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faithfully to discharge their duties agreeably to the provisions of this act, shall proceed to view, survey and locate said road on the nearest and most eligible ground from point to point, having due regard to private property and public convenicnce, and shall make return to the county commissioners' courts of the several counties through which the same shall To make repass; which return shall be entered of record and filed in the

port office of the clerk of the county commissioners' court, and said road shall be a public and State road, and kept in repair as other State roads are.

Sec. 3. The said commissioners, shall receive such com- Compensapensation for their services as the county commissioners' tion courts of the several counties, through which said road shall pass, as they shall deem right and proper.

APPROVED, March 6th, 1843.

AN ACT to locate a State road from William Brown's, jr., in St. Clair In force, county, to Nashville, in Washington county.

Mar. 4, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 1 epresented in the General Assembly, That Jackson Ammons, State road of Clinton county, Henry Williamson, of Washington county, and Nathan Fike, of St. Clair county, be and the same are hereby appointed commissioners to view, survey and locate a State road from or near William Brown's, jr., of St. Clair county, thence by the nearest and best route to B. C. Nelson's ferry on the Kaskaskia river, and thence on the county road from said ferry to Nashville, Washington county, Illinois.

Sec. 2. The said commissioners, or a majority of them, Comors to losball meet at the residence of B. C. Nelson, in Washington cate same county, on the first Monday in April next, or some time thereafter which they may agree upon, and after being duly sworn before some justice of the peace faithfully to discharge their duties, agreeably to the provisions of this act, shall proceed to view, survey and locate said road on the nearest and most eligible ground from point to point, having due regard to private property, and shall make return to the county commis- Make returns sioners' courts of the several counties through which the same shall

pass;

which return shall be entered of record and filed in the clerk's office, and said road shall be a public and State road, and opened and kept in repair as public roads. Sec. 3. Said commissioners shall receive such' compensa

Compensation for their services as the commissioners' courts of the sev- tiun eral counties, through which said road shall pass, shall deem just and reasonables to be paid out of the several county treasuries.

APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.

In force, AN ACT to amend an act entitled “an act to provide for leasing the sa. Jan. 28, 1843. line reserves, in Jackson county, and for granting pre-emption rights,

&c.”

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, Time extend represented in the General Assembly, That so much of the first ed for Holi- section of the act entitled "an act to provide for leasing saline day to exe- reserve lands, in Jackson county, and for granting pre-emp. cute bond

tion rights to certain persons therein named,” in force Feb. ruary 26th, 1841, as required David Holiday, the commissioner appointed by said act, to enter into bond with good and sufficient security, on or before the first day of May, A. D. 1841, be repealed, and that the said David Holiday may enter into bond, as required by the first section of said act, on

or before the first day of April next. Part of for

SEC. 2. That so much of the third section of said act as remer act re. quires Stephen Holiday and Joseph Sorrells to purchase of pealed

said commissioner forty acres of said land, including the residence and improvements of the said Stephen Holiday and Joseph Sorrells respectively, at any time before the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, be repealed, and that the said commissioner be hereby authorized and empowered to sell to the said Stephen Holiday and Joseph Sorrells each forty acres of said saline reserve lands, including the residence and improvements of the said Holiday and Sorrells respectively, for the sum of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, at any time before the first day of De

cember, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred Holiday fail- and forty-three; and in case the said Holiday shall fail to ex. ing to execute ecute a bond, or shall fail to act as such commissioner, it shall bond, com’rs be the duty of the county commissioners of Jackson county point com'r to appoint a commissioner to act in his stead, who shall exes.

cute such bond as is required of said Holiday.

APPROVED, January 28th, 1943.

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In force, AN ACT authorising Vermilion and Iroquois counties to sell certain lands Feb. 25, 1843. and make certain payments to Champaign county, and for other purposes.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Vermilion & represented in the General Assembly, That the county commisIroquois may sioners' court of Vermilion county, and the county comsell saline missioners' court of Iroquois county, are hereby authorilands

sed to dispose of the saline lands heretofore appropriated to their counties respectively, by an act of the General Assembly of this State, entitled "an act appropriating the residue of the Vermilion saline lands to the counties of Iroquois and Vermilion, for the building of bridges across the Iroquois

and Vermilion rivers," approved, 220 July, 1837. Com'rs of ei- Sec. 2. The county commissioners' court of either of the ther co, may above wamed counties may, at any time when they think it for sell such lands

the interest of the people of their county, dispose of the land

appropriated by the above recited act, and in such manner as in their opinion will best promote the interest of the people of their county.

Sec. 3. So soon as any tract of land shall be disposed of by Certiicate of either of the above named courties, and the same be paid for purchase by the purchaser, the court so disposing of the said land shall deliver to the purchaser a certificate of purchase directed to. the Auditor of Public Accounts, which certificate shall contain a full and complete description of said land, and shall be signed by the clerk of said court, and sealed with the seal of said court.

Sec. 4. The Auditor shall, upon presentation to him of said Auditor to ir certificate, issue a patent therefor, and which patent shall be sue patent issued in the same manner as patents are now issued for school lands, and shall be signed by the Governor and countersigned by the Auditor, whereupon said Auditor shall carefully filc away and keep said certificate in his office.

Sec. 5. So soon as the county commissioners' court of either When 200 of the above named counties shall have sold two hundred cres are sold acres out of the lands appropriated to their county by 100 to be paid

proceeds of the above recited act, said court shall pay over to the to Cham. county commissioners' court of Champaign county, the pro-paign co. ceeds of one hundred acres of said land, in conformity with the second section of "an act for the building of certain bridges, and changing certain appropriations," approved February 19th, 1839.

