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in furnishing explanations on installinents heretofore presented by the state, when called for by the United States.

There is hereby allowed to H. D. Cook, for his compensation services as state agent, in collecting the one hundred and thirty-six thousand three hundred and forty-five dollars and eighty-one cents ($136,345 81), the sum of four thousand and ninety dollars and thirty-seven cents, being three per cent. on the amount collected; and the auditor of the state is hereby authorized to draw his warrant in favor of said H. D. Cook, upon the treasurer, for that amount.

86. The act of 1865, authorizing the governor to ap- Repeal. point military state agents, not exceeding six in number, and approved February 16, 1865, be and the same is hereby repealed.

$ 7. This act shall be in force from and after the date of its passage,

APPROVED March 10, 1869.

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AN ACT in aid of the Chicago Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary.

In force March

25, 1869.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the treasurer of the state of Illinois pay to the treasurer of the Appropriations. Chicago Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary the sum of ten thousand dollars, as follows: five thousand dollars on or before the first day of June, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, and five thousand dollars on or before the first day of June, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy, to be expended by the trustees of said infirmary for the support of the poor of the state of Illinois, while receiving treatment at the infirmary for diseases of the eye or ear. Said payments shall be made on the express conditions: 1stThat said infirmary maintain, at all times, comfortable accommodations for at least forty patients, and that the surgeons perform their services without compensation. 20--That an exact account of the manner in which the said ten thousand dollars are expended, be printed in the annual report of the infirmary. And, 3d-That all accounts, records and documents whatsoever, pertaining to said infirmary, be always open for inspection by such officers as the general assembly may appoint. It shall be the duty of said officers to examine, from time to time, the condition of the infirmary, and if they shall find that the funds granted by this act are in any way misappropriated, to report at onca to the treasurer of the state, who shall, then and thereafter, cease paying such funds to the trustees of said infirmary,

Annual report. § 2. For the purpose of extending the knowledge of the

existence of the infirmary among the people of the state of Illinois, the annual report of the infirmary shall be printed and bound with each biennial report of the institution for the education of the blind, and of the institution for the education of the deaf and dumb at Jacksonville: Provided, neither the superintendent nor trustees of said institutions express objections to the provisions of this section of this act, in writing, to the treasurer of the state of Illinois, before the first day of November, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy. The treasurer of the state of Illinois is hereby authorized to pay the cost of said printing and

binding. Payment, how

$ 3. The auditor of public accounts is hereby authorized and required to draw warrants on the state ireasurer for the suis provided for in this act, upon the order of the treasurer of said infirmary, signed by the president and

attested by the secretary of the trustees of said infirmary. Poo: patients. $ 4. Poor patients, having diseases of the eye or ear,

from the state of Illinois alone, shall be maintained at the infirmary from said ten thousand dollars, while nnder treatment; but poor patients, with such diseases, from other states, may receive gratuitous medical and surgical treatment, on paying the cost of their maintenance while at the infirmary.

$ 5. This act shall be deemed and taken to be a public. act, and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED March 25, 1869.

made.

In force March AN ACT to appropriate money for the repair and improvement of the exe11, 1869.

cutive mansion.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of

Ilinois, represented in the General Assembly. That the sun Appropriation of eight thousand and nine hundred dollars (88,900) be and for repairs.

the same is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to defray the necessary expense incurred in repairing and improving the executive inansion, and for the erection of an ice house and vegetable cellar for the use of said mansion.

§ 2. That the necessary labor and material requisite for a compliance with the first section of this act shall be furnished by contract—the award or awards to be to the lowest and most responsible bidder, and subject to the approval of the governor--the same to be paid by the treasurer, on the voncher of the governor, as the work progresses.

Work to be let.

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

APPROVED March 11, 1869.

AN ACT to provide for building a soldiers' monument at the National In force March Cemetery, near Mound City.

