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AN ACT to review and re-locate a State road from Jesse Hammer's to Chi. In force, licothe, in Peoria county.

Feb. 24, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That James Dalrymple, Com’rs to reGaius Jerkins, and John C. Flanagan, of Peoria county, he locate Stase and they are hereby appointed commissioners to review, mark, road and re-locate so much of the State road leading from Peoria to Chilicothe, as lies between the residence of Jesse Hammer and Chilicothe in said county, on the best ground nearest to the Illinois river, and along the bank thereof, with regard to the greatest public utility and private convenience.

SEC. 2. The above named commissioners shall meet at the residence of said Jesse Hammer, and after first being duly To make resworn, shall proceed to review and re-locate said road, and turns to co. make return thereof as soon as may be to the county commissioners court of Peoria county, to be filed by the clerk of said court. They shall be allowed such reasonable compensation as the county commissioners may think proper and reasonable.

APPROVED, February 24th, 1843.

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AN ACT to locate a State road therein named.

In force,

Feb. 24, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Elijah Reese, of Comr's apFayette county, Jesse Dooling and Mark Tully, of Marion pointed to locounty, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to road view and locate a State road leading from Vandalia, in Fayette county, in the direction of McLeansboro, in Hamilton county, commencing at the bluff two miles east of Vandalia, run ning with the county road to the south fork of Hickory creek, thence southerly to tlie county line, thence on the nearest and best route to intersect with the road leading from Fair. field to McLeansboro, at or near the lower Hickory hill, near the county line of Hamilton.

Sec. 2. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall meet at the town of Vandalia, on the first Monday in May Vandalia next, or within thirty days thereafter, and after having been duly sworn before some justice of the peace faithfully to per. form the duties required of them by this act, shall proceed to mark, survey, and locate said road, and having so located the same, shall within thirty days thereafter, return to the offices

Returns to be of the clerks of the county commissioners' courts of Fayette made to el?ke and Marion counties a copy of the plat and survey thereof; of Fayette which, together with the report of said commissioners, shali and Marion

counties be spread upon the records of the said county commissioners' courts.

SEC. 3. Said road shall be opened and kept in repair as other State roads are.

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SEC. 4. Said commissioners shall be allowed a fair and reasonable compensation for their services, to be paid out of the county treasuries of Fayette and Marion counties.

APPROVED, February 24th, 1843.

In force, AN ACT authorising a change in a State road in Morgan county. Feb. 24, 1843

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Waters an- represented in the General Assembly, That Zachariań Waters, whorised to of Morgan county, be and he is hereby authorized to change dange cerlain State

so much of the road, leading srom Jacksonville to Vandalia, as road in Mor- lies between the residence of Ralph Macormack and the east gem co.

end of Celia Waters' lane; Provided, such change shall be made upon the land of the said Waters; and the said road, when so changed, shall be opened and put in as good repair as the present travelled route, at the expense of the said Waters; And provided, further, that the distance in travel shall not be increased more than ten rods by such change.

Sec. 2. When said rond shall be opened and put in repair Public road as aforesaid it shall be and remain a public State road, and

worked and kept in repair as other State roads.

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

APPROVED, February 24th, 1843.

Lo force, AN ACT to re-locate so much of the State road as lics between Springfield Feb. 25, 1843,

and Peoria, in the State of Illinois.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repPart of State rond re-loca- resented in the General Assembly, That Robert Allen, Sandtela

ford Watson and Pascal Enos, of the county of Sangamon, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to view, survey, mark and re-locate so much of the State road from Springfield to Peoria as lies between the city of Springfield and the Sangamon river.

Sec. 2. Said commissioners shall proceed to view the most To "report to

convenient re-location of said road, and shall report their reSangamon

view and re-location to the March term of the county comcornty missioners' court of said. county; which court may, in their

discretion, adopt or refuse to adopt said re-location, and if adopted they shall proceed forthwith to have said road

opened as re-located.

APPROVED, February 25th, 1843.

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AN ACT to locate a State road therein named.

In force,

Feb. 25, 1843, Sec. I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That George W. Haley, Com’rs apElisha Glass and Jordan Smith, be and they are hereby ap. Cate State

pointed io be. pointed commissioners to view and locate a State road in road Fayette county, beginning at the bluff, two miles east of Vandalia, there leaving the National road and running in an east

direction, the nearest and best route towards Louisville, in Clay county, passing through the Arm Prairie, in Fayette county, and terminating at the eastern line of the said county of Fayette.

Sec. 2. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall Manner of meet at the house of John Haley, on the first Monday of May performing next, or within sixty days thereafter, and after being duly their duty,

prescribed sworn before some justice of the peace faithfully to perform the duties required of them by this act, shall proceed to mark, survey and locate said road, and having so located the same shall, within thirty days thereafter, return to the office of the clerk of the county commissioners' court of Fayette county clk of Fay

To report to a copy of the plat, survey, and field notes thereof, together ette co. with the report of said commissioners.

Sec. 3. Said commissioners shall be allowed a reasonable Compensacompensation for their services, to be paid out of the county treasury of Fayette county. Said road when located shall be worked and kept in repair as other State roads are.

