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CHARLES F. CARPENTIER 
Secretary of State and State Librarian 

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LAWS 



OP THE 



STATE OF ILLINOIS, 



PASSED BY THE 



NINTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 



AT THEIR 



§ix%% Session, 



COMMENCING DECEMBER 1, 1834, AND ENDING FEBRUARY 13, 1835. 



PUBLISHED IN PURSUANCE OF LAW. 



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1835. 



ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY 

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LAWS 

OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. 



AN ACT making partial appropriations. In force Dec. 

19, 1834. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the Auditor of 
public accounts be, and he is hereby required to draw his 
warrant on the Treasury for the sum of one hundred dol- 
lars to each member of this General Assembly, and a like 
warrant to the Speaker of each House, the Secretary of 
the Senate, and the Clerk of the House of Representatives 
and Assistant Clerks of each House, to each of the En- 
grossing and Enrolling Clerks and Door Keepers of both 
Houses. 

Approved, Dec. 19, 1834. 



AN ACT making appropriations for the years 1 835 Sf 1 836. In f° rce Feb. 

13, 1835. 

Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the sum of eight Contingent 
thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated as fund. 
a contingent fund, to meet the contingent expenses for the 
years 1835 and 1836. The said fund shall be subject to 
the order of the Governor, in defraying such expenses as 
are unforeseen by the General Assembly or not otherwise 
provided for by law, a statement of which shall be laid be- 
fore the next General Assembly of this State by the Auditor 
in his biennial report. 

Sec. 2. The sum of one thousand five hundred dollars incidental ex- 
is hereby appropriated to defray the expenses incident to peiues of Peni- 
the Penitentiary, for the years 1835 and 1836. Sard fund teutiai ' y - 
shall be subject to the order of the Inspectors of said Peni- 
tentiary, a detailed statement of which shall be laid be- 
fore the next General Assembly of this State, showing the 
manner in which the same may have been expended. 



Sec. 3. That the sum of twelve thousand dollars is here- 
Interest on by appropriated to pay the interest on the Wiggins' loan 
Wiggins' loan, for tne years 1835 and 1836. 

Sfx. 4. That the fallowing sums be, and the same are 

. hereby appropriated, in full, for the salaries of the several 

officers herein mentit nad, for the years 1835 and 1836: — 

For the Governo ", two thousand dollars. 

T ae Auditor of Public Accounts, three thousand two hun- 
dred dollars, including clerk hire. 

The State Treasurer, three thousand two hundred dol- 
dollars, including clerk hire. 

To the Secretary of State, two thousand two hundred 
dollars, including clerk hire and copying of laws.' 

The Judges of the Supreme Court, eight thousand dol- 
lars. 

The Judges of the Circuit Courts, nine thousand dollars. 

The Attorney General and State's Attorneys, thirty- 
seven hundred dollars. 

The Agent of the Ohio Saline, four hundred dollars. 

Tne Warden of the Penitentiary, eight hundred dollars. 

The Secretary to the Council of Revision, three dollars 
per day. 

Sfx. 5. There shall be paid to the Speaker of the Senate 
Compensation and s pea ker of the" House of Representatives, five dollars 

oi peiK.ei8 etna * . . , I-. r l .. 

members of tje per day, and three dollars tor each twenty miles necessary 
Gsnarai As- travel in going to, and returning from the Seat of Govern- 
■ emW y' ment of the State. 

To each member of the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives, the sum of three dollars per day for each day's at- 
tendance at the present session of the General Assembly, 
and three dollars for each twenty miles, going to end re- 
turning from the Seat of Government of the State, neces- 
sary traveling. 
F«cretaryoFe- To the Secretary of the Senate and Principal Clerk of 
rfhothh 6 kS ^ e H° use °f Representatives, five dollars per day. 

To the Assistant Clerks of each House, four dollars per 
day. 

To the Engrossing and Enrolling Clerks of the Senate 
and House of Representatives, four dollars per day. 
To each Door Keeper, three dollars per day. 
To the Secretary of the Senate and Principal Clerk of 
the House of Representatives, the sum of one hundred and 
seventy-five dollars each, for furnishing a copy of the Jour- 
nals for the press. 

To Claiborne S. Thomas, three dollars per day for his 
services rendered to the Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk 
of the House of Representatives, from the 19th January 
to the last day of the present session, inclusive. Said 
compensation, when due the members and officers of the 



Senate, shall be certified by the Secretary thereof, except H 
his own, which shell be certified by the Speaker; and said tifiZ " " 
compensation, when due the members and officers of the 
House of Representatives, shall be certified by the Princi- 
pal Clerk, except lis own, which shall be certified by the 
Speaker; which s.:id certificates, when so made out, shall 
be a sufficient voucher to the Auditor to draw his warrant 
en the Treasury f r the amount to which each person shall 
be entitled as aforesaid, to be paid out of any money in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Sec. 6. The Auditor of Public Accounts shall issue his 
warrant on the Treasury in favor of the different persons 
hereinafter named, for the several sums annexed to their 
respective n;.mes, to wit: — 

To Robert Blackwell the sum of ninety-four dollars and r. Blackwell 
seventy-two cents for articles furnished for the use of the 
State. 

To J. T. Eccles & Co., the sum of twenty-five dollars J. T. Eccles &, 
and twenty-five cents, for articles furnished for the use of Co - 
the State. 

To James Elack, the sum of one hundred and thirteen , 
dollars and fifty cents, for materials furnished to repair the 
Bank House. 

To M. Greiner, the sum of six dollars and twenty-five M. Greiner. 
cents, for printing the Ayes and Nays for the use of the 
House of Representatives. 

To Marmaduke Vickery, the sum of two dollars and fif- M. Vickery. 
ty cents, for fixing the stoves for State House. 

To George Leidig, the sum of fifty dollars, for a room Geo "ge Leidig. 
furnished the Council of Revision during the present ses- 
sion of the General Assembly. 

To William C. Murphey, the sum of two dollars and w.c.Murphey 
thirteen cents, for work clone on the State House. 

Tj Moses Philips, the sum of three dollars, for locks and Moses rhiiips. 
work done on the State Plouse. 

To John Y. Sawyer, the sum of two hundred and twen- J. Y. Sawyer, 
ty-seven dollars and sixty-eight cents, for printing for the 
use of the House of Representatives. 

To Blackwell & Stapp, the sum of ten dollars, for glass Blackwell and 
furnished for the Bank. fta PP- 

To Robert Blackwell, the sum of fifteen dollars, to be R B , 
applied in obtaining and erecting suitable head and foot- 
stones to the grave of the late William McHenry. 

To J. T. Eccles, the sum of six dollars, for swearing in J. T. Eccles. 
members of the House of Representatives. 

To John Roberts, the sum of thirty-seven and a half John Roberts. 
cents. 

To John D. Hughes, seven dollars and seventy cents. J- D. Hughes. 

To Jarvis Forehand, one dollar and fifty cents a day for j. Forehand. 



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attendance on the Council of Revision, the number of 
days to be certified by the Council to the Auditor. 

Jas. Black. To James Black, the sum of three dollars and eighty- 

eight cents, for articles purchased for the funeral of Wil- 
liam McHenry. 

W. B. Scates. To Walter B. Scates, for services as Clerk pro tern, the 
sum of five dollars. 

j Armstron g. To John Armstrong, as Door Keeper, pro tern, three 
dollars. 

T.C.Khkman. To Thomas C. Kirkman, for Assistant Clerk, pro tern. 
the sum of four dollars. 

John Stams. To John Stams for wood, six dollars. 

John Lindley. To John Lindley for wood, twenty-five dollars. 

J. Y. Sawyer. To John Y. Sawyer for stove for Senate Chamber, thir- 
ty-three dollars. 

" To John Y. Sawyer for printing for Senate and pointing 
sales of land in Lawrence and White counties, the sum of 
six hundred and seventeen dollars and eighty-one cents. 

A. F. Grant. To A. F. Grant, five dollars for one day's services as 
Secretary pro tern, to the Senate. 

Wm. Hodge. To William Hodge, six dollars for administering oaths 
of office to the members of the Senate. 

J. Y. Sawyer. To John Y. Sawyer for advertising sales of real estate 
in White county for the State Bank of Illinois, and for ad- 
vertising real estate in Lawrence ville for sale for the same, 
five squares, one for twelve weeks and the other for six 
weeks, fifteen dollars and seventy-five cents. 

Wm. Denning, To William Denning, John C. Sprigg and J. W. Casey, 

J. C. Sprigg &. three dollars per day each, for assisting the Engrossing and 

J. w. Casey. g n , -oiling Clerk of the Senate, to be paid on the certificate 
of the Secretary of the Senate. 

Wm. Flora. To William Flora the sum of ten dollars for carrying 
wood for the Engrossing Clerks of both Houses of this 
General Assembly. 

t> „• „,. ~r Sec. 7. To the Receiver of the Vermilion Saline, one 

riecer er 01 _ . . m ' 

Vermilion Sa- half per cent, on all moneys by him paid into the State 

line. Treasury, for his trouble in bringing and paying over the 

same on or before the first day of March next. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



STATE BANK OF ILLINOIS. 

AN ACT to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank ofthij n force Feb 
State of Illinois. 12, ig35. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That a Bank of the B d ank estabUsh * 
State of Illinois shall be established, the capital stock where- 1 ' . . 
of shall be one million live hundred thousand dollars, to be S5,qq^ 
divided into shares of one hundred dollars each; one mil- 
lion four hundred thousand dollars of said capital stock to 
be subscribed by individuals, [and] one hundred thousand 
shall be reserved, and may be subscribed for by the State 
of Illinois whenenever the Legislature thereof may deem 
it proper to subscribe the whole or such parts thereof, as 
the condition of the Treasury may justify. 

Sec. 2. The said capital stock may hereafter be increas- May be increv 
ed by individual subscriptions, to an amount not exceed- 8 ^- 
ing one million of dollars, to be subscribed for and taken 
under the direction of the President and Directors of this 
Corporation, in the same manner as herein provided for the 
subscription to the original capital stock. 

Sec. 3. All persons who shall become holders of the Subscribers to 
capital stock of said Bank, pursuant to this act, shall be the stock incor- 
and they are hereby constituted a body corporate, by the P orated - 
name of the President, Directors and Company of the 
State Bank of Illinois ; and such Corporation shall con- Extent of COfi 
tinue until the first day of January, in the year one thou- portion. 
sand eight hundred and sixty, and by that name, shall be 
competent to contract and be contracted with, sue and be 
-sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered un- 
4o, defend and be defended, in all courts and places, and in 
all matters whatsoever. 

Sec. 4. The said corporation shall have power to carry Nature of the 
on the business of banking, by discounting bills, notes, and incorporation. 
other evidences of debt, by receiving deposites, and ma- 
king all other contracts involving the interest or uses of 
money; by buying or selling gold and silver bullion, foreign 
coins and bills of exchange, by issuing bills, notes, or other 
evidences of debt, and by exercising such other incidental 
powers as shall be necessary to carry on all such business. 

Sec. 5. The real estate which it shall be lawful for said Real estate to 
Bank to purchase, hold and convey, shall be — 1st. Such h Jj* ld b y said 
as shall be required for its immediate accommodation in the L 
transaction of its business, or such as shall have been mort- 
gaged to it in good faith by way of security for loans pre- 
viously contracted, or for moneys due; or — 3d. Such as 
shall have been conveyed to it in satisfaction of debts pre- 
viously contracted in the course of its dealings; or—-4th. 



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Such as shall have been purchased at sales upon judgments, 
decrees or mortgages, obtained or made for such debts; 
and said Bank shall not purchase, hold or convey real es- 
tate in [any] other easa, or for any other purpose; and all 
such real estate, not absolutely necessary for the conve- 
nient discharge of its business, shall be set up at least once 
a year at public sale, and if the sum offered therefor, shall 
be sufficient to reimburse the principal and interest of the 
debt for which it was taken by said corporation, it shall be 
absolutely sold. 
Prohibited g EC# g. The said corporation shall not, directly or indi- 

merchandkl" 1 rect ly* deal or trade in buying or selling any goods, wares 

or merchandize, or commodities whatever. 
May have a Sec. 7. The said corporation may have and use a com- 
common seal. mon sea j. — t | ie yame alter, break, change or renew at plea- 
sure, and may also make, ordain and establish and put in 
execution such by-laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, 
as shall be necessary for the good government of the said 
Bank, and the prudent and efficient management of its af- 
fairs. No by-laws, ordinances, rules and regulations of the 
same, shall be in any wise contrary to the Constitution and 
Laws of this State, or of the United States. 
Principal bank, Sec. 8. The principal Bank of said corporation, shall be 
where located. l oca ted at Springfield, and an office of Discount and Depo- 
site as a Branch thereof, shall be established at Vandalia; 
and the President and Directors aforesaid, may establish 
and discontinue such other offices of Discount and Depo- 
site as Branches within this State, whenever the interest 
of the community or Bank require it, in number not exceed- 
ing six, for the purpose of discount and deposite, and the 
transaction of such other business as may be legally confi- 
ded to them under the provisions of this act; and to com- 
mit the management of all of the aforesaid branches under 
such regulations, as they shall from time to time deem pru- 
dent and necessary to adopt, to such number of persons as 
they shall choose. 

Sec. 9. For procuring subscriptions for said capital stock, 

toSSTe^ab! John Tillson, jr., Robert K. McLaughlin, Daniel Wann, A. 

sci-iptions to G. S. Wight, John C. Riley, Wm. H. Davidson, Edward 

capital stock. M. Wilson, Edward L. Pierson, Robert R. Green, Ezra 

Baker, jr., Aquilla Wren, John Taylor, Samuel C. Christie, 

Edmund Roberts, Benjamin Godfrey, Thomas Mather, A. 

M. Jenkins, Wm. Linn, W. S. Gihnan, Charles Prentice, 

Richard I. Hamilton, A. H. Buckner, Wm. F. Thornton 

and Edmund D. Taylor, are appointed commissioners to 

receive all subscriptions therefor, and said c mimissioners, 

or a majority of them, shall first open in t is State, one or 

more subscription books for said stock, on sucn days rnd 

at such places as they shall deem expedient; and shall, for 



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such purpose, appoint a day, giving at least thirty days pre- 
vious notice of such time and place in one or more of the 
newspapers printed at the seat of government of this State 
or elsewhere; and if the whole of the capital stock herein 
authorized to be subscribed for, shall not be taken within 
twenty days after the books shall be opened as aforesaid, 
the said commissioners or a majority of them, shall open 
other books on such days and at such places as they shall 
deem expedient, giving at least twenty days notice of the 
time and place of re-opening said books, in one or more of 
the newspapers printed at or near the place of re-open- 
ing said books. 

Sec. 10. The books for subscription shall be kept open Length of time 
until all the original stock to be subscribed by individuals ^pj^^ bc 
shall have been taken, and the sum often dollars on each 
share subscribed for, shall be paid to the said commission- 
ers at the time of making such subscription; such payments 
shall be made in specie, bills of the Bank of the United States, 
or certificates of deposite in any of the Deposite Banks of 
the United States, in New York or Philadelphia. As soon as 
the Directors shall have been chosen, and the commission- 
ers hereby appointed shall have been notified of their elec- 
tion, they shall pay over the whole amount of subscription 
severally paid to, and received by them in the same de- 
scription of moneys so by them received, into the hands 
of the President and Directors of the said corporation, ta- 
king their receipts therefor, to be delivered over to the 
Cashier of said corporation as soon as he shall have given 
bond according to law: Provided, That if, on closing the 
books, it shall be found that more than one million four 
hundrcd thousand dollars have been subscribed, the excess 
shall be taken first from such as reside out of this State, 
then from corporations; and should there still be an excess, 
the same shall be taken in proportion from the subscrip 
tions over one thousand dollars, until all are reduced to 
that amount; then from all equally, until the whole amount 
shall not exceed one million four hundred thousand dollars. 

Sec. II. The stock, property and prudential concerns of c °"" ms . [ 

• . • i -li i i it • j- u sair i «ank, how 

said corporation, shall be conducted by nine directors, be- mail3 ^ cd . 
ing stockholders and citizens of this State, but no person 
shall be a director who shall not at the time of his appoint- 
ment hold at least ten shares of the stock of the incorporation. 

Sec. 12. The election of directors under this act, shall be Election of Hi _ 
held at such time and place in thte town of Springfield, as rector?, when 
shall be directed by the said commissioners, who, or a ma- andwhetetobe 
jority of whom, are hereby appointed inspectors of the 
first election; and the persons then elected as directors, 
shall hold their offices until the second Tuesday of June, 
183o, and until others are elected. 



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Sec. 13. The directors for every subsequent year, shall 
Shall be elected be elected on the second Tuesday of June in every year, 
annually there- at suc h i\ me f fa e day, and at such place within the town 
of Springfield, and under the direction of such persons as 
a majority of the directors, for the time being, shall, by a 
resolution to be entered on their minutes, appoint, and 
shall hold their offices for one year, or until others are 
elected in their stead. 
Nu bevof Sec. 14. After the first election, no stockholder who shall 

votes that each not have held his stock for which he votes, for three calen- 
stockhoidev dar months previous to the day of election, shall be enti- 
shaii be entitled t j e( j tQ vot g 5 an( j t } ie £ Um b er f votes to which such stock- 
holders shall be entitled in voting for directors, shall be in 
the proportion following — that is to say, for each and every 
share, not exceeding four shares, one vote; for every two 
shares above four and not exceeding thirty, one vote; for 
every four shares above thirty and not exceeding ninety, 
one vote; for every six shares above ninety and not ex- 
ceeding one hundred and fifty, one vote; and for every ten 
shares above one hundred and fifty, one vote. But no per- 
son, co-partnership, or corporation, shall be entitled to a 
greater number than one hundred votes. In all elections 
for directors, votes may be given either in person or by 
proxy; but no person shall vote by proxy more than one 
hundred votes, and no individual stockholder who shall be 
a resident of the county where the election is to be held 
at the time of such election, shall vote by proxy unless in 
case of unavoidable absence, except females or minors: 
Provided, no President, Cashier, or other officer of said 
Bank or Branches thereof, shall be permitted to vote 
at any election for directors as the attorney, agent 
or proxy of any stockholder: Provided, also, that no 
President, Cashier or Director of the Bank shall, during 
the term of his office, be eligible to a seat in either branch 
of the General Assembly of this State. 
Election t0 be ^ec. 1^* ^ elections shall be by ballot, and the nine 
by ballot. persons who shall have greatest number of votes, shall be 
I, r case two jf the Directors; and if at any election two or more persons 
more have an frave an equal number of votes for directors, then the di- 
equairji lniberof rec * ors who shall have been duly elected, shall proceed by 
ballot < inc l D y plurality of votes determine which of the 
said persons so having an equal number of votes, shall be 
director or directors, so as to complete the whole number; 
rt^d if any director shall cease to be a stockholder to the 
amount of ten shares, his office shall be vacant; and when 
ever any vacancy shall happen among the directors, from 
such or any other cause, such vacancy shall be filled for 
the remainder of the vear in which it shall happen, by the 
directors, for the time being, or a majority of them. 



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Sec. 16. The directors elected, as soon as may be after Election of pre- 
their election, shall proceed to choose by ballot, one of their sident " 
number to be their President, who shall preside in the 
board until the next annual election; and in case of his 
death or resignation, they may proceed to fill the vacancy 
created thereby for the residue of his term. They shall 
have power to appoint a Cashier and all subordinate offi- 
cers of the said corporation, fix their compensation, define 
their powers, and prescribe their duties; who shall give 
such bonds and in such penal sums, with such conditions, 
and with such securities as the directors shall prescribe, 
and hold their several offices during the pleasure of a ma- 
jority of said directors. 

Sec. 17. That a general meeting of the stockholders General meet- 
shall be held on the second Monday of June, 1836, and on |"f, °f st ~ k " 

* holder^ when 

the second Monday of June annually, thereafter, at the held. 
time and place of holding the election for directors; and 
the directors for the year immediately preceding, shall 
present an exact and particular statement of the state, 
condition, and affairs of said Bank; and the stockholders 
present, shall have power to examine into all matters con- 
nected with said Bank, its pecuniary concerns and general 
welfare, and to adopt such measures as shall appear to them 
needful and proper, touching the management of said cor- 
poration and its effects, as shall not be inconsistent with 
the provisions of this charter. 

Sec. 18. The said corporation shall have power to re- Authorized to 
ceive on deposite, or borrow at such rate of interest as 
may be agreed upon, any sum of money not exceeding 
one million of dollars, and the same to loan on bond and May loan the 
mortgage of unincumbered real estate within the State; sanie- 
but no loan on such real estate shall be made in any case 
for more than one half of the appraised value thereof, for 
a term of time not exceeding five years, and at no higher 
rate of interest than ten per centum per annum. 

Sec 19. The said corporation shall not commence busi- When t0 . corn - 
ness until two hundred and fifty thousand dollars of the mence 
capital stock shall have been paid to said corporation in 
specie; and as soon as such payment shall have been made, 
the said directors shall notify the Governor of this State 
that they are ready to commence business; and thereupon, 
the said* Governor shall appoint some suitable person or 
persons, to examine and count the money paid in on ac- 
count of said capital stock, and then being actually in the 
vaults or possession of said corporation, whose duty it shall 
% be, at the expense of said corporation, to make such exam- 
ination, and ascertain by the oath of the President and 
Cashier of the said corporation, that the said capital has 
been, bona fide, paid in by the stockholders of the said 



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corporation, in payment of instalments under the regula- 
tions of this charter, and for no other purpose whatever, 
and that it has actually been received as part of said capi- 
tal stock; and thereupon, such person or persons so appoint- 
ed by the Governor, shall forthwith make due return of such 
examination, and the facts connected therewith, to the Go- 
vernor; and when the return shall be made to him, as afore- 
said, that the said sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dol- 
lars of the capital stock of the said corporation has been 
paid in and actually exists in the vaults in possession of 
said corporation, he shall cause proclamation to be made 
of the same, which shall be published, at the expense of 
the said corporation, in at least four of the newspapers 
printed in this State; and on the first publication of such 
proclamation, it shall be lawful for the said corporation to 
commence business, and not before. 

Directors to re- Sec. 20. The directors shall have power to require the 

quire payment stockholders, respectively, to make payment of all sums of 

btdand unpaid" monev by them subscribed and remaining unpaid, at such 

' times and in such proportion as such directors shall see fit, 

under the pain of the forfeiture of the share upon which 

such payments are required, and all previous payments 

thereon, to the said corporation. 

Shall give no- Sec. 21. The directors shall give notice of every such 
tke of such ca n by notice, to be published at least once a week, for 
payments. eight weeks successively, in two or more newspapers in 
this State, one of which shall be at the seatef,government 
of this State; which notice, so to be published,. shall be a 
sufficient call on such stockholders to authorize, in case of 
default to comply therewith, the forfeiture above provided. 

Ail evidences of Sec. 22. The obligations, contracts, bills, notes and other 
debt obligatory evidences of debt, made or issued by the said corporation, 
on said corpor- ^ being assignable and negotiable in like manner as if 

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made or issued by a private person; and those payable to 
bearer by delivery; and every evidence of debt assigned 
by the said corporation by endorsement thereon, shall ena- 
ble the assignee thereof to maintain an action thereupon 
in his own name; but every note, bill or evidence of debt, 
purporting to be a bank note to be issued by the said corpora- 
tion, shall be deemed and taken to be payable at the bank- 
ing house of the said corporation, unless otherwise speci- 
fied on its face. 
Rates of inter- Sec. 23. It shall be lawful for the said corporation, and 
est allowed. ^ e y are hereby authorized, to demand and receive, for all 
sums of money loaned by them, the following rates of inte- 
rest, to wit: On loans for sixty days or under, at the rate 
of six per cent, per annum; on loans over six months and 
under twelve, eight per cent, per annum: Provided, That 



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the interest may be taken in advance and in accordance 
with the usual practice of banking institutions. 

Sec. 24. The said corporation shall not issue or have in Note? in drcu- 
circulation at any time an amount of notes or bills put in lation not to ex- 
circulation as money, exceeding twice and a half of its capi- a^aifSfcS 
tal stock paid in and possessed, exclusive of the sums due on tai stock. 
deposites; nor shall its loans and discounts at any time ex- 
ceed three times the amount of such stock, exclusive of 
the deposites as aforesaid; and in case of excess, the 
directors, under whose administration it shall have hap- 
pened, shall be liable in their natural and private capaci- 
ties. Any director or directors who may be absent when 
such excess is created or contracted, or who may have 
dissented from the act whereby the same was created or 
contracted, may respectively exonerate themselves from 
being so liable, by entering his protest to the same on the 
book of the minutes of the proceedings of the said cor- 
poration. 

Sec. 25. If, at any time, the corporation hereby created, Refusal to re- 
shall neglect or refuse, for ten days after demand, at the of e ^ b p ,denC€ 
banking house, during the regular hours of business, to re- 
deem, in specie, any evidence of debt issued by the said 
corporation, the said corporation shall discontinue and 
close all its operations of business, except the securing 
and collecting of debts clue or to become due to the said 
corporation, and the charter hereby granted shall be for- 
feited. 

Sec. 26. The said corporation shall be liable to pay to Payment de- 
the holders of every evidence of debt made by it— the j-"^ ed and rc " 
payment of which shall have been demanded and refused 
damages for the non-payment thereof in lieu of interest at 
and after the rate of ten per centum per annum, from the 
time of such refusal until the payment of such evidence ot 
debt and the damages thereon. 

Sec. 27. The stock of the said corporation shall be as- *tock aasigna- 
signable and transferable according to such rules as shall ble 
be adopted, in that behalf, by the by-laws and ordinances 
thereof. 

Sec 28. Whenever the one hundred thousand dollars When the am»t 
reserved in this charter to be subscribed for by the State e d to the State 
of Illinois, shall have been, by virtue of law, subscribed shall be sub- 
for, and the amount thereof paid in by the said State, the scribed. 
Governor shall nominate, and, by and with the advice and 
consent of the Senate, appoint two directors on the part of 
the State, to represent her in the said corporation, whose 
rights, powers and duties, shall be, in all respects, the same 
as those of the directors chosen by the stockholders. 

Sec 29. It shall be the duty of the directors of the said Directors shall 
corporation, to make dividends half-yearly, or otherwise, ,nakcdividends 



u 



of profits. 



Expenses in- 
curred by com- 
missioners, how 
paid. 



To be deemed 
a public act. 



Conveyances to 
be signed by the 
president. 

Shall not issue 
bills of less than 
five dollars. 



■Stock to be 
deemed person^ 
al property. 



Tax or bonus. 



of so much of the surplus profits arising from the business 
of the said corporation, as they, or a majority of them, 
shall deem advisable. 

Sec. 30. The expenses incurred by Commissioners in 
executing any duties required by this act, shall be paid out 
of the moneys received by them, from the subscribers, out 
of the capital stock. 

Sec. 31. The Legislature of this State shall never pass 
any law retarding, obstructing, staying, protracting, or in 
any wise suspending the collection of any debt or debts 
due the said Bank. 

Sec. 32. This act shall be taken and received by all 
Courts, and by all Judges, Magistrates, and other public 
officers, as a public act, and shall be construed liberally for 
all beneficial purposes therein intended; and all printed 
copies of the same which shall be printed by or under the 
authority of the General Assembly, shall be admitted as 
good evidence thereof without any other proof whatever. 

Sec. 33. All conveyances of real estate shall be made 
and signed by the President of this corporation, and shall 
have affixed to said conveyance the seal thereof. 

Sec. 34, It shall not be lawful for this corporation, un- 
der penalty of the forfeiture of its charter, to issue any 
bank bills of a less denomination than five dollars; and 
the power is hereby reserved to the Legislature, fifteen 
years after the passage of this act should it be considered 
advisable, to further restrict the corporation from issuing 
any bank bills of a less denomination than ten dollars. 

Sec. 35. The stock in said Bank shall be considered as 
personal property, and may be sold on execution, and 
transferred on the books of the Bank by the officer selling 
the same, but in all cases be subject to a lien in favor of 
the Bank, for all debts bona jide due, or then owing and to 
become due the same from the owner. 

Sec. 36. The said Bank shall pay into the State Trea- 
sury annually, on the first day of January, one half per 
cent, on the amount of capital stock actually paid in by 
individuals, in lieu of all taxes and impositions whatsoever: 
Provided, That if said Bank shall abuse any of its corpo- 
rate powers, by interfering in any of the elections of this 
State, other than that of its own officers, the said Bank 
and its Branches shall forfeit its charter, and cease to exist. 

Approved. Feb. 12, 1 835. 



w 

AN ACT to incorporate the President, Directors and Com- 
pany of the Bank of Illinois at Shawnectoivn. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House 
of Representatives of the Illinois Territory, and it is hereby 
enacted by the authority of the same, That a Bank shall be 
established at Shawneetdwn, the capital stock whereof shall 
not exceed three hundred thousand dollars, to be divided 
into shares of one hundred dollars each, one-third thereof 
to remain open to be subscribed by the Legislature of this 
Territory, or State, when a State Government shall be 
formed, which Territory or State, shall be entitled to such 
part of the dividend of the said corporation in proportion 
to the amount actually subscribed by such Territory or 
State, which one-third shall be divided into shares of one 
hundred dollars each, in the same manner as the individual 
stock is divided, and that subscriptions for constituting the 
said stock shall, on the first Monday in January next, be 
opened at Shawneetown, and at such other places as may 
be thought proper, under the superintendence of such per- 
sons as shall hereafter be appointed, which subscriptions 
shall continue open until the whole capital stock shall have 
been subscribed for: Provided, hoicever, That so soon as 
there shall be fifty thousand dollars subscribed for in the 
whole, and ten thousand thereof actually paid in, the said 
corporation may commence business and issue their notes 
accordingly. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for 
any person, or partnership, or body politic, to subscribe for 
such or so many shares as he, she, or they may think fit, 
nor shall there be more than ten shares subscribed in one 
day by any person, co-partnership or body politic, for the 
first ten days after opening the said subscriptions. The 
payments of said subscriptions shall be made by the sub- 
scribers respectively, at the time and manner following — 
that is to say, at the time of subscribing there shall be paid 
into the hands of the person appointed to receive the same, 
the sum of ten dollars in gold or silver on each share sub- 
scribed for, and the residue of the stock shall be paid at 
such times and in such instalments as the directors may 
order: Provided, That no instalment shall exceed twenty- 
five per cent, on the stock subscribed for, and that at least 
sixty days notice be given in one or more public newspa- 
pers in the Territory: And provided, also, That if any 
subscriber shall fail to make the second payment at the 
time appointed by the directors for such payment to be 
made, shall forfeit the sum so by him, her or them first 
paid, to and for the use of the corporation. 

Sec- 3. Be it further enacted, That all those who shall 



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become subscribers to the said Bank, their successors and 
assigns, shall be and they are hereby enacted and made a 
corporation and body politic, by the name and style of 
"The President, Director and Company of the Bank of Il- 
linois," and shall so continue until the first day of Janu- 
ary, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, and by 
that name shall be and hereby made able and capable in 
law, to have, purchase, receive, possess, enjoy, and retain, 
to them and their successors, lands, rents, tenements, 
hereditaments, goods, chattels and effects of what kind, 
nature or quality soever, to an amount not exceeding in 
the whole, five hundred thousand dollars, including the 
capital stock aforesaid, and the same to grant, demise, 
alien, or dispose of, to sue and be sued, plead and be implead- 
ed, answer and be answered, defend and be defended, in 
courts of record or any other place whatever; and also, to 
make, have and use a seal, and the same to break, alter 
and renew at pleasure, and also to ordain, establish and 
put in execution, such by-laws, ordinances and regulations 
as they shall deem necessary and convenient for the gov- 
ernment of the said corporation, not inconsistent with the 
laws of the Territory or constitution, and generally to do, 
perform and execute all and singular acts, matters and 
things which to them it may appertain to do, subject how- 
ever to the rules, regulations, limitations and provisions 
hereinafter prescribed and declared. 

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That for the well ordering 
of the affairs of the said corporation, there shall be twelve 
directors, the first election for whom shall be by the stock- 
holders, by plurality of votes actually given, on such day 
as the persons appointed to superintend the subscriptions 
for stock shall appoint, by giving at least thirty days no- 
tice in all the public newspapers of the Territory, and 
those who shall be duly chosen at any election, shall be 
capable of serving as directors by virtue of such choice, 
until the full end or expiration of the first Monday of Janu- 
ary next ensuing the time of such election, and no longer; 
and on the said first Monday of January in each and every 
year thereafter, the election for directors shall be holden, 
and the said directors at their first meeting after each elec- 
tion, shall choose one of their number as President. 

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted. That in case it should hap- 
pen at any time that an election for directors should not be 
had upon any day, when, pursuant to this act, it ought to 
have been holden, the corporation shall not for that cause 
be considered as dissolved, but it shall be lawful to hold an 
election for directors on any other day, agreeably to such 
by-laws and regulations as may be made for the govern- 
ment of said corporation, and in such case the directors, 



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for the time being, shall continue to execute and discharge 
the several duties of directors until such election is duly 
had and made; any thing in the fourth section of this act 
to the contrary notwithstanding: And it is further provided, 
That in case of death, resignation or removal of director 
or directors, the vacancy shall be filled by election for the 
balance of the year. 

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That a majority of the di- 
rectors, for the time being, shall have power to appoint 
such officers, clerks and servants under them, as shall be 
necessary for executing the business of the said corpora- 
tion, and to allow 'them sucli compensation for their servi- 
ces respectively as shall be reasonable, and shall be capa- 
ble of exercising such other powers and authorities for the 
well governing and ordering of the affairs of the said cor- 
poration as shall be prescribed, fixed and determined by 
the laws, regulations and ordinances of the same: Provi- 
ved always, That a majority of the whole number of direc- 
tors shall be requisite in the choice of a President and 
Cashier. 

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That the following rules, 
restrictions, limitations and provisions, shall form and be 
the fundamental articles of the Constitution of the said 
corporation, to wit: — The number of votes to which the 
stockholders shall be entitled in voting for directors, shall 
be according to the number of shares he, she or they may 
respectively hold, in the proportions following — that is to 
say, for one share and not more than two shares, one vote; 
for every two shares above two, and not exceeding ten, 
one vote; for every four shares above ten and not exceed- 
ing thirty, one vote; for every six shares above thirty and 
not exceeding sixty, one vote; for every eight shares above 
sixty and not exceeding one hundred, one vote; and for 
every ten shares exceeding one hundred shares, one vote; 
and after the first election, no share or shares shall confer 
a right of voting, which shall not have been holden three 
calendar months previous to the day of election. 

2. The Governor of the State or Territory, is hereby 
appointed agent for the Legislature, to vote for President, 
Directors and Cashier of said Bank, and is hereby entitled 
to exercise the right of voting for the same in proportion 
to the number of shares actually subscribed for by the Le- 
gislature, in the same ratio that individuals, or other bodies 
politic or corporate are entitled to vote for; and the said 
agent hereby appointed, shall exercise the power hereby 
vested in him until the Legislature shall make other regu- 
lations respecting the same, and no longer. 

3. None but a bonajide stockholder being a resident citi- 
zen of the Territory, shall be a director; nor shall, a direc- 



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tor be entitled to any other emolument than such as shall 
be allowed by the stockholders at a general meeting, but 
the directors may make such compensation to the Presi- 
dent for his extraordinary attendance at the Bank, as shall 
appear to them reasonable and just. 

4. Not less than four directors shall constitute a board 
for the transaction of business, of whom the President 
shall always be one, except in case of sickness, or neces- 
sary absence, in which case, his place may be supplied by 
any other director, whom he, by writing under his own 
hand, may depute for that purpose. 

5. Any number of stockholders, not less than fifteen, 
who shall be proprietors of not less than fifty shares, shall 
have power to call a general meeting of the stockholders 
for purposes relative to the institution, by giving at least 
thirty days notice in one or more of the public newspa- 
pers of the Territory, specifying in such notice the object 
or objects of such meeting, and may, moreover, appoint 
three of their members as a committee to examine into the 
state and condition of the Bank, and the manner in which 
its affairs have been conducted: Provided, That no mem- 
ber of such committee shall be a Director, President or 
other officer of any other Bank. 

6. Every Cashier before he enters upon the duties of his 
office, shall be required to give bond with two or more sure- 
ties to the satisfaction of the directors, in a sum not less 
than ten thousand dollars, conditioned for his good beha- 
vior, and the faithful performance of his duties to the said 
corporation, and the other officers and servants shall also 
enter into bond and security in such sum as the President 
and Directors may prescribe. 

7. The lands, tenements, and hereditaments which it 
shall be lawful for the said corporation to hold, shall be 
only such as shall be requisite for its immediate accommo- 
dation in relation to the convenient transaction of its busi- 
ness, and such as shall have been, bona fide, mortgaged to 
it by way of security, or conveyed to it in satisfaction of 
debts previously contracted in the course of its dealings, 
or purchased upon judgments which shall have been ob- 
tained for such debts. 

8. The total amount of debts which the said corpora- 
tion shall at any time owe, whether by bend, bill, note or 
other contract, shall not exceed twice the amount of then- 
capital stock actually paid over, and above the moneys 
then actually deposited in the Bank for safe keeping; and 
in case of excess, the directors, under, whose administra- 
tion it shall happen, shall be iiabie for the same in their na- 
tural and private capacities, ani an action of debt may be 
brought against them, or any of them, their or any of their 



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heirs, executors or administrators, in any court competent 
to try the same, or either of them, by any creditor or 
creditors of the said corporation; but this provision shall 
not be construed to exempt the said corporation, or the 
lands, tenements, goods or chattels of the same from being 
liable for, and chargeable with the said excess; such of the 
said directors who may have been absent when the said ex- 
cess was contracted or created, or who may have dissent- 
ed from the resolution or act, whereby it was contracted 
or created, may respectively exonerate themselves from 
being so liable, by forthwith giving notice of the fact, and 
of their absence or dissent, at a general meeting of the 
stockholders, which they shall have power to call for that 
purpose. 

9. The said corporation shall not directly or indirectly 
deal or trade in any thing except bills of exchange, gold 
or silver, or in the sale of goods really and truly pledged 
for money lent and not legally redeemed in due time, or of 
goods which shall be the produce of its lands; neither shall 
the said corporation take more than at the rate of six per 
cent, per annum for or upon its loans or discounts. 

10. The shares of the capital stock of the said corpora- 
tion shall be assignable and transferable at any time, ac- 
cording to such rules as shall be established in that behalf, 
by the laws and ordinances of the same; but no stock 
shall be transferred, the holder thereof being indebted to 
the Bank, until such debt be satisfied, except the President 
and Directors shall otherwise order it. 

11. The bills, obligatory and of credit, under the seal of 
the said corporation, which shall be made payable to any 
person or persons, shall be assignable by an endorsement 
thereupon, and shall possess the like qualities as to nego- 
tiability, and the holders thereof shall have and maintain 
the like actions thereon as if such bills obligatory and of 
credit, had been made by or on behalf a natural person; 
and all bills or notes which may be issued by order of the 
said corporation, signed by the President and countersign- 
ed by the principal Cashier, or Treasurer thereof, promis- 
ing the payment of money to any person or persons, his, 
her or their order, or to bearer, though not under the seal 
of the said corporation, shall be binding and obligatory 
upon the same, in like manner and with like force and ef- 
fect, as upon any private person or persons, if issued by 
him, her or them, in his, her or their private or natural ca- 
pacity or capacities, and shall be assignable and negotiable 
in the like manner as if they were so issued by such pri- 
vate person or persons — that is to say, which shall be paya- 
ble to any person or persons, his, her or their order — shall 
be assignable by endorsement, in like manner and with 



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like effect as bills of exchange now are; and those which 
are payable to bearer, shall be assignable and negotiable 
by delivery only. 

12. Half yearly dividends shall be made of so much of 
the profits of the Bank as shall b». deemed expedient and 
proper; and once in every three years, the directors shall 
lay before the stockholders, at a general meeting, an exact 
and particular statement of the debts which shall have re- 
mained unpaid, after the expiration of the original credit, for 
a period of treble the time of that credit, and of the surplus 
of profit, (if any) after deducting losses and dividends. If 
there shall be a failure in the payment of any part of any sums 
subscribed to the capital stock of said Bank, the party failing 
shall lose the dividend which may have accrued prior to 
the time of making such payment during the delay of the 
same. 

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted. That the said corpora- 
tion shall not at any time suspend or refuse payment in 
gold and silver, of any of its notes, bills or obligations, nor 
of any moneys received upon deposite in said Bank, or in 
its office of discount and deposite ; and if the said corpora- 
tion shall at any time refuse or neglect to pay on demand, 
any bill, note or obligation, issued by the corporation ac- 
cording to contract, promise or undertaking therein ex- 
pressed, or shall neglect or refuse to pay on demand, any 
moneys received in said Bank, or in its office aforesaid on 
deposite, the person or persons entitled to receive the same, 
then, and in every such case, the holder of any such note, 
bill or obligation, or the person or persons entitled to de- 
mand and receive the same, shall recover interest on the 
said bills, notes, obligations or moneys, until the same shall 
be fully paid and satisfied, at the rate of twelve per centum 
per annum, from the time of such demand as aforesaid: 
Provided, That the Legislature of this Territory may, at 
any time hereafter, enact laws to enforce and regulate the 
recovery of the amount of the notes, bills, obligations, or 
other debts, of which payment shall have been refused as 
aforesaid, with the rate of interest above mentioned; vest- 
ing jurisdiction for that purpose in any courts either of law 
or equity within this Territory. 

Sec. 9. Be it further enacted, That John Marshall, Da- 
vid Apperson, Samuel Hays, Leonard White, and Samuel 
It. Campbell, or any three of them, shall be commissioners 
for the purpose of receiving subscriptions, and who shall 
have power to appoint a person to receive the money re- 
quired to be paid at the time of subscribing; and the said 
receiver shall, as soon as the directors arc appointed, pay 
over the same into the hands of such person as the direc- 
tors may direct. 



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Sec. 10. Be it further enacted, That the aforesaid cor- 
poration shall not be dissolved previous to the expiration 
of their charter, nor until all their debts, contracts, notes, 
bills of exchange and undertakings in their corporate ca- 
pacity, shall be finally and faithfully settled: Provided, also, 
That after the expiration of their charter, they shall not 
transact business according to the true intent and mean- 
ing of this act, further than to settle and close their con- 
tracts as above provided. This act to take effect from and 
after its passage. 

WILLIS HARGRAVE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, pro tern. 
PIERRE MENARD, 
President of the Legislative Council. 
Approved, December 28, 1816. 

NINIAN EDWARDS. 



AN ACT to extend, for a limited time the Charter of the I" force Feb. 
Bank of Illinois at Shawneetown. 12 ' 18 " r>- 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Charter cxten- 
represented in the General Assembly, That the Act of the c ec ' 
Legislature of the late Territory of Illinois, entitled "An 
act to incorporate the President, Directors and Company 
of the Bank of Illinois," approved December 28th, 1816, 
be and the same is hereby continued in force for the term 
of twenty years from the first day of January, 1837; and 
the said corporation is hereby authorized to demand and 
receive, for loans made, the following rates of interest, to 
wit: On loans for six months or under, at the rate of six 
per cent, per annum; and on loans over six months, at the 
rate of eight per cent, per annum. 

Sec. 2. Stock in said Bank, on which payments shall not Stock to be for- 
be made in pursuance of regular calls made by the board fe5ted when 
of directors, shall become forfeited to the said [Bank, and jjotmacJin 
shall be open again to be subscribed for, and taken by any pursuance of 
other person or persons, in such public mode as the board re ? ,jIar calls - 
of directors shall prescribe, of which reasonable public no- 
tice shall be given: Provided, That said Bank shall refund 
to the original proprietors thereof whatever amount (but 
without interest or dividends) shall have been actually paid 
in by them on such stock. 

Sec 3. It shall be the duty of the Governor of this State, DutyoftheGn- 
within three months from the passage of this act, to cause ^^ the Sock 
public notice to be given, in such newspapers in this State, reserved and to 



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be subscribed and elsewhere, as he shall judge proper, that on the first 
for by the state. ^ a y Q f j v j a y nex t, the one hundred thousand dollars of the 
stock of said Bank, reserved by the Charter thereof to be 
subscribed for by the State, will be sold at the Banking- 
house in Shawneetown, to the highest bidder; and on that 
day he shall cause to be sold, as aforesaid, for the highest 
premium which can be got, the said one hundred thousand 
dollars of stock, in lots of not less than ten shares, nor 
more than fifty shares at a time; and the said stock, when 
thus sold, shall be entered on the books of the Bank, in the 
names of the purchasers thereof, and shall be subject to 
the same rules and regulations as other stock in said Bank; 
and if said stock should not be sold on the said day, the 
same shall be and remain open for subscription on the 
books of said Bank until the same shall be all subscribed 
for and taken. The premium for which said stock shall be 
sold, shall be paid into the State Treasury for the use of 
the people of the State: Provided, That said Bank shall 
pay into the State Treasury, annually, one half per cent, 
on the capital stock actually paid into said Bank, to be 
used for State purposes; and said Bank shall be exempt 
from further taxation in consideration thereof. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to provide for the distributio7i and application of 
7 » 1835 - the interest on the School, College and Seminary funds. 



School com- 
missioners to 
provide ac- 
count books. 



Accounts how 
kept. 



Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the commission- 
ers of the school fund are hereby required to provide a 
well bound book, in which they shall keep the accounts of 
the School, College and Seminary funds — the accounts 
shall be kept, separately, in the manner following: The 
commissioners shall charge themselves with the amount of 
each sum received, on the date of receiving the same, and 
credit themselves with each sum paid and loaned out, show- 
ing the date of each payment or loan; they shall charge 
the State with the State paper and Auditor's warrants pur- 
chased, showing the date and amount of each purchase, 
and shall charge interest on the said State paper and Audi- 
tor's warrants, at the rate of two per cent, per annum 
from the date of purchase to the fifteenth of February, one 
thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, and on that day add 
the interest to the principal, and then charge interest on 
the sum produced by such addition at the rate of six per 



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cent, per annum for one year; and at the end of every 
year thereafter, the interest shall be added to the princi- 
pal, and bear interest at the rate aforesaid the succeeding 
year; they shqjl in like manner charge the State with each 
sum loaned, snowing the date and amount of each loan, 
and charge interest on such loan or loans, at the rate of 
six per cent, per annum for one year, and at the end of 
every year the interest shall be added to the principal, and 
bear interest at the rate aforesaid. The accounts shall be 
continued in manner aforesaid to the last day of December 
in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, 
and on that day the interest shall be added to the* princi- 
pal of each sum, and the sums produced by such addition, 
are hereby declared to be principal; and the interest shall 
thereafter be charged upon the said principal in manner 
aforesaid, until the State shall refund the same; and no 
part of said principal shall be paid out as interest, nor un- 
less expressly authorized by law; nor shall any law provi- 
ding for the appropriation of interest on either of said 
funds, be so construed as to apply to interest accruing pre- 
vious to the said last day of December, one thousand eight 
hundred and thirty-three. 

Sec. 2. The Commissioners of the School fund of the Interest on 
State, shall annually loan to the School fund the interest J°^a/ n f „ d 
of the College and Seminary funds, to be added to the in- t u "bT loaned to 
terest of the school and township funds, for distribution the school fund 
among the several schools in the State established under annually - 
this law T . 

Sec 3. The Commissioners of the School fund of the Said interest w 
State, are hereby required to distribute and pay out the in- tdbuted to the 
terest which may have accrued on the said School, College several coun- 
and Seminary funds, on the first Monday of January, in ties - 
the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, and on 
the first Monday in January annually thereafter, for the 
encouragement of learning, in the manner and upon the 
terms and conditions hereinafter provided. 

Sec. 4. The Commissioners of the School fund shall as- 4 nd in P ro P or - 

.... , - , , , , • it tion tothemim- 

certam from the returns ot the census to be taken in the ber ot - j lina bi- 
year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, the num- tants in each 
ber of white persons in each county under twenty years undei ' twent y 

. 1 . r ■• ■ iii years ol age. 

-ot age, and also the amount ot interest due the several 
funds aforesaid, on the first day of January, one thousand 
eight hundred and thirty-six, and apportion the interest 
among the several counties in proportion to the number ot 
persons under the age aforesaid, and certify the amount 
due to each county, to the Auditor, whose duty it shall be 
to issue a warrant on the Treasurer in favor of each School 
Commissioner for the amount due to his county, and the 
interest shall be apportioned annually thereafter and distri- 



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To be paid to 
the teachers of 
schools. 



Proviso. 



In case the in- 
terest should 
amount to more 
than enough to 
pay half the 
amount due 
.teachers, how 
.disposed of. 



Township 
funds to be 
separate from 
county funds. 



buied as aforesaid, until the next census shall have been ta- 
ken, and on the first day of January in every year next af- 
ter the taking of the census of the State, the said Commis- 
sioners shall°make a new apportionment of interest, and 
cause the same to be distributed in the manner and upon 
the terms aforesaid. 

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the School Commissioners 
of counties to receive from the Treasurer the amount of 
any and all warrants which may be drawn in manner and 
for the purposes aforesaid, and to distribute the same among 
the teachers of schools, who may have kept schools in con- 
formity with the provisions of the act entitled "An act to 
provide for the application of the interest of the fund arising 
from the sale of school lands belonging to the several town- 
ships in this State, approved first of March, 1833:" Pro- 
vided, That no teacher shall be entitled to receive more 
than one half of the amount, due him for services rendered 
within the twelve months preceding the first of November 
previous to the time of making such distribution; and if the 
interest in the hands of a School Commissioner m any 
county, shall, at the time of distribution, amount to more 
than enough to pay one half of the amount due the teach- 
ers in his county, then the overplus shall be set apart as a 
county fund, and shall never thereafter be subject to distri- 
bution, but shall forever remain as a principal fund, to be 
denominated "The County School Fund," to be loaned out by 
the School Commissioner of the county as township funds; 
and the interest accruing thereon, shall be subject to dis- 
tribution for the support of schools in the county, in the 
same manner and under the like regulations as is or may 
be prescribed for the distribution of the interest on the 
State fund: Provided, That in making the distribution of 
the State fund for the present year, no teacher shall be 
paid for any service rendered before the first day of June-, 

next. 

Sec. 6. No part of any township fund shall be made to 
constitute any part of a county fund; and teachers employ- 
ed in townships having no productive fund, who keep, 
schedules and make returns as is required m townships 
having productive funds, shall be entitled to a distributive 
share of the State fund, and the township funds shall be 
paid to teachers at the time now required by law.. 
1 Approved, Feb. 7, 1835. 



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AN ACT concerning the School Fund. I" force Feb. 

6, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Commissioners 
represented in the General Assembly, 'That the Commission- ofsa]d luiui au_ 
ers of the School Fund be, and they are hereby required moreSie^S 
to receive the whole amount of the School Fund belong- from u. States 
ing to this State, and now deposited in the Branch Bank Bank into State 
of the United States at St. Louis, and deposite the same in ieasul>- 
the Treasury of the State; and the Treasurer is hereby 
required to receive said money, and receipt for the same; 
and the said money, when so received, shall be applied to How applied. 
the payment of demands against the Treasury, in the same 
manner as money derived from the ordinary sources of re- gtate t0 W in " 
venue, and the State shall be chargeable with the interest game at six pri- 
on the same, at the rate of six per cent, per annum, the in- cent, 
terest to be added to the principal annually: Provided, That Prqviso. 
if any law shall be passed at the present session of the Gen- 
eral Assembly to distribute the interest or principal of said 
fund, the Treasurer shall, on the warrant of the Auditor, 
pay over to the said School Commissioner the amount so 
loaned to the State, out of any money in the Treasury not 
otherwise appropriated, to be distributed according to law.. 
This act to take effect from its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1 835. 



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AN ACT to amend an act, entitled "An act to provide for In few* Feb. 
the application of the interest of the fund arising from, the ' 
sale of the School Lands belonging to the several townships 
in this State," approved, March 1, 1833. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Parts of said 

represented in the General Assembly, That the tenth section act ' e P ealcd - 
of the act to which this is an amendment, and so much of 
said act as provides for gratuitous instruction, be, and the 
same are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. That the eleventh section of the said act, so far Act repealed, 
as it dispenses with a valuation of the sixteenth sections in 
the several townships, is hereby repealed; and the law re- 
quiring a valuation by trustees, is hereby revived. 

Sec. 3. That the trustees of school lands, or a majority Trustees may 
of them, shall have power to lease any of said lands, from j^ s d e s sch0 ° 1 
year to year, upon terms most conducive to the interest of 
the township. Sha]1 over 

Sec. 4. The trustees shall pay over to the School Com- rents £ ' school 
missioner all rents which they collect on leases as aforesaid, commissioner. 

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In case of les- j^c. 5, jf anv lessee or lessees, his, her or their heirs or 
wLte°Qnsaid ass i» ns > or an y other person or persons, shall cut down or 
lands. destroy any more wood or timber than may be necessary 

for the improvement and cultivation of the lot so leased, 
or shall do any damage to the said leased premises, or com- 
mit any waste thereon, every such lessee or lessees, or 
other persons, shall be liable to said trustees in an action 
for damages, commenced in the name of said trustees, and 
the said lessees shall moreover, upon conviction thereof, 
forfeit such lease. 
Failing to pay Sec. 6. In all cases of a failure or refusal to pay the rent 
rent. j uc allc i owing on any land leased under the provisions of 

this act, whenever the same shall become due, it shall and 
may be lawful for the trustees in their respective town- 
ships, to sue out a distress warrant, which shall be return- 
ed to the justice issuing the same, and the same proceed- 
ings shall be had thereon as in other cases of distress for 
rent. 

Inhabitants of Sec. 7. Any number of inhabitants of any township may 
townships may associate themselves together, and purchase a quantity of 
rckeTto4thei" ' ana< no ^ exceeding ten acres, and procure a conveyance 
for school pur- of the same, to be made to the trustees of school lands in 
poses. t ne township, by their corporate name, and erect thereon 

a school house, and make such other buildings and improve- 
ments thereon as they may deem necessary for the encour- 
agement of learning and science generally, and such land 
and improvements shall be held by the said corporation for 
the use of the persons associating themselves together as 
aforesaid, and their successors and assigns forever; and 
shall not be applied to any other purpose, nor in any other 
manner than shall or may be directed by the persons as- 
sociated as aforesaid. 

Approved, Feb. 7, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to authorize the sale of certain School Land 
65 1835. therein named. 

Sec. 18 T. 5 S. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
Wr/ 4 W ' in re P resente d ?n ^ le General Assembly^ That the sixteenth 
authorized"" be section in township five south, of range fourteen west, in 
sold. White county, may be sold in the manner now prescribed 

by law, upon the petition of a majority of the inhabitants 
of said township, any law to the contrary notwithstand- 
ing. This law to take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



AN ACT providing for the security of School Funds. In fo^c Feb. 
y y J 12, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Form of mart- 
represented in the General Assembly, That mortgages to be ta- &&• 
ken by school commissioners and agents for the inhabitants 
of counties, may be in the following form: I, A. B., of the 
county of , and State of , do assign over and 

transfer to E. F., school commissioner and agent for the 
inhabitants of the county of , for the use of the in- 

habitants of township , range , (or of the 

county,) the following described real estate, (here describe* 
the estate,) which real estate I declare to be in mortgage 
for the payment of dollars this day loaned to me 

by the said school commissioner, with per cent, in- 

terest per annum thereon until paid; and I hereby cove- 
nant that the title to said real estate is free from all encum- 
brance, that I will pay all taxes and assessments which 
may be levied upon said estate; and I further agree that if 
I do not pay the interest on said sum annually, and the 
principal when due, that the said real estate may be sold 
by the said commissioner in conformity with the laws of 
the State, and that I will deliver immediate possession to 
the purchaser. Witness my hand and seal, this day 

of ,18 , which mortgage shall be accompanied 

with a note for the amount loaned, and shall be valid to all 
intents and purposes. 

Sec 2. If any person shall make default in the payment Failure to pay 
of interest as it becomes due and payable, such interest ,nUiest - 
shall thereafter be considered principal, and interest at the 
rate of twenty per cent, per annum shall be chargeable 
and recoverable thereon; and if any person shall fail to 
pay the principal sum borrowed at the time the same be- FailuiP ,0 P a y 
comes due and payable, such person shall be chargeable ' 
with interest on such principal sum at the rate of twenty 
per cent, per annum until paid; and the school commis- 
sioners of counties shall be authorized to recover the pen- 
alties aforesaid, in an action or suit on the note or mort- 
gage given for the payment thereof. 

Sec. 3. In all cases, where the school commissioner of Where addi- 
anv county shall require additional security from any per- tional security 

J „ , J } .. , , -j , * * . . is required and 

son for the payment ol money loaned, and such security not given 
shall not be given, the commissioner may sue for and re- 
cover the amount loaned such person, upon making proof 
of such requisition, together with the interest which may 
have accrued at the time of obtaining judgment. 

Sec 4. In the payment of debts by executors or admin- Debts due the 
istrators, debts due to the school fund of the State, or any ^SUTlfii 
county, or township, shall have a preference over all other have preference 



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oyer all others, debts, except funeral and other expenses attending the last 
expenLt 1161 ' 11 sickness, not including the physician's bill. 
School com-nis- Sec. 5. The county commissioners' courts of the several 
sioners shall counties, shall require of the school commissioner and agent 
give bond an- f or the inhabitants of such counties, to execute a new bond 
at the next June term of their respective courts, and to 
execute a new bond annually thereafter; and if any com- 
missioner as aforesaid, shall fail to execute such new bond, 
the court shall thereupon remove such commissioner from 
Proviso. office, and appoint a successor: Provided, That the court 

may allow further time to such commissioner to execute 
such bond, if in the opinion of the court, such further time 
may be allowed without injury to the school funds in the 
hands of such commissioner. 
Record books, Sec. 6. All record books required to be kept by school 
how paid tor. commissioners, shall be paid for out of the County Trea- 
suries of the counties in which such books shall be used. 
County com- Sec. 7. That the county commissioners' courts of the 
missioners may several counties in this State, shall be authorized, when 
co^mLibner tne y ma y deem it expedient, to require of their school coin- 
to give addi- missioner additional security for the money he may have 
tionai security, received from the sales of school lands; and on any school 
Failure to do commissioner refusing or failing to enter into additional se- 
w ; curity that may be satisfactory to such court, his office 

shall be treated as vacant and filled accordingly; and for 
good cause, to be entered on the record of the county com- 
missioners' court, the commissioners of such county may 
remove their school commissioner from office. 
Inhabitants of Sec. 8. The inhabitants of any township in this State 
townships who t h at may j iave kept a schedule for the year 1834, accord- 
have not retur- • ,-r . . r n . ,. J r . 7 ,. 

ned schedules in g to the provisions oi an act providing ior the apphca- 
authorized to tion of the interest of the money arising from the sales of 
do so - school lands, and who have not made return thereof to the 

school commissioner according to law, shall be authorized 
to make out their schedule, and return the same to the 
school commissioner of such county, and such school com- 
missioner shall be authorized to pay over such interest as 
may be due such township for the year 1834, as though 
the schedule had been returned according to law. This 
act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



AN ACT to authorize a Special Election in Sangankon ' n f<ww Feb. 

County. I2 > 1835 - 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Timc fhoid- 
represented in the General Assembly, " That it shall be the inp; said alec- 
duty of the county commissioners' court in the county of tio " 
Sangamon, when they issue writs of election for Justices 
of the Peace and Constables, which election is to take place 
on the first Monday in August next, they shall, in addition 
thereto, order a poll to be opened to elect one Senator, to 
fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of George 
Forquer, one of the Senators from the county aforesaid. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



AN ACT to amend an act, entitled "An act to amend an i n force Feb 
act entitled an act to provide for the Election of Justices 6, 1335. 
of the Peace and Constables" approved, January 7, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted bu the people of the State of Illinois, Constables 
represented in the General Assembly, That when any new j^* 1 *^ f^. d 
Justice's district may be laid out by the county commis- t i ce i s district 
sioners' court of any county in this State, as provided for 
in the act to w T hich this is an amendment, Constables shall 
be elected in such new districts in the same manner that 
Constables are now elected in Justices districts. 

Sec. 2. The Constables elected in said districts, shall be 
subject to the provisions contained in the act contempla- 
ted in the second section4of the act to which this is an 
amendment. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



AN ACT to amend an act, entitled "An act to provide for In force Jan. 
the Election of Justices of the Peace and Constables:' 7 » 1835 - 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Ctountyeoin-^ 
represented in the General Assembly, That the county com-™"^" 
missioners' courts in the several counties of this State, be, crease the num- 
and they are hereby authorized to increase the number of Jf^?^ 
districts for the election of Justices of the Peace in their fcespeetiw 
respective counties whenever they may deem the interest counties, 
of the people require the same. 



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Manner of elec- 
tion. 



Acts repealed, 



Sec 2. The Justices elected in said districts, shall be 
elected in the manner, and be subject to the provisions 
contained in the act to which this is an amendment. 

Sec. 3. That so much of the act, to which this is an 
amendment, as limits the number of Justices' districts to 
eight in each county, be, and the same is hereby repealed. 

Approved, Jan. 7, 1835. 



Election, where 
to be held. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to provide for the Election of Justices of the Peace 
Is*, 1835. and Constables therein named. 

Two justices Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
districts crea- represented in the. General Assembly. That the town of Lower 

ted jn the town .\ . , . -, ,. • " , _ , . . 

of Alton, Mad- Alton, in the county ol Madison, as denned by the corporate 
ison county, boundaries thereof, be, and the same is hereby constituted 
a district for the election of two Justices of the Peace and 
two Constables. 

Sec. 2. The county commissioners' court of said county 
of Madison, is hereby authorized and required to cause an 
election to be held on the first Monday in August next, and 
at each quadrennial election for Justices of the Peace and 
Constables thereafter, for two Justices of the Peace and 
two Constables in said district, and the officers so elected 
shall have and exercise the same jurisdiction, hold their of- 
fices by the same tenure, and be under the same regula- 
tions, in all respects, as other Justices of the Peace and 
Constables in this State. 

Sec 3. The county commissioners' court of Green coun- 
ty is hereby authorized to cause a Special Election to be 
held at White Hall for one Justice of the Peace and one 
Constable, on the fifteenth day of March next, to be con- 
ducted according to the provisions of "an act to provide 
for the election of Justices of the Peace and Constables," 
and the said Justices of the Peace and Constables, when 
elected, shall hold their offices until the next general elec- 
tion to be held by the provisions of the above recited act. 
The north half of section two, in township eleven north, 
range twelve west, and the south half of section thirty- 
five, in township twelve north, and range twelve west, 
shall constitute a district for the election of one Justice of 
the Peace and one Constable, until the boundaries of the 
same shall be changed by the county commissioners' court 
of said county. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



Certain justi- 
ces districts 
created in 
Green county. 



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AN ACT providing for the sale of the fractional sixteenth h force Jao. 

section, in township six north, range twelve west, and such ''' lt!3 • ^, • 
other lands as have been selected in lieu of the sixteenth sec- 
tion in the fractional townships, on the Mississippi and Il- 
linois Rivers, in Green county. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, School commis- 
represented in the General Assembly, That upon the petition t^rit°% 
of three-fourths of the inhabitants of township six north, IUL on *ite 
of range twelve west, in Green county, for the sale of the petitioncfthVee 
fractional sixteenth section in said township, it shall be the SSStam sof 
duty of the school commissioner to sell said fractional six- thetoiiShip. 
teenth section, according to the laws providing for the sale 
of such lands, either in town lots, or such other divisions 
or subdivisions as the trustees of such township may di- 
rect. 

■ Sec. 2. That such lands as have been selected in the lieu Lands selected 
of the sixteenth sections in fractional townships, upon the in . lieu of ceT> 
Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, in Green county, may be Sn/may'be" 
sold, or any portion thereof belonging to either of "said sold! 
fractional townships, upon the petition of three-fourths of 
the inhabitants of said townships, or if there be not ten 
inhabitant voters in said townships, said lands may be sold 
by the petition of any fifty legal voters of the county in 
which such lands lie, in the same manner as other lands 
are sold, under the laws providing for the sales of section 
sixteen, in the different counties in this State; and the mo- 
neys accruing from the sale of said lands, shall be disposed 
of, in the same manner, for the benefit of the inhabitants 
of the several townships, as other moneys derived from the 
sale of sections sixteen are. 

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That should there be any Persons resis 
person or persons living upon any of the lands selected in din £ tht ' reon - 
lieu of the sixteenth sections in said fractional townships 
in Green county, or have any improvements thereon, they 
may apply, after the same shall have been valued, (which 
valuation shall be the same as if no improvement had been 
made thereon,) to the school commissioners of said county, 
who shall permit them to enter the same at the valuation 
of the trustees of the township, to which said land belongs, 
and if there should be no trustees in said township to 
which the land belongs, then the county commissioners 1 
court of said county, shall appoint three disinterested men 
of said county to make said valuation. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

This bill having remained with the Council of Revision 
ten days, Sundays excepted, and the General Assembly be- 
ing in session, it has become a law the 17th January, 1835. 

A. P. FIELD, Sec. of State. 



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In force Feb. AN ACT to provide for issuing writs of Ne Exeat and 
1J > 1835 - Habeas Corpus, and for other purposes. 

Duty of circuit Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
judges to a P - represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be the 
point masters ^ ut y f g^ Circuit Judge, within his Judicial Circuit, in 
in chancery. each count y ? to a p po int a competent and qualified person 
to be a master in Chancery in such county, who shall take 
an oath to support the Constitution of this State and of the 
United States, and also an oath that he will faithfully per- 
form the duties of his office, which oath may be taken and 
subscribed before any Justice of the Peace of the county. 
Their powers. Sec. 2. That the said masters in Chancery, within their 
respective counties, shall have power to order the issuing 
of writs of Habeas Corpus, Ne Exeat and Injunction, in 
the absence of the Judge presiding in such county, and 
they shall perform such other services in aid of the Courts 
of Chancery as are usual by the practice of the. Courts of 
Chancery to be performed by them. They shall, also, when 
a writ of Ne Exeat or Injunction is about to be ordered to 
be issued by them, approve of the security. 
Fe e S Sec. 3. The said masters in Chancery shall be entitled 

to the sum of one dollar for each application for a writ of 
Injunction or Ne Exeat, to be paid by the party applying 
in the first instance, and then taxed as other costs against 
the unsuccessful party. 

Sec. 4. For the services of the said masters m Chan- 
cery, concerning references and reports made by them, 
they shall be entitled to such reasonable compensation as 
shall be allowed by the Circuit Court of the county, to be 

taxed as other costs. 

Approved, Feb. 11, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to extend the Jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace j 
13, 1835. in certain cases therein named. 

Sec- 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois A 
s^topayter represented in the General Assembly, That if any Sheriff 
moneys, how Coroner or other officer, shall fail, on demand made by the 
proceeded complainant, his executors, administrators or lawful attor- 
against. i oyer ony money C0 n 8Cte d by virtue of any exe- 

cution, process or fee bill, not exceeding one hundred dol- 
lars, it shall be lawful for the party so aggrieved, or by nisfc 
lawful attorney, to commence an action against such She-I| 
riff, Coroner or other officer, and his securities, by sum- J 



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mons before any Justice of the Peace, and if upon hearing 
the case, it shall appear to such Justice of the Peace, that 
money has been collected upon such execution, process or 
fee bill, and not paid over to the party entitled to the same, 
on demand made as aforesaid; and if it shall appear further, 
that the defendant or defendants sued with the Sheriff or 
other officer, are his securities, by the production of the 
original bond or a certified copy thereof, of the Sheriff, 
Coroner or other officer, under the hand and seal of the 
Clerk of the county commissioners' court, the said Justice 
shall proceed to render judgment against said defendants 
for the amount so received by snid Sheriff or other officer, 
belonging to the plaintiff, with ten per cent, interest there- 
on. 

Sec. 2. And upon rendition of such judgment, execution, Execution to i§. 
when application is made by the plaintiff, or his or her agent sue forthw,,h - 
or attorney, shall issue forthwith against such Sheriff or 
other officer and his securities, as in other cases, subject, 
however, to be appealed by either party, under the same 
rules and regulations as is provided for in other cases of 
. judgments of Justices of the Peace. All acts and parts of Acts repealed, 
acts coming within the meaning and purview of this act, 
are hereby repealed. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



AN ACT to authorize a Special Term of the Circuit Court \ n f orre j an . 
in the County of Fayette. 24, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted bij the people of the State of Illinois, Judge required 
represented in the General Assembly, That the Judge of the J? a , h ° 1 r d m , 0Il 8pe " 
Fayette Circuit Court be, and he is hereby authorized and ^Vja^uTry. 
required to hold a Special Term of the said Court, in the 
county of Fayette, on Wednesday, the 28th day of Janu- 
ary, 1835, for the trial of John Robb, now in jail in said 
county, charged with the crime of murder or manslaugh- 
ter: Provided, That if the said John Robb shall be indict- 
ed for murder, the said Court shall have power, if he shall 
desire the same, to try the said John Robb upon such in- 
dictment for murder, and if upon such trial for murder, the 
said John Robb shall be found guilty of manslaughter or 
other less offence, the Court shall have power to pronounce 
judgment upon the verdict of the Jury, as though the said 
John Robb had been tried at a regular term ol the Court 
upon an indictment for the offence of which the said John 
Robb may be found guilty. 

