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faithful application and disbursement of the mos ney which they shall receive from the treasury, to the improvement of the navigation of the river and its navigable branches, for which they shall have been appointed ; and that they will well and truly discharge all other duties enjoined on them by law; which bond shall be made payable to the commonwealth of Kentucky, and filed in the office of the secretary of state.

84. And be it further enacted, That the comAuditor to is- missioners to be appointed under this act, shall

warrant receive from the Auditor of Public Accounts, a on the appli- warrant or warrants on the treasury; för such cation of the commission

sum or sums of money as shall from time to time be expended on the improvement of the aforesaid rivers and their navigable strcams, not exceeding in the whole the amount hereby appropriat

ed. And the said commissioners shall lay out How to be ex- and expend said money in opening and improvpended.

ing the navigation of the river and its navigable branches, for whicli they shall be appointed, by removing all natural or artificial obstructions, exercising their sound discretion in commencing with those most detrimental and dangerous to commerce, and the removal of which will give the greatest facility and security to the navigator.

8.5. And be it further enacted. That the boards Commission of commissioners to be appointed under this act, ers to settle shall fespectively account and settle with the courts, and to county courts, at their September, October and be certified November terms of the several courities in which to the audi- they shall expend and lay out any portion of the tor.

money hereby appropriated; which settlement shall be certified by the said court to the Auditor of Public Accounts; and where the water course on which improvements shall be made, may constitute a boundary between two counties, they shall settle with the court of that county the seat of justice of which is nearest the place of such improvement.

0 6. And be it further enacted, That it shall be To report an- the duty of such board of commissioners to make nually to the a detailed report to the general assembly, on the legislature.

first week of their annual session, of the improvements they have made, and of the improvements

still necessary (if any) for the security of navigation.

07. And be it further enacted, That each of the Compensacommissioners to be appointed by virtue of this

tion. act, shall receive for their services the sum of two dollars and fifty cents per day, for each day they may be necessarily employed in discharging the duties assigned them by this act.

08. And he it further enacted, That the commissioners in discharging the duties assigned them by this act, shall regard as inviolate any erections in or across any of the said streams, erected in faith of, and pursuant to any of the laws of this commonwealth.

CHAP. CCVII.

An ACT for the benefit of Catherine Cook and others.

Àrrnoved January 28, 1818. WHEREAS it is represented to the present

Preamble. general assembly of the commonwealth of kentucky, that Cathrine Cook, of Knox county, a widow whose husband died in the service of the United States in 1813, is poor and has a large family of children to maintain : 1. Be it therefore enacted by the General As.

To issue a sembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That

warrant and it shall and may be lawful for the register of the grant to Cathland-office, upon application of the said Catherine erine Cook, Cook; to issue to her a land warrant for 100 for 100 acres

of land. acres, which may be located upon any vacant land in this commonwealth; and upon the said Catherine, Cook producing to the register à plat and certificate of survey, he shall issue a grant as in other cases, without fee, therefor.

02. Be it further enacted, That the register And to Joof the land-office be, and he is hereby authorised seph Hugto issue a grant to the heirs of Joseph Huggard, gard's heirs,

for 145 acres. deceased, for 145 acres of land, in Adair county, upon certificate No. 555, granted by the county Court of Green county, without the balance of the state price being paid thereon.

acres.

cres.

3. Be it further enacted, That the register of To Nancy the land office be, and he is hereby authorised to Knott,for 200 issue a Kentucky land warrant in favor of Nancy

Knott, of Washington county, widow of Jeremial Knott, who fell in the battle at New-Orleans, for 200 acres of land, without the state price being paid, or fee therefor; and shall receive the plat and certificate of survey or surveys made on said warrant, and issue a grant or grants therefor without fee.

§ 4. Be it further enacted, That the register To Caty Scar of the land office is authorised and required to isborough, for 200 acres of

sue a land warrant for 200 acres, on the applicalands tion of Caty Scarborough, a poor widow of Rock

castle county, for her benefit and disposal.

