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township for the same; Provided, That the lands authorized PTM*'"0-
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. I„ force ppj,.

26. \m.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, 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, Feb. 26, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the Slate of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Cannah Jones, late Taxes colleccollectorin and for the county of Fulton, 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»oldlands 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. jn force j.^

26, 1841.

Sec. L Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented inthe General Assembly, That the fineol twenty-five Fine rem-tte(1 dollars imposed on Nathan Lowe, of Shelby county, at the ineremme • 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. "Z. That the fine adjudged against Peyton Brown of Fine remitted. the county of Perry for the crime of firing prairies, be, ami the same is hereby remitted.

Approved, February, 26, 1841.

In force Feb ^n ACT 'or ,ne Denent of the persons therein named.

27, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the Stats of Illinois, n f . represented in the General Assembly, That the board of comromir° CaDa 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 number 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 iiff's cost. james W. Roberts, shall dismiss the suit commenced by them in the La Salle circuit court, against the board of commissioners 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 canai are hereby authorized to cause any obstructions to be removed from any of the canal lands, whether said obstructions be by dam or otherwise, if, in their opinion the interest of the State require the same to be done.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

In force Feb An ACT for the relief of the creditors of the late William Wernwag. 87, 1841.

Sec 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Duty of co. represented in the General Assembly, That the county corncourt, 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 each of the county commissioners 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.

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Sec. 2. The members of the said county commissioners' Who may b« court at the time being, and all persons who have been mem- witnesses, 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- l">w paid, cover judgment, the county commissioners shall order the payment 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 Gfmakedefence the county in all such trials.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

An ACT concerning the revenue in Bond county. ^l^Tsi^

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

represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be the dutycom'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.

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

r In force Feb.

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

on all the property, real and personal situated in such towni and cities; and also, that any part of said acts, which requires a property or tax qualification, either for the eligibility of the officers, or for the voters, he, and the same is hereby reProviso. pealed; Provided, That such towns and cities as shall or may be exempted from the payment of a county tax, in consideration of the support of the paupers therein, be, and they are hereby excepted from the operation of this act so far as the same effects county taxes.

Approved, February 23, 1841.

An ACT to prevent any assessment of damages in consequents!- of the Iocation of railroads where the land has not been actually used for the construction of said railroads.

33, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That so much of any act Part ofactre-or aclS( heretofore passed by the General Assembly of this 1 State, as authorizes any circuit court, or any justice of the

peace and appraisers to inquire into and assess "damages in favor of individuals or corporations, in consequence of the survey or location of any railroad or other road over the land of individuals or corporations, except where such land has actually been used, and the railroad or other roads constructed, be, and the same is hereby repealed. That the act, entitled "An act to amend the law in relation to change of venue," approved, February first, one thousand eight hundred and forty, be, and the same is hereby repealed. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

Approved, February 23, 1841.

An ACT to authorize James P. Morris to remove obstructions in Cnbok'a

Io force Feb. ereek25, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Obstructions r'/?resenied ?w ^e General Assembly, That James P. Morris, maybe remo- °' *ne cour>ty of St. Clair, is hereby authorized to remove ved. any drift wood or trees in or lying across the Cahokia cr^ek

from said Morris' mills to the mouth of said creek, when the same obviously obstructs the free passage of the water of said creek in its course to the Mississippi.

Approved, February 25, 1841.

An ACT to improve the navigation of the Kaskaskia river. , , _ .

re in force, Feb.

27 1841

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That James T. B. Stapp, Body politic. James Black, Robert T. Edmonson, Zela F. Watwood, Simeon Bishop, John P. Rigdon, James Hankins, Harvey Lee, Sr. and John Hayley, of Fayette count}"; Sidney Breese, John Scott, Fianklin Harvey, John M. Webster, and Zopher Case, of Clinton county; John D. Wood, John. Phillips, Charles Harryman, Z. H. Vernon, John White, and Cyrus Sawyer, of Washington county; Aaron Land, Wm. G. Brown, Ansley Fike, John Griffin, of St. Clair county; and S. Jones, Samuel Crawford, Jacob Feaman, Miles A. Gilbert, Robert Shannon, James O'Hara, George Ellis, Jr. Hipolite Menard, Sr., Peter Menard, and Nathaniel Pope, of Randolph county, and their successor.-!, shall be, and are hereby created a body politic and corporate by the name and style of "The Kaskaskia Nav:ga-Name& style tion Company," and by that name shall have power to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in all courts of law and Powers, equity, to purchase, take, enjoy, sell and alien lands, tenements, hereditaments, goods, chattels, rights, credits and effects, which may in anywise be connected with or conducive to the purposes for which the said corporation is established, to have a common seal, to ordain by-laws for their own government, not repugnant to the laws of this State, or the United States.

Sec. 2. The capital stock of said corporation may consist Capital stock, of fifty thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of twentyfive dollars each.

Sec. 3. It shall not be lawful for said corporation under Shall not loan any pretence whatever, to discount notes or bills, or to loan moneTmoney on interest, or to exercise any banking power. But shall have authority through the agency of its board of directors, to borrow any amount of money to carry into complete effect the object of this corporation.

Sec. 4. The business of this corporation shall be managed Management, by a board of directors consisting of five members, to be chosen by the above corporators at their first meeting. A majority of said corporators always constituting a quorum to do business, all vacancies to be filled by the board of directors from among the stockholders, when it is not convenient for the members of the corporation to convene; but in all cases by said members when in session.

Sec. 5. The directors, when so chosen, shall elect one of President and their own body president, and another treasurer, who shall betreasurerrequired to give bond in sufficient penalty and security for the faithful discharge of the duties imposed on him by the said board of directors.

Sec. 6. The board of directors shall have power to ap- Clerk to keep point a clerk to said board, who shall be required to keepbookBproper books of accounts, in which shall be registered all the

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