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south-west corner of section fourteen, in township five north,
APPROVED, March 2d, 1843.
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AN ACT to form the county of Pulaski...
Mar. 3, 1843. Sec. 1, Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinos, répresented in the General Assembly, That all that tract of Boundaries of country within the following boundaries shall constitute Pulaski co. the county of Pulaski, viz: beginning at a point on the Ohio river, on range line between two and three, east of the third principal meridian, and running north with and on said line to Cashe river, thence down and with said river to the Alexander county line, thence north on said last mentioned line to the south-east corner of Union county, thence west along said line to Mill creek, thence down and along the said creek to Cashe.. river, thence down and along the west bank of said river to the Ohio river, thence up and along said river to the place of beginning. ..
SEC. 2. The county aforesaid is constituted upon the follow- Conditions ing conditions: the people within the boundaries specified in upon which the first section of this act, and the people who are in the be constituted
said co. shall county of Alexander, shall meet at the several places of hold ing elections for justices of the peace in said county of Alexander, on the first Monday of June next, and proceed to vote in the same manner as voting for justices of the peace, whether said county shall be so constituted or not. The judges of elections in said county shall give twenty days notice of the time and place of holding such election, by posting up notices in three of the most public places in the precincts of Alexan- . der as now organized..
SEC. 3. On the day so appointed, the judges of elections sie shall open a poll book at each precinct in said county of Alex- what manpor ander, (as now organized,) in which poll books they shall beld cause to be ruled two columps, in one of which they shall set down the votes given for the formation of said county of Pulaski, and in the other column the votes given against its formation; and the said judges shall conduct the said election
as other elections, and make returns thereof to the clerk of the county commissioners' court of Alexander county, within five days after the election, and the said returns shail be opened and counted as election returns for members of the Legislature are, and if a majority of all the votes given at the said election shall be in favor of the formation of said county, the clerk of the county commissioners' court of Alexander county) sha!) forth with issue his certificate of that fact, under the seal of said court, and transmit the same to the Secretary of the State of Illinois, and by him to be filed and preserved in his office as evidence of the formation of said county of Pulaski; and said clerk shall also file a copy of said certificate in his office, and transmit by mail a similar certificate to the clerk of the county commissioners' court of Massac county, which said certificate shall be entered of record by the said courts of county commissioners of Alexander and Massac counties, at their first court after the receipt of the same, and shall also make out a copy thereof and hand the same to the sheriff of Alexander county, who shail, within five days, thereafter, deliver the same to Henry Sowers, Thomas Lackey, Jr., and Thomas Howard, all three of whom are hereby appointed commissioners to locate the county seat
of said county of Pulaski. . If county is
Sec. 4. The said Henry Sowers, Thomas Lackey, and formed, co. Thomas Howard, or a majority of them, shali, aster being noseat to be lo- tified of the said county being formed as aforesaid, within cated
twenty days thereafter, meet at the house of Thomas Forker, in said county of Pulaski, and after being sworn faithfully to discharge the duties of commissioners, proceed to locate the seat of justice of said county at some suitable point in said county, having due regard to the interests of the inhabitants of said county, and shall make such contract for the dona. tion of land to aid in the construction of the public buildings,
as they shall think most advisable, but in no case to pledge . ! the faith of the said county for the payment of money.
- Sec. 5. Said commissioners shall make return of the loca
of 16. tion of said county seat, together with such deeds for real. cation &c. kow made estate donated to the county as they shall procure, in no
case to be less than ten acres of land, to Thomas Forker, of said county, to be kept and preserved by him until the county is organized, and shall then deliver the same to the clerk of the county commissioners' court of the county of Pulaski, which shall be spread of record by said court; and the location of the seat of justice so made, shall be and remain the county seat of
said county. .... ... Officers when SEC. 6. Should said county of Pulaski be constituted acand how elec- cording to the provisions of this act, the legal voters of said
county shall meet in the town of Caledonia, on the first Mondav of August next, and the judges of elections of justice's precinct, at Caledonia, shall open books for election of all the officers within said county, and make return, thereof to William
A. Hughes, who is hereby authorised to open the same, and make returns thereof in the same manner as clerks of the county commissioners' courts, with justices of the peace called to his assistance as in other cases are required to do, and the officers, when so elected, shall be commissioned and qualified as other officers,
Sec. 7. The county of Pulaski shall form a part of and re-coto main in the third judicial circuit of this State, and the courts part of the 3d shall be holden at the county seat thereof on the Thursdays circuit next before the end of the term of the Alexander circuit court, as now provided by law.. " Sec. 8. The public debt of the county of Alexander shall Public debt of be equally divided between and paid by the counties of Alex- Alexander co. ander and Pulaski, and the school fund divided according to the population of the said respective counties.. . . ; Sec9. The county commissioners of Pulaski county shall Duty of co sell and dispose of, for the benefit of said county, all such lands com’rs of Pudonated to the same at the seat of justice as they shall deern laski co, rela
Tintive to donaproper and advisable, and lay out such strects and public tions &.c. grounds on the same as they shall dcem proper, and in all cases apply the proceeds to the use of said county in erecting public buildings and such other purposes as they shall deem proper for the public good.
Senator & res Sec. 10. That the said county shall vote with the counties presentatives of Alexander and Union for senator, and with Alexander for how elected a representative to the General Assembly.
