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In force Feb. 25,
AN ACT to provide for the erection of a new state house.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the govGovernor auth- ernor of the state of Illinois is hereby authorized and emvey state house powered to convey to the county of Sangamon and state of and grounds.
Illinois, and to the city of Springfield, in said county, for the use of the people of said county and city, all that piece and parcel of ground situate, lying and being in the city of Springfield, in said county, known as the public square, containing two acres and a half, be the same more or less, upon
which is now located the state house, for the sum of two Grantees to con- hundred thousand dollars, and for the further consideration
that said grantees shall cause to be conveyed to the state of Illinois, in fee simple, that parcel of ground, lying in the city of Springfield, aforesaid, bounded by Second, Monroe,
Spring and Charles streets, containing between eight and $200,000 to be nine acres. Said sum of two hundred thousand dollars shall maidmenteso in- be paid into the treasury of the state of Illinois, in two equal
installments, the first of which shall be paid on the first day of April, 1868, and the second on the first day of April,
1869. Sangamon Co. $ 2. The county of Sangamon and said city of Springfield to issue bonds. are hereby authorized to issue such bonds and levy such taxes
as may be necessary to raise said sum of two hundred thousand dollars, and for the purchase of said parcel of land: Provided, said bonds shall not bear interest exceeding ten per cent. per annum.
§ 3. Said sum of two hundred thousand dollars shall be expended towards the erection of a new state house upon
said last described parcel of land; and in addition thereto Appropriation. the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars is hereby
appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the same purpose. Said state house shall cost a sum not exceeding three millions of dollars.
$ 4. The following persons, viz: John W. Smith, John J. S. Wilson, Phillip Wadsworth, James C. Robinson and William T. Vandeveer, William L. Hambleton, James H. Beveridge, are hereby appointed commissioners to superintend the erection of the new state house aforesaid, who, before they enter upon the discharge of their duties, shall enter into bond to the governor of this state, with approved security, in the penalty of twenty-five thousand dollars, each, with
in thirty days after the passage of this act, conditioned for the Cominguliners , faithful performance of their
duties; and shall severally take an oath that they will well and truly discharge all their
duties as commissioners in superintending the erection of Governor to fill said state house. The governor of the state is hereby author
ized to fill all vacancies by appointing commissioners, who shall continue to act until the next session of the general
New state house to be erected.
to advertise for
assembly, which shall ratify or reject said appointment. The governor is also authorized to remove any commissioner, for cause, and fill the vacancy occasioned thereby.
8 5. The commissioners shall select the most durable Materials. material for said state house, and make the same as nearly fire-proof as possible. It sball be constructed upon the most approved and convenient plan.
86. Said commissioners shall stipulate for all payments to Commissioners be made out of the fund hereinbefore provided, and no other. provided fund The accounts of the expenditures of said commissioners shall only. be certified to by said commissioners or a majority of them, and by the secretary of state, and approved by the governor. The auditor shall thereupon draw his warrant upon the Auditor to draw treasurer therefor, to be paid out of the fund hereinbefore provided in favor of the party to whom the accounts shall be due.
§ 7. The said commissioners shall advertise at least Commissioners thirty days, in two daily papers in Chicago and Springfield, plans and speand one daily paper in New York and Philadelphia, for čifications. plans and specifications for a new state house. Said commissioners shall wait three months after said publication, and if they shall have received any plans and specifications within that time, they shall immediately thereafter notify each member of the two committees of the senate and the house of representatives of this general assembly on public buildings to meet at the city of Springfield, on a day to be specified in said notice, said notice to be given at least ten days prior to such meeting; and if a majority of said committees and commissioners in attendance shall decide upon any plan then submitted to them, the said commissioners shall be bound thereby, and proceed to erect a new state house in accordance with said plans and the accompanying specifications so adopted. They shall employ such architects, mechanics and laborers as may be necessary for the early completion of said building, and shall each receive for their Pay of commisservices, as commissioners, the sum of five dollars per day, for time of actual service, to be paid out of the fund hereinbefore provided. Julius C. Webber is hereby appointed secretary
pointed secretary of said board of commissioners. They shall also be authorized to employ a superintendent.
§ 8. The present state house and grounds shall continue Use of present to be used for state purposes until the new building shall be served to state. sufficiently advanced for the use of the different departments of state; and the state shall have the absolute possession and control of said building until that time.
$ 9. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 25, 1867.
In force Feb. 25, AN ACT providing for the purchase of certain copies of the Illinois Digest.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the
secretary of state be and he hereby is directed to purchase Illinois Digest from Charles H. Wood and Joseph D. Long five hundred
copies of the compilation of the decisions of the supreme court of this state, prepared by said Wood and Long, and called the “Illinois Digest:" Provided, Said Digest, upon being examined by the justices of the supreme court, or a majority of them, shall be certified by them to contain an accurate and reliable synopsis of the decisions of the supreme court therein digested.
§ 2. The first volume of said work shall embrace a synopsis of the decisions contained in the first thirty-one volumes of the Illinois Reports, and the second volume shall contain a synopsis of all the decisions from the thirtyfirst to the thirty-ninth volume of the Reports, or in case more are published, of all the decisions which shall have been reported by the first day of May, A. D. 1867; the price to be paid for said Digest shall be eight dollars for the first volume, and four dollars for the second volume; said work to be printed in double columns, octavo, and in a style of paper and binding equal to the Illinois Reports.
