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vested with power and jurisdiction, upon the application of Oliver Porter, by bill in chancery, to decree a divorce of the said Oliver and Rebecca Por- decree a divorce ter his wife, late Rebecca Davis, from the bonds of ter and his wife: matrimony: Provided, That the said Oliver shall certain facts. establish by evidence, to the satisfaction of said court, the following fact: That the said Rebecca was pregnant by another at the time of her intermarriage.

Sec, 2. Be it further enacted, That the proceed- low the proings on said bill, shall be such as are had in other ceedings in said suits for divorces prosecuted under an act entitled governed, s an act regulating divorces in this commonwealth."

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the said court, upon pronouncing a decree of divorce between the councing a police parties, shall have the power of regulating and or- cree of divorce. dering a division of their estate, real and personal, in such way as shall seemn just and right: Provided, That neither of the said parties shall be compelled to divest himself or herself of their title to real estate.

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CHAP. CLXXIV.

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AN ACT to alter and extend the March term of the

Bullitt circuit court.

APPROVED, January 2, 1815. Sec. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the March

Bullitt Circuit term of the Bullitt circuit court, to be holden on the after in Februafirst Monday in March, shall hereafter commence Narch, and is on the fourth Monday in February, in each year, and continue twelve juridical days, if the business of said court require it. I'rovided, howerer, that the county court may sit as heretofore-any thing in this act to the contrary, notwithstanding.

SEC. 2. Be it further enaeted, That all process returnable to the March term, heretofore allowed, turvable to Fuio shall be considered as returnable to the said Febriary term ; aud so much of any act as comes within

Repcaling clause the purview of this act, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.

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AN ACT to legalize the proceedings of the County

Courts of Greenup and Jessamine.

APPROVED, 2d January, 1815.

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WHEREAS the County Court of Greenup, at their last November term, proceeded to lay the county levy by a minority of said court, owing to uncontrolable circumstances,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of

the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the proceedThe proceed. ings of the said court be, and the same is hereby le., county in laying galized, and rendered valid in law; and that the levy their levy, legal collected in said county the year one thousand eight

hundred and fifteen, shall be the same as laid by the
said court at the time heretofore specified; and shall
be collected, accounted for, and appropriated in the
same manner, and under the same rules and regula-
tions as if there had been a majority of the justices
of said court present, and assenting, when said le-
vies were laid:

AND whereas the sheriff of Jessamine county
failed to enter into bond for the collection of the rev.
enue for the year one thousand eight hundred and
thirteen, at the court designated by law; but enter-
ed into said bond at the March term of said court,
in the year one thousand eight hundred and four-
teen-Therefore,

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said bond are shall be as good and valid in law, as if it had been entered into at the

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AN ACT establishing an election precinct in the coun-
ty of Logun, and for other purposes.

APPROVED, January 20, 1815.
SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That all that part of

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the county of Logan, included within the following
boundaries, to-wit: Beginning on the Tennessee
line where the Warren County line intersects the
same, thence with the said Warren line, so far as to preocincts.
include Joseph Sloss; thence to Pilot knob, inclu-
ding Thomas Niels ; thence to Samuel Duval's;
thence to Traver's Mill, on the state line; thence
with said line to the beginning, shall be, and the
same is hereby erected into an election precinct :
and that the qualified voters in said precinct shall
meet at the house of Joel Hudspeths, in said pre-
cinct, for the purpose of voting.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the county County court court of Logan shall, at the time of appointing a and judges.

to appoint elerk clerk and judges, to preside at the election to be held at the Court House, also appoint a Clerk and Judges to preside at the election to be held in said precinct.