Sec. 6. That a law approved February 5th, 1831, provid- Certain laws ing for the imprisonment of any person who may erect a dam repealed in the Big Vermilion river, be and the same is hereby repealed.

APPROVED, February 25th, 1843.

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In force, AN ACT to amend an 'act entitled "an act to authorize the sale of the saline lands in Bond county.

Mar. 4, 1843.

WHEREAS, agreeable to an act entitled "an act to authorize Preamble

the sale of the saline lands in Bond county,” approved March second, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, Thomas Keys and Jacob Drake, of Bond county, were appointed commissioners of the saline lands in said county, with power to sell said lands; and whereas, the said commissioners did sell said lands in pursuance of said act, but in consequence of a legal defect in the obligations of the contracting parties, together with the exceeding pressure in the monetary affairs of the county, the purchasers of said lands have refused to pay their obligations, and many of them have surrendered their contracts as void; and moreover, while this state of things exists said lauds are being

stripped of the timber in a manner which will in a short time render them worthless; therefore,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, Com're of represented in the General Assembly, That the county cornmisBond co. may sioners of Bond county shall be and they are hereby authorsell certain

ized to sell any quantity of saline lands, so called, situate in saline lands

said county of Bond, not exceeding one section, according to the usual sub-divisious of land, upon such terms as they shall deem proper and most advisable; for which purpose the State of Illinois hereby vests whatever right or title (she] may have in any such quantity of land donated as aforesaid.

SEC. 2. The said county commissioners shall, upon the sale To reimburse of the said lands, reimburse the State for any

and all exthe State for

penses incurred by the State in relation to said lands; said exexpenses out

penses to be ascertained by a statement of the same, to be ceeds of such certified by the Auditor of Public Accounts to said commis

sioners, and whatever balance may remain after reimburs

ing the State shall be applied, under the direction of said Residue how applied

commissioners, to the construction of a bridge or bridges,

or highway or highways, in said county of Bond. Co. court to

Sec. 3. The county commissioners' court of Bond county shall be and they are hereby authorized to convey all of the aforesaid lands to any person or persons who shall purchase the same under the provisions of this act, and such convey

ances shall be good and valid. Co. in receive SEC. 4. The county of Bond shall not receive any per cent. no per cent which she heretofore might have been entitled to arising from from sale of saline lands

the sales of any saline lands, so called, in this State. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.

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AN ACT authorise the school commissioner of Clay county to settle Feb. 3, 1843.

with the school commissioner of Richland county.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, School com's represented in the General Assembly, That the school commispay to Rich- sioner of Cla, county be and he is hereby authorised and reland its pro- quired, on or before the first day of June next, to account and portion of

settle with the school commissioner of Richland county, and school fund

pay over to the said school commissioner of Richland county the proportion of county school money, in notes, bonds, mortgages, and other evidences of indebtedness, on account of the said county school fund which that part of the said county of Richland that was stricken off to Clay county would be entitled to, according to the census of the year one thousand eight hundred and forty, under twenty-one years of age.

Sec. 2. And upon the payment over by the said school commissioner of Clay county to the school commissioner of Richland county, of the said proportion of county school mo

ney, which the said part of Clay county that was stricken off and added to the said county of Richland would be entitled to, as provided by the first section of this act. The said school commissioner of Richland county shall execute and deliver to Receipts to the said school commissioner of Clay county a receipt there be given for, who shall file the same with the clerk of the county com. missioners' court of said Clay county, after which the said school commissioner of Richland county shall, within thirty days, pay over to the treasurer of the incorporated townships School com'r which had been so stricken off of said Clay county, the said of Richland county school money in manner aforesaid pro rata, and loan treasurers of said proportion of said school money for the use of the incorpo-incorporated rated townships stricken off of the said county of Clay, as

townsbips aforesaid, if any there bc, until they shall become incorporated, when the same shall be paid over to them in due proportion in like manner, with all interest'due thereon. But nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prevent the said school commissioner of Richland county from paying over the interest on said county school fund to the unincorporated townships in the same manner now required by law to support and maintain common schools.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Residue of that the said school commissioner of Clay county, aiter he shall school sund in have settled with the said school commissioner of Richland Clay .co.to be

paid to low county, as is required by the provisions of this act, shall

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pay ships residue of said county school money and interest which may remain in his hands to the incorporated and unincorporated townships of his county, as the said school commissioner of Richland county is required to do by the second section of this act.

SEC. 1. And bei: further enacted, that the school commissioner Due propor. of Clay county be and it is hereby made incumbent on him, tion of int. on as soon as he shall receive the interest on the college, school

, be paid to and seminary fund, that he shall pay over to the school com- Richland co. missioner of Richland that part due her to be apportioned in like manner as the county school fund, until otherwise provided.

APPROVED, February 30, 1943.

AN ACT to legalize certain proceedings of the trus:ees o: schools for in force

township thiriy-three, north of range ibree east. of the third principal Feb. 23, 1843. meridian, in La Sulle county.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, l'hat all proceedings of Acts of com the trustecs of schools for township thirty-three north, range of schools in three, east of the third principal meridian, in La Sailc county, La Salle co. relating to sales of stone heretofore made from the school

legalized section belonging to said township, and to all scttlements

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