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shall be decmed and considered vacant, which said vacancies in said Adams county shall be filled in the same manner as va. cancies occasioned by other causes.

Sec. 8. The school funds belonging to the several town-School fund ships in the county of Adams, and all moneys, notes, and mortgages, appertaining to the same, shall be paid and delivered over to the school commissioner of said county of Adams, by the school commissioner of the county of Marquette, as soon as the school commissioner of the county of Adams shall be duly elected and qualified; and also all moneys and interest arising from the school, college, and seminary fund which may belong to the said county of Adams.

Sec. 9. At the next general election, and until a new ap- Adams to eportionment of representation shall be made among the sev-lect three & eral counties of this State, the county of Adams shall elect,

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two representhrce representatives, and the county of Marquette two repre- tatives' to the sentatives to the General Assembly of this State, and in case Gen. Assema vacancy shall happen in the office of senator from the county bly of Adams, the said county of Adams andcounty of Marquette

In case of vashall vote together to fill such vacancy, and the said counties caneve shall continue so to do until a new apportionment of repre-counties to sentation shall be made, and in case of election for senator, it elect a senshall be the duty of the clerk of the county commissioners'ato court of the county of Marquette, within four days after the returns of such election has been made to him, to meet the of comparing clerk of the county commissioners' court of the county of votes for senaAdams, at his office in the city of Quincy, and the two clerks tor together shall compare the polls and deliver a certificate to the person clected, and also a transcript of the votes for senator to the Secretary of State.

Sec. 10. For the purpose of fixing the permanent seat of Election for justice for said county of Marquette, it shall be the duty of the co. seat judges of election, at the time and place of voting for county officers, as provided for in this act, to cause as many columns as there may be places voted for to be ruled on the poll books of said election, at the head of each column a separate place shall be entered as candidates for the county seat of said county of Marquette; at said election all the legal voters of said county shall vote for one of the places designated; the places to be agreed upon by the voters of said county in any number they may see proper, and the place receiving a majority of all the votes given shall be the permanent seat of justice for No place ha. said county; but if no one place shall receive a majority of all in another the votes given, then it shall be lawful for the said legal voters election to be to meet at the several places of holding elections on the first held Monday of August next, and then and there select and vote for one of the two places only having the highest number of votes at the former election, and the place having a majority of all the legal votes given, shall be the permanent seat of justice of said county of Marquette.

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Sec. 11. That the county commissioners' court of the said county of Marquette be and the same bereby is authorised and

empowered at any regular term thereof, whenever it shall be Co. court au- deemed expedient, by an order to be entered on its records, to thorised to appoint some competent person as a commissioner for the purappoint a

ner pose hereinafter expressed, who shall take and subscribe an

oath, faithfully and carefully to perform such duties as may be required of him by this act; which oath may be administered and certified to the clerk of the aforesaid court, by any justice of the peace of said county.

SEC. 12, It shall be the duty of the county commissioners' Blank books court of said county, when it makes such appointment, or as 1o be provided soon thereafter as may be convenient, to provide a sufficient

number of blank books for the purpose contemplated by this act, substantially bound and suitable for recording deeds in; which books, when provided, shall be delivered to the aforesaid coinmissioner, who shall receipt to the clerk of said court

for the same. Com'r to copy Sec. 13. As soon as such book or books shall be delivered such records to said commissioner, he shall record in each book a copy of of Adams co.

late to ": the order of his appointment, and of his oath of office, and probonds in Mar- ceed in due time to the office of the recorder of the county of quette Adams, and shall, from the books in said office, make out and re

cord in a fair and legible manner in the book or books furnished him, all deeds and title papers, together with the acknowledg. ments and certificates appertaining thereto, of lands lying in the aforesaid county of Marquette, which have been recorded in the office of the recorder of the said county of Adams, and when the said commissioner shall have finished transcribing the aforesaid records contemplated by this act, the recorder of the said county of Adams shall estimate the number of deeds and other title papers which said commissioner shall have transcribed into such book or books, and certify the same to

the county commissioners' court of said county of Adams, Compensation which shall tuereupon m

which shall tiiereupon make an order in favor of such com. missioner, for the sum of twenty cents for each deed by him transcribed as aforesaid, to be paid as other county orders are.

Sec. 14. It shall be the duty of the recorder of the county have access to of Adams to permit said commissioner to make transcripts of

all and every such deed and title paper, and for that purpose to use the books in which such instruments may be recorded.

Sec. 15. The said county commissioners' court of said Mar. Vacancies how filled quette county shall have power to fill all vacancies in the said

office of commissioner.

Sec. 16. It shall be the duty of the aforesaid commissioner, Rookato hea after transcribing the aforesaid deeds and title papers into the returned to books so to be furnished him as aforesaid, to return the said recorder of books to the recorder of the said county of Marquette, and it ette Co. shall be the duty of said recorder to make a certificate to

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* Sec. 17. The said commissioner in transcribing the deeds and title papers aforesaid into the books so provided as aforesaid, shall, immediately after transcribing each deed, title paper, acknowledgment, and certificate, note in the said book at Time book what time, in what office, book, and page, the same was origi- and page of nally recorded, and when such transcribed record books shall origin be delivered to the recorder of the said county of Marquette, ted they shall, to all intents and purposes, be considered and taken as books of records of deeds and title papers, for the said i county of Marquette, and copies of such transcribed records, Copies made certified by the recorder of said county, shall be evidence in evidence all courts and places, in the same manner that copies of deeds and title papers regularly recorded in the recorder's office of

aid county are evidence, and with the same effect. · Sec. 18. The debt now outstanding against the said county Marquette co. of Adams shall be paid by said county, and the said county of released from Marquette shall forever be released from the same; and it par shall be the duty of the Governor of this State, on or before of Adams the first day of April next, to appoint three suitable and disin. Gov, to apterested persons, not residents of either of the aforesaid coun-point three ties, as commissioners, who shall, before entering upon the duties of their aforesaid office, make and subscribe their respective oaths or affirmations, well and truly to discharge the duties required of them under the provisions of this act, impartially, and to the best of their judgments and abilities, before some justice of the peace of said county of Adams, who shall certify the same to the clerk of the county commissioners' court of said county, and which shall be filed by him in his office. i ;

Sec. 19. It shall be the duty of the aforesaid commissioners, Duty of comwithin one month after their said appointment, on some day to missioners be agreed upon by them, to repair to the seat of justice of the said county of Adams, and then and there, after making the aforesaid oath or affirmation, ascertain from the records of said county, first, the value of the taxable property lying and being within the limits of the now county of Adanis, from the book or books of the assessor of said county, for the year of eigh-' teen hundred and forty two, according to the value of said property, as set down in said book or books; secondly, the said commissioners shall, in like manner and from the same source, ascertain the value of taxable property lying and being within the limits of the said county of Marquette; thirdly, the said commissioners shall ascertain the amount of the debt outstanding against the county of Adams at the time of the passage of this act; fourthly, the said commissioners shall appraise and value the court house and jail of said county of Adams, and all other property, either real or personal, and all moneys, notes, bonds, &c., of every description, owned and belonging to the said county of Adams, at the time of said appraisement; Provided, however, that the public square in the

