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An ACT supplementary to an act entitled "An act for the formation of jn t-orce peb Piatt County. 27,1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Additional represented in the General Assembly, That all money which tax topay mois required by the act to which this is a supplement, to be mes paid by the county commissioners of Piatt county to the county of Macon, shall be raised by additional assessment from the inhabitants within the boundaries taken from the county of Macon, so that the inhabitants taken from that part ofDe Witt which forms a part of Piatt county, shall not be required to pay any portion of the said indebtedness to the county of Macon, any provisions contained in the act to which this is a supplement to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

An ACT authorizing the County Commissioners of Monroe County to j„ force peD borrow money for certain purposes. 17 \oa\

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Coa co represented in the General Assembly, That the county commis- miS8irs authosioners of Monroe county are hereby authorized to borrow rized to borfrom any person or persons a sum of money sufficient to re. r°w money deem all orders issued by said county commissioners for the purpose of erecting public buildings.

Sec. 2. The commissioners of said county are empower- Com'rs mar ed to execute any notes or bonds, bearing interest not ex-orDon(js ceeding twelve per cent. per annum, for the purpose of carrying out this act, which notes or bonds shall be binding on the people of said county of Monroe.

Approved, February 17,1841.

An ACT to authorize the County Commissioners of Jefferson County to r , -, .

borrow money. 19° 1841

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

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represented in the General Assembly, I hat the county com-may borrow missioners of Jefferson county, be, aisd they are hereby au- money thorized and empowered, (if they shall deem it expedient,) to borrow any sum of money not exceeding five thousand dollars, at any rate of interest to be agreed upon, not exceeding twelve per cent. per annum.

Sec 2. The county commissioners' court of said county Payment of shall have power to make and execute, or cause to be made P""C10"1 anti and executed, any and all contracts, agreements or other instruments in writing, for the payment of interest and principal, which may be found necessary to carry into effect the provisions ol this act, and the money so borrowed shall be by said court faithfully applied to the payment of the debts of said county.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved, February 19, 1841.

i r .& L An ACT to authorize the election of an additional County Commissioner

,o tehFi <br Henderson county.

19, 1841. J

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

county com'r resented in the General Assembly, That on the first Monday in to be elected August next there shall be elected in the county of Henderson, one county commissioner for said county in addition to the numbers already provided to be elected by the act entitled "An act creating the county of Henderson," approved January [twenTerm of office tieth-j one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, who shall hold his office for one year from and after the first Monday in August next as aforesaid, and thereafter elections for county commissioners shall be held, notice given, and returns thereof made in the same manner as now required by law.

Approved, February 19, 1841.

. , _ . An ACT to authorize the County Commissioners of Tazewell County to In 26*1841 . lease certain offices.

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

may lease of- represented in the General Assembly, That the county comfices. missioners' court of the county of Tazewell are hereby au

thorized to lease such vacant room or rooms, as offices, as may be in the court house of said county, and not occupied by and furnished for the several court offices as required by law for any time not exceeding one year, and for such rent or rents as they may think right and proper. Court hpuse Sec 2. The county commissioners of said county shall in care of Co. have the care and custody of the court house in said county, commiss'rs any iaw ^0 fa contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, February 26, 1841.

An ACT to authorize the county commissioners of Pike county to execute In force, Feb. a certain conveyance.

27, 1841. J

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, tion *$^.represented in the General Assembly, That the county comeons, county missioners of the county of Pike are hereby authorized and commis'rs to required, if they ahall deem it expedient and proper, when86 ot ever the persons composing the society of the first presbyte

rian church, in Pittsfield, in said county, and William Ross shall request the same, to convey to such persons or persons as the persons aforesaid may direct, a lot of ground in Pittsfield, conveyed by the said William Ross to the county com

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tnissioners of said county, in trust for the uses of the first
presbyterian church and society in Pittsfield, and such con-
veyance shall operate to divest the legal title, and release all
claim and interest of the county in and to the said lot, and
shall be effectual to the passing of the same: Provided, however, Proviso.
That neither 9aid commissioners or the county of Pike shall
be responsible for the title to i=aid lot.

Approved, February 27,1841.

In force, Jan. An ACT to authorize the county commissioners of Christian county to 26. 1841. borrow money.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People oj the btate oj Illinois, thorized to be represented in the General Assembly, That the county com- borrowed missioners of Christian county are hereby authorized to borrow twenty-four hundred Hollars, to pay for the building of the court house in the county aforesaid. Interest

Sec 2. The commissioners are not hereby authorized to pay more than twelve per cent. interest per annum.

Approved, January 26, 1841.

In force, Jan. An ACT to legalize the acts of the commissioners of Jasper county. ^d, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,^ct8c°m,cr°Uof represented in the General Assembly, That the acts of the jasper valid. county commissioners of the county of Jasper, in relation to Collector to the assessment and collection of the county and State tax forbe aPPoin,e the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirtynine, be,t|and the same are hereby legalized, and the county commissioners'court for the said county are hereby authorized to appoint a county collector, to collect the county and State tax for the year aforesaid. Approved, January 26,1841.

