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Originally appearing in Volume V14, Page 312 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AMERICAN GOVERNORS OF ILLINOIS Territorial. . . 18o9–1818 State. . 1818—1822 Democrat 1822-1826 1826-183o 1830-1834 1834 1834-1838 1838-1842 1842–1846 „ 1846-1853' „ 1853-1857 1857-186o 186o–1861 1861–1865 1865–1869 1869-1873 1873 1873-1877 1877–1883 1883–1885 1885-1889 1889-1893 1893-1897 1897–1901 190I-1905 1905- Republican „ „ ,t „ Democrat Republican for the French explorations and the colonial period. C. E. Boyd in " The County of Illinois " (American Hist. Rev. vol. iv.), " Record Book and Papers of John Todd (Chicago Historical Society, Collections, iv.), C. E. Carter, Great Britain and the Illinois Country, 1763–1774 (Washington, 1910), R. L. Schuyler, The Transition of Illinois to American Government (New York, 1909), and W. H. Smith in The St Clair Papers (Cincinnati, 1882), and the Territorial Records of Illinois (" Publications of the State Historical Library," No. 3) are important for the period until 1818. Governor Thomas Ford's History of Illinois (Chicago, 1854), and Governor John Reynolds's My Own Times (1855), are contemporary- sources for 1818–1846 ; they should be supplemented by N. VV. Edwards's History of Illinois (1998–1833) and Life of Ninian Edwards (Springfield, 187o), E. B. Washburne's Edwards Papers (Chicago, 1884), C. H. Garnett's State Banks of Issue in Illinois (Univ. of Ill., 1898), and N. G. Harris's History of Negro Servitude in Illinois (Chicago, 1904). C. E. Carr's The Illini (Chicago, 1904) is a study of conditions in Illinois from 1850-186o. W. W. Lusk's Politics and Politicians of Illinois, the Illinois Constitutional Convention (1862), the Granger Movement in Illinois, and Illinois Railway Legislation and Common Control (University of Illinois Studies), Street Railway Legislation in Illinois (Atlantic Monthly, vol. xciii.), are of value for conditions after 186o. The publications of the Chicago Historical Society, of the " Fergus Historical " series, of the State Historical Library, of the Wisconsin Historical Society, also the Michigan Pioneer Collections, contain valuable documents and essays.

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