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day of September next, by the qualified voters of said county election for for county officers, to wit: for one sheriff, one coroner, one recorder, one county surveyor, one county treasurer, one probate justice, three county commissioners, and one clerk of the county commissioners' court, who shall hold their offices until the next succeeding general election, and until their successors are elected and qualified; said election ehall be conducted

Returns of in all respects as elections generally are in this State, and elections how returns thereof made to the clerk of the county commission-made ers' court of Vermilion county, and said clerk shall give certificates of election, and when said county officers are thus elected and qualified, said county of Milton shall be considered duly organized. Said election shall be conducted in each of said precincts by the judges thereof in such manner as elections have heretofore been conducted at said precincts, and it shall be the duty of the clerk of the county commissioners' court of Vermilion county to issue all such notices for said election as are required by law for holding elections in this State,

Sec. 3. Said county of Milton shall be attached to the Attached to fourth judicial circuit, and the judge of said circuit shall fix the

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circuit time of holding courts therein, providing for two terms to be held in said county annually, until the time and number of terms shall be otherwise established by law; said courts shall

.Co. com'rsto be held at such place as the county commissioners' court of designate the said county of Milton shall designate, until the county seat of place of hold. said county shall be located as is hereinafter provided. And ing courts until suitable county buildings shall be erected, it shall be the duły of the said county commissioners to provide some suitable and convenient building in which said court may be held.

Sec. 4. All suits commenced in the circuit court of Ver- Circuit court milion county prior to the organization of said county of Co. to try all Milton, by any person or persons who may fall within the suite pending bounds of said county of Milton, shall remain and be deter-in said courts mined by the circuit court of Vermilion county.

Sec. 5. The school commissioner of the county of Vermil- School.com ion shall pay and deliver over to the school commissioner of of Vermilion Milton county all the school fund belonging to the several school com'r townships in said county of Milton, and all notes and mort. of Milton co. gages pertaining to the same, so soon as said county shall be cons of school organized, and the school commissioner elected and qualified fund &c. according to law, together with all interest arising out of said money, that shall not have been, prior to that time, expended for schools within said county of Vermilion.

Sec. 6. For the purpose of locating the county seat of County seat Milton county the following named persons are hereby ap. how located pointed commissioners, to wit: William B. Archer, of Clark county, Leander Munsell and Hall Simms, or Edgar county, who or a majority of whom, shall meet at Georgetown, in said county of Milton, on the first Monday in October next, or within twenty days thereaster, and after being duly sworn by some justice of the peace, shall proceed to locate the seat of

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justice of said county of Milton at the most eligible and convenient point, taking into consideration the present and prospective population of said county, as also the amount of money and real estate that may be offered at the different points proposed for such location as donations to the county of Milton in consequence and as an inducement to said loca. tion.

Sec. 7. The citizens who may, at the time of the organCitizens of Milton co. to ization of said county of Milton, reside within the limits of have no inter- said county, or such as may at any time afterwards become est in the pub- citizens of said county, shall

, under no circumstances, at any or saline time, claim or be entitled to any interest in the public buildlands in Ver- ings or grounds, or saline lands, within the limits of Vermilmilion co.

ion county Vermilion to

Sec. 8. So soon as said county of Milton is created and pay certain county officers for said county elected, the county commismoney to Mil- sioners of Vermilion county shall make an estimate of all the

moneys belonging to said county of Vermilion, and after de. ducting therefrom all amounts due or to be due on contracts then existing against said county of Vermilion, shall pay over to the county commissioners of Milton county its proportionate share, according to the last assessment, the sum still re

maining in their hands after such deduction. Milton co. 10

Sec. 9. The county commissioners' court of Milton county be laid off in-are hereby authorized and required, immediately upon their to three precincts,

organization, to lay out said county into not exceeding three

election precincts, and to appoint three judges of elections Each precinct for each of said precincts so laid out, and at the same time to to elect two justices and order an election for two justices of the and two con

peace constables, & stables for each of said precincts, and one school commisthe county one sioner for said county; which officers shall hold their several school com'r offices until the next general election, and until others are

elected and qualified. Compensation Sec. 10. The commissioners herein named to locate the to com’rs apo pointed to 16 county seat of Milton county, shall each be allowed the sum eate co. seat of three dollars for every day's service when employed in lo

cating said county seat, to be paid out of the treasury of said

county. Vermilion at Sec. 11. The poll books for the several election precincts hor next an. in Vermilion county shall at the next general election be proto vote for & vided with two additional columns, in one of which shall be against the set down the votes of all persons voting for a division of said

county, and in the other all the votes of all persons voting the county of Milton

against a division of said county, and if it shall appear a majority of all the votes polled are cast for a division of said county, then and in that case the county of Milton shall be declared and considered created and organized, as provided for and contemplated by the provisions of this act; otherwise this act to be null and void in all its provisions.

Sec. 12. Should a majority of all the legal voters of Vermilion county decide in favor of a division of said county,

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then and in that case the clerk of the county commissioners' Sec. of State court of Vermilion county shall immediately inform the Sec- circuit to be retary of State thereof; and that the county of Milton is informed of thereby created and organized, and he shall also inform the the results of

the election judge of the fourth judicial circuit thereof.

Sec. 13. In case the county of Milton should be created Milton co. to and organized as hereinbefore provided for, the said county of elect one repMilton shall elect one representative to the General Assem-resentative bly, and Vermilion one representative, and shall, together Milton, Ver" with Vermilion and Champaign countics, elect one State sen-milion & ator, until otherwise provided for by law; the clerk of the Champaiga 1 county commissioners' court of Milton county shall, in case of the election of a State senator, meet the clerk of the county Polls to be commissioners' court of Vermilion county at Danville to com-compared a:

Danville pare the polls.

