Bill from Daniel H. Wells and Others, 31 October 1842
Select Committee on Public Revenue [, , , , and ], Bill, to Nauvoo City Council, , Hancock Co., IL, 31 Oct. 1842; handwriting of , , and ; signature of JS; endorsement and docket in handwriting of ; eighteen pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, 1841–1845, CHL.
An ordinance concerning the publick Revenue of the City of .—
Be it ordained &c. That all lands tenements & hereditements, situated in This State claimed by individuals, or bodies politic or corporate, <shall be subject to taxation> except such lands orbuildings as may be owned by <the City Corporation,> societies, or corporations, for the purpose of burying ground, <the Temple Lot unoccupied> church grounds<church buildings> <unimproved untenanted Church Lands,> & grounds for the use of literary institutions; The following personall property shall also be taxed viz; stud horses, asses, mules, horses, mares, cattle, slaves& servantsof [illegible] clocks, watches, carriages, wagons, carts, money actually loaned, stock in trade, & all other description of personal property, of <&> the stock of incorporated companies, so that every person shall pay a tax in proportion to The value of The property he or she has in his or her possession, The aforesaid property declared subject to taxation shall be valued according to the true value Thereof as hereinafter directed. [p. ]