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AN ACT to fix the times of holding courts in the fifth judicial circuit.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That hereafter the several circuit courts in said circuit shall be held at the following times, in each and every year, to-wit:

In force Jan. 26,

1865.

In the county of Pike, on the first Monday in March and Pike county. third Monday in September.

In the county of McDonough, on the third Monday in McDonough. March and first Monday in September.

In the county of Brown, on the first Monday in April and Brown. first Monday in October.

In the county of Schuyler, on the first Monday in May Schuyler. and third Monday in October.

And in the county of Fulton, on the third Monday in Fulton. April and first Monday in November.

cess valid.

§ 2. All summonses, subpoenas, writs, notices, declara- Returns of protions in ejectment, bonds, recognizances, venires, and process of every kind or description whatsoever, made and served for or returnable to the terms of said court, as now fixed by law, shall be sufficient for the terms in the several courts, respectively, occurring next thereafter and by virtue of the passage of this act, and be treated with like force and effect as if the same had been issued, given or made returnable to the several terms, as herein provided for; and whenever the period of one year shall expire, from the rendition of any judgment in ejectment, before holding the term of said court, as fixed by this act, whereby any party shall be prevented from making a motion to vacate such judgment and Motion to vacate for a new trial, under the provisions of the statute, it shall judgment, etc., and may be lawful to make such motion at the term fixed first occurring after the expiration of the year; and the like proceedings shall be had thereon as if the same had been made within the said period of one year.

§ 3. Upon the passage of this act, the secretary of state shall immediately transmit a copy thereof, duly certified, to the circuit clerks of each of said counties.

4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED January 26, 1865.

may be made.

Secretary State to clerks.

to send copies

1865.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act respecting the practice in chan- In force Feb. 16, cery in cases in the seventh judicial circuit, in this state," passed February 12, 1853, so that said act shall apply to the eleventh judicial circuit, in this

state.

SECTION I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the act entitled "An act respecting the practice in chancery in cases

circuit.

Act to be in force in the seventh judicial circuit in this state," passed February in 11th judicial 12, 1853, shall take effect and be in force in the eleventh judicial circuit, in this state, the same as though said act had been originally enacted for said eleventh judicial circuit.

§ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 16, 1865.

1865.

En force Feb. 16, AN ACT to change the time of holding courts in twelfth judicial circuit, and lessen the time of holding said court in the county of Wabash, of said circuit.

cial circuit.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That hereafter

Courts 12th judi- the circuit courts in the twelfth judicial circuit of the state of Illinois shall be held at the county seats of the respective counties thereof at the times following, to-wit:

Spring term.

Jefferson county

Wayne.

Edwards.

Wabash.

White.
Hamilton.

SPRING TERM.

In the county of Jefferson, on the first Monday in March. In the county of Wayne, on the second Mondays thereafter.

In the county of Edwards, on the second Mondays thereafter.

In the county of Wabash, on the first Mondays thereafter. In the county of White, on the first Mondays thereafter. And in the county of Hamilton, on the second Mordays thereafter.

Fall term.

Jefferson county

Wayne.

Edwards.

Wabash.

White.

Hamilton.

All processes returnable valid

FALL TERM.

In the county of Jefferson, on the second Monday of August.

In the county of Wayne, on the second Monday there

after.

In the county of Edwards, on the second Monday thereafter.

In the county of Wabash, on the first Monday thereafter. In the county of White, on the first Monday thereafter. And in the county of Hamilton, on the second Monday thereafter.

§ 2. All writs, subpoenas, recognizances, and all other ander this act. processes which may have been or may be issued and made returnable to the term of the circuit courts, in said counties, as heretofore required to be held, shall be deemed and taken to be returnable to said terms of the circuit court in said counties as herein required to be held; and all notices which

may have been given, either by publication or otherwise, with reference to the terms of said court, as heretofore required to be held, shall, by force of this act, refer to the terms of court required to be held under this act; and all proceedings pending in said courts shall be taken up and proceeded with, at the times herein specified for the holding of said courts, as if no alteration had been made in the times of holding said courts.

to send copies

§ 3. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state, within Secretary State twenty days after the passage of this act, to cause a certified to clerks. copy of the same to be transmitted to each of the clerks of

the circuit courts in said twelfth judicial circuit.

§ 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and

after its passage.

APPROVED February 16, 1865.

AN ACT to fix the time of holding courts in the county of DeKalb and state In force Feb. 16, of Illinois, and to regulate the practice thereof.

1865.

Kalb county.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the fall term of the circuit court of said county shall be held on the Fall term of Dethird Monday of September, in each year, instead of the second Monday of September, as heretofore; and that the Summer term of summer term of the county court shall be held on the third county court. Monday of June, instead of the second Monday of July, as

heretofore.

judge.