29, 1869,

WHEREAS, the federal government has purchased a plat Preamble. of ground near Mound City, and has caused to be buried there the remains of five thousand one hundred and forty brave men, who fell in defending the principles of the constitution; and, whereas, iņ said cemetery many of the song of Illinois sleep their last sleep; and, whereas, it is but a jost and fitting tribute to their memory that the state of Illinois should assist in erecting upon such grounds a suitable monument; and, whereas, we think it the duty of the general government to assist in the building of such monument; therefore, be it resolved by this general assembly, that our members and representatives in congress give their influence to assist in procuring a suitable appropriation from the treasury of the United States, for the purpose of assisting the state of Illinois in erecting such monument; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the governor appoint three commissioners, whose duty it shall Commissioners. be to adopt a suitable design and plan for a monument to be erected upon the grounds of the national cemetery near Mound City; and such commissioners are, by this act, empowered to receive proposals and contract for the erection and completion thereof: Provided, the same shall not cost to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars.

§ 2. The said commissioners are empowered, for and on site. behalf of the state of Illinois, to confer with the proper officers of the government, and agree upon the site for said monument.

$ 3. For the purpose of meeting the cost of the con- Appropriation. struction of said monument, the sum of twelve thousand five bundred dollars is hereby appropriated out of the state treasury, and the same shall be paid by the state treasurer out of any money not otherwise appropriated, upon the certificate of the commissioners appointed under the provisions of this act, from time to time, as may be necessary, during the progress of the work: Provided, however, that no such appropriation shall be made, nor no such commissioners appointed, until the general government of the United States, by act of congress, shall have appropriated a like sum of

twelve thousand five hundred dollars, ur a larger amount, to assist in the erection of said monument.

§ 4. This act shall be deemed a public act, and shall be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED March 29, 1869.

In force Feb. AN ACT to allow the justices of the supreme court compensation for clerk 11, 1869,

hire.

'SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That there shall be paid to each of the justices of the supreme court of this state, in addition to the amount heretofore allowed them as clerk hire, the sum of twelve hundred dollars per annum, for which the auditor of public accounts shall draw warrants on the treasury when required.

$ 2. This act shall be deemed a public act, and shall be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 11, 1869.

In force March AN ACT to provide for the procurement of the portrait of His Excellency, 11, 1869.

John M. Palmer.

trait.

proval.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of

Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That A. E. Governor's por- Darling be aud be is hereby authorized and empowered to

paint for the state a portrait of his excellency, John M.

Palmer. Governor's & - § 2. Said portrait shall be painted under the direction

of the governor and subject to his final approval. Payment. § 3. Upon his certificate, to the anditor of public ac

counts, that said portrait is completed satisfactorily, the auditor shall draw his warrant upon the treasurer, for the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, in favor of the aforesaid A. E. Darling.

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

APPROVED March 11, 1869.

AN ACT to furnish books for the state library.

In force March

25, 1869.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Minois, represented in the General Assembly, That the state library commissioners shall have power to expend, Appropriation. during the current year 1869, the sum of three thousand dollars, in increasing the number of books in the state library; also, to expend, during the year 1870, a like sum of three thousand dollars for the same purpose: Provided, that all books purchased under the provisions of this act, Books, miscelshall be the kind known as miscellaneous, literary and entific. scientific. § 2. All accounts of cost attending the fulfillment and Commissioners

to certify. furtherance of the requirements of this act, shall be certified by the library commissioners, and shall be paid from the public treasury, ont of any moneys not otherwise appropriated, and charged to the state library; and the auditor of public accounts is hereby authorized and directed to issue his warrant on the state treasurer, upon presentation of said accounts, properly certified.

$ 3. This act shall be and remain in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED March 25, 1869.

AN ACT providing for the publication of the fourth volume of the report In force March of the state geologist, and fixing his salary for the next two years.

11, 1869,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the publication of three thousand copies of the fourth volume Appropriations. of the report of the state geologist is hereby authorized, and the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars is hereby appropriated to defray the cost of engraving the necessary plates, maps, diagrams, and drawings; and, also, the further sun of fifteen hundred dollars, to complete the necessary drawings for the fifth volume of said report; said sums of money to be expended under the direction and by the approval of the governor and the state geologist.

§ 2. Tue secretary of state is hereby required to pro- Paper. cure the paper necessary for the said fourth volume, of a quality not inferior to that used in the first and second volumes of the reports of the state geologist, and the amount necessary to defray the cost of the same is hereby appropriated.

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