An ACT declaring the town of Benton the permanent seat of justice for In force Jan. the county of Franklin. 7,1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois' aeat of justice represented in the General Assembly, That from and after the first day of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, the seat of justice in and for the county of Franklin, shall be deemed and held to be at the town of Benton, in said county, and all terms of the circuit court required to be held in and for said county, and sessions of the county commissioners' court which may be held after the above named date, shall be holden in the town of Benton.

Sec. 2. It is hereby required. that from and , after, the Public reime specified'in the first section of this act, that the public oords records, with all proceedings of 3 judicial or miliary .charac

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ter, required to be performed at the county seat, are hereby required to be done and performed in the aforesaid seat of justice, in and for the said county of Franklin. County offi- Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the circuit and county comoers to reside missioners' clerks, with the sheriff of said county, in the disat ooumvseat charge of their official transactions, to conform in all respects with the foregoing requisitions of this act, likewise all public officers required to reside at the county seat. Monies for Sec. 4. That all monies which may have accrued from lots sold how the sale of town lots in the aforesaid town of Benton, or that applied may iiereafter accrue in virtue of any future sale of said pro

perty, is hereby expressly required to be expended in the erection of the necessary public buildings, and for no other purpose until otherwise directed by law. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

Approved, January 7, 1841.

I . - An ACT to authorize the removal of the seat of justice of Adams County.

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

remova? of represented in the General Assembly, That an election shall county seat be held in the county of Adams, on the first Monday of August, eighteen hundred and forty-one, at the usual places of holding elections in said county, for the removal of the seat of justice of said county, at which election, the clerks thereof shall open two columns, one for Quincy, the other for Columbus, and shall take and record the votes of each qualified voter, for one of the aforesaid places as the seat of justice for said county. The said election shall be conducted, and the returns thereof made in the s.tme manner as is provided in ordinary cases of the election of justices of the peaee. The clerk of the county commissioners' court shall immediately after the receipt by him of the election returns, Returns of e- in the presence of two justices of the peace, open the elecjection tion returns, compare them, and certify the same to the coun

ty commissioners' court, and the place having the greatest number of votes shall be, and remain the seat of justice in said county as hereinafter provided. Dutyofcoun- Sec 2. If, at such election, Columbus shall receive the ty commis'rs greatest number of votes for said seat of justice, then it shall be the duty of the county commissioners' court of said county, without delay, to cause to be erected, purchased, or rented, suitable buildings in the town of Columbus for a court house, clerk's office, sheriff's office, and recorder's office, after which the county commissioners' court shall cause Proclamation proclamation to be made and published in some public newspaper of said county, declaring and making known, that from and after a day to be therein named, not exceeding thirty days from the date thereof, the seat of justice of said county shall be and remain permanently located at Columbus.

Sec. 3. The county officers whose duty it is to keep Coumy offitheir respective offices at the seat of justice, shall, on the day at^o'unwscat named in the proclamation hereinbefore specified, remove their offices to Columbus.

Approved, January 20, 1841.

AnJACT to relocate the county seat of Lake County. „ ,

■ ' In force, Feb.

17 1841

Sec. 1. Be. it enacted by the People of the Slate of Illinois,' representedin the General Assembly, That on the first Monday Election for in April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hun- JJJovfj'of Co" dred and forty-one, an election shall be held in the county of seat Lake, in the State of Illinois, at the usual places of holding elections, for the purpose of determining whether the present seat of justice of said county shall be removed and relocated.

Sec 2. The judges and clerks of said election, shall Poll books make two columns in their poll books, and in one shall be inserted the name of Burlington, and in the other the name of Little Fort, and the voters at said election shall vote in favor of the one or other of said places, and whichever of said places shall receive a majority of votes, shall be the seat of justice for said county.

Sec 3. Said election shall be conducted, and returns banner of thereof made, in accordance with the existing laws regula- conducting cting elections. lection

Sec. 4. If the majority of votes, at said election shall be Duty ofcoungiven for Little Fort aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the ty commiss'rc county commissioners of said county, within one month after said election, to proceed to Little Fort aforesaid, and select and locate the site for the county seat, having first been sworn before some justice of the peace, to locate said county seat, with a view to the best interest of said county.

Sec. 5. The county seat shall not be so located at Little county to Fort, unless it shall appear that the said county of Lake will havepre-emphave a pre-emption right to one hundred and sixty acres of "S1" 10 land by said location, by an act or acts of Congress, enacted for such purposes, or unless the present pre-emption claimants to said Little Fort, shall then and there deed and quitclaim to said county commissioners, all their right, title and interest to such forty acre lot, as the said commissioners may have selected for the use and benefit of said county and the cost of said forty acres, when it comes into market, shall be paid out of the treasury of said county.

Approved, February 17, 1841.

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