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Board of Commissioners to Settle Claims of Contractors on the Illinois and Michigan Canal - RG 494 | Illinois State Archives

Name: Board of Commissioners to Settle Claims of Contractors on the Illinois and Michigan Canal - RG 494


Historical Note: The Board of Commissioners to Settle Claims of Contractors on the Illinois and Michigan Canal was established by the General Assembly under an act of February 14, 1855 (L. 1855, p. 161). The board, composed of three Supreme Court justices, was empowered to review claims submitted by canal contractors who had subscribed to the Thornton Loan or who held state bonds, scrip, or other certificates of canal indebtedness. The board's report and recommendations were sent to the General Assembly in 1856 and based on these recommendations an act was passed in 1861 authorizing payments to some canal contractors (L. 1861, p. 212).





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