Excerpt from Development of the Free Public High School: In Illiis to 1860 Illiis was first organized as a county of the State of Virginia in 1778. The legislature of the mother state gave the territory the name of Illiis, appointed John Todd the first lieutenant goverr to take charge of its civil and mili tary affairs but ceded the territory to the confederation in 1784. In 1809, Illiis was organized as a separate territory with Ninian Edwards, Chief Justice of Kentucky, the goverr, appointed by President Madison. This Office Mr. Edwards held until he was elected to the United States Senate in 1818, at which time Illiis became a state populated by emigrants from the Older states. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.