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Relief of securities in certain cases. Election of Superintendent of Road, Bridges, &c.
An Act for the relief of securities on recognizances in certain cases.
WHEREAS, Many persons have heretofore become security on recognizances for the personal appearance of parties at the Superior Courts of this State, who, after the execution of said bonds, Preamble, enlisted in the Confederate army and navy; and whereas, many of said recognizances either have been or are liable to be forfeited, to the great injury of said securities; for remedy whereof,
curity may be
18. SEC. I. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, That in all cases in the Superior Courts of this State, where such recognizances have been forfeited, or are liable to be forfeited, and the principal did, before such forfeiture, enlist in the having enConfederate army or navy, and cannot now be found or produced, forfeiture, se the security, or securities, on such recognizances, may, in the dis- relieved. cretion of the Court, be and they are hereby relieved from all pains, penalties, and liabilities of the same, upon full payment of all costs, which may have accrued up to the time of the release of paid. said securities; any law, usage, or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.
Approved 5th February, 1866.
Costs to be
ROADS AND BRIDGES.
Sec. 1. Office of Superintendent of Roads and Sec. 4. Superintendent to collect fines,&c.
Bridges for certain counties. Elec
tion of. Coinmission. Justices may
2. Must give bond and security..
3. To appoint overseers of Roads, &c.]
5. Any county may adopt provisions of
An Act to provide for the election of a Superintendent of Public Roads and Bridges in the counties of Wilkes, Muscogee and Lincoln, and such other counties as may adopt the provisions of this Act, and to define his rights and duties, and to repeal all laws inconsistent with this Act. 1. SEC. I. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, That all laws providing for the appointment of Road Commissioners for the counties of Wilkes, Muscogee and Lincoln, and such other counties as may adopt the provisions of this Act, and vesting any authority in them, be and the same are hereby re
Election of Superintendent of Roads and Bridges.
pealed; and that from and after the passage of this Act, the same authority, rights and duties vested in and obligatory on the Road Commissioners in the counties of Wilkes, Muscogee and Lincoln, Office of sa be and the same are hereby vested in and conferred on one officer, perintendent to be styled "Superintendent of Roads and Bridges," to be elected bridges for once in two years, at the same time and place as other county offiElection of cers, and by the same electors, (except that the first election for this officer shall take place on the first Tuesday in April, 1866, and his term of office shall expire January 1st, 1868,) the returns of said elections to be made to the Justices of the Inferior Court of each of said counties, and a commission to be issued to the officer by them; said Justices to determine who is elected, and to order a new election where no one is elected, or where a vacancy occurs from any cause in said officer, and for sufficient cause made known to them, to remove said officer, and to have the same authority and control over said officer as over Road Commissioners. But
Justices may remove.
when any such Superintendent is so removed, he shall have the Right to ap right to appeal to the Superior Court of the county of which he is Road Superintendent, and there have his case tried by a special Jury, in such manner as the presiding Judge may direct.
2. SEC. II. When such Superintendent is elected, he shall when Bond and se-commissioned give bond and security in the sum of one thousand dollars, faithfully to discharge his duties, which bond shall be taken by said Justices of the Inferior Court, and shall be for the benefit of any citizen of the county or State who may be injured by the non performance of duty by said officer.
3. SEC. III. Said Superintendent shall have authority to apMay appoint point overseers of the roads in the counties of. Wilkes, Muscogee and Lincoln, who shall be obliged to serve for one year when so. appointed, and again be liable to reappointment after four years, and such overseer shall be obliged to work the roads with such hands or labor as may be appointed by said Superintendent, and said Superintendent shall have the right to work the public roads not only with the hands liable to do road duty, but also with such criminals as may be turned over to him, and such criminals when so employed shall be supported as the Justices of the Inferior Court, and under such regulations as the Judges of the Inferior Court may prescribe.
4. SEC. IV. It shall be the duty of said Superintendent to: To collect all collect, as Road Commissioner, all fines and dues for failure to work the roads, and faithfully account for the same with the County Treasurer, and said Superintendent shall receive as his compenCompensa sation annually from the County Treasurer of Wilkes and Muscogee counties, the sum of four hundred dollars, and for the county of Lincoln the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars.
Other Counties may
5. SEC. V. That the Justices of the Inferior Court of any othadopt provis. er county in this State, upon the recommendation of the Grand ot of this Jury of said county, may adopt the provisions of this Act, and the
Increase salary of Supt. of W. & A. R. R. Consolidation of offices of Sec. of State and Surveyor General.
Justices aforesaid may fix the salary of the Superintendent of
Roads in their respective counties. /
SEC. VI. Repeals conflicting laws.
An Act to increase the salary of the Superintendent of the Western and Atlantic Rail Road.
