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ranges four and five east; thence south one mile to the southwest corner of section nineteen, town thirteen, range five; thence, by a direct line south-eastwardly, to the south-west corner of section twenty-two, town twelve, range six east; thence east to the range line, between ranges six and seven east; thence north to the place of beginning, shall constitute anew county to be called Okaw.

Skc. 2. The legal voters residing within the aforesaid Election of boundaries, shall meet at the usual places of holding elections -office,,son the first Monday in September 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 treasurer, and three county commissioners. The person receiving the highest number of votes for county com- Term of office missioner shall remain in office for two years from the firstof o°C°1"'TMMonday in August next; the person receiving the second highest vote for commissioner shall remain in office for one year from the first Monday in August next, and the person receiving the lowest vote for 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.

Sec. 3. For the purpose of permanently locating the seat To vote for of justice of said county, the legal voters thereof shall at the county seat, same time and places named in the preceding section, proceed to vote for a place or places whereat to locate the same, and the place receiving a majority of all the votes given, shall be the permanent seat of justice of said county: Provi- Proviso. ded, That if more than two places shall be voted for, and no one place shall receive a majority of all the votes given at said election, a new election shall be held within thirty days after the first, and none other than the two places receiving the highest number at the first election shall be voted for at such second election, and the place receiving a majority of all the votes given at the second election shall be ihe permanent seat of justice of said county.

Sec. 4. The judges of election residing within the boundaries of the county of Okaw, shall conduct the elections provided for by this act in all respects agreeable to the laws regulating elections, and shall make return of the poll books of R their respective precincts, within five days after the election, elections. to Abraham H. Keller, Wm. Thomason, Pavid Patterson, 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 Certificate of to the persons elected, and to return an abstract to the Secre-e eC«lon. tary of State, in the same manner as is now required of the clerks of county commissioners' courts in like cases.

Donation to Sec. 5. Should the seat of justice be located at the village be made at oo. of Glascow, the proprietor or proprielors shall donate not less seilt" than one half the unsold lots in said village, and in such man

ner as to embrace one entire block, towards the west side of the town plat, and on which the public buildings shall be erected, and forty acres of land in a square form adjoining the town plat on the west side thereof, to be selected by the county commissioners, and for which town lots and land a deed of general warranty shall be made to the county commissioners and their successors in office; but should the seat of justice be located on land not laid off into town lots the owner shall donate to the county, not less than forty acres in a square form, and on which the public buildings shaJl be erected. Notice of sale Sec 6. The county commissioners shall, so soon as may of town lots, be, after receiving a title to donations of land as aforesaid, proceed to lay off the same into town iots, and sell the same, or any town lots that may be donated, either at public or at private sale at such times and in such numbers as to them may appear for the best interest of the county, always giving at least six weeks' notice of any public sale; the sales may be made on a credit, payable in equal instalments of six, twelve, and eighteen months, by the commissioners taking bond with approved security and a mortgage on the premises sold. The money arising from the sales of town lots, shall be appropriated to the erection of public buildings and defraying thene- i cessary expenses of surveying and making sales.

County build- ^EC- ^' ^ sna^ ^e tne ^uty °^ tne countv commissioners \ ings. to erect suitable public buildings as soon as may be after mak

ing sales of town lots, as provided for in the preceding section, and until such buildings are erected, the said courts for said county shall be held at the house of James Camfield, unless the commissioners should otherwise direct.

Sec. 8. The county commissioners shall meet as a couri to "meet "and within twenty days after their election, shall proceed to lav I lay off town off their county into justices' districts, appoint a school comlots. missioner for the county, and transact such other county bu

siness as may be deemed necessary. Notice of time Sec. 9. It shall be the duty of the justices of the peace and place ofnamed in this act, to give at least twenty days' public notice e eetion. j of tne time and pjaces of noidmg the election provided for in this ac(, by posting up notices in at least six public places Hj said county.

School f d -^EC" 10' The scn°o1 funds Delonging to the several towvito belaidowsn.iPsiQ said county, together with all interest arising from to oom'r ofsaid monies, and now in the hands of the school commissionokaw. ers of Shelby and Macon counties, and all notes and mortga

ges appertaining to the same, shall be paid and delivered ove: to the school commissioner of said county of Okaw, as sooi as the county shall be organized and a school commissioner appointed and qualified according to law.

Sec 11. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the county Time of holdcommissioners' court, as soon as maybe after the election ofj,"8 circuit county officers, to inform the judge of the eighth judicial circuit, that the county is organized, and the said judge shall appoint a clerk, and fix the time for holding the circuit court, Okaw in 8th and said county shall form a part of the eighth judicial circuit,circuit • and shall vote for senators and representatives for the General Shan Assembly with the counties of Shelby and Macon, the same as with She% & if no division of said counties had taken place, and the clerk Macon for ot the county commissioners' court shall return abstracts of j^11*"* and said elections to the clerks of the county commissioners' courts of Shelby and Macon counties until otherwise provided by law.

Sec. 12. The county commissioners' court of the county p . f of. Okaw, shall, at their first term, appoint one or more suita- court house ble persons to meet with the county commissioners of Macon debt of Maoon county, at their June term, one thousand eight hundred and co.how £>aid . forty-one, and ascertain the proportion of the court house debt of Macon county, which, the inhabitants taken from Macon and forming a part of Okaw county have agreed by their petition to pay, and in the apportionment and payment of the said money the commissioners of Macon and Okaw 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."

