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An act to change the time of holding Courts in the Second Judicial Circuit.
Sec[Section] 1 Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois represented in the General Assembly.
That hereafter the terms of the Circuit Courts in the Second Judicial Circuit, shall commence at the times hereinafter specified, and continue from day to day (Sundays excepted) until all the business be disposed, of, unless it shall be necessary to close the term to enable the Judge to attend in the next County to hold Court. In the County of Clinton on the first Mondays of February and August; in the County of Bond on the second Mondays of February and August; in the County of Montgomery on the third Mondays of February and August; in the County of Shelby, on the fourth Mondays of February and August; in the County of Effingham on the first Mondays of March and September; in the County of Fayette on the Thursdays thereafter; in the County of Washington, on the third Mondays of March and September; in the County of Randolph on the fourth Mondays of March and September; in the County of Monroe on the fifth Monday of March 1841, and forever after on the first Mondays of April, and October; in the County of St Clair on the first Monday of April 1841 and forever thereafter on the second Mondays of April and October; in the County of Madison on the fourth Mondays of April and October.
Sec 2 All writs, recognizances, and other process which have been, or may be issued, or entered into, and made returnable to the Courts
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as at present arranged, shall be taken and considered to be returnable to the terms fixed by this act; and all proceedings pending in any of said Courts shall be taken up and disposed of according to law, as if no alteration had been made in the time of holding said Courts.
Sec 3 It shall be the duty of the County Commissioners Courts, of each of the Counties of Madison and St Clair, to select forty eight petit jurors for each term of the Circuit Courts in said Counties, twenty four to be summoned to serve the first week of each term of said Courts, and twenty four for the remainder of each of said terms.
Sec 4 All laws inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. This act to be in force from and after its passage
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01/02/1841
Passed House Reps
Jan. 2nd 1841
J Calhoun clk[Clerk] H R
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01/02/1841
Passed the Senate
Jany 2nd 1841
M L Covell secty.[secretary]

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No 32 House
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An act to change the time of holding courts, in the second Judicial Circuit
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Handwritten Document, 4 page(s), Folder 26, HB 47, GA Session 12-2, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL) ,