ORIGINAL CONSTITUTION OF ILLINOIS

AUGUST 26, 1818-The Illinois constitutional convention, meeting at Kaskaskia, adopts a state constitution and selects Kaskaskia as the first state capital.


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SIGNers OF THE 1818 CONSTITUTION

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Bond -Thomas Kirkpatrick, Samuel G. Morse
Crawford -Joseph Kitchell, Ed N. Cullom
Edwards -Seth Gard, Levi Compton
Franklin -Isham Harrison, Thomas Roberts
Gallatin -Michael Jones, Leo(nard) White, Adolphus Frederick Hubbard
Jackson -Conrad Will, James Hall, Jr.
Johnson - Hezekiah West, William McFatridge
Madison -B. Stephenson, Joseph Burrough, Abraham Prickett
Monroe -Caldwell Carns, Enoch Moore
Pope -Samuel Omelveny, Hamlet Ferguson
Randolph -George Fisher, Elias Kent Kane
St. Clair Co. -Thomas Messinger, James Lemon, Jr., Jepe B. Thomas (President)
Union - William Echols, John Whiteaker
Washington - Andrew Bankson
White -Willis Hargrave, William McHenry

Secretary to the Convention -William C. Greenup




 Actual signatures of the 1818 Constitional Convention participants

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