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ACTS

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY;

PASSED AT

DECEMBER SESSION, 1844.

PUBLISHED BT AUTHORITY

FRAflKFflRT, KENTUCKY,

A. G. HODGES STATE PRINTER.

1845.

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CONTENTS.

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PAGe.

An Act

Prescribing the duties of Agents appoint-
ed to sell Forleited Lands, and applying
the proceeds of sales to the Sinking Fund, 31

To change the county line of Washington

and Marion county, - - - - 32

To amend the charter of the Louisville and

Elizabethtown Turnpike Company, and

Covington and Lexington Turnpike Com-

pany, - 32

To reduce into one the several acts exemp-

ting property from Execution, and for

other purposes, - 34

To change the times of holding the Muhlen-

burg and Boyle Circuit Courts, and for

other purposes, ----- 36

To amend the laws upon the subject of Ped-

lers, 37

To regulate the time of holding the Rock-

castle County Court, and for other pur-

poses, -------38

To extinguish the rent and title of the Ci-

ty of Lexington to the Railroad Depot

and Warehouse, ----- 38

The better to protect the purity of Elec-
tions, ----- - 39

To regulate the weight of Grain, - - 43

To reduce the number of Justices of the

Peace and Constables of Adair county,

and for other purposes, - - - 44

For the benefit of the Kentucky Institu-

tion for the Education of the Blind, - , 45

To reduce into one the several acts con-

cerning Common Schools, and more ef-

fectually to establish the same in this

Commonwealth, - - - - - 45

Giving the Mayor of the City of Covington

concurrent jurisdiction with Circuit Judg-

es in cases of Idiots and Lunatics, - 55

To prescribe the mode of procuring copies

of releases executed by the Contractors

on Public Works in the State of Ky. - 55

Concerning the Northern Bank of Ky. - 56

For 1he benefit of the owners of Mills, and
other property, injured by Slackwater, 56

To provide for the removal of suits in chan-

cery from the Jefferson Circuit Court to

the Louisville Chancery Court, and for

other purposes, - - - - - 57

Regulating the terms of the Logan Circuit
Court, 58

To amend the Charter of the Louisville

and Portland Canal Company, - - 58

To change the time of holding the Hart and

Green Circuit Courts, - - - - 59

To place a part of the State road leading

from Princeton to Centreville, in Cald-

well county, under the power of the

County Court of said county, and for oth-

er purposes, ------ 59

To amend an act, approved March 2, 1844,

establishing a Land Office West of the

Tennessee river, ----- 60

rAor.

An Act

Authorizing settlements to be made with
the President of the Bank of the Com-
monwealth, and the Board of Commis-

sioners of the Sinking Fund, - - 61

To provide for the running and marking

the dividing line between the counties of

Campbell and Pendleton, and between

the counties of Jefferson and Bullitt, and

between the counties of Jefferson and

Shelby, - - - - - -62

Concerning Joint Obligors, - - - 64

Authorizing the improvement of Capitol

Square, - - - - - - 64*

Directing Tolls on Turnpik: Roads to con-

form to the standard of Federal Coin, - 65

To establish an Election Precinct in Spen-

cer county, and for other purposes, - 65

To authorize the opening of a State road

from Colemansville, in Harrison county,

by Falmouth, to Foster's Landing, on the

Ohio river, in Blacken county, - - 65

To amend the charter of the Glasgow and

Scottsville Turnpike Road, - - - 66

Declaring Russell's creek, in Green county,
a navigable stream, and for other pur-

poses, -------67

Prescribing the duties of the Board df Com-

missioners of the Sinking Fund, and di-

recting that all moneys set apart to con-

stitute a Sinking Fund shall be paid in-

to the Treasury, ----- 67

To increase the resources of the Sinking

Fund, and to provide for the burning of

certain State Bonds and Coupons, - 69

For the benefit of George Washington La-

fayette Bradley, and for other purposes. 70

To amend an act, entitled, an act to amend

the charter of the Owingsville and Big

Sandy Turnpike Road Company, - - 71

To incorporate a Turnpike Road Company

in the county of Greenup, and for other

purposes, ------ 72

To establish a State Road from Canton, in
Trigg county, to Mills' Point, in Fulton

county, ------ 75

To establish the town of Rowena, on the

land of John Leveridge, in Russell coun-

ty, and for other purposes, - - - 76

To amend the law in relation to keeping
Public Roads in repair, and for other pur-

poses, -------78

To run and re-mark the line between the

counties ol Montgomery and Morgan, - 79

To amend the revenue laws, - 80

To declare Station Camp creek navigable,

and for other purposes, - - - - 82

Concerning the Penitentiary, ... 83

For the appropriation of Money, - - 84

To facilitate the collection of water rents

upon Green and Barren rivers, - - 88

To repair Lock and Dam No. 1, on Barren

river, 88
PAGE.

