Strike out all the proposed amt[amendment] after the word Court
Seven commissioners shall be Elected by Joint vote of both houses one from each Judicial circuit,1 whose duty it shall be to make a careful examination of the country near the Geographical centre of the state, and such other suitable places as they may see proper to examine, and to make a statement under their hands of the advantages and disadvantages of each place to the next meeting of the General assembly, when the said General assembly shall proceed to make a selection of a permanent seat of Government for the state

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1In 1837, there were seven judicial circuits in Illinois.

Handwritten Document, 2 page(s), Lincoln Collection, SB 117, GA Session: 10-1, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL)