1828 Laws relating to Indiana’s Gore

Part of the Historic Indiana Law Project.

Abstracts of laws relating to Indiana’s Gore from:
Laws of the State of Indiana Passed and Published at the Twelfth Session of the General Assembly
. Indianapolis: Smith and Bolton, 1828. Google Books


Page 5
Chapter IV.
An act making specific appropriations for the year 1828.
(Approved, January 24, 1828.)

  • Page 8 – That John Spencer, Collector of Dearborn county be allowed fifty-three dollars and thirty-four cents for interest on Treasury notes.


Page 62
Chapter XLIII.
An act to improve the navigation of certain rivers in this state.
(Approved, January 24, 1828.)

  • 1. That two hundred and fifty dollars are hereby appropriated for improving the navigation and clearing out obstructions from Laughery creek; and that James Rand of Dearborn county, is hereby appointed a commissioner for so much of Laughery creek as lies below where the line of Ripley county strikes the same; and David Findley of Ripley county, is hereby appointed a commissioner, for so much of Laughery creek, as lies between the last mentioned line, and the town of Versailles, in said county of Ripley, and that the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, of said appropriation shall be subject to the draft of, and be applied by the said James Rand; and that one hundred dollars shall be subject to the draft of, and be applied by the said David Findley.
  • 10. The commissioners of Laughery creek, one dollar each per day [for their services]; which they are authorized to retain out of the sums herein appropriated.


Page 76
Chapter LIX.
An act for the relief of John Spencer, collector of Dearborn county, and for other purposes.
(Approved, January 24, 1828.)

  • 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Indiana, That if the collectors of the state and county revenue for the counties of Dearborn, Switzerland and Wayne, shall severally pay into the State Treasury, on or before the first Monday in April next, all the state revenue due from the counties aforesaid, for the year 1827, then, and in that case, the Treasury officers be, and they are hereby directed to remit the damages, which, by the revenues laws have accrued thereon.
  • 2. That each and every collector of the several counties in this state, who have settled or may settle up the full amount of the state revenue due from their respective counties with the Treasurer of State, on or before the 26th day of January, 1828, shall not be compelled to pay the forfeiture and per centum now imposed by law, for failing to pay their respective amounts, previous to the second Monday in December last.
  • This act to take effect from and after its passage.


Page 77
Chapter LX.
An act for the benefit of the devises of Thomas Watts deceased.
(Approved, January 11, 1828.)

  • WHERAS, it appears to the General Assembly of the state of Indiana, that Thomas Watts, in his life time, and John Watts, purchased by entry of the United States, factional section numbered twenty-nine, in township five, of range numbered three, west of the meridian, lying and being in Dearborn county, and that a division thereof was made, by and between the said Thomas and John Watts, he, the said Thomas, retaining the south end of said fraction; since which, and before the said division was perfected by conveyance, the said Thomas Watts departed this life, leaving said land to sundry devisees, in whose names, with the said John Watts, the said land is patented, constituting them tenants in common: THEREFORE:
  • Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Indiana, That all the right, title and claim, to which the devisees of Thomas Watts deceased, are entitled to the part of fractional section numbered twenty-nine, township five, range three, which lies north of a line drawn from the centre of the section, running east and west, be, and the same is hereby fully and absolutely vested in John Watts, in fee forever, and all the right and title of the said John Watts, to the part of said fractional section, lying south of said central line, be, and the same is hereby fully and absolutely vested in the devisees of the said Thomas Watts, in fee forever.
  • Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all that part of said fractional section, so as above secured to the devisees aforesaid, of Thomas Watts, shall be sold at public vendue, for the best price it will bring, by Daniel Kelso, of Dearborn county, who is hereby appointed commissioner for that purpose, and who is required to give six weeks notice of such sale, in the Indiana Palladium, published at Lawrenceburgh. The said commissioner is directed to allow a credit of twelve months, at said sale, on bond with approved security being given, being freehold, for payment of the purchase money to John Watts, administrator of the estate of Thomas Watts, with the will annexed; and on production of the receipt therefor, of the said administrator, the said commissioner is authorized to convey the said tract last named, in fee simple to the purchasers, reserving however the lease of Polly Shepherd, which is to be and remain ensured on said tract, as originally given. The said commissioner shall be allowed one dollar and fifty cents per day, whilst engaged as above authorized; and the circuit court of Dearborn county is authorized to appoint a substitute for said commissioner if necessary.
  • This act to take effect from and after its publication.


Page 78
Chapter LXII.
An act to amend an act, entitled an act for the benefit of persons who have, or are likely to suffer, by the destruction of the records of Dearborn county, which were consumed by fire, in the court house at Lawrenceburgh, on the morning of the sixth of March, 1826; approved, January 11, 1827.
(Approved, January 7, 1828)

  • Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Indiana, That John Porter of Lawrenceburgh, in the county of Dearborn, be, and he is hereby appointed a commissioner, with full power to carry all the provisions of the act to which this is an amendment, into full effect, in the same manner the commissioners in said act were empowered to do, except as hereinafter mentioned.
  • Sec. 2. That the said commissioner, hereby appointed, shall continue in office until the last Monday in January, 1829; and shall attend to the duties herein required, on the fourth Mondays of March, July and October, and continue one week, if the business require it.
  • Sec. 3. That in case of the refusal, death or resignation of said commissioner, the circuit court of Dearborn county, shall, and are hereby authorized to appoint some suitable person to fill such vacancy.
  • Sec. 4. That so much of the act above referred to, as comes within the purview of this act, be, and the same is hereby repealed.
  • This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Indiana Palladium, a weekly newspaper printed and published in the town of Lawrenceburgh, in said county of Dearborn.


Page 115
Chapter LXXXII.
An act to establish a college in state of Indiana.
(Approved, January 24, 1828.)

  • Page 117 – Sec. 11 – George H. Dunn, of the county of Dearborn [appointed one of trustees].
  • Page 118 – Sec 13 – Jesse L. Holman, of the county of Dearborn [appointed to board of visitors].


Page 124
Chapter LXXXVI.
An act respecting a county Seminary, and the Seminary funds of the county of Switzerland.
(Approved, January 19, 1828.)

  • That Israel R. Whitehead of Jefferson township, James Rouse of Craig township, Simon Slawson of Pleasant township, Aaron Chamberlain of Cotton township, and William R. Wiley of Posey township, in the said county of Switzerland, be, and they are hereby appointed Seminary trustees, for said county, for the special purposes hereinafter provided.