[Springfield? 1860?]. 8pp, original printed wrappers [some wear, some separation along spine]. Stitched. Good+ or so.
A victory for government-sponsored internal improvements: the Illinois Supreme Court decides that the State Constitution allows "counties and cities to become share-holders in Rail Road Companies."
"The text of the important decision declaring that the Legislature of 1849 had full Constitutional warrant for its enactment authorizing counties and cities to become shareholders in pioneer railroad companies, and that county bonds issued under that law are valid obligations." Eberstadt [who records this under the authorship of Lorenzo Leland, Clerk of the Court].
107 Eberstadt 179. Item #9892