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Duty of clks. Sec. 3. The clerks to be appointed by the said circuit

courts, or by the justices thereof, shall give bond, and take the several oaths in the ranner, and as was required of the clerks of the former circuit courts; and such clerks shall have the powers and perform such duties as was conferred and imposed on the clerks of the circuit courts heretofore exist

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Countiescom- Sec. 4. The counties of Morgan, Cass, Scott, Pike, Calposing the houn, Greene, Jersey, and Macoupin, shall constitute the first Beveral

cil judicial circuit. The counties of Madison, St. Clair, Monroe,

Randolph, Washington, Clinton, Bond, Fayette, Montgo. mery, and Effingham, shall constitute the second judicial circuit. The counties of Jackson, Perry, Franklin, Union, Williamson, Alexander, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Jefferson, and Marion, shall constitute the third judicial circuit. The counties of White, Wayne, Wabash, Edwards, Clay, Lawrence, Crawford, Jasper, Clark, Edgar, Coles, and Vermilion, shall constitute the fourth judicial cir. cuit. The counties of Schuyler, Brown, Adams, Hancock, McDonough, Warren, Henderson, Knox, and Fulton, shall constitute the fifth judicial circuit. The counties of Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, Lee, Carroll, Whiteside, Rock Island, Mercer, and Henry, shall constitute the sixth judicial circuit. The counties of Cook, Will, Iroquois, Du Page, Grundy, McHenry, and Lake, shall constitute the seventh judicial circuit. The counties of Menard, Sangamon, Christian, Logan, Shelby, Macon, De Witt, McLean, Champaign, Tazewell, Mason, Piatt, and Livingston, shall constitute the eighth judicial circuit. And the counties of Peoria, Marshall, Putnam, La Salle, Kendall, Kane, De Kalb, Ogle, Bureau, and Stark, shall constitute the ninth judicial

circuit. Salary of jud- Sec. 5. The justices of the supreme court elected by the ges

present General Assembly, shall each receive a salary of fifteen hundred dollars per annum, to be paid quarterly, upon the warrant of the Auditor, out of any money in the Trea

sury not otherwise appropriated. Official acts Sec. 6. All the official acts of the clerks of the former circuit

mer clks courts which have been done, or may be done, in accordance 'valid

with the laws in force at the time of the passage of the act, entitled "An act reorganizing the Judiciary of the State of Illinois," until appointments can be made, shall be valid and

effectual, as if no change had been made. . Business of Sec. '7. All indictments, informations, recognizances, former couris suits, motions, writs, process, and proceedings of every de

"scription, civil, criminal, and in chancery, which have been, or shall be commenced, returnable to, or pending in any of the circuit courts heretofore existing, shall be continued over, returnable to, and made pending in, the circuit courts, created by this act; and all writs, petitions, declarations, recog. nizances, process, and proceedings which shall be issued,

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taken, filed, or returnable to, or for appearance in the former circuit courts of this State, before the statutes passed at this session of the General Assembly shall be printed and circulated in the respective counties, shall be considered as returnable to, pending, and for appearance in the circuit courts created by this act.

Sec. 8. The chief justice and the associate justices of Judges to rethe supreme court, shall be required to reside in the circuits side in circuit hereinafter assigned them respectively; and all the powers, jurisdiction, and authority conferred by law, and in force at the time of the passage of an act, entitled “An act reorganizing the Judiciary of the State of Illinois,” are hereby conferred upon, and made applicable to, the chief justice and Jurisdicti associate justices of the supreme court, in thcir respective of former circuits; and the circuit courts hereby established shall have court continuand exercise all the powers and jurisdiction, 'both civil and ed to p criminal, conferred by law upon the late repealed circuit courts at the time of said repeal; and all the provisions of law in force at that time, conferring jurisdiction and authority upon, and regulating and prescribing the mode of practice in, said repealed circuit courts, are hereby declared to be in full force, and applicable to the circuit courts established by this act. ' "Sec. 9. Samuel D. Lockwood shall perform circuit duties Names in the first judicial circuit; Sidney Breese shall perform cir-ges of the sevcuit duties in the second judicial circuit; Walter B. Scates eral circuits shall perform circuit duties in the third judicial circuit; William Wilson shall perform circuit dutics in the fourth judicial circuit; Stephen A. Douglass shall perform circuit duties in the fifth judicial circuit; Thomas C. Browne shall perforin cir. cuit duties in the sixth judicial circuit; Theophilus W. Smith shall perform circuit duties in the seventh judicial circuit; Samuel H. Treat shall perform circuit duties in the eighth judicial circuit; and Thomas Ford shall perform circuit duties in the ninth judicial circuit.' - SEC. 10. "That the terms of the supreme court shall here. Time of holdafter commence on the first Monday in July, and the second ing supreme Monday in December, annually. I .

