Illinois in 1818, Volume 1

Illinois Centennial Commission, 1917 - 362 pages
"This history will consist of the volume hereby presented, Illinois in 1818, which is preliminary to the Centennial History, which will consist of five volumes ..."--p. xix.

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Page 181 - Pennsylvania, and the said territorial line; provided however, and it is further understood and declared, that the boundaries of these three states shall be subject so far to be altered, that, if congress shall hereafter find it expedient, they shall have authority to form one or two states in that part of the said territory which lies north of an east and west line drawn through the southerly bend or extreme of lake Michigan.
Page 225 - ... be held by the patentees or their heirs, remain exempt from any tax laid by order or under the authority of the State, whether for State, county, township, or any other purpose, for the term of three years from and after the date of the patents, respectively.
Page 276 - There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in this State, otherwise than for the punishment of crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted; nor shall any male person, arrived at the age of twentyone years...
Page 180 - That the following articles shall be considered as articles of compact between the original states, and the people and states, in the said territory, and forever remain unalterable, unless by common consent, to wit: ARTICLE I.
Page 276 - Nor shall any indenture of any negro or mulatto hereafter made and executed, out of this state, or, if made in this state, where the term of service exceeds one year, be of the least validity, except those given in the case of apprenticeships.
Page 292 - ... a cordial, habitual and immovable attachment to it ; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity ; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety ; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned...
Page 268 - And whereas the ministers of the gospel are, by their profession, dedicated to the service of God, and the cure of souls, and ought not to be diverted from the great duties of their functions...
Page 136 - For and in Consideration of the sum of Four Hundred Dollars to me in hand Paid by...
Page 276 - ... unless such person shall enter into such indenture while in a state of perfect freedom, and on condition of a bona fide consideration received, or to be received for their service, except as before excepted.
Page 223 - P., is acknowledged by every one who has visited the place. Giving to the proposed State the port of Chicago, (embraced in the proposed limits,) will draw its attention to the opening of the communication between the .Illinois river and that place, and the improvement of that harbor.

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