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OF THE

STATE OF ILLINOIS,

PASSED BY THE

TWENTY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

CONVENED JANUARY 7, 1861.

SPRINGFIELD:
BAILHACHE & BAKER, PRINTERS.

1861.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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ACADEMIES AND COLLEGES:

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An act to incorporate the Bloomingdale Academy.........

An act to amend "An act to incorporate the colleges therein named," and the acts amendatory thereto. 13

An act to incorporate the Decatur Seminary ...........

An act to incorporate the El Paso Academy ...

An act to amend an act and the amendments thereto, entitled "* An act to incorporate the Wlinois Liberal

Institute," approvedl February 13th, 1851.....

An act to incorporate the Lockport Seminary at Lockport, Will County...

unty. ..... .............

An act to amend and additional to the act entitled "An act to incorporate the Lind University," approved

February 13th, 1857 ........................................ ......

An act to incorporate the Metropolis College.......................

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the North-Western University.".

An act to incorporate the Presbyterian College of Illinois..

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Presbyterian Theological Seminary of t

Northwest," approved February 16th, 1857.....

An act to incorporate the Urbana and Champaign Institute......

An act to incorporate the Woodstock University..

An act to incorporate Wheaton College.....

AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES :

An act to incorporate the Atlanta Union Central Agricultural Society, to be located at Atlanta, Logan

count

An act to incorporate the Edgar County Agricultural and Mechanical Association.

An act to incorporate the Union Agricultural Society of Jo Daviess, Stephenson, La Fayette and Green

counties. ........................ .............. .... . ....................................

An act to incorporate the Edgar County Agricultural and Mechanical Association.

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the McLeau County Agricultural S

proved February 12, 1538.....

An act to incorporate the Morgan County Agricultural and Mechanical Association....

ALLEYS:

An act to vacate an alley therein mentioned........

BANKS:

An act for the relief of the Alton Bank and Jersey County Bank.....

An act to incorporate the German Savings Bank of Peoria, Illinois, ........

An act to incorporate the Merchants', Farmers and Mechanics' Savings Bank..........

BENEVOLENT INSTITUTIONS:

An act to exempt certain property of the American Bible Society from taxation.........

BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATIONS:

An act to incorporate a benevolent institution in the city of Chicago, Cook County, under the name of

" The «ity Mission and (hurch Home."...

An act to incorporate the Chicago Seamen's Mutual Benevolent Society..

An a t to incorporate the Young Men's hristian Association of Chicago...
An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Firemen's Benevolent Association, and for

other purposes," approved June 21st, 1852, and for other purposes........

An act to in orporate an Insane Asylum in Cook County, Illinois .......

An act to incorporate the Ministerial Education Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church....

An ac to incorporate the Preachers' Aid Society of the Central Illinos Annual Conference of the Metho-

dist Episcopal Church, .....

An act to incorporate the Preachers' Aid Society of the North hlinois District of the Methodist Protestant

Chur h.....

An act to incorporate the United Brethren of Belleville, and to repeal an act entitled "An act to incor.

porate the Belleville Grove No. 1 of the U. A. Order of Druids of the State of Illinois,"........

BOSWORTH, A. K.:

An act to authorize Admiral K. Bosworth to transcribe certain Records.....

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BROWN, J. L.:

An act for the relief of James L. Brown, late collector of the revenue in Alexander County............

BRIDGES:

An act to incorporate the Byron Bridge Company....

An act to amend an act to authorize a company to build a bridge across the Illinois river, at the city of

Henry ...........

An act extending the time for building a certain bridge over Mill creek, in Pope county, Ilinois......
An act to authorize the city of Chicago to make an assessment to pay the damages caused by the building

of a bridge at Van Buren street, in said city, and to pay certain claims against said city......

An act to amend the charter of the Illinois River Bridge Company at Ottawa, and to repeal an act amend.

atory thereto, approved on the 13th of February, 1857.....

An act to protect the wire suspension bridge over the Kaskaskla river, at or near the town of Carlyle, in

Clinton county........

An act to prevent in jury to the Oregon bridge...

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BRIGHTON COMPANY :

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An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Brighton Hotel and Stock Yard Company,"

and to change the name thereof .....

CEMETERIES:

An act to change the name of the Bloomingdale Cemetery Association, in Du Page county.....

An act to incorporate the Belleville Oakwoods Cemetery Association..

An act for the vacation of the cemetery in the town of Cambridge, in the county of Henry....

An act to incorporate the El Paso Cemetery Association......

An act to incorporate the Forreston Cemetery Association.....

An act to incorporate the Graceland Cemetery Company.....

An act to incorporate the Hutchinson Cemetery Association, in Springfield, Illinois..

An act to legalize the further use of Harrison's Cemetery .....

CHURCHES:

An act to enable the trustees of the First Baptist Society of Bloomingdale, Du Page county, to convey

real estate.........

