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Directors muy school district shall have agreed to lery a tax as aforesaid, for

on the purpose of buying or repairing a school house, the school ang school directors of such school district are authorised to receive pro. houses posals for building or repairing a school house in said district,

and the lowest bidder, who is sufficiently responsible, offering to do the same, according to the plan and specifications of the

said directors, shall receive the contract. Directors SEC. 6. If a majority of the voters of any such school dis.

strict shall agree to levy a tax, as aforesaid, for the purpose of school house

purchasing a school house already crected, then it shall be the

duty of the school commissioner of Knox county to appoint · three disinterested discreet persons to appraise the value of

the house proposed to be purchased, in cash, and the said appraisers, having been notified of their appointment in writing, under the hand of the said commissioner, shall take and subscribe an oath, faithfully and justly to make the said appraise. ment, before some justice of the peace of said county of Knox, and shall appraise the said house, and certify their 'said appraisement in duplicate, one copy of which shall be returned to the said commissioner, and one delivered to the said directors, and in no case shall the said directors give for [any] house to be purchased by them, a greater sum than the said appraisement; and the treasurer of said township shall pay to the said appraisers, a reasonable compensation, not exceeding two dollars per day, out of the funds of the district, for which

they shall have performed services under this act. Penalty in

SEC. 7. Any officer required to perform services or duties certain cases under this act, who shall wilfully violate those duties, or ne

glect to perform such services, shall be liable to indictment, and to be fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dol

lars. This act how Sec. 8. That all the provisions of this act shall be applicaapplied ble to township seventeen north, of range eleven, west of the

third principal meridian, lying partly in the county of Morgan and partly in the county of Cass, and for that purpose, all necessary alterations shall hereby be considered to be made in the foregoing act. so as to enable its provisions to be applied to the said township as aforesaid.

APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.

In force, AN ACT to vacate a part of the town plat of Wesley city, in the county of Feb. 3, 1843.

Tazewell.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Part of plat or represented in the General Assembly, That all that part of Wesley city the plat of Wesley city, in the county of Tazewell, as revacated

corded and lies north of Division and east of Wall street; also, north of Clark and west of Washington street; and also, all blocks and streets in John Anderson's addition to Wesley city, and which lies and embraces the north half of the west

cordent of Wesleveneral Assemble of the State.

half of the south-west quarter of section six, town twenty-five
north, and range four west, be and the same are hereby re-
pealed; Provided, always, that the vacating of the aforesaid
plat does not in any respect operate to the disadvantage of the
residue of said town.'

Sec. 2. This act to take effect from and after its passage.
APPROVEN, March 3d, 1843.

AN ACT 10 correct a mistake in the platting and recording of the plat of_In force, Peru.

Feb. 23, 1843.

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

$. Certain street represented in the General Assembly, That the eastern sixty made feet of section seventeen, in the Ninand addition of the town of Peru, north of Main street in said addition, shall be and remain and the same is hereby declared to be a public street.

SEC. 2. That the eastern boundary line of the plat of the Ni- Provision for - hand addition of the town of Peru,on section seventeen, north of eastern brun Main street, in said addition, shall commence upon and be dary of said the same with the western line of the eastern sixty feet, which by the first section of this act is declared to be a public street.

Sec. 3. That the recordcrof La Salle county shall alter and Recorder to amend the plat of the Ninand addition of the town of Peru on amend plat record in his office, so that the same shall be made to conform to the original survey of said addition, and to the provisions of this act.

APPROVED, February 23d, 1843.

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AN ACT to vacate the town plat of Reed field, in the county of Pike. In force,

Feb. 23, 1843. SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, l'hat the entire town Town plat plat of the town of Reedfield as surveyed and laid out is here." by declared to be vacated; Provided, no individual rights acquired by deeds or otherwise in said town shall in any manner be prejudiced by this act.

Sec. 2. This act to take effect from and after its passage.
APPROVED, February 23d, 1843.

AN ACT to amend the act entitled “an act concerning a town plat therein

named," approved February 17th, 1841.

in force, Feb. 24, 1843.

Sec. l. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Josiah Rindle, of Madison county, be and he is allowed the further time of

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Time extend- three months from and after the passage of this act to comply to comply

Kandall with the requisitions of the act entitled "an act changing a with terms of town plat therein named," approved February seventeenth, certain act one thousand eight hundred and forty-one; any thing in the

aforesaid act to the contrary notwithstanding. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED, February 24th, 1843.

In force, AN ACT to correct the record of the plat of the town of Charleston, Mar. 2, 1843.

Peoria county, and to change the name thereof.

Preamble · WHÈREAS, the plat of the town of Charleston, in Peoria coun

ty, is recorded as being upon the south-west quarter of section twenty-four, in township ten north, and five east, of the fourth principal meridian, when in fact it is located entirely upon the north-west quarter of said section; and whereas, the said plat is recorded in an inverted position, the north being changed for the south side thereof; therefore,

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Recorder of represented in the General Assembly, That the recorder of PeoPeoria co to

ria county be authorised and directed to correct the aforesaid tain errors errors, as they appear of record in his office..

Sec. 2. That the name of said Charleston be and the same is hereby changed to that of Brimfie!d. “APPROVED, March 2d, 1843.

