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In force March AN ACT for the relief of the citizens of the American Bottom, in St. Clair «'186T- county.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the

state tax dona- state tax raised in townships one and two of north ranges - nine and ten, (T. 1 and 2N.E.9 and T. 1 and 2 K K. 10,)

west of the third principal meridian, in St. Clair county, Illinois, be and the same is hereby appropriated for the term of five years, to assist in paying for building, improving and repairing levees and embankments built and to be built by the American Bottom Board of Improvement, chartered by an act of this general assembly, approved 10th February, 1853, to prevent the lands in the American Bottom in said townships from being overflowed by the high waters of the Mississippi river.

cierk of st. § 2. It shall be the duty of the county clerk of St. Clair r coun y. county ^Q -e ^Q treasurer of the American Bottom Board of Improvement, as soon as practicable after the return of the tax books each year, including the year 1866, be made to him by the assessor, a certificate of the amount of state tax to be collected from the townships named in the first section of this act, and also shall transmit to the auditor of public accounts a similar certificate each year; and when said tax shall be collected each year, including the tax for the year 1866, the county collector, on presentation of the certificate to him, shall, after the deduction of legal abatements and commissions, and upon the filing of the bond hereinafter required, pay over to the treasurer of the said American Bottom Board of Improvement the balance of the amount so certified; and the auditor of public accounts is hereby authorized to give said collector credit for the amount of said certificate, upon a settlement, with him for taxes due to the state. _

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said money, so received by him from said" collector, for the purpose of paying the expenses hereafter to be incurred in building, improving or repairing said levees and embankments, and the interest upon the same, as may be deemed best by the board of directors of said company—said American Bottom Board of Improvement—and under their order and direction. cg°TMPbonds. § The said company shall, each year, by its president and secretary, enter into bond to the people of the state of Illinois, with security, to be approved by the judge of the 24th judicial circuit of the state of Illinois, in the penal sum of twenty thousand dollars, conditioned for the due and faithful application of said money, as provided herein, and for the repayment to the state of any sum which may come into the hands of said treasurer, not needed for the purposes aforesaid.

§ 5. It shall be the duty of said company—the Ameri- Duty of comcan Bottom Board of Improvement—on the first day of panyDecember, each year, to hie with the clerk a statement, sworn to by the president and secretary of said company, of the amount received each year, under the provisions of this act, and the manner in which the same has been expended; and whenever it shall appear that there is no need for the further application of the state tax as aforesaid, then no further sum shall be paid into the state treasury, as in other cases.

§ 6. Nothing herein contained shall in any manner Not to conflict, interfere with the powers, rights and privileges contained in the act of incorporation of the said American Bottom Board of Improvement.

§ 7. This act to be a public act, and be in force from and after its passage.

Appboved March 6, 1867.

AN ACT for the relief of certain persons therein named. In force March

6, 1867.

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the People jof the State of
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Edward Released on

B. Green, Robert Bell, John J. Lescher, Larie Aborn, c°gnizance-
Eobert Parkinson, George W. Brown, Isaac N. Jaquess,
Alexander C. Edgar, James Calverley, James W. Bigg,
Francis M. Rigg, John T. Risley, Larner B. Risley, William

C. Deputy, James M. Mundy, William R. Mundy, Gilbert
0. Turner, Thomas J. Shannon,, Edwin S. Russell, John
Schrodt, jr., James C. Ashford, John Prescott, William
Ulm, Alexander Wood, Ira Wood, William R. Wilkinson,
Thomas Wilkinson, and James P. McNair, be and they are
hereby released and forever discharged from all liability to
the people of the state of Illinois, and all others interested
therein, upon two certain recognizances taken and approved
by the Hon. Silas L. Bryan> judge of the second judicial
circuit [court] of Illinois, for the appearance of one Hiram
Stanton at the March term of the Marion county circuit
court A. D., 1865, to answer two indictments therein pending
against him, one for the supposed murder of George W.
Besore, and the other for the supposed murder of Zachariah
Newkirk.

§ 2. It shall be the duty of the state's attorney of the state attorney judicial circuit wherein any proceedings to take out execu- t0 di8miss, tion upon the said recognizances may be pending, to dismiss

the same at the first term of the circuit court therein, after the passage of this act.

§ 3. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 6, 1867.

In force May AN ACT for the relief of John G. Jarvis, William W. Jarvis, Henry M. 6>18W- Kimball, James B. Andrews and Samuel Pitman.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Reioase on re- Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That, John G. cognizance. jarvig, y\m&m w> jarvis, Henry M Kimball, James B.