An Act

For the benefit of Isaiah Heston,late Sher-

iff of Breckinridge county, - - - 91

To change the name of Catharine Sherwood

Walton Wooldridge, - - - - 91

For the benefit of Robert and Mary Price, 92

To amend an act, entitled, an act to amend

the charter of Cumberland College, ap-

proved February 16th, 1838, and the

act approved February 18th, 1841, - 92

Providing for a change of venue in the pros-

ecution against Hiram B. Pearce, - - 94

Allowing an additional Justice of the

Peace and Constable to Johnson county,

and for other purposes, - - - - 95

To change the name of Martha Stewart

Whitecotten, 95

To incorporate the town of Benton, and

for other purposes, - - - - 95

To allow on additional Justice of the

Peace to Johnson county, and for other

purposes, ------ 98

Allowing an additional Justice of the
Peace to Greenup county, - - - 98

For the benefit of the Mechanics of Bards-

town and Nelson county, - - - 98

For the benefit of Mechanics, and others,

of Bowlinggceen, - - - - - 98

Providing for a change of venue in the

prosecution againt Samuel C. Snyder, - 99

To authorize the Trustees of Taylorsville

to close part of Water street, and for oth-

er purposes, ..... 100

For the benefit of the Sheriff of Grant

county, - - .... 100

To provide certain Justices of the Peace

of Johnson county with Morehead and

Brown's Digest, ----- 101

For the benefit of the Floyd Circuit Court

Clerk, 101

To change the place of voting in the Don-

alson Precinct, in Caldwell county, - 101

Authorizing Maria Jane Pottinger to con-

firm the sale of a slave made by her guar-

dian, George W. Pottinger, - - - 101

For the benefit of Isaac Johnson and oth-
ers, - - 102

To incorporate the town of Blandville, - 102

To change the place of voting in an Elec-
tion Precinct in Whitley county, - - 104

For the benefit of Susan M. Wilson, - 104

To change the name of Henry Harrison
Fraley, and for other purposes, - - 105

To permit Julia Ann Keedy to import cer-
tain slaves into this Commonwealth, - 105

Requiring a list of the members of the Fire
Engine and Hose Companies of the city
of Covington to be reported to the Clerk
of the Kenton Circuit Court, - - 106

For the benefit of Amelia M. Hamilton,
and for other purposes, ... 106

For the relief of Ishmael C. Sutton, Con-

stable of Ohio county, - - - - 106

For the benefit of William Butler, of Mon-

roe county, ------ 107

PAGE.

An Act

To allow an additional Constable to Pulas-

ki county, ------ 107

To establish an additional Election Pre-

cinct in Hopkins county, ... 107

For the benefit of John C. Waggener and

the heirs of George Munday, - - 108

To change a Precinct in Harlan county, - 108

To establish an Election Precinct in the

county of Pike, ----- 108

For the benefit of John Vickers, - - 109

For the benefit of the Methodist Episcopal

Church in Elkton, - - - - 109

For the benefit of Mary Ann Fugate and

Thomas Sexton, 118

To revive the act concerning the town of

New Liberty, approved 27th February,

1844, 110

For the benefit of Thomas Cross, - - 110

To legalize the appointment of Benjamin

Alsop, Constable of Daviess county, - 110

To incorporate the Richmond Female In-
stitute, ...... HI

To provide for a change of venue in the

prosecution against Addison, a slave, - 112

To allow an additional Justice of the

Peace to the county of Trimble, - - 112

For the benefit of William Berry and wife,

of Adair county, .... 113

For the benefit of David Janes and his wife, 113

Amendatory of the several acts concerning

the town of Newport, Kentucky, - - 113

For the benefit of James Venable, of Shel-

by county, ------ 114

To allow two additional Justices of the

Peace to the county of Casey, and for

other purposes, - - - - - 116

For the benefit of the Sheriffs of Graves

and Perry counties, .... 116

For the benefit of ihe heirs and administra-

tor of John Q. Thompson, deceased, - 116

For the benefit of the widow and heirs at

law of John McElya, deceased, - - 117

For the benefit of Lois Smallwood, - - 117

To repeal the first section of an act limit-
ing the number of Justices of the Peace
in the county of Wayne, and for other
purposes, - - - - - -118

To authorize the young men of Russell-
ville to have a Thespian Society without
license, 118

For the benefit o£ Isaac Bolt, - - - 118

To reduce the number of Justices of the
Peace in the county of Boone, - - 118

For the benefit of Stephen M. Farisb, Jail-
er of Morgan county, - - - - 119

For the benefit of Ann M. Prewitt, - 119

To establish an additional Election Pre-
cinct in Harlan county, ... 119

To change the Election Precinct held at
James Butler's, in Adair county, to John

S. Coleman's, in said county, - - 119

For the benefit of L. B. Stark, - - 120

For the benefit of Edward Lewis, Sheriff of

Green county, - - - - - 120

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