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field, for the purpose of locating the tirnout depot, &c., of the Northern Cross railroad on the same. And whereas, by a change made in said turnout by the principal engineer since the donation of said lots, it becomes necessary to make the said location on lot number eight, in block eight; lots number eight and nine, in block five, and lots number ninc, ten, eleven and twelve, in block two, in said addition to Springfield, instead of the lots formerly donated, which are now of no use to the State since the said change in the road. And whereas, it is expedient that the Siale obtain the last mentioned lots by surrendering back the former: Therefore, Sec. 1. Be it enacted ly the People of the Stute of Illinois, convey to I.

Ily the Peonle of the State of Minnie Auditor to represented in the General Assembly, That the Auditor of Pub. Whiiney cerdic Accounts, be, and ne is hereby authorized and required to tuin lots convey to Jonas Whitney, lots number nine, ten, eleven and twelve, in block number ei iht, so soon as s:.id Whitney shall convey to the State of Illinois, lot number eight, in block eight, lots number eight and nine in block five, and lots num-J. Whitney to ber nine, ion, cleven and twelve in block two, all in Whits

Stare certain ncy's addition to the town of Springfield, to be used by suid lots State for the said turnout depot on the Northern Cross rail. road. This act to be in force from and after its passage.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

An act to repeal an act therein mentioned.

In force, Feb

27, 1841. Src. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That an act to author. Acts repealed ize Benjamin McRay and others to lay off additional lots in the town of Stephenson, in Rock Island county, approved, February sixth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, be and the same is hereby repealed.

- Approved, February 27, 1811.

An ACT changing a town plat therein named.

In force Feb.

17, 1841. SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Josiah Riindle, of Madison county, Illinois, is hcreby authorized and cmpowered so to alter and chinge the recorded plat of the Part of plat, Salu addition to the town of Upper Alton, in Midizon coun..

"ton changed ty, Illinois, as' to make the tots in block numbered forty. six and the east half of block numbered twenty-two, front north and south, to-wit: on Amelia and Powhattan streets, , instead of fronting east and west, as by the said recorded plat said lots now do.";

SEC. 2. The said Josiah Randle shall, within three months Plat of lots to

from and after the passage of this act, procure a survey of be recorded the blocks and lots above specified, to be made by the coun

ty surveyor of Madison county, Illinois, and execute a plat thereof, and have the same duly recorded, pursuant to the provisions of the laws of the State concerning town .plats: Provided, however, That this act shall not be construed so as to prejudice the rights of other persons, proprietors of said town, or any lots thereof.

Approved, February 17, 1841.

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In force, Feb.

An ACT to vacate town plats. · 19, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the Generul Assembly, That any person or per

sons, bodies politic or corporate, who have laid out or may How plats

hereafter lay out any lands into town lots, streets and alleys, may be vaca- and who are the proprietors thereof, are hereby authorized

to vacate said town by an instrument in writing declaratory of such intention, to be signed, sealed and acknowledged, as decds are, which said instrument shall be recorded in the recorder's office of the county in which the town it situate.' :

Sec. 2. That in all cases where town lots have been sold or otherwise disposed of, thc proprietors may unite in such written instrument, and by conforming to the requisitions of

the first section of this act, may vacate such town plat, or Proviso

any part thereof: Provided, Such vacating does not abridge or destroy the privileges and immunities of other proprietors.

Sec. 3. When any town, part of town, or any addition

tl.ereto, shall be vacated as aforesaid, the proprietors of lots Further pro- may enclose the sticets, alleys and public grounds adjoining viso. thereto in equal proportions: Provided, Such enclosure does

not affect or abridge the rights of other proprietors. This act ex- C A

Sec. 4. The provisions of this act shall extend to county

The provision ty conu’rs and commissioners and all other proprietors of towns, or parts of proprietors of towns, or additions thereto. This act to take effect and be in force froin and after its passage.

Approved, February 19, 1841.

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om An ACT to racate a part of the town plat of Meredosia. 19, 1841.

Sec. l. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all that part of

Daniel Waldo and James E. Waldo's addition to the town of Part of plat

Meredosia, in Morgan county, lying east of Crosby street in vacated

said addition, be, and the same is hereby vacated, and the title to the land occupied by streets in the part hereby vaca. ted shall be revested in the said Daniel Waldo and James E.

Waldo: Provided, however, That all persons interested in Proviso. said addition, and owning lots therein, shall first sign a relinquishment of all their claims to the said streets and alleys, which instrument shall be recorded in the recorder's office of Morgan county: And Provided, also, That the vacating of Further prosaid addition shall not interfere with the vested rights of any v person who may have purchased a lot or lots in said addition.

Approved, February 19, 1841.

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An ACT in relation to the public square in the original town of Ottawa.

In force Feb. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, 23, 1841. represented in the General Assembly, That all sales hereto. : fore made by county commissioners of the county of La Salle, of lots, or parts of lots, in block number eleven in the original town of Ottawa, in said county, be, and the same hereby are Sale of lots ratified and confirmed, and declared to be good and valid in Fatihed law and equity, any act heretofore passed, or any map or record declaring or describing said block as a public square to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sec. 2. "Be it further enacted, That so much of said block Public square number cleren as remains unsold, being the west half of the same, shall be and remain a public square.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the county 'commis ; sioners' court of La Salle county, be, and it is hereby author.

