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History of McDonough County, Illinois; Its Cities, Towns and Villages, with Early Reminiscences, Personal Incidents and Anecdotes, and a Complete Business Directory of the County (Paperback) Loot Price: R729
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History of McDonough County, Illinois; Its Cities, Towns and Villages, with Early Reminiscences, Personal Incidents and...
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History of McDonough County, Illinois; Its Cities, Towns and Villages, with Early Reminiscences, Personal Incidents and Anecdotes, and a Complete Business Directory of the County (Paperback)

S.J. Clarke

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. 1832-34. During the years 1832 and 1833 but few matters of importance transpired in the county. The seasons came and went?a few families moved into the county, a few others moved out of it, becoming dissatisfied with the hard life of the pioneer. And it was indeed hard. Very few of the immigrants were possessed of any considerable property; there was no market for what was raised; money was held at a high rate of interest, and the securities ofl'ered were poor. Those who remained in the county were of two classes, those who were too poor to get away, and those who believed there was millions in it. Up to this time no place had been provided for the confinement ot prisoners, there being but little necessity for any. The want now began to be felt; accordingly, at the March (1833) term of the Board of County Commissioners, the subject was fully canvassed, and it was agreed that a jail should be built. The order was made in the following terms: Ordered, That the building of a jail for said county be let to the lowest bidder on the second Monday of April next, and that the Clerk advertise the same, to-wit: Twenty feet square, with three rooms at least nine feet between the floor and ceiling: the walls bnilt of hewed logs, twelve inches square, laid close, dovetailed together and pinned, each log at the corner, so as not to admit of anything passing through the inside of said rooms; to be lined with plank two inches thick, of white oak, spiked on across the logs, laid close; with the floor of said sized timber of two thicknesses, crossing at right angles, with a ceiling; and an a floor, of the same said plank, and spiked over, as on the walls, of the following description: The walls planked are to be spiked in diamond form, four inches square on all the wal...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: S.J. Clarke
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 546
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-22204-4
Barcode: 9780217222044
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LSN: 0-217-22204-8

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