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In force, AN ACT in relation to the taxes of Fulton county for the year one thouMar. 1, 1843.

sand eight hundred and thirty-nine.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Collector of represented in the General Assembly, That Cannah Jones, colFulton co, for lector in and for the county of Fulton, for the year one thoulect unpaid sand eight hundred and thirty-nine, be and he is hereby authortaxes for that ised to proceed to advertise, obtain judgment against, and sell year all tracts or parcel of lands or town lots for which the taxes

for said year remain due and unpaid, in like manner as he . could have done had he sold said delinquent lands in said year

one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine. Lands sold Sec. 2. All lands and lots sold under the provisions of this subject to re-act shall be subject to redemption the same as in other cases demption

of land sold at tax sales; Provided, that the redemption of lands sold under the provisions of this act shall not affect the necessity of redemption from prior tax sales.

APPROVED, March 1st, 1843.

In force, AN ACT to authorise the levying of taxes for school purposes in township. Mar. 4, 1843.

cieven north, range one east, Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Inhabitants of

represented in the General Assembly, That whenever a majority a certain of the legal voters residing within any one of the school disschool district tricts in township numbered eleven north, of range one, east of muthorised to the fourth principal meridian, in the county of Knox, shall levy a tax to build shool deem it necessary to buy, build, or repair a school house or houses school houses, or to purchase a site for the erection of a school

house or school houses, in their districts, they may request the school directors of such district, in writing, to call a meeting of the legal voters within said district. The said school directors, upon such request, are hereby authorised and required to call such meeting, by posting up notices at five of the most public places in their district, of the time when, and the place where such meeting shall be held, at least fifteea days before the time of meeting; two of the said school directors shall

preside at said meeting, one of whom shall act as clerk, and if a majority of the legal voters in said district shall vote to levy a tax for either the purposes aforesaid, then a vote shall be taken as to the sum to be levied, and the vote shall be first taken on the highest sum proposed, and so down, until a majority of

all the legal voters within the said district shall agree. Directors

SEC. 2. The school directors, if the said voters shall 'vote may appoint to levy a tax as aforesaid, shall appoint some suitable person

to assess all property lying within the said district, and be. longing to the inhabitants of said district, who shall niake return of his assessment to the said directors within twenty days after he shall be appointed. He shall receive such compen.

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sation as the school directors may think reasonable; and shall take an oath faithfully to discharge the duties of his office.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of any constable of the justice's which may precinct within which such school district may lie, upon being be collected directed by the said school directors, to collect all such taxes by a consta as by the vote of the district shall be levied, and to pay over all moneys, when collected, to the treasurer of the said township, within fifteen days after such collection, except five per centum, which he shall retain for his services, taking the receipt of the treasurer for the same; and the said treasurer shall keep all moneys so received separate and, apart from all other funds in his possession, and shall hold them subject to the order of the said directors, and shall be responsible for them, as for other school funds in his possession.

Sec. 4. The school directors of any such school district, or a majority of them, shall furnish the collector of the said taxes with a warrant in the following form, which shall be his authority to collect the same in the manner therein directed:

STATE OF ILLINOIS,

COUNTY OF Knox.
To A. B., collector of school district numbered

in township eleven north, range one east, GREETING: In the Form of name of the people of the State of Illinois, you are hereby collect said commanded to collect from the inhabitants of said school dis-tax trict the several sums of money written

opposite their

respective names in the annexed list, and within sixty days after receiving 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. HAnd 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 be may required to collect and pay over moneys, or do any lected

money colother 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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Directors muy school district shall have agreed to levy a taxas aforesaid, for receive propå: the purpose of buying or repairing a school house, the school mg 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 dismay purchase trict shall agree to levy a tax, as aforesaid, for the purpose of

purchasing a school house already erected, 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.

Sec. 7. Any officer required to perform services or duties Penalty in 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 of 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

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 30, 1843.

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

Feb. 23, 1843.

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 public 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 nand adrlition 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 recorder of La Salle county shall alter and Recorder to

amend plat amend the plat of the Ninand addition of the town of Peru on 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.

vacated

AN ACT to vacate the town plat of Reedfield, 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, That the entire town Town plat plat of the town of Reedfield as surveyed and laid out is hereby 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 In force, named," approved February 17th, 1841.

Feb. 24, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Josiah Randle, of Madison county, be and he is allowed the further time of

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

with the requisitions of the act entitled "an act changing a to comply with terms of town plat therein namer," 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 WHÉREAS, 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 Peoria.co to represented in the General Assembly, That the recorder of Peo

ria county be authorised and directed to correct the aforesaid 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.

1, correct certain errors

In force, AN ACT to amend an act entitled an "act to incorporate the town of Ot. Mar, 6, 1843. 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 act 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 busi

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

ness."

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