"The Statute Law of Kentucky", Vol. II, ed. William Littell, 1810, pgs 43-44.


An ACT to reduce into one the several Acts for ascertaining the Salary of the Officers of Civil Government.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That the several officers hereinafter mentioned, shall for their respective sevices, be entitled to the following salaries annually, to commence from the acceptance of their several appointments, and actually qualifying themselves according to law, to be paid out of the public treasury, in quarterly payments, after the same shall have been audited according to law.

To the governor or chief magistrate, the sum of four hundred pounds.

To the judges of the court of appeals, each two hundred pounds.

To the judges of the district courts, each one hundred and fifty pounds.

To the secretary, two hundred pounds.

To the treasurer, two hundred and fifty pounds.

To the auditor, two hundred and fifty pounds.

To the register, two hundred and fifty pounds.

To the attorney-general, one hundred pounds.

To the attornies for the commonwealth in the district courts, thirty pounds each.

SECTION 2. The auditor of public accounts shall issue warrants for the quarterly payments of the salaries of every person entitled thereto as the same shall become due, on the last day of March, June, September, and December annually, expressing in such warrant, that the same is in whole or in part of the first, second, third, and fourth quarterly salary, for the year in which it became due. And where any person shall be appointed to any office, his salary due on the fractional part of the quarter in which he was appointed, shall be settled, and thereafter his salary shall become due as aforesaid.

SECTION 3. The justices of the courts of quarter sessions shall receive for their services, twelve shillings per day each, for every day they shall respectively sit in the said courts, to become due on the tenth day of June and November annually; for which sum, on a certificate from the clerk of the said court, of the number of days they have attended, they shall receive a warrant from the auditor, which shall be paid at the public treasury.