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In force, AN ACT confirming certain ferry privileges to the county of Burean. Feb.3, 1843.
Sec. l. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Location
represented in the General Assembly, That from and after the passage of this act, the right to ferry from the west to the east bank of the Illinois river, in township number fifteen north of the base line, range number ten, east of the fourth principal meridian, in the county of Bureau, be and the same is hereby
vested solely and exclusively in the county of Bureau; and Co. of Bureau the county commissioners of the said county are hereby may grant li- authorised to grant to any person or persons the right to ferry
from the west to the east bank of said river, and receive pay for the same, and the said ferry is hereby declared to be under the supervision of the county commissioners of the county of
Bureau, and may be regulated by them as they shall think Law giving Parnaming proper; and so much of the act creating the county of Pat control of nam, approved January fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred said ferry re- and thirty-one, as gives to the said county of Putnam the right pealed
to ferry from the west to the east bank of the Illinois river, is hereby repealed.
APPROVED, February 3d, 1843.
In force, AN ACT to amend an act entitled "an act to establish a ferry across the Feb. 10, 1843.
Illinois river," approved February 23d, 1841.
SEC. l. Be it enacted by the Pcople of the State of Ilinois, Ferry tax re- represented in the General Assembly, That so much of the 6th duced to $100 section of the act to which this is an amendment as requires per annuin the payment of two hundred dollars annually into the county
treasury of Tazewell county, be and the same is hereby repealed, and that hereafter the sum of one hundred dollars is to be paid into the said treasury of Tazewell county as provi
ded by said act. Proviso to 4th Sec. 2. The proviso to the fourth section of the act to section re- which this is an amendment is hereby repealed, and the propealed
prietor of the ferry aforesaid shall in future be entitled to reDouble ferriage allowed ceive double ferriage whenever the river shall overflow either
bank to the second bend in Farm creek.
Sec. 3. This act to be in force from and after its passage.
In force, AN ACT to enable Smith Turner, of Mason county, to establish a ferry Feb. 23, 1843.
across the Sangamon river.
SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly, That Smith Turner be Ferry across and he is hereby authorized to establish and keep a ferry for Sangamon
fifteen years across the Sangamon river, at a place called
“Myers' ford," where the road from Jacksonville to Havana crosses said river.
Sec. 2. Said Turner shall cause said ferry to be furnished How kept with a good tight boat sufficient for the speedy and safe transportation of all passengers, their teams, horses, cattle, and other animals, as well as their goods and effects, and said boat shall be furnished with men of suitable strength and skill to manage the same.
SEC. 3. Said Turner shall have the right to land his boat Where tu two miles above or below where said road crossos said river.
land Sec. 4. Said Turner shall receive such rates for crossing Rates of ferat said ferry as may be allowed him by the countv commis-riage to be sioners' court of Mason county. Said Turner shall pay a tax established or ferry license such as the county commissioners' court may Mason co.
by co.court of require him to pay; and in the management of said ferry said Turner shall be governed by the requisitions of the act entitled "an act to provide for the establishment of ferries, toll bridges, and turnpike roads," approved February 12th, 1827.
APPROVED, February 23d, 1843.
AN ACT authorising Charles G. Eldridge to keep a ferry acron the In force, Missisisippi river.
Feb. 23, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Charles G. Elrepresented in the General Assembly, That Charles G. Eldridge, dridge authohis heirs and assigns, be and they are hereby authorised to rized to keep keep a ferry across the Mississippi river, between Savanna, the Mississipin Carroll county, and Charleston, in the county of Jackson, pi river in the Territory of Iowa, for and during the term of ten years, from the passage of this act.
Sec. 2. The said Eldridge shall cause said ferry to be fur- How conducnished with a good and tight boat, worked by steam or horse ted power, and sufficient for the safe and speedy transportation of all passengers, their horses, cattle, and other animals, as well as their goods and effects, and said boat shall be furnished with person or persons of suitable strength and skill to manage the same, and shall be allowed two years from the passage of this act to build and finish the said boat; Provided, that during the term of said two years the said Eldridge shall furnish substantial flat boats and other water crafts sufficient for the purposes of ferrying as aforesaid.
Sec. 3. The rates of ferriage for crossing said ferry shall Rates of ferbe fixed by the county commissioners' court of Carroll riage county.
Sec. 4. The said Charles G. Eldridge, in the management Proprietor of said ferry, shall be governed by the provisions on an act subject to the entitled "an act to provide for the establishment of ferries, toll general ferry bridges, and turnpike roads," approved February 12th, 1827. APPROVED, February 23d, 1843.
In force, AN ACT to authorize S. Copeland to establish a ferry across the Ohio river, Feb. 28, 1843.
in Massuc county.
rized to estab
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Sam'l Cope- represented in the General Assembly, That Samuel Copeland land autho
be and he is hereby authorized to have and keep a ferry across lish a ferry
the Ohio river, from and on section twenty-three, in town. across the
ship number fifteen south, of range three, east of the Obio river
third principal meridian, and he is hereby authorized and empowered to charge and receive such fees as the county cominissioners' court of Massac county shall from time to time tix and determine, and shall pay a tax to the said county, to be fixed by said court.
APPROVED, February 28th, 1843.
