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lands and other property and laying a tax thereon, approved March 27, 1819;" and the said sheriffs respectively are released from the payment of any forfeiture of one per cent. per day incurred under the provisions of the fifteenth section of the above recited act.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That all sheriffs

shall hereafter be allowed the same per centum on Sheriffs allowed 7 all the taxes they may collect and pay into the 12 per cent on all treasury; and it shall be the duty of the commis- taxes hereafter col sioners' court, and the auditor of public accounts, to allow each sheriff a credit for the same.

lected.

AN ACT for the benefit of the infant heirs of Resen Club, deceased.

APPROVED, December 26, 1822.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois represented in the general assembly, That

Samuel H. Club and Nancy Club, administrators Adm❜rs. authorisof Resen Club, deceased, be, and they are hereby ed to vest proceeds of personal pro. authorised to vest such portion of the monies ari

sing out of the sale of the personal property of perty in land. said Resen Club, deceased, or otherwise, as belongs to the infant heirs of the said Resen Club, deceased, in real estate; the same to be purchased in such manner as the said administrators may deem most conducive to the interests of said infant. heirs; and the deeds for the same to be taken in name of the infant the names of said infant heirs.

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heirs.

AN ACT declaring the Sangamon river a naviga

ble stream.

APPROVED, December 26, 1822.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois, represented in the general assembly, That Sangamon river de the Sangamon river from its mouth (following the clared navigable. main channel) to the third principal meridian, be

and the same is hereby declared a navigable stream; that no dam of any description, or other obstruc

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AN ACT to divorce Nancy Milton from the bands
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of matrimony."

APPROVED, December 27, 1822.

Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois represented in the general assembly, That the bands of matrimony heretofore and now existing between Nancy Milton and Andrew Milton, be, and they are hereby dissolved.

AN ACT to authorise the Auditor to issue his warrant on the Treasurer for the purposes therein contained.

APPROVED, December 27, 1822.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois represented in the general assembly, That the auditor of public accounts be, and he is hereby authorised and required to issue his warrant on the treasurer, for the sum of one hundred dollars to each member of the present general assembly, the speaker of both houses; the secretary of the senate; clerks and door-keepers; and the treasurer is hereby authorised and required to pay the same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropri ated.

Boundaries of Pike

AN ACT defining the boundaries of Pike county, and for other purposes.'

APPROVED, December 30, 1822.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois represented in the general assembly, That the county of Pike shall be bounded as follows, county established. to-wit: on the north by the base line; on the east by the Illinois river; and on the west by the Mississippi: and all the rest and residue of the territory composing the county of Pike, before the passage of this act, shall be attached to, and be a part

of said county, until otherwise disposed of by the general assembly of this state.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That for the purpose of fixing the permanent seat of justice of said county the following persons be, and the same are hereby appointed commissioners, to-wit: Gar

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ret Van Dusen, Ossian M. Ross, John M. Smith, Com'rs. authorise Daniel Moore, and Daniel Shinn, who, after being to fix on place fo duly sworn, before some judge or justice of the the seat of justice peace of this state, faithfully and impartially to discharge the duties imposed upon them by this act, shall meet at the house of John Shaw, in said county, on or before the first day of March next, March 1825. and proceed to determine on the permanent seat of justice of the said county, and designate the same, taking into consideration the accommodation and convenience of the people, the future population of the county, and the health and eligibi

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lity of the place. And they are hereby authoris- Authorised to re ed to receive, as a donation for the use of said ceive donation county, any quantity of land that may be deter- land. mined on by them; and any proprietor that may choose to offer such donation of land; which place so fixed and determined upon, the said commis- To certify to th sioners shall certify under their hands and seals, county commisand return the same to the next county commissioners' court, in said county, which court shall cause an entry thereof to be made on their books of record.

Sec 3. Be it further enacted, That the said commissioners shall receive, as a compensation for

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their services, the sum of two dollars a day for Commissioners a each day by them necessarily spent, in discharg- lowed two dolla ing the duties imposed upon them by this act, to per diem. be allowed by the commissioners' court, and paid

out of the county treasury.

AN ACT concerning Deeds executed without this
State

APPROVED, December 30, 1822.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois represented in the general assembly, That all deeds, mortgages, transfers, conveyances, and

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all common assurances of any kind whatsoever, which shall have been, or may be hereafter per fected and executed according, and in conformity to the laws of the state or territory, in which they may be respectively made, for lands, tenements, and hereditaments, lying and being within this state, shall be and are hereby declared to be valid, to all intents and purposes, good and available in law, and admitted to be recorded in the same manner that deeds executed in pursuance to the laws of this state are.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That all deeds and conveyances, for the conveyance of lands, tenements and hereditaments, lying within this state which have been executed, and acknowledged, in conformity with the laws of the state or territory in which they were executed, and which have heretofore been reduced to record, in the recorder's office, shall be deemed and held to be duly executed and recorded in as full and perfect a manner as if the said deeds and conveyences were proved and acknowledged according to the laws of this state.

AN ACT to encourage the destruction of Wolves.
APPROVED, January 28, 1823.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of
Illinois represented in the general assembly, That
the
person who shall kill the greatest number of
wolves, not less than sixty, within this state, be-
tween the fifteenth day of April one thousand eight
hundred and, twenty-three, and the fifteenth day
of November, one thousand eight hundred and
twenty-four, shall be entitled to the sum of two
hundred dollars; and the person who shall kill, with
in the time aforesaid, the greatest number of wolves,
not less than ten, within the limits of any one coun-
ty in this state, shall be entitled to the sum of twen-
ty dollars: Provided, that when it shall appear,
that two or more persons applying for the same
premium, have killed, as aforesaid, an equal and
the highest number of wolves, such premium shall
be divided equally among such persons.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the

Scalps with the ears to be taken to

the county clerk.

duty of every person wishing to cbtain any of the above premiums, to take the scalps with the ears entire, to the clerk of the county commissioners' court of the county in which he resides, which derk shall administer to him an oath or affirmation in the following form, to-wit: "I, A. B. do solemnly swear, (or affirm, as the case may be,) that the scalps now presented by me, are the scalps of wild wolves, which have been killed by me, within the limits of this state, (or this county, as the case may require,, since the fifteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and twentythree." And whoever shall take such oath or Persons taking a affirmation, knowing it to be false, shall be deemed false oath to be guilty of perjury, and shall suffer such punishment pushed as for perjury. as is now, or may be hereafter prescribed by law for persons guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury; and it shall be the duty of said clerk to destroy said scalps, and to give to such person taking such oath or affirmation a certificate to the following effect:

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I certify that A. B. of the county and state aforesaid, has this day presented to me wolf scalps, and made oath, as the law directs, that they were the scalps of wild wolves, killed by him within the limits of this state (or county as the case may be,) since the fifteenth day of April, 1823, which scalps have been destroyed by me. Dated this day of 182

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And the person receiving said certificate shall, Party or agent to by himself or agent, present the same to the Aud- present certificate itor of Public Accounts on the third day of the to the auditor who next stated session of the general assembly; and grant a warrant. the Auditor shall examine all the certificates to him presented, and grant a warrant to every person entitled to a premium by this act; and it shall be the duty of the Treasurer to pay the same.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for citizens of any county in this state, to petition the county.commissioners' court of such county to offer premiums for the destruction of wolves, and when, in the opinion of said court, a majority of the citizens of the county shall have

Citizens of any

county to petition the county court to offer premiums for wolf scalps.

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