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CHAPTER 906.
AN ACT for the benefit of John A. Yandell, late sberiff of Crittenden

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

§ 1. That the further time of one year, from and after the passage of this act, be and the same is hereby allowed to John A. Yandell, late sheriff of Crittenden county, for the collection and payment of the balance of the revenue tax due for the years 1861 and 1862, and to make out and return his delinquent lists. That said Yandell, in order to be authorized to receive the benefit of this act, shall, at the expiration of every three months after its passage, pay into the treasury the amount of revenue collected by him for the three months next preceding, and shall accompany said payment with his affidavit showing the amount so collected.

§ 2. That said sheriff is hereby released from the payment of damages upon a judgment rendered against him in the Franklin circuit court, for the revenue unpaid by him for the year 1861, upon his paying the balance of the principal, interest, and costs of said judgment: Provided, That before said Yandell shall receive the relief provided for in this act, his sureties in his official bond shall appear in the Crittenden county court, and consent of record to the extension of time provided for in this act. s 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved February 26, 1863

CHAPTER 907.
AN ACT for the benefit of the Presbyterian and Methodist Episcopal

Church, South, of Catlettsburg.
Whereas, the Presbyterian church, and Methodist Epis-
copal church, South, in the town of Catlettsburg, Boyd
county, own a lot and house of worship, as tenants in com-
mon, in equal interests, and both churches are desirous of
selling said property—therefore,

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

§ 1. That the trustees of the Presbyterian church, and Methodist Episcopal church, South, of Catlettsburg, a majority of the trustees of each of said churches concuring therein, are authorized to sell the lot and church properly in said town of Catlettsburg, owned and held by said churches as tenants in common, in such manner, and upon such terms, as they may see fit and proper—the proceeds of said sale to be held equally for the use and benefit of aid churches. The said trustees, or those joining in mak

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ing the sale, may convey to the purchaser or purchasers,
with such covenants of warranty as they may see fit and
proper: Provided, That the sale and conveyance shall not
be in contravention of the deed or instrument under which
said churches hold said property.
§ 2. This act take effect from its passage.

Approved February 26, 1863.

CHAPTER 908.
AN ACT concerning the Bell school house property, in Shelby county.

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

$1. That H. H. Hancock and Thomas Howerton be and are hereby authorized to sell and convey the title to the purchaser thereof, the property known as the Bell school house, in Shelby county, and pay over the proceeds to the trustees of the common school district in which said property is situated, for the purpose of erecting a new school house in said district. § 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved February 26, 1863.

CHAPTER 910.
AN ACT to protect fish in the waters of Jessamine, Hickman, and

Paint Lick creeks.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealtk
of Kentucky:

$ 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person, (unless it be upon his own land, or land in his possession at the time.) to take or catch fish by the use of a seine, net, drag, or traps, in the waters of Jessamine or Hickman creeks, in Jessamine county, or in the waters of Paint Lick creek in Garrard county.

2. That any person violating the provisions of the first section of this act is declared to be guilty of a misdemeanor, and may be proceeded against by warrant in the name of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, before any justice of the peace for the county in which said offense is committed, and if found guilty fined by said justice (if a free person.) five dollars and cost for each offense, in aid of the county levy; and if a slave, punished by stripes not to exceed ten in number, on his bare back, for each offense: Provided, That nothing in this act shall be so construed to prohibit any person from taking or catching small fish, intended to

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be used as bait, in any manner he may think proper, or
render him liable to the penalties of this act.
3. This act to take effect on the first day of April next.

Approved February 26, 1863.

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CHAPTER 911. AN ACT to enlarge the powers of the Warren County Court, and of the Trustees of Bowlinggreen, to enable them to erect certain buildings.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky: § 1. That it shall be lawful for the judge of the Warren

County court

purchase county court, by and with the advice and consent of a majority of all the justices of the peace of said county of Warren, to be spread on the records of his court, to purchase any lot of ground in the town of Bowlinggreen, adjoining the public square in said town, not exceeding onehalf acre in quantity, with the buildings thereon, or which may have no buildings thereon, and to repair and keep in repair any buildings which may be on the lot so purchased, or to erect thereon new buildings, and to keep the same in repair, for the purpose of accommodating the courts which may be held in said county of Warren, including circuit courts, equity and criminal courts, county courts, police courts, and courts of justices of the peace for the district including Bowlinggreen.

