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SEC. 2. Take effect. This act shall take effect on being published in the Reporter and Standard, of Iowa City.

Approved, January 27th, 1847.
Published in the Standard Feb. 3d, 1847, and in the Reporter Feb. 10th, 1847.

CHAPTER 15.

MARION COUNTY.

AN ACT to establish the boundaries and seat of justice of the county of Marion. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

SECTION 1. Boundaries. That the following shall be the boundaries of the county of Marion, to wit: Beginning at the northeast corner of township number seventy-seven north, of range number eighteen west; thence west to the northwest corner of township number seventy-seven, of range number twenty-one west; thence south to the southwest corner of township number seventy-four north, of range twenty-one west; thence east to the southeast corner of township number seventy-four north, of range eighteen west; thence north to the place of beginning.

SEC. 2. Seat of justice. That the seat of justice of said county be, and the same is, hereby located and established at the town of Knoxville, situated on the northwest quarter of section number seven in township number seventyfive north, of range number nineteen west, in said county.

SEC. 3. Take effect. This act shall take effect from and after its publication in the weekly newspapers published at Iowa City.

Approved, January 27th, 1847.
Published in the Reporter Feb. 3d, and in the Standard Feb. 4th, 1847.

[33] CHAPTER 16.

TOWN OF BROOKLIN.

AN ACT to vacate the town of Brooklin, in Polk county. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

SECTION 1. Brooklin vacated. That the town of Brooklin, in the county of Polk, be, and the same is hereby vacated.

Approved, January 28th, 1847.

CHAPTER 17.

POLK COUNTY.

AN ACT to establish the boundaries of Polk county. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

SECTION 1. Boundaries. That the following shall be the boundaries of Polk county, to wit: Beginning at the northeast corner of township number eighty-one north, of range number twenty-two west; thence west to the northwest corner of township number eighty-one north, of range number twentyfive west; thence south to the southwest corner of township number seventyseven north, of range number twenty-five west; thence east to the southeast corner of township number seventy-seven north, of range number twenty-two west, and thence north to the place of beginning.

Approved, January 28th, 1847.

CHAPTER 18.

SHERIFF OF DAVIS COUNTY.

AN ACT to indemnify Samuel Riggs, sheriff of Davis county, for losses and expenses

incurred in defending himself against prosecutions commenced against him for exercising his office in the disputed territory between Iowa and Missouri.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

SECTION 1. To file petition-court to make allowance-how paid. That Samuel Riggs, sheriff of Davis county, is hereby authorized to file his petition in the district court of Davis county, thereby claiming (34) compensation for his time and expenses for defending himself for any and all prosecutions that have been commenced against him by the authorities of Missouri, for exercising his office on the disputed territory between Iowa and Missouri; and that said court shall audit and allow a reasonable amount for his time and his actual expenses, and shall make an order that said amount be paid out of the treasury of this state.

SEC. 2. Duty of treasurer. That the treasurer of this state shall, upon the presentation of a regular certified copy of said order by said Samuel Riggs, his agent or attorney, shall pay the same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

SEC. 3. To take effect. This act shall take effect from and after its publication in the weekly newspapers of this city.

Approved, February 20, 1847.
Published in the Standard, Feb. 10th, and in the Reporter Feb. 17th, 1847.

CHAPTER 19.

FARMINGTON TOWNSHIP.

A BILL (AN ACT] to establish an additional election precinct in Farmington town

ship, Van Buren county, Iowa.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

SECTION 1. Poll to be opened—for election of all officers. That there shall hereafter be a poll opened and a vote taken at each general and special election, at the town of Farmington, in Van Buren county, Iowa, in addition to the poll which is now opened at the town of Bonaparte, in said county, for the election of all officers required to be elected under the constitution or laws of this state. SEO. 2. Judges of election—two additional justices to be elected. Be it further enacted, that two justices of the peace of Farmington township be hereby required to open a poll at the town of Farmington, in Van Buren county, at the first township election, and that said justices preside as judges of the election, and appoint their clerks; and that there shall be at said election two additional trustees of said township, elected by the qualified electors thereof, who shall continue in office until their successors shall be chosen and qualified, which shall be done annually thereafter, by the qualified electors aforesaid.

SEC. 3. Duty of trustees. That it shall be the duty of the trustees chosen under the provisions of this act to open polls at the town of Farmington aforesaid, at each general and special election for state, county, township, and other officers.

SEC. 4. Judges to make returns. That the judges of the election at Farmington, and the [35] judges of the election at Bonaparte, shall return to the proper office the votes cast in their respective precincts, within the time prescribed by the existing election laws, and under the restrictions of the same.

SEC. 5. Trustees subject to laws. That the trustees elected under the provisions of this act shall be subject to all the regulations and penalties imposed by the existing law in relation to township trustees.

