Commissioners Report of Champaign County
Minutes from June 5,1809 - December 1812
June 5, 1809
Ordered that John Frizzel be allowed 75 cts for guarding John Colwell in prison
Ordered that Bennett Taber be allowed four dollars for repairing jail locks and keys.
Ordered that David W Cookson be allowed one dollar for one steeple and plate put to the use of the jail door.
Ordered that Samuel Limonton be allowed four dollars for boarding and lodging Sheriff and guard whilst John Brecare in custody
June 7, 1809
Ordered that William Kelly be allowed 37 1/2 cts for guarding John Brecare in prison
Ordered that Frederick Ambrose be allowed 37 1/2 cts for guarding John Brecare in prison 12 hours
Ordered that James Brown be allowed three dollars for lining and repairing the jail door.
Ordered that Nathan Fitch be allowed forty dollars as jail keeper in part of the year 1808 up till the term of May 1809.
June 8, 1809
Ordered that John Reynolds be allowed one dollar and fifty cts for two candles sticks and one pitcher to be kept for the use of the court
Ordered that the clerk be allowed 50 dollars from the 1st of June 1809 until the 1st of June1810
Ordered that the Sheriff be allowed the same.
Ordered that cattle be taxed ten as and horses be 30 cts for the year 1809.
Ordered that each old wolf be allowed I dollar and fifty cents from the first of June 1809 up till the 1st of June 1810.
Ordered that each young wolf under six months old be allowed seventy-five cents from the first of June 1809 up till the first of June 1810
Ordered that there be one bucket and one tubb for the criminal rooms and one bucket and one tub for the debtors rooms Each to be put to the use of the jail in Urbana
Ordered the James Brown be allowed a reasonable compensation for building the little house in the Urbana jail
Ordered that William M. Colock be allowed one dollar and fifty cents for diging a drain round the jail in Urbana.
Ordered that John Gilmore be allowed twelve dollars and 75 cts for repairing the courthouse in Urbana
Ordered that Lemuel McCord sheriff be allowed fourteen dollars and 75 cts for services as sweeping the courthouse and other services rendered the county.
Ordered that James Brown be allowed thirty dollars for building the little house in the Urbana jail
Ordered that William M Colloch be allowed four dollars 25 cts for taking up the hearth in the jail of Urbana repairing the same.
March 7. 1810
Ordered that William Ward is appointed to see and know on what terms that part of the grown on lots that is in contemplation to be convened into a publick square in the Town of Urbana can be obtained, and to make report at the next session
June 4. 1810
Ordered that William McCullough be allowed for fifteen days for dieting Davie Philip whilst at the jail of Urbana - also 60 cts for reviewing and discharging the said prisoner
Ordered that William M. Colloch be allowed one dollar for repairing the hearth in Urbana jail
Ordered that William M Colloch be allowed one dollar and 85 cts for dieting Richard L Moon in Urbana jail.
September 3, 1810
Ordered that William M Colloch be allowed eight dollars and 35 cts. boarding 27 days commuting and receiving William G Thorp in prison in Urbana.
January 7, 1811
Ordered that John Frizel be allowed four dollars for his services as keeping the Supreme Court in fire three days at December term 1810.
Ordered that John Frissle be allowed six dollars for furnishing the court in fire wood six days at January term 1811
Ordered that Jacob Arney be allowed 75 cts for making and repairing one bucket put to the use of the jail
June 5, 1811
Ordered that James Fithian be appointed the Standard Keeper in the town of Urbana for the County of Champaign to seal measures
This day James Fithian was sworn into the office of Standard Keeper for the County of Champaign for the purpose of sealing measures for the county
Ordered that all county license shall be the sum of four dollars, the same to include the license of the town of Boston for the year 1811.
