Amendments proposed to the Bill for an act, to Establish the County of Hardin Strike out all the 1st Sec.[Section] of the bill after the Enacting clause, & insert the following in lieu thereof
That all the part of the now County of pope which lies South of the township Line, Dividing township Twelve & Thirteen, South ^north^, & East of the Grand Peire Creek, Shall be created into A New County, to be Called the County of Hardin provided that A majority of the legal voters of the pr^e^ st present County of Pope Shall first vote for Such New County at the Election to be held in Said County on the first Monday of August Next,—& to afford an opportunity for such Expression of Opinion, it Shall be the Duty of the proper officers of the Now County of Pope, in preparing poll Books for said August Election to Rule two columns one for & the other against such Division, in which the votes Shall be Recorded as given for or Against, As the Case may be & if it Shall appare from the Returns of Said Election that A majority of the qualified voters of Said County of pope, As now organized shall be in favor of the Establishment of the New County of Hardin, As above defined the fact Shall be so certified by the Clerk of County Commissioners Court under the Seal of his office to the Secretary of
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State at Seat of Government, & the said County of Hardin shall therefore be Considered & taken permanently & Legally Established with the aforesaid Boundaries
Strike out the words on the first Monday of April—in line 4 of Sec. 2 & insert on the 3rd Monday of August
& at the end of Sec. 5 as follows according to the Amount of Taxable property in Each county

Handwritten Document, 2 page(s), Folder 135, HB 174, GA Session 11-1, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL) ,