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Title An act to incorporate the city of Chicago
Date 1837
Document Type Pamphlet
Region Illinois
Places Chicago
Keywords city, law and order, society, education
Theme Railroads, Transportation and Urban History
Publisher Office of the Democrat
Place of Publication Chicago
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "On December 9th a Committee of five met the City's Board of Trustees and presented their draft of a City Charter. After some discussion and amendment, it was approved for presentation to the Citizens, and 500 copies were ordered to be printed. It was adopted at a public meeting on January 23, 1837, and was forwarded to Springfield. The Charter was passed by the Legislature, and approved March 4th, 1837, but it had been printed following the meeting on Dec 9 (1836) and prior to approval by the Legislature on March 4th. Both the Streeter and Chicago Historical Society copies bear notice of the March 4th approval, hence were printed subsequent to that approval."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 2070
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue