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CHAPTER 406.

AN ACT for the benefit of Joseph L. Ray, late sheriff of Shelby county, and

Henry Browne, late sheriff of Washington county.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Kentucky:

§ 1. That Jos. L. Ray, late sheriff of Shelby county, and
Henry Browne, late sheriff of Washington county, be per-
mitted until the 1st day of March, 1862, to return their
delinquent Auditor's list for the year 1860.
§ 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved February 26, 1862.

CHAPTER 408.

AN ACT for the benefit of Joel A. McFarland, pauper idiot of Adair county.

WHEREAS, It appears to this General Assembly that Joel A. McFarland was found an idiot by inquisition of the Adair circuit court, prior to 1860, and was allowed $10 per annum for his support; but on account of the negligence or inattention of his committee he was not brought before the court in 1860, as required by law; that said McFarland is still an idiot, and is poor and needy; therefore,

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

1. That it may be lawful for the clerk of the Adair circuit court to hold an inquisition on said Joel A. McFarland; and if it shall appear that he is still an idiot, and that his committee has provided for him a support and maintenance since November, 1860, said clerk shall certify these facts, together with the finding of said inquisition, to the Auditor of Public Accounts, who shall thereupon draw his warrant on the Treasurer for the balance due said idiot, from November, 1860, till the next term of the Adair circuit court, at the rate of forty dollars per yearthe warrant to be in favor of the committee of said idiot. § 2. This act to be in force from its passage.

Approved February 26, 1862.

CHAPTER 410..
AN ACT for the benefit of George W. Darlinton, late sheriff of Greenup

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

§ 1. That the sheriff of Greenup county is hereby authorized and empowered to collect any unpaid taxes due to

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George W. Darlinton, late sheriff of Greenup county, and
may distrain therefor as allowed by law in the collection of
tax, and under like responsibilities.
§ 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved February 26, 1862.

CHAPTER 411.

AN ACT to amend the charter of the town of Columbia, in Adair county.

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

§ 1. That the present police judge of the town of Colum- Police judge to bia, and the marshal of said town, shall hold their respective

be elected. offices until the August election, 1862, in Adair county, at which time a police.judge shall be elected by the qualified voters of said town, for the same length of time as the county judge of said county, and so on every four years thereafter; and at the same time a marshal shall be elected by the qualified voters of said town, who shall hold his office for the same period as the office of sheriff is now held, and shall be so elected every two years thereafter ; that said police judge and marshal shall have the same Powern. power, authority, and jurisdiction, that they have by the laws now in force: Provided, That before the marshal of said town shall enter upon the duties of his office, he shall take the oaths now prescribed by law for constables, and shall execute and acknowledge in the Adair county court, a bond, with two or more good and sufficient sureties, to Bond. be approved by said court, conditioned as constables' bonds, upon which bond a recovery may be had by any one injured by a breach thereof: Provided further, That said police judge shall hold a court, for the trial of civil causes, on the last days of March and September of each year, unless said days come on Sunday, in which event the court is to be held the Saturday before, to continue at each term until the business thereof be completed; and all laws authorizing a greater number of terms to be held in any one year, is hereby repealed. $ 2. This act to be in force from its passage.

Approved February 26, 1862.

CHAPTER 412.
AN ACT for the benefit of the sheriff of Estill county.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

$1. That further time be allowed the sheriff of Estill

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county, until the April county court, 1862, for said county,
to return his delinquent list for the year 1861; that the
county judge of said county summon the justices to attend
said April term, 1862, of said county court, for the purpose
of receiving said delinquent list.
§ 2. This act to take effect from its passage.

Approved February 26, 1862.

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CHAPTER 413.

AN ACT for the benefit of Boyle county. WHEREAS, It is represented to this General Assembly that the county of Boyle is indebted for the construction of a jail building, and that its revenues are not sufficient to pay off this debt and the other debts incurred for said county; therefore,

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

§ 1. That the county court of Boyle county, a majority County court empowered to of all the justices thereof being present, shall have power, levy tax.

and it is hereby declared to be their duty, to impose and levy an annual ad valorem tax on all the property listed for taxation, and lying and being in said county, of not exceeding ten cents nor less than seven cents on the one hundred dollars, for the exclusive purpose of paying off and discharging the debts which said county may owe on account of the erection of said jail.

