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loose, not in harness, six and a fourth cents; cattle per head, when the number does not exceed ten, four cents; when the number exceeds ten head, three cents; sheep and goats per head, one cent and a half; fat hogs for slaughter per hvad, two cents; stock hogs per bead, one cent and a half; one hun. dred pounds goods, wares and merchandize, six and a fourth cents; which rates of toll shall be kept up at the landing on

each side of the river, in large letters and figures, for the inProviso formation and inspection of all persons: Provided, That

when by reason of high water the said William L. May shall have to ferry the distance of a half a mile or more, he shall be authorized to charge and receive double the rates of ferriage hereinbefore allowed.

SEC. 5. The license and privilege hereby granted shall be License may be the revoked by

ay liable to be revoked by information in the nature of a quo be revoked,

warranto, to be filed in the circuit courts either of Tazewell or Peoria counties, if the said William L. May, his heirs and assigns, shall knowingly and wilfully fail to comply with the

provisions of this act, Annual pay.' SEC. 6. For the privileges herein granted, the said Wilment to Taze- liam L. May, his heirs and assigns, shall annually on the first well county. day of November in each and every year, pay into the coun

ty treasury of Tazewell county the sum of three hundred dol. lars the first year, and each year thereafter the sum of two hundred dollars, which money shall be expended from time to time, without delay, by the county commissioners' court of Tazewell county to the best advantage, in improving and constructing a good road from the south side of said river out to the highlands, making in all, for the fifteen years, thirtyone hundred dollars; and if the said May, his heirs or assigns, shall fail to pay the above amount for the space of one month after the same shall become due, the license hereby

granted may be revoked as aforesaid. No other ferry Sec. 7. The county commissioners' courts of the counties of to be estab- Peoria and Tazewell are hereby inhibited from granting any lished.

license to keep a ferry at the said outlet of Lake Peoria during the existence of this grant; but nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prejudice any rights already obtained.

SEC. 8. This act to take effect from and after its passage: Proviso. Provided, This act may be repealed, amended, or modified May be re. by any subsequent Legislature, whenever the public good pealed. may require it.

Sec. 9. The said William L. May shall on or before the

first day of May next, enter into bond with one or more seBond. - curities, in the penal sum of five hundred dollars, for the

faithful performance of the conditions of this act, which bond shall be made payable to the county commissioners of Taze

well county and their successors in office, and shall be apBond to be fi- proved of by the clerk of the county commissioners' court, led.

and filed in his office, to be sued on by any person aggrieved, in the name of said commissioners; and it shall be the duty

of the county commissioners of Tazewell county to cause to Half mile post be planted by the road side half a mile from the west bank of said outlet, a durable and permanent post, which post shall Double feroperate as a guide to show when double ferriage may be riage. charged.

Approved, February 23, 1841.

An ACT to establish a fer:y across the Illinois River at Peru.

In force Feb.

24, 1841. SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Freeman Mills be, and he is hereby authorized to establish a ferry across the II- Loontion. linos river opposite to the Ninnewa addition to the town of Peru, and to run the same from both sides of the said river from any of the public streets and landings in said addition to said town, or from any lands owned by him, or any public street, or any lands owned by any other person, with the consent of the owner of said lands, opposite to said addition to said town. SEC. 2. Said Mills shall keep said ferry and conduct the

Manner of same in all respects pursuant to the laws of this State regula- conduer ting ferries, and shall have a right to receive the same tolls as are at this time provided by the county commissioners' court of La Salle county, to be received and taken at other ferries Rates of across the Illinois river in said county.

SEC. 3. In consideration of the premises hereinafter men-Term of act. tioned, the said Freeman Mills shall have the privilege of ferrying across said river at the place aforesaid, and receiving toll therefor for and during the term of fifteen years from the first day of March, A. D., one thousand eight hundred and forty-one.

