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AN ACT for the relief of John R. Casey.

In force March

31, 1869.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Minois, represented in the General Assembly, That John R. Casey be allowed the sum of four hundred and eighty Appropriation. dollars ($480), amount due him from the state of Illinois, for amonnt of orders held by him and drawn by the state prison commissioners; and upon filing the vouchers issued by the penitentiary commissioners for the amount herein appropriated, the auditor of public accounts be and he is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant on the state treasurer, in favor of said John R. Casey, for the above amount.

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

APPROVED March 31, 1869. .

AN ACT for the relief of David Kreigh & Co.

In force March

10, 1869.

WHEREAS, David Kreigh & Co., of Chicago, purchased Preamble, vouchers, issued by the commissioners of the state penitentiary, and there is now due and unpaid the sum of seven thousand one hundred and seventy.seven dollars and fiftyeight cents ($7,177 58); therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Mlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the said David Kreigh & Co. be allowed the sum of seven Appropriation. thousand one hundred and seventy-seven dollars and fitty eight cents in full payment of the same; and the auditor of public accounts be and he is hereby instructed to take up and cancel said vouchers, by issuing his warrant on the treasurer for the above amount.

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

APPROVED March 10, 1869.

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AN ACT for the relief of the state entomologist.

In force March

25, 1869.

WHEREAS, Benjamin D. Walsh was nominated by the Preamble. governor, state entomologist, at the special session of the legislature held in June, A. D. 1867, and has faithfully

discharged his official duties from the date of bis nomination; therefore,

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

Minois, represented in the General Assembly, That said Compensation, state entomologist shall receive the compensation provided

by the statute under which he was appointed, as full compensation for his services, from and after June 11th, A. D. 1867, and until otherwise provided by law.

$ 2. This act to take effect and be in force immediately.

APPROVED March 25, 1869.

AN ACT for the relief of Fox and Baxter.

In force March

11, 1869.

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

Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Fox Appropria:ion and Baxter be allowed the sum of twenty-six hundred and

bix dollars and thirty-five cents ($2,606 35), due them for vouchers issued by the commissioners of the Illinois state prison; and the auditor of public accounts be and he is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant on the treasurer, in favor of Fox and Baxter, for the above amount: Provided, that the legal holder of said vouchers shall file said vouchers with the anditor of state before he, the anditor, shall draw any warrant for the above amount.

$ 2. This act to take effect from and after its passage. APPROVED March 11, 1869.

la force March AN ACT to amend “An act to provide for the erection of a new State 11, 1869. House," approved February 25, 1867, and to amend “An act supple

mental to an act to provide for the erection of a new State House," approved February 25, 1867.

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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the

fourth section of an act entitled “ An act to provide for new state house the erection of a new state house," be and the same is

hereby repealed; and to secure the completion of the new state house, the governor is hereby authorized and empowered to, and shall, by and with the consent of the senate, appoint three discreet and skillful persons to act as commissioners to superintend the erection and completion of

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the new state house, who, before they enter upon the discharge of their duties, shall enter into a bond to the gov- Commissionernor of the state, with approved security, in the penal sum of twenty-five thousand dollars each, within thirty days after their appointment and confirmation, conditioned for the faithful performance of their duties, and shall seve. rally take an oath that they will well and truly discharge Duties of comall of their duties as such commissioners in superintend- missioners. ing the erection and completion of said state house. The governor of the state is hereby authorized to fill all vacancies by appointing commissioners, who shall continue to act until the next session of the general assembly, which shall ratify or reject said appointment. The governor is also authorized to remove any coinmissioner, for cause, and till the vacancy occasioned thereby.

2. For the purpose of economy to the state, the said new state house commissioners, upon and as soon as they shall have entered upon the duties of their said office, or within a reasonable time thereafter, shall furnish to the commissioners and the warden of the penitentiary of the state of Illinois, Jocated in Joliet, in the county of Will, in said state, full, complete and perfect plans and specitica- Plans

specifications. tions, in detail, of the said state house; and whatever materials, and all kinds of materials of every name and nature whatsoever - stone, iron, labor, and all else which said penitentiary commissioners and said warden can furnish, Warden towards the full completion of the said state house--the Furnish materisaid new state house commissioners shall procure, and from no other place, for and to be used in the completion of the said new state house: Provided, the Chicago, Alton and St. Louis railroad company will transport over their road the stone and materials at a reasonable rate. The price of Price of mathe said labor and material, and everything else procured at the said penitentiary, shall be fixed and estimated by the new state house architect, subject to the approval of the governor and commissioners.

