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dred dollars for insurance, payable on the first of January, Insurance. eighteen hundred and sixty-six.

§ 3. The directors of the said last named institution having advanced thirty-five hundred dollars, for the purchase of Directors of deaf a strip of land, of seven and forty-four hundredths acres, ad- land. joining the land of the institution on the north, deemed necessary for use and protection, the auditor of public accounts is required to issue warrants on the treasury, in favor of said directors, for said amount, with interest at the rate of ten per cent. per annum, from the first of May, eighteen hundred and and sixty-four, until the date of payment: Provi. Proviso. ded, said directors shall, within twenty days after the passage of this act, produce to him a deed, legally acknowledged, be produced. conveying said land, in fee, to the said institution: Provi- Farther provi. ded, further, that no such warrants shall be issued until funds shall be in the treasury for the payment thereof.

§ 4. This act shall take effect on its passage. APPROVED February 15th, 1865.

Deed of land to

AN ACT making appropriations for the completion of the east wing of the In force Feb. 8,

Illinois State Hospital for the Insane.

1865.

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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That, for the purpose of completing the east wing of said hospital, including the heating apparatus, the sum of seventy-five thousand Appropriation dollars is appropriated, payable out of any money in the treas- hospital. ury not otherwise appropriated, on the order of the board of trustees; one-third of said sum shall be payable on the first one-third payaday of March, A. D. 1865; one-third of said sum on the first one-third Ảug. day of August, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-five; and , the remaining third on the first day of March, A. D. eighteen One-third March hundred and sixty-six.

$ 2. The trustees of said hospital are directed and required, before making any contract for the completion of the east wing of said hospital, to give public notice, in the Jack- Trustees to give sonville Sentinel and the Jacksonville Journal, published in for proposals. said town of Jacksonville; the State Register and State Journal, published in the city of Springfield; and the Chicago Times and the Chicago Tribune, published in the city of Chicago, for at least six weeks, that sealed proposals will be received for said work; and said notice shall contain a description of the kind and quality of work, and the extent of the Notice to contain improvement to be made, and all other necessary specifica- of work. tions; and said board of trustees are hereby required to let Work to be let to said work to the lowest responsible bidder or bidders, requir- sible bidder. ing a good and sufficient bond from the contractor or contract- Contractor to

kind and extent

lowest respon.

Proviso.

ors, for the faithful performance of said work. And in the completion of said east wing of said hospital suitable provi

sion shall be made for the reception and safe keeping of that Class of patients class of patients denominated honicidal and suicidal; and to be retained. such patient shall be retained in the institution, although

incurable: Provided, the number of incurable patients shall not at any time exceed fifty.

§ 3. That the sum of five thousand dollars is appropria

ted out of any money in the treasury not otherwise approFurnishing east priated, for the furnishing of the east wing of said hospital, wing of hospital on the order of the board of trustees of the Illinois state

hospital for the insane, by the first day of July, A. D. 1866, if said wing shall be built; and the said trustees are hereby

authorized to expend the balance, of eight hundred and West wing of seventy-three dollars 31-100, appropriated to furnish the hospital to be west wing, for such purpose as may be necessary for the

completion of said east wing: Provided, said board of trus

tees may find it necessary to use said sum: And provided, Further proviso. further, said east wing shall be built.

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

APPROVED February 8, 1865.

Proviso,

In force Feb. 16, AN ACT to appropriate twenty-five thousand dollars, to purchase the tract

of land in which repose the remains of Stephen A. Douglas.

Governor authorized to purchase lot.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly, That the governor of the state of Illinois is hereby authorized to purchase, in the name of the state of Illinois, the lot of ground in which now repose the remains of Stephen A. Douglas, deceased, to-wit: Lot one, (1) of the lower tier of Oakenwald, subdivision of part of the south half of the north-east quarter of section 34, township 39 north, range 14 east, in the city of Chicago, Cook county, Illinois, and now owned by Mrs. A. Douglas; the same to be held as a burial place for said deceased, and for no other purpose; and the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, or such less sum as may be

required, is hereby appropriated out of any unappropriated Governor's cer: money in the treasury. And upon the certificate of the stract and deed governor, as to the amount required, and that he has receiv

ed an abstract of title and a proper deed, conveying the fee of the above described premises, as herein required, being presented to the auditor of public accounts, he shall draw his warrant for the sum thus certified to, as a full payment of the consideration money for the conveyance, as aforesaid; and the governor is hereby requested to pay such sum of

of title.

to Mrs. Douglas.

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money, appropriated as above, to Mrs. A. Douglas, and to Money to be paid no other person whatsoever.

§ 3. This act shall be deemed a public act, and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 16, 1865.

Auditor to issue

AN ACT to furnish the governor's mansion.

