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CHAPTER 974.
AN ACT for the benefit of John McBrayer, of Anderson county.

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 not otherwise appropriated, in favor of John H. McBrayer, for the sum of one hundred and fifty-five dollars and thirty-seven cents, being the amount of interest which the said McBrayer was compelled to pay as surety for J. M. Hanks, a defaulting sheriff of the county of Anderson, on a judgment in favor of the Commonwealth for the unpaid revenue of said county for the year 1861.

Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 975.
AN ACT allowing additional compensation for collecting the public

revenue for the year 1862, in the counties of Henry and Nicholas.

Whereas, it is represented to the present General Assembly that the sheriffs of the counties of Henry and Nicholas, in the year 1862, abandoned their offices, left the State, and joined the rebellion, leaving the public revenue, or a large portion thereof, in said counties uncollected, and that W. J. Brewer was induced to accept the office of sheriff in the county of Henry, and John Clay in the county of Nicholas, both undertaking to collect the public revenue in their respective counties, which they did do under great difficulties, and at great personal risk and trouble, whereby the revenue due from said counties has been proinptly collected and paid into the public treasury—therefore,

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

§ 1. That the Auditor of Public Accounts, in settling the accounts of said sheriffs in the collection of said revenue, shall allow them respectively a commission of eight per cent. upon the amount of revenue actually collected by them and paid into the public treasuny. 82. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved March 2, 1863.

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CHAPTER 976.
AN ACT for the benefit of Joel W. Sallee, late sheriff of Pulaski county.

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

♡ I. That the further time of twelve months be and is hereby given to Joel W. Sallee, late sheriff of Pulaski county, in which to collect and pay over the uncollected revenue of said county for the year 1861 : Provided, That he shall report every two months on oath to the Auditor, the amount of revenue that has been collected by him during that period, and pay the same into the public treasory

\ 2. The further time of two years is hereby given to bim in which to collect, levy, distrain for, and list for collection his uncollected taxes, county levy, and fee bills : Provided, He shall be responsible, in accordance with the laws now in force, for issuing illegal fee bills.

13. That he is allowed until the third Monday in November next to return his delinquent list for the year 1861, which lists, when properly sworn to and certified, shall be received by the Auditor as if they had been returned in the time prescribed by law: Provided however, That he shall not report, nor be allowed as delinquent, any person from whom the revenue could have been collected within the time allowed by the general law upon that subject: Provided, That before said Joel W. Sallee shall receive the benefit of this act, his sureties in his official bond, shall appear in the county court of said county, and consent of record to the extension of time provided for in the preceding section of this act. $ 4. This act to be in force from its passage.

Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 978.
AN ACT to amend an act, entitled, an act to amend the charter of the

town of Columbia, in Adair county.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:
$1. That so much of an act, entitled, an act to amend
the charter of the town of Columbia, in Adair county, ap-
proved March 15th, 1862, as confers power upon the trus-
tees of said town to license coffee-houses, be and the same
is hereby repealed.
2. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

Approved March 2, 1863.

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CHAPTER 981.
AN ACT to create a soldiers' relief fund in Nicholas county.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

$1. That it shall and may be lawful for the county judge
of Nicholas county, at any regular term of said court, to
levy a tax upon the real and personal estate of said coan-
ty, not exceeding two cents upon each one hundred dollars
worth of taxable property in said county, which tax shall
be collected in the same manner, by the same officers, and
subject to the same penalties and responsibilities as are
applicable by law to the collection of ihe revenue of the
State; and the fund arising therefrom shall be appropria-
ted to the relief and support of the wives and families of
soldiers from said county now engaged, or who may here-
after engage, in the military service of the United States
during the time of such service; and the judge of said
court shall appropriate and disburse said fund by order of
court for the purpose above iudicated.
§ 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved March 2, 1863

CHAPTER 982. AN ACT to amend the charter of the town of Independence. Whereas, it has been represented to the General Assembly of the Coinmonwealth of Kentucky, that the citizens of Independence, Kenton county, Ky, labor under great inconvenience, occasioned by the removal of their police judge froin said county; and no provision, in the original act, providing for death, resignation, or removal-therefore,

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

91. As an amendment to said act, that whenever there shall be a vacancy in said office of police judge, occasioned by death, resignation, or removal, that the Governor shall have power to fill said vacancy by appointment until the next August election thereafter, at which time the qualified voters, legally authorized to vote under said charter, shall elect a police judge to fill the unexpired tern.

