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CHAPTER 196.
AN ACT to authorize the running and re-marking the boundary lines of

Butler county.
§ 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Common-
wculth of Kentucky, That William Carson, of the county of
Butler, be and he is hereby appointed commissioner to run
and re-mark the several lines of boundary around the said
county of Butler, in conjunction and with the aid of C. M.
Briggs, of Warren county, in so far as such boundary may
border on said county of Warren; of C. A. Wilson, of Lo-
gan county, in so far as such boundary shall border on the
said county of Logan ; of James Taggart, of Muhlenburg
county, in so far as such boundary shall border on the said
county of Muhlenburg; and of Robert Goode, of Grayson
county, in so far as such boundary shall border on the said
county of Grayson; and that said commissioner for the
county of Butler may, and he is hereby directed to sum-
mons the aid of the respective assistant commissioners be-
fore mentioned, and proceed within the next succeeding
twelve months after the passage of this act, to run and re-
mark the several boundary lines of the county of Butler,
as nearly upon the old, formerly run, and legally establish-
ed lines of boundary as may be possibly ascertained.

2. That the county courts of the counties of Butler, Warren, Logan, Muhlenburg, and Grayson, be and they are hereby authorized and empowered, severally, to allow their respctive commissioners designated in this act, such compensation for their services, in running and re-marking said county lines, as they may deem reasonable and proper.

Approved February 1, 1851.

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CHAPTER 203.
AN ACT to divide the State into four distriets for the election of Judges of

the Court of Appeals.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky, That the first judicial district for the court of
appeals shall be composed of the counties of Mason, Nich-
olas, Bourbon, Clarke, Madison, Rockcastle, Lewis, Flem-
ing, Bath, Montgomery, Estill, Laurel, Whitley, Harlan,
Knox, Clay, Owsley, Letcher, Perry, Breathitt, Morgan,
Lawrence, Carter, Greenup, Johnson, Floyd, Pike, and Pu-
laski.

That the second district shall be composed of the counties of Bracken, Pendleton, Campbell, Kenton, Boone, Gallatin, Carroll, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Grant, Harrison, Scott, Fayette, Jessamine, Garrard, Boyle, Mercer, Anderson, Franklin, Woodford, Shelby, and Oldham.

That the third district shall be composed of the counties of Jefferson, Bullitt, Nelson, Spencer, Hardin, Meade, La

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Russell, Casey, Lincoln, Washington, Marion, Taylor,
Green, and Adair.

That the fourth district shall be composed of the counties Fourth district. of Fulton, Hickman, Ballard, McCracken, Graves, Callo

way, Marshall, Livingston, Crittenden, Union, Hopkins,
Caldwell, Trigg, Todd, Logan, Simpson, Warren, Allen,
Christian, Henderson, Muhlenburg, Daviess, Ohio, Butler,
Edmonson, Hancock, Grayson, and Breckinridge.

Approved February 1, 1851.

CHAPTER 215.
AN ACT in relation to the Magistrates' and Constables' districts in Grant

county.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwculth
of Kentucky, That it shall be lawful for the commissioners
appointed to divide the county of Grant into magistrates'
and constables' districts, to withdraw their report, and al-
ter or change the same as they may deem best for the con-
venience of the citizens of said county; and should they
alter or change any of the districts first reported by them,
it shall be as binding in law as though no such change had
been made: Provided, that said commissioners shall report
as now prescribed by law, and may have until the tenth
day of February, 1851, to return their report.

Approved February 3, 1851.

CHAPTER 223.
AN ACT in relation to Magistrates' and Constables' districts in Christian

county.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky, That it shall be lawful for the commissioners
appointed to divide the county of Christian into magistrates'
and constables' districts, to withdraw their report, and alter
or change the same as they may deem best for the conve-
nience of the citizens of said county; and should they alter
or change any of the districts first reported by them, it
shall be as binding in law as though no such change had
been made: Provided, that it shall be lawful for said com-
missioners to divide the said county into eight districts, and
shall report is now prescribed by law, ard have until the
25th day of February, 1851, to return their report.

Approved February 8, 1851.

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CHAPTER 224. AN ACT to amend the charter of the Farmers Bank of Kentucky. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of bentucky, That it shall be lawful for the president and directors of the Farmers Bank of Kentucky to establish an additional branch of said bank in the city of Louisville, with a capital of five hundred thousand dollars, and the capital stock of said bank is to that extent extended; and A. H. Wallace, L. L. Shreve, B. J. Adams, H. D. Newcomb, W. A. Richardson, A. L. Shotwell, and Thomas H. Hunt are appointed commissioners to open books, at such time and places as the directors of the parent bank may direct, for the subscription of stock; and shall have the same powers and rights of commissioners appointed at other places, where branches have been established.

Approved February 8, 1851.

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CHAPTER 225. AN ACT to establish twelve Judicial Circuit districts. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the judicial districts for circuit courts in this commonwealth shall be composed of the counties as follows, to-wit :

First district: Fulton, Hickman, McCracken, Graves, Calloway, Marshall, Livingston, Crittenden, and Ballard.

Second district: Caldwell, Trigg, Christian, Todd, Hopkins, Union, and Henderson.

Third district: Daviess, Hancock, Ohio, Grayson, Breckinridge, Meade, Hardin, Muhlenburg, and Larue.

