February 3, 1801
Executive Journal, 3
The governor [Harrison] issued a proclamation altering the boundary lines of the counties of Knox, Randolph and St. Clair as follows, to wit; the boundary of the county of Randolph shall begin on the Ohio river at a place called the Great Cave [Cave-in-rock] below the Saline Lick [near Shawneetown], thence by a direct north line until it intersects an east and west line running from the Mississippy through the Sink hole springs [this line still separates St. Clair and Randolph counties]; thence along the said line to the Mississippy thence down the Mississippi to the mouth of the Ohio and up the Ohio to the place of beginning. The county of St. Clair shall be bounded on the south by the beforementioned east and west line, running from the Mississippi through the Sink hole Spring to the intersection of the north line running from the Great Cave aforesaid, thence from the said point of intersection by a direct line to the mouth of the great Kennoumic river [Great Calumet] falling into the southerly bend of Lake Michigan, thence by a direct north east line to the division line between the Indiana and North Westrn Territorys, thence along the said line to the territorial boundary of the United States, and along the said Boundary line to the Intersection thereof with the Mississippi and down the Mississippi to the place of beginning. The county of Knox shall be bounded by the Ohio from the Great Cave above mentioned to the mouth of Blue river, thence up the said river and along the lines and boundaries seperating the said county of Knox from the county of Clarke, in their whole extent to Fort Recovery, thence along the line seperating the Indiana from the North Westrn Territory, until it will intersect a line drawn north east from the mouth of the great Kennoumic River aforesaid and along the said Line to the mouth of the Great Kennoumic river thence by a line running from the mouth of said river so as to strike the point of intersection formed by a line drawn due east through the Sink Hole spring above mentioned and a line drawn due north from the great cave above mentioned and along the last mentioned line to the said Great Cave the place of beginning.