Act to Incorporate the City of Nauvoo, 16 December 1840

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effect on the first Monday of February next.
, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
S[tinson] H. ANDERSON, Speaker of the Senate.
Approved, Dec. 16, 1840.
.
State of ,)
Office of Secretary of State.)
I, , Secretary of State, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and perfect copy of the enrolled law now on file in my office.
L. S. Witness my hand, and seal of State, at , this 18th day of December, A. D. 1840.
.
Secretary of State.
The following are the legislative powers alluded to in the 13th section of the foregoing act as purtaining to the City Council of the City of , and which, consequently, become a part of the ; to wit:—
OF THE LEGISLATIVE POWERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
“Sec. 1. The City Council shall have powers and authority to levy and collect taxes upon all property, real and personal, within the city, not exceeding one-half per cent, per annum upon the assessed value thereof, and may enforce the payment of the same in any manner prescribed by ordinance not repugnant to the Constitution of the and of this
Sec. 2— The City Council shall have power to require of all officers appointed in pursuance of this charter, bonds with penalty and security for the faithful performance of their respective duties as may be deemed expedient, and also to require all officers appointed as aforesaid to take an oath for the faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices upon entering upon the discharge of the same.
Sec. 3. To establish, support, and regulate common schools, to borrow money on the credit of the city: Provided, That no sum or sums of money shall be borrowed at a greater interest than six per cent. per annum, nor shall the interest on the aggregate of all the sums borrowed and outstanding ever exceed one half of the city revenue arising for taxes assessed on real property within the corporation.
Seo. 4. To make regulations to prevent the introduction of contagious diseases into the city, to make quarantine laws for that purpose, and enforce the same.
Sec. 5. To appropriate and provide for the payment of the debt -[and]- expenses of the city.
Sec. 6. To establish hospitals, and make regulations for the government of the same.
Sec. 7. To make regulations to secure the general health of the inhabitants, to declare what shall be a nuisance, and to prevent and remove the same.
Sec. 8. To provide the city with water, to dig wells and erect pumps in the streets for the extinguishment of fires, and convenience of the inhabitants.
Sec: 9. To open, alter, widen, extend, establish, grade, pave, or otherwise improve and keep in repair streets, avenues, lanes and alleys.
Sec. 10. To establish, erect, and keep in repair, bridges.
Sec. 11. To divide the city into wards, and specify the boundaries thereof, and create additional wards, as the occasion may require.
Sec. 12. To provide for lighting the streets and erecting lamp posts.
Sec. 13. To establish, support, and regulate night watches.
Sec. 14. To erect market houses, establish markets, and market places, and provide for the government and regulation thereof.
Sec. 15. To provide for erecting all needful buildings for the use of the city.
Sec. 16. To provide for enclosing, improving, -[and]- regulating all public grounds belonging to the city.
Sec. 17. To license, tax, -[and]- regulate auctioneers, merchants and retailers, grocers, taverns, ordinaries, hawkers, peddlers, brokers, pawn brokers, and money changers. [p. 285]
effect on the first Monday of February next.
, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Stinson H. ANDERSON, Speaker of the Senate.
Approved, Dec. 16, 1840.
.
State of ,)
Office of Secretary of State.)
I, , Secretary of State, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and perfect copy of the enrolled law now on file in my office.
L. S. Witness my hand, and seal of State, at , this 18th day of December, A. D. 1840.
.
Secretary of State.
The following are the legislative powers alluded to in the 13th section of the foregoing act as purtaining to the City Council of the City of , and which, consequently, become a part of the ; to wit:—
OF THE LEGISLATIVE POWERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
“Sec. 1. The City Council shall have powers and authority to levy and collect taxes upon all property, real and personal, within the city, not exceeding one-half per cent, per annum upon the assessed value thereof, and may enforce the payment of the same in any manner prescribed by ordinance not repugnant to the Constitution of the and of this
Sec. 2— The City Council shall have power to require of all officers appointed in pursuance of this charter, bonds with penalty and security for the faithful performance of their respective duties as may be deemed expedient, and also to require all officers appointed as aforesaid to take an oath for the faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices upon entering upon the discharge of the same.
Sec. 3. To establish, support, and regulate common schools, to borrow money on the credit of the city: Provided, That no sum or sums of money shall be borrowed at a greater interest than six per cent. per annum, nor shall the interest on the aggregate of all the sums borrowed and outstanding ever exceed one half of the city revenue arising for taxes assessed on real property within the corporation.
Seo. 4. To make regulations to prevent the introduction of contagious diseases into the city, to make quarantine laws for that purpose, and enforce the same.
Sec. 5. To appropriate and provide for the payment of the debt -[and]- expenses of the city.
Sec. 6. To establish hospitals, and make regulations for the government of the same.
Sec. 7. To make regulations to secure the general health of the inhabitants, to declare what shall be a nuisance, and to prevent and remove the same.
Sec. 8. To provide the city with water, to dig wells and erect pumps in the streets for the extinguishment of fires, and convenience of the inhabitants.
Sec: 9. To open, alter, widen, extend, establish, grade, pave, or otherwise improve and keep in repair streets, avenues, lanes and alleys.
Sec. 10. To establish, erect, and keep in repair, bridges.
Sec. 11. To divide the city into wards, and specify the boundaries thereof, and create additional wards, as the occasion may require.
Sec. 12. To provide for lighting the streets and erecting lamp posts.
Sec. 13. To establish, support, and regulate night watches.
Sec. 14. To erect market houses, establish markets, and market places, and provide for the government and regulation thereof.
Sec. 15. To provide for erecting all needful buildings for the use of the city.
Sec. 16. To provide for enclosing, improving, -[and]- regulating all public grounds belonging to the city.
Sec. 17. To license, tax, -[and]- regulate auctioneers, merchants and retailers, grocers, taverns, ordinaries, hawkers, peddlers, brokers, pawn brokers, and money changers. [p. 285]
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