Assessment of Sec. 11. The assessment of property and the collection of or
ction of property and the revenue for the year 1812, shall not be affected by the collection of provisions of this act, but it shall be faithfully applied by the res
affected by county of Alexander to pay off the debts of said county. this act
APPROVED, March Sd, 1843.
AN ACT supplemental to ban act creating the county of Massac out of In force, the counties of Pope and Johuson."
Mar. 3, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That that part of the Boundaries boundary line lying in the county of Pope which runs from the south-east corner of township fifteen, range six, be so changed as to run south till the same strikes the Obio river from the said south-east corner of the above mentioned township. This act to be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED, March 31, 1843. ' ;. '.
AN ACT in relation to the county of Cass. Mar. 4, 1843.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly, That there shall be an Citizens of election held in the county of Cass, in the State of Illinois, on
the first Monday in September next, A. D. cightecn hundred vote for location of county and forty-three, at the regular election precincts within said
county for the selection of a permanent seat of justice of the said county of Cass; and at each precinci it shall be the duty of the judges of election now in office, or hereafter to be appointed in said county, to open poll books in their respective precincts for the purpose of said election, in which said poll books there shall be ruled a column for each place in said county that may be put in nomination for said county seat, and the names of the voters of said county voting for any of said places shall be registered in the column attached to the place thus voted
Sec. 2. The said election shall in all things be conducted Election how conducted ed" as elections for members of the General Assembly of the
State of Illinois, are by law required to be, and any person entitled to vote in said county of Cass for members of the
General Assembly shall be entitled to vote at said election. tain pre. Sec. 3. If at the election to be held on the first Monday in cincts in Mor- August, A. D. eighteen hundred and forty-three, in Morgan gan c. . may elect to gan C county, under an act of the Legislature entitled “an act for
d the formation of the county of Benton and for other purposes," to Cass co. it shall be decided that a part of the county of Morgan shall
be attached to the county of Cass, such attached portion of territory shall be deemed to be a part of the county of Cass within the meaning and for the purposes of this act; and polls shall be opened at Arenzville, Henry Price's house, and William Berry's house in said attached territory, for the purpose of enabling the residents in said territory, being legal voters for members of the General Assembly, to vote for the selection of the permanent seat of justice for Cass county. Francis Arenz, George Engleback and Edward W. Turner are hereby appointed and authorized to act as judges to conduct the said clection at Arenzville, and David Homilcar, George Peterfish, and Peter Conover are hereby appointed and authorized to act as judges to conduct said election at Henry Price's house, and Burton Tilton, Martin Hardin and William Montgomery are hereby appointed and authorized to act as judges to conduct said election at William Berry's house; and if any one or more of the said persons shall fail, neglect, or refuse to act as judges of said election, the vacancy or vacancies caused by such failure, neglect or refusai, may be filled in the same manner as is provided for filling vacancies in the office of judges of election under the law providing for the election of members of the General Assembly; and the vote registered at Arenzville, IIenry Price's house, and William Berry's house, for the county seat of Cass county, shall be counted in determining the location of the county seat aforesaid.
Sec. 4. The poll books to be kept as hereinbefore provided Poll books to
arbe returned to for at the aforesaid election shall be returned to the office of
of clerk of co. the clerk of the county commissioners' court of Cass county, com're court and the result of the said election ascertained within the time of Cass co. and in the manner prescribed by law in case of the election : of members of the General Assembly; and if upon counting the votes registered on said poll books it shall be ascertained . that any one of the places voted for at said election shall have received a majority of all the votes given, the said place shall become and thereafter forever remain the permanent seat of justice of the said county of Cass; Provided, that the citizens or proprietors of the place thus selected shall, within eighteen months after the said selection shall have been made, convey or procure to be conveyed to the said county of Cass a suita-cs: ble lot or lots of ground for the purposes of a public square, county seat is with a suitable and proper building thereon erected for the located to dopurpose of holding courts within and for said county; and also, 7,
So; lands to co. a suitable lot or lots of ground with a suitable and proper jail thereon erected, the fitness and suitableness of the said court house and jail to be determined by the presiding judge of the circuit court of the said county of Cass, by his certificate in writing, to be filed in the office of the clerk of the county com. missioners' court of said county, and in the event said presiding judge shall be interested, that the said certificate shall be given by the presiding judge of the next nearest circuit not interested; And provided, further, that if the conditions contained in the foregoing proviso shall not be complied with, then the county seat of the county of Cass shall forever thereafter be and remain at the town of Virginia, in Cass county..!!! Sec. 5. Should no place be chosen at the foregoing elec-If no place is
selected section by a majority of all the votes given, then another elec-ond election tion shall be holden at the places, and be conducted in the to be held manner herein before prescribed, on the third Monday of September next, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fortythree, for the purpose aforesaid, at which no other place or places shall be entitled to be voted for, except the two places which shall at the first election to be holden as aforesaid have received the highest number of votes, and no votes given at the said second clection for any other place shall be taken into consideration in determining or ascertaining the result of . said second election, but the place receiving the highest number of votes at said second election, to be ascertained on the return of the poll books in manner and form as herein before. provided for the return of the poll books of the said first election, sha'l become and forever thereafter remain the permanent county seat of Cass county subject to the restrictions and conditions contained in the third section of this act. :
S&c. 6. Should the town of Bcardstown be selected as the Provision in county seat of Cass county by the votes of said county ac.ca
actown is seleccording to the provisions of this act, the president and trus-ted as co. scat tees of said town of Beardstown are hereby expressly author