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charge to said county; but on their failing to comply with said condition, the county commissioners may remove the same to such place where suitable buildings can be procured. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the county commissioners' Notice of el-court to issue writs of election to the judges of elections in the ectionby elk. severa| precincts of said county to hold an election, to be governed in all respects by the laws of this State in relation to the election of members of the General Assembly, within thirty days from and after the expiratiou of the above said Election f°r two years, to locate and establish the seat of justice. The place receiving a majority of all the votes polled shall be the permanent seat of justice o( Woodford county, but if more than one place shall have been voted for, and no one having received a majority of all the legal votes polled, the clerk aforesaid shall issue wiits of election, as in the first case, for a second election, within twenty days from the first election, but no place or places shall be voted for hut the two having received the greatest number of votes at the first election; nor shall any place be voted for in either case, unless the propri. etoror proprietors shall have first deposited a bond or bonds,
co "nt'yseat'° *or at least nfteen hundred dollars, with good and sufficient security, in the office of the clerk of the county commissioners' court, for the payment and discharge of such donations as may be offered, which shall be colbcted by the county commissioners and applied to the erection of public buildings. Debt of Mc- Sec. 9. The county commissioners of the county of Lean county Woodford, shall at their December term, in the year one tow pai thousand eight hundred and forty-one, and at their December term annually thereafter, pay out of the county treasury thte sum of ninety-five dollars, which sum shall be paid as their portion of the interest due by the county of McLean on the court house debt, and the county commissioners shall also pay after the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-four, in two equal annual instalments, the sum of twelve hundred dollars, as their respective portion of the principal of the aforesaid debt; and when the provisions of this section are fully complied with, the said county of Woodford shall be exempt froma'l further liabilities to the county of McLean: Proviso Provided, however, That the revenue necessary to pay the
above principal and interest shall be collected from the inhabitants within that part of Woodford county which is set off from the county of McLean. Woodford to Sec. 10. The legal voters residing within the boundaries Uan&Tate-of the county of Woodford, shall continue to vote for senawellfor sena-tors and representatives with the counties of JVIcLean and tor and repre-Tazewell, the same as if no division of said counties had taken sentatives place; anfj the returns of said elections shall be made to the clerki of the county commissioners' courts of Tazewell and McLean respectively. The circuit court shall be held in said county, at such times as the judge of the eighth judicial circuit may hereafter appoint, until otherwise provided by * law. Approved, February 27, 1841.
An ACT for the formation of the County of Allen. In force Feb.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, .
represented in the General Assembly, That all that tract of country lying within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at the north-west corner of Macoupin county, running due south, six miles, to the south-west corner of section thirty-one, township twelve north, range nine west; thence due east, twenty miles to the south-east corner of section thirty-two, township twelve north, range six west; thence due north, six miles, to the south-east corner of section thirty-two, township thirteen north, range six west; thence due west, to the south-east corner of section thirtysix, township thirteen north, range seven west; thence due north on the range line, between ranges six and seven, to the middle of township fifteen north, on the range line between ranges six and seven; thence twelve miles due west, to the north-east corner of section twenty-four, township fifteen north, range nine west; thence due south five miles, to the north-east corner of section thirteen, township fourteen north, range nine west; thence due west, two miles; thence due south, one mile; thence west, one mile; thence south, three miles; thence west, three miles, to the northwest corner of section six, township thirteen north, range nine west; thence due south six miles, to the place of beginning, all west of the third principal meridian, shall form and constitute the county of Allen.
Sec 2. There shall be an election held at the different Election for places of voting for justices of the peace and constables, in °°"snty offi" the limits of said county of Allen; the election shall be conducted by the present judges of election in said county, who have been appointed by the counties of Morgan, Macoupin, and Sangamon, according to the election laws of this State; at which election, the legal voters of the county of Allen shall elect all county officers for the county, who shall be qualified and commissioned as similar officers are in other counties of this State; said officers so selected and qualified, shall hold their offices until the next ensuing regular election Term of office for such officers, now provided by law, and shall have the same jurisdiction and discharge all the duties in the limits of the county of Allen, that are required by law of similar officers in other counties of this State, said election to be held on the first Monday in September next.