SEC. 4. The county commissioners' court of the county No other ferof La Salle are hereby prohibited from granting any license ry shall be esto keep a ferry at the place aforesaid or within one-fuurth of a tablish mile thereof during the continuance of this grant; but nothing herein shall be construed to effect any rights already acquired.

SEC. 5. The said Freeman Mills, in consideration of this Annual paygrant, shall annually on the first day of September in each ment. year pay into the county treasury of La Salle county, the sum of twenty-five dollars.

SEC. 6. This act shall not take effect unless the said Mills shall, on or before the first day of June, A. D., one

Bond to be fithousand eight hundred and forty-one, file in the office of the clerk of the county commissioners' court of La Salle county, a bond with security to be approved by said clerk, in the penalty of five hundred dollars, conditioned that said ferry shall be kept and maintained according to the laws of

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· Sec. 7. The privilege hereby granted shall be liable to

License may be revoked by an action in the nature of a quo 'warranto, to be revoked. be filed in the circuit court of La Salle county, if at any time

the said Mills shall fail to keep said ferry according to law, or shall in any manner fail to comply with all the provisions of this act.

Approved, February 24, 1841.

An ACT to authorize John L. Hunsacker to keep a ferry across the In force Feb.

Mississippi River, 24, 1841.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That John L. Hunsa

ker be, and he is hereby authorized to establish, and for the Ferry for 10 term of ten years, maintain a ferry across the Mississippi river years, on the road leading from Payson, in Adams county, to Ma

rion City, in the State of Missouri. The ferry landing shall Location. be on the north-east fractional quarter of section twelve, in

township three south, of range nine west, of the fourth prinBoats, &c.

cipal meridian. He shall at all times keep on hand a sufficient supply of boats and other water crafts, and therein afford a safe and expeditious passage for all passengers, and for horses, and other property usually transported across said

river on ferry boats. He shall conform to and be governed State law to i regulate ferry by the law of the State regulating ferries.

Sec. 2. The county commissioners of said county shall

regulate the rates of toll and ferriage, and furnish a list thereRates of toll. of to the said Hunsaker, who shall at all times keep the same

painted on a board, and placed up in a conspicuous place at

the ferry landing. The said Hunsaker shall, without delay, la to terry. cause to be put and thereafter to be kept in repair the road

from the base of the Mississippi bluffs to the said ferry.

Sec. 3. A failure on the part of the said Hunsaker to comply.

comply with the foregoing requisites shall work a complete forfeiture of all the rights by this act conferred on him.

The county commissioners shall not authorize the establishry to be licen

er, ferment of any ferry within three miles of the ferry hereby aused.

thorized, unless the said Hunsaker shall fail to keep his ferry as hereinbefore required.

Sec. 4. This act shall continue in force for ten years and Term of act no longer; but it may be altered, amended, or repealed wbenever the public interest shall so require.

Approved, February 24, 1841.

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An ACT to authorize John Wilson to keep a ferry across the Mississippi

River. lo force Feb. 26, 1841.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That John Wilson, his heirs and assigns, be, and they are hereby authorized to keep

a ferry across the Mississippi river, between Stephenson in Location.

Rock Island county, and Davenport in the county of Scott, in the Territory of Iowa; and also to keep a ferry from Ste

phenson to Rock Island, and from thence to Davenport for and during the term of ten years from the passage of this act, then the rights and privileges herein granted shall cease and determine.

Sec. 2. The said John Wilson, his heirs and assigns shall Powers and libe governed in the exercise of the grants herein conferred, abilities. and be liable to all the penalties and forfeitures contained in the provisions of this (the "Act to provide for the establishment of ferries, toll bridges and turnpike roads," approved, February twelfth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven.

Sec. 3. The county commissioners' court of said county No other ferry of Rock Island, are hereby prohibited from granting any li

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mile. cence to any other person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, to keep a ferry across said river, within one mile on either side of the ferry house, at or near the termination of Buffalo street, on the bank of said river, in said town of Stephenson, unless the said Wilson, his heirs and assigns should fail to comply with the provisions of the above recited act.

