by the owner of said property, his or her heirs, or assigirs, agents, administrators or executors, paying to the treasurer of said town for the use of the purchaser of said property the fuli amount of purchase money, with interest at the rate of fifty per cent. per annum, together with the costs accruing

thereon. Oath to be ta- Sec. 12. That the members of the board of trustees and ken

every other officer of said corporation, shall, before entering on the duties of their office, respectively take an oath or affirmation before some judge or justice of the peace, to support the Constitution of the United States and of this State,

and faithfully to demcan themselves in office. Constable 10

Sec. 13. That there shall be one town constable elected, be ele :ted.

at the same time and place of electing trustees and other officers, who sha!l hold his office for one year and until bis successor is elected and qualified, who shall be authorized and required to execute all writs, process and precepts, which may be issued against persons for the violation of the laws or ordinances of the corporation; and to arrest on view, all persons who may violate such laws or ordinances, to collect all tines, forfeitures and penalties which may be assessed or recovered for the use of the corporation; said constable shall enter into bond and security in such sum as the trustees of said corpora. tion may think proper, and payable to the trustees of said cor

poration. Justice's dis Sec. 14. That all that district of country included within sic

the corporate limits of said town, be, and the same is hereby constituted into a district for the election of a justice of the

peace. Duties of co. Sec. 15. That the county commissioners' court of the com'rs. of county of Knox, are hereby authorized and required to cause

an election to be held hereafter as soon as practicable, and at each quadrennial election thereafter, for one justice of the peace, in said district. The justice of the peace elected shall hold his office until the next general election for justice of the peace, at which time his successor shall be elected as in other cases; and the person so selected, shall have and exercise the same jurisdiction, hold his office by the same tenure and be under the same regulations in all respects as other justices of the peace of this State.

Sec. 16. That the board of trustees, for the purpose of Powers.

keeping the streets and alleys in said town, and incorporated limits, and the public roads passing from and through the centre of said town in gond repair, are authorized to require every male resident of said town and incorporated limits, over the age of eighteen years, to labor in said streets, alleys, and roads, not less than one, nor more than three days in each year, and any person who shall be notified by the street insector to perform such labor so assessed as herein provided, and shall fail or neglect to perform the same, shall forfeit and

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pay the sum of one dollar for each day's labor neglected to be performed; and the street inspector in said town is hereby authorized to prosecute such delinquent persons in the name of Suits before the president and trustees of the town of Galesburg, before justices any justice of the peace in said county, and said street inspector shall be a competent witness against said delinquent, and in case of default as aforesaid, the justice of the peace shall enter up judgment against said delinquent for the amount so forfeited, with costs of suit, and issue execution forthwith. Sec. 17. That it shall be the duty of any justice of the

Justices of ibe peace, residing in said town, and he is hereby authorized and peace empowempowered, on complaint being made to him, on oath, of the ered violation of any law or ordinance of the corporation, or upon view, to issue his warrant, directed to the town constable or any other authorized officer, to apprehend the offender or offenders, and bring him or them forth with before him, and after hearing the evidence, if it shall appear that the accused has been guilty of the violation of any such law, or ordinance of the corporation to impose such fine as shall be provided in such law or ordinance: Provided, Sach fine shall not exceed Proviso. fifty dollars.

Šec. 18. That ihe said trustees are hereby made capable Powers in law to take and hold to themselves ard their successors, any lands, tenements, hereditaments and the rents, issues, and profits thereof, which may be necessary for the crection of any market-house, and other public buildings, to promote tlie Public build interest and public good of the citizens of said town, and the ings to be a same to sell, grant, and dispose of if necessary, and to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, in any court or place whatever; and all suits and judicial proceedings under this act, shall be brought in the name and style of The President and Trustees of the town of Gales. burg."

Sec. 19. That justices of the peace and constables who Justices and are required to render services under this act shall be entitled constables

fees. to the same fees, and collect them in the same manner as now is, or hereafter may be provided by law.

Sec. 20. That the town constable as provided for in the Give bond thirteenth section of this act, shall have and possess, the same powers, and perform the same duties in other respects as the constables in the different districts in the county possess, who shall give sufficient bonds accordingly, to be approved of by the board of trustees.

Sec. 21. This act shall be deemed and taken to be a public act.

Approved, January 27, 1811.


In force, Jan An ACT to vacate a part of the town plat of the town Griggsvile. 27, 1841.

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

represented in the General Åssembly, That so much of the town pacated plat of the town of Griggsville, as lies between Federal and

Stanford streets, being blocks numbered twenty-one, twentytwo, lwenty-seven and twenty-eight, be, and the same is hereby vacated. That so much of the town plat of the town of Griggsville as lies between Federal and Beckford streets being

blocks numbered nineteen, twenty, twenty-nine and thirty, be, Owners consent to be bad

and the sanie is hereby vacated: Provided, also, That the con. sent of the owners of lots in said blocks, should there be any other than the proprietor, shall first be obtained.

Approved, January 27, 1841.

in force, Jan.

