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CHAPTER 616.
AN ACT for the benefit of the Louisville and Bardstown Turnpike

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

§ 1. That the managers of the turnpike road leading from Bardstown to Louisville be allowed permission to collect tolls for one gate at Salt river, until a new bridge shall be erected, when, as heretofore, they be permitted to collect double toll.

§ 2. That said managers be permitted to remove said gate to any point on said road, not exceeding a distance of half mile from its present location, until the erection of a new bridge, when the same shall be removed to the present location. § 3. This act to take effect from its passage.

Approved February 13, 1863.

CHAPTER 817.
AN ACT to amend the charter of the city of Maysville.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That hereafter the board of equalization, provided Board of equallfor by the act approved 9th March, 1854, entitled, “ An act of three citizens to re-enact and amend the charter of the city of Maysville," shall consist of three resident citizens of said city, to be appoin!ed by the board of councilmen of said city, and whose compensation shall be fixed by said board.

$ 2. The 7th section of the before recited act shall be May tax capital and the same is hereby amended as follows, to-wit: The ployed is said board of councilmen of said city shall have power and au- city. thority to tax all capital or money actually employed in any manner in said city, belonging to non-residents thereof, except such as may be temporarily employed there; and such employment shall not be deemed temporary, if it continue more than twelve months.

§ 3. All persons residents within the said city shall be Money, stocks, required to list for municipal taxation in said city all per- for laxation. sonal property, money, stocks, choses in action, and other evidences of debt, of every description belonging to them, whether the same be within the limits of the city, or elsewhere; and the board of councilmen of said city shall bave power and authority to levy and collect the same rate of tax, annually, thereon, that they may levy and collect upon the real estate in said city : Provided however, If the said personal property, money, choses in action, stocks, debts, and other evidences of debt, be without the State of Kentucky, and actually taxed by the authorities where sit

&c., to be listed

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of Kentucky, and actually taxed by the local authorities thereof, then the same shall not be subject to taxation by said city: And, provided further, That in assessing money, choses in action, debts, and evidences of debt, the tax pay. ers may deduct the amount of his just liabilities therefrom, and in such case the remainder only shall be assessed and taxed.

$ 4. The board of councilmen shall have power and auMax Boob thority to take up from the owners and holders thereof, at and borrow mo such rates, and on such terms, as may be agreed upon the ney or issue new bonds. bonds of said city, issued to railroad companies; and for

this purpose said board shall have power and authority to borrow money, or to issue new bonds of the city, in lieu of the old ones, or for any new debt contracted for the purpose of taking up the old bonds of the city, bearing six per cent. per annum, payable semi-annually, or for such shorter or longer term as may be deemed most advisable; and for the security of the money so borrowed, and the new bonds so issued, when due, and the interest thereon, all the real and personal estate and revenues of said city shall be and the same are hereby plelged, and in lien by virtue of this act; and it shall be the duty of the said board to levy and collect an annual tax upon all the prop; erty subject to taxation by the municipal authorities of said city, sufficient to pay the interest upon the money borrow. ed upon the new bonds issued, and also to provide a fund to pay the principal of the money so borrowed, and to redeem the new bonds so issued, when the same shall fall due. And if said board of councilmen, or any of them, fail or refuse to discharge the duties in this respect imposed on them by this act, they, or such of them as so fail or refuse, shall be held to answer personally out of their own estate, for any such interest or principal to whomsoever the same may be due and owing, to be recovered by appropriate proceedings in the Mason circuit court.

$ 5. The board of councilmen of said city shall have May establish power and authority to organize and establish a system of com'n schools.

common schools within said city, with primary, intermediate, and high schools. The fun is paid into the city treasury out of the common school fund of the State, to. gether with such other as the said board shall designate out or the revenues of the city, and such as may be donated to or otherwise acquired by the city, for the purposes of education, shall be forever exclusively appropriated and set apart to the support of the schools thus organized and established. The said schools shall be under the control and management of said board: Provided however, That nothing in this section shall be so construed as to relieve the said board from the duty of applying the school fund received from the State to the support and maintenance of

may unite with

of com'n schools.

common schools, as required by the general laws upon that 1863. subject.

