Sec 1st Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois Represented in the General Assembly, That Parnick Owens of Knox County[,] Samuel Allen of Peori County and Robert Bird of Putnam County, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to view, mark and Locate a road from a point on the eastern boundary Line of this State, where a Line running due west from Logansport in the State of Indiana would cross Said State Line Thence westward the nearest and best rout to Allenton at the head of Lake Peoria on the Illinois river, Thence to the seat of Justice of Knox County, Thence to the Seat of Justice of Warren County thence to the Lower Yellow Banks on the Mississippi River.
Sec 2nd The Said commissioners or a majority of them shall meet at Knoxville on or before the first day of June next and after being duly Sworn by Some Justice of the peace faithfully to view and Locate Said road without partiality favour or effection, shall immediately thereafter procede to discharg[e] the duties required of them by this act, placing in the prarie, through which the Same shall pass Stakes of a reasonable Size & of durable timber.
Sec 3. as soon as practicable, after Said road is Located, Said commissioners or a majority of them Shall make out a report accompanied by a map or plat of Said road denoting the courses and distances from poit to point, with Such other remarks as they or a majority of them may deem necessary and
<Page 2>proper, and transmit the Same to the Secretary of State, And they or a majority of them Shall make a map or plat of So much of Said road as Lies within the respective counties, and transmit it to the clerks of the county commissioners court of the respective counties through which the Same may pass which Shall be filed and preserved in the office of Said court,
Sec. 4. When Said road Shall be Located it Shall be to all intents and purposes a State road, four poles wide, and Shall be opened and kept in repair as other roads are in this State
The county commissioners court of each county through which the said road may pass are hereby authorized if they shall think proper to allow to said commissioners one dollar and fifty cents per day for the time necessorially employed in Locating the Said road in each of their respective counties; provided that nothing herein contained shall be So construed as to create any liability on the part of this State to pay Said commissioners for their Services, rendered under the authority of this act
This act to be in force from and after its passage
Passed H. R. Jan. 16 1835D. Prickett clk.[clerk] H. R.
Handwritten Document, 4 page(s), Folder 84, GA Session: 9-1, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL) ,