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

1865.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the gold Specie appropri- and silver coin, now in the treasury, be and is hereby sterling appropriated, for the purpose of paying the interest on the sterling bonds of the state, which are payable in London.

ated for interest

on

bonds.

Treasurer to use

coin for change.

2. That the state treasurer shall appropriate and use ex- the coin, thus set apart, for the purpose of purchasing sterling exchange, for the payment of said interest, as it becomes due, unless otherwise ordered by the general assembly.

Treasurer may

est fund.

83. That, when the amount of such coin in the treasury draw on inter- is exhausted, in the purchase of exchange, as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the treasurer to draw from the interest fund, and purchase sterling exchange, at the market rates in the city of New York, sufficient to pay each installment of interest on said bonds, as it becomes due.

When
railroad
may be used.

Central

§ 4. That, in the event of a deficiency of the interest fund fund, the treasurer is hereby authorized to draw from the Illinois Central railroad fund an amount sufficient to complete the payment of such installments of interest, as they become due.

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

APPROVED February 16, 1865.

In force Feb. 16, 1865.

stock bonds.

AN ACT to provide for refunding certain state bonds.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the govGovernor to is- ernor be and he is hereby authorized and requested to issue sue refunded refunded stock coupon bonds, of the kind authorized by the act of February 22d, A. D. 1859, in lieu of all unregistered canal bonds that may be presented by the holders thereof of for exchange. The said refunded stock coupon bonds shall be made of the same tenor, as to amount and time of payment, as the bonds so surrendered for exchange.

Character bonds.

Bonds

celed.

surren

§ 2. The bond, so surrendered shall be canceled and dered to be can- filed in the office of the auditor of public accounts, and a record thereof shall be entered in the proper books at his office.

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

COMMISSIONERS

CORPORATIONS.

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1865.

AN ACT to amend "An act to authorize the appointment of commissioners In force Feb. 16,
to take the proof and acknowledgment of deeds and other instruments,
and to administer oaths, in other states and territories," approved February
17, 1851.

Governor

appoint

sioners.

may addi

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That hereafter, the governor of this state is hereby authorized to name, appoint and commission, in addition to the number author- tional commisized by the act to which this is an amendment, one ccmmissioner, for every ten thousand inhabitants in the cities of other states and territories; but no commission shall issue to any applicant, unless he shall present to the governor a certificate, under seal of the mayor of the city, or the judge Certificate requiof a court of record of the city in which such applicant mission is isresides, of the number of inhabitants of said city, and that sued. said applicant is a proper person to receive such appoint

ment.

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

APPROVED February 16, 1865.

red before com

AN ACT to amend an act entitled,

1865.

An act to authorize the formation of In force Feb. 16, corporate companies for the purpose of mining and transportation," by a general law, approved June 22, 1852.

invest capital

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Peopie of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the above entitled act be, and is hereby so amended as to companies may allow said companies to invest such portion of their capi- stock in real estal stock in such real estate as may be deemed necessary, tate. for the successful prosecution of the business of mining and transportation, and also so amended as to allow persons forming themselves into such corporate companies to provide in their articles of association, that the stockholders shall con- Stockholders to stitute the board of directors provided for by said act, voting in person or by proxy, at all meetings of said company under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed in said articles of association.

APPROVED February 16, 1865.

be directors.

1865.

In force Feb. 16, AN ACT to amend an act entitled, "An act to authorize the formation of corporate companies for the purpose of mining and transportation," by a general law, approved June 22, 1852.

Provisions

and minerals.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the proex- visions of an act entitled "An act to authorize the formatended to oil tion of corporate companies for the purpose of mining and transportation by a general law, be and the same are hereby extended so as to authorize and embrace the formation of companies for the purpose of searching, exploring and boring for oil and minerals, and manufacturing, transporting and disposing of the same, and said companies when formed in compliance with the provisions of this act shall have all the rights, privileges and powers conferred, and shall be subject to all the restrictions, limitations and liabilities imposed by the same.

APPROVED February 16, 1865.

In force Feb. 16, 1865.

