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ficate for said lot, in consequence of the loss of said certifi. cate of purchase; therefore,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Acting com'r represented in the General Assembly, That the acting commis. required to sioner of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, shall, upon the pay. issue final certificate to

ment of the amount due on said lot, according to the act enUpdike & titled "an act for the relief of purchasers of canal lots in ChiTalcott for a cago and Ottowa,” in one thousand eight hundred and thirtylot in Chicago sis, issue a final certificate to Peter L. Updike for the east

half, and a final certificate to Edward B. Talcott for the west half of said lot number two, in block number thirty-eight, in the original town of Chicago; Provided, that nothing in this act

shall be considered as a warranty against any legal assignRights of oth- ment of said certificate, to other person or persons; And proer persons not vided further, that nothing in this act contained, shall effect this act the legal or equitable right of any other person in the lot here.

in named.

APPROVED, January 28th, 1843.

Ip force,

AN ACT for the relief of William M, Bell. Feb, 17, 1843.

Séc. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Allowance to represented in the General Aesembly, That William M. Bell, Bell for an be and he is hereby allowed the sum of two hundred dollars, fugitive from in full for the apprehension of John Dormer, a fugitive from justice

justice, who was sentenced to the penitentiary for life, in the circuit court of Jo Daviess county, on a charge of rape, in the year 1839, and who escaped from the jail of said county of Jo Daviess, and was afterwards taken by said Bell and conducted to the proper authorities, for which he never has received any compensation; and that the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorised to issue his warrant for the same.

APPROVED, February 17th, 1843.

empt from

In force,

AN ACT for the relief of the Shilo Meeting House tract, Feb. 17, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, repre. Eleren acres

sented in the General Assembly, That the assessor of the county of land

ex

of St. Clair shall hereafter assess no tax on a certain tract of

land located in said county, containing eleven acres of ground iaxation

and used by the members of the Methodist Episcopal church, as a place for religious worship and a graveyard, and which is located on the Great Western Mail Route, six miles northeast from the town of Belleville.

APPROVED, February 17th, 1843.

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AN ACT for the relief of Harrison W. Higgs, and others.

in force,

Dec. 20, 1842. WHEREAS, Harrison W. Higgs was collector in and for the

Preamble county of Effingham, during the year one thousand eight hundred and forty, and failed to obtain a decree of the circuit court, as the law directs, for the sale of delinquent town lots and lands on which taxes were at that time due and unpaid; therefore,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Harrison W. Higgs, Higgs autho. late collector of the county of Effingham, shall have power rised to apand authority, by compliance with the provisions of the reve-ply for decree nue laws in such cases made and provided, to make applica- for tax of tion to the circuit court of said county of Effingham, for a de- 1840 cree of said court to sell all such lots and lands on which taxes were due and unpaid for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty; and the said court is hereby authorised and empowered to make such orders and decrees as should have been Duty of court made had such application heen presented to the court within the time heretofore provided by law.

Sec. 2. That the sale provided for in the first section of this Sale how act, shall take place and be conducted in the same manner as

conducted is now provided by law, and that the said Harrison W. Higgs be allowed until the first Monday of August next to collect and settle with the Auditor of Public Accounts.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, that the same provisions and Late collectbenefits that is allowed by this act, be and is hereby allowed or of Clay co. to James Cheak, late collector for the county of Clay, for the fit of this act year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one. Sec. 4. The collector of the county of Shelby is hereby Same relief to

collector of authorised to make application to the circuit court of said

Shelby co. county, at the spring term thereof, for judgment against delin- for 1841 quent lands and town lots in said county, for taxes for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, and the said collector is hereby required to perform such duties as are now required by law, under the provisions of this act, and to make settlement with the Auditor of Public Accounts, as is provided by the second section of this act.

APPROVED, February 20th, 1843.

AN ACT for the relief and benefit of Richland county.

In force,

Feb. 21, 1843. WHEREAS, by the fifteenth division of the eighteenth section of

Preamble the internal improvement act, approved February twentyseventh, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, the sum of two hundred thousand dollars was appropriated to be distributed to the several counties in this State, through which nó railroad or canal was authorised by that act to be constructed; and whereas, the original county of Lawrence

was entitled to and received a distributive share of said appropriation; and whereas, the county of Richland has been created in part from the county of Lawrence since the receipt of said appropriation by the said county of Lawrence; and whereas, a portion of the inhabitants of the county of Richland, have not received their due proportion of said appropriation, or the benefits arising therefrom; therefore,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Lawrence co. represented in the General Assembly, That the county of to pay to Richland co.