§ 2. That said police judge, at the expiration of his term, whether by resignation, removal or expiration, shall be required to place all records and books belonging to his said office in the hands of the county clerk, and by him banded to said police judge's successor. 83. This act to take effect from its passage.

Approved March 2, 1863.

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CHAPTER 984.
AN ACT authorizing the Boyd County Court to levy and collect an ad

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

1. That the county court of Boyd county is hereby authorized to levy an ad valorem tax, not exceeding ten cents on each one hundred dollars worth of taxable property within said county, subject to taxation for general revenue purposes, for the purpose of enabling the county court of Boyd county to comply with the requirements of section 3 of an act, entitled, “ An act supplemental to the act establishing the county of Boyd," approved February 25th, 1860.

$ 2. The sheriff of Boyd county shall collect said tax at the same time he collects the public revenue, and hold the same subject to the order of the county court of Boyd county ; and shall be liable on his bond as sheriff for the faithful collection and disbursement of the money.

$3. That the first levy of tax authorized by this act shall be collected in 1864, and may, in like manner, be levied and collected each year until the county court shall have complied with the requirements of the 3d section of the act referred to in the 1st section of this act. $ 4. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 986. AN ACT for the benefit of R. L. Tinsley and others. Whereas, in the year 1462, R. L. Tinsley, Henry Ellis' and Jeptha Bright and son, had five valuable horses stolen from them, worth at least $800; and whereas, the said R. L. Tinsley and others pursued the persons or thieves to the States of Indiana and Illinois, spending about $500 in cash in pursuing the parties aforesaid; and whereas, they caught and apprehended one Myers, and brought him to Newcastle, and said Myers was tried before an examining court, and held to bail in the sum of $1,000; and whereas, the said Myers has deposited money, or given hond, in the Henry circuit court, and departed from this State for parts unknown-therefore,

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

§ 1. That the Auditor draw his warrant upon the treas. urer to R. L. Tinsley and others, for the sum of five hundred dollars, out of any money not otherwise appropriated : Provided, That the sum aforesaid shall not be paid to Tins

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ley and others until the amount of the forfeited bond afore-
said shall have been paid into the treasury of this State.
§ 2. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 988.
AN ACT to change the place of voting in Garretsburg, in Christian

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

$1. That the voting place in Garretsburg, in Christian county, be removed from the store-house of H. E. Bacon, to such other place in said town as the county court of Christian county may designate ; and it shall be the duty of said county court to fix the place of voting, as herein required, before the next election. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 989.
AN ACT to amend the charter of the Springfield Deposit Bank.

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

$1. That said bank may refuse to receive deposits, or to pay interest on deposits, or may, by contract, prescribe the conditions in all respects on which she will receive them: Provided, That no greater amount of interest or exchange sball be charged or collected than is now allowed by law.

§ 2. That said bank, at any time its stockholders may order, may wind up its affairs, and distribute its assets amongst the same, according to their several interests : Provided, That while thus closing up its corporate affairs, it shall have full power to sue and be sued, as prescribed in the original act. 83. This act to take effect from its passage.

Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 990.
AN ACT for the benefit of the Presbyterian Church in Bowlinggreen.

Whereas, the basement story of the Presbyterian church in the town of Bowlinggreen, was originally built for educational purposes, and in which a school has been taught from time to time under the direction of trustees, and

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