Rhea County, TN Private Acts: 1813

Compiled by the County Technical Assistance Service

NOTE: The CTAS compilation includes many acts which are not necessarily of interest to the family history researcher. Therefore, this page will list only those acts which involve county boundaries, boundary changes and acts which pertain to individuals. 

ACTS OF 1813

Chapter 65, Page 89, appointed Thomas J. Campbell, James Rogers, Daniel Rawlings, George Colville, Carson Caldwell, and John H Rodes, as Commissioners for the town of Washington in Rhea County. The commission had the power to call on all the inhabitants of the city liable and subject to do so to repair and maintain the streets. The commission was also allowed to levy a tax not to exceed fifty cents per $100 of property valuation for these purposes.

Chapter 71, Page 96, was the legal authority for the County Court of Rhea County, two-thirds of the Justices being present, to require the Commissioners appointed for the town of Washington to pay to either of the undertakers of the public buildings any sum of money not otherwise appropriated, but no more money shall be paid to either of the above until the buildings are finished and accepted by the proper authorities.

Chapter 4, Page 7, declared it the duty of the Sheriff, or his deputy, to open and hold an election at the house of John Sapp, residing at the Ford of the Piney River, where the road leading from the town of Washington to Kingston, called the River Road, crosses the Piney River, at all elections. The votes were to be counted and the return made the next day at the town of Washington.

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