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whenever and at such times as the said agents or trustees may Proviso deem it for the best interest of the State; Provilled, that the

water lots so sold shall be subject to an appraisal on the come Lors to be ap- pletion of said canal, as is now provided by an act entitled "an praised

act to provide for the completion of the Illinois and Michigan Canal," approved February (twenty-first, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, and the purchasers of any such water lots as may be sold under the provisions of this act shall pay for the use of such lot, such appraisal as shall be then

made for the remaining term for which he has leased said lot. Settlers who Sec. 2. Any settler on canal lands who has not made bis are not enti im tled in pre

improvement previous to the first day of December, eightecn emptions

hundred and forty-two shall not be entitled to the pre-emp. tion rights granted by the provisions of an act for the completion of the Illinois and Michigan Canal,” approved Feb. ruary, (twenty-first] one thousand eight hundred and forty


APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.

Io force, Jan. 21, 1843.

AN ACT 10 amend the charter of the city of Chicago. '

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, City not to in- represented in the General Assembly, That so much of the act clude w. hf. entitled "an act to incorporate the city of Chicago,” approved sec. 20

February the tenth, one thousand eight hundred and thirtysezen, as includes within the limits of the city of Chicago the west half of section number twenty, in township number thirty-nine north, of range number fourteen east, of the third prin. 'cipal meridian, be and the same is hereby repealed.

APPROVED, January 21st, 1843.

In force, feb. 8, 1043. AN ACT to authorize the Common Council of the city of Chicago to

straighten Madison street in said city.

Common Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, council auth-represented in the General Assembly, That the common council

vi of the city of Chicago shall have power, and the said council den street

is hereby authorized to lay out and make Madison street, in said city, eignty feet wide, and for this purpose there is granted to said city so much of the south side or end of the lots and blocks of land in the original town of Chicago (supposed to be thirty feet in depth, and extending the whole length of the

south side of the original plat of said town) for the use of a

| street, as may be required to make said street eighty feet Private prop-wide. erty not to be SEC. 2. Nothing in this act contained shall be held or contaken without makinä сom: strued to authorize said common council to take, or appropripensation ate for a stree, or any other purpose, any portion of any lot

which has been patented to, or is the property of, any private person or persons, corporation, or body politic without making ample compensation therefor to the owner or owners thereof.

APPROVED, February 8th, 1843.

AN ACT to amend the charter of the city of Springfield.

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 common council Common of the city of Springfield, shall be and they are hereby author-council of ized, in addition to the taxes already authorized to be collect

ecl authorised to ed, to lay a tax not exceeding two per cent. in each year, on levy a certain all the taxable property in said city, which shall be receivable tax in gold or silver, Auditor's warrants, or notes or certificates of the State Bank of Illinois, the proceeds of which said tax shall be wholly applied to the payment of the bonds of the corporation of Springfield now held by said bank.

Sec. 2. This act shall continue in force until the whole To continue amount of said bonds, to wit: the sum of sixteen thousand six in force

debt to the hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-six cents, with interest bank is paid to accrue thereon, is fully paid, and no longer.

APPROVED, February 23d, 1843.


AN ACT regulating election precincts in the City of Chicago. In force,

Mar. 1, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the county com-Co. com’rs of missioners' court of Cook county are hereby authorised to in- Cook may increase the number of polls, or places of holding elections, in number" the Chicago precinct, in said county, to any number not ex- places for holceeding five, as shall, in their opinion, be most convenient for ding elections the voters in said precinct. When the same shall have been fixed by said county commissioners' court, they shall give the same notice, appoint judges of election, and the proceedings shall be in all respects according to the laws now existing in regard to elections.

APPROVED, March 1st, 1843.

AN ACT to legalize the recorded plat of school section addition to Chica. In force go, and for other purposes.

Mar. 3, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the recorder of the county of Cook is hereby authorised to certify upon the maps or plat of the school section, recorded in his office, in book

tion to Chica.

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Map or plat 6A," page three hundred and Gifteen, that the same is thc plat of School seco of the

cc of the school section addition, an addition to the town of Ühigo legalised cago, and to make such other certificates upon said maps as the

common council of Chicago shall direct to remedy any omisssion or defect in the same; and the said plat, or map, when so certified, is hereby declared, and made good, valid, and legal, for all purposes whatever; any omission or defect in the same to the contrary notwithstanding; and the same shall hereafter be deemed good, valid, and legal, and all omissions and defects in the same, cured by this law, and the common council of said city are hereby authorised to cause said school section to be re-survcyed, and the same run out so as to correspond with

said plat. Common SEC. 2. The said common council shall have power to en. council mayam

a force all such rules, ordinances, and police regulations made sances &c. in pursuance of the powers heretofore granted to said city, by

imposing penalties of fine and imprisonment, either, or both, in the discretion of the magistrate or magistrates, before whom conviction shall be had; Provided, such finc shall not

exceed one hundred dollars, and the imprisonment sixty days. Cemetery ex. Sec. 3. The cemetery lots, which have or may be hereafter empt from execution

laid out and sold by said city for private places of burial, shall, with the appurtenances, forever be exempt from exccution

and attachment. Assignee of Sec. 4. The assignee of any tax certificate, of any lot sold purchase at iax sales may"

Gay for taxes under the authority of said city, shall be entitled to

fa receive deed receive the deed of such lot in his own name, with the same in his own effect as though he had been the original purchascr.. name

Sec. 5. The south-east, and the north-east quarters of the Certain landa

hd south-west quarter, south-west and north-west quarters of the of the corpo- south-cast quarter of section number five, township thirty-nine, ra:e limits of range fourteen east, and the west half of the north-cast quarChicago

ter of section number eight, in township thirty-nine, range
fourteen east of the third principal meridian, are hereby
stricken out of the corporate limits of said city of Chicago.

