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Sec. 36. This act to be published immediately after its passage in the paper of the public printer.

Approved by the Council, February 20, 1841.

An ACT to provide for the appointment of another Commissioner to reIn force, Feb.

view certain State roads. 24, 1841.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That Hall Syms be added Additional to the list of commissioners to review certain State roads, runcominissioner ning out of the south and west side of the town of Paris, in appointed to the county of Edoar as

to the county of Edgar, as authorized in a previous act of the preview roads.

sent Legislature. This act to be in force from and after its passage.

Approved, February 21, 1841.

An ACT to locate a State road from Urbana, in Champaign couniy, by way In force, May

of North Bend, to Marion, in De Witt county. 1, 1841.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That Wilson Lewis, of Com’rs to lo-Champaign county, William Wright, of Piatt county, and cate road. Hiram Chapin, of De Witt county, be and they are hereby ap

pointed commissioners to view, survey, mark and locate a
State road from Urbana, in Champaign county, by way of
North Bend post office, in Piatt county, to Marion, in De
Witt county.

Sec. 2. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall ime & place meet at Urbana, in Champaign county, on the first Monday in of meeting

May next, or as soon as practicable thereafter; and, after being duly sworn before some justice of the peace of said county, shall employ a surveyor and other hands they may find necessary, and proceed to survey and locate said load, on the nearest and best ground, from point to point, having due regardio private property.

Sec. 3. The said commissioners, so soon as they shall have Plat filed.

completed said view, shall make out a plat of said road, with the courses and distances from point to point; which plat, when so made, shall be certified by said commissioners, and a copy thereof filed in the office of the clerk of the county commissioners' court in each county through which said road may run; and the county commissioners shall then cause so much

of said road, as lies within their respective counties, to be Width of road opened three poles wide, and be kept in repair as other pub

lic highways are.

SEC. 4. The said commissioners shall make out and present Certificate or to the county commissioners' court of each county through which time & hands. such road may pass, a certified copy of the time and hands

necessarily employed in each county; and thereupon it shall be the duty of said courts to make a compensation for the sums severally due, allowing to each commissioner one collar and fifty cenis per day, and to the surveyor two dollars per day, and all other hands one dollar per day; to be paid out of Compensa t'n. the county treasuries of each county, according to the time employed therein, in making such view, survey and location.

Sec. 5 This act to take effect and be in force from and after the first day of May next.

Approved, February 26, 1841.

An ACT to locate a State road in Fulton coun:y.

In force Feb.

26, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That John M'Can, James Combs and Jonas Ranwalt, of Fulion county, be and they are Com’rg to lohereby appointed commissioners to view, mark and locate a cate road. State road from Ulica to Richard Tompkins' ware house, near the mouth of Copperas creek, on the Illinois river, on fractional south-east quarter of section twenty-four, township six north, range five east.

Sec. 2. The said commissioners shall meet in the town of m e Utica, on the first Monday in March next, or some day there- of meeting. after; and, after being duly sworn by some justice of the peace well and truly to perform the duties above required, shall proceed to survey, mark and locate said road, five rods wide, as required by this act.

Sec. 3. The said road, when laid out as aforesaid, shall be Road to be. deemed and considered a State road; and the county commis- opened and sioners' court shall cause it to be opened and kept in repair as acp other State roads are.

Sec. 4. The commissioners appointed under the provisions of this act, shall receive a just and fair compensation for the time they are necessarily employed; and they are hereby authorized and empowered to employ a surveyor and chain-carriers, who shall receive a fair compensation for their services, to be paid out of the county treasury.

SEC. 5. This act to be in force and take effect from and after its passage.

Approved, February 26, 1841.

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An ACT to locate a State road.

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

26, 1841.

26, 1 represented in the General Assembly, That the road lately laid out and located in Cook county, by John Frink, Lyman But- Com’rs to loterfield and Richard J. Hamilton, extending from the western cate road. limits of Chicago to the Sand Ridge, in the direction of the Des Plaines river, and k' own as the turnpike from Chicago to the Sand Ridge, be a State road.

Sec. 2. In considcration that the said road has been con

structed, at a hcavy cxpense, by the munificence of the citi. Co. com’rs of zens of the city of Chicago, it shall be the duty of the county Cook county commissioners' court of Cook county, at the March term of 10. appropri said court, annual s', to make such appropriation, out of the ate moneys to keep road in county trcasury of said county, as will be sufficient to keep perfect order. said road in good and perfect order; anu that the said appro

priation shall be expended under the direction of such person
as the said court may appoint and direct.
Sec. 3. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

Approved, February 26, 1841.

In force Feb.

An ACT for a State road therein mentioned. 27, 1841.

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

reprisented in the General Assembly, That the Governor be and Governor to he is hereby authorized to receive from the State Bank of Illireceive bonds nois one hundied thousand dollars. in bonds, issued by the aufrom bank & therity of this State, in discharge of its bond given in eighteen destroy them.

e hundred and thirty-six, for the redemption of the Wiggins loan.

Sec. 2. That the Governor is hereby authorized and required, after receiving the bonds, under the provisions of this act, to publicly burn or otherwise destroy the same, in the

presence of the Auditor, Secretary of State, and the TreasuDuty of Audi- l'er; and the proper accounting officer shall, upon his books, tor.

enter a record of the transaction.

