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PIOUS Of HE ILLINOIS SlfllE 



NUMBER 





J, The Executive Register, 18O9-1818. 

II. Journal of the Executive Council, 1812. 

III. Journal of the House of Representatives, 1812. 



481 



EDITED BY 

EDMUND J. JAMES, Professor in the University of Chicago. 




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SPRINGFIELD, ILL, 
PHILLIPS BROS.. STATE PRINTERS. 

1901. 






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PUBLICATIONS OF THE ILLINOIS STATE HISTORICAL 

LIBRARY, 



No. 1. A Bibliography of Newspapers published in Illinois prior to the 
year 1860. Prepared by Edmund J. James, Professor in the University of 
Chicago; assisted by Milo J. Loveless, Graduate Student in the University of 
Chicago, pp. 94, 8 Springfield, 1899. Phillips Bros., State Printers. 

No. 2. Information relating to the Territorial Laws of Illinois passed from 
1809-1812. Prepared by Edmund J. James, Professor in the University of 
Chicago, pp. 15, 8 Springfield, 1899. Phillips Bros., State Printers. 

No. 3. The Territorial Records of Illinois. Edited with an introduction by 
Edmund J. James, Professor in the University of Chicago, pp. 125 and index. 
8 Springfield, 1901. Phillips Bros., State Printers. 

No. 4. Report of the Proceedings of the First Meeting of the Illinois State 
Historical Society, held at Peoria, 111., Jan. 5 and 6, 1900. Prepared by Dr. 
Evarts B. Greene, Professor in the State University of Illinois, pp. 55, 8 
Springfield, 1901. Phillips Bros., State Printers. 

No. 5. Catalogue of books, manuscripts, documents, photographs, etc., in 
the State Historical Library at Springfield, 111. Prepared by Mrs. Jessie 
Palmer Weber, Librarian of the State Historical Library, pp. , 8 Spring- 
field, 1901. Phillips Bros., State Printers^ 




TABLE OF CONTENTS, 



PAGE. 

Introduction by Edmund J. James 1 

Executive Register, 1809-1818 * 3 

Journal of Legislative Council, 1812 62-85 

Journal of House of Representatives, 1812 63-125 



INDEX 



TO TERRITORIAL RECORD OF ILLINOIS 1809-1818, AND INDEX TO FIRST 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ILLINOIS TERRITORY 1812. PP. 127-170. 

Page. 
Index to Territorial Record, 1809-1818 127-153 

1. List of Circuit Judges appointed in Illinois Territory, 1812 127 

2. List of County Judges appointed in Illinois Territory, 1809-1818 127 

3. List of Judges of the Court of Common Pleas appointed in Illinois Territory, 1809- 

1818 127 

4. List of Justices of the Peace appointed in Illinois Territory, 1809-1818 127-130 

5. List of the laws passed by the Governor and Judges of Illinois Territory, 1809-1812. 130 

6. List of the Proclamations of the Governor of Illinois Territory. Ninian. Edwards, 

Governor, 1812 130-131 

7. General Index to the Territorial Record of Illinois Territory, 1809-1818 131-153 

8. Index to Journal of first Legislative Council of Illinois Territory, 1812 153-156 

9. Record of Council Bills, 1812 157 

10. Record of Hoube Bills in Legislative Council. 1812 157-159 

11. Index to Journal of the House of Representatives of Illinois Territory. First 

session, 1812 160-167 

12. Record of House Bills. 1812 168-170 

13. Record of Council Bills in House, 1812 170 



INTRODUCTION. 



The State of Illinois has been very negligent in the care of its 
public records. Many of these records important from an historical 
point of view have never been published, and many more have been 
irrecoverably lost. The removal of the capital from Kaskaskia to 
Vandalia and later to Springfield occasioned the loss of many valu- 
able documents. The indifference of the earlier legislatures and offi- 
cials, to the fate of those records which had only an historical in- 
terest, explains the disappearance of some of the most valuable sources 
of our history. 

The creation of the Illinois State Historical Library Board in the 
year 1889 was the first official recognition by the State of the im- 
portance of cultivating the field of State History and of preserving 
and publishing its sources; but it was not until the last legislature 
that an appropriation was made for printing any of the original 
material. 

The present number of the publications of the Historical Library 
Board contains two important documents neither of which, to our 
knowledge, has ever been printed before, and if printed, all copies 
have disappeared. These documents are: The Executive Register 
of the Illinois Territory from 1809, the beginning of the territorial 
government, to its close in 1818. The second is, the Journals of the 
Session of the First General Assembly of the Illinois Territory, con- 
vened at Kaskaskia, September 12, 1812, and adjourned the 26th 
of December of the same year. The Upper House of the Legisla- 
ture was called at that time the Legislative Council, and the Lower 
House, the House of Representatives. The Journals, of course, ex- 
plain themselves. They are the brief records of the minutes of the 
meetings of the two houses. The Executive Register is a list of the 
official acts of the governor, and might be called "The Governor's 
Minute Book." 

The original documents are contained in two volumes bound in 
sheep on tile in the Secretary of State's office in Springfield; one of 
them is in an excellent state of preservation ; the other is decayed, and 
should be rewritten for the regular document file of the office. 

The Library Board hopes to continue the series until all the un- 
published records of the Territorial period are in print. 



It is a great pleasure, as well as a duty, to acknowledge the kind 
assistance of Mr. S. L. Spear, chief of the Index Department in the 
Secretary of State's office. who has kindly had these records copied, ex- 
amined and recompared with the original records. There are likely to 
be mistakes in all such printed volumes as the present, but great care 
has been taken to reduce them to as small a number as possible. 

EDMUND J. JAMES. 



EXECUTIVE REGISTER FOR THE ILLINOIS TERRITORY COM- 
MENCING THE 25TH DAY OP APRIL, 1809. 

JAMES MADISON, President of the United States of America. To All Who 
Shall See These Presents. Greeting: 

Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the integrity, dilig- 
ance and abilities of Nathaniel Pope, of the Louisiana Territory, 1 have nom- 
inated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him 
Secretary in and for the Illinois Territory; and do authorize and impower 
him to execute and fulfill the duties of that office according to law, and to 
have and to hold the said office, with all the powers, privileges and emolu- 
ments to the same of right appertaining for the term of four years, from the 
day of the date hereof, unless the President of the United States for the time 
being should be pleased sooner to revoke and determine the commission. 

In Testimony Whereof, I have caused these letters to -be made patent and 
the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed. Given under my hand, 
at the city of Washington, the seventh day of March, in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and nine, and of the Independence of the United 
States of America the thirty-third. JAMES MADISON. 

By the President. 

R. SMITH, 
Secretary of State. 



APRIL 25th, 1809. 
TERRITORY OF LOUISIANA. 

Be it Remembered, That on the twenty-fifth day of April, one thousand 
eight hundred and nine, personally appeared before me, Otho Shrader,oneof 
the Judges in and over the Territory of Louisiana, Nathaniel Pope, Esquire, 
appointed secretary in and for the Illinois Territory, by commission of the 
President of the United States, bearing date the seventh day of march, last 
past, and took the following oath, to-wit: That he will support the constitu- 
tion of the United States and that he will perform the duties of his said office 
with fidelity, to the best of his knowledge and judgement. 

NAT. POPE. 

Sworn to and subscribed beforelme at the town of St.Genivive the day and 
year aforesaid. OTHO SHRADER. 



APRIL 28th. 

A PROCLAMATION BY NATHANIEL POPE, SECRETARY OF THE 

TERRITORY OF ILLINOIS AND EXERCISING THE 

GOVERNMENT THEREOF. 

By virtue of the powers vested in the Governor, for the prevention of 
crimes and injuries and for the execution of process civil and criminal within 



the Territory; I have thought proper to, and by this proclamation do, divide 
the Illinois Territory into two counties, to be called the County of St. Clair 
and the County of Randolph. The County of Randolph shall include all that 
part of the Illinois Territory lying south of the line dividing: the counties of 
Randolph and St. Clair as it existed under the government of the Indiana 
Territory on the last day ot February, in the year one thousand eight hun- 
dred and nine. And the county of St. Clair shall include all that part of the 
Territory which lies north of said line. 

Done at Kaskaskia, the 28th day of April, 1809, and of the Independence of 
the United States the thirty-third. NAT. POPE. 

Commissions were issued by the acting Governor to William Arnundui and 
Philip Fouke, appointing them Justices of the Peace in and for the county of 
Randolph, during the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. Also a 
commission to James Gilbreath, appointing him Sheriff of Randolph county r 
during the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



APRIL 29th. 

Application being made, accompanied by an affiidavit made before a Just- 
ice ot the Peace, charging James Dunlap with the murder of Rice Jones, and 
that the said James Dunlap had fled from justice and taken refuge in the 
Orleans Territory. The acting Governor issued his demand pursuant to the 
act of Congress, entitled "An act respecting fugitives from justice and per- 
sons escaping from the service of their masters," requesting the executive of 
the Orleans Territory to cause the said Dunlap to be arrested and secured 
according to the provisions of the said act. 



MAY 1st. 

A commission was issued by the acting Governor to Abram Clark, appoint- 
ing him Captain of a Militia company in the Regiment of Militia in St. Clair 
county during the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



MAY 2nd. 

Commissions were issued by the acting Governor to William Whiteside as 
Major and William B. Whiteside as Captain of Militia in the county of St. 
Clair during the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



MAY 3rd. 

Commissions were issued by the acting Governor to ^Nicholas Jarrot, John 
Hay, Caldwell Cairnes, Thomas Todd, Jacob A. Boyes, James Lemen, Enoch 
Moore, David Badgley, James Bankson, William Biggs, Robert Elliott, John 
Finlay, David White, Samuel S. Kennedy, Antoine Deschamps, Harry Mun- 
roe Fisher, and Nicholas Boilvin, appointing them Justices of the Peace, 
John Hay, Sheriff, and Enoch Moore, Coroner, during the pleasure of the 
Governor for the time being. 

Commissions were also issued to Elias Rector as Adjutant General of the 
Militia of the Territory, ShadrchBond, Junior, Lieutenant Colonel Command- 
ant, and John Mordock as Major, in the county of St. Clair. Elihu Mather 
Adjutant of the Regiment of St. Clair county. Jean Beauleau, Ettienne Pin- 
cenneau, John Scott, James Moore, William Pruitt, Francois Racine, Henry 
Munroe Fisher, James Stockton and Franklin Jarvis, Captains. George De- 
ment, Joseph Manegle, George Atchison, Enoch Moore, 1st of a Cavalry 



*Resigmed. 



company, Jacob Ogle, 2nd of a Cavalry company; John Teaters, Pierre Lizje, 
Samuel Kinney, Samuel Judy and Isaac Ferguson, Lieutenants; and William 
Blair, Henry Mace, Cornet of a Cavalry company; William Scott Jun., Bap- 
tiste Saucier, Francois Dernette and Harry Cook, Ensigns of the Regiment 
of St. Clair county during the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



MAY 4th. 

The acting Governor issued Dedimus's to John Hay at Cahokia, Nicholas 
Boilyin and Harry M. Fisher at Prairie du Chien, and Thomas Forsythe at 
Piorias, authorizing them to administer the necessary oaths of office to the 
officers commissioned in St. Clair county. Also commissions to Michel Bris- 
bois, Lieut., and John Marie, Cardinal Ensign of a Militia company at Prairie 
du Chien during the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



MAY 5th. 

The acting Governor issued a commission to David Anderson appointing 
him Captain of a Militia company in the county of Randolph during the 
pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



MAY 6th. 

The acting Governor issued commissions to the following persons as Militia 
officers in the county of Randolph, viz.: Pierre Menard, Lieutenant Colonel 
Commandant; Robert Robinson, Major; Giles Hull, Thomas Leavens and 
Antoine LaChapelle, Captains; John Worley, Absalom Cox, William Goings, 
Jesse Griggs and James Hughes, Lieutenants; and Daniel Hull, William Mc- 
Bride and Benjamin Vermillion, Jun., Ensigns, to continue in office during 
the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 

Also com missions issued to David Anderson, *Paul Harleston, James Mc- 
Roberts, William Alexander, and Henry Levens, appointing them Justices 
of the Peace in the county of Randolph, during the pleasure of the Governor 
for the time being, and issued a Dedimus to Giles Hull to administer the 
proper oath of office to William Alexander and James McRoberts. 



MAY 7th. 

The acting Governor issued commissions to Andrew Barbeau as Captain, 
and Pierre LeComte as Lieutenants of Militia in the county of Randolph, dur- 
ing the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



MAY 17th. 

The acting Governor issued commissions to Micha'el Jones as Adjutant of 
the Regiment of Randolph county, and Antoine Lachance as Ensign of Militia 
in the same county, to continue during the pleasure of the Governor for the 
time being. 

Also commissions to Jean Baptiste Barbeau and John Groething appointing 
them Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Randolph, to continue 
during the pleasure of the Governor for the time being, and authorized James 
Brady by Dedimus to administer the oaths of office to the said John Groething. 



"Resigned. 



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MAY 20th. 

The acting Governor issued commissions to * James Ford, Jonathan Taylor, 
Thomas Ferguson, Hamlet Ferguson, tFrederick Grater, and Robert Hay, 
appointing mem Justices of the Peace for the County of Randolph to continue 
during the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



MAY 21st. 

The acting Governor issued Dedimuses to James Ford, Thomas Ferguson, 
and Tousaint Dubois, authorizing them to administer the oaths of office to 
those persons who had been appointed who might apply to them for that pur- 
pose. 

Also a commission to Levi Compton appointing him a Justice of the Peace 
in and for the County of Randolph, to continue during the pleasure of the 
Governor for the time being. 



MAY 22nd. 

The acting Governor issued a commission to Isaac White appointing him 
a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Randolph, during the pleasure 
of the Governor for the time being, t 



JUNE 2d. 

The Acting Governor issued a commission to Joseph Eberman, appointing 
him a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Randolph, during the 
pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



JUNE 7th. 

The Acting Governor issued a commission to Nathaniel Green, appointing 
him a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Randolph, during the 
pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



JUNE llth. 

Ninian Edwards, Esq., appointed by the President of the United States 
Governor of the Illinois Territory, produced his commission, together with a 
certificate of his qualification, as follows, to-wit: 

JAMES MADISON, President of the United States of America. To All Who 
Shall See These Presents. Greeting: 

Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, in- 
tegrity and abilities of Ninian Edwards, of Kentucky, I do appoint him Gov- 
ernor in and over the Illinois Territory; and do authorize and empower him 
to execute and fulfill the duties of that office according to law, and to have 
and to hold the said office with all the powers, privileges and emoluments to 
the same of right appertaining, until the end of the next session of the Sen- 
ate of the United States, and no longer, unless the President of the United 
States for the time being should be pleased sooner to revoke and determine 
this commission. 

In testimony whereof I have caused these letters to be made patent and the 
seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed. 



*Removed. tResigrned. Jlsaac White resigned Feb. 4th, 1810. 



Given under my hand at the City of Washington, the twenty-fourth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and nine, and 
of the Independence of the United States of America the thirty- third. 

JAMES MADISON. 
By the President. 

R. SMITH. 
Secretary of State. 

JUNE llth. 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ) T -.. 

SEVENTH CIRCUIT AND KENTUCKY DISTRICT. / 

This day his Excellency, Ninian Edwards, personally appeared before me, 
the subscriber, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and took the oath 
prescribed by an act of Congress, enitled "An act to regulate the time and 
manner of administering certain oaths;" also the oath that he would well and 
truly execute the office of Governor of the Illinois Territory according to the 
best of his skill and judgment. 

Given under my hand and seal this twenty-seventh day of May, one thous- 
- -N >, and eight hundred and nine, and of the American Independence 
SEAL. V the thirty-third year. 
l . ' J THOMAS TODD. 



JUNE 13th. 

A resolution signed by the Governor and two of the Judges of the Illinois 
Territory, respecting the laws of the Indiana Territory was delivered to the 
Secretary and filed in his office. 



JUNE 16th. 

The Governor and two of the Judges of the Illinois Territory passed and 
signed the laws with the following titles, which were filed -with the Secretary, 
to- wit: 

An act repealing certain laws and parts of laws. 
An act concerning the Courts of Commonpleas. 
An act to regulate the times of holding the General Court. 

The Governor commissioned Samuel Omelvaney and George Robinson, 
Justices of the Peace, and William Stewart, Survey9r, in the County of Ran- 
dolph, during the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



JUNE 17th. 

The Governor commissioned Robert Morrison, Clerk of the General Court; 
William C. Grenup, Clerk of the Court of Commonpleas and Clerk of the 
County Court of Randolph; John Hay, Clerk of the Court of Commonpleas 
for the County of St. Clair; William Arundel, Recorder of Randolph County, 
and Robert Gaston, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Ran- 
dolph, to continue during the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



JUNE 19th. 

The Governor and two of the Judges of the Illinois Territory passed And ^ 
signed a law with the following title, which was delivered to the Secretly, g . "" 
to- wit: 

An act in addition to an act repealing certain laws and parts of laws. .$ 



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JUNE 20th. 

The Governor commissioned John Hay, Clerk of the County Court of St. 
Clair, John G. Lofton, a Justice of the I*eace in St. Clair County, and Will- 
iam Arundel, Coroner of Randolph County, during the pleasure of the Gov- 
ernor for the time being. 



JUNE 22d. 

The Governor commissioned John Messenger Surveyor of St. Clair County, 
and William Morrison, John Robinson and *John Edgar, (the said Edgar in 
the place of William Morrison who refused to .accept), Justices of the Peace 
in and for the County of Randolph, to continue during the pleasure of the 
Governor for the time being. 



JUNE 23d. 

A new Battalion of Militia having been formed in that part of the County 
of Randolph lying on the river Ohio, the Governor directed the commanding 
officers of companies therein, to hold elections in their respective companies 
for the purpose of electing proper persons to command the said companies 
and for the recommendation of a proper person as Major. 



JUNE 28th. 

The Governor commissioned John Edgar a Justice of the Peace in Randolph 
County (in the place of John Edgar, refused to accept) during the pleasure 
of the Governor for the time being. 

The Governor removed James Gilbreath from the office of Sheriff in the 
County of Randolph. 

The Governor commissioned Benjamin Stephenson sheriff of Randolph 
County during the pleasure of the Governor for the time being, in the place 
of James Gilbreath, removed. 



JULY 4th. 

The Governor issued the following General Order and forwarded copies 
thereof to each Captain in Col. Menard's and Col. Bond's regiments, to- wit: 

GENTLEMEN: The late organization of the Militia and the appointments 
recently made thereto by the Secretary of this Territory, were rendered 
necessary by sudden emergency; and I am free to declare that the course he 
adopted was precisely such as I myself should have pursued under similar 
circumstances, notwithstanding this, it has not been thought, either by him 
or myself, that such a plan having been adopted, ought to limit a course of 
inquiry, which would have been proper in the first instance, provided im- 
perious circumstances had not rendered it impracticable. I therefore take up 
the business as if it had not been acted on at all; and not having proper in- 
formation of the standing and reputation of individuals, having received 
various and contradictory accounts of them, and being disposed to acquire 
the best imformation the nature of the case will admit of, I have thought 
proper to request that each company in Colonel Bond's regiment and each 
company in Colonel Menard's regiment shall be mustered on the fifth day of 
August next, at the usual place of mustering such company; and that when 
so convened they shall elect and recommend to me such officers as are neces- 
sary to the command of the company. That the persons thus elected and 
recommended by the companies, shall meet on the fifth day after the election 
at the usual place of mustering the Battalions which such companies compose, 
provided such place shall have been or may hereafter be so designated ac- 
cording to law, and if otherwise they shall meet at the usual place of muster- 

*Resigned. 



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ing the Regiment to which they belong, and when so met together those per- 
sons shall elect and recommend to me some proper person residing in the 
bounds of each respective Battalion, as a Major. And that all the persons 
thus chosen in each Battalion, shall in five days thereafter convene at the 
usual place of mustering the Regiment to which they respectively belong and 
^lect and recommend to me a proper person, residing within the bounds of 
the Regiment, as Colonel-, and another person proper for the appointment of 
Adjutant. 

This plan is rendered necessary by my want of acquaintance with the peo- 
ple and adopted solely on that account. By it every citizen will be placed on 
a fair equality. Merit will have a fair opportunity of receiving its just re- 
ward. Old officers who are meritorious will be in no danger from submitting 
to this scrutiny and those who are not meritorious will have no claim to an 
exemption from it. 

I feel it also my -duty to request those good people who constitute the 
Militia to be as circumspect and prudent as possible in the selection of those 
persons who probably will be appointed to command them, as I am deter- 
mined to enforce the strictest observance of the militia law. 

And to the candidates I give fair notice: 

1st. That if any improper and unfair means are used by any one in the 
proposed election I will not appoint him to the office for which he may be 
recommended nor to any other within my gift. And, 2d. That from all I 
appoint I shall require the most faithful and diligent attention to the duties 
of the offices to which he may be promoted. 



JULY 6th. 

The Governor commissioned Archibald Thompson, a Justice of the Peace 
in Randolph County, during the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 

The Governor commissioned Stace McDonough, Captain of Militia in the 
County of Randolph, during the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



JULY 8th. 

The Governor commissioned Robert Gaston a Captain of Militia in the 
County of Randolph, during the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



JULY 9th. 

The Governor commissioned George Cadwell a Justice of the Peace, and 
Amos Squire a Captain of Militia, in St. Clair County, to continue during the 
pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



JULY 17th. 

The Governor having received a commission from the President of the 
United States reappointing him, by and with the advice of the Senate, Gov- 
ernor of the Illinois Territory, took the several oaths required by law before 
Alexander Stuart, one of the Judges of the said Territory. 



JULY 18th. 

The Governor commissioned Robert Morrison, Adjutant General of the 
Militia of the Territory, during the pleasure of the Governor for the time be- 
ing, in place of Elias Rector, removed; and Robert Gilbreath a Justice of the 
Peace in Randolph County. 



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JULY 20th. 

The Governor and Judges passed and signed four laws with the following 
titles, and delivered them to the Secretary, to-wit: 



A law to alter and repeal certain parts of an act, entitled a law to regulate 
county levies; also to alter and amend the said law entitled to regu- 
late county levies [and to enforce the collection of county levies for the year 
1809. 

An act concerning County Courts. 
An act concerning the General Courts. 

A law respecting arrearages due the former Sheriff of Randolph County, as 
also fees due him. 



JULY 21st. 

The Governor and Judges passed and signed three laws with the following 
titles, which was delivered to the Secretary and filed, to-wit: 

A law to prevent frauds and perjuries, adopted from the Kentucky codes. 

An act appropriating fines, amercements, penalties, forfeitures and taxes 
imposed on law process to the use of the Territorial Government. 

An act concerning fees in the General Court. 



JULY 22d. 

The Governor and Judges passed and signed a law with the following title f 
which was delivered to the Secretary and filed, to-wit: 

An act to authorize the guarding of county jails. 



JULY 24th. 

The Governor commissioned Benjamin H. Doyle, Attorney General of the 
Territory, during the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



JULY 25th. 

The Governor commissioned John Hay, Recorder of St. Clair County, dur- 
ing the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



AUGUST 24th. 

On the demand of His Excellency, Meri wether Lewis, Governor of the 
Louisiana Territory, of the body of Simon Vanorsdale, a fugitive from jus- 
tice, charged, by an indictment found, with having assaulted and wounded 
an officer of the District of St. Louis in the execution of his office, and stat- 
ing that the said fugitive had taken refuge in the Illinois Territory. The 
Secretary, exercising the government in the absence of the Governor, issued 
his warrant directed to the Sheriff of St. Clair County requiring him to appre- 
hend the said fugitive pursuant to the law of the United States in that case 
made and provided. 



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SEPTEMBER 9th. 

Filed in the Secretary's office a letter from the Governor, removing from 
office James Ford and Robert Hays appointed Justices of the Peace of Ran- 
dolph County. 



SEPTEMBER^22d. 

The Secretary, exercising the government in the absence of the Governor 
from the Territory, appointed John Bradshaw and John Phelps Justices of 
the Peace of Randolph County. 



DECEMBER 9th. 

The Governor appointed William Scott, Shadrack Bond, Jr., John Thomas, 
Jr., and John F. Jrerry, Justices of the Peace of St. Clair County. 

The Governor removed from office of Justice of the Peace of St. Clair 
County, Samuel S. Kennedy. 



DECEMBER 21st. 

The Governor appointed John McFerron and William Boone, Justices of 
the Peace of Randolph County. 



DECEMBER 22d. 

Filed in the Secretary's office a law passed by the Governor and Judges, 
entitled "A law giving the Sheriff of the County of Randolph further time to 
make out and deliver a list of persons and property liable to taxation in the 
said county for the year 1809 and to give him further time for the collection 
thereof." Which law bears date December twenty-second, one thousand 
eight hundred and nine. 

The Governor appointed William Whiteside Colonel of Militia of St. Clair 
County. 

The Governor appointed John Moredock, Major of the Militia of St. Clair 
County. 

The Governor appointed Thomas Levans, James Hughes and Isaac White, 
Majors of Militia of Randolph County. 



DECEMBER 30th. 

The Governor appointed John Jourdon Crittenden, Attorney General of 
the Territory, in the place of Benjamin H. Doyle, resigned. 



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ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND TEN. 



JANUARY 2d. 

The Governor appointed Philip Tramell, James Ford, Hamlet Furguson, 
"William Simpson, *John Beard, Philip Fouke, William Alexander, Pierre Le 
donate, Absolom Cox, *0tho Lewis and *John Lacey, Captains of Militia ot 
Randolph County. 

The Governor appointed Jacob Fisher, Thomas Roberts, *Jesse Griggs, 
Clement Drury, Isaiah Levens, William McBride and Nicholas H. Stephen- 
son, Lieutenants of Militia of Randolph County. 

The Governor appointed Thomas Wadley, John Hill, Antoine Louvier. 
William Everett, Antoine Danis, John Pillars, and George Steele, Ensigns or 
the Militia of Randolph County. 

The Governor appointed John Beaulieu, Ettienne Pincenneau, John Scott, 
Amos Squire, William Pruitt, Samuel Judy, Toliyer Right, Abraham Clark 
and Jacob Short, Captains of the Militia of St. Clair County. 

The Governor appointed Joseph Manegle, Pierre Lize, William McDaniel, 
William Gilham, Valentine Brazil, Henry Cook, Solomon Pruitt, Abraham 
Stallions and Moses Quick, Lieutenants of Militia of St. Clair County. 

The Governor appointed John B. Saucier, Nicholas Fargeon, Phillip Rader, 
James Duett, James Bradsby, Samuel Whiteside, Thomas Rotter and James 
Thomas, Ensigns of Militia of St. Clair County. 

The Governor appointed David Anderson, Adjutant of the Regiment of 
Militia of Randolph County, and James Smith, Adjutant of the Regiment of 
Militia of St. Clair County. 



JANUARY 16th. 

The Governor appointed Jacob Ogle, 1st Lieutenant; John Vaugn, 2d Lieu- 
tenant, and Simon Wheelock, Cornet, in Captain James B. Moore's Company 
of Cavalry in St. Clair County. 



JANUARY 22d. 

The Governor appointed Owen Eavans, Captain of Militia of Randolph 
County. 



JANUARY 31st. 

Filed in the Secretary's office the following laws passed and adopted by 
the Governor and Judges, viz: 

An act concerning the Clerks of County Courts, bearing date of the 26th 
January, 1810. 

An act concerning appeals from the judgment of Justices of the Peace to 
the County Courts, bearing date 26th January, 1810; adopted from the Ken- 
tucky code. 



*Resigrned 



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An act repealing part of a law, entitled "A law for the prevention of vice- 
and immorality," bearing date 26th January, 1810. 



JANUARY 31st. 

Filed in the Secretary's office an act, entitled "An act concerning fornica- 
tion and adultery," bearing date January 26th, 1810; adopted from the 
Georgia code. 



FEBRUARY 2d. 

The Governor appointed William McDonald a Justice of the Peace of St. 
Clair County. 



FEBRUARY 4th. 

The Governor appointed Leonard White a Justice of the Peace of Ran- 
dolph County, vice Isaac White, resigned. 

The Governor appointed John Hibbins and *Francis Wheatly, Lieutenants 
of Militia of Randolph County. 

The Governor appointed Dickinson Garritt and John Murphy, Ensigns of 
Militia of Randolph County. 



FEBRUARY 10th. 

The Governor appointed John Hibbins a Justice of the Peace of Randolph 
County. 



MARCH 5th. 

The Governor appointed George Hacker a Justice of the Peace of Randolph 
County. 



MARCH 7th. 

Filed in the Secretary's office the following laws passed and adopted by the 
Governor and Judges, viz: 

An act regulating the manner of taking depositions, dated February 26th, 
1810; adopted from Georgia code. An act prescribing the duty of sheriffs in 
a certain case, dated February 26th, 1810; adopted from the Gorgia code. 

An act to repeal part of an act of the General Assembly of the Indiana 
Territory, passed the 17th day of September, 1807, entitled "An act respect- 
ing crimes and punishments,' dated 27th February, 1810. 

An act repealing part of an act, entitled "An act concerning appeals from 
the judgement of Justices of the Peace to the County Courts," dated Febru- 
ary 27th, 1810. 

A law concerning Grand Jurors, dated March 3rd, 1810; adopted from the 
Kentucky code. 



*Resisrned 



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MARCH llth. 

An act to prevent unlawful gaming, dated March 9th, 1810; adopted from 
the Virginia code. 



APRIL 7th. 

The Secretary, exercising the government in the absence of the Governor 
from the Territory, appointed *Tnomas Turpin Crittenden, Attorney General 
of the Territory, vice John J. Crittenden, resigned. 

Filed in the Secretary's office an act, entitled "An act repealing parts of 
certain acts,' 7 dated March 13th, 1810. 



APRIL 14th. 

Filed in the Secretary's office an act, entitled "An act to suppress duell- 
ing," dated April 7th, 1810; adopted from the Virginia code. 



APRIL 19th. 

The Secretary, in the absence of the Governor from the Territory, ap- 
pointed Michael Jones, Colonel of the Militia f Randolph County. 



APRIL 24th. 

The Secretary, in the absence of the Governor from the Territory, ap- 
pointed William B. Whiteside, Major of the Militia in St. Clair County. 



APRIL 28th. 

The Secretary, in the absence of the Governor from the Territory, ap- 
pointed William Gilham a Justice of the Peace of St. Clair County. 



MAY 28th. 

Filed in the Secretary's office a law, entitled "A law concerning advertise- 
ments," dated May 21st, 1810. 

Elias Rector appointed by the Governor, Adjutant General, vice Robert 
Morrison, resigned. 

The Governor appointed Thomas Upton a Justice of the Peace of Randolph 
County. 



MAY 31st. 

The Governor appointed William Rector, Surveyor of Randolph County, 
vice William Stewart, removed. 



JUNE 13th. 
The Governor issued a commission to the Judges of the General Court di- 



*Resigned 



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recting them, or some one of them, to hold, on Monday, the second day of 
July next, a court of Oyer & Terminer and special jail delivery for the trial 
of Moses Cannady, charged with a capital offence. 



> JUNE 19th. 

The Governor issued a commission to the Judges of the General Court, di- 
recting them, or some one of them, to hold, on Monday, the second day of July 
next, a court of Oyer and Terminer and special jail delivery for the trial of 
John Gibson, charged with a capital offense. 



JUNE 23d. 

The Governor appointed Thomas T. Crittenden, Aid de Camp to the Com- 
mander in Chief. 



JUNE 26th. 

The Governor appointed Samuel Levering, Lieutenant of Militia of Ran- 
dolph County. 



FJuNE 27th. 

The Governor appointed Isaac White, Colonel; Philip Tramell and Ham- 
let Ferguson, Majors, in the Third Regiment of the Militia. 

The Governor issued a commission to Leonard White, to administer the 
oaths ot office to persons appointed to office by the Executive of the Terri- 
tory, for Randolph County. 



JUNE 30th. 

The Governor appointed William Boon, Captain in the First Regiment of 
the Militia, and William Pyle, a Justice of the Peace, of Randolph County. 

The Governor issued a commission to William Boon, to administer the 
oaths of office to persons appointed to office by the Executive of the Terri- 
tory for Randolph County. 



JULY 2d. 

The Governor appointed William Everett and George Steele, Lieutenants, 
and James Smith and James Gill, Ensigns in the First Regiment, and Will- 
iam Griffin, Ensign in the Second Regiment of the Militia. 



JULY 9th. 

The Governor appointed Joseph Riley, Lieutenant, and William Simpson, 
Jr., Ensigns, in the Third Regiment or the Militia. 



JULY 20th. 

The Governor appointed Willis Hargrove, James Trousdale and Joseph 
Mott, Captains; Adrian Davenport, Jr., David Snodgrass and Arthur Jour- 
don, Lieutenants, and Irvin Wilson, Jarrard Tramell, Jr., and Edward 
Prator, Ensigns, in the Third Regiment of the Militia. 



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AUGUST 2d. 

John Prichard appointed by the Governor a Justice of the Peace of Ran- 
dolph County. 

The Governor appointed William Alcorn and Thomas Griffith, Captains; 
Gabriel Fesworth and Thomas Wells, Lieutenants, and Samuel Waters and 
Walker Dannel, Ensigns, in the Third Regiment of the Militia. 



AUGUST 3d. 

The Governor appointed Leonard White, Captain; Henry Kenyon, Lieu- 
tenant, and John Forester, Ensign, of a volunteer company in the Third 
Regiment of the Militia. 



AUGUST 4th. 

The Governor issued a commission to John Phelps to administer the oaths 
of office to persons appointed to office by the Executive of the Territory for 
Randolph County. 

AUGUST 6th. 

The Governor issued a commission to Hamlet Ferguson to administer the 
oaths of office to persons appointed to office in Randolph County by the ex- 
ecutive of the Territory. 

The Governor appointed Alexander Wilson, Justice of the Peace of Ran- 
dolph County. 



AUGUST 21st. 

The Governor appointed Henry Noble a Justice of the Peace of Randolph 
County. 



AUGUST 26th. 

The Governor appointed Jesse Griggs, Lieutenant, and Joseph Z. Wimsatt, 
Ensign, in the Second Battalion of the First Regiment of the Militia. 



SEPTEMBER 1st. 

The Governor appointed Jacob Fisher, Captain, and Bazil Levens, Lieu- 
tenant, in the First Regiment of the Militia. 



SEPTEMBER 18th. 

The Governor appointed Gabriel Greathouse a Justice of the Peace of Ran- 
dolph County. 



SEPTEMBER 22d. 
The Governor issued a commission to the Judges of the General Court, or 



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any one of them to hold a special court of Oyer and Terminer for the trial of 
Alexander Blair, Wilson McEbendon, William Fisher, John Hibbins, Isaac 
Casey, Samuel Tomason and Josnua Williams, charged with a capital offense. 
The trial to be held on Wednesday, the fifth day of December, 1810. 



OCTOBER 6th. 

The Governor appointed * John Cockran, Captain in the first Regiment of 
the Militia. 



OCTOBER 13th. 

The Governor appointed Stace McDonnaugh Captain, and James Lee, En- 
sign in the first Regiment of the Militia. 



OCTOBER 29th. 

The Governor app9inted John Cooper Captain, EireyLedbetter, Lieutenant, 
William Porter, Ensign in the Third Regiment of the Militia, and Andrew 
Bankston Lieutenant, and Christopher Barnhart and William Griffin Ensigns 
in the Second Regiment of the Militia. Nicholas Jarrott and William Rector 
Aids de Camp to the Commander in-Chief, Benjamin M. Piatt Attorney Gen- 
eral, Truemau Tuttle a Justice of the Peace of St. Clair County, William 
Montgomery, Sr., and Marvin Fuller, Justices of the Peace of Randolph 
county. 

NOVEMBER 4th. 

The Governor appointed William Arundel, Notary Public of Randolph 
county. 



DECEMBER 5th. 

The Governor appointed William Mears Aid de Camp to the Commander- 
in-chief of the Militia. 



JANUARY 23d, 1811. 

The Governor appointed John Campbell a Justice of the Peace of St. Clair 
county, John Francois Perry, William Biggs, and John Thomas Judges of 
the Court of Common Pleas of St. Clair county, John Hay Clerk of the Court 
of Common Pleas of St. Clair county. 

Peter Menard, William Morrison and William Rector Judges of the Court 
of Common Pleas of Randolph county, William C. Greenup Clerk of the 
Court of Common Pleas of Randolph county. 



JANUARY 24th. 

Filed in the Secretary's office the following Laws, viz: 

An act repealing so much of the Law of the Territory regulating county 
levies as imposes a tax on meat cattle. 



Resigned. 

T R 2 



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An act concerning Court of Common Pleas. 

An act concerning occupying claimants of lands, adopted from the Ken- 
tucky code. 

An act concerning the powers of the Governor of the Territory of Illinois, 
adopted from the constitution of the State of Pennsylvania. 



FEBRUARY 3d. 

Upon the joint petition of James Gilbreath and Jacob Funk that executions 
had been issued against them to collect of each the sum of twenty- five dollars 
fora breach of the gambling act. The Governor issued commissions remit- 
ting the tines of each of them. 



FEBRUARY llth. 

The Governor appointed George Fisher and John McFerron Judges of the 
Court of Common Pleas of Randolph County, vice Peter Menardand William 
Rector, resigned. 



FEBRUARY 14th. 

The Governor appointed James Finny Judge of the Court of Common Pleas 
of Randolph county, vice George Fisher, resigned. 



FEBRUARY 15th. 

The Governor appointed Jacob Funk a Justice of the Peace of Randolph 
county. 

Abraham Stallions Captain, and Daniel Primm Lieutenant in the Second 
Regiment of the Militia, Jesse Griggs Captain, and Joseph J. Wimsatt Lieu- 
tent of the First Regiment of the Militia. 



MARCH 17th. 

The Governor commissioned Thomas Levins Lieutenant Colonel Command- 
ant of the First Regiment Militia in the place of Michael Jones, removed. 

And Pit r re Lacont Major of the First Battallion in the First Regiment of 
Militia in the place of Thomas Levins, promoted. 

Also Clement Drury Captain and Antoine Louvier Lieutenant in the First 
Regiment of the Militia during the pleasure of the Governor for the time be- 
ing. 



APRIL 24th. 

The Governor commissioned William Pruitt Major of the Third Battallion 
of the Second Regiment of the Militia, and John Louton, William Edes, and 
Valentine Brazel Captains, and John Liudley and James Bradsby Lieuten- 
ants, and Thomas Greene Ensign in the Second Regiment of the Militia dur- 
ing the pleasure of the Governor for the time being. 



MAY 20th. 

The Governor commissioned Samuel Levering Captain in the First Regi- 
ment of the Militia in the place of Philip Fouke, removed. 



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JUNE 4th. 

The Governor commissioned Ajalon Dillingham Captain and Henry Clen- 
dennen Ensign in the First Regiment of the Militia. 



JUNE 16th. 

The Governor commissioned Philip Rochblave Ensign in the First Regi- 
ment of the Militia. 



JUNE 17th. 

The Governor commissioned William C. Greenup Lieutenant of the First 
Regiment of the Militia in the place of Samuel Levering, promoted. 



JUNE 22nd. 

A law entitled "A law concerning the Militia," adopted from the Militia 
law of South Carolina by the Governor and Judges of the Territory, was 
filed in the Secretary's office. 



JUNE 23d. 

The Governor commissioned John H. Robinson Aid de Carap to the Briga- 
dier General on the recommendation of Brigadier General William Rector. 



JUNE 26th. 

The Governor and Judges of the Territory having passsed a law entitled 
4 *A law concerning the Militia" adopted from the Kentucky code. The, 
same was filed in the Secretary's office. 



JUNE 27th. 

The Governor commissioned Benjamin Stephenson Brigade Inspector of 
the Militia on the recommendation of Brigadier General William Rector. 

The Governor appointed Samuel Whiteside Captain, Josiah Roberts Lieu- 
tenant and Titus Gregg Ensign in the Second Regiment of Militia. 



JUNE 28th. 

The Governor appointed Nathan Davis and John B. Murray Justices of the 
Peace of Randolph county. 



JUNE 29th. 

The Governor appointed Samuel Vermillion, Ensign in the First Regiment 
of Militia. 

JULY 1st. 

The Governor appointed John Thomas Lieutenant in the First Regiment 
of Militia. 



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JULY 2d. 

The Governor appointed Philip Fouke Captain and Adam Wool wrick En- 
sign in the First Regiment of Militia, and Edward Ebert Captain, Augustus 
Pinsiuo Ensign and Pierre Martan Lieutenant of the Second Regiment of 
Militia. 



AUGUST 8th. 

The Governor appointed Thomas Forsythe a Justice of the Peace of St. 
Clair county, and John Baptiste Duford Captain of Militia in the Second 
Regiment. 

The Governor and Judges having passed a law entitled "A Law altering 
the time of holding the general court at Cahokia in the County of St. Clair. "" 
The same was filed in the Secretary's office. 



SEPTEMBER 18th. 

The Governor commissioned William C. Greenup Captain in the First Reg- 
iment of the Militia, vice Samuel Levering, deceased, and Philip Rochblave 
Lieutenant in the First Regiment, vice William C. Greenup promoted, also- 
Clement C. Conway Quartermaster Sergeant. 



SEPTEMBER 23d. 

The Governor appointed John Grants, Esqr., a Justice of the Peace of 
Randolph county. 



SEPTEMBER 25th. 

The Governor appointed William Me Henry Captain, vice, Joseph Mott re- 
signed; Lewis Barker Captain, vice John Cooper resigned; Thomas Williams- 
Captain, vice David Suodgrass resigned; William Thrash Ensign, John 
Scroggin Ensign, vice William Porter; Frederick Busel Lieutenant, vice A. 
Davenport resigned; Curtis Anderson Ensign, vice Edward Prat her; William 
H. Ramsey Lieutenant, vice Joseph Riley resigned; David Tude Ensign, 
vice Dickinson Garrett (?) resigned; Jarrot Trammel Lieutenant, vice Ar- 
thur Jordan removed. 



SEPTEMBER 25th. 

William Maxwell Ensign, vice Jarrot Trammel promoted; James Sempson 
Lieutenant, vice Gabriel Titsworth, and James Fox Ensign, vice Samuel 
Waters resigned; in the Third Regiment of the Militia. 



SEPTEMBER 26th. 

The Governor appointed Samuel McGowen Lieutenant, John Bushfield 
Ensign. William Hughes Lieutenant, vice Henry Kenyan (who did not ac- 
cept); John Hargrave Ensign, vice John Forrester resigned; Thomas Green 
Captain, Thomas Whitaker Lieutenant, Leonard Waller Ensign, in the Third 
Regiment of the Militia, and John Cole Captain, Levi Hughes Lieutenant, 
John Hogan Ensign, Henry Kenyan Adjutant, in the Third Regiment. 



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SEPTEMBER 28th. 

The Governor appointed Ezra Owens Quartermaster. John McFerron Pro- 
vost Marshal, and James Finney Judge Advocate, in the First Regiment of 
Militia. 



OCTOBER 3d. 

The Governor appointed William Worley Ensign, Benjamin Fort, Fife Ma- 
ior, Thomas V. Swearingen Ensign, Jacob Bowerman Ensign, in the First 
Regiment of Militia. 



OCTOBER 8th. 

The Governor appointed William Nash a Justice of the Peace for the 
County of Randolph. 



OCTOBER 10th, 

The Governor appointed John Choiser Quartermaster Sergeant, James 
Hensley Fife Major, Henry Oldham Surgeon, Francis Leach Paymaster, 
John Ormsby Drum Major, Thomas Shannon Surgeon's Mate, John Murgly 
(?) Quartermaster, and John Campbell Sergeant Major, in the Third Regiment 
of Militia. 



NOVEMBER 28th. 

The Governor appointed Philip Trammel Lieutenant Colonel, and James 
Ford, Major, in the Fourth Regiment of Militia. 



NOVEMBER 29th. 

The Governor appointed Willis Hargrave Major, in the Fourth Regiment of 
Militia. 

The Governor and Judges having passed an act entitled an act to repeal 
an act entitled an act to encourage the killing of wolves. The same was 
filed in the Secretary's office. 



DECEMBER 14th. 

The Governor appointed Charles R. Matheny, Robert Lemmon and Abram 
Teter Justices of the Peace for the County of St. Clair. 



JANUARY 10th, 1812. 

The Governor appointed Leonard White, Esq., Captain in the Fourth Reg- 
iment of Militia. 



JANUARY 20th. 



The Governor appointed Owen Evans and William Simpson Majors, also 
James Trousdale Captain and Thomas Ried Lieutenant, in the Third Keg' 
ment of the Militia. 



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JANUARY 25th. 

The Governor appointed Lewis Barker Captain in the Fourth Regiment of 
Militia. 



JANUARY 22d. 

The Governor appointed William McHenry and Thomas E. Craig Captain* 
in the Fourth Regiment of Militia. 

The Governor appointed Lewis Barker a Justice of the Peace for the County 
of Randolph. 



JANUARY 24th. 

The Governor appointed Isaac Griffin and Solomon Pruitt Captains, John 
Goings Lieutenant, George Mitchel and Isaac Gilham Ensigns, in the Second 
Regiment of Militia. The Governor appointed James Bradbury, Ensign, in 
the Fourth Regiment of Militia. 



JANUARY 27th. 

The Governor appointed John Groves and John Wicks Captains, in the 
Fourth Regiment of Militia. 

Trueman Tuttle was appointed Surgeon and Elihu Mather Adjutant, in 
tho Second Regiment of Militia. 



FEBRUARY 13th. 

The Governor appointed Jarrot Trammel, Frederick Bucks, Asa Leadbetter, 
William R. Ashley, John Campbell, and James Davenport Lieutenants in the 
Fourth Regiment of Militia. 

William Maxfield, John Scroggms, John Damerwood, John Lucas, and 
William McCormick were appointed Ensigns in the Fourth Regiment of 
Militia. 

The Governor appointed Thomas E. Craig a Justice of the Peace for Ran- 
dolph county. 

The Governor appointed William Savage Captain, Titus Gregg Lieutenant,, 
and Peter Waggoner Ensign, in the Second Regiment of the Militia. 



FEBRUARY 25th. 

mry Lewis Capti 
moved away. 

The resignation of Clemant Drury as captain of Militia received and filed. 



The Governor appointed Henry Lewis Captain in the First Regiment of 
the Militia, vice Philip Fouke, moved away. 



MARCH 7th. 

The Governor appointed Shadrack Bond, Jr., Aid de Camp to the Com- 
mander-in- Chief. 

Thomas Todd a Justice of the Peace for the County of St. Clair, and Henry 
Conner Lieutenant in the First Regiment of the Militia. 

The resignation of Samuel Vermillion as Ensign received and filed. 



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MARCH llth. 

The Governor appointed Elias Bancroft a Lieutenant in the First Regi- 
ment of the Militia. 



MARCH 14th. 

The Governor appointed Gabriel Duscher (?) Captain, Antoine Blay, Jr., 
Lieutenant arid Antoine Blay, Sr., Ensign in the First Regiment of the 
Militia of Illinois. 

The Governor issued the following proclamation, by Ninian Edwards, 
Esquire, Governor and Commander- in-Chief of the Illinois Territory. 

A PROCLAMATION. 

WHEREAS It is enacted by the fourth section of a law of congress "divid- 
ing the Indiana Territory into two separate governments," etc., etc. 

That so much of the ordinance for the Government of the territory north- 
west of the Ohio as relates to the organization of a General Assembly therein, 
and prescribes the powers thereof, shall be in force, and operate in the Illi- 
nois Territory, whenever satisfactory evidence shall be given to the Governor 
thereof, that such is the wish of a majority, and 

WHEREAS, I have received several petitions from the citizens of this terri- 
tory requesting that a General Assembly may be organized therein, which 
seems to render it necessary that a proper opportunity should be afforded 
those free holders of furnishing the "satisfactory evidence" required by the 
above recited law. 

I have, therefore, thought proper to issue this, my proclamation, directing 
that an election be held at the court house of each county in the Territory, 
to commence on the second Monday in April, next, and continue three suc- 
cessive days, at which time and place, the free holders of each county will 
have an opportunity of expressing their wishes relative to the before men- 
tioned subject. 

And the sheriffs of each county with the assistance of two magistrates 
thereof, are hereby required to superintend the aforesaid elections and to 
take down and preserve all votes that may be tendered by the free holders of 
their respective counties, and the aforesaid sheriffs are hereby further re- 
quired to give as immediate and general notice hereof as may be practicable. 

In testimony whereof I have caused the seal of the Territory to be hereunto 
affixed. 

Given under my hand the fourteenth day of March in the year of our Lord, 
One Thousand and Eii<ht Hundred and Twelve, and of the Independence of 
the United States, the thirty-sixth. 

NINIAN EDWARDS. 

By the Governor: 

NAT. POPE, Secretary. 
A true copy. Attest: NAT. POPE, Secretary. 



MARCH 28th. 

The Governor appointed Otho Levins Ensign in the First Regiment of the 
Militia. 



MARCH 30th. 

The Governor appointed James Steel Captain, Alfred Wood Lieutenant, 
and Joshua Williams Ensign in the Fourth Regiment of the Militia. 



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APRIL 2nd. 

The Governor appointed James Fox Captain, vice Captain Alcorn deceased, 
and Rice Sams Captain, Martin Harwick and Vincent Larkins Lieutenants. 
The latter vice James Simpson resigned and William McFalridge Ensign, all 
in the Third Regiment of the Militia. 

And Benjamin Wilson Captain, Edmond Rose Lieutenant, and Elbert 
Rose Ensign in the Fourth Regiment. 



APRIL 4th. 

The Governor appointed Shadrack Bond, Jr., Judge of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas for the County of St. Clair. 



APRIL llth. 

The Governor appointed James D. Thomas Captain, Samuel Allen Lieuten- 
ant, and Marshal Hawkins Ensign of a Company of Light Infantry in the 
Second Regiment of the Militia. 



APRIL 12th. 

The Governor appointed Samuel Judy Major, vice Major Wm. B. White- 
side resigned. 

APRIL 29th. 

The Governor appointed Russel E. Hiccock Judge Advocate in the Second 
Regiment of the Militia. 



MAY 2nd. 

The Governor appointed Nathaniel Jurney Captain, vice Wm. Edes re- 
signed, also Isaac Ferguson Captain and John Scott Ensign, vice Christopher 
Barnhart, in the Second Regiment of the Militia. 

The Governor appointed Simon Vanosdel Provost Marshal, Henry Cook 
Captain, vice Samuel Judy promoted; Isaac Gilham Lieutenant, vice Henry 
Cook promoted; Samuel Gilham Ensign, vice Isaac Gilham promoted; Sam- 
uel Swagart (?) Ensign, Nicholas Churzo Captain, Elijah Talbot and William 
Bradshaw Ensigns, all in the Second Regiment of the Militia. 

The Governor appointed Thomas Davidson a Justice of the Peace for St. 
Clair county. 

MAY 4th. 

The Governor appointed David Anderson Aid de Camp to the Brigadier 
General of the Militia. 

And John Payne a Justice of the Peace for the County of St. Clair. 



MAY 5th. 

The Governor appointed George E. Hart, Esq., Adjutant, Henry Oldham 
Surgeon, Thomas Shannon Surgeon's Mate, Francis \Vheatley Paymaster, 
Absolem Ashby, Sergeant Major, John Murphy Quartermaster, John Choiser 
Quartermaster Sergeant, John Orrnsby Drum Major, Nathan Mays Fife 
Major, Adrain Davenport Provost Marshal, and James Ratcliff Judge Advo- 
cate, all for the Fourth Regiment of the Militia. 



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MAY 25th. 

The Governor appointed James Rose, Esq., a Justice of the Peace for the 
County of St. Clair. 

The Governor appointed Hypolitte Mailette Lieutenant in the Second Reg- 
iment of the Militia. 

By Ninian Edwards, Governor of the Illinois Territory. 

A PROCLAMATION. 

WHEREAS, It is deemed improper to furnish the Indians with spirituous 
liquors at Peoria, 

I do hereby forbid all persons, whatsoever, to sell, exchange, or in any 
manner give, or deliver, to any Indians or Indian any spirituous liquors, or 
any ardent spirits within twenty miles of Peoria. And 1 do hereby enjoin it 
upon Thomas Forsythe, and any other Justice of the Peace for St. Clair 
county, to inforc this proclamation. 

In testimony whereof I have caused the seal of the Territory to be hereunto 
Affixed. Given under my hand at Kaskaskia this 24th day of May, 1812. 

NINIAN EDWARDS. 
By the Governor: 

NAT POPE, Secretary. 



MAY 27th. 

The Governor appointed James A. Whiteside Captain in the Fourth Regi- 
ment of the Militia, and Henson Day a Justice of the Peace for Randolph 
<county. 



MAY 28th. 

The Governor on applications of James Lemmon, Sr., and James Lem- 
mon, Jr., remitted the several fines as adiudged against them by Charles A. 
Matheney a Justice of the Peace for St. Clair county, viz: a fine of five dollars 
against James Lemmon, Sr., and three dollars against James Lemmon, Jr. 



MAY 28tb. 

The Governor appointed Hypolitte Menard Lieutenant, and Henry Roch- 
blave Ensign in the First Regiment of the Militia. 



JUNE 2d. 

The Governor appointed James McFarlin Captain, vice Benjamin Walden, 
resigned, and Elisha Gordon Ensign, in the Fourth Regiment of the Militia. 



JUNE 5th. 

The Governor appointed James White, Esquire, a Justice of the Peace for 
the County of Randolph. 

JUNE 18th. 

The Governor appointed John Cockran Captain, of the Militia in the First 
Regiment of Illinois Territory. 



JUNE 20th. 

The Governor appointed John Bradshaw Captain, Lewis McMillan, John 
Patterson and Daniel T. Cqleman Lieutenants, John Tweedy, Stephen Kirk- 
endal and Irvail Borin Ensigns in the Third Regiment of the Militia. 



SEPTEMBER 14th. 
By Ninian Edwards, Governor of the Illinois Territory. 

A PROCLAMATION. 

By virtue of the powers vested in the Governor of the Territory, I do here- 
by lay off a county or district to be called the County of Madison to be in- 
cluded within the following bounds, viz.: To begin on the Mississippi, to 
run with the second township line above Cahokia east uctil it strikes the 
dividing line between the Illinois and Indiana Territories therein with said 
dividing line to the line of Upper Canada, thence with said line to the Missis- 
sippi, and thence down the Mississippi to the beginning. I do appoint the 
house of Thomas Kirkpatrick to be the seat of justice of said county. I do 
also lay off a county or district to be called the County of Gallatin, to be 
bounded as follows, viz.: To begin at the mouth of Lusk's Creek on the 
Ohio, running up with said creek to Miles' Trail, thence along said trail to 
Big Muddy, thence up Big Muddy to its source, thence north to the line of 
St. Clair county, thence with said line to the Wabash, thence down the 
Wabash and Ohio to the beginning. And I do appoint Shawnee Town to be 
the seat of justice of Gallatin county. And Ido lay off a county or district to 
be called Johnson county, to be bounded as follows, viz. : To begin at the 
mouth of Lusk's Creek on the Ohio, thence with the line of Gallatin county 
to Big Muddy, thence down Big Muddy and the Mississippi to the mouth of 
the Ohio and up the Ohio to the beginning. 

And I do appoint the house of John Bradshaw to be the seat of justice for 
Johnson county. 

Done at Kaskaskia, the 14th day of September, 1812, and of the indepen- 
dence of the United States the 37th. 

NINIAN EDWARDS. 
By the Governor: 
[SEAL.] NAT POPE, Secretary. 



By Ninian Edwards, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Illinois ter- 
ritory. Illinois Territory, ss. 

A PROCLAMATION. 

WHEREAS, By my proclamation of the 14th of March last, elections were di- 
rected to be held in the different counties in order to give the freeholders 
thereof an opportunity of expressing their opinions on the propriety of going 
into the second grade of government, and, 

WHEREAS, It appears that a majority of those who expressed their opinion 
in pursuance thereof were in favor of going into the second grade of terri- 
torial government, 

I do order that elections be held in the several counties of this territory on 
the 8th, 9th and 10th days of October next, for the purpose of electing a dele- 
gate to Congress, members to the Council and representatives to the As- 
sembly. The election to be held in the county of Madison at the house of 



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Thomas Kirkpatrick, for the county St. Clair, at the court house in the town 
of Cahokia, for the county of Randolph at the court house in the town of 
Kaskaskia, for the county of Gallatin at Shawneetown, and for the county of 
Johnson at the house of John Bradshaw. 

And I do hereby assign tQ Madison county one representative, to St. Clair, 
two; to Randolph, one; to Gallatin, two, and to Johnson, one. 

Done at Kaskaskia the September 14, 1812, and of the independence of the 
United States, 37. 

NINIAN EDWARDS. 
By the Governor: 

NAT POPE, Secretary. 



SEPTEMBER 19TH. 

The Governor appointed Isham Gilham sheriff of Madison county, George 
Robison sheriff of Gallatin county and Thomas C. Patterson, sheriff of John- 
son county; Thomas Ferguson and Nathaniel Green judges of the Court of 
Common Pleas of Johnson county, and James Finny clerk to said court and 
recorder of said county; John Grant, Gabriel Greathouse and John C. Slo- 
cumb judges and Joseph M. Street clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of 
Gallatin county, and Daniel McHenry a justice of the peace of said county; 
William Rabb, John G. Lofton and Samuel Judy judges, and Josias 
Randall clerk of the Court of Common Picas of Madison county; David 
Anderson judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Randolph county. 



SEPTEMBER 27th. 

The Governor appointed Josias Randall, Recorder; Robert Elliott, Thomas 
G. Davidson, William Gilham and George Cadwell, Justices of the Peace of 
Madison county. 

Joseph M. Street, Recorder, and Alexander Wilson, Leonard White, James 
McMahon, sr., and Joseph M. Street, Justices of the Peace of Gallatin county. 



OCTOBER 1st. 

The Governor appointed John Forester, Lieutenant, and Harrison Wilson, 
Ensign, in the Rifle Company of the 4th Regiment. 



OCTOBER 10th. 

The Governor appointed James Creath, Captain, in the First Regiment of 
the Militia. 



NOVEMBER 10th. 

The Governor appointed Nelson Rector, Aide- de-Camp to the Commander- 
in-Chief, John Campbell, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, of St. Clair 
county. 

By Ninian Edwards, Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the 
Illinois Territory. 



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A PROCLAMATION. 

By virtue of the powers vested in me by law, I have thought proper to issue 
this, my proclamation, hereby appointing the 25th inst. for the meeting of the 
Legislature for the Territory of Illinois, and all the members of both branches 
thereof are hereby required to attend on that day in the town of Kaskaskia, 
in the territory aforesaid, for the purpose of discharging the duties enjoined 
on them by law. 

In testimony whereof, I have caused the seal of the territory to be affixed 
to these presents, and signed the same with my hand. 

Done at Kaskaskia, the 10th day of November, 1812, and of the independ- 
ence of the United States the 37th. 

(Signed), NINIAN EDWARDS, 

[SEAL.] By the Governor. 

NAT. POPE, Secretary. 



DECEMBER 2nd. 

The (Governor appointed John B. Murry, Thomas Ferguson and Jesse 
Griggs. Justices of the Peace of Johnson county, and Thomas Griffith, Justice 
of the Peace of the same county, and I. Weaver, Judge of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas of Johnson county. 



DECEMBER 22nd. 

The Governor appointed John McFerron, Judge Advocate, and Jacob Fisher, 
Provost Marshal, in the First Regiment of the Militia. 



DECEMBER 24th. 

The Governor appointed Samuel Omelvaney, John Vineyard, Michael Jones, 
John Groves, William Nash, Thompson Harris and Hankerson Reede, Jus- 
tices of the Peace of Gallatin county. 



The Governor appointed Jacob Whiteside Judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas of Madison county, George Franklin, Lieutenant, and James Clen- 
denin. Ensign, in the First Regiment of Militia, Hugh Walker, Lieutenant, 
and William Crownsur (?) Ensign, in the Second Regiment of the Militia. 



DECEMBER 27th. 

The Governor appointed Philip Fouke Judge of the Court of Common Pleas 
of Randolph county. 



DECEMBER 28th. 

The Governor appointed Elias Rector Clerk of the Court of Chancery, and 
Charles Humphreys Justice of the Peace of Randolph county. 



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FEBRUARY 8th, 1813. 

The Governor appointed Jesse Griggs Judge of the Court of Common Pleas 
of Johnson county, Leonard White Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of 
Gallatin county, vice John Grant, James Henson Davis, and Henson Day, 
Justices of the Peace of JoKnson county. 



MARCH 24th. 

The Governor appointed William Jones, Captain; John Springer, Lieutent 
ant; Thomas Finley, Ensign, Volunteer Companv in the Second Regiment; 
Ephraim Woods and Auguste Trotier, Captains; Louison Parois, Lieutenant, 
and Baptiste Shamberger and Thomas Cox, Ensigns in the Second Regiment; 
George Fisher, Surgeon, and William Reynolds, Surgeon's Mate in the Firs- 
Regiment. 

John Anderson, Justice of the Peace of Randolph county. 



APRIL 15th. 

The Governor appointed John Giger Lieutenant, and Thomas Nicholas En- 
sign in the Second Regiment. 



MAY 6th. 

The Governor appointed William Boon, Captain; John Lacey, First Lieu- 
tenant; William Belderback, Second Lieutenant; John Belderback, Ensign 
of a Volunteer Company of mounted rifle men in the First Regiment. 



MAY 31st. 

The Governor appointed Joseph Eberman as Justice of the Peace of St. 
Clair county and William Barney a Justice of the Peace of Gallatin county. 



JUNE 23d. 

The Governor appointed Thomas Kirkpatrick Judge of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas of Madison county. 

William Mears Attorney General. 

The Governor absent from the Territory. 



AUGUST 15th. 

The Secretary appointed John B. Murray Judge of Court of Common Pleas 
of Johnson county, and Thomas Green a Justice of the Peace of the same 
county. 



SEPTEMBER 9th. 
The Secretary appointed John Palmer, Coronor of Johnson county. 



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SEPTEMBER 15th. 

The Secretary appointed Goorge Franklin, Captain; James Clendennen, 
Lieutenant; Archibald Steele, Ensign, in the First Regiment of the Militia. 



OCTOBER 25th. 

Jacob Short, a member of the House of Representatives from St. Glair 

county, haying forwarded his resignation, the Secretary issued a writ of 

election, directed to the sheriff of St. Clair county, directing him to hold an 
election to supply the vacancy. 

Elias Rector handed in his resignation of the office of Adjutant General 
and Clerk of the Court of Chancery. 



OCTOBER 28th. 

The Secretary appointed John Byers a Justice of the Peace of Johnson 
county. 



NOVEMBER 1st. 

The Secretary appointed William C. Greenup Clerk of the Court of 
Chancery. 



DECEMBER 6th, 

The Secretary appointed Thomas E. Craig, Judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas of Gallatin county; William Nash, Lewis Barker, James Radcliff and 
John Renn (?) Justices of the Peace of Gallatin county; Isaac Morgan. Sur- 
veyor of same; Henry Kenyon, Adjutant of the Fourth Regiment of the 
militia; William H. Bradsby, Justice of the Peace of St. Clair county; Robert 
Brazil, Justice of the Peace of Madison county. 



DECEMBER 7th. 

Governor Edwards arrived at the seat of government and took upon him 
the direction of affairs. 



DECEMBER llth. 

The Governor appointed George Cadwell, Judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas of Madison county; Hezekiah West, Justice of the Peace of Johnson 
county. 



DECEMBER 13th. 
The Governor appointed Benjamin Stephenson Adjutant General. 



DECEMBER 14th. 

Caldwell Cairnes, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of St. Clair county, 
vice John Campbell, resigned. 



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DECEMBER 22d. 

William Chaffin and Henry Connar, Justices of the Peace of Randolph 
<jounty. 



JANUARY 1st, 1814. 

The Governor appointed George Fisher, Judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas of Randolph county. 



JANUARY 12th. 
Raphael Widen, Justice of the Peace of St. Clair county. 



JANUARY 13th. 
Jeptha Hardin, Justice of the Peace of Gallatm county. 



FEBRUARY 7th. 

John Frazer, Coroner, and Henry Oldham and William Houston, Justices 
of the Peace of Gallatin county. 



FEBRUARY 12th. 

Thomas E. Craig, Major; Leonard White, Pay-master, and Walter White, 
Surgeon's Mate, in the Fourth Regiment of the Militia. 



FEBRUARY 16th. 
Matthew Edes, Justice of the Peace of St. Clair county. 



MARCH 9th. 

Uel Whiteside, Justice of the Peace, and Daniel G. Moore, Coroner, of 
Madison county. 



MARCH 12TH. 

Willis Harcrraye Colonel, vice Philip Trammel, resigned, and Leonard W hite 
Major, vice Willis Hargrave, promoted, in the 4th regiment of the militia. 



APRIL 2ND. 

Jarrot Trammel Captain, vice Leonard White, promoted, in the 4th regi- 
ment of militia. 



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APRIL ?TH. 



The Governor appointed Harrison Wilson Captain, Samuel W. Kimberly, 
Lieutenant, John G. Wilson, Ensign of Rifle company in the 4th regiment. 

John G. Damewood, Captain, Archibald Ro 
jgiment. 

Paul Haralson, Surveyor of Randolph county. 



John G. Damewood, Captain, Archibald Roberts, Lieutenant in the 4th 
regiment. 



APRIL OTH. 
Archibald McAllister, Coroner of Johnson county. 



APRIL HTH. 
Henry Connar, Coroner of Randolph county. 



APRIL 19TH. 

Robert Cox and Conrad Will Justices of the Peace of Randolph county. 
Thomas Cox and R. C. Gilham, Lieutenants in the Second Regiment. 



APRIL 22ND. 
John Moore a Justice of the Peace of St. Clair county. 



APRIL 29TH. 
Francois Menard, Ensign in the 1st regiment. 



MAY 4TH. 

Prince Bryant and Alexander Jameson, Justices of the Peace, St. Clair 
county. 



JUNE 4TH. 

James Hall, Jr., a Justice of the Peace, Randolph county. 
George Hacker, Justice of the Peace, Johnson county. 



JUNE 6TH. 

August Pinconneau, Captain in the Second Regiment. 
Amos Squires, Justice of the Peace, St. Clair county. 



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JUNE TTH. 
John Marshall, Justice of the Peace, Gallatin county. 



JUNE 21ST. 

Joseph Pumrqy and Daniel Boltinghouse, Captains, Henry Stum, Lieuten- 
ant, James Hodkins and Wyatt Adkins, Ensigns in the Fourth Regimant of 
the militia. 

The Governor appointed Nicholas Boil vain Justice of the Peace, Madison 
county. 

George Kennedy, Captain, James Kennedy, Lieutenant, at Prairie du Chien. 



JULY 4TH. 
Henry Barbeau, Captain in the First Regiment. 



JULY STH. 
James Fulton ( Jabus) , Justice of the Peace of St. Clair county. 



JULY 26TH. 
Jesse Ekles, Justice of the Peace, Johnson county. 



JULY 30TH. 
Archibald McNabb, Captain, |First Regiment, vice Henry Barbeau, resigned. 



JULY 31ST. 

John Cockran, Captain in the First Regiment. 

Otho Levens, Captain, Amos Paxton, Ensign, in the First Regiment. 



AUGUST IST. 

James Clark, Ensign in the first Regiment. 
Hugh H. Maxwell, Aide-de-Camp to the Commander-in-Chief of the militia. 



AUGUST 2ND. 

Moses Garrett, Captain, S. Clayton, Lieutenant, Hiram Tedwell, Ensign, 
Fourth Regiment. 






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AUGUST 10th. 

John McKenney, Justice of the Peace of Madison county, Samuel Judy, 
Captain of a volunteer company, William M. Going, First Lieutenant, Eli Sav- 
age, Second Lieutenant, J. Pruitt, Third Lieutenant, Ettienne Douza, En- 
sign, in Samuel Judy's company. Enoch Moore, Captain in the Second Reg- 
iment. 



AUGUST 15th. 

Joshua Oglesby, Chaplain to the Illinois Brigade, John Scott, Major, Wil- 
liam Arundel, Captain, John Stuntz, Captain, Jacob. Clarke, Lieutenant, 
John Jarvis, Jr., Lieutenant, in the Second Regiment. 



SEPTEMBER 8th. 
The Governor appointed Bird Lockhart Coroner of Madison county. 



SEPTEMBER 19th. 
Henry Connors, Sheriff of Randolph county. 



SEPTEMBER 20th. 
Hugh H. Maxwell, Coroner of Randolph county. 



SEPTEMBER 24th. 

John F. Smith, Captain, Daniel T. Coleman, Captain, James B. Bailey, 
Captain, William Thornton, Captain, John Harris, Lieutenant, Ebenezer 
Kealough, Lieutenant, John Tweedy, Lieutenant, Stephen Smith, Lie'uten- 
ant, William Hickam, Lieutenant, Nathan Langston, Ensign, William John- 
ston, Ensign, John Whitaker, Ensign, Isaac Borin, Ensign, William Tripp, 
Ensign, John Shultz, Ensign, in the Third Regiment of the Militia. 



SEPTEMBER 29th. 

James D. Thomas, Captain in the Second Regiment, Caldwell Cairnes, 
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of St. Clair county. 



SEPTEMBER 30th. 

Jacob Ogle, Justice of the Peace in St. Clair county, Joseph Duncan, Lieu- 
tenant, James Chambers, Ensign, Second Regiment, Adam Woolrick, Lieu- 
tenant, John Wooton, Ensign, First Regiment. 



OCTOBER 4th. 
James R. Estis, Surgeon in the Second Regiment. 



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OCTOBER 27th. 
William Alexander, Adjutant General of the Militia. 



NOVEMBER 28th. 

The Governor appointed Thomas Pullum and Robert Gill, Captains, Will- 
iam Smith, John Mclntqsh, JRanson Higgins, James Shaw, Thomas Ken- 
nedy, Seth Guard, William Barney, Joseph Beard, Justices of the Peace, 
Abner Armstrong, Sheriff, Robert Baird, Recorder, Lsvi Compton, Coroner, 
Nathaniel Claypole, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, all in Edwards 
county. 



DECEMBER 7th. 
William L. Smyth, Justice of the Peace, Madison county. 



DECEMBER 13th. 

The following persons were appointed Clerks of the Supreme Court, viz: 
Josias Randle, for Madison county, John Hay, for St. Clair county, Robert 
Morrison, for Randolph county, James Finney, for Johnson county, Joseph 
M. Street, for Gallatin county, Nathaniel Claypole, for Edwards county. 



DECEMBER 22d. 
Joshua Scott, Justice of the Peace, Gallatin county. 



DECEMBER 24th. 

The following persons were appointed Judge of the County Courts, viz. : 

John G. Lofton, Thomas Kirkpatrick and George Cad well, Madison 
county. 

William Biggs, John Thomas and Caldwell Cairnes, St. Clair county. 
John McFerron, George Fisher and David Anderson, Randolph county. 
Hamlet Ferguson, Jesse Griggs and John B. Murray, Johnson county. 
John C. Slocumb, Leonard White and Thomas E. Craig, Gallatin county. 
John Mclntosh, Seth Guard and William Barney, Edwards county. 

The Governor appointed Josias Randle, Clerk of the County Court, Madi- 
son county. 

John Hay, Clerk of the County Court, St. Clair county. 
William C. Greenup, Clerk of the County Court, Randolph county. 
James Finney, Clerk of the County Court, Johnson county. 
Joseph M. Street, Clerk of the County Court, Gallatin county. 
Nathaniel Claypole, Clerk of the County court, Edwards county. 

Benjamin Talbott and Lewis Watkins, Justices of the Peace of Gallatin 
county. 

William Mears, Prosecuting Attorney for the district composed of the coun- 
ties of Madison, St. Clair and Randolph. 



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Thomas C. Brown, Prosecuting Attorney for the district composed of the 
counties of Johnson, Gallatin and Edwards. 
William Jones, County Treasurer, of Madison county. 
John Messenger, County Treasurer, of St. Clair county. 
Harrison Wilson, County Treasurer, of Gallatin county. 
Levi Compton. County Treasurer, of Edwards county. 

G. Marshall, Surveyor of Johnson county; Marvin Fuller, Justice of the 
Peace for the same. 



JANUARY 10th, 1815. 

William Alexander, County Treasurer, and Thomas Stenett, Justice of the 
Peace, of Randolph county. 



JANUARY 16th. 
Absolem Bradshaw, Captain, Samuel*Raner, Lieutenant, First Regiment. 



JANUARY 24th. 
Matthew Duncan, Justice of the Peace, Randolph county. 



FEBRUARY 8th. 
Hezekiah West, County Treasurer, of Johnson county. 



FEBRUARY 23d. 
The Governor appointed John Earthman, Coronor, of Johnson county. 



MARCH 9th. 
William Whiteside, County Treasurer, of St. Clair county. 



MARCH 23d. 

Samuel Judy, Colonel of the Second Regiment, vice William Whiteside, de- 
ceased. 



MARCH 29th. 
Alexander Barber, Justice of the Peace, of Randolph county. 



APRIL 8th. 
William Wakefield, Justice of the Peace, of St. Clair county. 



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APRIL 24th. 

Charles R. Matheny, County Treasurer of 'St. Clair county, vice William 
Whiteside, deceased. 



APRIL 28th. 
Joseph Scott, Justice of the Peace, St. Clair county. 



JUNE 10th. 

James Finney, William Lameson, Joshua Davis, George Vance Lnsk, Will- 
iam Smith and James Beain, Justices of the Peace, of Johnson county, and 
John Bradshaw, Coroner of the same. 



JUNE 15th. 

William Speed, Justice of the Peace, of Gallatin county, John Bowman, 
Justice of the Peace, of Johnson county, Thomas Griffith, Major, Martin 
Harrick, Captain, Third Regiment, Henry Carr, Ensign, in the Second Regi- 



ment. 



JUNE 16th. 



Thomas Roberts, Captain, John Belderback, Lieutenant, John Sykes, En- 
sign, First Regiment. 



JUNE 23d. 



Robert Baird, Surveyor and Justice of the Peace, of Edwards county. 

AUGUST 2d. 
James R. Estes, Justice of the Peace, of St. Clair county. 



AUGUST 3d. 



Lieutenant, 



The Governor appointed Otho Levens, Captain, Amos Paxton, Lieu 
John Vance. Ensign, First Regiment, William Belderback, Captain, Archi : 
bald Steele, Lieutenant, Samuel Mansker, Ensign, First Regiment. 

AUGUST 4th. 

Thomas Lawrison, Justice of the Peace, of Johnson county, John Shultz, 
Captain, Thomas Lawrison, Captain, William Richy, Lieutenant, James 
Fisher, Lieutenant, James Johnson, Lieutenant, John Fisher, Ensign, Rob- 
ert Miller, Ensign, Third Regiment. 

AUGUST 5th. 

Thomas Gilham, Justice of the Peace, of St. Clair county, John Marshall, 
Judge of the County Court, of Gallatin county. 

AUGUST 5th. 

^ Absolem Cox, Captain, David Anderson, First Lieutenant, George Creath, 
Second Lieutenant, William McBride, Third Lieutenant, Cyrus Fulton, En- 
sign, company of Mounted Volunteers, First Regiment. 



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AUGUST 7th. 
Ralph Drury, Justice of the Peace, Randolph county. 

AUGUST 12th. 

Nathan Clampet, Seth Hargrave, John Townsend, Lieutenants, William 
Eubanks, Samuel Hargrave, George Vineyard, Ensigns, 4th Regiment. 

Ephralm Hubbard, Sheriff of Gallatin county. 

AUGUST 22nd. 
Amos Squire, Major, John Reynolds, Judge Advocate, 2nd Regiment. 



SEPTEMBER 1st. 
The Governor appointed Hamlet Ferguson, Sheriff of Johnson county. 

SEPTEMBER 25th. 

John Compton, Lieutenant, James Chism, Ensign, in the militia of Edwards 
county. Guy W. Smith, Clerk of the County Court of Edwards county, vice 
N. Claypole, deceased. Samuel Hays, Justice of the Peace, Gallatin county. 

SEPTEMBER 27th. 
Ralph P. Day, Justice of the Peace, St. Clair county. 

DECEMBER 6th. 

Theron Brownfield, Justice of the Peace, St. Clair county. Samuel Harris, 
Justice of the Peace, Edwards county. 

The House of Representatives having expelled James Gilbreath, a member 
thereof from Randolph county, the Governor issued a writ of election directed 
to the Sheriff of Randolph county, requiring him to hold an election to supply 
the vacancy occasioned thereby. 

DECEMBER 13th. 

The Governor remitted all the militia fines imposed by courts-martial during 
this year. 

The Governor appointed Hy polite Menard, Captain, Francois Menard, Lieu- 
tenant, 1st regiment. 

John Compton, Francis Cullum, Lieutenants, Joseph Macomb, James Chis- 
som, Ensigns, in the battalion of militia in Edwards county. 

DECEMBER 23rd. 
Abraham Prickett, Justice of the Peace of Madison county. 



JANUARY 10th, 1816. 

Alexander Waddell, Joseph Eberman, Justices of the Peace in Madison 
county . 

The Governor appointed William Alexander Recorder and Clerk of the 
County Court. 



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Caldvrell Cairnes, Thomas Todd, James Lemon Senr. Judges of the County 
Court. All in Monroe county. The Clerk and Judges to hold their offices 
during good behavior for three years from the first day of June 1816. 

James B. Moore, Sheriff, John Moore, County Treasurer, of Monroe county. 
All the above commissions were to take effect on the first day of June, 1816. 

John C. Slocumb, Joseph. Pumroy, Willis Hargrave, Judges, James Ratcliff, 
Clerk County Court of White county during good behavior for three years 
from February I, 1816. 

Benjamin R. Smith, Sheriff, James Ratcliff, Recorder, Lowrey Hay, Sur- 
veyor in White county. 

William Nash, Daniel McHenry, Lowery Hay, Stephen Standly, Thomas 
Rutledge, Edmond Covington, Moses Thompson, Thomas Randolph, Justices 
of the Peace in White county. 

All the above commissions for White county took effect February 1, 1816. 

Willis Hargrave, Colonel, Joseph Pumroy, William McHenry, Majors, Fifth 
Regiment, White county. 



JANUARY 10th. 

The Governor appointed Joseph Scott, Justice of the Peace of St. Clair 
county. 

Thomas E. Craig, Colonel, William C. Vought, Captain, Peter C. Seaton, 
Lieutenant, James Melton, Ensign, Fourth Regiment. 

William Hickman. Captain, William Lendsay, Lieutenant, John Whitaker, 
Lieutenant, William McNorton, Lieutenant, Rawson Davis, Ensign, Joseph 
Parrin, Ensign, Third Regiment. 

William Gilham, Captain, Henry Cook, Captain, Isaac Gilham, Lieutenant, 
Martin Jones, Ensign, John Barnett. Ensign, Second Regiment. 

Thomas E. Craig, Leonard White, John Marshall, Judges, Joseph M. Street, 
Clerk County Court of Gallatin cotfnty. Good behavior for three years. 



JANUARY llth. 

Risdon Moore, William Biggs, John Thomas, Judges, John Hay, Clerk 
County Court of St. Clair county during good behavior for three years. 

Samuel Judy, George Cadwell, Thomas Kirkpatrick, Judges, Josias Ran- 
dle, Clerk County Court of Madison county during good behavior for three 
years. 

John Weldon, Justice of the Peace, Johnson county. 



JANUARY llth. 

The Governor appointed George Fisher, John McFerron, David Anderson, 
Judges, William C. Greenup, Clerk County Court of Randolph county during 
good behavior for three years. 

John Mclntosh, Seth Guard, William Barney, Judges, Guy W. Smith, 
Clerk, County Court of Edwards county, during good behavior for three 
years. 

John B. Murray, Marvin Fuller, James Weaver, Judges, James Finney, 
Clerk, of County Court of Johnson county, during good behavior for three 
years. 



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Daniel Boultinghouse, Stephen Clayton, Justices of the Peace, White 
county. 

John Robinson, Justice of the Peace, Madison county. 



JANUARY 13th. 
Daniel P. Cook, Auditor of Public Accounts. 



JANUARY 17th. 

James Hull, Jesse Griggs, Nathan Davis, Judges of the County Court of 
Jackson county, during good behavior for three years from the first of April, 
1816. 

George Creath, Sheriff of Jackson county. 



FEARUARY 27th. 
Joseph M. Street, Justice of the Peace, of Gallatin county, 



MARCH 2nd. 

Thomas Ferguson, Benoni Lee, Judges, Joshua Scott, Clerk, of the County 
Court of Pope county, during good behavior for three years from April 1st, 
1816. 

Thomas Lawrison, Surveyor of Pope county. 
John Craw, Justice of the Peace of Gallatin county. 
Joseph Meachum, Justice of the Peace, Madison county. 



MARCH 5th. 
Moses Short, Justice of the Peace, St. Clair county. 



MARCH llth. 

The Governor appointed Robert Lacy, Judge of the Court [county] of Pope 
county, during good behavior for three years. 

Samuel Omelveney, James Alcorn, Justices of the Peace, Joshua Scott, 
Recorder, Pope county. 



MARCH 23d. 

James McRoberts, John Primm, James Whalejs Justices of the Peace, 
Monroe county. 

Abraham Amos, Judge of the County Court of Monroe county, during good 
behavior for three years. 

William Padfield, Justice of the Peace, St. Clair county. 



MARCH 25th. 

William Wilson, Clerk of the County Court of Jackson county during good 
behavior for three years. 



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William Wilson, Recorder, Conrad Will, William Boon, Justices of the 
Peace, Jackson county. 
Hamlet Ferguson, Sheriff of Pope county. 

John Bradshaw, Judge of the County Court of Johnson county. 
James S. Davis, Sheriff of Johnson county. 



MARCH 27th. 
Vance Lusk, James A. Whiteside, Justices of the Peace of Pope county. 

APRIL 3d. 

John Marshall, Justice of the Peace, Michael Robinson, County Treasurer, 
Jackson county. 



APRIL 17th. 

Joseph French, County Treasurer of Jackson county, vice Michael Robin- 
son, wnose commission was revoked. 

Joseph Barton, County Treasurer of Randolph county. 

APRIL 19th. 

William Bennet, Justice of the Peace, Randolph county. Benjamin Watts, 
Judge of the County Court of St. Clair county. 

The Governor departed from the teriitory. 



APRIL 30th. 

The Secretary appointed John Bayers, Justice of the Peace of Jackson 
Bounty. Kimber Barton, County Treasurer of Randolph county, vice Joseph 
Barton, who refused to act. 



MAY 15th. 

*James Ross, Captain; George Hargrave, Lieutenant; Harry Wilton, En- 
sign, 4th Regiment, vice Captain Trammel and his subalterns. 

MAY 20th. 

Thomas Lawrison, James Titsworth, James M. Fox, John Pritchard, James 
Richay, Justices of the Peace of Pope county. 

Abel Fike, Peter Mitchell, Justices of the Peace of St. Clair county. 

MAY 23rd. 
John Williams, Justice of the Peace of Gallatin county. 



JUNE 5th. 

*Alexander Jameson, Prince Bryant, Theron Brownfield, Jehu Scott, William 
Chaffin, Justices of the Peace of Monroe county. 

* It appears from a commission exhibited that Alexander Jameson was appointed a Jus- 
tice of the Peace for Monroe county the 4th day of May, 1816, and not the 5th day of June, as 
entered in this book. 



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JUNE 18th. 

William Barnett, County Treasurer of Randolph county, vice Kimber Bar- 
ton, resigned. 

JUNE 20th. 

John Lane, John C. Trousdale, Captains; James Hall, William Barker, 
Moses Blazer, John Pittsford, Lieutenants; John Proctor, Nathaniel Harri- 
son, William Jordan, Ensigns, 4th Regiment of the Militia. 

Theophilus M. Nichols, Ensign in the 2nd Regiment. Edward H. Piper, 
County Treasurer of White county. 

JUNE 21st. 

The Secretary appointed Joshua Scott, Justice of the Peace of Pope county. 
Guy W. Smith, Robert Freyer, Justices of the Peace of Edwards county. 



JULY 15th. 

Daniel Hay, County Treasurer of White county, vice Edward H. Piper, 
resigned. 

JULY 23rd. 

Griffin Tyler, William Nash, Thomas Mays, Captains; Michael Dickason, 
Aaron Williams, William Rutledge, Lieutenants; William Council, Daniel 
Lynch, John Davidson, Ensigns in the Militia of White county. 

Edward N. Cullum, Justice of the Peace of Edwards county. 



Elias Jordan, Captain; John Campbell, Lieutenant; Jacob Painter, Ensign, 
in the Militia of Edwards county. 

John Shults, Moses flamm. (?) Captains; James Jordon, Lieutenant; 
Nicholas Wren, Ensign, in the 4th Regiment of the Militia. 

JULY 26th. 
Matthew Duncan, Recorder of Randolph county. 

AUGUST 4th. 
The Governor returned to the territory. 

AUGUST 6th. 

The Governor appointed Benjamin Maneer Justice of the Peace of Johnson 
county; Hosiah Boring, William Piles, Irvin Morris and Andrew Cockran 
Justices of the Peace of Johnson county. 



AUGUST 10th. 

The Governor appointed Charles Mick Justice of the Peace of Gallatin 
county; Alexander Glass, Coroner, and John Damerell, Justice of the Peace, 
Pope county; Henry Kenyon County Treasurer of Gallatin county; John 
Moore, Coroner of Monroe county. 



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AUGUST 16th. 
Antoine Z. Chenet, Justice of the Peace, Randolph county. 

AUGUST 22nd. 

Governor absent from the Territory. The Secretary appointed James Tan- 
nehill, Justice of the Peace, St. Clair county; David Shearer Justice of the 
Peace of Pope county. 



AUGUST 28th. 

Stephen Hogg, Judge of the county court of Gallatin county: Ralph Drury, 
Justice of the Peace of Monroe county. 



SEPTEMBER 25th. 

Samuel Judy resigned his appointment ef Colonel of the Second Regiment 
of the militia. 

The Governor appointed Colonel of the Fourth Regiment of Illinois militia; 
appointed Jacob Ogle county Treasurer of St. Clair county; appointed 
Samuel Redman Coroner of St. Clair county. 



OCTOBER 22nd. 
Appointed William Bennett Coroner of Randolph county. 



NOVEMBER 12th. 
Appointed Robert Scott County Treasurer of Pope county. 



DECEMBER 10th. 

Appointed James McRoberts Judge of the county court of Monroe county 
in room of Abraham Amos, resigned. 



DECEMBER 12th. 
Appointed Jesse Cooper a Justice of of the Peace for Monroe county. 



DECEMBER 20th. 
Appointed John Mclntire Major of the militia in Edwards county. 

JANUARY 1, 1817. 
Appointee 1 Samuel Harris Justice of the Peace for Crawford county. 



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JANUARY 2nd. 

The Governor appointed Allen McGahay, Coroner, George Kincaid, Smith 
Shaw and James Shaw, Justices of the Peace, Edward H. Piper Clerk of the 
County Court and Recorder of the county, Francis Cullom, Sheriff, John 
Dunlap, Surveyor, all for Crawford county. 



JANUARY 6th. 

Appointed Samuel G. Morse, Sheriff, Daniel Converse, Clerk of the County 
Court, of Bond county. 



JANUARY 10th. 

Appointed Robert K. McLaughlin Clerk of the Court, St. Clair county, 
vice John Hay, resigned. 



JANUARY 13th. 

Appointed N. G. R. Rhea, Thos. C. Brown and William Hears Circuit At- 
torneys. 

Appointed Hamlet Ferguson, Colonel of the Sixth Regiment; Owen Evans, 
Colonel of the Third Regiment; James B. Moore, Colonel of the Second Reg- 
iment; Jacob Short, Major in the Second Regiment; Francis Cullom, Major 
in the Eighth Regiment; William Reed, Captain in the Second Regiment; 
Joseph Ogle, Lieutenant in the Second Regiment; iHenry Mace, Ensign in 
the Second Regiment; Jonathan Stewart, Captain in the Fifth Regiment; 
Lowry Hay, Major in the Fifth Regiment; William Montgomery, Captain in 
the Seventh Regiment; Robert St. Clair, Captain in the Seventh Regiment; 
Isaac Smith, Lieutenant in the Seventh Regiment; Harvey Gillham, Ensign 
in the Seventh Regiment: William Greene, Lieutenant in the Seventh Regi- 
ment; George Morris, Lieutenant in the Fifth Regiment; James Patton, 
Ensign in the Fifth Regiment. 



JANUARY 14th. 

John Groves, Major, in the Fourth Regiment, James Ross, Major in the 
Fourth Regiment, John A. Givens, Captain in the B'ourth Regiment. 
The Governor appointed Jos. McCombe, Captain in the Fourth Regiment. 
Governor appointed Samuel Gaston Lieutenant in the Fourth Regiment. 
Governor appointed Andrew McCJure Susign in the Fourth Regiment. 
Governor appointed Lewis Barton Major in the Sixth Regiment. 

Governor appointed William McFatridge Justice of the Peace for Pope 
county. 

Governor appointed John Whitaker Justice of the Peace for Johnson 
county. 

Governor appointed Ebenezer Piatt Justice of the Peace for Jackson 
county. 

Governor appointed George Brown Justice of the Peace of Johnson county. 
Governor appointed James Gill Justice of the Peace of Jackson county. 

Governor appointed Isaac D. Bates Justice of the Peace for Jackson 
county. 



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Governor appointed Benjamin F. Connor Justice of the Peace for Jackson 
county. 
Governor appointed Adam ShuJtz Justice of the Peace for Gallatin county. 

Governor appointed Parke Grovenor Justice of the Peace for Jackson 
county. > 

Governor appointed John Hargrave, jr., Surveyor for Johnson county. 
Governor appointed Irvin Morris Coroner for Johnson county. 
Governor appointed Pamenias Redman Notary Public for Gallatin county. 

Governor appointed Robert Frazer Judge of the County Court of Edwards 
county, in place of Seth Gard, resigned. 

Governor appointed Richard Graham a Justice of Peace for White county. 
Governor appointed Daniel Hay a Justice of Peace for White county. 

Governor appointed Charles Humphreys a Justice of Peace for Jackson 
county. 

Governor appointed Marmaduke S.Davenport Judge of County Court of 
Gallatin county. 

Governor appointed George McKinsey a Justice of the Peace for White 
county. 

Governor appointed Peter Philips, William Wheeler, John B. Stoveal, 
Justices of the Peace, and Henry Jones, Coroner, all for White county. 

Governor appointed William Poole Coroner for the county of Edwards. 

Govenor appointed William R. Ashby a Justice of the Peace for the county 
of Gallatin. 

Governor appointed Andrew Slack a Justice of the Peace for the county of 
Gallatin. 

Governor appointed John McCrary a Justice of the Peace for the county of 
Gallatin. 

Governor appointed William Jones Judge of the County Court of Madison 
county. 



JANUARY 16th. 

Governor appointed John T. Lusk a Justice of the Peace for Madison 
county. 



JANUARY 28. 

Governor appointed Morvin Puller County Surveyor for the county of J ack- 
son. 

Governor appointed Edward Clarke Ensign in the First Regiment. 

Governor appointed Joseph Palmer Judge of the County Court of Johnson 
county. 

Governor appointed Michael Dodd Ensign in the Seventh Regiment. 



JANUARY 28th. 

Appointed by the Governor, John Waddle, Lieutenant in the Seventh Reg- 
iment, Hiram Arthurs, Ensign in the Seventh Regiment. 



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FEBRUARY 3d. 

David G. Coleman, Adjutant to the Third Regiment, David Arundel, Cap- 
tain in the Third Regiment. 

FEBRUARY 8th. 
James Clark, a Justice of the Peace for Randolph county. 



FEBRUARY 12th. 

Enoch Moore, Surveyor of Monroe county. 

William C. Vaught, Justice of the Peace for Gallatin county, in the room 
(of) Wm. R. Ashby who refused to accept. 
Thos. Kirkpatrick and John Powers, Judges in Bond county. 

John Kirkpatrick, a Justice of the Peace, Daniel Converse, a Justice of the 
Peace and Recorder in Bond county. 

James Robinson, Coroner of Madison county. 



FEBRUARY 20th. 
Asahel Enloe, Surveyor of Madison county. 

FEBRUARY 24th. 
Abraham Prickett, a Justice of the Peace in said county. 

FEBRUARY 26th. 
Samuel Whitesides, Major in the Seventh Regiment. 



FEBRUARY 27th. 

Martin Jones, Surveyor for Bond county, and Judge of the County Court 
of Bond county. 

MARCH 1st. 
Isaiah Price and Levi Casey, Justices of the Peace for Bond county. 



MARCH 3d. 
Charles R. Matheny, Circuit Attorney for the First Judicial District. 

MARCH 7th. 
Henry Cook Major in the Seventh Regiment. 



MARCH 17th. 

Joseph Philips, (being heretofore commissioned) before his Excellency, 
Ninian Edwards, took the usual oath of fidelity and office as Secretary of this 
Territory, in the followiag words, to- wit: 

Illinois Territory, ss: 

Personally 
tory aforesaid, 
States, 




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Given under my hand, at Kaskaskia, this 17th day of March, 1817, and of 

the Independence of the United States the forty-first. 

NINIAN EDWARDS. 

Which said commission, is in the words following, to-wit: 
James Madison, President of the United States of America. To all who 

shall see these presents, greeting: 

Know Ye, That reposing special trust, and confidence, in the integrity, 
diligence, and ability of Joseph Philips, of Tennessee, I have nominated, 
and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him Secre- 
tary, in and for the Illinois Territory, and do authorize and impower him to 
execute and fulfil the duties of that office according to law, and to have, and 
to hold, the said office with all the powers, privileges and emoluments to the 
same of right, appertaining, for the term of four years from the day of the 
date hereof, unless the President of the United States, for the time being, 
should be pleased sooner to revoke and determine this commission. 

I testimony whereof I have caused these letters to be made patent, and the 
seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed. Given under my hand at 
the City of Washington, the seventeenth day of December, A. D. 1816, and 
of the Independence of the United States of America the forty-first. 

JAMES MADISON. 
By the President: 

JAMES MONROE, Secretary of State. 



MARCH 24th. 

Appointed by the Governor, James N. Foxe, Major in the Sixth Regiment. 
James Allcorn, Sheriff of Pope county, vice H. Ferguson, resigned. 

MARCH 25th. 
The Governor absent from the territory. 

APRIL 3rd. 
The Governor returned and entered on his official duties. 

APRIL 4th. 

Appointed John S. Damewood, Major in the 4th Regiment of Illinois Militia. 
Governor appointed Levi W. Smith, Colonel in the 8th Regiment, Illinois 
Militia. Governor appointed John Shultz a Justice of the Peace for Gallatin 
county, formerly commissioned Adam Shultz, through mistake. 



APRIL 5th. 

Governor appointed Andrew Bankson, Major in the 2nd Regiment. Gov- 
ernor appointed Isaac Griffin, Captain, in 2nd Regiment. Robert Mid die ton, 
Lieutenant; Bennett Mason, Ensign; Mathew, Eades, Captain; Payton R. 
Bankson, Lieutenant; Theophilus Herald, John Ryan, John Sommers, En- 
signs, in 2nd Regiment. 

Robert Blackwell, Auditor of Public Accounts, vice D. P. Cook, resigned. 

APRIL 6th. 

Charles Humphreys, Clerk of the County Court of Jackson county. 

Conrad Will, Recorder, of Jackson county, commission to expire 20th May, 
1817. 



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APRIL 13th. 

Passport granted Owen Evans, agent of George W. Atcheson,to ascend the 
Illinois river to Chicago with provisions,' etc., and permission to dispose of 
the same on his route. 



APRIL 15th. 

Appointed William M. Darley, Captain; John Bradley, Lieutenant; John 
Burchfield, Ensign, in the 3rd Kegiment Illinois Militia. 



APRIL 17th. 
Appointed William Lockhart, a Justice of the Peace for Crawford county. 



APRIL 18th. 



Appointed John Cook, Captain; Absolom Baker, Lieutenant; Fields Jaryis, 
Ensign; Isaac Ferguson, Captain; John Warrick, Lieutenant; William 
Samples, Ensign; Paul Beck, Captain; Peter Hubbard, Lieutenant; Samuel 
Davidson, Ensign j John Lorton, Captain, John Hopton, Lieutenant; John 
Whitley, Ensign, in the 7th Regiment. 



MAY 9th. 

Appointed Thomas C. Patterson, Sheriff of Johnson county, vice J. S. 
Davis, removed. 

Appointed John F. Smith, a Justice of the Peace for Johnson county, vice 
William Smith, deceased. 

Appointed Daniel S. Swearengen, Justice of the Peace for St. Clair county. 



MAY llth. 

Appointed Thomas Tovery, Esquire Stoval and John Townsend, Captains 
in 5th Regiment. 

Appointed Aaroa Williams in room of Griffin Taylor, removed. 

Appointed Carter Smith, Peyton Hunt, Jordan Vance and John Stovall, 
Lieutenants in the 5th Regiment of Illinois Militia. 

Appointed Robert Watson, Rawley Williams, John Dale and George Steele, 
Ensigns in the 5th Regiment. 

Appointed Robert Thomas and Alexander Jemmeson, Lieutenants in the 
2nd Regiment. 



MAY 22nd. 

Appointed John Howard, a Justice of the Peace for Madison county. 
Appointed Samuel Whitesides, Colonel of the 7th Regiment. 



MAY 24th. 
Appointed Alex. Trousdale, and Robt. Shipley, Justices for White county. 



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MAY 26th. 

Appointed Asa Leadbetter and Jacob Sexton, Justices for Gallatin county. 
Appointed Hamlet Ferguson and David S. Taylor, Judges for Pope county. 
Appointed John Grayson, a'-Justice of the Peace for Edwards county. 

The resignations of Thomas Ferguson, and Robert Lacy as Judges of Pope 
county, received and accepted by the Governor. 

William Gilham Captain in the 7th Regiment, resigned. 



MAY 31st. 
The Governor appointed Chas. Humphreys, Recorder in Jackson county. 



JUNE 2d. 

The Governor appointed Paul Harlston a Justice of the Peace, for Ran- 
dolph county. 

JUNE 3d. 

The Governor absent from the territory. The Secretary made the follow- 
ing appointments, to-wit: Hiram Arthur, Captain in the 7th Regiment; 
Thomas Lofton, Lieutenant, and James Gillham Ensign in said 7th Regi- 
ment. 

JUNE 9th. 

James W. Bradsby, Captain, William Tilford, Lieutenant and Wm. Journey 
Ensign, in 2a Regiment. 



JUNE 14th. 
The Governor returned to the Seat of Government. 

JUNE 17th. 

Appointed Wood Lampkin, Captain; Absolom Trigers, Lieutenant; Jona- 
than Williams, Ensign; Hiram Jones, Lieutenant, in the 5th Regiment. 

Daniel Hay, Captain; Seth Hargrave, Lieutenant; Asa Ross, Ensign, of the 
Rifle Company, 5th Regiment. 

JUNE 20th. 

Captain William C. Vaught, Major, in the 4th Regiment, vice Jno. 
Groves, resigned. 

John Caldwell, Judge of Gallatin county, vice Leonard White, resigned, 
same day. 

John Bull, Justice of the Peace, in Gallatin county. 



JUNE 24th. 
Thomas Rattan, a Justice of the Peace, for St. Clair county. 

4 T. R. 



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JULY 8th. 

Clayton Tiffin, Surgeon, of the 7th Kegiment Illinois Territory. 
Samuel Myers, Justice of the County of St. Clair. 



JULY 9th. 

Christy Pitch, and John Lockhart. Justices of the Peace, for Crawford 
county. 

Samuel Marshall and William Spencer, Justices of the Peace, for Edwards 
county. 

John F. Richardson, George W. Bratton, Captains; Samuel Brainberry, 
Lieutenant. 

Stephen Handy, James Gill, Ensigns, in the 8th Regiment. 

Patterson James, Robert Miller, and Joseph Woods, Ensigns in the 8th 
Regiment. 

JULY 21st. 

John Forrester, John T. Wents, (?) Captains; James Fields, John Baldwin* 
Lieutenants; Daniel Dilland, Ensign. All in the 4th Regiment. 

Ervin Morris, Sheriff of Johnson county, vice Thomas Patterson, resigned, 
same day. 

JULY 17th. 
John Clendenen, Lieutenant; Amos Lively, Ensign, in the 1st Regiment. 



AUGUST 12th. 

Wm. MmBride, Junior Captain in place of Absolom Cox, resigned, same 
day. Robert Thomson, Lieutenant, in place of Wm. McBride, resigned, 
12th August. James Anderson, Ensign, in place of John Hill, resigned, same 
day, 1st Regiment. 

AUGUST 16th. 

Isaac Ferguson, Major; Wm. Townsend, Captain, in place of J. Ferguson. 
John Herron, Lieutenant in the 7th Regiment. 



AUGUST 17th. 

John Reed, Ensign, former Lieutenant and Ensign, removed. 

Resignation of Colonel Hargrave received and accepted as Lieutenant 
Colonel Illinois Militia. 

Resignation of Wm. R. Ashley, Justice for Gallatin county accepted. 

Greene B. Fields, Captain, Wm. Sams, Captain, Lincoln Harper, Captain, 
John Cross and Elijah McFerron and George Everts, Lieutenants. 

The Governor appointed Nicholas Edwards, John Roberts and Daniel Shij 
man, Ensigns, all in the Sixth Regiment of Illinois Militia. 

David Kealough, Judge in Pope county, vice H. Ferguson, resigned. 

Adin E. Meacham, Lieutenant, in place of Isaac Smith resigned. Jol 
Bates, Ensign, in place of Hervey Gillham, resigned in the Seventh Regi- 
ment. 

William Rutherford, Captain, in place of Wm. Reed, deceased. 



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AUGUST 18th. 

Jacob Clark, Captain, promoted to fill the place of Enoch Moore, resigned. 
John Ryan, promoted to Lieutenant. All in the Second Regiment. 

Dudley Williams, Dempsey Odane, Asa Leadbetter, and Frederick R. 
Buck, Captains, promoted from Lieutenants in Fourth Regiment. 

John Scroggins, John Williams, Lieutenants, and David Springs, Ensign 
in the Fourth Regiment. 
J. Milton Moore Justice of the Peace for Monroe county. 



AUGUST 22d. 

Upon the petition of Jesse B. Thomas, the Governor issued a commission, 
remiting twenty-five dollars of the fine imposed on Matthew Atcheson by the 
Circuit Court for the county of St. Clair, the last fall session for assault and 
battery on Nelly Johnson. 



AUGUST 27th. 

Appointed Samuel Marshall Judge for Edwards county, and revoked his 
commission as Justice of Peace. 

Appointed Moses Bedell, James McMillin, Caleb Jordan, Sardis R. Chase, 
Captains; Jesse B. Brown, Jairus Fordice, Isaac B. Smith, Joseph Doughany, 
Lieutenants; Edward Brynes, Asa Smith, William B. Adams, Nathan Rawl- 

ings, Ensigns, all in the Eighth Regiment. 

Appointed Peter Lewis, George Vineyard, Captains; Thomas Kilton, John 
Eubanks, Lieutenants; James Glass, John Rumer, Ensigns, in Sixth Regi- 
ment. 

John McLean, Captain, Joseph Hay Lieutenant and Parmenias Redman, 
Lieutenant of the company of Artillery in the Second Brigade. 



AUGUST 28th. 

Elijah C. Berry, Auditor of Public Accounts for the Illinois Territory in 
place of Robert Blackwill, resigned. 

Miles Hotchkiss, Recorder of Randolph county. 



SEPTEMBER 24th. 

Robert Frazer, Adjutant, Thos. Gold, paymaster, John Damewood, Sur- 
geon of the Eighth Regiment. 

Abijah Leavett, Adjutant of the First Regiment. 



SEPTEMBER 27th. 
Nathan Arnett, Justice of the Peace for Jackson county. 



SEPTEMBER 29th. 

Henry Oldham, Judge for Gallatin county in place of John Caldwell, who 
refused to accept. 



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OCTOBER 3d. 

The Governor appointed James Clendenan in place of Thomas Roberts r 
resigned. 

John Pillars, Captain, Solomon Furzee, Lieutenant, and James Robertson,. 
Ensign, in the First Regiment. 



OCTOBER 10th. 

James Martin, Justice of the Peace for Edwards county. 
Adam I. Fisk, Justice of the Peace for Pope county. 



OCTOBER llth. 

Resignations of Lieutenant Antoine Blay and of Ensign Art. Blay received 
and accepted. 



OCTOBER 16th. 

David Hendershott, Captain of a light company, Samuel Sybole, Lieuten- 
ant, and John Conway, Ensign, in the Seventh Regiment. 



OCTOBER 31st. 

Resignation of Conrad Will, a Justice of the Peace for Jackson county, re- 
ceived and accepted. 



NOVEMBER 18th. 

Palemon Winchester Aide-de-Camp to the Commander-in-Chief . 

Captain William Arundel, resigned: Lieut. Louis Gervais, resigned; Capt. 
August Trottier, resigned; Thomas Ruteledge, a Justice of the Peace for 
White county, resigned. 

Appointed Moses Quick a Justice of the Peace for St. Clair county, vice 
M. Shorts, resigned. 
Appointed Samuel Newell and FarletonBoran, Justices for Edwards county. 

Appointed George Kinder, Captain, Abr'm Prickett, Lieutenant, and 
Jepthah Lamkins, Ensign in the Seventh Regiment. 

NOVEMBER 19th. 
Governor absent from the Territory. 



NOVEMBER 23rd. 



The Secretary made the following appointments: Thomas Reynolds, Circuit 
Attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit. 



DECEMBER 1st. 
The Governor returned to the seat of government. 



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DECEMBER 10th. 

Jarnes E. Willis, Justice of the Peace for Pope county. 

Peter F. Seaton, Captain, Richard T. Jones, Lieutenant, Samuel Seaton. 
Ensign, Tounsin Talton, Lieutenant, and James Moreland, Ensign in the 
Fourth Regiment. 

John Frazer resigned his appointment of Coroner of Gallatin county, and 
John Forrester appointed in his place. 

James Steele, Captain, Joshua Williams, Lieutenant, George Jackson, En- 
sign in the Sixth Regiment. 

Levi Roberts, Justice of the Peace for Madison county. 

William L. May, a Justice of the Peace for Madison county, vice Abraham 
Prickett, resigned. 

Thomas C. Patterson and Harrison Willson, Justices of the Peace for Gal- 
latin county. 



DECEMBER 17th. 

Appointed Robert Thomas and Thos. W. Talbott, Justices for St. Clair 
county. 

Jonathan Harris, Justice of the Peace for Madison county. 



DECEMBER 25th. 

John L. Whiteside, Captain, Joshua Talbott, Lieutenant, Caleb Lacy, En- 
sign, Alexander Jemmison, Captain, John Summers, Lieutenant, John Scott, 
Ensign in the Second Regiment. 

Jacob Stout, Lieutenant, Michel Laciere Lieutenant, Joseph Trottiere, En- 
sign, in the Second Regiment. 



JANUARY 5, 1818. 

Abner Field, Clerk and Recorder of Union county. 
Peter Hubbard, Justice of the Peace for Bond county. 
Francis Cullom, Lieutenant Colonel of the Ninth Regiment. 
Abner Field, Justice of the Peace for Union county. 

James Fulton, a justice of the Peace for St. Clair county, removed from 
office. 



JANUARY 8th. 

Jos. Penn and Henry Walker, Justices of the Peace for St. Clair county. 
Joseph Pomery, Lieutenant Colonel, Wm. Nash, Major, in the Fifth Regi- 
ment. 

Jesse B. Brown, Clerk of Edwards County Court, vice G. W. Smith, re- 
signed. 

Isaiah Cummings, Martin Woods, and Micajah Coxe, Justices for Madison 
ounty. 

Andrew Wilkins, Justice of the Peace for Gallatin county. 
John McCalla, Justice of the Peace for Edwards county. 
Samuel Slocum, Justice of the Peace for White county. 



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JANUARY 9th. 

William Cullom, Commissioner for taking the census of Crawford county. 
Guy Smith, Commissioner for to take the census in Edwards county. 
Hezekiah Davis, Coroner for Jackson county. 



JANUARY llth. 

James Cochran, Justice of the Peace for Franklin county. Isham Harri- 
son, John Ewing and John Crawford, Judges of Franklin county. Isaac 
Perkins, John McCreary and Isaac Herring, Justices for Franklin county. 

Daniel Hay, Commissioner to take the census in White county. 
Samuel Omelvaney, Commissioner to take the census in Pope county. 
Hezekiah West, Commissioner to take the census in Johnson county. 
William Moore, Commissioner to take the census in St. Clair county. 



JANUARY 13th. 

Charles Humphreys, Clerk of the Circuit and County Court of Jackson- 
county. 

Daniel S. Swearingen, Sheriff of Washington county. 

Joseph Borough, Commissioner to take the census in Madison county. 

Joseph Conway, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Madison county. 

William H. Bradsby, Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts, and Recorder 
for the County of Washington. 