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Shall order g Ec . 2. The said Judge shall issue an order to the Sheriff 

monTurors" 11 " °^ tne sa *^ c ° un ty of Fayette, requiring him to summon 
twenty-three Grand Jurors, and thirty-six Petit Jurors to 
appear, at the day aforesaid, for the trial of said Robb. 
Vested with Sec. 3. That said Judge is hereby vested with all power 
certain power. an( j au thority heretofore vested in the Judges of the Su- 
preme Court while performing Circuit duties, and in all re- 
spects to be governed by the law heretofore enacted rela- 
tive to the duties of Circuit Judges. 

Approved, Jan. 24, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT concerning public officers. 

13, 1835. 

Vacancies in Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
the office of represented in the General Assembly, That whenever any 
done* how* 13 " vacancy shall happen in the office of County Commissioner 
filled. by death, resignation or otherwise, the Clerk of the county 

commissioners' court, when such vacancy shall occur, shall 
appoint a day to hold a special election to fill such vacan- 
cy, and shall give immediate notice to the several Judges 
of elections to hold the same, which election shall be con- 
ducted agreeable to the law regulating elections. 
Part of act re- S EC . 2. That so much of the twenty-second section of an 
pealed. act ^ en titled "An act to provide for the raising a revenue," 

approved, Feb. 19, 1827, as requires a statement of the fis- 
cal concerns of the counties to be made at the December 
term of the county commissioners' court, be, and the same 
is hereby repealed; and hereafter the statement of the fis- 
cal concerns of the counties, shall be made out at the 
March term of the county commissioners' court, annually. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835.* 



In force Feb. 
9, 1835. 



AN ACT to prevent trespassing on the Canal Lands of thi? 

State. 



Penalty for 1 Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 

such trespasses, represented in the General Assembly, That hereafter, if any 
person or persons shall, without legal authority, go upon 
the Canal lands belonging to this State, and there cut, fell, 
box, or in anywise destroy any tree or trees or other tim- 
ber, standing or lying on said Canal land, or carry or haul 



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away any stone or coal from said lands, shall, upon indict- 
ment, be fined in any sum not exceeding one hundred dol- 
lars for each offence. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of every sheriff, coroner, Duty of sheriffs 
constable and justice of the peace in the counties of this and other effi- 
State, where the aforesaid lands lie, to take notice of, and c J rs '" relation 
present all and every person so offending, to the next grand 
jury of their respective counties in which the said offence 
or offences against the first section of this act, has been 
committed. 

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the prosecuting attorney ™ 
in the sixth judicial circuit ot this State, to cause this act attorney.* 
to be given in charge to the respective grand juries, (in the 
counties in which said lands are situated,) whose duty it 
shall be to inquire into, and make presentments of all per- 
sons who may have violated the provisions of this act. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 9, 1835. 



AN ACT, supplemental to "An act relative to Wills and j n f orce j ime 
Testaments. l, 1835. 

Whereas, by the act, entitled "An act relative to Wills 
and Testaments, Executors, Administrators, and the settle- 
ment of Estates," no power is given a parent to appoint, 
by Will and Testament, a guardian for his child or chil- 
dren; and whereas, also, the common law recognizes no 
such power — 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted, therefore, by the people of the State Father of sound 
of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That every inind n , ia )' dis - 
father of sound mind and memory of a child likely to be P°? e °f Wg e ch a*j 
born, or of any living child, under the age of twenty-one during mmori- 
years and unmarried, may, by his deed or last will duly l > r or less time - 
executed, dispose of the custody and tuition of such child 
during its minority, or for any less time, to any person or 
persons in possession or remainder; and every mother of Mother being 
sound mind and memory being sole, may, in like manner, gj^rkhT the 
dispose of the custody and tuition of a child living, if a fa- 
ther has made no such disposition, or in any other manner 
restrained the right of the mother. 

Sec. 2. Every such disposition, from the time it shall Suchdisposi- 
take effect, shall invest in the person or persons to whom it tkm to vest the 
shall be made, all the rights and powers, and subject him P«^ to whom 
or them to all the duties and obligations of a guardian of.JJ^ Jf guar- 
such minor, and shall be valid and effectual against every flan. 



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Proviso. 



Shall have the 
custody and 
management 
of the estate. 



Guardians may 
be removed by 
complaint to the 
circuit court. 



Successor to 
give bond. 



other person claiming the custody or tuition of such minor: 
Provided, That the rights, powers, duties and obligations 
of such person or persons may be restrained and regulated 
by the person making such deed or last will as aforesaid. 

Sec. 3. Any person to whom the custody of any minor 
is so disposed of, may take the custody and tuition of such 
minor, and may maintain all proper actions for the wrong- 
ful taking or detention of the minor; he shall also take the 
custody and management of the real and personal estate of 
such minor, unless restrained by the deed .or will as afore- 
said, during the time for which such disposition shall have 
been made, and bring such actions in relation thereto, as a 
guardian appointed under the provisions of the laws of the 
State. 

Sec. 4. Guardians appointed under the provisions of this 
act, shall be subject to removal upon complaint of any per- 
son in behalf of the minor, to the circuit court of the coun- 
ty in which such guardian may reside, and proof made of 
malconduct or, misbehavior in the performance of his du- 
ties, or of a failure to perform his duties, and upon the re- 
moval of a guardian, the said court is hereby vested with 
the power to appoint another guardian, and to make all 
such orders as may be necessasy to compel the guar- 
dian removed to deliver over to the successor the custody 
of the minor, and to account for the estate, and pay over 
all moneys belonging to the ward, and to compel such suc- 
cessor to execute a bond with good security, in such pen- 
alty and with such conditions as the court may deem ne- 
cessary for the security of the rights of the minor, and the 
said court shall also have power, upon application of any 
person in behalf of the minor, to require all guardians ap- 
pointed under the provisions of this act, by the father or 
mother, or by the court, to give bond and security in such 
penalty and with such conditions as the court may deem 
necessary for the security and protection of the minors, 
and of his or her estate. 

This act shall take effect on the first day of June next. 

Approved, Jan. 27, 1 835. 



In force March AN ACT to change the County Line between Perry and 
h 1835 - Franklin Comities. 



Part of law re- Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 

pealed. represented in the General Assembly, 1 hat so much of an act 

creating Perry county, approved, January 29th, 1827, as 



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establishes the north east corner of said county, at the 
north east corner of township number five south, of range 
number one west, and so much as establishes the south east 
corner of said county at the west corner of township six 
south, of range one west, is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. That the north east corner of Perry county shall Boundaries of 
be established in the middle of Little Muddy river where sai(1 . C0llnt y es- 
the line crosses said river, dividing townships three and tabhshed - 
four; thence due west on the line between townships three 
and four to the .north west corner of township four south, 
of range four west; thence due south on the line between 
ranges four and five eighteen miles, to the south west cor- 
ner of township six south, of range four west; thence due 
east on the line between townships six and seven to the 
middle of Muddy river; thence north with its meanders to 
the place of beginning. 

Sec. 3. That all that tract of country lying west of Lit- County of Fer- 
tle Muddy river, as before described, shall compose the ,y ' 
county of Perry, and all that tract of country lying east 
of said river, heretofore belonging to the county of Perry, 
shall compose a part of the county of Franklin; any for- 
mer law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

This act to take effect the first day of March next. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



AN ACT to amend "An act prescribing the mode of Sum- In force Feb. 
moning Grand and Petit Jurors, and defining their quali- 13 > 1835> 
jications and duties" 

Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, County com- 
represented in the General Assembly, That the county com- jJJjf^JJJj'jJ 1 
missioners' courts of the several counties of this State, compensate ju- 
shall have power to make an allowance out of the county rymen. 
Treasury of their respective counties, to all Grand and 
Petit Jurymen who may be regularly summoned, and shall 
actually serve as such in the Circuit Court of their coun- 
ties, a sum not exceeding seventy-five cents per day. 

Sec. 2. The Clerk of the Circuit Court shall furnish to Clerk of circuit 
each of the Jurors aforesaid, (and without fee,) whenever c °"J t . t0 farniBh 
he shall be discharged from further service by the Court at Sth^certifr 
any term thereof, a certificate of the number of days he cate. 
may have attended at such term, and upon the present- 
ment thereof to the County Treasurer, he shall pay to such 
person the sum above provided for his services: Provided, Proviso. 
The Clerk shall not furnish such certificate, unless the 



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county commissioners' court shall have first made the al- 
lowance as required in the first section. 
Petit jmors' Sec. 3. That the fee of three dollars now paid under the 
fee, and docket p rov isions of the act to which this is an amendment, for 
stit'ute a fund compensating Petit Jurors; also, the docket fee now requi- 
for the payment red by law to be paid by the unsuccessful to the success- 
of jurors. f n \ p ar ty j n each suit in law or equity in any of the Circuit 
Courts of this State, shall be paid to the Clerk of said Cir- 
cuit Court, and by him to be paid over to the Treasurer of 
the county for the use of the people thereof: Provided, 
The same shall always remain as a fund for the payment 
of Grand and Petit Jurors. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT supplemental to an act concerning the County of 
13, 1835. Fulton, approved Feb. 25, 1833. 

Sheriff to pay Sec. 1. Be it enacted bi/ the people of the State of Illinois, 
residents' taxes fed j fh General Assembly, That the Sheriff of the 

into the county i _ _ , 1 1 • 1 i i • i 

treasury. County oi b ulton be, and he is hereby authorized to pay 

all the taxes collected from the residents of said county, 
into the County Treasury, in pursuance of an act to which 
this is a supplement, for the year one thousand eight hun- 
dred and thirty-three. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to remove the Seat of Justice of Adams County. 
15$, 1835. 

Commissioners" Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
appointed to represented in the General Assembly, That George Wolf, 
tobeVotedfor J ac °b Smith, and Daniel Harrison of Adams county, be, 
as a county seat! and they are hereby appointed commissioners to select a 
place to be voted for as the County Seat of said county of 
Adams. 
When to be se- Sec. 2. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall, 
lected. on the first Monday of March next, or within one month 

thereafter, proceed to select a quarter, half quarter, or quar- 
ter quarter section of land, particularly describing the same 
according to its legal survey and designation on the town 
plat, and shall immediately make report thereof to the Clerk 



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of the county commissioners' court of said county, which 
shall be by him filed and preserved in his office. 

Sec. 3. Should the land selected as aforesaid, belong to Should the land 
an individual or individuals, the said commissioners shall selcctcd bel °»K 
ask and receive from the owner or owners thereof, a do- SSSnft 
nation of not less than thirty acres of said tract so select- tain a donation. 
ed: Provided, That if the Seat of Justice of said county Provi80 
shall not be located thereon as hereinafter provided, the 
said donation shall be void, and the land so donated shall 
revert to the donor or donors. Should the land so select- 
ed belong to the United States, the county commissioners' Should the land 
court of the said county, are hereby authorized to purchase belong to the 
any quantity thereof, not exceeding one quarter section for u - States - 
the use of the county. 

Sec. 4. The said Clerk shall, so soon as he receives the Clerk shall give 
report aforesaid, give notice by putting up written notices notice of the 
at some public place in each of the election precincts for JS e Z m place 
justices in said county, that an election will be held at the 
same time and places of the next general election for Jus- 
tices of the Peace in said county, for the Seat of Justice 
thereof, at which election the Clerks thereof shall open two 
columns in their poll books, one for Quincy and the other 
for the place to be selected as aforesaid, and take and re- 
cord the vote of each qualified voter at the same time he 
votes for Justices of the Peace, for one of the aforesaid 
places as the Seat of Justice of the said county. The said 
election shall be conducted, and returns thereof made in How conduct- 
the same manner as is provided in ordinary cases of elec- ed. 
tions for Justices of the Peace, and the place having the 
greatest number of votes shall be and remain the Seat of 
Justice of said county. 

Sec. 5. Should the place selected as aforesaid, receive Should the 
the greatest number of votes, the said commissioners shall P^ce selected 
then give it a name, and the county commissioners' court greatest Vum- 
of said county, shall divide the same into town lots, and ber of votes-, 
sell the same, and apply the proceeeds of such sale exclu- said comn,i . s - 
sively to the erection of public buildings therein, and the jTaname. 6 "' 
town lots and public ground in the town of Quincy and in 
the several additions thereto, belonging to the said county 
of Adams, shall be vested in fee simple in the President County proper- 
and Trustees of the town of Quincy, for the use of the said *y in Quincy to 
town of Quincy, and the county commissioners of said tees of said 
county, shall convey the same to the said President and town. 
Trustees for the use aforesaid; and the said President and 
Trustees are hereby authorized and empowered to sell and May sell the 
convey the same, in such manner as they may think pro- same * 
per, and to lay out the proceeds thereof in the improve- Proceeds how 
ment of the streets in the said town of Quincy, or such applie ' 
other necessary improvemement therein as they may deem 



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Proviso. expedient: Provided, however, That the Court House and 

Jail in the town of Quincy, shall be and remain the pro- 
perty of the said county, and shall be used for county pur- 
poses until others shall be provided at the new county seat. 
As soon as the necessary buildings are provided at the new 
county seat aforesaid, the courts of the county shall be held 
there, and all officers required to reside at the county seat 
shall remove to the same: Provided, That as soon as the 
courts of said county shall be held at the new county seat, 
it shall and may be lawful for the aforesaid county com- 
missioners' court to sell or remove, in their discretion, the 
Court House and Jail in the town of Quincy, and apply 
the same to county purposes. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT concerning the Lessees of the Gallatin Saline. 
13, 1835. 

. Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 

4156 S^per" represented in the General Assembly, That hereafter Benja- 
annum. mm White, one of the lessees of the Gallatin County Saline, 

upon payment of one hundred and fifty-six dollars and 
twenty-five cents per annum for rent, it shall be received 
in full satisfaction for rents hereafter to become due and 
Part of act re- payable by him, and so much of the fourth section of the 
pealed. ac t entitled "An act regulating the Gallatin County Sa- 

line," approved February 2d, 1827, as relates to the rent 
to be paid by said White, is hereby repealed. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



In force March AN ACT to amend an act concerning the Trustees of Shaiv- 
20, 1835. neetown, 

p . . Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 

pealed. represented in the General Assembly, That so much of the 

second section of the act as required the Sheriff of Galla- 
tin county to give notice and hold elections for Trustees 
of said town, be, and the same is hereby repealed, and 
Duty of clerk of hereafter it shall be the duty of the Clerk of the board of 
said trustees. Trustees to give notice and hold said elections. 
In case of ab- ^ c * 2 * ^ n case there be no Clerk, or in case of the ab- 
sence of clerk, sence of said Clerk, then it shall be the duty of any Jus- 



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tice of the Peace residing in said town, to give not less ' l "hail be the 
than twenty days notice in three of the most public places ^, ois f ome 
in said town of such election, and proceed and hold the peac^o ghe 
same on the first Monday in January instead of May, and notice of eiec- 
notifying the persons elected, and make returns of said tions " 
election to the board of Trustees within ten days thereaf- 
ter: Provided, That if in any case, an election should not 
be held on said first Monday in January in each and every 
year, the same may be held, on like notice being given, on 
the first Monday in every other month for trustees for that 
year; and until such election shall be held, the last elected 
Trustees shall continue in office until their successors are 
qualified. 

Sec. 3. Said Trustees shall have power to license drays, Certain powers 
and exact such other tax as to them may seem right, not g railted sa "i 
to exceed one-fourth per cent, upon real property in said truste8s- 
town, and may tax coffee houses and retailers of spirituous 
liquors. 

This act to take effect and be in force from and after the 
20th of March next. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



town. 



AN ACT to authorize James Kenzie to alter the Town Plat in force Jan. 
of the town of Wabansie. 26 > 1835 - 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the Stale of Illinois, Jas. Kenzie au- 
represented in the General Assembly, That James Kenzie, thorizedto alter 
proprietor of the town of Wabansie, be, and he is hereby t 
authorized to so alter and amend the plat of said town as to 
make it conform to the survey thereof: Provided, said al- 
teration shall not interfere with the wishes, rights or inte- 
rests of individual claimants. 

Sec. 2. That this act shall take effect from and after its 
passage. 

Approved, Jan. 26, 1835. 



AN ACT to vacate the Survey and Plat of the Town of In force Jan. 
Venus in Hancock County. ~ 4 ' 1835 - 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Survey vaca- 
renresented in the General Assembly, That the proprietors te ■ 

6 



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Proviso. 



Vacancies 
heretofore 
made, valid. 



of the town of Venus in Hancock county, and the purcha- 
sers of lots therein, be, and they are hereby authorized and 
empowered to alter, change or vacate the survey and plat 
of said town of Venus: Provided, That no such change, 
alteration or vacation shall be made without the consent 
of all the proprietors and purchasers aforesaid. 

Sec. 2. Any change, alteration or vacation heretofore 
made in the survey, plat or name of said town with the 
consent of the proprietors and purchasers as aforesaid, 
shall be and remain valid and effectual to all intents and 



purposes. 



Approved, Jan. 24, 1835. 



Jn force Jan. 
1, 1835. 



Right of entry 
barred after 
seven years. 



Actions to be 
brought within 
seven years. 



AN ACT to amend "An act for the Limitation of Actions, 
and for avoiding Vexatious Lav: Suits" approved, \0th 
February, 1827. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That hereafter no per- 
son who now has, or hereafter may have any right of en- 
try into any lands, tenements or hereditaments, of which 
any person may be possessed by actual residence thereon, 
having a connected title in law or equity, deducible of re- 
cord from this State or the United States, or from any pub- 
lic officer or other person authorized by the laws of the 
State, to sell such lands for non-payment of taxes, or from 
any Sheriff, Marshall, or other person authorized to sell 
such land on execution, or under any order, judgment or 
decree of any court of record, shall make any entry there- 
in, except within seven years from the time of such pos- 
session being taken; but when the possessor shall acquire 
such title after the time of taking such possession, the limi- 
tation shall begin to run from the time of acquiring title. 

Sec. 2. That every real possessory, ancestral or mixed 
action or writ of right brought for the recovery of any 
lands, tenements, or hereditaments of which any person 
may be possessed by actual residence thereon, having a 
connected title in law or equity, deducible of record from 
this State or the United States, or from any public officer 
or other person authorized by the laws of the State, to sell 
such land for the non-payment of taxes, or from any Sheriff, 
Marshall, or other person authorized to sell such land on 
execution, or under any order, judgment or decree of any 
court of record, shall be brought within seven years next 
after possession being taken as aforesaid; but when the 



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possessor shall acquire such title after taking such posses- 
sion, the limitation shall begin to run from the time of ac- 
quiring title: Provided, That possession as aforesaid, to Proviso 
bar the rights, actions and suits aforesaid, shall have been 
continued in manner aforesaid, for the term of seven years 
next preceding the time of asserting the right of entry, or 
the commencement of any such suit or action: And pro- Further pro- 
vided further, That the heirs, devisees and assigns of the vided - 
person having such possession and title, shall have the same 
benefit of this act, as the person from whom the possession 
was derived, could have had by virtue of such possession: 
And provided also, That in all the foregoing cases in this act 
mentioned, where the person who shall have right of entry, 
title or cause of action, is or shall be at the time possession 
is taken as aforesaid, under the age of twenty-one years, 
insane, imprisoned, feme covert, out of the limits of the 
United States, and in the employment of this State or the 
United States, such person may make such entry, or insti- 
tute such action within the time herein limited, after the 
several disabilities herein enumerated shall cease to exist. 
This act to take effect on the first day of June next. 

Approved, Jan. 17, 1835. 



AN ACT changing an Appropriation heretofore made to I» force Jan. 
the county commissioners' court of Vermilion county, to ' 
the county commissioners'' court of Champaign county, and 
for other purposes. 

Whereas, by an act of the Legislature of this State, en- Preamble, 
titled "An act appropriating a portion of the avails arising 
from the sale of the Saline Lands in Gallatin county to in- 
ternal improvement," approved February 16th, 1831, the 
sum of four hundred dollars was appropriated to the coun- 
ty commissioners' court of Vermilion county; and where- 
as, since the granting of said appropriation, the county of 
Champaign has been organized out of the aforesaid county 
of Vermilion, including, in the aforesaid county of Cham- 
paign, the point or place upon which said four hundred dol- 
lars was expressly required to be expended: Therefore — 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, County eom- 
represented in the General Assembly, That the county com- >™ ssi011 « s of 

• ■ , r ™ ■ J i j ,u Champaign 

missioners' court of Champaign county be, and tney are county authori- 
hereby authorized to draw upon the commissioner of the zed to draw on 
Gallatin Saline for the sum of four hundred dollars, to be the commis - 



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sioner of Galla- 
tin salines for 
$400. 
How expended. 



County com- 
missioners of 
Green county 
authorized to 
draw on the 
commissioner 
of Gallatin sa- 
line for $300. 

How applied. 



County com- 
missioners of 
Wabash coun 
ty to draw on 
the commis- 
sioner of Galla 
tin salines for 
$400. 

Act repealed. 



by them expressly applied and expended in building a 
bridge across the south fork of the Big Vermilion river, 
where the State road crosses the same, leading from Dan- 
ville to Fort Clark; and the commissioner of the Gallatin 
Saline is hereby required and authorized to pay to the or- 
der of the county commissioners' court of Champaign 
county, the sum of four hundred dollars. 

Sec. 2. That the commissioner of the Gallatin county Sa- 
line is hereby authorized to pay to the order of the county 
commissioners of Green county, or a majority of them, the 
sum of three hundred dollars, which sum was appropriated 
to the county of Green, by "An act appropriating a por- 
tion of the avails arising from the sales of the Saline lands 
in Gallatin county, to internal improvements," approved 
February 16th, 1831, which appropriation, when realized 
by said county commissioners, shall be applied to the build- 
ing of a bridge across Apple creek, at or near the mill now 
owned by David Haydon in Green county. 

Sec. 3. That the said commissioner is hereby authorized 

to pay to the order of the county commissioners' court of 

Wabash county, the sum of four hundred dollars, the sum 

appropriated in the aforesaid act, to be expended by them 

' for purposes of internal improvement. 

Sec. 4. That so much of the above recited act as appro- 
priated the sum of four hundred dollars to the county com- 
missioners' court of Vermilion county, be, and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 31, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to amend an act, entitled "An act relating to the 
7, 1835. Attorney General and State's Attorneys.'''' 



State's attor- 
neys, how elec- 
ted. 



Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That there be elected 
by the General Assembly, on joint vote, at the present ses- 
sion, and every two years thereafter, one State's Attorney 
for each Judicial Circuit now or hereafter to be created in 
this State, except the Circuit in which the Seat of Govern 
ment is situated; and the person so elected, shall be commis 
sioned by the Governor, to continue in office for two years 
from and after his election, and until his successor shall be 
qualified. 

Vacancies how Sec. 2. Should any vacancy occur in any of the Judicial 
filled. Circuits in this State between the sessions of the Legisla- 






45 

ture, it shall be the duty of the Governor to fill the same 
by the appointment of some qualified person to discharge 
the duties of said office, who, when so appointed, shall 
continue in office until his successor is duly elected and 
qualified as in this act provided, and the act to which this 
is an amendment. 

Sec. 3. So much of the third section of the act to which Part of act ie- 
this is an amendment, approved, February 17, 1827, as pealed, 
comes within the meaning and purview of this act, be, 
and the same is hereby repealed. 

This bill having been returned by the Council of Revision 
with their objections to the same becoming a law, and the 
same having been reconsidered, and again passed both 
Houses by a majority of the whole number of members 
elected, the objections of the Council of Revision notwith- 
standing, the same has become a law of this State, Feb. 
7, 1835. 



AN ACT to authorize certain persons therein named to erect in force Jan. 
Mill Dams. 14 > 1835 - 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Samuel Leech 
represented in the General Assembly, That Samuel Leech, ^^j 10 
his heirs and assigns, be, and they are hereby authorized to dam on Litt i e 
build and continue a mill dam across the Little Wabash Wabash. 
river, at Harris's shoals in Wayne county, on the east hall 
of the south east quarter of section twenty-one, in town- 
ship two south, of range nine east, eight feet high above 
ordinary low water mark. 

Sec. 2. That Daniel Francisco be, and he is hereby au- D*" 1 ^™"- 
thorized to build a mill dam across the Kaskaskia river in ^tHrecTa 
Shelby county, on the west half of the north east quarter m mdam across 
of section thirty-four, township twelve north, of range four Kaskaskia. 
east, eight feet high above low water mark. ..,.--. » „ 

Sec. 3. That Thomas Rattan be authorized to raise his ^--Rattan 
mill dam twelve feet high in Green county, on Macoupin damacl . ossMa . 
creek, on the west half of the south east quarter oi section coupin creek, 
sixteen, in township nine north, range eleven west. 
This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 14, 1835. 



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In force Jan. ,#jV ACT concerning Conveyances by County Commissioners. 
7, 1835. 

Conveyances ^ EC * *• ^ e ^ enacted by the people of the. State of Illinois, 
heretofore represented in the General Assembly, That all deeds, grants, 
made declared conveyances and bonds, heretofore executed by the com- 
missioners of any county in this State without fraud or col- 
lusion of, and concerning real estate, owned by the coun- 
ties of such commissioners, are hereby declared to be good 
and valid in law, and to operate as though such commis- 
sioners had been authorized to execute such deeds, grants^, 
conveyances and bonds, at the time of the execution of the 
same. 
Authorized to g Ec . 2. The county commissioners of the several coun- 
execute ee s, ^ eg o ^ ^j g g ta ^ are hereby authorized to execute and de- 
liver all deeds, grants, conveyances and bonds which may 
become necessary in settling and transferring real estate 
belonging to their respective counties; and such deeds, 
grants, conveyances and bonds, if made without fraud or 
collusion, shall be obligatory upon the counties to all in- 
tents and purposes. 

This act shall take effect from its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 7, 1835. 



In force Feb. «#-ZV ACT to establish the Seat of Justice of Iroquois comity. 
10, 1835. 

Commissioners Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
appointed to represented in the General Assembly, That William Bowen 
justice. an d Joseph Davis of Vermilion county, and Philip Stan- 

ford of Champaign county, be, and they are hereby ap- 
pointed commissioners to locate and establish the Seat of 
Justice of Iroquois county, and give it a name. Said com- 
Whenand missioners, or a majority of them, shall meet at the house 
where to meet, of Thomas Venum in said county, who, after being first 
duly sworn before some Justice of the Peace of said coun- 
ty, faithfully to locate the Seat of Justice thereof, without 
partiality, favor or affection, taking into consideration the 
present, and prospect of future population, shall proceed 
accordingly to fix upon a place for the permanent Seat of 
Justice of said county. 
Shall report to Sec. 2. When said commissioners, or a majority of them, 
county commis- shall have agreed upon a place for the Seat aforesaid, they 
sioners' court, s h a n m ake a report thereof in writing, under their hands 
and seals, describing the quarter or fractional quarter sec- 
tion, township and range upon which they have located the 
same, together with the name they may have given it, to 



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the county commissioners' court of said county of Iro- 
quois, who shall at the next term of said court thereafter, 
cause the said report to be entered on the record of said 
court, and the place so selected by the said commissioners 
or a majority of them, shall remain the permanent Seat of 
Justice for Iroquois county, and shall be known and called 
by such name as may be given to it, by said commissioners. 

Sec. 3. The county commissioners' court of said coun- f . ( ti 

ty shall allow the said commissioners such reasonable com- 
pensation per day for their services, as they may deem just, 
not exceeding two dollars per day, out of the County Trea- 
sury of said county. 

Sec. 4. Should said commissioners locate said Seat of Iftaca*edon 
Justice on lands belonging to an individual or individuals, P nvate laillL 
they shall ask and obtain a donation of any number of acres 
not less than twenty-five, and also select and describe said 
donation in their report, with reasonable certainty, by 
metes and bounds: Provided, That should the proprietor 
or proprietors neglect or refuse to make the donation here- 
in provided for, the said commissioners shall then be requi- 
red to locate the said Seat of Justice on the nearest eligi- 
ble situation on public land, and it shall be the duty of said 
commissioners, previous to locating said Seat of Justice on 
the land belonging to any individual or individuals, to take 
a deed in fee simple to said county of Iroquois for such land 
as may be donated as aforesaid: And provided further, 
That if the said commissioners shall locate said Seat of 
Justice on the public land, the county commissioners' court 
shall be, and they are hereby authorized and required to 
purchase any quantity of land not exceeding one hundred 
and sixty acres, including said town site, in the name and 
for the use of said county of Iroquois, which land or such 
part thereof as the county commissioners' court may order 
and direct, shall be laid off into town lots in such manner, To be laid off 
and sold for the use and benefit of said county, at such time mt0 town lot5, 
and place, as the county commissioners' court thereof may 
order and direct. 

Approved, Feb. 10, 1835. 



AN ACT to authorize Ezra Baker, Jr., to erect a Mill Dam In force Jao, 
near Coffee Island on the Great Wabash River. 31 j l835 - 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, JESS'S 
represented in the. General Assembly, That Ezra Baker, Jr., erect a mill dam 
of Wabash county, be, and he is hereby authorized to erect across Wabash. 



Heighth of 
dam. 



May use cer- 



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and build a mill dam across that branch or portion of the 
Great Wabash river running on the west side of Coffee 
Island next to the Illinois shore, to begin and run as fol- 
lows, to wit: At or near the foot of the ripple, on frac- 
tional section fourteen, township two south, of range thir- 
teen west on the Illinois side, thence by the lower island 
to the foot of the main or Coffee Island; said dam to be of 
a heighth corresponding with a level of the pool, which 
will be raised by the contemplated improvement, at the 
head of Coffee Island, as reported by Edward Smith, the 
engineer to the commissioners of the fund appropriated to 
improve the navigation of the Great Wabash river. 

Sec. 2. That the said Ezra Baker, Jr., be, and he is here- 

tain quantity of by authorized to take out, either through a race or forebay 
at or above said dam, a sufficient quantity of water to pro- 
pel any mills or machinery that he may think proper to es- 
tablish at or near said dam: Provided, always, That the 
quantity of water so taken out of the river, shall not pre- 
judice the navigation thereof by reducing the channel be- 
low three feet: Provided further, That the said Baker shall 
not be entitled to the benefits and privileges conferred by 
this act, unless he shall have said dam completed within 

When said dam three years from the first day of December next: and that 
all the privileges and immunities granted to the said Ezra 
Baker, Jr., by this act, shall be, and the same is hereby 
granted and extended to his heirs, executors, administra- 
tors and assigns, so long as the dam aforesaid shall not in- 
undate the land of private persons, or injure the naviga- 
tion of the aforesaid river, and all laws or parts of laws 
coming within the purview or meaning of this act, are: 
hereby repealed. 

Approved, Jan. 31, 1835. 



Proviso. 



to be finished. 



In force Feb. 
13, 1835. 



JIN ACT relating to the Superintendent of the Gallatin 
County Saline, and for other purposes. 



Said superin- 
tendent author- 
ized to settle 
with the audi- 
tor within two 
months. 



Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That if the Superin- 
tendent of the Gallatin County Saline, the Commissioner 
for the sale of the Saline Reserve lands, or the Receiver of 
the Vermilion Saline Reserve lands, or either of them, shall 
fail or neglect for two months after the passage of this act, 
to settle their respective accounts with the Auditor of pub- 
lic accounts, it. shall be the duty of the said Auditor to com- 
mence a suit or suits against them, or either of them, with- 



49 

out delay; which suit or suits shall not be delayed or con- 
tinued, except by affidavit or by the rules and proceedings 
of the court where the same may be instituted. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Auditor aforesaid, to Suit to be bro't 
cause a suit to be commenced against any former Commis- a s ainst any 
sioner for the sale of the Gallatin Saline lands, or Receiver SST' 5 " 
of the Vermilion Saline lands, for any balance that may rears, 
remain due and unpaid for two months after the passage 
of this act, which said suit or suits shall not be delayed or 
continued, except upon affidavit or by the rules and pro- 
ceeding^ of the court where the same may be instituted. 

Sec. 3. Should a recovery be had by the said Auditor, In ca se of a re- 
on behalf of the State, it shall be a part of the judgment covei > 
of the court, that the said Auditor, on behalf of the State, 
shall recover, in addition to the amount due, and interest 
thereon, ten per centum by way of damages, and all costs. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



AN ACT to amend an act appropriating a portion of the In force Feb. 
avails arising from the sale of the Saline Lands, in Gal- J1 » 1835 - 
latin county, to Internal Improvement: approved, Febru- 
ary 16, 1831. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Certain appro- 
represented in the General Assembly, That the sum of four prfations remo- 
hundred dollars, appropriated by the act to which this is an ^ e 
amendment, to the county commissioners' court of Wayne 
county, to be expended, two hundred dollars to build a 
bridge across Elm river on the mail route from Fairfield 
to Maysville, and the other two hundred dollars to repair 
the State road from Fairfield to Albion, be, and the same 
is hereby appropriated to the improvement of the State How applied. 
road from Fairfield to Leech's mills on the State road from 
Fairfield to Albion, and if there should be any surplus af- 
ter making said road a good and sufficient one, the same is 
to be applied to the improvement of that part of the State 
road lying between Fairfield and Salem in said county of 
Wayne. 

Sec. 2. The sum of one hundred dollars, part of the sum Appropriation 
of two hundred and fifty dollars appropriated by the act to JjJ^gJj^. 
which this is an amendment, to the county commissioners' fore madC) re _ 
court of Edwards county, to be expended in discharging moved, 
the debts of said county, be, and the same is hereby appro- 
priated to be expended by the said county commissioners' 



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How applied. ecm rt of Edwards county, in improving the State road in 
said county, leading from Albion to Mount Carmel, and one 
hundred and fifty dollars, the balance of said sum, hereto- 
fore appropriated as aforesaid, be, and the same is hereby 
appropriated to be expended by the county commissioners' 
court of said Edwards county, for the purposes of internal 
improvement in said county. 
Appropriations Sec. 3. That all appropriations made to the county of 
to Green coun- Green from the sales of Saline lands, (except three hun- 
ty, how appli- ^j dollars appropriated to build a bridge across Apple 
creek near Hayden's mill,) shall be subject to the order of 
the county commissioners' court of said county, and the 
said county commissioners are hereby authorized to ex- 
pend the sum of three hundred dollars of the aforesaid ap- 
propriations to aid in building a bridge across Macoupin 
creek at or near Thomas Rattan's mill, and a further sum 
of three hundred dollars, to be expended in building a bridge 
at or near Henry Tegarden's mill, across Macoupin creek, 
and the remainder of said appropriations shall be disposed 
of in such manner as the county commissioners may think 
Acts repealed, proper. All acts and parts of acts coming within the pur- 
view of this act are hereby repealed. 

Approved, Feb. 11, 1835. 



In force June AN ACT declaring the Snicarty, a branch of the Missis- 
it 1835. sippi river, a Navigable stream. 

Stream decia- Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
red navigable. re p resen ted in the General Assembly, That the Snicarty, a 
branch of the Mississippi river, from its confluence with 
the said river, opposite to the town of Clarksville in the 
State of Missouri, to the Atlas mills, in Pike county, on 
said Snicarty, is hereby declared a navigable stream, and 
shall at all times hereafter, be a public highway, and free 
for the passage of all boats and water crafts of every de- 
scription. 

This act to take effect and be in force from and after the 
first day of June next. 

Approved, Jan. 31, 1835. 



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AN ACT concerning Marks and Brands. In forc« Feb. 

6, 183. r >. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the. State of Illinois, Act relating 
represented in the General Assembly, ' That so much of the theretorev « ved ' 
act, approved, March the 23d, 1829, as relates to marks 
and brands, be, and the same is hereby revived, and shall 
be printed with the laws of the present General Assembly. 

This act to be in force from and alter its passage. 

Approved, Feb. G, 1835. 



AN ACT in addition to an act, supplemental to an act, en- 1„ force Feb. 
titled, "An act to provide for raising a Revenue.'' J '-S 1835. 

Sf.c. 1. Be it enacted by the, people, of the State of Illinois, Treasurer to 
represented in the General Assembly, * That whenever any S^J^SJ 
person shall wish to list lands for taxation which are situa- ing to list lands 
ted in any other county than the one in which he resides f or taxation ly- 
with the Treasurer of said county, it shall be the duty of ;,"f,°y "' his 
said Treasurer to administer an oath to every such person, 
that the bona fide owner of said land resides in this State, 
and upon his refusing to take such oath, the Treasurer shall 
not permit such lands to be listed in the county. 

Approved, Feb/ 12, 1835. 



AN ACT relative to the Receiver of the Vermilion Saline i n force Feb. 
Reserve, and the Commissioner of the Gallatin Saline ~, 1835. 



Land, 



::. 



Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Said receiver to 
represented in the General Assembly, That the Receiver of JJJ^JJJw 
the Vermilion Reserve be, and he is hereby authorized and hands of state 
required to pay into the State Treasury, on or before the treasurer, 
first Monday in March annually, all moneys then in his 
hands, and which have come into his hands on account of, 
or by reason of the sale of the Vermilion Saline Lands. 

Sec. 2. That the Commissioner of the Gallatin Saline 
Lands is hereby authorized and required to pay into the 
State Treasury, on or before the first Monday in March 
annually, all moneys then in his hands, on account of, or 
by reason of the sale of the Gallatin Saline Lands: Pro- 
vided, That no appropriation, authorized to be paid out or 



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expended in said county of Gallatin, shall be paid into the 

State Treasury, but the same may be paid over by the said 

commissioner to any person authorized to receive the same. 

County com- Sec. 3. Be it further enacted. That the county commis- 

missiouers of sioners' courts of the several counties to which appropria- 

countiesto tions have been made bv an act providing for the sale of 

which tippro- * j. o 

priations have the Vermilion Saline Reserve, and appropriating the avails 
been made, au- thereof, approved, January 19, 1829; and an act appropria- 
thonzed to ^ portion of the avails arising from the sale of the Sa- 

draw on the au- . o Jr^ . ■ ; o . 

ditor for the line Lands in Gallatin county to internal improvements, 
amoumtheieof. a pp r0 ved, February, 16, 1831, be, and they are hereby au- 
torized to draw an order on the Auditor of State for the 
amount appropriated to their respective counties by the 
acts above referred to, and it is hereby made the duty of 
said Auditor, upon the presentation of such order, to issue 
his warrant upon the Treasurer of State, in favor of the 
county commissioners' court, drawing such order for the 
amount appropriated to said county, by either or both the 
acts above referred to. 
State treasurer Sec. 4. That the Treasurer of State is hereby authoriz- 
to pay over ail e( | ant | required to pay over to the county commissioners' 
made thediffer- cour t of such counties as have had appropriations made to 
ent counties, to them by said acts above referred to, the amounts so appro- 
ve commls- propriated, in the manner prescribed bv said acts, for the 

sioners thereof. 4-» ■ j ri • • *. a n * j 

Receiver and Commissioner to pay over. All acts and 
Acts repealed, parts of acts coming within the purview of this act, are 
hereby repealed. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 7, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to amend an act, entitled "An act to regulate the 
9,1835. Penitentiary,' 1 '' approved, February 19, 1833. 

Warden to be Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 

elected. represented in the General Assembly, That there shall be 

elected by joint vote of the two Houses of the General 
Assembly, at their present session, and at every succeed- 
ing session hereafter, a Warden of the Penitentiary, who 
shall be commissioned by the Governor, and continue in 
office for the term of two years, and until his successor 
shall be appointed and qualified. 

His duties. Sec. 2. The duties of said Warden shall be the same that 

are now provided by law for the Warden heretofore ap- 
pointed, and he shall receive an annual salary of three hun- 

Saiary. dred dollars to be paid to him in the manner provided by 



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the 9th section of the act to which this is an amendment, 
and the said Warden shall be allowed one hundred dollars 
per annum in consideration of the deterioration in value of 
the house formerly used and occupied by the said Warden, 
by the erection of a wall. 

Sec. 3. The power conferred upon the Inspectors of the Certain power 
Penitentiary by the fifth section of the act to which this is co,,< 5 lred °» 
an amendment, to lay off into lots, and sell three acres of ^37 
the lot of land upon which the Penitentiary is situated, is sell penitenti- 
hereby continued to and in said Inspectors: Provided, al T i°«- 
That such sale shall take place in the month of April next, 
and that four weeks public notice of the time and place 
thereof shall be given by said Inspectors, by publication in 
the newspaper printed nearest to the premises: And pro- 
vided further, That one fourth of the purchase money shall 
be paid in hand, and the balance in six, twelve, and eigh- 
teen months, the purchaser in all cases, giving bond and 
approved security to said Inspectors for the payment of 
said balance of the purchase money, and the said Inspec- 
tors executing to said purchasers, title-bonds for the lots 
respectively purchased by them, and upon the payment in 
full of the purchase money, executing to them general war- 
ranty deeds. 

Sec. 4. One third part of the proceeds arising from the Proceeds of 
sale of said lots, shall be applied, under the direction of the sale ? I 10 "' a P _ 
board of Trustees of the town of Alton, in grading and im- piopna e 
proving State street, and other streets in said town west 
of the Piasa creek, and building and repairing bridges over 
said creek, where Second street and Fourth street crosses 
the same, and the balance of the proceeds thus arising, 
shall be applied, under the direction of the Inspectors of 
the Penitentiary, to completing the guard-wall around the 
Penitentiary, and if necessary, to building additional work- 
shops. 

Sec. 5. All acts and parts of acts coming within the 
meaning and purview of this act, are hereby repealed. 

This act to be in force and take effect from and after its 
passage. 

Approved, Feb. 9, 1835. 



AN ACT amending "An act Creating the County of Taze- In force Feb. 
well? and the several acts supplemental thereto. 

Whereas, the commissioners appointed by an act, enti- Preamble, 
tied "An act to permanently locate the seat of justice of 



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Tazewell County," passed and approved 16th February, 
1831, have failed to execute the provisions and duties im- 
posed upon them by the said act, and the location of said 
county seat still remains undecided: Therefore — 

Commissioners Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
appointed to lo- -represented in the General Assembly, That for the purpose 
justice of Taze- °f permanently locating and establishing said seat of jus- 
weii county, tice, the following persons are appointed commissioners, 
viz: John Calhoun of the county of Sangamon, Jarvis 
Gaylord of the county of Putnam, George E. Walker of 
Lasalle county, James Evans of Morgan county, Isaac C. 
Pugh of Macon county, who, or a majority of them, being 
Shall be sworn, first duly sworn before some justice of the peace of this 
State, to take into consideration the eligibility of the place 
to be selected, as also the convenience of the people of 
said county with reference to the present and future popu- 
When and lation; shall meet at the house of Alexander McNaughton 
where to meet. m sa jj COU nty, on the first day of April, or on any day be- 
tween the first of April and the first of October (1835) 
next, and proceed to examine and determine on and select 
a place for the permanent seat of justice of said county, 
and designate the same. 
H'locatedon Sec. 2. The said commissioners, or a majority thereof, 
private proper- are hereby authorized to locate the said seat of justice on 
the land of any person or persons who may be owners 
thereof, if the proprietor of such land shall donate and con- 
vey, with covenants of general warranty, to the county com- 
missioners of said county, for the use thereof, a quantity of 
land not less than twenty acres, in a square or oblong 
form, upon which to erect the public buildings; otherwise 
the said commissioners, or a majority thereof, may, in 
their discretion, locate the said seat of justice on any of 
the public lands in said county, as shall be most advanta- 
geous to the present and future interest of said county. 
Shall make re- Sec. 3. As soon as a place shall have been located, the 
port. said commissioners, or the major part thereof, shall make 

a report of their proceedings, under their hands and seals, 
to the first county commissioners' court to be holden in 
and for said county thereafter, in which they shall desig- 
nate, by metes and bounds, the place so located. If the 
If located on location shall be on the land of the United States, the quar- 
ter, quarter section, or half quarter section, or quarter sec- 
tion of land on which the location may be made, shall be 
designated on the said report; and in such an event, it shall 
be the duty of the said county commissioners, as soon 
thereafter as practicable, to purchase the same, either to 
the extent of a quarter section or less, as they may deem 
most advantageous, as county commissioners, for the use 



U. S. land. 



of the said county of Tazewell; all of which proceedings 
the county commissioners' court shall cause, without de- 
lay, to be entered of record on the books of the court. 

Sec. 4. As soon as a site shall have been selected for a Duty of county 
seat of Justice and a report made thereof, and a title ac- commissioners, 
quired, as is by this act provided, it shall be the duty of the 
county commissioners aforesaid, to cause such tract of land, 
or so much thereof as they may deem advisable, to be laid 
off into lots, and sold on such terms and conditions as may 
be considered most advantageous to the interest of said 
county, and the proceeds of such sales shall be applied to 
the erection of a Court House and Jail, and such other 
public works as may be necessary and useful to said coun- 
ty. The said county commissioners are hereby authorized 
to make conveyances to the purchasers thereof, in their 
own names, as commissioners for and on behalf of said 
county. 

Sec. 5. The commissioners appointed to make the loca- Compensation, 
tion aforesaid, shall receive the sum of three dollars per 
day for each day by them necessarily employed in dis- 
charging the duties imposed on them by this act, to be al- 
lowed by the county commissioners' court, and paid out of 
the Treasury of said county. This act shall be construed 
in all courts of justice and elsewhere, favorably for all be- 
neficial purposes therein intended, and all acts and parts of Acts repealed 
acts heretofore passed and in force, repugnant thereto, are 
hereby repealed. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



AN ACT concerning the Sixteenth Section in Equality in force April 
township, Gallatin county. h 1835 * 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Commissioners 
represented in the General Assembly, That Giles Y. Taylor, gjJSjJ*" 
Tiler D. Hewitt and Charles Guard, or a majority of them, ii eu of said six- 
be, and they are hereby authorized to examime books, teenth section, 
maps, &c. of the commissioner of the Ohio Saline, and if 
it appears to said commissioners that the section number- 
ed sixteen, or any portion thereof, in said Reserve, has been 
selected and sold by the State, then said commissioners 
shall be authorized to proceed on the first day of April, or 
as soon thereafter as convenient, to select, in lots, of not 
less than eighty acres, in the name of the inhabitants of the 
proper township, one section of land in lieu of such six- 
teenth section, selected and sold by the State as aforesaid, 



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Compensation, 



and report the numbers of the same to the commissioner 
of the Ohio Saline lands, whose duty it shall be to enter 
the same upon his books, in the name of the inhabitants of 
the proper township, and strike off to the State an equal 
number of acres of lands heretofore selected, which lands 
so selected by the commissioners aforesaid, shall be appli- 
ed, or the proceeds thereof, by the inhabitants of such 
township, to the purposes of education, agreeably to the 
laws of this State. 

Sec. 2. Said commissioners shall be allowed by the in- 
habitants of the township for whose benefit said selection 
may be made, one dollar per day whilst necessarily enga- 
ged in making such selections, to be paid out of the pro- 
ceeds of said lands. 

This act to take effect and be in force from and after the 
first day of April next. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



In force Jan. jtfy ACT declaring Big Muddy a Navigable stream. 
31, 1835. 

B' M ddvde- ^ EC * *• ^ e ^ enac ^ by the people of the State of Illinois, 
dared naviga- represented in the General Assembly, That Big Muddy river 
ble - be, and the same is hereby declared a navigable stream and 

public highway, from the intersection of the East and West 
Forks, in Jefferson county, to its confluence with the Mis- 
sissippi river. 

This act to take effect and be in force from and after its 



passage. 



Approved, Jan. 31, 1835. 



In force Jan. <AN ACT to amend "An act regulating the mode of trying 
30, 1835. the Right of Property. 

Dmyofconsta- Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
hletBc f ixh f a - n represented in the General Assembly, That in all cases when 

execution irom r . „ , , , • .• c j.i_ 

a foreign coun- an execution shall be issued by any justice ol the peace in 
ty. this State, directed to any constable of a different county, 

it shall be the duty of such constable receiving the same, 
to proceed, as in other cases, to make a levy on the per- 
sonal property of the defendant in such execution. 
Further duty of Sec. % Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of 



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any constable having an execution as aforesaid, after ma- constable, 
king a levy on the property of the defendant, and such pro- 
perty being claimed by another person or persons, to noti- 
fy such person or persons that he will attend before some 
justice of the peace of the county, naming him, on some 
day to be designated (by him the said constable,) for the 
purpose of having the rights of said property tried, said 
constable designating the day and hour when such trial of 
the right of property shall take place : Provided, That said 
trial shall not be deferred exceeding ten days from the time 
such lew may have been made. 

Sec. 3. That it shall be the duty of any justice of the Duty of justice 
peace, when notified of any person or persons claiming | v g c e 1 J i ^ eWy 
propertv as aforesaid, to enter such case on his docket, and 
to proceed in all cases, to have the right of such property 
tried as if the execution had been issued by him ; and in 
case the property may appear to belong to the claimant, 
the justice shall enter judgment against the plaintiff' in exe- 
cution for the costs that may have accrued on such case, 
and on failure of the plaintiff to pay the same, the justice 
may issue execution, directed to any constable of the coun- 
ty in which such plaintiff lives, for the amount of such cost 
not paid; but in all cases, when it may appear that the pro- 
perty claimed belongs to the defendant in execution, it shall 
be the duty of the justice of the peace to enter judgment 
against the claimant of the property for the amount ot sucli 
costs as have accrued, and execution may issue therefor as 
in other cases: Provided, That in no case of the trial of Provig. 
the right of property under this act, or the act to which 
this is an amendment, shall the defendant in execution be 
a competent witness, and that all appeals from the judg- 
ments on the trial of the right of property, shall be de- 
manded on the day of such trial, and bond entered into be- 
fore the clerk of the circuit court within five days from 
such trial; and in all cases of the trial of the right ot pro- 
perty before a justice of the peace, either party may take 
the case into the circuit court by writ ot certiorari, as 
provided in the "Act concerning justices of the peace and 
constables," approved, February 3, 1827: Provided, That 
in all cases of said appeals, the praying thereof shall be su- 
persedeas, and stay ail further proceedings until the expira- 
tion of five davs. - , . 

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That m all cases when the *£**»£ 
plaintiff' in the' execution neither resides in the county mt county> 
where judgment was rendered, nor in the county m which 
such trial of the right of property is had, it shall not be 
necessary for the constable to give said plaintiffs notice; 
but the trial shall be conducted in the same manner as i 
actual notice had been given, and in case the property shall 

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be found to be the property of the claimant, the plaintiff in 
the execution shall be bound for all costs that may have ac- 
crued. 

Approved, Jan. 30, 1835. 



In force Jan. 
31, 1835. 

Number in- 
creased to 
twelve. 



One additional 
precinct in 
Madison coun- 
ty. 



AN ACT to increase the number of Election Precincts in 
the counties of Morgan and Madison. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the county com- 
missioners' court of Morgan county, are hereby authorized 
to increase the number of election precincts in said coun- 
ty of Morgan to the number of twelve, one of which shall 
be established at Manchester, one at Naples, one at Meri- 
docia, and one at Bethel in said county. 

Sec:. 2. That there shall be an additional election pre- 
cinct in Madison county, which shall be at the house of 
Isom Vincent in said county. 

Approved, Jan. 31, 1835. 



In force Feb. 
12, 1835. 



AN ACT permanently to locate the Seat of Justice of Ran- 
dolph county. 



Removal of 
said seat to be 
determined by 
election 



Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That there shall be an 
election in the county of Randolph on the first Monday in 
August next, to determine whether or not the seat of jus- 
tice in said county, shall be removed from Kaskaskia to 
Miller's farm, situate on the north half of section thirty, in 
township five south, of range six west. It shall be the du- 
ty of the clerk of the county commissioners' court to open 
a column in the poll books for "Kaskaskia" and "Miller's 
farm." The qualified voters of said county voting for jus- 
tices of the peace, may vote for one of those places, and 
it shall be the duty of the clerks of the election to enter 
said vote as in other cases. 
Majority voting g EC> 2. If a majority of the voters as aforesaid, shall vote 
h i V i?be h rc- for "Miller's farm," the county seat shall be removed to the 
moved. same: Provided, the proprietor or proprietors of the land 

shall give and convey by deed of general warranty, in a 



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square form, or not more than twice as long as wide, thirty 
acres thereof. 

Sec. 3. In case of a majority determining as aforesaid in Duty of county 
favor of a removal of the county seat, it shall be the duty comi ">s si °»<-'rs 
of the county commissioners of said county, to proceed to ^j.** °' re ""'~ 
lay out a town upon the land donated, and cause the lots 
to be sold, the avails of which, or a sufficient amount there- 
of as may be necessary, shall be appropriated to the erec- 
tion of a court house and jail for the use of the county; 
and the town thus laid out, shall be the permanent seat of 
justice for said county, from and after the first day of Sep- 
tember, 1836, at which time the public offices of the coun- 
ty shall be removed to the same: Provided, That if the Proviso, 
proprietor of the aforesaid north half of section thirty, in 
township five south, of range six west, shall neglect or re- 
fuse to make the donation on such part of said tract of land 
as the commissioners may deem most eligible, they may 
lay off said county seat on some adjoining quarter section 
of land, if the proprietor thereof will make a donation as 
aforesaid. 

Sec. 4. The county commissioners aforesaid shall have Authorized to 
power to make deeds for the lots sold, to name the town, make deeds to 
and such other powers as are necessary to carry this act lots ' &c- 
into effect. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



AN ACT in relation to Bank Collectors. In force F«i>. 

7, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Auditor and 
represented in the General Assembly', That the Auditor of JJjJJJ [ a g u e ",. 
public accounts and Treasurer, be, and they are hereby t]e %vith guc h 
authorized and required to settle the accounts of the sev- collectors. 
eral attorneys, justices of the peace, and other collectors 
of money due to the President and Directors of the State 
Bank of Illinois, and to allow such reasonable charges for 
contingent expenses as may appear to them proper, and if 
any balance shall be found due to any such attorney, jus- 
tice of the peace, or other collector, said Auditor and Trea- 
surer shall give a certificate of the same, and upon filing 
such certificate in the Auditor's office, the Auditor shall 
draw his warrant on the Treasurer, in favor of such attor- 
ney, justice of the peace, or other collector, for the amount 
contained in said certificate. If any sum shall appear to 
be due from any of said attorneys, justices of the peace, 
or other collectors, and they shall fail to appear and settle 



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sued 



Proviso. 



Collectors fail- their accounts on or before the first day of April next, and 
ing to pay over p a y over suc ^ am0 unt as s h a il De f oun d due from them, 

then it shall be the duty of said Treasurer to direct the At- 
torney General, or proper State's Attorney, to commence 
suit against all such delinquents without delay: Provided, 
That no money shall be paid out of the State Treasury, un- 
der the provisions of this act, until an appropriation shall 
be made by law. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 7, 1835. 



In force Jan. AN ACT concerning the Revenue of the County of St. Clair 
7, 1835. f or the year 1829. 



Present sheriff 
authorized to 
collect tax for 
1829. 



Liable there- 
for. 



Certificate. 



Sec. 1. Be it enacied^ by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, 'That the present sheriff 
of the county of St. Clair, be, and he is hereby authorized 
to collect so much of the tax of the said county for the 
year 1829, as remains unpaid, in such manner as the for- 
mer sheriff might have collected the same; but such of the 
inhabitants as have paid their taxes for said year to the 
county commissioners or sheriff, are hereby discharged from 
any liability for their taxes for the aforesaid year. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said sheriff shall 
be liable and accountable for any moneys collected under 
this law, in the same manner as for other taxes collected 
by him, and shall pay the same over in like manner as oth- 
er taxes are by law. 

This act to take effect from and after its passage. 

This bill having remained with the Council of Revision 
ten days, Sundays excepted, and the General Assembly be- 
ing in session, it has become a law, this 7th day of Janu- 
ary, 1835. 

A. P. FIELD, 

Sec^y of State. 



AN ACT concerning the town of Vandalia. 



In force Feb. 
6, 1835. 

JheiSn vacT- 1 Sec * *• Be il enacted h y the people of the State of Illinois, 
ted. represented in the General Assembly, That all that part of 



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the south exterior street in the town of Vandalia, lying be- 
tween Third street and the eastern boundary of said town, 
be, and the same is hereby declared vacated, and annexed 
to, and made a part of, the public burial ground of said 
town. 

Sec. 2. That out-lot number three in said town, be, and Om-iot No. 3, 
the same is hereby granted to the president and trustees s ranted f<» a 
of the town of Vandalia, to be used by them as a public burial ground - 
burying ground for said town. 

Sec. 3. That Harvey Lee, Joseph T. Eccles, and James Commissioners 
W. Berry be, and they are hereby appointed commission- appointed tose- 
ers to lay off one half acre of said out-lot number three, |f ct a P /, 1 ' ",, 
to be used exclusively for the burial of members of the burial of mem- 
Senate and House of Representatives, and other officers bersofthe ie- 
of the government, who may decease here in the discharge e islatllie i &c - 
of their public duties, and enclose the same with a strong 
and substantial fence; and it shall be the further duty of 
said commissioners, after having performed the duties here- 
in enjoined, to remove the remains of John B. Emanuel 
Canal, late a member of the House of Representatives of 
this State, within the said enclosure. The auditor of pub- 
lic accounts is hereby authorized and required to issue his 
warrant, on the treasurer, in favor of said commissioners 
for a sum not exceeding fifty dollars, to enable them to car- 
ry the provisions of this act into effect. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



AN ACT supplemental to an act to provide for the Election in force Feb. 
of County Recorders and Surveyors. 13 i 1835 - 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, County record- 
represented in the General Assembly, That the recorders ap- "jjgjfjj 
pointed to office by and under the provisions of an act, en- C0lUinue & of- 
titled "An act relating to the office of recorder," approved fire until their 
January 8th, 1829, shall be and remain in office and per- "SJJJ are 
form and discharge all the duties required of them by law, 
until their successors shall be duly chosen and qualified to 
office by and under the provisions of the act to which this 
is a supplement. 

Sec. 2. That the surveyors appointed to office by and Surveyors. 
under the provisions of "An act regulating the appointment 
and duties of county surveyors," approved, January 14th, 
1829, shall be and remain in office and perform and dis- 
charge all the duties required of them by law, until their 
successors shall be duly chosen and qualified to office by 



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and under the provisions of the act to which this is a sup- 
plement. 
Contested elec- Sec. 3. That in case of a contested election between any 
tions. fw or more persons, who shall have been voted for, for 

the office of county recorder or of county surveyor, a com- 
mission shall not issue to such person until such contest 
shall have been duly decided according to the provisions 
of the law in force relative to elections. 
Offices vacated. g EC . 4. That the act to which this is a supplement, shall 
be construed to vacate the office of all recorders and sur- 
veyors, as well those appointed under the act of the 19th 
February, 1819, as those under the act of January 8th, 
1829, subject, however, to the continuance in office, as is 
provided in and by the first and second sections of this 
act. 
Recorders su- Sec. 5. That the county commissioners of each county 
perseded in of- in this State, shall provide for the payment to each of the 
j? ce ' t0 Jf P aid several recorders who shall be superseded in office under 
the act to which this is a supplement, a reasonable com- 
pensation for books used as record books in his office. 
This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



line 



In force Feb. AN ACT to ascertain the County Line between the Counties 
12, 1835. j ]y[ or g an an d Sangamon. 

Commissioners ^ec. *• ^ e ^ enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
appointed to represented in the General Assembly, Ihat William Wether- 
ascertain said f or d of Morgan county, and Henry Riggin of Sangamon, 
and John K. Felts of Macoupin county, be, and they are 
hereby appointed commissioners to ascertain, designate 
and permanently establish the county line between the 
counties of Morgan and Sangamon. 
When and Sec. 2. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, at 

where to meet. some d av before the first of June next, shall meet at Cooke 
and Eastman's mill, and after having been sworn by some 
justice of the peace of either Morgan or Sangamon coun- 
ty, shall proceed to ascertain, designate and establish the 
county line between said counties, beginning at the south 
east corner of township twelve north, of range eight west, 
of the third principal meridian, and running thence in a 
northerly direction between the waters of Apple creek, 
Mauvais Terre, and Indian creek on the left, and the wa- 
ters of the Sangamon river, on the right, until they strike 
the middle of range eight west; it shall be the duty of said 



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commissioners to plant and fix suitable stones at least 
every mile from the place of beginning to the place of ter- 
mination. 

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of said commissioners to- Shall make re 
make three reports, and maps and copies of the field notes ports. 
of the survey, one ol which they shall send to the Secre- 
cretary of State, to be by him filed and preserved in his 
office, and one shall be sent to the county commissioners' 
court of each of the counties of Morgan and Sangamon, 
and shall be by them recorded at length on the records of 
said courts, and filed and preserved, and the line agreed on 
by the said commissioners, shall forever thereafter be the 
county line between the said counties. 

Sec. 4. Said commissioners may employ a surveyor, and May employ a 
such other hands as may be necessary to carry into effect surveyor, 
the foregoing provisions of this act; and it shall be the du- 
ty of the county commissioners' courts of Morgan and 
Sangamon to allow to said commissioners two dollars for Compensation, 
each day they shall be necessarily employed in performing 
the duties enjoined upon them by this act; also, to said sur- 
veyor three dollars for each day he may be employed, and 
one dollar for each hand necessarily employed. The ex- 
penses to be paid equally by the counties of Morgan and 
Sangamon. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



AN ACT regulating the mode of granting License to Clock ] n f orc8 j an . 

Pedlers. 31, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Prohibited from 
represented ir^ the General Assembly, That no auctioneer, s . clli »g without 
vender, pedler or other person shall hereafter be permitted hceusc - 
to auctioneer, vend, peddle, sell, lease, hire, or traffic at 
public auction, or private sale, any clock, wooden, metal or 
composition, without first having obtained from the clerk 
of the county commissioners' court of the county in which 
he so vends, leases, hires, sells or peddles the same, a li- 
cense for so doing, for which he shall first pay into the 
county treasury of the county the sum of fifty dollars, Amount of li- 
which license, when so granted, shall authorize the person ceuse - 
therein named, to sell, vend, peddle, lease, hire, or traffic 
in the county only where such license may have been ob- 
tained, for the term of three months from the time of grant- 
ing such license. 

Sec. 2, Should any person or persons attempt to sell, Penalty for 



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soiling without hire, lease, traffic or vend any clock, or clocks, to any per- 
iicense. son whatever, without first having obtained a license as 

aforesaid, and without first having exhibted the same to the 
person or persons he -offers or attempts to sell, lease or 
traffic the same to, shall forfeit and pay the sum of fifty 
dollars for each offence, one half to the use of the informer, 
and the other half for the use of the county, which sum 
shall be recoverable before any justice of the peace in said 
county, and the offender liable to indictment as in other 
Proviso. cases of misdemeanors: Provided, That nothing herein 

contained shall be construed to prevent citizens of this 
State from vending, leasing, or hiring any clock in the 
common way of deal, such citizens not being obviously 
pedlers in such traffic. 
Duty of county Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the county commissioners, 
officers in reia- sheriffs, coroners, justices of the peace, constables and 
tion thereto. derkg of the several courts [ n ftfe State, and lawful for 
any other person in case of their neglect, to cause all per- 
sons who shall violate the provisions of this act, to be sued 
for the aforesaid penalties, and the suit or suits caused to 
be prosecuted to effect, and bail may be required in such 
cases without affidavit, if the court or justice in their dis- 
cretion shall deem the same necessary to secure the coun- 
ty in the ultimate payment of any such penalty. So much 
of the act, entitled "An act requiring merchants, auc- 
tioneers, pedlers, and others engaged in the sale of goods, 
wares, and merchandize in this State, to procure a license 
for that purpose, under the penalties therein prescribed," 
approved, February 6th, 1831, as relates to clock pedlers, 
be, and the same is hereby repealed. 

Certificate. This bill having remained with the Council of Revision 

ten days, Sundays excepted, and the General Assembly be- 
ing in session, it has become a law, this 31st day of Janu- 
ary, 1835. „*„„ 
J ' A. P. FIELD, 

Sec, of State. 



In force Feb. AN ACT for tkc relief of John G. McDonald and others. 

Auditor^ Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people oftheStae ofllhrms, 
his warrant in represented in the General Assembly, That the Auditor oi 
favor of J. G. public acC0U nts be, and he is hereby required to issue his 
McDonald lor ^ arrant on the Treasurer for the sum of one hundred and 



£150. 



fifty dollars in favor of John G. McDonald, for one hun- 



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dred and ten days services as surveyor of the Vincennes 
and Chicago road; and to Daniel W. Beckwith the sum of ToD.W.Bcck- 
fifty dollars for making a plat of said road, payable out of withfol S 50 - 
any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



AN ACT for the relief of Willard Tiviss. In force Jan. 

31, 1835. 

Whereas Willard Twiss, clerk of the county commis- Preamble, 
sioners' court of the county of Bond, by issuing a marriage 
license to John Hopton, Jr., by the fraud and misrepresen- 
tation of the said John Hopton, Jr., as is alleged, has be- 
come liable to be sued for the penalty of three hundred 
dollars, given by the fifth section of the act, entitled "An 
act concerning marriages," approved, February 14th, 1827: 
Therefore — 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, ^y Twiss re- 
represented in the General Assembly, That the said Willard leased fiomcer- 
Twiss be, and he is hereby released and entirely discharged tahl P enalt y- 
from the penalty so aforesaid granted by the fifth section 
of the act above recited, to which he may have become 
liable by issuing a marriage license to the said John Hop- 
ton, Jr., as aforesaid: Provided, That if a suit shall have Proviso, 
been commenced to recover said penalty, the said Willard 
Twiss shall pay all costs which may have accrued to the 
time of the passage of this act. 

Approved, Jan. 31, 1835. 



AN ACT for the relief of the securities of Thomas Moore In force Feb. 
" and others. 6 > 1835 - 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Securities of 
represented in the General Assembly, That William A. Mk-™JfJ^ 
shall, Abraham Marshall, and Charles W. Bacon, are here- cer tain recog- 
by discharged and released from their recognizances, by nizances. 
them entered into, as the securities of Thomas Moore in 
the two cases of the people of the State of Illinois against 
said Moore, now pending in the circuit court of Hancock 
countv, and they are hereby authorized to plead this act 

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Securities of 
Wm. Blocker 
released from 
certain recog- 
nizances. 






in bar to any proceeding on the said recognizances, or 
either of them. 

Sec. 2. That the estate of William Gaston and Squire 
Craine, Robert Henderson and Conrad Will, are hereby 
discharged and released from the recognizances by them 
entered into as the securities of Timothy Blocker, in a case 
of the people of the State of Illinois against said Blocker, 
now pending in the circuit court of Jackson county, by 
their paying all costs accrued thereon. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 7, 1835. 



In force Feb. 
12, 1835. 

Certain law re- 
pealed. 



AN ACT for the relief of a person therein named. 

Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That an act, entitled 
"An act to authorize George H. Beeler to keep a ferry on 
the Kaskaskia river," approved, January 28th, 1833, be, 
and the same is hereby repealed. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



In force Feb. 
13, 1835: 



Proof of twelve 
months resi- 
dence in the 
county necessa- 
ry to obtain re- 
lief. 



When non-re- 
sidents, how 
dealt with. 



AN ACT to amend the act, entitled "An act for the relief 
of the poor" approved, March 1, 1833. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That when application 
is made by any pauper, or paupers, to the county commis- 
sioners' court of any county in this State, for relief, it shall 
be necessary for said county commissioners' court to re- 
quire of said pauper or paupers, satisfactory evidence that 
he, she or they, have been residents of said county for 
twelve months immediately preceding the day upon which 
such application is made. 

Sec. 2. That when on application made by any pauper 
or paupers, to the county commissioners' court as afore- 
said, it shall appear to the satisfaction of said court, that 
the person or persons so applying for relief, have resided 
in said county agreeably to the provisions of the first sec- 
tion of this act, he, she or they, shall be entitled to all the 
relief provided by the act to which this is an amendment: 
but if on the contrary, it shall appear to the satisfaction of 



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said county commissioners' court, that said pauper or pau- 
pers, shall not have been residents of said county agreeably 
to the provisions of the first section of this act, they shall 
proceed to remove from their county, at the expense of said 
county, said pauper or paupers to the county or State 
where said pauper or paupers may have had his, her or 
their last place of residence, or may, if they think best, is- 
sue a notice directed to some constable of the county, 
which notice said constable shall serve forthwith on said 
pauper or paupers, requiring him, her or them, to depart 
said county forthwith; and after so serving said notice, by 
reading the same to said pauper or paupers, said constable 
shall, within five days thereafter, return the same to the 
clerk of the county commissioners' court issuing the same, 
noting the time and manner of serving the same thereon. 

