In force, Feb.[February] 26, 1839.
AN ACT to establish a State road from Mount Sterling, via La Grange, Arnez’s mills, and Princeton, to Springfield; and for attaching part of the county of Shelby to the county of Dane.1
Location of road.
Sec.[Section] 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That there shall be established a State road from Mount Sterling, in Brown county, to La Grange, and from thence to Arnez’s mill, in Morgan county; and the roads now travelled from Arnez’s mill to
<Page 2>Princeton, and from Princeton to Springfield, are hereby declared State roads.
Com’rs[Commissioners] to locate road.
To be sworn.
Report to be recorded.
Sec. 2. Joseph Kerchee, William A. Henman, and T. T. Rigby, are hereby appointed commissioners to locate the road from Mount Sterling, via La Grange, to Arnez’s mills; and they are required to meet at some place and time to be agreed on by them, on or before the first day of August next, and, upon being sworn to discharge the duties required of them by this act, proceed to the location of the road aforesaid, upon the ground which will best accommodate the public interest, and mark the route so that the same can be traced by the supervisors; and upon the location thereof, they shall make a report to the county commissioners’ courts of the counties through which the road passes; which being entered on record, the road thus located shall be opened, and shall from thenceforth be a State road. Any two of the commissioners may execute this act; and they shall be paid two dollars per day for their services out of the county treasuries, in proportion to the time employed in each county.
Compensation of commissioners.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That townships eleven, twelve, thirteen, and the south half of fourteen north, of range one, east of the third principal meridian, shall be added to, and form a part of, the county of Dane.2
Approved, February 26, 1839.
1On January 28, 1839, William Weatherford in the Senate presented the petition of citizens of Schuyler and Morgan counties, regarding a state road. The Senate referred the bill to a select committee. On February 6, Weatherford of the select committee introduced SB 188, originally entitled, “A Bill to establish a State road from Mount Sterling, via La Grange, Arnez’s mills, and Princeton, to Springfield,” in the Senate. On February 9, the Senate passed the bill. On February 19, the House of Representatives referred the bill to a select committee. On February 21, the select committee reported back the bill with an amendment, in which the House concurred. The House passed the bill as amended, amending the title by adding the words “and for attaching part of the county of Shelby to the county of Dane.” On February 25, the Senate agreed to the bill as amended by the House. On February 26, the Council of Revision approved the bill and the act became law.
Illinois House Journal. 1838. 11th G. A., 1st sess., 376, 442, 469, 510, 517; Illinois Senate Journal. 1838. 11th G. A., 1st sess., 233, 287, 294, 305, 377, 409, 418, 436.
Printed Document, 2 page(s),
Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed by the Eleventh General Assembly (Vandalia, IL: William Walters, 1839), 187-88, GA Session: 11-1,