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to the county of Bond, under the general internal improvement Bonus grane law, passed February twenty-seventh, one thousand eight hun. ed to Bond

ico. added to dred and thirty-seven, and the act supplemental to an amenda-school Tune tory thereof, be added to and form a school fund for said county.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the county commissioners' co n court of Bond county, within sixty days from and after the pay same to passage of this act, to pay over all of said bonus to the school school com'r commissioner of said county.

Sec. 3. The school commissioner is authorised to receive Said bonus good solvent notes, well secured, from the said courty com- may be paid missioners of Bond county, in payment of said bonus.: in notes

SEC. 4. The commissioners of Bond county shall, previous Com'r to give to the paying of said notes or money to said school commis. additional sesioner, if necessary, demand additional security of said com missioner; said bonus when so paid, shall be and remain a per: manent school sund, be loaned out as other school moneys, and the interest thereon paid out in the same manner as other school moneys are from the State. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED, February 21st, 1843.

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AN ACT provide for the distribution of the interest upon the school, col. In force, lege, and seminary fund to new counties.

Feb. 28, 1843.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, Clerks of co.. represented in the General Assembly, That in all cases where cou’rs courts a new county has been created since the taking of the census in one thousand eight hundred and forty, and in all cases to Auditor the where a new county inay hereafter be created, it shall be the number of duty of the clerk of the county commissioners' court of such pores 27

for co. com'rs new county, and of each county from which any part of said, Déw county was taken, to certify to the Auditor of Public Accounts, within one month after each, annual elcction, the whole number of votes which shall have been polled in his county for county commissioner at such election.

Sec. 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts, at the next annual distribution of the interest upon the school, college and sem: inary fund, after such returns have been received, shall proceed as now required by law to apportion such interest among all the counties which were in existence at the time the census. was taken, and for which a census was returned, but in all cases where á county has been, ur shall hereafter be divided since the census was last taken, the Auditor shall not pay Int. on school over to such divided county the portion of the interest upon fund how dis- . the school, college and seminary fund set apart for such di."oung vided county according to the census, but shall sub-divide the same between such divided county and the new county formed out of a part thereof, equally, in proportion to the number of votes given by each of said counties for county commissioner at

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the preceding election, and shall pay over to the school commissioners of each of said counties the portions belonging to

said counties respectively, as in other cases. When new Sec. 3. Where a new county has been, since the taking of counties are the census in one thousand eight hundred and forty, or shall 'ormed out of hereafter be formed out of parts of two or more counties, the wo or more counties Auditor shall set apart the interest upon the school, college,

and seminary fund, allotted according to the census, to the counties out of parts of which the new county was formed, and shall throw the portions so allotted to the counties out of which the new county was formed into an aggregate fund and proceed to apportion the same equally between the new county and all of the counties from which any part of such new county was taken according to the whole number of votes given by such counties respectively for county commissioner at the last preceding election, and shall pay over the portions set apart to said counties to their respective school commissioners as in other cases.

Sec. 4. If any new county shall be organized and elections Proceedings in case new

held therein, between the annual August election and the first

" counties are day of January next ensuing, it shall be the duty of the county formed be-. commissioners' clerk of such county, within one month after tween the Augost elections

n such election shall be held, to certify to the Auditor of Public and 1st Janu- Accounts the whole number of votes given in said county at ary, 1844

such election for county commissioners, and the clerks of the county commissioners' courts of the counties out of parts of which such new county was formed, shall in like manner certify to the Auditor the whole number of votes given in their counties respectively for county commissioner at the preceding election, and the number of votes so certified by the clerks of the county commissioners' courts to the Auditor shall by him be made the basis of the distribution of the school, college, and seminary fund between such counties, as hereinbefore pro

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Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Auditor of Public AcAudiior counts to procure from the office of the Secretary of State

the whole number of votes which were given at the last August election for representatives to the General Assembly, by any new county which has been created since the census was taken in one thousand eight hundred and forty, and by the county or counties out of which such new county was formed, and in making the distribution of the interest upon the school, college, and seminary fund which iell due on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and fortythree, the Auditor shall distribute to the new county and the counties out of which it was formed, as is herein before provided, according to the number of votes which such counties have respectively given for Representatives as aforesaid.

