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OF THE 



STATE OF ILLII^OIS, 



PASSED BY '^HE 



TWENTY-SECOND GENEEAL ASSEMBLY, 



CONVENED JANUARY 7, 1861. 



SPRINGFIELD : 

BAILHACHE & BAKER, PRINTERS. 
1861. 






TABLE OF CONTENTS 



ACCOUNT : paoe. 
An act regulating the practice in actions of account 9 

AGRICULTURE : 

An act to provide for the disposition of seminary lands, and to incorporate the Illinois Agricultural College 9 
An act to amend an act entitled "A bill for a general act of incorporation of Agricultural Societies, and 

associations for improving breeds of domestic animals." 11 

An act to revive and continue in force an act entitled "An act to aid and encourage County Agricultural 

Societies 11 

ALBANY— RELIEF OP CITIZENS: 

An act for the relief of the citizens of the village of Albany* JYhi&Jade county, Illinois 12 

ALEXANDER COUNTY RECORDS: 

An act to legalize certain transcribed records in Alexander county 13 

AMERICAN BOTTOM : 

An act for the relief of the citizens of the American Bottom, in Madison county 14 

APPEALS : ^ » 

An act to change the practice in appeal cases 15 

APPRENTICES : 

An act confirming the indentures of certain apprentices therein named 15 

APPORTIONMENT : 

An act to create Senatorial and Representative Districts, and apportion the representation in the General 
Assembly in this State , 16 

An act to establish thirteen Congressional Districts, and to provide for the election of Representatives to 
the Congress of the United States, under the census of the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty. 22 

APPROPRIATIONS : 

An act to provide for the payment of certain contingent expenses, for which no appropriation has hereto- 
fore been made 28 

An act appropriating the sum of ten thousand dollars, for the purpose of furnishing and repairing the 

house and grounds of the executive residence, in the State of Illinois 25 

An act making a partial appropriation for defraying the expenses of this General Assembly 26 

An act to provide for the payment of postage and stationery for this General Assembly 26 

An act to provide for the payment of certain contingent expenses, for which no appropriation has hereto- 
fore been made 26 

An act to provide for certain expenses of the Government, not otherwise provided for by law 30 

An act making appropriations for the pay of the oflScers and members of this and the next General Assem- 
bly, and for the salaries of the ofiicers of the Government 33 

An act to provide for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Government until the adjournment of 

the next regular session of the General Assembly 85 

An act to provide for the payment and expenses of the ConMuissioners to Washington, and for the pay- 
ment of the expenses of the Senate Financial Investigating Committee 87 

AUDITOR : 

An act to authorize the Auditor to provide for the defense of a certain suit herein named ST 

An act to authorize the Auditor of Public Accounts to retain the coupons or interest dividend deposited in 
his office by the various banks of this State, in payment of the tax due upon the capital stock of said 
banks, in certain cases , , 88 

BANKS : 

An act to amend the General Banking Law in such manner as to afford greater security to the public .... 89 

An act to enable the Bank Commissioners to execute the duties required of them by law 5J 

An act to establish a general system of Banking, upon a specie basis in the State of Dlinois 53 

BILLS OF DISCOVERY : 

An act to dispense with Bills of Discovery in certain cases ^X 



4r CONTENTS. 

BONDS OF STATE : PAGE. 

An act proliibiting the officers of the State of Illinois from making payments on certain bonds T2 

BREESE'S REPORTS : 

An act to provide for publishing a new edition of Breese's Reports 73 

BRIDGES : 

An act to provide for the better protection of the public bridges in this State 74 

CANALS : 

An act entitled "An act to amend the law conferring power to make police regulations on Board of Trustees 
of the Uhnois and MicWgan Canal." 74 

CAIRO RECORDS : 

An act to extend the provisions of an act entitled "An act to restore the records of the city of Cairo, 111.". 75 

CENTRALIA POLICE MAGISTRATES : 

An act providing for an additional Police ilagistrate for the city of Centralia 75 

CHICAGO PROPERTY : 

An act regulating the custody and sale of personal property, under legal process, in the city of Chicago 
and the towns of South Chicago, West Chicago and North Chicago, in Cook county 76 

CHICAGO SUPERIOR COURT : 

An act to change the time for holding elections for Judges and Clerks and Deputy Clerks of the Superior 

Court of Cliicago 80 

An act to amend the practice in the Cook County Circuit Court, and in the Superior Court of Chicago, and 

to define the jurisdiction of the Superior Court of Chicago 81 

CLAY COUNTY SEAT : 

An act to relocate the county seat of Clay county 81 

CLINTON COUNTY BONDS : » 

An act to legalize certain bonds issued by the County Court of Clinton county 82 

COAL IN ST. CLAIR COUNTY: 

An act to fix the weight of Coal, and proviu ; for the measurement thereof, in St. Clair county 83 

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION: 

An act to provide for calling a Convention to amend the Constitution of the State of Illinois 84 

COOK COUNTY RECORDS : 

An act to transcribe certain records in Cook county 87 

COOK COUNTY TOWN MEETINGS : 

An act in relation to town meetings in Cook county 83 

CIRCUIT COURTS: 

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to fix the times of holding Courts in the First Judicial Circuit," 

approveil February, 1861 89 

An act to fix the times of holding Courts in the First Judicial Circuit 89 

An act to fix the time of holding the Circuit Court in the several counties composing the Second Judicial 

District 90 

An act to repeal an act entitled "An act to change the times of holding Courts in the Second Judicial Cir- 
cuit," passed at tlie present session of the General Assembly 90 

An act to change the time of holding Courts in the Fourth Judicial Circuit 90 

An act supplementary to an act entitled "An act to change the time of holding Courts in the Fourth Judi- 
cial Circuit," ap]n-oved February the 14th, a.d. 1861 91 

An act to change the times of holding Courts in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, and to extend the times in 

some of the counties thereof 92 

An act to regulate the practice in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit 93 

An act to change the times of holding court in Will county, and for other purposes. , 93 

An act to amend "An act to regulate the pi-actice in the Sixteenth Judical Circuit, and to change the time 

of holfling courts therein," approved February 7, 1859 94 

An act to amend an act entitled "An act changing the time of holding the Circuit Courts in the Seven- 
teenth Judicial Circuit," approved February 4, 18.59 95 

An act to change the times of holding Courts in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit 96 

An act to change the times of holding Courts in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit 9T 

An act to fix the times of holding Circuit Courts in the county of Woodford, in the Twenty-third Judicial 

Circuit, and to regulate the practice in said Circuit 98 

An act to change the time of holding Courts in the Twenty-fourth Judicial Circiut 99 

An act to establish the Twenty-seventh Judicial Circuit ; to declare what counties shall compose the Eighth 

Judicial Circuit ; and to fix the time of holding courts in said counties 99 

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to estalilish the Twenty-seventh Judicial Circuit, to declare 
what counties shall compose the Eighth Judicial Circuit, and to fix the times of holding courts in said 

counties," approved February 11th, 1861 102 

An act to establish the Twenty-eighth Judical Circuit, and to fix the limits of thf Thirteenth Judicial Cir- 
cuit, and to change the time of holding Courts in said Thirteenth Circuit, and for other purposes 102 

An act changing the time of holding the Circuit Court of the county of Bureau 104 

An act to regulate the practice of the Circuit Court in the county of Stephenson 104 

COUNTY COURTS: 

An act declaring County Courts at all times in session to hear and determine certain cases 105 

An act to extend the jurisdiction of the County Courts in certain cases 105 



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CONTENTS. 5 

COUNTY COURTS : page. 

An act to autliorize the County Court of Marion county to transcribe certain Records 106 

An act to extend the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court of Gallatin county 106 

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to amend an act establishing County Courts, approved February 
12, 1849, and to extend the jurisdiction of the County Court of Vermilion county," approved 24th Feb- 
ruary, 1S59 _ lOS 

An act to repeal an act entitled "An act to extend the jurisdiction of the County Court of Peoria county," 

approved February 9, 1855 109 

An act to repeal ' 'An act to extend the jurisdiction of the County Court of Iroquois county." 109 

CITY COURTS : 

An act to establish a Recorder's Court in the city of Peoria 110 

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to establish Recorders' Courts in the cities of LaSalle and Peru. 115 

An act to change the time of holding Courts in the Alton City Court 117 

CRIMINAL CODE : 

An act to amend the Criminal Code of this State 118 

DAYS OF GRACE : 

An act to provide for uniformity in calculating days of grace, maturity of bills, etc., and declaratory of 
the law in relation thereto 119 

DE WITT COUNTY : 

An act in relation to the entering of judgments and other records of the Circuit Court of DeAVitt county. . 119 
INSTITUTIONS— DEAF, DUMB AND BLIND : 

An act to provide for sustaining the Institutions for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb, and Blind, for 
the years eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and eighteen hundred and sixty-two 120 

ESTRAYS : 

An act regulatiHg the publication of Estray Notices 121 

EXEMPTIONS OP PERSONAL PROPERTY : 

An act concerning the exemption of Personal Property from levy or forced sale, on execution, or other 
process 121 

EXEMPTION OF HOMESTEADS : 

An act to provide for the exemption of insurance money on Homesteads 122 

FISHING : 

An act for the protection of Fish within the county of Rock Island 122 

An act to prevent the catching of Fish with a net or seine in the arm of the Illinois river, opposite the city of 
Peru, in La Salle county 123 

FRANKLIN COUNTY : 

An act to enable the county of Franklin to construct County Buildings, and for other purposes 124 

FREEMAN'S DIGEST : 

An act providing for the purchase of certain copies of the third volume of the Illinois Digest 124 

FRUIT GROWING: 

An act for the protection of Growing Fruit 125 

GAME : 

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to preserve the Game in the State of Illinois," approved February 
15, 1855 126 

HANCOCK COUNTY: 

An act to reclaim Swamp Lands in Hancock county , ] 126 

An act to legalize the assessment of taxes for the years 1859 and 1860, in Hancock county 129 

HIGHWAYS : 

An act to establish certain vules of evidence as to Highways, in counties adopting towqship organizaticm, . 130 
HENRY COUNTY : 

An act for township support of poor in Henry county - - , , . 131 

INCORPORATIONS : 

A n act to authorize the sale of interests in incorporated companies on execution , 182 

INJUNCTION : 

An act in relation to damages in cases of injunction 133 

INN-KEEPERS : 

An act for the protection of inn-keepers , , 133 

INSANE HOSPITAL: 

An act for sustaining the Hospital for the Insane for the [years] a. d. 1861 and 1862. and to complete the 
unfinished buildings '. 134 

IROQUOIS COUNTY : 

An act to repeal an act entitled "An act to prevent Swine and Sheep from running at large in Iroquois 
county, and for establishing ani maintaining pounds in said county , 135 . 



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KANKAKEE COUNTY PAUPERS : page. 
An act to require each town in Kankakee county to take care of its poor 135 

KENDALL COUNTY SEAT: 

An act to amend the "Act for relocating the county seat of Kendall county," approved February 24, 1859. 136 

LANDLOIID AND TENANT: 

An act in relation to LiUidlord and Tenant 136 

LAWS : 

An act in relation of the binding of the Laws 137 

An act for the publication of the Laws and Reports of this General Assembly 137 

LAWRENCE COUNTY: 

An act to relocate the county seat of Lawrence county 139 

An act to provide for transcribing County Commissioners' Record (A) of Lawrence county, Illinois 140 

LEAD : 

An act to regulate the purchase and sale of lead mineral 140 

LIENS : 

An act in relation to the lien of operatives and others on the property of Railroad Corporations within this 
State 142 

LIMITATIONS : 

An act relating to the law of Limitation 142 

LONG, JOHN: RELIEF OF 

An act for the relief of John Long, of Lawrence county 143 

INIARRIED WOMEN : 

An act to protect Married Women in their separate property 143 

MASON COUNTY : 

An act to legalize the acts of commissioners under "An act providing for the drainage of certain lands in 
Mason county," approved February 24th, 1859 143 

McHENRY COUNTY : 

An act to create additional Justices of the Peace and Constables in McHenry county, Illinois 144 

MERCER COUNTY : 

An act empowering the Board of Supervisors of Mercer county to levy certain taxes therein named 144 

An act to repeal an act enti led "An act to prevent Sheep and Swine from running at large within the 

counties of Mercer and Rock Island," in force February 19th, 1859 145 

An act to authorize the county of Mercer to build a Court House and other county buildings 145 

MINING : 

An act to encourage Mining in the State of Illinois 140 

MONROE COUNTY: 

An act to authorize the indices to records of conveyances, in Monroe county, to be transcribed and per- 
fected 146 

NORMAL SCHOOL: 

An act to refund the interest on the College or University Fund, and appropriate the same for the use of 

the State Normal University 147 

An act supplemental to an act entitled "An act to refund the interest on the College or University Fund, 

and appropriate the same for the use of the State Normal University" 149 

PENITENTIARY : 

An act to make additional provisions for the Penitentiary 149 

PIASA RIVER: 

An act to declare the Piasa, in Jersey and Madison counties, a navigable stream 150 

POLICE, CHICAGO : 

An act to establish a Board of Police in and for the city of Chicago, and to prescribe their powers and 
duties 151 

PULASKI COUNTY TAX : 

An act to authorize the County Court of Pulaski county to levy an additional tax for the purpose therein 
mentioned 161 

RAILROAD COMPANIES : 

An act in relation to the assessment of the property of Railroad Companies for taxation, in counties adopt- 
ing the Township Organization Law 161 

An act to autliorize Railroad Companies and Transportation Companies and other corporations exercising 
the duties of common carriers to dispose of unclaimed freight in certain cases 162 

RANDOLPH COUNTY: 

An act to remove the county seat of Randolph county 163 



CONTENTS. ' 7 

RECORDS : PAGE. 

An act to authorize certain records to be transcribed 166 

RELIEF : 

An act for the relief of certain persers therein named 16T 

REVENUE : 

An act to postpone the collection of the Revenue, for 1S60 168 

An act to amend the Revenue Law 170 

An act to amend an act entitled "An act regulating the collection of the Revenue in counties adopting the 
Township Organization Law," approved February 12, 1853 170 

REVISED STATUTES : 

An act to amend the ninth chapter of the Revised Statutes, entitled "Attachments" 171 

An act to amend chapter sixteen of the Revised Statutes of 1S45, entitled ' 'Bastardy" 171 

An act to amend chapter twenty of the Revised Statutes of 1S45, entitled "Cliattel Mortgages" 174 

An act to amend chapter 24 of the Revised Code of 1845, entitled "Conveyances" 174 

An act to amend chapter number 89 of the Revised Statutes, concerning "Estrays" 175 

An act to amend section seventeen of chapter forty-one of the Revised Statutes, entitled "Fees and Sala- 
ries" 175 

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to amend the act entitled 'Fees and Salaries,' chapter forty-one. 

Revised Statutes," approved February 12th, 1849, and for other purposes 176 

An act to amend the statute in relation to forcible entry and detainer and landlord and tenant 176 

An act to amend section sixteen of chapter forty-seven of Revised Statutes, entitled "Guardian and 

Ward" 177 

An act to amend section 38 of chapter 57 of the Revised Statutes, entitled "Judgments and Executions". 177 

An act to amend chapter 52 of the Re\-ised Statutes of 1845, entitled "Insolvent Debtors" 178 

An act to amend chapter LIX of the Revised Statutes, entitled "Justices of the Peace and Constables". . . 178 

An act to amend chapter sixty-five of the Revised Statutes of 1845, entitled ' 'Liens" 179 

An act to amend chapter 76 of the Revised Statutes of 1845, entitled "Oaths and Affirmations" 179 

An act to amend section 2d of chapter 83 of the Revised Statutes, entitled "Practice" 180 

An act to amend chapter eighty, section twenty -three, of Purple's Statutes ol the State of Illinois 180 

An act to amend sections twelve and thirteen of chapter eighty of the Revised Statutes, entitled "Paupers" 181 

An act to amend chapter seventy-nine of the Revised Statutes, entitled "Partition" 181 

An act to amend chapter one hundred and six of the Re\ased Statutes, entitled "Venue" 182 

An act to amend chapter 30 of the Revised Statutes of 1845 182 

ROCK RIVER : 

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to amend 'an act for the improvement of the navigation of Rock 
river, and for the production of Hydraulic power,' and to authorize the Sterling Hydraulic Company to 
enlarge their capital stock, and borrow money on the bonds of the company 183 

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY : 

An act to legalize certain proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Rock Island county 183 

SALINE COUNTY RECORDS : 

An act concerning the Records of Saline county ;]S4 

SALINE COUNTY SWAMP LANDS: 

An act in relation to the Swamp Land Fund of Saline county 185 

SCALES, PLATFORM: 

An act prescribing and establishing a method for testing and correcting Cattle and Platform Scales in the 
State of Illinois , jgg 

SCHOOLS : 

An act to amend the School Laws 137 

An act to amend the Free School Law of Illinois, as amended and approved February 21, 1859 .' 188 

An act to refund certain School Taxes illegally assessed in Cook county 192 

An act to legalize the assessment of School Directors of School District No. five, in Cazenevia township 

in Woodford county. State of Illinois ' 192 

An act to legalize the loaning of School Money in the county of Winnebago ."!!..".'!! 193 

An act to form a School District in township number twenty-three (23) north, of range number eleyen (li) 

east, of the fourth (4th) principal meridian, in Ogle county ', I93 

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate Rock Island School District," approved February- 
IB, 1867 194 

An act to legalize the acts of certain Trustees of Schools therein named, and for other purposes 194 

An act to change a School District therein named \][[ I95 

An act to create a certain School District therein named I95 

An act for enlarging the Carthage School District , !.!!." 197 

An act to establish Pittsfield School District, in the county of Pike ; to provide for building a School 

House therein ; to levy and collect a special tax ; to issue bonds and borrow money 201 

An act supplemental to an act entitled "An act to provide for building a School House in the town of 

Pittsfield," passed the present session of the General Assembly 202 

An act to legalize the division of School Districts therein named ' 202 

An act concerning the School Fund of township forty -five north, range nine east 208 

STATE DEBT : 

An act to anthorize the payment of certain scrip, coupons, cei-tificates and other evidences of State indebt- 

. edness 203 

An act to provide for the interest on the State Debt 204 

ST. CLAIR COUNTY COURT HOUSE : 

An act to facilitate the completion of the Saint Clair County Court House, and to borrow money 204 



S CONTENTS. 

STEPHENSON COUNTY PAUPERS : tage.^ 
An act in relation to the Poor in Stephenson county 205 

itv tn Ipvv an nddifionjvl tax. for a certain nurnose 

206 



STEPHENSON COUNTY TAX: 

An act to enable the Supervisors of Stephenson county to levy an additional tax, for a certain purpose 
therein named 



SURVEYS AND MAPS : 

An act to pro\ide for the reception and preservation of the maps, plats, field notes and other documents 
pertaining to the United States surveys in this State, and for making authenticated copies thereof 207 

TAXATION, TO RELIEVE: 

An act to relieve the People of this State from the payment of exorbitant and unnecessary taxes 208 

TAZEWELL COUNTY SWAMP LANDS: 

An act to reclaim certain land in Tazewell county 209 

TELEGRAPH DISPATCHES : 

An act to prevent the transmission of Falsehood by Telegraph 211 

THORNTON LOAN : 

An act to provide for the payment of certain a\s-ards in relation to the Thornton Loan, reported by 
Judges Treat, Caton and Scates, Commissioners appointed by the State 212 

TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION: 

An act to reduce the act to provide for Township Organization, and the several acts amendatory thereof, 
into one act, and to amend the same 216 

VOTERS AND VOTING : 

An act to prevent illegal voting at Elections 267 

An act to provide for ascertaining the qualification of Voters and to prevent fraudulent Voting 267 

WABASH COUNTY RECORDS: 

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to restore the records of Wabash county" 270 

WATER, TO PURIFY : 

An act to prevent the pollution of Water in this State 270 

WILL COUNTY PAUPERS : 

An act to provide for the support of Paupers in the county of Will 271 

WILL COUNTY DRAINAGE : 

An act to authorize the Drainage of Lands in Will county 272 

WOODFORD COUNTY RECORDS : 

An act concerning the records of Woodford county 274 

JOINT RESOLUTIONS : 

Joint resolution in relation to the improvement of navigation of the Illinois River 277 

Joint resolution appointing Official Reporters 278 

Joint resolutions in relation to the appointment of Commissioners to Washington 278 

Joint resolution for purchase of Governors' Portraits 279 

Joint resolution for purchase of Legislative Directory 279 

Joint resolution making payment of balance due on Legislative Directory 280 

Joint resolution in relation to the printing of the Agricultural Report 280 

Joint resolution in relation to the procurement of bound copies of the Daily Register and Journal 280 

Joint resolution of condolence with the family of the late Governor Bissell 280 

Joint resolution in reference to tolls on the Illinois and Michigan Canal 281 

Joint resolutions on Federal Relations 281 



PUBLIC LAWS. 



ACCOUNT AGKICTILTURE. 



AN ACT recculatino; the practice in actions of account. In force April 24, 

° -^ ^ 1S61. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illiriots, represeiited in the General Assembly, That no for- 
mal pleadings shall hereafter be allowed to be filed before 
the auditors mho may be appointed to take and state an 
account between the parties in any action of account. 

Afpeovel) February 22, 1861. 



AN ACT to provide for the disposition of seminary lands, and to incorporate In force February 
the Illinois Agricultural College. 21, 1S61. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, Tep)resented in the General Assernljly, That J. W. 
Singleton, Thomas Quick, William A. Hacker, Walter ™°°i%onf^ein- 
Buchanan, B. C. Renois, Harmon Alexandei-, Curtis Blake- corporated. 
man, James H. Stipp and Zadoc Casey, and all such other 
persons as may become associated with them, are hereby 
constituted a body corporate, by the name and style of the 
Illinois Agricultural College, for the purpose of instruction 
and science in practical and scientific agriculture, and in the 
mechanical arts. 

§ 2. The capital stock of said company shall be fifty capital stock, 
thousand dollars, with liberty to increase it to the sum of 
two hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of 
one hundred dollars, which shall be considered personal 
property, and assignable in such manner as said corporation 
may, by its by-laws, from time to time provide. The capi- ^ 
tal stock of said corporation shall be exclusively devoted to 
the purposes named in the first section of this act ; and to 



AGKICULTUEE. 



that end said corporation may acqnire, by purchase or other- 
wise, hold and convey real estate to the amount of its 
capital. 
Incorporators to ^ 3^ Within ninety days from the passag^e of this act, 

receive subscrip- .'-',-. in ^ • ••>-^>-j 

tions to stock, the said incorporators shall open a subscription book for 
said stock, at such times and places as they shall appoint, 
giving at least fourteen d^ys' previous notice of the same in 
two or more newspapers in this state. Ten per cent, of the 
whole amount of the stock taken shall be paid at the time 
of subscribing, and the balance shall be paid at such time, 
place and manner as shall be required by the directors of 
said compan}^ 
Officers to be § 4. Whenever twenty-five thousand dollars shall have 
^ ^'^ ^ ■ been subscribed, it shall be the duty of said corporators to 

call a meeting of the stockholders, whose duty it shall be to 
elect, by ballot, one president and five directors, including 
the president, and one secretary, who shall be ex officio 
treasurer. Said board of directors shall proceed to organize 
said corporation, by the adoption of suitable by-laws, by 
purchasing a farm, on which shall be erected suitable build- 
ings for cari'ying into efiect the objects of said corporation. 

§ 5. The stock, property and concerns of said corpora- 
tion shall be managed bv said directors, who shall hold 
their oifices for one year from their election, anil until their 
successors shall have been elected. 

§ 6. In employing professors ami teachers to ^npart 
instruction in practical agriculture ami- the mechanical arts 
to the pupils attending said ingtituti*oii, it shall be the duty 
of said directors to give said pupils an opportunity and to 
require of them to lab^tr in the field; m the workshop or in 
the laboratory one-half of the time, from the first of March 
to the first of Decpmber, to the end that all the p)upils may 
learn the ^actie^of pi'oductive industry as well as mental 
improvement, so useful to every citizen. 

§ 7. Said directors, in locating said college and experi- 
mental farm, shall be confined to that part of the State south 
of a line drawn Cast ami west through the ceftiter of the State. 

§ 8. That the college and sem^ary lands of this state 
be and they are hereby donated to said corporation, with 
power to lease, sell, dispose of and convey the same, and to 
receive and collect the money arising therefrom, for the 
purposes of establishing, improving and carrying on said 
college and farm. 

§ y. The said institution shall receive annually one stu- 
dent from each county of the state, free of charge, for tuition, 
to be instructed in the science and practice of scientific 
agriculture and the mechanical arts: Provided, hoiveve?', 
that said pupils may be expelled for disorderly conduct and 
insubordination. 

§ 10. Said corporation shall make a full biennial report 
to the Legislature, when in session, of their financial condi- 



ACtKICULTUEE. 11 

tion, their progress, tlie number of pupils received and dis- 
charged, stating the residence of each, etc. 

§ 11. Said corporation may adopt a common seal ; may 
sue and be sued in any court in this state. 

§ 12. Provided^ That no part of the proceeds derived 
from the sale of the lands herein granted shall be expended 
in purchasing lands or in the erection of buildings, or for 
liquidating the debts of any institution to which said funds 
may be donated, or for expenses of commissioners in locating 
the institution. 

§ 13. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Appkoved February 21, 1861. 



AN" ACT to amend an act entitled "A bill for a general act of incorporation n force April 24, 
of Agricultural Societies, and associations for improving breeds of domes- 1861. 

tic animals." 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ rejyresented in the General Assemlly^ That a general 
act of incorporation of Agricultural Societies, and associa- 
tions for improving breeds of domestic animals, approved 
February 15, 1855, is hereby amended, by granting to each 
and every society or association, when so incorporated, the 
privilege of making a dividend on the net profits accruing 
to the same in such manner as may be prescribed by their 
by-laws at any time after their capital stock and earnings 
shall have reached the value of one thousand dollars. 

Approved February 18, 1861. 



AN ACT to i-evive and continue in force an act entitled "An act to aid and In force February 
encourage County Agricultural Societies." ^•^' •^^^■^• 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peoj)le of the State of 
Illinois, rejyresented in the General Assembly, That the act 
entitled "An act to aid and encourage County Agricultural 
Societies," approved February 18th'^ 1857, be revived and 
continued in force, from and after the first day of June next 
until otherwise provided by law ; and that the sum of one 
hundred dollars be annually paid by the Treasurer of the 
State to the treasurer or fiscal agent of each county agri- 
cultm-al society in the State, as therein directed. 

§ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



13 ALBA2sY KELIEF OF CITIZENS. 

In force J:inuary AX ACT for the relief of the citizens of the vilhige of Albany, Whiteside 
'2-2, Ibbl. county, Illinois. 

"Whereas tlie inhabitants of the town of Albany, in White- 
side county, have suffered great loss and damage by the 
terrible tornado, which destroyed said town, on the 3d 
day of Jane, 1860, whereby a number of the inhabitants 
were killed, and the entire personal property of the citi- 
zens was destroyed ; and wliereas the General Assembly 
is empowered Avith the propriety and justice of reliev- 
ing them from the payment of taxes, for the aforesaid 
year, thereby encouraging the reimprovement of that 
desolated town ; therefore, 

Section 1. Be it enacted l>y the Peoj^le of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly, That all taxes 
Taxes for^iseo. levied for IState or county purjjoses, in the year 1860, on the 
property of any person or persons who were residents of the 
town in which they claim relief, immediately preceding the 
tornado, during the summer of the year 1860, and whose 
improvements were destroyed and damaged by said tor- 
nado, be and the same is hereb}^ remitted and relieved ; 
and if any tax siiall have been paid the same shall be re- 
funded to the person or persons entitled thereto : Provided, 
that application therefor be made to the collector, i^rior to 
the first day of June next; and if application for the refund- 
ing of said tax be not so made then it shall be the dutv of 
the collector to pay over the same, or the portion thereof 
remaining in his hands at that time, as is required by the 
revenue laws of this State. 
Collector's state- § 2. It shall be the duty of the collector of said town 
mentioned in tliis act to make out and submit to the county 
court of said county, at the June term thereof, a written 
statement, setting forth the names of the persons whose 
taxes have been remitted under this act, a description of the 
property, and the amount of taxes so remitted, opposite the 
I'espective names, in a like form and manner, as said taxes 
may be charged on his tax books ; the correctness of said 
statement shall be veritied, and the amount thereon allowed 
in like manner, as abatements for insolvencies, errors, etc., 
are allowed ; which statement shall be tiled in the office of 
the county clerk. 

§ 3, It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, im- 
mediately after the passage of this act, to forward a certilled 
copy thereof to the county clerk of said county, to which it 
refers ; and upon the receipt of such cop}^ the clerk shall 
notify the collector, who shall proceed to discharge the du- 
ties required of him. 

§ 4. The provisions of this act shall apply only to the 
village of Albany. 

§ 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved January 22, 1861. 



ALEXANDEK COUNTY KECORDS. 13 

AN ACT to legalize certain transcribed records in Alexander county. In force April 24, 



ISGl. 



Whereas certain records of deeds, bonds, mortgages, and 
other instruments of writing, required by law to be re- 
corded in the office of the recorder of the county of Alex- 
ander, have, from the lapse of years, became ahnost ille- 
gible ; and whereas John Q. Harmon, clerk of the cir- 
cuit court of said county, has transcribed and caused to be 
transcribed under his supervision, the records contained 
in the old books in said recorder's office, marked and let- 
tered "A" and "B," and has recorded the same in a well 
bound book, marked and lettered "A" and "B," "trans- 
cribed records, Alexander county ;" now, therefore, 
Section 1. Be it enacted hy the PeojAe of the State of 
Illinms, represented in the General Assembly^ That the tran- 
scribed records, contained in record books marked and let- 
tered "A" and "B," as aforesaid, is hereby declared to be a 
substitute for the original records, made m said county as 
follows, to-wit : Book "A" of the original book in said of- 
fice, marked "A," and book "B" of the original book "B" 
in said office, marked "B." 

§ 2. Be it further enacted. That certified copies of the certified copies 
instruments in said transcribed record shall be made, when- '^^'^^ evidence. 
ever required, and shall be received and taken as evidence, 
in all cases, when copies from the original books in said 
office would have been so taken and recorded, 

§ 3. Be it further enacted, That John Q. Harmon shall Recorder's fees, 
be allowed fees fur his services aforesaid, at and after the 
rate ot' ten cents for every one hundred words contained in 
said transcript, the same to become due and payable, when- 
ever the said transcribed records shall be completed and 
duly certified by him, and ready to deliver for the public 
use ; the amount thereof to be ascertained by the county 
court of said county, and an order drawn in his favor there- 
for by said court upon the treasurer of said county ; which 
order shall be paid as other county orders now are by law 
required to be paid. 

§ 4. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of certificate, 
the said John Q. Harmon, clerk, etc., as aforesaid, to wnte 
in said book of transcript a certificate to the effect that the 
same is a full, true, and perfect transcript of the said books 
"A" and "B", therein transcribed; and shall file a copy of 
said certificate in the office of the clerk of the count}^ court 
of Alexander ; from and after which time this act shall be 
in force and a public law. 

Approved February 18, 1861. 



l-i AMEEICAN BOTTOM. 

In force February AX ACT for the relief of the citizens of the American Bottom, in Madison 
1-' i**^^- county. 

Section 1. J3e it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assemhly^ That the state 
Appropriation of tax raised in township 3, range 8, township 3, range 9, 
the tax. township 3, range 10, township 4, range 8, township 4, 

range 9, and township 4, range 10, in Madison county, and 
State of Illinois, be and the same is hereby appropriated, 
for the term of five years, to pay the expenses already 
incurred, or that may hereafter be incurred, in building, 
improving and repairing the levee or embankment built by 
the American Bottom Levee Company, under a charter 
granted to them at the last session of this General Assem- 
bly, to prevent the lands in the American Bottom from 
being overflowed by the high waters of the Mississippi 
river. 
Duty of county § 2. It sliall bo tlic duty of the county clerk of Madison 
'-■^*''''^- county to give to the treasurer of the American Bottom 

Levee Company, as soon as practicable after the return of 
the tax books each year, including the year 1860, be made 
to him by the assessor, a certificate of the amount of State 
tax to be collected from the townshij^s named in the fii'st 
section of this act, and also shall transmit to the Auditor of 
Public Accounts a similar certificate, each year; and wdien 
said tax shall be collected each year, including the tax for 
the year 18 GO, the county collector, on presentation of the 
certificate to him, shall, after the deduction of legal abate- 
ments and commissions, and upon the filing of the bond 
hereinafter required, pay over to the treasurer of said Amer- 
ican Bottom Levee Compan^' the balance of the amount so 
certified ; and the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby au- 
thorized to give said collector credit for the amount of said 
certificate, upon a settlement with him for taxes due to the 
State. 
Treasurer of the § 3. It shall bc tlic duty of tlic trcasurcr of said levee 
company. couipauy to pay out the said money, so received by him 

from said collector, for the purpose of pajfing the expenses 
already incurred in building said levee, and the interest 
upon the same, and the expenses hereafter to be incurred 
in building, improving or repairing said levee, as may be 
deemed best by the board of directors of said company, and 
under their order and direction. 
Company's bond. § 4- Tlic Said compauy shaU, each year, by its president 
and secretary, enter into bond to the people of the State of 
Illinois, with security to be approved by the Judge of the 
twenty-fourth judicial circuit of the State of Illinois, in 
the penal sum of twenty thousand dollars; conditioned for 
the due and faithful application of said money as provided 
herein, and for the repayment to the State of any sum which 
may come into the hands of said treasurer, not needed for 
the purposes aforesaid. 



APPEALS APPEENTICES. 15 

§ 5. It shall be the duty of said levee company, on Annual statement 
the first day of December of each year, to file with the 
clerk a statement, sworn to by the president and secretary 
of said company, of the amount received each year nnder 
the provisions of this act, and the manner in which the same 
has been expended ; and whenever it shall appear that there 
is no need tor the further application of the State tax as 
aforesaid, then no further sum shall be paid out under the 
provisions of this act, and the same shall be paid into the 
State treasury as in other cases. 

§ 6. I^Tothing herein contained shall in any manner 
interfere with the powers, rights and privileges contained in 
the act of incorporation of the said American Bottom Levee 
Company. 

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

Appeoved February 12, 1861. 



AN ACT to change the practice in appeal cases. In force February 



2. 1S61. 



Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That in all 
cases of appeals from justices of the peace, perfected ten 
days before the commencement of the term in appellate 
conrt, the appearance of the appellee may be entered in 
writing, and be filed among the papers in the case; and if 
such appearance is so entered ten days before the commence- 
ment of the term, the case shall stand for trial at said term. 

§ 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



AN ACT confirming the indentures of certain apprentices therein named, in force February 

IS, ISGl. 

Section 1. Be it] enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assemhly, Indentures 
for the apprenticeship of any minor heretofore or hereafter 
made and executed between the ISTew York Juvenile Asylum, 
a corporation created by act of the Legislature of the State of 
New York, passed June 30, 1851, and any citizen of this 
State, in substance and form as provided by its act of incor- 
poration, are hereby declared to be vahd and binding: 
Provided, that all such indentures, hereafter made, the saTd 
corporation shall have inserted therein the covenants for the 
benefit of the apprentice which are required to be inserted 
in indentures of apprentices by the laws of this State. 

§ 2. This act shall take efl'ect immediately. 

Approved February 18, 1861. 



1 G APPOHTIOXMEISTT, 

In force January AX ACT to create Senatorial and Representative Districts, and apportion the 
"" ' representution in the Cre'neral Assembly in this State. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General AssernUy, That until the 
taking and return of the next census, antl the apportion- 
ment thereunder, as provided in the constitution, this State 
shall be divided into Senatorial and Representative districts 
as follows, to-wit : 

First — The counties of Alexander, Pulaski, Massac, 
Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Gallatni and Saline shall 
constitute the first Senatorial district, and shall be entitled 
to one Senator. 

Second — The counties of Hamilton, "Wabash, Edwards, 
Wayne, Clay, Pichland, White and Lawrence shall consti- 
tute the second Senatorial district, and shall be entitled to 
one Senator. 

Third — The counties of Williamson, Franklin, Jackson, 
Jefferson, Randolph and Monroe shall constitute the third 
Senatorial district, and shall be entitled to one Senator. 

Fourtli — The counties of Perry, Washington, Clinton, 
Marion, Fayette and Bond shall constitute the fourth Sena- 
torial district, and shall be entitled to one Senator. 

Fifth— T\\Q counties of St. Clair and Madison shall con- 
stitute the fifth Senatorial district, and shall be entitled to 
<:»ne Senator. 

Sixth— T\\Q counties of Jersey, Calhoun, Greene, Scott 
and Pike sliall constitute the sixth Senatorial district, and 
shall be entitled to one Seiuxtor. 

Sevefnth — The counties of Macoupin, Montgomery, Chris- 
tian and Shelby shall constitute the seventh Senatorial dis- 
trict, and shall be entitled to one Senator. 

Fighth — The counties of Eftingham, Jasper, Crawford, 
Cuml)erland, Clark and Edgar shall constitute the eighth 
Senatorial district, and shall be entitled to one Senator. 

jSintli. — The counties of Coles, Douglas, Champaign, 
Vermilion, Irocjuois and Ford shall constitute the ninth 
Senatorial district, and shall be entitled to one Senator. 

Tenth— "l\\Q counties of McLean, DeWitt, Piatt, ]\[oultrie 
and Macon shall constitute the tenth Senatorial district, and 
shall be entitled to one Senator. 

Fleventh — The counties of Tazewell, Logan and Sanga- 
mon shall constitute the eleventh Senatorial district, and 
shall be entitled to one Senator. 

TvjelftJi — The counties of Menard, Cass, Schuyler, Brown 
and ]\ixjrgan shall constitute the twelfth Senatorial district, 
and shall be entitled to one Senator. 

Tidrteenth — The counties of Adams and Hancock shall 
constitute the thirteenth Senatorial district, and shall be enti- 
tled to one Senator. 



APPOKTSOtKMENT. lY 

Fourteenth — The connties of McDonough, Henderson, 
Mercer and Warren shall constitute the fourteenth Senato- 
rial district, and shall be entitled to one Senator. 

Fifteenth — The counties of Mason, Fulton and Knox 
shall constitute the fifteenth Senatorial district, and shall be 
entitled to one Senator. 

Sixteenth — The counties of Peoria, Stark, Marshall and 
Putnam shall constitute the sixteenth Senatorial district, 
and shall be entitled to one Senator. 

Seventeenth — The counties of Woodford, Livingston and 
La Salle shall constitute the seventeenth Senatorial district, 
and shall be entitled to one Senator. 

Eighteenth — The counties of Kankakee, Grundy, Will 
and Kendall shall constitute the eighteenth Senatorial dis- 
trict, and shall be entitled to one Senator. 

Nineteenth — The counties of Du Page, Kane and DeKalb 
shall constitute the nineteenth Senatorial district, and shall 
be entitled to one Senator. 

Twentieth — The counties of Ogle, Lee and Whiteside 
shall constitute the twentieth Senatorial district, and shall 
be entitled to one Senator. 

Tiventy-first — The counties of Bureau, Henry and Rock 
Island shall constitute the twenty-first Senatorial district, 
and shall be entitled to one Senator. 

Twenty-second — The counties of Carroll, Jo Daviess and 
Stephenson shall constitute the twenty-second Senatorial 
district, and shall be entitled to one Senator. 

Twenty-third — The counties of Winnebago, Boone, Mc- 
Henry and Lake shall constitute the twenty-third Senatorial 
district, and shall be entitled to one Senator. 

Twenty-fourth — The seventh ward of the city of Chicago, 
the eighth ward of the said city, the ninth ward of the said 
city, which wards constitute the town of North Chicago ; 
the first ward of the said city, the second ward of the said 
city, the third ward of the said city, the fourth ward of the 
said city and the precinct of South Chicago, which consti- 
tute the town of South Chicago ; the towns of Lake, Worth, 
Thornton and Bloom shall constitute the twenty-fourth 
Senatorial district, and shall be entitled to one Senator. 

Twenty-fifth — The towns of Lakeview, Evanston, I^Tew 
Trier, Northfield, Wheeling, Palatine, Barrington, Hano- 
ver, Schaumburg, Elk Grove, Maine, I^iles, West Chicago, 
Cicero, Jefierson, Leyden, Proviso, Lyons, Palos, Lemont, 
Orland, Rich and Bremen, in the county of Cook, shall con- 
stitute the twenty-fifth Senatorial district, and shall be enti- 
tled to one Senator. 

§ 2. There shall be chosen, at the next general election 
of members of the General Assembly, eighty-five members, 
to compose the House of Representatives ; and the follow- 
ing shall constitute the several Representative districts, viz : 

—3 



IS APPORTIONMENT. 

First — The comities of Union, Pulaski and Alexander 
sliall constitute the first Representative district, and shall be 
entitled to one Representative. 

Second — The counties of Massac, Pope and Johnson shall 
constitute the second RGpresentative district, and shall be 
entitled to one Representative. 

T. ird — The counties of Hardin, Saline and Gallatin shall 
constitute the third Representative district, and shall be 
entitled to one Representative. 

Fourth — The counties of Lawrence and Wabash shah 
constitute the fourth Representative district, and shall be 
entitled to one Representative. 

Fifth — The counties of Franklin and Jefferson shall con- 
stitute the fifth Representative district, and shall be entitled 
to one Representative. 

Sixth — The counties of Jackson and Williamson shall 
constitute the sixth Representative district, and shall be 
entitled to one Representative. 

Seventh — The counties of Clinton and Washington shall 
constitute the seventh Representative district, and shall be 
entitled to one Representative. 

Eighth — The counties of Monroe^ Randolph and Perry 
shall constitute the eighth Representative district, and shall 
be entitled to two Representatives. 

Ninth — The county of Marion shall constitute the ninth 
Representative district, and shall be entitled to one Repre- 
sentative. 

Tenth — The counties of Wayne and Hamilton shall con- 
stitute the tenth Representative district, and shall be entitled 
to [one] Representative. 

Eleventh — The counties of Jasper and Crawford shall 
constitute the eleventh Representative district, and shall be 
entitled to one Representative. 

Twelfth — The counties of Clay and Richland shall con- 
stitute the twelfth Representative district, and shall be enti- 
tled to one Representative. 

ThirteentJi — The counties of Fayette and Eflingham shall 
constitute the thirteenth Representative district, and shall 
be entitled to one Rej^resentative. 

Fourteenth — The counties of Edwards and White shall 
constitute the fourteenth Representative district, and shall 
be entitled to one Representative. 

Fifteenth — The county of St. Clair shall constitute the 
fifteenth Representative district, and shall be entitled to two 
Representatives. 

Sixteenth — The counties of Madison and Bond shall con- 
stitute the sixteenth Representative district, and shall be 
entitled to two Representatives. 

Seventeenth — The counties of Clark and Cumberland shall 
constitute the seventeenth Representative district, and shall 
be entitled to one Representative. 



APPOKTIONMENT. 

EigJiteenth — The county of Shelby shall constitute the 
eighteenth Kepresentative district, and shall be entitled to 
one Kepresentative. 

Nineteenth — The counties of Christian and Montgomery 
shall constitute the nineteenth Kepresentati^e district, and 
shall be entitled to one Representative. 

Tiventieth — The counties of Sangamon and Logan shall 
constitute the twentieth Representative district, and shall 
be entitled to two Representatives. 

Tiventy-jirst — The county of Macoupin shall constitute 
the twenty-first Representative district, and shall be entitled 
to one Representative. 

Tioentij -second — The counties of Jersey and Calhoun shall 
constitute the twenty-second Representative district, and 
shall be entitled to one Representative. 

Tic enty -third — The county of Greene shall constitute the 
twenty-third Representative district, and shall be entitled 
to one Representative. 

Twenty-fourth — The counties of Pike and Scott shall con- 
stitute the twenty-fourth Representative district, and shall 
be entitled to two Representatives. 

Tioenty -fifth — The counties of Cass and Brown shall con- 
stitute the twenty-fifth Representative district, and shall be 
entitled to one Representative. 

Twenty-sixth — The counties of Mason and Menard shall 
constitute the twenty-sixth Rej)resentative district, and shall 
be entitled to one Representative. 

Tic enty -seventh — The county of Morgan shall constitute 
the twenty-seventh Representative district, and shall be 
entitled to one Representative. 

Twenty-eighth — The county of Adams shall constitute the 
twenty -eighth Representative district, and shall be entitled 
to two Representatives. 

Twenty-ninth — The county of McDonough shall constitute 
the twenty-ninth Representative district, and shall be enti- 
tled to one Representative. 

Thirtieth — The county of Schuyler shall constitute the 
thirtieth Representative district, and shall be entitled to one 
Representative. 

Thirty-first — The county of Hancock shall constitute the 
thirty-first Representative district, and shall be entitled to 
one Representative. 

Thirtij-second — The counties of Henderson and Mercer 
shall constitute the thirty-second Representative district, 
and shall be entitled to one Representative. 

Thirty-third — The county of Warren shall constitute the 
thirty-third Representative district, and shall be entitled to 
one Representative. 

Thirty fiourth — The county of Knox shall constitute the 
thirty-fourth Representative district, and shall be entitled 
to one Representative. 



APPOKTBONMENT. 

Tldrty-fifth — The county of Fulton shall constitute the 
thirty-fifth Kepresentative district, and shall be entitled to 
two Representatives. 

Thirty-sixth — The counties of Peoria and Stark shall con- 
stitute the thirty-sixth Representative district, and shall 
be entitled to two Representatives. 

Thirty-seventh — The county of Tazewell shall constitute 
the thirty-seventh Representative district, and shall be enti- 
tled to one Representative. 

Thirty -eighth — The counties of McLean and DeWitt shall 
constitute the thirty-eighth Representative district, and shall 
be entitled to two Representatives. 

Tldrty-ninth — The counties of Coles, Douglas, Vermilion 
and Edgar shall constitute the thirty-ninth Representative 
district, and shall be entitled to three Representatives. 

Fortieth — The counties of Champaign, Piatt, Macon and 
Moultrie shall constitute the fortieth Representative district, 
and shall be entitled to two Representatives. 

Forty-first — The county of Kankakee shall constitute the 
fortj-first Representative district, and shall be entitled to 
one Representative. 

Forty-second — The counties of Iroquois and Ford shall 
constitute the forty-second Representative district, and shall 
be entitled to one Representative. 

Fortxj-third — The counties of Will and Grundy shall con- 
. stitute the forty-third Representative district, and shall be 
entitled to two Representatives. 

Forty-fourth — The counties of LaSalle and Livingston 
shall constitute the forty-fourth Representative district, and 
shall be entitled to three Representatives. 

Forty-fifth — The counties of Bureau, Putnam, Marshall 
and Woodford shall constitute the forty-fifth Representative 
district, and shall be entitled to three Representatives. 

Forty-sixth — The county of Henry shall constitute the 
• forty -sixth Representative district, and shall be entitled to 
one Representative. 

Forty-seventh — The county of Rock Island shall constitute 
the forty-seventh Representative district, and shall be enti- 
tled to one Representative. 

Forty-eighth — The county of Whiteside shall constitute 
the forty-eighth Representative district, and shall be entitled 
to one Representative. 

Forty-ninth — The county of Lee shall constitute the forty- 
ninth Representative district, and shall be entitled to one 
Representative. 

Fiftieth — The county of Ogle shall constitute the fiftieth 
Representative district, and shall be entitled to one Repre- 
sentative. 

Fifty-first — The counties of DeKalb and Boone shall 
constitute the fifty-first Representative district, and shall be 
entitled to two Representatives. 



APPORTIONMENT. 

Fifty-second — The counties of Kane and Kendall shall 
constitute the fifty-second Representative district, and shall 
be entitled to two Representatives. 

■ Fifty-third— T\\Q Qoxxntj of Lake shall constitute the fifty- 
third Representative district, and shall be entitled to one 
Representative. 

Ffty-fourth — The connty of McHenry shall constitute the 
fifty-fourth Representative district, and shall be entitled to 
one Representative. 

Fifty-fifth — The county of Winnebago shall constitute 
the fifty-fifth Representative district, and shall be entitled to 
one Representative. 

Fifty-sixth — The county of Stephenson shall constitute 
the fifty-sixth Representative district, and shall be entitled 
to one Re23resentative. 

Fifty -seventh — The counties of Jo Daviess and Carroll 
shall constitute the fifty-seventh Representative district, and 
shall be entitled to two Representatives. 

Fifty-eighth — The county of DuPage shall constitute the 
fifty -eighth Representative district, and shall be entitled to 
one Representative. 

Fifty-ninth — The fifth ward of the city of Chicago, the 
sixth ward of said city, the tenth ward of said city, and the 
precinct of West Chicago, which constitute the town of 
West Chicago ; the towns of Cicero, Jefferson, Leyden, 
Proviso, Lyons, Palos, Lemont, Orland, Bremen, Rich, all 
in the county of Cook, shall constitute the fifty-ninth Repre- 
sentative district, and shall be entitled to three Representa- 
tives. 

Sixtieth — The first ward of the city of Chicago, the second 
ward of the said city, the third ward of said city, the fourth 
ward of the said city, and the precinct of South Chicago, 
which constitute the town of South Chicago ; the towns of 
Lake, Worth, Thornton, and Bloom, all in Cook county, 
shall constitute the sixtieth Representative district, and shall 
be entitled to two Representatives. 

Sixty-first — The seventh ward of the city of Chicago, the 
eighth ward of the said city, the ninth ward of the said city, 
which constitute the town of JSTorth Chicago ; the 1 3wns of 
Lakeview, Evanston, New Trier, Northfield, Wheeling, 
Palatine, Barrington, Hanover, Schaumburg, Elkgrove, 
Maine a,nd Niles, all in the county of Cook, shall constitute 
the sixty-first Representative district, and shall be entitled 
to two Representatives. 

Until the General Assembly shall otherwise provide, the 
clerks of the county courts in each of the aforesaid Senato- 
rial districts, and in such Representative districts as are 
composed of more than one county, shall meet at the county 
seats of the county in said districts which had the largest 
population by the census of 1860, within thirty days next 
after any election for Senator or Representative herein, for 



AITOKTIONMENT. 



the purpose of comparing the votes given at such election ; 
and said clerks shall, in all respects, conform to all the laws 
on the subject now in force. This act shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 
Approved January 31, 1861. 



Ill iv. i April 24, AN ACT to establish thirteen Congressional Districts, and to provide for the 
- 'l- election of Representatives to the Congress of the United States, under the 

census of the year one thousand eight hundi^ed and sixty. 

Section 1. Jje it enacted hy the Pe(yple of the State of 
Illmois, Tejpfesented in the General Assembly^ That, for the 
purpose of electing thirteen Representatives to the House of 
Kepresentatives of the Congress of the United States, to 
which number the State of Illinois is entitled, under the 
census taken by the authority of the Government of the 
United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and 
sixt}', the following districts shall be and are hereby estab- 
lished, to be styled and known as districts numbered first, 
second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, 
tenth, eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth. 

§ 2. The first district shall be composed of the county 
of Cook. 

The second district, of the counties of Lake, McHenry, 
Boone, Winnebago, De Kalb and Kane. 

The third district, of the counties of Jo Daviess, Stephen- 
son, Carroll, Ogle, Lee and Whiteside. 

The fourth district, of the counties of Adams, Hancock, 
Warren, Henderson, Mercer and Rock Island. 

The fifth district, of the counties of Peoria, Knox, Stark, 
Marshall, Putnam, Bureau and Henry. 

The sixth district, of the counties of La Salle, Grundy, 
Kendall, Du Page, Will and Kankakee. 

The seventh district, of the counties of Macon, Piatt, 
Champaign, Douglas, Moultrie, Coles, Cumberland, Edgar, 
Vermilion, Iroquois and Ford. 

The eighth district, of the counties of Sangamon, Logan, 
De Witt,"McLean, Tazewell, Woodford and Livingston. 

The ninth district, of the counties of Fulton, Mason, 
Menard, Cass, McDonough, Schuyler, Brown and Pike. 

The tenth district, of the counties of Bond, Morgan, 
Scott, Calhoun, Jersey, Greene, Macoupin, Montgomery, 
Christian and Shelby. 

The eleventh district, of the counties of Marion, Fayette, 
Clay, Richland, Jasper, Clark, Crawford, Lawrence, Wayne, 
Hamilton, Franklin, Jefferson and Effingham. 

The twelfth district, of the counties of St. Clair, Madison, 
Clinton, Washington, Randolph and Monroe. 



APPSOPEIATIOXS. 23 

TliG thirteenth district, of the counties of Alexander, 
Pulaski, Union, Johnson, Williamson, Jackson, Perry, 
Massac, Pope, Hardin, Saline, Grallatin, White, Edwards 
and Wabash. 

- § 3. One Representative to the Congress of the United 
States shall be elected in each of the districts before enu- 
merated, on the Tuesday after the first Monday of Novem- 
ber, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
and sixty-two, and one in each of said districts every two 
years thereafter. Such election shall be held, and returns 
thereof made and canvassed, as is now provided by law in 
such cases. 

Approved February 18, 1861. 



AN ACT to provide for the payment of certain contingent expenses, for In force January 
which no appropriation has heretofore been made. . ^^' ^"*^ • 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ Tepresented in the General Assembly^ That the 
following sums be paid to the persons therein named, out of 
any moneys not otherwise appropriated, to-wit: 

The amount necessary to pay for the new'spapers ordered Newspapers, 
for the use of the members and officers of the tw^enty-first 
General Assembly, when the same shall have been certified 
by the secretary of the Senate and clerk of the House of 
Representatives of said General Assembly, respectively, to 
be approved by the Governor. * 

The postage account for the session of the twenty -first postage. 
General Assembly, when certified to by the secretary of the 
Senate. and clerk of the House of Representatives, respec- 
tively, of said General Assembly, and approved by the Gov- 
ernor, with interest, from the end of said session. 

To the extra assistant secretaries of the Senate and the Assistant officers. 
extra assistant clerks of the House of Representatives of 
the twenty -first General Assembly, or to their assigns, there 
shall be allowed and paid the same sum per diem as to the 
regular secretaries and clerks at said session; the number of 
days having been certified by the secretary and clerk, respec- 
tively, of said session. 

To the extra assistant enrolling and engrossing clerks of 
the Senate and House of Representatives of the twenty- 
first General Assembly, the same sum per diem as to the 
regular secretary and clerk ; the time of each being certified 
by the principal clerks and chairman of the enrolling and 
engrossing committees of said session. 

To the clerks of the several committees of either house of committee clerks, 
the twenty -first General Assembly, the same sum per diem 



24 



APPR0PBI1.TI0NS. 



the committee 
rooms. 



Postmasters. 



Pages. 



M. S. Dimning. 



as tlie clerks ; the time being certified Ijj the chairman of 
the respective committees, 
saperint^ndent of To the Superintendent of committee rooms of the twenty- 
first General Assembly, the same sum per diem as door 
keepers; the time being certified by the speaker of the 
House of Kepresentatives of said General Assembly. 

To the postmaster of the Senate and postmaster and 
assistant postmaster and folder of the House of liepresen- 
tatives of the twenty-first General Assembly, the same sum 
per diem as secretaries and clerks, and to John K. Camp- 
bell, boy emploj^ecl in the House of Representatives to 
assist the postmaster, the sum of two dollars per day; the 
time being certified by the speakers, resj)ectively, of said 
General Assembly. 

To the pages of the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the twenty-first General Assembly, the sum of one 
dollar and fifty cents per day, each ; the time being certified 
by the speakers, respective!}^, of said General Assembly. 

To M. S. Dunning, or assignee, police officer of the Sen- 
ate and House of Re^^resentatives of the twenty-first Gen- 
eral Assembly, the sum of four dollars 23er day; the time 
being certified by the speaker of the Senate of said General 
Assembly. 

To Michael Mj^ers, mail carrier of the twenty-first General 
Assembly, one dollar and fift_y cents per day; the time being 
certified by either speaker of said General Assembly. 

To D. J. Waggoner, for cash by him paid for cleaning 
spittoons and repairing chairs of the Senate, for the twenty- 
first General Assembly, the sum of eleven dollars and fifty 
cents. 

To John Jackson, eighteen dollars, for cleaning spittoons 
for the House of Rejjresentatives of the twenty-first General 
Assembly. 

To Henry Binmore and Robert R, Hitt, reporters, respec- 
tively, for the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
twent^'-first General Assembly, each the sum of five dollars 
per day. 

To the Auditor of Public Accounts, at the rate of two 
thousand and eight hundred dollars per annum, for clerk 
hire, from the adjournment of the twenty-first General 
Assembly to the adjournment of the present General 
Assembly. 

To the Secretary of State, at the rate of seven hundred 
dollars per annum, for clerk hire, from the adjournment of 
the twenty-first General Assembly to the adjournment of 
the present General Assembly. 

To the Secretary of State, the sum of two hundred and 
fifty dollars, for making index, etc., to the laws, jom'nals 
and reports of the twenty-first General Assembly. 

To the State Treasurer, at the rate of seven hundred 
dollars per annum, for clerk hire, from the adjournment of 



Michael Myers. 



B. J. Wagkoiier. 



John Jackson. 



Reporters. 



Auditor. 



Secretar/ of Sta c 



Treasurer. 



APPEOPKIATIONS. 25 

the twentj-first General Assembly to the adjournment of 
the present General Assembly. 

To the clerk of the Fund Commissioner's office, at the ^^oL,"^^'- 
rate of one thousand dollars per annum, from the adjourn- 
ment of the twenty -first General Assembly to the adjourn- 
ment of the present General Assembly; to be paid upon 
the certificate of the Governor. 

And the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby required 
to issue his warrants upon the treasury, in favor of the per- 
sons above named, or their legal representatives, for the 
amounts herein appropriated: Provided, that in case any 
payment on account of any of the claims hereinbefore 
specified has been heretofore made, by order of the Gover- 
nor, from the contingent fund, or otherwise, then the Audi- 
tor shall issue his warrant for such sum or sums only as 
remain unpaid. 

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

Appp.oved January 11, 1861. ^ 



AN ACT appropriating the sum of ten thousand dollars, for the purpose of In force February 
furnishing and repairing the house and grounds of the Executive residence, 12, 1861. 
in the State of Illinois. 

[Sectiox 1.] Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illi7iois, represented in the General Assembly, That there is 
hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the treasury, 
subject to appropriation, the sum of ten thousand dollars, for 
the purpose of furnishing and repairing the house and 
grounds of the Executive residence in this State. 

§ 2. Said money shall be subject to the order of the 
Governor, and shall be used by him, in his discretion, for 
the purposes aforesaid. 

§ 3. The Governor shall keep an accurate account of all 
moneys expended by him, and shall, at the next session of 
the Legislature of this State, report such expenditure, not 
exceeding the sum aforesaid, to the committee on public 
accounts and expenditures, and shall exhibit to such com- 
mittee vouchers for all money paid out by him in the appro- 
priation of the sum aforesaid. 

§ 4. This act shall be a public act, and shall take effect 
from and after its passage. 

Appkoved February 12, 1861. 



26 APPEOPRIATIOKS. 

In force January AX ACT making a partial appropriation for defraying the expenses of this 
^*' ^^"^^^ . General Assembly. 

[Section 1.] Be it enacted hy the Peoj)le of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General AssemUy^ That the Au- 
ditor of PiibHc Accounts be and is hereby authorized and 
required to draw his ^Yarrant on the Treasurer for the sum 
of fifty dollars for each member of the General Assembly; 
and, also, his warrant for a like sum for each elective officer 
of the Senate and House of Representatives ; which sums 
shall be paid out of any money not otherwise specially ap- 
propriated. 

§ 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Appeoved January 1-i, 1S61. 



In force January xVX ACT to provide for the payment of postage and stationery for this Gen- 
^5. 1S61. eral Assembly. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ rep)resented in the General Assembly, That the sum 
Appropriation for of five tliousaud dollars bc appropriated, out of any moneys 
stationery, &c. {^i tlic trcasury, iiot otlicrwise appropriated, to the payment 
of stationery and post office stamps, for the use of the mem- 
bers of this General Assembly. 
Secretary of state § 2. The Secretary of State shall distribute, from time 
tTonei-yf&c!''''' to time, to the members of both houses of the General As- 
sembly, the necessary quantity of stationery and post office 
stamps : Provided, however, that the amount of stationery 
and stamps, including the amouut already distributed to 
members, shall not exceed the amount appropriated by the 
first section of this act. 

§ 3. This act to take effect from and after its passage. 
Approved January 15, 1861. 



In force February AX ACT to provide for the payment of certain contingent expenses, for 
^^' ^^^^- which no appropriation has heretofore been made. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Au- 
Auditor to draw ditor of PubKc Accouuts be and he is hereby directed to 
warrants. ^^^^^ j^.^ Warrant upon the Treasurer, who shall pay the 

same, out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise ap- 
propriated, in favor of the following named persons, for the 
sum or sums herein specified, to-wit : 



APPEOPEIATIOX. 21 

To eacli of the Bank Commissioners, from the adiom-n- ^°f^^'°r °/^ank 

„ -,. ,, •11 • • T ^ Commissioners. 

ment oi the last Grenerai Assembly mitil otherwise proviciea 
by law, the sum of five dollars per day, for the time actually 
employed as such commissioners, and ten cents per mile for 
every mile necessary travel in the discharge of the duties of 
their ofiices ; vouchers being tiled with the Auditor, ap- 
proved by the Governor, upon bill of particulars verified by 
affidavit of the party filing the same. 

To the Sprino-field Gas Light Company, the sum of nine- spiingfieid Gas 
teen hundred and fifty dollars and fifty-three cents, as per ^'°''' company. 
bill rendered, to be filed in the Auditor's office. 

To Jackson Grimshaw, Gustavus Koerner and Orville H. Jackson Grim- 
Browning, the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, for services ^ ^^^^" ° ^'^^' 
before the canal scrip investigating committee, as per voucher, 
approved by Governor Bissell ; which voucher is to be filed 
in the Auditor's office. 

To John Wood, the sum of twenty-five dollars, for cash j^^^^ ^y^o^^ 
by him paid to John Mulredy, for services as gardener at 
the Governor's house. 

To the United States Express Company, for sundry ex- u.s. Express co. 
press charges, incurred and unpaid by Governor Bissell, in 
the discharge of his official duty, the sum of fourteen dol- 
lars. 

To the American Bank ISTote Company, for engraving American Bank- 
State bonds, as per bill filed in the Auditor's office, seven- "^"^^ company. 
teen hundred and eighteen dollars and fifty cents. 

To Leopold Kichter, for making index maps of the State Leopold Eichter. 
and lithographing the same, as per bill filed, sixty-five dol- 
lars. 

To Masonic Hall Joint Stock Company, eight hundred Masonic uaii 
and fifty-six dollars and twenty cents, being the balance due ^'^^ o^pany. 
them up to the 3ist day of December, A. D., 1860, for the 
rent of their hall, for the use of the geological collection. 

To John M. Yan Osdell, six hundred dollars, being the John m. van os- 
balance due him for desks in Senate chamber, ventilating ^^^' 
registers, etc., as per bill rendered. 

To A. J. Flanders, for services rendered as fireman in the a. j. Fianders. 
House of Representatives for the twenty-first General As- 
sembly, as per certificate of the speaker of said House of 
Representatives, two hundred and eight dollars. 

To Edward Bement, of New York, for books by him Edward Bement 
purchased as agent for this State in said city, the sum of 
twenty-six dollars. 

To M. Doyle, for shrubbery furnished the Governor's m. Doyie. 
grounds, two dollars and seventy-five cents. 

To A. J. Babcock, for materials and labor for repairs upon ^- J- ^abcock. 
the Governor's house, eighteen dollars and thirty-four cents. 

To B. F. Fox, for locks, staples, etc., furnished for the use b. f.fox. 
of the State arsenal, under the direction of the Quarter- 
master General, nine dollars and forty cents. 



APPROPRIATIONS. 



B. S. Sherman 
and others. 



B. B. Hawley & 
Co. 



J. A. Hough. 



Elder & Bro. 



Armstrong and 
Connelly. 



Clergymen of 
Springfield. 



Hough & Co. 



Ruckel & Johns. 



Sands & Young. 



Mrs. E.K.Bissell. 



C. M. & S. Smith. 



Bailhache & Ba- 
ker. 



N. Bateman. 



W. U. Powell. 



W. P. Rush. 



To E. S. Sherman, Michael Kehoe, and William H. 
Brown, each the snm of twenty-six dollars, for services as 
witnesses before the canal scrip investigating committee. 

To E. B. Hawley & Co., two hnndred and seventeen dol- 
lars and seventeen cents, for carpets, oil cloth, etc., furnished 
for committee rooms and Governor's room, as per bill ren- 
dered. 

To J. A. Hongh, six hnndred and thirty-one dollars and 
seventy cents, being the balance due him for materials fur- 
nished and labor done in the State house, as per bill rendered. 

To Elder & Bro., four hundred dollars, being the balance 
due them for stoves for Senate chamber, committee rooms, 
etc., as per account rendered. 

To Armstrong & Connelly, five hundred and sixty-seven 
dollars, for materials furnished and labor performed in and 
about the State house, being the balance, as per account 
rendered. 

To the clergymen of the city of Springfield, who acted as 
chaplains- at the last session of the General Assembly, the 
sum of one hundred and seventy-five dollars, to be divided 
among them, upon the certificate of the late Speaker. 

To Hough & Co., one hundred and fifty-seven dollars and 
five cents, a balance due them for flaf>'o:ino; and work done 
in basement of State house, as per account rendered. 

To Ruckel & Johns, four hnndred and twenty-nine dol- 
lars and seventeen cents, balance due them for painting in 
the hall of the House of Representatives, Senate chamber, 
and articles furnished and labor done, as per account ren- 
dered. 

To Sands & Young, two hundred and sixty-five dollars 
and fifty-one cents, balance due them, for plastering in the 
basement and materials furnished and labor performed, as 
per bill rendered. 

To Mrs. E. K. Bissell, widow of the late Governor Wil- 
liam H. Bissell, the sum of twenty-five hnndred dollars, 
for fuel, repairs, gardener, etc., for the years 1859 and 1860. 

To C. M. & S. Smith, one thousand and forty dollars and 
sixty-one cents, being balance due them for carpets and other 
articles furnished for Senate chamber and House of Repre- 
sentatives, as per bill rendered. 

To Bailhache & Baker, the sum of thirteen hundred and 
twenty-five dollars and fifty-four cents, being the amount of 
sundry bills for printing, as per bill rendered. 

To Newton Bateman, seven hundred and ninety-five dol- 
lars and twenty-five cents, for clerk hire and traveling ex- 
penses, for the years 1859 and 1860. 

To William H. Powell, three hundred and forty-two dol- 
lars, balance due him for clerk hire, postage, cuts for report, 
etc., for 1857 and 1858. 

To Wm. P. Rush, two hundred and twelve dollars, for 
services as porter and fireman of the House of Re23resenta- 



APPEC P5IATI0XS. 39 

tives of the twenty-first General Assembly, as per certificate 
of said House of Representatives. 

To William Hnrst, five dollars, for cash paid by him for 'vv. Hurst, 
cleaning spittoons in committee rooms, session 1859. 

To B. E. Bristow, fourteen dollars and thirty cents, for b. f. Bristow. 
su|)plies furnished troops under Governor Ford, in one of 
the excursions to Hancock county. 

To A. H. Worthen, one hundred and twenty -five dollars, a. h. worthen. 
for cases made for the geological collection. 

To J. A. Hough, fifty dollars, for making case for arms in j. a. iiough. 
Secretary of State's ofiice. 

To J. A. Hough, fifteen dollars and seventy-five cents, J- a. Hough, 
for repairs in Governor's house. 

To F. E. Payne, six dollars and twenty-five cents, for re- f. e. payne. 
pairs in Governor's house, as per bill. 

To Joseph B, Gomez, sixty dollars, for painting cannon J- b. Gomez. 
and carriages, as per bill, approved by the Quarter-master 
General. 

To W. W". "Watson & Son, one hundred and forty-six w. w. watson & 
dollars, for ice furnished the ofiicers in the state house, as ^°'^" 
per account rendered. 

To David R. Ives, the sum of two hundred and fifty-six d. r. ives. 
dollars and five cents, for five months' services as clerk in 
the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. 

To John Jackson, the sum of four hundred and sixty-six John jackson. 
dollars, for cleaning pots in the basement, from the 28th 
day of February, 1859, until the 7th day of January, 1861, 
and for whitewashing the privy. 

To W. B. Fondey, the sum of seventy-seven dollars and w. b. Fondey. 
twenty-seven cents, for materials furnished in constructing 
the Executive mansion. 

To John G. Graham, for amount paid for telegraphic dis- j. g. Graham. 
patches, January 29, 1859, fourteen dollars and seventy 
cents. 

For defraying the expenses attending the funeral of the Funeral expenses 
late Governor Bissell, the sum of ten hundred and fifteen ^°^' ^^^'^"• 
dollars and seventy -seven cents, as per accounts filed in the 
Auditor's office, by John Hutchinson, undertaker, and others, 
furnishing articles for the same. 

To William Windoes, the sum of six dollars per day, for w. windoes. 
assistant sergeant-at-arms, and for other serAdces performed 
in the Senate chamber, at this session of the General As- 
sembly. 

The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby directed, upon Auditor to issue 
filing a bill of particulars by the persons herein named, to iLg^S °° ^ 
issue a warrant for the amount due to each of them respec- 
tively ; which shall be paid out of any money not otherwise 
appropriated. 

§ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Appeoved February 20, 1861. 



30 APPEOPRIATIOX. 

In force J"^*!!^™*^" ^\^X ACT to provide for certain expenses of the Governmeat, not otherwise] 
' ' "' " " provided for by law. 

Appropriation for Section 1. Be H encicted 1)1) the People of the State of 

ofd'i provi- Illinois, represented in the General Assembly^ That the fol 

dedfor. lowing appropriations be, and they are hereby made for 

the payment of the several amounts hereinafter mentioned, 
to-wit : 

Porters, etc. Ist. To the porters, firemen, mail-carriers and employees 

of the General Assembly, not otherwise provided for, each 
the smn of three dollars per day. 

Pages of Senate 2nd. To the pages of the Senate and House of Repre- 

RV-esentatives. seutatives, cacli the sum of two dollars per day. 

John Tiison. 3d. To Joliu Tilsou, private secretary to Grovernor "Wood, 

and "William L. Marshall, private secretary of Governor 
Yates, each the sum of six dollars joer day, for the time re- 
spectively employed by them during this General Assembly. 

Clerks of commit- 4th. To the clerks employed by committees, and all 

^^*^*" other extra clerk's employed during this General Assembly, 

the sum of four dolUirs per daj^ 

Clergymen. 5th. To the clergymeu employed as chaplains, and who 

have officiated as such during the present session of the 
General Assembly, the sura of one hundred and seventy- 
five dollars. 

Superintendents 6th. To the persous liaviug charge of the committee 

rooms™"'^^'^^ rooms, the sum of five dollars per day, not more than two 
persons to be paid under this provision. 

state Librarian. 7tli. To Edward L. AYlUs, the sum of three dollars per 
day, as librarian during the session of the General Assem- 
bly. 

John Jackson. 8th. To Jolm Jaclvson, for services for cleaning and at- 

tendance in the basement c»f the State House, the sum of 
four dollars per day. 

Porters of State 9th. To tlic portcrs of tlic State ofiices, the sum of one 

offices. cloilar and fifty cents per day. 

Policeman of se- 10th. To Johu Keefuer, policeman, appointed by the 

nate. Speaker of the Senate, at this session, the sum of five dollars 

per day. 

Policeman of 11th. To C. Sampsou, policcmau, appointed by the 

Sntatives.^'^^''^'^" Speaker of the House of Representatives, the sum of five 
dollars per day. 

For newspapers. 12th. Tlicre is hereby appropriated a sum sufiicient to 
pay for the newspapers ordered by this General Assembly, 
the bills to be certified by the Secretary of State and the 
clerks of the respective Houses, and approved by the Gov- 
ernor, 

J. &j. w. Bunn. 13th. To J. aud J. W. Bunn, ninety dollars and thirty- 
two cents, for sundry articles, as per account rendered. 

J. A. Hough. llth. To J. A. ilough, three hundred and thirty-eight 

dollars and sixty-two cents, for matting for Senate and 
House, and repairs done on desks, etc., as per bill rendered. 



AI'PKOPEIATIOX. 31 

15tli. To Eli Ivreigli, one liundred and two dollars and e. Kreigh. 
sixty-nine cents, for zinc, repairs done on State Honse, etc., 
as per account rendered. 

16tli. To F. E. Payne, for repairs done on desks, etc., f. e. Payne. 
this session, the sum of seventeen dollars. 

17th. To 'N. Lowery, five dollars and fifty cents, for n. Lowery. 
locks to desks in hall of House of Representatives. • 

18th. To John Armstrong, three hundred and three dol- *^^^" Armstrong, 
lars and fifty-five cents, for labor done and materials furnish- 
ed, as per Vnll rendered. 

19th. To Willard and Zimmerman, twenty-eight dollars wiiiani andzim- 
and fifty cents, for painting, glazing, etc., done upon the ''•'"'^'"^• 
Governor's house and State house. 

20th. To B. F. Fox, sixty-five dollars and thirty-three b. f. fox. 
cents, for articles furnished for use of the Legislatm-e ana 
Governor's house. 

21st. To J. R. Bacon, one hundred and six dollars and J- R- Bacon, 
eighty-five cents, for stationery, etc., furnished the General 
Assembly. 

22d. A sum not exceedins^ twenty thousand dollars, or to pay expenses 

1 , 1 /. T ^ •11 • i 1 of constitutional 

so much thereot as may be necessary, is hereby approiDriated convention, 
for the expenses, other than the pay of the members and 
ofiicers of the convention, as contemplated in an act entitled 
an act to provide for calling a convention to amend the con- 
stitution of the State of Illinois, approved January thirty- 
first, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, which sum shall be 
subject to the order of the Secretary of State, upon filing 
with the Auditor proper vouchers, approved by the Gover- 
nor. 

23d. To the Illinois Journal and State Register, two state jom-nai and 
hundred and fifty dollars each, fur publishing the general ^*^*e ^^^^sister. 
laws passed at the present General Assembly. 

21th. To Robert R. Hitt, reporter of the Senate, and R. R- uitt. 
Henry Binmore, reporter for the House of Representatives, 
each the sum of six dollars per day, during the session. 

25th. To Anthony Mayol, five dollars, for repairing flag a. aiayoi. 
on State house. 

26th. To Richard White, twenty-eight dollars and twelve R- wwte. 
cents, for work done in cleaning arms belonging to State, , 

27th, To the Sprin2;field Gas.Lio-ht Company, two hun- spnngfieid Gas 
dred and fifty-eight dollars, for gas'for the use of the State ^'=^'' company, 
house. Governor's house, etc., during this session, as per 
bills. 

28th. A sum, not exceeding two thousand dollars, is Further appro- 
hereby appropriated, to pay for rent o: committee rooms, re- meet'*'°Lpenses 
pairs of furniture, stationery, services of porters about the Jrovidrd^fo^^^ 
State house, and other articles furnished or services ren- 
dered during this session of the Legislature, for which no 
appropriation has been made, to be paid upon proper vouch- 
ers certified by the Secretary of State and ap^^roved by the 
Governor. A bill of particulars, in all appropriations here- 
in made, shall be filed in the Auditor's oince. 



32 APPKOPRlATIOISr. 

johu Cook, Quar- 29th. To Joliii Cook, fivG liimdrecl and eighty-nine dol 
erir^^*" ^"' ^'"^I'S '"^^^^ fifteen cents, for his services as Quarter-master 
General, and for money by him advanced to pay freight, 
etc., on State arms. 

joiiah Francis. 30th. To Josiah Francis, seven hundred and seventeen 
dollars, for services and cash advanced to pay freight, etc., 
as Quarter-master General, from Sej)tember, eighteen hun- 
dred and fifty-eight, to February eighieen hmidred and 
sixty one. 
Busby. 31st. To E. Busby, tvrenty-one dollars, for repairs done 

upon the State arsenal. 

Consul Sampson. 32d. To Cousul Sampsou, five dollars for same purpose. 

F. E. Payne. 33d. To F. E. Payuc, three dollars, for same purpose. 

E. B. Fox. 3-4:th. To E. B. Fox, twelve dollars and forty-nine cents, 

for articles furnished for State arsenal. 

J. pfeirick. 35th. To J. Peirick and Brother, thirteen dollars and 

sixty cents, for repairs of State arms. 

K. V. Moore. 36th. To E. Y. Moore, six dollars and fifty cents, for 

same purpose. 

T. s. Pinckard & oTtli. To T. S. Piuckard and B. A. Pichards, one hun- 

B. A. Richards, ^j^.^^j dollars, for ouc tliousaud Legislative Directories, order- 
ed by resolution. 

T. s. Mather. 3 8 til. To T. S. Mather, one hundred and thirty-five dol- 

lars and twenty-five cents, for cash advanced by him in col- 
lecting State arms, porterage and stationery, as Quarter- 
master General, as per account. 

J Y. scammon. 39th. To J. Youug Scammou, eight hundred and seven- 
ty-five dollars, and interest thereon from the first day of 
Febuar}^, eighteen hundred and forty-six, as per bond issued 
Ijy Governor Bissell, on the eighteenth day of February, 
eighteen hundred and fifty-seven. 

D. J. Waggoner. -iOtli. To D. J. Waggoucr, ouc huudrcd and fifty dollars, 
for services in arrestins; two horse thieves in the State of 
Wisconsin, by virtue of a requisition issued by Governor 
Bissell. 

.James Robb and 4:lst. To Jamcs Pobb and Charles Congdon, twenty-one 

Charles congdon. (^jollars aud forty-threc cents, for freight in transporting can- 
non and arms from Bloomington to SpringfiLcld. 

Committee to visit 4:2d. To cach member of the joint committee of the Se- 

state institutions ^^^^^ ^^^^^ Housc of Keprescntatives, who visited the Peniten- 
tiary at Joliet at the last session of the General Assembly, 
the sum of thirty dollars ; and also a like sum to each mem- 
ber of the joint committee of the Senate and House of Eep- 
resentatives who visited the Penitentiary at Joliet, at the 
present session of the General Assembly, to be certified by 
the chairman of the respective committees ; to each member 
of the joint committee of the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives, who visited the State Institutions at Jacksonville 
this and last session, the sum of fifteen dollars, to be certi- 
fied by the chairman of the respective committees. 



APPROPRIATIONS. 33 

4:3d. To the pro tern, speaker of the House of Represen- Protem. speaker, 
tatives, the sum of three dollars per daj", for services during 
the organization of the House. 

i-itli. To the j)'>'o tern, clerks, door-keepers, firemen and Pro tem. cierks. 
assistants, at the organization of the House, the sum of six 
dollars per day, until the House was duly organized. 

45th. To the extra assistant eno;rossino; and enrolling Extra assistant 

- . ,o c3 O enrolling and en- 

clerks, the sum oi six dollars per day. grossing cierks. 

46th. A sum sufficient, in addition to the sum already Additional appro- 

' (. 1 • r-i T A 1 I " priation for post- 

appropriated, to pay the postage ot this (reneral Assembly, age. 
which shall be paid upon filing a proper voucher, certified 
by the postmaster of the city of Springfield, and approved 
by the Governor; and the Auditor of Public Accounts is 
hereby directed to draw his warrants upon the treasurer 
for the same. 

4Tth. To C. and C. H. Edwards, the sum of nine dollars, c.h. Edwards, 
for repairing and fastening the tin roof upon the arsenal. 

4Sth. To David Speer, the sum of sixty-eight dollars, for ^avid speer. 
the rent of four rooms, with stoves and furniture, for the use 
of the standino- committees at the last session of the General 
Assembly. 

49th. To the clerk and first assistant clerk of the House, Additional to 
the sum of twenty -five dollars each, for extra work done 
after twelve o'clock at night. 

§ 3. Upon filing with the Auditor of Public Accounts ho^ paid, 
the proper accounts, duly certified to by the proper officers, 
in the usual way, the Auditor shall draw his warrant upon 
the revenue fund for the respective amounts hereinbefore 
specified, to be paid out of said revenue fund by the State 
Treasurer. • 

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

Approved February ^2, 1861. 



iations to 
members. 



AX ACT making appropriations for the pay of the officers and members of In force February 
this and the next General Assembly, and for the salaries of the officers of ^^' ■^^^^• 
the government. 

Segtioist 1. Be it enacted hj the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assemhly^ That the Appropr 
following appropriations be and the same are hereby made p^^^ 
to the members and officei'S of this and the next General 
Assembly of the State of Illinois, and for the salaries of 
the officers of the government : 

1st. To the speakers of the Senate and House of Pep- speakers of each 
resentatives, each the sum of three dollars per day for the "°"^^- 
first forty-two days' attendance, and two dollars per day for 
each day's attendance thereafter. 

2d. To each member of the Senate and House of Pep- Members of each 
resentatives, the sum of two dollars per day for the first "°"^^" 
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34 APPEOPEIATIONS. 

forty-two days' attendance, and one dollar per day for each 
day's attendance thereafter. 
Mileage. 3d. To eacli member of the Senate and House of Rep- 

resentatives, including the speakers of both houses, ten 
cents per mile for each necessary mile's travel in going to 
and returning from the seat of government. 
Secretary of the ttth. To tlic sccrctary and assistant secretaries of the 
of HousT^dTs'^ Senate, and to the clerk and assistant clerks of the House 
sistants. of Representatives, each the sum of six dollars per day. 

Enrolling and en- 5th. To the enrolling and engrossing clerks of the Sen- 
grossing clerks, ^^q ^^^^ Housc of Representatives, each the sum of six dol- 
lars per day. 
Assistant enroll- 5th. To the assistaut enrolling and engrossing clerks of 
in| clerks." the Scuato and House of Representatives, each the sum of 

six dollars per day. 
ser-reant-at-arms ^^^' '^'^ ^^^^ sergeaut-at-amis and assistant sergeant-at- 
doorkeeper and amis of the Senate, and to the door-keeper and assistant 
is an s. door-keepers of the House of Representatives, the sum of 
six dollars per day. 
Postmasters of Ytli. To the postmastcr of the Senate, and the postmas- 
both Houses. ^gj. ^^^ assistant postmaster of the House of Representa- 
tives, the sum of six dollars per day. 
Compensation— § ^- The time for which compensation is hereby allowed 
how paid. to cach member and officer of the General Assembly shall 

be certified to by the speakers of the respective houses, 
except the time of the speakers of the Senate and House 
of Representatives, w^hicli shall be certified to by the 
respective secretaries of the said Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives — all of whicli shall be entered ujDon the jour- 
nals, and published as a part thereof ; and upon the present- 
ation of said certificates to the Auditor, he shall draw his 
warrants upon the revenue fund for the amounts to whicli 
each person sliall be entitled as aforesaid, to be paid by the 
State Treasurer out of the said revenue fund in the State 
treasury. 
Salaries of State § ^- ^he followiug sums are hereby appropriated for 
officers. the salaries of the officers of the government, until other- 

wise provided for by law : 
Governor. Ist. To tlic Govcmor, at the rate of fifteen hundred 

dollars per annum. 
, ,., 2nd. To the Auditor of Public Accounts, at the rate of 

Auditor. ' 

one thousand dollars per annum. 
Secretary of state 3rd. To the Secretary of State, at the rate of eight 

hundred dollars per annum. 
state Treasurer. 4th. To the State Treasurer, at the rate of eight hundred 

dollars per annum. 
Superintendent of ^th. To the Superintendent of Public Instruction, at the 
"public instruc- j-^^e of fifteen hundred dollars per annum. 
"°"' ^ 6th. To each of the Judges of the Supreme Court of 

''court. ^"'"'■^"'^ this State, at the rate of twelve hundred dollars per annum. 



APPEOPKIATIONS. 35 

Tth. To eacli^of the Judges of the Circuit Courts of this Judges of cu-cuit 
State, at the rate of one thousand dollars per annum. ^"'^^" 

8th. To each of the State's Attorneys of this State, at state's attorneys. 
the rate of live hundred dollars per annum. 

9th. To each of the Judges of the Superior Court of Judges superior 
Chicago, the Judge of the Recorder's Court of Chicago, ando\hers. ^^^° 
the Judge of the Alton City Court, the J udge of the Court 
of Common Pleas of the cities of Elgin and Aurora, the 
Judge of the Recorders' Courts of La Salle and Peru, and 
the Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the city of 
Cairo, the sum of one thousand dollars each per annum. 

10th. To the Prosecuting Attorney of the Superior prosecuting attor- 
Conrt of Chicago, the sum ol" two hundred and fifty dollars coLt of cMcago 
per annum. To the Prosecuting Attorneys of the Record- ^n^ others, 
er's Court of Chicago, the Alton City Court, and the Court 
of Common Pleas of the city of Cairo, each the sum of five 
hundred dollars per annum. 

And the Auditor shall draw his warrants on the revenue Auditor to draw 
fund for the payment of the several amounts herein provi- '^^^^'^t^- 
ded for in this section, in quarterly payments, to be paid by 
the State Treasurer out of the said revenue fund in the 
State treasury. 

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

Approved February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT to provide for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the govern- In force February 
nient until the adjournment of the next reguhir session of the General Assem- ^l, 1861. 
bly. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly, That the 
following sums be and the same are hereby appropriated, contingent ex- 
to meet the ordinary and contingent expenses of the o-ov- ^^°^^^ piowided 
ernment until the adjournment of the next regular session 
of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois. 

A sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, as a contingent state government 
fund, to meet the contingent expenses of the State govern- 
ment; and the said sum shall be subject to the order of the 
Governor, for defraying all such expenses as are unforeseen 
by the General Assembly, or are unprovided for by law ; a 
proper statement of which shall be laid before the next 
General Asssembly by the Auditor in his biennial report. 
The sum of twenty-five hundred dollars per annum for fuel 
and lights for the Executive mansion, and for services of a 
competent person to take care of the gardens attached to 
the Executive mansion, and for necessary and incidental 
expenses connected therewith, subject to and to be paid to 
the Governor upon his order. 



o6 APPKOPRIATIONS. 

^ment*'^'^'^^^'"'' "^^^ ^^^® ExGcutive department, for postage, stationery, and 
other incidental expenses of said department, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars. 

Office Secretary To the Secretary of State's otKce, for furniture, repairs 
of office, postage, stationery, books, lights, etc., binding, 
subscription to periodicals, etc., for State library, a sum not 
exceeding three thousand dollars. 

Fuel, Ughts, etc. Yqy fuel and lights, for the use of the Legislature and State 
ofhcers, stationery, printing, paper, blanks, and other inci- 
dental expenses, necessary in the discharge of the duties 
I'equired of him as Secretary of State, a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars. 

Secretary of State To the Secretary of State, for clerk hire, from the end of 
this General Assembly until the end of the next General 
Assembly, a sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars per 
annum, to be p)aid in quarterly payments. 

Auditor, for clerk § 2. To tlic Auditor of Pubiic Accounts, for clerk hire, 

^^^' from the end of this General Assembly to the end of the 

next General Assembly, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight 
hundred dollars per annum, to be paid in quarterly pay- 
ments. 

^£re; ?epak'^ To the Auditor's office, for furniture, repairs of office, 

etc- ' ' printing blanks, patents, etc., for the office, for postage, 

stationery, books ,ancl candles, and for contingent expenses 
necessary in the discharge of the duties required of him by 
law, a sum not exceeding live thousand dollars. 

To Treasurer, for § 3. To thc State Trcasurcr, for clerk hire from the end 
of this General Assembly until the end of the next General 
Assembly, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars p^er 
annum, to be paid in quarterly payments. 

To Treasurer, for To the offico of State Troasurcr, for books, furniture, 

furniture, post- . i i • • i i 

age, stationery, postagc, Stationery, and other mcidental expenses necessary 
^''°' in the discharge of the duties of his office, a sum not exceed- 

ing one thousand dollars. A sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars is h^'eby appropriated for repairs necessary to 
be made in and about the State house and grounds around 
it, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary and 
Treasurer. The sum of lifty dollars per month, from and 
after the passage of this act until the lirst day of June next, 
is hereby appropriated to the Treasurer for a night watch, 
during said time, in said office, while the same is being 
repaired. 
Clerk of the Fund To the clcrlv of the fund commissioner's office, one thou- 
commissioner. ^.^^^^ ^^||.^^.g ^^^^^ aununi. Said clerk shall not be employed 

longer than is necessary, in the opinion of the Governor. 

The Masonic Hall To the Masouic Hall Stock Company, at the rate of five 

ompany. |^^^j^(^j.g(] dollars per annum for the rent of hall for the use 

of the geological collection. 

Superintendent of § 4, To the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the sum 

lion," for '"clerk of sevcn hundred and fifty dollars per annum for clerk hire 

lure, etc. -^^ j^j^ officc*, for traveling expenses the sum of three hun- 



APPKOPKIATIONS — AUDITOR. 37 

dred dollars ; for repairs and furniture of office, the sum of 
one hundred dollars. 

The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby directed to draw now paid, 
his warrants upon the Treasurer for the sums, respectively, 
as herein specified, which shall be paid out of any moneys 
not otherwise appointed. 

This act shall take efiect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Appkoyed February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT to provide for the payment and expenses of the Commissioners to In force February 
Washington, and for the payment of the expenses of the Senate Finaneial ^0. 1S61. 
Investigating Committee. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People erf the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That there is 
hereby appropriated, out of the revenue fund, for the pay- ray of comicis- 
ment and expenses of the Commissioners to Washington, ingtoL! *° ^^''"''^' 
the sum of eight dollars per day for each day of actual 
service of each of said Commissioners, and ten cents a mile 
going and returning from the said city of Washington, for 
each of said Commissioners, to be paid on the Auditor's 
^varrants in favor of each of said Commissioners, for the 
respective amounts due to them ; and, upon final settlement 
and payment \sA\h. said Commissioners, the Secretary of 
State shall certify the amount due to each. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted, That the sum of four Pay of the senate 
thousand dollars is appropriated, out of the revenue fund, com^ftee?" 
in the treasury, for the purpose of paying the Senate 
Finance Investigating Committee, authorized at the last 
session of the General Assembly, and all the expenses inci- 
dent to said investigation ; the Auditor to issue his warrant 
therefor u2)on the Treasurer, to the persons entitled to any 
part of the same, upon the certificate of a majority of said 
committee, 

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

Appkoved February 20, A. D. 1861. 



AN ACT to alithorize the Auditor to provide for the defence of a certain suit In force January 

herein named. . 30, 1S61. 

[Section 1.] Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the 
Auditor of Public Accounts be and he is hereby authorized 



38 



AUDITOR. 



to employ some suitable person or persons to appear as the 
attorney or attorneys for l]ie defendant and defend a certain 
suit, now pending in the Supreme Court of the United 
States, wherein the Bank of the Kepublic is plaintiff in 
error, and the county of Hamilton is defendant in error; 
and, that for the expenses connected therewith, the said 
Auditor be and he is hereb}^ authorized to draw his warrant, 
upon the requisition of the Governor, accompanied with 
the proper account and youchers, upon the revenue fund in 
the State treasury. 

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

Appkoved January"" 



In force Februa- AX ACT to authorize the Auditor of Public Accounts to retain the coupons 
ry, IS, 1S61. or interest dividend deposited in his office by tlie various banks of this 

State, in payment of the tax due upon the capital stock of said banks, in. 
certain eases. 



Sheriff's 
ments. 



St ate - 



Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
lUuiois, represented in the General Assembly^ That, from and 
Taxation of banks after tlic passagc of this act, it shall be the duty of each of 
the sherilis of the several counties in this State, respectively, 
in which there now is or may hereafter be located any bank 
or banks, doing business under the general banking law 
of this State, in case the tax due upon the capital stock of 
such bank or banks be not paid on or before the first day of 
June in each year, to make out and transmit to the Auditor 
a statement, in writing, verified by alfidavit, showing the 
name and number of banks in their counties, respectively, 
and the amount of State, county and other tax due from 
each and every such bank. 

§ 2. Upon receiving the statement from the said sheriff 
or sherifii's, or treasurer or treasurers, as the case may be, as 
aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the Auditor to retain in his 
possession all of the coupons or interest di^-idend de230sited 
by such bank or banks, respectively, for the purpose of pay- 
ing said tax. And on the first day of July in each year, or 
as soon thereafter as practicable, the Auditor shall convert 
a sufiicient amount of said coupons or interest dividend to 
pay said tax into money, and shall thereupon enter upon 

credit to the sherifi:* or 

the case may be, fm*- 

for the amount of the 

tax due from such delinquent banks. And at the 

time the Auditor shall pay over to such sheriff or 

sheriffs, or treasurer or treasurers, as the case may be, the 

amount of the county tax and all other tax due their coun- 

ties from said delinquent l^anks. 

Delinquent bank's § 3.. Ill uo casc shall the Auditor pay over or deliver to 

coupons. ^j^y g^^^l^ delinquent bank any part of said coupons or in- 



the proper books in his ofiice, a 
slieriff's, or treasurer or treasurers, as 
nishina: said statements, as aforesaid, 
State 
same 



BANKS. 39 

terest dividend until the president, cashier or some agent of 
said bank shall present to the Auditor a. receipt, in full, for 
all tax dne from such bank, or until the tax shall have been 
]3aid, as herein provided ; and when said tax is paid, in the 
manner pro\dded by this act, then the Auditor shall deliver 
to said bank or banks the remainder of the coupons or in- 
terest dividend due them, respectively. 

S 4. In addition to the amount of said coupons or inter- Auditor's commis- 
est dividend, required for the payment of said tax, the Au- 
ditor shall be allowed to retain one per cent, on each one 
hundred dollars paid out as tax, as his commission for the 
labor and responsibility devolved upon him by the provi- 
sions of this act. 

§ 5. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Appkoved February IS, 1861. 



sion. 



AN ACT to amend the General Banking Law, in such manner as to afford In force February 
greater security to the pubUc. ' 

Article One. 

Section 1. jBe it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented m the General Assentbly, That the 
stocks which banks now or hereafter to be organized un- 
der the general banking laws of this State shall hereafter 
deposit with the Auditor, as security for circulating notes to 
be issued thereon, shall be the stocks of the State of Illinois, 
and no others ; and it shall be lawful for the Auditor to re- 
ceive such stocks at their par value. 

§ 2. Whenever any bank, now organized under the gen- The exchange of 
eral banking laws of this State, shall be desirous of exchang- ^*°''^^' 
ing any of the stocks deposited by it with the Auditor for 
banking purposes, the average market value of which for 
the last two years have been below par, for the stocks of any 
State of the United States, the average market value of which 
for the last two years have been above or equal to par, it shall 
be lawful for the Auditor to make such exchange, and re- 
ceive the latter stocks at their current market value, not ex- 
ceeding their par value. Such privilege of exchanging 
stocks at the rate aforesaid, shall only continue until the hrst 
day of September next, ,and all such exchanges or substitu- 
tions, after that period, shall be at the ten per cent, margin 
heretofore provided by law. 

§ 3. Whenever (after the first day of July next) any of The depreciation 
the stocks deposited by an}^ bank in this State with the Au- °^ ^'^^^' 
ditor, for banking purposes, shall, from any cause, become 
depreciated in value for sixty days, below the rate at which 
the same were deposited, and circulation issued thereon, it 
shall be the imperative duty of the Auditor to immediately 



40 BANKS. 

call upon sncli bank to make np siicli deficiency, either by a 
return of its circulating notes, or by a deposit of additional 
stocks ; and if, upon due notice, such bank shall neglect or 
refuse to comply with the requisition of said call within 
thirty days, it shall, tor such default, forfeit its charter privi- 
leges and be put into liquidation by the Auditor, in the man- 
ner now provided by law in case of a failure to redeem its 
circulating notes on demand. 

Protests. § -i. While any bank is imder a protest for a failure to 

redeem its circulating notes on demand, as now provided by 
law, or under a call to make up deficiencies in its securities, 
or in process ot liquidation, the Auditor, upon demand, shall 
sell, without notice, and deliver to the holder of any of the 
circulating notes of such bank, any of the securities deposit- 
ed by such bank with the said Auditor for banking purposes ; 
the amount of securities to be sold and delivered, as afore- 
said, to be in proportion to the amount of circulating notes 
surrendered therefor, in the same proportion that the whole 
amount of securities of such bank, deposited with the Au- 
ditor, estimated at their cash value at the time of such de- 
livery, as aforesaid, bear to the wdiole amount of circulation 
then outstanding. Provided^ that in no case, however, shall 
the Auditor deliver to the said holder, as aforesaid, more 
than par value of the circulating notes returned: And^ 
provided further, that no bank in this State shall forfeit its 
charter pri\aleges, or be liable to have its bonds sold to re- 
deem its circulating notes, while in default as aforesaid, 
except in the manner provided for in this section, until after 
the expiration of six months from the passage of this act. 
For his services under this section, the Auditor shall be en- 
titled to demand and receive from each holder, as aforesaid, 
one-half of one j)er cent, as his compensation. 

Banks in liquida- § 5. Any bank in this State whose circulating notes 
shall, within sixty days from the passage of this act, be am- 
ply secured by its stocks on deposit with the Auditor, shall 
not be liable to be put in liquidation, or have its stocks sold 
for a failure to redeem its circalating notes on demand, for 
six months from and after the passage of this act : Provided, 
that in case at an}^ time during the said six months said 
stocks shall again become depreciated in value for ten days, 
such depreciation shall be made up, upon notice of the Au- 
ditor, within ten days from date of notice, or the bank shall 
immediately forfeit and be deprived of all the privileges and 
exemptions of this section : And, provided further, that the 
exemptions of this section shall not be construed so as to 
prevent the Auditor from delivering to the holder of any of 
the circulating notes of any bank in default, in the manner 
described in the preceding section, the stocks of such bank, 
as provided for in such section ; but such power of the Au- 
ditor to deliver the said bonds to the billholder shall not 
apply to any bank whose circulation shall be secured as 
aforesaid while so secured. 



tion. 



BANKS. 41 

Article Two. 

§ 1. Every bank in tliis State, except those whose place Agent for redemy.- 
of business is in the cities of Chicago or Springfiekl, may 
appoint an agent, who shall keep an office in the said cities 
of Chicago or Springtield, for the redemption of its circula- 
ting notes which shall be presented to such agent for pay- 
ment or redemption, subject to the conditions hereinafter 
provided for. 

§ 2. Such agent shall be appointed in writing, and such 
appointment in writing shall be delivered to the Auditor 
within ten days after making of the same, and shall be 
tiled in the said Auditor's office ; and the Auditor shall, im- 
mediately thereafter, publish a list of the agent or agents 
thus appointed in a daily paper published in the city of 
Chicago, and also in a daily paper published in the city of 
Springfield, and also in the county where such bank is loca- 
ted, if any paper is published there, for such time as he may 
think proper, and the expenses thereof shall be paid by the 
bank or banks above mentioned. 

§ 3. It shall be the duty of every bank, as aforesaid, out Discount 
of the cities of Chicago and Springfield, to redeem and pa}^, 
on demand, all circulating notes issued by such bank pre- 
sented for redemption or payment at the office of its said 
agent in the cities of Chicago or Springfield, at a rate of dis- 
count not exceeding three-quarters of one per cent., until 
January, 1862, and not exceeding one-half per cent, there- 
after. 

§ 4. Every such bank whose agent shall neglect or refuse 
to redeem its notes on demand, as aforesaid, shall pay, to 
the person making such demand, interest upon the notes so 
demanded at the rate of twenty per cent, per annum ; , 

and if such redemption and payment of interest is not made 
at said office within twenty days from the time when first 
demanded, such bank shall be liable to be proceeded against 
and put in liquidation by the Auditor in the manner now 
provided for by law in case of failure to redeem its circula- 
ting notes on demand. 

§ 5. Appointments of agents made in pursuance of this Appointment? of 
act may be revoked, and new appointments made, from time ^^^"'^" 
to time, by delivering such revocation and appointment to 
the Auditor, wdio shall cause the same to be published as 
hereinbefore provided for : Provided^ that no revocation 
shall take efi'ect unless accom^Danied with such new appoint- 
ment. 

§ 6. It shall be lawful for any number of banks au- 
thorized by this act to appoint agents to associate together 
for raising a joint fund, to be placed in the hands of their 
common agent, for the redemption of their circulating notes 
in the cities of Chicago or Springfield, and also the circula- 
ting notes of other banks, in such manner and under such 
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P2 BANKS. 

regiilations as may be agreed upon, and to employ such 
agents and clerks as they may deem necessary to carry on 
the business of such common agency ; but nothing in this 
section contained shall authorize the redemption or purchase 
by such agency of any circulating notes at a rate of discount 
greater than is hereinbefore provided for, nor relieve such 
banks from any duty or liability required or imposed by this 
act. 
Pir.t??fs. § 7. Every bank in this State that shall comply with the 

provisions of this act by the appointment of an agent as 
aforesaid, or shall redeem its bills at par in Chicago or 
Springfield, shall be allowed thirty days after notice of pro- 
test from the Auditor for non-payment of its circulating 
notes on demand, at the place where such bank is located, 
for the redemption of such protested notes, with interest 
thereon at the rate of six per cent, per annum only. 

§ 8. ISTo bank shall hereafter he organized under the 
general banking laws of this State, that shall not, before the 
delivery to it of any circulating notes by the Auditor, ap- 
point an agent in the manner provided for in this act, and 
become subject to the conditions herein in this act contained; 
nor shall it be lawful for the Auditor to issue any additional 
circulation to any bank now organized in this State until 
such bank shall have appointed such agent as aforesaid, and 
accepted the provisions of this act. 

Aeticle Theee. 

Treasurer's vault. § 1- It sliall bc the duty of the State Treasurer to cause 
the present vault in his oifice to be properly and securely 
lined with iron, in such a manner as to make the same fire- 
proof, and also to cause said vault to be divided by parti- 
tions, consisting of two sej^arate iron doors, with a space 
between ; said doors to be secured b}^ good and sufficient 
locks, opening with different keys, so that neither lock can 
be opened with the key to the other. The inner vault thus 
constructed shall be kept exclusively for the banking depart- 
ment, and shall contain all the bonds deposited by the banks 
for banking purposes ; and the key to the outer door of said 
inner vault shall always be kept by the Auditor, and the key 
to the inner door of the same shall always be kept by the 
State Treasurer ; and said inner vault shall not be opened, 
nor the bonds taken therefrom, at any time, except in the 
presence of the said Auditor and the State Treasurer : Pro- 
"vided, that in the case of sickness or absence of the said 
Auditor or the said Treasurer, they may respectively em- 
power, in writing, under their official seals, the Governor or 
the Secretary of State to act as their substitutes under the 
pro^"isions of this section ; but in no case shall the Governor 
or Secretary of State represent more than one of said offi- 
cers at any one time. 



§ 2. The State Treasurer shall assess and collect from 
the banks in this State, p'O rata^ upon their circulation, a 
smn sufficient to pay the expenses of the work on the vault 
in his office, as provided for in the preceding section ; and in 
case any delicienc}^ shall exist in consequence of the failure 
of any bank to pay its assessment, such deficiency may be 
paid out of the revenue fund, upon the Auditor's warrant 
drawn for that purpose, to be repaid by such defaulting 
banks. 

§ 3. The Auditor shall, in the presence of the State Blank notes. 
Treasurer, count and seal uj) with his official seal, in sepa- 
rate packages, all blank circulatmg notes in his possession, 
in such manner that the notes belonging to the different 
banks shall be in separate packages; and the Treasurer shall 
at the same time, count said notes with said Auditor, and 
after the packages are delivered to him, he shall mark the 
contents thereon, and place cross-bands upon the same, fas- 
tened together upon the two sides of the packages with his 
official seal, in such manner that said notes cannot be ab- 
stracted without breaking said seals ; and he shall thereupon 
give to the Auditor and to the respective banks, memoranda 
or receipts for the notes thus delivered to him, and place 
said packages of notes in his safe, where they shall remain, 
unless withdrawn, as hereinafter provided. Provided, that 
said notes shall be destroyed by the Auditor and Treasurer, 
whenever the bank or banks to which they belong shall so 
request, or whenever such bank or banks shall be wound 
up or put into liquidation. 

§ 4. 1^0 more circulating notes shall be prmted, unless 
the order for the same shall be signed by the Auditor, Treas- 
urer, and president or cashier of the bank ; and the plates, 
dies and materials heretofore provided by the Auditor for 
printing and marking bank notes, or hereafter procured, 
shall be deposited in some safe and secure place, subject to 
be withdrawn therefrom onlj^ upon order of said Auditor, 
Treasurer and banks, unless some such banks shall go into 
liquidation, in which case, it shall be the duty of the Audi- 
tor and Treasurer to cause all bank notes, plates, dies, and • 
materials aforesaid, pertaining to such bank, to be destroyed. 

§ 5. Whenever an}^ blank circulating notes shall be print- 
ed, they shall be sent, under the seal of the printers, to the 
State Treasurer, who. shall keep them sealed up securely in 
his safe or vaidt, giving to the Auditor and bank receipts 
therefor, until they shall be demanded, upon the joint order 
of the bank and Auditor, for circulation, or the redemption 
of mutilated notes, when he shall deliver to the Auditor so 
many of the same as shall be equal in value to the mutila- 
ted notes returned, or to the securities deposited for circula- 
tion and delivered to liim, said securities being valued as 
required by law. 



44 BANKS. 

Bank Kegutei. § 6. TliG register or registers, appointed by the Audi- 

tor, shall personally register all bank notes, and no other 
person or persons shall sign their name. Neither of said 
registers, nor any clerk or employee in the office of the 
Auditor or Treasurer, shall act as the agent or attorney of 
any bank, or as cashier or president thereof. 

I 7. The third specification of the thirty-fourth section 
of an act entitled "An act to establish a general system of 
banking," approved February 15th, 1851, shall be so con- 
strued as to require the report to show only the amount due 
by bills or notes discounted ; and so much of the same as is 
inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed. 

§ 8. The Auditor shall publish in a public newspaper in 
Springfield, quarterly, on the first Mondays of January, April, 
July and October, a statement showing what bonds are then 
held by the Treasurer for each bank, wdth the valuation at 
which said bonds are then held, together with the amount 
of notes issued to each. The expenses of such publication 
shall be paid fro rata by the banks. 

§ 9. The Bank Commissioners and the Governor, or 
any two of them, shall examine the books and securities de- 
posited at the Auditor and Treasurer's office, once in three 
months, and report [the result] to the public ; and shall do so 
at any other time, wdien requested by the officers of any 
bank — the expenses of which shall be paid by the bank or 
banks so applying. 
Aumiai statement § 10. On tlic first Mouday of July and January of each 
year, every bank or banking association in this State shall 
cause to be made out, under the oath of its cashier and pres- 
ident, a statement of the names and residences of all its 
stockholders, with the respective amounts or shares of stock 
owned by them, and transmit the same to the Auditor within 
ten days thereafter ; and every bank or banking association 
shall, at the time it transmits to the Auditor the statement 
required by the thirty-fourth section of the act approved 
February 15tli, 1851, as modified by- this act, report the 
names and residences of all its stockholders, with the res- 
pective amounts or shares of stock owned by them, and shall 
report all transfers of stock since the last report, with date 
of transfer ; and such statement shall, at all times during 
banking hours, be exhibited and shown to any person who 
may be desirous of inspectiug the same ; and every such 
bank shall, at all times, furnish to any person who may de- 
mand the same, the date of any transfer of stock. 
Signatures of lue- § H. AH bank bills or notes hereafter issued by any 
sident and cash- j^j^^]^ shall bcar tlic ofenuine sisfnatures of its president and 
cashier, or in lieu of the same, of the vice-president and 
assistant cashier ; but no other person or persons shall sign 
the names of such officers. The authorit}^ of all presidents 
and cashiers of banks wdiich have been heretofore organized 
without an actual hona fide cash capital of fifty thousand 



BANKS. 45 

dollars, and which are not actual banks of discount or depo- 
sit, shaU be construed only to extend to the signing of the 
notes of such bank ; and the control, management and busi- 
ness pertaining to any such bank or association, shall be 
solely exercised by the proprietor or proprietors thereof, or 
his or their legal attorney — said power of attoriiey to be 
deposited with and recorded in a book to be kept for that 
purpose, by the Auditor of Public Accounts. For the pur- 
pose of ascertaining who are the proprietors of all such 
banks or associations, the respective presidents and cashiers 
thereof shall, on the first Monday of July and January in 
each year, make an affidavit of the names and residences of 
all such proprietors, together with their respective amounts 
of stock, and deposit the same with the Auditor by the 
twentieth day of said month ; and the Auditor shall enter 
the names of all such banks, and the proprietors thereof, in 
a book, to be kept for that purpose, which shall, in all busi- 
ness hours, be open to the inspection of the public. 

§ 12. No mortgage, sale, or hypothecation of the stock Mortgage. 
of any bank described in tlie preceding section shall be 
valid, unless the same is filed and recorded in the office of 
the Auditor. For receiving, filing and recording all papers 
under this act, or the acts to which it refers, the Auditor 
shall be entitled to charge and receive the like fees as re- * 

corders of deeds. All entries of record in the Auditor's 
office, as provided in the two preceding sections, and certi- 
fied copies thereof, under the official seal of the Auditor, 
shall \)Q prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated. 

§ 13. Any person or corporation who may apply to the 
Auditor of Public Accounts for a statement of the state of 
the circulation and securities of any bank or banks, and 
shall tender the fees hereinafter provided therefor, shall be 
entitled to demand and receive from said Auditor an official 
statement of the condition of said bank or banks, as to the 
circulation and securities thereof, as the same appears in his 
office, (if such demand is made in regular business hours of 
a business day in said office,) without any unreasonable delay. 
For such abstract, the said Auditor shall be entitled to have 
such fees as are now allowed to recorders for like services, 
and one dollar for affixing his official seal thereto. 

§ 11. The Treasurer of State shall be allowed to charge Treasurer's coa»- 
and collect from the several banks of the State, as his com- p«"^^*'^"- 
pensation for services rendered, the following fees, to-wit : — 
For receiving, counting and certifying bonds, ten cents each 
bond ; for cutting and delivering coupons, five cents each 
coupon ; for counting bonds under examination, one cent 
each bond ; for counting, certifying, canceling and burning 
notes, ten cents each certificate ; for recording certificates of 
notes canceled, ten cents each certificate ; for withdrawing 
bonds and taking receipts, ten cents each bond ; for safe 
keeping of securities of banks secured by pledge of bonds, 
ten cents for each thousand dollars on deposit, semi-annually. 



46 B^V2vKS. 

^15. Wheuever the Auditor shall wish to receive from 
the Treasurer any bonds or securities deposited for banking 
purposes, by any bank then in liquidation, he shall give no- 
tice to the bank depositing the same, by letter, and to the 
public, by publication in some newspaper at the seat of gov- 
ernment, that he will, on some day, not less than ten days 
from the publication of such notice, apply to the judge of 
some court of general jurisdiction, at his chambers, or in 
term time, as the case may be, for an order upon the Treas- 
urer to deliver to him certain bonds deposited with him as 
aforesaid; and said Auditor shall, on that day, apply to said 
judge for an order for the delivery of said bonds, or so many 
of them as said judge shall direct, describing them by their 
numbers or otherwise ; and said judge shall make such or- 
der, if the circumstances of the case, under the laws relating 
to banks, authorize the same ; which order shall be entered 
of record in the records of the circuit court of Sangamon 
county, in vacation or term time, and a copy thereof deliv- 
ered to the Auditor, who shall file the same vdth the Treasu- 
rer; and thereupon the said Treasurer shall deliver the bonds 
described in said order to the xVuditor. This section shall 
not extend to any voluntary Avithdrawal of securities by 
banks upon return of circulation, or the surrender of notes 
and taking of bonds by billholders under section four of arti- 
cle one. 
Amount of stock § 16. 'No bank shall hereafter receive upon the dejDosit 
md capital. ^-^ bouds, circulatiug notes to an amount exceeding three 
times its bona fide cash capital actually paid in ; and the 
Bank Commissioners and Auditor are hereby required and 
authorized to ascertain what the actual cash capital of any 
bank applying for circulation may be, and for this purpose 
either of said officers are authorized to examine any person 
on oath, and to compel answers under oath, from any officer 
or stockholder of any bank so applying, or any other person. 

Aeticle ForE. ' 

§ 1. ISTo bank shall hereafter be organized in this State, 
nor shall any more circulating notes be issued to any bank 
in this State, unless said bank shall have a hona fide cash 
capital of at least twenty-five thousand dollars, actuallj' paid 
in, in good faith, for the purpose of remaining in such bank 
as capital ; and it is hereby declared that the bonds de- 
posited with the Auditor shall not be considered as any evi- 
dence of the existence of capital in any such bank or asso- 
ciation, nor of the amount and extent of such capital. 

§ 2. ^o bank shall hereafter l)e established in any city 
or village having less than one thousand inhabitants within 
its corporate limits, (unless such town or city shall be a 
county seat,) nor in any other place than a town or city. 



§ 3. Any bank now organized may change its corporate change of name' 
name and place of business, subject to the foregoing section ^^^ location. . 
and the provisions of this act, upon making and filing a new 
certificate with the Auditor, Secretary of State, and recorder 
of the county to which such bank is removed, having first 
published its intention of doing so, for three months, in the 
paper of the pubhc printer at Springfield. All liabilities 
from and to such bank may be enforced in the new name, 
and at the new location ; and its bills and circulation shall 
be ])ayable at such new place, and protests and demands 
may be made there. All rights acquired, and all contracts 
made, shall be and enure to and against the said bank in its 
new name. 

