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three dollars per day, for his services, the number of days to His compenbe ascertained by affidavit of said commissioner, and allowed sation by the Governor, said salary to be paid out of the assets of said bank.

APPROVED, Marcb 4th, 1843.

AN ACT to prohibit the reception of depreciated paper in payment of pub- In force, lic dnes.

Feb. 23, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illino 's Notes of State represented in the General Assembly, That so much of all Bank & Bank laws heretofore enacted, and now in force, as makes the notes of Illinois not

receivable in of the Bank of the State of Illinois, and the Bank of Illinois,

payment of and the branches of said banks, receivable in payment of public dues school, college and seminary debts, and interest, and in payment of the State and county revenue of this State, shall be and the same arə hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. No warrants hereafter to be issued by the Auditor Auditors war. of Public Accounts, shall bear interest, but they shall be pants not to

bear interest drawn upon the Treasurer of State and made payable to the person or persons in whose favor they may be drawn.

Sec. 3. This act to be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED, February 23d, 1843.

AN ACT authorizing the School Commissioner of La Salle couniy to dia. In force,

pose of depreciated bank notes belonging to the school fund. Mar, 3, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the school commis- School com' sioner of La Salle county is hereby authorized, and it is hereby of La Salle made his duty, to present the bills of the State Bank of Illi-co to dispose nois in his possession, which have been reported to the county preciated pa. commissioners' court as belonging to the school fund of said per county, and the several townships of said county, at the counter of said bank, and receive the pro rata share of specie due from said bank on the same, and the balance in certificates of indebtedness, such as the bank is authorized to issue, for balances due on her circulation.

SEC. 2. The school commissioner shall, after he has received Also of certhe certificates of indebtedness from said bank, dispose of the tificates re

ceivedor State same at the highest price that shall be offered for the same Bank during one month after such certificates shall have been advertised for sale four weeks, in the newspaper printed at the county seat of the aforesaid county.

Sec. 3. The provisions of the above act shall apply as well Also of depreto the county commissioners of said county in the disposal of ciated paper depreciated paper in the county treasury, as to the school treasury commissioner.

Sec. 4. Depreciated paper of the banks shall be disposed of in like manner, as provided in the case of the certificates

of the State Bank of Illinois. Proceeds how Sec. 5. The proceeds of the depreciated bank paper in the applied

county treasury shall be applied by the county commissioners, and paid out pro rata on all county orders presented to the county clerk, or for interest due on or before the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

APPROVED, March 3d, 1843.

In force, AN ACT to authorize the School Commissioners of Schuyler and Christian Mar. 4, 1843. countits to dispose of any depreciated bank paper in their possession.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois com's represented in the General Assembly, That the school commisof Schuyler sioners of Christian and Schuyler counties, be and are hereby & Christian authorized to loan, or the best terms in their power, any note enunties may dispose of de- or notes of the State Bank of Illinois or the Bank of Illinois, preciated which they may have received in payment of any debt or funds

debts due the principal school fund of any township in said counties; Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall authorize the loaning of said notes by the officer aforesaid at a greater discount than fifty per cent.

APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.

In force,

AN ACT in relation to official bonds. Jan. 28, 1843,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Judge of cir-represented in the General

Assembly, That it shall be the duty cuir court re of the presiding judge of the circuit court of each county in bine bonds of this State at every term of said circuit court, on the first day sheriff coror of the term, in open court to examine and enquire into the ner & clerk sufficiency of the official bonds of the sheriff, coroner, and

clerk of the circuit court, and if it shall appear that any one or more of the securities on the official bond of any such sheriff, coroner, or clerk of the circuit court, has or have removed from the county, died or become insolvent, an order shall be

entered of record, requiring such sheriff, coroner, or clerk of New bond the circuit court, to file in the office of the clerk of the circuit

court a new bond to be approved of and recorded as is now required by law, unless the number and pecuniary abilities of other securities on the bond shall be such as to satisfy the

judge that the bond is sufficient, notwithstanding one or more Exception

of the securities may have removed, died, or becoine insolvent, or of doubtful solvency, in which case the bond in question may, in the discretion of said judge, be held to be sufficient.

when filed

court to exa

show cause

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the county commissioners' County com'rs court at the regular June and December terms of said court,

mine official in each year, on the first day of the term, in open court, to bonds of other examine and enquire into the sufficiency of the official bond of co. officers each probate justice of the peace, justice of the peace, constable, collector, county treasurer, recorder, and clerk of the county commissioners' court, and if it shall

appear

that

any one or more of the securities on the official bond of any such probate justice of the peace, justice of the peace, constable, collector, county treasurer, recorder, or clerk of the county commissioners' court, has or have removed from the county, died, or become insolvent, or of doubtful solvency, the said court shall cause such probate justice, justice of the peace, constable, collector, county treasurer, recorder, Officer toay or clerk of the county commissioners' court to be summoned summoned to to appear before said court on a day fixed therein to show

why a new cause why he should not be required to give a new bond with bond should security; and if at the appointed time, he should fail to satisfy not be filed the court as to the sufficiency of the present security, an order failing to shall be entered of record requiring such probate justice of the show cause an peace, justice of the peace, constable, collector, county trea. order to cho surer, recorder, and clerk of the county commissioners' court, ing new bond to file in the office of the clerk of the county commissioners' to be filed in court, within thirty days, a new bond to be approved of as is 30 days now required by law, unless the number and pecuniary ability of other securities on the bond shall be such as to satisfy the court that the bond is sufficient, notwithstanding one or more of the securities on said bond may be removed, dead, or insolvent, or of doubtful solvency, in which case the bond in ques

