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dred dollars for insurance, payable on the first of January, Insurance. eighteen hundred and sixty-six.

3. The directors of the said last named institution hav

and dumb for

ing advanced thirty-five hundred dollars, for the purchase of Directors of deaf a strip of land, of seven and forty-four hundredths acres, ad- land. joining the land of the institution on the north, deemed necessary for use and protection, the auditor of public accounts is required to issue warrants on the treasury, in favor of said directors, for said amount, with interest at the rate of ten per cent. per annum, from the first of May, eighteen hundred and and sixty-four, until the date of payment: Provi- Proviso. ded, said directors shall, within twenty days after the passage of this act, produce to him a deed, legally acknowledged, be produced. conveying said land, in fee, to the said institution: Provi- Further provided, further, that no such warrants shall be issued until funds shall be in the treasury for the payment thereof.

4. This act shall take effect on its passage.

APPROVED February 15th, 1865.

Deed of land to ⚫

ded.

AN ACT making appropriations for the completion of the east wing of the In force Feb. 8, Illinois State Hospital for the Insane.

1865.

for east wing of

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That, for the purpose of completing the east wing of said hospital, including the heating apparatus, the sum of seventy-five thousand Appropriation dollars is appropriated, payable out of any money in the treas- hospital. hry not otherwise appropriated, on the order of the board of rustees; one-third of said sum shall be payable on the first one-third paya lay of March, A. D. 1865; one-third of said sum on the first One-third Aug. lay of August, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-five; and 1, 1866. he remaining third on the first day of March, A. D. eighteen One-third March hundred and sixty-six.

ble March 1, '65

1, 1866.

notice six weeks

§ 2. The trustees of said hospital are directed and reuired, before making any contract for the completion of the ast wing of said hospital, to give public notice, in the Jack- Trustees to give onville Sentinel and the Jacksonville Journal, published in for proposals. aid town of Jacksonville; the State Register and State ournal, published in the city of Springfield; and the Chicao Times and the Chicago Tribune, published in the city of hicago, for at least six weeks, that sealed proposals will be ceived for said work; and said notice shall contain a deription of the kind and quality of work, and the extent of the Notice to contain provement to be made, and all other necessary specifica- of work. ons; and said board of trustees are hereby required to let Work to be let to id work to the lowest responsible bidder or bidders, requir- sible bidder. g a good and sufficient bond from the contractor or contract- Contractor

kind and extent

lowest respon

to

ors, for the faithful performance of said work. And in the completion of said east wing of said hospital suitable provision shall be made for the reception and safe keeping of that Class of patients class of patients denominated homicidal and suicidal; and to be retained. such patient shall be retained in the institution, although incurable: Provided, the number of incurable patients shall not at any time exceed fifty.

Proviso.

§ 3. That the sum of five thousand dollars is appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise approFurnishing east priated, for the furnishing of the east wing of said hospital, wing of hospital on the order of the board of trustees of the Illinois state hospital for the insane, by the first day of July, A. D. 1866,

if said wing shall be built; and the said trustees are hereby authorized to expend the balance, of eight hundred and West wing of seventy-three dollars 31-100, appropriated to furnish the hospital to be west wing, for such purpose as may be necessary for the completion of said east wing: Provided, said board of trustees may find it necessary to use said sum: And provided, Further proviso. further, said east wing shall be built.

furnished.

Proviso.

§ 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 8, 1865.

1865.

In force Feb. 16, AN ACT to appropriate twenty-five thousand dollars, to purchase the tract of land in which repose the remains of Stephen A. Douglas.

Governor

chase lot.

au

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly, That the govthorized to pur- ernor of the state of Illinois is hereby authorized to purchase, in the name of the state of Illinois, the lot of ground in which now repose the remains of Stephen A. Douglas, deceased, to-wit: Lot one, (1,) of the lower tier of Oakenwald, subdivision of part of the south half of the north-east quarter of section 34, township 39 north, range 14 east, in the city of Chicago, Cook county, Illinois, and now owned by Mrs. A. Douglas; the same to be held as a burial place for said deceased, and for no other purpose; and the sum o twenty-five thousand dollars, or such less sum as may be required, is hereby appropriated out of any unappropriated money in the treasury. And upon the certificate of the stract and deed governor, as to the amount required, and that he has receiv ed an abstract of title and a proper deed, conveying the fe of the above described premises, as herein required, bein, presented to the auditor of public accounts, he shall draw hi warrant for the sum thus certified to, as a full payment c the consideration money for the conveyance, as aforesaid and the governor is hereby requested to pay such sum

Governor's tificate of ab

tient's cer

of title.

money, appropriated as above, to Mrs. A. Douglas, and to Money to be paid no other person whatsoever.

§ 3. This act shall be deemed a public act, and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED February 16, 1865.

to Mrs. A. Douglas.

