AN ACT making an appropriation for a library for the use of the Legislature and the Supreme Court.

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the sum of five thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the purpose of paying for a law and miscellaneous library, for the use of the Legislature and the Supreme Court of this State; and the Auditor of Public Accounts shall issue his warrant to the proper persons, upon the treasury, for the said sum.

SEC. 3. The Judges of the Supreme Court and the Governor are hereby authorized and requested to make the selection of the books herein provided for, and to receive the money in the foregoing section appropriated, and therewith pay for the said books. And the Judges and the Governor are hereby required to provide for the safe-keeping of said books until the next session of the General Assembly; and that they also report their actings and doings in the premises, and such rules for the government and use of said books, as they may deem expedient.

APPROVED, Feb. 22, 1839.

 

A view of the House of Representatives chamber in the restored Illinois State Capitol in Vandalia. It was here in February 1839 that the legislature authorized creation of the Illinois State Library.

A view of the House of Representatives chamber in the restored Illinois State Capitol in Vandalia. It was here in February 1839 that the legislature authorized creation of the Illinois State Library.