Ordered that the tavern license for the towns of Urbana and Springfield be the sum often dollars for the year 1811
Ordered by the Commissioners that the county tax levy shall be extended as high as the law will admit
Ordered that Daniel Helmick be allowed one dollar and 25 cents for furnishing a standard measure for the county
August 6, 1811
David W Parkison ordered that he receive and that the clerk issue his orders for the payment three dollars for making the seal for the measure of this county
August 7, 1811
David Vance Recorder ordered that he procure writing desk for the use of his office to be made of walnut or cherry tree wood not to exceed in value the sum often dollars and the clerk is to issue his order for the payment of the same
Ordered that the clerk call on S Robinson for the rent of the upper room in the jail.
Ordered that David W Parkinson be allowed five dollars and fifty cents for making fetters for David Ferguson a criminal in jail also four dollars for repairing springs and bolts on 8 ticket boxes also eight dollars & 25 cents for repairs to jail locks doors and Alexander Doke ordered that he be allowed five dollars & 50 cts for making and repairing fetters for Alexander White also for repairing jail door five dollars
September 2, 1811
George Fithian ordered that his acct be allowed as it stands stated (Viz) one dollar for four quire of paper 87 1/2 cents for two books for the commissioners desk also for three months service as clerk to commissioners Viz from the first of June 1811 untill the first September the sum of twelve dollars & 50 cents
December 2, 1811
Simon Kenton his acct is allowed as it stands stated (Viz) for dieting prisoners in jail seventeen dollars & five cents
William Hull is allowed five dollars for taking the census of the free white male inhabitants about the age of 21 years of Harmony Township for the year 1811
Joseph Hedge is allowed three dollars and fifty cents for one pair of fire irons for the court house and one as clerk to the October election for 1811 for Urbana Twp
Benjamin Doolittle is allowed his acct as it stands stated (Viz) for iron and furnish for the use of the jail eight dollars & eighteen cents
Isaac Robinson agrees to pay four dollars and fifty cents for three months rent for a room in the county house
June 1, 1812
George Fithian is allowed one dollar and fifty cents for four quire of paper
John Reynolds is allowed one dollar thirty seven and half cents for postage sending the duplicate of the state tax to Zanesville
June 2. 1812
Ordered that the county levy be laid as high as the law allows
June 6. 1812
Ordered that all county tavern licenses be four dollars per annum the town of New Boston included and the licence for Urbanna and Springfield be ten dollars pr annum
November 12, 1812
William H. Fyffe is allowed 16 dollars for the use of his shop for the Court of Common Please at Sept term 1812 & for the Supreme Court at Nov term 1812.
Ordered that the Sheriff be authorized to repair and put in order the two upper rooms in the jail for the use of the Court in the following manner (Viz) the petition to be plaind plowed and grooved and put up in a workman like manner and fix the door between the room with a sufficient boh & latch to fix the door at the bottom of the stairs with a sufficient door lock and latch and to fill the windows below and above with glass to put them in with putty to fix a seat for the Judges with a table before them to make a bench fifteen feet long with a back to the same for the use of the attorneys & to make four seats for Jurors & to put a twelve light window in the large room nine feet from the other window- to get the stove and put it up in the large room and to procure a door for the same,
David Vance Sheriff entered this day his protest with the commissioners on acct of the insufficiency of the jail.
December 16, 1812
The Sheriff or his jailor is allowed to fill up the necessary in the jail with sand or gravel the same having become a nuisance
December 16. 1812
Ordered that the clerk advertise the old court house for sale at publick auction on the 2nd day of January term the condition of the sale as follows (Viz) one third of the purchase money in six month one third in twelve and the other third in eighteen month from the day of sale the buyer to give approved security.
George Fithian is allowed twelve dollars & fifty cents for the use of a room for the Court at January term 1813 The commissioners met at the publick ground for the purpose of selling the court house and having no bidders they adjourned the sale until) tomorrow morning ten o'clock
[source: The Champaign County Genealogical Society Newletter Oct/Nov/Dec 1997 - BZ - Tr. by FoFG]
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