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Penn., one Daniel O,Brien, charged with the murder of James Stuart, in the county of Christian, and state of Illinois, from which county and state the said O,Brien had fled.
§ 2. The auditor is hereby directed and required to draw his warrant, in favor of the said William H. Brockman, for the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars, payable out of any money in the state treasury, not otherwise appropriated.
§ 3. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. Approved March 8,1867.
In fore* March ACT for the relief of Strother G. Jones.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Appropriation, auditor of public accounts,, upon satisfactory proof being presented to him, and the surrender of all vouchers hereinafter named, and other" evidences, for filing in his office, be and he is hereby directed to issue his warrant on the treasurer of the state of Illinois, to Strother G. Jones, for the sum of four hundred and twenty-two dollars and sixteen cents, in payment of his claim against the state of Illinois, for corn, hay and wood, and services of teams and labors furnished at Camp Butler, during the year 1861, as appears by vouchers of John Wood, quartermaster general of Illinois, and Edward Everett, assistant quartermaster general, being the amount certified by said vouchers, said claim being barred by the acts approved May 2d, 1861, and February 16th, 1865.
§ 3. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 8,1867.
In force FebJW, AN ACT to create the office of attorney general, and prescribing his duties.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the office created, office of attorney general of the state of Illinois be and the same is hereby created, as one of the executive offices of the state.
§ 2. Upon the passage of this act, the governor shall Governor to nominate, and by, and with the advice and consent of the nommate'etcsenate, appoint a citizen of the state, learned in the laws of the land, attorney general of the state of Illinois, to continue Term »f office, in office during the residue of the term of office of the present governor, and until a successor is elected and qualified; and at the next and each subsequent election for governor of the state, there shall be elected, by the qualified electors To be elected, of the state, an attorney general thereof, who shall be elected et0" in all respects in the same manner as the governor.
§ 3. Every citizen elected or appointed attorney gen-oath of office, eral, as aforesaid, shall, before entering upon the duties of the office, take the oaths required by the constitution, and that he will faithfully discharge the duties of the office, according to the best of his knowledge and ability.
§ 4. The duties of the attorney general shall be, First— Dmiet of attor_ To advise the governor and other executive officers of the n*y general. Btate, including states, attorneys, and give written opinions, when requested, upon all legal questions, touching or relating to the rights, powers and duties of said officers, respectively. Second—To give written opinions to either house of the general assembly, and to committees thereof, upon constitutional or legal questions, when requested. Third— To institute and prosecute all actions, suits and complaints in favor of, or for the use of the state, which may become necessary in the administration or execution of the laws of the state; abo to defend all actions, suits and complaints in which the state is interested, which may be commenced or prosecuted in the state or United States courts. Fourth— To appear for, and represent the state before the supreme court in each of the grand divisions, in all cases of appeal, writs of error, or other proceedings in which the state is interested. Fifth—To attend to and perform any other duties which may from time to time be required of him by law.
§ 5.. The said attorney general shall keep an office at office at seat ot the seat of government, and have access to the library of K°Ternm,',tthe supreme court and of the state.
§ 6. The salary of the attorney general shall be thirty- salary, five hundred dollars per annum, payable in quarterly payments, and no fees or commissions or other compensations shall be allowed, under any pretense whatever: Provided, Proviio. That the secretary of state shall supply him with necessary stationery for the use of his office.
§ 7. This act to be a public act, and to be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 27, 1867.
AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS.
In force March AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to enable the auditor of public 5, 1867. accounts to collect the revenue," approved February 17, 1851.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the act Auditor author- entitled "An act to enable the auditor of public accounts to real estet°enTey collect the revenue," approved February 17,1851, is hereby amended so as to make it lawful for the auditor of public accounts to sell and convey any part [of] real estate which may have been heretofore or which may hereafter be purchased by the state in payment or satisfaction of any judgment or execution in favor of the state, upon payment by the party purchasing into the state treasury the full amount bid for the same by the state, together with six per cent. Proviso. interest from the date of purchase by the state: Provided, That if not so sold within one year from and after the expiration of the time of redemption now allowed by law, said property may be sold by said auditor upon and for any valuation of said property, which may be appraised and certified by the county judge and sheriff of the county in which such property is situated.
§ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. *
Appboved March 5, 1867.
