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PUBLIC LANDS.-PUBLIC PRINTER.
Further pro- such parcels as he shall deem proper; And provided further, that viso
the depot at Naples shall not be sold under the provisions of this act, but shall be leased or rented to the best interest of the State.
APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.
In forco, AN ACT :0 provide for the receipt of the distributive share of this Staie Feb. 21, 1843.
of the proceeds of the sale of the public lands. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly, That the Governor of Gov. to receive distrib-this State be and he is hereby authorised and empowered, by utive share of himself, or by his accredited agent, to receive from the treaproceeds of
of the United States any and all sum or sums of mopublic lands
ney now due, or which may become due, to this State under the provisions of an act of the Congress of the United States of America, entitled "an act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands, and to grant preemption rights,” approved September fourth, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, and to execute any needful and proper voucher therefor.
APPROVED, February 21st, 1843.
In force, AN ACT supplemental to the several acts defining the duties of the Public Mar, 4, 1843.
represented in the General Assembly, That until otherwise 1,000 copies of the Jour.
enacted there shall be printed for distribution under the direcnals and Re- tion of the Secretary of State, of the Journals of the House of ports of each Representatives, one thousand copies, of the Journals of the House to be printed
Senate, one thousand copies, and of the volume of Reports of
both Houses, one thousand copies. Compensa- Sec. 2. That until otherwise enacted, the prices for public tion for print- printing shali be as follows, to wit: for plain work, fifty-six ing
and one-fourth cents per thousand ems; tor figure work, eightyfour cents per thousand ems; and for rule and figure work, one dollar and twelve and a half cents per thousand ems, for composition; and fifty-six and one-fourth cents per token for presswork; for blanks, certificates, and circulars for the use of Legis. lature, and the several departments of State Government, one dollar for the first quire, and for each additional quire of the same kind ordered at the same time, seventy-five cents; excepting when said blanks contain so much rule and figure work as would demand an additional charge from journeymeu for composition; in which case the public printer may make an advance of fifty per cent. on the charge of bis journeymen as aforesaid; Provided, that the paper for such blanks, certificates, and circulars be furnished by the Public Printer at his own proper cost and charge.
Sec. 3. That the twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth sections of the act of 23d February, 1841, be and they are hereby repealed.
SEC, 4. This act to take effect from and after its passage.
may make a
AN ACT in relation to the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Railroad Company. In force,
Mar. 3, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it cnacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the stockholders of Stoekholders the Kaskaskia Railroad Company be and they are hereby certain road authorised and empowered to make a macadamized road, commencing at the Kaskaskia landing, on the Mississippi river, and running thence east to the town of Kaskaskia, in the county of Randolph, instead of a railroad, as is now authorised by said charter.
Sec. 2. That the time specified in said Kaskaskia railroad Time for charter, for the completion of said railroad, be and the same completion is hereby repealed.
repealed Sec. 3. That a failure to hold the annual meetings of the Failure to members of said company, shall not work a forfeiture of said hold meetings charter; and the directors shall hold their offices until others aunually not
tu operate as are elected and qualified to fill their places; but in case of de-a forfeiture fault of the annual meeting being held on the day specificd in said charter, the meeting may be held on any other day, by giving at least ten days notice of the time and place of such meeting. This act to take effect from and after its passage.
APPROVED, March 3d, 1843.
AN ACT to provide for the completion of the Northern Cross Railroad. In force,
Mar. 6, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Philo Hale, Isaac C. Northern Pugh, John B. Watson, James Ray, John Tinbrook, James Cross railroad McReynolds, E. B. Hale, George Merrick, William Knox, tation ComIsaac Sodonsky, Samuel Frazier, jr., Henry L. Ellsworth, pany Arnold Naudain, John Grigg, Loughborough, James F. Reed, Samuel Grubb, and their associates, successors and assigns, are hereby created a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of the “Northern Cross Railroad and
i Transportation Company." Sec. 2. Said company may have and take the line of the
Company Northern Cross Railroad, as surveyed and located by the may take said State, from Springfield, in Sangamon county, to Decatur, in road from Macon county; thence to Sidney, in Champaign county; thence Indiana State to Danville, in Vermilion county; thence to the eastern line line of the State, together with all appurtenances thereunto belonging, such as culverts, bridges, abutments, piers, materials
now on the line of said road, right of way, and all other purchases made by the State on the line of said road, and to be used in the construction and completion of said road, together with that part of the line of said road lying within the limits of the State of Indiana, and between the State line and the Great Wabash river, opposite the town of Covington, Indiana, together with all and singular the property thereunto belonging, so far as the State may possess the right to transfer the
Value of work
Sec. 3. The Governor of this State is hereby authorized and materials and required to appoint one or more competent persons to to be estim-,, estimate the present value of any work done at the expense for State ina of the State on the said road; also, of materials, lands, or right debtedness of way, and whatever sum shall be agreed upon as the value
thereof, shall be paid, or secured to be paid for, by the company in the bonds or other indebtedness of the State any
time before said company shall take possession of the work. Capital stock Sec. 4. The capital stock of said company shall consist of
ten thousand shares of one hundred dollars each, with the privilege of increasing the number to fifteen thousand shares in the whole; and the immediate government and direction of the affairs of said company shall be vested in five directors, who shall be chosen by the stockholders and appointed as
hereinafter provided, who shall hold their offices for one year, Officero
and until others shall be duly elected and qualified to take their places as directors, a majority of whom shall form a quorum to do business, shall elect one of their number president and appoint a clerk, who shall be sworn to a faithful discharge of his duties, and shall also appoint a treasurer, who shall give bond to the company, with securities, to the satis
faction of the directors. Capital stock Sec. 5. The capital stock of said company may be sub.
