Item #38813 TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONVENED. Illinois.

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONVENED.

[Fulton County, Illinois: 1838]. Broadside, oblong 7-3/8" x 5-7/8." Margins cut down but text unaffected. A few fox spots, one hole in a blank portion [probably from opening]. About Very Good. Signed and dated in type at the end, "Fulton County, Oct. 1838."

OCLC 14147095 records this rare printed document, but without noting any locations. Byrd finds it at the Archives of the Illinois State Library. We haven't found it anywhere else.
Fulton County objects to a "petition" prepared "for presentation to your Honorable body, praying for the removal of the seat of justice of Fulton County from Lewistown, to Centerville." Lewistown, the County asserts, has been its "seat of Justice, by an act of the Legislature," since the County's organization. Moreover Lewistown, located near the center of the County, is most convenient for its residents.
The petition is brought by "a few owners of town sites, or speculators in town lots," who seek to override "the interest and convenience of a large majority of the citizens of the county." Byrd says that the petition failed, to the relief of Fulton County's "large majority."
Byrd 385 [1- I-Ar]. OCLC 14147095 [0 locations]. Not in Sabin, American Imprints, or the online sites of AAS, Newberry, University of Illinois, University of Chicago. Item #38813

Price: $450.00

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