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scent or devise, said slave or slaves were in some uther state or territory of the United States, and that such slave or slaves were brought here in consequence thereof; or that residing in this state, he, she or they have brought such slave with an intent of keeping him, or her, or them for their own service ; or that he, she or they were travellers, or were sojourners, making only a transient stay in this commonwealth, and brought such slave or slaves for the purpose of necessary attendance, and with intent of carrying such slave or slaves again out of the state.

SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That no defendant Persons bring ing staves to this or defendants, who have been a resident or

residents of any other state or territory of the United States, and shall remove to this state, to reside therein, and bring with him, her or them, any slave or slaves, shall be discharged or acquitted from the pains and penalties inflicted by this act, unless he, she or they can satisfactorily prove, by competent legal evidence, that within sixty days af. ter bis, her or their arrival in the commonwealth, his, she or they have taken the following oath or affirmation, before some justice of the peace, to-wit : 66 I, A. B. do swear, (or affirm) that my removal to the state of Kentucky, was with an intention to become a citizen thereof, and that I have brought with me no slave or slaves, and will bring no slave or slaves to this state, with intent of selling them:" and shall further show and prové, that tho certificate of such oath or affirmation, granted by the magistrate, has been recorded in the clerk's of. fice of the county where such oath or affirmation was taken, within thirty days after the date there. of: each certificate of the oath or affirmation filed with the clerk of any county in which the same was administered, shall be recorded by him, for whiola he shall be entitled to a fee of twenty-five cents.

SEC. 4. Be it further enacted, That this act shall be given in charge to every grand jury empanneled in the circuit courts of this state: Provided, however, that no purchaser shall be subject to the penalties of this act, unless he shall have committed the act knowingly.

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This aet shall commence and be in force, from and after the first day of May next.

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AN ACT to amend the Penal Laws of this Com

monwealth.

APPROVED, February 8, 1815. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That any person, Punishment for

stopping salt wa and his, her or their aiders or abettors, wlió shall ter: be convicted of wilfully and maliciously stopping the passage of salt water conducted through pipes from any well to any cistern or furnace where salt is making within this commonwealth, shall undergo a confinement in the jail and penitentiary house, for a period of not more than three years, nor less than one year.

sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That any person, his, her or their aiders or abettors, convicted of wil. Puništiment for fully and maliciously destroying or filling up any well or pump of salt water in use, so as to stop the use and benefit of said well or pump, shall undergo a confinement in the jail and penitentiary house, for a period of not more than three years nor less than one year.

SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, The any slave or person of color, convicted before any justice of the to be whipped

People of colout peace, of either of the offences stated in the two first sections of this act, shall receive on his or her bare back, thirty-nine lashes.

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AN ACT supplemental to the act to regulate the Pen.

itentiary.

APPROVED, February 8, 1815. WHEREAS the office of the agent in the Penis tentiary has been abolished, and no provision made

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for certifying the accounts thereof; for remedy whereof,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That all the accounts of the penitentiary shall be certified by the keeper; which sha vidence in the same manner as heretofore, when certified by the agent.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the keeper shall enter into bond in the sum of twenty thousand dollars, in the same manner that other public officers are directed by law, instead of giving bond annually for five thousand dollars.

SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That in addition to the commissioners appointed to settle the accounts of the different agents of that institution, that George Madison, William Trigs and William Hunter, are hereby appointed ; any two of whom, or any two of those appointed under the act to which this is a supplement, may proceed with the business.

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AN ACT concerning County Levies and certain

Officers' Fees.

APPROVED, February 8, 1815.

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Sec. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly of County levies the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That all county leand erailité et tid en vies laid by any county court hereafter, shall be paid over in bank payable in notes on thie bank of Kentucky and its

branches, or insurance company, and notes on the United States' treasury. And the sheriffs or collectors of county levies shall receive such notes in payment of said levies and militia fines: and in making distress for the same, shall sell the property distrained, payable in such notes : and the county creditors shall be bound to receive the said notes from the sheriff or collector, in discharge of their respective demands.

SEC., 2. Be it further enacted, That any county court within this commonwealtb, may, if they shall

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deem it expedient, at their term held in March or Collection of coun April next, by their order, suspend the collection suspended, &c. of their county levies for twelve months from the passage of this act, except so far as shall be sulticient to discharge the sums due to such county creditors as shall agree to have an entry made on the record of the court, that they will receive such notes in payment. And the said court, after ascertaining the amount so agreed, may, by their order, reduce the sum laid on each tithable, so as to retain a sufficient levy to be collected and payable in such notes to the whole of the creditors agreeing that such entry shall be made; and in case the court shall so direct, the sheriff or collector shall collect and distrain payable in such notes ; and the balance of the county levy in such case, shall stand suspended as aforesaid.

Sec. 3. Be it further exacted, That in lieu of the endorsement on fee bills, as required by the se- relation to the enventh section of the act entitled “ an act to suspend law process in certain cases,” approved fourthi day cers' fees. of February, 1815, it shall be sufficient for a clerk or other officer, putting fee bills for collection into the hands of any sheriff, or other officer, for collection, to deliver to such officer a duplicate of the list of the fees so put into his hands, with a certificate thereon to the following effect: “ That notes on the bank of Kentucky and its branches, or insurance company, and on the United States' treasury, will be received in payment for all or any part of the fee bills contained in this list.”. And the same shall, in substance, be entered on the list retained by the officer delivering the fee bills for collection on which the sheriff, or other officer's receipt is taken for the collection and accountability of the fees therein listed: And no sheriff or other officer, shalb distrain for any fee bill for twelve months after its delivery to him for collection, due to any clerk, sheriff or surveyor; nor shall he be liable for a judgment against him for a failure to collect and pay, unless the officer to whom the same shall be due, if alive at the time of delivery, shall have engaged in the above manner, or by endorsement on the fee bills, to receive sucha notes in payment. And it shall be the duty of eye.

ry sheriff and other officer into whose hands fee bills shall been placed for collection, to advertise at the court house door at two several court days, before he proceed to collect, that the said notes will be received in payment; and for a failure to do so, shall be liable to be fined twenty dollars, to be recovered before a justice of the peace, by warrant; one half to the use of the prosecutor, and the other half to be applied toward lessening the county levy.

SEC. 4. Be it further enacted, That nothing in Cases excepted the said recited act contained, shall be so construed from replevy.

as to permit any sheriff or other collector of taxes, county levies, officers' fees or militia fines, to replevy any judgment or exccution obtained against such collector for the same, nor to permit any sheriff or other officer, to replevy any judgment or execution, for monies collected by bim upon the execution of any person or persons, nor any attorney at law to replevy any judgment or execution had against him for money or other thing received by him for a client or clients, nor any collector of a town or corporation tax, to replevy any judgment or execution against him, for money or other thing received by hiin as such,

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Alowances the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That allowances be

made to the persons hereinafter mentioned, to-wit: To speakers of To the speakers of the senate and house of repre

sentatives, four dollars per day each.

To the clerks of the senate and house of repre

sentatives, sixty dollars per week each. Sergeats at arms To the sergeants at arms of the senate and house of senate and his of representatives, sixteen dollars per week each,

To the door keepers of the senate and house of Doorkeepers

representatives, sixteen dollars per week each,

Clerks.

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