§ 4. I^otes of any bank which may change its name, or 
location, shall not be renewed, and all notes in circulation 
at the time of such change shall be redeemed, and others 
may be issued therefor, and all the old notes of such bank 
shall be destroyed, in the manner now provided by law. 

§ 5. 'No bank shall, directly or inchrectly, place any 
money in the hands of any broker or other person or cor- 
poration in this State, to be loaned to others, or charge or 
take, or receive any interest, compensation or benefit what- 
ever, from any loan made by any other person or party, 
whether such loan be made from its own funds or other- 
wise ; and the person or corporation, so borrowing from said 
bank, or having the charge or use of said funds for the bene- 
fit of said bank, shall be held — so far as regards the bill- 
holders and creditors of such bank — to be a trustee for the 
benefit of such billholders and creditors, and be compella- 
ble to account to them, in a court of chancery, for such loan, 
deposit, and the profits thereof, as part of the assets of said 
bank : Provided, this section shall not apply to money or 
other funds deposited with the redeeming agency of such 
bank or funds deposited as a basis of drawing bills of ex- 
change. 

§ 6. It shall be lawful for any bank, organized or here- withdrawal of ge- 
after to be organized under the provisions of this act, or of 
the several acts to which this is an amendment, to withdraw 
from the Auditor securities deposited, by retiring its circula- 
tion, under the provisions of said acts, until such circulation 
shall not exceed five thousand dollars ; and such bank shall 
not forfeit its corporate existence and privileges by such re- 
demption of circulation and withdrawal of securities. 

§ 7. No bank shall in any wise be permitted to receive 
from the Auditor coupons, dividends or interest upon any 
securities deposited with him, unless the circulation of said 
bank shall be amply secured at the time. 



48 BANKS. 

Article Y. 

Injunctions. § 1. It shall Hot be laAvful hereafter for any master in 

eliancery, in tins State, to grant injunctions to restrain tlie 
Auditor from pntting any bank into liquidatio]i and from 
selling the bonds of such bank to redeem its circulation for 
a failure to redeem its circulating notes on demand. 

§ 2. Iso jndge shall grant any injunction for the pur- 
poses aforesaid, except npon the grounds that the bank 
would not be bound to pay the notes protested, or where 
no substantial default in complying with the proyisions of 
the law has been done or suffered by said bank, nor in any 
case until fiye days' notice shall haye been giyen to the 
Auditor. 

Protests. § 3. Protests for the non-payment of the circulating- 

notes of any bank, at its location or agency in this State, 
may be made by any notary jDublic in this State. Protests 
for the non-payment of such notes may be made of a pack- 
age cont.iining any number of such bank bills of one deno- 
mination ; and a description of the contents of said package, 
by the denomination and amount of said notes in such pack- 
age, shall be a sufficient description ; and the certihcate of 
such notary, with his notarial seal, that he demanded pay- 
ment of the same at the time and place therein specified, 
shall be sufficient eyidence of a demand and refusal to re- 
deem at such time and place : Provided^ that the bank, or 
its agent, on which demand is made, may examine any and 
all bills in said package at the time of said demand. 

Notaiy Public. § 4. Any notary public who shall render a false certifi- 
cate of such demand or refusal, or who shall make such 
demand on other than business days, and during the regular 
business hours, between ten o'clock a. m. and three o'clock 
r. M., or at any other place than where said bank shall be 
by law bound to redeem said notes on presentation, shall be 
deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and on conyiction 
thereof shall forfeit his office, and shall be punished, by fine 
of not less than one thousand dollars, and imprisonment not 
less than one year nor more than two years in the peni- 
tentiary. 

§ 5. If any notary public, charged with the demand and 
protest of the bills of any bank in this State, shall find no 
place of business or agency of said bank in the town or other 
location of said bank or in the place of its redeeming agency, 
or if the office of said bank or agency, when found, shall be 
closed during the usual hours aforesaid of an}^ business day, 
the official certificate of said notary, establishing either of 
said facts, shall be deemed and taken to haye the same 
effect as a demand and protest on presentment of bank notes 
for redemption. 

§ 6. If any person or persons shall obstruct or attempt 
to intimidate, by threats or otherwise, the making of any 



BANKS. 49 

demand and protest upon any bank or its officers, the ^^erson 
or persons so offending, shall be deemed guilty of a misde- 
meanor, and may be indicted therefor, and upon conviction 
thereof shall be fined, in the discretion of the court, not less 
than one hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, 
and imprisonment in the county jail, in the discretion of the 
court. 

§ Y. From and after sixty days from the passage of this 
act banks having no place of business or oificers or agents 
to transact it at such place, as contemplated in this act, shall 
forfeit all their charter privileges and be put into liquida- 
tion. 

§ 8. Every banker or other person who shall make, put 
or cause to be put into circulation, bills or notes, to circulate 
as currency, purporting to be issued in conformity to the 
laws of this State, but which are not in conformity there- 
with, nor secured by bonds to the amount, nor in the man- 
ner provided by law, shall be personally liable for all such 
notes and bills; and every such person shall be liable to 
indictment for a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be 
fined, in the discretion of the court, not less than one thou- 
sand dollars, and imprisoned in the penitentiary not less 
than one year. 

§ 9. All the duties imposed upon the Auditor, Treasurer Duty of Auditor. 
and Bank Commissioners shall be promptly performed by 
each of them ; and all powers conferred shall be exercised 
promptly and efficiently, with a view to the protection of 
biliholders and other creditors. If either of said officers 
shall willfully fail, neglect or refuse to perform any duty 
under the laws in relation to banks and banking, he shall be 
guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction, shall be fined 
in any sum not excecsding five thousand dollars and not less 
than one hundred dollars, and shall forfeit his office; and 
every person injured by any such willful neglect or refusal 
shall have an action therefor and shall be entitled to recover 
three times the amount of damages proven. Any person 
guilty of stealing, abstracting, loaning, hypothecating or 
misapplying any bond deposited under the laws in relation 
to banks and banking, shall be guilty of felony, and on 
conviction, upon indictment, shall be confined in the jDcni- 
tentiary for a term not less than one year nor more than 
fifteen years. 

Article YI. 

§ 1. In all suits at law or in equity against banking in- suits » 

corporations a service upon any stockholder shall be deem- ^^""^i^^- 
ed good service upon the corporation, where officers of bank 
cannot be found, and such fact shall ajDpear by the slieriff''s 
return upon the summons. In every such suit against the 
bank, and in any suit against one or more of the stockhold- 



5U BAISTKS. 

ers, a summons may be served upon any stockholder, not a 
defendant, who shall be entered as a defendant from the 
date of such summons ; and the judgment or decree render- 
ed in such suit shall be a lien, as now provided by law, upon 
the real estate of said bank, and every stockholder so served 
with summons, from tlie day of rendition ; and execution 
issued thereon shall be a lien on the personalty of such 
bank, from the delivery to the officer. The entry of judg- 
ment shall contain the names of all stockholders served. 
The property, both real and personal, rights, credits and 
eli'ects, legal and equitable, of such bank, shall be Kable, 
first, to be seized and sold, or applied in payment of judg- 
ments rendered against stockholders on their liability under 
the constitution, and the property of stockholders shall not 
be taken or applied until the assets of the bank are first 
exhausted. 

mnoi-s. § 2. The right of contribution on the personal liability, 

under the constitution, shall exist among tlie stockholders as 
among co-sureties, in proportion to the amount of stock 
owned. Guardians and trustees, who shall invest the funds 
of their minor wards in bank stock, shall be personally lia- 
ble, instead of such minors, up to the date of its transfer to 
such ward, after he arrives at age ; and no transfer of stock 
to a minor shall release or discharge the person so transfer- 
rino-, JSlo transfer of stock shall discharge the stockholder 
from liability for any contracts of such bank, express or im- 
plied, created or made during the time he owned the same 
and until the date of such transfer ; nor shall any transfer, 
made to defraud creditors or any other person, discharge 
such stockholders. 

civii process. g 3. Whenever any process issued against any bank or 

banking association, and directed to the proper officer of 
the county where such bank purports to be located, shall be 
returned not served by the officer to whom the same was 
delivered, it shall be lawful to give notice to said defendants, 
by pul:)lication, as in case of attachment; and upon the due 
publication of any such notice, such bank or association 
shall be held to be duly served with process, and the like 
proceedings may be had as though personal service had 
been had upon the president and cashier of such bank or 
association ; but the default, decree, judgment, or order, 
may, at any time, upon application made, within sixty days 
of the date of rendition of such judgment, be set aside, 
upon the court being satisfied that there exists a good 
defense to such action. 

Judgment and ex- § 4. Whenever auy judgment sliall bc rendered agaiust 

"" any such bank or association, it shall be lawful, without 

waiting for execution against such bank or corporation, to 
sue out a garnishee process against the stockholders thereof, 
to show cause why judgment should not be rende^-ed against 
them; and upon the service of such process, the court shall 



ecution. 



BANKS. 51 

direct issue or issues to be made in the cause, and such pro- 
ceedings may be had thereon as are authorized in section 
thirty-eight (38) of tlie act to establish a general system of 
banking, (ajiproved February 15, 1851.) Judgment may be 
rendered against any one or more stockholders who may be 
-served with process. 

§ 5. In case any corporation heretofore or hereafter organ- 
ized under the act to which this is amendatory, shall have 
retired or shall retire its circulation so that proceedings 
cannot be had against it, for the purpose of putting the 
bank in liquidation, in the manner contemplated by said 
act, leaving outstanding debts and liabilities; or, in case 
any creditor of such corporation shall have obtained or shall 
obtain any judgment against the same, and execution thereon 
shall have been or be returned unsatisfied, in A'i'hole or in 
part, then, and in either of such cases, any creditor holding 
any indebtedness or judgment, as aforesaid, against such 
incorporation, shall have remedy against the stockholders by 
the institution of a suit against such corporation, in law or 
eqnity, in the m.anner prescribed in the thirty-eighth section 
of the act to which this is amendatory, and the same proceed- 
ing shall therein be had for the enforcement of the liability 
against the stockholders as are therein for that purpose and 
to that end prescribed. 

§ 6. In no case, under this act, or the said thirty-eighth 
section of the act to which this is amendatory, vrhere suit 
be instituted against the corporation, wdth the view of shall 
enforcing payment of stockholders, shall it be necessary to 
procure service of process upon the corporation in any case 
where it shall appear, by averment and proof, that the cor- 
poration has ceased to do business, and has no officers upon 
whom process can be served ; and in such case, the corpora- 
tion, as against the stockholders, shall be deemed to be in 
court for the purpose of enabling the creditor to prove his 
debt against the corporation and the stockholders, and of 
proceeding to judgment against the stockholders, in the 
manner and with the rights provided in said section. 

§ 7. In any case instituted under this act the court shall Receiver, 
have power to appoint a receiver to take chai-ge of and 
convert the legal and equitable property of the corporation 
into money, and cause the same to be approjDriated to the 
payment of its debts in the manner prescribed by the act 
to which this is amendatory. 

§ 8. The thirty-sixth and thirty-seventh sections of the 
act approved February 15, 1851, ai-e hereby restored and 
re-enacted; and any bank which has, in other respects, 
fulfilled the requisitions of such sections, shall be entitled 
to the benefits and privileges thereby secured, notwithstand- 
ing such bank may not have given the notices thereby 
required, if ihree years have elapsed from the date of going 



BANKS. 



into liquidation ; and any such bank wliicli has not fulfilled 
snch term of three years from the date of going into liqui- 
dation, shall only he required to give such notice for the 
portion of said term of three years unexpired. 

§ 9. This act to take efl'ect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February l-i, 1861. 



In force FeViruary AX ACT to enable the Bank Commissioners to execute the duties required tf 
•22. iSfil. them by law. 

Section 1. Be it enacted Ijy the PeopJe of the State of 
Iltinois^ represented in the General AssenihJy^ That the Bank 
i:^5uing (M- subpre- Commissioners, or either of them, shall have full power and 
ni'rnt. ' ' authoritv to issue subpcenas and attachments, to compel the 
attendance of witnesses before them or him, from any part 
of tlie State; and shall also have power and authority to 
/ admi lister all oaths and affirmations to parties, witnesses or 

others, required to be administered or authorized to L'^- 
taken b_v any of the laws of this State defining the duties 
of said Commissioners; and power to compel an answer, 
under oath or affirmation, to all proper interrogatories pro 
pounded, touching any violation of the provisions of the 
act entitled "An act to establish a General System of Bank- 
ing," passed February 15, 1851, or any act supplemental or 
amendatory thereto, or any act requiring duties to be per- 
formed by such Commissioners, now or hereafter to be ' 
made; and may commit any person to jail for refusal so to 
answer, there to remrln until such party consents to answer 
such interrogatory or is otherwise discharged by due course 
of law. 
jsheviffs to execute § ^- I^' sliall be the duty of any sherifl' or constable of 
^■"♦- this State, to whom such subprena or attachment may be 

directed, to execute the same in the same manner that simi- 
lar writs emanating from a circuit or justices' court are 
executed, returnable to such commissioners or commissioner, 
and to commit any person refusing to comply with the pro- 
visions of this act, on the written order of such commission- 
ers or commissioner. 

§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 
its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



1 BANKS. o3 

AN ACT to establish a General System of BankiDg upon a Specie Basis, in lu force February 
the State of Illinois. 20,18(51. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peojyle of the State of 
Illinois^ re])Tesented i:i the General Assemhly^ That there 
shall be and there is hereby established a bank, with so ^'^imi-' "="1 *'y''^- 
many branches as shall be organized under this charter, to 
be known and styled "The Union Bank of Illinois," which 
shall continne as such for the term of twenty-five years, from 
the date of its organization, and for such longer period there- 
after as shall be necessary promptly to close its business, 
as hereinafter provided. 

§ 2. That S. Staats Taylor, Maurice B. Brown, James Mix, 
Thomas A. Marshall, J. Young Scammon, Bobert Smith, 
Zadoc Casey, Francis A. Hoffman, Theron D. Brewster, 
William Brown of Jacksonville, James W. Singleton, Lewis 
Howell and Thomas J. Turner are hereby appointed com- 
missioners, who, before entering upon their duties, shall 
take an oath diligently, faithfully and impartially to perform 
the duties assigned them by this act. They shall keep a 
true record of all their proceedings; which, together Y\^ith all 
the books and papers pertaining thereto, they shall deliver 
to the board of directors of said bank, when the same is or- 
ganized. 

S 3. Said commissioners shall meet at the city of corami:isioaer<^' 
Springfield, within ninety days after the ratification of this 
act by the people ; and if any of their number shall refuse 
to serve, shall die or resign, tlie_y shall fill such vacancy or 
vacancies by the appointment of some suitable persons 
thereto ; and they, or a majority of them, are authorized, 
and it shall be their duty, to divide the State into not less 
than ten nor more than thirty bank districts, and to locate 
one branch of said bank in each of said districts, at such 
place as they shall designate : Provided^ said districts shall 
be m^ade as equal as practicable, having reference to the pop- 
ulation and business of the State ; and they shall appoint 
two sub-commissioners for each of said districts, who shall 
be residents therein, to receive subscriptions of stock and 
perform such other duties as may be required by this act. 
If said commissioners do not make the whole number of 
districts authorized by this act the board of directors of the 
bank may, at any time after being organized, lay off, fronl 
time to time, additional districts, and locate branches there- 
in : Provided^ that the wdiole number established shall not 
exceed the number herein authorized. 

§ 4. Sliould any of the branches herein established fail 
to organize, as herein contemplated, it shall be the duty of 
the directors of the bank, once in each year thereafter, if 
required by any number of citizens, resident in such dis- 
trict, who will be responsible for the expense, to open books 
of subscription within such districts, and locate and organ-. 



5i BANKS. 

ize a brfinch therein, at such place as they may select, if the 
amount of stock herein required shall be taken and paid for, 
under the provisions of this act. 

Office iu Spring- ' § 5. The Said bank shall keep an offi^- at the city of 
Springfield; and the directors thereof* ., all meet and hold 
their sessions at least once in three months. It shall be a 
body corporate and politic, with power to sue and be sued, 
plead and be impleaded in any court of law or equity hav- 
ing jurisdiction, and to transact all other lawful business 
herein permitted them to do ; and shall have power, by and 
through her branches, and not otherwise, to loan money, 
buy, sell and negotiate bills of exchange, checks, promissory 
notes and other evidences of debt ; to discount, on banking 
principles and usages, bills of exchange, post notes, promis- 
sory notes, and other negotiable paper or obligations for the 
pajnnent of money ; to receive deposits, to buy and sell gold, 
silver, bullion and foreign coins ; to draw, issue and put in 
circulation bills, notes, post notes, bills of exchange, and 
other evidences of debt, payable to order or bearer, and 
not otherwise ; and all such notes and bills put in circula- 
tion as money, except post notes and bills of exchange, 
shall be made payable on demand ; to make and use a com- 
mon seal, and to alter the same at pleasure ; to make such 
by-laws as they may choose, not inconsistent with the con- 
stitution of the United States and the constitution and laws 
of this State ; and to exercise such other incidental powers 
as shall Ije necessary to carry on such business. 

Property of bank. § 6. Tlic real cstate which it shall be lawful for said 
bank to purchase, hold and convey, shall be : First, such as j 
shall be required for its immediate accommodation in the 
convenient transaction of its business ; or, second, such as 
shall have been mortgaged to it. in good faith, by way of ' 
security for stock, loans previously contracted or for moneys 
due ; or, third, such as shall have been conveyed to it in sat- « 
isfaction of debts previously contracted in the course of its 
dealings ; or, fourth, such as shall have been purchased at 
sales upon judgments, decrees or mortgages, rendered, ob- 
tained or made for such debts; and the said bank shall not 
purchase, hold or convey real estate in any other case or for 
any other purpose ; and all such real estate, not absolutely 
necessary for the convenient discharge of its business, shall 
be offered at least once a year at public sale, describing the 
property to be sold in at least one newspaper in the district 
where said bank is situate, and posting three written notices 
in the most puljlic places in the town where the bank is lo- 
cated, and shall be sold, if the same will bring the amount 
of the debt, interest and costs, for which the same may have 
been bought, received or taken by the bank, and which 
shall remain after deducting all profits received therefrom. 
If such real estate cannot be sold at the rates and in the 
manner prescribed, after being so offered for two consecu- 



BANKS. . OD 

tive years, then sncli bank shall be authorized to sell, dis- 
pose of and convey the same at private sale, on the best terms 
it may be able to obtain therefor. 

§ f. All conveyances of real estate shall be signed by conveyances 
the president of the bank, nnder the seal of said bank. 

§ 8. The said bank shall not at any time suspend or re- payment m coir. 
fuse payment, in gold or silver, of any of its notes, bills or 
obligations, due or payable, nor of any moneys received 
upon deposit ; and if said bank at any time refuse or neglect 
to pay any bill, note or obligation issued by such bank, if 
demanded within the usual banking hours, at the proper 
branch where the same is payable, according to the con- 
tract, promise or undertaking therein expressed, or shall 
neglect or refuse to pay, on demand, as aforesaid, any mo- 
neys received on deposit, to the person or persons entitled 
to receive the same, then, and in every such case, the holder 
of any such bill, note or obligation, or the person or persons 
entitled to demand or receive such money, as aforesaid, 
shall respectively be entitled to receive and recover interest, 
on their said demands, until the same shall be fully paid 
and satistied, at the rate of twelve per centum per annum, 
from the time of such demand, as aforesaid ; and any branch 
so failing to meet its engagements may be closed, as in case 
of insolvency, as specified in section thirty-five. 

§ 9. The said bank, and each and every branch thereof, 
shall mutually be responsible for all the debts, notes and en- 
gagements of each other ; and the stockholders of each and 
every branch shall be held and bound to an amount over 
and above their stock, equal to their respective shares of 
stock, for all the debts and liabilities of said bank or any of 
her branches. Such liability shall continue upon all stock- 
holders for all debts and engagements made during the time 
they held such stock, notwithstanding the transfer of the 
same, for the period of six months after such transfer. 

§ 10. All suits or actions against said bank, on any con- suits at law. 
tract or engagement made or liability incurred by the board 
of directors of the bank, or on any contract or engagement 
made or liability incurred by the board of directors of any 
branch, or anv bank bill or note, shall be brought against 
"The Union Bank of lUinois." 

§ 11. The process in such case shall be a summons, and 
shall be served on the president of the bank, in all cases 
where the contract, engagement or liability sued for shall 
have been made by the board of directors of said bank ; and 
in all cases where the contract, engagement or liability sued 
on has been made or incurred by a branch, the process shall 
be served on the president of such branch ; and so, also, 
where the suit shall be brought on any bank bill or note, 
the process shall be served on the president of the branch at 
which such bill or note shall have been made payable ; or, 
in all such cases, a copy of the process may be left at the 



56 BANKS. 

banking house or place of doing business of the bank, or of 
the proper branch, as the case may be, during the usual 
hours of business, which shall be good service. 

§ 12. It is hereby made the duty of the president or any 
other officer of an}^ branch knowing of such service, forth- 
with to notify the president and directors of the bank there- 
of. In all suits brought against said bank on any note, en- 
gagement or liability of any branch, sucli suit shall be 
brouglit in the county where such branch may be situate ; 
and all suits brought against the bank on any note, engage- 
ment or liability of the bank, shall be brought in the county 
of Sangamon. 
R.ire of interest. § 13. Said bauk shall be entitled to charge and receive, 
for moneys loaned, any rate of interest, not exceeding seven 
per centum per annum, and to discount according to bank 
usages ; and, in computation of time, thirty days shall be a 
month, and twelve months a year; but it shall not, directly 
nor indirectly, place any money in the hands of any broker 
or any person, to be loaned to others, or charge, take or re- 
ceive any interest, compensation or benefit whatever, from 
any loan made by any other person or party, whether such 
loan be made from its own funds or otherwise. 

§ 11:. The profits arising, after paying expenses and re- 
servation for a contingent fund, shall be divided among the 
stockholders, according to the amount of stock owned and 
paid in by each ; and, in making this calculation and division 
of profits, each branch shall be independent of the others, 
and its own profits be divided among its own stockholders. 

§ 15. The capital stock of said bank shall be personal 
property, and for so much thereof as is actually paid in and 
existing at the time of levying the tax undiminished (except 
so much or such parts thereof as is or may be invested in 
other stock or property which is taxed) said bank, and not 
its stockholders, shall be taxed ; and the rate of taxation 
shall be the s-ame as that recpiired to be levied on all other 
taxable property by the revenue laws of the State of Illinois. 

§ 16. The Grovernor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, 
Auditor of Public Accounts, Canal Trustee, Judge of the 
Supreme Court or of any inferior court, member of General 
Assendjly, or any person holding an office or appointment 
under tlie authority of the General Government, shall not, 
while in such office, hold the office of president, director or 
cashier of any branch; nor shall any president, cashier or 
director of any branch at the same time hold the office of 
president or director of any other branch. 

§ 17. The notes issued by said bank shall be signed by 
I the president of tlie bank, and shall be made payable at the 
branch which shall issue the same, and shall be signed by 
the cashier of such branch. 

§ 18. It shall not be lawful for such bank at any time to 
use or employ any part of its capital stock, or other funds, 



BANKS. 57 

in the buying or selling of goods, wares or mercliandise, or 
in any other business or dealing than is by this act author- 
ized and permitted. 

§ 10. It shall be lawful for said bank to receive, on Deposits, 
deposit, except as above prohibited, moneys, bullion, plate 
and other articles of value, of small bulk, on such terms 
and conditions as may be agreed upon by the parties. 

§ 20. It shall not be lawful for the directors of the said 
bank to locate any other branch or branches of said bank 
than as herein authorized. 

§ 21. The capital stock of said bank may be increased, 
by individual subscrij^tions, at any one or more branches, 
by and with the assent and concurrence of the directors, of 
the bank. 

§ 22, The General Assembly may at any time appoint Quo -.varranto. 
an agent to examine the state and condition of said bank 
and each and every branch thereof, who shall have the same 
power and rights as examiners appointed by the directors 
of the bank ; and when any agent as aforesaid shall find 
and report, or the Governor of the State shall have reason 
to believe that the charter has been violated, it may be law- 
ful for the Legislature to direct or the Governor to order a 
writ of quo warranto^ to be sued out of the Sangamon cir- 
cuit court, in vacation, in the name of the people, which 
shall be executed upon the president of the bank, for the 
time being, at least fifteen days before the commencement 
of the term of said court, calling on the said corporation to 
show cause wherefore the charter hereby granted shall not 
be declared forfeited. And it shall be lawful for the said 
court, upon return of said quo warranto^ to examine into 
the truth of the alleged violation ; and if such violation be 
made to aj)pear, and is not remedied immediately, then to 
pronounce and adjudge the said charter as forfeited and 
annulled. And every issue of fact which shall arise in such 
proceeding, and may be joined between the State and cor- 
poration aforesaid, shall be tried by jury. And it shall be 
lawful for the court aforesaid to require the production of 
such of the books of the corporation as it may deem neces- 
sary for the ascertainment ot the controverted facts. And 
the final judgement of the court aforesaid shall be examina- 
ble in the Supreme Court of the State, and may there be 
reversed or afiirmed, according to the usage of law. And 
it shall be the duty of the Governor to employ counsel in 
behalf of the State, to prosecute such writ of qiio icarranto. 

§ 23. That a general meeting of the stockholders of Annual meeting, 
each branch shall be held annually, at such time as the 
directors of the bank shall direct — at which time elections 
for directors shall take place ; to which meeting the direc- 
tors of the preceding year shall exhibit an exact and partic- 
ular statement of the state, condition and affairs of said 
branch ; and general meetings of the stockholders may be 
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held at any other time, when ordered by the board of direc- 
tors of the branch. 

§ 24. Certificates of stock shall be issued to stockholders, 
signed by the president and cashier of the proj)er branch, 
and may be transferred on the books of the branch, to be 
kept for that purpose, and not otherwise ; in which case the 
old certificates shall be surrendered and canceled, and new 
ones issued. 

§ 25. Stock shall be considered as personal property, 
and may be sold on execution and transferred on the books 
of the branch by the ofiicer selling the same, but in all cases 
be subject to a lien, in favor of the bank, for all debts hona 
fide due, or' then owing and to become due to the same, 
from the owner. 

§ 26. After the first election, no stockholder who shall 
not have held his stock, for which he votes, for three calen- 
dar months pre\dous to the day of election, shall be entitled 
to vote ; and the number of votes to which stockholders 
shall be entitled, in voting for directors, shall be in the propor- 
tion following- — that is to say : for each and every share not 
exceeding fifty, one vote ; for every five shares over fifty 
and up to one hundred, one vote ; and for every ten shares 
over one hundred, one vote. Stockholders may vote in 
person or by proxy, but stockholders who are not residents 
of the United States shall not be entitled to vote their stock. 

§ 27. 1^0 president, cashier, clerk or teller of said bank, 
or any branch thereof, shall be permitted to vote, at any 
election for directors, as the attorney, agent or proxy of any 
stockholder. No president, cashier or director of the bank, 
or president or cashier of either of the branches, shall, 
during the term of his office, be eligible to a seat in either 
branch of the General Assembly of this State. 
Board of direc- § 28. Tlicrc shall bc a board of directors of the bank, 
which shall be styled " The Board of Directors of the 
Union Bank of Illinois." Said board shall annually, after 
its organization, elect one of its members president, at such 
time and in such manner as shall be prescribed by the by- 
laws, who shall hold his ofiice one year, or until his succes- 
sor is elected and qualified. It shall be his duty to preside 
at all meetings of the board, to call special meetings thereof 
when he shall deem it necessary, and to transact all other 
business appertaining to his office, or required by this act or 
the by-laws of said bank. He shall receive an annual 
salary, to be allowed by the board of directors of said bank, 
not less than one thousand nor more than four thousand 
dollars, payable quarterl3\ 

§ 29. The board of directors of the bank shall have 
power to appoint a cashier and such other inferior oflicers 
and agents as may be necessary to carry on their business; 
to fix their term of office and compensation, and receive 



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such bond and secnrity from them as they may, from time 
to time, deem expedient. 

§ 30, The directors of the bank shall have power to increase of siecu . 
limit and control the amount of discounts and loans of the 
branches, after they shall amount to double the amount of 
the capital stock paid in ; to settle and adjust the accounts 
and balances between them ; and, for good cause, may sus- 
pend the operations of the same ; but they shall, in no case, 
withdraw any part of the capital stock of any branch, or 
any part of its local funds, without the consent of the board 
of directors of such branch, to be used in any other branch- 
es, except in cases requiring such branch to be closed, as 
herein provided for; and they shall have power to make 
and prescribe all necessary by-laws to carry the power herein 
conferred into effect. 

§ 31. They shall have power to appoint one or more of inspectors, 
their number to visit and inspect the condition and aflt'airs of 
each branch, when and as often as to them shall seem neces- 
sary ; and it shall be their duty to make such examination at 
least once in six months, and, also, at any other time, when 
thereto required by the directors of any branch. No direc- 
tors shall be appointed by the bank to examine, visit or in- 
spect the condition and affairs of any branch from which he 
has received his appointment. 

§ 32. The person or persons so examining shall have power 
to examine, on oath or afhrmation, (which they are hereby 
authorized to administer,) all the officers, servants or agents 
of any branch, or any other person, in relation to the affairs 
and condition of such branch ; and they shall have power to 
examine all the books, papers, notes, bonds, and other evi- 
dences of debt of any branch — to compare the books, funds 
and propert}^ of said branch with their returns and state- 
ments made thereof — to ascertain the amount of money and 
available funds on hand; and generally to make every other 
inquiry and examination necessary to ascertain the actual 
condition of such branch. 

§ 33. The board of directors of the bank shall have 
power to require of the board of directors of each branch 
reports of their business and condition as often as shall be 
expedient, and not less than once each month 

§ 34r. They shall have power, and they are hereby 
required, whenever they shall ascertain in any manner that 
any branch is insolvent, or is mismanaging its affairs, 
whereby the interest of the other branches is endangered, 
or that a branch hath violated any of the provisions of this 
act, or any other act binding upon them, or that any branch 
hath neglected or refused to comply with any legal order or 
direction of the board of directors of the bank, and it is 
hereby made the duty of said board forthwith to suspend 
the business of such branch, and the power of the branch 
directors over the same, and if the interest of the State or 



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Failure of branch 



the safety of the other branches require it, close up the aifairs 
and business of said brandies entirely and to effect the same, 
thej are hereby vested with power to appoint a receiver or 
receivers who shall, under their direction and control, collect 
and receive the rights, credits and effects due such branch, 
and turn them into available funds, to settle, adjust and 
compound the same; to settle, adjust and pay off* the debts 
due by such branch ; and if any portion of the capital stock 
of such branch; or liabilities of stockholders therefor, shall 
be unpaid, to sue for and collect the same, as also all contri- 
butions required from stockdolders under the provisions of 
the ninety-second section of this act, or so much as shall be 
necessary to meet the demands against such branch. 

§ 35. That a copy of such order suspending or closing 
any branch, and appointing a receiver or receivers to take 
charge of the same, signed by the president and attested 
by the clerk of said board and the seal of the bank, shall 
be sufficient to authorize such receiver to seize and take 
charge of the same; and all officers, stockholders, servants 
and agents of such branch shall be required to obey and 
submit to the same, and in default may be indicted for 
misdemeanor, and lined and imprisoned at the discretion of 
the jury trying the same ; and any pferson fraudulently hold- 
ing or concealing any of the property or effects of such 
branch from such receiver shall, upon conviction thereof, 
upon presentment or indictment, be fined in any sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars, and confined at hard labor 
in the state prison for any term of time, not less than one 
year nor more than twenty years. 

§ 36. It shall be the duty of the directors of the bank 
to provide for the payment of all the debts of a failing 
branch that shall remain due after all the property, real and 
personal, rights, credits and effects, and all the stock of such 
failing branch, and the contributions of its stockholders, 
shall have been first applied ; and for that purpose they are 
hereby authorized to call on the other branches for their 
respective proportions, arranging the time of making such 
calls, so that the whole amount of such debt shall be paid 
within one year after such failing branch shall have been 
suspended. 

§ 37. And if it shall so happen that the property, stock, 
contributions, or effects of said failing branch shall not by 
that time have been turned into available means, the same 
shall be collected and distributed among the several branches, 
to meet the advances by them made to pay the debts of such 
failing branch. 

§ 38. After payment • of all demands against a failing 
branch, if any residue remains it shall be paid to the stock- 
holders in due proportion. 

§ 39. Any order of the board of directors to suspend or 
close a branch shall be carried bv at least the votes of two- 



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thirds of the members present at some meeting, to attend 
which all the members of the board shall have been notified ; 
and the question shall be taken by ayes and noes, and the 
same recorded on the minutes of the board. 

§ 40. The directors of the bank shall have power to 
regulate the manner of holdino; elections for directors of 
the branches, and may, if necessary, change and fix the 
time of holding the same — of all which elections reasonable 
notice of time and place shall be given, 

§ 41. And in case an election of directors shall not be Election of .liree 
had on the day when the same should have been held, the 
directors of the bank shall order a new election, and the 
directors for the time being shall continue to hold their 
offices nntil such election takes place and their successors 
are qualified. 

§ 42. JSTo failure on the part of the bank or branches to 
elect directors of .the bank shall be considered as a dissolu- 
tion of this corporation ; but the directors for the time being 
shall continue to hold and exercise their offices until their 
successors are chosen and qualified. 

§ 43. Said directors shall have power to regulate and Dividends, 
control the dividends of profits, so that the capital stock 
shall never be diminished, and to create and keep np a 
surplus fund that shall never be less than one-sixteenth ot 
the capital stock in each branch. 

§ 44. In the calculation of the profits, previous to a 
dividend, interest then unpaid, although due or accrued on 
debts owing to any branch, shall not be included. 

§ 45. Dividends of profits shall be declared semi-annu- 
ally. 

§ 46. Said board of directors shall have power to close 
any branch which, after the first year, shall not yield a 'profit 
of six per cent, per annum uj^on the capital actually paid in, 
and the same may be proceeded in as in case of insolvency, 
unless the discounts shall have been limited and controlled 
by the directors of the bank, so as to prevent said stock 
from yielding such profit. 

§ 47. They shall cause to be opened and kept by their 
clerks, accounts with each branch, showing the operations 
of each, and keeping constantly in view their business and 
condition, which shall be at all times open to the inspection 
of any stockholder, and of any person authorized by the 
Legislature to inspect the same. 

§ 48. They shall likewise keep a record of all their pro- 
ceedings, in which all their orders, votes and resolutions 
shall be entered, with the ayes and noes on all questions, 
which shall be open to like inspection. 

§ 49. They shall apportion the salary of the president, saiai-ies of m- 
and all other officers, agents and directors of the bank, and 
all other general expenses among the several branches, 
according to the amount of stock in each, and shall have 
power to demand and receive the same. 



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§ 50. It shall be the duty of the directors of the bank 
to keep- and preserve the original l:)ooks of the subscription 
of stock, and to cause to be returned to them from each 
branch, every six months, a statement of all transfers 
stock made the preceding six months. 
Bank plate?. § 51. Thcj shall also procure and take charge of the 

plates on which the paper of said bank shall be printed, 
and shall cause a snihcient amount thereof to be printed, 
from time to time, as occasion may reqnire. 

§ 52. They shall deliver, on the order of the board of 
directors of each branch, an amount of snch paper, not 
exceeding twice the amount of the capital actually paid in 
at such branch, except when more shall be wanted to 
replace that which may have been worn out, detaced, or lost — 
in which case, all so defaced shall be returned to said board 
of directors of the bank and destroyed. And they shall 
give no other or greater amount for paper lost than they 
shall have good reason to believe is actually lost by circula- 
tion or otherwise. 

§ 53. A majority of the directors, with the president, 
shall be necessary to constitute a board for the transaction 
of business ; but in case of the absence or sickness of the 
president, his place may be supplied for the time being by 
any director chosen by the board. 

§ 5i. It shall be the duty of the board of directors, in 
'''""" the first week of each session of the Legislature, to make 

report to both houses of the General Assembly, of the 
affairs and business of said bank, and of each brant?li thereof, 
setting forth in regard to each: 1st, the amount of available 
funds on hand, designating each kind ; 2d, the amonnt of 
notes discounted ; 3d, the amount of bills of exchange ; 
4th, tlie amonnt and condition of the surplus fund; 5th, 
the amount of notes in circulation ; 6th, the number of 
officers and servants, and the amount of compensation to 
eacli ; 7th, the amor.nt of rents paid, if any; 8th, the value 
of houses used for banking purposes ; 9th, the value of 
other real estate, and whether the same has been regularly 
offered for sale, as by this act required ; lOth, the amount 
of debts due to and from other banks ; 11th, all snch other 
matters as shall be required of them by the Legislature. A 
like report shall be furnished to the General Assembly by 
the board of directors of each branch. Such report, made 
by the directors of each branch, shall contain such statement 
of the condition of the same aforesaid, as the same is found 
on the thiid Saturday in I^ovember, in each year, at two 
o'clock in the afternoon. Such reports shall be vei-ified by 
the r.ath of the president of said bank, and the president of 
each branch, respectively. 

§ 55. The directors and all other officers and agents of 
the bank, and of each branch, shall se%'erally, before they 
enter upon the duties of their office, make oath or affirma- 
tion, well and. faithfully to discharge the duties of the same. 



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§ 56. The stockholders of each branch shall, by ballot, 
anually elect not less than five nor more than ten directors 
for each branch — the number to be settled by the directors 
of the bank; and the directors of the bank shall appoint 
two directors for each branch. Directors shall hold their 
office for one year, and until their successors are chosen and 
qualified. 

§ 57. The said branch directors, at their first meeting af- 
ter each election, shall choose one of their number to be 
president, and shall have power to appoint a cashier and 
such other officers and agents as they may deem necessary, 
whose term of office and whose compensation, together with 
that of the president, shall be established by the directors. 
They shall also have power to fill all vacancies occurring in 
their own body, except in those appointed by the ])ank, 
which shall be tilled by the directors of the bank. 

§ 58. No director appointed by the directors of the bank 
shall be chosen more than twice in three years. 

§ 62. ]S"o branch director, except the president, shall re- 
ceive compensation for his services unless by vote of the 
stockholders. 

§ 63. ^N'o person shall be elected a director of a branch, Branch director. 
by the stockholders, who shall be in arrears to such branch, 
nor unless such person shall be a citizen of the State, and a 
stockholder owning, in his own right, and not in trust, at 
least five shares in such branch ; but in case there should 
not be a sufficient number of stockholders owning five 
shares, to constitute the directory, they may be elected out 
of those having the highest number of shares. 

§ 64:. If, during his term of office, any director shall 
become in arrears, or fail in business, remove from the 
State, or cease to own the requisite amount of stock, or 
otherwise become disqualified, it shall be the duty of the 
said board of directors, forthw^ith, to vacate his seat and ap- 
point another in his place. 

§ 65. JSTo person shall be a director in more than one 
branch at the same time ; nor shall two or more partners be 
at the same time directors of the same branch, or of the 
bank, and a branch thereof; nor shall a director of any 
moneyed corporation, having power to discount and receive 
deposits, be a director of any branch, 

§ 66. The board of directors of each branch shall have 
power to require such security from their officers and agents, 
for the performance of their duties, as they may deem ne- 
cessary. 

§ 67. It shall be their duty to make report of their busi- 
ness and condition of their branch to the board of directors 
of the bank, once in each month, and oftener, if thereto re- 
quired by said board, setting forth all the particulars required 
in their reports to the Legislature, and shall also send copies 
of their monthly reports to each branch. 



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§ 6S. The board of directors of each branch shall kee^) 
a book or books, in which shall be entered and faithfully re- 
corded a journal of their proceedings ; which book shall be 
opened to the inspection of all the stockholders, at all regu- 
lar meetings of the same, and also be open to the inspec- 
tion of any three stockholders, holding together, in their 
own right, twenty shares of the stock, on application by 
them made to the president or cashier, 

§ 69. All elections, by the several boards of dii-ectors, 
shall be viva voce, and recorded. 

§ 70. The directors of each branch shall have power to 
make and prescribe such by-laws, rules and regulations, as 
they may deem needful, touching: First — The govern- 
ment of their respective branches, and the management and 
disposition of its stock, business, property, estate and effects. 
Second — The time, manner and terms upon which discounts 
and deposits shall be made and received in and by the same. 
Third — The duties and conduct of the officers, clerks and 
servants employed by the same. And, Fourth — All such 
matters as may appertain to the concerns of said branch, 
subject to the control of the directors of the bank in the case 
and according to the powers herein given to the directors of 
said bank. 
Rules of the di- § 71. In the management of their business the board of 
directors shall observe the following rules: First— 'No 
l)ranch shall loan money on the security of its own stock. 
Second — No person shall be accommodated with a loan 
while in arrear for stock, for interest, or for loans had, either 
on his own account or as security for others, and then due, 
unless the sums so due be retained and first paid out of said 
loan. Third — In the renewal of notes the security shall 
never be lessened. Fourth — Ko director shall be allowed 
to borrow out of bank on any other than the usual banking 
terms. Fifth — The president, cashier and directors, for the 
time being, of any branch, or of the bank, shall not be per- 
mitted to indorse for each other ; nor shall they vote on 
questions in which they are interested. Sixth — On all ap- 
plications for loans, of five thousand dollars or upwards, a 
majority of said board of directors shall concur ; and, if any 
such appUcation is granted, the ayes and noes shah be en- 
tered in the minutes of the board. Seve7dh—No corpora- 
tion, of any description, shall, at any one time, be permit- 
ted to be indebted, at one branch, in a greater sum than five 
thousand dollars, for moneys loaned, unless by permission 
of the board of directors of the bank. Eighth — It shall be 
the duty of the board of directors of each branch, as often 
as once in three months, to cause a strict examination to be 
made of the accounts of the cashier and tellers, and a full 
and complete settlement thereof; and a full statement thereof 
shall be entered on the journal of the proceedings of said 
board. Ninth — No person shall be entitled to receive any 



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dividend of profits on stock owned, wliile indebted to said 
l)ank for any debt or demand tben due and payable, but the 
-ame shall be placed to his credit nntil such debt or demand 
is paid. Tenth — Five members shall be necessary to consti- 
tute a board for the transaction of business. 

§ 72. Every officer, agent or clerk of said bank or 
l>ranches, who shall, willfully and knowingly, subscribe or 
make false statements or false entries in the books of such 
])ank, or any branch, or shall willfully and knowingly sub- 
scribe or exhibit false papers, with the intent to deceive any 
person authorized to examine or inquire as to the condition 
of said corporation, or shall willfully and know^ingly sub- 
scribe or make false reports, shall be deemed guilty of felo- 
ny, and shall be subject to imprisonment at hard labor in 
the State jDrison, for such term of years as the jury trying 
the case may think proper, not less than one year ; and like- 
wise any commissioner or examiner, willfully and knowingly 
subscribing or making any false reports, shall be deemed 
guilty of felony, and subject to like penalties. 

§ 73. Any officer, agent or clerk, employed in said bank, 
or any branch, who shall embezzle or appropriate the pro- 
perty or funds of said branch, with the intent to cheat and 
defraud the same, shall be deemed guilty of felony, and 
punished in like manner. 

§ 7^:. No stocks shall be transferred by any stockholder 
when any debt is due, or is then owing and becoming due 
from such stockholder, but by the consent of the directors 
of the branch, and such stock books shall, at all reasonable 
times, during usual hours for transacting business, be kept 
open for the examination of any person having in his pos- 
session any note, bill or obligation on any branch, then due, 
and the pa^^ment of which shall be refused. 

§ 75. That the president and directors of said bank may 
empower any of the branches, at their own expense, to open 
books for the ^transfer of their stock in any of the cities of 
the United States ; and any such branch may authorize {he 
transfer of any portion of its stock on said books ; which 
books shall be kept open for public inspection, conformably 
to the pro^dsions of the twenty-fifth and seventy-third sec- 
tions of this act ; and such transfers shall be regularly certi- 
fied to the banks. 

§ 76. That any branch or branches shall be authorized 
to contract with such board and officers as the State may 
empower for the receipt and disbursement of any deposit of 
pubhc funds by the State, and for the interest to be paid 
thereon, subject to the approval of the board of directors of 
the bank. 

§ 77. The capital stock of said bank and branches shall shares. 
be fixed by the commissioners heretofore appointed, and di- 
^ vided into shares of fifty dollars each. No branch shall be 
organized until capital stock to the amount of one hundred 



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66 BANKS. 

thousand dollars shall be subscribed therefor; and the com- 
missioners hereinbefore appointed, after giving at least 
thirty days' notice, by publication in two or more newspa- 
pers in the city of Springfield, Illinois, and at least twenty 
days' more notice in two or more newspapers, published in 
such bank district, shall cause books to be opened by the 
sub-commissioners, to be appointed for that purpose, for the 
subscription of the requisite amount of stock, at such places 
Avithin the district aforesaid as shall have been designated 
for the location of branches ; which books shall be kept 
open between the hours of nine and twelve a. m., on the 
day and at the place specified in such notice ; and if the 
requisite amount of stock shall not sooner be subscribed, 
said books may be kept open between the same hours each 
day for the space of thirty days. But if more than the 
amount fixed for said capital stock shall be subscribed, the 
excess bhall be reduced to the amount fixed, by striking off", 
first, the amount subscribed for by corporations ; second, the 
amount subscribed for by non-residents of the State ; and, 
third, by reducing the amounts of the largest subscriptions ; 
and no subscription shall be reduced while any one for a 
larger sum shall be retained. 

§ 78. If a sufiicient amount of stock shall be subscribed, 
by responsible persons, at any branch, it shall be the duty 
of the sub-commissioners to notify the commissioners there- 
of, who shall give notice to the subscribers of the time when 
the first payment on their stock shall be made ; which no- 
tice shall be by publication in one or more newspapers pub- 
lished in the proper bank district, sixty days before such 
payment is to be made ; and they shall also give notice, in 
like manner, that an election will be held, on the day suc- 
ceeding that appointed for the payment of such installment, 
between the hours of ten a. m. and two o'clock p. m., at 
some specific place, at the point where such branch is to be 
loc.ated, for the election of five or more directors on the part 
of the stockholders of such branch. At such time and p)lace 
the stockholders present shall appoint two suitable persons, 
who are not stockholders, to act as judges and one to act as 
clerk, who shall, after being duly sworn faithfully to perform 
their duties, receive the ballots for directors, and certify that 
those receiving a majority of the votes cast were duly elect- 
ed; and the directors so elected shall constitute the board of 
directors of such branch, for the purposes of its organiza- 
tion, and until the board of directors of " The Union Bank 
of Illinois" shall be organized and appoint directors on the 
part of said board ; and the directors so appointed shall 
then be added to such branch board, 
installments. g 79. Sucli first installment shall be two dollars on each 

share of stock subscribed, and shall be paid to sub-commis- 
sioners by whom the books were opened, and who shall 
attend for that purpose ; and in case of the failure of any 



BANKS. fiY 

subscriber to pay such first installment, the sub-commission- 
ers shall strike his name from the books, and immediately 
reopen said books to receive subscriptions, to make up the 
deficiency, from any persons who will pay such installment. 
As soon as a branch is organized said sub-commissioners 
shall pay over thereto all the money received from such 

, sub-commissioners, and all books and papers appertaining 
thereto — which, with the returns of the election for directors 

■ and the certificates thereof, shall be entered or copied into 
the record books containing the proceedings of the board of 
directors ; which entries shall be ^rima facie evidence of 
the fact therein stated. If any sub-commissioner shall, 
from any cause, fail to perform any of the duties required 
of him, the same may be performed by any other person 
appointed by the commissioners to supply his place. The 
residue of said stock shall be paid in such installments as 
the board of directors of the proper branch shall require, 
from tiirie to time. 

§ 80. The board of directors cf each branch shall meet, ^1^^'^°" ''f '^'«- 
as soon as conveniently may be, after their election; and, 
after being duly sworn to support the constitution and laws 
of the State of Illinois, and of the tlnited States, and faith- 
fully and honestly to perform the duties of their oflice, shall 
proceed to elect the proper officers of such branch, and also 
one of their number as a member of the board of directors 
of " The Union Bank of Illinois." And when not less than 
ten branches have thus organized the members elected to 
the board of directors of the bank shall meet, at the city of 
Springfield, at such time as shall be agreed upon, and organ- 
ize said board ; and whenever, from time to time, members 
of said board shall be elected by the branches that may be 
subsequently organized, such members shall be admitted to 
their seat at said board. 

§ 81. When not less than ten members of the board of Meeting of board 
directors of "The Union Bank of Illinois" shall meet, as '^ ^''^''''^''■ 
aforesaid, and shall have been duly sworn to support the 
constitution and laws of the United States, and of the State 
of Illinois, and faithfully and honestly to perform the duties 
of their ofiice, the commissioners shall deliver to them all 
the books, papers and property in their possession apper- 
taining to said bank, together with a full report of all their 
proceedings in the premises ; which report shall be entered 
on the record of said board, and when so entered such 
record shall ha prima facie evidence of the contents thereof. 
Said board shall proceed to elect their proper officers ; and, 
when thus organized, said board shall cause a w^ritten state- 
ment of all the proceedings of the organization of the said 
bank, and of each branch, to be made and filed in the < office 
of the Secretary of State; which statement shall be accom- 
panied by the aflidavits of the president and cashier that, 
to the best of their knowledge and belief, said statement is 



68 BANKS. 

correct, and that said bank and brandies have been organ- 
ized in good faith and with the intent to carry out the 
objects of its charter fairly and honestly. And thereupon 
the said bank shall be duly organized, for all the purposes 
contemplated by this act, except that it shall issue no bills 
or notes, intended to circulate as currency to either of the 
branches, until the sum of fifty thousand dollars shall be 
actually paid in as capital and held by said branch, when it 
may issue as provided in section fifty-five. 

Aggregate capital § S3. The board of directors of "The Union Bank ot 
Illinois" is authorized to increase the capital stock of any 
of the branches, by empowering them to receive additional 
subscription thereto, to such an amount as can be profitably 
employed ; but the aggregate capital of the bank and all its 
branches shall not exceed ten millions of dollars. 

§ 83. Should any subscriber for stock in any of the 
branches fail to make payment of the first or any subsequent 
installment, the party failing shall forfeit the first install- 
ment, to be recovered by said bank, in an action at law ; 
and, in case of failure to pay any subsequent installment, 
the board of directors of the proper branch may sell and 
transfer any such share or shares of stock, at public auction, 
after ten days' notice, in writing, put up at the door of such 
branch bank, or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay 
all the dues of the failing party ; and if the same cannot be 
sold for sufficient to pay all the instadments due the same 
shall be forfeited and become the property of the proper 
branch; and whenever any stockholder shall be indebted to 
any branch, and such branch shall hold a lien upon his 
stock, to secure such indebtedness, if, by reason of insolvency 
or other cause, he shall be unable to pay such indebtedness, 
such branch shall have power to purchase and hold so much 
of said stock as may be necessary to discharge such lien. 

Discounts. § Si. The board of directors of "The Union Bank of 

Illinois " may, from time to time, authorize the several 
branches, or any of them, to extend their discounts to an 
amount, the average of which, for the fiscal year, shall not 
exceed two and a half times the capital stock actually paid 
in, and one half their deposits — the power being still re- 
served, by the board of directors of the bank, to restrict the 
branches, in their discounts, to twice the amount of capital 
actually paid in, at its discretion ; and, in case of excess, the 
directors under whose administration it shall happen shall 
be liable for the same, in their individual capacity, in an 
action for debt against them or any of them, in any court 
competent to try the same, by any of the creditors of said 
bank or the bank itself, and may be prosecuted to judgment 
and execution — any condition, covenant or agreement to 
the contrary notwithstanding; but this shall not be construed 
to exempt said bank, or the lands, tenements, goods, chat- 
tels, moneys or efl'ects of the same, from being also liable 



BANKS. 69 

for and chargeable with such excess. And \i\j director oi 
directors who may be absent when such excess is created or 
contracted, or who may have dissented from the resohition 
or act whereby the same was created or contracted, may, 
respective!}', exonerate themselves from being so liable, by 
causing or requesting, in writing, at the time, his or their 
dissent to be entered on the minutes of the board, and by 
forthwith giving notice of his or their absence or dissent to 
the Governor of the State and to the stockholders, by giving 
notice thereof in some newspaper, published near said bank 
or branches. 

§ 85. Every director not jDresent at the meeting when Guch 
excess shall be created or contracted, shall, nevertheless, be 
deemed to have been concerned therein, if the same shall 
appear on the books of the board, and he remain a director 
for six months thereafter, and does not within that time give 
notice of the same, as required in the preceding section. 

§ 86. The insolvency of said bank or any branch shall 
be deemed fraudulent, unless its anairs shall appear, upon 
investigation, to have been fairly and legally administered, 
and generally with the same care and diligence that agents 
receiving compensation for their services are bound hy law 
to observe ; and it shall be incumbent on the directors and 
stockholders of the bank or any branch, should the same 
become insolvent, to repel, by proof, the presumption of 
fraud. 

§ 87. In case of the fraudulent insolvency of said bank Fraudulent msoi 
or any branch, the president and directors of said banker ""^ ^' 
branch, respectively, by whose acts or omissions the insol- 
vency was wholly or in part occasioned, and whether then 
in office or not, shall each be liable, in the first instance, 
to the creditors and stockholders of said bank or branches, 
or any or either of them, for his proportional share of their 
respective losses— the proportion to be ascertained by divid- 
ing the whole losses among the whole number of directors 
liable ; and if any such president or director shall be unable, 
by reason of being insolvent, or for any other cause, to pay 
his proportional part of such loss, then the residue of such 
loss shall be borne and paid in equal parts by the remaining 
directors, liable as aforesaid, until the whole loss shall be 
reimbursed, or the whole property, rights, credits and effects 
of each of said directors shall have been exhausted toward 
the payment of such loss ; but tliis section sh 11 not be con- 
strued to diminish the liability of directors, as before de- 
clared. 

§ 88. If the moneys remaining due to the creditors of 
said bank or any branch, w^hose insolvency shall be adjudged 
fraudulent, after distribution of its effects, and after the 
pi'operty, rights, credits and effects of the president and 
directors of such insolvent bank or branch shall have been 
exhausted, shall not be paid by the stockholders, the defi- 



I U BAXKS. 

ciency shall be made good by the stocldiolders of the brancli 
becoming insolvent. The whole amomit of the deficiency 
shall be assessed on the whole number of shares of the 
capital stock of said branch, and the smn necessary to be 
paid on each share shall be ascertained; and each stock- 
holder shall be liable for the smn assessed on the nmnber of 
shares held by him, not exceeding the nominal amount of 
such shares, in addition to the sums paid, or which he may 
be liable to pay, on account of those shares ; but, before 
such contribution shall be required or assessment made on 
any shares where the whole stock had been paid, (he install- 
ments unpaid on any shares shall l3e required to be paid uj), 
and the estimates of the deficiency made accordingly, 

§ 89. It shall not be lawful for the said bank, after the 
expiration of twenty-five years from its organization, to dis- 
count, loan money, or to do any other banking business ; and 
all the powers herein conferred shall cease, except those 
incidental and necessary to close up its business, for which 
purpose only its organization may be continued for any pe- 
riod of time, not more than three years thereafter. 

§ 90. This act shall be taken and received, in all courts, 
and by all judges, magistrates and other persons, as a public 
act. 

§ 91. All expense incurred in carrying into efl'ect the 
provisions of this act shall be paid by said bank. The 
board of directors, when organized, shall make reasonable 
allowances for the services of the commissioners and other 
agents employed, and may require each branch to contri- 
bute a ratable proportion for the payment of all such ex- 
penses. 
;, . , . . ,,, § 92. At the sreneral election to be held on the Tuesday 

I' 5 abmissiou of the <-> r-niri -\-r i "^ 

i. laiT to vote of next aitcr the first Monday ot JNovember, a. d. 1S61, at 

i ^^^ ''^°^'^' all the usual places of holding elections in this State, the 

?' cpiestion whether or not this act shall go into effect, or in 

[ any manner be in force, shall be submitted to the people; 

i and if the same is approved by a majority of all the votes 

■■■ cast at said election, for and against the same, it shall go 

\- into effect and be in force from and after the date of said 

: election ; otherwise it shall not go into effect, or in any 

\ manner be in force. 

\ § 93. Every person voting at said election shall have the 

i right to use a ticket or ballot, with the words written or 

,. printed thereon, "For the Banking Law on a Specie Basis," 

\l or "Against the Banking Law on a Specie Basis ;" which 

I words sliall indicate the vote of the elector for or against the 

jv approval of the act ; and, uj^on canvassing and coimting the 

\i votes, each clerk of the election shall carefully mark down 

|i the votes given upon said question, in separate columns, pre- 

f pared for that purpose, headed, "For the Banking Law on a 
Specie Basis " — "Against the Banking Law on a Specie 
Basis ;" and the judges or board of election shall, in the 



BILLS OF DISCGYERY. 

certificate required to be given of the result of said election, 
include the number of votes given for and against the bank- 
ing law, as aforesaid. 

§ 94. In making the abstract of votes given at said elec- 
tion, as required by the election laws, the clerks shall make 
separate abstracts of the votes given under the provisions of 
this act ; which shall be on one sheet — a copy of which, 
shall, without delay, be transmitted by mail, or other safe 
conveyance, to the ofiice of the Secretary of State, indorsed 
thereon, by the clerk, "Abstract of votes for and against 
Banking Law on a Specie Basis," or- in words clearly indi- 
cating the contents of the paper; and the abstract so trans- 
mitted shall be opened, and the votes canvassed, in the time 
and manner, and by the officers, provided for in relation to 
the election of one judge of the supreme court, and judges 
of the circuit courts. And if it should appear that a major- 
ity of the votes cast upon said question are for banking law 
on a specie basis, as aforesaid, or^ if it shall appear that a 
majority of the votes cast upon said question are against 
the banking law on a specie basis, the officers canvassing the 
votes, shall, under their hands, make a certificate of the facts, 
stating the number of votes given for and against said law, 
and ffie the same in the office of the Secretary of State, to 
be by him recorded and filed with this enrolled act ; and 
the said certificate, or a copy thereof, certified by the Secre- 
tary of State, under the seal of the State, shall be conclusive 
evidence of the facts therein stated, and, upon making and 
fifing thereof, the Secretary of State shall cause the same to 
be published, three weeks in succession, in two newspa- 
pers published at the seat of government. 

§ 95. And this act shall take effect and be in force from 
and after the making and ffiing of said certificate. 

Approved February 20, 1861. 



AN ACT to dispense with Bills of Discovery in certain cases. In force April 24 



1861. 



Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly^ That whenever Filing of affidavit. 
a party to any original suit pending in any court of record, 
upon contracts, expressed or implied, shall file in said court 
the affidavit of himself or attorney, stating that such party 
is unable to prove any fact material to sustain the action 
or defense of such party, except by the testimony of the 
parties of said suit, it shall and may be lawful for the party 
making such affidavit, to call the opposite party as a witness 
in the trial of said action, to prove the fact set forth in said 
affidavit ; and in case the opposite party shall fail or refuse 



72 BOXDS OF STATE. 

to testify as to said fact, the party so filing said affidavit 
V may be called as a witness and testify as to the fact set, 

Opposite pni-ty to fortli in said afiidavit. But no party shall have the right to 
he witness. ^^|| ^|^^ opposltc party as a \yitness unless the party whom 
it is desired so to call is present at the trial or has been 
duly subpoenaed to attend as a witness in said cause before 
the commencement of the trial thereof. 
Non-resident's § 2. Whcu either party to a suit shall desire the testi 

.esimon>. mony of the opposite party, on the trial, and such opposite 
party shall reside out of the county in which such suit may 
be pending, or by reason of sickness or infirmity shall be 
unable to attend the trial of said suit, the party so desiring 
to use the testimony of the opposite party may, on filing an 
afiidavit, as required in the preceding section, proceed to 
take the depositions of the opposite party as to the fact men- 
tioned in said afiidavit, in the same manner as is provided 
by law for taking the depositions of nonresident witnesses ; 
but if the party whose deposition is thus taken shall attend 
such trial and ofl'er to be sworn as a witness in said case, to 
the fact mentioned in said afiidavit, such deposition shall not 
be read. 

§ 3. In cases where there are two or more plaintiff's or 
defendants in an action upon contract, express or implied 
the opposite party may call either or all of said plaintiffs 
or defendants as witnesses to the fact mentioned in the 
afiidavit to be filed pursuant to the first section of this act. 
But the party so calling the opposite i^arty as a witness 
shall not be allowed to become a witness in the case, unless 
all the persons who compose the opposite party have been 
first subprenaed, or, if present in court, called upon to testi- 
fy as to said fact, and shall have failed or refused to testify 

Corporations su- OT dcuicd kuOwlcdge of SUCll filCt. 

*°^' § 4. The provisions of this bill shall not be deemed to 

authorize a party to a suit to testify in his c»wn behalf when 
the opposite party is a body corporate, or sues or is sued as 
executor or administrator, or in any other fiduciary capaci- 
ty ; and nothing in this act contained shall be construed to 
deprive either party of the right to file a bill of discovery, 
for the purjDOse of obtaining evidence in action at law. 
Approved Februar}^ 20, 18G1. 



In force' Fcbrua- AN ACT prohibiting the officers of the State of Illinois from making payments 
ry 22, 1861. on certain bonds. 

Section 1. Be it enacted ly the People of the State of 
Peter 0. Strang. JiUnois, represented in the General Assembly^ That the State 
Treasurer is hereby prohibited from paying any portion, 
either of the interest or principal, of interest bonds, number- 
ed as follows, viz : 2612, 2613, 2614, issued to Peter O. 



bkeese's reports. 73 

Strang, nntil full and satisfactory evidence has been fnrnisli- 
ed that said bonds were issued Ijona fide and for genuine 
evidences of State indebtedness, and that the said Peter O. 
Strang received the same in good faith and without fraud 
or deceit, and for a good and sufficient valuable consider- 
ation. * 

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

Approved February 22, 18G1. 



AX ACT to provide for publishing a new edition of Breese's Reports. In force January 

29| 18ol. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
IUi7iois, rep7'esented in the General Assembly, That the 
Secretary of State be authorized and he is hereby required 
to purchase of E. Beecher, on the terms hereinafter specified, 
five hundred copies of a new edition of Breese's Reports, to 
be published by him. 

§ 2. Said book shall contain : 1. All the cases included contents of the 
in the original work, together with the notes of Judge Breese. ^° ^^^' 
2. A reference to subsequent decisions of the supreme court, 
and Statutes of the State, when applicable. 3. Such other 
additions or authorities as the editor may deem necessary to 
insert. 

§ 3. On the delivery of said five hundred copies to the 
Secretary, he shall give to the said Beecher a certificate 
therefor, 

§ 4. Upon the presentation of said certificate to the ^°^^ °^ volume. 
Auditor of State he shall issue his warrant to said Beecher, 
upon the State Treasurer, for the amount due for said books, 
at the rate of four dollars per volume ; and on the presenta- 
tian thereof to the Treasurer he shall pay the same out of 
any moneys not otherwise appropriated : Provided, the 
quality of paper and binding of said books shall be equal to 
the 20th volume of the Illinois Reports : And, provided, 
said books shall be delivered within one year from the pas- 
sage of this act. 

§ 5. Said Reports, when received by the Secretary, shall Distribution, 
be distributed in the same manner as the Reports of the 
Supreme Court are now required to be distributed. 

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

Approved January 29, 1861. 



74 BRIDGES. — CANALS. 

In force Februa- AX ACT to provide for the better protection of th"^, public blridges in this State, 
ry 20, 1S61. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy tli al eoj)le of the State of 
Illinois^ re^^resented in the General Assembly, That if any 
person shall ride, lead or drive any wagon, carriage, dray, 
cart or other vehicle or conveyance, or any horse, mare, 
mule or ox, or other animal, over, on or across any pnbhc 
bridge, or any bridge nsed by the public, within the limits 
of this State, he shall forfeit and pay for each ofi'ense the 
sum of five dollars ; which penalty shall be collected, either 
before a justice of the peace, or by indictment in the circuit 
court of said county, as is now provided by section one of 
an act entitled, "An act to amend chapter ninety-three of the 
Eevised Statutes, entitled 'roads,' " approved June 22,1852. 

§ 2. It shall be the duty of the commissioners of high- 
ways of each town, in counties under township organization, 
and of the county courts of all other counties, to cause 
boards to be placed upon the bridges across the principle 
streams in their respective towns. Said board shall be ele- 
vated, so as to be easily seen by travelers, and on each side 
of said boards shall be printed, in capital letters, the words : 
"Five dollars fine for leading or dri^dng any beast faster 
than a walk on or across this bridge." 

§ 3. This act shall take eff'ect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 20, 1861. 



In force April 24, AN ACT entitled "An act to amend the law conferring power to make police 
1861. regulations on Board of Trustees of the Illinois and Michigan Canal." 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, The Board of 
Trustees of the Illinois and Michigan Canal shall have all 
the power and shall be vested with all the authority, in re- 
gard to police regulations, and the making of rules and 
regulations for the convenience of business, over that part 
of the South Branch of the Chicago river, within one thou- 
sand feet of the lock at Bridgeport, which they have over 
the canal proper ; and they are also invested with the same 
power over the canal basin, at and near the termination of 
the canal, on the Illinois river. 

Approved, February 22, 1861. 



CAIRO RECORDS — CENTRALIA POLICE MAGISTRATES. 75 

lAN ACT to extend the provisions of an act entitled "An act to restore the In force February 
records of the City of Cairo, Illinois." ^^> l^^^' 

Section 1. J3e it enacted hy the Peojjle of the State of 
Illinois^ rejyresented in the General Asse77ibly, That the pro- 
visions of an act entitled "An act to restore the records of 
the city of Cairo, Illinois," approved February eighteenth, 
A. D. 1859, be and they are hereby extended for the period 
of three years, from the 18th day of February, a. d. 1861, 
so that all the writings, judgments, orders and decrees, in 
said act mentioned, may be restored at any time within said 
period of three years. 

This act to take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT providing for an additional Police Magistrate for the City of Cen- in force January 

tralia. 22, 1861. 

Section 1, Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 

Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the city 

of Centralia, in the county of Marion, and State of Illinois, 

shall be entitled to elect one police magistrate, in addition 

\ to the one provided for in the act incorporating said city. 

\ Said additional police magistrate shall be elected at the 

j next annual election of said city, and shall have the same 

jurisdiction and hold his office and be commissioned as is 

now required for the election and quaUfication of police 

magistrate of said city. 

§ 2. The police magistrates of said city shall be, ex offi- Justice's of the 
do, justices of the peace of said county of Marion, and shall ^^^°^" 
have jurisdiction over the same matters and receive the 
same fees as are prescribed by law for other justices of the 
peace; but the extent of said jurisdiction, as to the amount 
in controversy, shall be governed by the act incorporating 
said city. 

§ 3. All parts and portions of the act entitled "An act 
to incorporate the city of Centralia," approved February 
18th, 1859, inconsistent with this act, are hereby repealed. 

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

Approved February 22, 1861. 



76 CHICAGO PEOPERTY. 

In force February AX ACT regulating the custody and sale of Personal Property, under legal 
22, isbl. proeess, in the City of Chicago and the Towns of South Chicago, West 

Chicago and North Chicago, in Cook county. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assenthly^ That power 

Custodian for the aiicl autlioritj is hereby vested in the superior court of G h 
city of Chicago. ^^^^ ^.^ appoint a suitable person to act as custodian for the 
citv of Chicao;o and the towns of iSTorth Chicao;o, South Chi- 
cago and West Chicago, in Cook county, for the term of 
four years, from and after the date of his appointment ; and 
who shall be know^n as "Custodian for the City of Chicago," 
•whose duty it shall be, as a public officer of said city and 
towns, to receive, make and keep a public register of all 
personal property which shall be seized or held under legal 
process in said city and towns, and make all sales of such 
property, during his continance in office. 

Custodian's oath. § 2, g^id custodian, bcforc entering upon the duties re- 
quired by this act, shall take and subscribe the following 
oath of office, and shall file the same with the clerk of the 
superior court of Chicago, together w-ith a bond, with good 
and sufficient sureties, in the penal sum of not less than five 
nor more than ten thousand dollars, as the said court may 
direct, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of 
said office ; which bond shall be approved by the superior 
court of Chicago, aforesaid. Upon hling said oath and said 
bond, so approved, the person so appointed shall enter upon 
the duties of the office of custodian, with all the rights and 
powers and subject to all the duties and responsibilities pre- 
scribed in this act : "I, , having been appointed 

custodian for the city of Chicago and the towns of South 
Chicago, West Chicago and North Chicago, in the county 
of Cook, and State of Illinois, do solemnly swear that I will 
keep on file, at my office, a true and correct inventory of all 
property coming into my possession, under process, and that 
I will hold the same until legally disposed of, and that I 
will discharge all the duties of custodian required by the 
act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, under 
wdiich I have been appointed custodian for the city of Chi- 
cago, according to the best of my ability. So help me 
God." 

c^ustodian's store § 3. It sliall bc the duty of tlic Said custodian to keep a 
store house, in a central location in said city of Chicago, for 
the reception of personal property, and a suitable place for 
keeping live stock, received from officers, under process of 
law, according to the provisions of this act, and to keep 
a record of all such property ; which record shall contain 
a schedule of all property so received, the time when re- 
ceived, the names of the plaintiff and defendant, and their 
attorneys, if any, from what officer received, and the 
amount of debt damages and costs, in items; also, the 
docket number of process, if from a court of record, and the 



house. 



CHICAGO PROPERTY. 77 

number and page of the justice's docket, if issued from a 
justice of the peace, with the name of the justice ; which 
book of record shall be accessible for ins23ection to all par- 
ties in interest and their attorneys and solicitors ; and that 
the custodian shall give to the officer delivering such pro- 
perty a receipt for the same, particularly and minutely de- 
scribing the property. 

§ 4. It shall be the duty of the custodian, or his deputy, saiesof property 
to make all sales of personal property, under process, at the """^"^ p''^^^^^- 
time and place advertised, and before making such sale to 
notify the parties to the suit, or their attorneys, if they can 
be found, of the time and place of sale, and to pay the pro- 
ceeds of sale to the officer or person of whom the property 
sold was received. Sales may be adjourned by the custo- 
dian or deputy, as directed by the plaintiff or his attorneys, 
for any number of days, not exceeding ten at any one time. 
If the plaintiff or his attorneys shall direct any adjournment 
to be made, on request of the defendant, said defendant 
shall first pay the costs of the adjournment, in advance, to 
the custodian. It is an express provision of this act that all 
Bales shall be made in public, and at public auction, the 
property freely exhibited, and sold to the highest bidder, 
for cash, without reserve or favor to any purchaser or par- 
ties to the suit. All sales to be made as soon as practicable 
after being received by the custodian ; and the money shall 
be immediately paid over to the officer or party entitled 
thereto ; and, in default, said officer or party shall be entitled 
to a rule of court on the custodian to show cause why it is 
not paid over, and he shall be subject to all the penalties in 
such case that the sheriff is now liable to, and shall be good 
cause for removal. 

§ 5. The custodian shall be liable, with his sureties on custodian's na- 
his bond, for any neglect of duty, involving loss, arising '^i^^*^*^®- 
under this act, but shall not be liable for loss or damage to 
property in his possesriion, caused by fire or any unavoida- 
ble accident,, occasioned without the neglect or default of 
said custodian. Said custodian is hereby authorized to re- 
quire all purchasers, at sales, to deposit a reasonable sum of 
money, to insure the final payment and removal of the 
property purchased, at the time specilied ; and said sura, so 
advanced, shall be forfeited by not paying for and removing 
the property purchased within a reasonable time. Said cus- 
todian shall, in all cases, have a specific and paramount lien 
on all property that may come into his ]30ssession under 
this act for all expenses incurred, advances made, or fees or 
commissions, to which he may be entitled under this act ; 
and he shall not be compelled to deliver up the same, on 
any process, whatever, until the same are paid or tendered 
to him. Any property, held under process, in the posses- 
sion of the custodian, the removal of which would, in the 
opinion of the plaintiff or his attorneys, lessen the aggregate 
amount of sales, such property may be sold on the premises. 



78 CHICAGO PEOPEETY. 

Duty of sheriff § 6. It sliall be the duty of the coroner and the sheriff 

and coroner, ^f ""Cook coiintv and of all their deputies and of all consta- 
bles and all othcers acting under the laws of the State of 
Illinois, holding or having in their possession personal pro- 
perty held under any legal process, to immediately deliver 
over the same to the custodian appointed under this act; 
and all personal property taken by any legal process there- 
after shall be put in the possession of the custodian, at the 
time of making the levy or attachment, or on any distress 
warrant for rent — the removal and custody of personal pro- 
perty distrained for rent to be optional with the party mak- 
ing the distress for rent or his attorney — in default of which 
such officer or person shall, for such neglect, be liable, with 
his sureties on his bond, to pay the sum of fifty dollars for 
each day he may so neglect to deliver such personal pro- 
perty to the custodian, to be recovered in an action of debt, 
in the name of the city of Chicago, on the relation of such 
custodian, in any court of competent jurisdiction, or any 
justice of the peace, being hereby vested with the right to 
declare such forfeiture and penalties, to the extent of their 
respective jurisdictions, on complaint being hied in either of 
said courts or before any justice of the peace in said county, 
in the name of "The City of Chicago," on the relation of 
said custodian, for the use of said city. 

Costs of keeping § 7, Whcu the costs of keeping any live stock in the 
possession of the custodian, under any legal process, shall 
amount to a sum near their value, before the decision of the 
pending suit, the custodian shall notify the defendant or 
his attorneys, if they can be found, to pay the amount of 
such keeping then due ; and, on neglect so to pay, the 
plaintiff or his attorney may order the custodian to adver- 
tise and sell such live stock, giving five days' notice, and 
to notify all the jDarties to the suit, and the proceeds held in 
lieu of the property sold, as the property : Provided^ however^ 
that in case the plaintiff fails to sustain his action, the costs 
thus paid by the defendant for such keeping shall be taxed 
to the plaintiff's costs — such live stock being hereby deemed 

Replevin writs, aud dcclarcd to be perishable property. 

§ 8. Replevin writs for any j)roperty in the possession 
of the custodian shall be sued out against the party from 
whom the custodian received the same ; and in no case shall 
. the custodian be liable in any action in any replevin suit for 
property placed in his possession by any officer or person 
acting under the laws of the State of Ilhnois, either in any 
court of record or before any justice of the peace ; and the 
possession of the custodian shall be deemed to be the pos- 
session of the officer or person placing the property in the 
possession of the custodian. The custodian shall require 
for himself sucli sureties from his deputies as the nature of 
their employ may demand, and shall require his deputies to 
take and subscribe an oath to faithfully discharge their 
duties. 



CHICAGO PEOPEETY. 79 

§ 9. If aDj personal property shall be held under legal Removal of per- 
process in the county of Cook, about to be sold, and the In^its^sairby 
plaintiff or his attorney shall believe that the sale of such ^^^ custodian, 
property, at the city of Chicago, would materially increase 
the aggregate amount arising from such sale above the cost 
of removal, the clerk of the superior court of Chicago may, 
upon aihdavit of said plaintiff or attorney, issue an order, 
under the seal of said court, directed to the custodian, for 
the removal and sale of such personal property at Chicago. 

§ 10. Any person, being surety for the custodian, who custodian's secu- 
for any cause may be desirous to be released from such ^''*'®^' 
obligations, shall notify the clerk of the sui^erior court of 
Chicago, and the clerk of said court shall notify the custo- 
dian, and within five days after such notice the custodian 
shall furnish other surety, satisfactory to the said court; 
and in case of default thereof, the superior court of Chicago 
may declare the office of custodian vacant, and the said 
court may proceed to appoint another custodian, who, after 
having taken the oath and. given the bond required by this 
act, shall be entitled to receive the books of record and the 
property then in the possession of the custodian, who shall 
deliver over the same to his successor in office, on payment 
of all fees and charo-es due said custodian at the date of his 
removal. 

§ 11. The following tariff of rates is hereby fixed on all Tariff of rates. 
personal property that may come into the possession of the 
custodian, under this act, in addition to the legal fees of 
sheriffs, coroners and constables, on all sales of personal 
property made by the custodian: For receiving, registering 
and selling the same, he shall be entitled to a commission of 
one and one-half per cent, on the amount of all sales made. 
And for storing and keeping of all personal property, the 
custodian shall be entitled to the followino- tariff of rates, 
and no more : On iron safes, twenty cents per day for each 
one thousand pounds ; and for engines, boilers, anchors, 
chains, stoves, iron, steel and machinery, twenty-five cents 
per day for each one thousand pounds; and for billiard 
tables, wood machinery, furniture, glass and crockery ware, 
groceries, hardware, cutlery, boots, shoes, leather and find- 
ings, goods in boxes, barrels, hogsheads, crates and sacks, 
and all kinds of merchandise, not otherwise specified, ten 
cents per day for each one thousand pounds ; and for lum- 
ber, two cents per one thousand feet ; and for shingles and 
laths, two cents per day for each one thousand ; for wood 
and stone, two cents per day for each cord. The custodian, 
for himself or deputy, when employed, shall receive one 
dollar for each day. Omnibuses, for thirty cents per day 
each; and for hacks and carriages, each twenty cents per 
day; and for buggies, wagons, sleighs and cutters, each, per 
day, ten cents ; and for pianos, fifteen cents per day, each ; 
horses and mules, per day, each, fifty cents ; horned cattle, 



80 CHICAGO SUPERIOR COUET. 

thirty cents ; liogs, fifteen cents ; sheep, six cents per day, 
eaeli ; for tlie storing and keeping of all personal property, 
except live stock, the tariff of rates shall be hfty per cent, 
less after the first thirty days, and to remain at that rate for 
all time thereafter that snch personal property shall remain 
in the possession of the cnstodian. 

Bonds. § 12. Any officer who shall be offered a forthcoming 

bond for any movable personal property, held nnder process, 
shall, before receiving such bond, notify the custodian, who 
shall take an inventory of all such property, to be contained 
in such bond ; which inventory shall be recorded by the 
custodian in his book of record, as if such property was in 
his possession. He shall register the names of the parties to 
the suit and their sureties on the bond ; in whose posses- 
sion and the place where such property can be found. Any 
officer neglecting the requirements of this section shall be 

Fines and penal- liable, witli liis surctics, to the prosecutions, lines and pen- 
^'^^- allies, as provided in section six of this act. 

Boats and vessels § 13. All boats, vcsscls and floating property, under 
process, lyiug in Chicago river, or the branches of said river, 
or the waters situated in the said towns of JS^orth, South and 
West Chicago, shall be subject to the possessory provisions 
of this act. This act shall take effect and be in force from 
and after its passage ; and all laws conflicting with the pro- 
visions of this act are hereby repealed. 
Approved February 22, 1861. 



In force April 24, AN" ACT to change the time for holding elections for Judges and Clerks and 
1S61. Deputy Clerks of the Superior Court of Chicago. 

Section 1. I>e it enacted hy the People of the State of- 
Illinois^ repreBented in the General Assembly, That one 
judge and one clerk of the superior court of Chicago shall 1 
be elected on the first Tuesday after the first Monday ini 
JSTovember, a. d. 1861, in the county of Cook, at the general' 
election for state and county officers, instead of the second! 
Tuesday of April, as now provided by law ; and one judge 
and one clerk or deputy clerk, in the order of their election, 
as now provided by law, shall be elected every two years 
thereafter, at the general election for state and county officers 
in said county of Cook. The judges, clerks and deputy 
clerks, so elected, shall hold their respective offices for six 
years, and until their successors shall be elected and qualified. 

§ 2. All laws and parts of laws inconsistent with the 
provisions of this act are hereby repealed. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



CHICAGO SUPERIOR COURT- — CLAT COUNTY SEAT. 81 

I AN ACT to amend the practice in the Cook County Circuit Cotu't, and in the In force February 
:| Superior Court of Chicago, and to dellne the jurisdiction of the Superior '^"^' ■^*''^- 
I Court ot" CliicaiTO. 

ji 

I Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of tJie State of 
I Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly^ That it shall 
[not be necessary fur any defendant in any cause, served 
with process out of the county of Cook, or who shall not 
reside in Cook county, now pending or hereafter to be com- 
menced in the Cook county circuit court, or in the superior 
court of Chicago, to file an alhdavit of merits — any law or 
rule of practice in said courts or either of them to the con- 
rai'y notwithstanding. 

§ 2. No act or any provision of any act shall be so construed 
as to confer upon the superior court of Chicago, the Cook 
county court, or the Cook county court of common pleas, 
any other or greater jurisdiction, general or special, than is 
conferred by law upon the Cook county circuit court ; but 
said acts shall be construed as conferring upon said first 
named courts the special and general jurisdiction conferred 
by law upon said Cook county circuit court, and none other 
— any law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

§ 3. All laws and parts of laws inconsistent with this 
act are hereby repealed. This act to take effect from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



AN ACT to relocate the county seat of Clay county. Inforce February 

IS, 1S61. 

Whereas a petition has been presented by a majority of 
the legal voters of Clay county, praying for removal of 
the county-seat of said county to the town of Flora ; there- 
fore. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the PeojyU of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That on the 
second day of April, a. d. 1861, an election shall be held Election. 
in the county of Clay, in the State of Illinois, at the usual 
places of holding elections, for the purpose of determining 
whether the present seat of justice of said county shall be 
removed and relocated. 

§ 2. The judges and clerks of elections shall attend on 
the day of election and conduct said election according to 
the laws of this State ; and all legal voters of said Clay 
county shall be entitled to vote for or against the removal of 
the county seat of said county to the town of Flora. 

§ 3, The ballots shall be in the following form, to wit: Form of bauots. 
*' For Removal " — "Against Removal ;" and the judges and 
--8 



S3 CLINTONS" C0U2vTT BONDS. 

Election returns, clorks of Sfiicl electioii sliall make return of said election in 
°" "" ■ the manner and time now prescribed by law in regard to 
other elections in this State. 

Totes, how open- ^ i. AVlicn tlic retujiis shall have been made to the coim- 

an coun <. . ^^^ (j\^^.i'\- of ^r^[^^\ Qlnj conntv he shall proceed to open and 

Count the votes cast at said election, in the same manner 

as in cases of other elections ; and if a majority of all the 

votes cast at said election are " For Kemoval," then the said 

County seat. town of Flora sliall be and remain the permanent seat of 
justice of said county ; but if a majority of all the vote- 
cast shall be "Against llemoval," then the town of Louis- 
ville, the present seat of justice, shall be and remain the 
permanent county seat of said county of Clay. 

Duty of the coun- § 5. If the scat of justico shall be established at the town 

tj com . ^|. j[.-j^j.^^ according to the provisions of this act, the county 

court of said county are authorized and it is hereby made 
their duty forthwith to procure or erect suitable buiklings 
for the public othces of said county and for holding the cir- 
cuit and county courts of said county in the town of Flora ; 

Donations. and tlic Said county court are hereby authorized to receive, 

take and collect and apply donations and subscriptions, 
either in lands, lots or money, for that purpose ; and all 

Bond3. bonds, obligations or contracts, in writing, given by individ- 

uals to the county court of said county, for any sum of 
money, to aid in constructing said building, are hereby de- 
clared valid and binding, and may be sued in the name ctf 
the county court of Clay county, Illinois. And when such 

Records to be re- arrangement shall have been made the records and otHces 
moved. ^^^ g,^j^l county of Clay shall be removed to said place. And 

the circuit and coun.ty courts shall be held at that place. 

County clerk to g 6. That the Secretary of State cause a certified copy of 
election. tliis act to be immediately transmitted to the clerk of the 

county court of said county of Clay, who shall issue notice 
of said election to the sheriif.of said county; and the saiel 
sheriff shall cause said notices to be posted up in the several 
precincts of said county, in the same manner as notices of 
general elections, according to the laws (,)f this State. 

§ 7. This act sliall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Ai'PiiovED February IS, ISCl. 



In force April 24, ^x ^CT to legalize certain bonds issued by the County Court of Clinton 
^■''^^- County. 

Section 1. Be it enacted l>y the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly^ That all bonds 
issued, up to the date of this act, for the purpose of building 



COAL IN ST. CLAIR COUNTY. 



a "wire suspension hridge over the Kaskaskia river, at or near 
the town of Carlyle, in tlie conntj of Clinton, be and the 
same areliereby legalized by this act, and as vahd as if they 
had been issued under authority of Law. 
APPiiovED February (>, 1861. 



AX ACT to fix tlio weight of C^a], and provide for the measurement thereof, In force Februai-y 

ill St. Chiir County. 2^, ISGl. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of 
Illinois, Ttpreseiited in the General Atisenihly, That the weight of coai. 
standard weight of mineral coal shall be eighty pounds. 

§ 2. Whenever the quantity of mineral coal is to be de- coai sellers and 
termined, in the county of St. Clair, in this State, by the '=°°'''^'=''^''^- 
use of boxes, barrows, or otherwise than by actual weight, 
it shall be the duty of sellers or contractors for the digging 
of coal by the bushel, to use boxes, barrows, or other meas- 
ures, the capacity of which, in bushels, has been ascertained 
and marked on the box, l)arrow, or measure used, as provi- 
ded in section three of this act. 

§ 3. Upon the application of any person, a resident of coai scalers, 
said county of St. CLJr, it shall be the duty of the county 
judge of said county to appoint coal scalers for said county, 
from time to time, sufficient in nur/berfor the coal business 
of said county, whose duty it sha 1 be, upon the applica- 
tion of any one, owner or superintendent or lessee of a coal 
mine, to determine and mark, by brand or otherwise, on the 
box, barrows, or other measure, its capacity, as a measure of 
coal ; ft)r which services the said coal scalers shall be allow- 
ed, severally, three dollars a day, to be paid by the em- 
ployers. 

§ 4. Before entering upon the duties of said employment certificates^ 
the said coal scalers shall procure from said county judge 
certificates, in writing, of their appointments, and shall take 
an oath, to be administered by said county judge, faithfully oath. 
and impartially to discharge the duties required by this act^ 
to be attached to said certificate of appointment. 

§ 5. Any person who shall determine the quantity of Forfeits 
coal <lug or sold, l)y the use of any l)ox, barrow or measure, 
not marked or branded, as provided in this act, two mouths 
after the sanie takes effect, shall forfeit and pay, for each vi- 
olation of the provisions of this act, a sum not less than five 
dollars, nor more than fifty dollars, to be sued for and re- 
covered in an action of debt in the name and for the use of 
the informer, before any justice of the peace of said county. 

§ (1 -^iiy person who shall, knowingly, for the purpose 
ot deceiving or defrauding any other person or persons^ 



Si COXSTITUTIONAL CONTEXTIOX. 

falsely state and compute the miiiiber of biisliels of coal con-j 
taineci in any box, barrow or measure, shall forfeit not les 
than live nor more than twenty dollars, to be sued for and' 
recovered in action of debt, before any justice of the peace 
in said county, in the name of and for the use of the in- 
former. 

§ 7. It shall also be the duty of the coal scalers, provi- 
ded for by third section of this act, whenever called upon, 
to test the accuracy of all ♦\'eigliing scales used in said coun- 
ty of St. Clair, for the determining the weight of coal dug 
or sold ; and for such services he shall receive the same 
compensation as is provided i'or by section three of this act. 
Fines. § S. Any person who shall use any weighing scales or 

■weights, for receiving, buying or celling coal, which shall 
appear, upon the examination and testing the same by a coal 
scaler, to be false, and not correct, knowing the same to bo 
incorrect, shall, upon conviction, be tined in a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-live dollars, for the hrst otiense, and on fur- 
ther conviction one hundred dollars, to be sued for and re- 
covered as other penalties mentioned in this act. 

§ 9. It shall be the duty of coal scalers to take into con- 
sideration, determine and iix the per cent, of deduction 
which should be in any given amount of coal, for slack or 
dross, whether received bv weight or measure. 

§ 10, This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 20, 1861. 



I 



In force April 24, ^^>; j^Q^£ to provide for calling a Convention to amend the Constitution of the 
^*''^' "state of Illinois. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hj the People of the State of 

Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly^ That a conven- 

A Constitutional ^{qy^ ^o alter or amend the constitution of the State of Illi- 

Convention. .., , ^^ ^ io>i -^1 

nois IS hereby called, to meet at the State house, m the city 
of Springfield, on the lirst Tuesday in January, in the year 
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two. 
Said convention shall consist of seventy-tive members, who 
shall be chosen in the districts which are now entitled by 
law to elect menil)ers of the House of Reja-esentatives of 
the present General Assembly; and each representative 
district, as constituted by law at the time of the election of 
members of the present General Assembly, shall be entitled 
to elect as many members of said convention as it was enti- 
tled to elect to the House of Representatives of the present 
General Assembly; and said members of said convention 
shall be chosen in the same manner, at the places fixed for 
holding general elections, and by the electors qualified to 



CONSTITUTIONAL COISTYENTION. 85 

■vote for members of the General Assembly, in the same 
districts that chose the members of the House of Represen- 
tatives of the present General Assembly, 

§ 2. The election for members of said convention shall Election. 
be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in 
i l^ovember, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight 
hundred and sixty-one; and said election shall be conducted 
in conformity to the laws then in force respecting the elec- 
tion of members of the House of Ivepresentatives of the 
General Assembly of this State, including any and all laws 
then in force providing for the registry of voters, and for 
the prevention of fraudulent and illegal voting ; and the 
clerks or other officers, whose duty it shall then be to give 
notices of elections for members of the House of Represen- 
tatives of the General Assenjbly, shall give notices in the 
same manner of said election for the members of said con- 
vention ; and the said election shall be held at the places 
fixed for the holding of general elections, and shall be con- 
ducted by the same judges and clerks who conduct the 
general election, fixed by law, to be held on said day, for 
the election of county officers. 

§ 3. The several judges of election shall return the votes Election returns. 
given at said election, and the returns shall be canvassed in 
the same manner as shall tlien be provided by law for the 
canvass and return of votes in elections for members of the 
General Assembly, and certificates of election shall be given 
to persons entitled thereto, by the same officers and in the 
same manner as members of the General Assembly, shall 
at that time be entitled to receive the same; and in case of 
contested elections to the convention, the contesting candi- 
dates shall pursue the same course and be governed by the 
same rules as shall then be provided by law in contested 
elections for members of the General Assembly of this 
State. 

§ 4. The members chosen to said convention shall meet oath. 
in the hall of the House of Representatives, in the Capitol, 
at the city of Springfield, at the time above designated for 
the meeting of said convention, and before entering upon 
their duties as members of. said convention, shall each take 
an oath to support the Constitution of the United States 
and of this State, and to faithfully discharge his duties as a 
member of said convention. The said members shall be 
the judges of their own privileges and election, and shall 
be entitled to the same privileges to which members of the 
General Assembly are entitled. They shall elect one of 
their number president, and may appoint one or more secre- 
taries, and such doorkeepers and messengers as their con- 
venience shall require. And such members of the convention 
and their secretaries and doorkeepers shall be entitled to 
receive as compensation for their services the sum of four 
dollars per day; and the messengers and subordinate officers 



voters. 



86 CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. 

shall receive [sncli] compensation as the convention f^hall b}'- 
resclrition diiect. The aiiHumt dne each pei'son shall be 
ceriiticc! by the president of the convention to the Andifor 
of Public Accounts, who shall issue warrants npon tlie 
T]-easnrer of the State, and tlie sanse shall be paid by the 
Treasurer in the same manner as other warrants ai'e paid. 
It shall lie the duty of tlie Secretary of State to attend said 
convention at the opening thereof, and he and all public 
oflicers shali fuiTiish such convention with all such papers, 
statements, books, or other public documents in their ])os- 
session, as the said convention shall order or require; and it 
shall be the dnt_y of the Secretary of State to furnish the 
members with all such stationery as is usual for the Legisla- 
ture whilst in session, and to cause such printing to be done 
as the convention shali from time to time require. 
Qualification of ^ 5. Tlic proccediuo^s of said convention shall be tiled 
m the oiTice of the Secretary ot State, and the amenaments 
or alterations to the constitution agreed to by the said con- 
Tention, shall be recorded in his office. The said amend- 
ments, revisions or alterations shall be submitted by the 
convention to the people for their adoption or rejection, at 
an election to be called by said convention; and every person 
entitled to vote, by the constitution and laws in force at the 
time fixed for said election, may v(»te on the question of 
adopting or rejecting said alterations or amendments; but 
each voter shall vote only in the election district in which 
lie shall at the time reside and be entitled to vote, and not 
elsewhere: and said amendments or alterations shall not 
take elfect unless adopted by a majority of the legal voters 
voting at such election. The amendments shall be so pre- 
pared and distinguished by numbers or otherwise, that they 
can be voted upon separately, and they shall be so voted 
upon, unless tlie convention shall be of opinion that it is 
impracticable to prepai-e them so that they can be voted 
upon in that manner; and if the said convention shall, by 
resolution, declare that in its judgment said amendments 
or alterations cannot be prepared so as to be voted upon 
separately, they shall be voted upon together. In either 
case the convention shall prescribe the form or nuiimer of 
voting, the publication of the alterations or amendments, 
and the notice to be given of the election. At the election 
mentioned in this section the judges of election shall receive 
the votes in the form to be ])rescribed l)y the said convention; 
and all the provisions of the laws of this State then in force 
in relation to the election of ofRcers at a general election, 
sliall apply to the voting upon said amendmeiits or altera- 
tions, so far as the same can be made applicable thereto; 
and the votes given ujjon said alterations or amendments 
shall be given and canvassed, and all proceedings shall be 
had in re^^ard to them as neai-ly a^^ pr;iL-ticable in the nuui- 
ner prescribed by the laws then in force in j'espect to votes 



cook: couxty records. 

given for Governor. It shall be the duty of the Secre- 
tary of State to lay before the General Assembly, in joint 
meetino;, at its next session, the vote for ratifjing or reject- 
ing said constitution, or any part thereof; and if it shall 
appear to said General Assembly, in such joint meeting, 
that a majority of all the votes given at said election have 
been in favor of accepting the said alterations or amend- 
ments, or an}^ part thereof, they shall, by a joint resolution, 
declare the constitution, as so amended or altered, to be the 
supreme law of this State; but if it shall appear that a 
majority of the votes were given against the said amend- 
ments or alterations, or any part thereof, then the same shall 
be null and void: Provided^ that if the convention shall fix 
upon any other manner of canvassing the votes for or against 
said amended constitution, and for its taking effect, then 
such manner as is pointed out by the convention shall be 
adopted. 

§ 6. All willful and corrupt false swearing, in taking any Pei'ju'y. 
of the oaths prescribed by this act, or by the laws of this 
State made applicable to this act, or any other mode or form 
in carrying into effect this act, shall be deemed perjury, and 
shall be punished in the manner now prescribed by law for 
willful and corrupt perjury, 

§ 7. The Secretary of State is hereby authorized to 
publish ten thousand copies of this act — tive thousand of 
which shall be distributed to the members of this General 
Assembl}', and tive thousand shall be distributed by the 
Secretary of State equally among the county clerks of the 
several counties of this State. 

Approved January 31, 1801. 



AN" ACT to transcribe certain records in Cook county. In force February 

IS, 1S61. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ reiyresented in the General AsseuJjly^ That the clerk to transcribe re- 
of the circuit court of the county of Du Page is hereby au- 
thorized to transcribe all the records in the recorder's office 
of the county of Cook, of deeds and mortgages given for 
lands situate in the county of DuPage previous to the Ibrm- 
ation of the county of DuPage, in a good and substantial 
book, which he shall procure for that purpose. 

§ 2. The said clerk shall have access to all the records Records to be 
of the county of Cook, for the purpose of making such '^°"p'^''^ • 
transcription. And when the same shall have been made, 
the said clerk shall compare or cause to be comjDared every 
article so transcribed with the original records of said 
Cook county, to correct errors, if any shall have been made. 



SS COOK COUNTY TOWX ISIEETIXGS. 

At the close of the same, the said clerk shall make a certi- 
lieate, ''that the following transcribed records have been 
carefully compared with the original records of said Cook 
county, and found to be correctly transcribed in eyery imv- 
ticuhir.'- 

§ 3. The said clerk shall deposit in the recorder's office 
of the county of DuPage the said records, when so trans- 
cribed, certihed by him to be a true and perfect copy ot such 
parts of the records of said county of Cook as ali'ect the 
interests of persons and lands in DuPage county ; which 
transcribed records shall have the same force and effect, in 
law, that the original has in the county from which they 
have been transcribed ; and copies thereof, certified, shall 
be evidence of facts contained therein, the same as if certi- 
fied from the original, in all respects whatever. 

§ 4. The said clerk shall receive such compensation for 
his services in transcribing said records as is now allowed by 
law, for the recording of deeds and mortgages, together with 
all his necessary expenses incurred on accouiit of said ser- 
vice, to be certified to by him; and the amount thereof shall 
be allowed by the board of supervisors of said DuPage 
county. 

§ 5. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 18, 1801. 



In'foi-ce Fehruary AX ACT in relation to Town Meetinq;s in Cook CountT. 

■ 21, 1801. 

Section 1. £e it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly^ That at any 
regular town meeting, in any town in Cook county, except 
the towns of jS^orth Chicago, South Chicago and West Chi- 
cago, where the legal voters shall vote a tax for any purpose, 
it shall be the duty of the town clerk of such town to report to 
the county clerk of said county, within five days thereafter, 
the amount of such taxes, voted as aforesaid ; and said county 
clerk shall forthwith enter the same upon the collector's 
book of such town, before the delivery of such book to the 
collector; and the tax so voted and levied shall be and be 
held as a special fund for the purpose for which the same 
was voted. 

§ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



cmcuiT couETS. 89 

AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to fix the times of holding Courts In force February 
in the First Judicial Circuit," approved February, ISGl. ^^' ■'■^^■'^" 

Section 1. £e it enacted hy the Peojyle of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the times 
of holding fall terms of court in thefii'st judicial circuit shall 
be as follows : 

lu Scott count}, on the first Monday in September ;■ in 
Morgan county, on the fourth Monday in September ; in 
Jersey county, on the third Monda}' in October ; in Greene 
county, on the fourth Monday in October ; and in Calhoun 
county, on the second Monday in Xoveniber. 

§ 2. So much of the act to which this is an amendment as 
conflicts with the provisions hereof, are hereby repealed. 

§ 3. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Appeoved February 20, 1861. 



AX ACT to fix the times of holdinjr Courts in the Fir;t Judicial Circuit. In force February 

16, 1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peo-ple of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, The times of 
holding terms of circuit courts in the several counties com- 
posing the fij'st judicial circuit shall be as follows, to-wit : 

In the county of Scott, on the second Monday in March, 
and the iirst Monday in September. 

In the county of Morgan, on the fourth Monday in March, 
and the third Monday in September. 

In the county of Jersey, on the third Monday in April, 
and the second Monday in October. 

In the county of Greene, on the fourth Monday in April, 
and the third. Monday in October. 

In the county' of Calhoun, on the second Monday in May, 
and the second Monday in ISTovember. 

§ 2. All writs, sub]3oenas, recognizances, and other pro- 
cess, which have been or may be hereafter issued, returna- 
ble to the terms of the circuit court in the said counties, as • 
hereafter required to be holden, shall be deemed and taken 
to be returnable to the terms of the circuit court in said 
counties, as herein required to be holden ; and all notices 
which may have been given, either by publication or other- 
wise, with reference to the terms of the circuit court in the 
said counties, as heretofore required to be holden, shall, by 
force of this act, refer to the terms of the circuit court in the 
said counties, as required to be held under this act; and 
all proceedings, now depending in the circuit courts of the 
said counties, shall be taken up and proceeded with, as if 

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90 CIRCUIT COURTS. 

no alteration had been made in tlie times of holding said 
courts. 

§ 3. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved Febriiarj 16, 1861. 



In force Arrll 24, AN ACT to fix the time of holding the Circuit Court in the several counties 
1S51. composing the Second Judicial District. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ Tepresented in the General Assemhly, That the cir- 
cuit court shall be held, after the spring term thereof, a. d., 
eighteen hundred and sixty-one, in the several counties 
composing the second judicial circuit, as follows : 

In the county of Marion, on the first Mondays of August 
and the third Mondays of March ; in the the county of Mon- 
roe, on the third Mondays of August and first Mondays of 
March ; in the county of Randolph, on the first Mondays of 
September and the fourth Monday of April ; in the county 
of Clinton, on the third Mondays of September and the 
second Mondays of May ; and in the county of Washington, 
on the first Mondays of October and the second Mondays 
of April, in each year. 

Approved February 20, 1861. 



In force Februory AN ACT to repeal an act entitled "An act to change the times of holding 
ii, lODi. courts in the Second Judicial Circuit," passed at the present session of the 

General Assembly. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Asseinhly^ That an act 
passed a^ the present session of the General Assembly, en-- 
titled "An act to fix the times of holding courts in the see-- 
ond judicial circuit," be and the same is hereby repealed. 

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

Approved February 22, 1861. 



In force February AN ACT to change the time of holding Courts in the Fourth Judicial Cir 
24, 1S61. • cuit. 

Section 1. Be it enacted ly the People of the State oj 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly, That fmir 
and after the passage of this act, the times of holding court ii 
the fourth judicial circuit shall be as follows : 



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CmCUIT COURTS, 91 

In the county of Clark, on the first Mondays in April and 
September. 

In the county of Cumberland, on the third Mondays there- 
after. 

In the county of Coles, on the second Mondays thereafter. 

In the county of Edgar, on the third Mondays thereafter. 

The Secretary of State shall forthwith transmit to the clerks 
of the circuit courts of the counties aforesaid certified copies 
of this act. 

§ 2. This act shall take effect and be force from and after 
its passage. 

Appkoved February 14, 1S61. 



AN ACT supplementary to an act entitled "An act to change the time of in force February 
holding Courts in the Fourth Judicial Circuit," approved February the 14th, 18, 1861. 
A. D. 1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy'the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented hi the General Assembly, That all re- 
cognizauces, writs and process, which may have been or 
may be issued and made returnable to the terms of courts in 
the several counties comprising the fourth judicial circuit, as 
heretofore required to be holden, shall be deemed and taken • 
to be returnable to said terms of said courts, as required 
to be holden under and by the act entitled "An act to 
change the time of holding courts in the fourth judicial cir- 
cuit," approved February the 14th, A. d. 1861, to which act 
this act is supplementary. And all notices, whether by 
publication or otherwise, which may have been given with 
reference to the terms of said courts, as heretofore required 
to be holden in the said circuit, shall, by force of this act, 
refer to the terms of said courts, so required to be held un- 
der the aforesaid act, to which this act is supplementary, as 
aforesaid. And proceedings pending in any of said courts 
shall be taken up and disposed of, according to law, as if no 
alteration had been made in the times of holding said 
courts. 

§ 2. The Secretary of State shall forthwith transmit, by 
mail, to the Clerks of the circuit courts of the several coun- 
ties comprising the fourth judicial circuit, certified copies 
of this act, as well as of the act to which this act is supple- 
mentary. 

§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 18, 1861. 



92 CIRCUIT COURTS. 

In force February AX ACT to chfinge the times of holding courts in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit 
' "* and to extend the times in .some of the counties thereof. 

Sectiox 1. £e it enacied by the Peojjle of the State of 
Illinois, %i'epresented in the General Assembly, That here- 
after the circuit courts in the twelfth judicial circuit of this 
State shall be held at the county seats of the respective 
counties thereof, at the times following, to-wit : 

SPRING TERM. 

In the county of White, on the third Monday in March. 

In the county of "Wabash, on the second Mondays there- 
after. 

In the county of Edwards, on the second Mondays there- 
after. 

In the county of Wayne, on the first Mondays thereafter. 

In the county of Jefferson, on the second Mondays there- 
after ; and in the county of Hamilton, on the second Mon- 
days thereafter. 

FALL TERM. 

In the county of White, on the third Mondays in August. 

In the county of Wabash, on the second Mondays there- 
after. 

In the county of Edwards, on the second Mondays there- 
after. 

In the county of Wayne, on the first Mondays thereafter. 

In the county of' Jefferson, on the second Mondays there- 
after ; and in the county of Hamilton, on the second Mon- 
days thereafter. 

^ 2. All writs, subpoenas, recognizances, and all other 
process, wdiich may have been or may be issued and made 
returnable to the terms of the circuit courts in said counties, 
as heretofore required to be held, shall be deemed and taken 
to be returnable to said terms of the circuit courts in said 
counties, as herein required to be held. And all notices 
which may have been given, either by publication or other- 
wise, with reference to the terms, as heretofore required to 
be held, shall, by force of this act, refer to the terms of the 
court required to be held under this act in said counties. 
And all proceedings pending in said courts shall be taken 
up and 2:)roceeded with, at the times herein specified for the 
holding of said courts, as if no alteration had been made in 
the times of holding said courts. 

§ 3, It shall be tlie duty of the Secretary of State, within 
twenty days after the passage of this act, to cause a certified 
copy of the same to be transmitted to each of the clerks of 
the circuit courts in said twelfth judicit;! circuit. 

§ 4. This act shall take efi'ect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 13, 1861. 



CIECTJIT COUETS. 93 

A>f ACT to regulate the practice in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit. In force April 24, 



1861. 



Sectiois^ 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assemhly, That in all 
cases of judgments by default in the several circuit courts 
in the said judicial circuit the judge may assess the dama- 
ges, without the intervention of the jury. 

§ 2. Judgments by confession may be entered in said, 
courts, at any time, in vacation, before the clerks of the cir- 
cuit conrts ; and such judgment shall have the same force 
and effect, from the time of entry, as if entered in term time, 
and shall become a lien upon real estate from the date of 
the entry thereof. 

Appkoved February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT to change the times of holding court in Will county, and for other in force February 

purposes. IS, 1801. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the 
March term of the Will county circuit court, as provided 
for by existing lav^^s, is hereby abolished. 

§ 2. There shall be held, annually, on the third Monday common law ana 
of March, in said county, a term of said court, for the trans- ^bancery. 
action of common law and chancery business only. All 
process and proceedings on the common law and chancery 
dockets shall be made returnable to said term as to other 
terms ; and said term shall be open for the transaction of all 
business on said dockets, of every kind, except the trial of 
causes on the common law docket. 

§ 3. No grand or petit jury shall be summoned for said juHes. 
term, but the judge shall have power to order a jury for 
the trial of any cause or issue in chancery, when the same 
may become necessary. 

§ 4. No causes on the common law docket shall be tried 
at said term, but damages may be assessed, as now provided 
by law in cases of default. 

§ 5. ISTo process or proceedings in any criminal case Process. 
shall be made returnable to said term ; nor shall said term 
be deemed a term for the transaction of criminal business in 
any respect or for any purpose whatever. 

§ 6. All process suits and proceedings at common law continuation of 
or in chancery, which have been, or may hereafter be made ^^'^• 
returnable to, set for or continued to the March term of said 
court, as heretofore existing, shall be taken and deemed to 
be returnable to, set for and continued to the March term, 
as herein provided for. And all process, causes and recog- 
nizances in criminal matters, which have been or may be 



94 CIRCUIT COURTS. 

hereafter made returnable to, set for or continued to the 
March term, hereby abohshed, shall be taken and deemed 
to be returnable to, set for and continued to the next May 
term of said court. 
Pi^as. ^ 7. ]SI"o plea shall hereafter be set aside, default en- 

tered, or appeal dismissed, for want of an affidavit of merits, 
in the circuit court of either of the counties of Will, Du 
Page or Grundy. 

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

Approved February 18, 1861. 



In force July 4, AN ACT to amend "An act to regulate the practice in the Sixteenth Judicial 
^^^^- Circuit, and to change the time of holding courts therein," approved Fe 

ruarj 7, 1859. 

Section 1. Be it enacted ly the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Asstmhly, That the time 
of holding circuit courts of Peoria county shall be on the 
first Mondays of February, April, June, August, October 
and December, in each and every year. 

§ 2. That the time of holding the circuit courts in the 
county of Stark shall be on the second Mondays of March 
and the first Mondays of J^ovember, in each and every 
year. 

§ 3. That the terms of the circuit court of Peoria county, 
to be held as provided in the first section of this act, shall 
not continue for a longer loeriod than three weeks: Provi- 
ded, that nothing lierein contained shall prevent said court 
from concluding the trial of any cause by jury which may 
be on trial at the end of such term, receiving the verdict of 
the jury, and entering judgment thereon, or from settling 
any motion or any other matter appertaining to such unfin- 
ished cause. 

§ 4. The terms of the circuit court of Peoria county, to 
be held on the first Mondays of February, June and Octo- 
ber in each and every year, as provided in the first section 
of this act, the fii'st two weeks thereof shall be devoted to 
the transaction of all civil business which may or can be 
done without the empanneling of a jury. The third week 
of each of said terms, mentioned in this section, shall be 
devoted to the trial of criminal causes by jury, and the 
transaction of any Ijusiness growing out of criminal prose- 
cutions, wdiich may or can be done without a grand jur}". 

§ 5. The terms of the circuit court of Peoria county, to 
be held on the first Mondays of April, August and Decem- 
ber in each and every year, as provided in the first section 
of tliis act, the first two weeks thereof shall be devoted to 



CIECUIT COURTS. 95 

the trial of civil causes by jury, to taking defaults in all 
cases where no defense is made, and to trials by court. 
The third week of said terms mentioned in this section shall 
be devoted to receiving bills of indictment from the grand 
jury, and the disposing of any matter appertaining to crimi- 
nal business, except trials by jury. 

§ 6. That at the terms of the circuit court of Peoria 
county, commencing on the first Mondays of April, August 
and December, as provided in the fifth section of this act, 
grand juries shall be elected and empanneled on the Mon- 
day of the third week of said terms. At the other three 
terms, mentioned in the fourth section of this act, no grand 
jury shall be elected or empanneled. 

§ 7. All laws or parts of laws estabhshing the said six- 
teenth judicial circuit, changing the time of holding courts, 
or regulating the practice therein, now in force, and which 
are in conflict with the provisions of this act, are hereby 
repealed. 

§ 8. This act shall be in force from and after the fourth 
day of July next. 

Approved February 18, 1861. 



AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act changing the time of holding In force February 
the circuit courts in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit," approved February 18, 1861. 
4, 1859. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General AssemUy, That section 
one of the above recited act be and the same is hereby so 
amended as to read : 

In the county of Macon, on the second Monday in ]^o- 
vember. 

In the county of Moultrie, on the third Mondays of 
March and September. 

In the county of Piatt, on the first Mondays thereafter. 

In the county of Payette, on the second Mondays there- 
after. 

In the county of Effingham, on the second Mondays 
thereafter. 

In the county of Shelby, on the first Mondays thereafter. 

§ 2. All writs, subpoenas, and any other process which 
may have been or may be issued, and made returnable to 
the terms of courts in said circuit, as heretofore required 
to be holden, shall be deemed and taken to be returnable to 
said terms of courts, as required to be holden by this act ; 
and all notices which may have been given, either of pub- 
lication or otherwise, with reference to the* times, as hereto- 



96 cmcuiT COURTS. 

fore required to be liolden, shall, bj force of this act, refer 
to the times of courts so required to be holden under this 
act ; and proceedings pending in any of said courts shall be 
taken up and disposed of, according to law, as though no 
alteration had been made in the time of holding said courts. 

§ 3. Upon the passage of this act, the Secretary of State 
shall, immediately thereafter, transmit a copy thereof to 
each of the clerks of said courts.. 

§ tt. All acts and parts of acts conflicting with the pro- 
yisions of this act are hereby repealed. 

This act to take eiiect from and after its passage. 

Appkoyed February 18, 1861. 



In force February ^^>^- ^^cT to chauoe the times of holding Courts in the Eighteenth Judicial 
■ 1^'lS'^l- Circuit. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the Geiieral Assembly, That hereafter 
the circuit courts in the several counties composing said 
circuit shall be held at the usual places of holding courts in 
said counties, to commence at the times following, viz : 

In the county of Montgomery, on the second Mondays 
of March and September, 

In the county of Macoupin, on the second Mondays there- 
after. 

In the county of Christian, on the second Mondays there- 
after ; and 

In the county of Sangamon, on the second Mondays fol- 
lowing ; and 

In the county of Sangamon, on the third Monday of 
August in each year ; and 

In the county of Macoupin, on the second Monday of 
December in each year. 

§ 2. And he it further enacted, That all writs, subpoe- 
nas, recognizances, and other process, which have been or 
may hereafter be issued, returnable to the terms of the 
circuit court in the said counties, as heretofore required to 
be holden, shall be deemed and taken to be returnable 
to the terms of the circuit court in said counties, as herein 
required to be holden ; and all notices which may have 
been given, by publication or otherwise, with reference to 
the terms of the circuit court in the said counties, as here- 
tofore required to be holden, shall, by force of this act, refer 
to the terms of the circuit court in the said counties, as 
required to be held under this act; and all proceedings in 
circuit courts of the said counties shall be taken up and 
proceeded with as if no alteration had been made in the 
times of holding said court. 

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CIRCUIT COURTS. . 97 

§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved Feb^pary 1^, 1861. 



AN ACT to change the times of holdins; Courts in the Kineteenth Judicial In force Februa- 

Circuit. ry, 16,1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the cir- 
cuit courts shall be held at the county seats of the several 
counties composing the nineteenth judicial circuit, at the 
times following, to-wit : 

In the county of Pulaski, on the first Monday in April 
and fourth Monday in August. 

In the county of Massac, on the third Mondays following. 

In the county of Pope, on the second Mondays following. 

In the county of Hardin, on the second Mondays follow- 
ing. 