APPROVED, February 21st, 1843.

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AN ACT defining the boundaries of McHenry county.

In force,

Feb. 24, 184 3. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the boundary lines Boundaries of McHenry county are hereby declared to be as follows, to defined wit: beginning at the south-west corner of township number forty-three north, of range number five, east of the third principal meridian, running north to the north line of the State, thence east to the north-east corner of section number five, in township number forty-six, of range number nine east, of the third principal meridian, thence south along said section line to the south line of township number forty-three north, of said range, thence west to the place of beginning. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED, February 24th, 1843.

AN ACT to define the boundary line between the counties of McLean and Io force, Woodford.

Feb, 28, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the following shall Boundary bebe the line between the counties of McLean and Woodford;

tween Mc

Lean and to wit: beginning at the south-west corner of Livingston coun-Woodford. doty, running thence west three miles, thence south six miles, fined thence west three miles, thence south two and a half miles, thence west three miles, thence south one mile, thence west one and three-quarter miles, thence south one mile, thence west one-fourth of a mile, to the corner of Woodford county;

and the same shall hereafter be and remain the permanent dividing line between said counties. This act to be in force from and after the passage thereof.

APPROVED, February 28th, 1843.

In force,

AN ACT to define the bounds of Boone county, Feb. 28, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Part of Win. represented in the General Assembly, That sections six, seven, nebago ate tached to

eighteen, nineteen, thirty, and thirty-one, in each of the townBoone co.

ships forty-three, forty-four, forty-five, and forty-six, in range

three east, of the third principal meridian, are hereby attachProviso, that ed to and shall form part of the county of Boone; Provided, an the legal yo- election shall be held at the house of Samuel Kieth, in the ters of said townships village of Newburg, in Winnebago county, on the fourth shall so de. Monday of May next, under the inspection of Benjamin F. Section to be Hoyt and Samuel Kieth, as judges, and A. W. Canfield, as held for that clerk of said election, whose duty it shall be to attend at the purpose time and place aforesaid, and hold said election. A poll book

shall be opened with columns headed "for” and “against" being attached to the county of Boone, and the legal voters residing on the aforesaid sections shall be permitted to vote for or against being so attached. The poll shall be kept open from ten o'clock A. M. to five o'clock P. M., of said day, and

upon closing the poll, the judges and clerk shall certify the Returns bow

result on the poll book, and seal up and deliver the same to made the clerk of the county commissioners' court of Winnebago

county, within five days thereafter, and the clerk of said court shall, within two days, in the presence of two justices of the peace, of his county, open and examine said poll book, and compare the certificate with the votes given, and thereupon make out a certificate of the result of said election, which shall be signed by said clerk and justices, and the same shall be entered

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the records of the commissioners' court for Win. nebago county; and if it shall appear by the result of said election, that a majority of said voters are in favor of being attached to the county of Boone, then and in that case, the aforesaid sections shall be and remain a part of Boone county, otherwise they shall remain as 'heretofore; Provided, fur. ther, that is either of said judges or clerk shall fail to attend and act at said election, then the voters present shall choose others to act in their place, who shall be governed by the provisions of this act.

APPROVED, February 28th, 1843.

In force,

AN ACT in relation to the county of Adams. Mar. 1, 1843.

Sec. l. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Money to be represented in the General Assembly, That the amount of mopaid by Art. ney to be paid to the county of Marquette by the county of

Adams, under the provisions of an act entitled "an act Marquette to be raised by to create the county of Marquette, and for other

purposes therein mentioned," approved February eleventh, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, shall be raised by a tax

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upon the entire property, real and personal, lying and being within the said county of Adams, including also the city of Quincy; any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

APPROVED, March 1st, 1843.

AN ACT to repeal the ninth section or can act for the formation of the In force, county of Woodford.”

Mar. 1, 1843. Sec. I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the ninth section of Ninth section an act entitled "an act for the formation of the county of of the act orWoodford,” approved February twenty-seventh, one thousand Woodlord co. eight hundred and forty-one, be and the same is hereby re. repealed pealed.

APPROVED, March 1st, 1843.

AN ACT to attach part of the county of La Salle to the county of

Marshall.

In force, Mar. 1, 1843.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That

the clerk of the county township 29 de commissioners' court of the county of Marshall shall, on or 30 north, 1 before the twentieth day of March next, cause the legal voters east, in La of townships twenty-nine and thirty north, range one east, or Salle co. 10 the third principal meridian, to be notified in the manner that gainst being voters are required to be notified for elections of justices of attached to the

Marshall co. peace, to meet at some place named in said notice, in said townships, on the twelfth day of April next, for the purpose of voting for or against being attached to the county of Marshall.

SEC. 2. The legal voters of said townships, when assembled pursuant to such notice, shall proceed to elect three judges How to proof election and two clerks, whose duty it shall be to take the ceed in the votes of the legal voters of said townships present, and voting for or against being attached to the said county of Marshall, and they shall open poll books for that purpose, and therein record the votes of said townships respectively, keeping the votes of the voters of each township separately, and if a majority of all the votes given by the legal voters of said township twenty-nine shall be in favor of being attached to said county of Marshall

, the said township twenty-nine shall thenceforth be attached to and become part of the county of Marshall; and it'a majority of all the votes given by the inhabitants of said township thirty shall be in favor of being attached to said county of Marshall, then said township thirty shall thenceforth be attached to and become part of said county of Marshall.

Sec. 3. If a majority of the legal voters of said townships, or either of them, shall vote in favor of being attached to said

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