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Commissioner's Sec. 18. Be it further enacted, That the county to be appointedthoir duty,

courts of Madison, Rockcastle and Knox, shall each appoint one fit and discreet person to act as commissioners for overlooking the management of the turnpike and wilderness road; whose duty it shall be twice a year to view said road: and if at the end of any year a majority of said eommissioners shall be of opinion, that the funds of the turnpike have been unequally or improperly managed, or that the manager hath neglected to appropriate the money by him received, to repairing the road as directed by this act, they may upon oath, before some justice of the peace, make report accordingly to the county court of Garrard; who, upon the production of said report, and investigation of the matter, may remove the manager from office, and appoint a successor as directed by this act: and it shall be the duty of the manager and his successors, if required, to exhibit to the commissioners a statement of the receipts and disbursements in the management of said turnpike road at least twice each year. The commissioners shall be allowed two dollars per day, for the time they shall be necessarily employed in performing the duties assigned them by this act; and the manager is hereby directed to pay said commis. sioner or commissioners for their services, upon the production of a certificate from some justice of the peace, that the commissioner bad made oath that he had been employed in said business the number of days therein stated.

Their pay.

CHAP. CCXXI.

AN ACT to authorize the sinking a Well on the Public Square in the town of Litchfield.

APPROVED, February 2, 1815.

WHEREAS it is represented to the present general assembly of the commonwealth of Kentucky, that the citizens of Grayson county, and more par. ticularly those resident in the town of Litchfield, are inconveniently situated for want of good water in said town; and that it is apparent a sufficient quantity of good water may be had by sinking a well on the public square-in said town: wherefore,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of County court to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That a majority of cause it to be dus, the justices of the peace for said county concurring in opinion at their ensuing May or June term, may authorise and direct a Well to be dug on the public square in said town of Litchfield, and to defray the expence of which, the county court for said county at their ensuing court of claims, shall, and they are hereby invested with full power to levy any sum of money on the titheables of said county not exceeding one hundred and fifty dollars, to be collected by the sheriff of said county and applied to the diging of said Well, and keeping the same in repair. This act shall be in force from and after the passage.

CHAP. CCXXII.

AN ACT for the relief of Thomas and Norris Met

calfe, William Teague and Samuel Holmes.

APPROVED, February 2, 1815.

WHEREAS it is represented, that Thomas and Norris Metcalfe, and William Teague stand indicted in the Christian circuit court with the murder of Jim, a negro man belonging to said Norris; and owing to the prejudices existing in said county against them, they cannot have a fair trial : for remedy whereof,

Sec. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That if the said in- Where to be trica dictees shall appear at the next court to be held for the county of Christian, they shall be entitled if they think proper to choose it, to a trial in the Caldwell circuit court; and such request shall forth with be ertered on the records of the Christian circuit court; whereupon the said court shall immediately recog- Christian Circuit nize the said indictces to appear on the first day of

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the next Caldwell circuit court thereafter to answer

the matters contained in said indictment. And Jurisdiction of thereupon in the event of the said indictees being

recognized to attend and have their trial in the said Caldwell circuit court as aforesaid, the said circuit court of Caldwell, shall have complete and final jurisdiction of the trial of said indictecs, the same as if the offence had originated in the Caldwell circuit, and of all inatteis incidental thereto and connected

therewith. And it shall be the duty of the Christian 80 t k charge of circuit court to transmit to the clerk of the Cald

well circuit court, by the sheriff of Christian county, copies of all orders or entries made on the records

of Christian circuit court concerning said indictees; His compensation for which the said sheriff shall receiye the sum of ten -Penalty for fai

dollars, to be paid by the indictees; and for a failure to discharge the duty here enjoined on him, he shall forfeit a d pay the sum of thirty dollars, to be recovered by action of debt or indictment, in the Christian circuit court; one half for the use of the person sueing therefor, and the other for the use of the commonwealth.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said court Christian to re- of Christian, at the same term they recognize the Cognize witnesses

said indictees to appear in the Caldwell circuit court, shall recognize all witnesses they may think proper and necessary to recognize.

SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That the said Cald

wellcircuit court, on the trial of the said indictments, lated.

and all matters relating thereto, shall be governed by the same rules and usages, that are now observed on similar occasions, when a change of venue is not had.

AND WHEREAS, it is represented to the present general assembly, that a certain Samuel Holmes, is recognized to attend the next March term of the Madison circuit court, in consequence of a charge exhibited against him in the county of Madison, for having in possession certain money moulds ; and it is apprehended, from the prejudices existing in the said county, he can not be impartially tried therein: Therefore,

SEC. 4. Be it enacted by the General Assembly aforesaid, That if the said Holmes shall appear at

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the next circuit court to be held in Madison County, he shall be entitled, if he thinks proper to choose it, to a trial in the Lincoln circuit court ; and such request shall forthwith be entered on the records of the Madison circuit court-Whereupon, the said court shall im nediately recognize the said indictee to appear on the first day of the next Lincoln cir: cuit court thereafter, to answer the matters contained in said indictment: And thereupon, in the event of the said in tietee being recognizcd to attend and have his trial in said Lincoln circuit coirt as aforesaid, the said circuit court of Lincoln shall have complete and final jurisdiction of the trial of said indictee, in the same manner as if the offence had originated in Lincoln county, and of all matters incidental thereto, and connected therewith. And it shall be the duty of the Madison circuit court, to transmit to the clerk of the Lincoln circuit court, by the sheriff be transmitted. of Madison County, copies of all orders or entries, made on the records of the Madison circuit court, concerning said indictee for which the said sheriff

penalty for nego shall receive the sum of six dollars, to be paid by sect of his duty the indietee; and for a failure to discharge the duty herein enjoined on him, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of thirty dollars, to be recovered by action of debt or indictment, in the Madison circuit court; one half for the use of the person suing therefor', and the other for the use of the commonwealth.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the said court of Madison, at the same time they recognize nized to appear. the said indictee to appear before the Lincoln circuit court, shall recognize all witnesses they may think proper and necessary to recognize.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That the said Lincoln circuit court, on the trial of the said indictment, conducting trial. and all matters relating thereto, shall be governed by the same rules, regulations and usages, that are now observed on siinilar occasions.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted. That any forfei. tures of recognizances that may take place under re facias sucd out this act, may be recovered by scire facias, as in other cases.

Sec. 8. Be it further enacted, That if the said Thomas and Norris Metcalfe, and William Teague

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For breach of recognizance, sci.

and Samuel Holmes, or either of them, surrender

themselves to the court where the trials now exist, No advantage and there agree to be tried agreeable to the provito be taken which sions of this act, they shall not be allowed to take may producetheir discharge. advantage of any error occasioned by the said trials

being had in the Caldwell and Lincoln circuit courts, instead of those in which the offences were alledged to have been committed: nor shall the indictees, nor either of them, take advantage of any lapse of time, so as to obtain his or their discharge, if they shall not be brought to trial at the first term of the said courts; any law or laws to the contrary notwithstanding

CHAP. CCXXIII. .

AN ACT granting certain lands to James Crawford,

Solomon Tabor and William Stewart, for the benefit of Salt-Works.

APPROVED, February 3, 1815.

WHEREAS, it is represented to the present Preamble

General Assembly, by the petition of James Crawford, Solomon Tabor and William Stewart, of the county of Barren, That they have discovered a saltspring in said county, where they have made some improvement and experiment in quest of salt water, and finding the prospect sufficiently flattering and the said salt spring is situate on vacant and unappropriated lands, which if carried into complete operation, would be of great public utility : Wherefore,

SEC. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly of May appropriate 2000acres of land, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That one thousand

acres of land, to include the salt water, be, and the same is hereby granted to the said James Crawford, Solomon Tabor &William Stewart; subject, however, to the conditions and restrictions herein after provided.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That it shall be Manner of apa lawful for the said James Crawford, Solomon Tapropriation

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