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In force, AN ACT to authorize and direct the Secretary of S:ate to receive and preMar. 4, 1843.
serve geological specimens, and for other purposes.
Whereas, it is desirable to obtain and diffuse amongst the
people scientific knowledge, and especially a knowledge of mineralogy and geology, as contributing greatly to their happiness as well as the growth and perfection of agriculture and the mechanic arts; and whereas, it is desirable that a thorough geological survey of the State should be made so soon as the financial affairs of the State will permit, and as it is believed that until such survey can be made much useful information may be obtained by the voluntary aid and contributions of patriotic individuals, that will be of much immediate practical utility as well as greatly aid in such future survey; therefore, to effect objects so desirable,
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Seo. of State represented in the General Assembly, That the Secretary of required to State be and he hereby is authorized and required to receive receive cer- and safely preserve, in some convenient and proper place in tain speci- the State House, all such geological and mineralogical speci
mens, ancient remains, Indian and other antiquities, as may
be presented or sent to him. To make a Sec. 2. It shall also be the duty of the Secretary of State to catalogue make and preserve, in the library room of the State House, or
in the room where said specimens shall be kept, a catalogue, specifying therein from what place, from whom and when the same was received, with such additional memoranda as he shall deem important and proper.
Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to file serve all 'let- away and preserve in his office all letters and written stateters accompa- ments accompanying said specimens, and such treatises on nying speci- scientific subjects as shall be furnished to him, and at each ses.
sion of the General Assembly he shall report thereto, giving a general account of the specimens received and the informa
tion obtained by virtue of this act. This act to be
Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, imprinted and mediately after the passage of this act, to cause to be printed copies sent to by the public printer, on strong, stout paper, of suitable size, circuit clerks
this act and preamble thereto, together with the queries accompanying the report of the select committee to whom the resolution adopted by the House of Representatives, relative to mineralogical and geological enquiries was referred, he shall cause one thousand copies thereof to be printed, and sball transmit five copies thereof to each of the clerks of the
circuit court of the respective counties in this State. Clerks to post
Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the said clerks respectively, them up in
upon the receipt of the printed copies of this act and preamble, their offices
and queries, firmly to post up a copy thereof in some convenient and conspicuous place in the court room of the court house of the county, or in the room where the circuit court of the county is usually holden, one copy in his office, and one
He shall pre
copy in some other public place in the county; and in case the copies thus posted up shall be removed by casualty or otherwise, it shall be the duty of said clerk to cause another copy to be posted up in its stead.
Sec. 6. Any person who shall intentionally deface, obliterate, tear down, or destroy, in whole or in part, any of the copies of said preamble, act, and queries, when posted up as aforesaid, shall be liable to the same penalties and in the same manner as is now provided by the one hundred and thirtyfourth section of the criminal code of this State.
APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.
AN ACT to punish the crime of incest.
Feb. 7, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all marriages here- Within what after contracted between parents and children, including riages are ingrand-parents and grand-children of every degree, between cestuous and brothers and sisters of the half as well as of the whole blood,
void and between uncles and nieces, aunts and nephews, are declared to be incestuous and absolutely void. This section Illegitimates
within this shall extend to illegitimate as well as legitimate children and aet relations.
Sec. 2. Persons within the degrees of consanguinity within which marriages are declared by the first section of this act to be incestuous and void, who shall intermarry with each other, or who shall commit adultery or fornication with each other, or who shall lewdly and lasciviously cohabit with each
Punishment other, shall be liable to indictment, and upon conviction be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not exceeding ten years. Sec. 3. Any person convicted of the crime of manslaugh- Manslaughter
how punished ter shall be punished by confinement in the penitentiary for a term not exceeding eight years. The twenty-ninth section 29th section of the fifth division of the act in relation to criminal jurispru- code repealed dence be and the same is hereby repealed.
SEC. 4. If a father shall rudely and licentiously cohabit Father cohawith his own daughter, the father shall on conviction, he pun-daughter, ished by a confinement in the penitentiary for a term not ex- how punished ceeding twenty years.
APPROVED, February 7th, 1843.
In force, AN ACT to incorporate the Tazewell County Farmers' and Mechanics' Company.
