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Accounts to cause to be made out a copy of the commis- 1862. sioners' book for any county in this State, and forward the same to the clerk of the county court of said county, upon causo copy to satisfactory proof being presented to him that the original Clerk in certain book on tile in the clerk's office of the county has been cases. destroyed or carried off by persons claiming to act under the authority of the so-called “Confederate States of America," the “Provisional Government of Kentucky," or any person or persons acting without legal authority. The person making out said copy shall be entitled to the Pay. same pay that is now allowed clerks for similar services. $ 3. This act to be in force from the date of its approval.

Approved March 8, 1862.

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CHAPTER 480.

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AN ACT for the benefit of soldiers in the armies of the State of Kentucky and

the United States. WHEREAS, It appears to the satisfaction of the present General Assembly, that in many of the courts of this Commonwealth, bonds and recognizances for penal and criminal charges have been entered into by citizens who have since volunteered as soldiers in the Federal armies of the United States, who cannot therefore appear in court to answer those charges; wherefore,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonweulth of Kentucky:

§ 1. That it shall be good cause for continuance in all Being in the cases of prosecutions for crimes and misdemeanors, pend- States,

arms of United ing in the courts of this Commonwealth, where the

good ground to person

continue or persons, charged by indictment, or otherwise, in such tinuo proceedings, have, since the commencement of the same, tions. volunteered and entered the military service either of the State of Kentucky or of the United States, and who shall, at the calling of the prosecution, be in the army either of the State or United States, and absent from the county where the prosecution is pending.

$ 2. That in all such prosecutions where the person No judgmon! charged has, since the cominencement of the same, entered, to bo rendered and at the calling of the cause is engaged, as aforesaid, in in such cases the service of the State or of the United States, and has after given a bail bond or recognizance for his appearance, no vico. forfeiture of such bond or recognizance, nor judgment thereon, shall be ordered or entered until the second term after such person shall have been discharged from such service, or shall be shown, by competent proof, to have abandoned such service: Provided, That where the surety or sureties in such bail bond or recognizance live in the same

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1862 county where the prosecution is pending, and are not in

the service aforesaid, or where the surety or sureties aforesaid are actually in such county at the calling of the cause, they shall, by writing, or in open court, accept the provisions of this act.

§ 3. Where another person or persons are charged in the Who not entisame proceedings mentioned in the first and second sectlod to prorisions of this tions of this act, he or they shall not be entitled to the ben

efits of this act.
$ 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved March 11, 1862.

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CHAPTER 500.

AN ACT changing the time of holding the Trimble circuit court.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky:

That the fall term of the Trimble circuit court shall be held on the first Monday in October of each year, instead of the time now fixed by law.

Approved March 11, 1862.

CHAPTER 507.

AN ACT prescribing additional duties for assessors of tax. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

That it shall be the duty of the several assessors in the Assessors to tako iu number year 1863, at the same time that they take in the lists of of sheep killed taxable property, to take a list of the number and value of by dogs in 1863,

sheep killed by dogs in their respective counties, from the first day of January, 1862, up to the taking of any such list, and report the same with their respective commissioners' book.

Approved March 11, 1862.

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CHAPTER 509.
AN ACT to amend chapter 15 of the Revised Statutes, entitled “Citizens,

Expatriation, and Aliens"
Be it enacted by the Gencral Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That any citizen of this State who shall enter into the service of the so-called Confederate States, in either a civil or military capacity, or into the service of the so-called

deemed to havo

Provisional Government of Kentucky, in either a civil or 1862. military capacity, or having heretofore entered such service

citiof either the Confederate States or Provisional Government, zen shall bo shall continue in such service after this act takes effect, or

expatriated shall take up or continue in arms against the military forces himself. of the United States or State of Kentucky, or shall give voluntary aid and assistance to those in arms against said forces, shall be deemed to have expatriated himself, and shall no longer be a citizen of Kentucky, nor shall he again be a citizen, except by permission of the Legislatnre, by a general or special statute. § 2. That whenever a person attempts, or is called on to, May be re

quired to negaexercise any of the constitutional or legal rights and priv- tive the expa

triation ileges belonging only to citizens of Kentucky, he may be talks

oath.
required to negative on oath the expatriation provided in
the first section of this act; and upon his failure or refusal
to do so, shall not be permitted to exercise any such right
or privilege.

$3. This act to be of force in thirty days from and after
its passage.

