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Journals of the territorial House of Representatives for the First General Assembly (first session) and the Second General Assembly (first and second sessions) record the selection of legislative officers; appointments to committees; names of members who attended each session; messages received from the Legislative Council; addresses to joint sessions by the Governor, usually verbatim transcripts; rules or resolutions adopted; presentations of bills and stages of their readings; committee actions; title lists of prepared bills; passages of bills; and revenues received by the territorial Treasurer in 1814 and 1815, together with an account of funds paid by the territorial Auditor of Public Accounts. The journals contain little or no discussion of the bills under consideration.
Record Series 100.011, Records of the Territorial General Assembly, Illinois State Archives.
After Illinois became a territory of the second grade in 1812, its citizens could elect its own House of Representatives. This House then nominated ten of its members, from which the U.S. Congress chose five members to form the upper chamber of the new bicameral General Assembly. The General Assembly, comprised of the House and the new Legislative Council replaced the Council of Revision as the legislative branch of territorial government until Illinois obtained statehood in 1818.
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Forms part of : Records of the Territorial General Assembly.
The Journal of the first session of the First General Assembly has been published by Edmund J. James, ed., The Territorial Records of Illinois in Publications of the Illinois State Historical Library, no. 3 (Springfield, 1901), p. 86-125.
A printed copy of the Journal of the second session of the Third General Assembly (Kaskaskia, 1817) is also held by the Illinois State Archives.