Sec. 13. The money to be paid by the counties of Piatt Money _ be and Okaw to the county commissioners of Macon county, o{VpiIa "ami shall be raised by additional assessment on the inhabitants Okaw, how within the boundaries taken from the county of Macon, soraised that the inhabitants taken from De Witt and Shelby counties, and forming a part of the counties of Piatt and Okaw, shall not be required to pay any portion of the said indebtedness to the county of Macon, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sec. 14. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the county commissioners' court of Shelby county to enter of record the Votes for and highest number of votes given on the first Monday in August against /ornext in said county, and if a majority of all the votes given, TMaokaw °° shall be given against the formation of the county of Okaw, then the provisions of this act shall not take effect, otherwise to remain in full force.

Approved, February 21, 1841.

An ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to create the county of Bureas In force, Feb. 25, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,represented in the General Assembly, That the corporate auTrnstees of thorities of the town of Princeton, in the county of Bureau, mayCetextend *s hereby authorized to extend the time of levying a tai time of levy- upon real estate within the corporate limits of the town ingtax of Princeton for the term of two years beyond the time con

templated in the first section of the act to which this is an amendment, any thing in the said first section to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, February 25, 1841.

In force Feb. 27, 1841.

An ACT for the formation of the county of Woodford ,

Boundaries.

Election officers.

Jurisdiction

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all that section of country situated within the following boundaries, to-wit: Beginning at the south-west corner of Livingston county, thence on a straight line toMhe north-west corner of the south-west quarter of section twenty, townships twenty-five north, range one east of the third principal meridian; thence south to the north-west corner of the south-west quarter of section twenty-nine, township and range afo.esaid; thence west to the Tazewell county line; thence north one and a half miles; thence west to the centre of township twenty-five north, range two west, of the third principal meridian: thence north to the line between townships twenty-six and twenty-seven; thence west to the Illinois river; thence with said river to the north-west corner of Tazewell county: thence with the northern boundary of Tazewell and McLean counties to Livingston county; thence south to the place of beginning; which shall constitute a county to be called Woodford, of Sec 2. There shall be an election held on the second Monday in April next, at the town of Versailles, and at each of the places of voting for justices of the peace and constables in the limits of the said county of Woodford. The election shall be conducted by the present judges of elections in said county, who have been appointed by the counties of Tazewell and McLean, in accordance with the election laws of this State, at which election the legal voters of the said county of Woodford, shall elect all county officers for said county, who shall be qualified and commissioned as similar officers are of other counties of this State. Said officers,so elected and qualified, shall hold their offices until the n'es: ensuing general election for such officers now provided by la* and shall have the same jurisdiction and discharge all the (k. ties within the limits of the said county of Woodford, that are required by law of similar officers of other counties of this State.

Sec. 3. Within five days after said election, the judges p°H books of elections at the different places of voting, shall return the when returnpoll books of said election to the town of Versailles, in said county, directed to Matthew Bracken, John W. Brown, and Morgan Buckingham, three acting justices of the peace within the limits of said county; and the said justices shall meet in the said town of Versailles, within seven days after said election, and proceed to open said election returns, and do and perform all the duties in relation to said returns that now are required of clerks of county commissioners' courts by law in relation to similar returns.

Sec 4. As soon as the county officers shall have been Judge of 8th elected and qualified as provided for in this act, the county circuit to apshall be considered organized, and the clerk of the county commissioners' court shall give notice of the same to the judge of the eighth judicial circuit, who shall appoint a clerk of the circuit court, and hold courts in the said county, at the town of Versailles, until the county seat of said county shall be located as hereinafter provided for. Said county of Woodford shall form a part of the eighth judicial circuit until otherwise provided by law.

Sec. 5. Suits and indictments that have been commenced Suits comer may hereafter be commenced, in the circuit courts of j]g"°^d w Tazewell or McLean counties, by any of the citizens living in the limits of the county of Woodford, before the organization thereof, shall not be affected by this act; but all suits, so commenced, shall be decided in the circuit courts of the counties of Tazewell or McLean, where they originated.

Sec. 6. All justices of the peace and constables elected All officers in the counties of Tazewell or McLean, who reside in the ^fjj tohoid limits of the county of Woodford, shall hold their offices and their offices, have jurisdiction in the said county of Woodford, as though they had been originally elected in said county.

Sec 7. The school funds belonging to the several town- School fund ships in said county, and all notes and mortgages pertaining of countJ to the same, shall be paid and delivered over to the school commissioner of the county of Woodford, by the school commissioners of the counties of Tazewell and McLean, so soon as said county shall be organized, and the commissioner of school lands appointed and qualified according to law; together with all interest arisihgout of said money that has not been heretofore expended for school purposes in those parts of Tazewell and* McLean counties, now included in the county of Woodford.

Sec 8. The seat of justice of said county shall be tempo- Temporary rarily located in the town of Versailles for the term of two location of years from and after the organization of said county: Pravi- Pro j QS ded, The inhabitants of said town furnish a good and suitable house for holding courts and for other public business, free of

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