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made with persons who had trespassed upon said school section, be and the same is hereby declared valid and in every

respect legal. Certain iras. Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, that the trustees of schools. lees of schools for township thirty-three north, three east of the third princi

CO... pal meridian shall have the power and it is made their duty may sell the stone on said to delegate one of their number, or such other person as they schoul lands may dcem proper, to act as agent to dispose of the stone upon

said school section, in such manner and for such price as may

be deemed by the trustees most for the benefit of said townProviso ship; Provided, that all persons having a claim on any stone

now quarried and remaining on said section, by any arrangement heretofore made with the trustees, shall have six months from the passage of this act (and no longer) to remove the same.

APPROVED), February 23d, 1843.

In force, AN ACT organizing a school district in Vermilion county, and authorizFeb. 6, 1843.

jog the sale of school lands therein.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Boundaries of represented in the General Assembly, That all that part of dio:rict town twenty north, of range ten, in Vermilion county, be

and the same is hereby attached to and shall form a part of the school district situated on range eleven, town twenty, in said county, and shall be subject to all the rules and regulations, and enjoy all the privileges and advantages which by law the school district, situated in range eleven, is now

subject to or enjoys. Com'r many

Sec. 2. That the school commissioner of Vermilion county cell land and be and is hereby authorized to sell all the school lands sit. when

uated in range ten, town twenty, in said county, upon the presentation to him of a petition containing the names of four-fifths of the legal voters of said range ten, town twen. ty, signifying their willingness and desire to have the same

sold. Sale how to Sec. 3. That the said school commissioner shall be govern. be conducted ed in all respects in the sale of said school lands as now go

vern in the sale of other school lands in said county. Application Sec. 4. That the funds arising from the sale of the school of fundo lands, situated in range ten, shall be used for the benefit of the

school district composed of range ten and eleven, in town twenty, so long as the same shall compose one district and no longer.

APPROVED, February 6th, 1843.

AN ACT to enable the inhabitants of incorporated townships to dissolve_In forco, their incorporations.

Feb. 23, 1843.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That whenever the inhabi- Township in tants of any Congressional township in this State which may corporations have become incorporated under the provisions of an act mak-solved ing provision for organizing and maintaining common schools, approved February twenty-sixth, one thousand eight hundied and forty-one, shall desire to dissolve the incorporation, and to return the books, papers, and moneys belonging to such town.. ship to the school commissioner of the proper county, it shall be the duty of the trustees of schools, upon the application of a majority of the legal voters of such townships, by petition, to cause an election to be held in their townships to enable the inhabitants to decide for or against dissolving the Election may incorporation; the time and place of holding the election shall be held for be appointed by the said trustees, and notice shall be given that purpose by posting up advertisements thereof in six of the most public places in said township, at least ten days previous to the day of election; the trustees of schools shall attend on the day.. of election and conduct the same, four of them acting as judges, and one as clerk, a poll book shall be opened with appropri. atc headings and columns, and the names of the voters shall be taken down and their votes for or against dissolving the incorporation of the township set down in the proper column, so as to show how they voted; every inhabitant of the town ship, who at the time of holding the election, would have the Who may right to vote for members of the General Assembly, shall be vote entitled to a vote; the poll shall be opened by ten o'clock in the morning, and shall not be closed until five o'clock in the evening of said day of election.

Sec. 2. The trustees as aforesaid shall verify the correct- Poll booko 19 ness of the poll book by a certificate to that effect over their be resurned

to school signatures, and return the same to the school commissioner of com’r the proper county, and if it shall appear from said poll book, that a majority of all the legal voters in said township are in favor of dissolving the incorporation, the same shall be considered aš dissolved; Provided, that any claim which may legally Provino exist against said township, at the time of the dissolution of its corporate existence, shall be charged to such township by the school commissioner of the proper county, and paid out of the funds to which such township may thereafter be entitled under the before recited act; And provided, also, that in case the said school commissioner shall neglect or refuse to make payment of the said claim out of the fund aforesaid, the creditors of the townshipso indebted, may have their remedy against him, as in other cases.

Sec. 3. Upon the dissolution of any incorporated township Books & paas aforesaid, the trustees of schools shall cause their treasurer pers to

T iurued to to return to the school commissioner of the proper county, schoul com':

within ten days after said election, all the book's, papers, notes, and effects appertaining to the school fund of said township, and said commissioner shall receive and receipt for the same, and shall file said books, papers, notes, and effects in his office, and shall open an account with the said township in the same manner as though the same had never been incorpo

rated. Judges may

Sec. 4. In case the trustees of schools, or either of them, be appoinied shall fail to attend at the time of an election as herein providit trustees fail ed, judges of election may be appointed as provided in the six

tieth section of the "act providing for organizing and main. elections

· taining common schools," approved February twenty-sixth, one

thousand eight hundred and forty-one, who shall make return as hereinbefore pointed out and directed.

to 'Sec. 5. The poll book of the election for dissolving the inbe returned to corporation, in case a majority of all the legal voters in said school com’r township be in favor of a dissolution, shall be returned to the

school commissioner of the proper county, and by him filcd in his office.

APPROVED, February 23d, 1843.

to attend

In forco, Feb. 23, 184%

AN ACT concerning the sixteenth section, township one south, range fire

west, lying in the counties of Washington and Clinton.

