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tlers on state lands," approved February 14, 1853; therefore:
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Auditor to sell. auditor of public accounts be and is hereby authorized and
directed to offer said tract of land, in the preamble mentioned above, for sale at public vendue, in the city of Springfield, to the highest bidder, for cash, after having given notice of such sale, by publication in the official state paper, for at least sixty days therein, stating the time, place and terms of such sale. Upon making such sale, the auditor is hereby authorized and directed to keep a correct and complete record of such sale, in compliance with the requirements and provisions of said act providing for the sale of the state lands, etc., approved February 14, 1853, as aforesaid. And the appraisement provided for in said act is hereby dispensed with, so far as applies to the sale of the tract of land herein provided for.
§ 2. The auditor shall, in all other respects, comply with the provisions and requirements of said act, to which this is an amendment.
§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 28, 1867.
In force March
AN ACT in relation to married women.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That married women who, without their fault, now live, or hereafter may live separate and apart from their husbands, may have their remedy in equity, in their own names, respectively, against their said husbands, for a reasonable support and maintenance, while they so live, or have so lived separate and apart; and, in determining the amount to be allowed, the court shall have reference to the condition of the parties in life, and the circumstances of the respective cases; and the court may grant allowance to en
able the wife to prosecute her suit, as in cases of divorce. How to proceed. § 2. Proceedings under this act may be instituted in
the county where either the husband or the wife resides ; and the wife shall not be required to give security for costs in any such proceeding.
§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED March 5, 1867.
AN ACT to extend the provisions of an act entitled “An act for the better in force March security of mechanics erecting buildings in the state of Illinois," ap- 7, 1867. proved February 14, 1863.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Law extended. provisions of an act entitled "An act for the better security of mechanics erecting buildings in the state of Illinois," approved February 14, 1863, be, and the same are hereby extended to the counties of Lake, McHenry, Boone, Winnebago, Peoria, Marshall, Stark, Putnam, Knox, Mason, Faltun, Kane, DuPage, Will, Coles, St. Clair and Hancock, in said state ; and all the provisions of said act shall extend to and be in force in the counties aforesaid, the same as in the counties mentioned in the original act.
§ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED March 7, 1867.
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AN ACT to provide for the adoption of minors.
In force Apr. 22,
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That any per- Manner of proson desirous of adopting a child, so as to render it capable of inheriting his or her estate, may present a petition to the circuit or county court of his or her residence, setting forth the name, age and sex of such child; and if such person desires the name changed, stating the now
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name, also the name of the father, or, if he be dead, or has abandoned his family, the mother, and if she be dead, the guardian, if any, and the consent of such father or mother to the act of adoption. And if the child has no father or mother, then the consent of no person shall be ne
cessary to said adoption. It shall be the duty of the court, · upon being satisfied of the truth of the facts stated in the petition, and of the fact that such father, mother or guardian has notice of such application, and being further satisfied that such adoption will be to the interest of the child, to make an order declaring said child to be the adopted child of such person, and capable of inheriting his or her estate, and also what shall be the name of such child; and thenceforward the relation between such person and the adopted child shall be, as to their legal rights and liabilities, the same as if the relation of parent and child existed between them, except that the adopted father or mother shall never inherit from the child ; but to all other persons the adopted child shall stand related as if no such act of adoption had been taken.
§ 2. It shall be the privilege of the guardian, or any other person, related by blood to such child, if there be no father or mother, to file objections to such applications; and the court, after hearing the same, shall determine, in its discretion, whether or not the same constitute a good reason for refusing the application, and if so, such application shall be refused.
APPROVED February 22, 1867.
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In force Feb. 28,
AN ACT to increase the number of notaries public in this state.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of [the] State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the governor of the state shall appoint and commission twenty notaries public in each incorporated city, when the popu
lation does not exceed five thonsand inhabitants, and thirty When appoint- in cities when the population exceeds five thousand and does
not exceed ten thousand ; and, in addition to the above, one notary public in all incorporated cities for every five thousand over ten thousand inhabitants, taking the preceding census of said city as a basis. And every person making
application for such appointment shall furnish the governor a certificate from the hand and seal of the mayor of said city, showing the population of said city; and the governor shall also appoint five notaries public in each township or precinct in which are no incorporated cities. And said notaries public shall be appointed on petition, and in the same manner, except by and with the advice and consent of the senate and shall perform the same duties, and be liable to the same responsibilities as prescribed in said chapter, entitled “Notaries public,” approved March 3, 1845.
§ 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED February 28, 1867.
AN ACT in relation to notaries public in the city of Freeport. In force Febru
ary 28, 1867. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the state of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That in Additional neaddition to the notaries public now authorized by law in the city of Freeport, the governor shall and he is hereby authorized to appoint from the attorneys at law, residing in said city of Freeport any number of notaries public, not exceeding ten, who shall give the same bond and exercise the same powers, and hold their office for the same term as the notaries public now authorized by law; but no petition or recommendation shall be required prior to the appointment of notaries public provided for by this act.
$ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 28, 1867.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act in relation to limited partner- In force Feb.18, ships," approved February 23, 1847.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all Dissolutions. limited partnerships that have been heretofore, or may hereafter be formed in this state, under or by virtue of an act entitled “An act in relation to limited partnerships,"
approved February 23, 1847, may, if the parties to the same 80 desire, state in the certificate provided for in the fourth section of the act to which this is an amendment, in addition to what is therein required to be stated, the terms upon which such limited partnerships may be dissolved; and may provide that the same shall not be dissolved until the time limited in such certificate shall have elapsed.
§ 2. Limited partnerships already formed under the act to which this is an amendment, shall, if the parties thereto desire to avail themselves of the provisions of this act, make a supplemental certificate to that required by section four of the aforesaid act, as contemplated in section one (1) of this act, which shall be signed by the parties to such limited partnership and acknowledged and recorded in the same manner as the original certificate.
$ 3. It shall he lawful for all limited partnerships, now formed or hereafter to be formed, to provide in their articles of copartnership what, in case of the decease of any of the general partners, shall be the relative rights of the heirs and legal representatives of the general partners respectively, upon what contingency the death of any of the general partners shall operate as a dissolution of the partnership, and how and in what manner the business of such partnership shali be carried on in case of the decease of any of the general partners; and such agreement shall be binding upon all the parties to such partnerships, their heirs and legal representatives.
§ 4. Such limited partnerships as shall avail themselves of the provisions of this act shall not be dissolved, except upon the terms set forth in the certificate herein before provided for, and shall continue until the full period for which such limited partnership was formed shall have elapsed, notwithstanding the death of any of the parties to such limited partnerships, it one of the general partners (if there should be more than one) shall survive to carry on the business of such limited partnership: Provided, that in case of the decease of any or either of the general partners it shall be the duty of the surviving general partner or partners to make a certificate of that fact, verified by affidavit, which shall be filed and recorded in the same office or offices as the original certificate provided for in the act to which this an amendment; and thereupon the heirs and legal representatives of such deceased general partner shall, unless otherwise provided for in the articles of copartner. ship, as contemplated in section three (3) of this act, or agreed upon between them and the surviving general partner or partners, stand in the same relation to such limited partnership as the special partner or partners, subject to no greater liabilities and entitled to the same relative rights : And provided further, that nothing herein contained shall
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