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AN ACT to extend the jurisdiction of the several counties bordering on In force, the Mississippi and Wabash rivers.

Mar. 4, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all the counties of this State, or which shall hereafter be erected, which are or Jurisdiction shall be bounded, or which may front on either the Mississippi of counties or Wabash rivers shall respectively have and exercise jurisdic-bounded by tion upon such rivers so far as the counties shall respectively & Wabash be bounded by the rivers aforesaid; which jurisdiction shall be exercised concurrently by the counties aforesaid with the contiguous States and territory bounded by said rivers, so far and to such extent as the said rivers shall form the boundary of the counties aforesaid, respectively, and also, the boundary between this State and contiguous States or Territories,

APPROVED, March 4th, 1813.

AN ACT to legalize certain acts of the county commissioners of Lake In force, county:

Jan. 19, 1843 WHEREAS, Nelson Landen was re-elected to the office of

county comniissioner of Lake county on the first Monday in August, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one; and whereas, the said Landen proceeded to call a special term of the county commissioners' court of said county previous to his taking the oath of office; and whereas, in consequence of the informality of said call, said special term of said court has been declared by the circuit court of said county to be illegal; therefore,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the Slate of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all the acts of said commissioners' court, at the said special term, held on the six- Acts of co. teenth and seventeenth days of August, in the year of our compris court

legalized Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, be and the same are hereby declared as legal and binding to all intents and purposes, both in law and equity, as if the said Nelson Landen had been qualified and sworn previous to calling the said term of said court.

Sec. 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED, January 19th, 1843.

AN ACT to authorize the county commissioners of Tazewell county to In force, appoiot an agent or agents for certain purposes, therein named.

Feb. 3, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the county commissioners of Tazewell county be and the same are hereby au. thorized to make, constitute, and appoint, one or more agents

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COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' COURTS.

Tazewell co. to purchase, in the name of said county commissioners, any authorised to lands or town lots that may be sold under any decree of court, lands sold to or otherwise, to satisfy any lien or liens in favor of said county satisfy liens of Tazewell, and the said county commissioners shall have said co. and power to grant, bargain, sell, and convey, for a valuable consell the same sideration for the use of said county, any or all of said tracts

of land and town lots, to any person or persons with whom

they may so contract, they making and executing in their offiDeeds how cial capacity to the purchaser or purchasers, a good and suffiexecuted cient deed or deeds, and all other necessary acquittances and

title papers for perfecting said transfers.

SEC. 2. That the said county commissioners be and the

same are hereby further authorized and empowered by an Purchases order of the said court, entered of record, to ratify and conmade byIn firm any or all purchases which may have been made of any ratified lands or town lots, by John H. Morrison, clerk of the aforesaid

county commissioners' court, by reason of sales heretofore made under decrees of court or otherwise, and hereby ratify. ing and confirming his said acts aforesaid, and giving him the same powers in the premises as are here granted to agents in the first section of this aci; also, giving the said county commissioners power to accept and receive his said purchases of lands and town lots the same as though he had acted under an order of said court, by them first made for that purpose.

APPROVED, February 30, 1843.

In force, AN ACT to authorize the county commissioners of the county of Bureau to Feb. 23, 1843.

borrow money.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That the county comCo. cumors of missioners of the county of Bureau be and they are hereby Bureau auth-authorized to borrow aty sum or sums of money, not exceedorised to bor- ing five thousand dollars in all, for the purpose of building the the purpose of court house now under contract in said county; Provided, completing

that said commissioners shall not pay more than twelve per cent. interest on the money so borrowed.

APPROVED, February 23d, 1843.

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In force, AN ACT 10 authorize the county commissioners of Fulton county to collect Mar. 1, 1843.

certain moneys therein named.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That the county comCo. com’rs of missioners of the county of Fulton, and their successors in Fulton may office, are hereby authorized to collect any amount of money collect money loaned that they have loaned or that may be loaned from the county

treasury in pursuance of an order of the county commission.
ers' court of said county, at their June term, A. D. one thou-
sand eight hundred and forty-two.

APPROVED, March 1st, 1843.

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AN ACT :0 authorize the county commissioners of Jackson county to bor. In force, row money for certain purposes therein named.

Mar. 1, 1843.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the county commissioners of Jackson county are hereby authorized to make a Com’rs autholoan of money on behalf of the county, of any person or per- sined to make sons not to exceed three thousand dollars; which money, when so borrowed, shall be applied to the erection of a court house in said county and for no other purpose. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED, March 1st, 1843.

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AN ACT to authorize county commissioners' courts to assess taxes for road In force, purposes.

Mar. 4, 1843.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That hereafter the Co. comra county commissioners' courts of the several counties in this not to levy a State, in levying a tax for county purposes, shall not exceed tax exceeding fifty cents on every one hundred dollars worth of taxable pro

on 100 dol. perty, in their counties respectively; and at the time of fixing lars worth of upon the amount of tax to be assessed and collected for property county purposes the said court may, in their discretion, set apart May set apart any amount of the tax so levied for county purposes, not ex-one-hall for ceeding one half of said levy, for road purposes, which taxes road purposes so levied and set apart may be discharged in labor in pursuance of the provisions of san act concerning public roads," approved February 20th, 1841; Provided, that the county Proviso commissioners' courts of the several counties in this Slate may allow to every such person a sum not exceeding one dollar per day, in discharging the road tax herein authorized to be assessed and set apart for road purposes; Provided, further, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prevent the county commissioners from requiring road labor to be performed as provided in the fourteenth section of the above recited act; the taxes herein provided to be assessed shall be collected in the same manner and at the same time as now required by law.

