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sioners cannot agree, they shall select a third person from without both the aforesaid counties, and their decision, or that of

any two of them, shall be binding, final, and conclusive.

SEC. 2. The county of Lake shall pay to the county of Lake co.co McHenry one-half of the amount of the debt so found to have pay part of been due and owing by the county of McHenry, on the said indebtedness day when Lake county was organized.

Sec. 3. The said commissionere shall proceed immediately Com’rs to reto ascertain the said sum, and report the same to the county

port to both commissioners' courts of both the aforesaid counties, and the county commissioners' court of Lake county shall, at their next session after said report, execute their bond, which is hereby declared 10 be good and valid in law, to the county of McHenry, for said sum, payable in four equal annual instalments, bearing date from the day when the aforesaid appointed commissioners shall have made their report to the county commissioners' courts, as above provided for.

SEC. 4. Should either of the above appointed commission. If comr's reers refuse or neglect to act, it shall be the duty of the circuit fuse to act judge of the seventh judicial circuit (on the application of appointed either of the above appointed commissioners,) to appoint some suitable person to fill said vacancy, who shall proceed as above provided for.

Sec. 5. The commissioners appointed under this act shall Compensareceive the sum of two dollars per day for every day actually tion to com'rs employed, the same to be paid out of the treasury of the two counties in equal sums.

Sec. 6. In case the county commissioners of Lake county sball fail, neglect, or refuse, to make such obligation as is above Suits when to

be instituted provided for, the county commissioners of McHenry county are hereby authorised to institute an action of debt in any circuit court of this State, and recover of the said county commissioners of Lake county, the said sum so reported to be due to the said county of McHenry.

Sec. 7. This act to be in force from and after its passage, and it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to furnish a copy

of the above act to each of the clerks of the county commissioners' courts of Lake and McHenry counties immediately after its passage.

APPROVED, February 24th, 1843.

AN ACT for the relief of Richard Dougherty, of Schuyler county. In force,

Feb. 24, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the county commis- Com’rs of sioners' court of Schuyler county be and they are hereby re-Schuyler co. quired to pay to Richard Dougherty the sum of one hundred Dougherty for and seventy-four dollars and seventy-five cents, being the bal-copying. ance due him for copying from the recorder's office of Madi- records son county deeds for lands in the military bounty 'tract for

said county of Schuyler, and said court is hereby required to cause their clerk to issue his order on the treasurer of said county in favor of said Dougherty for said sum.

APPROVED, February 24th, 1813.

In force, AN ACT for the relief of persons who have made improvements on lands Feb. 25, 1843.

near the line of the Illinois and Michigan Canal.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, Persons who represented in the General Assembly, That persons who have bave made made improvements on private property situated on or near improvements the line of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, for the purpose of receive same aiding in the construction of said work, are hereby authorized

to remove the same at any time within six months after notice to that effect, in writing, is given by the owner of said land; Provided, that nothing in this act contained shall be so construed as to authorize the use of private property, without paying a reasonable compensation therefor.

APPROVED, February 25 th, 1843.

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In force,

AN ACT for the relief of Abram J. Vandegrift and others. Feb. 25, 1843,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Vandegrift & represented in the General Assembly, That Abram J. Vandeed from pay- grift and Thomas H. Va ndegrift are hereby released and disment of cer- charged from all liability and indebtedness upon a judgment tain judy.

obtained in the Sangamon circuit court against them or either of them as security upon a recognizance for the appearance of James Hume; Provided, they shall, within six months after the passage of this bill, pay to the county commissioners' clerk of the county of Sangamon the sum of five hundred dollars in any of the securities of the State; And provided, they shall also pay all costs in said suit.

APPROVED, February 25th, 1843.

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AN ACT for the relief of the collector of Pope county. Mar. 1, 1843.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That the collector of the Collector of revenue for the county of Pope, for the year one thousand Pope co. for eight hundred and forty-one, be and he is hereby authorized the year 1841 to collect the taxes due and remaining unpaid on the delinto collect taxes due for quent lands and town lots for the years one thousand eight 1840-41 hundred and forty, and one thousand eight hundred and forty

one, and it shall be as legal to all intents and purposes as if the same had been done within the time allowed by law.

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Seo. 2. There shall be allowed to the collector aforesaid, Collector alas a credit for the year of one thousand eight hundred and

lowed credits forty, the delinquent list amounting to twenty dollars and thirty-one cents, and also for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, nineteen dollars and fifty cents, which amounts are the State, and also, the county tax on the same, which amounts are the delinquent lists of taxes for said years, which said collectors were unable to collect. Sec. 3. This act to be in force from and after its

passage. APPROVED, March 1st, 1843.

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AN ACT for the relief of the late collector of Du Page county. In force,

Mar. 1, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Asa Dudley, late Collection of

delinquent collector in and for the county of Du Page, and State of Illinois, is hereby authorized and empowered to collect all taxes Page co. and assessments remaining due and unpaid on lands and town lots, for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, in said county of Du Page.

Sec. 2. The said collector, in order tu collect said taxes Collector may and assessments, may sell, at the next regular time of selling sell lands lands for taxes in and for said county of Du Page, all lands and town lots on which taxes remain due and unpaid, for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one; Provided, that notice of the tiine and place of sale shall be published, judgments obtained, and said sales shall be conducted as now required by the laws of this State.