AN ACT to furnish the governor's mansion.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the auditor be required to draw his warrant on the treasurer, for the sum of four hundred and forty-five dollars, in favor of Mrs. William H. Bissell, for five paintings and three engravings, sold by her to the state, for the mansion of the governor. This act shall be in force upon its passage. APPROVED February 9, 1865.

In force Feb. 9,
1865.

Auditor to issue

warrant to Mrs.
Wm. H. Bissell.

AN ACT to provide for the postage of the present general assembly.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the sum of five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any funds in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of paying the postage of the present general assembly.

2. On the certificate of the secretary of state, showing the amount of postage used by this general assembly, not exceeding the said sum of five thousand dollars, the auditor of public accounts shall draw his warrant on the treasury, in favor of the postmaster of the city of Springfield, for the sum so certified by the secretary of state.

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furnished

§ 3. That the postage stamps ordered by this general Stamps to assembly be furnished by the secretary of state to the officers members. and members of the senate and house of representatives, upon their written orders.

drawn.

84. The secretary of state is hereby directed not to Stamps, allow any member of the senate or house of representatives to draw more than the one hundred and tenth part of said five thousand dollars.

ate.

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85. The secretary of state is hereby directed to procure, Stamps for the use of the speaker of the senate, United States post- speaker of senage stamps, to the amount of not exceeding fifty dollars. $6. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED January 6, 1865.

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In force Feb. 18, 1865.

BANK COMMISSIONERS-BANK NOTE PLATES.

AN ACT to abolish the office of bank commissioners.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the office Office abolished. of bank commissioners be and the same is hereby abolished. § 2. The duties heretofore devolving on the said comAuditor to per- missioners shall be performed by the auditor of public ac commissioners. counts and state treasurer, without extra compensation therefor.

form duties of

3. This act to be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED February 13, 1865.

1865.

In force Feb. 16, AN ACT to define the duties of the auditor in regard to the preparation of bank note plates and impressions, and to afford greater security in the safe keeping of the same.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: I. That whenever any bank of this state, organized under the provisions of the general banking law, shall desire an order from the auditor of public accounts, for the engraving of any bank note plate or the printing of any bank note impressions, to Auditor to issue be used by such bank as notes of general circulation, it shall be lawful for the auditor to issue such order to any engraving or bank note company that he may approve, for the performance of the work required, under such general regulations as he may prescribe, not inconsistent with the provisions of said general banking law, or of this act; such work to be in all cases done at the expense of the bank, and to be so expressly stated in the order.

order for bank note plates.

Expense to be

paid by bank.

posited in vault

office.

II. Upon completion of the work ordered, it shall be the Plates to be de- duty of the auditor to cause all plates used for the printing of treasurer's of such notes to be sealed up by the company executing the work, in one package, and deposited in the vault of the bank department, in the treasurer's office, together with an affidavit attached, from some officer of the company, that such package contains all the plates used in the printing of such bank notes.

Affidavit.

Impressions to

treasurer with affidavit,

III. All impressions, imperfect impressions and proof be forwarded to sheets, which may be printed from such plates, in pursuance of such orders, shall be forwarded direct to the treasurer of state, together with the printer's affidavit, setting forth the whole number of such impressions or proof sheets that have been taken from said plates, from the time the same were completed until the plates were sealed up as aforesaid; and Treasurer to de- the treasurer shall keep and deliver said impressions to the sions to auditor auditor, in the same manner as is now provided by law. IV. If the auditor shall, upon examination of such im

liver impres

BILLS OF DISCOVERY-BONDS.

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auditor

may refuse to issue.

pression, be dissatisfied with the quality of the paper or the
style of the engraving, it shall be his duty to refuse to issue When
the same, and to require the preparation of better notes.
This act to be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 16, 1865.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to dispense with bills of discov- In force Feb. 18, ery in certain cases."

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the act, entitled "An act to dispense with bills of discovery in cer

1865.

not testify in

tain cases," approved February 20, 1861, shall not be so Plaintiff or de-
construed as to allow a plaintiff or defendant to testify, in fendant may
his own interest, against his co-plaintiff or co-defendant, or his own inter-
show a joint obligation by such co-plaintiff or co-defendant
with such witness.

$ 2.
This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 16, 1865.

est.

AN ACT to provide for the payment of interest of certain state bonds. In force Feb. 16,

1865.

WHEREAS, by the provisions of an act, entitled "An act to Preamble.
indemnify the state of Illinois against loss by reason of
unlawful funding of canal indebtedness," the interest on
Illinois and Michigan canal bonds, numbered from 900 to
993, and from 886 to 899, was suspended until otherwise
provided by law; and whereas full payment has now been
made to the state for all of said bonds, including principal
and interest, and all of said bonds, except sixteen, have
been taken up by the state; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the state

treasurer is hereby authorized and required to resume the Treasurer to repayment of interest on said bonds, now outstanding, inclu- of interest on ding the arrears of interest from July 1st, A. D. 1863.

$2.

§ 2. This act to be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED February 16, 1865.

bonds.

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