SEC. 2. All laws and parts of laws of a general nature, coming within the provisions of this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.

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AN ACT for the regulating of county treagurice and county funds. Feb. 25, 1843.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That the county cumCo.com’rs to missioners' court of each and every county in this State settle with shall, at their June term, one thousand eight hundred and

forty-three, and every six months thereafter, settle with their once in six

county treasurer, and count the funds then in the treasury of their county, and thc clerk of said court shall then enter on the records of said court the amount and kinds of funds

found to be in the treasury at the time. Defaulting

Sec. 2. Should the treasurer, at any such settlement, prove

a defaulter, and actually in arrears with the county, the be dismissed county commissioners shall immediately dismiss him from

office, and commence suit against him on his official bond.

Sec. 3. The county treasurer of each county in this State Treasurer to shall furnish himself with a cash book, in which, after the first keep a cash

day of June next, he shall enter the amount and description of all moneys coming to his hands, particularly noting the time when and of whom received.

Sec. 4. The county commissioners' court of any county in

this State may, at any time when any two of them think it call on treasu- for the interests of the people of their county so to do, call rer for seitle

through their clerk upon the treasurer of their county for a move him if settlement, and should said treasurer neglect or refuse to aphe neglects or pear and make settlement as notified to do, said commis. refuses to at- sioners shall declare his office vacant, and proceed upon his tend

bond as required to do by the second section of this act.

Sec. 5. Should the county commissioners' court of any county in this State be of opinion that the treasurer of their

county has at any time used the funds of said county when May examine treasurer on current, and re-placed the same in depreciated funds, they onth in rela- shall have the power to examine said treasurer under oath as tion to co. touching said transaction, and if it shall appear he has funds

parted with any current funds belonging to the county, and replaced the same with funds less valuable, they shall immediately dismiss hin: from office,

Sec. 6. Should any county treasurer be dismissed from

office pursuant to the provisions of this act, it shall be the On removal of duty of the county commissioners' court to appoint some suit

able person to fill the vacancy so occasioned, and the person

so appointed shall give bond and security as now required by pointed law of county treasurers, and shall perform all the duties

enjoined upon the county treasurer until one is elected and qualified. This act to be in force from the day of its passage.

APPROVED, February 25th, 1843.

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AN ACT permanently to locate the county seat of Mason county.

In force,

Jan. 14, 1813. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That on the second People to vote Monday in February, A. D. 1843, there shall be an election held at Havana, James Walker's, Lynchburg, and Bath, in the county of Mason, and the judges and clerks of the different election precincts in said county are hereby authorized to open poll books and receive votes at said places for the towns of Havana and Bath in said county, as candidates for the seat of justice for said county.

Sec. 2. The election provided for in the foregoing section Proprietors of shall not be held unless the proprietors or friends of said town

cute bond for of Bath shall execute and deliver to the clerk of the county deed commissioners' court of said county a good and sufficient bond for a block of lots on which to èrect the public buildings in said town, and said proprietors shall also on or before the first day of February, A. D. 1843, make, execute and deliver to To execute said clerk their promissory note with good and sufficient security to be approved by said clerk, and said note shall be drawn in substance, as follows: "$1000. Six months after date, we Form of note or either of us, jointly and severally, promise to pay Ceorge T. Virgin, John R. Chaney, and Amos Smith, or their order, county commissioners of the county of Mason, or their successors in office, for the use of the county of Mason, the sum of one thousand dollars for value received, dated Mason county, Illinois, February the first, A. D. 1843;" and if the town of Bath shall receive the greatest number of votes for county seat, the clerk shall deliver to the county commission. Note & bond ers said note and bond; which note and bond may be sued to be deliverand collected the same as other notes and bonds, and a certifi. cd to co. cate from the clerk of the county commissioners' court of said county certifying that the aforesaid note and bond have been filed in his office, with good and sufficient security approved by him, shall be deemed sufficient evidence to authorize the judges and clerks of election to open poll books at the several places in said county for holding the election as aforesaid.

Sec. 3. If the clerks and judges shall refuse to open a col- Poll book in umn and receive votes for the town of Bath, after a certifi- certain event cate duly certified agreeable to the provisions of the second to be rejected section of this act shall be deposited with them, the poll book of said precinct shall be rejected.

Sec. 4. No person shall vote at the special election provi- Qualification ded for by this act except such persons were residents and of voters legal voters of said county of Mason on the first day of January, 1843, and shall continue to reside in said county up to the time of said election.

Sec. 5. The returns of said election shall be made to the Returns how clerk of the county commissioners' court, as provided for by made law in relation to other elections, and said poll books shall be opened and compared by said clerk and two justices of the

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