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An ACT to authorize the erection of a mill-dam across Rector's Fork of In force Feb. • tne Saline, in Gallatin county.

24, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the Genetal Assembly, That John Douglass, mjU_ and EH Vickers, their heirs and assigns, are hereby authoridam. zed to build a mill-dam across Rector's Fork of the Saline, in

Gallatin county, on the north-east fourth of the north east Proviso. quarter of section twenty-eight, in township seven south, range seven east: Provided, Said land as above described shall belong to the said Douglass and Vickers: Provided, also, That if any person or persons shall sustain any loss or damage by the water overflowing any land or any other property whatever, occasioned by the construction of said milldam, then and in that case, the said Douglass and Vickers shall be accountable and pay to all such person or persons as may be damaged thereby, which damage shall be ascertained and assessed by a jury of six good and lawful men, freeholders of the district in which the said damage may accrue.

i Seq. i. The jury shall be summoned by the sheriff or any constable of said county, or they may be mutually chosen by the parties concerned, and sworn by some justice of the peace of said county.

Sec. 3. Said jury may be sworn by the officer so summoning them, and the jury after being sworn as aforesaid, shall be governed in all respects as to the assessment of the damage, and their duties otherwise as jurors, are in the act regulating.mUls and millers,approved,February the ninth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven. Fees- Sec 4. The sheriff or constable an-! the jury shall re

ceive fees in the same manner as are allowed in similar cases. This act to be in force from and after its passage.

Approved, February 24, 1841.

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An ACT to authorize Lester Barker, Alanson House and their associates , , . to build a mili-dam across Fox River.

Sec. L. Be it enacted by the People of the Slate of Elinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Lester Barker, Alanson House and their associates, be, and they are hereby authorized to construct, build and continue a mill-dam across Fox river at or near the head of the Big Woods, in the county of Kane, between the lands held by them, to the heighth of seven feet above low water mark; also, another dam across a slough within three-fourths of a mile below the above mentioned dam, on the west side of said river, between lands held by them, to the heighth of eight feet above the surface of the slough: Provided, Said grants shall not be construed Bo as to prevent the State from improving said Fox river at those places by dams, locks, or in any other way, at any time hereafter, for the purpose of slack water navigation or otherwise. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Approved, February 24, 1841.

An ACT to authorize Joseph Chaffin and Christian Casebeer to build a milldam across the Kaskaskia River. ju force Feb.

23, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Joseph Chaffin and pereong au_ Christian Casebeer, their heirs or assigns, are hereby author- thorized to ized to erect a mill-dam across the Kaskaskia river on thebuilddamnorth-east quarter of section twenty-eight, in township seven north, range one east, in the county of Fayette.

Sec. 2. Said Joseph Chaffin and Christian Casebeer, are Heighth. further authorized to build said mill-dam eight and one half ket high, and in order to secure the benefit of this act shall have said mill-dam completed and a mill in operation in three years from the passage of this act.

Approved, February 24, 1841.

An ACT to authorize Solomon Husalton to build a dam across Little Wabash River, and for other purposes. j ,. .

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Solomon Husal- Location, ton be, and he is hereby authorized to build and continue a mill-dam across the Little Wabash river, on the south-west quarter of section number twelve, in township number two north, of range eight east, of the third principal meridian, in Clay county.

Sec 2. The said dam shall not exceed eight feet in Heighth. heighth from the bed of the stream, and shall be constructed with a down stream slope with a base of at least two horizontal to each perpendicular foot, and shall be well and sufficiently planked and kept in repair, so as to allow the safe passage of the descending navigation of the said river.

Sec. 3. The State hereby reserves the right of construct- State may ing alock, cut, sluice or other device, for the transit of the construct trade on the river, over, around or near the site of the said dam, whenever it may be deemed advisable by the Legislature for the improvement of the navigation of said river, without any charge or cost to the State for the right of way by the said Husalton, his successors or assigns: Provided, Proviso. The said Solomon Husalton, his heirs or assigns, shall be the owner of the lands on both sides of said river where the said dam shall be built.

Sec 4. Be it further enacted, That Frederick B. Brock-Location, ett, of Effingham county, be, and he is hereby authorized to build and continue a mill-dam across the Little Wabash river

on the east half of the south-west quarter of section number eight, township number six north, range number six east, of the third principal meridian, in Effingham county; the said dam shall not exceed eight feet high from the bed of the stream, and shall be constructed so as to allow of the safe passage of the descending navigation on the said river. The third section of this act shall be applicable in all respects to the powers and privileges hereby granted.

Approved, February 26, 1841.

