in cash, they shall forfeit all of their commissions on said funds, and the Inferior Court of said county may issue execution against such trustee or treasurer immediately for the amount which ought to be in their hands respectively.

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

Approved, January 26, 1850.

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AN ACT to alter and amend the poor school laws now in

force, so far as respects the county of Dooly. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and Hojise 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 of Dooly county shall receive the amount of the poor school fund which may be apportioned to said county, and may appoint a treasurer for the keeping of said fund, and take his bond with good and sufficient security, payable to the said Justices of the Inferior Court and their successors in office, in the sum of five hundred dollars, which bond shall be recorded in the Clerk's office of the Superior Court of said county, and filed in said office.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Justices of the Inferior Court shall advertise on the first Monday in January in each and every year in every district of Georgia

Militia in said county for the teachers of the poor children in said county to present to the Clerk of the Inferior Court their accounts for the tuition of said children for the preceding year, by the first Monday of February țhereafter, and the said Justices of the Inferior Court shall apportion the amount of funds received pro rata among the persons presenting such accounts: Provided, said teachers shall have taught said children the whole time that they taught school for that year, or so much of said time as their parents could or would send them.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of said Justices of the Inferior Court, within ten days after receiving said poor school fund, to advertise the same in each militia district from which accounts have been presented, and shall at any time thereafter pay off said accounts: Provided, said accounts do not amount to more than the per diem pay now allowed by law for teaching said children; and after paying said accounts, should there be any sur plus funds remaining from that year or any previous years, the said Justices of the Inferior Court are authorized to pay out the same to accounts for previous years, having due regard to seniority of said accounts.

SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That all laws or parts of laws militating against this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved, December 20, 1849.

AN ACT to change the time for holding elections for mem

bers to represent the people of this state in the Congress of the United States.

SECTION 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 election for members of the United States Congress shall be held on the first Monday in October, in the year eighteen hundred and fiftyone, and on the first Monday in October every two years thereafter, any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwith

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Section 2. And be it further enacted, That in case of an extra session of the Congress of the United [States] before the first day of November in any year in which said election is to take place, as provided in the foregoing section, it shall be the duty of his Excellency the Governor to issue his proclamation, ordering an election for Representatives in Congress in time for such extra session, on such a day as he may deem advisable, and the election held on

such day, shall be held, conducted and the proper returns made to the Governor, as if the same were held at the

regular time fixed by law.

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

Approved, February 6, 1950.

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AN ACT to fix and make permanent the places of holding

elections in the several precincts in the county of Murray and the county of Dade.

SECTION 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 immediately after the passage of this act, all elections at each and every of the precincts in the county of Murray, shall be holden at the places of holding Justices Courts in the districts in which said election precincts may be now or hereafter respectively situated.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That in the event of the change of the militia districts in said county, so as to remove any election precinct as now or may hereafter be established by law, from one district to another, the place of holding elections in said election precinct shall be the place of holding Justices Courts in the district in which said precinct may be located by such change.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all and singular the provisions of this act are hereby extended to the county of Dade.

SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved, February 5, 1850.

AN ACT to compensate the managers of elections in the

county of Wayne. SECTION 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 froin and after the passage of this act, the consolidating managers of elections in the county of Wayne shall be entitled to receive out of the County Treasury of said county, two dollars each, as a compensation for their services as managers as aforesaid.

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