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Sec[Section] 1 Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois represented in the General Assembly:
That it shall be the duty of the County Commissioners Court of each and every County in this State, where an an agricultural Society, shall not have been incorporated, under the act to which this is an amendment to convene the people as therein directed for the purposes therein specified in the year Eighteen hundred and forty-one, and in each year thereafter until a Society shall be organized in each County of the State.
Sec 2. That it shall be the duty of each society organized under the law of this State to report the agricultural Statistics of their County to the Auditor of Public accounts on or before the firstday of Decemberin each year
Sec 3 Upon the filing of such reports in the Auditors Office, it shall be the duty of the Auditor to issue his Warrant in favor of the Society for Twenty dollars, which the Society shall convert into two premiums of Ten dollars each, and upon which shall be engraven Illinois State Premium: one of ^which^ shall be presented to the person who shall be adjudged by the Society, to have Cultivated the five best acres of Corn, and the other to the person whom the Society, shall adjudge to have raised the five best acres of Wheat, in their respective Counties: Provided, always that nothing in this act, shall prevent any Citizen from competing for the
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State Premium in his respective County, whether he be a member of a County Society or not.
Passed by the House of Rep
Feby 11th 1841
John Calhoun
Clk[Clerk] of H of R

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No 83House
A Bill for an Act, to amend the Act incorporating Agricultural Societies.
Refused to order 2nd R[Reading]

Handwritten Document, 4 page(s), Folder 96, HB 144, GA Session 12-2, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL) ,