1Jacob G. Vandeventer introduced a version of this resolution in the House of Representatives on January 6, 1835. John T. Stuart proposed a substitute. The House tabled the resolution and proposed substitute.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 233.
2John T. Stuart proposed this text as a substitute for the original resolution. The House of Representatives has passed a resolution nominating McHatton on December 24, 1834. The Senate had confirmed the nomination on December 26.
The motivation behind the resolution was that there was no vacancy. William P. Manlove, who had been county surveyor since 1829, died sometime in 1835. Allen Persinger had apparently replaced Manlove, and was still operating as county surveyor.
Illinois House Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 158, 233; Illinois Senate Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 1st sess., 136-37; Combined History of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois (Astoria, IL: Stevens, 1882), 80, 112, 376; Gravestone of William P. Manlove, Round Prairie Cemetery, Birmingham, Illinois.
Printed Document, 1 page(s), Journal of the House of Representatives of the Ninth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, at Their First Session (Vandalia, IL: J.Y. Sawyer, 1835), 233