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An ACT to incorporate the Nauroo House Association. In force, Feb.
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ii Sec, 1. Beit enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That George Miller, Lyman Wight, John Snyder, and Peter Haws, and their associates, are hereby declared a body corporate under the name and style of the "Nauvoo House Association," and they are Name & style, hereby authorized to erect and furnish a public house of en- tertainment to be called the Nauvoo House. . .-.. - .
Sec. 2. The above named George Miller, Lyman Wight, John Snyder, and Peter Haws, are hereby declared to be the Powers, trustees of said association, with full power and authority to hold in joint tenancy by themselves and their successors in office, a certain lot in the city'of "Nauvoo," in the county of Hancock and State of Illinois, known and designated on the plat of said city as the south half of lot numbered fifty-six, for the purpose of erecting thereon the house contemplated in the first section of this act. ,
Sec. 31 The said trustees are further authorized and em- ,, A. ,,./ powered to obtain by stock subscription, by themselves or Capital stook. their duly authorized agents the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, whicjri shall be divided into shares of fifty dollars each.
Sec 4. No individual'shall be permitted to hold moreNo- of shares than three hundred, nor. less than one share of stock, and cer-t° be neld. tificates of stock shall be delivered to subscribers so soon as their subscriptions are paid in and not before. . Sec. 51 As soon as the above contemplated house sha!l have been completed and furnished,'the stockholders shall ap-ASents,01ake point such agents as the trustees may deem necessary in the fairsf management of the affairs of said association. ,
Sec. 6. The trustees shall have power to sue and be sued^Powers of plead and be impleaded in any court of this State in the heme trU8leesand style of the trustees of the ''Nauvoo House Association." Sec. 7. They shall also take the general care and supervision in procuring materials for said house, and. constructing Management and erecting the same, and further, to superintend its general management, and to do and perform all matters and things •which may be necessary to be done in order to secure the interest and promote the objects of this association. ,. .. ..}.'.....o;ur.l Sec. 8. This association shall continue twenty years fromTime of *CV the passage of this act, and the .'house herein provided .for shall be kept for the accommodation of strangers, travellers, and all other persons who may resert.theretofor rest and refreshment. ',. ,
Sec 9. It is moreover established as a perpetual rule of said.house, to be observed by all persons who may keep or bcciipy the same that spirituous hqiiors of every description Spirjtuons B
are prohibited, and that such liquors shall never be vended as 3"??.^ ^P
, r '. , j • ., . < . -ji_" not be kept in
a beverage or introduced into comm6n use in said house. !house *
Sec. 10. And whereas Joseph Smith has furnished the Rooms appro-sa^ association with the ground whereon to erect said Louse, priated toJo.it is further declared that the said Smith and his heirs shall Smith. ho'd by perpetual succession a suit of rooms in the said house,
to be set apart and conveyed in due form of law, to him and his heirs by the said trustees as soon as the same are completed. President of SEC. u. The board of trustees shall appoint one of their number as president thereof.
Approved, February 23, 1841.
