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Sec. 36. This act to be published immediately after its passage in the paper of the public printer.

Approved by the Council, February 20, 1841.

An ACT to provide for the appointment of another Commissioner to reIn force, Feb.

view certain State roads. 24, 1841.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That Hall Syms be added Additional to the list of commissioners to review certain State roads, runcominissioner ning out of the south and west side of the town of Paris, in appointed to the county of Edoar as

to the county of Edgar, as authorized in a previous act of the preview roads.

sent Legislature. This act to be in force from and after its passage.

Approved, February 21, 1841.

An ACT to locate a State road from Urbana, in Champaign couniy, by way In force, May

of North Bend, to Marion, in De Witt county. 1, 1841.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That Wilson Lewis, of Com’rs to lo-Champaign county, William Wright, of Piatt county, and cate road. Hiram Chapin, of De Witt county, be and they are hereby ap

pointed commissioners to view, survey, mark and locate a
State road from Urbana, in Champaign county, by way of
North Bend post office, in Piatt county, to Marion, in De
Witt county.

Sec. 2. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall ime & place meet at Urbana, in Champaign county, on the first Monday in of meeting

May next, or as soon as practicable thereafter; and, after being duly sworn before some justice of the peace of said county, shall employ a surveyor and other hands they may find necessary, and proceed to survey and locate said load, on the nearest and best ground, from point to point, having due regardio private property.

Sec. 3. The said commissioners, so soon as they shall have Plat filed.

completed said view, shall make out a plat of said road, with the courses and distances from point to point; which plat, when so made, shall be certified by said commissioners, and a copy thereof filed in the office of the clerk of the county commissioners' court in each county through which said road may run; and the county commissioners shall then cause so much

of said road, as lies within their respective counties, to be Width of road opened three poles wide, and be kept in repair as other pub

lic highways are.

SEC. 4. The said commissioners shall make out and present Certificate or to the county commissioners' court of each county through which time & hands. such road may pass, a certified copy of the time and hands

necessarily employed in each county; and thereupon it shall be the duty of said courts to make a compensation for the sums severally due, allowing to each commissioner one collar and fifty cenis per day, and to the surveyor two dollars per day, and all other hands one dollar per day; to be paid out of Compensa t'n. the county treasuries of each county, according to the time employed therein, in making such view, survey and location.

Sec. 5 This act to take effect and be in force from and after the first day of May next.

Approved, February 26, 1841.

An ACT to locate a State road in Fulton coun:y.

In force Feb.

26, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That John M'Can, James Combs and Jonas Ranwalt, of Fulion county, be and they are Com’rg to lohereby appointed commissioners to view, mark and locate a cate road. State road from Ulica to Richard Tompkins' ware house, near the mouth of Copperas creek, on the Illinois river, on fractional south-east quarter of section twenty-four, township six north, range five east.

Sec. 2. The said commissioners shall meet in the town of m e Utica, on the first Monday in March next, or some day there- of meeting. after; and, after being duly sworn by some justice of the peace well and truly to perform the duties above required, shall proceed to survey, mark and locate said road, five rods wide, as required by this act.

Sec. 3. The said road, when laid out as aforesaid, shall be Road to be. deemed and considered a State road; and the county commis- opened and sioners' court shall cause it to be opened and kept in repair as acp other State roads are.

Sec. 4. The commissioners appointed under the provisions of this act, shall receive a just and fair compensation for the time they are necessarily employed; and they are hereby authorized and empowered to employ a surveyor and chain-carriers, who shall receive a fair compensation for their services, to be paid out of the county treasury.

SEC. 5. This act to be in force and take effect from and after its passage.

Approved, February 26, 1841.

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An ACT to locate a State road.

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

26, 1841.

26, 1 represented in the General Assembly, That the road lately laid out and located in Cook county, by John Frink, Lyman But- Com’rs to loterfield and Richard J. Hamilton, extending from the western cate road. limits of Chicago to the Sand Ridge, in the direction of the Des Plaines river, and k' own as the turnpike from Chicago to the Sand Ridge, be a State road.

Sec. 2. In consideration that the said road has been constructed, at a heavy expense, by the munificence of the citiC0. com'rs ofzens of the city of Chicago, it shall be the duty of the county Cook coumj commissioners' court of Cook county, at the March term of

to appropvi- sajc| court annual.v, to make such appropriation, out of the ate mutieis to , ,«' ., *Tn;. .

keep roail in county treasury of said county, as will be sumcifnt to keep

perfect order, said road in good and perfect order; anc that the said appropriation shall be expended under the direction of such person as the said court may appoint and direct.

Sec. 3. This act to taka effect from and after its passage.

Approved, February 26, 1841.

In force Feb. An ACT for a State road therein mentioned.

27, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Governor be and Governor to ne is hereby authorized to receive from the State Bank of Illireceive bonds nois one bundled thousand dollars, in bonds, issued by the aufrom bank & thority of this State, in discharge of its bond given in eighteen estroy ,eui- hundred and thirty-six, for the redemption of the Wiggins loan.

Sec 2. That the Governor is hereby authorized and required, after receiving the bonds, under the provisions of this act, to publicly burn or otherwise destroy the same, in the presence of the Auditor, Secretary of State, and the Trcasu

Duty of Audi-i'cr; and the proper accounting officer shall, upon his books,

tor" enter a record of the transaction.

