Proclamation dividing Illinois Territory into two counties, 1809



Nathaniel Pope Secretary of the Territory of Illinois and exercising the Government thereof

By virtue of the power vested in the Governor for the prevention of Crimes and injuries and for the Execution of process Civil and Criminal within the Territory, I have thought proper to and by this Proclamation do divide the Illinois Territory into two Counties to be called the County of St. Clair and the County of Randolph. The County of Randolph shall include all that part of the Illinois Territory lying South of the line dividing the Counties of Randolph & St. Clair as it existed under the Government of the Indiana Territory on the last day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and nine — And the County of St. Clair shall include all that part of the Territory which lies North of said line.

Done at Kaskaskia the 28'" day of April 1809 and of the Independence of the United States the thirty third.

Nat Pope

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