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Hancock Advertiser - published at Mount Zion (see below) legal organ 1827

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1827 Vol. 1 -- Page: 175

Sequential Number: 142

Full Title: AN ACT to authorise the Sheriff and Coroner of [Illegible Text] county and their successors in office, to publish their sales of property levied on under execution, in a newspaper published at Mount Zion, in said county, entitled the Hancock Advertiser.

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 sheriff and coroner of Hancock county and their successors in office, shall be and they are hereby authorised to publish their sales of property levied on by virtue of any execution or executions, in a newspaper published at Mount [Illegible Text], in said county, entitled the Hancock Advertiser: Provided they may think proper to do so; any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.


Speaker of the House of Representatives.


President of the Senate.


Approval Date: Assented to, Dec. 18, 1827.

Source: Library of Congress, Ayer and Sons American Newspaper Annual 1900-1911

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