SEC. 6. Publication and taking effect. The governor shall cause this act to be published in the newspapers printed in Van Buren county; and this act shall take effect and be in force from and after publication.

Approved, February 20, 1847.

CHAPTER 20.

STATE ROAD.

AN ACT to relocate a state road therein named.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

SECTION 1. Commissioners appointed—from Bloomfield to Centreville. That Abraham Pewthers, Nathaniel Moore and William Packard, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to relocate a part of the state road running from Bloomfield to the centre of Appanoose county; said relocation to commence at the town plat of Centreville, in said county; thence east, on or near the line of sections thirty-one and thirty-two; thence a northeast direction to a ford in Chariton river; thence on the nearest and best route to the Bluffs ; thence, a southeast direction, to intersect said road again at or near the "Bee trace.'

SEC. 2. To meet. That said commissioners shall meet on the second Monday in August, or within thirty days thereafter, and proceed to relocate so much of said road as is above described, according to law.

SEC. 3. Compensation. That said commissioners, together with the surveyor and other necessary hands employed, shall receive such compensation for their services, as the commissioners of Appanoose shall deem proper.

SEC. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the publication thereof.

Approved, February 3rd, 1847.

[36] CHAPTER 21.

STATE ROAD.

AN ACT to lay out and establish a state road from Knoxville, in Marion county, to

the town of Newton, in Jasper county.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

SECTION 1. Commissioners appointed—to establish a state road from Knoxville to Newton. That E. G. Hanfield, of the county of Marion, and Rufus Williams and Joab Bennet, of the county of Jasper, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out and establish a state road, commencing at Knoxville, in Marion county, and running thence north, by Red-Rock, to the town of Newton, in Jasper county.

SEC. 2. When to meet-to take assistance-how paid. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall meet at Knoxville, on the first Monday in April, or within thirty days thereafter, and, after being duly sworn, shall proceed to perform the duties required of them by this act, taking to their aid a competent surveyor and other necessary assistance; and they shall receive for their services a reasonable compensation, to be paid out of the county treasuries of the counties of Marion and Jasper, in equal proportions.

SEC. 3. How to be laid out. Said road shall be laid out and established agreeable to the provisions of an act for opening and regulating roads and highways, approved, December 29th, 1838.

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

Approved, February 3rd, 1847.

CHAPTER 22.

NEWTON CITY.

AN ACT to change the name of Newton City to that of Newton.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

SECTION 1. Name changed. That the name of the town of “Newton City, the county seat of Jasper county, be, and the same is hereby changed to that of “Newton."

Approved, February 3rd, 1847.

[37] CHAPTER 23.

COUNTY BOUNDARIES.

AN ACT to define the boundaries of the counties of Clayton and Fayette. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

SECTION 1. Clayton county. That the following shall constitute the boundaries of the county of Clayton, to wit: commencing at the southwest corner of said county, as heretofore established, and running north on a line dividing range six and seven west of the fifth principal meridian, to the line dividing townships ninety-five and ninety-six; thence east, on said line, to the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi river; the east and south lines to remain as heretofore established.

SEC. 2. Fayette county. That the following shall constitute the boundaries of the county of Fayette, to wit: beginning at the southeast corner of township ninety-one north, range seven west of the fifth principal meridian; thence running west, on the line dividing townships ninety and ninety-one, to the line dividing range ten and eleven; thence north on said range line to the line dividing townships ninety-five and ninety-six north; thence east on said township line to the range line dividing ranges six and seven; thence south on said range line to the place of beginning.

Approved, February 3rd, 1847.

CHAPTER 24.

STATE ROAD.

AN ACT to locate a state road from Canton, in Jackson county, to Pioneer Grove,

in Cedar county.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

SECTION 1. Commissioners appointed. That Lyman Tuner, William S. Simpson and Orville Croakhite, of the county of Jones, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out and establish a state road from Canton, in Jackson county, by the way of Rome, Stewart's and Bodenhofer's, in Jones county, to a point where it intersects a territorial road leading to Ivanhoe, at or near Prior Scotts, in Pioneer Grove, Cedar county.

SEC. 2. When to meet. That said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall meet at Canton, in Jackson county, on the third Monday in May, or within [38] thirty days thereafter, and proceed to lay out and establish said road according to law.

SEC. 3. To employ surveyor, etc.—compensation-proviso. Said commissioners shall take to their assistance a surveyor, and such hands as may be necessary; and said commissioners, and persons thus employed, shall receive such compensation as is allowed by law: provided, that no part of such expense shall be paid by either the counties of Cedar or Jackson.

Approved, February 3rd, 1847.

CHAPTER 25.

COUNTY SEAT OF JONES COUNTY.

AN ACT to provide for the location of the county seat in the county of Jones.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

SECTION 1. Decided by ballot_second election—third election-fourth election—how conducted. That the legal voters of Jones county shall vote, at

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