An ACT concerning the town of Belvidere. 29, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinoise Sales valid

represented in the General Assembly, That all sales of lots in the town of Belvidere, in the county of Boone, made by the county commissioners of said county, or by their agent or agents duly authorized to make such sales, shall be as valid in every respect as if certificatc 'of acknowledgment of the plat of said town, had been duly recorded according to the provisions of an act, entitled "An act providing for the recording of town plats," approved, February twenty-seven, one thousand eight

hundred and thirty-three. Com'rsreleas

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the county commised

sioners of the saiú county of Boone, and all persons who have ac. ted under them, are hereby released from all forfeitures and penalties incurred by leasing or selling any lot or lots in said

town. Aoknowledg.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the county commisment of com'r

sioners of said county, or any two of them, shall on or before the first Monday of June next, acknowledge the map or plat of said town before some justice of the peace of said county, who shall make a certificate of such'acknowledgment,

wbich shall be recorded by the recorder of said county. Dutyof comr's SEC. 4. Be it further enacted, That the county commis

sioners of said county are hereby authorized so to alter the State road through the said town of Belvidere, as to make it run through the said town on one of the streets thereof, and from the termination of said street into the present track of said road off of the town plat: Provided, That the release hereby granted in the second section of this act, shall be by reason of this certificate of acknowledgment of the plat of said town not being duly recorded, and for no other cause.

Approved, January 29, 1841.



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An ACT to amend an act, entitled "An act to Incorporate the town of,
Carmi,” approved, January 30, 1840, and for other purposes.

In force, Feb

8, 1841. ! 'Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the first election

for for trustees whose election is provided for in the act to which Election this is an amendment, shall be held on the first Monday of May next.

Sec. 2. That in addition to the persons authorized to be taxed Pedlars to be by the trustees in the act to which this is an amendment, they taxed & li

. are hereby authorized to levy and collect a tax from all pedlars, selling or vending goods, wares or merchandize within the limits of said incorporation of not less than five dollars nor more than twenty dollars; and upon the payment of such assessment, the person paying the same shall be entitled to, and receive froin the treasurer of said incorporation, a license, authorizing him to peddle within the limits of said town, for the period of three months thereafter. All persons shall be Who deemed

pedlars deemed pedlars who offer to sell the above enumerated articles, and who are not permanently settled within the incorpo. ratiun limits. Persons living within the State, and offering to sell, or barter their own productions or manufactures, shall not be deemed to be within the provisions of this section.

Sec. 3. The act, entitled "An act to incorporate the Car- Penalty mi Bridge Company," approved, February six, one thousand running over

bridge. eight hundred and thirty-five, is further amended. so that if any person or persons shall wilfully or negligently travel a horse or horses, work oxen, católu, mules, ass, or any beast of burthen, on or across the bridge therein authorized to be constructed, Forfeiture. faster than a common walk, such person or persons shall be liable to pay any sum 'not less than three, nor more than twenty dollars for every such offence, to be recovered by action of debt or trespass, by any person who may sue therefor, or in the name of the county of White, before any justice of the peace in said county of White.

Approved, February 8, 1811.


An ACT changing the name of the town of Chatham in Whiteside county

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 name of the Name of Chaltown of Chatham, in the county of Whiteside, is hereby lam changed changed to that of Sterling, and the whole of the towns here. to Sterling. tofore known as Chatham and Sterliny shall hereafter be called and known in law as Sterling: Provided, That the Proviso. change of the name of said town of Chatham, shall in nowise effect contracts, heretoforc made and entered into in relation to said town.

Approved, Februury 17, 1811.

An ACT to amend an act, entitled "An act to incorporate the town of In force Feb.

Jacksonville, and for other purposes." 17, 1841.

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

represinted in the General Assembiy, That so much of an act, Part of act entitled “An act to incorporate the town of Jacksonville, and repeuled.

for other purposes," approved, February third, one thousand eight hundred and forty, as exempts the corporation of the town of Jacksonville from paying a county tax on real estate,

be, and the same is h ;reby repealed. Incorpora- Sec. 2. The legal voters of the corporate limits of the tion may be town of Jacksonville, shall have the right, at any annual elec


tion for town officers, to vote for or against continuing in force all laws and parts of laws incorporating the town of Jacksonville, and if it shall appear that a majority of all the legal vcters, are opposed to a continuance of ihe act of incorporation,

then the said act of incorporation shall be null and void. Trustees, term Sec. 3. (If) a majority of the voters shall decide in favor

of annulling the charter in compliance with the provisions of the foregoing section, then the present board of Trustces of said town shall continue in office, and the act of incorporation shall continue in force, for the sole purpose of raising taxes sufficient to pay the debts of the corporation.'

Approved, February, 17, 1841.

of office

An ACT to amend an act, entitled "An act to incorporate the town of KasIn force Feb.

kaskia,” approved, January 6, 1818. 20, 1841.

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

represented in the Gearral Assembly, That the president of the Powers

of board of trustees of the town of Kaskaskia for the time being, president.

shail have and cxercise the authority of a justice of the peace within the corporate limits of the said town of Kaskaskia, and shall have power to administer oaths, issuc writs and pro. cess under the seal of said corporation, and he, or any justice of the peace, may try and determine all causes of action arising under this act, or the act to which this is an amendment, or any of the ordinances of the corporation, for fines, penalties, or otherwise. He shall have concurrent jurisdiction with justices of the peace in all civil and criminal cases within the limits of said corporation, and shall receive the same lecs and compensation allowed to justices of the peace for similar ser. vices. He shall also have power to take acknowledgments of deeds, 1:ortgages, and all other instruments of writing as justices of the peace have, and certify the same under the

seal of the corporation of said town. Powers

Sec. 2. , That the trustees of the town of Kaskaskia, and their successors in office, shall have power to make regulations to secure the general health of the inhabitants; to prevent and



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