SEC. 6. This act to take effect from its passage.
APPROVED, March 3d, 1813..

In force, AN ACT supplemental to an act entitled "an act to open a new street in Mar. 4, 1843.

the city of Chicago, and for other purposes."

Sec. 1. Be ii enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, The act entitled "an act represented in the

the represented in the General Assembly, (That) the act entited "an to open a new act to open a new street in the city of Chicago, and for other street in the purposes," shall not be so construed as to affect, in any way, the city of Chica

bar rights of the State or of the canal fund, to the strip of land lying fect State or south of North Water street and the Chicago river, commonly

known as the wharfing privileges, and nothing in the said act contained shall affect the right which the State or city now has to widen said river, by excavating the banks, nor shall it affect in any manner the title of the State or canal fund to the land or lots lying south of said strect, and between it and the river.

APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.

AN ACT to prevent cities or towns from issuing warrants to circulate In force,

Mar. 4, 1843.

as money.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People, of the State of Illinois, Cities and represented in the General Assembly, That in all cases where towns to draw

but one warany city or town in this State shall be indebted to any per- rant for a debe son or persons, on any account whatsoever, a warrant or due to one voucher shall be drawn on the treasurer of such city or town person for the whole amount found due to such person by the tribu. nal having power to audit and allow claims against such city or town, and such tribunal shall not in any case draw more than one warrant or voucher for the amount allowed to one individual at one time.

Sec. 2, No warrant or voucher drawn on the treasurer of Warrants to city or town, shall be drawn in favor of any other person be drawn onthan the one to whom the same may be due, and such war.

the person ta rant or voucher may be in the form now prescribed by law. whom due

Sec. 3. No treasurer of any city or town in this State shall not to be paid pay any warrant or voucher drawn on him unless such war- unless presenrant be presented for payment by the person in whose favor ted by the such warrant is drawn, or his asssignee, or executor, or admin-whom issued istrator.

Sec. 4. Any officer or officers of any town or city that Penalty for shall be guilty of' violating the provisions of the (this act, violation of shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor in office; and for this law every such violation shall be fined in a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, to be recovered by indictment,

Sec. 5. Nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent the treasurer of any city or town from paying any warrant or voucher thąt may have been drawn on him prior to the passage of this act.

APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.

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AN ACT to regulate the fees of the clerks of circuit caurts in case of na. In force. turalization of foreigners.

Feb. 24, 1843, Sec. 1 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Fees in cases represented in the General Assembly, That the clerks of the of application circuit courts of this State shall be entitled to charge the fol- for naturalilowing fees in all cases of naturalization of foreigners, to wit:zatio

* reigners regua filing declaration of intention to become a citizen of the lated United States, six and one-fourth cents; swearing applicant to said declaration, six and one-fourth cents; for certificate under the seal of the court of said declaration having been made,



twenty-five cents; for filing final application to have the oath of allegiance administered, and filing the affidavits of witnesses accompanying said application, twelve and a half cents; for administering oath to applicant, twelve and a half cents, and to each of the witnesses, six and one-fourth cents; for making out a certificate of final naturalization, or copy of record of naturalization, under the seal of the court, fifty

cents. No otber fees Sec. 2. No other fee shall be charged by said clerks in to be charged cases of naturalization as above provided for, and all laws or

parts of laws coming in conflict with this law, are hereby repealed.

APPROVED, February 24th, 1843.

In force,

AN ACT in relation to clerks of circuit courts. Mar. 6, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Duty of clks represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be the duty of the circuit of the clerks of the circuit courts in this State, in all cases court in cases where fees where fees are remaining, belonging to and unpaid in cases ure remaining in the said court, whether disposed of or not, to the predeunpaid

cessor of said clerk, upon request of the said predecessor, his heirs or legal representatives, to issue his fee bill or execution therefor, as the case may be, under the seal of said court, and said fee bill shall have the force and effect of an execution, and the said clerk shall have no claim upon his said predecessor for the fees of issuing said fee bill or execution, but

shall look to the party in the casc liable therefor. Constables or Sec. 2. The constables and sheriffs of the said county, when sheriffs said fee bills or executions shall issue, shall collect them as in Ject see bills

other cases, and shall be subject to, and liable to such penalties as are inflicted by the law in similar cases for the nonperformance of their duties; and when they shall have collected the said fec bills or executions, or fee bills and executions, they shall pay the same over to the person to whom the same of right belongs, and to no other person. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED, March 6th, 1843.

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In force,

AN ACT in relation to delinquent collectors of taxes of the revenue. Mar. 6, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Auditor to represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be the duty sue delin of the Auditor of Public Accounts forth with, to cause suits to quent collec

be instituted on the bonds of all former collectors of the revetors

nue who have failed to pay up the balances due from them respectively.

APPROVED, March 6th, 1843.

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