In force 20th July, 1837.
AN ACT to establish a State Road from Beardstown, in Cass county, to Petersburg, in Sangamon county.
Sec.[Section] 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Henry McHenry, Solomon Penny, and Isham Revis1, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to view, mark and locate a state road from Beardstown, in Cass county, thence as near as the ground will permit, by way of the town of Richmond, and Robinson’s Mill, to Petersburg in Sangamon county.
Time & place of meeting.
To be sworn.
Sec. 2. Said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall meet at Beardstown, on the first Monday in September next, or on any other day which they may agree upon, within six months from the passage of this act; and after being duly sworn by some justice of the peace, faithfully to perform the duties herein required; shall proceed to view, mark and locate said road, as above described, avoiding as much as the public interest will permit, the injury of private property.
Map and report where filed
Like map and report where filed.
Sec. 3. Said commissioners shall make out a complete map and report of the location of so much of said road as lies in the county of Cass, and file the same with the clerk of the county commissioners’ court of the said county of Cass; and a like map and report of so much as lies in the county of Sangamon, and file the same with the clerk of the county commissioners’ court of said county of Sangamon.
Sec. 4. Said road shall be and remain a state road, and
<Page 2>shall be opened and kept in repair as other state roads are.
Sec. 5. The county commissioners’ courts of the said counties of Cass and Sangamon, shall allow said commissioners such compensation as they may deem reasonable.
Approved, July 20th, 1837.
1On July 14, 1837, the House of Representatives amended the bill by striking out the name “Miram Penny,” and inserting in lieu thereof the name “Isham Revis.”
Journal of the House of Representatives of the Tenth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, at a Special Session of the General Assembly, Begun and Held in the Town of Vandalia, July 10, 1837 (Vandalia, IL: William Walters, 1837), 64.
Printed Document, 2 page(s), Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed by the Tenth General Assembly, at their Special Session (Vandalia, IL: William Walters, 1837), 65, GA Session: 10-S