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CHAPTER XXII.

An Act requiring the supervisors to settle with the township trustees in the county of

Wells.

(APPROVED JANUARY 22, 1851.]

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That so much of the road tax as may be paid into the coun. ty treasury of Wells county as belongs to each township, shall be paid to the township treasurer of said townships respectively, on or before the first Monday of May in each year, on an order drawn by the county auditor.

Sec. 2. At the time the county treasurer makes such payment, the county auditor shall certify to the township clerk the amount so paid by the county treasurer to the township treasurer, and it shall be the duty of said township clerk to record said certificate in the record book of said township, which shall stand as a charge against said township treasurer.

SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the county auditor, on or before the first Monday of March, in each year, to make out and furnish each township clerk with a list of all town lots and lands subject to taxation, with the amount of road tax thereon, as shall appear by the duplicate of the preceding year, and the said township clerk shall, on or before the first Monday of May, in each year, make out and deliver to each supervisor in his township, a like list of his district.

Sec. 4. The township treasurer shall, so soon as he shall have received the road tax, or any part thereof, of his township, certify to each supervisor the amount in his hands belonging to said supervisor's district.

Sec. 5. The supervisor shall, upon receiving the certificate of the township treasurer, proceed to expend the moneys belonging to his district, as now provided by law, and give an order or draft upon the township treasurer for the amount of labor done by order of said supervisor, which order shall be redeemed by said treasurer to the aniount of moneys in his hands belonging to said district.

Sec. 6. Whenever there shall be in the hands of any township treasurer the sum of five dollars or upwards, subject to the order of any supervisor, for the use of roads in his district, he shall give ten days' public notice of the time and place, by advertisements posted in three public places in his district, and an additional notice posted up at the usual place of holding elections in said township, that he will let to the lowest bidder, road work to the amount of funds in the hands of the treasurer aforesaid, and the said supervisor shall thereupon let to the lowest responsible bidder, such of the road work as he shall think most advantageous to the public interest.

Sec. 7. The supervisor shall keep an account of the work done by each person, and the amount of money collected by him or coming to his hands, and the source from whence the same was derived, and also an account of his disbursements, and of the objects and purposes for which said disbursements were made, and shall file a statement thereof verified by his oath or aflirmation, with the township trustees, together with a list of the names of all persons in his district liable to perform highway labor, on or before the first Mon. day in June next after the expiration of his term of office, and shall at the same time pay to his successor in office, all road moneys remaining in his hands, and make settlement with said trustees, and said trustees are hereby authorized, upon such settlement, to allow said supervisor any sum they think reasoable, not exceeding seventyfive cents per day, for every day he may have been faithfully and diligently engaged in transacting the business of his district, after deducting his own liabilities, which shall be paid out of any moneys in the said township treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 8. It shall not be lawiui for any supervisor in said county of Wells, to work out either by himself, or agent, directly or indirectly, any tax by this Act authorized to be assessed, except that charged against himself or his properly, or against property on which he may at the time have a lien; nor shall it be lawful for any supervisor to give a receipt or certificate for work before said work shall have been absolutely done ; nor shall it be lawful for any supervisor to give an order or orders, draft or drafts, on the township treasurer for road money, until the work for which said order or orders, drast or draits, shall be given, shall have been completed; nor shall it be lawful for any supervisor to give a receipt or certificate for work done under the provisions of this Act, which work shall not have been done on or before the first day of November in each year.

Sec. 9. Any supervisor offending against any of the provisions of sections seven or eight of this Act, shall, upon conviction thereof, by presentment or indictment in the circuit court, be fined in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars.

Sec. 10. All laws and parts of laws conflicting with the provisions of this act, be, and the same are hereby repealed, so far as the county of Wells is concerned.

Sec. 11. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and it is hereby made the duty of the Secretary of State to forward a duly certified copy of this act to the auditor of Wells county.

CHAPTER XXIII.

An Act to enable the qualified voters of school district number seven, in township 36,

north of range three, in Laporte county, to levy a tax in said district for the purpose of building a school, house.

[APPROVED JANUARY 30, 1851.]