$ 6. The municipal authorities of the town of East East Maysvillo Maysville may unite with the city of Maysville in the or

city of Maysville ganization of the system of schools provided for by the compete in fifth section of this act; or may, at any time, with the consent of the board of trustees of that town, and the board of councilmen of the city, thereafter unite the resources of the said town and city in the support and maintenance of said schools, upon such terms and under such regulations as may be agreed upon.

R 7. All slaves hired for the year 10 residents of said Hired glavog to city, and kept by the hirer in the city, shall, for the time be taxed. being, be subject to taxation as other property in the city ; the hirer shall list them for taxation and pay the tax thereon.

s 8. The board of councilmen may aholish the office of Office of city city collector, and require the city marshal and his depu- no bolished. ties to perform the duties of city collector; require bond and security of the marshal for the faithful discharge of his duties as collector of the revenue, and prescribe such penalties as they may deem proper for the wilfull violation of or neglect of duty by the marshal as collector of the revenue.

9. The city collector shall have power and authority to distrain personal estate for the non-payment of taxes upon real estate.

0 10. This act shall not take effect until the board of councilmen of said city approve and accept the same by an order entered on their journal; but shall take effect from the date of such order; and the same may

be accepted and approved in the manner aforesaid Mh whole or in part.

Approved February 13, 1863.

CHAPTER 618.
AN ACT to legalize the records of the Anderson county court.

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

§ 1. That it shall and may be lawful for the present judge of the county court of the county of Anderson to sign the records of the county court of said county, which has been omitted by the late judge of said court; and the same shall be as legal and binding as if they had been signed by the judge of the said court at the proper time. § 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved February 13, 1863.

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CHAPTER 819.
AN ACT in relation to the road law of Fayette county.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That an act, entitled, “ an act :o amend the road
law applicable to Fayette and Scott counties,” approved
March 1st, 1854, be and the same is hereby repealed so far
as its provisions are applicable to the county of Fayette.
§ 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved February 13, 1863.

CHAPTER 820.
AN ACT to authorize the use of the Rockcastle county jail by the

county of Laurel,
Whereas, it is represented to this General Assembly that
the Laurel county jail was sometime since destroyed by
fire, and that owing to the recent invasion, and the disturb-
ed condition of the country, that said county has been un-
able to construct another jail building, so that said couaty
is without any suitable place for the incarceration of crim-
inals and other persons--for remedy whereof,

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

§ 1. That said county is hereby permitted and authorized to use the jail of Rockcastle county, in all cases where it is necessary to incarcerate any person or persons as provided by law; and the jailer of Rockcastle county is hereby directed to receive and safely keep all persons commited to said jail by the proper authorities of Laurel county; and for so doing he shall receive the same compensation as now provided by law for similar services in his own county; and this allowance shall be made for such services whether rendered before or after the passage of this act. 92. This act shall take affect from and after its passage.

Approved February 13, 1863.

CHAPTER 821.
AN ACT providing for the unpaid taxes due for the year 1862 from the

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

§ 1. That it shall and may be lawful for G. W. Doneghy, sheriff of the county of Boyle, to proceed to collect, by distress or otherwise, as allowed by law, the additional tax of

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ten cents on the one hundred dollars worth of taxable property imposed by the recent acts of this General Assembly, due from the tax payers in said county for the year 1862, and which he failed to collect in proper time, because, as represented by him, he was not apprized of the passage of said acts when engaged in the collection of the revenue due from said county.

§ 2. The said sheriff shall collect and pay said additional tax into the public treasury on or before the first day of August next. 93. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

Approved February 13, 1863.

CHAPTER 822.
AN ACT to establish an additional voting precinct in Hickman county.

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

§ 1. That all that portion of district No. 3, lying north of the Obion creek, in Hickman county, is hereby made and constituted a voting precinct.

§ 2. That said district shall be governed by the general laws in relation to voting precincts now in force.

§ 3. The place of voting in said district shall be at Pelo. § 4. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 13, 1863.

CHAPTER 823.
AN ACT authorizing Kentucky University to loan out its funds.

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

§ 1, That it shall and may be lawful for the Board of Curators of Kentucky University to loan out any of the funds belonging to said university, upon mortgage or other security, at any rate of interest that may be agreed upon, not exceeding the rate of ten per cent. per annum. § 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved February 13, 1863.

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