Sec. 3. Within five days after said election, the judges Election roof election, at the different places of voting, shall return the '""jstowhoru poll books of said election to the town of Waverly, directed to John T. Webb, F. R. Starr, and John Scott, three acting justices of the peace ii the limits of said county; and the said justices shall meet in the town of Waverly, within seven Jays after said election, and proceed to open said election returns, and to do and perform all the duties in relation
to said returns that are required by] law of the clerks of0 county commissioners' courts in relation to similar returns. Wheneonaid- Sec. 4. As soon as the county officers shall have been ered organi- elected and qualified, as provided lor in this act, the county zed shall be considered organized, and the clerk of the county
commissioners' court shall give notice of the same to the Judge of 1st judge of the first judicial circuit, who shall appoint a clerk circuit to ap- of tne circuit r.ourt, and shall hold courts in the said county . at such place as may be provided and designated by the county commissioners of said county, until the county seat of said county shall be located as hereinafter provided for; said county of Allen shall form a part of the first judicial circuit until otherwise directed by law. Suits hereto- Sec. 5. Suits and indictments that have been commenfore commen- ced^ or ^y nereafter De commenced in the circuit courts of the counties of Sangamon, Morgan or Macoupin, by any of the citizens living in the limits of the county of Allen, before the organization thereof, shall not be effected by this act, but all such suits so commenced, shall be decided in the circuit court in the county where they were commenced. Officers here- SEC. 6, All justices of the peace and constables elected toxoid6office. m tne counties of Sangamon, Morgan or Macoupin, who reside in the limits of Allen, shall hold their offices and have jurisdiction in the said county of Allen, as though they had been originally elected in the said county. Sf Ah' pUn(1 ^Ec" e scnool funds belonging to the several town
ships in the said county of Allen, and all notes and mortgages pertaining to the same, shall be paid and delivered over to the school commissioner of the county of Allen, by the school commissioners of the counties of Sangamon, Morgan and Macoupin, so soon as the said county shall be organized, and the commissioner of school lands appointed and qualified according to law, together with all interest arising out of said money that has not been heretofore expended for school purposes in those parts of the counties of Sangamon, Morgan and Macoupin, now included in the county of Allen. Election for Sec. 8. At the time and places of voting for county ofoounty seat ucerSj as provided for in this act, the judges of election shall cause three columns to be ruled on the poll books of said election; at the head of each of said columus, a separate place shall be entered as a candidate for the county seat of the said county of Allen, the places to be agreed upon by the voters ,. of said county in any number they may see proper to decide upon that question previous to the .vote being taken for said county seat; all the legal voters of the county of Allen shall be allowed to vote for one of the places designated on the poll books as a candidate for the county seat, and after the poll books shall have been opened and counted, as provided in the second section of this act, if it shall appear that either of the three points has received a majority of all the votes given for the location of the county seat, the place so receiving a majority of votes, shall be and remain the permanent seat of justice for said county of Allen, upon the conditions hereinafter provided; but if, on the votes being counted, it shall appear that no one of the three places voted for shall not have received a majority of all the votes given, the three justices of the peace mentioned in this act, shall cause notice to be given to the judges of election at the different places of voting in the county of Allen, and designate in said notices a day upon which to hold a second election for jjjj, JJUJjjj}* the location of a seat of justice for said county; the judges of seat, election on receiving said notice from the justices of the peace, shall proceed to give public notice of said election, by posting up written notices in four of the most public places in their respective districts, and the said judges of election shall attend on the day of election, and cause a poll to be opened with two columns ruled, at the head of which shall be entered the two places which shall have received the highest number of votes for the- county seat at the first election, and receive and cause to be recorded all the legal votes of persons living within the limits of the county of Allen, for their respective choices for the permanent location of the county seat for said county; and within three days after said election, the judges of election shall return their poll books to the town of Waverly, directed to the three justices of the ReturDB °' epeace mentioned in this act, and the said justices shall meet w en
in the town ol Waverly within five days after said election, and open and count the votes, and the place having received a majority of all the votes given, shall be and remain the permanent seat of justice of Allen county, under the provisions set forth in the following section of this act; the provisions of said section shall apply to the location of the county seat whether located at the first or second election provided for in this act.
Sec. 9. If the county seat shall be located on private Donation to property, the owner or owners thereof, shall convey to said county M*1 county a sufficient sum, either in land or money, or both, to erect the necessary public buildings; and if the owner or owners of the property upon which said location shall be made, shall fail or refuse to convey to said county a sufficiency as aforesaid, then the county commissioners of said county shall proceed to relocate the county seat upon the nearest eligible site to said first location that can be obtained, and a proper donation made by the owner or owners of the property upon which said location shall be made by the county commissioners, and the county commissioners shall do and perform all acts that are necessary in laying out a town, and selling lots, and procuring the erection ol public buildings at the county seat when the same shall have been located under the provisions of this act.
Sec 10. At the election to be held for members of Congress on the first Monday in August next, the judges of elecVote for ora-tion jn fae counties of Sangamon, Morgan and Macoupin, Sonofcoun'ysha11 rule two columns on their poll books, one for and the other against the formation of the county of Allen, and receive, and cause to be recorded, all the legal votes offered for or against the formation of said county, and return the Returns made same witn tne po" books, to the office of the Secretary of to Secretary State. It is hereby made the duty of the Secretary of State, of State. within ten daysiafter the said returns are made to his office, to proceed to count the votes given, both for, and against the formation of the county of Allen, and if it shall appear that a majority of all the votes given in each of said counties, Notice by Se- for or against said county, are in favor of its formation, then Stateofform-^e sa'^ Secretary shall cause notice thereof to be given in ationofcoun-the paper of the public printer; and said county shall be orlJ". ganized as provided for in this act, otherwise this act shall be
null and void. Approved, February 27, 1841.
In force Feb. An ACT supplemental to an act for the formation of the County of 27,1841. Mason.
Additional Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
polls to be o-represented in the General Assembly, That polls shall be openpf'm ed at the town of Lynchburg, and at the house of James
Walker, (in Walker's Grove,) in the county of Mason, at the same time, and for the same objects, and under the same regulations as provided for at the town of Havana, by the act to which this is supplemental.
Approved, February 27, 1841.
In force Feb. An ACT to extend the boundaries of the County of Carroll.
27,1841. ..... Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
Carroll coun- represented in the General Assembly, That the east half of ty townships twenty-three, twenty-four and twenty-five north,
in range seven east of the fourth principal meridian, shall hereafter be attached to and form a part of the county of Carroll. Officersin ad- Sec. 2. Justices of the peace and constables residing diti.on t° re" within the aforesaid boundaries shall continue in office and shall have and exercise the same jurisdiction as other justices and constables within the original boundaries of the county Proviso. of Carroll: Provided, however, That the qualified voters residing within the limits hereby proposed to be attached to the Election for county of Carroll, shall at the next August election vote for or against be- or against being so attached, and if a majority of said voters ing attached snould vote for the sarne^ then the 1imits of tne conniy of Carroll shall be as above declared, and if the majority should not so vote, then the limits of said county shall be and remain as heretofore. Approved, February 27, 1841.