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Sec. 4. The road leading from Hickory Grove, in Bond Road vacated county, by way of Joseph Duncan's, in Madison county, to

Lebanon, in St. Clair county, be and the same is hereby vacated.

Approved, February 18, 1841.

An ACT to authorize the Madison County Ferry Company to construct a In force, Feb.

road or causeway. 17, 1841.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That the Madison County Madison co’y Treserueu in ine General ferry coy to Ferry company is hereby permitted and authorized to conbuild road or struct a road or causeway, from the ferry landing, in Madison causeway. county, on the Mississippi river, opposite North St. Louis,

across the sand bar in front of said ferry landing; such road or or causeway, causeway not to exceed forty feet in width, and four feet in heighth, above the highest part of said sand bar.

Approved, February 17, 1841.

In force, Feb. An ACT declaring a certain road in Fulton county a State road. 19, 1841.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That so much of the State Road declar- road, as surveyed by authority of Ahira Sanders and Absalom ed a State Maxwell, leading from Lewistown, via Jackson Grove and road.

Fairview, to Knoxville, in Knox county, as lies between Lewistown and Jackson Grove, be and the same is hereby declared a State road, and shall be worked and kept in repair as other State roads are.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the county surveyor of FulSurveyor of

in. ton county to make out a plat of said road, as surveyed by the ty to make a authority of the commissioners aforesaid, and return it to the plat of road. clerk of the county commissioners' court of said county, who shall file the same according to law.

Approved, February 19, 1841.

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In force, Feb.. An ACT to locate, alter and re-locate certain State roads. 19, 1841.

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

represented in the General Assembly, l'hat Silas W. SherComers to do. man, William Dwyer and Morris Robinson of the counties from Chicago of Cook and Lake, be, and they are hereby appointed comto Milwaukie. missioners to view, survey and locate a State road, to com

mence at or near the tavern house of John Shrigley, at Dutchman's Point in Cook county; thence in a northerly di. rection, on the most suitable ground and nearest route for a permanent road, so as to cross the west fork of the north branch of Chicago river, at or near the house of Silas

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W. Sherman, by the house of Michael Meigham, the tavern of William Dwyer, and intersecting the county road, by Little Fort to a suitable point on the Territorial line in a direction to Southport and Milwaukie; commissioners to meet Time & place at Dutchman's Point on the first day of February, or as soon of meeting. thereafter as practicable, and said counties of Cook and Lake, or either of them, shall not be liable for any expense Width of road attending the survey and location of said road, which road shall be four rods wide.

Sec. 2. That William Christen of Gallatin county, Albert Rose of Hardin county, and Abraham S. Barger of Pope county, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to Shawneetown view, survey and locate a State road from Shawneetown in to Gallatin county, to Viennı in Johnson county; they shall locate said road on the nearest and best route, selecting the best ground for a permanent road, so as to intersect the road leading from Golconda to Pinckneyville, at or near the bridge on Big Bay creek where said road crosses the same; com- Place of meetmissioners to meet at the house of Albert Rose: Provided, ing. That the commissioners mentioned in this section shall not review said road no further in the direction of Vienna than the Big Bay creek in Pope county.

SEC. 3. That Wesley Walin, John Gibson and James . . Dunsworth, be, and they are hereby appointed commission. From Maers to review and relocate a part of the State road from Ma- comb to Quin comb in McDonough county, to Quincy in Adams county, cy. viz: so much thereof as runs through sections one and twelve, in township four north, range four west, leaving said old road where it crosses the said township line, so as to run by Charles Place of meerHill's; commissioners to meet at the house of John Gibson. 108.

Sec. 4. That the State, roads leading from Springfield to Macomb, Beardstown and George Miller's ferry, be altered Roads altered in the county of Menard, where said roads are all united in one, viz: from where it strikes the east side of the east half of the north-east quarler of section number ten, township number eighteen north, range seven west; thence to run on a due north direction, and run on the line between Joel J. Robinson, and Elihu Springer, until the same reaches the north-east corner of said tract of land; thence west on ihe line between said Robinson and Porter, until the same shall intersect the old road.