An act to amend an act entitled "An act authorizing certain persons holding property in trust for the

use of the Catholic church and societies thereof, in the state of Illinois, to convey the same," approved

February 24th, 1845; also, to incorporate the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, and to confirm conveyances,

made since the 24th February, 1845, heretofore, by the Catholic Bishop of Chicago .................

An act to incorporate the Illinois Eldership of the Church of God........

An act to incorporate the General Convention of the New Jerusalem in the l'nited States of America ...

An act amendatory of an act entitled "An act to authorize the Protestant Episcopal Church in the state

of Illinois to raise a fund for the support of a bishop, and to aid superannuated ministers and the wid-

ows and children of deceased ministers," approved February 10, 1819...............................

An act to incorporate the German Evangelical Salem's Church, of Quincy, Illinois...

An art to incorporate the Hebrew Congregation K. K. Bnai Avrohum, of the city of Quincy, county of

Adams, in the state of minote" Congregation K. K. Brai:

.190

An act to authorize Schuyler Presbytery to convey certain lands in McDonough county ..........

'84 Coun ..............

CITIES:

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Aurora, and to establish an inferior

court therein," approved February 11, 1867.......

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An act to amend "An act to incorporate the city of Alton," and the amendments thereto .....

100

An act to grant and establish a city charter for the city of Bloomington ..... .

104

An act to amend the charter of the city of Belleville.......

115

An act to amend the charter of the city of Cairo..........

117

An act to amend "An act to amend the act entitled 'an act to reduce the law incorporating the city of

Chicago, and the several acts amendatory thereof, into one act, and to amend the same,' approved Feb-

ruary 14, 1851, and to reduce the several acts amendatory of said act into one act, and to amend the

act entitled 'an act to incorporate the Chicago City Hydraulic Company,' approved February 15, 1851,

and to reduce the several acts amendatory of said last mentioned act into one act, and to amend the

act enti led an act to incorporate a board of sewerage commissioners for the city of Chicago,'" ap-

proved February 14, 1855. ....................................................... .....

.............. 118

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to define, confirm and legalize the acts of a fish inspector of

the city of Chicago," approved February 18, 1857.

An act to arnend an act, approved February 20th, AD. 1858, entitled "An act to amend the act entitled

an act to reduce the law incorporating the city of Chicago, aud the several acts amendatory thereof,
into one act, and to an end the sune," approrel February 14th, 1951....

An act to amend "An act to incorporate a company for the improvement, by canals and harbors, of the

enst part of Kinzie's addition to the city of Chicago," approved February 12th, 1857.....

An act to charter the city of Champaign ............

An act to incorporate the city of Carlyle .........

An act to amend the charter of the city of De atur....

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate Dallas City," approved February 18, 1959 ...

An art to amend an act entitled "An act incorporating the city of Dixon," approved February 19, 1859.. 197

An act to legalize an act of the common council of the city of Dixon......

199

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Freeport," approved February 14th,

1865................ ......

.............. 199

An act to amend an art entitled "An act to reduce the law incorporating the city of Galena, and the

several arts amendatory thereof, into one act, and to amend the same, and for other purposes," ap-

proved January 30, 107 ........ .............................................. ....... .......

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to redure the law incorporating the city of Galena, and the

geveral arts amendatory thereof, into one act, and to amend the same, and for other purposes, ap.

proved January 30, 1857, and to equalize the ratio of representation ol the towns of East aud West

Galena, including the city of Galena, in the board of supervisors of Jo Daviess county. ............. 202

An act to authorize the vacation of certain grounds in the city of Joliet, and for other purposes........ 208

An act to amend the charter of the city of Joliet...

An act to amend the charter of the city of Litchfield, approved February 16, 1859.........

204

An act to incorporate the city of Lake Forest .....

205

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the city of La Harpe," approved February 24th,

159..........

An act to incorporate the city of Morris, in the county of Grundy, and state of Illinois.....

An act to amend the charter of the city of Metropolis...

An act to amend the city charter of Macomb.....

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the city of New Boston," in force February 21,

1859

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An act to amend an act entitled "An act to charter the city of Ottawa," approved February 10, 1858 ... 238

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to establish free schools in the city of Ottawa, in the county of

L a Salle"........ ....... ...................... ............................ ..

An act to provide for supplying the city of Ottawa with sweet and wholesome water..

An act to amend the charter of the city of Pekin ......

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Peoria," in force December 3. 184.

and the several acts amendatory thereto ....

An act to authorize the city council of the city of Quincy to levy and collect a two mill tax.. ........

An act supplemental to an act entitled "An act to establish a board of education in the city of Quincy”..

An act to enable the city of Quincy to establish a sinking fund, to reduce the city debt, and ultimately

to reduce the city taxes.........

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An act in relation to the city of Quincy ..

249

An act to establish a board of education in the city of Quincy ....