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' cords in re. ized to employ a competent person to make a complete in-corder's office dex to the records in the recorder's office of said county; there shall be an index of the names of the grantors and of the grantees, and also, of the tracts or parcels of land, and the recorder of said county, after said index or indexe's shall be so made, is hereby required to keep the same in that manner, without additional compensation. The said person so employed, shall take an oath faithfully to perform the duties herein required of him, which may be taken before the clerk

Oath of per of the county commissioners' court, and shall be filed in the ing duty , office of said clerk. The county commissioners' court is hereby authorized to pay the person so to be employed, a reason. Compensa. able compensation, out of any money in the treasury of said tion county not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, February 23, 1841.

AD ACT for the re-survey of the lower town of Carlyle, in Clinton county.

In fo:ce, Feb.

20, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That John M. Web-Com'rs to surster, Thomas B. Afflick and William E. White, be, and they key

ne, be, and the town of Carare hereby appointed commissioners to make a survey of the lyle lower town of Carlyle, as near as may be, according to the

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May employ original plats of said town, and for this purpose they are auassistants

thorized to employ such surveyors, chainmen, and other assistants, as they may deem necessary.

Sec. 2. The said commissioners shall be sworn before Com’rs to be some judge or justice of the peace, faithfully and honestly

to make said survey and to adhere as closely as possible to the original plats of said town, not altering the width or diinension of the streets or alleys, or the size of the lots.

Sec. 3. The said commissioners shall cause a stone to be Corners of

planted at each corner of a block or square, to be at least six inches above the ground and of sufficient size for said purpose.

Sec. 4. The surveyor and chainmen shall be sworn, in Assistants to like manner, to the correct and honest performance of their be sworn duties.

Sec. 5. The said survey shall be completed within one year Time of com- after the passage of this act, and a well executed plat thereof 101. shall be made by the said commissioners, on which they shall

sign, and certify under oath that the same is correct, and Plat to be re- which shall be recorded in the recorder's office of Clinton corded

county, and a certified copy of which, under the hand and seal of the recorder, shall be competent evidence, without oiber proof, of the facts manifested by it, in all the courts of

this Slate. Tax to pay. Sec. 6. . To defray the expense of said survey the board expenses of Burrey

of ti ustces of said town shall have power to lay a tax upon the owners of lots in said town, and if the same is not promptly paid, the said trustees may proceed agaiøst the lot

by its number and description, or against the owner if known, Lots may be before any justice of the peace of the county, to recover said

tax, and a judgment being rendered therefor, either against the lot when the owner is unknown, or against the owner if known, execution may issue as in other cases; and if the

same is not redeemed within one year by the payment of the Lots not re- amount of the judgment and one hundred per cent. thereon, deemed to the lot shall vest absolutely in the purchaser, his heirs or asrest in purchaser

signs.

Sec, 7. Upon such sales being made, the officer making them, shall in each case grant the usual certificate to the pur

cbaser as in other judicial sales. Co. com’rs to Sec. 8. In case of death, resignation, removal or refusal 6l vacancies to act of any of the above named commissioners, the county

commissioners' court of the county of Clinton, shall have power and are hereby required to fill all such vacancies.

Approved, February 20, 1841.

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AD ACT to authorize the sale of streets, in Hillsboro'. In force Feb.

23, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the county commissioners, of the county of Montgomery, be authorized and re- Co. commers quired, so soon as may be, to sell, at public sale, on such terms to sell streets. as they muy prescribe, the street, in the town of Hillsboro', sixty fect by one hundred and twenty, lving between lots number twenty on the north and twenty-nine and thirty on the south; and also, the correspondent street, on the east of Main street, and due east of the street first named; and to convey said streets to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, as other lots in said town. - Sec. 2. Said county commissioners shall, before the sale Streets to be and conveyance of said strcets, as aforesaid, number said streets laid off it

°& numbered. as lots, and add them to the plan or map of said town of Hills." boro': Provided, That no sale, as above stated shall take place, Proviso. unless the citizens of said town, iinmediately interested, shall assent to the same, in writing—which shall be signed by said A esent of citipersons, and recorded in the recorder's office of said county. zens to be re

Approved, February 23, 1811.corded.

An ACT to vacate the plat of the town of Iowa, in Perry county. In force Feb.

24, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the survey and plat of the town of Iowa, in Perry county, be and the same is herc. Plat vacated. by vacated: Provided, The assent of owners of any lots in said Proviso. town, other than the proprietors, shall tirst be obtained; which assent shall be obtained in writing, and recorded in the recorder's office of Perry county. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved, February 24, 1841. '

An ACT authorizing the proprietors of Metropolis City, in the county of i Johnson, to alter the plat ihereuf.

. In force, Feb.

24, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That James H. G. Wilcox and William McBean, proprietor's of Metropolis City, in the Proprietor of

city to make county of Johnson, be and the same are hereby authorized to visions to extend and add to the front of blocks number live and six, in blocks & lots. said city, so much of Front street as will bring the front of said blocks in a direct line with the front of blocks number one, two, three and four, agreeable to the original plat of said city; thence, by a line from the south-west corner of block number six, west fisty degrees and twenty minutes north, to the east side of Johnson street, which shall be the boundry line of the north side of Frout street. Also, First street, in said city, is hereby laid over and permanently established eighty feet fur

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