Sec. 3. That Jacob Talkington, George Waller and Henry

Com'ra to re- Teeple, of Morgan county, be and they are hereby appointed.

locate road, commissioners to view, survey and lelocate a part of the State road, leading from Hillsborough to Jackson ville, viz: To commence at a suitable point, cast of Waveily, in said county of Morgan; thence to and through said town, passing on the south side of the public square; thence, to intersect the present road, at or near the steam-mill, west of said town. A report,

Report of plat with a survey and plat, shall be returned to the commission

toberecorded ers' court ol siid county,to be recorded and filed; the expense to be paid by the county, upon the order of the commissioners' court.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

In force, Feb. An ACT concerning a State roud in Jefferson county.

27, 1841. .

Sec. I. Beit evaded by the People of the Stale of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That so much of th* Roadchan"ed PUD''C roaa" leading from Mt. Vernon, in Jefferson county, to Brownsville, in Jackson county, as runs across the north east quarter of the south-east quarter of section thirty-one, in township two south, range three east of the third principal meridian, be and the same is hereby changed, so as to run direct to the L°c«ion

south-east corner of said forty acre tract; thence west, on a

line with said forty acre tract, until it intersects the road, as

at present laid out and travelled; and the old road, as

hereby changed, is vacated: Provided, That such change shall Proviso.

not be made until the consent of the county commissioners'

court of said county shall be first had: And provided further, Further pro

That said court may give its consent thereto without petition viso.

being presented therefor, as is tequired in other cases, if they

shall deem such change right and proper.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

An ACT concerning the Great Western Mail Route. I„ force, Feb.

. 27, 1841.

Skc. 1. Be il enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be lawful for the several counties through which the Great Western Mail „°e""t""gTMa^ Route has been finished, in part,and through which.by the pro- ana demand visions of an act. entitled "An act to establish and maintain a'oils, general system of internal improvements," it is to be constructed.to take under theircontrol and superintendence,that portion of the said road lying within said counties, respectively; and they shall ak-io have power, and the county commissioners' courts of said counties, respectively, arc hereby authorized to erect and have kept toil gates, in any part of said road in their respective counties, and establish such reasonable rates of toll thereon, as, in their opinion, will protect and keep in repair such portions of the said road as are, in whole or in part, finished, and supply means for the further proseculion of the said road: Provided, The said rates shall not be burthensome or Proviso, oppressive to the people.

Sec 2. It shall be the duty of the said county commissioners' courts,* respectively, to use any timber or stone already JjTM^^ a^ furnished by the State, for the further prosecution of said road, us°TM mny e or for the finishing of any culverts or bridges which are unfinished, in part or in whole, by the State; and it shall be the When State duty of the said county commissioners' courts, respectively,**'1 d*TMa^ when the State or the agents of the State demand a surrender Up of the control and superintendence hereby granted, forthwith to yield up the same, and relinquish all powers, rights and privileges hereby acquired or intended to be conferred upon the said counties, respectively: Provided, That the agents of provig0the State shall pay into the county treasury the amount that may have been expended on the said roads, in each of the said counties, respectively, and which shall not have been fully leimbursed by tolls, with six per cent, interest.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the county commissioners' courts, in each of the counties, respectively, through which Account of said road is to be made, to keep a correct account of all ex- "pend"""68penditures, and of all moneys received, from tolls or other

wise, in a suitable book or books, to be provided for that purpose, and which shall be open, at all times, for the examination of the agents of the State.

Sec. 4. The said courts, in the said counties, respectively, Courts may are hereby authorized to appropriate any amount of moneys appropriate belonging to their respective counties that they may deem procTmpletionofP81"' towards the completion of said road, and to reimburse the road. same to said counties, respectively, with ten per cent, interest,

per annum, thereon, out of moneys which may be collected for tolls on said road.

Sec. 5. This act shall not be construed so as to allow the Citizens shall citizens of the several counties any advantage over other trap*y toll. vellers, in case toll gates should be put up; but they shall pay the same toll as other persons.

Approved, February 27; 1841.

In force Feb. An ACT to locate a State road therein named.

27, T841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Luther Birge, of Com'rs to lo-^11"0'1 county» Thomas Hurff and Daniel Belcher, of Peoria cate road. county, be and the same are hereby appointed commissioners to view, survey and locate a State road, from Farmington, in Fulton county, to Charleston, in Peoria county, crossing the West Branch of Kickapoo creek, at the public bridge, on and near the north-east corner of section eighteen, township nine north, range five east of the fourth principal meridian.

Sec. 2. The said commissioners, or a majority of them, Time &Uacesna" meet at Farmington, on the first Monday in April next, of meeting. or some day thereafter, which they shall agree upon; and, after being duly sworn, before some justice of the peace, faithfully to discharge their duties, agreeably to the provisions of this act, shall proceed to view, survey and locate said road, on the nearest and most eligible ground, from point to point, having due regard to private property; and shall make return to the county commissioners' courts nf the several counties through which the same shall pass; which return shall be entered of record, and filed in the clerk's office; and said road shall be a public and State road, and opened and kept in repair as other public roads.

Sec. 3. Said commissioners shall receive such compensation for their services as the commissioners' courts of the several counties, through which said road shall pass, shall deem just and reasonable, to be paid out of the several county treasuries.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

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