In force, Mar.[March] 2, 1839.
AN ACT further supplementary to the act in relation to Internal Improvements.
Part of act repealed.
Sec.[Section] 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly,2 That so much of the twenty-first section of the “Act to establish and maintain a general system of internal improvements,” as requires the Auditor of Public Accounts to countersign the certificate of
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loans be, and the same is hereby, repealed. And it shall hereafter be sufficient execution of said bonds and certificates, on the part of the State, for the Fund Commissioners,3 or a majority of them, to sign the same.
Approved, March 2, 1839.
1On February 20, 1839, Ebenezer Peck introduced the bill, originally titled “A Bill to Prevent Emigration into this State from the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada,” in the Senate. The Senate referred the bill to the Committee on Finance. The Committee on Finance reported back the bill on February 23 with an amendment. The Senate referred the bill and proposed amendment to the Committee on Internal Improvements. The Committee on Internal Improvements reporeted back the bill on March 1 with an amendment, in which the Senate concurred. The Senate passed the bill as amended, amending the title so as to read “An Bill Further Supplementary to the Act in Relation to Internal Improvements.” On March 2, the House of Representatives passed the bill without amendment. That same day, the Council of Revision approved the bill, and the act became law.
Illinois House Journal. 1838. 11th G. A., 1st sess., 574, 592; Illinois Senate Journal. 1838. 11th G. A., 1st sess., 365-66, 390, 466, 471-72, 502, 510.
2On March 1, 1839, the Senate amended the bill by striking out all after the enacting clause in inserting a substitute. The original bill text, which related to restricting immigration from Lower and Upper Canada, does not exist.
Illinois Senate Journal. 1838. 11th G. A., 1st sess., 466.
3Section one of the internal improvement act created a three-person board of fund commissioners to negotiate loans, buy and sell bonds, deposit and withdraw money, and administer the various fiscal aspects of the internal improvement program.

Printed Document, 2 page(s), Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed by the Eleventh General Assembly (Vandalia, IL: William Walters, 1839), 97-98, GA Session: 11-1,