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In force Jan.[January] 24, 1835.
AN ACT supplemental to “An act to locate permanently the Seat of Justice of Alexander County,” approved, January 18, 1833.
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Seat of Justice permanently located at Unity.
Sec.[Section] 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the location of the seat of justice of Alexander county, at Unity, by the commissioners, under “An act to locate permanently, the seat of justice of Alexander county,” approved, January 18th, 18332, and the several proceedings had in the circuit and county commissioners’ and other courts of said county, so far as the same may be affected by the said location, be, and the same are hereby confirmed, and the county seat of said county, as now established at Unity, shall continue and remain the permanent county seat.3

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Public property at America to be sold.
Proceeds how applied.
Sec. 2. The county commissioners’ court of said county, shall cause the court house and other public property at the town of America, to be sold to the highest bidder, on a credit of nine months, previous notice of the time and place of sale for at least four weeks, having been first given, by posting at least three written advertisements in the three most public places in the said county, and the proceeds of the sale shall be applied to the erection4 of the necessary public buildings for the county at Unity.
Approved, Jan. 24, 1835.
1John S. Hacker introduced SB 43 in the Senate on January 5, 1835. The Senate passed the bill on January 12. On January 16, the House of Representatives referred the bill to a select committee. The select committee reported back the bill on January 17 without amendment. On January 19, the House amended the second section by striking out the word “creation” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “erection.” The House passed the bill as amended. On January 24, the Council of Revision approved the bill and the act became law.
Journal of the House of Representatives of the Ninth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, at their First Session, Begun and Held in the Town of Vandalia, December 1, 1834 (Vandalia, IL: J. Y. Sawyer, 1835), 280, 296, 308, 313, 329, 360, 374, 375; Journal of the Senate, of the Ninth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, at their First Session, Begun and Held in the Town of Vandalia, December 1, 1834 (Vandalia, IL: J. W. Sawyer, 1835), 188, 190, 199, 219, 282, 322.
2This act repealed all previous acts that located the seat of justice of Alexander County at America, and it authorized commissioners to find a new seat of justice. The Commissioners selected Unity as the location of the permanent seat of justice. SB 43 supplemented the act of January 18, 1833 by confirming Unity as the permanent seat of justice.
“An Act To locate permanently the Seat of Justice of Alexander County,” 18 January 1833, Laws, of a Private Nature, Passed at the Eighth Session of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois (Kaskaskia, IL: Randolph Free Press, 1833), 24-25.
3Unity remained the county seat until 1845, when it moved to Thebes.
William Henry Perrin, ed., History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1883), 465.
4On January 19, 1835, the House of Representatives amended the bill by striking out the word “creation” and substituting “erection.” Journal of the House of Representatives of the Ninth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, at their First Session, Begun and Held in the Town of Vandalia, December 1, 1834 (Vandalia, IL: J. Y. Sawyer, 1835), 329.

Printed Document, 2 page(s), Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed by the Ninth General Assembly, at their First Session (Vandalia, IL: J. Y. Sawyer, 1835), 142-43, GA Session: 9-1