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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 deat a strip of land, of seven and forty-four hundredths acres, ad- land. joining the land of the institution on the north, deemed ne. cessary 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? Further provided, further, that no such warrants shall be issued until funds shall be in the treasury for the payment thereof.
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.
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 paya; day of March, A. D. 1865; one-third of said sum on the first one-thirdług. 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
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.
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
to Mrs. Douglas.
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.
AN ACT to furnish the governor's mansion.
In force Feb. 9,
Auditor to issue warrant to Mrs.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, represented in the. General Assembly, That the auditor be required to draw his warrant on the treasurer, for the sum 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.
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 Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the sum of five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any funds in for postage of 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 state auditor to 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
$ 4. The secretary of state is hereby directed not to Stamps,
$ 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.
This act shall be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED January 6, 1865.
BANK COMMISSIONERS-BANK NOTE PLATES.
In force Feb. 18,
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 comAuditor to per, missioners shall be performed by the auditor of public ac. commissioners. counts and state treasurer, without extra compensation
$ 3. This act to be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED February 13, 1865.
In force Feb. 16, AN ACT to define the duties of the auditor in regard to the preparation of
bank note plates and impressions, and to afford greater security in the safe keeping of the same.
order for bank pote plates.
Expense to be
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 regusations 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 bos 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 dons to auditor auditor, in the same manner as is now provided by law.
IV. If the auditor shall, upon examination of such im
treasurer with affidavit.
pression, be dissatisfied with the quality of the paper or the
This act to be in force from and after its passage.
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."
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.
AN ACT to provide for the payment of interest of certain state bonds.
In force Feb. 16,
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.