In force 10th February, 1837
AN ACT concerning the town of Mount Vernon, Columbus, Mount Sterling, and Salem.
Towns of Mt Vernon, Columbus, Schuyler, Carlyle, Henderson &c[etc.] incorporated.
Number of inhabitants.
Power of trustees.
Sec.[Section] 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the inhabitants of the town of Mount Vernon in the county of Jefferson, of Columbus in the county of Randolph, Mount Sterling in the county of Schuyler, and Salem in Marion county, Carlyle in Clinton county, and Liberty in Randolph county, and Henderson in Knox county, are hereby authorised and empowered to become incorporated in the manner and upon the terms prescribed in the act to incorporate such towns as may wish tobecome incorporated, approved February 12th 1831,2 notwithstanding there may not be one hundred and fifty inhabitants in either of said towns, and upon complying with the provisions of the act aforesaid, the inhabitants of said towns and the president and trustees thereof when elected, shall have, exercise, and enjoy all the rights, privileges, and powers granted and conferred by the act above recited.
Sec. 2. This act to take effect from its passage.
Approved 10th February, 1837.
1On December 21, 1836, Harvey T. Pace introduced HB 24 in the Illinois House of Representatives. On January 7, 1837, a select committee amended the bill. On January 9, Pace proposed an amendment to the title by “striking out the word ‘town,’ and inserting ‘towns,’ and alter ‘Mount Vernon,’ add ‘Columbus, Mount Sterling, and Salem.’ The House passed the bill on the same day. On January 10, the Illinois Senate amended the bill by “adding after Marion county, ‘Carlyle in Clinton county.” On January 14, the Senate amended and passed the bill. On January 16, the House further amended the bill by adding, ‘Henderson in Knox county.’ On February 7, the House approved the amendments by the Senate and passed the bill. On February 10, the Illinois Council of Revision approved the bill and the act became law.
Illinois House Journal. 1836. 10th G. A., 1st sess., 162, 167, 179, 195, 221-22, 263, 270, 509, 530, 543, 550; Illinois Senate Journal. 1836. 10th G. A., 1st sess., 180, 189, 200, 212, 242, 249-50, 362-63, 373, 383-84.
2“An Act to Incorporate the Inhabitants of Such Towns as May Wish to be Incorporated,” 1 March 1831, Laws of Illinois (1831), 82-87.

Printed Document, 1 page(s), Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed by the Tenth General Assembly (Vandalia, IL: William Walters, 1837), 331, GA Session: 10-1