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An Act providing for taking the Census of the Inhabitants of the State of Illinois, 1819

[Sect. 1.] Be it enacted by the people of the slate of Illinois represented in the general assembly. That there shall be appointed by the county commissioners in each and every county, at some session of their court, previous to the first day of August, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, some proper person, whose duty it shall be to take a list of all citizens, of all ages, and sexes, and color, within their respective counties, particularly noting whether white or black; and also noting particularly free male inhabitants above the age of twenty years.

An Act making Allowance for taking the Census for the Year 1820, 1821

[Sect.1.] Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly. That the following sums shall be allowed to the different County commissioners for taking the census of this stare for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty, to wit : to the commissioner of Madison county, one hundred and seventy-one dollars: to the commissioner of St. Clair county, one hundred and five dollars: to the commissioner of Bond county, fifty-nine dollars : to the commissioner of Washington county, fifty dollars and fifty cents: to the commissioner of Monroe county, forty-three dollars and fifty cents : to the commissioner of Randolph county, seventy one dollars: to the commissioner of Franklin county, fifty dollars : to the commissioner of Union county, fifty dollars

An Act for the relief of persons taking additional census for the late territory of Illinois, 1819

[Sect. 1.] Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois represented in the general assembly, That there shall be paid to the person or his legal representatives, for taking the additional census for the county of Washington, the sum of twenty dollars.; to the.person or his legal representatives, for taking the additional census for the county of Madison, the sum of thirty dollars ; to the person or his legal representatives, for taking the additional census for the county of St. Clair, the sum of thirty dollars; to the person or his legal representatives, for taking the additional census for the county of Monroe, the sum of twenty dollars

Proclamation establishing Gallatin, Johnson, and Madison counties, 1812

By virtue of the powers vested in the Governor of the Territory, I do hereby lay off a county or district to be called the County of Madison to be included within the following bounds, viz.: To begin on the Mississippi, to run with the second township line above Cahokia east until it strikes the dividing line between the Illinois and Indiana Territories therein with said dividing line to the line of Upper Canada, thence with said line to the Mississippi, and thence down the Mississippi to the beginning. I do appoint the house of Thomas Kirkpatrick to be the seat of justice of said county. I do also lay off a county or district to be called the County of Gallatin, to be bounded as follows, viz.:

An Act forming a separate County out of Gallatin, White and the detached part of Jackson county, 1818

BE it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the lllinois territory, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That all that tract of country within the following boundaries, to-wit: Beginning at the corner of townships ten and eleven on the line, between ranges four and five; thence north with said line thirty-six miles; thence west twenty four miles to the third principal meridian ; thence south with the same to the line dividing townships ten and eleven ; thence east to the beginning, shall constitute a separate county, to be called Franklin: And for the purpose of fixing the permanent seat of justice for said county, the following persons be appointed commissioners

An Act for the division of Galletin County, 1814

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Illinois Territory and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That all that tract of Country within the following boundaries (towit) Beginning at the month of Bompast Creek on the big Wabash, and running thence due west to the Meridian line which runs north from the mouth of the Ohio River. Thence with said Meredian line and due North ’till it strikes the line of upper Canada, Thence with the line of upper Canada to the line that separates this Territory from the Indiana Territory and thence with the said dividing line to the beginning shall constitute a separate county to be called Edwards and the seat of Justice for said county shall be at the Town now called Palmyra

An Act for the division of Edwards County, 1816

BE it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Illinois territory, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That all that tract of country within the following boundaries, to-wit: Beginning at the mouth of the Embarras, and running with said river to the intersection of the line dividing townships number three and four, north of range eleven, west of the second principal maridian; thence west with said township line to the meridian, and due north until it strikes the line of Upper Canada; thence to the line that separates this territory from the state of Indiana, and thence south with said dividing line to the beginning, shall constitute a separate county to be called Crawford;

An Act forming a new county out of the county of Madison, 1817

BE it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Illinois territory, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, that all that tract of country within the following boundaries, to-wit: Beginning at the south west corner of township number three north of range four west, thence east to the south east corner of township number three north, of range number one east, to the third principal meridian line; thence north to the boundary line of the territory; thence west with said boundary line so far that a south line will pass between ranges four and five west; thence south with said line to the beginning, shall constitute a separate county, to be called Bond;

 

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