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north-west corner of section three, township fifteen north, range four east, thence south three miles, west three miles, south eleven miles, east five miles, south four miles, east four miles, south one mile, east one mile, south one mile, east one mile, south one mile, east one mile, south two miles, east six miles, to the range line between ranges six and seven, thence north to the place of beginning, shall be constituted a new
county, to be called Moultrie. Time & pla
SEC. 2. The legal voters residing within the aforesaid bounces of electing daries, shall meet at the usual places of holding elections on co. officers the first Monday in April next, and proceed to elect one sheriff,
one coroner, one recorder, one county surveyor, one probate justice, one clerk of the county commissioners' court, one trea
surer, one school commissioner, and three county commisTerm of ser- sioners; the person receiving the highest pumber of votes for vice of co.
county commissioner shall remain in office for two years from the first Monday in August next, the person receiving the next highest vote for county commissioner shall remain in office for one year from the first Monday in August next, and the person receiving the lowest vote for county commissioner shall remain in office until the first Monday in August next; the other county officers shall hold their offices until the next succeeding general election, and until their successors are
elected and qualified. Location of Sec. 3. The seat of justice of said county of Moultrie shall
be at the residence of James Camfield, of said county, until otherwise ordered by the county commissioners' court of said county, but the scat of justice of said county shall not be permanently located by said commissioners' court until further
legislation in relation thereto. Election how
Sec. 4. The present judges of election residing within the conducted boundaries of the county of Moultrie shall conduct the elections
provided by this act in all respects agreeable to the laws regulating elections, and shall make return of the poll books of their respective precincts within five days after the election, to Abraham H. Killar, William Thompson, and James Elder, acting justices of the peace; and the said justices, or a majority of them, shall meet at the house of James Camfield, within ten days after the said election, and it shall be the duty of the said justices of the peace to open and compare the poll books, to make out and deliver certificates to the persons elected, and to return an abstract to the Secretary of State in the same inanner as is now required of the clerks of county commis
sioners' courts in like cases. Cn.court
Sec. 5. The county commissioners shall meet as a court when to meet, within twenty days after their election, and shall proceed to ite duties
lay off their county into justices' districts, and transact such other county business as may be deemed necessary.
Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the justices of the peace Notice of el. action to be named in this act, to give at least twenty days public notice of
the time and places of holding the elections provided for in
this act, by posting up notices in at least six public places in said county:
Sec. 7. The school funds belonging to the several town- School funds ships in said county, together with all the interest arising from of townships said moneys, and now in the hands of the school commission in said coun, ers of Macon and Shelby counties, and all notes and mortga- to school
paid ges appertaining to the same, shall be paid and delivered over com'r when
elected to the school commissioner of the county of Moultrie, as soon as the county shall be organized, and a school commissioner elected and qualified according to law.
SEC. 8. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the county com. Moultrie to missioners' court, as soon as may be after the election of coun-eighth" circuit ty officers, to inform the judge of the eighth judicial circuit & judge to apthat the county is organized, and the said judge shall there-point a clerk upon appoint a clerk, and fix the time for holding the circuit
holding court court, and saic county shall form a part of the eighth judicial circuit.
Sec. 9. That elections for senators and representatives to Manner of the General Assembly shall continue to be conducted as conducting ethough no division had been effected, and the clerks of the lections for
senator and county commissioners' courts shall return abstracts of said
representaelections to the clerks of the county commissioners' courts of tives the counties of Macon and Shelby, until otherwise provided
and time for
con co, to be
Sec. 10. The county commissioners' court of the county of Court honse Moultrie shall, at their first term, appoint one or more suitable debt of Mar persons to meet with the county commissioners' of Macon
apportioned county, at their June term, one thousand eight hundred and between Maforty-three, and ascertain the proportion of the court house con & Mouldebt of Macon county, which the inhabitants taken from Ma- and how con and forming a part of Moultrie county, have agreed by their petition to pay, and in the apportionment and payment of the said money the commissioners of Macon and Moultrie counties shall be governed in all respects according to the provisions of the eleventh section of the act entitled (an act for the formation of Piatt county;" Provided, that said apportionment be based upon the assessment lists of one thousand eight hundred and forty-two. Sec. 11. The moneys to be paid by the county of Moultrie Provision for
raising the to the county of Macon shall be raised by additional assess
money to be ment on the inhabitants residing within the boundaries taken paid io Mafrom the county of Macon, and nothing herein contained shall con co. und be so construed as to make liable the inhabitants residing Inhabitants within the territory taken from the county of Shelby for any taken from portion of the money made payable to the county of Macon Shelby to pay under the provisions of this act.
no part of the
debt 10 Ma. Approved, February 16th, 1843.