Richland shall be and is hereby authorised to demand and repart of appro-ceive from the county of Lawrence her proportion of said appriation propriation, according to the following terms and conditions:

first, the census for the State of Illinois, for one thousand eight hundred and forty, shall be taken as the ratio of population in said counties; second, that part of the county of Richland which was taken off the county of Lawrence, shall be entitled to receive of the fund which the county of Lawrence received of said appropriation, a proportionate share, according to the relative number of inhabitants in said part of Richland county,

compared with the inhabitants of the present county of LawAmourt to

rence, as exhibited in the State census, for one thousand eight be paid over how ascer

hundred and forty; third, Provided, that whatever sum or sums tained of said fund, so received by the said county of Lawrence, pre

vious to the formation of Richland, shall have been expended for the public benefit in the said part of the original county of Lawrence which now forms a portion of Richland, shall be deducted from the amount to which the said portion of Richland shall be entitled; fourth, And provided further, that the

county commissioners of the county of Lawrence may pay How paid

and discharge whatever sum the county of Richland shall be entitled to in the premises, when duly ascertained by the transfer of any internal improvement notes, bonds, or other obligations for money, on good and solvent men now living in either of said counties, or in any other manner which the commissioners of said counties, or their authorised agents, may agree upon; Provided, that notes, bonds, and other securities for mo. ney on solvent men in Richland county, shall be first taken; And provided further, that the county of Richland shall bear her share of the losses which the county of Lawrence may sustain by the loaning of said internal improvement fund, in proportion to the amount she may draw of said fund.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, that the county commissionCom’rs of

ers of Richland county, or their authorised agent, shall meet Richland and Lawrence to

with the county commissioners of Lawrence county, at their meet and ad- next June term, or at any other time that

may

be agreed upon just amount by the parties, and proceed to examine the books and papers

of the said county of Lawrence, in regard to the said fund received by virtue of the internal improvement act aforesaid, to ascertain the amount so received, and what amount of it has been expended on public works, or for the public benefit in that part of Richland taken from Lawrence; and also to ascer

tain in the best manner that may be agreed upon, the relative proportion of inhabitants in the Richland part of Lawrence, in one thousand eight hundred and forty, with a view to ascertain what sum of money may remain to be due to the county commissioners of Richland county.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, that if the commissioners of When suit to Lawrence county shall fail or refuse to comply with the re. be instituted quisitions of this act, then and in that case the commissioners of the county of Richland shall be entitled to commence suit in the circuit court against the county of Lawrence for the sum due, or for a settlement, if the amount shall not be ascertained before the commencement of the suit; also, that a penalty of ten per cent damages shall be rendered upon

Penalty whatever judgment may be given in said suit against the said county of Lawrence; Provided, that nothing herein contained Proviso shall be so construed as to prevent the commissioners of the counties aforesaid from settling and adjusting the said claims of Richland county, without reference to the census of one thousand eight hundred and forty, and in any manner consistent with law, that will be satisfactory to both parties.

APPROVED, February 21st, 1843.

AN ACT for the relief of the collector of McLean county.

In force,

Feb. 21, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That William H. Hodge, Unpaid taxes

to be collectcollector in and for the county of McLean, and State of līli- ed nois, is hereby authorised and empowered to collect all taxes which were lawfully assessed, remaining due and unpaid on any lands, for the year one thousand eight hundred and fortyone, in said county.

SEC. 2. The said collector, in order to collect said taxes May sell and assessments, may sell at the next regular time of selling lands lands for taxes in and for said county of McLean, all lands on which taxes remain due and unpaid for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one; Provided, said sale shall in all re-Sale bow

conducted spects be corducted as now required by the laws of this State. This act to be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED, February 21st, 1843.

AN ACT to refund to Daniel B. Bush certain moneys wrongfully paid into _In force, the treasury

Feb. 23, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Auditor of Pub Auditor to lic Accounts be and is hereby required to draw his warrant on in favor of D. the Treasurer in favor of Daniel B. Bush for the sum of sev- B. Bush enteen dollars and fifty cents, being the amount which said

Bush paid into the treasury as taxes, on a certain tract of land, when in fact there was no such tract of land.

APPROVED, February 23d, 1843.

In force,

AN ACT to legalize the military acts of Reese Bayless. Feb. 24, 1843.

WHEREAS, Reese Bayless was elected colonel of the sixty-third Preamble

regiment of the militia of the State of Illinois, on the ninth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, received a certificate of election, and was sworn into office; and whereas, on the reception of his commission he discovered a mistake being made in it, by being dated one thousand eight hundred and thirty, instead of one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six; and whereas, the said Reese Bayless, after several attempts to get said date rectified, failed to do so, and consequently thought it improper to have his certificate endorsed on the back of said commission; therefore,

Sec. l. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Reese Bayless' represented in the General Assembly, That the acts of Reese military acts Bayless, of a military character, performed under the certifilegalised

ficate of election, and the oath that inducted him into office as colonel of the sixty-third regiment of the militia of the State of Illinois, be and the same are hereby legalized.

SEC. 2. The adjutant general is hereby authorised to corCommission to be correct

rect the date of the commission of Reese Bayless, colonel of od

the sixty-third regiment of the militia of the State of Illinois, from and after which time the said Reese Bayless shall be only authorised to act as though he had been correctly commissioned and sworn into office originally upon the certificate of his election. This act to be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED, February 24th, 1843.

In force,

AN ACT for the relief of McHenry county.
Feb. 24, 1843.
Preamble

WHEREAS, the county of McHenry, at the time when the

county of Lake was created and set off from her, the said county of McHenry was indebted to a certain sum; and whereas, it is just that Lake county should pay her portion of said indebtedness; and whereas, the amount of said debt is unknown; therefore,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, Amount of represented in the General Assembly, That Joel H. Johnson, of indebtedness McHenry [county,) and Morris Robinson, of Lake county, are of McHenry, hereby appointed commissioners to ascertain and report the

amount of debt due and owing by said county of McHenry, on the day Lake county was organized, and if said commis.

co. ascertained

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