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sons, at any time previous to the 25th day of September, in the year of our lord, 1837, to enter any quarter section, or fraction of land, which has been settled or improved by any actual settler in the land district west of the Tennessce river, and shall reside thereon at the passage of this act: Provided however, That no occupant or settler shall be protected in more than two quarter sections of land, one or both of which shall cover his improvement.

SEC. 2. Be it further inacted, That all entries made contrary to the provisions of the first section of this act, shall be void and held for naught.

Approved, December 23, 1836.

CHAP. 37.--AN ACT to change the place of holding elections in the south of Hen

derson county.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the place of holding the annual and general elections in the south part of Henderson county, shall be, and is hereby changed from the house of Isham Sellers to the house of Williami Sutton, at the forks of the road, at which latter place, such elections in the precinct aforesaid shall hereafter be held.

Approved, December 23, 1836.

CHAP. 38.--AN ACT to change the place of voting in the upper Election Precinct

in the county of Adair. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the place of voting in the election precinct in Adair county, called the upper or, Casey's creek precincte be, and the same is hereby changed to the town of Neatsville, and said election precinct shall hereafter be held at the house of Warner W. Williams in şaid town, and to be known and styled the Neatsville precinct, and the same rules and regulations shall be observed at all elections hereafter to be held at said precinct, as are prescribed by the laws and usages of this Commonwealth on the subject of elections.

Approved, December 23, 1836.

Cháp. 39.-AN ACT to establish additional Precincts in Caldwell and Hickman

counties.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That an election precinct shall be, and the same is hereby established in the county of Caldwell, which shall be holden at the house of William Roach in said county.

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Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That an election precinct shall be, and the same is hereby established in the county of Hickman, which shall be holden at the house of Turner M. Horn, in said county.

Approved, December 23, 1836.

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CHAP. 40.--AN ACT for the relief of the Sheriff of Ohio county.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of

Allowed up Kentucky, That the Sheriff of Ohio county, shall be allowed, til 15th June, until the fifteenth day of June, eighteen hundred and thirty- 1837, to settle seven, to settle with the Auditor of Public Accounts, and pay

with Auditor,

and pay reveinto the Treasury, the revenue tax due the Commonwealth from said county of Ohio, for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-six: Provided, That the present securities of said Sheriff, shall consent, in writing, before the Clerk of the county court, on or before the twenty-eighth day of December, to the indulgence granted by this act, which settlement and payment by the said Sheriff of Ohio county, shall be made agreeably to, and subject, in all respects to the existing laws in force in relation to such settlements; and, in case of the failure of said Sheriff to make the settlement, and pay the said tax, or any part thereof, due the said Commonwealth, from said county of Ohio, for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-six, he shall be subject to the same penalties, to be recovered in the same manner, as he would be subject to, upon his failure to pay the revenue tax of said county, or any part thereof, for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-seven.

Approved, December 23, 1836.

CĦAP: 41.--AN ACT for the benefit of Margaret Hopkins. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the matrimonial bands existing between Margaret Hopkins and John N. Hopkins, is hereby forever dissolved, and that said Margaret Hopkins be, and she is hereby restored to all the rights and privileges of a seme sole.

Approved, December 23, 1836.

CHAP. 42.--AN ACT to change the place of voting in an Election Precinct in Muhs

lenburg county. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the place of voting at the election precinct in Muhlenburg county, beld at the House of Benjamin Donoho, shall hereafter be held at the town of Rumsey, at the house of

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Charles M. Baber, under the same rules and regulations as heretofore.

Approved, December 23, 1836,

CHAP. 43.--AN ACT to extend the January term of the General Court, and for

other purposes.

sheriffs

Term exten- Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonded to 24 days, wealth of Kentucky, That the present January term of the General and may be ad. Court shall be extended to twenty-four juridical days: Provided journed from day to day. however, That the said court may adjourn over, for any number of

days, which the business before them will permit without producing an end of said term, and whenever the Judge or Judges shall attend, he or they may cause the court to be opened and proceed to business, as though no adjournment had taken

place. No motion to

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That no motion in the name of, bemade against or on behalf of the Commonwealth, against Sheriffs, Clerks or

until other public officers, shall be made until the fifteenth day of said 15th day.

term, at which time the court shall adjudicate upon the same, as though the said motions had been heard upon the third day

of the term. Auditor to Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the Auditor of Public

delin Accounts shall receive all delinquent lists of Sheriffs and other quent lists until 17th day.

public officers, until the seventeenth day of January present,sany law to the contrary notwithstanding; and the Auditor of Public Accounts shall have until the fifteenth day of the term, to file his notices, with the Clerk of said court, against defaulting officers, and such notices shall be as effectual as though the same had been filed as authorized by law.

Approved, January 4, 1837.