Sec. 3. After service of such notice as aforesaid, no pau- 
per or paupers shall be entitled to relief from such county, 
any law or custom to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Sec. 4. The county commissioners' court of any county County com- 
in this State, may, if they see proper, cause to be built or missioners au 
procured, in their respective counties, convenient work- er " J t " rk 
houses for the accommodation and employment of such houses, 
paupers as may from time to time become a county charge; 
said work-houses and paupers to be under such rules and 
regulations as said county commissioners' court may deem 
proper and just; and that'if any person shall bring and 
leave any pauper or paupers in any county in this State, 
wherein such pauper is not lawfully settled, knowing him 
or them to be paupers, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of 
one hundred dollars for every such offence, to be sued for 
and recovered by, and to the use of such county, by action 
of debt, before' any justice of the peace in the proper 
countv. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



AN ACT for the benefit of Bank Debtors. In force F.b. 

J ' 14, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, intererest and 
represented in the General Assembly, That every person in-g^Jj^?- 
debted to the State Bank, (cashiers, purchasers of Bank 
property and collectors, excepted,) shall be allowed to pay 
such debt or debts in three annual instalments, and that all 
interest now due, and twenty-five per cent, of the princi- 
pal, shall be remitted. 

Sec. 2. That all persons desirous of taking the benefit Ol Persona ntsi- 



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rous of taking this act, shall apply to the Treasurer of the State, or any 
acuhow topic- °^ [ieT collector or agent of the said State Bank, and can- 
ceed. eel all obligations of indebtedness subsisting between such 

persons and the Bank, by giving their promissory notes, 
under seal, with approved security, payable as provided in 
the first section of this act, to the Governor of the State 
for the use of the people of the State; and all promissory 
notes or other obligations thus executed, shall be in con- 
sideration of the forbearance and indulgence herein exten- 
ded, and no plea to the consideration or the constitution- 
ality of the Bank, shall be considered valid in law or re- 
ceived in any court, before which actions may be brought 
for the recovery of the debts or obligations hereby created. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



In force 
7, 1835. 



Feb. AN ACT for the relief of Thomas Redmond. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That Thomas Redmond 
shall be relieved from any further payment for certain Van- 
dalia out-lots, upon his paying fifty dollars: Provided, the 
same is paid within eighteen months after the passage of 
this act. 

Approved, Feb. 7, 1835. 



In force Feb. 
13, 1835. 

Preamble. 



J. Robb releas- 
ed from pay- 
ment of a cer- 
tain fine. 



AN ACT for the relief of John Robb. 

Whereas John Robb was lately tried and found guilty of 
manslaughter, in the Fayette county circuit court, at a spe- 
cial term thereof, and sentenced to the penitentiary for the 
term of three months; and whereas the Governor of the 
State has pardoned the said Robb, whereby he has been 
released from punishment by confinement in the peniten- 
tiary; and whereas said Robb is still in prison for the non- 
payment of the fine imposed on him by the Judge of the 
aforesaid circuit court: Therefore — 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the fine of fifty 
dollars, imposed on John Robb at the late special term of 
the Fayette county circuit court by the Judge thereof, be, 



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and the same is hereby remitted and released to him for- 
ever. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



AN ACT for the benefit of William Allen. In force Jan 

31, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Certain con- 
/epresented in the General Assembly, That the contract en- tl-act confirm, 
tered into between William Allen and Malina Rogers, (now e( 
Malina Allen,) both from Hamilton county, on the first day 
November, 1832, be, and the same is hereby confirmed and 
declared of full force, any law to the contrary notwith- 
standing; and the record of the said contract, and of the 
acknowledgment of the said parties thereto, in the record- 
er's office of the said county of Hamilton, shall be deemed 
and taken as competent evidence of the execution of said 
contract. 

This bill having remained with the Council of Revision Certificate. 
ten days, Sundays excepted, and the General Assembly be- 
ing in session, it has become a law, this 31st day of Janu- 
ary, 1835. 

A. P. FIELD, 

Sec. of State. 



AN ACT for the benefit of John Groves. In force Jan. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Comroisaionera 
represented in the General Assembly, That the commission- gjfj^ to" 
ers heretofore appointed by law to superintend the con- settle with. 
struction of the necessary improvements to the navigation 
of the Little Wabash river, or a majority of said commission- 
ers, are hereby authorized and required to adjust the ac- 
counts of John Groves, on a contract for the erection of a 
lock at Robinson's mill-dam on the said river, and to execute 
to said Groves, upon ascertaining what balance, it any, is due Any balance 
to him on his said contract, a certificate setting out that such *£*£"* 
balance does so remain due ; and upon production of said cer- 
tificate to the commissioner for the sale of Saline lands at 
Equality, the said Groves shall be entitled to purchase lane 
from the said commissioner, to the amount of the sum stated 



to be due by the certificate aforesaid, at the rate per acre pro- 
vided by law, or he may purchase a less quantity if he pre- 
fer, and the said commissioner shall endorse on the said cer- 
tificate the number of acres so purchased by the said Groves, 
and file the same in his office, and the said commissioner 
shall issue and grant to the said Groves, certificates of pur- 
chase, in the usual form, and make a special entry on his 
books, explaining the transaction, and the certificate of the 
commissioners first named, to the said Groves, shall be ta- 
ken as payment for such lands as may be so purchased by 
him according to the amount purchased: Provided, That 
the said selections to be made by the said John Groves, 
shall be of the first thirty thousand acres ordered to be 
sold, and should any of the lands in said reservation be 
hereafter relinquished, and others selected in lieu thereof, 
the said Groves shall not interfere with any pre-emption 
right heretofore granted thereon. 

Approved, Jan. 20, 1835. 



In force Jan. AN ACT for the benefit of the Clerk of the Circuit and 
27 > 1835 - County Commissioner' s Court of La Salle County. 

Authorized to g EC# j. g e fa enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
at his place of represented in the General Assembly, That the Clerk of the 
residence. circuit and county commissioners' court of La Salle coun- 
ty, be, and he is hereby authorized and permitted to keep 
his office as clerk of said courts at his present residence, 
where said office is now kept, any law to the contrary not- 
Proviso. withstanding: Provided, this act shall not be so constru- 

ed as to authorize the said clerk to make any charge against 
said county for office rent. 

This act to take effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Approved, Jan. 27, 1835. 



In force Jan. AN ACT for the benefit of Daniel Curtin. 

7, 1835. 

Right of the Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 

State to the es- represented in the General Assembly, That all the right, title 
tate of E. But- an( j interest which the State now has or hereafter may ac- 
upon. 0n mn quire by escheat, in the real estate of Edward Butler, late 



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of Equality, deceased, be, and the same is hereby released 
to, and confirmed upon Daniel Curtin of Gallatin county. 

Sec. 2. The said Daniel Curtin shall be entitled to pro- How to pro- 
ceed, in his own name, in the same manner as the State's ceed * 
Attorney, on behalf of the State, is authorized to proceed, 
under "An act regulating escheats," approved, March 1st, 
1833; and the same process shall be awarded to the said 
Curtin, and judgment had in his name and for his benefit, 
as the State would be entitled to under the said act; the 
court proceeding in all respects by the same rules as are 
prescribed in said act, for the regulation of information on 
behalf of the State. 

Sec. 3. It is hereby intended that the rights of the un- Unknown 
known heirs of the said Edward Butler, deceased, if any heils - 
there be, shall stand and be in all respects under the pro- 
visions of the escheat laws of this State now in force. 

Approved, Jan. 7, 1835. 



*#iV ACT for the relief of a person therein named* In force Feb. 

13, 1835. 

Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, County com- 
represented in the General Assembly, That the county com- nussioneraof 
missioners of Morgan be, and they are hereby authorized ^S ™ JJJ 
and required to take into consideration a certain claim set sider the claims 
up by William Spencer, a citizen of said county, praying of Wm - s P en ~ 
u remuneration for damages he sustained by the sale of sec- cer ' 
tion numbered sixteen, in township thirteen north, of range 
nine west. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That if it shall appear to If found just, 
the satisfaction of the court that the claim is just, they how i ,aid - 
shall authorize the Trustees of the township aforesaid, to 
pay said Spencer any sum not exceeding seventy-five dol- 
lars, as they may think just, out of the money which accru- 
ed from the sale of said section, and it shall be the duty of 
the School Commissioner to pay the Trustees the money 
to be appropriated as they may deem just. 

This act to take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



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In force Jan. £]$ ACT for the benefit of the Town of Quincy in Adams 
31 ' 1835, County. 

Trustees au- g EC> j. Be { t enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
erect Z wharves represented in the General Assembly, That the Trustees of 
and ferries. the town of Quincy, in the County of Adams, shall have 
power to erect, build and establish wharves on the bank of 
the Mississippi river, in front of said town, and to rent or 
And to regulate ^j ierw j ge re n- u late or keep the same as they shall see pro- 
per, and to establish the rates ol tolls on the same. The 
said Trustees shall also have power to establish a ferry or 
ferries from the landing in front of said town, across the 
Mississippi river, and to rent, regulate or keep the said fer- 
ry or ferries, and the profits of said ferry or ferries and 
wharves, are hereby vested in said Trustees, to be used as 
other funds belonging to the corporation of said town, and 
the said Trustees shall also have power to fix the rates of 
ferriage at any ferry established by them as aforesaid; and 
any such ferry, when established, shall, in all other respects, 
be regulated by the laws, now or hereafter to be in force, 
relating to ferries in this State. 

Approved, Jan. 31, 1835. 



In force Dec. AJS ACT for the relief of Douglass Merrill and William 
24 ' 1834 - Gassaway. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the sum of seven- 
ty-five dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to 
Douglass Merrill; and William Gassaway twenty-five dol- 
lars, to be paid on the warrant of the Auditor, out of any 
moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in full 
compensation for the apprehension, by said Merrill, of Hen- 
ry C. Shouse, since convicted of murder in the Pope coun- 
ty circuit court. 

Approved, Dec. 24, 1835. 



In force Jan. AN ACT for the benefit of the Sheriffs therein named. 
31, 1835. 

Said sheriffs ai- Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the Stale of Illinois* 
lowed until the represcnte( j j n t } le General Assembly. That the Sheriffs of the 

(list day ol J unc * . •'? „ i 1 • r^ 1 

next to settle counties ol Sangamon, Morgan, Washington, r ranklm, Gal- 



latin , Perry, St. Clair, Pope and Fayette, be, and are here- with count, 
by allowed until the hrst Monday in June next to settle co »""^«>' 
with the county commissioners' courts of their respective C ° m ' 
counties, for the tax collected for and during the year one 
thousand eight hundred and thirty-five: Provided, said P • 
Sheriffs shall pay over to the Treasurer of their respective ^ 
counties, on the first Monday of March next, all the mo- 
ney that may at that time have been collected for the taxes 
aforesaid. 

Approved, Jan. 31, 1835. 



AN ACT for the benefit of the Infant Heirs of Willis Sny- j„ force Dec. 
der, deceased. 17, 1834. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Guardian of 
represented in the General Assembly, That Samuel Snyder, Slli(l heils w- 
guardian for Philip Snyder and Willis Snyder, infant heirs thori ? ed t0 ? est 
of Willis Snyder, deceased, be, and he is hereby authorized rfSSJh" 
to vest such portions of the moneys of said infant heirs as veal estate - 
are in his hands, over and above what shall be sufficient to 
raise and educate them, in real estate, the same to be pur- 
chased in such a manner as the said guardian may deem 
most conducive to the interest of the said infant heirs, and 
the deeds for the same to be taken in the names of the said 
infant heirs. 

Approved, Dec. 17, 1834. 



AN ACT for the benefit of Robert Ritchey. \» force Feb. 

6, 183.5. 
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Certain ferry 
represented in the General Assembly, That the ferry hereto- privileges con- 
fore established by the county commissioners 1 court of Gal- «. rre ^ on saif| 
latin county, at their September term, 1834, over the Ohio 
river, on section sixteen, township twelve south, range ten 
east, where the road leading from St. Louis to the southern 
part of Kentucky by Ford's ferry, on the Kentucky side 
of said river, crosses the same, be, and the same is hereby 
confirmed and fully established to and for Robert Ritchey 
and his assigns or heirs, with all the rights and privileges 
belonging to the same, and which may be necessary to the 
keeping up and enjovment thereof. 

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Sec. 2. That, that part of the road above mentioned, 

leading from Equality to Ford's ferry on the Ohio river, as 

it now runs, and. on which the said ferry is established, be, 

and the same is hereby declared to be a state road. 

County com- Sec. 3. That whereas the aforesaid road meets the Ohio 

missioners of r i V eT at a point included by fractional section numbered six- 

Gaiiatinto te j n towns hip twelve south, range ten east, in Gallatin 

J6Q.S6 tO StllCl i^-i ■■ c ' l j. 

Ritcheycertain county, therefore, the county commissioners oi said county 

lands. f Gallatin, be, and they are hereby authorized and required 

to execute and deliver to said Ritchey, a lease for any quan- 
tity of the land of the said section numbered sixteen, for 

Proviso. any term not exceeding fifteen years: Provided, the quan- 

tity of said land shall not exceed eighty acres. The said 
lease shall be made upon such terms and upon such condi- 
tions as the said county commissioners shall deem condu- 
cive to the interest of the inhabitants of the said township: 

Further pro- Provided, the consent of three-fourths of the legal voters 
of the township shall be obtained to the making such lease. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



ViSO 



In force Jan. AN ACT for the benefit of the Infant Heir of James Ma- 
26, 1835. S07lt) deceased. 

Guardian au- Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
thorized to sell represented in the General Assembly^ That Sarah Mason, 
certain real es- guardian of Martha Maria Mason, infant and only heir of 
James Mason, deceased, on filing with the Judge of Pro- 
bate of the county of Madison, a bond with good and suf- 
ficient securities to be approved of by said Judge, in such 
sum as may be deemed sufficient by said Judge, condition- 
ed for the true and faithful discharge of the duties enjoined 
by this act, and that, as the guardian of said infant heir, 
she will well and truly pay over to said heir all the moneys 
arising from the sale of lands herein authorized; shall be 
and is hereby empowered to sell and convey by sufficient 
deed or deeds, all the lots and lands adjoining to the town 
of Grafton, of which the said James Mason died seized, 
either at private sale, under the direction and sanction of 
the said Judge, or at public sale, on giving due notice ac- 
cording to law, and upon such terms as to credit or not to 
credit, as the said guardian, by the direction or sanction of 
the said Judge, may deem proper and most beneficial to 
her said ward. 
Proceeds how Sec. 2. The moneys arising from the said sales, shall be 
applied. chargeable in account with her ward to the said guardian, 



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and shall be laid out by her to the best advantage of her 
said ward: Provided, That if in the course of administra- Proviso, 
tion, it shall appear that the personal estate of the said Ma- 
son should not be sufficient to pay the debts, the said mo- 
ney so arising from such sale, shall be subject, by order 
of the said Judge of Probate, to payment of such deficiency. 

Sec. 3. That said Sarah Mason, being also administratrix Conveyances 
of said James Mason, deceased, is hereby authorized and SrtJJJJ*^, 
empowered, as such administratrix, to make and execute m. 
deeds for lots and lands in the town aforesaid, or elsewhere 
in this State, to the purchasers thereof, or their assigns, 
whenever complete payment shall be made therefor, as the 
said James Mason, if alive, would be required to make the 
same, which deeds so executed, shall be good and sufficient 
in law, to pass the estate, right and title of the said heir of 
said Mason, deceased, to all intents and purposes as if exe- 
cuted by her when of full age. 

Approved. Jan. 26, 1835. 



AN ACT for the benefit of the Counties therein named. Inform Feb. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, The rum ap- 
represented in the General Assembly, That the sum of two j: h r °^ a pr e ovc ° 
thousand dollars, appropriated to improve the navigation m ent of the 
of the Kaskaskia river, by an act providing for the sale of J^ iariT< 
the Vermilion Saline Reserve and appropriating the avails 
thereof, approved, January 19th, 1829, be, and the same is 
divided and appropriated as follows: 

To the county of Randolph, the sum of three hundred Randolph. 
dollars, to be expended in the erection of a bridge over 
Mary's river, where the State road from Brownsville to 
Kaskaskia crosses the same. 

To the county of Perrv, one hundred dollars, to be ap- Perry . 
plied in building bridges, as the county commissioners 
court may direct. . 

To the county of Monroe, the sum ot two hundred and Monroe. 

fif To °thTcounty of Washington, two hundred and fifty Washington. 

dollars. , ,, _ . 

To the county of St. Clair, three hundred dollars. St. ( tar. 

To the county of Clinton, four hundred dollars. Chnton. 

To the county of Fayette, three hundred dollars. Fayette. 

To the county of Marion, one hundred dollars, to be ap- Mar**., 
plied to internal improvements. 

To the county of Bond, one hundred dollars. 



Auditor to 
draw his war- 
rant on the 
Treasury for 
the several 
sums hereby 
appropriated, 
in favor of the 
several coun- 
ties. 



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Sec. 2. Whenever the money arising from the sales of 
the Vermilion Saline lands shall be received into the Trea- 
sury, as provided for by law, at the present session, it shall 
be the duty of the Auditor of public accounts, on the ap- 
plication of the county commissioners of the several coun- 
ties aforesaid, or their authorized agent, to issue his war- 
rant on the Treasurer for the several sums respectively 
hereby appropriated to the counties aforesaid, and which 
said money, when so received, shall be deposited in the 
several County Treasuries, for the use of the people of said 
counties: Provided, That said Auditor shall not issue said 
warrants for an amount exceeding that which would be 
payable for the improvement of the Kaskaskia river, un- 
der the laws now in force for the distribution of the pro- 
ceeds of the Saline lands. So much of the act to which 
this is an amendment, as comes within the purview of this 
act, is hereby repealed. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



In force Jan. 
20, 1835. 



AN ACT for the relief of the Sheriff of Jackson County. 

Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, 'That the Governor is 
hereby authorized to issue a commission to William Wor- 
then, who was elected Sheriff of the county of Jackson at 
the general election held in August last, upon his produ- 
cing and filing satisfactory evidence that he was not in ar- 
rears to the State, or County, for taxes or other public mo- 
ney at the time of his election. 

This act to take effect from its passare. 

Approved, Jan. 20, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT for the relief of Warren County. 

7, 183j. 

Appropriation Sec, 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
made thereto, represented in the General Assembly, ' That the Auditor of 
public accounts be, and he is hereby authorized and requi- 
red to draw his warrant on the Treasury in favor of the 
county commissioners of Warren county, for the use of 
said county,^ for the sum of one hundred and eighty-nine 
dollars and forty cents, as an indemnity for expenses incur- 



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red in the capture and imprisonment of four Indian prison- 
ers of the Sac and Fox nations, who were arrested and 
surrendered to the custody of the Sheriff of said county, 
on the demand of the President of the United States, at 
the request of the Legislature, for the supposed murder of 
William Martin on Henderson river, during the late Indian 
disturbances on our north western frontier, to be paid out 
of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
This act to take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 7, 1835. 



AN ACT, to repeal "An act for the relief of the Securities in force Jan. 
of Henry Boyer," late Sheriff of Gallatin county, appro- 7, 1835. 
red, February 26, 1833. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Arts repealed. 
represented in the General Assembly. That so much of the 
act, entitled "An act for the relief of the securities of Hen- 
ry Boyer," late Sheriff of Gallatin county, approved, Fe- 
bruary 26, 1833, as authorizes and empowers Michael 
Sprinkle, William McCoy, and Michael Jones, or any one 
of them, to collect any and all taxes that may be due on 
the books of said collectors, for the years 1824 and 1825, 
by distress and sale of personal or real estate, in the same 
manner that Sheriffs may now lawfully collect taxes, and 
enforce the payment thereof, be, and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

This act to take effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Approved, Jan. 7, 1835. 



AN ACT, entitled "Jin act for the relief of Lewis J. Clawson. In force Jan. 

J J J 24, 1835. 

Whereas, it appears by the Report of the Inspectors of Preamble, 
the Penitentiary, that after expending all the money appro- 
priated for Penitentiary purposes, a balance of two hun- 
dred and twenty-three dollars remains due and unpaid to 
Lewis J. Clawson for work done by said Clawson upon the 
Penitentiary wall, under a contract made by said Inspec- 
tors with said Clawson; and whereas it appears by the Re- 
port of the Auditor of public accounts, that the whole 



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amount of money arising from the proceeds of the sales 
of Saline lands and paid into the State Treasury for Peni- 
tentiary purposes, has been drawn by the Inspectors of the 
Penitentiary : Therefore — 

Auditor to issue Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
warrant m fa- represented in the General Assembly, That the Auditor of 
ciawsoufoi- public accounts be, and he is hereby authorized and requi- 
$223. red to draw his warrant on the Treasurer in favor of Lewis 

J. Clawson for the sum of two hundred and twenty-three 
dollars, which the said Treasurer shall pay out of any mo- 
ney in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
Said sum to be Sec. 2. The aforesaid sum of two hundred and twenty- 
appropriated three dollars, shall be appropriated, by the State Treasurer, 
tentiary fund"" *° State purposes, out of the next money arising from the 
to State pur- sale of Saline lands, and paid into the Treasury for Peni- 
poses. tentiary purposes. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 24, 1 835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT for the relief of the Sheriff of Union County. 
7, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That Champion Ander- 
son, Sheriff of Union county, be, and he is hereby allowed, 
out of the State Treasury, the sum of twenty-eight dollars 
and seventeen cents, in full for his services as Sheriff of 
Union county, in selling Bank property. 

Approved, Feb. 7, 1835. 



In force Jan. JlN ACT for the relief of Cook County. 

31, 1835. 

Commissioner Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 

of school lands represented in the General Assembly, That the Commissioner 

a°uthodze C d U to ty ° f the Sch ° o1 Lands for Cook county, Illinois, be, and he 
loan money to is hereby authorized to loan to the county of Cook a sum 
county commis- f money not exceeding twelve thousand dollars, out of the 
sioners. f un ds of township thirty-nine north, range fourteen east, 

of the third principal meridian in said county, at a rate of in- 
Rate of interest terest not less than ten per centum per annum, payable 

semi-annually. 



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Sec. 2. The money so borrowed by the said county, shall How expend- 
be expended under the direction of the county commisson- ed< 
ers of said county, in erecting a Court House in the town 
of Chicago, in said county; and the said Court House, when 
so erected, and the ground upon which the same is situate, 
and the revenues of the said county are hereby pledged to 
the school fund of said township for the re-payment of the 
money so borrowed: Provided, however, That it shall be Proviso, 
discretionary with the said county commissioners to bor- 
row the said sum of money or not, as they may see proper. 

Sec. 3. The said sum of money so authorized to be loan- To be a loan 
ed to the said county of Cook, shall be considered a loan to fol * ten >' cars - 
the said county for the term of ten years, but reimbursable 
at the pleasure of the county commissioners of said county. 

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the county commissioners Interest how 
of said county of Cook, in the event the said loan shall be Po- 
made, to provide sufficient revenues, by a tax or other- 
wise, to pay the interest on the same as it shall become 
due and payable: Provided, however, That the corporate Proviso, 
authorities of the town of Chicago shall, and they are here- 
by required to pay, one-fourth of the interest of said loan, 
as the same shall become due and payable, out of the Trea- 
sury of said corporation. 

Sec. 5. The commissioner of school lands for the said May loan mo- 
county of Cook, is hereby authorized to loan the school ne >' m inoit g ;i 
funds of said county, by taking a mortgage upon unincum- personlu^ecu- 
bered real estate, in double the value of the sum so loaned; rity. 
and also good and sufficient individual security: Provided, Proviso. 
That all sums of one hundred dollars and under, may be 
loaned upon good personal security. 

Approved, Jan. 31, 1831. 



AN ACT for the relief of the People of White County. In force Jan. 
J J J 24,1825. 

Sec. 1 . Beit enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, County com- 
represented in the General Assembly, That the county com- rnissioners au- 
missioners' court of White county, be, and is hereby au- loca ^ e ce ^" 
thorized and empowered to cause to be reviewed and re- State road, 
located any State road in said county, in the same manner 
and under the same restrictions as other roads in said coun- 
ty may be reviewed and re-located: Provided, no State 
road shall be altered or changed at the point where the 
same may cross the county line. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 24, 1835. 



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In tee Jan. jjy ACT to authorize Wilman and Weed to establish a Fer- 
ry on the Little Wabash River. 

Wilman and Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
Weed author- represented in the General Assembly, That Charles J. Wil- 
fe^onSfe i™ 11 and Char les J. Weed be, and they are hereby author- 
Wabash. ized to establish and keep a ferry on the Little Wabash 
river, at their mill near Carmi, to be subject to the same 
rules and regulations as now or hereafter may be provided 
by law, the rates of ferriage to be prescribed by the coun- 
ty commissioners' court of White county. 

This act to be in full force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 7, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to change the. name of Clai/born Elder. 

10, 1835. . J 

. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the name of Clay- 
born Elder, the adopted son of Alfred Bell, be and the same 
is hereby changed to the name of Clayborn Elder Bell, and 
by this name he shall hereafter be called and known, and 
all gifts, grants, rights and hereditaments due, or coming to 
the said Clayborn Elder, shall, in nowise, be effected by 
the change hereby made in the name of said Clayborn El- 
der. And in the name of Clayborn Elder Bell he may sue 
and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and it shall be valid 
in law. 

This act to take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 10, 1835. 



In force Jan. AN ACT, further to amend "An act to authorize James 
29, 1835. jy te gj fo j mi j d Q rp Q fa j^ r y ge across t fr e Embarrass Rive 



'er. 



Allowed two Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 

pkte S said 0m " re P resente( Z in the General Assembly;, That James Nabb have 

bridge. two years from the passage of this act, to complete his 

bridge so as to entitle him to the rights and privileges 

granted by the act to which this is a further amendment. 

Authorized to Sec. 2. The said James Nabb shall be, and he is hereby 

sSroacf °' authorized t0 change a part of the State road leading from 

Vktcermes to St. Lotlis, so as to make said road pass over 



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said bridge: Provided, the said James Nabb shall not be Pro*, 
allowed to obstruct the ford below said bridge in any man- 
ner by changing said road. 3 

Approved, Jan. 29, 1835. 



AJS L A PT ? ™ thor j™ -Alexander Kirkpatrick and William In force J M . 
Uxck to build a Toll Bridge across the Saline Creek at 14 ' 1835 - 
Jbquality. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Kirkpatrick & 
represented in the General Assembly, That there be, and here- Hick author " 
by is granted to Alexander Kirkpatrick and William Hick MiW ttIld a 
on the terms and conditions hereinafter mentioned, the pri-Sro«Sne 
vilegc oi building and keeping a toll bridge at or near the creek - 
place where the present bridge crosses the Saline creek at 
Equality is erected. 

Sec. 2. The said bridge shall be a good and substantial When t0 b8 
wooden bridge, oi sufficient strength to support, loaded built 
wagons and their teams, or droves of cattle; which said 
bridge shall be built and fit for use on or before the expira- 
tion ot the charter of the present bridge; which said char- 
ter was, by the General Assembly of this State, granted to 
James A. Richardson, December 23d, 1824, and now held 
by the said Alexander Kirkpatrick and William Hick, and 
they shall be entitled to receive the same rates of toll as Rat f 
are now allowed by the charter aforesaid; and the said 8 ° 
Kirkpatrick and Hick, their heirs or assigns, in the occu- 
pation of said bridge, shall keep the same in good repair, 
so as to afford, upon payment of toll as aforesaid, at all 
times, a safe and speedy passage to passengers and their 
property. And if, at any time, said bridge shall unavoida- When left on* 
My get out of repair, the said Kirkpatrick and Hick, or of repair, 
person or persons, holding under them, shall keep a good 
and sufficient ferry-boat or boats, at or near the bridge, for 
the transportation of passengers and their property, which 
boat or boats shall be manned by competent hands, having 
the banks on each shore, dug down, or otherwise rendered 
safe and convenient for access of wagons and other vehi- 
cles, to the ferry-boat; and shall, as long as the bridge may 
be out of order, give safe, convenient and speedy passage 
to all passengers and their property, upon tender of the 
payment of toll, at the same rates as is allowed by the 
'Charter aforementioned for crossing the bridge. And if 
the said Kirkpatrick and Hick shall, at any time, suffer the 
said bridge to be out of repair, so as to be unsafe to pas- 

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sengers, for the space of three months, the said bridge and 
the privileges hereby granted, shall be forfeited to the coun- 
Provho. ty of Gallatin: Provided, That if all reasonable exertions 

be made and prosecuted by them or their assigns, occupiers 
of said bridge, to effect its complete repair; and by high wa- 
ter or other uncontrolable cause, it be apparent, that such 
repair could not reasonably be made, then, and m that case, 
there shall be no such forfeiture; but the said bridge shall 
as soon after as practicable, be put in good repair. 
Persons when Sec. 3. All grand and petit jurors going to and return- 
fxempted from mg from court, and militia men going to and returning from 
paying toll. muste rs, and all persons going to and returning from State 
or County elections, shall be allowed to pass over said 
bridge or ferry free of toll. 
Pviviweshere- Sec. 4. The privileges granted by this act, may be trans- 
bygSmuy ferred by the said Kirkpatrick and Hick to any other per- 
be transferred. son or persons, subject to the restrictions by this act pro- 
vided; and at the end of ten years from and after the com- 
mencement of the present charter, the bridge hereby au- 
thorized in good order, safe and sound, shall mure to, and 
County of Gal- become t h e property of Gallatin county, upon payment by 
la h tiam ^r i " the said county to the proprietor or proprietors of the same, 
bridge. the fair value thereof, to be ascertained by two citizens ol 

said county, one to be chosen by the county commission- 
ers' court of said county, and the other by the proprietor 
of said bridge; and should the persons thus chosen, disa- 
gree in their valuation, they shall choose a third person to 
decide, whose decision shall be final; and upon payment 
being made by the county commissioners' court as afore- 
aforesaid, the said bridge shall be surrendered to the said 
court or their authorized agent to receive the same. 
Authorized to Sec. 5. The said Kirkpatrick and Hick shall be allowed 
enter certain to enter and purchase at the office of the commissioner for 
lands. the sale f Saline lands in Gallatin county, forty acres of 

land, on the south side of Saline creek, at the minimum 
price of said Saline lands; to be laid off so as to have their 
bridge in, or as near as practicable to the centre of the 
north line on the creek; having the creek with its general 
course for the length of one line of forty acres for the 
base, and lines to run therefrom at right angles, so as to 
include the said quantity of forty acres as aforesaid. And 
the said commissioner is hereby authorized and required to 
"rant to the said Kirkpatrick and Hick the usual certificate 
upon the making such purchase; and the said commissioner 
shall then strike off, and enter as purchased, forty acres ot 
land, now selected, of such part of the selection as lie may 
deem the most unlikely to sell: Provided, audit is one of 
Provisa the conditions of said grant, That public roads and pipe 

lines now crossing the tract, which may compose the said 



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forty acres, shall forever remain public highways and pri- 
vileges, until changed agreeably to law. 

Approved, Jan. 14, 1835. 



AN ACT to authorize Ransom Higgins to build a Toll i„ f orce Feb. 
Bridge across Bon Pas creek in Edwards County. 9, 1835. 

Sec 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Ransom Hig- 
represented in the General Assembly. That Ransom Hieeins S1 ? ?" th ^™ ed 

• u U +U • J * U -U , i i •! r, & ^t to build a toll 

is hereby autnonzed to build a toll bridge across Bon Pas bridge. 
creek, at or near his mills in Edwards county. 

Sec. 2. The rate of toll for crossing said bridge shall be Rates of toll, 
as follows, namely: For every four wheeled carriage, with 
four or more oxen, horses or mules, thirty-seven and a half 
cents; for every four wheeled carriage, with two and not 
more than four oxen, horses or mules, twenty-five cents; 
for every wagon, dearborn or gig, with one horse, twelve 
and a half cents; for a man and horse, six and a fourth 
cents; for each horse, mule or ass, or head of horned cat- 
tle, two cents; for each hog, sheep or goat, one cent: Pro- 
vided, That no charge shall be made for any person or per- 
sons with their horses, carriages, oxen or mules, going to 
or returning from said Higgins' mill for the purpose of 
grinding their grain. 

Sec. 3. Whenever the county commissioners' court of County com- 
Edwards county shall deem it expedient to purchase said EdwardTcoun- 
bridge, and make it a free one, they shall have the right to ty may pur- 
do so, upon paying the said. Higgins the original cost of chase the same, 
said bridge, with ten per cent, thereon. The said Higgins, 
after having completed the said bridge, shall make out and 
file with the clerk of the county commissioners' court of 
said county, an accurate account of the cost of said bridge, 
and make oath of the correctness thereof, before said clerk 
or some justice of the peace of said county. 

Sec 4. Said Higgins shall, at all times, afford a speedy 
passage to all persons and their property, on payment of 
the lawful toll; and he is hereby authorized to demand and 
receive the tolls as herein allowed, for the term of twenty 
years, and to erect a gate or gates at either end of said 
bridge; and if the said bridge shall, at any time, be out of If said bridge 
repair for ten days together, the said Higgins shall forfeit shall be out of 
and pay a fine of fifty dollars, and a like fine for every ten "P"^- 
days thereafter that the said bridge may remain out of re- 
pair, to be recovered by action of debt, one half to be paid 
to the person suing for the same, and the other half to be 



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paid into the County Treasury: Provided, That no injury 
to said bridge, caused by fire, high water, or other unavoida- 
ble cause, shall work a forfeiture, if reasonable diligence be 
used in repairing the same. 
When said Sec. 5. Said Higgins shall commence the erection of said 

bridge shall be bridge within one year, and complete it within two years 
and"comp 6 ieted. fr° m tne date °f beginning: Provided, nothing in this act 
contained shall be construed to authorize said Higgins to 
obstruct the ford over said stream. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 9, 1835. 



In force Jan. AN ACT to authorize Samuel Mustek to build a Toll Bridge 
7 > 18, " i5, across Salt creek in Sangamon County. 

Samuel Musick Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois , 
buad°a Z Md°e re P resentec ^ * w the General Assembly, That Samuel Musick, 
across Salt his heirs and assigns, be, and they are hereby authorized to 
creek. erect a toll bridge across Salt creek in Sangamon county, 

at or near the place where the said Musick is now author- 
ized to keep a ferry. At either end of said bridge, the said 
Musick, his heirs and asaigns, are hereby authorized to 
place a toll gate, where he or they may ask and demand of 
Rates of toil, all and every person passing, the rates of toll which may 
from time to time be fixed by the county commissioners 1 
court of the county of Sangamon. 
When to com- Sec. 2. The said Samuel Musick, his heirs and assigns, 
mence the gj^ commence the building of said bridge within nine 

building of the , . <=> o. . 

same. months, and have it so tar completed within eighteen 

months from and after the passage of this act, as to admit 
the safe passing of persons, wagons, teams, cattle, &c, 
over it. 
Shall keep it in Sec. 3. The said Samuel Musick, his heirs and assigns, 
good repair, shall at all times, after the completion thereof, keep said 
bridge in good repair, and allow a speedy passage to all 
persons and their property over it, upon the receipt of the 
tolls, in such cases allowed, as herein provided; and if, at 
When out of any time, the said bridge be left out of repair, so that the 
repair. same be impassable for the space of twelve months at any 

time, the said bridge shall accrue and belong to the county 
Proviso. of Sangamon: Provided, however, That the destruction of 

said bridge by fire, high water, or other casualty, shall not 
work a forfeiture of privileges hereby granted; but the said 
Samuel Musick, his heirs or assigns, shall proceed immedi- 
ately to repair the same. 



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Sec 4. No person shall, within ten years thereafter. Prohibition 
build a bridge, or establish a ferry across said creek within fl ' 01 " buildin 6 
the distance of one mile above or below said bridge: Pro- one SteXSetf 
vided, the said Samuel Musick, his heirs or assigns, shall for ten years. 
erect and keep up said bridge for that space of time as by l '"»>™- 
this act authorized. 

Sec. 5. Whenever the county commissioners of said Commissioners 
county of Sangamon, shall deem it expedient to purchase of Sangamon 
said bridge, they shall have the right so to do, by paying puwha^Sd 
the said Samuel Musick, his heirs or assigns, the original bridge, 
cost of said bridge, and for the purpose of enabling the 
county commissioners to make said purchase, it shall be 
the duty of said Samuel Musick, his heirs or assigns, to file 
with the clerk of the county commissioners' court of said 
county, such vouchers as shall be deemed sufficient by the 
commissioners to ascertain the cost of said bridge. 

Sec. 6. If the said Samuel Musick, his heirs or assigns, prohibited 
shall at any time obstruct rrw ford on said creek, at or near from obstruct- 
the said bridge, in any manner, he or they so offending, in s fovtl - 
shall forfeit and pay the sum of one hundred dollars for 
every such offence; to be recovered by action of debt in 
any court having competent jurisdiction thereof; one half 
of which shall go to the use of the person informing, and 
the other to the use of the county. 

Sec. 7. That the county commissioners of said county, County com- 
shall have full power to levy a tax on said bridge, as is pro- jnissioners t(1 
vided in "An act to provide for the establishment of fer-^J^ 
ries, toll bridges, and turnpike roads," approved, February 
12th, 1827. 

Approved, Jan. 7, 1835. 



reon. 



AN ACT to provide for building- a Toll Bridge across the Tn force Feb. 
Little Calimic. l1 ' 1835 - 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted In/ the people of the State of Illinois^ Persons amho- 
represented in the General Assembly, That Timothy R. Hale, £jj££ ,W a 
John Mann, Nelson R. Norton, and James Kinzie of the 
the county of Cook, be, and they are hereby authorized to 
erect a toll bridge across the Little Calimic in said county, 
at or near the place where the State road crosses the same 
leading from Chicago to La Porte in the State of Indiana. 

Sec 2. The said Timothy R. Hale, John Mann, Nelson ^^P 1 
R. Norton and James Kinzie, their heirs and assigns, shall '" repai1 
at all times after the completion of said bridge, keep the 
same in good repair, and allow at all times a speedy pas- 



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pair. 



Provis 



When the same 
*hall be com- 
menced and 
completed. 



sage to all persons and their property over it, upon the re- 
ceipt of the toll, as hereinafter provided by this act; and if, 

If left out of re- at any time, the said bridge shall be left out of repair, so 
as the same shall be impassable for the space of six months 
at any one time, the said bridge shall accrue to the county 
of Cook: Provided, however, That the destruction of said 
bridge by fire, high water, or other unaccountable casualty, 
shall not operate as a forfeiture of the privileges hereby 
granted; but the said proprietors, their heirs and assigns, 
shall immediately proceed to rebuild said bridge or repair 
the damages. 

Sec. 3. Said Hale, Mann, Norton and Kinzie, shall com- 
mence and complete the said bridge within eighteen months 
from the passage of this act, in a good and substantial man- 
ner for the safe crossing of persons, wagons, and drove's of 
cattle over it; and when the said bridge is so completed, 
the owners or proprietors of jhe same shall have the right 
to place at either end of saia*Dridge a toll gate, and they 
are hereby authorized to ask and demand from all persons 
crossing the same, such rates of toll as is hereinafter pro- 
vided. 

Rates of toil. g EC> 4, The rates of toll for crossing over said bridge, 
shall be as follows: For each score of hogs, sheep or goats, 
twelve and a half cents; each mule, ass or horse, three 
cents; each head of cattle, three cents; each man and 
horse, six and a fourth cents; each one horse wagon or ve- 
hicle of any kind, twelve and a half cents; each wagon or 
other vehicle drawn by two horses or oxen, eighteen and 
three fourth cents; each wagon or other vehicle drawn by 
three horses or oxen, twenty-five cents; each wagon or 
other vehicle drawn by four or more horses or oxen, thir- 
ty-seven and a half cents: Provided, That persons travel- 
ing on foot shall not be required to pay toll: Provided, fur- 
ther, That all persons shall have a right to cross said bridge 
in going to and returning from any muster or election, and 
all grand and petit jurors in going to and returning from 
court, shall be permitted to cross said bridge free from toll 
for themselves and their horses. 

Said bridge Sec. 5. Whenever the county commissioners' court of 

™ a y If b Pm h ^ e count y °f Cook shall deem it expedient to purchase out 
county of Cook. sa id bridge, and make it a free one, they shall have the right 
so to do, upon paying the said Hale, Mann, Norton and 
Kinzie, the original cost of said bridge, with ten per cent, 
interest on the same; and for the purpose of enabling said 
commissioners to know what the actual cost of said bridge 
was, the said proprietors shall, as soon as the said bridge is 
completed, make out and file with the clerk of the county 
commissioners' court, an account of the actual expense of 



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building the same, and make oatli to it before said clerk or 
some justice of the peace of the county. 

Sec. 6. That the said Hale, Mann, Norton and Kinzie, How construct- 
be, and they are hereby required to construct said bridge edi 
so that rafts of logs, lumber and plank, or either, may safe- 
ly pass under the same; and if they should fail to comply 
with this requisition, all privileges and powers granted them 
by this act, shall be forfeited. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 11, 1835. 



Jn lone Jan. 



AN ACT to permanently establish the Road leading from 

Vandalia to Shelbyville, as far as the County Line of Fay- 7, [835. 
ette County. 



Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Road declared 
represented in the General Assembly, That the road as now a P uWic ''Jg' 1 - 
traveled from Vandalia to Shelbyville by Chaffin's, Doyle's, 
Boaz's bridge, Blankenship's and Mark Jones's, thence on 
the dividing line between Binns J. Wren and William 
Nichols, and between said Nichols and John Depew; thence 
by Bowling Jones, crossing Beck's creek on the bridge 
over the same, to the line dividing the counties of Fayette 
and Shelby at the point where the road aforesaid crosses 
the same, is hereby declared a public highway, and here- 
after shall be so deemed and taken, and shall be worked up- 
on and kept in repair as other public highways and State 
roads are required to be in this State. 

Sec 2. That the county commissioners' court for the Compensation 
county of Fayette, be, and they are hereby required to ° t __ com,msS1011 " 
make an allowance to each commissioner of not less than 
one dollar and fifty cents for each day necessarily employ- 
ed; and to all other persons employed in surveying and lo- 
cating the road aforesaid, not less than seventy-five cents 
per day, satisfactory proof being first made to said court that 
said services were performed under the authority of "An 
act for establishing the road from Vandalia to Shelbyville, 
as lies in Fayette county, and for other purposes," appro- 
ved, February 1st, 1833.' 

Approved, Jan. 7, 1835. 



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AN ACT to Incorporate the Chicago and Vincennes Rail 
Road Company. 

Company in- Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
corporated. represented in the General Assembly, That John H. Kinzie, 
Gurdon S. Hubbard, Peter Pruyne, George W. Dole, John 
H. Murphey, Isaac R. Moores, Leander Munsell, Gideon 
Minor, Milton K. Alexander, William B. Archer, James C. 
Hilhbert, James S. Ota, WicklifF Kitchell, Samuel Harris, 
Abner Green, David S. Bonner, Arthur Bronson and Samuel 
Munday, and all such other persons as shall become stock- 
holders, agreeably to the provisions of this act, in the cor- 
poration hereby created, shall be and continue for the term 
oi sixty years from the passage of this act, a body corporate 
and politic, by the name of "The Chicago and Vincennes 
Rail Road Company." 

£s U of?h d e in" ? F f ' 2 * The cor Poration shall have the right to construct, 
conation. and durm g its existence, to quintain and continue a rail- 
road or railroads, with a singte or double track, and with 
such appendages as may be deemed necessary for the con- 
venient use of the same, to transport, take and carry per- 
sons and their property on the same by the power or force 
oi steam, of animals, or any other mechanical or other 
power, or of any combination of them, for the term of six- 
ty years from the passage of this act, commencing at any 
eligible part of, or point in the said town of Chicago, and 
county of Cook, and extending from thence on the most 
eligible and practicable route, as a majority of the direc- 
tors of the company shall determine, passing through Iro- 
quois county, Danville in Vermilion county, Paris in Edgar 
county, thence through Clark county to Palestine in Craw- 
ford county, and thence to the water's edge on the west 
bank of the Great Wabash river, in Lawrence county, op- 
posite Vincennes. 
When to oam- Sec. 3. If the said corporation hereby created, shall not, 
mence said v^/itHin three years from the passage of this act, commence 
the construction of said road, and expend at least the sum 
of twenty-five thousand dollars thereon; and shall not, 
within eight years from the passage of this act, construct, 
finish and put in operation, the single or double railroad, 
then the said corporation shall, thenceforth, forever cease, 
and this act shall be null and void. 
Capital stock. Sec. 4. The capital stock of the corporation hereby crea- 
ted, shall be three millions of dollars, which shall be divi- 
ded into shares of fifty dollars each, which shall be deemed 
personal property, and be transferable in such manner as 
the said corporation shall by, by-laws direct. 
SE^S. John H. Kinzie, Gurdon S. Hubbard, Peter 
subscription; rruyne, George W. Dole, John H. Murphey, Isaac R. 



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Moores, Leander Munsell, Gideon Minor, Milton K. Alex- 
ander, William B. Archer, James C. Hillibert, James S. Ota, 
Wickliff Kitchell, Samuel Harris, Abner Greer, David S. 
Bonner, Arthur Bronson and Samuel Munday, shall be com- 
missioners, whose duty it shall be, within one year from the 
passage of this act, at the Cities of New York and Phila- 
delphia, and the towns of Chicago, Danville and Vincennes 
aforesaid, to open books to receive subscriptions to the capi- 
tal stock of said corporation; and sixty days public notice 
shall be given by the said commissioners of the time and 
place of opening such books, in one of the public newspa- 
pers printed in New York, Philadelphia, Yandalia, Chica- 
go, Danville, Terre Haute and Vincennes; and the said 
commissioners shall, at the time of any subscription by any 
person or persons for the capital stock of said corporation, 
require the payment to them, by the person or persons sub- 
scribing, of five dollars towards and upon every fifty dol- 
lars so subscribed; and unless the same shall be paid, the 
subscription shall be invalid. And in case a greater amount 
of capital stock shall be subscribed for than the sum of three 
millions of dollars, the said commissioners shall distribute 
the stock in such manner as a majority .of them shall deem 
most advantageous to the interest of the corporation ; but 
in case the capital stock shall not be subscribed for, then 
the said commissioners shall be authorized to re-open said 
books at such times and places, and in such manner and 
after such notice, as they or a majority of them shall di- 
rect; and whenever the said capital stock shall have been 
subscribed and distribution made as aforesaid, or as soon 
thereafter as practicable, it shall be the duty of the said 
commissioners to give thirty days notice in a public news- 
paper printed in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dan- 
ville and Vincennes, for a meeting of the stockholders oi 
the corporation to meet at Danville to choose thirteen di- ^tedl" '" be 
rectors; and such election shall then and there be made by , 
such of the stockholders as shall attend for that purpose, ha ^ t,n 
either in person or by lawful proxy. Each share ol the 
capital stock, owned thirty days previous to the day on 
which any election for directors shall take place, shall en- 
title the owner and holder to one vote, either personally or 
by lawful proxy; and the said commissioners shall be in- 
spectors of the first election of directors of the said cor- 
poration, and shall certify, under their hands, the names of 
those duly elected, and deliver over the subscription money 
and book's to said directors; and the time of holding the 
first meeting of the directors shall be fixed by the said com- 
missioners; and the said directors shall cause such exami- Direclon (0 
nations and surveys for the said railroad to be made, as caU se surveys 
may be necessary to the selection by them of the mosl ad- 1° hF "• ;,rfp 

12 



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Elections of 
directors held 
annually. 



vantageous line, course or way, for the said road, on the 
route set forth in the second section of this act; and the 
said directors shall, after such examinations and surveys 
shall be made, select, and by certificates under their hands 
and seals, designate the line, course or way, which they or 
a majority of them shall deem most advantageous for the 
said railroad; one report, survey, courses and distances, 
with a certificate annexed thereto, shall be filed in the of- 
fice of Secretary of State, and one to be presented to the 
Recorder of each county, through which said road shall pass, 
and be recorded, filed and preserved; which line, course 
or way, so selected, certified, filed and recorded, shall be 
deemed the line, course or way on which the said corpora- 
tion shall construct, erect, build or make the raildroad as 
hereinafter mentioned. 

Sec. 6. The first directors to be chosen, shall hold their 
offices until the first Monday of June in the year next suc- 
ceeding their election, and until others shall be chosen; and 
every election of directors thereafter, shall be annually at 
Danville on the first Monday in June in each and every 
year, giving thirty days previous notice of the same in a 
public newspaper printed at Chicago, Danville and Vin- 
cennes, or two of said places, if a paper should not be print- 
ed at each point. Every election shall be held under the in- 
spection of five stockholders not being directors, who shall 
be previously appointed by the board of directors. All 
elections shall be by ballot, and a plurality of the votes 
given shall constitute a choice; one, at least, of the direc- 
tors shall reside in each of the counties, viz: Cook, Iro- 
roquois, Vermilion, Edgar, Clark, Crawford and Lawrence; 
but no county shall be entitled to a director, unless stock 
be taken by the county or the citizens thereof, and owned 
thirty days previous to the election, to the amount of at 
least five thousand dollars; nor shall any stockholder be 
eligible to the office of director, unless he shall own stock 
to the amount of at least two hundred dollars. In case of 
an equal number of votes for any two or more directors, 
the remainder of the directors shall, by ballot, determine 
who shall be entitled to a seat at the board. 

Sec. 7. In case it should at any time happen that an elec- 
ciection is not i\ on f directors shall not be made on any day when, pur- 
suant to this act, it ought to have been made, the said cor- 
poration shall not, for that cause, be deemed to be dissol- 
ved; but such election may be held at any other time di- 
rected by the by-laws of said corporation, within sixty 
days after the day in which it should have been held. 

Sec. 8. The corporation is hereby empowered to pur- 
chase, receive and hold such real estate as may be neces- 
sary and convenient in accomplishing the objects for which 



When such 



made at the 
proper time. 



May hold real 
estate. 



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this corporation is granted; and may, by their agents, sur- 
veyors and engineers, enter upon and "take possession of, 
and use, all such lands and real estate as may be indispen- 
sable for the construction and maintenance of their single 
and double railroad or way, and the accommodations re- 
quired and appertaining thereto; and may also receive, 
hold and take all such voluntary grants and donations of 
land and real estate for the purpose of said road, as shall 
be made to the said corporation by the General Govern- 
ment, or by any corporation, company, individual or indi- 
viduals, to aid in the construction, maintenance and ac- 
commodation of the said single or double railroad or way, 
completely vesting in said company and corporation abso- 
lutely the fee simple to the same; but all lands or real es- All lands en- 
tate thus entered upon for materials or otherwise, which tercd yP on for 
are not donations or owned by the company, shall be pur- 1"^^-°'' 
chased by the said corporation of the owner or owners of sed. 
the same, at a price to be agreed upon mutually by the com- 
pany and the owner or owners; and in case of a disagree- In case of a dis- 
ment as to price, and before taking any materials or making agreement as to 
any portion of said road on said land, it shall be lawful for pJocMd° W " 
the commissioner, superintendent, or other authorized per- 
son, to apply to some justice of the peace of the county 
where the same may occur, who shall cause three free- 
holders to be summoned, and after being sworn faithfully 
and impartially to examine the materials or ground to be 
pointed out to them by the commissioner, superintendent or 
other authorized person or persons, and notice having been 
given to the owner of the property, said freeholders shall 
assess the damages which they shall believe such owner or 
owners will sustain over and above the additional value 
which such lands will derive from the construction of such 
road, and make two written reports, signed by at least a 
majority of them, one of which they shall deliver to the 
commissioner, superintendent, or other person requesting 
the view, and the other to the justice of the peace, and 
the amount of damages and costs being paid to the owner 
or deposited with the justice of the peace, the road may 
be located, constructed, and materials taken; but if either 
party shall be dissatisfied with the valuation, an appeal 
where lands are in question, may be taken to the circuit 
court of the county, by petition, stating all the facts, and 
particularly setting forth the land and premises, the neces- 
sity of such land for making such railroad, and the attempt 
and failure to purchase the "same, with the name and resi- 
dence of the owner, and the reasons why the purchase 
cannot be made. And the circuit court, to whom such ap- 
peal and petition shall be presented, acting and sitting as a 
court of chancery, shall direct such notice to the owner 






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and parties, as may be deemed fair and reasonable, of the 
time and place of hearing the parties, and upon proof of 
due service of such notice, and upon hearing the parties, 
said court shall appoint three competent and disinterested 
freeholders of the county in which the lands are situated, 
to be commissioners to appraise said lands, and the dama- 
ges the owner or owners thereof shall sustain by reason 
of their appropriation to the uses of said company. The 
said commissioners shall cause due notice in writing to be 
served on said owner or owners, or in case of absence, to 
be left at his or their usual place of residence, of the time 
when they will act in the premises. They shall examine 
the lands; may administer oaths and hear testimony, and 
shall make their appraisement in writing without delay, un- 
der their hands, with a minute and accurate description of 
the land appraised, with a map thereof, awarding to the 
owner or owners thereof what they shall deem to be due 
and the full value thereof, as also the damages, if any, they 
otherwise may sustain from the making and maintaining of 
said road, and report the same with the testimony taken to 
the court. The court shall examine said report, and if re- 
quired by either, hear the parties in relation thereto, and 
increase or diminish the damages and valuation, if the 
«ourt shall be satisfied that injustice has been done. The 
commissioners shall be allowed one dollar and fifty cents 
each per day, and payment of costs to be awarded as the 
court may judge equitable, and make a decree for payment 
of damages and conveyance, describing the land, and reci- 
ting the appraisement of damages and the mode of making 
it; and all other facts necessary to a compliance with this 
act, and when the order or decree shall be fully complied 
with on the part and behalf of the company, the company 
shall be possessed of all such lands or real estate, and may 
enter upon and take possession of, and use the same for the 
purpose of said road. Where the question shall arise as to 
materials to construct the road, or damage done by passing 
through lands in collecting the same, there shall be no ap- 
peal to the circuit court; but in case the parties, or either 
of them, shall be dissatisfied, and it shall appear to the jus- 
tice to be right, he may set aside the first valuation, and ap- 
point other viewers or commissioners to appraise and value 
the materials, whose award shall be final, and the costs be 
divided as may appear right and just between the parties, 
or all against one party. 

Sec. 9. In case any married woman, infant, idiot or in- 
sane person, or non-resident of the State, who shall not ap- 
pear after such notice, shall be interested in any such lands 
or real estate, the circuit court shall appoint some compe- 
tent and disinterested person to appear before the said com- 



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missioners, and act for and in behalf of such married wo- 
man, infant, idiot, insane person, or non-resident. 

Sec. 10. The said corporation is hereby authorized and To regulate the 
empowered to regulate the time and manner in which goods til,,e an<1 " ,[U1 ~ 
passengers and property shall be transported, taken and car- J!^ ' tnu,, i' '" 
ried on the same, and shall have power to erect and main- 
tain toll houses and other buildings necessary for the ac- 
commodation of their concerns, and from time to time to 
fix, regulate, demand, and receive the tolls and charges by 
them to be received for transportation of persons or pro- 
perty on the single or double railroad or ways aforesaid. 

Sec 11. If any person or persons shall wilfully do, or Persons injur- 
cause to be done, any act or acts whatever, whereby any in 6 sai(l road - 
buildings, construction or work of the said corporation, or 
any engine, machine or structure, or any matter or thing 
appertaining to the same, shall be stopped, obstructed, im- 
paired, weakened, injured or destroyed, the person or per- 
sons so offending, shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor, 
and shall forfeit and pay to the said corporation, treble the 
amount of damages sustained by means of such offence or 
injury, to be recovered in the name of the said corporation, 
with costs of suit, by action of debt, and shall be subject 
to indictment and punishment for high crimes and misde- 
meanors as in other cases. 

Sec. 1 2. All the officers and agents necessary to carry Officers,agents, 
on and superintend the interest of the corporation, shall be & *> h(m ;i p- 

x - B x 7 * pointful, 

appointed or elected, and continue in office as the directors 
shall determine and point out in the by-laws and general 
regulations of the company; and it shall be lawful for the 
directors to require payment of the sums to be subscribed ^ . . 

1 r J % Ull'OOtOl'S to YC - 

to the capital stock at such times, and in such proportions, qu j lP payments 
and on such conditions as they shall deem fit and right, un- of^tock. 
der the penalty of the forfeiture of all previous payments 
thereon, and shall give notice of the payments thus requi- 
red, and of the place and time, when and where the same 
are to be paid, at least thirty days previous to the payment 
of the same, in a public newspaper printed in Chicago, 
Danville and Vincennes. 

Sec. 13. Whenever it shall be necessary for the con- May construct 
struction of their single or double railroad or way, to in- said road across 
tersect or cross any stream of water or water courses, or ""^ al *|" f , 
any road or highway, being betwixt the place of beginning &c, 
and termination of the said road, viz: From Chicago to the 
west bank of the Wabash river opposite Vincennes, it shall 
be lawful for the said corporation to construct their single 
or double railroad or ways, across or upon the same; but 
the corporation shall restore the stream or water course, 
or road or highway thus intersected, to its former state, or 
in a sufficient manner not to have impaired its usefulness, 



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and shall moreover erect and maintain sufficient fences up- 
on the sides of the route of their single or double railroad 
whenever it passes through enclosed lands. 
May join with Sec. 14. It shall be lawful for any railroad company 
other railroad which may hereafter be incorporated, to join and unite 
companies. w ith the railroad company hereby created and incorpora- 
ted, at any point at which the directors of the company 
hereafter to be incorporated may think advisable, on such 
terms as the directors of the companies respectively may 
agree upon; and in case of a disagreement between the di- 
rectors of the said companies, then upon such terms as the 
circuit court of Vermilion county in this State, shall upon 
full view of the premises and facts connected with the 
case, determine to be equitable and just between said com- 
panies. 
Rights ami pri- Sec. 1 5. The said corporation shall have the right to bring 
viieges of said suit in any court in the State having jurisdiction of the case, 
corporation. an( j p rose cute to judgment and recovery, and defend when 
sued, both at law and in equity, and shall be entitled to all 
the rights and privileges which such corporation by the 
common or statute laws, governing the case, ought and 
should of right have; and in like manner the company may 
be sued in any court in the State, which according to the 
rules of law and equity, can take cognizance of the case. 
The whole of the stock of the company and corporation 
shall be deemed personal property, and together with all 
the tools, implements, machinery, apparatus of every de- 
scription used and employed, or on hand belonging to the 
company, shall be liable to be siezed, executed and sold, 
after judgment, to make good any contract, agreement or 
stipulation made by any agent, superintendent or authori- 
zed person, and it shall be a sufficient service of process to 
serve the same either on the President of the board of di- 
rectors or the Secretary of the company, and in case of 
absence, to leave a copy at the office thereof. 

Approved, Jan. 17, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to amend an act, entitled "An act to lay out a 
6, 1835. State Road from Peoria to Chicago. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 

Commissioners represented in the General Assembly, That Lewis Bigelow 

uSfStSl? °* Peoria county, William Hawes of Putnam county, and 

road. George E. Walker of La Salle county, be, and they are 

hereby appointed commissioners to view and lay out a State 



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road from Peoria m Peoria county, to Ottawa in La Salle 
county. 

Sec. 2. The said commissioners, or a majority of them, When and 
shall meet at Ottawa on or before the first Monday in June where to m * ct - 
next, and proceed to locate said road, as is provided for in 
the act to which this is an amendment: Provided, nothing 
in this act shall be so construed as to require said commis- 
sioners to locate said road between Ottawa and Chicago, 
or the county of Cook to pay any part of the expense & of 
locating said road. 

Sec. 3. The first section of the act to which this is an Parte of actre- 
amendment, and such other parts of said act as are repug- P ealed - 
nant to the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



AN ACT changing part of a State Road from the mouth o/ In fovcc Jau 
the Ohio in Alexander County, to Jonesborough in Union 31, 1835. 
County. 

Sec 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, County com- 
represented in the General Assembly, That the county com- missionera shall 
missioners' court of the counties of Union and Alexander, ^ pomt view " 
at their March term, or as soon thereafter as may be, may 
appoint three discreet persons in each county, whose duty 
it shall be to examine so much of the State road as runs 
through their respective counties, and make such altera- 
tion therein as they shall deem most expedient, and make 
a report to their respective counties of their proceedings, To make re- 
and the said courts shall proceed to have the same opened port, 
and kept in repair agreeable to the report so made; and so 
much of said road as is on different ground from the road Pan of road 
so reported, shall hereafter be declared vacated; and the vaL-atcd - 
road so reported shall be a public State road. 

Sec. 2. The county commissioners of the above named 
counties shall issue their warrant in favor of their respec- 
tive re-viewers, for the sum of one dollar per day to each Compensation, 
person so appointed, for each day by them necessarily em- 
ployed in said work. 

Approved, Jan. 31, 1835. 



view and re-lo 
cate said road. 



Mains'""' ^^ ACT to change part of the State Road leading from 
' " Greenville to Vandalia. 

Commissioner Sec. !■ Be $ enacted by the people of the State of Illinois r , 
appointed to represented in the General Assembly, That Thomas Keyes, 
Wyatt Stubblefield and Peter Hubbard, be, and they are 
hereby appointed commissioners to view and re-locate that 
part of the State road leading from Greenville to Vandalia 
that lies between the summit of the hill east of Greenville 
and the present road at the east end of Howell and Hall's 
"U hen and grove. Said commissioners shall meet at Wyatt Stubble- 
field's on the first day of April, or as soon thereafter as con- 
venient, and after having taken an oath before some justice 
of the peace of Bond county, faithfully to discharge their 
duties according to this act, shall proceed to view and re- 
locate said road, commencing at the summit of the hill east 
of Greenville as aforesaid, on the most practicable route, to 
the north line of section eleven, on the Shelby ville road; 
from thence on said sectional line to the east end of How- 
ell and Hall's grove, and from thence on a striaght line, as 
near as practicable, to intersect the present road east of 
Shall repoit to the above mentioned grove. Said commissioners, after hav- 
rountycommis- m g viewed and re-located said road, shall report the same 
to the county commissioners' court of Bond county; said 
court shall cause the said road to be opened and kept in re- 
pair as other State roads are. 

Skc. 2. That when the said commissioners shall report 
ompensa ion. ^ Q ^ e count y commissioners' court of Bond county that 
they have viewed and re-located said road according to the 
provisions of this act, said court shall allow them a reason- 
able compensation for their services. 

Approved, Jan. 29, 1835. 



In force Jan. AN ACT to locate a Stale Road from Bloonnngton to Chi- 
20, 1835. cago. 

Commissioners Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the Slate of Illinois, 
appointed to lo- re p resen t e d m the General Asse?nbly, That James Allen and 
Henry Weed of M'Lean county, and John K. Boyer of 
Cook county, be, and they are hereby appointed commis- 
sioners to view, survey, mark and locate a road from Bloom- 
ington in M'Lean county, to the town of Chicago on lake 
Michigan, varying as little as practicable from a direct 
line, having in view the most eligible route, its permanen- 
cy, and due regard to the public convenience. 



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Sec. 2. That said commissioners, or a majority of them, Wh en and 
shall meet on the first day of May next, or within three where t0 meet - 
months thereafter, at Bloomington, and being first duly 
sworn before some justice of the peace faithfully to dis- 
charge the duties required of them by this act, shall pro- 
ceed to view, mark and locate said road; and as soon as 
practicable thereafter, cause to be made a map of the sur- 
vey of said road, certified by them, and forward a copy 
thereof to the clerk of the county commissioners' court of 
each of the counties through which said road shall pass, 
which shall be by him filed in his office, and the said road 
thus laid out, shall be, and is hereby declared a public State 
road, and shall be opened and kept in repair in the same 
manner as other public roads are. 

Sec. 3. Said commissioners shall receive for their servi- Compensation. 
ces two dollars per day for all the time necessarily employ- 
ed in said work; together with a reasonable compensation 
for one surveyor, two chain carriers and one marker, which 
several sums shall be paid by the counties through which 
said road shall pass, in proportion to the extent of said 
road in each. 

Approved, Jan. 20, 1835. 



AN ACT to locale a State Road from Ruskville to Mon- j n f orce p eb 

mouth. 12, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Commissioners 
represented in the General Assembly, That Fields Jarvis of appointed to ln- 
Warren county, William Edmondson of M'Donough coun- cate said roaiL 
ty, and Alfred Spencer of Schuyler county, be, and they 
are hereby appointed commissioners to view, mark and lo- 
cate a State road, to commence at Rushville in Schuyler 
county, thence to M'Comb in M'Donough county, thence 
to Monmouth in Warren county. 

Sec. 2. That said commissioners, or a majority of them, When and 
shall meet at Rushville on the first day of June next, or wherc t0 mect - 
within three months thereafter; and after being sworn by 
some justice of the peace faithfully to discharge the duties 
required of them by this act, shall proceed to view, mark 
and locate said road from point to point, as directed in the 
first section of this act, upon the nearest and best route, 
avoiding, as much as practicable, any injury to farms, im- 
provements and private property on said route, and make 
out and return to the county commissioners' court of the 8ha]1 inake re _ 
several counties through which it passes, a certified report p0 .t to coumy 

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commissioners' f said road, describing as nearly as practicable, the route 
and distance of said road, which shall be filed with the sev- 
eral clerks of the county commissioners' courts through 
which said road passes, within one month after said road 
is located; and said road, when so located, shall be deemed 
a public State road and kept in repair as other State roads 
are. 

Compensation. Sec. 3. The county commissioners' courts of the several 
counties through which said road passes, shall allow to said 
commissioners, appointed under this act, a sum not exceed- 
ing one dollar and fifty cents per day for their services for 
the time necessarily employed by them in the discharge of 
the duties assigned them by this act, to be paid out of the 
County Treasuries of the counties in which said road may 
be located, in proportion to the extent of said road in each. 

r . . Sec. 4. That if the county commissioners' court of any 

County com- . J . . y 

missioned may two of the counties through which said road passes, shall 

order said road think proper, they may authorize said road commissioners 

to be surveyed. tQ cause g^ roa( j to ^ e surve yed, and plats thereof filed 

in the offices of the clerks of the county commissioners' 

courts of the several counties through which said road 

passes, in the same manner as other State roads are sur- 

Expense there- veyed. The expense of surveying to be paid out of the 

of how paid. County Treasuries of the several counties in which said 

road may be located, in proportion to the extent of said 



road in each. 



Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to establish a State Road from Crow's in the 
10, 1835. County of Morgan, by the way of Athens in Sangamon 

County, to Musictis bridge on Salt creek. 

Commissioners Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
appointed to ^-represented in the General Assembly, That Abner Hall, Pe- 
cate said road. ter Cartwright and William Stotts of the county of Sanga- 
mon, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to 
view, mark, survey and locate a road, commencing at or 
near the house of William Crow, on Indian creek, in the 
county of Morgan, on the road leading from Jacksonville 
to Sangamon town, and with said road as far as said com- 
missioners may think advisable, so as to pass near the head 
of Richland Timber, thence on the most practicable route, 
doing as little damage as possible to private property, to 
Athens, and from thence to William Stotts', in the Irish 
Grove, and thence to Musick's bridge on Salt creek, and 



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from thence to the road leading from Springfield to Fort 
Clark. 

Sec. 2. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall When and 
meet at the house of Peter Cartwright in said county, on ul " " '" ""'"• 
the first Monday in April next, or in~one month thereafter, 
and after being first duly sworn before some justice of the' 
peace faithfully to perform such duties as are required by 
this act, shall proceed to the place of beginning and com- 
mence said location, and as soon as practicable, shall make 
a true survey and map of said road, signed by them, and 
file the same in the office of the county commissioners' 
court of Sangamon county. 

Sec. 3. Said road, when laid out as aforesaid, shall be 
deemed a public highway. The county commissioners of 
said county, shall cause the same to be opened four poles 
wide, and be worked and kept in repair as other State roads 
are. The county commissioners of said county may allow 
a reasonable compensation for said services, to be paid out Compensation, 
of the County Treasury. 

Approved, Feb. 10, 1835. 



AN ACT to locate a State Road from Rushvilk in Schwy- 1„ f orce Feb. 
ler County, to the Town of Commerce in Hancock County. 9, 1835. 

Sec. I. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Commissioners 
represented in the General, Assembly, That Alexander H l_ a PP°i Dt fdtolo- 
lingsworth of Schuyler county, and James Miller of Han- 
cock county, be, and they are hereby appointed commis- 
sioners to view, mark and locate a road from Rushville in 
Schuyler county, the nearest and best route, running into 
Hancock county at or near the south east corner of town- 
ship four north, five west, thence to Carthage the seat of 
justice of Hancock county, thence to the town of Com- 
merce on the Mississippi river, having in view its perma- 
nency and a due regard to the public convenience and pri- 
vate interest. 

Sec. 2. The said commissioners shall meet on the first when ami 
Monday in June next, or within two months thereafter, at where to meet. 
Rushville in Schuyler county, and after being duly sworn 
before some justice of the peace faithfully to discharge the 
duties required of them by this act, shall proceed to view, 
mark and locate said road, and as soon as practicable there- 
after, cause to be made out a report of the location of said Shall make re- 
road, designating the most noted points thereon, and return P ort - 
a copy of the same to the clerk of the county commission- 



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ers' court of each of said counties, which shall be by him 

filed in his office, and said road thus laid out, shall be, and 

Declarer] a is hereby declared a public State road, and shall be opened 

state road. and kept in repair in the same manner as other public roads 

are. 

