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ther backs and paper sides, when the number of pages do not exceed one hundred and fifty, twelve and one half cents for each one hundred

pages;

when the volume of laws contains over one hundred and fifty pages, the price shall be ten cents for each one hundred pages of the volume; for binding the revised laws, in case they should be revised, for furnishing leather and full binding with leather covering, law form, and done in a neat workman-like manner, fifteen cents for each one

hundred pages in the volume. May contract Sec. 2. The Secretary of State is hereby required and at less prices authorized to contract for the binding, in the first section of in specified this act specified, at less prices than therein named, if in his

power so to do. First sec. of Sec. 3. That the first section of "an act providing for the act of Jau. 3, binding the laws and journals," approved January 31st, 1840, repealed 1840, be and the same is hereby repealed.

APPROVED, February 23d, 1843.

In force,

AN ACT to authorize Henry H. Singleton to build a mill-dam across the Feb. 1, 1843.

Crab Orchard creek. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, Right to erect represented in the General Assembly, That Henry #. Singleand continue ton, his heir, and assigns, are hereby authorized to erect and a mill dam

continue a mill-dam across the Crab Orchard creek, on the granted to H. #. Singleton,

south-west fourth, of the north-west fourth, of section ninehis heirs, &c. teen, township nine south, of range one east, in the county

of Williamson.

APPROVED, February 1st, 1843.

In force,

AN ACT authorizing Benjamin Vermilion to erect a mill-dam across RacFeb. 1, 1843.

coon creek, in Clay county. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, Right to build represented in the General Assembly, That Benjanin Vermilmill-dam ion, his heirs and assigns, be and ihey are hereby authorized granted

to build and continue a mill-dam across Raccoon creek, in Clay county, on section eighteen, in township two north, in range seven east, third principal meridian, ten feet high from

the bed of said creek; Provided, however, that said mill-dam Height

shall be so constructed as not to interfere with private rights. This act to be in force from and after its

passage. APPROVED, February 1st, 1843.

AN ACT to authorize Benjamin B. Gates and David Higby to extend their In force, mill-dam, on the rapids of the Mississippi river.

Feb. 6, 1843.

extent

Sec. 1. Be it cnacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Location of represented in the General Assembly, That Benjamin B. Gates dam and David Higby be and they are hereby authorized to build and continue their wing-dam, on the Des Moines rapids of the Mississippi, contiguous to fractional section number twelve, in township number five north, range number nine, west of the fourth principal meridian, in the county of Hancock.

Sec. 2. The said wing-dam shall not be raised exceeding Height and ten feet high above low water mark, and shall not be extended more than one hundred and twenty-five rods in length; Pro-Not to inter

fere with navvided, said dam shall in no case be so constructed as to inter

igation fere with the navigation of said river.

Sec. 3. The rights and privileges herein granted unto the Grant to exsaid Benjamin B. Gates and David Higby shall extend to tend to beirs their heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, for (the pur-Higby pose of conveying the water of said river to their mills and other machinery. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED, February 6th, 1843.

AN ACT to authorize John T. Davis, and his associates, to build a mill

In force, dam on Saline creek, in Williamson county.

Feb. 23, 1843. Sec. l. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That John T. Davis, his

J. T. Davis associates, heirs and assigns, be and they are hereby authorized authorised to to construct and build a mill-dam across the Saline creek, on the build a mill south-east fourth, of the south-east quarter, of section eleven, dam across

Saline creek township ten south, of range four, east of the third principal meridian, in Williamson county. This act to take eifect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED, February 23d, 1843.

AN ACT to authorise Isaac Gordon to build a mill-dam.

In force,

Feb. 28, 1843. Sec. l. Be it enacted by the Pcople of the State of Ilinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Isaac Gordon be Isaac Gordon and he is hereby authorised to build and continue a mill-dam authorised 10 across the Little Wabash river, on the south-east quarter of dam across the north-east quarter of section twenty-nine, in township Little Wa. six north of range six, east of the third principal meridian, in bash Effingham county; Provided, that the right hereby given does not interfere with the rights of any other person that may have been heretofore authorised to build a mill-dam across said river.

Manner of

Sec. 2. The said dam shall not exceed five feet high froin construction the bed of the said river, and shall be constructed so as to allow

the safe passage of the descending navigation of said river.

Sec. 3. The State hereby reserves the right of constructing a lock, cut, sluice, or other device, for the transit of the trade on the river, over, around, or near the site of the said dam, whenever it may be deemed advisable by tlie Legislature, for the improvement of the navigation of said river, without any charge or cost to the State for the right of way, by the said Isaac Gordon, his successors or assigns; Provided, the said Isaac Gordon, his heirs or assigns, shall be the owner of the lands on both sides of said river where the said dam shall be built.

APPROVED, February 28th, 1843.

In force, AN ACT to authorise Alexander Johnson to build a mill-dam across the Mar. 2, 1843.

Little Wabash River.

Sec. I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Alexander John

son be and he is hereby authorised to build a mill-dam across Mill-dam a.

the Little Wabash river, in Clay county, on the north-east cross the Wa. bash river quarter of the north-east quarter of section ten, in township

three north, of range seven east.

Sec. 2. The said mill-dam shall not exceed six feet high from How con

the bed of the river, and shall be so constructed as to allow the structed safe passage of the descending navigation on said river; Pro

vided, he shall own the land on both banks of the river, and shall not interfere with individual rights and privileges.