$ 3. The said commissioners shall cause to be prepared a full, explicit, perfect and complete set of plans and specitications of the entire proposed building, embracing every part of the same, including the material to be used, which shall be accompanied with estimates, carefully made, of the cost thereof, which shall not exceed the sum of three millions of dollars over and above what has now been expended. And when said plans and specifications shall have been prepared, said commissioners shall notify the members of the committees on public buildings and state libra- given. ry of the Senate and house of representatives to meet at Springtield, on a day to be fixed by them, for the purpose of examining said plans and specifications; and if approved by said committees, then said commissioners shall be author

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Cost of materials limited.

Notice to be penses.

ized to proceed with the construction of said new state house. And said cominissioners are hereby prohibited from expending, or contracting to expend, or agreeing to expend any further sum of money, or any part of the ap

propriation by this act hereby appropriated, excepting the Necessary ex- necessary expenses in preparing the plans, specitications

aud detailed estimates, and the expenses incident thereto, until the said cominittees shall authorize the same. And

for the purpose of carrying on the work of the said state Sum appro- house, and procuring said materials, the sum of six hundred

and tifty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated out of

any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. Acts repealed.

§ 4. All the acts, parts of acts, and provisions of the acts of wiich this act is an amendinent, which are in conflict with this act, are hereby repealed.

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

APPROVED March 11, 1869.

priated.

Iu force March

12, 1889.

AN ACT to aid in the improvement of the Litt.e Wabash river.

Commissioners.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for the purpose of completing the lock and dain on the Little Wabash river at New Haven, to be applied in the manner herein prescribed.

$ 2. That it shall be the duty of the commissioners appointed under an act to amend an act entitled “An act for canal and river improvements,” approved February 25th, 1869, any two of whom may act for this purpose, to make written application to the auditor of state, who is hereby authorized to draw his warrant in favor of and payable to any one of said commissioners, on the treasurer of the state, for said sum of thirty-five thousand dollars, which sum shall be applied as follows: First, so much as may be necessary to counplete said lock and dam; and, second, to the discharge of any liens on said lock and dam, for any labor or materials furnished or any moneys lieretofore expended thereon, and still due and unpaid : Provided, that the Little Wabash Navigation and Manufacturing Company shall first, by a vote of two-thirds of the stockholders thereof, release to the said cominissioners, in trust, for the use of the state of Illinois, all the right, title and interests in and to said lock and dain on the Little Wabash river, near New Haven, belonging to said company, and shall execute suffi

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cient deeds, conveyances and releases thereof to the said commissioners aforesaid.

§ 3. That the appropriation hereby made shall be liınited to thirty-five thousand dollars, and no further or greater sum shall be used or expended, or contracted or agreed to be used or expended, under the provisions of this act, by said commissioners or any of them. § 4. That the said canal and river commissioners shall

gulations. have power to make snch rules and regulations, in regard to navigation and rates of tolls, and to appoint such agents as they may deem expedient; and they shall have power of condemning lands for the public use, and renting water-power, as is coutained in the act for canal and river improvenient, approved February 25th, 1867.

$ 5. That this act shall be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED March 12, 1869.

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AN ACT relating to assessments and taxation in school districts.

In force March

29, 1869.

Mode of 88sessment.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Tinois, represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be the duty of town assessors, when making assessments of personal property, to designate the number of the school district in which each person so assessed resides, which designation shall be made by writing the number of such district opposite each person's assessment of personal property, in a column provided for that purpose in the assessment roll returned by the assessor to the county clerk.

§ 2. It shall be the duty of the county clerk to copy Duty of clerk. said numbers of school districte, as returned by the assessor, into the collector's book, and to extend the school tax on each person's assessment of personal property, accoruing to the rate designated by the directors of the school district in which such person resides.

§ 3. It is hereby made the duty of the proper officers, Blanks. in preparing blank' books and notices for the nse of asses sors, to provide columns and blanks for the use of assessors, as above described.

§ 4. This act to take effect and be in force from and

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APPROVED March 29, 1869.

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