Fourth district : Butler, Logan, Simpson, Allen, Monroe, Barren, Hart, Edmonson, and Warren.

Fifth district : Cumberland, Clinton, Wayne, Pulaski, Casey, Lincoln, Taylor, Green, Adair, and Russell.

Sixth district : Bullitt, Jefferson, Spencer, and Shelby.

Seventh district: Nelson, Washington, Marion, Mercer, 7th district. Boyle, Garrard, and Anderson.

Eighth district: Oldham, Henry, Trimble, Carroll, Owen, 8th district. Gallatin, Boone, Grant, and Kenton.

Ninth district : Campbell, Pendleton, Mason, Bracken, 9th district. Nicholas, Harrison, Bourbon, and Scott.

Tenth district: Bath, Fleming, Lewis, Greenup, Carter, 10th district. Lawrence, Montgomery, and Morgan.

Eleventh district: Franklin, Woodlord, Jessamine, Fayette, Madison, Estill, and Clarke.

Twelfth district: Rockcastle, Knox, Harlan, Laurel, Whitley, Clay, Perry, Owsley, Letcher, Breathitt, Floyd, Pike, and Johnson.

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Approved February 8, 1851.

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CHAPTER 227.
AN ACT to create two additional Magistrates' and Constables' districts in

Oldham county. § 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the CommonTwo addition. wculth of Kentucky, That in addition to the magistrates' and

constables' districts, as laid off by the commissioners for

the county of Oldham, two districts be likewise made, and Boundary of the same are hereby laid off, as follows, to-wit: beginning

at the mouth of Bell's branch, and running in a straight line to Mrs. Catharine Varble's, on eighteen mile creek, at the mouth of Kelly's branch; thence up said branch to Sadler's mills; thence with the Sligo road to the Trimble county line; thence with said line to the mouth of Patten's

creek, and from the mouth of the same to the beginning, Boundary of to be known as the Covington district. The second district 2d district.

is hereby laid off as follows, to-wit: beginning at Samuel Washburn's on the Henry and Oldham line; thence to Wm. Smizer's, on Curry's fork, including him ; thence in a line to Hampton Sparks' including Thomas Potts, A. K. Maddox, and said Sparks; thence to Mrs. Neale's, including David Lockhart; thence to Floyd's fork, including A. Matthis, M. Demoss, and Lewis Sweeney; thence up Floyd's fork to the Henry line, and with that line to the beginning, to be known as the Ballardsville district.

§ 2. That the voting place of the Covington district shall Voting places be at the Covington meeting house; and the voting place changed.

of the Ballardsville district shall be at the tavern house occupied by John O. Walten, in the town of Ballardsville.

Approved February 8, 1851.

CHAPTER 233.
AN ACT to authorize the County Courts to change the names of persons.

§ 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That persons desirous of changing their names may, on application to any county court, have such changes made as desired by the applicant: Provided, that said applicant, at the time of said change, be of the age of twenty one years.

§ 2. That persons may, on behalf of their wards, or infant children, by a like application, cause the names of such ward or infant children to be changed as desired by such applicant.

§ 3. That the orders of court making such changes of names shall be recorded by the clerks of said courts, in a book to be kept for that purpose, with proper alphabetical references; and for their services under this act, they shall be entitled to the same fees as for like services in other cases.

Approved February 10, 1851.

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CHAPTER 236.
AN ACT to amend an act giving to officers, crews, mechanics, and others,

a lien on steamboats, approved January 28, 1839.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky, That the provisions of an act, entitled, an act
giving to officers, crews, mechanics, and others, a lien on
steamboats, approved January 28, 1839, shall be and they
are hereby extended to every debt contracted or made with-
in this state, on account of work, supplies, or materials
furnished by mechanics, tradesmen, and others, for or on
account of, or towards the building, repairing, fitting, or
furnishing any wharf-boat, flat-boat, or other water craft.

Approved February 10, 1851.

CHAPTER 245.
AN ACT in relation to Magistrates' and Constables' Distriets iu Logan

county.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky, That it shall be lawful for the commissioners
appointed to divide the county of Logan into magistrates'
and constables' districts, to withdraw their report, and alter
and change the same as they may deem best for the con-
venience of the citizens of said county; and should they
alter or change any of the districts, first reported by them,
it shall be as binding in law as though no such change had
been made: Provided, that said commissioners shall have
until the 25th of February to return the report to the sec-
retary of state—which report shall be made according to
law.

Approved February 10, 1851.

CHAPTER 251.
AN ACT to prevent the close shaving of the heads of convicts in the Pen-

itentiary.
Whereas, by the 28th section of an act, entitled, “an act
to amend the penal laws of this commonwealth,” approv-
ed February 10, 1798, all the male convicts confined in the
penitentiary of this state, are required to "have their heads
and beards close shaven at least once every week :” and
whereas, a portion of the requisition of said section of said
act is deemned entirely unnecessary, is promotive of no
good object, but is calculated to endanger the health of
the convicts, and superinduces an exhibition of barbarity
inconsistent with the spirit of the present age. Therefore,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the 28th section of the above recited act, so far as the same requires the “heads” of the convicts to be "closely shaven at least once every week,” be and the

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