Sec. 3. The said commissioners are authorized to employ 
one person as a marker to assist in locating said road, and 
the county commissioners of said counties, shall allow said 
Compensation, commissioners and marker, a sum not exceeding one dollar 
and fifty cents each for every day necessarily employed in 
locating and marking said road, to be paid equally out of 
the County Treasury of each of said counties when said 
commissioners shall have filed a copy of the report as re- 
cited in this act, duly certified and attested by them. 

Approved, Feb. 9, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT declaring the Road from Mount Vernon to New 
6, 1835. Nashville a State Road. 

Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented, in the General Assembly, That the road as now 
laid out from Mount Vernon in Jefferson county, to New 
Nashville in Washington county, be, and the same is here- 
by declared a State road. 

This act to take effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1 835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to change part of the State Road from Spring- 
G, 1835. field to Alton. 

Commissioners Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
* pp ° inte ?, tore " represented in the General Assembly, That Dewey Whitney, 
road. ' David Black and John Campbell, be, and they are hereby 

appointed commissioners to view, re-locate and re-survey 
so much of the State road leading from Springfield to Al- 
ton as lies between the towns of Springfield and Carlin- 
ville, and so much of said road between the points afore- 
said, as in the opinion of said commissioners the public 
good requires; and so much of said road as shall be chan- 
ged by said commissioners, is hereby vacated: Provided, 



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That the said commissioners, in the re-survey and re-loca- 
tion aforesaid, shall be confined to so much oV said road as 
lies between Springfield and the north end of George and 
William Dyer's lane, in Macoupin county, and shall pro- 
ceed no further than the said lane in the direction of Car- 
linville, unless the county commissioners' court of Macou- 
pin county shall first consent to the same, in which case 
the said commissioners may continue their re-survey and 
re-location to the public square in Carlinville. 

Sec. 2. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall When ana 
meet in the town of Springfield on the first Monday of May where to mm> 
next, or within one month thereafter, and after being first 
duly sworn before some justice of the peace faithfully to 
perform such duties as are required by this act, shall com- 
mence said location at the town of Springfield, and as soon 
thereafter as practicable, make out a true survey and map 
of so much of said road as shall be changed by them, and 
file the same in the office of the clerk of the county com- 
missioners' court of Sangamon and Macoupin counties: 
Provided, That it shall not be necessary to file a map with 
the clerk of Macoupin county, unless some part of said 
road should be changed which lies in Macoupin county. 

Sec. 3. So much of said road as shall be re-located" and 
re-surveyed as aforesaid, shall be deemed a public highway, 
and shall be worked and kept in repair as other State roads 
are. The county commissioners' court of Sangamon coun- 
ty, shall allow said commissioners a reasonable compensa- Compensation. 
tion for their services, to be paid out of the County Trea- 
sury. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



AN ACT to lay out a Road from Blair 's Ferry to Frank- 1" force Feb. 
fort, and for other purposes. » 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, commissioners 
represented in the General Assembly, That John Baldwin, appointed to lo- 
Thomas Consert and Daniel Watkins, be, and they are cate said 10a,i - 
hereby appointed commissioners to view, lay out and mark 
a road from Blair's ferry on the Ohio river in Pope county, 
to intersect M'Farland's road at or near Bradford's, and 
from thence to Vandalia. The road as it now runs, by 
Blackman's in Gallatin county, thence by M'Rery's old 
place, thence by Estes's, thence by Mount Vernon, and 
thence to Vandalia, be, and the same is hereby declared a 
State road, together with such part of said road as may be 



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laid out by said commissioners; all of which shall be open- 
ed and kept in repair as other State roads are by law re- 
quired to be. 

form "heir dT , Sec ' 2 * That said commissioner* shall view, mark and 

tks. locate said road, on or before the first day of August, 1835, 

and shall be allowed, out of the County Treasury of Pope 

county, one dollar per day while employed as such com- 



missioners. 



Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



10 1835 ACT a PP ointin g Commissioners to re-vieiv so much of 

the State Road leading from the county seat of Peoria 
county, to the State line of Indiana, as lies in the county of 
Tazewell, and for other purposes. 



apTo^STrt Sec ' *• Be U enacted h V the people of the State of Illinois, 
view said road, represented in the General Assembly, That Francis Voris of 
Peoria, Christopher O. Neville and Simon Porter of Taze- 
well county, be, and the same are hereby appointed com- 
missioners to re-view and re-locate so much of the said 
road as lies between the east line of Tazewell county and 
the town of Peoria; and the said commissioners shall meet 

where" to Let ^ the t0Wn ° f Mackinaw on the first day of May, or with- 
,eet - in fifteen days thereafter, and after taking the necessary 
oath, shall proceed to locate, survey, and stake out said 
road, and shall return an accurate map or plat of the same 
at the next commissioners' court after the same has been 
done, and the said county commissioners' court may allow 

Compensation, the said commissioners a reasonable compensation for their 
services, and shall cause their supervisors to open and keep 
in repair the said road as other roads in their respective 
districts. 

Commissioners Sec. 2. That William Mettz of Calhoun county, Daniel 

TaTcSnott Shinn of Pike count y' and Erastus Stone of Schuyler couri- 
er road. tyj De > and they are hereby appointed commissioners to 
to view and locate a State road from Gilead in Calhoun 
county via Pittsfield in Pike county, thence to Rushville in 
Schuyler county, under the provisions of an act to locate 
a State road through Calhoun and Pike counties to Rush- 
ville in Schuyler county, approved, February 27th, 1833. 
When and Said commissioners shall meet at Gilead on the first Mon- 
wheie to meet, day in May next, or within one month thereafter, and pro- 
ceed to locate said road as provided in said act, and shall 
Compensation, receive their compensation as therein provided. 

Approved, Feb. 10, 1835. 



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AN ACT relative to a State Road therein named. In farce F«k 

13, 1835. 

Sec. 1. 5e i£ enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Commissioners 
represented in the General Assembly, That Reuben Harrison, appointed to 
John Clary and Tandy James, be, and they are hereby ap- loc *i te raid 
pointed commissioners to view, mark and permanently lo- 
cate so much of the State road leading from Springfield in 
Sangamon county, to Lewiston in Fulton county, as lies 
between Springfield and George G. Miller's ferry on the 
Sangamon river. 

Sec. 2. The said commissioners, or a majority of them, when and 
shall meet at the town of Springfield on the second Mon- where to meet, 
day in March next, or as soon thereafter as practicable, 
and after being duly sworn by some officer authorized to 
administer oaths, shall proceed to perform the duties requi- 
red of them by this act, avoiding as much as possible the 
injury of private property. 

Sec. 3. The said commissioners shall as soon thereafter Slia11 |nakc »'<•- 
as convenient, cause to be filed with the clerk of the coun- pon " 
ty commissioners' court of the county of Sangamon, a re- 
port and complete map of said road, which report and map 
shall be preserved, and shall form a part of the record of 
said court. Said road, when so established, shall be kept 
in repair as other State roads are. 

Sec. 4. The county commissioners' court of Sangamon Compensation, 
county, shall allow to said commissioners, out of the Coun- 
ty Treasury, such compensation as to them shall seem just 
and reasonable. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



AJS ACT to locate a State Road therein named, and for In force Feb. 
other purposes. ' J ' 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Hlpiois, ^JfJj*JJ 
represented in the General Assetnbly, That so much of the 10a 
State road leading from Jacksonville in Morgan county, to 
Quincy in Adams county, (established by an act entitled 
"An act to locate a State road from Jacksonville in Mor- 
gan county to Quincy in Adams county, and for other pur- 
poses," approved, February 25th, 1833,) as lies between 
Meridocia and John Wigle's in Adams county, be, and the 
same is hereby vacated. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That John Taylor, senr.,^~on^ 
Benjamin Kendrick and Harvey Luster of the county of ,j£ teacertahl 
Schuyler, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners road. 



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to view, mark and locate a State road from a point on the 
west bank of Illinois river, opposite Meridocia; thence to 
the nearest and best route through Mount Sterling to the 
western boundary line of Schuyler county in the direction 
of Quincy, doing as little injury to private property as the 
public convenience will permit. 
Where and Sec. 3. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall 

when to meet. meet at jyj ount Sterling on the first Monday in May next, 
or within one month thereafter, and after being duly sworn 
by some justice of the peace faithfully to perform the du- 
ties required of them by this act, shall proceed to locate 
said road accordingly. Said road shall be marked in the 
prairie by suitable stakes, well set in the earth, and in the 
timbered land by hacks and blazes upon the trees. They 
shall make a return of the location thereof to the county 
commissioners' court of Schuyler county, particularly no- 
ting all the principal places upon and near said road. Said 
commissioners shall receive for their services, one dollar 
and fifty cents each per day, for all the time necessarily 
employed in said work, together with a reasonable com- 
Compensation. pensation for one hand as a marker, which sum shall be 
paid by the county of Schuyler. Said road shall, in all re- 
spects, be deemed a public highway, and shall be opened 
and kept in repair as other State roads are. 

Approved, Feb. 7, 1835. 



In force Jan. AN ACT to locate a State Road from Shelbyville to Chicago. 

v . . Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 

appointed tolo- represented in the General Assembly, That George H. Beeler 
cate said road, of Shelby county, A. H. Kelly of Macon county, Philip 
Stanford of Champaign county, Robert Hill of Iroquois 
county, and Hiram Pearson of Cook county, be, and they 
are hereby appointed commissioners to view, survey and 
locate a State road, to commence at Shelbyville in Shelby 
county, thence to Chicago in Cook county, or to intersect 
the Chicago and Vincennes road at or near where it cross- 
es the Iroquois river, if the commissioners see proper. 
When and Sec. 2. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall 

where to meet, meet in the town of Shelbyville on the first Monday in 
June next, or as soon thereafter as practicable, and first 
being duly sworn before some justice of the peace faithful- 
ly to perform the duties required by this act, shall proceed 
to view, mark and locate said road on the nearest and best 
possible route from point to point, taking into considera- 



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tion the public convenience, utility and economy, so as to 
make the same a permanent road. 

Sec. 3. Said commissioners shall, on or before the first Shall make re- 
Monday of July next, make out a report of their proceed- port - 
ings to the county commissioners' courts of the several 
counties through which said road shall pass, signed by each 
of said commissioners, with the number of days they were 
employed in locating said road, and said commissioners 
shall receive one dollar and fifty cents per day for every Compensation, 
day they may be necessarily employed in locating said 
road, to be paid out of the County Treasuries of the sev- 
eral counties through which said road may pass. 

Sec. 4. When the said road shall have been located and Declared a 
the reports filed as aforesaid, it shall be, and is hereby de- *>ate road, 
clared a State road, and shall be opened thirty feet wide, 
and kept in repair as other State roads are in this State: 
Provided, however, if the said commissioners think proper 
to intersect the Chicago and Vincennes State road as pro- 
vided in the first section of this act, it shall not be necessa- 
ry for said commissioners to locate that part of said road 
which lies between Chicago and the point where the said 
road shall intersect the aforesaid State road. 

This act to be in full force and virtue from and after its 
passage. 

Approved, Feb. 7, 1834. 



AN ACT to locate a State Road from Knoxville to New In force Feb. 

Boston. 13 > 1835 - 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted, by the people of the State of Illinois, Commissioners 
represented in the General Assembly, That Erastus Deniston a PP°u»tedtolo- 

i-TiT -n i • /-<•! J /• Tir , cate said road. 

ot Mercer county, Ephraim Gilmer oi Warren county, and 
John Gum of Knox county, be, and they are hereby ap- 
pointed commissioners to view, mark and locate a State 
road from Knoxville in Knox county, the nearest and best 
route to New Boston, on the Mississippi river, in Mercer 
county. The said commissioners, or a majority of them, 
shall meet in Knoxville on the first Monday of June next. When and 
or within three months thereafter; and after being duly " 
sworn before some justice of the peace faithfully to dis- 
charge the duties required of them by this act, shall pro- 
ceed to locate said road as herein provided for, by placing 
substantial stakes in the ground in the prairie, and mark- 
ing the trees through the timber; and said commissioners gha]] makere . 
shall, on or before the first day of September next, make a turn. 

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return of the location of said road, designating the impor- 
tant points through which the same is located, to the coun- 
ty commissioners' courts of the several counties through 
which the same shall pass, which return shall be entered 
upon the records, and filed in the clerks office, and said 
road shall be a public and State road, and opened and kept 
in repair as other public roads. 
Compensation. Sec. 2. The said commissioners shall receive such com- 
pensation for their services as the commissioners' court of 
the counties through which said road shall pass, may deem 
just and reasonable, to be paid out of the several County 
Treasuries. 

Sec. 3. The county commissioners' court of Mercer and 
Knox counties, may, at any time they shall agree upon, 
have said road surveyed, and plats thereof filed in the sev- 
eral clerks' offices of the county commissioners' courts 
through which said road may pass. 

Sec. 4. That James Ferguson and Henry M. Gillett of 
Commissioners tne coun ty f Knox, and Roma Wells of Rock Island coun- 
ldcate'eertain ty, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to 
other road. view, mark and locate a road from Knoxville in Knox coun- 
ty, to the county seat of Rock Island county, varying as 
little as practicable from a direct line, having in view the 
most eligible route, its permanency, and a due regard to 
the public convenience. 
When and S EC . 5. The said commissioners, or a majority of them, 

where to meet, ^j meet at Knoxville on the first Monday in June next, 
or within three months thereafter, and after being duly 
sworn before some justice of the peace faithfully and im- 
partially to discharge the duties required of them by this 
act, shall proceed to view, mark and locate said road, and 
Shall make re- as soon thereafter as practicable, make a report thereof and 
P 01t - forward a copy thereof to the clerk of the county commis- 

sioners' court in each county through which the same may 
pass, which shall be by him filed in his office, and the road 
thus laid out, is declared a State road, and shall be opened 
and kept in repair as other State roads are. 
Compensation. Sec. 6. The said commissioners shall receive such com- 
pensation for their services as the commissioners' court of 
the counties through which the said road shall pass, may 
deem just and reasonable, to be paid out of the several 
County Treasuries. 

Sec. 7. The county commissioners' court of Knox and 
Rock Island counties, may, at any time they shall agree 
upon, have said road surveyed, and plats thereof filed in 
the several clerks' offices of the county commissioners' 
courts through which said road may pass. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 






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AN ACT to amend an act to establish a State Road from T " to"* Jan 
Hillsboro' to Alton. 7 ' l6:i ~>- 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Pju , ofactre 
represented in the General Assembly, "That so much of the pealed, 
act, approved, January 7, 1833, to establish a State road 
from Hillsboro' in Montgomery county, to Alton in Madi- 
son county, as authorized David Roach and Thomas G. 
Hawlcy of Madison county, to view and locate said road 
above named, be, and the same is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That Samuel Voiles and 0ther commis- 
Nimrod Dorsey of Madison county, be, and they are here- si T ers , appo5n " 

i ■ , j * ■ y. . . J . ted lo local.' 

by appointed commissioners to act in conjunction with Da- gaid mad. 
vid Star of Montgomery county, and that the said commis- 
sioners are to meet in Hillsboro' on or before the first Mon- 
day in May next, and after having taken the oath required 
by the act to which this is an amendment, they shall pro- 
ceed to locate said road, in every respect, as is prescribed 
in the above named act. 

This act to take effect from and after its passage. 

ArPROVED, Jan. 7, 1835, 



-AN ACT declaring the Road leading from Paris in Edgar In force Jan. 
County to the State Line, in a direction towards Terrc 7 ' l835. 
Haute in Indiana, a Slate Road. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Road declared 
represented, in the General Assembly, That the road leading a state toad, 
from Paris in Edgar county, by Smith Shaw's, Hall Sims's, 
Thomas Forrester's and Martin Kay's, to the State line, in 
a direction towards Terre Haute in Indiana, as now travel- 
ed, be, and the same is hereby declared a State road, and 
shall be kept in repair by the county commissioners as 
other State roads. 

This act to take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 7, 1835. 



AN ACT to change a Stale Road therein named. i„ force Feb, 

6, 18.35. 



Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of. the State of Illinois, c 
represented in the General Assembly., That Thomas Griffith, aj 



'ommissioiicrs 

ppo)nt;d to iv- 



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locate said Benjamin Briggs, and Joshua Brown of the county of Taze- 
well, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to 
re-view and re-locate that or any part of the State road 
leading from Pekin to Danville, which lies between said 
town and of Pekin and the town of Mackinaw. 
When and S EC . o. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall 

mhere to meet. meet m ^ town of p ekin on or before the first day of 

May next, and after being duly sworn by some justice of 
the peace faithfully to discharge the duties herein required 
of them, shall proceed to execute the same, and on or be- 
fore the first day of June next, shall make report of their 
proceedings to the county commissioners' court of Taze- 
well county, and said court shall cause said road to be open- 
ed and kept in repair as other State roads are. 

Compeivsation. g EC> 3. Said commissioners shall receive for their servi- 
ces a reasonable compensation, to be paid out of the Coun- 
ty Treasury, by order of the county commissioners court. 

Part of road So much of said road as said commissioners shall deem it 

vacated. expedient to change, is hereby vacated. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT declaring the road from Mount Vernon to Fair- 
12 ' 1835 - field a State Road. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the road as now 
laid out from Mount Vernon in Jefferson county, by way 
of E. Maulding's mill, to Fairfield in Wayne county, be, 
and the same is hereby declared a State road. 

This act to take effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to lay out a Road from, Moses Thomas's in Cham- 
p '. 1835 - paign County, to Bloomington in AVLean County. 

Commissioners Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the Stale of Illinois, 

eat P e°saM load" re F resenteci in the General Assembly, That George Akers and 

' Moses Thomas of Champaign county, and James M. Kel- 

lep of M'Lean county, be, and they are hereby appointed 

commissioners to view, mark and locate a road from Moses 






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Thomas's in Champaign county, by way of Urbana in said 
county, to Bloomington in M'Lean county. 

Sec. 2. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall When and 
meet at the house of Moses Thomas on the first day of April where l0 ,nwt 
next, or as soon thereafter as they conveniently can, and 
after being first duly sworn before some justice of the peace 
faithfully to discharge the duties required of them by this 
act, shall forthwith proceed to view, mark and locate said 
road on the nearest and best ground for a permanent road, 
doing as little injury to private property as the public good 
will permit. 

Sec. 3. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall, Shall make 
on or before the first Monday in June next, make a map or ma P ol said 
plat of that part of said road, which lies in the respective 
counties, and transmit the same to each of the clerks of the 
county commissioners' courts respectively, to be by him 
filed in his office, and shall also make a full map or plat of 
said road, and transmit the same to the office ot the Secre- 
tary of State of this State, there to be filed and preserved. 

Sec. 4. When said road shall be located and established, Declared a 
it shall be deemed a public highway, shall be opened sixty i Hlblic h| S n " 
feet wide, and shall be kept in repair as other public high- VVl 
ways. 

Sec. 5. The county commissioners' courts of the respec- Compensation 
tive counties, shall cause to be paid to the said road com- 
missioners, and such hands as the said commissioners may 
find it necessary to employ in viewing, marking and loca- 
ting said road, such compensation out of the County Trea- 
sury as they may deem reasonable. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



AN ACT to revive and continue in force "An act authori- 1„ f 0VC e Feb 
zing a re-view of a part of the Vincennes and Chicago 6, ib35. 
Road." 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Act revived 
represented in the General Assembly, That the act, entitled 
"An act authorizing a re-view and re-location of a part of 
the State road from Vincennes to Chicago," approved, Fe- 
bruary 28th, 1833, be, and the same is hereby revived and 
continued in force for two years from and after the passage 
of this act. 

Sec. 2. The commissioners in said aet named, to which 
this is an amendment, may, at any time within three months 
from the passage hereof, take the oath prescribed by said 



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act, and enter upon and perform the duties in said recited 
act: Provided, the acts^f a majority thereof shall be a 
sufficient compliance with said act to all intents and pur- 
poses, as is by the said act contemplated, as fully to every 
intent and purpose as if done originally within the time 
named therein. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



In force Jan. AN ACT to change part of the State Road leading from 
27 > 1835 - Hillsboro* to Shelbyville. 

Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That so much of the 
State road, leading from Hillsboro' to Shelbyville, as lies 
between the Long Branch near Isaiah Grantham's and the 
school house near Mark J. Rutledge, in the county of Mont- 
gomery, be so changed as to run on the line dividing sec- 
tion thirty-two, east and west, and from the east side of 
said section to run a straight course to the ford of the Long 
Branch near said Grantham's, and from the west side of 
said section a straight course to the said school house; and 
said road when so changed, to be worked and kept in re- 
pair as other State roads are. 

This act to take effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Approved, Jan. 27, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to locate a Slate Road from Frankfort in Frank- 
13, 1835. n n County, by way of Vienna in Johnson County, to the 

Ohio River. 

f , . . Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 

Commissioners , . , „ i a i i rni ^ t t> • i 

appointed to represented in the General Assembly, inat James bain and 

locate said Ivy Reynolds of Johnson county, and Cudworlh Harrison 
of Franklin county, be, and they are hereby appointed com- 
missioners to view, survey and locate a State road from 
Frankfort in Franklin county, the nearest and best practi- 
cable route to Vienna, and from Vienna the nearest and 
most practicable route to Wilcox's ferry on the Ohio river. 



road 



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Sec. 2. The said commissioners, or a majority of them, Where and 
shall meet at Frankfort on the first day of May next, or when t0 meet 
within three months thereafter, who, after being duly sworn 
by some justice of the peace, faithfully to observe the pro- 
visions of this act, shall proceed to view and locate said 
road, taking into consideration the local situation of the 
country and the public convenience, and shall fix said road 
on the most advantageous ground for a permanent road; 
and the said commissioners shall, on or before the first day Shall make a 
of November next, make or cause to be made, a true sur- retum . t0 tlie 

j r - j j L'i-1- • 11 i commissioners' 

vey and map ot said road, which being signed by them or court of John- 
a majority of them, a duplicate shall be delivered, one to son and Frank- 
the county commissioners' court of Johnson county, and lm counties - 
the other to the county commissioners' court of Franklin 
county. 

Sec. 3. The said road, when laid out as aforesaid, shall Declared a 
be deemed and considered a State road, shall be opened, state road, 
worked, and kept in repair as other State roads are ; and 
the said commissioners so appointed, shall receive such 
compensation out of the County Treasuries of the respec- Compensation 
tive counties through which said road may pass, as the re- of coinmission - 
spective commissioners' courts may deem just and reasona- 
ble; the county of Jackson paying the two commissioners 
appointed from that county, and the county of Franklin 
paying the commissioner residing in said county. 

Sec. 4. That the county commissioners of said county c 
of Johnson shall, at the term of the court next succeeding m issioners of 
the location of said road, proceed to contract for the im- Johnson county 
provement of such parts of said road, as they may think *? c ° ntra ct for 
proper, within the county of Johnson, until they shall have m ent of said 
expended the two hundred and twenty dollars which was road. 
appropriated by the legislature by an act, entitled "An act 
making an appropriation out of the State Treasury, to 
Johnson county," approved, March 1st, 1833, and so much 
of said act as is repugnant to this act, be, and the same is Partial repeal, 
hereby repealed. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



AN ACT to change a part of the State Road leading from In force April 
Equality to Mount Vernon. ] ' 1835 - 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Road vacated. 
represented in the General Assembly, That so much of the 
State road leading from Equality to Mount Vernon, as lies 
between the house of Cornelius Elliott and the line between 



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Abraham T. M'Cool and Offitt's, crossing said road, be, and 
the same is hereby discontinued; and that from and after 
the fust day of April next, the said Mount Vernon road 
shall run on the Frankfort road to the line between said 
M'Cool and Offitt's, thence north to the Mount Vernon 
road. 

This act to take effect and be in force from and after the 
first day of April next. 

Approved, Feb. 15, 1835. 



In force Jan. AN ACT to lay ovt a State Road from, the Wabash to the 
' ' Yellow Banks on the Mississippi. 

Commissioners Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 

appointed to represented, in the, General Assembly, That Panrick Owens of 

locate saki Knox county, Samuel Allen of Peoria county, and Robert 

Bird of Putnam county, be, and they are hereby appointed 

commissioners to view, mark and locate a road from a point 

on the eastern boundary line of this State, where a line 

running due west from Logansport in the State of Indiana 

would cross said State line, thence westward the nearest 

and best route to Allenton, at the head of Lake Peoria on 

the Illinois river, thence to the seat of justice of Knox 

county, thence to the seat of justice of Warren county, 

thence to the Lower Yellow Banks on the Mississippi river. 

When and S KC . 2. The said commissioners, or a majority of them, 

where to meet, ^i meet at Knoxvi Jl e on or be fo re t h e first day f J mle 

next, and after being duly sworn by some justice of the 
peace, faithfully to view and locate said road, without par- 
tiality, favor or affection, shall immediately thereafter pro- 
ceed to discharge the duties required of them by this act, 
placing in the prairie through which the same shall pass, 
stakes of a reasonable size, and of durable timber. 
Shall file a re- Sec. 3. As soon as practicable after said road is located, 
port of said sa j c j commissioners or a majority of them, shall make out 

road with the -ii i , c • i i i 

Secretary of a report, accompanied by a map or plat «t said road, de- 
State, noting the courses and distances from point to point, with 
such other remarks as they or a majority of them may 
deem necessary and proper, and transmit the same to the 
Secretary of State; and they or a majority of them, shall 
Also, with make a map or plat of so much of said road as lies within 
county courts. fa e respective counties, and transmit it to the clerks of the 
county commissioners' courts of the respective counties 
through which the same may pass, which shall be filed and 
preserved in the office of said court. 



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Sec. 4. When said road shall be located, it shall be to all Road declared 
intents and purposes a State road, four poles wide, and shall a state roa(K 
be opened and kept in repair as other State roads are in 
this State. 

Sec. 5. The county commissioners court of each county Compensation, 
through which the said road may pass, are hereby authori- 
zed, if they shall think proper, to allow said commissioners 
one dollar and fifty cents per day, for the time necessarily 
employed in locating the said road in each of their respec- 
tive counties: Provided, That nothing herein contained, Proviso, 
shall be so construed as to create any liability on the part 
of this State, to pay said commissioners for their services 
rendered under the authority of this act. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 26, 1835. 



AN ACT to amend an act. entitled "An act to locate a State Road In force Jan. 
from Quincy in Adams County to Macomb in JSVDonough Conn- *?> 1835. 
ty," approved, February 12th, 1833. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the commission- 
ers named in the act to wdiich this is an amendment, or a 
majority of them, shall proceed to survey, mark and locate 
said road from Quincy to Fairfield in Adams county, and 
from thence to Macomb in M'Donough county, according 
to the provisions of the act to which this is an amendment, 
previous to the first day of August next. 

Approvkp, Jan. 17. 1835. 



AN ACT to change part of certain State Roads. in force Jan. 

5 r J 24,1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Commissioner« 
represented in the General Assembly, That Daniel Roberts, ^^ 
John O. Briant and Nathan Dellon, be, and are hereby ap- road . 
pointed commissioners to re-view and re-locate that or any 
part of the State road leading from Springfield to Peoria, 
which lies between the north end of John T. Scott's lane 
on section number thirty-five, in township number twenty- 
five north, range number four west, and the north line cf 
said township twenty-five. 

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When and S EC . 2. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall 

where to meet. meet on or be f ore t h e first day of May next, and after be- 
ing duly sworn by some justice of the peace, faithfully to 
discharge the duties herein required of them, shall proceed 
to execute the same, and on or before the first day of June 
next, shall make a report of their proceedings to the coun- 
ty commissioners' court of Tazewell county, and said court 
shall cause said road to be opened and kept in repair as 
other State roads are. 
Compensation. g EC . 3, g a id commissioners shall receive for their servi- 
ces a reasonable compensation, to be paid out of the Coun- 
ty Treasury by order of the county commissioners' court. 
So much of said road as said commissioners shall deem it 
expedient to change, is hereby vacated. 
Commissioners Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That George H. Hanna, 
appointed to^ ] som Clay, Jr., and Solomon Litten, be, and are hereby ap- 
othe/road? ain pointed commissioners to change the location of the State 
road from Belgrade in Pope county, by Green's mill, inter- 
sect the State road leading from Golconda to Vandalia, so 
as to diverge from the present location, at a point three 
quarters of a mile from the Ohio river, running through frac- 
tional section number eight, in township sixteen south, of 
range five east, of the third principal meridian, in the dis- 
trict of lands offered for sale at Shawneetown, and to ter- 
minate on the Ohio river, seventeen poles above the ter- 
Proviso. mination of the present location: Provided, the said 

change can be made upon as good ground for a road as is 
upon the road at present located. 
When and Sec. 5. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall 

where to meet. mee t n or before the first day of April next, and after be- 
ing duly sworn before some justice of the peace, as prescri- 
bed in the second section of this bill, shall proceed to per- 
Their duty. f° rm tne duties required of them by this act, and on or be- 
fore the first day of June thereafter, make a report of their 
Shall make re- proceedings to the county commissioners' court of Pope 
port to county coun ty, and thereafter said court shall cause said road as 
" changed to be opened and kept in repair as other State 
roads. 
Compensation. Sec. 6. Said commissioners shall receive for their servi- 
ces a reasonable compensation, not to exceed one dollar 
per day, to be paid out of the County Treasury of said 
Pan of road county of Pope. So much of the old road as may be chan- 
vacated. g e( j ^ ga -j comm j ss ioners, is hereby vacated, and the new- 

location established in lieu thereof. 

Approved, Jan. 24, 1835. 



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AN ACT establishing a Stale Road. I« force Jan. 

27, 183;"). 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the county road 
now leading east from Danville, in the county of Vermilion 
in this State, to the State line dividing Illinois from Indi- 
ana, at the point where the road from Covington to Dan- 
ville strikes said line, be, and the same is hereby declared 
a State road, and shall be kept in repair as other State 
roads, 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 27, 1835. 



AN -ACT to locate and establish a State Road therein named. In force Jan. 

24, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Commissioners 
represented in the General Assembly, That Anthony W. Ca- ^"^^J" 
lad and Joseph Penn, sen., of the county of St. Clair, Jo- 
seph Duncan of the county of Madison, and Benjamin 
Johnson of the county of Bond, be. and they are hereby 
appointed commissioners to view, mark and locate a road 
from the town of Lebanon in St. Clair county, to the house 
of Benjamin Johnson on the Edwardsville and Vandalia 
road in Bond county. 

Sec. 2. The said commissioners, or any two of them, When to meet. 
shall meet at the town of Lebanon on the first day of May 
next, or within thirty days thereafter, and before entering 
on the duties assigned them by this act, to take an oath be- 
fore some justice of the peace of the county in which they 
may meet, and then proceed to view, mark and locate said 
road on the nearest and most eligible ground. 

Sec 3. The said commissioners shall cause a true report Theil . d|lty _ 
of said road, signed by them, to be lodged with each of the 
county commissioners'' courts in the counties through which 
it may pass, which road, when laid out as aforesaid, shall be 
deemed and considered a public State road, and the coun- 
ty commissioners' courts of the counties through which 
said road may pass, shall appoint supervisors and cause 
said road to be opened, worked, and kept in repair as other 
public roads are; and the said county commissioners 1 courts 
may allow said commissioners a reasonable compensation Compensation, 
for their services, to be paid out of the County Treasuries 
in the county which they may reside. 

Sec 4. That the act, approved February 22d, 1833, ap- 
pointing commissioners to view, mark and locate a State 



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%Sl5£L T\r° m ^.anon in St. Clair county, to Lower Alton on 
force. me Mississippi river, be, and the same is herebv declared 

Proviso. to.be m full force and effect: Provided, That the' said com- 

missioners shall locate and establish said road on or before 
the first Monday in June next. 

Approved, Jan. 24, 1 835. 



l3, 1835. Feb " AN ACT t0 chan g e a P art °f the State Road leading from 
Va.7ida.lia to Golconda, and for other purposes. 

Commissioners Sec. 1. Be it enacted bxj the people of the State of Illinois 
5523d ^presented in the General Assembly, That John S. Davis and 
road. Abraham Romine, sen., be appointed commissioners to re- 

view, re-locate and re-survey so much of the State road 
leading from Vandalia to Golconda, established in 1823, as 
lies between the bridge on the East Fork of the Kaskas- 
kia, now being constructed in the county of Marion, and 
John Myers's in the said county of Marion, so as to pass 
by Salem, the seat of justice thereof. 
When and Sec * 2 ° . The commissioners aforesaid, shall meet at Har- 

where to meet, dy Foster's on the first day of June next, or within sixty 
days thereafter, and before entering on the duties assigned 
them by this act, shall take an oath before some justice of 
the peace, faithfully and impartially to locate said road, 
keeping in view the shortness of the route and the eligibili- 
ty of ground, so as to make the same a permanent road. 
Shall make re- Sec. 3. The said commissioners, so soon as they shall 
port thereof, have completed said work, shall make a report thereof, un- 
der their hands, and return the same to the county com- 
missioners' court of the said county of Marion. 

Sec. 4. When said report shall be filed in the office of 
Compensation, the clerk of the county commissioners' court of the said 
county of Marion, the whole bill of expenses of commis- 
sioners, and all other necessary persons employed, shall be 
made out and presented to said county commissioners' 
court, who shall make an allowance therefor, for the sums 
severally due, allowing the commissioners one dollar and 
fifty cents each, and all other persons necessarily employ- 
ed, seventy-five cents per day each. 
County com- Sec. 5. The said county commissioners' court of Marion, 

MaSrshan sha11 cause the said road to be opened four poles wide so 
cause said road soon as Practicable, and kept in repair to the best advan- 

to be opened, tage. 

. Sec. 6. That the appropriation of one hundred dollars 

ierta,n appro- f or building a bridge across the East Fork of the Kaskas- 



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kia river, on the State road leading from Vandalia to Gol- priation remo- 
conda, made by the law appropriating a portion of the vccL 
avails arising from the sale of Saline lands in Gallatin coun- 
ty, to internal improvement, be, and the same is hereby 
removed and appropriated to the building and construction 
of a bridge across the said stream at the point where the 
new State road, contemplated in this act, may pass the 
same, and that part of the said State road which must be 
changed in order for the same to pass the aforesaid bridge, 
be, and the same is hereby declared a State road, and shall 
be worked upon and kept in repair as such. 

Sec, 7. The county commissioners, respectively, of the ( '? umy com ". 
counties of Marion and Clay, are hereby vested with pow- MarioTand 
er and authority to enter, or cause to be entered, for the Clay counties 
use of the people of their respective counties, with the auth ° r «* d t0 
commissioner of the Gallatin county Saline lands, any ^"nds to the 
quantity of land at the minimum price, and in legal subdivi- amount of their 
sions, amounting to a sum not exceeding their respective res P e c u y e a P- 
appropriations, made to them by the law aforesaid: JPro- pi _ 
vided, That the land, or the proceeds thereof, be specifical- Pl0yiso - 
ly appropriated to the objects contemplated in the law 
aforesaid, and none other. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1335. 



AN ACT to amend "An act directing the location of a State J 11 J™jj? Jan 
Road from Carmi in White County, to the County Road ' 
leading from Palestine to Heath's mill in Lawrence Coun- 
ty." 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Commissioner. 
represented in the General Assembly. That Joseph Robin- appointed to 

• .._ *J \ - lOCcLtC SCI ' r J 

son of Edwards county, William Higgins and Samuel H. roa( j. 
Clubb of Lawrence county, or any two of them, are here- 
by appointed commissioners to view, locate and mark a 
State road from Henry I. Mills's in Edwards county, to 
Higgins's mills in Edwards county, on the Bon Pas creek; 
thence to Benjamin Sumner's in Lawrence county; thence 
the nearest and best route to Heath's mills on the Embar- 
rass river in Lawrence county, and thence north to inter- 
sect the county road in Crawford county, leading from Pa- 
lestine to Heath's mills; and shall make report thereof to 
the clerks of the county commissioners' courts of Edwards 
and Lawrence counties, of that part thereof that may be 
in such county; and the county commissioners' court of 
Edwards county shall make said commissioners a just and Compensation. 



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equitable allowance for all time and necessary expense in 
viewing and reporting the same, to be paid out of the Coun- 
ty Treasury, for that part that may pass through such 
county; and the county commissioners' court of Law- 
rence county shall, in like manner, make said commission- 
ers a just and equitable compensation for all time and ne- 
cessary expense in viewing and reporting the same, to be 
paid out of the County Treasury, for that part that may 
pass through such county. 

Sec. 2. The said commissioners, or any two of them, 
shall meet on the first day of April next, or within a month 
thereafter, at Henry I. Mills's, and being sworn before 
some justice of the peace, faithfully to discharge the duties 
required of them by this act, shall proceed to view, locate 
and mark said road; and said road, thus laid out, shall be, 
and is hereby declared a State road, and shall be opened 
and kept in repair in the same manner as other public roads. 
\cts repealed. Sec. 3. The third and fourth sections of the act to which 
this is an amendment, are hereby repealed. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 7, 1835. 



When and 
where to meet. 



j„ f„ „ v k -4-iV ACT to locate a State Road from Shelby ville to the 

Jn iorce reb. J J _ 

6, 1835. Great Wabash River, in Lawrence County, opposite \ in- 

clines, in Indiana. 

^'o'ntedTio Sec * l ' Beit enacted b V the people of the State of Illinois; 

cate said r oa.d~ . re P resen ted in the General Assembly, That Silas P. Rhodes 
of Shelby county, Silas Hart of Coles county, Lewis W. 
Jourdan of Jasper county, and John Adams of Lawrence 
county, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners 
to mark and locate a State road from Shelbyville to the 
Great Wabash river, in Lawrence county, opposite Yin- 
cennes in Indiana. 

Sec. 2. The said commissioners, or a majority of them, 

whenVmcet. sha11 meet in tne town of Shelbyville on the first Monday 
of May next, or as soon thereafter as practicable, and af- 
ter being duly sworn before some justice of the peace, - 
ceed to view, mark and locate said road on the nearest and 
most eligible route, taking into view the present and future 
population. 

Shall make re- Sec 3. The said commissioners shall, during the month 

port. f May next, or as soon thereafter as possible, cause a true 

report of said road, with the number of days they were 
employed in locating the same, signed by them, to be lodg- 



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ed with each of the county commissioners' courts in the 
counties respectively through which it may pass; which 
road, when laid out as aforesaid, shall be considered a pub- 
lic State road; and the county commissioners of the sev- To ' Je a * uac 
eral counties through which said road may pass, shall ap- ° 
point Supervisors, and cause the same to be opened and 
kept in repair as other State roads are; and said commis- 
sioners shall receive such compensation for their services. Compensation. 
not exceeding one dollar and fifty cents per day, out of the 
respective County Treasuries in which they reside, as may 
be deemed reasonable. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



AN ACT to authorize the County Commissioners of Edgar In force Feb, 
County to Establish and Re-locate a certain Road therein ' ^"^ 
mentioned. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the county com- 
missioners of Edgar county, are hereby authorized, if in 
their judgment they may think it right and expedient, to 
alter and re-locate so much of the Chicago road as lies be- 
tween George Redmond's in said county, and the town of 
Paris, so as to establish the same as now traveled, so as to 
intersect the Terre Haute road at the mouth of Smith 
Shaw's lane in the vicinity of Paris. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



AN ACT for the altering of the Vincennes and Chicago I» force Feb. 
State' Road. I0 ' 1835< 

Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, commissioners 
represented in the General Assembly, That Peleg Spencer, appointed to re- 
John H. Murphy and Edward M. 'Wilson, be, and they are [°^ te sai,! 
hereby appointed commissioners to view and re-locate that 
part of the Vincennes and Chicago State road that lies be- 
tween the one hundred and third, and one hundred and fifth 
mile stones, as surveyed by D. W. Beckwith, county sur- 
veyor, taking into consideration the injury to private pro- 
perty, as now located; also, the injury by the proposed al- 
teration, and make report thereof to the commissioners' 



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court of Vermilion county. They shall also report, whether 
or not, said road should be so altered, and in case the\ 
should report unfavorable to such alteration, it shall not be 
made. 
When and Sec. 2. Said commissioners shall meet in Danville on or 

where to meet, before the first Monday in April next, and after being duty 
sworn before some justice of the peace, impartially to view 
and re-locate the same, shall, within fifteen days after the 
re-location of said road, cause a true survey and map of 
the same to be lodged with the clerk of the county com- 
missioners' court of Vermilion county. 
Declared a S EC . 3. Said road, when re-located as aforesaid, shall be 

way* lg " deemed a public highway, and opened and kept in repair as 

other State roads are. 
Compensation. Sec. 4. The county commissioners' court shall allow to 
said commissioners, a reasonable compensation for their 
services. * 

Approved, Feb. 10, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to locate a Road from Golconda in Pope County 
13, 1835. t Pinckneyville in Perry County. 

Commissioners Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
appointed to io- r gp resenfe ^ j n t j le General Assembly, That John Witt of the 
. count y Q f p p e ^ Cud worth Harrison and William Ryburn 
of the county of Franklin, and Joseph Wells of the coun- 
ty of Perry, be, and they are hereby appointed commis- 
sioners to view, survey and locate a road from Golconda in 
Pope county, to Pinckneyville in Perry county. 
When and Sec. 2. The said commissioners, or a majority of them, 

where to meet. s ^\ me et at Golconda on the second Monday in May 
next, or within three months thereafter, who, after being 
duly sworn before some justice of the peace, faithfully to 
discharge the duties enjoined on them by the provisions of 
this act, shall proceed to view, survey and locate said road, 
taking into consideration the local situation of the country 
through which the same may pass, and establish the same 
on the most eligible and advantageous ground, so as to 
make it a permanent and good road; and the said commis- 
sioners shall, on or before the first Monday of September, 
make, or cause to be made, true surveys and maps of said 
road, signed by them respectively, to be lodged by them in 
the office of the clerk of county commissioners' courts of 
the counties through which the said road may pass, or be 
located. 



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Sec. 3. The said road, when laid out as aforesaid, shall Said road de- 
be deemed and considered a public State road, and the cI ^ ed a St:itc 
county commissioners' courts of the counties through * ' 
which said road may pass, shall appoint supervisors over 
. said road, and cause the same to be opened four poles wide, 
and to be worked and kept in good repair. 

Sec. 4. The road leading from Pinckneyville by Lively's Certain other 

ferry and Belleville to St. Louis, is hereby declared to be a l o 0ad decl " ed a 
c<, ' i J state road. 

State road. 

Sec. 5. The commissioners appointed under the ptoyi- Compensation 

sions of this act, shall receive a just and fair compensation 0l °°n>mission- 

for the time they are necessarily employed in the several evs " 

counties herein mentioned, each county paying for the time 

necessarily employed therein. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



AN ACT to change a part of the State Road lending from l« force Feb. 
Bloomington to Danville. 6 ' 1S3 °- 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Commissioners 
represented in the General Assembly, That William Oren- ^^'"'•j ~j!~ 
dorf, Cheney Thomas and Samuel Durley, be, and they are 
hereby appointed commissioners to re-view and re-locate 
that, or any part of the State road leading from Blooming- 
ton to Danville which lies between the house of John Him- 
ler and a point on said road, five miles south east of said 
town of Bloomington. 

Sec. 2. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall When t0 mcel - 
meet on or before the first day of April next, and after be- 
ing first duly sw T orn by some justice of the peace, faithfully 
to dicharge their duties herein required of them, shall pro- 
ceed to execute the same, and on or before the first day of 
June next, shall make a report of their proceedings to the 
county commissioners' court of M'Lean county, and said 
court shall cause said road to be opened and kept in repair 
as other State roads are. 

Sec. 3. Said commissioners shall receive for their servi- Compensation, 
ces, a reasonable compensation, to be paid out of the Coun- 
ty Treasury, by order of the county commissioners' court. 
S r o much of said road as said county commissioners shall 
deem it expedient to change, is hereby vacated. 

This bill having remained with the Council of Revision ten Certificate. 
days, Sundays excepted, and the General Assembly being in 
session, it has become a law this 6th day of February, 1 835. 
A. P. FIELD, Secretary of State. 
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State roai 



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In force Feb. Ajy ACT to establish a Slate Road therein named. 

13, 1835. 

Certain road g Ec . 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the route hereto- 
fore laid out by B. W. Brooks, Daniel Kimmer and Peter 
Casper, from the town of Jonesborough to Snider's ferry 
on the Mississippi river, be, and the same is hereby decla- 
red a State road, which shall be opened and kept in repair 
as other State roads. 

Sec. 2. That there shall be opened in the poll books in 
the several precincts in the county of Union, at the next 
August election for justices of the peace, two columns, in 
which shall be entered, by the clerks of election in said 
precincts, the votes of the qualified voters in said county, 
for or against the establishment of the road named in the 
first section of this act, the returns whereof shall be made 
and canvassed as provided in cases of justices of the peace: 
Provided, That if the road established by the first section 
of this act, shall not receive a majority of all the qualified , 
votes given at said election, it shall not become a State 
road, any thing in this act to the contrary notwithstand- 
ing: Provided, also, That until it shall be determined by the 
election herein provided, the several supervisors through 
whose districts said road runs, shall not be required to open 
the same or keep it in repair, and if a majority of the le- 
gal voters of said county shall vote against said road, then 
and from thenceforth, the said road shall be vacated. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to view and lay out a State Road from Browns* 
V2, 1835. v jn e fry wa y r Pinehneyville, to New Nashville in Wash- 

ington County. 

Commissioners Sec. *■ ^ e ^ enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
appointed to lo- represented in the General Assembly, That Henry Dillinger 
cate said road. r t j ie coun ty of Jackson, Abner Pyle of the county of 
Perry, and James Gordon of the county of Washington, 
be, and the same are hereby appointed commissioners to 
view and locate a State road, beginning at Brownsville in 
the county of Jackson, and thence the nearest and best, 
route to Dillinger's mill, and thence to the bridge on De- 
lumb's, and thence to the lower end of the four mile prai- 
rie, to a corner dividing some two individuals 1 land nearest 
on said route, and thence due north to the old Kaskaskia 
road, and thence lo Pinckneyville in the county of Perry, 



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and thence the nearest and best way to New Nashville in 
Washington county, by way of James Gordon's in said 
county. 

Skc. 2. It shall be the duty of said commissioners, or a Where and 
majority of them, to meet at Brownsville in the county of when to meet. 
Jackson, on or before the fifteenth day of August next, and 
after having taken an oath or affirmation before some jus- 
tice of the peace, faithfully and impartially to execute the 
duties required by this act, to proceed to mark and lay out 
said road above mentioned, and shall make due return 
thereof to the next county commissioners'' court of the 
several counties. 

Sec. 3. The county commissioners of the counties of Compensation. 
Jackson, Perry and Washington, may allow, out of the 
County Treasuries respectively, a reasonable compensa- 
tion for their services, and the county commissioners shall 
order the same to be opened and kept in repair as other 
State roads are: Provided, That the commissioners here- 
in shall locate said road so as to run the same as near par- 
allel with the north and south sectional divisions as practi- 
cable, and when the same shall run through any enclosure, 
the owner thereof shall not be compelled to open or re- 
move the same before the first day of November next. 

This act to take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



AN ACT to lay out a State Road, from Greenville in Bond In force Feb. 
Countij to Carlinville in Macoupin County. '-> 1835, 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted bu the people of the State of Illinois, Commissioners 
represented in the. General Assembly, That VVilliam Voling- g™ 1 .; 
tine of Bond county, and Joseph E. Evans of Montgomery roaa v 
county, and Levi Gimline of Macoupin county, be, and 
they are hereby appointed commissioners to view and lay 
out a road on "the nearest and most eligible route from 
Greenville in Bond county, to Carlinville in Macoupin 
county, and cause a report of their proceedings to be lodg- 
ed with the clerks of the county commissioners' courts of 
Bond, Macoupin and Montgomery counties, and the road 
when viewed and laid out as aforesaid, shall be deemed a 
State road. 

Sec. 2. As soon as said road shall be laid out as afore- 
said, the county commissioners' courts of Bond, Macoupin 
and Montgomery counties, shall, at their next session, ap- 
point supervisors in their respective counties, whose duty 



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it shall be to open and keep in repair such part of said road 
as shall pass through their respective counties. 

Compensation. Sec. 3. The county commissioners of Bond and Macou- 
pin counties, shall allow to the said commissioners the sum 
of one dollar per day, for every clay actually employed in 

Proviso. viewing, marking and laying out said road: Provided, That 

the county of Bond be required to pay two-thirds of the 
expenses, and the county of Macoupin the other one-third 
of said expense of laying out said road: And provided fur- 

viso P1 °" ther. That said commissioners shall not be required to lay 
out said road as herein required, unless the county commis- 
sioners of Bond and Macoupin counties shall first agree to 
pay them for their services. 

Approved, Feb. 7, 1835. 



In force Jan. AN .ACT to change part of the State Road leading from 
27 5 1835 - Macomb to Havana. 

. . , Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
appointed to represented in the General Assembly, That George Miller, 
re-locate a part William Pennington and James C. Brattle, be, and are here- 
of said road, ky appointed commissioners to view, mark, survey and lo- 
cate a road, commencing at the town of Macomb in M'Do- 
nough county, and taking a due course east, for the dis- 
tance of two miles; thence following the ridge on the most 
suitable route, so as to intersect the present established 
road at the Table Grove, on the east side of M'Donough 
county, doing as little damage to private property as the 
public good will permit. 
When and Sec. 2. The said commissioners, or a majority of them, 

where to meet. s } ia ll mee t at the town of Macomb on the first Monday of 
April next, or within twenty days thereafter, and after be- 
ing duly sworn by some justice of the peace, faithfully to 
view and locate said road, without partiality, shall imme- 
diately thereafter proceed to discharge the duties required 
by this act. 
Shall make Sec. 3. As soon as practicable after said road is located, 

map of road, g^ commissioners, or a majority of them, shall make out 
a report, accompanied by a map of said road, noting the 
courses and distances from point to point, with other such 
remarks as they may deem necessary and proper, and 
transmit the same ,to the clerk of M'Donough county, 
which shall be filed and preserved in his office. 
Road declared ^ EC « 4. When said road shall be so located, it shall be a 



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State road to all intents and purposes, and shall be opened a State road. 
and kept in repair as other State roads. 

Sec. 5. That so much of the State road as at present laid Tan of said 
out from Macomb to Havana, as lies between said town of road vacatec i- 
Macomb and said Table Grove, be, and the same is hereby 
vacated. 

Sec. 6. The county commissioners of M'Donough coun- c . 

ty, shall allow said commissioners a reasonable compensa- ompuisall °" 
tion for their services, to be paid out of the County Trea- 
sury. 

Approved, Jan. 27, 1835. 



AN JiCT to improve the road from Equality by Crenshaw 's In f ce j. 
Works and Cypress Creek to Shaumeetoivn. 15, i8:j5. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Certain moneys 
represented in the General Assembly, That the unexpended 2^Jioad ed 
balance of the appropriation of five hundred dollars, to be 
laid out under the direction of the county commissioners' 
court of Gallatin county, on the road leading from Shaw- 
neetown to Equality, made by the second section of the 
act of the 2d March, 1833, entitled "An act to explain and 
amend the act concerning the Saline Reserves, a Peniten- 
tiary," &c, be, and the same is hereby directed to be laid 
out under the authority aforesaid, towards the building of a 
bridge and the necessary causeways across Cypress creek, 
on the old road laid out and opened by the United States, 
which leads from Shawneetown across Cypress and near 
the North Fork to Equality : Provided, and this change of 
the application of said unexpended balance is made upon 
this condition, that the inhabitants interested in said road, 
shall raise by voluntary subscription, a sum which, when 
added to said unexpended balance, shall be sufficient in the 
opinion of said court, to construct said bridge and cause- 
ways. 

Sec. 2. If the unexpended balance of said appropriation May be done 
shall not be realized and ready to be paid over, when the by voluntary 
necessary voluntary subscriptions shall be raised, it shall subscription, 
be competent for the subscribers to proceed with and com- 
plete said work with their own means; and on doing so to 
the satisfaction of said court, they shall be entitled to re- 
ceive, to their own use, said unexpended balance whenever 
the same shall come under the control of said court, to be 
paid to each in proportion to his subscription. 

Approved, Jan. 15, 1835. 



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In force Feb. JJV ACT to authorize the County Commissioners of Monl- 
6 ' gomery Count;/ to change a certain State Road therein 

named. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the jieople of the State of Illinois* 
Commissioners represented in the General Assembly, That the county com- 

ctutnoL'jzccI to . 

change said missioners' court of Montgomery county, be, and they are 
road. hereby authorized to change so much of the State road as 

lies between Hillsboro' and David Slayback's, as the case 
will permit, as runs through the lands of William S. Towns- 
end, Jacob Cress, Absalom Cress, Andrew M. Haley, Wil- 
liam D. Shirley and Israel Sewart, as lies on the State Road 
leading from Hillsboro' to Carlinville; and said road, when 
so changed, shall be deemed a State road, and worked and 
Proviso. kept in repair: Provided, however, if it shall be made ap- 

pear to the satisfaction of the county commissioners' court 
that said change ought not to be made, then, in that case, 
said road, as now laid out, to be opened and worked as 
other State roads. 
Persons aggrie- Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That if any person or per- 
ved how to pro- sons shall feel themselves aggrieved, they shall apply to the 
supervisor of said road, and said supervisor, when so noti- 
fied, shall cause a jury to be summoned in the same man- 
ner as is required in the act, entitled "An act concerning 
the right of way," approved February 28th, 1833; and said 
proceedings and decision, to be in conformity with the 
above named act. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

* Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



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In force Feb. AN ACT to establish a State Road from Equality la 
12, 1835. JW Lcansborough. 

Commissioners Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 

a PP° in ^ dtol °- represented in the General Assembly, That Mastin "Bond and 
Adonijah Grimes of Hamilton county, Jeremiah Hawes and 
Francis A. Richey of Gallatin county, be, and they are 
hereby appointed commissioners to view, lay out arid mark 
a. road from M'Leansborough in Hamilton county to Equali- 
ty in Gallatin county, by the nearest and most eligible 
route for the same, having in view the highest and most 
suitable ground for the location thereof, and report the 
same, together with a description thereof, under their 
hands, t© the county commissioners' courts of the said 
counties of Gallatin and Hamilton, on or before the first 



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term after the said view, and the number of days employ- 
ed by them respectively in the said work, and the said road 
when so viewed, marked and reported, shall be deemed a 
State road and kept in repair as other State roads are. 

Sec. 2. The said commissioners shall, on or before the When and 
first Monday of April next, or within three months there- where to meet. 
after, meet at the town of M'Leansborough, and thence 
proceed to lay out said road as is directed in the preceding 
section, and the county commissioners' courts of the comi- 
ties of Hamilton and Gallatin respectively, shall allow to 
the commissioners a sum equal to two dollars per day for Compensation, 
every day they shall be engaged in viewing and marking- 
said road. The two commissioners herein appointed in 
Hamilton county, to be paid by the county court of Hamil- 
ton county; and the commissioners herein appointed in 
Gallatin, to be paid by the county court of Gallatin county. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1335." 



AN ACT to change a part of the State Road from Vin- ln foice Jan - 
cennes to Chicago, as lies in Crawford County. ' ly2:> ' 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Commissioner 
represented in the General Assembly, That Asahel Heath, a PP°'» tedt °i e - 
Nathan Mars and Asa Norton, be, and they are hereby ap-roadT l " 
pointed commissioners to re-view and re-locate that or any 
part of the State road leading from Vincennes to Chicago, 
which lies between Palestine and Hutsonville in Crawford 
county. 

Sec. 2. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall when and 
meet on or before the first day of March next, and after be- where to men. 
ing duly sworn by some justice of the peace, faithfully to 
discharge the duties herein required of them, shall proceed 
to execute the same, and they are hereby required to make 
a report of their proceedings to the county commissioners' Shall make re- 
court next ensuing in the said county of Crawford, after P OTt t ? rou 
such duties shall have been performed, and said court shall 
cause said road to be opened and kept in repair as other 
State roads are. 

Sec. 3. Said commissioners shall receive for their servi- Compensation 
ces a reasonable compensation, to be paid out of the Coun- 
ty Treasury by order of the county commissioners' court. 
So much of the road as said commissioners shall deem it Part of said 
expedient to change, is hereby vacated. road vacated. 

This act to take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 29, 1835. 



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5" f °' c ^ Feb - AN ACT to lay otU a State Road therein named. 

10, J 835. J 

Commissioners ^ Ec * *■ Be & enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
appointed to represented in the General Assembly, That John Phelps, Wm. 
locate said w. Linn and James L. Kirkpatrick, are hereby appointed 
commissioners to view, survey and locate a road from Chi- 
cago in Cook county, to Galena in Jo Daviess county. 
Shall make Sec. 2. The commissioners, or a majority of them, shall, 

survey and map on the first Monday in June, 1835, or as soon thereafter as 
1 ereo * may be, assemble at the town of Chicago, and after being 

duly sworn before some justice of the peace, faithfully to 
observe the provisions of this act, proceed to view and lo- 
cate said road, making Meacham's Grove in Cook county, 
and the residence of the said John Phelps on Rock River 
in Jo Daviess county, points on the said road; and shall fix 
the said road on the most advantageous ground, having re- 
ference to said points for a permanent road; and the said 
commissioners shall, on or before the first day of November 
next, make, or cause to be made, true surveys and maps of 
said road, signed by them, to be lodged with each of the 
county commissioners' courts in the counties respectively 
through which said road passes, which road when laid out 
as aforesaid, shall be deemed and considered a public State 
road; and the county commissioners' courts of the coun- 
ties through which said road is located, shall cause the 
same to be opened four poles wide, and to be worked and 
kept in repair as other public roads are: Provided, hoic- 

Shall receive ever That the commissioners appointed in the first section 
no compensa- _ l . , ,, . ~ ri , ~ „ 

t ; on . ot this act, shall not receive trom the State Ireasury nor 

the Treasuries of the counties through which the said road 

passes, any compensation for their services for the location 

of said road. 

John Phelps Sec. 3. The said John Phelps is hereby authorized to 

authorized to establish a ferry on Rock river, at the point on said river 

ipf ep k R. * T on where the said road crosses the same; and the said ferry 

when so established, shall be governed by the same laws, 

rules and regulations as other ferries in this State are, and 

it shall be the duty of the county commissioners' court of 

Jo Daviess county, annually, at the June term of said court, 

to fix the rates of ferriage across said river. 

Commissioners Sec. 4 * Leonard Roth and Joseph Brigham of Putnam 

appointed to county, and Michael Bartlett of Rock Island county, be, 

locate certain an j they are hereby appointed commissioners to view and 

locate a State road trom the Papaw Grove on the road 

leading from Chicago to Dixon's ferry, running from said 

grove by the groves on the head-waters of Bureau River 

to the settlements at Dimick's Grove on said stream, and 

from thence to Princeton, so as to best accommodate the 

inhabitants between those points, and from Princeton on 



other road. 



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the shortest and best route to the county seat of Rock 

Island county. The said commissioners, or a majority of 

them, shall meet at Princeton on or before the first day of When aui 

June next, and after being duly sworn by some justice of where to Let 

the peace, proceed to locate said road, and make return as Shall make ra 

is provided m the second section of this act. The county turn. 

commissioners' court of Putnam and Rock Island counties 

may allow said commissioners such compensation as they Com ! ,o,,sati0 »- 

deem just and proper. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 10, 1835. 



AN ACT concerning Public Roach. rn force Feb 

3., 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of. Illinois, All roads de- 
represented in the General Assembly, That all roads within clared P ubl » c 
this State, which have been laid out in pursuance of any highua ^- 
law of this State, or of the late Territory of Illinois, and 
which have not been vacated in pursuance of law, are here- 
by declared to be public highways. 

Sec. 2. The county commissioners' courts of the several c °™ty com- 
counties of this State, shall have, and are hereby vested m / ssi .°! ievsvest ; 

^, - +U i ■ j. j i it , .,. ed with general 

with general superintendence over the public roads withm superintin- 
their respective counties. dence thereof. 

Sec. 3. The county commissioners' court of each coun- Shall divide 
ty, shall, at their March term, or as soon thereafter as may ? heir cou aties 
be, in each and every year, lay out and divide their respec- StsT^ ^' 
tive counties into such road districts as they shall deem 
convenient and proper, defining accurately the boundaries 
of said districts, and they shall appoint one supervisor in And appoint 
each district, who shall serve one year, and continue in of- s "P ervisors - 
fice until a successor is appointed. 

Sec 4. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the county cierk to notify 
commissioners' court in each county, to make out and de- supervisors of 
liver to the sheriff, written notices to all the supervisors as the5r a PP 0int - 
aforesaid, within ten days after such appointment has been 
made, informing them of their said appointment, and de- 
scribing the bounds of their respective districts, and the 
joads therein; and the said sheriff shall immediately deliver 
the said notices to the persons to whom they shall be di- 
rected respectively, and if any supervisor shall refuse to 
accept his said appointment, the sheriff shall return the 
said notice to the clerk who issued the same as aforesaid, 
noting such refusal on the back thereof. But if the said 

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supervisor shall agree to accept, the same, then the sheriff 
shall notify the said clerk of such acceptance, and the said 
sheriff shall, in all cases, make return of acceptance or re- 
fusal, within twenty days after the delivery to him of the 
notice aforesaid. For any failure on the part, of the clerk 
to make out and deliver to the sheriff any of the notices 
required by this section, he shall be fined in the sum of ten 
dollars, and the sheriff shall incur the same penalty for any 
failure to deliver any one of said notices in the manner and 
within the period herein prescribed. 
Person refusing Sec. 5. When any person shall refuse to accept the ap- 
to accept the pointment of supervisor, he shall be fined five dollars, to be 
appointment. a pp r0 priated to road purposes: Provided, That the com- 
missioners' court, may excuse any supervisor from the pay- 
ment of said fine, upon being satisfied that such person 
ought not to have been appointed. Whenever the office 
of supervisor shall become vacant, the county commission- 
ers' court at their next term, shall appoint another super- 
visor to supply said vacancy: Provided, That any two of 
the county commissioners of said county, shall have power 
to appoint a supervisor to fill said vacancy until the next 
term of said court, should such vacancy occur. 
Duty of super- Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of each supervisor to cause 
visors. all the public roads within his district to be kept well clear- 

ed, smooth, and in good repair, causing all stumps to be cut 
low, so as to afford at all times, a free and safe passage to 
wagons and other carriages along such roads; to cause 
bridges and causeways to be made whenever the same 
shall be necessary, and to keep the same in repair, and to 
cause to be erected and kept in repair at the forks or cross- 
ing place of every public road, a post with plain inscrip- 
tions thereon, in large letters and figures, giving the direc- 
tion and distances to the most noted places to which said 
road may lead. 
„ , . Sec. 7. Whenever any public road shall be obstructed 

Koadsobstruct- , r „ . , .1 i i 

ed, how clear- by fallen timber, or in any other manner, and when any 
ed. bridge or causeway shall be destroyed or become im- 

passable or dangerous to travelers, it shall be the duty of 
the supervisor to cause such obstruction to be removed, 
and to have such bridges or causeways re-built or repair- 
ed, and for that purpose he shall call out the persons bound 
to labor on the road in his district, or as many of them as 
may be necessary; but if the persons bound to perform 
such labor in his district, shall have previously performed 
the number of days required by this act, or if the labor due 
from such persons shall not be sufficient, he then shall pro- 
ceed to hire as many laborers or teams as may be necessa- 
ry to remove such obstructions, or repair such damages: 
Provided, the costs shall not exceed ten dollars; and if the 



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i cost of such work shall be estimated by said supervisor, to 
J exceed ten dollars, then he shall report such obstruction or 
damage to any two or more of the county commissioners, 
whose duty it shall be, immediately, to cause such obstruc- 
tion to be removed, or such bridge or causeway to be re- 
built or repaired, as the case may be, either by ordering 
the supervisor to hire laborers and teams for that purpose, 
or by making a contract with some fit person or persons, 
as they may deem best; and all moneys required to carry 
any of the provisions of this section into effect, shall be 
paid out of the County Treasury. 

Sec. 8. If any person shall obstruct any public road by Penalty lor on- 
falling a tree or trees across the same, by encroaching up- structing roads, 
on or fencing up the same, or by placing any other ob- 
struction therein, he shall forfeit for every such offence, a 
sum not exceeding ten dollars, and a sum not exceeding- 
three dollars for every day he shall suffer such obstruction 
to remain after he shall have been ordered to remove the 
I same, by any supervisor, county commissioner, justice of 
the peace, or householder; and if any person shall purpose- 
ly destroy or injure any bridge or causeway, or remove 
any of the timber or plank thereof, or destroy or deface 
any guide post on a public road, or dig any drain or ditch 
across a public road, such person so offending, shall be in- 
dicted, and on conviction, shall be fined in any sum not less 
than five dollars, nor more than one hundred dollars: Pro- 
vided, however, That this section shall not be construed to 
extend to any person who shall lawfully cut down any tim- 
ber for rails, fire wood or other purposes, and who shall im- 
mediately remove the same out of the road, nor to any per- 
son through whose land a road shall run, who shall dig a 
ditch or drain across such road, or drain and keep the same 
in good repair. 

Sec. 9. The county commissioners' courts are hereby County coin- 
authorized to cause new public roads to be located and missioned au- 

-. ..... . x . i , i, thonzed to lo- 

made within their respective counties, and to alter oi va- cate roadg in 
cate public roads within their counties, except State roads, their respective 
No road when ordered to be opened, shall be less than thir- counties, 
ty, nor more than fifty feet wide; but bridges need not ex- 
ceed fifteen feet in width. 

Sec. 10. No new road shall be opened by order of the Applications 
county commissioners' court, unless the same shall be ap- for a new road, 
Iplied for by at least thirty-five voters, except in counties how maHc - 
which shall not have more than three hundred voters, when 
only fifteen shall be required. Such applicants shall depo- 
site in the hands of the clerk of the county commissioners' 
court, a sufficient sum of money to pay the viewers. If 
jtheir report be in favor of establishing the road, the money 
so deposited, shall be returned to the persons who deposit- 



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County com- 
missioners to 
appoint view- 
ers. 



Their duties. 



ed the same; but if the report he unfavorable, the expen- 
ses of the view shall be paid out of the money so deposit- 
ed; and every person applying for such new road, shall con- 
tribute one day's labor in addition to the number of days re- 
quired by this act, towards making such road. The clerk 
of the county commissioners' court ..shall furnish each su- 
pervisor, through whose road district such new road shall 
pass, with a list of the persons who petitioned for the same, 
and any such petitioners who shall not reside within some 
district through which such new road shall pass, shall be 
required to perform the day's labor herein required of him, 
under the direction of the supervisor of the nearest road 
district, and for failing to do so, after being duly notified, 
he shall be fined in the sum of one dollar. 

Sec. 11. When a new road shall be applied for as afore- 
said, the county commissioners' court shall appoint three 
suitable persons to view the ground proposed for the same, 
and if, after such view, the viewers shall believe the road 
applied for to be necessary, they shall proceed to locate 
the same upon the nearest and best route, having due re- 
gard to private property, designating its course through 
prairies and improved land, by fixing stakes in the ground, 
or by ploughing two furrows at the distance apart of the 
full width of the road, and through the timbered land by 
marking the trees, and make report thereof to the next 
county commissioners' court; but after the view, if they 
deem such road unnecessary or improper to be made, they 
shall report their opinion to that effect, to the next term of 
said court. 

Application for Sec ! 1 . 2 * Whe never it shall be represented to the county 
vacating roads, commissioners' court, by a petition of thirty-five voters, 
how made. that a public road established by said court, or any part 
thereof, is useless or burthensome, the said court upon a 
sufficient sum of money being deposited with the clerk to 
pay the expense of a re-view, (such money to be returned 
if the road shall be declared useless.) shall appoint three 
persons to view the same, who shall report to the said 
court at the next term after such appointment, whether 
such road in their opinion be useless and burthensome, to- 
gether with the reasons for such opinion, and the county 
commissioners may then order such road to be vacated, if, 
in their discretion, they shall deem such order proper: Pro- 
vided, That no petition, praying for the establishment or 
vacation of a public road, shall be received bv the said 
court, unless the said petitioners, or some of them, shall 
have given twenty days public notice of such application., 
by a written notice posted on the doors of the court house 
and county clerk's office of the proper county. 
When mn Sf.c. 1 3. Whenever a new road shall be located, thej 






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county commissioners shall immediately cause the super- roads Me v *»- 
visors of each district through which such road shall pass, ted '.. duty c !' su " 
to be notified of such location, and it shall be the duty of of* 
the said supervisors to make such roads within their respec- 
tive districts, and keep the same in repair, so far as the la- 
bor of the persons bound to work on said road shall enable 
him; and if such labor be insufficient, the county commis- 
sioners shall cause the same to be cut out and opened at 
the expense of the county, whenever, in their opinion, the 
funds of the county will justify such expense; and after 
being so opened, the same shall be kept in repair by the 
supervisors as in other cases. 

