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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 payissue final

Coment of the amount due on said lot, according to the act enUpdike do titled "an act for the relief of purchasers of canal lots in ChiTalcott for a cago and Ottowa,” in one thousand eight hundred and thirty

43° six, 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 affected by this act the legal or equitable right of any other person in the lot here.

in named.

APPROVED, January 28th, 1843.

Bell

In 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, prehending

Apibe 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 vear 1839, and who escaped from the jail of said county of Jo Daviess, and was afterwards taken by said Bell and conduct. ed 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.

In force,

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

Sec. 1. Beit enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repre. Eleren acres sented in the General Assembly, That the assessor of the county of land exe of St. Clair shall hereafter assess no tax on a certain tract of empt from land located in said county, containing eleven acres of ground faxation

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 milcs 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.

ln force,

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

county of Effingham, during the year one thousand eight Prea
hundred and forty, and failed to obtain a decree of the cir-
cuit 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 autholate collector of the county of Effingham, shall have power rised 10 apand authority, by compliance with the provisions of the reve

veio sell lauds que laws in such cases made and provided, to make applica- for tax of tion to the circuit court of said county of Eflingham, 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 with

in 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 Cap.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 authorised to make application to the circuit court of said Sh 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.

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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

the internal improvement act, approved February twenty-Freamb
seventh, 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

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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 as. certain 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 Ili- 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 how

conducted spects be conducted 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

draw warrant lic Accounts be and is hereby required to draw his warrant on interior 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

vor of D.

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. 1. 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 certifi. Jegalised

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. Commission

Sec. 2. The adjutant general is hereby authorised to corto 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, 1813.

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 Illinois, 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 co. ascertain

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

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