APPROVED, February 28th, 1843.

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AN ACT for the better security of State, county, and township funds. In force,

Feb. 28, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,

** Co. trensurers represented in the General Assembly, That hereafter the county to keer treasurers of the several counties in this State, shall each of book in which them keep a book, in which they shall keep a regular, just, they shall

*keep an ac. and true account of all moneys and revenues received by them cou respectively, stating therein particularly in what kind of funds moneys reeach particular sum was received, whether in gold, silver, ceived by county orders, or any other funds authorised to be received "cu! ' as revenue by the laws of this State. They shall also keep a And time of regular, just, and true account of the time when, of whom, receiving and on what account, each particular sum in money, or other some funds, may have been 'received by them.

Sec. 2. They shall also keep a regular, just, and true ac- Also particn. count of all moneys and funds paid out by them agreeably to Jar account of

all moneys law, stating therein particularly on what account each par-paid out ticular sum was paid out, to whom paid, the particular kind of money or funds paid out to each individual, and the time when such payment was made. The books and accounts aforesaid to be free for the inspection of any individual who may wish to examine the same.

Sec. 3. That no money, county orders, or other funds, shall No money to hereafter be paid out of any county treasury in this State, ex-be pnid out of

Tuco. treusury cept in accordance with an order or decree of the county es commissioners' courts respectively, or by a virtue of a law order from co. specifically directing such payment to be made. .

com'rs Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the treasurer of cach and Treasurer 10 every county to report to the county commissioners' court of report in co.

com’rs court their respective counties, at the regular terms of said courts, at its regular the amount of money, county orders, or other public funds, in meetings their possession; also, the amount of money, county orders, and other public funds received by them since their last report. They shall also state in said report, the amount they', may have received from each and every source of revenue, by whom, on what account, in what kind of funds, and at what time the same may have been paid into the treasury. The said treasurer shall also report to the county commissioners' courts of their respective counties, at the regular terms of: said courts, a regular, just, and true account of all payments out of the treasury, stating particularly at what time, on what account, in what kinds of funds, and to whom each particular sum was paid out.

Sec. 5. The clerks of the county commissioners' courts of Reports to be the several countics in this State respectively, shall number, filed in the of

fice of co. file, and carefully preserve the reports mentioned in the fourthaler section of this act, and the said reports shall be free for the inspection of any individual who may wish to examine the same.

SEC. 6. That hereafter no clerk of any county commis, sioners' court in this State shall receivc any money claimed by

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Co. clerks to or due to either of the counties of this State, from any source eys due the

' whatever, whether on account of revenue, costs, or fines, or counties from mercharts, grocers, tavern-keepers, showmen, pedlars,

or ferry licenses, or from any other source whatever. No claims of Sec. 7. No claim of any county, whether for revenue, costs, any co, shall, or fines, or for merchants, grocers, tavern keepers, showmen, be considered paid until ihe pedlars, or ferry licenses, or from any other source whatever, treasurer's re-shall be considered as having been paid and satisfied until the ceipt shall be money or other funds shall have been paid to the treasurer of :aken thereform

such county, and his duplicate receipts had therefor, which re

ceipts shall specify the kind of money or other funds in which What receipt

receipt the payments shall have been made; one of which receipts shall shall contain

be presented to the clerk of the county commissioners' court filed with co.

