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An ACT to provide for the settlement nf the acoounts of the State House I" force, Feb.

Commissioners. y/,i04i.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Uutje8 0l trea. represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be the duty 6uier ot" the Treasurer of the State forthwith to take possession of all lumber, lime, sand, stone, brick and all other materials, of every kind and description had, obtained or procured by the State house commissioners, for and on account of the State, to be used in and about the State house, and not heretofore applied to the object for which they were obtained. ',

Sec. '2. That the said tr easurer shall thereafter without millenui8 delay make out a schedule thereof, describing with reasonable certainty the property so received by him as to quantity, quality and value, and receipt therelor to the State house commissioners. Persons leftiB

Sec. 3. That any person or persons, who may have in his, iu& tu deliver her or their possession any of the property aforesaid, and propwiy io shall convert the same to his,her or their use, or shall neglect, l'eusuu:r fail or refuse to deliver the same to the treasurer on application, shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof slmll be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, and imprisoned in the county jail for any term not exceeding six months.

Sue. 4. That the State house commissioners shall file in the Com'rs. io file Auditor's office all books, papers, maps, charts, and vouchers,WIlU AuiIlL"r

, . . ., . ai r -l j books, vouch

appertaining to their omce as commissioners aloresaid, and ers ^ the Auditor assisted by the Treasurer and Secretary of State, and advised by the Attorney General on all legal questions . that may arise, shall settle with said commissioners, and ad• wi n Cumir9, just their accounts of and concerning all monies, that they or either of them I ave drawn or expended in and about the Slate house. In the said settlement it shall be the duty of the Auditor as aforesaid, to charge the said commissioners for all monies they or either of them have received, checked for or drawn from the treasury or elsewhere, for State house purposes, and to give them credit lor all monies they have bona fide paid out lor State house purposes in pursuance of law; also for all salary and eomp nsation allowed to them by law.

Sec. 5. For the purpose of enabling the Auditor, Treasuier witnesses and Secretary of State to perform their duties under this act, maj be called they shall be authorized to cause witnesses to come before them, and to swear and examine them, touching any item or charge that may be found in, or among the papers, books, or vouchers of the said commissioners, and any person who shall on such examination, wilfully and corruptly swear falsely shall bo. adjudged guilty [ofj perjury.

Sec. 0. All acts and parts of acts, which appoint or au-Acta repealed thorizc the appointment of Archibald Job, A. G. Henry, or any other person or persons commissioners to superintend the

erection of public buildings, be, and the same are hereby repealed. Appropriate ^EC. ?• That the sum of seven thousand dollars be, and the same is herooy appropriated towards tnc completion oi the State hoj3e, to be expended under the superintendence ol the Treasurer and Secretary of State.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

An ACT requiring the Secretary ot State and State Treasurer to take In force Feb. charge ol the public buildings, and for other purposes.

26, 1841

Mficers take charge

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

Officers l0 represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be the

ofbuildings. auty ot tlie Secretary ol State and Treasurer to take oharge

of and safely preserve from waste, the houses, lots, grounds,

and appurtenances, situated within the city of Springfield

and belonging to the State of Illinois, they shall also saiely

preserve furniture appertaining to the State house.

Sec, 2. They, the said Secretary of Slate and Treasurer,

ro TMpe«n-shall superintend the further completion of the Stata house tend couiule- . . ., • 'n r , . ,

lion. in manner lollowing, viz: Ihe materials procured tor the

finish and embellishment of the Stale house, they shall in part use for that purpose, other parts thereof, to consist of articles tuat m.iy he sold to good advantage, they shall sell and dispose of, and with the monies derived from such sale cause the work on the State house to be prosecuted in the manner winch to them shall seem most conducive of the public interest. The buildings on the public grounds inSpringtield not required for public use, together with all tools, implcBuildings, &cments and machinery procured lor State house purposes, and may be sold. noi „ow required for the purposes aforesaid, the said Secretary ot State and Treasurer shall sell and dispose ol on such terms as they shall think just and proper, and tor tn j benefit of the State; the monies received upon such sales they shall apply to the finishing of the State house as aforesaid. Quarterly re- Shu. 3. It shall be the duly of the Secretary ol State and port. Treasurer to report to the Auditor quarterly, all their acts

and doings in the premises, in which they shall exhibit the receipts and expenditures tor the purposes aforesaid, which reports shall be accompanied by the receipts or vouchers for all expenditures made as aforesaid.

Approved, February 26, 1811.

An ACT to legalize the assessment of taxable property in the northern di. . virion of Jefferson county for the year 1840.

In lorce Jan.

Whereas, the county commissioners'court of Jefferson coun

Preomble. ty, at its March term, A. D. one thousand eight hundred

and forty, did appoint one William Redman to the office thereof made by the first Monday of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty.

Sec. 8. That the collector of taxes in Winnebago county for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty, shall Collector alhave an extension of time for making a final and annual set-lowed further tlement with the county commissioners' court of said county,tlme and for paying into the State treasury the money by him collected for the use of the State, until the first day of September, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one.

Approved, January 7, 1841.

An ACT to provide for the collection of taxes for the year one thousand

eight hundred and thirty-nine, in (~:as9 county. In force Feb.

18,1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinoi', represented in the General Assembly, That the circuit court of circuit court Cass county shall at the next term thereof give judgment in of Cass counbehalf of the State for taxes due upon lands situated in said fy, give county for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty- gainst "bonds mine, upon the collector of said county giving the notice and for taxes due making the report required by law; said court is authorizedfor l839 •to act in the premises as it might have done if the notice had been given and report made at the first term thereof in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty, and all judgments and sales made under the provisions of this act shall stand in all respects as though the proceedings had been had at the time heretofore required by law.