In force, AN ACT to amend an act entitled an "act to incorporate the town or Oto Mar. 6, 1943.

tawa, and for other purposes," approved July 21st, 1837.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Boundaries represented in the General Assembly, That the second section of

an act entitled “an act to incorporate the town of Ottawa, and for other purposes," approved July twenty-first, eighteen hun

dred and thirty seven, be so amended as to read as follows: Tbird sec, of

"all that district of country contained in section eleven, in acı repealed township thirty-three north, of range three, east of the third

principal meridian, is hereby declared to be within the limits Fifth sec. ' and boundaries of said town of Ottawa.” amended SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, that the third section of said

act be and the same is hereby repealed; that the fourth sec. tion of said act be so amended as to read as follows: “the cor. porate powers and duties of said town, shall be vested in five trustees, who shall form a board for the transaction of business.” That the fifth section be amended by striking out the

word "September," and inserting in lieu thereof, “May.” That 17:h section section seventeen, of said act, be amended by striking out the amended

word "September," wherever it occurs in said section, and

This act to be in force

inserting the word “May" in its place. from and after its passage.

APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.

AN ACT to change the name of the town of Saratoga, in the county of In force, Union.

Jan. 21, 1843.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Saratos represented in the General Assembly, That the word Western changed to be and the same is hereby added to the name of the town of Western SarSaratoga, situated in the county of Union, and State of Illi-uloga nois, and the name of the said town is hereby declared to be Western Saratoga. ..

APPROVED, January 21st, 1843.

AN ACT to re-locate First street, in the town of St. Charles, in Kane In force, couuty.

Jan, 24, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois represented in the General Assembly, That Darwin Millington, Com’rs to reElisha Freeman, and Leonard Howard, be and are hereby locate street appointed commissioners to review and re-locate a part of First street, in St. Charles, Kane county, on the west side of Fox river.

Sec. 2. Said commissioners, orany two of them, shall meet Time & place in the town of St. Charles on the first Monday in April next, of meeting or some other day thereafter, and after having been duly To be sworn sworn by some justice of the peace to the faithful discharge of their duty, as required by this act, shall proceed to review and re-locare said First street as follows, to wit: beginning Street how fifty-five feet south of the corner of Main and First streets, re-located thence running north-west across the north-east corner of lot number four, in block number thirty-nine, as described on the recorded town plat of said town of St. Charles, until it strikes Main street twenty-two feet from the corner of Main and First streets.

Sec. 3. After said commissioners shall have located said Map to be street, as provided for in the foregoing section, they shall made and re

* turned to remake out a map of the same and return said map to the office corders of of the recorder of Kane county, which map shall be recorded fico by the said recorder; and every thing relative to said map shall be done in accordance with an act entitled "an act providing for the recording of town plats,” approved February 27th, 1833; Provided, that it shall not be necessary for the Proviso county surveyor to survey the same, but that the certificate of the said commissioners shall be sufficient to entitle the same to record.

SEC. 4. All parts of the present streets that are changed

Parts of pres- by the said commissioners shall, after the re-location of and ent streets

opening of the said new location, be vacated, and said street vacated

when so located shall be and remain a public'street, and shall be opened and kept in repair as other public streets are.

APPROVED, January 24th, 1843.

In force, AN ACT to yacate the alleys in William H. Reed's, Thomas W. Lilly's, Feb. 2, 1843. and William Elliott's addition to the town of Olney, in Richland county.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Cert sin alleys represented in the General Assembly, That all the alleys in the in Olney va- additions to the town of Olney, in Richland county, made by cated

William H. Reed, Thomas W. Lilly, and William Elliott, be and the same are hereby vacated, and the said alleys appro

priated in equal proportions to the lots being contiguous; Proviso Provided, the assent of the owners of lots shall first be obtained,

which assent shall be obtained in writing, and recorded in the recorder's office of Richland county; And provided further, that the alleys in either of said additions shall be vacated whenever the owners of lots in said addition shall assent thereto in writing; which written assent shall be recorded in the recorder's office of Richland county.“

APPROVED, February 2d, 1843.

In force, AN ACT to authorise S. J. Chapman to add an addition to the town of Feb. 2, 1843.

Vienna, in Johnson county.

SEC. I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Addition to represented in the General Assembly, That Samuel J. Chap. town of Vi. man, of Johnson county, be and he is hereby authorised to lay enna autho- off and divide the south-east quarter of section five, in town. rised

ship number thirteen, in range three, cast of the third principal meridian, into streets, alleys, lots, out-lots, and public squares, and make the same an addition to the town of Vienna, in the said county of Johnson; the said lots to be laid off in blocks, and to be numbered, to begin with number next after the highest number of lots in the said town of Vienna, and to continue until sixty lots shall be added to the said town; the said blocks to be laid off in such a size

as will make the streets of said land to be laid off to corresLots to be

pond with the streets of the old town of Vienna. Jaid off Sec. 2. That said Samuel J. Chapman may, in addition to

the said sixty lots, lay off a portion of the said south-east quar. Said addition

ter of section five, into one and two acre lots. to be laid ou; SEC. 3. That the said Samuel J. Chapman, in laying off the in conformity said quarter section of land, shall in all things conform and comto law

ply with the requisitions of an act entitled "an act providing for the recording of town plats," approved February twentyseventh, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, and

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