Sec. 14. The county commissioners' court shall have County com- 
power, at any time, to remove from office any supervisor missioned may 
who shall fail or refuse to perform his duty. The countv r ? mov ^ su v ei : 

, . i ,■, , , ^ , . J visors from ot- 

cominissioners' court shall have power, whenever the situa- f lce- 
tion of the County Treasury will permit and the condition 
of the roads shall require it, to purchase a suitable number 
of road scrapers, to be used in raising and draining public 
roads within the county. 

Sec. 15. Any person or persons desirous of having a cart Persona wish- 
road laid out, for his or their convenience, from the dwell- i"g t0 have a 
ing or plantation of such person or persons, to any public ^Yoceed • 
road, or from one public road to another, or from one lot 
of land to another, shall present a petition to the county 
commissioners' court of the proper county, setting forth 
the reasons for desiring such road, and describing the points 
from and to which said road is desired to pass; and the 
court shall, upon a sufficient sum of money being deposit- 
ed to pay for viewing such road, appoint three freeholders 
to view the same: Provided, That twenty days notice 
shall be given of the intention to present such petition, to 
each person residing in the county through whose land 
such road is desired to pass, and also by posting up a no- 
tice thereof on the doors of the court house and clerk's 
office of the county for the same period, and the viewers, 
when appointed, shall examine the route proposed for such 
road, and shall examine any other route which they may 
deem proper, and if they shall be of opinion that a cart 
road is necessary and proper from and to the points named 
in the petition, they shall lay out the same in such manner 
as to produce the least inconvenience to the parties through 
whose land the same shall pass, and shall make a written 
report to the court, describing the route of the road, and 
the numbers of the lots of land through which the same 
shall pass, and naming the owners thereof, if known, which 
report shall be recorded at length on the record book of 
the court, and shall be made at the succeeding term of the 
court after the viewers are appointed; and if, upon the re- 



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turn of the viewers, the court shall be of opinion that the 
road is necessary, an order shall be made establishing the 
same, not exceeding thirty feet wide; and the person or 
persons applying for the road, may proceed to open the 
same: Provided, That no such road shall be allowed to 
pass through any orchard, garden or yard: And provided, 
a/so, That if any owner of land shall object to the open- 
ing such road, the same shall not be opened until the per- 
son objecting shall be paid all damage to be sustained by 
the opening thereof, to be ascertained in the manner pro- 
vided for assessing damage in case of a public road, by the 
act entitled "An act concerning the right of way, and for 
other purposes," approved, February 28th, 1833. But if 
no objection be made to the opening of such road, the per- 
son or persons applying therefor, their heirs and assigns, 
shall have a right of way upon the same forever thereaf- 
ter: Provided, further, That any owner or owners of 
land through which such road shall pass, may at any time 
change the same on different ground, but the distance shall 
not be increased more than one-twentieth part thereof, nor 
the road placed on worse ground. 
.-. . , Sec. 16. The county commissioners 1 court of each coun- 

days each per- ty in this State, at their March term annually, shall fix and 
son is required enter upon the records of their court a certain number of 
10 'j °" days that each able bodied man, between the age of twen- 
ty-one and fifty years, shall do upon some public road 
within the county during that year: Provided, That in 
no case shall said court be authorized to fix any number 
less than one, or to exceed five days, as a labor tax. The 
clerk of said court shall append the number of days fixed 
as aforesaid, to the notice of each supervisor appointed in 
Supervisor may sa j ( j county. The supervisor, or any person under him, for 

enter upon un- .1 i- 1 -i i- • • ^ i • i 

improved land the purpose ot building or repairing any bridge or cause- 
to obtain mate- way, by order of the county commissioners' court, is here- 
rialsfbrthe ^y authorized to enter upon the nearest unimproved land, 
any road or an d to cut and haul away timber, or to quarry and haul 
bridge. rock or gravel, which may be necessary for that purpose: 

Proviso. Provided, he shall not take away timber already cut, or 

any rock or gravel already quarried for another purpose, 
without leave from the owner or his or her agent: Provi- 
ded, also, That unless the owner, or his or her agent, shall 
first consent to the cutting of timber and to the quarrying 
of stone, the supervisor shall call upon two djscreet house- 
holders to value the materials about to be used. If the 
owner of the materials or his agent shall see proper, he 
may choose two other discreet householders to act with 
such as may be chosen by the supervisor, and if they can- 
not agree, the four shall choose a fifth as umpire; and the 
five, or a majority of them, shall make out their award, un- 



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der their hands and seals, and transmit it to the clerk, of 
the county commissioners' court, who shall file and pre- 
serve the same, which award shall be final and conclusive 
of amount of damages sustained by such persons, and the 
amount so awarded shall be paid to the owner of the ma- 
terials, or his or her agent, out of the County Treasury. 
The county commissioners' courts are hereby authorized Compensation 
to allow each road viewer. one dollar for each day's service toroad view_ 
necessarily performed viewing public roads. 

Sec. 17. The county commissioners' court in each coun- County com- 
ty of this State, may (when in their opinion the public good ^vTax" l ° 
requires it,) at their March term of said court, or as soon 
thereafter as practicable, in every year, levy a county tax 
on every tract of land situated in their respective counties, 
not to exceed one half of the annual State tax, as is or may 
be provided in the revenue law annually, (except such lands 
as are exempt from taxation by the compact with the Gen- 
eral Government.) Said tax shall be assessed at the same 
time, and in the same manner, as provided for in the reve- 
nue law aforesaid, to be collected and paid into the County 
Treasury, except when the same shall be discharged in la- 
bor as hereinafter provided. 

Sec. 18. The county commissioners' court shall, at their How expended. 
March term annually, whenever they levy the tax as afore- 
said, direct in what road district and for what object, 
whether for erecting bridges or otherwise, the amount of 
money which may be collected from said tax, shall be ex- 
pended, giving each supervisor notice thereof, attached to 
the notice of his appointment. 

Sec. 19. It shall be the duty of the Auditor of the State Auditor to fur- 
of Illinois, on or before the first Monday of April next, to n j. shcl " r j tsali * t 
furnish the clerks of the several county commissioners' j n their coun- 
courts in this State, with a list of all the lands subject to ties, 
taxation in their respective counties, and every year there- 
after, all other lands which may subsequently become taxa- 
ble on or before the first Monday in February annually 
thereafter. 

Sec. 20. Whenever the county commissioners' court How assessed, 
shall levy said tax, it shall be the duty of said clerk of said 
court, to copy the order respecting the same, and deliver 
it to the sheriff, whose duty it shall be, within five days 
thereafter, to deliver the same to the County Assessor, and 
it shall be the duty of the Assessor to open requisite col- 
umns in his tax book, under the head of "Road Tax," and 
to assess the same by extending the valuation and amount 
of tax at the same time he assesses the State tax, by call- 
ing upon every resident of his county to list his land or 
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each tract of land is situated, number of acres, amount of 
tax, and for what year. 

San^cieiS" ■ SeC ' 21 * The Assessor shall file a list of the resident lands 
s - in the clerk's office of the county commissioners' court im- 
mediately after he has completed the same, and the Asses- 
sor, in conjunction with the clerk, shall compare the same 
with the transcript of lands furnished by the Auditor as 
aforesaid, and shall then list all lands on said transcript, 
situated in the county, which are not included as resident 
lands, estimating the value thereof, together with the non- 
resident lands, agreeably to the provisions which do or may 
exist in the revenue laws annually; and when said list shall 
be completed by the Assessor and clerk, it shall then be the 
duty of said clerk to make out abstracts of all such tracts of 
land as may be situated in other counties, entered as resi- 
dent lands as before provided, and transmit, the same by 
mail to the clerk of the county commissioners' court of the 
county in which such lands are situated; and it shall be the 
duty of the several clerks, on receiving said abstracts, to 
compare the same with their non-resident lists, and note 
opposite of each tract, the words "Paid in the county of 
," (as the. case may be.) so that every resident may 
discharge his said tax in labor, and in the county and road 
district where he may reside. 
Further duty of Sec 22. Whenever the tax book is completed as afore- 
<lplkR - said, it shall be the duty of the clerk of said court, to make 

out a transcript of each tract of land belonging to residents 
of the county, with the amount of tax, for what year, and 
within which road district in the county, and deliver the 
same to the sheriff of the county, whose duty it shall be 
to deliver the same to the several supervisors of the county 
within fifteen days thereafter. 
Tax may be Sec. 23. When the supervisors shall receive said list or 
^charged m transcript as aforesaid, he shall notify each person within 
his road district, (if he or they may be found in the limits 
of the same,) of the amount of their taxes, and that on such 
a day or days, said taxes may be discharged in labor, fixing 
the time for working the road, so as to give not less than 
three, nor more than five days notice, at seventy-five cents 
for each faithful day's labor, computing a day's labor at 
eight hours service. The supervisor is hereby authorized 
to contract for materials for building bridges, causeways, 
erecting guide boards, and repairing roads in discharge of 
the taxes aforesaid. 
Delinquent Sec 24. The clerk of the countv cominissioners' court, 

lands to be .old. at the time he makes out the list of resident lands for each 
supervisor of the county, shall also make out the account 
of each non-resident's tax, stating the name of the paten- 
tee and present owner, according to the best information 



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he is in possession of, which list shall accompany the resi- 
dent list of the proper supervisor, and may be discharged 
in labor, as directed by the county commissioners' court, 
under the superintendence of said supervisor. The super- 
visor having a list of non-resident lands, shall give at least 
ten days notice, by putting up a written or printed notice 
on the door of the court house of his county, naming the 
non-resident delinquent persons, tracts of land and amount 
of tax due from each person, and that the same may be dis- 
charged in labor, at such a time and place, and on or before 
the first day of December annually, the supervisor shall 
return a list of all delinquent persons; whereupon, it shall 
be the duty of the clerk of said court, at the time he makes 
out the list of non-resident lands to be sold for taxes under 
the revenue laws of the State, to include the amount of 
the county tax which may remain unpaid; and also, such 
lands as are taxed in the county and are not delinquent to 
the State, and advertise and sell said lands at the time and 
place, in the same manner as required by said revenue law; 
and conveyances shall be made and subject to redemption 
as provided in said revenue law. The proceeds of said tax 
sale shall be paid into the County Treasury, to be appro- 
priated under the direction of said court, for building bridges, 
erecting guide boards, opening roads, and for keeping the 
same in repair. 

Sec. 25. All lands sold under the provisions of this act, Subject to re- 
and conveyed as aforesaid, shall vest the purchaser to all caption. 
intents and purposes with the fee simple of said land, sub- 
ject to redemption as before provided. 

Sec. 26. The clerk of the county commissioners' court Clark authori- 
is hereby authorized to receive all taxes due the county as f ed t t a ° x ^ ceipt 
aforesaid, to give receipts for the same, noting in said re- 
ceipts that the amount so paid, is for a county tax, and for 
what year. Each supervisor, after discharging his labor 
tax, as required by this act, shall, on settlement of his ac- 
counts annually, be allowed seventy-five cents for each 
day's service superintending the work as aforesaid, to be 
paid out of the moneys raised by the provisions of this act. 
The sheriffs and clerks who render service under this act, 
and for postage paid by the clerk, shall be allowed' such a 
compensation as the county commissioners' court shall 
deem just and equitable, to be paid out of any money rais- 
ed as aforesaid. 

Sec. 27. Every person who shall wish to discharge his Allowance per 
county land tax in labor, shall be permitted to do the same da >' for labor - 
as herein provided, at the rate of seventy-five cents per 
day, and the supervisor is hereby authorized to dock any 
person of his wages who does not perform eight hours faith- 
ful labor each day. 

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Person* failing g EC , 28. Any person who shall be notified to perform 
;°P o e r i ; folmioad roa d labor, as herein provided, and shall fail to perform the 
same, shall forfeit and pay the sum of seventy-five cents 
for each day neglected to be performed; and the supervi- 
May be prose- sor is hereby authorized to prosecute such delinquent per- 
cuted. son ^ j n ^ ie name f ^g county commissioners, before any 

justice of the peace in the proper county; and said super- 
visor shall be a competent witness against said delinquent, 
and in case of default as aforesaid, the justice shall enter 
up judgment against said delinquent for the amount so for- 
feited, with costs of suit, and issue execution forthwith: 
Proviso. Provided, That the defendant or supervisor, in all such 

cases, shall be allowed an appeal, as in other cases of trial 
before justices of the peace. 
County com- Sec. 29. County commissioners in each county in this 
missioners may State, whenever the labor herein provided is found insum- 
K>nai a proporty" cient, may levy a tax on personal property, not exceeding 
one-fourth per cent, per annum ; but shall not, during the 
same year, levy a land tax, but at said March term, elect 
in their discretion, whether they will levy a tax on land or 
personal property. 
Supervisors ne- Sec. 30. Any supervisor who neglects to keep the roads 
fleeting to per- in his district in good repair, agreeably to the provisions of 
this act, or fails to perform any other duty herein required, 
shall be liable to indictment, and on conviction thereof, 
shall be fined in a sum not less than five dollars, and not 
exceeding fifty dollars, to be expended on some road with- 
in the district of said supervisor. 
Clerk to give Sec. 31. The county commissioners of each county shall 
bonfU cause their clerk to enter into bond, with surety or sure- 

ties, in such sum or sums as they may deem sufficient for 
all moneys that may be received by him under the provi- 
sions of this act, conditioned that he will promptly and 
faithfully pay over to the County Treasurer all moneys re- 
ceived by him under this act, and all penalties and liabili- 
ties incurred under this act, shall be recoverable in the 
name of the county commissioners, before any justice of 
the peace of the proper county, or other court having ju- 
risdiction thereof. 
Roads running Sec. 32. When any road or roads, laid out as aforesaid, 
through private shall run through the land of any individual or individuals, 
property. anc [ tne owner of the same shall not give his consent to 

the opening of said road through the land as aforesaid, it 
shall be the duty of the supervisor to go before the nearest 
justice of the peace, who shall issue his warrant, directed 
to some constable, commanding him to summon three 
householders, unless they can be otherwise had, who, after 
being sworn by some justice of the peace, well and truly 
to examine the injury that will be done the individual or 



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individuals aforesaid, and the damage that will accrue to 
him or them by the opening of the road aforesaid; taking 
into consideration the advantages to said individual by 
opening the road aforesaid, who, after being thus sworn, 
shall go upon the land aforesaid, make report in writing, 
particularly stating the damage as well as the advantage 
to the owner of said land, and sign the same, and return 
said report, in writing, to the justice before whom they 
were sworn as aforesaid, who shall transmit the same to 
the clerk of the county commissioners' court, who shall 
file the same in his office. The amount of damages so as- 
sessed, it shall be the duty of the county commissioners 1 
court to order to be paid out of the County Treasury. 

Sec. 33. The supervisors appointed by virtue of this act, Supervisors to 
shall be required to give each person owing road labor, g ' ve . notice 0l 
three days notice of the time and place that they shall p i£ c ™f «!. 
commence work, with such tools as shall be necessary for mencing work, 
them to use. Any person shall be permitted to furnish a 
substitute, equally able as himself, to perform said road la- 
bor. All moneys collected from delinquents, not other- 
wise provided for in this act, shall be expended by the su- 
pervisor in making or repairing roads or bridges in his dis- 
trict, as he may deem expedient. 

Sec. 34. That all laws heretofore passed upon the sub- l rws Pa]ed 
ject of county roads, be, and the same are hereby repeal- 
ed; but rights acquired, or liabilities incurred thereby, are 
not hereby affected: Provided, That nothing herein con- 
tained, shall be construed so as to operate as a repeal of 
the act, entitled "An act concerning the right of way, and 
for other purposes,*' approved, February 28th, 1833. 

Approved, Feb. 3, 1835. 



AN ACT forming an additional Justice's District in the In fovea Dec. 

County of Sangamon, including the Town of Athens. 24 ' 1834 - 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, District form- 
re presented in ike General Assembly, That all that district of e " 
country included within the corporation limits of the town 
of Athens in the county of Sangamon, be, and the same is 
hereby constituted into a district for the election of a jus- 
tice of the peace and constable. 

Sec. 2. The county commissioners' court of the county Election when 
of Sangamon, are hereby authorized and required to cause to be held - 
an .election to be held on or before the first day of April 
next, or as soon thereafter as practicable, and at each quad- 



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rennial election thereafter for one justice of the peace and 
one constable in said district. ■ The officers elected shall 
hold their offices until the next general election for justices 
of the peace, at which time their successors shall be 
elected as in other cases, and the persons so elected, shall 
have and exercise the same jurisdiction, hold their offices 
by the same tenure, and be under the same regulations, in 
all respects, as other justices of the peace and constable? 
of this State. 

Approved, Dec. 24, 1834. 



In force Jan. AN ACT concerning the Toum of Galena. 

7, 1835. 

May become Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 

incorporated, represented in the General Assembly, 1 hat should the inhabi- 
tants of the town of Galena in this State, wish to become 
incorporated for the better regulation of their police, it 
shall be lawful for the said inhabitants to appoint their 
trustees and other officers without reference to property 
qualifications. 

Sec. 2. This act to take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 7, 1 835. 



In force Jan. AN ACT authorizing the Administrators of James Mason, 
24, 1835. deceased, to execute Deeds in certain cases. 

Preamble. Whereas, James Mason, deceased, during his life time, 

was extensively engaged in buying and selling lands, and 
at the time of his decease, there were many outstanding 
bonds for the conveyance of lands: And, whereas, much 
delay, expense and trouble would ensue in the settlement 
of said estate, by filing bills and obtaining decrees on each 
separate obligation: Therefore — 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
deeds may be represented in the General Assembly, That for the purpose of 
made. avoiding the aforesaid difficulties, Sarah Mason and Paris 

Mason, administrators of the said James Mason, deceased, 
be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to make, 
execute, and deliver deeds for such tracts of land as may 
be called for, and described by any outstanding bond, sign- 



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ed by said James Mason, deceased, for lands sold by him 
in his life time to the holder of said bond, upon the pay- 
ment by him of such sum or sums of money as may be due 
from such holder of the bond to the said Mason or his 
estate, as purchase money for the same, which deeds, so 
executed, shall be good and sufficient in law, to pass the 
estate, right and title, which the said James Mason, at the 
time of his death, had in and to the land described in said 
bond. 

Approved. Jan. 24. 1 835. 



AN ACT to amend an act declaring what Laws of a Gen- In force Jan. 
eral Nature shall be published with the Acts of a General 31 » 18:i5 - 
Nature of this, session, approved, March 2, 1833. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Sheriffs author- 
represented in the General Assembly, That the several sheriffs 17 : ed to F f ' J*" 

T . i • l • l vised code at 

in this State are hereby authorized and required to sell such §i. 
copies of the revised code of Illinois, as are now in their 
hands for sale, under the act to which this is an amend- 
ment, for the sum of one dollar per copy, any law to the 
ronlrary notwithstanding. 

Approved, Jan. 31, 1835. 



AN ACT to amend "An act regulating Elections/' \ n force Jan. 

. 29, 183.1 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, County com- 
represented in the General Assembly, That the county com- misaoners' 
rnissioners' courts of the several counties in this State, are severaicountiei 
hereby authorized to divide their respective counties into may divide the 
as many election precincts, for all general and special elec- counties into 
tions, as they may think expedient for the convenience of*.^.^^. 
the voters of said county, and to appoint as many sets of sure, 
judges of elections, to receive votes at the county seats, as 
they may think necessary. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of May appoint 
said court, if they shall think proper, to appoint some con- JJJJjJ e f ec ^ 
stable to attend each precinct, and preserve order during tions. 
said elections; and the said constable shall have authority Hisd 
to call to his aid a sufficient number of citizens to suppress 
any riot, or other disorderly conduct during said election. 



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Compensation an J there shall be paid to said constable, out of the Coun- 
ty Treasury, a sum 'not exceeding one dollar a day for said 
, services. All laws coming within the purview of this act. 

Acts repealed. , i 1 j 

are hereby repealed. 

This act to take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 29, 1835. 



In force Jan. AN ACT to authorize the Count;/ Commissioners' 1 Courts oj 
31, 1825. Randolph and Perry Counties to refund certain Taxes. 

County com- Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
missioners to represented in the General Assembly. That in all cases where, 

retime! ttixcs ■*■ ■ 

paidbymistake by mistake or madvertance, any person or persons in the 
oiinadvertancy county of Randolph and Perry, shall have listed their lands, 
on lands not 5 ly ni nr in said counties respectively, for taxation, within the 

vein's iHirc/ui™ •/ o *■ ^ *> / * 

S edi five years after the purchase from the United States, and 

have paid the taxes thereon when the same were not taxa- 
ble, shall be permitted to receive from the county commis- 
sioners' court of said counties, an order for the amount of 
said taxes, which said order shall be received for the value 
thereof, into the County Treasury for the taxes that may 
hereafter be due and payable by tbe person or persons to 
whom the same may be granted. 

Approveh, Jan. 31, 1835. 



In forte Jan. AN ACT supplemental to "'•An act to locate permanently the 
24, 1835. Seat of Justice of Alexander County" approved, January 

18, 1833. 

Seat f J t* Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the Slate of Illinois. 
permanently represented in the General Assembly, That the location of 
located at Uni- the seat of justice of Alexander county, at Unity, by the 
commissioners, under "An act to locate permanently, the 
seat of justice of Alexander county," approved, January 
18th, 1833, and the several proceedings had in the circuit 
and county Commissioners' and other courts of said coun- 
ty, so far as the same may be aft'ected by the said location, 
be, and the same are hereby confirmed, and the county 
seat of said county, as now established at Unity, shall con- 
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Sec. 2. The county commissioners' court of said county, Public property 
shall cause the court house and other public property at i u A " ie " (Li t0 

i i- A • l li I l • l i-ii J "ti Willi. 

the town ot America, to be sold to the highest bidder, on a 
credit of nine months, previous notice of the time and 
place of sale for at least four weeks, having been first giv- 
en, by posting at least three written advertisements in the 
three most public places in the said county, and the pro- p roceec j s h ow 
ceeds of the sale shall be applied to the erection of the ne- applied, 
cessary public buildings for the county at Unity. 

Approved, Jan. 24, 1835. 



AN ACT declaring Spoon River a Navigable Stream, iu force June 

1, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Ki ver declared 
represented in the General Assembly, That Spoon River be, navigable. 
nnd the same is hereby declared a navigable stream from 
its confluence with the Illinois river up to Cameron's mill 
on said river, and the same shall at all times hereafter be a 
public highway, and free for the passage of boats and water 
crafts from the mouth of said river up to said mill: Pro- Proviso. 
vided, That any person or persons wishing to build a mill 
dam on said river, may do so, by constructing an apron to 
such mill dam, so as to permit fiat and keel boats to pass 
the same. 

This act to take effect and be in force from and after the 
first day of June next. 

Approved, Feb. 12. 1835. 



AN ACT declaring Crooked Creek in Schuyler County a In farced 

Navigable Stream. ' " J " 

Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That Crooked Creek in 
Schuyler county in this State, be, and the same is hereby 
declared a navigable stream from its confluence with the 
Illinois river upto Henly's mill on said creek, and the same 
shall at all times hereafter, be a public highway, and free 
for the passage of boats and water craft of every descrip- 
tion, from the mouth of said creek up to said mill: Pro- 
vided, That any person or persons wishing to build a mill 
dam on said creek, may do so, by constructing an apron to 



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such mill dam so as to permit flat and keel boats to pass 
the same. 

This act to take effect and be in force from and after the 
first day of June next. 

Approved, .Feb. 11, 1835. 



In farce Jan. AN ACT to amend "An act prescribing the mode of Sum- 
moiling Grand and Petit Jurors, and defining their quali- 
fications;" approved, February 7, 1827. 

Part of law re- Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
jieaied. represented in the General Assembly, That so much of the 

eighth section of the act to which this is an amendment, as 
requires sheriffs or other officers to make timely return of 
any summons to the clerks that issued the same, be, and 
the same is hereby repealed. 
Sheriff's duty Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That in all cases where any 
in relation sheriff or other officer shall be commanded to execute any 
summons, by virtue of the aforesaid act, he shall be requi- 
red to make timely return of the same, on or before the re- 
turn day thereof, to the clerk of the circuit court. 

Approved, Jan. 24, 1835. 



In force Jan. AN ACT to amend "An act regulating Enclosures". 
97,1835. ° * 

Owners of ani- Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
lawful fee 8 re ] )resente ^ * w the General Assembly, That if any horse, mare, 
liable for dama- gelding, colt, mule or ass, sheep, lamb, goat, kid, bull, cow, 
* cs - heifer, steer or calf, or any hog, shoat or pig, shall break in- 

to any person's enclosure, the fence being good and suffi- 
cient, the owner of such animal or animals, shall be liable 
in an action of trespass, to make good all damages to the 
owner or occupier of the enclosures, for the first offence 
single damages only, and ever afterwards double the dama- 
ges sustained. 
Sufficiency of Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the condition of the 
fence to be pro- fence at the time the trespass was committed, may be pro- 
ven on trial. ven U p 0n jLjg^ an( j tnat com plaint made by the party in- 
jured before any justice of the peace of the county where- 
in such trespass shall be made, such justice is hereby au- 
thorized and required to issue a summons without delay to 



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three respectable householders of the neighborhood, no 
ways related to either of the parties, nor interested con- 
cerning the trespass, reciting the complaint and requiring 
them to view the fence where the trespass is complained 
of, and their testimony, in such case, shall be good evi- 
dence touching the sufficiency of the fence. 

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That if any person injured Persons injur- 
for want of such sufficient fence, shall hurt, wound, kiljdame in . s animals 5 
or destroy, or shall cause to be hurt, wounded, killed, lamed M fence^able 
or destroyed, by shooting, hunting with dogs or otherwise, for the same, 
any of the aforesaid animals, he or she so offending, shall 
satisfy or pay the owner of the same, the damages with 
costs, recoverable as aforesaid: Provided, That if the par- Proviso, 
ty liable to damages as aforesaid, in either case, will abide 
and pay what may be deemed reasonable by three neigh- 
bors, indifferently chosen to assess the same, it shall be a 
bar -against such suit. 

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That all animals trespass- Owner to be no- 
ing, the owners of the same (if known) shall be notified tified otani - 
thereof, and if they shall refuse to secure the said animals J 1 ™' 5 lre ^ ,afS_ 
and prevent their trespassing, the persons on whom the 
trespass was committed, shall be authorized to secure the 
same, supplying the aforesaid animals with provender and 
water, for which they shall receive a compensation from 
said owner: Provided, That if said animals shall receive 
any abuse or damage from said persons, they shall be bar- 
red from any compensation for the aforesaid services. 

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the first and second Part of law re- 
sections of the act to which this is an amendment, be, andP ea]ei1 - 
the same are hereby repealed. 

This act to be in force after its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 27, 1835. 



AN ACT relating to the Sale of the Gallatin Saline Lands, in force Feb. 

12, 183"). 
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Commissioners 
represented in the General Assembly, "That Leonard White, JP^ 6 ^". 
Daniel Wood and John E. Hall, be, and they are hereby JJjJJ acres of 
appointed commissioners to enter upon the Saline Reserve Saline lands. 
in Gallatin county, and select any quantity of land, not 
exceeding five thousand acres of land, and if there are any 
lands selected by the former commissioners which shall in- 
terfere with salt making at said Saline, or which is not now 
likely to sell, the same shall be relinquished by the afore- 
said commissioners to an amount not exceeding the said 

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five thousand acres. The said commissioners shall, before 
entering upon their duties, take an oath before some jus- 
tice of the peace faithfully to discharge the duties enjoined 
upon them by this act. 
.Shall report to Sec. 2. When the said commissioners shall enter upon 
the eommis- the duties of their said office, and relinquish old selections 
nonei of sa es. anc j ma j, e new ones m ]j eu thereof, they shall report the 
same to the commissioner of sales of Saline lands, noting 
in their said report, the description of lands relinquished 
and those selected in lieu thereof, making, by separate re- 
parate reports, a distinction between a change of lands in 
the first and second sections, 
c, „ . , Sec. 3. The said commissioners shall not be authorized 

Shall not make . . . 

any selection* to select any lands within any lease, unless the lessee shall 
within any relinquish any incumbrance he may have, by virtue of his 
lease " lease to the said land so selected, in which case the said 

commissioners shall return the same along with their re- 
port, to the commissioner of sales, and all lands to be re- 
selected under this act, shall be sold free from the incum- 
brances of any lease. 
Persons resi- g FC# 4. All persons who have settled on any of the said 
selected! * lands that may hereafter be selected under the provisions 
of this act, and shall be in the actual occupancy of the 
same at the period when this act takes effect, shall be en- 
titled to the right of purchasing the same at any time pre- 
vious to the same being offered for sale, as is hereinafter 
provided, at the minimum price; and also, all persons shall 
be entitled to the same right, who shall have made perma- 
nent and valuable improvements thereon, tending towards 
husbandry, or who shall be the owner or occupier thereof 
at the time this act takes effect: Provided, That no one 
shall be entitled to purchase more than eighty acres under 
the pre-emption right herein granted. 
Pre-emption Sec. 5. In all cases where claims to the right of pre- 
ciaimed by two ernption shall be made by two or more to the same tract 
decided.' . °f land, the same shall be decided by the third section of 
an act, entitled "An act concerning the Gallatin county 
and Vermilion county Saline lands," which said section is 
hereby revived and continued in force for the purpose 
aforesaid; but in all cases, the preference shall be given to 
the actual settler. 
Duty of com- Sec. 6. After the said commissioners shall have made 
missioned of their report to the commissioner of sales, it shall be his du- 
ty to advertise the same for sale in some public newspa- 
per, at least four weeks previous to the day of sale, and 
on that day offer the same as lands having been heretofore 
offered for sale. 
Commissioners ^ Ec * 7 * ^ ne commissioners named in the first section of 
in their selec- this act, shall not, in their selection of land, interfere with 



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the manufactory of salt; but shall, in all cases, consult the tkm shall not 
interest of the State and of the present lessees, as far as ^? lfe aiJj Wlth 
making salt is concerned. They shall be allowed the same 
compensation as other commissioners heretofore have been Compensation, 
allowed, to be paid by the commissioner of sales. 

Sec. 8. That the fourth section of an act, entitled "An Part of act re- 
act to amend an act concerning Saline Reserves, a Peniten- pealed. 
tiary, and the improvement of certain navigable streams," 
approved, December 12, 1828, be, and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 9. The commissioner for selling the lands authori- Compensation 
zed to be sold in the Gallatin county Saline Reserve, shall ot c ° mm ; ssi °n- 

• • CIS 01 ji! J' ■ 

hereafter receive as compensation for his services, and in 
full compensation for office rent, clerk hire, books, station- 
ery and transportation of the money, live per cent, upon 
all moneys received by him in the sale of said lands. Said 
five per cent, to be deducted out of the money so received 
by him in payment for said lands. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



AN ACT concerning Religious Societies. In force Maich 

1, 1835. 

Whereas, petitions are frequently presented to the legis- Preamble, 
lature of the State to incorporate religious societies; and, 
whereas, if said acts of incorporation were granted, it 
would lead to an endless system of partial legislation; 
and whereas, all religious societies, of every denomination, 
should receive equal protection and encouragement from 
the legislature, and no one society be granted exclusive 
privileges : Therefore — 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people oj the State of Illinois, Religious socie- 
represented in the General Assembly^ That it shall be lawful ties m *y be " 
for the members of any society or congregation heretofore c °™£ inC01 P 01 - 
formed in this State for purposes of religious worship, and 
for members of any society or congregation which may 
hereafter be formed for the purpose aforesaid, to purchase 
a quantity of land not exceeding five acres, and to erect 
or build thereon, such houses and buildings as they may 
deem necessary for the purposes aforesaid, and to make 
such other use of the land, and make such other improve- 
ments thereon as may be deemed necessary for the com- 
fort and convenience of such society or congregation; and M )ector 
such society or congregation may assume a name and elect appoint tnw- 
or appoint any number of trustees, not exceeding ten, who tees. 



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Appointment 
how verified. 



shall be styled trustees oi' such society or congregation by 
the name assumed, and the title to the land purchased and 
improvements made, shall be vested in the trustees, by the 
name and style assumed as aforesaid. 

Sec. 2. Immediately after the election or appointment of 
trustees by any society or congregation as aforesaid, the 
persons elected or appointed, shall make a certificate, un- 
der their hands and seals, stating the date of their election 
or appointment, the name of the society or congregation, 
and the length of time for which they were elected or ap- 
pointed, which shall be verified by the affidavit of some 
one of the persons making the same, and shall be recorded 
by the recorder of the county in which such society or 
congregation may be formed, and the said trustees shall 
hold their office for and during the period stated in the cer- 
tificate aforesaid. And at the expiration of their term of 
service and forever thereafter, at the expiration of the term 
of service of any trustee elected or appointed as aforesaid, 
the said society or congregation shall elect or appoint suc- 
cessors, who shall, in like manner, continue in office for 
such period as may be limited by the society or congrega- 
tion, and a certificate of their election or appointment shall 
be made by the trustees whose term of service shall have 
expired, which shall be verified by affidavit, and record- 
ed as provided in the election or appointment of trustees 
in the first instance. 

Shall have pet- Sec. 3. The trustees elected or appointed under the pro- 
petual succes- v i sons D f this act, and their successors, shall have perpetual 
succession and existence, and the title to land herein au- 
thorized to be purchased, and to the buildings and improve- 
ments thereon, shall be vested in the said trustees by their 
assumed name, and their successors forever; and the same 
shall be held for the uses and purposes herein named and 
Their powers, no other; and such trustees shall be capable in law, to sue 
and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be an- 
swered unto, defend and be defended, in all courts of law 
or equity whatsoever, in and by the name and style assu- 
med as aforesaid; and shall have power, under the direc- 
tion of the society or congregation, to execute deeds and 
conveyances of, and concerning the estate and property 
herein authorized to be held by such society or congrega- 
tion; and such deeds or conveyances shall have the same 
eli'ect as like deeds or conveyances made by natural per- 
sons: Provided, That no deed or conveyance shall lie 
made of any estate held as aforesaid, so as to defeat or de- 
stroy the interest or effect of any grant, donation or be- 
quest which may be made to any such society or congre- 
gation, but all grants, donations, and bequests shall be ap- 






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propriated and used as directed by the person or persons 
making the same. 

Sec. 4. Every society or congregation formed as afore- Society to fill 
said, shall have power to provide for filling vacancies which vacancws - 
may happen in the office of trustee, and also to remove 
trustees from office, and to adopt such rules and regula- 
tions in relation to the duties of trustees, and the manage- 
ment of its estate as the members may deem proper, not 
inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State 
or the United States. 

Sec. 5. Upon the dissolution of any society or congre- When any so- 
sation formed under the provisions of this act, the estate "ety shall be 

t> , .. , • 1 , -i ,, dissolved. 

and property ot such society or congregation shall revert 
back to the persons, their heirs and assigns, who may have 
given or contributed to the purchase of, or payment for the 
same, according to their respective rights. A failure to elect 
or appoint trustees at any time when, by the provisions of 
this act, such election or appointment should be had, shall 
not work a dissolution of the society or congregation, but 
the trustees last elected or appointed, shall be considered 
as in office until another election or appointment shall take 
place. 

This act shall take effect on the first day of March next. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



AN ACT to authorize the County Commissioners of Pike In force Jan. 
County to sell certain properly therein named. 7> lS3 ^- 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the Slate of Illinois, Property to be 
represented in the General Assembly, That the county com- solc " 
missioners of Pike county, be, and they are hereby authori- 
zed to sell at public vendue, all the town lots and buildings 
thereon, which are situated in the town of Atlas, belonging 
to said county of Pike. Said commissioners shall cause no- 
tice of the time and place of sale, to be posted up in five 
of the most public places in the county, at least four weeks 
next preceding the day of sale. 

Sec. 2. The said commissioners are hereby required to Conditions of 
fix the conditions of the sale, and may give to the purchaser sa e " 
or purchasers, a credit of not exceeding one year, as they 
may deem most advantageous to the interest of the coun- 
ty. The proceeds of said sales shall be paid into the Coun- 
ty Treasury, and become a part of the revenue of said 
county. 

Sec. 3. All laws and parts of laws which come within Acts repealed. 



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the meaning and purview of this act, be, and the same are 
hereby repealed. This act to take effect from and after its 
passage. 

Approved, Jan. 7, 1835. 



In fence Jan. 
7, 1835. 

May become 
incorporated. 



AN ACT concerning the Towns of Pittsfield and Chester. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the inhabitants of 
the town of Pittsfield in the county of Pike, and the in- 
habitants of the town of Chester in the county of Ran- 
dolph, are hereby authorized and empowered to become 
incorporated in the manner and upon the terms prescribed 
in the act, entitled "An act to incorporate the inhabitants 
of such towns as may wish to be incorporated," approved, 
February 12th, 1831, notwithstanding there may not be 
one hundred and fifty inhabitants in either of said towns; 
and upon complying with the provisions of the act afore- 
said, the inhabitants of the said towns, and the president and 
trustees thereof, when elected, shall have, exercise, and en- 
joy all the rights, privileges, and powers granted and con- 
ferred by the act above recited. 

This act to take effect from its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 7, 1835. 



In force Jan. AN ACT to establish a uniform mode of holding Circuit 
7, 1835. Courts. 



Five additional 
judges to be 
elected. 



thai I be < 
missioned 
'he Govci 



oin- 

by 



Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That there shall be elec- 
ted by joint ballot of both branches of the General Assem- 
bly, at its present session, five judges in addition to the one 
now authorized by law, who shall preside in the several 
circuit courts now or hereafter authorized and required to 
be held in the several counties in this State; and shall ex- 
ercise and possess such jurisdiction therein as is or may be 
allowed to the circuit courts in this State. 

Sec. 2. The said circuit judges, when thus elected, shall 
be commissioned by the Governor, and shall hold their of- 
fices during good behavior. The said judges shall reside 
in their respective circuits to which they may be assigned. 



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151 

And all laws which require the judges of the supreme court Pavt ol law re 
to hold circuit courts, so far as such requisition is concern- P ealed- 
ed, are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. There shall be two terms of the supreme court Two terms of 
held annually at the seat of Government. the supreme 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. " >n " J1,n,iallv 

Approved, Jan. 7, 1 835. 



AN ACT to repeal so much of the law as grants Pre-emp-^ force Feb 
tion Rights to Settlers on Seminary Lands. ''' 1835, 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Act « pealed 
represented i?i the General Assembly, That the third section 
of the act, entitled "An act to provide for the sale of the 
Seminary lands," approved, February 15th, 1831, be, and 
the same is hereby repealed: Provided, That rights ac- Proviso. 
quired under the provisions of the above mentioned act, 
shall not be effected by the passage of this act. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



AN ACT to provide for the Enclosing and Guarding Salt In force June 
Petre Caves in this Stale. h I835 - 

Sec 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Manufacturers 
represented in the General Assembly, That all persons work- of ® alt P etre t0 
ing salt petre caves in this State, for the purpose of 
manufacturing of salt petre, shall, previous to commen- 
cing the manufacture of salt petre, enclose said cave with 
a good and lawful fence, and keep the same at all times in 
good repair, so as to prevent cattle and other stock from 
gaining access thereto. 

Sec. 2. All persons working salt petre caves in this State, Penalty for not 
and not first complying with the first section of this act, oing s0 
may be fined in any sum not exceeding fifty dollars, to be 
recovered before any justice of the peace of the county in 
which the offence may be committed, upon complaint made 
by any person, in the name of the county commissioners' 
court of said county, one half to the person sueing there- 
for, the other to the county commissioners' court of the 
proper county, and shall also be liable for all damage which 
individuals may sustain by reason of their stock gaining 



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access to salt, petre caves or manufactories. This* act to 
be in force from and after the first day of June next. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



In force 

7, 1H35. 



Feb. 



AN ACT to amend the Practice Act of 1827. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State, of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That in all cases where 
interlocutory judgment shall be given in any action upon 
a penal bond or other instrument, and the damages rest in 
computation, the court may refer it to the clerk to assess 
and report the damages, and may enter final judgment 
therefor, without a writ of enquiry, and without empan- 
nelling a jury for that purpose. The provisions of this act 
shall apply to proceedings instituted or had under the act 
entitled "An act simplifying proceedings at law for the col- 
lection of debts," approved, February 1833. 

Approved, Feb. 7, 1835. 



In force June 
1, 1835. 

Appeals may 
be taken IVoin 
county com- 
mifsionei's*' to 
circuit court. 



AN ACT allowing Appeals in certain cases. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois* 
represented in the General Assembly^ That any party to a 
proceeding had before any county commissioners' court, 
who may feel aggrieved by the final decision, judgment or 
order of such court, shall be allowed to appeal to the cir- 
cuit court of the county in which the decision, judgment 
or order may have been made: Provided, the appeal be 
prayed during the term of the court at which the decision, 
judgment or order may be rendered: And provided, far- 
ther, That the party praying appeals shall be required to 
execute bond, with good security, to be approved by the 
court, payable to such person, and with such conditions as 
the court shall require; and after the execution of the ap- 
peal bond, the clerk of the commissioners'' court shall file 
with the clerk of the circuit court, a full and complete tran- 
script of the record and proceedings of the court, together 
with the appeal bond, and all original papers relating to the 
case; and the clerk of the circuit court shall thereupon is- 
sue from circuit sue a summons against all parties interested in the decision, 
judgment or order appealed from, as in clises of appeals 



Proviso. 



Appellant to 
give bond. 



Summons to is- 



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from judgments of justices of the peace, and if a county When county 
be interested, the summons shall issue against the county 1S a party ' 
commissioners of such county. 

Sec. 2. The circuit courts shall have jurisdiction to hear Jurisdiction of 
and determine all such appeals, and shall give such judgment circuit court in 

• 1*1*1 • Slich C3.SPR 

in respect to the right 01 the parties, as the commissioners' 
court should have given, and shall have power to make all 
such orders, and to issue all such process and notices as may 
be necessary to bring all persons interested before the court; 
and on the trial of such appeals, the court shall proceed in 
all respects as is or may be required in the trial of other 
appeal cases in said court, and the judgment of the court 
in the premises, shall be final and conclusive upon the par- 
ties, unless an appeal be taken to the supreme court. The May remand 
said circuit court shall also have power to remand all such the cause, 
cases to the county commissioners' court, with directions 
to carry into effect, so far as relates to rights of parties, 
the judgment of said court: Provided, That in cases so Proviso* 
remanded, the circuit court shall make out and deliver a 
written opinion to be entered of record, and transmitted to 
the county commissioners' court. 

Sec. 3. Appeals shall hereafter be allowed from all judg- Appeals aiiow- 
ments of justices of the peace, rendered in qui tarn actions ed ! n ^ ! " tam 

.. * i • -* . actions, 

and suits instituted to recover penalties or forfeitures which 
is or may be allowed by any statute of the State; such ap- 
peals to be taken and proceeded in, in all respects as is or 
may be required in appeals from judgments of justices of 
the peace in civil actions. 

This act shall take effect on the first day of June next. 

Approved, Jan. 31, 1835. 



AN ACT dividing the Slate into Judicial Circuits. In force Jan, 

17, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 1st circuit. 
represented in the General Assembly, That the counties of 
Calhoun, Greene, Morgan, Sangamon, Macoupin, Macon, 
Tazewell and M'Lean, shall form the first judicial circuit; 
the counties of Madison, St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph, 2d circuit. 
Washington, Clinton, Bond, Montgomery, Shelby, Effing- 
ham and Fayette, shall form the second judicial circuit; 
the counties of Hamilton, Jefferson, Franklin, Gallatin, 3d circuit. 
Pope, Johnson, Alexander, Union, Jackson, Marion and 
Perry, shall form the third judicial circuit; the counties of 4th circuit. 
Wayne, White, Edwards, Wabash, Lawrence, Crawford, 
Jasper, Clark, Edgar, Vermilion, Champaign, Coles and 

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5th circuit. 



Cth rircuit. 



151 

Clay, shall form the fourth judicial district; the counties of 
Pike, Adams, Hancock, M'Donough, Knox, Warren, Ful- 
ton and Schuyler, shall form the fifth judicial circuit; and 
the counties of Jo Daviess, Rock Island, Mercer, Henry, 
Peoria, Putnam, La Salle, Cook and Iroquois, shall form the 
sixth judicial circuit. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 17, 1835. 



In force Feb. 
12, 1835: 

Sum to be de- 
manded for li- 
cense. 



AN ACT to amend an act to License and Regulate Taverns. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That hereafter the coun- 
ty commissioners' court of each and every county in this 
State shall, at the time of granting a license under the act 
to which this is an amendment, demand of, and from the 
person receiving the same, a sum not more than fifty dol- 
lars, taking into consideration the stand where such tavern 
is to be located or opened, which sum so received, shall, 
by the said commissioners, be paid to the County Trea- 
surer of said county; which license so granted, shall au- 
thorize such person to keep a tavern and retail liquors for 
the term of one year. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



l e . T) -AN ACT to Organize the County of Jasper. 

19, 1834. 

Ele ti of fl" ^ EC * *" ^ e *' cnac ^d by the people of the State of Illinois, 

cers. represented in the General Assembly, That on the fourth 

Monday in January next, between the hours of eight 
o'clock in the morning, and seven o'clock in the evening, 
an election shall be held in the town of Newton in the 
county of Jasper, for three county commissioners, one 
sheriff, and one coroner for said county, who shall con- 
tinue in office until their successors shall be duly elected 
and qualified. 

Judges of dec- ? EC * 2 * ^avid Philips? William M. Richards, and Win. 

tion. Price, or any two of them, shall be judges of said election, 

and shall be authorized to appoint two clerks, and shall be 
qualified in the same manner as judges and clerks of elec- 
tions are now required by law, and said election shall, in 



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every respect, be conducted in conformity with the elec- IIow conduc- 
tion laws of this State. ed - 

Sec. 3. The location of the seat of justice made by com- Seat of justice, 
missioners appointed by the act creating said county of 
Jasper, and all their acts properly appertaining to their 
duties as such, are hereby ratified and confirmed. 

Sec. 4. Said county of Jasper shall be attached to the Attached to 4th 
fourth judicial circuit, and shall vote with the county of J l,dicial circuit. 
Crawford in the election of Representative to the State le- 
gislature, and with the counties of Crawford and Lawrence 
in the Senatorial election. 

Approved, Dec. 19, 1834. 



AN ACT relative to an Appropriation from the avails of the In force Feb. 
Gallatin County Saline Lands, for the benefit of Randolph > 
County. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Certain actre- 
represented in the General Assembly, That so much of the pea e 
first section of "An act appropriating a portion of the avails 
arising from the sale of the Saline lands in Gallatin county, 
to internal improvements," approved, 16th February, 1831, 
as makes it the duty of the county commissioners' court 
of Randolph county to expend the appropriation made 
said county, on a certain road therein named, be, and the 
same is hereby repealed; and the said commissioners shall 
appropriate the same towards the construction of bridges 
in the said county of Randolph. 

This act to take effect from and after its passage, any 
law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



AN ACT for the purposes therein named. {» f ° 1 fi c „ e , Feb - 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Appropriation 
represented in the General Assembly, "That after the appro- Jj Macou^ 8 
priations shall have been received in the several counties, and Momgom- 
contemplated in the act, entitled "An act appropriating aery- 
portion of the avails arising from the sale of the Saline 
lands in Gallatin county, to internal improvement," there 
shall be two hundred dollars appropriated to the county of 



156 

Macoupin, to be applied by the county commissioners' 
court of said county, to internal improvement, out of the 
sale of the Saline lands in Gallatin county; also, to the 
county of Montgomery, the sum of two hundred dollars, 
to be appropriated in said county in the building of a bridge 
or bridges, under the direction of the county commission- 
ers' court of said county. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1335. 



In force Jan. AN ACT to Organize the County of Mercer. 

31, 1835. 

Election for Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 

county officer, represented in the General Assembly, That on the first Mon- 
day of April next, between the hours of eight o'clock in 
the morning and seven o'clock in the evening, an election 
shall be held in the town of New Boston, at the house of 
Eli Reynolds and the house of George Miller in the coun- 
ty of Mercer, for three county commissioners, one sheriff, 
and one coroner for said county, who shall continue in of- 
fice until their successors shall be duly elected and qualified. 

Judges of dec- Sec. 2. That James Irvin, George Piper and Benjamin 

tion. Vanate, or any two of them, shall be judges of the elec- 

tion to be held at the town of New Boston, and George 
Miller, David Shouce and Ebenezer Creswell, or any two 
of them, shall be judges of the election to be held at the 
house of George Miller. Said judges shall be authorized to 
appoint two clerks at each precinct, and said judges and 
clerks shall be qualified in the same manner as judges and 
clerks of elections are now required by law; and said elec- 

How conduct- tions shall, in every respect, be conducted in conformity 

eH - with the election laws of this State. 

pi „„rui Sec. 3. Until the county seat of said county of Mercer 

rlace ol hold- . ... . . . •> . . J 

ing courts. shall be located, it shall be the duty ot the county commis- 
sioners' court of said county, to procure a suitable house ' 
at New Boston, and the several courts shall be held at New 
Boston until suitable buildings arc furnished at the county 
seat hereinafter to be located; and the said town of New 
Boston is hereby declared the temporary seat of said coun- 
ty of Mercer, until the same shall be permanently located 
by law. 

County organ- Sec. 4. Said county of Mercer is hereby declared to be 
organized, with such corporate powers as belong to other 
counties in this State. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved. Jan. 31, 1835. 



157 

AN ACT concerning Public Records. J» ( " (,1< - p Feb. 

& 9, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, State recorder's 
represented in the General Assembly, That the Governor of^ ve s dto j!^_ 
this State is hereby authorized to cause the books in the of- viiio. 
fice of the Secretary of State, and in the Recorder's office 
at Edwardsville in Madison county, containing the records 
of deeds for lands lying in the Military Tract in this State, 
to be removed to the Recorder's office in Rushville in 
Schuyler county. 

Sec. 2. The Recorder of Madison county is hereby re- Recorder of 
quired, as soon as practicable, to transcribe into a book to JIadiSOn coun - 
be provided by him for that purpose, any deeds which may " ' 
be recorded in the books in his office, containing the re- 
cords of deeds for land lying in the Military Tract before 
said books shall be taken from his office, noting at the end 
of each deed and acknowledgment, the book and page in 
which said deed is recorded. 

Sec. 3. That it shall be the duty of the Recorder of J )u ^° f » c J rd - 
Schuyler county to give his receipt for said record books ^onntj. " 3 " 
when the same shall come to his office, describing each 
book by its letter and number of pages, which receipt shall 
be filed in the office of the Secretary of State. 

Sec 4. That the Recorder of Madison county shall be Compensation 
entitled to the sum of twenty-five cents for each deed and ^ Madison. *" 
acknowledgment which he may transcribe in pursuance of 
the provisions of the second section of this act, to be paid 
out of the State Treasury, on the warrant of the Auditor 
of Public Accounts, together with the cost of the record 
book contemplated in the second section of this act. The 
Auditor to draw his warrant on the Treasurer for the 
amount of said expenses, when he shall be satisfied of the 
number of said deeds and acknowledgments, and the cost 
of said record book shall be certified to him under the seal 
of the county commissioners' court of Madison county. 

Sec. b. That whenever the Governor shall inform the 
Auditor of Public Accounts of the amount of the expenses 
ol' removing said records, it shall be the duty of the Audi- 
tor to draw his warrant on the Treasurer in favor of the 
person or persons entitled to the same, which shall be paid 
out of the State Treasury. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 0, 1835. 



158 

In force Feb. AN ACT to provide for Transcribing certain Records 
12 ' 1835 - therein named. 



County com- 
missioners of 
Adams county 
to appoint a 
commissioner 
to transcribe 
said records. 



Shall take an 
oath. 



County com- 
missioners to 
furnish him 
with suitable 
books. 



His duties. 



I)utje3 of re- 
corders and 
others having 
m;i i«l records in 
possession, 



Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the county com- 
missioners' court of the county of Adams, be, and they are 
hereby authorized and empowered, whenever they shall 
deem it expedient, by an order to be entered on their re- 
cords, to appoint some competent person as a commis- 
sioner, for the purpose hereinafter expressed, who shall 
take and subscribe an oath faithfully and carefully to per- 
form such duties as may be required of him by this act, 
which oath may be administered and certified by any jus- 
tice of the peace of said county. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the county commissioners' 
court of said county, when they make such appointment, 
or as soon thereafter as may be convenient, to provide a 
sufficient number of blank books, substantially bound, and 
suitable for recording deeds in, which books, when provi- 
ded, shall be delivered to the aforesaid commissioner, who 
shall receipt for the same. 

Sec. 3. As soon as such book or books shall be delivered 
to said commissioner, he shall record in each book a copy 
of the order of his appointment and his oath of office, and 
proceed in due time to ail the recording offices in this State 
where deeds or title papers for lands lying in the said coun- 
ty of Adams have been by law required or permitted to 
be recorded, or where such records may be deposited or 
kept, and shall, from the books of said offices, make out 
and record in a fair and legible manner in the book or 
books so furnished him, all deeds and title papers to lands 
lying in the aforesaid county, which have been recorded in 
any such recording office as aforesaid, after which, said 
commissioner shall return the book or books so delivered 
to him, to the Recorder of the county of Adams; and it 
shall be the duty of said Recorder to make a certificate to 
that effect, at the end of each book. The said Recorder 
shall estimate the number of deeds which said commis- 
sioner shall have transcribed into such book or books, and 
certify the same to the county commissioners' court of 
said county, who shall thereupon make an order in favor 
of such commissioner, for the sum of twenty-five cents for 
each deed by him transcribed as aforesaid, to be paid as 
other county orders are. 

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of all recorders and other 
persons who may have the care, custody, or control of any 
of the books in which deeds to lands lying within the said 
county of Adams have been recorded, to permit said com- 
missioner to make transcripts of all and every such deed, 



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and for that purpose, to use the books in which such deeds 
may be recorded. 

Sec. 5. The said county commissioners' court shall have 
power to fill all vacancies in the said office of commis- 
sioner. 

Sec. 6. The said commissioner in transcribing the deeds Transcripts 
and title papers aforesaid, into the books so provided as when j* u "y le 
aforesaid, shall, immediately after transcribing each deed, books of record, 
title paper, acknowledgment and certificate, note in the 
said book at what time, in what office, book and page, the 
same was originally recorded, and when such transcribed 
record books shall be delivered to the Recorder of the said 
county of Adams, they shall, to all intents and purposes, 
be considered as books of records of deeds for the said 
county of Adams, and copies of such transcribed records 
certified by the Recorder of said county, shall be evidence 
in all courts and places, in the same manner that copies of 
deeds regularly recorded in the Recorder's office of said 
county are evidence and with the like effect. 

Sec. 7. Copies of the records of deeds and title papers, Certified copies 
from the books of records, to be deposited in the Recor- th ^ oi R 00tl 
der's office of the county of Schuyler, certified by the Re- 
corder of the said county of Schuyler, shall be evidence in 
all courts and places, in the same manner and with the like 
effect, as if the same were certified by the proper Recorder 
of the office to which the said records originally belonged. 

Sec. 8. The provisions of this act may be extended to 
all or any of the counties in the Military Tract, and the 
county commissioners' courts of any or all of those coun- 
ties, are hereby authorized and empowered to have the re- 
cords of all deeds and title papers for lands situated in their 
respective counties, transcribed in the same manner and 
with the same effect as is herein provided for Adams 
county. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



AN ACT to establish the County Seat of Rock Island County. In force Feb. 

1% 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the peojrie of the State of Illinois, Commissioners 
represented in the General Assembly, That William Bennett JJ^JJjJj 1 ^ 
of Jo Daviess county, Peter Butler of Warren county, and °f C |ustke. "" 
John G. Sanburn of Knox county, be, and they are hereby 
appointed commissioners, whose duty it shall be to locate 
a permanent seat of justice for the county of Rock Island, 



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Name of coun- 
ty hCUt. 

When and 
where to meet. 



Shall report to 
county com- 
missioners' 
court. 



If located on 
private land. 



If on public 
l&nd. 



Compensation 
to commission' 

ers. 



and the county seat, when selected and located, shall be 
called "Stephenson."' 

Sec. 2. The above named commissioners, or a majority 
of them, shall meet in the town of Farmersburg in Rock 
Island county, on the first day of May, or within four 
months thereafter, and after being duly sworn by some 
justice of the peace, faithfully to take into consideration 
the convenience of the people, situation of settlements 
that may hereafter be made, the eligibility of situation for 
said town, shall proceed to fix upon a place for said coun- 
ty seat. 

Sec. 3. When said commissioners, or a majority of then*, 
shall have agreed upon a place for a county seat, as is pro- 
vided in the second section of this act, they shall make re- 
port thereof, under their hands, describing particularly the 
place they have so selected, to the county commissioners' 
court of the said county of Rock Island, who, at their next 
term, shall cause the same to be entered upon the records 
of said court; and the said place so selected, shall be and 
remain the permanent seat of justice of the aforesaid 
county. 

Sec. 4. Should the said commissioners conclude to locate 
said county seat on private property, or the property of 
individuals, they shall ask and obtain from said individuals 
a donation of at least twenty acres of land, and shall also 
select and describe said donation in their report, with cer- 
tainty, by metes and bounds, as near as may be: Provi- 
ded, That should said proprietor refuse to make the dona- 
tion herein provided for, the said commissioners shall be re* 
quired to locate the said seat of justice on the nearest eligi- 
ble public land; and should said county seat be so located 
on public land, the county commissioners of said county 
may proceed to purchase the same for the use of said coun- 
ty; and should the said county seat be located upon indi- 
vidual property, the said commissioners shall take from said 
individuals, a deed in fee simple to said county, for such 
land as may be so donated. 

Sec. 5. The county commissioners' court, at the next 
term after said location is made, may allow the said com- 
missioners three dollars per day for their services, to be 
paid out of the Treasury of said county. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1G35. 



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AN ACT relating to Schools in Township thirty-nine North, In force Fab. 
Range fourteen East. G, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, School inspec- 
represented in the General Assembly, That the legal voters tors t() be ele( " 
in township thirty-nine north, range fourteen east, in Cook u ' ' 
county, shall assemble at the usual place of holding elections 
in the said township, on the first Monday in June next, and 
annually thereafter, and elect either five or seven persons 
to be school inspectors, who shall continue in office one 
year and until others are elected. 

Sec. 2. The school inspectors shall recommend to the Township to he 
county commissioners of Cook county, to lay off and di- tuvi(,ed j nto . 
vide the said township into school districts, number, and 
from time to time, alter the same, and create new ones, as 
circumstances may require; and the said county commis- 
sioners are hereby required to lay oft', number, alter and 
create such districts as the said school inspectors may from 
time to time recommend. 

Sec. 3. The said school inspectors, or some of them, shall Inspectors shall 
visit all of the public schools within the township, at least v | sit schools > 
once a month; inquire into the progress of the scholars and 
the government of the schools; examine all persons offer- 
ing themselves as candidates for teaching, and when found 
well qualified, give them certificates thereof gratuitously, 
and attend at the quarterly examinations of the scholars. 
They may advise and direct as to the books to be used, and 
the course of study to be pursued in the schools; may re- 
move teachers for any just cause; make by-laws for the re- 
gulations of the schools: Provided, That a majority of the 
voters, at any legal meeting of the township called for that 
purpose, may repeal such by-laws; may divide the schools 
into male and female departments, if they think it expedi- 
ent; and a majority of the legal voters of the township 
shall require it, they may establish one or more high schools, 
under such regulations as a majority of such legal voters 
may prescribe; and they may do such other things in rela- 
tion to schools, not inconsistent with this act, as a majori- 
ty of the legal voters of the township may direct. 

Sec 4. The legal voters in each school district, shall an- Trustees of 
nually elect three persons to be trustees of common schools, s°to™k how 
whose duty it shall be to employ qualified and suitable teach- elected, 
ers; to see that the schools are free, and that all the white Their duties. 
children in the district have an opportunity of attending 
them, under such regulations as the inspectors may make; 
to take charge of the school houses, and all of the school 
property belonging to the district, and to manage the whole 
financial concerns thereof. The said trustees shall annu- May levy and 
ally levy and collect a tax sufficient to defray the necessa- collect taxes. 

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ry expense of fuel, rent of school room, and furniture for 
the same; and they shall levy and collect such additional 
taxes as a majority of the legal voters of the district, at a 
meeting called for that purpose, shall direct: Provided, 
That such additional taxes shall never exceed one-half of 
one per cent, per annum upon all the taxable property in 
the district; all of which taxes the said trustees shall have 
full power to assess and collect. 
Corporate pow- g EC# 5, Each school district shall have full corporate 
o^Th^schooi powers for all school purposes: Provided, That nothing 
district. herein contained shall prevent two or more districts from 

uniting together for the purpose of erecting school houses 
whenever a majority of the legal voters in such districts 
shall agree to do so. 
Trustees to Sec. 6. The trustees of each district shall, at the end of 

make report to everv quarter, make report to the school inspectors in wri- 
mspectors. t j n ^ wn i cn report shall set forth the number of schools 
within the district; the time that each has been taught du- 
ring the previous quarter, and whether by male or female 
teachers; the number of scholars, and the time of their at- 
tendance during the quarter, to be ascertained by the teach- 
ers' keeping an exact list or roll of the scholars' names; the 
number present every school-time or half day, which roll 
or list shall be sworn to or affirmed by the teacher, and 
shall accompany the trustees' report. 

Sec. 7. The people of the said township may, at their 
annual meeting in June, determine upon what amount of 
the interest of their school fund, shall be appropriated for 
the support of schools during the next year; but if the peo- 
ple shall refuse or neglect to make such appropriation, then 
it shall be left discretionary with the school inspectors. 
Inspectors shall Sec. 8. The school inspectors shall quarterly apportion 
apportion the the said school moneys among the several districts in the 
school money sa jj township according to the number of scholars in school 
t^number'of therein, between the ages of five and twenty-one years; 
scholars in each and also, according to the time that each scholar has actu- 
district. Qjjy attended such school during the previous quarter, to 

be ascertained by the report of the said trustees and teach- 
ers. 
Shall make Sec. 9. Whenever the said apportionment shall have been 

schedule. made, the school inspectors shall make out a schedule there- 
of, setting forth the amount due to each district, the person 
or persons entitled to receive the same, and shall deliver the 
said schedule, together with the reports of the trustees, and 
the lists or rolls of the teachers, to the commissioner of 
school lands, and thereupon the said commissioner shall 
pay over such parts of the interest of the school moneys 
belonging to the said township, as the said inspectors, in 
Duty of school said schedule, may direct. It shall be the duty of the com- 



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missioner of school lands, in Cook county, to preserve all commissioner, 
of the schedules, reports and teachers' rolls, that may be 
delivered to him as aforesaid, and to make a record thereof 
in a book to be by him kept for that purpose, and he shall 
annually make and transmit to the Auditor of the State, a 
report, which shall set forth the various items contained in 
the trustees' reports and teachers' rolls, and such other in- 
formation concerning the schools in the said township, as 
he may have in his possession, together with a particular 
account of all of the school moneys by him paid out, and 
such other matters as he may see tit to add. 

Sec. 10. It shall be the duty of the inspectors, semi-an- Further duties 
nually, to make a report, setting forth the state and C ondi- of ms P° ctors - 
tion of the schools in the said township, and cause the same 
to be published in one or more of the newspapers printed 
in the township: Provided, nothing in this act shall be so 
construed as to authorize the school commissioner of Cook 
county to pay to said trustees any part of the principal be- 
longing to said township. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, Feb. 6, 1835. 



AN ACT defining the Duties of Public Printer and fixing In force Jan. 
the time and manner of performing the same. 24 > 1835 - 

Sec. 1. Beit enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, All laws, jour- 
represented in the General Assembly, That hereafter, until Jjj^""*? 
the legislature shall otherwise direct, all laws, journals, i ai . s? ac ] V eitise- 
bills, messages, advertisements, blanks, certificates, circu- ment^&c^to 
lars, or advertisements of any description, which shall be ^ ^.^ 
ordered to be printed by the legislature ol the State ol Il- 
linois, or by either branch thereof, or by the Governor, or 
by either of the heads of departments, in pursuance oi law 
and the discharge of their official duties, shall be given to 
the public printer or printers, hereafter to be elected by 
the joint ballot of the two houses of the legislature oi this 
State, and said public printer or printers, shall receive tor 
their services the following prices, viz: For ah law s, jour- Fric.to beal- 
nals, bills, messages, reports and documents, oi othei print- .^ ^ J 
ing for the legislature, sixty-two and a halt cents per thou- State- 
sand ems for composition, and sixty-two and a halt cents 
per token for press-work; for the first quire oi blanks ol 
any form, one dollar and fifty cents, and lor every subse- 
quent quire of the same form ordered to be printed at the 
same time, one dollar, except when said blanks contain so 



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much rule and figure work, as that journeymen would make 
an extra charge, agreeably to the rules of printing, in which 
case the public printer may make an advance of fifty per 
cent, on the charge of the journeymen in composition and 
Proviso. press-work: Provided, That the public printer or printers 

furnishes paper for printing said blanks, certificates or cir- 
culars : And provided further. That if said blanks, certi- 
ficates, or circulars, be badly or inaccurately printed, or be 
printed on paper of an inferior quality, the officer ordering 
the same, may refuse to receive the same; for advertising, 
the public printer or printers, shall receive for every one 
hundred words, fifty cents the first insertion, and twenty- 
five cents for every subsequent insertion that may be or- 
dered by the officer of government that directs the same 
to be published; and all other editors of papers who may 
publish such advertisement by direction of the proper offi- 
cer, shall receive for their services the same as the public 
printer or printers for the same services. 
Duty of public Sec. 2. That it shall be the duty of the public printer or 
pnnter. printers, with the advice and concurrence of the Secretary 

of State, to procure before the meeting of every legisla- 
ture, on the best terms posssible, paper of as good quality 
as is generally used in publishing statute books, for the 
printing of the laws, and suitable paper for all other print- 
ing which will be wanting for the use of the legislature, 
and he or they shall be allowed by the State the full amount 
of the cost and carriage of the same, together with such 
reasonable allowance for his or their trouble in providing 
the same ; and such interest on the money expended as 
may appear reasonable to the Auditor, Treasurer and Sec- 
retary of State, subject to the supervision of the subse- 
quent legislature. It shall be the duty of the public printer 
or printers, to publish the laws and journals on long primer 
or small pica type, and to make the pages as large as the 
paper will admit of, and leave a sufficient margin. 
Shall give bond. ^ Ec * 3 * That me public printer or printers, shall be re- 
quired to give bond with sufficient security to be approved 
of by the Governor, in the penal sum of two thousand dol- 
lars, for the faithful performance of all printing and other 
services required to be done by him or them, for the State 
or any of its officers, under the provisions of this act. 
Laws and jour- Sec. 4. That the printing of the laws and journals of the 
semlSon lC " P resent sess ion of the legislature, shall be completed with- 
whentobe in three months after the public printer or printers, shall 
completed. have been furnished with a copy of the same; and at every 
succeeding session, printed copies of the journals shall be 
furnished within twelve days after the adjournment of the 
Proviso. legislature: Provided, That the clerks of the two houses 

shall have furnished the public printer or printers, every 



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morning, with the proceedings of the preceding day; and 
the laws passed at each subsequent session of the legisla- 
ture, shall be printed within forty days after the adjourn- 
ment of the legislature; and a failure on the part of the 
public printer or printers, shall subject him or them to a 
forfeiture of six per cent, per week on the whole amount 
of their contract. 

Sec. 5. That the public printer or printers, shall procure Compensation 
the folding, stitching and binding of all such laws and jour- '"' ,,jurl " ia; 
nals as may be folded, stitched and bound, and shall receive 
such compensation as may be agreed upon by the Auditor, 
Treasurer and Secretary of State, who shall be governed 
by the usages of the binders west, of Cincinnati who carry 
on the book binding business. 

Sec. 6. That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of Duty of Sccre- 
State to examine the printino; of all laws, and see that thev ,a ! y . nt yt:ite . hl 

-. ,, , i-i i-i i •. relation to prin- 

be correctly done, and in a workman-like manner; and it t i n g laws, 
shall be the duty of the Auditor, Treasurer and Secretary 
of State to examine all accounts rendered by the public 
printer or printers, for work performed, or materials fur- 
nished for the State, which officers shall call to their aid 
practical printers whenever they shall be satisfied that the 
charges have not been correctly made. 

Sec. 7. That on the fulfilment of any order for printing, \v 



hen a con- 



folding, stitching or binding, or for paper furnished by the f iact of P ril "ing 
public printer or printers, and used in printing laws or jour- ihe^amount to 
nals, or other work in which the State furnishes the paper, be certified by 
the Secretary of State shall certify the fact to the Auditor, ^Secretary 
who shall issue his warrant on the Treasurer for the sum Auditor, 
due such printer or printers, which shall be paid out of any 
money not otherwise appropriated. 

This act to take effect and be in force from its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 24, 1835. 



