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$ 3. The fifth section of said act shall continue in full force.

94. The Auditor of Public Accounts shall have, and he is hereby invested with, full power and authority, to allow any sheriff or collector, under his own, or the appointment of the county court, who will undertake the collection of the public revenue in the counties embraced by the provisions of this, and the act to which this is an amendment, or either of them, such commissions upon the amount that may be collected and paid into the public treasury by said officers, as may be agreed upon between the Auditor and said sheriff or collector, not exceeding twelve per centum upon the amount so collected and paid in. § 5. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

A pproved August 28, 1862.

CHAPTER 629.
AN ACT authorizing judgments by detaulı to be recorded in a separate

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

ý 1. That judgments by default, rendered by the several circuit conrts of this Cominonwealth, may be recorded in a separate book kept for that purpose: Provided, That the orders showing the rendition of such judgments be signed by the presiding judge of the court. § 2. This act to be in force from its passage.

Approved August 29, 1862.

CHAPTER 630.
AN ACT to allow Charles Boon to erect a mill dam across the Rolling

Fork of Salt river.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky :

§ 1. That it shall and may be lawful for Charles Boon to erect a mill dam across the Rolling Fork of Salt river, at the Slate Shoals on said Rolling Fork; and to build a grist and saw mill, and to put up any other machinery at said place; and by so doing shall be exempt from all fines and penalties imposed by law for obstructing the navigation of said Rolling Fork. § 2. This act to take effect from its passage.

Approved August 29, 1862.

1862.

CHAPTER 631.
AN ACT for the benefit of the Mounted Volunteer company of Clarke

county, known as the Volunteer Provost Guard.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky :

§ 1. That the county judge of Clarke county be and he is hereby authorized and required, at the regular or a called terın of his court in the month of September, 1862, to levy and assess, by way of taxation, upon the property of said county liable for taxation for revenue purposes, a sum sufficient to support, maintain and pay the volunteer company raised in said county for county purposes, under the command of Capt. John W. Karrick, known as a volun. teer provost guard, for a term of service not exceeding three months from the time of their enrollment—the members of said company each to receive pay for the time they are in actual service, at a rate not exceeding the pay of solviers in the service of the United States, and the officers to receive only the pay of privates in said company.

§ 2. That the sheriff of Clarke county proceed forth with to collect the amount of tax so assessed by said county judge, under the same responsibilities, pains and penalties iinposed upon him in the collection of Sate revenue; and that he receive the same compensation therefor; and that he pay over the amount so collected into the county treasury for the purposes herein.

§ 3. That the county treasurer of Clarke county pay out said funds to the order of said John W. Karrick, or his successor in office, as commandant of said company, for the purposes of this act upon written requisition, to that effect of ihe commandant of said company; and should a plus remain of said fund, over and above the maintenance, support and pay of said company, as herein provided, the same shall be placed to the credit of the county, and held and accounted for as ordinary county revenue. § 4. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

Approved August 29, 1862.

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CHAPTER 632.
AN ACT repealing chapter 82 of Revised Statutes, title “Registration

of Births, Deaths, and Marriages."
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That so much of the Revised Statutes as is einbraced in chapter 82, title Registration of Births, Deaths, and Marriages," be and the same is hereby repealed. § 2. This act shall take effect from its passage,

Approved August 29. 1862.

1862.

CHAPTER 633.
AN ACT to amend the charter of the city of Lexington.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

91. That the Mayor and council of the city of Lexington,
shall be authorized to pay a bounty of fifty dollars to each
of the inhabitants of said city who shall volunteer into the
service of the United States, as a soldier, for three years
or during the continuance of the war, and may levy a
special tax to pay the same.
§ 2. This act to take effect from its passage.

A pproved August 29, 1862.

