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Sec. 2. The Treasurer is hereby directed and required to To collect proceed, without delay, to demand and collect the amount die amount due

from J. W. to the State of Illinois from James Barret and o:her agents, Barrett who may have still in their hands funds or moneys due to or belonging to the State, and give his receipt therefor.

SEC. 3. The Treasurer shall, on or before the sixth day of 's. Bank paMarch instant, pay out the money so received, together with per how pait all other money in the treasury, upon all Auditor's warrants, issued after the passage of this act, and presented to him for payment, at the rate of fifty per cent. discount.

Sec. 4. The Governor of this State is hereby authorised to Gov.to retake all such steps as may be necessary to obtain the amount of ceive money all moneys to be received by this State from the United States, from U. Stases under the law providing for the division of the proceeds of public lands, and also all money now on hand, and hercaster to be received, of the three per cent. fund, from the United States, shall be paid into the treasury of this State, under the provisions of laws now existing, out of which said moneys se received and paid into the treasury the Treasurer is hereby, required to pay all warrants hereafter to be issued, or which Int. on school

fund to be first have been issued on account of interest due on the school, paid college, and seminary fund, for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, and the balance of said funds, when received, be placed in the State treasury, and paid out as other moneys are.

Sec. 5. The said treasurer shall proceed to pay out any Residue to be money remaining in his hands thereafter, on any warrants paid on war. : which may be presented, at the rate of fifty per cento discount, rants for said bank notes and specie at par.

APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.

AN ACT' relative to the roof of the State House.

In force,

Jan. 24, 1813. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Secretary Sec. of State of State be directed to employ immediately some suitable to repair roof person or persons to repair the roof of the State House with

House with suitable materials, having reference to durability and competency to prevent the same from leaking. Sec. 2. The sum of six hundred dollars be and the same is

Appropriahereby appropriated out of any moneys in the treasury not tion of $600 otherwise appropriated, to carry into effect the provisions of the first section of this act. This act to take effect from and after its passage. APPROVED, January 24th, 1843.

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In force, AN ACT waking an appropriation to finish part of the State House. Mar. 4, 1843.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That the sum of two State flouse thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for the finishing of approprintion

the Hall of the House of Representatives, and the sum of four hundred dollars is hereby appropriated (in addition to the six hundred dollars already appropriated) for the repairing the roof of the State House.

Sec. 2. The sums appropriated by the first section of this ded

act shall be under the control and direction of the Secretary of State, Auditor, and State Treasurer, who shall proceed forthwith to have the roof of the State House repaired in a safe and durable manner, so as to secure the building from injury, and shall, previous to the sitting of the next Legislature, procure the finishing of the Hall of the House of Representatives; and the Secretary of State, Auditor, and State Treasurer, in the discharge of the duties required of them by this act, shall be subject to the provisions of “an act requiring the Secretary of State and State Treasurer to take charge of the public buildings, and for other purposes."

APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.

In force,

AN ACT.concerning the State Library. Dec. 15, 1842.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That the books now beState library longing to the State, and such as shall be hereafter purconstituted

chased or received by the State, except the law books now in the custody of the clerk of the Supreme Court, and such additions as hereafter may be made to them, which shall remain under the direction and control of the Supreme Court, shall be kept in the office of the Secretary of State, and shall com

pose the State library. Sec. of State SEC. 2. The Secretary of State shall be librarian, and to be librarian take charge of the library and all papers, maps, and charts

properly belonging thereto, under such regulations as are hereinafter established, and shall take special care that none

of them be lost or injured. Books may bo

Sec. 3. Books may be taken from the State library by taken from

the members of the General Assembly and their officers during librnry

the session of the Legislature, and at any time by the Governor and the officers of the Executive department of this State, who are required to keep their offices at the seat of govern

ment, the justices of the Supreme Court and Attorney GenOnly two books to be eral; Provided, that no person shall be permitted to take or taken at a detain from the library more than two volumes of miscellatime

neous works at any one time.

Sec. 4. The librarian shall cause to be kept a register of

books

all books issued and returned at the times they shall be so Duty of libra

rian issued and returned, and none of the books, except the laws, journals, and reports of this state, which may be taken from the library by members of the Legislature or (heir officers, during the session, shall be retained more than two weeks, and all the books taken by members of the General Assembly or their officers, of every kind, shall be returned at the close of the session.

Sec. 5. If any person injure or fail to return any book ta- Ponalty for ken from the library, within the time prescribed in the forego- injuring or ing section, he shall forfeit and pay to the librarian, for the

nor returning benefit of the library, three times the value thereof or of the set to which it belongs; and before the Auditor shall issue his warrant in favor of any member or officer of the General Anditor not Assembly, for his services during the session, he shall be sat-rants to memisfied that such member or officer has returned all books ta-bers till books ken out of the library by him, and has settled all accounts for

are returned injuring such books or otherwise.

Sec. 6. All fines and forfeitures accruing under and by Fines how virtue of this act shall be recoverable by action of debt before returned any justice of the peace or court having jurisdiction of the same, in the name of the people of the State of Illinois, for the use of the State library; and in all such trials the entries Entries of liof the librarian, to be made as hereinbefore described, shall brarian to be

evidence be evidence of the delivery of the book or books, and of the date thereof; and it shall be his duty to carry this act into execution and sue for all injuries donc to the library and penalties under this act.

APPROVED, December 15th, 1842.

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AN ACT to authorize the county commissioners of Lee county to levy In force,

Feb. 2, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Lee co. auth. represented in the General Assembly, That the county com- orised to levy missioners' court of Lee county are hereby authorized to levy a yearly tax, not exceeding one and one-half per cent. on every one hundred dollars worth of taxable property, for Expiration of county

purposes, until the lands brought into market, at the land office at Dixon, on the thirtieth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, shall become taxable. This act to be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED, February 20, 1843.

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Feb. 23, 1843.

State of Illinois, Certain street uciors, and she unds in his possessi

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shall be and à majority of them, shall furnishi.

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north of eastern boun. STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF KNOX.

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feet, To A. B., collector of school district numbered

blic township eleven north, range one east, GREETING: In name of the people of the State of Illinois, you are commanded to collect from the inhabitants of said school di wow

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mend plat trict the several sums of money written opposite

their tive names in the annexed list, and within sixty days after re. ceiving this warrant, to pay the amount of money collected by you into the hands of the treasurer of said township, and if any one or more of the said inhabitants shall neglect or refuse to pay the same, you are hereby further commanded to levy on the personal goods and chattels of each delinquent, and make sale thereof according to the law regulating the collection of State and county taxes within this State. Given under our hands this -day of A.D. 184Tax list annexed.

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C. H And the said constable, and his securities in his official Constable & bond as constable, shall be responsible for the due perform- his securities ance of his duties in this behalf, as in other cases, when liable for the he may be required to collect and pay over moneys, or do any lected

money colo: other act of similar nature in his official capacity as consta. ble, and suit may be maintained against him and his securities aforesaid, in the name of the treasurer of said township, for any defalcation, dereliction, misfeasance, malfeasance, or non-feasance in the duties required of him to be performed by this act, and the sum or sums recovered in such suit or suits shall be for the use of and subject to the control of the school district by whose directors (directions] the said constable shall have been required to collect as aforesaid.

Sec. 5. As soon as a majority of the voters of any such

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