An Act to form a new County out of the Counties of Knox and Clark, 1808


§ 1. BE it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the first day of December next, all that part of the counties of Knox and Clark, which is included in the following boundaries, shall form and constitute a new county, that is to say; beginning at the point on the river Ohio, where the meredian line from which the ranges take number, strikes the same, thence due north to the present Indian boundary line, thence with the said boundary line, to the intersection of the same by the line which divides the fourth and fifth ranges east, thence with the latter to the above mentioned boundary line, between the Jeffersonville, and Vincennes districts, and with the same to the intersection of the line dividing the fifth and sixth ranges, thence with the said range line until it strikes the Ohio River, and thence down the same, with the meanders thereof, to the place of beginning.

§ 2. Be it further enacted, That the said county shall, from and after the said first day of December next, be known and designated by the name and style of the county of Harrison, and it shall enjoy all the rights, privileges and jurisdictions, which to a seperate county do or may properly appertain and belong: Provided always. That all suits, pleas, plaints, actions and proceedings which may, before the said first day of December, have been commenced, instituted and depending within the now counties of Knox and Clark, shall be prosecuted to final judgment and effect, in the same manner as if this act had never been passed: And provided also, That the Territorial and county levies or taxes which are now due within the bounds of the said new county, shall be collected and paid in the same manner, and by the same officers as they would have been, if the erection of said new county had not taken place.

§ 3. Be it further enacted, That the Judges of the General court, or some one or more of them, shall hold a Circuit court in the said county, on the last Monday of May, annually; and that the terms of the court of Common Pleas of the said county wherein business of a civil and criminal nature is transacted, shall be at the following annual periods to wit : on the second Wednesdays of January and May, and the third Wednesday of September ; and the three other annual sessions thereof, which are intended by law for county purposes, at the following periods, to wit: on the second Wednesdays of March, July and November.

§ 4. And be it further enacted. That in compliance with the wishes of the good people within the bounds of the said new county, the seat of Justice thereof shall be, and is hereby fixed at the town of Corydon.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

President of the Legislative Council.

Approved— 11th October, 1808.



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