Sec. 4. The said John Wilson, his heirs and assigns, shall be entitled to demand and receive from each and every per- Rates of toll. son who may be ferried across said river, and for each horse, ass, mule, ox, cow, sheep, hog, or other animals, cart, wagon, buggy, gig, or other vehicle, and for freight, such rates of ferriage as may be established annually, by the county commissioners' court of said Rock Island county: Provided, that Proriso. such rates shall be reasonable.

Sec. 5. For the privileges herein granted the said John Wilson, his heirs and assigns, shall pay into the county treasury of said Reck Island county, such annual tax as may be Annual tax. assessed by the county commissioners' court of said county, not exceeding the sum of twenty dollars, and in default of the payment of said tax, the said Wilson, his heirs and assigns shall forfeit the sum of thirty dollars, to be recovered in an action of debt in the name of said county, before any justice of the peace therein, subject to appeal as in other cases.

Sec. 6. The Legislature reserves the right to alter, amend Rights reservor repeal this act whenever the public good may require. ed. This act to take effect, and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved, February 26, 1841.

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Wilson baid Rock Island countyhers' court of

An ACT to authorize Henry Hand to keep a ferry across Rack River.

In force, Feb. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 26, 1841. represented in the General Assembly, That Henry Hand be, and "he is hereby authorized to establish and keep a ferry for ten Authority to

establish ferry years, across Rock river, at a point in the vicinity of Cleve. land, in Henry county, where the State road from Knoxville

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in Knox county, to Port Byron in Rock Island county cross

es said river. How furnish- Sec. 2. Said Hand shall cause said ferry to be furnished

with a tight, good boat, sufficient for the speedy and safe transportation of all passengers, their teams, horses, cattle, and other animals, as well as their goods and effects; said boat shall be furnished with men of suitable strength and

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Sec. 3. Said Hand shall have the right to land his boat, and other ferry craft, at any point within one mile above or

below, where said road crosses said river. Rates of fer.

. Sec. 4. Said Hand shall receive such rates for crossing at riage. said ferry as may be allowed him by the county commissionTax for li ers' court of Henry county; said Hand shall pay a tax of ferry cense. license, such as the county commissioners' court may require

him to pay; and in the management and regulation of said Government.

ferry, the said Hand shall be governed by the requisitions of the act entitled "An act to provide for the establishment of ferries, toll bridges and turnpike roads,” approved, February the twelfth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven. This act to take effect from and after the date of its passage.

Approved, February 26, 1811.

An ACT authorizing David and Samuel Mitchell to establish a ferry In force, Feb. across the Mississippi River at Albany, in Whiteside county. 26, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, represented in the General Assembly, That David Mitchell,

and Samuel Mitchell, of the county of Whiteside, their Location.

heirs and assigns, be, and they are hereby authorized to es. tablish and maintain a ferry across the Mississippi river at Albany, in the county of Whiteside, for and during the term

of ten years from and after the passage of this act. Rates of fer Sec. 2. The rates of ferriage for crossing said ferry shall rage. be fixed by the county commissioners' court of Whiteside

county. How furnish. Sec. 3. The said David and Samuel Mitchell shall cause ed.

said ferry to be furnished with a good tight boat worked hy horse or steam power, and sufficient for the safe and speedy transportation of all passengers, their horses, cattle and other animals, as well as their goods and effects, and said boat shall be furnished with person or persons of suitable strength

and skill to manage the same. How coverin. Sec. 4. The said David and Samuel Mitchell, in the ma

nagement of the said ferry, shall be governed by the provisions of an act, entitled “An act to provide for the establishment of ferries, toll bridges and turnpike roads," approved, February twelfth, one thousand eight hundred and twentyseven.

Approved, February 26, 1841,

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