Sec. 3. That Jacob Talkington, George Waller and Henry Com’rs to re-Teeple, of Morgan county, be and they are hereby appointed

commissioners to view, survey and relocate a part of the State road, leading from Hillsborough to Jacksonville, viz: To commence at a suitable point, cast of Waverly, in said county of Morgan; thence to and through said town, passing on the south side of the public square; thence, to intersect the present

road, at or near the steam-mill, west of said town. A report, Report of plat with a survey and plat, shall be returned to the commissionto be recorded ers' court of said county, to be recorded and filed; the expense

to be paid by the county, upon the order of the commissioners' court.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

locate road.

In force, Feb.

An ACT concerning a State road in Jefferson county. 27, 1841.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That so much of the Road changed po anced public road leading from Mt. Vernon, in Jefferson county, to

Brownsville, in Jackson county, as runs across the north east quảrter of the south-east quarter of section thirty-one, in town. ship two south, range threc east of the third prircipal meridian,

be and the same is hereby changed, so as to run direct to the Location. soutli-cast corner of said forty acre tract; thence wcst, on a line with said forty acre tract, until it intersects the road, as at present laid out and travelled; and the old road, as hereby changed, is vacated: Provided, That such change shall Proviso. not be made until the consent of the county commissioners' court of said county shall be first had: And provided further, Fureber That said court may give its consent thereto without petition viso. being presented therefor, as is required in other cases, if they shall deem such change right and proper.

Approved, February 27, 1841. *

An ACT concerning the Great Western Mail Route.

In force, Feb.

27, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be lawful for the scveral counties through which the Great Western Mail

Western Mail Counties may

an erect tollgates Route has been finished, in part, and through which, by the pro- and demand visions of an act, entitled “An act to establish and maintain a tolls. general system of internal improvements,” it is to be constructed, to take under their control and superintendence, that portion of the said road lying within said counties, respectively; and they shall also have power, and the county commissioners' courts of said counties, respectively, are hereby authorized to erect and have kept toll gates, in any part of said road in their respective counties, and establish such reasonable rates of toll thereon, as, in their opinion, will protect and keep in repair such portions of the said road as are, in whole or ir. part, finished, and supply means for the further prosecution of the said road: Provided, The said rates shall not be burthensome or Proviso. oppressive to the people.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the said county commissioners' courts, respectively, to use any timber or stone already Lumber and furnished by the State, for the further prosecution of said road, stone may be or for the finishing of any culveris or bridges which are unfinished, in part or in whole, by the State; and it shall be the When State duty of the said county commissioners' courts, respectively, shall demand when the State or the agents of lhe State demand à surrender

nda: road, to be

given up. of the control and superintendence hereby granted, forth with to yield up the same, and relinquish all powers, rights and privileges hereby acquired or intended to be conferred upon the said counties, respectively: Provided, That the agents of Proviso. the State shall pay into the county treasury the amount that may have been expended on the said roads, in each of the said counties, respectively, and which shall not have been fully reimbursed by tolls, with six per cent. interest.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the countv commissioners' courts, in each of the counties, respectively, through which Account of said road is to be made, to keep a correct account of all ex. expo penditures, and of all moneys received, from tolls or other

the Turther prosecution 01 Suld road, used.

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wise, in a suitable book or books, to be provided for that purpose, and which shall be open, at all times, for the examination of the agents of the State.

Sec. 4. I'he said courts, in the said counties, respectively, Courts may are hereby authorized to appropriate any amount of moneys appropriate belonging to their respective counties that they may deem promoney for compierion or per, towards the completion of said road, and to reimburse the road. same to said counties, respectively, with ten per cent. interest,

per annum, thereon, out of moneys which may be collected for tolls on said road.

Sec. 5. This act shall not be construed so as to allow the Citizens shall citizens of the several counties any advantage over other trapay toll. vellers, in case toll gates should be put up; but they shall pay the same toll as other persons.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

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In force, Feb.

An ACT to locate a State road therein named. 27, 1841.

Sec. l. Be il enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Luther Birge, of

1. Fulton county, Thomas Hurff and Daniel Belcher, of Peoria cate road. county, be and the same are hereby appointed commissioners

to view, survey and locate a State road, from Farmington, in Fulton county, to Charleston, in Peoria county, crossing the West Branch of Kickapoo creek, at the public bridge, on and near the north-east corner of section eighteen, township nine north, range five east of the fourth principal meridian.

Sec. 2. The said commissioners, or a majority of them, Time & place

shall meet at Farmington, on the first Monday in April next, of meeting. or some day thereafter, which they shall agree upon; and, af.

ter being duly sworn, before some justice of the peace, faithsully to discharge their duties, agreeably to the provisions of this act, shall proceed to view, survey and locate said road, on

the nearest and most eligible ground, from point to point, ha. Report of ving due regard to private property; and shall make return to road. the county commissioners' courts nf the several counties through

which the same shall pass; which return shall be entered of record, and filed in the clerk's office; and said road shall be a public and State road, and opened and kept in repair as other public roads.

Sec. 3. Said commissioners shall receive such compensaCompensa- tion for their services as the commissioners' courts of the seve

ral counties, through which said road shall pass, shall deem just and reasonable, to be paid out of the several county treasuries.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

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