Exception tion may, in the discretion of the court, be held to be sufficient.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of each probate justice of the Probate juspeace, at two terms in each year, to be holden on the first tice to exam Mondays in January and July, on the first day of the term, in executors seopen court, to examine and enquire into the sufficiency of the mi-annually official bond of each executor, administrator, guardian, and of any other official bond that may be filed in his office, and if it shall appear that any one or more of the securities on the official bond of any such execu'or, administrator, guardian, or In what cases other officer, has or have removed from the county, died, or party may be becoine insolvent, or of doubtful solvency, the said probate show cause justice shall cause such executor, administrator, guardian, or why other officer, to be summoned to appear before him on a day bond

not file new to be named in said summons, to show cause why he should not be required to give a new bond with security, and if at Failing to the appointed time he should fail to satisfy such probate jus- show cause tice of the sufficiency of the present security, an order shall be order to be made on the records of the probate justice of the peace re-ring the sling quiring such executor, administrator, guardian, or other of a new bond officer, to file in the office of the probate justice a new bond, to be approved as is now required by law, unless the

rested may

Exception number and pecuniary ability of other securities on the bond

shall be such as to satisfy the court that (the) bond is sufficient, notwithstanding one or more of the securities on said bond may be removed, dead, or insolvent, in which case the bondin question may, in the discretion of the court, be held to be

sufficient. Persons inte- Sec. 4. Any person having any pecuniary interest in the

sufficiency of the official bond of any of the officers herein before contest suffi. ciency of

named may appear at the prescribed time and place, and shall bond with of- be allowed to introduce any evidence legally conducing to ficers

prove the removal, death, or insolvency, or doubtful solvency of any security on such official bond, and the officer interested, or any of his securities, may also appear and introduce any evidence legally conducing to establish the sufficiency of

such official bond. Courts requi

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the respective courts above red to make a named to enter upon their respective records, at the times record of their herein before prescribed for an examination, that an examinaexamination of bonds tion and enquiry into the sufficiency of the official bonds,

within their cognizance has been made, and that they severally are deemed sufficient or insufficient, as the facts may

justify. Officer failing

Sec. 6. If any officer hereinbefore enumerated shall fail to to file bond file a new bond within the prescribed time, when an order of vacates his of the appropriate court entered of record shall require the filing

of such new bond, the officer in default shall be deemed and Vacancy how

held to have vacated his office, and the same steps shall be taken to fill such vacancy thus created as are now taken to fill a vacancy by the death or resignation of such officer.

APPROVED, January 28th, 1343.

filled

In force, AN ACT to provide for taking up, registering, and cancelling of State Mar. 2, 1843.

bonds and other evidences of State indebtedness.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of tạe State of Illinois Gov. to re

represented in the General Assembly, That the Governor be ceive certain and he is hereby, and it is made a part of his duty to demand State bonds of and receive from all persons, bodies corporate or politic,

such bonds as may have been placed in his or their possession for sale or other purposes, or which by any means may have come into their possession and remain unsold and not disposed of, and also to demand of and receive from all agents, State officers, bodies corporate or politic, or other persons, all bonds, scrip, or other evidences of State indebtedness which may have come into his or their hands in pursuance of any sale of any property, transfer, exchange, return, redemption, liqui. dation, or in any other manner by which the State may be entitled to the possession of the same.

bonds to be

Sec. 2. That when any bonds may be received by the Go-Gov, to cause vernor as contemplated in the first section of this act, which

registered & have not been filled up, signed, and disposed of, he shall cause cancelled the same to be filed in the office of Secretary of State; and when any bonds, scrip, or other evidence of State indebtedness may come into the possession of the Governor, or has heretofore come into his possession which have been sold or otherwise disposed of, he shall carefully cause the same to be registered in a book to be kept by the Secretary of State for that purpose, by their date, number, amount, to whom made payable, and by whom and to whom sold, and shall cause the word cancelled to be written across their face; and also, cause the same to be cancelled, stamped and filed in the office of the Secretary of State, and shall report the amount and description thereof at the commencement of the next session of the General Assembly thereafter. This act to be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED, March 20, 1843.

AN ACT in relation to State bonds and other evidences of State indebt

In force, edness.

Mar. 3, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all persons who Certain State now have, or shall hereafter have in their possession any delivered to State bonds, or any other evidences of State indebtedness, Governor including blank bonds which have not been issued, or which have been issued and not been sold, or which have been sold and subsequently taken up, or which may hereafter be redeemed or taken up on behalf of the State, are hereby authorized and required to deliver over the same as soon as practicable to the Governor.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Governor, before the re-Gov. shall ceipt of any of the aforesaid bonds or other evidences of State cause them to indebtedness, to cause the same to be registered by their num and destroyed bers, dates, and amounts, in the office of the Secretary of State, and he shall then produce the same and destroy them by fire in the presence of the Auditor and Treasurer, and make report thereof to the present General Assembly, if in session, and if not in session, ihen to the next General Assem

bly.

Sec. 3. If any person, having in his possession any State bonds or other evidence of State indebtedness, shall, with Penalty for out authority of law, sell, or put in circulation the same, with putting State intent to defraud the State or any person or persons, he shall bonds &c. into be deemed guilty of felony, and on conviction thereof before circulation a court of competent jurisdiction, shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary for a term not less than one year nor more than ten years.

APPROVED, March 3d, 1843.

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