city of Quincy, shall be excepted from the provisions of this section, unless said public square should at any time hereafter be sold and converted into private property, in which event the county of Marquette shall be entiiled to one-half of the proceeds of such salc, and excepting, also, from the provisions of this section, the cemetery, and market house and lot in said city of Quincy; fifthly, the said commissioners shall deduct from the appraised value of said court house and jail, the amount of the aforesaid outstanding debt against the said county of Adams, and then make out a duplicate award in writing, under their hands and seals, setting forth the result of the investigation herein before required of them, and in which they shall award, to be paid by the said county of Adams to the said county of Marquctte, such proportion of the balance of the appraised value of said court house and jail, after deducting the amount of the aforesaid outstanding debt against the said coun. ty of Adams, as the value of the said taxable property lying and being within the limits of the said county of Marquette bears to the value of the said taxable property lying and being within the limits of the now county of Adams, and when the said award shall be so made out as provided in this section, one copy thereof shall be delivered by the aforesaid commissioners to the clerk of the county commissioners' court of the county of Adams, and the other to the clerk of the county commissioners' court of said county of Marquette, and the same shall be filed by the said clerks in their respective offices.

Sec. 20. At the first regular term of the county commisAmount of

nt of sioners' court of the said county of Adams, after the said award paid by Ad. shall be filed as aforesaid, the said court shall make an order ams to Mar. in favor of the said county of Marquette for the amount so quelle co.

awarded, to be paid to it by the said county of Adams, as in the last preceding section provided, and the said amount shall then be considered due from the said county of Adams to the said county of Marquette, and shall be paid in the same man.

ner as other debts against said county. Com’rs to SEC. 21. The said commissioners, for the purpose of dishave access to charging the duties required of them by this act, shall have books &c.

free access to the records of said county of Adams, but shall not be permitted to remove from their respective offices any hooks or papers belonging thereto; and it shall be the duty of the clerk of the county commissioners' court of said county and of all other officers of said county, whom the said commissioners may deem it necessary to call upon, to aid them in the investigations aforesaid, for which said services so to be rendered as aforesaid the said clerk, and other officers shall

make no charge against the said county of Adams. Compensation Sec. 22. The said commissioners may adjourn their meetof com’rs ings from time to time to suit their convenience, but shall use

all reasonable despatch in the discharge of the duties hereinbefore required of them, and the concurrence of any two of them in any act or duty hereinbefore required of them, shall

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be valid and binding to all intents and purposes, and they shall be paid by the county of Adams in the same manner as other charges against said county, three dollars each per day, during the time actually employed in the discharge of their aforesaid duties, and for every day's necessary travel in going to and returning from the said seat of justice of said county of Adams.

Sec. 23. As soon as the said county of Marquette shall be Treasurer of organized, and the clerk of the county commissioners' court of Adams co. to.

pay the treassaid county of Adams notified thereof, the treasurer of the said urer of Marcounty of Adams shall pay and deliver over to the treasurer quette a proof the county of Marquette, for the use of said county, such

sh portionate proportion of the funds now in the treasury of said county of funds in the Adams, for the use of said county, and in the kind of funds in co. treasury which the same was collected, as the value of the taxable property lying and being within thelimits of the said county of Marquette bears to the value of the taxable property lying and being within the now county of Adams, as appears upon the S ONY book or books of the assessor of said Adams county, for the year eighteen hundred and forty-two, and the taxes assessed division of the upon the property lying and being within the limits of said tax for 1842 county of Marquette, for the year eighteen hundred and fortytwo, shall be collected by the collecting officer of the county of Adams the same as if said county had not been divided, and the amount collected for the use of the county paid into the county treasury of said county of Adams, the same as now re. quired by law; and the treasurer of the county of Adams shall immediately thereafter pay and deliver over to the treasurer of the county of Marquette for the use of the said county such proportion of the aforesaid amount as the value of said taxable property lying and being within the limits of the said county of Marquette, bears to the value of said taxable property lying and being within the limits of the now county of Adams, as appears upon the aforesaid book or books of the aforesaid assessor, and it shall be the duty of the aforesaid treasurer of said county of Adams to take duplicate receipts for the money os to be paid by him as aforesaid, from the treasurer of said county of Marquette, one of which he shall cause to be filed in the office of the county commissioners court of said county of Adams. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the passage thereof.

APPROVED, February 11th, 1843.

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