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In force, Feb. An ACT to incorporate the Greenville Hotel Company. . nn
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois^ represented in the General Assembly, That all such persons as shall hereafter become subscribers to the stock hereafter described, shall be, and they are hereby constituted and declarJfame & style ed a body corporate and politic by the name and style of the "Greenville Hotel Company," from and after the passive of this act, and by that name they and their successors shall have succession, and shall in law be capable of suing and being Powers. sued, plead and be impleaded in all courts and places whatsoever; may have a common seal, and alter the same at pleasure; and their successors may, also, by that name and style, be capable in law, of purchasing, holding, and conveying away real and personal estate for the benefit of said company. _ . Sec. 2. The said company hereby incorporated shall
have power to erect a hotel in the town of Greenville, in the county of Bond, and to use such powers and privileges in the erection and management of said hotel, not inconsistent with the laws of this State, as may be conducive to the interest of said company. Capital stock Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall consist may bo in-of twenty thousand dollars, which may be increased to thirtyoreased. gye thousand, to be divided into shares of fifty dollars each, and are authorized to commence their operations whenever five thousand dollars of the stock, shall have been subscribed. Com'rs to ob- Sec. 4. For the purpose of carrying into effect the object tain subscrip-of this corporation, Thomas Keyes, James Bradford, Seth Blanchard, William S. Smith, James M. Davis, and James Clark, are hereby appointed commissioners to obtain subscriptions; to the capital stock of said company, and said commissioners, after giving general notice thereofin some newspaper printed in this State, may open books for the subscription of said stock, at such times and places as they may direct, and keep the same open till at least one thousand shares have been Amount to be subscribed; every subscriber, at the time of subscribing, shall scribing. BU "Pav *° 8aid commissioners five dollars for each share subscribed and when such subscription is completed as aforesaid, or within sixty days thereafter, said commissioners shall call a meeting of the stockholders at Greenville, by a printed notice in some newspaper in this State.
Sec. 5. At said meeting the stockholders of said company shall proceed to elect five directors, who shall manage, direct and govern the affairs of said company, one year from the period of this election and until their successors are elected Annua| g^. and qualified, and that at said election each stockholder shall »on. be entitled to one vote for each share he may hold, and a majority of all the votes given shall be required to make an election. The period of election of directors as aforesaid, shall be annually on the first Monday of the month in which the first election shall be held.
Sec. 6. Within ten days after the directors are chosen as Directors to aforesaid, they shall hold a meeting, at which, and at all sub- *1ect Prea>sequent meetings of said board, a majority of the directors -, . ,, shall constitute a quorum; that they shall proceed to the elec- Quornm tion of a president from their own body, a secretary, who shall be sworn by some justice of the peace, to the faithful discharge of his duty, and who shall record all voles of the corporation in a book kept by him for that purpose; a treasurer Trea8urer to who shall give bond to such amount and in such manner as give bond. the president and directors shall direct; and the board shall appoint all other officers and agents, as to them shall seem necessary.
Sec. 7. The corporation shall have power to call for such stock how portion of the stock subscribed, not exceeding twenty-five per called for. centum, every six months as they may think proper, to be paid at such time and place as they designate by giving sixty days' notice in some newspaper of this State, or by giving .written notice to the stockholders, in which shall be specified the amount demanded on each share, and the time and place of payment, and if any stockholders shall neglect or refuse to pay such subscription within ten days after the time named for such payment, the corporation may bring suit against any s"il m»y be delinquent for the amount due and called for, in any court of jJDquentewck competent jurisdiction, and recover the amount with two per holders, cent, interest thereon per month, and if the amount cannot be made on execution, or if said delinquent is out of the State, then the corporation may, by an order on their books, declare sach stock forfeited to the corporation, with whatsoever amount may have been paid thereon, and no such delinquent, after the forfeiture of his stock, shall have a right to vote for directors or receive any dividend on his, her, or their stock until the corporation is fully satisfied.
Sec. 8. The said president and directors, shall have power to make and establish all such by-laws, rules, and regula- By-laws, tions as shall be necessary, and not inconsistent with the laws of this State, which may be necessary for the payment or collection of the subscription to its stock and the transfer of the same, and of property that may in any other way concern the management and direction of the affairs of said company.
Sec. 9. If it should so happen that any election should Annua] elec- not be made the day, when, by the provisions of this act, it e" should be made, the association shall not for that reason be
dissolved, but said election may be held on anv other day within sixty days thereafter, public notice being given by putting up notices in three of the most public places in Greenvifle, or by publication in some newspaper of the State, by order of the president and directors of said company. Term of act. ^Ec# 10. This act shall be construed favorably in all courts and places whatsoever, and shall be in force for the period of twenty years and no longer.
, Approved, February 23, 1841.
