1814 Laws of Indiana Territory

Part of the Historic Indiana Law Project.

Abstracts of laws relating to the Indiana Territory from:
Ewbank, Louis B. and Dorothy L. Riker, editors. The Laws of Indiana Territory, 1809-1816. Indianapols : Indiana Historical Bureau, 1934. Internet Archive

Acts of the Assembly of the Indiana Territory, Passed at the Second Session of the Fourth General Assembly of Said Territory, Begun and Held at the Town of Corydon, on Monday the Sixth Day of December, A. D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirteen. 

 

Chapter 1. An act establishing and regulating the Militia of the Indiana Territory.

Chapter 2. An act to dissolve the marriage of David Barker with Paulina Barker his wife.

Chapter 3. An act appointing commissioners to fix the seats of justice in the counties of Gibson and Warrick.

Chapter 4. An act for the relief of David Hillis, late lieutenant colonel of the sixth regiment.

Chapter 5. An act for the benefit of Edmond Hogan and Thomas Neely.

Chapter 6. An act authorizing the judges of the courts of common pleas to hold special courts for the purposes therein named.

Chapter 7. An act for the regulation of the town of Brookville.

Chapter 8. An act more effectually to prevent dueling.

Chapter 9. An act to amend the act regulating the Inspection of Flour, Beef and Pork.

Chapter 10. An act for the formation of a new county out of the counties of Harrison and Clark.

Chapter 11. An act to prevent malicious prosecutions.

Chapter 12. An act to amend the act entitled “an act to amend an act regulating the admission and practice of attorneys and counsellors at law, and for other purposes.”

Chapter 13. An act to amend an act entitled “an act authorizing the appointment of a Pilot.”

Chapter 14. An act to authorize the Collectors of Taxes to make deeds in certain cases.

Chapter 15. An act legalizing the proceedings and changing the place of holding the courts of common pleas of Warrick county.

Chapter 16. An act apportioning the members to the House of Representatives of the Indiana Territory.

Chapter 17. An act to render the practice in courts more easy and plain.

Chapter 18. An act to dissolve the marriage of Arrabella Davison with her husband Daniel Davison.

Chapter 19. An act supplementary to the act entitled “an act regulating the duties of Sheriffs, and for other purposes.”

Chapter 20. An act for the relief of James Crow, collector of Knox county for the year 1812.

Chapter 21. An act to amend the act entitled “an act respecting crimes and punishments.”

Chapter 22. An act for the regulation of the town of Charlestown.

Chapter 23. An act for the relief of Willis W. Goodwin.

Chapter 24. An act supplementary to the several acts for the trial of small causes.

Chapter 25. An act to amend the act entitled “an act authorizing the courts of common pleas to issue writs of habeas corpus and certiorari, in certain cases.”

Chapter 26. An act for the appointment of a territorial treasurer.

Chapter 27. An act to dissolve the marriage of Elizabeth Green with Jonah Green her husband.

Chapter 28. An act to amend an act regulating the town of Jeffersonville.

Chapter 29. An act reorganizing the Courts of Justice.

Chapter 30. An act to amend the act entitled “an act supplementary to the several acts regulating public roads and highways.

Chapter 31. An act to require and compel the administrators and securities of John M’Canless, deceased, formerly sheriff of Knox county, to pay into the territorial treasury such sums of money as are or may be due by the said John M’Canless to the Territory.

Chapter 32. An act supplementary to an act entitled “an act to reduce into one the several acts to establish a permanent Revenue.”

Chapter 33. An act to regulate elections.

Chapter 34. An act supplementary to an act authorizing the granting of letters testamentary and letters of administration for the settlement of Intestate Estates, and for other purposes.

Chapter 35. An act allowing compensation to the members and officers of both Houses of the Legislature, at the present session, and for other purposes.

Chapter 36. An act making certain specific appropriations.

Chapter 37. An act directing the mode of changing the Venue.

Chapter 38. An act authorizing certain instruments of writing to be assignable.

Chapter 39. An act fixing the time of the annual meeting of the legislature, until altered by law.