Sec. 5. That so much of the State road from Auburn to Road chanNew Richmond in Clark county, as runs through the impro- ged. ved land of Charles McNary, be changed and altered to run as the road is now opened and improved by his house, through his lane, viz: from a point south-cast of his house, via the house, to the point of intersection north-west of his house, which shall be the permanent road, four rods wide; and the to location through his field is hereby vacated.

Sec. 6. That John Williams and John Day of Hancock si . . 10 . . . . n is tortor fons!! !

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From Hunt's county, and Vandiver Banks of McDonough county, be, and

ape they are hereby appointed commissioners to review and repanoose.

locate a part of the State road from Hunt's bridge in McDonough county, to Appanoose in Hancock county, viz: to begin at a suitable point between James Dye's and Elijah Pope's, bearing south of where the said State road runs, so as to leave the farms of the said James Dye, Elijah Pope and Moses Wallace, on the north; thence running in a suitable direction to intersect the said State road rear the town of Jo

Durkin; commissioners to meet at James Dye's. From Hillsbo- Sec. 7. That the county road (from) Hillsboro' to Carlin*TO' to Carlin- ville, as far as the same runs in Montgomery county between ville,

Robert Briggs and the county line, as now travelled, is hereby

declared a State road, four rods 'wide; and that the State Greenville to road leading from Greenville to Jacksonville, as far as the sonville, same is embraced between Robert Briggs' farm and the ford

of the three mile branch in Montgomery county, be, and the same is hereby changed, and the same is hereby relocated, viz: to run from the corner of Robert Briggs' farm, a direct line or course to Anna Shepherd's; thence direct to the ford of the thrce mile branch, to be four rods wide.

Sec. 8. That so much of the State road leading from Jacksonville Jacksonville to Carlinville, as runs through the land of Wilto Carlinville. liam M. Berry, be changed so that the road shall pass on the

line of his land, viz: the east half of the north-east quarter of section thirteen, township twelve north, range nine west, and intersecting the present road south of his land, and that

the same be opened four rods wide. All com’re to Sec. 9. The road commissioners named in this act, preyi. make report. ous to untering upon the discharge of their duties, shall be

sworn and make oath before some judge or justice of the peace of the State, faithfully and impartially to discharge the duties enjoined on them as road viewers; they shall locate and establish the roads authorized by this act, on the most suitable ground and cligible routes for permanent roads, and having so located the same, shall make report accompanied with a plat, giving the courses and distances to the commis

sioners' courts respectively, of the portion of the road in location.

of each county, and each county shall pay a proportion of the

expenses in proportion to the length of road in each county; and the same commissioners shall be allowed one dollar, surrcyors two dollars, and hands seventy-five cents each, for each and every day necessarily employed; the commissioners herein ' named shall convene and discharge the duty required, at any time between the passage of this act, and the first Monday of June next. .

Sec. 10. That John Lowry, William M. Steerman and From Moon Leansboro to Frisby Morgan, be appointed commissioners to relocate that Mt. Vernon. part of the State road from McLeansboro' to Mount Ver.

non, which runs through the said Morgan's and Lowry's farms, so as to run said road on the north side of said farms;

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they shall commence at such place between Mrs. Lumber- Place of meetlan's and said Morgan's as they shall think proper, and in- ing. tersect said road not 'exceeding twenty poles west of said. Lowry's farm; commissioners to meet at John Lowry's. Sec. 11. The county commissioners' court of Morgan

"Jacksonville county, arc hereby authorized to cause to be changed or re-;

ause to be change of re- 10 Springfield. located, so much of the State road leading from Jacksonville to Springfield, as lies between Isaac B. Reeves and George Coits, in Morgan county: Provided, such change or relocation shall not increase the distance more than twenty poles.

