Illinois Reports; Official Reports of the Supreme Court of Illinois Volume 89

Illinois Reports; Official Reports of the Supreme Court of Illinois Volume 89

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...not be found described in the ancient records, it became a subject of compromise and agreement het, ween the citizens of the said villages and the acting Governor of the territory, about the year 1797; and by their consent two tracts, containing, in the whole, five thousand four hundred acres, ordered to be laid off for this purpose, were surveyed accordingly by a surveyor appointed by Governor St. Clair. But on an examination into this business, the commissioners have discovered that the said surveys have been inaccurately and improperly made, that for Cahokia in particular, containing (instead of about four thousand acres, as it ought to have contained) about twenty thousand acres. This circumstance, and the situation of the said tracts not accommodating the inhabitants, this board have thought proper, at their request, to permit a nev location to be made for each of the said villages, on lands more conveniently situated for them. The limits and position of that part which has been re-located, will be found described in the annexed plats. Ve have the more readily done this as the land which the inhabitants abandon is of more value to the United States than that which they have taken. As to the Common Field, thereport states: This tract, as will be seen by the plat and list of claims annexed, is composed of the various grants or allotments made to the several inhabitants of these villages, and from the first has been inclosed by a common fence. The original boundaries of this tract have beenfound by the present surveyor, and there seems to be-no dispute between the individuals claiming here, about their titles or their boundaries. In respect to Town Lots: These are similarly situated with the common field lands. We do, therefore, declare..show more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236744918
  • 9781236744913