2. The county court shall, as nearly as possible, levy enough, and no more, than will pay the said debt. more should be levied, it will be paid over by the sheriff of the county to the depositum fund of the county. Previous to the imposition and levy of the said tax, the county court shall, nearly as possible, ascertain, and state on their record books, what are the amounts of said jail debt, and the persons to whom the same may be owing.

§ 3. It shall be the duty of the sheriff of the county to collect said tax; for collecting and paying over which he shall be allowed two per cent. on the whole amount collected and paid over.

$ 4. It shall be the duty of the sheriff of said county to keep the sums collected under this act separate and apart from other taxes by him collected; and to collect the tax which may be imposed, he shall have the same power of collection that is given to sheriffs of this Commonwealth to collect other taxes; and he and his sureties shall be liable for failure to collect and pay over said taxes, as in cases of other taxes. 8 5. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved February 26, 1862

CHAPTER 415.

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AN ACT to amend the charter of the town of Jamestown, in Campbell county.

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

§ 1. That so much of the charter of the town of Jamestown as creates and establishes the office of police judge in and for the town of Jamestown, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

§ 2. That within the limits of the town of Jamestown, the mayor of said town shall have the powers and jurisdiction of a justice of the peace of this Commonwealth; and for the purpose of examining criminal charges, the power and jurisdiction of two justices, subject to all the restrictions and liabilities incident to the said office of justice of

the peace.

§ 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved February 28, 1662.

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CHAPTER 417.
AN ACT to amend the charter of the Kentucky River turnpike road company.

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

$ 1. That the president, directors, and company of the May erect two Kentucky River turnpike road company, shall have power part Tying to erect, on that part of their road lying north of the Ken- north of river. tucky river, two gates, at which they may collect the rates of toll now authorized by their charter, whenever the same shall be fully completed between the Winchester and Lexington turnpike road and Adams & Co.'s steam-mill, on the Kentucky river, although the distance between said termini falls short of ten full miles, being nine and a half miles. § 2. That on that part of their road lying on the south May erect one

that side of the Kentucky river, in Madison county, said presi- p'rt lying south dent, directors, and company shall have power to erect a gate, and collect half the rates of toll now authorized by their charter, so‘soon as the part of the road on which this gate is erected shall be sufficiently graded for all kinds of travel over the same.

§ 3. That the net proceeds of said road shall be applied Net proceeds of to the completion of said road on both sides of the river; plied to its.comand no dividends shall be declared and distributed until pletion. the entire line of said road has been fully graded and metaled according to the provisions of the charter of said company.

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roads the hands now subject to such labor belonging to the Hande may be exempt from stockholders in said turnpike road living adjacent to the working on dirt

same: Provided, They shall render the same amount of
labor on said turnpike road, in completing it, as they are
now required to perform on the dirt roads in their county
respectively, not to exceed six days annually.
9 5. This act to be of force from its passage.

Approved February 28, 1862.

CHAPTER 419.
AN ACT for the benefit of the Richmond and Irvine turnpike road company.

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

§ 1. That power and authority be, and are hereby, conferred upon the board of managers of the Richmond and Irvine turnpike road company to borrow money, at any rate not to exceed eight per centum, sufficient to pay off the debts due and owing by said company; and to secure the payment of said debts, may transfer, in mortgage, said road and its franchises. The interest on the money so borrowed to be paid serni-annually, if the board should so contract with the lender; and the interest hereby authorized to be paid to be collected by the lender, anything in the statutes of the State against usury to the contrary notwithstanding § 2. This act to be of force from its passage.

Approved February 28, 1862.

CHAPTER 420.
AN ACT for the benefit of George B. Grundy, sheriff of McCracken county.

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

§ 1. That Geo. B. Grundy, sheriff of McCracken county, be, and he is hereby, allowed until the first Monday in May, 1862, to execute the bond required by law for the collection of the revenue tax of McCracken county for the year 1862; and such bond, when executed, shall, to all intents and purposes, be as binding and obligatory upon the sheriff and his sureties in said bond as if executed as now required by law.

$ 2. If the said sheriff shall execute the bond as provided for in the first section of this act, he shall be relieved from the forfeiture of his office by reason of his failure to execute said bond at the time prescribed by the laws now in force. § 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved February 28, 1862.

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