249

An act to vacate the plat of Roberts' Ad lition to the city of Rockford, in the county of Winnebago ..... 253

An act to amenit "An act to amend the charter of the city of Rockford," approved March 4, 1851 ...... 254

An act to vacate the plat of the Western Addition to Rock Island city ....

....... 257

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to reduce the act to charter the city of Rock Island, and the

several acis amendatory thereof, into one act, and tu arend the same," approved February 16, 1957...

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Sparta, in Randolph county," in

force February 21, 1859.....

An act to incorporate the city of Shawneetown, and to change the name ..

An act to amend the charter of the city of Springfield ...

An act to incorporate the Springfield Water Works Company

pact providing for the submission of the act incorporating the S ingfield Water Works Company of

the city of Springfield to the qualified voters thereof ....

...... 295

An act to authorize the governor and secretary to contract with the water commissioners of the city of

Springfield and with said city for the purposes herein named .....

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to charter the city of Urbana," approved February 27, 1865... 296

CHICAGO BOARD OF UNDERWRITERS:

An act to incorporate the Chicago Board of Underwriters of the city of Chicago ..

..... 297

CLINTON COUNTY TAX :

An act o authorize the county court of Clinton ceunty to assess an additional tax for county purposes.. 299

COAL COMPANIES:

An act to incorporate the Du Quoin Coal Mining and Manufarturing Company....

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Eagle Coal Company," approved February

14, 187...

............... 301

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Eureka Coal Company," approved February

.............. 302

An act to define the powers of the Illinois Central Iron and Coal Mining Company .................

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Mount Carbon Coal Company," approved

January 24, 135, and the several acts supplementary thereto, approved February 26, 1841, February

1. 1851, February 10, 1858, and Jannary 19, 1857, and for other purposes

An act incorporating the Northwest Mlinois Coal Company.........

An act to incorporate the Sparland Mill and Coal Company.....

DUNLAP, J. A.: CITIZENSHIP:

An act to restore Joseph Andrew Dunlap to citizenship ...

ERWIN, J. J.: CHANGE OF NAME:

An act to change the name of John Johnson Erwin to that of John Johnson Mitchell...........

EXPRESS COMPANY, NORTHWESTERN:

An act to incorporate the Northwestern E. press Company ........

309

FARMERS' STEM WAGON ROAD COMPANY:

An act to incorporate the Farmers' Steam Wagon Road Company of Vermilion county, state of Illinois.. 310

FARMERS' SAVINGS ASSOCIATION:

An act to incorporate the farmers' Savings Association ..

FREEPORT SAVINGS INSTITUTION:

An act to incorporate the Freeport Savings Institution .....

FERRIES:

An act to establish a ferry across the Mississippi river at Alton, Madison county, Illinois ....

An act to charter a ferry across the Illinois river at the town of Chillicothe, Peoria county.

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to establish a ferry therein named," approved February

1867............... .................. ..

An act to extend an act approved February 12, 1851, granting certain ferry privileges therein named to

Jeremiah Crotty.....

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An act to legalize the proceedings of the county commissioners' courts of the counties of Fulton and

Mason, in relation to a ferry franchise at Havana ...........

An act to grant a ferry franchise across the Illinois river at the town of Havana ...

822

An act to incorporate the Niota Dike und Ferry Company ..,

323

An act to establish a ferry across the Illinois river at Phillips' ferry...

325

An act to repeal an act entitled "An act to estal lish a ferry across the Mississippi river in Randolph

county," approved February 14, 1855, in favor of William Henry, and to authorize John W. Brewer,

of said county, to rnaintain and keep a ferry under same title...............

An act anthorizing Selah Robbins to establish a ferry across the Illinois river, in LaSalle county....... 827

An act to establish a ferry across the Mississippi river, at Savanna, in Carroll county................. 327

FIRE COMPANIES:

n act to incorporate Engine Company No One, of the city of Alton.....

329

An act to incorp rate the New Peoria Fire Compiny, No. Po'ir, of the city of Peoria . . .

... 329

An act to amend the charter of the city of Waukegan, in relation to the fire department.......

880

GAS LIGIIT COMPANIES:

Ad act to incorporate the Aurora Gas Light Company..

An act to amend an act entitled "An a t to incorporate the Decatur Gas Light and Coke Company," ap

proved February 18th, 1857.....

An act to incorporate the Elgin Gas Light and Coke Company......

An act to incorporate the Galesburg Gis Light Coke ornpany ......

334

An act to incorporate the Peru anii La Salle Gas Light and Coke Company...

835

An act to incorporate the Pekin Gas Light ('ompany....

886

An act to incorporate the Rockforil Gas Light and oke Company...

889

An act to incorporate the Warsaw Gas Light and Coke Company...

HORSE RAILWAYS:

An act to authorize the extension of Ilorse Railways in the city of Chicago.....

340

An a t to promote the construction of Horse Railways in the city of Peoria

342

An act to promote the construction of Horse Railways in the city of Springfield...

843

CHICAGO I E COMP NY:

An act to incorporate the Chicago Ice Company....

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