Sec. 11. That the supreme court, as organized prior to Power of forthe passage of the act, entitled “An'act reorganizing the Ju- mer court diciary of the State of Illinois,” shall have full power and authority to make decisions and deliver opinions in all cases which were argued or submitted to said court for decision prior to the passage of the act aforesaid; and decisions so made shall have the same force and effect in law as if the same had been made, and opinions delivered, pricr to the passage of the act aforesaid.

Sec. 12. That the circuit courts of the several counties rime in this State shall commence at the times hereinafter speci- ing courts in fied, and continue until all the business pending shall be dis- Ist circuit posed of, unless it shall be necessary to adjourn court to en

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able the judge to attend in the next county, to hold court. Said terms shall be held at the times following, in the coudties composing the first judicial circuit, to wit: In the county of Morgan, on the third Mondays of March and June, and the fourth Monday of October; in the county of Greene, on the first Monday of April, the second Monday of August, and the third Monday of October; in the county of Pike, on the second Monday of April and the first Monday of September; in the county of Calhoun, on the Thursdays before the fourth Mondays of April, and the third Monday of September; in the county of Jersey, on the fourth Monday of April and third Monday of September; in the county of Macoupin, on the first Monday of May and the fourth Monday of September; in the county of Scott, on the second Monday of May and the first Monday of October; in the county of Cass, on the

third Monday of May and the second Monday of October: P roviso.

Provided, That the spring term of the court in the county of
Scott, after the year eighteen hundred and forty-one, shall

be held on the second Mondays of March. No grand ju

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Sec, 13. No grand jury shall be selected to attend the ry in June & August for circuit courts required to be held in the counties of Morgan Morgan and and Greene, in the months of June and August, nor shall any Greene

criminal cause be docketed for trial at said terms; but all

criminal causes pending in said courts shall stand for trial at Proviso the succeeding terms thereof: Provtded, Thai if any person

shall be confined in the jail of either of said counties at the time of holding said courts for any indictable offence, the court shall try such persons in the same manner as at any other term of the court, and the court shall have power to cause a grand jury to be empanneled at said terms, to inquire into the cases of all persons confined in jail as aforesaid, and, upon indictment found, to proceed thereon as at any uther

term of said court. Times of hol. Sec. 14. In the counties composing the second judicial 2d circuit courts in circuit, the times of holding circuit courts shall be as follows,

to wit: In the county of Washington, [on) the third Monday of March and second Monday of August; in the county of Randolph on the fourth Monday of March and third Monday of August ; in the county of Monroe, for the year eighteen hundred and forty-one, on the fifth Monday of March and fourth Monday of August, and forever after the year eighteen hundred and forty-one, on the first Monday of April and fourth Monday of August; in the county of St. Clair, for the year eightecn hundred and forty. one, on the first Monday of April and the first Monday of September, and forever after the year eighteen hundred and forty-one, on the second Monday of April and first Monday of September; in the county of Madison, on the fourth Monday of April and third Monday of September; in the county of Bond, for the year eighteen hundred and forty-one, on the third Monday of May and second Monday of October, and

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forever after the year eighteen hundred and forty-one, on the second Mondays of May and October; in the county of Montgomery, for the year eighteen hundred and forty-one, on the fourth Monday of May and third Monday of October, and forever after the year eighteen hundred and forty-one, on the third Mondays of May and October; in the county of Fayette, for the year eighteen hundred and forty.one, on the fifth Monday of May and fourth Monday of October, and forever after the year eighteen hundred and forty-one, on the fourth Mondays of May and October; in the county of Effingham, on the Mondays after the time of holding courts in the county of Fayette; and in the county of Clinton, on the Thursdays thereafter.