In the county of Gallatin, on the second Mondays follow- 
ing ; and to continue in session in the last mentioned coun- 
ty indefinitely, at the chscretion of the jndge of said court. 

§ 2. All writs, subpoenas and recognizances and other 
process, which may have been or may be issued and made 
returnable to the terms of circuit courts in said counties, as 
heretofore requii'ed to be holden, shall be deemed and taken 
to be returnable to said terms of the circuit courts in said 
counties, as herein required to be holden. And all notices 
which may have been given, either by publication or other- 
wise, with reference to the terms, as heretofore required to be 
holden, shall, by force of this act, refer to the terms of the 
courts required to be held under this act in said counties. 
And all proceedings pending in said courts shall be taken 
up and proceeded with as if no alteration had been made in 
the time of holding said courts. 

§ 3. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, im- 
mediately upon the passage of this act, to cause a certified 
copy of this act to be transmitted to each of the clerks of the 
circuit courts of the several counties in said circuit. 

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

Approved February 16, 1861. 



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98 CIRCUIT COURTS. 

In force Fehrua- AX ACT to fix the times of holding Circuit Courts in the county of Wood- 
ry, 13. 1S61. ^^j.,^^ ;,^ ^\^q Twenty-third Judicial Circuit, and to regulate the practice in 

said Circuit. * 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly^ That hereafter 
the time for holding the circuit courts in and for the county 
of Woodford, in the twenty-third judicial circuit, shall be as 
follows, to-wit : On the second Monday of April, the second 
Monday of August and the second Monday of December, in 
each year : Provided^ that no grand jury shall be summoned 
to the December term of said court, unless upon the special 
order of the judge of said circuit, to be entered of record. 

§ 2. Adl writs, subpoenas, recognizances and other pro- 
cess which may have been or may be issued to the terms of 
the circuit court in said county, as heretofore required to be 
holden, shall be deemed and taken to be returnable to said 
terms of circuit court in said county, as herein required to 
be holden. And all notices which may have been given, 
either by publication or otherwise, with reference to the 
terms, as heretofore required to be holden, shall, by force 
of this act, refer to the t-erm of the court required to be held 
und-er this act in said county. And all proceedings pend- 
ing in said court shall be tiiken up and proceeded with as 
if no alteration had been made in the times for holding said 
court. 

§ 3. That for the purpose of facilitating the business of 
the courts in said circuit, the judge of said circuit may, by 
an order, to be filed in the clerk's office of the proper court, 
set apart any number of days, not exceeding one week, at 
the commencement of any term, for the hearing of motions, 
demurrers O/ud. arguments, the making up of issues, and the 
decision and disposition of all matters not requiring the in- 
tervention of a jury ; and may, in such order, direct and fix 
the time in any su^h term at which jurors (both grand and 
petit,) and witnesses shall be summoned to appear therein ; 
of which order public notice shall be given by the clerk of 
such court ; and summons for jurors and witnesses shall be 
made returnable ar-cordingly. 

§ 4. This act shall take efi'ect and be in force from and 
after its passage ; and the Secretary of State is directed to 
have the same printed, and to transmit, without delay, ten 
copies thereof to each clerk of circuit courts in said circuit. 

Approved February 13, 1861. 



CIRCUIT COURTS. 99 

AN ACT to chans-e the time of holdine; Courts in tlie Twenty-fourth Judicial In force February 

Circuit. 19.1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, 7'epresented in the General Assembly, That the times 
for holding courts in the twenty-fourth judicial circuit shall 
be as follows, to- wit : 

In the county of Bond, on the third Mondays of April 
and the fourth Mondays of September. 

In the county of St. Clair, on the third Mondays of March 
and the fourth Mondays of October. 

In the county of Madison, on the first Mondays of May 
and the first Mondays of October. 

§ 2. All writs, recognizances, process and notices, which 
may have been or may be issued and made returnable to 
the terms of circuit courts in said counties, as heretofore re- 
quired to be holden, shall be deemed and taken as returna- 
ble to said courts, as herein required to be held. And all 
proceedings pending in said courts shall be taken in said 
courts and disposed of in due form of law. 

§ 3. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 18, 1861. 



AN ACT to establish the Twenty-seventh Judicial Circuit ; to declare what In force February 
counties shall compose the Eighth Judicial Circuit ; and to fix the time of *i 1S61. 
holding courts in said counties. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assemhly, That the Judicial circuit, 
counties of Yermilion, Champaign, Douglas and Ford, shall 
compose a judicial circuit, to be called the "Twenty- seventh 
Judicial Circuit of the State of Illinois ;" and that circuit 
courts shall be holden at the respective county seats of said 
counties at the times following : 

In the count}'- of Champaign, on the first Mondays in 
April, first Mondays in August, and the first Mondays in 
December. 

In the county of Douglas, on the third Mondays in April, 
and the second Mondays in October. 

In the county of Yermilion, on the first Mondays in May, 
and the first Mondays in November. 

In the county of Ford, on the fourth Mondays in May, 
and the fourth Mondays in November. 

All writs, subpoenas, recognizances and other process, 
which may have been or may be issued and made returna- 
ble to the terms of the circuit courts in said counties, as 
heretofore required to be holden, shall be deemed and taken 
to be returnable to said terms of said courts in said counties, 
as herein required to be holden. And all notices which Notice.. 



100 



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Election. 



Circuit judge. 



State's attorney. 



Time of holdinj 
courts. 



may have been given or -wliicli shall be given, either by 
pnblication or otherwise, with reference to said terms, as 
heretofore required to be holden, shall, bj force of this act, 
refer to the terms of the court required to be held under this 
act in said counties. And all proceedings pending in said 
courts shall be taken up and proceeded wnth as if no altera- 
tion had been made in the times of holding said terms of 
court. 

§ 2. On the second Monday in March next an election 
shall be held in said counties for a judge of said twenty- 
seventh judicial circuit ; which shall be conducted and re- 
turns thereof made and certified and canvassed in the man- 
ner provided by the constitution and laws of tliis State. 
Said judge, wdien elected, shall hold his office until the next 
regular and general election for judges, as provided by the 
constitution, and until his successor is elected and qualified. 

§ 3. The said circuit judge, when elected, shall exercise 
all the powers, perform all the duties, and have all the 
jurisdiction and authcuity, now had or heretofore [hereafter] 
to be required of or exercised by circuit judges of the State, 
under the constitution and laws of this State. 

§ 4r. On the said second Monday of March next, an elec- 
tion for a state's attorney for said twenty-seventh judicial cir- 
cuit shall be holden ; which shall be conducted and returns 
thereof made and certified and canvassed in the manner pro- 
vided in the constitution and laws of this State. Said state's 
attorney, when elected, shall hold his office until the next 
general election for state's attorney, as provided by the con- 
stitution and laws of this State. Shall discharge the duties 
and receive the like fees, and compensation for services as 
such as aj)pertain to said office by the constitution and laws 
of this State. 

§ 5. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to 
cause a certified copy of this act to be immediately trans- 
mitted to each of the clerks [of the] circuit and county courts 
of the counties named in this act. And the clerks of the 
county courts of said counties of Yermilion, Cliampaign, 
Douglas and Ford, shall issue notices of the said election for 
judge and state's attorney, as aforesaid, in the manner now 
prescribed by law. 

§ 6. The counties of McLean, Logan and De Witt, shall 
hereafter constitute the eighth judicial circuit; and the times 
of hr)lding courts in the respective counties in said eighth 
judicial circuit shall be as follows : 

SPRING TERM. 

McLean, on the first Monday of March. Logan, on the 
first Monday of April. De Witt, on the first Monday of 
May. 

FALL TERM. 

McLean, on the first Monday of September. Logan, on 
the first Monday of October. De Witt, on the first Monday 
Af November. 



CIRCUIT COURTS. 101 

WINTER TEEM. 

McLean, on the first Monday of December. 

^ 7. The judges, respectively, of said circuit may, when spedai term, 
they shall deem it for the public interest, call a special term 
of com*t to be holden in any county of their said circuits, 
for the transaction of either criminal, chancery or common 
law business, exclusively ; and may order a ]uyj summoned 
or dispense with a jury, at any special term, as they may 
deem proper. And there shall be no grand jury at the 
June term of the McLean court, and the winter term of the 
Logan court, and the Angust term of the Champaign court, 
unless specially ordered by the judge. 

§ 8. Each judge of said circuits shall have power, upon 
entering the proper order of record, during any term of 
court, to fix an}^ number of days or terms at which he will 
hear, at his chambers, general and special motions, argu- 
ments of demurrer and arguments upon agreed cases, and 
for making all such interlocutory orders as may be necessa- 
ry to expedite the proceedings in any cause. And the said 
courts shall always be considered open for the hearing of 
all matters and applications on the chancery side thereof, 
and the granting of all such orders as may be required or 
necessary in the practice of such courts ; and all such mo- 
tions, orders and decisions of the judge, on such motions and 
applications, shall be entered of record by the clerk of the 
court ; and the orders shall have the same force and efl'ect, 
and the court shall have the same power to enforce the 
same as if entered in regular term time. 

§ 9. The judges, respectively, of said circuits, shall have Rules of practice. 
full power to establish all such rules of practice, at law or 
in equity, as they may deem necessary to expedite the i)usi- 
ness of said courts ; which rules of practice shall be binding 
and obligatory upon all parties to suits in said courts from 
the time such rules shall be entered of record. 

§ 10. That all process and service thereof, notices, suits 
and recognizances, which have been or may hereafter be 
issued, given, made, entered into, and returnable to the 
courts of said counties of Logan, McLean and De Witt, as 
at present arranged, shall be taken and held as conform- 
ing to the terms of said courts, as fixed by this act, and shall 
be valid to all intents and purposes. 

§ 11. The courts of said circuits shall have the same 
powers, in addition to those above prescribed, as are now 
conferred on the courts of the said eighth judicial circuit, as 
organized before the passage of this act. 

§ 12. This act shall take eflect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 4, 1S61. 



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CIRCUIT COURTS. 



In force February AX ACT to amend au act entitled "An act to establish the Twenty-sevent 
2'., 1&61. Judicial Circuit, to declare what counties shall compose the Eighth Judici; 



ith 

ipose tne ii,igntli Judicial 
Circuit, and to fix the times of holding courts in said counties," approved 
Februarj' 11th, 1861. 



Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the G-eneral Assembly, That the 
seventh section of said act be amended so as to read as fol- 
lows, to wit : The judges, respectively, of said circuit may, 
when they shall deem it for the public interest, call a special 
term of court, to be holden in any county of their said cir- 
cuits, for the transaction of either criminal, chancery or 
common law business, exclusively, and may order a jmy 
summoned or dispense with a jury, at any special term, as 
they may deem proper ; and there shall be no grand jury at 
the winter term of the McLean court and the Augus't term 
of the Champaign court, unless specially ordered by the 
judge. 

§ 2. This act shall be a public act and be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Approved Febniary 22, 1861. 



Judicial circuit. 



Grand jury. 



In force February AN ACT to establish the Twenty-eighth Judicial Circuit, and to fix the limits 
16, 1S62. Qf ^jjg Thii-teenth Judicial Circuit, and to change the time of holding Courts 

in said Thirteenth Circuit, and for other purposes. 

Sectiox 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the G-eneral Assembly, That the 
counties of Kane and Du Page shall compose a judicial cir- 
cuit, to be called the " Twenty-eighth Judicial Circuit ;" and 
that the circuit courts of said circuit shall be held at the 
county seats of said counties at the times following, to wit : 
In the county of Kane, on the first Mondays in October, 
February and May ; in the county of Du Page, on the third 
Mondays in I^ovember and March. 

§ 2. That no grand jury shall be summoned to attend at 
tlie May term of the Kane county circuit court ; and the 
said May term shall not be a term for the trial of criminal 
cases, except when the defendant is in jail, in which cases 
trial may be had as in other cases. And all recognizances, 
writs, and other process, in criminal cases, shall be returna- 
ble to the next succeeding term, whether the same shall be 
made so returnable or not. 

§ 3. Tliere shall be an election held on the first Monday 
of June next for the election of a circuit judge for said cir- 
cuit ; which election shall be conducted and returns made 
thereof and canvassed in the same manner provided by the 
constitution and laws of the State. Said judge, when elect- 
ed, commissioned and qualified, shall hold his ofiice until 



Elections. 



cmcriT COURTS. 103 

the next general election of judges, as provided by the con- 
stitution, and until his successor shall be duly qualified. 

§ 4. There shall be an election on the first Monday in 
June next for the election of a state's attorney in said twenty- 
eighth judicial circuit; which election shall be conducted and 
returns made thereof and canvassed in the same manner 
provided by the constitution and laws of the State for the 
election of circuit judge. Said state's attorney, when elect- 
ed, commissioned and qualified, shall hold his ofiice until 
the next general election of state's attorney, as provided 
by the constitution, and until his successor shall be duly 
qualified. 

§ 5. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to 
cause a certified copy of this act to be immediately transmit- 
ted to the clerks of the circuit and county courts of said 
counties. And the clerks of the county courts of said coun- 
ties shall issue notices for said elections ; which notices shall 
be posted up in the several towns of said counties, in like 
manner as is provided by the laws of this State for holding 
general elections. 

§ 6. The said circuit judge, when elected and qualified. Powers of judge 
and the said state's attorney shall exercise all the powers, ^^ attorney. 
perform all the duties, and have all the jurisdiction and au- 
thority now or hereafter to be required or exercised by the 
state's attorneys and circuit judges in this State under the 
constitution and laws thereof; and shall receive the same 
compensation as other judges and state's attorneys are enti- 
tled to receive under the laws of this State, 

§ 7. The state's attorney of said circuit shall attend state's attorneys, 
to all criminal business in the courts of common pleas of 
the cities of Elgin and Aurora, in said county of Kane; 
and for such services shall receive the same fees as is now 
provided b) law for state's attorneys in the circuit court. 

§ 8. The thirteenth judicial circuit shall remain and be 
composed of the counties of Boone, DeKalb and McHenry; 
and that the circuit courts of said circuit shall be held at the 
county seats of said counties at the times following, to wit : 

In the county of Boone, on the second Mondays in Feb- 
ruary and fourth Monday in August. 

In the county of DeKalb, on the fourth Monday in Feb- 
ruary and second Monday in September. 

In the county of McHenry, on the fourth Monday in 
March, the second Monday in October, and the third Mon- 
day in December, in each and every year ; but there shall 
be no grand jury at the December term. All writs, subpce- 
nas, recognizances or other process, which may have been 
or may be issued and made returnable to the terms of court 
in the last mentioned counties, as heretofore required by 
law to be holden, shall be deemed and taken to be returna- 
ble to the said terms of the court, as required to be holden 
under this act. And all notices which may have been given 



lOi CIRCUIT COURTS. 

or whieli may be given, either by publication or otherwise, 
to the terms, as heretofore required to be holclen, shall, by 
force of this act, refer to the terms of court, as required to 
be holden by this act. And all proceedings pending in said 
courts shall be taken up and disposed of as if no alteration 
had been made in the time of holding said courts. 

§ 9. The circuit judges and state's attorneys in the 
eleventh and thirteenth judicial circuits, as heretofore consti- 
tuted, shall continue to hold their offices and perform all the 
duties ajDpertaining thereto, in the several counties for which 
they were elected, respectively, until the next general elec- 
tion for circuit judges, and until the judge and state's attor- 
ney for the said twenty-eighth judicial circuit shall be elected 
and qualified ; and until such election and qualification there 
shall be no change in the said circuits, either in the power 
or duties of said officers, or the jurisdiction of or the times 
of holding said courts. 

§ 10. This act shall take efi"ect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 16, 1S61. 



In force Februai-y AN ACT changing the time of holding the Circuit Court of the County of 
22, 1S61. Bureau. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, rejji'esented in the General Assembly, That from 
and after this date the term of the circuit court of the coun- 
ty of Bureau, heretofore holden on the third Monday of 
September, shall hereafter be holden on the second Monday 
of August, in each and every year. 

§ 2. All acts or parts of acts, inconsistent with this act, 
are hereby repealed. 

§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



In force February AN ACT to regulate the practice of the Circuit Court in the County of 
20, 1S«1- ' Stephenson. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all 
persons commencing suit in the circuit court of Stephenson 
county, and all jjersons taking appeals or change of venue to 
said county, shall be required to deposit with the clerk of 



COmSTTY COTJETS. 105 

said court, before lie shall issue any process, the sum of five 
dollars, to be paid* into the county treasury, there to remain 
and be held as a special fund for the pa}' ment of jurors' fees ; 
the said sum of five dollars to be taxed as costs against the 
unsuccessful party : Provided^ that no such deposit shall be 
required in case of cognovit or confession. 

§ 2. The first week of each and every term of \h.Q circuit 
court of said county shall be employed [in] disposing of 
motions, demurrers, and all other business as can be attend- 
ed to without the aid of a jury. After said first week the 
business of said com-t shall be the trial of causes by jury 
and all other business not disposed of in the first week, in 
the discretion of the judge. There shall be no jury sum- 
moned to attend said court until the second week. 

§ 3. Parties wishing to prosecute a suit of poor persons 
shall be examined, under oath, by the clerk of said court ; 
and if it shall appear to such clerk that the case falls within 
the act now in force in relation to the right of a poor person 
to sue, then the clerk shall allow each [such] person to com- 
mence suit without the deposit of the sum aforesaid. 

§ 4. This act shall be a public act and shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

Approved February 20, 1861. 



AN ACT declaring County Courts at all times in session to hear and deter- in force February 

mine certain cases. 22, 1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peojyle of the State of 
Illinois, rejpresented in the General Assembly, That here- 
after county courts shall be held to be at all times open and 
in session, to hear and determine, at chambers, applications 
for discharge by insolvent debtors. 

§ 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



AX ACT to extend the jurisdiction of the County Courts in certain cases. Inforce February 
■^ -^ 22, 1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of 
Illinois, Te])resented in the General Assembly, That the 
several county courts of this State, doing probate business, 
shall have jurisdiction in all cases of debts, and assumpsits, 
express or implied, w^here guardians shall be parties, plain- 
tift' or defendant, where the amount claimed on either side 
—11 



10t> COUNTY COURTS. 

to be due sliall not exceed one thousand dollars. And all 
orders, judgments and decrees shall havelhe same force and 
effect as judgments of a similar kind in the circuit courts ; 
and process to issue on either real or personal jDroperty. 

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

Appeoted February 22, 1861. 



In force February j^x ACT to authorize the Countv Court of Marion County to transcrily; 
'^'^» ^^*'^- certain Records. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peoj^le of the State of 
Illinois^ rejprese^ited in the General Assembly, That the 
county court of Marion county are hereby authorized and 
empowered to have transcribed book B, being a record of 
deeds, mortgages and other instruments of writing, belong- 
ing to the recorder's office of said county. 
Certificate of the § 2. That Said trauscript, when made and properly cer- 
circuit cierij. tificd by the clerk of the circuit court and ex officio recorder 
of said county, shall have all the legal force and effect of 
the original record. 

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

Approved February 20, 1861. 



In force March 1, AX ACT to extend the iurisdiction of the Circuit Court of Gallatin Countv. 
i«fti " 



1861. 



Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Beoj^le of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General AssemUy, That the 
jurisiiictioii of the couuty court of Gallatin county, in this State, when sitting 
court. £^^, probate business, shall have concurrent jurisdiction with 

the circuit courts of this State in all suits or actions of debt, 
assumpsit, trespass, trover, replevin and account, in sums 
not exceeding five thousand dollars ; in suits or applications 
for the assignments of widows' dower in the lands of their 
deceased husbands; in suits of petition for partition of lands, 
and applications of guardians for the sale of lands for minors, 
for the support and education of said minors. 
i33ue of process. § 2. Tlic proccss of Said court shall be issued by the 
clerk of said court, under the seal thereof, and directed to 
the sheriff of the proper county, and executed as now pro- 
vided by law for the execution of process issued out of the 
circuit courts of this State; and the practice and proceed- 
ings in said county court shall be the same as in the circuit 
courts, in similar cases; and all orders, judgments and 



COUNTY COUETS. l07 

decrees of said court shall be of the same force and have 
the same effect upon personal and real property which 
orders, judgments and decrees made or rendered by the 
circuit courts of this State now or may hereafter have by 
law. 

§ 3. Appeals and writs of error may be prosecuted from Appeals w writs 
all final orders, judgments and decrees of said county court ° ^"°'^' 
to the supreme court of this State, in the same manner that 
appeals and writs of error are taken from the circuit courts <- 

of this State. 

§ 4. All appeals from the final decisions and judgments 
made or rendered by justices of the peace of said county 
of Gallatin, in civil cases, may be taken to the said county 
court. 

§ 5. The clerk of said court, the sherifi' and other ^ej^^^o^^officers of 
oflicers of said court, shall receive the several fees and 
compensations that now or hereafter may be allowed by 
law for similar services in the circuit courts of this State, 
and each person sworn in said court, on making afiidavit 
of service during the term, shall be entitled to fifty cents 
in each case, and mileage at the rate of four cents per 
mile going and returning from his residence to the county 
seat, which shall be taxed and collected as other costs and 
fees are taxed and collected. 

§ 6. Said county court shall have power to prescribe all '^""^®- 
rules and regulations for selection and empanneling juries 
for the trial of all cases provided for in this act. 

§ 7. Any person or party to any suit or proceeding in change of venue. 
said court may apply in said county court for a change of 
venue to the circuit court of said county of Gallatin, on 
filing in said county court a petition, under oath, setting 
forth that he, she or they verily beheve that the county 
judge of said county of Gallatin is so prejudiced against 
him, her or them that he, she or they cannot have a fair and 
impartial trial in said county court. The said county judge 
shall thereupon grant a change of venue to the circuit court 
of Gallatin county; and said cause shall thereupon be set 
down for trial in said circuit court, the same as if originally 
instituted therein. And the clerk of said county court. Transcript of the 

• T • -, n 1 T r> • ^ record. 

witliin twenty days alter the adjournment of said county 
court, at which change of venue shall be granted, shall 
make a perfect transcript of all the proceedings had in said 
case in said county court, which shall be certified as true 
and correct by the clerk of said county court, under the 
seal thereof; which, together w^ith all the papers appertain- 
ing to said suit, shall, within the said twenty days, be 
returned by said clerk of said county court to the circuit 
clerk's ofiice of said county of Gallatin. And said suit 
shall be by said circuit clerk docketed as original suits are 
docketed in said circuit court, and shall be tried in said 
circuit court as suits instituted therein are tried. 



108 COUNTY COURTS. 



Docket fees. 



§ S. The clerk of said county court shall tax and collect 
a docket fee of one dollar and fifty cents in each suit or 
proceeding heard and determined in said court, under the 
authority as provided for in this act; which docket fee, 
when collected, shall be paid over to the county judge of 
said county of Gallatin, in addition to the compensation 
now allowed him by law; all of which costs and fees, made 
or accruing in any proceeding or suit- had in said court, 
under or by virtue of this act, may be collected of the party 
or parties making the said costs, by execution or .fee bill 
issued by said county clerk. 

§ 9. Be it further enacted^ That the county judge of said 
county of Gallatin may hear and determine, in vacation, all 
applications for discharge from imprisonment for debt, as 
provided for by chapter 52, Ee vised Laws of Illinois, and 
shall cause the proceedings therein to be recorded in the 
records of said court, at the next ensuing term of said court 
held for probate business. 

This act shall be deemed and taken as a public act, and 
be in force from and after the first day of March, 1861. 

§ 11. Be it further enacted, That the Secretary of State 
transmit to the clerk of the county court of said county of 
Gallatin, immediately, a copy of this act, with a certificate 
from under his hand, with the seal of State attached. 

Appeoved February 21, 1861. 



AX ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to amend an act establisliing 
County Courts, approved Februai-y 12, 1849, and to extend the jurisdiction 
of the County Court ■ f YermiHon County," approved 21th February, 1859. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, reirresented in the General Assemljly, That section 
four of the act to which this is an amendment, is hereby 
repealed. 

§ 2. It shall be the duty of the judge of said county 
court to summon a jury, whenever one is demanded by 
either party, or whenever one is required for any purpose, 
to serve during the term, or as long as may Ije deemed 
necessary; and such jury shall be paid as now provided for 
by law. 

§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved Feljruary IS, 1861. 



COUNTY COURTS. 109 

AN ACT to repeal an act entitled "An act to extend the jurisdiction of tlie In force Feln-ufux 
County Court of Peoria County," approved February 9, 1855. ^^' ^^^^• 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois,, represented in the General Assembly^ That the act 
entitled "An act to extend the jurisdiction of the county 
court of Peoria county," apiDroved February 9, 1855, be and 
the same is hereby repealed. 

§ 2. All judgments rendered in said county court, under Judgments ami 
its said extended jurisdiction, shall remain liens on the real ^^^'^^ ^°"^' 
estate in said county, owned by the persons against "whom 
judgments may be rendered, the same as if said act was not 
hereby repealed. And it shall be lawful for the clerk of 
said county court to issue executions and other process upon 
all judgments rendered in said county court in the same 
manner as if said act were not hereby repealed. And the 
sheriff of said county shall execute such executions or pro- 
cess in the same manner as if the said act was not hereby 
repealed. And all sales made by such sheriif shall be as 
eft'ectual and binding as if said act was still in force. 

§ 3. All causes pending and undetermined in said county certain papers to 
court, under its said extended jurisdiction, shall be trans- ^^^^^'-^^^^f"'!'^'^- 
ferred, togethei* with all the papers in such causes and a 
record of the proceedings of the court in said causes, to the 
circuit court of said county; and the circuit court shall pro- 
ceed and determine said causes in the same manner as if 
the same had been originally brought in said court. And 
it is hereby made the duty of the clerk of said county court 
to transfer the said causes, with the papers and the records 
of the proceedings therein, without delay. 

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

Approved February 18, 1861. 



AN ACT to repeal "An act to extend the jurisdiction of the County Court of In force February 

Iroquois County." IS, 1S61. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly^ That so much' 
of the act entitled "An act to amend an act establishing 
County Courts," approved February twelfth, eighteen hun- 
dred and forty-nine, and to extend the jurisdiction of the 
county court of Yermilion county, and approved February 
twentj^-fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, as extends 
the jurisdiction of the county court of Iroquois county, be 
and the same is hereby repealed. 

2. All suits which may be remaining upon appeal, suits to be trans- 
according to the provisions of the aforementioned act, in °""^"^' 



110 



CITY COURTS. 



the said county court of said Iroquois county, at the time 
of the passage of this act, shall be at once transmitted by 
the clerk of the said count}^ court to the office of the clerk 
of the circuit court of said Iroquois county, and shall be 
entered by the said circuit clerk upon the docket of the said 
circuit court, in the order of their appeal, for trial, and shall 
be tried by the said circuit court as if originally appealed to 
Bonris. said circuit court. And all bonds which shall have been 

given for the purpose of perfecting appeals to the said county 
court shall be taken and held to be valid, and shall have the 
same force and effect as if given for the appeal of said causes 
to the circuit court of said count}^ of Iroquois. And all writs 
of summons, which may have been issued by the clerk of 
the county court of said county, upon appeals now pending 
in said county court, shall have the same force and effect as 
if issued by the clerk of the circuit court of said county, 
and shall be deemed returned or returnable to the office of 
the circuit clerk of said county. 

§ 3. Tliis act shall be in force from and after its passage. 
Appkoved February IS, 1S61. 



AX ACT to establish a Recorder's Court in the city of Feoria. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assemhly^ That there 
shall be established in the city of Peoria an inferior court of 
civil and criminal jurisdiction, which, shall be a court of 
record, by the name of the "Peoria City Court," and shall 
have concurrent jurisdiction, [in] the city of Peoria, with the 
circuit court of Peoria county, in all cases, civil and crimi- 
nal, except murder and treason. 

§ 2. The judge of said court shall be elected by the 
qualified voters of said city, and shall be commissioned by 
the Governor, and shall hold his office for the term of four 
years, and until his successor is elected and qualified, and 
shall possess the same powers as are vested in the judges of 
the circuit court, except as limited by this act. 

§ 3. An election for judge of said court shall be held on 
the first Tuesday in the month of May, a. d. 1861, and 
every four years thereafter. It shall be the duty of the 
clerk of the city of Peoria to give notice of said election, in 
some newspaper published in the city of Peoria, at least ten 
days previous to the day of said election. 

§ 4. The judge of said court shall be elected in the same 
manner as the mayor and other officers of the said city of 
Peoria, and under the ordinances of said city now in 
frjrce or which may hereafter be in force in said city, in 



CITY COUETS. Ill 

relation to the election of mayor and other officers. And 
the clerk of the citj of Peoria, under the seal of the city, 
shall certify to the Governor the number of votes received 
by each person for said office ; and the person receiving the 
highest number of votes, as shown by the certificate of the 
said clerk, shall be commissioned by the Governor as the 
judge of said court : Provided^ the validity of any such 
election or the right of any person declared duly elected 
may be contested in the manner prescribed by the statute in 
other cases. 

§ 5. The judge shall be called the "Judge of the Peoria 
City Court," and shall receive the same salary from the 
state treasury as is now paid the respective judges of the 
circuit courts, to be paid in the same manner ; and, in addi- 
tion thereto, he shall receive the sum of not less than eight 
hundred dollars, annually, to be paid quarterly, out of the 
treasury of the city of Peoria. 

§ 6. Said court shall be holden at such place, in the city 
of Peoria, as shall be provided by the common council of 
the city of Peoria, and shall have a seal, to be provided by 
said city. 

§ 7. There shall be a clerk of said court, who shall be 
elected in the same manner as herein provided for the 
election of the judge of said court, and shall hold his office 
for the term of four years, and shall be commissioned in the 
same manner and upon the same terms as now provided for 
the commissioning of clerks of the circuit court ; and, before 
entering upon the duties of his office, he shall take the same 
oath that is required to be taken by clerks of the circuit 
court, and shall also enter into bond, in the like sum 
required of them, and he shall have the same power and 
authority, and perform like duties, be subject to the same 
liabilities, and be entitled to the same fees, as are or may be 
provided by law in relation to clerks of the circuit courts, 
and shall be removable from office in like manner as clerks 
of the circuit courts. 

§ 8. Tlie process of said court shall be tested in the 
name of the clerk thereof, and shall be issued and executed 
in the same manner as process from the circuit court of 
Peoria county; and process out of said court may issue 
against a defendant or defendants, if found in said city of 
Peoria, in all cases, and against a defendant or defendants, 
to the sheriff of the county where said defendant or defend- 
ants may reside, through the State, in cases where the 
plaintiff or plaintiffs, or any one of them, reside in the city 
of Peoria, or where the debt, contract or cause of action 
accrued in the city of Peoria, or where the contract may 
have been specifically made payable in the city of Peoria, 
and in all cases where there are more than one defend- 
ant and one defendant resides or may be found in the city 
of Peoria the plaintiff commencing his action in said court 



CITY COrKTS. 

may have a writ or writs issued, directed to the sheriff of 
any county or counties where the other defendant or defend- 
ants, or any or either of them, may be found. And all 
criminal process shall run through the state as criminal pro- 
cess issued out of the circuit courts. And all civil process 
issued out of said court shall have the same force and effect 
as similar process issued out of the circuit court. 

§ 9. All orders, judgments and decrees of said court 
shall be a lien upon real estate in the county of Peoria, 
from the rendition thereof, and shall be enforced and col- 
lected in the same manner as orders, judgments and decrees 
rendered in the circuit courts. Ancl appeals and writs of 
error from the orders, judgments and decrees of said court 
may be taken to the supreme court, and shall be had in the 
same cases, and taken and conducted in the same manner as is 
provided by the laws of this state for the taking of appeals 
and writs of error from the circuit courts : Promded^ that 
the judge of said court shall have full power to establish all 
such rules of practice, at law [and] in ec[uity, as he may think 
necessary to expedite the business of said court; which 
rules of practice shall be binding and obligatory upon the 
parties to suits in said court from the time they shall be en- 
tered of record. 

§ 10. That in all cases in said court of judgment by 
default in actions ex contractu^ the court may, without the 
intervention of a jury, assess the damages; and in all cases 
execution may issue forthw^ith upon the rendition of judg- 
ments : Provided^ the plaintiff in execution shall first file 
an aflidavit of himself or some credible person that the ben- 
efit of liis judgment will be in danger of being lost, unless 
execution issue fortliM^th. And all executions issued out of 
said court shall have the same lien, within the county of 
Peoria, upon personal property of the defendant or defend- 
ants, from the time they shall be delivered to the sheriff or 
other ofiicer, as though issued out of the circuit court. 

§ 11. That judgments by confession may be entered in 
said court, at any time in vacation, before the clerk, by filing 
the ^jroper papers with the clerk ; and such judgments shall 
have the same force and effect, from the time of entry, as 
if entered in term time. 

§ 12. The said court shall always be open for the dispo- 
sal of all matters in chancery, whether interlocutory or 
final, and shall possess all the power, in vacation, Avhich it 
could exercise in term time, subject to such rules and regu- 
lations, with respect to the practice, as said court may from 
time to time adopt: And provided furt]iei\ that no final 
decree shall be entered up, unless when specially author- 
ized by statute, except at a vacation or regular term of said 
court. 

§ 13. The judge of said court shall hold three terms of 
said court in each year, commencing on the first Monday of 



CITY COURTS. 113 

March, tlie first Monday of July and tlie first Monday of 
JSTovember, respectively, and shall continue each term until 
all the business before the same is disj^osed of. tThe said 
judge shall have power to appoint special terms of said 
court, at such times as he may think proper, upon giving 
twenty days' notice thereof in some newspaper published 
in said city. And all orders, judgments, decrees and pro- 
ceedings, made or had at any such special terms, shall be as 
valid and efiectual as if made or had at a regular term of 
said court ; and he shall have the power, upon entering the 
proper order of record in said court, during any term there- 
of, to fix any number of days or times at which he will hear, 
at his chambers, general and special motions, arguments of 
demurrers and arguments upon agreed cases, and for the 
making up of issues and for the making of orders thereupon, 
and for the making of all such interlocutory orders as 
may be necessary to expedite the proceedings in any cause ; 
and may, at any regular term of said court, by order entered 
of record in said court, appoint such special terms as may 
be deemed necessary ; and the said court shall always be 
considered open for hearing all matters and aj^plications on 
the chancery side thereof, and the granting of all such 
orders as may be required or necessary in the j^ractice of 
said court. 

§ 14. All recognizances, except in cases of treason and 
murder, taken before any judge, justice or magistrate 
residing in said city, in criminal cases, and when the offense 
shall be committed in the city of Peoria, shall be made re- 
turnable to said court ; and it shall be the duty of the ofii- 
cers taking the same to return all the j)apers in such crimi- 
nal cases to the said court; and all fines, penalties and 
forfeitures, had or taken in any proceeding in said court, 
shall inure to the benefit, and shall, when collected, be 
paid into the state treasury. 

§ 15. All appeals and writs of certioraTi from the deci- 
sions of justices of the peace or other magistrates within 
said cit}^, may be taken to said city court of Peoria, and 
there be heard and determined as like cases in the circuit 
court. 

§ 16. Change of venue in all cases may be taken from 
said court to the circuit court of Peoria count}', for the same 
causes and in the same manner as changes of venue are 
now by law allowed from the circuit courts ; and when the 
petition shall allege that the inhabitants of Peoria county 
are prejudiced against the petitioner the change of venue 
shall be to the circuit court of some adjoining county, where 
the causes of complaint do not exist : Provided., that if the 
judge of said court shall not be satisfied that said petition is 
true the court may require the petition to be verified by the 
oath of some credible person, other than the oath of the 
party applying for such change of venue, and may require 



CITY COUETS. 

the reasons for the belief of the petitioner to be stated in 
the petition. 

§ 17. The sheriff of the connty of Peoria shall perform 
the same duties, and have the same powers, and be liable 
to the same penalties, in the said court as in the circuit 
courts ; and all officers executing any process of said court 
shall l^e entitled to like fees and compensation that are now 
or hereafter may be allowed for similar services in the cir- 
cuit courts of this state, to be received, collected and paid in 
like manner as such fees now are or hereafter may be ; and 
the sheriff of Peoria county shall be required to appoint one 
or more deputies, who shall reside within the corporate 
limits of said city of Peoria. 

§ IS. The prosecuting attorney of the county of Peoria 
shall be the prosecuting attorney of said court, whose powd- 
ers, duties, fees and salary shall be the same as now provi- 
ded by law or shall hereafter be provided in relation to 
prosecuting attorneys of the state, and be paid out of the 
state treasury in the same manner. 

§ 19. The grand and petit jurors of said court shall be 
selected from the qualified inhabitants of said city of Peoria, 
by the common council thereof, in the same manner that 
jurors are selected by the county court, at least fifteen days 
before any of tlie regular terms of said court; and the clerk 
of the city of Peoria shall, within five days thereafter, cer- 
tify to the clerk of said court a list, respectively, of the 
grand and petit jurors, whose duty it shall be to issue and 
deliver to the sheriff of Peoria county a summons, as pro- 
vided for jurors in the circuit courts; which jurors shall 
possess the same qualifications, and be liable to the same 
penalties and punishments, and have the benefit of the 
same excuses and exceptions as are imposed and allowed by 
the laws of this state to jurors in the circuit courts ; and 
shall take the same oaths, possess the same powers, and be 
governed in all their proceedings in the same manner as is 
prescribed, imposed and allowed in the case of jurors in 
the circuit courts. 

§ 20. The jurors of said court shall receive, out of the 
city treasury, the same compensation that is allowed to jurors 
of the circuit court, to be paid upon the certificate of the 
clerk of said court. 

§ 21. The judge of said court may interchange with the 
judge of any circuit court in this state, with the same rights, 
duties and powers as are or may be conferred upon judges 
of the circuit courts of this state in like cases. 

§ 22. In all cases in said court, where, by the laws of 
this state, offenders may be sentenced to the county jail, 
the said judge shall sentence such offenders to the city jail 
of the city of Peoria ; and all persons who may be commit- 
ted by the magistrates or other officers of the city of Peoria, 
for offenses committed in said city, shall be committed to 



CITY COURTS. 115 

said city jail, except in cases of treason ; and the common 
council of the city of Peoria shall provide for the support 
and maintenance of said city jail. 

§ 23. Any vacancy in the office of judge or clerks of 
said court may be filled by election, at such times and 
places as may be appointed by the common council of said 
city; and the person elected to fill such vacancy shall hold 
his office until the next reo-ular election for such officers, as 
provided by this act: Promded, that when the office of clerk 
of said court is vacant the judge of said court may appoint a 
clerk 2'>^'o tern., who shall act until a clerk is elected and 
qualified. 

§ 2-1. That all docket* and jury fees, pro^^ded by law to 
be paid in cases inuring in the circuit court, shall be paid in 
all suits inuring in said court, to the clerk thereof; and all 
persons instituting suits in said court, except by appeal, and 
persons in whose favor judgments shall be entered by confes- 
sion, shall, before the filing of any papers or the issuing of 
any process, pay to the clerk of said court the sum of two 
dollars, as appearance fee, which shall be paid by the clerk 
into the city treasury immediately after the adjournment of 
each term of court ; which shall be taxed by the clerk in 
the bill of costs to [the] unsuccessful party. All expenses 
of said court shall be paid by the city of Peoria, except as 
otherwise provided by this act. 

§ 25. The process of said court may be directed to any 
of the counties of this state, in the same manner, and shall 
have the same force and effect as similar process issued out 
of the circuit courts. 

§ 26. This act shall not be so construed as to repeal, by 
implication or otherwise, or in any manner affect the exist- 
ing jurisdiction of any inferior local court, heretofore estab- 
lished, under the provisions of the constitution and laws of 
this state. 

§ 27. The judge of said court shall have power, at any 
time, when he shall have ordered a special term of said 
court, to direct the clerk of said court to issue a venire for a 
jury at any such special term. 

§ 28. This act shall be deemed a public act, and shall 
take effect and be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861.- 



AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to establish Recorders Courts in In force February 
the Cities of LaSalle and Peru. 18> 1S61. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly. That, iud^'- Judgments by 

conf6ssion 

ments by confession may be entered in said courts, at any 
time, in vacation, before the clerk, by ffiing the i^roper pa- 



116 CITY cornTS. 

pers with tlie clerk; and sucli judgments shall have the 
same force and effect, from the time of eutrj, as if entered 
in term time. 
Change of venue. § 2, Changes of venuc, in all cases, may be taken from 
said courts to the circuit court of LaSalle county, for the 
same causes and in the same manner as changes of venue 
are now by law allowed from circuit courts; and when the 
petition shall allege that the inhabitants of LaSalle county 
are prejudiced against the petitioner the change of venue 
shall be taken to the circuit court of some adjoining county 
where the causes of complaint do not exist. 

§ 3. The judge of said courts shall have the right to ap- 
point a master in chancery for each of said courts. 
Issue of execu- § '^- When it sliall appear, by the return of any execu- 
tions, tion issued by any justice of the peace in said cities, that 
the defendant in the execution has not personal property 
sufficient to satisfy the execution in tlie county of LaSalle, 
and it is desired by the plaintiff to have the same levied on 
real estate in that or any other county, the plaintiff may 
cause a certified transcript of the judgment to be filed with 
the clerks of either of said courts ; and the said judgments 
shall have all the efiect of a judgment rendered in such 
recorder's court, and execution shall issue thereon in that 
court as in other cases. 
Time of tioidin" § ^- Tlic regular terms of said courts shall be as fol- 
courts. ° lows : The recorder's court for the city of LaSalle shall be 
held on the first Mondays of January, May and October ; 
and the recorder's court of the city of Peru shall be held on 
the third Mondays of January, May and October, of each 
year. 

§ 6. All sales of property, made by virtue of any pro- 
cess of either of said courts, shall be made in said cities, re- 
spectively, and at such place as shall be apj^ointed in the 
advertisement of such sale : Provided^ hoiuevei\ that sales 
of property, by virtue of any process from either of said 
courts, may be made at the places now required by law 
upon similar process from the circuit courts, in cases where 
the property sold is not situated within the city limits of 
said cities, respectively. 

§ 7. There shall not be any grand jury called for either 
of said courts, except at the January terms thereof: Provi- 
ded, Jioivever, the judge may, at any term of either of said 
courts, by the proper order, to be entered of record, cause a 
special grand jury to be summoned. 

§ S. The judge of said courts shall have power to ap- 
point special terms of said courts, at such times as he may 
think proper, upon giving twenty days' notice thereof in a 
newspaper published in the city in which such court is ap- 
pointed to be held. And all orders, judgments, decrees and 
proceedings, made or had at such special term, shall be as 
valid and effectual as if made or had at a regular term of said 



Sale of property. 



Si)ecial terms. 



CITY COITRTS. 117 

court ; and suits may be instituted and process made return- 
able to said special term, in the same manner and with like 
effect as at a regular term of said courts ; and he shall have 
power, ujion entering the proper order of record in said 
courts, during any term thereof, to fix any number of days or 
terms at which he will hear, at his chambers, general and 
special motions, arguments of demurrers and arguments 
upon agreed cases, and for the making up of issues, and for 
the making of orders thereon, and for the making of ail 
such interlocutory orders as may be necessary to expedite 
the proceedings in any cause ^^ending in said courts. 

§ 9. All writs, subpoenas, recognizances and all other Return of m-its. 
process or publication of notice, which may have been or 
may be issued and returnable to the terms of the said courts, 
as heretofore required to be held, shall be deemed and 
taken to be returnable to said terms of said courts, respec- 
tively, as herein required to be held. And all proceedings 
pending in said courts shall be taken up and proceeded 
with, at the terras hereby established, as if no alteration had 
been made in the times of holding said courts. 

§ 10. The constables of the county of LaSalle, residing service. 
in said cities, may serve all original process issued out of 
said courts ; and all such services shall be as valid and of 
the same force and efl'ect as if such service had been made 
by the sheriff' of the county of LaSalle. 

§ 11. The judge of said courts may interchange with the 
judge of any court of record in this State, with the same 
rights, duties and powers as are or may be conferred upon 
the judges of other courts of record of this State. 

§ 12. The whole of sections ten, (10,) twelve, (12,) and 
nineteen, (19,) of the act to which this is an amendment,, 
together with such portions of the balance of said act as are 
inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby re- 
pealed. 

§ 13. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February IS, 1861. 



AX ACT to change the time of holding courts in the Alton City Court.. in force Fehmar-y 

21, 1S61. 

Sectiox 1. Be it enacted ly the Peoj^le of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly, That the terms 
of the Alton city court shall be holden on the second Mon- 
days of April and ISTovember of each year. 

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

Approved February 21, 1S61. 



lis CRIMINAL CODE. 

In force Febvuai-y AN ACT to amend the Criminal Code of tliis State. 

21, ISGl. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peojyle of the State of 
Illinois^ reiyresentedin the General Assembly, That any per- 
son who shall cut down, break down, tear down, level, 
demolish, or otherwise wrongfnlly, withont due authority, 
destroy, attempt to destroy, or intentionally damage, so as 

Cairo levees. to impair, to any extent, tlie safety thereof, the levees or 
embankments constructed for the protection of the city of 
Cairo, in the county of Alexander, and State of Illinois, or 
any part of the same, every such person, their aiders, abet- 
tors, counselors and advisers, so offending, shall be deemed 
guilty of a high crime, and, upon conviction thereof, shall 
be sentenced to confinement for a term of not less than one 
year, and not more than ten years, in the penitentiary of 
this State, and to pay a fine of not less than one hundred 
dollars, nor more than one thousand dollars. 

iniuKiations. | 2. Be it fuvther enacted, That if any inundation of 

the city of Cairo, or any part thereof, shall be caused by any 
act enumerated in the preceding section, the person com- 
mitting the same, his aiders and abettors, upon conviction 
thereof, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and shall be 
sentenced to not less than ten years, and not exceeding- 
twenty years, in the penitentiary of this State, and to pay 

Fines and penal- a fine of not morc than ten thousand dollars, nor less than 
ties. I^^g thousand dollars: Provided, that if any life or lives 

be lost, or death occasioned by the said act, the party com- 
mitting the same, his aiders and abettors, shall be deemed 
guilty "of murder, and punished accordingly. 
" § 3. Be it further enacted, That fines and penalties 
collected under either of the preceding sections shall be paid 
into the city treasury of the city of Cairo, and shall be 
appropriated, the one-fourth thereof to the person who shall 
inform upon the parties committing said acts, the remainder 
to be kept and applied, under the authority of the common 
council of said city, to such purposes as they may deem to 
the interest of the same: Provided, that no informer shall 
be rendered incompetent to testify, by reason of his interest 
in said fine. 

§ 4, This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 
Appeoved February 21, 1861. 



DAYS OF GRACE. — DE WITT COUNTY. 119 

AX ACT to provide for uniformity in calculating Days of Grace, Maturity of In fore 

Bills, etc., and declaratory of the law in relation thereto. ^^» ■^^'*^- 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That no pro- Notes, checks, etc 
missory note, check, draft, bill of exchange, order, or other 
negotiable or commercial instrument, payable at sight, or on 
demand, or on presentment, shall be entitled to days of 
grace, but shall be absolutely payable on presentment. All 
other bills of exchange, drafts, or promissory notes, shall be 
entitled to the usual days of grace. 

§ 2. The folloAving days, to-wit : The first day of Janu- 
ary, commonly called new year's day ; the fourth day of 
July ; and the twenty-tifth day of December, commonly 
called Christmas day; and any day appointed or recom- 
mended b.y the Governor of this State, or the President of 
the United States, as a day of fast or thanksgiving, shall for 
all 23urposes whatsoever, as regards the presenting for pay- 
ment or acceptance, the maturity and protesting and giving 
notice of the dishonor of bills of exchange, bank checks and 
promissory notes, or other negotiable or commercial paper 
or instruments, be treated and considered as is the first day 
of the w^eek, commonly called Sunday ; and all notes, bills, 
drafts, checks, or other e\adence of indebtedness, falling due 
or maturing on either of said days, shall be deemed as due 
or having matured on the day previous ; and should two or 
more of those days come together, or immediately succeeding 
each other, then such instruments, paper, or indebtedness, 
shall be deemed as due or having matured on the day pre- 
vious to the first of said days. 

§ 3. In computation of time, and of interest or discount, computation of 

when the calculation is by days or months, thirty days shall *""' *°"'^' 

be a month ; but a year shall be twelve calendar months, 
and interest for any number of days less than a month, shall 
be estimated by the proportion which such number of days 
shall bear to thirty. 

§ 4. This act shall be in force and take effect from and 
<nfter its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



time and interest 



AK ACT in relation to the entering of Judgment and other Kecords of the I°^°|^®^|''.'*"^'">' 
Circuit Court of DeWitt county. "' 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assenibly, That the 
clerk of the circuit court of DeWitt county be and he is 
hereby authorized and empowered to complete, and enter in 
form upon the records of said court, all orders, judgments 



120 IXSTITITTIONS DEAF, DUMB AND BLIND. 

raid decrees, made, had and rendered hj said court, and re- 
inainiug incomplete, and not yet formally entered, by the 
misprision and neglect of the late clerk of said com-t. 

§ 2. Such entries, when made, shall be examined by the 
judge of the said court at its next session, and when ap- 
proved and confirmed by him, shall be as valid and effectual 
in law, as if properly entered at the term when the same 
should have been entered. And from and after such appro- 
val and confirmation, all sales, certificates, and other pro- 
ceedings heretofore had thereon, or which may lawfully be 
had after the passage of this act, be confirmed and valid, as 
if such entries and proceedings had been made in regular 
course of time at the proper term. 

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

Apbeoved February 22, 1861. 



I a force February AX ACT to proYido for sustaining the Institutions for the Education of the 
" ' Deaf and Dumb, and Blind, for the years eighteen liundred and sixty-one, 

and eighteen hundred and sixty-t^o. 

Section 1. I)e it enacted hy the Peojyie of the State of 
Illinois, Tejpresented in the General Assemhly, That the fol- 
lowing sums be and they are hereby appropriated to the 
Illinois institution for the education of the deaf and dumb, 
viz: To defray the ordinary expenses, fr(;>m the first of March 
next, to the first of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, 
not exceeding twenty-eight thousand five hundred dollars 
per annum, payable in cpiarterly payments, on orders of the 
board, as required for use. 

Repairs. To pay for necessary repairs, during the same period, fif- 

teen hundred dollars per annum ; and to pay for insurance, 
during the same period, five hundred dollars per annum, 
payable on orders of the board of directors, as required for 
use. 

Improvements. To pay for tlic followiug improvements, in sums not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars, as required for use, viz : build- 
ing a barn, not exceeding two thousand dollars ; enharging 
the cabinet shop, not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars; 
constructing a vegetable cellar and ice house, not exceeding 
one thousand dollars ; placing coping on the area wall 
around the engine house, and iron railing around the build- 
ings, not exceeding two thousand seven hundred and fifty 
dollars ; and for sinking wells and making cisterns, not ex- 
ceeding* one thousand dollars. 

§ 2. i^o account shall be paid, or any order upon the 
treasurer of the institution drawn for the same, until such 
account shall have been approved by the board. 



ESTEATS EXEMPTIONS OF PEESONAl, PKOPEETY. 121 

§ 3. To defray the ordinary expenses of ttie institution Expenses, 
for the education of the bhnd, from the first of March next 
to the first of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, the 
sum of twelve thousand dollars per annum is hereby appro- 
priated, payable in quarterly payments, upon orders of the 
board. 

§ 4. This act to take effect on its passage. 

Appeoved February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT regulating the publication of Estray Notices. In force February 

21, 1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, rejpresented in the General Assembly, That the estray 
notices now required by law to be published in some news- 
paper designated by the Grovernor, in the city of Springfield, 
shall hereafter be published also in some newspaper printed 
in the county in which said estray may be taken up ; said 
newspaper to be designated by the county clerk of said 
county ; and that hereafter the fee paid to the newspaper 
in Springfield for said publication be fifty cents, for each 
such notice, and the fee paid to the newspaper selected by 
the county clerk for each such pubhcation, shall be fifty 
cents. 

§ 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

Appeoved February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT concerning the exemption of Personal Property from levy or forced In force February 
sale, on execution, or other process. ^^» ^^^^' 

Section 1. Be it enacted By the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Aessinbly, That in ad- Articiea exempt- 
dition to the property now exempt by law, there shall also ^^ ^'""^ '®^y- 
be exempt from levy, or forced sale, the following property, 
to-wit : 1st, all family pictures, school books, and the family 
library ; 2nd, the household furniture of the debtor, of the 
value of one hundred dollars; 3d, one yoke of oxen, or one 
work horse in lieu thereof, not worth exceeding in value one 
hundred dollars, with the harness therefor, and one plow and 
harrow, and provisions sufficient for three months for the 
debtor's family ; 4th, the tools and implements of any me- 
chanic, and the implements or library of any professional 
man, not exceeding one hundred dollars in value, used for 
the purpose of carrying on his trade or profession, whether 
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122 EXEMPTION OF HOMESTEADS — FISHING. 

lie be the head of a family or not ; and this act shall not 
apply to the remedy for the enforcement of any contract here- 
tofore made or to any cause of action now existing. 

§ 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



In force April 24, AN ACT to provide for the exemption of Insurance Money on. Homesteads. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Garnishee vy^- IlUnois, represented in the General Assembly ^ That whenever 
cesb not aval a- ^j^^ dwelling liousc, or tlic building occupied as a homestead, 
and under the laws of this State exempt from execution and 
forced sale, shall have been insured by the j)erson entitled 
to the benefit of such exemption, and a loss by fire or other- 
wise, shall occur in such manner as to entitle the person in- 
sured to the benefit of such insurance or any part thereof, 
the insurance company or companies liable for such loss, 
shall pay the same directly to the owner of such house or 
building, notwithstanding the service of garnishee process 
or proceedings by creditor's bill, or otherwise, on the part of 
creditors of the insured ; and the claim and .demand of the 
insured against such insurance company or companies shall 
be exempt from execution, attachment, garnishee process, 
or other proceeding on the part of creditors of the insured, 
to the same extent as the property so insured and destroyed 
or injured was exempt therefrom: Provided^ that nothing 
herein contained shall be construed to exempt more than 
one thousand dollars due on any insurance as aforesaid from 
liabilities to attachment or other proceedings on the part of 
creditors. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



Tn force February ^^ ^(^rp ^^^ ^|j^ protection of Fish witliin the County of Eock Island. 
22, 1>)<j1. ' •' 

Section 1. Be it enacted' hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in ths General Assembly^ That from and 
Fishing. after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful to take, 

in any manner, any fish from any of the rivers, creeks, 
brooks or other streams of water within the limits of the 
county of Kock Island, from the first day of June to the 
first day of August, and from the first day of December to 
the first day of Ajjril, in each and every year. 



FISHING. 123 

§ 2. It shall be unlawful, from and after the passage of 
this act, to take or capture, within the limits aforesaid, any 
ilsh, with seins, gill nets, dip nets, set nets, traps, or other 
nets, except minnows or such other small fish as are com- 
monly used for the purposes of bait, and these only in the 
months of April, May, August, September, October and 
November, in each year. 

§ 3. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to saie of fish, 
have in possession, for the purposes of use or sale, any fish 
which shall have been taken in violation of the provisions 
of this act ; and the [person or persons] so having in pos- 
session any such fish, from the first day of June to the first 
day of August, and from the first day of December to the 
first day of April, in each and every year, shall be deemed 
jprima facie evidence that such fish had been taken, captured 
or caught in violation of the provisions of this act. 

§ 4. Any person who shall take or capture any fish or Fine. 
fishes, in violation of the provisions of this act, shall forfeit 
and pay a fine of five dollars for each fish so taken, to be 
sued for and recovered before any justice of the j)eace of 
said Kock Island county, in an action of debt, or before any 
court having jurisdiction thereof. One-half of the fine or 
forfeiture, so recovered, shall go to the informer and the 
other half to the school fund of the township in which this 
act may have been violated. The action to be brought in 
the name of the people of said Rock Island county. 

§ 5. This act shall take etiect and be in force from and 
after its pasage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



AN ACT to prevent the catching of Fish with a net or seine in the arm of In force April 24, 
the Illinois river, opposite the City of Peru, in La Salle County. ^^^^• 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly^ That it shall be risUng. 
unlawful for any person to take fish from the arm of the 
Illinois river, south of the island south of the Illinois river, 
opposite the city of Peru, in the county of La Salle, and 
State of Illinois, by means of a net or seine. 

§ 2. Any person who shall willfully violate the pro vis- Penalty, 
ions of this act shall forfeit and pay a fine of twenty dollars 
for each offence; to be recovered in an action of debt, in 
the name of said county. Said penalty shall go to the school 
trustees of the township in which this act shall have been 
violated, to be added to the school funds of said township. 

Approved February 22, 1§61. 



124: FEANKLIN COUNTY FREEMAn's DIGEST. 

In force February AX ACT to enable the County of Franklin to construct County Buildings, 
22, 1S61. jjjj(j fQj, other purposes. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ re])resented in the General Assemhly^ That in case 
the county court of Franklin county think it expedient to 
borrow money for the construction of pubHc buildings for 
said county, the bonds of said county may be issued, in the 
aggregate sum of not more than thirty thousand dollars. 

Redemption ofthe g 2. That Said bouds shall not be made to run for a 
longer time than ten years, and may be made redeemable 
at any time, at the option of the county court of said county, 

Rate of interest, and sliall bear not more than ten per cent, interest per 
annum, payable semi-annually, at any place to be designated 
by the county court of said county, on the first days of 
January and July of each year. 

Tax. § 3. That the count}^ court of said county is hereby 

authorized to levy a special tax, of not more than one mill on 
each dollar, per annum, to be collected for the payment of 
the interest or principal of said bonds. 

Sale of the court ^ 4. That the couuty court may, if they deem it expe- 
dient, sell the present court house, in Benton, and land on 
which the same is situated, at public sale, to the highest 
bidder; in which case it shall be the duty of the county 
clerk of said county to make out and deliver to the pur- 

^^^^' chaser a deed for said property, under the direction of the 

said county court. 

§ 5. This act shall be taken and deemed a public act, and 
shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. H 



house. 



In force February }^^ ^^CT providing for the purchase of certain copies of the third volume of 
^^' ^^"- the Illinois Digest. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Asse/nbly, That the Sec- 
Examination and retary of State be and is hereby directed to purchase from 
S^cet^ °^ ^^^ Norman L. Freeman five hundred copies of the third vol- 
ume of the Compilation and Digest of the Decisions of the 
Supreme Court of this State, being prepared by said Free- 
man for pubUcation: Provided, the said third volume of 
said Digest shall.be upon the same plan as that of the first 
and second volumes of the same ; and that the justices of 
the said supreme court, upon an examination of said third 
volume, shall certity that the same contains an accurate and 
reliable synopsis of the decisions of said court, which may 
be therein digested : A7id provided, further, that said third 
> volume shall contain a synopsis and compilation of all the 



FKUIT GROWING. 125 

decisions of the said supreme court contained in the 16th, 
17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22d, and 23d volumes of the 
Illinois Reports. 

§ 2. The price which shall be contracted to be paid for 
said third volume of said Digest shall be five dollars per 
copy. 

§ 3. The quahtj of the paper and binding of said third Paper, etc. 
volume of said Digest shall be equal to that of the first and 
second volumes of the same work heretofore purchased by 
authority of the act of February 13, 1855, entitled "An act 
providing for the purchase of certain copies of the Illinois 
Digest."" 

§ 4. The Auditor of State shall issue his warrant to said Auditor to israe 
Freeman for the amount contracted to be paid for said third 
volume of said Digest, as aforesaid, upon the certificate of 
the Secretary of State of the delivery of the same to him, 
at Springfield, and the certificate of said justices mentioned 
in the first section of this act, and that the mechanical 
execution of the same is in accordance with the require- 
ments of this act. And the Secretary of State shall clistri- Distribution, 
bute the said copies of the said third volume of said Digest, 
so to be purchased, as by the said act ot February 13,1855, 
the first and second volumes of said Digest were required 
to be distributed. And the said warrant shall be paid by 
the Treasurer of this State, out of any money in the treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated. 

§ 5. The purchase aforesaid| shall not be made unless 
the said five hundred copies of the said third volume of said 
Digest shall be delivered to the Secretary of State within 
eight months from the passage of this act. And this act 
shall take effect from and after its passage. 

Appkoved February 12, 1861. 



AN ACT for the protection of Growing Fruit. In force April 24, 

1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That if any Fines and penai- 
person or persons shall hereafter enter the inclosure of any ""' 
person, without leave or license of such owner, and pick, 
destroy or carry away the fruit of any apple, pear, peach, 
plum or other fruit tree or bush, such person or persons 
shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon convic- 
tion thereof, may be fined in any sum, not less than ten 
dollars nor more than fifty dollars, and may be imprisoned 
in the county jail for any period of time, not exceeding 
twenty days. The penalties incurred by a violation of this 
act may be enforced by indictment in any court having 



126 



GAME — HANCOCK COUNTY. 



jurisdiction of misdemeanors, in the county where the offence 
is comftiitted, or the fine may be recovered in an action of 
debt before any justice of tlie peace of such county. 
Appkoyed February 22, 1861. 



Killing game. 



In force February AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to preserve the Game in the State 
^^' ■'^''''•'- of Illinois," approved February 15, 1855. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peojyle of the State of 
Illinois^ rejyresented in the General Assembly, That the pro- 
Yisions of an act entitled "An act to preserve the game in 
the State of Ilhnois," approved February 15, 1855, be and 
the same are hereby declare to be in full force and effect for 
the county of Knox, anything in said act to the contrary 
notwithstanding. 

§ 2. That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons, 
who are not citizens of the county of Knox, to kill, insnare 
or trap any deer, fawn, Ydld turkey, grouse, prairie hen or 
chicken or quail, at any time, in said county of Knox, for 
the purpose of selling or marketing the same outside of said 
county. 

§ 3. That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons, 
Y'ho are citizens or who are not citizens of said county of 
Knox, to willfully destroy the nest or eggs of any of the 
birds or fowls mentioned in section one, (1,) of the act to 
wdiich this is an amendment. 

§ 4. That any person or persons violating any of the 
provisions of this act shall be subject to the fines and penal- 
ties enumerated in section four of the act referred to in sec- 
tion one of this act, and to be recovered in the manner and 
form specified in said section four. 

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

Approved February 21, ISGl. 



Destroying eggs. 



Penalties. 



In force February 
6, 1861. 



Levee. 



AN ACT to reclaim Swamp Lands in Hancock county. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, rejyresented in the General Assembly, That Henry 
K. Chittenden, his associates and assigns, are hereby author- 
ized and empowered to construct a levee, from a point, at 
or near the city of Warsaw, in Hancock county, along and 
down the bank of the Mississippi river, to the line of Ad- 



HANCOCK COUNTY. 127 

ams county ; said levee to be constructed as near the bank 

of said river as may be practicable ; and which levee shall 

be of sufficient height, strength and durability, to prevent 

all lands between said levee and the blulis on the eastern 

side thereof, from inundations or overflows of the Missis- inundation. 

sippi river, its sloughs or tributaries, similar to the flood of 

the year 1851, save and excepting from back water. 

§ 2. Said Chittenden, his associate sand assigns, shall construction. 
commence the construction of said levee within one year 
after the passage of this act, and shall complete the same 
within ten years thereafter, and shall keep the same in good 
repair for the term of twenty years after the completion of 
the same. 

§ 3. Said Chittenden, his associates and assigns, shall Taking of lands. 
have power and are hereby authorized to enter upon, take 
and use all such lands along the line of said levee as may 
be necessary in constructing the same, not exceeding in 
width one hundred and fifty feet ; and are hereby author- 
ized to acquire such lands as may be necessary in construct- 
ing said levee, in the manner and under the provisions of 
chapter 92, Revised Statutes, approved March 3d, 181:5, or 
of "An act to amend the law condemning the right of 
way for purposes of internal improvements," approved June 
22d, 1852, or in the manner and upon the principles provi- 
ded by any other act that may have been or may hereafter 
be passed by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois 
for purposes of internal improvement. 

§ 4. Upon the application of said Chittenden, his as- supervisors, 
sociates and assigns, to the board of supervisors of Han- 
cock county, it shall be the duty of said supervisors to ap- 
point a commissioner, whose duty it shall be to ascertain 
and report to said board of supervisors a list and description 
of all lands between said proposed levee and the bluft's, on Duty of commis- 
the eastern side thereof, w^hich were overflowed, in whole ^^°''^^" 
or in part, by the high water of the year 1851, and to ascer- 
tain the present value thereof; and said board of supervi- 
sors shall cause said report to be filed and recorded by their 
clerk, and a copy thereof to be certified to the Auditor ot 
State, within one month after the same is so filed and re- 
corded ; and said lands shall thereafter be assessed and taxes 
collected thereon, at the same rate and in the same manner 
in which taxes are levied and collected in the State for 
county and State purposes ; and which taxes, when so col- 
lected, shall be paid into the county and State treasury, as 
is now or may hereafter be provided by law. 

§ 5. That it shall be the duty of the State Treasurer and state and county 
of the county treasurer of Hancock county, immediately on 
receiving the State and county revenues of each year, to 
pay to the said Chittenden, his associates and assigns, for 
the term of twenty years, all taxes collected on said over- Taxes, 
flowed lands, so certified as aforesaid, over and above the 



128 



HANCOCK COUNTY, 



Commissioner. 



Oath. 



Assessment. 



Commissioners' 
report. 



Special tax. 



Oath of commis- 
sioners. 



amount which would have been due and collected on the 
same lands, upon the valuation of the commissioner, as pro- 
vided in section four of this act, excepting the two mill tax 
provided for by the present constitution of the State for 
paying the State debt. 

§ 6. The board of supervisors of Hancock county shall 
fix the compensation of the commissioner provided for in the 
fourth section of this act at such sum as may be deemed 
reasonable, which sum shall be paid by said Chittenden, his 
associates or assigns. And before said commissioner shall 
enter upon the discharge of the duties required of him by 
this act he shall take an oath faithfully and impartially to 
discharge the' same; which shall be filed and recorded by 
the county clerk of Hancock county. 

§ 7. AV^henever the county clerk of Hancock county 
shall receive the assessor's list of real estate assessed for 
taxation in said county he shall forward to the Auditor of 
State a list of said lands, so certified as aforesaid, and the 
assessed value thereof; and the Auditor shall, in a separate 
column, assess a tax on said lands, according to the value 
of each tract, sufficient in amount to produce five thousand 
dollars, in the aggregate, per annum, at each assessment 
required by law ; which shall be collected in the same man- 
ner in which the State revenue is now or may hereafter 
be collected by law ; which sum shall be paid into the State 
treasury and by the State Treasurer paid to the said Chit- 
tenden, his associates and assigns, as soon as the same may 
be received by said treasurer ; and for which services the 
ofiicers shall be allowed the same compensation as is now 
allowed by law for similar services, to be paid out of said 
fund, when so collected. 

§ 8. Upon the application of said Chittenden, his asso- 
ciates and assigns, it shall be the duty of the board of su- 
pervisors of Hancock county to appoint three commission- 
ers, to examine and report to said board of supervisors the 
condition of said levee ; and whenever said commissioners, 
or a majority of them, shall report that said levee is tho- 
roughly completed, in accordance with the terms and provi- 
sions of this act, the report of said commissioners, so made, 
shall be tiled and recorded by the county clerk of Hancock 
county ; and it shall be the duty of said clerk to transmit a 
certified copy thereof, within one month after filing the same, 
to the Auditor of State ; whereupon the Auditor of State 
shall levy the special tax provided for in the seventh sec- 
tion of this act, at each and every assessment required by 
law, for the term of twenty years thereafter. 

§ 9. The commissioners provided for in the preceding 
section shall, before entering upon the discharge of their du- 
ties, take an oath to faithfully and impartially discharge 
their duty ; which shall be filed and recorded by the county 
cleik of Hancock county ; and the board of supervisors shall 



HANCOCK COUNTY. 129 

fix tlieir compensation, whicli shall be paid by the said Chit- 
tenden, his associates or assigns. 

§ 10. Said Chittenden, his associates and assigns, are Liability, 
hereby authorized and empowered to build said levee across 
all streams, sloughs and water courses, and all roads, high- 
ways, streets and alleys, necessary in constructing the same, 
and shall be liable to the owners of any water power for all 
damage done them in the construction of said levee ; and 
when necessary to cross any public highway, it shall be the 
duty of said Chittenden, his associates and assigns to grade 
or bridge on each side of said levee, for such distance and 
in such manner as to render the same passable, and as good, 
in every respect, as a public highway, as it was before the 
construction of said levee. 

§ 11. When the owners of any land, so reclaimed from 
overflow and reported for taxation, as aforesaid, shall wish 
to commute with said Chittenden, his associates or assigns, 
for the S23ecial tax provided for in the seventh section of this 
act, upon j^aying or tendering to the said Chittenden, his 
associates and assigns, the sum of three dollars and fifty 
cents per acre, in lieu of said special tax, then the land upon 
which the same may be paid, shall be forever ■ exempt from 
such special tax. 

§ 12. Said Chittenden, his associates and assigns, are Exempt. 
hereby authorized and empowered to borrow, from time to 
time, such sums of money as, in their discretion, may be 
necessary to aid in building and repairing said levee, and 
may issue bonds, payable within or without the State, bear- Bonds, 
ing any rate of interest, not exceeding ten per centum per 
annum, and to sell and dispose of the same at above or be- 
low par ; and all sales of lands that may be made at less 
than their par value shall be good and valid and binding in 
law, the same as if they had been sold at par value ; and 
said Chittenden, his associates and assigns, shall have power 
to pledge and bind all the property, personal or real, of the 
corporation hereby created, and also all taxes and assess- 
ments provided in the foregoing sections of this act, to the 
repayment of all sums of money so borrowed. 

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

Approved February 6, 1861. 



AN AGT to legalize the assessment of taxes for the years 1659 and 1860, in In force February 

Hancock county. 22, 1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy tlie People of the State of 
Illinois, repi'esented in the General Assembly, That the coiiect'n of taxes 
assessment, and all the proceedings thereunder, for the col- 
—13 



130 HIGHWAYS. 

lection of taxes for the years of 1859 and 1860, in the 
county of Hancock, in this State, be and the same are hereby 
legahzed and confirmed, and the assessment of property of 
said county for those years are hereby declared valid, not- 
withstanding any errors and omissions which may have 
occurred in the time and manner of making and returning 
the same, or that the assessors neglected to perform all their 
duties. 
Auditor to draw § ^- That the Auditor of Public Accounts be authorized 
warrant in favor, ^nd rcquircd to draw his warrant in favor of Charles H. 
Mellen, county treasurer of Hancock county, for the sum of 
one hundred and four dollars and fifty-eight cents, for money 
paid by him for advertising the list of delinquent lands for 
the year 1859, and that such warrant be allowed the said 
Mellen as a credit, in his settlement with the State. 

§ 3. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Appeoved February 22, 1861. 



In force February ^^^y;- ^Qrj^ ^q establish certain rules of evidence as to Highways, in countiesij 
■"' * adopting township organization. 

Section 1. JBe it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented tn the General Asse?nhly, That it shall 

co^unty supeiM- -j^^ lawful for the board of supervisors in any county to 
empower and authorize the county surveyor of said county, 
under the direction of the highw^ay commissioners of each 
town, to survey, locate and plat the public highways of each 
town ; and when such plat shall have been completed, and 
approved by the highway commissioners, it shall be filed in 
the office of said town clerk, together with the minutes and 
reports of such survey, and be carefully kept by such town 

Expense. clcrk, as a part of his official records — the expenses of such 

proceedings to be paid out of the road fund, by each town. 

p:vidence. § 2. The Said plat, minutes and report, or a certified 

copy of the same, under hand and seal of the town clerk, 
shall be 7;rw?^« facie evidence that the road or roads therein 
described have been lawfully constituted a public highway 
§ 3. The provisions of this act shall apply to ratify and 
confirm all proceedings heretofore had by any county or 
commissioners of highways and surveyor, in accordance 
with the provisions of the first section of this act, or by 
order of the town authorities. 

§ 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



HENHY COUNTY. 131 

AN ACT for township support of poor in Henry county. In force February 

20, 1861. " 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, rejyresented in the General Assembly, That the 
several townships in the county of Henry be and they are 
hereby empowered to support all paupers residina^ within 
their respective limits out of the treasury thereof: Provided, 
that at the next election for township officers, to be held in Election to be 
the several townships of said county, on the iirst Tuesday 
in April next, a majority of the legal voters of said county 
voting at said election shall vote in favor of such separate 
township support, which vote shall be by ballot, written or 
printed, or partly written or partly printed, " For Township 
Support," or "Against Township Support," which shall be 
canvassed and returned in the same manner as in cases of 
election for county officers. 

§ 2. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the county court 
of said county to give notice of the said election in the same 
manner as is provided for giving notice of general elections. 

§ 3. That in case separate township support shall be overseers to re- 
adopted in said county, agreeably to the provisions of the Sres^.^ ^^^^' 
iirst section of this act, then the overseers of the poor of the 
several townships aforesaid shall take charge of and maintain 
and support the paupers of their respective townships, in 
manner as is now or may hereafter be provided by law ; 
and all expenses incurred for such maintenance and support 
shall be considered a township charge ; and it shall be the 
duty of said overseers to present to the board of township 
auditors of their respective townships, at each regular meeting 
thereof, a true account of all expenditures incurred under 
the provisions of this act, which shall be audited and paid. 

§ 4. That the provisions of sections fourteen, fifteen and 
sixteen of chapter eighty of the Revised Statutes, entitled 
" Paupers," shall apply to and operate as between the seve- 
ral townships of said county, in the same manner as they 
do between the several counties of this State ; and if any 
person shall become chargeable in any township in said 
county, who has not resided in said county thirty days, then 
the overseers of the poor having such paupers in charge 
shall give notice thereof to the county clerk of said county, 
whose duty it shall be to give notice thereof to the authori- 
ties of the proper county, as in other cases; and the 
expenses of taking care of such paupers, when received 
from such foreign county, shall be paid into the treasury of 
the proper township. 

§ 5. This act to take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved February 20, 1861. 



tise and sell 
stock. 



132 INCORPOEATIONS. 

In force April 24, AX ACT to authorize the sale of interests in incorporated companies on 
1S61. execution. 

Section 1. Be it enacted ly the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That when- 
wiits of execu- ©"^er anv sheriff or other officer in this State shall have in 
tion, how levied, j^jg liands R Writ of executioii, which he shall desire or be 
directed to levy upon any interest, shares, or stock, owned 
or held by the defendant or defendants in such execution, 
in any joint stock or incorporated company, said sheriff or 
other officer may make said levy, by indorsement thereof 
on said execution, and giving notice thereof, in writing, to 
the secretary, cashier, or other officer or agent having 
charge of the stock books, or stock lists, or records of such 
joint stock or incorporated company, stating in said notice 
the date of said execution, the amount due thereon, the 
parties thereto, and the court from which the same was 
Sheriff to adver- issucd. Said sheriff or officer shall then proceed to adver- 
tise and sell said stock, shares or interest so levied upon, in 
the same manner as personal property is required by law to 
be advertised and sold on execution ; and on making said 
sale, said sheriff or officer shall make and deliver to the 
purchaser or purchasers a certificate, showing the number of 
shares or extent of interest in said joint stock or incorporated 
company so sold and purchased ; and on presentation of 
said certificate the cashier, secretary, or other officer or 
agent of said joint stock or incorporated company having 
charge of the stock books or other records of such company, 
the stock, shares, or other interest so purchased shall be 
stock, etc., to be assigucd and transferred to the said purchaser or purchasers, 
transferred. (-q i\^q samc extcut aud With the same effect as said defend- 
ant or defendants could transfer or assign the same, under 
the charter, by-laws, or regulations of said joint stock or 
incorporated company. 

§ 2. It shall be the duty of the secretary, or other officer 
or agent of such joint stock or incorporated company, on 
being notified of said levy, as required in the foregoing 
section, to enter a memorandum thereof on his stock book ; 
and the title of the purchaser of said stock, shares or inter- 
est, by virtue of such levy and sale, shall attach from the 
time of the notice of said levy, required by the preceding 
section. 

Approved February 22, 1861.. 



INJUNCTION — INN-KEEPERS. 166 

AN ACT in relation to damages in cases of Injunction. 1° ^"'"i^fi^^"^ ^^' 

[Section 1.] JBe it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That in all 
cases where an injunction is dissolved by any court of chan- 
cery in this State, the court, after dissolving such injunction 
and before finally disposing of the suit, upon the party 
claiming damages by reason of such injunction suggesting, 
in writing, the nature and amount thereof, shall hear evi- 
dence, and assess such damages as the nature of the case 
may require, and to equity appertain, to the party demnified 
by such injunction, and may award execution to collect the 
same. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT for the protection of Inn-keepers. In force AprU 24, 

^ 1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That here- ^oney, etc. 
after every landlord or keeper of a public inn or hotel in 
this State, who shall constantly have in his inn or hotel an 
iron safe, in good order, and suitable for the safe custody of 
money, jewelry and other valuable articles, belonging to his 
guests or customers, shall keep posted up, conspicuously, at 
the office, also on the inside of every entrance door of every 
public, sleeping, bar, reading, sitting and parlor room of his 
inn or hotel, notices to his guests and customers that they 
must leave their money, jewehy and other valuables with 
the landlord, his agent or clerk, for safe keeping, that he 
may make safe deposit of the same in the place provided 
for that purpose. 

§ 2. That such landlord, hotel or inn-keeper as shall ^l'^fly °^ '^°^" 
comply with the requirements of the first section of this 
act, shall not be liable for any money, jewelry or other valu- 
ables, of gold, silver or rare and precious stones, that may 
be lost, if the sarne is not delivered to said landlord, hotel 
or inn-keeper, his agent or clerk, for deposit, unless such 
loss shall occur by the hand or through the neghgence of the 
landlord, or by a clerk or servant employed by him in such 
hotel or inn : Provided, that nothing herein contained shall 
apply to such amount of money and valuables as is usual, 
common and prudent for any such guest to retain in his room 
or about his person. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



13-i INSAISTE HOSPITAi. 

In force F|bruary AN ACT for sustaining the Hospital for the Insane for the [years] a. d. 1861 
"' " ■ and 1862, and to complete the unfinished buildings. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hj the People of the State of 

Ordinary expen- IlUnos, represented 171 the General Assembly^ That from and 
after the first day of March, a. d. eighteen hundred and sixty- 
one, to the first day of March, a. d. eighteen hundred and 
sixty-three, the sum of forty-five thousand dollars per an- 
num is hereby apj^ropriated, payable out of treasury, quar- 
terly, as required for use, on order of the board of trustees 
of the State Hospital for the Insane, for the ordinary ex- 
penses of said institution ; to be accounted for as now re- 
quired by law. 

Patient^ to^pay in § 2. The trustccs of the lusane Hospital are hereby au- 
thorized and directed to collect, from such patients as are of 
sufiScient ability, the just charges for their support ; and said 
trustees are instructed to report to the next General Assem- 
bly the sums so collected and the names of the patients on 
whose account such collections are made. 

West wing. §3. To enable the superintendent to occupy the west 

wing of the Hospital, now erected, the following sums are 
appropriated, payable out of the treasury, on the order of 
the board of trustees : 1st : For plumbers' work, in com- 
pleting the west wing, the sum of two thousand dollars. 
2d : For the completion of the rear buildings, the sum of 
nine thousand seven hundred and fifteen dollars. 3d : For 
the fixtures and furniture for the kitchen and laundry, the 
sum of two thousand dollars. 

Supply of water. § 4. To sccurc an adequate supply of water, the sum of 
ten thousand dollars is appropriated, payable out of the 
treasury, on the orders of the board of trustees. 

§ 6. For the removal of the privies of the old build- 
ings to the exterior of the walls, the sum of sixteen hun- 
dred dollars is hereby appropriated, payable out of the 
treasury, on the orders of the board of trustees. 

§ 6. For lightning rods, the further sum of one hundred 
and fifty dollars, payable as aforesaid. 

^''Iv2°^"^ °^ ^ '''• "^^^" inclosing private grounds, for the patients, the 
sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars is appropriated, paya- 
ble out of the treasury, on the orders of the board of trustees. 
§ 8. ]^o money appropriated by this act for one purpose 
shall be applied to any other object ; and if the sum hereto- 
fore appropriated for a specific object shall be found insuffi- 
cient to complete the same, no part of said sums, so appro- 
priated, shall be expended or drawn from the State treasury. 

Convicts. ^ g 9^ Hereafter no insane convict shall be sent to the hos- 

pital, without the consent of the superintendent thereof. 
This act shall take eft'ect on its passage. 
Approved February 21, 1861. 



IROQUOIS COUNTY — KANKAKEE COUNTY PAUPEES. 135 

AN ACT to repeal ana ct entitled "An act to prevent Swine and Sheep from In force February 
running at large in Iroquois county, and for establishing and maintaining ^"^' •^^^^* 
pounds in said county. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the Greneral Assemhly, That the 
above mentioned act, which was approved February 10th, 
A. D. 1853, be and the same is hereby repealed. 

§ 2. The said county of Iroquois shall be governed by the 
act establishing township organization, so far as the regula- 
tion concerning the running at large of animals is concerned. 

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

Appeoved February 22, 1861. 



AN ACT to require each town in Kankakee county to take care of its poor, jn force Februa- 
ry 20, 1S61. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peojple of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the seve- 
ral towns, now created or that may be hereafter created in 
the county of Kankakee, be and they hereby are empower- 
ed and required to support all paupers residing within their 
respective limits, out of the treasury thereof. 

§ 2. That the overseer of the poor of the towns afore- Duties of over- 
said shall take charge of, maintain and support the poor ^^^^^° ^''"°' 
of their respective towns, in manner as is now or hereafter 
may be provided by law ; and all expenses incurred for 
such maintenance and support shall be considered a town 
charge, and it shall be the duty of said overseers to present 
to the board of town auditors of their respective towns, at 
each regular annual meeting thereof, a true account of all 
expenditures incurred under the provisions of this act, which 
shall be audited and paid as other town charges are audited 
and paid. 

§ 3. If any person shall become charegable, in any town Nonresident pau- 
of said county, in which he or she did not reside at the com- ^^'"^' 
mencement of the thirty days immediately preceding his 
or her becoming so chargeable, he or she shall be taken care 
of by the overseers of the poor of such town ; and if such 
poor person was a resident of any other town of said county, 
within the thirty days aforesaid, then the overseer of the poor 
of the town having such poor person in charge shall give 
notice to the overseer of the poor where such pauper resides 
as aforesaid, stating that such pauper became chargeable as a 
pauper, and requesting said overseer to remove said pauper 
forthwith, and pay the expenses incurred in taking care of 
him or her, 

S 4. That the provisions of sections fourteen, fifteen and Rejiseti statutes, 
sixteen, of chapter eighty, of the Kevised Statutes, entitled 



136 KENDALL COUNTY SEAT — LANDLOKD AND TENANT. . 

"Paupers," shall ajDply to and operate, as between the seve- 
ral towns of said county, in the same manner as they do be- 
tween the several counties of this State. And if any person 
shall become chargeable in any town of said county, who did 
not reside in said county at the commencement of the thirty 
days as aforesaid, then the overseer of the poor, having such 
pauper in charge, shall give notice thereof to the authorities 
of the proper county, as in other cases ; and the expenses 
of taking care of such paupers, when received from such 
foreign county, shall be paid into the treasury of the proper 
township. 
County poor | 5. All paupcrs at the county poor house shall, on the 

p)assage of this act, be taken by the keeper of the poor house 
to the several towns to which they belong, and delivered to 
the overseers thereof, and to be by them supported, as pro- 
vided by this act. 

§ 6. The electors of the several towns of said county, at 
their annual town meetings, may prescribe such rules and 
regulations, for the support of paupers of their respective 
to^^^is, as they may deem most expedient. 

§ 7. This act to take effect immediately. 

Appeoved Febuary 20, 1861. 



In force February AN ACT to amend the "Act for relocating the County 
''^' ^-^^- County," approved February 24, 1859. 



Seat of Kendall 



Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the 
time specihed in section six of the " Act for relocating the 
county seat of the county of Kendall," approved February 
the twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and hfty-nine, for com- 
pleting the county buildings in said county, be and is here- 
by extended to November the first, eighteen hundred and 
sixty-five. 

§ 2. That the supervisors of said county may, when the 
point on which said buildings are to be erected is fixed by 
law, remove the county seat to said point, at any time pre- 
vious to the completion of said buildings. 

§. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

Approved February 18, 1861. 



n force April 24, AN ACT in relation to Landlord and Tenant. 

1S61. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the PeojAe of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General AssemUy, That in all 
cases of tenancy from year to year, a notice of sixty days 



LAWS. 137 

shall be sufficient to terminate the tenancy at the end of the 
year after such notice is given : Provided^ such notice shall 
be in writing and served by copy. 

§ 2. In all cases of tenancy by the month, or for any Notice to be given 
other term less than one year, where the tenant holds over ^ ^'^ 
without special agreement, the landlord shall have the right 
to terminate the lease by thirty days notice, in writing, to 
be served by copy, and to maintain an action for forcible 
de ainer. 

§ 3. In all the foregoing cases, where a tenancy is termi- 
nated by notice, no further demand shall be necessary before 
bringing a suit under the statute in relation to forcible de- 
tainer. 

Appeoved February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT in relation of the Bindine of tlie Laws. In force April 24, 

1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General AssemUy, That all volume of special 
laws of a special and private nature, passed at the present 
or any future session of the General Assembly, shall be 
bound in one volume, separate from that which contains the 
laws of a public and general nature, and two thousand vol- 
umes of such private acts shall be printed and bound, and 
no more. One hundred of said volumes shall be deposited Distribution of 
in the office of the Secretary of State ; three volumes shall 
be sent to each county ; one volume to each member of the 
General Assembly ; live volumes to each grand division of 
the supreme court, to be deposited in the library ; one vol- 
ume to each circuit judge and state's attorney, as required 
by law|; and that the balance of said laws shall be distributed 
to the several counties, according to their population. 

§ 2. No law of a special or private nature shall be enti- P^^ate laws. 
tied to be printed and published as a public law by reason of 
any provision in said law declaring it a public act, or not 
within the intent and meaning of this act restricting the 
printing and publication of private and special laws. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT for the publication of the Laws and Reports of this General As- In force February 

sembly. 22, 1S61. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Plinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the 
Secretary of State shall, within thirty days after the adjourn- 



138 



LAWS. 



ment of this General Assembly, cause an edition of five 
linndrecl copies of the laws of a general nature, passed at 
to be printed and bound in paper covers ; and 



edition to be distributed in the following 
One COPY to each of the sheriffs, clerks of 



this session, 
shall cause said 

Distribution. manner, to -wit I une copy uv^ ^..^^.x^ wx ^.^^^ ^^^^j.^~^, 

county and circuit courts of each county in the State ; one 
copy to each circuit judge; one coj^y to each state's attorney; 
one copy to each of the supreme judges ; one copy each to 
the judges and clerks of the several recorders' courts of the 
State ; one copy to each of the clerks and judges of the 
superior court of Chicago ; one copy to each of the judges 
of each of the United States circuit courts in this State, and 
one copy to each member of this General Assembly. The 
said books shall be distributed in manner aforesaid, by mail, 
and the postage thereon paid out of the contingent fund of 
the Secretary's office : Provided, that the total expense of 
publishing and distributing said edition of the laws, as afore- 
said, shall not exceed five hundred and fifty dollars. 

§ 2. In printing and binding the reports made to the 
Senate and House of Kepresentatives of this General As- 
sembly, there shall be included only the messages of the 
Governors, the reports of the Auditor and Treasurer, the 
report of the Bank Commissioners, the special reports of 
standing or select committees of the respective houses, the 
reports of the trustees and superintendents of the Hospitals 
for the Insane Blind and Deaf and Dumb, the report of the 
Superintendent of Public Instruction, the reports of the 
commissioners, warden and superintendent of the Peniten- 
tiary, report of the trustees and officers of the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal, and the report laid before the Senate at 
this Session, made to the Governor, by the finance com-init- 

Agricuiturai re- tcc of tlic Senate of tlic last General Assembly. But the 
ports. Transactions of the State Agricultural and Horticultural 

shall not be included in 



Expense. 



Publicatioa of re 
ports. 



Township organi- 
zation. 



Societies, and the State 
said volume. 

§ 3. In counties 



Geologist 



Publication 
newspapers. 



acting under township organization, 
the board of supervisors, and in counties not acting under 
townshij) organization the county courts, shall have power 
to authorize the publication of any general or special law 
of this State in one or more newspapers published or circu- 
lated in their respective counties, at such prices as may be 
agreed uiDon with the publishers of said newspapers, and 
pay the expense of such publication, by appropriation, out 
of the county treasury. 

§ 3. This act shall take efl'ect and be in force irom and 
after its passage. 

Appeoved February 22, 1861. 



LAWEENCE COUNTY. 139 

AN ACT to relocate the county seat of Lawrence county. In force February 

^ •' 18, 1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted I>y the Peo])le of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assemhly, That on tlie Election to be 
first Tuesday in April, a." d. 1861, an election shall be held ^^^'^" 
in the county of Lawrence, in the State of Illinois, at the 
usual places of holding elections, for the purpose of deter- 
mining whether the present seat of justice of said county 
shall be removed and relocated. 

§ 2. The judges and clerks of elections shall attend on 
the day of election, and conduct said election according to 
the election laws of this State ; and all legal voters of the 
county of Lawrence shall be entitled to vote at said election 
for the removal of the seat of justice of said county of Law- 
rence to the town of Bridgeport, in said county, or in favor 
of said seat of justice remaining at the town of Lawrence- 
viUe. 

§ 3. The judges and clerks of said county shall make Retm-ns of eiec- 
returns of said election in the manner and time now pre- 
scribed by law in regard to other elections in this State. 

§ 4. When the returns shall have been made to the counting of votes 
clerk of the county court of Lawrence county he shall pro- 
ceed to open and count the votes given for the relocation of 
the seat of justice at the town of Bridgeport, and also the 
votes given for retaining the seat of justice at the town of 
Lawrenceville. The opening and counting said votes shall 
be in accordance with the laws requiring the opening and 
counting the votes of elections of this State. And if a ma- 
jority of all the votes cast for and against the removal and 
relocation of said county seat are in favor of the location at 
the town of Bridgeport, in said county, then the town of 
Bridgeport shall be and remain the permanent seat of jus- 
tice of Lawrence county ; but if a majority of said votes are 
in favor of Lawrenceville remaining and being the county 
seat of said county, then Lawrenceville shall be and remain 
the permanent county seat of said county. 

§ 5. If the seat of justice shall be established at the Erection of pubuc 
town of Bridgeport, according to the provisions of this act, *" °^^' 
the board of supervisors of said county are authorized, and 
it is hereby made their duty forthwith to procure or erect 
suitable buildings for the public offices of said county, and 
for holding the circuit and county courts of said county, in 
the town of Bridgeport. And the said board of supervisors 
are hereby authorized to receive, take, collect and apply subscriptions and 
donations or subscriptions, either in lands, town lots or <^o°^t^°°s- 
money, for that purpose ; and when such arrangements shall 
have been made the records of said county shall be removed 
to said town of Bridgeport, and the circuit and county courts 
shall thereafter be held in said town of Bridgeport. 

§ 6. That the Secretarj^ of State cause a certified copy of 
this act to be immediately transmitted to the clerk of the 



140 



LAWRENCE COUNTY — LEAD. 



county court of said county of Lawrence, who shall forth- 
with issue notice of said election to the sheriff of said county; 
and the said sheriff shall cause said notice to be posted up 
in the several precincts in said county, in the same manner 
as notices of general elections, according to the laws of this 
State. 

§ 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 18, 1861. 



County judge to 
certify. 



In force February j^x ACT to provide for transcribing County Commissioners' Record, (A,) of 
' ^^ • Lawrence comity, Illinois. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, rejjresented in the Qeneral Assembly^ That Isaac B. 
Watts, of Lawrence county, be and he is hereby authorized 
to transcribe County Commissioners' Record, (A,) of said 
county. 

§ 2. The board of supervisors of said county shall pro- 
vide for that purpose a well bound book. 

§ 3. The county judge of said county shall examine and 
carefully compare the record so transcribed, and if he finds 
it to have been done correctly he shall certify the same to 
be a true copy, under his hand and seal of office ; and for 
said examination said judge shall receive the sum of ten 
dollars, to be paid out of any money in the treasmy of said 
county not otherwise appropriated. 

§ 1. That said record, when so transcribed and certified 
as aforesaid, shall be evidence in all courts of this State, 
of erjual force and validity with the original record. 

§ 5. For transcribing said record, said Watts shall receive 
the sum of fifteen cents for every one hundred words, to be 
paid out of the treasury of said county, out of any money 
not otherwise appropriated. 

§ 6. This act shall be a public act and be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



Compensation. 



AN ACT to regulate the purchase and sale of Lead Mineral. 

Section 1. Be it etiacted hy the Feople of the State of 

Books to be kept iZZmois, represented iu the G-eneral Assembly^ That from 

?dneS^"' ^° and after the passage of this act all persons purchasing lead 



LEAD. 141 

mineral, in this State, shall keep a book or books, to be open, 
at all reasonable times, to the inspection of miners, own- 
ers of mineral lands, and smelters of lead ore, in which book 
shall be kept anacconntof alllead mineral purchased by the 
person or persons keeping such book, stating clearly the 
amount, from whom, the time when purchased, and the place 
where it was dug. Said books to be kept at the usual place 
of business of the purchasers. 

§ 2. That all persons buying or bartering for lead mineral 
and having no place of business at which to keep a book or 
books, as provided in section one of this act, shall make re- 
turn thereof to the nearest smelter of lead ore to the land 
or place of pf ocuring the mineral, stating to said smelter 
the amount, from whom and where obtained, when pm*- 
cliased and from what diggings the same was taken. And 
the smelter to whom such return is made, shall minute it 
upon his book kept under the provisions of this act. 

§ 3. That no person shall be allowed to purchase lead Minorsnottoseii. 
mineral from any child under twelve years of age. And 
the picking and carrying away lead mineral from the land or 
diggings of another, without his or her consent, shall be 
deemed larceny, and punished accordingly. 

6 4. Any person to whom lead mineral shall, be offered Account book tc 

exhibited 

for sale shall inquire from whom and from what ground the 
same was procured ; and if the person offering it for sale 
refuse to answer such inquiries satisfactorily then the per- 
son to whom it is offered shall not be allowed to buy it. 

§ 5. Any person refusing to show the books of account, 
hereinbefore provided to be kept, when requested by any 
person authorized to see the same, shall forfeit and pay, for 
each offense, the sum of twenty-five dollars. And any persons 
violating any of the other provisions of this act shall forfeit Penalty for vioia- 
and pay, for the first offense, the sum of five dollars and ^^°s^^^^^^^- 
costs ; and for the second and every subsequent offense, the 
sum of ten dollars and costs, one-half to the informer and 
the other half to the school fund of the school district where 
the suit is prosecuted — the informant, in all cases, to be a com- 
petent witness ; and the penalties to be recoverable by ac- 
tion of debt, before any justice of the peace of the county 
where the offense is committed. 

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

Appkoved February 22, 1861. 



14:2 LIENS LIMITATIONS. 

In force February AN ACT in relation to the lien of operatives and others on the property of 
22, 1S61. Railroad Corpoi-ations within this State. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly^ That all per- 

Labor done, etc. sons wlio iiiaj liave furiiislied or who shall hereafter furnish 
to any railroad corporation, existing under the laws of this 
state, any fuel, ties, materials, supplies or any other article 
or things necessary for the construction, maintenance, oper- 
ation or repair of such roads, by contract with said corpora- 
tion, or who shall have done and performed or shall here- 
after do and perform any work or labor for such construction, 
maintenance, operation or repair, by like cont^'act, shall be 
•entitled to be paid for the same as part of the current ex- 
penses of said road, and, in order to secure the same, shall 
have a lien for three months after the right of action accrues 
upon all the property, real, personal and mixed, of said 
railroad corporation, as against all mortgages or other liens 
which accrued after the commencement of the delivery of 
said articles or the commencement of said work or labor. 

Lien to contiuue § 2. lu casc withiu the thrcc months, heretofore limited, 

from commence- ," , i^ • ^ • ^ •! ^ • o • 

mentofsuit. the party lurnishing such article or thmg, or periormmg 
such work or labor, shall commence suit for the recovery of 
such debt, in any court of record, then the lien hereby cre- 
ated shall continue until the same has been decided by said 
court ; and, if the judgment be against said corporation, 
until an execution thereuj:)©!! issued shall be satisfied or re- 
leased by the plaintiff. 

§ 3. This act to take efiect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



In force February AX ACT relating to the law of Limitation. 

21, 1S61. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly^ That hereafter 
Actions for as- all actious of trcspass for assault, battery, woundino- and 

sault and bat- . . i „ , i ii i i ^-i.!,.- 

tery.etc. imprisonment, or any ot them, shall be commenced withm 

two years next after the cause of action shall have accrued, 
and not after. 
Actions for sian- § 2. Evciy actiou ou the case, for slander or libel, shall 
er, e.etc. i^^ commenccd within one year next after the cause of 
action accrued and not after; and every action for malicious 
prosecution shall be commenced within two ^^ears next after 
the cause of action shall have accrued and not after. 
§ 3. This act shall take effect from its passage. 
Approved February 21, 1861. 



ance of nolle 
prosequi. 



LONG, JOHN : RELIEF OF MAKEIED WOJIEN. 143 

AN ACT for the relief of John Lonfr, of Lavrencc county. In force February 

21,1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of 
Illinois, 7'epresented in the Greneral Assembly, That the 
state's attorney in and for the twenty-fifth judicial circuit, ^°**;^ 
in this state, be and he is hereby authorized and required, 
at the first term of the Lawrence circuit court, holden after 
the passage of this act, to enter a 7iolle 2)rosequi upon an 
indictment preferred in the Lawrence circuit court against 
John G. Long, and now pending therein ; and that the said 
John Gr. Long be henceforth discharged from all liability to 
answer to the charge preferred in such indictment as fully 
and completely as if duly tried and acquitted therefrom. 

§ 2. This act to be regarded as a public act, and to be 
in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT to protect Married Women in their separate property. In force April 24, 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Beople of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all the 
property, both real and personal, belonging to any married 
woman, as her sole and separate property, or which any 
woman hereafter married owns at the time of her marriage, 
or which any married woman, during coverture, acquires, in 
good faith, from any person, other than her husband, by 
descent, devise or otheinvise, together with all the rents, 
issues, increase and profits thereof, shall, notwithstanding 
her marriage, be and remain, during coverture, her sole 
and separate property, under her sole control, and be held, 
owned, possessed and enjoyed by her the same as though 
she was sole and unmarried ; and shall not be subject to the 
disposal, control or interference of her husband, and shall 
be exempt from execution or attachment for the debts of 
her husband. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



j AN ACT to legalize the acts of commissioners under "An act providing for In force February 

the drainage of certain lands in Mason countv," approved February 24th, 22, 18^1. 
I 1859. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the acts 
of the commissioners under "An act providing for the 



Ii4: MASON COUNTY — MCHENRY COUNTY — MEKCEE COUNTY. 

drainage and reclamation of certain lands in Mason county," 
approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and 
fifty-nine, are hereby legalized, and that, notwithstanding 
an informality as to the time of returning the assessment or 
any other informality, the proceedings of said commission- 
ers are hereby declared legal and valid. 
Right of way. § 2. The rights of way which may have been paid for 

under any agreement or assessment of damages by arbitra- 
tion or in a trial in any court, are " hereby vested in said 
commissioners, and the proceedings in the premises declared 
valid and binding. 

§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



In force February AX ACT to create additional Justices of the Peace and Constables in MoHenry 
22, 1S61. county, Illinois. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peoi^le of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the G-eneral Assembly^ That it shall 
be lawful for the people of the towns of Coral and Algon- 
quin, in the county of McHenry, at the next annual town 
meetings in said towns, to elect, each, an additional justice 
of the peace and constable, who shall be elected in the same 
manner, hold their offices for the same time, have and ex- 
ercise the same powers, perform the same duties, and be 
subject to the same liabilities, as other justices of the peace 
and constables in this State, and they shall hold their offices 
until tlieir successors are elected and qualified. 

§ 2. This act shall be deemed a public act and be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



In force February AX ACT empowering the Board of Supervisors of Mercer county to levy cer- 
22. 18C1. ^^jjj taxes therein named. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the peo- 
supervisors levy pjg ^f w^q couuty of Mcrccr, by their board of supervisors, 
be and are hereby authorized and empowered to levy a tax, 
of not exceeding two mills on the dollar, upon all taxable 
property in said county, for the purpose of paying the inte- 
rest on the bonds of said county ; and if any surplus shall 
remain, after the payment of such interest, it shal Ibe paid 



MERCER COUNTY. / 145 

into the treasury of said county, to be used as the board of 
supervisors of said county shall direct : Provided^ that a Election. 
majority of the legal votes cast in said county, at the judicial 
election, in June next, shall be cast in favor of said special 
tax. 

§ 2. The vote on the proposition to levy said special tax 
shall be by ballot, upon which shall be written or printed, or 
partly written or partly printed, " For Special Tax for Pay- 
ment of Interest," or "Against Special Tax for Payment of In- 
terest;" and the judges of such special election and the clerks 
thereof shall conduct such election for said special tax for 
payment of interest in the same manner as is now provided 
by law for conducting elections. 

§ 3. Said special tax, in case a majority of the legal collection of the 
votes cast at such election shall be in I'avor of the same, 
shall be levied and collected in the same manner as other 
taxes are now by law levied and collected in said county. 

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

Approved February 22, 1861. 



AX ACT to repeal an act entitled "An act to prevent Sheep and Swine from In force Septem- 
running at large within the counties of Mercer and Rock Island," in force ^^"^ ^■' ^^^^' 
February 19th, 1859. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, rei^resented in the Creneral Assembly , That an act 
entitled "An act to prevent sheep and swine from running 
at large within the counties of Mercer and Pock Island," 
in force February 19th, 1859, be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

§ 2. The provisions of this act shall take effect and be 
in force from and after the first day of September, a.d. 1861. 

Approved February 20, 1861. 



AX ACT to authorize the county of Mercer to build a court house and other In force April 24, 

county buildings. ■^^*'^- 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represe7ited in the G-eneral Assembly, That the 
board of supervisors of the county of Mercer, in this State, 
are hereby authorized to levy a tax upon the taxable pro- 
perty in said county, for the purpose of erecting a court 
house, jail, and such other buildings as may be deemed 
—14 



146 MimNG MONROE COUNTY. 

necessary for the use and covenience of the people of said 
county. 

§ 2. The amount hereby authorized to be levied by tax- 
ation npon the property in said county shall not exceed the 
Am't to be raised sum of twcuty thousaud dollars ; and before such tax shall 
by tax. j^g levied the board of supervisors of said county shall, by 

some suitable order, submit the levying of such tax to the 
legal voters of said county, to approve or reject, as a majority 
may determine. 
Election. § 3, Said submission to the voters of said county shall 

be made on the first Monday of June, A.D. 1861 ; and 
notice thereof, for the space of ten days prior to said first 
Monday of June, shall be posted by the clerk of said county 
at the usual places for holding elections in the several towns 
of said county. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



In force February ■ AN ACT to enconraKC Mininp: in the State of Illinois. 

20, 1S61. 

Section 1, Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the Greneral Assembly, That the 
owner of any land may reserve, sell and convey, or lease 
mining rights, or the right to dig for and obtain iron, lead, 
copper, coal, or other mineral from such land ; and thereafter 
the sale for taxes of the land in which any mining right has 
been so conveyed or leased shall not operate to transfer or 
in any manner ailect such mining right. 
Mode of convey- g 2. Mining rights may be conveyed by deed or trans- 
ferred by lease, and such deeds and leases may be acknow- 
ledged and recorded in the same manner as is now provided 
by law for the acknowledgment and record of deeds, and 
with like effect. 

§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 20, 1861. 



In force February ^j^ ACT to authorize the indices to records of conveyances, in Monroe 
' ■ county, to be transcribed and perfected. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hj the Perrple of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assemhly, That the clerk 
of the circuit court and ex-officio recorder for Monroe county 
is hereby authorized and required to transcribe and perfect. 



NORMAL SCHOOL. • 147 

in a well-bound book, to be provided by the county court of 
said county, full and complete general, direct and inverted 
indices to the records of conveyances in said county, from 
record book "A" to " Y," inclusive — which indices shall 
exhibit the names of the parties to each conveyance, and 
the date thereof, the date when filed, the description of the 
instrument, the names of grantors and grantees, and a syn- 
opsis or a description of the property conveyed. 

§ 2. The said clerk shall be allowed a fee of cents compensation of 

for each conveyance by him to be indexed, as a compensa- 
tion for his services, to be paid out of the county treasury 
of said county, upon the order of the county court, whose 
duty it shall be to order the amount due said clerk for his 
services, upon his certifying to the completion of the index 
to each of said record books, respectively, and the number 
of conveyances, as therein contained. 

§ 3. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT to refund the interest on the College or University Fund, and appro- I^^fo^ce FeJ'^uary 
priate the same for the use of the State Normal University. ' 

Whereas an act of Congress, passed the 18th of April, 1818, 
entitled "An act to enable the Illinois Territory to form 
a constitution and State government, and for the admis- 
sion of such State into the Union on an equal footing 
with the original States," among other things, proposed 
to the people of said Territory " that five per cent, of the 
net proceeds of the lands lying within said State, and 
which should be sold by Congress from and after the 1st 
day of January, 1819, after deducting all expenses inci- 
dent to the same, shall be reserved for the following pur- 
poses, viz : two-fifths to be disbursed, under the direction 
of Congress, in making roads leading to the State ; the 
residue to be appropriated by the Legislature of said State 
for the encouragement of learning, of which one-sixth 
part shall be exclusively bestowed upon a college or uni- 
versity ; " and whereas the people of the State of Illinois, 
in convention assembled, on the 26th day of August, 1818, 
accepted said proposition of Congress ; and whereas the 
principal of the university fund arising from the said one- 
sixth of said three per cent,, on the 1st day of January, 
1861, amounted to the sum of one hundred and twenty- 
two thousand six hundred and seven dollars and fifty-four 
cents; that the interest on the said principal, up to Janu- 
•ary, 185Y, amounted to the sum of ninety-eight thousand 
nine hundred and fifty-six dollars and eighty-two cents ; 



1^8 • NORMAL SCHOOL. 

mid whereas for tlie purpose of carrying out of the intention 
of Congress in the proposition aforesaid, and the under- 
standing of tlie people of this State, the Legislature of 
the State of IlHnois, on the 18th day of February, 1857, 
passed an act entitled "An act for the estabhshment and 
maintenance of a Normal University;" and whereas no 
part of the principal or interest of said university fund 
(excepting the interest on the same since January 1st, 
1857, amounting to $19,905 03) has ever been bestowed 
on any college or university, but that the said principal 
and interest have been used by the State ; therefore. 
Section 1. Be it enacted bij the Peoj)le of the State of 
lUinois^ represented i: I the General Assembly^ That the Gov- 
ernor of the State be and he is hereby authorized and 
iMue of inscribed required to issue inscribed State stock, authenticated in the 
usual way, to the amount of $65,000, a part of the interest 
of the university fund, payable to the board of education of 
the State of Illinois, for the use of JSTormal University, and 
in sums not less than one thousand dollars each; said 
inscribed State stock to be payable in dollars and cents, in 
the city of Springtield, at the option of the State, after the 
first day of January, a.d. 1881, with interest at the rate of 
six per cent, per annum, payable semi-annually in the said 
city of Springfield. 

§ 2. That the balance of the interest on the university 
fund, viz: thirty-three thousand nine hundred and fifty-six 
dollars and eighty-two cents, be and the same is hereby 
added to the principal of the said university fund, and is 
hereby declared to be a part of the same, making in all the 
sum of one hundred and fifty-six thousand five hundred and 
fifty-tour dollars and thirty-six cents. 

§ 3. The corporation created by an act entitled "An act 
for the establishment and maintenance of a Normal Univer- 
sity," shall have no power to sell or convey any of the 
• property acquired since the passage of said act, nor to encum- 
ber said property in any manner wdiatever, nor to create any 
debt or liability against the State, without the express sanc- 
Gratuitous in- tiou, first to bc givcu, by the Legislature of this State, 
s rue ion o pu- ^ ^^ Eacli couuty in this State shall hereafter be entitled 
to gratuitous instruction for two pupils in said university, to 
be selected as provided in section seven of the act to which 
this is an amendment. 

§ 5. That this act is hereby declared to be a public act, 
and to be in force from and after its passage. 
Approved February 14, 1861. 



NOKMAL SCHOOL. 14:9 

AN' ACT supplemental to an act entitled "An act to refund the interest on In force February 
the College or University Fund, and appropriate the same for the use of the ' 

State Normal University." 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented i7i the Genei^al Asstmhly^ That the act 
to wliich tliis is supplemental be and the same is hereby so j^^^g ^^ covLx>on 
amended that the bonds therein authorized to be issued to '^nds. 
the "board of education of the State of Illinois, for the use 
of the ]N"ormal University," shall be issued in the coupon 
bonds of eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, payable at the 
option of the State, after the year eighteen hundred and 
seventy nine, in the city of New York — said bonds to be 
payable to the said board or bearer, and transferable by 
delivery. 

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

Approved February 20, 1861. 



AN" ACT to make additional provisions for the Penitentiarv. In force February 

^ - 19, 1S61. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Blinois, represented in the General Assembh/, That for the contractors' ac- 

,/ . ,, 1 i? -1 -1. ^' cepted drafts. 

purpose ot carrying on the work of the new penitentiary, 
according to the plans, specifications and designs heretofore 
adopted by the board of commissioners, and approved by the 
Governor, Treasurer and Auditor of State, there is hereby 
appropriated the sum of two hundred and twenty-six thou- / 

sand and ninety-three 48-100 dollars; and the further sum 
of seventy-nine thousand, two hundred and ten 46-100 dol- 
dollars, to pay contractors' accepted drafts. 

§ 2. The money hereby appropriated to be drawn and contracts for un- 
disbursed in the manner prescribed by an act entitled " An 
act to locate and build an additional penitentiary," approved 
February 19th, 1857. * And the commissioners are hereby 
required to make contracts for such portions of the unfinish- 
ed work, fixtures, machinery, furniture, etc., as they deem 
most necessary for immediate use, in such manner as in their 
judgment will best promote the interest of the State. 

§ 3. The further sum of thirty-one thousand, five hun- ^i'^™P'"5?c°°e^'' 
dred and eleven 78-100 dollars, is hereby appropriated to ^""^^^ 
Sanger and Casey, for money expended in removing convicts 
from Alton, repairing shops and buildings destroyed and 
damaged by fire and otherwise, clothing and cash to dis- 
charged convicts, burying convicts, stationery furnished con- 
victs, extra expenses of warden and hospital department, in 
consequence of their being two ^Drisons, expenses in search- 
ing for and retaking escaped condcts, and for amount paid 
Kuckmaster & Wise, for clothing on convicts : Provided, 



150 PI AS A RIVER. 

tliat, on the expiration of the lease of Samuel K. Casey, the 
same amomit, in value, of clothino;, shall be returned to the 
State. 
Regulations and § 4. That for the purpose of j)roviding a s_ystem for the 
discipune. regulation, management, government and discipline of the 
State penitentiary, the commissioners are hereby appointed 
to prepare a code oF laws and rules for that purpose, to be 
submitted to the General Assembly, at its next session ; and 
all laws authorizing the appointment of a superintendent of 
the penitentiary is hereby repealed, and the said office is 
hereby abolished ; and all the powers and authority which 
were conferred on the warden of the penitentiary, by the act 
of the General Assembly of the State, approved March 1st, 
1845, in reference to the discij^line and government of said, 
penitentiary, be conferred upon the present warden and his 
successors as such warden, subject only to a general super- 
ATLsion of -the board of commissioners appointed by this act. 
New board com- § 5. That tlio Govemor, by and with the advice and 
consent of the Senate, shall appoint three commissioners, 
who shall hold their oihces for two years and until their suc- 
cessors shall be appointed and cpialitied, who shall supersede 
the present board of commissioners ; and the present board 
are hereby required to surrender to the new commissioners 
all the books, papers, plans, specihcations and property, be- 
longing to the State, at their first meeting, The new board 
of commissioners, appointed under this act, shall be required 
to give the same bonds and do all other things as required 
under the second section of the act entitled "An act to lo- 
cate and build an additional penitentiary," approved Febru- 
ary 10th, 1857. 

§ 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 19, 1861. 



missioners. 



In force February AX ACT to declare the Piasa, in Jersey and Madison counties, a navigable 
1^' ^^^^- stream. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembli/, That the 
Piasa, in Jersey and Madison counties, from its mouth up 
to a point where the road leading from Grafton, in Jersey 
county, to Alton, in Madison county, crosses said stream, be 
and the same is hereby declared a navigable stream. 

§ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved Febrnary 18, 1861. 



