Original Handwritten Act
placed before the Tennessee State Legislature
October 21, 1823

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Trascription of the Document

Section 1. Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, that a new county to be called and known, by the name of Weakley County, shall be and is hereby established west of Henry County. Beginning at the northwest corner of Henry County, running west with the state line to a point four miles west of the northwest corner of Range 3, fractional section 10, in the 13th District, thence south to the fourth sectional line in said District, running parallel with the Range line, thence east with the fourth sectional line to the second Range line in the Twelfth Surveyor's District, thence north with said Range line to the beginning.

Section 2. Be it enacted, that for the administration of justice, the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions and Circuit Courts of said county, until otherwise provided for by law, shall be holden at the House of John Tyrrell under the same regulations and restrictions, and shall have and exercise the same powers and jurisdiction as are or shall hereafter be prescribed for the several counties of this State.

Section 3. Be it enacted, that it shall be the duty of the Sheriff of said County, to hold an election at the place of holding courts in said county, on the first Thursday and Friday in February next for the purpose of electing Field Officers for said County, which shall be conducted under the same rules and regulations as are prescribed by law in similar cases, and the militia of said County shall compose the ------ Regiment and be attached to the ------ Brigade.

Section 4. Be it enacted, that the election of company officers for said County, shall be held at such places as the commandant of the militia of said County may think proper to appoint, which said election shall be held on the ------ Monday in ------ next under the same rules, regulations, and restrictions, as are prescribed in like cases.

Section 5. Be it enacted, that the Sheriff of said County on the days prescribed by law, shall hold an election at the place of holding court, for the purpose of electing a Governor, members of the State Legislature, members of Congress and electors, to elect a President and Vice President of the United States, under the same rules and regulations as are prescribed by law.

(Signed) James Fentress Speaker of the House of Representatives

(Signed) T. Weakley Speaker of the Senate

Passed October 21st 1823.

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