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§ 3. The salary of the state geologist shall be three thousand dollars per annum, for two years, from the first day of March, A. D. 1969, together with his necessary traveling expenses ; payable out of the annual appropriation for the geological and mineralogical survey of the

state. Distribution of $ 4. The state geologist is hereby directed to distribute reports.

said reports, as follows: One copy of said fourth volume to each member of this general assembly, and the remaining copies of said fourth volume shall be distributed in the same manner and to the same persons to whom the first, second and third volumes of said reports were, by law, distributed : Provided, that in case of the death or absence from the state of the persons to whom said first, second and third volumes were, by law, distributed, said volumes shall be sent to the successor then in office of said deceased or absent persons

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

APPROVED March 11, 1869.

In force March AN ACT to provide for the greater accuracy and safety of the public 26, 1869,

records.

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, represented in the General Assembly, That here

be after the copying of the laws, journals and joint resolutions copied

under of each general assembly shall be done under the personpervision. al supervision of the secretary of state—and such copies

shall be carefully compared with the originals in his office before being printed ; and in no case shall he permit the

original to be taken out of his office. Compensation. $ 2. The compensation of the secretary of state for

such service shall not exceed eight cents for every hundred

words copied. Payment, how

§ 3. Upon presentation of the certificate of the secretary of state, approved by the governor, setting forth the amount of copying done by him and the amount of money due for such copying, to the auditor of state, the said auditor is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant upon the state treasurer for the amount specified in said certificate; and the treasurer of state shall pay the same out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated. The said certiti cate of the secretary of state, approved by the governor, shall be filed in the office of the auditor of state.

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$ 4. This act shall be in force from and after its passage; and all acts and parts of acts, inconsistent with this act, are hereby repealed.

APPROVED March 26, 1869.

In force March

8, 1869.

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AN ACT to provide for the revision of the statutes. Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That on the nomination of the governor and confirmation of the senate, ers three commissioners, one from each of the three grand di- appointed visions of the state, be appointed to revise and rewrite the statute laws, and that they make a printed report of such revision to the next session of the legislature.

§ 2. That the said commissioners observe, as nearly as Directions. may be, the alphabetical order of the Revised Statutes of 1845, making only such changes in and additions to the statutes now in force as may be necessary to make the same consistent and complete. That all changes and additions that shall be made be particularly noted in the report provided for in section one of this act. § 3. That the sum of three thousand dollars be and

tion for expenthe same is hereby appropriated for the expense of said ses. commission, to be paid by the treasurer out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated. All payments to be made upon the certificates of said commissioners, filed with the proper officer.

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

APPROVED March 8, 1869.

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AN ACT in aid of a revision of the statute laws of this state.

In force Janua

ry 29, 1969.

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

, represented in the General Assembly, That the judges of the circuit courts of this state are hereby several- to Circuit judges ly required to carefully note and observe the redundancies, preme court un omissions, inconsistencies and imperfections of the public statutes. statute laws of this state, and to report to the supreme court of this state, on or before the second Tuesday in September, annually, at Ottawa, in LaSalle county, their observations upon the operation and working of said laws, and

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wherein they are defective, obsolete or inconsistent, and how and in what manner the said laws can be amended and properly condensed, simplified, and arranged, so that they may be readily accessible and easily understood. And the said circuit judges are required to carefully prepare bills, in conformity with their views, framed to carry

into effect the object of this act. Duty of judges of supreme

§ 2. It is hereby made the duty of the said judges of the supreme court to carefully examine and compare the said reports and suggestions, and to submit so much and such parts of said reports as they shall deem proper to the judiciary committees of the senate and house of representatives of this state at each session of the general assembly; or in case of the appointment of a commission or board of revisors of the public statute laws of this state, the said reports and suggestions of the said supreme court shall be made to such commission or board, by whom the said re

ports shall be carefully condensed and considered. Compensation. $ 3. For such extra services, the said judges of the cir

cuit courts shall each receive the sum of one thousand dollars per annum, payable on the first day of March of each year; the first payment to be made on the first day of March, in the year of our Lord one thcusand eight hundred and sixty-nine. The auditor of state is hereby required to draw his warrant upon the treasurer of this state, in favor of each of said judges, each year, as aforesaid, for said sum, which is to be paid out of any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated : Provided, that this act shall cease to be in force whenever a new constitution shall be adopted by the people.

$ 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED January 29, 1869.

In force April AN ACT for the relief of the prosecuting attorney in the Alton city court.

1, 1869. Preamble. WHEREAS the prosecuting attorney of the Alton city court

is, by law, entitled to an annual salary of five hundred dollars; and whereas, the general assembly of the state of Illinois, at its session, A. D. 1867, appropriated only the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars per annum, for the payment of said salary for the years commencing March 1st, A. D. 1867, and March 1st, A. D. 1868, thus leaving due to said prosecuting attorney the sum of 'two hundred and fifty dollars for each of these years; therefore,

$500 appropriated.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the som of five hundred dollars be and the same is hereby allowed and appropriated to pay the balance of salary due said prosecuting attorney in the Alton city court, for the years commencing March 1st, A. D. 1867, and March 1st, A. D. 1868; and that the auditor of public accounts draw his warrant on the state treasurer in favor of said prosecuting attorney, for such sum of money as is now due him and to become due him on the first of March, 1869, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

$ 2. That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED April 1, 1869.

AN ACT for the relief of George P. Adams.

In force March

11, 1869,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That George P. Adams be allowed the sum of ($1,708 75) one thousand seven hundred and eight dollars and 75-100, in full, for principal due him from the state, for amount of orders held by him and drawn by the state prison commissioners, upon filing the vouchers issued by the commissioners of the penitentiary for the amount appropriated herein; the auditor of public accounts be and [is hereby] directed to draw his warrant on the state treasurer, in favor of said George P. Adams, for the above amount.

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

APPROVED March 11, 1869.

AN ACT for the relief of Levi Hobbs.

In force March

27, 1869.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the sum of two hundred dollars be and the same is hereby allowed and appropriated to Levi Ilobbs, out of the state treasury, to reimburse him for money and time by him expended in pursuing, arresting and bringing from the state of Indiana, one John Johnson, and from the state of Missonri, one William Hudson, alias William Finch, charged

with having robbed Samuel Moore of one hundred and sixty-five dollars, in the county of Clay, and state of Illinois, from which county and state the said Johnson and Hudson, alias Finch, had fled.

8 2. The auditor is hereby directed and required to draw his warrant, in favor of said Levi Hobbs, for the sum of two hundred dollars, payable out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

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

APPROVED March 27, 1869.

In force March AN ACT for the relief of James B. Alderman and Caroline M. Alderman.

31, 1869. Preamble. WHEREAS, James B. Alderman and Caroline M. Alder

man, of the county of Morgan, are insane persons—the said James B., of the age of twenty-six years, and Caroline M., of the age of eighteen years—the children of James H. Alderman, and are helpless and often dangerous, and have always been cared for in the family of their said father, greatly to their fear and danger; and, whereas, the said. insanity has been caused by epilepsy; and, under the general laws of this state, persuns insane from that cause may not enter the state hospital for the insane; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the said James B. Alderman and Caroline M. Alderman shall be received at the state hospital for the insane, by the superintendent thereof, and shall be cared for there until they sball recover or die: And the superintendent of said hospital shall annually present, to the county court of Morgan county, a bill of the expense of the care and keeping of said persons, who shall order the same to be paid to the treasurer of said hospital out of the funds of said county not otherwise appropriated.

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

APPROVED March 31, 1869.

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