History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

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27 February 1841 • Saturday

<February 27  x> “An act to incorporate the Nauvoo Agricultural and Manufacturing Association  in the County of — Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of  represented in the General Assembly, That , ,  , , , , , , , , , , William  Huntington Senr., , , , James  Allred, John T. Barnett, , , , Isaac  Higbee, Joseph Smith, , , , John F. Olney,  , , James Kelly, Sidney Knowlton, , and their associates and successors, are hereby constituted  a body corporate and politic, by the name of the Nauvoo Agricultural, and  Manufacturing Association, and by that name shall be capable of suing and  being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered,  in all courts and places, and may have a common seal, and may alter  the same at pleasure. Sec 2. The sole object and purpose of said  association, shall be for the promotion of agriculture and husbandry in all  its branches, and for the manufacture of flour, lumber, and such other  useful articles as are necessary for the ordinary purposes of life. Sec 3  The Capital Stock of said Association shall be one hundred thousand dollars,  with the privilege of increasing it to the sum of three hundred thousand dollars,  to be divided into shares of fifty dollars, which shall be considered personal property,  and be assignable in such manner as the said Corporation may by its by-laws  provide: which capital stock shall be exclusively devoted to the object, and purposes  set forth in the second section of this act, and to no other object, and purposes,  and to the same end the said Corporation shall have power to purchase,  hold and convey real Estate, and other property, to the amount of its capital.  Sec 4. Said Corporation shall have power by its Trustees or a majority of  them present at any regularly called meeting; to make by-laws for its own  government, for the purpose of carrying out the objects of this association.  Provided the same are not repugnant to the laws and constitution of this  , or of the — Sec. 5. Joseph Smith, , and   shall be Commissioners to receive subscriptions for, and distribute  said Capital Stock for said corporation, said commissioners or a majority of them  shall within six months after the passage of this act, either by themselves or  their duly appointed agents, open a subscription book for said stock at such  times and places as they shall appoint, and at the time of subscription for  such Stock, at least ten per cent upon each share subscribed for, shall be paid  <x> to said Commissioners, or their duly appointed agents, and the remainder of said  Stock so subscribed for, shall be paid in such sums and at such times, as  shall be provided for by the by-laws of said corporation. Sec. 6. In case the  stock of said Corporation shall not all be taken up within one year from the  passage of this act, the duties of said Commissioners shall cease, and the Trustees  of said corporation or a quorum thereof, may thereafter receive subscriptions to said  stock from time to time until the whole shall be subscribed. Sec 7. [p. 1167]

27 February 1841 • Saturday

February 27 x “An act to incorporate the Nauvoo Agricultural and Manufacturing Association in the County of — Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of represented in the General Assembly, That , , , , , , , , , , , , William Huntington Senr., , , , James Allred, John T. Barnett, , , , Isaac Higbee, Joseph Smith, , , , John F. Olney, , , James Kelly, Sidney Knowlton, , and their associates and successors, are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name of the Nauvoo Agricultural, and Manufacturing Association, and by that name shall be capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered, in all courts and places, and may have a common seal, and may alter the same at pleasure. Sec 2. The sole object and purpose of said association, shall be for the promotion of agriculture and husbandry in all its branches, and for the manufacture of flour, lumber, and such other useful articles as are necessary for the ordinary purposes of life. Sec 3 The Capital Stock of said Association shall be one hundred thousand dollars, with the privilege of increasing it to the sum of three hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of fifty dollars, which shall be considered personal property, and be assignable in such manner as the said Corporation may by its by-laws provide: which capital stock shall be exclusively devoted to the object, and purposes set forth in the second section of this act, and to no other object, and purposes, and to the same end the said Corporation shall have power to purchase, hold and convey real Estate, and other property, to the amount of its capital. Sec 4. Said Corporation shall have power by its Trustees or a majority of them present at any regularly called meeting; to make by-laws for its own government, for the purpose of carrying out the objects of this association. Provided the same are not repugnant to the laws and constitution of this , or of the — Sec. 5. Joseph Smith, , and shall be Commissioners to receive subscriptions for, and distribute said Capital Stock for said corporation, said commissioners or a majority of them shall within six months after the passage of this act, either by themselves or their duly appointed agents, open a subscription book for said stock at such times and places as they shall appoint, and at the time of subscription for such Stock, at least ten per cent upon each share subscribed for, shall be paid x to said Commissioners, or their duly appointed agents, and the remainder of said Stock so subscribed for, shall be paid in such sums and at such times, as shall be provided for by the by-laws of said corporation. Sec. 6. In case the stock of said Corporation shall not all be taken up within one year from the passage of this act, the duties of said Commissioners shall cease, and the Trustees of said corporation or a quorum thereof, may thereafter receive subscriptions to said stock from time to time until the whole shall be subscribed. Sec 7. [p. 1167]
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