CHAPTER 634.
AN ACT authorizing the Governor to appoint agents to receive monies

from soldiers in service.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That the Governor is hereby authorized to appoint such agents as he may deem necessary, to receive from soldiers in the service monies that they may desire to send to their homes. The Governor shall prescribe the rules and regulations governing such agents, including compensation for services. He shall require of each agent a covenant with sufficient security, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties. The covenant shall be to the Commonwealth, and an action may be maintained thereon, for a breach thereof, by any person aggrieved, in any court in this State having jurisdiction thereof. § 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved August 29, 1862

CHAPTER 635.
AN ACT repealing all laws allowing pay for scalps of Wild Cats,

Wolves, and Red Foxes.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

01. That all laws allowing a compensation for scalps of wild cats, wolves, and red foxes, are hereby repealed. § 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved August 30, 1862.

1862.

CHAPTER 636.
AN ACT requiring certain officers and teachers in this Commor-

wealth to take an oath of office.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That from and after the passage of this act all school commissioners, examiners of teachers for common schools and school trustees, and teachers elected to teach in common schools, and all presidents, professors and teachers in colleges and high schools incorporated by legislative enactment, and all directors in such other institutions of learning as may have been or may hereafter be so incorporated, shall as a condition precedent to entering upon the discharge of their official duties, severally take the following oath, to be administered by some officer now authorized to administer oaths: “I do solemnly swear that I will support the constitution of the United States, and the constitution of Kentucky, and be true and faithful to the Commonwealth, so long as I remain a citizen thereof. That I recognize the binding obligation of the constitution of the United States, and the duty of every citizen to submit thereto as the supreme law of the land. That I will not give aid to the rebellion against the Government of the United States, nor give aid to the so-called provisional government of Kentucky, either directly or indirectly, so long as I remain a citizen of or reside in Kentucky, and that this oath is taken by me without any mental reservation-so help me God.”

§ 2. The oath thus administered shall in each case be reduced to writing and returned for preservation to the office of the county court for the county in which the school or college is located or the office or employment to be performed.

3. Any person who shall teach in any such school or college, or exercise any of the duties of either of the offices enumerated in this act without taking the oath required, shall upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than twentyfive dollars nor more than two hundred dollars, at the discretion of a jury.

§ 4. Any person who shall violate said oath shall be deemed guilty of false swearing, and upon conviction thereof be subject to all the penalties imposed by law for that crime. § 5. This act to take effect from its passage.

Approved August 30, 1862.

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1869.

CHAPTER 637.
AN ACT to amend section 7, art. 3, chapter 91st, Revised Statutes,

title, Sheritt's, Jailers, and Coroners.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

That section 7th, article 3d, chapter 91st, of the Revised Statutes, be amended as follows: Add to the section the following-Provided, that in case of a vacancy in the office of sheritf, all writs, including writs of execution, may, without affidavit filed as aforesaid, be directed to the coroner or jailer, at the election of the person in whose favor the same may issue.

Approved August 30, 1862.

CHAPTER 638.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to authorize circuit and equi.

ty and criminal courts to make persons entitled to inberit as heirs-at-
law, a pproved February 28th, 1860.

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

§ 1. That an act, entitled, an act to authorize the circuit and equity and criminal courts to make persons entitled to inherit as heirs-at-law, approved February 28th, 1860, be so amended, that the said courts shall have power and authority, by consent of parties, to give the petitioner or petitioners the parental control of such adopted person or persons, if an infant or infants, and that said petitioner or petitioners shall be under the same responsibilities as if said person or persons so adopted were their own child or children and legal heir or heirs. § 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved August 30, 1862.

CHAPTER 639.
AN ACT concerning the jail of Harlan county, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonw ealth of Kentucky :

§ 1. That in order to relieve the State of Kentucky from heavy costs to guards in the county of Harlan, on account of the insecurity of keeping prisoners in the jail of said county, it shall be lawful for the county judge of said county, when the circuit court is not in session, to require all prisoners charged with felony, who do not execute sufficient bail bonds, to be taken and lodged in the jail of Knox county ; while the circuit court is in session, this order shall be made by the circuit judge. The order, when issued by

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