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aforesaid dam and lock, or locks, assume the same dam and lock, or locks as the property of the State, the State, however, thereby assuming to keep the same constantly in good repair. But all the hydraulic power resulting from the said dam shall

be and remain the property of the said corporation forever. Public act

Sec. 28. This act is hereby declared to be a public act, and shall be construed benignly and favorably for every pur

pose therein intended. Stockholders Sec. 29. The stockholders of this incorporation shall be liable in their liable in their private property for all the corporate debts inprivate capa-curred by them in proportion to the amount of stock they

may severally hold.

APPROVED, February 28th, 1843.

In force,

AN ACT to authorise Alfred Browo, Woster Ives, and their associates, of Mar. 3, 1843. Whiteside county, to alter or change the channel of Rock creek.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Channel of represented in the General Assembly, That Alfred Brown, Wos. Rock creek ter Ives, and their associates, be and they are hereby authorichanged

sed to alter or change the channel of Rock creek, in township twenty north, range four, east of the fourth principal meri. dian, as follows, to wit: commencing on section twenty-two, thence running in a south-easterly direction, crossing the cor. ner of sections twenty-six and twenty-five, thence running through section thirty-six into Rock river, for the purpose of creating a hydraulic power for milling purposes; Provided, said change or alteration of the channel of Rock creek shall not effects the rights of other individuals, accruing under the laws

of this State, or the laws of the United States. To build a

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said Alfred Brown, saw and grist Woster Ives, and their associates, in order to secure the bene

fits of this act, shall have a saw and grist mill in operation within three years from the passage of this act.

APPROVED, March 3d, 1843.

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In force,

AN ACT to declare the Snycarty a navigablo stream. Mar. 4, 1843.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That all that part of Snycarty made a public the Snycarty running through the counties of Adams and Pike highway as follows, to wit: beginning at the mouth of the big cut-off,

thence up said cut-off to the mouth of the little cut-off, thence up said little cut-off to the little Snycarty, thence up said Snycarty to its source, shall be and the same is hereby declar. ed a public highway.

Sec. 2. The said Snycarty aforesaid shall be kept free and open for the passage of all flat boats, rafts, or other water

crasts, and if any person or persons shall obstruct the same in Penalty for any manner, they shall be subject to indictment before the navigation circuit court of the proper county, and on conviction, shall be subject to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars and not less than one hundred dollars; Provided, that nothing in this act contained shall prejudice the rights or interests of the owners of the Rockport mills heretofore acquired. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED, March 4th, 1813.

AN ACT concerning the navigation of Rotipas creek in Edwards county.

In force,

Mar. 4, 1843. Sec. I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Bonpas creek in Bonpas navi

gable stream Edwards county, be and the same is hereby declared a navigable stream, from Higgin's mill to its junction with the great Wabash river.

APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.

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In force, AN ACT to re-locate a part of the State road from Benton, in Franklin county, io Equality, in Gallatin county.

Jag. 21, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Nathaniel Jones, of Com’rs to reFranklin county, and James Rogers and Martin Gillet, of Gal-locate road latin county, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to review, mark, and re-locate so much of the State road from Equality to Benton, as lies between Martin Gillet's, at the forks of the road in Gallatin county, to intersect the road as now located from Benton to Equality, at some suitable point near Thomas Lampley's old farm, in Franklin county.

Sec. 2. The said commissioners, or a majority of them, Time & place shall meet at Martin Gillets, in Gallatin county, on the first of meeting Monday in June next, or some day thereafter as soon as practicable, and being duly sworn by some justice of the peace, Com’rs to be of Gallatin county, faithfully to re-locate said road, taking into sworn consideration the most eligible and direct route from the said Gillet's, in Gallatin county, to some suitable point at or near Thomas Lampley's old farm, in Franklin county, as expressed Duty of comin the first section of this act. Said commissioners shall carefully mark the timber in re-locating said road from point to point, and return a survey and plat thereof to the county commis- Plat to be resioners' courts of Gallatin and Franklin counties, which shall turned be recorded by the clerks thereof.

SEC. 3. After said re-location shall have been made, and Road to be the plat and survey thereof returned, the county commission-opened ers' courts of Gallatin und Franklin counties, are hereby re

quired forthwith to cause the said road thus located to be open.

ed and kept in repair as other State roads are required to be; Old road va.

and so much of the road as now located, which this act procated poses to dispense with by re-locating the same, shall be va

cated. Compensa- Sec. 4. The county courts respectively of Gallatin and ciou of com’re Franklin counties, shall allow said commissioners such com

pensation for their services in re-locating said road as they may deem reasonable and just, in proportion to the time they may necessarily be employed in localing said road in each of the above named counties.

APPROVED, January 21st, 1843.

In force, AN ACT to locale a State road from Ulica to Killba's landing, in Fulton Jan, 24, 1843.

