Livingston County, Illinois
The amounts of revenue levied and collected during the first four years of the county's existence, commencing with the year 1837, are as follows : First year, $113.71 ; second year, $109.80 ; third year, $180.56 ; and the fourth year, $166.26.
When it is recorded that the levy in the county for the year 1877 is about $400,000, the figures in the former years are as astonishing as the figures in the latter year are astounding.
[The History of Livingston County, Illinois - Wm. LeBaron, Jr. & Co. - 186 Dearborn Street, Chicago (1878)]
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