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In force Feb.[February] 12, 1835.
AN ACT to authorize a Special Election in Sangamon County.
Time of holding said election.
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 in the county of Sangamon, when they issue writs of election for Justices of the Peace and Constables, which election is to take place on the first Monday in August next, they shall, in addition thereto, order a poll to be opened to elect one Senator, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of George Forquer, one of the Senators from the county aforesaid.2
Approved, Feb. 12, 1835.
1John Dawson introduced HB 169, originally titled “A Bill to Improve the Navigation of the Sangamon River,” in the House of Representatives on January 28, 1835. The House referred it to a select committee. The select committee reported back the bill on January 30 with an amendment, in which the House concurred. On February 6, the House passed the bill as amended. On motion of Abraham Lincoln, the House amended the title so as to read “A Bill to Authorize a Special Election in Sangamon County.” The Senate concurred on February 9. On February 12, the Council of Revision approved the bill and the act became law.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 413, 450, 453, 513, 539, 550; Illinois Senate Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 452, 461, 471, 503, 508; Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 2nd sess., 404.
2Job Fletcher and Peter Cartwright vied to replace the departing Forquer. Fletcher won the election, garnering 1469 votes, with Cartwright receiving 939 votes.
Sangamo Journal, 8 August 1835, 3:1; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 250

Printed Document, 1 page(s), Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed by the Ninth General Assembly, at their First Session (Vandalia, IL: J. Y. Sawyer, 1835), 29, GA Session: 9-1