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In force March AN ACT to change the times of holding the circuit courts in the twenty-fifth 10, 1869.
judicial circuit of this state.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the Stute of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the 8p ring term of the twenty-fifth judicial circuit of this state shall be liel: as follows, namely :
In the county of Lawrence, on the second Monday in the month of April. In the county of Clay, on the second Monday thereafter. In the county of Richland, on the second Monday thereafter. And the fall terms of said circuit court shall commence and be holden in the county of Richland, on the first Monday in the month of October. In the county of Clay, on the second Monday thereafter. In the county of Lawrence, on the second Monday thereafter.
§ 2. All instruments, writs, causes, motions, recogni zances, and all other court proceedings, pending and undetermined in said circuit courts of Richland, Lawrence and Clay ccuntics, shall stand for trial and hearing and judgment and disposition at the terms of the court fixed by this act, in the same manner and with like effect as if no change had been made in the times of holding said circuit courts. All recognizances, writs, and process, of whatsoever character, heretofore or hereafter entered into, issued or made returnable to the courts as hereafter and by this act arranged, shall be deemed and held as returnable to the times and places of holding said circuit courts, as fixed by this
act. Copies furnish- $ 3. The secretary of state shall, upon the passage of ed clerks.
this act, certify the same to the clerks of the several circuit courts of said circuit, who shall give notice, by posting up in the several townships of their counties, respectively, printed notices at least twenty days before the spring term of said courts, giving notice of such change of holding said circuit courts.
§ 4. This act to take effect and be in force from aud after its passage.
APPROVED March 10, 1869.
In force March AN ACT to fix the times of holding courts in the twenty-sixth judicial cir11, 1869.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, represented in the General Assembly, That, hereafter, the circuit conrts in the twenty-sixth judicial circuit
shall be held in the several counties composing said circuit hołdems, when at the following times : In the county of Franklin, on the first Mondays of March and September. In the county of Williamson, on the third Mondays of March and September. In the county of Johnson, on the first Mondays of April and October. In the county of Saline, on the third Mondays of April and October. In the county of Hardin, on the first Mondays of May and November. In the county of Gallatin, on the second Mondays of May and November.
§ 2. The secretary of state shall immediately transmit copies furuishto the circuit clerk of each county in said circuit, at least six printed copies of this act, properly authenticated, for general information.
83. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED March 11, 1869.
AN ACT to repeal an act entitled "An act to fix the times of holding In force April courts in the twenty-sixth judicial circuit.”
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That an act entitled "An act to fix the times of holding courts in the Repeal. twenty-sixth judicial circuit," passed at the present session of the general assembly, be and the same is hereby repealed.
$ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED April 15, 1869.
AN ACT to fix the times of holding circuit courts in the twenty-seventh In force Jan. 30,
judicial circuit, and for other purposes.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That, hereafter, the times of holding the circuit courts in the several Holding courts. counties composing the twenty-seventh judicial circuit, shall be as follows, to-wit:
Spring Terms.-In the county of Douglas, on the first Tuesdays of February, in each year. In the county of Edgar, on the second Tuesdays thereafter. In the county
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of Vermilion, on the third Tuesdays thereafter. In the county of Coles, on the third Tuesdays thereafter.
Fail Terms. In the county of Douglas, on the fourth Tuesdays in August, of each year. In the county of Ed- . gar, on the second Tuesday thereafter. In the county of Vermilion, on the third Tuesday thereafter. In the county of Coles, on the fifth Tuesday thereafter.
§ 2. All summonses, subpænas, bonds, recognizances, and all other processes which may have been or may be issued, and made returnable to the terms of the circuit court in said counties as heretofore required to be held, shall be deemed and taken to be returnable to the terms of the circuit court in the respective counties as herein required to be held, and all notices which may have been or may be given, either by publication or otherwise, with reference to the terms of said courts as heretofore required to be held, shall, by force of this act, refer to the terms of court required to be held under this act; and all proceedings pending in said courts shall be taken up and proceeded with at the terms herein specified for the holding of said courts as if no alteration had been made in the times of holding said courts.
$ 3." The first week of the fall terms of the circuit court to be held in said county of Vermilion, shall be devoted to the impanneling the grand jury; to receiving indictments from that body; to the transaction of chancery business; to the hearing of motions; the settlement of issues; the taking defaults and judgments by nil dicit; and the trial of cases where the parties waive a jury; and the petit jury for said fall terms of said court shall be summoned to appear before said court on or before the hour of eleven o'clock A. M. on the second Tuesdays of said terms.
