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ceiving 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 2d Election

county 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 Returns of e

lection when peace mentioned in this act, and the said justices shall meet

made in the town of 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 property, the owner or owners thereof, shall convey to said county sea'r 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 of 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 elec

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Vote for or a- tion in the counties of Sangamon, Morgan and Macoupin,
gainst forma-
iion of county

shall rule two columns on their poll books, one for and the
other against the formation of the county of Allen, and re-
ceive, and cause to be recorded, all the legal votes offered

for or against the formation of said county, and return the Returns made same with the poll books, to the office of the Secretary of to Secretary State. It is bereby made the duty of the Secretary of State,

within ten days after 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 cretary of the said Secretary shall cause notice thereof to be given in ation of coun- the paper of the public printer; and said county shall be orty.

ganized as provided for in this act, otherwise this act shall be null and void.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

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In force Feb.

27, 1841.

An ACT supplemental to an act for the formation of the County of

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 openpened

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 ne, 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.

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In force Feb. An ACT to extend the boundaries of the County of Carrol).
27, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
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Carroll coun-represented in the General Assembly, That the east half of
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townships twenty-three, twenty-four and twenty-five north,
in range seven east of the fourth principal meridian, shall
hereafter he attached to and form a part of the county of

Carroll. Officers in ad- Sec. 2. Justices of the peace and constables residing dition to

re- within the aforesaid boundaries shall continue in office and main in office

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 resi.

ding 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

should vote for the same, then the limits of the county 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.

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An ACT supplementary to an act entitled "An act for the formation of

Piatt County.

In force Feb.

27, 1841.

Séc. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Additional represented in the General Assembly, That all money which tax to pay mois required by the act to which this is a supplement, to be paid by the county commissioners of Piatt county

, to the county of Macon, shall be raised by additional assessment from the inhabitants within the boundaries taken from the county of Macon, so that the inhabitants taken from that part of De Witt which forms a part of Piatt county, shall not be 1 required to pay any portion of the said indebtedness to the county of Macon, any provisions contained in the act to which this is a supplement to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, February 27, 1811.

An ACT authorizing the County Commissioners of Monroe County to

In force, Feb. borrow money for certain purposes.

17, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, County comrepresented in the General Assembly, That the county commis- mies’rs authosioners of Monroe county are hereby authorized to borrow rized to bor

row money from any person or persons a sum of money sufficient to redeem all orders issued by said county commissioners for the purpose of erecting public buildings.

Sec. 2. The commissioners of said county are empower-Com’rs may ed to execute any notes or bonds, bearing interest not ex

or bonds ceeding twelve per cent. per annum, for the purpose of carrying out this act, which notes or bonds shall be binding on the people of said county of Monroe.

Approved, February 17, 1841.

execute notes

An ACT to authorize the County Commissioners of Jefferson County to borrow money.

In force, Feb.

19, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, co, commis'rs represented in the General Assembly, That the county com- may borrow missioners of Jeffersun county, be, and they are hereby au- money thorized and empowered, (if they shall deem it expedient,) to borrow any sum of money not exceeding five thousand dollars, at any rate of interest to be agreed upon, not exceeding twelve per cent. per annum.

Sec. 2. The county commissioners' court of said county Payment shall have power to make and execute, or cause to be made principal and

interest and executed, any and all contracts, agreements or other instruments in writing, for the payment of interest and principal, which may be found necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this act, and the money so borrowed shall be by said court faithfully applied to the payment of the debts of said county.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved, February 19, 1841.

An ACT to authorize the election of an additional County Commissioner In force, Feb.

for Henderson county: 19, 1841. Additional Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repcounty, com'r resented in the General Assembly, That on the first Monday in to be elected August next there shall be elected in the county of Henderson,

one county commissioner for said county in addition to the numbers already provided to be elected by the act entitled “An act

creating the county of Henderson," approved January (twenTerm of office tieth] one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, who shall

hold his office for one year from and after the first Monday in August next as aforesaid, and thereafter elections for county commissioners shall be held, notice given, and returns thereof made in the same manner as now required by law.

Approved, February 19, 1841.

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An ACT to authorize the County Commissioners of Tazewell County to In force Feb.

lease certain offices, 26, 1841.

Séć. l. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Com'rs court may lease of represented in the General Assembly, That the county comfices. missioners' court of the county of Tazewell are hereby au

thorized to lease such vacant room or rooms, as offices, as may be in the court house of said county, and not occupied by and furnished for the several court offices as required by law for

any time not exceeding one year, and for such rent or

rents as they may think right and proper. Court house Sec. 2. The county commissioners of said county shall in care of Co. have the care and custody of the court house in said county, commiss'rg any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, February 26, 1841.

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An ACT to authorize the county commissioners of Pike county to execute In force, Feb.

a certain conveyance. 27, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, applica tion opera represented in the General Assembly, That the county 'comsons, county missioners of the county of Pike are hereby authorized nd commis'rs to required, if they shall deem it expedient and proper, whendeed lot

ever the persons composing the society of the first presbyterian church, in Pittsfield, in said county, and William Ross shall request the same, to convey to such persons or persons as the persons aforesaid may direct, a lot of ground in Pittsfield, conveyed by the said William Ross to the county com

missioners of said county, in trust for the uses of the first
presbyterian church and society in Pittsfield, and such con-
veyance shall operate to divest the legal title, and release all
claim and interest of the county in and to the said lot, and
shall be effectual to the passing of the same: Provided, however, Proviso.
That neither said commissioners or the county of Pike shall
be responsible for the title to sáid lot.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

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An ACT to authorize the county commissioners of Christian county to

borrow money.

In force, Jan.

26. 1841.

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Amount Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, thorized to be represented in the General Assembly, That the county.com- borrowed missioners of Christian county are hereby authorized to borrow twenty-four hundred Hollars, to pay for the building of the court house in the county aforesaid.

Interest Sec. 2. Tbe commissioners are not hereby authorized to pay more than twelve

per cent. interest per annum.

Approved, January 26, 1841.

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An ACT to legalize the acts of the commissioners of Jusper county.

In force, Jan,

26, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Acts of cour represented in the General Assembly, That the acts of the Jasper valid. county commissioners of the county of Jasper, in relation to Collector the assessment and collection of the county and State tax for be appointed the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirtynine, befand the same are hereby legalized, and the county commissioners' court for the said county are hereby authorized to appoint a county collector, to collect the county and State tax for the year aforesaid. Approved, January 26, 1841.

An ACT declaring the town of Benton the permanent Beat of justice for In force Jan.

the county of Franklin.

7, 1841.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, geat of justice represented in the General Assembly, That from and after the first day of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, the seat of justice in and for the county of Franklin, shall be deemed and held to be at the town of Benton, in said county, and all terms of the circuit court required to be held in and for said county, and sessions of the county commissioners' court which may be held after the above named date, shall be holden in the town of Benton.

Sec. 2. It is hereby required that from and after the Public ime specified in the first section of this act, that the public cords records, with all proceedings of a judicial or military charac

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