And whereas it is represented that Jane Miller, a widow of Knox county, is poor and unable to purchase the land whereon she resides :

5. Be it further enacted, That upon applicaTo Jane Mil- tion it shall be the duty of the register of the ler, for 50 a- land-office to issue a land warrant to the said Jane Miller for 50 acres of land, without any

fee there. and

upon the return of the plat and certificate of survey of the same, the register shall register and issue a grant therefor, without fee, in the same manner as if the state price for said warrant had been paid.

And whereas it is represented to the present general assembly, that Nancy Rainey is in very s indigent circumstances, with a large family of children to support ; that her husband was killed during the late war, in the north-western army, while fighting the battles of his country: Wherefore,

$ 6. Be it further enacted, That it shall and And to Nancy may be lawful for the said Nancy Rainey to cause Rainey, for to be located with the surveyor of any county in 200 acres. this commonwealth, any quantity of vacant land

in said county not exceeding 200 acres, which she shall cause to be surveyed on or before the first day of January next; and upon her producing the plat and certificate of survey to the register,

she shall be entitled to a grant for the same as in To descend

other cases; which land she shall enjoy during to her chil. dren, &c.

her life, and at her death it shall descend to hor

for ;

children: Provided, that nothing herein contained shall give to the said Nancy Rainey any priority or advantage over any grant or survey previously executed under any of the laws of Virginia or of this state.

CHAP. CCVIII.

AN ACT for the relief of the late Sheriff of Warren

County.

APPROVED January 28, 1818.
WHEREAS one of the deputies of John Ray,

Recital.
late sheriff of Warren county, hath departed this
commonwealth, leaving uncollected a part of the
revenue of said county, which was collectable
during the year 1817, whereby the securities of
the said deputy have become responsible for the
same; and all the residue of the revenue of said
county, except what the said absconding deputy
and his said securities are responsible for, as it is
represented to this general assembly, has been
paid into the public treasury:

Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly Further time of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the fur- given to colther time of six months shall be allowed for the lect balance collecting of said revenue, and for accounting to of the reve. the auditor of public accounts for the same, without interest or damages to the commonwealth ; and the auditor of public accounts will grant such indulgence accordingly.

nue,

CHAP. CCIX.

An ACT
for the benefit of Alexander Armstrong and
Augustine Clayton.

APPROVED January 28, 1818.
WHEREAS it has been represented to the Recital.
present general assembly, that Alexander Arm-
strong did pay into the public treasury, by his
agent, through mistake, the state price in full on
certificate granted by the commissioners to Joshua

of

Scott, of No. 4224, for 200 acres of land lying in the county of Livingston, and the patent has issued for the same through mistake; when lie, ought, and intended to have paid on the certificate granted by said commissioners to Mary Lasswell, for 200 acres, of No. 4226, lying in said county: For remedy whereof,

$ 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Mistake

the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the auditor payment on a of public accounts shall transfer on his books the head-right

payment made on certificate No. 4224, for 200 claim to be

acres, to certificate No. 4226, for 200 acres ; and corrected.

on said Armstrong's producing to the register of the land office the quietus for the claim on No.

4226, together with the said patent improperly Patent to be issued, it shall be his duty to receive and cancel cancelled and the same, and make a note thereof in the margin anothea issu- of the record book, that the same is cancelled ; ed.

and the register shall thereupon issue a patent to

said Armstrong for the 200 acres on No. 4226, Proviso. as in other cases : Provided, that said Armstrong

shall not have any title or claim whatever to the 200 acres of land so improperly patented.

And whereas it is represented to the present Further reci, general assembly of the commonwealth of Kental.

tucky, that a patent issued on the 23d day of January 1817, in the name of John Williams, for 200 acres of land in Barren county, on a certifi-. cate No. 2151, and in consequence of a transfer from said Williams to Augustine Clayton, for said land, being at said time mislaid, the patent issued to said Williams, when it was intended it should emanate to said Clayton : Therefore,

02. Be it enacteil by the General Assembly of the Grant to be Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the register of cancelled and the land office of the state of Kentucky shall be, another issu- and he is hereby authorised to take in, cancel and

destroy said patent, and issue another in the name of Augustine Clayton, as assignee of Jobin Williams, for the 200 acres of land mentioned in

ed.

said patent.

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