CHAP. 44.--AN ACT establishing Election Precinets in the counties of Union and

Butler. Sec. I. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the CommonsBoundary of wealth of Kentucky, That an election precinct shall be, and the precinct in Union.

same is hereby established in the county of Union, and the boun. dary thereof, shall be as follows, to-wit: beginning at the mouth of Lost creek, thence running up said creek to the old road leading to Davis' mill, thence with said road to said mill on Highland creek, thence up said creek, until it strikes the Henderson county line, thence with said line to the Ohio river, thence down

the river to the beginning: Provided however, That nothing Provino. contained in this act, shall be so construed as to prevent any

qualified voter, residing within said boundary, from voting at any other authorized place or precinct within said county,

Place of vo

Precinct in

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the place of voting in

1837. said precinct, shall be at the house of James M. Higgins, and said precinct shall be known and styled the Francisburg precinct, and that all that part of Butler county, lying on the west ting in precinct side of Big Muddy creek, in said county, shall be known and in Union. called the Muddy river precinct, and that the place of voting in said precinct, shall be at the house of John Riniars in said place of voting. precinct.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the Union and Butler county courts, at their Juły term in each year, shall appoint &c. to be ap

Judges, clerks, Judges and a Clerk, and all other necessary

officers, to receive pointed. the votes and conduct the annual elections at said precincts, who shall be bound and governed by the laws of this Commonwealth in force on the subject of elections.

Approved, January 4, 1837.

Caap. 45.--AN ACT to change the place of voting in the Hudsonville precinct

in Breckin ridge county..

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That hereafter the place of voting in the Hudsonville precinct, shall be at the store house of J. Jennings & Co. instead of the house of Joseph Hudson.

Approved, January 5, 1837.

Chap. 46.--AN ACT to amend the act incorporating the Burlington Turnpike

Road Company.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Common-

Books for wealth of Kentucky, That it shall and may be lawful, for the com subscription of missioners, or any two of them, named in the original act, of which stock to be othis is an amendment, to open books of subscription, on the first pened. Monday in March next, or at any other time in Burlington in the county of Boone, and at such other places in said county as said commissioners may designate, for subscriptions of stock in said company, and to keep the same open, as provided in the second section of said act. Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That said road shall be so lo

Road to run cated as to pass through the town of Union, in the county of through Union. Boone. Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the aforesaid company,

When the shall commence the prosecution of their work, on or before the work is to be first of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hun- commenced & dred and thirty-nine, and complete the same in ten years there completed. after.

Approved, January 5, 1837,

her husband.

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CHAP. 47.--AN ACT for the benefit of Emily E. Jones.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Divorced from Kentucky, That the marriage contract, heretofore existing be

tween Williams Jones and Emily E. Jones, is hereby dissolved, as far as it relates to the said Ernily E. Jones, and that she be, and is hereby restored to all the rights and privileges of an unmarried woman.

Approved, January 5, 1837.

CHAP. 48.--AN ACT for the benefit of of the Administrator and heirs of Fielding

Coffey, deceased.

purpose.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Bill in chan. Kentucky, That it shall be lawful for Hayse Coffey, administraed, & for what tor of Fielding Coffey, deceased, to file a bill in the Russell cir

cuit court, alledging that the personal estate of the said Fielding Coffey, deceased, is insufficient to pay his debts, and set out the amount of personal estate, and how it has been disbursed, and the amount of outstanding debts as near as may be, to which bill the heirs at law of the said Fielding Coffey shall be made defendants. The complainant may make the allegation, on oath, that it will be to the advantage and interest of the heirs, to sell the tract of land lying in Russell county, containing about one hundred and twenty-five acres, which descended to them from the said Fielding Coffey, for the payment of the debts, and the court shall appoint a guardian ad litem for the infant heirs, and a commissioner to state and report the amount of the outstanding debts, and the value of the land proposed to be sold, and the situation and value of the other estate of the infants; and

the court, if it is considered for the benefit and interest of the inSale of the fant's estate, may decree a sale of the whole, or any part of the whole, or part land for the payment of the debts, at such prices and credits as of lands may may be deemed expedient, and may appoint the complainant, be decreed up on conditions. or such other person as commissioner, to sell the land or any

part thereof, as may be prudent, and on the confirmation of the sale, by the court, the commissioner may be directed to convey the same to the purchaser or purchasers, and the conveyance when so made, shall be effectual to pass the title, but before the court shall enter a decree for the sale of the land, they may re

quire bond and good security from the complainant, conditioned Administra. to apply the proceeds of the sale of the land to the payment of tors to give the debts of the said Fielding Coffey, deceased, and to render bond, and condition thereof. a faithful and correct account of his proceedings to said court,

the court may hear the cause and decree a salc at the first term.

Approved, January 5, 1837.

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