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Object of io- the establishment of a library and reading rooms, maintaining corporation

literary and scientific lectures, and generally promoting moral
and intellectual improvement, and for such purposes the said
corporation may make contracts, sue and be sued, implead
and be impleaded, take by purchase, devise or otherwise, and
hold, transfer and convey real estate to the amount of twenty
thousand dollars, and also take, hold, sell, and convey, all such
books, cabinets, library, furniture, apparatus, and personal
property generally, as may be convenient or necessary for at-
taining the objects and carrying into effect the purposes afore-


Control of Sec. 2. The control and disposal of the funds, property property &c. and estate, and the direction and management of the concerns of incorpora. of the said corporation shall be vested in an executive comlion vesied in executivem ittee, to consist of a president, two vice presidents, a secrecommittee tary, treasurer and five managers of the said corporation,

who shall be clected annually to their respective offices by such of the members of the said institute as may be entitled

by the rules of [the institute to vote at such elections. Said Elections annual elections shall be held on the second Monday of Au.

gust of each year, or on such other day as said incorporation may appoint; and until the rext annual election the fol. lowing named persons shall constitute the officers of said incorporation, to wit:James A. McDougall, president, George

M. Chambers and Thomas Monroe, vice presidents, C. Scott, Officers

secretary, B. F. Stevenson, treasurer, and H. B. McClure, N. English, O. M. Long, J. O. King and J. Bancroft, managers; in case of a vacancy occurring at any time in any of said offices by death, resignation, or otherwise, the said executive

committee shall have power to fill the same. . Certain prop. Sec. 3. All personal property, funds, securities, of every erty vested in nature and kind whatsoever, now held by the above named incorporation

persons, or any other person or persons, in trust or for the use of a society heretofore and now known as the Morgan Insti. tute, in the town of Jacksonville, shall, by virtue of this act, vest in and become the property of the incorporation hereby created, and may be sued for and recovered in the name

thereof. Application Sec. 4. The estate, property and funds of the said corporaof funds tion, shall be devoted exclusively to the general purposes

specified in the first section of this act.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect immediately upon its pas. sage.

APPROVED, March 6th, 1843.

In force, AN ACT to incorporate the La Salle County Mutual Fire Insurance Mar. 3, 1843.

Company. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, represented in the General Assembly, That John C. Champlin

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Lorenzo Leland, Alson Woodruff, Harmon Hurlbut, R. P. La Salle More Woodworth, Randolph Sizer, H. G. Cotton, J. V. A. Hoes, cual

; surance comDaniel Sanger, George E. Walker, and William M. True, and pany incorall other persons who may hereafter become members of said porated company in the manner herein prescribed, be and they hereby are incorporated and made a body politic for the term of twenty years from the passage of this act, by the name of the La Salle County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, for the purpose of insuring their respective dwelling houses, stores, shops, and other buildings, household furniture, and merchandize against loss or damage by fire, whether the same shall happen by accident, lightning, or any other means, excepting that of design in the assured, or by the invasion of an enemy, or insurrection of the citizens of this or of any of the United States, caner and by that name may sue and be sued, plead and be implea-ers ded, appear, prosecute, and defend, in any court of record or other place whatever; may have and use a common seal, may purchase and hold such real and personal estate as may be necessary to effect the object of theirassociation, and the same may sell and convey at pleasure; Provided, such real estate shall not exceed one hundred and sixty acres; may make, establish, and put in execution, such by-laws, ordinances, and regulations, not being contrary to the laws of this State or of the United States, as may seem necessary and convenient for their regulation and government, and for the management of their affairs, and do and execute all such acts and things as may be necessary to carry into full effect the purposes intended by this charter. Sec. 2. All the sections, except the first, of "an act to incor. Provisions of

; the law incorporate the Illinois Mutual Fire Insurance Company," approved porating Ili. February twenty-third, one thousand eight hundred and thir-nois Mutual ty-nine, shall be and hereby are made a part of this act; Pro-Fire insurvided, that the words Alton and Madison, in said recited act, part of this

ance made shall in this act be Ottowa and La Salle; And provided further, act that for the words “of Madison" in the tenth section of the aforesaid recited act, shall be substituted in this act the words, “in which such loss or damage may have accrued.”

APPROVED, March 3d, 1843.

AN ACT to repeal an act entitled "an act to regulate Foreign Insurance In force,

company agencies established in the State of Illinois, and for other pur. Mar. 4, 1843. poses."


