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their own names, as commissioners for and in behalf of said

county. Compensa

Sec. 8. The commissioners appointed by the provisions of tion to com’rs this act for the location of said seat of justice, shall each re

ceive a reasonable compensation in the discretion of the county commissioners of said county of Woodford, who are author

ized and required to pay said cominissioners. Com’rs to lay Sec. 9. In the event that the aforesaid county seat should off.co.seatin- be located on private property not laid out into town lots acand sell same cording to the provisions of the fourth section of this act, or

on public lands according to the provisions of the sixth section of this act, the said county commissioners, or a majority of them, shall, as soon as conveniently may be after the title to the land to be donated to or purchased by them, as the case may be, or shall be entered in the said county of Woodford, cause the 'said land to be laid off into town lots, and the said lots or so many of them as may be deemed necessary for such pur

pose, to be sold at such time and place, and on such terms as Erect public the said county commissioners, or a majority of them, may in with the pro- their discretion determine upon, and appropriate the proceeds ceeds of said sale to the erection of public buildings for said county.

Sec. 10. So much of the provisions of any former law as dicting with authorizes the location of the county seat of Woodford county

in any other manner than is herein provided, by commissionpealed ers, bc and the same are hereby repealed. This act to take effect from and after its

passage. APPROVED, February 28th, 1843.

this act re

In force, AN ACT to locate the permanent seat of justice of Mercer county. Feb. 28, 1843.

Sec. l. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, pointer lo lo represented in the General Assembly, That William Shannon, Cate co. seat of Knox county, Andrew Rogers, of Warren county, and of Mercer co. Joshua Harper, of Henry county, be and they are hereby

appointed commissioners, whose duty it shall be to locate a permanent seat of justice for the county of Mercer, and the county seat when selected and located, shall be called by such

name as the said commissioners shall direct. Com’rs to

Sec. 2. The above named commissioners, or a majority of meet and fix them, shall meet at the town of Millersburg, in the said county upon place of Mercer, on the first Monday of June next, or within thirty

days thereafter, and after being duly sworn by some justice of the peace faithfully to take into consideration the convenience of the people of said county, the situation of the settlements now made, and that may hereafter be made, and the comparative eligibility of the different sites, shall proceed to fix upon the place for the said county seat.

Sec. 3. When the said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall have agreed upon a place for the said county seat

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as is provided in the second section of this act, they shall Report to co. make report thereof under their hands, particularly describing of Mercer so. the place they have so selected, to the county commissioners' court of Mercer county, who at their next term shall cause the same to be entered on the records of said court, and the place so selected shall be and remain the permanent seat of justice of the said county of Mercer.

Sec. 4. Should said commissioners conclude to locate the To receive said county seat on private property, if the same be unoccu.

donations in pied land, they shall obtain from the owner or owners thereof

is located on à donation of at least twenty acres of the same, and if it be private propa town or village they shall obtain from the proprietors there-erty of a donation of at least fifty town lots of an average value with the remaining lots of said town or village, and shall also accurately describe the said donation in their report to the county commissioners' court aforesaid, and shall take from the owner or owners aforesaid, a deed in fee simple of the said donation to the said county of Mercer, and transmit the same with their said report to the said court, and if the said owner or owners refuse to make the said donation in manner

If on public and form as aforesaid, the said commissioners shall not locate

Jands, shall the said county scat on his, her, or their land or property; and be entered by if the said commissioners shall locate the said seat of justice co.com’rs for on public land, the county commissioners' court of said coun

county ty are hereby authorised and required to purchase any quantity of land, not exceeding onu quarter section, in the name and for the use of said county; which land, or such part thereof as the said court may direct, shall be laid off in town lots in such manner, and sold for the use of said county at such time and place, as the said court may direct. Sec. 5. If the said county seat shall be located as afore

If not locatell said at any place other than the town of Millersburg in said

at Millersburg county, then the circuit and county commissichers' courts the same 10 of said county of Mercer shall continue to be held, and the remain the co. public officers required by law to keep their offices at the sent till Dec. county seat, shall continue to keep their offices at, and the public business of said county shall continue to be transacted at the town of Millersburg, until the first of December, Unless otherone thousand eight hundred and forty-four, unless otherwise wisè ordered ordered by the commissioners' court of said county, from becom?rs which time all the public business of said county shall be done and transacted at the county seat located by the said commissioners. Sec. 6. The county commissioners'court shall allow the said

Compensacommissioners a reasonable compensation for their services, tion to com'rs not exceeding three dollars per day, to be paid out of the treasury of the said county of Mercer.

Sec. 7. All acts and parts of acts coming within the purview of this act are hereby repealed.

APPROVED, February 28th, 1843.

In force,

AN ACT to re-locate the county seat of Carroll county. Mar. 2, 1843.

Sec. I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Com’rs to re- represented in the General

Assembly, That John Dixon, of Lee of Carrot co. county, Moses Hallet, of Jo Daviess county, and Nathaniel appointed

Belcher, of Rock Island county, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to select a site for the re-location of the county seat of Carroll county, to be voted for as hereinafter prescribed; and the said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall meet at Savanna, in the county of Carroll, on the first Monday in May next, or within fifteen days thereafter, and

after being duly sworn to the faithful discharge of their duties, Their duties

shall proceed to examine such parts of said county as they may think proper, to enable them to select such a site as in their opinion shall give the greatest amount of good to the greatest number of inhabitants of said county, as a county scat; and said commissioners, after having made such selection, shall report to the clerk of the county commissioners' court of said county a certificate thereof; which certificate of said selection shall be recorded by the clerk of said county commissioners' court; Provided, alwuys, that such selection so made shall not be the town of Savanna.

