An Act for the division of Dearborn and Clark counties, and for the formation of a new county out of the said two counties, 1811


Chapter II.

§ 1. BE it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That all that part of the counties of Clark and Dearborn, included within the following bounds, viz. "Beginning at the mouth of Log Lick creek, on the bank of the river Ohio, thence to the corner of sections five and eight, town four, range three, thence north to the Indian boundary line, thence with the same westwardly to a point opposite the north-east corner of Clark's grant, thence on a direct line to the said corner of the said grant, thence a direct line to the Ohio river at the lower line of town two, north, range ten, east, thence up the Ohio river with the meanders thereof to the beginning," shall compose one new county, called and known by the name of Jefferson.

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the coroners, sheriffs, constables and collectors of the said counties of Clark and Dearborn to make distress for all dues and officers fees unpaid by the inhabitants within the bounds of the said new county at the time such division shall take place, and they shall be accountable in like manner as if this act had not been passed, and the courts of Clark and Dearborn counties shall have jurisdiction in all actions and suits pending therein at the time of said division, and they shall try and determine the same, issue process, and award execution thereon.

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the seat of justice in and for said county shall be and the same is hereby established in the town of Madison, in town two, north, range ten, east.

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That this act shall commence and be in force from and after the first day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eleven.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

President of the Legislative Council.

Approved — November 23, 1810.



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