Sec[Section]. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois represented in the General Assembly—That—The sum of eight thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated as a contingent fund to meet the contingent expenses for the years, one thousand eight hundred and forty one and one thousand eight hundred and forty two, the said fund shall be subject to the order of the Governor. for the purpose of defraying all such expenses as are unforeseen by the General Assembly or otherwise unprovided for by law. and a proper statement of which shall be laid before the next general assembly of this state, by the auditor in his biennial report.
Sec. 2. The following sums are hereby appropriated in full for the salaries of the several officers hereinafter mentioned for the years one thousand eight hundred and forty one, and one thousand eight hundred and forty two.
1. The Governor Two thousand dollars.
2. To the auditor of public accounts including Clerk hire four thousand eight hundred dollars,
3. To the state Treasurer including clerk hire. three thousand, two hundred dollars
4. To the secretary of state including clerk hire three thousand dollars and for making index to journals of the Senate and House of Representatives, and laws for copying laws and making marginal notes and
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index to laws the sum of six hundred dollars
6. To the Judges of the supreme court each three thousand dollars.
7. To the Attorney General one thousand dollars and States Attorneys each seven hundred dollars.
8. To the inspectors of the Penitentiary three dollars per day. Provided, That no one of the inspectors shall receive more than one hundred and fifty dollars per annum
9. To the secretary of council of revision four dollars per day.
Sec. 3. 1. There shall be allowed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Speaker of the Senate each the sum of seven dollars per day, and six dollars for every twenty miles necessary travel in coming to and returing from the seat of government
2. That the compensation of the members, officers, and clerks, and their assistants of this General Assembly be the same per diem allowance, as established by law at the session of one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight and one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine.
3. To the door keeper of the council of revision three dollars per day. the number of days employed to be certified by the clerk of the council
4. To J. H. Lewis the sum of sixty five dollars for apprehending Dennis. Mc. Namara. a fugitive from justice
5. To Benjamin F. Fridley late sheriff of Kane county the sum of one hundred and sixty ^six^ dollars for the apprehension of William J [Suver?] a fugitive from justice

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6. To Samuel B. Chandler Sheriff of St Clair County the sum of one hundred dollars being the amount of a reward by him paid for the apprehension of two fugitives from justice who broke jail in said county in January last.
7. To William Watters the sum of three hundred and seventy five dollars for one hundred and fifty copies of the decisions of the supreme court furnished by the order of the Secretary of state for the use of the state.
8. The sum of one hundred dollars to the Methodist church in Springfield for the rent of the church for the time the Legislature occupied the same in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty.
9. To the clerk of the board of auditors to investigate the claims under the state house commissioners while in session three dollars per day the number of days to be certified by said board.
10. To the clerk of the investigating commitee of the Board of public works three dollars per day the number of days to be certified by the chairman of said commitee
11. That the Govenor be allowed five hundred dollars for each of the years. one thousand eight hundred and forty one. and one thousand eight hundred and forty two to cover traveling and other incidental expenses.
12. To Joseph L. Sharp for attending as door keeper for the engrossing and enrolling clerks of the two houses of the present General assembly and for attending on the auditors office the sum of three dollars per day.

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13. To William. W. Watson the sum of eighty one dollars for the use of a room for the supreme court. twenty seven days at their June term one thousand eight hundred and forty.
14. To three witnesses examined before the select committee raised by the house to examine and report on the accounts of the former board of public works one dollar per day for each days attendance. The number of days to be certified by the chairman of said select committee.
Sec. 4. The Salary of the Govenor of this state after the term of service of the present Govenor shall expire shall be two thousand dollars per annum. and that the Govenor shall reside at the seat of government.
Sec. 5. To the Treasurer of the county of Peoria the sum of three hundred and sixteen dollars and sixty one cents to be by him applied to the payment. of such sums as are legally due to the Justices of the peace constables and witnesses who were required to attend at the taking of depositions in the case of contested election between N. H. Purple and W. J. Phelps. in the said county of Peoria in the month of September one thousand eight hundred and forty
Sec 6. The said Justices or a majority of them shall file with said Treasurer a certificate setting forth the amount to which each individual is entitled for services rendered in said case and said Treasurer is hereby required to pay out said money on application of the individuals certified to be entitled to the same.

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A Bill for an act making appropriations for the years 1841 and 1842
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Handwritten Document, 6 page(s), Folder 172, HB 238, GA Session: 12-2, Illinois State Archives [Springfield, IL]