Appointed Isham Harrison, Surveyor and Justice of the Peace for Frank- 
lin county; Marmaduke S. Davenport, Sheriff of Franklin county; Joseph 
Palmer, Sheriff of Union county; Otho Davenport, Justice of the Peace of 
Gallatin county; John Weldon, Justice of the Peace of Union county; Thomas 
Greene, George Brown, and Rice Sams, Justices of the Peace for Union 
county; Jeremiah Brown, Commissioner to take the census in Union county; 
Abner Field, Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts of Union county; Robert 
K. McLaughlin, Clerk of the County Court in St. Clair county; James Rat- 
cliff, Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts of White county; Edward H. 
Piper, Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts of Crawford county ; Josias 
Randle, Clerk of the County Court of Madison county; James Finney, Clerk 
of the Circuit and County Courts of Johnson county; Joshua Scott, Clerk of 
the Circuit Court of Pope county; John Hay, Clerk of the Circuit Court of 
St. Clair county; Jesse B. Brown, Clerk of the Circuit and C9unty (Courts) of 
Edwards county; John Grammar, and John Bradshaw, Justices of the Peace 
for Union county; William Hickman, Justice of the Peace for Franklin 
county; Wm. McFatridge, Justice of the Peace for Johnson county; Jos. M. 
Street, Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts of Gallatin county; John Har- 
grave, Surveyor of the County of Union; Wm. McCoy, Commissioner to take 
the census in Gallatin county; Benoni Lee, a Justice of the Peace for Pope 
county; Daniel P. Cook, Circuit Judge for the Western Circuit, Illinois Ter- 
ritory; David S. Taylor, a Justice of the Peace for Pope county; John Mc- 
Lean, Judge of the Eastward Circuit Illinois Territory; Jesse Eckols, George 
Baker, John C. Smith, William Piles, George Hunsucker, Abner Kieth and 
Hasey Blown, Justices for Union county; John Whitacre, Coroner of Union 
county. 



. JANUARY 14th. 
Edward Clark, Lieutenant and Seth Chaffin, Ensign in the First Regiment. 



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JANUARY 15th. 

Richard Elliott, Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts and Recorder of 
Franklin county. 



JANUARY 16th. 

Enoch Moore, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe county; William Alex- 
ander, Clerk of the County Court of Monroe county. 



JANUARY 17th. 
Wm. C. Greenup, Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts of Randolph. 



JANUARY 19th. 

Daniel Converse, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Bond county; Martin Jones, 
Commissioner for taking the census in Bond county; appointed Jno. Moore, 
Commissioner for taking the census in Monroe county; Ezra Owens, Com- 
missioner for taking the census in Randolph county; John Powers and Thos. 
Kirkpatrick, Justices of the Peace for Bond county; Thomas Rattan and 
Jachry Maddux, Justices of the Peace for Washington county. 



JANUARY 20th. 
The Governor absent. 



JANUARY 31st. 

The Secretary appointed Miles Hotchkiss a Justice of the Peace for Ran- 
dolph county. 



FEBRUARY 5th. 

Conrad Wills a Justice of the Peace for Jackson county; Enoch Moore, 
Clerk of the County Court of Monroe, vice Wm. Alexander, who refused to 
accept. 



FEBRUARY 9th. 
Samuel Gilham, a Justice of the Peace for Madison county. 

FEBRUARY 10th. 
Jacob Lurton, a Justice of the Peace for Madison county. 



FEBRUARY 16th. 
The Governor returned to the seat of government. 



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FEBRUARY 17th. 

Elias K. Kane, Judge for the Eastern Circuit, vice John McLean, refused; 
William Mears, Circuit Judge for the Eastern Circuit in place of E. K. Kane, 
who refused to serve; William Biggs, Risdon Moore, and Benjamin Watts, 
Justices for St. Clair county; David Pierce, James Bankson, James Fisher, 
Jacob Turman, Justices for Washington county; James Pierce, Surveyor 
and Coroner for Washington county; Simon M. Hubbard, Clerk of the Cir- 
cuit and County Courts and Recorder for Franklin county, vice R. Elliott, 
refused to accept. 

Rhodolphus Langworthy was appointed by N. Edwards, Governor of Ill- 
inois Territory, a Justice of the Peace for Madison county, which was not 
registered. 



FEBRUARY 28th. 

Thomas Johnson, Amos Squires, Samuel Judy, William Jones, and George 
Cadwell, Justices of the Peace for Madison county; George Fisher, David 
Anderson, and John McFerron, Justices for Randolph county; Thomas Mc- 
Roberts and Caldwell Carnes, Justices for Monroe county; Jesse Griggs, 
Nathan Davis and James Hall, Justices for Jackson county; James Shaw, 
Smith Shaw, and George Kinkaid, Justices for Crawford county; John 
Slocomb, Willis Hargrave, and Joseph Pomeroy, Justices for White county; 
Samuel Marshal, Wm. Barney, and Robt. Frazer, Justices for Edwards 
county; John Marshal and fienry Oldham, Justices for Gallatin county; 
David Keelough, a Justice of the Peace for Pope county; John Johnson, a 
Justice of the Peace for Washington county. 



MARCH 3d. 



Cornelius Lafferty, a Justice of the Peace for Gallatin county; Jeptha 
Hardin, Judge of the Eastern Circuit, vice Wm. Mears, who declined to 
serve; Andrew Bankson, Colonel of the Tenth Regiment. 



MARCH 3d. 

The resignation of T. W. Talbott, a Justice of the Peace, received and ac- 
cepted. 

David Counts, a Justice of the Peace for St. Clair county. 

On the 10th of March, 1818, revoked the commission of Jas. Tanehill, Jus- 
tice in St. Clair county. 



MARCH llth. 
Jno. K. Mangham, commissioner for taking census in Washington county. 



MARCH 12th. 

The resignation of Robert Middleton, as Lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment, 
received and accepted. 

Jno. Y. Sawyer, Surveyor, vice Enloe, resigned, Madison ceunty. 



MARCH 13th. 
Appointed Conrad Will to take the census in Jackson county. 



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MARCH 14th. 

The Governor absent from the seat of government. 

The Secretary made the following appointments: 

Guy W. Smith, Recorder of Edwards county, vice R. Baird, deceased. 

Edw. N. Collom, Jos. Kitchell, David Porter, Shadrack B. A. Carter and 
David McGaha, Justices for Crawford county. 



MARCH 18th. 

The Governor returned to the seat of government and made the following 
appointments: 

George W. Kinkaid and John F. Richardson, Majors; John Chenowith, 
John Barlow, Samuel Gaston, Joseph Kitchel, David Jrrice, Captains in the 
9th Regiment; Wheeler Mattit, Joseph Wood, Eli Adams, John R. Adams, 
Charles K. Arleher, Lieutenants in the 9th Regiment; Joel Leak, James 
Moore, William Ashbrook, Jesse K. Aleher and Henry Miller, Ensigns in the 
9th Regiment; George W. Cattron, Adjutant, and John Gill, Judge Advocate, 
9th Regiment. 

James D. Thomas and Matthew Eades, Majors; Hezekiah Harris, James W. 
Bradsby, William Rutherford, Isaac Griffin and Robert Thomas, Captains; 
T. M. Nichols, Theo. Herald, Jos. Ogle and Wm. Tilford, Lieutenants; Henry 
Mace and William Jurney, Ensigns, in the 10th Regiment. 



MARCH 26th. 

Hiram Bell, County Surveyor for Edwards county, vice R. Baird, deceased. 

Revoked 10th March, 1818, the commission of Jas. Tanehill, Justice in St- 
Clair county. 



MARCH 31st. 

Appointed Arthur Morgan, Major, Jno. Roach. Captain, Solomon Storey 
and Wm. Wilson, Lieutenants, in 2nd Regiment. 

Joshua Fisher, Captain, Jos. Fisher, Lieutenant, Jno. Parish, Ensign, 10th 
Regiment. 

Henry S. Dodge, Aide-de-Camp to the Brigadier- General in the 1st Brigade. 



APRIL 4th. 

John Stuntz's resignation as Captain, received and acc'epted, 2nd Regiment. 
John R. Shultz, Justice of the Peace for Franklin county. 



APRIL 8th. 
Thomas Coxe, Justice of the Peace for Union county, 



APRIL 10th. 
Governor absent from the territory. 



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APRIL 23rd. 

The Secretary appointed Antoine Z. Chenett, Notary Public for Illinois ter- 
ritory. 

Thomas M. Davis and John Bowles, Justices of the Peace, Franklin county. 

Charles Humphreys, Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts and Recorder 
for the county of Jackson, resigned his commission. 

Thomas Rutledge, Justice of the Peace for White county. 
Benjamin Moseley, Justice for Gallatin county. 

Wm. Hickman and James Cockrane, Justices for Franklin, removed out of 
county. 



MAY 1st. 

Tim Nash, clerk of the circuit and county court and recorder of Jackson 
county. 

The resignation of Abner Fields, J. P., for Union county received and ac- 
cepted. 



MAY 5th. 

The resignation of John G. Lofton, member L. C., received and accepted. 
Appointed Stephen Handy, captain, Samuel Jenison, Lieutenant, Jacob 
Blaze, Ensign, Ninth Regiment; Robert S. Spencer, Justice of the Peace for 
White county; Thomas Cohen, Justice of the Peace for St. Clair county. 



MAY 12th. 

Francis Moore, Justice of the Peace for Pope county, vice D. S. Taylor, 
resigned. 



MAY 18th. 

Passport granted to R. Dixon to go to Michelimacanac by the route of the 
Illinois river. 

John McCreary commissioned to take the census in Franklin county. 

Samuel Sybole, Captain, John Conway, Lieutenant. Caleb Garterman, En- 
sign in the rifle company, Seventh Regiment; William Punine, Captain f 
Samuel Hewston, Captain, Philip Tuton, Lieutenant, in the Seventh Regi- 
ment; Miles Whitley, lieutenant, James Jones and Wm. Leavand (?), En- 
signs in the Seventh Regiment. 

Resignation of George Creath, captain in the First Regiment received and 
accepted. 

David W. Maxwell, Sheriff of Franklin county, vice M. S. Davenport, re- 
signed; Alex. Campbell, Justice of the Peace for Edwards county; John G. 
Damewood and William Ellis, Justices of the Peace for Gallatin county. 



MAY 27th. 

John Hay, Justice of the Peace for St. Clair county, resigned. 

John Hay appointed clerk of the county court of St. Clair county, vice R. 
K. McLaughlin, resigned. 

Daniel P. Cook, judge of the Western circuit, resigned and was accepted. 



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MAY 28th. 

Thomas Dickinson, captain, Anthony Babeau, lieutenant, and Joseph 
Godere, ensign, in the First Regiment. 



JUNE 1st, 

Hugh Robinson, justice of the peace for Gallatin county; John K. 
Mangham, and John Carraghan, justices, for Washington county. 

Passport granted to Fras. Turotte to go to Michilimacanac by way of the 
Illinois river. 



JUNE 2nd. 

Clayton Tiffin, justice of the peace for St. Glair county; Elijah C. Berry, 
captain, Edward Cowles, lieutenant, and Samuel 0. Christy, ensign in a rifle 
company in the First Regiment; George Dickinson, captain, John James, 
Lieutenant, and Cahan Cooper, Ensign of a rifle company in the Second 
Regiment. 



JUNE 3rd. 



Benjamin Menes, Adjutant, vice D. Coleman, resigned; John C. Smith, 
Major; Allen McKenzie, Captain, vice J. C. Smith, promoted; Thomas Cox, 
captain, vice D. Coleman, resigned; John Graves captain, Jos. Kuykendall, 
Lieutenant, Wm. McGinnis, Lieutenant, Wm. Shelton, Lieutenant, George 
Wier and Jno. Ruft, Ensigns, in the Third Regiment. 



JUNE 8th. 
Appointed John Warnock, Judge of the Western circuit. 



JUNE 14th. 

Jno. Browning to take the census in Franklin county, vice John McCreary, 
refused to serve. 



JLNE 20th. 

Appointed Samuel Crawford a Justice of the Peace for Randolph county; 
Theodore V. H. Varick Brigade Inspector in the First Brigade, Illinois Militia. 



JUNE 29th. 

Abraham Prickett ; Captain, Jno. T. Lusk, Lieutenant, Jeph. Lamkin, En- 
sign in Seventh Regiment. 

Charles Bilderback, Lieutenant, Adam Woolrick, Ensign, in the First 
Regiment. 



JULY 1st. 
Saml. Walker, Ensign in the First Regiment. 




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JULY 3d. 

Ira Manville, sr., a Justice of the Peace for St. Clair county. 

The commission of David Anderson, as a Justice for Randolph county, re- 
turned, not accepted. 



JULY 4th. 

Jacob Stout, Captain, Nathan Fike, Captain, Wm. Philips, Lieutenant, 
Henry Herring, Lieutenant, Wm. Stout, Ensign, Henry Neely, Ensign, in 
Second Regiment. 



JULY 20th. 

Robert Palmer, Lieutenant and Andrew Brown, Ensign, in the Fourth 
Regiment. 

Rowland Allen, Justice of the Peace for Gallatin county. 



AUGUST 1st. 

The Governor returned to the Territory and resumed the duties of his 
office. 



AUGUST 7th. 

Appointed Thos. A. Wilson, James Watts, James Ray, Richard Eaton and 
John Cheek for Justices of the Peace for Crawford county. 

Richard Elliott, Notary Public for Gallatin county, vice P. Redman, re- 
signed. 

James Richardson, Justice of the Peace for White county, vice D. Hay, re- 
signed. 

Wm. Gray, John A. Wakefield and Francis Brown, Justices for Bond county. 

Joseph Duncan, Jno. H. Morgan, Thos. Johnson, Walter Creep well, 
Justices of the Peace for Madison county. 

Hugh Craig, Justice of the Peace for Union county. 

John Copeland, Thos. C. Paterson and Aaron Bur Brown, Justices of the 



jonn uopeiana, Tnos. <J. 
Peace for Johnson county. 



Resignation of Jacob Short as Major in the Second Regiment received and 
accepted. 

Resignation of James Field as Lieutenant in the Fourth Regiment, re- 
ceived and accepted. 

Asa Ross Lieutenant, vice Seth Hargrave, resigned, Rifle Company, Fifth 
Regiment. 

James A. Richardson, Ensign in Rifle Company Fifth Regiment. 

Isaac Gillham, Lieutenant, Jas. H. Gillham, Jno. Harris, Ensigns Seventh 
Regiment. 

Isaac Judy, Lieutenant, Robert Reynolds, Ensign in the Seventh Regi- 
ment. 



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AUGUST 9th. 

Nicholas Edwards and Robert McGee, Justices for Washington county. 
Joseph Dillard, Justice of the Peace for Pope county. 
Erasmus Wheeler, Justice of the Peace for Gallatin county. 

James W. Davidson, Captain, Jos. Cavenah, Lieutenant, Henry Brewer, 
Ensign in the Second Regiment. 



AUGUST 19th. 

Peter Philips, Justice of the Peace for Franklin county. 
Daniel Elledge, Justice of the Peace for White county. 



AUGUST 20th. 

Antoine Z. Chenett, a Justice of the Peace for Randolph county, removed 
from office. 

Maj. Jno. G. Damewpod promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the Fourth 
Regiment, Illinois Territory. 

Appointed Bennett Hancock, Coroner, Jiio. Russell, Justice of the Peace 
for Johnson county. 

John Arckney, Alexander Clark and Lewis Wells, Justices of the Peace for 
Jackson county. 

Nisbett Allen, Fitz Edwards Hutchmgs, Justices for Union county. 
J. R. Shultz, Justice of the Peace for Franklin county. 



SEPTEMBER 2d. 
Absolom Bradshaw, Major in the First Regiment. 



SEPTEMBER 3d. 
Lazarus Webb, Justice of the Peace for Franklin county. 

SEPTEMBER 9th. 

James D. Thomas, Lieutenant Colonel in the Tenth Regiment Illinois 
Militia, vice Andrew Bankson, resigned. 



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ONTAKiO 



FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY, NOVEMBER 25- DECEM- 
BER 26, 1812 



JOURNAL OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. 

At the General Assembly, begun and held in the town of Kaskaskia, on 
Wednesday, the 25th day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and twelve. 

On which day (being the day appointed by the Governor of this Territory 
(Illinois), for the meeting of the General Assembly), the following members 
of the Legislative Council attended and took their seats: 

To- wit: From the county of Gallatin, Benjamin Talbott; from the county 
of St. Glair, William Biggs; from the county of Madison, Samuel Judah; 
from the county of Randolph, Pierre Menard. 

As the member from Johnson did not appear, the council adjourned until 
tomorrow morning, at ten of the clock. 



THURSDAY, THE 26TH NOVEMBER, 1812. 

The Council assembled according to adjournment and proceeded to the elec- 
tion of a President pro tern., and Mr. Biggs was truly elected and took the 
chair. 

A message from the House of Representatives, [by] Mr. Greenup, their 
Clerk, informing [the Council] that they had appointed Mr. Wilson, of their 
House, on their part to procure stationery, etc., and then withdrew. 

On motion, Resolved that Mr. Menard on the part of this House be ap- 
pointed to join Mr. Wilson of the House of Representatives to procure sta- 
tionery, etc. 

Then the Council adjourned [until] three of the clock this afternoon. 
The Council assembled, agreeable to adjournment. 

On motion, Resolved that a committee be appointed jointly with a commit- 
tee to be appointed by the House of Representatives to wait on the Governor, 
to inform him that the General Assembly is now assembled and ready to re- 
ceive such communications as he may think proper to make, and that Mr. 
Talbott be of the committee on the part of the Council, and that this House 
do inform the House of Representatives thereof. 

The Council then adjourned until tomorrow morning at ten of the clock. 



FRIDAY, 27TH NOVEMBER, 1812. 

The Council met according to adjournment. 

Thomas Ferguson, elected a member of the Legislative Council for Johnson 
county, produced his certificate of election, and took his seat. 



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Mr. Talbott presented the petition of Thomas Todd, praying to be heard 
by counsel, or otherwise, respecting a contested election with William Biggs, 
Esq., which was read. 

A President pro tern, being necessary, Mr. Biggs declining, Mr. Menard 
was called to the chair. -. 

On motion, Resolved, that the above petition be referred to a committee of 
the whole. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their clerk, 
returning certain papers and documents respecting the contested election 
above mentioned. 

On motion, Resolved, that Messrs. Todd and Biggs appear themselves, and 
not by counsel. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, resolved that the last resolution shall be recon- 
sidered. 

On motion, Resolved, that the laws relative to elections, passed by the Leg- 
islature of Indiana, on the 17th day of Sept., 1807, and an act passed the 16th 
day of Sept., 1807, by the same Legislature, and laws of Congress, and acts 
of the Governor and judges of this territory, and proclamations of the Gov- 
ernor of this territory, on the subject of elections be, and the same are hereby 
submitted to the Attorney General, and he is requested to report the same in 
writing to this House on Monday next 

The business on which Mr. Biggs left the chair being gone through par- 
tially, he resumed the chair. 

On motion, Resolved, that the Council go into an election of a Clerk to this 
House, and on casting up the votes, John Thomas was unanimously elected. 

On motion, Resolved, that Messrs. Talbott and Ferguson be a committee 
to draw up rules and orders for the Legislative Council, and report the same 
tomorrow morning. 

The Council then adjourned until tomorrow morning at ten of the clock. 



SATURDAY THE 28TH NOVEMBER, 1812. 

The Council met according to adjournment. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their clerk, 
accompanied by a resolution respecting a doorkeeper and his duty, request- 
ing the concurrence of this House. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their clerk, 
informing that they were organized and ready to proceed to business. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their clerk, 
informing the Council that they had appointed a committee, jointly with a 
committee to be appointed by this House, to wait on the Executive, inform- 
ing him that the Legislature are ready to receive such communications as 
he may think proper to make. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their clerk, 
informing this House that they had concurred in the amendment made to 
their resolution respecting the appointment and duties of the doorkeeper, and 
that they were ready to go into the election thereof. And on the election 
beine made Thomas Swearingan was duly elected. 

The committee who waited on his Excellency returned, and Mr. Talbott, 
the member from this House, reported that himself, with Mr. Trammell, 
from the House of Representatives, had waited on his Excellency, the Gover- 
nor, and had for answer, that he would attend the Legislature in half an 
hour. Which he did, and delivered an address to both Houses, and read sev- 
eral letters addressed to Departments of the General Government, and other 
public functionaries, delivered in the room of the House of Representatives. 

The Council then adjourned until [toj Monday morning next at ten of the 
clock. 



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MONDAY MORNING 30TH NOVEMBER, 1812. 

Council met according to adjournment. 

A motion made and seconded, that the Attorney-General deliver to this 
House any communications he may have ready for them, and that the door- 
keeper inform him thereof. 

The Attorney-General appeared and read his communication to this House, 
and delivered in the same, which was laid on the Clerk's table. 

A motion was made and seconded that the following resolution be entered 
into that the communication of the Attorney General be referred to a com- 
mittee of the whole and made the order of the day for tomorrow. 

A motion was made and seconded that the following resolution be entered 
into, to- wit: Resolved that the committee of the whole, charged with the 
investigation of the election of Mr. Biggs, and to whom was referred the 
written opinion of the Attorney-General, are hereby empowered to send for 
all persons and papers that they may require, particularly the laws and res- 
olutions passed by the Governor and Judges of this Territory and the proc- 
lamations by which the late elections were made, and on some debate thereon 
the resolution was carried in the negative. 

On which, a motion was made by Mr. Menard to reconsider the resolution, 
on which the resolution was carried in the affirmative. 

On balloting for a Chairman of the committee of the whole, Mr. Menard 
was duly elected to that place. 

On motion of Mr. Menard, resolved that the above resolution pass as 
amended by striking out the whole thereof from the word "committee." 

The Council then adjourned until ten of the clock tomorrow morning. 



TUESDAY FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER, 1812. 

The Council met according to adjournment. 

On motion, Resolved that the Council go into a committee of the whole on 
the contested election, between Thomas Todd and William Biggs, Mr. Menard 
in the chair. 

On motion, Resolved that the committee go into the room of the House of 
Representatives, which was done accordingly. 

On motion, Resolved that the written opinion of Mr. Ferguson be con- 
sidered and adopted. 

Adjourned until ten of the clock tomorrow morning. 



WEDNESDAY 2o DECEMBER, 1812. 

Council met according to adjournment. 

On motion, Resolved that the committee rise and report. 

The President resumed the chair, and the committee reported that William 
Biggs is justly entitled to his seat in the Legislative Council of this Territory 
in the General Assembly now sitting. Which report the Council agreed to 
and ordered that their decision be spread on the Journals of this House. 

The committee to whom was referred the draughting rules for this House 
reported the rules at full length, which being read were adopted by the 
House. 

On motion, Resolved, that the Council go into the election of a President 
and on casting up the votes, Mr. Menard was duly elected and took the chair 
accordingly. 

The House then adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 of the clock. 



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THURSDAY, THE 3RD DECEMBER, 1812. 

The Council met according to adjournment. 

On motion, Resolved, that Messrs. Biggs and Juday be a committee to 
bring in a resolution in favor [of] Major John MordocK's having four com- 
panies of Mounted Rangers on our frontiers for the term of one year. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their clerk, 
accompanied by joint rules for both Houses for the concurrence of this House. 

On motion, Resolved, that this House do concur with the House of Repre- 
sentatives in the joint rules for the Government of both Houses. 

On motion, Resolved, that the Clerk of this House dp inform the House of 
Representatives that this House do concur with them in their resolution for 
the Government of both Houses. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their clerk, 
accompanying a resolution in favor of Captain William 0. Aliens, having the 
command of a garrison at Peoria, with their approbation thereof, requesting 
the concurrence of this House to the same. 

On motion, Resolved, that the petition and resolution respecting Captain 
Allen be read a second time, which was done, and the resolution of the House 
of Representatives concurred in. 

The committee to whom was referred the petition respecting Major Mor- 
dock's having the command of four Companies of Rangers, etc., reported the 
following resolution, 

On which the Council went into a Committee of the whole on the state of 
the Territory^ Mr. Biggs in the chair. The resolution and petition above 
mentioned being discussed, the committee rose and the President resumed 
the chair, and the committte reported that the House concur with the House 
of Representatives on the petition and resolution aforesaid. The Council 
agreed to the report of the committee without amendment. 

Ordered that the Clerk do carry the same to the House of Representatives, 
which was done. 

On motion, Resolved, that a committee of one member from this House be 
appointed as a joint committee, with one from the House of Representatives, 
to examine and compare the enrolled bills with the engrossed bills. Mr. 
Biggs was therefore appointed, and that the House of Representatives be in- 
formed thereof, which was done accordingly. 

The Council then adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 of the clock. 



FRIDAY, 4TH DECEMBER, 1812. 

The Council met according to adjournment. 

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Greenup, their 
Clerk, returning the petition in favor of Major Mordock's having four Com- 
panies of Rangers on our frontier in which they have concurred, and then he 
withdrew. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, Resolved, that a committee of two be appointed to 
enquire into the laws and system of general and circuit courts, and tney to re- 
port by bill or otherwise, and that Messrs. Talbott and Ferguson be that 
committee. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved, that a committee be appointed with 
direction to draught an address to the President of the United States on the 
subject of our relations with our savage neighbors and report the same to 
this House on Monday next," and that Messrs. Talbott and Juday be that 
committee. 



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On motion of Mr. Briggs, "Resolved, that a committee of two members be 
appointed to enquire into the laws and system of the court of chancery, and 
report thereon by bill or otherwise," and that Messrs. Biggs and Ferguson 
be that committee. 

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Greenup, their 
clerk, whereby they have sent into this House for its concurrence, "An act 
declaring what laws are in force in this Territory," and then he withdrew. 
Which was read a first time. On motion, resolved that the above named act 
be read a second time, now, which was done accordingly. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, Resolved that the above mentioned act be commit- 
ted to a Committee of the Whole, and made the order of the day for Monday 
next. 

The Council then adjourned until tomorrow morning at ten of the clock. 



SATURDAY, THE STH DECEMBER, 1812. 

The Council met according to adjournment. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs ordered that the Clerk of this House carry to the 
House of Representatives the petition respecting Major Mordock's Rangers 
requesting the signature of their Speaker thereto. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their Clerk, 
informing the Council that they have appointed Mr. Wilson, on their part, as 
a joint committee with the committee from this House on enrolled Bills, and 
then he withdrew. 

The joint committee of both Houses delivered the petition respecting Major 
Mordocks having four companies on our frontiers, was delivered in due form 
to his Excellency, the Governor. 

The memorial [of J respecting Capt. Aliens having the command of a garri- 
son at Peoria was signed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and 
the President of the Legislative Council, and ordered to be presented to his 
Excellency, the Governor by the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills. 

Mr. Biggs from the joint committee informed the Council that they had 
presented to his Excellency, the Governor, the petition respecting Ma/jor Mor- 
dock's having four Companies of Rangers, and the memorial respecting Capt. 
Aliens having the command of a garrison at Peoria. 

The Council then adjourned until ten of the clock on Monday morning 
next. 



MONDAY, THE ?TH DECEMBER, 1812. 

The Council met according to adjournment. 

Mr. Menard, the President being sick and unable to attend. 

The Council appointed Mr. Biggs President pro tern. 

Mr. Talbott from the committee on an address to the President of the 
United States, "On our relation with our savage neighbors" reported a 
draught thereof, which was read by the chairman of the committee and given 
in at the clerk's table where it was read again by the clerk a second time. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott resolved that the address to the President of the 
United States respecting our relation with our savage neighbors be read now 
a third time, which was done accordingly. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, ordered that the aforesaid address to the Presi- 
dent of the United States do pass. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott resolved that this House go into a Committee of 
the Whole on the "act declaring what laws are in force in this Territory." 
Mr. Ferguson in the chair. 



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On motion of Mr. Talbott the committee arose and the President resumed 
the chair. The committee reported progress and ask leave to sit again. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their 
Clerk, whereby they have sent into this House a "Bill to repeal parts of cer- 
tain acts and for other purposes," passed in that House, and requiring the 
concurrence of this House thereto, and then he withdrew. 

On the above bill being read a first time. On motion resolved that it be 
read a second time tomorrow. 

Then the Council adjourned until ten of the clock tomorrow morning. 



TUESDAY, STH DECEMBER, 1812. 

The Council met according to adjournment. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, ordered that the Clerk carry the address to. the 
President of the United States to the House of Representatives for their con- 
currence, which he did. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, Resolved, that the House go into a committee of 
the whole, on the Bill "Declaring what laws are in force." Mr. Talbott in 
the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, Resolved, that the first section be amended by 
striking out the words, "and which can be applicable to this Territory," 
and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "That are of a general nature 
and not local to Indiana Territory," in the sixth and seventh lines from the 
top of the said section. The committee rose, and the President resumed the 
chair. Then the committee reported that they had gone through the afore- 
said bill, with the amendment, which was agreed to by the House, and the 
Clerk was ordered to carry the said bill to the House of Representatives, in- 
forming tnem that this House have concurred in the Bill "Declaring what 
laws are in force," &c., as amended, requesting their concurrence to the 
amendment, which he did. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their Clerk, 
returning to this House the address to the President of the United States in 
which they have concurred, with a resolution that it be signed by the Speaker 
of the House of Representatives, and the President of the legislative Council, 
and that the said address be sent to the Governor, of this Territory, with a 
request,.that he transmit the same to the President of the United States. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, Resolved, that this House do concur with the 
resolution of the House of Representatives on the address to the President of 
the United States, ordered that the Clerk carry the same to the House of 
Representatives, which he did. 

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Greenup, their 
Clerk, informing this House that they have concurred in the amendment to 
the Bill "Declaring what laws are in force," etc. 

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Greenup, their 
Clerk, whereby they have sent into this House a resolution in the following 
words: "Resolved, that the Legislative Council and House of Representa- 
tives do on this day jointly elect an Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk to both 
Houses during the balance of the present session," requesting the concur- 
rence of this House thereto. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, "Resolved, that this House do concur in the 
resolution, of the House of Representatives, respecting the election of an 
Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk to both Houses, during the balance of the 
present session." 

On motion ordered that the Clerk dp inform the House of Representatives 
that this House do concur with them in their resolution respecting an Enroll- 
ing and Engrossing Clerk. 

The House then adjourned until tomorrow morning at ten of the clock. 



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WEDNESDAY THE QTH DECEMBER, 1812. 

Council met according to adjournment. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, "Resolved, that we now proceed to the 
election of an Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk for both Houses during the 
ballance of the present session, and that this resolution be sent to the House 
of Representatives for their concurrence, and that the Clerk do carry the 
same," which he did. 

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Greenup, their 
Clerk, informing this House that they have concurred in the resolution of 
electing an Engrossing Clerk and that they are now ready. 

The Council returned into their Chamber after having, jointly with the 
House of Representatives, elected Mr. Humphreys their Engrossing Clerk. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, "Resolved that this House go into a committee 
of the whole, this day, on the Bill for repealing certain laws, and for other 
purposes." Mr. Juday in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, Resolved, that the Bill be amended by strik- 
ing out the following words: "Action on the case for trover and conversion, 
actions of trespass vi et armis" in the seventh, eighth, and a part of the ninth 
lines. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, Resolved, that the committee rise and report the 
Bill, as amended. On which the President resumed the chair, and the com- 
mittee reported the amendments. 

On motion, "Shall this Bill as amended, pass?" Carried in the affirmative 
and ordered that the Clerk carry the same to the House of Representatives 
for their concurrence in the amendment, which he did. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, Resolved [that] the bill for regulating the ad- 
mission of attorneys be read by the Clerk, which was done the first time. 

A bill vesting the judges of the general court with chancery powers in this 
Territory, was read a first time. 

On motion, Resolved that this bill be read a second time tomorrow. 
The Council then adjourned until tomorrow morning at ten of the clock. 



THURSDAY, IOTH DECEMBER, 1812. 

Council met according to adjournment. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, Resolved that the Council proceed to the sec- 
ond reading of the bill "vesting judges of the general court with chancery 
powers" agreeable to the resolution of yesterday, which was done accordingly. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, ordered that the above bill be committed to a 
committee of the Whole, and made the order of the day for tomorrow. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, Resolved that this House do go inte a commit- 
tee of the whole on the bill to amend an act entitled "An act regulating the 
admission of attorneys and counsellors at law." 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, Resolved that the committee rise and report the 
bill without amendments. The President resumed the chair, and the com- 
mittee reported accordingly. 

On motion, Resolved that this House concur in the report of the committee, 
and that it pass, and that the Clerk do inform the House of Representatives 
thereof, which he did. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their clerk, 
whereby that House have sent into this, the bill "to repeal certain acts" etc., 
and that they have concurred in the amendment of this House, and then 
withdrew. 

The Council then adjourned until ten of the clock tomorrow morning. 



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FRIDAY THE HTH DECEMBER, 1812. 

The Council met according to adjournment. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, Resolved that this House go into a committee 
of the whole, on the bill " ves tip the judges of the general court with 
chancery powers." Mr. Judah in the chair. Ordered that the bill be read, 
which was done. 

The committee rose, and the President resumed the chair. 

The committee reported the bill as amended. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, Resolved that this House agree to the report of 
the committee of the whole. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, Resolved that this bill do pass as amended. 

And then adjourned until ten of the clock tomorrow morning. 



SATURDAY 12TH DECEMBER, 1812. 

The Council met according to adjournment. 

On motion, ordered that the Clerk do carry the bill "vesting the judges of 
the general court with chancery powers" to the House of Representatives, 
and ask their concurrence thereto. 

The joint committee (for that purpose), reported that they have compared 
the enrolled with the engrossed bill, "to repeal parts of certain acts and for 
other purposes," and find it truly enrolled. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their clerk, 
whereby they have sent into this House a bill "for the relief of the Sheriff of 
Randolph [county]," for the concurrence of this House. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, ordered that the bill "for the relief of the 
Sheriff of Randolph county," be read the first time, which was done. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, Resolved that this bill be read a second time, 
now, which was done. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, ordered that this bill be committed to a com- 
mittee of the whole and be the order of the day for Monday next. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their clerk, 
whereby they have sent into this House a bill supplemental to an act entitled 
"An act regulating the practice of the general courts anc courts of common 
pleas and for other purposes," for the concurrence of this House, and then 
he withdrew. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, ordered that this bill be read a first time, 
which was done. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, ordered that this bill be read a second time 
now, which was done. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, ordered that this bill be committed to a com- 
mittee of the whole and be made the order of the day of Monday next. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their Clerk, 
whereby they have sent into this House a bill "regulating the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas and fixing the times of holding terms in the several counties," re- 
questing the concurrence of this House thereto, and then he withdrew. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, ordered that this bill be read a first time, which 
was done. 

Oo motion of Mr. Talbott, ordered that the above mentioned bill be read a 
second time on Monday next. 

The Council then adjourned until ten of the clock on Monday morning next. 



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MONDAY, THE 14TH DECEMBER, 1812. 

The Council met according to adjournment. 

Mr. Menard (the President), attended and took his seat. 

A message from the Governor informing this House that he had sent on the 
address to the President of the United States which originated in this House. 

The joint committee of Enrolled Bills reported they have presented to his 
Excellency, the Governor, "the act declaring what laws are in force." 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their Clerk, 
wherein the Governor informs both Houses that agreeable [to the I to their 
joint request that he had transmitted their address to the President of the 
United States, one to the Honorable Shadrach Bond, our delegate in Con- 
gress, and the other to the President of the United States, that he has ap- 
proved and signed "The act declaring what laws are in force in this Terri- 
tory." 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, Resolved, that this House go into a committee of 
the whole on the bill for the relief of the sheriff of Randolph county. Mr, 
Biggs in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Menard, Resolved, that this bill be amended by embrac- 
ing the sheriff and county of St. Clair, and taking in the county of St. Clair. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, for an amendment, carried in the negative. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved, that the House agree to the bill as 
amended, and that the Clerk carry the same to the House of Representatives 
and ask their concurrence to the amendment," which he did. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their Clerk, 
whereby they have sent into this House a bill for "Levying and collecting a 
tax on land," for the concurrence of this House. 

On motion of Mr. Judah, "Resolved that the Clerk read this bill a first 
time," which was done. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their Clerk, 
wherein that House inform this House that they have concurred in the amend- 
ment of this House. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved, that this bill be read a second time on 
tomorrow." 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that this House concur in the amend- 
ment [of the] House of Representatives, on the bill for the relief of the sheriff 
of Randolph and St. Clair counties." 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that this House go into a committee of 
the whole on the bill supplemental to 'an act regulating the practice of the 
General Court and Courts of Common Pleas.' ' Mr. Biggs in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Menard, "Resolved that the bill be amended by adding a 
second clause thereto and putting the added clause between the first and sec- 
ond sections." 

On motion of Mr. Menard, "Resolved that the committee rise and report 
the bill as amended." 

A message from the House of Representatives wherein they have sent into 
this House a bill for the relief of Benjamin Stevenson and for other purposes 
and also a bill to amend the several laws concerning the militia, and for the 
relief of Dunkards, Quakers, and other religious persons, etc. 

The House haying gone through and concurred in an additional clause to 
be a second section, and that the Clerk do inform the House of Representa- 
tives that this House do concur in the Bill as amended and request their con- 
currence to the amendment, which was done. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that this House read the Bill regu- 
lating the Court of Common Pleas and fixing the times of holding the Courts 
in the several counties, a second time," which was done. 



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On motion of Mr. Ferguson, "Resolved that this Bill be committed to a 
Committee of the Whole, and made the order of the day for tomorrow." 

A Bill for the relief of Benjamin Stevenson, &c., was read a first time, and 
then on motion of Mr. Ferguson, "Resolved that this Bill be read a second 
time now," which was done,. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that this Bill be committed to a Com- 
mittee of the Whole and made the order of the day for tomorrow." 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that the Bill to amend the several 
laws respecting the Militia, for the relief of religious people, &c., be read a 
first time," which was done. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, ordered that this Bill be read a second time to- 
morrow, [which was done.] 

Council then adjourned until ten of the clock tomorrow morning. 



TUESDAY, THE 15TH DECEMBER, 1812. 

The Council met according to adjournment. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that this House go into a Committee 
of the Whole on the Bill regulating the Court of Common Pleas and fixing 
the times of holding terms, &c." Mr. Ferguson in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Menard, "Resolved that the Committee rise and report 
progress." The President resumed the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that the House concur in the amend- 
ment made in the Committee of the Whole," carried in the negative. 

A message from the House of Representatives by [Mr. Greenup] their 
Clerk, whereby they sent into this House a Bill "concerning the General 
Court," and the Bill "Giving the Judges of the General Court, Chancery 
powers," requesting the concurrence of this House to the former and to the 
amendments in the other. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Ordered that the Bill for regulating the Courts 
of Common Pleas be read," which was done, also read a second time now. 

On motion, "Resolved that this Bill be committed to a Committee of the 
Whole today." Mr. Biggs in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that the committee rise and report 
the Bill without amendment." On which the President resumed the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that the House agree to the report 
[of] the committee, and that the Bill do pass, and that the Clerk carry the 
same to the House of Representatives requesting their concurrence thereto," 
which was done. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that this House go into a Committee 
of the Whole on the Bill for the relief of Benjamin Stevenson, and for other 
purposes." Mr. Ferguson in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Menard, "Resolved that the Bill be amended by inserting 
the word "to" in the last line in the preamble, and the words "Territorial 
Treasury" in lieu of "Territory" in the 8th line of the first section, and the 
words, "forty- two dollars" instead of "$42" in figures, in the ninth line of 
said section. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that the whole of the second section to 
the word 'This,' be struck out." 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that this committee rise and report the 
Bill as amended." The President resumed the chair. 

On motion, "Resolved that the Bill pass as amended, and that the Clerk in- 
form the House of Representatives thereof, and ask them to concur in the 
amendments." 



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A message from the House of Representatives by their Clerk, accompanied 
by a bill supplemental to an act entitled, "An act regulating the practice of 
the General Court and Courts of Common Pleas, and for other purposes," 
with the amendments, in which they have concurred. 

A Bill "vesting the Judges of the General Court with chancery powers." 

And also the Bill "concerning the General Court," read a first time. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, the Bill "to amend the laws concerning the militia. 

and for the relief of several religious denominations, etc.", be read a second 

time, which was done. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, ordered that this Bill be committed to a committee 
of the whole and be made the order of the day for tomorrow. 

A message from the House of Representatives by [Mr. Greenup], their 
Clerk, whereby they have sent into this House the Bill for the relief of Benj. 
Stevenson, informing [this House] that they will not concur in the amend- 
ment of this House. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved, that the Bill for levying a tax on 
land be read a second time now," which was done. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, ordered that this Bill be committed to a committee 
ot the whole and made the order of the day for tomorrow. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, Resolved that this House insist on the amendment 
they have made to the Bill for the relief of Benj. Stevenson, etc., and that the 
Clerk inform the House of Representatives thereof, which he did. 

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Greenup, their Clerk, 
informing this House that they still refuse to concur in the amendment of 
this House on the Bill for the relief of Benj. Stevenson. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved~that this House appoint one member as 
a Committee of Conference with the House of Representatives on the above 
bill, and that Mr. Ferguson be of that committee, and that the Clerk do inform 
the House of Representatives thereof." 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, Resolved, that this House concur in the amend- 
ment of the House of Representatives in the Bill "vesting the Judges of the 
General Court with chancery powers." 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their Clerk, informing 
this House that they wished to reconsider the act (enrolled) to repeal certain 
acts, etc., on tomorrow. 

Then adjourned until tomorrow morning. 



WEDNESDAY, THE 16TH DECEMBER, 1812. 

The Council met according to adjournment. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved, that this House go into a committee 
of the whole on the Bill "concerning the militia and the relief of certain de- 
nominations of religious people." Mr. Ferguson in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Menard, "Resolved that the committee rise and report," 
on which the President resumed the chair, and the committee reported the 
Bill without amendment. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that the House do not concur in this 
Bill, and that the Clerk do inform the House of Representatives thereof." 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that this House go into a committee 
of the whole on the Bill for levying and collecting a tax on land." Mr. Fer- 
guson in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that the second section of said Bill be 
amended by striking out the words, 'or confirmation,' and insert the words 
'and confirmed,' in lieu thereof, in the third line of said section." 



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On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved, that the tenth section be struck out, 
and the vote be taken by yeas and nays." 

Yeas Messrs. Biggs and Judy (2) . 

Nays Messrs. Ferguson, Menard and Talbott (3), therefore the motion 
lost. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that the committee rise and report 
progress, and ask leave to sit again." The President resumed the chair. 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their Clerk, informing 
the Council] that, that House have passed a bill "regulating elections;" 
also a Bill "concerning proceeding in civil cases," also a Bill "concerning 
frauds," to which they request the Council's concurrence. They have also 
concurred in the Bill from the Council regulating the Courts of Common 
Pleas," and they have agreed to the amendment of the Council, to the amend- 
ment of the House of Representatives, to the Bill "concerning the Court of 
Chancery." 

Then adjourned until tomorrow morning. 



The Council met according to adjournment, on 

THURSDAY THE I?TH DECEMBER, 1812. 

A bill passed in the House of Representatives "concerning frauds" was 
this day read. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, Resolved that this bill be read a second time to- 
morrow. 

A bill "concerning proceedings in civil cases was read. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, "Resolved that this bill be read a second time 
now." Which was done, and on motion of Mr. Ferguson, ordered that this 
bill be read a second time on tomorrow. 

A bill passed in the House of Representatives "regulating elections" was 
read. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, ordered that this bill be read a second time now, 
which was done. 

On motion of Mr. Judy, ordered that this bill be committed to a committee 
of the whole, and be made the order of the day for tomorrow. 

Mr. Talbott presented the petition of William Rabb. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that this petition be referred to a 
select committee of two, and that Messrs. Judy and Talbott be that com- 
mittee, and that they report on the same tomorrow." 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that this House go into a committee of 
the whole on the bill for 'levying and collecting a tax on land.' ' Mr. Fer- 
guson in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that the committee rise and report." 
On which motion the President resumed the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that this House do concur in the bill 
as amended." 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that the bill be read a third time on its 
passage." 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "[Resolved] that the sixth section be struck out," 
carried in the negative. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "[Resolved] that the ninth section of this bill be 
amended by adding the following clause to the same, 'And provided also, 
that if the owner of any tract or tracts of land shall be in arrears he or any 
person for him shall on the day on which the said land shall be advertised for 



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sale, as above mentioned, tender and deliver to the sheriff to be sold, on that 
day by him at the place of sale as above mentioned, goods and chattels suffi- 
cient to make the said tax and costs so in arrear, then the sheriff shall not 
sell the said lands or any part thereof, but shall make and levy the said tax 
on the goods and chattels, rendering the overplus, if any, to the owner of 
such land or such person for him,' " carried in the affirmative. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that this House concur in the second 
amendment to the above bill. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that this bill be concurred in as 
amended, and ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives to the 
amendments of this House thereto." 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their clerk, informing 
[the Council J that they passed "an act to amend an act entitled, 'an act con- 
cerning grist mills and millers,' " and they also send into this House an en- 
rolled act, supplemental to an act entitled, "an act regulating the practice in 



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the general court and courts of common pleas, etc.," which their Speaker has 
signed, and request the concurrence of the Council to the first mentioned act. 

Then adjourned until tomorrow morning. 



FRIDAY THE 18TH DECEMBER, 1812. 

The Clerk carried the bill for levying and collecting a tax on land, as 
amended, to the House of Representatives requesting them to concur in the 
amendments. 

Ordered that the bill from the House of Representatives, to wit: "An act 
to amend an act entitled, 'an act to regulate grist mills and millers, etc.," 
be read a second time now. 

On motion of Mr. Judy, ordered that this bill be committed to a committee 
of the whole, and be made the order of the day for tomorrow. 

A message from the Honse of Representatives, by their clerk, informing 
this House that they have concurred in the amendment of this House to the 
bill "for levying and collecting a tax on land." 

Mr. Biggs, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, informed this House 
that they had presented to the Governor the Enrolled Bills, viz.: "An act 
supplemental to an act entitled, 'An act regulating the courts of common 
pleas and for other purposes' ", and also "An act for the relief of the sheriff 
of Randolph and St. Clair counties." 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their Clerk, whereby 
they have sent into this House, a memorial and two resolutions to be sent to 
our Delegate in Congress, requesting their [our] concurrence thereto, which 
was read a first time, 

On motion. Resolved, that that this memorial and resolutions be read a 
second time, which was done. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, Resolved, that this memorial, etc.. be committed 
to a Committee of the whole on the state of the Territory and be the order of 
the day for tomorrow. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved, that this House now go into a com- 
mittee of the whole on the Bill 'concerning the general court' ", Mr. Judy 
in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, Resolved, that the following be the fifth clause 
of this Bill, to- wit: "Be it further enacted that hereafter there shall be no 
appeal or writ of error on any proceedings in future, of either to the 
general court from any court in this Territory upon any matter of fact, but 
in future said general court shall take cognizance of errors of law only, by 
writ of error, or appeal, neither of which shall issue in any case whatever 
'till after final judgment which said court may give upon an appeal from the 
judgment of a justice of the peace, but all appeals from the judgment of such 
justice shall be final in said court of common pleas." 



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On motion of Mr. Menard, "Resolved that the committee rise and report 
progress, and ask leave to sit again," on which the President resumed the 
chair. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, the bill "concerning frauds" was read a second 
time, and by motion, "Resqlved, that this bill be committed to a committee 
of the whole and be the order of the day for tomorrow." 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their Clerk, whereby 
they inform this House that the Governor has approved and signed, "An 
act for the relief of the sheriffs of Randolph and St. Glair counties." And 
also that the committee of conference appointed by the Legislative Council 
and House of Representatives, on the amendment by the Legislative Council 
to the bill entitled, "An act for the relief of Benjamin Stevenson and for 
other purposes," report, "that it is deemed expedient by said committee that 
the amendment proposed by the Legislative Council to the said bill should be 
concurred in by the House of Representatives, by an amendment by striking 
out the words, "and for other purposes," in the title of the bill." The 
Council agreed to the amendment of the committee of conference, and that 
the Clerk do inform the House of Representatives thereof. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that the Council go into a committee 
of the whole on the bill concerning civil cases," Mr. Talbott ia the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Menard the bill was concurred in. The president resumed 
the chair, and the house concurred and agreed to the. report of the committee 
on the said bill and that the Clerk do inform the House of Representatives 
thereof, which he did. 

Mr. Talbott, from the committee on the petition of William Rabb, repo 
[ed] that in their opinion the prayer of said petition ought to be granted. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, ordered that the further consideration of this 
petition and report be referred until tomorrow, and be the order of the day. 

Mr. Biggs, from the Committee of Enrolled Bills, reported that they had 
examined the enrolled bills, "vesting the judges of the general court with 
chancery powers," and the act "regulating the courts of common pleas and 
fixing the times of holding terms" etc., and find them truly enrolled, and they 
were signed by the Speaker of the House of Representative!;., 'and the Presi- 
dent of the Legislative Council. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved, that the House go into a committee of 
the whole on the bill regulating elections." 

On motion of Mr. Biggs,, "Resolved, that the committee rise and report 
the bill without amendment," on which the President resumed the chair. 

In a message from the House of Representatives they have sent into this 
house the "act concerning civil cases" signed by their Speaker, and was 
signed by the President. 

Council then adjourned until tomorrow morning. 



SATURDAY THE 19TH, DECEMBER, 1812. 
The Council met according to adjournment. 

Mr. Biggs, from the Committee of Enrolled Bills, informed this House that 
the committee have presented to his Excellency the Governor, the following 
acts, to- wit: "An act regulating the courts of common pleas, and fixing the 
times of holding terms in the several counties," and also "an act vesting the 
judges of the general court with chancery powers," and also, "an act con- 
cerning proceedings in civil cases," requesting his approbation thereto. 

On motion Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that this House go into a committee of 
the whole, on the bill concerning the general court," Mr. Judy in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that the word 'three' in the third 
line of the second section be struck out and insert the word 'two' in lieu 
thereof." 



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On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that the words, 'the fourth Mondays 
of April, August and December,' in the fourth and fifth lines in the second 
section be struck out and the words, 'on the first Mondays in May and Au- 
gust and inserted November,' and that the word 'original' be added between 
the words 'take' and 'jurisdiction' in the third line of the third section." 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that the following be the seventh 
section of this act, to-wil : 'Be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, 
that so much of the law of the Indiana Territory establishing circuit courts, 
be and the same is hereby repealed." 

On motion, Resolved that the committee rise and report the bill as amended. 
On which the President resumed the chair, and the committee reported the 
bill as amended. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that this House do concur in the bill 
'concerning the general court,' with the amendments, and that the Clerk of 
this House do inform the House of Representatives thereof, and ask their 
concurrence to the amendments of this House." 

A message from the Governor, by Mr. Maxwell, informing this House that 
he has approved and signed an act entitled, 'An act vesting the Judges of 
the general court with chancery powers,' and also an act entitled, 'An act 
regulating the courts of common pleas and fixing the times of holding terms 
in the several counties, etc.' ' 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their Clerk, informing 
this House that the Governor has approved and signed an act entitled, "An 
act concerning proceedings in civil cases." 

Ordered that the bill regulating elections be postponed. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that the bill fixing the places of hold- 
ing courts in the several counties be read," which was done. 

Ordered that this bill be read a second time now , which was done. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs ordered that this bill be committeed to a commit- 
tee of the whole and be made the order of the day for Monday next. 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their Clerk, informing 
this House that they have concurred in the amendments of this House in the 
bill concerning the general courts, and then withdrew. 

The Council then adjourned until Monday morning, next. 



MONDAY THE 21sT, DECEMBER, 1812. 

The Council met according to adjournment. 

On motion of Mr. Judy, "Resolved [that] this House go into a committee 
of the whole on the petition of William Rabb and the report of the select 
committee thereon." Mr. Biggs in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Menard, "Res9lved that this petition, etc., be postponed 
until there be a full house," on which the President resumed the chair. 

On motion, "Resolved that this House go into the consideration of the Bill 
regulating Elections." 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that the fourth section of this Bill be 
struck out." 

A message from the Governor, by Mr. Maxwell, whereby he sends into this 
House a Bill entitled, "An act supplemental to an act entitled an act regu- 
lating the practice of the General Court and of the Courts of Common Pleas," 
with his objections to the same, which originated in the House of Represen- 
tatives. 

A message from the House of Representatives by their Clerk accompanied 
by a letter from Governor Shelby, of Kentucky, to Governor Edwards of 
this Territory, which was read. 



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A message from the House of Representatives by their Clerk accompanied 
by a Resolution of both Houses respecting the printing the laws and appoint- 
ment of a joint Committee for that purpose. 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their Clerk, accompanied 
by the petition of Peggy Wright, and their resolution on the same asking the 
concurrence of this House -thereto. Also a resolution requesting a copy of 
the petition of this Legislature to the President of the United States, en our 
relations with our savage neighbors, be transmitted to our Delegate in Con- 
gress, with a request to him to use his best exertions to promote the objects 
of said petition with Congress and with the President, &c. 

A message from the Governor, by Mr. Maxwell, accompanied by the fol- 
lowing communication: 

"Last night I received a letter from the Secretary of War in which he 
states that Lieutenant Whitlock, the district paymaster, has funds and in- 
structions to pay the Rangers and Militia, this letter is in answer to one I 
had written on the subject and I now communicate it to you for the informa- 
tion of you and your constituents." 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, resolved that the Bill "Regulating Elections" be 
amended by adding a fourth section thereto, in the following words: "When 
any writ for an occasional election shall be issued by the Governor in case of 
the death or removal from office, of any Representative or member of the 
Legislative Council or Delegate to Congress, the same shall be directed to the 
sheriff of such county, respectively, for which such Representative or mem- 
ber of the Legislative Council or Delegate to Congress who is dead or re- 
moved from office, shall have been elected, and the sheriff receiving the writ 
shall forthwith give due and public notice, throughout Ithe County, ten days 
before holding such elections, and the same shall be holden within twenty 
days after the writ of election is received by the sheriff and conducted in like 
manner as aforesaid." 

On motion f Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that the Bill" regulating elections "be 
amended by placing the third section to be the second, and the amendment 
to the said Bill the third section, and the now second section to be the fourth 
and last section, and that the Clerk inform the House of Representatives that 
this House have concurred in this Bill as amended, asking their concurrence 
to the amendments." 




act they have resolved to strike out the second section thereof and ask the 
concurrence of this House. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that this House do not concur in the 
resolution of the House of Representatives in striking out the second section 
of said act." 

On motion of Mr. Biggs "Resolved that this House go into a Committee of 
the Whole on the Bill regulating grist mills and millers, &c." Mr. Biggs in 
the chair. 

On motipn of Mr. Menard, "Resolved that the Committee rise and report 
the Bill without amendment," the President resumed the chair, and the 
committee reported the Bill without amendment. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs," "resolved that this House do concur with the 
House of Representatives in the same." 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that this House go into a Committee 
of the Whole on the petition of William Rabb, and the report of the select 
Committee thereon." Mr. Biggs in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Menard, "Resolved that the petition, and resolution 
thereon, I be postponed," and the council concurred in the report of the 
committee. 

The council adjourned until to-morrow morning at nine of the clock. 



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TUESDAY THE 22o DECMBEB, 1812. 

The council met according to adjournment. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott. "Resolved that this House do concur with the 
House of Representatives in the memorial to our Delegate :n Congress and 
that the clerk inform them thereof." 

This House dp concur with the House of Representatives, inserting the 
word "certiorari" in the act "concerning general court." 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that this House go into a committee 
of the whole on the bill concerning frauds." Mr. Ferguson in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that the committee rise and report the 
bill without the amendment." The president resumed the chair. 

Mr. Biggs moved that this House do not concur in the bill, carried in the 
negative. 

