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LAWS OF KENTUCKY.

PASSED AT NOVEMBER SESSION, 1830.

JOHN L. HELI, GOVERNOR; BEN. EDWARDS GREY, SPEAKER
OF THE SENATE. pro tem.; GEO. W. JOHNSTON, SPEAKER OF
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; JOHN W. FINNELL, SEC-
RETARY OF STATE.

GENERAL LAWS,

1850.

CHAPTER 1.
AN ACT to provide for running and marking the dividing line between

the counties of Adair and Russell
Be it enucted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky, That an act, entitled, an act making provisions
for the running and marking the lines of Lincoln, Casey,
Pulaski, Russell, and Adair, and for other purposes, approv,
ed March 4, 1850, be and the same is hereby so amended
as to make it the duty of the surveyors named in said act,
or any three of them, to run and mark so much of the line
between the counties of Adair and Russell as lies between
the counties of Adair, Casey, and Russell, and the lane of
Aaron Williams, deceased.

GEO. W. JOHNSTON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

BEN, EDWARDS GREY,

Speaker of the Senale, pro tem.
Approved November 18, 1850.

JOHN L. HELM,
By the Governor,

John W. Funnell, Secretary of Stale.

CHAPTER 6.
AN ACT to amend an act, entitled, an act to mark definitely the dividing

lines between certain counties, approved February 27, 1849.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky, That the third section of an act, entitled, "an Commissioners
act to mark definitely the dividing lines between certain appointed--their
counties," approved February 27, 1849, be and the same is
hereby so amended, that instead of James McNeal, of the

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county of Laurel, and Strother D. Mitchell, of the county of Montgomery, James Sparks, of the county of Laurel, and Nicholas Hadden, of the county of Montgomery, be ind they are hereby appointed commissioners, to act in conjunction with Kiah Crooks, of the county of Madison, to do and perforin all the duties of the former commissioners, as prescribed by said act; to be governed by the same law and receive for their services the same compensation as therein specified.

Approved November 18, 1850,

CHAPTER 10.
AN ACT to change the May term of the County Court of Shelby county.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwcalth of Kentucky, That, hereafter, the May term of the county court for the county of Shelby shall be held on the first Monday in May, instead of the second Monday as now provided by law.

Approved November 18, 1850.

CHAPTER 18.
AN ACT to run and re-mark the dividing line between the counties of

Campbell and Pendleton. $ 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the CommonComniission. wealth of Kentucky, That Charles Riddle, of the county of es appointed Grant, and Elijah Yates, of the county of Kenton, be and their duty,

they are hereby constituted and appointed commissioners to run and re-mark the dividing line between the counties of Campbell and Pendleton; and they are to be governed by the following points, courses, and distances, to-wit: beginning on the Ohio river, two miles below the mouth of Big Stepstone creek; thence in a direct line to main Licking river, as far below the main fork of Licking as it is from that point to the mouth of the north fork of Licking above the said forks; and to make out and return to the county court of each of said counties a report of said survey, setting forth therein what timber or other objects are called for in said survey, so made by them, at each corner; and they are hereby empowered to select and employ two

chain-carriers, to whom they shall administer an oath City Courts to faithfully to perform said service; and the said commispay for services.

sioners are authorized to make out an account for said services, which shall be allowed and levied by said courts, each county paying one-half the expenses of said şurvey.

§ 2. All acts coming within the purview of this act are hereby repealed.

Approved November 22, 1850.

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CHAPTER 20. AN ACT to define the lines of Clay and Perry counties. Whereas, an act, entitled, an act to attach part of Clay to Perry county, approved January 12, 1843, is vague and uncertain. Therefore,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the line named in the above act shall call for the Saltpetre Gap, on the dividing ridge between Hell-for-certain and Bull creeks; thence a straight line to the nearest point of Bull creek; thence a straight line to the Still-house branch, one-fourth of a mile above its mouth; thence with said branch and the middle fork of Kentucky river, including Hiram Begley's residence in the county of Perry.

Approved November 22, 1850.

Clerks not to chaige sees.

CHAPTER 24.
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, hereafter, the several clerks in this commonwealth shall not be permitted to charge or receive any fee or tax for affixing the seal of office to any instrument of writing whatever, which may be necessary to perfect the testimonials of any officer or soldier in the late war with England, (1812,) or any war with the Indians since 1790, for services performed by him, for debts due him in land or money, or for property lost, captured, or destroyed during the continuance of said wars; nor shall said clerks be entitled to any fee for their services in such cases, but all such services shall be deemed ex officio, and said clerks shall perform thein as heretofore required by law in reference to Revolutionary and Mexican war soldiers.

