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ser or purchasers, his, her, or their heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, and every person to whom the same shall be so assigned, shall be entitled to the same benefits therefrom

Assignee en, in every respect that the person therein named would have

titled to deed been if the same had not been assigned; and in case the lands if land is not mentioned in such certificate shall not be redeemed in pursu

redeemed ance of law, shall be entitled to a deed therefor. The provisions of this act shall apply to all certificates heretofore issued as well as those that may be hereafter issued.

SEC. 2. The assessment made for La Salle county for the assessinent of year 1841, is hereby declared legal in every respect; the same La Salle for as if the original minutes of the assessor had been returned in

1841 legalized stead of a copy of the same.

Sec. 3. Whenever any person, either as original purchaser Several tracts or assignee, is entitled to deeds for more than one tract of land may be inchuunder the same sale, he shall have the right to require the sheriff deed sheriff to include all the said tracts, or as many thereof, as he may designate, in one deed; Provided, that in all cases where Provigo the certificate of purchase of any lands heretofore sold or hereafter to be sold for taxes, bave been lost or mislaid, that the proper owner may by proof, by his own oath or otherwise, of such loss, obtain from the clerk of the court issuing the same a second certificate of purchase as shown by the records of his office, noting the nature of the case upon said records, which certificate shall be sufficient evidence of the purchase of said lands, and the owner shall be entitled to a deed or deeds accordingly.

APPROVED, March 6tb, 1843.

AN ACT .concerning the public revenue, and for other purposes. In force,

Mar. 6, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be the du- Suits against ty of the Auditor forth with to cause suits to be instituted on


collectors the bonds of all former collectors of the revenue who have failed to pay up the balances due from them respectively.

Sec. 2. That there be allowed to the Auditor of Public Ac- Compensacounts in addition to what is already allowed him, the sum oftion to Audi. three hundred and fifty dollars for each of the years 1843 and 1844, for clerk hire. Sec. 3. That the county commissioners' court, of each,

Com'rs may and every county in this State, be authorised to dis- dispose of unpose of the uncurrent money that they may have on hand in current funds their respective counties to the best advantage.

APPROVED, March 6th, 1843.



In force,

AN ACT to amend "an act declaring Spoon river a pavigable stream." Feb. 28, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. Spoon river a represented in the General Assembly, That Spoon river be and navigable the same is hereby declared a navigable stream from its con

fluence with the Illinois river to the north line of Fulton county, and the same shall hereafter at all times be a public highway and free for the passage of boats and water crafts from the mouth of said river up to the said north line of said

county. Dam may be

Sec. 2. Any person or persons wishing to build a mill-dam erected

on said river, between the mouth of said river and said north line of Fulton county, may have permission so to do by. con structing and keeping in good order, for the passage of boats and water crafts, to said dam, a lock at least twenty feet in width and eighty feet in length; and also, making an apron to said dam, with a slope lying at an angle of not more than for

ty-five degrees. Locks and Sec. 3. Any person or persons now having a mill-dam on aprons to be said stream between the mouth thereof and the said north line made for dams of said Fulton county, unprovided with a lock and apron as afore

said, shall, within two years after the passage of this act, construct such lock and apron, and in case of failure so to do, shall be subject to a fine of five dollars for each day after the expiration of said two years, he shall suffer said dam to remain without such lock and apron, to be recovered by action of debt in the name of the county commissioners of Fulton county, before any court having jurisdiction of the same, which action may be instituted by any person residing in said

county. Dams be. Sec. 4. Every person having a dam on said Spoon river, iween Comer- between Comeron's mill, erected since said river was declared son's mills

navigable to said point, without such lock and apron, shall be subject to a fine of ten dollars for each and every day the same shall be suffered to remain without such lock and apron, after the first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, to be recovered in the manner pointed out in the third section of this act.

Sec. 5. All laws and parts of laws conflicting with [this] act are hereby repcaled.