Mr. Biggs, from the Committee of Enrolled Bills reported that they had 
examined the following bills, viz: "An act for the relief of Benjamin Stev- 
enson," also "An act concerning the general court and courts of common 
pleas," and also "An act for levying and collecting a tax on land," and find 
them truly enrolled. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, on the bill concerning frauds, "Resolved that 
the fifth section of said bill be struck out." 

A message from the House of Representatives by their clerk, wherein they 
inform this House that they have concurred in the amendment in the seventh 
section of the bill, "for levying and collecting a tax on land" by striking out 
the words, "suffer the pains and penalties of perjury and." 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that the third section of the bill "con- 
cerning frauds" be struck out, carried in the negative. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that the words to the best of their 
knowledge, be added in the eleventh line of the third section of said act." 

On motion 'of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that this House concur in the amend- 
ments in the bill, and that the clerk inform the House of Representatives, 
informing them that this House have concurred in this bill, as amended, and 
ask their concurrence in the amendments." 

Ordered that the petition of Peggy Wright be read, which was done, and 
on motion, "Resolved that this House concur in the resolution of the House 
of Representatives on the petition of Peggy Wright and that the clerk inform 
that House thereof." 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that this House concur with the House 
of Representatives in their resolution respecting the printing [of] the laws 
and that the clerk do inform them thereof." 

A message from the House of Representatives by their clerk, informing 
this House that they have concurred in the amendment to in the act "con- 
cerning the general court." 

On motion, "Resolved that Mr. Biggs be a committee on the part of this 
House for printing the laws." 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, "Resolved that this House now go into a com- 
mittee of the whole on the bill for fixing the places of holding the courts in 
the several counties," Mr. Talbott in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, "Resolved that the following be an amend- 
ment to the third section of this bill at the twenty- eighth line, "Except John- 
son, which said commissioners shall be bound to find the center of said 
county, as near as possible, and not extend more than three miles from the 
center for situation," and between the words "place" and "which." 

A message from the House of Representatives by their clerk, informing 
this House that they have concurred in the amendment of this House on the 
bill "regulating elections." 



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On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that the third section of the bill "fixing . 
the places of holding courts in the several counties," be amended by insert- 
ing the words, "and for the County of St. Glair as near the center as may be 
convenient to the population of the inhabitants thereof," and to follow the 
amendment of Mr. Ferguson." 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, "Resolved, that the Committee rise and report 
the bill as amended." On which the president resumed the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved, that this House concur in the amend- 
ments made in the Committee of the Whole, and that this House, concur, 
with the House of Representatives, in said bill and that the clerk inform 
them thereof, and ask their concurrence in the amendments." 

A bill "supplemental to an act entitled 'An act regulating the practice in 
the General Court and Courts of Common Pleas, ect.' " was read a first and 
second time. 

On motion of Mr. Judy, "Resolved, that this bill be committed to a Com- 
mittee of the Whole, and be the order of the day for tomorrow." 

The Council then adjourned untill nine of the clock tomorrow morning. 



WEDNESDAY, THE 23d DECEMBER, 1812. 

Council met according to adjournment. 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their Clerk, informing 
this House that they have concurred in the bill "concerning frauds." 

That they have passed a law to amend "An act entitled "An act to estab- 
lish and regulate ferries,' " requesting the concurrence of this House 
thereto. 

And that they have concurred in the bill "To fix the places of holding 
courts in the several counties," as amended in this house, and ask the con- 
currence of this House to an amendment made by that House, and also that 
they have passed a law "concerning jurors" to which they ask the concur- 
rence of this House. 

Mr. Biggs, from the joint Committee on Printing the Laws, say the Gov- 
ernor informed them that it will give him pleasure to serve the Council and 
the Territory in any manner in his power, that he will if possible execute 
their wishes in relation to the subject of the resolution of the Legislature, if 
possible, provided nothing more eligible occurs to your body. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, "Resolved, that this House do not concur in 
the amendment made by the House of Representatives in the bill 'For fixing 
the places for holding courts in the several counties, etc.,' and that [the] 
Clerk inform them thereof." 

A bill "concerning jurors" was read a first and second time. 

On motion, "Resolved, that this bill be read a third time now," which was 
done, concurred in by the House. Ordered, that the Clerk inform the House 

of Representatives thereof. 

Ordered, that the bill "concerning ferries" be read the first time, which 
was done; ordered to be read a second time now, which was also done. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved, that this bill be amended by inserting 
the following clause thereto, to be placed between the word 'ferry' and the 
word 'and' in the fourth line from the bottom of the last clause of said bill, 
and is as follows: 'Provided, nevertheless, that nothing in this act shall be 
so construed as to prevent the heirs of James JPiggot from re-establishing the 
ancient ferry opposite the town of St. Louis, ou the Mississippi.' ' 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved, that this House concur in this bill, as 
amended, on the third reading and that the Clerk inform the House of Rep- 
resentatives thereof, and ask their concurrence to the amendment [at] the 
bottom of the last clause of said act, and is a? follows: 'Provided, neverthe- 



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less, that nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent the heirs of 
James Piggot from re-establishing the ancient ferry opposite the town of St. 
Louis, on the Mississippi, etc.' " 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved, that this House concur in this bill as 
amended, on the third reading, and that the Clerk do inform the House of 
Representatives thereof, and ask them to concur in the amendment of this 
House." 

A message from the House of Representatives by their Clerk, informing 
[this House] that they had concurred in the amendment to the bill "respect- 
ing ferries, etc." 

Also a bill "for fixing the places of holding courts in the several counties," 
to which they have receded from their amendment thereto and concurred in 
the amendment of this House. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "[Resolved] that this House now go into a com- 
mittee of the whole on the Bill, 'supplemental to an act entitled, 'An act reg- 
ulating the practice of the general court and courts of common pleas, etc.' " 
Mr. Judy in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that the committee rise and report 
the bill without amendment." On which the President resumed the chair, 
and the committee reported accordingly. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that the House agree to the Bill as re- 
ported by the committee of the whole, and that the Clerk inform the House 
of Representatives that this House do not concur in their amendment to the 
'act regulating the practice of the general court and courts of common 
pleas." 

"That this house have passed an act somewhat similar and ask their con- 
currence thereto." 

Ordered that the memorial of the Legislative Council and House of Repre- 
sentatives of this Territory be read a first time, and it was also read a second 
time. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that this memorial be committed to a 
committee of the whole and made the order of the day for tomorrow." 




Read a bill for the appointment of county commissioners, etc., the first 
time. Ordered that this bill be read a second time, which was done. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that this bill be committed to a com- 
mittee of the whole and made the order of the day for tomorrow." 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their Clerk, accompanied 
by a bill "making appropriations of moneys for the ensuing year," passed 
in their House and asking the concurrence of this House thereto. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved that this bill be read a first time," 
which was done, and also a second time now, also done. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, Ordered that this bill be committed to a commit- 
tee of the whole and made the order of the day for tomorrow. 

Council then adjourned until tomorrow morning. 



THURSDAY THE 24TH, DECEMBER, 1812. 

Council met agreeable to adjournment. 

A message from the Honse of Representatives, by their Clerk, whereby 
they have sent to this House an act "concerning fines and forfeitures, etc.," 
to which they ask the concurrence of this House. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, "Resolved that this bill be read a first time 
now," which was done, as also a second time. 



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On motion, "Resolved that this bill be read a third time now," which was 
done. 

On motion, "Resolved that this House concur in this bill, and [that] the 
Clerk inform the House of Representatives thereof." 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that this House go into a committee 
of the whole on the memorial to the Congress of the United States." Mr. 
Judy in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Menard, "Resolved that the memorial be rejected, and 
the President resumed the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, '"Resolved that this House now go into a committee 
of the whole on the bill for 'the appointment of county commissioners, etc.,' ' 
Mr. Judy in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson to strike out the words, "as if they had been 
listed in such county," that the last line (on motion) of the last section be 
amended by inserting, ''in the Clerk's office f," and the seventh section be 
amended by adding the words, "and the person holding such bond for con- 
veyance shall pay said tax," 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their Clerk, accompanied 
by an act "concerning seals to process," to which they ask the concurrence 
of this House. 

On the further discussion of the bill "appointing county commissioners, "on 
motion, "Resolved that the committee rise and report the bill as amended," 
on which the President resumed the chair, and the House concurred in the 
amendment of the committee, that the Clerk inform the House of Represen- 
tatives that this House have concurred in this bill as amended, and ask them 
to concur in the amendments. 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their clerk, accompanied 
by a memorial and resolution to our delegate in Congress, for the concurrence 
of this House; ordered that it be read now a first time. 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their clerk, accompanied 
by an act, "supplemental to an act entitled 'An act regulating the practice of 
the general court and courts of common pleas,' " in which they have con- 
curred. 

Also, "An act to repeal an act entitled, 'an act to prevent unlawful gam- 
ing,' " and also "for the removal and safe keeping of the ancient records and 
papers in this Territory," requesting the concurrence of this House to the 
two last mentioned acts. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that this House do concur in the 
memorial to Congress, etc., with the House of Representatives, and that the 
clerk do inform them thereof." 

On motion, "Resolved that the bill to repeal 'an act to prevent unlawful 
gaming,' and also the bill 'for the removal of the ancient records, etc.,' be 
read a first time," which was done, and by order read a second time, which 
was [severally] done. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that this House concur in the 
above bills and that the clerk inform the House of Representatives thereof." 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their clerk, informing 
this House that they have concurred in the bill "for the appointment of 
county commissioners, etc." 

On motion, "Resolved that this House now go into a committee of the 
whole on the bill "appropriating money, etc." Mr. Judy in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Biggs, "Resolved [that] the sum of "two dollars per day" 
be inserted instead of "three dollars" in the third section and fifth line, and 
also that where it says, "three dollars for twenty miles riding," insert "two 
dollars" in the eighth line of said section, and amend the fourth section and 
fifth line by striking out "four dollars," and insert "three dollars," and also 
strike out "three dollars" and insert "two dollars per day." 

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On motion of Mr. Menard, "Resolved that the committee rise and report 
the bill as amended." On which the President resumed the chair, and the 
committee reported the bill as amended. "Resolved that the House concur 
in the bill as amended, and that the clerk do inform the House of Representa- 
tives thereof, and ask their concurrence to the amendments of this House." 

Read the bill "concerning seals to process;" ordered that this bill be read 
a third time. 

Ordered that the clerk do inform the House of Representatives that this 
House have concurred in this bill. 

Mr. Biggs, from the Committee of Enrolled Bills, report that they have ex- 
amined and compared the following acts and find them truly enrolled, towit: 
"A bill for fixing the places of holding courts in the several counties," and 
also the bill "to regulate grist mills and millers, etc.," and also a bill "con- 
cerning jurors," also another bill "concerning frauds, etc." 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their clerk, informing 
[this House] that they have concurred in the amendments of this House in 
the bill "for the appropriations of money." 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their clerk, accompanied 
by "an act for printing the laws," passed in their House; also "An act sup- 

gemental to the several militia laws," and pray the concurrence of this 
ouse to those bills. 

Resolved that the bills "regulating the fees and salary of the Attorney 
General" be read a first time, which was done, and also a second time, which 
was done. 

On motion, "Resolved that this bill be committed to a committee of the 
the whole and made the order of the day for tomorrow." 

Mr. Ferguson asked leave to bring in a bill "authorizing the courts to draw 
on the Territorial treasury," and which was introduced and read. 

Council then adjourned until tomorrow morning. 



FRIDAY THE 25TH DECEMBER, 1812. 
Council met according to adjournment. 

Mr. Biggs from the Committee of Enrolled Bills report that they have 
presented to the Governor the following: bills, to- wit: "An act to fixing the 
places 9f holding Courts," also "An act to amend an act entitled, 'An act 
regulating Grist Mills and Millers etc., 7 ' "An act concerning Jurors," and 
also, "An act concerning frauds," and by information from the House of 
Representatives that the Governor has signed the same. On motion, "Re- 
solved that the bill "authorizing the several courts of the counties of 
this Territory to draw on the Territorial Treasury for the services and 
expenses therein mentioned, etc.," be read a second time now." 

On motion, "Resolved that this House go into a committee of the whole on 
this bill now," Mr. Judy in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, "[Resolved] that the committee rise, "on which 
the president resumed the chair. 

A message from the House of R. [Representatives] by their clerk whereby 
they have sent into this House for their concurrence a bill "fixing the sala- 
ries of certain public officers for one year." 

On the bill "respecting the Attorney General," Mr. Biggs moved to with- 
draw this bill, granted, by reason of a bill from House of Representatives 
embracing the points in said bill. 

On the bill "authorizing the courts to courts to draw on the Territorial 
Treasury" the committee report the bill without amendment, on passing the 
bill, on motion "Resolved that this House concur with the House of Rep- 
resentatives in this bill," on passing this bill ordered that rote be taken by 
yeas and nays. 

Ayes Messrs. Ferguson and Talbott. (2J 

Nays Messrs. Biggs, Judy and Menard. (3.) Lost. 



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Ordered that the bill "supplemental to the militia laws be read a first 
time," which was done, ordered to be read a second time now, which was 
also done. Then read the bill for printing the laws of this Territory a first 
time, ordered that this bill be read a second time now, which was also done. 

Ordered that the bill "supplemental to the militia law" be read now a third 
time. 

On motion, "Resolved that this House concur in the said bill and that the 
clerk inform the House of Representatives thereof." 

On motion, "Resolved that this House do concur with the House of Rep- 
resentatives in the bill, 'authorizing the Governor to have the laws printed, 
etc.,' and that the clerk inform them thereof." 

On motion, "Resolved that and [An] act fixing the salaries of several 
officers be read a first time,' " which was done. 

Ordered that this bill be read a second time now, which was also done. 
Ordered that this bill be read in a committee of the whole to-day. 

Mr. Biggs, from the Committee of Enrolled Bills, reported that they have 
examined and compared the following acts, viz: "An act authorizing the ap- 
pointment of county commissioners, etc.," also "An act regulating elections, 
and a resolution "concerning the sales of the public lands" and find them 
truly enrolled. On farther consideration in committee of the whole, of the 
bill "fixing the salaries of several officers, etc." Mr. Judy in the chair. 

On motion of Mr. Talbott, "Resolved that the committee rise and report the 
bill without amendment." 

On which the president resumed the chair, and the committee reported. 

On motion, "Resolved that this House do concur in this bill, and that the 
clerk inform the House of Representatives thereof." 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their clerk, accompa- 
nied by a resolution in the following words, to- wit: "Resolved that a joint 
committee be appointed by the Legislative Council and House of Representa- 
tives, to wait on the Governor and inform him that the Legislature have 
finished all the business before them, and, if consistent with his views, that 
they are desirous to adjourn their present session until the second Monday in 
November, next. And that if he shall have any further communications to 
make to the Legislature at the present session that he would be pleased to 
make the same as early as possible." 

Mr. Biggs from the Committee of Enrolled Bills reported that they had 
presented to his Excellency the Governor, "An act regulating elections" 
also, "An act for the appointment of county commissioners, etc." 

Said Committee have examined and compared the engrossed bills with the 
enrolled, to-wit: "An act concerning the General Court, etc.," "An act sup- 
plemental to an act entitled, 'An act regulating the practice of the General 
Court and Courts of Common Pleas, etc.,' " "An act concerning fines and 
forfeitures," "An act for the removal and safe keeping of the ancient 
records, etc.," "An act amending an act entitled 'An act to prevent unlawful 
gaming.' ' All which they find truly enrolled. 

The Council then adjourned until tomorrow morning. 



SATURDAY, THE 26th DECEMBER, 1812. 
Council met according to adjournment. 
Mr. Biggs, from the Committee of Enrolled Bills, report that they had pre- 



1 An act concerning the General Court;" "An act supplemental to 

regulating the practice of the General Court and Courts of Common Pleas, 
etc.;' ' "An act concerning fines and forfeitures;" "An act for the removal 



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and safe keeping of the ancient records and papers, etc.;" "An act to 
amend an act entitled, 'An act to establish and regulate ferries, etc.;' " "An 
act to repeal an act entitled, 'An act to prevent unlawful gaming.' ' 

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, ordered that a bill "to repeal part of 'An act 
regulating the fees of several officers, etc.' " be read a first time now, and 
also the bill "supplemental to 'An act fixing the places of holding courts, 
etc.,' " be read a first time now, which was severally done. Ordered that 
they be severally read a second time now, also done. 

Ordered that the above bills be engrossed and read a third time and pass r 
and that the Clerk inform the House of Representatives thereof. 

Mr. Biggs, from the Committee of Enrolled Bills, report that they have 
examined the act for printing the laws, etc.," and that the same is truly 
enrolled. 

A message from the House of Representatives, by f their Clerk, informing 
this House that they have concurred in the bill "supplemental to 'an act fix- 
ing the places for holding courts in the several counties.' ' 

And that they do not concur in the bill "to repeal part of an act entitled, 
'an act regulating the fees of the several officers, etc.' ' 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their Clerk, informing 
this House that they k have passed a law "to amend the Militia laws of this 
Territory." 

Mr. Biggs, from the Committee of Enrolled Bills, report that they have ex- 
amined "the act supplemental to 'an act to fix the places of holding courts 
in the several counties, etc.,' " and find the same truly enrolled. 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their Clerk, informing 
this House that they had passed "An act concerning Clerk's fees in the Court 
of Chancery, etc.," and ask the concurrence of this House thereto. 

Also that they have received official information that the Governor has ap- 
proved and signed: "An act entitled an act to establish and regulate ferries, 
etc.;" "An act supplemental to the several laws concerning the Militia;" 
"An act regulating the General Court and Courts of Common Pleas;" also,. 
"An act for the removal and safe keeping fof] the ancient records and pub- 
lic papers of this Territory;" also, "An act concerning the General Court;" 
also, "An act concerning fines and forfeitures," and "An act to prevent un- 
lawful gaming." 

On motion, resolved that the bill "to amend the Militia law" be read a first 
time; also. "An act concerning the Clerk's fees in the Court of Chancery^ 
severally done, and also a second time. 

On the third reading, "Resolved that this House agree with the House of 
Representatives in these bills, and that the Clerk inform them thereof." 

A message from the House of Representatives, by their Clerk, whereby 
the [they] send to this House "An act supplemental to 'an act concerning 
the General Court,' " passed in their House, and ask the concurrence of this 
House thereto. 

On motion resolved that the last mentioned act be read a first time, which 
was done, and also a second time. On the third reading, "Resolved, that this 
House do concur with the House of Representatives in this bill, and that the 
Clerk inform them thereof." 

Mr. Biggs, from the Committee of Enrolled Bills, report that they have ex- 
amined "An act to amend the Militia laws," and "An act concerning the 
Clerk's fees in the Court of Chancery," and find them truly enrolled. 

The House of Representatives, by their Clerk, informed this House that 
their Speaker had signed the "Acts to amend the Militia laws," and 'the act 
concerning the Clerk's fees in the Court of Chancery," which acts were 
signed by the President of the Council. 

Mr. B 
present* 
acts, 



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tions for the ensuing: year, etc.;" "An act for printing the laws, etc.;" "An 
act supplemental to an act entitled 'an act to fix the places for holding courts 
in the several counties, etc.;' " "An act supplemental to 'an act concerning: 
the General Court;' ' "An act concerning the Clerk's fees in the Court or 
Chancery;" "An act fixing the salaries of several public officers for one 
year." 

By message from the House of Representatives this House are informed 
that the Governor has approved and signed the above acts. 

The Governor, in the hall of the House of Representatives, prorogued the 
Legislature untill the second Monday in November next, in the following 
words, to- wit: 

"Gentlemen of the Legislative Council, and House of Representatives: 
By virtue of the powers vested in the Governor of this Territory, I do now 
prorogue the Legislature until the second Monday in November next. 

(Signed) NINLAN EDWARDS. 
26th December, 1812." 

Attest: 

J. THOMAS, 

Stc'y L. C. 



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FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY, NOVEMBER 25 TO DECEM- 
BER, 26, 1812. 



JOURNAI/ OF THE HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES OP THE ILLINOIS TERRITORY, 

Begun and held at the town of Kaskaskia on Wednesday the 25th day of No- 
vember, one thousand eight and twelve, and of the Independence of the 
United States the thirty- seventh. 

On which day, being the day appointed by his Excellency, the Governor 
of the Territory, for the meeting of the General Assembly. 

A quorum having appeared, they proceeded to appoint Mr. George Fisher t 
Speaker protem. and Mr. John Messinger, Clerk, protem. and Mr. 
Thos. Van Swearingem, Doorkeeper, protem. 

On motion, ordered that Mr. Alexander Wilson be, and he is hereby, ap- 
pointed a committee on the part of this House, to act in conjunction with 
such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Legislative Council, 
to contract for stationery &c. , for the use of both Houses of the Legislature 
at their present session; and that the clerk of this House do carry this order 
to the Legislative Council and desire their concurrence thereto. 

On motion, ordered that this House do adjourn untill ten o'clock to-morrow 
morning, and then the House adjourned accordingly. 



THURSDAY, 26th of NOVEMBER, 1812. 

The following members appeared and took their seats : 

From Randolph George Fisher. 

From Gallatin Philip Trammel and Alexander Wilson. 

From Johnson John Grammer. 

From St. Clair Joshua Oglesby and Jacob Short. 

From Madison Wm. Jones. 

All of which produced their certificates of election except Mr. Alexander 
Wilson. 

A message from the Legislative Council by Mr. Thomas, their [Secretary} 
Speaker. 

"Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the Legislative Council to inform this 
House that they do agree to the n9mination of Alexander Wilson on the part 
of your House to contract for stationery, &c., and that they have appointed 
P. Menard on their part to act in conjunction. 

On motion, ordered that a committee be appointed to examine and report 
to the House the validity of the certificates of election produced by the mem- 
bers of the same and that Messrs. Philip Trammel and Joshua Oglesby be a 
committee of examination on the part of George Fisher, Win. Jones, Jacob 
Short, Alexander Wilson and Juo. Grammer, and that Messrs. William Jones 
and Jacob Short be a committee on the part of Philip .Trammel and Joshua 
Oglesby. 



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On motion, ordered that the rules of decorum formerly used in the Indiana 
Territorial Legislature to regulate their sessions, be adopted in this Legisla- 
ture and that they be copied on the journals of this House. 

On motion, ordered that this House do adjourn untill. tomorrow morning at 
nine o'clock and then the House adjourned accordingly. 



FRIDAY, 27TH OP NOVEMBER, 1812. 

The House met according to adjournment. 

The committee to whom the certificates of election was referred reported 
that they have examined the same, viz.: 

"From Galetin, Philip Trammel; from Madison, Wm. Jones; from St. 
Clair, Joshua Oglesby and Jacob Short. 

"Mr. Wilson, a member from Galetin, county unfortunately forgot his cer- 
tificate at home, but has sent for the same, and as some members know that 
he wasduly elected, we think he ought to take his seat. 

"From Randolph, George Fisher; from Johnson county, John Grammer. 
"We, the committee, are of [the] opinion that all the certificates are valid." 

On motion, ordered that a committee be appointed to examine into the 
eligibility of members returned to serve in the present session, and report the 
same, and that Messrs. Josh. A. Oglesby, Jacob Short and Philip Trammel be 
that committee. 

John Thomas, Esq., judge of the court of C. P. in St. Clair county, 
handed in at the Clerk's Table, certain documents respecting the contested 
election of Wm. Biggs, Esq., returned to serve in the Legislative Council. 
Said documents having passed the examination of the House, on motion, 
Resolved, that the members of this House do not conceive that the said con- 
tested election comes within the province of this House; therefore, ordered 
that the clerk carry the papers to the Legislative Council. 

On motion, ordered that the House adjourn to three o'clock, this afternoon. 
Adjourned accordingly. 



THREE O'CLOCK, FRIDAY, Nov. 27TH, 1812. 

The House met according to adjournment. 

Mr. Oglesby, from the committee to whom the eligibility of the members 
was referred, reported: That each member shall produce to this House a 
deed, bond or confirmation of being vested in two hundred acres of land, or 
sufficient proof that they are in possession of some such claim. 

On motion, ordered that this House now go into the election of their 
Speaker, and, after counting the votes, it appeared that Mr. George Fisher 
was duly elected. 

On motion, ordered that this House do adjourn untill ten o'clock tomorrow 
morning, and then the House adjourned accordingly. 



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

On motionj Resolved, that this House do now proceed to the election of a 
Clerk and jointly with the Council to the election of Doorkeeper to both 
Houses, and that said elections be by ballot. 

The House then proceeded to the election of a clerk and on counting the 
ballots, William C. Greenup was declared to be duly elected, who gave his 
attendance accordingly. 



On the motion of Mr. Oglesby, and seconded, Resolved, that it shall be the 
duty of the Doorkeeper to announce all messages which may be sent to 
either House, to carry all messages, either public or private, when directed 
by either House, to provide wood and keep good fires in each room when the 
weather requires it, to 'have each House swept clean every morning, to provide 
water for each House during their sitting, and shall, when requested, call any 
member by his proper name and shall also execute such other reasonable 
commands which a majority of either House may require of him. 

f Ordered that the clerk do carry the said resolution to the Council and request 
their concurrence. 

On motion, ordered that the Clerk inform the Council that this House is 
now opened and ready to proceed to Legislative business. 

Ordered that Mr. Trammel be appointed a committee on the part of this 
House, jointly with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the 
Council, to wait on His Excellency, the Governor of this Territory, and in- 
form him that a quorum of both Houses is assembled and ready to receive 
any communication he may be pleased to make to them. 

Ordered that the Clerk do acquaint the Council therewith. 
A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have agreed to the resolution from this House 
respecting the duties of the Doorkeeper with an amendment to which they 
request the concurrence of this House," and then he withdrew. 

The House proceeded to consider the amendment of the Council to the res- 
olution respecting the duties of the Doorkeeper, and the same being read, 
was, on the question being taken thereon, concurred in by the House. 

Ordered that the Clerk inform the Council thereof. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the Council to inform the House of Rep- 
resentatives that the Council is now assembled and ready to proceed to Leg- 
islative business and that they have appointed a committee on their part, 
jointly with the committee appointed by the House of Representatives, to 
wait on the Governor and inform him that they are now ready to receive any 
communication he may be pleased to make to them," and then he withdrew. 

On motion, ordered that the Clerk inform the Council that this House is 
now ready on their part to proceed, jointly with them, to the election of a 
Doorkeeper. 

The members of the Council, with their President, then assembled in the 
chamber of the House of Representatives, and jointly, with the members of 
this House, proceeded to ballot for a doorkeeper, and, on counting the bal- 
lots, Thomas Van Swearengen was declared to be duly elected, who gave his 
attendance accordingiy. 

Mr. Trammel, from the joint committee appointed to wait on the Governor 
reported that the committee had performed the service assigned to them, and 
that the Governor signified that he would make a communication in person in 
about half an hour. 

The members of the Council, accompanied by their President, and the 
members of the House of Representatives, accompanied by their Speaker, 
being assembled in the House of Representatives' chamber, received from 
his Excellency, the Governor, in person,, the following communication: 

"Gentlemen of the Council, and Gentlemen of the House of Representa- 
tives: The defense of our frontier, with other public duties connected there- 
with, have, for some time passed, claimed and still continue to demand every 
moment's attention which it is in my power to bestow upon them. 

Owing to which circumstances, I am very unprepared to meet you, and 
should not have issued my proclamation for convening you at this time, had 
it not been for a single case which would not, consistently with the public 
good, admit "of further delay. In order to give effect to the late law of Con- 
gress extending to the people of this Territory an enlargement of the right of 



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suffrage, it became my duty to create three new counties by my proclamation 
of September last, since which time there have been no courts in any of 
those counties, and according to the present organization of our judiciary 
system, no courts can be held, nor any legal process can be issued in either 
of them, till a law shall be passed by your honorable body for that purpose. 

Beyond this, I have not Had time to turn my attention to any subject, which, 
under different circumstances, it would have been my duty to recommend to 
your consideration. And if there be anything else that requires your im- 
mediate interposition, I have no doubt it will readily present itself to your 
own minds. 

The propriety of entering at large in the present state of things, upon the 
various subjects of legislation, or of disposing of such business as requires to 
be immediately acted on, and adjourning to a future day, I submit without 
remark to your own judgments. In either case you may be assured of the 
most cordial and useful cooperation which it may be in my power to afford. 

Of the unfavorable aspect that our relations with our savage neighbors 
have, for some time past, worn, you are well apprized, and I am sorry that I 
have nothing to communicate indicative of a change for the better. 

We have, however, abundant cause to return thanks to the Almighty dis- 
poser of events for having enabled us, under the most adverse circumstances, 
to repel their late hostile invasion and to inflict upon them, at their own vil- 
lages, the evils they had meditated against us. In doing which, if we had 
not had all the assistance we had a right to expect, no blame, whatever, is 
chargeable either to the administration of the general government or to my- 
self. 

By the utmost exertions I was, in the course of this year, fortunate enough 
to discover the machinations and intrigues of certain British emissaries 
amongst the Indians, and to obtain a complete development of their views 
and intentions. The evidence of which I transmitted to the honorable Secre- 
tary of war, who thereupon authorized me to call upon the Governor of Ken- 
tucky for such a portion of the quota of the militia of that state as would be 
adequate to any emergencies that might exist. In consequence of which I 
immediately addressed a letter to the Governor of Kentucky, in which I re- 
quested a regiment of infantry to be sent on to my aid, and endeavored by a 
plain statement of facts, well supported by the most conclusive testimony to 
show the propriety of and necessity for such a requisition. My letter was 
very politely answered by Governor Shelby, who stated that he had great ap- 
prehensions for the safety of the inhabitants of this Territory, that he sus- 
pected we would be warmly attacked, and that he had ordered a regiment of 
militia to Kaskaskia for my assistance. It, however, never arrived, nor have 
I received any official communication accounting for this failure. 

Disappointed in my expectations of other support I was obliged to rely ex- 
clusively upon our own fellow citizens whose bravery and patriotism have 
entitled them to the gratitude of their country, which I flatter myself, will 
properly appreciate and justly reward their distinguished services. You, 
gentlemen, are very capable of estimating their value. You can readily im- 
agine the gloomy aspect that this Territory must have exhibited. 

Had the Indians succeeded, only partially in their attempts upon our North- 
ern frontier, while it would have weakened us by the terror and consequent 
depopulation which it would have produced, their confidence would have been 
increased, the Sacs and other Indians would have united with them, and, 
with so inconsiderable a population as ours, spread over such an extent of 
country, and so much exposed, it is hardly probable that we could have with- 
stood their united attacks. 

I am not sensible that any duty, which it was ia my power to perform, has 
been omitted, but for a view of my conduct throughout all the scenes we 
have latterly witnessed, I beg leave to refer you to my correspondence with Cap- 
tain Russell, Governor Shelby and my letter to the honorable Secretary War of 
the 18th inst., copies ot all which I have the honor herewith to communicate. 

NINIAN EDWARDS. 



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On motion, ordered that Mr. Trammel and Mr. Oglesby be appointed a com- 
mittee to frame and report the draft of an address in answer to the communi- 
cation of the Governor. 

On motion, ordered that the House be adjourned until Monday morning 10 
o'clock, and then the House adjourned. 



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

The Speaker being absent, Mr. Jones was appointed Speaker protempore. 

On motion, ordered that the House be adjourned until tomorrow morning 
10 o'clock, and then the House adjourned. 



TUESDAY, DECEMBER IST, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

On motion, ordered that the members have a recess until the afternoon to- 
attend the debates in the Council. 

After a recess of several hours, and the Speaker having attended, the House 
again met. 

Mr. Trammel, from the committee appointed to draft an address in answer 
to the communications of the Governor, reported the draft of an address 
which he delivered in at the Clerk's table. 

On motion of Mr, Jones, and seconded, ordered that the said address be 
laid on the table and read tomorrow. 

Ordered that the House be adjourned until tomorrow morning 10 o'clock, 
and then the House adjourned. 



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

An address in answer to the Governor's communication was read as follows: 

"KASKASKIA, December 2d, 1812. 
lo His Excellency, Ninian Edwards: 

SIR: The House of Representatives being much gratified with the com- 
munication which you have made, would disguise their feelings and do in- 
justice to those of their constituents, were they not to express their approba- 
tion of the measures you have pursued to protect our frontiers and secure to 
us the advantages which nature evidently designed for us. 

This protection, secured by your means, announces to us the interest which 
the general government takes in our welfare. 

It commands our attachment to the present administration, while we are 
fully penetrated with the conviction that the most beneficial results have 
been secured by the instrumentality of a public servant who, we believe, has 
been influenced by a desire to promote the public welfare and happiness. 

The objects that he has recommended shall engage our earliest attention. 
We wish you may long continue to enjoy the confidence of your country, and, 
with it, health and happiness. 

Which said address after being engrossed and read a second time was 
unanimously concurred in and signed by the Speaker. 



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Ordered that Mr. Jones and Mr. Short be appointed a committee to carry 
the said address and present it to the Governor. 

On motion of Mr. Jones, and seconded, "Resolved that a committee be ap- 
pointed to examine the statutes of the Indiana Territory, and the acts passed 
by the Governor and Judges of the Illinois Territory and report what shall 
be in force, by bill or otherwise. 

Ordered that Mr. Trammel and Mr. Wilson be a committee pursuant to the 
said resolution. 

On motion of Mr. Wilson, and seconded, "Resolved that a committee be 
appointed to fix the seats of justice of the different counties and the time of 
holding: courts of common pleas in the several counties, to- wit: Gallatin, 
Johnson, Randolph, St. Glair, and Madison, and repoit the same by bill or 
otherwise." 

Ordered that Mr. Short, Mr. Grammar and Mr. Jones be appointed a com- 
mittee pursuant to the said resolution. 

On motion of Mr. Jones and seconded by Mr. Trammell, 

Ordered that the rules for conducting business in this House, adopted on 
Thursday last, be entered on the Journal of this day, which said rules are as 
follows: 

OF THE SPEAKER. 

I. The Speaker with two members of the House, shall be sufficient to ad- 
journ, to call a House and send for absent members, and make an order for 
their censure or fine, and with a majority may proceed to business. 

II. Any three members of the House shall be sufficient to send for absent 
members, or adjourn, or appoint a speaker pro tern, and with a majority 
may proceed to business. 

III. The speaker shall take the chair every day at the hour to which the 
House shall have adjourned the preceeding day, shall immediately call the 
members to order and on the appearance of a majority, the Journal of the 
preceeding day shall be read. 

IV. He shall preserve order and decorum, may speak to points of order in 

Preference to other members, rising from his chair for that purpose; he shall 
ecide questions of order, subject to an appeal to the House on request of 
any two members. 

V. He shall appoint committees, subject to an addition or alteration by a 
motion of any member of the House. 

VI. He may state a question sitting, but shall rise to put a question. 

VII. Questions shall be distinctly put in the following manner, to- wit: 
"All you who are of opinion that (as the case may be) say aye, all of the 
contrary opinion, say no." 

VIII. If the speaker doubts, or a division be called for, the House shall di- 
vide, those in the affirmative of the question shall first rise from their seats, 
and afterwards those in the negative; and then the Speaker shall rise and 
state the decision of the House. 

IX. The Speaker shall not vote unless the House be equally divided, 
in that case he shall give the casting vote except in the election of the officers 
of the House or upon taking the joint ballot of both Houses, in those cases the 
Speaker shall vote. 

OF DEBATE. 

X. When a member is about to speak in debate, or deliver any matter to 
the House, he shall rise and respectfully address himself to "Mr. Speaker." 

XI. If any member in speaking, or otherwise, transgress the rules of the 
House, the Speaker shall, or any member may, call to order; and the mem- 
ber called to order shall immediately sit down, unless permitted to explain, 



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and the House if appealed to, shall' decide without debate; if the decision 
shall be in favour of the member called, to order, he shall be at liberty to pro- 
ceed, if against him, and the case require it, he shall be liable to the censure 
of the House. 

XII. When two or more members rise at once, the Speaker shall name 
the person who is first to speak. 

XIII. No member shall speak more than twice to the same question, with- 
out leave of the House, no more than once until every member choosing to 
speak has spoken. 

XIV. Whilst the Speaker is putting the question, or addressing the House, 
no member shall walk across or out of the House, neither in such case, or 
when a member is speaking, shall any [one] entertain private discourse nor 
whilst a member is speaking shall pass between him and the chair. 

XV. No member shall vote on any question in the event of which he is 
immediately and particularly interested, or in any other case where he was 
not present when the question was put. 

XVI. Every member who shall be in the House when the question is put. 
shall vote on the one side or on the other, unless the House, for special 
reasons, shall excuse him. 

XVII. When a motion is made and seconded it shall be stated by the 
Speaker, or if it be in writing it shall be handed to the chair, and read aloud 
by the clerk before debated. 

XVIII. Every motion shall be reduced to writing if the speaker or any 
member desire it. 

XIX. After a motion is stated by the Speaker, or read by the clerk, it 
shall be deemed to be in possession of the House, but may be withdrawn at 
any time before a decision or amendment. 

XX. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received, unless 
to amend it, to commit it, or for the previous question or to adjourn. 

XXI. A motion to adjourn shall always be in order and shall be decided 
without debate. 

XXII. The previous question being moved and seconded the question 
from the chair shall be "Shall the main question be now put?" and if the 
noes prevail the main question shall not then be put. 

XXIII. On the main question no member shall speak more than once 
without leave. 

XXIV. Any member may call for a division of the question when the 
sense will admit of it. 

XXV. A motion [for] commitment, until it is decided, shall preclude all 
amendments of the main question. 

XXVI. Motions and reports may be committed at the pleasure of the 
House. 

XXVII. If a question be lost by adjournment of the House, and revived 
on the succeeding day, no member, who has spoken twice on the day pre- 
ceding, shall be permitted again to speak without leave. 

XXVIII. Petitions, memorials and other papers addressed to the House 
may be presented by any member, who shall state, to the House the contents 
thereof, which may be received, read and referred on the same day to the 
proper committee if the House agree thereto. 

XXIX. Upon a call of the House for the "yeas and nays" on any ques- 
tion the names of the members shall be called alphabetically. 

XXX. Any member shall have the right to call for the "yeas and nays" 
provided he request it before the question be put. 

XXXI. No member shall name another member, present, in debate. 



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OF BILLS. 

XXXII. Every bill shall be introduced by motion for leave, or by order of 
the House, on the report of a committee, and in either case a committee to 
prepare the same shall be appointed ; and every such motion may be com- 
mitted. 

XXXIII. Every bill, previous to its passage shall undergo three readings, 
one on each day for three days, and free discussion allowed thereon, unless 
in cases of urgency the House, by a concurrence of two-thirds, shall deem it 
expedient and dispense with this rule. 

XXXI V. The general question on the first reading shall be "Shall the bill 
be read a second time?" 

XXXV. On the second reading of the bill, the Speaker shall state it ready 
for commitment or engrossment; and if committed, then the question shall 
be "Whether to a select committee or to a committee of the whole House?" 
and the House shall determine on what day, but if the bill be ordered to be 
engrossed, the House shall appoint a day when it shall be read a third time, 
and a bill may be recommitted. 

XXXVI. Bills shall be engrossed in a plain, round hand and the style 
shall be "Be it enacted by the Legislative Council, etc." 

XXXVII. When a bill passes it shall [be] certified by the clerk, who at the 
foot thereof shall note the day it passed. 

XXXVIII. The bills not finally acted upon, shall betaken up and read, be- 
ginning with the bill in most forwardness, ana pursuing the same order until 
they shall be gone through. 

XXXIX. Petitions and the reports of committees shall be given in before 
the business mentioned in the preceding rule shall be entered upon, or after 
the same shall have been disposed of. 

OP COMMITTEES OF THE WHOLE HOUSE. 

XL. It shall be the standing order of the day throughout the whole session, 
for the House to resolve itself into a committee of the Whole House on the 
State of the Territory, and in forming the committee of the Whole House, 
the Speaker shall leave his chair, and a chairman to preside in committee, 
shall be appointed by the Speaker. 

XLI. Upon a bill being committed to a committee of the Whole House, 
the same shall be first read through by the clerk; and then read and debated 
by clauses, leaving the preamble to be last considered; after report the bill 
shall again be subject to debate, and amendment by clauses, before the ques- 
tion for engrossing it be taken. 

XLII. All amendments made to any original motion in committee, shall 
be incorporated with the motion and so reported. 

XLIII. All questions, whether in committee or in the House, shall be dis- 
posed of in the order in which they were moved, except that in filling up the 
blanks, the largest sum and the most remote day shall be first put. 

XLIV. The rules of proceeding in the House, shall be observed in Com- 
mittee, so far as they may be applicable, except that of limiting the time of 
speaking. 

XLV. A majority of any committee shall be a sufficient number to pro- 
ceed to business. 

XLVI. That nine o'clock in the morning be the standing order of ad- 
journment. . 

JOINT RULES OF BOTH HOUSES. 

I. While bills are on their passage between the two Houses they shall be 
on paper and under the signature of the clerk of each house, respectively. 

II. After a bill shall have passed both Houses it shall be duly enrolled on 
paper, under the signature of the clerk of the House, where the bill shall 
nave originated before it shall be presented to the Governor. 



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III. When bills are enrolled, they shall be examined by a joint committee, 
of one from the Legislative Council and one from the House of Representa- 
tives, appointed as a standing committee for that purpose. This committee 
shall examine and compare the enrolled with the engrossed bills, as they 
passed in the two Houses and correcting any errors that may be discovered 
in the Enrolled Bills, and make their report forthwith to their respective 
Houses. 

IV. After examination and report, each bill shall be signed in the re- 
spective Houses, first by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and 
then by the President of the Legislative Council. 

V. After a bill shall have been thus signed in each House it shall be pre- 
sented to the Governor for his approbation, it being first endorsed on the 
back of the bill, certifiying in which House the same originated, which en- 
dorsement shall be signed by the clerk of the House in which the same did 
originate and shall be entered on the journal of each House; the said com- 
mittee shall report the day of presentation to the Governor, which time shall 
be carefully entered on the journal of each House. 

VI. All orders and resolutions which are to be presented to the Governor 
for his approbation, shall also be previously examined and signed, and shall 
be presented in the same manner, and by the same committee, as is provided 
in cases of bills. 

VII. Every order, resolution or vote to which the concurrence of the 
Council shall be necessary, shall be read to the House and laid on the table, 
on a day preceding that on which the same shall be moved, unless the House 
shall otherwise expressly allow. 

VIII. When any papers which may come officially before either House of 
the Legislature or any communications from the Governor, which are proper 
to be acted upon by both Houses, the House before which such papers are 
laid, or to which such communications are made shall, as soon as they shall 
have acted on the same lay them before the other House. 

On motion of Mr. Wilson and seconded by Mr. Trammel, resolved that a 
committee be appointed to regulate and draft a system of taxation for the 
purpose of raising a Territorial fund. 

Ordered that Mr. Oglesby, Mr. Wilson and Mr. Tramel be appointed a 
committee pursuant to the said resolution. 

Ordered that the House be adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. 
And then the House adjourned. 



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

Ou motion of Mr. Jones, and seconded, ordered that the clerk do carry the 
joint rules, for the government of both houses, adopted and entered on the 
journals of this house to the council and request their concurrence.. 

Mr. Oglesby asked and obtained leave to present a petition addressed to 
the Secretary of War of the United States praying that a fort may be erected 
at the village of Peoria on the Illinois river and that two companies of regu- 
lar troops may be stationed at that place and recommending Capt. Wm. 0. 
Allen of the 24th regiment of the United States Infantry to be a proper per 
son to command the service, which said petition was received and handed in 
at the clerks table where the same was twice read and ' unanimously con- 
curred in. 

On motion of Mr. Oglesby, and seconded, resolved, unanimously, that the 
foregoing address be signed by the Speaker of this House and by the presi- 
dent of the Legislative Council and that his Excellency, the Governor be re- 
quested to transmit the same to the President of the United States. 

Ordered that the clerk do carry the said petition and Resolution to the 
Coancil and request their concurrence. 



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A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their secretary: 

Mr. Speaker: "The Council have concurred with the House of Representa- 
tives, in the Joint rules for the Govt. of both Houses," and then he withdrew. 

Mr. Wilson from the committee appointed to examine the statutes of the 
Indiana Territory and the acts passed by the Governor and Judges of the Ill- 
inois Territory and report what shall be in force, presented. 

A bill declaring what laws are in force in this Territory, which was received 
and read the first time. 

On motion of Mr. Oglesby, and seconded, ordered that the said bill be 
committed to a committee of the whole house on this day. 

The House, according to order resolved itself into a committee of the whole 
house on the bill declaring what laws are in force in this Territory, and after 
some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Jones re- 
ported that the committee had, according to order, had said bill under con- 
sideration and made some progress therein. 

On motion of Mr. Oglesby, and seconded, resolved that said bill be recom- 
mitted to a select committee. 

Ordered that Mr. Oglesby, Mr. Trammel and Mr. Wilson be appointed a 
select committee pursuant to said resolution. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their secretary: 

Mr. Speaker: The Council do concur with the House of Representatives 
in the Petition to the Secretary of War, and their resolution thereon. 

"They have also passed a Resolution subjoined to a petition to the Senate and 
House of Representatives of the United States requesting that Congress may 
authorize Major John Moredock of this Territory to raise four companies of 
Mounted Troops to be employed for the term of one year for the defence of the 
frontier settlements, to whicn they request the concurrence of this House; 
and that the Council have appointed Mr. Biggs on their part to be a standing 
committee of enrollments, iomtly with such committee as may be appointed 
on the part of this House,'' and then he withdrew. 

The said petition to the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States and the resolution thereto subjoined were then taken up and severally 
twice read and on the question being put thereon were unanimously con- 
curred in by the House. 

Ordered that the clerk do inform the Council thereof. 

Mr. Short, from the committee appointed to present the address of this 
House in answer to the communication of the Governor, reported that the 
committee had, according to the order, performed that service and that they 
received from the Governor a written reply, which he delivered in at the 
clerk's table where the same was read as follows: 

"Gentlemen of the House of Representatives: 

"Having exerted my utmost efforts to promote the happiness and prosperity 
of the people of this Territory, and to defend them against the hostile agres- 
sions of ruthless savages; I feel particular gratification in the assurance, 
which you very politely give me, that my measures have received the appro- 
bation of yourselves and your constituents. 

"This, to me is an ample reward for all the toil and sacrifices that have at- 
tended my instrumentality in effecting those results, which you suppose, and 
which I myself, believe must be beneficial to our country. 

"From your deliberations on the subjects to which you allude, I anticipate 
the best of consequences. 

"For your kind wishes that I may long continue to enjoy the confidence of 
my country, and with it health and happiness, I beg of you to accept my sin- 
cerest thanks and to be assured that towards yourselves, all those wishes are 
sincerely reciprocated by me. 

NINIAN EDWARDS." 
And then the House adjourned until tomorrow 9 o'clock. 



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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4TH, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

Mr. Oglesby , from the select committee to whom was referred the bill ' ' Declar- 
ing: what laws are now in force" reported that the committee had had the same 
under their consideration and gone through the same with considerable 
amendments, which hejdelivered in at the clerk's table where the same were 
read, and on the question being put thereon were unanimously concurred in 
by the House. 

On motion, the said bill was then again read the second time and ordered to 
be engrossed and read a third time on this day. 

The engrossed bill, "Declaring what laws are in force," was read a third 
time. 

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be "An act declaring 
what laws are in force in the Illinois Territory." 

Ordered that the clerk of this House do carry the said bill to the Council 
and desire their concurrence. 

The Speaker laid before the House two petitions from Benjamin Stephen - 
son of Randolph county, one praying that the Legislature pass a law to allow 
compensation to Brigade inspectors and to remunerate him for services per- 
formed as Brigade Inspector, and the other praying the Legislature to pass a 
law for his relief as Sheriff of Randolph countyland collector of the county 
levies. 

Ordered that the said petitions be referred tola select committee composed 
of Mr. Wilson, Mr. Jones and Mr. Grammar .^to report thereon by bill or 
otherwise. 

Mr. Trammel asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to repeal part of 
certain acts and for other purposes and delivered the same in at the clerk's 
table, where the same was read the first time and ordered to be read a second 
time on Monday next. 

And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning, 10 o'clock. 



SATURDAY, DECEMBER STH, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

Ordered, that Mr. Wilson be appointed, on the part of this House, a Stand- 
ing Committee of Enrollments. 

Ordered that the Clerk inform the Council thereof. 

Mr. Speaker signed the enrolled resolutions respecting the erecting of a 
fort at Peoria, and the resolution and petition to Congress requesting the 
General Government to authorize John Mordock to raise&four companies of 
mounted men for the defense of the frontier. 

Mr. Wilson, from the standing Joint Committee of Enrollments, reported 
that the committee had delivered the said enrolled and signed resolutions and 
memorials, to the Governor and requested of him to cause the same to be 
transmitted, according to the resolutions aforesaid. 

And then the House adjourned until Monday morning, 10 o'clock. 



MONDAY, DECEMBER ?TH, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

The Speaker being absent, Mr. Jones was chosen Speaker protem. 

The bill to repeal parts of certain acts and for other purposes was read a 
second time, and on motion was committed to a committee of the whole 
House. 



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The House then, according to order, resolved itself into a committee of the 
whole on the said bill, and after some time spent therein the committee rose 
and Mr. Wilson reported that the committee have had the said bill under 
their consideration and have gone through the same without amendment. 

On motion of Mr. Oglesby and seconded, ordered that the said bill be en- 
grossed and read a third time today. 

Mr. Short asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill concerning Courts of 
Common Pleas and fixing the.tirae of holding terms in the respective counties, 
which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was read the first 
time and on motion the said bill was read the second time and ordered to be 
engrossed and read a third time tomorrow. 

Mr- Trammel asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill "to amend an act 
entitled 'An act regulating the admission and practice of attorneys and coun- 
selors at law,' " which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, when the same 
was read the first time and ordered to be read a second time tomorrow. 

The engrossed bill to repeal parts of certain laws and for other purposes 
was read the third time. 

Resolved, that the said bill do pass and that the title be "An act to repeal 
parts of certain acts and for other purposes." 

Ordered, that the Clerk do carry the said bill to the Council and request 
their concurrence. 

And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning, 10 o'clock. 



TUESDAY, DECEMBER STH, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

The Speaker having now attended, took his seat. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"MR. SPEAKER: The Legislative Council have requested me to lay before 
the House of Representatives an address to the President of the United 
States, representing the perilous situation of the frontier inhabitants of this 
Teiritory and exhibiting a view of the distressing calamities of Indian hostil- 
ities and the hardships experienced by the Militia of the Territory who have 
lately been called into service, and the delay of the remuneration to which 
they are entitled from the General Government, and requesting aid from the 
Government in future and a compensation for the past, to which they 
request the concurrence of this House;" and then he withdrew. 

On motion and seconded, the said address was then taken up being 
read three times, was, on the question being put, unanimously concurred in 
by this House. 

On motion of Mr. Wilson and seconded, Resolved, that the foregoing ad- 
dress be signed by the Speaker, of the House of Representatives and by the 
President of the Legislative Council and that the said address be sent to the 
Governor of this Territory with a request that he transmit the same to the 
President of the United States. 

Ordered that the Clerk inform the Council that this House concur with 
them in the said address and that he carry the said resoluion to the Council 
and request their concurrence. 

Mr. Jones asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to extend the juris- 
diction of Justices of the Peace and delivered the same at the Clerk's table 
where it was read the first time and on motion it was ordered to be read a 
second time tomorrow. 

The Speaker asked and obtained leave of absence for an hour and Mr. 
Wilson was chosen Speaker pro tern. 

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The engrossed bill concerning- courts of common pleas and fixing the time 
for holding terms in the respective counties, was read, and on motion of Mr. 
Oglesby, the said bill was committed to a committee of the whole House on 
this day. 

The bill to amend an act entitled, "An act regulating the admission and 
practice of attorneys and councillors at law," was read a second time and 
committed to a committe of the whole House on this day. 

The House, then according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a 
committee of the whole on the engrossed bill concerning courts of common 
pleas and fixing the time for holding terms in the respective counties; and 
the bill to amend an act entitled, "An act regulating the admission and 
practice of attorneys and counsellors at law," and after sometime spent there- 
in the committee rose, and Mr. Wilson reported that the committee had the 
said bill under consideration and had made some progress in the said first 
bill and asked leave to sit thereon again tomorrow, and that they had gone 
through said last bill without amendment. 

Ordered that the House do resolve itself into a committee of the whole on 
tomorrow on the bill concerning courts of common pleas and fixing the time 
of holding terms in the respective counties. 

Ordered that the bill to amend the act entitled, "An act regulating the ad- 
mission and practice of attorneys and counsellors at law," be engrossed and 
read a third time tomorrow. 

The Speaker having now returned resumed his chair. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have passed the bill entitled, "An act declar- 
ing what laws are in force in this Territory," with an amendment to which 
they desire the concurrence of this House, and then he withdrew. 

The House then proceeded to consider the amendment of the Council to 
the said bill, and the same being taken up and read at the Clerk's table, as 
follows, to- wit: "In the sixth and seventh lines of the first section strike out 
the words "and which can be applicable to this Territory,'" and insert in 
lieu thereof the words following: "That are of a general nature and not 
local to Indiana Territory. " And on the question being put thereon, the 
said amendment was concurred in by this House. 

Ordered that the Clerk do inform the Council thereof. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have concurred in the resolution from this 
House to the address to the President of the United States," and then he 
withdrew. 

Mr. Jones asked and obtained leave to present a bill to authorize magis- 
trates to allow persons convicted of petty larceny the choice of punishment 
for the same, and delivered the same in at the Clerk's table, where it was 
read the first time and ordered to be read a second time tomorrow. 

On motion of Mr. Wilson, and seconded, "Resolved that the Legislative 
Council and House of Representatives do, on this day, jointly elect an En- 
grossing and Enrolling Clerk to both Houses during the balance of the pres- 
ent session." 

Ordered that the Clerk do carry the said Resolution to the Council and 
desire their concurrence. 

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock. 



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER QTH, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee of Enrolled Bills, reported that the com- 
mittee had compared the enrolled with the engrossed bill entitled: "An act 
declaring what laws are now in force in the Illinois Territory," and found the 
same truly enrolled. 



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Mr. Speaker then signed the said enrolled bill. 

Ordered that the Clerk carry the same to the Council. 

The engrossed bill to amend the act entitled: "An act regulating the ad- 
mission and practice of attorneys and counsellors at law " was read the third 
time. 

Resolved that the said bill do pass and that the title be "An act to amend 
the act entitled "An act regulating the admission and practice of attorneys 
and counsellors at law." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 
A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

Mr. Speaker: The Council has passed a resolution respecting the election 
of an Engrossing and an Enrolling Clerk and desire the concurrence of this 
House, and then he withdrew. 

The said resolution was then taken up and read as follows: "Whereas, the 
election agreeable to the resolution of yesterday, was not gone into, There- 
fore, Resolved, that we now proceed to the election of an Engrossing Clerk 
for both Houses during the balance of the present session. 

On motion, Resolved, That this House do concur with the Council in the 
aforesaid resolution and that the clerk inform the Council thereof, and this 
House is now ready to proceed jointly with the Council to the election of an 
Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk. 

An election was then held by ballot by the members of both Houses and, on 
counting the ballots, Mr. Edward Humphreys was declared to be duly elected. 