APPROVED, February 25th, 1843.

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AN ACT to locate a State road from Lewis:on, in Fulton county, to Mon. In force, mouth, in Warren county.

Mar. 1, 1843.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Mlinois, Com're to lorepresented in the General Assembly, That Samuel G. Morse, onte State of Warren county, Anson Smith and Cornelius Stewart, of road Fulton county, are hereby appointed commissioners to view, locate and mark a State road from Lewiston, in Fulton county, to Monmouth, in Warren county.

Sec. 2. The said commissioners shall meet at Lewiston, on Where to the first Monday in April next, or as soon thereafter as practicable, 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, four rods wide, as required by this act, commencing at Lewiston, in Fulton county, thence by the nearest and best route via Centreville, Ellisville, Woodville and Bowling Green to Monmouth, in Warren county; avoiding at all times as much as practicable injury or damage to private property.

Sec. 3. The said road, when laid out as aforesaid, shall be deemed and considered a State road, and the county commis

To be a State sioners' courts of Fulton and Warren counties shall cause 80 road & kept much of said road as may lay within their respective counties io repair

to be opened and kept in repair as other State roads are. Compensa

Sec. 4. The said commissioners are hereby authorized to tion employ a surveyor, and such other hands as may be necessary,

for the purpose of locating said road, who, with the commissioners aforesaid, shall be paid a reasonable compensation for their services out of the county treasuries of Fulton and War. ren counties, in proportion to the time actually employed in laying out said road in each of the said counties.

SEC. 5. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED, March 1st, 1843.

In force,

AN ACT to vacate a part of a State road in Peoria. Mar. 2, 1843.

Sec. l. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Part of road represented in the General Assembly, That so much of the State vacated

road, from Peoria to Galena, via Osceola and Wappello, as is located across block number one, in Hale's second addition to said town of Peoria, and extending diagonally across said block from Main to Hamilton street, be and the same is hereby discontinued and vacated. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED, March 20, 1843.

In force, AN ACT declaring a certain road therein named a State read, and for loMar. 3, 1843. caring a State road from the cast line of Mercer county to the town of

Millersburg, in said county.

Com're to loeate State road

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That William Martin and Elisha Miles, of the county of Mercer, and Achilles Duthridge, of the county of Knox, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to view, mark, and locate a State road from the town of Hendersonville, in Knox county, by Pope creek post office, in Mercer county, to the town of Millersburg; to be located on the nearest and best ground, having due regard for

private property. Their dutie

Sec. 2. The commissioners, or a majority of them, shall meet at the house of Henry Bridgers, in the county of Mercer, on the first Monday in March, or within sixty days thereafter, and after being duly sworn, shall proceed to the performance of the duties required of them by this act. The said commissioners shall, within twenty days after the location of said road, cause to be filed with the clerk of the county commissioners' court of each county, a report of the location of said

road, naming the distance, as near as may be, of said road in each county, which report shall be preserved and form part of the records of said courts. Said road when located shall be opened and kept in repair as other State roads are.

Sec. 3. The county commissioners' court of each county Compensa, shall allow the commissioners, and others necessarily employed tion by them, a reasonable compensation, to be paid according to the distance of said road in each county.

APPROVEN, March 3d, 1843.

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AN ACT to locate a State road therein named.

In force,

Mar. 3, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in thc General Assembly, That Morris Walrad, of Chicago and De Kalb county, Reuben Prichard, of Ogle county, and Bela St. Charles

Staie road T. Hunt, of Kane county, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out, mark, and locate a State road from Chicago, in Cook county, via St. Charles, Sycamore, Coltonville, Browdie's grove, to Dixon, on the nearest and best ground.

Sec. 2. Said commissioners shall meet at Chicago, as soon Duty of comas practicable after the passage of this act, and before enter- missioners ing upon the duties enjoined by the provisions herein provided for, they shall take an oath before some justice of the peace

of this State, to well and truly perform all the duties enjoined by this act. Sec. 3. That Willis Lott and Marshall Stark, of De Kalb

State road county, and James T. Gifford, of Kane county, be and they from Elgin to are hereby appointed commissioners to view, locate, mark, and the Oregon survey a Štate road from Elgin, in Kane county, on the nearest and best ground, to intersect the Oregon road near the west line of De Kalb county.

Sec. 4. The commissioners provided for in the third sec- Duty of com tion of this act shall meet at the town of Elgin, as soon as

missioners convenient after the passage of this act, and before entering upon the duties herein provided for, shall take an oath before some justice of the peace of this State, to well and truly perform all the duties enjoined by this act.

Sec. 5. The commissioners herein appointed shall proceed Com’rs to asto locate said road, and it shall be the duty of the said road sess damages commissioners to assess all damages that may accrue to individuals, taking into the account the advantages as well as disadvantages which said road may be to such individuals; and the award of said commissioners shall be final and conclusive.

Sec. 6. All damages awarded under the provisions of this How paid act shall be paid by the county in which such damages have accrued, and the person or persons in whose favor damages shall be awarded, shall receive a certificate from the commissioners aforesaid, certifying the nature and amount of damages,

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