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An ACT to locate and change certain State roads.

In force, Feb.

27, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the. General Assembly, That Zopher Case, E. Com'rg, to reA. Haydon, and James Burnsides, all of the county of Clinton, loc

", from Carlyle be, and they are hereby appointed conimissioners to view, tó Vandalia. survey, and relocate a part of the State road from Carlyle, in Clinton county, to Vandalia, viz: To commence at the south east corner of P. J. Holcomb's farm, from thence running south on the section line to Martin's ferry; from thence south to Lévi Martin's, and from thence to intersect the old road at the Place of meetmost convenient point between there and the prairie; commis-ing. sioners to meet at Carlyle.

SEC. 2. That John Sample, Samuel Prooser, and William From JackJackson, of Morgan county, be, and they are hereby appoin-sonville to the

auvaisterre ted commissioners to view, survey and locate a State road com creek. mencing at a point in the original plat of the town of Jacksonville, where Court street terminates, and continuing east on the same line with Court street forty feet in width until the same reaches a point directly south of Phillips' bridge on the Place of meetMauvaisterre creek, and from thence north to said bridge; ing. commissioners to meet at Jacksonville.

Sec. 3. That a portion of the State road leading from From PalesPalestine to Vandalia, be altered and relocated, viz: Begin- tine i ning at the west end of Grand Prairie street, in Palestine, thence due west about one hundred rods, thence a north-west direction to the south-east corner of the north-east quarter of section number thirty-three, township seven north, range eleven west, one half mile, intersecting the road as at present located, and the county commissioners' court of Crawford county shall cause said road to be opened and kept in repair as other State roads are required to bc, and that part of said road from Palestine to the place where the re-located portion strikes the said road, be, and the same is hereby vacated. The county surveyor shall run the same out, and return a plat thereof for record.

SEC. 4. That John White, Daniel Pike, and Isaac Hill, of From JackMorgan county, be, and they are hereby appointed commissonville, to

18; Griggsville. sioners to view, survey, and re-locate a part of the State road from Jacksonville, through Oxville, Phillips' ferry to Griggsville, viz: Commencing at James Morrison's, near Oxville, thence to Phillips' ferry; also, to re-locate a part of the State road, running from Winchester, through Bloomfield, to Na- Place of ples, viz: To commence at James Morrison's, thence to Na ing. ples; commissioners to meet'at said Morrison's. SEC. 5. That Robert Smith, of Livingston county, and From Oli

Grove to PeoJacob Shaw and Silas B. Curtis, of McLean county, be, and ria. they are hereby appointed commissioners to view, survey and locate a State road, viz: Commencing at or near Oliver's Grove, in Livingston county, thence to Indian Groye, in said county, thence to the town of Pleasant Hill, in McLean county, thence to the town of Lexington, in said county,

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Sec. 6. That an act, cntitled “An act to locate a State ville to Chica- road from Shelbyville, in Shelby county, by way of l'rbana,

in Champaign county to Chicago," approved, February seventh, one thousand eight hundred and thirty.seven, be, and the same is hereby revived, and that William Purvis of Shelby county, and William Rock and Noah Bixler, of Chempaign county, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, to carry out the provisions of the act above referred to, in all

respects, to terminate said location at the Sugar Grove, at the Place of meet-north.cast corner of Champaign county; con missioners to ing. meet at such point as may be ingrerd upon. From Jones. Sec. 7. That Samuel Ilunsacker, George Hunsacker, and b ro' to Run- William C. Whitlock, of the county of Union, be, and they ning Lake.

e. are hereby appointed commissioners to vicw, survey and re

locate so much of the Willard's ferry State road as lies between Joncsboro' and Henry Cruse's will.racc, and so much thereof as lics between Caleb Trusc's house and the Running Lake; said commissioners shall state in their report to the commissioners' court of Union county, whether in their opinion the re location will make the road shorter.and better, and if, in their opinion, the same will be shorter and beiter, the commissioners' court shall lig an order or record declare the said re-location a public Slate road, and shall cause the same to be opened and kept in rcpair, and all such parts of the present road as shall be left out in such relocation, shall be vacated

whenever the relocated parts thereof shall be opened. From Hillsbo. Sec. 8. The commissioners appointed at the last session of ro' to Shelby- the General Assembly to locate and establish a State road ville.

