Memorial to the United States Senate and House of Representatives, circa 16 December 1843–12 February 1844, Thomas Bullock First Copy
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , JS, , and , Memorial, , Hancock Co., IL, to the United States Senate and House of Representatives, , 21 Dec. 1843; handwriting of ; docket in handwriting of ; notation in handwriting of ; endorsements in handwriting of ; seventeen pages; JS Office Papers, CHL.
body corporate and politic with perpetual succession, by the name of the “Chancellor and Regents of the University of the City of ,” and shall have full power to pass, ordain, establish and execute all such laws and ordinances as they may consider necessary for the welfare and prosperity of said University, its officers, and students; Provided, that the said laws and ordinances shall not be repugnant to the constitution of the , or of this ; and Provided, also, that the Trustees shall at all times be appointed by the City Council, and shall have all the powers and privileges for the advancement of the cause of education which appertain to the Trustees of any other College or University of this .
Section 25. The City Council may organize the inhabitants of said , subject to Military duty, into a body of Independent Military Men to be called the “,” the Court Martial of which shall be composed of the Commissioned Officers of said Legion, and constitute the law making department, with full powers and authority to make, ordain, establish, and execute, all such laws and ordinances as may be considered necessary for the benefit, government and regulation of said Legion; Provided, said Court Martial shall pass no law or act repugnant to, or inconsistent with, the Constitution of the , or of this ; and, Provided, also, that the Officers of the Legion shall be commissioned by the Governor of the . The said Legion shall perform the same amount of Military duty as is now, or may be hereafter, required of the regular Militia of the , and shall be at the disposal of the Mayor in executing the laws and ordinances of the City Corporation and the laws of the and at the disposal of the Governor for the public defence, and the of the laws of the , or of the , and shall be entitled to their proportion of the public arms; and Provided also, that said Legion shall be exempt from all other Military Duty. [p. ]