[1]   Illinois Advocate and State Register, January 28, 1835. Jesse B. Thomas, Jr., of Madison County, offered a preamble and resolution requiring the appointment of a joint select committee to report a bill fixing the ratio of apportionment of representation adapted to a census to be taken in 1835. Jacob Vandeventer of Schuyler County moved to lay the preamble and resolution on the table until July 4---the habitual motion when the matter was to be disposed of with finality---which was carried.


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