Sec[Section] 1st Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois Represented in the General Assembly,
That the county commissioners court for the county of Schuyler shall order the Judges of elections for the several precincts in said county, at the election to be holden on the first Monday in August in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty six, to open two columns, in their respective poll Books, in addition to those necessary for the election of public officers: one of which columns shall be headed “Division” and the other “No Division.”
Sec 2. The quallified voters of said county, [who] may be in favour of a Division of said county shall vote upon the column, headed “Division” and all those opposed to such division shall vote upon the column, headed “No Division”
Sec 3. The clerk of the county commissioners court of the said county of Schuyler shall, on receiving full returns of the elections of said county, proceed to count the votes given upon the said additional Columns and if the number in favour of a division shall exceed the number against it the said clerk shall certify and transmit an account of the same to the secretary of state, whose duty it shall be to Lay the same before this General Assembly at its next session.
Sec. 4. If the voters of said county shall vote the Division contemplated by this act, the Line of
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Division shall be as follows viz, Beginning at the mouth of crooked creek on the Illinois River, Thence up said creek with its meanderings to the Northern boundary Line of Township No One North, Thence West with said Line, to the Line dividing Ranges Three and four West, Thence North with said Line to the Northern boundary Line of Township No Two North, Thence West with said Line to the corner of Hancock and Adams Counties: All that portion of the said county of Schuyler Lying South and west of said division Line shall thence forward constitute and form a new county, Provided, that said new county shall remain attached to the county of Schuyler for all county purposes until its organization be provided for by Law.
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Passed H. R. Decr 22d 1835
D. Prickett Clk[Clerk]. H. R.

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H. R.
A Bill for “an act, concerning the County of Schuyler[]
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select comee[committee]
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1These legislators formed the select committee in the Senate that considered the bill.
Illinois Senate Journal. 1835. 9th G. A., 2nd sess., 191-92.

Handwritten Document, 4 page(s), Folder 23, HB 23, GA Session: 9-2, Illinois State Archives (Springfield, IL) ,