AN ACT to authorize John M. Robinson, and others, to establish a ferry Mar. 2, 1843.
and for other purposes. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Ferry across represented in the General Assembly, That John M. Robinson, the Ohio river and his associate, proprietors of the tract of land on which at Massac
the town of Massac is situated in the county of Massac, and their heirs and assigns forever, are hereby authorized to es. tablish a public ferry across the Ohio river at the said town of Massac, the point of landing to be fixed on by said propri
Sec. 2. When said ferry shall be so established and put in thereof operation it shall be regulated and governed by the same
laws that regulate and govern other ferries on the Ohio river of the same kind; and the said ferry shall be allowed to take the same rates of ferriage as is allowed at the ferry at Me.
tropolis. Com'rs to lo Sec. 3. John Hinds, Henry Toulson, and John W. McKee cate a road
be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to view, from said ferry appointed
mark and locate a State road from said ferry landing, by the nearest and best route, so as to intersect the Wilcox road within three miles of said town of Massac. The said commis. sioners, or a majority of them, as soon as they shall be in pos. session of this law, shall proceed to perform the duties required
of them by this act, and report the same to the county con:Road to be missioners' court of the county, who shall cause said road to opened be opened and kept in repair as other State roads now are,
and the said county commissioners shall allow to the said road
commissioners a reasonable compensation for their services. Roservation
Sec. 4. The Legislature hereby reserves to itself the right to repeal this act when the public good may require it. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED, March 20, 1843.
AN ACT to enable Henry W. Wiggington to establish a serry on the Illi
In force, nois river.
Mar. 3, 1843 Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, Ferry acrome represented in the General Assembly, That Henry W. Wigging. the Ills.river ton, of the county of Mason, be and he is hereby authorised to established a ferry across the Illinois river, at the town of Matanzas, in Mason county.
Sec. 2. He shall at all times keep on hand a sufficient nur.. Duly o? the ber of good and substantial ferry boats and other crafts, so as owner of the
ferry to afford to all those who may wish a safe and speedy passage, with their stock and otherwise, with a sufficient number of hands to effect the same.
Sec. 3. The county commissioners of Mason county shall Rates of toll shall have power to fix and establish such rates of ferriage as how fideil they may think right and just, and shall also have power to levy and collect, from time to time, such an amount of taxes on said ferry, as they may think fair and equitable. Said ferry is at all times subject to be governed and regulated by the laws of this State as other ferries arc.
Sec. 4. Should the said Wiggington fail or refuse to com-Failure to ply with the provisions of this act within any reasonable time, feiture of the he shall forfeit his right to the privileges herein granted. privileges
APPROVED, March 3d, 1843.
AN ACT to abolish the office of Fund Commissiouer, and for other pur. In force, poses therein named.
Mar. 4, 1843.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Office of Fund represented in the General Assembly, That so much of an act, Com'r abolapproved February the first, onc thousand eight hundred and ished forty, as creates the office of Fund Commissioner, be and the same is hereby repealed; Provided, however, the repeal of so Proviso much of the act as herein referred to, as requires the clection of
Fund Com% one Fund Commissioner at each regular session of the General
not released Assembly, shall in no wise impair any responsibility for acts froni liabilj. heretofore done and performed by the present Fund Commis-ties sioner, or release him from any legal obligation to the State for his performances in said office; And provided further, that the Gov, to be duties heretofore devolving on the office of Fund Commission Fund Cem's er shall hereafter be performed by the Governor, who shall be capable of suing and being sued, and of settling all debts and unliquidated accounts, the same as the present Fund Commissioner could do, and who is hereby constituted the successor of said Fund Commissioner as fully as if he had been elected his successor by joint ballot of the General Assembly,
Sec. 2. That the Fund Commissioner of this State is hereby Fund Com required to pay over to the Treasurer of the State forthwith, to pay all mo
to all the moneys he may have received and now holds in his
session as Fund Commissioner of the State of Illinois, and the Treasurer shall receipt for the same.
APPROVED, March 4th, 1813.
In force, AN ACT for the retilement of the accounts of James W. Barret. Mar, 4, 1843. James W.
Sec. I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ninois, Barret to pay represented in the General Assembly, That James W. Barret, certain mon- late agent of Fund Commissioner of the State of Illinois, shall šiate treasu. pay over to the Treasurer the sum of thirteen thousand eight ry
hundred and fifty dollars in State scrip, and the sum of four thousand two hundred and eighty-seven dollars in State Bank paper, and thereupon the Treasurer shall execute to said James W. Barret a receipt in full of his account as such agent.
APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.
In force, AN ACT entitled an act appointing the Governor ex-officio Fund Commis. Mar. 4, 1843.
sioner of the State of Illinois.
Sec. 1. Be ii enacted by the People of the State of Illinois
, l'und Com'r represented in the General Assembly, That John D. Whiteside, to pay certain late Fund Commissioner, shall within two days from and after moncy in the treasury
passage of this act, pay over to the Treasurer of this State all such sum or sums of bank paper or money as he holds in his possession, and take a receipt for the same, which the Treasurer shall execute for the amount received by him, and the
kind of bank paper and money so received. Gov. consti- Sec. 2. That the Governor of this State shall hereafter be tuted ex ofi- Fund Commissioner of the State ex-officio, and shall in all cio Fund Com'r
respects do and perform all acts which the Fund Commissioner can lawsully do; may, as such, sue and be sued, and all suits now commenced for or against the Fund Commissioner shall survive to the Governor, ex-officio Fund Commissioner, and may sue and be sued in the name of Fund Commissioner of the State of Illinois.
Sec. 3. The Governor shall have full power and authority settle claims
to settle and compound, compromise, or arbitrate all suits, against the State debts, or contracts for or against the State, and shall commu.
nicate to the next General Assembly.
APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.
In force, AN ACT applying the bonus of Bond county to be school fund of said Feb. 21, 1843.
county. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the bonus granted