scribed and paid for, either in money, lands, labor, or materials, in the following manner, to wit: The subscribers to the capital stock shall, at the time of subscribing, designate in which payment is to be made, whether in money, lands, materials, or labor; and if in money, he shall, at the time of subscribing, pay into the hands of some one of the directors five dollars on each share by him subscribed, and said director, upon the receipt thereof, shall issue a stock receipt to said subscriber for the same. If the stock be subscribed in land, the subscriber shall, at the time of subscribing, execute to the company a title bond for the land so subscribed, which title bond shall particularly designate and describe the lands intended to be conveyed to said company, as also the conditions and terms upon which said title bond is given; no lands shall be subscribed to said stock at a greater value or rate than one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre. If subscription be made in labor or materials the subscriber shall enter into good and sufficient security for the faithful performance of his contract.
Sec. 6. It shall and may be lawful for any one of the
Book to be oo per
pened to resons named in the first section of this act to open books to the
ceive subcapital stock of said company at any time and place he may scriptions deem advisable and most likely to secure the construction of of stock said road.
SEC. 7. As soon as one hundred thousand dollars of said Directors to capital stock shall be subscribed for iu cash, (and ten per cent be elected thereon paid in) lands, materials, or labor, the persons named in the first section of this act, or any two of them, shall notify the stockholders to meet at some point on the line of said Northern Cross Railroad, to be designated by them, for the purpose of electing five directors of said company, which notice shall be given at least six weeks prior to the time of meeting, and shall be given by advertisement published in one of the newspapers printed at the seat of Government of this State.
Sec. 8. The manner of voting at elections held by said Manner of company shall be fixed by the by-laws of said company, as weinigo nat
elections also, the place and time of holding their annual meetings; Provided, that each stockholder shall be entitled to one vote for cach share of stock owned by him, and which may be given either in person or by proxy. Sec. 9. So soon as the directors of said company shall be
Subscription elected, and they shall have appointed a treasurer and clerk, books to be the subscription books, together with all moneys and papers delivered to belonging to said company, shall be delivered over to said directors directors.
SEC. 10. If the General Government shall at any time hereafter donate to this State any lands for the completion of Donation by said Northern Cross Railroad, the same shall immediately General Gorthereafter be conveyed by the Governor of this State, in fec simple, to the said company, to be by them appropriated ex.,' clusively towards the completion of said road.
Sec. 11. The directors shall have power to employ an engineer or engineers, and all other officers necessary to carry Powers of on the work on said road, making such allowance of pay as directors shall be reasonable and just, and shall have full power to make all necessary contracts for the prosecution of the work on said road.
SEC. 12. Whenever one hundred thousand dollars shall be subscribed for, as herein before provided for, to the capital
May make stock of said company, and bona fide transferred to said contracts for company, the directors of said company shall be empow-work ered to make contracts for the construction of said road; and shall have the power and right to issue in payment for work and materials, certificates of land scrip upon each forty acres of the lands invested as capital stock.
Each certificate shall particularly describe the forty acres upon which the same is issued, and shall entitle the holders to a deed for the same.
Sec. 13. The company may, at their election, put down a double or single track, and of iron or wood.
costs to be
Animal or Sec. 14. It shall be discretionary with said company to steam power
use steam or animal power in transportation on said road.
Sec. 15. It shall be competent for said company to estabBridges and culverts
lish such grade and adopt such plan in the construction of bridges, culverts, and embankmerts, as they may deem most advantageous.
Sec. 16. It shall and may be lawful for said company to be changed make such changes in the present location of said road, as they
may deem expedient and calculated to promote the success of
the work, and the interests of the stockholders. Rates of toll
Sec. 17. The rates of toll may at any time be increased by increased
the Legislature of this State, with a view of raising revenue. When to be Sec. 18. The company shall commence work within two compenced & completed years from the time they shall elect directors, and shall ex
pend ten thousand dollars within one year thereafter, and
complete said road within ten years. Account of Sec. 19. The said company shall procure a well bound kept
book, wherein they shall cause to be entered a correct and exact statement of the cost of constructing said road and other disbursements, together with all accruing receipts from tolls and otherwise, an abstract of which statement shall be submitted to the Governor on or before the first day of De.
cember in each year. Damages to SEC. 20. The said company shall be holden to pay all be paid to damages that may arise to any person or persons, corporation land
or corporations, by taking of lands and materials for the said railroad, when it cannot be obtained by voluntary agreement, to be estimated and recovered in the manner now provided by law for the recovery of damages happening by laying out public roads and highways.
Sec. 21. The State of Illinois, on the faith of the State, purchase shall be at liberty at any time before or after the completion road
of the said road, to advance to said company all such advances
free from the claim of said company or their
assigns. Stockholders Sec. 22. That the stockholders hereby incorporated shall individually be liable in their private capacity, and individual property,
for all debts contracted by said corporation, and the Legislacompany
ture may repeal, alter or modify the same upon any departure from, or violation of the provisions of this act.
APPROVED, March 6th, 1843.
liable for debts of the