Ordered that the said Edward Humphreys do give his attendance accord- 
ingly- 

The bill to extend the jurisdiction of magistrates was read the second time, 
and on motion was ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole 
House on this day. 

The bill to authorize magistrates to allow persons convicted of petty larceny 
the right [of] choice of punishment for the same read a second time. 

On motion the said bill was committed to a select committee to report 
thereon on this day. 

Ordered that Mr. Jones and Mr. Trammell be appointed a select committee 
on the said bill. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have passed the engrossed bill from this 
House entitled 'An act to repeal parts of certain acts and for other purposes, ' 
with an amendment, to which they desire the concurrence of this House," and 
then he withdrew. 

On motion and seconded, ordered that the said bill and amendment lie on 
the table until to-morrow, and be then committed to a committee of the whole 
House. 

The House then, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a 
committee of the whole on the engrossed bill concerning Courts of Common 
Pleas, and fixing the time of holding terms in the respective counties; and 
the bill to extend the jurisdiction of magistrates, and after some time spent 
therein the committee rose, and Mr. Jones reported that the committee have 
had the said bills under consideration and made some progress in the first 
said bill but came to no conclusion thereon, and asked leave to sit thereon 
again to-morrow; aud that the committee had come to a resolution on the 
said second bill, which he delivered in at the clerk's table where the same was 
read as follows: 

"Resolved, that the bill entitled, 'An act specifying an addition to the 
magistrate's jurisdiction', shall not pass, and that the same be thrown under 
the table." 



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And on the question being: taken, on agreeing to the report of the commit- 
tee it was resolved in the affirmative, and so the said last mentioned bill was 
rejected. 

And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning, 10 o'clock. 



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10th, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

Mr. Wilson, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition 
of Benjamin Stephenson, presented a bill for the relief of the sheriff of Ran- 
dolph county, and a bill for the relief of Benjamin Stephenson and for other 
purposes, which were received and read the first time, and ordered to be read 
a second time tomorrow. 

Mr. Grammar asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill entitled, "An act 
to amend the act regulating the practice in the general courts and courts of 
common pleas, and for other purposes," and a bill to amend the several laws 
of the militia and for the relief of Quakers and Dunkards and other religious 
persons conscientiously scrupulous of bearing arms, which was received and 
read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time tomorrow. 

The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole, and after some 
time spent therein, the committee rose and Mr. Short reported that the com- 
mittee have had the bill concerning courts of common pleas and fixing the 
time for holding terms in the respective counties, and made some progress 
therein, and asked leave to sit thereon again tomorrow; also the amendment 
of the council to the bill to repeal parts of certain acts and for other purposes 
and had come to a resolution thereon, which he delivered in at the Clerk y s 
table, where it was read as follows: 

"Resolved, that the amendment of the Council to the bill to repeal part 
of certain acts and for other purposes, be concurred in by this committee. ' r 

On motion, the report of the Committee of the Whole was unanimously 
concurred in. 

Ordered that the Clerk inform the Council that the House concur in their 
amendment to the last mentioned bill. 

Mr. Trammell, from the committee appointed to regulate and draft a sys- 
tem of taxation for the purpose of raising a Territorial fund, presented a bill 
for levying and collecting a tax on land, which was received and read the 
first time and ordered to be read a second time tomorrow. 

Mr. Jones, from the select committee to whom was referred the bill to 
authorize magistrates to allow persons convicted of petty larceny the right of 
choice of punishment for the same, reported the same without amendment. 

And on the question being put on the said bill, being engrossed and read a 
third time, it passed in the negative, the Speaker, on an equal division of the 
House, giving the casting vote, and so the said bill was rejected. 

A message from the Council, by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have disagreed to the engrossed bill from this 
House entitled, 'An act to amend an act entitled, an act regulating the ad- 
mission and practice of attorneys and counsellors at law' ", and then he with- 
drew. 

On motion and seconded, ordered that Mr. Wilson be appointed a commit- 
tee to enquire and contract on the best terms possible for a sufficiency of fire- 
wood for this House during the ballance of the present session and to make 
report thereof. 

And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning, 10 o'clock. 



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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1812. 
The House of Representatives met. 

The bill for the relief cf Benjamin Stephenson was read a second time. On 
motion ordered that the said bill be committed to a committee of the whole 
House tomorrow. 

The bill for the relief of the sheriff of Randolph C9unty was read the second 
time and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time tomorrow. 

The bill to amend an act entitled, "An act regulating the practice in the 
general court and courts of common pleas and for other purposes," was read 
the second time and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time tomorrow. 

The bill to amend the act concerning the militia and for the relief of 
Dunkards, Quakers and persons conscientiously scrupulous of bearing arms, 
and the bill for levying and collecting a tax on lands was read the second 
time and ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole House on 
tomorrow. 

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a com- 
mittee of the whole on the bill concerning courts of common pleas and fixing 
the time of holding terms in the respective counties, and after some time 
spent therein the committee rose and Mr. Jones reported that the committee 
of the whole had the said bill under their consideration and had agreed to 
sundry amendments thereto which he delivered in. 

And on the question being put on agreeing to the amendment of the com- 
mittee it passed in the affirmative, and the said bill was ordered to be en- 
grossed and read a third time tomorrow. 

Mr. Jones asked and obtained leave to present a bill to regulate the general 
court and for fixing the time of holding the terms thereof, which was received 
and read the first time and ordered to be read a second time tomorrow. 

And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning, 10 o'clock. 



SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1812. 
The House of Representatives met. 

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee on Enrollments, reported that the com- 
mittee had examined the engrossed with the enrolled bill entitled, "An act to 
repeal parts of certain acts and for other purposes," and found the same 
truly enrolled. 

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill. 

Ordered that the clerk carry the same to the Council. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"MR. SPEAKER: The Council have passed a bill vesting the judges of the 
general court with chancery powers, to which they request the concurrence 
of this House," and then he withdrew. 

The engrossed bill for the relief of the sheriff of Randolph county was read 
the third time. Resolved that the said bill do pass and that the title be "An 
act for the relief of the sheriff of Randolph county." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the Council and request their 
concurrence. 

The engrossed bill to amend an act entitled "An act regulating the practice 
in the general court and court of common pleas" and for other purposes 
was read a third time. 

Resolved, That the said bill do pass and that the title be "An act to amend 
an act entitled "An act regulating the practice in the general court and 
courts of common pleas and for other purposes. 7 ' 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said Bill to the council and request th 
concurrence. >j 

The engrossed bill concerning courts of common pleas and fixing ^6e timdf 
of holding terms in the several counties was read the third time. 



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Resolved, that the said bill do pass and that the title be "An act concern- 
ing: the court of common pleas and fixing the time of holding terms in the 
several counties. 

Ordered that the clerk carry the same to the Council and request their con- 
currence. 

The bill to regulate the general court and for fixing the time of holding the 
terms thereof was read a second time and ordered to be committed to a Com- 
mittee of the Whole on Monday next. 

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a com- 
mittee of the whole and after some time spent therein the committee rose and 
Mr. Wilson reported that the committee have had under their consideration 
the bill for the relief of Benjamin Stephenson and for other purposes, and 
had gone through the same without amendment; also the bill to amend the 
law concerning the militia and for the relief of Quakers, Dunkards and other 
religious persons who are conscientiously scrupulous of bearing arms, and 
had filled up the blanks therein; and the bill for levying and collecting a tax 
on land, and had gone through the same with sundry amendments which he 
delivered in at the clerks table. 

On motion, resolved that the House do concur in the said report of the 
committee. 

Ordered, that the bill for levying and collecting a tax on land, and the bill 
from the Council giving to the Judges of the General Court, chancery 
powers, be engrossed and read on Monday next. 

And then the House adjourned until Monday morning, 10 o'clock. 



MONDAY, DECEMBER 14TH, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

The Speaker being absent, Mr. Jones was chosen Speaker pro-tern. 

The bill for the relief of Benjamin Stephenson and for other purposes, was 
read the third time. 

On motion of Mr. Oglesby, and seconded, the said bill was amended by 
striking out the words "two hundred dollars" in the first section and insert- 
ing in lieu thereof "forty-two dollars;" and by striking out the words "twa 
hundred dollars per annum" in the second section and inserting in lieu 
thereof "two dollars per day while in service as Brigade Inspector, to be paid 
annually out of any money in the Territorial treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated, upon a certificate of the Brigadier General." 

And on the question being put on agreeing to the said amendments they 
were unanimously concurred m. 

Resolved, that the said bill, as amended, do pass, and that the title be "An 
act for the relief of Benjamin Stephenson and for other purposes." 

Ordered, that said bill with the amendments be engrossed and that the 
Clerk carry the same to the Council and request their concurrence. 

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee of Enrolments, reported that the com- 
mittee did on yesterday present to the Governor for his approbation, the bill 
entitled "An act declaring what laws are in force in the Illinois Teintory. 

A message from the Governor, by Mr. Hugh H. Maxwell: 

"Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the Governor to inform this House that 
he has, according to the joint request of both Houses of the Legislature^ 
transmitted two addresses of the Legislature, one to the Honorable Shadrack 
Bond, our delegate in Congress, the other to the President of the United 
States, both of which addresses originated in this House. I am also directed 
by the Governor to inform this House that he has approved and signed a bill 
entitled, 'An act declaring what laws are in force in the Illinois Territory.' ' 

An then he withdrew. 

Ordered, that the Clerk inform the Council thereof. 



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The bill to amend the law concerning the Militia and for the relief of 
Quakers, Dunkards, and other religious persons conscientiously scrupulous 
of bearing arms, was read the third time. 

Mr. Short made a motion to throw the said bill under the table. 

On the question being put on the said motion it passed in the negative, the 
Speaker on an equal division of the House giving the casting vote. 

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be "An act to amend 
the several laws concerning the Militia and for the relief of Quakers, Dunk- 
ards, and other persons conscientiously scrupulous of bearing arms." 

Ordered, that the Clerk carry the said bill to the Council and request their 
concurrence. 

The bill for levying and collecting a tax on land was read a third time. 

Resolved, that the said bill do pass and that the title be "An act for levying 
and collecting a tax on land." 

Ordered, that the Clerk do carry the said bill to the Council and request 
their concurrence. 

A message from the Council, by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have concurred with this House in the bill for 
the relief of the Sheriff of Randolph county, with sundry amendments to 
which they request the concurrence of this House;" and then he withdrew. 

The House then proceeded to consider the amendments of the Council to 
the said bill and the same was taken up and read as follows: "A bill for the 
relief of the sheriffs of Randolph county and St. Clair." 

"Whereas, the sheriffs of Randolph and St. Clair counties was unable to 
finish their business in the counties of Gallatin, Johnson and Madison in con- 
sequence of their being now separated from the counties of Randolph and 
St. Clair, and in consequence of the inauspicious state of our affairs in icla- 
tion to the savages which called them, as well as a great number of the peo- 
ple, to the defense of our frontiers; and whereas, by the division of the 
counties of Randolph and St. Clair, the said sheriffs are not, by law, author- 
zed to make their collections in those counties. 

"Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of 
the Illinois Territory, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, 
that the said sheriffs of Randolph and St. Clair counties shall have a right to 
finish their business and shall be allowed the further time of six months to 
make their collections and settle up their accounts in the same manner pre- 
cisely as if no division of the counties of Randolph and St. Clair had taken 
place. This act to be in force from the passage thereof." 

Mr. Wilson then moved to strike out the word "county" in the title of the 
bill between the words "Randolph" and "St. Clair," and to amend the 
amendment of the Council by inserting the word "counties" after the word 
"St. Clair" in the said title. 

And on the question being put thereon the said motion was unanimously 
concurred in. 

The question was then put on concurring with the Council in the other sev- 
eral amendments to the bill, and passed unanimously in the affirmative. 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof and request their concur- 
rence to the said amendment made by this House to the amendment of the 
Council. 

The House, according to order, resolved itself into a committee of the 
whole on the bill to regulate the General Court, and after some time spent 
therein the committee rose and Mr. Short reported that the committee of the 
whole have had the said bill under their consideration and had made con- 
siderable amendments thereto, which he delivered in at the clerk's table, 
where the same was read, as follows: 

"An act concerning the General Court. Section 1. Be it enacted by the 
Legislative Council and House of Representatives, and it is hereby enacted 



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by the authority of same, that the General Court shall hereafter be governed 
and regulated by the law of the Indiana Territory, approved September 17th, 
in 1807, except so far as the said law may be repugnant to this enactment 
hereinafter made. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the general 
court shall hold three sessions annually at Kaskaskia, on the fourth Mondays 
of April, August and December, yearly, and every year at each of which 
sessions the said court shall go through with all the business depending before 
them. 

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the said 
general court shall not, hereafter, take jurisdiction of any sum under five 
hundred dollars. 

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that in all cases 
and upon all points that shall be hereafter adjudicated by the said general 
court each judge thereof shall separately make a plain, but full, statement of 
the case or points decided, which statement with his opinion thereon, shall 
be by him reduced to writing and be recorded by the clerk in a record book 
to be provided for that purpose and for the convenience of recurring to their 
opinion it shall* be the duty of the clerk to annex thereto, at the expiration of 
each term, an alphabetical list of the cases decided. 

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that nothing in 
this law contained shall be construed to effect any suit now depending in the 
General Court, either at Cahokia or at Kaskaskia, but all those so depending 
shall be tried and finally disposed [of] off as they would have been had this 
law never passed. 

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that all and every 
law within the purview of this act shall be and the same is hereby repealed 
and that this act shall commence and be in force from the passage thereof." 

And on the question being put on agreeing to the said amendment it passed 
in the affirmative. 

The said bill as amended was then ordered to be engrossed, and atter en- 
grossment was read a third time. 

Resolved that the said bill do pass and that the title be, "An act concerning 
the general court." 

Ordered that the elerk carry the said bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 

The bill vesting the judges of the general court with chancery powers was 
read the first time, and, the rule of the House being dispensed with, the said 
bill was read a second time and committed to a committee of the whole House 
on this day, 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their secretary. 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have concurred in the amendment made by 
this House to the amendments of the Council to the bill for the relief of the 
sheriffs of Randolph and St. Clair counties; the Council have also concurred 
in the bill from this House entitled, 'An act to amend an act entitled. An 
[act | regulating the practice in the general court and courts of common pleas, 
and for other purposes/ with sundry amendments, to which they request he 
concurrence of this House," and then he withdrew. 

Ordered that the said bill with the amendments lie on the table until tomor- 
row. 

On the motion of Mr. Short, and seconded, the House resolved itself into a 
committee of the whole on the bill vesting the judges of the general court 
with chancery powers, and, after some time spent therein, the committee 
rose, and Mr. Short reported that the committee have had the said bill under 
consideration and made sundry amendments thereto, which he delivered in 
at the Clerk's table where the same was read as follows: 

Strike out the nineteenth section and insert in lieu thereof the following: 
"That a clerk to the said court shall be appointed by the acting Governor of 
the Territory, who shall give bond, with security to be approved by said 



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Governor, in the penalty of one thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful 
performance of such duties as are required, or hereafter may be required of 
him, which bond shall be filed in the office of the -Secretary of the Territory.' 

"Add to the twentieth section the following words: ' Provided, however, 
that no injunction to stay, proceedings at law shall be granted after thirty 
days next succeeding the end of the term at which the judgment sought to 
be enjoined shall be rendered.' 

"Strike out the words 'two hundred dollars' in the twenty- seventh section 
and insert in lieu thereof 'fifty dollars.' 

"Add to the end of the first section the following words, 'which said court 
shall be called and styled the general court of chancery.' ' 

And on the question being^ put on agreeing to the said amendment it passed 
unanimously in the affirmative. 

The said bill was then ordered [engrossed] and was read a third time. 

Eesolved, that the said bill do pass and that the title be, "An act giving 
'[the] to the judges of the general court chancery powers." 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof and request their concur- 
rence to the said amendments. 

And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morrow morning 10 o'clock. 



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15th, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill concerning proceed- 
ings in civil cases; also a bill concerning frauds, which were received and 
read the first time and ordered to be read a second time today. 

Mr. Trammell asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill regulating elec- 
tions, which was received and read the first time and ordered to be read a 
second time tomorrow. 

The House then proceeded to consider the amendment of the Council to the 
bill, to amend the act entitled, "An act regulating the practice in the general 
court and courts of common pleas, and for other purposes," and the same 
being read at the Clerk's table, was, on the question being put thereon, con- 
curred in. 

Ordered that the Clerk inform the Council thereof. 

A message from the Council, by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have rejected the bill from this House con- 
cerning courts of common pleas and fixing the times of holding terms in the 
several counties. They have passed a bill regulating the courts of common 
pleas and fixing the time of holding terms in the several counties to which 
they request the concurrence of this House;" and then he withdrew. 

The bill from the Council regulating courts of common pleas and fixing the 
time of holding terms in the several counties, was read the first time, and on 
motion, was ordered to be engrossed and read a second time today. 

The bill concerning frauds was read the second time, and, on motion, 
ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House today. 

The House, according to order, resolved itself into a committee of the 
whole on the bill concerning frauds, and after some time spent therein the 
committee rose and the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Short reported 
that the committee of the whole have had the said bill under consideration 
and have gone through the same without amendment. 

On motion, ordered that said bill be engrossed and read a third time to- 
morrow. 



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A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 
"Mr. Speaker: The Council have concurred in the bill from this House 
for the relief of Benjamin Stephenson, and for other purposes, with an 
amendment to which they request the concurrence of this House;" and then 
he withdrew. 

The House then proceeded to consider the amendment made by the Council 
to the said bill, and the same being taken up and read at the Clerk's table, 
was as follows: "Strike out of the second section the following words, 'and 
be ir further enacted that the Brigade Inspector shall, from and after the 
first day of January next, be entitled to receive for his services two dollars 
per day while in service as Brigade Inspector, to be paid annually out of any 
money in the Territorial treasury not otherwise appropriated, upon a certifi- 
cate from the Brigadier General." 

A motion was made by Mr. Oglesby and seconded to concur with the Coun- 
cil in the said amendment, and the question being put thereon it passed in 
the negative. The main question was then put, "Shall the House concur 
with the Council in the said amendment 1 ?" which question was decided in the 
negative. 

Ordered that the Clerk inform the Council thereof. 

The bill concerning proceedings in civil cases was read a second time and 
ordered to be engrossed and read a third time tomorrow. 

The engrossed bill from the Council regulating the courts of common pleas 
and fixing the time for holding the terms in [the] several counties was read a 
second time and ordered to be read a third time tomorrow. 

A message from the Council, by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council insist on their amendment to the bill for the 
relief of Benjamin Stephenson, and for other purposes, which has been dis- 
agreed to by this House and ask a conference on the subject matter thereof." 

The House proceeded to consider the said message from the Council upon 
the subject matter of the said amendment. 

Whereupon, resolved that this House doth insist on their disagreement to 
the amendment aforesaid and agree to the conference asked by the Council 
and the subject matter thereof and appoint Mr. Wilson manager at the said 
conference on their part. 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof. 

A message from the Council, by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council adhere to their amendment to the bill for the 
relief of Benjamin Stephenson and for other purposes, and have appointed 
Mr. Ferguson manager of the conference on the subject matter thereof, on 
their part," and then he withdrew. 

Mr. Wilson then offered the following resolution: 

Resolved by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives that both 
Houses will on to-morrow proceed to reconsider the enrolled bill to repeal 
part of certain laws and for other purposes, 

And on the question being put thereon, it passed in the affirmative. 

Ordered that the clerk carry said resolution to the Council and request 
their concurrence. 

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning, 10 o'clock. 



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16TH, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to amend an act en- 
titled, "An act regulating grist mills and millers, and for other purposes." 



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which was received and read the first time, and ordered to be read a second 
time to-day. 

The bill to regulate elections was read a second time. 

A motion was made by Mr. Oglesby to fill the blanks therein with the 
words: "First Thursday ib October," which motion was on the question 
thereon being put passed in the negative. 

Mr. Wilson then moved to fill the blanks in the said bill with the words: 
"First Thursday in September," which motion was on the question being 
put thereon agreed to. 

Ordered that the said bill be engrossed, and read a third time to-day. 

The engrossed bill concerning frauds was read the third time. 

The question was then put, "Shall the bill pass?" Resolved in the affirm- 
ative. 

The yeas and nays being demanded by the House. 

Those who voted in the affirmative are: 

John Grammar, Jacob Short, Philip Trammell and Alexander Wilson. 

[Yeas] 4. 

Those who voted in the negative are : 

Joshua Oglesby. 

[Nays] 1. 

Resolved, that the title of the bill be: 

"An act concerning frauds." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have concurred with this House in the 
amendments to the bill vesting the Judges of the Federal Court with chan- 
cery powers, with an amendment, to- wit: Strike out the word "general" 
in the last line of the first section, to which they desire the concurrence of 
this House. The Council have rejected the bill entitled, "An act to amend 
the several laws concerning the militia and for the relief of Quakers, Dun- 
kards and other religious persons, conscientiously scrupulous of bearing 
arms." And then he withdrew. 

The engrossed bill concerning proceedings in civil cases was read the third 
time. 

Resolved that the said bill do pass and that the title be "An act concern- 
ing proceedings in civil cases." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the same to the Council and desire their con- 
currence. 

The engrossed bill regulating the Courts of Common Pleas and fixing the 
time of holding terms in the several counties, was read the third time. 

Resolved that the said bill do pass and that the title be "An act regulating: 
the Courts of Common Pleas and fixing the time of holding terms in the 
several counties." 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof. 

The House then proceeded to consider the amendment of the Council to the 
amendment of this House to the bill entitled, "An act vesting the Judges of 
the General Court with Chancery powers." 

And the same being read was, on the question being put thereon, con- 
curred in. 

Ordered that the clerk acquaint the Council therewith. 

The engrossed bill regulating elections was read the third time. 



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Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, "An act regulat- 
ing elections. 7 ' 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 

The bill to amend an act entitled "An act regulating grist mills and millers 
and for other purposes," was read a second time and was ordered to be com- 
mitted to a Committee of the Whole House on tomorrow. 

Mr. Short asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill vesting the Courts of 
Common Pleas with power to try errors of Justices of the Peace which was 
received and read the first time and ordered to be read a second time to- 
morrow. 

The Speaker, who has been absent since Saturday last in consequence of 
indisposition, now attended and took his seat. 

Mr. Short asked and obtained leave to introduce a memorial and resolution 
to Congress, which was received and read and ordered to be laid over until 
tomorrow for further consideration. 

And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning 10 o'clock. 



THURSDAY, DECEMBER I?TH, 1812. 
The House of Representatives met. 

The House [of] resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole according to 
the order of the day on the bill to amend the act entitled, "An act regulating 
grist mills and millers and for other purposes," and after some time spent 
therein, the Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Grammar reported that the 
committee have had the said bill under consideration and agreed to report the 
same without amendment. 

Ordered that the said bill be engrossed and read a third time today. 

The bill vesting the Court of Common Pleas with power to try errors of 
Justices of the Peace was read a second time and ordered to be committed to 
a committee of the Whole House on today. 

The House then, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the 
Whole on the said bill and after some time spent therein, the Speaker re- 
sumed the chair and Mr. Jones reported that the Committee of the Whole 
had gone through the said bill and had come to [the] following resolution 
thereon, viz.: 

"Resolved that the bill ought not to pass," and on .the question being put 
on agreeing to the report of the committee it was resolved in the affirmative. 

And so the said bill was rejected. 

The memorial and resolution to the Congress of the United States, pre- 
sented by Mr. Short on yesterday, was read a second time and committed to 
a Committee of the Whole House on today. 

The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the said 
memorial and resolution and after some time spent therein the Speaker re- 
sumed the chair and Mr. Trammell reported that the committee have agreed 
to an amendment thereto which were [was] read and concurred in by the 
House. 

Ordered that the said memorial and resolutions be engrossed and read to- 
morrow. 

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee Ton] Enrollments, reported that the com- 
mittee have compared the engrossed with the enrolled bills entitled, "An act 
for the relief of the Sheriffs of Randolph and St. Clair counties; " and "An act 
supplemental to an act entitled, "An act regulating the practice in the Gen- 
eral Court and Courts of Common Pleas and for other purposes," and found 
the same truly enrolled. 



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Mr. Speaker then signed the said enrolled bills. 

Ordered, that the Clerk carry the same to the Council. 

The engrossed bill to amend an act entitled, "An act regulating grist mills 
and millers and for other purposes," was read the third time. 

Resolved, that the said bill do pass and that the title be "An act to amend 
the act entitled, 'An act regulating grist mills and millers and for other pur- 
poses.' ' 

Ordered, that the Clerk do carry the said bill to the Council and desire 
their concurrence. 

Mr. Oglesby asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to fix the places in 
the several counties at which the several courts shall be held and for other 
purposes, which was received and read the first time and ordered to be read 
a second time tomorrow. 

And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. 



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18TH, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

A message from the Council, by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Legislative Council have passed the bill entitled, 'An 
act for levying and collecting a tax on land,' with amendments to which they 
desire the concurrence of this House." And then he withdrew. 

The House then proceeded to consider the amendments to the said bill, and 
the same be [being] taken up was read as follows: "Amend the second sec- 
tion by striking out the words 'or confirmation' and insert the words 'and 
confirmed' in the third line of said section; at the end of the tenth section 
amend by adding 'and provided also that if the owner of any tract or tracts 
of land for which the said tax shall be in arrears, or any person for him, 
shall on the day on which the said land shall be advertised for sale, as above 
mentioned, tender and deliver to the Sheriff, to be sold that day by him, at 
the place of sale as above mentioned, goods and chattels sufficient to make 
the said tax and costs so in arrears, then the Sheriff shall not sell the land or 
any part thereof, but shall make and levy the said tax in arrears by a public 
sale of such goods and chattels, rendering the overplus, if any, to the owner 
of such land or such person for him." 

And on the question being put on concurring in the said amendments, it 
was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered that the Clerk acquaint the Council therewith. 

Mr. Oglesby asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill authorizing Courts 
of Common Pleas to appoint commissioners, which was received and read the 
first time and ordered to be read a second time today. 

The House, then according to the order of the day, went into the considera- 
tion of a memorial to Congress and resolution to the delegate in Congress 
from this Territory, and the same being taken up, was read as follows: 

Whereas, from the establishment of a land office in the Territory several 
years ago, a general opinion prevailed that the public land would shortly 
thereafter be offered for sale, whereby the great majority of the citizens now 
residing in the Territory were induced to move into it and settle themselves, 
hoping that they would have an opportunity of purchasing the land they oc- 
cupied before they had made such ameliorations thereon as would tempt the 
competition of avaricious speculators, in which reasonable expectation they 
have been hitherto disappointed in consequence of the unexampled postpone- 
ment of the sales owing to canses which are well understood and wnich it is 
unnecessary to detail; and, 



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Whereas, those good people have made valuable and permanent improve- 
ments on the land they thus occupied (at the same time that they have risked 
their lives in defending it against the barbarous savages who invaded it), but 
are now in danger of losing the whole value of their labor by competition at 
the sales or by the holders of unlocated claims being permitted to locate on 
their improvements; 

And, whereas, the far greater portion of those unlocated claims are in the 
hands of a few individuals, who acquired them on easy terms, and few of 
whom were to be found among the brave volunteers whose services have 
lately saved their country from the ravages of a savage enemy, whilst those 
meritorious settlers composed the body of those volunteers; and. 

Whereas, it is not to be supposed that the United States would wish to 
avail themselves of the enhanced value of those lands from the labor of others, 
and it would be manifestly unjust that it should fall into the hands of specu- 
lators or the holders of unlocated claims; 

Therefore, be it resolved by the Legislative Council and House of Repre- 
sentatives, that our delegate in Congress be requested to use his best exer- 
tions to endeavor to prevail on Congress to pass a law to authorize actual 
settlers to locate any unlocated claim on their improvements, and that every 
person or persons having any unlocated claims may be entitled to locate their 
claims on unlocated lands that are within the bounds prescribed by the com- 
missioners and within the settlements, and that such locations shall join some 
other located lands, but shall not be allowed to interfere with any improve- 
ment. 

And, as Congress has passed a law granting the regular soldiers one quar- 
ter section of land for their services as regular soldiers, though they are 
found food and raiment and all other necessary accoutrements of war, ex- 
clusive of their wages, and the citizens of this territory have to support them- 
selves and find their arms and ammunition and defend this territory, as well 
as the regulars, we therefore think that it would not be unjust for Congress 
to give each settler in this territory, who have not received a donation of 
land, the same quantity of land that the regulars are entitled to, and if this 
can not be granted, that they may have the pre-emption right to purchase the 
land they have settled on, and if neither of these measures can be obtained 
that the said settlers shall have the right to sue any purchaser or holder of 
unlocated claims who may purchase or appropriate to himself or herself such 
improvements, and recover the value thereof, and that the land so purchased 
or located by such purchaser or holder of any unlocated claim, shall be held 
liable for the value of the improvements thereon. 

"Resolved that this resolution be transmitted to our Delegate in Congress by 
the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Coun- 
cil." 

And on the question being taken on agreeing to the said memorial and 
resolution it was unanimously concurred in. 

Ordered that the clerk carry the same to the Legislative Council and desire 
their concurrence. 

Mr. Oglesby asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to alter the fees of 
Justices of the Peace, which was received and read the first time and ordered 
to be read a second time today. 

Mr. Wilson, the manager appointed on the part of this House to confer 
with the manager on the part of the Council on the bill entitled, "An act for 
the relief of Benjamin Stephenson and for other purposes," reported as fol- 
lows: 

"The managers appointed by the Legislative Council and House of Repre- 
sentatives on the bill for the relief of Benjamin Stephenson and for other pur- 
poses, beg leave to report that it is deemed expedient by the managers that 
the amendment proposed by the Legislative Council to the said bill should be 
concurred in by the House of Representatives, with an amendment, towit: 
"Strike out the words 'and for other purposes' in the title of the bill." 



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And on the question being put on agreeing to the said report it was unani- 
mously agreed to. 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof and request their concur- 
rence in the said amendment. 

The bill for fixing: the place of holding courts in the several counties was 
read the second time, and Mr. Jones offered an amendment thereto which was 
read and agreed to and the said bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a 
third time tomorrow. 

A message from the Governor by Mr. Hugh H. Maxwell: 

"Mr. Speaker: I ana requested by the Governor to inform this House that 
he has approved and signed the bill entitled, 'An act for the relief of the 
sheriffs af Randolph and St. Glair counties,' " and then he withdrew. 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Legislative Council have concurred in the amendment 
to the bill for the relief of Benjamin Stephenson and for other purposes, as 
proposed by the managers and agreed to by this House," and then he with- 
drew. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have passed the bill entitled, 'An act concern- 
ing proceedings in civil case,' " and then he withdrew. 

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee of Enrollments, reported that the corn- 




concerning proceedings in civil cases," and found the same truly enrolled. 

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bills. 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bills to the Council. 

The bill authorizing the Courts of Common Pleas to appoint County Com- 
missioners was read the second time and ordered to be read a third time to- 
morrow. 

The bill concerning fees of Justices of the Peace was read the second time 
and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House tomorrow. 

And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning 10 o'clock. 



SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

The bill to fix the place of holding Courts in the several counties was read 
the third time. 

Resolved that the said bill do pass and that the title be ."An act to fix the 
place of holding Courts in the several counties." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 

The House according to the order of the day resolved itself into a Commit- 
tee of the Whole on the bill to alter the fees of Justices of the Peace and 
after some time spent therein the Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Jones 
reported that the Committee of the whole had come to the following resolu- 
tion, which was read as follows: 

Resolved, That the further consideration of the bill to alter the fees of 
Justices of the Peace be posponed until the first day of the next session of 
the Legislature. 

And on the question being put on agreeing to the said report it was re- 
solved in the affirmative. 



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Mr. Wilson from the Committee ot Enrollments reported that the commit- 
tee had waited on the Governor [and presented for his approval] the follow- 
ing enrolled bills with the following titles to-wit: "An act concerning pro- 
ceedings in civil cases," "An act vesting the Judges of the General Court 
with Chancery powers," and "An act regulating the Courts of Common Pleas 
and fixing the time of holding terms in the several counties." 

A message from the Governor by Mr. Hugh H. Maxwell. 

"Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the Governor to inform this House that 
he has approved and signed an enrolled bill entitled, "An act concerning 
proceedings in civil cases." And then he withdrew. 

Ordered that the clerk acquaint the Council therewith. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary. 

"Mr. Speaker: The Governor has informed the Council that he has ap- 
proved and signed the enrolled bills with the following titles: "An act vest- 
ing the Judges of the General Court with Chancery powers," and "An act 
regulating the Courts of Common Pleas and fixing the time of holding terms in 
the several counties." The Council have passed the bill entitled, 'An act 
concerning the General Court' with amendments to which they request the 
concurrence of this House," and then he withdrew. 

On motion of Mr Oglesby and seconded, ordered that the bill authorizing 
the appointment of County Commissioners be committed to a committee of 
the whole House on Monday next. 

The House then proceeded to consider the amendments of the Council to 
the bill entitled, "An act concerning the General Court," and the same being 
taken up was read as follows : Amend the second section by striking out the 
words "hold" and "sessions" and insert the word "two" in place thereof. 

Strike out the words "fourth Mondays in April, August, and December" 
in the second section and .insert the words "first Mondays of May and No- 
vember" in lieu thereof. 

In place of the fifth section, put the following: 

"SEC. 5. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That hereafter 
there shall be no appeal or writ of error or any proceedings in the nature of 
either to the General Court from any court in this Territory upon any matter 
of fact, but in future the General Court shall take cognizance of mat- 
ters of law only, by writ of error or appeal, neither of which shall issue 
in any case whatever until after final judgment in the Court of Common 
Pleas, and in no case shall there be any appeal from the judgment of a Jus- 
tice of the Peace but that all appeals from the judgment of Justices of the 
Peace shall be final in the Courts of Common Pleas." 

In place of the seventh section put the following: 

"SEC. 7. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That so much 
of the law of the Indiana Territory establishing Circuit Courts be and the 
same is hereby repealed." 

And on the question being taken on concurring with the said amendments 
it was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, that the Clerk inform the Council thereof. And then the House 
adjourned unntil Monday morning next at 10 o'clock. 



MONDAY,' DECEMBER 25th, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

The Speaker not being present, Mr. Wilson was chosen Speaker pro. tern. 

Mr. Short asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to amend an act 
entitled "An act to establish and regulate ferries," which was received and 
read the first time and ordered to be read the second time today. 



The Speaker having now attended, resumed his chair. 

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Governor covering a 
letter from the Governor of the State of Kentucky, which was read as fol- 
lows: 

KASKASKIA, December 21st, 1812. 

To the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Illinois Ter- 
ritory 
(See copy in Council.) 

Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill for the appropria- 
tion of money, which was received and read the first time and ordered to be 
read a second time today. 

Mr. Wilson then moved the following resolution: 

"Resolved, by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives, that 
it is a duty which this Legislature owes to their constituents to have all the 
laws of a general nature now in force in the Territory, printed and dis- 
tributed for the information of the people at large. And, whereas, there is 
reason to believe that His Excellency, Governor Edwards, would undertake 
to point put those laws so that they might be printed with least expense to 
the public, and that he would superintend and contract for the printing of the 
same; therefore, be it resolved, that a joint committee be appointed from 
both Houses to confer with the Governor on the subject and inform the Leg- 
islature of the result thereof." 

And on the question being put on agreeing to the said resolution, it passed 
in the affirmative. 

Ordered that Mr. Wilson be appointed on the part of this House as a com- 
mittee pursuant to said resolution, and that the Clerk carry the said resolu- 
tion to the Council and request their concurrence. 

A message from the Council, by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Governor has returned to the Council the enrolled 
bill entitled 'An act supplemental to the act entitled "An act regulating the 
practice in the General Court and Courts of Common Pleas and for other pur- 
poses," ' together with reasons of disapprobation;" and then he withdrew. 

The said reasons of disapprobation were then taken up and read as fol- 
lows: 

"To the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of Illinois Ter- 
ritory: 

"I return to the Legislature a bill entitled, 'An act supplemental to "An 
act regulating the practice of the General Court and Courts of Common 
Pleas," ' the second section of which appears to be liable to several serious 
objections. 

"The whole system which has hitherto governed pleadings is entirely pros- 
trated without any sufficient substitute. In lieu of the former rules, it 
enacts that rules and regulations shall be prescribed by the several courts to 
bring causes to issue, whereby the rule in one court may be entirely different 
from that of another in cases precisely analogous and the decisions may be- 
come unstable and fluctuating, producing that uncertainty which hitherto has 
been the reproach of the law. But more especially the above mentioned sec- 
tion would, if carried into operation, prevent any execution from being 
issued or returned, a conssquence which I presume must have been over- 
looked by the Legislature. 

NINIAN EDWARDS. 
December 21st, 1812." 

Mr. Wilson moved the following resolution, to-wit: 

"Resolved, by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives, that a 
copy of the petition of this Legislature to the President of the United States on 
the subject of the affairs of this Territory, be transmitted to our delegate in Con- 
gress with a request that he will use his best exertions to promote the object of 
said petition with Congress and with the President of the United States." 

8 T. R. 



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And on taking the question on agreeing to the said resolution , it passed in 
the affirmative. 

Ordered, that the Clerk carry the same to the Council and request their 
concurrence. 

Mr. Short asked and obtained leave to present a petition from Peggy 
Wright, widow of Captain Tolover Wright, deceased, praying that the Leg- 
islature may request the General G9vernment to allow the petitioner and her 
family, consisting of nine infant children, a donation of land or a pension for 
their maintenance, in consequence of her said husband having died of a 
wound which he received in public service under the command of Governor 
Edwards in his late expedition to the head of Peoria's lake. Which being 
received and read, Mr. Short offered the following resolution, which was 
unanimously concurred in: 

"Resolved, by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives, that 
the Governor of the Territory be requested to forward the petition of Mrs. 
Peggy Wright to our delegate in Congress with a request to him to endeavor 
to procure relief of Congress according to the prayer of this petion." 

Ordered, that the Clerk carry the said petition and resolution to the Council 
and request their concurrence. 

On motion of Mr. Jones, and seconded, 

"Resolved, that this House will now reconsider the enrolled bill entitled, 
'An act supplemental to the act regulating the practice in the General Court 
and Courts of Common Pleas and for other purposes." ' 

The House then proceeded to reconsider the said enrolled bill. 

"Resolved, that the second section of the said bill be stricken out and that 
the same be carried to the Legislative Council with a request that they con- 
cur therein." 

Ordered, that the Clerk carry the same to the Council and desire their con- 
currence. 

A message from the Governor, by Mr. Maxwell: 

"Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the Governor to lay before the Legis- 
lature a message in writing;" and then he withdrew. 

The said written message was then taken up and read as follows: 

"Kaskaskia, Dec. 21, 1812. 

"To the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Illinois Ter- 
ritory : 

"Last night I had the honor to receive a letter from the Honorable Wm. 
Eustis, Secretary [of] War, dated October 24th, 1812, in which he states that 
Lieutenant Whitlock, the district paymaster, has funds and instructions for 
paying the Rangers and Militia. This letter is in answer to one 1 had 
written on the subject, and I now communicate it for the information of 
yourselves and your constituents." 

Mr. Wilson, who had forgotten to bring with him, from home, at the com- 
mencement of the session [his certificate of election] now presented his 
certificate thereof, which was found to be in due form. 

A message from the Council, by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have passed the bill entitled, 'An act regu- 
lating elections,' with amendments to which they request the concurrence 
of this House." 

The House according to order resolved itself into [a] committee of the 
whole on the bill concerning the appointment of county commissioners, and 
after sometime spent therein the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Jones 
reported that the committee had gone through the said bill with amendments. 

Ordered, that the said bill, with amendments, be engrosed and read a third 
time tomorrow. 

The House then adjourned until half after 4 o'clock this afternoon. At 
half after four o'clock a quorum of members not attending, the House was 
adjourned until tomorrow morning 10 o'clock. 



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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22ND, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

The bill for the appropriation of money was read the second time and 
ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on tomorrow. 

The bill to amend the [act] entitled, "An act regulating Ferries," was read 
the second time and ordered to be read the third time tomorrow. 

The House then proceeded to consider the amendments of the Council to 
the bill Regulating Elections, and the same being read, it was, 

Resolved that the House do concur in the said amendments. 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary. 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have concurred in the resolutions from this 
House relative to instructing our Delegate in Congress to procure a law to 
give settlers the right of locating unlocated claims on their improvements, 
cec. They have reconsidered the 7tb section of the bill entitled, 'An act for 
levying and collecting a tax on land,' and have resolved to strike out the 
words 'suffer the pains or penalties of perjury and' They have also recon- 
sidered the 5th section of the bill entitled, 'An act concerning the General 
Courts,' and have resolved to add the word 'Certioraris' in the first line of the 
said 5th section to which reconsiderations and amendments they desire the 
concurrence of this House," and then he withdrew. 

The House then proceeded to consider the said amendments of the Council, 
and on the question being put on agreeing to the amendments in the first 
said bill it was resolved in the affirmative. 

The Speaker asked and obtained leave of absence for an hour and Mr. 
Short was chosen Speaker protem. 

The question was then put on agreeing to the second bill and it was re- 
solved in the affirmative. 

The yeas and nays being demanded by the House. Those who voted in 
the affirmative are, John Gramnier, William Jones, Philip Trammell, and 
Alexander Wilson. [Yeas] 4. 

And those who voted in the negative are, Joshua Oglesby. [Nay] 1. 

So the said amendments were concurred in. 

Ordered that the clerk acquaint the Council therewith. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have passed the bill entitled, 'An act con- 
cerning frauds,' with amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of 
this House. They have also passed the bill to amend the act entitled, 'An 
act regulating grist mills and millers and for other purposes. ' ' 

"They have also concurred with this House in the resolution requesting the 
Governor to transmit the petition of Peggy Wright to our Delegate in Con- 
gress," and then he withdrew. 

Mr. Trammell asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill concerning juries, 
which was received and read the first time and ordered to be read a second 
time today. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have concurred in the resolution from this 
House respecting the printing of the laws and have appointed Mr. Biggs on 
their part a committee of cont'errence pursuant to said resolution." 

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee of Enrollments, reported that the commit- 
tee have compared the following enrolled with the engrossed bills and found 
them truly enrolled, to-wit: "An act for levying and collecting a tax on 
land," "An act concerning the General Court," and "An act for the relief 
of Benjamin Stephenson." 

Mr. Speaker then signed the said enrolled bills. 



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Ordered that the clerk carry the same to the Council. 

Mr. Oglesby asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill concerning fines 
and forfeitures which was received and read the first time and orderea to be 
read a second time tomorrow. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have passed the bill entitled, 'An act fixing 
the places of holding Courts in the several counties,' with amendments to 
which they desire the concurrence of this House," and then he withdrew. 

The House then proceeded to consider the said amendments, and the same 
beeing taken up were read as follows: "In the 28th line of the 3d section, 
after the word 'place,' insert the following: '1st. Except Johnson [county] 
which said Commissioners shall be bound to find the centre of said county as 
near as possible and not extend more than three miles from said center for 
situation.' '2nd. and for the county of St. Clair as near the center as maybe 
consistent to the population of the inhabitants thereof.' ' 

Mr. Grammar offered the following amendment which was agreed to, to-wit: 
"Add to the end of the first amendment the following: "Provided that an 
eligible situation for a county seat can be found within the distance aforesaid, 
if not, then the nearest eligible place to the center as ascertained.' ' 

And on the question being put on agreeing to the said amendments, as 
amended, it was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered that the Clerk inform the Council thereof and desire their concur- 
rence. 

The bill concerning Jurors was read the second time and ordered to be en- 
grossed and read a third time tomorrow. 

And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning 9 o'clock. 
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23o, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

The Bill to amend an act entitled "An act to establish and regulate Fer- 
ries," was read the third time. 

Resolved, that the said Bill do pass and that the title be, "An act to amend 
an act entitled 'An act to establish and regulate Ferries. ' ' 

Ordered that the clerk carry the sd. Bill to the Council and desire their con- 
currence. 

The House then proceeded to consider the amendments of the Council to 
the Bill entitled "An act concerning frauds," to-wit: "Strike out the 5th 
section and add to the llth line of the 3d. section the words, 'To the best of 
their knowledge.' ' 

And on the question being put on concurring with the Council to the said 
amendments it was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof. 

The Bill concerning fines and forfeitures was read a second time and ord- 
ered to be read a third time today. 

The Bill concerning Juries was read a third time. 

Resolved that the said Bill do pass and that the title be, "An act concern- 
ing Juries." 

Ordered that the clerk do carry the said Bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 

Mr. Wilson from the joint committee appointed to confer with the Governor 
pursuant to the resolution of both Houses, on Monday last, relative to print- 
ing the laws reported that the Committee have, according to order, performed 
that service and received for answer from the Governor that it would give 
him pleasure to serve the Legislature and the Territory in any manner in his 
power. That he will if possible execute their wishes in relation to the subject 
of the resolution of the Legislature, provided nothing more eligible occurs to 
the Legislature. 



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A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas their Sec't'y. 

"Mr. Speaker. The Council disagree to the amendment of this House to 
the amendment of the Council to the Bill entitled, 'An act fixing the place of 
holding Courts in the several Counties,' " and then he withdrew. 

A message from the Legislative Council by Mr. Thomas their Secretary. 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have passed the Bill entitled 'An act concerning 
Juries,' " and then he withdrew. 

Mr. Oglesby asked and obtained leave to bring in a Bill "concerning the 
Ancient records in this Territory," which was reed, and read the first time 
and ordered to be read a second time today. 

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a com- 
mittee of the whole on the Bill for the appropriation of money and after some 
time spent therein the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Jones reported 
that the Committee have had the said Bill under their consideration and made 
sundry amendments thereto which he delivered in at the clerk's table where 
the same were read and concurred in by the House. 

The said Bill was then read the third time. 

Resolved that the said Bill do pass and that the title be, "An act making 
appropriation of money for the ensuing year and for other purposes." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said Bill to the Legislative Council and 
desire their concurrence. 

A message from the Governor by Mr. Hugh H. Maxwell: 

"Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the Governor to inform this House that 
he has approved and signed an act entitled, 'An act for levying and collect- 
ing a tax on land,' also an act entitled 'An act for the reliet of Benjamin 
Stephenson'," and then he withdrew. 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their secretary : 

"Mr. Speaker: The council have passed the bill entitled, 'An act to amend 
the act to regulate and establish ferries', with amendments to which they de- 
sire the concurrence of this House;" and then he withdrew. 

The House then proceeded to consider the said amendments of the Council 
to the said bill and, the same being taken up and read, was, on the question 
being put, concurred in by the House. 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof. 

The House then proceeded to consider the amendments of the Council to 
the bill entitled, "An act to fix the place of holding courts in the several 
counties," and on the question being put on receeding from the amendment 
made by this House to the amendments of the Council it was resolved in the 
affirmative. The question was then put on agreeing to the amendments of 
the Council, and resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof. 

Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill concerning seals to 
process which was received and read the first time and ordered to be read a 
second time today. 

The bill authorizing the appointment of county commissioners was, after 
being considerably amended and engrossed, read a third time. 

Resolved that the said bill do pass and that the title be, "An act authoriz- 
ing the appointment of county commissioners and for other purposes." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their secretary: 

44 Mr. Speaker: The Council have disagreed to reconsider the enrolled 
bill entitled, 'An act supplemental to an act entitled, An act regulating the 



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practice in the general court and courts of common pleas and for other pur- 
poses,' and have passed a bill with the same title to which they desire the 
concurrence of this House;" and thfcn he withdrew. 

Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to repeal the act en- 
titled, "An act to prevent unlawful gaming," which was received and read 
the first time and ordered to be read the second time tomorrow. 

The bill from the Council entitled, "An act supplemental to an act entitled, 
*an act regulating the practice in the general court and courts of common 
pleas, and for other purposes," was read the first time and ordered to be read 
a second time tomorrow. 

The bill concerning the "ancient records in this territory was read the sec- 
ond time and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time tomorrow. 

The bill concerning fines and forfeitures was read the third time. 

Resolved that the said bill do pass and that the title be, "An act concern- 
ing fines and forfeitures." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 

The bill concerning seals to process was read the second time, and ordered 
to be read a third time tomorrow. 

Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to present a memorial and sundry 
resolutions to our delegate in Congress, which was received and read the first 
time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a second time tomorrow. 

And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning, 10 o'clock. 



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill for printing the 
laws of this Territory, which was received and read the first time and ordered 
to be read a second time today. 

The bill to repeal the act entitled, "An act to prevent unlawful gaming," 
was read the second time and ordered to be read the third time today. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have passed the bill entitled, 'An act con- 
cerning fines and forfeitures'," and then he withdrew. 

The bill entitled, "An act supplemental to an act to regulate the practice 
in the general court and courts of common pleas and for other purposes," 
was read the second time and ordered to be read a third time today. 

On motion of Mr. Trammell and seconded. 

Resolved that the bill for the safe keeping of the ancient records and papers 
in this Territory be committed to a committee of the whole House on this 
day. 

The bill concerning seals to law process was read the third time. 

Resolved that the said bill do pass and that the title be, "An act concern- 
ing seals to law process." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 

The House proceeded to consider the following address and Resolutions 
which was read as follows, to- wit: 

"Whereas the sale of public lands will ere long be directed by the Presi- 
dent of the United States, and 

"Whereas the Legislature of this Territory will avail itself of its legitimate 
right of taxing all lands sold, unless a composition is entered into by this 



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Territory and the United States, relative thereto, and which in time may 
place the people of the Illinois Territory on a similar footing with the people 
of their sister Territory (now the State of Ohio.) 

"By the act of Congress of the 30th of April, 1802, it will be seen that propo- 
sitions were made to the people of the State of Ohio which induced the Con- 
vention to waive the right of the state to tax any land sold by the United 
States for five years from and after the day of sale; on condition (among 
others) that one township of land including the Saline on the Sciota river 
and two sections including the Saline of the Muskingum should be conveyed 
to and become the property of the State. 

"And Whereas, this Territory has and will have similar equivalent to offer 
to the General Government for the fee of one township, including the Saline 
on the Saline creek, in this Territory. Therefore, be it 

"Resolved by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives, that 
the Legislature of this Territory in behalf of the people of the said Territory 
will on their part conform to and be bound by propositions similar to those 
contained in the aforesaid act; and which said propositions when acceeded 
to shall be taken and held as a compact irrevocable between the United 
States and the people of this Territory. 

"Resolved that our Delegate to Congress be requested to procure a resolu- 
tion declaratory of the intention of Congress on this subject, and that he use 
his exertions to obtain concessions similar in all respects to those contained 
in the act of Congress within mentioned. 

"Resolved that our said Delegate endeavor to procure instructions from 
the Secretary of the Treasury authorizing the designation of the College 
township, reserved to the people of this Territory, by the ordinance and act 
of 1804. 

"And Whereas labor in this Territory is abundant and laborers, at this 
time extremely scarce, so much so that the lessees, or others, engaged in 
making salt at the Saline near Shawneetown, can progress only on a small 
scale. 

"Resolved, therefore, that our Delegate be requested to use his exertions 
to procure a law authorizing the introduction of Negroes into the reserved 
tract called the Saline on the Saline creek, from the State of Kentucky, or 
elsewhere, to be employed within the said tract for any term not exceeding 
three years, at the expiration of which said term, the master of such Negroes 
shall be at liberty to re-conduct the said Negro slave or slaves to any state or 
territory where slavery is tolerated, any act to the contrary notwithstanding. 

"And if the foregoing be not granted, be it 

"Resolved that our Delegate in Congress use his best endeavors to obtain 
an appropriation from the General Government to open a road from Shaw- 
neetown on the Ohio river to the Saline and from thence, the most direct 
way, to Kaskaskia, and that some suitable person be appointed to superin- 
tend the opening of the said road. 

"Resolved, that the foregoing resolutions be signed by the Speaker of the 
House of Representatives and the President of the Legislative Council and be 
by them transmitted to our Delegate in Congress. 

"And on the question being put on agreeing to the said Resolutions it was 
resolved in the affirmative." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the same to the Council and desire their con- 
currence. 

The House according to the order of the day Resolved itself into [a] com- 
mittee of the whole on the bill for the safe keeping of the ancient records in 
this Territory and after some time spent therein the Speaker resumed the 
chair, and Mr. Jones reported that the committee of the whole have had the 
said bill under their consideration and had agreed to some amendments there- 
in. And on the question being put, on agreeing thereto, it passed in the 
affirmative and the said bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third 
time to-day. 



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The bill for printing 1 the laws was read a second time and ordered to be 
committed to a Committee of the Whole on this day. 

The House then accordingly resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole 
on the said bill, and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the 
chair and Mr. Jones reported the bill without amendments. 

Ordered that the said bill be engrossed and read a third time today. 

The bill to repeal the act to prevent unlawful gaming was read a third time. 

Resolved that the said bill do pass and that the title be, "An act to repeal 
the act to prevent unlawful gaming." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 

The bill entitled, "An act supplemental to an act entitled 'an act regulating 
the practice in the General Court and Courts of Common Pleas amd for other 
purposes, '" was read the third time. 

Resolved that the said bill do pass. 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof. 

The bill for the safe keeping of the ancient records was read the third 
time. 

Resolved that the said bill do pass and that the title be, "An act for the 
safe keeping of the ancient records in this Territory." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have passed the bill entitled, 'An act author- 
izing the appointment of County Commissioners and for other purposes,' 
with amendments to which they desire the concurrence of this House," and 
then he withdrew. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have concurred with this House in the memo- 
rial and resolutions to our Delegate in Congress," and then he withdrew. 

On motion of Mr. Wilson and seconded, 

Resolved, that the journals of the Legislature of the Illinois Territory for 
the year 1812 be deposited with the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of 
Randolph county for safe keeping. 

The House then proceeded to consider the amendments of the Council to 
the bill entitled, "An act authorizing the appointment of County Commis- 
sioners," and the same being read was, on the question being put thereon, 
concurred in. 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have passed the bill entitled, 'An act tore- 
peal the act to prevent unlawful gaming;' and the bill entitled, 'An act for 
the safe keeping of the ancient records and papers in this Territory.' They 
have also passed the bill entitled, 'An act for the appropriation of money for 
the ensuing year and for other purposes,' with amendments to which they 
desire the concurrence of this House," and then he withdrew. 

The House then proceeded to consider the said amendments to the said 
bill, and the same being taken up, was read as follows: "1st. Strike out the 
words 'three dollars' m the first and second sums allowed to members of the 
Legislative Council and House of Representatives and insert two dollars in 
lieu thereof.' "2d. Strike out 'four dollars for the Secretary of the Legisla- 
tive Council and House of Representatives' and insert 'three dollars' in lieu 
thereof. "3d. Strike out 'three dollars* for the enrolling and engrossing 
clerk to both Houses and 'three dollars' to the doorkeeper to both Houses 
and insert 'two dollars' in lieu thereof." 



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And on the question being put on agreeing to the said amendments it was 
resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof. 