Preamble

WHEREAS, section number sixteen, in township number one

south, of range number five west, lying in the counties of Washington and Clinton, having been sold by the school commissioner of Washington county, on the day of

one thousand eight hundred and forty or one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, on a credit of one, two and three years to the highest bidder; and whereas, doubts having existed as to the legality of said sale, on account of a majority of said section lying and being in the county of Clinton; and whercas, on account of said doubts, the school · commissioner of the county of Clinton did, on the day of — , one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, proceed to re-sell said section according to law, reserving, however, from sale for ferry privileges lots number tive and six; therefore,

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois.

represented in the General Assembly, That the sale made by Sale of school the school commissioner of the county of Clinton be good and lands made valid in law tu all intents and purposes, and that the school com'r of

school commissioner of Washington county be and he is hereby reClinton co. quired to re-deliver to tlie first purchasers of said section, on legalized their application for the samc, all notes, mortgages and other

evidences of debt whatever, on account of said tirst sale, and make record thereof on the proper books in his office, and preserve the same; Provided, hou ever, the said township shall be liable for the costs of taking notes and mortgages, and recording the same for the first sale.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the school commissioner of School com's the county of Clinton, on or before the first Monday in May of Clinton 10 next, to sell, on the premises to the highest responsible bidder, seul oli

els for oush down for cash down, lots number five and six in said sixteenth section, which were reserved from sale by the school commissioner of Clinton county for ferry privileges, the purchaser or purchasers thereof to be allowed the privilege of borrowing may borr the purchase money by complying with the laws which may money exist at the time of said sale, in relation to the loaning of money belonging to the school or township funds.

Sec. 3. The said purchaser or purchasers of the said lots, Purchaser to and their successors, shall have and enjoy all the ferry priv. have terry ileges belonging to or in any wise pertaining to the said six-privile teenth section, forevcr; Provided, however, that the said pur. ..chaser or purchasers, as the case may be, or their successors, shall, within or before the expiration of three years from and after the day of sale of said lots, make or cause to be made above high water mark, the road leading to and from said To make a ferry in the river bottom, by bridging, causewaying and

and certain road throwing up, or leveeing, so as to afford at all times a good and safe passage for all waggons and other vehicles travelling thereon. Sec. 4. The county commissioners' court of Washington Ferry to be

regulated county shall always have the power from year to year to reg. regulaled ulate and fix the rates of toll or ferriage to be received for crossing at said ferry, also, of assessing a tax on the same, if they shall think proper, from year to year; which tax shall be collected as other assessments are, and paid into the township treasury, to be applied as other township funds are. · Sec. 5. The school commissioner of Clinton county shal!, Notice of previous to the day of sale, give notice thereof by posting up sale liew written advertisements in both counties, as now required to be be done by law regulating the sale of school lands in this State, and by giving at least four weess notice in the nearest newspaper published to said land.

Sec. 6. If the school commissioner of Clinton county shall Duty of co. fail or refuse to comply with the provisions of this act, then com’rs in re

"lation in this and in that case it shall be the duty of the school commis- luw sioner of Washington county to carry into effect the provisirins of this act as soon thercafter as he can advertise the same according to law.

APPROVED, February 23d, 1843.

In force, AN ACT to enable the inbabitants of school townships in Hancock county Feb. 25, 1843.

to purchase the school lands therein.

&c.

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

or represented in the General Assembly, That the school commissec. sixteen sioner of Hancock county,or the trustees of townships, as the in Hancock case may be, are hereby authorised and required to cancel

ber and relcase to the purchasers of section sixteen, in township released of Their notes, four north, of range nine west, in said county, or to their le

gal representatives, all notes, bonds, mortgages, and other evidence of indebtedness, given by said purchasers to the school fund of said township, whether the same or any part thereof have been prosecuted to judgment or not, upon the said purchasers releasing to the State, for the use and benefit of said townships respectively, all right, title, and claim they

may have acquired to the said school lands therein, and pay. Conditions ing all interest due upon the purchase money up to the twen

ty-third day of August, one thousand eight hundred and fortytwo, without reference to the forty-second section of "an act for organızing and maintaining common schools," approved February twenty-sixth, one thousand eight hundred and fortyone, which interest may be paid ir. real estate, at two-thirds of its appraised value, the same to inure to the State for the benefit of the inhabitants of said townships, as other school lands, and the said school commissioner or trustees, as the case may be, are hereby vested with full power and authority to make such final settlement with said purchasers as is just and equitable, having reference to the rights of all the purchasers and their

securities, as well as the interest of the said tor nships.. How to pro. Sec. 2. In case any legal inability exists on the part of any ceed If any of the purchasers aforesaid, or their legal representatives, in liabilities exint on pari o consequence of minor heirs, or in any other way, to release to purchasers in the State their interest in and to any part or portion of said consequence lands, it shall be the duty of said commissioner or trustees, to of minimum

foreclose the mortgage given upon the same, and proceed to prices

sell and purchase, at the price at which it was originally sold, the said lands, and to prorreed to collect interest upon the same up to the said twenty-third day of August, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, without reference to the forty-second section of an act entitled "an act making provisions for organising and maintaining common schools," approved Febru. ary twenty-sixth, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one; and the circuit court of said county is hereby vested with power as a court of chancery, to make such orders and decrees in the premises as may appear just and proper; Provided, that in no instance shall any thing be allowed io any of the purchasers of said lands for any improvements or érection's

made thereon. Extent of the Sec. 3. This act shall extend to, and be in force, in relation

to all other townships in said county, when two thirds of the legal voters of said townships shall petition the school com

act

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