AN ACT to provide for the Election of County Recorders In force Feb. 
and Surveyors. 11,183j. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Parts of ccna 
represented, in the General Assembly, That from and after the laws repealed 
first Monday in August next, so much of the fifth section 
of an act, entitled "An act relating to the office of Recor- 
der," approved, January 8th, 1829, as provides that the 
Governor, by and with the advice and consent .of the Se- 
nate, shall appoint a recorder in every county; and so 
much of the first section of said act as requires the recor- 



166 

der to furnish, at his own proper cost, well bound books 
for the recording of deeds, and the first section of the act 
regulating the appointment and duties of county surveyors, 
approved, January 14th, 1829, be, and the same are here- 
by repealed. 
County Recor- " Sec. 2. That an election shall be held on the first Mon- 
der and Sm> day m August next, and on the first Monday in August in 
every four* every fourth year thereafter, in each county in this State, 
years. for a county recorder and surveyor, which county recorder 

and surveyor, so elected, shall continue in office for the 
term of four years, and until their successors shall be elec- 
ted and qualified to office respectively. 
Elections how Sec. 3. The election herein provided for, shall, in all 
conducted. things be conducted, and returns thereof be made, as pro- 
vided by the "act regulating elections," approved,, January 
10th, 1 829, to the office of Secretary of State, and upon such 
election being made, the Governor shall commission such 
county recorder and surveyor to continue in office for four 
years; which commission shall be transmitted by the Sec- 
retary of State to the clerk of the circuit court of the pro- 
per county, and it shall be the duty of said clerk to give 
immediate notice to such recorder or surveyor of the re- 
ceipt of his commission. 
Re oider to ^ Ec * ^' ^ fte sa *^ recorders, previous to entering upon 

give bond. the duties of their office, shall enter into bond as now re- 
quired by law, the secureties to which shall be approved 
by the county commissioners' courts of the respective 
counties for which said recorders are elected. 
Vacancies how Sec. 5. The election provided for by this act, shall be 
filled. held a t the same time and places, and conducted in all re- 

spects as is now provided for by the law for elections of 
justices of the peace, and all vacancies shall be filled in the 
Contested elec- same manner; and contested elections for recorders and 
turns. surveyors, shall be regulated as provided for in the mode 

prescribed for contesting elections for sheriffs and coroners. 
County com- Sec. 6 « It sna 'l be the duty of the county commissioners' 
missioncr to court to provide the county recorders of their respective 
pi'oviderecord CO unties with well bound books, necessary to the execu- 
tion of the duties of his office, to be paid for out of the 
County Treasury; and that the county commissioners' 
Compensation courts of the several counties, be, and they are hereby re- 
udges and quired to pay the said judges and clerks of election out of 
01 " the County Treasuary, not exceeding one dollar per day, 
and also, such reasonable allowance to the person carrying 
the return of such elections to the county seat, as they 
may deem just, not exceeding six cents per mile for going 
only. 

JAMES SEMPLE, Speaker House Rep. 
A. M. JENKINS, Speaker of the Senate. 



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This bill having been returned by the Council of Revi- 
sion, with their objections to the same becoming a law, 
and the same having been reconsidered, and again passed 
both houses by a majority of the whole number of mem- 
bers elected, the objections of the Council notwithstand- 
ing, the same has become a law of this State. 

JAMES M. SEMPLE, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
A. M. JENKINS, 

Speaker of the Senate. 
11th Feb. 1835. 



AN ACT regulating the times of holding the Supreme and hi force F«b. 

Circuit Courts, and fixing the Salary of the Circuit 1:i ' li ^ ;,J - 
Judges. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Times oi hold- 
represented in the General Assembly, That the terms of the^f" prem * 
supreme court shall commence on the second Mondays in 
December and first Mondays in June annually, and the 
court shall continue in session at each term, until the busi- 
ness before it shall be disposed of. 

Sec. 2. The salary of the circuit judges of this State, Judges salary. 
shalL^be seven hundred and fifty dollars per annum, payable 
quarterly. 

Sec. 3. The circuit judges may interchange and Hold Circuit judgea 
each other's circuit courts as often as they may agree to ^nradrcuks. 
do the same, and may award writs of ne-exeat, habeas cor- 
pus, certiorari and injunction, and may grant orders to 
stay proceedings, which said writs and orders shall run 
and have force in each other's circuits, and such acts, 
writs and orders, shall have the same effect, and be obey- 
ed in the same manner, as if the said acts, orders and writs 
were done, granted and issued by the proper judge of the 
circuit. 

Sec. 4. The circuit judges in their respective circuits, May order spe- 
may at any regular term of the court in any county, make r,a teims " 
an order appointing a time for holding a special term of 
the court, for hearing and deciding chancery causes, and 
shall have power at such special terms, to hear and decide 
all causes, matters and things depending in chancery in 
such courts, and ail proceedings had, and all orders, de- 
crees and judgments made at such special term, shall have 
the same validity as if had or made at a regular term ap- 
pointed by law. The said judges shall also have power at 



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any regular term of a circuit court in any county, to make 
an order appointing a time for holding a special term of 
such court, for the trial of civil and criminal causes; and 
suits may be instituted, and process made returnable to 
such special term in the same manner, and with like effect 
as at a regular term of such court; and the county com- 
missioners of such county, shall select and cause to be 
summoned a grand and petit jury, to attend the special 
term appointed for the trial of civil and criminal cases; 
and the court shall have power at such special term to try 
all civil and criminal causes, and all orders, judgments and 
proceedings made and had at such special term, shall be as 
valid and effectual, as if made or had at a regular term of 
the court. 
County com- Sec. 5. The county commissioners' courts of the several 
owter°48jW count i es m which the circuit courts are allowed to set two 
men in counties weeks, are authorized to select forty-eight qualified jury- 
vyhere circuit men? to serve as petit jurors during the term of the circuit 
w°eeks. SI court, twenty-four of whom shall be selected to serve du- 

ring the first week of the court, and summoned to attend 
on the first day of the term ; and twenty-four shall be se- 
lected to serve during the second week of the term, and 
summoned to attend on the second Monday of the term. 
Process return- Sec. 6. All process, suits and recognizances, which have 
abl V° COU1 1 ^ een or ma y ^ e lssue ^ or entered into, and made returna- 
arranged! ' ble to tne courts, as at present arranged, shall be taken and 
considered to be returnable to the terms fixed by this act, 
and shall be as valid as if made returnable to the'termjS fix- 
ed by this act; and all process issued and tested in the 
name of either of the justices of the supreme court, by 
the clerk of any circuit court, shall be valid to all intents 
and purposes, and shall be obeyed as though the same had 
been tested in the name of the circuit judges of such court. 
Terms of.civ- Sec. 7. The terms of holding the circuit courts in the 
several counties of this State, shall commence at the times 
hereinafter specified, and continue to be held from day to 
day, Sundays excepted, until the business shall be disposed 
of, unless it shall be necessary to close the term, to enable 
the judge to attend in the next county to hold court. 

In the county of Sangamon, on the second Mondays in 
March and July, and the first Mondays in October. 

In the county of Morgan, on the fourth Mondays in 
March, third Mondays in July and October. 

In the county of Calhoun, on the Fridays before the sec- 
ond Mondays in April and first Mondays in September. 

In the county of Greene, on the second Mondays in April 
and first Mondays in September. 

In the county of Macoupin, on the third Mondays in 
April and second Mondays in September. 



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In the county of Macon, on the fourth Mondays in April 
and third Mondays in September. 

In the county of M'Lean, on the Thursdays after the 
fourth Mondays in April, and third Mondays in September. 

In the county of Tazewell on the first Mondays after the 
fourth Mondays in April, and on the fourth Mondays in 
September. 
. In the the county of Madison, on the second Mondays 
in March and August. 

In the county of St. Clair, on the fourth Mondays in 
March and August. 

In the county of Monroe, on the first Mondays in April 
and September. 

In the county of Randolph, on the second Mondays in 
April and September. 

In the county of Washington, on the third Mondays in 
April and September. 

In the county of Clinton, on the fourth Mondays in April 
and September. 

In the county of Bond, on the first Mondays in May and 
October. 

In the county of Montgomery, on the second Mondays 
in May and October. 

In the county of Shelby, on the third Mondays in May 
and October. 

In the county of Effingham, on the Fridays after the third 
Mondays in May and October. 

In the county of Fayette, on the fourth Mondays in May 
and October. 

In the county of Marion, on the second Mondays in 
March and September. 

In the county of Jefferson, on the Thursdays thereafter. 

In the county of Hamilton, on the third Mondays in 
March and September. 

In the county of Franklin, on the fourth Mondays in 
March and September. 

In the county of Gallatin, on the first Mondays in April 
and October. 

In the county of Pope, on the third Mondays in April 
and October. 

In the county of Johnson, on the fourth Mondays in April 
and October. 

In the county of Union, on the first Mondays after the 
fourth Mondays in April and October. 

In the county of Alexander, on the second Mondays in 
May and November. 

In the county of Jackson, on the third Mondays in May 
and November. 

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In the county of Perry, on the fourth Mondays in May 
and November. 

In the county of Crawford, on the first Mondays in 
March and September. 

In the county of Lawrence, on the Thursdays thereafter. 

In the county of Wabash, on the second Mondays in 
March and September. 

In the county of Edwards, on me Fridays thereafter. 

In the county of White, on the Mondays after the third 
Mondays in March and September. 

In the county of Wayne, on the fourth Mondays in March 
and September. 

In the county of Clay, on the Thursdays thereafter. 

In the county of Jasper, on the Mondays after the fourth 
Mondays of March and September. 

In the county of Coles, on the Wednesdays thereafter. 

In the county of Champaign, on the second Mondays af- 
ter the fourth Mondays in March and September. 

In the county of Vermilion, on the Wednesdays thereaf- 
ter. 

In the county of Edgar, on the Wednesdays thereafter. 

In the county of Clark, on the Tuesdays thereafter. 

In the county of Pike, on the first Mondays in April and 
September. 

In the county of Adams, on the second Mondays of April 
nnd September. 

In the county of Hancock, on the fourth Mondays in 
April and September. 

In the county of McDonough, on the first Mondays in 
May and October. 

In the county of Warren, on the second Mondays in May 
and October. 

In the county of Knox, on the third Mondays in May 
and October. 

In the county of Fulton, on the fourth Mondays in May 
and October. 

In the county of Schuyler, on the first Mondays in June 
and November. 

In the county of Jo Daviess, on the first Mondays in 
April, and second Mondays in August. 

In the county of Rock Island, on the third Mondays in 
April, and fourth Mondays in August. 

In the county of Peoria, on the fourth Mondays in April. 
and first Mondays in September. 

In the county of Putnam, on the first Mondays in May 
and second Mondays in September. 

In the county of La Salle, on the second Mondays in May 
and third Mondays in September. 



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In the county of Iroquois, on the third Mondays in May, 
and fourth Mondays in September. 

In the county of Cook, on the fourth Mondays in May, 
and first Mondays in October. 

In the counties of Mercer and Henry, at such times as 
shall be appointed by the judge presiding in the sixth cir- 
cuit, after such counties shall be organized. 

Three terms 

Sec. 8. There shall be three terms of the circuit court annually in the 
held annually in the counties of Sangamon and Morgan, at county fSan- 
the times herein directed. gan . 

Sec 9. Whenever any person shall be in the custody of When a person 
the sheriff of any county, charged with a capital crime or %£ff*£ a 
any felony, or other offence, punishable by confinement in desil . es t0 be 
the penitentiary, it shall be the duty of such sheriff, prom- tried. 
ded, such person shall desire a trial, to give information 
thereof, in writing, to the judge presiding in the circuit, or 
in the case of his absence, or disability, to the next nearest 
circuit judge to the county where the offence is charged to 
have been committed, whose duty it shall be to issue a pre- 
cept, under his hand and seal, to the sheriff ot such coun- 
ty, to summon twenty-three grand jurors, and twenty-lour 
petit jurors, to attend at the seat of justice of said county 
on a day therein mentioned, which shall not be less than 
fifteen nor more than thirty days from the date ot said pre- 
cept; and the twenty-seventh section of an act, regulating 
the supreme and circuit courts, approved, January 19th, 
1829, be, and the same is hereby repealed. 

r i • r~..„^ -ol« Laws now in 

Sec. 10. All laws and parts of laws now in force, rela- forae in rela . 
tino- to the judges of the supreme court, while performing t ion to judges 
circuit duties, in conferring jurisdiction upon them, defi-ofsup^ 
nine their duties, or appertaining to them in any way, shall onjudge8of 
(so for as the same may be applicable,) be taken and Caft- circuit court 
strued to be of full force, and binding to all intents and 
purposes, upon the circuit judges elected by virtue of a 
(aw, entitled "An act to establish an uniform mode ot hold- 
ing circuit courts," approved, January 7, 1835. 

Sfc 1 1 All writs, subpoenas or other process which may ah proceedings 

DEC. li. mi vviiw)^ f x . oittincr now pending to 

have issued from any circuit court since the last sitting fae ^^ 
thereof, or which may hereafter issue, previous to this act if no altera- 
being received, in the respective counties, shalT be deemed t™ had taken 
and taken, and are hereby made returnable on the first day I*** 
of the next term of the several circuit courts, to be ho den 
by virtue of this act; and all proceedings, either <ajl or 
criminal, which are now pending, shall be taken up and d«- 
posed of according to law, in the same mannei as it no al- 
Son had been made in the time of holding such courts. 
Sec 12. The several clerks of the circuit courts, ap- Clerks. 



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pointed or to be appointed under the "Act to establish a 
uniform mode of holding circuit courts," approved, Janu- 
ary 7, 1835, shall give bond, be qualified and exercise the 
duties of their office, as specified in the act regulating the 
supreme and circuit courts, approved, January 19, 1829. 
Act repealed. The third section of the act regulating the terms of hold- 
ing the circuit courts of this State, approved, March 2, 
1 833, foe, and the same is hereby repealed. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to amend an act, entitled "An act to Incorporate 
12, 1835. tfle Sl Qi air Turnpike Road Company," approved, Fe- 

bruary 15, 1833. 

t^Xted^ aCt Sec * U Be lt cnacted b, J the P eo P le °f the State °f Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That so much of the 
act to incorporate the St. Clair Turnpike Road Company, 
approved, February 15, 1833, to which this is an amend- 
ment, as requires the corporation to commence their op- 
erations within two years after the passage of said act, and 
complete the same within four years, be, and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



}\\ / ?!l e - Feb> ^ N ^.CT to amend an act to Incorporate the Town of Alton. 

Id, 1»JJ. X - 

Boundariea of Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of th& State of Illinois, 
defied? 01 ™ 1011 re P resenicd in the General Assembly, That from and after the 
passage of this act, the middle of the main channel of the 
Mississippi river shall be the southern boundary line of the 
corporation of the town of Alton from the western to the 
eastern extremity of said town. The said town shall and 
may be laid oil' into as many wards, and in such manner, 
as the trusteed of said town shall, from time to time, by or- 
dinance' direct. 
Truster, to Sec. 2. Whenever the county commissioners' court of 

oftaxaUon MadlS0 » county shall, by an order to be entered on their 
when reiin- records, agree to relinquish the revenue arising from li- 
jSSy d cw-t Censes t0 lerries 5 taverns, auctioneers, merchants and gro- 
cers, theatrical and other shows within the corporation of 
said town, then the trustees shall have the exclusive right. 



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under the regulations now established by law, and the mo- 
ney arising from licenses shall be paid into the town trea- 
sury as other taxes now are: Provided, That if such or- Proviso. 
der of said court shall be made, the trustees of said town 
of Alton, shall take charge of all the paupers of said town 
so as to free the county from any charge on account of any 
paupers of said town. 

Sec. 3. The trustees of said town of Alton shall have Shall have 
full power to receive donations of lots or lands for any i»«' el ' t0 l * e - 
public buildings or other public works, and to receive in j^J & "' 
the name of the corporation, from individuals or compa- 
nies, deeds of trust for lots or lands situate in the bounds Deeds of trust 
of said corporation, or within one mile thereof, whenever 
the said trustees shall deem it for the interest of the said 
town to accept such deeds of trust, and when so received 
or accepted, they, and their successors, shall perform the 
terms of all such deeds in perpetuity. 

Sec. 4. This act to take effect and be in force as soon as When this act 
the provisions thereof shall have been accepted by the in- t0 tllke effect - 
habitants of said town, in the manner provided by the act 
to which this is an amendment, for the acceptance of said 
act, and not before: Provided, That the election for that 
purpose shall be held on the first Monday in April next. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



AN ACT to amend "An act to Incorporate the Wabash i„ force Feb. 
Navigation Company" approved, January 13, 1825. 12, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Directors here- 
represented in the General Assembly, That the directors of t°i' lj c e appoint- 
the Wabash Navigation Company, appointed at the last ses- ^ ntmued ''' 
sion of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, are 
hereby constituted and appointed directors thereof, to hold 
their offices for five years next ensuing, and until their suc- 
cessors in office are duly elected and qualified. 

Sec. 2. That nothing in this act contained, or the act to What 0[tl()l , 
which this is an amendment, shall be so construed as to of said rivet to 
authorize said company to alter, change or improve by ca- ,e improved, 
nal, fore-bay, race, lock, dam or otherwise, any other por- 
tion of the Wabash river, than that situate between Mount 
Carmel and the head of the Little Rock rapid; and the said 
company be, and they are hereby authorized to take out, 
either through a race, canal or fore-bay, within the limits 
above prescribed, a sufficient quantity of water to propel 
any mills or machinery that they may think proper to erect 



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or establish at or near said race or canal: Provided, al- 
ways, That the quantity of water so taken out of the river, 
or applied to the purposes aforesaid, shall not prejudice the 
navigation of said river. 
Shall purchase Sec. 3. That said company shall not enter upon the land 
any land by f private individuals for the purpose of cutting a canal, or 
upon entered otherwise improving the navigation of the Wabash river, 
except in pursuance of the limits and restrictions of the 
act to incorporate the Wabash Navigation Company, ap- 
proved, January 13, 1825, and when the value of any land 
shall be assessed as prescribed in said act, and the amount 
paid to the owner thereof, it shall be lawful for said com- 
pany to construct or excavate a canal, or any other of the 
aforesaid improvements, in, through, or upon said lands, 
and the said company is hereby empowered to supply any 
improvement aforesaid, with water from said river, by con- 
structing a feeder or such other means as may be neces- 
sary. 
When togo in- Sec. 4. The benefits of this act, and the act to which this 
to operation. - g &n amenc i m ent, are extended to the directors of said com- 
pany, and all persons who may hereafter unite together for 
the purposes contemplated in said act, and shall go into op- 
eration so soon as there shall be fifty shares subscribed for, 
of twenty-five dollars each : Provided, also, That said com- 
pany shall not be entitled to the benefits of this act, unless 
they shall commence the improvement within four years 
Acts repealed, from and after the first day of June next All acts and 
parts of acts inconsistent with, or repugnant to the provi- 
sions of this act, be, and the same are hereby repealed. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



In force Feb. ^jy ACT for the Incorporation of Fire Companies. 

12, 1835. 

Fire companies ^ec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
may \m fanned, represented in the General Assembly, That hereafter it shall 
be lawful for any number of persons, resident within any 
town or corporation within this State, exceeding forty per- 
sons, to form themselves into a company or companies, for 
the purpose of extinguishing fire, who, on having their 
Authorized to names and subscriptions recorded in the Recorder's office 
make by-laws. j n t j ie p r0 per county, are hereby authorized to make such 
rules and regulations as to a majority of said company or 
companies may seem proper and necessary for the procu- 
ring of engines, buckets, hooks, ladders, and all implements 
necessary for working said engines and exercising the com- 



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panies: Provided, no by-law shall be contrary to the laws Proviso. 
of this State. 

Sec. 2. So soon as such persons shall have had their Declared bo- 
names and subscriptions recorded as aforesaid, they and dies P olitic and 
their successors shall be, in law and in fact, a body cor- coipotate- 
porate and politic, to have continuance forever, by the 
name and style of "The Fire Company;" and by such Style. 
corporate name and style, shall be forever able and capable, 
in law and in equity, to sue and be sued, implead and be 
impleaded, answer and be answered, defend and be defen- 
ded, in all manner of suits, actions, plaints, pleas, causes, 
matters, and demands of whatever kind and nature they 
may be, in as full and effectual a manner, as any person or 
persons, bodies corporate and politic may or can do. 

Sec. 3. All fines and forfeitures, for non-attendance or Fines and for- 
delinquency imposed by the by-laws and regulations to be ^vered ° w ' e ~ 
adopted by the companies provided for by this act, not ex- 
ceeding twenty dollars, shall be recoverable by action of 
debt, before any justice of the peace of the proper county, 
by the said company, in their corporate capacity, which 
said fines and forfeitures, shall be for the use of the com- 
pany suing for the same. 

Sec. 4. All persons who shall form themselves into fire Exempted from 
companies, as is provided in the first section of this act, milltia dut y- 
shall be exempt from militia duty during the time they be- 
long to such company; and all persons who shall have 
served twelve years in succession in any such fire com- 
pany, shall, forever after, be exempt from doing militia du- 
ty in this State, except in time of war. 

This act to be in force and take effect from and after its 
passage. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



AN ACT further defining the Powers and Duties of Trus- In force j an 
tees of Incorporated Toivns. 31, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, p,. es jd e nt and 
represented in the General Assembly -, That the president and trustees may 
trustees of towns which have or may become, incorporated, a PP oint town 

... . . J f \ ■ i j a constable. 

in conformity with the provisions ol the act entitled "An 
act to incorporate the inhabitants of such towns as may 
wish to be incorporated," approved, 12th of February, 
1831, are hereby vested with power to appoint a town 
constable, and authorize him to execute all writs, process jjis duty. 
and precepts which may be issued against persons for the 



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violation of the laws of the corporation, and to arrest, on 
view, all persons who may violate such laws, and to collect 
all fines, forfeitures, and penalties which may be assessed 
or recovered for the use of the corporation, and to require 
shall give bond and security of. said constable in such sum as they 
bond. ina y think proper. The said president and trustees are 

Further powers also vested with power to declare what shall be consider- 
vested in presi- e( j a nuisance within the limits of the corporation, and to 
tees# ' r provide for the abatement or removal thereof; also, to re- 
gulate the speed which horses and other animals may be 
rode or driven within the limits of the corporation; to pro- 
vide, for the trial and punishment of persons who may be 
engaged in assaults, assaults and batteries, and affrays with- 
Pimishment of in the limits of the corporation, and to provide that such 
offenders. punishment may be inflicted for any offence against the 
laws of the corporation, as is or may be provided by law 
Proviso. for like offences against the laws of the State: Provided, 

That no person shall be deprived of the right of trial by 
jury in any case, when such person would be entitled to a 
trial by a jury for a like offence against the law of the 
State. 
Punishment by Sec. 2. The president and trustees as aforesaid, are fur- 
impvisonment. ^ er authorized to provide for the punishment of offenders 
by imprisonment in the county jails, in all cases where 
such offenders shall fail or refuse to pay fines which may 
be assessed, or for forfeitures or penalties which may be 
recovered: Provided, That no person shall be imprisoned 
under the provisions of this section, for a longer period 
than twelve hours for every five dollars of any fine asses- 
sed, or forfeiture or penalty recovered. 
Powers confer- Sec. 3. The said president and trustees are also authori- 
red in trustees, zed to adopt such laws for the security of wagons and other 
cariages which may be used within the limits of the corpo- 
ration, and for the protection of the inhabitants against in- 
jury by reason of horses or other animals fastened to such 
wagons or carriages running with the same, as they may 
deem necessary; also, to provide for the punishment of per- 
sons who may at any time, disturb the peace of the inhabi- 
tants of the town, or the deliberations or proceedings of 
any public meeting of such inhabitants. 
To regulate Sec. 4. The said president and trustees shall also have 

feep, «fee. power to regulate the fees and compensation of all officers 
of the corporation. 

This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 31, 1835. 



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AN ACT to Incorporate the. Colleges therein named. i„ f 01ce Feb. 

19, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Alton college 
represented in the General Assembly, That Hubbefl Loomis, °f Illinois in- 
Benjamin F. Edwards, Stephen Griggs, George Smith, corporatcd " 
Enoch Long, Cyrus Edwards, and William Manning, and 
their successors, be, and they are hereby created a body 
politic and corporate, to be styled and known by the name 
of "The Trustees of the Alton College of Illinois," and by 
that style and name to remain and have perpetual succes- 
sion. The said college shall remain located at or near Up- 
per Alton, in the county of Madison. The number of trus- Number of 
tees shall not exceed fifteen, exclusive of the president, trustees, 
principal, or presiding officer of the college, who shall, ex- 
officio, be a member of the board of trustees; no other in- 
structor shall be a member of the board of trustees. For 
the present, the above named individuals shall constitute 
the board of trustees, who shall fill the remaining vacan- 
cies at their discretion. 

Sec. 2. That Samuel D. Lockwood, William C. Posey, nji 1M ,i s college. 
John P. Wilkinson, Theron Baldwin, John F. Brooks, Eli- incorporated, 
sha Jenny, William Kirby, Asa Turner, John G. Bergen, 
John Tillson, jr., and Gideon Blackburn, and their succes- 
sors, be, and they are hereby created a body corporate and 
politic, by the name of "The Trustees of Illinois College," 
and by that style and name to remain and have perpetual 
succession; the college shall remain permanently located 
in Morgan county; the number of trustees shall not ex- Number of 
ceed fifteen, exclusive of the president, principal, or presi- trustees, 
ding officer of the college, who shall, ex-officio, be a mem- 
ber of the board of trustees; no other instructor shall be a 
member of the board of trustees. For the present, the 
aforesaid individuals shall constitute the board of trustees, 
who shall fill the remaining vacancies at their discretion. 

Sec. 3. That John Dew, Samuel H. Thompson, James M'Kend*eean 
Riggin, Nicholas Horner, George Lowe, Robert Moore, college incor- 
Theophilus M. Nichols, Joshua Barnes, Samuel Stites, Da- P 0,ated - 
vid L. West, Nathan Horner, Joseph Faulks, Thornton 
Peoples, John S. Barger, Nathaniel M. M'Curdy, Anthony 
W. Casad, and Benjamin Hypes, and their successors, be, 
and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, 
to be styled and known by the name of "The Trustees of 
the M'Kendreean College," and by that style and name to 
remain and have perpetual succession; the said college 
shall remain located at or near Lebanon in the county of 
St. Clair; the number of trustees shall not exceed eighteen, Number of 
exclusive of the president, principal, or presiding officer of trustees, 
the college, who shall, ex-officio, be a member of the board 
of trustees; no other instructor shall be a member of the 

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board of trustees. For the present, the aforesaid individu- 
als shall constitute the board of trustees, who shall fill the 
remaining vacancies at their discretion. 
Jonesborough Sec. 4. That B. W. Brooks, Augustus Rixleben, Win- 
coiiege incoi- stead Davie, John S. Hacker, Daniel Spencer, Willis Wil- 
pormed. | an ^ j | in ^,y # M'Guire, Thomas Sams, James P. Edwards, 

John Baltzell, William C. Whitlock, and Isaac Bizzle, and 
their successors, be, and they are hereby created a body 
politic and corporate, to be styled and known by the name 
of "The Trustees of the Jonesborough College," and by 
that style and name to remain and have perpetual succes- 
sion-, the said college shall remain located at or near Jones- 
Numbar of borough, in the county of Union. The number of trustees 
trustees s j m ]i not excee( j fifteen, exclusive of the president, prin- 

cipal, or presiding officer of the college, who shall, ex-offi- 
cio, be a member of the board of trustees; no other in- 
structor shall be a member of the board of trustees. For 
the present, the aforesaid individuals shall constitute the 
board of trustees, who shall fill the remaining vacancies at 
their discretion. 
Objects of the Sec. 5. The object of said corporations shall be the pro- 
foregoing inror- mot j on f t j ie g ene ral interests of education, and to qualify 
poution.s. young men to engage in the several employments and pro- 
fessions of society, and to discharge honorably and useful- 
ly the various duties of life. 

Sec. 6. The corporate powers hereby bestowed, shall be 
porutHioweTs" sucn on ly as are essential or useful in the attainment of said 
object, and such as are usually conferred on similar bodies 
corporate, viz: To have perpetual succession, to make con- 
tracts, to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, to 
grant and receive by its corporate name, and to do all other 
acts as natural persons may; to accept, acquire, purchase or 
sell property, real, personal and mixed, in all lawful ways; 
to use, employ, manage, and dispose of all such property, 
and all money belonging to said corporation, in such man- 
ner as shall seem to the trustees best adapted to promote 
the objects aforementioned ; to have a common seal, and to 
alter or change the same; to make such by-laws for its re- 
gulation as are not inconsistent with the constitution and 
laws of the United States or of this State, and to confer 
on such persons as may be considered worthy, such aca- 
demical or honorary degrees as are usually conferred by 
similar institutions. 
n ,. , Sec. 7. The trustees of the respective corporations shall 

Uuties and . . . .J ~.. 

powers of tins- have authority, from time to time, to prescribe and regu- 
tees - late the course of studies to be pursued in said colleges, 

and in the preparatory departments attached thereto; to 
fix the rate of tuition, room rent and other college expen- 
ses, to appoint instructors and such other officers and 



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agents as may be needed in managing the concerns oi the 
institution, to define their powers, duties and employments, 
to fix their compensation, to displace and remove either of 
the instructors, officers or agents, as said trustees shall 
deem the interest of the said colleges shall require, to fill 
all vacancies among said instructors, officers and agents, 
to erect necessary buildings, to purchase books and chemi- 
cal and philosophical apparatus, and other suitable means 
of instruction, to put in operation a system of manual la- 
bor, for the purpose of lessening the expense of education 
and promoting the health of the students; to make rules 
for the general management of the affairs of the college, 
and for the regulation of the conduct of the students, and 
to add, as the ability of the said corporation shall increase 
and the interest of the community shall require, additional 
departments for the study of any or all of the liberal pro- 
fessions: Provided, however, That nothing herein contain- 
ed shall authorize the establishment of a theological depart- 
ment in either of said colleges. 

Sec. 8. If any trustee shall be chosen president of the Trustee being 
college, his former place as trustee shall be considered as ^"J^; 
vacant, and his place filled by the remaining trustees. The ffi ce vacated, 
trustees, for the time being, shall have power to remove 
any trustee from his office of trustee for any dishonorable 
or criminal conduct: Provided, That no such removal 
shall take place without giving to such trustee notice of 
the charges exhibited against him, and an opportunity to 
defend himself before the board, nor unless that two-thirds 
of the whole number of trustees, for the time being, shall 
concur in such removal. The trustees, for the time being, 
in order to have perpetual succession, shall have power, as 
often as a trustee shall be removed from office, die, resign 
or remove out of the State, to appoint a resident of this 
State to fill the vacancy in the board of trustees occasion- 
ed by'such removal from office, death, resignation or re- 
moval from the State. A majority of the trustees, for the 
time being, shall be a quorum to do business. 

Sec. 9. The trustees shall faithfully apply all funds by College funds 
them collected, or hereafter collected, according to their b<™ applied, 
best judgment, in erecting suitable buildings, in supporting 
the necessary instructors, officers and agents, in procuring 
books, maps, charts, globes, philosophical, chemical and 
other apparatus, necessary to aid in the promotion of sound 
learning in their respective institutions: Provided, That 
in case any donation, devise or bequest shall be made for 
particular purposes, accordant with the objects of the in- 
stitution, and the trustees shall accept the same, every such 
donation, devise or bequest, shall be applied in conformity 
with the express condition of the donor or devisor: Pro- 



Open to all de- 



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vided, also, That lands donated or devised as aforesaid, 
shall be sold or disposed of as required by the twelfth sec- 
tion of this act. 

Sec. 10. The treasurers of said colleges always, and all 
other agents, when required by the trustees, before enter- 
ing upon the duties of their appointments, shall give bonds 
for the security of the corporation, in such penal sum and 
with such secureties as the board of trustees shall approve; 
and all process against the said corporation, shall be by 
summons, and service of the- same shall be by leaving an 
attested copy with the treasurer of the college, at least 
thirty days before the return day thereof. 

Sec. 11. The said colleges and their preparatory depart- 



ehristians. 



Amount of real 
estate. 



nominations ofments, shall be open to all denominations of christians, and 
the profession of any particular religious faith, shall not be 
required of those who become students; all persons, how- 
ever, may be suspended or expelled from said institutions 
whose habits are idle or vicious, or whose moral character 
is bad. 

Sec. 12. The lands, tenements and hereditaments, to be 
held in perpetuity, in virtue of this act, by either of said 
corporations, shall not exceed six hundred and forty acres: 
Provided, however, That if donations, grants, or devises in 
land shall, from time to time, be made to either of said cor- 
porations over and above said six hundred and forty acres, 
which may be held in perpetuity as aforesaid, the same 
may be received and held by such corporation for the pe- 
riod of three years from the date of every such donation, 
grant or devise ; at the end of which time, if the said lands 
over and above the said six hundred and forty acres, shall 
not have been sold by the said corporation, then, and in 
that case, the said lands so donated, granted or devised, 
shall revert to the donor, grantor, or the heirs of the devi- 
sor of the same. 

Approved, Feb. 9, 1835. 



l" f< l835 Fcb " ^^ AC * U> amcnd an act '> eni itlcd "An act to Incorporate 
the Rushville and Beardstown Turnpike Road Company:' 



Company* 



Company may 
alter route of 
said road. 



Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the said company 
be authorized to construct such road or roads as are men- 
tioned in said act, upon the most convenient route from 
Rushville to the Illinois river, at or near the town called 
Lagrange, and for thai purpose the said company are 



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invested with all powers, privileges and immunities confer- 
red by the said act, and that the time for completing such 
road, be five years from the passage of this act: Provided, 
however, That nothing herein contained shall deprive the 
said company from constructing the road contemplated 
by said act from Rushville to Beardstown. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



AN ACT supplemental to cm act to Incorporate such per- *" (°* ce L Ja °- 
sons as may associate for the purposes of procuring and ' 
erecting Public Libraries in this State, approved, January 
31, 1833. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Debating socie- 
represented in the General Assembly, That from and after the ties m . a y be " 
passage of this act, it shall be lawful for any number ofji°™j mcm i )0 " 
persons, not less than ten, in any part of this State, who 
shall associate themselves together, and form a constitution 
and by-laws for the regulation of such society, for the pur- 
pose of debating or other literary pursuits, to apply, and 
obtain from under the seal of the county commissioners' 
court of the proper county, a certificate of incorporation, 
agreeable to the provisions of the second section of the act 
to which this is a supplement, and when so incorporated, 
they and their successors shall have all the rights and privi- 
leges of any incorporation formed under the provisions oi 
the above recited act. 

Sec. 2. All and every debating or literary society, form- Ma y form their 
ed and incorporated under the provisions of this act, shall, ^ns andby 1 - 
and may form their own constitution and by-laws, and may laws, 
regulate their own mode of proceedings, without appoint- 
ing trustees or any other officers, than such as they may 
think proper; but none of the by-laws formed by any such 
society, shall be contrary to any law of this State, or ol 
the United States. 

Approved, Jan. 31, 1835. 



AN ACT to Incorporate the Peoria Bridge Company. in tone Feb. 

10, 1835. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Company in- 
represented in the General Assembly, That all such persons C01 'P 01 ' at9d - 



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Capital stock. 



Commissioners 



as shall become subscribers to the stock hereinafter men- 
tioned, shall be, and they are hereby constituted and de- 
clared a body corporate and politic, by the name and style 
of "The Peoria Bridge Company," from and after the pas- 
sage of this act, and by that name, they, and their succes- 
sors, shall, and may hereafter have succession, and shall, in 
law, be capable of suing and being sued, pleading and be- 
ing impleaded, answer and being answered, in all courts 
and places whatsoever; and they and their successors, may 
have a common seal, and may alter and change the same 
at pleasure; and also, they and their successors, by that 
name and style, shall be, in law, capable of purchasing, 
holding and conveying any estate, real and personal, for 
the use of said corporation; but the said real estate to be 
holden, shall be such only as shall be necessary to promote 
or attain the object of the corporation. 
Sec. 2. That the capital stock of said company, shall be fifty 
thousand dollars, divided into one thousand shares of fifty 
dollars each; and Francis Voris, Andrew M. Hunt, Jacob 
Chrisman, Aquilla Wren, Andrew Gray, Lewis Bigelow, 
Rodolphus Rouse, Anson N. Deming, William S. Mans, 
to open books and Charles G. Thomas, are hereby appointed commission- 
forsubscrip- ers to receive subscriptions for the said stock, and such 
subscriptions shall be opened at such time and place as the 
commissioners, or a majority of them, shall appoint, by no- 
tice to be published in the Peoria Champion, a newspa- 
per printed in Peoria, thirty days before the time appoint- 
ed. If the requisite number of shares shall not be subscri- 
bed for at the time and place appointed for such subscrip- 
tion, said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall take 
such measures for completing such subscription, as they 
may deem expedient and proper. Every subscriber shall, 
at the time of subscribing, pay to said commissioners the 
sum of one dollar for each share subscribed. 

Sec. 3. As soon as five hundred shares shall be subscri- 
bed, the said commissioners shall give notice thereof, in 
manner aforesaid, and appoint the time and place in such 
notice for such subscribers to meet for the purpose of 
choosing a treasurer, clerk, and seven directors. Every 
stockholder shall be entitled, at such and all other elections, 
to one vote for each share to the number of ten, and one 
vote for every five additional shares; which votes may be 
given in person or by proxy. At the election to be held 
as aforesaid, the said commissioners, or such of them as may 
attend, shall be inspectors, and their certificate of the names 
of the persons elected, shall be conclusive evidence of 
such election. The first Monday in the month in which 
such election shall be held, shall be the anniversary day of 
all subsequent elections of such officer*. A majority of 



Treasurer, 

rectors, &.( 
be elected. 



the 
lion. 



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the directors so chosen, shall be a quorum, and shall be ca- 
pable of transacting the business of the corporation; and 
any act of the majority of said directors, shall be binding 
on said corporation. The said directors, when elected as 
aforesaid, shall immediately proceed to the choice of one 
of their number for president, and the said president and 
directors may meet from time to time, and shall have pow- 
er to make such by-laws, rules and regulations as shall be 
deemed expedient and proper for the well ordering of the 
affairs of the said corporation: Provided, the same be not 
repugnant to the constitution and laws of this State and of 
the United States. 

Sec. 4. The said corporation are hereby authorized and Objects ami 
empowered to erect a bridge over the Illinois river at or p owers of 
near the out-let of Lake Peoria, which shall be construe- inr01I1 °" 
ted with a convenient draw at least thirty feet wide, for 
the passage of steam boats and other vessels; and shall 
keep good and sufficient lights on each side of said draw at 
all proper times, and shall also keep some suitable person 
or persons at the said bridge, who shall raise said draw- 
when it may be necessary for the passage of any steam 
boat, or other vessel, passing up or down said river, free 
from expense to the owners thereof. 

Sec. 5. The said president and directors, or other per- May enter up- 
sons employed by them, may enter upon and take posses- on certain 
sion of the land on each side of the river, when such bridge ant ' 
shall be erected; and the said corporation, on taking pos- 
session of such land, and on receiving a conveyance thereof, 
shall pay the value of so much of the same as may be ne- 
cessary for making and erecting said bridge, and establishing 
a gate, toll house, and other works necessary for said bridge; 
and in case of a disagreement between the parties as to 
such value, the same shall and may be ascertained by three 
disinterested freeholders of the county where such lands 
lie, who shall be appointed for that purpose by the county 
commissioners' court of the same county, on the applica- 
tion of either party, and shall be sworn to make a just 
valuation thereof. 

Sec. 6. As soon as the said bridge shall be completed, it Rates of toil, 
shall and may be lawful for the said corporation to erect a 
gate at the end of said bridge, and to demand and receive 
the same rates of toll for passing the same, as are now esta- 
blished and received for ferriage in low water at the same 
place. 

Sec. 7. If any person or persons shall wilfully or mali- Persons injur- 
ciously do or cause to be done, any act whatsoever, whereby in s said bridge. 
the said bridge or any thing appertaining to the same, shall 
be impaired, injured or destroyed, the said person or per- 
sons so offending, shall forfeit and pay to the said corpora- 



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tion treble the amount of damages occasioned thereby, to 
be recovered by the said corporation with costs of suit, in 
an action of trespass, in any court having competent juris- 
diction thereof, 
i lorporation to Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of said corporation to affix 
post up rates of qj. p 0S t up, in a conspicuous place, over the said gate, a 
U,1L sign-board, with the rates of toll written thereon, in large 

letters. 
Penalty for Sec. 9* If an y toll-gatherer shall unreasonably delay or 

.barging too hinder any traveler from passing said bridge, or shall de- 
much toil. m and or receive more toll than is by this act established, 
he shall for every such offence, forfeit and pay a sum not 
exceeding ten dollars, with costs of suit, to be sued for and 
recovered before any justice of the peace of the county 
where such offence shall be committed, for the use of the 
person or persons so unlawfully delayed, hindered or de- 
frauded. 
Penalty for fast Sec. 10. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons 
riding over said to ride or drive over said bridge faster than on a walk, nor 
bridge. shall it be lawful to drive more than twenty head of cattle 

on the said bridge at any one time, on penalty of forfeiting 
for every such offence, the sum of one dollar. 
President and Sec. 11. All officers chosen at the annual election afore- 
directors may said, shall hold their offices until the next annual election, 
..ail meetings. or m i\\ others are elected in their stead, and the president 
and directors, or a majority of them, shall have power to 
call a meeting of the corporation whenever they may deem 
it necessary, by publishing a notice of the time and place 
for holding the same, thirty days previous to the time of 
said meeting. 
Stock and per- Sec. 1 2. Shares in said corporation shall be considered 
sonai property. as personal property, and transferable as such. 

Sec. 1 3. That as soon as the said bridge shall be complet- 
fv the proprie- ed anc ^ rendered, passable, the said corporation shall pay to 
tors of the ferry the proprietors of the ferry now established across the II- 
at that place. ii no j s r iver at that place, a reasonable compensation or in- 
demnity for the loss or injury occasioned the said proprie- 
tors by the erection of the said bridge, taking into consid- 
eration all the advantages the said proprietors shall derive 
from the said bridge, over and above the advantages which 
other citizens of Peoria shall derive from the same source; 
and if the parties shall be unable to agree as to the amount 
of such compensation or indemnity, the same may be sub- 
mitted to three arbitrators, to be mutually chosen and 
agreed upon by the parties, whose award shall be final; or 
in case the parties should not agree upon the compensation 
to be paid to the proprietors of the ferry, nor upon arbi- 
trators to determine the same, the supreme court, upon the 
application of either party, shall have power to make such 



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award in the premises, and render such judgment or de- 
cree, as shall be suited to the justice and equity of the case. 

Sec. 14. If the said bridge shall not be erected, built and When to be 
completed within four years after the passage of this act, cora P leted> 
the said corporation shall be dissolved. 

Approved, Feb. 10, 1835. 



AN 



ACT supplementary to the act Incorporating the Jack- In force Feb. 
sonville and Meredocia Rail Road Company. 13 ' 1835 - 



Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Company may 
represented in the General Assembly, That for the purpose of ^reS^ate* 
facilitating the taking the stock of the "Jacksonville and f or subscription 
Meredocia Rail Road Company," it shall be lawful for any to capital stock. 
person who is the rightful owner of any tract or tracts of 
unincumbered land, in Morgan county, in this State, to 
mortgage to the president and directors of said company, 
forty acres of land, as aforesaid, for every share of fifty 
dollars which he may have subscribed to the stock of said 
company; which mortgage shall bind the land, so mortga- 
ged, for the payment of the principal and interest of the 
stock by him subscribed: Provided, That the interest shall Proviso. 
not exceed the rate of six per cent, per annum, and that 
the time and place of the payment of the principal and in- 
terest, shall be stipulated in said mortgage ; and, in no event, 
shall the lands, so mortgaged, be liable for a greater sum 
than the principal and interest of the stock for which it 
may have been originally pledged. 

Sec. 2. It shall be lawful for said company to effect a May take 
loan or loans, of a sum of money sufficient to pay the stock loans. 
so subscribed, and execute, as a security therefor, a mort- 
gage or mortgages, on all or any part of the lands which may 
have been mortgaged to said president and directors, for 
the security of any stock subscribed as aforesaid; which 
mortgage shall be good and valid, to all intents and purpo- 
ses, for the payment of any sum so borrowed by said com- 
pany: Provided, That said mortgage shall not bind any 
tract of land beyond the amount of the principal and in- 
terest of the stock for which it may have been mortgaged 
to said company. The directors of said company may May loan out 
loan out, at any rate of interest authorized by the laws of money. 
this State, any sum of money which they may have in their 
hands, belonging to said company, either to a bank or to 
individuals, on such terms and conditions as they may deem 
best calculated to promote the interest of said stockholders. 

24 



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Shall keep sep. 
aiate account 
with each 
stockholder. 



May hoi-row 
money on a 
pledge of the 
work. 



►Sec. 3. The directors of said company shall cause an ac- 
count to be kept with each stockholder who has mortgaged 
land to said company as aforesaid; and it shall be their du- 
ty, after retaining a sum sufficient to pay the interest which 
may be due on the money borrowed, to pay over to them, 
every six months, any excess which may have been col- 
lected from tolls, or may be due and paid for interest on 
the money loaned by said company; and in the event of 
the tolls and profits of said road failing to pay the interest 
which may accrue upon the sum so borrowed by the com- 
pany, together with an equal amount to other stockholders, 
then they shall be bound to pay to said directors of said 
company, after twenty days notice, the amount of interest 
which may be found deficient, not exceeding the rate of six 
per cent, per annum; and if they shall fail, for the period 
of six months after such notice, to pay said interest, the 
directors may order said stock, by them subscribed, to- 
gether with all payments by them made, to be forfeited to 
the company. 

Sec. 4. It shall be lawful for the directors of said com- 
pany, at any time after the sum of fifty thousand dollars 
shall have been expended in the erecting of said road, to 
negotiate a loan or loans, on a pledge of the rail road or 
trackway aforesaid, and the tolls and profits arising there- 
from, to aid and assist in the completion of said work. 

Approved, Feb. 13, 1835. 



In force Feb. 
7, 1835. 



Company ir 
corporate el. 



Extent and na- 
ture of the in- 
corporation. 



AN ACT to Incorporate the Alton Marine and Fire Insu- 
rance Company. 

Sec. 1 . Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That Benjamin God- 
frey, Calvin Riley, J. A. Townsend, Winthrop S. Gilman, 
Simeon Ryder, Jonathan T. Hudson, Mark Pierson, Isaac 
Negus, Nathaniel Buckmaster, Stephen Griggs, A. C. Han- 
kinson, Hezekiah Hawley, Sherman W. Robbins, Isaac I. 
Foster, and their associates, successors and assigns, be, and 
they are hereby incorporated into a body corporate and 
politic, by the name and style of "The Alton Marine and 
Fire Insurance Company," to have continuance for and 
during the term of twenty years from and after the passage 
ol this act, and by such corporate name and style, shall be, 
for the term aforesaid, able and capable, in law and in equi- 
ty, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and 
be answered unto, defend and be defended, in all manner of 



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suits, actions, pleas, plaints, causes, matters and demands, 
of whatever kind and nature they may be, in as full and 
effectual a manner as any person or persons, bodies corpo- 
rate and politic may or can do; and may have a common 
seal, which they may alter or revoke at pleasure, and may 
purchase, hold, and convey any estate, real or personal, for 
the use of said company: Provided, That said corpora- 
tion shall not, at any one time, hold real estate exceeding 
the value of five thousand dollars, excepting such as may 
be taken for debt, or held as collateral security for money 
due to said company. 

Sec. 2. The capital stock of said company, exclusive of Capital stock. 
premiums, notes, and profits arising from business, shall be 
twenty-five thousand dollars, and shall be divided into 
shares of fifty dollars each; fifty per centum of which 
shall be paid in money within six months after the first meet- 
ing of said company, and the residue in money, to be paid, 
twenty-five per centum thereof in twelve months, and 
twenty-five per centum in eighteen months from and after 
said first meeting, under such penalties as the president and 
directors may, in their discretion, order and. appoint. 

Sec. 3. The said capital stock may hereafter be increas- May be iucrea- 
ed to an amount not exceeding two hundred thousand dol- sed. 
lars, should a majority of the stockholders deem it advisa- 
ble, and the additional stock be subscribed, and fifty per 
centum thereof paid in, within twelve months after the 
said company shall have commenced operations. The said Deemed per . 
stock shall be deemed personal property, and assignable sonai property. 
and transferable, on the books of the corporation; but no 
stockholder, indebted to the corporation, shall be permitted 
to make a transfer until such debt be paid, or secured to 
the satisfaction of the directors. 

Sec. 4. Jonathan T. Hudson, Nathaniel Buckmaster, Commissioners 
Calvin Riley, Winthrop S. Oilman, J. A Townsend S. C. %%*£* 
Pierce, Isaac I. Foster, and Stephen Griggs, are hereby 
appointed commissioners for procuring subscriptions _ to 
said capital stock; and said commissioners, or a majority 
of them, shall open one or more subscription books for said 
stock, on such days, and at such places, as they shall deem 
expedient, and shall give at least thirty days public notice 
of such times and places, in one or more of the public 
newspapers published at each of said places; the said sub- 
scription books shall be kept open until the whole of the 
stock shall have been taken, and the sum of one dollar on 
each share subscribed for, shall be paid to the said commis- 
sioners at the time of making such subscription; and as 
soon as said stock shall be subscribed, or sooner, if required 
by the board of directors, the said commissioners shall de- 
liver over to said board of directors, said subscription 



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books, and shall pay over to said board the whole amount 
of money severally received by them: Provided, always, 
That said board of directors may, at any time that they 
may desire to do so, appoint other persons as commission- 
ers to obtain subscriptions, to act in conjunction with the 
commissioners hereby appointed. 
Directors may Sec. 5. It shall be lawful for the president and directors 
roOTtTof^tock. to re( l un " e payment of the sums subscribed to the capital 
' ' stock, at such times, on such conditions, and in such pro- 
portions as they shall deem fit, under such forfeitures as 
they shall prescribe, and they shall give notice of the pay- 
ments thus required, and of the time and place, when and 
were the same are to be made, at least ninety days previ- 
ous to the time specified for such payments, in some news- 
paper published in this State, and in each of the places 
where the books of the company may have been opened 
for subscription to the capital stock. 
Objects and Sec. 6. The said company shall have power and authori- 

powers ? f the ty to make insurance against fire, flood, or other destruc- 
tive element, on vessels, freight, money, goods and effects, 
and on any dwelling houses, or other buildings, merchan- 
dize, or other property, within the United States, on such 
terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by the par- 
ties, and to fix the premiums and terms of payment, and 
all policies of insurance by them made, shall be subscribed 
by the president, or in case of his death, sickness, inability 
or absence, by any two of the directors, and countersign- 
ed and sealed by the secretary of said company, and shall 
be binding and obligatory upon said company; and any 
losses duly arising under any policy so subscribed and seal- 
ed, may be adjusted and settled by the president and board 
of directors, and the same shall be binding on said com- 
pany. 
Directors to be Sec. 7. The stock, property, affairs and concerns of said 
elected. company, shall be managed and conducted by nine direc- 

tors, one of whom shall be president thereof, and who shall 
hold their offices for one year, and until others are chosen, 
and no longer; and who shall, at the time of their election, 
be citizens of this State, and holders, respectively, of not 
less than ten shares of the capital stock of said company. 
All elections for directors for said company, shall be held 
Elections when on the first Monday of August of each and every year, at 
held - such time of the day, and in such place in Lower Alton, 

as a majority of the directors, for the time being, shall ap- 
point; of which election, public notice shall be given by 
publication, for at least ten days, in the newspaper print- 
ed in or nearest to the said town of Alton, and said elec- 
tion shall be made by ballot, by a majority of the stock- 
holders present, allowing one vote to each share in the capi- 



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tal stock: Provided, That no stockholder shall be allow- 
ed more than thirty votes, and that absent stockholders 
may vote by proxy, under such regulations as the said com- ' 
pany shall prescribe; and if, through any unavoidable ac- 
cident said directors should not be chosen on the first Mon- 
day in August as aforesaid, it shall be lawful to choose 
them on any other day, in the manner herein provided; 
and it shall be the duty of the secretary of said company, 
at any time, upon application, in writing, of the proprie- 
tors of twenty per centum of the capital stock, to call a 
meeting of the stockholders, to be holden at such time and 
place in Alton, as they shall direct, for the purposes men- 
tioned in such application, by giving like notice thereof, as 
is herein required for the election of directors. 

Sec. 8. The directors, when chosen, shall meet as soon Shall chnose a 
as may be, after every election, and shall choose, out of president. 
their own body, a president, who shall be sworn or affirm- 
ed, faithfully to discharge the duties of his said office, and 
shall preside for one year; and in case of the death, resig- 
nation, or inability to serve, of the president, or any direc- 
tor, such vacancy or vacancies, shall be filled for the re- 
mainder of the year in which they happen, by a special 
election for that purpose, to be held in the same manner 
as herein before directed, respecting annual elections of 
directors. 

Sec. 9. The president and four of the directors, or five What shall 
directors, in the absence of the president, shall be a board constitute a 
competent to the transaction of business; and all questions board - 
before them, shall be decided by a majority of votes; and 
they shall have power to make and prescribe such by-laws, p 0W er to make 
rules, and regulations as to them shall appear needful and by T iaws. 
proper, touching the management and disposition of the 
stock, property, estate and effects, of said company, and 
the transfer of the shares, and touching the duties and 
conduct of the several officers, clerks, and servants em- 
ployed, and the election of directors, and all such matters 
as appertain to the business of insurance; and shall, also, 
have power to appoint a secretary, and as many other of- 
ficers, clerks, and servants, for carrying on said business, as 
may, to the said board, seem meet, and to fix the salaries 
and wages of the officers and servants of said company: 
Provided, always, That such by-laws, rules, and regula- 
tions, shall not be in violation of the constitution or laws 
of the United States or of this State. 

Sec. 10. Any two or more of the persons named in this Meetings how 
act, are hereby authorized to call a meeting of said com- called. 
pany, by advertising the same for two weeks, successive- 
ly, in the "Alton Spectator," or by written notices, posted 
up for that length of time, in five of the most public places 



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in said town, for the purpose of electing their first board of 
directors, and said directors, when elected, shall choose a 
president, as herein before provided, and shall continue in 
office until the first Monday in August, in the year of our 
Lord then next ensuing, and until others shall be chosen in 
their stead: Provided, however, That this charter shall be 
void and of no effect, unless put into operation agreeably 
to its provisions and terms, within eighteen months after 
the passage of this act : And provided, also, That the said 
company shall not take any risk, nor subscribe any policy, 
by virtue of this act, until one moiety of the capital stock 
of said company shall have been actually paid in. 

Sec. 11. It shall be the duty of the directors of said corn- 
Directors shall pany, at such times as the by-laws thereof shall prescribe, 
makedWi- to ma k e dividends of so much of the interest arising from 
the capital, stock, and the profits of said company, as to 
them shall appear advisable; but the money received, and 
notes taken for premiums of risks, which shall be undeter- 
mined and outstanding at the time of making such divi- 
dends, shall not be considered as a part of the profits of said 
company; and in case of any loss or losses whereby the 
capital stock of said company shall be lessened before all 
the instalments are paid in, each proprietor's or stockhold- 
er's estate, shall be held accountable for the instalments 
that may remain unpaid on his share or shares, at the time 
of such loss or losses taking place, and no subsequent divi- 
dend shall be made until the sum arising from the profits of 
the business of the said company, equal to such diminution, 
shall have been added to the capital; and once in every 
three years, and oftener if required by a majority of the 
votes of the stockholders, the directors shall lay before the 
stockholders, at a general meeting, an exact and particu- 
lar statement of the profits, if any there be, after deduct- 
ing losses and dividends. 
Prohibited Sec. 12. Said company shall not, directly nor indirect- 

iio.n dealing mjy J ea j or j^jg m buyj nS r r selling any goods, wares, 

merchandize, i j- T ■ i 11 •? 

merchandize, or commodities whatever; and the capital 
TemT 1 h ' nV m " stock of said company, collected at each instalment, shall, 
within six months thereafter, be invested either in the 
stock of the United States Bank, or of any incorporated 
bank in this State, or in the States of Ohio, Indiana, Ken- 
tucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Maryland, 
New York, or Missouri, or in either or all of them, and in 
such proportion as may be most for the interest of said 
company, at the discretion of the president and directors 
of said company, or of such other person or persons as 
said company shall, for such purpose, at any meeting ap- 
point: Provided, hotvever, That the president and direc- 
tors of said company shall have power to loan to any citi- 



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zen of this State, any portion of their capital stock, not ex- 
ceeding one half, on respondentia or bottomry: Provided, 
also, That the sum loaned on any one bottom, at one time, 
including the sum insured in any other way upon the same 
bottom, shall not exceed ten per centum upon the capital 
stock of said company; nor shall the same be loaned, but 
with the assent of three-fourths of the directors of said com- 
pany; and such loan, together with the assent aforesaid, 
shall be entered at large upon the records of said company, 
and shall be laid before the stockholders at their next meet- 
ing following the loan; and it shall be in the power of the 
directors of said company, in case they shall deem it more 
for the interest of the stockholders in said company than 
any of the investments above described, to loan any por- 
tion of their capital stock aforesaid, not exceeding two- 
thirds of the whole amount, to any person or persons with- 
in this State, either on mortgage of real estate, within this 
State, or on pledges of the public stocks of the United States, 
or of the bank of the United States, or of any other bank 
incorporated by authority of this State, or of any of the 
States above mentioned. 

Sec. 13. That in case of any loss or losses taking place, in case of losses 
which shall be equal to the amount of the capital stock ofg 1 ' eaterth ? nth < e 
said company, and the president and directors, after know- ^™ ountofca P»- 
ing of such loss or losses having taken place, shall subscribe 
to pay any policy of insurance, their estates jointly and 
severally, shall be accountable for any and every loss which 
shall take place under policies so subscribed; and the es- 
tates of the stockholders as aforesaid, shall be liable for any 
losses equal to the amount of said capital stock subscribed 
and not actually paid in, in all cases of losses exceeding the 
means of said company, whether they consist of stock paid 
in, or profits not divided. 

Sec. 14. Said insurance company shall be located and 
kept in the town of Lower Alton. 

Sec. 15. The president and directors of said company Directors to 
shall, previous to subscribing to any policy, and once in publish annuai- 
every year after, publish in two of the newspapers printed ] Z. the amount 
in this State, the amount of their capital stock, against 
what risk they mean to insure, and the largest sum they 
mean to take on any one risk. 

Sec. 1 6. The president and directors of said company shall lay a 
shall, when, and as often as requested by the legisla- statement of 
ture of this State, lay before them a statement of the a£ * heir *£***$ ba - 
fairs of said company, and submit to an examination con- tu »e. ^ eg ' S a " 
cerning the same, under oath. 

Sec. 17. This act is hereby declared a public act, and Act declared 
shall take effect from and after its passage, and shall be li- public 
berally construed for every purpose herein contained. The 



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*aid corporation shall not be dissolved, nor this charter for- 
feited for, or by reason of any errors, omissions or irregulari- 
ties of the said company or its agents: Provided, always, That 
such errors, omissions, or irregularities, shall not be in vio- 
lation of any of the provisions of this act: And provided, 
also, that nothing in this act shall be so construed as to in- 
vest said company with any banking powers, or to author- 
ize them to make, emit, or utter any bills of credit, bank 
notes, promissory notes, or other thing to be used as a cir- 
culating medium as, and in lieu of money. 

Approved, Feb. 7, 1835. 



In force Jan. AN ACT to Incorporate the Jacksonville Female Academy. 
27, 1835. 

Academy in- Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
corpovated. represented in the General Assembly, That Elihu Wolcott, 
Samuel D. Lockwood, Joseph Duncan, Ero Chandler, John 
P. Wilkinson, Bezaleel Gillett, Dennis Rockwell, David B. 
Ay res, Julian M. Sturtevant, Benjamin Godfrey, Ebenezer 
T. Miller, Matthew Stacy, and William Brown, and their 
successors, be, and they are hereby created a body politic 
and corporate, to be styled "The Trustees of the Jackson- 
ville Female Academy," and in that name to remain in per- 
petual succession, with power to sue and be sued, plead and 
be impleaded, to acquire, hold, and convey property, real 
and personal, to have and use a common seal, to alter the 
same at pleasure, to make, and alter from time to time, 
such by-laws as they may deem necessary for the govern- 
ment of said institution, its officers and servants: Provi- 
ded, such by-laws be not inconsistent with the constitution 
and laws of the United States, or of this State. 
Powers of tins- Sec. 2. The trustees shall have power to fill such vacan- 
lce€ - cies in their own body as may happen by death, resigna- 

tion, or otherwise, and shall hold the property of the said 
institution, solely for the purposes of female education, and 
not as a stock for the individual benefit of themselves, or of 
any contributor to the endowment of the same; and no 
particular religious faith shall be required of those who be- 
come trustees or students of the institution. 
Location. Sec. 3. Said institution shall remain located in Jackson- 

ville, in the county of Morgan; and the said trustees shall 
be competent, in law and in equity, to take to themselves 
and their successors in office, in their said corporate name, 
Trustees may any estate, real, personal, or mixed, by the gift, grant, 
hold real estate, bargain and sale, conveyance, will, devise, or bequest of 



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any person or persons whomsoever; and the same estate,, 
whether real or personal, to grant, bargain, sell, convey, 
demise, let, place out on interest, or otherwise dispose of 
for the use of said institution, in such manner as shall seem 
to them most beneficial to the institution. Said trustees 
shall faithfully apply all funds collected, or the proceeds, 
according to their best judgment, in erecting and comple- 
ting suitable buildings, supporting the necessary officers, 
instructors and servants, and procuring books, maps, charts, 
globes, philosophical and other apparatus, necessary to the 
success of said institution: Provided, nevertheless, That in 
case any donation, devise, or bequest, shall be made for par- 
ticular purposes, accordant with the design of this institu- 
tion, and the corporation shall accept the same, every do- 
nation, devise or bequest, shall be applied in conformity 
with the express conditions of the donor or devisor. 

Sec. 4. The treasurer of the institution always, and all Treasurer re- 
other agents, when required, before entering on the duties £ uir ? d u> § ive 
of their appointment, shall give bonds for the security of 
the corporation, in such penal sums, and with such securi- 
ties as the board of trustees shall approve, and all process 
against the corporation, shall be by summons, and the ser- 
vice of the same shall be by leaving an attested copy there- 
of with the treasurer, at least thirty days before the return 
thereof. 

Sec. 5. The trustees shall have pow T er to employ and ap- Trustees to ap- 
point a principal for said institution, and all such instruc- v oint a i )d ! lc '- 
tors and instructresses, and also such servants as may be Instructors. * 
necessary, and shall have power to displace any or either 
of them, as they may deem the interest of the institution 
to require, to fill vacancies which may happen by death, 
resignation, or otherwise, among said officers and servants, 
and to prescribe and direct the course of study to be pur- 
sued in said institution. 

Sec. 6. The lands within the bounds of this State, held Land held by 
in perpetuity by this charter, shall not exceed twelve acres, said trustees, 
held at one time; and if donations in land shall be made at 
any time to said corporation, the same may be received 
and held in trust by said board of trustees, and shall be 
sold within three years from the date of such donation, for 
the benefit of said institution; in failure whereof, the lands 
so given, shall revert to the donor or grantor of the same, 
and the said board o/ trustees shall, in no case, lease or 
rent out, any lands so held in trust as last aforesaid. 

Sec 7. If, at any time, the corporation shall act contra- Act when va- 
ry to the provisions of this act, or shall, in any manner, 
abuse the powers herein granted, it shall be the duty of the 
Attorney General to file an information in the nature of a 
quo warranto, for the purpose of vacating and annulling 

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this act and the powers herein granted: Provided, never- 
theless, That all the real and personal property of each of 
(he trustees shall he hound for the payment of all contracts 
which they shall enter into for said institution. 

Approved, Jan. 27, 1 835. 



In force Jan. AN ACT to Incorporate the Mount Carbon Coal Company. 
21, 1835. 

Mount Carbon Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the Slate of Illinois, 
Coal Company rwres&nt te& in the General Assembly, That Hall Neilson and 

naoinoiali'il. , / . 1 • 1 1 ,1 1 

his associates, successors and assigns, be, and they are here- 
by constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name 
and style of "The Mount Carbon Coal Company," for the 
more convenient ownership and mining of coal and metals 
and minerals contiguous thereto, in the county of Jackson, 
and the transaction of the usual business of companies en- 
gaged in the mining, transporting and selling of coal and the 
other products of coal mines; and the said corporation, by 
the said name, is declared and hereby made capable in law 
to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, to have a 
common seal, and the same to alter and renew at pleasure; 
to make rules and by-laws for the regulation and manage- 
ment of said corporation, consistent with the laws of this 
State, and generally to do and execute whatever, by law, 
shall appertain to such bodies politic: Provided, That no- 
thing herein contained shall be considered as conferring on 
the said corporation any banking privileges ; but they shall 
be exclusively confined to the operations directly necessa- 
ry for carrying on the mining, coking, and transportation 
of coal, and the construction of the necessary buildings, 
wharfs, and boats; and each and every stockholder shall 
be, in his individual capacity, liable for the debts and per- 
formance of all contracts entered into by said corporation, 
to the amount of the balance unpaid on the stock of such 
stockholders. 
Nature and ob- Sec. 2. The said corporation shall have the right to hold, 
'nnonta'' 1 ' possess and enjoy, not exceeding two thousand acres of 
land; and the whole amount of the capital stock shall not ex- 
ceed, in value, the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, 
and shall be divided into four thousand shares, which capi- 
tal shall be employed in purchasing and holding the 
lands aforesaid, and in constructing or employing build- 
ings, vessels, boats, arks, and such other improvements and 
machinery, necessary or useful for the mining, coking and 
transporting of coal. Every member of the said company 



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shall have a certificate, under the seal of the corporation, 
and made and attested in such manner and form, as the by- 
laws shall direct, certifying his property in the share or 
shares owned by him, and the stock of said company shall, 
in the nature of personal property, be assignable and trans- 
ferable according to such rules as the board of directors 
shall establish, and no stockholder, indebted to the com- 
pany, shall be permitted to make a transfer, or receive a 
dividend, until such debt is discharged, or security given 
for the same to the satisfaction of the directors. 

Sec. 3. For the managing of the affairs of the said Directors to be 
corporation, there shall be chosen, from the stockholders, electcd - 
five directors, who shall hold their offices for one year, or 
until superseded by others. Thirty days previous notice, 
by publication, once a week for one month, in the newspa- 
per in or nearest to the town of Brownsville, shall be given 
of the first election of directors, and there shall be annual- 
ly thereafter a like election at the town of Brownsville. In 
all such elections for directors, each proprietor of shares 
shall be entitled to one vote for every five shares held by 
him, which vote may be given by himself, or proxy duly 
authorized under seal, and a majority of the shares shall 
be necessary to a choice of directors, or the transaction of 
any business which may concern the company and come 
before the stockholders. 

Sec. 4. A majority of the directors shall form a quorum Duties and 
to transact business; and they shall meet within thirty S?*!™° f the 

• i ii i i ti cmectoib. 

days from the time they shall have been chosen at Browns- 
ville, and choose, by ballot, one of their number for presi- 
dent, who shall serve for one year, or until superseded by 
a new election; and there shall be annually after the said 
election, a like election in Brownsville, by the directors for 
the time being, of a president for said corporation. The 
said directors shall also have power to choose and appoint 
such other officers and agents, to conduct and prosecute 
the business of the said corporation, as they shall deem 
necessary and proper; and they shall also have the power, 
for good cause, to be spread at large, together with the 
proof in support thereof upon their minutes, to remove the 
president of said company from office. The said directors 
shall cause to be kept, duly recorded in books to be provi- 
ded and kept for the purpose, minutes of all their proceed- 
ings, and regular accounts of their transactions, as also 
minutes of the proceedings of the stockholders at each ot 
their meetings; which books may, at any time, be inspect 
ed by any of the stockholders, The said directors shall 
have power to supply any vacancy which may occur in 
the office of president, or in their own body; and the pre 



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sident or director thus appointed, shall hold his office until 
the next succeeding annual election for such officers. 
Directors to re- Sec. 5. The directors may, from time to time, at any 
quire payment niee ting, assess and require payment of such sum of mo- 
ney, not exceeding twenty per cent, upon each share of 
stock, as shall be judged necessary for the purposes of the 
corporation, to be paid at Brownsville, to such person as 
the said directors may designate and authorize to receive 
the same ; and if, after publication of notice, once a week, 
for two months, in the newspaper at or nearest to Browns- 
ville, of the time of payment, and of the person appointed 
to receive the same, of any proportion or instalment of 
said capital stock, any stockholder shall fail to pay his in- 
stalment at the time specified in said notice, the amount 
paid by such delinquent stockholder previously, shall be 
forfeited to the company, and his stock may be sold to any 
person, for such price as may be agreed upon between the 
said company and the purchaser. 
Shall make di- Sec. 6. Dividends of the nett profits of the said com- 
videuds of pro- p an y ? shall be made at such times as shall be determined 
by the stockholders, in general meeting, which dividends 
shall be paid to the persons entitled to the same, on demand 
made ten days after making and declaring the said divi- 
dends. The declaring of said dividends, and their amount, 
shall be published for three successive weeks, in the same 
manner as other notices are herein before directed to be 
published. Whenever said dividends shall exceed twelve 
and a half per cent, per annum, the said company shall 
pay a tax into the county treasury of Jackson county, to 
be assessed by the county commissioners' court of that 
county. 
Stock declared Sec. 7. The stock of said company shall be deemed per- 
personaJ pro- sona l estate, and pass as such to the representatives of each 
stockholder: Provided, That the real estate which may 
be held by said corporation, shall be sold and conveyed 
whenever they may deem proper so to dispose of it, ac- 
cording to the forms and in the manner prescribed by law, 
the president of said company making the acknowledgment 
required by law for and on behalf of the company. 
Service of pro- Sec. 8. Service of process on the president of said com- 
cess ' pany, shall be deemed and taken as sufficient service on 

the corporation, in any suit which may be instituted against 
it; and for any violation of the provisions of this act, the 
said corporation shall be held to answer, by scire facias, in 
iho Jackson county circuit court; and if, upon the trial 
thereof, it shall appear that such violations have been com- 
mitted, and it shall be so found, the said court may and 
shall give judgment, revoking this charter. Any such pro- 
ceedings, by scire facias, for such violations, shall be insti- 



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tuted and prosecuted in the name of the people of the State 
of Illinois against the said corporation. 

