In force, Jan.[January] 24, 1839.
Sec.[Section] 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That from and after the passage of this act, all that part of the county of Fulton on which the town of Vienna is situated, and which is embraced in the recorded plat thereof, shall hereafter be known by the name of Astoria: Provided, however, That the change of name of said town shall in nowise affect contracts or conveyances heretofore made or entered into, or any other legal transaction or business whatever. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved, January 24, 1839.
1Newton Walker introduced HB 72 to the House of Representatives on December 22, 1838. The House passed it on January 7, 1839. The Senate passed the bill on January 21, adding “in the county of Fulton” to the title. The Council of Revision approved the bill on January 24 and the act became law.
Journal of the House of Representatives (Vandalia, IL: William Walters, 1838), 136, 159, 177, 181, 256, 272, 277; Journal of the Senate (Vandalia, IL: William Walters, 1838), 148, 155, 199, 217-218.
Printed Document, 1 page(s), Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed by the Eleventh General Assembly (Vandalia, IL: William Walters, 1839), 52, GA Session: 11-1,