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deemed an election precinct for the county of Knox; and the elction; therein, shall be held at the house

place of hold of Samuel Cox: and the sheriff, clerk and judges, ing elections who shall be appointed to attend elections in said pre

therein cinct, shall be under the same regulations, and receive the same compensation, as the law directs in 8 milar„eases : And all the voters in said precinct, shall vote therein, and noć elsewhere. SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the sheriffs at

when and tending the elections at Knox court house and said where polls to precinct, shall meet at the said court house on the be compared Friday next after each election, and there compare the polls of the several candidates, and give certificates conformably thereto.

CHAP. CCIX.

AN ACT
For the relief of John Bradshaw.

APPROVED, Jan. 4th, 1811,

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HEREAS it is represented to the general az-
sembly

year 1807, John Bradshaw had only two retail stores, one in the county of Shelby, and the other in the county of Henry, both of which he listed for taxation and paid tax for, in the county of Shelby; and that the commissioner for the county of Henry, took down and charged said Bradshaw with the Henry store, which he has paid for twice-For remedy whereof,

BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That the auditor be directed to issue his warrant on the trea. surer in favo: of said Bradshaw, for twenty dollars; which the treasurer shall pay out of any money in his hands unappropriated.

CHAP. CCX.

AN ACT

W

Authorising the release, confirmation and sale of part

of the public square in the town of Versailles, to Foseph and John Kincaid.

APPROVED, JAN. 4, 1811.

HEREAS, Joseph and John Kincaid have, Recital

in the town of Versailles, in the county of Woodforri, a lot of ground which interferes by some mistake, with the public square, and the said Joseph and John have petitioned to the general assembly, setting forth the mistake, and that they have built upon a part of what is now claimed as the public square, and that they are willing to pay a fair price for the ground formerly supposed to be included in their lot, and up to the former reputed boun. daries of the said public square ; and a majority of the justices of the county court, at the foot of said petition, have certified their consent, that the said petitioners should be permitted to have the said part of the public square, upon paying a fair price therefor, and moreover, that a sufficiency of ground for public purposes, will remain, after the said part, so claimed and petitioned for, is set off : There

fore, Justices for

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly,

ay. That the said county court, and the trustees of the thorised

town, or either, as the case may require, may, and they are hereby authorised to release, confirm, bargain and sell unto the said Joseph and John Kincaid,

and their heirs forever, any part of the said public quantity square, not exceeding thirty six feet front, on main

street, and running back as far as they shall agree for and think proper, part of said lot as aforesaid, claimed and built on by said petitioners, and including their said improvements, upon payment made

trustees

to

sell

or secured by the said petitioners, of the value of
the ground, so to be released, cot.firmed and sold.
<Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That Mar-

Commission quis Calmes, William Vawter and Moses Payne ers shall be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners, to value the said ground at a 'fair price, inde. their duty pendent of said improvements ; who shall, under the direction of the county court, or of any number of the justices appointed by the court in that behalf, end upon notice also given to said petitioners, attend upon the said ground, lay off the part intended to be released, and value the same.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the mo- how procecah nev arising from the sale and confirmation aforesaid, appropriated. shall be applied to public purposes by the said county court, a majority of all the justices being pre

sent.

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Por keeping open the navigation of Little river, in
Christian county.
APPROVED, JAN. 4, 1811.

the
general assembly, that great public advantage
would result to the inhabitants of Christian county,
by prohibiting all obstructions in the navigation of
Little river-Therefore,

༤ ༣, ༠; BE it enacted by the general assembly, That from and after the passage of this act, Little river shall, as a navigable stream, remain open and unobstructed, for the purpose of navigation, from its mouth up to the mouth of sinking fork of sait rivers and any person ereeting, or causing to be erected, any fish dams, bridges or other obstructions, to the passage of boats up or Jówn said stream, shall for every such

Penalty on ple offence, forfeit and pay the sum of three dollars to cing obstruc

the tions therein

person aggrieved, to be recovered before a justice of the peace, for every twenty four hours such obstruction or obstructions shall remain therein.

CHAP. CCXII.

ANACT

To repeal in part the act " altering the mode of ta

king in lists of Taxable Property, and to prevent impositions on this cominonwealth.

A PPROVED, January 4th, 1811. Preamble WHEREAS there is reason to apprehend, that the

clerks of the county courts, or some of them, for making out the books of persons and property subject to taxation, may draw monies from the treasury improperly, and there is reason to believe that some certificates have been granted by the county courts, contrary to the plain rate of estimating the services of the clerk, prescribed by the act of the last session, altering the mode of taking indists of taxable property, and that some monies have already been drawn from the treasury, by means of such improper

certificates : Therefore, Section of

BE it enacted by the General Assembly of the Com. former act re monwealth of Kentucky, That so much of the said repealed cited act as authorises the auditor of public accounts,

to issue warrants on the treasury for the compensation of clerks for the duties aforesaid, upon the certificate of the amount thereof by the county court, either

for services already rendered, or hereafter to be renAuditor to dered, shall be, and it is hereby repealed : And the examine com missioners,

auditor shall examine the books certifed by the said books : county 'courts, as made out by the clerk's respectively, and ascertain and shall calculate the amount due the said clerks resation to cle spectively,' for making such books according to the

mode and rate of services established by that act, and issue a warrant on the treasury accordingly.

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Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That in future years, the county courts shall not certify the amount due the clerk; but shall certify according to the other du. ties in said act, required of them.”

Clerks to re Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That where any clerk fund by means of warrants or warrant, issued or to issue, drawn for the upon the certificate of a county court, hath received, eir services or shall hereafter receive, more money than his services will amount to, according to the rate established by said act, such clerk shall be liable to refund the excess so received, with interest, costs

and expel.se of giving notice, to be recovered on motion of the au- How recorex ditor of public accounts in the general court, on ten od days previous notice being given, as in cases of delinquent sheriffs and collectors : Provided however, Proviso that on the trial of such motion, is the defendant shall require it, a jury shall be impanelled and summoned, as in other civil cases, and on such judgments, execution shall issue, on which the clerk shall endorsem That “ No security of any kind shall be taken."

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CHAP. CCXII:

AN ACT

To amend the act for improving the navigation of

Green river.

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APPROVED, January 10, 1811.
E it enacted by the General Assembly of the Com-

River to he monwealth of Kentucky, That it shall be the duty laid of inta of the county courts of the several counties through, precincts or by which, so much of Green river as is by this act declared navigable, may run, forthwith to lay off said river into precincts or divisions ; which precincts or divisions so laid off, shall be considered as permanent until altered or changed by any of said courts, in their respective counties; and it shall also be the duty

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