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Cahokia Records, Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library,…

by Clarence Walworth Alvord

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Illinois originally formed a part of the commonwealth of Virginia and the government established by Virginia exercised authority over the French villages on the banks of the Mississippi in southwestern Illinois following the occupation of Illinois by George Rogers Clark. Clark established "a court of civil judicature" at Cahokia elected by the people. "The title of the court...founded at Cahokia was the 'Court of the Committee of Cahokia'...The date of the earliest paper which has been preserved issuing from the court at Cahokia is October 29, 1778." This volume begins with an introduction detailing the history of the region, then presents the records of the Court of Cahokia in both English and French. Chapters include a Petition to Clark, Stray Leaves from the Court of the Committee of Cahokia, a Record of Court Established by George Rogers Clark, the Act of Virginia Assembly Creating County of Illinois, Transcripts from the Cahokia Record, Record of the Court of the District of Cahokia, Extract from the Registers of the Magistracy of Cahokia, Cahokia Documents-French and Cahokia Documents-English. A bibliography provides valuable resource information and a subject, place and fullname index provides easy access to information for the researcher.

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