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standing; Provided, however, the plaintiff or plaintiffs in Three months

notice to ex execution, or his or their attorney, shall give to the execu

ecutors and tor or administrator, if there be any, of said deceased person administraor persons, at least three months' notice in writing, of the ex-tors if any istence of said judgment before the issuing of execution; And provided further, that no execution shall issue until after the expiration of twelve months from the death of such deceased person or persons.

APPROVED, February 25th, 1843.

AN ACT regulating the manner of selecting juries in certain cases.

In force,

Feb. 1, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, rep-Duty of sherresented in the General Assembly, Whenever bereafter a failure iff in summotakes place to hold a regular term of any of the circuit courts certain cases of this State, and a special term of said court is called, it shall &c. be the duty of the sheriff to summon, for said special term, the list of grand and petit jurors furnished for the regular term

When co. preceding.

com’rs courts Sec. 2. The county commissioners' courts of this State are may select juhereby authorised, at any special term of their courts, to select rors at special lists of grand and petit jurors in the manner now provided by terms law, for any special term of the circuit courts in their respective counties.

Sec. 3. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED, February 1st, 1843.

AN ACT to allow graud and petit jurors mileage.

In force,

Mar. 4, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illino.s, represented in the General Assembly, That hereafter there shall Payment of be allowed and paid to grand and petit jurors for their servi- it jurors

grand and peces in attending circuit courts of the several counties in this State, the sum of seventy-five cents per day, for every day necessary in attending courts as aforesaid, as such jurors, and for every mile of necessary travel, to be computed from the place of holding courts, to the residence of the juror, five cents

Mileage per mile, to be paid out of the county treasury, as now provided by law, for the payment of grand and petit jurors. Sec. 2. That whenever any person shall be summoned as

Talismap to talisman, to attend any circuit court as a petit juror, and shall receive same be detained as such, longer than one day, sucli person so sum- compensation moned shall be allowed mileage from the place of holding is detained

more than one courts to the residence of such juror, in the same manner as day though such person had been originally selected and summoned. Mileage only to be computed one way.

APPROVED, March 4th, 1813.

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JUSTICES AND CONSTABLES.

In force, AN ACT to increase the number of justices of the peace in the justice's Aug. 7, 1843.

district therein named.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, District em-, represented in the General Assembly, That hereafter the justibracing Ami. ty entitled to

ce's district in which the town of Amity is situated in the counfour justicesty of Bond, shall be entitled to four justices of the peace and & constables constables, one of which justices and constables shall reside in

or near the said town of Amity.

Sec. 2. This act to take effect and be in force from and effect at next after the next regular or biennial election for justices of the justices

peace and constables.

APPROVED, January 24th, 1843.

dct to take

election of

In force,

AN ACT legalizing the acts of Daniel S. Ebersol, a justice of the peace Feb. 3, 1843.

in Livingston county.

Preamble WHEREAS, Daniel S. Ebersol was duly elected and commission.

ed justice of the peace for the county aforesaid, on the first Monday of August, one thousand eight hundred and fortytwo; and whereas, being himself clerk of the county commissioners' court, he was sworn into office by Truman Rutherford, probate justice of the peace for said county; now therefore,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Acts legalized represented in the General Assembly, That all and singular the

acts of the said Daniel S. Ebersol, as such justice of the peace,
shall be as legal and binding to all intents and purposes, eith-
er in law or equity, as if he had been sworn into office as the
law requires.

SEC. 2. This act to be in force from and after iis passage.
APPROVED, February 3d, 1843.

In force, AN ACT to confirm the acts of John J. McG:aw, justice of the peace for Feb. 25, 1843.

De Witt county.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Acts of J. S. represented in the General Assembly, That all the acts of McGraw le. John J. McGraw, as a justice of the peace for De Witt county, galized shall be valid and legal, as if the said John J. McGraw had

been legally sworn into office.

APPROVED, February 25th, 1843.

lo force,

AN ACT for the relief of Henry B. Cone and James W. Nobles. Mar. 4, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Henry B. Cone,

and James W. Nobles are entitled to a pre-emption on the In relation to following quarter sections, to wit: Henry B. Cone shall be certain preentitled to the south-west quarter of section thirty-four, in rights township twenty-two north, range five, east of the fourth prin. cipal meridian, and James W. Nobles shall have the same privilege to pre-emption upon the north-west quarter of section three, in township twenty-one north, range five, east of the fourth principal meridian; Provided, said quarter section, belong to the State of Illinois; And be it further provided, that said Henry B. Cone and James W. Nobles shall pay into the treasury of the State one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre ,

in gold or silver; and it shall be the duty of the Governor, upon the Treasurer's receipt of the one dollar and twentyfive cents, in gold and silver, by either of the aforesaid persons, to cause a title patent to be issued to the aforesaid person or persons for the aforesaid land or lands.

Sec. 2. That Francis Van Valkenburgh, of Winnebago Same county, is hereby granted a pre-emption right to the west half of the north-west quarter of section, number eighteen, in township twenty-seven north, of range ten, east of the fourth principal meridian, and shall be entitled to a patent for the same from the State, upon the terms and under the limitations set forth in the first section of this act; Provided, that the several persons above named shall avail themselves of the privileges in this act granted, by making full payment into the State treasury for the several lots of land described, previous to the time that may hereafter be appointed for the public sale of lands, selected in the Dixon land district, under the act of Congress of the fourth of September, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one.

APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.

AN ACT to authorise the county commissioners of Wayne county to trans- In force, fer a certain lot of ground therein named.

Feb. 23, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the county com-Co. court of missioners' court, in and for Wayne county, agents in trust Wayne cos

0 for the Methodist Episcopal Society, at Fairfield, be and they transfer cerare hereby authorised to transfer by deed in fee simple, a cer- tain property tain out lot adjoining the town of Fairfield, known as "the Parsonage,” in accordance to the sale heretofore made by the trustees of the said Methodist Episcopal Society.

Sec. 2. Said deed, when so made, shall be considered as Effects of the conveying to the grantees therein named all the title, estate, conveyance and interest of the said society, and in all respects shall be good and valid in law.

APPROVED, February 23d, 1843.

In force, AN ACT to authorise the Governor to convey certain lots in the town of Feb, 23, 1843,

Shawneetown to E. J. Durbin.

Preamble Whereas, John M. Kelly, Esq., was on the eighth day of May,

1811, appointed by the Treasurer of the State of Illinois an agent to take charge of all the property purchased by the State on account of the internal improvement system lying east of the third principal meridian, with general powers for the collection, custody, and sale of the same, according to his discretion; and whereas, the said Kelly found the building at Shawneetown, intended for a depot, to be in an unfinished and a decaying state, and would soon become worthless unless some disposition of it was immediately made, and finding it to be out of his power to realisc any thing from the building, unless he should sell with it the lots owned by the State on which the building is situated, he therefore offered to sell, at public vendue, the lots, on the fourth day of September, 1841, and E. J. Durbin being the highest bidder, became the purchaser, at and for the sum of $2,912 00; and whereas, the said Durbin paid, at the time of the purchase, ten per cent. on the amount, and is now ready to pay the balance in State scrip, agreeable to the terms of the said sale; therefore,

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

represented in the General Assembly, That the sale of the lots Sale of lots in in the town of Shawneetown, known and described on the Shawneetown plat of said town as in-lots numbered eleven hundred and sevenratified

ty-five, (1175) and eleven hundred and seventy-six, (1176) on which a building was erected, intended for a depot on the Shawneetown and Alton railroad, which was made by John M. Kelly, agent appointed by the State Treasurer, tó E. J.

Durbin, be and the same is hereby ratified. Gov. to make

Sec. 2. The Governor is hereby authorised to execute to deed of con. the said E. J. Durbin a deed of conveyance for the lots menveyance tioned in the first section of this act, so soon as the said Dur

bin pays, or causes to be paid into the treasury of the State of Illinois, the balance in State internal improvement scrip or bonds, now due or hereafter to become due, agreeable to the the terms of the said sale.

APPROVED, February 23d, 1843.

In force, AN ACT supplemental to 6an act for the sale of certain lots thereia Mar. 2, 1843.

named," approved February 26th, 1841.

Sec. I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Sale of cer represented in the General Assembly, That the south-west fractain lois tional quarter of section number eight, in township twenty

north, range nine west, in the county of Mason, and State of Illinois, may be sold in the same manner and under the same restrictions, prohibitions and limitations as provided for by “an act for the sale of certain lots therein named,” approved February 26th, 1841. This act to be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED, March 20, 1843.

AN ACT in relation to the distribution of the laws and documents of the

In force, Congress of the United States.

Feb. 2, 1843. Sec. 2. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be the duty Documents of the Secretary of State to distribute with the laws of the referring to present General Assembly, to each of the clerks of the county pablic lando commissioners' courts in this State, one set of the documents, red to coun. legislative and executive of the Congress of the United States, ties in relation to the public lands, to be kept by said clerks in their offices for the use of the people of their respective counties.

Seç. 2. The Secretary of State shall also send to cach sen. Distribution atorial district in this State one copy of the acts of Congress, of acts of from eighteen hundred and twenty two to the present time, Congress to be deposited with the clerk of the county commissioners' court where the votes for said district are canvassed, for the use of the people of said district, and bereafter with each distribution of the laws of this Stats there shall be sent out as aforesaid, to each of said districts, one copy of the acts of Congress which may hereafter be received.

APPROVED, February 2d, 1843.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled “an act providing for the binding of the In force, laws and journals," approved January 31st, 1840.

Feb. 23, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be the duty Sec. of State of the Secretary of State, after having given six weeks notice, to contract to be published in one of the newspapers printed at the city stitching, and of Springfield and one at the city of Chicago, of the time of binding the letting the folding, stitching and binding, to contract with Reports,

Journals and some responsible book binder or binders, who reside in this

Laws State, before the commencement of each regular or special session of the General Assembly of this State, to do the folding, stitching and binding of the approaching session, consisting of reports, journals and laws, in the following manner and at Do greater prices than those annexed, to wit: for folding, stitching and covering with blue paper, and cutting the edges of the journals, three and one half cents for each one hundred pages in the volume; for folding and stitching reports, two cents for each one hundred pages in the volume; for binding laws and journals and reports for Secretary's office, with lea

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