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CHAPTER XCV.

An act legalizing an order for the publication of the delinquent list for the year

1850, in DeKalb county.

[APPROVED FEBRUARY 12, 1851.)

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That an order for the publication of the delinquent list for the year 1850, made by the commissioners of DeKalb county, at a special session of their board, be, and the same is hereby legalized.

Sec. 2. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

CHAPTER XCVI.

An act to amend an act entitled "an act to establish a certain State Road therein

named," approved February 16, 1848.

(APPROVED FEBRUARY 5, 1851.]

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That so much of the State Road established by said act, in the title hereof referred to, as lies between the north-west corner of Hancock county and section No. four, in township No. sixteen, range six, in said county, be, and the same is hereby vacated.

Sec. 2. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

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CHAPTER XCVII.

An act in relation to the streets and alleys in the town of Lexington, in Scott connty.

· (APPROVED FEBRUARY 12, 1851.]

SECTION. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That it is hereby made the duty of the supervisor of roads in the districts in which the town of Lexington is situate, to cause to be removed all fences and other like obstructions now erected or which may hereafter be erected on or across any of the streets or alleys in said town.

Sec. 2. It shall be lawful for said supervisor, or for any voter, resident in said town, to notify the person erecting such fence or like obstructions, or the owner of the property enclosed by such fence, to remove such fence or like obstructions from off said street or alley; and on failure to remove the same within ten days from the time of giving said notice, the person erecting the same, or the owner of the property aforesaid, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction before a justice of the peace, shall be fined any sum not less than one nor more than five dollars, and shall be liable to pay a like sum for each and every month said fence or like obstruction be allowed to remain thereaster; and such fines shall enure to the benefit of common schools.

Sec. 3. This act to be in force from and after its passage.

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An act to amend an act entitled "an act to incorporate the West Delphi Bridge Company,"

approved February 15th, 1838; and an act entitled an act to amend said act, approved January 23, 1847.

(APPROVED FEBRUARY 5, 1851.)

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That the fourth section of said first named act be, and the same is hereby so amended as to strike out the words “ two hundred shares,” where it occurs in said section, and insert in place thereof, " forty shares.”

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Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That instead of the persons named in the second section of the said amendment to said act, that James H. Stewart, Abner H. Bowen, Noah B. Dewey, Reed Case, and Henry Foreman, and their successors, constitute said company.

Sec. Ž. Be it further enacted, That the third section of the first named act, and the third section of said amendment thereto, are hereby so amended that said company shall have four years from the passage of this act to open books of subscription to the stocks of said company, and said act and amendment, so far as they do not conflict with the provisions of this act, are hereby revived..

Sec. 4. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

CHAPTER XCIX.

An act relative to the borough of Vincennes.

(APPROVED FEBRUARY 8, 1851.]

WHEREAS, Doubts have been expressed as to the powers under the

charter of the borough of Vincennes, of the president and trustees thereof, to construct wharves, landings and the streets adjacent and necessary for the same, and to defray the expense thereof, out of the general funds of said borough, and to collect wharfage on steamboats; wherefore,

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That it was and is hereby declared to be the true intent and meaning of the act, entitled “ an act respecting the borough of Vincennes," approved January 27, 1836, to confer full power and authority upon the president and trustees of said borough, to con. struct docks, piers, wharves, basins, harbors, landings, and the necessary streets thereto, and to pay for the same, or any part thereof, out of the general funds of the said borough, so far as it may be thought best for the general interest of said borough ; and full power and authority is hereby conferred on said president and trustees of said borough for the said purposes; and all acts heretofore done and performed by the said president and trustees within the aforesaid power and authority, so as above declared and de

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fined, are hereby declared to be legal and valid to all intents and purposes.

Sec. 2. That the said president and trustees shall have full power and authority to levy and collect the reasonable and usual rates of wharfage on all steamboats and other crafts landing at any wharf so as above constructed, or to be constructed, with all powers usually granted to enforce said collections, by seizure or otherwise.

Sec. 3. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and shall be deemed and taken as a public act.

CHAPTER C.

An act for the relief of Rebecca Elder, of the county of Union, State of Indiana.

(APPROVED FEBRUARY 12, 1851.)

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That it shall be lawful for the Union Circuit Court, on the hearing of the application of the said Rebecca Elder for a divorce from her husband, William Elder, a resident of said county, to allow and admit as competent evidence the declarations and admissions of the said William, of his adultery with and the ill treatment of him towards the said Rebecca Elder during the time of coverture ; and the court is hereby authorized on the said trial of said bill, if the proof shall be deemed sufficient, to decree a divorce between the said parties, with or without other proof than his own admissions, to-wit, of the said William.

Sec. 2. This act to be in force from and after its passage, and a certified copy under the seal of this State shall be deemed sufficient proof of the passage of this act to the said court.

CHAPTER CI.

An Act for the relief of Michæl Grannin, Jr., late of Daviess county.

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· (APPROVED FEBRUARY 13, 1851.) Whereas, It is represented to this General Assembly, that Michæl Grannin, late of Daviess county, in this State, being under age, and a native of Ireland, about the vear A. D. 1840, purchased of the United States Government the south-east quarter of the northwest quarter of section ten, (10) in township three (3) north, of range five (5) west, lying in said county of Daviess, and died in the year A. D. 1843, without complying with the laws provi. ding for the naturalization of such persons, and without becoming a citizen of the United States, and by virtue of the premises,

said traci of land escheated to this State, and WHEREAS, It is further represented, that the said Michæl Grannin

was, previous to, and at the time of his death, desirous that said tract of land should descend, and be confirmed to Michæl Gran. nin, Jr., son of Bernard Grannin, of said county; Therefore,

Section 1. Be it enucted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That the title to the said iract of land above described, be, and is hereby conveyed, confirmed to, and vested in the said Michæl Grannin, Jr., and his heirs and assigns, forever; and all the title and interest of the said State of Indiana, in and to said land, is hereby relinquished to the said Michæl Grannin, Jr., and his heirs and assigns, aforesaid : Provided, The said Michael Grannin, Jr., shall make due proof of the death of the said Michæl Grannin, according to the rules govering nuncupative wills; and that it was the wish and desire of said decedent, at the time of his death, that the said tract of land should descend to the said Michæl Grannin, Jr., as next of kin to the said Michæl Grannin ; which proof shall be made in the Daviess probate court, in open court, and entered on the records thereof; and on such proof being made, the said court shall order the clerk thereof to issue a certificate of litle in favor of the said Michæl Grannin, Jr., for said land, shall be evidence of title to said Michæl Grannin, Jr., his heirs and assiguis, forever.

SEC. 2. This act shall be in force and take effect from and after its passage.

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