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AN ACT to establish a ferry acrogs the Mississippi river at Warsaw, in Hancock In force Januacounty.
ry 17, 1851.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That William English, his heirs and assigns, be and they are hereby Authority. authorized to establish and keep a ferry, for ten years, across the Mississippi river, between the town of Warsaw, in the county of Hancock, and state of Minois, and the town of Alexandria, in the county of Clark, and state of Missouri; during which term the county court of said county of Hancock, or the trustees of the town of Warsaw; shall not grant a license to any person or persons to establish or keep a ferry within one mile of the foot of Main street, in said town of Warsaw.
§ 2. That said William English shall keep at all times Duty. a good and sufficient steam ferry boat, with such other boats as may be necessary for the speedy and safe transportation of passengers, teams, horses, cattle and other animals, as well as goods and effects belonging to passengers, and shall furnish said boats with men with suitable strength and skill to manage them, and shall charge and receive such rates Tolle. of ferriage as may be allowed him by the trustees of the said town of Warsaw.
§ 3. The said William English shall pay into the treas- Tax. ury of the said town of Warsaw such annual tax as may be imposed upon said ferry by the trustees of the said town of Warsaw, not exceeding forty dollars, and in the management and regulation of the aforesaid ferry shall be governed by the act to establish ferries and toll-bridges, approved March the third, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five.
§ 4. That in case of failure by the said William Eng- Remedy lish, his heirs or assigns, to pay such annual tax so assessed by the town of Warsaw aforesaid, the president and trustees thereof may sue for the same, in an action of debt, before any justice of the peace of said county of Hancock.