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from the auditor of public accounts, who is authorized to issue such warrant opon bill of items, certified to by at least two of the justices of said court. The sum of three hundred dollars per annum is hereby allowed to the libra- Librarians. rian of each of the divisions of the supreme court for taking care of the libraries, to be drawn quarterly out of the state treasury from moneys not otherwise appropriated, upon warrant from the auditor, said bill to be certified to by two justices of the supreme court.
Twenty-seventh-That the sum of two thousand dollars Commissioners ($2,000) is hereby appropriated for each of the commis- to revise the sioners to revise the statutes, to-wit: H. B. Hurd, M. Schæffer and William E. Nelson, to be paid to said commissioners severally, by the treasurer, on the warrant of the auditor.
$ 2. The auditor of public accounts is hereby directed to draw his warrant on the state treasurer for the sums herein specified, upon presentation of the proper vouchers; and Treasurer the state treasurer shall pay the same out of the proper funds in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
APPROVED June 22, 1871.
Auditor to draw warrant.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to provide for the ordinary and In force July 1, contingent expenses of the state government until the expiration of the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next regular session of the general assembly," approved June 22, 1871.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Mlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section twenty-four of "An act to provide for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the state government until the expiration of the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next reg. ular session of the general assembly,” is hereby amended to read as follows: "To the board of public charities the sum of seven thousand dollars per annum, from July first, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be paid on bills of particulars, approved by the governor.
APPROVED April 9, 1872.
AN ACT to provide the governor with a contingent fund.
In foroe March
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Mlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars is hereby appropriated,
and shall be subject to the order of the governor, for defraying all such expenses as are unforeseen by the general assembly.
Whereas the appropriation heretofore made by this general assembly, for the contingent fund, has been exhausted by the governor in defraying expenses that were sudden and unforeseen, as shown by his report, therefore an emergency has arisen, and this act shall be in foree from and after its passage,
APPROVED March 1, 1872.
In force Jan. 31, AN ACT to authorize the state treasurer and auditor to purchase coin for the
purpose of paying the state indebtedness.
To make a de
WHEREAS certain state bonds, payable in gold, have been by proclamation of the governor declared due and payable on the fifteenth day of February next; and, whereas the funds in the treasury provided for the payment of the same are in currency, whereby an emergency has arisen rendering it necessary that this act should take effect immediately; therefore,
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the State treasurer governor is hereby authorized to direct the state treasurer and hauditorim.o and auditor to purchase, at the lowest market price, the
necessary coin and exchange required to pay the principal and interest of said bonds, with the funds provided by law for that purpose.
§ 2. That said treasurer and auditor shall make a detailed report.
tailed report of said purchase, showing the date, from whom purchased, the amount and rate of premium paid for each parchase of gold coin and exchange; also their actual expenses paid out in carrying out the provisions of this act, with such other facts as the governor may require. Said report shall be accompanied with a table showing the daily quotations of the sales of gold in New York during the entire time the said state officers shall be engaged in purchas
ing said gold. Auditor to § 3. Upon the requisition of the governor the auditor
shall issue his warrant upon the treasurer for the amount
paid as premium for said gold and exchange, with the said No commission expenses.
No commission to be paid to said treasurer, auditor or any other state officer by virtue of this or any other act, and no commission shall be allowed to any other person or persons whomsoever, if such gold and exchange can be bought as cheaply without paying such commission,
to be allowed.
4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED January 31, 1871.
AN ACT to appropriate moneys in aid of the State Board of Agriculture and of In force iy 1,
the country agricultural boards.
tro draw warrant.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That there appropriations. be and is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Agriculture the sums following, to-wit: For the payment of premiums at the annual state fair, the sum of three thousand dollars ($3000) per annum, for two years; for the use of county agricultural boards, the sum of one hundred dollars ($100) each per aanum, for two years.
§ 2. On the order of the president, countersigned by Auditor the secretary of the state board of agriculture and approved by the governor, the state auditor shall draw his warrant upon the state treasurer in favor of the treasurer of the state board of agriculture, for the sums herein appropriated: Provided, that each warrant shall show the agricultural board for whose benefit the same is drawn, and that no warrant shall be drawn in favor of any county agricultural board, unless the order aforesaid be accompanied by a certificate of the secretary of the State Board of Agriculture, showing that in such county there has been held, in the year preceding, a fair for the encouragement of general agriculture, at which premiums to the amount of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) were paid: And, provided, further, that it shall be the duty of said treasurer of the State Board of Agriculture to pay over to the proper officer of each county board of agriculture the sum received for its benefit as aforesaid, and to make a biennial report to the governor of all such appropriations received and disborsed by him.
