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County officers to

be elected on the second monday cl

oroner, and three county commissioners for said county, who shall hold their offices until the next general election, and until their successors be April qualified, and that James Roberts, Joseph Hens

ley and Joshua Piles, be judges of said election: Judges of election. Provided that said judges may appoint their own clerk, and that said election shall in all respects be conducted according to the provisions of an act regulating elections, passed at the last session of the general assembly.

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Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That the citizens of Marion county shall vote for senators and Rep-ferson & Hamilton resentatives to the general assembly, in conjunc-, for senator & rep. tion with the citizens of Jefferson and Hamilton at resentatives. such precincts as may be laid off by their county commissioners agreeably to law.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That each of the commissioners appointed to fix the county seat of Marion county, shall receive a compensation of two dollars per day, for each and every day they may be necessarily employed in performing that duty.

Two dollars per day allowed commissionors for each day employed.

AN ACT for the relief of Amos Chipps.

APPROVED, January 24, 1823.

Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois, represented in the general assembly, That the auditor of public accounts is hereby required to issue his warrant on the treasurer of this state for the sum of forty-four dollars and thirty-eight cents in favor of Amos Chipps, sheriff of Pope county; it being the one per cent. per day charged said Chipps, as sheriff aforesaid, for not having paid. over the taxes accruing to the state, agreeable to law, which warrant, when issued as aforesaid, the treasurer of the state is hereby required to pay.

AN ACT to divorce Mary Farr from the bands
of matrimony.

APPROVED, January 24, 1823.

Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois represented in the general assembly, That the bands of matrimony existing between Mary Farr and 'Archibald Farr, be, and the same are hereby dissolved.

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AN ACT to authorise William Morrison and Eli-
sha C. Hickox to collect toll for crossing their
bridge at Kaskaskia,

APPROVED, January 24, 1823.

Whereas William Morrison and Elisha C. Hickox have erected a bridge across the Kaskaskia river, opposite the town of Kaskaskia, which work is very beneficial to the public: Therefore,

Sec. 1 Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois, represented in the general assembly, That Authorised to co the said William Morrison and Elisha C. Hickox be, and they are hereby authorised to demand and receive toll for crossing the same. At either end of which bridge the said William Morrison and Elisha C. Hickox, or their heirs, are authorised to place a toll gate, where they may ask and demand of the persons passing over the same, the rates of toll hereinafter specified: Provided the said bridge the navigation of be so altered within one year from the passage of this act as not to obstruct the navigation of the

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Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said William Morrison and Elisha C. Hickox, or their to keep the bridge heirs, shall, at all times, keep such bridge in good repair, and allow a speedy passage to all persons and their property over it, upon the receipt of the toll in such cases allowed by this act; and if, at any one time, said bridge should be left out of repair for the space of two weeks, the said bridge shall accrue to the county in which it may be: Provi

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ded, however, the destruction of said bridge by

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fire, high water, or any other unavoidable accident, Destroyed by reshall not work a forfeiture of the privileges hereby paired immediategranted, but the said proprietors or their heirs shall proceed immediately to repair the same.

to be established in one qr. of a mile.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That no person No bridge or ferry shall within the period of twenty years, build a bridge or establish a ferry across said river, within the distance of one quarter of a mile above or below said bridge.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the rates of toll for passing over said bridge, shall be, and they are hereby established as follows: viz. Every four wheeled carriage, drawn by one horse, ox or mule, Rates of toll. twenty-five cents; each additional one of either, twelve and one half cents; a two wheeled carriage, twenty-five cents; a man and horse, twelve and a half cents; a man on foot, six and one fourth cents; loose cattle and horses, per head, six and one fourth cents; and for smaller stock, such as hogs and sheep, per head, three cents.

AN ACT regulating Elections.

