Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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Bill Introduced in Illinois Legislature
to Supplement ``An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors . . .'' [1]

[December 12, 1835]

A bill for an act suplemental to an act entitled an act for the relief of insolvent debtors approved January 12th. 1829

SEC. 1 Be it enacted by the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That during the absence of the Judge of Probate from the county: and during the vacancy of the office of Judge of Probate, by death, resignation, or otherwise, in any county or counties of this State it shall be the duty of any Justice of the Peace of such county or counties, on application made to him, to perform all duties required of the Judges of Probate, by the act to which this is suplemental

SEC. 2 It shall be the duty of any sheriff or other officer having the custody of any person, to convey such person before some Justice of the Peace of the proper county, upon application made for that purpose: provided such person would have the right under the third section of the act to which this is suplemental, to demand his conveyance before the Judge of Probate

Annotation

[1]   AD, I-Ar. The bill passed without amendment on December 22, but died in the Senate judiciary committee.