Lately, my interest has turned to the early legislators who traveled to Vandalia, the new capital, hewn from a virgin forest. The capital city was new, and many of the first men in government were the earliest settlers of the state.
In 1820, there were 18 senators (Green and White counties shared a senator) and 36 representatives. We were part of Bond County that year, and Martin Jones was a senator and Jonathan C. Pugh was a member of the house.
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