POLICE, CHICAGO. 151 

AN ACT to establish a Board of Police in and for the City of Chicago, and In force February 
to prescribe their powers and duties. ^^> ■^^'^•^" 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the Greneral Assembly, That after the 
passage of this act there shall be organized in said city of Appointment of 
Chicago an executive department of the municipal govern- by^tlTeJoveruor. 
inent, to be known as '' The Board of Police of the City of 
Chicago." Said board chall consist of three commissioners, 
to be chosen, one from the South, one from the West, and 
one from the North division of said city, who shall consti- 
tute said board. That until election and qualification, in the 
manner and at the times herein provided, the Governor shall 
nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the 
Senate, appoint the first commissioners of said board of Po- 
lice, who shall be and they are hereby declared the first com- 
missioners of said board of police, and who shall, respective- 
ly, hold their offices for two, four and six years, from and 
after the next gerxcral municipal election in said city, and 
until their successors are duly elected and qualified. Said 
board shall possess the powers and perform the duties au- 
thorized and enjoined by this act. A majority of said board 
shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

§2. The said commissioners, when appointed, shall, ten Term of office, 
days after their appointment, or as soon thereafter as may 
be, proceed to organize said board, and decide, by lot, their , 

respective terms of office ; which decision shall be filed in 
the office of the city clerk. One of said commissioners shall 
go out of office at the end of each and every two yeais from 
and after the next general municipal election. 

§ 3. At the general municipal election in said city, in a. Election of com- 
D. 1863, and biennially thereafter, there shall be elected, at ^'^^o^^''^- 
the general city election in said city, a commissioner of said 
board of police, to succeed the member whose term of office 
expires, so that one of said officers shall be successively 
elected, every second year, from the division of said city in 
which the commissioner resides whose term of office expires; 
and said commissioner, when elected, shall hold his office 
for six years. Should a vacancy occur it shall be filled by vacancy to be fiii- 
appointment by the mayor, with the ad\dce and consent of ment?" '^p^°'"*' 
the common council of said city, until the next regular city 
election, when the qualified voters of said city may fill such 
vacancy by an election of a successor, who shall hold his 
office for the unexpired term. Said commissioners shall be 
elected in the same manner as is noAV provided by law for 
the election of other general city officers, by general ticket, 
' by the qualified voters of the whole city ; and no person 
shall be elected a commissioner of said board of police 
unless he has been a resident of said city for at least 
five years, and a resident in the division for which he is 
elected at least one year preceding his election. Said oath of office. 
commissioners, when appointed, and their successors in office. 



152 



POLICE. CHICAGO. 



Ovganization 
the police. 



President 
treasurer. 



Duty of Police 



Rules and regula- 
tions. 



sliall, before entering upon the duties of their office, take an 
oath to obey the constitution and laws of this State, and 
laithfully to perform the duties of their said office ; the cer- 
tilicate of which oath shall be deposited in the office of the 
city clerk, to be by such clerk tiled in his office. Any member 
of said board of police may, at any time, be removed from 
office, for any misdemeanor, malfeasance or delinquency in 
office, by the judge of the circuit court of Cook county, on 
charges, in writing, to be presented against him before such 
judge by the mayor of said city ; on which hearing, before 
such judge, witnesses may be produced and sworn, both, in 
support of the allegations and against them, 
of § 4. The said commissioners, after the organization of 
said board, in pursuance of this act, shall assume control of 
the police force of said city, and shall proceed to organize 
the same, in pursuance of the provisions of this act ; and for 
this purpose they are hereby authorized to retain such offi- 
cers of the present police force of said city as said board 
shall deem necessary for the more perfect reorganization 
of said police force; which officers shall be discharged by 
said board when, in their discretion, the services of the same 
can be dispensed with, 
aud § 5. The officers of the said board of police shall be a 
president and treasurer, who shall each be elected from 
among the said commissioners. The clerk of the police 
court of said city shall be, ex officio^ clerk of said board of 
police. 

§ 6. It shall be the duty of the board of police hereby 
constituted, at all times of the day and night, within the 
boundaries of the said city of Chicago, to preserve the pub- 
lic peace ; to prevent crime, and arrest offenders ; to protect 
rights of persons and property ; to guard the public health ; 
to preserve order; to remove nuisances existing in public 
streets, roads, places and highways ; to provide a proper po- 
lice force at every iire, in order that thereby the tiremen and j 
property may be protected ; to protect strangers and travelers j 
at steamboat and ship landings and railway stations; and to ' 
obey and enforce all ordinances of the common council 
within the said city of Chicago, wdiicli are applicable to po- 
lice or health. Whenever any crime shall be committed in 
said city of Chicago, or within the county of Cook, and the 
person or persons accused or suspected of being guilty shall 
flee from justice, the said board of police may, in their dis- 
cretion, authorize any person or persons to pursue and arrest 
such accused or suspected person or persons aud return them 
to the proper criminal court having jurisdiction of the of- 
fense, for trial. I 

§ 7. The said duties of the police shall be more especially 
executed under the direction and control of said board, and 
according to rules and regulations which it is hereby autho- 
rized to pass, from time to time, for the more proper govern- 



POLICE, CHICAGO. 153 

ment and discipline of its subordinate officers and the j^olice officers of poucc 
force of the said city of Chicago. The said police force '^°'''^'^' 
shall consist of a general superintendent of police and one 
deputy superintendent of jDolice, three captains of police, 
six sergeants of police and sixty police patrolmen, and as 
many more police patrolmen as may be ordered by the com- 
mon council of the said city of Chicago, on the application 
of the board of police. The said officers hereby created for 
the said police force shall be severally filled by appointment 
from the police force,- after the first organization of said force, 
in the mode prescril^ed b}^ this act, and each shall hold 
ofiice only during such time as he shall faithfully observe 
and execute all the rules and regulations of the said board, 
the laws of the State and the ordinances existiug within the 
city of Chicago. 

§ 8. The qualification, enumeration and distribution of Eligibility to ap- 
duties, mode of trial and removal from office of each officer of 
said police force shall be particularly defined and prescribed 
by rules and regulations of the board of poKce : Provided^ 
however, that no person shall be so apjDointed to office or hold 
office in the police force aforesaid who is not a citizen of the 
United States, or wdio sliall not have resided within the 
State of Illinois two years next preceding his appointment, 
or who shall ever have been convicted of crime : And pro- 
vided, that no person shall l)e removed therefrom, except up- 
on written charges preferred against him to the board of 
police, and after an opportunity shall been afforded him of 
being heard in his defense. The board of police shall have 
the power to suspend any number of the police department 
of the city, pending the hearing of the charges preferred 
against him : And provided, that whenever any vacancy 
shall occur in the office of captain of police the same shall 
be filled by an appointment from among the persons then 
in office as sergeant of police ; and a like vacancy in the 
office of sergeant of police shall be filled by appointment 
from among the persons then in office as police patrolmen. 

§ 9. The members of the police force of the said city powers of the po- 
of Chicago shall possess, in every part of the county of ^^'^^• 
Cook, all the common law and statutory powers of consta- 
bles, except for the service of civil process ; and any warrant 
for search or arrest, by any magistrate of the State of Illi- 
nois, may be executed in any part of the county of Cook, 
by any member of the police force of the said cit}^ of Chi- 
cago, without any backing or indorsement of the said war- 
rant, and according to the terms thereof. The general and 
deputy superintendents and captains of j)olice, having just 
cause to suspect that any fek)ny has been or is being or is 
about to be committed within any building or on board of 
any ship, boat or vessel, within the said city of Chicago, or 
county of Cook, may enter the same at all hours of the day 
or night, to take all necessary measures for the effectual 
—15 



154 POLICE, CHICAGO. 

prevention or detection of all felonies, and may take then 
and there into custody all persons suspected of being con- 
cerned in such felonies, and also may take charge of all pro- 
perty which he or they shall have then and there just cause 
to suspect has been stolen. 

Suppression of § 10. If tlic gcncral superintendent of police shall re- 
gaming houses. ^yQj>i^ {^ Writing, to thc board of police that there are good 
grounds for believing any house or room, within the said 
city of Chicago, is kept or used as a common gaming house 
or cock-pit, and if two or more householders, dwelling with- 
in the said district, and not belonging to the police force, 
shall make oath, in writing, before any one of the commis- 
sioners of police, and annexed to the said report, (which 
oath every commissioner of the police is hereby empowered 
to administer, receive and subscribe,) that the premises 
complained of by the general superintendent of police are 
commonly reported and are believed by the deponents to 
be kept as a common gaming house or cock-pit, it shall be 
lawful for any commissioner of police, by order, in writing, 
to authorize the general superintendent of police or the 
deputy superintendent of police to enter upon such premises, 
taking with him or them such members of the patrol force 
as shall be necessary, and, if necessary, to use force for the 
purpose of effecting such entry, whether by breaking open 
doors or otherwise ; and the said superintendent or deputy 
superintendent shall be authorized to take into custody all 
persons who shall be found therein, and to destroy all im- 
plements of gaming found therein, and shall forthwith con- 
vey the person or persons found therein before any magis- 
trate in said city, who shall forthwith proceed to hear the 
proof, and if there be probable cause for believing that such 
person or persons have been guilty of any crime or misde- 
meanor then the said magistrate shall forthwith order such 
person or persoiis to lind good bail, with two householders 
of said city of Chicago as his or their sureties, conditioned 
for his or their appearance at the proper cpniinal court, to 
answer any indictment which may be found ; and, in de- 
fault thereof, such magistrate shall commit such person or 
persons to the county jail. 

Division of city § H. It is hereby made the duty of the board of police, 
dnctr^'^^ ^'^^ ^^^ more effectually distributing and enforcing its police 
government and discipline, to divide the said city of Chi- 
cago into precincts, without regard to ward boundaries, and 
to assign captains of police and sergeants of police to each of 
Siiid precincts, as they shall deem for the best interest of said 
city. The board may, from time to time, establish a station 
or substation in •each precinct or division, for the accommo- 
dation of the police force on duty therein. It shall not sus- 
pend member,? of the police force from pay for more than 
thirty days. It shall ])romulgate all regulations and orders 
through the general superintendent of police, who shall take 



POLICE, CHICAGO. 155 

the place of the mayor of the city of Chicago, as being at 
the head of the police department or force in the said city, 
but always subject to the orders and regulations of the 
board of police ; and it shall be the duty of the police force 
to respect and obey the said general superintendent of po- 
lice, as the head and chief of the same, subject to the rules 
and regulations and general orders of the board of police. 

§ 12. The board of police, whenever it shall see tit, Additional force, 
shall, on the application of any person or persons showing 
the necessity thereof, appoint and swear any number of ad- 
ditional patrolmen, to do duty at any place within the city 
of Chicago, at the charge and expense of the person or per- 
sons by whom the application shall be made ; and the pa- 
trolmen so appointed shall be subject to the orders of the 
board of police, and shall obey the rules and regulations of 
the board, and conform to its general discipline, and to such 
other special regulations as may be made, and shall wear 
such dress or emblem as the board may direct, and shall, 
during the term of their holding appointment, possess all 
the powers, privileges and duties of the patrol force herein 
prescribed. The persons so appointed may be removed, at 
any time, by the board of police, without assigning cause 
therefor, upon one month's notice ot the intention so to do 
given to the person or persons who applied for the appoint- 
ment, as aforesaid. The board of police may also, upon any 
emergency of riot, pestilence, invasion, or during any day 
of public election or celebration, appoint as many special special patroi- 
patrolmen, from among the citizens of Chicago, as it may '^^"" 
deem advisable, and for a specitied time ; and during the term 
of service of any such special patrolmen, he shall possess all 
the powers and privileges and perform all the duties of pa- 
trolmen of the standing police force of the city. 

S 13. No member of the poUce force, under penalty of Withdrawals or 

n,.. ■• ^ ' -I 11 • in-ii resignations. 

lorteitmg the pay which may be due to mm, shall withdraw 
or resign from the police force, unless he shall have given 
one week's notice thereof, in writing, to the general super- 
intendent of police ; and no person who shall ever have been 
removed from the police force established by this act, for 
cause, shall be reappointed by the board of pohce to any 
office in the said police force. 

§ 14. All stolen property, taken by members of the po- Record of proper- 
lice force, shall be kept in a place and by a person to be covered, 
designated by the board of police. Every such article of 
property shall be entered in a book, kept for the purpose, 
together with the name of the owner, if ascertained, and 
the name of the place where found, and of the person frctm 
whom taken, with the general circumstances and the date 
of its receipt, and the name of the officer recovering the 
same. The board of police shall also cause to be kept, gen- Complaint book, 
eral complaint books, in which shall be entered every com- 
plaint preferred upon personal knowledge of the circum- 



156 



POLICE, CHICAGO. 



Police record. 



Treasurer's 
counts. 



Necessary accom 
modations. 



Arrf-sts t 
ported. 



stances thereof, with the name and residence of the com- 
phimant. It shall also cause to he kept hooks for the regis- 
try of lost, missing or stolen propert}^, for the general con- 
venience of the public and of the police force of the city. 
It shall also cause to be kept books of records, wherein shall 
be entered the name of every member of the police force, with 
his time and place of nativity, the time and place wdien he 
became a citizen, (if he was born out of the United States,) 
his age, his former occupation, number of family and the 
residence thereof, the date of appointment or dismissal from 
office, with the cause of the latter ; and in every such record 
suihcient space shall be left against all such entries wherein 
to make record of the number of arrests made by such 
members of the police force or of any special services deemed 
meritorious by the captains of police. It shall also cause to 
ac- be kept in proper books, the accounts of the treasurer of the 
board, and number of the several meetings thereof; and all 
receipts for moneys or warrants or checks for moneys, shall 
he written in books kept for the jjurpose, and the said re- 
ceipts, signed by the person or persons in every case receiv- 
ing money, warrants or checks from the treasurer. The 
board of police shall also cause to be kept and bound all 
police returns and reports. 

§ 15. It shall he the duty of the common council of the city 
of Chicago, in accordance with the practice and ordinances 
now existing therein, to provide, at the expense of said city, 
all necessary accommodations within such precincts as shall 
be contained within the boundaries of the said city, for the 
station houses required by the board of police, for the 
accommodation of the police force of such precincts, for the 
lodghig of vagrants and disorderly persons, and for the tem- 
porary detention of persons arrested for oifenses. It shall 
also l^e the duty of the said common council to furnish the 
same suitably and to warm and light the same by day and 
nio;ht, and, so far as the detention of persons under arrest 
is concerned, the same shall be lawi'ul in any part of said 
city, on direction to that efiect by any captain of police ; 
and in every case of arrest the same shall be made known 
o be re- forthwith to the captain upon duty in the precinct wherein 
the arrest w\as made, by the person making the same ; and 
it shall be the duty of the said captain, as soon as practica- 
ble after such notice, to make written return thereof, accord- 
ing to tlie rules and regulations of the board of police, 
together with the name of the party arrested, the offense, 
the place of arrest, and the place of detention. The board 
of police shall provide suitable accommodations within said 
city of Chicago for the detention of witnesses wdio are un- 
able to furnish security for their appearance in criminal pro- 
ceedings ; and such accommodations shall be in premises 
other than those employed for the confinement of persons 
charged with crime, fraud or disorderly conduct; and it 



POLICE, CHICAGO. 157 

shall be the duty of all magistrates, in committing witnesses, 
to have regard to the rules and regulations of the hoard of 
police, in respect to their detention. 

§ 16. All T)ublic police property, books, records, and Present police 

" -l .-l •/•iT 1 property and re- 

accouternients, now in the possession ot the police depart- cord;, 
ment of Chicago, are hereby given for the use of the board 
of police herein authorized ; but the ownership of the same 
and the use thereof, as aforesaid, shall be accordins; to the 
ordinances which the common council of the city of Chicago 
have enacted or may hereafter enact. The board of j^olice 
shall have power to erect and maintain, under the general 
laws of the State relating to telegraph lines, all such lines Telegraphs. 
of telegraph, in such places within the said city, as for pur- 
poses of police, the board shall deem necessary, whenever 
the common council shall authorize the establishment of 
such telegraph line or lines. 

§ 17. The necessary expenses incurred in the execution Expense of exe- 
of criminal process, and the maintenance of the police de- procls.'^*"^^^ 
partment hereby created within the said city of Chicago, 
shall be a city charge. The board of supervisors of Cook 
county, assembled, may call upon the board of police to 
appoint for duty within the said county, as many men as it 
shall enumerate and describe, upon appropriating to the 
police fund the necessary expenses and salaries to be incur- 
red thereby. Any of the village or town authorities within 
the said county, may also make such demand upon the board 
of police, upon making the like provisions of pay. And it 
shall be the duty of the board of police to appoint such offi- 
cers, who shall thereafter become regular members of the 
police force of the city of Chicago, and sul)ject to all the 
rules and regulations of the board, discharge the duties and 
possess powers and privileges as such members. The super- 
visors of the county of Cook are hereby authorized, from time 
to time, to levy and raise, by tax upon the real and personal 
property taxable within said county, such sum or sums of 
money as may be required to carry into effect the provisions 
of this section or the police purposes of this act. 

§ 18. ]^o person holding office under this act, shall be 
liable to military or jury duty while actually on duty. 

§ 19. The board of police shall, at all times, cause the Duties of police. 
ordinances of the city of Chicago to be properly enforced ; 
and it shall be the duty of the said board, at all times, wdien- 
ever consistent with the rules and regulations of the board 
and with the requirements of this act, to furnish all inform- 
ation desired, and comply with all the requests made by the 
common council of the said city or by the mayor thereof, to 
quell riots, suppress insurrections, protect the property and 
preserve the public tranquillity. The board of police shall 
have the power to issue subpoenas, tested in the name of its 
president, to compel before it the attendance of witnesses 
upon any proceeding authorized by its rules and regulations. 



158 POLICE, CHICAGO. 

Administering of Eacli commissioner of police, the general superintendent of 

oaths. i: ',& I 

police and each deputy superintendent ot ponce, and the 
chief clerk of the board of police, are hereby given power to 
administer, take, receive and subscribe all aflirmations and 
oaths to any witnesses summoned and appearing in any 
matter or proceeding authorized as aforesaid, or to any depo- 
sitions necessary by tl!e rules and regulations of the board 
of police. Any willful and corrupt false swearing, by any 
witness or person making deposition before any of the offi- 
cers last mentioned, to any material fact, in any necessary 
proceeding under the said rules and regulations, shall be 
deemed perjury, and punished in the manner now prescribed 
by law for such offense. The provisions of law now exist- 
ing in respect to attachment of witnesses before justices of 
the peace and to the compulsory attendance of the said 
witnesses to appear and testify before them, are hereby ap- 
plied to the case of witnesses subpoenaed before the board 
of police. 
Penalty for ne- § 2X). It sliall bc a misdemeaiior, punishable by impri- 
oSt°'^^'°^'^*'°'' sonment in the county jail not less than one year nor ex- 
ceeding two years, or by a line not less than two hundred 
and iifty dollars, for any person, without justiliable or excu- 
sable cause, to- use personal violence upon any elector in the 
said city of Chicago, or upon any member of the police force 
thereof, when in the discharge of his duty, or for any such 
member to neglect making any arrest for an offense against 
the law of the State, committed in his presence, or for any 
person not a member of the police force to falsely represent 
himself as being such member, with a fraudulent design. 
Salaries of the § 21. The treasurer of the board of police and each com- 
cers. missioner shall receive such annual salaries as may be fixed 

upon and allowed by the common council of the city of 
Chicago ; but no other compensation shall be paid or allow- 
ed to the members of the board. The general superinten- 
dent of police shall receive a salary of fifteen hundred dol- 
lars per annum. The deputy superintendent of police shall 
receive an annual salary of twelve hundred dollars. Each 
captain of p)olice shall receive a like salary of seven hundred 
dollars per annum. And each sergeant of police a like salary 
of six hundred and fifty dollars. The pay of each police 
patrolman shall be at the rate of six hundred dollars per 
annum. The salaries shall be paid quarter! 3^, and the pay 
monthly to each person entitled thereto. The salary of each 
commissioner shall be paid to him by the controller of the 
said city of Chicago. Each captain shall receive, monthly, 
from the treasurer of the board, the sums required for the 
pay of the patrolmen doing duty within his police precinct. 
No member of the board of jDolice or of the police force 
shall receive or share in, for his own benefit, under any pre- 
tense whatsoever, any present, fee, gift or emolument for 
police services, other than the regular salary and pay pro- 



POLICE, CHICAGO. 159 

vided by this section, except by unanimous consent of the 
board of poh'ce. 

§ 22. All rewards, fees, proceeds of gifts and emolu- ^^^^ compensa- 
ments that may be allowed by the board of police, to be 
paid and given for or on account of extraordinary services 
of any member of the police force, and all moneys arising 
from the sale of unclaimed goods, shall be paid into the bank 
wherein the treasurer of the board of police shall be requir- 
ed (as hereinafter provided) to keep his ascovmt. The pay- insurance fund, 
ment so made shall constitute a fund, to be called the "Po- 
lice Life and Health Insurance Fund," and the persons who 
shall from time to time fill the ofiice of the said treasurer of 
the board of police, and that of the controller of the city 
of Chicago, are hereby declared the trustees of the said 
fund, and may invest the same as they shall see fit, either 
in whole or in part. 

§ 23. Whenever any member of the police force, in 
actual performance of his duty and in consequence of the 
performance of such duty, shall become bodily disabled, his 
necessary expenses, during the time his disability as afore- 
said continues, may become a charge upon the fund provid- 
ed for in the preceding section, at the discretion of said 
board of police. The board of police shall inquire into the 
circumstances, and, if satisfied the charge upon the said 
fund is correct, may order the same to be paid by the draft 
of the said trustees upon the said fund, each writing his 
signature thereto. But the provisions of this section shall 
not apply to special patrolmen, appointed as hereinbefore 
provided for, at the request and expense of private parties. 

§ 24:. The common council of the city of Chicago shall, Levy and couec- 
annually, raise and collect, by tax upon the real and per- 
sonal property taxable within the city of Chicago, such 
sums of money as the board of police for the city of Chicago, 
before the time fixed by law for the controller of said city 
to present to the common council of said city his estimate 
for the expenses for the next fiscal year, in each year, shall 
report as requisite and needful to be raised by said city of 
Chicago ; which sums of mone}^ shall be applied by the said 
board of police for the fiscal purposes of this act. Such sum 
of money provided for, when collected, shall be paid into 
the city treasury of the city of Chicago, and shall be styled 
the police fund, and shall be paid therein and therefrom 
. under the fiscal regulations of law relating to the finances 
if said city and the provisions of this act. 

§ 25. The treasurer of the board of police shall disburse Expenditure of 
ill moneys required for the expenses of the said board, but ™°^^^'- 
ilways upon his said check or warrant upon the police fund 
irawn upon the city treasurer of said city of Chicago, which 
5aid police fund shall be deposited by the said city treasurer 
n such bank or banks, within the said city of Chicago, as 
>hall be designated for that purpose by the controller of 



160 POLICE, CHICAGO. 

the said city of Chicago. No expenses, other than salaries 
and pay herein provided, shall ever be inenrred by the 
board of police, except for rents, stationery, printing, adver- 
tising, fuel and light, unless the same shall be expressly 
authorized and provision therefor made, as a separate coun- 
ty or city charge by the board of supervisors for the county 
of Cook or the common council of the city of Chicago, with- 
in which the expenditure becomes necessary. 

Treasurer's bond. § 26. Tlic trcasurcr of the board of police shall, before 
entering upon the duties of his office, execute a bond by 
himself, together with sufficient sureties, not less than two, 
in the penalty of one hundred thousand dollars, to the city 
of Chicago, conditioned for the faithful performance of his 
duties; the sureties to justify before a judge of the supreme 
court of Chicago, in said Cook county, and to be approved 
by him. This Ixmd shall be filed in the office of the con- 
troller of said city. Whenever any of its conditions shall be 
violated the said bond may be sued upon by the city, and 
the proceeds of suit paid to the credit of the police fund. 

Security required 8 ^7. The board of policc sliall require and make Suitable 

of general super- 'J . , -i - i \. T • i- 1 n 

intendent. provisious rcspectmg security to be entered into by the gene- 
ral and deputy superintendents of police, and by the captains 
of police, and for the taking by members of the police force 
of an oath of office, and the registry of the certificate of the 
same, in a book to be ke]3t for that purpose by the board of 
police ; which oath of office may be taken before any com- 
missioner of police, who is hereby empowered to administer 
and receive the same. 

§ 28. From and after the first meeting of the board of 
police, under the provisions of this act, it shall possess all 
the power and authority heretofore conferred by law upon 
the mayor of the city of Chicago, as the head therein of the 
police department of said city, or upon the common council 
of said city of Chicago, which power and authority shall re- 
late to or in any way be connected with the police govern- 
ment, police appointments, or police discipline within said 
city ; and from and after the said first meeting of the board 
of police of the city of Chicago the duty and authority and 
power of each and all of the aforementioned officers, in re- 
lation to police government, appointment and discipline, 
shall wholly cease and vest, as aforesaid, in the said board 
of police, constituted by this act. 

Reports of super- § 29. Thc general superintendent of police shall make 
to the board of police quarterly reports, in writing, of the 
state of the police force, with such statistics and suggestions 
as he may deem advisal)le for the improvement of the police 
government and discipline of said force. Tlie board of police 
shall, on or before the first Monday in May, in each year, 
report, in writing, the condition of the police within the said 
city, to the common council. 



intendent. 



PULASKI COUNTY TAX — RAILROAD COMPANIES. 161 

§ 30. All statutes, parts of statutes and provisions of 
law, inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby 
repealed, together with all modes and qualifications of ap- 
pointment to office, as members of police departments or of 
elections to office therein inconsistent with the provisions of 
this act. 

§ 31. This act shall be deemed a public act, and be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 21, a. d. 1861. 



AN ACT to authorize the County Court of Pulaski County to levy an addi- in force Febrna- 
tional tax for the purpose therein mentioned. ry 13, 1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted J)y the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That if the Expense of bmid- 
county court of the county of Pulaski shall deem it necessa- ^"^*'^^- 
ry they are hereby authorized to levy an additional tax upon 
all the taxable property in said county, for the year 1861, of 
not exceeding one-half per centum on the value thereof, for 
the purpose of providing for the payment of Hiram Boren, 
for his actual expense incurred in building the jail in said 
county, under and by virtue of a contract with said county 
court. 

§ 2. And it shall be and is hereby made the duty of the collection of tax. 
collector of said county to collect said tax, in the same kind 
of funds that the State revenue is, or may be collected in, 
and pay the same over to said county court, at the same 
time that the county revenue is or may be made payable, 
deducting therefrom the same fees and emoluments that col- 
lectors are allowed for like services. 

§ 3. And it shall be the duty of the said county court to 
pay over said money to the said Hiram Boren, his heirs, 
assigns or legal representatives, for the purpose aforesaid. 

§ 4:. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 13, 1861. 



AN ACT in relation to the Assessment of the Property of Railroad Compa- In force February 
nies for taxation, in counties adopting the Township Organization Law. 2^> l^^^- 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assemhly, That when- List of property 
ever the schedule or list of taxable property belonging to JJl^^j^^ti^ county 
any railroad company shall be filed with the county clerk of 
—16 



162 EMLEOAD COMPANIES. 

any county adopting the township organization law, and the 
valnation of the property described in such schedule, as 
fixed by said schedule, shall be increased by the board of 

Appeal by lau- supervisors of sucli county, then an appeal may be taken by 
road company, gnch couipauy IVom sucli ordcr of the board of supervisors 
to the circuit court of said county, by filing bond with the 
clerk of the county court of said county in double the sum 
assessed by said board on the property of said com^Dany, 
within thirty days after the said assessment shall have been 
increased by said board of supervisors. Said bond shall be 
executed to the people of the State of Illinois, for the use of 
the peoj^le of said county, with good and sufiicient security, 
and shall contain the provisions now required by law in 
cases of appeal from justice of the peace to the circuit court. 

Trial of appeals. § 2. All appeals taken under the provisions of this act 
shall be set by the clerk of said circuit court for the second 
day of the term to which appeal may be taken, and shall be 
tried by the court or a jury as other cases of appeal under 
existing laws of this State. 

pajineut of tax. § 3. Tlic payment of the tax of such railroad comp?.ny, 
according to the list and valuation filed by it, shall not be 
in any manner delayed by the taking of such appeal. 
esident taxi^ay- § ^- ^^7 I'^sidcnt tax payer of said county, feeling 
er's appeal. aggrieved by the assessment of said board, shall have the 
right to appeal from such assessment to the circuit court of 
said county, by filing good and sufficient bond with the 
clerk of said county court, within thirty days, after such as- 
sessment shall have been increased or acquiesced in by said 
board, in a sum sufiicient to'cover all costs that may accrue 
in consequence of such appeal ; which bond shall be made 
payable to said railroad company, and shall contain all the 
provisions now required in appeal bonds under the laws of 
this State. 

§ 5. This act shall take efi'ect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



In force February ^\j j^qt iq authorize Railroad Companies and Transportation Companies and 
'^' ■ other Corporations exercising the duties of Common Carriers to dispose of 

unclaimed freight in certain cases. 

Section 1. JBe it enacted hy the Peo])le of the State of 

lllinms^ represented in the General Assembly^ Whenever 

Conditions nece;?- freio-ht forwai'dcd upou auv railroad to any point in this 

ssiry to 83.16 01 ^ ■* x »/ •/ x 

freight. State shall remain unclaimed and the legal charges thereon 

unpaid for the space of six months after its arrival at the 
point to which it shall have been directed, and the owner 



KANDOLPH COUNTY. 163 

or person to whom the same is consigned cannot be fonnd, 
upon diligent inquiry, or, being found and notified of the 
arrival of such freight, shall neglect to receive the same and 
pay the legal charges thereon, for the space of three months, 
then if there be no warehouse at the point to which said 
freight shall have been forwarded which will receive the 
same and pay the legal charges thereon, it shall be lawful for 
such railroad comjDany to sell such freight, at public auction, Notice of sale. 
after giving ten days' notice of the time and place of said 
sale, by posting up notices thereof in three public places in 
the county where such sale shall be made, and out of the pro- 
ceeds of such sale to pay the legal charges on said freight, 
and to pay the overplus, if any, to the owner or consignee 
of such freight, on demand. 

§ 2. The provisions of this act shall apply to all steam- 
boat and transportation companies or other corporations 
who act as common carriers. 

§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 13, 1861. 



AN ACT to remove the County Seat of Eandolph Count}-. In force Febi-uav.v 

^ •' 21, 1861. 

Section 1. JBe it enacted hy the Peojple of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That an elec- 
*tion shall be held in the several precincts and places of hold- ^hem °" ^'^ ''' 
ing elections for county officers of Randolph county, at the 
time of holding the election for judges of the circuit court, 
in the month of June, a, d. 1861 ; at which election the 
legal voters of said county, qualified to vote for representa- 
tives in the General Assembly, shall vote for or against the 
removal of the county seat of said county from the city of 
Chester to the town of Evansville, in said county ; and if it 
shall be found that a majority of those voting at said elec- 
tion vote in favor of said removal, that the county seat of said 
county is hereby declared to be located at said town of Ev- 
ansville. 

§ 2. Returns of said election shall be made to the clerk Mode of conduct - 
of the county court of said county in the manner provided 
by law for the election of justices of the peace. Said elec- 
tion shall be held and the notices therefor given in the man- 
ner provided by law for the election of justices of the peace ; 
and all ballots cast at said election, on said question of re- 
moval, shall have written or printed, or partly written and 
partly printed on them, the words, "For Removal to Evans- 
ville'* or "Against Removal to Evansville." 

§ 3. It shall be the duty of the county clerk of said Returns of eiec- 
count}^, when the election returns shall have been made, as 



164: EANDOLPH COUNTY. 

aforesaid, to proceed to count the votes cast, in the same 
manner as by law the votes cast for representatives in the 
State Legislature are counted ; aAd, when so counted, shall 
make out two abstracts of the votes taken as aforesaid ; one 
of which he shall iile in his office, and the other shall be by 
him forwarded to the office of the Secretary of State. 
Removal of coun- § 4. Wlicu tlic rctums of Said election are made and 
♦y offices. counted, as hereinbefore provided, and it shall appear by 
the abstract in the third section of this act provided to be 
made and filed by the county clerk in his office, that a ma- 
iority of the votes at said election are "For Removal to Ev- 
ansville," it shall be the duty of the county court of said 
county to enter an order, at the first general or special term 
to be held, next after the said abstract shall be filed, direct- 
ing the county officers who are by law required to keep 
their offices at the county seat, to remove their offices to the 
said town of Evansville ; and it is hereby made the duty of 
said officers, respectively, to remove their said offices to the 
said town of Evansville, within ten days next after entering 
said order of the county court, unless said election shall be 
contested, as hereinafter provided ; in which case a removal 
of said offices shall not take place until ten days after the 
final decision of said question : Provided^ that no such or- 
der shall be entered by the said county court until the resi- 
dents of the said town of Evansville and vicinity shall have 
Payment and paid to the Said couuty of Randolph the sum of two thou- 
jniaranty of mo- g^^^^ dollars, and shall have subscribed and guaranteed to 
said county the further sum of three thousand dollars — to be 
paid within twelve months after the removal of said county 
seat to Evansville ; which sums of money are to be applied 
to the payment for county buildings to be erected at the said 
town of Evansville. 
?uus in court. § 5. That all suits pending in the circuit court of said 

county, at the time of such removal of the county offices, 
shall be prosecuted to the final judgment and execution at 
the said new county seat. 
Count- build- § ^- The county court of said county shall provide tem- 
jng?. porary buildings at the said new county seat, for the accom- 

modation of the courts and the county officers, and shall, as 
soon as jDracticable, cause to be erected permanent buildings, 
for the purpose of holding courts and conducting the busi- 
ness of the diff'erent county offices of said county; which 
temporary or permanent buildings may be erected upon 
such lands or lots as the said court may acquire by gift, 
purchase or otherwise, in the said town of Evansville or 
some of the additions thereto, for that purpose ; and the said 
county court is hereby empowered to take and hold, for the 
use of said county, and to be applied to the erection of 
county buildings at said town of Evansville, all such lands, 
moneys or other property, as may be given to or otherwise 
acquired by said court for that purpose. 



RANDOLPH COUNTY. 165 

§ 7. In case any voter of said county shall desire to cofT^^l^''''^^ ^'^^• 
test the said election, and shall, within twenty days after 
the date of the same, file in the office of the clerk of said 
county court a bond, with sufficient security, conditioned 
for the payment of all costs arising from his application, 
(said bond to be made to said clerk, and by him approved,) 
and shall also file with said clerk his affidavit that he be- 
lieves illegal votes were cast at said election, and that they 
were sufficient in number to determine the result thereof, 
it shall [be] lawful for him to contest the same, by giving 
fifteen days' previous notice, by publication in a newspaper 
published in said county, for two successive weeks, stating 
the names of all persons suspected of having given illegal 
votes and the name of a magistrate before whom and the 
times and places where and when depositions will be taken, 
when and where all persons interested may attend, cross- 
examine witnesses and take the depositions of rebutting 
witnesses and evidence to show that other illegal votes were 
cast on the other side ; which evidence shall be taken into 
account in determining whether, in case all the illegal votes 
shall be rejected, the result of said election would have been 
changed. If the taking of such depositions cannot be com- Depositions, 
pleted on the day first fixed the taking thereof shall be con- 
tinued, at the same place, on each subsequent day, until 
completed. Said depositions shall be sealed by said magis- 
trate, and directed to said clerk, and by him delivered, with- 
in ten days after the taking thereof; and the county court, 
sitting for tke transaction of county business, at their first 
general or special term thereafter, shall open and examine 
said depositions, and determine whether tlie result of said 
election would be changed by the rejection of the illegal 
[votes] proved to have been given — from whose judgment 
an appeal may be taken, within five days thereafter, by 
filing notice of such appeal in the office of the clerk of said 
county court, to the circuit court of said county, who shall 
hear and determine the same, upon the depositions so taken. 
Should the said circuit court (in case of appeal) decide that 
said election was valid or invalid, after rejecting all illegal 
votes, the judgment thereof shall be final and conclusive ; 
and said court shall make such order as will carry out, in its 
true intent, the provisions of this act. 

§ 8. That an act approved January 30, a. d. 1847, enti- Repeal of former 
tied "An act for the relocation of the county seat of Ran- ^^^^' 
dolph county," and all other acts or parts of acts, in conflict 
with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed : Provi- 
ded^ that until the said county court shall order the removal 
of the county offices, as hereinbefore provided, the city of 
Chester shall be and remain the county seat of said county ' 

of Randolph. 

§ 9. This act is hereby declared to be a public act, and 
in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



166 



In force February 
21, 1S61 



Record books. 



••^;. 



EECOKDS. 



AN ACT to authorize certain Records to be transcribed. 



Transcribing 
records. 



of 



Certificate. 



Records made ev- 
idence. 



Recorders to al- 
low transcribing 
of records. 



Compensation for 
transcribin}'. 



Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assemhly^ That it shall 
be the duty of the connty court of Hardin county to provide 
a suliicient number of blank books, substantially bound and 
suitable for recording deeds; which books, when provided, 
shall be delivered to some suitable person, to be appointed by 
said court, and who shall receipt for the same, and who shall 
also take an oath to diligently perform the work required in 
this act. 

§ 2. As soon as such books shall have been delivered to 
the person so appointed, as aforesaid, he shall, in due time, 
proceed to all recording offices in this state, where deeds or 
other title papers for lands lying within said county of Har- 
din, 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 handwriting, in the books furnished him for 
that purpose, all deeds and title papers for lands lying in 
the said county of Hardin, which have been recorded in 
any such recording offices, as aforesaid; after which said 
person, appointed as aforesaid, shall make a certificate at 
the end of each book that the same was correctly copied. 

§ 3. The person appointed, as aforesaid, in transcribing 
the deeds and title papers aforesaid shall, immediately after 
transcribing each deed, title paper and acknowledgment, 
note, in said book, at what time, in what ofi^^e, book and 
page the same was originally recorded. 

§ 4. Yfhen said transcript shall have been completed 
and certified, as aforesaid, and deposited in the clerk's office 
of the circuit court of Hardin county, they shall, to all in- 
tents and purposes, be considered as books of record of 
deeds and title papers for the said county of Hardin ; and 
copies of such transcribed deeds and title papers, certified 
by the recorder of Hardin county, shall be evidence in all 
courts in this state, in the same manner that copies of deeds 
and other title papers, regularly recorded in the recorder's 
office of said county, are evidence, and with the like effect. 

§ 5. It shall be the duty of all recorders and other per- 
sons who may have the care, custody or control of any of 
the books in which deeds and other title papers to lands 
lying within the county of Hardin have been recorded, to 
permit said person, appointed as aforesaid, to make tran- 
scripts of all and every such deed and title paper, and for 
that purpose to have access to the use of the books in which 
such deeds or title papers may be recorded. 

§ 6. Upon the completion of said transcribed records 
aforesaid, by the person appointed as aforesaid, the county 
court of said county of Hardin shall make an order on the 
treasurer of said county, in favor of the person who tran- 



RELIEF. 167 

scribed said records, for his services, at the rate of eight 
cents per every one hundred words contained in said tran- 
script ; which said order shall be paid as other county orders 
are now by law required to be paid. 

§ 7. This act to take effect from and after its passage. 

Appeoved February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT for the relief of certain persons therein named. In force February 

19, 1861. 

Whereas a judgment in favor of the State of Illinois was, 
at the January term, a. d. 1861, of the supreme court of 
said state, in the second grand division thereof, at Spring- 
field, recovered against Charles H. Bowman, late collector 
of the county of Jersey, and the securities on his official 
bond as such collector aforesaid, for the sum of six thou- 
sand four hundred and fifty-three dollars and forty cents, 
and costs of suit ; and whereas said collector has been 
unable to pay said sum of money, by reason of the failure 
of the person with whom the same had been deposited to 
pay the said sum so deposited by such collector ; therefore, 
Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peojyle of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assemhly^ That no exe- 
cution or other final process shall be issued on said judg- Execution to be 
ment, to enforce the collection of the same, for three years ^ ^^^ " 
from the day of the rendition of said judgment, except as 
hereinafter provided. 

§ 2. The said collector, or his securities, as aforesaid. Payment in in- 
shall have the privilege of paying said judgment in three 
equal installments, with six per cent, interest thereon, in 
one, two and three years, from the day of the rendition of 
the said judgment : Provided^ that such judgment shall be 
and remain a lien upon the real estate of said collector and 
each and every one of the securities aforesaid. 

§ 3. If either of said installments, as aforesaid, shall be Non-payment of 

T . • 1 /« 1 /I 1 1 11 T installments. 

and remain unpaid lor ten days alter the same shall become 
due and payable, as by this act is provided, it shall be the 
duty of the clerk of said court, under the direction of the 
Auditor of State, to issue an execution on said judgment 
for the amount of said installment which shall be so due 
and payable, and which shall be executed and returned as 
in other cases. 

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

Approted February 19, 1861. 



168 REVENUE. 

In force February AX ACT to postpone the collection of the Revenue, for 1860. 

14, 1861. ^ ^ ' 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, In counties 
Time of extension acting undcr townsliip organization, in this state, the time 
der township or- for thc rctum by the township collectors of the warrants 
gamaation. igsucd for the coIlcction of taxes for the year eighteen hun- 
dred and sixty is hereby extended until the fifteenth day of 
April next ; and until said fifteenth day of April township 
collectors shall possess all the powers to enforce the pay- 
ments and collection of taxes which they might or could ex- 
ercise before the return day of their respective warrants by 
the laws in force at the time said warrants issued ; and in 
all such counties the county treasurer shall apply for judg- 
ments against delinquent lands at the June term of the 
county courts of their respective counties, and the publication 
of notices and forms of proceeding in relation to the obtain- 
ing of such judgments, and the sale of lands in pursuance 
thereof shall be in all respects the same, except as to the 
change of time above provided for, as now required bylaw; 
and county treasurers in said counties shall make final set- 
tlement with the auditor, as now required by law, on or 
before the 10th day of July next. 
Counties not un- § 2. lu couutics iiot adoptiuo' towusliip oro-anization, the 

Qcr townSiiip or- j o x o .^ 

ganizatioD. statc and county taxes, both general and sj)ecial, school taxes 
for the year eighteen hundred and sixty, not paid at the 
time this act takes efifect, shall not be due and payable until 
the first day of August next ; and if any person or persons, 
in counties not adopting township organization, shall fail or 
refuse to pay the taxes charged against him or her or them 
on or before the first day of September next, the collector 
may proceed as provided in section twelve of the act regula- 
ting the collection of the revenue, approved February 12th, 
1853 ; and all real estate, in counties not adopting township 
organization, upon which the taxes or any part thereof shall 
remain unpaid on the first day of September next, shall be 
considered delinquent, and the collectors shall advertise the 
same and obtain iudo-ment at the October term of the county 
courts of their respective counties ; and it shall be the duty 

speraai terms of of the couuty judgcs in such counties to call special terms of 
said courts, if necessary, for that purpose ; and the forms of 
proceeding and time and manner of giving the notice for 
the purpose of obtaining such judgment, making sales by 
virtue thereof, shall in all respects be the same, except as 
to the change of time above provided for, as now required 
by law ; and collectors in the counties mentioned in this 
section shall make final settlement with the auditor, as now 
required by law, on or before the 10th day of JN^ovember 
next, and with the county court of their respective counties 
at the next December term. 



REVENUE. 161^ 

>i 3. It shall be the duty of township collectors, in conn- sherisfs' andcoi 

-I T»« lectors' scncdiilt^ 

ties adopting township organization, and of sheriffs or other 
officers charged with the collection of the revenue in coun- 
ties not adopting township organization, within twenty days 
after this act takes elfect, to file with the county treasurers of 
their respective counties a schedule, verified by the affidavit 
of the collector making the same, of all taxes by them col- 
lected up to the time of filing such schedule — said schedule 
to show the names of all persons or corporations from whom 
taxes have been collected, the amount collected of each and 
the account on which such taxes have been collected. And 
the township collectors shall pay over to the connty treas- 
urer, and the collectors in counties not adopting township 
organization shall pay over to the county and State officers 
entitled to receive the same all taxes by them collected up 
to the time of filing said schedule, less their commissions 
and compensation for making such collections. And any 
collector who shall fail or refuse to make such schedule and 
pay over the moneys so collected shall forfeit all commis- 
sions and compensation for his services as such collector, 
and be liable to suit upon his official bond, and to be pro- 
ceeded against, in other respects, as in other cases for non- 
performance of duty; and county treasurers and other 
officers shall pay out and disburse the money so received on 
said partial settlement with collectors in the manner re- 
quired by law in case of final settlements. 

§ 4. I^othing in this act contained shall be deemed or 
taken to change the law for the collection of the revenue 
except for the year eighteen hundred and sixty, and the 
provisions of this act shall not apply to special taxes levied 
by the county court for the payment of the interest on any 
outstanding indebtedness in any county or township in 
counties not adopting township organization. 

§ 5. The sureties on the bonds of township and county ^tjjg^*'^''*' ^^ 
collectors shall not be released nor their liability affected by 
the provisions of this act, and township and county collec- 
tors shall be and continue to be subject to the same penal- 
ties and liabilities for nonfeasance, misfeasance or mal- 
feasance in office to which they were liable during the 
time allowed them by law for the performance of their du- 
ties if this act had not been passed. 

§ 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Appkoved February 14, 1861. 



170 EE VENUE. 

In force April 24, AN ACT to amend the Revenue Law. 

ISCl. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all deeds 
^tate^soidfofnon hereafter made in pursuance of sales of real estate for the 
pa.\in't of taxes, non-pajment of taxes shall be held to be null and void, if 
it be shown that said taxes had been paid before the sale, 
or that said real estate was not subject to taxation, or that it 
had been redeemed from said sale, or if the notice required 
by the constitution was not given, or that the description of 
said land was not sufficiently definite ; and the validity of 
all such deeds, hereafter made by the j^roper officers, for 
real estate sold for the non-payment of taxes, shall not be 
questioned in any suit or controversy in this State, for any 
other cause, unless the party wishing to contest the same 
shall tender to the claimant under said tax deed, or deposit 
in the court in which such suit is pending, for his use, the 
amount of the redemption money now provided for by law, 
with ten per cent, per annum interest thereon from the date 
of said deed to the time of said tender or deposit ; and after 
said tender or deposit is made the validity of said deed may 
be questioned in the same manner, and to the same extent, 
as now provided by law. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



In force February ^N ACT to amend an act entitled "An act regulating the collection of the 
"' ■ Revenue in counties adopting the Township Organization law," approved 

February 12, 1853. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General AssemUy, That in all 
cases which have arisen since the passage of the act hereby 
amended, or which shall arise, in which this objection has 
been offered or shall be offered to the entry of judgment 
against real estate for taxes, interest and costs due severally 
thereon, as provided in the thirty-fifth section of said act, 
to wit : that the collector might have collected the said taxes, 
interest and cost, by distress and sale of personal property; 
and in case the said objection has been or shall be sustained, 
and in all cases which have arisen since the passage of said 
act, or which shall arise, in which taxes, interest and costs 
due on personal projjerty have not been collected, or shall 
Interest, costs, not bc collectcd, tlieii the board of supervisors may, at their 
lected as taxes, annual meeting, direct the county clerk to add said taxes, 
interest and costs, or any part thereof, to the collector's lists, 
to be collected as other taxes: Provided, that such taxes, 
interest and costs shall not have been otherwise collected : 
And provided, that the collection of said taxes, interest and 



REVISED STATUTES. 171 

costs shall not have been estopped by legal proceedings, other 
than the sustaining of said objection: And provided fur- 
thei\ that no action shall have been commenced to enforce 
the payment of such delinquent taxes. 

§ 2. This act shall apply to and be in force from and 
after its jDassage, in the several counties adopting the act to 
provide for township organization. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



AN ACT to ameud the ninth chapter of the Revised Statutes, entitled "At- In force February 

tachments." 22, ISGl. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assemhly^ That in all 
cases when a scire facias shall be sent out of any court of 
this State, to make any person or persons party to any judg- 
ment that now has been or hereafter may be rendered 
therein, writs of attachment may be issued in aid thereof, 
against one or all of the persons named in such scire facias^ 
to any county of this State, upon the terms and provisions 
and in the cases provided in the chapter to which this is an 
amendment, for the issuing of such writs of attachment ; 
and the parties in such writs of attachment may be brought 
in by advertisement, as in other cases of attachment, when 
personal service cannot be had. 

§ 2, That in all cases when a scire facias, to make par- 
ties to a judgment now or hereafter rendered, shall have 
been returned by the proper officer of the county wherein 
said judgment shall have been or is rendered " not found," 
as to any person named in such scire facias, the plaintiff may 
dismiss his suit as to such person ; and the judgment ren- 
dered therein shall be no bar to a recovery on the original 
cause of action against the persons so returned " not found," 
unless the same shall have been paid or satisfied. 

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

Approved February 22, 1861. 



Return of scire 
facias. 



AN ACT to amend chapter sixteen of the Revised Statutes of 1845, entitled in force April 24, 

"Bastardy." ^^'^^• 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 

■■ Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, AVhenever 

the issue required to be made up and tried by the second 



ment. 



172 EEVISED STATUTES, 

section of the sixteenth chapter of the Kevised Statutes of 
18i5, entitled " Bastardy," shall be found against the repu- 
ted father, he shall be condemned, by the order and judg- 
ment of the court, to pay a sura of money not exceeding 
. one hundred dollars for the first year after the birth of such 

H^ annual s^- child, and a sum not exceeding fifty dollars, yearly, for nine 

'''°'"*' years succeeding said first year, for the support, maintenance 

and education of such child, and shall, moreover, be 
adjudged to pay all the costs o+' the prosecution, for which 
costs execution shall issue as in other cases. And the said 
reputed father shall be required by said court to give bond, 
with sufiicient security, to be approved by the judge of said 
court, for the payment of such sum of money as shall be 
ordered by said court, as aforesaid — which said bond shall 
be made payable to the people of the State of lUinois, and 
conditioned for the due and laithful payment of said yearly 
sum, in equal quarterly installments, to the county judge of 
said county; and the clerk of the circuit court in which said 
issue is tried shall transmit said bond, williout delay, to the 
clerk of the county court of the county where said prosecu- 
tion was commenced, who shall file and preserve the same. 

Default in pay- § 2. Whenever default shall be made in the payment of 
a quarterly installment, or any part thereof, mentioned m 
the bond provided for in the foregoing section, the county 
judge of the county wherein such bond is filed shall, at the 
request of the mother, guardian, or any other person inte- 
rested in the support of such child, issue a citation to the 
principal and sureties in said bond, requiring them to 
appear, on some day in said citation mentioned, during the 
next term of the county court of «aid county for probate 
business, and show cause, if any they have, why execution 
should not issue against them for the amount of the install- 
ment or installments due and unpaid on said bond — which 
said citation shall be served by any sherifl!' or constable of 
the county in which such principal or sureties reside or may 
be found, at least five days before the term day thereof. 
And if the amount due on such installment or installments 
shall not be paid at or before the time mentioned for show- 
ing cause, as aforesaid, the said county judge shall render 
judgment in favor of the people of the State of Illinois 
against the principal and sureties who have been served 
with said citation, for the amount unpaid on the installment 
or installments due on said bond, and the costs of said pro- 
ceeding; and execution shall issue from said county court 
against the goods and chattels of the person or persons 
against whom said judgment shall be rendered, for the 
amount of said judgment and costs, to the sheriff of any 
county in the State where the parties to said judgment, or 
either of them, reside, or have property subject to such exe- 

impriftonraent in cution. And Said couuty judgc shall also have power, in case 
""" "' of default in the payment, when due, of any installment or 



county jail. 



REVISED STATUTES. 173 

installments, or any part thereof, in tlie condition of said 
bond mentioned, to adjudge the reputed father of such child 
guilty of contempt of said court, by reason of the non-pay- 
ment, as aforesaid, and to order him to be committed to the 
county jail of said county until the amount of said install- 
ment or installments, so due, shall be fully paid, together 
with all costs of said commitment, and in the obtaining and 
enforcing of said judgment and execution, as aforesaid. 
But the commitment of such reputed father shall not operate 
to stay or defeat the obtaining of judgment and the collec- , 
tion thereof by execution, as aforesaid : Provided^ that the 
rendition and collection of judgment, as aforesaid, shall not 
be construed to bar or hinder the taking of similar proceed- 
ings for the collection of subsequent quarterly installments 
on said bond, as they shall become due and remain unpaid: 
And jpromded^ further, iheit if the county judge, or any 
: other person interested in the support of such child, shall 
deem it necessary, in order to secure the payment or collec- j^^ ^^^^^^ ^^ ^^ 
tion of such judgment, that the same should be made alien come a lien oa 
on real estate, a transcript of said proceedings and judgment ^^^^ ^'**^^' 
shall be made by the clerk of said county court, and filed 
i and recorded in the office of the clerk of the circuit court 
i of said county, in the same manner and with like eftect as 
1 transcripts of judgments of justices of the peace are filed 
\ and recorded, to make the same a lien on real estate ; and 
i execution and other process shall thereupon issue for the 
'collection of said judgment, as in case of other judgments 
I in said circuit court ; and the provisions of this section shall, 
i as far as applicable, apply to all bonds which have heretofore 
I been taken in pursuance of the fifth section of said chapter 
I sixteen of the Ee vised Statutes, entitled " Bastardy." 
( § 3. The reputed father of a bastard child shall not have custody of the 
jithe right to the custody or control of such child, if the *'^'''^' 
j mother is living, and wishes to retain such custody and 
I control, until after it shall have arrived at the age of ten 
I years, unless, upon petition to the circuit court of the county 
in which the mother resides, it shall, on full hearing of the 
facts in the case, after notice to the mother, be 'made to 
I appear to the judge of said court that said mother is not a 
suitable j)erson to have the control and custody of such 
child. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



174 REVISED STATUTES. 

In force February AX ACT to amend chapter twenty of the Revised Statutes of 1845, entitled 
12. 1S61. " Chattel Mortgages." 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the Cieneral Assembly, That if any 
person, having conveyed any article of j^ersonal jDroperty 
by mortgage, shall, during the existence of the lien or title 
created by such mortgage, sell, transfer, conceal, take, drive 
or carry away, or in any way or manner dispose of said 
property, or any part thereof, or cause or suffer the same to 
» be done, ^v^ithont the written consent of the mortgagee of 
said property, he shall be deemed guilty of a high misde- 
meanor; shall be liable to indictment, and, on conviction 
thereof, shall be punished by fine, not less than twice the 
value of the property so sold or disposed of, and confined 
in the county jail not exceeding one year — one or both, at 
the discretion of the court, and until the fine and all costs 
of such prosecution are paid. 

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

Appkoved February 12, 1861. 



In fwce February ^>f ^cT to amend chapter 24 of the Revised Code of 1845, entitled "Con- 
^^' ^^^^- veyances." 

Sectio:?^ 1. Be it enacted hy the People of tlie State of 
Illinois, represented in the G-eneral Assembly, That when- 
proceedingswiien cvcr, upou thc trial of any cause in law or equity, in this 
arfiS ^^^^^^ State, any party to said cause, or his agent or attorney in 
his behalf, shall, orally in court, or by afiidavit, to be filed 
in said cause, testify and state, under oath, that the original 
of any deed, conveyance or other writing of or concerning 
lands, tenements and hereditaments, which shall have been: 
or may hereafter be acknowledged or proved, according to 
any of the laws of this State, and which, by virtue of any. 
of the laws of this State, shall be required or be entitled ta 
be recorded, is lost, or not in power of the party wishing to 
use it on trial of any such cause, the record of such deed^ 
conveyance or other writing or a transcript of the record j 
thereof, certified by the recorder in whose ofiice the samei 
may have been or may hereafter be recorded, may be read 
in evidence in any court in this State, with like effect ae 
though the original of such deed, conveyance or other wri- 
ting was produced and read in evidence. ' 
Affidavit. g 2. AH affidavits required to be made and produced 
under the foregoing section may be made in any county in 
this State, before any officer authorized by the laws of this 
State to administer oaths and affirmations, and may also be 



EEVISED STATUTES. 1Y5 

made, out of tliis State, before any judge of a court of 
record, justice of tlie peace, clerk of a court of record, 
notary public or commissioner appointed under the law's of 
the State of Illinois to take acknowledgment of deeds and 
administer oaths and affirmations, and certified to by the 
said officer, nnder his seal of office, if such officer have an 
official seal ; but if taken and certified by any officer who 
does not require or use an official seal the certificate of the 
proper clerk or other officer of the official character of [the] 
person certifying to such oath or affirmation shall also be 
produced with such affidavit and certificate. 

§ 3. All laws and parts of laws in confiict with this act 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT to amend chapter number 39 of the Revised Statutes, concerning In force April 24, 

" Estrays." 1S61. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the Q-eneral Assembly, That chapter 
number thirty-nine of the Revised Statutes be and hereby 
is so amended that hereafter every justice of the peace, 
before whom any estray or estrays may be brought for . 
appraisal, shall be allowed ten days after the appraisement 
to make report of the description of the estrays, as is requi- 
red in the second section of said chapter, to the clerk of the 
county or the clerk of the county commissioners' court, as 
the case may be. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



AN ACT to amend section seventeen of chapter forty-one of the Eevised I" force ^e!>'"uai-v 
? Statutes, entitled "Fees and Salaries." 20, isci. 

J Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
\ Illinois, represented in the Greneral Assembly, That section 
i seventeen of chapter forty-one of the Revised Statutes of 
I the State of Illinois, approved March 3, 1845, entitled "Fees 
'and Salaries," be so amended that justices of the peace shall 
■ hereafter receive for issuing every warrant, summons or 
I subpoena, twenty-five cents; for each continuance, fifteen 
i cents; for administering oaths, to each person, five cents; 
I for docketing each suit, twenty cents ; for each transcript of 



176 REVISED STATUTES. 

justices' jndgmeDt to obtain a lien on real estate, one dol- 
lar; for each certificate required to be made under the seal 
of the justice, twenty-five cents; for entering satisfaction ol 
judgment, ten cents; for each marriage ceremony performed, 
and for making and returning a certificate thereof, two dol- 
lars; for taking depositions, when required, for each one 
hundred words, ten cents; for entering the award of referees, 
fifty cents. 

§ 2. This act to take eft'ect from and after its passage. 

Approved February 20, 1861. 



In force February j^^yr ^^rj, j.^ amend an act entitled " An act to amend the act entitled ' Fee 
and Silarios,' chapter forty-o 
1849, and for other purposes 



' ■ and S.ilarios,' chapter forty-one, Revised Statutes," approved rebruaryl2th. 



Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peo])le of the State of 
Illi7iois, represented in the General Assembly^ There shall 
be allowed to the Secretary of State the sum of one dollar for 
each and every commission hereafter issued to any ofiicer or 
other person in this State, except military commissions, for 
which no charge shall be made: Provided^ that the fee for 
commissions for justices of the peace shall be twenty-five 
cents. 

§ 2. An act entitled "An act to amend an act in relation 
to the duties and fees of the Secretary of State, and to 
diminish the public expenditures," approved February sec- 
ond, 1849, is hereby repealed. 

§ 3. This act shall take efiect and be in force from and after 
its passage. 

Approved February 22, ISGl. 



In force April 24, AX ACT to amend the statute in relation to Forcible Entry and Detainer 
^*C1- and Landlord and Tenant. 

[Section 1.] Be it enacted hy the Peojyle of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly, That chapter 
43 of the lievised Statutes of 1845 shall be extended to all 
cases between vendor and vendee, where the latter has ob- 
tained the possession of lands under a contract, by parol or in 
writing, and before obtaining a deed of conveyance of the 
same, tails or refuses to comply with such contract to pur- 
chase, ajid to all cases where lands have been sold under a 
judgment or decree of court in this State, and the party to 
such judgment or decree, after the expiration of the time of 



REVISED STATUTES. 177 

redemption refuses, after demand in writing by the pur- 
chaser under the same, to surrender possession thereof: Pro- 
vided^ that in cases of vendor and vendee, the latter shall be 
entitled to cultivate and gather the crop growing on the pre- ^'""^^"^ '''■^'^• 
mises at the commencement of this [the] suit, and the right of 
ingress and egress from [for] that purpose and for the pur- 
pose of removing said crop after its maturity. 

§ 2. An action of debt or assumpsit for use and occupa- 
tion may also be sustained, in either of the foregoing cases, 
in any court having jurisdiction of said action : Provided, 
that in cases between vendor and vendee all payments made 
may be recouped [rebutted] against the rents sued for. 

Approved February 20, 1861. 



AN ACT to amend section sixteen of chapter forty-seven of Revised Statutes, In force Febniary 
entitled "Guardian and Ward." 21, 1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section 
sixteen of chapter forty-seven of the Kevised Statutes, enti- 
tled "Guardian and Ward," be so amended as to read as 
follows : Guardians, on any settlement, shall be allowed such 
fees and compensation for their services as shall seem reason- 
able and just to the judge of probate, not exceeding what are 
or shall be allowed by law to administrators. 

§ 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



cess. 



AN ACT to amend section 38 of chapter 57 of the Revised Statutes, entitled In force February 
"Judgments and Executions." 22. 1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, 7'epresented in the General Assembly, That here- Garnishee pro- 
after garnishee process may be issued from courts of record, 
on filing with the clerk, in vacation or term time, an afiida- 
vit, as required by law,, and made returnable and be served 
as other process. No judgment by default shall be rendered 
unless such process shall have been served ten days before 
the return day. But if such process shall have been served 
within less than ten days it shall be deemed returnable on 
the first day of the next term of the court. If garnishee 
process shall be issued in term time, it shall be made return, 
able on the first day of the next term of the court. 
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178 REVISED STATUTES. 

Wages of laborer § 2. The wagGS of aiij laborei*, wlio is the head of a 
^Siy.^^*'^ °^ * family, and residing with the same, shall not be liable to be 
garnisheed, nnless said wages due to such laborer shall exceed 
the sum of twentj-five dollars ; in which case the wages due 
to such laborer, over the sum of twenty-five dollars, only, 
shall be liable to be garnisheed, as now provided by law. 

§ 3. This act shall take effect and be force from and after 
its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



In force February ^N ACT to amend chapter 52 of the Revised Statutes of 1845, entitled 
^^' ^^^^- "Insolvent Debtors." 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, rejpresented in the General Assemhly, That in all 
Schedule. cases when any person is or shall be imprisoned or arrested, 

by virtue of final process issued upon judgment rendered in 
an action of trespass or trespass on the case, when said 
action was founded upon or gi-ew out of a contract, express 
or implied, and when malice was not the gist of said action, 
such person shall be entitled to release his or her body from 
such arrest or imprisonment, by scheduling and delivering 
up his or her property, for the benefit of his or her creditors, 
including the judgment on which he or she is held, as afore- 
said, in the manner and pursuant to the provisions of chap- 
ter fifty-two of the Revised Statutes of 1845, entitled "Insol- 
vent Debtors." 

§ 2. The provisions of this act shall apply to cases when 
any person shall be surrendered or committed to custody by 
his bail. 

§ 3. This act shall take eftect and be in force from and 
.after its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



In torce April 24, AN ACT to amend chapter LIX of the Revised Statutes, entitled "Justi- 
^^^^- ces of the Peace and Constables." 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assemljly, That if any 
county judge, police magistrate, justice of the peace, or 
constable, or attorney and counselor at law, shall fail, neg- 
lect or refuse to pay over any money collected by him to the 
party entitled thereto, upon demand made therefor by the 
said party entitled to the same, or by his or her agent or 



REVISED STATUTES. 17U 

attorney, duly authorized to collect and receive tlie same, 
every sucli person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a 
misdemeanor, and punishe by a fine in double the sum 
retained by him and impri- mment in the connty jail for any 
term, not exceeding one ear nor less than three months, 
and shall, moreover, be emoved from office, and forever 
thereafter rendered inehgible to hold any office in this State. 
Approved February 18, 1861. 



AX ACT to amend chapter sixty-five of the Revised Statutes of 1845, enti- 
tled "Liens." 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peojple of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That chapter 
sixty-five of the Revised Statutes of 1815, entitled "Liens," 
shall be held to include imphed as well as expressed con- 
tracts, under which labor or materials are furnished, at the 
request of any owner of land or town lot, for erecting or re- 
pairing any building or the appurtenances of any building on 
such land or town lot, where no price is agreed upon or no 
time is expressly fixed for the payment of such labor, or 
for the fm'nishing of such labor or materials: Provided, 
that the w^ork is done or materials furnished within one 
year from the commencement of said work or the com- 
mencement of furnishing said materials. 

§ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 18, 1861. 



AN ACT to amend chapter 76 of the Revised Statutes of 1845, enti- In force February 
tied "Oaths and Affirmations." 21, 1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted l/y the Peojyle of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all oaths 
and affirmations required or authorized to be taken by any 
law of the State, when the person required to make or take 
the same shall reside out of or be absent from this State, 
may be administered by any notary public, a clerk of a court 
haying a seal, to be certified to by such officer under his 
official seal or of the court of which he is clerk. 

§ 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



ISM REVISED STATUTES. 

In force April 24, AX ACT to amend section 2nd of chapter 83 of the Kevised Statutes, enti- 
^^•^^^ tied "Practice." 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peo])le of the State of 
in lUinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section 
number two of chapter number eighty-three of the Re^dsed 
Statutes be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as 
follows, viz ; That it shall not be lawful for any plaintiff to 
sue any defendant out of the county where the latter resides 
or may be found, except that in every species of personal 
actions, in law or equity, when there is more than one de- 
fendant, the plaintiff commencing his action where either of 
them resides may have a writ or writs issued, directed to any 
county or counties where the other defendants or either of 
them may be found : Provided, that if a verdict shall uot be 
found or judgment rendered against the defendant or de- 
fendants resident in the county where the action is com- 
menced, judgment shall not be rendered against those de- 
fendants who do not reside in the county, unless they appear 
and defend the action. 

§ 2. All laws in conff-jc with the provisions of this act 
are hereby repealed. 

§ 3. The provisiV.is of this act shall not apply to any 
case when the plaintiff is a resident of and the contract up- 
on which the action is brought shall have been actually 
made in the county in which the action is brought, nor to 
any proceeding under the attachment laws of this State. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



In force February AN ACT to amend chapter ei2;htv, section twcntv-three, of Purple's Statute- 
1='-, 18G1. of ^the State of Illinois. 

Section 1. Be it enacted ly the Feople of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assenihly, That the 
Tiie county poor- words " twcnty-five hundred, ($2500) in chapter eighty, sec- 
tion twenty-three, of Purple's Statutes, be so amended as to 
read " ten thousand," for the purpose of purchasing a farm 
and erecting thereon suitable buildings, for the use of the 
poor of such county, as contemplated in sections 17, 18 and 
19, of said chapter, 

§ 3. This act to take effect and be in force from and af- 
ter its passage. 

Ap]'koved February 13, 1861. 



REVISED STATUTES. 1^1 

AX ACT to amend sections twelve and tliirteen of chapter eighty of the Re- In force April 24, 
vised Statutes, entitled " Paupers." 1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ rep7'esented in [the'] Creneral Assembly, That section 
twelve of chapter eighty of the Kevised Statutes, entitled 
"Paupers," be so amended as to read as follows : Any per- 
son becoming chargeable as a pauper, in this State, shall be 
chargeable as such pauper in the county in which he or she 
resided at the commencement of six months immediately 
preceding such person becoming so chargeable. 

§ 2. That section thirteen of said chapter shall be so Nonresident pau- 
amended as to read as follows : If any person shall become '^'^^^" 
chargeable in any county in which he or she did not reside 
at the commencement of the six months immediately pre- 
ceding his or her becoming so chargeable he or she shall be 
duly taken care of, by the proper authority of the county 
where he or she may be found ; and it shall be the duty of 
the clerk of the county court to send notice, by mail, to the 
clerk of the county court in which such pauper resided, as 
before stated, that said person has become chargeable as a 
pauper, and requesting the authorities of said county to re- 
move the said paupers forthwith and pay the expenses ac- 
crued in taking care of him or her. 

Appkoved February 22, 1861. 



I 



ACT to amend chapter sevrntv-nine of the Revised Statutes, entitled In force February 
"Partition." 13,1861. 



Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the 
courts of chancery in this » tate, in all suits for the partition 
of real estate, shall have jr.risdiction to investigate and de- 
termine all cjuestions of conflicting or controverted titles, 
and to remove clouds upon the titles to any of the premises 
sought to be partitioned ; to invest titles, by their decrees, 
in the parties to whom partition of the premises are assign- 
ed, without the forms of conveyances by infants or unknown 
heirs or other parties to the suit ; to assign dower, and to or- 
der a sale of the premises, for the purpose of dividing the 
premises in proper cases, and by its decree to invest the 
purchaser with title, and to apportion incumbrances among 
the parties to whom partitions of the incumbered premises 
are assigned. 

§ 2. This act to take effect and be in force from and af- 
ter its passage. 

Appkoved February 12, 1861. 



mie. 



1S2 REVISED STATUTES. 

la force February AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and six of the Revised Statutes, en- 
•■^1. I'^fi^- titled " Venue." 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peojde of the StaU of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly^ When any 
Reasons to be set defendants in any indictment or information for any offense 
for ciranw^on"? not pniiisliablc with death in any court in this State, shall ap- 
ply to said court for a change of venue, under the provisions 
of section five, chapter one hundred and six of the Revised 
Statutes, such defendants shall, in addition to the causes in 
said section expressed, set forth in his petition the grounds of 
his belief or knowledge that the judge of said court or the 
minds of the inhabitants of the county in which the action is 
pending are prejudiced against him, and the facts which in- 
duced him to believe that such prejudice, either on the part 
of said judge or the inhabitants of said county, does exist. 

§ 2. Such petition shall be verified by affidavit of the 
defendant, as now required by law; and said court shall 
hear said petition, and shall have power to grant or deny the 
same. 

§ 3. It shall be lawful for the state's attorney, on behalf 
of the people, to deny the facts stated in the petition and 
support the same by counter affidavit. 

§ -i. i^o court shall grant any change of venue in a crim- 
inal cause where the facts set forth in the petition are dis- 
proved by counter affidavits on the part of the people, nor 
unless said court shall be satisfied that said petition is true, 
in substance and in fact, and that there is reasonable grounds 
to fear that said defendant cannot receive a fair and impar- 
tial trial in the court where the same is pending. 

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

Approved February 21, 1861. 



In force February AN ACT to amend chanter 30 of the Revised Statutes of 1845. 

20, 1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peoi?le of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly^ The several 
fonniy courts to couuty courts or boards of supervisors in the counties of 
'\y axes. ^^^.^ Stato are hereby authorized and empowered to make 
and ordain, within their several counties, sucli taxes or other 
regulations as they may deem advisable in relation to dogs. 
And after such orders or regulations shall be so made, any 
owner of a dog or dogs, who shall refuse or neglect to 
comply therewith, shall not recover for any killing or injury 
done to such dog or dogs, and shall also be liable, for such 
noncompliance, to a fine of ten dollars, to be recovered by 



ROCK EIYER — ROCK ISLAND COUNTY. 183 

indictment or action of debt, in the name of the county 
authorities, before any justice of the peace of the county ; 
and any net moneys arising in any county, under the pro- 
visions of this act, may be set apart for the benefit of either 
the road, school or general fund of such county. 

§ 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 20, 1861. 



AN ACT to amend an act entitled " An act to amend 'an act for the improve- In force February 
ment of the navigation of Rock river, and for the production of Hydraulic ^^> ^^^^• 
power,' and to authorize the Sterling Hydraulic Company to enlarge their 
capital stock, and borrow money on the bonds of the company." 

Section 1. JSe it enacted' hy the Peoj}le of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Ster- 
ling Hydraulic Company be and they are hereby authorized 
to enlarge their present capital stock ten thousand dollars, 
and have power to issue their stock for the same, or any part 
thereof, at such time or times as they may think proper; 
and that said company be and are hereby authorized and 
empowered to borrow money, not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars, and to execute the bonds of the company for the 
same. Said bonds shall be signed by the president of th« 
board of direction of said company and countersigned by 
the clerk, who shall thereon affix the corporate seal of said 
company. 

§ 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage, 
and be a public act. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



AX ACT to legalize certain proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Rock In force April 24, 

Island County. 1^^^- 

Whereas the collector of Kock Island county, by and with 
the approval of the board of supervisors of said county, 
and for the purpose of defeating an apparent combination 
among tax payers to avoid the payment of taxes and pre- 
vent the sale of real estate delinquent and forfeited for 
their nonpayment, did make an arrangement with persons 
to induce them to become purchasers at the sale of lands 
for taxes in the j^ear eighteen hundred and sixty, by 
which arrangement the payment of that portion of taxes 
coming to said county was postponed and made depend- 
ent upon the redemptions from said sale, and under which 



184: SALINE COUNTY RECORDS. 

arrangements sales were made of lands delinquent and 
forfeited for taxes, as aforesaid, and in pursuance to which 
a settlement was made by said board of supervisors with 
said collector. Now, to avoid all questions as to the legality 
of said proceedings, 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
lllinois/rej^resented in the General Assembly, That all agree- 
^fe-auied^"^^^"^ mcuts, ordcrs, and proceedings, made and entered into or 
approved by said board of supervisors of said county, men- 
tioned in the preamble hereto, be and are hereby ratified 
and declared valid, in all respects, and that the sales made 
by said collector of said county and all certificates of pur- 
chase issued by the proper officers, in pursuance thereto, 
shall not be construed to be invalid nor in any manner 
aft'ected by said proceedings or arrangement or by the fail- 
ure of said purchasers to pay the amount of their bids other- 
wise than as contemplated by said arrangement. 
Approved February 22, 1861. 



In force February ^^ ACT concerning the Records of Saline County. 

21, 1861. 

[Section 1.] Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the county 
Blank books to be court of Saline county shall, at some term of said court, by 
an order, to be entered upon their records, appoint some 
competent person a commissioner for the purpose hereinafter 
expressed, who shall take an oath of office. Said county 
court shall, at the same time, provide a sufficient number of 
well bound blank books, and deliver the same to said com- 
missioner, who shall receipt to the clerk of said court; and 
as soon thereafter as practicable he shall record in each book 
a copy of the order of his appointment and oath of office, 
and shall thereupon proceed to transcribe into such books 
all such deeds, mortgages and title papers, of every descrip- 
tion, with the acknowledgment and certificates, in relation 
thereto, of lands lying in the county of Saline, which have 
been recorded in the recorder's office of the county of Gal- 
latin. Such commissioner shall be allowed, by said county 
court, such sum as his services shall be worthy, to be paid 
out of the county treasury. Said commissioner shall note 
at the end of each paper he shall transcribe the book and 
page from which the same was transcribed, and shall make 
a correct double index thereto. The said commissioner 
shall, in connection with the recorder of Gallatin county, 
carefully compare such copies with the the records, and if 
they find them correct they shalll make a certificate to that 
effect, under their hands ; and the recorder shall affix his 



SALINE COUNTY SWAMP LANDS. 185 

seal of office to said certificates, at the end of each vokime 
of said copies. For his ser\;ices, in comparing such copies, '^thTreSie" "^ 
the recorder of Gallatin county shall be entitled to five cents 
for each deed or other writing so compared, to be paid by 
the county of Saline. All copies made, compared and cer- 
tified, as aforesaid, and all transcripts of such copies, certi- 
fied under the hand and official seal of the recorder of Saline 
county, shall be received and taken, in all courts of justice 
and other places in this State, in as full and ample a manner 
as the records from w^hich they shall be taken: Provided, 
however, that if any discrepancy or variance shall be found 
to exist between the said coi3ies and the records of Grallatin 
county, certified by the recorder thereof to be correct and 
to have been examined with reference to such variance, shall 
be received as the proper evidence. This act shall not be 
so construed as to change or affect the existing laws of this 
State in relation to the admission of copies of deeds and 
other writings as evidence; but the same rule of evidence, 
as to the production of the original deeds or writings, shall 
be pursued as is now provided by law. 

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

Approved February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT in relation to the Swamp Land Fund of Saline County. In force February 

^ 20, 1861. 



Section 1. ^e it enacted hy the Peojple of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General AsseinUy, It shall be '^deM?toeS.°°'"^' 
lawful for the drainage commissioner of the county of Saline 
to require all persons indebted to the swamp land fund of 
said county, either for loaned money on, or the purchase 
of swamp lands, to pay interest, at the rate of ten per centum 
per annum, half yearly, at such times as he may fix. 

§ 2. Whenever the interest is unpaid upon any of said suits at law. 
indebtedness, the drainage commissioner may sue for and 
recover such unpaid interest, before a justice of the peace, 
where the amount of interest due does not exceed one hun- 
dred dollars ; and when the interest is collected by such suit 
the drainage commissioner shall give the debtor a credit 
therefor upon his indebtedness. 

§ 3. In the collection of any of the indebtedness now The homesit^ad 
due the drainage fund of said county, the homestead exemp- 
tion laws of this State shall not apply. 

§ 4. This act to be a public act, and be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Approved February 20, 1861. 



186 SCALES, PLATFORM. 

In force April 24, AN ACT prescribing and establishing a method for testing and correcting 
■^^^- Cattle and Platform Scales, in the State of Illinois. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 

^Jtand2rds.°^ Z^^^'^^^^V^, Te^veserited i?i the General Asseinlly, That the 
Secretary of State and the clerks of the several county courts 
in said State, be and they are each hereby required, as soon 
as may be, to jDrocure appro^'ed standards, being such as are 
established by the laws enacted by the congress of the Uni- 
ted States, with the necessary subdivisions, together with 
proper beams and scales and all necessary apparatus, includ- 
ing seals for testing and correcting cattle and large plat- 
form scales. Those procured by the Secretary of State to 
be paid for out of the State treasury, upon the warrant of 
the proper oificer; and those respectively, procured by 
clerks to be paid for out of the county treasury of the re- 
spective counties upon the order of the county court. 

County surveyors § 2. It sliall bc the duty of the said clerks, respectively, 
on procurement of the said testing apparatus, mentioned in 
section one of this act, to deliver the same to the county sur- 
veyors of their counties, and to take from said surveyor his 
receipt therefor. 

Testing of scales § 3. It sliall bc the duty of the said surveyors, respec- 

by surveyors, tivcly, ou thc first day of April next, and, as soon thereafter 
as may be, to proceed to test each cattle and large platform 
scale in use in his county ; but should the said first day of 
April pass before any of the said surveyors shall be supplied 
with the proper means of testing, they shall proceed to do 
so, so soon after being supplied as may be. If the said 
scales, so tested, shall be found correct, the surveyor shall 
thereupon seal or mark the same, and shall also give to the 
owner of said scales a certificate to that effect; l3ut should 
the said scales be found incorrect, then the seal shall not be 
applied or any certificate given, and the owner of the said 
scales shall pay to the said surveyor, for each inspection and 
, Compensation of tcst of scalcs, the sum of fivc dollars, and mileage, at the 

surveyors. ^q^^q q^ r^ rcasouable price, for the transportation to and from 
the county site of the necessary apparatus for making the 
test. 

Register of scales. § ^- The Said survcyors shall each keep in their respec- 
tive offices a well bound book, to be called the "Register of 
Scales," in which he shall keep a correct entry of the names 
of all owners of scales, the location of the same, and of the 
time and result of each test, as made by him. And where 
scales are found incorrect, they shall be in said register 
marked "condemned;" which shall be their condition until 
corrected. 

'Condemned-' § 5. If any owucr or keeper of cattle or large platform 
scales, shall presume to weigh any article or articles, stock 
or commodity upon scales that have been marked "con- 
demned," which said articles, stock or commodities are to 



scales. 



SCHOOLS. 187 

be sold, bought or paid for on and by sncli weight, the said 
owner or keeper shall, for each offense, forfeit the sum of 
one hundred dollars, to be recovered in an action before a 
justice of the peace or any court of competent jurisdiction ; 
one half to the use of the informer, and the other half to 
the use of the county where said scales are located. 

S 6. After any scale shall have been once inspected and Detection of in- 

1 1 1 / • '/ • /• ■ 1 • 1 n 1 accuracy of 

tested, and a certmcate ot correctness granted, it shall be pre- scales. 
sumed to remain correct until the contrary fact be made to 
appear ; but if at any time any party interested in the 
weight of any article weighed upon said scales shall ques- 
tion the correctness of said scales, as a weighing apparatus, 
he shall have the right, thereupon, to give notice to the 
surveyor, whose duty it shall be thereupon, upon tender of 
his fees, to proceed immediately to test said scales ; and if 
found correct it shall be at the expense of the pai*ty request- 
ing the test ; but if the scales should, on such test, be found 
incorrect, then the same shall be marked and registered 
"condemned," and the informer shall recover, in an action 
before any justice of the peace or court of competent juris- 
diction, all costs of procuring such inspection, together with 
cost of suit, of the owner or keeper of said scales. And 
the fees, in such cases, shall be the same as hereinbefore compensation. 
provided for. And should any surveyor, on notice of com- 
plaint, as aforesaid, fail and refuse to make the desired in- 
spection, for the space of ten days, after a tender to him of 
his reasonable fees, he shall forfeit the sum of iift}^ dollars 
for each offense, under the provisions of this act, in refer- 
ence to forfeitures against owners and keepers, as herein- 
before provided. 

§ 7. All fees to the said surveyors, respectively, for a collection of fees. 
first test of such scales, if not paid by the owner or keeper 
of the scales, may be recovered in an action before a justice 
of the peace or any court of competent jurisdiction, at the 
suit of such surveyor, against the said owner or keeper of 
such scales, together with costs. 

^ 8. The provisions of this bill shall not apply to any 
scales which weigh less than four tons. 

Appeoved February 23, 1861. 



AN ACT to amend the School Laws. In force Februa- 

ry 22, 1861. 

PpvEAiiBLE: Whereas section thirty-three of an act entitled 
"An act to establish and maintain a system of free 
schools," approved February 16, 1857, makes it the duty 
of school trustees in the several organized townships in 
this State to divide their respective townships into two or 



ISS SCHOOLS. 

more school districts ; and whereas some of the townships 
have been organized into one school district, and a tax 
for school pnrposes has been levied by the corporate au- 
thorities thereof npon the whole property of the township, 
to erect a school-house or support a school in one extreme 
part thereof; therefore, 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peojple of the State of 

Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all school 

Illegal taxes. taxcs, Icvicd by the corporate authority of any township or 

school district, in townships not divided into two or more 

school districts, are hereby declared illegal and void. 

Tax upon real § 2. That hereafter no school tax levied on lands and 

estate for erec- -^^qc^i estate, bv the corporatc authorities of any school dis- 

tion of school . , ,' '^ ' ,. . , , •^ -1 ■, 

houses. trict, lor the purpose ot erecting or repairmg any school- 

house, shall be collected by law, unless the lands or real 
estate so taxed shall be situated within three miles of the 
site for tlie school-house to be erected or repaired by the 
tax so levied. 

§ 3. That no tax shall hereafter be levied upon any 
land or real estate by the corporate authorities of any school 
district, in any township in this State, to support a free 
school, unless the land so taxed shall be situate within three 
miles of the place where such school is actually kept. 
Residence of tax | 4, That hereafter no person shall be compelled to sup- 
port a free school, b_Y taxation of his personal property by 
the corporate authorities of any school district, unless such 
person shall reside within the space of three miles of the 
place where such school shall be located, at the time of the 
assessment, or unless such personal property shall, at the 
time of the levy, be legally, for the purpose of taxation, 
within three miles of the place w^here such school shall be 
actually kept, 
districts in § 5. Towus aud citics may be laid off in districts by 
to,^ and cities, themselvcs, with such number of schools as are necessary 
for the same : Provided, that districts are established in 
other parts of the township or fractional township, so as to 
afford the greatest facilities to the inhabitants not residing 
within the corporate limits of such towus and cities. 

§ 6. That this act shall be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Atpeoved February 22, 1861. 



payer: 



Sob 



In force February AN ACT to amend the Free School Law of Illinoi;', as amended and approved 
22, l^Gl. February 21, 1859. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peoj^le of the State of 

Illinois, represented in the General AssemUy, That the 

20th' s^c^tron. ° above desio^nated act be amended as follows : Add to the 



SCHOOLS. 1S9 

twentieth section: "All qnestions and controversies arising settlement of 
under the school law, in the several counties, shall hrst be 
submitted to the school commissioner, for his opinion and 
advice ; wdience appeal may be taken to the State Superin- 
tendent, upon a written statement of facts, subscribed h^' 
the school commissioner and certified by representatives o 
each party concerned : JRovided, that nothing in this act 
shall be construed to vest the school commissioners or su- 
perintendent with judicial power." 

Change the first twelve lines of the thirty-fifth section^ so ^ 
that they shall read as follows : "Pupils may be Qctixo, .. _v. ' 
from one district to another, either in the same or in differ- ^^ 
ent townships, only upon the written consent of the direc- 
tors of both districts. The school thns formed shall be un- 
der the control of the directors of the district in which it is 
kept. A separate schedule shall be kept for each district, 
upon the return of which to the trustees of the proper town- 
ship, they shall instruct their treasurer to pay the amount 
certified in said schedule to be due to the teacher entitled 
thereto ; and such separate schedule, duly certified, shall be 
taken by the several boards of trustees tind their treasurers 
as evidence of the consent of directors, unless objection be 
made, in wTiting^ by tw^o directors of one of the districts 
concerned. The aforesaid W' ritten permits shall be returned 
to and filed by the teacher of said school, and shall be evi- 
dence of said permission." 

§ 2. Change the first twenty-seven lines of the forty- ^^Q^^sli^tion 
second section of said act so as to read as follows : "The 
annual election of school directors shall be on the first Mon- Annual elections. 
day of August, when one director shall be elected in each 
district, who shall hold his office for three years, and until 
his successor is elected. In new districts the first election 
may be on any Monday, notice being given by the township 
treasurer, as for the election of trustees, when three direc- 
tors shall be elected, w^ho shall, at their first meeting, draw- 
lots for their respective terms of office, for one, tw-o and 
three years. When vacancies occur the remaining director 
or directors shall, without delay, order an election to fill such 
vacancies. Kotices of all elections in organized districts shall ^'°*^<=«- 
be given by the directors, at least ten days previous to the 
day of said election. Said notices shall be posted in at least 
three of the most public places in the district, and shall spe- 
cify the place where such election is to be held, the time of 
opening and closing the polls, and the question or questions 
to be voted on. Two of the directors shall act as judges 
and one as clerk of said election. But if said directors shall 
fail to attend, or refuse to act, when present, and in imor- 
ganized districts, the legal voters, when assembled, shall 
choose three of their number to act as judges and one as 
clerk of said election : Provided, that if upon the day ap- 
pointed for said election, the said directors or judges shall 



190 



SCHOOLS. 



be of opinion that, on account of the small attendance of 
voters, the public good requires it, or if the voters present, 
postpouement. or ii majority of them, shall desire it, they shall postpone 
said election until the next Monday, at the same place and 
hour, when the voters shall proceed as if it were not an ad- 
journed meeting: And provided, also, that if notice shall 
not have been given, as above required, then said election 
may be ordered as aforesaid, and holden on the third Mon- 
day in August, or any other Monday, notice thereof being 
Inspection of the givcu, as aforcsaid. In case of a tie the judges shall decide 
board. ° ^ it, by lot, ou the day of election. The directors shall ap- 
point one of their number clerk, who shall keep a record of 
all the ofhcial acts of the board, in a vvell bound book, pro- 
vided for the purpose ; which record shall be submitted to 
the township treasurer, for his inspection and approval, on 
the first Mondays of April and October, and at such other 
times as the township treasurer may require. Directors are 
authorized to use any funds belonging to their district, and 
not otherwise appropriated, for the purchase of a suitable 
book for their records, and the said records shall be kept in 
a punctual, orderly, and reliable manner." 

Strike out the word word "county" before the word "col- 
lector," in the thirty-third line of the forty-fifth section. 

§ 3. Strike out all before the first proviso, in the fif- 
teenth section, and substitute the following : "The school 
commissioner shall, either in person or by one or more com- 
petent examiners, whom he shall appoint, examine any per- 
son proposing to teach a common school in the county, in 
Orthography, E-eading in English, Penmanship, Arithme- 
tic, English Grammar, Modern Geography, and the History 
of the United States ; and if he or they shall be satisfied that 
such person is of good moral character, and qualified to 
teach all of the aforesaid branches, he or they shall give 
such person a certificate, the grade of which shall be deter- 
mined by the relative merit of the examination sustained. 
School commissioners shall be authorized, by this act, to 
issue three grades of teachers' certificates, viz : First grade — 
valid in the county for two years : Second grade — valid in 
the county for one year : Third grade— valid in a given dis- 
trict only, for six months. The commissioner may renew 
such cei'tificate, at its expiration, by indorsement thereon, 
and he may revoke the same, for 
petency, or other adequate cause 
in the followino: form : 



Amendment to 
45th section. 



Amendment to 
.50th section. 



Exammation of 
teachers. 



Grades of teach- 
ers' certificates. 



gross immorality, in corn- 
Said certificate mav be 



, Illixois. 186. .. 

County. 

"The undersigned, having examined in Orthograpy, Reading in 

English, Funnianship, Arithmetic, English Grammar, Modern Geography, and 

the History of the IJnited States, and being satisfied that is of 

good moral character, hereljy certify that qualifications in all the above 

branches are such as to entitle .... to this certificate, being of the 



SCHOOLS. 191 

o-rade, and A'alid in for , from the date hereof, renewable 

at the option of the school commissioner, by his indorsement thereon. 
Given under .... hand, at the date aforesaid. 

A. B., School Goinxnissioiie)'. 

-.^ -ri'' ;- Examiners. 

. "Eacli school commissioner sliall also keep a careful re- commissioner's 
cord, in a book provided for the purpose, of all the candi- "'^°*' " 
dates to whom he issues certificates, noting the date of ex- 
amination, the name, sex and age of each candidate, and the 
grade of the certificate granted — a transcript of which record 
shall be included in the annual report to the superintendent. 
The State Superintendent of Public Instruction shall also certificate of the 
be and he is hereby authorized to grant and issue State cer- fendent.^''^^"" 
tificates of eminent qualifications as teachers, to such per- 
sons as may be found worthy to receive the same, upon due 
examination, by himself or others whom he shall appoint 
for that purpose, and who shall exhibit satisfactory evidence 
of practical experience and success in teaching. Said State 
certificates shall supersede the necessity of any and all 
other examinations, and shall be of perpetual validity in 
every county and school district in the State ; and the fee 
for each of such certificates shall be five dollars. But a 
State certificate may be canceled by the State Superin- 
tendent, upon proof of immoral or unprofessional conduct. 

§ 4. Strike out the proviso in the fifty-second section. Amendment of 
After the word "attendance," in the fourth line, below ^^d section. 
the form of schedule, in the fifty-third section, insert : "He 
shall also note the whole number of scholars, giving the 
males and females separately ; the average daily attendance ; 
and shall set the age of each pupil opposite the name of 
said pupil. And the form of schedule shall be changed to 
correspond with these additional items, which are required 
to be reported by township treasurers to school commission- 
ers. 

Add to the seventy-first section : "And for their services, Amendment to 
in visiting schools and other duties required in the twen- viStingSooiI 
tieth section of this act, school commissioners shall be al- 
lowed to retain two dollars per day, for any number of days, 
not exceeding one hundred, in any one year ; which account 
shall be certified and sworn to by the school commissioner. 
County courts and boards of supervisors are also hereby au- 
thorized to make appropriations out of the county treasury 
to school commissioners, for visiting schools and other edu- 
cational services, and also for the support of county teachers' 
institutes, whenever, in their judgment, the interests of 
schools and the public good would thereby be promoted. 

Substitute in the second line of the seventy-second section Amendment of 
the word, "including" for the words "except upon." ^ "'-"^ ^^'^^°°- 

§ 5. All such parts of previous acts as are in conflict 
with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. 



192 SCHOOLS. 

§ 6. This act shall be in force on and after its passage. 
And the public printer is hereby required to print fifty 
thousand copies of the whole act, as amended, under the di- 
rection of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and to 
be distributed by him to the several counties of the State, 
according to population. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



In 



force February AN ACT to refund certain School Taxes illegally assessed in Cook County. 
12, 1S61. *= ■' 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peoj^le of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly^ That all per- 
sons who paid the taxes assessed against their property in 
the year eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, for the building 
of a school house in district number twenty-three, (23,) in 
township thirty-nine, (39,) of range fourteen (14) east, in 
Cook county, Illinois, or their representatives or assigns, 
shall have the same refunded to them, w^ith interest from 
the day of payment, upon application to the school agent, 
treasurer or other officer who receives and disburses the tax 
levied in eighteen hundred and sixty, for building said 
school house. 

§ 2. This act shall take eifect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved February 12, 1861. 



In force February AN ACT to legalize the assessment of School Directors of School District No. 
' ' five, in Cazenovia Township, in Woodford County, State of Illinois. 

Preamble : Whereas the school directors of district number 
five, in Cazenovia township, in Woodford county. State of 
Illinois, did levy a tax, according to law, of twenty cents 
on each one hundred dollars of all the taxable property 
in said district, for the purpose of paying teachers' wages 
and extending the terms of a common school for six 
months, as by law now required ; and whereas, by mis- 
take, the proper return was not made to the county clerk, 
and, consequently, no school tax was entered on the col- 
lector's book for said district; and whereas said directors 
did, on the eighth day of January, a. d. 1861, levy a tax 
of twenty cents on each one hundred dollars of all the 
taxable property in said district, to supply said deficiency : 
therefore, 



SCHOOLS. 193 

SECTioisr 1. Be it enacted hy the Peojyle of the State of Illi- 
nois, rejpresented in the General Assembly, That the assess- 
ment and levy of a tax, made by the directors of school district 
No. five, in Cazenovia township, in AV^oodford county, on 
the eighth day of January, a. d. 1861, of twenty cents on 
each one hundred dollars of all taxable property in said dis- 
trict, for school purposes therein, be and the same is hereby 
made and declared valid in law; and the county clerk of 
said Woodford county is hereby authorized and required to 
extend the same, immediately on the collector's book for 
the said Cazenovia townsliip, to be collected and paid over 
the same as though no error had been made by said direc- 
tors. 

§ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Appkoved February 21, 1S61. 



In force February 
AX ACT to legalize the loaning of Bcliool Money in the county of Winnebago. 12, 1861. 

Whereas Charles A. Huntington, while acting school com- 
missioner of the county of Winnebago, did loan, upon 
mortgage, for a term of years, at the rate of ten per cent, 
per annum, certain school moneys which were collected 
as fines and should have been distributed as other school 
money is distributed. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peojjle of the State of 
Illinois, Tepvesented in the General Assemlily, That the act 
or acts of the said Charles A. Huntington, in loaning the 
said school money, is hereby legalized and confirmed, and 
the money so loaned is hereby declared a part of the school 
fund of Winnebago county. 

§ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Appkoved February 12, 1801. 



AN ACT to form a School District in Township number twenty-three (23) In force February 
north, of Range number eleven (11) east, of the Fourth (4th) Principal Me- •^^' ^^^^' 
ridian, in Ogle county. 

Sectiojst 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That fractional 
sections number three (3) and number (1) of township 
number twenty-three (23) north, of range number eleven 
(11) east of the fourth (4:th) principal meridian, be and the same 
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SCHOOLS. 

are hereby formed into a school district, to be known and 
designated as the "Austin School District." 

§ 2. The school district hereby formed shall be in all re- 
spects npon an eqnalfooting with school districts formed by 
the township trustees under the school laws of this State. 

§ 3. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 
■^ ArPEOYED February 12. 1S61. 



In force April 24, AN ACT to amcud an act entitled "An act to incorporate Rock Island School 
16G1. District," approved February 18, 1857. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy tlie People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the G-eneral Assemhly^ That section 
thirteen of the act to incorporate Kock Island school district, 
approved February 18, 1857, be so amended that the board 
of education of said district shall be required to establish a 
sufficient number of common schools, for the education of 
every person residing in said district, over the age of six years 
and under the age of twenty years, and shall make the 
necessary provisions for continuing said schools in operation 
at least four months in every year. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



n force February AN ACT to legalize the acts of certain Trustees of Schools therein named 
20, 1861. and for other purposes. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, rep>resented m the G-eneral Assembly , That the action 
of the trustees of schools for townships numbered four and 
five north, in range seven west, in Madison county, in divi- 
ding and abolishing district number four, composed of said 
townshij)S, and in creating school districts numbered four, 
in township four, as aforesaid, and district number four, in 
township live, and the election of directors in said new dis- 
tricts, and their actings and doings as such directors, be and 
the same are hereby legalized. 

§ 2. This act sliall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Approved Februarv 20, 18G1. 



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AN" ACT to cliano-c a School District therein named. In force February 

^ 21, 1661. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of 
Illinois, rejjreseiited in the G-e^ieral Assembly, That all that 
portion of the corporate territorj'- of the town of Waterloo, 
lyino; east of the township line, between townships No. 2 
S., k 10 W., and jSTo. 2 S., E. 9 W. of third principal 
meridian, in Monroe county, be and the same is hereby an- 
nexed to school district ISlo. three, in township No. two 
south, range No. ten west, aforesaid, for school purposes, 
subject and entitled to all the restrictions, rights and privi- 
leges of said school district and none other. 

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

Approved February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT to create a certain School District therein named. In force February 

21j 1861. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the in- 
habitants residins: in parts of townships numbers two and Description and 

, , '-' -.^ ^ n .-I ' ^ • ' -I ' -\- boundaries of the 

three south, range JNo. ten west ot third principal meridian, school district. 
and townships numbers two and three south, range number 
eleven west, in Monroe county, and State of Illinois, within 
the following bounds, to-wit : Beginning at the quarter sec- 
tion corner of section number seven, in township No. three 
south, range number ten west, on the range line between 
ranges number ten and eleven west; thence east, on said 
quarter section line, to the quarter corner between sections 
seven and eight ; thence north, on said section line between 
sections seven and eight, five and six, to the towhship line 
between townships two and three south, i-ange 10 west; 
thence east, on said township line, to the south quarter sec- 
tion corner of section thirty-two, in township two S., K. 
10 W.; thence north sixty chains, through the center of 
said section thirty-two, to George Andrews' N. E. corner ; 
thence west, to Bond's creek, in said township two ; thence 
northerly, to the southeast corner of survey No. 398, claim 
No. 317; thence north, with east line of said survey, to the 
intersection of the east and west quarter line of section 30; 
thence west, with said quarter line, to Bonds's creek; thence 
northerly, with said creek, to the south boundary line of 
survey No. 426, claim No. 1667; thence westerly, with 
said south boundary line, to the Mississippi bluffs ; thence 
southerly, with the foot of said bluffs to the N. E. boundary 
line of survey No. 771, claim No. 1417 ; thence N. W., to 
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196 SCHOOLS. 

the IST. AV. boundary line of said survey, to the southeasterly 
bank of Moredock lake ; thence with said bank of More- 
dock lake, to the intersection of the center quarter section 
line of section 35, in township 2 S., R. 11 W.; thence south, 
with said quarter section line, to the Mississippi bluffs ; 
thence southwesterly and southerl}^, with the meanderings 
of said blutls, to the intersection of the center quarter section 
line of section JSTo. 10, township 'No. 3 S., E. 11 W.; thence 
east, on said quarter section line, through sections ISTos. ten, 
eleven and twelve, to the range line between ranges Nos. 
ten and eleven; thence to the place of beginning, be and the 
same is hereby created a school district, Vvitli all the rights 
and privileges which other districts, under the school law of 
this State, may exercise and possess. 
Election of direc- | 2. That tlic inhabitants of said school district, upon 
giving ten days' notice of time and place of holding an elec- 
tion, shall elect three school directors, on or before the first 
day of August, 1861, who shall hold their ofiice and dis- 
charge the duties of school directors of said district for one 
year and until their successors are elected and qualified, as the 
general school laws of Illinois provide : Provided, that all 
subsequent elections for school directors be held and lots for 
service be drawn in conformity with said general school 
law. 
Schedule of schoi- § 3. That the teachers of schools in said district shall 
keep separate schedules of scholars residing in each of the 
townships and districts of the townships, out of which this 
district is formed, attending the school or schools of said 
district ; and said separate schedules shall be kept, certified 
and returned, as now required by law, to the trustees of the 
townships, severally, of w^hich said district is composed ; and 
it shall be the duty of the trustees of the respective town- 
ships, aforesaid, to pay out of the school fund, upon the 
schedules so certified to them, in like manner as upon other 
schedules of schools taught in said townships : Provided^ 
nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent any 
change of the territory of said school district hereafter to be 
made in conformity with the general school laws ot this 
State. 

§ 1. This act to be in force from and after its passage, 
and that the Secretary of State certify a copy hereof to the 
clerk of the county of Monroe upon its passage. 

Appkoved February 21, 1801. 



ars. 



SCHOOLS. 197 

AX ACT for enlarfrinfr the Carthage School District. In force April l, 

1S61. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all tliat Description and 
district of country embraced within the following boundaries, 
to ^vit : Beginning at the northwest corner of the southwest 
quarter of section twelve, (12,) in townsihp five (5) north, and 
range seven (7) w^est of the fourth principal meridian, in Han- 
cock county, Illinois, and running thence south, on the section 
line, to the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of sec- 
tion twenty-five, (25,) in the township and range atbresaid; 
thence east, on the half section line, to the southeast corner 
of the northwest quarter of section twenty-nine, (29,) in 
township five (5) north, and range ^ix (6) west of the fourth 
princij)al meridian; thence north, on the half section line, 
to the northeast corner of the southwest quarter of section 
eight, (8,) in the township and range last aforesaid; and 
thence west, on the half section line, to the place of begin- 
ning, is hereby constituted a permanent school district, by 
the name of the "Carthage School District;"" by which 
name it shall be caj^able of suing and being sued, contract- 
ing and holding real and personal estate, and have such 
other general powers as the directors of schools shall or 
may have by law. iSTo territory shall be taken therefrom, 
except by act of the Legislature. 

§ 2. The school land, school fund, and all other real ^jJj'J^J^" ^^ ^<=^°°^ 
and personal estate of the two townships in which said 
district is situated shall be divided between said district and 
the remaining portions of said townships, as follows, to wit: 
The trustees of schools of each of said townships shall, within 
three months after the passage of this act, appoint two com- 
missioners for each of said tow^nships, who shall be respect- 
able householders, one of whom shall reside within such 
district and the other in the township without, who, after 
being sworn w^ell and truly to perform the duties of their 
office, shall ascertain, as near as may be, the whole number 
of white persons under the age of twenty-one years in the 
whole of their resjDective townships, and the j)roportion 
thereof residing within the portion of their townships em- 
braced in said district, and the proportion without such 
district; and in that proportion shall they divide and appor- 
tion the funds and real and personal estate belonging to 
such townships between said district and the remainder of 
such towmships; and shall, as speedily as possible, make a 
full return of their proceedings to the trustees of their 
respective townships; and the trustees of said townships 
shall have power to make new ap23ortionments, from time 
to time, in case of neglect c^r refusal to act, or other good 
cause, until the provisions of this act are complied with. 

§ 3. The trustees of schools of said townshij)s shall, 
immediately upon such division being reported to them, 



198 SCHOOLS. 

pay over and deliver to the directors of the Carthage school 
district its proportionate share of the school fund and evi- 
dences of loans and other personal estate, and convey 
to such district its proportion of an}^ and all real estate, 
owned by such townships for the use of schools. In such 
division the real estate owned by districts or the town of 
Carthage, for school houses, shall not be taken into consid- 
eration, but only township property. 

§ 4. The board of directors of such district are hereby 

Abstract of popu- required to make out and furnish, or cause to be made out 

SeV'to^'sdiooI and furnished, to the school commissioner of Hancock 

commissioner, couuty, an abstract of the whole number of white children, 

under the age of twenty-one years, at the times and in the 

manner required by law* of other school officers, under the 

general laws of the State; and the school commissioner or 

other proper officer shall pay to the treasurer of said district 

its proper proportion or share of the school, college, and 

seminary fund of the two mill tax, interest, tines or other 

moneys distributed according to the laws in force for each 

apportionment or distribution, treating such districts for this 

purpose the same as a township. 

§ 5. That upon the day fixed by the general school law 
Election of cih-ec- for the clcction of directors of schools, next ensuing, an 
*°''^' election shall be held in the town of Carthage, for the elec- 

tion of three directors for said district, to be held and con- 
ducted according to the school laws then in force, as near as 
may be — the electors having the power to appoint a judge 
and clerk of such election; one of which directors shall 
hold his office for one year and until his successor is elected, 
and one for two j^ears, and until his successor is elected and 
qualified, and the other for three years, and until his succes- 
sor is elected and qualified. The directors elected at the 
first election shall determine, by lot, the term which they 
shall, respectively, hold office ; and thereafter there shall be 
elected, annually, one director, to fill the place of the out- 
going director. In case of vacancy, by death, removal from 
the district, or other cause, the remaining director or direc- 
tors shall have power to fill the same, by appointment. 
§ 6. The directors of such district shall, annually, aj^point 
The clerk and the a treasurer, who shall be, ex officio, clerk of the board, and 
shall require of him to execute to the Carthage school dis- 
trict a bond, in at least double the amount of the funds and 
property which may be intrusted to his keeping at any one 
time, conditioned as the bonds of township treasurers ; which 
bond shall be filed with the school commissioner of Hancock 
county ; and the same shall be a lien upon all the real estate 
of the obligors thereto, from the time the same shall be so 
filed. The directors shall have power to require additional 
security from the treasurer, at any time, and shall be person- 
ally responsible for the solvency of the security taken upon 
his bond. 



treasurer of the 
board. 



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5^ § 7. The treasurer shall have the custody and manage- Kecord of board. 
ment of the money, securities and property belonging to 
said district, subject to the direction of the directors thereof. 
He shall keep a record of all the proceedings of the board 
of directors. 

§ 8. The board of directors of said district, or any two General powers of 
of "them, who are made a quorum to do business, shall have ''^'^ <^""«<=*°i'^- 
power: 1st: To buy grounds and sites for school houses. 
2nd : To hire, purchase or erect houses and buildings, to be 
used for school purposes, and to keep the same in repair. ^ 

3d: To furuish schools with the necessary hxtures, furniture 
and apparatus. 4tli : To graduate the schools into primary, 
intermediate and high departments; to hx the studies to be 
taught in each department thereof, and to prescribe the 
books to be used. 5th: To employ and fix the compensa- 
tion of teachers, and to maintain, support, establish, and 
carry on public schools therein, for as many months in the 
year, not less than six months, as they may deem proper, 
6th : To borrow money, and also to levy, annually, and have 
collected, in the same manner as other school directors, for The borrowing of 
school purposes, a tax, not exceeding two dollars on the one '°°'^®^" 
hundred dollars' assessed valuation of all the taxable proper- 
ty n such diistrict, as subject to taxation therein. 7th: To 
adopt such rules and regulations concerning schools, not 
inconsistent with this act and tlie general school laws of the 
State, as they may deem expedien't. 8th : And generally to 
have all the powers conferred by law upon directors of 
schools, as necessary to carry any of the foregoing powers 
into eli'ect. 

§ 9. The directors of said district may admit pupils, of pupiis from 
without such district, to the public schools thereof, or to 
an 3^ department thereof, upon such terms and conditions as 
they may prescribe. They shall also have power to recpiire 
a tuition fee for the admission of pupils to such schools, in 
addition to the public moneys which they may collect. 
, § 10. All moneys arising; from any fines or penalties Fines and licenses 

1 -J . , P , ,> 1 n n (• 1 to be devoted to 

under this act, or for a violation thereoi, and ail nnes lor the school fund. 
violation of any of the ordinances of the town of Carthage, 
or moneys arising from the license of groceries or saloons, 
shall be paid over to the treasurer of said district, and be 
added to the principal of the school fund, to be loaned as 
other moneys. 

§ 11. The school fund shall be kept loaned at interest, Loans. 
at the rate of ten per cent, per annum, payable semi-annu- 
ally, in advance. No loan shall be made for a longer period 
than three years; and all loans, exceeding one hundred 
dollars, shall be secured by unincumbered real estate of 
double the value of the sum loaned, exclusive of the value 
of perishable improvements thereon. For sums of one hun- 
dred dollars and less, two good sureties, besides the principal, 
shall be required. 



bear interest. 



rities. 



200 SCHOOLS. 

§ 12. All notes anrl securities shall be taken to the Car- 
thage school district, and in that name all snits and actions 
may be had. 

§ 13. All expense of preparing or recording secnrities 
shall be paid by the borrower. 
Preferred debts. § 11. In the payment of debts of deceased persons those 
due the school fund shall be paid in preference to all others, 
except expenses attending the last illness and funeral of the 
deceased, not including physicians' bills. 

§ 15. If default be made in the payment of interest or 
principal, when due, interest at the rate of twelve per cent, 
per annum upon the same shall be charged, from the time 
of such default, and may be recovered by suit or otherwise. 
Suits may be brought for the recovery of interest only, when 
the principal is not due. 
The judgments to § 16. All judgmcuts rccovcred on the loan of school 
moneys shall bear interest at ten per cent, per annum, from 
the rendition thereof till paid; and in case of the sale of 
real estate said district may become the purchaser thereof. 
On redemption ten per cent, per annum shall be paid, from 
the day of sale. 
Insufficient secu- | 17. If the security on any loan should, at any time, 
before the same is due, become, in the opinion of the treas- 
urer or directors, insecure, the treasurer shall notify the 
person indebted, and unless satisfactory security be given 
forthwith, judgment may be recovered thereon, as in other 
cases, whether the debt be due or not. 

§ 18. 'No costs in any judicial or other proceeding shall 
be chargeable against said district. 

§ 19. Any person, being the owner of land and residing 
thereon, within one mile of and adjoining said district may, 
with his written consent and that of the trustees of his 
township, be annexed to said district, upon such terms as 
the directors thereof may impose. 
The president and | 20. All the acts of the president and trustees of the 

"""' town of Carthage, in relation to schools, the building of the 

school house in said town, and the levy of the tax therefor, 
and all the proceedings thereunder, are hereby legalized 
and confirmed; and thejn-esent acting inspectors of schools 
in said town shall be directors of the Carthage school dis- 
trict until their successors are elected and qualified. 

§ 21. All the laws concerning public schools not incon- 
sistent herewith, shall apply to the district hereby created. 

§ 22. The treasurer shall receive such compensation as 
the directors of such district may prescribe. 

§ 23. This act is hereby declared a public act, and shal 
l>e in force from and after the first day of April, 1861. 

AiTKOVED February 22, 1861. 



trustees. 



SCHOOLS. 



201 



AN ACT to establisli Pittsfield School District, in the county of Pike ; to ^ force J'e^^''«a»y 
provide for building a Schoool House therein ; to levy and collect a special ' 

tax ; to issue bonds, and borrow money. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly^ That the 
southeast quarter of section fourteen, the south half of sec- BescripMoji ef 
tion thirteen, the east half of section twenty-three, the east <^ectoN. 
half of section twenty-six, all of sections twenty-four and 
twenty-five, in township five south, of range four west ; 
the south half of section eighteen, and all of sections nine- 
teen and thirty, in township five south, of range three west 
— all in the county of Pike, and State of Illinois, shall con- 
stitute one district, for school purposes, and, as such, shall 
have all the rights and privileges and be governed by the 
same laws as other school districts in this State, except as 
herein otherwise provided. 

§ 2. There shall be an election held in said school dis- ^^"""^ *^ ^^ 
trict, on the first Monday in April next, and on the first 
Monday of April in each year thereafter, by the qualified 
voters in said district, in the same manner as elections are 
now held for school directors — at which election there shall 
be elected five directors, who shall be styled and known as 
" School Directors of Pittsfield District," and who shall 
hold their oflices for one year, and until their successors are 
elected and qualified. Said directors, in addition to the 
powers and duties created by this act, shall exercise all the 
powers and perform all the duties required of other direct- 
ors by the laws of this State. 

§ 3. Said school directors shall have the power to select Ere^ou ef wh*»i 
and purchase a site for a school house in said district, which 
shall be as near the center of said district as can be conve- 
niently obtained, and to erect a school house, to cost not 
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, thereon ; and for 
that purpose shall have the power to levy and collect, annu- 
ally, a tax on all taxable property in said district, of not 
. exceeding one dollar on each one hundred dollars' worth of 
property in said district. 

§ 4. In addition to the taxes necessary for the support Additioeai tai. 
of common schools in said district, as now required by law, 
the directors of said district shall certify, in like manner 
and at the same time, the amount of tax necessary to be 
collected each year, not exceeding the amount specified in 
section three, for purchasing said site or building said school 
house — which tax shall be extended by the clerk and col- 
lected by the collector, and paid over to the directors in the 
same manner as is now provided by law. 

§ 5. For the purpose of building said school house, said ie*5e «f t***** 
directors are hereby authorized and empowered to issue 
bonds for an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars in 
all, in amounts of one hundred dollars each, payable in any 
time not exceeding eight years, at any rate of interest not 
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202 SCHOOLS. 

exceeding ten per cent, per annum, and to sell and dispose 
of the same, at their par value, and to continue to levy and 
collect the tax herein provided for until the principal and 
interest of said bonds shall be fully paid. 

§ 6. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 18, 1861. 



la force Februaiy AN ACT supplemental to an act entitled "An act to provide for building a 
22, S61. School House in the town of Pittsfield," passed the present session of the 

General Assembly. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly^ That the 
trustees of said school district are hereby required to keep 
a common school in the school house situated in district 
number four, in the township of l^ewburg, at least nine 
months in each year hereafter. This act not to be construed 
to prevent or interfere with the levying and collecting of 
taxes, as provided for in the act to which this is a supple- 
ment. 

§ 2. This act to take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



In force Febi-uary AN ACT to legalize the division of School Districts therein named. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
PlinoiSy represented in the General Assembly, That the 
division of township No. twenty-two, (22,) in range two (2) 
east, in McLean county, into school districts, as last made 
by the township trustees, claiming to act as trustees for said 
town, is hereby declared to be legal and valid in law. 

§ 2. All acts performed by the school trustees and school 
directors, as said trustees and directors of township twenty- 
two, in range two (2) east, in McLean county, are hereby 
declared to be legal and valid in law. 
Election of offi- § 3. Tlic clcction of school officers in said township shall 
take place at the same time and in the same manner as 
under the general laws of the State. 