Andrews and Samuel Pitman, are hereby released and discharged from their liability as sureties upon the recognizance of William G. Jarvis, in Macoupin circuit court, and from the judgment of said court on said recognizance, of SepTo pay cests. tember term 1866: Provided, that nothing in this act shall be construed to discharge said parties or any of them from the payment of the costs due the proper officer. Approved March 6, 1867.

In force March AN ACT for the relief of John Welsh.

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internal ira- Whereas, John Welsh of the city of Philadelphia, in scrip!ment tne state of Pennsylvania, claiming to have been the owner of certain drafts or internal improvement scrip, issued by the state of Illinois, of the following numbers, viz: "No. 2800, letter B," and "No. 2801, letter A," "No. 4121, letter A," "No. 4121, letter B," and "No. 3887, letter A," of one hundred dollars each, which said scrip was, as he asserts, transmitted by him to Messrs. Howland and Aspinwall, of the city of New York, to exchange for bonds, under a proposition made by the state of Illinois, and now lost; therefore,

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Auditorto issue auditor of public accounts be and he is hereby authorized warrant. to warrant m fav0r of John Welsh, on filing indemnity bond for double the amount, to be approved by the auditor, and satisfactory affidavit of loss of the scrip mentioned hereinafter, and such further proof as he may be possessed of, for principal and interest to date of this act,

on internal improvement scrip "No. 2800, letter B," "No. 2801, letter A,*' "No. 4121, letter A," "No. 4121, letter B," and "No. 3887, letter A," of one hundred dollars each, payable out of any moneys in the treasury applicable to the payment of state indebtedness.

§ 2. This act shall take effect and be in forcejfrom and after its passage.

Approved March 6, 1867.

AN ACT for the relief of Joseph H. Morgan. In force March

8,1867.

Whereas, at the July special term of the circuit court of Release from Cumberland county, A. D. 1866, a judgment was entered reo°gnizaDCeagainst Joseph H. Morgan, upon forfeiting recognizance for the sum of seven hundred dollars and costs, as surety for Jeremiah Morgan, who was indicted for the crime of burglary; and, whereas, the said Joseph H. Morgan has paid the sum of three hundred dollars upon said judgment; and whereas, one John H. Miller, who was also a surety on said recognizance, after the recovery of said judgment and payment by Joseph H. Morgan, arrested said Jeremiah Morgan, and delivered him to the sheriff of said county, and who was tried at the next term of said court upon said charge; therefore,

Section 1. Be it enatted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the cjj'^I^lerk to clerk of the circuit court of said county be and he is hereby I3mi,s< directed to enter satisfaction of said judgment, so obtained against said Joseph H. Morgan, and that such satisfaction Bnall forever release him from all further liability thereon.

§ 2. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

Approved March 8, 1867.

AN ACT for the relief of the administrators of Akin Evans, deceased. In force March

8, 1867.

Whereas, by an error of the county clerk of the county ^"^g^?1" of Fayette, in extending the tax for the years 1856 and 1857, Akin Evans, the then collector of Fayette county, was overcharged with state tax for the year 1856, in the sum of fourteen hundred and fifty-four dollars and ninety-four cents, and for the year 1857, in the sum of seven dollars and twenty-one cents; and whereas, the said money so over-charged were paid

into the state treasury by said Akin Evans, in his life time, or by his administrators, and the sale of his lands after his death; therefore,

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That John Shirley and William 0. Houston, administrators of the estate of Akin Evans, deceased, be allowed the sum of fourteen hundred and sixty-two dollars and fifteen cents, on account of said errors in extending said state tax for the years 1856 and 1857, the years for which said Akin Evans was collector.

warrant to is- § 2. That the auditor is hereby directed to draw a war5ue" rant upon the state treasurer in favor of the administrators

of the estate of Akin Evans, deceased, to-wit, John Shirley and William C. Houston, for said sum of fourteen hundred and sixty-two dollars and fifteen cents.

§ 3. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved March 8, 1867.

REVISED STATUTES.

In force Feb. AN ACT to amend chapter seventy-nine of the Revised Statutes of 1845, 28,186T. entitled ''Partitions."

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That in case Partition, of sale under and by virtue of the provisions of section eleven (11) of chapter seventy-nine of the Revised Statates of 1845, entitled "Partitions," if the widow entitled to dower in the real estate to be sold will consent to such sale she shall signify and subscribe her consent, in writing, and the same shall be filed with the clerk of the court, and thereupon the said commissioners, or other person or persons ordered to sell such real estate, shall proceed to sell the same, agreeably to the terms of the order of the court, disincumbered by any right of dower of such widow; and the court shall award to such widow such proportion of the purchase money as shall be just and equitable, not exceeding one-seventh part nor less than one-tenth part of the net amount of the sales, according to the age, health and condition of such widow; and such award of payment shall be a sufficient bar to all rights of dower which such widow may claim in said lands.

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