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Sec[Section] 1 Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly, That it shall not be lawful for any pedler to sell any goods, wares[,] or merchandize in this State, without having first obtained a license for that purpose from the Clerk of the County Commissioners Court of the County in which such goods, wares, or merchandize, may be offered for sale; for which license such pedler before the granting thereof shall pay into the County Treasury of such County for the use thereof, a sum not less than Ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars to be assessed at the discretion of the County Treasurer of such County. The license thus obtained shall authorise the pedler applying therefor to sell goods, wares, or merchandize in the proper County for the period of one year from the time of granting the same
Sec 2 If any pedler shall sell any goods, wares, or merchandize without being duly authorised by license as aforesaid, such pedler so offending shall forfeit and pay any sum not more than one hundred dollars nor
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less than twenty five dollars for every such offence to be recovered by action of debt in the name of the people of the State of Illinois for the use of the proper County before any Justice of the peace of such County. And it is hereby made the duty of Constables and Sheriffs, to cause offenders against the provisions of this act to be sued and to prosecute suits so brought to effect; and bail may be required in such cases without affidavit, if the Justice before whom any such suit shall be brought, shall deem the same necessary to secure the County in the ultimate payment of the penalty herein imposed
Sec 3 All persons who sell, goods, wares[,] or merchandize without having a fixed and regular place of business shall be deemed pedlers within this act nothing in this act shall be so construed as to impair any of the provisions of the law now in force in relation to ^8th ^ Clock pedlers. This act is to take effect on the first of March next

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[certification]
12/27/1839
Passed the Senate
Decr 27” 1839
Ben: Bond Secy[Secretary]
Senate

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Senate No 17
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A Bill for an act to amend an act concerning the Public Revenues ^ requiring Pedlars to procure licences^2
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Robt Smith
Ficklin
Allen of Greene
Simms
Henderson
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12/27/1839
Passed
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read 1 & 2 & refd to Sel. Com
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ord.[ordered] to a be Engrossed ^a 3rd reading^
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1Byrd Monroe introduced SB 2, originally titled "A Bill to Amend an Act Concerning the Public Revenue," in the Senate on December 17, 1839. The Senate referred the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Committee on the Judiciary reported back the bill on December 24 with an amendment, in which the Senate concurred. The Senate passed the bill as amended on December 27, amending the title so as to read “A Bill Requiring Pedlars to Procure Licenses.” On January 2, 1840, the House of Representatives referred the bill to a select committee. The select committee reported back the bill on January 9 with amendments, in which the House concurred. The House further amended the first section by inserting, after the word “pedlar” wherever it occurred, the words “or auctioneer,” and by adding a proviso. The House passed the bill as amended on January 30. The Senate did not act on the House amendments, and the bill did not become law.
Journal of the House of Representatives, of the Eleventh General Assembly of the State of Illinois, at Their Called Session, Begun and Held at Springfield, December 9, 1839 (Springfield, IL: William Walters, 1839), 95, 118, 141, 176, 297; Journal of the Senate of the Eleventh General Assembly of the State of Illinois, at Their Called Session, Begun and Held at Springfield, December 9, 1839 (Springfield, IL: William Walters, 1839), 23-24, 55, 61-62, 219.
2On December 27, 1839, the Senate amended the bill title.
Journal of the Senate of the Eleventh General Assembly of the State of Illinois, at Their Called Session, Begun and Held at Springfield, December 9, 1839 (Springfield, IL: William Walters, 1839), 61.

Handwritten Document, 4 page(s), Folder 201, SB 2, GA Session 11-S, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL) ,