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acts of the general assembly establishing the boundaries of said counties, and shall run and mark said lines in strict accordance therewith.

83. That said surveyor and deputy surveyor shall employ two competent chain carriers and a marker; and, before entering upon the duties prescribed in this act, said surveyors, chain carriers, and marker shall, before some justice of the peace of one of said counties, take an oath to run and mark said line faithfully, fairly, impartially, and according to the provisions of this act. They shall commence running said line on the first day of April next, if possible; and if not on that day, then on some day to be appointed and agreed on by them; and when said line is run and marked, according to the provisions of this act, it shall be the dividing line between the counties of Adair and Cumberland.

§ 4. Said surveyor and deputy surveyor shall make out two fair plats of their survey, with proper references, and a report to accompany the same, one of which shall be deposited in the clerk's office of the Cumberland county court, and the other in the clerk's office of the Adair county court.

§ 5. That said surveyor and deputy surveyor shall have an allowance made by their respective county courts for their services; and the chain carriers and marker shall be entitled each to one dollar per day for the time they are employed in the work-one half to be levied by the Cumberland county court, and the other half by the Adair county court.

Approved December 21, 1850.

CHAPTER 111.
AN ACT to require the Attorney General to perform certain duties in re-

gard to the Owingsville and Big Sandy Turnpike Road Company.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky, That the attorney general shall institute, in
the general court of this commonwealth, in the year 1851,
a proceeding to enquire into the fact, whether the Owings-
ville and Big Sandy turnpike road company have, by fail-
ing to keep said road in proper repair, or from any other
cause, forfeited the rights and privileges given to it by the
original charter, or by any or all the acts of the general as-
sembly amendatory of said charter; and for any violation
of said charter, to cause the franchises of said company to
be forfeited and seized to the use of the commonwealth,

Approved December 21, 1850.

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CHAPTER 118.

1850. AN ACT to appoint Oscar Pepper in the place of Charles Cotton, to lay off Woodford county into magistrates' and Constables' districts, and for other parposes.

§ 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That Oscar Pepper be, and he is here

pointed in the by appointed a commissioner, in the place of Charles Cot- county of Wood ton, to lay off the county of Woodford into magistrates' and constables' districts. $ 2. That Squire Gatliff be, and he is hereby appointed In Whitley

. a commissioner, in the place of Thos. R. Harman, to lay county. off Whitley county into magistrates' and constables' districts.

Approved December 21, 1850.

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CHAPTER 124.
AN ACT to appoint M. T. Hall one of the Commissioners to lay off War.

reu county into Magistrates and Constables' districts.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky, That M. T. Hall be appointed a commission-
er to lay off the county of Warren into magistrates' and
constables' districts, in the place of L. L. Cooke, who re-
fuses to act.

Approved December 18, 1850.

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CHAPTER 130.
AN ACT allowing an additional district in Jefferson county for the election

of Justices of the Peace and Constables, and for other purposes. § 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the act, entitled, “an act appointing commissioners to divide the counties of this state into ten districis. districts, for the election of justices of the peace and constables, approved December 12, 1850," be and the same is hereby so amended as that there shall be ten districts in the county of Jefferson, instead of nine; and the commissioners designated by the act, to which this is an amendment, shall lay off the same into ten districts, in accordance to the provisions of the aforesaid act.

92. That the commissioners appointed to lay off Trimble county into districts for the election of justices of the into be laid off

5. peace and constables, be and they are hereby direc'ed to lay off said county into five instead of four districts, and that Palmyra shall be a place of voting in one of said districts.

§ 3. That the commissioners appointed to lay off Clay Clay county county into districts for the election of justices of the peace into eight dis. and constables, be and they are hereby directed to lay off said county into eight districts, if they think it expedient so

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to do, and that T. J. McWhorter be and he is hereby appointed an additional commissioner.

Approved January 16, 1851.

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CHAPTER 132.
AN ACT allowing an additional district in Wayne and Pulaski counties,

for the election of Magistrates and Constables, and for other purposes.

$1. Be it cnucted by the General Assembly of the Common

wealth of Kentucky, That the commissioners heretofore apto be paid country pointed to divide Wayne county into districts, for the elec

tion of magistrates and constables, be required to divide said county into six districts instead of five.

§ 2. That the commissioners heretofore appointed to diPulaski county vide Pulaski county into districts, for the election of magisto nine districts trates and constables, be required to divide said county in

to nine districts instead of eight.