A Resolution for the Relief of John Vawter.

A Resolution appointing a committee to examine the Treasurer’s Office.

A Resolution concerning the salary of the Auditor, &c.

A Resolution making appropriation to Richard M. Heth.

A Resolution to authorize and require William Prince, late Auditor of public accounts, to make out an account against such collectors as he has neglected to make out accounts against.

MEMORIALS AND RESOLUTIONS.

[Available in Appendix 2.]

Memorial: Remuneration of Militia, 1813-14.

Memorial: Post Route from Salisbury to Eaton, 1813-14.

Memorial: Duties of Federal Judges, 1813-14.

 

 

Acts of Assembly of the Indiana Territory, Passed at the First Session of the Fifth General Assembly of Said Territory, Begun and Held at the Town of Corydon, on Monday the Fifteenth Day of August, A. D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fourteen. Madison : Jacob Rhoads, 1814.

 

Chapter 1. An act to adjourn the General Court.

Chapter 2. An act establishing Circuit Courts.

Chapter 3. An act to transfer the business of the former Circuit Courts, into the circuit courts last established, and for other purposes.

Chapter 4. An act to appoint a lister for Clark county.

Chapter 5. An act extending the bounds of the county of Washington.

Chapter 6. An act for the removal of the seat of justice of Warrick county.

Chapter 7. An act for the formation of two new counties out of the county of Warrick and part of Gibson county.

Chapter 8. An act providing a summary mode of collecting debts in certain cases.

Chapter 9. An act for the formation of a new county out of the counties of Dearborn and Jefferson, and for other purposes.

Chapter 10. An act for the relief of such persons as have suffered, or may hereafter suffer, by the destruction of the records of the county of Knox, which was consumed by fire, at Vincennes, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen.

Chapter 11. An act allowing compensation to the members, and officers of both houses of the Legislature and for other purposes.

Chapter 12. An act to amend the act entitled an act to amend the act entitled an act “establishing courts for the trial of small causes, and for other purposes.”

Chapter 13. An act fixing the time of holding Courts and for other purposes.

Chapter 14. An act supplementary to the act, entitled an act to appoint a lister for Clark county.

Chapter 15. An act to allow owners of town lots to redeem the same, when they shall be sold for taxes.

Chapter 16. An act to amend an act entitled “an act establishing and regulating the militia of Indiana Territory.

Chapter 17. An act concerning the general Court.

Chapter 18. An act making certain specific appropriations.

Chapter 19. An act supplementary to the several acts respecting highways.

Chapter 20. An act regulating the practice in the circuit courts and court of appeals.

Chapter 21. An act to regulate the practice in Chancery cases.

A joint resolution dispensing with the next annual meeting of the legislature.

A joint resolution respecting the printing of the acts of the Legislature.

A joint resolution, respecting the printing of the acts of the Legislature.

A joint resolution of both Houses [for listers to take census.]

PRIVATE LAWS.

[Available in appendix of edited version.]

An act for the regulation of the Town of Salem in the county of Washington.

An act for the relief of Nancy Whitford.

An act for the relief of Benjamin V. Becks Sheriff of Knox County.

An act to incorporate the Corydon Seminary.

An act supplementary to the act entitled an act for the regulation of the Town of Charleston.

An act to incorporate the Borough of Vincennes.

An act to incorporate the literary society of Vevay.

An act authorizing the erection of a bridge over Tanner’s Creek in the vicinity of Lawrenceburgh.

An act to incorporate the farmers and Mechanics bank of Indiana.

An act to incorporate the President, Directors & company of the bank of Vincennes.

MEMORIALS AND RESOLUTIONS.

[Available in Appendix 2.]

Memorial: Remuneration of Militia, 1814.

Memorial: Relief of Samuel Littell, 1814.

Memorial: Relief of Henry Batman, 1814.

Joint Resolution: Conduct of Major General Jacob Brown, 1814.

Joint Resolution: Respecting the Bank of Vincennes, 1814.

Memorial: Relief to Land Purchasers, 1814.

Memorial: Duties of Judges, 1814.