In force, Jan.[January] 18, 1836.
AN ACT to locate a State Road from Peoria to Pekin, thence to intersect the road leading from Peoria to Springfield, and for other purposes.
Commissioners appointed to locate road.
Sec.[Section] 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Madison Allen, William Rankin and Theodorus Fisher, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners, to view, mark, and locate a state road, beginning at the town of Peoria, in the county of Peoria; thence down the river, on the north-west side of the same, crossing the same at Pekin, in the county of Tazewell; thence in a south easterly direction, till the same intersects the road leading from Springfield to Peoria.
To be sworn.
Sec. 2. The said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall meet at the town of Peoria on the second Monday of April next, or as soon thereafter as practicable, and after being duly sworn, shall proceed to perform the duties required of them by this act, avoiding as much as the public good will permit, the injury of private property.
File a report and map.
Sec. 3. The said commissioners shall, as soon thereafter as convenient, cause to be filed with the clerk of the county commissioners’ court, for the county of Peoria, a report, and correct maps, of so much of said road as may be located in the said county of Peoria; and also with the clerk of the county commissioners’ court, for the county of Tazewell, a like report and maps, of so much of said road, as may be located in the said county of Tazewell; and the said reports and maps shall be preserved, and shall form parts of the records of said counties, respectively. Said road, when so established, shall be kept in repair as other state roads are.
Sec. 4. The county commissioners’ courts, of the said counties of Peoria and Tazewell, may allow to said commissioners, out of their county treasuries, respectively, such compensation, as to them shall seem just and reasonable.
Confirm report of former commissioners.
Sec. 5. That the county commissioners’ court of the county of Tazewell, be, and they are hereby authorised and directed, to receive and confirm the report of Thomas Griffith, Benjamin Briggs and Joshua Brown, or a majority
<Page 2>of them, commissioners appointed by an act, entitled “An act to change a state road therein named,” approved February 6th, 1835, to review, and re-locate any part of the state road leading from Pekin to Danville, lying between the towns of Pekin and Mackinaw; Provided, Said report has been, or shall be presented to said court, on or before the first Monday of June next.
To be a state road.
Sec. 6. The road, when reported as aforesaid, shall be considered a state road in every respect, as though said report had been made within the time prescribed by the act aforesaid.
Approved, Jan. 18, 1836.
Printed Document, 2 page(s), Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed by the Ninth General Assembly, at their Second Session (Vandalia, IL: J. Y. Sawyer, 1836), 206-07, GA Session: 9-2,