Sec. 2. The collector of Cass county, for the year one Further time thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, is allowed until thir-n,,(,we(1 co1" ty days after the next term of the circuit court of said county tiewith State to pay into the State and county treasury the taxes uncollected upon lands in said county.

Sec. 3. The name of Hambleton in "An act to amend nn Name o{ act to incorporate the Hambleton primary school," approved, "llumbleton" January seventh, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one chaIiged whenever the same occurs, is hereby changed to Hamilton. .

Sec. 4. All acts of Lemon Plaster, as sheriff of Cass °fCass declacounty, shall be good and valid, and the Governor is hereby red legal authorized to commission him as such: Provided, He shall Gov. to compay over all monies due for taxes to the treasurer of State ""9sion nim and county, according to the provisions of this act. Proviso.

Approved, February 18, 1841.

An ACT to enable the trustees of Juliet to levy a tax and pay liabilities

against said town. In force Feb*

17, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,. represented in the General Assembly, That the trustees of the .'>

town of Juli"*, Will county, are authorized to collect the tax

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Trustees to levied for the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and col(e«t taxes forty, by placing the list or assessment roll in the hands of a .m constable who may collect the tax as on execution, and in case

the tax so levied in one thousand eight hundred and forty, and collected in one thousand eight hundred and forty-one is not suthcient to pay all debts and liabilities against said town, Ad it'na tax foea the said trustees may levy another tax, and collect as aforesaid, in one thousand eight hundred and (brty-one, an amount suthcient, and no more, to pay all such liabilities Proviso. against said town: Provided, The tax levied shall he on all taxable property, and not exceed one-fourth of one percent. Sec. 2. The trustees aforesaid, shall, as soon as the money is collected, audit and pay all outstanding debts against the Trustees to g^ towrl) preserving the vouchers of such debts amongst the books and papers belonging to the town as a former corporation.

Sec 3. The trustees shall, by the first day of May, one

.thousand eight hundred and forty-one, make out an accurate Statement of • , , . . ». -.' „ ,.

acts of trus- statement irom the beginning ot the corporation, ol all motees to be pub- ney received and paid out, how paid, and the amount paid lfshed fo1. each item, and when the same shall be so made out, they

shall publish the account thereof for at least one week in the Juliet Courier.

Approved, February 17, 1841.

An ACT to authorize the county commissioners of Rock Island and SteIn ibice, Feb. phenson counties to collect the taxes of 1839. .

18,1841. ,

Sec 1. Be it enacted by the People, of the State of IllinoisT. represented in the General Assembly, That the county commissioners of the county of Rock Island, be, and they are County cdm-hgrghy authorized and empowered to collect the taxes due lecf rtaxesC°oiia sai^ county for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, 1839 (1839:) and that the county commissioners of Stephenson

Com'rsof Ste-count> are a'so hereby authorized and empowered to collect phenson Co. the tax due in said county for the year eighteen hundred and

ti i839Cttax' thirtrninei (i«3y.)

Approved, February 18, 1841.

In force Feb. An ACT for the collection of the taxes of Henderson county.

20, 1841.

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

represented m the General Assembly, That the collector of

Warren county is hereby authorized and required to collect

Collector of the taxes due and unpaid for the year one thousand eight

Warren to hundred and forty, from all persons residing in the coun

l840CintaHen-ty of Henderson, heretofore a part of Warren county,

derson Co. in the same manner as though said county of Warren had

. not been divided, and make returns to the clerk of the circuit court of Warren county, of all real estate on which Returns made taxes may remain due and unpaid, in the same manner to clerk Waras now required by law, and to do all other things necessary ren county to be performed under the laws in relation to the public revenue, to insure the collection of the same.

Approved, February 20, 1841.

An ACT concerning the taxes of Greene and Jersey counties.

In force, Feb.

Sec. 1. Ee it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 2G> 1841. represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be the duty ol the county commissioners of Greene and Jersey counties, Counties of and they are hereby required to pay over to the Treasurer of Greene and the State of Illinois the sum of three thousand dollars, which f*TM^°,^ sum when paid over, shall be in full for the taxes due the sury State from said counties for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine.

Sec. 2. The above sum shall be paid in the following manner, to-wit: The county of Greene shall pay two thou- Payments sand and eight dollars, and the county of Jersey shall pay bow made eight [nine] hundred and ninety-two dollars, by the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two.

Sec. 3. The county commissioners of Greene and Jersey counties are hereby authorized to pay the above sums out May be paid

of the internal improvement fund which was donated to said °",' ?' in,er" r .... ... nal improve

counties by an act entitled "An act to establish and maintain mem fund

a general system of internal improvement," any law to the

contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, February 26, 1S41.

An ACT to legalize the assessment of taxes in the county of Jo Daviess,

for the year 1839. - , „ .

-1 In force, Feb.

27 1841

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

represented in the General Assembly, That the assessment of taxes in the county of Jo Daviess lor the year one thousand ^eckfrellllegaJ eight hundred and thirty-nine by the county commissioners thereof, is hereby made legal and valid, and that said commissioners have hereby full power to collect the same.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

An ACT for the sale of certain lots therein named. [n force Feb.

26, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of thz State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Ambrose S. Steele, upon filing a bond with the judge of probate of Fultcn county, with good and sufficient securities to be approved by said court, in the sum of fifty thousand dollars for the faith

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