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indianu, That it shall be lawiul for the qualified voiers of school district number seven, in township thirty-six, north of range three, west, in Laporte county, at any regular or special meeting of the voters of said district, to determine by a vote of a majority of the vo. ters of said district, whether a tax shall be levied upon the real and personal property in said district, for the purpose of building a school house therein.

SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the trustee or clerk of said district, to give at least ten days' previous notice of the time, place, and objects of said meeting, by posting up three written notices at different public places in the district.

Sec 3. If a majority of all the voters of the district shall determine at such meeting to levy a tax for the purpose aforesaid, they shall also have power to determine at the ame time and place, by a majority of all the legal voters in the district, the amount of tax that shall be levied each year, on each one hundred dollars valuation of real and personal property; but the aggregate amount of tax authorized under this act shall not exceed three hundred dollars, and the amount of tax determined upon by the aforesaid vote of the district, shall constitute a valid charge and lien upon the said property of the district.

Sec. 4. The district trustee shall preside at such meeting; in case of his absence, the voters present may choose one of their number to preside, and the vote hereby authorized shall be taken, and the election conducted in the same manner that other school district elections are now, by law, conducted.

Sec. 5. The district trustee shall make out a list of all the taxable property within the district, together with the names of the owners, and shall file the same, together with the votes of the meeting, directing the same to be levied, with the county auditor.

Sec. 9. The county auditor shall make the assessment, and be governed by the provisions of section 16, of an act to increase and extend the benefits of common schools, approved January 17, 1919.

Sec. ì. Th's act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and publication in the Laporte County Whig.

CHAPTER XXIV.

An Act to repeal an act therein named, so far as the same relates to the counties of

Boone, Lawrence and Martin.

(APPROVED JANUARY 30, 1851.) .

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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That so much of an act entitled " an act to amend sec. tion one hundred and one of chapter thirty eight of the revised stat. utes of 1813," approved January 16, 1849, as relates to deputy clerks of the circuit court, be and the same is hereby repealed so far as said act applies to the counties of Boone, Lawrence and Martin.

Sec. 2. This act to be in force from and aster its passage, and the filing of a certified copys thereof in the clerk's office of the Boone, Lawrence and Martin circuit courts.

CHAPTER XXV.

An Act to correct a misprint and supply an omission in an act entitlod "An Act direct

ing the Secretary of State to make a patent to James Hensley for certain Wabash and Erio canal lands," approved January 21, 1850.

(APPROVED JANUARY 16, 1851.)

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That for Harrison Burnett, when the same occurs in said act, shall be substituted “Harrison Barnett," and in the fourth line of the preamble of said act, the word " west" shall be inserted between the words “north” and “quarter,” so as to make the des. cription read," the west half of the north-west quarter of section number twenty-four,” &c.

Sec. 2. The secretary of state is hereby directed to execute and deliver to the said James Hensley a patent, in conformity with the above entitled act as hereby amended.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

CHAPTER XXVI.

An Act to repeal an act entitled “ An Act to incorporate the LaGrange Phalanx,”

approved January 13, 1845.

(APPROVED JANUARY 28, 1851.)

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That the act entitled “ an act to incorporate the LaGrange Phalanx," approved January 13, 1845, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. That David B. Herriman, Ephraim Seeley, and Harvey Omsted be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to appraise and distribute among the stockholders the property of said corpora. tion, in the manner pointed out in the filth section of the act of incorporation. That ihe said commissioners be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to make all necessary deeds and transfers, and that they be required to perform the duties assigned them by the provisions of this act, between the first day of April and the first day of June, 1851; and that they be paid for their services out of the property of the aforesaid corporation.

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

CHAPTER XXVII.

AN ACT to authorize the Auditor of Clinton county to make to John Mohn a certifi

cate of purchase for a certain tract of land in said county.

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[APPROVED JANUARY 16, 1851.] Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That the auditor of Clinton county be and the same is hereby authorized to issue a certificate of purchase to John Mohn for the east half of the north-west quarter of section No. (16) sixteen, in township No. (22) twenty-two, north of range No. two (2) west, in the said county of Clinton.

Sec. 2. This act shall be in force from and aster its passage.

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