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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 authorized 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 accommodation 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.

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 il 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, 1563.

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 1801. 12. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved March 2, 1863.

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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.

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 liabiliues 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 Millershurg cem-
etery company be privileged to sell not exceeding two
thousand dollars worth of bonds, in sizes from twenty-five
dollars to one hundred dollars, to hear 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 counts. 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:

81. 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 230 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 cominissioner, and said appointinent, when so made, shall be as valid as if made in accordance with the provisions of the above re

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cited act, and if, from any cause, said appointment should
not be made at the term above mentioned, the said judge
is authorized to make said appointment at any subsequent
term of said court.
$2. This act to be in force from its passage.

Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 958.
AN ACT for the benefit of the cureties of Aclas Wynn, late sheriff of

Harlan county.
Whereas, it is represented to the present General Assem-
bly by the sureties of Aclas Wynn, late sheriff of Harlan
county, that the said sheriff has left the State without ac-
counting for the public revenue and county levy for said
county for the years 1860 and 1861, leaving them responsi-
ble to the State.and to the county of Harlan for his defal-
cation; and whereas, said sureties also represent that a
large part of said revenue and county levies remain uncol-
lected, and have petitioned this General Assembly to pro-
vide for its collection, so that they can be relieved from loss
to that extent-therefore,

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

$1. That it shall and may be lawful for the county court of Harlan county, upon the application of said sureties, to appoint a collector, whose duty it shall be to collect and account for said revenue and county levies in the manner now prescribed by the laws regulating the duties of sheriffs and collectors of the public revenue, with this exception, that the said collector shall have two years from and after the passage of this act in which to make said collections, and return delinquent lists, as provided for in the second section of this act; and shall have power to distrain for said taxes, as now allowed by law.

§ 2. The collector shall make out and return two lists of delinquents in said revenue and county levy, to the Harlan county court--one shall contain such lists as the sheriff could not, from the insolvency or non-residence of the tax payer, have collected within the time prescribed by law; and for this list, when made out, returned and allowed, the Bureties of the sheriff shall have credit; the second list shall contain a list of the persons whose taxes the said collector, after his appointment, may be unable to collect from insolvency or non-residence of the tax payer; and for this list, when so made out, returned and allowed, the said collector shall have credit.

3. Before said collector enters upon the discharge of his duties he shall give bond with good security, in the

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manner now prescribed by law; and he shall as speedily as collections can be made, at least once in every six months during said two years, under oath, account for and pay over the taxes he may have collected in the meantime. For his services he shall be allowed a commission of ten per cent. upon the amount actually collected and paid in by him.

§ 4. Whilst the liability of the sureties of said sheriff for said revenue and county levy remains undischarged, the said collector shall pay said revenue into the public treasury, and the county levy to the Harlan county court.

§ 5. Nothing in this act shall be su construed as to exempt said sureties from the payment of said revenue and county levy; but they shall remain liable therefor, and be proceeded against as if this act had not passed; and when they shall have fully paid up said revenue and county levy, they shall be entitled to the benefit of the collections made by the collector aforesaid. $ 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 959.
AN ACT for the benefit of A. B. Baird, judge of the Ohio county and

quarterly courts.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Comnonwealth
of Kentucky:

That the further time of two years, from and after the passage of this act is given A. B. Board, judge Ohio county and quarterly court, to list and collect his fee bills, subject to all the pains and penalties now imposed by law for issuing and collecting illegal fee bills.

Approved March 3, 1863.

CHAPTER 960.
AN ACT for the benefit of the administrator of R. A. Pearman, decersed.

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

That the Auditor of Public Accounts be and he is hereby authorized to draw his warrant upon the treasury, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, in favor of Lewis Duvall, administrator of R. A. Pearman, deceased, for the sum of thirty-nine dollars and eighty-five cents, for money, provisions, nursing the sick, and other services rendered by the said deceased to

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