APPROVED, February 28th, 1843.

In force,

AN ACT to improve the navigation of the Rapids in Rock river, at Rock Feb. 28, 1843. ford, in the county of Winnebago, and to incorporate the Rockford Hy.

draulic and Manufacturing Company.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, Rockford Hydraulic Man represented in the General Assembly, That all such persons as afacturing

shall become subscribers to the stock hereinafter mentioned eompany shall be and they are hereby established and declared a body

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corporate and politic, by the name and style of the "Rockford Hydraulic and Manufacturing Company,” and by that name they and their successors shall and may have perpetual succession.

Sec. 2. The said corporation shall be capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, in all courts and places whatsoever, and they may have a common seal, and may alter and change the same at pleasure.

Sec. 3. The said corporation shall be capable of purchasing May purchase and holding any estate, real and personal, nécessary to pro- property mote the objects of said corporation, and of conveying said estate at pleasure; Provided, that they shall not at any one time hold more than six hundred and forty acres of land.

Sec. 4. The capital stock of said company shall be fifty Capital stock thousand dollars, divided into five hundred shares of one hundred dollars each; but the said corporation shall have power to increase their said capital stock to any sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

SEC. 5. Daniel S. Haight, Germanicus Kent, Samuel D. Com’rs to rePreston, Laomi Peake, Charles J. Horsman, and George Has-ceive subkell, of the town of Rockford, and Josiah C. Goodhue, of the scriptions to town of Chicago, are hereby appointed commissioners to receive subscription for the said stock.

Sec. 6. Books shall be opened for said subscription at such Books to be time and place as a majority of the said commissioners shall opened appoint, by a notice thereof to be inserted in some public newspaper, at least thirty days previously.

Sec. 7. If the requisite number of shares shall not be sub-Duty of comscribed for at such time and place, the said commissioners, or missioners a majority of them, shall take such measures for completing the subscription as they may deem expedient and proper.

SEC, 8. Every subscriber, at the time of subscribing, shall One dollar pay to the said commissioners the sum of one dollar for each per sbare to

be paid on share by him subscribed for.

subscribing Sec. 9. Every stockholder shall be entitled at all meetings Stockholders to one vote for each share he may own at the time, and such may vote votes may be given by proxy. All elections by the shareholders shall be by ballot.

Sec. 10. As soon as two hundred 'shares shall be subscribed Meeting of for, the commissioners shall call a meeting of the sharehold-stockholders ers, for the purpose of electing a treasurer, clerk, and seven directors, by giving notice in some public newspaper thirty days previously; such notice specifying the time and place of such meeting.

SEC. 11. The said commissioners, or such of them as shall'Elections be present, shall be inspectors of the said election, and their certificate of such election, and of the names of the persons elected to the respective offices, shall be conclusive evidence thereof, and the directors 30 elected shall, within ten days thereafter, proceed to choose one of their number as president.

Dam across Sec. 12. The said corporation are hereby empowered and Rock river

authorized to erect a dam across Rock river, in the rapids, on section twenty-six, township forty-four north, range one east, third principal meridian, being at or near the town of Rockford aforesaid; which dam shall raise the water in said

Rock river not more than seven feet. To build Sec. 13. The said company shall erect and maintain such luoks

lock or locks as may be necessary for rendering the navigation past said dam good and convenient for steamboats drawing

three feet of water. Tolls for pago

Sec. 14. The said company shall be entitled to demand and sing locks

receive the following rates of tolls for the passage of said lock or locks, to wit: for steamboats, barges, or keel boats, forty cents per ton, United States measurement; for each' flat boat less than forty-five feet in length, three dollars; for each flat boat more than forty-five feet in length and less than ninety feet in lengih, five dollars; for each raft of timber, plank, or other lumber, measuring sixty feet in length and twenty in width, four dollars; Provided, that the rates of toll may be al