Mr. Trammell asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill supplemental to 
the several laws concerning the Militia which was received and read the first 
and second time and ordered to be read a third time today. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas their Sec't'y: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have passed the Bill entitled, 'An act con- 
cerning seals to law process,' " and then he withdrew. 

Mr. Wilson from the Committee of Enrollments reported that the Commit- 
tee have compared the enrolled bills, with the following titles, with the en- 
grossed copies and find them truly enrolled to-wit: "An act concerning 
frauds," "An act to amend an act entitled, 'An act regulating Grist Mills 
and Millers and for other purposes.' ' "An act to fix the places of holding 
Courts in the several counties," and "An act concerning Jurors." 

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled Bills. 

Ordered that the clerk carry the same to the Council. 

The Bill for printing the laws was read the third time. 

Resolved that the said Bill do pass and that the title be, "An act for print- 
ing the laws of this Territory." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said Bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 

The Bill supplemental to the several laws concerning the Militia was read 
the third time. 

Resolved that the said Bill do pass and that the title be, "An act supple- 
mental to the several laws concerning the Militia." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said Bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 

And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning 10 o'clock. 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25TH, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

Mr. Wilson from the Committee of Enrolled Bills reported that the Com- 
mittee have presented to the Governor sundry enrolled Bills for his approba- 
tion with the following titles, to-wit: "An act to amend 'An act regulating 
Grist Mills and Millers and for other purposes.'' "An act concerning 
frauds." "An act concerning Jurors," and "An act to fix the places of 
holding Courts in the several Counties." 

A message from the Governor by Mr. Maxwell. 

"Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the Governor to inform this House that 
he has approved and signed sundry enrolled bills with the following titles, to- 
wit: 'An act to amend an act regulating grist mills and millers and for 
other purposes', 'An act concerning frauds', 'An act concerning jurors', and 
'An act to fix the place of holding courts in the several counties'," and then 
he withdrew. 

Mr. Wilson asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill fixing the salaries of 
certain public officers for one year, which was received and read the first 
time and ordered to be read a second time today. 

On motion of Mr. Trammell, 

The bill was read a second time, and ordered to be committed to a commit- 
tee of the whole house on this day. 

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on said bill 
and after some time spent therein the committee rose and Mr. Speaker re- 
sumed the chair, and Mr. Short reported that the committee have had the said 
bill under their consideration and have filled the blanks therein. 



122 

And on the question being put on agreeing to the report of the committee 
it passed in the affirmative 

On motion and seconded, 

The rule of the House being dispensed with the said bill was then read the 
third time. 

Resolved that the said bill do pass and that the title be, "An act fixing the 
salaries of certain public officers for one year." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 

Mr. Wilson moved the following resolution: 

Resolved, that so much of the resolution that deposits the journals of the 
Legislature of the Illinois Territory with the clerk of the court of common 
pleas of Randolph county shall be dissolved (?) and that they be deposited 
with the Secretary of the Territory to be by him safely kept. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Sec't'y : 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have passed the bills with the following titles, 
to-wit: 'An act supplemental to the several laws concerning the Militia, 
'An act for printing the laws,' and 'An act fixing the salaries of certain offi- 
cers and for other purposes 7 ," and then he withdrew. 

Mr. Wilson then offered the following resolution, which was concurred in: 

Resolved that a joint committee be appointed by the Legislative Council 
and House of Representatives to wait on the Governor of this Territory and 
inform him that the Legislature have now finished the business now before 
them, and if consistent with his views that they are desirous to adjourn until 
the second Monday in November next, and that if he has any further com- 
munications to make to the Legislature at the present session that he will be 
pleased to make the same as early as possible. 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said resolution to the Council and desire 
[their] concurrence. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Sec't'y; 

"Mr. Speaker: The Legislative Council have concurred in the resolution 
for adjournment and have appointed Mr. Talbott, on their part, to join such 
Com. on the part of this house to wait on the Governor." 

Ordered that Mr. Oglesby be appointed on the part of this house, to join 
the member appointed by the Council, and wait on the Gov. pursuant to said 
resolution. 

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee of Enrolled Bills, reported that the com- 
mittee have examined and compared the enrolled bills with the engrossed 
with the following titles, to-wit: "An act authorizing the appointment of 
county commissioners and for other purposes," and "An act regulating elec- 
tions" and also certain resolutions with memorials to our delegate in Con- 
gress. 

Mr. Speaker then signed the said bills and resolutions. 
Ordered that the clerk then carry the said bills to the Council. 

Mr. Wilson reported that the committee have presented to the Gov. for his 
approbation the last mentioned bills. 

A message from the Governor by Mr. Maxwell: 

"Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the Gov. to inform this House that he has 
approved and signed two enrolled bills with the following titles, to-wit: 'An 
act authorizing the appointment of county commissioners and for other pur- 
poses,' and 'An act regulating elections;' " and then he withdrew. 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof. 

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee of Enrolled Bills, reported the following 
truly enrolled, to wit: "An act fixing the salaries of certain public officers 
for one year," "An act supplemental to the several laws concerning: the 
militia,'"' "An act supplemental to an act regulating: the practice in the Gen- 



eral Court and Courts of Common Pleas, and for other purposes," "An act 
to establish and regulate ferries," "An act concerning fines and forfeitures," 
"An act for the removal and safe keeping of the ancient records and papers 
in this Territory'" "An act concerning the General Court," and "An act to 
repeal an act to prevent unlawful gaming." 

Mr. Speaker then signed the said enrolled bills. 

Ordered that the clerk carry the same to the Council. 

And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning, 9 o'clock. 



SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26th, 1812. 

The House of Representatives met. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Sec't'y: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have passed a bill entitled, 'An act to repeal 
part of an act entitled, An act regulating the fees of certain officers,' ' and 
also 'An act supplemental to an act entitled, An act to fix the places of hold- 
ing courts in the several counties,' to which they desire the concurrence of 
this House," and then he withdrew. 

The House then proceeded to consider the said bill entitled, "An act to re- 
peal part of an act entitled, 'An act regulating the fees of certain officers,' ' 
and the same being taken up and read the first time. The question was then 
put, "Shall the bill be read a second time?" it was resolved in the negative. 

So the bill was rejected. 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof. 

The bill entitled "An act supplemental to an act to fix the places of hold- 
ing courts in the several counties," was read the first time, and the rule of 
the House being dispensed with the said bill was read a second and a third 
time. 

Resolved that the bill do pass. 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof. 

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee of Enrolled bills reported that the Com- 
mittee have presented to the Governor for his approbation the following 
bills, to- wit: "An act supplemental to the several laws concerning the 
militia," "An act supplemental to an act regulating the practice in the Gen- 
eral Court and Courts of Common Pleas and for other purposes," "An act to 
amend an act entitled, 'An act to establish and regulate ferries,' ' "An act 
concerning fines and forfeitures," "An act for the removal and safe keeping 
of the ancient records and papers in this Territory," "An act concerning the 
General Court," "An act to repeal an act to prevent unlawful gaming." 

Mr. Wilson also reported that the Committee have compared the engrossed 
with the enrolled bills entitled, "An act making appropriations of money for 
the ensuing year," and "An act for printing the laws of this Territory," and 
found the same truly enrolled. 

Ord. clerk carry sd. bills to the council. 
A message from the Gov. by Mr. Maxwell : 

"Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the Governor to inform this House that 
he has approved several enrolled bills with the following titles, to-wit: 'An 
act entitled, an act to establish and regulate ferries,' 'An act supplemental 
to the several laws concerning the militia,' 'An act supplemental to an act 
regulating the practice in the General Court and Courts of Common Pleas and 
for other purposes,' 'An act for the removal and safe keeping of the ancient 
records and papers in this Territory,' 'An act concerning the General Court,' 
'An act concerning fines and forfeitures.' 'An act to repeal an act to prevent 
unlawful gaming'," and then he withdrew. 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council. 



124 

Mr. Trammell asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill to amend the 
Militia law of this Territory which was reed, and read the first time, and the 
rules of the House being dispensed with the said bill was read a second and a 
third time. 

Resolved that the said bill do pass and that the title be, "An act to amend 
the Militia law of this Territory." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 

Mr. Trammell asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill concerning the 
clerks' fees in the Court of Chancery and .for other purposes which was reed, 
and read the first time and the rule of the House being dispensed with the 
said bill was read a second and a third time. 

Resolved that the said bill do pass and that the title be, "An act concern- 
ing the clerk's fees in the Court of Chancery and for other purposes." 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 

Mr. Trammell asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill supplemental to an 
act entitled, "An act concerning the General Court," which was received and 
read the first time and the rule of the House being dispensed with the said 
bill was read the second and a third time. 

Resolved that the said bill do pass and that the title be, "An act supple- 
mental to the act entitled, 'an act concerning the General Court.' ' 

Ordered that the clerk carry the said bill to the Council and desire their 
concurrence. 

A message from the Council by Mr. Thomas, their Secretary: 

"Mr. Speaker: The Council have passed the following bills to- wit: "An 
act concerning the clerk's fees in the Court of Chancery and for other pur- 
poses," "An act supplemental to the act entitled, 'An act concerning the 
General Court,' " "An act to amend the Militia law of this Territory," and 
then he withdrew. 

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee of Enrollments, reported that they have 
compared the following enrolled bills with the engrossed and find them truly 
enrolled, to- wit: "An act supplemental to an act entitled, 'An act to fix the 
places of Courts in the several Counties,' " "An act supplemental to the act 
entitled 'An act concerning the General Court,' " "An act concerning the 
clerk's fees in the Court of Chancery and for other purposes," "An act to 
amend the Militia law in this Territory." 

Mr. Speaker then signed said bills. 

Ordered, that the clerk carry the same to the Council. 

Mr. Wilson, from the Committee of Enrollments, reported that the commit- 
tee have presented to the Governor for his approbation sundry enrolled bills 
with the folio wing titles, to-wit: ,'An act to amend the Militia law of this 
Territory," "An act making appropriation of money for the ensuing year," 
"An act for printing the laws of this Territory," "An act supplemental to the 
act entitled, 'An act to fix the place of holding Courts in the several coun- 
ties,'"" n act supplemental to an act entitled, 'An act concerning the 
General Court,' " "An act concerning the clerk's fees in the Court of Chan- 
cery and for other purposes," "An act fixing the salaries of certain public 
officers for one year." 

A message from the Governor, by Mr. Maxwell. 

"Mr. Speaker. I am directed by the Governor to inform this House that 
he has approved and signed sundry enrolled bills with the following titles, to- 
wit: "An act fixing the salaries of certain public officers for one year," 
"An act supplemental to an act entitled, 'A.n act concerning the general 
court,' ' "An act supplemental to an act entitled, 'An act to fix the place of 
holding courts in the several counties,' " "An act for printing the Jaws of this 
Territory," "An act making appropriations of money for the ensuing year 



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and for other purposes," "An act to amend the militia law of this Terri- 
tory," "An act concerning the clerk's fees in the court of chancery and for 
other purposes." 

Ordered that the clerk inform the Council thereof. 

The Legislature having now finished the business before them, on motion, 
it was resolved that the Gove'rnor be informed thereof. 

The members of the Legislative Council accompanied by their President 
and the members of the House of Representatives, accompanied by their 
Speaker, being assembled in the chamber of the House of Representatives, 
the Governor of the Territory in person then prorogued the Legislature in 
the following words: 

"Gentlemen of the Legislative Council and 
Gentlemen of the House of Representatives: 

By virtue of the powers vested in the Governor of this Territory I do now 
prorogue the Legislature till the second Monday in November next. 

[Signed.] NINIAN EDWARDS. 

Attest: WM. C. GREENUP, Clerk H. R. 
December 26th, 1812." 



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INDEX TO TERRITORIAL RECORD. 



Page. 

CIRCUIT JUDGES APPOINTED IN ILLINOIS 
TERRITORY, Ibl8. 



Cook. Daniel P.. 
Hardin. Jeptha. 
Kane, Elias K... 
McLean. John... 
Mears. William. 
Warnock, John. 



COUNTY JUDGES APPOINTED IN ILLINOIS 
TERRITORY. 1809-1818. 

Amos. Abraham 40 

Anderson, David 35,39 

Barney. William 35,39 

Biggs, William 35,39 

Bradshaw. John 41 

Cadwell, George 35,39 

Cairnes. Caldwell 35. 39 

Caldwell, John <9 

Craig. Thomas E 35,39 

Crawford. John 54 

Davenport, Marmaduke S 45 

Davis, Nathan 40 

Ewing, John 54 

Ferguson, Hamlet 35,49 

Ferguson, Thomas 40 

Fisher. George 35,39 

Frazer, Robert 45 

Fuller. Marvin 39 

Griggs, Jesse 35,40 

Guard. Seth 35.39 

Hargrave, Willis 39 

Harrison, Isham 54 

Hogg, Stephen 43 

Hull. James 40 

Jones. Martin 46 

Jones. William 45 

Judy. Samuel 39 

Kirkpatrick. Thomas 35, 39, *6 

Lacy, Robert 40 

Lee. Benoni 40 

Lemon, James, Sr 89 

Lofton, John G 35 

McFerron.John 35-39 

Mclntosh. John 35,39 

McRoberts. James 43 

Marshall. John 37,39 

Marshall. Samuel 51 

Moore. Risdon 39 

Murray, J ohn B 35 

Murry, John B 39 

Oldham, Henrv 51 

Palmer, Joseph 45 

Powers. John 46 

Pumroy, Joseph 39 

Sloeumb.John C 35.39 

Taylor. David S 49 

Thomas. John 35. 39 

Todd, Thomas 39 

Watt*, Benjamin 41 

Weaver. James 39 

White, Leonard 35,39 

-9 T. R. 



Page. 

JUDGES COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF ILLI- 
NOIS TERRITORY. 1809-1818. 

Anderson. David 27 

Biggs. William 17 

Cadwell, George 30 

Cairnes, Caldwell.. 
Campbell, John 
Craig, Thomas E.. 
Ferguson, Thomas 

Finney, James 

Fisher, George 

Fouke. Philip 

Grant, John _ . 

Greathouse. Gabriel 27 

Green, Nathaniel 27 

Griggs, Jesse 29 

Judy, Samuel 27 



Kirkpatrick. Thomas.. 

Lofton, John 9 

McFerron, John 

Menard. Peter 

Morrison, William.... 

Murray. John B 

Perry, John Francois. 

Rabb, William 

Rector, William 

Slocumb, John C 

Thomas, John 

Weaver, I. (J.?). 



29 
27 
18 
17 
17 
29 
17 
27 
17 
27 
17 

.. . 28 

White, Leonard 29 

Whiteside, Jacob 28 



JUSTICES OF THE PEACE APPOINTED BY THE 
GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS TERRITORY, 1809- 
1818. 

Alcorn, James 40 

Alexander. William 5 

Allen, Nisbett 61 

Allen. Rowland 60 

Anderson, David 5, 56, 60 

Anderson, John 29 

Arckney. John 61 

Arnett, Nathan 51 

Arundel, William 4 

Ashby, William R 45 

Badgley. David 4 

Baird. Robert 87 

Baker. George 54 

Bankson, James 4,56 

Barbeau. Jean Baptiste 5 

Barber. Alexander 36 

Barker, Lewis 22.30 

Barney. William.... 29.35.56 

Bates. Isaac D 44 

Bayers. John 41 

Beain. James 87 

Beard. Joseph 35 

Bennet. William 41 

Biggs. William 4,59 

Boilvan, Nicholas 38 

Boilvin. Nicholas 1 

Bond. Shadrack. Jr 14 



128 
Index Continued . 



Page. 

Boon. William 41 

Boran. b arleton 52 

Boring, Hosiah 42 

Boultinghouse, Daniel 4 

Bowles. John 58 

Bowman, John 37 

Boyes. Jacob A 4 

Bradsby. William H 30 

Bradfhaw. John 11,54 

Brazil. Robert 30 

Brown, Aaron Bur 60 

Brown. Francis 60 

Brown, George 44,54 

Brown, Hasey 54 

Brownfleld. Theron 38, 41 

Bryant. Prince 32,41 

Bull, John 49 

yers. J ohn 30 

ad wel i . George 9, 27, 56 

airnes. Cald well 4 

8 ampbell, Alexander 58 

ampbell. John 17 

Carnes. Caidwell 56 

Carraghan, John 59 

Carter, Shadrack, B. A 57 

Casey, Levi 46 

Chuffin, William 31,41 

Cheek, John 60 

Chenet, Antoine Z 43 

Chenett. Antoine Z 61 

Clark, Alexander 61 

Clark. James 46 

Clayton, Stephen 40 

Cochran James 54 

Cochran, James 58 

Cockran. Andrew 42 

Cohen, Thomas 58 

Collom. Edward N 57 

Compton. Levi 6 

Connar, Henry 31 

Connor, Benjamin F 46 

Converse, Daniel 46 

Cooper. Jesse 43 

Copeland, John 60 

Counts, David 56 

Covington. Edmond 39 

Cox Robert 32 

Coxe, Micajah 53 

Coxe. Thomas 57 

Craig. Hugh 60 

Craig. Thomas E 22 

Crawford, Samuel 59 

Creepwell, Walter 60 

Cullum, Edward N 42 

Cummings. Isaiah 53 

Damerell, John 42 

Damewood, John G 58 

Davenport, Otho 54 

Davidson, Thomas 24 

Davidson, Thomas G 27 

Davis, Joshua 37 

Davis, Nathan 56 

Davis. Thomas M 58 

Day, Henson 25 

Day. Ralph P 38 

Deschamps. Antoine 4 

Dillard. Joseph 61 

Drury, Ralph 38,43 

Duncan, -I oseph 60 

Duncan, Matthew i 36 

Eaton. Richard 60 

Eberman. Joseph 6,29,38 

Eckols. Jesse 54 

Edes, Matthew 31 

Edgar.John 8 

Edwards, Nicholas ....:.... 61 

Ekles, Jesse 33 

Ellpdge. Daniel 61 

Elliott, Robert 4,27 



Page. 

Ellis. William 5b 

Estes. James R 37 

Ferguson, Hamlet 6 

Ferguson, Thomas 6,28 

Field, Abner 53 

Fike, Abel 41 

Finlay, John 4 

Finney, James 37 

Fisher, George 56 

Fisher, Harry Munroe 4 

Fisher, James 56 

Fisk, Adam 1 52 

Fitch. Christy 50 

Ford, J ames 6 

Fouke, Philip 4 

Fox. James M 41 

Frazer, Robert 56 

Freyer, Robert 42 

Fuller, Marvin 17.36 

Fulton. James (Jabus) 33 

Fulton, James 53 

Funk. Jacob 18 

Gaston, Robert. 7 

Gilbreath. Robert 9 

Gilham, Samuel 55 

Gilham, Thomas 37 

Gilham, William 14.27 

Gill. James 44 

Graham. Richard 45 

Grammar, John 54 

Gray. William 60 

Grayson, John 49 

Greathouse. Gabriel 16 

Green, Nathaniel 6 

Green. Thomas 29 

Greene, Thomas 54 

Griffith, Thomas.. 28 

Griggs, Jesse 28,56 

Groething, John 

Grovenor, Parke 45 

Groves, John : 28 

Guard, Seth 35 

Hacker George 13,32 

Hall. James 56 

Hall. James. Jr 32 

Hardin, Jeptha 31 

Harleston. Paul 5 

Hargrave. Willis 56 

Harlston, Paul 49 

Harris, Jonathan 53 

Harris, Samuel 38,43 

Harris, Thompson : 

Harrison. I<*ham 54 

Hay, Daniel 45 

Hay, John 4 

Hay. Lowery 39 

Hay. Robert 6 

Hay, Samu"! 

Herring, Isaac 54 

flibbins. John 13 

Hickman. William 54 

Hi grains. Ran son 

Hotchkiss. Miles 55 

Houston. William 31 

Howard. John 48 

Hubbard, Peter 

Humphreys. Charles 28,45 

Hunsncker, Georee 54 

Hatchings, Kitz Edward 6' 

Jameson. Alexander 32,4 

Jarrot, Nicholas 

Johnson, John 

Johnson. Thomas 56, 

Jones. Michael 

Jones, William 

Judy, Samuel 

Keelough. David 

Kennedy. Samuel S 

Kennedy, Thomas 



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Page. 

Kieth.Abner 64 

Kincaid. George 44 

Kinkaid, George 56 

Kirkpatrick. John 46 

Kirkpatrick, Thomas 55 

Kitchell, Joseph 57 

Lafferty, Cornelius 

jLaraeson, William 37 

Langworthy, Kodolphus 56 

Lawrison. Thomas 37,41 

Leadbetter, Asa 49 

Lemen, James 4 

Lemmon. Robert 21 

Levena. Henry 5 

Lockhart, John 50 

Lockharr. William 48 

Lofton, John G 8 

Lurton. Jacob 55 

Lusk, George Vance 37 

Lusk. John T 45 

Lusk. Vance 41 

McCalla, John 53 

MeCrary.John 45 

McCreary, John 54 

McDonald. William 13 

McFatridge. William 44,54 

McFerron. John 11, 56 

McGaha. David 57 

McGee. Robert 61 

McHenry. Daniel: 27.39 

Mclntosh. John 35 

McKenney, John 34 

Me Ki nsey, George 45 

McMaLon. James, Sr t 27 

Me Roberts. -lames 5.40 

McR -berts, Thomas 56 

Maddux, Zach'ry 55 

Maneer. Benjamin < 42 

Maugham. John K 59 

Manville, Ira. Sr 60 

Marshal. John 33,56 

Marshal. Samuel 56 

Marshall, John 41 

Marshall. Samuel 50 

Martin. James 52 

Mathony. Charles R 21 

May. William L 53 

Meachum. Joseph 40 

Mick. Charles 42 

Mitchell. Peter 41 

Montgomery. William, Sr 17 

Moore. Enoch 4 

Moore. Francis 58 

Moore, J. Milton 51 

Moore. John 32 

Moore, Risdon 56 

Morgan. John H 60 

Morris, Irvin 42 

Morrison. William 8 

Moseley. Benjamin 5S 

Murry, John B 28 

Myers. Samuel 50 

Nash. William 21.28.30.39 

Newell, Samuel 52 

Noble, Henry 16 

Ogle. Jacob 34 

Oldham. Henry 31, 56 

Omelvaney, Samuel 7,28 

Omel veney. Samuel 40 

Padfteld, William 40 

Paterson, Thomas C 60 

Patterson. Thomas C 53 

Payne, John . 24 

Penn. Joseph 53 

Perkins. Isaac 54 

Perry. John F 11 

Phelps.John 11 

Phillips. Peter 45,61 

Piatt, Ebenezer 44 

Pierce, David 56 



Page. 

Piles, William 42.54 

Pomeroy, Joseph 56 

Porter. David 57 

Powers. John 55 

Price. Isaiah 46 

Prickett. Abraham 38,46 

Primm, John 40 

Pritchard, John 16.41 

Pyle. William 15 

Quick. Moses 52 

Radcliff. James 30 

Randolph, Thomas 39 

Rattan, Thomas 49,55 

Ray, James 60 

Reed. Hankerson 28 

Renn.John 30 

Richardson, James 60 

Richay. James 41 

Roberts, Levi 53 

Robinson. George 7 

Robinson. Hugh 59 

Robinson, John 40 

Rose. James. Esq 25 

Russell, J ohn 61 

Rutledge, Thomas 39. 58 

Sams. Rice 54 

Schultz. Adam 45 

Scott. J ehu 41 

Scott. Joseph 37,39 

Scott. Joshua 35, 42 

Scott. William 11 

Saxton. Jacob 49 

Shaw.JamfS 35,44.56 

Shaw, Smith 44.56 

Shearer, David 43 

Shipley. Robert 48 

Short. Moses.: 60 

Shultz.J R 61 

Shultz. John 47 

Shultz.JohnR 57 

Slack. Andrew 45 

Slocum. Samuel 53 

Slocumh. John 56 

Smith, Guy W 42 

Smith, John C 54 

Smith, John F 48 

Smith. William 35.37 

Smyth, William L 35 

Speed, William 37 

Spencer. Robert S 58 

Spencer, William 50 

Squires, Amos 32. 56 

Standly. Stephen 39 

Stenett, Thomas ' 36 

Stoveal. John B 45 

Street. Joseph M 27,40 

Swearensren. Daniel S 48 

Talbott, Benjamin 35 

Talbott. Thomas W 53 

Tannehill. James 43 

Taylor, David S 54 

Taylor. Jonathan 6 

Teter. Abram 21 

Thomas, John. Jr 11 

Thomas. Robert 53 

Thompson, Archibald 9 

Thompson, Moses 39 

Tiffin, Clayton 59 

Titsworth. jHmes 41 

Todd. Thomas 4,22 

Trousdale, Alexander 48 

Turman. Jacob 56 

Tuttle.Trueman 17 

Upton. Thomas 14 

Vnught. William C 46 

Vineyard, John 28 

Waddell. Alexander. 38 

Wakefleld. John A 60 

Wakefleld. William 36 

Walker. Henry .. 53 



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Index Continued. 



Paere. 

Watkina. Lewis 35 

Watts. Benjamin 56 

Watts. James 60 

Webb, Lazarus 61 

Weldon, John 39,54 

Wells. Lewis 61 

West. Hezekiah 30 

Whaley. James 40 

Wheeler, Erasmus 61 

Wheeler, William 45 

Whitaker, John 44 

White, David 4 

White, Isaac 6, 13 

White, James, Esq 25 

White, Leonard 13,27 

Whiteside, James A 41 

Whiteside.Uel(Nel) 31 

Widen. Raphael 31 

Wilkins. Andrew 53 

Will. Conrad 32,41 

Williams. John 41 

Willis, Jamea E 53 

Wills, Conrad 55 

Willson. Harrison 53 

Wilson, Alexander 16, 27 

Wilson. Thomas A 60 

Wilson. William 41 

Woods, Martin 53 

LAWS ENACTED BY THE GOVERNOR AND 
JUDOES OP ILLINOIS TER- 
RITORY, 1809-12. 

Act (an) in addition to an act repealing 

certain laws and parts of laws 7 

Act (a) repealing parts of certain acts. 14 
Adultery 

An act concerning fornication and 

adultery 13 

Advertisements, a law concerning 14 

Appropriations 

An act appropriating fines, amerce- 
ments, etc 10 

Cahokia. general court at, law altering 

timeof holding 20 

Cattle 

An act repealing so much of the law 
of the Territory regulating county 
levies as imposes a tax on meat 

cattle 17 

Claimants to land, an act concerning. . 18 
County levies- 
Act regulating: 10 

Act repealing part of the law regu- 
lating 17 

Clerks of county courts, an act concern- 
ing 12 

Courts- 
County courts, appeals to. from jus- 
tices of the peace 12,13 

County courts, an act concerning 10 
County courts, clerks of, an act con- 
cerning 12 

Courts of common pleas, an act con- 
cerning 7, 18 

General court, an act concerning 

fees in 10 

General court at Cahokia. law alter- 
ing the time of holding 20 

General courts, an act concerning. 10 

Grand jurors, law concerning 13 

Crimes and punishments, an act con- 
cerning 13 

Depositions, an act regulating the man- 
ner of taking 13 

Duelling, an act to suppress 14 

Pines, amercements, penalties, forfeit- 
ures and taxes imposed on law pro- 
cess, an act appropriating to the use 
of the Territorial government 10 



Page. 

Fornication and adultery, an act con- 
cerning 1 

Frauds and perjuries, a law to prevent. 10 

Gaming, a law to prevent 14 

Governor of Illinois Territory, an act 

concerning the powers of 18 

General court, an act concerning fees 

in ]0 

General court at Cahokia, a law alter- 
ing the time of holding' 20 

General courts, an act concerning 10 

Grand jurors, law concerning 13 

Immorality 

An act repealing part of the law en- 
titled, "A law for the prevention 

of vice and immorality." 1$ 

Indiana Territory 

A resolution signed by the Gov- 
ernor and two of the judges of 
Illinois Territory respecting the 

laws of Indiana Territory 7 

Jails (county) 

An act authorizing the guarding of 

county jails 10 

Justices of the peace, appeals to county 

courts from 12, 13 

Lands 

An act concerning occupying claim- 
ants of lands 18 

Militia- 

A law concerning (2) 19- 

Penalties 

An act appropriating fines, amerce- 
ments, penalties, forfeitures and 
taxes imposed on law process to 
the use of the Territorial govern- 
ment 10 

Perjuries 

A law to prevent frauds and per- 
juries 10 

Punishments 

An act concerning crimes and pun- 
ishments 13 

Randolph county, sheriff of 

A law giving him further time for 
making tax lists and the collec- 
tion of taxes for 1809 11 

A law respecting arrearages due to. 10 
Sheriffs- 

An act prescribing the duty of sher- 
iffs in certain cases 13 

Sheriff of Randolph county 

A law respecting arrearages due to . 10 
A law giving the sheriff of Ran- 
dolph county further time for the 
making of the tax lists and the 

collection of taxes for 1809 11 

Vice and Immorality 

An act repealing part of a law enti- 
tled, "A law for the prevention of 

vice and immorality 13 

Wolves 

An act to repeal an act entitled, An 
act to encourage the killing of 
wolves."... 21 



PROCLAMATIONS OP NTNIAN EDWARDS, 

GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS 

TERRITORY, 1812. 

Proclamation calling an election in Illi- 
nois Territory for the purpose of sub- 
mitting to the people the quesiion of 
the organization of a General Assem- 
bly of the Territory, dated March 14, 
1812 

Proclamation forbidding the sale of 
liquor to the Indians near Peoria, 111., 
dated May 24, 1812 



131 
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Page. 

Proclamation appointing: an ejection in 
Illinois Territory for the purpose of 
electing members of the General As- 
sembly, and naming time and places 
of holding same, dated September 14, 
1812 26-27 

Proclamation dividing the counties of 
Illinois Territory, and organizing and 
designating the boundaries of Madi- 
son, Gallatin. and Johnson counties, 
dated September 14,1812 26 



Page. 

Proclamation appointing date for the 
convening of the First General As- 
sembly of Illinois Territory, dated 
November 10,1812 27-28 



GENERAL INDEX TO TERRITORIAL RECORD. 

(The figures in parentheses indicate that the name appears on the page the number of 
times indicated by the figures.) 



Ackney, John Page. 

J. P ................................... 61 

Acts- 

Governor and Judges of Illinois 
Territory. See list of ............. 130 

Adams, Eli- 



Lieut 
Adams. John R. 

Lieut ................................. 

Adams. Wm. B. 

Ensign ................................ 

Adjutant General Illinois Territory- 

Appointment and removal of ....... 

Adkins, Wyatt 

Ensign ............................... 

Adultery 

An act concerning fornication and 
adultery ............................ 

Advertisements 

A law concerning .................... 

Alcorn 

Capt., deceased ...................... 

Alcorn, James 

J. P ................................... 

Alcorn, Wm. 

Capt ................................... 

Aleher. Jesse K. 

Ensign ................................ 

Alexander. Wm. 

J. P. and oath office ..... , ............ 

Capt ................................... 

Adj. Gen.Militia ..................... 

County Treasurer.Randolph county 

Recorder and Clerk County Court 
Monroe county ..................... 

Clerk County Court.Monroe county 

Declined appointment as County 
Clerk, Monroe county ............. 

Allcorn, James- 

Sheriff, Pope county ................ 

Allen Nisbett- 

J. P ................................... 

Allen. Rowland 

J. P ................................... 

Allen, Samuel 

Lieut ................................. 

Amos, Abraham- 

Judge County Court.Monroe county 

Successor appointed ................ 

Anderson. Curtis- - 

Ensign ................................ 



51 



33 



Anderson, David Page. 

J. P 5 

Capt 5 

Ad jt., Randolph county 12 

Aide-de Camp 24 

Judge, Court Common Pleas 27 

Judge. County Court, Randolph 

county 35 

1st Lieut 37 

Judge, County Court, Randolph 

county 39 

Ensign 50 

J.P 56 

Refused to accept commission as 
J. P 60 

Anderson, John 

J.P 29 

Arleher. Chas. K. 

Lieut 57 

Armstrong. Abner 

Sheriff, Edwards county 35 

Arnett. Nathan 

J. P 51 

Arthur, Hiram 

Capt 49 

Arthurs, Hiram- 
Ensign 45 

Arundel, David 

Capt 46 

Arundel, Wm. 

Capt 34 

Resigned as Capt 52 

Appointed J. P 4 

Recorder. Randolph county 7 

Notary Public 17 

Arundul. Wm. 

Appointed J. P., Randolph county.. 4 

Ashbrook, Wm. 

Ensign 57 

Ashby. Absolem 

Sergt. Maj 24 

Ashby, Wm. R.- 
Lieut 22 

Refused to accept office of J. P 46 

J. P 45,50 

Atcheson, Matthew- 
Fine remitted 51 

Atcheson, Geo. W. 

Passport granted to agent of 48 



132 
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Page. 

Atchison. Geo. W. 

1st Lieut, of a Cavalry Co 4 

Attorney General Illinois Terri- 
tory, appointment of 10, It 

Auditor of Public Accounts, Territory 

of Illinois, appointed 40 

Babeau, Anthony- 
Lieut 59 

Badgley. David- 
Appointed J. P 4 

Bailey. James B. 

Capt 59 

Baird, Robert 

Recorder. Edwards county 35 

Surveyor and J. P., Edwards county 37 
Deceased 57 

Baker, Absolom 

Lieut 48 

Baker, George 

J. P 54 

Baldwin, John- 
Lieut 50 

Bancroft, Elias 

Lieut 23 

Bankson, Andrew- 
Major 47 

Col. 10th regiment 56 

Resigned as Lieut. Col 61 

Bankson, James 

Appointed J.P 4 

Appointed J.P 56 

Bankson, Peyton R 

Lieut 47 

Bankson, Andrew- 
Lieut 17 

Barbeau, Adrew 

Capt 5 

Barbeau, Henry 

Capt 33 

Resigned as Captain 33 

Barbeau, Jean Baptiste 

J. P. 5 

Barber, Alexander- 
Col . 2d regiment 36 

Barker, Lewis 

Capt 20 

J. P ! 22 

J. P 30 

Barker, Wm 

-Lieut 42 

Barlow, John 

Capt 57 

Barnett. John- 
Ensign 39 

Barnett. Wm 

Treasurer, Randolph county 42 

Barney, Wm,- 

J. P 29 

J. P 35 

Judge County Court, Edwards 

county 35 

J. P 56 

Barnhart. Christopher- 
Ensign 17 

Successor appointed as ensign 24 

Barton, Joseph- 
Treasurer Randolph county 41 

Refused to act as County Treasurer 41 

Barton, Kimber 

Treasurer Randolph county 41 

Resigned as County Treasurer 42 

Barton. Lewis- 
Major 44 

Bates, Isaac D. 

J. P 44 

Bates. John- 
Ensign 50 

Bayers. John 

J. P... 41 



51 



;JT 



Page. 

Beain, James 

J. P 37 

Beard, John 

Cnptain 12 

Beard. Joseph 

J. P 35 

Beam, James 

J. P 37 

Beauleau, Jean- 
Captain... 4 

Beaulieu, Jean- 
Captain 12 

Beck, Paul- 
Captain 48 

Bedell, Moses- 
Captain 

Belderback, John- 
Ensign 

Lieut 

Belderback, Wm. 

2d Lieut 

Captain 

Bell. Hiram- 
County Surveyor Edwards county. 

Bennet. Wm. 

J. P. 

Coronor Randolph county 

Berry, Elijah C. 

Auditor Public Accounts 

Captain 

Big Muddy River- 
Boundary of county 

Biggs. Wm. 

Appointed J. P 

Judge Court Common Pleas 

Jud^e County Court Sr. Clair 

county 

J.P 

Bilderback, Charles- 
Lieut 

Bilderback, John- 
Ensign 

Bilderback, Wm. 

2d Lieut 

Black well, Robert- 
Auditor of Public Accounts 

Resigned as Auditor 

Blair, Alexander- 
Trial of 

Blair, Wm. 

Cornet 5 

Blay. Antoine 

Resigned as Lieut 52 

Blay, Antoine, Jr. 

Lieut 23 

Blay, Antoine, Sr. 

Ensign 23 

Blay. Art- 
Resigned as Ensign 52 

Blaze. Jacob- 
Ensign 58 

Blazer. Moses- 
Lieut 42 

Boilvain, Nicholas- 

J. P 33 

Boilvin, Nicholas- 
Appointed J. P 4 

Magistrate, dedimus issued to 5 

Boltinghouse, Daniel- 
Captain 33 

Bond County 

Appointments 44-46 (4), 53-55 (3) 

Bond, Colonel- 
Governor's order to reg't of 8 

Bond. Shadrach, Jr. 

Lieut. Col 4 

J. P 1H2) 

Aid deCamp 22 

Jude Court Common Pleas 24 



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Boon. Wm. Page. 

Capt.;alsoto administer oaths of 

office 15 

Capt .-. 29 

J. P 41 

Boran. Farleton (Tarleton?) 

J. P 52 

Borin. Irvail 

Ensign 26 

Borin, Isaac- 
Ensign 34 

Boring:. Hosiah 

J. P 42 

Borough. Joseph- 
Commissioner to take the census 
of Madison county 5 

Boultfnghooie, Daniel 

J. P 40 

Bowerman. Jacob 

Ensign 21 

Bowles, John 

J. P 58 

Bowman, John 

J. P 37 

Boyes, Jacob A. 

J. P 4 

Bradbury, James 

Ensign 22 

Bradley. John- 
Lieut 48 

Bradsby, James 

Ensign 12 

Lieut 18 

Bradsby, James W. 

Capt 49-57 

Bradsby, Wm. H. 

J. P 30 

Clerk Circuit and County Court and 
Recorder. Washington county 54 

Bradshaw. Absolem 

Capt 36 

Major 61 

Bradshaw, Johu 

J. P 11 

Sapt 26 
ouse of, designated as County 

Seat of Johnson county 26 

Election held at house of 27 

Coroner, Johnson county 37 

Judge CountyCourt Johnson county 41 
J. P 54 

Bradshaw. Wm. 

Ensign 24 

Brady. James 

Dedimus issued to 5 

Brainherry. Samuel- 
Lieut 50 

Brazel. (Brazil, Brassell) Valentine 

Capt 18 

Brazil. Valentine- 
Lieut 12 

Brazil. Robert 

J. P 30 

Bratton. George W. 

Capt 50 

Brewer. Henry- 
Ensign 61 

Brisbois. Michel- 
Lieut 5 

Brown. Aaron Bur 

J. P 60 

Brown. Andrew 

J.P 60 

Brown. Francis 

J. P 60 

Brown, George 

J. P 44.54 

Brown. Hasey 

J. P... 54 



Brown. Jeremiah Page. 

Commissioner census, Union county 54 

Brown, Jesse B. 

Lieut 51 

Clerk County Court Edwards 
county 53-54 

Brown, Thos. 

Prosecuting attorney 36 

Brown. Thos. C. 

Circuit attorney 44 

Brownfield. T heron 

J.P 38.41 

Browning. John- 
Commissioner census, Franklin 
county 59 

Bryant, Prince 

J. P 41 

Brynes, Edward- 
Ensign 51 

Buck. Frederick R. 

Capt 51 

Bucks, Frederick- 
Lieut 22 

Bull, John 

J. P 49 

Burchfield, John- 
Ensign 48 

Busel. Frederick- 
Lieut 20 

Bushfleld, John- 
Ensign 20 

Byers. John 

J. P 30 

Cadwell, George 

J P 27 

Judge Court Common Pleas 30 

Judge County Court. Madison 

county 35, 39 

J. P 56 

Cabokia- 

Magistrate at 5 

General court at; law altering time 

of holding 20 

Mention of 26 

Election to be held at 27 

Cairnes. Caldwell- 

J. P 4 

Judge Court Common Pleas 30,34 

Judge County Court, St. Clair 

county 35 

Judge County Court. Monroe 
county 39 

Caldwell. John- 
Judge, Gallatin county 49 

Declined appointment as Judge, 
Gallatin county 51 

Campbell, Alexander 

J. P 58 

Campbell, John 

J P 17 

Sergeant Major 8. 21 

Lieut 22 

Judge Court Common Pleas 27 

Resigned as Judge Court Common 

Pleas 30 

Lieut 42 

Canada (Upper) 

Boundary line between, and U. S.. 26 

Cannady. Moses- 
Trial of 14.15 

Carnes. Caldwell 

J. P 56 

Carr. Henry- 
Ensign 37 

Carraghan, John 

J. P... 59 



Carter, Shadrach. B. A. 
J. P... 



n 



134 
Index. Continned. 



Casey. Isaac Page. 
Trial of 17 

Casey, Levi 

J. P 46 

Cattle- 
Tax on 17 

Cattron, George W. 

Adjt. 9th Regt 57 

Cavenah. Jas. 

Lieut 61 

Census- 
Commissioners appointed in sev- 
eral counties to take census 54,55 

Chaffin. Seth 

Ensign 54 

Chaffin, Wm. 

J. P 31,34 

Chambers. James- 
Ensign 34 

Chase, Sardis R. 

Capt 51 

Cheek, John 

J. P 60 

Chenet, Antoine Z. 

J.P 43 

Notary public 58 

Chenett, Antoine Z. 

Removed from office of J. P 61 

Chenowith, John 

Capt 57 

Chicago- 
Passport granted to visit 48 

Chism, James- 
Ensign 38 

Chissom, James- 
Ensign 38 

Choiser. John- 
Quartermaster Sergeant 21 

Quartermaster Sergeant 24 

Christy. Samuel- 
Ensign 59 

Churzo, Nicholas 

Capt 24 

Circuit Judges, see list, p. 127. 

Claimants to land 

An act concerning 18 

Clark, Abraham 

Capt 12 

Clark, Abram 

Appointed Capt. in Militia (2) 4 

Clark. Alex 

J. P 61 

Clark. Edward- 
Ensign 45 

Lieut 54 

Clark. Jacob 

Capt 51 

Lieut 34 

Clark, James- 
Ensign 33 

J. P 46 

Clampet, Nathan- 
Ensign 38 

Claypole, Nathaniel- 

ClerkCountyCourt Edwards county 35 
Clerk Supreme Court Edwards 

county 35 

Clerk Court Common Pleas 35 

Deceased 38 

Clayton, S. 

Lieut 33 

Clayton. Stephen 

J. P 40 

Clendenan. James- 
Lieut 30 

Appointed 52 

Clendenan. John- 
Lieut 50 

Clendenin, Henry- 
Ensign 19 



Clerks County Courts 
Act concerning 

Cochran. James 
J. P ............. 

Cockran, Andrew 
J. P 

Cockran, John 
ipt 



Page. 
12 



"apt .................................. 

Cockrane. James 

J. P. for Franklin, removed from 
county .............................. 58 

Cohen, Thomas 

J. P ................................... 58 

Cole. John 

Capt .................................. 20 

Coleman. Daniel- 

Lieut .................................. 26 

Coleman, Daniel T. 

Capt ................................... 34 

Adj. 3d Regt .......................... 46 

Resigned as Capt .................... 59 

Resigned as Adjt .................... 59 

Collom, Edward N. 

J. P ................................... 57 

Compton, John- 

Lieut. (2) ........................... 38 

Compton, Levi 

J. P ................................... 6 

Coroner. Edwards county .......... 35 

County Treasurer, Edwards county 36 

Connar, Henry 

J. P ................................... 13 

Coroner, Randolph county .......... 32 

Lieut .................................. 22 

Connor, Benjamin F 

J. P ..... . ............................. 45 

Connors, Henry- 

Sheriff, Randolph county . ......... 34 

Converse, Daniel 

J. P. and Recorder, Bond county ... 46 
Clerk County Court, Bond county.. 44 
Clerk Circuit Court, Bond county. . 55 

Conway, Clement C 

Quartermaster Sergeant ............ 20 

Conway, John- 

Ensign ................................ 52 

Lieut ................................. 58 

Conway, Joseph- 

Clerk Circuit Court, Madison 
county ............................. ... 54 

Cook, D. P.- 

Resigned as Auditor ................. 47 

Circuit Judge, Western Circuit, 111. 
Ter ................................. 54 

Resigned as Judge Western Circuit 58 

Cook, Daniel P. 

Auditor Public Accounts ........... 40 

Cook. Henry- 

Ensign .............................. 6 

Lieut .................................. 12 

Lieut., promoted from .............. 24 

8 apt ................................... 24 
apt ................................... 39 

Major ................................. 46 

Cook, John 

Capt .................................. 48 

C Tn r sign ahan .7. ......................... 59 

C TP Je . 8se : .................. 

Cooper. John 

Capt ................................. 17 

Resigned as Capt .................... 20 

Copeland, John 

J. P ................................... 60 

Council, Wm. 

Ensign ............................... 42 

Counts. David 

J. P ............................... 56 



135 
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County Courts- Page. 

Act concerning 10 

Clerks of. an act concerning 12 

County levies 

Acts relating to, and laws regulat- 
ing 10,17 

Courts- 
Circuit, judges appointed 54. 56, 59 

County 10, 12 

Courts of Common Pleas- 
Acts concerning 7 

Courts of oyer and terminer 14. 15 

Covington, Edmond 

J. P 39 

Cowles. Edward- 
Lieut 59 

Cox. Absolem 

Capt 37 

Captl 12 

Lieut 5 

Cox. Robert 

J. P 32 

Cox, Thomas- 
Ensign 29 

Lieut 32 

Capt 59 

Cox. MicajaL 

J. P 53 

Coxe. Thomas 

J. P 57 

Craig, Hugh- 



Craig, Thomas 

Capt 22 

Craig. Thomes E. 

J. P 22 

Judge Court Common Pleas 30 

Major 4th Regt 31 

Judge County Court Gallatin 

county 35 

Colonel 39 

Judge County Court Gallatin 
county 39 

Craw, John 

J. P 40 

Crawford County- 
Appointments .. .43, 44, 48. 50, 54(2) , 56, 57. 60 

Crawford. John- 
Judge Franklin county 54 

Crawford, Samuel 

J. P 59 

Creath, George 

2d Lieut 37 

Sheriff Jackson county 40 

Resigned as Capt 58 

Creath. James 

Capt 27 

Creepwell, Walter 

J. P 60 

Crimes and Punishments 

An act concerning 13 

Crittenden, John Jourdon 

Appointed Att'y Gen. Illinois Ter. 11 

Crittenden, John J 

Resigned as Attorney Gen. 111. Ter. 14 

Crittenden. f hos. T. 

Aid deCamp 15 

Crittenden. Thomas Turpin 

Appointed Attorney Gen. 111. Ter. . . 14 

Cross, John 

Lieut 50 

Crownsur. (?) Wm. 

Ensign 28 

Cullom. Francis- 
Lieut 38 

Sheriff Crawford county 44 

Major 44 

Lieut. Col. 9th Regt 53 

Cullom, William- 
Commissioner Census Crawford 
county 54 



Cullum, Edward N. 

J.P. 

Cummings, Isaiah 

J.P 

Dale. John- 
Ensign 

Damerell. John 

J. P 

Damerwood. John- 
Ensign 

Damerwood. John G. 

Capt 

Damewood, John- 
Surgeon 8th Regt 

Damewood, John G. 

J. P 

Lieut. Col 

Damewood, John S. 

Major 

Danis, Antoine 

Ensign 

Dannel. Walker- 
Ensign 

Darley. Wm. M 

Capt 

Davenport, A. 

Resigned as ensign 

Davenport, Adrian- 
Pro vost-marshal 

Davenport, Adrian, Jr. 

Lieut 

Davenport, James 

Lieut 

Davenport, M.S. 

Resigned as Sheriff of Franklin 
county 

Davenport, Marmaduke S 

Judge County Court Gallatin 

county. 

Sheriff Franklin county 

Davenport, Otho 

J.P 

Davidson, James W. 

Capt 

Davidson. John- 
Ensign 

Davidson, Samuel- 
Ensign 

Davidson, Thomas 

J.P 

Davidson, Thomas G. 

J. P 

Davis, Hezekiah 

Coronor Jackson county 

Davis. J. S.- 

Removed from office as sheriff 
Johnson county 

Davis. James S. 

Sheriff Johnson county 

Davis, James Benson (?) 

Successor appointed 

Davis. Joshua 

J.P 

Davis. Nathan 

J.P 19 

Judge County Court. Jackson 

Co 40 

J.P 56 

Davis, Rawson 

Ensign 39 

Davis. Thomas M. 

J.P 58 

Day. Davis- 
Successor appointed 29 

Day. Henson 

J.P 25 

Successor appointed... 29 

Day. Ralph P. 

J. P 38 



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53 
48 
42 
22 



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Decoche, Gabriel Page. 

Delimus issued to by Governor... 5 

Capt 23 

/SeeDuscher. 

Dement, George 

1st of a cavalry company 4 

Depositions 

An act regulating the manner of 
taking 13 

Dernette, Francois- 
Ensign 5 

Deschamps, Antoine 

J. P.. 4 

Dickason, Marshal 

Lieut 42 

Dickinson, George 

Capt 59 

Dickinson, Thomas 

Capt 59 

Dilland, Daniel- 
Ensign 50 

Dillard. Joseph 

J. P 61 

Dillingham, Ajalon 

Capt 19 

Dixon, R. 

Passport granted to 58 

Dodd. Michael- 
Ensign 45 

Dodge. Henry S 

Aid de camp 57 

Doueharty, Joseph- 
Lieut 51 

Douza. Ettienne 

Ensign 34 

Doyle. Benjamin H. 

Attorney General Illinois Territory 10 
Resigned as Attorney General Illi- 
nois Territory 11 

Drury, Clemant 

Resigned from office of captain 22 

Drury, Clement- 
Lieut 12 

Capt 18 

Drury, Ralph 

J. P 38 

J. P 43 

Dubois, Tousaint 

Dedimus issued to 6 

Duelling - 

An act to suppress 14 

Duett, James- 
Ensign 12 

Duford. John Baptiste 

Capt 20 

Duncan, Joseph- 
Lieut 34 

J. P 60 

Duncan, Matthew 

J. P 36 

Recorder Randolph county 42 

Dunlap, James- 
Charged with murder 4 

Fugitive from justice; requisition 
issued on governor of Orleans ter- 
ritory for his arrest 4 

Dunlap, John- 
Surveyor. Crawford county 44 

Duscher, Gabriel 

Capt 23 

See Decoche. 

Eades, Mathew 

Capt 47 

Eades, Matthew- 
Major 57 

Earthman, John- 
Coroner Johnson county 36 

Eaton. Richard 

J. P 60 

Eavans, Owen 

Cant 12 

Eberman. Joseph 

J. P... 6,29.38 



Ebert, Edward Page. 
Capt 20 

Eckols. Jesse 

J. P 54 

Edes. Matthew 

J. P 31 

Edes. Wm. 

Capt 18 

Resigned as Capt 24 

Edgar. John 

J. P 8 

Edwards County- 
Appointments in 35, (4). 36, (2) 37, 
38. (3). 39, 42. (3). 43, 45, (2), 49. 
50.51.52. (2). 53, (2), 54, (2), 56, 57, (2), 58 

Edwards, N. 

Makes appointment of J. P 56 

Edwards. Nicholas- 
Ensign 50 

J. P 61 

Edwards. Ninian 

Appointed Governor Illinois Terri- 
tory & 

Oath of office 7 

Issues proclamation 

Issues proclamation 25 

Issues proclamation 

Issues proclamation 27 

Issues proclamation 28 

Arrived at seat of government of 

Illinois Territory 30 

Administers oath of office to Secre- 
tary of State 4& 

Signs commission 47 

Ekles, Jesse 

J. P 33 

Elledge, Daniel 

J. P 61 

Elliott, R. 

Declines to accept appointment as 
Clerk Circuit and County Courts 
and Recorder Franklin county 56- 

Elliott. Richard- 
Clerk Circuit and County Court and 

Recorder Franklin county 55 

Notary public Gallatin county 60 

Elliott. Robert 

J. P 4 

J. P 27 

Ellis, Wm. 

J. P 58 

Enloe, or Enlox 

Resigned as Surveyor Madison 
county 56 

Enloe, Asahel-- 

Surveyor Madison county 46 

Estes. James R. 

Surgeon2d Reg't 34 

Eubanks. John- 
Lieut 51 

Eubanks, Wm. 

Snsign 38 

Evans, Owen- 
Major 21 

Colonel 44 

Passport issued to 48 

Everett Wm. 

Ensign 12 

Lieut 15 

Everts, George- 
Lieut 50 

Ewing. John- 
Judge Franklin county 54 

Executive Register Illinois Territory- 
Printing of 1.3 

Fargeon, Nicholas- 
Ensign 

Ferguson. H. 

Resigned as Sheriff Pope county... 
Resigned af Judge Pope county .... 50 



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16 



Ferguson. Hamlet- - 

Cant'!! 

Major 

Commission issued to administer 

oath of office 

Judge County Court Johnson 

county 35 

Sheriff Johnson county 38 

Sheriff Pope county 41 

Colonel 44 

J udge Pope county 49 

Ferguson. I. or J. 

Successor to, as Captain, appointed 50 

Ferguson, Isaac- 
Lieut 5 

Capt 24 

Capt 48 

Major 50 

Ferguson, Thomas 

J. P.. 6 

Dedimus issued to 6 

.1 udge Co. Court, Pope county 27 

J. P 28 

Judge Co. Court. Pope county 40 

Resigned as Judge Pope county 49 

Fesworth. Gabriel- 
Lieut 16 

Field. Abner 

J. P 53 

Clerk and Recorder Union county. . 53 
Clerk Circuit and Co. Court. Union 
county 54 

Field, James- 
Lieut 60 

Fields, Abner 

Resignedas J. P 58 

Fields, Greene B. 

Capt 50 

Fields. James- 
Lieut 50 

Fike, Abel- 

J. P 41 

Fike. Nathan 

Capt 60 

Fines, penalties and forfeitures 

An act concerning 10 

Finlay.John 

J. P 4 

Finley, Thomas- 
Ensign 29 

Finney. James- 
Judge Advocate 21 

Clerk Co. Court, Johnson county... 35 
Clerk Supreme Court Johnson 

county 35 

J. P 37 

Clerk Co. Court Johnson county 39 
Clerk Circuit and County Court 
Johnson county 54 

Finny, James 

Judge Court Common Pleas.-. 18 

Clerk Court Common Pleas. 27 

Fisher. George- 
Judge Court Common Pleas 18 

Resigned as Judge Court Common 

Pleas 18 

Surgeon 29 

Judge Court Common Pleas 31 

Judge County Court Randolph 

county 35 

Judge County Court Randolph 

county 89 

J. P 56 

Fisher. Harry M. 

Dedimus issued to. as magistrate.. 5 

Fisher. Harry Monroe 

J.P 4 

Fisher. Henry Monroe 

Capt 4 



Page. 



Fisher, Jacob 

Lieut ................................. IS 

Capt .................................. 16 

Provost Marshal 1st Regt .......... 28 

Fisher, James- 

Lieut ................................. 37 

J. P ................................... 56 

Fisher, John- 

Ensign ............................... 37 

Lieut ................................. 57 

Fisher, Joshua 

Capt ................................. 57 

Fisher. William- 

Trial at law of ........................ 17 

Fisk. Adam I. 