de of the proper county, which said clerk shall number, file, and clerk * carefully preserve the same in his office, which aforesaid du

plicate receipts, it shall be the duty of the treasurer to give to any person who shall pay into the county treasury any money

or other funds as aforesaid. Onib to be ta. SEC. 8. That hereafter each county treasurer, previous to ken by co. entering on the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe an surer following oath, to wit: “I, A. B., treasurer of the county of

in the State of Illinois, do solemnly swear, (or affirm) that I will honestly and faithfully pay over to the proper officers and individuals authorised by law to receive the same, any and all current money, and other funds that may come into my possession by virtue of my office as treasurer of the county of , and that I will not, directly nor indirectly,

exchange, lend, or use any porticn thereof, for the purpose of : speculation, nor will I appropriate or apply any portion there

of to my own use or benefit, or for the use or benefit of another, and that I will faithfully, and impartially, and to the best of my skill and judgment, perform the duties required of me by law as treasurer of the county of -- A. B. Sworn to and subscribed before me this day of , 18, before

me, C. D., justice of the peace for county." Penalty for

Sec. 9. That if any State or county officer, school commisembezzling sioncr, or any other person charged by law with having the 00. funds possession and the safe keeping of any public money, Audi.

tor's warrants, county orders, or other funds, belonging to the State, or to any county in the State, or in any way pertain. ing to the school funds or any county or township therein, shall convert to his own use, in any way whatever, or shall use, by way of investment in any kind of property or merchan. dise, or for his own use, shall loan, with or without interest, any portion of the public moneys, Auditor's warrants, county orders, or any other funds intrusted to him for safe keeping, disbursement, transfer, or sor any other purpose, every such act shall be deemed and adjudged an embezzlement of so inuch of said moneys, Auditor's warrants, county orders, or other funds, as shall be thus taken, converted, invested, used, or loancd, which is hereby declared to be a felony. Any officer

of the State, or of any county, or of any township, and all
persons advising or participating in such act, being convicted
thereof before any court of this State of competent jurisdic-
tion, shall in case the sum so embezzled, taken, converted, in-
vested, used, or loaned, be less than fifty dollars, be fined in a
sum not exceeding two hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the
jail of the proper county not exceeding three months, or both,
at the discretion of the court before which such conviction
shall be had; and in case the sum so embezzled, taken, con-
verted, invested, used, or loaned, shall exceed fifty, dollars,
then the said officer or other person so convicted, shall be
fined in a sum double the amount of the sum so embezzled,
taken, converted, invested, used, or loaned, and confined in
the penitentiary not exceeding ten years, nor less than one
year; Provided, however, that this act shall not be so construed
as to extend to any public officer or agent who shall loan any
school or other fund, in pursuance of any of the laws of this i
State.

Sec. 10. If any clerk, county commissioner, or treasurer Penalty for of any county in this State, shall neglect or refuse to perform refusing to any of the duties required of them by this act, they shall sevcrally forfeit a sum of not less than fifty dollars, and not exceed- of this act ing one thousand dollars, according to the nature and aggravation of the offence, to be recovered by indictment in the circuit court of the proper county, or by action of debt by any person who shall sue therefor, one-half to the person suing, and the other half to the proper county.

Sec. 11. The county commissioners' courts of this State Co, com’rs to shall publish annually, at their June terms, in a newspaper, if publish annuone is printed in the county, a full and perfect statement of ally a sto

ment of the the financial affairs of their respective counties, and if a news- financial afpaper is not published in said county, then the clerks of said fairs of their courts snall post the same up in their respective offices, and county shall be kept there for the inspection of all persons, at all times, they (who may desire to examine he same.

Sec. 12. All acts coming within the purview of this act are hereby repealed.

APPROVED, February 28th, 1843.

AN ACT in relation to the school fund of Lawrence county.

of Lawrence county. In force.

Mar. 3, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, an

School com'rs represented in the General Assembly, That the school commis in Lawrence sioner of the county of Lawrence, and the trustees of schools co, and trusin the several townships in Lawrence and Wabash counties, tees of . . shall be and they are hereby authorized to dispose of all depreciated moncy which they may have on hand belonging to may dispose the school fund, upon such terms as in their judgment will be of depreciated

paper most to the advantage of the school fund.

APPROVED, March 3d, 1843.

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