§ 4. This act is hereby declared to be a public act, and 
shall take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved February 18, 1861. 



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AN ACT concerning the School Fund of Township Forty-five North, Range In force April 24, 

Nine East. ' ^S*^^- 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Peo])le of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Asserrtbly, That the ^ne^ "^^"^ °^ '"°' 
trustees of schools of township forty -five (45) north, of range 
nine (9) east, in Lake county, be and they are hereby 
authorized, upon the conditions hereinafter set forth, to pay 
and refund to Richard Compton, late a school treasurer of 
said township, the amount of any money belonging to the 
school fund of said township, which said Compton had 
deposited in the banking office of J. H. Coles & Co., at 
Waukegan, in said county, and lost through the failure of 
said banking office. 

§ 2. Said trustees are authorized and required, upon 
application of said Richard Compton, to proceed and inves- 
tigate the fact of the loss of said school moneys, as afore- 
said, and ascertain the amount thereof, and to proceed and 
hear such evidence on the subject as they shall deem proper 
and necessary; and upon such investigation and hearing of 
such evidence, should they find that the amount of such 
money, so lost, has been paid into the township treasury by 
said Compton, and be of the opinion that the same shonld, 
in justice, be refunded to him, they shall cause said amount 
to be refunded and paid to said Compton, or his order, out 
of said township treasury : Provided, that said amount 
shall not exceed two hundred and fifty dollars. 

Approved February 20, 1861. 



AN ACT to authorize the payment of certain scrip, coupons, certificates and In force February 
other evidences of State indebtedness. ^^' ■^®®^- 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Aessmhly, That when- Examination 
ever any coupons, scrip, certificates and other evidences of ^°"p°°^" 
State indebtedness, heretofore issued by the proper officers 
or agents of the State, shall be presented for payment, it 
shall be the duty of the Governor, Auditor and Treasurer 
to examine the same; and if they shall be satisfied that such 
coupons, scrip, certificates, or other e^ddences of indebted- 
ness are genuine, and in the hands of a bona fide holder, 
the said officers shall indorse thereon their approval thereof; 
and the Auditor shall thereupon draw his warrant on the 
Treasurer in favor of the person presenting the same, for the 
amount due on such coupons, scrip, certificates, or other ev- 
idences of indebtedness, and the Treasurer shall pay the same 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropria- 
ted. But if the above named ofiicers, or a majority of them, 



204 STATE DEBT — ST. CLAIE COUNTY COURT HOUSE. 

shall, on examination, be of opinion that such coupons, scrip, 
certificates, or other evidences of indebtedness, are not gen- 
uine, or have been fraudulently obtained by the holders, 
^'^^'rovauJ oth- ^^^^y shall make an indorsement to that effect thereon, and 
•rwiie. the same shall not be paid : Provided, that nothing herein 

contained shall be held to authorize or require the payment 
of the bonds known as the McAllister & Steb bins bonds, nor 
any other bonds or funded indebtedness. 

§ 3. This act to take eff'ect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

AprEOYED February 22, 1861. 



Auditor's annual 
awessmient. 



iB force January ' AN ACT to i:)rovide for the interest on the State debt. 

1, 1862. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by i/ie People of the State of 
Illinois, represeJiied in the General Assembly, That it shall 
be the duty of the Auditor of Public Accounts to assess, an- 
nuall}'', upon the taxable property of this State, in addition 
to all other taxes, a sum sufficient and no more, with the 
interest fund, if any, in the State treasury, to pay the inter- 
est upon the State debt, upon which interest is legally pay- 
able ; which said sum shall be assessed and collected in the 
same manner as other State revenue is or may be assesse 
and collected ; said assessment not to exceed one and a half 
mills on each dollar of taxable property. 

§ 2. The fund thus collected shall be kept separate and 
shall be denominated the interest fund, and shall be applied 
to the payment of interest upon the State debt, and for jw 
other purpose wdiatsoever. 

§ 4. This act to take effect and be in force from and after 
the first day of January, a. d. 1862. 

Approved Februar}^ 22, 1861. 



ji f«rce February ^-^ j^qt^ ^^ facilitate the completion of the baint Clair county court hous^ 
5, 1861. ix V 

and to borrow money. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State oj 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That tht 
MM* of bond«. county of St. Clair be and is hereby authorized and empow- 
ered to borrow money, in one or more loans, not exceed 
ing in all, the sum of twenty thousand dollars, to pay fo] 
and complete the new court house, now erecting therein : 
and, for the purpose aforesaid, the county court of said coimtj 
is authorized to issue bonds of said county, for such suibi 



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STEPHENSON COUNTY PAUPERS. 206 

and payable in such times and places as the court may de- 
signate, which bonds shall bear interest not exceeding ten 
per cent, per annum, and in such form as said court may 
deem proper, and shall be signed by the county court judges 
and countersigned by the clerk of said court, with the seal 
of said county annexed, and also shall have a copy of this 
act indorsed thereon ; and said bonds, so executed, shall be 
disposed of by said court, and shall be obligatory upon said 
county. 

§ 2. This act is to take eifect from and after its passage. 

Approyed February 5, 1861. 



AN ACT in relation to the Poor in Stephenson County. ^"^'*l8*l^|i''''**'' 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ rejpresented in the General Assemlly^ That each Town «upp^. 
town in the county of Stephenson, from and after the next 
annual meeting of the board of supervisors of said county, 
shall respectively pay the expenses of the support of the 
paupers residing in such towns, out of the treasury thereof, 
in the same manner and form as other town expenses. 

S 2. That the county poor farm shall be kept in neces- county poor 
sary repair, together with such improvements or additions 
as may from time to time, be required, at the expense of 
the county treasury, under the supervision of the board of 
supervisors of said county ; and said board of supervisors 
shall, under such rules, regulations and contracts as they 
may deem necessary, provide that the. said poor farm shall 
be open to the reception and use of such poor as the 
several town authorities of said county may otfer, subject, 
however, to the full effect of the provisions of section one 
OT 1"ni^ flol* 

§ 3. If on the first Tuesday of April next after the pas- ^S!"'' *° "* 
sage of this act, at the election for town officers, a majority 
of the legal voters of said county, voting at said election, 
shall vote in favor of such separate township support — which 
vote shall be by ballot, written or printed, or partly written 
or partly printed, "For Township Support," or "Against 
Township Support ;" which shall be canvassed and return- 
ed in the same manner as in cases of elections for county 
officers — when, if it shall appear that a majority of said 
votes shall have been cast " For Township Support," then 
this act shall be in full force and effect ; otherwise void. 

§ 4. That the provisions of sections fourteen, fifteen and Town r6gui»««i 
sixteen of the Eevised Statutes, entitled "Paupers," shall 
apply to and operate between the several townships of said 
county in the same manner as they do between the several 



206 



STEPHElSrSON COUNTY TAX. 



Residence of pau- 
pers. 



counties of this State. And if any person shall become 
chargeable in any organized township in said county, who 
has not resided in said county a sufficient time to becotne 
legally a charo-e upon the said town, the overseer of the 
poor having such pauper in charge shall give notice thereof 
to the county clerk of the said county, whose duty it shall 
be to give notice thereof to the authorities of the proper 
county, as in other cases ; and the expenses of taking care 
of such pauper, when received from such foreign count}^, 
shall be paid into the treasury of the proper township, 

§ 5. That the provisions of sections twelve and thirteen, 
of chapter eighty of the Revised Statutes, are hereby so 
amended, in its application to and between the several or- 
ganized townships of said county, as to require a residence 
of six months within the town to entitle any person to be- 
come a charge upon the same. 

§ 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

Appeoved February IS, 1861. 



In force Februa- AN ACT to enable the Supervisors of Stephenson County to levy an addi- 
ry, 13, 1861. tional tax, for a certain purpose therein named. 



Liquidation of 
county debt. 



Election. 



Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assemhly, That the 
board of supervisors of the county of Stephenson shall, at 
their next annual meeting, levy a tax, not exceeding two 
mills on the dollar, over and above the amount now allowed 
by law for county purposes, which shall constitute a fund, 
separate from the county revenue, and shall be appropriated 
to the liquidation of the county indebtedness, outstanding 
at the time of the annual meeting: of the board of super^'i- 



sors, in September next, and for no other purpose, and 
shall cease whenever such indebtedness shall have been 
liquidated. 

§ 2. If on the first Tuesday of April next after the pas- 
sage of this act, at the election for town officers, a majority 
of the legal voters of said county, voting at said election, shall 
vote in favor of such additional tax — which vote shall be by 
ballot, written or printed, or partly written or partly print- 
ed, "For Two Mill Tax," or "Against Two Mill Tax;" 
which shall be canvassed and returned in the same manner 
as in cases of elections for county officers — when, if it shall 
appear that a majority of said votes shall have been cast 
"For Two Mill Tax," then this act shall have full force and 
efi'ect. 
Notioe of election § 3. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the county court 
of said county to give notice of said election in the same 



SURVEYS AND MAPS. 207 

manner as is provided for giving notice of general elec- 
tions. 

§ 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved February 18, 1861. 



AN ACT to provide for the reception and preservation of the Maps, Plats, ^ f<>J"ce February 
Field Xotes and other documents pertaining to the United States Survej's in .Se- 

this State, and for making authenticated copies thereof. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly. That the Removal of gov- 

'-', • 1 -, ' -i 1 /•! ernment surveys 

becretary oi btate is hereby required, at the expense oi the 
State, to receive from the United States the records, maps, 
plats, field notes and all other papers and documents per- 
taining to the public and private surveys of lands made by 
authority of the United States government, in this State, as 
soon as the proper officer or department of the United States 
shall be ready to deliver to him the custody of the same, and 
carefully to transport the same, at the expense of this State, 
from the place where the officer or officers of the United 
States deliver the same to him, to the city of Springfield, to 
be there, by said Secretary, deposited, for safe keeping, in 
the room in the State house, known as room number four, 
or such other room as may be fitted for that purpose. 

§ 2. Said Secretary shall cause said room to be properly care and prcser- 
fitted up, so as to provide for the safe keeping and preserva- ^^ ^°° '^ ^'^^^' 
tion of said records, maps, plats, field notes and documents, 
when received by him ; and said maps, plats, field notes 
and documents shall be and remain in charge of the Secre- 
tary of State, who shall see that the same are properly taken 
care of and preserved. They shall form part of the archives 
of his office, and copies thereof shall, at any time, on pay- 
ment or tender of his fees, be delivered by him to any per- 
son or corporation applying therefor, and shall be certified 
under his official seal; and, when so certified, such copies 
shall be received, read and used in evidence with like effect 
as the originals, in all suits and judicial proceedings in this 
State. 

§ 3. That under the authority and direction of the com- copies to be made 
missioner of the General Land office, or of the county court ^ ™"^y<*"- 
or board of supervisors of any county in this State, any 
deputy surve^^or, or other agent of the United States or any 
such county, shall have free access to any such field notes, 
maps, records and other papers, for the purpose of taking 
extracts therefrom or making copies thereof, without charge 
of any kind. 

§ 4. The Secretary of State, for services arising under Fees of treasurer 
this act, except such services as he may render under sec- ° 



208 TAXATION, TO RELIEVE. 

tion three, shall receive the following fees : For each copy 
of a plain township plat, the sum of five dollars ;* and for 
each copy of a township plat, containing private surveys, 
fifteen cents for each of such surveys, in addition ; and for 
copies of plats of townships and fractional townships, in 
proportion ; for copies of field notes, ten cents for every 
one hundred words, and fifty cents for each ofiicial certifi- 
cate with seal; for descriptions of corners in prairie, ten 
cents, and of corners in timber or on banks of rivers or navi- 
gable streams and lakes, fifteen cents for each. 
Atteudaat expeu- § 5. Tlio cxpenscs for fitting up the room for the recep- 
tion of said records, maps, plats, etc., as also the expense of 
removal of the same from the Sm'veyer General's office to 
Springfield, shall be paid out of the treasury of the State, 
upon the warrant of the Auditor, who is hereby directed t© 
issue a warrant for the same, upon the filing of the proper 
voucher, approved by the Governor. 

§ 4. This act shall be deemed and taken as a publie 
act, and shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 






itt force April U, x^ ^CT to relieve the People of this State from the payment of exorbitant 

aud unnecessary Taxes. 

Whereas, out of the entire two-mill tax collected for the 
last two years, under the provisions of the 15th arti- 
cle of the constitution of this State, less than three per 
cent, has been called for by the creditors of the State enti- 
tled to receive the same ; and whereas all of the indebted- 
ness thus presented has been paid in full, and the other 
bondholders entitled to receive pro rata payments on their 
bonds, in accordance with the terms prescribed by the 
said 15th art. of the constitution, have wholly declined 
and refused and do still decline and refuse to receive any 
portion of the said two-mill tax fund ; and whereas the 
convention that framed the constitution declared that the 
said 15th art. contemplates a consent on the part of our 
bondholders to receive. the said funds, when collected, as 
indespensable to the assessment and collection of the same; 
and whereas our present financial condition requires that 
provision shall be made for an increase in the revenue 
fund, while a just regard for the interests of our State and 
the prosperity of her people imperatively demands that 
such provision shall be made, without increasing, but on 
the contrary, if possible, by diminishing our present 
heavy rate of taxation ; therefore, 
Section 1. Jje it enacted hy the People of the State of 

Illinois^ rejyresented in the General Assemhly^ That there 



TAZEWELL COUNTY SWAMP LAJS:dS. 209 

shall be assessed and collected, in the same manner as other 
State taxes are assessed and collected, one-half of one mill 
upon each dollar's worth of taxable property in this State, 
for the year 1861, and also for the year 1862 ; and the assess- 
ment and collection of all other State taxes, except the 
school tax, for the above mentioned years is hereby suspen- 
ded. 

§ 2. All funds now in the State treasury and belonging 
to the State, except the interest fund and the school fund, 
and the Central raih'oad fund, shall be loaned and transfer- 
red by the State Treasm-er, upon the Auditor's warrant, to 
be drawn for that purpose, to the revenue fund ; and all 
funds hereafter received into tlie State treasury and belong- 
ing to the State, except the said interest fund and the said 
school fund, and said Central railroad fund, shall be paid in- 
to the said revenue fund ; and said funds shall be subject to 
be di'awn therefrom upon Auditor's warrants issued for the . 
payment of appropriations made by law. 

§ 3. It shall be the duty of the State Treasurer to trans- 
fer from the revenue fund, or any other funds in the State 
treasury, to the interest fund, at such time or times as may 
be necessary, upon the Auditor's warrant, to be drawn for 
that purpose, a sum sufficient to make wp any deficiency in 
said interest fund, and to provide fully for the payment of 
the interest on the State debt, as the same regularly becomes 
due; and it shall not be lawful for the said State Treasurer 
to allow the said revenue fund to be reduced at any time, by 
the payments of Auditor's warrants drawn thereon, below 
an amount sufficient for the purpose of making ample pro- 
vision for any deficiencies which may exist in the said inter- 
est fund as aforesaid. 

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

x\ppK0VED February 8, 1861. 



AN ACT to reclaim certain land in Tazewell Countv. In force April »4. 

1861. 

Section 1. £e it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assernhly^ That in ad- 
dition to the State and county tax, there shall be levied and 
collected, for the year 1861, a sufiicient special tax for drain- 
ing the following lands in the county of Tazewell, State of 
Illinois, to wit : Sections one, two, eleven, twelve, thirteen, 
fourteen, fifteen, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twen- 
ty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, 
twenty-nine and thirty, in township twenty-two north of the 
base, range five west of the third principal meridian ; and 
sections seven, eighteen and nineteen, in township twenty- 



210 TAZEWELl. COUNTY SWAMP LANDS. 

two north of the base, range four west of the third princi- 
pal meridian, or so much thereof as can be benefited by- 
drainage, to be determined by the persons hereinafter ap- 
pointed to classify the lands. 

§ 2. For the purpose of carrying out the intentions of 
this act, James Haines, Tho's King, jr., and James Wilson 
are hereby appointed commissioners, whose duty it shall be 
to employ a competent engineer to make surveys, plans and 
estimates for the drainage of the lands above described, and 
to ascertain the boundaries of the several tracts, and to let 
such works, in whole or in parts, to the lowest responsi- 
ble bidders, after having given at least twenty dayb' print- 
ed notice of the time and place of letting ; to collect, receive 
and disburse the taxes, herein provided for ; to superintend 
the work until completed, and to pay contractors therefor. 

§ 3. John L. Parsons, Samuel Schuerman, and such 
other disinterested person as they may associate with them, 
are hereby appointed to classify the lands above described 
into three classes, placing that portion most to be benefited 
by drainage in the first class, and that which is least bene- 
fited in the third class ; and the return of such classification 
to be made to the commissioners aforementioned, on or be- 
fore the first Monday in March next. 

§ 4. It shall be the duty of the commissioners, as soon 
after the first Monday in April next as may be, to levy upon 
so much of said lands as the aforesaid persons shall classify 
to be benefited by drainage, a suflicient tax to complete the 
drainage of the same, according to the estimates of the en- 
gineer, and to pay all other necessary expenses ; such tax to 
be levied according to classification, ( the first class paying 
the highest rate of taxation,) and which shall be a per cent- 
age on the assessment made by the assessor of Malone town- 
ship, for the year 1861, and in no case exceeding sixty cents 
per acre. The second class shall be a per centage on said 
assessment as that shall in no case exceed fifty cents per 
acre. The third class shall be at such rate as shall in no 
case exceed forty cents per acre. 

§ 5. Said commissioners shall make return of such as- 
sessment, on or before the first Monday of September next, 
to the county clerk of the county of Tazewell, whose duty it 
shall be to put down said tax in a separate column, on the 
collector's book for Malone township, in said county ; and 
the collector shall proceed to collect the delinquent tax 
aforesaid, as other State or county taxes are collected. 

§ 6. For the purpose of prosecuting such work, the com- 
missioners may proceed to collect said tax as soon as the as- 
sessment is completed, and their receipt, or that of their 
appointed agent or collector, shall be a complete discharge 
of all liability for the amounts for which the receipts were 
given. 



TELEGRAPH DISPATCHES. ^ 211 

§ 7. Said commissioners shall have tlie power to secm-e 
the right of way over any lands in Tazewell or Mason coun- 
ties, for making snch ditches and embankments as may be 
necessary to drain the lands aforesaid, by condemning and 
paying damages for the right of way, according, to the pro- 
visions of- laws now in force for securing the right of way 
for public roads and highways. 

§ 8. Such commissioners are hereby required to make 
and execute a bond to the county clerk, for the use of the 
county of Tazewell, for the full amount of the taxes assess- 
ed, conditioned that they will faithfully perform their duties 
as commissioners under this act ; and for a failure to perform 
such duties or to pay over all moneys received, they shall 
forfeit and pay into the county treasury double the amount 
of such defalcation. 

§ 9. The commissioners named in this act shall give at 
least ten days' notice for an election, to be held at some con- 
venient place within the district to be drained, on or before 
the first day of April next, at which election the legal voters 
within said district, being owners or occupiers of land with- 
in the same, shall proceed to vote (giving one vote for each 
forty acres of land they own in said district,) after the man- 
ner of voting at district school meetings, by depositing bal- 
lots " For Special Tax," or "Against Special Tax." It shall 
be lawful for all owners of land in said district to be drain- 
ed, not living on the same nor in said district, to cast one 
vote for each forty acres of land they own in said district to 
be drained ; and if a majority of such votes cast at said 
election are found to be "For Special Tax," then this act to 
be in full force and effect ; otherwise to be null and void. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



AN AN act to prevent the transmission of Falsehood by Telegraph. In force F^rnaxj 

Section 1. ^e it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly^ That any 
person who shall transmit, or cause to be transmitted, by tel- 
egraph, from any place in this State to any other place with- 
in this State, or elsewhere, any falsehood, kno^^ng the same 
to be such, shall be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, and, 
on conviction, fined in not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

§ 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1861. 



513 ^ THORNTON LOAN. 

I« f(M-ce February AN" ACT to provide for the pa3"ment of certain awards ia relation to the 
21, 1S61. Thornton Loan, reported by Judges Treat, Caton and Scates, Commission- 

ers appointed bj the State. 

Whereas ttie Legislature of the State of Illinois did, by an 
act entitled "An act for the settlement of claims of con- 
tractors on the Illinois and Michigan Canal," approved 
February 14, 1855, refer the whole subject of said claims 
to a commission, consisting of Judges Samuel H. Treat, 
John D. Caton and Walter B. Scates, with instructions to 
examine said claims, and all testimony concerning the 
same, and after a full examination and hearing of said 
claims, and the testimony presented in relation thereto, to 
decide and determine upon the same as, in their opinion, 
sound morality, equity and good conscience demand, and, 
in case any claim or claims should in their opinion be al- 
lowed, to report to the Legislature of this State the name 
of the claimant or claimants, and the amount of the claim 
or claims thus approved ; and whereas, after an examina- 
tion and hearing of said claims, said commissioners have 
made a report C'f their doings to the Legislature, and have 
awarded certain sums of money, as being due to certaim. 
claimants mentioned in their said report thereof; there- 
fore. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly, That the 
Bonds delivered. GovcHior bc and lic is hereby authorized and required to 
cause to be executed and delivered to the several individuals 
and firms hereinafter named, . their attorneys, authorized 
agents, or legal representatives, bonds of the State of Illinois 
for the several sums hereinafter named, that is to say : 

To John Lonergan, two thousand eight hundred and twen- 
ty-five dollars and sixty-seven cents. 

To Peter Stewart and Robert Milne, three thousand and 
ninety-eight dollars and ninety-seven cents. 

To Julia A. Lamb and John F. Lamb, executrix and exec- 
utor of Benjamin F. Lamb, deceased, nine hundred and 
sixty-seven dollars and forty-seven cents. 

To John y. Singer, Uri Osgood and Edward Poor, nine 
hundred and seventy-seven dollars and ninety-five cents. 
. To John Y. Singer, Gustavus A. Cuzzins, Uri Osgood 
and Edward Poor, two thousand and forty-eight dollars and 
ninety-three cents. 

To Hiram Norton and George Steele, three thousand five 
hundred and forty one dollars and fifty-nine cents. 

To William Osborn and Hart L. Stewart, two thousand 
six hundred and fifteen dollars and forty-two cents. 

To George Barnet, four thousand eight liundred and sev- 
enty-six dollars and forty eight cents. 

To Charles Kerr, three thousand three hundred and nine- 
ty-eight dollars and ninety -three cents. 



THORNTON LOAN. ^13 

To William Byrne, one thousand seven hundred and 
twenty-two dollars and sixty-eight cents. 

To Benjamin F. Fish and the estate of E. B. Hurlburt, 
one thousand five hundred and eighty-nine dollars and 
fliirty-two cents. 

To Wilham B. Ogden and George W. Dole, two thousand 
seven hundred and fifty-six dollars and seven cents. 

To Charles Harmond, Horatio G-, Loomis and Benjamin 
W. Kaymond, one thousand seven hundred and thirty-eight 
dollars and forty-four cents. 

To Hart L. Stewart, Alanson C. Stewart, L. P. Sanger 
and John S. Wallace, three thousand eight hundred and 
forty-one dollars and twenty- eight cents. 

To James E. Bishop, two thousand four hundred and forty- 
nine dollars and twenty-one cents. 

To Orrin P. Boot, eight hundred and fifty-eight dollars 
and fourteen cents. 

To Thomas R. Armstrong, seven hundred and thirty-two 
dollars and fifty-six cents. 

To John T. Boberts and David L. Roberts, three thousand 
and five dollars and eighty-five cents. 

To John Green and William L. Dunovan, two thousand 
three hundred and twenty-six dollars and forty-two cents. 

To George W. Armstrong and James Clark, survivors of 
Samuel C. Dickerson, deceased, two thousand three hundred 
and sixty-seven dollars and thirty-two cents. 

To Richard L. Wilson and John Mcintosh, survivors of 
James Brodie, deceased, one thousand two hundred and 
eighteen dollars and ninety-six cents. 

To James Y. Sanger and L. P. Sanger, survivors of David 
Sanger, deceased, five thousand four hundred and twenty- 
two dollars and forty-one cents. 

To George Steel, survivor of Philip Armour, deceased, 
one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine dollars and two 
cents. 

To John T. Roberts and David L. Roberts, one thousand 
one hundred and thirty-eight dollars and sixty-eight cents. 

To Martin C. Myers, O. P. Root and heirs of John 
Beach, deceased, two thousand six hundred and eighteen 
dollars and fifty-six cents. ^ 

To John B. Erwin, John Kittering, John Curry, Mace 
Gay and Josiah A. Gooding, two thousand nine hundred 
and five dollars and thirty-four cents. 

To Benjamin Wilder, survivor of Daniel Lynch, one thou- 
•and one hundred and fifty-one dollars and eighty-five cents. 

To Lewis G. Osborne and Isaac Strail, one thousand five 
hundred and three dollars and fifty-five cents. 

To John Clifi'ord and David Ballentine, eight thousand 
three hundred and fifty-seven dollars and sixty-three cents. 

To William Smith and E. Grander, two thousand seven ' 
hundred and forty-eight dollars and eighty-six cents. 



THORNTON LOAN, 

To Isaac Hardy, nine thousand two hundred and thirty- 
one doUars and twenty-eight cents. 

To John B. Preston and George Armour, survivors of 
Adam Lamb, deceased, one thousand four hundred and fifty- 
three doHars and eighty-four cents. 

To George Armour & Company, one thousand four hun- 
dred and ninety-six dollars and sixty-five cents. 

To Jeremiah Cratty, three thousand two hundred and 
eighty-four dollars and twenty-five cents. 

To David Ballentine and John Cliftord, sm-vivors of A. J. 
Douglas, deceased, one thousand one hundred and sixty-five 
dollars and thirty-three cents. 

To George Armour, sur\dvor of Adam Lamb, two thou- 
sand two hundred and thirty-seven dollars and twenty-two 
cents. 

To J. L. Alexander, two thousand eight hundred and forty- 
five dollars and seventy-six cents. 

To Merrill Coburn and Elijah W. Ilerrick, five thousand 
four hundred and thirty-nine dollars and seven cents. 

To Isaac Xegus. four thousand and forty-eight dollars and 
eighty-seven cents. 

To L. P. Sanger, one thousand three hundred and fifty- 
four dollars and seventy-five cents. 

To William A. Chatfield, fifteen dollars and twenty cents. 

To John Yarwood, one thousand two himdred and forty- 
eight dollars and ninety-one cents. 

"To William Crawford and James Harvey, seven thousand 
five hundred and sixty dollars and ninety-one cents. 

To John A. Hendricks and John Push, two thousand five 
hundred and thirty-seven dollars and eighty-three cents. 

To Ezra Durgin, one hundred and thirty-three dollars and 
eight cents. 

"To L. P. Sanger, six hundred and fifty-nine dollars and 
seventy-nine cents. 

To Elhannan Gay, Mace Gay and Daniel Gould, nine 
hundred and forty-five dollars and fifty-four cents. 

To Benjamin B. Reynolds and the estate of William E. 
Armstrong, three hundred and forty-one dollars and eighty- 
two cents. 

To Thomas Williams and Hart L. Stewart, two thousand 
two hundred and seventy-five dollars and sixty-three cents. 

To Hiram Blanchard and Ira Blanchard and Joel Matte- 
son, three thousand eig-ht hundred and eio-htv-four dollars and 
fifty-six cents. 

To Erastus ISTewton and William A. Baldwin, two thou- 
sand and sixty-one dollars and thirteen cents. 

To John T. Temple, one thousand and twenty-one doUars 
and twenty-tliree cents. 

To JSTathaniel J. Brown,' five thousand five hundred and 
seventy-one dollars and ten cents. 



THORNTON LOAN. 215 

To William L. Pierce, two thousand six hundred and sixty- 
three dollars and twenty-six cents. 

To James Stout, administrator James Ryan, deceased, 
two hundred and forty-nine dollars and forty-six cents. 

To Edward McSweeny, one thousand seven hundred and 
ninety-five dollars and twenty cents. 

To A. P. McDonald, forty-seven dollars and four cents. 

To James H. Brooks, administrator of James Brooks, de- 
ceased, three thousand eight hundred and twenty-five dollars 
and seventy-eight cents. 

To Erastus Newton, seven hundred and fifteen dollars and 
fifty-six cents. 

To John H. McFarran, tw^o thousand nine hundi-ed and 
twenty-fom* dollars and fifteen cents ; with interest added to 
the said several sums above particularly specified from March 
1st, 185T ; the said sums having been severally awarded to 
the said individuals and firms, by the commissioners afore- 
said ; the said several sums being of principal, one hundred 
and forty-nine thousand six hundred and ninety-seven dollars /• 

forty- six cents. 

§ 2. The aforesaid bonds shall be signed by the Governor interest on bonds 
and countersigned by the Treasurer and verified by the 
great seal of State, and shall bear interest at the rate of six 
per cent, per annum, jDayable semi-annually, in the city of 
jN'ew York ; said bonds to bear date March 1st, 1861, and 
be reimbursable in the city of New York, at the pleas- 
ure of the State, at any time after January 1st, 1879 ; and 
for the payment of the same, the faith of the State is hereby 
pledged. 

§ 3. Said bonds shall be issued and delivered to the par- Fractional sums, 
ties aforesaid, or to their legal representatives, in sums of 
one .thousand dollars each. In cases where there are frac- 
tions, the Governor shall issue to the parties certificates for 
the several sums less than one thousand dollars, which shall 
be convertible into bonds, as aforesaid, when presented in 
sums insufiicient for that purpose. And for any fraction re- 
maining after all of said certificates shall be converted into 
])onds, as aforesaid, the Auditor shall issue his warrant upon 
the Treasurer for such fractional sum as may remain : Pro- 
vided^ that no bond shall be delivered until the claimant, or 
his or their representative who shall receive the same, shall 
execute and deliver to the Auditor a release of all other Release of claims, 
claims or demands investigated by the Commissioners here- 
inbefore named, r.nd all other claims said parties may have 
against the State of Illinois, in connection with or relating 
to said Illinois avJ Michigan Canal. 

§ 4. JSTothin • in this act contained shall be construed to 
prevent other in ividuals or firms th^n those nanied in the 
foregoing awar ! , and who may claim a legal or equitable 
interest therein, in whole or in part, of each sever :d awards, 
from contesting in a court of law or equity the right of such 



216 TOWI^SHIP ORGANIZATION. 

person or lirm as the above award may be in favor of and 
of being substantiated, by judgment or decree of a compe- 
cnt court, for the individuals or firms in favor of whom any 
of said awards are made, in respect to the receipt of the 
same or any part thereof 

§ 6. This act shall be a public act and be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Appkoved February 21, 1861. 



]n force April 1 AN" ACT to reduce the act to provide for Township Organization, and the 
^^^^- several at is amendatory thereof, into one act, and to amend the same. 

ARTICLE FIRST. 

PROCEEDINGS TO APOPT TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 

Section 1, Be it enacted hy the Peoiple of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the Creneral Assembly, That at any 
general election that ma}^ be holden in the several counties 
in this State, the qualified voters in any county may vote 
for or against township organization in any county in this ; 
State. ; 

tiie^tion of adop- ^ 2. Tbc countv court, on petition of fifty le2jal voteri ' 

tion to be sub- n > -i i S i ^ i • i i i? 

mit.ted on peti- 01 said couuty, sliall cause to be submitted to the voters oi 
the county the question of township organization, under 
this act, by ballot, to be written or printed, or partly 
written or partly printed, " For Township Organization," or 
"Against Township Organization " — to be canvassed and : 
returned in like manner as votes for State and county 
officers. 

Eiecti)3 return?. § 2>. The clcrk of thc couuty court shall enter an abstraict 
of the returns of said election, to be made out and certified 
as in elections for State and county ofiicers, record the same 
at length upon the record of the county court of the county, 
and shall certify the same to the Auditor of Public 
Accounts. 

§ 4. If it shall appear, by the returns of said election, 
tliat a majority of the legal voters of said county are for town- 
ship organization, then the county so voting in favor of it* 
adoption shall be governed by and subject to the provisions 
of this act, on and after the first Tuesday of April nexl 
succeeding: Provided, that a majority of the voters voting 
at such election shall be taken and deemed a majority of th< 
voters of said county. 

^i*iS.pj. '"^^ § ^- The county court shall, at its next session, appoin 
three commissioners, residents of the county, to divide t}i< 
county into towns or townships ; and the said commission 
ers' services shall be audited by the first board of supervi 
sors, and paid by the county. 



TOWNSHIP OKGANIZATION. 217 

§ 6. The commissioners shall proceed to divide such ^g^f,'^'^^ ^*^^'^' 
county into towns, by making as man}^ towns as there are 
townships, according to government surveys. Where frac- 
tions of townships are caused by the county lines not being 
in accordance with the surveyed townships, then the com- 
missioners may attach such fractions to adjoining towns, 
where the number of inhabitants or the amount of territory 
shall not be sufhcient for a separate town. "Where a sur- 
veyed township shall have too few inhabitants for a separate 
organization, then such township may be added to some 
adjoining town, or such township may be divided between 
two or moi-e towns, for the time being. And when creeks 
or rivers may so divide such township as to be inconvenient 
for transacting town business, then such creek or river may 
be made the town boundary, and the town fractions so 
tbrmed may be disposed of as fractions caused by county 
lines. 

§ 7. Towns shall be named in accordance with the 
' express wish of the inhabitants of the town ; and if there 
ghall not be a degree of unanimity as to the name, the com- 
imissioners may designate the name. 

§ 8. The commissioners so appointed shall make a writ- Report of commiB- 
ten report of their proceedings, giving the names and bounds "°°^"- 
of each town, and present such report to the clerk of the 
county court, on or before the first day of March next suc- 
ceeding. 

' § 9. The clerk of the county court shall thereupon make 
out notices for each town, designating a suitable place for 
holding the first town meeting in such town, which shall be EiectioD. 
holden on the first Tuesday of April next thereafter, and 
shall deliver such notice to the sheriff' of the county, who 
shall cause the same to be posted in not less than three of 
the most public places of the township, and not less than 
fifteen days before the first Tuesday in April aforesaid. 

§ 10. Each clerk of the county court shall, within thirty cierks. 
days after receiving such report of the commissioners, trans- 
mit, by mail, to the Auditor of Public Accounts of this 
State, an abstract of such report, giving the bounds of each 
town and the name designated ; and said clerk shall record, 
in a book for the purpose, a description of each town as 
fully as the report of the said commissioners. 

i § 11. If the Auditor of Public Accounts, on comparing similarity of nam* 
the abstracts of the reports from the several counties, shall ^^^■• 
find that any two or more townships have names alike, he 
shall transmit to the clerk of the county court of the county 
'or counties which have to alter the name or names of such 
town or towns ; and the board of supervisors of such county 
shall, at its next meeting thereafter, adopt for such town 
some name different from those heretofore named, so that 
no two towns organized under this act shall be named alike ; 

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218 TOWNSHIP OEGANIZATION. 

and when such name shall be adopted, the clerk of the 
comity court shall inform the Auditor of Public Accounts, 
as before directed. 

§ 12. The Auditor of Public Accounts shall make a 
record of the names and boundaries of the several towns 
organized under this act. 

ARTICLE SECOND. 

OF THE POWERS AND RIGHTS OF TOWNS AS BODIES CORPORATE. 1 

§ 1. Each town, as a body corporate, has capacity: I 

1st. To sue and be sued, in the manner prescribed by 
the laws of this State. 
Purchase of lands. 2nd. To purchasc and hold lands within its own limits, 
and for the use of its inhabitants, subject to the power of 
the G-eneral Assembly. 

3rd. To make such contracts, purchase and hold such 
personal property, as may be necessary to the exercise of 
its corporate or administrative powders. 

4th. To make such orders for the disposition, regulation 
or use of its corporate property, as may be deemed condu- 
cive to the interests of its inhabitants. 
"wnve'i-aicIsT'^ § ^' '^^ towm sliall posscss or excrcise any corporate 
powers, except such as are enumerated in this act, or shall 
be specially given by law, or shall be necessary to the exer- 
cise of the powers so enumerated or granted. 

§ 3. All acts or proceedings by or against a town, in its 
corporate capacity, shall be in the name of such town ; but 
every conveyance of land within the limits of such town, 
made, in any manner, for the use or benefit of its inhabit- 
ants, shall have the same effect as if made to the town by 
name. 

ARTICLE THIRD. 

OF THK ALTERATION OP BOUNDARIES AND DIVISION OP TOWNS, AND EFFECT 
THEREOF ON THEIR CORPORATE RIGHTS. 

§ 1. The board of supervisors of each county shall have ■ 
full and complete power and jurisdiction to alter the boun- 
daries of towns, to change town lines, and to divide, enlarge 
and to create new towns, in their respective counties, to suit 
the convenience of the inhabitants residing therein ; but no 
new town shall be created, under the provisions of this act, 
unless there shall be at least thirty legal voters residing in 
such new town, nor unless at least twenty of such legal 
petitions for Chan- voters of such towu shall petition for such alteration; nor I 
giBg boundaries, ghall any new town hereafter be made or created, or any 
town divided, or the boundaries of any town changed by 
the board of supervisors, within their respective counties, 
without at least sixty days' notice thereof has been given, 
before the presentation of the petition therefor, by posting 



TOWNSHIP OEaANIZATION. 219 

up not less than five notices in the most public places of the 
town or towns interested, and by also publishing such notice 
at least once in some newspaper published in the county 
ivherein said towns are situated, if any shall be published 
therein. 

§ 2. In case any town, in any county wherein township ^io^'^offi^ra*'*** 
organization has been or may be hereafter adopted, shall 
refuse or neglect to organize and elect town officers, at the 
time fixed by law for holding annual meetings, it shall be 
lawful for twelve freeholders of the town to call a town 
meeting for the purposes aforesaid, by posting up notices in 
six public places in such town, giving at least ten days' 
notice of such meeting; which notice shall set forth the 
time, place and object of such meeting ; and the electors, 
when assembled by virtue of such notice, shall have and 
possess all the powers conferred upon them at the annual 
town meeting. In case no such notice shall be given, as 
aforesaid, within thirty days after the time for holding the 
annual town meeting, the board of supervisors of the county 
shall, upon the aflidavit of any freeholder of said town, filed 
in the ofiice of the county clerk or clerk of the board, set- 
ting forth the facts, proceed, at any regular or special 
meeting of the board, and appoint the necessary town offi- Appointment t,t 
cersfor such town; and the persons so appointed shall hold board of mfper^ 
their respective offices until others are chosen or appointed ■°'^*" 
in their places, and shall have the same powers, and be 
subject to the same duties and penalties, as if they had 
been duly chosen by the electors of the town. 

§ 3. Whenever it shall be made to appear to the board PaUure to qualify 
of supervisors that the town officers appointed by them, or 
any preceding board, as provided in the foregoing section, 
shall have failed to qualify, as required by law, so that such 
town cannot become organized, the board of supervisors 
may annex such town to any adjoining town; and the said 
town so annexed shall thereafter form and constitute a part 
of said adjoining town. 

S 4. When a town seized of real estate shall be divided DivWon of mi 

, •> , . , /» -I estate and dlvls- 

mto two or more towns, the supervisors and assessors oi the ion of townships, 
several towns constituted by such division shall meet as soon 
as may be after the first town meetings subsequently held 
in such towns, and, when so met, shall have power to make 
such agreement concerning the disposition to be made of 
such town property and the apportionment of the proceeds 
as shall be equitable, and to take all measures and execute 
all conveyances which may be necessary to carry such agree- 
ment into efiect. 

§ 5. When any such town shall be altered in its limits, 
by the annexing of a part of its territory to another town or 
towns, the supervisors and assessors of the town from which 
such territory shall be taken and of the town or towns to 
which the same shall be annexed shall, as soon as may be 



220 Towjsrsnip organizatiox. 

after such alteration, meet for the purpose, and possess the 

powers provided in the last preceding section. 

Division of mon- § t). When a town, possessed of or entitled to money, 

TidedL °^^^ ' Hghts or crcdits or other personal estate, shall be so divided 

or altered, such personal estate, including moneys, shall be 

apportioned between the towns interested therein, by the 

suj^ervisors and assessors of such towns, according to the 

amount of taxable property in the town divided or altered, 

as the same existed immediately before such division or 

alteration — to be ascertained by the last assessment list of 

such town ; and such supervisors and assessors shall meet, 

for the purposes aforesaid, as soon as may be after the first 

town meetings subsequently held in such tow^ns. 

Meeting of town R 7^ Whenever a meeting: of the supervisors and asses- 
assessors and su- r> , . ini ■ ^ ' li 

pervisors. sors 01 two or more towns shall be required, m order to 
carry into effect the provisions of this article, such meeting 
may be called by either of said supervisors ; but the super- 
visor calling the same shall give at least three days' notice, 
in writing, to all the other officers of the time and place at 
which such meeting is to be held. 

§ 8. The preceding sections shall not, however, apply 
to any cemetery or burial ground, but the same shall belong 
to the town within which it may be situated after a division 
shall have been made. 

§ 9. Debts owing by a town so subdivided or altered shall 
be apportioned in the same manner as the personal property 
of such town ; and each town shall thereafter be charged 
with its share of such debts, according to such apportionment. 

ARTICLE FOURTH. 

OF TOWX MEETINGS AND THK POWERS OF ELECTORS. 

Notice of town § 1. The citizcus of thc scvcral towus of this State, quali- 
meetings. ^^^ ^^ ^j^^ constitutiou to votc at general elections, shall 

annually assemble and hold town meetings in their respec- 
tive towns, on the first Tuesday of April, at such place in 
each town as the electors thereof, at their annual town meet- 
ings, shall from time to time appoint; and notice of the 
time and place of holding such meeting shall be given by 
the town clerk, by posting up written or printed notices in 
three of the most public places in said town, at least ten 
days prior to said meeting ; and if there shall be a newspa- 
per published in said town such notice shall be inserted at 
least once therein, prior to said meeting. 
Town officers. § 2. There shall be chosen, at the annual town meeting, 

in each town, one supervisor, one town clerk, one assessor, 
one collector, one overseer of the poor, one commissioner of 
highways, two constables, two justices of the peace, as many 
overseers of highways as there are road districts in the 
town, and so many pound masters as the electors may de- 
termine : Provided^ that justices of the peace and constables 



TOWNSHIP OKaANIZATION. 221 

shall be elected only once in four years, except to fill vacan- 
cies; and snch justices and constables shall be successors to 
precinct justices and constables: Provided^ further^ that any 
town having eight hundred or more legal voters shall be 
entitled to elect one additional supervisor, styled assistant 
supervisor. 

§ 3. In all towns having a population of more than two Additional jus- 
thousand inhabitants, it shall be lawful for the qualified ^*^^^° ^^^*^^* 
voters thereof to elect one justice of the peace and one con- 
stable for each and every thousand of its inhabitants, until 
the population shall reach five thousand, after which the 
number of justices of the peace and constables shall not be 
increased. Said justices of the peace and constables shall 
be elected in the same manner and shall hold their oflices 
for the same term of time as other justices of the peace and 
constables. Said justices of the peace shall be commissioned 
by the Governor, and shall have the same jurisdiction, 
power and authority, and be subject to the same liabilities 
and shall execute bond and be sworn in the same manner as 
other justices of the peace. 

§ 4. The assessor and commissioners of highways, elected Fence viewers. 
in every town, shall, by virtue of their oflice, be fence viewers 
of such town. 

§ 5. The electors of each town shall have power, at their 
annual town meetings : 

1st. To determine the number of pound masters and the 
locality of pounds. 

2d. To elect such town ofiicers as may be required to be 
chosen. 

3d. To direct the institution and defense of suits at law 
or in equity in all controversies between such, town and cor- 
poration, individuals or other towns. 

■ith. To direct such sum to be raised in such town for Expense of con- 
prosecuting or defending such suits, or for the support and ^"^^''^^ ^**- 
maintenance of roads and bridges, or for any other purpose, 
as they may deem necessary ; also, to authoi'ize and require 
the commissioners of highways to assess a road tax on all 
real estate and personal property liable to taxation in the 
town, to any amount not exceeding thirty cents on each 
hundred dollars' worth, as valued on the assessment roll of 
the previous year. 

5th. To take measures and give directions for the exer- 
cise of their corporate powers. 

6th. To make such provisions, by-laws and regulations Removal of tws- 
and allow such rewards for the destruction of Canada this- ^^^^•^^^^^' ^**=- 
ties or noxious weeds as they may deem necessary, and to 
raise money therefor ; also to impose such penalties as they 
may think proper, not exceeding twenty-five dollars for 
each offense, for a violation of any . provisions, by-laws or 
regulations made as aforesaid. 



222 



TOWNSHIP OEGAJSnZATION. 



Restraiuing 
stock. 



of 



Fences. 



Penalties. 



By-laws 



Yth. To establish and maintain pounds at sucli places 
within the town as may be deemed necessary and convenient, 
and discontinue any pounds therein. 

8th. To restrain or prohibit the running at large of cat- 
tle, horses, mules, asses, hogs, sheep or goats ; to authorize 
the distraining, impounding and sale of the same for penal- 
ties incurred and the costs of the proceedings, and to deter- 
mine the time and manner in which such animals may go 
at large. 

9th. To make rules and regulations for ascertaining the 
sufficiency of all fences in such towns, and to determine 
what shall be a lawful fence within such town. ^| 

10th. To impose such penalties on persons offending 
against any rule, regulation or by-laws, established by such 
town, except such as relate to the keeping and maintaining 
of fences, as they may think proper, not exceeding ten dol- 
lars for each ofl'ense, unless a different penalty is provided 
by law, and to remit or refund penalties incurred or paid. 

11th. To apply all penalties, when collected, in such 
manner as they may deem most conducive to the interests 
of the town. 

12th. To make all such by-laws as may be necessary to 
carry into effect the powers herein granted. Whenever the 
electors of any town shall determine, at town meeting, to 
erect one or more pounds therein, the same shall be under 
the care and direction of such pound masters as shall be 
chosen or appointed for that purpose. 

§ 6. The sale of animals distrained or impounded, under 
the provisions herein, shall be conducted as near as may be 
according to the law regulating sales of property by consta- 
bles under execution. The owner of such animals shall 
have the right to redeem the same from the purchaser there- 
of, any time within three months from the date of sale, by 
paying the amount of the purchaser's bid, with interest 
thereon at the rate of ten per cent, per annum. 
ubUcationofby- § 7. It shall be the duty of the town clerk to cause all 
by-laws, rules and regulations of the town, within twenty 
days after their adoption, to be published, by posting in 
three public places in the town ; also, if the town shall 
so direct, causing the same to be inserted once in a news- 
paper published in the town, if any there shall be ; if not, 
then in any newspaper published in the county ; but all such 
by-laws, rules and regulations shall take effect and be in 
force from the date of being adopted, unless otherwise 
directed by the electors of the town. 

§ 8. Special town meetings shall be held when the 
supervisor, town clerk and justice of the peace, or any two 
of them, together with at least twelve freeholders of the 
town, shall, in writing, file in the office of the town clerk a 
statement that a special meeting is necessary to the interest 
of the town, setting forth the object of tlie meeting ; and 



ale of animals 
mpounded. 



laws 



Special 
meetings 



town 



TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 223 

the town clerk, or, in case of his absence, the supervisor, 
shall post up notices in five of the most public places in the 
town, giving at least ten days' notice of such special town 
meeting, setting forth the object of the meeting, as contained 
in the statement filed in his oflice. Such nodce shall like- 
wise be inserted at least once in a newspaper published in 
the town, if any is pubhshed therein The place of holding- 
special town meetings shall be at the place where the last 
annual town meeting was held ; but in case such place shall 
be found inconvenient, the meeting may adjourn to the near- 
est convenient place. 

§ 9. The electors, at special town meeting's, when pro- p°^^«,^ °' electors 

1 11I11-'- ^ ' ■'■ to fill vacancies. 

perly convened, shall have power : 

Ist. To fill vacancies in the ofiice of justices of the 
peace, and to fill vacancies in the ofiice of constable, or any 
town oflicer, where the same shall not have been already 
filled by appointment. 

2d. To provide for raising money for repairing highways to raise money. 
or building or repairing bridges, in cases of emergency, and 
to direct the building or repairing thereof. 

3d. To act upon any subiect within the power of the to transact un- 

1, . ,-, ^ 1,*' *',. T-i i 1 finished business 

electors at the annual town meetmg, which w^as postponed 
at the preceding annual town meeting, to be considered at 
a future special town meeting, for want of time. But special 
town meetings shall have no power to act on any subject not 
embraced in the statement and notice calling the same. 

§ 10. During the day on which any annual or special 
town meeting shall be held every person in the town, enti- 
tled to vote at such town meeting, shall be privileged from 
arrest, in all cases, except treason, felony or breach of the 
peace. 

ARTICLE FIFTH. 

OF THE METHOD OF CONDUCTING TOWN MEETINGS. 

§ 1. The electors present at any time between the hours officers of town 
of nine and ten (10) o'clock, in the forenoon of the day on "^^'^^e- 
which there is an annual or special town meeting, shall 
be called to order by the town clerk, if there be one. In 
case there be none, or he is not present, then the voters 
may elect, by acclamation, one of their number chairman. 
They shall then proceed to choose one of their number to 
preside as moderator of such town meeting. 

§ 2. Before the moderator or the presiding officer of any oath of office. 
town meeting shall enter upon the duties af his office he 
shall take an oath faithfully and impartially to discharge 
the duties of such office; which oath may be administered 
by tlie town clerk or other proper officer. 

§ 3. The town clerk, last before elected or appointed, cierk's minutes, 
shall be the clerk of the town meeting, and shall keep faith- 
ful minutes of its proceedings ; in which he shall enter, at 



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TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 



Clerk pro tern. 



length, every order or direction and all rules and regulations 
made bj such meeting. 

§ 4. If the town clerk be absent then such person as 
shall be chosen for that purpose by the electors present shall 
act as clerk of the meeeting. 

§ 5. The moderator chosen by the electors to preside at 
the annual or special town meeting shall regulate the busi- 
ness and proceedings thereof, and shall decide all questions 
of order, and shall make public declaration of all votes 
passed. When any vote, so declared by him, shall, upon 
such declaration being questioned by one or more of the 
electors present, he shall make the vote certain by causing 
the voters to rise and be counted or by dividing off. 

§ 6. All questions upon motions made at town meetings 
shall be determined by the majority of the electors voting; 
and the officer presiding at such meeting shall ascertain aud 
declare the result of the votes upon each question. 
Order of business § 7.- It shall uot be lawful for the electors, at the annual 
town meeting, to commence the transaction of any business, 
except that which shall pertain to the organization of the 
meeting and the election of the officers of the town, until 
the hour of two o'clock, in the afternoon; at which^^hour, or 
as soon thereafter as the electors present may determine, 
the general business of the day, which the electors may 
lawfully transact at town meetings, shall commence, and be 
continued until such business shall be disposed of; upon the 
completion of which the moderator shall announce the mis- 
cellaneous business of the day to be closed; after which 
announcement no further business shall be transacted at 
that meeting, unless the electors shall, at the time of such 
announcement, as aforesaid, so order, except the election of 
officers, as aforesaid, or that which appertains thereto; after 
which no question already disposed of shall be reconsidered, 
unless the motion for such reconsideration shall be sustained 
by a number of votes equal to a majority of all the names 
entered on the poll list, at such meeting, up to the time such 
motion shall be made. 

§ 8. If any person shall conduct in a disorderly manner 
at any town meeting, and, after notice from the moderator, 
shall persist therein, the moderator may order him to -with- 
draw from the meeting, and, on his refusal, may order a 
constable or other person to take him from the meeting, and 
confine him in some convenient place until the meeting shall 
adjourn; and the person so refusing to withdraw shall, for 
such offense, further forfeit a sum, not exceeding ten dollars, 
for the use of the town. 

§ 9. ISTo person shall be a voter at any town meeting, 
unless he shall be qualified to vote at general elections, and 
has been for the last thirty days an actual resident of the 
town wherein he shall offer to vote. 



Disorderly con 
duct. 



Qualification 
vot«rs. 



of 



TOWNSHIP OEGANIZATIOX. 225 

§ 10. If any person offering to vote at any election or ^^'^E''^ ^'^""s- 
upon any question arising at sncli town meeting shall be 
challenged as an unqualified voter the presiding otiicer shall 
proceed thereupon in like manner as the judges at the gen- 
eral elections are required, adapting the oath to the circum- 
stances of the town meeting, 

§ 11. If any person, challenged as unqualified to vote 
at any town meeting, shall be guilty of Avillful and corrupt 
false swearing or affirming, in taking the oath required in 
the preceding section, such person shall be deemed guilty 
of willful and corrupt perjury, and punished accordingly. 

§ 12, Any person who shall vote or offer to vote in any 
town in which he does not reside, or who shall vote or offer 
,to vote in more than one town, or who shall vote or offer to 
vote more than once on the same day at any town meeting, 
or who is not a legal voter, he shall be guilt}'- of a misde- 
meanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be punished by a 
fine of not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisoned 
not exceeding six months, or both by such fine and impris- 
onment. 

§ 13. Town meetings shall be kept open from the time Adjournment. 
of opening in the morning until six o'clock in the afternoon, 
unless the voters present may, by vote, adjourn one hour, 
from twelve till one o'clock; and at all town meetings and 
elections of town officers the polls may be closed at four 
o'clock in the afternoon, but may be kept oj^en until a later 
hour, in the discretion of the electors. 

§ 14. The minutes of the proceedings of every town 
meeting, subscribed by the clerk of said meeting, and by 
the presiding officer, shall be tiled in the oflice of the town 
clerk, within two days after such town meeting. 

^ 15. Before the electors shall proceed to elect any town 
officer proclamation shall be made of the opening of the 
polls, by the town clerk; and proclamation shall, in like 
manner, be made of each adjournment, and of the opening 
and closing of the polls, until the election is ended. 

§ 16. The supervisor, town clerk, assessor, overseer of ^J^^^^°^ '=^°°'">s 
the poor, collector, commissioners of highways, constables, 
and justices of the peace, shall be chosen by ballot. All 
other ofiicers shall be chosen, either by ballot, by yeas and 
nays, or by dividing the electors, as the electors of the meet- 
ing may determine. When the electors vote by ballot all The preparation 
the officers voted for shall be named in one ballot; which ''^ ^''^^''*^- 
shall contain written or printed, or partly written and partly 
printed, the names of the persons voted for, and the offices 
to which such persons are intended to be chosen, and shall 
be delivered to the presiding officer, so folded as to conceal 
the contents. 

§ IT. When the election is by ballot a poll list shall be 
kept by the clerk of the meeting, on which shall be entered 
the ijame of each person whose vote shall be received. 
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226 TOWNSHIP OEGANIZATION. 

§ 18. When the election is by ballot the presiding officer 
shall deposit the ballots in a box provided for that purjDose. 
§ 19. It* any moderator shall at any town meeting, before 
the poll is closed, read or examine, or premit any person to 
read or examine the names on any voter's ballot, with the 
view of ascertaining any candidate voted for by him, such 
moderator shall forfeit, to the use of the town, the sum of 
twenty-live dollars. 

Canvassing of the § 20. At the closc of cvcry clcction by ballot the presi- 
ding officer shall proceed publicly to canvass the votes; 
which canvass, when commenced, shall be continued without 
adjournment or interruption until the same be completed. 

§ 21. The canvass shall be conducted by taking a ballot 
at a time from the ballot box and continue counting until 
the number of ballots are equal to the number of names on 
the poll list, and if there shall be any left in the box they 
shall be immediately destroyed ; and such persons as shall 
have the greatest number of votes shall be declared to be 
elected. If on opening the ballots two or more ballots shall 
be found to be so folded that it shall be apjDarent that the 
same person voted them, the presiding officer shall destroy 
such votes immediately. 

statement of tiie § 22. The cauvass being completed, a statement of the 

'^^^^'^' result shall be entered at length, by the clei-k of the meeting, 

in the minutes of its proceedings, to be kept by him, as 
before required, which shall be publicly read by him to the 
meeting; and such reading shall be deemed notice of the 
result of the election to every person whose name shall be 

Tie- entered on the poll list as a voter. In case two or more 

persons shall have an equal number of votes for the same 
office the question, of which shall be entitled to the office, 
shall be decided between such persons, by lot, under the 
direction of the town clerk ; but he shall give each party 
notice of the time and place of drawing lots. 

Notice to person § 23. The clcrk of cvcry town meeting, within ten days 
thereafter, shall transmit to each person elected to any town 
office, whose name shall not have been entered on the poll 
list as a voter, a notice of his election. 

§ 24. The town clerk shall file in the office of the clerk 
of the county «ourt a list of the names of all town officers 
elected at the annual town meeting, within twenty days 
after such election shall be held. 

ARTICLE SIXTH. 

U¥ QUALIFICATION AND TENURE OF OFFICE. 

§ 1. No person shall be eligible to any town office, unless 
he shall have been one year a resident of such town. 
Oath of Office. § 2. Evcry person chosen or appointed to the office of 
supervisor, town clerk, assessor, overseer of the poor, com- 



TOWNSHIP OEaANIZATION. 227 

missioner of highways, or collector, before he enters iipou 
the duties of his office and within ten days after he shall be 
notified of his election or appointment, shall take and snlj- 
scribe, before some justice of the peace, such oath or affir- 
mation of office as is prescribed by law. 

§ 3. Such person shall, within eight days thereafter, cause 
such certificate to be filed in the office of town clerk. 

§ 4. If any person chosen or appointed to either or any 
of the town offices above enumerated shall neglect to take 
and subscribe such oath and cause the certificate thereof to 
be filed, as above required, such neglect shall be deemed a 
refusal to serve. 

§ 5. Every person chosen or appointed to the office of Notice of acccp- 
overseer of highways or pound master, before he enters on 
the duties of his office and within ten days after he shall 
have been notified of his election or ajDpointment, shall cause 
to be filed in the office of town clerk a notice, signifying his 
acceptance of such office. A neglect to cause such notice to 
be filed shall be a refusal to serve. 

§ 6. Every person chosen or appointed to the office of collector's bond. 
collector, before he enters upon the duties of his office and 
within eight days after he receives notice of the amount of 
taxes to be collected by him, shall execute to the supervisor 
of the town, and his successor in office, and lodge with him 
a bond, with one or more securities, to be approved by such 
supervisor, in double the amount of such taxes, conditioned 
for the faithful execution of his duties as such collector. 

§ 7. The supervisor shall, within six days thereafter, file Bond to be alien 
such bond, with his approval indorsed thereon, in the office °° p^p^'^fy- 
of the recorder, who shall make an entry thereof in a book 
to be provided for the purpose, in the same manner in w^hich 
judgments are recorded; and every such bond shall be a 
lien on all the real estate, severally, of such collector, within 
the county at the time of the filing thereof, and shall con- 
tinue to be such lien until its conditions, together with all 
costs and charges which may accrue by the prosecution 
thereof, shall be fully satisfied ; and all actions against the 
sureties on any collector's bond shall be commenced within 
two years from the date of the execution thereof, and not 
afterwards : Provided^ that actions upon existing bonds shall 
be commenced within six months from the date of the pas- 
sage of this act and not afterwards. 

§ 8. In any town in which there shall be no town 
supervisor the collector of the town may make his official 
bond to the clerk of the county court of the county in which 
said town may be situated. 

§ 9. Every person chosen or appointed to the office of constables oath 
constable, before he enters upon the duties of his office and 
within eight days after he shall be notified of his election 
or appointment, shall take and subscribe, before some justice 
of the peace of the county, the oath of office prescribed by 



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Actions 
bonds. 



upon 



Forfeitures. 



law, and shall execute, in the presence of the supervisor or 
town clerk of the town, with one or more sureties, to be 
approved of by such supervisor or town clerk, an instrunient, 
in writing, [in] Mdiich such constable and his sureties shall 
jointly and severally agree to pay to each and every person 
who may be entitled thereto all such sums of money as the 
said constable may become liable to pay on account of any 
executions which shall be delivered to him for collection by 
virtue of his office, and all such damages as each and every 
person may sustain by reason of any malfeasance, misfeas- 
ance or nonperformance of duty on the part of said consta- 
ble. 

§ 10. The supervisor or town clerk shall, if approved, 
indorse such approval on such instrument, which shall be 
his approval of the sureties therein named, and then shall 
cause the same to be filed in the office of the town clerk ; 
and a copy of such instrument, certified by the town clerk, 
shall be presumptive evidence in all courts of the execution 
thereof by such constables and his sureties. 

§ 11. All actions against a constable or his sureties upon 
such instrument shall be prosecuted within two 3'ears after 
the expiration of the term for which the constable named 
therein shall have been elected or appointed. 

§ 12. If any person chosen or appointed to the office of 
collector or constable, shall not give such security and take 
such oath as is required above, within the time limited for 
that purpose, such neglect shall be deemed a refusal to 
serve. 

§ 13. If any person chosen or appointed to the office of 
supervisor, town clerk, assessor, commissioners of highways, 
or overseer of the poor, shall refuse to serve, he shall forfeit 
to the town the sum of twenty-five dollars. 

§ 1-1. If any person chosen or appointed to the office of 
overseer of highways or pound master shall refuse to serve 
he shall forfeit to the town ten dollars. 

§ 15. If any town officer, who is required by law to take 
the oath of office, shall enter upon the duties of his office 
before he shall have taken such oath, he shall forfeit to the 
town the sum of fifty dollars. 

§ 16. Town officers, except justices of the peace and 
constables, shall hold their office for one year and until 
others are chosen or appointed in their places and are quali- 
fied. The justices of the peace and constables shall hold 
their offices for four years or until others are chosen and 
qualified. 

§ 17. Whenever the term of any supervisor, town clerk, 
commissioner of highways, or overseer of the poor shall ex- 
pire and other persons shall be elected or appointed to such 
office, it shall be the duty of such successor or successors, 
immediately after he or they shall have entered on the 
duties of the office, to demand of his or their predecessor all 



TOW]SrSHIP ORGANIZATION. 229 

the books and papers under his or their control, belonging 
to such office. 

§ 18. AVhenever either of the officers above named shall 
resign or the office become vacant, in any wa)^, and another 
person shall be elected or appointed in his stead, the person 
60 elected or appointed shall make such demand of his pre- 
decessor [or] of any person having charge of such books 
and papers. 

§ 19. It shall be the duty of every person, so going out Delivery of re- 
of office, whenever thereto required, pursuant to the forego- 
ing provisions, to deliver, upon oath, all the records, books 
and papers in his possession or in his control, belonging to 
the office held by him ; which oath may be administered by 
the officer to whom such delivery shall be made. It shall 
also be the duty of every supervisor, commissioner of the 
highways, and overseer of the poor, so going out of office, 
at the same time to pay over to such successor the balance 
of moneys remaining in his hands, as ascertained by the 
auditoi's of town accounts. 

§ 20. Upon the death of any of the officers enumerated The death of per- 
tlie successor of such officer shall make such demand, as 
above provided, of the executors or administrators of such 
deceased officer ; and it shall be the duty of such executors 
or administrators to deliver, upon the like oath, all records, 
books and papers, in their possession or under their control, 
belonging to the office held by their testator or intestate. 

ARTICLE SEVENTH. 

TACANCIES IN TO"WX OFFICES AXD THE MANXER OF FILLING THEM. 

S 1. Whenever any town shall fail to elect the proper banner of miing 
number of town officers, to which such town may be enti- 
tled hy law, or when any person elected to any town office 
shall fail to qualify as such, or whenever any vacancy shall 
happen in any town office, from death, resignation, removal 
from the town, or other cause, it shall be lawful for the jus- 
tices of the peace of the town, together with the supervisor 
and town clerk, to fill the vacancy or vacancies occasioned 
or occurring in consequence of either or any of the causes 
above specilied, b}^ appointment, by warrant, under their 
hands and seals ; and the persons so appointed shall hold 
their respective offices during the unexpired term of the per- 
sons in whose stead they have been appointed and until 
others are chosen or appointed in their places, and shall 
have the same powers and be subject to the same duties and 
penalties as if they had been duly chosen by the electors. 

§ 2. Whenever a vacancv shall occur, from any cause, in Appointment to 

• .1 ,. 1 ,,T " 1 • 1 p • fil' vacancy. 

any or either oi the otnces enumerated m the toregomg sec- 
tion as composing the board of appointment for the appoint- 
ing of town officers, in case of vacancy, it shall be lawful for 
the remaining officers of such appointing board to fill any va- 



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1 



Rcsiarnation. 



cancy or vacancies thus occurring, except in cases of vacancy 
in the office of justice of the peace, which shall be filled only 
by election. 

§ 3. When any appointment shall be made, as provided 
in the two j^recediug sections, the officers making the same 
shall cause the warrant of appointment to be forthwith filed 
in the office of the town clerk, who shall forthwith give no- 
tice to each person appointed. 

§ 4. The justices of the peace of a town may, for suffi- 
cient cause shown to them, accept the resignation of any 
town officer of their town ; and whenever they shall accept 
any such resignation they shall forthwith give such notice 
thereof to the town clerk of the town : Provided^ that in 
towns having more than two justices of the peace such re- 
signation may be accepted by any two of them. 



ARTICLE EIGHTH. 



OF SUPERVISOR AND HIS DUTIES. 



Supervisor's 
Loud. 



Recovery of pen- 
alties. 



Accounts and ex- 
penditures. 



§ 1. The supervisor of each town shall receive and pay 
over all moneys raised therein for defraying town charges, 
except those raised for the support of highways and bridges. 
Said super\-isor shall give bond to the town, witli one or 
more sureties, conditioned for the laithful discharge of his 
duties in relation to the town revenue — such bond to be 
approved by the town clerk and filed in his office, with such 
approval indorsed thereon. Whenever the town clerk shall 
ascertain that such bond has been forfeited he shall institute 
suit, in the name and for the use of the inhabitants of the 
town, against such supervisor. 

§ 2. He shall prosecute, in the name of his town or 
otherwise, as may be necessary, for all penalties of fifty 
dollars and under, given by law to such town, or for its use, 
and for which no other officer is specially directed to prose- 
cute. And no person shall be disqualified from being a 
witness or juror in such suit by reason of his being an in- 
habitant of said town. 

§ 3. lie shall keep a just and true account of the re- 
ceipts and expenditures of all moneys which shall come into 
his hands, by virtue of his office, in a book to be provided 
for that purpose at the expense of the town ; and said books 
to be delivered to his successors in office. 

§ 4. On Tuesday preceding the annual town meeting 
he shall account with the justices of the peace and town 
clerk of the town, or a majority of them, for the disburse- 
ment of all moneys received by him in his official capacity. 

§ 5. At every such accountiug the justices and town 
clerk, or a majority of them, shall enter a certificate in the 
supervisor's office book of accounts, showing the state of his 
accounts at the date of the certificate. 



TOWNSHIP OEaANIZATION. 231 

§ 6. The supervisor of each town shall attend the an- 
nual meeting of the board of supervisors of the county and 
at every adjourned or special meeting of said board of 
which he shall have notice. 

§ T. He shall receive all accounts which may be pre- Accounts against 
sented to him against the town, and shall lay them before ^'"^^'^^™- 
the board of town auditors, at or before their annual meet- 
ing. 

§ 8. He shall lay before the board of supervisors such 
copies of entries concerning moneys to be raised in his town 
as shall be delivered to him by the town clerk. 

§ 9. If any supervisor shall refuse or shall willfully Neglect of duty. 
neglect to perform any of the duties of his office, contained 
in the preceding section, he shall forfeit to the town the sum 
of fifty dollars, and be disqualified to act as the supervisor 
of said town. 

§ 10. Assistant supervisors and supervisors of wards in 
cities shall have no powers or duties as town ofiicers, but 
shall be members of the board of supervisors of their respec- 
tive counties, and shall have, possess and enjoy all the 
rights, powers and privileges of such members. 

ARTICLE NINTH. 

OF TOWN CLERK AND HIS DUTIES. 

§ 1. The town clerk of each town in this State shall ^^""^'^ '•^'^o''^^- 
have the custody of all records, books and papers of the 
town, and he shall duly file all certificates of oaths and other 
papers required by law to be filed in his ofiice. 

§ 2, He shall transcribe in the book of records of his 
town the minutes of the proceedings of every town meeting 
held therein, and he shall enter in his book every order or 
direction and all rules and regulations by any such town 
meeting. 

§ 3. He shall deliver to the supervisor, before the an- Returns to be 
nual meeting of the board of supervisors of the county, in omcers. 
each year, certified copies of all entries of votes for raising- 
money, made since the last meeting of the board of super- 
visors, and recorded the same in the town book. 

§ 4. The town clerk, immediately after the election of 
justice of the peace or the qualifying of any constable, elect- 
ed or appointed in their respective towns, shall return to 
the county clerk of their respective counties the names of 
such justices and constables. 

§ 5. If any town clerk shall willfully omit to make such 
, return such omission is hereby declared to be a misdemean- 
; or, and, on conviction thereof, the person so offending shall 
jbe adjudged to pay a fine, not exceeding ten dollars. 
I § 6. Copies of all papers, duly filed in the office of the cierk's certifi- 
jtown clerk, and transcripts from the book of records, oer- ^^® °p"i"^'^- 



232 TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 

tified by him, shall be evidence in all courts, in like manner 
as if the originals were produced. 

ARTICLE TENTH. 

OF THE BOARD OF AUDITORS OF TOWN ACCOUNTS. 



Examination of § 1. lu cacli towu the supcrvisor, town clerk and jus- 
accountb. {[qqq of the pcaco of the town shall constitute a board of au- 

ditors, to examine the accounts of the overseers of the poor 
and the commissioners of highways for such town, for mo- 
neys received and disbursed by them. 

§ 2, Jn case of the absence of any or either of said offi- 
cers, or their failure to attend any meeting of the board, 
those attending may associate with them the collector or as- 
sessor of the town, or both, in place of any absentee or ab- 
sentees, as the case may be, who shall act, for the time be- 
ing, as members of such board. 

Meetings of the § 3. The board of auditors of town accounts shall meet 
town auditors. ^^ ^^iq towii clcrk's officc, for the purpose of examining and 
auditing the town accounts, semi-annually, in their respec- 
tive towns, on the Tuesday next preceding the annual meet- 
ing of the board of supervisors, and on the Tuesday next 
preceding the annual meeting, and such other times as the 
interests of the town may recpiire. 
, § 4. The accounts so audited and those rejected, if any, 

shall be delivered, with the certificate of the auditors, or a 
majority of them, to the town clerk, to be by him kept on 
lile, for the inspection of any of the inhabitants of the town. 
They shall also be produced by the town clerk at the next 
annual meeting and shall be there read by him. 

§ 5. The board of auditors, composed of the same officers 
then in office, shall at the same time and place as stated in 
section two, examine and audit all charges and claims 
against their respective towns, and the compensation of all 
town officers, except supervisors, for county services. 

Accounts verified § 6. Tlic boarcl of aiiditors may require accounts pre- 

by affidavit. gg^ted to bc Verified by affidavit, setting forth that the same 
is correct and just and is unpaid, or, if any part thereof has 
been paid, setting forth how much. 

§ 7. The said board shall make a certificate, to be signed 
by a majority of said board, specifying the nature of the claim 
or demand, and to whom the amount is allowed, and shall 
cause said certificate to be delivered to the town clerk of 
said town, to be by him kept on file, for the inspection of 
any of the inhabitants of said town ; and the aggregate 
amount shall be delivered to the supervisor, to be by him 
laid before the board of supervisors, at their annual meet- 
ing. The board of supervisors shall cause the amount of 
said charges to be levied upon the property of said town, 
and collected as other taxes are levied and collected. The 
claims and compensation audited and allewed shall be read 



TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 233 

to tlie electors, at tlie next annual meeting, as directed in 
section four of this article. 

§ 8. The following shall be deemed town charges : Town charges. 

1st. The compensation of town officers, for services ren- 
dered their respective towns. 

2d. Contingent expenses, necessarily incurred, for the 
use and benefit of the town. 

3d. The moneys authorized to be raised by the vote of 
a town meeting, for any town purposes ; and, 

4:th. Every sum directed by law to be raised for any 
town purposes. 

§ 9. The moneys necessary to defray the town charges 
of each town shall be levied on the taxable property in such 
town, in the manner prescribed in the .act for raising reve- 
nue and other moneys for State and county purposes and 
expenses, 

ARTICLE ELEVENTH. 

OF THE COMPENSATION OF TOWN OFFICERS. 

§ 1. The following town officers shall be entitled to 
compensation, at the following rates for each day necessarily 
devoted by them to the service of the town, in the duties of 
their respective offices. 

§ 2. The town clerk, supervisor, overseer of the poor compensation of 
and commissioners of highways, shall receive for their servi- ^°™ officers. 
ces one dollar and fifty cents per day, when attending to town 
business out of town; — one dollar for town business in their 
town : Provided^ that the town clerk shall receive fees for 
the following, and not a per diem: For 6er\dng notices of 
election upon town officers, as required by law, twenty-five 
cents each ; for filing any paper required by law to be filed 
in his office, ten c^nts each ; for posting up notices required 
by law, twenty-five cents each ; for recording any order or 
instrument of writing, authorized by law, six cents for each 
one hundred words ; for copying any record in his office 
and certifying to the same, six cents for every one hundred 
words, to be paid by the person applying lor the same ; for 
copying by-laws for posting or publication, four cents each 
one hundred words, to be paid for by the town. The town 
assessor shall receive, for his services as assessor, one dollar 
and fifty cents per day. 

§ 3. The pound master shall be allowed the following Pound jnaster's 
fees for his services, to- wit : For taking into the pound and 
discharging therefrom, every horse, ass or mule, and all 
neat cattle, ten cents each ; for every sheep or lamb, three 
cents each ; and for every hog, large or small, five cents. 

§ 4. The officers composing the board of appointment 
in case of vacancy, w^hen they shall meet for that purpose, 
and the officers composing the board of town auditors, shall 
each be entitled to one dollar a day for their services. 
— 99, 



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§ 5. ISTo justice of the peace or town oiBBcer sliall be 
entitled to any fee or compensation from any individual 
elected or chosen to a town office for administering to him 
the oath of office. 

AETICLE TWELFTH. 



OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IN FAVOR OF AND AGAINST TOWNS. 

§ 1. Whenever any controversy or cause of action shall 
exist between any towns of this State and between any town 
and individual or corporation such proceedings shall be had, 
either at law or equity, for the purpose of trying and finally 
settling such controversy ; and the same shall be conducted 
in the same manner and the judgment or decree therein 
shall have the like effect as in other suits or j)roceedings of 
a similar kind between individuals and corporations. 

§ 2. In all such suits and proceedings the town shall 
sue and be sued by its name, except where town officers 
shall be authorized by law to sue in theu- name of office for 
the benefit of the town. 
Serving of process § 3. But uo towus or tlicir officcrs shall be required to 
appear, answer or plead to any such suit or action at the 
first term of the court after the commencement thereof, 
(when the same shall be commenced in tlie circuit court,) 
unless the process aforesaid shall be served, as herein direct- 
ed, at least thirty days before the commencement of the 
term. 

§ 4. In all legal proceedings against the town, by name, 
the first process and all other proceedings required to be 
served shall be served on the supervisor of the town. And 
whenever any suit or proceeding shall be commenced, it 
shall be the duty of the supervisor to attend to the defense 
thereof, and to lay before the electors of the town, at the 
first town meeting, a full statement of such suit or proceed- 
ing, for their direction in regard to the defense thereof. 

§ 5. On the trial of every action, in which the town w^ill ! 
be a party or interested, the electors and inhabitants of such 
town shall be competent witnesses and jurors, except that 
in suits and proceedings by one town against another no 
inhabitant of either town shall be a juror. 

§ 6. Any action in favor of a town, which, if brought 
by an individual, could be prosecuted before a justice of the 
peace, may be prosecuted by such town in like manner, be- 
fore any such justice; but no action to recover shall be 
brought before any of the justices of the peace residing in 
the town for the benefit of which the same is prosecuted, 
but all such actions may be brought before any one of the 
justices of the peace residing in any other town in the same 
county. 
Treapaw suits. § 7. Whenever any action shall be brought to recover 
a penalty imposed for any trespass committed on the lands 



Witnesses and ju- 
rors. 



Suits before jus- 
tices. 



TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 235 

belonging to the town, if it sliall appear on tlie trial thereof 
that the actual amount of injury to such town lands, in con- 
sequence of such trespass, exceeds the sum of twelve dollars 
and fifty cents, then the amount of actual damage, with 
costs of suit, shall be recovered in said action, instead of 
any penalty for the same trespass, imjDOsed by the town 
meeting; and such recovery shall be a bar to every other suit 
for the same trespass. 

§ 8. Whenever, by any decree or decision in any suit or 
proceeding, brought to settle any controversy in relation to 
town commons or other lands, the common property of a 
town, or for the partition thereof, the right of any town 
shall be settled and confirmed, the court in which such pro- 
ceedings shall be had may partition such lands according to 
the rights of the parties. 

§ 9. In all suits or proceedings, prosecuted by or against Recoveiy of costs, 
towns, or by or against town officers in their name of office, 
costs shall be recovered as in like cases between individuals. 
Judgments recovered against a town or against town offi- 
cers, in actions prosecuted by or against them in their name 
of office, shall be a town charge, and, when levied and col- 
lected, shall be paid to the person or persons to whom the 
same shall have been adjudged." 

ARTICLE THIRTEENTH. 

OF THE POWERS AND RIGHTS OF COUNTIES AS BODIES CORPORATE. 

§ 1. Each county, as a body corporate, has capacity: 

1st. To sue and be sued, in the manner prescribed by 
law. 

2nd. To purchase and hold land, within its own limits, 
and for the use of its inhabitants, subject to the power of the 
General Assembly over the same. 

3d. To make such contracts and purchase and hold such Power to make 
personal property as may be necessary to the exercise of its '^°"*^'^°*^- 
corporate or administrative powers ; and, 

4th. To make such orders for the disposition, regulation 
or use of corporate property as may be deemed conducive to 
the interests of its inhabitants. 

§ 2. JN^o county, imder this organization, shall possess or 
exercise any corporate powers, except such as are enume- 
rated in this act, or shall be specially given by law, or shall 
be necessary to the exercise of the powers so enumerated 
or given. 

§ 3. All acts and proceedings by or against a county, in suits and convey- 
its corporate capacity, shall be in the name of the board of *°^^^" 
supervisors of such county; but every conveyance of lands 
within the limits of such county, made, in any manner, for 
the use and benefit of its inhabitants, shall have the same 
effect as if made to the board of supeiwisors. 



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Serving of process 



TOWNSHIP OEG^y^IZATION. 

§ 4:. The powers of a county, as a body politic, can only 
be exercised by the board of supervisors thereof, or in pur- 
suance of a resolution by them adopted. 

§ 5. In all suits or proceedings against a county the 
service of process shall be by leaving a copy thereof with 
the clerk of the board of supervisors, and by leaving also a 
copy with the chairman of said board. In case there shall 
be no chairman acting, then by leaving a copy with any 
three members of said board. 



ARTf€LE FOURTEENTH. 



Annual meeting. 



.■Special meetings. 



OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. 

§ 1. The supervisors of the several cities and towns of 
the counties of this State, that shall adopt the town system, 
shall meet, annually, in their resjiective counties, for the 
dispatch of business, as a board of supervisors. They may 
also hold special meetings, at such times and places as they 
may find convenient, and shall have power to adjourn, from 
time to time, as they may deem necessary. 

§ 2. Special meetings of the board of supervisors shaU 
be held only when requested by at least one-third of the 
members of the board ; which request shall be in writing, 
addressed to the clerk of the board, and specifying the time 
and place of such meeting; upon reception of which the 
clerk shall immediately transmit notice, in writing, of such 
meeting to each of the members of the board. The clerk 
shall also cause notice of such meeting to be published in 
some newspaper published in the county, if any is published 
therein. 

§ 3. The annual meetings of the board of supervisors 
shall be holden on the second Monday in September, in each 
and every year, at the county seat ; and if the court house 
be deemed convenient to be held therein. 
Board of officers. § 4. Tlic board of supcrvisors, at their first meeting in 
every year, shall organize, by choosing one of their number 
as chairman, who shall preside at all meetings of the board- 
during the year. In case of his absence at any meeting the 
members present shall choose one of their number as tem- 
porary chairman. 

§ 5. The supervisors shall severally lay before the board 
of supervisors, at the first meeting after the election, theii 
several certificates of election ; which shall be examined by 
the l)oard of supervisors, and, if found regular, shall be 
filed in the ofiice of the clerk of the county court. 

§ 6. The board of supervisors of each county in thif| 
State shall have power, at their annual meetings, or at any I 
other meeting: ' 

1st. To make all such orders concerning the corporate 
property of the county as they may deem expedient. 



Day of meeting. 



(Certificate of elec- 
tion. 



Hlscellaneoua 
DOwers. 






TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. Zd I 

2iid. To audit all accounts chargeable against sucli coun- 
ty, and to direct the raising of such sums as may be neces- 
sary to defray the same. 

3d. To audit the accounts of town officers and other per- 
sons against their respective towns, as are not otherwise by 
law provided, and to direct the raising of such sums as may 
be necessary to defray the same. 

4:th. To appropriate funds to aid in the construction of Appropriations. 
roads and bridges, in any part of their respective counties, 
whenever a majority of the wdiole board of the county may 
deem it proper and expedient. 

5th. To change the boundaries of towns and to create 
new towns, in their respective counties, in manner provided 
by law ; to designate and give names thereto, and to lix the 
place of holding the first town meeting therein. 

6th. To change the name of any town or incorporated 
village in their respective counties, upon petition of a ma- 
jority of the voters of said town or incorporated vihage, 

Yth. To relocate or vacate state roads in their respective vacating of state 
counties, as the public interest may require, in manner pro- 
vided by law. 

8th. To perform all other duties, not inconsistent with 
this act, which may be required of or enjoined on them by 
any laws of this State, or which are enjoined upon county 
courts, when holding terms for the transaction of county 
business in those counties not adopting township organization. 

§7. A majority of the supervisors of any county shall Quorum, 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business ; and all 
questions which shall arise at meetings shall be determined 
by the votes of the majority of the supervisors present, except 
in such cases as is otherwise provided. 

§ 8. The board of supervisors shall sit with open doors, 
and all persons may attend their meetings. 

§ 9. Every chairman of the board of supervisors shall Chairman to ad- 

1 • -I • • i ,T , • minister oaths. 

have power to administer an oath to any person concerning 
any matters submitted to the board or connected with their 
powers and duties. 

§ 10. The clerk of the county court shall be clerk of the Duties of cierk o: 
board of supervisors, whose general duties shall be : ^"""^ ^ ^'^^^^ ' 

1st. To record in a book, to be provided for that purpose, 
all the proceedings of the board. 

2nd. To make regular entries of all the resolutions or 
decisions on all questions concerning the raising or payment 
of moneys or for the regulating of affairs under their control. 

3d, To record the vote of the supervisors on any ques- 
tion submitted to the board, if required by any member of 
the board. 

4th. To file and preserve all accounts acted upon by the 
board. 

§ 11. The clerk shall receive a reasonable compensation cierk'sfees. 
for his services, to be fixed by the board, and to be paid by 
the county. 



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TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 



towns or chanjce 
of name 



§ 12. The books, records and accounts of the board of 
super\nsors shall be deposited with the clerk, and shall be 
open, without reward, to the examination of all persons. 

A:cDunts. § 13. It sliall be the duty of the clerk to designate upon 

every account upon which any sum shall be audited and al- 
lowed by the board the charges for which the same was 
allowed, and he shall deliver to any person who may demand 
it a certified copy of any account on file in his office on re- 
ceiving from such person five cents for every one hundred 
words contained in said copy. 

Bmiding of court § 14. It sliall bc llio duty of the several boards of super- 
visors, as often as it shall be necessary, to build court houses ■ 
and jails, or cause the same to be repaired, in their respect- i 
ive counties, at the expense of such counties. ^^ 

§ 15. It shall be the duty of the board of supervisors ' 
to take charge of the poor and the management of the - 
poor house in their respective counties. And the overseers \ 
of the poor of the several towns shall be accountable to ? 
and their compensation and accounts shall be audited by the - 
board of supervisors and paid by the county. 

Creation of new § 16. Whenever the board of supervisors shall create a ; 
new town or change the name of an existing town or incor- " 
porated village, the clerk shall transmit to the Auditor of \ 
Public Accounts a statement of such action on the part of ; 
the board ; and if it shall appear that there is already a ' 
town or incorporated village in the State of the same name 
as that designated by the supervisors the Auditor shall so 
inform the clerk of said board ; and the supervisors shall 
designate another name, not already applied to any other 
town or incorporated village within the State, 
of § IT. Each member of the board of supervisors shall be 
allowed a compensation for his services and expenses in at- 
tending the meeting of the board or for attending to any 
other business, for the benefit of the county, or as a member of ; 
the board, not exceeding two dollars per day, and no more. | 
§ 18. The clerk of the board of supervisors shall, at the i 
close of each annual or special meeting of the board, cause 
a brief statement of the proceedings thereof to be published 
in a newspaper published in the county, in which shall be 
set forth the name of every individual who shall have had ' 
any account audited and allowed by said board, and the 
amount of said claim, as allowed and amount claimed, and 
also their proceedings upon the equalization of the assess- 
ment roll. 

Neglect of duty. §19. If any Supervisor shall willfully refuse or neglect 
•to perform any of the duties which are or shall be required 
of him by law as a member of the board of supervisors, he 
shall, for every such oifense, forfeit the sum of two hundred 
dollars. 



Compensation 
supervisors. 



TOWNSHIP OEGANIZATION. 23$ 

ARTICLE FIFTEENTH. 

OF THE COUNTY TREASURER. 

§ 1. Every person elected or appointed to the office of county treasurers' 
coraity treasurer shall, within ten days after he is notiiied of ^°°^^' 
fliis election or appointment, file in the office of the county 
court clerk a written acceptance of the office of treasurer; 
•and before he enters upon the duties of his office shall give 
, bond to the board of supervisors of the county, with two or 
more sufficient sureties, to be approved by the board of su- 
pervisors, and in such sum as they shall direct, conditioned 
that such person shall faithfully execute the duties of his 
. office, and shall pay, according to law, all moneys which 
shall come to his hands as treasurer, and render a just and 
true account thereof to the board of supervisors or to the 
Auditor of Public Accounts of this State, when thereupon 
required. 

§ 2. The bond required by the preceding section shall 
not, however, dispense with the necessity of the bond from 
such treasurer, as county collector of taxes, as now provided 
by law, and nothing in this act shall be construed as hav- 
ing that effect ; but the county treasurer shall be required to 
execute bond, as county collector, the same and in the same 
manner as is now by law provided. 

§ 3. Such bond, when approved by the board of super- Approval of unn 
visors, shall be entered upon the records and filed in the ^" ^^^°^ ' 
office of the county clerk. Said clerk shall forward a certi- 
fied copy thereof to the Auditor of Public Accounts, who 
shall file the same in his office ; and such copy shall have 
the same force and eff'ect as the original Ijond. County 
treasurers' bonds shall be a lien against their real estate. 

S 4. It shall be the duty of the county treasurer to re- Receiving and dis- 

' 1% T ^ • ^ (• 1 bursing moneys. 

ceive all moneys belongmg to the county, irom whatever 
source they may be derived, and all moneys belonging to 
the State, which, by law, are directed to be paid to him, and 
to pay and apply such moneys in the manner required by 
law. 

§ 5. The county treasurer shall keep a just and true ac- 
count of the receipts and expenditures of all moneys, in a 
book or books, to be kept for that purpose ; which books 
shall be provided at the expense of the county. 

§ 6. The county treasurer shall have the same power to ^pes against de- 
coUect the taxes charged against the delinquent or nonresi- residents. 
dent lands or town lots, and to make sale thereof for the 
same, as is now or may hereafter be vested in the sheriff' or 
collector, under the general laws of this State, and shall ac- 
count for and pay over the State tax, in like manner and at 
the same time that county collectors are required to pay over 
said tax. Said treasurer shall be entitled to like fees for de- 
linquent real estate and for traveling to the seat of govern- 
ment as county collectors are entitled to under the revenue 



240 TOWNSHIP OEGANIZATION. 

laws. The county treasurer shall, witlnn twenty days after 
having completed the collection of the delinquent tax, de- 
posit the assessment rolls or tax books returned by the town 
collectors in the office of the county clerk. 
Exhibiting books § ^^ ^t the annual meetinp; of the board of supervisors, 

snd accounts. ^ 

or at such other times as they shall direct, the county treas- 
urer shall exhibit to them all his books and accounts, and aU 
vouchers relating to the same, to be credited and allowed. 

§ 8. Upon the death, resignation or removal from office 
of any county treasurer, all the books and papers belonging 
to his office shall be delivered to his successor in office, upon 
his oath, or, in case of his death, upon the oath of his exec- 
utors or administrators. In case such treasurer has left the 
county a demand may be made of any one havdng charge 
of the books or papers belonging to said office, who shall 
surrender them up, and on oath, if required. 

Neglect of duty. g 9. If any such preceding county treasurer, or, in case 
of his death, if his executors or administrators shall refuse 
or neglect to deliver such books, papers and moneys, upon 
oath, when lawfully required or demanded, every such per- 
son shall forfeit, for the use of the county, the sum of one 
thousand dollars. 

Settlement with g 10. The couuty collectors, or treasurers in counties 
adopting township organization, shall hereafter be allowed, 
in tlieir settlement with the Auditor, for receiving the State 
tax from the town collectors, and paying the same into the 
State treasury, adjusting the accounts of said town collectors, 
and correcting delinquent lists, a commission of two per 
cent., when the amount received does not exceed ten thou- 
sand dollars, and one per cent, on all sums received from 
town collectors over that amount, and shall be allowed one 
per cent, for receiving the county and town tax, and one 
per cent, for paying out the same : Provided^ that he shall 
not be allowed any commission for paying over to a suc- 
cessor. 

Failure to pay %\\. Whenever any county treasurer shall fail or refuse 
to pay over the county revenue the board oi supervisors • 
shall cause suit to be prosecuted on his bond ; and the Au- 
ditor shall have the same power to prosecute suit against the 
county treasurers, on the copy of their bonds, as is allowed 
by law for prosecuting suits against comity collectors. 

§ 12. All moneys recovered in any such action shall be 
paid or appropriated for the uses contemplated or directed 
by law. 

ARTICLE SIXTEENTH. 

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT OF PROPERTY AND 
COLLECTION OF TAXES. 

§ 1. Every person shall be assessed in the town or dis- 
trict where he resides for all the lands then owned by hun 
within such town or district. 

L 



OTCT revenue. 



TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 24:1 

§ 2. Land owned by a person residing in a town or dis- '^i^^ff °^^"*^ '^'' 
trict where the same is situated, but occupied by another 
person, may be assessed in the name of the owner or occu- 
j)ant, at the election of the assessor. 

§ 3. Every person shall be assessed in the town or dis- Personal estate- 
trict where he resides when the assessment is made, for all 
personal estate owned by him, including all such personal 
estate in his possession or under his control, as trustee, guar- 
dian, executor or administrator ; and in no case shall pro- 
perty held under either of these trusts be assessed against 
any other person. 

§ 4. The real estate of all incoporated companies, liable Property of cor- 
to taxation, shall be assessed in the town or district in which p*''''^*'^"^- 
the same shall lie, in the same manner as the real estate of 
individuals. All the capital stock of every incorporated 
company, liable to taxation, shall be assessed in the town or 
district where the principal office of said company is located 
or business transacted. In the case of toll-bridges, the com- 
pany owning such bridge shall be assessed in the town or 
district in which the tolls are collected. In the case of a stage 
company, the horses and stages shall be taxed in the town 
or district where they are usually kept: Provided, that 
nothing in this section or act contained shall in any way 
afiect the manner of assessing the taxable property belong- 
ing to any railroad company or companies, as now provided 
or prescribed by the assessment or revenue laws of this 
State. 

§5. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the county court, in ^^y'^^y^ ^^^^^^' 
each and every county where they have organized into town- 
ships, to procure or prepare, in conformity with the instruc- 
tions with which he may, from time to time, be furnished by 
the Auditor of Public Accounts, blanks or books properly 
ruled and with]suitable headings, for the use of the assessors of 
the several towns or districts in his county ; a suitable num- 
ber of which shall always be ready for the assessors through- 
out the county. And each assessor shall call for the same, 
on or before the first day of May in each and every year. 
The expense of procuring the same shall be audited by the 
board of supervisors, and paid out of the county treasury. 
He shall, also, furnish each assessor with a list of all taxa- 
ble lands within their respective towns or districts as have 
not been heretofore furnished. 

§ 6. On the Saturday succeeding the first Tuesday of Town lists pic 
April, A. D. 1861, and every year thereafter, the clerk of the cferks. ^ '''*"" '^ 
coujl^fy court shall have, ready to be delivered to the asses- 
sorii)f each town, a book, properly ruled and headed, con- 
tajpbig a list of the real estate, in numerical order, with such 
bjjpk columns as may be necessary, for the use of the 
assessors. 

§ Y. The clerk, in making out said list, shall take as his 
guide the assessment list or collector's book of the previous 



242 TOWNSHIP OKGANIZATIOlSr. 

year and tlie list of subsequent conveyances : Provided^ that 
the lists of lands reported in the annual abstract shall be fur- 
nished to the assessors of the several towns in which said 
lands described in said abstract may be situated, within five 
days from and after such abstract is received from the Audi- 
tor's office ; and, at the same time, the clerk shall also cause 
to be delivered to the assessors aforesaid, a book, properly 
ruled and headed, for the abstract of the assessment of per- 
sonal property. 
Duty of town as- § 8. Bctwecn the first day of April and July in each 
sessors. year, the assessors shall, after being furnished with the ne- 

cessary blanks, proceed to ascertain, by diligent inquiry, the 
names of all the taxable inhabitants in their res]3ective to's\Tis 
or districts, and also the taxable property, real or personal, 
within the same, and shall proceed to take a list of taxable 
property in his town and assess the value thereof, in the 
manner and as now provided by law. 

§ 9. They shall set down, in separate columns, as headed 

for each article of taxable property, according to their best 

information and judgment in accordance with the revenue 

laws of this State. 

Trustee?, guard- § 10. Wlicn a porsou is asscsscd as trustee, guardian, 

lans, etc. exccutor or administrator, he shall be assessed as such with 

the addition of his name to his representative character. 
Time of Gompie- § H. Evcry asscssor shall complete the assessment rolls 
on or before the first Monday in Jul3^, as now provided by 
law, and shall forthwith cause notices thereof to be posted 
up in three or more of the most public places in the town, 
ward or district. 

§ 12. Such notices shall set forth the time and place 
where he will meet with the town clerk and supervisor of 
the town, to correct the roll ; which time of meeting shall 
not be less than ten days from completing the assessments, 
nor more than fifteen days from the time of such comple- 
tion. 

§ 13. The assessor, town clerk, and supervisor, shall 
neous assessment attend at the time and place specified in the notice, and, on 
the application of any person conceiving himself aggrieved, 
they shall review the assessment ; and when the person so 
objecting thereto shall make an affidavit that the value of 
his personal estate does not exceed a certain sum specified 
in such affidavit, the assessor shall reduce the assessment to 
the sum specified in such affidavit ; and if he or any other 
one objects to the valuation put upon any of their real estate, 
the board shall hear the objections, and may reduce the same, 
if a majority of the board think it advisable; and in such case 
the assessor shall correct his list. 

§ 14. The assessors, in the execution of their duties, 
shall use the forms and preserve the instructions which shall, 
from time to time, be transmitted to them by the Auditor of 
Public Accounts, or furnished them by the county clerks. 



tion of assess 
ment rolls, 



Reduction of erro- 



TOWNSHIP OEGANIZATION". 24:' 



ion 
assessments. 



§ 15. The board of supervisors of each county in this ^^Isessme 
State, at their annual meeting, shall examine the assessment 
rolls of the several towns in their county, for the purpose of 
ascertaining whether the valuations in one town or district 
bear just relation to all the towns and districts in the county; 
and they may increase or diminish the aggregate valuation 
of real estate, in any town or district, by adding or deducting 
such sum upon the hundred as may, in their opinion, be 
necessary, to produce a just relation between all the valua- 
tions of real estate in the county; but they shall, in no in- 
stance, reduce the aggregate valuation of all the towns and 
districts below the aggregate valuation thereof as made by 
the assessor. They may make such alterations in the descrip- 
tions of the lands of nonresidents as they shall deem neces- 
sary ; and they shall assess the value of all such lands as 
have been omitted by the assessor and listed by the clerk, 
and cause the same to be placed opposite the description of 
said lands, in a column prepared for that purpose ; and for 
such service the clerk shall be allowed one cent for each 
tract or description so equalized. 

§ 16. Said board of supervisors shall have power, and unfair assessment 
it is hereby made their duty, in case the assessment roll of 
any town or towns shall, by affidavit, or otherwise, be made 
to appear to the satisfaction of said board or a majority of 
them to have been unlawfully, partially, or improperly made, 
and that such assessment is grossly wrong and partial, to 
amend such assessment, or declare the same null and void ; 
and said board shall have power to appoint some suitable 
person or persons, who shall be residents of such towns, to 
proceed to make a new assessment of property therein, and 
make return thereof to the board of supervisors, on or be- 
fore a day to be fixed and specified by said board. 

§ 17. In case the collector of any town shall have been Proceedings in 
or may hereafter be estopped, by injunction or the decision tton. ° '"■'"*^'-' 
of any court, from the collection of the taxes, in consequence 
of the assessment of the property in said town being wrong- 
fully or illegally assessed, it shall be the duty of the board 
of supervisors of the county in which any such town is lo- 
cated to hold a meeting, as soon after they shall have notice 
of such injunction being granted or decision rendered as 
practicable, and they shall inquire into the facts in the case; 
and if a majority of the board are of the opinion that any 
such assessment was wrongfully or illegally made, they are 
hereby authorized and empowered, and it shall be their duty Reassessments. 
to appoint one or more persons, residents of said town to 
reassess the property therein. 

§ 18. The person or persons, so appointed, shall make Review and cor- 
and subscribe the oath and be governed in all things per- ment°roiis.^^^*^ 
taining to said assessment in like manner as town assessors, 
and shall proceed, without delay, to make such reassessment. 
Such person or persons shall attend at the oflice of the town 



Sli 



TOWNSHIP OKGANIZ.\.TIOX. 



Iletui-ns to county 
clerk. 



Appointment 
collector. 



of 



Nonresident pro- 
perty. 



clerk of said town, for the purpose of reviewing tlie lists or 
rolls of said assessment. And said assessment rolls or lists 
shall be examined and corrected, in like manner and by the 
same officers that would be authorized to review and correct 
it if it had been a regular assessment, except that the person 
or persons making the assessment shall act, instead of the 
regular assessor : Provided^ that the person or persons 
making such assessment shall first give at least ten days' 
notice of the time and place of reviewing the assessment; 
which notice shall be once published in some newspaper 
published in said county, if there be an}'- paper published 
therein ; and said notice shall be posted up in three or more 
of the most public places in such town. 

§ 19. The person or persons making the assessment 
aforesaid, shall make return thereof to the county clerk, in 
manner and form as is or may be prescribed by law for 
making returns of assessment, and be allowed such reasona- 
ble compensation therefor as the board^of supervisors shall 
determine and allow; which compensation shall be paid in 
like manner as the compensation of town assessors is paid. 
Upon the return of the assessment rolls, aforesaid, the county 
clerk shall cause the proper list of the property assessed, 
with the taxes extended thereon, to be made, for the use of 
the town collector. Said lists shall be made out and deliv- 
ered to the collector authorized to collect the taxes due 
thereon, as soon after the assessment rolls or lists are re- 
ceived by the clerk as practicable. 

§ 20. The board of supervisors shall have power, and 
they are hereby fully authorized, to appoint some suitable 
psrson to collect the taxes due on the lists made out, as 
aforesaid, if in their opinion it is expedient to do so. And 
the person so appointed shall execute a bond and qualify, in 
like manner, and shall receive like compensation, and shall 
be subject to like penalties, as town collectors are subject to. 
Any person appointed and qualified, as provided for in this 
section, shall have full power and authority to collect the 
taxes charged in the tax list; and for that purpose he may 
levy on and make sale of goods and chattels, and do all and 
everything necessary to be done in the premises, in like 
manner as town collectors are authorized to do by the gene- 
ral laws relative to the collection of the revenue. 

§ 21. The board of supervisors shall fix the time at 
which such collector shall make return and settlement for 
the taxes collected by him : Provided^ that such time shall 
in no case exceed sixty days from the time the tax list is 
delivered to said collector ; and the county collector is hereby 
authorized and required to collect the taxes due on any 
assessment made under the provisions of this act, on non- 
resident property, by sale or otherwise, in like manner as 
he is authorized to do in cases of regular assessments. 



TOWNSHIP OEGANIZATION. 215 

§ 22. In all cases where tlie collector of any town shall 
not have paid over to the county collector the State revenue, 
prior to the time snch county collector is required to pay 
said revenue into the State treasury, the county collector 
shall pay over the State revenue collected in said town 
within thirty days after the time of settlement with the 
town collectors. 

§ 23. When two or more persons shall be claimants of ^^Troperty.^"^'' 
any lands, the town collector shall be authorized to receive 
payment of taxes from each claimant of such land, and give 
receipt for the same; and said collector shall report to the 
clerk of the coimty court such double tax, to be by him dis- 
posed of as is now required by law — which receipt shall be 
evidence in all courts, where the same shall come in ques- 
tion, of the payment of taxes on the land therein described 
for the year or years therein mentioned. 

§ 24. Upon the settlement of the amount of taxes 
directed to be collected by any collector in any of the towns 
or cities in this State, the county treasurer shall, if requested, 
give to such collector or any of his sureties a satisfaction 
piece, in writing, and shall acknowledge the same before 
some person authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds. 

§ 25. Upon the production of such satisfaction piece, 
acknowledged as aforesaid, the recorder of the county shall 
enter satisfaction of record of the collector's bond ; which 
shall operate, prima facie^ as a discharge of the sureties 
onlv. 

§ 2G. The officer taking and returning such acknowledg- 
ment shall be entitled to the same fees as for taking and 
entering acknowledgments of satisfaction of a deed or 
mortgage. 

§ 27. The clerks of the county courts shall hereafter be county cieikv 
allowed the same fees for making transcripts of each taxable ^^^^' 
town lot for the use of the assessor ; for copying the same, 
and computing and extending the taxes thereon ; for mak- 
ing record of each town lot for judgment; for making 
transcript of judgment for sale, and for assisting the collec- 
tor in selling the same, as are now allowed by law for like 
services on each tract of land. The board of supervisors of 
each county shall have power to levy, for county purposes, 
a tax of not exceeding five mills on each dollar's worth of 
taxable property, instead of not exceeding four mills, as now 
provided by law. 

§ 28. JSTothingin this article shall be construed as affect- Previous iaw3. 
ing the provisions of any law now in force concerning the 
assessment of property and collection of taxes, when the 
same is not in conflict with the provisions herein ; but where 
the same shall be in conflict with any of the provisions of 
this act, in that case the provisions herein shall govern. 



246 TOWIS'SHIP ORGANIZATION. 

ARTICLE SEVENTEENTH. 

OF ROADS, HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

§ 1. The commissioners of highways, in the several 

towns in tliis State, shall have the care and superintendence 

of highways and bridges therein, and it shall be their duty: 

Repairing and 1st. To givo diroctions for the repairing of roads and 

opening joa s ]3j.j(^ggg ^^ their respectivo towns, and to cause the building 

of bridges, wdien the public interests or necessity require it. 

2nd. To lay out and establish roads, to regulate the roads 
already laid out, and to alter or vacate such roads as they, 
or a majority of them, shall deem proper, as hereinafter 
provided. 

3rd. To cause such roads, used as highways, as have 
been laid out, but not sufficiently described, and such as 
have been used for twenty years, but not recorded, to be 
ascertained, described, and entered of record in the town 
clerk's olfice. 

■ith. To cause the highways and bridges, which are or 
may be erected over streams intersecting highways, to be 
kept in repair. 
Road districts. 5th. To dividc their respective towns into so many road 

districts as they shall deem convenient, by writing, under 
their hands, to be lodged with the town clerk, and by him 
to be entered in the town book. Such division to be made 
annually, if they shall think it necessary; and in all cases 
to be made at least ten days before the annual town meeting. 

Gth. To assign to each of the said road districts such of 
the inhabitants liable to work on highways as they shall 
think proper, having regard to proximity of residence, as 
much as shall be ; and. 
Working of high- 7th. To require the overseers of liighways, from time to 
''^^^°' time, and as often as they shall deem necessary, to warn all 

persons to work on highways to come and work thereon, 
with such implements, carriages, sleds, cattle, or teams, as 
the said commissioners, or any of them, direct. 
Treasurer. § 2. At the first meeting of the commissioners of 

highways, after they shall have been duly elected and 
qualified, they shall proceed to choose one of their number 
treasurer. The treasurer so chosen shall receive and have 
cliarge of all moneys raised in the town for the support 
and maintenance of roads and bridges. He shall hold such 
moneys, at all times, subject to the order of the commis- 
sioners of highways, and shall pay them over upon their 
order, or a majority of said commissioners, and not other- 
wise. Pie shall execute bond, with good and sufiicient 
security, in such manner as the supervisor and town clerk 
shall determine, conditioned for the faithful discharge of 
his duties as such treasurer, and that he will honestly and 
faithfully account for and pay over, upon the order of the 
commissioners of highways, all moneys that shall come to 



TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 247 

his hands by virtue of his said office — which bond shall be 
payable to the supervisor of the town and his successor in 
office, and be approved by the supervisor and town clerk, 
and hied in the town clerk's office. 

§ 3. The commissioners of highways, of each town, ^Sonefs "^""of 
shall render to the board of town auditors, at their annual wghways. 
meeting for auditing the accounts of town officers, an 
account, in writing, stating : 

1st. The labor assessed and performed in such towns. 

2nd. The sums received by such commissioners for fines 
and commutations, and all other moneys received under 
this act. 

3rd. A statement of the improvements necessary to be 
made on such roads and bridges, and an estimate of the 
probable expense of making such improvement, beyond 
what the labor to be assessed in that year and the road tax 
will accomplish. 

4th. Also, a statement, in writing, of all expenses and 
damages, in consequence of laying out, altering or discon- 
tinuing roads. 

5th. Also, a statement of the amount received from the 
collector of the town, or from any other source, up to the 
time of such statement, and the manner in which the same, 
if any sum, has been paid out and expended, to whom, and 
on what account. 

§ 4. It shall be the duty of the commissioners of high- Guide-board. 
ways of each town to cause suitable guide-boards to be put 
up at such places as they may deem necessary. 

§ 5. The commissioners of highways, whenever they ^^[^^f ^"'' 
shall think it necessary, may direct and empower any over- 
seer of highways, in their respective towns, to procure a 
good and sufficient iron or steel-shod scraper and j)low, or 
either of them, for the uses of his road district, to be paid 
for by moneys arising from commutation and fine w^ithin 
the district. 

§ 6. The commissioners of highways of each town shall 
meet, within eighteen days after they shall be chosen, at 
the town clerk's office, on such day as they shall agree upon, 
and afterwards at such other times and places as they shall 
think proper. 

§ 7. The town clerk shall deliver the lists filed by the 
overseers to the commissioners of highways of the town, 
who shall proceed to ascertain, estimate and assess the high- 
way labor and road tax to be performed and paid in their 
town the next ensuing year. 

§ 8. 1st. Every male inhabitant, being above the age Assessments o: 
of twenty-one years and under the age of fifty, (excepting 
paupers, idiots, lunatics, and such others as are exempt by 
law,) shall be assessed not less than one nor more than two 
days in each and every year. 



248 TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 

2nd. The commissioners of highways shall assess a road 
tax on all real estate and personal property liable to taxation 
of the town, to any amount they may deem necessary, not 
exceeding twenty cents on each one hundred dollars' worth, 
as valued on the assessment roll of the previous year. 

3rd. They shall affix to the name of each person named 
in the lists, so furnished by the overseers, the number of 
days assessed to each person for highway labor, personal 
property, and also a description of each tract of land, and 
the name of the owner, if known, with the valuation there- 
of, as taken from the assessment roll of the previous year, 
and the amount of road tax assessed thereon, in a separate 
column. The lists so prepared shall be subscribed by the 
commissioners and deposited with the town clerk, to be filed 
in his office. 

§ 9. The commissioners shall direct the clerk of the 
town to make a copy of each list, and shall subscribe such 
copies; after which they shall cause the several copies to be 
delivered to the respective overseers of highways of the 
several districts in which the highway labor is assessed ; 
one copy for each overseer shall contain the name and num- 
ber of days assessed to each person, the other the real and 
personal property road tax. 

A.Kiitions to the § 10. The uamcs of persons left out of any such list, 

'•'''• - and of new inhabitants, shall, from time to time, be added 

to the several lists, and they shall be rated by the overseers 
in the same proportion to work on the highways as others 
rated by the commissioners on such list, subject to an appeal 
to the commissioners. 

§ 11. It shall be the duty of commissioners of highway-s 
of each town to credit such persons as live on private roads 
and work the same so much, on account of their assessment, 
as such commissioners shall deem necessary to work such 
private road, or to annex such private road to some of the 
highway districts. 

r.jsfmg of notices § 12. Tlic towu clcrk shall, within ten days after the 
commissioners of highways have filed in his ofiice the 
amount of road tax assessed on the real and personal estate 
of the towns, post a notice on the outer door of the house 
where the town meeting was last held, stating the amount 
of road tax assessed on each one hundred dollars' worth of 
the real and personal estate of the town, and that all per- 
sons interested can pay the same in labor on the highways, 
under tlie direction of the overseer of highways, in the 
district where the land or personal property is situated. 

Neglect of duty. § 13. If the commissioncrs of highways shall refuse or 
neglect to perform any of the duties enjoined on them by 
this act they shall severally forfeit, to the town, not less 
than five nor more than fifty dollars, and may be proceeded 
against, severally, for the recovery of said forfeiture. 



TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 249 



§ 14. "Whenever it shall be necessary, in any town, to '^^^J°Jg erecting 
j build a bridge, the cost of which shall be more than can be 
raised by ordinary road taxes, the commissioners of high- 
ways shall lay before the town auditors of such town a state- 
ment of the amount of money necessary for the construction 
thereof, and said board of auditors shall certify the same to 
the board of supervisors of the county in which such town 
is situated. The amount so certified shall, by said board of 
supervisors, be levied on the taxable property of such town 
and collected by the collector thereof, in the same manner 
as other taxes are levied and collected. 

15. The commissioners ot highways of each town may, Fast driving over 
when they shall deem it advisable, put up and maintain, in " ^^^' 
conspicuous places, at each end of anj> bridge in such town, 
maintained at the public charge, a notice wil lithe following 
words, in large characters : "Five dollars fine for riding or 
driving on this bridge faster than a walk." 

§ 16. Whoever shall ride or drive, faster than a walk, 
over any bridge, upon which such notices shall have been 
placed and shall then be, shall forfeit to the town, for every 
such ofi:ense, the sum of five dollars. 

§ IT. Whoever shall purposely injure any bridge or 
causeway, maintained at the public charge, shall, for every 
off'ense, forteit to the town treble damages. 

5 18. Whenever any adioiuino; town shall be liable to Bn*ipes upon 

•> . . 1 • 1 1 • 1 town bounda- 

make or mamtam any bridge or bridges over any stream nes. 
dividing such towns, or on the line dividing such towns, such 
bridge or bridges shall be built and repaired at the equal 
expense of said towns, without reference to the town lines. 

§ 19. For the purpose of building or keeping in repair joint contracts, 
such bridge or bridges, it shall be lawful for the commis- 
sioners of highways of said adjoining towns to enter into 
joint contract ; and such contracts may be enforced, in law 
or equity, against such commissioners, jointly, the same as 
if entered into by individuals ; and said commissioners may 
be proceeded against, jointly, for any neglect of duty in re- 
ference to such bridge or bridges. 

§ 20. If the commissioners of highways of either of such ^^'egiect of duty, 
towns, after reasonable notice, in writing, from the commis- 
sioners of highways of any other of such towns, shall neglect 
or refuse to rebuild or repair any such bridge or bridges, it 
shall be lawful for the commissioners so giving notice to 
make or repair the same, and then to maintain a suit, in 
their official capacity, against said commissioners so neglect- 
ing or refusing to join in such making or repairing ; and in 
such suit the plaintiff' shall be entitled to recover one-half of 
the expenses of such building or repairing, with costs of suit 
and interest. 

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asraiust conimis 
sioners. 



judprnents S 21. Aiiv iudi^nient recorded ai^aiiist the commission- 

ers 01 lii2:hwavs, in their otnciai capacity, under the provi-| 
sions hereof, shall be a charge on said town, and collected 
in the same manner as other town charges, except in cases 
when the court, before which the judgment shall be record- 
ed, shall certify that the neglect or refusal of said commis- 
sioners was willful or malicious ; in which case said commis- 
sioners shall be personally liable for such judgment, and 
the same may be enforced against them in the same man- 
ner as against individuals. 

Crossings for cat- § 22. Auy pci'sous owiiiiig hiuds ou botli sidcs of any 
public highway shall be entitled to the privilege of making 
a crossing under said highway for the purpose of letting hi> 
or her cattle and other domestic animals cross said road : 
Provided, said person shall erect at his own expense a good 
and substantial bridge, with secure railing on each side 
thereof, and build an embankment of easy grade on either 
side of said bridge. Said bridge to be not less than sixteen 
feet wide, to be approved by the commissioners, and to lo 
kept constantly in good repairs by the owner or occupant 
of said land, subject to the direction of said commissioners 
of highways. 



tie. 