§ 3. The auditor of state shall issue his warrant to said Wood and Long for the amount contracted to be paid for each volume of said Digest, as aforesaid, when delivered, upon the certificate of the secretary of state of the delivery to him of the required number of either volume of the same, at Springfield, and the certificate of the justices of the supreme court, or of a majority of them, of their approval of said Digest, in accordance with the requirements of this act; and the treasurer of the state shall pay to said Wood and Long, out of moneys in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for each volume of said Digest, when delivered, upon warrant of the auditor of the state, issued for that purpose; the secretary of state shall distribute said Digest, so to be purchased, as, by law, the decisions of the supreme court of this state are required to be distributed.
§ 4. The purchase aforesaid shall not be made unless the said five hundred copies of said Digest shall be deliv. ered to the secretary of state within nine months from the passage of this act.
$ 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. APPROVED February 25, 1867.
Auditor to draw warrant.
When to be delivered.
AN ACT making provisions for the support of the state institutions, located in force Feb, 28,
in Jacksonville, Illinois, for the years 1867 and 1868.
for deaf and
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That in addi- Appropriation tion to the provisions made to aid the Illinois institutions dumb asylum. for the education of the deaf and dumb, by the act establishing said institution which is hereby continued, the following sums be, and are hereby appropriated, payable out of the treasury, in quarterly payments, as required for use, to defray the ordinary expenses of said institutions, from the first day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, (1867) to the first day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, (1869) forty-five thousand ($45,000) dollars per annum; tó pay for repairs of buildings during the same time above specified, two thousand ($2,000) dollars per annum; to pay for insurance during the same period, five hundred ($500) dollars per annum; to pay for the erection of a smoké house and facilities for rendering lard and making soap, fifteen hundred ($1,500) dollars ; to pay for securing a supply of water from a well on a lot purchased by the board of directors two years ago, eighteen hundred ($1,800) dollars. § 2. To defray the ordinary expenses of the Illinois
Appropriation institution for the education of the blind, from the first day for the blind of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, (1867) to the first day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, (1869] there is hereby appropriated the following sums, payable out [of] the treasury, in quarterly payments, as required for use, twenty thousand dollars per annum; to pay for repairs of buildings and improvements, one thousand ($1,000) per annum, payable one-half the first of June (next,j and the balance on the first day of June, eighteen hundred and sixtyeight.
$ 3. To defray the ordinary expenses of the hospital for the appropriation insane, from the first of December, eighteen [hundred) and sixty-six, to the first of March, eighteen (hundred) and sixtynine, (1869) seventy thousand ($70,000) dollars per annum; for the completion of [the] east wing, ninety-four hundred ($9,400) dollars; for furnishing east wing, twenty-five hundred ($2,500) dollars; for repainting the old building, twelve hundred ($1,200) dollars; to finish chapel, twenty-five hundred ($2,500) dollars; for the enlargement of the old sewers and cess pools, eight hundred ($800) dollars. The last five items to be paid as required for use.
All the above amounts are hereby appropriated; the amount for the ordinary expenses payable quarterly, as required for use.
§ 4. "To defray the ordinary expenses of the experi- Appropriation mental school for idiots and feeble-minded children, organ- idiots. ized by an act of the last session of the general assembly, from the first day of March (1867) eighteen hundred and
for insane hos. pital.
sixty-seven, to the first day of March,(1869) eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, the sum of fourteen thousand dollars ($14,000) per annum, payable in quarterly payments, on orders of the board of directors of the deaf and dumb institution, as required for use; for building an addition to the present building, to increase its capacity for accommodating thirty (30) more pupils, three thousand ($3,000) dollars, payable one-half the first of May, and the balance the first of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, (1867.)
§ 5. The auditor of public accounts is hereby authorized and required to draw his warrant on the treasurer for said sums, upon orders of the board of directors of the state institutions herein named, signed by the president, and attested by the secretaries of said boards of directors, with the seal of said institutions.
6. This act shall take effect on its passage. APPROVED February 28, 1867.
Auditor to draw warrant.
In force Feb. 28, AN ACT to increase the efficiency of the geological and minerological sur
vey of the state.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the salSalary of state ary of the state geologist shall be three thousand dollars
per annum, for two years from and after the passage of this act, and he shall also be paid his necessary traveling expenses.
§ 2. That an additional appropriation of ten thousand propriation.
dollars per annum, for two years from the passage of this act, is hereby made, payable out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended under the direction of A. H. Worthen, state geologist, and by the approval of the governor, in the further prosecution of the survey.
§ 3. That the publication of three thousand copies of of report published. pure pre to be the third volume of the report of the state geologist is here
by authorized, and the sum of five thousand dollars, in addition to the unexpended balance of the appropriation made for the publication of the two preceding volumes, is hereby appropriated, to defray the cost of engravings and such incidental expenses as may occur, to be expended under the direction and by the approval of the governor
and the state geologist; and the secretary of state is hereby state to pro- required to procure the paper necessary for [the] said third thira Plume." volume, through the state contractor, of a quality not infe
rior to that used in the preceding volumes, and the amount necessary to defray the cost of the same is hereby appropriated.