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lands and other property and laying a tax thereon,
approved March 27, 1819;" and the said sheriffs re-
spectively 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
sball hereafter be allowed the same per centum on Sheriffs allowed 7
all the taxes they may collect and pay into the 1 2 per cent on all
treasury; and it shall be the duty of the commis- taxes hereafter col

lected.
sioners' court, and the auditor of public accounts,
to allow each sheriff a credit for the same.

AN ACT for the benefit of the infant heirs of Re

sen Club, deceased.

APPROVED, December 26, 1822.

$ec, 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

perty in land. sing out of the sale of the personal property of said Resen Club, deceased, or otherwise, as belongs to the infant beirs 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 Deeds to be in the 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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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

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 beretofore and now existing between Nancy Milton and Andrew Milton, be, and they are bëreby dissolved.

AN ACT to authorise the Auditor to issue his war.

rant 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 sun 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 appropriated.

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 Boundaries of Pike 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

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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: Garret Van Dusen, Ossian M. Ross, John M. Smith, Com’rs. authorise Daniel Moore, and Daniel Shinn, who, after being so fix on place to 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 1823. 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 eligibility of the place. And they are hereby authoris- Authorised to re ed to receive, as a donation for the use of said ceive donation

any quantity of county, any quantity of land that may be deter- land. mined on by them; and any proprietor that may choose to offer suchi 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 commis- place fixed upor sioners' court, in said county, which court shall who shall cause a cause an entry thereof to be made on their books entry thereof on

their books of re of record.

Sec" 3. Be it further enacted, That the said commissioners shall receive, as a compensation for their services, the sum of two dollars a day for Commissioners a each day by them necessarily spent, in discharg- lowed two dollar 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.

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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

ais stale.

all coinmon assurances of any kind whatsoever,

which shall have been, or may be hereafter per. Feeds, mortgves, fected and executed according, and in conformity -9.executed ac

to the laws of the state or territory, in which they Ortling to the laws

the state where may be respectively made, for lands, tenements, ade, are good in 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, tene

ments and hereditaments, lying within this state sli dieeds hereto- which have been executed, and acknowledged, in ot acknowledged conformity with the laws of the state or territory ccording to the in which they were executed, and which have aws of ihis state, heretofore been reduced to record, in the record-eclared yalid.

er'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 ICT to er.courage 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 Two hundred do the person who shall kill the greatest number of zars reward to the wolves, not less than sixty, within this state, beperson who shall tween the fifteenth day of April one thousand eight Eill not less than 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, Twenty dollars not less than ten, within the limits of any one counremium to kill ty in this state, shall be entitled to the sum of twen.

olves in any coun. ty dollars: Provided, that when it shall appear, y.

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

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duty of every person wishing to obtain any of the above premiums, to take the scalps with the ears scalps with the

ears to buy taken to entire, to the clerk of the county commissioners'

the county clerk. court of the county in which he resides, which clerk shall administer to him an oath or affirmation in the following form, to-wit: “I, A. B. do solemnly swear, (or affirin, 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 parished 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 Clerk to desu og said scalps, and to give to such person taking such scalps &e. oath or affirmation a certificate to the following effect: State of Illinois,

County, I certify that A. B. of the county and state aforesaid, has this day presented to me wolf

Form of the certio scalps, and made oath, as the law directs, that they

ticate. 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 at this

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C. D. clerk of the county commissioners' court of county. And the person receiving said certificate sha!l, Pastv 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. She 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 Citizens of any petition the county.commissioners' court of such county to petitim

the county court, county to offer premiums for the destruction of

so offer premium wolves, and when, in the opinion of said court, a lor wolfeculpe. majority of the citizens of the county shall bare

day of

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