§ 4. The secretary of state shall, immediately after the passage of this act, transmit to the clerk of the circuit courts of the counties herein named a certified copy of this act.
S 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED January 30, 1869.
In force March AN ACT to establish the thirtieth judicial circuit, and for the election of 11, 1869.
a prosecuting attorney in the eighteenth judicial circuit.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Sangamon county of Sangamon shall compose a judicial circuit, to be
called the thirtieth judicial circuit. There shall be an elec
tion holden in said circuit on the first Tuesday in April, A. D. 1869, for the election of a circuit judge, which election shall be conducted, and the returns thereof made and canvassed in the manner provided by the constitution and laws of this state. Said judge, when elected, commission. ed and qualified, shall hold his office until the next general election for judges, as provided by the constitution, and until his successor is elected and qualified.
$ 2. The said judge, when elected, shall exercise all Daty of judge. the powers, perform all the duties, and have all the jurisdiction and authority now had or hereafter to be exercised by circuit judges in this state, under the constitution and laws thereof, and shall receive the same compensation and be subject to the same liabilities as other judges under the constitution and laws of this state. The judge now having jurisdiction in said circuit shall hold and exercise the same, until the judge provided for in this act shall have been elected and qualified.
§ 3. The regular terms of said court shall be held on Terns, whon the fourth Mondays of April, the first Mondays of September and the third Mondays of February in each year. The judge of said circuit court shall have power to call additional terms of said court for the transaction of civil, common law, chancery or criminal business, upon causing notice thereof to be given, by publication for twenty days, in some daily paper publiehed in the city of Springfield. $ 4. The prosecuting attorney for the eighteenth judi
attorney, cial circuit shall be the prosecuting attorney for the thirtieth judicial circuit for and during the term for which he was elected in said eighteenth circuit, and until his successor shall be elected and qualitied. There shall be elected by the qualified electors of the counties of Christian, Montgomery and Macoupin, on the first Tuesday of April, A. D. 1869, a prosecuting attorney for the eighteenth judicial circuit, for the unexpired term of the present prosecuting attorney for said circuit.
§ 5. All process issued before the commencement of Process, any term of said court shall be returnable to the first days of the said terms, but all process, either original or otherwise, may issue and be made returnable, during said terms; and after ten days' service the same proceedings and judgments or decrees may be had and rendered by said court, in the cases in which said process may be issued, in the same manner and with the same force and effect as if process had been regularly served ten days previous to the commencement of said term, as now provided by law.
$ 8 6. This act to take effect from and after its pasfage.
APPROVED March 11, 1869.
In force Feb. 19, AN ACT to authorize the governor of this state to appoint commissioners
to take the acknowledgment or proof of the executions of deeds and other iostruments, and to take depositions, etc., in other states, territories, etc.
appoint commissioners deeds.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Governor may governor of this state may appoint and commission in any
Mor other state, in the District of Columbia, in each of the ter
ritories of the United States, and in any foreign country, as many commissioners as he may deein expedient: Provided, that the number of such commissioners shall at no time exceed five in any one city or county; who shall continue in office for four years, and shall have authority to take relinquishments of dower of married women, the acknowledgment or proof of the execution of any deed or other conveyance, or lease of any land lying in this state, or any contract, assignment, transfer, letter of attorney, satisfaction of a judgment, or of a mortgage, or of any other instrument or writing, under seal or not, to be used or recorded in this state. And any such commissioners, appointed for any foreign country, shall also have authority to certify to the official character, signature or seal of any other officer within their district who is authorized to take acknowledgments or declarations under oath.
§ 2. Every such commissioner, before performing any duty or exercising any power in or by virtue of his appointment, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, before a judge or clerk of one of the courts of record of the district, state or territory or country in which said commissioner shall reside, well and faithfully to execute and perform all the duties of such commissioner, under and by virtue of the laws of the state of Illinois. And every such commissioner shall, before he enters upon the duties of his office, cause to be prepared an official scal, in which shall be designated his name, and the words, "a commissioner for the state of Illinois,” together with the name of the state, territory or country, and also the city or county within which he shall reside or have an office, and for which he shall have been appointed; and shall, within six months after his appointment, transmit to, and cause to be filed in the office of the secretary of state of this state, said oath or affirmation, and also a distinct impression of such seal, taken upon yax or some other substance capable of re
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