Letter, John Taylor and Others to Thomas Ford, between 12 May and 1 June 1843, Draft

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laws of the state are by the 16th. Section required to give the same bonds to the as are by law enjoined but it by no means follows <​we humbly concieve​> that those bonds should be lodged with the County Officers indeed we would repeat that <​it​> appears in our estimation such was not the design of the legislature nor is it fairly deduceable from the clause in the 16th. Section to which <​the Secretary of State​> your honor has referred but that the rule in all such cases is to take into consideration the general scope & design of the instrument. We would moreover state that the view we have taken of the matter was that which was universally prevailed so far as we know was never questioned until <​the Sec.y. of State has​> your honor raised the objection.
We would If your <​​> honor should persist in refusing to act on the precedent of your predecessor which on a careful reconsideration of the matter we cannot believe you will <​◊◊◊◊ place​> the citizens of this inhabitants of will be thereby placed in a very embarrassing & vexatious position such an one as the executive officers of this <​​> would not be so suicidal as to inflict upon one of the most flourishing & rapidly increasing cities in the embracing a population of 15 thousand and one which is at least adding as much to the strength and resources of the as any other. The Clerk of the County Commissioners <​Court​> has already refused to on the first to recieve the bonds at his office as being out of his jurisdiction deciding that the proper place to file them was at the recorders office of the City of and <​the Secretary of State​> your honor has refused to forward the Commissions because the bonds were not filed there
Will your your honor <​​> take this matter into serious consideration & act as to you shall seem just and equitable on the premises Respectfully Yours,
Comittee
<​City of June 6th. 1843.—​>
<​ Governor of Ills.​>
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laws of the state are by the 16th. Section required to give the same bonds to the as are by law enjoined but it by no means follows we humbly concieve that those bonds should be lodged with the County Officers indeed we would repeat that it appears in our estimation such was not the design of the legislature nor is it fairly deduceable from the clause in the 16th. Section to which the Secretary of State has referred but that the rule in all such cases is to take into consideration the general scope & design of the instrument. We would moreover state that the view we have taken of the matter was that which universally prevailed so far as we know was never questioned until the Sec.y. of State has raised the objection.
If your should persist in refusing to act on the precedent of your predecessor which on a careful reconsideration of the matter we cannot believe you will place the citizens of this inhabitants of will be thereby placed in a very embarrassing & vexatious position such an one as the executive officers of this would not be so suicidal as to inflict upon one of the most flourishing & rapidly increasing cities in the embracing a population of 15 thousand and one which is at least adding as much to the strength and resources of the as any other. The Clerk of the County Commissioners Court has already refused to recieve the bonds at his office as being out of his jurisdiction deciding that the proper place to file them was at the recorders office of the City of and the Secretary of State has refused to forward the Commissions because the bonds were not filed there
Will your take this matter into serious consideration & act as to you shall seem just and equitable on the premises Respectfully Yours,
Comittee
City of June 6th. 1843.—
Governor of Ills.
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