$ 2. In like manner it shall be lawful for the judge of May erect jail. the Warren county court to erect and keep in repair a suitable jail, upon the lot so purchased, in which to keep all prisoners committed to the jail of Warren county.

$ 3. In like manner it shall be lawful for the judge of the Warren county court to erect and keep in repair a suitable clerk's office, upon the lot so purchased, with separate apartments therein for the use of the several clerks of the courts held in said county of Warren, and with a room in which the office of the sheriff of Warren county shall be kept after the same shall have been prepared.

4. It shall be lawful for the judge of the Warren coun- May stipulate ty court, and the chairman of the trustees or corporate to anount to be authorities of the town of Bowlinggreen, to contract and paid by town. determine how much money the town of Bowlinggreen shall furnish to aid in building and keeping in repair any of the houses which may be erected on such lot, and to stipulate what room or rooms in any such building shall be set apart for the permanent use of the authorities of said town for town purposes. § 5. It shall be lawful for the judge of the Warren coun- May sell court

house & clerks' ty court, by and with the consent of a majority of all the justices of the peace of Warren county, to sell, in such manner and upon such terms as they may deem best, the

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the public square in the town of Bowlinggreen, and also the jail and lot or grounds on which the jail stands in said town, and to apply the proceeds of such sales in aid of erecting or improving buildings on the lot which may be purchased : Provided however, The jail and grounds on which it stands may be retained and not sold, if in the opinion of said judge and justices it be to the interest of the.county of Warren.

9 6. The said judge and justices shall have discretion to May rent out retain the court house and clerk's office or either of them, court-house,&c.

now on the public square, and to fit them up for offices, and to rent out the same from year to year, and to apply the proceeds to any county purposes.

§ 7. The corporate authority of the town of BowlingTown may money by taxa

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power to raise, by taxation, a sum not extion.

ceeding two thousand dollars, to aid in erecting the buildings contemplated by this act: Provided, That not more than one thousand dollars shall be so raised in one year.

$ 8. If there be in the buildings purchased, or which May rent vacant may be erected, any surplus rooms not necessary to be

used for public purposes, it shall be lawful for the judge of the Warren county court to rent the same from year to year, for the use of the county of Warren, the proceeds to be applied in lessening the county levy.

9. After suitable rooms are provided under the provisCourts may be ions of this act, for the accommodation of the courts, as provided by this before indicated, it shall be lawful for the several courts to

hold their sittings in the rooms set apart to their use respectively; and it shall be lawful in all respects for the courts to transact their business in the room or rooms set apart for them.

§ 10. The Warren county court, a majority of all the County may justices of the peace in and for the county concurring, may raise money by taxation. raise by taxation upon the levies and property of Warren

county subject to State taxes a sum not exceeding ten
thousand dollars to carry this act into effect: Provided,
That not more than half shall be raised in one year: And,
provided further, That the tax on tithables shall not be in.
creased more than fifty cents per annum on each tithe.
$ 11. This act shall be in force from its passage.

Approved February 26, 1863.

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CHAPTER 912.

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AN ACT for the benefit of Daniel McGrath. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

Ø 1. That the sum of three hundred dollars, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, be paid to Daniel McGrath, in full for work done by him on the Senate Chamber and Hall of the House of Representatives; and the Auditor is authorized to draw his warrant on the treasury in favor of the said Daniel McGrath for said sum of money. Í 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved February 26, 1863.

CHAPTER 916.
AN ACT for the benefit of school district No. 24, in Ballard county.

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

$ 1. That the Auditor be required to draw his warrant on the treasury for the sum of twenty eight dollars, in favor of Z. W. Bugg, commissioner of schools for Ballard county, to pay for a school taught in district No: 24 in said county for the year 1861, not heretofore reported in time. $ 2. This act to be of force from its passage.

Approved February 28, 1863.

CHAPTER 917.
AN ACT for the benefit of John Davis, of Shelby county.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That John Davis, a justice of the peace in and for
the county of Shelby, be and is hereby allowed the further
time of two years to collect his fee bills, and during said
time may be distrained for according to law.
$ 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved February 28, 1863.

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