· APPROVED, January 3, 1823.

conducted as here

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois represented in the general assembly, That all general and special elections, for governor, lieu- All elections to bs tenant-governor, representative to Congress, sena- in prescribed. tors and representatives to the general assembly, and county officers, shall be conducted in the manner hereinafter prescribed by this act.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That all elections

shall be held at the county seat, or at the place

where the courts are held and in such other election Elections, where precincts, not exceeding four in any county, as the to be held. county commissioners, may in their discretion, lay off and establish: Provided, that no such election precinct shall be laid out, except in pursuance of the petition of not less than fifty qualified voters residing within the limits of the proposed election precinct.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for any elector to vote for governor and lieutenant-governor, at any place of holding an elec

on petition of fifty voters.

Electors may vote


governor &c in their gongressional


tion within this state, for representatives to corgress at any place of holding an election within the congressional district in which such elector resides; for senators and representatives to the general assembly, at any place of holding an election within the senatorial or representative districe in which he resides; and for county officers, at any place of holding an election within the county of which he is a resident: Provided always, that when any elector shall vote at any precinct where he is not entitled to vote for all the officers to be chosen at such election, he shall present to the judges of the elec tion an open ballot, in order that they may be satisfied that such elector has confined his vote to the officers for whom he is entitled to vote. And if liable to fine for any elector shall vote more than once at any elecVoting twice.

Elector voting out of his precinct.

Judges of election, and clerks, how appointed.

tion held under the authority of this act, he shall be fined in the sum of one hundred dollars, to be recovered by indictment, before any court having jurisdiction of the case; and the whole of such fine shall be appropriated to the use of the county in which the offence may be committed.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the county commissioners' court of the several counties, at their last stated term preceding any election, shall appoint three capable and discreet persons, possessing the qualifications of electors, to act as judges of the election in each election precinct; and the judges of the election so appointed shall choose two persons, having the like qualifications, to act as clerks of the election. The said judges of the election shall be and continue judges of all elections of civil officers, to be held within their precinct, until other judges shall be appointed as hereinbefore directed. And the said clerks of the election shall continue to act as such during the pleasure of the judges of the election. And the counCommiss'rs court ty commissioners' court shall, from time to time, fill all vacancies which may take place in the office of judges of the election in any election precinct within their respective counties.

to fill vacancies.

Ballot boxes to be delivered to couny, clerk.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That all persons who may have in their possession any ballot box, or boxes, the property of any township within this state, shall, as soon as may be after the publication of this act, deliver the same to the clerk of the county commissioners' court, of the county in

which such township is situated; and if there sha not be a sufficient number of ballot boxes to furnish one to each election precinct, the said clerk

cinct with a ballot

shall procure the requisite number, and furnish one County clerks to of them to the judges appointed to preside in each furnish each pres election precinct, such ballot boxes to be of con- box. venient dimensions, having a lid secured with lock, key and hinges, through which lid there shall be an aperture two inches long and one fourth of an inch wide for the purpose of putting the ballots

therein; and such ballot boxes shall be and remain Ballot boxes to be the property of the county, and when not in use, judges of the eles kept by one of the shall be placed in the care of one of the judges of tion. election, to be determined by let if they cannot otherwise agree. The cost of such ballot boxes shall be paid out of the county treasury, in the same manner as other county debts are paid.

Elections to be

houses &c.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That the judges of election are hereby authorised and required to name a certain house in their precinct, as nearly central as circumstances and convenience will ad- held at the court mit of, at which the electors shall meet when and as often as they may be required to vote for civil officers: Provided, that all elections held in the precinct in which the seat of justice is established, shall be held at the court-house, or at the house where the courts are usually held.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That the said

judges of election shall, at least fifteen days pre- Judges to give no vious to any general election, or eight days at tice of election, & least before any special election, give public notice of such election, by posting up in three of the most public places in the precinct, a written or printed notification of the time and place of holding such election, and stating therein the number and de'scription of the officers to be chosen; said notification to be, as nearly as circumstances will admit, as follows: "Notice is hereby given that on Monday, the day of next, at the house of precinct, in the county of an election will be held for (one governor, one lieutenant-governor, one representative to the congress of the United States, one senator, three representatives in the general assembly of this state, one sheriff, one coroner, three county commissioners &c. as the case may require,) which election will be opened at eight o'clock in the morning, and will continue


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