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executive committee

Object of in- 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 attaining the objects and carrying into effect the purposes afore

said. 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 com

mittee, to consist of a president, two vice presidents, a secretary, 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 next annual election the following named persons shall constitute the officers of said

incorporation, to wit:James A. McDougall, president, George Officers

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

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 trustor for the use of a society heretofore and now known as the Morgan Institute, 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.

Certain propo

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 Woodruft, Harmon Hurlbut, R. P. La Salle MWoodworth, Randolph Sizer, H. G. Cotton, J. V. A. Hoes,

tual Fire InDaniel 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,


powo 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 their association, 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 porate the Illinois Mutual Fire Insurance Company," approved porating IlliFebruary 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 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.


Sec. 1. 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. repealed lished in the State of Illinois," approved February twenty, seventh, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. Hereafter the agents of foreign insurance compaForeign Insu rance compa:

nies 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 entit!e the agent to grant policies of insurance, according to the laws governing the

company of such agency. Foreign Ineu- SEC. 3. The said agent or agents shall be required to pay rance compa- over to the clerk of the county commissioners' court three

per nies to pay cent. on the amount of premiums charged by him on all poli

cies by him issued, and the said clerk shall give to the agent per cent.on 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 tined double the amount of
the premium upon which 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 aci 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.

per cent.

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

Directors of

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

company be and they are hereby authorized to settle and pay may 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


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


is inconsistent with the provisions of this act be and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. In all suits by or against said company, any mem- Members of hers of said company shall be a competent witness, except in company suits in which he or she shall be directly a party; Provided, witnesses" that such person shall not be otherwise disqualified.

Sec. 3. The records of said company, or copies thereof, Copies of reduly authenticated by the signature of the president and sec-cords testimoretary, shall be competent evidence in any suit in which said "y company may be a party.

Sec. 4. In case it shall become necessary to resort to the Insurance lien on the property insured, the treasurer shall demand pay-collected ment of the insured, or his legal representative, and of the tenant in possession, and in case of non-payment said company may sustain an action on the deposite note, and then exccution may be levied on the insured premises, and the officer making the levy may sell the whole, or any part of the estate at auction, giving notice and proceeding in the same manner as is required in sales under execution, or may proceed in equity at the option of the company.

Sec. 5. That if any person or persons, who arc or shall Penalty for become members of said company by effecting insurance

neglecting therein, their heirs, cxecutors, administrators, or assigns, assessment shall neglect or refuse the payment of any assessment or assessments duly ordered by the directors of said company, for the term of thirty days after the same shall have become pay. able, agreeable to public notice by the treasurer, the party so in default shall be excluded and debarred, and shall lose all benefit and advantage of his, her, or their insurance or insurances respectively, for and during the term of such default or non-payment, and notwithstanding, shall be liable and obliged to pay all assessments that shall be made during the continuance of his, her, or their policies of insurance, pursuant to the provisions of the act to which this is an amend. ment.

Sec. 6. That in all cases where real or personal property Insured propinsured by said company shall become alienated by sale, by voida policy change in partnership or ownership, or otherwise, the policies unless same is issued thereon shall be void, and shall be surrendered to said assigned by company to be cancelled, and said company shall not be liable for any loss and damage which may happen to any property after such alienation as aforesaid unless the policies issued thereon shall have been duly assigned or confirmed by the consent of the directors to the actual owner or owners thereof previous to such loss and damage, and no policy issued by said company shall be deemed to have been duly assigned or confirmed unless the consent of the directors to such assignment or confirmation is certified on such policy by the secretary of said company.

SEC. 7. That so much of the act to which this is an amend.

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

repealed. This act not

Sec. 8. This act shall not affect the rights of any person to affect the or persons who have become members of said company berights of for-fore the passage of this act, unless such persons assent to the of company 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.

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

township therein named. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Trustees of represented in the General Assembly, That the trustees of schools echoolo in in township two, south of range fourteen west, situate in the certain town- counties of Edwards and Wabash, be and they are hereby ships in Ed. wards and

authorised and empowered to receive from James Wightman, Wabash of the county of Edwards, a relinquishment of lots, numbered counties may three, four, five, and six, bcing part of school section number make a cere sixteen, in the township aforesaid, purchased by said Wighttain arrangement with man, on the sixth day of December, eighteen 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 hereby further authorised and empowered to release the said Wightman from any further liability on account of his purchase 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 title 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.

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AN ACT in relation to judgments and executions. Feb. 25, 1843. Executions Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, may issue an represented in the General Assembly, That where a judgment

ainst decen: hás or may hereafter be obtained in any couit of record of this debtors with-State, against any person or persons, who has or shall after the out reviving rendition of said judgment, and before exccution issues theresaid judgment on, die, it shall be lawful for execution to issue against the or 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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