Mar. 3, 18431 Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Samuel Woodrow, Nathan Dillon, Daniel Dillon, Daniel M. Bailey, Lewis Pret
Tazewell co; tyman, William Ramsay, H. L. Walch, and Hugh Woodrow, Farmers' and
and their associates and successors, are hereby created a body Mechanics' company in politic and corporate, under the name and style of the Tazecorporated well County Farmers' and Mechanics' [Company] & Co.,
by that name shall be and are hereby made capable in law General pow. to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended in
any court of record or any other place whatever; 10 make, have and use a common seal, and the same to renew or amend at pleasure, and shall be and are hereby vested with all the powers necessary to carry into effect the purposes
and object of this act. May purchase Sec. 2. The company hereby incorporated shall have real estate power, and are authorized to purchase real estate and other
property, not exceeding the capital stock of said company, for the use and benefit of said company, and erect buildings thereon for mercantile, agricultural and mechanical pur
poses. Capital stock Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall consist of
five thousand dollars, divided into shares of twenty-five dollars each, with the privilege of extending the same to fifty
thousand dollars. Officers Sec. 4. The immediate government and direction of said
company shall be vested in a board consisting of a president, vice president and six trustees, a majority of whom shall con
stitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Meeting of
Sec. 5. As soon as the capital stock herein provided for stockholders shall be subscribed, or two ihousand five hundred dollars
thereof, the said Samuel Woodrow and company shall give public notice thereof; and call a meeting of the stockholders, who shall organize a board for the purpose of commencing
business. Time of elec
Sec. 6. The election of officers shall be held semi-annually ting officers in July and January, and each share represented in person, or
by authorized proxies, shall be entitled to one vote, ard those having the greatest number of votes shall be declared duly elected; elections shall be holden in Pekin, Tazewell county,
Illinois, at which meeting the officers shall be chosen. Company
SEC. 7. The said company shall, have power to make and make by-laws establish such by-laws and ordinances as they shall deem ne
cessary to carry into effect the provisions of this act; Provi. ded, the same be not repugnant to the constitution and laws
of this State or of the United States. Stock person
Sec. 8. The stock of said corporation shall be deemed peral property sonal property, certificates for which shall be issued, signed
by the president and countersigned by the secretary, and the same shall be transferablc on the books of the corporation in Pekin.
Sec. 9. All bonds and deeds, in the purchase of real estate Deedo bow by the said corporation, shall be execated to the president and
trustees of said company, and their successors in office, in trust for the stockholders of said company, and all convey
ances of real estate, sold by the said corporation, shall be made by the presidect with consent of trustees, who shall be stockholders in the aforesaid company.
Sec. 10. No person except he be a practical farmer or me-Qualification chanic shall be eligible as a stockholder in said company, and of stockholdno stockholder shall purchase or hold more than four shares. ers
Sec. 11. This act is hereby declared a public act, to take Public act &c effect from and after its passage, and be liberally construed for the purposes herein contained, and continue in force for the term of twenty-five years; that the Legislature hereby reserves to itself the right, at any time hereafter, to alter, modify or repeal this act, and the stockholders of this incorporation shall be liable in their private property for all corporate debts.
APPROVED, March 3d, 1843.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled "an act to incorporate the Union Agri- In furce, cultural Society,"
Mar. 3, 1843. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Union Agrirepresented in the General Assembly, That from and after the cultural Socipassage of this act, the Union Agricultural Society may adopt ety a constitution and by-laws for its government, and may amend the same at pleasure, and may, by them, direct the proceedings of the society in the following particulars; any thing in the original act of incorporation, or the amendment thereto, to certain prothe contrary notwithstanding; in all matters pertaining to so invalidate the meetings and giving notice thereof; the obtaining of sub-its charter scriptions to the capital stock; the plans that may be adopted for promoting the objects of the society, as declared in the first section of the original act of incorporation; the number of trustees and other officers that shall be elected, and from what part of the district of the society; the mode of election, and the terms of office of the several officers; and any informalities that may have occurred heretofore, in the transactions of the society, shall not invalidate its charter.
Sec. 2. That when specific powers are granted to the trustees, those powers inay be exercised by the stockholders; that
Powers where new counties have been or may be created, embracing a portion of the district of said society, said county or counties may or may not be included within the bounds of said incorporation, as the society shall determine by vote of two-thirds of all the members present at an annual meeting.
APPROVED, March 3d, 1843.
In force, AN ACT to incorporate the Grand de Tour Manufacturing Company, Mar. 4, 1843,
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, Grand de represented in the General Assembly, That Solon Cumins, WilTour Manu- liam G. Dana, and Willard A. House, of Ogle county, and facturing
their associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby constitucompany incorporated ted a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the
Grand de Tour Manufacturing Company,
Sec. 2. Said company shall be competent to contract and * General pow. be contracted with, and be capable in law and equity to sue
and be sued, plead and be impleaded, to answer and be answered unto, to defend and be defended in all courts and places, and in all matters whatsoever. Said corporation may have and use a common seal, which they may alter or change at pleasure, and may also make and establish, and put in exe. cution, such by-laws, ordinances, and regulations as may
be necessary for the good government of said corporation, and the prudent and efficient management of its affairs; Provided, the same be not inconsistent with the spirit of this act, the constitution of this State, and the constitution of the United
States. Capital stock
Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall be one hundred thousanu dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, and the said corporation may have power to increase their capital stock to any amount, not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, if such amount shall be deemed necessary, to be by thcm expended in the erection of mills, ma. chine works, boats, wagons, necessary buildings, digging such runs and canals as may be necessary to carry on their business, and also to be expended in mining for stone coal and other materials.
Sec. 4. In order to facilitate the business operations of said May loan
company or corporation, they shall be authorised to obtain
ty, real and personal, and all its rights, credits, and franchises
Sec. 5. Said corporation shall have the right to erect a
may decm necessary for the creation of water power; Provided,
Sec. 6. That said corporation may purchase and hold such real estate as may be deemed necessary for the transaction of its business; Provided, the same shall not exceed six hundred and forty acres; but said corporation may hold, as securities, any real estate, mortgaged or pledged, to secure the payment