In force March AN ACT to amend the general banking law so as to permit the withdrawal 1867. of securities in certain eases.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That any bank Banks may file or banks heretofore organized under the general banking bond. jaws 0f this state may file with the auditor of public ac
counts a bond, executed by said bank, with security, to be approved by the governor, auditor and treasurer, payable to the said auditor, for the use of whom it may concern, Penalty of bond in the penal sum of double the amount of the outstanding circulation of said bank or banks, at the time of filing such bond, and conditioned that said bank or banks will, at all times, for the period of five years thereafter, redeem, in lawful money, at the auditor's office, and in the cityof Chica- in go, and at the counter of said bank, any and all outstanding * moneynotes of such bank as shall be presented at either of said places for redemption.
§ 2. Upon the filing of said bond, the auditor shall pub- A1Syhitn,ot'0°pub" lish a notice in a daily paper in Springfield and Chicago, notifying the holders of any of the circulating notes of such Notes to be prebank to return the same for redemption within five years, dempfion.r re" or they will be barred from payment of the same; and immediately upon the filing of the bond, as aforesaid, the auditor shall surrender to the bank executing the same, all the securities on file and deposited with the state treasurer, belonging to said bank.
§ 3. The auditor shall receive, in the cases under this Auditor'3 fees, act, a fee of one half of one per cent. upon the amount of securities thus withdrawn: Provided, That in no case shall his fee be less than twenty dollars, to be paid by said bank, with the cost of publication.
§ 4. Any bank organized under the general banking B?nks m&y laws of this state may reduce its capital to not less than five thousand dollars.
§ 5. This act to be in force from and after its passage.
Appboved February 28, 1867.
AN ACT to repeal and amend the several laws in relation to Banks in this In force March
State. 1> 1867
Section 1. Beitenactedby the Peopleof the StateofIllinois, represented in the General Assembly, That if any person or ISrporatod. persons shall utter or pass as or in lieu of money, any note or bill issued and published by any joint stock or other company, or any firm or person not incorporated by law, with banking powers, authorizing him or them to issue the same or purporting to have been so issued, or published, such person or persons shall not be permitted to collect any Can not collec demands arising therefrom; and it shall be competent for claims, the defendant in any suit brought for the collection of any such claim to plead that the obligation in writing or verbal promise was made and executed or given for and in consideration of such note or bill so issued and published, or purporting to be so issued and published; and such plea shall be taken and allowed a good and sufficient plea in bar of any such demand; and any person or persons so uttering or passing any such notes or bills shall be deemed and considered swindlers, and shall be liable to indictment as such, and upon conviction shall be fined in any sum not less than
one hundred dollars, nor more than one thousand dollars, for each offense.
Repealed. § 2. Chapter (XV) fifteen of the Revised Statutes, approved March 3, 1845, entitled " Bank Notes," be and the same is hereby repealed.
Additional § 3. No more banks or banking associations shall be banks forbid- organjZed under the provisions of any law of this state, with power to issue notes or bills to circulate as money; and no bank or banking association heretofore organized or partially organized, which has not heretofore deposited with the auditor of public accounts the amount of stocks required by law, to entitle such bank or banking association to become incorporated, shall hereafter be permitted to make such deposit. Auditor prohib- § 4. The auditor of public accounts is hereby prohibiied idditionai ited from issuing any additional circulation to any bank or
circulation, banking association now in existence in this state. Laws not con- § 5. All laws or parts of laws not consistent with the thfsenact"re- provisions of this act are hereby repealed, peaied. g 6. This act to take effect and be in force from and
after its passage.
Approved March 7, 1867.
In force Febru- A^ ACT to fix the times of holding courts in the first judicial circuit, ary 9, 1867. ° 1
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the times Terms changed of holding terms of circuit courts in the several counties composing the first judicial circuit, shall be as follows, to-wit:
Greene. In the county of Greene, on the first Monday in March
and the second Monday in September.
Morgan. In the county of Morgan, on the third Monday in March
and the fourth Monday in September.
Jersey. In the county of Jersey, on the second Monday in April
and the second Monday in October.
scott. In the county of Scott, on the fourth Monday in April
and the fourth Monday in October.
Calhoun. In the county of Calhoun, on the second Monday in May
and the second Monday in November.
writs, otc. § 2. All writs, subpoenas, recognizances, and other process, which have been or may be hereafter issued, returnable to the terms of the circuit court hereafter required to