Passed and became a law, the objections of the Governor to the contrary not-
withstanding, March 11, 1862.

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CHAPTER 510.

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AN ACT to repeal in part an act, entitled “ An act regulating the time of hold-
ing quarterly and other courts inferior in jurisdiction to the circuit courts," ap-
froved February 28, 1062.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:
♡ 1. That an act, entitled "An act regulating the time

Act of 28th of holding quarterly and other courts inferior in jurisdic- repcaled as is

February, 1862 tion to the circuits," approved February 28, 1862, so far as corta

tio.
the same applies to the counties of Kenton, Jefferson, Brack-
en, and Bourbon, is hereby repealed, and all the courts
mentioned in raid act shall be held in said counties pre-
cisely as if said act had not been passed.
02. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved March 13, 1862.

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AN ACT providing an office for the Commissioners of Internal Improvement,

and for other purposes.
WHEREAS, It is represented to the present General As-
sembly that the books, papers, &c., belonging to the Board of
Internal Improvement, are placed in three different rooms,

missioners

1862. and in order that said books, papers, &c., may be kept to

gether, and convenient of access and reference; therefore,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

g 1. That the Commissioners of Internal Improvement One room in be authorized and empowered to use and occupy one of Auditor's office to be used for the rooms in the building occupied by the Auditor of Public office of Com

of Accounts, as an office for the safe-keeping of books, papers, Board of Inter- &c., belonging to said Comniissioners; and the Auditor is ment.

hereby directed to furnish one of said rooms for that purpose.

2. Said Commissioners are hereby authorized to draw Books and stạ; from the Auditor such stationery as may be required by tionery allow'd the board.

them, as well as record books, &c., nol to exceed twenty

dollars in value; and they are authorized to obtain from Statutes, acts, the State library a copy of Stanton's Revised Statutes and and journal.

Code of Practice, together with such other public acts and
journals as the Board of internal Improvement was here-
tofore entitled to.
$ 3. This act to be in force from its passage.

Approved March 14, 1862.

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CHAPTER 520.
AN ACT to amend section 13, chapter 32, article 12, Revised Statutes, con-

cerning elections.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That section 3, of chapter 32, of article 12, Re. 159. R. S., page vised Statutes, concerning elections, be so amended as to Officers of clec

make it the duty of each and all the officers of elections, tion to cause at and during any election in this State required to be held arrested. by law, to cause, by proper process, the immediate arrest

of offenders against the law as contained in the section to which this is an amendment; and power to that end is hereby given to such officers, and upon their neglect or failure to do so, they shall be deemed guilty of a misde

meanor, and, on conviction thereof, upon presentment, Penalty. shall be subject to fine and imprisonment, one or both, in

the discretion of a jury, not exceeding a fine of two hundred dollars, and imprisonment not exceeding two months. 2. This act to take effect from its passage.

Approved March 14, 1862.

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CHAPTER 525.

1862. AN ACT to regulate the amount of public printing and binding. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonweulth of Kentucky:

§ 1. That from and after the passage of this act, there shall be printed by the Public Printer only one thousand copies of the Governor's annual message, only one thousand copies of the Auditor's report, only six thousand copies of What publie the report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, only for mereactor two hundred and fifty copies of the Treasurer’s report, Public Printer.

by only three hundred copies of the report of the Superintendent of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, only two hundred and fifty copies of the reports of the Superintendents of the Lunatic Asylums, only four hundred copies of the report of the Superintendent of the Institution for the Education of Feeble-Minded Children, only five hundred copies of the private acts of the General Assembly, and only three hundred copies of the reports of the heads of institutions not herein specifically named, and only so many of any special message of the Governor as shall be specially ordered by the respective Houses of the General Assembly.

9 2. When any report of a committee, bill, or other document is ordered to be printed, without designating the number of copies to be printed, there shall be only one hundred and fifty of said report, bill, or document printed.

93. That all acts of local incorporations, and not of a public nature, are private acts in the contemplation of this act.

$ 4. That the private and public acts of the General Assembly be printed separately, and when practicable, deemod private they be both embraced in one volume; and when not in

How private separate volumes, and when they can be embraced in one and public acts

be printed volume, only five hundred of the copies shall embrace the end bound! private acts. 0 5. The reports of the Auditor, and one hundred copies

bound and of the Governor's message, the public and private acts, and the journals of each House, shall be bound, and all stiwb d. others shall be only stitched, unless they be specially ordered to be bound. ý 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved March 14, 1862.

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