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CHAPTER 942.

AN ACT for the benefit of B. F. Shepherd.

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

§ 1. That the Auditor of Public Accounts be and he is hereby authorized to draw his warrant on the treasury in favor of B. F. Shepherd, for ninety-nine dollars and seventy five cents, being for the sum lent to Edward J. Wilson, acting as colonel, and expended by him in raising and maintaining soldiers who enlisted in the service of the State, and were transferred to the service of the United States.

§2. This act to take effect from its passage.

Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 943.

AN ACT authorizing the sale of certain lands in Estill county. Whereas, it is represented to this Legislature that the State of Kentucky is the owner of a tract of land containing about four hundred acres in Estill county, lying on the Richmond turnpike, and on the waters of Opossum creek and the Kentucky river, known as the Morton Price tract, which land has been subject to trespasses in the destruction of timber thereon, and is bringing in no rent to the State-now therefore,

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

1. That the Auditor of Public Accounts be authorized to have said land sold at public or private sale, for the best price it will command, and to convey to the purchaser the title thereto for and on behalf of the Commonwealth, and to pay over the proceeds of the sale to the State treasurer, after taking out the costs and expenses incident to the sale, which costs are not to exceed twenty dollars. § 2. This act to be of force from its passage. Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 944.

AN ACT further to amend the charter of the city of Louisville. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

§1. That all of that part of the first ward in the city of Louisville, lying on the west side of the center of Shelby street, shall be the first ward of said city; and all that part of said first ward, east of the center of Shelby street, shall be the eleventh ward of said city.

2. That said first and eleventh wards shall be entitled to the same representation in the general council and board of trustees of the public schools of said city, and to such other officers as the other wards of said city are now entitled, and shall enjoy all the rights and privileges now enjoyed by said wards.

§3. That each of said wards shall be divided into two precincts. The first precinct of the first ward shall be all that part of the ward north of Jefferson street; and the second precient of said ward, shall be all the rest of the ward south of said Jefferson street. The first precinct of the eleventh ward shall be all that part of said ward north of Jefferson street; and the second precinct shall be all the rest of said ward south of Jefferson street; and the places of voting shall be as near the center of each precinct as the mayor may be able to procure.

§ 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Approved March 2, 1863.

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CHAPTER 945.

AN ACT for the benefit of the Fayette County Court.

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

§ 1. That the county court of Fayette county, a majority of the justices assenting, may sell, transfer, and convey to the Dudley House Company, in the city of Lexington, chartered at this session, [company] the public square in the city of Lexington, on such terms and condition as may be agreed on by the said county court and hotel company: Provided, That a majority in number of the persons voting at the last general election in said county shall, in writing signed by them, first petition said court to make such sale. § 2. That in the event of such sale and transfer being made, the county court of Fayette county shall be and they are hereby authorized to purchase other suitable grounds in the city of Lexington, and to erect thereon a suitable court house and other public buildings, the whole cost of

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erection not to exceed fifty thousand dollars; and for such
purpose the county court may apply the funds arising from
the sale of the present public grounds, and any balance
remaining unpaid after such application, may be paid by
a county levy, which said county court are hereby author-
ized to inake, to an extent not exceeding one-third of said
balance in any one year; and pending the erection of such
buildings, the county court may provide for the accommo-
dation of the courts and public officers, by renting such
buildings in said city as they may find necessary, and to
pay for such rent out of the county levy.

Approved March 2, 1863.

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CHAPTER 946.

AN ACT for the benefit of School District No. 14, in Harlan county. Whereas, there is in the office of the Auditor a bond taken in 1855 for the sum of thirty-five dollars for money belonging to Harlan county, of unappropriated school funds due said county for the year 1853-now therefore, 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 thirty-five dollars, in favor of the trustees of school district No. 14, in said county, for a school taught in the year 1853, heretofore reported, but not paid, and that said bond be cancelled.

§ 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 950.

AN ACT for the benefit of Madison Stewart and John R. Erwin, sure ties of the late sheriff of Powell county.

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

§ 1. That upon a settlement of the accounts of John H. Bradshaw, late sheriff of Powell county, with Madison Stewart and John R. Erwin, his sureties, the Auditor is directed, upon the payment of the principal and costs and interest since the date of the judgment, to give said sureties a credit for sixty-two dollars and seven cents, interest which have been adjudged against said Bradshaw and sureties for the non payment of the revenue of 1861.

§2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 957.

AN ACT for the benefit of John G. Wyatt, late sheriff of Montgomery county.

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

§ 1. That John G. Wyatt, late sheriff of Montgomery county, be and he is hereby entitled, in the settlement of his revenue account for 1862, to a credit of one hundred and eighty-two dollars and sixty-seven cents, for interest paid upon a judgment against him for the revenue of 1861.

§ 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Approved March 2, 1863.

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CHAPTER 953.

AN ACT for the benefit of Maria L. Richardson.

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

That Maria L. Richardson, of Ballard county, be permitted to trade and transact business as a single woman, using therein any means held by her as separate estate; and the means thus employed, and profits arising, shall not be subject to the liabilities of her husband.

Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 954.

AN ACT for the benefit of the Millersburg Cemetery Company. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

§ 1. That the board of trustees of the Millersburg cemetery company be privileged to sell not exceeding two thousand dollars worth of bonds, in sizes from twenty-five dollars to one hundred dollars, to bear interest at a rate of not more than eight per cent. per annum, payable annual+ ly, and all or any portion of them redeemable in par cur、 rency at the pleasure of the board within ten years; the proceeds to be applied only to the liquidation of the debts of the board for said cemetery grounds.

§ 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.. Approved March 2, 1863.

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CHAPTER 955.

AN ACT to regulate the Quarterly Courts of Franklin county. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

§ 1. That hereafter the quarterly courts for Franklin county shall be held on the first Mondays in January, April, July, and October.

§2. This act shall be in force from the passage.

Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 956.

AN ACT for the benefit of the sheriff of Hart county.

Whereas, the county of Hart has been, to a very great extent, occupied by the Federal and Confederate troops, thereby preventing the collection of the revenue and county levy of said county, to a very great extent--therefore,

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

§ 1. That F. A. Smith, late sheriff of Hart county, be and he is hereby allowed the further time until the first day of January, 1864, to make out and return his delinquent lists for the years 1861 and 1862.

§ 2. This act to take effect from and after its passage. Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 957.

AN ACT to authorize the county judge of Jessamine county to appoint a school commissioner.

Whereas, it is represented to the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky that the county court of Jessamine county failed and neglected to appoint a school commissioner for the county of Jessamine at its court of claims, for the year 1862, as required by an act, entitled, "an act in relation to the appointment of common school commissioners," approved the 23d day, of December, 1861 -for remedy whereof,

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

§ 1. That the judge of the county court for the county of Jessamine, at the next March term of said county court, be and he is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint for said county of Jessamine a common school commissioner, and said appointment, when so made, shall be as valid as if made in accordance with the provisions of the above re

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