Sec. 9. This act to take effect from its passage, and to Extent of cor- 
continue in force thirty years thereafter: Provided, the P oratlon - 
said Hall Neilson and Thomas Neilson, their assigns, sue- Pl ' ov,so - 
cessors and associates, under "An act to Incorporate the 
Illinois Manufacturing, Mining and Exporting Company," 
approved, January 28, 1833, file in the office of the Secre- 
tary of State a written relinquishment, under seal, of their 
privileges granted by said act; a certificate whereof shall 
be issued by said Secretary to the corporation hereby cre- 
ated, without which, this act shall not take effect. The 
said relinquishment shall be so filed, on or before the first 
day of August next. 

Approved, Jan. 24, 1835. 



AN ACT to Incorporate the Jacksonville and Meredupid In force Feb 
Railroad Company. 5 ' ls3o> 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, Company in 
represented in the General Assembly, That Thomas T. Janu- c01 'P 0ratetl - 
ary, Matthew Stacy, Newton Forsythe, Alexander Brother, 
Porter Clay, A. H.Buckner, J. P. Wilkinson, Joseph Dun- 
can, and Ira Davenport, and all such persons as shall be- 
come stockholders, agreeably to the provisions of this act, 
shall be, and they are hereby constituted a body corporate, 
by the name of "The Jacksonville and Meredocia Railroad 
Company," and shall continue for the term of fifty years 
from and after the passage of this act. 

Sec. 2. The corporation shall have the right and power Nature, objects 
to construct, and during its existance, to maintain and ail(l . exteilt oi 
continue a single or double railroad or way, or a single or t ; oa 
double trackway, with such appendages and appurtenances 
as may be necessary for the convenient use of the same, 
from Jacksonville, in the county of Morgan, and running 
thence to such point in the town of Meredocia, on the Illi- 
nois river, as the directors of said company shall direct, 
to transport, take, and carry persons and property on the 
same, by the power and force of steam, of animals, or any 
mechanical or other power, or by a combination of them, 
as said company shall choose to employ, and by their name 
aforesaid, they are vested with the right and privilege ol 
erecting, building and making a single or double railroad or 
way, or single or double trackway, for the purpose afore- 



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said, and the right of using the same, in the manner here- 
inafter provided, for and during the term of fifty years. 
Road not com- Sec. 3. If the said corporation hereby created, shall not, 
inenced witiun xvithirx four years from the passage of this act, commence 

lOHr V6EIFS* • ** At— 1 * 

corporation dis- the construction of said road or way, and expend at least 
solved. the sum of ten thousand dollars thereon, and shall not, 

within eight years from the passage of this act, construct, 
finish and put in operation the said single or double railroad, 
or way, or trackway, then the said corporation shall for- 
ever cease, and this act shall be null and void. 
Amount of Sec. 4. The capital stock of said corporation hereby 

capital stock, created, shall be one hundred thousand dollars, with liber- 
ty for said company, if they shall deem it necessary, to in- 
crease the same to two hundred thousand dollars, which 
shall be divided into shares of fifty dollars each, and which 
shall be transferable in such manner as said corporation 
may direct, and the same shall be deemed personal pro- 
perty. 
Commissioners Sec. 5. Thomas T. January, Matthew Stacy, Aylett H. 
appointed to Buckner, Alexander Brother, P. Clay, Newton Forsythe, 
scrfption "there- J° se P ft Duncan, Ira Davenport, and John P. Wilkinson, 
to. shail be commissioners; the duty of whom, or a majority 

Their duties, of whom, it shall be, within one year from the passage of 
this act, at the towns of Jacksonville and Meredocia, to 
open books and receive subscriptions to the capital stock 
of said corporation, and twenty days public notice of the 
time and place of opening such books, shall be previously 
given in the newspaper printed in Jacksonville; and the 
said commissioners shall, at the time of subscription, by 
any person or persons, for the capital stock of said corpo- 
ration, require the payment, to them, by the person or per- 
sons subscribing, of five dollars towards and upon every 
share of fifty dollars so subscribed, and unless the same 
shall be paid, the subscription shall be invalid. And in case 
a greater amount of capital stock shall be subscribed for 
than one hundred thousand dollars, the said commissioners 
may either retain the subscriptions as an enlargement of 
the capital stock, {provided said subscriptions do not ex- 
ceed two hundred thousand dollars,) or shall distribute the 
stock in such manner as a majority of them shall deem 
most advantageous to the interests of said corporation. But 
in case the capital stock shall not be subscribed for, then 
the said commissioners shall be authorized to re-open said 
books for the subscription of stock, at such times and pla- 
ces, and in such manner, and after such notice as they or 
a majority of them shall direct. 
When twenty- Sec. 6. Whenever said capital stock shall have been sub- 
five thousand scribed, and distribution made thereof, as aforesaid, or as 
soon as twenty-five thousand dollars ot said stock shall be 



dollars arc sub- 



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taken, it shall be the duty of said commissioners to give scribed, a gen- 
twenty days public notice in some newspaper printed in thif s™ckhoid-' 
Jacksonville, for a meeting of the stockholders of said com- era to be called 
pany to meet in Jacksonville to choose nine directors, and for thc election 
such election shall then and there be made by such of the f^taT^ 
stockholders as shall attend, either in person or by lawful 
proxy; each share of the capital stock, owned ten days 
previous to the day on which any election for directors 
shall take place, shall entitle the owner and holder to one 
vote, either personally or by proxy; said commissioners 
shall be inspectors of the first election of directors of said 
company, and shall certify, under their hands, the names 
of those duly elected, and deliver over the subscription mo- 
ney, books, and papers, to said directors; and the time of 
holding the first meeting of the directors shall be fixed by 
the said commissioners. 

Sec. 7. The said directors shall cause such examinations Duties of di- 
and surveys, for the said railroad or trackway, to be made rectovs - 
as may be necessary to the selection, by them, of the most 
advantageous line, course or way, for the said railroad or 
trackway, on the route set forth in the second section of 
this act, and shall, after such examinations and surveys 
shall be made, select, and by certificates, under their hands 
and seals, designate the line, course or way, which they or 
a majority of them, shall deem most suitable and advanta- 
geous for said railroad or trackway; one report, survey, 
courses and distances, with a certificate of the directors 
annexed thereto, shall be filed in the office of the recorder 
of Morgan county, and by him recorded and preserved, 
which line, course or way, so selected, certified, filed and 
recorded, shall be deemed the line, course or way, on which 
the corporation shall construct, erect, build, or make the 
railroad or trackway above described. 

Sec. 8. The first directors to be chosen, shall hold their Elections for 
offices until the first Monday in June in the year next sue- directors to be 
ceeding their election, and until others shall be chosen, and ,* c b ^t!' '' Y 
every election of directors thereafter, shall be held annu- 
ally at Jacksonville, on the first Monday of June in each 
and every year, notice of the same being first given twen- 
ty days previous thereto, in a public newspaper printed in 
Jacksonville. Every election shall be held under the in- 
spection of three stockholders, not being directors, who 
shall be previously appointed by the board of directors. 
All elections shall be held by ballot, and a plurality of votes 
given, shall constitute a choice. No stockholder shall be 
eligible to the office of director, unless he shall own stock 
to the amount of at least one hundred dollars. In case an 
equal number of votes should be given for any two or more, 



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When an elec- 
lion shall not 
lake place at 
the proper time. 



Authorized to 
bold real es- 
tate. 



Voluntary 
grants and do- 
nations. 



Lands and ma- 
terials entered 
upon, and not 
the property of 
the company, 
shall be pur- 
chased of the 
owner. 

Mode of ascer- 
taining the da- 
mages where 
the parties can- 
not agree. 



for directors, the remainder of the directors shall, by bal- 
lot, determine who shall be entitled to a seat at the board. 

Sec. 9. In case it should at any time hnppen, that an elec- 
tion of directors shall not be made, on any day, w r hen, pur- 
suant to this act, it ought to have been made, the said cor- 
poration shall not, for that cause, be dissolved; but such 
election may be held at any other time, directed by the by- 
laws of the corporation, within sixty days after the day 
on which it should have been held; and the directors shall 
continue to act until a new board is elected. 

Sec. 10. The corporation is hereby empowered to pur- 
chase, receive, and hold such real estate as may be neces- 
sary and convenient for the accomplishing the objects for 
which this act of incorporation is granted, and may, by 
their agents, surveyors and engineers, enter upon and take 
possession of, and use all such lands and real estate and ma- 
terials as may be indispensable for the construction and 
maintenance of their railroad or trackway, and the accom- 
modations and appurtenances required and appertaining 
thereto; and may, also, receive, hold, and take all such 
voluntary grants and donations of land and real estate and 
materials, for the purposes of said road, as shall be made 
to the said corporation, by the General or State Govern- 
ment, or by any corporation, company, individual or indi- 
viduals, to aid in the construction, maintenance, and ac- 
commodation of the said railroad, or trackway, complete- 
ly vesting in said company and corporation, absolutely in 
fee simple, the same; but all lands and real estate thus en- 
tered upon for materials or otherwise, which are not dona- 
tions, or owned by the company, shall be purchased by the 
said corporation of the owner or owners thereof, at a price 
to be agreed on, mutually, by the company, and the owner 
or owners. In case of a disagreement as to price, and be- 
fore the taking any materials, or making any part of said 
road on said land in controversy, it shall be lawful for the 
commissioner, superintendent, or other authorized person 
or persons of said company, to apply to some justice of 
the peace of the county of Morgan, who shall cause five 
freeholders to be summoned, who, after being sworn faith- 
fully and impartially to examine the materials or ground to 
be pointed out to them by the commissioner, superinten- 
dent, or other authorized person or persons; and reasona- 
ble notice having been given to the owner of the property, 
said freeholders shall assess the damages which they shall 
believe such owner or owners will sustain over and above 
the additional value which such land will derive from the 
construction of such road, and make a report, signed by 
at least a majority of them, one of which they shall deliver 
to the commissioner, superintendent, or other authorized 



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person or persons, requiring said view and assessment, and And "ponpay- 
the other to the justice of the peace, and the amount of JJJJkoftL 
damages and costs being paid to the owner or owners, damages asses- 
which shall have been assessed, or deposited with the jus- sed » sha11 be 
tice of the peace, the road may be constructed, located, ^'^same! 
and materials taken. If either party shall be dissatisfied In case eithe j. 
with the valuation, where lands are in question, an appeal party should be 
may be taken in twenty days to the circuit court of Mor- dissatlsfied > an 
gan county, by petition, setting forth the facts of the case, taken totheS- 
describing the land and premises, and the necessity of such cuit court. 
land for making said railroad or trackway, and the attempt 
and failure to purchase the same, with the name and resi- 
dence of the owner of the same, and the reasons why the 
purchase cannot be made; and the circuit court aforesaid, 
acting and sitting as a court of chancery, shall direct such Circuit court 
notice to the owner and parties as shall be deemed reasona- s ! ia11 direct no ; 
ble, of the time of hearing the parties, {provided, that in 4s. ° ie Pai 
case the appellee shall have had seven days previous notice 
of the taking of the appeal, no further notice shall be ne- 
cessary, but said court shall proceed to hear and deter- 
mine said case as speedily as practicable,) and upon proof 
of the service of notice of the appeal, and upon hearing 
the testimony of the parties, (which may be taken orally 
or by deposition,) it shall make such order and decree in 
the premises as to it may seem proper and equitable, and 
may either increase or diminish the amount of damages as- 
sessed, or reject said petition altogether; and shall also 
make such order for the payment of costs as may be just 
and proper. It shall also order a conveyance of the land 
in controversy, to be made when the decree shall be com- 
plied with on the part of the corporation. Whenever said 
order and decree shall be fully complied with on the part 
and behalf of said corporation, it shall be possessed of the 
land in controversy, and may enter upon and take posses- 
sion of, and use the same for the purposes of said road; 
where a difficulty shall arise as to the value of materials 
which may be needed to construct said work, or the amount 
of damages done to land by the agents of the company 
passing through said land in collecting materials aforesaid, 
there shall be no appeal to the circuit court; but in case 
the parties, or either of them, shall be dissatisfied, and it 
shall appear to the justice, that it is right and necessary to 
justice, he may set aside the first valuation, {provided, the 
same shall be done in three days after said valuation,) and 
appoint five other commissioners to appraise and value the 
materials or damages last aforesaid, whose award in the 
premises shall be final, and who shall apportion the costs as 
may appear just on one or both of the parties. 
Sec. 11. In case any married woman, infant, idiot, or in- Any married 
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woman, infant, sane person, or non-resident of the State, who shall not ap- 
ld earin"°on such P ear a ^ ter sucft notice, sna ^ °e interested in any such land 
notice, court or real estate, the circuit court, or justice of the peace, 
may appoint a s h a n appoint some competent and suitable person to ap- 
raxforthem. P ear before said commissioners, or said circuit court, and 
act for and in behalf of such married woman, infant, insane 
person, idiot, or non-resident of the State. 
Company may Sec. 1 2. The said corporation is hereby authorized and 
regulate the empowered to regulate the time and manner in which 

time and mode I , D , i n i i 

oftransporta- goods, passengers, and property shall be transported, ta- 
tion and fix the ken and carried on said railroad or trackway, and shall 
rates of toil. j laye p 0wer t erect and maintain toll houses and other 
buildings necessary for the accommodation of their con- 
cerns, and from time to time, fix, regulate, demand and re- 
ceive the tolls and charges by them to be received for trans- 
portation of persons or property, on said single or double 
railroad or way, or said single or double trackway. 

Five directors Sec. 1 3. Five directors of the said corporation shall form 
to form a board a b oar( j 9 an( j they, or a majority of them, shall be compe- 
by-iawffruies, tent to transact all the business of the said corporation, 
reguiations,&c. and they shall have full force and power to make and pre- 
scribe all such rules, by-laws, and regulations as to them 
shall appear needful and proper, touching the management 
and disposition of the stock, property, and estate of the 
said corporation, the transfer of shares, and touching the 
dutis and conduct of their officers and agents, and election 
of directors, and all other matters whatsoever, which may 
May require appertain to the concerns of said corporation. It shall also 
the payment of be lawful for said directors to require payment of the sums 
the stock sub- t0 ^ e subscribed to the capital stock, at such times and in 
such proportions, and on such conditions as they shall 
Previous pay- deem fit and right, under the penalty of the forfeiture of all 
ment forfeited previous payments thereon, and shall give notice of the 
such calk l ° P a y ments thus required, and of the place and time, when 
and where the same are to be paid, at least twenty days 
previous to the payment of the same, in some public news- 
paper printed in Jacksonville. 

Penalty for Sec. 14. If any person or persons shall wilfully do, or 

persons injur- cause to be done, any act or acts whatsoever, whereby any 
wiifuHv r ° ad building, construction, or work of the said corporation, or 
any engine, machine or structure, or any matter or thing 
pertaining to the same, shall be stopped, obstructed, im- 
paired, weakened, injured or destroyed, the person or per- 
sons so offending, shall forfeit and pay to the said corpora- 
tion treble the amount of damages sustained by means of 
such offence or injury, to be recovered in the name of said 
corporation, with costs of suit, by action of debt; and shall 
likewise be subject to be indicted for injuries and offences 



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against the property of said corporation, as for injuries or 
offences done to the property of individuals. 

Sec. 15. Whenever it shall be necessary for the con- Streams and 

/-i -ii i ' j. 4. „,.,-.„„ roads intevsect- 

struction of the railroad or trackway to intersect or cross ed 
any stream of water, or water courses, or any road or high- 
way, betwixt the places mentioned in the second section 
of this act, it shall be lawful for the corporation to con- 
struct said railroad or trackway across or upon the same; 
but the corporation shall restore the stream, or water 
course, or road, or highway, thus intersected, to its for- 
mer state, or in a sufficient manner, not to impair its use- 
fulness. 

Sec. 16. It shall be lawful for any railroad company May join with 
which may hereafter be incorporated, to join and unite °^™^ cor . 
with the railroad or trackway hereby created and incor- porated 
porated, at any point at which the directors of the com- 
pany, hereafter to be created and incorporated, may think 
advisable, on such terms as the directors of the two com- 
panies may respectively agree upon; and in case of a dis- 
agreement between the directors of said companies, then 
upon such terms as the circuit court of Morgan county, 
shall, upon a full view and hearing of all the facts connect- 
ed with the case, determine to be equitable and just between 
said companies. 

Sec. 17. The corporation hereby created under the name Rights confer- 
of "The Jacksonville and Meredocia Railroad Company," [f^ZT 
shall have the right to sue in any court of law or equity in 
this State having jurisdiction of the case, and prosecute 
the same to judgment and recovery, and defend when sued, 
plead and be impleaded, both at law and in chancery, and 
shall be entitled to all the privileges and rights which such 
a corporation, by the common or statute laws governing 
the case, ought and should of right have, and may have a 
common seal, which they may alter and change at then- 
pleasure. The whole of the stock of the corporation shall JjJ,}™ 
be deemed personal property, and, together with all tools, £ erty _ 
implements, machinery, and apparatus of every descrip- 
tion, used and employed, or on hand and belonging to said 
company, shall be liable to be seized, executed and sold, 
after judgment or decree, to make good any contract, 
agreement, or stipulation made by any agent, superinten- 
dent, or other authorized person or persons of said com- 
pany, and it shall be a sufficient service of process, or no- 
tice, in all cases, to leave a copy of the same with the pre- 
sident of the board of directors, or the secretary of the 
company, or in case of his absence from the county oi Mor- 
gan, to leave a copy of the same at the office thereoi. COll<;tl . llct 

Sec. 18. It shall be lawful for said company, at any time, a lateral rai] _ 
when, to them it shall seem proper, to construct, erect, and way . 



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maintain a lateral railroad or trackway, to such point in 
the town of Naples, as said directors shall select, and in 
the erection, construction, maintenance, and management 
of which, they shall be subject to the same restrictions, 
and use and enjoy the same privileges as are provided for 
in the foregoing sections of this act. 

Approved, Feb. 5, 1835. 



In force Feb. 
11,1835. 

Town incor- 
porated. 



Boundaries de 
fined. 



Corporate pow 

crs vested in 
nine trustees. 



AN ACT to cliange the Corporate Powers of the Town of 
Chicago. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That John H. Kinzie, 
Gurdon S. Hubbard, Ebenezer Goodrich, John K. Boyer, 
and John S. C. Hogan, be, and they are hereby constitu- 
ted a body politic and corporate, to be known by the name 
of the "Trustees of the town of Chicago," and by that 
name, they, and their successors shall be known in law, 
have perpetual succession, sue and be sued, implead and 
be impleaded, defend and be defended in courts of law and 
equity, and in all actions and matters whatsoever; may 
grant, purchase, and receive and hold property, real and 
personal within the said town, and no other, (burial grounds 
excepted,) and may lease, sell, and dispose of the same for 
the benefit of the town, and shall have power to lease any 
of the reserved lands which have been, or may hereafter 
be appropriated to the use of said town, and may do all 
other acts, as natural persons; may have a common seal, 
and break and alter the same at pleasure. 

Sec. 2. That all that district of country contained in 
sections nine and sixteen, north and south fractional sec- 
tions ten, and fractional section fifteen, in township thirty- 
nine north, of range fourteen east, of the third principal 
meridian, is hereby declared to be within the boundaries of 
the town of Chicago: Provided, That the authority of the 
board of trustees of the said town of Chicago, shall not ex- 
tend over the south fractional section ten, until the same 
shall cease to be occupied by the United States. 

Sec. 3. That the corporate powers and duties of said 
town, shall be vested in nine trustees, (after the term of 
the present incumbent shall have expired, to wit: on the 
first Monday of June next, and to be chosen and appoint- 
ed as hereinafter directed,) who shall form a board for the 
transaction of business. 



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Sec. 4. The members composing the board of trustees, Trustees elect- 
shall be elected annually, on the first Monday in June, by ed annually. 
the persons residing within said town, (qualified to vote for 
representative to the legislature,) to serve for one year; 
they shall be at least twenty-one years of age, citizens of 
the United States, and inhabitants of said town, and shall 
possess a freehold estate within the limits thereof. 

Sec. 5. That the board of trustees shall appoint their Sha11 appoint 
president from their own body ; shall appoint all other offi- their P res,dent - 
cers of their board, and shall be the judges of the qualifica- 
tions, elections, and returns of their own members ; a majori- 
ty shall constitute a board to do business, but a smaller num- 
ber may adjourn from day to day; may compel the attend- 
ance of absent members, in such manner and under such pen- 
alties as the board may provide ; they may determine the rule 
of proceeding, and make such other rules and regulations 
for their own government, as to them may seem proper * 

and expedient. 

Sec. 6. That the board of trustees shall have power to Powers and du- 
levy and collect taxes upon all real estate within the town, ties of trustees - 
not exceeding the one half of one per centum upon the as- 
sessed value thereof, except as hereinafter excepted; to 
make regulations to secure the general health of the inha- 
bitants; to prevent and remove nuisances; to establish 
night watches; erec.t lamps in the streets, and lighting the 
same; to regulate and license ferries within the corpora- 
tion; to lease the wharfing privilege of said town, giving 
to the owner or owners, occupant or occupants of the lots 
fronting the river, the preference of such privilege ; to erect 
and keep in repair bridges; to provide for licensing, taxing 
and regulating theatrical and other shows, billiard tables 
and other amusements; to restrain and prohibit gaming 
houses, bawdy houses, and other disorderly houses; to 
build market nouses; establish and regulate markets; to 
open and keep in repair streets, avenues, lanes, alleys, 
drains and sewers; to keep the same clean and free from 
incumbrances; to establish and regulate a fire department, 
and to provide for the prevention and extinguishment of 
fires; to regulate the storage of gun powder and other 
combustible materials; to erect pumps and wells in the 
streets, for the convenience of the inhabitants; to regulate 
the police of the town; to regulate the election of the town 
officers; to fix their compensation; to establish and en- 
force quarantine laws; and from time to time, to pass such 
ordinances to carry into effect the ordinances of this act, 
and the powers hereby grantedj as the good of the inhabi- 
tants may require, and to impose and appropriate fines and 
forfeitures for the breach of any ordinance, and to provide 



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for the collection thereof: Provided, That said trustees 
shall, in no case, levy a tax upon lots owned by the State. 
.May levy spe- Sec. 7. That upon the application of the owners of two- 
ciai tax hirer- thj r ds f real estate, on any street or parts of a street, it 
shall be lawful for the board of trustees to levy and collect 
a special tax on the owners of the lots on the said street 
or parts of a street, according to their respective fronts, 
for the purpose of grading and paving the side walks on 
said street. 
Further powers Sec. 8. That the board of trustees shall have power to 
of trustees. re gulate, grade, pave and improve the streets, avenues, 
lanes, and alleys within the limits of said town, and to ex- 
tend, open and widen the same, making the person or per- 
sons injured thereby, adequate compensation; to ascertain 
which, the board shall cause to be summoned twelve good 
and lawful men, freeholders and inhabitants of said town, 
not directly interested, who (being first duly sworn for that 
purpose,) shall inquire into, and take into consideration, as 
well the benefits as the injury which may accrue, and esti- 
mate and assess the damages which would be sustained by 
reason of the opening, extension, widening of any street, 
avenue, lane or alley; and shall, moreover, estimate the 
amount which other persons will be benefited thereby, 
and shall contribute towards compensating the persons in- 
jured; all of which shall be returned to the board of trus- 
tees, under their hands and seals; and the person or per- 
sons who shall be benefited and so assessed, shall pay the 
same in such manner as shall be provided, and the residue, 
if any, shall be paid out of the town treasury. 
Ordinances to Sec. 9. All ordinances shall, within ten days after they 
be published. are p aS sed, be published in a newspaper printed in said 
town, and posted in three of the most public places there- 
of. 
Real estate sold Sec. 10. That when any real estate, in said town, shall 
f 01 ^xes, s ub- j^yg b een gQjgi Dv thg authority of the corporation there- 
tion. mp °f? f° r tne non-payment of any tax that may have been le- 
vied upon the same, the same shall be subject to redemp- 
tion by the owner or owners thereof, his, her, or their 
agent or agents, within one year after the same shall have 
been sold, on paying to the treasurer of the board of trus- 
tees of said town, double the amount of the taxes for which 
the same was sold, together with costs for the selling of the 
same. But should the said lots, or parts of lots so sold for 
the non-payment of the taxes aforesaid, not be redeemed 
within the time specified, then, in that event, it shall be the 
duty of the president of the board of trustees of the said 
town, to execute a deed, with a special warranty, signed 
by the president of said board, and countersigned by the 
derk thereof. 



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Sec. 11. It shall be the duty of the board of trustees to 
cause to be paid to the purchasers of lots, all moneys which 
may have been paid to the treasurer, over the costs for sell- 
ing the same. 

Sec. 12. The officers of said town (in addition to the Officers oi the 
trustees) shall consist of one clerk, one street commis- towu - 
sioner, one treasurer, one assessor and collector of taxes, 
one town surveyor, two measurers of wood and coal, two 
measurers of lumber, two measurers and weighers of grain, 
and such other other officers as the trustees of said town 
may deem necessary for the good of said town. 

Sec. 1 3. That the president and trustees of said town Trustees may 
shall, whenever thev may deem necessary, order the for- <orn ? fil-e com " 
mation of fire engine companies, and fire-hook and ladder " 
companies. The fire engine companies each, to contain 
from twenty-five to forty able bodied men, of between the 
ages of eighteen and fifty years, and no more. The fire, 
hook and ladder companies to contain each from fifteen to 
twenty-five able bodied men, and no more. Which com- 
panies shall be officered and governed by their own by- 
laws; shall be formed only by voluntary enlistment. Ev- 
ery member of each company shall be exempted from jury 
and military duty; and whenever a member of such com- 
pany shall have served twelve years, he shall receive a dis- 
charge from the incorporation, signed by the president, 
and shall, forever thereafter, be exempted from further ju- 
ry duty, and from further military duty, except in case of 
invasion. 

Sec. 14. That the members of the board of trustees, and Town officers 
every officer of said corporation, shall, before entering on t0 be sworn - 
the duties of his office, take an oath or affirmation before 
some judge or justice of the peace, to support the consti- 
tution of the United States and of this State, and faithfully 
to demean themselves in said office. 

Sec. 1 5. That this incorporation shall be divided into three Town divided 
districts, to wit: All that part which lies south of the Chi- into f three dis " 
cago river, and east of the South Branch of said river, shall 
be included in the first district; all that part which lies 
west of the North and South branches of said river, shall 
be included in the second district; and all that part which 
lies north of the Chicago river, and east of the North 
Branch of said river, shall be included in the third district; 
and the taxes collected within the said respective districts, 
shall be expended under the direction of the board of trus- 
tees, for improvements within their respective districts; 
but all elections for trustees, in said town, shall be by gen- 
eral ticket. 

Approved, Feb. 11, 1835. 



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In force Feb. AN ACT to Incorporate the Alton Hotel Company. 

12, 1835. 

Company in- Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
corporated. represented in the General Assembly, That Benjamin God- 
frey, Stephen Griggs, Calvin Riley, William Manning, jr., 
Winthrop S. Gilman, Simeon Rider, Hezekiah Hawley, Mark 
Pierson, Thomas G. Hawley, Caleb Stone, Ambrose C. 
Henkinson, and Jonathan T. Hudson, and their associates 
and successors, be, and they are hereby constituted a body 
politic and corporate, under the name of the "Alton Hotel 
Company" to be located in the town of Alton, Madison 
county, and by that name shall have power to contract and 
be contracted with, and may sue and be sued, plead and 
be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in all courts 
having competent jurisdiction, and shall be vested with all 
the powers and privileges necessary to the object of their 
incorporation, as are hereinafter defined and limited. 
Powers and ob- Sec 2. The said company shall have power, and be ca- 
jects of the in- pable of holding, purchasing, improving, selling and con- 
corporanon. ve ying any estate, real or personal, for the use of said cor- 
poration; second, to improve or erect buildings on the 
same; third, to rent, lease or occupy any or all such lands 
belonging to said company, for a term not exceeding the 
limits of this charter: Provided, That the real estate own- 
ed by the said company, shall not exceed one quarter sec- 
tion of land, except such as may be held as collateral secu- 
rity for debts due the said company, or may become the 
property thereof by virtue pf such indebtedness. 
Capital stock. Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be twen- 
ty thousand dollars, with power to increase the same, at the 
pleasure of said company, to any sum not exceeding fifty 
thousand dollars, which capital stock shall be divided into 
shares of fifty dollars each, and subscribed for and held in 
manner hereinafter provided. 
May give pro- Sec. 4. The better to enable said corporation to transact 
missory notes, and carry on the purposes of their said incorporation, they 
are hereby authorized and empowered to make, endorse, 
issue, receive and transfer promissory notes, bills of ex- 
change, conveyances of land, to receive the hypothecation 
and pledges of the stock of other companies or incorpora- 
tions, and other instruments in writing necessary to the 
transaction and safety of their said business: Provided, 
That this act shall not be construed so as to authorize the 
said company or corporation to make or emit bills of credit, 
promissory notes, bank notes, or other instruments to be 
used as a circulating medium. 
Ail evidences Sec. 5. All contracts or other evidences of indebtedness 
Snfflld I'll" 5 which may be made or entered into by the said corporation, 
pany< shall be subscribed by the president, and attested by the 



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secretary, and being so signed and attested, shall be binding 
on said corporation ; and all conveyances made and entered 
into by the said corporation, conveying real estate belong- 
ing to the said company, when signed and attested as afore- 
said, shall, in like manner, be binding on said corporation, 
according to the tenor, effect, and true intent and mean- 
ing of the same. 

Sec. 6. The concerns of said corporation shall be mana- Directors to be 
ged and conducted by five directors, who shall be chosen elected aimual- 
annually by the stockholders or their proxies, which shall ly ' 
be by ballot; and the five persons receiving the greatest 
number of votes, shall receive the certificates of the in- 
spectors declaring them duly elected. The directors so Their power*, 
chosen, or the major part of them, shall constitute a board, 
and be competent to the transaction of business; and shall, 
and may, from time to time, make and prescribe such by- 
laws, rules and regulations, relative to the concerns of said 
corporation, the duties of the president and secretary, (each 
of whom shall be elected by a majority of the directors so 
chosen,) and shall, also, regulate the duties of their agents, 
clerks, and all others by them employed; and also, shall ap- 
point a treasurer, who shall give bond in such amount, and 
in such manner, as the said directors shall prescribe; and 
the said directors shall have power to appoint such other 
officers, agents, and clerks, as may be necessary for carry- 
ing on the business of said corporation, with such salaries 
and allowances as to the said directors shall seem proper: 
Provided, That such by-laws and regulations shall not be 
repugnant to the constitution and laws of the United States 
or of this State. 

Sec. 7. That Benjamin Godfrey, Calvin Riley, and Ste- Commissioners 
phen Griggs, shall be commissioners, the duties of whom, 1°^^^ 
or a majority of them, shall be to open books of subscrip- tio L n s _ u s np 
tion to the capital stock of said corporation, within one 
month from and after the passage of this act, in such pla- 
ces and at such times as, in their opinion, is best calcula- 
ted to have said stock taken up ; twenty days notice shall 
be given, by the said commissioners, of the time and place, 
and the number of days the subscription books will be kept 
open for subscriptions, in a public newspaper published in 
the places, where they intend to open said books for sub- 
scriptions of the capital stock of said company. The com- 
missioners shall receive no subscriptions, unless at least one 
dollar on each share subscribed, be paid at the time of sub- 
scription; and as soon as the whole amount of the said 
capital stock shall be subscribed, the said commissioners 
shall give a like notice of twenty days for the meeting of 
the stockholders, for the purpose of choosing five directors, 
designating the time and place of such election; at which 

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no 



Stock declared 
persona] pro- 
perty. 



Directors shall 
make divi- 
dends. 



Stock how is- 
sued. 



When to go ii 
to operation. 



Act declaret 

public. 



election, persons holding stock of said company, shall be 
permitted to vote either in person, or by lawful proxy; the 
said commissioners shall be inspectors of the first election 
of directors, and shall certify under their hands, the names 
of those duly elected, and deliver over to them the sub- 
scription books, and'the amount of money received on sub- 
scriptions, to the said directors. 

Sec. 8. The stock of said corporation shall be deemed 
personal property, and assignable and transferable on the 
books of the corporation; but no stockholder, indebted to 
the corporation, shall be permitted to make a transfer un- 
til such debt be paid or secured, to be paid to the satisfac- 
tion of the directors. 

Sec. 9. The company shall, at all times, keep proper 
books of accounts, in which shall be registered all the trans- 
actions of the corporation, and the same shall, at all times, 
be subject to the inspection of the stockholders, and it shall 
be the duty of the directors to make annual dividends, or 
at such other times as a majority of the directors shall di- 
rect, of so much of the profits of the said company, as to 
them, or a majority of them, shall appear advisable; and 
the said directors shall, whenever required by a majority 
of the stockholders, exhibit, at a general meeting, a full and 
perfect statement of the debts and credits, and all such 
other matters as may be deemed essential, relating to the 
affairs of the company. 

Sec. 10. The stock, not disposed of by the commission- 
ers in the manner hereinbefore named, shall, and may be 
issued by the directors for the time being, according to the 
by-laws and regulations that may be adopted by the said 
company. 

Sec. 1 1. As soon as twenty per cent, of the capital stock 
of said company shall be subscribed and paid in, the said 
corporation shall be authorized to proceed to business, and 
not before. 

Sec. 1 2. This act is hereby declared public, and shall 
take effect from and after its passage, and be and remain 
in force for the term of ten years. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



In force Jan. 
31, 1835. 

Tou n incorpo 
rated. 



AN ACT to Incorporate Mount Carmelin Wabash County. 

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the inhabitants 
and residents of the town of Mount Carmel, in Wabash 



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county, are hereby made a body corporate and politic in 
law, and in fact, by the name and style of "The President 
and Board of Trustees of the Town of Mount Carmel," and 
by that name shall have perpetual succession, and a com- 
mon seal, which they may alter at pleasure, and in whom 
the government of said corporation shall be vested, and by 
whom its affairs shall be managed. 

Sec. 2. That the boundary of the said corporation be, Limits of cor- 
am! the same is hereby declared to extend to the prescri- i )0ialion de fi- 
bed limits of the town plat, as recorded in Wabash county, 
and that the jurisdiction of said corporation is hereby de- 
clared to be co-extensive with the limits of the town afore- 
said, and to extend to the river in front of said town, as 
far as the jurisdiction of the State extends: Provided, how- Proviso. 
ever, That in civil cases, no act of said corporation shall 
impair the individual reserved rights near the bank of the 
river. 

Sec. 3. That the present trustees shall continue in office Elections of 
until the first Monday in May next, and until their succes- trustee s held 
sors are duly elected and qualified; and forever thereafter, nnu : " 
an election shall be holden on the first Monday of May an- 
nually, for seven trustees, to hold their office one year, and 
until their successors are qualified, and public notice of the 
time and place of holding said election, shall be given by 
the president and trustees, by an advertisement published 
in a newspaper in said town, or posting them up in at least 
four of the most public places in said town. No person 
shall be a trustee of said town, who has not arrived at the 
age of twenty-one years, who has not resided in said town 
twelve months next preceding his election, and who is not 
at the time thereof, a bona Jidc freeholder, and moreover, 
who has not paid a corporation tax; and all free white male 
inhabitants, over twenty-one years of age, who have resi- 
ded in said town six months next preceding an election, 
and who are subject to pay a corporation tax, shall be en- 
titled to vote for trustees; and the said trustees shall, at 
their first meeting, proceed to elect one of their body pre- 
sident, and shall have power to fill all vacancies in said 
board which may be occasioned by death, resignation, or 
six months absence from said town, and to appoint a clerk, 
an assessor, a treasurer, and a town constable, to give 
bond in such amount as the trustees may require; and the 
said town constable shall take an oath of office before some 
justice of the peace, and it shall be his duty to collect all 
fines, and serve all process at the suit of the corporation, 
and to do such other matters and things pertaining to the of- 
fice, as may be required of him by the ordinances and by- 
laws of said corporation. M ho i (i real 
Sec. 4. That the said corporation is hereby made capa- estate. 



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ble in law, to take, and hold to themselves and their succes- 
sors, any lands, tenements, hereditaments, and the rents, 
issues, and profits thereof, which may be necessary for the 
erection of any market-house and other public buildings to 
promote the interest and public good of the citizens of said 
town, and the same to sell, grant, and dispose of, if neces- 
sary, and to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, an- 
swer and be answered, in any court whatever; and that 
all acts, sales or deeds, heretofore made or granted by the 
board of trustees, by and under the sanctions and provisions 
of the former acts of incorporation, are hereby confirmed. 
Duties and Sec. 5. That the trustees aforesaid, and their successors, 

powers of trus- or a majority of them, shall have full power and authority 
to ordain and establish such rules and regulations for their 
government and direction, and for the transaction of the 
business and concerns of the corporation, as they may 
deem expedient, and to ordain and establish, and put into 
execution, such by-laws, ordinances and regulations, as 
shall seem necessary for the government of said corpora- 
tion, and for the management, control, disposition and ap- 
plication of its corporate property, and generally to do 
and execute all and singular such acts, matters and things 
which, to them, may seem necessary to do, and not con- 
trary to the laws and constitution of this State. 
Further duties Sec. 6. That the said trustees shall have power to levy 
and powers. an( j co n ect a tax ^ no t exceeding one per cent, on lots, ex- 
clusive of improvements, and personal property in said 
town, according to valuation; to tax public shows, and 
houses of public entertainment, taverns, groceries and 
stores, for the purpose of making and improving its streets, 
* and keeping them in repair, and for the purpose of erect- 
ing such buildings and other works of public utility, as the 
interest and convenience of the inhabitants of said town 
may require, and the circumstances render proper and ex- 
pedient; and said trustees may adopt such modes and means 
for the assessment and collection of taxes, as they may, 
from time to time, fix upon and determine, and to prescribe 
the manner of selling property, when the tax levied upon 
it, is not paid: Provided, however, no sale of any town 
lots or other real property, shall be made, until public no- 
tice of the time and place shall be given, by advertisement, 
in the newspapers, or at four public places, at least fifteen 
days previous thereto. 
Further pow- Sec. 7. That the trustees of said town, or a majority of 
them, shall have power to preserve good order and harmo- 
ny in said town, to punish open indecency, breaches of the 
peace, gambling, gaming houses, horse racing, shooting, 
and all disorderly houses, and riotous meetings; to remove 
obstructions in the streets and public ways, and all nuisan- 



ers 



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ces; for which purpose, they may make such by-laws and 
ordinances as to them may seem expedient, and not incon- 
sistent with any public law of this State, and impose fines 
for the breach thereof; which fines shall be recoverable be- 
fore any justice of the peace residing in said town; and all 
suits and judicial proceedings, under this act, shall be 
brought in the name and style of the president and board 
of trustees of the town of Mount Carmel. 

Sec. 8. That all lots of land or parcels of ground in said Certain dona- 
town, termed or called donation lots, which have been con- tio . ns vestedil > 
veyed by the original proprietors thereof, or other persons, sau 
to the inhabitants of said town, in their aggregate capaci- 
ty, or to any person or persons in trust for them, or for 
their use and benefit; and all funds raised, or to be raised, 
by the sale of donation lots, or otherwise, whether for the 
erection of school houses, academies, or places of public 
worship, are hereby declared to belong to, and to be vest- 
ed in said corporation, and shall be under the management 
and direction of the trustees aforesaid, and their successors, 
and applied in furtherance of the objects intended by the 
proprietors or donors thereof. 

Sec. 9. That the trustees may, by themselves, or an May adjust 
agent to be by them appointed, settle, adjust, transact and certahl ^ rti . cles 
finish all business, matters and things growing out of, and ° associa ou * 
pertaining to any articles of association heretofore enter- 
ed into by and between the original proprietors of said 
town, or any agent for them, and the inhabitants or pur- 
chasers of lots therein, or any person in trust for them, 
and when thus done and performed, said articles, so far as 
they effect said corporation, shall altogether cease and be 
void. 

Sec. 10. That it shall be the duty of any justice of the Duties of ju«- 
peace residing; in said town, and he is hereby authorized tices of peace 

1 . j i • , i i . | • ,i in relation to 

and empowered, on complaint being made to him on oath offenders, 
of the violation of any law or ordinance of said corpora- 
tion, to issue his warrant, directed to the town constable, 
or any authorized county officer, to apprehend the offender 
or offenders, and bring him or them forthwith before him, 
and after hearing the evidence, if it shall appear that the 
said accused has been guilty of the violation of any such 
law or ordinance of the corporation, to impose such fine 
or imprisonment as shall be pointed out in such law or or- 
dinance: Provided, such fine shall not exceed fifty dollars, 
and imprisonment not exceeding fifteen days: Provided, 
however, That writs of certiorari and appeals shall be 
granted from judgments under this act, as in other civil 
cases; and in all criminal cases, the defendant shall be en- 
titled to an appeal to the circuit court, by entering into 
bond or recognizance, as the case may require, before the 



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justice of the peace within twenty days after the rendition 

of the judgment, with such securities, and in such an 

amount as the justice may think right and proper. 

Lots sold for S EC . \\, That when any town lots or real estate shall be 

taxes, subjcrt j^ f taxeg fry virtue of this act, the same may be re- 

to redemption. J . . J 

deemed, at any time, within two years irom the date 01 
such sale, by the owner of said property, or his, or her 
agent, executor, or administrator, paying to the treasurer 
of said town, for the use of the purchaser of said proper- 
ty, the full amount of purchase money, with interest, at 
the rate of twenty-five per cent, per annum, together with 
the costs accruing thereon. 

Sec. 12. That all ordinances of said trustees, shall be 
fairly written out, signed by the clerk, and published in a 
newspaper printed in the town, or posted up at three of the 
most public places in said town, and no ordinance shall be 
in force until published as aforesaid. 

Fees of justices Sec. 13. That justices of the peace, and constables, who 
are required to render services under this act, shall be en- 
titled to the same fees, and collect them in the same man- 
ner, as now is, or hereafter may be provided by law. 

President may Sec. 14. That the president, or any two of the trustees, 
shall have power to call a meeting of the board, by giving 
one day's previous notice thereof, and a majority shall con- 
stitute a quorum to do business, but a minority shall have 
power to adjourn from time to time, and compel the atten- 
dance of absent members. And in the event that the no- 
tice of an election is not given as required in this act, or 
from any other cause, that an annual election should not be 
holden at the proper time, it shall be lawful for the late 
clerk of the board, or any two qualified voters in said town, 
at any time thereafter, to give notice, as aforesaid, of the 
time and place of holding a special election, and the trus- 
tees elected at such special election, shall have all the pow- 
ers conferred by this act. All acts, and parts of acts, com- 
ing within the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed. 
This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved, Jan. 31, 1835. 



and constables. 



call meetins ol 
the board. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to Incorporate the Town of Lawrcnceville. 
12, 183.}. J 

Boundaries de- Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
fined. represented in the General Assembly, * That the following is 

hereby declared to be the boundaries of the town of Law- 
renceville, in Lawrence county, that is to say, one square 



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mile, laid out by lines running due north and south, east 
and west, and the centre of the public square in said town 
of Lawrenceville, to be the centre of said square mile; and 
the inhabitants of said town, and all within said boundaries incorporated, 
shall be, and are hereby constituted a body politic and cor- 
porate, by the name and style of "The Trustees of the 
town of Lawrenceville," and by that name, they, and their 
successors, shall be known in law, have perpetual succes- 
sion, sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, defend and 
be defended in courts of law and equity, and in all matters 
and actions whatsoever, may grant, purchase, and receive, 
and hold property, real and personal, within the said town, 
and no other, (burial grounds excepted;) and may lease, 
sell, and dispose of the same for the benefit of the town, 
and may lease any of the reserved lands which have been 
appropriated by the original proprietors to the use of said 
town, and may do all other acts as natural persons, may 
have a common seal, and break and alter the same at plea- 
sure. 

Sec. 2. The corporate powers and duties of said town, Corporate pow- 
shall be vested in seven trustees, (to be chosen and appoint- ersvested ' m 
ed as hereinafter directed,) who shall form a board for the se ^ 611 
transaction of business. 

Sec. 3. The members composing the board of trustees, Elected anna- 
shall be elected by the persons residing within said town "%■ 
and incorporated limits, (qualified to vote for representa- 
tives to the legislature,) to serve for one year; they shall 
be at least twenty-one years of age, citizens of the United 
States, and inhabitants of said incorporated limits. 

Sec. 4. That the board of trustees shall appoint their Shall appoint a 
president and all other officers of their board, and shall be president. 
judges of the qualifications, elections, and returns of their 
own members; a majority shall constitute a board to do 
business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to 
day, may compel the attendance of absent members, in 
such manner, and under such penalties as the board may 
provide; they may determine the rules of proceeding, pun- 
ish their members for disorderly conduct, and by the con- 
currence of two-thirds of the whole number elected, expel 
a member, and make such other rules and regulations for 
their own government, as to them may seem proper and 
expedient. 

Sec. 5. That the board of trustees shall have power, by Duties and 
ordinance, to levy and collect taxes upon all real estate P owers of U,1S - 
within the town and limits of the corporation, not exceed- 
ing the one-half of one per centum upon the assessed value 
thereof, except as hereinafter excepted; to make regula- 
tions to secure the general health of {he inhabitants; to pre- 
vent and remove nuisances; to establish night watches; 



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erect lamps in the streets, and lighting the same; to regu- 
late and license ferries within the corporation; to provide 
for licensing, taxing and regulating merchants; to improve 
and preserve the navigation of the Embarrass river with- 
in the corporation; to regulate auctions, taverns, groceries 
and pedlars, theatrical and all other shows, and amusements; 
to restrain and prohibit gaming houses, bawdy houses, and 
other disorderly houses; to establish and repair bridges; to 
establish and regulate markets; to open and keep in repair 
streets, avenues, lanes, alleys, drains and sewers, and to 
keep the same clean; to provide for the prevention and ex- 
tinguishment of fires; to dig wells and erect pumps in the 
streets for the convenience of the inhabitants; to regulate 
the police of the town; to regulate the election of the town 
officers, and fix their compensation, and from time to time 
to pass such ordinances as to carry into effect the objects 
of this act, and the powers hereby granted, as the good of 
the inhabitants may require, and to impose and appropriate 
fines and forfeitures for the breach of any ordinance, and 
provide for the collection thereof; and that in all cases ari- 
sing under this act, or growing out of the by-laws and or- 
dinances made in pursuance of this act of incorporation, 
any justice of the peace within said corporation, shall have 
jurisdiction to hear and determine the same, and an appeal 
may be taken, and writs of certiorari allowed from any 
such decision, in the same manner as now is or hereafter 
may be provided by law, for appealing from judgments of 
justices of the peace. 
May levy ami S EC . q. That upon the application of the owners of two- 

ta^cmah. 1 thirds °! tlle fl ' 0nt ° f the l0tS ° n all y Street 0r P arts °f a 

cases. street, it shall be lawful for the board of trustees to levy 

and collect a special tax on the owners of the lots on said 
street or parts of a street, according to their respective 
fronts, for the purpose of grading and paving the side walks 
on said street. 
Further powers Sec. 7. The board of trustees shall have power to regu- 
o( trustees. i ate5 g ra de, pave and improve the streets, avenues, lanes 
and alleys within the limits of said town and corporation, 
and to extend, open, and widen the same, making the per- 
son or persons injured thereby adequate compensation; to 
ascertain which, the board shall cause to be summoned 
twelve good and lawful men, freeholders and inhabitants of 
said town, not directly interested, who (being first duly 
sworn for that purpose) shall inquire into, and take into 
consideration, as well the benefits as the injury which may 
accrue, and estimate and assess the damages which would 
be sustained by reason of the opening, extension, widening 
of any street, avenue, lane or alley, and shall, moreover, 
estimate the amount which other persons will be benefited 



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thereby, and shall contribute towards compensating the 
person injured, all of which shall be returned to the' board 
of trustees, under their hands and seals, and the persons 
who shall be benefited, and so assessed, shall pay the same 
in such manner as shall be provided, and the residue, if 
any, shall be paid out of the town treasury. 

Sec. 8. That the board of trustees shall have power, by 
ordinance, to regulate, and cause to be cleared off, all the 
limber, undergrowth, and rubbish on such parts of the 
town as have been laid off into town lots, at the expense 
of the owners of said lots, and may cause the same to be 
sold to defray such expense. 

Sec. 9. All ordinances shall, within one month after they ah ordinances 
are passed, be published in some newspaper printed in or to be published. 
near the place, or be posted up in six of the most public 
places in said town for two weeks at least before taking 
effect. 

Sec. 10. That when any real estate in said town of Law- Real estate sold 
renceville, shall have been sold by the authority of the cor- subject to re- 

■■» ocmntion 

poration thereof, the same shall be subject to redemption 
in the same manner as is provided by the authority of this 
State. 

Sec. 11. That the members of the board of trustees, and Trustees and 
every officer of said corporation, shall, before entering; on oth . er officei ' a 

i i r i • ry i ,i rr .- 1 r to be SW'Ol'H, 

the duties of his office, take an oath or affirmation, before 
some judge or justice of the peace, to support the consti- 
tution of the United States, and of this State, and faithful- 
ly to demean themselves in office. 

Sec. 12. That a town constable, or constables, shall be Ma}' appoint 
appointed as other officers of the corporation, who shall *°™ n consta - 
possess the same powers and perform the same duties with- 
in said town, as the constables in the different townships 
possess in their respective townships, and shall be entitled 
to the same compensation. 

Sec. 13. That the incorporation shall be divided into two Divided into 
wards, and more, if the trustees deem it necessary; all east two v ' ards - 
of Main. street, to compose one, and all west of said street 
to compose another; and if more be made, the trustees 
shall make the same matter of record, and publish the 
bounds thereof, and each ward shall elect at least two trus- 
tees, and five trustees shall constitute a board to do and 
transact business. 

Sec. 14. That the foregoing provisions of this act, shall When this to 
take effect as soon as they shall have been accepted by the take effect - 
inhabitants of said town, and not before, in manner follow- 
ing, viz: An election shall be held on the first Monday in 
May next, to be conducted by the judges of elections of 
the 'town, at which all voters qualified as heretofore descri- 
bed, shall be entitled to vote either for or against this charter; 

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and if a majority of all the votes given be for the charter, 
then the said judges shall determine the time and place of 
the first general election, which shall not be more than one 
month, nor less than two weeks, after the acceptance of the 
charter, and shall publish notice thereof for at least ten 
days before the day appointed for such election; but if the 
charter shall not be accepted as aforesaid, the said judges 
of elections may, from time to time, whenever they shall 
be petitioned to that effect by a majority of the household- 
ers residing within the limits of said town and corporation, 
cause an election to be held as aforesaid, until the charter 
shall be accepted, giving at least ten days previous notice 
of such election; and when this charter shall be accepted 
as aforesaid, they shall then proceed as hereinbefore provi- 
ded, and the trustees who shall be elected at the first gen- 
eral election, shall continue in office for one year, and until 
their successors are duly elected and qualified: Provided, 
That the General Assembly may repeal, alter, modify, or 
amend this act at pleasure. 

Approved, Feb. 12, 1835. 



In force Feb. AN ACT to Incorporate the Carini Bridge Company. 

C'armi bridge Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 
company incov- represented in the General Assembly, That Josiah M'Knight, 
George R. Logan, Charles J. Wilman, Nathaniel Blackford, 
Samuel D. Ready, Thomas Kerney, and John Phipps, with 
their associates, be, and they are hereby created a body 
politic and corporate, by the name and style of "The Car- 
mi Bridge Company," for the purpose of erecting and con- 
structing, at Carmi, a bridge across the Little Wabash river, 
and they and their associates and successors shall continue 
and have perpetual succession, and by that name and style 
are hereby made as capable in law as natural persons, to 
contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued, to 
plead and be impleaded, in this State, in all courts of law 
or equity; to make, have and use a common seal, and the 
same to break, alter or amend at pleasure; and they and 
their successors shall have the power to purchase and hold 
as much real estate as will be necessary for the site of said 
bridge, abutments, toll houses, and suitable avenues leading 
to the same; also, to borrow any money, not exceeding 
the capital stock mentioned in this act, but not to have the 
privilege of loaning money, or issuing bills or notes upon 
banking principles; also, the power to'ordain and establish 



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such by-laws, ordinances and regulations as shall be neces- 
sary for the well-being and government of said corpora- 
tion, not incompatible with the laws of this State or of the 
United States. 

Sec. 2. The capital stock of said company shall consist Capital gtock. 
of five thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of ten 
dollars each, to be subscribed for or sold in the manner 
hereinafter mentioned: Provided, if the amount above 
stated is insufficient to complete the bridge, it may be in- 
creased to a sufficient sum to accomplish that purpose. 

Sec. 3. Within six months after the passage of this act, Cooks of sub- 
the persons before named, or a majority of them, shall scri P tlon V 3 h ° 
cause books for the subscription of stock of said company shTmonths. '" 
to be opened at such places and times as they may direct, 
which books shall be kept open, under the directions of 
such persons, or a majority of them, for such length of 
time as they may order. 

Sec. 4. When one hundred and fifty shares shall have President and 
been subscribed, the said persons, or a majority of them, dil ' ectors elecN 
shall advertise a meeting of the stockholders at Carmi, giv- ec ' 
ing at least ten days notice of the time and place of said 
meeting, and the stockholders shall thereupon proceed to 
the election of a president and six directors, w r ho shall be 
shareholders; and such of the before mentioned persons 
who shall not be shareholders, shall cease to be members of 
said corporation; and the said shareholders shall also pro- 
ceed to ordain and adopt such by-laws for the permanent 
organization and government of said corporation, as they 
may deem needful, at which meeting each shareholder shall 
be entitled to one vote for each share, to the number of -fif- 
ty, and one vote for every three shares above fifty; and at 
all the subsequent elections, or general meetings of the 
stockholders, the shares in said company may be voted for 
by proxies duly recorded. 

Sec. 5. The president and directors, chosen in conformi- Shall be elected 
ty to the provisions of the foregoing sections, shall hold annually. 
their office for one year next succeeding such election, and 
until others are chosen in their places; and the stockhold- 
ers shall annually meet in the town of Carmi, the Saturday 
preceding the expiration of the year for which the said 
president and directors were elected, at some place to be 
designated by said president and directors, and then pro- 
ceed to the election of a president and six directors, who 
shall be shareholders, and hold their offices for one year, 
and until their successors shall be elected as aforesaid; pub- 
lic notice shall be given of such meetings or elections, by 
the clerk or secretary of the company, at least fifteen days 
previous thereto. At the annual meetings a statement of 
the affairs of the company shall be made out by the p.resi- 



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of stork. 



May appoint 
treasurer and 
other officers. 



dent and directors, and presented to said meeting, and sueli 
dividend of the profits be declared as may be deemed advi- 
sable. 
President and Sec. 6. The concerns of the said corporation shall be un- 
directors to re- der the control, superintendence, and management of said 
quhe payment p res ident and directors; and the president and three direc- 
tors shall constitute a quorum to transact business, or in 
the absence of the president, any four directors, one of 
whom shall act as president pro tern, with power to fill 
any vacancy in the board, occasioned by death, resigna- 
tion, or otherwise. The president and directors, after they 
shall have been duly elected as aforesaid, may make such 
assessments on the shares of said company, as are subscri- 
bed, payable at such periods as they may deem advisable, 
with such conditions of forfeiture for non-compliance, not 
exceeding the amount of stock delinquent, as they may 
deem proper. They are to open or renew the subscrip- 
tions for shares not already subscribed, or sell them ; and al- 
so, any forfeited shares as they may think best for the com- 
pany: Provided, That no stock shall be sold by them for 
less than par value thereof. 

Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of the president and direc- 
tors, to appoint a clerk, and to cause a record of their pro- 
ceedings to be kept; they may also appoint a treasurer, and 
other officers or agents, as they may deem needful for the 
proposed undertaking, and to allow them such pay or com- 
pensation as they may agree on; to make contracts, and do 
all things necessary to carry the aforesaid object into im- 
mediate effect and execution; and to require, or take such 
bonds or other surety, in their corporate capacity, from 
any person or persons, they may so appoint or contract 
with; and any vacancy filled up by the board of directors, 
shall continue until the next annual election, by the elec- 
tion of other shareholders. 

Sec. 8. The said permanent bridge shall be erected so as 
to permit the passage of boats, and rafts of timber of the 
largest size and heighth, at the highest stage of water in 
the river, with a space between two of the abutments, of 
at least thirty feet; and when so erected and comple- 

ted, the president and directors shall have a right to fix 
rates of toll for passing over said bridge, and to collect the 
same from all and every person or persons passing thereon 
with their goods, carriages, wagons, or animals'of even- 
kind or description: Provided, they shajl be allowed to 
demand or collect no higher toll than the following rates, 
to wit: For each one horse wagon, sulky, or carriage, 
twenty-five cents; for each two horse wagon, or carriage, 
thirty-seven and a half cents; for each wagon or carriage, 
drawn by three or more horses, oxen or mules, sixty-two 



Bridge how 
constructed 



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and a half cents; for a man and horse, six and one-fourth 
cents; for each person crossing on foot, three cents; for 
cattle, mules, asses, and horses, per head, three cents; for 
all other animals, such as swine, sheep, or goats, two cents 
per head. 

Sec. 9. If any person or persons shall wilfully or know- Persons injur- 
ingly do any act or thing whatever, whereby the said '" s said bu( '£ e - 
bridge, or any thing thereto belonging, shall be injured or 
damaged, the said person or persons so offending, shall for- 
feit and pay three times the amount of damages sustained, 
with costs of suit, recoverable before any court of compe- 
tent jurisdiction; and any person or persons, who shall pass 
or attempt to pass said bridge without paying the toll, or 
tendering it, if there be any person or persons present to 
receive it, shall forfeit and pay three times the amount of the 
toll or tolls which he, she, or they were liable to pay for pass- 
ing said bridge, recoverable before any justice of the peace 
in this State; and if any person or persons shall wilfully 
set fire to said bridge, or burn the same, or any part there- 
of, such offenders, with their aiders and abettors, shall be 
guilty of arson. 

Sec. 10. The certificates of stock in said company, shall Certificate of 
issue in such form and manner, and be transferable, as may stock * 
be designated by the by-laws of said company. 

Sec. 11. This act shall cease to have effect, if stock shall Bridge uotcom- 
not be taken to the extent of one hundred and fifty shares pletc<1 \ vit '". n 3 

... r 11-11 ,• t i ii years, loiteits 

within one year irom the lourtn day ot July next, and the t i ie charter, 
bridge be completed so far as to be passable within three 
years from that period. 

Sec. 12. It shall be sufficient service of process on the Process how 
corporation hereby created, to execute a summons on the sened - 
president or secretary of said company, and process so 
executed, shall authorize judgment at the first term, as in 
other cases, if no appearance shall be entered or plea filed. 

Sec. 13. It shall be the constant duty of said company, 
from time to time, to remove all drift, or timber of any de- , 
scription, which may lodge against any of the abutments 
or pillars of said bridge; and if they fail herein, they shall 
be liable to a fine of ten dollars for every forty-eight hours 
it is suffered to remain, after allowing reasonable time for 
the removal of the same, to be recoverable by indictment 
or presentment in the White circuit court; and shall, more- 
over, be liable for any injury sustained by any person in 
consequence thereof. 

Sec. ,14. The legislature reserves the right to amend this Reservation by 
charter, so as to secure the navigation of the Little Wabash legislature. 
free from any injury. 

Sec. 15. The county commissioners' court of White county, County of 
is hereby authorized and empowered to subscribe for and on Whlte ma y 



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■abscribe for behalf of the county, such number of shares as it, in its 
8tock " discretion, may deem proper; and shall, in case of actual 

subscription, pay the same out of any money in the coun- 
ty treasury not otherwise appropriated, and be entitled to 
all the rights and privileges of other stockholders, authori- 
zing and directing the clerk of said court, by order entered 
of record, to act for them and on their behalf. 
County com- Sec. 16. The said president and directors shall keep an 
missioners of exac t account of their expenditures in erecting said bridge; 
purchase said an d the county commissioners' courts shall have power to 
bridge. purchase said bridge at any time, by paying the full amount 

of the cost of the same, and in case the bridge shall be pur- 
chased by said court, the corporation hereby created, shall, 
within one year thereafter, be dissolved, and said bridge 
forever after be and remain a free bridge. 

Sec. 1 7. At all meetings of a quorum of the board of di- 
rectors, a majority thereof shall have full authority to ex- 
ercise all or any of the powers conferred by this act upon 
the board of directors. 

Sec. 1 8. Nothing in this act shall be construed so as to 
authorize said company to obstruct the ford across the Lit- 
tle Wabash river at Carmi. 

This act to be in force from and after its passage. 

Approvep, Feb. 6, 1835. 



AN ACT for the Construction of the Illinois and Michigan 

Canal. 

Governor au- Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, 

thorized to no- represented in the General Assembly, That the Governor of 
gotiate a loan t j - g g tate |j e an( j j ie j s hereby authorized and empowered 

tor the con- . ' J r 

stmction of s.aid to negotiate a loan, solely on the pledge ot the canal lands 
canal. and tolls, as hereinafter provided, for the purpose of aiding, 

in connection with such other means as may be hereafter 
received from the government of the United States, in the 
construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, a sum of 
money not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars, which 
shall be required to be paid at such times, by instalments, 
as the same may be needed in the progress of the said work, 
as near as the same can be estimated. 
Shall cause cei- Sec. 2. The Governor shall cause to be constituted cer- 
tificates of stock tificates of stock for the said loan, to be called the "Illinois 
and Michigan Canal Stock,"' signed by the Auditor and 
countersigned by the Treasurer, bearing an interest not ex- 
ceeding live per cent, per annum, payable semi-annually, 



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at Vandalia, or at some bank in the city of New York, or 
either, as may be agreed upon, and reimbursable at the 
pleasure of the State, at any time after the year one thou- 
sand eight hundred and sixty. 

Sec. 3. The Governor shall take and use all proper means Stock transfer 
and measures for the transferring of the said stock. lcd - 

Sec. 4. It shall be deemed a good execution of the said Certificate? of 
power to borrow, for the Governor to cause the said C erti- stocktobu si- 
licates of stock, when created, to be sold: Provided, That Proviso. 
the said stock, shall not, in any case, be sold for less than 
its par value. 

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Governor to cause the Money when 
said moneys, from time to time, when paid or advanced, to advanced to be 

ii • i • r i i -i i z-i L i r deposited in 

be deposited in some sale bank or banks, until wanted lor some bank, 
use, at the best interest that can be obtained for it, to be 
drawn out as hereinafter provided, taking therefor the pro- 
per securities for the safe keeping of the same. 

Sec. 6. The money thus loaned, the premiums arising from What shall 
the sale of any stock thus created, the proceeds of the canal constitute the 
lands and town lots, and all of the moneys in any way ari- 
sing from the contemplated canal, shall constitute the canal 
fund, and shall be used for canal purposes, and for no other Used for canal 
whatever, until the said canal shall have been completed: purposes only. 
Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be so con- Proviso. 
strued as to prevent appropriations from being made, out 
of the said fund, for the semi-annual payment of the intrest 
upon the canal stock herein authorized to be created; and 
the Governor is hereby authorized to cause the said interest 
to be paid out of the said fund. 

Sec. 7. That the revenue arising from the "Illinois and Pledges for pay- 
Michigan Canal," and from the lands granted, or that may mentofloan - 
hereafter be granted to the State of Illinois by the congress 
of the United States, for the construction of the said canal, 
and the nett tolls thereof, are hereby pledged for the pay- 
ment of the interest accruing on the stock that may be 
created in pursuance of this act, and for the reimburse- 
ment of the principal of the same. 

Sec. 8. The Governor of the State, by and with the ad- Governor to 
vice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint five practical, a PP oiut , a board 

, -,,. i . iiii ii o! canal coni- 

skiltul persons to constitute a uoard, to be known under the missioucrs. 
style and description of "The Board of Commissioners of 
the Illinois and Michigan Canal,'' and he shall designate one 
of such commissioners to be President thereof, one to be 
Treasurer, and one to be Acting Commissioner; and the 
Governor shall fill such vacancies as may occur in tiie 
board during the recess of the legislature. 

Sec. 9. The Governor shall have power to remove from May remove 
office any canal commissioner at his discretion. theeame from 

Sec. 10. The acting commissioner shall be allowed a 



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Compensation salary of twelve hundred dollars per annum, and the rest 
of commission- £ t j je boart ] sna jj eac h be allowed a compensation of three 
dollars per day while necessarily employed Jn the business 
of the canal. 
Declared a bo- Sec* 11. The said board of commissioners is hereby con- 
ch- corporate, stituted a body politic and corporate, with full power and 
authority, in their corporate name, to contract and be con- 
tracted with, sue and be sued, defend and be defended, 
plead and be impleaded, in all the matters and things rela- 
ting to them as canal commissioners; and they shall have 
and use a common seal of such device as the Governor may 
direct. 
Shall appoint a ^ Ec « 12. The board shall appoint a secretary, whose duty 
secretary. it shall be to keep a true record of all of their proceedings. 
They shall hold quarterly meetings, and special meetings 
whenever any two of them, or the acting commissioner, 
may desire it, and any three of them shall constitute a quo- 
rum to do business. 
Shall be sworn. Sec. 13. Before entering upon the duties of their office, 
each of the said commissioners shall make oath or affirma- 
tion faithfully, honestly and truly to execute and discharge 
all the duties and obligations herein imposed upon them, 
and each of them, as canal commissioners; and they shall 
bonds 616 severally give bonds to the Governor in the sum of ten 

thousand dollars, with sufficient sureties, for the faithful 
discharge of the duties imposed upon them by this act: 
Proviso. Provided, That the Governor may, at any time, require 

additional bonds of the said treasurer, whenever he may 
think that the safety of the funds require it. 

When pay- Sf.c. 14. Whenever all or any part of the money upon 

...ems o,< con- any ccm tract shall become due,* it shall be the duty of the 

tracts become , J , , , • , 7 , , ., c < ,. 

d ue . treasurer to draw his warrant or check therefor, in favor 

of the contractor, upon the bank or banks in which the 
canal fund shall have been deposited; which warrant or 
check, shall be countersigned by the acting commissioner, 
and shall be under the seal of the board. 

Cashier of de- Skc. 15. It shall be the duty- of the acting commissioner 
ponta bank to lo obtnin from th cash i e r f t j ie bank or banks, in which 
make a qua;- , . . c . . ., . ... ', 

tciiy report to the said fund shall have been deposited, a quarterly report, 
the acting com- exhibiting a true account of all moneys received in depo- 
missioner. s j te on accomit f t | ie cana l f un d ? and' paid out of the said 
fund during the previous quarter, which report shall be laid 
before the board of canal commissioners, and within twen- 
ty days thereafter, shall be examined by the said board, and 
Tobecompa- compared wilh the accounts of the treasurer, and an entry 
red withthe ac- shall he made in the books of the said board, that the said 
rreasnref. 11 ' exara "™tion has been made by them, and that the two 
amounts correspond, if such be the case, and each commis- 



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sioner present shall sign his name to the record of such ex- 
amination. 

Sec. 16. It shall be the duty of the acting commissioner, Duties of the 
1st: To make, under the direction of the board, all neces- actlllg comm,s - 

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sary contracts for the supply of materials, and the perfor- 
mance of labor. 

2d: To inquire into the official conduct of the agents, 
clerks, superintendents, and all subordinate officers, and to 
receive and hear all complaints that may be preferred 
against them. 