OTKRSEERS OF HIGHTVAYS. 



Duties of pver- § 23. It shall bc the duty of overseers of highways in 

seers of &gh- q^q]^ tOWU '. 

1st. To repair and keep in order the highways within 
their several districts for which they shall have been elected. 

2d. To warn all persons from whom road labor is due 
to work on the highways, at such times and places, within 
their several districts, as they may think proper. 

3d. To collect all lines and commutation money, and to 
execute all lawful orders of the commissioners of highways. 

4th. To deliver to the clerk of the town, within sixteen 

days after their election or appointment, a list, subscribed 

by such overseers, of the names of all the inhabitants in his 

road district, who are liable to work on the highways. 

Vacancy in office § 24. If auv pcrsou, choscu or appointed to the office of 

of overseer. oversccr of higliways, shall refuse to serve, or it his office 

shall become vacant, the commissioners of highways of the 

town shall, by warrant, under their hands, appoint some 

other person in his stead; and the overseer so appointed 

shall have the same powers, be subject to the same orders, 

and liable to the same penalties, as overseers chosen at the 

town meeting. 

Neglect or refusal § 25. Tlic commissioiicrs making the appointment shall 

to serve. cause sucli waiTaut to be forthwith riled in the office of the 

town clerk, who shall give notice to the person appointed, 

as in other cases 



TOW3fSHIF OBGASIZATION. 251 

§ 26. Every overseer of highways, who shall refiise or 
neglect to perform any of the duties hereinbefore ennmera- 
ated or which may be lawfally emjoiiied on him by the com- 
■ ' ■ '.ways of his town, shall, for every such re- 
. rfeit the sum of ten dollars, to he sued for 

by tne commissioners of highways of the town, and, when 
recovered, to be applied by them, in making and improving 
the roads and bridges therein. 



§ 27. It shall be the duty of overseers of highways to Labor on hi^- 
give at least three days' notice to all persons assessed to '^*^'' 
work on highways and residing within the limits of their 
respective districts of the time and place when and where 
they are to appear for that purpose, and with what imple- 
ments ; but no person being a resident of the town, shall be 
required to work on any highway other than in the district 
in which he resides, except he resides in a district on a town 
line, which district belongs to an opposite town, and unless 
he shall elect to work in some district where he has any 
land ; and in such case he may, with the approbation of the 
commissioners of highways, apply the work assessed in re- 
spect to such land in the district in which the same is situa- 
ted. 

§ 28. Every person, Habile to work on the highways, commntation for 
shall work the whole number of days for which he shall ^^'^''■ 
have been assessed ; but every such person, other than an 
overseer of highways, may elect to commute for the same, 
or for some part thereof, at the rate of seventy-five cents 
per day ; in which case such commutation money shall be 
paid to the overseer of highways of the district in which the 
person commuting shall reside, to be applied and expended 
by such overseer in the improvement of the roads and 
bridges in the same district. 

§ 29. Any person intending to c-ommute for his assess- 
ment, or any part thereof, shall, within twenty-four hours 
after he shall be notiHed to appear and work on the high- 
ways, pay the commutation money for the work required 
of him by such notice ; and the commutation shall not be 
considered as complete until such money be paid. 

§ 30. Every overseer of highways shall have power to Teams and toota^ 
require a team or a cart, wagon or plow, with a pair of horses 
or oxen and a man to manage them, from any person hav- 
ing the same within his district, who shall have been assess- 
ed two days, or more, and who shall not have commuted 
for his assessment; and the person furnishing the same, 
upon such requisition, shall be entitled to a credit of two 
days for each day's service therewith. 



252 TOWXSHIP ORGAIsIZATION". 

Hours ofiabor. § 31. Everv persoii assessed to work on the highways, 
and warned to work, may appear in person, or by an able 
bodied man as a substitute, and the person or substitute so 
appearing shall actually work eight hours in each day, un- 
der a penalty of twelve and half cents for every hour such 
person or substitute shall be in default, to be imposed, as a 
tine, on the person assessed. 

§ 32. If any person, or his substitute, shall, after ap- 
pearing, remain idle or not work faithfully or hinder others 
from working,' such offender shall, for every oflense, forfeit 
to the town the sum of one dollar. 
Fines and forfeit- § 33. Evcry pcrsou SO asscsscd and duly notified, who 

^^'^^' shall not commute and who shall refuse or neglect to appear, 

as above provided, shall forfeit to the town, for every day's 
refusal or neglect, the sum of one dollar. If he. was required 
to furnish a team, carriage, man or implements, and shall 
refuse or neglect to compl}^, he shall be fined as follows : 
1st : For wholly omitting to comply with such requisition, 
three dollars for each daj". 2d : For omitting to furnish a 
cart, wagon or plow, one dollar for each day. 3d : For 
omitting to furnish a pair of horses or oxen, one dollar for 
each day. 4th : For omitting to furnish a man to manage 
the team, one dollar for each day. 

Complainants on § 34. It sliall bc the duty of cvcry overseer of highways, 

®^^'^' within six days after any person assessed and notified shall 

be guilty of any refusal or neglect, for which a penalty or 
tine is prescribed in this act, unless a satisfactory excuse 
shall be rendered to him for such refusal or neglect, to make 
complaint, on oath, to any justice of the peace of the county. 
§ 35. The justice to whom such complaint shall be made 
shall forthwith issue a summons, directed to any constable 
of the county, requiring him to summon such delinquent to 
appear, forthwith, before such justice, at some place to be 
specified in the summons, to show cause why he should not 
be fined according to law, for such refusal or neglect, which 
summons shall be served personally or by leaving a copy at 
his personal abode. 

§ 36. If, upon the return of such summons, no suflicient 
cause shall be shown to the contrary, the justice shall im- 
pose a fine, as is provided in this act, for the offense com- 
plained of, and shall forthwith issue a warrant, under his 
hand and seal, directed to any constable of the town where 
such delinquent shall reside, commanding him to lev}^ such 
fine, with the costs of proceedings, of the- goods and chattels 
of such delinquent. 

Duty of consta- § ^"^ • The coustablc to whom such warrant shall be di- 

we. rected shall forthwith collect the moneys therein mentioned. 

He shall pay the fine, ^vlien collected, to the justice of the 

peace who issued the warrant, who is hereby required to 

pay the same to the overseer who entered the complaint, to 



TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 253 

be by him expended in improving the roads and bridges in 
the district of which he is the overseer. 

§ 38. Every penalty collected tor refusal or neglect to 
appear and work on the highways shall be set off against 
his assessment upon which it was founded, estimating every 
dollar collected as a satisfaction for one day's work. 

§ 39. The acceptance by an overseer of any excuse for Excuses, 
refusal or neglect shall not, in any case, exempt the person 
excused from commuting for or working the whole number 
of days for which he shall have been assessed during the 
year. 

§ 40. Each and every overseer of highways shall be en- compensation of 
titled to one dollar per day, to be paid out of fines and com- °^"'*^^^- 
mutation money, for every day he is necessarily employed 
in the execution of his duties as overseer, beyond the amount 
of his own highway labor and road tax, the number of days 
to be accounted to and audited by the commissioners of 
highways : Provided^ that when there is no funds from fines 
and commutations the commissioners may pay the overseers 
out of other funds in their hands if they think proper. 

§ 41. It shall be the duty of the overseer of highways to Notice to be given 
warn all residents of his district, against whom a land or ^^ overseer. 
personal property road tax is assessed, giving them three 
days' notice, to work out the same upon the highways, and 
he shall receive such tax in labor, from every able bodied 
man, or his substitute, at the rate of seventy-five cents per 
day; and any person, or his agent, may pay such tax in 
road labor, at the rate of seventy-five cents per day, or in 
that proportion for a less amount : Provided^ that any per- 
son may elect to pay such tax to the overseer in money. 

§ 42. It shall be the duty of the overseer of highways, 
when such land tax has been paid, either in money or labor, 
to write the word " paid" distinctly against each name or 
tract on his list, on which the same has been paid. 

§ 43. Every overseer of highways shall deliver to the Delivery of list 
supervisor of his town, at least five days previous to the an- ^° °^«^"^^«''- 
nual meeting of the board of supervisors, the list furnished 
by the commissioners of highways, containing the land and 
personal property road tax, with an affidavit thereon, sworn 
to before the supervisor of the town or some justice of the 
peace of the county, that on all tracts of land on such list, 
opposite which the word " paid" is not written, such tax 
is due, and remains unpaid, according to the best of his 
belief and knowledge. 

§ 44. If any overseer shall refuse or neglect to deliver 
such list to the supervisor, as provided in the last preceding 
section, or shall neglect or refuse to make the affidavit, as 
therein directed, he shall, for ever}^ such off'ense, forfeit the 
sum of five dollars, and also the amount of tax or taxes re- 
maining unpaid, to be recovered by the commissioners of 



254 



TOWNSHIP OKGANIZATIOiS'. 



Levy of road tax. 



Report 
seer. 



of over. 



Payment 
ney. 



of mo- 



of high- 



liigliwavs of the town, and to be applied by tbeni in im- 
proving the roads and bridges of such town. 

§ 45. It shall be the duty of the supervisors of the sev- 
eral towns to receive the list of the overseers of highways, 
when delivered pursuant to the preceding section, and to lay 
the same before the supervisors of the county. 

§ 46. It shall be the duty of the board of supervisors to 
cause the amount of such averages of road tax to be levied 
on the lands so returned, and to be collected in the same 
manner that the contingent charges of the county are levied 
and collected, and to order the same, when collected, to be 
paid over to the commissioners of highways of the town, to 
be by them applied to the construction of roads and bridges. 

§ 47. It shall be the duty of every overseer of highways 
to have at least three-fourths of the road labor assessed in 
his district worked out or actually expended on the high- 
ways, previous to the first day of October in every year. 

§ 48. Every overseer of highways shall, on the second 
Tuesday next preceding the time of holding the annual town 
meeting in his town, within the year for which he is elected 
or appointed, render to one of the commissioners 
ways of the town, an account, in writing, containing: 

1st. The names of all persons assessed to work on high- 
w^ays in the district ot which he is overseer. 

2nd. The names of all those who have actually worked 
on the highways, with the number of days they have actu- 
ally worked. 

3d. The names of all those who have been fined, and the 
sums in which they have been fined. 

4th. The names of all those who have commuted, and 
the manner in which the moneys arising from fines and com- 
mutations have been expended by him. 

5th. The amount of uncollected road tax, which he has 
returned to the supervisor of the town, as required in sec- 
tion forty-three of this article. 

§ 49. Every such overseer shall, also, then and there pay 
to the commissioners all moneys remaining in his hands un- 
expended, to be applied by the commissioners in making 
and improving the roads and bridges in the town, in such a 
manner as they shall direct. 

§ 50. If any overseer shall refuse or neglect to render 
such account, or, if having rendered the same, he shall re- 
fuse or neglect to pay any balance w^hich may then be due 
from him, he shall, for every such oftense, forfeit the sum of 
five dollars, to be recovered, with the balance of the moneys 
remaining in his hands, by the commissioners of highways 
of the town, and to be applied in making and imjDroving the 
roads and bridges. It shall be the duty of the commission- 
ers to prosecute for such penalty in every instance in which 
no i^eturn is made. 



TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 255 

LAYING OUT, ALTERATION AND DISCONTINUANCE OF ROADS. 

S 51. The commissioners of highways may alter or dis- "^'^e alteration of 
continue any road, or lay out any new road, when petitioned 
by any number of legal voters, not less than twelve, resi- 
ding within three miles of the road so to be altered, discon- 
tinued or laid out. Said petition shall set forth, in writing, 
a description of the road, and what part thereof is to be al- 
tered or discontinued ; and, if for a new road, the names of 
owners of lands, if known, over which the road is to pass ; 
the points at which it is to commence ; its general com'se, 
and the place at or near where it is to terminate. 

^ 52, Whenever any number of legal voters determine Petition for dis- 
to ])eliLion the commissioners of highways for the alteration roS^^^*^^ '^^ 
or discontinuance of any road, or laying out of any new 
road, they shall cause a copy of their petition to be posted 
up in three of the most public places in the town twenty 
days before any action shall be had in reference to said pe- 
tition. 

§ 53. Whenever the commissioners of highways shall 
receive a petition, in compliance with the two preceding sec- 
tions, they shall, or a majority of them, within ten days after 
the expiration of the twenty days required in section two of 
this article, personally examine the proposed alteration, dis- 
continuance or route for the new road projDOsed to be laid 
out, and shall hear any reasons that may be offered for or 
against altering, discontinuing or laying out the same. If 
they shall be of opinion that such alteration, discontinuance 
or laying out shall be necessary and proper, and that the 
public interest will be promoted thereby, they shall grant 
the prayer of the petitioners, as hereinafter provided. 

§ 54. The commissioners of highways, before determin- laying out of new 
ing to lay out any new road, or to alter or discontinue any 
old one, shall hx upon a time and place when and where 
they will meet to hear any reasons that may be offered for 
or against altering, discontinuing or laying out the same ; 
and they shall cause written notices thereof to be posted up 
in three of the most public places in the town, at least eight 
days previous to the time of meeting. 

§ 55. Whenever the commissioners of highways shall Report of 
determine to lay out any new road, or alter any old one, 
they shall cause a survey to be made, by a competent sur- 
veyor, who shall make a report to them of such survey, ac- 
companied with a plat, particularly describing the route, by 
metes and bounds, courses and distances, and also the land 
over which the road passes. They shall incorporate such 
survey, accompanied with a plat, in an order, to be signed 
by them, declaring such road, so altered or laid out, to be a 
public highway ; which order, together with the petition and 
report of the surveyer, shall be deposited with the town 
clerk, who Bhall note the time of filing the same. In case 



thereof. 



256 TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 

the commissioners shall determine not to alter, discontinue 
or lay out any road, in accordance with any petition to them 
presented, they shall note the fact on the back of said peti- 
tion, and deposit it with the town clerk, who shall note the 
time of filing the same. 
Damages sustain- § ^^' . The damages sustained by reason of the laying ont 
ed in opening or Opening or altering any road, may be ascertained by the 
agreement of the owners and the commissioneis of high- 
ways, and unless such agreement be made or the owners of 
the land shall, in writing, release all claims to damages, the 
same shall be assessed in the manner hereinafter prescribed, 
before such road shall be opened, or worked, or used. Ev- 
ery agreement and release shall be filed in the town clerk's 
otiice, and shall foreyer preclude such owners of such lands 
from all further claims for such damages. In case the com- 
missioners and owners of land claiming damages cannot 
agree it shall be the duty of the commissioners to assess the 
damages, at what they may deem just and right, to each in- 
diyidual claimant with which they cannot agree, and deposit 
a statement of the amount of damages so assessed to each 
indiyidual with the town clerk, . who shall note the time of 
filing the same. It shall be the duty of commissioners, in 
all cases of assessins; damao;es, to estimate the adyantages 
and benefits the new road or alteration of any old one will 
confer on complainants for the same as well as the disadyan- 
tages. 
riling of orders § 57. It sliall bc the duty of the town clerk, wheneyer 
by clerk. ^^-^^ Order of the commissioners for laying out, altering or 

discontinuing a road shall be receiyed by him, to carefully 
file the same ; and the time hereinafter limited for appeal- 
ing from such order ^hall be computed from the time of 
filing the same ; but the town clerk shall not record such 
order until a final decision is made, and not then unless 
such order is confirmed. 
Useless roads. § 58. Whcneycr it shall be represented to the board of 

supervisors of any county, at any regular or special meeting, 
by a petition of at least thirty-fiye legal voters of the county, 
residing within three miles of any state road, that said road, 
or any portion thereof, within said county, is useless and bur- 
thensome and that the public interest requires that the same, 
or any particular portion thereof, setting forth what portion, 
y should be vacated, or that the public interest requires the 

relocation of said road, or any part thereof, setting forth 
what part, said board shall proceed and appoint three suit- 
able persons of said county as viewers, to view said road, 
who shall, within a reasonable time, and after being duly 
sworn to perforin their duties faithfully and impartially, 
proceed to examine said road, and particularly that portion 
thereof in question, and make report, in writing, of their 
doings, at the same or next meeting of the board of super- 
visors. 



TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 257 

§ 59. When the petition is for the vacation of the road Vacation of roads 
the viewers shall proceed to ascertain the fact, as to whether 
the road is useless and bnrthensome, and if they find such 
to be the faci:, they shall so report. If the petition is for 
the relocation of the road they shall proceed to inquire 
whether the public interest requires such relocation, and 
shall report to the board accordingly, as they shall find the 
facts to be. If they shall find that the public interest requires 
such relocation they shall relocate the line of said road, as 
in their opinion is required, and cause a survey thereof to 
be made by a competent surveyor, and shall accompany 
their report with an accurate plat and survey of such reloca- 
tion. On receiving the report of said viewers the board of 
supervisors may, in their discretion, order the vacation or 
relocation of said road, agreeably to the report of the view- 
ers. 

§ 60. 'No petition for the vacation or relocation of any ^°*^''« of petition 

n T 1 n 1 -IT 1 ,' 1 'or vacation. 

btate road snail be entertamed or the prayer thereof granted 
by the board of supervisors, unless public notice of the 
presentation of such petition shall be given, at least twenty 
days prior to the presentation, by posting up notices in at 
least three public places on the route of the road and on 
the door of the court house and also on the door of the 
county clerk's ofiice, should it be kept in a separate building. 

§ 61. The viewers, and persons they may necessarily compensation of 
employ to aid them, under the provisions aforesaid, shall be ^°^'^ viewers, 
allowed such reasonable compensation as the board of super- 
visors may deem just, to be paid out of the county treasury; 
and the board shall have power, in their discretion, to require 
the applicants for the vacation or relocation of any State 
road to dejDosit with the clerk a sufiicient sum of money to 
pay the expenses of viewing the same, in case the report of 
the viewers shall be adverse to the prayer of the j)etition, 
and to be returned, in case their report shall be favorable. 

§ 62. All public highways, laid out by order of the width of roads, 
commissioners of highways or supervisors, on appeal, shall 
not be less than four rods wide. 

§ 63. The public roads, now existing by law, are declared 
the public highways of the town in which such roads shall 
lay, and this act shall not be construed as conferring any 
power on the commissioners of highways to alter State roads 
now or hereafter existing by law. 

§ 64:. All roads laid out by authority of the county com- Definition of pub- 
missioners or county court in counties adopting township ^^'^^s^^^y^- 
organization prior to the time of adopting township organi- 
zation, and which have been opened and traveled as high- 
ways for the space of five years from :the date of laying 
out or remained open through unin closed land for that length 
of time, are hereby declared to be public highways, and the 
order of said county commissioners or county court, entered 
of record, establishing such roads, shall be evidence of the 
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258 



TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 



Resurveys. 



The reopening 
roads. 



of 



regnlanty of all the proceedings in laying out such roads 
anterior to such order. 

§ Go. It shall be the dutj- of the commissioners of high- 
ways, on application of twelve freeholders, residing within 
three miles of any such road, to proceed and cause the same 
to be resurveyed and more perfectly described, having posted 
notices of their intention to do so, in three public places in 
the neighborhood of the road, for at least ten days prior 
thereto. 

§ 66. In resurveying any such road the commissioners 
of highways shall consult the original held notes or survey 
thereof, if the same can be produced, and shall hear any 
and all other evidence, written or parol, which may be 
offered in relation to the original location of such road, in 
cases where there shall be any doubts as to the location and 
the time and manner of traveling such road; and having 
heard such evidence, they shall proceed and re-establish the 
line of said road, in accordance with the evidence before 
them, and shall make a correct plat thereof, with a certificate 
of their doings in the premises, embodying their survey of 
the road and their determination in the premises, which 
they shall file in the town clerk's ofiice; and which action 
of the commissioners of highways shall be final and conclu- 
sive, as to the location of such road and the time and man- 
ner of traveling the same. 

§ 67. The laying out and establishing of a highway, by the 
commissioners of highways, on the route of any road laid 
and established by county authority, as aforesaid, shall not 
operate to vacate or discontinue the road before laid out and 
established, unless the order of the commissioners shall so 
declare; and such vacation or discontinuance shall likewise 
have been petitioned for. 



Right of appeal. 



Form of making 
appeal. 



§ 68. Any person or persons, being owners of or agents 
for any tract of land upon the route or line of or over which 
any highway altered, discontinued or laid out shall run, 
feeling themselves aggrieved by any order made by the com- 
missioners of highways, may appeal from the same, at any ' 
time within thirty days after the filing of such order in the 
town clerk's ofiice. Such appeal shall note the time that 
such order was filed, and shall be made to three supervisors 
of the county, neither of whom shall be a resident of the 
town in which said highway was situated. All persons who 
desire to m.ake an appeal from such order shall act in concert 
and make their appeal to the same three supervisors. 

§ 69. Every such appeal shall be in writing, and signed 
by the party or parties appealing. It shall briefly state the 
grmnd upon which it is made and whether it is brought in 
relation to damages assessed by the commissioners of high- 
ways or in relation to the alteration, discontinuance or laying 
out of the road, or in relation to both, or whether it is brought 



TOWJSrSHIP OEGANIZATION. 269 

to reverse entirely the determination of the commissioners 
or only to reverse a part thereof, and in the latter case it 
shall specify what part. 

§ TO. The appeal shall be addressed to the town clerk ^^°8 "^ ^^"^• 
of the town wherein the road in question shall be, and filed 
with him within the time required for taking appeals; and 
in case there shall be no town clerk in the town then such 
appeal may be addressed to and filed with the supervisor or 
any justice of the peace of said town; and upon the filing 
of a bond by the party taking such appeal, executed to the 
supervisor of the town, in sufficient amount and with suffi- 
cient sureties, to be approved by said town clerk, supervisor 
or justices of the peace, conditioned to pay all costs arising 
from such appeal, in case the determination of the commis- 
sioners of highways in the premises shall not be reversed, 
said town clerk, supervisor or justice of the peace, as the 
case may be, shall at once proceed to select, at his discretion, 
three supervisors of the county, neither of whom shall be a 
resident of the town in which the highway is situated, for 
the hearing of said appeal, which supervisors shall proceed 
to hear and determine said appeal, as hereinafter provided. 

§ 71. In case the condition of the bond provided in the Bringing of suits. 
preceding section shall not be complied with in thirty days 
after the appeal shall be determined, the supervisor shall 
bring suit thereon, before some justice of the peace of the 
county, who shall have jurisdiction in such cases without 
regard to the amount of the bond, and, when collected, the 
amount shall be paid to the several persons interested. 

§ 72. The town clerk, supervisor or justice of the peace. Notice of appeal, 
as the case' may be, in making the selection of supervisors 
as aforesaid, shall have due regard to the interests of the 
persons interested, and shall, upon making such selection or 
nomination, give a certificate of the same, which shall be 
delivered to the person taking such appeal ; which certificate 
said person shall cause to be delivered to one of the super- 
visors therein named, within ten days from the time of filing 
such appeal with the town clerk or other officer, as aforesaid, 
and shall also, within the same time, cause a notice of such 
appeal to be given to the other two supervisors named in 
said certificate. 

§ 73. It shall be the duty of the supervisors to whom Meeting of super- 
the appeal is made, as soon as may be convenient, after the 
expiration of thirt}' days from the filing of the order in the 
town clerk's office from which the appeal is made, to agree 
upon a time when and where they will meet to consider the 
same; which shall be at some place deemed convenient, at 
or near the road to be examined. 

§ 74. The person or persons making the appeal shall 
cause a notice, in writing, of the time and place agreed on 
by the three s:.pervisors when and where they will meet, to 
be served on each of the commissioners oi highways from 



260 TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. rf 

whose order they appealed, and also on at least three of the 
petitioners who petitioned in relation to such road; which 
notices shall be served at least eight days before the time 
mentioned therein, by delivering one to each commissioner 
or leaving one at each of their dwelling houses; and in 
like manner shall the notices be served on each of the three 
petitioners. 
The proceedings § ^5. It shall bc the dutv of supcrvisors to convene at 

or supervisors. 5, . k . , ^ . -, ^ •, 

the time and place mentioned m the notice, and to hear the 
proofs and allegations of the parties. They shall have power 
to issue process, to compel the attendance of witnesses, and 
may adjourn from time to time, as may be necessary. Their 
decision, or that of any two of them, shall embrace the whole 
matter in controversy. They shall, first, consider the propriety 
and expediency of locating, altering or discontinuing the 
road; secondly, the subject of damages, if such subject was 
embraced in the appeal under which they are acting; and 
they shall fix upon the amount of damages which, in their 
judgment, is right and just, to be paid to each person claim- 
ing damages; but no person shall be entitled to reassessment 
of damages, unless his or her name appears in the appeal in 
reference to that subject. The supervisors shall be governed 
by the same rules, in assessing damages, as is provided in 
section fifty-six of this article, for the government of com- 
missioners of highways in such case. 
Appeal from the § 76. Upon the refusal of the commissioners of highways 

GBCision of the -^ 

commissioners, to alter or discoiitiuue a road or lay out any new road, peti- 
tioned for as provided in section fifty-one of this article, any 
one of the petitioners may appeal from such determination 
in the same manner and subject to the same provisions and 
restrictions as relates to persons who feel themselves aggriev- 
ed by a determination of the commissioners to alter or dis- 
continue a road or lay out a new road. 
Reversal of the § 77. Where an appeal shall have been made from the 

decision. determination of the commissioners refusing to lay out, alter 

or discontinue a road and the supervisors shall reverse such 
determination such supervisors shall alter, discontinue or lay 
out the road applied for, as the case may be, and in doing 
so shall proceed in the same manner in which commissioners 
of highways are directed to proceed in the like cases. Such 
road shall be ojDened by the commissioners of the town, in 
the same manner as if laid out by themselves. 

§ 78. Appeals may be had from the determination of 
commissioners of highways of two adjoining towns, in alter- 
ing, discontinuing, laying out or refusing to lay out any 
road upon the line between said towns, which shall be 
granted and conducted in all respects as in other cases, ex- 
cept that the appeal shall be addressed to the town clerks 
of both towns or other officers of each town, as necessity 
may require. Each clerk shall select one supervisor, and 
the party appealing may select the other. Said clerks shall 



TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 261 

jointly certify the facts of such selection. The supervisors 

so selected shall proceed, as near as may be, as provided in 

other cases. The bond for costs, in such case, may be exe- Bond for costs. 

cuted to the supervisor of either town. Duplicate copies of 

all orders and proceedings, in such cases, shall be filed with 

the town clerks of each town. 

§ 79. In case any one of the supervisors to whom such riiung of vacancy 
application shall have been made shall become unable to 
attend before the determination of such appeal, it shall be 
the duty of the remaining supervisors named therein to asso- 
ciate with themselves another of the supervisors of the same 
county, who shall act with them in all subsequent proceed- 
ings, in the same manner as if he had been originally named 
in such appeal. In case the term of oflice of any supervisor 
shall expire before the determination of such appeal he shall 
continue to act in the premises, the same as if he had been 
re-elected. 

§ 80. Every such supervisor shall be entitled to receive ^gy^'P^i^l'g"'' 
one dollar and fifty cents for every day employed in hearing 
and deciding such appeal or when necessarily engaged in 
reference to the same ; and the town clerk, supervisor or 
justice of the peace shall be entitled, for giving a certificate 
of an appeal, fifty cents, to be paid by the party appealing, 
where the determination of the commissioners of highways 
shall be affirmed ; but, where it is reversed, to be charged 
against and paid by the town. 

§ 81. After the action of the supervisors upon an appeal 
from the decision of the commissioners of highways, in 
laying out, vacating or altering any road, no application shall 
be entertained by commissioners for the relaying, vacation 
or alteration of the same road within one year from the date 
of the determination of the supervisors thereupon. 



of 



§ 82. The amount of damages, as finally settled by the Report of damage 
three supervisors or as agreed on by tlie commissioners of 
highways, together with all charges of officers and other 
persons employed in laying out, altering or discontinuing 
any road, shall be rendered by the commissioners of high- 
ways to the board of town auditors, with the amount of 
damages and charges due each individual; which account 
shall be audited by said board, certified to and deposited 
with the town clerk. The town clerk shall make out the 
aggregate amount of such damages and charges, with his 
certificate thereto attached, and deliver the same to the 
supervisor of the town previous to the annual meeting of 
the board of supervisors. 

§ 83. After a final decision by any three supervisors to Proceedinps in 

1 1 Tr.. 1 1 1 1 1 •/> • ii case of excessive 

Whom any road difiiculty has been appealed, it, m the damages. 
opinion of the supervisor, town clerk, the justices of the 



262 TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 

peace and the commissioners of highways, or any five of 
them, the damages are manifestly too high, and that, in 
providing for the payment thereof, an oppressive tax will 
have to be levied on the property of said town, they may 
petition the board of supervisors, at any meeting of said 
board, held within six months after such decision, for relief, 
either from the whole or a part of the damages. The board 
shall hear the reasons for and against granting such relief, 
and if a majority of them shall be of opinion that the town 
should be relieved from the whole amount of damages, then 
and in that case the opening of said road shall be postponed 
until the damages, or a major part thereof, are in some 
other way provided for than by levying a tax upon the pro- 
perty of the town. 

ROADS EXTENDING INTO ADJOINING TOWNS, AND ON STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN 

LINES. 

Meeting of com- § 84. "When tlic commissioncrs of highways of any town 

jaceTuowDs.* ' sliall disagree with the commissioners of any other town of 
the same county, relating to the laying out of a new road or 
the alteration of an old road, extending into both towns, or 
when the commissioners of a town in one county shall disa- 
gree with the commissioners of a town in another county, 
relative to the laying out of a new road or altering an old 
road which shall extend into both counties, the commission- 
ers of both towns shall meet together, at the request of 
either disagreeing commissioner, and make their determina- 
tion npon such subject of disagreement. 

Petition for alter- § 85. Whenever the commissioners of highways of any 
town receive a petition praying the location of a new road, 
alteration or discontinuing of an old one, "upon the line 
between the two towns, such road shall be laid out, altered 
or discontinued by two or more of the commissioners of 
highways of each of said towns, either upon such line or as 
near thereto as the convenience of the ground will admit ; 
and they may so vary the same, either to the one or to the 
other side of such line, as they may think proper. The 
petition in such cases shall be addressed to the commission- 
ers of the two towns, jointly, and presented to each in 
duplicate. 

§ 86. It shall be the duty of the said commissioners, 
when there may be such highway, to divide it into two or 
more road districts in such manner that the labor and ex- 
pense of opening, working and keeping in repair such high- 
way, through each of the said districts, may be equal, as 
near as may be, and to allot an equal number of the said 
districts to each of the said towns. 

Road districts. § 87. Eacli district shall be considered as wholly belong- 
ing to the town to which it shall be allotted, for the purpose 
of opening and improving the road, and keeping it in repair ; 
and the commissioners shall cause such highway and the 



ation or discon 
tinuance 



TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 263 

petition and allotment thereof to be recorded in the office of 
town clerk, in each of their respective towns. 

§ 88. AH highways, heretofore laid out upon the line 
between any two towns, shall be divided, allotted, recorded 
and kept in repair in the manner above directed. 

§ 89. Highways may be laid out and opened upon the 
line between this and any adjoining state, as provided in 
the five pi-eceding sections, whenever the laws of such ad- 
joining states shall be applicable. 

OPENING HIGHWAYS. 

§ 90. Whenever the commissioners of highways shall °,CughimJ^v- 
have laid out any public highway through any inclosed, ed lands, 
cultivated or improved lands, in conformity with the provi- 
sions of this act, and their determination shall not have been 
appealed from, they shall give the owner or occupant of the 
land through which such road shall have been laid sixty days' 
notice, in writing, to remove his fences. If such owner 
does not remove his fences, within sixty days, the commis- 
sioners shall cause such fences to be removed, and shall 
direct the road to be opened and worked ; and such owner 
shall forfeit to the town the sum of fifty cents a day for 
every day he shall permit his fence to remain, after the ex- 
piration of said sixty days. 

§ 91. If the determination of the commissioners shall Appeals, 
have been appealed from, then the sixty days' notice shall 
be given, after the decision of the supervisors upon such 
appeal shall have been filed in the office of the town clerk of 
the town. 

§ 91. All highways, laid out by order of the commis- 
sioners or supervisors, on appeal, shall be opened within 
five years from the time of laying out the same. If not 
opened within the time aforesaid the same shall be decreed 
to be vacated. 

PRIVATE ROADS. 

§ 93. Private roads may be laid out by the commission- 
ers of highways, from the dwelling or plantation of indi- 
viduals to any public road, or from one public road to 
another, or from one lot of land to another, or from a lot of 
land to the highway ; and whenever any individual desires 
to have a private road laid out, as aforesaid, such individual 
may ajDply to the commissioners of highways to lay out such 
private road, and the commissioners shall proceed to exam- 
ine into the merits of such application, and be governed in 
their proceedings by the rules and regulations prescribed in 
this act in relation to public roads. The damages assessed, Award of damage 
in consequence of the laying out of such private road, shall 
be paid by the person applying for the same, and, when 
paid, the persons applying therefor, their heirs and assigns, 



264 TOWNSHIP OEGANIZATION. 

shall have the right to open said private road, and shall 
have the right of way upon the same forever thereafter, but 
not to be converted to any other use or purpose than that of 
a road. 

OBSTRUCTING HIGHWAYS. 

• 

punisiinient for § 94. If UTij pcrsou sliall obstruct auv public highway, 
obstructing high- i^y falling a troo or trees across the sai e, by encroaching 
upon or fencing up the same, or by placing any other ob- 
struction therein, or by digging a ditch across the same, he 
shall forfeit to the town, for every such oflense, a smn not 
exceeding ten dollars, and a sum not exceeding one dollar 
for every day he shall sutler such obstruction to remain after 
he shall have been ordered to remove the same by a com- 
missioner or overseer of highways of the town: Provided, 
that this section shall not be construed to extend to any per- 
son who shall lawfully cut down any tree for use, and who 
shall immediately remove the same out of the road, nor to 
any person through whose land a highway shall run, who 
shall dig a ditch or drain across such highway and shall keep 
the same in good repair. 
Injury to bridges. § 95. Auy porsou who shall purposcly remove any plank 
or timber from any bridge or causeway on any public high- 
way, such person shall be deemed giulty of a misdemeanor, 
and shall be liable to indictment therefor, and punished by 
imprisonment not exceeding six months, and shall also for- 
feit to the town a sum not less than five dollars nor exceed- 
ing one hundred dollars ; and any j)erson who shall destroy 
or deface any guide board, post or mile stone, on any pub* 
lie highway, he shall forfeit to the town a sum of not less 
than live dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars. 

PROSECUTION FOR PENALTIES. 

Manner of bring- § 96. All penalties and forfeitures provided in and by 
covei^^of toes!' '^^lis act, whorc the same shall not exceed one hundred dol- 
lars, may be sued for and recovered before any justice oi 
the peace of the proper county, upon whom jurisdiction, in 
such cases, is hereby conferred ; and all proceedings for the 
recovery of any such penalty or forfeiture shall be in the 
name of the town to which the same shall be forfeited, un- 
less otherwise provided by this act. 

§ 97. In all cases where a penalty or forfeiture shall b( 
incurred by any person, under the provisions of this act 
and no prosecution for the same shall be commenced by the 
town to which the same shall be due, or by the officer or agen 
whose duty it is to prosecute for the same, within sixty day* 
from the time such penalty or forfeiture shall be incurred 
the same may be sued for by any elector of the town, in ai 
action qui tarn, one half of the amount recovered to be paie 



TOWNSHIP OEGANIZATION. 265 

to the person who shall sue therefor and the other half to 
the town. 

ARTICLE EIGHTEENTH. 

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS. 

§ 1. Each town, acting under township organization, Election precincts 
shall constitute an election precinct; and the supervisor, 
assessor and collec^-.or shall be, ex officio^ j^^^^g^s of elections. 
The supervisor, or in case of his absence, the town clerk, 
shall post up notices of general elections, in like manner as 
is now required of sherilfs and county clerks under the gen- 
eral laws ot this State, in counties not adopting township 
organization. T^he place of holding elections shall be at 
some central and convenient place in the town, to be fixed 
by the supervisors or town clerk, as the case may be. 

§ 2. The county iudo-e, sittinsi: as a county court, without Jurisdiction of 

. , . ^' i.' J i X.- ' J.- county judges. 

associates, m counties acting under township organization, 

shall have the same jurisdiction of suits brought by collec- 

\ tors for taxes on delinquent lands and town lots as the coun- 

I ty courts have under existing laws ; and all acts of county 

I courts, heretofore done in suits for taxes on delinquent lands 

I and town lots are hereby legalized. 

§ 3. The cities of Chicago and Peoria shall be entitled to special provision 
' elect one supervisor in each ward, in addition to the town- orialnd°cwcI|o 
' ship supervisors, and the several supervisors so elected shall 
be members of the board of supervisors of the county, and 
, shall have, possess and enjoy all the rights powers and privi- 
leges that are now or hereafter shall be possessed and enjoy- 
ed by the several township supervisors, as members of the 
board of supervisors of the county. The election for such 
supervisor to be held at the'same time and in the same man- 
ner as the election for township supervisors in the counties 

I I in which said cities are situated. 

•' § 4. Upon the petition of fifty legal voters of any county vote on adoption 
acting under township organization, it shall be the duty of glnizlti^.^ °^' 
the county clerk, upon the filing of such petition with him, 
to cause notices to be posted up in three of the most pub- 
lic places in each town of such county, at least twenty days 
previous to the next annual town meeting, that the question 
of township organization, under this act will be voted upon. 
At such meeting said vote shall be taken by ballot, to be 
written or printed, or partly written and partly printed, 
"For Township Organization," or "Against Township Or- 
ganization," and shall be canvassed and returned in like 
manner as votes for State and county officers. 
' § 5. If it shall appear, by the returns of said election, 
that a majority of all the voters, voting at such election, 
have voted against township organization, then the county 
50 voting shall cease to act under such organization, from 
and after the election and qualification of such county officers 
—25 



266 



Blection of town- 
sliip officers. 



Highway commis- 
sioners. 



Drawing of lot5. 



PiOviso relative 
V> Cook county. 



PrOTiiW relative 
to O^alena. 



TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. 

as are provided for in such counties as have never adopted 
township organization. 

§ 6. At the next general election after the voters of any 
such county have determined against township organization, 
there shall be an election for all the officers required by 
law in counties that have never adopted township organiza- 
tion, except such officers as may have been previously elect- 
ed and are entitled to hold over ; and notice of such election 
shall be given as is now provided by law. 

§ Y. That at the first town meeting in each town, under 
tliis act, ill counties that have or may hereafter adopt town- 
ship organization, there shall be elected three commissioners 
of highways, one of which shall hold his office for one year, 
one for two years, and one for three years. Said commission- 
ers shall meet at the office of the town clerk at a day and hour 
to be fixed by said clerk, within ten days after the town 
meeting, of which he shall give each commissioner three 
days' notice, when and where said commissioners shall meet 
to determine their respective terms of office. 

§ 8. At such time and j)lace the town clerk shall prepare 
three separate pieces of paper, as near alike as practicable ; 
on the first of which shall be written the number "one," on 
the second the number "two," and on the third the number 
"three ;" and he shall cause them to be folded up alike, as 
near as practicable, and deposited in a box ; and the persons 
elected commissioners shall severally draw one of the said 
pieces of paper, and the term of office of each such com- 
missioners shall be determined by such drawing, and each 
shall hold his office for the number of years corresponding 
with the number by him drawn. 

§ 9. If any person elected a commissioner shall neglect 
to attend at the time and place specified in the preceding 
section, the town clerk shall select some qualified elector of 
the town to draw for said commissioner, in the manner pre- 
scribed in the preceding section ; and the number drawn by 
such elector shall be a lawful determination of the term of i 
office of said commissioner. 

§ 10. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with the pro-- 
visions of this act, are hereby repealed, saving and except- 
ing laws of a local or private nature ; and nothing herein 
contained shall be construed as repealing an act entitled 
"An act to change the time of holding town meetings in the 
county of Cook," approved February 2-ith, 1859, or an act 
entitled "An act to amend an act entitled an act to provide 
for township organization," approved February 21st, 1859, 
which applies to Cook county only. 

§ 11. This act shall take eflect on the first day of April 
next, A. D. 1861, and shall be in force on and after that day. 

Notliing in this act contained shall prevent the towns of 
East and West Galena from electing an assistant supervisor 
in each of said towns, in addition to the town supervisor : 



VOTERS AND VOTING. 20' 

but said towns of East and AYest Galena are each empower- 
ed to elect an assistant supervisor, so as to make two super- 
visors in each of said towns, in addition to the ward super- 
visors of the city of Galena, allowed by law. 
Appkoved February 20, 1861. 



In'force February 



AN ACT to prevent illegal voting at Elections. 21 1861 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That to con- ^\f^^ ^""^ p^"*'' 
stitute residence, under the election laws of this State, a per- 
son shall have resided in the election precinct or district for 
the term of sixty days; and no person shall be entitled to 
vote at any election under the laws of this State, excepting un- 
der charters for cities or incorporated towns, unless he shall 
have actually and in good faith resided in the election pre- 
cinct or district in which he offers his vote, for sixty days 
immediately preceding such election ; any law of this State 
to the contrary notwithstanding. 

§ 2. Any person violating the provisions of this act shall 
be subject to all the fines, penalties and punishments that are 
now provided by law for illegal voting. 

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

Approved February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT to provide for ascertaining the qualification of Voters and to pre- in force Februarr 
vent fraudulent Voting. 22, 1861. 

Whereas the right of su'ffrage is the highest privilege of the 
citizen, and should be guarded with proper vigilance 
against intrusion and fraud ; for the purpose, therefore, of 
ascertaining the persons who may be entitled to vote at 
the several elections held under the laws of this State, 
and to prevent illegal voting thereat. 
Section 1. Be it enacted %y the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That to con- 
stitute residence, under the constitution and election laws of Residence dt 
this State, a permanent abode is necessary, and all elections, ^"'^'^■ 
general or special, held in any town, city, district or ward, 
every person offering to vote, who is not personally known 
to the judges and inspectors of election to have such perma- 
nent abode and to have resided in such election district for 



268 VOTERS AND VOTING. 

the space of sixty days, immediately preceding such elec- 
tion, shall, if his vote be challenged, take the oath now re- 
quired by law, and in addition thereto swear or affirm to 
his place of residence, specifying the particular place and 
house in which he resides, and stating how long he has 
there resided, and his business or employment ; and if he 
has not resided in such house for sixty days imniediately 
preceding such election he shall state where and in what 
house he has resided for the last sixty days ; and, in addi- 
tion thereto, such voter, so challenged, shall be required to 
produce two witnesses, both of whom are personally known 
to said judges of said election and resident in the precinct, 
district or ward, or shall be proved by some legal voter or 
voters of the precinct or district in which such vote is of- 
fered to be voted therein, who shall be known to said judges, 
and each of whom shall take the following oath, to be ad- 

Fom of oath, ministcred by one of the judges of said election : "I do 
solemnly swear, (or affirm as the case may be,) that I am a 
resident of this election district f.nd entitled to vote at this 
election, and that I have been a resident of this election dis- 
trict for one year last past, and that I am well acquainted 
with the voter whose vote is now offered ; that he is an actual 
and bona fide resident of this election district, and that he 
has resided in this State for one year last past." 

Duty of judgesof § 2. If auv I'udo-e of auv election shall permit anv voter 

p1 potion tj t) c3 «/ X «/ 

to vote, whose vote is so challenged, without the proof re- 
quired in the first section of this act, or shall knowingly and 
willfully permit any person to testify as a witness, contrary 
to the provisions of this act, he shall be deemed guilty of 
high misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be 
fined in the sum of one thousand dollars and imprisoned in 
the county jail for six months. 

Punishment for § 3. If any witncss or voter, whose vote is so challenged, 

peijury. ^^^ swom uudcr the provisions of this act, shall, knowingly, 

willfully and corruptly swear falsely, he shall be deemed 
guilty of perjury, and, on conviction thereof, imprisoned in 
the penitentiary for any time not less than three nor more 
than twenty-one years. 

Illegal voting. § 4. If any person shall vote more than once at any elec- 
tion held under the authority of the laws of this State, or 
shall vote at any such election, who is not a qualified voter 
at the place where he so votes, or shall ofier to vote, after 
having once voted at such election, he shall, on conviction 
thereof, be confined in the penitentiary for any term not less 
than one or more than five years. 

Indorsement of | 5. At all clcctions, general or special, in this State, 
where the vote is by ballot, if the judges of elections are sat- 
isfied, under the provisions of this act and the other laws of 
this State relating to elections, that the person off'ering the 
vote is a legal voter he shall indorse on the back of the 
ticket ofiered the number corresponding with the number of 



voter's name. 



VOTERS AND VOTING. 269 

tlie voter on the poll book, and put said ticket immediately 
in tlie ballot box, and the clerks of the election shall enter 
the name of the voter and his number in the poll book. 

§ 6. At the close of the polls the poll books shall be c'°?}°g S>^ »'" 

• -\ 1 ^ • ^ ^ ii ill i P°^^ bOOKS. 

Signed by the judges and attested by the clerks ; the names 
therein contained shall then be counted, and the number set 
down at the foot of the poll books. 

§ T. All the ballots counted by the judges of election Preservation oi 
shall, after being read, be strung upon a strong thread or 
twine, in the order in which they have been read, and shall 
then be carefully enveloped and sealed up by the judges, 
who shall direct the same to the officer or officers to whom 
by law they are required to return the poll books, and shall 
be delivered, together with said poll books, to said officer 
or officers, who shall carefully preserve said ballots for six 
months, and at the expiration of that time shall destroy 
them. And in all cases of contested election tSae parties 
contesting the same shall have the right to kiive the said 
package of ballots opened, and said ballots referred to by 
witnesses for the purpose of such contest. But said ballots 
shall only be so examined and referred to in the presence of 
the officer having the custody thereof. 

§ 8. The provisions of this act shall apply to all general General and spe- 
and special elections, hereafter held in this State, whether ^^^^ elections. 
for general, town, municipal or other officers ; and no person 
shall be considered, under any circumstances, as having a 
residence in any ward or election district or precinct, unless 
he shall have had a permanent abode therein for at least 
thirty days immediately preceding such election. 

§ 9. 'No liquor or other intoxicating drinks shall be sold saie ofiiquors oi! 
or given away, at retail, nor shall any bar-room or place ^ ^^ ^°" ^^' 
where liquor or intoxicating drinks are sold at retail be 
open upon such election day ; and it shall be the duty of the 
sheriff, constables, public officers and magistrates to see that 
the provisions of this section are enforced; and any violation 
of its provisions shall be prosecuted and punished in the 
same manner and to the same extent as the keej)ing of tip- 
pling houses open upon Sunday or the first day of the week 
is now punished by law. 

§ 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Appeoved February 22, 1861. 



270 WABASH COUKTY KECOKDS — WATER, TO PURIFY. 

In force April 24, AX ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to restore the Records of "Wabash 
1^"- County. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of 
Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly^ That an 
act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled 
"An act to restore the records of Wabash county," approved 
on the sixteenth day of February, 1859, and which act has 
expired by limitation, be and the same is hereby revived, 
and that the several provisions thereof shall be and remain 
in full force from and after the approval of this act until the 
fourth day of July, 1862, with the alterations and amend- 
ments hereinafter mentioned. 
James s. Johnson § 2. That Said act of thc Gciieral Assembly, so to be re- 
Juce''o?'F. D. vived, shall be so amended that the name of James S. John- 
Pre?ton. gon, of Wabasli county, shall be substituted for the name of 

Finney D. Preston, and that the said James S. Johnson 
shall be required to perform the same duties, subject to the 
same liabilities, as are imposed by the act to which this is 
an amendment upon the said Finney D. Preston ; and that 
the said James S. Johnson shall receive the same compen- 
sation allowed by said act to the said Finney D. Pres- 
ton ; which compensation shall be collected in the same man- 
ner as provided in said original act. 
George w. Be- § 3. That Said ori2;inal act, to which this is an amend- 
!l%ceTT:t ment, shall be so amended that the name of George W. Be- 
johnson. ^ovQ^ of Wabasli county, shall be substituted for the name 

of James S. Johnson, as the same appears in the act to 
which this is an amendment, and that the said George W. 
Besore shall be required to perform the same services, sub- 
ject to the same liabilities, as are imposed in said original 
act upon the said James S. Johnson ; and that the said 
George W, Besore shall be allowed the same compensation 
as allowed by said original act to the said James S. John- 
son ; which compensation shall be collected in the same 
manner as provided in said original act. 
Approved February 22, 1861. 



In force February AN ACT to prevent the pollution of water in this State. 

21,1861. 

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois^ re- 
presented in the General Assembly^ That if any person shall 
throw, or cause to be thrown, into any water course, lake, 
pond, spring, well, or common sewer, any dead animal, 
every person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a high 
misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be fined not 



WILL COUNTY PAUPERS. 271 

exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the county 
jail not exceeding six months. 

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

Appkoved February 21, 1861. 



AN ACT to provide for the support of Paupers in the county of Will. In force gbraary 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the sev- 
eral townships in the county of Will be and they are hereby Election to beui. 
empowered to support all paupers residing within their re- 
spective limits, out of the treasury thereof: Provided, that 
at the next election for township officers, to be held in the 
several townships in said county, on the first Tuesday of 
April next, a majority of the legal voters of said county, 
voting at said election, shall vote in favor of such separate 
townships support ; which vote shall [be] by ballot, written or 
printed, or partly written or partly printed, "For Township 
Support," or "Against Township Support ;" which shall be 
canvassed and returned in the same manner as in cases of 
elections for county officers. 

§ 2, It shall be the duty of the clerk of the coun ' court 
of said county to give notice of the said election, in tliL ^~ame 
manner as is provided for giving notice of general ^ lec- 
tions. 

§ 3. That in case separate township support shall be Township sup- 
adopted in said county, agreeably to the provisions of the 
first section of this act, then the overseers of the poor of the 
several townships, aforesaid, shall take charge of, maintain 
and support the paupers of their respective townships, in 
manner as is now or may be hereafter provided by law ; 
and all expenses incurred for such maintenance and support 
shall be considered a township charge ; and it shall be the 
duty of said overseers to present to the board of township 
auditors of their respective townships, at each regular meet- 
ing thereof, a true account of all expenditures incurred un- 
der the provisions of this act, which shall be audited and 
paid. 

§ 4. That the provisions of sections fourteen, fifteen and 
sixteen, of chapter eighty of the Kevised Statutes, entitled 
"Paupers," shall apply to and operate, as between the sev- 
eral townships of said county, in the same manner as they 
do between the several counties of this State ; and if any 
person shall become chargeable in any township in said coun- 
ty, who has not resided in said county thirty days, then the 
overseers of the poor having such paupers in charge shall ^gn'^by" Mun^y 
give notice th jieof to the county clerk of said county, whose ^lerk. 
duty it shall ba to give notice of [to] the authorities of the 



272 WILL COUNTY DRAINAGE. 

proper county, as in other cases ; and the expenses of taking 
care of such paupers, when received from such foreign 
county, shall be paid into the treasury of the proper town- 
ship. 

This act to take effect from and after its passage. 

Appeoyed February 21, 1861. 



In force February AN ACT to authorize the Drainage of Lands in Will County. 

22, 1S61. 

Section 1. Be it encicted hy the People of the State of 
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That G-eorge 
Drainage com- R. DycT, Solomou Simmous, David Willard, John J. Camp, 
misdoners. rj.-^^^^ j^_ Abbott, Adam Comstock, Henry M. AVard, John 
W. Young and Oscar Koehler, and their successors in office, 
be and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic, 
by the name and style of the " Will County Drainage Com- 
missioners ;" and by such name shall have succession, con- 
tract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, plead and be 
impleaded, without a common seal, in all courts of law and 
equity, in this State, and be fully invested with all the pow- 
ers which may be needful to carry into effect all the purposes 
and objects of this act. 
Powers and duties § 2. The Said Corporation ' is hereby authorized and em- 
commissioners. pQ^ygj.g^j ^q survcy, locatc, coustruct, complctc and alter 
ditches, embankments, culverts and bridges, over, through 
and across any lands in the county of Will, and over, under 
and across any public road, raih'oad or plank road, which 
now is or may hereafter be laid out or constructed in said 
county ; and for such purpose shall have the right of way 
upon and may appropriate to the uses and purposes contem- 
plated herein, all the lands, stone, timber and materials, of 
every kind, for the location, construction and alteration of 
the said ditches, embankments, culverts and bridges, and for 
the maintenance and repair of any such ditches, culverts and 
embankments. 
Award of dama- g 3_ "Whcu any such land, stone, timber or other material 
cannot be procured by cession, voluntary grant or release, 
of the owner or owners thereof, the same may be taken and 
paid for, if any damages are awarded, in manner following, 
to wit : W hen any land, stone, timber or other material 
shall be deemed by said commissioners to be necessary for 
the construction, maintenance or alteration of any such 
ditch, embankment, bridge or culvert, the said commissioa- 
ers, or any three of them, appointed at any regular meet- 
ing of said commissioners, to lay out any such ditch, em- 
bankment or road, shall make an appraisal of damages sus- 
tained by any and all owners of such land, stone, timber or 



WILL COUNTY DRAINAGE. 273 

other materials so appropriated ; and such appraisal shall in- 
clude all damages so sustained, less the benefit which such 
owner or owners will derive from the construction of any 
such ditch, embankment, culvert or bridge. Such appraisal 
shall describe the lands, stone, timber or other material with 
reasonable certainty, and shall be filed with the clerk of the 
town in which such land, stone, timber or other material 
shall be situated. 

§ 4. Any owner of land considering himself aggrieved mght of appeal, 
by such appraisal may appeal from such appraisal, within 
twenty days after such appraisal shall be filed, as aforesaid, 
to the circuit court of said county, by filing a copy of said 
appraisal with the clerk of said county, and giving notice of 
such appeal to the secretary of said commissioners. Such 
appeal shall be entered upon the common law docket of said 
court, and the iudge of said court, in term time or vacation, 
as he shall elect, shall hear the parties and such witnesses 
as may be produced, and affirm or modify such appraisal, as 
shall, in his opinion, be just and equitable : Provided^ that 
no appeal shall prevent said commissioners from proceeding 
to construct such ditches, embankments, culverts and 
bridges, after they shall have tendered to such party ap- 
pealing, the amount of damages so awarded, if any. 

§ 5. The expenses of constructing, altering and main- Drainage expea 
taining any such ditches, embankments, culverts and bridges, 
together with all costs incmTcd on account thereof, shall be 
assessed on the lands benefitted thereby ; and the said com- 
missioners, or any three of them, appointed at any regular 
meeting of said commissioners, hereinafter provided to be 
held, shall make an assessment in writing, describing the 
lands assessed, and setting forth the amount assessed upon 
each tract, separately ; which assessment, certified by the 
commissioners making the same, shall be delivered over for 
collection to the county treasurer of Will county, who is » 

hereby authorized and required to collect the same ; and the 
said assessment roll, so certified, as aforesaid, shall be a suffi- 
cient warrant to the said treasurer to collect the same : Pro- 
vided^ however^ the said commissioners are hereby authorized 
to collect, receive and appropriate all assessments made, as 
provided herein, and voluntarily paid before delivering said 
assessment roll to said treasurer, any thing herein contained 
to the contrary notwithstanding.. 

§ 6. The said assessment shall be a lien upon the lands Assessments ^ to 
upon which they are made until paid ; and in case of refusal 
or neglect on the part of the owner or owners of said land 
to pay such assessments, the same provision is hereby made 
for their collection as is now provided by law for the collec- 
tion of State and coimty taxes. 

§ 7. Said commissioners shall meet, from time to time, as Meetings of com 
they ghall appoint by vote at any regular meeting; or, on the 
application, in winting, of any three of said commissioners, it 



274 WOODFORD COUNTY RECOEDS. 

shall be the duty of the secretary to call a meeting of said 
commissioners, within two weeks from the time of such ap- 
plication, hj notice of the time and place, in a weekly news- 
paper published in the city of Joliet, in said county of Will ; 

ofiicers of^boarj and Said commissioncrs shall elect one of their number to 
be their secretary, whose duty it shall also be to keep re- 
cords of all the proceedings of said commissioners, and files 
of all reports of surveys and assessments, and all other pa- 
pers connected with or pertaining to the office of said 
commissioners ; which records and tiles are hereby declared 
public records ; and any number of said commissioners, to- 
gether with their secretary, meeting together at the time 
and place of any regular meeting of said commissioners, 
shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business ; 
and in case the said commissioners, hereby appointed, shall 
be reduced to less than five in number, by death, removal 
from the county, or resignation; (which shall be tendered in 
writing to the secretary,) it shall be the duty of the secretary 
to call a meeting of the commissioners within thirty days 
after such vacancy may occur, to elect a suitable person to 
fill such vacancy ; and a majority of the whole board will be 
required to constitute such election. 

I'ower to borrow | g^ Q^[^ commissioucrs shall have power to borrow 
money, from time to time, for the purpose of carrying on 
and completing the work authori;;ed to be done by this act, ^ 
until assessments can be collected to pay the same. They 
shall also have powder, and are hereby authorized, to appro- 
priate, from time to time, money, sufiicient to pay all expen- 
ses incurred by reason of any suit or proceeding against any 
one of said commissioners, or all of them, for any act done 
by or under any order or proceeding authorized by this act. 
This act shall take efiJect and be in force from and after 
its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1861. 



money. 



In force February . .^ , ^^ . , ■, n -.-ry -.n ■, 

21, isGl. -A.N ACT concerning the records of Woodiord county. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State oj 
Illinois, represented in the G-eneral Assembly, That James 
D. Perry, clerk of the circuit court of said Woodford 
county, shall copy or employ some suitable and competent 

Copying of re- "^ ^ ^ "^ , ^ • 1 1 1 i i i i f i ^ 

cords. person or persons to copy into a well-bound book or Dooks, 

at the expense of said county, all deeds and wills relating 
to lands lying in said Woodford county, and which deeds 
and wills were recorded in the records of the counties o1 
McLean and Tazewell previous to the organization of said 
Woodford county. 



WOODFORn COtTNTY RECORDS. 275 

§ 2. The said clerk, person or persons, by him employed ^^Skrlf Taze- 
to procure copies, as aforesaid, shall have full access to the weii and McL«*n 
records and books of the recorder's office of the counties of **^"" '^^' 
McLean and Tazewell, for the purpose of making such 
copies; and the recorders of McLean and Tazewell counties 
shall carefully compare such copies with the original record 
in their office ; and if they find them to be correct, they 
shall make a certificate to that effect, under their hands and 
seal of their offices, at the end of each volume of said 
copies. 

§ 3. At the end of each deed or will copied as aforesaid, 
the person copying the same shall note the volume and 
page of the record from which it is copied, 

§ 4. That for their services in comparing such copies, 
the recorders of McLean and Tazewell counties shall be 
entitled to a compensation not exceeding ten cents for each 
deed or will, so compared by them, to be paid by Woodford 
county. 

§ 5. The said clerk of the circuit court of Woodford compensation of 
county shall receive, for each cojDy so made, one-half the 
amount now allowed by law for recording deeds and wills 
in said county of Woodford, to be paid out of the county 
treasury of said Woodford county, on the completion of the 
copying of the records aforesaid, satisfactory to the board of 
supervisors of said Woodford county. 

§ 6. All copies made, compared and certified, as afore- Records to be evi- 
said, and all transcripts of such copies, certified under the <^^°'^®'^"^- 
hand and official seal of the recorder of said Woodford 
county, shall be received and taken in all courts of justice 
and other places in this State, in as full and complete a 
manner as the records from which they shall be taken : 
Provided^ that if any discrepancy or variance shall be 
found to exist between the said copies and the records of 
McLean and Tazewell counties, certified by the recorders 
thereof to be correct, and to have been examined with 
reference to such variance, shall be received as the proper 
evidence. 

§ 7. This act shall not be so construed as to change or 
afiect the existing laws of this State in relation to the admis- 
sion of copies of deeds and wills as evidence ; but the same 
rules of evidence, as to the production of the original deeds 
or wills, shall be pursued as is now provided by law. 

§ 8. The said clerk shall make or cause to be made or sectional index. 
procure a full and complete sectional index of all the land 
in the said county of Woodford ; also to make or cause to 
be made a full and complete cross index, from grantor to 
grantee, and from grantee to grantor, all to be paid for out 
of the county treasury of the aforesaid county of Woodford. 
The whole to be done in two years from the passage of this 
act, and paid for by the county, in orders drawn by the 
proper authorities, when said work is done, as aforesaid. 



276 WOODFOKD COUNTY BECOKDS. 

§ 9. Be it further enacted, That all acts and parts of 
acts coming in conflict with the provisions of the foregoing- 
act shall be deemed to have no force or efiect in the county 
of AYoodford. 

§ 10. This act shall take effect from and after its pass- 
age, and be deemed a public act. 
"Appkoved February 21, 1861. 



JOINT EESOLUTIONS. 



JOINT RESOLUTION in relation to the impiovement of navigation of the 

Illinois River. 

Resolved hy the Senate^ the House of Representatives con- 
curving herein, That the board of trustees of the Illinois 
and Michigan Canal be and are hereby authorized and 
instructed to cause prompt and thorough surveys, examina- 
tion and estimates to be made of the Illinois River, and 
and of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, and also of portions 
of the Des Plaines and Chicago rivers, and of the portage 
between said rivers, for the purpose of accurately ascertain- 
ing the comparative value, cost, efficiency, benefits and 
advantages, direct, prospective and incidental, of the differ- 
ent methods proposed or desirable for improving the navi- 
gation of the Illinois Kiver, by dredging or excavation of 
the channel and wing dams, or by supplying water from 
'Lake Michigan, throngh the enlargement and deepening of 
the Illinois and Michigan Canal, or otherwise, or by open- 
ing a channel from Lake Michigan, by way of the south 
branch of the Chicag-o river and Mud lake to the Des 
Plaines river, and down said canal to a point that will secure 
a free, flowing, ample and never-failing supply of water, 
sufficient for the navigation of the Illinois river at all sea- 
sons and times, when not obstructed by ice. Such surveys, 
3xaminations and estimates to include a plan of enlargement 
3f the Illinois and Michigan Canal, sufficient for the intro- 
duction and use of stern-wheel river steamers and propellers 
upon it, and also of side-wheel river steamers, and to include 
also an estimate for the channel hereinbefore mentioned, of 
sufficient size to admit of full and free steamboat navigation 
from the Illinois river to Chicago and Lake Michigan, as 
well as a size sufficient for supplying water for all the defi- 
ciencies of navigation in the Illinois river, at all seasons. 
And the said trustees are hereby authorized to employ effi- 
cient and competent engineers of high character, to make 
'such surveys, examinations and estimates, and to avail 
themselves, in their labors, of all reliable surveys and data 
heretofore made or obtained of the said Illinois river and 
Illinois and Michigan Canal, and to report the result of all 
such examinations and surveys to the Governor of the 
State, as soon as the same shall be completed, and to furnish 



278 JOINT KESOLUTIONS. 

ample abstracts thereof to the newspapers of the State for 
publication, so tar as may be desired by them. And the 
said board of trustees are hereby authorized to pay the 
necessary expenses of said surveys, estimates and examina- 
tions, ont of any funds that may be received by them from 
the earnings of the Illinois and Michigan Canal: Provided^ 
that the expenses thereof shall not exceed the sum of six 
thousand dollars: Provided^ that no payment shall be made 
by the said trustees, for or on account of any liability 
heretofore incurred or moneys heretofore advanced for sur- 
veys, plats, or otherwise, exceeding twelve hundred dollars. 



JOINT RESOLUTION appointing Official Reporters. 

Resolved hy the Senate, the House of Representatives con- 
curring herein, That Robert K. Hitt and Henry Binmore 
be and they are hereby appointed official reporters for this 
General Assembly ; and they are hereby authorized to make 
full reports of the proceedings and debates of each house of 
this General Assembly on all subjects of general interests; 
said reports to be published in the Illinois State Journal 
and Illinois State Register; and that the said reporters be 
each paid six dollars per day for so doing. 



JOINT RESOLUTIONS in relation to tjie appointment of Commissioners to 

Washington. 

Whereas resolutions of the State of Yirginia have been 
communicated to the General Assembl}^ of this State, 
proposing the appointment of commissioners by the sev- 
eral States, to meet in convention, on the fourth day of 
February, a. d. 18G1, at "Washington, 
Resolved hy the Senate, the House concurring herein, That, 
with the earnest desire for the return of harmony and kind 
relations among all our sister States, and out of respect to 
the Commonwealth of Yirginia, the Governor of the State 
be requested to appoint five commissioners, on the part of 
the State of Illinois, to confer and consult with the commis- 
sioners of other States, who shall meet at Washington: 
Provided, that said commissioners shall, at all times, be 
subject to the control of the General Assembly of the State 
of Illinois. 



JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 279 

Hesohed, That the appointment of commissioners, by the 
State of Illinois, in response to the invitation of the State 
of Virginia, is not an expression of opinion, on the part of 
this State, that any amendment to the Federal constitution 
is requisite to secure to the people of the slaveholding States 
adequate guarantees for the security of their rights, nor an 
approval of the basis of settlement of our difficulties pro- 
posed by the State of Virginia; but it is an expression of 
our willingness to unite with the State of Virginia in an 
earnest effort to adjust the present unhappy controversies in 
the spirit in which the constitution was originally formed 
and consistently with its principles. 

Resolved^ That, while we are willing to appoint commis- 
sioners to meet in convention with those of other States, for 
consultation upon matters which at present distract our har- 
mony as a nation, we also insist that the appropriate and 
constitutional method of considering and acting upon the 
grievances complained of by our sister States would be by 
the call of a convention for the amendment of the constitu- 
tion, in the manner contemplated by the fifth article of that 
instrument; and, if the States deeming themselves aggrieved 
shall request congress to call such convention, the Legisla- 
ture of Illinois will and docs concur in such call. 



JOINT EE SOLUTION for purchase of Governors' Portraits. 

Resolved hy the House of Rejjyresentatwes^ the Senate con- 
curring herein^ That the Secretary of State and the Treasu- 
rer be and they are hereby authorized to negotiate with Mr. 
G. F. Wright, the artist, for the completion and purchase, 
for the State, of his gallery of portraits of the Governors 
of Illinois, and that they report thereon, with the price 
charged, at an early day. 



JOINT RESOLUTION for purchase of LegisLttive Directory. 

Resolved hy the Souse of Representatives^ the Senate con- 
euy^ng herein^ That the clerk be instructed to procure, for 
the use of this General Assembly, one thousand copies of 
the Legislative Directory, published by T. S. Pinckard and 
B. A. Kichards, and that the bill for the same be included 
in the general appropriation bill. 



280 JOINT RESOLrTIONS. 

JOINT RESOLUTION" making payment of balance due on Legislative Direc- 
tory. 

Resolved hy the Senate., the Ilmise of Repi'esentati'ves con- 
curring herein.^ That two hundred and fifty dollars, being the 
balance due Thomas S. Pinckard and B, A. Richards, for one 
thousand copies of the Legislative Directory furnished to 
the members of the present General Assembly, be and is 
hereby ordered to be paid to them on presentation of a 
certificate,'signed by the speakers of the two houses. 



JOINT RESOLUTION in relation to the printing of the Agricultural Report. 

Resolved hy the House of Representatives., the Senate con- 
curring therein., That ten thousand copies of the Transac- 
tions of the State Agricultural Society be printed, under 
the direction of said society; that fifteen hundred copies be 
for the use of the Legislature ; five hundred copies for the 
State library, and the remainder for the use of the State so- 
ciety and for the distribution to the agricultural, mechani- 
cal and horticultural associations throughout the State. 



JOINT RESOLUTION in relation to the pi'ocurement of bound copies of the 
Daily Register and Journal. 

Resolved hy the Senate^ the House of Representatives con- 
curring herein., That the Secretary of State be directed to 
procure, for each member of this General Assembly, a copy 
of the Daily Illinois State Register or a copy of the Daily 
Illinois State Journal, from the commencement to the end 
of the present session of tliis General Assembly, bound in a 
suitable form for preservation ; each member to select the 
paper he shall receive. 



JOINT RESOLUTION of condolence with the family of the late Governor 

Bissell. 

Be it resolved hy the Senate of the State of Illinois., the 
Hcnise of Representatives concurring herein., It having 
pleased Divine Providence to remove from amongst us, 



JOINT EE SOLUTIONS. 281 

since the last meeting of the General Assembly, William H. 
Bissell, late Governor of Illinois, we, for ourselves and for 
the people of our State, express our profound regret at the 
loss which our State and the country has sufiered by his un- 
timely death ; and we and the people will ever hold in 
grateful remembrance the memory of one who, b}^ his gal- 
lant deeds on the field of battle and his distinguished ser- 
vices, both in the National councils, and as the chief execu- 
tive officer of our State, has so much honored the State, 
and has set an example worthy of all imitation, 

Resolved^ That we deeply sympathize with the bereaved 
family of the deceased ; and that a copy of these resolutions 
be transmitted to the widow and children of the late Gov- 
ernor Bissell, and that the members and officers of the Gen- 
eral Assembly will wear crape upon the left arm for the . 
term of thirty days. 



JOINT RESOLUTION in reference to tolls on the Illinois and Michigan 

C anal. 

Wheeeas, it has been represented to the General Assem- 
bly of the State of Illinois that the tolls now charged by 
the trustees of the Illinois and Michigan canal on lum- 
ber, timber, lath and shingles being transported on said 
canal, are excessive, and detrimental to the true interests 
of the State ; therefore, 

Be it resolved hy the Senate of the State of Illinois^ the 
House of Representatives concurring herein^ That the State 
trustee be and he is hereby directed to present to the t rus- 
tees of the Illinois and Michigan canal, a proposition for a 
proper reduction of the tolls now charged on lumber, tim- 
ber, lath or shingles transported on said canal, and that he 
urge on said trustees the necessity for such reduction, and 
to provide for a schedule of charges on all freights, consist- 
ent with the charges on lumber recommended. 



JOINT RESOLUTIONS on Federal Relations. 

Whereas, although the people of the State of Illinois do not 
desire any change in our Federal constitution, yet as sev- 
eral of our sister States have indicated that they deem it 
necessary that some amendment should be made thereto ; 
and whereas, in and by the fifth article of the constitution 
of the United States, provision is made for proposing 
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282 JOINT EES0LUTI0N8. 

m e ndments to that instrument, either by congress or by a 
convention ; and whereas a desire has been expressed, in 
various parts of the United States, for a convention to pro- 
pose amendments to the constitution ; therefore, 
J^e it resolved hy the General Assemhly of the State of Illi- 
nois, That if apphcation shall be made to Congress, by any 
of the States deeming themselves aggrieved, to call a con- 
vention, in accordance with the constitutional provision 
atbresaid, to propose amendments to the constitution of the 
United States, that the Legislature of the State of Illinois 
will and does hereby concur in making such application. 

Resolved, That, until the people of these United States 
shall otherwise direct, the present Federal Union must be 
preserved as it is, and the present constitution and laws must 
be administered as they are ; and, to this end, in conformity 
with that constitution and the laws, the whole resources of 
the State of Illinois are hereby pledged to the Federal au- 
thorities. 

Resolved, That copies of the above preamble and resolu- 
tions be sent to each of our Representatives and Senators in 
Congress and to the executives of the several States. 



Department of State, ) 

Sprmgjield, March 14, 1861. J" 

I, 0. M. Hatch, -Secretary of State of the State of Illinois, do hereby certify 
that the foregoing, except the words printed in brackets thus, [ ] (which are 
inserted for the purpose of correction and explanation,) are true and perfect 
copies of the enrolled laws and joint resolutions on file in my office. 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand, the day and year afore- 
said O. M. HATCH, Secretary of State. 



INDEX. 



PAGK. 

Account, practice in actions of 9 

Agricultural college established , 9 

' ' societies, incorporation of , , , 11 

" aidof 11 

Albany, village, relief of citizens , , 12 

Alexander county records 13 

Alton city court , 117 

American Bottom, relief of citizens 14 

Appeal cases, practice. 15 

Apprentices' indentures. , . . . , 15 

Apportionment of representation, Legislative 16 

" " " Congressional 22 

'Appropriation, for contingent expenses 23, 26 

' ' executive mansion 25 

* ' expenses general assembly, partial 26 

' ' postage , 26 

' ' deaf, dumb and blind institutions 120 

' ' expenses of government 30, 85 

' ' pay of oflBcers r.nd salaries 33 

' ' penitentiary 149 

' ' commissioners to "Washington, etc 3*7 

Assessments of railroad property 161 

Attachments IVl 

Auditor to defend certain suit • * ' ' 37 

' ' to retain interest coupons 88 

B 

Banking law, amended 39 

' ' on specie basis 53 

Bank commissioners' powers 52 

Bastardy 171 

Bills of discovery, to dispense with 71 

Blind institution, appropriation, etc 120 

Bonds of the State, interest retained 72 

Breese's reports, to publish 73 

Bridges, to protect 74 

c 

Canal trustees, authority of 74 

' ' claims, Thornton loan 212 

Cairo records 75 

' ' levee, protection 118 

Carthage school district ^ .i ^ « 197 

Cattle and platform aoales .....«.« ^ 186 



II INDEX. 



PAGE. 

Cazenovia school district,-No. 5 192 

Centralia police magistrate 75 

Chicago, personal property, custody and sale of 76 

superior court 81 

' ' police board 151 

Chattel mortgages 172 

Clay county seat, to relocate 81 

Clinton county bonds 82 

Coal, weight and sale in St. Clair county 83 

Congressional districts 22 

Constitutional convention 84 

Conveyances 174 

Cook county school taxes 192 

" " records 87 

' ' ' ' town meetings . 88 

Coupons, scrip and State indebtedness 203 

to be retained by Auditor 38 

Courts, 1st Judicial circuit 89 

2d " " 90 

4th " " 91 

« ' 8th " " 102 

" 12th " " 92 

" 14th " " 93 

" 16th " " 94 

" 17th " " 95 

" 18th " " 96 

" 19th " " 97 

" 23d " " 98 

24th " " .■ 99 

' ' 27th " " 99, 102 

' ' 28th " " 102 

* ' circuit, in Bureau countv 104 

" " DeWitt "' 119 

" " Gallatin " 106 

" ' * Stephenson " 104 

" " Will " 93 

' ' county, heating of cases 105 

' ' ' jurisdiction extended 105 

' ' ' ' Marion county, records 106 

' * ' ' Iroquois county 109 

" " Peoria county" 109 

» ' ' ' Vermilion county 108 

' ' citv, Peoria recorder's 110 

"'La Salle and Peru 115 

" " Alton 117 

' ' ' ' Chicago superior 81 

Criminal code amended 118 

D 

Damages in injunction cases 133 

Days of grace, etc 119 

Deaf and dumb institution 120 

De Witt county circuit court records 119 

Dogs, to restrain, etc 182 

E 

Election laws 267 

Egtrays 121, 175 

Evidence as to highways 130 

ExemptLon of personal property 121 

' ' ' ' homestead insurance 122 



INDEX. Ill 



F 

PAGE. 

False telegraph dispatches 211 

Fees and salaries 175^ 176 

Fishing in Rock Island county 122 

' ' city of Peoria 123 

Forcible entry and detainer 176 

Franklin county buildings 124 

Freeman's Digest, purchase of third volume 124 

Freight unclaimed, disposal of 162 

Fruit, protection of 125 

G 

Game, protection of , , 126 

Guardian and Ward , 77 

H 

Hancock county swamp lands , , 12Y 

' ' taxes 129 

Hardin county records 166 

Henry county paupers 131 

Highways 130 

Homestead, exemption of insurance 122 

I 

Hlinois Digest, third volume, to purchase . , 124 

Insurance, exemption on homesteads 122 

Incorporated companies, sale of interest in. , 132 

Injunction, damages in 133 

Inn-keepers, protection of , , 133 

Insane hospital, appropriation 134 

Insolvent debtors , 178 

Interest on State debt 204 

Iroquois county, county court , , 109 

' ' sheep and swine therein 177 

J 

Joint resolutions, relative to official reporters , 278 

' ' ' ' navigation of Illinois river 277 

' ' ' ' commissioners to Washington 278 

' ' ' ' pui'chasing Governors' portraits 279 

' ' ' ' purchasing legislative directory . . . 279 

' ' ' ' agricultural report , 280 

' ' ' ' bound copies of papers 280 

' ' ' ' death of Gov. Bissell 280 

' ' ' ' Illinois and Michigan Canal 281 

' ' ' ' upon federal relations 281 

Judgments and executions 177 

Justices and eonstables 178 

K 

Kankakee county paupers 135 

Kendall county seat 136 

L 

Laws, binding of 137 

' ' publication of 137 

La Salle and Peru, recorders' courts , 115 



IV INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Landlord and tenant 136, 176 

Lawrence county, county seat 139 

' ' ' ' records 140 

Lead mineral, purchase of 141 

Lien of operatives on railroads 142 

Limitation law amended 142 

M 

Married women's property 143 

Mason county swamp lands 143 

McHenry county, justices of the peace 144 

Mercer county, taxes 144 

' ' sheep and swine 145 

' ' public buildings 145 

Mining, to encourage 146 

Monroe county, records of conveyances 146 

N 

Normal School, appropriation, etc 147, 149 

o 

Oaths and affirmations 179 

P 

Partition laws amended 181 

Paupers in Henry county 131 

' ' Kankakee county 135 

' ' Stephenson county 205 

' ' and poorhouses 108, 181 

Personal property in Chicago, sale and custody 76 

' ' exemption 121 

Peoria county court 109 

' ' recorder's court 115 

Peru, fishing hi the city 123 

Penitentiary, provisions for 149 

Piasa river made navigable 1 50 

Pittsfield school district 201, 202 

Platform scales 186 

Police board, Chicago , 151 

Police magistrate, Centralia 75 

Practice, amendment to statutes 180 

' ' appeal 15 

' ' actions of account 9 

Pulaski county, tax 161 

Purple's Statutes, chapter 80 amended , , 180 

R 

Railroads, lien of operatives and others , , , , , 142 

' ' companies' assessments 161 

' ' ' ' unclaimed freight. . . . , 162 

Randolph county, county seat 163 

Records of Cairo , 75 

' ' Cook county 87 

' ' Marion county 106 

* • Lawrence county 140 

'' Saline county 184 

" Wabash county 270 

' ' Woodford county 274 

' ' Monroe county 146 



INDEX. 



PAGE. 

Records therein named 166 

Relief of citizens of Albany 12 

' ' ' ' American Bottom 14 

'' John Long 143 

' ' persons therein named , 167 

Revenue law amended 170 

' ' collection postponed 168 

' ' ' ' mider township organization 170 

Revised Statutes, chapter 9, "Attachments," amended 171 

16, "Bastardy" " 171 

20, "Chattel Mortgages," amended 172 



160, 



174 
175 
176 
177 
175 
178 



24, "Conveyances," 

39, "Estrays," 

"Forcible Entrv," &c 

42, "Guardian and' Ward," 

45, "Fees and Salaries," 

52, "Insolvent Debtors," 

57, "Judgments and Executions," amended 177 

178 
179 
180 
181 
181 
182 
182 



180, 



59, "Justices and Constables," 
65, "Oaths and Affirmations," 
83, "Practice," 
80, "Paupers," 
79, "Partition," 
106, "Venue," 

30, 

Rock Island county fishing 122 

' ' ' ' sheep and swine 145 

' ' " supervisors 183 

Rock River, navigation of 183 



s 

Sale of interest in incorporated companies 130 

Saline county swamp lands 185 

* ' records 184 

Scales, cattle and platform 186 

Sch ol law amended 187, 188 

School district of Cazenovia 192 

' ' Ogle county 19S 

' ' Rock Island county 194 

' ' Lake county 202 

' ' Carthage 197 

' ' Pittsfield 201, 202 

' ' therein named 195 

School trustees ' ' 194 

' ' money, Winnebago county 193 

' ' tax in Cook county 192 

Scrip coupons, payment of 203 

St. Clair county coal, sale and weight of 83 

" ' ' court house 204 

Stephenson county paupers 205 

" tax 206 

Sterling Hydraulic Coi pany, &c 183 

State debt, interest on 204 

Surveys, maps, &c., to remove 207 

Swamp lands in Tazewell county 209 

" Will county 272 

' ' Mason county 143 

' ' Hancock countv 126 



T 

Taxes, relief from exorbitant 208 

' ' postponement of collection 168 

' ' Hancock county > 129 



YI INDEX. 

PACK. 

Tazewell county swamp lands 209 

Telegraph dispatches 211 

Thornton loan claims 212 

Town-meetings in Cook county 88 

Township organization law, amendment 216 

u 

United States surveys, maps, &e., removal 207 

V 

Vermilion county court 108 

Avenue law amended 182 

Voting and voters 267 

\v 

"Wabash county records 270 

Water, pollution of 270 

Will county paupers 271 

' ' swamp lands 272 

Woodford countv records = 274 



APPENDIX 



Law Yol. — 1 



I 



BIEISTOTAL KEPORT 



OF THE 



ST^TE TREASURER, 



For 1859 and 186 0< 



Teeasukek's Office, Illinois, 

Springfield, Dec. 10, 1860. 

To the General Assembly of the State of Illinois : 

Pursuant to tlie requirements of law, I have the honor to report tlie 
receipts and disbursements of the piibhc money in the two years end- 
ins: November SOtli, 1860, as follows, viz : 

Receipts for revenue purposes, including the balance on hand on the 
1st day of December, 1858, amount to $813,514 88. Payments on the 
same account amount to $843,511 88, leaving no balance in the trea- 
sury. 

Receipts on account of the State Debt Fund, including the balance 
on hand on the 1st day of December, 1858, amount to $1,958,639 55. 
Payments on same account amount to $1,466,260 45, leaving a balance 
on hand of $492,379 10. 

Receipts on account of the Interest Fund, including tlie balance on 
hand 1st day of December, 1*858, amount to $1,172,524 80. Payments 
on the same account amount to $913,099 90, leaving a balance in the 
treasury of ^259,424 90. 

ReceijDts on account of the State School Fund, including the balance 
on hand December 1, 1858, amount to $245,289 23. Payments on the 
same account amount to $188,355 96, leaving a balance in the treasury 
of $56,933 27. 

Receipts on account of the State Land Fund, including the balance 
on hand December 1, 1858, amount to $279 12. Payments on same 
account amount to $47 82, leaving a balance in the treasury of 
$231 30. 

Receipts on account of Central Railroad Fund, including the balance 
on hand 1st day of December, 1858, amount to $301,420 59. Pay- 
ments on same account amount to $195,475 14, leaving a balance in the 
treasury of $105,945 45. 



Amount of Delinquent Land Tax Fund remaining in the treasury 
on the tirst da}- of jDecember, 1858, is $4:,331 20. Tliis account has 
not been changed ; the balance remains the same, ^4,331 2G. 

Funds dej^osited in the treasury from Adams and Eancock counties, 
belonging to unknown and minor heirs, $86 40. 

For a more detailed account of the receipts and disbursements of the 
public money, I beg leave to refer you to the annexed statements. 

In connection with the subject of the payment of interest, I would 
suo'o-est that the law now in force leaves too much discretion in, and re- 
sponsibility on, the treasurer, in paying the interest. The law makes 
no provision as to the manner in which the money is to be transmitted 
to New York, or as to the mode of keeping it whilst there. And I re- 
S]:)ectfully submit whether the legislature may not make some provi- 
sion for the control and direction of the treasurer, which may lessen 
the discretion of the treasurer, and the hazard to the state. 

I suljmit also, whether the time fixed by law, during Vvdiich the trea- 
surer shall keep the money in jS^ew York, which is thirty days, is not 
unnecessaril}' long. In my judgment, lifteen days is amply sufticient 
for the payment of the interest ; and if tlie I'ujlders of the bonds will 
not present them within that time the state ought not to incur the 
hazard of keeping the money longer in ±sew York, and it can be no 
great hardship to compel the tardy creditors to present their claims at 
the treasury. 

I submit, also, whether some provision should not be made by law 
to control the payment of state bonds, under the governor's proclama- 
tion. Xo adequate provision is now made for the security of the state 
funds, when withdrawn from the treasury to make such payments, or 
i'oY the transmission and keeping of the same. The want of such pro- 
visions was severely felt in the payments made under the governor's 
proclamations in January and August last. And I was compelled 
to exercise an amount of discretion and incur a responsibility which 
might not always be safe to the state to require or permit in the trea 
surer. 

WILLIAM BUTLER, Treasurer. 



TABULAE STATEMEA^TS. 



Statement of 26th installment of interest, paid in the city of 

'New York, by Ketchum, Howe & Co. 
Statement of 2Ttli installment of interest, paid in the city of 

ISew York, by James Miller, treasurer. 

3. Statement of interest, past due, paid at the treasury, from Au- 

gust J St, 1859, to August 27t/t, 1859. ' ' 

4. Statement of interest, past due, paid at the treasury, from 

September 5th, 1859, to December 19, 1859. 

5. Statement of 28th installment of interest paid in the city of 

l\ew York, by William Butler, treasurer. 

6. Expenses on same. 

7. Statement showing amount of inscribed stock of the state of 

Illinois, entitled to interest on the iirst Monday of January, 
18G0 ; amount of interest then due ; amount paid by the 
treasurer, in the city of ISTew York, during the month of 
January, 18G0, and amount payable in Springtield, remain- 
ing to the credit of stockholders, on the books of the trea- 
surer. 

8. Statement of interest due sundry persons, January, 1860, un- 

paid February 4th, 1800, and payable at Springtield. 

9. Statement of interest, past due, paid at the treasury, from the 

3d day of February, 1860, to the 5th day of June, 1860. 

10. Statement of 29tli installment of interest, paid in the city of 

Isew Yqrk^ by William Butler, treasurer. 

11. Expenses on same. 

12. Statement showing amount of inscribed stock of the state of 

Illinois, entitled to interest on the first Monday of July, 
1860 ; amount of interest then due ; amount paid by the 
treasurer, in the city of xS^ew York, during the month of 
July, 1860, and amount payable in Springfield, remaining 
to the credit of stockholders, on the books of the treasurer. 

13. Statement of interest due sundry persons, July, 1860, unpaid 

August 1st, 1860, and payable at Springfield. 
11. Statement of interest, past due, paid at the treasury, from the 
21st day of July, 1860, to the 30th day of November, 1860. 

15. Statement of collections on account of revenue. 

16. Statement of monthly receipts of revenue, special taxes, t^c. 

17. Statement of monthly credits, by auditor's receipts. 

18. Statement of Kevenue account, leaving a balance 

of 00 



6 



1 



19. Statement of State Debt Fund Account, leaving 

balance of $492,379 10 

'>0. Statement of Interest Fund Account, leaving bal- 
ance of 259,424 90 

21. Statement of School Fund xVcconnt, leaving bal- 

ance of 56,933 27 

22. Statement of Illinois Central Eailroad Fund Ac- 

count, leaving balance of 105,945 45 

23. Statement of Land Fund Account, leaving bal- 

ance of 231 30 

24. Statement of Delinquent Land Tax Fund Ac- 

count, leaving balance of 4,331 26 

25. Statement of Unknown and Minor Heirs' Ac- 

count, leaving balance of 86 40 

26. Eecapitulation of treasurer's Account, leaving j 

balance of $919,331 68 i 



No. 1. 



STATEMENT of 2Qth installment of Interest paid in New York. 



JAMES MILLER, Teeasureu or the State of Illinois, 

In account with Ketchum, Howe ^ Co., May Z\st 1859. 



When Due. 



Stock and 
Bonds f 
184Y. 



Coupons. 



1846. July . . . 

1847. January 
July . .". 

1848. January 
Julv . . . 

1849. January , 
July . .\ 

1850. January 
July..". 

1851. January . 
July . . . , 

1852. January , 
July 

1853. Januaiy . 
July . . . , 

1854. January . 
July . .'. . 

1855. January . 
July . . . . 

1856. January . 
July .... 

185*7. January . 
July . .'. . 

1858. January . 
July . .\ . 

1859. January . 



Advertising 

Express Coupon Book 

Stationery 

iper ct. corn's on |276,466 48 
Six month's salary to 1st July 



8 98 

8 98 

7 11 

12 49 

14 36 

14 98 

14 98 

17 48 

17 48 

19 98 

21 23 

24 97 

24 97 

29 97 

49 08 

46 05 

61 42 

71 75 

86 09 

144 27 

985 74 

2,788 19 

130,842 42 



$135,312 97 



22 81 

2 00 

52 07 

1,382 33 

600 00 



$3 23 

3 89 

7 00 

18 00 

18 00 

14 25 

15 00 

17 25 

18 00 
18 00 
49 00 
49 00 
66 00 
59 50 
70 00 
70 00 
96 96 

226 20 
178 20 
261 60 
327 00 
392 40 
422 40 
512 40 
4,009 32 
126,362 64 



Liquidation 
Bonds. 



$133,275 24 



Total. 



7,878 27 



$7,878 27 



$3 23 
3 89 
7 00 

26 98 

26 98 
21 36 

27 49 

31 61 

32 98 
32 98 
66 48 
66 48 
75 98 
80 73 
94 97 
94 97 

126 93 

275 28 

224 25 

323 02 

398 75 

478 49 

566 67 

1,498 14 

6,797 51 

265,083 33 



$276,466 48 



2,059 21 



$278,525 69 



ILLINOIS INTEREST FUND ACCOUNT, 

To James Miller, Treasurer, 

1 To personal expenses to and from New York 

1 To express and telegraph charges 

1 To exchange on $278,525 69 @ J per cent 



DR. 



$100 

13 

696 


00 
00 
31 


$809,31 



Xo. 2. 

ST ATE ME XT of LitereU jyciicl or the Deht of the State oj Illinois i ' 
the Ctti/ of Xew YorJc^ h>j James Miller, Treasurer^ from the fourth 
day of July to the fourth day of Aur/ust, 1S59. 



Paid interest dus in July, 1850, on $2,233,-482 19 : 

Xew internal improvement stock, issued under act of IS 17, at 3 per cent. . . 
Paid interest due in July, 1859, on 81,657,91:1 72 : 

Interest bonds, issued under act of 1817, at 3 per cent 

Paid interest due in July, 1859, on 82-41, 650 21 : 

Liquidation bonds, issued under act of 1849, at S per cent 

Paid interest due in July, 1858, on §1,383 52, interest bonds of 1817, at 3 per c 
Paid interest due in Jan., 1859, on 84,134 04, new 1. 1, stock of 1847, at 3 per c 
Paid interest due in Jan., 1859, on $2,122 31, interest bonds of 1847, at 3 per c 
Paid interest due in July, 1859, on Illinois and Mich. Canal bonds, as follows: 
371 coupons from 81,000, unregistered bonds, dated prior to 1847, at $30. . . 
074 coupons from 81,00i>, registered bonds, dated prior to 1847, less 20 per c, 

at S24 

307 coupons from 8l,oO(t, unregistered bonds, dated July 1, 1847, at §30. . . 
406 coupons from 81,000, registered bonds, dated Julv 1, 1847, less 20 per c, 

at 824 " 

28 coupons from £100, unregistered bonds, payable in London, £3, at §4 90, 

at 81-i 70 '^. .'. ." 

406 coupons from £100, registered bonds, payaVjle in London, £3, at 84 90, less 

20 per c, at 81 1 76 

38 coupons from £300, unregistered bonds, payable in London, £9, at 84 90, 

at 844 10 '. 

501 coupons from £300, registered bonds, payable in London, £9, at 84 90, less 
20 per c, at 835 28 

2 coupons from £225, unregistered l)onds, payable in London, £13 10, at 

84 90, at S6(3 16 ". .' 

3 coupons from £225, unregistered bonds, payable iii London, £13 10 

at 866 15 " " 

112 coupons from £225, unregistered bonds, payable in London, £13 10, at 

84 90, at 865 48 . . ". 

538 coupons from £225, unregistered bonds, payable in London, £13 10, at 

84 90—^ paid, at 833 08 ". 

11 coupons from £225, unregistered bonds, payable in Xev.- York, £18 10, at 

84 44, at 8611 '. 

30 coupons from £225, unregistered bonds, payable in New York, £13 10, la 

84 44 — t paid, at 830 . ". 

24 coupons from £225, registered bonds, payable in New I'ork, £13 10, at 

84 44, less 10 per c. on half, and less 20 per c. on half, at 851 

6 coupons from £225, registered bonds, payable in Xew York, £13 10, at 

84 44 less 20 per c, at 824 ..'. 

7 coupons from £225, registered bonds, payable in London, £13 10 — t at 

84 90, less 2o per c— J- at 84 80, less io per c, at 855 62 '. . . 

i 511 coupons from £225, registered bonds, payable in London, £13 10, at 84 90, 

\ less 20 per c. — ^ paid, at 826 46 ." 

Paid 1 coupon due January, 1858, from 81,000 bond, dated 1847, registered, 

830, less 20 per c". 

I 5 coupons due January, 1859, IVom 81,000 bond, dated 1347, registered 

830, less 10 per c.,' at 827 T 

29 coupons due January, 1859, from £300 bond, payable in London, £9 

each, 84 80, less 10 per c, at 838 88 ....". 

4 coupons due July, 1858, from £225 bond, payable in London, £13 10, at 

84 80, less 10 per c, at $58 32 ". 

Expenses attending payment of interest in Xew York, in July, 1859 



867,004 37 

49,738 19 

7,249 51 

41 51 

124 02 

63 67 

11,130 00 

23,376 00 
9,210 Oi> 

9,744 00 

411 6i> 

4,774 56 

1,675 80 

17,675 28 

132 32 

198 45 

7,333 76 

17,797 04 

660 00 

900 00 

1,224 00 

144 00 

889 34 

13,521 06 

24 00 

135 00 

1,127 52 

233 28 
1,955 72 



8247.994 00 



No. 3. 

STATE ME j^T of Interest^ past due^ paid at the Treamry^from the \st 
day of August, 1859, to the 21th day of August, 1859. 



Aug. 1 The Auditor of P. A. of Illmois, in trust for Bank of America, 

inscribed stock 

The Auditor of P. A. of Illinois, in trust for Merchants' Bank, 

inscribed stock 

The Auditor of P. A. of Illinois, in trust for Bank of Illinois, 

inscribed stock 

The Auditor of P. A. of Illinois, in trust for Marine Bank Chicago, 

inscribed stock 

The Auditor of P. A. of Illinois, in trust for International Bank, 

inscribed stock 

Caroline E. Clark, inscribed stock 

John G. Vassar, inscribed stock 

S. Hale, inscribed stock 

C. Newbold, 10 coupons, at $24 

William Phillips, inscribed stock 

16 I R. W. Gill, inscribed stock 

! Thomas Porteus, inscribed stock 

23 Enoch Moore, 1 coupon 

26 [ M. W. Brown, 1 coupon 

27 I N. H. Ridgely, 4 coupons, at $24 

27 i Thomas Wells, inscribed stock 



$2,178 40 


1,081 


40 


3,534 


03 


1,592 


96 


1,488 


18 


150 


00 


90 


36 


62 


25 


240 


00 


43 


29 


30 


00 


20 75 


24 


00 


30 


00 


96 


00 


183 


39 


110,845 01 



Law Yol.— 2 



10 



ISTo. 4. 

STATEMENT of Interest^ ;pa8t due^ paid at the Treasury, from 
Sejitemher 5th, 1S59, to Decemljer 19th, 1859. 



1859. Sept. 5 

9 
10 

16 
21 
24 

26 

28 

30 

Oct. 1 



Nov. 



13 

22 

31 

1 

11 

12 
2i 



Dec. 



Harriet E. Xoble, inscribed stock 

Farmers' and Traders' Bank, inscriljed stock 

James X. McLanahan, inscribed stock 

James Grouse & Co., inscribed stock 

Isaac Mcrritt, Trustee, inscribed stock 

Murray Forbes, inscribed stock 

Guernsey Smith, inscribed stock 

W. H. Angel, 2 coupons, at .$60 

J. Bunn, 2 coupons, at -$43 20 

Elisha A. Beebee, inscribed stock 

J. K. Dubois, 2 coupons, at $30 

Goodliuo & Co., 14 coupons, at $64 80 

Joshua Beall, inscribed stock 

The Auditor, in trust for Citizens' Bank, inscribed 

stock 

Francis A. Brewer, inscribed stock 

John Doane, inscribed stoclc 

Tlie Auditor, in trust for Bank of Galena, inscribed 

stock 

D. Thompson, president, 42 coupons, at $35 28 ... . 

D. Thompson, president, 2 coupons, at $11 1Q 

N. H. Eidgley & Co., 8 coupons, at $24 

W. Zeigler, 1 coupon 

J. W. Phelps, inscribed stock 

J. W. Whipp, 6 coupons, at $30 

J. Bunn, 2 coupons, at $66 15 

Charles M. "\VilIard, inscribed stock 

Willis "Willard, inscribed stock 

Horace Billings, inscribed stock 

The Auditor, in trust for American Exchange Bank, 
inscribed stock 

D. Powell, inscribed stock 

D. H. Wade, 2 coupons, at $30 

J. W. Whipp, president, inscribed stock 

Daniel H. Fitzhugh, inscribed stock , 

J. W. Whipp, 1 coupon 



Amount of Auditor's warrant for same . 



9 95 

180 00 
120 00 

20 28 
304 80 

15 15 

14 40 
120 00 

86 40 
371 50 

60 00 
907 20 
258 76 

74 05 
83 03 

4 77 



612 46 
1,481 76,, 

23 52 
192 00 

30 00 
300 00 
180 00 
132 30| 
178 501 
243 36 
120 28' 

21 73' 

3,852 00' 

60 00: 

240 00' 

20 45' 

24 00 



$10,403 25 
10,403 25 



AUDITOR'S OFFICE, ILLINOIS, 



I certify that I have this day examined the above account, and find the same to be 
correct, in accordance with the vouchers on file in the treasurer's office, for back inter- 
est paid by him, from 5th September, 1859, to this date. 

JESSE K. DUBOIS, Auditor, 

By H. WiLSOX. 



11 



'No. 5. 



STATEMENT of Interest paid on the Debt of the State of Illinois, 
in the City of New Yorh, by William Butler, Treasurer, during the 
month of January. 



TWEXTY-EIGHTH (1860) INSTALLMENT. 



Paid interest due in January, 1860, on $2,242,313 99: 

New internal improvement stock, issued under act of 184*7, at 3 per cent. . . . 
Paid interest due in January, 1860, on $1,588,302 81 : 

Interest bonds, issued under act of 184Y 

Paid interest due in January, 1860, on $241,650 21 : 

Liquidation bonds, issued under act of 1849 

Paid interest due in January, 1860, on Illinois and Michigan Canal bonds, as 
follows : 

369 coupons from $1000, unregistered bonds, dated prior to 184Y, at $30, 
986 coupons from $1000, registered bonds, dated prior to 1847, less 20 

per cent., at $24, 

288 coupons from $1000, unregistered bonds, dated July 1st, 1847, at $30, 
395 coupons from $1000, registered bonds, dated July 1st, 1847, less 20 

per cent., at $24 

40 coupons from £300, unregistered bonds, payable in London, £9, with 

9^ per cent, exchange, at $43 80 

517 coupons from £300, registered bonds, payable in London, £9, less 20 

per cent., with 9^ per cent, exchange, at $35 04 

28 coupons from £100, unregistered bonds, payable in London, £3, with 

9^ per cent, exchange, at $14 60 

408 coupons from £100, registered bonds, payable in London, £3, less 20 

per cent., with 94- per cent, exchange, at $11 68 

7 coupons from $1000, internal improvement bonds, at $30 

700 coupons from $1000 bonds, refunded stock of 1859, due 1862, at $30. 

21 coupons from $1000 bonds, refunded stock of 1859, due 1865, at $30. 

209 coupons from $1000 bonds, refunded stock of 1859, due 1869, at $30. 

50 coupons from $1000 bonds, refunded stock of 1859, due 1870, at $30. 

109 coupons from $1000 bonds, refunded stock of 1859, due 1876, at $30. 

80 coupons from $1000 bonds, refunded stock of 1859, due 1877, at $30. 

Paid expense attending payment of interest, as per statement herewith 



$67,269 24 

47,649 02 

7,249 51 

11,070 00 

23,664 00 
8,640 00 

9,480 00 

1,752 00 

18,115 68 

408 80 

4,765 44 

210 00 

21,000 00 

630 00 

6,270 00 

1,500 00 

3,270 00 

2,400 00 

932 22 

$236,275 91 



12 



Ko. 6. 

STATEMENT of edypense attending the payment of interest in the 
city of New York during the month of January^ 1860. 



I 



Paid passage of treasurer and clerk to Xew York. . . 

expenses on the way 

jjassage of treasurer and clerk to Springfield. . 

expenses on the way 

)nll of stationery 

bill of board 

U. S. Express Co., freight on coin and books. . . 

W. W. Rose, interest check book 

Booraem & Bacon, interest book 

Xew York Times, advertising notice of payment 
Journal of Commerce " " " 

Tribune " " " 



3^56 


00 


20 


00 


56 


00 


20 


00 


30 


00 


218 


00 


444 


75 


20 


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12 


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27 


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6 


32 


22 


15 



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1^0. 8. 



STATEMENT of Interest due sundry ])^'>'8ons Jamiary^ 1860, un- 
jxiid Fehruary 4:t/i, I860, and j^i^yMe at Sjyringjield. 



Xames. 



Xew inter- 
nal imp'ut 

stock. 



Baldwin, John C 

Brewer, James 

Brown, Sam'l D 

Carpenter & Vermilye 

Churchill, Joel 

Clemens, James, jr 

Coggershall, Jas. M., in trust for Lawton, C. 
Coggershall, Jas. M., in trust for Louisa C... 

Cody, Pdehard » 

Doane, Dr. John 

Felch, A 

Hood, George , . . 

Hunt, "Wilson G 

Jones, Walter E 

Jordan, Gabriella K 

Noble, H. E 

Pearsall, Edward 

Pentz & Co 

Phelps Edward A 

Powell, D 

Posey, Loyd T 

Pringle, John J. Isard 

Eogers, John L 

Robert, Wm. S 

Smith, John C 

Stone, Robert 

The governor of Illinois 

The Mariners' Savings Institution 

The auditor P. A. of Ills, in trust for Am. 
Ex. bank 

The auditor P. A. of Ills, in trust for Bank 
of Galena 

The auditor P. A. of Ills, in trust for Bank 
of State of Illinois 

Thompson, II. A 

Townsend, John H 

Ward, Thos., N. Y 

Waller, Homer, jr 

Whittell, Hugh 

White, Miles 

Willard, Chus. M 

Woodburv, Levi 

Wood, Silas 

Whii)p, J. W 

Wilson, Hall 

Lawrence, Mary Ann 

Lawler, Michael K 



Liquidation Bonds. 
Hancock, John $9,24:0 interest §277 20 



$262 
1,000 
1,000 
1,600 
1,085 



1,625 
159 

6,000 



Int. bonds 
of 1847. 



2,880 00 



331 

3,100 

3,000 

2,000 

21,400 

1,400 

1,000 

663 

404 



1,082 
4,000 



480 00 



2,467 68 

1,0U0 00 

754 80 

331 50 



9,210 



.8277 20 



1,000 00 
1,376 64 



636 48 

27 26 

477 36 



8771 40 



Int. on new Interest on 
int'limp'nti int. bonds, 
bonds. 



691 19 
500 00 
535 76 
500 00 
950 08 



700 32 

500 00 

2,075 28 

1,000 00 



1,274 96 
827 00 
691 76 



582 00 



1,571 72 



500 00 
2,700 00 



6,999 54 

244 32 

20,415 45 

951 08 



691 76 
675 88 



830 11 
606 87 
500 00 
5,000 00 
296 44 
568 58 



500 00: 



$7 87 
30 00 
30 00 
48 00 
32 57 





48 

4 

180 


75 
77 
00 




86 


40 



9 95 
93 00 
90 00 
60 00 
642 00 
42 Oo 
30 00 
19 89 
12 14 



32 46 
120 00 



14 40 



38 
24 

20 


25 
81 
75 


17 46 


47 15 


15 00 

81 02 



74 03 

30 00 

22 64 

9 95 



30 


00 


41 


30 




19 
14 


09 
82 
32 



S62,545 39 $54,651 SO, 81,876 35, $1,639 54 



15 



ITo. 9. 



STATEMENT of Iniet'est^ past due^ 'paid at the Treasury^ frcmi 
the Zrd day of Eebruary^ 1860, to the 6th day of Jime, 1860. 



I860. Feb. 3 



10 



15 



19 
22 
23 

24 

27 

28 



March 



12 
14 

99, 



30 

31 

April 4 

14 



John D. Lord, inscribed stock 

Isabella McLosky, inscribed stock 

Victorine Jackson, inscribed stock 

Capt. U. P. Levy, inscribed stock 

Charles B. Royce, inscribed stock 

James M. Coale, inscribed stock 

J. L. Robinson, inscribed stock 

Barret Ames, inscribed stock 

0. H. Miner, 6 coupons, at $30 

Hall Wilson, attorney, inscribed stock 

J. Bunn, Y coupons, £13 lOs, at $65 TO 

E. Bement, 4 coupons, at $30 

E. Bement, 1 coupon 

D. Thompson, president, 3 coupons, £9, at $35 04. . 

J. Wentworth, 2 coupons, £13 10s, at $32 40 

J. Wentworth, 1 coupon 

N. Divelbiss, 1 coupon 

N. H. Ridgely & Co., 2 coupons, £13 10s, at $64 80. 

Lotus Niles, 3 coupons, at $24 

J. W. Whipp, 5 coupons, at $30 

The Auditor P. A., in trust for American Exchange 

Bank, inscribed stock 

J. W. Whipp, inscribed stock 

J. W. AVhipp, 2 coupons, at $24 

John L. Rogers, inscribed stock 

H. A. Thompson, inscribed stock 

N. Divelbiss, 2 coupons, at $24 

Wisconsin Bank, 1 coupon 

Samuel D. Brown, inscribed stock 

Uriel Mills, inscribed stock 

R. Irwin, secretary, 1 coupon 

R. Cody, inscribed stock 

A. Felch, inscribed stock 

Importers' and Traders' Bank, New York, 6 coupons, 

at $30 

Joseph Stitt, inscribed stock 

Hugh Whittell, inscribed stock 

The Auditor P. A., of Illinois, in trust for the Bank 

of the State of Illinois, inscribed stock 

George Hood, inscribed stock 

Wilson G. Hunt, inscribed stock 

N. H. Ridgely & Co., 2 coupons 

The Auditor P. A., of Illinois, in trust for the Bank 

of Galena, inscribed stock 

Gabriella K. Jordan, inscribed stock 

Jesse K. Dubois, 26 coupons, at $30 

Homer Waller, jr., inscribed stock 

Bank of Portage, 2 coupons, at $24 

Tuthill King, 4 coupons, at $24 

J. Bunn, 5 coupons, at $24 

Isaac H. Sturgeon, Assistant Treasurer U. S., part 

interest due U. S., in trust for Smithsonian Fund. 

Samuel F. Smith, inscribed stock 

Pentz & Co., inscribed stock 

Goodhue & Co., 24 coupons, £13 10s, at $64 80. . . 
Goodhue & Co., 24 coupons, £13 10s, at $66 15. . . 

Ward & Co., 1 coupon, £3 

Ward & Co., 5 coupons, £9, at $44 10 



$180 00 

30 00 

30 00 

161 50 

14 40 

150 00 

188 40 

103 76 

180 00 

17 88 

459 90 

120 00 

24 00 

105 12 

64 80 

24 00 

30 00 

129 60 

72 00 

150 00 



21 73 
27 99 
48 00 
67 04 
30 00 
48 00 
30 00 
30 00 
73 79 
30 00 
77 25 
180 00 

180 00 
30 00 
60 00 

205 12 
21 01 
15 00 
60 00 

612 46 

150 00 

780 00 

40 54 

48 00 

96 00 

120 00 

1,472 88 

51 

574 05 

1,555 20 

1,587 60 

14 70 

220 50 



16 



Statement — Continued. 



I860. April 14 

16 

26 

Mav n 

14 

24 

28 



June 



80. 



Ward & Co., 1 coupon, £3 

Ward & Co., 5 coupons, £9, at .s4o 

Jesse K. Dubois, 3 coupons, at §27 

Jesso K. Dubois, 2 coupons, at §24 

Jesse K. Dubois, 5 coupons, at $30 

E. G. Beckwith, inscribed stock 

Ketchum, Son & Co., 2 coupons, at $30 

J. S. Vredeuburg, 2 coupons, at .$24 

Isaac H. Sturgeon, Assistant Treasurer U.S., balance 

of interest on ]}onds held by United States 

John J. Isard Priugle, inscribed stock 

Charles M. Wiilard, inscribed stock 

X. Divelbiss, 2 coupons, at $24 



Amount of Auditor's warrant. 



$ 14 60 

219 OU 

81 00 

48 00 

150 00 

29 83 
60 00 
48 00 

3,360 00 

30 00 
59 50 

48 00 



$14,942 03 
14,942 03 



Springfield, June 18, 1860. 
I hereby certify that I have examined the above account, and find the same to be 
correct, in accordance -with the vouchers on tile in the treasurer's office, for payment 
of back interest, made by him, from February 3, 1860, to June 5, 1860. 

JESSE K. DUBOIS, Auditor. 

By H. AViLSON. 



17 



No. 10. 



STATEMENT of Interest paid on the Debt of the State of Illinois i.h 
the City of New York^ hy William Butlek, Treasurer, during the 
Tiionth of July. 



TWENTY-NINTH (1860) INSTALLMENT. 



Paid interest due July, 1860, ou 82,183,21)0 06 : 

New internal improvement stock, issued under act of 1817, at 3 per cent.. . . 
Paid interest due July, 1860, ou $1,573,233 32: 

Interest bonds issued under act of 1847, at 3 per cent 

Paid interest due July, 1860, on $795,929 22 : 

Interest bonds of 1857, issued under act of 1857, at 3 per cent 

Paid interest due July, 1860, ou $241,650 21 : 

Li(piidation bonds issued under act of 1849, at 3 per cent 

Paid interest due July, 1860, ou Illinois and Michigan Canal bonds as follows : 
988 coupons from $1,000, registered bonds, dated prior to 1847, less 20 per 

cent, at $24 

390 coupons from $1,000, unregistered bonds, dated prior to 1847, at $30. . 
412 stamps on $1,000, registered bonds, dated July 1, 1847, less 20 per cent, 

at $24 

265 stamps on $1,000, unregistered bonds, dated July 1, 1847, at $30 

517 coupons from £300, registered bonds, payable in London, £9, less 20 per 

cent., with 9f per cent, exchange, at $35 12 

45 coupons from £300, unregistered bonds, payable in London, £9, with 9f 

per cent, exchange, at $43 90 

520 coupons from £225, registered bonds, payable in London, £13 10, less 

20 per cent., with 9f percent, exchange, at $52 68 

701 coupons from £225, unregistered bonds, payable in London, £13 10, with 

9f per cent, exchange, at $65 85 

37 coupons from £225, registered bonds, payable in New York, £13 10, less 

20 per cent., at $48 

39 coupons from £225, unregistered bonds, payable in New York, £13 10, 

at $60 

408 coupons from £100, registered bonds, payable in London, £3, less 20 per 

cent, with 9f per cent, exchange, at $11 70 

29 coupons from £100, unregistered bonds, payable in London, £3, with 

9f per cent, exchange, at $14 63 

57 coupons from $1,000, internal improvement bonds, at $30 

9 coupons from $1,000, refunded stock of 1859, due 1860, at $30 

899 coupons from $1,000, refunded stock of 1859, due 1862, at $30 

21 coupons from $1,000, refunded stock of 1859, due 1865, at $30 

215 coupons from $1,000, refunded stock of 1859, due 1869, at $30 

112 coupons from $1,000, refunded stock of 1859, due 1870, at $30 

112 coupons from $1,000, refunded stock of 1859, due 1876, at $30 

91 coupons from $1,000, refunded stock of 1859, due 1877, at $30 

Paid expense attending payment of interest as per statement herewith 



$65,498 


53 


47,196 


92 


23,877 


85 


7,249 


51 


23,712 


00 


11,700 


00 


9,888 


00 


7,950 00 


18,157 


04 


1,975 


50 


27,393 60 


46,160 


85 


1,776 


00 


2,340 


00 


4,773 


60 


424 


27 


1,710 


00 


270 00 


26,970 


00 


630 




6,450 00 
3,360 00 
3,360 00 
2,730 00 
852 36 


$346,406 


03 



18 



^0. 11. 



STATE 



XENT of Expenses attending the payment of Interest in the 
^ City of'NeiD York, during the month of July, 1860 



Paid for 
Paid for 
Paid for 
Paid for 
Paid for 
Paid for 
Paid for 
Paid for 
Paid for 
Paid for 
Paid for 
Paid for 
Paid for 



brass stamp 

freight on box to Xew York • • 

Ne^Y York Evenius Post, advertising notice of payment 

Xew York Express, advertising notice of payment 

Xew York Tribune, advertising notice of payment 

freight on box from New York 

J R Bacon, interest book and stationery 

transportation of coin to New York, 8360,000, at i per cent 

passage of treasurer r.nd clerk to New \ ork 

expenses on the way • • 

passage of treasurer and clerk to Sprmgfield 

expenses on the way 

board bills in New York 



$4 00 


4 80 


16 61 


26 40 


26 40 


4 15 


22 00 


450 00 


56 00 


20 00 


56 00 


20 00 


146 00 



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IS^. 14. 