from Hillsboro' to Shelbyville, via Audubon, having failed and neglected to perform their duty in locating said road, Phillip Curluc and Thom:is Gray, of Montgomery county, and John Tacket, of Shelby county, be, and they are hereby appointed

commissioners to view, survey and locate said road and carry Place of meet out the provisions of said act, making Audubon and Craddock's ing.

mill, points in locating the same; commissioners to meet at

Hillsboro'. From Decatur Sec. 9. Tliat Joseph Spangler, Elisha Query, and Henry to Sidney. Yorger of

, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to view, survey, and re-locate a part of the State road fruin Decatur to Sidney, viz: So much of said road as lies between where said road crossus the section line north-east of Guy Helm, running west from thence until it passes said farm of Guy Pelm, from thence on the nearest and

best route to Decatur, doing as little damage to improved lards Place of meet- as practicable; commissioners to meet at such point as may

be agreed upon.

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D. Moore, of Macoupin county, are hereby appointed com. From Carlin. missioners to view, survey, and relocate a part of the State ville to Hills

рагч от с се bоrо! road from Carlinville to Hillsboro', viz: To commence and leave the present road at the top of the hill east of the bridge across Macoupin crcek, and thence run on a line as near as possible to the norih corner of Honey crcek meeting house lot, thence due east until it intersects the old road ncar the north-west

Place of meetcorner of Thomas Carr's farm: commissioners to meet at such in

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Sec. 11. That Jacob Jalerry and Charles Hutchinson, of From MoHamilton county, and David Kinsaul of Gallatin county, be, Leansboro to

. Bear creek and they are hereby appointed commissioners to view survey bridge and locate a State ro:id from McLeansboro', in Hamilton county, to Bcar crcek bridge, and the road fron) said bridge to Shawnectown, as now located and established, is hereby dc- par clared a State road four rods wide; said commissioners to ing. mect at McLeansboro'.

Sec. 12. That L. E. Courtright, J. K. Hodge and James in Kelly, of Coles county, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to vicw, survey and re locato so nuch of the State road in said county as lies between the house of J. K. Hodge, and one half mile casi of L. E. Courtright. on the most eligible ground for a permanent road: Provided, The said L. Proviso. E. Courtright will be at the expense of said new survey and location, a plat of the same to be returned to commissioners' court of Coles county, to be recorded and filed.

SEC. 13. That the county road leading from the town of From Le Roy Le Roy, in the county of McLean, to the town of Lexington, to Lexington. in said county, be, and the same is hereby declared a State road four rods wide.

SEC. 14. That Eli Barnes, John Easterbrook, and Jesse C. From Ottawa Kellogg, be, and they are hereby appointed to view, survey and 'o stat locate a State road from Ottawa in La Salle county, thence northerly through Saminack timber, Sugar Grove, to Sycamore, the county seat of De Kalb county, thence by Genoa post-office, to Belvidere, the county seat of Boone county, thence to the State line in a direction to Madison, the seat of pe Government of Wisconsin Territory; commissioners to meeting. at Ottawa.

Src. 15. That Martin Gillet, be, and he is hereby author- Kaokaakia ized and permitted to make an alieration in the roads at or road ultered near his house, viz: To alter and re-locate the Kaskaskia road west of his house so as to intersect the Carlyle road at or near the north-west corner of his house, making a gradual and neat curve in the road so altered west of his house, and on opening and putting the new located road in good order, the Kaskaskia road from the curve west of the house to the present iatersection with the Carlyle road at or near Neal Ellot's shall be annulled and vacated, said Gillet shall cause the same to be surveyed, platted, and returned to the commissioners' court of the county to be recorded and filed.