An ACT in relation to certain mill-dams on Big Muddy, in Jasper and In force Feb. Cla* °punties

Sec 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinoit,

represented in the General Assembly, That William Lewis, be,

ri^uHj'fld an(* ne is hereby authorized to build and continue a mill-dam

dam. across the Big Muddy fork of thj Little Wabash river, on

the north-west quarter of the south-east quarter of section

twenty, township five, range eight, east of the third principal

meridian, in the county of Jasper. The said dam shall not

Heighth. exceed eight feet in heighth from the bed of the stream where

said dam shall be built: Provided, Said Lewis shall be the

Proviso. owner of the lands on both sides of said stream, where said

dam is to be built. Person autho- Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That John Ditter, be, and he rued to build is hereby authorized to build and continue a mill-dam across am the Big Muddy fork of the Little Wabash river, on the north

east quarter of section seven, township four north, range eight east in the county of Clay. The said dam shall not exceed eight and a half feet fiom the bed of the stream; and shall be constructed with a down stream slope, with a base Proviso. of at least two horizontal to each perpendicular foot,and shall be well and sufficiently planked and kept in repair: Provided, The said John Ditter, his heirs and assigns, shall be the owners of the land on both sides of said river. Noah Levett *^E?" "** ^e *.* farther enacted, That Noah Levett be, and may build he is hereby authorized to build and continue a mill-dam dam. across the Big Muddy fork of Little Wabash river, in section

twenty-two, township four,range eight east of the third principal meridian, in the county of Clay. The said d;im shall notexHeighth. ceed seven feet in height from the bed of the stream, and shall be constructed with a down stream slope, with a base of at least two horizontal to each perpendicular foot, and shall be well and sufficiently planked and kept in repair: Provided, Proviso The suid Noah Levett, his heirs or assigns shall be the own

er of the land on both sides of the river where said dam shall be built. H. Yates may Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That Howard Yates be, build dam and he is hereby authorized to build and continue a mill... .. />

dam across the Big Muddy Fork of Little Wabash river, on the south-west quarter of the south east quarter of section ccatlon number two, township number three north, of range number eight east, of the third principal meridian, in the county of Clay. The said dam shall not exceed six feet in heighth . from the bed of the stream, and shall be constructed with a eig down stream slope, with a base of at least two horizontal to each perpendicular foot, and shall be well and sufficiently planked and kept in repair: Provided, The said Yates, his . heirs or assigns, shall be the owner of the lands on both sides roTM°of the stream where such dam shall be built.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

Ao ACT to authorize John Primm, senior, to build a mill-dam across
Sangamon River.

In force Feb.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 27'1841, represented in the General Assembly, That John Primm, Senior, his heirs and assigns, be authorized to build and Location maintain a mill-dam across the Sangamon river, in Sangamon county, at or near a shoal called "Fisher's Ford," on section twenty-three, town seventeen north, range six west.

Sec. 2. That said mill-dam shall not exceed six feet high Heighth. above low water mark, and shall be so constructed as to allow the safe passage of the descending navigation on said river.

Sec. 3. The State hereby reserves the right to construct Right reserra lock, or some other device, for the transit of the trade on etJthe river, over, around or near the site of said dam, whenever it may be deemed advisable by the Legislature, for the ■■ improvement of the navigation of said river, without any cost to the State for the right of way by said Primm, his successors or assigns.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That William Carpen- vvm. Carpenter be allowed to build a mill-dam across the Sangamon river ?er may build at or near where he now keeps a ferry, and that said dam be *iU-da«n. built agreeable to the provisions of section two: Provided, provj80 Said mill-dam is built above the present ford at said ferry, and in such a manner as not to obstruct said ford.

Approved, February 27, 1S41.

An ACT in relation to free negroes and mulattoes.

» In force Feb.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 19,1841. represented in the General Assembly, That every black or mulatto person, being a native of this State, and residing Evidence may within the same, may at any time enter his or her names, to- be recorded, gether with the names of his or her family, with the clerk of the circuit court of the county in which he or she may re

side, together with the evidence of his or her freedom, which shall be entered on record by said clerk, together with a description of all such persons; and thereafter the clerks' certificate of such record shall be prima facia evidence of his or her freedom, afford the holder the same protection, and have the same effect in law, as is given to certificates granted in pursuance of the fourth section of the act entitled "An act respecting free negroes, mulattoes, servants and slaves," approved, March thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred and Proviso nineteen: Provided, nevertheless, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to bar the lawful claim of any person or" persons to any such negro or mulatto.

Approved, February 19,1841.

An ACT for the appointment of a Notary Public in the city o( Nauvoo.

*" 7° mi.**' sec* Be '* enactedtke People of the State of IUitwis,represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be the duty

Notary public °^tne Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint one notary public in the city of Nauvoo, in Hancock county, whose duties and term of service shall be the same as are now required and prescribed by law in respect to other notaries public.

Approved, January 7, 1841.

. . _, . An ACT in relation to Paupers.

In force Feb. 20, 1841.

Sec 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Persons char rePresen^ed General Assembly, That hereafter any per

gable "where son becoming chargeable as a pauper in this State, shall be they reside, chargeable as such pauper in the county in which he or she resided at the commencement of the thirty days immediately preceding such persons becoming so chargeable. Clerk of c'ty Sec. 2. If any person shall become chargeable in any to notify. county in which he or she did not reside at the commencement of the thirty days immediately preceding his or her becoming so chargeable, he or she shall be duly taken care of by the proper authority of the county where he or she may be found, and it shall be the duty of the cleik of the county commissioners' court to send notice per mail to the clerk of the county commissioners' court of the county in which such -pauper resided as before stated, that said person has become chargeable as a pauper, and requesting the authorities of said county to remove said pauper forthwith, and to pay the expense accrued in taking care of him or them. . Sec. 3. If said pauper by reason of sickness or disease, or

by neglect of the authorities of the county to which he or she belongs, or for any other sufficient cause, cannot be moved,

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