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In force, Feb.[February] 15, 1839.
AN ACT regulating the time of holding the circuit courts in the second Judicial Circuit.
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Terms of 2d circuit.
Special term.
Proviso.
Sec.[Section] 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That hereafter the time of holding the circuit courts, in the second judicial circuit in this State, shall be as follows, viz: In the county of Madison, on the first Monday of February, and on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in August;2 in the county of St. Clair, on the third Monday of February and August, and a special term on the first Monday of November; in the county of Monroe, on the fourth Monday of February and August; in the county of Randolph, on the first Monday of March and September; in the county of Washington, on the second Monday of March and September; in the county of Clinton, on the third Monday of March and September; in the county of Bond, on the fourth Monday of March and September; in the county of Montgomery, on the first Monday of April and October; in the county of Shelby, on the second Monday of April and October; in the county of Effingham, on the third Monday of April and October; in the county of Fayette, on the Thursdays thereafter: Provided, however, That this act shall not take effect in the counties of Madison, St. Clair, Monroe, and Randolph, until after the spring terms for the present year shall be over.
Process.
Sec. 2. All process, suits, and recognizances, which have been or may be issued or entered into, and made returnable to the courts as at present arranged, shall be taken and considered to be returnable to the times fixed by this act, and shall be valid to all intents and purposes. This act to be in force from and after its passage.
Approved, February 15, 1839.
1In response to a House of Representatives resolution passed on January 31, 1839, creating a select committee to arrange the time for holding the circuit courts, John Crain introduced HB 263 on February 5. The House amended and passed the bill on February 7. The Senate passed the bill on February 13. The Council of Revision approved the bill on February 15 and the act became law.
Journal of the House of Representatives (Vandalia, IL: William Walters, 1838), 317, 347, 352, 362, 394, 395-96, 419; Journal of the Senate (Vandalia, IL: William Walters, 1838), 292, 316-317, 323, 328.
2The House of Representatives passed an amendment on February 7 adding this sentence.
Journal of the House of Representatives (Vandalia, IL: William Walters, 1838), 362.

Printed Document, 1 page(s), Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed by the Eleventh General Assembly (Vandalia, IL: William Walters, 1839), 103, GA Session: 11-1,