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tificate of purchase of lot number seven, in block number twelve, in the town of Ottawa, to Henry Dagget, John Shuler, Edward W. Curtis, and Lucius P. Sanger, as assignees of Conrad Sebaugh, upon condition that they pay to the treasurer of said canal board all moneys due from said Sebaugh for said lot, on or before the fourth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two.

Sec. 2. Upon the production of said certificate to the Patent to be Governor, he is hereby authorized to execute a patent for said issued. lot to the above named Dagget, Shuler, Curtis, and Sanger, as assignees of said Sebaugh.

Approved, February 23, 1841.

An ACT for the relief of the securities of Amos Mernott. In force. Feh.

24, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Horatio N. Belt, and Securities re James H. Perry, be, and they are hereby released from the leased. judgment rendered on the recognizance which they entered into for the appearance of Amos Mernott, on an indictment against him for adultery, in the Greene circuit court, and that this law shall be a sufficient discharge of the judgment or ex. ecution (if any such has issued;) Provided, The said Belt and p.

at and Proviso. Perry pay the costs adjudged in said cause. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

Approved, February, 24, 1841.

An ACT for the benefit of John W. Evang.

In force, Feb. WHEREAS, Letters testamentary were granted to John W. 24. 10

Evans by the probate justice of the peace of Jo Daviess Preamble. county, in the State of Illinois, on the estate of James Evans, late of said county, deceased; And whereas, The said John W. Evans tendered his resignation, in writing, of the said letters testamentary to the said probate justice of the peace of the county aforesaid, and said resignation was accepted by him, and filed in his office; And whereas, Letters of administration de bonis non were granted to R. W. Brush, of said county, on the estate of the said James Evans, deceased, by the probate justice of the peace aforesaid; Therefore,

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the granting of let- Letters of adters of administration de bonis non to R. W. Brush, of the ministration estate of James Evans, late of the county of Jo Daviess, de granted. ceased, by the probate justice of the peace of said county, is hereby declared to be a revocation of the letters testamenta.

Resignation of adm'r.

ry granted to John W. Evans, of the estate of James Evans, late of said county, deceased, by the probate justice of the peace aforesaid.

Sec. 2. That when any administrator shall resign his office in writing, and such resignation shall be accepted by the probate justice of the peace, then the said probate justice of the peace shall have the power to appoint another administrator; Provided, Such resignation shall not be construed to exonerate any administrator from any liability incurred as administrator.

Approved, February 24, 1841.

Proviso.

An AC'I for the relief of the sheriff of Greene county. In force, Feb. 24, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Comis. may represented in the General Assembly, That the county comallow sheriff missioners of Greene county may allow the sheriff of said for .ex.officio county, for ex-officio services, any sum not exceeding one hunservices.

dred dollars, and the sheriff of said county shall be entitled to one office in the court house in said county free of charge, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, February 24, 1841.

An ACT for the benefit of the inhabitants of town nine south, range eighs lo force, Feb.

east, in Gallatin county. 26, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be the duty

of the Governor to issue a patent in favor of the inhabitants Gov. io issue o patent.

of township nine south, range eight east, for the following described premises, to-wit: south half north-west quarter, the south-west quarter, and the south half of the south-east quarter of section eleven, township nine south, range eight cast; which said lands were selected under and by virtue of an act of the legislature entitled "An act concerning Equality township in Gallatin county,” approved, February twelve, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, and for which no deed has

yet been issued by the Governor.. Duty of school,

SEC. 2. It may be lawful for the school trustees of the be. trustees.

fore mentioned township, to select any lands not sold in the Gallatin saline reserve, sufficient to make up the sum of six hundred and forty acres, belonging to the said township under the act referred to, and when the said trustees shall have made such selection, they shall make out à report of their proceedings, and after having sworn to the same before some competent officer, they shall cause the same without delay to be filed in' the office of the Auditor of public accounts, for which patents shall also be issued by the Governor to the said

township for the same; Provided, That the lands authorized Proviso.
to be selected by this act, shall not consist of any part of the
reservation made under the act of one thousand eight hundred
and thirty-six, for the manufactory of salt at the Gallatin sa-
line, nor embrace the salt wells.

Approved, February 26, 1841.

An ACT to change the names of certain persons.

In force, Feb.

26. 1841. Sec. I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,' represented in the General Assembiy, That the name of Catha- Names of perrine Marshall, of the county of Morgan, be, and the same is sons changed. hereby changed to that of Catharine Van Wagener. The name of Adelia A. Scott, is hereby changed to that of Adelia A. Trumble.

Approved, February 26, 1841.

An ACT for the relief of the late Collector of Fulton county. In force. Ten

26, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Cannah Jones, late Taxes colleccollector in and for the county of Fulion, and State of Illinois, ted. is hereby authorized and empowered to collect all taxes and assessments remaining due, and unpaid on lands and town lots for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, in said county of Fulton.

SEC. 2. The said collector, in order to collect said taxes Lands may be and assessments, may sell, at the next regular time of selling sold. lands for taxes in and for said county of Fulton, all lands and town lots on which taxes remain due and unpaid for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine; Provided, Said sale shall be had, public notice of the time and place of sale, judgments obtained and in all respects conducted as now required by the laws of this State. This act to be in force from and after its passage.

Approved, February 26, 1841.

An ACT for the relief of Nathan Lowe and others.

In force, Feb.

26, 1841, Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the fine of twenty-five

Fine remitted. dollars imposed on Nathan Lowe, of Shelby county, at the October term of one thousand eight hundred and forty, of the circuit court, of the said county of Shelby, for firing the prairie, be, and the same is hereby remitted.

Sec. 2. That the fine adjudged against Peyton Brown of Fine remitted.

the county of Perry for the crime of firing prairies, be, and the same is hereby remitted.

Approved, February, 26, 1841.

in force, Feb.

An ACT for the benefit of the persons therein named. 27, 1841.

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

, represented in the General Assembly, That the board of comDuty of canal"? com’rs.

missioners of the Illinois and Michigan canal, be, and they are hereby authorized to settle with James W. Eagan, Joseph Otis Glover, and James W. Roberts, for work done by them on sections nuniber one hundred and sixty-three, (163) and one hundred and sixty-four, (164) of said canal; and to pay to them or their legal representatives, the full value of all such work, including the per centage, if any, retained by said commissioners in pursuance of the laws of this State relating to

the construction of said canal. Suit at plain- SEC. 2. That James W. Eagan, Joseph Otis Glover, and Tiff's cost. James W. Roberts, shall dismiss the suit commenced by them store in the La Salle circuit court, against the board of commis

sioners of the Illinois and Michigan canal, and shall pay all

costs by the State expended in said suit. Obstructions Sec. 3. The commissioners of the Illinois and Michigan to be removed canal are hereby authorized to cause any obstructions to be

removed from any of the canal lands, whether said obstructions be by dam or otherwise, is, in their opinion the interest of the State require the same to be done. 10

It's Approved, February 27, 1841.

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In force. Feb. An ACT for the relief of the creditors of the late William Wernwag. 27, 1841.

Sec. l. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Duty of co, represented in the General Assembly, That the county com. court.

missioners' court of Sangamon county are hereby authorized and required to order to be paid out of the treasury of said county to each of the creditors of the late William Wernwag, such sum as may be due him, her, or them, from the said Wernwag, upon the following conditions, to-wit: First. Each creditor of said Wernwag, who may wish to avail himself of the benefit of this act, shall institute a suit in the Sangamon circuit court against the county of Sangamon, and the process in such case shall be served on cach of the county commis. sioners of said county for the time being. Second. On the trial of each such case, the plaintiff shall prove the indebtedness of said Wernwag to him, her, or them, for work and labor done, or materials furnished, or both, or for, or about the building or contemplated building of the Sangamon bridge, Third. That such plaintiff be required to prove that he, she, or they, was induced to give credit for such indebtedness to the said Wernwag by the county commissioners' court of said Sangamon county, or by a majority of the members of said court.

Sec. 2. The members of the said county commissioners' Who may be court at the time being, and all persons who have been mem- wiinesses. bers of said court, shall be competent witnesses for either party, on the trials of all such cases; Provided, That noth- Proviso. ing herein shall be construed to exclude other competent witnesses.

SEC. 3. The same rules of proceedings shall be observed Judgments, on such trials as in other cases, and if the plaintiff shall re. how paid. cover judgment, the county commissioners shall order the pay. ment of the same as directed in the first section of this act.

SEC. 4. Said county commissioners are required to take Co. court to all proper steps for the making a full defence on the part of make defence. the county in all such trials.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

An ACT concerning the revenue in Bond county.

In force, Feb

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Sec. I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Dury represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be the duty com’rs. of the county commissioners of Bond county, and they are hereby required to pay over to the treasurer of the State of Illinois, the sum of seven hundred dollars, one half in six and the other half in twelve months from the passage of this act, which sum when paid shall be in full for the taxes due the State, from the said county, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine.

Sec. 2. The county commissioners of said county, are How paid. hereby authorized to pay the above sum out of the fund donated to said county by an act, entitled "An act to establish and maintain a general system of internal improvement,” any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, February 17, 1841.

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An ACT in relation to incorporated towns and cities in this State.

In force Feb.

23, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That so much of any Law repealed. law of this State incorporating any town or city in this State, which exempts any of the real or personal property situated in said town or city, from paying a county or State tax, be, and the same is hereby repealed. And hereafter all incorporated cities and towns in this State shall pay a State and county tax

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