WHEREAS, On account of the enhanced price of subsistence, labor, &c., the services of an experienced and competent Rail Road man can not be procured, to take charge of the Western and Atlantic Rail Road, for and at the compensation now allowed by law, for remedy whereof,
1. SEC. I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, Salary That the salary .of said Superintendent be five thousand dollars $5,000 per annum, the same to be paid as heretofore.
SEC. II. Repeals conflicting laws.
An Act to consolidate the offices of Secretary of State and Surveyor General, and to provide salaries for the Comptroller General, State Treasu-* :, rer and Secretary of State and Librarian.
2. SEC. I. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That the offices Offices of of Secretary of State and Surveyor General be and the same are State and hereby consolidated; and that the Secretary of State be and he is General comhereby required to discharge the duties of both of said offices. 3. SEC. II. That hereafter the salary of Secretary of State,
Compensation of members of General Assembly. Salaries of Judges, &c.
State House for the duties required of him in this Act to be performed, shall be the sum of two thousand dollars per annum; the salary of Comptroller General shall be two thousand dollars per annum; and the salary of State Treasurer shall be two thousand dollars per annum, and the salary of the State Librarian shall be one thousand dollars per annum.
SEC. III. Repeals conflicting laws.
An Act to fix the amount of compensation the members and officers of the General Assembly shall receive for their services, until otherwise altered by law.
4. SEC. I. The General Assembly of the State of Georgia do enact, That until otherwise altered by law, the members and officers of the General Assembly shall receive compensation for their serviPer diem and ces as follows: The President of the Senate and Speaker of the Pres. of Sen House of Representatives shall receive each the sum of twelve dolSpeaker of lars per day, and the sum of five dollars for every twenty miles of travel going to and returning from the Seat of Government, the distance to be computed by the nearest route usually travelled; and Of members. that each member of the General Assembly shall receive the sum of nine dollars per day, and the sum of five dollars for every twenty. miles of travel going to and returning from the Seat of Government, the distance to be computed by the nearest route usually travelled. Approved 17th March, 1866.
An Act to fix the salaries of the Judges and certain other officers of the
5. SEC. I. Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of Salaries of this Act, the salaries of the Judges of the Supreme Court shall be preme Court. thirty five hundred dollars each per annum.
Judge of Su
6. SEC. II. The salaries of the Judges of the Superior Courts shall be twenty-five hundred dollars each per annum.
7. SEC. III. The salary of the Reporter of the Supreme Court Reporter. shall be one thousand dollars per annum.
8. SEC. IV. The salaries of the Solicitors General and of the Attorney General shall be three hundred dollars each per annum. 9. SEC. V. The salaries of the Secretaries of the Executive Ex. Dept. Department shall be eighteen hundred dollars each per annum, -Messenger. and of the Messenger of the Governor, nine hundred and fifty dollars per annum.
10. SEC. VI. That the salary of the Clerks of the Comptroller and Treasu General and Treasurer shall be sixteen hundred dollars each, and
Increase pay of Compiler. Fees of Clerk of Supreme Court.
that the salary of State Librarian shall be twelve hundred dollars. Librarian. SEC. VII. Repeals conflicting laws.
Approved 15th February, 1866.
An Act to increase the pay of the Compiler, and provide for the early distribution of the laws.
WHEREAS, It is important that the laws should be printed and distributed as soon as possible, therefore,
11. SEC. I. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, That the Governor be and he is hereby authorized to pay the Compiler of the laws seven hundred and fifty dollars instead of Compiler five hundred dollars, as prescribed in the Code; Provided, the in Compiler shall employ such assistance as may be requisite to have the laws ready for distribution in the shortest possible time, to be judged of the Governor.
Copies of livered to or
12. Sec. II. That so soon as the laws are ready, notice of the fact being given in the papers of Milledgeville, the number of copies assigned to any county shall be delivered to the order of the laws to be deClerk of the Inferior Court of said county, or sent as may be di- der of Clerk rected by him, in advance of the distribution of the laws and of Inferior journals as provided in the Code.
Sec. III. Repeals conflicting laws.
An Act to increase the fees of the Clerk of the Supreme Court, and regulating the fees of Ordinaries, Clerks, Sheriffs and other county officers..
13. Sec. I. The General Assembly do enact, That from and after the passage of this Act, the fees of the Clerk of the Supreme Court of Cl shall be as follows, to-wit: For entering and carrying case to judg ment, six dollars; recording opinion, six dollars; remitter, including certificate and seal, two dollars.
14. Sec. II. That the fees of Ordinaries, Clerks of the Superior Fees of Counand Inferior Courts, and Sheriffs and other county officers, shall be payable in payable in currency, upon the rates of fees now provided by the Code.
Sec. III. Repeals conflicting laws.