Sec. 12. Be it further enacted, That George McCrara of From EqualiGallatin county, and John Roberts and Thomas Odam of 'y to M Williamson county, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to view, locate and mark a State road, beginning at a point on the road leading from Equality in Gallatin county to Frankfort in Franklin county, about one half mile west of the town of Gallatin, so as to pass through the lane dividing the farms of George McCrara and William Bond; thence on the nearest and best route to John Hail's; thence

on the nearest and best route to Yast's and Roberts' carding · machine in Williamson 'county; thence on the best ground to

Thomas Sanders'; thence to the town of Marion, the coun. ty seat of Williamson county; and thence so as to intersect the State road leading from Pinckneyville to Golconda.

Sec. 13. The county commissioners' court of Macoupin From Carlincounty are hereby authorized to change or relocate, or cause ville to Jackto be changed or relocated, so much of the Carlinville and ® Jacksonville State road as lies between where said road strikes the east side of a certain tract of land belonging to Joseph King; thence to Lewis Solomon's, Senr.; and when said change or relocation is so made, it shall become a part of the Carliuville and Jacksonville State road.

SEC. 14. The county commissioners of Scott county are hereby authorized to change and relocate so much of the From JackState road leading from Jacksonville in Morgan county, to so

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O Winchester. Winchester in Scott county, as lies between George Ebey's and the public square in the town of Winchester.

Approved, February 19, 1841.

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An ACT to locate a State road from Columbus in Adams County io
Brooklyn in Schuyler County..

In force, Feb. Seo. l, Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 19, 1841. represented in the General Assembly, That Stephen MindiDall of Schuyler county, William Burke and Clemmons Rob- Com’rs to lo. bins of Adams county, be, and they are hereby appointed cate road. icommissioners to view, mark, and locate a State road from Columbus in Adams.county, to Brooklyn in Schuyler county,

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on the nearest and best route, having due regard to private property.

Sec. 2. The said commissioners, or any two of them, Time & place shall meet at the town of Columbus on the first Monday of of meeting. April next, or as soon thereafter as practicable, and atter

having been duly sworn, faithfully to perform the duties required of them by this act, shall proceed to view, mark and locate said road from point to point above described; and they

shall make a report in writing to the next county commission.

In ers' court thereafter, which said report shall form a part of recorded. the records of said court, and the said road so laid out shall

be deemed a State road, and shall be opened and kept in re. pair as other State roads are.

SEC. 3. The county commissioners' court of each of the Pay of com’rs counties through which the said road passes, shall pay their

proportionate part of the compensation of said commissioners out of the county treasury of each county, at the rate of two Jollars per day for the number of days in which they shall actually be employed in viewing, marking and locating said

road. Road to be al- Sec. 4. That the county commissioners' court of Jefferfered.

son county, be, and they are hereby authorized to make such alteration and relocation of that part of the Brownsville road

in said county, as the public good may seem to require, and Proviso

as said court shall deem expedient: Provided, That no change

of location shall be made at the county line. And provided Further pro- further, That no such change, alteration or relocation shall be

made in any part of the said Brownsville road, unless notice thereof shall be given, and petitions therefor shall be presen-ted, as is required in other cases.

Approved, February 19, 1841.

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An ACT to locate and establish a State Road therein named. In force, Feb. • 19, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,

represented in the General Assembly, That Elisha Smith, HiCom’rs to lo- ram Elmore and John Buckanon, of Bond county, be, and cate road.

they are hereby appointed commissioners to view and locate a State road from George Moore's, in Bond county, to Van Burensburg, in Montgomery county.

Sec. 2. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall

meet at the residence of George Moore, in Bond county, on Time & place the first Monday of May next, or within twenty days thereof meeting. after, and after being duly qualified by some justice of the

peace, shall procced to locate said road on the nearest and best route from George Moore's to Van Burensburg, by way of Mulberry Post Office.

" SEC. 3. Said commissioners shall make the location of said road by blazing the trees through the timber, and setting up stakes in the prairie; when the road shall have been thus

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