Sec. 15. It shall be the duty of the county commission. County comers' courts of the counties of Madison and St. Clair, to sum- miss’rs of Mamon forty-eight petit jurors for each term of the circuit Clair to sumcourt in their respective counties, twenty-four of whom shall mon 48 jurors be summoned to attend the first week, and twenty-four for the balance of each of said terms.

Sec. 16. The times of holding circuit courts in the third Times of holjudicial circuit shall be as follows, to wit: In the county of ding courts in Hardin, on the Fridays before the second Monday of March 3d circuit and fourth Monday of August; in the county of Pupe, on the second Monday of March and fourth Monday of August; in the county of Gallatin, on the third and fourth Mondays of March, and first and second Mondays of September; in the county of Hamilton, on the Mondays following; in the county of Jefferson, on the Mondays following; in the county of Marion, on the Mondays following; in the county of Franklin, on the Mondays following; in the county of Perry, on the Mondays following; in the county of Jackson, on the Mondays following; in the county of Union, on the Mondays following; in the county of Alexander, on the Mondays following; iu the county of Johnson, on the Mondays following; in the county of Williamson, on the Mondays following.

Sec. 17. In the counties composing the fourth judicial Fourth circuit circuit, the times of holding circuit courts shall be as follows, to wit: In the county of Clay, on the last Mondays in March and August; in the county of Wayne, on the Thursdays thereafter; in the county of White, on the first Mondays in April and September; in the county of Edwards, on the second Mondays of April and September; in the county of Wabash, on the Thursdays thereafter; in the county of Lawrence, on the Thursdays thereafter; in the county of Crawford, on the Thursdays thereafter; in the county of Clark, on the Mondays thereafter; in the county of Edgar, on the Mondays thereafter; in the county of Vermilion, on the Mondays thercafter; in the county of Coles, on the Mondays, thereafter; in the county of Jasper, on the Mondays thereafter.

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| Fifth circuit Sec, 18. The times of holding circuit courts in the fifth

judicial circuit, shall be as follows, to wit: In the county of Fulton, on the second Mondays of March and August; in the county of Schuyler, on the first Mondays of April and September; in the county of Brown, on the second Mondays of April and September; in the county of Adams, on the third' Mondays of April and September; in the county of Hancock, on the first Mondays 'of May and October; in the county of McDonough, on the third Mondays of May and Octob :r; in the county of Henderson, on the Thursdays succeeding the fourth Mondays of May and October; in the county of Warren, on 'the first Mondays of June and November; in the county of Knox, on the second Mondays

of June and November. Sixth circuit "Sec. 19. The times of holding courts in the sixth circuit

shall be as follows: In the county of Jo Daviess, on the second Mondays of March and June, and the fourth Monday of October; in the county of Stephenson, on the first Monday of April and second Monday of August; in the county of Winnebago, on the second Monday of April and third Monday of August;' in the county of Boone, on the fourth Monday of April and first Monday of September; in the county of Lee, on the first Monday of May and the second Monday of September; in the county of Whiteside, on the second Monday of May and third Monday 'of September; in the county of Henry, on the third Monday of May and fourth Monday 'of September; in the county of Mercer, on the Thursdays after the third Monday of May, and the Thursday after the fourth Monday of September; in the county of Rock Island, on the fourth Monday of May and the first Monday of October; in the county of Carroll, on

the first Monday of June and second Monday of October: Proviso

Provided, however, That the March term of the circuit court in the county of Jo Daviess, for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, shall not be held until Monday, the twenty-second day of March, but thereafter shall be held as

herein provided. Seventh cita Sec. 20." The times of holding circuit courts in the seventh cuit

judicial circuit shall be as follows: In the county of Grundy, on the Thursdays preceding the third Mondays of March and August; in the county of Iroquois, on the third Mondays of March and August; in the county of Will, on the fourth Mondays of March and August; in the county of Du Page, on the second Mondays after the fourth Mondays of March and August; in the county of McHenry, on the third Mondays after the fourth Mondays of March and August; in the county of Lake, on the fourth Mondays after the fourth Mondays of March and August; in the county of Cook, on the fifth Mon

days after the fourth Mondays of March and August. Eighth circuit Sec. 21. The times of holding the courts in the eighth

judicial circuit shall be as follows: In the county of Sanga

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