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Sec. I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Appointment represented in the General Assembly, That Oliver Shepley, of com’rs to

Alexander Wilson, and John McCann, of Fulton county, be locate road

and they are hereby appointed commissioners to view, mark, and locate a State road from Utica, in said county of Fulton, over Copperas creek bridge, to the warehouse at Killsa's landing, so called on the Illinois river, on fractional north-east quarter of section thirteen, in township six north, range five

cast. Time & place

Sec. 2. The said commissioners shall meet at the town of ol meczing Utica, on the first Monday in April next, or some convenient

day thereafter, and after being duly sworn by some justice of the peace, well and truly to perform the duties above required, shall proceed to survey, mark, and locate said road five rods wide, on the nearest and best ground between the points

named in the first section of this act. Road to be Sec. 3. The said road, when laid out as aforesaid, shall be deemed a Siate road

deemed and considered a State road, and the county commissioners' court shall cause the same to be opened and kept in

repair as other State roads are. Com'rollow Sec. 4. The commissioners appointed under the provisions paid

of this act, shall receive a just and fair compensation for the time necessarily employed in laying out said road, and they are hereby authorised to employ a surveyor and chain carriers, who shall receive a fair compensation for their services, to be paid out of the county treasury:

Sec. 5. This act to be in force and take effect from and af. ter its passage..

APPROVED, January 24th, 1843.

AN ACT for the location of a State road in the counties of Monroe and St.

In force, Clair.

Jan. 24, 1813.

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SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Com’rs to lorepresented in the General Assembly, That Joseph W. Alexan-cale road der and Joseph Livers, of the county of Monroe, and John Grate, of the county of St. Clair, are hereby appointed commissioners to view, mark, and locate a State road, beginning at Obed Harrison's, in the county of Monroe, thence to the village of Prairie du Pont, in the county of St. Clair.

Sec. 2. Said commissioners, or any two of them, shall meet When and at Obed Harrison's, in the county of Monroe, on or before the where to meet first Monday in April next, and after being duly sworn before some justice of the peace, to the faithful performance of their duties, sha! proceed to lay out said road, from point to point, upon the nearest, and besi, and most eligible ground, having due regard to private property. Sec. 3. Said road, when so laid out, a report of which shall Report to be

filed with co. be filed by said commissioners with the clerks of the county

clerk commissioners' courts of the respective counties through which which said road is to run, and the same sha!l be opened and kept in repair as other State roads.

SEC. 4. Said commissioners shall be allowed a reasonable Pay of com'rs compensation for their services, not exceeding two dollars per day, at the discretion of the county commissioners' court, which shall be paid out of the treasury of the county of Monroe, for the time said commissioners may necessarily be employed in making said location. This act to be in force from its passage.

APPROVED, January 24th, 1813.

AN ACT to locate a State road in Hancock county.

In force,

Feb. 1, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That John Camron, James Cos’rs to lo.

ca te road Dale, and Abel Parker, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners in view, survey, and locate a State road, commencing at the town of Carthage, thence running east in a dia Tection to Macomb, crossing Crooked creek, at Owen's mills, thence the nearest and best route to intersect a road now laid out from Macomb to the county line betwixt Hancock and McDonough counties, at or near Thomas Dorothy's farm.

SEC. 2. That said commissioners, or any two of them, shall Time & place meet at the town of Carthage, on the first Monday in April next, of meeting or as soon thereafter as practicable, and after having been duly To be sworn sworn before some justice of the peace of Hancock county, faithfully to perform the duties required of them by this act, skall proceed to view, mark, and locate said road from point to point, as before described; and after completing the same, shall make out a report in writing and file the same with the Report to be

filed with co. clerk of the county commissioners' court of the county of Han-clerk

cock; which report shall form a part of the records of said court; and said road so laid out, shall be opened and kept in re

pair as other public roads are. Pay of com'ss Sec. 3. The commissioners hereby appointed, and the ne

cessary hands by them employed to assist in the location of said road, shall be allowed by the county commissioners' court of said county a reasonable compensation for their services, to be paid out of the county treasury of said county. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED, February 1st, 1843.

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In force,

AN ACT to locate a State road from Belvidere to Little Fort. Feb. 3, 1843.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That G. N. Ho!brook, of Com’re to lo. Boone county, William Barnes, of McHenry county, and Mor

ris Robinson, of Lake county, are hereby appointed commis

sioners to mark and locate a State road from Belvidere, Boone Time & place county, to Little Fort, in Lake county. Said commissioners of meeting' shall meet at Belvidere on or before the fifteenth day of Oc

tober, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three; and before

entering upon their duties as commissioners, shall take an oath To be sworn faithfully to discharge the duties as such commissioners, and

and then proceed to mark and locate a State road as above Compensa- stated; such commissioners to be paid such sums as the several

county commissioners' courts of the several counties may direct.

APPROVED, February 30, 1943.

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In force, . AN ACT to locate a State road from Quincy, in Adams county, to AugusFeb. 3, 1843.

ta, in Hancock county. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Com’re to lo- represented in the General Assembly, That Joel G. Williams,

Joel Danah, and John Biler, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to view, mark, and locate a State road from Quincy, in Adams county, via Houston, in said county, to Ay

gusta, in Hancock county. Time & place

SEC. 2. The said commissioners shall meet at Quincy, in of meeting Adams county, on the third Monday in April, or as soon there.

after as practicable, and after being duly sworn by some justice of the peace, faithfully to discharge the duties required of

them by this act, shall proceed to view, survey, locate, and Manner of mark out said road between the points above designated, on laying out

the nearest and best ground, by marking the trees in the timber, and setting up stakes in the prairie.

Sec. 3. The said commissioners, as soon as practicable after the location aforesaid, shall make out a map and report there

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