Approved November 23, 1850,

CHAPTER 27.
AN ACT to er able the Governor to carry into effect the provisions of the

charter of the Southern Bank of Kentucky. § 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the governor be, and he is hereby Governor to directed to cause to be engraved and delivered to the presi- engraved.

cause bond to be dent or cashier of the southern bank of Kentucky, in the payment of stock in said bank, subscribed for and on the part of the state, the bonds heretofore directed to be issued by the provisions of said charter, of the denomination of one thousand dollars each, in the following form:

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STATE OF KENTUCKY,

United States of America. Form or bond

Be it known, that there is due from the commonwealth of Kentucky to

, or order, one thousand dollars, lawful money of the United States of America, bearing an interest of six per cent., per annum, from the date hereof, payable semi-annually, on the first Mondays of January and July in each year, in Russellville, Kentucky, on the presentation and delivery of the dividend warrants hereto annexed, until the payment of the principal sum ; which principal sum will be due and payable upon the presentation and delivery of this bond, at the principal bank of the southern bank of Kentucky, in the town of Russellville, Kentucky, and redeemable at the pleasure of the commor

onwealth, at any time within five years after the expiration of the charter of the said southern bank of Kentucky.”

§ 2. To enable the governor to carry into effect this and

pri- the several acts establishing said bank, he is authorized to pose.

use a plate now belonging to the state, and to have the same altered in accordance with the form herein prescribed; and to enable him to accomplish that, the sum of four hundred dollars is hereby appropriated to be paid on his order.

Approved November 29, 1850.

ated for the pur.

CHAPTER 30.
AN ACT for the benefit of the Clerks of the Circuit and County Courts

of this Commonwealth.
Be it cnacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky, That it shall be lawful for each and every cir-
cuit and county court clerk, who may have failed to pre-
cute, renew, and forward their bonds, by the time and in
the manner prescribed by law, to comply with the provis-
ions thereof at any time prior to the first Monday of April,
1851; and each circuit and county court clerk who shall so
comply, by the time aforesaid, shall be exonerated and dis-
charged from all the penalties now imposed by law because
of such failure.

Approved November 29, 1850.

CHAPTER 39. AN ACT appointing Commissioners to divide the Counties of this State into Districts, for the election of Justices of the Peace and Constables.

§ 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the CommonCommisston: wealth of kentucky, That the following persons be and they ' ed to district tho are hereby appointed commissioners in the several councounties.

ties in this state-a majority of whom shall be competent to act—to lay off their respective counties into districts, of convenient size, for the election of justices of the peace and constables; and said commissioners shall receive for 1850. their services a reasonable compensation, to be allowed by the county court of each county, at their court of claims in 1851.

$ 2. The following comınissioners are hereby appointed Adair for the county of Adair : Hickman Pelly, S. B. Field, Nicholas Taylor, Joshua Hatcher, and Dory Nell, who shall divide said county into not less than four nor more than six districts.

For the county of Allen : John H. Page, Fletcher Gate- Allen wood, Nathan K. Pope, Henry Motley, sr., and R. H. Parris, who shall divide said county into five districts.

For the county of Anderson: Keeling C. Gaines, Dennis Anderson
C. Driskill, Wesley J. Holman, Edward Sherwood, Darius
Hackley, and James McBrayer, jr., who shall divide said
county into not less than four nor more than five districts.

For the county of Boyle : Robert Tilford, R. N. Bowling, Boylo
Charles H. Rochester, R. P. Gregory, Dr. Ben. Mullins, and
John R. Ford, who shall divide said county into not less
than four nor more than six districts.

For the county of Bracken: Elijah Bassett, John Burk- Bracken ett, and David Brooks, who shall divide said county into five districts.

For the county of Bullitt: G. E. Rogers, John Holtzclaw, Bullitt R. J. Stoner, and William Wilson, who shall divide said county into not less than three nor more than five districts.

For the county of Bourbon : Wm. Garth, Nathaniel P. Bourbon Rogers, Peter Bonta, Harvey Rice, and Alexander S. Miller, who shall divide said county into eight districts.

For the county of Barren: Isaac Smith, jr., H. P. Cord, Barren John W. Beauchamp, James G. Hardy, and Wm. E. Munford, who shall divide said county into eight districts.

For the county of Breckinridge: Richard Casey, Ralph Brockinridge Cox, Davis Crawford, John Drewry, John Cashman, M. Cunningham, Charles Hambleton, D. R. Murray, H. Birch, J. H. Thomas, and David C. Ganaway, who shall divide said county into not less than seven nor more than ten districts.

For the county of Boone: Ben. Watts, Jacob Shotts, W. Boono E. Hudson, Ben. M. Allen, Richard Parker, Robert Adams, and Moses S. Rice, who shall divide said county into nine districts.

For the county of Breathitt: John Hargis, Geo. Bowling, Breathitt Alfred Combs, Harrison Cockrell, and John Holland, who shall divide said county into six districts.

For the county of Ballard : Joseph W. James, Richard D. Gholson, Walter W. Adams, Charles Wicklifle, and M. S. Preston, who shall divide said county into seven districts.

For the county of Bath : A. J. Ewing, R. G. Owens, Wm. Bath A. Lane, J. A. Young, M. Gill, and P. Gerrant, who shall divide said county into five districts.

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