Sec. 3. That said collector shall not be subject to the pen- Collector es. alties of the law in consequence of having failed to comply empt from

certain penwith the provisions of an act entitled "an act to amend an

alties act concerning the public revenue, approved twenty-sixth February, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine.” This act to be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED, March 1st, 1843.

AN ACT for the relief of Matilda Powers.

In force,

Mar. 2, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all the right, title, and interest which the State of Illinois has or might acquire Certain lando by the law of escheats, in and to the following described lands, the state is of which Jacob Powers, late of Madison county, died seized, Matilda Pow. to wit: the south half of the north-west quarter, of section ers eight, containing eighty acres; also, the south part of thc northcast quarter, of section eight, containing fifty-seven and onc. half acres; also, number five, the north-west quarter, of the

south-east quarter, of section twelve, containing forty acres; also, number eight, the east balf of the south-east quarter, of the south-east quarter, of section twelve, containing twenty acres; all in township number three north, of range number nine, west of the third principal meridian, is hereby released

nd secured to Matilda Powers, widow and only heir at law of the said Jacob Powers, deceased, and the said Matilda Powers may hold, use, and occupy all such lands as the said Jacob Powers was possessed at the time of his death, as before described, for her own sole use, benefit, and belioof, forever. And should the said Matilda Powers at any time deem it to be to her advantage to sell any or all of the lands as before described, she may do so; and any deed duly executed and acknowledged by her shall be good and valid in law to the purchaser thereof.

Sec. 3. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED, March 2d, 1843.

In force,

AN ACT for the relief of the school commissioner of Pope county. Mar. 3, 1843.

WHEREAS, John H. Smith, school commissioner of Pope coun. Preamble ty, has sold of the school lands in township twelve south, of

range seven east, at a price less than the appraised value thereof; and whereas, the price for which the same was so sold is the highest price the same would now bring; therefore,

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Mlinois, repCertain sales resented in the General Assembly, That the sales made by John made by

H. Smith, school commissioner of school lands, in township, school com'r twelve south, of range seven 'east, be and the same is hereby of Pope co. legalised made legal, and to all intents and purposes valid in law and

equity, and that patents shall issue to the purchasers of the same as in other cases where the full valuation is given for such land.

APPROVED, March 3d, 1843.

In force,

AN ACT for the relief of certain securities therein named. Dec. 5, 1842.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That any person who now $ureties per- is or who hereafter may become the security of any sheriff, mitted to re- coroner, or clerk of the county commissioners' court, shall selves have the power of releasing himself from such securityship

by filing with the clerk of the circuit court, a notice that he is unwilling longer to be security for said sheriff, coroner, or clerk of county commiasioners' court; and any person who now

is or hereafter may become security for any justice of the
peace, probate justice of the peace, constable, school commis-
sioner, or collector of State and county revenue, clerk of the
circuit court, may in like. manner become released by filing
with the clerk of the county commissioners' court a like
notice.
Sec. 2. When any notice shall be filed as aforesaid with

Notice to be the clerk of the circuit court, he shall immediately give notice given thereof to the sheriff, coroner, or clerk of [the county commissioners' court, as the case may be, who shall thereupon file other security, to be approved by the circuit court, if the same other securishall then be in session, or if a session thereof be commenced ty to be filed within ten days after said notice shall have been given, but if said court be not in session, nor a session thereof be commenced within ten days, then the said sheriff or coroner, shall, within ten days, file said bond with the clerk of said court, which clerk shall in that case judge of the sufficiency of said bond; subject, however, to the decision of the judge of the circuit court as in other cases.

Sec. 3. When any notice shall be filed with the clerk of the Clerk to give county commissioners' court, as aforesaid, he shall in like man-notice to ofiner give notice to the justice, probate justice, constable, school cer commissioner, or collector of State and county revenue, as the case may be, who shall, within ten days thereafter, file another bond, to be approved by said clerk.

Sec. 4. If said sheriff, coroner, justice, probate justice, con- When office is stable, school commissioner, or collector of State and county

vacated revenue, as the case may be, shall not, in the time and manner aforesaid, file bond to be approved as aforesaid, the said office shall become vacant, and the said vacancy shall be filled as required by law.

Sec. 5. If a new bond shall be given by any officer, as pro- Wben former vided in the foregoing sections of this act, then the former se- securities to curities shall be entirely released and discharged froin all lia-be released bilities incurred by any such officer, in consequence of business which may have come to hand from and after the time of the approval of the said new bond, and the sureties to the new bond are hereby declared to be liable for all the official de. linquencies of said officers, whether of omission or commission, which may occur after the approval of the new bond as aforesaid.

Sec. 6. If any sheriff, coroner, justice of the peace, probate Oficers em. justice of the peace, constable, school commissioner, or col- bezzling mone lector of State and county revenue, shall embezzle, or appro- dicted priate to his own use, any money which may be paid them by virtue of their offices, they shall be liable to be indicted therefor, and upon conviction thereof, the court shall pass judg. ment that the office held by such officer shall be vacated; and a new election shall be held to fill the vacancy 'thereby created.

Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of such sheriff, coroner, justice

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