In force,. AN ACT to attach part of Tazewell county to the county of Woodford. reb, 17, 1843.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, the district or represented in the General Assembly, That all that part of 'Tazecountry to be well county embraced in the following limits, be and the same attached to is hereby attached to the county of Woodford, to wit: comWoodford
mencing at the north-east corner of Tazewell county, between township number twenty-six and twenty-seven north, thence west with the said line to the middle of the Illinois river, thence down said river to a point opposite the section line dividing sections twenty-eight and twenty-nine, in township twenty-six north, range four, west of the third principal meridian, thence south with said sectional line, to the township line between townships number twenty-five and twenty-six north, thence east with the said township line to the county line of Woodford county, and thence north to the place of
beginning Provision for
Sec. 2. The school commissioner of the county of Tazepaying over well shall pay over to the school commissioner of the county school funds of Woodford on or before the first of October next, all the
school funds belonging to the several townships hereby attached to the county of Woodford, together with all interest arising out said money, that has not been heretofore expended for schools within that part of Tazewell county now proposed
to be attached to the county of Woodford. Suits now
Sec. 3, All suits at law which have been heretofore compending and menced in the circuit courts of Tazewell county prior to the taxes not af said annexation by any citizen or citizens residing in that portion fected by this of Tazewell county now proposed to be attached to the coun.
ty of Woodford, shall be prosecuted to tinal judgment and execution in the same manner as though this act had not been passed, and all taxes, fines, and assessments shall be collected
as if this act had not passed, Justices of the Sec. 4. All justices of the peace and constables, now hold
ing office in that portion of Tazewell county proposed to be consables continued in attached to the county of Woodford, shall be continued in office office as justices of the peace and constables of Woodford
county until the expiration of the term for which they were elected, or until a vacancy shall otherwise happen, as is now
provided by law. Territory not Sec. 5. The territory described in the first section of this ea bee Wood act shall not be attached to the county of Woodford unless a ford unless a-majority of the legal voters of each of the counties of Tazegreed to by a well an 1 Woodford shall vote in favor thereof, and for the purthe voters or pose of ascertaining the sentiments of the voters of Tazewell both counties county upon the question of said proposed annexation, a speElection cial election shall be holden in the county of Tazewell upon when 'o be the first Monday in the month of May next; which said elec
tion shall be conducted in all respects as elections for senators and representatives to the General Assembly, and the clerk of the county commissioners' court of said county of
Tazewell is hereby required to give notice of said election as in other cases of special elections for twenty days, before the day of holding the same; and the clerks of all the election districts are hereby required to keep regular poll books, to be certified as in other elections, in which shall be two columns, in one of which shall be entered all the votes given in favor of said annexation, and in the other, all votes given against said annexation, and the returns made to the clerk of the county commissioners' court of said county of Tazewell, within five days after the said election, and within ten days after said election the clerk of the county commissioners' court, if a majority of the legal votes given at said election shall be in favor of said annexation, shall file a certificate thereof in the office of the clerk of the county commissioners' court of Woodford Certificate county.
SEC. 6. And for the purpose of ascertainiug the sentiments Election in of the voters of Woodford county upon said question, a spe-Woodford co. cial election shall be holden in the county of Woodford upon
when to be
held and how the last Saturday in July next, to be conducted in all respects
conducted as the election in the county of Tazewell is to be holden, as provided in the preceding section; said twenty days notice to be given and returns to be made to the clerk of the county commissioners' court of said county of Woodford in five days after said election; Provided, that if a majority of the votes polled in the county of Tazewell shall be opposed to said annexation, then said election shall not be holden, but if a majority of the votes polled in each of the said counties shall be in favor of said annexation, then the clerk of the county com. missioners' court of Woodford county, within twenty days after the said election, shall file in the office of the Secretary of Certificate to State, at Springfield, a certificate, under the seal of said court, ice of Sec. of that a majority of the votes polled in said county of Wood-State ford was in favor of said annexation, and also, a certified copy of the certificate filed in his office by the clerk of the commissioners' court of Tazewell county, and by the fifth of August next, notify the clerk of the county commissioners' court of Tazewell county that a majority of the votes polled in Woodford county was in favor of said annexation, and the territory in the first section of this act described, from the day of holding the election in Woodford county, shall be and become part and parcel of the county of Woodford, and in all subsequent elections vote with said county of Woodford.
Sec. 7. At the next August election in Tazewell county Election for the clerks of election shall open in their poll books two col-removal of co. umns, in one of which they shall enter all legal votes offered sent of Taze
. in favor of removing the seat of justice of Tazewell from Tremont tó Pekin, and in the other all legal votes offered in opposition to said removal, and in case a majority of the legal votes given at said clection on said question be in favor of said removal, the town of Pekin shall from thenceforth be the permanent seat of justice of said county of Tazewell; Provi
ded, that all courts and county officers, provided by law to be
their authorized agents. Agents for re
Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That David Mark, Gid.
contributions and subscriptions of money, work and materials,
by law. Time of remo
Sec, 9. Within thirty days after the commissioners' court val of co. offi
shall approve of said buildings the several county offices shall
Pekin become in all respects the seat of justice of said county.
located on the square designated on the map of the town of
Pekin as court house square, or the court square. Elections SEC. 10. The elections provided for in this act may be conhow contesto tested in the same manner as elections of county officers.
Sec. 11. This act to take effect from and after its passage.
APPROVED, February 17th, 1843.
AN ACT to create the county of Milton. Feb. 21, 1843.
Scc. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Milton coun- represented in the General Assembly, "That all that tract of county bounda
try included within the following boundaries, to wit: comries defined
mencing at the south-east corner of Vermilion county, on the
Sec. 2. An election shall be held at the several precincts