In force Feb. 9,

1865. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, represented in the. General Assembly, That the auditor be required to draw his warrant on the treasurer, for the sum warrant to Mrs. of four hundred and forty-five dollars, in favor of Mrs. Wil- Wm. H. Bissell. liam H. Bissell, for five paintings and three engravings, sold by her to the state, for the mansion of the governor.

This act shall be in force upon its passage.
APPROVED February 9, 1865.

6, 1865.

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AN ACT to provide for the postage of the present general assembly. In force January SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the sum of five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be neces

Appropriation sary, is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any funds in the the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of General Assempaying the postage of the present general assembly.

§ 2. On the certificate of the secretary of state, showing on certificate of the amount of postage used by this general assembly, rot secretar exceeding the said sum of five thousand dollars, the auditor issue warrant. of public accounts shall draw his warrant on the treasury, in favor of the postmaster of the city of Springfield, for the sum so certified by the secretary of state.

§ 3. That the postage stamps ordered by this general Stamps to be assembly be furnished by the secretary of state to the officers members. and members of the senate and house of representatives, upon their written orders.

§ 4. The secretary of state is hereby directed not to stamps, how allow any member of the senate or house of representatives drawn. to draw more than the one hundred and tenth part of said five thousand dollars.

§ 5. The secretary of state is hereby directed to procure, Stamps for the use of the speaker of the senate, United States post- speaker of senage stamps, to the amount of not exceeding fifty dollars.

§ 6. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED January 6, 1865.

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BANK COMMISSIONERS-BANK NOTE PLATES.

In force Feb. 18,

1865.

AN ACT to abolish the office of bank commissioners.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of

Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the office Ofice abolished. of bank commissioners be and the same is hereby abolished.

§ 2. The duties heretofore devolving on the said com

missioners shall be performed by the auditor of public ac. commissioners. counts and state treasurer, without extra compensation

therefor.

$ 3. This act to be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED February 13, 1865.

Auditor to perform duties of

In force Feb. 16, AN ACT to define the duties of the auditor in regard to the preparation of 1865.

bank note plates and impressions, and to afford greater security in the safe keeping of the same.

order for bank note plates.

Expense to

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly : I. That whenever any bank of this state, organized under the provisions of the general banking law, shall desire an order from the auditor of public accounts, for the engraving of any bank

note plate or the printing of any bank note impressions, to Auditor to issue be used by such bank as notes of general circulation, it shall

be lawful for the auditor to issue such order to any engraving or bank note company that he may approve, for the performance of the work required, under such general regulations as he may prescribe, not inconsistent with the provisions of said general banking law, or of this act; such

work to be in all cases done at the expense of the bank, and paid by bank." to be so expressly stated in the order.

II. Upon completion of the work ordered, it shall be the Plates to be de: duty of the auditor to cause all plates used for the printing of treasurer's of such notes to be sealed up by the company executing the

work, in one package, and deposited in the vault of the bank department, in the treasurer's office, together with an affidavit attached, from some officer of the company, that such package contains all the plates used in the printing of such bank notes.

III. All impressions, imperfect impressions and proof be forwarded to sheets, which may be printed from such plates, in pursuance

of such orders, shall be forwarded direct to the treasurer of state, together with the printer's affidavit, setting forth the whole number of such impressions or proof sheets that have been taken from said plates, from the time the same were

completed until the plates were sealed up as aforesaid; and Treasurer to de- the treasurer shall keep and deliver said impressions to the alons to auditor auditor, in the same manner as is now provided by law.

IV. If the auditor shall, upon examination of such im.

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office.

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pression, be dissatisfied with the quality of the paper or the
style of the engraving, it shall be his duty to refuse to issue When
the same, and to require the preparation of better notes.

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

auditor may refuse to issue.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to dispense with bills of discov. In force Feb. 16,

1865. ery in certain cases."

may

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the act, entitled “An act to dispense with bills of discovery in certain cases," approved February 20, 1861, shall not be so Plaintif or deconstrued as to allow a plaintiff

' or defendant to testify, in fendant his own interest, against his co-plaintiff or co-defendant, or his own intershow a joint obligation by such co-plaintiff or co-defendant with such witness.

$ 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. APPROVED February 16, 1865.

est.

AN ACT to provide for the payment of interest of certain state bonds.

In force Feb. 16,

1865.

WHEREAS, by the provisions of an act, entitled "An act to Preamble.

indemnify the state of Illinois against loss by reason of unlawful funding of canal indebtedness,” the interest on Illinois and Michigan canal bonds, numbered from 900 to 993, and from 886' to 899, was suspended until otherwise provided by law; and whereas full payment has now been made to the state for all of said bonds, including principal and interest, and all of said bonds, except sixteen, have been taken up by the state; therefore, SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the state treasurer is hereby authorized and required to resume the Treasurer to re payment of interest on said bonds, now outstanding, inclu- sument payment ding the arrears of interest from July 1st, A. D. 1863.

$ 2. This act to be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED February 16, 1865.

bonds,

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