An ACT to incorporate the Schuvler County Manu"cturing and TransIn force, Feb. portation Company.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinoit, represented in the General Assembly, That Henry H. Anderson, his associates and successors and assigns, be, and they are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic by the name Name & style of u^he Cedar Mill Company,"' and by that name and style they and their successors shall in law be capable of suing and being sued in all courts and places whatsoever; shall have a common seal, and shall by their corporate name be capable in Powers. jaw of homing arKl conveying any real or personal estate for
the uses and purposes of said company, in enabling them to carry out the objects for which they were incorporated; Provided, That the quantity of land to be held by them shall 1 roviso. not exceed sjx hundred and forty acres.
Sec. 2. The company shall have power and authority to built8 may e(;rect mills, to carry on the manufacture of flour and lumber and to establish a boat-yard, to construct, build, and repair steam and other boa's, to put the same in operation, and to transport freight and passengers thereon, to enter into conFurther pow-*rac*s' an^ execute agreements, and to do all other acts necesers. sary for carrying on said business and protecting the interest
of said company; and to make, ordain and establish all necessary by-laws not inconsistent with the laws and Constitution of the United States, and of this State. •
Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall consist of _ not more than fifty thousand dollars, divided into shares of one
deemed per- hundred dollars, and the corporation hereby created shall sonal proper-continue for twenty years. The stock of said company shall *?• be deemed personal property.
Directors ^EC* ^- ^ne an,"a'r9 °f sa^ company shall be under the
control of five directors, to be chosen by the stockholders in such manner as the by-laws direct, and shall continue in office
Term of office for one yearralKi until their successors shall be chosen.
Approved, February 24, 1841.
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An ACT supplemental to an act to incorporate the Mount Carbon Coal
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Sec. 1. Be it, ena.ded by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assenibly., That the Mount Carbon Coal Company.arc hereby authorized and empowered to locate, construct, and finally complete a railroad for a double Location, or single tract, not exceeding ten rods in Avidth on level ground,' commencing at the said company's coal mines on the Big Muddy river, In Jackson county, thence to the Mississippi',.,., .... river or any other navigable stream in said county; and for the purpose of cuttings, embankments, stone, wood and.gravel;. may take as much more land as may be necessary for the proper security and construction of said railroad; Provided, Proviso. That all damages that may be occasioned to any person of persons, or corporations, by the taking of such land or materials for the pui poses aforesaid, shall be paid for by said company, in the manner hereinafter provided.
Sec. 2. The capital stock Of said, company'shall be 'in-Capital stock, creased to one million of' dollars, divisible into shares of fifty dollars each, on the terms and under the conditions and provisions specified and contained in the original act of incorporation of said company. •. i.
Sec. 3. A toll is hereby granted and established/for the Toll granted, sble benefit'of said company, upon all passengers and property of all descriptions, which may be conveyed or transported on said railroad at such fates fter mile as may be agreed upon and established from time to time by the directors of said company; and they are hereby authorized to erect toll houses, buildings, establish gates and demand toll upon the road when completed; arid upon Such points thereof as shall from time to time be completed.
Sec. 4. The said company shall be holden to pay all dam- Damages to ages that may arise to any person or corporation by taking ComJa'nly. * their land, stone, wood, and gravel for the use.of said railroad, when the same cannot be had by voluntary agreement,. to be estimated and recovered in the manner provided by law for the recovery of damages happening by the laying out of highways.
Sec. 5. When the lands, or other property, or estate of Lands needed any married woman, infant, or person, non compos mentis ..released', shall be necessary for the construction of said railroad, the husband of such married woman, and the guardian of such infant or person, non compos mentis, may release all damages iii relation $o)the land or other property to be taken, appropriated as aforesaid, as fully as they might do if the same were holden in their own rights respectively.
Sec 6. If any person shall wilfully do, or cause to be done, any act or acts whatsoever, whereby any building con-; *rsor"^^d" struction or work of said company, or any engine, machine or how punished structure, or any matter or thing appertaining to the same