J,P ................................... 52 

Fitch, Christy 

J. P .................................... 50 

Ford, James 

J. P. dedimus issued to .............. 6 

Removed from office as J. P. of 
Randolph county ................... 11 

Capt .................................. 12 

Major ................................. 21 

Fordice, Jarius 

Lieut ................................. 51 

Forester, John- 

Ensign ............................... 16 

Lieut ................................. 27 

Forrester. John- 

Resigned as Ensign ................. 20 

Capt .................................. 50 

Coroner Gallatin county ............ 53 

Fornication and adultery 

An act concerning ................... 13 

Forsythe, Thomas 

Dedimus issued to as magistrate. . . 5 
J.P .................................. 20 

Mention of, in Governor's procla- 
mation, as to duty as J. P ......... 25 

Fort. Benjamin 

Fife major ............................ 21 

Fouke, Philip 

J. P. Randolph county .............. 4 

Capt .................................. 12 

Removed from office as captain 1st 
Regt ................................ 18 

Capt .................................. 20 

Moved away ......................... 22 

Judge Court of Common Pleas ...... 28 

Fox, James- 

Ensign ............................... 20 

Capt .................................. 24 

Fox, J Mines M. 

J.P ................................... 41 

Foxe. James N. 

Major ................................. 47 

Franklin county- 

Appointments in. 54(6) ,55. 56, 58(4), 59, 61(3) 

Franklin, George- 

Lieut ................................. 28 

Capt .................................. 30 

Frauds and Perjuries- 

Law concerning ...................... 10- 

Frazer. John 

Coroner Gallatin county ............ 31 

Resigned as Coroner, Gallatin 
county .............................. 53 

Frazer. Robert- 

Judge County Court, Edwards 
county .............................. 45 

Adjt. 8th Regt ..... .................. 51 

French. Joseph- 

County Treasurer, Jackson county. 41 
Freyer. Robert 

J. P .................................. 42 

Fuller. Marvin 

J.P... ............ IT 



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Fuller. Marvin 

J. p 

Judge County Court, Johson 
county 39 

Fulton, Cyrus- 
Ensign 37 

Fulton, Jabus 

J. P 33 

Fulton, James (Jabus) 

J. P 33 

Fulton, James 

Removed from office as J . P 53 

Funk. Jacob- 
Fine remitted 12 

J.P 18 

Furzee, Solomon- 
Lieut 52 

Gallatin County- 
Appointments in. 27 (4). 28. 29 (2), 
30(2), 31(3), 33, 35(5), 36. 37(2), 
38 (2), 39, 40 (2). 41,42 (2), 43,45 (6), 
46.47,49 (2), 50, 51. 53 (3). 54 (3), 56 

(2), 58(2), 59, 60(2), 61 (2) .... 

Boundaries of tt 

Organization and county seat of... 26 
E lection held in 27 

Gambling Act- 
Breach of 18 

Gaming 

A law to prevent 14 

Gard, Seth 

Resigned as Judge of County Court 45 

Garrett. Dickinson- 
Resigned as ensign 20 

Garrett. Moses 

Capt 33 

Garritt. Dickenson 

Ensign 13 

Garterman, Caleb- 
Ensign 58 

Gaston, Robert 

J.P 7 

Capt 9 

Gaston, Samuel- 
Lieut 44 

Capt 57 

General Assembly of Illinois Terri- 
tory- 
Journals of, printing of, by Board 
Trustees Illinois State Historical 

Library, mention of 1 

Members of. election called to elect. 23 

General Court- 
Act to regulate fees in 7 

General Courts- 
Act concerning 10 

Oeorgia Code- 
Law adopted from (2) 13 

Gervaise, Louis- 
Resigned as Lieut 52 

Gibson, John- 
Trial at law of 15 

Giger, John- 
Lieut 29 

Gilbreath, James- 
Appointed (2) sheriff of Randolph 

county 4 

Removal from office as sheriff of 

Randolph county 8 

Fine remitted 18 

Expelled from House of Represen- 
tatives 38 

Oilbreath, Robert 

J.P 9 

Gilham, Isaac- 
Ensign 22 

Promoted from ensign 24 

Lieut 24 

Lieut 39 

Oilham. Isbam 

Sheriff 27 



Gilham, R.C. Page. 
Lieut 32 

Gilham, Samuel- 
Ensign 24 

J. P 55 

Gilham. Thomas 

J. P 37 

Gilham, William- 
Lieut 12 

J. P 14 

J. P 27 

Capt 39 

Capt 49 

Gill, James- 
Ensign 15 

J. P 44 

Ensign 50 

Gill. John- 
Judge Advocate 9th regiment 57 

Gill, Robert 

Capt 35 

Gillham, Harvey- 
Ensign 44 

Resigned as ensign 50 

Gillham. Isaac- 
Lieut 60 

Gillham, James- 
Ensign 49 

Ensign 60 

Givens, John A. 

Capt 44 

Glass. Alexander 

Coronor of Pope county 42 

Glass, James 

Ensign 51 

Godere, Joseph- 
Ensign 59 

Going. William 

1st Lieut 34 

Goings, John- 
Lieut 22 

Goings, Wm. 

Lieut 5 

Gold, Thomas- 
Paymaster 8th regiment 51 

Gordon. Elisha 

Ensign 25 

Governor Illinois Territory- 
Appointed 3 

See Edwards. Ninian 

For acts of Governor and Judges. 

See list of laws 130 

An act concerning powers of 18 

Governor's Minute Book- 
Printing by Historical Library 
Board 1 

Graham. Richard 

J. P 45 

Grammar, John 

J P 4 

Grand Jurors, law concerning 13 

Grant, John- 
Successor appointed 29 

Judge court common pleas 27 

Grants, John, Esq. 

J. P 20 

Grater. Frederic 

J. P 9 

Graves, John 

Capt 59 

Gray, William 

J. P 60 

Grayson, John 

J. P 49 

Greathouse, Gabriel 

J. P 19 

Judge court common pleas 27 

Green, Nathaniel- 
Judge court of common pleas 27 



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Green, Thomas Page. 

Captain 20 

J. P 29 

Greene. Nathaniel 

J. P ! 6 

Greene, Thos. 

Ensign 18 

J. P 54 

Greene, Wm.- 

Lieut. 44 

Greenup, Wm. C. 

Clerk Court Common Pleas. Ran- 
dolph county 17 

Lieut 19 

8 apt 20 
lerk Court of Chancery 30 

Clerk County Court, Randolph 

county 39 

Clerk Circuit and County Court. 

Randolph county 55 

Gregg, Titus- 
Ensign 19 

Lieut 22 

Grenup. Wm. C. 

Clerk Court Common Pleas and 
Clerk County Court, Randolph 

county 7 

Griffin. Isaac 

Capt 32 

Capt 47 

Capt 57 

Griffin, Wm. 

Ensign 15 

Ensign 17 

Griffith. Thomas- 
Ensign 16 

J. P. 28 

Major 37 

Grigers. Jesse- 
Lieut 5 

Lieut 12 

Lieut 16 

ytf g 

J. r 28 

Judge Court Common Pleas 29 

Judge County Court, Johnson 

county 35 

Judge County Court. Jackson 

county 40 

J. P 56 

Groething, John 

J. P. and oath of office administered 

to 5 

Grovenor, Parke 

J. P 45 

Groves. John- 



Major 44 

Resigned as Major 49 

Guard. Seth. 

J. P 35 

Judge County Court. Edwards 

county 35 

Judge County Court, Edwards 
county 39 

flacker. George 

J.P 13,32 

Hall. James 

Lieut 42 

J P 56 

Hall. James. Jr. 

J. P 32 

Hanim. Moses 

Capt 42 

Hancock. Bennett- 
Coroner. Johnson county 61 

Handy. Stephen- 
Ensign 50 



Handy, Stephen Page. 
Capt 5S 

Haralson. Paul- 
Surveyor, Randolph county 32 

Hardin. Jeptha 

J. P 31 

Judge Eastern Circuit, Illinois 
Territory 56 

Hargrave, George- 
Lieut 41 

Hargrave, John- 
Ensign 20 

Surveyor, Union county 54 

Hargrave. John. Jr. 

Surveyor, Johnson county 45 

Harerrave, Samuel- 
Ensign 38 

Hargrave. Seth 

Ensign 38 

Lieut 49 

Resigned as Lieut 60 

Hargrave, Willis 

('apt 15 

Major 21 

Colonel 31, '19 

Judge, County Court, White county 39 

Resigned as Lieut.-Col 50 

J P 56 

Harelston, Paul 

J. P 5 

Harlston, Paul- 

J. P : 49 

Harper, Lincoln 

Capt 50 

Harrick, Martin 

Capt 37 

Harris. Hezekiah 

Capt 57 

Harris, John- 
Lieut 34 

Ensign 60 

Harris. Jonathan 

J.P 53 

Harris. Samuel 

J. P 38,43 

Harris, Thompson 

J. P 28 

Harrison. Isham 

Surveyor and J.P, Franklin county. 54 
Judge, Franklin county 54 

Harrison, Nathaniel- 
Ensign 42 

Hart. George, Esq. 

Adjt 24 

Harwick. Martin- 
Lieut 24 

Hawkins, Marshal- 
Ensign 24 

Hay D. 

Resigned as J. P 60 

Hay. Daniel- 
County Treasurer. White county.. 42 

Capt """""' 111 '!" 11 11 11 111111 1111 49 

Commissioner to take Census. 

White county 54 

Hay. John 

Sheriff 4 

Dedimus issued to 5 

Clerk. Court Common Pleas, St. 

Glair county 7 

J. P 7 

Clerk. County Court. St. Clair 

county 8 

Recorder. St. Clair county 10 

Clerk, Court Common Pleas 17 

Clerk, County Court. St. Clair 

county 35 



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Hay. John Page. 

Clerk. Supreme Court, St. Clair 

county 35 

Clerk. County Court. St. Clair 

county 89 

Resigned as County Clerk 44 

Clerk. Circuit Court, St. Clair 

county 54 

Clerk, County Court. St. Clair 

county 58 

Resigned as J. P 58 

Hay, Joseph- 
Lieut 51 

Hay. Lowery 

Surveyor, White county ...... 39 

J, P 39 

Hay. Lowry 

Maj 44 

Hay. Robert 

J. P 6 

Hays. Robert- 
Removed from office of J. P., Ran- 
dolph county 11 

Hays, Samuel 

Hendershbtt, David 

Capt 52 

Hensley, James- 
Fife major 21 

Hensou. James 

Successor appointed 29 

Herald, Theo. 

Lieut 57 

Herald. Theophilus 

Ensign 47 

Herring, Isaac 

J. P 54 

Herring. Henry- 
Lieut 60 

Herron. John- 
Lieut '50 

Hewston, Samuel 

Capt 5& 

Hibbins, John- 

J P 13 

Lieut 13 

Trial at law 17 

Hiscock. Russel E. 

Judge Advocate. 2d Regt 24 

Hickman. Wm. 

Lieut 34 

Capt 39 

J P 54 

Removed from office of J.P. Frank- 
lin county 58 

Higgins, Ranson 

J. P 35 

Hill. John- 

Resiirned as ensign 50 

Historical- 
Illinois State Historical Library. 
Board of Trustees of, appointed 1 

Hodkins, James- 
Ensign 33 

Hogan. John- 
Ensign 20 

Hogg, -tephen 

Judge County Court. Gallatin 
county 43 

Hopton, John 

Lieut 48 

Hotehkiss. Miles- 
Recorder, Randolph county 51 

J. P 55 

House of Representatives, Illinois Ter- 
ritory 1 

Special elections called to elect 
members of 38 

Houston. Wm. 

J. P 31 



Page. 

48 



Howard. John 

J. P 

Hubbard. Ephriam 

Sheriff. Gallatin county 38 

Hubbard. Peter- 
Lieut 48 

J.P 53 

Hubbard. Simon- 
Clerk County and Circuit Courts 
and Recorder, Franklin county.. 56 

Hughes, James- 
Lieut 5 

Major 11 

Hughes, Levi 

Lieut 20 

Hughes, Wm. 

Lieut 20 

Hull, Daniel- 
Ensign 5 

Hall, Giles- 

Dedimus issued to 5 

Capt 5 

Hull. James- 
Judge County Court, Jackson 
county 40 

Humphreys, Charles 

J. P 28 

J. P 45 

Clerk County Court. Jackson 

county 47 

Recorder, Jackson county 49 

Clerk Circuit and County Court. 

Jackson county 54 

Resigned as Clerk Circuit and 
County Court and Recorder, 
Jackson county 58 

Hunsucker. George 

J. P 54 

Hunt. Peyton- 
Lieut 48 

Hutchings, Fitz Edwards 

J. P 61 

Immorality- 
Act for prevention of vice and im- 
morality t3 

Illinois- 
Negligent in care of its public 
records 1 

Illinois River- 
Passports granted by the Governor 
to ascend 48.58,59 

Illinois State Historical Library- 
Board of Trustees, work of 1 

Creation of, by act of Legislature.. 1 

Illinois Territory- 
Appointments in 50, 56, 58, 61 

Auditor of Public Account of, ap- 
pointed 51 

Boundaries of counties of, de- 
scribed 26 

Circuit judges appointed in... 54 

Divided into two counties, Ran- 
dolph and St. Clair 4 

Election called in 23 

Governor appointed 6. 7 

Governor of. act concerning powers 

of 18 

Laws 

See list of laws 130 

Proclamations of Governor of 

25.26.27.28 

Oath of office administered to Sec- 
retary of 47 

Requisition on Governor for sur- 
render of fugitive from justice... 10 

Secretary of, appointed 46 

Territorial Judges 

See list of 127 

Territorial Justices of the Peace 

See list of . . 127-130 



141 
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Indiana Territory Page. 

Act dividing Illinois Territory 

from 23 

Boundary between, and Illinois 

Territory 26 

Dividing line between, and Illinois 

Territory 4 

Laws adapted from 13 

Laws of 7 

Jackson County- 
Appointments made in. 40(3). 41(3). 44(3), 
45(3),47(2).49.51,52,53.54,(2).55,56(2),58.(2)61 

Jails (County) 

Act in regard to guarding 10 

James. Edmund J. 

Member Board of Trustees Illinois 
State Historical Library and edi- 
tor publications 1,2 

James, John- 
Lieut 59 

James. Patterson- 
Ensign 50 

Jameson, Alexander 

J. P 32 

J. P 41 

Mention of. in foot note 41 

Jarrot. Nicholas 

J. P : 4 

Jarrott. Nicholas- 
Aid de Camp 17 

Jarvis, Fields 

Ensign 48 

Jarvis. Franklin 

Capt 4 

Jarvis. John, Jr. 

Lieut 34 

Jamme~on, Alexander- 
Lieut 48 

Jemmison, Alexander 

Capt 53 

Jenison. Samuel- 
Lieut 58 

Johnson County- 
Appointments made in 26.27(2). 

28 (2). 29 (4). 30 (2). 32 (2). 33. 35 
(3). 36(5), 37(3). 38. 39(2). 41 (3), 
42(2). 44(2), 45<4). 48 V 2), 50. 54(3), 60, 61 

Election appointed in 27 

Organization, boundaries, describ- 
ed and county seat appointed 26 

Johnson, James 

Lieut 37 

Johnson, John 

J. P 56 

Johnson, Nelly- 
Assault uoon 51 

Johnson, Thomas 

J. P 56 

J. P 60 

Johnston. William- 
Ensign 34 

Jones. Henry 

Coronor White county 45 

Jones, Hiram- 
Lieut 49 

Jones. James 

Ensign 58 

Jones, Martin- 
Ensign 39 

Surveyor and Judge of Bond 

county 46 

Commissioner to take census of 
Bond county 55 

Jones. Michael- 
Adjutant of the Regt, of Randolph 

county 5 

Colonel of the Regt. of Randolph 

county 14 

Removed from office of Colonel 

commanding 1st Regt 18 

J. P 28 



Jones. Rice 

Requisition issued for the arrest of 
the murderer of 4 

Jones. Richard- 
Lieut 53 

Jones. William 

Capt 29 

County Treasurer Madison county. 36 
Judge County Court Madison 

county 45 

J. P 56 

Jordan, Arthur- 
Removed from office as Lieut 20 

Jordan. Caleb 

Capt 51 

Jordan. Elias 

Capt 42 

Jordan. James- 
Lieut 42 

Jordan, William- 
Ensign 42 

Jourdau, Arthur 

Lieut 15 

Journey, Nathaniel 

Capt 24 

Journey, William- 
Ensign 49 

Judges- 
See lists of Judges, Circuit. Com- 
mon Pleas and County Courts 127 

Judy. Isaac- 
Lieut 60 

Judy, Samuel 

Lieut 5 

Cant 12 

Major 24 

Judge Couit Common Pleas 27 

Capt 34 

Colonel2d Regt 36 

Judge County Court Madison 

county 39 

Resigned as colonel 43 

J. P 56 

Journey, Nathaniel 

Capt 24 

See Journey. 

Journey, William- 
Ensign 57 

Justices of the Peace- 
Appeals from to County Courts 12, 13 

For Justices of the Peace appointed in 
Ills. Territory 
See list of Justices of the Peace. . .127-130 

Kane, E. K. 

Declined appointment as Judge 
Eastern Circuit Ills. Territory ... 56 

Kane. Elias K. 

Judge Eastern Circuit Ills. Terri- 
tory 56 

Kaskaskia 

Capital of Illinois Territory and the 

State of Illinois 1 

Mention of 4, 60 

Proclamations of Governor dated 

at 25,26,28 

Election held at 27 

General Assembly of Illinois Terri- 
tory to be convened at 28 

Oath of office to Secretary of Illi- 
nois Territory administered at ... 47 

Kealougb, Ebenezer 

Lieut 34 

Kealough. David- 
Judge Pope county 50 

Keelough, David 

J. P 56 

Keith. Abner 

J. P 54 

Kenneday. James 

Capt 33 

Kennedy, George 

Capt 33 



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Kennedy, Samuel Page. 

J. P 4 

Removed from office as J. P 11 

Kennedy, Thomas 

J. P 35 

Kennerly, James 

Capt 33 

(Probably Kennedy, which See.) 

Kentucky- 
Seventh Circuit and Kentucky Dis- 
trict Court, mention of 7 

Kentucky Code- 
Laws adapted from 10, 12, 18, 19 

Kenyan, Henry- 
Declined appointment as Lieut 20 

Adjt,3d Regt 20 

Kenyon. Henry- 
Lieut 16 

Adjt.,4th Regt 30 

County Treasurer, Gallatin county. 42 

Kilton, Thomas- 
Lieut 51 

Kimberly, Samuel W. 

Lieut 32 

Kincaid, George 

J.P 44 

Kinder. George 

Capt 52 

Kinkaid, George 

J. P 56 

Kinkaid. George W 

Maj 57 

Kinney. Samuel- 
Lieut 5 

Kirkendal, Stephen- 
Ensign 26 

Kirkpatrick, John 

J. P 46 

Kirkpatrick. Thomas- 
House of. designated as county seat 

of Madison county 26 

Election appointed to occur at 

house of 27 

Judge, Court of Common Pleas 29 
Judge, County Court, Madison 
County 35,39 



Judge in Bond county. 

J.P 

Kitchel, Joseph 

Capt 

Kitchell, Joseph 

J.P 

Kuykendall, Joseph- 
Lieut 

Lacy. Caleb- 
Ensign 

Lacy, John 

Capt 

Lacy. Robert- 
Judge, County Court, Pope county 
Resigned as Judge, Pope county... 

Lacey, John 

1st Lieut 

Lachance. Antoine 

Ensign 

LaChapelle. Antoine 

Capt 

Laciere. M ichel 

Lieut 

LaComte, Pierre- 
Lieut 

LaCont, Pierre 

Maj. ,1st Bat 

Lafferty, Cornelius 

J. P 

Lameson, William 

J. P 

\Lamkin. Jeph. 

Ensign 

Lamkin, Wood 

Capt 



12 



53 



49 



Lamkins. Jeptha Page. 
Ensign 52 

Lands 

An act concerning occupying claim- 
ants of lands 1& 

Lane, John 

Capt 42 

Langworthy, Rhodolphus 

J.P 56 

Langston, Nathan- 
Ensign 34 

Larkins. Vincent- 
Lieut 24 

Lawrison, Thomas 

J. P 37 

Capt 37 

Surveyor, Pope county 40 

J.P 41 

Laws- 
See list of laws enacted by Gover- 
nor and Judges. Illinois Terri- 
tory 

Leach, Francis- 
Paymaster 21 

Leadbetter, Asa- 
Lieut 22 

J.P 4& 

Capt 51 

Leadbetter, Eiry 

Lieut 17 

Leak, Joel- 
Ensign 57 

Leavand, William- 
Ensign 58 

Leavens, Thomas 

Capt 5 

Major 11 

Leavett, Abijah 

Adjt., 1st Regt 51 

Le Comte, Pierre- 
Lieut 5 

Capt 12 

See La Comte. 

Ledbetter, Eiry 

Lieut 17 

See Leadbetter. 

Lee, Benoni 

Judge, County Court. Pope county. 40 
J. P 54 

Lee. James- 
Ensign 17 

Legislative Council Illinois Territory- 
Mention of 1 

Lemen. James 

J.P 4 

Lemen, James, Jr. 

Fine remitted 25 

Lemen, James. Sr. 

Fine remitted 25 

Lemmon, Robert 

J.P 21 

Lemon, James, Seur. 

Judge County Court Monroe 
county 39- 

Lendsay, William- 
Lieut 39 

Levens, Henry 

J.P 5 

Levens, Isaiah- 
Lieut... 12 

Levens, Otho 

Capt 33 

Capt 37 

Levins, Bazil 

Lieut 16 

Levins. Otho 

Ensign 23 

Levins, Thomas- 
Promoted from major 18 

Lieut. Col.. 18 



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Levering, Samuel- 
Lieut 15 

Capt ; 18 

Promoted from Lieut 19 

Deceased 20 

Lewis. Henry 

Capt 22 

Lewis, Meriwether, Gov. La. Ter. 

Requisition by 10 

Lewis, Otho 

Capt 12 

Lewis, Peter 

Capt 51 

Lindley. John- 
Lieut 18 

Lively, Amos 

Ensign 50 

Lizje. Pierre 

Lieut 5 

Lieut 12 

Lockhart. Bird- 
Coroner, Madison county 34 

Lockhart, John 

J. P 50 

Lockhart, William 

J.P 48 

Lofton, JohnG, 

J.P 8 

Judge Court Common Pleas 27 

Judge County Court, Madison 

county 35 

Resigned as member Legislative 
Council Illinois Territory 58 

Lofton, Thomas- 
Lieut 49 

Lorton, John 

Capt 48 

Louisiana Territory- 
Mention of 3 

Governor of, issues requisition 10 

Louton. John 

Capt 18 

Louvier. Antoine 

Ensign 12 

Lieut : 18 

Lusk. John 

Ensign 22 

Lusk, George Vance 

J. P 37 

Lusk, John- 
Ensign 22 

Lusk. John T. 

J. P 45 

Lieut 59 

Lusk, Vance 

J. P 41 

Lusk's Creek- 
Mention of, as forming boundary 
of counties 26 

Lurton. Jacob 

J. P 55 

Lynch, Daniel- 
Ensign 42 

Mace, Henry- 
Cornet 5 

Ensign 44 

Ensign 57 

McAllister, Archibald- 
Coroner Johnson county 32 

McBride. William- 
Ensign 5 

Lieut 12 

3d Lieut 37 

Resigned as Lieut 50 

Junior Capt 50 

McCalla. John 

J. P 53 

McClure. Andrew- 
Ensign 44 

McCombe, Joseph 

Capt 44 

10 T. R. 



McCormick, William- 
Ensign , 

McCoy. William- 
Commissioner to take census of 
Gallatin county 

McCrary. John 

J. P 

McCreary, John- 
Commissioner to take census of 

Franklin county 

Refused to serve as Commissioner 
Census Franklin county 

McDonald. William 

J. P. St. Glair county 

McDaniel. William- 
Lieut 

McDonaugh, Stace 

Capt 

McDonough, Stace 

Capt 

McEbendon. Wilson- 
Trial at law of 

McFalridge, William- 
Ensign 

McFarlin, James 

Capt 

McFatridge, William 

J. P 

J. P 

McFerron, Elijah- 
Lieut 

McFerron, John 

J. P 

Judge Court Common Pleas 

Provost Marshal 

Judge Advocate 1st Regiment 

Judge County Court Randolph 

county 

Judge County Court Randolph 
county.. 



Page. 
22 



J. P. 
;Gal 



17 



McGaha, David 

J. P 57 

McGahay. Allen- 
Coroner Crawford county 44 

McGee, Robert 

J. P 61 

McGinnis. William- 
Lieut 59 

McGowen, Samuel- 
Lieut 20 

McHenry, Daniel 

J. P 27 

J. P 39 

McHenry, William- 

Capt 20 

Capt 22 

Major 39 

Mclntire, John- 
Major 43 

Mclntosh, John 

J. P 35 

Judge County Court, Edwards 

county 35 

Judge County Court, Edwards 
county 39 

McKenney, Samuel 

J. p. 34 

McKenzie, Allen "" 

Capt 59 

McKinsey. George 

J. P 45 

McLaughlin. R. K. 

Clerk Court, St. Clair county 44 

Clerk County Court, St.Clair county 54 
Resigned as County Clerk St. Clair 
county ^j.E..L/,$8 




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McLean, John Page. 

Capt 51 

Judge Eastwood circuit, Illinois 

Territory 54 

Declined appointment as Judge 
eastern circuit 56 

Mc.Habon, James, Sr. 

.1. P ; 27 

McMillan, James 

Capt 51 

McMillan, Lewis- 
Lieut 26 

McNabb, Archibald 

Capt 32 

McNorton, William- 
Lieut 39 

Mat'omb, Joseph- 
Ensign (McComb?) 50 

McRoberts, James 

J. P., and order issued to officer to 

administer oath of office to 5 

J. P 40 

.ludge County Court.Monroe county 43 

McRoberts, Thomas 

J. P 56 

Madison County- 
Appointments in 27, (3) , 28, 29, 30 

(a), 31, 33, 34(2), 35(5), 36, 38(2), 39,40 
(2),45(2),46(2),48,53(4;,54(3),55(2),56(2),60 

Election in. 16,27 

Organization and boundaries of 26 

Madison, James- 
President U. S. Appoints Nat. 
Pope Secretary of Illinois Terri- 
tory 3 

Issues proclamation appointing 

Governor of Illinois Territory 6 
Ap-points Joseph Phillips Secretary 
of Illinois Territory, and signs 
commission of same 47 

Maddux. Zach'ry 

J. P 55 

Mailette, Hypolitte 

Lieut 25 

Maneer, Benjamin 

J. P 42 

Manegle. Joseph 

1st of a cavalry company 4 

Lieut 12 

Mangham, John K. 

Commissioner to take the census 

of Washington county 56 

J. P 59 

Mansker, Samuel- 
Ensign 37 

Manville, Ira 

J. P - 60 

Marie, John- 
Cardinal ensign 5 

Marshal, John 

J. P 56 

Marshal. Samuel 

J. P 56 

Marshall, G. 

Surveyor Johnson county 36 

Marshall, John 

J. P. 33 

Judge Co. Court Gallatin county... 37 
Judge Co. Court Gallatin county... 39 
J. P -. 41 

Marshall. Samuel 

J. P 50 

Judge Edwards county 51 

Martan. Pierre- 

J.P 52 

Martin, James 

J.P 52 

Mason, Bennett- 
Ensign 47 

Matheney, Charles A. 

Adjudged fines as J. P 25 



Matheny, Charles R. Page. 

J.P 21 

County treasurer St. Clair county. . 37 
Circuit attorney 1st judicial district 46 

Mather. Elihu 

Adjt. of the regiment of St. Clair 

county * 

Adjt. 2d Regt. , 22 

Mattit, Wheeler- 
Lieut 57 

Maxfield, William- 
Ensign 22 

Maxwell, David W. 

Sheriff Franklin county 58 

Maxwell. Hugh PL- 
Aide-de-camp 33 

Coroner Randolph county 34 

Maxwell, William- 
Ensign 20 

May, William L 

J.P 53 

Mays, Nathan 

Fife major 24 

Mays, Thomas 

Capt 42 

Meacham, Adin E. 

Lieut 50 

Meacham, Joseph 

J. P 40 

Mears, William- 
Aide-de-camp 1.7 

Attorney General Ills. Territory. ... 29 

Prosecuting attorney 35 

Circuit attorney 44 

Judge Eastern Circuit Ills. Terri- 
tory 56 

Declined appointment as Judge 
Eastern Circuit 56 

Melton, James- 
Ensign 39 

Menard, Colonel- 
Governor issues order to regiment 
of f 8 

Menard, Francois 

Ensign 32 

Lieut 38 

Menard. Hypolite 

Capt 38 

Menard, Hypolitte 

Lieut 25 

Menard, Peter- 
Judge Court Common Pleas 17 

Judge Court Common Pleas 18 

Menard, Pierre- 
Lieut. Col. Commandant in regi- 
ment of Randolph county 5 

Menes, Benjamin- 
Adjutant 59 

Messenger, John- 
Surveyor S t. Clair county 8 

County treasurer St. Clair county. . 36 

Michelimacanac 

Passport granted to R. Dixon to 
visit.. 58 

Michilimacanac 

Passport granted to Fras. Turotte 
tovisit 59 

Mick, Charles- 

J.P 42 

Middleton, Robert- 
Lieut 47 

Resigned as Lieut 56 

Miles' Trail- 
Mention of as forming boundary of 
counties 26 

A law concerning 19, (2) 

Miller, Henry- 
Ensign 57 



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Miller, Robert Page. 

Ensign 37 

Ensign . 50 

Mississippi Kiver 

Mention of as forming boundary 

line of counties 26 

Mitchel, George 

Ensign 22 

Mitchell. Peter 

J. P 41 

.Monroe County- 
Appointments in 39 

(2), 40 (2), 41 (2), 42, 43 (3), 46,51,55 (4), 56 

Monroe, James- 
Secretary of State of U. S., signs 
commission of Secretary of Illi- 
nois Territory 47 

.Montgomery, William 

Capt 44 

M'-ntgomery, William, Sr. 

J. P 17 

Moore, Daniel G. 

Coroner Madison county 31 

JVloore. Enoch- 
Coroner 4 

First of a cavalry company.... 4 

J. P 4 

Capt 34 

Surveyor Mon roe county 46 

Resigned as Captain 51 

Clerk Circuit Court Monroe county 55 
Clerk County Court Monroe county 55 

31 core, Francis 

J. P 58 

Moore, James 

Capt 4 

Ensign 57 

Moore. Capt. James- 
Mention of the militia company of. 12 

Moore. James B. 

Sheriff of Monroe county 39 

Colonel 44 

JVloore, J. Milton 

J. P 51 

JVloore. John 

J. P 32 

County Treasurer Monroe county. . 39 

Coroner Monroe county 42 

Commissioner to take the census of 
Monroe county 55 

Moore. Risdon 

Judge Co. Court St. Glair county . . 39 
J.P 56 

Moore, William- 
Commissioner to take the census 
of St. Clair county 54 

Mordock, John- 
Major 4 

Moredock, John- 
Major 11 

Moreland. James- 
Ensign 53 

Morgan, Arthur- 
Major 57 

Morgan, Isaac- 
Surveyor Gal latin county 30 

Morgan, John H. 

J. P 60 

Morris, Ervin 

Sheriff of Johnson county 50 

Morris. George- 
Lieut 44 

Morris, Irwin 

J. P 42 

Coroner of Johnson county 45 



Morrison, Robert Page. 

Clerk General Court 7 

Adjutant General of Militia 9 

Removed as Adjutant General of 

Illinois Territory 14 

Clerk Supreme Court Randolph 
county 35 

Morrison. William 

J. P 8 

Judge Court Common Pleas 17 

Morse, Samuel G 

Sheriff of Bond county 44 

Moseley, Benjamin 

J.P 58 

Mott. Joseph 

Capt 15 

Resigned aa Capt 20 

Murgley. John- 
Quartermaster. .. 



Murphy, John- 
Ensign 

Quartermaster 

Murray, John B. 

J.P 

Judge Court Common Pleas 

Judge County Court. Johnson 
county 

Judge County Court. Johnson 

county 

Murry, John B. 

J.P 

Myers, Samuel 

J.P 

Nash, Tim. 

Clerk Circuit and County Court, 

Jackson county 

Nash, William 

J. P 

J. P 

J. P 

J.P 

Capt 

Major. 5th Regt 

Neely, Henry- 
Ensign 



Newell. Samuel 

J.P 

Nichols. T. M. 

Lieut 

Nichols, Theophilus M. 

Ensign 

Nichols. Thomas 



21 



Ensign 

Noble. Henry 

J. P 16 

Odane, Dempsey 

Capt 51 

Ogle, Jacob 

2d of a cavalry company 5 

1st Lieut 12 

J. P 34 

County Treasurer, St. Clair county 43 

Ogle, Joseph- 
Lieut 44 

Lieut 57 

Oglesby. Joshua- 
Chaplain Illinois Brigade 34 

Ohio River 

Boundry of counties 8,26 (4) 

Oldham, Henry- 
Surgeon 21 

Surgeon 24 

J. P 31 

Judge. Gallatin Co 51 

J.P... 56 



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Omelvaney, Samuel 

J. P 7 

J.P 28 

Commissioner to take census of 
Pope county 54 

Omelveney, Samuel 

J.P 40 

Orleans Territory- 
Requisition issued on governor of, 
for fugitive from justice ,''.. A 

Ormsby, John- 
Drum Ma^or 21 

DrumMajor..: 24 

Owens, Ezra- 
Quartermaster 21 

Commissioner to take the census 
of Randolph county 55 

Oyer and Terminer 

Courts of 14, 15, 17 

Padfield, William 

J.P 40 

Painter, Jacob- 
Ensign 42 

Palmer. Joseph 

Judge Johnson county 45 

Sheriff of Union county 54 

Palmer, John- 
Coroner of Johnson county 29 

Palmer, Robert- 
Lieut 60 

Parois (Parvis?). Lewison 

Lieut 29 

Parrin, Joseph 

Ensign . .'. 39 

Parvis, Lewison(l) 

Lieut 29 

See Parois. 

Paterson, Thomas C. 

J. P 60 

Patterson. John- 
Lieut 26 

Patterson, Thomas- 
Resigned as sheriff of Johnson 
county 50 

Patterson, Thomas C. 

Sheriff Johnson county 27 

Sheriff Johnson county 48 

J. P 53 

Patton, James- 
Ensign 44 

Payne, John 

J. P 24 

Paxton, Amos- 
Ensign 33 

Lieut 37 

Penn, Joseph 

J.P 53 

Pennsylvania 

Constitution of, act adapted from.. 18 

Peoria 

Indians at 25 

Perjuries- 
Law concerning 10 

Perkins, Isaac 

J. P 54 

Primm, Daniel 

Lieut 18 

Penalties 

An act appropriating fines, amerce- 
ments, penalties, etc 10 

Perjuries 

A law to prevent frauds and per- 
juries 10 

Perry. John P. 

J.P 11 

Perry, John Francois 

Judge Court Common Pleas 17 

Phelps, John 

J. P 11 

Commission issued to administer 
oaths of office 16 



Philips, Joseph Page. 
Appointed Secretary of Illinois Ter- 
ritory 46- 

Appointed Secretary of Illinois Ter- 
ritory 47 

Philips, Peter 

J.P 45 

J. P 61 

Philips, William- 
Lieut 60 

Piatt, Benjamin M. 

Attorney General Ills. Territory ... 17 

Piatt, Ebenezer 

J.P 44 

Pierce, David 

J. P 5& 

Pierce, Isaiah 

J.P 46- 

Pierce, James- 
Surveyor and coroner of Washing- 
ton county 56 1 

Piles. William 

J. P 42 

J. P 54 

Pillars. John- 
Ensign 12 

Capt 52: 

Piorias 

Magistrate at, mention of duty of , . & 

Piper, Edward H. 

Co. Treasurer of White county 42: 

Resigned as Co. Treasurer White 

county 42 

Clerk County Court and Recorder 

Crawford C9unty 44 

Clerk Circuit and County Court 
Crawford county 54 

Pincenneau, Ettienne 

Capt 4 

Pinconneau, August 

Capt 32 

Pincenneau, Etiene 

Capt 12 

Pinsino. Augustus- 
Ensign 20 

Pittsford, John- 
Lieut 42 

Pomeroy, Joseph 

J. P. 5& 

Pomery. Joseph 

Lieut.-Col. 5th Regt 53 

Poole, William- 
Coroner Edwards county 45 

Pope County 

Appointments in, 40(4), 41(3). 42(2), 
43(2), 44, 47, 49(2), 52, 53. 54(4), 56, 58, 61 

Pope, Nathaniel- 
Appointed Secretary of Ills. Ter- 
ritory Z 

Commission issued to 4 

Proclamation of ,as acting Govern9r 3-4 
Issues Governor's proclamation in 
official capacity as Secretary of 
Illinois Territory 23, 25, 26. 27, 28 

Porter, David 

J. P 57 

Porter, William- 
Ensign 17 

Resigned as ensign 20 

Powers, John- 
Judge Bond county 4ft 

J. P 55 

Prairie du Chien 

Dedimus issued to magistrate at, 

to take oath of office 5 

Militia appointments at 33 

Prather, Edward- 
Successor appointed as ensign 20 

Prator, Edward- 
Ensign 15- 



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Price, David Page. 

Capt 51 

Pricbard, John 

J. P ". 16 

Prickett, Abraham- 

J. P 38 

J, P 46 

Lieut 52 

Resignedas J. P 53 

Capt 59 

Primm, John 

J. P 

Proclamations of Governor of Ills. 

Territory 23, 26, 27, 28 

Proctor. John- 
Ensign 42 

Pruitt. J. 

3d Lieut 34 

Pruitt, Solomon- 
Lieut 

Capt 

Pruitt, William 

Capt 

Capt 

Major 3d Battallion 

Puller, Morvin 

Surveyor Jackson county 

Pullum, Thomas 

Capt 

Pumroy, Joseph 

Capt 

Judge County Court White county 
1\1 ajor 

Punine. William 

Capt 

Punishments 

An act concerning crimes and pun- 
ishments 

Pyle, William- 

J. P 

Quick. Moses- 
Lieut 

J. P 

Rabb. William Robb, (?). 

Judge Court Common Pleas 

Racine. Francois 

t'apt 

Radcliff, James 

J. P 

Rader, Phillip- 
Ensign 

Ramsey. William H. 

Lieut 

Randall. Josias r (Randle. ?) 

Recorder Madison county 

Clerk Court Common Pleas 

Clerk County Court Madison county 

Clerk Supreme Court 

Clerk County Court Madison county 
Clerk County Court Madison county 

Randolph County- 
Appointments in. 7,8,9(9). 10. 11. 12, 
14. 15. 16. 17(2), 18, 19. 20, 21, 22(2), 25 
(2), 27(3), 28(2). 29.31(2). 32(4), 34, (2) 
35(4), 36(3), 38(3). 39, 41(3), 42(2), 
43(2), 46, 49. 55(3), 56, 57, 59. 60, 61 

Boundaries of 4 

Justices of Peace in 4,5,6 

Sheriff of appointed 4 

Law allowing further time for tax 

collections, 1809 11 

Arrearages due 10 

Militia appointments in 5,13 

Randolph. Thomas 

J. P 89 

Raner. Samuel- 
Lieut . . 36 



40 



n 



Ratcliff, James- 
Judge Advocate 4th Regt 

Clerk White county 

Recorder White county 

Clerk Circuit and County Courts 
White county 

Rattan, Thomas 

J. P 

J. P 

Rawlings. Nathan- 
Ensign 

Ray. James 

J. P 

Records. (Public) 

Of Ills., care of 

Rector, Elias 

Adjutant General of Militia of Ills. 

Territory 

Removed from office of Adjutant 

General 

Adjutant General of Ills. Territory 

Clerk Court of Chancery 

Resigned as Adjutant General and 
Clerk of Court of Chancery 

Rector. Nelson- 



Aid de Camp . . 
Rector. William 



Surveyor of Randolph county 

Judge Court of Common Pleas 

Aid de Camp 

Resigned as Judge Court Common 

Pleas 

Recommendation 

Redman, Pamenias 

Lieut 

Notary Public Gallatin county 

Resigned as Notary Public 

Redman, Samuel- 
Coroner St. Clair county 

Reed, John- 
Ensign 

Reed, William- 

Capt 

Deceased 

Reede, Hankerson 

J. P ., 

Renn. (?) John 

J. P 

Reynolds, John 

J ua ge Advocate Second Reg 

Reynolds, Robert- 
Ensign 

Reynolds. Thomas- 
Circuit Attorney Second Judicial 
Circuit 

Reynolds. William- 
Surgeon's Mate 

Rhea, M. G. R.- 

Circuit Attorney. 

Richardson, James 

J. P 

Richardson, James A. 

Ensign 

Richardson. John F. 

Capt 

Major 

Richay. James 

J. P 

Richy. William- 
Lieut 

Ried. Thomas- 
Lieut 

Riley. Joseph- 
Lieut 

.Resigned as Ensign 

Right. Toliver 

Capt 

Roach. John 

Capt 



27 

14 
17 
17 

18 
19 

51 
45 

60 

43 

50 

44 

50 

28 
30 
38 
60 

52 
29 
44 

60 
60 

50 
57 

41 
37 
21 

15 
20 

12 

57 



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Robb, William Page. 

Judge Court Common Pleas 27 

See Rabb. 

Roberts, Archibald- 
Lieut 32 

Roberts, John- 
Ensign 50 

Roberts, Josiah 

Lieut 19 

Roberts, Levi 

.1. P 53 

Roberts, Thomas- 
Lieut 12 

Capt 37 

Resigned 52 

Robertson, James- 
Ensign 52 

Robinson, George 

J. P 7 

Robinson. Hugh 

J. P .59 

Robinson, James- 
Coroner Madison county 46 

Robinson John 

J. P 8 

.1. P : 40 

Robinson, John H. 

Aid de Camp 19 

Robinson, Michael- 
County Treasurer Jackson county 41 
Commission revoked as County 
Treasurer 41 

Robinson, Robert- 
Major 5 

Robison. George- 
Sheriff Gallatin county 27 

Rochblave, Henry- 
Ensign 25 

Rochblave, Philip- 
Ensign 19 

Lieut 20 

Rose, Edmond 

Lieut 24 

Rose, Elbert 

Ensign 24 

Rose, James. Esq. 

J. P 25 

Ross, Asa- 
Ensign 49 

Lieut 60 

Ross, James 

Capt 41 

Major 44 

Rotter, Thomas- 
Ensign 12 

Ruft, John- 
Ensign 59 

Rumer. John- 
Ensign 51 

Russell, John 

J. P 61 

Rutherford, William 

Capt 50 

Capt 57 

Rutledge, Thomas 

J. P 39 

Resigned as J. P 52 

J. P 58 

Rutiedge % William- 
Lieut 42 

Ryan, John- 
Ensign 47 

Lieut 51 



St. Glair County Page, 

Appointments made in, 4, 7, 8, 10(2) 
11, 12. 13. 14. 17(2), 20. 21. 22. 24. (3), 25 
(3)27, (3'. 29.30,31(2). 32(3), 33, 34 (2). 
35(3), 36(3), 37(4). 38(2). 39(2), 40. 41 
(2), 43(3), 44. (2). 48. 49, 50. 51, 
52, 53(3), 54(3), 56(3), 57, 58(3). 59. GO 

Boundaries of 4 & 26. 

Election held in 30 

Militia officers 5 

Part of Judicial District 35- 

Sheriffof 30- 

St. Clair, Robert 

Capt 4* 

St. Genivive 

Mention of & 

Samples, William- 
Ensign 48- 

Sams, Rice 

Capt 24 

J. P 54 

Sams, William 

Capt 5O 

Saucier, Baptiste 

Ensign 5- 

Saucier, John B. 

Ensign 12 

Savage, Eli 

2d Lieut 34 

Savage, William- 

Capt ... 22 

Sawyer, John Y. 

Surveyor Madison county 55 

Scott, Jehu 

J. P 41 

Scott, John 

Capt 4 

Capt 12 

Ensign 24 

Major 34 

Ensign 5S 

Scott, Joseph 

,1. P 3T 

J. P 39- 

Scott, Joshua 

J. P 35- 

Recorder Pope county 40- 

J udge County Court Pope county . . 40 

Clerk Circuit Court' Pope county '.'.'. 54 

Scott, Robert- 
County Treasurer Pope county 45 

Scott, William 

J P 11 

Scott, William, Jr. 

Ensign 3 

Scroggin, John- 
Ensign 20 

Scroggins, John- 
Ensign 22 

Lieut 51 

Seaton, Peter C. 

Lieut 3 

Beaton. Peter P. 

Capt 53 

Seaton. Samuel- 
Ensign 5$ 

Secretary of Illinois Territory- 
Nat. Pope appointed 

loseph Philips appointed 46.47 

Secretary of State of Ills. 

Documents in office of 1 



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Secretary of State of U. S. Page. 
Signs official documents 3,7.47 

Sempson. James- 
Lieut : 20 

Sexton. Jacob 

J. P 49 

Shamberger, Baptiste 

Ensign 29 

Shannon. Thomas 

Surgeon's mate 21 

Surgeon's mate 24 

Shaw. James 

J. P 35 

J. P 44 

J. P 56 

Shaw. Smith- 

J. P 44 

J. P 56 

Shawneetown 

County Seat of Gallatin county .... 26 
Election held at 27 

Shearer. David 

J. P 43 

Shelton, William- 
Lieut ; 59 

Sheriffs- 
Act prescribing duty of sheriffs in 
certain cases 13 

Shipley, Robert 

J. P 48 

Shipman. Daniel 

tinsign 50 

Short. Jacob 

Capt 12 

Resigned as member General As- 
sembly Ills. Territory 30 

Major 44 

Major 60 

Short. Moses 

J. P 40 

Resigned as J. P 52 

Shrader. Otho. 

Administered oath of office to N. 
Pope 3 

Shults. JohnR. 

Capt 42 

Shultz. Adam 

J. P 45 

Mistake in name, properly John 
Shultz 47 

Shultz. J.R. 

J. P 61 

Shultz, John- 
Ensign 34 

Capt 37 

J. P 47 

Shultz. John R. 

J. P 57 

Simpson, James 

Resigned as Lieut 24 

Simpson, William 

Capt 12 

Major 21 

Simpson, William, jr. 

Ensign 15 

Slack, Andrew 

J. P 45 

Slocum, Samuel 

J. P 53 

Slocumb, John 

J. P 56 

Slocumb. John C./- 

Judge Court Common Pleas 27 

Judge County Court Gallatin county 35 
Judge County Court White county 39 

Wraith, Asa- 
Ensign 51 

Smith, Benjamin R. 

Sheriff White county 39 

Smith. Carter- 
Lieut 43 



Smith, G. W. Page. 

Resigned as County Clerk Edwards 
couuty 53 

Smith, Guy- 
Commissioner to take census of 
Edwards county 54 

Smith. Guy W. 

Clerk Couuty Court Edwards Co. . . 38 
Clerk County Court Edwards Co. . . 39 

J. P 42 

Recorder Edwards county 57 

Smith, Isaac- 
Lieut 44 

Resigned as Lieut 50 

Smith, Isaac B. 

Lieut 51 

Smith. J. C. 

Promoted from Captain 59 

Smith, James 

Adjutant of the Regt. of Militia of 

St. Clair county 12 

Ensign 15 

Smith, John C. 

J. P 54 

Major : 59 

Smith, John P. 

Capt 34 

J. P 48 

Smith, Levi W. 

Colonel 47 

Smith. R. 

Secretary of State of U. S. signs 
official documents 3 & 7 

Smith, Stephen- 
Lieut 34 

Smith, William- 

J. P 35 

J. P 37 

Deceased 48 

Smyth, William L. 

J. P 35 

Snodgrass, David 

Lieut 15 

ttesigned as Capt 20 

Sommers, John- 
Ensign 47 

South Carolina- 
Law adopted from Militia Law of . . 19 

Spear, S. L. 

Chief index department office Sec- 
retary of State of Ills 2 

Speed. William 

J. P 37 

Spencer, Robert S. 

J. P 58 

Spencer, William 

J. P 50 

Springer, John- 
Lieut 39 

Springfield- 
Third capital of Ills., removal to. . . 1 

Springs, David 

Ensign 51 

Squire. Amos 

Capt 9 

Capt 12 

Major 38 

Squires. Amos 

J. P 32 

J. P 56 

Stallions, Abraham- 
Lieut 12 

Capt 18 

Standly. Stephen 

J. P 39 

Steel. James 

Capt 23 

Steele. Archibald- 
Ensign 3C 

Lieut .. 37 



150 
Index Continued. 



Steele, George Page. 

Ensign 12 

Lieut 15 

Ensign 48 

Steele, James 

Capt 53 

Stenett, Thomas- 

J. P 36 

Stephenson, Benjamin- 
Sheriff Randolph County 8 

Adjutant General 30 

Stephenson, Nicholas H. 

Lieut 12 

Stevenson. Benjamin- 
Inspector of militia 19 

Stewart, Jonathan 

Capt 44 

Stewart, William- 
Surveyor Randolph county 7 

Removed as Surveyor Randolph 
county 14 

Stockton, James 

Capt 4 

Storey Solomon- 
Lieut 57 

Stout, Jacob 

Lieut 53 

Capt 60 

Stoval, Esq. 

Capt 48 

Stoval], John 

tieut 48 

Stoveal, John B. 

J. P 45 

Street, Joseph M. 

J P 27 

Recorder Gallatin county 27 

Clerk County Court Gallatin Co .... 35 
Clerk Supreme Court Gallatin Co. . 35 

Clerk County Court Gallatin Co 39 

.1. P 40 

Clerk of Circuit and County Court 
Gallatin county 54 

Street, Joseph N. 

C lerk Court Common Pleas 27 

Stuart, Alexander- 
Judge 111. Ter. administered oath 
of office to Gov. Edwards 9 

Stum, Henry- 
Lieut 33 

Stuntz. John 

Capt 34 

Resigned as Capt 57 

Summers, John 

Lieut 53 

Supreme Court Ilia. Territory 

(Merks appointed 35 

Swagart, (?) Samuel- 
Ensign 24 

Swearengen, Daniel S. 

J. P 48 

Sheriff of Washington county 54 

Swearengen, Thomas- 
Ensign 21 

Sybole, Samuel- 
Lieut 52 

Capt 58 

Sykp*. John- 
Ensign 37 

Talbott. Elijah- 
Ensign 24 

Talbott, Benjamin 

J, P 35 

Talbott. Joshua- 
Lieut 53 

Talbott. T. W. 

Resigned as-J. P 56 

Talbott, Thomas W. 

J. P 53 

Talton, Tounsin (Townsend) 

Lieut 53 



Tanehill, James Page. 

rommissioi* as J. P. revoked 56 

Commission as J. P. revoked 57 

Tannehill, James 

J. P 43 

Taylor. D. S. 

Resigned as J. P 58 

Taylor, David S. 

Judge, Pope county 49 

J. P 54 

Taylor, Griffin- 
Removed 48 

Taylor, Jonathan 

J, P 6 

Teatfra, John- 
Lieut 5 

Tedwell, Hiram- 
Ensign 33 

Territorial Laws of Illinois See list 
laws enacted by Governor and Judges 130 

Territory of Illinois, (Proclamations of 

Governor of 23, 26, 27, 28 

See Illinois Territory. 

Teter, Abram 

J. P 21 

Thomas, James- 
Ensign ;. 12 

Thomas, James D. 

Capt 24 

Capt 34 

Maj 57 

Lieut.-Col 61 

Thomas, Jesse B 

Petition of 51 

Thomas, John- 
Judge, Court of Common Pleas 17 

Lieut 19 

Judge. County Court, St. Clair 

county 35 

Judge, County Court, St. Clair 
county 39 

Thomas, John, Jr. 

J. P , 11 

Thomas, Robert- 
Lieut 48 

J. P 53 

Capt 57 

Thompson. Archibald 

J. P 9 

Thompson, Moses 

J. P 39 

Thompson, Robert- 
Lieut 50 

Thornton, William 

Capt 34 

Thrash, William- 
Ensign 20 

Tiffin, Clayton 

Surg.. 7th Regt 50 

J. P 59 

Tilford. William- 
Lieut 49 

Lieut 57 

Titsworth. Gabriel- 
Successor as Lieut, appointed 20 

Titsworth, James 

J. P 41 

Todd. Thomas 

J. P 4 

Associate Justice, Supreme Court, 

Kentucky District 7 

J. P 22 

Judge.County Court.Monroe county 39 

Tomason, Samuel- 
Trial at law of % . 17 

Tovery, Thomas 

Capt 48 

Townsend, John- 
Ensign 38 

Capt 48 

Townsend, William 

Capt 50 



151 
Index Continued. 



Tramell, Jarrard, Jr. Page. 
Ensign 15 

Tramell, Philip 

(;apt.. 12 

Maj 15 

Trammel, Capt. 

Successor appointed as Captain.... it 

Trammel. Jarrot 

Promoted from Ensign 20 

Lieut 20 

Lieut 22 

Capt 31 

Trammel, Philip 

Lieut.-Col 21 

Resigned as Colonel 4th Regt 31 

Trigers. Absolom 

Lieut 49 

Tripp, William- 
Ensign 34 

Trotier, August 

Resigned as Capt 52 

Trotier, Auguste 

Capt 29 

Trottiere, Joseph- 
Ensign 53 

Trousdale. Alexander 

J. P 48 

Trousdale, James 

Capt 15 

Capt 21 

Trousdale. John C- 

Capt 42 

Tud^, David- 
Ensign 20 

Turman, Jacob 

J. P 56 

Turotte, Fras. 

Passport granted to 59 

Tuton, Philip- 
Lieut 58 

Tut ile, Trueman 

Surgeon 22 

Tuttle, Truman 

J, P 17 

Tweedy, John- 
Ensign 26 

Lieut 34 

Tyler, Griffin 

Capt 42 

Union County 

Appointmants in ....53 (2), 54 (9). 58.60,61 

United States- 
Mention of Officers of 27. 28, 47 

President of, appoints Secretary of 
Illinois Ter 4 

Upper Canada 

Boundry line between, and Illinois 
Ter 26 

Upton, Thomas 

.1. P 14 

Vance, John 

Ensign 37 

Vance, Jordan- 
Lieut 48 

Vandalia- 

Second Capital State of Illinois, re- 
moval to. mention i 

Vanorsdale, Simon 

Fugitive from justice 10 

Vanosdel. Simon- 
Provost Marshal 24 

Varick, Theodore V. H. 

Brigade Inspector 1st Brigade 59 

Vauirn, John 

Second Lieut 12 

Vautrht. William C. 

.1. P 46 

Major 49 

Vermillion, Benjamin, Jr. 

Ensign 5 



Vermillion. Samuel Page. 

Ensign 19 

Resigned as Ensign 22 

Vice and Immorality, suppression of 

An act concerning 13 

Vineyard. George- 
Ensign ... 38 

Capt 51 

Vineyard. John 

J. P 28 

Virginia Code- 
Laws adopted from 14 

Vought. William C. 

