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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.
Sec. 2. The legal voters residing within the aforesaid bounTime & pla. ces 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 number of votes for
county commissioner shall remain in office for two years from com'rs
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 co. seat be at the residence of James Camfield, of said county, until
otherwise ordered by the county commissioners' court of said county, but the seat 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 10 meet, within twenty days after their election, and shall proceed to its duties
lay off their county into justices' districts, and transact such
other county business as may be deemed necessary. Notice of el
Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the justices of the peace ection to be named in this act, to give at least twenty days public notice of giron 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 shipa 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 count ers of Macon and Shelby counties, and all notes and mortga- to school ges appertaining to the same, shall be paid and delivered over com'r when to the school commissioner of the county of Moultrie, as soon elected 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 counchini 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 in
holding court court, and said 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 county commissioners' courts shall return abstracts of said representa
senator and elections to the clerks of the county commissioners' courts of tives the counties of Macon and Shelby, until otherwise provided by law. .
Sec. 10. The county commissioners' court of the county of Court honge Moultrie shall, at their first term, appoint one or more suitable debt of Ma persons to meet with the county commissioners' of Macon an
con co, to be
Macon apportioned county, at their June term, one thousand eight hundred and between Maforty-three, and ascertain the proportion of the court house con & M debt' of Macon county, which the inhabitants taken from Ma- and how
trie counties, 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 to the county of Macon shall be raised by additional assess- money to be
raising the ment on the inhabitants residing within the boundaries taken paid io Mafrom the county of Macon, and nothing herein contained shall con co. and
from whom be so construed as to make liable the inhabitants residing in 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, Boundary of represented in the General Assembly, That all that part of Tazethe district of country 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 collection of
hot at 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 holdpeace and incot
ing office in that portion of Tazewell county proposed to be continued in attached to the county of Woodford, shall be continued in ofice 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
- act shall not be attached to the county of Woodford unless a ed to Wood. 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 pur. majority of
orpose of ascertaining the sentiments of the voters of Tazewell the voters of both counties County upon the question of said proposed annexation, a speElection cial election shall be holden in the county of Tazewell upon when to be the first Monday in the month of May next; which said elecheld & how
tion shall be conducted in all respects as elections for senaconducted
tors 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
Certificate the clerk of the county commissioners' court of Woodford 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 de 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, 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 sen
cu well co. in favor of removing the seat of justice of Tazewell from Tre-" mont 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
Proviso ded, that all courts and county officers, provided by law to be
holden or kept at the county seat, shall continue to be holden or kept at Tremont until necessary, convenient, and permanent public buildings, both court house and jail, sha! te erected at Pekin free of cost or charge to said county of Tazewell. The sufficiency of said buildings to be determined by the county commissioners' court of Tazewell county, or by
their authorized agents. Agents for re- SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That David Mark, Gid. ceiving sub- eon Hawley, William S. Rankin, Alexander Robinson and
p!Obs Jor John McGinnis be and the same are hereby appointed comerecting county buildings missioners, by themselves or their authorized agents, to receive
contributions and subscriptions of money, work and materials, for the purpose of erecting said public buildings, and to superintend the erection thereof; and all promises, in writing, to pay money, work or materials, towards the erection thereof shall be binding in law upon all persons making the same, and said commissioners are fully authorized to collect the same
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 be removed to Pekin, and all the courts there holden, and
Pekin become in all respects the seat of justice of said county. Location of The public buildings herein provided io be erected shall be public build.
" 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 con
conteste tested in the same manner as elections of county officers. ed
Sec. 11. This act to take effect from and after its pas. sage.
APPROVED, February 17th, 1943.
AN ACT to create the county of Milton. Feb. 21, 1843.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Milton coun- represented in the General Assembly, That all that tract of coun. ty bounda try included within the following boundaries, to wit: com. rics defined
mencing at the south-east corner of Vermilion county, on the State line dividing the States of Indiana and Mlinois, thence running west with the line dividing Edgar and Vermilion counties, to the south-west corner of Vermilion county, thence north with the line dividing Vermilion and Champaign counties, to the township line dividing townships eighteen and nineteen, thence east with said line to the linc dividing the States of Indiana and Illinois, thence south to the place of beginning, shall constitute a county which shall be called and known by the name of Milton county.
Sec. 2. An election shall be held at the several precincts within the limits of said county of Milton, on the first Mon.