AN ACT to authorize corporations to act by attorney.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That any Corporations of corporation, subsisting by the laws of other states or counother states may ties, may constitute and empower, by letter of attorney, neys to act in any person or persons to act as its agent, in the state of Illi

empower attor

this state.

nois, for the performance of such acts and doing such business as such corporation may be authorized to perform, and do, by the laws of the state of Illinois; and all instruments in writing, whether with or without seal, and all acts and things executed or done by such duly qualified agent, shall Acts of agent to have the same force and effect, and be as valid and binding

be binding.

Proviso.

in law, as if executed and done in due form of law by the corporation for whom such agent may act; and any scrawl or seal written or affixed by such agent, so duly empowered, shall be deemed and considered, in such particular instance, as the corporate seal of the corporation for whom such agent is authorized as aforesaid to act: Provided, that this act shall not apply to railroad corporations.

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

APPROVED February 16, 1865.

AN ACT to fix the place of holding of the supreme court for the first division In force Feb. 16, at Cairo, and to fix the time of holding the terms of the supreme court.

1865.

Supreme court,

first div., to be

held at Cairo. Proviso.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, Hereafter the supreme court of the state of Illinois, for the first division, shall be held at the city of Cairo, in Alexander county Provided, the city of Cairo, or some person or persons owning real estate in said city, shall convey to the state of Illinois eligible ground in said city, for the purpose of constructing thereon a suitable building, in which to hold the supreme court of the first division thereof: And, provided, the said city, or the inhabitants thereof, shall furnish to the commissioners hereinafter named, within one year, money sufficient to construct a building in said city in which to hold said supreme court, equal in quality and value to the building in which the said supreme court is now held at Mt. Vernon. And S. S. Taylor, A. B. Safford, and the judge of the su- Commissioners preme court, for the first division, are hereby appointed commissioners to accept the conveyance of said ground and to superintend the construction of the said building. And if the provisions of this section are not complied with by said city of Cairo, as herein provided, they shall be applicable to the town of Centralia for one year thereafter.

appointed.

within which building

§ 2. If the building referred to in the first section of this Time act is not completed by the first day of September, A. D. shall be erected, 1865, the judge of the supreme court, residing in said first division, may give notice in at least four weekly papers, published in said division, that the annual term of the supreme court for the first division, for the year A. D. 1865, will be held in Mount Vernon; and thereupon said term, for the year 1865, shall be held in Mount Vernon.

times.

§ 3. Hereafter the terms of the supreme court for the Change of term first division shall begin and be held on the first Tuesday in November, in each year; and for the third division, on the first Tuesday in April, of each year, instead of the times now fixed by law for holding the same.

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

APPROVED February 16, 1865.

AN ACT to attach the county of McLean to the second grand division, for In force Feb. 16,

judicial purposes.

1865.

WHEREAS, It appears, by the returns of the last census taken Preamble.
by the authority of the state, that the population of the
third grand division, for the election of judge of the su-
preme court, greatly exceeds that of the second grand

added to second

division; and for the purpose of more nearly equalizing the population in said grand divisions or districts, therefore,

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the county of McLean McLean county be detached from the third grand division, and be added to grand division. the second grand division; and that hereafter the said county of McLean shall constitute and form a part of the second grand division for the election of judge of the supreme court, and for all judicial purposes: Provided, that nothing herein Suits not affected contained shall in any manner interfere with any suit now pending in the supreme court for the third grand division, either upon appeal from or on writs of error to the said county of McLean. But that all appeals heretofore prayed for from or writs of error sued out to the said county of McLean, shall be heard and determined in the supreme court for the said third grand division.

by change.

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

APPROVED February 16, 1865.

In force Feb. 15, AN ACT to change the time of holding courts in the fourth judicial circuit.

1865.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the cirTime of holding cuit courts of the several counties composing the fourth judiand Cumber- cial circuit shall be holden at the first terms thereof, after land counties. the passage of this act, at the times now provided by law;

court in Clark

Secretary State to furnish copies of this act.

Laws repealed.

and thereafter they shall be holden as follows: In the county of Clark, on the third Mondays of August and February; in the county of Cumberland, on the third Mondays thereafter.

§ 2. The secretary of state, immediately after the passage of this act, shall transmit copies thereof to the clerks of the circuit and county courts of the several counties composing said circuit.

§ 3. All laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.

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

APPROVED February 15, 1865.

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