Sec. 3. The State hereby reserves the right to construct a lock, or some other device for the transit of the trade on the

river, over, around, or near the site of said dam, whenever it lock

may be deemed advisable by the Legislature, for the improve. ment of the navigation of said river, without any cost to the State for the right of way, by said Alexander Johnson.

Sec. 4. Said Alexander Johnson, in order to secure the beTime of com- nefit of this act, shall have said mill-dam completed, and a pleting same mill in operation in two years from the passage of this act.

APPROVED, March 2d, 1843.

State may

construct a

In force,

AN ACT to authorize John Vanfleet to build a dam across Fox river. Mar.2, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, John Van. represented in the General Assembly, That John Vanfleet, his

heirs and assigns, be and he is hereby authorized to construct, build a mill. dam across

build and continue a mill-dam across Fox river, at and on Fox river sections nine and ten, in township thirty-eight north, range

eight, east of the third principal meridian, in the county of

fleet may

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Kane, to the height of not exceeding five feet above low wa-
ter mark; Provided, that said grant shall no: be construed so
as to prevent the State from improving said Fox river at the
place, by dams, locks, or in any other mode, at any time here-
after, for the purpose of slack water navigation or otherwise.
This act to be in force and take effect from and after its

passage.
APPROVED, March 2d, 1843.

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AN ACT authorising the erection of a mill-dlam across Rock river. In force,

Mar. 3, 1843. Sec. I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That William Talcott, Da- Mill-damarius Adams, George Stevens, and their associates, be and are cross Rock hereby authorised to build a dam across Rock river, not excee-river ding three feet in height above low water mark, on the southwest quarter of section number thirteen, in township number forty-six north, and range number one, east of the third principal meridian, in the county of Winnebago; Provided, that the proprietors of' said dam shall erect and keep in repair a lock or apron in the same, of such construction as to render the passage safe and easy for boats and rafts common in Rock river, and shall allow the same to pass and re-pass free from charge at all times during the continuance of said dam.

APPROVED, March 3d, 1843.

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AN ACT to authorise John W. Smith, Benjamin B. Brown, Abijah Smith, In force, and Charles McClure, to build a dam across Fox river.

1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, represented in the General Aesembly, That John W. Smith,

Mill-dam aBenjamin B. Brown, Abijah Smith, and Charles M'Clure, their

cross Fox heirs and assigns, be and they are hereby anthorised to con- river struct and build a mill-dam across Fox river, at the town of McHenry, in the county of McHenry, from lots one and two, three and four, of block twenty-seven, on the west side of Fox river, to lots one, two, three, and four, of block nine, on the east side of said river, to the height of five feet above low water mark; Provided, said grant (dam] shall not be constructed so as to prevent the State from improving said river at that place at any time or manner that may be deemed proper. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED, March 3d, 1843.

In force, AN ACT to authorise the building of a mill-dam across the Little Wabash river, in White county.

Mar, 3, 1843.

Sec. 1. Beitenacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repre. sented in the General Assembly, That Price H. Howell and John

Certain per- Hodgson, and their associates, be and they are hereby authorisons may sed to build a mill-dam across the Little Wabash river, on the build a milldam across south-west fourth of the north-east quarter of section twentythe Little

one, in township three south of range ten east, in White coun. Wabash river in White co.

ty, Provided, the said Price H. Howell and John Hodgson, and their associates, shall be the owners of the land on both sides

of the river. How con

Sec. 2. Said mill-dam shall not be more than twelve feet structed high from the bed of the river, through which a good and suf

ficient lock shall be constructed, and made ninety feet long and twenty-five feet wide, to admit of the safe passage of all boats ascending and descending said river, and the said lock shall at all times be kept in good repair, and the said Howell and Hodgson, or assigns, shall open the same for the speedy passage of all boats or crafts, upon application being made, free of any charge whatever; and upon failure to comply with the foregoing provisions contained in this act, the said Howell and Hodgson, and associates or assigns, shall be liable for all damage that may be sustained by reason of such omission or ne. glect, to be recovered before any court having competent ju.

risdiction. To be erected SEC. 3. The said Price H. Howell and John Hodgson, and in four years their associates, shall be allowed the term of four years from

the passage of this act to erect said mill-dam and lock; Provided, that said lock shall be first constructed in order that the navigation of said river may not be obstructed during the erecting of said dam.

APPROVED, March 3d, 1843.

In force, AN ACT 10 authorise William T. Ryburn and Bird T. Ryburn to erect a Mar. 4, 1843.

a will-dam across Big Muddy rirer. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, Mill-dama- represented in the General Assembly, That William T. Ryburn cross Big Muddy

and Bird T. Ryburn, their heirs or assigns, are hereby authorised to erect a mill-dam across Big Muddy river, on the north-west quarter of section twenty, in township eight south of range one, east of the third principal meridian, in the counly of Williamson; Provided, said mill-dam shall not exceed nine fect in height, and may hereafter be regulated by the Legislature; Provided, however, that this act shall not be construed to authorise any obstruction to the free navigation of said river; And provided further, that in case any injurious consequences shall result to the navigation of said stream, by the construction of the contemplated dam, as recited by this act, the proprietors of the same shall in all respects be liable to the extent of the injury resulting therefrom; any thing in this act to the contrary notwithstanding.

APPROVED, March 4th, 1813.

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