Sec. $. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the sheriff of Logan county, to attend by Sheriff' deputy himself or deputy, and conduct the clection to be held in the aforesaid precinct; which election shall be governed by the same rules and regulations as are now prescribed by law.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the sheriff who presides at the election in said precinct, shall meet the sheriff who presides at the election at the pared at Russell court-house, on the 1st Saturday succeeding the close of the said election, at the court-house in Russellville, and compare the polls, and make returns agreeably to the constitution and laws of this commonwealth SEC. 5. And be it further enacted. That instead of

Western precinct the election for the western precinct of Christian of Christiancounty being held at the house of Jacob. Colley, it sing ebanged shall be herefter held at the house of Matthias Earley, in said precinct.

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CHAP. CLXXVII. AN ACT further to regulate the payment of the debt due the Commonwealth for the sale vacant Lands.

APPROVED, January 20, 1815, Suc. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of

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Persons claim the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That any person the laws for the claiming land under any law of this commonwealth

for the sale of vacant lands, may, upon the condigive indulgence tions prescribed in this act, obtain and receive intheretor, upon dulgence for the payments of the state price due on

any quantity of acres not exceeding four hundred.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That any Justice of the Peace for any county within this Commonwealth, upon application and satisfactory proof being made by the oaths of one or more creditable witnesses, to be examined before him, that the appli

cant was actually and in good faith a settler at the An applicant

pass age of this act, within the county wherein said for indulgence land lies,or in the county wherein said certificate was tificate of his originally granted; or such other county as may Bottlement, &c.

have been stricken off from such county; and by his own oath that he was the owner of said land at the passage of this act, and that he has not previously obtained a certificate from any other justice under the provisions of this act, or the act passed 1st Feb. one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, entitled “ An act further to regulate the payment of the debt due this Commonwealth for the sale of vacant lands;" which oath shall be stated in said certificate, and returned to and filed in the Auditor's office; such justice shall, without fee, give to such applicant a certificate that he was actually and in good faith a settler at the passage of this act, within the

county wherein said land now lies, or was originally

and granted, or such other county as may have been gertificate. in said stricken off from its which certificate shall also

contain a description of the lands which said indulgence is to be granted for, by shewing the number and date of the certificate, and the name or names of the person or persons to whom the same was originally granted.

Sec. 3. When a certificate as above described, or before second shall be furnished the Auditor on or before the se

the cond Monday in October next, he shall file the same land is not to be and make a note thereof in the margin opposite the

claim certified; and the land so described shall not be sold by the Register as in other cases: Provided, That it shall not be necessary for any person who may have filed a certificate with the Auditor under

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the provisions of an act passed the first day of February, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen; or under the provisions of an act passed twenty-first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, to file a certificate of settlement under the provisions of this act.

Sec. 4. Be it further enaeted, That every person who may obtain a certificate under the provisions of this act, as well as those who have heretofore ob- the whole stato tained certificates under the provisions of the acts parameter passed first February, one thousand eight hundred uary, 1816, to be and thirteen, and twenty-first January, one thou- count of all the sand eight 'hundred and fourteen, further to regu- become due. late the payment of the debt due the commonwealth for the sale of vacant lands, who shall pay into the Public Treasury by the first day of January, 1816, the whole amount of the state price, or the balance, in case of a partial payment already made, shall be entitled to a discount of all the interest due or to become due thereon..

SEC. 5. Be it further enacted, That any person who may obtain indulgence under the provisions of this act, shall fail to pay into the Public. Treasury persons failing to within twelve months from the passage of this act, any instalment which may be due on said land, the forfeited 16 the land shall not be sold to the highest bidder as in other cases, but shall be forfeited and revert to the commonwealth; subject, however to the future disposition of the legislature.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That the sales of vacant lands shall be and the same is hereby sis. suspended. pended until the sixteenth day of November, 1815; and the Auditor and Register shall rospectively proceed to perform the duties required under the top and Register provisions of an act entitled " An act providing for the payment of the debt due the commonwealth, approved 26th December, 1806;" and the Register shall commence the sales upon the third Monday of November, 1815, and in all things be governed by the provisions of the before recited act: Provided however, That it shall be lawful for any person or persons having lands sold under the provisions of on certain cuma this act, to redeem the same at any time within ditions. twelve months from the date of the sale, by paying

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