STATE3IENT of Interest past due^ paid at the Treasury^ from the 
'list day of July, 1860, to the QOth day of November, 1860. 



July 21 
Aus. 3 



6 

7 

10 
11 
14 
15 

18 
27 
29 
31 
4 
6 
12 



Sept. 



Oct. 



Xov. 



18 
26 
28 



11 
20 
27 

7 
15 

20 
28 



N. H. Ridgely & Co., 2 coupons, at 824 848 00 

E. Pearsall, 'inscribed stock 262 50 

J. Bunn, 16 coupons, at 824 384 00 

J. Bunn, 7 coupons, at £18 10 — I paid, at 824 168 00 

Walter R. Jones, inscribed stock 148 66 

Robert Stone, inscribed stock 113 48 

Lotus Xiles, 1 coupon ' 80 00 

W. S. Roberts, inscribed stock 24 28 

H. E. Noble, inscribed stock 9 95 

Chas. M. Willard, inscribed stock 59 50 

N. Divelbiss, teller, 1 coupon 30 00 

Baring Brothers & Co., inscribed stock 108 90 

Mathew O'Farrell, inscribed stock 62 22 

John Moore, inscribed stock 88 09 

D. R. Holt, cashier, inscribed stock 4167 

Thos. Twinins:, inscribed stock 640 87 

M. O'Farrell,! bond, stamped 30 00 

.Jas. Foster, inscribed stock • 146 09 

U. P. Levy, inscribed stock 161 50 

Phenix Bank, N. Y., 2 bonds, stamped, at 830 60 00 

Mary Ann Lawrence, inscribed stock 14 32 

James G. King's Sons, 6 coupons, at 830 180 00 

The auditor, in trust for Bank of the State, inscribed stock 102 56 

Wm. Phillips, inscribed stock 43 29 

.John C. Baldwin, inscribed stock 23 14 

D. Thompson, pres't., 29 coupons, £9, at 835 04 ' 1,016 16 

D. Thompson, pres't, 29 coupons, £9, at 835 12 ! 1,018 48 

David Rienhard, 7 coupons, at 830 j 210 00 

J. W. Whipp, 1 bond, stamped i 30 00 

Unity Fire Insurance Co., of London, 1 coupon, £13 10 — \ paid . . . .' 33 08 

Unity Fire Lisurance Co., of London, 1 coupon, £13 10s 65 8a 

John Hancock, inscribed stock ' 1,108 80 

Jesse K. Dubois, auditor, 4 bonds, stamped, at 824 ' 96 00 

Jesse K. Dubois, auditor, 8 bonds, stamped, at 830 240 00 

R. Irwin, sec'y, 1 coupon 30 00 

James C. Conkling, 2 coupons, at 830 60 00 



Amount of auditor's warrant 



^6,889 39 
6,889 39 



SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, 

November ZOth, 1860. 
I hereby certify that I have examined the above account, and find the same to be correct, 
in accordance with the vouchers on file in the treasurer's office, for payment of back in- 
terest, made by him, from July 21st, 18G0, to November 30th, 18G0. 

JESSE K. DUBOIS, Auditor. 

Per 0. H. MiKEE. 



23 



No. 15. 
STATEMENT of Collections on Account of Revenue. 



To balance in the treasury for revenue purposes December 1st, 1858 

taxes collected and paid over by collectors, assessed in the year 185Y, and 
prior years, for revenue purposes 

taxes collected and paid over by collectors, assessed in the year 1858, for 
revenue purposes 

taxes collected and paid over by collectors, assessed in the year 1859, for 
revenue purposes 

amount paid into the treasury for redemptions and sales of property pur- 
chased by the sttae, on execution, for revenue purposes 

amount paid into the treasury from drainage fund 

" " " for hawkers' and peddlers' licenses 

" " " from estate in bankruptcy of Biddulph, 
Wrio-ht & Co., London, England 



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AUDITOR'S REPORT 



Law Yol. 



B I E IS^ X I A L REPORT 



OF THE 



AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS 



OF THE 



STATE OF ILLINOIS 



Auditor's Office, Illinois, 

Sjwingjield, December 1, 1860. 

2o the General Assembly of the State of Illinois: 

I have the honor to submit the following report : 
1. A statement of the receipts and expenditures, showing the amount 

of revenue received, applicable to the payment of the ordinary 

and contingent expenses of the state government, and the amount 

disbursed. 
2. "A general statement of warrants drawn upon the treasury, for all 

purposes. 

3. A detailed statement of warrants drawn on the treasury, and to what 

appropriation charged. 

4. A statement of warrants, drawn by order of t he governor, and 

charged to the contingent fund. 

5. A stat'ement of the accounts of the state treasurer. 

6. A statement of the redemption money received from minor heirs, 

and due the owners of tax deeds. 
T. A statement of the condition of the school, college and seminary 
funds. 

8. A statement of state indebtedness, purchased by the governor, with 

the surplus proceeds of the two mill tax, car.celed and deposited 
in the auditor's office. 

9. A statement of state indebtedness, purchased by tlio governor, with 

the Central Railroad fund, canceled and deposited in the auditors 
office. 



10. A statement of state bonds redeemed imder the governor's procla- 

mation, of January 10th, 1860, and paid for with the sm-phis 
proceeds of the two mill tax. 

11. A statement of state bonds redeemed under the governor's procla- 

tion, of Angnst lOtli, 1860, and paid for with the Central Railroad 
fund. 

12. A statement of state indebtedness purchased by the governor, with 

funds received from sales of state lands, canceled and deposited 
in the auditor's ofSce. 

13. A statement ot bonds paid in full, from the proceeds of the two 

mill tax, January 1, 1859. 

14 and 15. Tabular statements of personal and real property, assessed 
and taxed for the years 1858 and 1859. 

16. A statement of the dividends of the school tax and interest funds, 
lor the years 1858 and 1859. 

IT. A statement of the state taxes charged in the several counties and 
the city of Quincy, for the years 1858 and 1859, amount col- 
lected, etc. 

18. A statement of the school tax fund, for the year 1858. 

19. xV statement of the school tax fund, for the year 1859. 

20 to 25. The several statements and tables, exhibiting the condition 
and affairs of the banks of the state, organized under the pro- 
visions of the general banking law. 
In presenting this report it may not be deemed improper for me to 
accompany the same by some suggestions concerning the financial af- 
fairs of our state ; particularly such as come within the supervision of 
the auditor of public accounts. An examination of the statements and 
exhibits, herewith laid before your honorable body, will show a condi- 
tion of affairs, which, in my judgment, calls for careful consideration, 
and, perhaps, legislation, on your part. It will be found that on the 
first of December, 1860, the state treasury was completely drained of 
revenue ; there being not even a single dollar applicable to the payment 
of the ordinary expenses of the government. It will also be found that 
the valuation of taxable property, for the past year, is, in amount, so far 
below the valuation of previous years, that the sum to be realized from 
taxation, during the next fiscal term of two ^^ears, must necessarily fall 
below the amount required for the ordinary and contingent expenses of 
the state government, during that time, without a considerable advance 
in the rate of taxation for revenue purposes. 

The statements of assessment for the year 1860 have, as 3'et, been 
received from but few of the counties. So far as the same have come 
to hand, they are found to be, in nearly every instance, diminished in 
amount, since 1859 ; and it will also be found that but little more than 
one-half of the whole number of tax collectors have made full payment 
of their accounts for tax collected. In view of these things, I can but 
deem it my duty to point out what, to me, appear to be some of the 
causes that have produced these effects. Much of this loss of revenue 
may, doubtless, be attributed to the effects of the financial crisis of 1857 
and. 1858, and the partial failure of agricultural products in our state, 
for two or three years, last nast ; but much more, than from all other 



causes, the results enumerated have been produced, as I believe, by the 
manner in which our revenue laws have been executed. It is nij be- 
lief that an honest and faithful execution of our present assessment and 
collection laws would furnish ample means for all necessary govern- 
mental expenses, and, at the same time, distribute the burden of the 
same foirly and equally. Yet, I am more and more convinced, the 
longer I have to do with the supervision of revenue matters, that some 
means, in addition to those ah-eady provided, are needed, to insure such 
an operation of the law as was contemplated by its framers. 

The present method of valuing personal property seems, to my mind, 
objectionable ; and I am of opinion that a change in the law requiring 
persons listing personal property to make oath to the correctness of the 
same would largely increase the revenue of the state and counties. A 
change in the manner of compensating assessors, by which they should 
recei\'e a ]}er centage on the amount of taxes collected, instead of a per 
diem allowance, would, in my opinion, insure a much more correct val- 
uation of real property than has ever been obtained under our present 
law. By uniting the duties of assessor and collector in the person of 
the same officer, this change could be easily effected. 

Several instances have occurred, during my term of office, in which 
the collector of a county has been defaulter lor state taxes, and, after 
suit has been brought on his bond, has come forward, either before or 
after judgment had been obtained, and paid off the amount, and at tlie 
end of the succeeding year has again been a defaulter, and the amount 
left to be made out of the property of his securities. I have good reason 
to believe that payment has been made, in these instances, with money 
received from the collection of the year succeeding the hrst default ; and 
it seems but proper that some provision should be made, whereby no 
collector can be permitted to undertake a second year's collection until 
he shall produce satisfactory evidence to the county authorities, showing 
that he has fully accounted for and paid over the taxes of the previous 
year ; and, also, that a collector may be chosen in case of failure of the 
regular officer to produce such evidence. 

The present law concerning forfeited property is found not to operate 
satisfactorily. In several of the counties, as I have been credibly in- 
formed, property owners have entered into combinations to avoid pay- 
ment of taxes, and have prevented their property from being sold at tax 
sales, from year to year, and now, in 1860, ha^-e^ under the operation 
of the five year provision of the revenue law, defeated the collection of 
taxes on their property. It seems necessary that some legislation should 
be had, in reference to a different disposition of forfeited property. 

The Southern Bank of Illinois, at Belleville, and Clark's Exchange 
Bank, at Springfield, have complied with the pi-ovisions of the act of 
185T, and have 'withdrawn their securities. Their circulating notes are 
redeemed by JN^. H. Eidgely & Co., of Springfield. The time allowed 
by law for the redemption of notes of the Bank of Belleville, Bank of 
Hutsonville, Hamilton County Bank, and Ptushville Bank, having ex- 
pired, the balances of their assets, in my hands, have been paid over 
to the receivers and stockholders of the respective banks, in accordance 
with the law. 



6 

The time allowed for tlie presentation of the notes of the People's 
Bank, and Stock Security Bank, for the ;pro rata dividend declared 
thereon, has expired, leaving a balance of assets in my hands, arising 
from lost circulation, sufficient to enable me to declare a second dividend 
upon the +brmer of six per cent., and upon the latter of seven and 
three-fourths per cent. This "vvill pay the notes of the People's Bank 
at par, and those of Stock Security Bank at ninety-six cents to the dol- 
lar. 

During the past tvv'O years the circulation of the banks of the state has 
laro-elv increased, owing partially to the advancing business necessities 
of die state, but principally to the fact that its known character for se- 
curity has obtained for it a much wider circulation, in the adjoining 
state's, than it has heretofore had. And I am satisfied that a rigid ex- 
ecution of our banking laws, together with a few amendments, is all 
that is necessary to make it acceptable to our people. 

The immense amount of books, papers, vouchers, &c., &c., pertaining 
to an office like this, where all the revenue and banking business of the 
state is transacted, requires and imperatively demands more room and 
facilities for the proper transaction of its business, and it is earnestly 
uro-ed upon the G-eneral Assembly to make such provision as the pres- 
siiK'- necessities of the case demand. 

JESSE K. DUBOIS. 



:n'o. 1. 



STATEMENT of EeGei2)ts and Expenditures from the 1st day of De- 

cember, 1858, to the 30th day of November^ 1860, inclusive. 



RECEIPTS. 



Taxes collected and paid over by collectors, on real and personal property as- 
sessed in the year 185Y, and prior years, for revenue purposes 

Taxes collected and paid over by collectors, on real and personal property as- 
sessed in the year 1858, for revenue purposes 

Taxes collected and paid over by collectors, on real and personal property as- 
sessed in the year 1859, for revenue purposes , 

Amount paid into the treasury for redemptions and sales of property purchased 
by the state, on execution, for revenue purposes 

Amount paid into the treasury from drainage fund 

Amount paid into the treasury for hawkers' and peddlers' licenses 

Amount paid into the treasury from estate in bankruptcy of Biddulph, Wright 
& Co., of London, England 

Total 



EXPENDITURES. 



*Amount of warrants outstanding December 1st, 1858, issued ft)r revenue 
purposes 

Amount of revenue warrants issued for payment of special appropriations, as 
shown in statement No.2 

Amount of revenue warrants issued for payment of ordinary expenses, as 
shown in statement No. 2 

Total 

Amount of revenue warrants redeemed at the treasury from December 1st, 
1858, to November 30, 1860 

Amount of revenue warrants outstanding November 30, 1860 



Amount. 


$8,58y 


20 


388,531 


47 


287,708 


68 


296 


41 


2,102 


50 


350 


00 


2,862 


49 


$690,440 


75 


Amount. 


?4,269 


69 


282,036 


59 


568,018 


22 


$854,324 


50 


843,514 


88 


810,809 


62 



*My report of December 1st, 1858, stated the amount of revenue fund warrants out- 
standing to be §4,615 72, and state debt fund warrants $2,328 10, in all $6,943 82. I 
have since discovered that this was erroneous, and that the correct amount of revenue 
fund warrants was $4,269 69, as shown in the above table; and the amount of state debt 
fund warrants was $2,674 13, being the same aggregate amount 



8 

'No. 2. 



A GENERAL STATEMENT of the a7nount of warrants drawn 
uj)o:i the Treamry from the 1st day of Decemljer^ 1858, to the 30th 
day of Novetnber, 1860, and charged to the following accounts : 



To what iiccount charged. 



Appropriations, special 

County agricultural societies 

Commissioners to build penitentiary. 

Contingent fund 

Fraudulent canal scrip investigation. 

Geological survey 

Money refunded 

Penitentiary appropriations 

State house appropriations 

Supreme court, first division 

Supreme court, second division 

Supreme court, third division 



Total amount paid for special purposes 



Auditor of public accounts 

Appropriations, general 

Bank commissioners 

Conveying convicts to the penitentiary 

Clerks' fees on lands 

Distribution of the laws and journals 

Fugitives from justice 

Governor of the State of Illinois 

General Assembly 

Incidental expenses 

Institution for the blind 

Institution for the education of the deaf and dumb. 

Insane hospital 

Judgments, clerks' and sheriffs' fees 

Judiciary, 1st division, supreme court 

2d " 

Sd " " " 

1st circuit 

2d 



3d 

4 th 

5th 

6 th 

'Zth 

8th 

9 th 

10th 

11th 

12th 

1.3th 

14th 

15th 

16th 

I'Zth 

18th 

19 th 

20th 

21st 

22d 



Amount. 



S4279 28 

TSO 00 

8096 45 

3325 78 

1000 00 

10,279 46 
2578 37 
228,146 21 
1328 09 
4622 95 
2000 00 

15,630 00 



Total. 



S2668 85 

30,727 29 

2028 60 

26,435 70 

321 68 

2220 00 

150 00 

2875 00 

21,649 15 

26,771 53 

24,000 00 

83,116 40 

156,106 90 

701 31 

2522 30 

2617 46 

2400 00 

1750 00 

2038 80 

2073 91 

2000 00 

2171 17 

1994 56 

1750 00 

2000 00 

2000 00 

2000 00 

1750 00 

2025 00 

2000 00 

2000 00 

2150 00 

2250 00 

1750 00 

2250 00 

1775 00 

2000 00 

2000 00 

2000 00 



$282,036 59 



General Statement — Continued. 



To what account charged. 



Judiciary, 23d circuit 

24th " 

' ' 25th " 

' 26th " 

' ' court of common pleas, city of Cairo 

' ' Cook county court of common pleas, and superior court 

of Chicago 

' ' Recorder's court, city of Chicago 

' ' Court of common pleas cities of Elgin and Aurora. . . . 

' ' Alton city court 

' ' Recorder's court of LaSalle and Peru 

Militia of Illinois 

Office of the executive 

' ' secretary of state 

' ' state treasurer 

' ' auditor of public accounts 

' ' superintendent of public instruction 

Prosecuting attorney Cook county court of common pleas and 

superior court of Chicago 

' ' court of common pleas of the city of Cairo 

' ' recorder's court of the city of Chicago. . . 

' ' recorder's court of LaSalle and Peru. ..... 

Alton city court 



Amount. 



Total. 



Public binding 

PubUc printing 

Porter of the state house 

Publishing notices, &c 

Reports of the supreme court 

Redemption money 

Secretary of state 

State treasurer 

Superintendent of public instruction . 
Superintendent of the penitentiary. . 
Secretary of fund commissioner. . . . 

State's attorneys' fees 

State's attorney, 1st circuit 

" 2d 

" 3d 

" 4th " 

" 5th " 

" 6th " 

' < '7th 

' ' 8th " 

" 9th " 

' ' 10th " 

nth 

«' 12th " 

" 18th " 

♦ ' 14th " 

" 15th " 

" 16th " 

" 17th 

" 18th " 

♦ ' 19th " 

' ' 20th " 

' « 21st " 

♦ ' 22d " 

«♦ 23d " 

'♦ 24th *' 



$3105 55 
2000 00 
1361 40 
1366 33 
2000 00 

44*72 00 

2000 00 
1480 75 j 
1494 57 
1475 541 
266 lo' 
778 98| 
1552 40 
1195 67 
3552 80 
1487 41 ! 

437 50 
1000 00 
875 00 
373 37 
788 95 
14,313 83 
32,413 66| 
226 50 
289 65 
10,780 00 
25 391 
1543 28; 
1343 28 
2875 00 
2439 50 
339 00 
567 86 
875 00 
1500 00 
919 05 
1000 00 
1175 35: 
1000 00 1 
823 73; 
1000 00 [ 
1200 00 
1000 00 
1125 00 
1030 55 
1000 00 
1000 00 
1000 00 
1125 00 
1000 00 
1175 00 
925 00 
997 00 
1000 00 
875 00 
976 90 
997 25 



10 

General StoMnient — Continued. 



To what account charrred. 



State's attoruov, 25tli district. 

' ' ■ 26tli ' ' . 

Supreme court, 1st division. . 

2d " .. 

" 3d " .. 



Amount paid for ordinary expenses . 



State debt fund 

Money refunded state debt fund . . 

Interest fund 

Money refunded interest fund . . . . 
Money refunded state school fund. 

State land fund 

Central railroad fund . . . , 



Amount paid out of special funds 
Total amount of warrants issued . 



Amount. 



S805 '70 

784 75 

2348 22 

2203 621 

5894 221 



$1,463,352 95 

233 37 

912,730 03 

369 87 

188,355 96 

47 82 

195,475 14 



Total. 



$568,018 22 



J,760,565 14 



$3,610,619 95 



11 



]N"o. 3. 



DETAILED STATEMENT of the warrants drawn on the reamry 
during the fiscal term commencing December Ist^ 1858, and ending 
Noveraher ZOth^ 1860, showing on wliat apjjrojjriation^ and %chat ac- 
count charged. 



APPROPRIATIONS— SPECIAL. 



App. 



Amount paid for services of medical superintendent in insane hospital. 

1859 

to purchase books to restore records of city of Cairo. App. 1859. . 

refunded to G. W. Cassiday for purchase money of lands sold in 
error by the state. App. 1859 

to Gallatin county, on account of state lands sold by the auditor. 
App. 1859 '. : " 

to Jesse York, for lands sold him in error by the auditor. App. 1859 

for advertising delinquent lands in Hancock county, for 1857. App. 
1859 ] 

to erect monuments over graves of deceased members of the legis- 
lature, at Vandalia. App. 1859 

to commissioners to restore records of Wabash county. App. 1859 

to secretary of commission to restore records of Wabash county. 
App. 1859 



$775 75 
300 00 

292 00 

1,700 00 
145 53 

lU 00 

200 00 
470 00 

282 00 



^4,279 28 



APPROPRIATIONS— GENERAL. 

Amount paid for conveying insane convicts to the insane hospital. App. 1857. . 
' ' to Normal University, from interest on college and seminary funds. 

App. 1857 

' ' for expenses of transfer agency in New York. App. 1849 

' ' for expenses of transfer agency in Spiingfield. App. 1849 

' ' for salary of state librarian. App. 1849 

' ' to state agriciUtural society, to purchase premiums. App. 1857 . . 

' ' to chaplains of the jjenitentiaries 

' ' for periodicals for state library, App. 1845 

' ' for recording sales of swamp lands. App. 1859 

'' for recording and reporting abstracts of taxable lands. \pp. 1853 

' ' for recording and reporting swamp land patents. App. 1852 

' ' for legal advice and other expenses, incurred by the auditor, in de. 
fending appeal by Illinois Central Railroad Co., from his assess- 
ment of their property, for the year 1859. App. 1859 

' ' for selecting swamp lands in Randolph county. App. 1852 

' ' for Haines' township organization law. App. 1855 



BANK COMMISSIONERS. 

Amount paid for per diem and mileage of Thomas Quick. App. 1857 . . . 

' ' " " M. S. Henry. App. 1857 

" " " Wm. H. Herndon. App. 1857. 



^117 05 

19,642 87 

1,096 91 

1,307 05 

200 00 

6,000 00 

565 

20 00 

383 73 

357 50 

44 68 



770 00 

35 00 

187 50 



$30,727 29 



$635 60 

643 <iO 

750 00 

$2,028 60 



I 



12 



Detailed Statement — Continued. 



COMMISSIOXERS TO BUILD PENITEXTIARY. 

Amount paid for per diem and expenses of \. D. Elwood. App. 1857 
" " Wm. Me]\[iirtry. 

" " Wm. B. Plato. 

Xath'l Niles. 
" Wm. Butler. 

" " " D. Y. Bridges. 

" Jas. C. Sloo. 

" " " Ira A. W. Buck. 



COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES. 

Amount paid to eountv agricultural societies. App. 1855 

" App. 1857 

CONVEYIXG CONVICTS. 
Amount paid for conveying convicts to the penitentiary. App. 1851 

CLERKS' FEES ON LANDS. 

Amount paid fov transcripts furnished assessors in 1853. App. 1853 

DISTRIBUTING LAWS AND JOURNALS. 

Amount paid for distributino; laws and journals, session of 1855. App. 1819. . . . 

1859. " 

FUGITIVES FROM JUSTICE. 

Amount paid for apprehension and delivery of fugitives from justice. App. 18-15 

FRAUDULENT CANAL CHECK INVESTIGATION. 

Amount paid for expen.ses of senate finance committee, attendance of witnesses, 
stationery, &c., in investigating fraudulent funding of canal scrip. App. 1859. . 

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. 

Amount paid for salary and expenses of state geologists and assistants, in making 
geological survey of .-rotate, and for topographical majjs. App. 1853 



$1505 20 

2017 00 

51 85 

324 00 

286 90 

27 50 

1254 00 

2630 00 



$8096 


45 


6150 
600 


00 
00 


$750 00 


$26,435 


70 



$321 68 



$245 00 
1975 00 



§2220 00 



$150 06 




GENERAL ASSEMBLY. 

Amount paid officers and members general assembly, session 1859. App. 1857. . 

" 1859.. 

' ' coiimiittee to visit penitentiarv, session 1857. App. 1857 

" " II ' <i Y%m. " 1859 

'' '' institutions at Jacksonville, session 1857. App. 1857 
" " " " " 1859. " 1859 
' ' policemen of the state house during session 1859. App. 1857 . . . . 
' ' for copying laws and journals, session 1859. App. 1849 



$10,279 


46 


$14,017 


60 


6100 


00 


25 


00 


250 


00 


15 


00 


90 


00 


159 


00 


992 


55 


$21,649 


15 



13 



Detailed Staiement — Continued. 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Amount paid for repairs, fuel for the legislature and state officials, labor, &c. 

App. 1857 

' ' for same, stationery, writing paper for the legislature, and other 
expenses incurred by secretary of state in discharge of his du- 
ties. App. 1849 



INSANE HOSPITAL. 



Amount paid for ordinary expenses of insane hospital. App. 1850.. 

'' for completing additions to '' App. 185'.). . 

'' for fire proof roof '' App. 1859.. 

' ' for furnishing patients' wards in west wing. App. 1859 . 



INSTITUTION FOR THE EDUCATION OF THE DEAF AND DUMB. 

Amount paid said institution for interest on school, college and semiuarv funds. 

App. 1838-39. . . ^ .•••.•••; • 

' ' for ordinary expenses of said institution. App. 1859 

' ' for special srppropriation for quarter ending March 1, 1859. Apj). 

1859 ;•••.•• 

' ' for special appropriation for balance due on heating and lighting 

apparatus. App. 1859 

' ' for deficiency appropriation on account of misapplication of funds 

appropriated by legislature of 1857. App. 1859 

" for repairs for 1859 and 1860. App. 1859 

' * for insurance for 1859 and 1860. App. 1859 



INSTITUTION FOR THE BLIND. 

Amount paid for expenses of said institution. App. 1859. 



JUDGMENT, CLERKS' AND SHERIFFS' FEES. 
Amount paid for costs in suits by the state. App. 1853 



MONEY REFUNDED. 



Amount refunded on lands sold in error. App. 1853 • . 

' ' refunded on accounts over paid by collectors. App. 1853 



OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE. 



\ Amount paid for postage, office of the executive. App. 1857 

» " for stationery, " " App. 1857 

' ' for candles " " ^-PP- 185'^ ; 

k' ' for carpet, furniture, &c., office of the executive. App. 18y < 



$832 .62 


25,938 


91 


^'26,771 


53 


880,000 00 


72,306 


90 


2300 


00 


1500 


00 


156,106 


90 


$5308 28 


47,250 00 


4500 


00 


8458 


12 


16,000 


00 


1000 


00 


600 


00 


883,116,40 


$24,000 


00 



$701 31 



$1893 77 
084 60 



$2578 37 



$595 85 
71 80 
18 25 
93 08 



$778 98 



14 

Detailed Statemen t — Continued. 



OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE. 



Amount paid for postage. App. ISoY 

' ' for stationery. App. 1857 

' ' for furniture and repairs. App. 1857 

' ' for postage. App. 1 849 

' ' for printing blanks, &c. App. 1849 

'• for stationery, furniture, lights, repairs, ice, &c. App. 1859. 

' ' for services of porters. App. 1849 



OFFICE OF THE STATE TREASURER. 



Amount paid for postage. App. 1857 

for stationery. App. 1857 

for repairs. App. 1857 

for making specie boxes. App. 1857 

for postage. App. 1849 

for stationery, lights, ice, &c. App. 1849 

for furniture, repairs, &c. App. 1849 

for services of porters. App. 1 849 

for legal advice and services in adjusting claims of state against 
Joel A. Matteson, examining securities, &e. App. 1849 



OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS. 



Amount paid for postage. App. 1857 . . 

for stationery. App. 1857 

for furniture. App. 1857 

for legal services defending suit in supreme court. App. 1857.. . . 

for stationery. App. 1849 

for postage. App. 1849 

for printing. App. 1849 

for furniture and repairs. App. 1849 

for services of porters. App. 1849 

for fitting up vault for bank dep't. App. 1849 

for telegrajiliing, ice, express charges, &c. App. 1849 

for abstracts of taxable lands. App. 1853 

for legal services in sundrv suits concerning banks and revenue. 
App. 1849 ." 



OFFICE OF SUFERIXTEXDEXT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. 

Amount paid for postage. App. 1857 

' ' for stationery, printing, ice, &c. App. 1857 

' ' for services of porters. App. 1857 



PUBLIC PRINTING. 

Amount paid for printing laws, journals, reports, and current work, session of 
1859. App. 1849 



PUBLIC BINDING. 

Amount paid for binding laws, journals and reports, session of 1859. App. 1849.1 $14,313 83 



$44 50 
42 22 
13 25 
466 71 
111 79 
363 93 
51 U 00 



$1552 40 



$12 92 
13 50 

21 38 

22 50 
101 39 
135 40 
435 08 
253 50 

200 00 



81195 67 



$48 50 

81 40 

87 75 

100 00 

553 17 

897 35 

443 05 

116 75 

519 00 

483 64 

91 35 

30 84 

600 00 



$3552 80 



$687 79 
582 12 
217 50 



$1487 41 



$32,413 m 



Detailed Statement — Continued. 



PUBLISHING NOTICES. 

Amount paid for advertising proposals for printing, binding, copying and distri- 
buting laws, for wood, stationery, proclamations, iScc. A pp. 1849 

PENITENTIARY APPROPRIATIONS. 

Amount paid for rebuilding portions of the Alton penitentiary, transporting con- 
victs from Alton to Joliet, salary of chaplain, &c. App. ISoO. . 

' ' for clothing and cash furnished discharged convicts, and work done 
on Alton penitentiary. App. 18,")9 

' ' for carrying on works of new penitentia'-y at Joliet. App. 1859. . . 



$289 65 



-5=21,388 12 

6758 09 
200,000 (JO 



REPORTS OF THE SUPREME COURT. 
Amount paid for 2156 volumes Peck's Reports. App. 1845 . . 



REDEMPTION MONEY. 

Amount paid for redemption money received from minor heirs. App. 1845 

STATE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS. 

Amount paid for fitting up committee rooms in basement of state house. App. 

1857 

' ' for refurnishing senate chamber. App. 1857 

' ' for refurnishing representatives' hall. App. 1857 



228,146 21 



§10,780 00 



$25 39 



STATE'S ATTORNEYS' FEES. 

Amount paid for prosecuting suits, and for commissions on amount collected 
from delinquent collectors. App. 1849 



SUPREME COURT — FIRST DIVISION. 



Amount paid to sheriffs for attendance on court. App. 1838-9 

' ' to clerk for services as law librarian. App. 1857 

' ' for purchase of law books, in 1859 and 1860. App. 1855. . 

* ' for improvements to court house. App. 1859 

' ' for fuel, lights, stationery, furniture, &c. App. 1849 



SUPREME COURT — SECOND DIVISION. 



Amount paid to sheriffs, for attendance on court. App. 1838-9 

' ' to clerk, for services as law librarian. App. 1857 

' ' for purchase of law books, in 1859 and 1860. App. 1855. 
' ' for fuel, lights, stationery, furniture, &c. App. 1849 



SUPREME COURT — THIRD DIVISION. 



Amount paid to sheriffs, for attendance on court. App. 1838-9. . . . . 

' ' to clerk, for services as law librarian. App. 1857 

' ' for fuel, lights, stationery, furniture, <S:c. App. 1849. . 

' ' completing court house. App. 1859 

' ' purchase of law books, in 1859 and 1860. App. 1855. 



$138 55 
689 54 
500 00 



§1328 09 



8567 86 



§60 00 

400 00 

2000 00 

2622 95 

1888 22 



§6971 17 



§240 00 

4 (JO 00 

2000 00 

1563 62 



§4203 62 



§400 00 

400 00 

5094 22 

13,630 00 

2000 00 

§21,524 22 



16 



Detailed Statement — C ontinued. 






SALARIES. 

Amount paid for salary of the governor. App. ISO*? 

<« " " App. 1849 

Amount paid for salary of the secretary o.. state. App. 185Y 

App. 1849.1 

' ' for clerk hire. App. 1857 

Amount paid fur salary of the auditor of public accounts. App. 1857 

" " " App. 1849 

' ' for clerk hire. App. 1857 

Amount paid for salary of the state treasurer. App. 1857 

" ' " " App. 1849 

' ' for clerk hire. App. 1857 

Amount paid for sal ry of the superintendent of public instruction. App. 1857 

' ' ' ' ' ' superintendent of the penitentiary. App. 1857. . 
' ' for special appopriation for certain claims. App. 1859 

Amount paid for salary of secretary in fund commissioner's office. App. 1857. 

• * ' * porter in the state house. App. 1857 

<'« '' justice of supreme court — first division. App. 1857. 

<t " " " " App. 1849. 



second division. App. 1855. 
" App. 1857, 

' ' App. 1849, 



$375 00 
2500 00 



third division. App. 1857 
App. 1840 



forjudge first circuit. App. 1857. . 
" App. 1849. . 

for judge second circuit. App. 1857 
" " App. 1849 



$2875 


00 


$200 

1200 

143 


00 
00 
28 


$1543 


28 


$250 00 

1750 00 

668 85 


$2668 


85 


$200 00 

1000 00 

143 28 


$1343 


28 


$2875 


00 


$2000 00 
439 50 


$2439 50 


$339 00 


$226 


50 


$472 
2050 


30 
00 


$2522 


30 


$64 46 

513 00 

2040 00 


$2617 46 


$400 
2000 


00 
00 


$2400 00 


$500 00 
1250 00 


$1750 


00 


$538 
1500 


80 
00 


$2038 


80 



r 



Detailed Statemeitt — Continued. 



Amount paid for salary of judge tliird circuit. App. 1853, 

App. 1857. 
" App. 1849 . 



fourth circuit. App. 1857. 
" ' App. 1849. 



fifth circuit. 



App. 185S. 
App. 1857. 
App. 1849. 



sixth circuit. App. 1857. 
App. 1849 



seventh circuit App. 1857 

" App. 1849. 



eighth circuit App. 1857. 
App. 1849. 



niuth circuit. App. 1857. 
App. 1849. 



tenth circuit App. 1857. 
App. 1849. 



elevouth circuit. App. 1857. 
" App. 1849. 



twelfth circuit App. 1857. 
App. 1849. 



thirteenth circuit App. 1857. 
App. 1849. 



fourteenth circuit App. 1^57. 
"■ App. 1849. 



§158 18 

243 45 

1672 28 



S2II73 


91 


^500 
15U0 


00 
00 


S2nOO 


00 


>;26 70 

1 5O0 00 
; 1U44 47 


§2171 


17 


§500 

1494 


00 

56 


;:^i994 


56 


§5(10 00 
1250 00 


81750 


00 


§750 00 
1250 00 


.?2iw")0 


00 




§500 
1500 


00 
00 


§2( 'OO 


00 




§500 00 
1500 00 


§2000 


00 




§250 
1500 


00 
00 


§1750 


00 




§400 
1625 


00 
00 


§2025 


00 


§500 
1500 


00 
00 


§2000 


00 


§500 
15U0 


00 
00 


' $2000 




00 



Law YoL — 5 



IS 



Detailed ^Statement — Coutiiuied. 



Amount paid for salary of jndgo fifteenth circuit. App. 1857 

App. 1849 

'' '' ' '■ sixteenth circuit. App. 1S57 

App. 184y 

* 

•' '' '' seventeenth circuit. App. 1857 

" " " " App. 1849 

" '' '' eighteenth circuit. App. 1857 

* ' " " " App. 1849 

' ' ' ' ' ' nineteenth circuit, App. 1857 

" " ■ '• " App. 1849 

' ' ' ' ' ' twentietli circuit. App. 1857 

"■ " " '• App. 1S57 

' ' ' ' ' ' twenty-first circuit. App. 1857 

'* " " " App. 1849 

' ' ' ' ' ' t^rentv-ss•cond circuit Apo. 1S57 ..... 

App. Iji49 

' ' Martin Ballon, judcje twenty-third circuit. App. 1857 

'''' " App. 1849 

' * Mark Bangs, " " App. 1849 

' * Martin Ballou, ' ' ' ' 

on mandamus from supreme court. App. 1849 

' ' for salary of judg9 twentv-fourth circuit. Apn. 1857 

•' " "' ■ " App. 1849 

'' *' '' twonty-fifth circuit. App. 1859 

' ' ' ' ' ' twenty-sixth circuit. App. 1859 

' ' ' ' ' ' of the court of common pleas of the city of 

Cairo. Aj)p. 1857 

' * * ' ' ' of the court of common pleas of the city of 

Cairo. App 1855 



$500 00 
1650 00 



S2150 00 




j750 (H) 
1500 00 




^2250 00 




§5250 00 
15U0 00 


§1750 vA) 




^500 00 
1750 00 


1^2250 (H) 




$275 00 
1500 00 


81775 00 




S500 00 
1500 00 


.^2wi)0 00 




8500 00 
1600 00 


§2000 00 




.'iooo 00 

1500 00 


§20"'0 C'O 



4<500 00 

141 SO 

1105 55 

1358 70 



§3105 


55 


$500 

1500 


00 

00 


^2000 


00 




?1361 


40 




SI 566 


33 





$500 00 

1500 00 

S2000 00 



1'.) 



Detailed Sia ternen i — C ontiuued. 



Amount paid for salary of judge of court of connnoii picas of the cities of Eljrin' 
and Aurora. App. 1S5'J 

' ' for salary of judge of the recorder's court of the city of Chicago. 

App. 1S57 

' ' for salary of judge of the recorder's coiirt of the city of Chicago. 

App. lS5y 



Peru. App. 1859. 



state's attorney first circuit. App. 1857 



second circuit. App. 1857 

' ' App. 1853 

' ' special. App. 1859. 



third circuit. App. 1857. 
App. 1853, 



fourth circuit. App. 1857 
* ' App. 1853. 



fifth circuit. App. 1853. 
App. 1853. 



sixth circuit. App. 1857. 
ApiJ. 1853. 



.seventh circuit. App. 1857 
« « App. 1853. 



$1480 75 

5=500 00 
l.'OO 00 



S2000 00 



for salary of judge of Cook CO. court of common pleas. App. 1857J $500 00 

•' ' of JoV.n M. Wilson, justice of superior court of Chica-j 

go. App. 1859 ;.... 1750 00 

•' Van H. Higgins, justice of superior court of Chicago. 

App. 1859 

' ' Grant Goodrich, justice of superior court of Chicago., 

App. 1 859 



1111 00 
1111 00 



84472 00 

judge of Alton city court. App. 1859 ' ^."^i!!.^ 

i<!d"-e of recorder's coun of the cities of LaSalle and 



$1475 54 



8250 00 
025 00 



§875 00 



$250 00 
750 00 
500 00 



$1500 


00 


8215 
693 


25 

80 


8919 


05 


8375 
625 


00 
00 


$1000 


00 


$325 

850 


35 

00 


81175 


85 


8250 
750 


00 
00 


81000 


00 


8125 
■ 698 


00 
73 


8823 


73 



20 



Detailed Statement — Continued. 



Amount paid for salary of state's attorney eighth circuit. App. 1857. 

App. 1853. 



ninth circuit. Aop. 1857. 
Ai)p. 1853. 



tenth circuit. App. 1857. 
* ' App. 1853 . 



eleventli circuit. App. 1857. 
' ' -^i'P- 1853. 



txrelfth circuit. App 1S57. 
' ' ^l>9- 1853. 



thirteenth circuit App. 1857. 
" App. 1853. 



fo"drteenth circuit. App. 1857. 
App. 1S53. 



" fifteenth circuit. App. 1857. 

" '* App. 1853. 



sixteenth circuit. App. 1857. 
App. 1853. 



seventeenth circuit. App. 1857. 
App. 1853. 



eighteenth circuit App. 1857. 
" App. 1853. 



nineteenth circuit App. 1857. 
App. 1858. 



$250 00 
750 00 



$10i.)0 uO 



$300 00 
yoo 0i> 



$1200 00 



$250 0'' 
750 on 



$1000 00 



$250 00 
875 00 



§1125 (to 



$203 00 
827 55 



$1030 


55 


$225 
775 


00 

00 


$1000 


00 


$250 
750 


00 

00 


$1000 


00 


$2.50 
750 


00 

00 


$1000 


00 


$375 
750 


00 
00 


$1125 


00 


$250 
750 


00 
00 


$1000 


00 


$150 
1025 


00 
00 


$1175 


00 


$130 

795 


00 
00 


1 $925 


00 



21 



Detailed State7iien t — Continued. 



Amount paid foi' aalary of state's attorney twentieth circuit. App. 1857. 
" " ' " ' " App. 1858. 



?2r.O UO 
747 00 



twenty-fiist circuit. App. 185Y. . 
App. 1853. 



twenty-Becond rircuit. App. 1857. 
App. 1858. 



twenty-third circuit. App. 1S.57. 
App. 185o. 



twenty-fourth circuit App. 1857. . . 
• ' App. 1853. . . 



'' '' twenty-fifth circuit. App. 1859.. 

'' ** twenty-sixth circuit. App. 1859. 

for snlary of prosecuting attorney of the court of common pleas 
of che city of Cairo. App. 1857 

for sahiry of prosecuting attorney of the court of common pleas 
of the city of Cairo. App. 1855 



for salary of the prosecuting attorney of the Cook county court! 

of common pleas, andsuperior court of Chicago. App. 1857 j 
for salary of the prosecuting attorney of the Cook county court 

of common pleas, and superior court of Chicago. App. 1859 



for salary of the prosecuting attorney of the recorders court of 
Chicago. App. 1 857 

for salary of the prosecuting attorney of the recorder's court of 
Chicago. App. 1853 

for salary of the prosecuting attorney of the recorder's court of 
the cities of Peru and LaSalle. App. 1859 

for salary of the prosecuting attorney of the Alton city court. 
App. 1859 

for salary of the adjutant general of the Illinois militia. App. 
1845 



§997 


00 




?;25u 

750 


Ou 
00 


91000 


00 


$125 
750 


00 
0(> 


S875 


UO 




S;250 
726 


00 
9o 


§976 


90 




6250 
747 


0<» 
25 


^997 


25 




$805 


70 


S784 


75 



^250 00 
750 00 



•til 000 00 



§62 50 
375 00 



8437 50 



$125 00 
750 00 



$875 


00 


$373 


37 


$788 


95 


$266 


10 



9^ 



Detailed Statement — Contiiuied. 



1 



SPECIAL FUNDS. 

Amount of warrants issued for wro rata jiayments on state indebtedness 

" issued on tiie oi'der of Gov. "Wm. H. Bissell for state debt 
fund to purchase state indebtedness. App. 1857 

" " issued on the order of Gov. John Wood for state debt 
fund to purchase state indebtedness. App. ISo'Z 

•* '' issued on the order of the governor for state debt funds 

to redeem bonds, under proclamations. App. 185*7. . . . 

" " issued on the order of the governor for state del)t fund to 

pay expenses of redeemir.g bonds, \inder proclamations 

'* '* issued on the requisition of the state treasurer for state 
debt fund, used in payment of iiTth installment of inter • 
est due July, 1859." App. ISoY 

" " issued in payment of claim of Thompson & Foreman, of 
London, for iron, rails, spikes, nails, &c., furnished the 
state in 1840. App. 1859 

" " issued to pay expense of ir;insporting Thompson & Fore- 
man bonds to Springtield, and transporting coin paid 
them to New York 

" " issued in payment of claim ofMagniac, Jardine k Co., for 
money advanced to pay interest on tlie state debt in 
July,*1841. App. 1859 • 

*' " issued ibr over payments on collectors' accounts 



issued for state debt fund $1,463,586 32 



$31,551 05 

58'7,633 15 

26,896 98 

600,643 61 

1434 50 

163,381 38 

36,996 34 

102 50 



14,712 84 
233 37 



issued for payment of interest on state indebtedness out 

of interest fund 

issued for over payment on collectors accounts 



issued for interest fund. 



issued to collectors for over payment of state school fund 
in their accounts 



issued in payment of state indebtedness purchased by the 

governor with the Central railroad fund 

issued for payment of the principal and interest of state 

bonds redeemed imder proclamation of the governor. . . 
issued for Central railroad fund used in payment of 27th 

installment of Illinois interest, due July 1, 1859. App. 

1857 



Amount of warrants issued for Central railroad fund. 



issued in payment for state indebtedness purchased by the 
governor with the state land fund 



§912,730 03 
369 87 



8913,099 90 



1188,355 96 



24,584 09 
98,947 47 

71,943 58 



§195,475 14 



$47 82 



23 



^'o. 4. 



STATEMENT of icarrants drawn iipon the Treaaury, on account of 

trie conim gent fund, from the lat day of JJece^nber^l>Sb^,to the 'di)ik 
day of JSovemlter^ ISoO. 



Date. 



To whom issued and on what account. 



governor's house, 



1859. Jan, 



Feb. 



l: 



1858, D'jc. 4 To Springfield Gas Light Co., for gas burned in 

month of November, 1858 
To Charles Meutemeir, for taking care of grounds at governor'.- 

house 
To Thomas & Huston, for carpenter woik at governor's house 
To F. S. Rutherford, for expenses incurred as superintendent of 

penitentiary 
To A. J. Babcock, for work done at governor's house 
To Raw don, Vv' right, Hatch &. Edson, for printing interest bonds of 

1847 
To Thomas & Huston, for earpejiter work at governor's house 

To G. B. Pease, for painting at governor's house 

To Thos. S. Mather, for flag for state house 

To Springfiekl Gas Light Co., for gas burned in governor's house, 

month of December, 1858 

21JTo C. M. & S. Smith, for carpet for governor's house. . . . 
2'2!To Smith, Edwards & Co., for carpet for governor's house 

I'o llichael Kehoe, for attendance as w^itness before senate com- 
mittee on finance 
To Springlield Gas Light Co., for gas burned in governor's house, 

month of January, ISut) 

To Robert Snape, for repairing door bell at governor's house 

To Benj. F. Johnson, for 5o days services as private secretary of 

governor during session of general assembly 1859 

To C. A. Kuhl, for 53 days services as messenger of the oxecutivi 

during ses^non of general asi^embly 1859 

To Springfield Gas Light Co., for gas burned in lamps on state 

house fence, quarter ending Jan. ol, 1859 

To Vv^m. H. Fowell, for amou:it paid by him for clerk hire, postage, 

express carriage, &;c., as superintendent of public instruction. . 
To Henry Binmore. for 52 days services as reporter in house of 

repi'esentatives, session of 1859 

To R. R. Hitt, for 52 days services as reporter in the senate, session 

of 1859 

To R. R. Hitt, for 1 days service as reporter in the senate, session 

of 1859 '. 

To Henry Binmore, for 1 days service as reporter in house of rep- 

I resentatives, session of 1859 

2S;To Charles P. Button, for services as clerk to house committee on 

' banks and incorporations 

JTo Wm. E. Avise, for services as assistant enrolling and engrossing 

clerk of the senate, session of 1859 

'To Martin Brooks, for services as clerk to senate committee on 

banks and incorporations and the judiciary 

March 5! To Wm. H. Bissell, for amoimt paid for telegraph and express 

j charges for governor's office 

16 To Wm. Denham, for work and repairs at governor's house 

1 To Jolm Mulredy for labor on grounds at governor's house 

9|To J. F. Aliisoaj for trees for grounds at governor's house 



Apr. 



Total. 



Amount. 



$38 OS 
150 00 

128 40 
o8 G'J 

31 50 

4 00 
61 10 
4:i 00 

38 55 

59 39 
128 64 

48 UO 

70 S5 

1 00 

318 00 
159 00 

60 00 
1000 00 

cr.o 00 

260 00 
6 00 
6 00 

150 00 
100 00 
100 00 

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32 68 

17 50 

5 75 

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29 

No. 6. 
REDEMPTION MONEY. 



Amount of redemption money received from minor heirs, in the treasury, Decem- 
ber, 1,1858 ' 

Amount paid out from the 1st day of December, 1858, to the 30th day of Novem- 
ber, 1860 ." ; 

Balance in the treasury, December 1, 1860 



$367 70 
25 8',J 



1342 81 



No. 7. 

STATEMENT showing the condition of the school^ college, and semin- 
ary funds^ on the \st day of December, I860) including the amount 
received since the SOth day of November, 1858. 



I860. Dec. 1 

Dec. 1 
1858. Dec. 1 

1860. Mar. 8 



1858. Dec. 1 
1860. Mar. S 



Amount of surplus revenue credited to the school 
fund 



Amoimt of seminary fund 

Amount of 3 per cent, fund, credited to the school 
fund, as per auditor's report, of this date 

Amount of 3 per cent, fund, credited to the school 
fund this day, being for interest on Illinois bonds 
held by the United States in trust, the same hav- 
ing been deducted from time to time, from the 
payments" of 3 per cent, fund, by the secreta- 
ry of the United States treasury, this day adjust- 
ed, and the interest coupons surrendered to the 
treasurer of the State of Illinois 



Amount of 3 per cent, fund, credited to the col- 
lege fund, as per auditor's report this date .... 4 

Amount of 3 per cent, fund credited to the college 
fund, this day, on account of surrender of inter- 
est coupons, by secretary of the United States 
treasury, as above set forth 



Total amoimt of school, college, and seminary 
funds this day ■ ■ ' 



1555,143 17 



57,975 00 



111.012 54 



11,595 00 



$335,592 32 
59,838 72 



613,118 17 



122,607 54 
$1,131,156 75 



30 

No. 8. 

A STATE2fENT shoioing the state indeUedness purchased hy the Gov- 
ernor of the State of Illinois, canceled and deposited icith the Auditor 
of Public Accounts, and paid for out of the State Dehtfund. 



When purclr d. 



1859. 



From whom pui'chased, description of stocli, kc. 



From Lotus Niles, attorney of the State Bank of Illinois, in- 
terest stock of 1857, Xos. 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, SlOOO 
each, 17000, at 97 cents. Cost 

From Lotus Niles, attorney for the State Bank of Illinois, in- 
terest stock of 1857, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, $1000 each, $16,000, at 97. Cost 

From Lotus Xiles, yice president of Agricultural Bank, inter- 
est stock of 1857, Nos. 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, $1000 
each, $6000 at 97. Cost 

From Joel A. Matteson, interest stock of 1857, No. 2610, 
$1098 13, at 97. Cost 

From E. Moore, attorney for the Bank of Quincy, interest 
stock of 1857, Nos. 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 
141, 142, $1000 each, $10,000 at 97. Cost 

From Alfred Spink, assistant cashier of the Marine Bank of 
Chicago, interest stock of 1857, Nos. 757, 758, 759, 760, 
761. 762, 763, 764, 765, 766, 767, 768, 769, 770, 771, 772, 
773, 774, 775, 776, 777, 778, 779, 780, 781, 782, 783, 784, 
$1000 each, $28,000, at 97. Cost 

From Alfred Spink, attorney for the International Bank, in- 
terest stock of 1857, Nos.' 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 
1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018,1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 
1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 
1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, $1000 each, 
$32,000 at 97. Cost 

From C. Ridgely, Illinois and Michigan Canal bond, No. 727, 
$1000, at 101, Cost 

From F. H. Cutting, agent for M. 0. Walker, Illinois and 
Michigan canal bonds, Nos. 440, 441, 442,, 443, 444, 445, 
446, 492, $900 each, $7200, at par. Cost 

From Lotus Niles, attorney for the State Bank of Illinois, in- 
terest stock of 1857, Nos. 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. 
26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, $1000 each, $19000, at 
97. Cost 

From Gerard Crane, president Farmers and Droyers Bank, 
Somers, N. Y., interest stock of 1857, Nos. 1576, 1577, 1578, 
1579, 1580, 1581, 1582, 1583, 1584, 1585, 1586, 1587, 1588, 
1589, 1590, 1591, 1592, 1593, 1594, 1595, 1596, 1597, 1598, 
1599, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, 1605, 1606, 1607, 1608, 
1609, $1000 each. No. 1610 $1444, $35,444. Cost 

From L. Von Hoffman, attorney &c., interest stock of 1857, 
Nos. 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, $1000 
each, and 1981, $1301 92, $9301 92. Cost 

From A. Champion, new internal improvement stock, Nos. 
4529, 4530, 4531, 4532, 4533, 4534, 4535, 4536, 4537, 4538, 
4539, 4.540, 4541, 4542, 4543, 4544, 4545, 4546, 4547, 4548, 
4549, 4550, 4551, 4552, 4553, 4554, 4555, 4556, 4557, 4558, 
4559, 4560, 4561, 4562, 4563, 4584, 4565, 4566, $97 13 
each, $3690 94. Cost 

From W. A. Platenius & 0. F. Lowe, interest stock of 1857. 
Nos. 1237, 1280, 1281. 1282, 1283, 1284, 2608, $1000 each. 
No. 2488, $1205 68, No. 2605, $1071 88, and No. 2609, 
$1320 45. Total $10,598 01, at 96^. Cost 

From W. A. Platenius & 0. F. Lowe, Illinois and Michigan 



Amount. 



$6790 00 

15,520 00 

5820 00 
1065 18 

9700 00 
27,160 00 

31,040 00 
1010 00 

7200 00 
18,430 00 

34,203 46 
8976 34 

3690 94 
10,227 OY 



31 



Statemen t — Continued . 



When purch'd. 



Jan'y 8, 1859 



17 



21 



28 



From whom purchased, descripeion of stock, &c. 



Feb'y 1, 1859. 



12 



28 



March 2, 1859. 



16 



23 



Amount. 



canal bonds registered, Nos. 81, 82, 15, 194, 197, ]98, 472, 
474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 600, 602, 6u3, 6(>4, 
605, 606, 26, 27, 99, 181, 182, 183, 267, 268, 3(t3, 304, 305, 
306,447,448,449, 473,516, 519, 526, 599, $1000 each; 
No. 1020, 1028, 1029, 1048, 1049, £225 sterling, pavable in 
N. Y., $800 each; Nos. 1053, 1054, 1055, Hi56, 1057, 1058, 
1138, 1139, 1140, 1141, 1142, 1143, 1144, 1145, £225 ster- 
ling, payable in London, $880 each ; No. 78, one bond 
£300 sterling, payable in London, $1,173 33; Nos. 14, 15, 
16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, £100 sterling, pay- 
able in London, $391 11 each, amounting to a total of 

$55,377 76, at lOU. Cost 

From Jesse K. Dubois, interest rtock of 1857, No. 2650, 

$1512 11, at 97. Cost 

From Thos. T. Bonham, new internal improvement stock. No. 
2224, $41 66 ; No. 2225, $49 51, amounting to $91 17, at 

102. Cost 

From Jesse E. Dubois, interest bond of 1847, No. 2675, 

$1156 67, at 102. Cost 

From L. P. Sanger, Illinois and Michigan canal bond, No. 430, 

$900, 101. Cost 

From J. Bunn, new internal improvement stock, No. 63, 

$244 80, at par. Cost 

From E. P. Wilson, internal improvement scrip. No. 2830 B, 

$100, interest $112 50 ; total 212 50, at par. Cost 

From N. Buford & Co. interest stock of 1857, No. 2664, $1000; 

No. 2665, $1541; total $2541 at 97. Cost 

From J. Bunn, attorney, interest stock of 1857, No. 1272, 

$1000, at 97. Cost 1 

From J. Bunn, certificate for arrears of interest, T. Ripley, 
president, &c., $83 75, at 97. Cost, $81 23. Internal im- 
provement scrip. No. 5106 A, principal $100, interest 
$112 50 ; No, 3714 B, principal $100, interest $111 82 ; No. 
1224 B, principal $100, interest $116 67; No. 602 B, prin- 
cipal $100, interest $117 25; No. 5739, principal $10tt, in- 
terest $110 50; No. 4248 A, principal $100, interest $111 ; 
No. 419 A, principal $100, interest $113 08; No. 1296 B, 
principal $100, interest $112 50; No. 2732 B, principal 
$100, interest $113 40 ; No. 2093 A, principal $l(tO, inter- 
est $113 17; No. 753 A, principal $100, interest $113 17; 
No. 560 B, principal $100, interest $113 17; No. 4981 B, 
principal $100, interest $112 50; No. 3039, principal $100, 
interest $114; No. 2616 A, principal $100, interest $111 ; 
No. 1712, principal $124 14, interest $140 15; No. 1010 A, 
principal $100 paid, interest $100 91; No. 1792, principal 
$161 37 paid, interest $161 83— principal $1624 14, at par, 

interest $218 37, at 97. Cost 

From Wm. Zeigler, Illinois and Michigan canal interest certi- 
ficate, No. 1251, $245 88, at 95. Cost 

From Wm. Zeigler, 14 coupons from Illinois and Michigan 
canal bond, No. 51, $420. Less payment on coupons of 
January, 1850, July, 1851, and July^ 1856-7, $363, at 95 

Cost . .' ; 

From John Moore, internal improvement scrip, No. 4345 A, 

principal $100, at par, interest $109 13, at 97 ; No. 4346 A, 

principal $100, at par, interest $109 13, at_97. ^ Cost.^. 

From N. Divelbiss, internal improvement scrip. No. 5078 A, 

principal $100, at par, interest $109 83, at 97. New inter 



$56,209 


10 


1466 


74 


93 


00 


1179 


80 


909 


00 


244 


80 


212 


50 


2464 


77 


970 


00 



3741 03 
233 58 

844 85 
407 34 



32 

Statement — Continued. 



"When purchased 



From whom purchased, description of stock, etc. 



Amount. 



nal improvement stock, Nos. 582, 583, 584, $63 13 each, at 

par. Cost 

March 24, 1859 From X. Divelbiss, Illinois and Michigan Canal bond Xo. 672, 

§1000, coupons ^363. Cost 

James Robinson, internal improvement scrip, Xos. 3445 A., 
3443 A., 3455 B., principal %\m each, interest S112 40 
each; Xos. 3767 B., 3775 A., 3781 B., 3773 B., 3772 A., 

principal §100 each, interest $112 20 each. Cost 

From E. Bement, internal improvement scrip, Xo. 5166 B., 

principal paid, interest $104 92. Cost 

April 1, 1859 From Edward Coles, internal improvement scrip, X'o. 5548 A., 
principal $100, interest $111 75; Xo. 4846 B., principal 
$100, interest $110; Xo. 4410 A., principal $100, interest 

$109 55. Cost 

From W. W. Wright, Illinois and Michigan Canal scrip, Xos. 
298 A., 1322 A., 1950 A., 2108 A., 2944 A.. 3404 A., 
principal $100 each, at par, interest $114 57 each, at 95. 

Cost 

From B. F. Carver, Illmois and Michigan Canal scrip, Xo. 

1511 A., $100, interest $114 57. Cost 

From 0. F. Lowe, interest stock of 1857, X'os. 344, 345, 346, 
347, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 
359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 368, 369, 396, 
397, 398, 399, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408 
409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 
421, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558, 559, 560, 
561, 562, 563, 564, 565, 566, 567, 568, 569, 570, 571, 572, 
573, 574, 575, 576, 577, 578, 579, 580, 581, 582, 583, 584, 
585, 586, 587, 588, 589, 590, 591, 592, 593, 594, 595, 596, 

597, 598, 599, $1,000 each, $102,000, at 97. Cost 

One-fourth per cent, express charges, paid for sending pur- 

I chase money to X'ew York . . , , , 

May 12, 1859 From L. S. Church, Illinois and Michigan Canal bond Xo. 
997, $1,000, interest $22, at par; 14 coupons from this 
bond, $420, paid $59, leaving balance $363, at 95. Inter- 
nal improvement scrip Xos. 5137 B., 5138 B., each $100, at 

par, interest $113 each, at 95. Cost 

From A. W. Mack, 14 coupons from £225 sterling canal bond 
Xo. 1016, for £13 10s each, £189, at $4 80 per £, $907 20, 
less paid pro rata, $131 12, $776 08 ; and part of January, 
1859, coupon from internal improvement bond X'^o. 24, 
$19 13, (balance of said coupon, $10 87, having been 

funded,) at 95. Cost 

May 21, 1859 From E. K. Willard, interest stock of 1857, Xos. 525, 526, 
527, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 535, 536, 537, 
538, 539, 540, 541, 542, 543, 544, 546, 547, 548, 549, 

$1000 each, at 97. Cost 

From I. H. Burch, 3 coupons from Illinois and Michigan Ca- 
nal bond Xo. 87, $30 each, $90; one do., balance $3 88; 
7 do., payable July, 1856, from canal bonds 572, 573, 651, 
769, 771, 832, and 87, one from each bond; balance on 
each coupon unpaid, $5 — -$35 ; 7 coupons from same bonds, 
payable July, 1851 ; balance unpaid on each, $10 — $70, 

amounting to $198 88, at 95 

May 24, 1859 From E. K. Willard, interest stock of 1851, Xos. 217, 218, 
219, 220, 221, 222, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 
377, 37S, 379, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 
388, $1000 each, $25,000, at 97. Cost 



$393 73 
1,344 85 

1,653 29 
99 67 

614 54 

1,253 04 

208 84 



98,940 00 
247 35 



1,781 55 



755 45 



24,250 00 



188 93 



24,250 00 



33 



Stat&tnent — Continued. 



^^^ 



When pitrchas'd 



From whom purchased, description of stock, etc. 



June 



12 



11 



20 



23 



Amount. 



April 6, 1859 From Wm. Sanders, Illinois and Michigan Canal scrip Nos. 
645, 648, 684, 811, 876, 1594, 1630, 2933, principal $100 
each, interest $114 50 each. Cost 

From John Dougherty, interest stock of 1857, No. 862, $1000, 
at 97. Cost 

From Eber Dunning, by F. Blades, attorney, interest stock of 

1857, No. , $200," interest from March 1, 1840, $229 24, 

at 95. Cost 

[This is a written certificate issued under provisions of act 

of Feb. 14, 1855, for relief of Eber Dunning.] 

From "Wm. Ross, certificate of state indebtedness for arrears 

of interest, in name of Wm. Ross, $267, at 95 

1859 From J. W. Whipp, president, amount of balance due on 47 
bonds interest stock, funded Jan. 7, 1859, $330 18. Do. on 
7 bonds mterest stock, funded June 8, 1859, $198 74. 
Cost 

From Joshua Beall, balance due on two (2) interest bonds of 
July 1, 1847, 977 and 978, after funding $1000, at par, 
$312 61 ; balance on certificate interest stock, May 1, 1857, 
after funding $1000, $8ct, at 97. Cost 

From J. W. Whipp, president, balance due on certificate in- 
terest stock, May 1, 1857, No. 2434, $1,150, at 97, funded 
by J. W. Whippi! president, after deducting amount of one 
coupon bond issued in lieu thereof. Cost 

From 0. F. Lowe, certificate for balance of internal improve- 
ment bond, No. 5075, refunded June 23, 1859, $75 97. 

Cost 

Julv 12, 1859 From Elizabeth Harris, administratrix, interest stock of 1857, 

No. 2725, $1425 05. Cost 

26, From H. Wilson, attorney, certificate for balance on stock 

refunded under act of 1859, $644 87. Cost 

Aue:. 22, 1859 From Robert Irwin, Illinois and Michigan Canal bonds Nos. 
897, 900, 544, $1000 each. Cost 

From James Miller, interest stock of 1857, Nos. 849, 850, 
869, 872, 873, 874, 875, 876, 877, 878, 880, 881, 882, 
883, 884, 885, 886, 887, 977, 1258, 1372, 1373, 1374, 
1375, 1376, 1377, 1426, 1433, 1434, 1435, 1472, $1000 

each, $31,000, at 98^. Cost 

pt. 24, 1859 From B. F. Carver, Illinois and Michigan Canal bonds, Nos 
552, 555, 600, 864, 81, 82, 83, 84, 173, 265, $800 each 
Cost 

From Wm. H. Angel, jr., 14 coupons from Illinois and Michi 
gan Canal bond No. 1052, for £225 sterling, payable in New 
York coupons, £13 10s, $60, each, $840, less paid $75 ; 

balance due, $765, at 98. Cost 

27 From H. Doolittle, Illinois and Michigan Canal bonds, Nos. 

' 248, 649, 666, 755, 767, 779, $1000 each. Cost 

28, From H. Doolittle, Illinois and Michigan Canal bond No. 885, 

$1000. Cost • 

1, 1859 From Joshua Beall, interest bond of 1847,No. 2342, $480; 
No. 2343, $258 96 ; certificate for balance on certificate 
new internal improvement stock, funded under act of Feb- 
ruary, 1859, as per register refunded stock, 1859, page 2, 
$72.9 45. Cost • • • 

From Samuel Connelly, certificate for arrears of mterest on 6 
internal improvement scrip, Nos. 451 A., 1948 A., 1949 B., 
$327 69, at 97. Cost •.•;;•••••• 

From L. P. Sanger, 8 coupons from Illinois and Michigan Ca- 
nal bonds of 1841, No. 185, $30 each, $240; 6 coupons 

Law YoL— 7 



34 



Statement. — Continued. 



When purcli'd. 



Oct. 10, 1859. 



13 



21 



From whom purchased, description of stock, &c. 



22 



26 



27 



29 



July 12, 1959. 



Kov. 23, 1859. 



28 



Dec. 9, 1859. 



15 



16 



17 



21 



23 



from Illinois and Michigan Canal bonds of 1847, Nos. 100, 
115, 574, 646, 676, one coupon from each, paid $12, bal- 
ance $18 each, $90, at 98. Cost 

From John T. Cox, internal improvement scrip No. 1020, 
A, principal §100, at par, interest $116 78, at 95. Cost.. . 

From James M. Sharp, internal improvement scrip, No. 1220 
A., principal $100, at par, interest $116 62, at 95. _ Cost. . 

From Robert Briggs, arrears of interest on internal improve- 
ment scrip, (the principal having been paid,) No. 2092 A., 
$92 69; No. 2844 B., $92 69; No. 3562, $131 95, at 95. . 

From A. "W. Mack, 12 coupons from internal improvpment 
bond No. 87, coupons signed Levi Davis, auditor, $360, less 

paid $14 12. Cost 

From W. A. S. Vanduzer, certificate for balance on nine 
internal improvement bonds of 1847, refunded under act of 
1859. Cost 

From n. Doolittle, governors scrip, signed Thomas Ford, No. 
515, $50 00 at par ; interest $48 12 at 98. Cost 

From F. D. Preston, internal improvement scrip. No. 1 334 B, 
1337 A, 1341 A. Prin. $100 eacl:, at par, interest $116 33 
each, at 98. Cost 

From Hall Wilson, attorney certificate for balance on interest 
stock refunded, as per register of refunded stocks, page 179 
and 180. Cost 

From New York Bowery Fire Insurance Company, balance on 
certificate new internal improvement stock, $630 00. Cost. 

From A. W. ISIack, interest stock of 1857, $8 25. Cost 

From Willis Willard, certificate for balance new internal im- 
provement stock, at par, $625 51. 

From Willis Willard, certificate interest bonds of 

1847, at par 486 42 

From Willis Willard, certificate interest stock, 1857, 

$42 06, at 98 41 22 



Amount. 



From Brown and Ives, certificate for balance new internal 

improvement stock, $285 08. Cost 

From S. Halliday agent, internal improvement scrip, Nos. 1015 
B, 1018 B, $100 each, at par, interest $235 10 at %8. Cost 
From N. 11. Ridgely, four coupons from Illinois and Michigan 
canal bond of 1847, No. 760, $120, less paid $32, $88 00 ; 
5 coupons from No. 761, $150, less paid $57, $93 00 ; 4 
coupons from No. 762, $120, less paid $32, $88 00 ; 8 cou- 
pons from No. 763, $240, less paid $57, $183 00 at 98. 

Cost 

From J. W. Whipp, attorney, balance on interest stock of 

1857, $26 89. Cost 

From Charles Ridgely, certificate for arrears of interest on cer- 
tificate new internal improvement stock. No. 4982, $516 72 

: at 98. Cost 

|From B. F. Carver, Illinois and Michigan canal bonds. No. 

293, $1,000 ; No. 294, $800 ; No. 295, $800. Cost 

From 0. F. Lowe, certificate for arrears of interest, $452. 

Cost 

From B. F. Carver, 1 coupon, January 1851, from bond No. 
569, Illinois and Michigan canal, 1847, $30 00 ; 1 coupon, 
January 1852, from bond No. 256, $30 00; 1 coupon, Jan- 
uary 1859, from registered bond No. 294, $24 00 ; 1 cou- 
pon, each January 1860, from registered bonds No. 294 and 
295, $48 00; 1 coupon each, July 1856, from bonds No, 



35 

Statement. — Continued. 



When purch'd. 



Dec. 26, 1859. 



30 



31 



Jan'v 4 1860. 



11 



12 



13 



\n 



19 



23 



28 



From whom purchased, description of stock, &c. 



Amount. 



Feb'y 1, 1860. 



1014 and 1015, |10 00. Cost | 

From John H. Brown & Co., arrears of interest on 2 internal 
improvement scrip, the principal of which was all paid from 
the two-mill tax fund, Nos. 2081 B, 2082, |;109 05 each. I 
Cost I 

From Jacob Bunn, internal improvement scrip, No. 326 B,' 
prin. SlOO, interest $120 6^7 ; No. 5405 A, prin. filOO, inter-j 
est §116 98. Cost I 

From John Moore, certificate of interest stock, Nos. 1226, | 
1227, 1228, 1229, 1230, 1231, 1232, $1000 each. Cost I 

From Jacob Bunn, internal improvement scrip. No. 4640 A, I 
prin. $100, interest $115 50. Cost I 

From Jacob Bunn, certificate arrears of interest issued to S. 

A. Smith, .$397 84 at par. Cost 

From Easly David, internal improvement scrip, No. 3022 B, 

prin. $100, interest $120 45. Cost 

From John Doughertv, certificate new internal improvement 
stock. No. 5722, $il63 21 ; No. 5771, $1142 13. Cost. . . 

From Tracy Reeve, interest bond of 1847, No. 994, $515 01 ; 
No. 2508, $756 88; interest stock of 1857, No. 1643, 
$1213 00. Cost ._ 

From Jacob Bunn, certificate for arrears of interest issued to 
Charles S. Watkins, October 21, 1857, $726 00. Cost 

From Thomas H. Lowerre, internal improvement scrip, No. 
541 B, prin. $100, interest $120 50; Nos. 3125 B, 3176 A, 
$100 each, interest $118 00 each. Cost _ 

From Robert Irwin, secretary, certificate for arrears of inter- 
est to S. & S. Halstead, $726. Cost 

From George S. Foster, internal improvement scrip. No. 923 

B, prin. $100, interest $118 45; No. 3036 A, prin. $100, 
interest $119 28 ; Nos. 3180 A, 3196 B, $100 each, interest 
$118 28 each. Cost • • • 

From Robert Irwin, secretary, certificate for arrears of inter- 
est due George Townsend, $363. Cost 

From N. H. Ridgelv & Co., 14 coupons from Illinois and 
Michigan canal boiid. No. 618, $420 ; paid on same $57 00, 
balance due, $363 00. Cost 

From Jacob Bunn, 6 coupons, Illinois and Michigan canal 
bonds, 3 each from bonds No. 1017 and 1018, $180 ; paid 
$114, $66. Cost 

From John Moore, interest stock of 1857, No. 1050, prin 
$1000, interest $3 83 ; No. 1107, prin. $1000, interest $3 84 
Cost 

From 0. F. Lowe, certificate for arrears of interest, name of 
Wm. Barringer, $266 76 ; same in name of C. A. Buckley, 
attorney, $363 00 ; same for arrears of interest on new in- 
ternal improvement bond. No. 366, in name of George 
Smith, $100. Cost 

From Samuel C. Eells, internal improvement scrip. No. 1463, 
prin. $178 22 interest $212 48; No. 1130 B, prin. $100, 
interest $122 17; No. 1135 B, prin. $100, interest $122 17; 
No. 934 B, prin. $100, interest $120 30. Cost 

From Lotus Niles, attorney, certificate for balance interest 
stock, $735 09. Cost 

From F. Lowe, coupons from Illinois and Michigan canal 
bonds, 26 from No. 797, 26 from No. 798, 26 from No. 799 ; 
26 from No. 800 ; amounting to $3120, less for amount paid 
on same, $284 48, balance due, $2835 52. Cost 

FromKetchum, Howe & Co., Illinois and Michigan canal bonds, 



36 



Statement. — Continued. 



iVhen purch'd. 



1860. 



From whom purchased, description of stock, &c. 



Amount. 



registered Nos. 143, 259, 260, 261, 262, 907, 908, 909, each 
$800. Ilhnois and Michigan canal bonds, Nos. '^150, 151, 152, 
186, 187, 188, 490, 494, 635, 659, 678, 748, 754, 778, 784, 
787, 788, 883, 884, each $1000. Interest stock. No. 1225, 

$1000 ; No. 2776, $1434 88. Cost 

From Charles P. Dayton, certificate for arrears, interest on 2 
certificates, new internal improvement stock, Nos. 2145, 

2146, $726 00. Cost 

From John W. Whipp, certificate for arrears, interest due 

Mrs. Anna Wasliiugton, $541. Cost 

From E. Bement, certificate for arrears, interest to H. 0. 

Schoolficld, $53 75. Cost 

From N. H. Ridgely & Co., internal improvement scrip, 3744 

A, prin. $100, interest $117 35. Cost 

From James Wilde, certificate for arrears of interest on 3 
certificates, new internal improvement stock, Nos. 862, 863, 

864, $1089. Cost 

From N. H. Ridgely & Co., 8 coupons from Illinois and Michi- 
gan canal £225 sterling bond. No. 1009, £13 10 each, paya- 
ble in New York, $60' 00 each, $480 less paid, $111 12; 4 
coupons from Illinois and Michigan canal, $1000 bond, No. 
48 of July 1841, $30 each, $120 less paid $71 12. Cost . . 
From Hall Wilson, attorney, certificate for balances Illinois 
stocks as per register, refunded stocks, page 102, balance 
interest bonds of 1847, $179 23 ; page 185, balance inter- 
est bonds of 1857, $108: Cost 

From Henry Smith, certificate of arrears of interest on 19 cer- 
tificates, new internal improvement stock, Nos. 95, 96, 252, 
1813, 1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 3313, 
3314, 5019, 5762, 5763, 5750, 5754 ; amounting to $7287 46. 
Ceriificate for balances state stocks as per register refund- 
ed stocks 1859, page 3, balance certificate new internal im- 
provement stock, prin. $75 67, interest |0 49 ; page 103, 
balance interest bonds of 1847, prin. $667 60, interest $434. 

Cost 

From J. Bunn, 8 coupons from Illinois and Michigan canal, 
£225 sterling bond. No. 1001, payable in New York $480, 

paid $50 ; balance due, $430. Cost 

From C. B. Fenton, 4 coupons from Illinois and Michigan ca- 
nal bond of 1847, No. 693, and one coupon from No. 41, 

$30 each $150. Cost 

From N. H. Ridgely & Co., certificate for arrears of interest 
due James N. Dixon, on new internal improvement stock, 

$377 92. Cost 

From J. W. Whipp, certificate for balances Illinois stocks, as 
per register refunded stock, page 2, balance on certificate 
new internal improvement stock, $636 48, page 102 ; bal- 
ance on interest bonds of 1847, $296 44, page 182 ; balance 

on interest of 1857, $81 44 ; total, $1014 36 

From Ketchum, Son & Co., 37 coupons from old internal im- 
provement bond No. 86, dated May 1, 1840, $1110 00. Cost 
From James G. King's Sons, 36 coupons, each from internal 
improvement bonds of January 1, 1838, Nos. 786, 787, 788, 
789, 790, 801, 802. 252 coupons of $30 each, $7560, less 

paid on same, $98 84 $7461 16 

1 coupon each, due Jan'y, 1842, from internal im- 
provement bonds of January 1, 1838, Nos. 495, 
691, 692, 693, 694, 695, 696. 697, $30 each, $240, 
less paid on same, $112 96 $127 04 



27,834 88 

726 00 

541 00 

53 75 

217 35 

1,089 00 

417 76 
287 23 



8,035 56 
430 Oo 
150 00 
377 92 

1014 36 
1110 00 



3Y 
Statemen t — C ontimied . 



When purch'd. 



Fcb> 15, 18G0 



From whom purchased, description of stock, &c. 



16 



Amount. 



11 64 



665 00 



1 coupon each, due Julv, 1813, from IlUnois and 
Michigan canal bonds," Nos. 611, 612, 613, 614, 
615, 863, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 
288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 
278, 279, 131, 132, $30 each, $840, less paid on 
same $26 12 each, $731 36 108 64 

1 coupon each, due Januar_y, 1842, from internal im- 
provement bonds of January 1, 1838, Nos. 568, 
569, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663, |30 
each, $300, less paid on same $14 12 each, $141 20 158 80 

1 coupon each, due January, 1842, from bank and 
internal improvement bonds of July 31, 1837, Nos. 
686, 696, 697, 698, 699, $30 each,"$150, less paid 
on same $20 12 each, $100 60 49 40 

1 coupon each, due Julv, 1843, from old Illinois and 
Michigan canal bonds, Nos. 298, 299, 300, $30 
each, $90, less paid on same $26 12, each $78 36. 

6 coupons each, from lUinois and Michigan canal 
bonds, Nos. 840, 841, 843, 18 coupons, $80 each, 
$540, less paid on same $213 36 326 64 

23 coupons, from old Illinois and Michiigan canal 
bond, No. 1178, $30 each, $690, less paid on same 
$25 

1 coupon each, due January 1, 1850, from Illinois 
and Michigan canal bonds of 1847, Nos. 667, 668, 
669, 681, $30 each, $120, less paid on same $12 
each,$48 '?2 00 

1 coupon each, due July 1, 1843, from £300 sterhng 
lUinois and Michigan canal bonds, Nos. 212, 213, 
214, 215, 216, £9 each, less paid on same £1 
Is Id each, and $17 28 each, amount due on each 
$1896... 94 80 

1 coupon, due July 1, 1843, from Illinois and 
Michigan canal, £100 sterling, bond No. 7, £3, less 
paid on same 10s 4d and $5 76, amount due 

1 coupon each, due July, 1851, from lUinois and 
Michigan canal, £300 sterling, bonds Ncs. 212, 
213, 214, 215, 216, £9 each, less paid on same 
$28 80 each, balance due $15 each 75 00 

1 coupon from, £100 sterling, Illinois and Michigan 
canal bond, No. 7, £3, less paid $9 60 

1 coupon each, due January, 1842, from bank and 
internal improvement bonds, Nos. 718, 719, 720, 
721, 722, $30 each, $150, less paid on same $14 12 
each, $70 60 due • • ■ • "'^ ^^ 

2 coupons each, from £300 sterling Illinois and Mich- 
canal registered bonds, Nos. 77, 79, 80, $9 each, 
£54, less 20 per cent., £10 16s, balance £43 4s. . . 

2 coupons, from old Illinois and Michigan canal $1000 
registered bond. No. 199, $30 each, less 20 per 
cent 

Amounting to $9499 09. Cost - 

From 0. F. Lowe, certificate for arrears of interest on three 
certificates new internal improvement stock, Nos. 1057, 
1158, 2000, $1294 70. Cost • •, 

From W R McKeen, arrears of interest on internal improve- 
ment scrip, No. 4110 B, $104 02; No. 4261 B, $96 26. 
Cost 



6 33 



5 00 



210 24 



48 00 



|19499 09 

1294 70 

200 28 



38 

Statement — Continued. 



When purch'd. 



Feb'y 20, 1860 



28 



29 



March 1, 1860 



30 



30 



30 



30 



30 



30 



30 



30 



30 



From whom purchased, description of stock, &c. 



April 



From Gabriel Jordon, certificate for balance interest bonds of 
ISIT, as per register of refunded stock, page 103, $191 '76 ; 
certificate for balance arrears of interest to Gabriel Jordon, 
$83 75. Cost 

From Thomas Wells, certificate for balance interest bonds, 
Thomas Wells, per register refunded stocks, page 103, 
■SSY 64. Cost 

From James G. King's Sons, 7 coupons, due January, 1841, 
from certificate Illinois internal improvement stock, No. 
207 to 213, of 830 each. Cost 

From N. H. Ridgely & Co., certificate for arrears of interest, 
Geo. Hood, $500 04. Cost 

From W. H. Barksdale & Co., internal improvement scrip. No. 
1980 A, principal §100, interest $119 17-100 ; No. 4852 A, 
principal $100, interest $115 45-100, 48 scrip, of $100 
each, Nos. 278 A, 285 B, 286 A, 286 B, 287 A, 287 B, 288 B, 
289 B, 290 A, 290 B, 296 B, 297 A, 297 B, 299 A, 299 B, 300 
B, 301 A, 301 B, 302 A, 302 B, 303 A, 303 B, 304 A, 304 
B, 306 A, 306 B, 308 A, 308 B, 309 A, 309 B, 310 A, 310 B, 
311 A, 311 B, 312 A, 312 B, 313 A, 313 B, 315 A, 315 B, 316 
A, 316 B, 318 A, 318 B, 319 A, 319 B, 320 A, 320 B. Prin. 
$4800, interest on each $122 67, $5,888 16. Cost 

From James T. Wylie, internal improvement scrip, No. 2149 A, 
principal $100," interest $119 Og ; No. 3207 A, principal 
$100, interest $119 25. Cost 

From Hall Wilson, attorney, certificate for balance interest 
bonds 1847, $71 11. Cost 

From N. H. Ridgely & Co., certificate for balance amount of 
arrears of interest to Robert Garrett & Sons, $186 31. Cost 

From Jacob Bunn, 14 coupons, from Illinois and Michigan 
sterling bond No. 1098, £13 10s each, $60 each, $840, less 
paid pro rata $131 12. Cost 

From Jacob Bunn, 26 coupons, $30 each, from Illinois and 
Michigan canal bond No. 150, $780, less paid pro rata $71 12. 
Cost 

From Robert Irwin, secretarv, 37 coupons, from internal im- 
provement bond No. 1022, $30 each, $1110. Cost 

From Chas Butler, by E. Moore, gover's canal scrip, No. 563, 
principal $300, interest $58 20 ; No. 572, principal $100, in- 
terest $19 40. Cost 

From 0. F. Lowe, arrears of interest on 3 certificates of new 
internal improvement stock, Nos. 627, 628 and 1131, of 
$1000 each, arrears of interest $363 each. Cost 

From J. K. Dubois, certificate for arrears of interest, to H. 
Whittell, $363. Cost 

From N. H. Ridgely & Co., internal improvement scrip. No. 
5084 B, principal $100, interest $119 48; certificate for 
balance of interest to V. Barsalon, $630 00 ; same to B. 0. 
Taylor, $815 00; same to Pennsylvania Company, for insu- 
rance on lives, &;c., &c., $363. Cost 

From D. Powell, certificate for balance interest stock $768, 
page 185. Cost 

From Hall Wilson, attorney, certificate for balance interest 
stock $38. Cost 

From J. Bunn, certificate for arrears of interest to E. Sherwood, 
$629 80. Cost ._ 

From N. H. Ridgely, certificate for balance arrears of intei-eat 
to John F. May, $778 92. Cost 



Amount. 



$275 51 

37 64 

210 00 
500 04 



11,122 78 

438 33 

71 11 

186 31 

70S 88 

708 88 
1110 00 

477 60 

1089 00 
363 00 

2027 48 

768 20 

38 00 

629 SO 

778 92 



39 

Statement — Continued. 



When purch'd. 



1860. 



Aug. 3 



From whom purchased, description of stock, &c. 



Amount 



From N. H. Ridgely, certificate for babince arrears of interest, 
on new internal improvement stock, December 23, 1857, 
$890. Cost 

From Joshua Beall, internal improvement scrip. No. 4210 A, 
principal $100, interest $119 10. Cost 

From Wm. Butler, treasurer's certificate for balance arrears 
of interest to M. C. Lueder, $259 64 ; same to Oelrichs & 
Co., trustees, $574 55. Cost 

From Hall Wilson, attorney, certificate for balance interest 
stock in name of Hall Wilson, attorney, see register refun- 
ded stock, page 220, principal $178, interest $3 56 Cost. 

From Lotus Niles, internal improvement scrip, No. 1 < A, 
principal $100, interest $120 06 ; No. 4528 A, principal 
$100, interest $119 88 ; No. 4529 A. principal $100, inter 
est $119 88 ; No. 4530 B, principal $100, interest $119 88 
Cost 

From Daniel L. Gold, administrator, certificate for arrears, 
interest on four certificates, new internal improvement 
stock, $1259 60. Cost 

From Orlando Wood, internal improvement scrip, No. 466 B, 
principal $100, interest $122. Cost ._. 

From C. R. Parmelee, governor's canal scrip. No. 389, princi 
pal $100, interest $101 27 ; No. 394, principal $50, interest 
$50 63. Cost ; 

From Aug. C. French, internal improvement scrip, No. 468 A, 
principal $100, interest $124 38. Cost .^ 

From 0. H. Browning, internal improvement scrip. No. 3479, 
A, principal $971, interest $95 13. Cost 

From S. Hallidaj-, 19 coupons from Hlinois and Michigan ca- 
nal bond. No. 385, $570, less paid $57 ; $513. Cost 

From L. P. Noble, per Wm. Butler, certificate for arrears of 
interest to H. E. Noble, or order, $361 25. Cost 

From Henry S. Holford, per E. Munn, attorney, certificate for 
arrears of interest on 10 certificates, new internal improve- 
ment stock. No. 5438 to 5447, inclusive, to Henry S. Hol- 
ford, $3630. Cost 

From N. H. Ridgely & Co., certificate for balance interest in 
name of Henry Gardner, $178. Cost 

From J. K. Dubois, auditor, certificate for balance arrears in- 
terest in name of the president, directors and company of the 
Middletown Bank, Connecticut, • 

From Enoch Moore, attorney, certificate for arrears of inter- 
est, in name of Gurnsey Smith, $363. Cost 

From James King's Sons, per Wm. Butler, certificate for bal- 
ance arrears of interest, name of Corning & Co., New York, 
$470 88. Cost 

From William Butler, coupon from Illinois and Michigan ca- 
nal bonds of 1847, due January, 1850, $30, less $12 paid. 

Cost ,••/•■;■ 

From S. Halliday, from Hlinois and Michigan canal bonds, 
Nos. 865, 866, 867, 868, 869, 26 coupons each, less $71 12 
paid on each, $708 88, balance due $3544 40. Cost 

From S. Hallidav, 26 coupons from Illinois and Michigan canal 
bonds. No. 1229, $780, less paid $71 12. Cost 

From J. W. Whipp, certificate for balance of arrears of inter- 
est to Walter R. Jones, $178. Cost • • • • • • 

From S. HaUidav, 15 coupons from Illinois and Michigan 

-'sterling bond No. 1017, $900, less $161 12 paid ^"^ 



Cost. 



40 



Statement — Continued. 



When purch'd. 



Aug. 6, 1860. 



10 



11 



13 



21 



From whom purchased, description of stock, &c. 



From Jacob Bunn, certificate for balance arrears of interest 
due Caroline M. Stanard, §83 75; certificate for arrears of 
interest due Charles B. Royce, $363; 10 coupons from Illi- 
nois and Michigan canal bond No. 729, $30 earh, $300. 
Cost 

From S. Halliday, certificate for arrears interest, Mrs. C. C. 
Phelps, in trust, $363. Cost 

From Jesse K. Dubois, auditor, in trust, certificate for balance 
on refunding book, 1859, page 104, interest bonds 184Y, 
$37 86. Cost 

From Hall Wilson, attorney, certificate for balance on refund- 
ing book, 1859, page 6, certificate new internal improve- 
ment stock, $4 06. (!Iost 

From J. W. Whipp, attorney, certificate for balance on re- 
funding book, 1859, page 6, new internal improvement 
stock, $100, page 104, interest bonds of 1847, $274 96. 
Cost 

From Jacob Bunn, internal improvement scrip. No. 3736 B, 
$100 principal, interest $120 65 ; certificate for arrears of 
interest on certificate new internal improvement stock No. 
2134, name of Daniel Gold, administrator, $314 91. Co.st. 

From Jacob Bunn, internal improvement scrip, No. 539 A, 
principal $100, interest $124 47. Cost 



Amount of warrants issued on the order of Gov. William H 
Bissell, for state debt fund, to be used in the purchase of 
state indebtedness, as shown by table No. 3 

Amount of state indebtedness canceled and deposited in the 
auditor's office, and included in the foregoing statement. . . 



Amount in hands of Gov. Wm. H. Bissell, unaccounted for. . 

Amount of warrants issued on the order of Governor John 
Wood, for state debt fund, to be used in the purchase of 
state indebtedness, as shown by table No. 3 

Amount of state indebtedness canceled and deposited in the 
auditor's office, and included in the foregoing statement. . . 



Amount. 



$746 


75 


363 


00 


37 


86 


4 


06 



374 96 

535 56 

224 47 



$589,530 73 



p587,633 75 
562,633 75 



$25,000 00 



$26,896 98 
26,896 98 



41 



No. 9. 



STATEMENT showino^ the State Indebtedness purchased ly the 
Governor of the State of Illinois^ canceled and deposited loith the 
Auditor of Public AccountSj and paid for out of the Central Rail- 
road Fund. 



rchas'd 



1858 



1858 



1860 



1860 



From Lotus Niles, attorney for the State Bank of Illinois, in- 
terest stock, to bear int"erest in 1860, Nos. 18 to 90, $1000 
each, at 97. Cost 

From John Moore, new internal improvement stock, Nos. 
2622, 2623, 2624, %\\ 66 each ; No. 2446, $41 66 ; No. 
2447, $41 66; No. 3536, $244 80; No. 3537, $244 80; 
No. 3538, $244 80 ; No. 5910, $480 ; No. 2603, $377 76 ; 
No. 2615, $315 36 ; at 103. Cost 

From John Moore, attorney for Barrett Ames, new internal 
improvement stock, Nos. 192 to 201, $63 13 each, at 105. 
Cost 

From Miles White, per T. H. Campbell, Nos. 368, 369, 635, 
636, 637, 1673, 1679, 1680, 1681, 1682, 1683, 1715, 4327, 
4328, 4329, 4332, 4333, 4334, 4335, 4336, $64 10 each, 
at 103. Cost 

From the Chicopee Bank, new internal improvement stock. 
No. 877, $480 ; new internal improvement interesst stock. 
No. 690, $500. Cost _ 

From Asahel S. Levy, attorney, certificate for arrears of in- 
terest on four certificates new internal improvement stock, 
Nos. 462 to 465, $14 52 ; 30 coupons, each from Illinois and 
Michigan Canal bonds, Nos. 857 to 859, $900, less paid 
$71 12, $828 88 Cost 

From Ketchum, Son & Co., certificate for arrears of interest. 
W. J. Trowbridge, $361 25. Same to S. R. Trowbridge, 
$722 50. Cost 

From James G. King's Sons, for the parties, certificate for 
arrears of interest to Hottenger & Co., on new internal im 
provement stock. No. 315, $363; certificate for arrears of 
interest to Amelia, Caroline, Ernestine, etc., on do., Nos 
323 and 324, $726. Cost 

From S. Halliday, 14 coupons, from Illinois and Michigan Ca 
nal bonds of July 1, 1848, No. 648, $420, $57 paid. Cost. , 

From Jesse K. Dubois, certificate for balance new internal 
improvement stock, as per register refunded stock, 1859, 
page 7. Cost • • 

From Daniel L. Gold, per J. Bunn, certificate for arrears ot 
interest on new internal improvement stock, No. 3018, 
Daniel Gold, administrator. Cost 

From N. H. Ridgelv & Co., internal improvement scrip, No. 
1667, principal $144 12, interest $183 93. Cost 

From Sarah Ann Campbell, by S. Halliday, express agent, 
certificate for arrears of interest on new internal improve 
ment bond, No. 5437, $508 20. Cost 



Amount. 



$12,610 00 



1,320 46 
1,005 16 

3,938 64 
1,083 75 

1,089 00 
363 

120 00 

393 41 
328 1 

508 20 



$25,589 25 



42 



Statement — C ontinued. 



Amount of Central Railroad fund in hands of the governor 
unaccounted for, Dec. 1, 1858, as shown in last auditor's 
report 

Amount of warrants issued on the order of the governor, from 
Dec. 1, 1858, to Nov. 30, 1860, for the purchase of state 
indebtedness 

Amount of state indebtedness purchased, canceled and de- 
posited in the auditor's office 

Amount remaining in the hands of Gov. William H. Bissell 
unaccounted for 



$1,497 48 
24,584 09 



$26,081 5T 
25,589 25 



$492 3o 



43 

No. 10. 

^^_^^™^^^^T showing the numbm^s and amount of Interest bonds of 
185T redeemed in the city of New To,% under the Governor's pro- 
clamation of January 10, 1860, paid for icith the State Debt Fund, 
canceled and deposited in the Auditor^s Office. 



lumbers 13, U, 15, 16, 22, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40. 56 57 
68, 59, 60, 61, 62, G3, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76* 
77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93 94 95' 
96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110 111' 
112, 113—73 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to E. VV. Clarke, Dod"-e k Co' 
Amount of principal, $73,000; amount of interest accrued, $730 ° . 

Numbers 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231 232 ''33 234 
235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 256, 257, 291, 292, 827, 839! 84o' 84l' 
930, 931, 932, 933, 934, 935, 936, 937, 938, 939, 940, 941, 942, 943' 944* 
945,^946, 947, 948, 949, 1391, 1392, 1393—51 bonds, of $1000 each, issued 
to Victor Barsalon. Amount of principal, $51,000; amount of interest ac- 
crued, $510 

Numbers 255, 1204 — 2 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to"f)r.' JohnDoane". 
Amount of principal, $2,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Numbers 253, 254, 1203—3 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to J. & J. Lockie. 
Amount of principal, $3,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $30 

Numbers 258, 259, 260, 261, 262—5 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to Howell 
L. Williams. Amount of principal, $5,000; amount of interest accrued. 



umbers 1119, 1120, 1121, 1122, 1125—5 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to 
J. McEoberts. Amount of principal, $5,000 ; amount of interest accrued, 



Numbers 731, 732, 733, 735, 749, 753, 754, 755, 756, 980, 985, 996 
1100 — 13 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to Mariners' Savings Institution. 
Amount of principal, $13,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $130 

Numbers 810, 1547—2 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to J. W. Hubbard & Co, 
Amount of principal, $2,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Numbers 811, 812, 813—3 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to J. K. F. Mansfield. 
Amount of principal, $3,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $30 

Number 816—1 bond, of $1000, issued to Oelrichs & Co., trustees. Amount 
of principal, $1,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 890, 891, 892, 893, 894—5 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to Marga- 
ret Norris. Amount of principal, $5,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $50 

Numbers 856, 965—2 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to Jas. M. Coale. Amount 
of principal, $2,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Numbers 905, 906, 907, 908, 909—5 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to Wm. 
Whitwright. Amount of principal, $5,000 ; amount of interest accrued, 
$50 



Numbers 978, 979, 1040—3 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to James Welles, 
Amount of principal, $3,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $30 

Numbers 1094, 1095 — 2 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to Geo. Newbould, jr. 
Amount of principal, $2,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Numbers 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105 — 4 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to Ira Smith. 
Amount of principal, $4,000; amount of interest accrued, $40 

Number 1157 — 1 bond, of $1000, issued to William Barringer. Amount of 
principal, $1,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 1169, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1173—5 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to 
John Warren & Son. Amount of principal, $5,000 ; amount of interest 
accrued, $50 

Numbers 1179, 1180 — 2 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to Harvey Sanford. 
Amount of principal, $2,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Numbers 1182, 1183, 1184, 1185 — 4 bonds, of $10C0 each, issued to Sebas- 
tian Jacklard. Amount of principal, $4,000 ; amount of interest accrued, 
$40 



Numbers 1190, 1191, 1192—3 bonds, of $1,000 each, issued to Robert Stone, j 
Amount of principal, $3,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $30 



^73,730 00 



51,510 00 
2,020 00 
3,030 00 

5,050 00 

5,050 00 

13,130 00 
2,020 00 
3,030 00 
1,010 00 
5,050 00 
2,020 00 

5,050 00 
3,030 00 
2,020 00 
4,040 00 
1,010 00 

5,050 00 
2,020 00 

4,040 00 
3,030 00 



4:4: 



Statemerit — Continued. 



Number 1210—1 bond of $1000, issued to Walter Edwards. Amount of 
principal, $1,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 1215, 1216, 1217, 1218, 1219, 1220, 1221—7 bonds, of $1000 
each, issued to Elisha Riggs. Amount of principal, $7,000 ; amount of in- 
terest accrued, $70 

Numbers 1235, 1236, 1239, 1240, 1241, 1242, 1243, 1244, 1245—9 bonds, 
of SIOOO each, issued to J. Richardson. Amount of principal, $9,000 ; 
amount of interest accrued, $90 

Numbers 1256, 1257, 1507 — 3 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to Betsy Amelia 
Hart. Amount of principal, $3,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $30 

Numbers 1259, 1260—2 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to J. X. McLanahan. 
Amount of principal, $2,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Numbers 1268, 1550 — 2 bond?, of $1000 each, issued to S. C. Abel. Amount 
^ of principal, $2,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Number 1365 — 1 bend, of $1000, issued to Geo. Buckley. Amount of prin- 
cipal, $1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 1366, 1367 — 2 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to Seabury Brewster. 
Amount of principal, $2,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Numbers 1356, 1357, 1508 — 3 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to Isaac Merritt, 
trustee. Amount of principal, $3,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $30. . . 

Numbers 1394, 1395, 1396, 1397, 1398, 1399, 1400, 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 
1405, 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1410, 1411, 1412, 1413, 1414, 1544—22 
bonds, of $1000 each, issued to Sir Benjamin Heywood. Amount of princi- 
pal, $22,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $220 

Number 1509 — 1 bond, of $1000, issued to W. H. W. Cushman. Amount of 
principal, $1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 1645, 1646—2 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to Ira Davenport. 
Amount of principal, $2,000; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Numbers 1510, 1511, 1512—3 bonds, 2 of $1000 each, and 1 of $1630, issued 
to Johanes L. Guidwell. Amount of principal, $3,680 ; amount of interest 
accrued, $36 30 

Numbers 1515, 1516, 1517, 1518, 1519, 1520, 1521, 1522, 1523, 1524—10 
bonds, of $1000 each, issued to United States Trust Company, in trust. 
Amount of principal, $10,000 ; amount of interest, $100 

Numbers 1533, 1534, 1535 — 3 bonds, of $1000 each, issued to David Stewart. 
Amount of principal, $3,000; amount of interest accrued, $30 

Numbers 1553, 1554, 1555, 1556 — 4 bonds, 3 of $1000 each, and 1 of $1082, 
issued to Nehemiah Tunis. Amount of principal, $4,082 ; amount of inter- 
est accrued, $40 82 

Number 1561 — one bond of $1000, issued to G. T. Cobb. Amount of principal, 
$1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Number 1567 — one bond of $1380, issued to Thomas Aspenwald. Amount of 
principal, $1380 ; amount of interest, $13 80 

Number 1644 — one bond of $1089, issued to Henry A. Roland. Amount of 
principal, $1089 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 89. ... 

Number 677 — one bond of $1000, issued to James N. Dickson. Amount of 
principal, $1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 950, 951, 952, 953, 954— five bonds of $1000 each, issued to Henry 
Leger. Amount of principal, $5000 ; amount of interest accrued, $50. . . . 

Number 1117 — one bond of $1000, issued to Daniel Hall. Amount of principal, 
$1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Number 1198 — one bond of $1000, issued to Caroline M. Stanard. Amount 
of principal, $1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Number 1209, 1208— two bonds of $1000 each, issued to Ann P. Newbould. 
Amount of principal, $2000 ; amount of interest, $20 

Number 1291 — one bond of $1000, issued to Mary Chew. Amount of princi- 
pal, $1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 1525, 1526, 1527, 1528, 1529, 1530, 1531, 1532 — eight bonds, issued 
to Daniel Rogers, seven of $1000 each, one of $1349. Amount of principal, 
$8349 ; amount of interest accrued, $83 49 

Numbers 224, 225 — two bonds of $1000 each, issued to Orient Insurance Com- 
pany. Amount of principal, $2000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 



45 



Statement — Continued. 



Numbers 912, 913 — two bonds of $1000 each, issued to George W. Riggs, jr. 
Amount of principal, $2000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Numbers 1199, 1233 — two bonds of $1000 each, issued to Walter A. Jones. 
Amount of principal, $2000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Numbers 1297, 1298, 1299, 1300, 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, 1305, 1306, 1307, 
1308, 1309, 1310, 1311, 1312— sixteen bonds, issued to A. Champion. Amount 
of principal, $16,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $160 

Number 1481 — one bond of $1000, issued to James Adsit. Amount of princi- 
pal, $1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 606, 607 — two bonds, of $1000 each, issued to the auditor of public 
accounts of Illinois in trust. Amount of principal, $2000 ; amount of inte- 
rest accrued, $20 

Numbers 1316, 1317 — two bonds, of $1000 each, issued to Thomas Dent. 
Amount of principal, $2000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Number 1548 — one bond of $1000, issued to Daniel B. Whitlock, trustee. 
Amount of principal, $1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Number 1560 — one bond of $1815, issued to John E. Tunis, guardian. Amount 

" of principal, $1815. Amount of interest accrued, $18 15 

Numbers 1513, 1514, 1629 — three bonds, of $1000 each, issued to Latham 
Cornell. Amount of principal, $3000; amount of interest accrued, $30. . . . 

Number 1612 — one bond of $1089, issued to Thomas Welles. Amount of 
principal, $1089 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 89 

Numbers 1277, 1566 — two bonds, of $1000 each. Amount of principal, $2000 ; 
amount of interest accrued, $20 

Number 916 — one bond of $1000, issued to Marcus Spring. Amount of prin- 
cipal $1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 895, 896, 897, 898, 1266, 1267, 1228, seven bonds of $1000 each, 
issued to Dr. Albert Smith. Amount of principal, $7000; amount of inte- 
rest accrued, $70 

Numbers 1261, 1262, 1263, 1264, 1265— five bonds, of $1000 each, issued to 
Jesse Hare. Amount of principal, $5000 ; amount of interest accrued, $50 

Numbers 1500, 1501, 1502, 1503, 1504, 1505, 1506, 1616— eight bonds, of 
$1000 each, issued to John Jockmus. Amount of principal, $8000 ; amount 
of interest accrued, $80 

Number 1162 — one bond of $1000, issued to Nancy S. Bacon. Amount of 
principal, $1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 1325, 1326, 1327, 1328, 1329, 1330— six bonds, of $1000 each, issued 
to Wm. Hounsell & Co. Amount of principal, $6000 ; amount of interest 
accrued, $60 

Numbers 621, 622, 623, 624 — four bonds, of $1000 each, issued to H. 0. 
Schoolfield. Amount of principal, $4000 ; amount of interest accrued, $40 

Numbers 914, 915— two bonds, of $1000 each, issued to Geo. W. Riggs, jr. 
Amount of principal $2000, amount of interest accrued, $20 

Number 1124— one bond of $1124, issued to J. McRoberts. Amount of prin- 
cipal, $1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Number 1126— one bond of $1000, issued to W. W. Corcoran, in trust. 
Amount of principal, 1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 1631, 1632, 1633, 1634, 1635— four bonds, of $1000 each, and one 
of $1677, issued to Samuel Abbot. Amount of principal, $5677 ; amount 

of interest accrued, $56 77 

Number 252— one bond of $1000, issued to Lyman Allen. Amount of princi- 
pal, ISIOOO ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 293 294 295 296 297, 298,299, 300, 301,302, 303,304,305, 306, 
307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 
323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 630, 631, 632, 633, 634, 635, 636, 
637, 638, 639, 640, 641, 642, 643, 644, 645, 647, 648, 649, 650, 651, 652, 653, 
654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663, 664, 646— seventy-four (74) 
bonds, of $1000 each, issued to N. M. Rothschilds & Son. Amount of prin 

pal, $74,000. Amount of interest accrued, $740 

Number 1417— one bond of $1000, issued to Benjamin Ogle Taylor. Amount 

of principal, $1000 ; amount of intere.-^t accrued, $10 

Numbers 665, 666, 667, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674— ten bonds, of $1000! 



$2,020 00 
2,020 00 

16,160 00 
1,010 00 

2,020 00 

2,020 00 

1,010 00 

1,833 15 

3,030 00 

1,099 89 

2,020 00 

1,010 00 

7,070 00 
5,050 00 

8,080 00 
1,010 00 

6,060 00 
4,040 00 
2,020 00 
1,010 00 
1,010 00 

5,733 77 
1,010 00 



74,740 00 
1,010 00 



46 
Statement — Continued . 



each, issued to A. Belwout. Amount of principal, $10,000; amount of in- 
terest accrued, SlOO 

Numbers 902, 903, 904 — 3 bonds of $1000 each, issued to Wra. Ross. Amount 
of principal, 83000 ; amount of interest accrued, §30 

Numbers 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 2*70, 271, 272—8 bonds of $1000 each, is- 
sued to Wm. Van Sittart. Amount of principal, $8000 ; amount of interest 
accrued, $80 

Numbers 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280—8 bonds of $1000 each, issued 
to Wm. Chas. Humphreys. Amount of principal $8000 ; amount of interest 
accrued, $80 

Numbers 1484, 1485, 1488, 1489, 1490, 1491, 1492, 1493, 1494, 1495, 1496, 
1497, 1498, 1499—14 bonds; thirteen of $1000 each, and one of $1,592 64, 
issued to L. R. Lyon. Amount of principal $14,592 64 ; amount of interest 
accrued, $145 93". 

Numbers 1358, 1359, 1360, 1361, 1362, 1363, 1364—7 bonds of $1000 each, 
issued to Wm. H. Odgen. Amount of principal $7000 ; amount of interest 
accrued, $70 .' 

Numbers 1617, 1618, 1619—3 bonds; two of $1000 each, and one of $1,630; 
issued to Markus Durkheim. Amount of principal, $3,630; amount of in- 
terest accrued, $36 30 

Numbers 899, 900, 901—3 bonds of $1000 each, issued to John F. May. Am't 
of principal $3000 ; amount of interest accrued, $30 

Numbers 1049, 1106—2 bonds of $1000 each, issued to Thomas F. Cotterill. 
Amount of principal, $2000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Numbers 215, 216 — 2 bonds of $1000 each, issued to Mary A. Laurence. 
Amount of principal, $2000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Number 1156 — 1 bond of $1000, issued to EUza A. Brown. Amount of prin- 
cipal, $1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287—7 bonds of $1000 each, issued to 
Capt. George Crooks. Amount of principal, $7000 ; amount of interest ac- 
crued, $70 

Numbers 264, 265, 266, 267, 268—5 bonds of $1000 each, issued to Auditor 
State of Ohio, intrust. Amount of principal, $5000; amount of interest ac- 
crued, $50 

Numbers 1246, 1247, 1248, 1249, 1250, 1251, 1252, 1253, 1254, 1255—10 bonds 
of $1000, issued to Mathew L. Bujac. Amount of principal, $10,000 ; amount 
of interest accrued, ^'100 

Number 1563 — 1 bond o $1000, issued to Robert Leslie. Amount of princi- 
pal, $1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numliers 1269, 1270, 1271—3 bonds of $1000 each, issued to Maria Acker- 
man. Amount of principal, $3000; amount of interest accrued, $30 

Numbers 1486, 1487,-2 bonds of $1000 each, issued to L. R. Lyon. Amount 
of principal, $2000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Numbers 910, 911 — 2 bonds of $1000 each, issued to Chas. Fotherby. Amount 
of principal, $2000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Number 1562 — 1 bond of $1000, issued to F. T. Feet. Amount of principal, 
$1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 1331, ] 332, 1333—3 bonds of $1000, issued to Henry L. Clark. Am't 
of principal, $3000 ; amount of interest accrued, $30 

Numbers 961, 962, 963, 964—4 bonds of $1000, issued to Francis W. Edwards. 
Amount of principal, $4000 ; amount of interest accrued, $40 

Number 1293 — 1 bond of $1000, issued to M. L. Smith. Amount of principal, 
$1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Number 1543 — 1 bond of $1000, issued to Samuel W. Moore. Amount of 

princi[)al, $1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Number 1177 — 1 bond of $1000, issued to Thos. Portews. Amount of princi- 
pal, $1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Number 1416 — 1 bond of $1274, issued to Alsop & Chauncy, in trust. Amount 

of principal, $1274 ; amount of interest accrued, $12 74 

Numbers 1323, 1324—2 bonds of $1000 each, issued to William L. Atwater, 
Amount of principal, $2000; amount of interest accrued, $20 



47 

Statement — C ontinued . 



Number 1111 — 1 bond of $1000, issued to Geo. K. Sistare. Amount of prin- 
cipal, $1000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 1354, 1355 — 2 bonds, of $1,000 each, issued to Henry Gardner. 
Amount of principal, $2,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $20 

Number 814 — 1 bond, of $1,000, issued to Thos. Moreau. Amount of princi- 
pal, dl,000 , amount of interest accrued, $10 

Number 1186 — 1 bond, of $1000, issued to Mrs. Sarah S. Piersons, Amount 
of principal, $1,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Number 1118 — 1 iDond, of $1,000, issued to Middletown Bank, Connecticut. 
Amount of principal, $1,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Number 1114 — 1 bond, of $1,000, issued to Jabez S. Foster. Amount of 
principal, $1,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Number 1205 — 1 bond, of $1,000, issued to Mary Harris. Amount of princi- 
pal, $1,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 966, 967, 968, 969, 970, 971, 972, 974—8 bonds, of $1,000 each, 
issued to Henry Valentine Jerningham, (Baron Stafford.) Amount of prin- 
cipal, $8,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $80 

Numbers 823, 824, 825, 826, 888—*: bonds, of $1,000 each, issued to Ports- 
mouth Savings Bank. Amount of principal, $5,000; amount of interest 
accrued, $50 

Number 1623 — 1 bond, of $1,000, issued to Edward Pearsall. Amount of 
principal, $1,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Number 1611 — 1 bond, of $1,089, issued to Thomas Watson. Amount of 
principal, $1,089 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 89 

Numbers 1200, 1201, 1202—3 b-^nds, of $1,000 each, issued to Wm. H. How- 
land. Amount of principal, $3,000; amount of interest accrued, $30 

Numbers 1536, 1537, 1538, 1539, 1540, 1541—6 bonds, of $1,000 each, issued 
to Sir John C. Lubbock, etc., etc. Amount of principal, $6,000; amount of 
interest accrued, $60 

Numbers 1286, 1287, 1288, 1289, 1290—5 bonds, of $1,000 each, issued to 
Jubal Terball. Amount of principal, $5,000 ; amount of interest accrued. 



Mumber 815 — 1 bond, of $1,000, issued to Marie C. Lueder. Amount of prin 
cipal, $1,000 ; amount of interest accrued, $10 

Numbers 263, 264, 290—3 bonds, of $1,000 each, issued to James William 
Freshfield. Amount of principal, $3,000; amount of interest accrued, $30. 

Number 997—1 bond, of ^1,000, issued to M. H. Godfroin. Amount of prin 
cipal, $1,000 ; amount of interest accrued, 10 



1,010 00 
2,020 00 
1,010 00 
1,010 00 
1,010 00 
1,010 00 
1.010 00 

8,080 00 

5,050 00 
1,010 00 
1,099 89 
3,030 00 

6,060 00 

5,050 00 
1,010 00 
3,030 00 
1,010 00 



Total I $600,643 61 



48 



No 11. 



STATEMENT showing the niwiber and amount of Interest Bonds of 
1857 redeemed in the city of New York, under the (■ overnor''s procla- 
mation of August 10, 1S60, paid for with the Central Railroad Fiind^ 
canceled a <d deposited in the Auditor'' s office. 



Numbers 1427, 1551, 1668, 1669, 1670, 1671, 1672, 1673, 1674, 16^/5, 1676, 
1677, 1678, 1679, 1680, 1681, 1682, 1683, 1684, 1685, 1686, 1687, 1688, 1689, 
1690, 1691, 1692, 1693, 1694, 1695, 1696, 1697, 1698, 1699, 1700, 1701, 1702, 
170P, 1704, 1705, 1706, 1707, 1708, 1709, 1710, 1711, l7ll^ 1713, 1714, 1715, 
1716, 1717, 1718, 1719, 1720, 1721, 1722, 1723, 1721, j 725, 1726, 1727, 1728, 
1729, 1730, 1731, 1732, 1733, 1731, 1735, 1736, 1737, 1738, 1739, 1740, 1741, 
1742, 1743, 1714, 1745, 1746, 1747,1748, 1749, 1750—85 bonds, of $1000 
each, issued to Allsop and Chauncy, in trust for James King's Sons, attorneys. 

Amount of principal §85,000 ; amount of interest accrued $1,062 50 

Numbers 1647, 1648, 1649, 1650, 1651, 1652, 1653, 1654, 1655, 1656, 1657, 
1658—11 bonds of $1000 each, and 1 of $14 26. Amount of principal $1216 ; 
amount of interest accrued $155 32 



Amount of bonds redeemed 

Amount paid for transporting coin to New York, advertising proclamation, and 
transporting canceled bonds to Springfield 



Total. 



$86,062 50 



12,581 32 



$98,643 82 
303 65 



$98,947 47 



No. 12. 



STATEMENT of State IndeUedness purchased by the Governor witJt 
funds received from the sale of State Lands, canceled and deposited i7i 
the Auditor"^ s office. 




1859, Jan. 12. 



From B. F. Carver, internal improvement scrip, No. 5180 B, 5397 
B, 5669 B, $15 94 each, amounting to $47 82— cost 

Amount of state land fund due the governor on account of former 
purchases, as shown by last auditor's report, Dec. 1, 1858 

Amount of warrants issued by order of the governor, from Dec. 1, 
1858, to Nov. 30, 1860 ' 

Amount of state indebtedness purchased 

Amount due the governor, Wm. H. Bissell 



Amou 


nt. 


$47 


82 


$1 
47 


52 
82 


$49 34 

47J2 



$1 52 



40 

No. 13. 



STATEMENT qf^ honds jpresented for dividend at the office of the 
Auditor of Euolic Accounts, 07i the first day of January, 1859, the 
princijMl of which was ^yaid in full from, the ireoceeds of the tico \nill 
tax for the extinguishment of the public debt. 



Kind of bonds, numbers, amounts, and by whom presented. 