3. That Sandford Duncan, jr., and William Carter be Commissioners appointed commissioners to divide Caldwell county into in Caldwell co. districts, for the election of magistrates and constables, in

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place of Francis W. urey and Coleman Brown, heretofore appointed

$ 4. That James Alder be appointed an additional comChristian coun. missioner to lay off the county of Christian into magis

trates and constables' districts.

§ 5. That James Drury be appointed a commissioner to Breckinridgo divide Breckinridge county into districts, for the election of counts.

magistrates and constables, in place of Jolin Drury, heretofore appointed.

Approved January 16, 1851.

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CHAPTER 133.
AN ACT to reduce the number of districts in Mercer county, for the elec-

tion of Justices of the Peace and Constables,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentuchy, That the number of districts, for the election
of justices of the peace and constables in the county of
Mercer, be and the same is hereby reduced to six instead
of eight, as now provided by law.

Approved January 21, 1851,

CHAPTER 139.
AN ACT to amend an act, approved November 18, 1850, to settle the di-

viding line of Estill and Owsley counties.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky, That, instead of the three commissioners ap-
pointed by an act of the general assembly, approved No-

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vember 18, 1850, to adjust and settle the boundary line between the counties of Estill and Owsley, Curtis F. Burnam, of the county of Madison, be and he is hereby ap. pointed sole commissioner, to be governed by all the provisions of said act, and the act to which it was an amendment.

Approved January 21, 1851.

CHAPTER 140.
AN ACT to establish an additional Justices' and Constable's District in

Fulton county:

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That an additional district, for the election of justices of the peace and constables be laid off, by the commissioners heretofore appointed, in the county of Fulton, to be bounded by what is denominated the Madrid bend.

Approved January 21, 1851.

CHAPTER 147.
AN ACT to amend an act, entitled, an act for the benefit of the soldiers of

the late war with England, &c.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky, That the provisions of an act, entitled, an act
for the benefit of the soldiers of the late war with Eng.
land, &c., approved November 23, 1850, be and they are
hereby extended to the widows, heirs, and devisees of the
persons in said recited act mentioned : Provided, that up-
on the presentation to the clerk for authentication of any
papers to be used in the prosecution of the claims men-
tioned in said recited act, he may require the claimant or
agent employed in its prosecution, to swear that such
pers are to be so used; and the clerk is hereby authorized
to administer the oath to such persons for that purpose.

Approved January 21, 1851.

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CHAPTER 164.
AN ACT in relation to Magistrates and Constables' Districts in Henry

and Laurel counties. § 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the act, entitled, "an act appoint- Additional ing commissioners to divide the counties of this state into comèrs for Hen. districts, for the election of justices of the peace and constables," approved December 12, 1850, be and the same is hereby so amended, as that John James, James Hisle, and Elijah Thrailkill be added to the list of commissioners for the county of Henry; which commissioners, together with

1850. those named in said act, or a majority of them, shall lay off

said county into not less than seven, nor more than eight districts.

§ 2. That a majority of all the commissioners for said Their powers

county may reconsider and annul any former action, in and duties.

laying off said county; and that said commissioners have until the first Monday in March next to make final returns of the districts in said county, instead of the first Monday in February, as provided in the 10th section of said act.

§ 3. That the secretary of state shall forward a copy of puty or Secre

this act to the sheriff of Henry county, who shall summons tary of State all said commissioners together, within ten days after the

receipt thereof, at the county seat, and lay the same before them.

§ 4. That the commissioners appointed to lay off the Laurel county county of Laurel into magistrates and constables' dis

tricts, shall lay off said county into seven instead of six districts, as now prescribed by law.

Approved January 25, 1851.

to he laid off in. to 7 districts.

CHAPTER 168.'
AN ACT to regulate the sale of the estate of persons of unsound mind.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That it shall be lawful for the circuit courts, in rendering decrees for the sale of the estate of any person of unsound mind, to order the sale of real estate before the sale of slaves, if it shall appear to the court that it would be most conducive to the welfare of such

person 89 to decree.

Approved January 25, 1851.

CHAPTER 185.
AN ACT to extend the provisions of an act, entitled, au act regulating the

price of taking up boats on the Ohio river, approved January 29, 1829,
to Big Sandy.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That all the provisions of an act, entitled, an act to regulate the price of taking up boats on the Ohio river, approved January 29, 1829, be and they are hereby extended to Big Sandy river; and this shall apply also to rafts, saw logs, and lumber of every description; and the person or persons taking up the same, if he or they shall secure such rafts, logs, or lumber, shall be entitled to and receive fifteen cents for each log so taken up and secured, to be paid by the owner or owners before said owner or owners shall take the same into possession.

Approved January 25, 1851.

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