Sec. I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That an act entitled "an Certain act act to regulate Foreign Insurance company agencies, estab. repe lished in the State of Illinois," approved February twentyseventh, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. Hereafter the agents of foreign insurance compaForeign Insu ni rance companies shall, upon their acceptance of such agencies, signify the nies regulated same in writing, to the clerk of the county commissioners'

court of their respective counties, which notice shall be filed by the clerk in his office, which shall entitle the agent to grant policies of insurance, according to the laws governing the

company of such agency. Foreion InendSEC. 3. The said agent or agents shall be required to pay rance compa- over to the clerk of the county commissioners' court three per nes to pay cent. on the amount of premiums charged by him on all polithe State 3 per cent on cies by him issued, and the said clerk shall give to the agent ihe amount of duplicate receipts, one of which the clerk shall retain, and premiums the said clerk shall enter the amount so received in a book charged

kept by him for that purpose, designating the time when, and from what agent the same was received, and the said clerk shall, on the first day of January and the first day of July annually, (if he has in his hands any funds so received) make out an abstract of the same, and shall forward said abstract, together with the money on hand, to the Treasurer of the State of Illinois, who shall receive the same and enter the amount so received in a book kept by him for that purpose, with the time when, and from what clerk and county the same was received; and the moneys so received shall be considered as revenue to the State, and by the Treasurer paid out as such.

SEC. 4. Any agent failing to pay over to the clerk of the Penalty, for county commissioners' court, the per cent. as directed in this not paying act, shall subject himself to be fined double the amount of per cent.

the premium upon thich he failed to pay over the per cent. as directed in this act, which fine may be recovered before any justice of the peace, or any court having competent juris.

diction, by action of debt; one half of the fine recovered · under this act to go to the informer and the other half to be paid over to the clerk of the county commissioners' court, and paid over by him to the State Treasurer, in like manner as the per cent. in this act is directed to be paid.

Sec. 5. This act to take effect from and after its passage.
APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.

la force, AN ACT to amend thu act entitled "an act to incorporate the Illinois Mu. Mar. 4, 1843. tual Fire Insurance Company,” approved February 230, 1639.


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Directors of Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Ills. Mutual represented in the General Assembly, That the directors of said

ce company be and they are hereby authorized to settle and pay company inay pay all all losses at only one uniform period in each year, subsequent losses at one to the annual assessment; Provided, that members sustaining period in each loss or damage by fire shall be allowed interest thereon from year

the time due notice has been given of such loss until payment is made; and so much of the fourteenth section of said act as

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ment as is inconsistent with this nct bc and the same is hereby * repealed.

Sec. 8. This act shall not affect the rights of any person to affect the or persons who have become members of said company be

of for fore the passage of this act, unless such persons assent io the mer members of comtany provisions of the same by themselves or proxies at the next

annual meeting of said company, or signify their assent in
writing directed to the board of directors.

APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.

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In force, AN ACT to provide for the payment of interest on the school furd, in the Mar. 3, 1843.

township iherein named. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Trustees of represerueu ini mne General

represented in the General Assembly, That the trustees of schools schools in in township two, south of range fourteen west, situate in the certain town- counties of Edwards and Wabash, be and they are hereby

de authorised and empowered to receive from James Wightman, wards and Wabash of the county of Edwards, a relinquishment of lots, numbered counties may three, four, five, and six, being part of school section number tain arrange

ce sixteen, in the township aforesaid, purchased by said Wight. ment with man, on the sixth day of December, eignteen hundred and James Wight- thirty-nine, with the improvements thereon. And upon such

relinquishment of the lands, so as aforesaid purchased by the
said Wightman, with the improvements, said trustees are here-
by further authorised and empowered to release the said
Wightman from any further liability on account of his pur-
chase as aforesaid, and to deliver up to said Wightman all
notes and other cvidences of indebtedness arising out of his
said purchase; Provided, that said Wightman, before he shall
be entitled to such release, shall make to such trustees, good
and sufficient deeds of conveyance, for any țitle to the lands
aforesaid, which he may have acquired by virtue of his said
purchase. This act to take effect, and be in force from and
after its passage.

APPROVED, March 3d, 1843.


In force,

AN ACT in relation to judgments and executions. Feb. 25, 1843. Executions SEC. 1. Be it enacled by the People of the State of Illinois, may issue an represented in the General Assembly, That where a judgment gainst decen- has or may hereafter be obtained in any couit of record of this sed judgment debiors with. State, against any person or persons, who has or shall after the out reviving rendition of said judgment, and before execution issues theresaid judgment on, die, it shall be lawful for execution to issue against the against heirs of legal rep. lands and tenaments of said deceased person or persons, withresentatives out first reviving the judgment against their heirs or legal re

presentatives; any thing in any law to the contrary notwith

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