New internal improvement bonds presented by Ira Davenport, No's. 445, 446, 
448, 449, 1699, 3320, 3324, 5778, 5779, 1116, 1782, 1783, 1784, 1786, 2887, 2888, 
2889, 2890, for $245 31 each; No's. 659, 660, 3466, 3467, 3468, 3469, 3470, 3471, 
3472, 3473, 5247, 5453, 5454, for $331 50 each ; No's. 5608, 5609, 5610, 5611, 
5612,5613, for $159 45 each ; No. 180 for $510 

New internal improvement bonds presented by Donald Mclntyre, No's. 5213 
5214, 5215, 5216, for $63 13 each 

New internal improvement bonds presented byN. B. Kidder, No's. 585, 586, for 
§159 12 each 

New internal improvement bonds presented by John Brvland, jr., executor and 
trustee, No.'s 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 444, for $41 66 each 

New internal improvement bonds presented by the Auditor of public accounts 
of the State of lUinois, in trust for the bank of Galena, No's. 4734, 3015, 3014, 
2584, 2583, 2582, 2581, 2580, 1801, 2579, 682, 695, 156, S45, 846, 847, 848, 1787, 
1788, 1789, 1790, 5527, 5528, 5529, for $97 13 each; No. 2129 for $100 32.., 

New internal improvement bonds presented by B. F. Mendenhall, No's. 71, 72, 
for $244 80 each : 

New internal improvement interest bonds presented by Jacob True, No. 4982, for 
$145 70, No. 2149, for $686 17 

New internal improvement bonds presented by S. A. Smith, No's, 2253, 2254, 
for $97 13 each 

Internal improvement bond presented by Wm. H. Foster, No. 24 

Internal improvement bond presented by S. B. Chittenden, No. 3132 

New internal improvement bond presented by David Rankin, No. 4337 

New internal improvement bonds presented by Wm. Reynolds, No's. 953, 2635, 
2636, for $117 74 each ' _. 

New internal improvement bonds presented by Wm. G. Hewes, in trust for Fan- 
ny G. Hewes, No's. 35, 36, 89, 100, 247, 248, 509, 510, 823, 824, for $305 50 each. 

New internal improvement bonds presented by Wm. G. Hewes, in trust for Car- 
oline G. Hewes, No's. 809,,810, 811, 812, for |305 50 each 

New internal improvement bonds presented by Wm. G. Hewes, in trust for 
Charlotte M. Tacon, No's. 1747, 3093, for $305 50 each 

New internal improvement bonds presented bv Wm. G. Hewes, in trust for Car- 
oline Tacon, No's. 468, 469, 470, 578, 771, 1150,' for $305 50 each 

New internal improvement bonds presented by Franklin Ripley, President of 
the Greenfield bank. No's 1879, 1880, 3091, for $312 each 

New internal improvement bonds presented by J. W. Hubbard & Co., No's. 146, 
927, 946, 3223, for $159 12 each 

New internal improvement interest bonds presented by George C. Davis, No, 
2395 for $549 85, No. 5499 for $683 13 ^ 

New internal improvement bond presented by Philo Hillyer, No. 738 

New \nternal improvement interest bond presented by S. B. Flint 

New internal improvement bond presented by Maria Flint 

New internal improvement bonds presented by Tracy Reeve, No. 2248 for $88 42, 
No. 5768 for $127 12 

New internal improvement interest bond presented by Martin Hopps, No. 993. . 

New internal improvement bond presented by Bezer Benton, No. 2247 

New internal improvement bond presented by George Hood, No. 4315 



$10,682 40 
252 52 
318 24 
249 96 

2,431 44 

489 60 

831 88 

194 26 

244 80 

76 53 

93 17 

353 22 
3,055 00 
1,222 GO 

611 00 
1,833 00 

936 00 

636 48 

1,232 98 

159 12 

500 00 

49 65 

215 54 

500 00 

76 53 

154 25 



Law Yol.— 8 



50 
Statement — Continued. 



Kind of bonds, numbers, amounts, and by whom presented. 



New internal improvement bond presented by J. H. Maghee, No. 2236 

New internal improvement bonds presented by J. C. Abbott, No's. 4737, 4738, 

4739, 4740, 4898, for $41 66 each 

New internal improvement interest bond presented by "Wm. Burtch, No. 939. . 



$135 99 

208 30 
285 30 



128,029 16 



Note. — The total amount of indebtedness presented for dividend, on the first day of 
January, 1859, was $31,551 05; of which amount, the sum of ^28,029 16, was composed 
of bonds, and the sum of $3,521 89, was composed of internal improvement scrip, the 
pr ncipal of the whole amount presented, being paid in full. On the first day of Janua- 
ry 1860, no indebtedness was presented for dividend. 



51 



1^0, U. 



STATEMENT shotving the amount of Interest on the School Fund, 
and the amount of School Tax Ftincl distrihutedy for the years 1858 
and 1859, to the several counties. 



County. 



Adams. ... 
Alexander . , 

Bond 

Boone 

Brown 

Bureau . . . . 
Calhoun . . . 

Carroll 

Cass 

Champaign . 
Christian. . . 

Clark 

Clay 

Clinton .... 

Coles 

Cook 

Crawford. . . 
Cumberland 

DeKalb 

DeWitt 

Douglas .... 
Dupage .... 

Edgar 

Edwards . . . 
Effingham . . 
Fayette .... 

Ford 

Franklin . . . 

Fulton 

Gallatin .... 

Greene 

Grundy .... 
Hamilton. . . 
Hancock . . . 

Hardin 

Henderson . 

Henry 

Iroquois. . . . 
Jackson. . . . 

Jasper 

Jefferson . . . 

Jersey 

JoDaviess . . 
Johnson . . . 

Kane 

Kankakee . . 
Kendall .... 

Knox 

Lake 

LaSalle .... 



Orders for 1858. 



Interest. 



$1,36'7 68 
111 
322 14 
434: 70 
351 40 
750 00 
145 12 
310 01 
359 42 

256 42 

257 08 
607 31 
308 25 
273 85 
644 88 

3,244 00 
447 12 
275 31 
508 65 
364 05 



500 86 
576 58 
199 01 
274 65 
419 77 



322 80 
1,189 03 
272 81 
545 85 
267 16 
329 72 
899 16 
176 66 
282 96 
356 26 
279 87 
332 80 

314 87 
465 87 
340 89 
912 03 

315 60 
1,001 72 

420 65 
388 75 
894 02 
687 00 
1,327 61 



Tax. 



$16,881 53 
2,078 90 
4,786 35 
5,475 47 
4,706 04 
11,085 64 
2,531 22 
4,970 19 
5,150 93 
6,940 45 
5,623 10 
8,121 86 
5,050 54 
4,811 06 
10,353 16 
35,694 15 
6,246 34 
4,209 88 
7,783 92 
5,310 80 



Total. 



6,336 17 
8,365 04 
2,954 52 

4,805 59 
7,243 85 



^8,249 21 
2,190 50 
5,108 49 
5,910 17 
5,057 44 
11,835 64 
2,676 34 
5,280 20 
5,510 35 
7,196 87 
5,880 18 
8,729 17 
5,358 79 
5,081 91 
10,998 04 
38,938 15 
6,693 46 
4,485 19 
8,292 57 
5,674 85 



6,837 03 
8,941 62 
3,153 53 
5,080 24 
7,663 62 



4,987 54 

15,376 68 
4,079 48 
7,691 79 
4,494 07 
5,094 16 

12,110 821 
2,486 22 
4,443 14' 
7,108 23 
7,716 04 
5,792 52 
5,282 72 
7,042 87 
4,909 94 

11,509 07 
4,537 18 

12,070 24 
7,146 11 
5,190 87 

11,826 46 
8,754 65 

17,928 80 



5,310 

16,565 
4,352 
8,237 
4,761 
5,423 88 

13,009 98 
2,662 88 
4,726 10 
7,464 49 
7,995 91 
6,125 32 
5,597 59 
7,508 74 
5,250 83 

12,421 10 
4,852 78 

13,071 ^^6 
7,566 76 
5,579 62 

12,720 48 
9,441 65 

19,256 41 



Orders for 1859. 



Interest. 


Tax. 


Total. 


$1,368 


33 


$15,698 


44 


$17,066 77 


111 


65 


1,933 


23 


2,044 88 


322 


30 


4,450 


93 


4,773 23 


434 


91 


5,091 


77 


5,526 68 


351 


57 


4,376 


25 


4,727 82 


750 36 


10,308 


75 


11,059 11 


145 


19 


2,353 


86 


2,499 05 


310 


17 


4,621 


89 


4,932 06 


359 


59 


4,789 


97 


5,149 56 


256 


55 


6,454 


06 


6,710 61 


257 


21 


5,229 


04 


5,486 25 


607 


60 


7,552 


66 


8,160 26 


308 


40 


4,696 


61 


5,005 01 


273 


98 


4,473 


91 


4,747 89 


474 


33 


6,412 


91 


6,887 24 


3,245 


55 


33,192 


58 


36,438 13 


447 


34 


5,808 


60 


6,255 94 


275 


45 


3,914 


86 


4,190 31 


508 


90 


7,238 


43 


7,747 33 


364 


22 


4,9.38 


72 


5,302 94 


170 86 


3,214 71 


3,385 57 


501 


10 


5,892 


03 


6,393 13 


576 


86 


7,778 


91 


8,355 77 


199 


10 


2,747 


50 


2,946 60 


274 


79 


4,468 


82 


4,743 61 


419 


98 


6,736 


19 


7,156 17 


35 


90 


2,298 


54 


2,334 44 


322 


96 


4,638 


03 


4,960 99 


1,189 


60 


14,299 


07 


15,488 67 


272 


95 


3,793 


59 


4,066 54 


546 


11 


7,152 


74 


7,698 85 


267 


29 


4,179 


13 


4,446 42 


329 


88 


4,737 


18 


5,067 06 


899 


59 


11,268 


08 


12,167 67 


176 


75 


2,312 


00 


2,488 75 


283 


10 


4,131 


76 


4,414 86 


356 


43 


6,610 


10 


6,966 53 


280 


01 


7,175 


30 


7,455 31 


3.32 


97 


5,386 


59 


5,719 56 


315 


02 


4,912 


51 


5,227 53 


466 


09 


6,549 


31 


7,015 40 


341 


06 


4,565 


87 


4,906 93 


912 


47 


10,702 


49 


11,614 96 


315 


75 


4,219 


22 


4,534 97 


1,002 


20 


11,224 


33 


12,226 53 


420 


86 


6,645 


32 


7,066 18 


388 


94 


4,827 


10 


5,216 04 


894 


45 


10,997 


63 


11,892 08 


687 


33 


8,141 


11 


8,828 44 


1,328 


24 


16,672 


33 


18,000 57 



52 
Statement — Continued. 



County. 



Lawrence . . 

Lee 

Livingston . 

Logan 

Macon 

Macoupin . . 

Mac'ison 

Manor 

Marshall . . . 

Maaon , 

Massac 

McDonough , 
McHenry. . . 
McLean. ... 
Menard .... 

Mercer , 

Monroe .... 
Montgomery . 
Morgan .... 
Moultrie ... 

Ogle 

Peoria , 

Perry 

Piatt 

Pike 

Pope 

Pulaski 

Putnam .... 
Randolph . . 
Richland . . . 
Rock Island 

Saline 

Sangamon . . 
Schuyler . , . 

Scott" 

Shelby 

Stark 

St. Clair... 
Stephenson . 
Tazewell . . . 

Union 

Vermilion . . 

Wabash 

Warren .... 
Washington 
Wayne .... 

White 

Whiteside . . 

Will 

Williamson. 
Winnebago. 
Woodford . . 



Orders for 1858. 



Interest. 



$.3.38 
409 
182 
338 
190 
'750 
831 
4-2o 
378 
320 
245 
528 
779 
775 
330 
405 
414 
380 
698 
193 
642 

1,160 
305 
125 

1,001 
288 
111 
205 
491 
311 
583 
308 
997 
479 
312 
497 
262 

1,076 
612 
692 
444 
663 
267 
507 
437 
458 
455 
470 
907 
424 
768 
339 



Tax. 



$4,883 66 
7,219 49 
6,308 35 
6,005 18 
4,393 68 

11,081 59 

1^ 594 52 
ij,660 SI 
5,367 50 
5,576 49 
3,447 5i> 
4,657 67 

10,295 39 

12,605 61 
4,586 12 
6,341 71 
5,693 28 
6,789 08 
9,244 80 
3,337 25 
9,560 95 

13,953 53 
4,921 13 
3,172 30 

13,198 48 
4,388 03 
1,900 56 
2,727 13 
7,305 49 
4,608 08 
7,572 06 
4,663 62 

13,485 44 
6,515 51 
4,126 05 
8,238 37 
3,812 49 

13,350 37 
8,433 34 
9,459 61 
6,054 82 

12,976 56 
3,550 89 
7,298 68 
6,691 83 
7,617 51 
6,614 38 
7,628 63 

12,544 41 
6,012 85 
9,818 37 
5,612 96 



Total. 



$5,221 83 
7,629 41 
6,491 11 
6,343 50 
4,584 01 
11,832 55 
1",451 T 
7,J85 o" 

5.745 66 
5,897 02 
3,693 50 
8,186 24 

11,074 95 

13,381 42 

4,916 87 

6.746 93 
6,107 91 
7,170 04 
9,943 12 
3,530 96 

10,203 11 

15,114 41 
5,226 88 
3,298 09 

14,200 12 
4,676 28 
2,011 57 
2,932 39 
7,797 16 
4,919 56 
8,155 92 
4,972 60 

14,48d 33 
6,994 61 
4,438 05 
8,735 41 
4,075 09 

14,427 29 
9,046 31 

10,151 75 
6,499 07 

13,640 47 
3,818 49 
7,806 60 
7,129 61 
8,075 95 
7,069 81 
8,098 76 

13,452 25 
6,437 18 

10,587 04 
5,952 38 



Total ' 51,192 201742,000 00:793,192 20 



Orders for 1859. 



Interest. 



8338 33 
410 12 

182 85 

338 48 
190 48 
751 32 
857 GO 

4.-:;: 5f 

378 35 
320 68 
246 03 
528 83 
779 93 
776 18 
S30 91 
405 41 
414 83 
381 14 
698 66 
193 81 
642 46 

1,161 43 
305 90 
125 85 

1,002 12 
288 39 
111 07 
205 36 
491 91 

311 64 
584 14 
309 14 
998 37 
479 33 

312 15 
497 28 
262 73 

1,077 44 
613 26 
692 48 
444 47 
628 33 
267 73 
508 16 
437 99 
458 66 
455 65 
470 36 
908 27 
424 54 
769 04 

339 59 



Tax. 



$4,541 43 
6,713 56 
5,866 27 
5,584 36 
4,085 78 

10,305 00 

' >, S" "-^ 
6,193 57 
4,991 35 
5,185 69 
3,205 99 
7,121 03 
9,573 88 

11,722 19 
4,264 73 
5,897 30 
5,294 30 
6,313 31 
8,596 92 
3,103 40 
8,890 92 

12,975 64 
4,575 34 
2,950 00 

12,273 51 
4,080 53 

1.767 39 
2,536 05 
6,793 53 
4,285 16 
7,041 41 
4,336 81 

12,540 36 
6,058 90 
3,836 91 
7,661 04 
3,545 33 

12,414 74 
7y842 33 
8,796 68 
5,630 51 

9.768 61 
3,302 07 
6,787 17 
6,222 88 
7,083 69 
6,150 86 
7,094 01 

11,665 27 
5,591 46 
9,130 30 
5,219 61 



51,216 94 690,000 00 741,216 94 



Total 



879 76 

123 68 

,049 12 

922 84 

276 21 

,056 32 

"39 "% 

di9 i4 

369 70 

506 37 

452 02 

,649 86 

353 81 

,498 37 

595 64 
302 71 
709 13 
694 45 
295 58 
297 21 
533 38 
137 07 
881 24 
075 85 
275 63 
368 92 
878 46 
741 41 
285 44 

596 80 
635 55 
645 95 
538 73 
538 23 
149 06 
158 32 
808 06 
,492 18 
455 59 
489 16 
,074 98 
396 94 
569 80 
295 33 
660 87 
542 35 
606 51 
564 37 
573 54 
,016 00 
899 34 
559 20 



No. 15. 

TABULAR STATEMENT of the number and valm of domestic 
animals^ and average value jper head^' number and value of enume- 
rated articles^ and average value of each article j tfie value of mer- 
chandise^ banlcers'' p7V2)erty^ manufactured articles, moneys and credits, 
bonds, stocks, dhc, unenwnerated property; town lots and lands listed 
for taxation, in the several counties, for the year 1858, as returned 
to t.'.e Auditor'^ s Office, Illinois. 



County. 



Adams , 

City of Quincy 
Alexander ... 

Bond 

Boone 

Brown 

Bureau 

Calhoun 

Carroll 

Cass 

Champaign. . . 
Christian .... 

Clark 

Clay 

Clinton , 

Coles 

Cook 

Crawford .... 
Cumberland. . 

De Kalb 

De Witt 

Du Page 

Edgar 

Edwards 

Effingham . . . 

Fayette 

Franklin 

Fulton 

Gallatin 

Greene 

Grundy 

Hamilton .... 

Hancock 

Hardin 

Henderson . . . 

Henry 

Iroquois 

Jackson 

Jasper 

Jefferson .... 

Jersey 

Jo Daviess. . . 

Johnson 

Kane 

Kankakee .... 
Kendall 



Horses. 



No. 



Value. 



464 

637 

4089 

4143 

3452 

11,225 
1285 
3960 
3669 
5064 
3711 
4725 
2633 
3523 
7597 
9232 
2393 
2283 
8025 
4075 
5659 
8049 
2020 
1725 
4372 
2033 

11,488 
2130 
6957 
3730 
2439 
9110 
824 
3284 
6442 
4406 
3228 
2225 
4257 
3627 
5594 
1649 
7630 
4676 
5744 



8482,938 

28,666 

31,313 
192,775 
136,608 
169,436 
421,513 

33,214 
171,611 
161,269 
197,533 
153,949 
210,460 
131,415 
168,404 
489,837 
511,757 
182,243 
110,849 
275,439 
174,818 
211,004 
414,587 
111,222 

83,332 
187,076 
124,898 
537,431 
100,770 
378,095 
189,030 
110,024 
447,039 

39,530 
168,890 
330,047 
231,524 
156,493 

95,661 
202,794 
177,179 
264,866 

80,064 
310,861 
171,532 
248,135 



Average 
value. 



|44 92 
61 78 
49 16 
47 14 
32 97 

46 18 
37 55 
64 75 
43 33 

43 95 

39 00 

41 48 

44 54 

49 91 

47 80 
64 48 
55 43 
76 15 

48 55 
34 32 

42 90 
37 29 
51 51 
55 06 

48 81 
42 79 
61 43 

46 78 

47 31 
54 35 

50 68 

45 11 

49 07 

47 97 

51 43 

51 23 

52 55 

48 48 

42 99 

47 63 

48 35 

43 77 
48 55 

40 74 
36 68 
43 20 



Neat Cattle. 



Number. 



28,405 

1625 

2874 
12,764 
13,001 

8753 
26,199 

5961 
11,222 
12,343 
15,085 

9208 
13,580 

8651 
14,552 
19,890 
37,763 

7695 

6121 
20,849 

9728 
18,767 
19,351 

5474 

6831 
14,502 

8197 
26,721 

7895 
16,120 
12,430 

7976 
27,693 

3144 
12,057 
13,620 
12,311 

9982 

6925 
15,979 

9020 
18,457 

5633 
25,795 
12,955 
14,142 



Value. 



Average 
viUue. 



8265,798 

11,360 

33,297 
136,259 
110,853 

90,841 
221,069 
135,501 

99,767 
121,931 
167,377 
106,976 
115,320 

97,308 
137,992 
286,163 
397,320 

73,595 

74,564 
167,487 

96,764 
168,340 
222,806 

57,512 

71,843 
153,812 

92,804 
241,165 

70,512 
163,781 
128,437 

89,821 
291,069 

34,296 
132,770 
165,621 
160,785 

90,209 

69,259 
139,568, 

92,350i 
192,667 j 

60,613: 
208,775' 
127,403! 
134,076' 



^ 9 36 
6 99 

11 58 

10 67 
8 52 

10 38 
8 44 

22 73 



9 
11 



09 



11 61 

8 49 

11 25 

9 48 
14 39 

10 52 
9 66 

12 18 

8 03 

9 94 

8 97 

11 51 
10 50 
10 52 

10 61 

11 32 

9 03 

8 93 
10 12 

10 33 

11 26 
10 51 

10 90 

11 01 

12 16 

13 06 

9 04 
10 00 

8 73 
10 24 
10 48 
10 76 

8 09 

9 83 
9 48 



54: 



Statement — Continued. 





Horses. 


Neat Cattle. 


County. 


No. 


Value. 


Average 
value. 

$41 14 

35 90 

37 15 
44 61 

40 44 
49 64 

59 93 

38 31 

46 04 

60 00 
49 15 

41 56 

36 92 

47 71 

52 58 

37 60 

48 32 

53 95 
48 07 

44 93 

30 30 

54 09 

54 16 
29 65 

46 70 

31 45 
65 40 
60 77 

45 55 

47 16 

55 36 
43 11 

48 76 

46 16 


No. 


Value. 


Average 
value. 


Knox 


13,210 
5549 

15,116 
3236 
6046 
4415 
5446 
3838 
8874 
7950 
3846 
5441 
2886 
1213 
7327 
7237 

11,304 
4595 
6185 
3566 
5370 
7027 
2997 
8641 
9312 
3796 
2461 
8950 
1710 
586 
2845 
6363 
2258 
4836 


$543,421 
199,186 
561,562 
144,370 
244,507 
219,149 
326,380 
147,027 
408,557 
477,000 
189,047 
226,155 
106,573 
57,872 
385,228 
272,096 
546,237 
247,923 
297,291 
160,235 
162,733 
380,130 
162,324 
256,199 
434,902 
119,388 
160,950 
543,945 
77,904 
27,635 
157,501 
274,327 
110,105 
223,258 


26,794 

21,414 

35,757 

7833 

13,853 

10,229 

13,484 

10,342 

24,357 

19,750 

12,556 

12,043 

7604 

4814 

19,108 

25,234 

29,522 

9845 

16,298 

9623 

13,691 

20,105 

7918 

23,192 

21,461 

8872 

5429 

24,623 

5632 

1641 

8798 

19,711 

7218 

15,592 


$284 ^1""^ 


$10 61 

8 77 


Lake 


187 

296 

71 

119 

129 

173 

89 

223 

296 

146 

105 

46 

53 

200 

239 

350 

117 

176 

82 

94 

273 

103 

163 

210 

89 

92 

290 

68 

20 

56 

146 

67 

156 


901 
993 
121 
150 
956 
709 
639 
240 
250 
736 
943 
190 
721 
513 
374 
134 
006 
854 
310 
643 
683 
395 
954 
117 
118 
668 
170 
882 
750 
047 
280 
644 
424 


La Salle 


8 31 


Lawrence 


9 08 


Lee 


8 60 


Livingston 


12 70 


Logan 


13 9.5 


Macon 


8 67 


Macoupin 


9 17 


Madison 


15 00 


Marion 


11 69 


Marshall 


8 79 


Mason 


6 07 


Massac 


11 16 


McDonougb 


10 49 


McHenrv 


9 48 




11 90 


Menard 


11 88 


Mercer 

Monroe 


10 85 
8 55 




6 91 


Morgan 


13 61 




13 06 


Ogle 


7 07 
9 79 


Perry 


10 01 


Piatt 


17 07 


Pike 


11 78 




12 22 


Pulaski 


12 64 




6 37 


Randolph 


7 42 




9 37 


Rock Island 


10 03 






Sangamon 


9137 
4857 
2302 
5637 
4292 


411,034 
242,949 
101,831 
251,043 
198,642 


44 98 
50 02 
44 23 
44 53 
46 28 


19,244 
14,730 
6020 
14,823 
10,597 


209 
139 

58 
154 

89 


601 
891 
824 
743 
395 


10 88 




9 43 


Scott 


9 77 


Shelby 


10 44 


Stark 


8 43 






Stephenson 


7133 
8719 
2749 
10,731 
2211 
8151 
4988 
3146 
3443 
5523 
9820 
2417 
7186 
5924 


298,624 
492,396 
126,466 
526,403 
107,615 
372,580 
237,312 
146,756 
170,178 
259,799 
437,620 
110,349 
193,813 
285,934 


41 86 
56 47 

46 00 
49 05 

48 67 

45 72 

47 57 

46 65 

49 43 

47 04 

44 56 

45 65 
26 97 

48 26 


19,956 
17,177 

8828 
23,003 

4673 
22,390 
16,883 
10,841 

9745 
17,224 
33,885 

7924 
18,266 
13,451 


181 
184 

72 
283 

42 
223 
180 
106 
103 
167 
373 

86 
122 
125 


417 
026 
669 
144 
858 
509 
703 
742 
668 
251 
259 
349 
006 
685 


9 09 




10 71 


Union 


8 23 


Vermilion 


12 31 


Wabash 


9 17 




9 98 


Washington 


10 70 




9 84 


White 


10 64 




9 71 


Will 


11 01 


WinneVjago 


10 90 
6 67 




9 34 


Total 


513,030 


23,680,592 


46 16 


1,422,249 


14,442,821 


10 15 











55 
Statement — Continued. 



County. 



Adams 

City of Quincy. 
Alexander . . . . 

Bond 

Boone 

Brown 

Bureau 

Calhoun 

Carroll 

Cass 

Champaign. . . . 

Christian 

Clark , 

Clay 

Clinton 

Coles 

Cook 

Crawford . . . . . 
Cumberland. . . 

DeKalb 

DeWitt 

DuPage 

Edgar 

Edwards 

Effingham. . . . 

Fayette 

Franklin 

Fulton , 

Gallatin 

Greene 

Grundy 

Hamilton . . . . , 

Hancock 

Hardin 

Henderson . . . 

Henry 

Iroquois 

Jackson 

Jasper 

Jefferson . . . . 

Jersey 

Jo Daviess . . . 

Johnson 

Kane 

Kankakee. . . . 

Kendall 

Knox 

Lake 

La SaUe 

L 'vreuoe. . . . 



Mules and Asses. 



No. 



Value. 



Livingston 
Log'ia . . . . 
Macon. . . . 
Macoun'm . 
Mad' son . . 



740 
215 

84 
295 
6 
280 
224 
103 

43 
69*7 
216 
528 
370 
352 
398 
459 

66 
153 

86 

34 

87 

16 
331 
130 
129 
371 
436 
353 
231 
724 

38 
176 
921 

65 
253 
211 
123 
196 

95 
695 
516 

63 
256 

62 
161 

84 
400 

23 
169 
190 

52 

lis 

429 

370 
,474 

972 



$90,188 

15,605 

6,180 

15,355 

200 

17,894 

10,570 

9,805 

2,415 

49,941 

9.610 

39,984 

16,820 

18,041 

25,865 

29,622 

3,940 

8,317 

5,270 

1,055 

4,423 

555 

16,883 

9,355 

6,950 

17,967 

25,612 

19,640 

12,800 

55,1 5 

2,41 

10,395 

55,965 

3,845 

15,360 

12,482 

7,832 

10,859 

5,215 

40,583 

27,987 

3,465 

17,420 

2,567 

6,582 

3,875 

20,300 

975 

6,910 

12,730 

2,430 

6,425 

28,794 

16,673 

83,663 

81,310 



Average 
value. 



$51 83 

72 55 

73 57 

52 05 

33 33 

63 91 

47 18 
95 19 
56 16 
71 65 

44 48 

75 72 

45 46 
51 25 

64 99 
64 53 
59 70 

54 36 
61 28 
31 03 

50 84 

34 69 

51 00 
71 96 

53 87 

48 43 

58 74 

55 64 
55 41 

76 11 
63 66 

59 06 
- 7 65 
5 15 

60 .1 
59 15 
63 67 
55 40 

54 89 
58 39 

54 24 

55 00 
68 04 

41 19 
40 88 

46 13 
50 75 

42 39 
40 88 
67 00 
46 73 
54 45 
67 12 
45 06 

56 76 
83 65 



Sheep. 



No. 



Value. 



14,818 



891 
5580 
5527 
7545 
3509 
1052 
1846 
3625 
4306 
5420 

13,202 
7396 
3178 

15,675 
6474 

13,976 
5477 
4559 
4975 

16,901 

21,549 
8227 
3906 
9021 
8042 

24,147 
3588 

10,176 
683 
6136 
8386 
2499 
3522 
3640 
3415 
952 
G t'S 

12,4 
2534 
2056 
4015 

14,233 
1932 
5537 
6535 

20,104 
3576 
6392 
1614 
1956 
7816 
4016 
9015 
3400 



$15,510 



965 
5777 
5580 
7545 
3739 
1720 
1731 
3625 
4890 
955 

13,205 
7396 
4248 

20,299 
9947 

13,976 
5496 
4539 
4768 

17,343 

22,762 

11,920 
3906 
9020 
7700 

26,996 
3603 

10,176 
739 
6136 
8312 
2515 
4080 
5622 
4406 
3895 
6368 

12,491 
2534 
2206 
4015 

13,560 
1933 
6314 
9250 

13,546 
3482 
6373 
1642 
2292 
9850 
3996 

10,054 
3550 



56 



Statement — Continued. 



Countv. 



Marion 

Marshall ... 

Mason 

Massac 

McDonough . 
Mc Henry . . . 
McLean. . . . 

Menard 

Mercer 

Monroe 

Montgomery. 

Morgan 

Moultrie . . . . 

Ogle 

Peoria 

Perry 

Piatt 

Pike 

Pope 

Pulaski 

Putnam 

Randolph . . . 
Richland . . . 
Rock Island. 

Saline 

Sangamon . . 
Schuyler. . . . 

Scott 

Shelby 

Stark 

St. Clair 

Stephenson . 

Tazewell 

Union 

Verrnil'.i n. . . 
Wab: 'i .... 

Wa.,eu 

"Washington. 

^Vayne 

White 

Whiteside. . . 

Will 

Williamson . 
Winneljago . 
Woodford. . , 

Total 



Mules and Asses. 



No. 



481 
145 

'zse 

173 
669 
59 
411 
612 
352 
229 
'724 
1128 
168 

ni 

3^75 

844 

128 

1187 

145 

26 

36 

293 

205 

146 



Value. 



127,540 

6930 

33,670 

11,399 

44,391 

2340 

25,776 

39,492 

19,354 

13,370 

20,904 

72,270 

10,242 

2177 

19,455 

12,330 

10,250 

93,521 

9955 

1885 

2180 

16,770 

11,420 

8266 



Average 
value. 



|57 25 
47 79 
42 84 

65 90 

66 35 
39 66 
62 71 
64 53 
55 00 
58 38 
28 88 
64 06 
60 96 
30 &6 
51 88 
35 84 
80 08 
78 78 
68 66 
72 50 
60 55 
57 23 

55 70 

56 61 



Sheep. 



No. 



9274 
1127 
1618 
2420 
9892 

19,101 

16,246 
6316 
2794 
1493 
9554 

10,368 
7795 
4367 
4058 
698 
2012 

13,283 
4536 
697 
1689 
4681 
6449 
2101 



Value. 



89285 

1127 

1698 

2423 

11,221 

19,662 

16,937 

6319 

2914 

1640 

9554 

11,035 

11,712 

4448 

4708 

698 

2046 

13,316 

4613 

720 

2899 

4880 

6449 

2170 



1079 
264 
210 
293 
124 



63,892 

15,784 

9,415 

13,858 

7130 



59 21 
59 78 
44 83 
47 30 
57 50 



27,774 
8602 
4266 

14,830 
1886 



29,298 
8882 
4266 

14,830 
2016 



74 
360 
267 
338 
138 
723 
674 
334 
307 

89 

88 
200 

92 
165 



2915 

25,304 

16,160 

14,204 

6765 

42,618 

34,615 

16,649 

17,889 

4252 

4474 

10,503 

3380 

8655 



39 39 
70 29 
60 52 
42 02 
49 02 
58 95 

51 36 

49 85 
58 27 
47 77 

50 84 

52 51 
36 74 
52 45 



6214 

5778 
5657 

27,417 
4288 

10,818 
6137 
9936 
9512 
1378 

10,946 

73,379 
5521 
2733 



31,881 



1,867,377 58 57 



760,793 



6324 
6554 

5639 

30,326 

4288 

10,789 

6939 

9976 

9526 

1454 

13,113 

74,254 

3583 

2420 

806,455 



57 
Statement — continued. 



Hoss. 



County. 



Carriages and Wagons. 



Adams 

City of Quincy 
Alexander . . . 

Bond 

Boone 

Brown 

Bureau 

Callioun 

Carroll 

Cass 

Champaign. . . 
Christian .... 

Clark 

Clay 

CHnton 

Coles 

Cook 

Crawford . . . . 
CumV)erland . . 
De Kalb . . 

De Witt 

Du Page 

Edgar 

Edwards . • . . 
Effingham. . . . 

Fayette 

Franklin . . . . 

Fulton 

Gallatin 

Greene 

Grundy 

Hamilton . . . . 

Hancock 

Hardin 

Henderson . . . 

Henry 

Iroquois 

Jackson 

Jasper 

Jefferson 

Jersey 

Jo Daviess . . . 

Johnson 

Kane 

Kankakee. . . . 

Kendall 

Knox 

Lake 

La Salle 

Lawrence . . . . 

Lee 

Livingston . . . 

Logan 

Macon 

Macoupin . . . . 
Madison 



No. 



55,661 



5908 
15,343 

4317 
16,802 
15,114 

9474 

7970 
14,454 
17,702 
22,578 
18,210 
19,704 
17,795 
47,860 

7704 

9878 
x4,616 

7654 
18,200 

5855 
36,365 

6103 
14,531 
22,670 
12,261 
66,213 
18,015 
30,751 

4308 
13,798 
45,574 

7689 
19,769 
11,408 
11,301 
22,652 
14,070 
29,260 
15,938 
11,956 
15,538 

7695 

6485 

7014 
42,345 

5478 
24,427 
18,868 

6507 

6915 
28,494 
20,324 
42,414 
33,506 



Value. 



$101,521 



6810 
22,712 

8299 
37,067 
23,922 
20,987 
15,238 
46,569 
31,855 
37,016 
33,240 
29,663 
20,081 
116,974 
17,287 
27,851 
24,482 

9739 
36,773 
10,862 
93,666 

6948 
18,803 
29,255 
11,410 
114,947 
22,303 
71,168 

9455 
19,371 
89,648 
11,125 
48,310 
28,640 
28,512 
23,043 
19,474 
85,055 
31,119 
22,309 
18,126 
13,474 

8610 
17,034 
79,620 

9106 
16,373 
28,845 

8567 
14,731 
77,875 
26,492 
86,664 
67,012 



Average 
value. 



SI 82 



1 15 



1 
1 
2 
1 
2 
1 
3 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
2 
2 
2 
1 67 



48 
92 
20 
58 
21 
91 
22 
23 
64 
82 
45 
13 
44 
24 



No. 



1 29 

93 

1 74 

1 24 

2 31 
2 19 
1 40 
1 97 

1 45 

2 44 
51 
52 
02 
38 



2 
2 
1 
1 
1 19 



4568 

463 

273 
1342 
1480 
1199 
3824 

591 
1489 
1597 
1609 
1290 
1624 
1012 
1374 
2440 
4360 
1168 

805 
2776 
1368 
2280 
2593 

798 

748 
1271 

779 
4621 

705 
2044 
1267 

587 
3950 

227 
1509 
2418 
1577 

90 

916 
1260 
1425 
2472 

506 
3384 
1900 
1949 
3852 
2433 
5439 
1148 
2314 
1429 
1755 
1537 
3316 
3590 



Value. 



Avtrage 
value. 



?134,928 
20,820 
10,048 
44,043 
28,304 
37,737 
96,248 
22,268 
40,865 
49,710 
54,589 
49,536 
54,220 
38,623 
38,623 

100,654 

166,7-14 
32,865 
25,357 
60,268 
43,5(»5 
51,112 
99,69'.t 
31,384 
24,240 
43,257 
25,064 

137,854 
25,846 
74,785 
37,902 
19,085 

118,538 
6715 
49,890 
63,244 
46,991 
22,t)38 
26,626 
43,388 
58,976 
67,961 
17,472 
78,281 
45,838 
57,117 

123,785 
45,847 

126.650 
36,705 
48,624 
40,473 
82,126 
40,895 

101,934 

251,313 



$29 54 
44 97 

36 80 

32 82 
19 12 
31 47 

25 17 

37 67 

27 44 
31 14 

33 92 

38 40 

33 38 
38 16 

28 11 
41 25 
38 24 

28 14 
31 60 

21 71 

31 80 

22 42 

38 45 

39 33 

32 40 

34 03 
32 17 

29 83 
36 66 

36 58 

29 91 

32 88 

30 01 
29 58 

33 06 

26 16 
29 79 
24 48 
29 07 

34 48 
41 38 

27 49 
34 60 

23 18 

24 12 
29 30 
32 13 
18 64 
23 28 
81 97 
21 01 

28 82 
46 79 
26 66 

37 40 
70 00 



5.8 
Statement — Continued. 



County. 



Marion 

Marshall . . . 

Mason 

Massac 

McDonough . 
McHenry . . , 
McLean ... 

Menard 

Mercer 

Monroe 

Montgomery 

Morgan 

Moultrie . . . , 

Ogle 

Peoria 

Perry 

Piatt 

Pike 

Pope 

Pulaski . . . . 
Putnam . . . , 
Randolph . . . 
Richland. . . , 
Rock Island. 

Saline 

Sangamon . . 
Schuyler. , . , 

Scott 

Shelby 

Stark 

St. Clair..., 
Stephenson . 
Tazewell . . , 

Union 

Vermilion . . 
Wabash . . . . 

Warren 

Washington 

Wayne 

White 

Whiteside. . . 

Will 

Williamson. , 
Winnebago . 
Woodford . . 



Hoss. 



Carriages and Wagons. 



No. 



21,554 
10,966 
11,881 
11,134 
37,815 

834Y 
35,659 
24,813 
24,627 
11,487 
19,599 
41,259 
17,902 
15,751 
32,254 

8355 
13,712 
49,861 
15,141 

4255 

5358 
18,176 
17,054 
12,747 



Value. 



$33,945 
29,065 
10,908 
14,318 
88,624 
16,599 
81,499 
62,572 
46,391 
12,050 
19,981 

104,140 
38,285 
16,436 
67,268 
8355 
34,601 

107,445 
18,255 
5903 
10,082 
18,663 
23,605 
23,286 



Ayerage 
value. 



1 03 



Xo. 



1415 

1966 

1365 

440 

2952 

3015 

3747 

1456 

2059 

1631 

1728 

2719 

886 

3194 

3689 

784 

746 

3798 

450 

225 

928 

1993 

959 

2252 



Value. 



$53,078 
52,607l 
38,617 
15,711 
93,593 
63,474! 

143,775' 
56,964^ 
64,428' 
86,430! 
36,984! 

113,267' 
30,721 
69,811 

116,635 
21,202 
32,341 

142,917 
14,062 
8106 
28,607 
54,516 
33,134 
69,707 



'Average 
I value. 

$37 51 

26 76 
28 29 

35 71 
31 70 

21 05 

38 37 

39 12 
31 29 

22 86 
21 40 
41 65 
34 67 
21 86 
31 62 
28 88 
43 35 
87 63 
31 25 

36 03 
30 83 

27 35 
34 55 
30 95 



44,859 
24,618 
10,686 
84,035 
11,899 



85,096 
45,598 
14,250 
54,603 
20,383 



2712 
1798 
757 
1728 
1435 



112,069 

61,197 
28,826 
65,183 
39,099 



16,795 

28,049 

22,522 

39,482 

7092 

43,197 

21,321 

24,057 

9525 

9011 

9719 

22,194 

7114 

19,880 



19,187 
52,929 
22,083 
95,574 
13,541 
81,870 
26,655 
32,678 
24,352 
16,451 
17,549 
89,701 
8559 
32,903 



1 14 

1 88 
98 

2 17 
1 91 
1 89 
1 25 



1 36 

2 55 
1 82 
1 80 



2902 
3610 
1077 
3080 

918 
2708 
1680 
1198 
1215 
2320 
3712 

830 
2970 
2102 



80,558 
115,950 
38,164 
108,483 
31,860 
93,109 
56,738 
37,602 
44,759 
63,702 
96,002 
28,212 
60,586 
71,158 



41 32 
34 13 
38 21 
37 72 
27 24 



27 76 

32 12 
35 4 

35 22 
34 16 
34 38 

33 77 
31 39 

36 84 
27 46 
25 86 

34 00 
23 82 
33 85 



Total 1,908,603 



3,482,116 



1 82 



188,646 



5,945,0641 $31 51 



59 
Statement — Continued. 



County. 



Adams. 

City of Quincy. 

Alexander 

Bond 

Boone 

Brown 

Bureau 

Calhoun , 

Carroll 

Cass 

Campaign . . . . . 

Christian 

Clark 

Clay 

Clinton 

Coles 

Cook 

Crawford 

Cumberland . . 

DeKalb 

DeWitt 

Du Page 

Edgar 

Edwards 

Effingham . . . . 

Fayette 

Franklin 

Fulton 

Gallatin 

Greene 

Grundy 

Hamilton 

Hancock 

Hardin 

Henderson . . . . 

Henry 

Iroquois 

Jackson 

Jasper 

Jefferson 

Jersey 

Jo Daviess. . . . 

Johnson 

Kane 

Kankakee . . . . 

Kendall 

Knox 

Lake 

La Salle 

Lawrence ... 

Lee 

Livingston . . . 

Logan 

Macon 

Macoupin . . . 



Clocks and Watches. 



No. 



Value. 



3*736 
886 
336 
895 
1469 
1148 
3459 
381 
1400 
1395 
1606 
984 
1692 
873 
981 
2068 
*2621 
832 
638 
2674 
1228 
1984 
2325 
661 
633 
1023 
647 
4103 
680 
1355 
1142 
456 
3672 
276 
1270 
1844 
1374 
847 
828 
1084 
998 
1697 
463 
4083 
1265 
1413 
3495 
2024 
3582 
943 
2246 
1361 
1512 
1311 
2580 



Average 
value. 



Pianos. 



No. 



$13,765 

13,057 
5505 
4606 
3016 
6072 

13,103 
3367 
6731 
9704 

11,893 
8747 
8410 
6205 
4019 

18,482 

34,718 
4105 
3364 
6280 
8991 
4208 

15,064 
3314 
3544 
5695 
3608 

17,192 
6768 
9912 
6141 
1520 

19,450 
1968 
6830 
9666 
8483 
6065 
4091 
6672 
6197 
9393 
2975 

14,205 

6088 

5014 

19,823 

4736 

20,156 

5350 

9818 

6736 

12,156 

9843 

14,294 



$3 68 

14 74 

16 38 

5 14 

2 05 

29 

78 

83 

81 

95 

40 



4 97 

7 10 
4 09 

8 93 
13 24 



93 
27 
35 
32 
12 
6 48 
5 01 



39 
114 

5 

9 
39 

3 
106 

2 
16 
22 
25 

3 
15 

1 
10 
17 
vessels 



Value. 



67 

37 

94 

8 04 

7 51 

5 54 



32 
21 
18 
24 

1 
43 

1 
12 
30 
12 

1 

1 
10 
30 
63 



Average 
value. 



82567 

15,300 

790 

1090 

2471 

525 

6863 

75 

1782 

2665 

2545 

450 

2300 

200 

1153 

2895 

84,200 



865 82 
134 21 
158 00 
121 11 

63 36 
175 00 

64 74 
37 50 

111 37 
121 13 
101 60 
150 00 
153 33 
200 00 
115 30 
170 03 



150 
1495 

200 
2562 
2395 
1030 
50 
1150 



3595 

2695 

2735 

2911 

50 

4225 

100 

1450 

2256 

1345 

100 

100 

1099 

3040 

7000 



90 


8155 


15 


1280 


30 


2315 


93 


9614 


47 


1650 


156 


12,552 


2 


200 


78 


5380 


11 


950 


19 


3415 


20 


1875 


23 


2703 



Goods and 
merchandise. 



150 00 
59 80 

200 00 
67 42 

104 13 
93 64 
50 00 

164 29 



112 34 

128 33 

151 94 

121 29 

50 00 

98 25 

100 00 

120 83 

75 20 

112 08 

100 00 

100 00 
109 90 

101 33 
132 08 



90 61 

85 33 
77 17 

103 37 
35 11 
80 46 

100 00 
68 97 

86 36 
179 47 

93 75 
117 52 



* Including pianos. 



60 



Statement — Continued. 





Clocks and watches. 


Pianos. 






County. 


Xo. 


Value. 


Average, 
value. 


No. 


Value. 


Average 
value. 


Goods ana 
merchandise . 


Madison 


3980 

1482 

1945 

1599 

603 

2802 

2908 

3397 

1270 

1705 

1289 

1298 

2125 

671 

3241 

2934 

305 

567 

3400 

450 

273 

890 

1792 

888 

2278 


819,810 

10,449 

10,198 
6233 
4072 

16,957 
9181 

31,677 
9186 

10,647 
3350 
4891 

16,612 
4934 

10,672 

18,030 
1409 
5047 

23,008 
2462 
2837 
4668 
8057 
5589 

18,496 


$4 98 
7 05 

5 24 
3 90 

6 75 

6 05 
3 15 
9 32 

7 23 

6 24 

2 60 

3 77 

7 81 

7 35 

3 29 
6 14 

4 62 

8 90 
6 76 

5 47 
10 39 

5 24 
4 49 

6 29 
8 12 


94 

8 

40 

9 

4 

25 

56 

78 

6 

8 

8 

11 

96 

44 

107 
3 
1 

29 
3 
3 

18 

13 
5 

79 


$11,750 

1225 

2796 

680 

645 

3840 

4988 

10,105 

1055 

930 

720 

1060 

14,690 

2830 

13,215 

300 

100 

2985 
425 
300 

1705 

1345 
590 

8830 


$125 00 

153 12 

69 90 

75 55 

161 25 

153 60 

89 07 
129 55 
175 83 
116 25 

90 00 
96 36 

153 02 

64 32 
123 50 
100 00 
100 00 

102 93 
141 66 
100 00 

94 72 

103 46 
118 00 
111 77 


$488,800 


Marion 


82 
83 
66 
32 

128 
87 

242 
55 
87 
30 
56 

181 
26 

113 

442 
39 
13 

199 
20 
24 
26 
98 
44 

162 


435 


Marshall 


'^95 


Mason 


551 


Massac 


9'>0 


McDonough 

McHeurv 


419 
781 


McLean 


96'>, 


Menard 


700 


Mercer 

Monroe 


052 
650 


Montgomery ' 

Morgan 


540 

045 


Moultrie 


450 


Oo-le 


536 


Peoria 


664 




400 


Piatt 


850 


Pike 


601 


Pope 


580 


Pulaski 


9^,3 


Putnam 


413 




389 


Richland 


89,5 


Rock Island 

Sahne 


344 


Sangamon 


2464 
1688 
514 
1483 
1294 


26,248 

11,482 

2525 

9875 
4861 


10 65 
6 21 
4 91 
6 66 
3 76 


101 
19 


15,260 
3000 


151 09 
157 89 


425 
71 
41 
76 
34 


124 


Schuvler 


903 


Scott 


855 


Shelby 


10 
11 


1375 

977 


187 50 
88 82 


060 




155 


St Clair 




Tazewell 


3139 
2636 
1142 
2610 

656 
2204 
1040 

920 
1151 
2502 
3268 

604 
2932 
1804 


10,777 

18,267 

8808 

17,059 

4044 

12,225 

5047 

5069 

8746 

12,989 

17,001 

4831 

11,681 

10,504 


3 43 

6 93 

7 71 
6 54 

6 16 
5 54 

4 85 

5 51 

7 60 
5 19 
5 17 

8 00 
3 98 
5 82 


53 
44 

7 

19 

8 

26 

5 

3 

9 

57 

98 


4091 
4895 

900 
3115 

926 
3140 

800 

265 

1150 

5260 

10,196 


77 19 
111 25 
128 57 
164 00 
115 62 
120 77 
160 00 

88 33 
127 77 

92 28 
104 04 


117 

120 

74 

105 

30 

89 

69 

32 

78 

100 

142 

40 

138 

54 


526 
991 




300 


Vermilion 


786 


Wabash 

Warren 


619 
425 


Washington 

Wayne 


915 

546 


White 


578 


Whiteside 


611 


Will 


508 




565 


Woodford 


161 
10 


9171 
1190 


56 96 
119 00 


866 
894 






Total 


164,622 


941,626 


5 11 


2795 


372,512 


13rf 28 


11,584.198 









61 

Statement — Continued. 



County. 



Adams ' 

City of Quincy. . . .1 

Alexander I 

Bond ' 

Boone I 

Brown ' 

Bureau I 

Calhoun ' 

Carroll. I 

Cass 

Champaign 

Christian 

Clark I 

Clay ' 

Clinton ' 

Coles j 

Cook I 

Crawford ' 

Cumberland ' 

DeKalb ' 

DeWitt ' 

DuPage I 

Edgar 

Edwards 

Effingham 

Fayette 

Franklin 

Fulton 

Gallatin ' 

Greene 

Grundy ' 

Hamilton I 

Hancock 

Hardin 

Henderson j 

Henry j 

Iroquois 

Jackson 

Jasper 

Jefferson 

Jersey ' 

Jo Daviess 

Johnson 

Kane | 

Kankakee 

Kendall ' 

Knox 

Lake ' 

La Salle j 

Lawrence 

Lee 

Livingston 

Logan j 

Macon 

Macoupin 

Madison 

Marion 

Marshall ! 



Bankers' 
property. 



$65,000 



14,000 



2,000 



9,100 

4,000 

126 



505 



13,403 



4,500 
50,000 



175 
51,000 



100,000 
12,048 



10,000 

58,000 

100 



7,000 
40,500 



38,000 
800 



650 
24,000 
57,300 



13,000 
44,000 
12,500 
58,005 



5,000 



Manufact'd Moneys and 
articles. | credits. 



^19,894 
49,960 

9,031 ; 
16,160 

2,629 

7,877 

10,414 

738 

8,796 
21,U20' 

7,564 
16,465 
15,000' 



1,625 
14,322 



5,447 



5,479 

4,926 

7,475 

13,907 

935 

970 

32,300 

3,185 

17,819 

12,750 

18,425 

3,626 

475 

24,705 

20,400 

1,190 

9,700 

5,478 

2,952 



1,906 
4,000 

35,882 
1,320 

34,485 
3,438 
5,587 
9,651 
1,925 

38,656 

896 

5,617 

2,205 

10,485 

11,660 

8,343 

346,680 

3,968 

15,233 



^493,038 
209,686 

37,105 
163,670 

99,777 
128,332 
21 8,1 05 

59,8-3 
126,508 
132,856 
224,997 
124,332 
150,220 

83,254 

8,213 

383,876 

1,482,386 

18,010 

28,087 
176,748 
108,066 
119,673 
387,671 
103,551 

16,178 

48,633 

44,432 
492,588 

51,526 
368,978 

98,792 

21,639 
328,506 

23,496 

98,065 
124,604 
104,378 
143,755 

44,074 
130,175 
133,247 

71,843 

24,060 
239,603 

92,172 
169,601 
407,688 
108,361 
183,530 

52,064 
128,514 
129,491 
443,209 

68,665 
231,333 
375,467 
122,536 
127,941 



Bonds, 
stocks, &c. 



$1220 

14,220 

3300 



890 
1579 



8271 

3300 

25 



220 
3000 

250 
5090 



85,000 



15 
342 



6117 
4500 



5765 



6780 

277,976 



4367 



11,257 
100 



28,441 

600 

4124 



6875 
1100 



50 
37,042 



26,280 
760 



100 



27,247 
6050 
5970 



Unenumer- 
ated prop 



$252,716 

188,803 

92,773 

75,515 

47,685 

56,378 

166,455 

92,002 

77,289 

64,084 

125,807 

25,344 

120,020 

215,686 

232,087 

365,864 

796,274 

53,055 

41,595 

78,395 

62,682 

73,144 

197,604 

43,794 

37,523 

55,406 

50,376 

145,226 

83,090 

84,953 

70,594 

31,317 

167,979 

24,741 

53,125 

79,246 

82,969 

106,754 

44,190 

73,828 

71,466 

125,293 

74,496 

165,094 

90,455 

117,317 

304,205 

37,023 

235,325 

100,705 

90,557 

60,742 

283,409 

229,165 

135,042 

147,435 

237,020 

95,858 



Deduction. 



$98,776 

11,398 
33,888 
22,439 
30,982 
68,221 
17,638 
45,105 
40,502 
51,904 
15,000 
58,507 
4176 

98,181 
88,279 
10,535 
28,985 
91,696 
21,116 
42,451 
121,900 
1«,517 
10,930 
222 
19,401 
1,195,414 
20,184 
14,918 
46,439 

165,582 
2340 
6120 

46,494 
30,577 
11,448 
25,055 
20,736 
16,416 
9544 
25,043 
50,897 
13,806 
98,620 
49,004 
32,822 
19,217 
43,374 
77,399 

108,297 
17,911 

108,515 

16,234 

5178 

61,999 



62 
Statement — Continued. 



County. 



Mason 

Massac 

McDonough . 
McHenry . . . 
McLean . . . . 

Menard 

Mercer 

Monroe 

Montgomery. 

Morgan' 

Moultrie . . . . 

Ogle 

Peoria 

Perry 

Piatt 

Pike 

Pope 

Pulaski 

Putnam 

Randolph . . . 
Richland.. . . 
Rock Island . 

Saline 

Sangamon . . 
Schuyler. . . . 

Scott 

Shelby 

Stark ....... 

St. Clair . . . . 

Stephenson . 
Tazewell . . . . 

Union 

Vermilion. . . 
Wabash . . . . 

Warren 

Washington . 

Wa}Tie 

White 

Whiteside. . . 

Will 

Williamson . 
Winnebago. . 
Woodford. . . 



Bankers' 
property. 



$300 

5000 

147,000 



1750 



64,500 



20,075 
130,000 



3000 
600 



1942 
24,025 



Manufact'd 
articles. 



$5170 
3906 
6912 
7808 

34,043 

6155 

7591 

4750 

125 

31,275 



12,993 

69,714 

1900 

100 

29,186 
1635 
7146 

13,972 
3257 
4070 

75,952 



Moneys and 
credits. 



45 
338, 
212 
621 
289 
457 
138 
115 
623 

83, 
221 
270, 

38, 

75, 
928, 

29 
137 
125 

83 
101 
345 



350 
560 
359 
924 
245 
066 
443 
180 
928 
963 
597 
505 
098 
940 
213 
186 
219 
329 
Oil 
818 
055 
944 



Bonds, 
stocks, (fee. 



Unenumer- 
ated prop. 



81160 
10,050 
17,936 



645 

2000 



1685 
41,300 



2000 
11,330 



1900 
960 



19,317 



|36 

58 

167 

99 

299 

91 

116 

67 

52 

226 

57 

130 

332 

57 

172 

253 

53 

85, 

76, 

115 

167 

185 



775 
238 
068 
191 
438 
559 
910 
470 
199 
690 
135 
075 
048 
295 
149 
643 
084 
298 
880 
374 
175 



Deductions. 



3775 
925 



42,572 
14,603 

4700 
3827 
1639 



1,398 

195 

80 

309 

150 



203 
204 
035 
587 
659 



144,945 
100 



5956 



980 

131 

37 

117 

68 



695 
454 
452 
438 
163 



10,000 

56,000 

7000 



52,300 

100,230 

1500 

15,225 
100,000 



12,942 
28,988 

6950 
17,135 

6460 

7642 
14,904 

1179 
11,338 
16,484 
15,202 



Total. 



1,539,859 



17,675 
8529 

1,495,984 



204 
314 
138 
544 

75 
254 
157 

77, 

88 
195 
309 

37 
207 
336 



102 
061 
855 
759 
593 
073 
531 
051 
572 
309 
954 
986 
994 
580 



2100 
51,840 
9966 
3345 
2000 
52,750 



565 

15,909 

2000 

125,052 



20,761,229 



800 

3827 

1,119,661 



137 

277 

92 

377 

29 

117 

83 

51 

76 

137 

188 

58 

163 

119 



201 
118 
112 
156 
192 
282 
501 
856 
226 
010 
674 
498 
222 
242 



13,492,029 



63 
Statement— Contmiied. 



County. 



Total value of 
taxable perso- 
nal property. 



Adams 

City of Quincy. 
Alexander .... 

Bond 

Boone 

Brown 

Bureau 

Calhoun 

Carrol] 

Cass 

Champaign. . . . 

Christian 

Clark 

Clay 

Clinton 

Coles 

Cook 

Cra V. ford 

Cumberland. . . 

De Kalb 

De Witt 

Du Page 

Edgar 

Edwards 

Effingham 

Fayette 

Franklin 

Fulton 

Gallatin 

Greene 

Grundy 

Hamilton 

Hancock 

Hardin 

Henderson . . . . 

Henry 

Iroquois 

Jackson 

Jasper 

Jefferson 

Jersey 

Jo Daviess . . . 

Johnson 

Kane 

Kankakee .... 

Kendall 

Knox 

Lake 

La Salle 

Lawrence .... 

Lee 

Livingston . . . 

Logan 

Macon 

Macoupin. . . . 

Madison 

Marion 



Railroad 
property. 



$1,851,422 
850,856 
321,6'73 
692,044 
469,073 
5*79,452 
1,235,139 
429,8*72 
555,852 
696,093 
892,214 
591,174 
767,433 
669,840 
- 693,284 

1,900,504 

6,718,826 
519,029 
300,829 
759,612 
556,417 
682,698 

1,519,886 
394,498 
271,059 
632,794 
435,205 
881,384 
753,505 

1,310,820 
574,929 
413,064 

1,583,049 
183,421 
641,680 
966,489 
674,588 
594,954 
325,060 
762,587 
652,759 

1,217,018 
313,507 

1,232,515 
585,657 
779,634 

1,957,965 
632,217 

1,808,086 
477,054 
701,662 
572,586 

1,462,470 
756,654 

1,326,916 

2,635,395 
918,136 



Lands. Town Lots. 



1144,775 

59,058 

986,346 



2,058,353 



152.103 



230,475 
108,373 



$4,774,478 



261,353 



423,063 



377,044 



421,169 
136,707 
484,494 
114,931 
160,675 
249,615 



281,319 



Total value of 
real and per- 
sonal prop'ty. 



485,941 
1,111,450 
913,785 
958,309 
3,322,445 
491,750 
1,860,037 
2,037,769 
3,.548,479 
1,583,110 
1,311,966 
1,051,651 
2,598,119 
3,558,045 
5,536,378 
1,305,223 
1,154,729 
2,432,942 
1,891,713 
1,712,195 
3,396,687 

543,636 

882,390 
1,009,465 

666,288 
5,209,887 

684,798 
2,054,910 
1,775,382 

824,299 
4,948,861 

396,110 
1,111,137 
3,902,025 
3,125,614 
1,316,833 
1^294,958 
1,062,526 
1,512,227 
2,155,874 

422,814 
2,059,533 
1,684,764 
2,127,749 
4,743,648 
1,572,401 
4,242,418 
1,534,548 
2,233,612 
1,826,692 
3,754,969 
1,621,192 
3,187,171 
4,070,570 
1,509,028 



$231,523 
3,215,180 
1,269,820 
105,881 
187,210 
124,486 
395,811 
12,715 
285,820 
368,302 
385,880 
206,875 
250,320 
88,674 
230,990 
427,494 
incl'd in Id's 
93,086 
24,751 
211,284 
268,660 
137,675 
297,554 
57,618 
90,551 
91,365 
25,190 
736,188 
183,263 
180,320 
341,089 
34,643 
1,324,254 
38,496 
223,031 
incl'd in I'ds 
129,012 
180,250 
55,042 
70,921 
182,086 
1,963,466 
14,690 
1,213,629 
415,991 
142,346 
1,543,432 
329,179 
1,812,103 
67,146 
600,407 
84,470 
429,076 
535,308 
451,773 
2,006,318 
250,080 



$6,857,423 
4,066,036 
2,077,434 
1,909,375 
1,714,843 
1,721,305 
5,939,741 

934,337 
2,701,709 
3,102,164 
4,826,573 
2,381,159 
2,329,719 
1,810,165 
3,522,393 
5,886,043 
44,313,557 
1,917,338 
1,480,309 
3,555,941 
2,716,790 
2,763,043 
5,322,500 

995,752 
1,244,000 
1,733,624 
1,126,683 
6,827,459 
1,621,566 
3,546,050 
2,952,753 
1,272,006 
7,856,164 

618,027 
1,975,848 
5,291,577 
3,929,214 
2,092,037 
1,675,060 
1,906,034 
2,347,072 
5,336,358 

751,011 
4,882,721 
2,686,412 
3,049,729 
8,666,214 
2,670,504 
8,347,101 
2,193,679 
3,696,356 
2,733,363 
5,646,515 
2,913,154 
5,247,179 
8,712,283 
2,677,244 



64 

Statement — Continued. 



Count V. 



Marshall.... 

Mason 

Massac 

McDonougb. 
McHenrj . . . 
McLean . . . . 

Menard 

Mercer 

Monroe 

Montgomery, 

Morgan 

Moultrie . . . . 

Ogle 

Peoria 

Perry 

Piatt 

Pike 

Pope 

Pulaski 

Putnam . . . . 
Randolph . . . 
Richland . . . 
Rock Island. 

Saline 

Sangamon . . 
Schuvler . . . 

Scott , 

Shelbv 

Stark 

St. Clair. . . 
Stephenson . 
Tazewell. . . . 

Union 

Vermilion . . 
Wabash . . . , 
Warren . . . , 
Washington. 

Wayne 

White 

Whiteside . . 

Will 

Williamson . 
Winneljago . 
Woodford . . 

Total . . 



Total value of 
taxable perso 
nal property. 



$706 
400 
295 

1,339 

1,000 

2,428 
907, 

1,029 
.541 
553 

1,896 
499 
985 

2,120 
388, 
577, 

2,477 
294 
322 
461 
802 
536 

1,184 
680 

3,196 
917 
402 
987 
578 

1,513 

1,038 

1,648 
590 

2,032 
400 

1,269 
831 
562 
744 
942 

1,668 
490 
941 
972 



119 
269 
346 
795 
801 
412 
985 
362 
230 
642 
636 
313 
431 
276 
628 
099 
928 
078 
732 
409 
566 
568 
6.54 
215 
096 
294 
207 
906 
526 
560 
497 
433 
882 
981 
053 
719 
170 
681 
483 
971 
936 
797 
286 
130 



97,853,641 



Railroad 
property. 



§482,936 
322,129 
363,931 



14o,974 



473,439 



51,985 
328,605 



78,728 



230,895 
incl'd in Id's 



9,131,475 



Lands. 



?^ 1,608 
1,562 

508 
3,769 
2,548 
6,803 
2,662 
2,415 
1,055 
2,153 
3,805 
1,268 
2,374 
3,717 

829 
1,659 
3,640 

627 

575 

865 
1,473 
1,005 
2,639 

435 
6,314 
1,699 

807, 
1,478 
1,718 
4,655 
2,422 
4,216 
1,013 
4,689, 

633 
3,070, 
1,880, 
1,015 

847 
2,584 
4,419 

689, 
5,065 
2,638 



518 
909 
126 
415 
637 
919 
938 
685 
924 
194 
084 
763 
806 
367 
071 
241 
289 
391 
379 
592 
535 
708 
115 
574 
456 
177 
499 
884 
294 
195 
510 
500 
618 
283 
480 
350 
794 
577 
060 
773 
427 
062 
557 
435 



249,971641 



Town Lots. 



$499,194 

238,047 

131,650 

615,654 

309,598 

incl'd in Id's 

295,991 

390,998 

154,199 

191,858 

1,250,186 

60,755 

327,179 

3,663,645 

80,444 

67,645 

559,898 

30,863 

237,056 

133,150 

336,298 

150,480 

2,354,602 



2,052,631 
218,633 
149,449 
150,923 
107,291 

1,388,146 
846,450 
743,522 
180,976 
329,111 
143,547 
362,196 
160,829 
62,512 
171,090 
870,991 

1,317,324 

42,471 

incl'd in I'ds 

183,358 



46,183,564 



Total value of 
real and per- 
sonal prop'ty. 



$2813,831 
2,201,225 
935,122 
6,207,800 
181,165 
596,262 
866,914 
836,045 
751,353 
047,668 
951,906 
828,831 
687,416 
974,727 
298,143 
303,985 
678,115 
952,332 
135,167 
512,136 
612,399 
692,758 
506,976 
115,789 
563,183 
835,104 
359,155 
617,713 
404,111 
556,901 
386,185 
608,455 
785,476 
051,375 
177,080 
702,265 
872,793 
640,770 
762,633 
629,630 
405,687 
222,330 
006,843 
793,923 



403,140,321 



65 



m. 16. 

TABULAR STATE3IENT of the number and value of domestic 
animals^ and average valwi 'per head; number and value of enumer- 
ated articles^ and average value of each article ; the value of mer- 
chandise^ bankers' property ^manufactured articles, moneys and credits, 
bonds, stocks, ^c./ unenumerated property ; town lots and lands listed 
for taxation in the several counties, for the year 1859, as returned to 
the Auditor''s Office, Illinois. 



County. 



Adams 

City of Quincy 
Alexandei' . . . . 

Bond 

Boone 

Brown 

Bureau 

Calhoun 

Carroll 

Cass 

Champaign . . . . 

Christian 

Clark 

Clay 

Clinton 

Coles 

Cook 

Crawford 

Cumberland. . . 

DeKalb 

DeWitt 

Douglas 

DuPage 

Edgar 

Edwards 

Effingham . . . . 

Fayette , 

Ford 

Franklin 

Fulton 

Gallatin 

Greene 

Grundy. ...'.. 
Hamilton .... 

Hancock 

Hardin 

Henderson . . . 

Henry 

Iroquois ...... 

Jackson 

Jasper 

Jefferson 

Jersey 

JoDayiess. . . . 

Johnson 

Kane 

Kankakee. . . . 
Kendall 



Horses. 



No. 



11,443 

881 

576 

4477 

4643 

3541 

12,138 

1459 



Value. 



$432,828 

19,920 

27,112 

177,930 

140,887 

151,987 

368,389 

88,032 



Average 
value. 



?37 73 
52 28 
47 07 
39 74 
30 34 
42 92 
30 35 
60 34 



Neat Cattle. 



No. 



26,025 
568 

11649 
12,296 
12,518 

8586 
25,718 

6608 



Value 



i;215,735 

6056 

27,868 

110,646 

100,748 

77,112 

168,703 

125,913 



Law Yo 



3743 
4822 
3821 
5135 
2965 
3800 
5302 
11,211 
3577 
2225 
8512 
4996 
3188 
5952 
8333 
2152 
1844 
4307 

657 
1823 
11,619 
2029 
6976 
3982 
2449 
9007 

767 
3393 
8429 
4687 
3386 
2250 
4^394 
3903 
6409 
1834 
8552 
5211 
6056 

.—9 



145,748 
197,703 
137,835 
205,400 
141,393 
175,160 
300,083 
446,817 
144,941 

98,929 
218,789 
182,634 
173,190 
194,700 
361,055 
118,664 

84,410 
174,937 

35,918 
123,180 
473,401 

96,816 
396,580 
154,137 
115,677 
352,188 

38,339 
160,885 
282,412 
211,584 
148,538 

81,455 
204,332 
176,480 
162,328 

88,759 
274,419 
181,137 
181,455 



38 93 
41 00 
36 07 
40 00 
47 68 
46 09 
56 58 

39 85 
45 22 

44 46 
25 70 
36 56 

54 32 

32 71 
43 33 

55 14 

45 77 

46 17 
54 67 
67 57 

40 74 

47 71 

56 85 
38 71 
47 23 
d9 10 
49 98 

47 41 

33 50 

45 14 
43 87 
36 20 

46 50 
45 22 
25 33 

48 39 
32 09 

34 76 
29 96 



11,057 

11,863 

8814 

14,762 

9278 

11,991 

12,852 

36,726 

7504 

5844 

19,702 

9305 

6808 

17,407 

22,467 

5745 

6890 

12,142 

1532 

8624 

25,983 

7218 

14,317 

12,405 

7508 

25,479 

2931 

10,730 

19,776 

12,511 

9488 

6722 

4205 

9023 

18,646 

6192 

26,447 

12,665 

13,755 



97,986 
129,751 

89,796 
118,096 
103,850 
125,507 
157,568 
817,860 

69,433 

64,344 
132,510 

93,488 

91,768 
143,3941 
186,480' 

61,315, 

65,969j 
120,718 

23,998, 

98,573 
222,210 

69,284 
154,557 
105,981 

87,182 
223,599 

34^344 
109,165 
158,967 
185,714 

83,790 

57,630 
142,944 

88,911 
122,342 

64,753 
185,536 
111,383 

86,872 



66 



Statement — Continued. 



Horses. 



Countv. 



Knox 

Lake 

LaSalle 

Lawrence . . , 

Lee 

Livingston . . 

Logan 

Macon 

Macoupin . . , 
Madison . . . 

Marion 

Marshall . . . . 

Mason 

Massac 

McDonough 
Mc Henry . . . 
McLean . . . . 
Menard . . . . , 

Mercer 

Monroe 

Montgomery. 

Morgan 

Moultrie . . . . 

Ogle 

Peoria 

Perry 

Piatt 

Pike 

Pope 

Pulaski 

Putnam 

Randolph . . . 
Richland . . . 
Rock Island. 

Saline 

Sangamon . . 
Schuyler. . . . 

Scott 

Shelby 

Stark 

St. Clair 

Stephenson. . 

Tazewell 

Union 

Vermilion. . . 
Wabash . . . . 

"Warren 

Washington 

Wayne 

AVh'ite 

Whiteside . . 

Will 

Williamson . 
Wiimebago . 
Woodford. . . 



No. 



12,321 
5562 

15,682 
3105 
6246 
4823 
5722 
4204 
y585 
7150 
4079 
6958 
2586 
1209 
7412 
7761 

12,452 
4784 
6883 
3548 
5647 
6774 
3277 
9765 
9629 
2764 



Value. 



9138 
1635 
694 
3030 
6679 
2603 
4913 



$476,330 
162,464 
479,154 
12<»,692 
209,917 
189,870 
297,993 
163,795 
890,764 
453,019 
180,800 
185,316 
74,728 
60,734 
290,924 
237,549 
517,016 
239,168 
256,158 
166,600 
170,215 
330,260 
144,364 
272,736 
388,816 
140,729 
102,183 
393,269 
98,007 
30,867 
139,615 
310,727 
121,132 
166,233 







Average 


value. 


838 


66 


29 


03 


30 


55 


38 


87 


33 


61 


39 


37 


52 


08 


38 


96 


40 


77 


63 


36 


44 


32 


31 


10 


28 


89 


50 


23 


39 


25 


30 


61 


41 


52 


49 


99 


37 


22 


46 


95 


30 


14 


48 


75 


44 


05 


27 


93 


40 


38 


50 


91 



Xeat Cattle. 



Xo. 



25,435 
18,236 
35,422 

7441 
13,407 
10,760 
12,118 
10,454 
22,474 
17,480 
12,421 
11,958 

6503 

5979 
16,814 
25,990 
27,308 

9560 
15,681 

9230 
12,372 
18,134 

7440 
22,418 
19,685 

8477 



A'alue. 



43 04 
59 94 

44 47 
46 08 
46 52 
46 53 
33 83 



23,017 
6165 
2193 
5986 

14,925 
7550 

14,467 



^2 38, 708 

148,113 

248,948 

77,742 

102,399 

121,263 

136,289 

99,223 

201,067 

215,230 

141,026 

76,222 

61,929 

54,461 

139,742 

204,563 

297,418 

106,420 

121,102 

80,001 

85,688 

223,530 

87,501 

151,904 

173,643 

100,083 

48,445 

199,723 

80,112 

24,212 

47,479 

146,063 

86,362 

110,024 



10,608 
4481 
2705 
5938 
4607 



428,863 
220,612 
101,915 
242,861 
177,549 



44 28 
49 23 

37 67 
40 90 

38 54 



20,661 
13,423 
5982 
13,985 
10,059 



205,107 
122,292 

55^975 
143,799 

63,163 



7728 
9102 
2730 

ir),<)69 

2271 
8143 
4941 
2227 
3479 
6777 
9929 
2621 
7799 
6216 



Total I 532,247 



223,011 
434,825 
131,369 
468,313 
107,282 
302,744 
222,555 
137,538 
167,244 
222,624 
416,425 
112,470 
237,366 
237,098 



28 86 

47 77 

48 12 
42 69 

47 24 

37 18 
45 04 
61 76 

48 07 

38 53 

41 94 

42 91 
30 43 
38 14 



19,733 
16,583 

8336 
21,358 

4591 
18,746 
15,277 
11,177 

9537 
17,369 
32,055 

7220 
18,984 
12,706 



147,695 
160,383 

68,301 
228,087 

41,525 
152,616 
142,409 
115,768 
100,714 
137,215 
328,919 

84,240 
150,859 
116,054 



21,404,3511 40 211 1,337,565 12,371,600! 9 25 



07 
Statement — Continued. 



County. 



Adams 

City of Quincy. 
Alexander . . . . 

Bond 

Boone 

Brown 

Bureau ....... 

Calhoun 

Carroll 

Cass 

Champaign . . . . 

Christian 

Clark 

Clay 

Clinton 

Coles 

Cook 

Crawford 

Cumberland . . 

Be Kalb 

De Witt 

Douglas 

Du Page 

Edgar .' . . 

Edwards 

Effingham. . . . 

Fayette 

Ford 

Franklin . . . . , 

Fulton 

Gallatin 

Greene 

Grundy 

Hamilton . . . . , 

Hancock 

Hardin 

Henderson . . . , 

Henry 

Iroquois 

Jackson 

Jasper 

Jeiferson 

Jersey 

Jo Daviess. . . . 

Johnson 

Kane 

Kankakee 

Kendall 

Knox 

Lake 

La Salle 

Lawrence ... 

Lee 

Livingston . . . . 

Logan 

Macon , 



Mules and Asses. 



No. 



26 
89 
288 
8 
SI 5 
224 
113 



Value. 



$80,437 

1545 

4965 

15,130 

300 

'7844 

'7657 

10,295 



Average 
value. 



$48 02 
59 42 
55 78 
52 53 
37 50 
24 90 
35 08 
91 10 



Sheep. 



No. 



13,667 



Value. 



688 
5606 
5479 
6495 
3370 

973 



$13,287 



701 
5606 
5538 
6495 
3241 
1824 



Average 
value. 



704 
181 
553 
545 
350 
465 
290 

74 
173 
100 

71 
155 
181 

15 
268 
153 
1()6 
293 

16 
406 
299 
221 
763 

51 
184 
932 

64 
304 
262 

85 
257 
113 
767 
606 

98 
278 

48 
143 

95 
420 

20 
137 
220 

56 
117 
458 
448 



40,450 

8412 

25,250 

21,800 

21,890 

27,050 

21,305 

4564 

9145 

557 

1566 

7473 

13,405 

460 

13,615 

10,555 

5232 

17,989 

895 

24,938 

14,672 

12,277 

58,965 

2495 

10,730 

44,217 

3990 

17,920 

9176 

4550 

13,295 

5065 

39,479 

28,729 

2929 

17,135 

1810 

5650 

3123 

18,821 

890 

5787 

1797 

1563 

5495 

20,566 

22.820 



57 45 

46 47 
45 66 
40 00 
62 54 

58 17 

73 67 
61 67 

52 86 
55 75 
22 06 

48 21 

74 06 
30 66 

50 80 
68 99 

49 36 
61 93 
55 94 

61 42 
49 07 
55 55 
77 28 
48 92 
58 31 

47 44 

62 34 
58 94 
35 02 

53 53 

51 73 

43 93 
51 47 
47 40 
29 89 
61 63 
37 71 
39 51 
32 87 

44 81 
44 50 
42 24 



27 91 
46 96 
44 90 
50 94 



3390 
2900 
3632 

14,565 
730(1 
298(1 
9354 
5255 

11,267 
5437 
3693 
6367 
3818 

17,319 

17,432 
8316 
4202 
8967 
75 
7657 

20,921 
3548 
8906 
365 
5522 
7933 
2439 
3199 
2168 
2688 
4045 
6743 

11,205 
2413 
2131 
4488 

13,315 
3374 
5006 
6769 

20,730 
2956 
5201 
1755 
1358 
8263 
4447 



3411 
4(»52 
3952 

14,580 
73(»(t 
2915 

10,819 
56(Ki 

11,267 
5622 
3644 
5510 
4722 

16,925 

17,196 

11,889 

4207 

8967 

75 

7570 

24,905 
3548 
9130 
359 
5522 
7748 
2472 
3385 
2953 
3794 
4046 
6743 

11,205 
2421 
1980 
4488 

13,340 
3778 
3700 
6961 

18,925 
2902 
5560 
1951 
1507 
8375 
4466 



68 



Statement — Continued. 



County. 



Macoiipiu . . 
Madison . . . . 

Marion 

Marshall . . . , 

Mason 

Massac . . . . . 
McDonough 
McHenry . . . 
McLean . . . . 
Menard . . . . 

Mercer 

Monroe . . . . 
Montgomery. 
Morgan . . . . 
Moultrie . . . 

Ogle 

Peoria 

Perrj 

Piatt 

Pike 

Pope 

Pulaski 

Putnam 

Randolph . . . 
Richland . . . . 
Rock Island. 

Saline 

Sangamon . . 
Schuyler. . . . 

Scott 

Shelby 

Stark 

St. Clair 

Stephenson . 
Tazewell . . . 

Union 

Vermilion . . 
Wabash . . . . 

Warren 

Washington 

Wayne 

White 

Whiteside . . 

Will , 

Williamson . 
Winnebago . 
Woodford . . 



Mules and Asses. 



No. 



1401 
941 
563 
142 
893 
209 
660 
54 
380 
581 
332 
289 
^735 

1016 
122 
108 
349 
391 



1159 
182 
50 
86 
331 
194 
122 



Value. 



869,959 
'78,311 
28,358 

36,560 
15,298 
37,250 

1^.0 
24,025 
35,990 
15,777 
16,645 
21,910 
61,420 

7451 

2760 
16,673 
35,700 

4950 
61,875 
14,682 

2820 

1755 
24,695 
12,295 

5146 



Average 
value. 



83 22 
50 37 
36 51 
40 94 
'73 19 

56 44 
34 26 
63 22 
61 94 
47 52 

57 59 
29 81 

60 45 

61 07 
25 55 
47 '77 
91 30 



53 39 
80 67 
56 40 
48 75 
74 61 
63 37 
42 18 



Sheep. 



No. 



9344 
3561 
8168 
938 
1512 
2504 
8629 
19,275 
11,568 
5251 
2433 
1360 
8930 
6508 
8447 
3912 
3524 
5500 



11,765 
47 92 
716 
1324 
4727 
6471 
1903 



Value. 



$10,106 
;4 
8183 
766 
1520 
2505 
8757 

18,696 

12,491 
5251 
2352 

11,595 
8.31 
8134 
8447 
3878 
3746 
6504 
170* 

11,329 
6065 
710 
1331 
5134 
6647 
1970 



Average 
value. 



1295 

347 

359 

304 

92 



66,450 
19,025 
23,905 
12,535 
4061 



51 31 
54 83 
66 59 
41 23 
44 14 



29,762 
8289 
3718 

17,200 
1628 



30,792 
8239 
3724 

17,204 
1264 



Total. 



90 
352 
328 
133 
139 
735 
668 
268 
320 
109 
109 
294 

77 
150 



2715 

23,275 

19,360 

7528 

6678 

31,741 

37,075 

12,210 

17,930 

4178 

4945 

13,780 

2467 

7362 



SO 17 
66 12 
59 02 
56 60 

48 04 
43 19 

55 50 
45 56 

56 03 
38 33 

45 36 

46 87 
32 04 

49 08 



5522 
5419 
5608 

21,911 
4255 
8187 
5743 

11,780 
9150 
1164 
7407 
7245 
5520 
2675 



5562 
6297 
5607 

24,624 
4255 
8148 
5743 

11,840 
9256 
1133 
8156 
8980 
5871 
2148 



32,6921 1,740,307 53 23 



647,337 



682,082 



69 



Statement — Continued. 



Hogs. 



County. 



Adams 

City of Quincy 
Alexander . . . . 

Bond 

Boone 

Brown 

Bureau 

Calhoun 

Carroll 

Cass 

Champaign. . . . 

Christian 

Clark 

Clay 

Clinton 

Coles 

Cook 

C awford 

Cumberland . . . 

Be Kalb 

De Witt 

Doug as 

Du Page 

Edgar 

Edwards 

Effingham 

Fayette 

Ford 

Franklin 

Fulton 

Gallatin 

Greene 

Grundy 

Hamilton 

Hancock 

Hardin 

Henderson . . . . 

Henry 

Iroquois 

Jackson 

Jasper 

Jefferson 

Jersey 

Jo Daviess . . . . 

Johnson 

Kane 

Kankakee 

Kendall 

Knox 

Lake 

La Salle 

Lawrence 

Lee 

Livingston . . . . 
Logan 



Ko. 



Value. 



48,820 
73 

4041 
14,632 

4360 
15, 14 
16,112 

8172 



19,501 
18,477 
15,099 
13,202 
15,056 
17,287 
24,619 

; 582 
14,270 
10,750 

81 
19,506 
12,326 

5-. 8 < 
32,440 

7405 
11,966 
19,482 

1257 
22 222 
53^234 
15,793 
26,999 

3952 

8199 
31,584 

6435 
17,137 
14,811 
12,084 
21,976 
11,10^ 
26,423 
14,323 
13,803 
14,86:9 

7671 

6275 

6716 
37,385 

622-6 
16,856 
12,259 

7362 

6978 
24.517 



^72,825 

1090 

4690 

16,574 

8551 

23,461 

17,581 

16,627 



29,686 
24,067 
23,467 
26,404 
17,971 
18,561 
48,248 
18,614 
15,653 
12,527 

8721 
22,183 
25,364 

9656 
55,411 
11,131 
11,966 
25,586 

2005 
20,092 
80,191 
18,661 
57,030 

5604 
14,535 
40,726 

9320 
32,085 
15,278 
19,696 
22,304 
11,109 
28,166 
23,753 
16,952 
16,442 

8289 

7059 
10,774 
50,627 

8614 
21,617 
18,808 
10,992 

8415 
13,692 



Average 
value. 



%l 49 

14 93 

1 16 

1 13 



1 09 

2 03 



1 07 
1 96 
1 94 
1 09 
1 16 



1 
1 

2 

1 

1 
1 
1 (M) 



31 
59 
90 
50 
18 
11 
42 
77 
29 
45 
8 

03 
63 
01 
00 
1 07 



1 28 



1 21 

2 1« 



Carriages and Wagons. 



N.). 



4878 

320 

263 

1321 

1415 

1158 

3844 

589 



1549 
1764 
1296 
1850 
1154 
1460 
1594 
6000 
1193 

722 
2561 
1590 

998 
2228 
2498 

828 

736 
1394 

257 

786 
4443 

693 
1966 
1354 

599 
3799 

217 
1472 
3078 
1643 

985 

907 
1036 
1549 
2397 

572 
2988 
1913 
1915 
4057 
2267 
5346 

905 
2213 
1609 
1631 



Value. 



A erage 
value. 



f 119,454 
14,146 
8769 
39,928 
28,438 
34,102 
82,238 
20,466 



43,808 
49,715 
36,562 
55,500 
43,299 
38,001 
59,475 

159,198 
25,991 
21,330 
49,019 
47,120 
37,595 
44,506 
86,201 
31,847 
22 293 
42^357 
7740 
26,496 

125,407 
25,374 
81,120 
31,318 
19,780 
96,445 
6407 
47,625 
75,329 
41,387 
29,553 
23,275 
44,504 
53,639 
40,550 
19,320 
60,807 
40,619 
24,708 

106,250 
37,660 

101,053 
29,382 
44,435 
36,116 
67,196 



?24 49 
44 20 

33 34 
30 22 

20 09 
29 45 

21 39 

34 75 



28 28 
28 07 

28 21 
30 00 
37 52 
26 03 
37 31 
26 53 
21 78 

29 68 
19 14 

29 63 

37 67 

19 9Y 
34 51 

38 46 

30 29 
30 38 
30 11 
33 71 

28 22 
36 61 

41 26 

23 13 

33 02 
25 39 

29 52 

32 35 

24 47 

25 19 

30 00 

25 66 

42 95 

34 63 
16 91 

33 77 

20 35 

21 23 
12 90 

26 19 
16 61 
IS 90 
32 47 
20 08 

22 44 
41 19 



TO 
Statement — Continued. 



Hogs. 



Couutv. 



Maeon 

Macoupin . . . 
Madison . . . . 

Marion 

Marshall . . . , 

Mason 

Massac. 

McDonough , 
Mclienry. . . . 

McLean 

Menard 

Mercer 

Monroe . . . , 
Montgomery. 

Morgan 

Moultrie . . . . 

Ogle 

Peoria 

Perry 

Piatt 

Pike 

Pope 

Pulaski 

Putnam . . . . 
Randolph . . . 
Richland. . . . 
Rock Island. 

Saline 

Sangamon. . . 
Schuyler . . . . 

Scott 

Shelby 

Stark'. 

St. Clair 

Stephenson. . 
Tazewell . . . . 

Union 

Vermilion . . . 

Wa))ash 

Warren 

Washington . 

Wavne 

White 

Whiteside. . . 

Will 

Williamson. . 
Winnebago. . 
Woodford. . . 

Total 



Xo. 



21,707 
33,67-2 
29,506 
17,-iOl 
10,650 

8514 
11,359 
30,950 
10,545 
35,065 
19,199 
23,628 
10,795 
16,413 
38,364 
15,108 
17,246 
27,809 

8344 



49,923 
12,975 
5918 
5107 
17,562 
10,011 
13,435 



Value. 



§30,233 
39,677 
60,0 r. 
21,196 
14,764 
12,071 
15,000 
39,033 
15,936 
60,48 
55,237 
29,676 
15,668 
16,468 
78,558 
20,285 
17,397 
39,790 
10,384 
12,785 
55,662 
20,924 
6563 
7260 
19,993 
12,939 
16,475 



Average 
value. 



)l 39 

1 18 

2 03 
1 22 

36 
41 
32 



Carriages and Wagons. 



Xo. 



2 87 
1 25 



1 14 



1670 
3284 
3490 
1396 
1996 
1290 

467 
2746 
2992 
4931 
1434 
1967 
1703 
1745 
2524 

920 
3387 
3590 

840 



Value. 



3789 
465 
286 
979 

1861 
854 

2164 



$28,910 
85,046 

230,315 
48,211 
44,241 
36,047 
16,475 
77,535 
55,845 

121,830 
51,865 
54,929 
35,708 
38,544 
87,350 
35,167 
47,971 

101,649 
26,727 
24,825 

112,850 
15,586 
9358 
29,133 
70,970 
34,. 544 
51,909 



40,538 
24,400 
14,312 
26,162 
9493 



63,292 
34,446 
15,653 
34,135 

8580 



1 56 
1 41 
1 09 
1 30 
90 



3109 
1912 
1075 
1802 
1396 



113,250 
58,560 
33,712 
63,146 
34,188 



18,098 
25,585 
18,109 
38,631 

5803 
34,588 
20,999 
19,229 
25,297 
10,459 

9361 
23,240 

8550 
15,883 

1,725,328 



20,705 
42,667 
17,877 
63,192 
10,988 
56,840 
21,786 
26,723 
30,163 
17,918 
12,351 
40,708 
12,110 
20,989 

2,495,042 



1 
1 

1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 19 



1 71 
1 32 
1 75 
1 42 
1 32 



3074 
3105 
1134 
3007 

940 
2880 
1558 
1206 
1229 
2281 
353(.) 

940 
3181 
2090 



1 44' 190,019 



61,095 
110,136 
40,407 
93,929 
32,222 
79,150 
46,885 
36,553 
44,147 
51,006 
86,503 
31,380 
63,985 
54,981 

5,293,622 



71 

Statement — Continued. 



County. 


Cloc 


vs and Watches. 


Pianos. 


Goods and 
MerchMi.se. 


No. 


Value. 


Average 
value. 


No. 


Value. 


Average 
value. 


Value. 


Adams 


8460 

31)8 

313 

504 

1358 

1053 

3240 

368 




$12,852 
7959 
46: '4 
4266 
28.11 
4653 
9505 
3466 


$ 3 43 
20 00 
14 71 

8 46 
2 13 
4 42 
2 93 

9 42 


25 
53 

4 
11 
33 

3 
117 

2 


$2100 

7335 

975 

1230 

29o4 

420 

5306 

90 


% 84 00 

138 40 

243 75 

111 82 

90 42 

140 00 

45 35 

45 00 


$ 62,965 
205,930 
62,550 
61,105 
30,153 
31,330 
72,193 
16,520 


City of Quincv. . . 

Alexander 

Bond 

Boone 

Brown 


Bureau 


Calhoun 


Carroll 


Cass 


1430 
1655 

950 
1675 

950 
1069 

910 
2845 

694 

619 
2496 
1396 

749 
1847 
2224 

686 

796 
1142 

248 

640 
3828 

649 
1421 

929 

536 
3597 

211 
1301 
2794 
1357 

845 

817 
2143 
1008 
1784 

552 
3306 
1135 

621 
3281 
1579 
3959 

798 
2268 
1391 


9527 

11,121 
7395 
8375 
6124 
4454 

14,672 

39,643 
4122 
2926 
5330 
8127 
4951 
3431 

12,794 
3686 
3359 
4781 
1649 
3657 

15,875 
6100 

11,408 
3911 
3032 

16,359 
1723 
5986 
9785 
6625 
5629 
3664 

55,011 
6009 
5611 
3783 
8765 
6929 
1890 

15,820 
3380 

15,427 
4313 
6196 
5961 


6 66 

6 61 

7 78 

5 00 

6 45 

4 17 
16 12 
13 93 

5 94 

4 72 

2 13 

5 82 

6 61 

1 85 
5 75 

5 37 
4 22 

4 19 

6 65 

5 71 
4 15 
9 40 

8 03 

4 21 

5 65 
4 55 
8 16 
4 60 

3 50 

4 88 

6 66 

4 48 
25 67 

5 96 
3 14 

6 85 

2 65 
6 10 

3 04 

4 82 

2 14 

3 90 

5 40 
2 73 

4 28 


28 

48 
4 

17 
6 
9 

24 


3070 
3157 
550 
1700 
1150 
1380 
3415 


109 64 
65 77 
137 50 
100 00 
191 66 
153 33 
142 29 


55,890 
80,121 
.:52,625 
81,220 
47,255 
48,185 
133,023 
2 613 349 


Champaign 

Christian 

Clark 

Clay 

Clinton 

Coles 

Cook 










'H> 580 


Cumberland . . . . 








17 310 


De Kalb 


33 

3 

9 

53 

23 

12 

1 

7 

2 


1970 

190 

1325 

1282 

3985 

985 

55 

810 

300 


59 69 
63 33 

147 22 
24 19 

173 26 
82 08 
55 00 

115 71 

150 00 


53,959 
32,106 
35,356 
37,439 
89,480 
23,550 
18,692 
44,622 
2,800 


DeWitt 

Douglas 

Du Page 

Edgar 


Edwards 

Favette 


Ford 


Franklin 


12,420 




37 
21 
20 
39 


3652 
2740 
2605 
6260 


98 70 
130 48 
130 25 
160 51 


126,435 


Gallatin 


lnO,7(i(» 


Greene 


92,480 


Grundv 


44,910 




12,8.50 


Hancock 

Hardin 

Henderson 

Henrv 


49 

1 

12 

76 

18 

2 

2 

6 

37 

74 


3865 

100 

1535 

4770 

1315 

150 

275 

1235 

2475 

4250 


78 88 

100 00 

127 91 

62 76 

73 05 

75 00 

137 50 

205 83 

66 89 

57 43 


127,709 
28,860 
54,790 
95,901 


Iroquois 


36,343 


Jackson- 

Jasper 


55,880 
19,630 


Jersey 


36,920 
50,130 


Jo Daviess 


254,379 
16,700 


Kane 


164 
22 
28 
80 
48 

164 

3 

85 

15 


9265 
1790 

853 

7923 

1650 

11,898 

300 
3996 
1 500 


56 49 
81 36 
30 46 
99 04 
34 37 
72 .65 

100 00 
47 01 

100 00 


102,850 


Kankakee 

Kendall 


69,555 
30,618 


Knox 


162,199 


La Salle 


27,888 
178,398 


Lawrence 

Lee 


26,247 
54,805 


Livingston 


37,581 



'TO, 



Statement — Continued. 





Clocks and Watcher. 


Pianos. 


Goods and 
Merch'dise. 


County. 


Xo. 


Value. 


Average 
value. 


No. 


Value. 


Average 
value. 


Value. 


T/nf;in 


1219 
1526 
2550 
3860 
1607 
1957 
1083 

655 
2709 
2950 
3921 
1141 
1789 
1129 
1403 
1128 

746 
3179 
2764 

611 


$8964 
9.; 15 

10,524 

19,010 

10,397 
76y3 
5497 
1858 

15,567 
7722 

26,940 
8669 
9127 
2855 
5854 

13,496 
4733 
8619 

14,675 
3579 
3784 

15,935 
3488 
2918 
3634 

10,024 
6826 

12,302 


$7 35 
6 10 
4 13 

4 92 
6 47 

3 93 

5 07 
2 84 

5 74 
2 62 

6 87 

7 60 

5 10 
2 53 

4 17 
11 96 

6 34 
2 71 

5 31 
5 86 


19 
34 
43 
97 

8 
31 
17 

7 

17 
63 
87 

9 
11 

8 

15 

105 

1 
44 
81 

2 


$2840 

4340 

4186 

12,015 

1050 

1950 

1887 

1390 

2255 

5380 

9836 

1150 

865 

740 

1460 

14,455 

260 

2775 

9965 

200 

150 

3410 

650 

475 

2020 

627 

1660 

6955 


$149 47 

127 65 

97 35 

123 86 

131 25 

62 90 
111 00 
198 57 

132 64 
85 40 

113 05 

127 77 

78 63 

92 50 

97 33 

137 66 

260 00 

63 07 
123 03 
100 00 

97 43 
130 00 
158 50 

80 80 

69 66 
166 00 

91 51 


$82,330 
98,685 


Macon 


Macoupin 

Madison 

Marion 


108,701 

481,900 

91,790 


Marshall 

Mason 


63,120 
56,742 




39,445 


McDonough 

McHenr, 


121,774 
66,919 


McLean 


183,890 




54,250 




67,915 


Monroe 


33,970 


Montgomery 

Morgan 


54,355 
238,800 


Moultrie 

Oo-le 


17,355 
94,739 




391,260 


Perrv 

Piatt 


44,510 
21,200 


Pike 


3296 

527 

345 

850 

2176 

1118 

2O90 


4 83 
6 62 
8 46 
4 27 

4 60 
6 10 

5 37 


35 
5 
3 

25 
9 

10 

76 


166,098 


Pope 


43,093 


Pulaski 


30,570 


Putnam 


30,155 


Randolph 

Richland 

Rock Island 


112,830 

50,502 

136,980 


Sangamon 

Schuyler 

Scott 


2331 
1629 
462 
1404 
1261 


23,135 
9939 
4085 
9404 
4121 


9 92 
6 10 

8 84 
6 70 
3 27 


107 
25 

8 
12 

9 


15,820 

3398 

1150 

1390 

775 


147 85 
135 92 
143 75 
115 83 
86 33 


369,438 
45,155 
39,353 


Shelby 


78,088 


Stark 


18,090 


^1- ri-iif 




Stephenson 

Tazewell 

Union 


2919 
2203 
1195 
2513 

768 
2108 

921 

995 
1070 
2170 
2967 

730 
2905 
1921 


8847 

14,642 
886 1 

14,818 
4452 

10,292 
3627 
6169 
7554 
9377 

14,790 
5228 

10,652 
8477 


3 03 

6 64 

7 41 
5 89 
5 80 

4 88 

3 94 

5 20 
7 06 

4 32 
4 99 
7 16 

3 66 

4 41 


52 

42 
7 

22 
8 

22 
5 
5 
8 

63 
111 


4150 

5135 

1025 

2485 

870 

2560 

445 

370 

865 

4665 

9788 


79 81 

122 26 

146 43 

112 91 

108 75 

116 36 

89 00 

74 00 

108 12 

74 05 

88 18 


105,123 

125,775 

73,640 


Vermilion 

^\ abash 


104,790 
28,552 


Warren 

Washington 

^Vavne 


79,315 
50,885 
22,737 


White 


68,260 


Whiteside 

Will 


90,763 
115,080 


Williamson 

Winnebago 

Woodford 


62,875 


124 
11 


8603 
1005 


69 38 
91 36 


112,098 
55,512 


Total 


158,626 


870,987 


5 49 


3033 


279,611 


92 19 


10,495,901 



73 
Statement — Continued. 



County. 



Bankers' 
property. 



Value. 



Adams 

City of Quiney. . 

Alexander 

Bond 

Boone 

Brown 

Bureau 

Calhoun 

Carroll 

Cass 

Champaign 

Christian 

Clark 

Clay 

Clinton 

Coles 

Cook 

Crawford 

Cumberland .... 

De Kalb 

Be Witt 

Douglas 

Du Page 

Edgar 

Edwards 

Effingham 

Fayette 

Ford 

Franklin 

Fulton 

Gallatin 

Greene 

Grundy 

Hamilton 

Hancock 

Hardin 

Henderson ..... 

Henry 

Iroquois 

Jackson , 

Jasper , 

Jefferson , 

Jersey 

Jo Daviess . 

Johnson 

Kane 

Kankakee 

Kendall 

Knox 

Lake 

La Salle 

Lawrence 

Lee 

Livingston .... 

Logan 

Macon 

Law Yol. 



$26,250 



14,000 
1,065 



6,000 
14,994 



480 



50,000 
1,835,509 



200 



51,271 
50,500 
51,000 



51,000 
6,150 



100,000 
4,500 



Manufact'd 
articles. 



Value. 



$9,726 
28,600 

1,657 
11,635 

1,725 
10,918 

3,430 

1,031 



13,000 

89,000 

854 



7,000 
20,000 



100,400 
325 



650 
2,000 
6,000 



54,500 



19,790 
14,994 
11,890 
12,356 
2,065 
800 
13,295 



7,070 

760 

3,020 

3,263 

1,170 

5,496 

11,836 

1,350 

1,520 

29,466 

122 

2,315 

9,129 

14,445 

12,640 

3,455 

1,350 

18,954 

15,510 

1,275 

6,105 

4,896 

7,750 



Moneys and 
credits. 



Value. 



H82,281 
228,605 

15,306 
140,427 

74,940 
106,526 
134,399 

77,395 



670 
16,905 
17,385 



—10 



20,200 
5,972 
1,782 
8,353 
3,135 

30,057 

507 

1,607 

1,210 

6,425 

12,956 



150,277 
359,648 

84,385 
138,527 
142,485 

87,946 
262,682 



16,050 
9,093 

153,489 

121,794 
78,315 
94,859 

284,902 

103,744 
14,785 
38,158 
23,894 
32,135 

365,449 
48,295 

348,490 
64,128 
18,555 

225,887 
18,173 
80,415 

152,861 
65,971 

136,568 
32,144 

105,766 

144,873 
69,070 
38,608 

205,310 

165,667 
96,269 

361,183 
78,370 

217,213 
49,139 
78,151 
67,269 

346,133 
68,786 



Bonds, 

stocks, &c. 



Value. 



4,250 
2,500 



125 
3,453 



8,535 
600 



204 

200 

50 

6,050 



187,000 



805 
4,500 



2,825 



Unenumcr- 
ated prop- 
erty. 



Deductions 



Value. 



$166,100 

140,926 

88,215 

74,179 

38,991 

74,864 

147,837 

105.915 



34,035 
1,084,027 



75 
6,145 



2,000 
800 



1,000 



200 
629 



4,400 



470 

20,000 

9,325 

1,150 



54,765 

112,000 
27,538 

120,313 
92,132 

187,811 

169,249 
1,303,905 
55,020 
36,990 
63,661 
67,607 
74; 114 
62,519 

166,493 
46,136 
37,091 
55,089 
14,872 
53,839 

209,308 
92,329 
92,058 
69,242 
34,510 

149,751 

2,720 

55,329 

103,652 
79,845 
94,592 
45,869 
74,932 
63,654 
83,401 
67,676 

149,224 
75,575 
43,962 

179,021 
29,867 

211,665 

166,163 
70,136 
59,913 

129,474 

240,783 



74: 

Statement — Continued. 



County. 



Macoupin . . . 
Madison . . . . , 

Marion 

Marshall . . , . 

Mason 

Massac 

McDonough . 
McHenry . . . 

McLean .... 

Menard 

Mercer 

Monroe 

Montgomery 

Morgan 

Moultrie .... 

Ogle 

Peoria 

Perry 

Piatt 

Pike 

Pope 

Pulaski 

PutnarH 

Randolph . . . 
Richland . . . . 
Rock Island . 

Saline 

Sangamon . . 

Schuyler. . . . 

Scott 

Shelby 

Stark 

St. Clair. . . . 

Stephenson . 

Tazewell . . . , 

Union 

Vermilion. . , 

Wabash . . . 

Warren .... 

Washington 

Wajne 

White 

Whiteside. . 

Will 

Williamson . 

Winnebago . 

Woodford. . 



Bankers' 
property. 



Value. 



112,500 
78,000 



1,050 



5,000 



Manufact'd Moneys and 
articles. credits. 



Value. 



j 11,750 
I 150,500 



5,000 



112,000 



19,810 
46,700 



76,835 



71,427 
101,450 



$5135 
343,580 

1180 
10,134 
12,683 

1029 
10,035 

3848 

10,904 

5150 
8527 
2390 
2615 
23,590 



Value. 



Bonds, 
stocks, &;c. 



Value. 



24,392 

46,018 

3100 



250 



14,889 
7085 
7390 
2879 

14,175 
5175 

42,890 



35,587 

16,969 

6390 

1350 

296 



20,200 



11,000 
64,000 
60,000 



250,150 

880,546 

1,300 

60,800 
100,000 

42,000 



13,664 
8947 
2970 

13,923 
6047 
2816 
2860 
1056 
7315 

15,982 
8922 



$163,463 

380,457 

96,676 

103,318 

69,680 

52,400 

218,488 

156,518 

494,092 

221,202 

262,687 

134,686 

99,560 

506,754 

61,263 

187,659 

252,805 

27,039 

64,101 

701,501 

55,926 

14,906 

99,118 

95,824 

126,911 

223,390 



7,200 
4750 



730 
100 



1175 
1100 



Unenumer- 
ated prop- 
erty. 



Value. 



617,364 
178,075 
124,604 
277,100 
109,771 



26,650 



100 
74,432 



940 
3300 
2200 



2600 



26,442 
1960 



Deductions. 



$132,294 
81,420 
93,597 
87,240 
41,158 
56,493 
141,594 
83,725 

236,299 

90,444 

128,410 
70,812 
68,401 

165,624 
49,240 

104,668 

388,536 
59,774 
44,787 

219,524 
41,193 
87,238 
66,698 

168,858 
66,878 

268,275 



15,885 
5513 



Total 4,728,9161 1,209,231 15,674,380 



168;596 
242,172 
153,528 
462,331 

78,900 
185,055 
132,848 

74,406 

62,135 
144,478 
261,241 

85,780 
119,742 
220,040 



50,845 

8000 

644 

5265 



1367 
240 
1,241 
2300 
5544 



688,213 
112,915 

33,791 
125,457 

53,115 



400 
216 



1,645,928 



115,891 

254,210 

91,071 

287,820 

32,346 

106,681 

74,928 

41,435 

68,956 

102,771 

157,622 

62,300 

175,368 

106,771 



12,031,555 



$64,065 
30,113 
4287 
30,069 
20,150 
2526 
94,206 
40,690 

107,793 

26,888 

120,028 

7345 

20,178 
165,828 



40,210 
48,590 



125,634 

3879 

19,664 

8670 

20,784 

26,669 

160,389 



81,340 
46,191 



67,307 
30,390 



36,102 
44,677 
14,410 
79,441 

9462 
48,092 

4166 
21,278 
20 

34,446 
84,101 
91,470 



56,319 



4,965,137 



Statement — Continued. 



County. 



Adams 

City of Quincy 
Alexander .... 

Bond 

Boone 

BroTvn 

Bureau 

Calhoun 

Carroll 

Cass 

Champaign . . . 

Christian 

Clark 

Clay 

Clinton 

Coles 

Cook 

Crawford 

Cumberland . . . 

De Kalb 

De Witt 

Douglas 

Du Page 

Edgar 

Edwards 

Effingham . . . . 

Fayette 

Ford 

Franklin 

Fulton 

Gallatin 

Greene 

Grundy 

Hamilton 

Hancock 

Hardin 

Henderson. . . . 

Henry 

Iroquois 

Jackson 

Jasper 

Jefferson 

Jersey 

Jo Daviess. . . . 

Johnson 

Kane 

Kankakee . . . . 

Kendall 

Knox 

Lake 

La Salle 

Lawrence 

Lee 

Livingston .... 

Logan 

Macon 

Macoupin 

Madison 



Total value of 
personal 
property. 



$1,583,6'75 
692,612 
288,654 
619,124 
424,542 
508,014 
978,863 
459,570 



Railroad 
property. 



$44,994 



144,202 

106,000 
718,809 



Lands. 



$4,313,584 



651,117 
962,090 
463,367 
746,725 
614,357 
717,820 

1,226,670 

6,629,440 
575,272 
257,617 
642,228 
558,860 
514,828 
639,108 

1,292,574 
462,397 
263,725 
566,305 
105,214 
456,215 

1,599,842 
700,941 

1,298,183 
451,371 
404,545 

1,225,601 
157,238 
583,005 
525,408 
567,912 
577,064 
277,977 
675,741 
652,428 
793,837 
328,366 

1,112,787 
492,830 
477,655 

1,558,486 
515,781 

1,522,011 
494,726 
560,786 
498,744 

1,121,052 
817,733 

1,169,357 

2,433,766 



103,887 



200,000 
1,938,517 



152,265 
30,000 



227,491 
108,373 



1,595 



54,339 



168,805 



406,023 
22,200 



12,507 



359,223 



109,395 
365,204 
138,132 
383,013 
200,000 
160,153 
220,864 
123,606 



642,442 
1,113,620 

877,352 

902,433 
2,822,943 

749,245 



Town lots. Total value of 
real and per- 
sonal proper- 

ty. 



$242,607 

3,704,839 

1,233,204 

113,573 

182,228 

121,898 

374,212 

13,788 



265,043 
272,137 



1,739,936 
2,735,302 
1,522,121 
1,122,476 
1,125,118 
1,927,135 
2,345,408 
5,401,455 
1,297,819 
1,074,264 
1,961,347 
1,382,299 
1,488,052 
1,558,379 
3,354,958 

577,155 

900,521 
1,145,821 

786,930 

823,476 
3,800,005 

708,207 
2,113,905 
1,535,321 

823,369 
4,626,223 

348,767 
1,119,312 
3,107,910 
2,249,957 
1,094,813 

942,672 
1,451,520 
1,502,582 
1,566,650 

482,018 
1,754,572 
1,656,728 
1,101,307 
3,880,675 
1,296,568 
3,949,473 
1,226,116 
1,905,695 
2,175,604 
3,086,480 
1,957,950 
3,279,177 
3,989,085 



342,189 
280,169 
199,985 
230,240 
119,239 
247,916 
483,315 
25,300,313 
104,955 

24,170 
199,181 
168,443 

60,322 
138,671 
286,055 

61,302 

88,009 
107,491 

21,750 

26,085 
698,041 
205,150 
214,115 
370,332 

39,305 
incl'd in I'ds 

29,775 
217,600 
435,498 
171,860 
195,859 

49,117 

79,477 
211,448 
982,327 

23,995 
935,-542 
371,174 

72,320 

1,216,181 

308,819 

1,834,471 

73,990 
403,841 
112,479 
529,403 
690,885 
541,178 
2,128,809 



$6,184,860 
4,397,451 
2,114,300 
1,846,317 
1,628,324 
1,638,345 
4,894,827 
1,222,603 
1,801,702 
2,733,242 
3,977,561 
2,185,473 
2,099,441 
1,962,601 
2,892,871 
4,255,393 
39,269,725 
1,978,046 
1,356,051 
2,955,021 
2,139,602 
2,063,202 
2,563,649 
5,041,960 
1,100,864 
1,252,255 
1,821,212 

913,894 
1,305,776 
6,152,227 
1,614,298 
3,626,203 
2,525,829 
1,267,219 
5,851,824 

535,780 
1,919,917 
4,474,839 
3,011,929 
1,867,736 
1,269,766 
2,206,738 
2,378,965 
3,342,814 

834,379 
4,162,124 
2,520,782 
1,760,677 
7,020,546 
2,259,300 
7,688,968 
1,994,832 
3,030,475 
3,007,691 
4,860,541 
3,466,568 
5,254,755 
8,823,797 



76 
Statement — Continued. 



County. 



Marion 

Marshall. . . . 

Mason 

Massac 

McDonough. 
McHenry . . . 
McLean .... 
Menard .... 

Mercer 

Monroe .... 
Montgomery. 

Morgan 

Moultrie .... 

Ogle_ 

Peoria 

Perry 

Piatt 

Pike 

Pope 

Pulaski .... 
Putnam .... 
RandolplTi . . . 
Richland. . . . 
Rock Island . 

Saline 

Sangamon . . 
Schuyler. . . . 

Scott 

Shelby 

Stark 

St. Clair 

Sttephenson . 
Tazewell . . . 

Union 

Vermilion. . 
Wabash . . . 

Warren 

Washington 

Wayne 

White 

Whiteside . . . 

Will 

Williomson . 
Winnebago . 
Woodford. .. 



Total 



Total value of 
personal pro- 
perty. 



Railroad 
property. 



1$V22,927 
570,929 
390,352 
314,562 

1,009,478 
823,061 

2,049,680 
849,083 
842,497 
565,425 
553,822 

1,698,143 
431,840 
899,098 

1,852,336 
458,329 
329,018 

1,981,698 
382,932 
199,303 
425,807 
951,336 
505,202 
956,195 
936,160 

2,703,863 
786,394 
447,330 
949,162 
444,583 

1,434,420 
861,152 

1,434,632 
607,606 

1,698,043 
413,920 

1,019,866 
739,247 
714,917 

1,455,928 
771,264 

1,406,885 
516,271 
957,396 
779,846 



88,288,094 



1136,500 
79,310 



393,580 
310,060 
355,333 



148,974 
145,694 



67,557 
333,370 



85,630 



33,415 



240,000 
261,321 



541,447 



Lands. 



303,809 
88,535 
48,109 



144,055 



230,449 
425,343 



349,427 



11,758,695 



Town lots. 



$1,510,332 
1,218,553 
1,787,998 
1,162,524 
2,822,511 
2,336,505 
5,187,244 
1,990,988 
2,011,109 
1,162,228 
2,010,474 
3,569,332 
1 222 321 
2',026',551 
3,552,245 
1,011,793 
1,782,264 
2,713,968 

836,500 

486,466 

835,912 
1,700,244 
1,083,090 
1,752,558 

508,587 
5,539,592 
1,469,864 

833,412 
1,615,076 
1,311,039 
4,764,592 
2,054,162 
3,938,717 
1,058,562 
3,643,584 

664,166 
2,527,020 
1,542,019 
1,126,569 
1,002,270 
2,045,327 
8,473,051 

744,760 
2,211,326 
1,905,541 



Total value of 
real and per- 
sonal proper- 
ty. 



$346,598 
346,896 
incl'd in I'ds 
incl'd in I'ds 
527,710 
311,823 

1,075,436 
277,135 
315,308 
192,093 
197,746 

1,512,600 

55,178 

310,262 

3,023,189 
164,747 
105,581 
470,805 
77,636 
370,909 
116,974 
515,091 
159,798 

1,584,779 
41,255 

2,724,686 

196,779 

173,295 

188,668 

90,487 

1,463,685 
786,548 
799,703 
224 232 
328^468 
146,913 
324,173 
163,865 
91,023 
202,154 
531,458 

1,295,192 

50,217 

996,491 

179,638 



194,177,198 



70,676,364 



$2,716,357 
2,215,688 
2,178,350 
1,477,086 
4,753,279 
3,781,449 
8,667,693 
3,117,206 
8,168,914 
1,919,746 
2,911,016 
6,925,769 
1,709,339 
3,303,468 
8,761,140 
1,634,869 
2,302,493 
5,166,471 
1,297,068 
1,056,678 
1,412,108 
3,166,671 
1,988,090 
4,554,853 
1,486,002 

11,509,588 
2,453,087 
1,454,037 
2,752,906 
1,846,109 
7,966,506 
8,790,897 
6,221,161 
1,890,400 
5,670,095 
1,224,999 
4,015,114 
2,445,131 
1,932,509 
2,660,352 
3,578,498 
6,600,471 
1,311,248 
4,514,640 
2,865,025 



366,702,053 



Note. — In making up the foregoing tables for the years 1858 and 1859, I have not been 
able in some cases to class the property correctly, as the returns from some of the coun- 
ties to this office do not show the value of real and personal property separately ; the 
returns from several of the counties show apparent errors in the footings, of which I 
have been unable to obtain corrections, but the tables are substantially correct. 

JESSE K. DUBOIS, Auditor. 



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