tered or changed at the discretion of the Legislature. May enforce

Sec. 15. They may distrain and detain such craft until collection of such toil be paid, or may sue for and recover the same as a tolls

debt before any justice of the peace or court having jurisdic

tion of the amount of such tolls. Corporation Sec. 16. The said corporation shall be the sole owners of the shall own

water power to be produced by the dam aforesaid, and may water power let, contract or lease the same, or any part thereof to others,

or may themselves use such water power, or any part thereof, for any species of manufactures they may think proper to establish, and they may erect offices, buildings, mills, works,

and machinery as may be necessary to carry on their business. Pres't & di- Sec. 17. The president and directors, or a majority of call in capital rectors may, them, shall have power to call in the capital stock of said comstock

pany from time to time, in such one instalments as they may deein best for the interest of the company; but no one instal. ment shall exceed ten dollars on each share, nor shall the whole amount of calls made within three months exceed fifteen dol

lars on each share. Notice to be

Sec. 18. Notice of such calls shall be given in some public giren newspaper, at least thirty days before the time of payment,

specifying the day of payment; and in case the same shall not then be paid the sum due on any share or shares shall be recoverable as a debt in any court having jurisdiction of debt to the amount thereof, or the share or so many of the shares of the delinquent stockholder, as shall be necessary to bring the sum due from him, may be sold at auction by order of the directors; of which sale public notice shall be given in some public newspaper, specifying the time and place of such sale. Interest at the rate of seven per cent. per annum shall be charged on the amount of all calls from the time due until paid.

Sec. 19. The directors shall have power to receive in pay- Bonds & ment of the subscription to said capital stock, bonds and mort


may be receigages, bearing seven per cento interest annually, on unincum- ved in pay bered real estate in this State, at one-half of its appraised ment or debte value, which value shall be ascertained by three sworn and disinterested persons, who shall be appointed by the circuit judge of the district in which said lands lay, and to obtain a loan to the amount of the capital stock paid in in money, and bonds, and mortgages, and to pledge the sanie, together with the improvements made by said corporation, for the faithful re-payment thereof.

Sec. 20. The shares in said corporation shall be deemed Transfer of personal property, and shall be transferred as such, but no stock to be transfer shall be valid until registered in a book to be kept books of comby the company for that purpose. No transfer of any share pany or shares shall be made until all calls due have been paid.

Sec. 21. The time for annual election of directors, trea- Time of elecsurer, and clerk shall be the first Monday of the month in tiou of oficers which the first election, of said officers shall happen, as hereinbefore mentioned, and notice thereof shall be given in some public newspaper thirty days previously; Provided, that an omission to hold such annual meeting or to elect any officer of said company, shall not work a dissolution of said corporation.

Sec. 22. Any vacancies in the offices of treasurer or clerk Vacancy how may be filled by a temporary appointment by the directors, filled to continue until the next meeting of the shareholders, and until a successor is elected and qualified.

Sec. 23. The treasurer and other officers of the corporation Officers to shall, before entering upon their offices, give bonds with security, as the directors may deem necessary, for the faithful per formance of their official duties, with such conditions as the directors shall prescribe.

Sec. 24. The directors may call a special meeting of the Special meetshareholders for the purpose of electing officers or transacting inge other business, upon giving notice of such meeting in some public newspaper, specifying the time and place of said meeting, and at any time, upon a requisition made by a majority in interest of the shareholders, the said directors shall call a special meeting of said corporation by giving public notice as aforesaid.

Sec. 25. The directors shall have power to make such by-By-laws laws, rules, and regulations as may be deemed expedient and proper for the well ordering of the affairs of the said corporation; not, however, repugnant to the laws of this State or of the United States.

Sec. 26. The company shall commence the improvement when to within one year after the organization of the company as commence aforesaid, otherwise this charter and the powers hereby granted shall become vacated and forfeited.

Sec. 27. It is hereby provided and expressly declared that the State may State of Illinois may, at any time after the construction of the locks

own dam and

- give bond

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