3d: To enforce the faithful execution, by all persons con- 
cerned, of the duties and obligations imposed upon them 
by this act. 

4th: To examine, frequently and carefully, into the state 
of the canal, and the progress of the works thereon. 

5th: To have the immediate care and superintendence 
of the canal and all matters relating thereto. 

Sec. 17. The said canal shall not be less than forty-five Dimensions of 
feet wide at the surface, thirty feet at the base, and of suf- the canaJ - 
ficient depth to insure a navigation of at least four feet, to 
be suitable for ordinary canal boat navigation, to be sup- 
plied with water from Lake Michigan and such other sour- 
ces as the canal commissioners may think proper, and to* 
be constructed in the manner best calculated to promote 
the permanent interest of the country. 

Sec. 1 8. They shall take efficient and proper measures immediate 
for the immediate construction of the said canal; shall put measures shall 
such parts of it, as they may deem proper, under contract, coiSuciraf 3 
as herein provided, and shall have the general care and su- 
perintendence thereof. 

Sec. 1 9. They shall inspect and examine into the ac- Commissioners 
counts, books, state of the treasury, and all of the pro- t0 examine ac * 

• • COUlltS 01 tl'GcL" 

ceedings of the treasurer, and of the acting commissioner, surer and acting 

Sec. 20. They shall furnish the acting commissioner with commissioner, 
all proper means and facilities that may be necessary to 
enable him to discharge the duties herein imposed upon him. 

Sec. 21. They shall have full power and authority, in 
their good judgment, to do, in relation to the construction 
and completion of the .said canal, all things not otherwise 
herein expressly provided for. 

Sec. 22. It shall be lawful for them to enter upon and May enter up- 
use any lands, waters, streams, and materials of any de- on lands ' &c " 
scription, necessary for the prosecution of the works con- 
templated by this act. 

Sec. 23. They may employ such, and so many agents, May employ 
engineers, surveyors, draftsmen, and other persons, as they s j- ich a s ent s M 
may judge necessary to enable them to discharge their du- n^™^' eem 
ties as commissioners, and may pay such compensation as 
they shall judge reasonable to each person so employed. 

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Notice to be g E c. 24. Public notice shall be given of the time and 

given of tune p i ace at which proposals will be received for entering into 

and place ol i r r ■ , . o 

entering into contracts; which notice shall be previously published, lor 
contracts. a t least six weeks, in the newspaper printed at Chicago, 
and in such other papers, either in this State or elsewhere, 
as may be deemed proper. 
Proposals to be Sec. 25. Proposals for contracts shall be sealed, and shall 
sealed. ^ e f or a sum definite an( i certain, as to the price to be paid 

or received, and shall be accompanied with good and suffi- 
cient security for the faithful performance of such contract. 
Shall take se- g EC> oQ. The commissioners shall not enter into any con- 
jpevforawnce 6 of t ra °t for the supply of materials, or the performance of la- 
aii contracts, bor, without previously taking satisfactory security for the 
faithful performance of such contract, according to its terms. 
May retain one Sec. 27. The board may, if they think the interest of the 
half of amount jgj^g requires it, retain one half the amount due upon any 

due upon any L .. , . ,, . . f i 

contract. contract, until the contract shall have been completed, at 

which time all arrears shall be paid up; and in no case shall 
more than three-fourths of the amount due upon any con- 
tract, be paid, until the work shall have been completed. 
Contracts to be Sec. 28. All contracts concerning the contemplated ca- 
madeinwn- na j s } la ii De mac [ e j n writing, under the seal of the board; 
and of each contract, three copies shall be executed by the 
parties, one of which shall be retained by the board, and 
one shall be immediately forwarded to the Auditor of Pub- 
lic Accounts, and by him filed in his office. 
Materials pro- Sec. 29. All materials procured, or partially procured, 
ITJ^ lOTsaK ' under a contract with the commissioners, shall be exempt 

CcinuJ^ exempt , . i*i 17 ill r»i 

from execution, irom execution; but it shall be the duty of the commis- 
sioners to pay the money due for such materials, to the 
judgment creditor of the contractor, under whose execu- 
tion such materials might have been sold, upon his produ- 
cing to them due proof that his execution would have so 
attached, and such payment shall be held a valid payment 
on the contract. 
In case of the Sec. 30. In case of the death of anv canal contractor, 
!S£. ofacon " who shall > at the time of his decease," be indebted to any 
laborers tor work done on the canal, it shall be lawful for 
the board, if they think proper, to pay such laborers but of 
any money that may be due to the deceased contractor, 
and the receipt of such laborers shall be a good voucher in 
offset to the sum due to the deceased contractor from the 
board, on the final settlement between them and his execu- 
tors and administrators: Provided, That the said person 
shall first obtain a judgment against the administrator of 
such deceased contractor, and produce a certificate from the 
court that the said judgment was rendered for work done on 
the canal, or for materials furnished therefor, and for no 
other cause. 



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Sec. 31. The board shall, from time to time, make such Ma y »» ake 
rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the laws of this i'" 1 . 63 and regl1 * 
State, in respect to the persons employed about the canal, ning the works 
injury done to the said canal or locks, and the management on £aid canal, 
and navigation of the same, and impose such forfeitures of 
money for the breach of such rules and regulations, as they 
may judge reasonable; but no forfeiture imposed, shall, for 
a single offence, exceed the sum of fifty dollars, over and 
above the amount of actual damage done. 

Sec. 32. They shall cause a sufficient number of such Shall cause 
rules and regulations to be posted up for public inspection, thp;i1tobe P ost 
and shall transmit a copy of them, from time to time, to the ec up ' 
Governor, as they may be made in their next quarterly 
and annual reports. 

Sec. 33. All rules, regulations, and forfeitures establish- Sha11 file the 
ed by them as aforesaid, shall be filed in the office of the ™offi™ di ~ 
Auditor, and a copy thereof certified by him, under his 
hand and seal of office, shall be received in all courts of 
law as due proof that such rules, regulations, and forfei- 
tures, were by them established. 

Sec. 34. The commissioners shall examine the whole ca- Commissioner 
nal route, and select such places thereon as may be eligible ^tet raVanai 
for town sites, and cause the same to be laid off into town r0 ute. 
lots, and they shall cause the canal lands, in or near Chi- 
cago, suitable therefor, to be laid off into town lots. 

Sec 35. They may, from time to time, proceed to sell Ma Y sel ' t>> e 
such portions of the town lots, on the canal route, as may sanie ' 
be necessaiy to pay the interest that may be due upon the 
loan herein authorized to be created, deducting therefrom 
the premiums that may arise upon the sale of canal stock: 
Provided, That none of the said canal lots shall be sold Proviso. 
for the next five years, unless the Governor and a majority 
of "The Board of Canal Commissioners" shall decide that 
it will be for the interest of the canal to do so; and if they 
shall determine not to sell, then the Governor shall cause 
the interest on the said loan, as it becomes due, to be paid 
out of the canal fund, as required in the sixth section of 
this act. 

Sec 36. Public notice of all sales of canal lots or lands, Public notice 
shall be given in such newspapers, (not less than three in of all such sale 
number,) either in this, or in other States, as the board may t0 e gne " - 
think best, at least six weeks prior to any sale. 

Sec 37. All lots shall be appraised prior to the sale there- All lots a PP ra> 
of, and shall be sold at public auction for cash; but they ^pvior to 
shall not, in any case, be sold for less than the appraised 
value thereof. 

Sec 38. In all sales of canal lots, the secretary and trea- Secretary and 

... . . . liiii treasurer to aci 

surer shall act as register and receiver, and shajl be govern- as teghtee nnd 
ed by the same rules that now govern the registers and re- receiver. 



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ceivers in the United States land offices in this State, ex- 
cept as is herein provided. 
Treasurer to Sec. 39. It shall be the duty of the treasurer, upon the 
grant certi- payment of the purchase money, to grant to the purchaser 
chase PUr " or purchasers, a certificate containing a description of the 
land or lots purchased, and the price for which the same 
was sold, and shall forward a duplicate of such certificates 
to the Auditor of the State, who shall record the same; 
Governor to and the persons holding such certificate, shall, upon pre- 
grant 1 patent senting the same to the Governor, receive a patent for the 
upon present- j an( j described therein, signed by the Governor, and coun- 
vnemofsame. tersjgned by the Secretary of State, with the seal of the 

State affixed thereto. 
Treasurer to Sec. 40. All moneys paid to the treasurer for the pur- 
make deposite. chase of any canal lands or lots, shall be by him immediate- 
ly deposited in some bank, under the direction of the Go- 
vernor, for the payment of the interest on the canal loan. 
Commissioners Sec. 41. None of the board of canal commissioners shall 
prohibited from be allowed to purchase any of the canal lands or lots here- 
purchasing ca- - n authorized to be sold, nor shall they, or either of them, 
in any way, either directly or indirectly, be concerned in 
any such purchase, or have any manner of interest there- 
in, and all sales in which the said commissioners, or any of 
them, shall be in any way interested, shall be absolutely 
null and void, the purchase money shall be forfeited, and 
the land shall revert to the canal fund. Any commissioner 
guilty of a violation of the provisions of this section, shall 
be deemed to have perpetrated a fraud, and upon indict- 
ment and conviction thereof, in any court having compe- 
Penalty. tent jurisdiction, shall be punished by foiieiture of his of- 

fice, and fined in a sum not less than one thousand, nor 
Proviso. more than five thousand dollars: Provided, That a prose- 

cution for such offence shall be commenced within ten 
years after the commission of the same. 
Combinations Sec. 42. If any two or more persons shall combine them- 
at any such saie se ] ves together for the purpose of lessening competition at 
' the sale of any of the canal lands or lots, or if they shall 
agree or have any understanding among themselves, that 
they will not bid upon one another at any such sale, for 
the purpose of obtaining the said canal lands or lots, at a 
low price, the same shall be deemed a fraud, and any per- 
son or persons convicted thereof, in any court having com- 
Penaity. petent jurisdiction, shall be fined in a sum not less than one 

hundred, nor more than one thousand dollars; one moiety 
thereof to the use of the person informing, and the other 
moiety to the canal fund; and any patent issued for any 
lands or lots purchased as aforesaid, shall be absolutely null 
and void, the money paid therefor shall be forfeited, and 
the lands or lots so purchased, shall revert to the canal fund; 



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and it is hereby declared to be the duty of the State's At- 
torney to prosecute for all such offences: Provided, That Proviso, 
all such prosecutions shall be commenced within ten years 
after the commission of the offence. 

Sec. 43. The board of commissioners shall, quarterly,^™ 161 ' 9 
viz: On the first Monday of March, June, September, and quarterly re . 
December, in each year, make a minute and and particular pons to Gover- 
report to the Governor, which report shall set forth, in a nor. 
plain and intelligible manner, all of their acts and doings 
in relation to the said canal, and the canal lands and lots, 
all the money received and expended, the work done, and 
the price allowed for the various kinds pf work, the con- 
tracts made, with whom made, and the security given, the 
number of engineers, draftsmen, clerks, and agents of every 
description by them employed, and the amount of compen- 
sation paid to each, the progress of the canal, their contem- 
plated pltfns for the next three months, with an estimate oi 
the probable amount of money that will be required to be 
expended for canal purposes during that time; together 
with such other matters and things as they may see fit to 
add; and also, the amount, time, and rate of any loan made 
by virtue of this act, which report, or the outlines thereof, Shall be pub- 
the Governor shall cause to be published. r ' shef '- 

Sec. 44. They shall,' annually, on the first Monday of bWI makeau- 
December, make a report to the Governor, setting forth 
all their acts and doings in relation to the canal, and canal 
lands and lots, during the previous year, in like manner as 
is required of them in their quarterly reports, containing 
such statements and estimates for the year, as their quar- 
terly reports do for the quarter. 

7 r Approved, Feb. 10, 1835. 



AN ACT concerning Est rays. In force Feb. 



Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State oj Illinois, Duty of person. 
represented in the General Assembly, That every person who J£JJ U P e 
shall take up any estray horse, mare or colt, mule or ass, 
shall, within ten days, take the same before some justice cl 
the peace of the county where such estray shall be taken 
up, and make oath before such justice, that the same was 
taken up at his or her plantation, or place of residence in 
said county, and that the marks or brands have not been 
altered since the taking up. The said justice shall then is- 
sue his warrant to three disinterested housekeepers in the 
neighborhood, unless they can otherwise be had, causing 
them to come before him to appraise said estray, after they 



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or any two of them being sworn to appraise such estray, 
without partiality, favor or affection, which appraisement, 
together with the marks, brands, stature, color, and age of 
such horse, mare or colt, mule or ass, shall be entered in a 
book to be kept by such justice, and certified under his 
hand, and transmitted to the clerk of the county commis- 
sioners' court of such county, within fifteen days after the 
same is taken up; and any person who shall take up any 
head of neat cattle, sheep, hog or goat, shall cause the same 
to be viewed by some housekeeper of the county w 7 here the 
same shall happen, and shall immediately go with such 
housekeeper before a justice of the county, and make oath 
before him as is required in taking up an estray horse, mare 
or colt, mule or ass, and then such justice shall take from 
such housekeeper, upon oath, a particular description of the 
marks, brands, color, and age of every such neat cattle, 
sheep, hog or goat, and said justice shall cause the said es- 
trays to be appraised, in like manner, as is required to be 
done in case of a horse, mare or colt, mule or ass; which 
description and valuation shall be entered by such justice 
in a book to be kept by him as aforesaid, and by such jus- 
tice transmitted to the clerk of the county commissioners' 
court of the county, to be by him kept as before directed: 
Provided, That in all cases where the value of such neat 
cattle, sheep, goat or hog, does not exceed five dollars, said 
justice shall not be required to make a return to the clerk 
as aforesaid; but shall enter in his estray book the descrip- 
tion and appraisement value of such sheep, hog or goat, and 
advertise the same in three of the most public places in his 
neighborhood; and every such clerk shall cause a copy of 
such description and valuation of every neat cattle, sheep, 
hog and goat, to be publicly affixed at the court house door 
of his count)', within five days after the same shall be trans- 
mitted to him as aforesaid, for which he shall receive the 
same fee as for entering the same in a book : Provided, 
That if two or more estrays, of the same species, are taken 
up by the same person, at the same time, they shall be in- 
cluded in one entry and one advertisement, and in such 
case, such justice and clerk shall receive no more pay than 
for one of such species: Provided, also, That no person 
shall be allowed hereafter to take up and post any head of 
neat cattle, sheep, hog or goat, between the month of April 
and the first day of November, unless the same may be 
found in the lawi'ul fence or inclosure of the taker up, hav- 
ing broken in the same; and for a reward of taking up, 
there shall be paid by the owner, one dollar for every 
horse, mare or colt, mule or ass; and for every head of neat 
rattle, fifty cents; and for every hog, sheep or goat, twen- 
ty-five rents, together with all reasonable charees. 



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Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the county Dut y of county 
commissioners' court, when the description and valuation c eiA ' 
of any estray horse, mare or colt, mule or ass, shall be 
transmitted to him by the justice as aforesaid, and in ten 
days thereafter, make out a copy thereof, and transmit the 
same to the public printer of the State, and endorse there- 
on, "Estray papers," together with the sum of one dollar, 
to pay the said printer; which sum the taker up is required 
to deposite with the clerk prior to the expiration of said 
ten days. It shall be the duty of the public printer to pub- 
lish said advertisement, and transmit one copy of each 
number of his paper to each of the clerks of the county 
commissioners' court of the several counties of this State, 
free of charge, which shall be regularly filed by said clerks 
in their respective offices for the examination of those who 
may desire it. 

Sec. 3. And if no owner appears and proves his proper- Owner failing 
ty within one year after such publication, the property *° appearwith " 

*" *'. ■*• 1 1 •'111 0U6 VCELl*- 

shall be vested in the taker up; nevertheless, the for- property vested 
mer owner may, at any time thereafter, by proving his «" taker up. 
property, recover the valuation money, upon payment of 
costs and all reasonable charges. 

Sec. 4. And if any person shall trade, sell, or take away any Penalty for 
such estray or estrays out of the State, for any purpose sellln b' estrays 

. . r* . out o( the stittc 

whatever, before the expiration of said one year, he or she 
so offending, shall be liable to indictment in the circuit 
court of the proper county, and on conviction thereof, 
shall be fined in a sum double the value of the property, 
one half to the owner thereof, and the other half to the 
county treasury; and when the owner of any estray head 
of neat cattle, sheep, hog or goat, does not prove his pro- 
perty within twelve months after the same has been pub- 
lished at the door of the court house as aforesaid, and when 
the valuation does not exceed five dollars, the property 
shall be vested in the taker up; but when the valuation shall 
exceed five dollars, and no owner appears within the time 
aforesaid, the property shall also be vested in the taker up; 
nevertheless, the former owner may, at any time, by pro- 
ving his property, recover the valuation thereof, upon pay- 
ment of all reasonable costs and charges; and if the taker 
up and the owner cannot agree upon the charges, they shall 
call upon three disinterested householders, whose decision 
shall be binding on both parties; and it shall not be lawful Persons taking 
for any person to take up any estray, (except such as shall up estrays shall 
be hereinafter excepted,) unless he shall be a freeholder be; household- 
er a housekeeper. Any person finding an estray horse, 
mare or colt, running at large without any of the settle- Unless found 
ments of this State, may take up the same, and shall imme- without any 
diately take such estray or estrays before the nearest jus- iettlemcnt - 



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tice of the peace, and make oath that he has not altered 
the marks or brands of such estray, since Jaking up; and if 
such taker up shall be a freeholder or housekeeper within 
that county, it may, and shall be lawful for him, to post 
such estray or estrays as hereinbefore directed in this act, 
as if the same had been taken up on his plantation or place 
of residence; and when the taker up shall not be qualified 
as aforesaid, he shall take the oath before required, and de- 
liver such estray or estrays, to the said justice, who shall 
cause the same to be dealt with as directed by this act; but 
if no owner appears to prove his property within one year, 
Shall be sold such estray or.estrays shall be sold to the highest bidder, 
an(1 giving public notice of such sale twenty days previous 

thereto, the purchaser giving a bond and approved securi- 
ty, payable to the county commissioners' court of the coun- 
ty where such estray shall be taken up, and after paying 
Charges of ta- the taker up all reasonable charges, the balance shall be 
paid out' of the l )ut mto me county treasury by the said justice, who shall 
proceeds. take a receipt for the same from the county treasurer; nev- 

Eaianco paid^ ertheless, the former owner, at any time within two years 
Treasury. 00 " y after taking up, by proving his property before the clerk 
of the county commissioners' court of said county, or be- 
fore the justice of the peace before whom the property 
was taken up, and obtaining a certificate thereof from the 
clerk of said court or justice of the peace, to the treasurer, 
shall receive the balance aforesaid. 
Penalty for jus- Sec. 5. And when any justice of the peace shall fail to 
om-'sueh bai- g P a y an y mone y for any estray or estrays to be sold agree- 
ance. ably to this act, into the county treasury, within three 

months after selling such estray or estrays, such justice 
shall forfeit and pay the sum of twenty dollars, with costs, 
to be recovered by action of debt, before any justice of the 
peace of the county, or other court having jurisdiction 
thereof, the one half for the use of the county, and the 
other half for the use of any person, suing for the same; 
and moreover, be liable to pay the price of such estray or 
estrays, with interest thereon. 
TWter up not g EC , Q t jf an y estray or estrays, taken up as aforesaid, 
capes. °' y ' m ^ die or get away before the owner, shall claim his or 

her right, the taker up shall not be liable for the same; and 
Penalty for if any person shall take up any estray or estrays, at any 
persons taking ot | ier pl ace within the inhabited parts of this State than his 

other than on . "■ , . r 

their own plan- 01 * 1_ier plantation or place oi residence, or without being 
tation. qualified as required by this act, he shall forfeit and pay 

the sum of ten dollars, with costs, recoverable before any 
( . ," u " ' " justice of the peace of the county where the offence shall 
have been committed, and not having property sufficient to 
pay such fine, he shall be liable to be confined one month 
in the jail of the county where he may be found, being 



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found guilty of such offence according to law; and any per- 
son taking up any estray or estrays out of the limits of the 
settlements of this State, and failing to comply with the 
requisitions of this act, shall be liable to the same penalties; 
and if any person, taking up any estray or estrays, of any 
species, fails to comply with the requisitions of this act, he 
shall, for every such offence, forfeit and pay to the infor- 
mer, the sum of ten dollars, with costs, recoverable before 
any justice of the county where such offence shall be com- 
mitted;- one half to the use of the county, and the other 
half to the use of the person suing for the same. 

Sec. 7. That if any person or persons shall hereafter S^JjJSJ^ 1 " 
stop, or take up any keel or fiat boat, ferry flat, batteau, craft, 
perogue, canoe, or other vessel or water craft, or raft of 
timber, or plank, found adrift on any water course within 
the limits, or upon the borders of this State, and the same 
shall be of the value of five dollars or upwards, it shall be 
the duty of such person or persons, within five days there- 
after, (provided the same shall not before that time be pro- 
ven and restored to the owner,) to go before some justice 
of the peace of the proper county, and make affidavit in 
writing, setting forth the exact description of such vessel 
or craft, when and where the same was found, whether 
any, and if so, what cargo was found on board, and that the 
same has not been altered or defaced, either in whole or in 
part, since the taking up, either by him, her or them, or by 
any other person or persons, to his, her or their knowledge; 
and the said justice shall thereupon issue his warrant, di- 
rected to some constable of his county, commanding him 
forthwith, to summon three respectable householders of the 
neighborhood, if they cannot otherwise be had, whose duty 
it shall be, after being sworn by said justice, to proceed 
without delay, to examine and appraise such boat or vessel, 
"and cargo, if any, and make report thereof, under their 
hands and seals, to the justice issuing such warrant, who 
shall enter such appraisement, together with the affidavit of 
the taker up, at large in his estray book; and it shall be the 
further duty of said justice, within ten days after the said 
proceedings shall have been entered in his estray book as 
aforesaid, to transmit a certified copy thereof to the clerk 
of the county commissioners' court of his county, to be by 
him recorded in his estray book, and filed in his office. Where the 

Sec. 8. In all cases where the appraisement of such boat value thereof, 
or water craft, including her cargo, shall not exceed the twenty dollars, 
sum of twenty dollars, the taker up shall advertise the 
same on the door of the court house, and in three of the 
most public places in the county, within ten days after the 
justice's said certificate shall have been entered on the re- 
cords of the count v commissioners' court, and if no person 

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shall appear to prove and claim such boat or water craft, 
within six months from the time of taking up as aforesaid, 
Where it does the property in the same shall vest in the taker up; but if 
exceed twenty t j ie va ] ue thereof shall exceed the sum of twenty dollars, it 
shall be the duty of the clerk of the county commissioners 1 
court, within twenty days from the time of the reception 
of the justice's said certificate at his office, to cause an ad- 
vertisement to be set up on the door of the court house, 
and also a notice thereof to be sent to the public printer as 
aforesaid, who shall publish the same as aforesaid; and if 
the said vessel be not claimed and proven within six months 
from said advertisement, the same shall be vested in the ta- 
ker up; nevertheless, the former owner may, at any time 
thereafter, recover the valuation money by proving his pro- 
perty, allowing to the taker up a reasonable compensa- 
tion for his trouble, and costs and charges. 
Fees of the dif- Sec. 9. In all cases where services shall be performed by 
ferent officers in an y officers or other person or persons under this act, the 
esnay cases. f vf owm g f ees or compensation shall be allowed, to wit: To 
the justice of the peace for administering oath to the taker 
up or finder, making an entry thereof, with the report of 
the appraisers, and making and transmitting a certificate 
thereof to the clerk of the county commissioners' court, fif- 
ty cents; to the clerk or justice for taking proof of the own- 
ership of, and granting a certificate of the same, twenty-five 
cents; for registering each certificate transmitted to him by 
any justice as aforesaid, twelve and a half cents; for adver- 
tisements, including the newspaper publications, fifty cents 
in addition to the cost of such publication; to the constable 
for each warrant so served on appraisers, twenty-five cents; 
and to each appraiser the sum of twenty-five cents; which 
said fees shall be paid by the taker up to the person enti- 
tled thereto, whenever said services shall be rendered. All 
which costs and charges shall be reimbursed to the taker up 
or finder, in all cases where restitution of the property shall 
be made to the owner, in addition to the reward to which 
such person may be entitled for taking up as aforesaid. 

Sec. 10. If any person shall act contrary to the duties 
enjoined by this act, for which no penalty is herein before 
pointed out, the person so offending shall, on conviction 
thereof, forfeit and pay for every such offence, not less than 
five nor more than one hundred dollars, to be sued for in the 
name of the proper county, before any justice of the peace 
or other court having cognizance thereof. 
Acts repealed. Sec. 11. The following acts, viz: "An act concerning 
water crafts found adrift, lost goods, and estray animals," 
approved, January 31st, 1827; and "An act to amend an 
act concerning water crafts found adrift, lost goods, and 
estray animals," approved, January 22d, 1829; and also. 



•235 

"An act to amend an act entitled an act concerning water 
crafts found adrift, lost goods, and estray animals," appro- 
ved, February 14, 1831, be, and the same are hereby re- 
pealed; but rights acquired and liabilities incurred under 
the acts hereby repealed, are not affected or impaired by 
this act. 

Approved, Feb. 9, 1835. 



REPORTS 



TREASURER AND AUDITOR, 



GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 
DECEMBER, 1834. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Treasurer's Office, 
Vandalia, 4th December, 183 
SIR— 



.! 



. In conformity with the law requiring a biennial Report from the 
Treasurer, I have the honor to submit to the General Assembly, the 
accompanying statement of the transactions of this Office, from 1st 
December, 1832, to 30th November, 1834, inclusive; which presents 
the monthly receipts and disbursements, and an account current, 
showing on what account the receipts and payments were made, and 
the balance remaining in the Treasury on the last mentioned day. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

JOHN DEMENT, Treasurer. 
The Honorable, 

The Speaker of the Senate. 



238 



Report of Receipts and Payments at the Treasury of the State of Illinois, 
from 1st December, 1832, to 30th November, 1834, inclusive. 



RECEIPTS. 



1832 

1833 
u 

a 
a 
« 



December 

January 

February 

March 

April 



it 

1834 

u 

a 

a 
a 
u 



May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 



10,235 83 

14,580 03 

36,906 74 

1,489 05 

964 98 

258 51 

1,053 75 

2,193 21 

14,566 54 

6,428 00 

542 49 

240 33 



2,958 08 

14,341 96 

973 22 

17,963 06 



1,791 

572 

469 

3,105 

7,135 

81 

1,569 90 

328 11 



Am't rec'd in Treasury on 

30th November, 1832, 
Am't of redemption money 

received in Treasury, 1st 

December, 1834, 



89,459 46 



51,289 91 



5,447 14 



877 96 



147,074 47 
146,777 81 



296 66 



PAYMENTS. 



1832 

183S 



u 
u 
u 

a 
a 
it 

a 

1834 
u 
u 
c; 
u 
a 
u 
u 
c; 
a 
u 



December 

January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 



6,876 


60 




16,940 


03 




10,228 


60 




27,133 


09 




2,771 


05 




1,054 


60 




2,832 


40 




7,935 


58 




3,222 


33 




3,757 


98 




4,299 


50 




1,241 


88 


88,293 64 


2,194 


44 


17,524 


12 




1,432 


10 




6,533 


64 




4,152 


37 




1,403 


94 




2,895 


00 




6,389 


21 




3,033 


78 




4,428 


39 




1,401 


59 




7,095 


59 


58,484 17 






146,777 81 



JOHN DEMENT, Treasurer. 



239 



John Dement, State Treasurer, in account with the State, of Illinois. 

RECEIPTS. 

To amount of balance in the Treasury on 30th 
November, 1832, 

" amount of taxes paid into Treasury from 
30th November, 1832, to 30th Novem- 
ber, 1 834, inclusive, 

" amount received from the sales of Vandalia 
lots during the same time, 

" amount received from sheriffs during the 
same time, 

" amount received of school fund during same 



time 



late 



" amount received from State paper funded 
during same time, 

M amount received for debts due the State 
Bank and Branches during same time, 

" amount received from sale of Vermilion sa- 
line lands during same time, 

" amount received from sale of Gallatin saline 
lands during same time, 

" amount received from Ohio saline lands du- 
ring same time, 

" amount received from James Hall, 
Treasurer, 

" amount received from sale of canal lands 
during same time, 

" amount received from sale of Seminary 
lands during same time, 

" amount received from County Commission- 
ers' Clerks, 

" amount received from James B. Campbell, 
Treasurer of Canal Commissioners, 

To this amount, add Redemption money remain- 
ing in Treasury on 1st December, 1834, as 
charged in Redemption account below, 



5,447 


14 




42,208 


41 




230 


81 




21,496 


81 




32,087 


81 




3,790 


18 




6,893 


79 




11,686 


71 




1,983 


46 




1,163 


09 




571 


84 




312 


30 




3,215 


24 




13,158 


72 




1,950 


00 


146,196 5T 










877 96 


147,074 47 



JOHN DEMENT, Treasurer. 



240 



PAYMENTS. 

By amount of Auditor's Warrants paid from 

30th November, 1832, to 30th Novem- 

be, 1834, inclusive, 
" amount of taxes refunded on lands redeem 

ed, during same time, 
.** amount of interest on State paper and refund 

during same time, 
« amount of interest on State paper when 

funded during same time, 
" amount of funded Stock redeemed during 

same time, 
" amount of interest on funded Stock, re 

deemed during same time, 
" amount of interest on State paper paid into 

Treasury on account of State Bank du- 
ring same time, 
" amount of interest on Loan of $100,000 

during same time, 
" amount of State paper burned during same 

time, 
" amount paid Wm. H. Brown, Levi Davis 

and James Whitlock, for services in set 

tling accounts of James M. Duncan, late 

Cashier of State Bank, 



Balance in the Treasury on 1st December, 1834, 



106,270 


61 

| 


1,854 


46 


746 


58 


171 


08 


16,362 


33 


44 


43 


166 


82 


15,090 


00 


5,897 


50 


174 


00 


[146,777 
296 


81 

66 


. 





147,074 47 



REDEMPTION ACCOUNT. 

To balance of Redemption money in Treasury! 
on 30th November, 1832, 
" amount of Redemption money received from 1 

James Hall, late Treasurer, 
" amountof Redemption money received from, 
30th November, 1832, to 30th Novem-' 
ber, 1834, inclusive, 



50 06 

878 64 

6,160 92 



7,089 62 
From the same, deduct the amount of Redemp- 
tion money paid out from 30th November,! 
1832, to 30th November, 1 834, inclusive, 6,21 1 66 



i 877 96 
JOHN DEMENT, Treasurer 



AUDITOR'S REPORT. 



State of Illinois, Auditor's Office J 
Vandalia, 4th December, 1834. \ 

The Honorable Speaker 

of the House of Representatives : 
SIR— 

In pursuance of the law requiring a biennial Report of the Auditor of 
Public Accounts, I have the honor of submitting the enclosed Statements, num- 
bered 1 and 2, showing the Receipts and Expenditures, at the Treasury, during 
the two preceding years, ending with the last day of November, 1834. 

I am, very respectfullv, 

JAMES T. B. STAPP, Auditor. 



NO. 1. 

Total amount of Receipts and Expenditures at the Treasury, from the 30th day 
of November, 1832, to the 1st day of December, 1834. 

ON WHAT ACCOUNT RECEIVED. AMOUNT. AMOUNT. 

Amount remaining in the Treasury on the 30th day of 

November, 1832, . $5,447 14 
Amount received from non-residents from the 30th of 

November, 1832, to the 1st day of December, 1834, 42,208 41 

Amount received from Sheriffs during the same time, 21,496 81 

Amount received from the sales of Vandalia Lots, 230 81 
Amount received from the sales of Vermilion Saline 

Lands, 11,686 71 
Amount received from the- sales of Gallatin Saline 

Lands, 1,983 46 

Amount received from the Agent of the Ohio Saline, 1,163 09 
Amount received into the Treasurv for debts, due the 

State Bank and Branches, 6,893 79 

Amount received from the sales of Canal Lands,. 312 50 

Amount received from the sales of Seminary Lands, 3,215 24 

Amount received from the Revenue Clerks, 13,158 72 

Amount received of the School Fund Commissioners, 32,087 8 1 

31 



242 

Amount received of James Hall, late Treasurer, 571 84 

Amount received of James B. Campbell, late Treasurer 

of the Canal Commissioners, 1,950 00 

Amount of State paper funded at the Treasury, inclu- 
ding interest allowed on the same, 3,790 18 



146,196 51 

To this sum, add the amount of Redemption money in 

the Treasury on the 1st day of December, 1834, 877 96 



Total amount, $147,074 47 

From the above sum, deduct the following payments out 
of the Treasury, viz: 

Amount of Audited Warrants paid at the Treasury from 

the 30th Nov. 1832, to the 1st Dec. 1834, * 106,270 61 

Amount of funded stock redeemed, 16,362 33 

Amount of interest paid on State paper and money re- 
funded, 746 58 

Amount of interest paid on funded stock redeemed at 

the Treasury, 44 43 

Amount of interest allowed on paper funded at the 

Treasury, 171 08 

Amount of taxes refunded on lands sold for taxes and 

redeemed. 1,854 46 

Amount of State paper burned from the 30th Novem- 
ber, 1832, to the 1st of December, 1834, 5,897 50 

Amount of interest paid on the loan of $100,000, to 

the 1st day of January, 1835, 15,090 50 

Amount of interest allowed on State paper, paid into 

the Treasury on account of the State Bank, 166 82 

Amount paid William H. Brown, Levi Davis and James 
Whidock, for their services in settling the accounts 
of James M. Duncan, late Cashier of the State Bank, 174 00 



146,777 81 



Leaving a balance in the Treasury on the 1st day of 

December, 1834, of $296 66 



REDEMPTION ACCOUNT, 

Amount of Redemption monev remaining in the Trea- 
sury on the 30th November", 1832, 

Amount received of James Hall, late Treasurer, 

Amount of redemption money received from the 30th 
Nov. 1832, to the 1st of December, 1834, 

From this sum, deduct the amount of redemption mo- 
ney paid out during same time, 

Leaving Redemption monev in the Treasury on l«t 

lumber, 1834, $87? ^ 



$50 06 

878 64 




6,160 92 


7,089 62 




- 


6,211 66 



243 



Amount of Audited Warrants drawn upon the Treasury from the 30th November, 
1832, to the 1st day of December. 1834, for the Current Expenses of the 
State, and charged to the following accounts, viz: 



ON WHAT ACCOUNT DRAWN. AMOUNT. 

The General Assembly Session 1832 & 1833, $27,790 03 

The Judiciary, ' 9,893 70 

The Governor, 2,128 76 

The Secretary of State, 1,829 72 

The Auditor and Clerks, 3,485 00 

The Treasurer and Clerks, 3,255 58 

The Attorney General, 616 08 

Circuit Attorneys, 1,749 44 

Special Appropriations, 18,753 31 

The Penitentiary, 6,161 00 

The Militia, 530 00 

Appropriations for Bridges, 300 00 

Appropriations for Roads, 2,298 64 

Incidental Expenses, 1,625 82 

State House, 575 17 

Contingent Fund, 8,297 88 

Agent of the Ohio Saline, 350 00 

Postage, 868 50 

Warden of the Penitentiary, 715 05 

Contingent Fund for the Penitentiary, 800 00 

Interest on Funded Stock, 2,054 87 

Appropriation for the Wabash River, 5,000 00 

The Penitentiary Inspectors, 364 00 

The Counties on the Military Tract, 8,950 00 



AMOUNT. 



-$108,390 55 



$2,741 60 
28,283 80 



Amount of outstanding Warrants against the Treasury, 

on the 1st of December, 1834, 
To which add the amount of the School Fund Warrant 

against the Treasury, 

From this sum, deduct the amount of money remain- 
ing in the Treasury on the 1st December, 1834, 

Leaving a balance against the Treasury on the 1st day 
of December, 1834, of 

The following are the sums due to the State: 
From Sheriffs, which become due on the first Monday 

in March next, 23,302 82 

From Clerks, which become due on the first Monday 

in April next, 12,502 34 



31,025 40 



296 66 



$30,728 74 



Total, 



$35,805 16 



The State op Illinois, Auditor's Office, j 
Vandalia, 4th December, 1834. 

JAMES T. B. STAPP, Auditor Pub. AcHs. 



104 00 


2 


50 


10 


00 


11 


00 


200 00 


16 


37 


o 


50 



214 

NO. 2. 

A Statement of the amount drawn from the Treasury on account of the Con- 
tingent Fund, from the 20th November, 1832, to the 1st December, 1834. 

To Warrants to Messis. Whiteside and Snyder for conveying Indian 

prisoners to Ottawa, $153 16 

" to Messrs. Whiteside, Moore and Reynolds, for services in ta- 
king an account of, and ascertaining the extent of the Indian 
disturbances, 50 00 

" to Messrs. Hopkins, Brown and Moore, for conveying Indian 
prisoners to Ottawa, 

" to M. Wood for bearing express during the late Indian war, 

« to H. Evans for mending press for State Sea', 

u to S. and J. Francis for printing notices, &c, for raising 
troops in the late Indian war, 

" to John Messinger ill part for his services in" surveying and 
establishing Northern boundary line of this State, 

" to Messrs. Greiner and Sherman for printing proclamations for 
Governor, 

« to John Dickerscn for repairs of Secretary's office, 

" to Robert Peeples for transportation of public arms from 

Shawneetown to Danville, 45 20 

" to John Marshall for drayage and storage of public arms, 12 76 

" to William Porter for an abstract of lands entered at Spring- 
field, furnished the Auditor, 

" to James Whitlock for recording for State, 

" to Quarter-Master General for cleaning public arms, 

" to John Y. Sawyer for printing, 

" to A. M. Brailey for services in establishing Northern boun- 
dary of this State, 

" to S. C. Christy for storage of public arms, 

" to Robert Goudy for binding laws of Congress, 

" to John Messenger for services in establishing Northern boun- 
dary line of this State, » 

" to Thos. Reynolds for services in collecting Stato arms, 

" to James B. Campbell for storage and taking care of public 
arms, 

" to John Hewit for carrying a message to Governor of Mis- 
souri demanding a fugitive from justice, 

" to E. Breath for advertising notice in relation to State arms, 
and proclamation offering a reward for the apprehension of 
Payne, and Adjutant-General's notice for return of ap- 
praisement rolls, &e., 

" to Greiner and Sherman for printing 1000 copies of journals 
General Assembly, session 1832 and 1833, 

" to Robert Goudy for binding journals of Congress and laws 
of New York, 

" to Thomas Reynolds for services in collecting State arms, 

" to William Mitchell for transporting State arms from Spring- 
field to Alton, 

" to R. K. Fleming for printing Governor's proclamation for ap- 
prehension of N. Payne, 



7 


65 


3 


18 


29 


00 


8 


25 


400 00 


50 


00 


141 


00 


347 


10 


90 


00 


50 


00 


20 


00 



7 


00 


1,417 


10 


29 40 
138 00 


21 


00 


7 


50 



10 00 


16 00 


2,448 00 


75 00 


108 00 


63 60 


64 13 


200 00 


30 00 



245 

to John Y. Sawyer for printing the Governor's address in 
relation to cholera, 

to James Clark for transporting State arms from Macomb to 
Beardstown, 

to Wm. H. Brown and John Tillson for money paid into the 
Treasury to pay the interest on loan, 

to S. Beaird for services as a messenger to the Governor of 
Missouri, to demand fugitive from justice, 

to Wm. G. Brown, Wm. Mitchell and John McLemore for 
transporting State arms to Alton, 

to John Ewing for services in collecting State arms, 

to Sam'l C. Pierce for cleaning and repairing State arms, 

to J. S. Berry for services in going to the Governor of Ken- 
tucky to demand fugitive from justice, 

to Thomas Philips for transporting arms from Ottawa to Alton, 

to Greiner and Sherman for blank sheets furnished for bind- 
ing laws, 10 00 

to Martin'W. Dorriss for services in going to Governor of Mis- 
souri to demand fugitives from justice, and expenses in trans- 
porting said fugitives to Quincy, 200 00 

to S. Beaird in full for services in going to the Governor of 
Missouri to demand certain fugitives from justice, 25,00 

to John Y. Sawyer for printing general order in relation to 
arms, &c, 

to Doolittle and Munson for seal for Auditor's office, 

to Wm. Thomas for postage paid on school land patents, 

S. C. Sherman and John Y. Sawyer for printing an Act of the 
legislature of Indiana, in relation to the improvement of the 
Great Wabash river, 

S. P. Gorin for freight and charges on a map of N. Carolina, 
sent to the Governor, 

to T. C. Kivkman for recording the Plat of the town of Van- 
dalia, 

to R. Goudy for binding journals and laws of different States, 

to A. P. Field for expenses in sending a draft to St. Louis in 
favor of commissioners of school fund, and for stationery for 
Secretary's office, 

to C. Jones &, Co., for publishing Governor's proclamation for 
apprehension of N. Payne, 

to Jacob Judy, Geo. W. Waters and Levi Davis, in part, for 
services in selecting Seminary lands, 150 00 

to R. K. Fleming for printing Governor's proclamation for an 
election for Congressman in the 1st Congressional District, 5 00 

to John Y. Sawyer tor do. 20 00 

to S. C. Pierce for articles furnished for repairing and clean- 
ing State arms, 30 15 

to Levi Davis, Geo. W. Waters and Jacob Judy, for services 
as commissioners in selecting Seminary lands, 327 00 

to E. Capps for transporting two muskets from Springfield to 
Vandalia, 50 

to R. Blackwell, Harvey Lee, William Linn, John Hall, Archi- 
bald Henry, James Black, James E. Howell, and Wm. J. Hen- 
ry, for materials furnished and work done on the State-house, 501 31 



3 00 

48 25 

4 00 


52 00 


4 75 


20 00 
73 62 


23 00 


4 50 



•246 

to W. B. Scates for legal services in three cases against Jas. 

M. Duncan, late Cashier, 
to J. H. McLemore for transporting State arms from Vandalia 

to Alton, 
to Wm. G. Brown for transporting State arms from Vermilion 

county to Alton, 
to Buxton and Wolford for publishing Governor's proclamation 

for an election for member of Congress in 3d district, 
to J. Bradley for services and expenses in collecting State 

arms, 
to James M. Morse for repairing Treasurer's and Secretary's 

offices, 

Total, $8,297 88 

Auditor's Office, Illinois,) 
Ath December, 1834. \ 

JAMES. T. B. STAPP, Auditor. 



50 00 


36 00 


160 00 


3 00 


150 00 


9 00 



INDEX. 



PAGE 

APPROPRIATIONS— An act making partial 1 

For the years 1835 and 1836 ib 

Heretofore made, changed 43 

To Champaign county ib 

" Green " 44-50 

" Wabash " 44 

" Wayne " 49 

" Edwards '•' ib 

" Randolph " 155 

" Macoupin " 155-6 

" Montgomery " ib 

ATTORNEY, STATE'S— Office of, declared elective 44 

Vacancies how filled ib 

AUDITOR— To settle with bank collectors 59 

" furnish county clerks list of taxable lands in their counties 135 

ALLEN, WILLIAM— An act for the relief of 69 

APPEALS — Allowed from county commissioners to circuit court 152 

Appellant to give bond ib 

Jurisdiction of circuit court in such cases 53 

Allowed in Qui Tarn actions ib 

ALTON — Marine and fire insurance company incorporated 186 

Extent and nature of incorporation ib 

Capital stock $25,000 187 

May be increased ib 

Deemed personal property ib 

Commissioners for procuring subscriptions ib 

Objects and powers of the corporation 188 

Directors to be elected ib 

Shall choose a president 189 

What shall constitute a board ib 

Power to make by-laws ib 

Meetings how called ib 

Directors shall make dividends 190 

Prohibited from dealing in merchandize ib 

Capital how invested ib 

In case of losses greater than amount of capital 191 

Directors to publish annually the amount of capital ib 

Shall lay a statement of their affairs before the legislature ib 

Act declared public ib 

ALTON — Hotel company incorporated 208 

Power and objects of the incorporation ib 



248 

ALTON— (continued.) page. 

Capital stock 208 

May give promissory notes ib 

Directors to be elected annually 209 

Their powers ib 

Commissioners appointed to open books for subscription ib 

Stock declared personal property 210 

Directors shall make dividends ib 

When to go into operation ib 

Act declared public ib 

Alton college incorporated 177 

Incorporation of the town of, amended 172 

BANKS — An act to incorporate the bank of the state of Illinois 7 

Amount of capital stock 7 

May be increased ib 

Subscribers to the stock incorporated - ib 

Extent of the incorporation ib 

Nature of the incorporation ib 

Real estate to be held by said bank ib 

Prohibited from dealing in merchandize 8 

May have a com in on seal ib 

Principal bank where located ib 

Commissioners to receive subscriptions to capital stock ib 

Length of time for books to be kept open 9 

Concerns of said bank how managed ib 

Election of directors when and where to be held ib 

Number of votes that each stockholder shall be entitled to 10 

Election to be by ballot ib 

Election of president 11 

General meeting of stockholders when held * ib 

Authorized to borrow money ib 

May loan the same ib 

When to commence business ib 

Directors to require payment of sums subscribed and unpaid 12 

Shall give notice of such payments ib 

All evidences of debt obligatory on said corporation ib 

Rates of interest allowed ib 
Notes in circulation not to exceed twice and a half the capital stock 13 

Refusal to redeem evidence of debt ib 

Stock assignable ib 
When the amount of stock reserved to the state shall be subscribed for ib 

Directors shall make dividends of the profits ib 

Expenses incurred by commissioners how paid 14 

This act to be deemed a public act ib 

Conveyances shall be signed by the president ib 

Shall not issue bills for less than five dollars ib 

Stock to be deemed personal property ib 

Bonus to the state ib 

An act to exted the charter of the bank of Illinois 15 

Collectors to settle with auditor and treasurer 59 

Debtors, an act for the relief of 67 

BAKER, EZRA— Authorized to build a mill dam at Coffee Island 47 

Height of dam 48 

When said dam to be finished ib 

BOYER, HENRY— Act for the relief of the securities of, repealed 77 

BIG MUDDY— Declared navigable 56 



249 

PACK 

BRIDGES — An act to amend an act authorizing James Nabb to build across 

the Embarrass 80 

Kirkpatrick and Hick authorized to build across Saline creek 81 

Ransom Higgins " " " » Bon Pas 83 

Samuel Musick " " " « Salt creek 84 

Timothy Hale and others " " " •' Little Calimic 85 

Peoria bridge company incorporated 181 

Carmi " " " 218 

CANAL LANDS — Penalty for trespassing upon 34 

CIRCUIT JUDGES— Salary of 165 

Authorized to appoint masters in chancery 32 

COURTS — An act fixing the time of holding supreme and circuit 167 

" establishing an uniform mode of holding circuit courts 150 

" special term in Fayette county 33 

COUNTIES— Line between Perry and Franklin established 37 

Perry, boundaries of . ib 
Fulton, sheriffs to pay residents' taxes into the county treasury 38 
Randolph, seat of justice of, permanently located 58 
County commissioners authorized to refund taxes by them col- 
lected through mistake 142 
Adams, seat of justice removed 38 
Iroquois, seat of " established 46 
Tazewell, commissioners appointed to locate seat of justice of 54 
Alexander, seat of justice, location of, confirmed 142 
Public property to be sold in the town of America ib 
Rock Island, county seat of, established 159 
Morgan and Sangamon, line between, established 62 
St. Clair, an act concerning revenue for 1829 68 
Jasper, organized 154 
Mercer, " 156 
Green, appropriations to 44 
Wabash, 



Wayne, 

Edwards, 

Randolph, 

Macoupin 

Montgomery, 



ib 
49 
ib 

155 
ib 

156 



COUNTY TREASURER— Duty of, in relation to non-residents' lands 51 

RECORDER & SURVEYOR— Made elective 61 
Heretofore appointed, to continue in office until their 

successors are qualified ib 
Recorders superseded in office, to be paid for books 62 

To give bond 166 

COLLEGES— Illinois college incorporated 177 

M'Kendrean college incorporated ib 

Jonesboro' college incorporated 178 

w^lton college incorporated 177 

CLOCK PEDLARS— Mode of granting license to 63 

Prohibited from selling without license ib 
32 



250 

CLOCK PEDLARS— (continued.) page 

Amount of license 63 

Duty of county officers in relation thereto 64 

CONSTABLES— To be elected in each justice district 29 

CURTIN, DANIEL— An act for the benefit of 70 

CLAUSON, LEWIS J.— An act for the relief of 77 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS— Conveyances by 46 

Of Edgar authorized to re-locate a part of the Chicago road 119 

Of Randolph and Perry required to refund certain taxes 142 

Of Pike authorized to sell certain property 149 
Authorized to increase the number of election precincts in 

their respective counties 29 1 

CARMI BRIDGE— Company incorporated 218 

DISTRICTS — An additional justice district formed in Sangamon county 139 ' 
Election to be ordered by county commissioners ib 

Term of service of persons elected 140 

ENCLOSURES— An act regulating 144 

Owners of animals breaking lawful fence 7 liable fe-r damages ib 

Sufficiency of fence to be proven on trial ib 
Persons injuring animals, when an unlawful fence? liable for 

the same 145 

Owner to be notified of animals trespassing ib 

ELECTIONS — An act to amend an act regulating 141 

The county commissioners' courts of the several counties may 

divide their counties into election precincts at pleasure 
May appoint constable to attend elections 
His duty and compensation 
Of county recorders and surveyor 
To be elected every four years- 
Election how to be conducted 
Vacancies how filled 
Contested elections 

Compensation to clerks and judges of elechons 
Special in Sangamon county 
Of state's attorneys 
Precincts increased in Morgan, Madison, and Green 

ESTRAYS— Act concerning 

Duty of persons taking up estrays 

Duty of county clerks 

Owner failing to appear within one year, the property vested 

in taker up 
Penalty for selling estrays. out of the state 



•251 

ESTRAYS— (continued.) *£°* 

Persons taking up estrays, shall be householders £*i 

Shall be sold . 

Charges of the taker up to be paid out of the proceeds lb 

The balance to be paid into the county treasury lb 
Penalty for justice not paying over such balance 

Taker up "not liable for escapes »J 
Penalty for persons taking up other than on their own plantation lb 

How recovered * 

Duty of takers up of water craft £*J 

Fees of the different officers in estray cases 2*4 

ELDER, CLAIBORNE— Act to change the name of 80 

FERRIES— Willman and Weed authorized to establish across the Little 

Wabash Jj 

FAYETTE COUNTY— Act for the relief of the sheriff of 7» 

FIRE COMPANIES— An act for their incorporation 174 

Authorized to make by-laws id 

Declared bodies politic and corporate 175 

Exempted from militia duty ib 



40 



G4LLATIN SALINE— An act concerning the lessees of 

Relatino- to the superintendent thereof ^o 

Required to settle with the auditor within two months lb 

GALLATIN COUNTY— An act for the benefit of the sheriff of 72 

GASSAWAY, WILLIAM— An act for the benefit of ib 

GALENA— Town of, may be incorporated 

HALE TIMOTHY & OTHERS— Authorized to build a bridge across 

' Little Calamic oo 

HIGGINS, RANSOM— Authorized to build a bridge across Bon Pas 

INCORPORATED TOWNS— An act concerning the trustees of 175 

May appoint town constable j 

His duty j7@ 

Shall give bond ., 

Powers conferred on said trustees 

INCORPORATIONS— Of the bank of the stale of Illinois 
Of the bank of Illinois (extended) 
Of the Vincennes and Chicago rail road company 
Of religious societies , 179 

Of the St. Clair turnpike road company (amended) 172 

Of the town of Alton - 7 „ 

Of the Wabash navigation company J^| 

Of fire companies ,~ 7 

Of the Alton college ib 

Of the Illinois college „ 

Of the McKendrean college 

Of the Jonesboro' college 2 

Of the Jacksonville female academy 

Of the Rushville and Beardstown turnpike road company ^ 
(amended) 



7 
21 

88 
147 



252 

INCORPORATIONS— (continued.) page 

Of public libraries 181 

Of the Peoria bridge company jb 

Of the Carmi bridge company 218 

Of the Jacksonville and Meredocia railroad company 197 

Of supplement to same 185 

Of the Alton marine and fire insurance company 186 

Of the Alton hotel company . <■ 208 

Of the Mount Carbon coal company 194 

Of the town of Chicago (changed) 204 

Of the town of Mount Carmel 210 

Of the town of Lawrencevilie 214 
Of the board of commissioners of the Illinois and Michigan 

canal 224 

IROQUOIS COUNTY— Seat of justice of, established 46- 

ILLINOIS COLLEGE— Incorporated 177 

ILLINOIS & MICHIGAN CANAL— Act for the construction of 222 
Governor authorized to negotiate a loan on the pledge of the 

lands and tolls jb 

" shall cause to be constituted certificates of stock ib 

" to take efficient means for the transferring of said stock 223 

" to cause the stock to be sold ib 
" to cause the money, when borrowed, to be deposited in 

some bank ib 
The money borrowed, canal lands, tolls, &c. to constitute canal 

fund ib 
Governor may appropriate money out of said fund for the pay- 
ment of the interest on said loan ib 
Revenue from canal lands to be pledged for the payment of said 

loan ib 

Governor shall appoint five commissioners ib 

" may remove the same from office ib 

Acting commissioner, compensation to ib 

His duties - 225 

Commissioners constituted a body corporate 224 

Governor shall appoint secretary ib 

" to take oath and give bond ib 

When payments on contracts become due ib 
Cashier of the deposite bank to make quarterly reports to the 

acting commissioner ib 

To be compared with the accounts of the treasurer ib 

Dimensions of the canal 225 
Commissioners to examine account of treasurer and acting 

commissioner jb 

" may enter upon lands for materials ib 

" may employ agents, &,c. ib 

" to give notice of time and place of entering into contracts 226 

Proposals to be sealed ib 

Shall take security for the performance of all contracts ib 

Contracts to be made in writing ib 

Materials procured for canal, exempt from execution ib 

In case of the death of a contractor ib 



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ILLINOIS & MICHIGAN CANAL— (continued.) pagr 
The board may make rules and regulations concerning the 

works on said canal 227 

" shall cause them to be posted up ib 

" shall file the same in the auditor's office ib 

" shall select town sites on the canal route ib 

" may sell the same ib 

Public notice of all such sales to be given ib 

All lots appraised prior to such sale ib 

Secretary and treasurer to act as register and receiver ib 

Treasurer to grant certificates of purchase 228 

Governor to grant patents upon presentment of same ib 

Commissioners prohibited from purchasing canal lands ib 

Combinations at any such sale deemed a fraud ib 

Commissioners shall make quarterly reports to governor 229 

" shall make annual reports ib 

JURORS — Mode of summoning 37 

Compensation ib 

Fund constituted 38 

Sheriff's dutv in relation thereto 144 

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE— Jurisdiction of, extended 32 

Additional districts formed in Sangamon and Madison 139 

Election to be ordered ib 

Term of service of persons elected 140 

JACKSONVILLE FEMALE ACADEMY— Incorporated 192 

Power of the trustees ib 

Location ib 

Trustees may hold real estate ib 

To appoint instructors 193 

Treasurer to give bond ib 

Act when vacated ib 

JACKSONVILLE & MEREDOCIA RAILROAD— Incorporated 197 
Nature and extent of incorporation ib 
Road to commence within four years 198 
Amount of capital stock • ib 
Commissioners appointed to receive subscriptions ib 
When stockholders shall meet for election of president and di- 
rectors ib 
Election for directors to be held annually 199 
Authorized to hold real estate ib 
Voluntary grants and donations ib 
Lands and materials entered upon, to be paid for ib 
Company may regulate the time and mode of transportation 202 
May require the payment of stock subscribed ib 
May join with other roads hereafter incorporated 203 
Rights conferred upon said corporation ib 
Stock deemed personal property ib 
May construct a lateral railway ib 
May take mortgage on real estate for subscription to capital 

stock 185 

May take loans, and loan out money ib 

May borrow money on pledge of the work ib 



254 

KIRKPATRICK &. HICK — Authorized to build a bridge across Saline 

creek 
LIMITATIONS— Of actions 

Right of entry barred after seven years 
LICENSE — To clock pedlars, how granted 

LEECH, SAMUEL— Authorized to build a mill dam across the Little Wa- 
bash 
LAWRENCEVILLE— Town of, incorporated 

Corporate power vested in seven trustees 

Their duties and powers 

To be elected annually 

All ordinances to be published 

Real estate sold, subject to redemption 

Trustees to be sworn 

May appoint a town constable 

Divide into two wards 

MILL DAMS — Samuel Leech authorized to build across the Little Wabash 

Daniel Francisco authorized to build across the Kaskaskia 

Thomas Rattan to increase the height of, across Macoupin creek 

Ezra Baker, jr., authorized to build at Coffee Island 
MARKS & BRANDS — Certain act relating thereto, revived 
MORGAN COUNTY— An act for the relief of the sheriff 
MASON, JAMES— An act for the benefit of the heir of 

Administrators of, authorized to execute deeds in certain cases 
MUSICK, SAMUEL— Authorized to build a toll bridge across Salt creek 
MACOUPIN COUNTY— Appropriation to 
MONTGOMERY " Appropriation to 

MERCER « Organized 

MOUNT CARBON COAL COMPANY— Incorporated 

Nature and objects of the incorporation 

Directors to be elected 

Their duties and powers 

To require payment of stock 

And make dividends 

Stock declared personal property 
MOUNT CARMEL— Town of, incorporated 

Election of trustees held annually 

May hold real estate 

Duties and powers of trustees 

Certain donations vested in said trustees 

May adjust certain articles of association 

Duties of justices of the peace in relation to offenders 

His fees 

Lots sold for taxes, subject to redemption 

President may call meeting of the board 

All ordinances to be published 

NAVIGABLE STREAMS— Spoon river declared navigable 
Crooked creek " « 

Big Muddy a u 

Snicarty « u 

NE EXEAT — Act providing for issuing writs of 



PAGB 
81 

42 
ib 
63 

45 

214 

215 

ib 

ib 

217 

ib 

ib 

ib 

ib 

45 

ib 

ib 

47 

51 

72 

74 

140 

184 

155 

156 

ib 

194 

ib 

195 

ib 

196 

ib 

ib 

210 

211 

ib 

212 

213 

ib 

ib 

214 

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143 
ib 
56 
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255 

PAGE 

PRE-EMPTION RIGHTS— Act granting to settlers, on seminary lands 

(repealed) 157 

PRACTICE— Act to amend the practice act of '27 152 

PUBLIC PRINTER— Act relating to 163 

All laws, journals, &lc, to be printed by him ib 

Prices allowed for printing for the state ib 

Shall give bond 164 

Compensation for binding 165 

PENITENTIARY— Warden to be elected 52 

Inspectors of, to sell certain ground 53 

Proceeds of sales how applied ib 

POOR Act for the relief of 66 

When non-residents, how dealt with ib 

RELIEF — Acts for the relief and benefit of 

John G. M'Donald 64 

Daniel W. Beckwith 65 

Willard Twiss ib 

Securities of Thomas Moore ib 

Securities of Timothy Blocker 66 

Act for the relief of George H. Beeler ib 

" amending an act for the relief of the poor ib 

" bank debtors 67 

" Thomas Redmond 68 

" John Robb ib 

« William Allen 69 

" John Groves ib 

" Clerk circuit & county commissioners of Lasalle county 70 

ib 

71 

72 

ib 

ib 

ib 

ib 

ib 

ib 

ib 

73 

ib 

ib 

ib 

76 

78 

73 

ib 

74 

77 

ib 

75 

ib 

ib 

ib 

ib 



it 


Daniel Curtin 


a 


William Spencer 


it 


Town of Quincy 


tt 


Douglass Merrell 


it 


William Gassaway 


a 


Sheriff of Sangamon county 


a 


" Morgan " 


tt 


" Washington " 


a 


" Franklin " 


u 


" Gallatin " 


a 


" Perry " 


tt 


" St. Clair « 


tt 


" Pope " 


a 


" Fayette " 


a 


" Jackson " 


a 


" Union " 


a 


the heirs of Willis Snyder 


a 


Robert Ritchey 


a 


heir of James Mason 


Securities of Henry Boyer (repealed) 


An act for the relief Lewis J. Clawson 


it 


" Randolph county 


a 


" Perry " 


a 


" Washington " 


a 


« St. Clair " 


a 


" Monroe " 



256 

RELIEF — (continued.) page 

« " Clinton county 75 

« " Fayette " ib 

" " Marion " ib 

« « Bond " ib 

" " Warren " 76 

« " Cook " 78 

" People of White " 79 

RELIGIOUS SOCIETIES— Act concerning 147 

May become incorporated ib 

Shall have perpetual succession 148 

When anv society shall be dissolved ib 

RECORDS, PUBLIC— Act concerning 157 

State recorder's books to be removed to Rushville ib 

County commissioners of Adams to appoint a commissioner to 

transcribe certain records 158 

Shall take oath ib 

His duties ib 

Transcripts, when so made, deemed books of record 159 

• Certified copies thereof, good evidence ib 

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY— County seat established ib 

RANDOLPH " Seat of justice permanently located 58 

RIGHT OF PROPERTY— Mode of trying, regulated 56 

RATTAN, THOMAS— Authorized to increase height of mill dam 45 

REDMOND, THOMAS— Act for the relief of 68 

ROBB, JOHN " " « ib 

RITCHEY, ROBERT " « benefit of , 73 

ROADS Act concerning public 129 

Roads laid out in this state, declared public • ib 
County commissioners vested with general superintendence 

thereof . ib 

" " lay out road districts ib 

" " appoint supervisors ib 

Clerk to make out written notices of their appointment ib 

To be served by the sheriff" ib 

Persons refusing to accept appointment, to be fined 130 

County commissioners may excuse persons from serving ib 

Supervisors to keep their roads in good repair ib 

Penalty for obstructing roads 131 
County commissioners may locate roads in their respective - 

counties ib 

Shall not be less than 30 nor more than 50 feet wide ib 

Applications for new roads, how made ib 
Applicants shall contribute one day's labor towards making the 

same 132 

Clerks to furnish supervisors a list of said applicants ib 

Failing to work, shall be fined "ib 

County commissioners shall appoint viewers ib 

Applications for vacating roads, how made ib 

Notice to be given of such application ib 

County commissioners may remove supervisors from office 133 

Persons wishing to have a cart road, how to proceed ib 



257 

ROADS — (continued.) page 
Such road shall not pass through any orchard, garden or yard 134 
Number of days each person required to labor on roads ib 
Compensation to road viewers 135 
County commissioners to levy tax ib 
How assessed ib 
May be discharged in labor - 136 
Auditor to furnish clerk a list of taxable land in their counties 135 
Duty of assessor and clerk 136 
Delinquent land to be sold ib 
Subject to redemption 137 
Clerk authorized to receipt for taxes ib 
Allowance per day for labor ib 
Persons failing to perform road labor to be prosecuted 138 
County commissioners may levy tax on personal property ib 
Supervisors neglecting to perform their duty, how punished ib 
" to give notice of the time and place of commen- 
cing work 139 
Vincennes and Chicago railroad company incorporated 88 
Nature and objects of incorporation ib 
When to commence said road ib 
Capital stock ib 
Commissioners to open books of subscription ib 
Directors to be elected 89 
" to cause surveys to be made ib 
" elections held annually 90 
" may hold real estate ib 
" to regulate the manner of transportation 93 
" to require payments of stock ib 
" may construct said road across water courses, roads, &c. ib 
" may join with other railroad companies hereafter in- 
corporated 94 
Rights and privileges of said corporation ib 
From Vandalia to Shelbyville, established 87 
" Peoria " Chicago 94 
" mouth of Ohio to Jonesboro' 95 
" Greenville " Vandalia 96 
" Bloomington " Chicago ib 
« Rushville " Monmouth 97 
" Crow's " Musick's bridge 98 
" Rushville " Commerce 99 
" Mount Vernon " New Nashville 100 
" Springfield " Alton ib 
« Blair's Ferry " Frankfort 101 
" Peoria " State Line 102 
" Springfield " Lewiston 103 
" Jacksonville " Quincy ib 
" Shelbyville « Chicago 104 
" Knoxville " New Boston 105 
" Paris " State Line 107 
" Pekin " Danville ib 
" Mount Vernon " Fairfield 108 
" Thomas 1 " Bloomington ib 
33 



•258 

ROADS— (continued.) page 

From Vincennes to Chicago 127-109 

" Hillsboro' " Shelby ville 110 

" Frankfort " Ohio river ib 

" Equality " Mount Vernon 111 

" Wabash " the Yellow Banks 112 

" Quincy " Macomb 113 

" Springfield " Peoria ib 

" Lebanon " Ben Johnson's 115 

" Vandalia " Golconda lib' 

" Palestine " Heath's mill 117 

" Shelby ville " Great Wabash 118 

" Chicago " Vincennes 119 

" Golconda " Pinckneyville » 120 

'< Bloomington " Danville 121 

" Jonesboro' " Snider 's ferry 122 

" Brownsville " New Nashville ib 

" Greenville " Carlinville 123 

" Macomb " Havana 124 

" Equality " Shawneetown 125 

" Equality " McLeansboro' 126 

" Chicago n Galena 128 

SCHOOLS— Act relating to, in township 39 north, 14 east 
Inspectors to be elected 
Township divided in school districts 
Inspectors shall visit schools 
Trustees of common schools, how elected 
Their duties 

Corporate powers conferred upon each school district 
Trustees to make report to inspectors 
■» Duty of school commissioners 

SCHOOL FUND — An act providing for the distribution and application of 
Commissioners to provide account books 
Accounts how kept 
Interest on college and seminary funds to be loaned to school fund 

annually 
To be distributed to the several counties 

" paid to the teachers of schools 
Township funds to be separate from the county funds 
Commissioners authorized to remove the same from U. S. Bank 

into state treasury 
State to pay interest on the same at the rate of six per cent. 
An act providing for the security of 
Form of mortgage 
Failure to pay interest or principal 
Debts due the school fund from executors to have preference over 

all others, except funeral expenses 
Commissioners shall give bond annually 
Record books, how paid for 

Inhabitants of townships who have not returned schedules, au- 
thorized to do so 
SCHOOL LANDS— Trustees may lease the same 
Rents to whom paid 
Section sixteen, township 5 south, range 14 west, authorized to 

be sold 
Commissioners appointed to select lands in lieu of the sixteenth 

section in Equality township 



259 

SCHOOL LANDS— (continued.) page 

Their compensation 56 

STATE'S ATTORNEYS— To be elected 44 

Vacancies in the office of, how filled ib 

SNICARTY— Declared navigable 50 

SHAWNEETOWN— Act concerning the trustees of 40 

Certain powers granted them 41 

SHERIFFS— Authorized to sell revised code 141 

Of Fulton county, to pay residents' taxes into the county treasury 38 

" Sangamon" act for the relief of 72 

" Morgan " " " jf> 

" Washington " " ib 

Franklin " i b 

" Gallatin " " " i° 

" Perry " " " 73 

" St. Clair " " " ib 

" Pope " " " ? b 

" Fayette " " " ib 

SPENCER, WILLIAM— Act for the relief of 71 

SNYDER, WILLIS " " benefit of the heirs of 73 

SPOON RIVER— Declared navigable 143 - 

SALT PETRE CAVES-^Act to provide for the enclosing of 151 

TOWNS— Shawneetown, act concerning the trustees of 40 

Venus, survey of, vacated 41 

Wabonsie, plat of, altered ib 

Vandalia, act concerning 60 

Galena, may become incorporated 140 

Pittsfield and Chester, may become incorporated 150 

Alton, incorporation of, amended 172 

Chicago, corporate powers of, changed ^04 

Mount Carmel, incorporated *jU 

Lawrenceville, incorporated *** 
TAVERNS— Act to regulate and license (amended) i io* 

TRUSTEES— Of incorporated towns, act concerning !<*> 

VANDALIA— Act concerning the town of 60 

VERMILION SALINE— Act relating to the receiver of o< 

WABASH NAVIGATION COMPANY— Incorporation of (amended) 173 
WABONSIE— Plat of the town of (altered) ^t;++i 
WlLLMAN & WEED— Authorized to establish a ferry across the L.ittle 

Wabash . , 

WILLS & TESTAMENTS— Father of sound mind may dispose ot the cus- 
tody of his child during minority 
Mother, being sole, may have the same right 
Such disposition to vest the person to whom made, with rights ot 

guardian i^ 

Shall have the custody and management of the estate .1b 

May be removed by complaint to the circuit court ib 



80 

35 

ib 

ib 



State op Illinois, 
Office of Secretary of State. 



certi^lhaMhJfn J leld ' Secr f a Pu f **** ° f the State of I,linois > do hereby 
vol iIht a faegMg Pnnted sheets, are true and perfect copies of the En- 

rolled Laws deposited m this office. F 

Jufy, HwT* Wh6re0f; ? ^^ hei ' eUnt ° Sign6d my name ' at Vandalia > the 16th 

A. P. FIELD, Secretary of State,