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1777 From Decatur Sec. 16. That Jacob Wydick, William Wardal, Jr., and

oup. Elisha Freeman, be, and they are hereby appointed commispoint.

sioners to view, survey, and locate a State road commencing at Decatur, in Macon county, thence to Mount Auburn, in

Christian county, thence to Macoupin Point, and to intersect Place of meet- the Springfield and Alton road, at or near said point; com

missioners to meet at Decatur. From Mt.Ver. Sec. 17. That Nathan Clampet, James Bowdiere, of non ... to Jefferson county, and John Mayfield, of Jackson county, be, Brownsville. and they are hereby appointed commissioners, to view, survey,

and locate a State road from Mount Vernon, in Jefferson county, to Brownsville, in Jackson county, said road to be located on the old county road from Mount Vernon to where said road runs in the Horse prairie, thence to Kirkpatrick's

bridge across Little Muddy river, and from thence the nearest Place of meet- and nost eligible route to Brownsville; commissioners to meet ing.

at Mount Vernon. From Geneva Sọc. 18. That Wallace Hotchkiss, Lyman German, and to Warren- Simeon McKinley, all of Kane county, be, and they are hereville.

by appointed commissioners to view, survey and locate a State road from Geneva, the county seat of Kane county, to Warrenville, in Du Page county; commissioners to meet at Ge

neva. From Lima to Sec. 19. That Levi Williams, Eli D. Walker, and T. E. Nauvoo.

Fox, of Hancock county, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to view, survey, and locate a State road from Lima, in Adams county, to Green Plains post-office, and from thence to Nauvoo, in Hancock county; and also, a State road from said Green Plains post-office, to the town of Warsaw, in

said county of Ilancock; commissioners to meet at Warsaw. From Fayette Sec. 20. That Harvey Lee, Sen., and Thomas Cooper, of 10 Maysville. Fayette county, and William Aldridge, of Clay county, be,

and they are hereby appointed commissioners to view, survey, and locate a State road from a suitable point on the road lead. ing to Maysville on or liear the Four mile prairie, thence to the south line of section eleven, township six north, in range three, ,east of the third principal meridian, thence the nearest and best way to Louisville, in Clay county; commissioners to meet

at John Haley.'s in Fayette county. Com’rs. sworn Sec. 21. The commissioners appointed to locate, re-locate

and establish the several roads and parts of roads in this act named, shall, previous to entering upon the discharge of the duties assigned them, be sworn before some judge or justice of the peace of the State, faithfully and impartially to perform the duties required of them by this act, and they shall en. deavor to locate said roads from point to point given, on the nearest and most eligible route for permanent roads, doing as little damage to private property as the nature of the case

will permit, keeping in view the public good. Reports to be SEC. 22. Said commissioners shall make out a report and filed. . plat of the roads so by them established, and return the same

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to the county commissioners' court of that part lying and being in each county, giving the courses and distances, which shall be recorded and filed. All the roads and parts of roads authorized by this act, shall be four rods wide, unless otherwise stated.

SEC. 23. The compensation to commissioners shall be one Componeadollar and fifty cents per day, surveyors two dollars, chain and tip

" and others. axe-men seventy-five cents for each and every day necessarily employed in the discharge of the duties herein required, to be paid out of the county treasuries upon the order of the county commissioners' courts respectively, apportioning the whole amount to the extent and distance of road in the counties.'

Sec. 24. The commissioners herein appointed shall com- Time of locamence and attend to the duties enjoined so soon as practicable tion of roads. after the passage of this act, and shall complete the same previous to the first Monday of September next.

Sec. 25. The county coiinissioners' courts of the several Roads to be counties interested, shall cause the roads herein established to kept in repair be opened, worked anú kept in repair as far as the labor tax and finances will permit.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

An ACT to amend 6:An act authorizing the county commissioners' court to construct certain roads in Greene county.”

In force Feb.

27, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the county com- Com’rs. to remissioners of Greene county may, if in their opinion the pub- view roads. lic good requires it, appoint three suitable persons, as commissioners to review and relocate so much of the roads leading from White Hall and Carrollton, to Newport, on the Illinois river, as runs on the land of Stephen W. Spencer: Provided, Proviso. That no change shall take place in said roads until the said Spencer shall at his own expense, make all that part of said road, so changed, and until the same is accepted by the county commissioners of said county. Sec. 2. If the said commissioners shall report against such .

nses. change, the said Spencer shall pay all the expense of said how paid'. review.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

An ACT to establish a State road, from York, in Clark county, to Waterton, in Clay county.

In force, Feb. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 21,1 represented in the General Assembly, That J. B. Richardson, of the county of Clark, Joseph Picquet and Benjamin Eaton, of Com’rs to lo. the county of Jasper, be and they are hereby declared com- cate road. missioners to view, mark and locate a State road, beginning at

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