APPROVED January 5, 1872.
AN ACT for the support of the Illinois Institution for the Education of the In force Mareb Deaf and Dumb.
1, 1871. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That for the appropriations. porpose of detraying the ordinary expenses of the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb, from the first day of March, one thousand eight hundred, and
seventy-one, to the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, the sum of fifty-eight thousand two hundred and fifty dollars ($58,250) per annum be and
is hereby appropriated, payable quarterly out of the treaDirectors to fle sury: Provided, that after the payment for one quarter vouchers.
shall have been made, no further warrants shall be issued in favor of the directors of the said institution until satisfactory vouchers åre filed in the office of auditor of public accounts, approved by the board of trustees, showing in de tail each and every expenditure made from the appropria
tion for the preceding quarter, verified by the affidavit of Repairs and the principal of said institution. And that there be and is img invernante. hereby appropriated the further sums of one thousand doland
lars ($1000) per annum for repairs and improvements; five hundred dollars ($500) per annum for insurance; five hundred dollars ($500) per annum for the purchase of pupils' library; and twelve hundred dollars ($1200) for relaying floors in the main building and north wing.
2. The auditor of public accounts is hereby authorized and required to draw his warrant on the treasurer for the Baid sums, upon orders of the board of directors of the Illinois Institution for the education of the Deaf and Dumb, signed by the president and attested by the secretary of said board, with the seal of the institution.
$ 3. The support of the institution being not otherwise provided for from the first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one to the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, this act is declared an emergency act, and shall take effect and be in force on the first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and seventy
Anditor to draw warrant.
APPROVED March 29, 1871.
In force April7, AN ACT making appropriations for the re-erection of the south wing of the
Deaf and Dumb Institution at Jacksonville.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That for Appropriations. the removal of the south wing of said institution, which, by
a commission of architects, has been pronounced insecure and unsafe, and for the reconstruction of the same, in conformity with the north wing and main building, the sum of forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary for the reconstruction, heating and plumbing of said south wing, is hereby appropriated out of the treasury, payable to the contractor, or person or persons to whom the same is due. For the construction of said building the directors shall not obligate the state for the payfor that purpose.
Auditor to draw warrant.
ment of any sum of money in excess of appropriations made
$ 2. The auditor of public accounts is hereby authorized and required to draw his warrant on the treasurer for the said sums, upon orders of the board of directors of the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb, signed by the president, and attested by the secretary of said board with the seal of the institution.
$ 3. That inasmuch as the said wing of said institution Emergency. has been vacated in consequence of the great danger of said wing falling down, therefore an emergency exists requiring that said work shall cominence as soon as practicable, and that this act shall go into effect immediately. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED April 7, 1871.
AN ACT to create and support a state institution to be called “The Illinois Char. In force July 1,
itable Eye and Ear Infirmary,” for the treatment of needy persons suffering from diseases of the eye or ear.
WHEREAS the trustees of the Chicago Charitable Eye Preamble. and Ear Imfirmary, at their regular annual meeting, held January third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, voted unanimously to transfer all the property belonging to said infirmary to the People of the State of Illinois, on the conditions stated in this act, to be held by the state in trust for the benefit of the poor of the state suffering from diseases of the eye or ear; therefore,
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Governor
recelve property governor is hereby directed to receive, in accordance with a form of conveyance approved by him, on conditions stated in section nine of this act, all the property belonging to the Chicago Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, together with all the records and accounts of said iufirmary.
§ 2. . The board of trustees and officers of said infirm. Trustees to enary, to evidence their assent to this act and the transfer of ter minutes of the property of said infirmary to the state, shall make and enter in their record of proceedings, a minute, accepting this act according to its terms, and transferring to the state of Illinois all the property of said infirmary, a certified copy of which, approved by the governor, shall be filed with the auditor of public acconnts; and said minute shall be a transfer of said property to the state.
§ 3. On and after the passage of this act the name and Name and title. title of said infirmary shall be "The Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear lofirmary."