Sec. 2. That an election shall be held in the county of Car. Election to

roll, on the first Monday in August next, at the usual places of be held

holding elections in said county, for the removal of the seat of justice of said county; at which election the clerks thereof shall open two columns one for Savanna, the present seat of justice, and one for the place which shall be designated by the commissioners herein before appointed, and shall receive and record the votes of each qualified voter for one of the aforesaid places as the seat of justice thereafter for said county. The said election shall be conducted, and the returns thereafter made in the same manner as is provided in ordinary cases of

the election of justices of the peace. The clerk of the county Returns thereof

commissioners' court shall immediately aster the receipt by him of the returns of said election, in the presence of two justices of the peace, open said election returns, compare them, and certify the same to the county commissioners' court, and the place having the greatest number of votes shall be and remain the seat of justice in said county.

Sec. 3. If the place designated and selected by the afore

said commissioners, and by them certified as aforesaid, shall Donations to be made to

receive the greatest number of votes for said seat of justice, county

and shall be located on private property, then the owner or owners thereof shall be required to convey to said county, by a good and sufficient deed of conveyance, all necessary ground for a public square, for a jail, and for the clerk's office, sheriff's office, and recorder's office.

Sec. 4. The county commissioners of Carroll courty are hereby authorized to receive and collect donations to said county, and to take such security for the payment thereof as they may deem proper.

Sec. 5. The commissioners appointed by this act to select Compensaa seat of justice shall be entitled to a reasonable and proper

tion of com'rs compensation for their services, to be paid out of the county treasury of Carroll county.

Sec. 6. If, at the election above provided for, the place cer.Co. offices to tified to and selected by the said commissioners, shall have the be kept at co. greatest number of votes for the future county seat, then the county officers of Carroll county, who are required by law to kecp their offices at the county seat, as soon as they can procure suitable places for keeping their offices, shall move the same to the county seat so located.

APPROVED, March 20, 1843.

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AN ACT supplemental to an act entitled "an act 'to permanently locate In force, the seat of justice of Woodford county."

Mar. 6, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Levi A. Hannaford, Com’rs to loof Peoria county, and John H. Bryant, of Bureau county, be cate cor seat and they are hereby appointed comınissioners to locate the

county seat of justice of Woodford county in addition to tiose already appointed by an act to which this is a supplement. The said Levi A. Hannaford and John H. Bryant shall act in conjunc. tion with the three commissioners heretofore appointed, and the five shall proceed to locate said county seat according to the provisions of the act to which this is supplemental.

APPROVED, March 6th, 1813.

AN ACT to authorize the county commissioners of Lee county to lease In force, certain rooms.

Feb. 20, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois,

Lee county represented in the General Assembly, That the county commis- authorised sioners' court of the county of Lee are hereby authorized to to lease lease such vacant room or rooms as offices as may be in the rooms in

court house court house of said county, and not occupied as and furnished for the several court officers as required by law for any time, Application not exceeding one year, and for such rents as they may think of funds proper, and the funds arising from such renting shall be paid into the county treasury of said county and become a part of the general funds of said county.

SEC. 2. The county commissioners of said county shall Care of court have the care and custody of the court house in said county; house given any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

APPROVED, February 20th, 1843.

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in force, AN ACT to authorize county commissioners to lease certain rooms. Feb. 24, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Co. com'rs

represented in the General Assembly, That the county comrooms in the missioners' courts of any county in this State are hereby court houses authorized to lease such vacant room or rooms as offices as in the several

may be in the court house of said counties and not occupied counties

by and furnished for the sheriff, clerk of the circuit court, clerk of the county commissioners' court, and probate justice of the peace of said counties, for any term not exceeding one

year, and for such rent or rents as they may think right and To have cus

proper. tody of the Sec. 2. The county commissioners of said counties shall court houses have the care and custody of said court houses; any law or in their res.

usage to the contrary notwithstanding. pective counties

APPROVED, February 21st, 1843.

In force, AN ACT fixing the times of holding circuit courts in the seventh judicial Mar. 1, 1843.

circuit. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Times of hol. ding circuito represented in the General Assembly, That the times of holding courts in sev-circuit courts in the seventh judicial circuit each year, shall enth circuit be as follows: in the county of Cook on the fourth Monday of

March, in the county of Lake on the third Monday of April, in the county of McHenry on the fourth Monday of April, in the county of Du Page on the first Monday of May, in the county of Grundy on the second Monday of May, in the county of Will on the third Monday of May, in the county of Iroquois on the first Monday after the fourth Monday in May, in the county of Cook on the third Monday in August, in the county of Lake on the second Monday of September, in the county of McHenry on the third Monday of September, in the county of Du Page on the fourth Monday of September, in the county of Grundy on the first Monday after the fourth Monday of September, in the county of Will on the second Monday after the fourth Monday in September, in the county of Iroquois on the fourth Monday after the fourth Monday in Septernber, and in the county of Cook on the first Monday of No

vember. Business con- Sec. 2. All writs, process, and recognizances which have

been or may be issued, or entered into, and made returnable to the several circuit courts as heretofore arranged or fixed, or as at present fixed, or to any special term thereof, and suits, continuances therein, which are now pending, or undisposed of shall be taken and considered to be returnable to the terms fixed by this act, and shall be as valid to all intents and pur

poses as though made returnable thereto. This act to

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect on the first day of March, take effect on one thousand eight hundred and forty-three. 1st Mar. 1843

APPROVED, February 6th, 1843.

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