82. No person shall be eligible to the office of judge of Eligibility said county court who is not a member of the bar of the state of Illinois.

of petit jury.

of

3. The said county and circuit courts shall, respective- May change day ly, have the power to enter an order of record fixing some other day of the term than the first day thereof in which the petit jury shall be summoned to appear.

§ 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 16, 1865.

AN ACT to fix the times of holding courts in the sixteenth judicial circuit. In force Feb. 16,

1865.

Peoria county

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Circuit court of terms of the circuit court of Peoria county, for the trial of for civil and civil, common law and chancery cases, now provided by chancery cases

changed.

Time of court. law to be holden

law to be holden on the first Mondays of February, June and October, in each year, shall hereafter be holden on the second Mondays of February, June and October, in each and every year.

$2. All laws or parts of laws contrary to or inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

§ 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. APPROVED February 16, 1865.

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In force Feb. 16, AN ACT to attach certain counties therein named to the seventeenth judicial circuit of this State, and other purposes therein named.

1865.

Shelby and Fay

ette attached to 17th district.

Time of court.

Macon county.

Piatt.

Moultrie.

Shelby.
Fayette.

All process valid under this act.

Attorneys may direct clerks

lish notices.

tiated.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Counties of Shelby and Fayette be attached to and form part of the seventeenth judicial district of this state, and that the courts shall begin and be held in said seventeenth district on the times following, to wit:

In the county of Macon, on the second Tuesday of April, August and December.

In the county of Piatt, on the first Tuesday in May and October.

In the county of Moultrie, on the first Tuesdays thereafter.

In the county of Shelby, on the first Tuesdays thereafter. In the county of Fayette, on the third Tuesdays thereafter.

§ 2. All continuances, writs and processes whatever shall be returned and considered as returnable to the times of the commencement of the terms of court as herein provided for, respectively, anything on the face of said writs, orders or process to the contrary notwithstanding.

3. The attorneys and counselors at law in said district where to pub- shall have the right to direct the circuit clerks therein in what newspapers notices of publications and of sales on executions, and in all cases where public notice is required, shall be made; and any disregard of said instructions shall When notice vi- vitiate said notice, in case the attorney giving such direction shall so desire; and the said clerk shall be fined in fine for non- any sum not exceeding fifty dollars, to be recovered before compliance. any justice of the peace, for such disregard of instructions. 84. It shall be the duty of secretary of state to furnish the circuit clerks of the several counties named in this act with a copy of the above named act.

Clerk liable to

Sec'y of state to send copies to clerks.

5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 16, 1865.

1865.

AN ACT to change the time of holding court in the twenty-sixth judicial In force
circuit, and to change the fall term of the circuit court of Alexander
county, and to change the time of holding circuit court in Perry county.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That hereaf
ter, the spring terms of the circuit court of the counties Spring terms.
composing the 26th judicial circuit shall be held at the re-
spective county seats as follows, to wit:

In the county of Franklin, on the second Monday in Franklin county March.

In the county of Williamson, on the fourth Monday in Williamson. March.

In the county of Johnson, on the second Monday there- Johnson. after.

In the county of Saline, on the first Monday thereafter. Saline. And the fall terms of the circuit court in said counties Fall term. shall be held as follows, to wit:

In the county of Franklin, on the first Monday in Au- Franklin county gust.

In the county of Williamson, on the third Monday in williamson. August.

In the county of Johnson, on the second Monday thereafter.

Johnson.

term,

Perry county.

county.

In the county of Saline, on the first Monday thereafter. Saline. § 2. That hereafter, the circuit court of the county of Spring Perry, for the spring term, shall begin and be held in the county of Perry, on the Wednesday next after the fourth Monday of April; and the fall term of the circuit court for Fall term, Perry said county shall begin and be held on the Wednesday next after the third Monday in September, at the county seat thereof. And hereafter the fall term of the circuit court of Fall term, AlexAlexander county shall begin and be held at the county seat of said county, on the third Monday in November. The circuit courts of the other counties of the third judicial No change in circuit shall hereafter be held as now provided by law.

ander county.

other counties.

§ 3. All writs, subpoenas, recognizances, and other pro- All process valid cess which have been or may be issued and made returnable under this act. to the terms of courts in the counties in this act named as heretofore required by law to be holden, shall be deemed and taken to be returnable to the terms of court as required by law to be holden by this act; and all notices which may have been given, or which may be given, either by publication or otherwise, to the terms as heretofore required to be held, shall, by force of this act, refer to the terms of court as required to be holden by this act.

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§ 4. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state to Sec'y of state to cause a certified copy of this act immediately to be trans- o'ks and judge, mitted to the clerk of the county court and circuit courts of the counties of Franklin, Williamson, Johnson, Saline,

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