Capt 39 

Wabash River- 
Forms boundary of counties 26(2) 

Waddell, Alexander 

J. P 38 

Waddle. John- 
Lieut 45 

Wadley, Thomas- 
Ensign 12 

Waggoner, Peter- 
Ensign 22 

Wakefleld, John A.- 

J. P 60 

Wakefleld. Wm.- 

J. P 36 

Walden, Benjamin 

Resigned as Capt 25 

Walker, Henry 

J. P 53 

Walker, Hugh- 
Lieut 28 

Walker. Samuel- 
Ensign 59 

Waller, Leonard- 
Ensign 20 

Warnock. John- 
Judge Western Circuit Ills. Ter- 
ritory 59 

Warrick, John- 
Lieut 48 

Washington City- 
Proclamation dated at 6 

Washington county- 
Appointments in 54(2), 56(5), 59, 61 

Waters. Samuel- 
Ensign 16 

Resigned as ensign 20 

Watkins, Lewis 

J. P 35 

Watson. Robert- 
Ensign 48 

Watts. Benjamin- 
Judge County Court St. Clair Co. . . 41 
J. P 56 

Watts, James 

J. P 60 

Weaver, 1. (or J) 

J udge Court Common Pleas 28 

Weaver, James 

Judge County Court Johnson Co. . . 39 

Webb. Lazarus 

J. P 61 

Weldon. John 

J. P 39 

J. P 54 

Wells, Lewis 

J. P 61 

Wells. Thomas- 
Lieut 16 

Wents (?), John 

Capt 50 

West. Hezekiah- 

J, P 30 

County Treasurer Johnson county. 36 
Commissioner to take census of 
Johnson county 54 

Whaley, James 

J. P 40 



152 
Index Continued. 



Wheatley, Francis Page. 

Paymaster 24 

Lieut 13 

Wheeler, Erasmus 

J. P 61 

Wheeler, William- 

J. P 45 

Wheelock, Simon- 
Cornet 12 

Whitacre. John 

Coronor Union county 54 

Whitaker. John- 
Ensign 34 

Lieut 39 

J. P 44 

Whitaker, Thomas- 
Lieut 20 

White County- 
Appointments in 39 (4), 40. 

42 (3), 45 (4), 48. 53, 54 (2), 56, 58 (2), 60.61 
Resignations of officers 52 

White, David 

J. P 4 

White. Isaac 

J. P 6 

Major 11 

J. P 13 

Colonel 15 

White, James 

J. p 25 

White. Leonard 

J. P 13 

Appointed by Governor to admin- 
ister oaths of office 15 

Capt 16 

Capt 21 

J. P 27 

Judge Court Common Pleas 29 

Paymaster 4th Regt 31 

Major4th Regt 31 

Promoted from Major 4th Regt 31 

Judge County Court Gallatin 

county 35 

Judge County Court Gallatin 

county 39 

Resigned as Judge Gallatin county 49 

White, Walter- 
Surgeon's mate 31 

Whiteside. Jacob- 
Judge Court Common Pleas 28 

Whiteside, James A. 

Capt 25 

J. P 4) 

Whiteside, John L. 

Capt 53 

Whiteside, Samuel- 
Ensign 12 

Capt 19 

Whiteside. Uel (Nei'O 

J. P 31 

Whiteside. William- 
Major 4 

Colonel 11 

County Treasurer St. Clair county. 36 

Deceased 36 

Successor appointed .37 

Whiteside, William B 

Capt 4 

Major 14 

Resigned as Major 24 

Whitesides, Samuel 

Maj 46 

Colonel 48 

Whitley. John- 
Ensign 48 

Whitley, Miles- 
Lieut 58 



Wicks, John 
Capt 


Page. 
22 


Widen. Raphael- 
J. p.... 


31 


Wier, George- 
Ensign 


59 1 


Wilkins, Andrew 
j. p 


53 


Will, Conrad 
J.P 


32 


J. p 


41 


Recordsr, Jackson county 


47 


Resigned as J. P.... 


52 


J. E... 


55 



Commissioner to take census of 
Jackson county 56 

Williams, Aaron- 
Lieut 42 

Appointed in place of Griffin Tay- 
lor, removed 4& 

Williams, Dudley 

Capt 51 

Williams, John 

J. P 41 

Lieut 51 

Williams, Jonathan- 
Ensign 49 

Williams, Joshua- 
Trial of, by law IT 

Ensign 23 

Lieut 53 

Williams, Rawley 

Enign 48 

Williams, Thomas 

Capt 20 

Willis. James E. 

J. P 53 

Willson, Harrison 

J. P 53 

Wilson. Alexander 

J. P 16 

J. P 27 

Wilson. Benjamin 

Capt 24 

Wilson, Harrison- 
Ensign 27 

Capt 32 

County Treasurer, Gallatin county. 36 

Wilson, Ervin- 

Ensign 15 

Wilson, John G. 

Ensign 32 

Wilson, Thomas 

J.P 60 

Wilson, William- 
Clerk, County Court, Jackson 

county 40 

Recorder, Jackson county 41 

Lieut 57 

Walton, Harry- 
Ensign 41 

Wimsatt, Joseph Z. 

Ensign 16 

Lieut 18 

Winchester, Palemon 

Aide-de-Camp 52 

Wolves 

An act to repeal an act entitled an 
act 1o encourage the killing of 
wolves 21 

Wood.- Alfred- 
Lieut 23 

Wood. Joseph- 
Lieut 57 

Woods. Ephraim 

Capt 29 

Woods. Joseph- 
Ensign 50 



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Index Continued. 



Woods. Martin 
j. p ... 


Page. 
53 


Worley. John- 
Lieut 


Page. 
5- 


Wool rick Adam 




Ensign .. 


34 




34 


Worley. William 




Ensign 


59 


Ensign .. ... 


21 


Wool wrick, Adam 
Ensign.. .. 


20 


Wren. Nicholas 
Ensign.. . .... 


42 


Wooton. John 
Ensign 


34 















INDEX TO JOURNAL OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. 1812, 



ADDRESS Page. 

Delivered by Governor 63 

To President of United States.... 65, 66. 67 

ALLEN, CAPT. WILLIAM O. 

To command garrison at Peoria 65 

APPROPRIATIONS 

Act for ensuing year 80, 81, 82 

ASSEMBLY. GENERAL 

Meeting of 62 

Prorogation of 85 



ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Communication from 

Election laws submitted to 
Fees and salaries of 



ATTORNEYS 

Bill regulating the admission of ... 



BIGOS, WILLIAM 

Present 

Committees, Joint- 
Enrolled Bills 

Printing Laws 

Committees. Special- 
Courts of Chancery 

Resolutions 

Contest, Todd vs. Biggs. .. 

Declared entitled to seat.. 

Elected President pro tern 

President pro tern 

Seat contested 



BOND. SHADRACK 

Delegate to Congress 70 

Message from Governor relating to 70 



CHANCERY- 

Clerks' fees in courts of 84 

Committeelto Investigate Courts of 66 
Powers to Judges of General 
Courts 68.69,75 

Civil, CASKS 

Act regulating proceedings in.... 73, 75. 76 

< ' I.K Kk OF COUNCIL 

Election of.. 63 



COMMITTEES. CONFERENCE 

Relief of Benjamin Stevenson 72-75 



COMMITTEES, JOINT Page. 

Enrolled Bills 65 

Printing Laws 78- 

Relief of Benjamin Stevenson 72 

Stationery, etc 62 

To Wait on Governor 62,63 

COMMITTEES, SPECIAL 

Address to President of United 

States 65.66 

Courts of Chancery, to Investigate. 66 

General and Circuit Courts 65 

Moredock's Rangers 65,66 

Rules and Orders 63.64 

Rabb. William. Petition of 73 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

Appointment of County Commis- 

missioners 81 

Authorizing Courts to draw on Ter- 
ritorial Treasury 82 

Contest Todd vs. Biggs 63. 64 

< /ourts of Common Pleas 71 

Fixing places for holding courts in 

the several counties 78 

General Courts 74. 75 

General Courts and Common Pleas. 7& 

Levying and collecting Taxes 72 

Memorial to Congress 81 

MilitiaLaws 72 

Mills and Millers 76 

Practice in General Courts, etc 69.79 

Proceedings in civil cases 75 

Rabb. William, petition of 76 

Relief of Benjamin Stevenson 71 

Relief of Sheriff of Randolph county 69. 70 

Repealing certain laws 68 

Salaries of Public Officers 83 

State of the Territory 65. '4 

Taxation of Lands 73 

Territorial Laws 66,67 

Vesting Judges with Chancery 

powers 68 

What laws are in force in Territory 67 

CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATE 

Memorial to concerning Indians ... 77,78 

CONTESTED ELECTION 

Toddt'S. Biggs 63.64 



COUNCIL. LEGISLATIVE 

Meeting of 

Members present at meeting of 
Prorogation 



COUNTIES - 

Gallatin, Member from. 
Johnson. Member from 
Madison, Member from 



Bf 



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154 
Index Continned. 



COUNTIES Page. 

Randolph, Member from 62 

Randolph. Relief of Sheriff <J9 

Su Glair, Member from 62 

St. Clair Relief of Sheriff 69 

St. Clair, Terms of Court fixed 79 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 

Appointment of 80, 81, 83 

COURTS 

Act to fix place of holding. 

etc 76, 78, 79, 80, 82, 84 

Authorized to draw on Territorial 

Treasury 82 

Clerks' fees in chancery cases 84 

COURTS, CHANCERY 

Clerks' fees 84 

Committee to investigate system .. 66,73 

COURTS. COMMON PLEAS- 

Act regulating. . . 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 76. 77. 80. 81 

COURTS, GENERAL 

Judges to exercise chancery powers 

68,69,71,72.75,76,77,78 

Resolution concerning 65,74,76,78 

Regulating practice 69, 70, 79. 80, 81 



DELEGATE IN CONGRESS- 

Memorial to 78,81 

DOORKEEPER 

Election of.. 63 



DUNKARDS 

Act for relief of. 



70 



E 



EDWARDS. GOVERNOR NINIAN 

Approved bills 75, 82, 84, 85 

Bills presented to 74,75,76,82,83.85 

Delivers address and reads letters. 63 

Joint Committee to Wait on 83 

Letters to, from G9vernor Shelby.. 76 
Message concerning address to 

President United States 70 

Prorogues Legislature 63 

To transmit address to President . . 67 

** etoes bill concerning courts 76 

Will wait on Legislature 63 

ELECTION 

Clerk of Council 63 

Commander of garrison at Peoria. . 65 

Doorkeeper for both houses 63 

Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk... 68 

ELECTIONS 

Act regulating 73,75,76,77,83 

ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING CLERK 

E 1 ection of 68 

Resolution concerning 67 

ENR LLED BILLS 

Approved by Governor ..75,76,82,83,84.85 
Compared by Committee. 69, 75, 78, 82, 83, 84 
Presented to Governor... 74, 75, 82, 83, 84, 85 



FEES 

Act concerning 

Clerks in Chancery Courts 



FERGUSON, THOMAS 
Present .. 



Page. 

62 

Committees, Conference- 
Relief of Benjamin Stevenson . 72 
Committees, Special- 
Courts of Chancery 66 

General and Circuit Courts .... 65 

Rules and Orders 63 

Bills, Introduces 

Authorizing courts to draw on 

Territorial Treasury 82 

Fixing places for holding courts 84 
Repealing part of act concern- 
ing fees 84 

Opinion adopted in Todd vs. Biggs 

contest 64 

Presides pro tern 72 



FERRIES 

Act to regulate and establish. 

FERRY 

Opposite Town of St. Louis .. 

FINES AND FORFEITURES 

Act concerning 



7'.! 



FRAUDS 

Act concerning 73. 75, 78, 79. 82 



GALLATIN COUNTY 
Member for 



GAMING 

Repealing act to prevent. 

GARRISON, AT PEORIA 

Election of Commander. . 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

Meeting of 

Prorogation of .. 



si 



GOVERNOR 

Approves bills 75,76,82,84,85 

Bills presented to 74,75,82,83,85 

Delivers address and reads letters. 63 

Joint Committee to W ait on 83 

Letter to. from Governor Shelby... 76 
Message concerning address to 

President 70 

Prorogues Legislature 85 

To transmit address to President .. 67 

Vetoes bill concerning courts 76 

Will wait on Legislature 85 

GREENUP, WILLIAM C. 

Clerk of the House of Representa- 
tives 62 



H 

HUMPHREYS. MR. (EDWARD) 

Elected Engrossing and Enrolling 
Clerk 68 



INDIANA TERRITORY 

Laws relating to elections 63,76 

INDIANS 

Address to President concern- 
ing 65,66,67,70 



155 
Index Continued. 



JOHNSON COUNTY * Page. 

Fixing place for holding court 78 

Memberfor 62 

JOINT RULES 

Adoption of 65 



JUDY, SAMUEL (Judah ?) 

Present 62 

Committees, Special- 
Address to President of United 

States 65 

Petition of William Rabb 73 

Resolution concerning Major 

Moredock 65 

Petition presented 

William Rabb 73 

President pro tern 



JURORS 

Act concerning 79,82 



KASKASKIA 

Legislature meets at 



KENTUCKY 

Letter from Governor of 76 



LAWS 

Act declaring what in force 66,70 

Printing of 77, 78. 79, 82, 83 



LAWS AND JOURNALS 
Message from House. 



LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL 

Meeting of 

Members present at meeting of 
Prorogation 



LETTER 

From Governor Skelby of 

tucky 

From Secretary of War 



Ken- 



77 



LETTERS 

Read by Governor to Council. 



MADISON COUNTY 
Member from ... 



n 



MEMORIAL 

?o Congress 80.81 
o Delegate In Congress 77. 78. 81 

To Governor 66 



MENARD. PIERRE 

Present 

Committee. Joint- 
Stationery, etc 

Committee, Special- 
Contest of Todd vs. Biggs 

Attends and presides 

Called to Chair 

Elected President of Council. 



62 

64 
70 
63 
64 
Unable tVpfesfcFe". ". .~ .T.7. . . . . ..... 66 



MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR Page. 

Concerning Address to President 

of United States 70 

Concerning approval of bills 70. 76 

Concerning payment of Militia and 

Rangers 77 

Concerning veto of act relating to 

courts 76 

MESSAGES FROM HOUSE 

Concerning Address to President.. 67 

Concerning adjournment 83 

Concerning bill to repeal part of 

certain act 67 

Concerning Doorkeeper and his du- 
ties 63 

Concerning Governor Shelby's let- 
ter 76 

Concerning joint rules 65 

Concerning Memorial to Congres- 
sional Delegate 74 

Concerning organization of House. 63 

Concerning printing of laws 77 

Concerning purchase of stationery. 62 
Concerning resolution to Congres- 
sional Delegate 74 

Concerning Territorial laws 66 

MILITIA 

Act concerning 70,71,72.83.84 

Message concerning payment of ... 75 
Moredock, Major, to command 
Rangers 65 

MILLS AND MILLERS 

Act concerning 74,77,82 



MOREDOCK, MAJOR JOHN 

To command mounted Rangers 



MOUNTED RANGERS 

Major Moredock to command 
Payment of 



65 



77 



OFFICERS, PUBLIC 

Act fixing salaries 

Attorney General, fees and salaries 



PEORIA 

Captain Allen to command garri- 
son 65, 66 

PETITION 

Major Moredock's Rangers 66 

Rabb. William 73 

Wright' Peggy 77.78 

PIGGOTT, JAMES, HEIRS OF 

Ancient ferry opposite St. Louis... 79,80 

PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL 

Election of 64 



PRESIDENT Pro Tern. 

Biggg, William, appointed 

Biggs. William, declined to act 

Election of 

Judy, Samuel. Acting 

Ferguson. Thomas, Acting 72 

PRESIDENT. UNITED STATES 

Address to concerning Indians 65. 66 
Reference to 65,66,67.77 



156 
Index Continued. 



PRINTING 
Laws, etc. 



Pa 



rage. 

78,79,82 



PROROGATION 

Of Legislature by the Governor 85 

PUBLIC LANDS 

Resolution concerning sale 



PUBLIC OFFICERS 
Act fixing salaries. 



QUAKERS 

Act for relief of. 



70 



RABB, WILLIAM 

Petition of 75,76,77 

RANDOLPH COUNTY 

Member for 62 

Relief of Sheriff.... 70,74 



RANGERS, MOUNTED 

Major Moredock to command 

Message concerning payment of 



RECORDS, ANCIENT 

Removal and safe-keeping of. 



REPORTS 

(Committee on Mounted Rangers. 
Committee on Rules and Orders . 



RESOLUTIONS 

Concerning Address to President.. 65,67 

Concerning adjournmen t 83 

Concerning Engrossing and En- 
rolling Clerk 67,68 

Concerning General and Circuit 

Courts 65 

Concerning laws, printing of 77 

Concerning laws relating to elec- 
tions 63 

Concerning sales of public lands... 83 
Concerning Todd-Biggs contest ... 63.64 
Concerning appointment of joint 
committee 83 



HULKS. JOINT 
Adoption of 



RULES OF COUNCIL 

Committee appointed 

Committee report adopted. 



SALARIES 

Public officers, act fixing. 

SALES OF PUBLIC LANDS 
Resolution concerning ... 



65 



64 



SEALS TO PROCESS 

Act concerning 81,82 



SECRETARY OF WAR 
Mentioned in message 



SHELBY, GOVERNOR OF KENTUCKY 
Letter from, read in Council 



77 



76 



SPEAKER OF HOUSE 
Signature requested 



ST. CLAIR COUNTY 

Member for 

Place for holding court 
Relief of Sheriff of .. 



Page. 



62 

79 

70 

ST. Louis- 
Ferry opposite town of 79,80 

STEPHENSON, BENJAMIN (Stevenson ?) 
Act for relief of 70, 71, 72, 75, 78 

SWEARINGAN, THOMAS 

Elected Doorkeeper 



6:5 



TALBOTT, BENJAMIN 

Present 62 

Committees. Joint- 
Relief of Benjamin Stevenson.. 72 
To Wait on Governor 62, 63 

Committees, Special- 
Address to President 65 

General and Circuit Courts 65 

Petition of William Rabb 73 

Rules and Orders 63 

Petitions presented 63 

Rabb. William 73 

Todd, Thomas 63 

TAXATION- 
BUI levying tax on land 70, 72, 73, 74, 78 



TERRITORIAL LAWS 
House bill concerning 
Message concerning 
Declaring what are in force 



TERRITORIAL TREASURY 

Referred to 71,82 

THOMAS, JOHN 

Elected Clerk of Council 63 

Signature to Journal of Proceed- 
ings 85 

TRESPASS 

Actions of... 68 



PODD. THOMAS 

Petition of contest 63,64 



TRAMMEL, PHILIP 

House Member of Joint Committee 



VETO 

Bill concerning courts 



W 

WHITLOCK. LIEUTENANT 

Paymaster for Militia and Rangers 



63 



76 



77 



WILSON, ALEXANDER 

Joint Committee on Stationery, etc. 62,82 

WRIGHT, PEGGY 

Petition of 77,78 



WRIT OF ERROR. 



74 



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for other purposes I '" 


79 


79 




80 


81 


83 


84 


79 80 83 


An act authorizing the courts to draw on the 
Territorial Treasury 


8? 


8? 


8? 




82 








82 


An act supplemental to an act fixing the 




















places of holding courts in the several 




















counties 


84 


84 


84 


84 


84 


84 


81 


85 




FEES AND SALARIES. 




















An act regulating the fees and salary of the 
Attorney General 


ff> 


8? 


8? 












82 


An act to repeal part of an act regulating 
the fees of certain officers 


84 


84 


84 


84 


84 


84 


oe 


85 









HOUSE BILLS IN COUNCIL. 





9 


2 


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B 

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Title. 


T3 
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3 


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Other Proceed- 
ings. 




i 


D 
K 


: S, 


S. 




J 


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APPROPRIATIONS. 


















An act making appropriations of money for 
the ensuing year and for other purposes... 


80 


80 


80 


.... 


82 


.... 


84 


80,81,82 


ATTORNEYS. 


















An act regulating the admission and prac- 
tice of attorneys... 


68 


68 






68 






68... 



158 



House Bills in Council Continued, 



Title. 


Reported 


3 

3 

5' 

*3 


J$ 
a % 
g 

& 

3 


i! 

3 


| Passed 


Enrolled... 


Approved . 


Other Proceed- 
ings. 




: 9- 








COURTS. 

An act concerning the clerk's fees in the 
Court of Chancery and for other purposes. 

Au ac*; to fix the place of holding courts in 
the several counties 


84 
76 

80 
84 

69 
71 

69 
73 
80 

79 
73 

81 
79 

82 
66 

84 
82 


84 
76 
80 
84 

69 
72 

69 
73 

80 

79 

73 

81 
79 

83 
66 

84 
83 


84 
76 
80 
84 

69 


84 

84 


84 
79 
81 

84 

71 
76 

71 

77 
81 

80 

78 

81 
79 

83 
67 

84 
83 


84 
82 
83 

84 

78 
83 

75 
83 
83 

84 
82 

83 
82 

84 

84 
83 


85 
82 

85 

84 
76 

84 

84 
82 

84 

82 

85 
70 

84 
84 


t 
84 


76 78 79 80 


An act authorizing the appointment of county 
commissioners and for other purposes 

An act supplemental to the act entitled, "An 
act concerning the General Courts" 


80,81 


An act regulating the practice in the General 
Court and Courts of Common Pleas and for 
other purposes . 


69 70 71 72 74 76 


An act concerning the General Court 

An act concerning the Courts of Common 
Pleas and fixing the time of holding the 
terms in. the several counties 


77,80 


74,75,76,77,78,84,85 
69 71 75 


70 
73 

80 

79 
75 

81 
79 

83 
66 

84 
83 


81 

79 

84 
83 


ELECTIONS. 
An act regulating elections 


73,75,76,77,78 


FINES AND FORFEITURES. 
An act concerning fines and forfeitures 


FERRIES. 

An act to amend an act to establish and reg- 
ulate ferries 


79 80 


FRAUDS. 
An act concerning frauds 


73,75,78,79 


GAMING. 

An act to repeal the act to prevent unlawful 
gaming 




JURIES. 




LAWS. 
An act for printing the laws of this Territory 

An act declaring what laws are in force in 
this Territory 




66,67,70 


MILITIA. 
An act to amend the militia laws of this Ter- 


83,84 


An act supplemental to the several laws con- 
cerning the militia ... 





159 
House Bills in Council Cone 'i. Jed. 



Title. " 


Reported .... 


First reading 


"1 

- 

i 


i 


Passed 


Enrolled 


Approved ... 


Other Proceed- 
ings. 


MILLS AND MILLERS. 


















An act to amend the act entitled, "An act 


















regulating grist mills and millers and for 




















74 




74 




71 


8? 


8? 


74,77 


PROCEEDINGS. 


















An act concerning proceedings in civil cases. 


73 


73 


73 


.... 


75 


.... 


76 


75 


RECORDS. 


















An act for the safe-keeping of the ancient 
records of this '.Territory 


81 


81 


81 




81 


83 


84 




RELIEF. 


















An act to amend the several laws concerning 
the militia and for the relief of Quakers, 


















Dunkards etc 


70 


71 


72 








76 71 72 


An act for the relief of the sheriffs of Ran- 


















doloh and St. Clair counties 


69 


69 


69 




70 




75 69. 70. 71 


An act for the relief of Benjamin Stevenson 
and for other purposes 


70 


71 


71 




71 


78 




71, 72, 75 


REPEAL. 


















An act to repeal parts of certain acts and for 




















67 


67 






68 


69 




67,68,72.... 


SALARIES. 


















An act fixing the salaries of certain public 
officers for one year 


8? 


83 


83 




83 


83 


85 


83 


SEALS. 


















An act concerning seals to law process 


81 






81 


81 








TAXATION. 


















An act for levying and collecting a tax on 
land 


70 


70 


72 


73 


74 


78 


.... 


70,72.73.74,78 





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160 



INDEX TO JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENT- 
ATIVES OF ILLINOIS TERRITORY, 1812. 



ACTING GOVERNOR Pagre. 

To appoint Clerk of General Court. 104 

ACTUAL SETTLERS 

Resolution for protection of 110 

ADDRESS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Concerning land sales 118 



ADDRESS TO GOVERNOR 

Committee to draft and frame 

Delivered to Clerk , 

Read in the House , 



Address to President United States... 



ADJOURNMENT 

Final 125 

Referred to in Governor's message. 89 

Resolution concerning 122 

ALLEN, CAPTAIN WILLIAM O. 

Petition concerning 94 



ANCIENT RECORDS 

Removal and safe-keeping of Bill. 



117 



APPROPRIATIONS 

Bill introduced 113 

APPROVAL OP BILLS 
By Governor- 
Rule providing for 94 

ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS 

Regulating admission and practice 

-Bill... 97 



BIGGS, WILLIAM 

Council member of joint committee95, 115 

Seat in Council contested 87 

BILLS INTRODUCED 

Altering fees of justices of the 

peace 110 

Ancient records of Territory 117 

Appropriations 113 

Attorneys and counselors 97 

Clerk's fees in courts of chancery. . 124 

Courts, Common Pleas 97,109 

Courts, General 124 

Declaring what laws are in force... 95 

Pines and forfeitures 116 

Fixing places for holding courts ... 109 

Fixing salaries of public officers ... 121 

Frauds 1 05 

Juries and jurors 115 

Jurisdiction of justices of the peace 97 

Militia laws 121, 124 

Printing laws of Territory 118 



BILLS INTRODUCED Page. 

Proceedings iu civil cases 105 

Punishment for petit larceny 98 

Quakers and Dunkards, relief of. . . 100 

Regulating election? 105 

Regulating ferries 112 

Regulating practice in courts 100 

Repealing gaming laws 118 

Seals to process 117 

Taxation to raise Territorial fund. . 100 

To repeal parts of certain acts 96 

BILLS- 
HOW to be engrossed 93 

Rules governing passage, etc 93 

To be signed by Speaker and Presi- 
dent of Council 94 

BOND 

Clerk of General Court 104 

Required of members 87 

BOND. SHADRACH 

Delegate in Congress Mention 102 

BRIGADE INSPECTOR 

Compensation of 106 

Referred to 102 

Petition to compensate 96 

BRIGADIER GENERAL 

Certificate required to pay-roll ....102,106 

BRITISH INTRIGUES 

Mentioned in Governor's message . 89 



CAHOKIA 

Referred to Resolution 104 

CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION 

Mr. Wilson presented 114 

Produced by members elect 86 

CHANCERY 

Clerks fees in courts of Bill 124 

CIRCUIT COURTS 

Indiana laws repealed 112 

CIVIL CASES 

Proceedings in-Bill 105 

CLERK, COURTS OF CHANCERY 

Fees regulated 124 

CLERK, COURT COMMON PLEAS 

To receive and keep Legislative 
journals 120 

CLERK. COURT, GENERAL 

Bond and security required 104 



161 
Index Continued. 



CLERK OF HOUSE 
Election of 



Page. 

87 



CLERK, pro tern 

Messinger. John, appointed 



COLLEGE TOWNSHIP 

Selection of-Mention 119 

COMMITTEES, CONFERENCE 

Relief of Benjamin Stephenson 106 

Report on relief of Benj. Stephen- 
son 110 

COMMITTEES, JOINT 

Enrolled bills, provided for 94 

Stationery and supplies 86 

To wait on Governor 88. 113. 122 

COMMITTEES, SPECIAL 

Credentials of members 86 

To consider petition of Benj Ste- 
phenson 96 

To determine eligibility of mem- 
bers 87 

To draft system of taxation 94 

To examine Indiana statutes, etc. . . 91 
To fix seats of justice in several 

counties 91 

To frame address to Governor 90 

To present address to Governor 91 

To report on punishment of con- 
victs 99 

To report on what laws are in force 95 

COMMITTEE OP WHOLE 

Ancient records 118, 119 

Appointment of county commis 

sioners 114 

Appropriations 117 

Courts Common Pleas 100.108 

Courts, fixing terms of 98 

Fees of justices of peace Ill 

Frauds 105 

Grist mills and millers 108 

Jurisdiction of justices of the peace 99 

Militia laws, etc 101 

Printing of territorial laws 120 

Regulating General Court 102. 103 

Relief of Benjamin Stephenson 101 

Repeal of parts of certain acts of 

96.97.100 

Resolution and memorial to Con- 
gress 108 

Rules governing committee of the 

whole 93 

Salaries of public officers 121 

Taxation of land lOt 

Territorial laws now in force 95 

Vesting judges with chancery pow- 
ers 104 

COMMISSIONERS 

Appointment of by Courts of Com- 
mon Pleas 109 

CONGRESS 

Act of 1802 concerning Ohio salines. 119 
Petition to, concerning defense of 

frontier 96 

Petition of Peggy Wright ..114,115 

CONTEST 

Biggs and Todd for seat in Council. 87 

CONVICTS 

Allowed choice of punishment- 
Bill .. 98 



COUNCIL Page. 

Concurs in adoption of joint rules. . 95 

Contest Biggs and Todd 87 

Organization of Message 88 

Proceedings referred to 113 

COUNCIL BILLS 

Reported to House 123 

COUNTIES 

Gallatin Member for 86 

Gallatin Referred to 103 

Johnson Member for 86 

Johnson Place of holding court ... 116 

Johnson Referred to 103 

Madison Member for 86 

Madison Referred to 103 

New ones without courts 89 

Randolph Member for 86 

Randolph Relief of Sheriff .... 96. 100. 101 

Randolph Referred to 103 

t. Clair Member for 86 

t. Clair Place of holding courts. . 116 

St. Clair Referred to 103 

Time nd place of holding courts . . 91 

COURTS 

Bill concerning reconsidered 114 

Bill concerning vetoed 113 

Must be provided tor new counties. 89 

COURTS, CHANCERY 

Clerks' fees-Bill 124 

Referred to 1 00 

COURTS, COMMON PLEAS 

Fixing time of terms in several 

counties 97 

Practice in regulated Bill 100 

Thomas. John. Judge for St. Clair 

county 87 

To appoint county commissioners- 
Bill 109 

To try errors of magistrates Bill.. 108 

Veto of bill concerning 113 

COURTS. GENERAL 

Clerk to be appointed 104 

Practice regulated Bill 100 

Supplemental bill concerning 124 

To meet at Kaskaskia 104 

Veto of bill concerning 113 

CREDENTIALS 

Committee appointed 86 



DEBATE 

Rules governing. 



DEED OR BOND 

Required of members 

DEFENSE OF FRONTIER 
Governor's address. . . 



DELEGATE IN CONGRESS 

Memorial to 110. 118 

Message from Council 115 

Petition of Peggy Wright 115 

Requested to favor negro labor 119 

DOORKEEPER 

Duties denned 88 

Election of 87,88 

To act for both houses 88 

Van Swearingen. Thomas, ap- 
pointed 86 



162 
Index Continued . 



DUNKARDS Page. 

Act for relief of... 100 



EDWARDS, GOVERNOR. NINIAN 

Reply to addresses of House 95 

Signs Journal of the House 126 

ELECTION 

Clerk of House 87 

Doorkeeper of House 87-88 

Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk. . . 99 

Speaker of House 87 

ELECTION CERTIFICATES 

Produced by members 86 

Produced by Mr. Wilson 114 

ELECTIONS 

Bill to regulate 105 



ELIGIBILITY OF MEMBERS 
Committee to investigate . . . 
Must own 200 acres of land. 



ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING CLERK 
Election of. 



Humphreys, Edward, elected. 
Resolution concerning 



ENGROSSED BILLS 
Committee's duties. 

ENGROSSING BILLS 
Rules governing 



ENROLLED BILLS 

Approved by Governor. . 102, 111, 117, 
121. 122, 

Compared by Committee. 98, 101. 111. 
115,121,122,123, 

Mr. Biggs, Council member of Com- 
mittee 

Presented to Governor. . 102, 112. 121. 
122,123, 

Reconsideration of 

feigned by Speaker.. 109, 111, 115, 121, 
122, 123, 

Vetoed by Governor 

ENROLLMENTS 

Mr. Wilson, House member of Com- 
mittee 

EUSTIS, HON. WILLIAM 

Secretary of War Mention 



94 



96 
114 



FERRIES 

Establishing and regulating Bill 112 

FERGUSON. THOMAS 

Council member of Conference 
Committee 106 



FINES AND FORFEITURES 
Bill concerning 



FIRES 

To be kept up by Doorkeeper. 

FIREWOOD 

Mr. Wilson to purchase 



116 



100 



FISHER, GEORGE, MEMBER FROM RAN- 
DOLPH Page. 

Present at opening 86 

Elected Speaker 87 

Speaker pro tern 86 

FRONTIER, DEFENSE OF 

Governor's message 88 

FORT AT PEORIA 

Resolution concerning 96 



FRAUDS 

Bill concerning 105 



GALLATIN COUNTY 

Members for 

Seat of Justice to be fixed. 



GAMING 

To repeal law prohibiting 118 



GENERAL ASSEMBLY, FIRST 

Adjournment of 125 

Custody of Journals 120 

Meeting of the First, at Kaskaskia. 86 

Prorogued by Governor 125 



GENERAL COURT 
Bill to regulate . . 
Vesting judges 
powers 



with chancery 



101 
90 



GOVERNOR 

Address to General Assembly 88 

Approves bills.. . . 102, 111, 112, 117, 121. 

122, 124, 125 

Bills presented to 102, 112, 122, 123. 124 

Committee to Wait on 88, 113, 122 

Commander of expedition against 

Indians 114 

Fixes day of meeting of First Gen- 
eral Assembly 86 

Informed that General Assembly is 

ready to adjourn 125 

Message from 102, 111, 112. 114, 116, 117 

Memorial and resolution trans- 
mitted to 96 

Message and resolution trans- 
mitted by 102 

Prorogues General Assembly 125 

Reply to address of House of Rep- 
resentatives 95 

Requested to transmit address, etc. 97 

To approve and sign bills 94 

To compile laws for printer 113 

GRAMMER. JOHN, MEMBER FROM JOHN 
SON (GRAMMAR.) 

Present at opening 86 

Committees, Special- 
Petition Ben j. Stevenson 96 

Seats of Justice, etc 91 

Bills Introduced 

Amending militia laws 100 

Regulating practice in courts. . . 100 

GREENUP, WILLIAM C. 

Elected Clerk of the House 87 

Signature to Journal 125 



HUMPHREYS. EDWARD 
Elected E 



Clerk... 



ngrossing and Enrolling 



163 
Index Continued . 



ILLINOIS RIVER 

Referred to in petition 



INDIANA TERRITORY 

Certain laws to govern Illinois 
courts 

Laws concerning circuit courts re- 
pealed 

Laws referred to 

Rules of Legislature adopted 

INDIAN HOSTILITIES 

Address to President concerning .. 

INDIANS 

Mentioned in Governor's message . 
Sacs referred to 



IMPROVEMENTS 
On public lands 



104 

112 
91 
86 



110 



JOHNSON COUNTY 

M ember for 86 

Seat of justice of .- 116 

Time and place of holding courts . . 91 



JOINT RULES 

Concurred in by Council.. 
Entered in House Journal 
Transmitted to Council . . . 



JOINT SESSION 

Election of Engrossing and Enroll- 
ing Clerk 99 

Preceding adjournment 125 

To receive communication from 
Governor 88 

JONES, WILLIAM, MEMBER FROM MADI- 
SON COUNTY 

Present at opening 86 

Committees, Special- 
Credentials 86 

Petitition of Benjamin Steven- 
son 96 

Punishment of Convicts 99 

Seats of Justice of Various 

Counties 91 

To Wait on Governor 91 

Bills Introduced 

Concerning punishment for 

petit larceny 98 

Extending jurisdiction of just- 
ices of the peace 97 

General court, terms; etc 101 

Sneaker, protem 90. 96. 102 

JOURNALS. LEGISLATIVE 

Custody of 120,122 

JURORS 

Bills concerning 115 

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE 

Altering fees of Bill 110 

Extending jurisdiction of Bill 97 



KASKASKIA 

General court to meet at 104 

Place of meeting of first General 
Assembly 4 86 



KASKASKIA Page. 
Referred to in Governor's mes- 
sage 89 

Road to Shawneetown mention 119 

KENTUCKY 

Aid promised by Governor of 89 

Governor of, mentioned in roes- 



Letter from Governor of Mention 113 
Negro laborers fromResolution.. 119 



LABOR AND LABORERS 

Supply and demand in Territory..-. 119 

LANDS, PUBLIC 

Allotted to regular soldiers 110 

Improvements on by settlers 110 

Memorial to Congress concerning 

sale of 108,109 

Sales of, address concerning 118 

Speculators in, mention Resolu- 

lution 110 

LAND SPECULATORS 

Mention in resolution 110 

Referredto 109 

LAND SALES 

Address concerning 100 

Memorial to Congress 108. 109 

To speculators 110 

LAND TAX 

Bill providingfor 100 

LAWS 

Declaring what are in force Bill... 95 
Enacted by Governor and Judges . 91 
Of Indiana Territory 91.104,112 

LAWS OF ILLINOIS TERRITORY 

Enacted by Governor and Judges.. 91 

Printing of 113. 115, 116, 118 

What are in force 91,95 

LAWS OF INDIANA TERRITORY 

Concerning circuit courts, repeal of 112 

General court to be governed by 104 

Statutes to be examined 91 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE 

Asked by Speaker 97.115 

Granted to Speaker 97, 115 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL 

Concurs in adoption of Joint Rules 95 

Contest of Todd vs. Biggs 87 

Informed of organization of House 88 

Proceedings referred to 113 

LEGISLATIVE JOURNALS 

Custody of 120,122 

Letter 

From Governor Edwards 

From Governor Shelby of Kentucky 113 

LETTERS 

Copies transmitted by Governor 89 

LIST 

Of members present at opening 
session 86 



164 
Index Continued . 



M 

MADISON COUNTY 

Member from 

Referred to 

Time and place of holding: courts. 

MEMBERS OF HOUSE 

List of those present at opening. . . 
Produce certificates... 



MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS 

Concerning: sale of public lands 

MEMORIALS 

Delivered to Governor 

To Delegate in Congress 

MESSAGE. COUNCIL 

Address to President of U. S 

Adjournment 

Doorkeeper, election and duties of. 

Engrossing and enrolling clerk 

Joint rules 

Major John Moredock 

Organization of council 

Petitition to Secretary of War 

Sale of public lands '. 

Stationery, purchase of ; . . 

Tax on land... 



91 



108 



118 



97 
122 

88 
99 
95 
95 
88 
95 
115 
86 



MESSAGE, GOVERNOR 

Addresses transmitted as requested 102 

Approving bills 111. 112, 117. 122. 124 

Payment of militia and rangers 114 

Printing laws of Territory 116 

MESSIVGER, JOHN 

Appointed Clerk pro tern 86 



MILITIA 

Bill to amend laws 100,121.124 

Payment of 114 

Remuneration of 97 

MILLS AND MILLERS 

Bill concerning 106 



MOREDOCK, MAJOR JOHN 

Petition concerning 

To raise and command troops. 



MOUNTED TROOPS 
To defend frontier. 



95 

MUSKINGUM RIVER 

Referred to in resolution 118 



NEGRO LABOR 
Introduction 
vored 



from Kentucky fa- 



OFFICERS. PUBLIC 
Bill to fix salaries. 



119 



121 



OGLESBY, JOSHUA (Member from St. 
Clair) 

Present, opening session 86 

Committees, special- 
Address to Governor... 90 

Credentials 86 

Eligibility of Members 87 

Territorinl Laws 95 

Territorial Taxation System ... 94 

To wait on Governor 122 



OGLESBY, JOSHUA Continued. 
Bills introduced 

Altering fees of Justices of the 

Peace 

Ancient records, preservation of 
Appointment of commissioners. 
Courts, fixing places of holding 
Fines and forfeitures 

OHIO RIVER 

Road from to Kaskaskia mention. 

OHIO. STATE OF 

Referred to, resolution 



OPINIONS OF JUDGES 

To be written and recorded. 

ORDER 

Rules governing 

ORDERS 

Signed and treated as bills . 

ORDINANCE OF 1804 

Referred to in resolution . . . 



ORGANIZATION 

Of council Message 

Of House of Representatives 



110 
117 
109- 
109- 
116 



119- 
119 

10* 
94 
94 

119 1 



PAPERS. OFFICIAL 

Joint rule concerning 



PETITION 

Benjamin Stephen^on. relief .. 

Captain William O. Allen 

Defense of frontier 

Fort at Peoria 

Major John Moredock 

Peggy Wright 

President of the United States 
Secretary of War 



PETIT LARCENY 

Punishment of Bill 



94 
96 
94 
95 
115 

m 

94 



M 



PEORIA 

Fort petitioned for 

Resolutions concerning fort at 



PEORIA LAKE 

Expedition to mention ............. lit 

PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL 

Appears in House ................... 125- 

Required to sign bills ............... 94 

To sign addresses to President of 
the United States .................. 97 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 

Address transmitted to ............. 102 

PRE-EMPTION RIGHTS 

Of actual settlers .................... 119 



PRINTING 

Laws of territory ........... 113, 115, 1 16. 118 

PROCLAMATION: 

Creating new counties .............. 89 

PROROGATION : 

Of General Assembly ................ 125 

PUBLIC LANDS 

Allotted to regular soldiers ......... 110 

Pre-emption rights of actual set- 
tlers ................................ HO 

Sale of-referred to ................ 108. 109 

Unexampled delay of pale of ........ 109- 



165 
Index Continued. 



PUBLIC OFFICERS 
Salaries fixed Bill. 



QUAKERS 

L__. Relief of -Bill 



QUORUM 

fc^ Of both, houses present 

fc;^ Present first day 



Page. 
121 



100 



BANDOLPH COUNTY 

4^ Bill for relief of sheriff of 100 

Clerk of court of common Pleas 

E23 to keep journals 120 

Memberfor 86 

Petition for relief of sheriff 96. 100 

Referred to in resolution 122 

Relief of sheriff 101 

Time and place of holding courts . . 91 

RANGERS 

Payment of 114 

RECONSIDERATION 

Of enrolled bill . 114 

Of bill to repeal certain laws 106 

RECORD 

Of judicial opinions required 104 

RECORDS, ANCIENT 

Removal, etc.. Bill 117 

RECORDS, LEGISLATIVE 

..A Custody of 120,122 

REGULAR SOLDIERS 

Land allottedto 110 

RELIEF 

Benjamin Stephenson- Bill 101 

Sheriffs of Randolph and St. Clair 

counties 96, 100. 101 

Peggy Wright 114,115 

REPEAL 

Indiana laws concerning courts 112 

Parts of certain acts - 96 

RESOLUTIONS 

Biggs-Todd contest 87 

Custody of Legislative journals 122 

Delivered to Governor 96 

Doorkeeper, election and duties 88 

Engrossing and enrolling clerk 99 

Fort at Peoria 96 

Joint election of engrossing and 

enrolling clerk 98 

Land sales 118 

Printing of laws 113 

Rules governing 94 

Sales of public lands 108.109 

Signed and treated as bills 94 

Signing and transmitting address, 

etc 97 

ROAD 

Kaskaskia and Shawneetown 119 

Federal aid asked 119 

RULES. JOINT 

Transmitted to council 94 



Kt I.KS OF DECORUM - 

Code adopted 87 



RULES OF THE HOUSE 
Entered on journal. 



Page. 
91 



RUSSELL. CAPTAIN 

Mentioned in Governor's message. 



SAC INDIANS 

Referred to in Governor's message. 89 

SALES OF PUBLIC LANDS 

Causes of postponement 109 

SA 



8! 



RIES 

certain public officers Bill 121 

SALINE 

Employment of slaves from Ken- 
tucky 119 

Mentioned in address and resolu- 
tions 119 

Ohio-Saline mention 119 

Shawneetown-Saline mentioned... 119 

SALINE CREEK-- 

Referred to in resolution 119 

SAVAGE NEIGHBORS 

Mentioned in Governor's message. 88 
Referred to in resolution 110 

SCIOTA RIVER 

Mentioned in resolution 119 

SEALS TO LAW PROCESS 

Bill concerning 117 

SECRETARY OF TERRITORY 

To have custody of' Legislative 
Journals 122 

SECRETARY OF TREASURY 

Referred to in resolution 119 

SECRETARY OF WAR 

Communication from 114 

Mentioned in Governor's message . 89 

Petitioned for fort at Peoria 94 

SESSION. JOINT 

Election of Doorkeeper 88 

For hearing Governor's address ... 88 

Preceding final adjournment 125 

SHAWNEBTOWN 

Road from to Salines 119 

Road to Kaskaskia 119 

SHELBY. GOVERNOR 

Letter from to Governor Edwards 
-Mention 89, 113 

SHORT, JACOB. MEMBER FROM ST. 
CLAIR COUNTY 

Present at opening session 86 

Chairman, Committee of Whole .... 121 

Chosen Speaker pro tern 115 

Committees. Special- 
Credentials 86 

Eligibility of Members 87 

Seats of Justice, etc 91 

To Carry Address to Governor . 91 
Bills Introduced- 

Courts of Common Pleas, fixing 

terms of 97 

Courts of Common Pleas, to try 
errors, etc 108 



166 
Index Continued. 



SHORT, JACOB, MEMBER FROM ST. 
CLAIR Page. 

Establishing and regulating: 

ferries 112 

Petition Presented 

Peggy Wright, relief of 114 

Resolution Offered 

Sale of public lands 108 

SLAVES, FROM KENTUCKY 

Labor needed on Salines 119 

SPEAKER 

Asks leave of absence 115 

Election of 87 

Obtains leave of absence 97 

Required to sign bills 94 

Rules governing 91 

Signs bills 109, 111, 115, 121, 122, 123, 124 

To sign address to President 97 

SPEAKER, vro tern. 

Mr. Fisher chosen 86 

Mr. Jones chosen 90,96,102 

Mr. Short chosen 115 

Mr. Wilson chosen 97;112 

SPECULATORS 

In publ ic lands mentioned 109, 110 



STATIONERY 

Purchase authorized 



87 



ST. CLAIR COUNTY 

Court of Common Pleas in 87 

Members for 86, 87 

Place for holding courts 116 

Time and place of holding courts . . 91 

STEVENSON, BENJAMIN (STEPHENSON). 

Petition for relief of 96,100 

Relief of, bill concerning 100. 101, 117 

SUFFRAGE 

Extension of right of 88 



SWEEPING 

To be done by Doorkeeper. 



TAXATION 

System of for Territory 94 

To rai se Territorial fund 94 

TAX ON LANDS- 
BUI concerning 100 

TERRITORIAL FUND 

Committee appointed to devise sys- 
tem for securing 

To be raised by taxation Bill 100 



TERRITORIAL LAWS Page. 

Enacted by Governor and judges . . 91 

Printing of 113, 115. 116. 118 

What are in force... ...91.95 



TERRITORY 

Ancient records of 117 

Secretary of, to have custody of 
journals 122 

THOMAS, JOHN 

Judge of court common pleas 87 

Secretary of Legislative council ... 86 



TRAMMEL, PHILIP (Member from Gal- 
latin) Page. 

Present at opening session 86 

Committees, Special- 
Address to Governor 90 

Credentials of members 86 

Eligibility of members 87 

Punishment of convicts 99 

Territorial laws 91 

Territorial taxation system 94 

To wait on Governor 88 

Bills introduced 

Attorneys and counselors 97 

Clerks fees in courts of chan- 
cery 115 

Courts General 124 

Elections Regulation of 105 

Jurors 115 

Militia- Amending laws 121, 124 

Taxation, to raise territorial 

fund.. 100 



TROOPS MOUNTED 
To defend frontier. 



95 



UNITED STATES INFANTRY 

24th regiment referred to 94 



VAN SWEARINGEN, THOMAS 

Appointed doorkeeper, pro tern. 
Elected doorkeeper 



Message from council concerning. . 113 

Message from Governor concerning 113 

VOLUNTEERS 

Their services commended HO 






167 


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WATER 



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To be supplied by door keeper 88 

WHITLOCK. LIEUTENANT 

Paymaster for district mention.. . . 114 

WILSON, ALEXANDER. (MEMBER FROM 
GALLATIN) 

Present, at opening 1 session 86 

Speaker, pro tern 97,112 

Committees Conference- 
Relief of Benjamin Stephenson. 106 

Committees Joint- 
Enrollments 96 

To purchase stationery 86 

To wait on Governor 113 

'Committees special- 
Firewood 100 

Petition of Benj. Stephenson ... 96 

Territorial laws 91,95 

Territorial system of taxation.. 94 



WILSON, ALEXANDER Concluded. Page 

Bills introduced 

Appropriations 113 

Concerning: frauds 105 

Fixing salaries, etc 121 

Mills and millers 106 

Printing laws 118 

Proceedings in civil cases 105 

Relief of Benjamin Steohenson. 100 
Relief of sheriffs of Randolph 

and St. Clair counties 100 

Seals to law process 117 

To repeal gaming law 118 

Memorial presented 

To delegate in Congress 118 

Resolutions offered 

Adjournment 122 

Printing territorial laws 113 

Safe keeping of Legislative 

journals 122 

Leaves certificate of election at 

home 87 

Presents certificate of election 114 

Without credentials 86 

WOOD- 
TO be furnished by doorlkeeper 88 

WRIGHT, PEGGY 

Petition transmitted to Congress .. 115 

Relief of 113,114,115 

WRIGHT, CAPTAIN TOLOVER 

Widow and orphans of 114 



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APPROPRIATIONS. 




















An act making appropriations of money for 
the ensuing year and for other purposes . . 


113 


113 


115 


117 


117 


120 


123 


124 


115,117.121 


ATTORNEYS. 




















An act regulate the admission and practice 




















of attorneys 


97 


97 


98 


99 


99 


100 






98,100 


CONVICTS. 




















An act allowing persons convicted of lar- 
ceny the right of choice of punishment 


98 


98 


99 


100 


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.... 


.... 


99,100 


COURTS. 




















An act concerning the clerk's fees in the 




















Court of Chancery and for other purposes. 


124 


124 


124 


124 


124 


124 


124 


125 




An act to fix the place of holding courts in 




















the several counties 


109 


109 


111 


111 


111 


116 


121 


121 


111,116,117 


An act authorizing the appointment of 
county commissioners and for other pur- 




















poses . 


109 


109 


111 


117 


117 


120 


122 


122 


112,114,120 


An act supplemental to the act entitled, "An 
act concerning the General Court" 


124 


124 


124 


124 


124 


124 


124 


124 




An act regulating the practice in the Gen- 
eral Court and Courts of Common Pleas 




















and for other purposes 


100 


100 


101 


101 


101 


104 


122 


123 


104,105,117 


An act vesting the Courts of Common Pleas 
with power to try errors of justices of the 




















peace 


108 


108 


108 












108 


An act concerning the General Court .... 


101 


101 


102 


104 


104 


112 


123 


123 


103,112.113,115. 


An concerning the Courts of Common Pleas 




















and fixing the time of holding terms in 




















the several counties , 


97 


97 


97 


101 


102 








98, 99. 100, 101. 




















105,107 


ELECTIONS. 




















An act regulating elect ions 


105 


105 


107 


107 


108 


114 


122 


122 


06,114,115 


FINES AND FORFEITURES. 




















An act concerning fines and forfeitures . . . 


116 


116 


116 


118 


118 


118 


123 


123 





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Introducen . . 


First reading 


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Enrolled 


Approved . 


Other Pro- 
ceedings. 


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FERRIES. 




















An act to amend an act to establish and reg- 
ulate ferries 


112 
106 


112 
105 


115 
105 


116 
107 


116 
107 


117 
115 


123 
121 


123 
121 


116 117 


FRAUDS. 
An act concerning fraud ? 


105.107.115,116. 


GAMING. 


An act to rep'eal the act to prevent unlawful 


118 
115 


118 
115 


118 
116 


120 
116 


120 
116 


120 
117 


123 
121 


123 
121 




JURIES. 
An act concerning juries 




JUSTICES OF THE PEACE. 




An act to extend the jurisdiction of justices 


97 
110 


97 
110 


97 
111 












99 


Act altering: fees of justices of the peace.*... 
LAWS. 












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An act for printing: the laws of this Terri- 
tory.. 


118 
95 


118 
95 


120 
96 


121 
96 


121 
96 


122 
98 


123 

98 


124 
102 


120 


An act declaring what laws are in force in 
the Illinois Territory 


95.96.98.99.... 


MILITIA. 


An act to amend the militia laws of this Ter- 
ritory 


124 
121 


124 
121 


124 
121 


124 
121 


124 
121 


124 
122 


124 
122 


126 
123 




An act supplemental to the several laws 




MILLS AND MILLERS. 




An act to amend the act entitled, "An act 
regulating grist mills and millers and for 


106 
105 


107 
105 


108 
106 


109 
107 


109 
107 


115 
111 


121 
111 


121 
112 


108 115 


PROCEEDINGS. 
An act concerning proceedings in civil cases 

RECORDS. 






An act for the safe keeping of the ancient 


:n 


117 


118 


120 


120 


120 


123 


123 


118.119... 



170 



Record of House Bills Concluded . 



Title. 


Introduced . . 


First reading 


Second read- 
ing . 


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Council rep't 


Enrolled 


Approved ... 


Other pro- 
ceedings. 


RELIEF. 




















.An act to amend the several laws concerning 
the militia and for the relief of Quakers, 




















Dunkards, etc 


IOC 


IOC 


101 


103 


103 


107 






101 102 103 


.An act for the relief of the sheriffs of Ran- 




















dolph and St. Clair counties 


100 


100 


101 


101 


101 


104 


108 


Ill KM Hl'l 


An act for the relief of Benjamin Stephen- 
son and for other purposes 


ton 


100 


101 


10 9 


10? 


111 


115 


117 


102 106 110 


REPEAL. 




















An act to repeal parts of certain acts and 
for other purposes 


% 


96 


96 


97 


97 


99 


101 




96 97 99 160 101 




















106 


SALARIES. 




















An act fixing the salaries of certain public 




















officers for one year 


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1 9 4 


121 


SEALS. 




















.An act concerning seals to law process 


117 


117 


118 


118 


118 


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TAXATION. 




















An act for levying and collecting a tax on 




















land 


100 


100 


101 


103 


103 


115 


115 


117 


101.102,109,115. 





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Enrolled 


Approved ... 


Other 
Proceedings 


COURTS. 

An act supplemental to the act entitled. "An 
act regulating the practice in the General 
court and courts of common pleas and for 
other purposes" 


117 

123 
101 

105 
123 


118 

123 
104 

105 
123 


118 

123 
104 

105 


'120 

123 

105 

105 


120 

123 
105 

105 


122 

124 
111 

111 


123 

124 
112 

112 


108,109,113,114 


An act supplemental to an act entitled, "An 
act to fix the places of holding courts in 
the several counties 


An act vesting the judges of the general 
court with chancery powers 


102,104,107 


An act regulating the courts of common 
pleas and fixing the time of holding terms 
in the several counties. . 


106,107 


FEES ANP SALARIES. 

An act to repeal part of an act entitled, "An 
act regulating the fees of certain officers." 


123 
















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