City Charter: Laws, Ordinances, and Acts, July 1842
The City Charter: Laws, Ordinances, and Acts of the City Council of the City of Nauvoo. And Also, the Ordinances of the Nauvoo Legion: From the Commencement of the City to this Date, –32 pp.; Nauvoo, IL: Nauvoo City Council, 1842. The copy used for transcription is held at CHL; includes archival markings.
rity to make, ordain, establish, and execute, all such laws and ordinances as may be considered necessary for the benefit, government and regulation of said ; Provided, said Court Martial shall pass no law or act repugnant to, or inconsistent with, the Constitution of the , or of this ; and, Provided, also, that the officers of the Legion shall be commissioned by the Governor of the . The said Legion shall perform the same amount of military duty as is now, or may be hereafter, required of the regular militia of the , and shall be at the disposal of the Mayor in executing the laws and ordinances of the City Corporation, and the laws of the , and at the disposal of the Governor for the public defence, and the of the laws of the , or of the , and shall be entitled to their proportion of the public arms; and, Provided, also, that said Legion shall be exempt from all other military duty.
Sec. 26. The inhabitants of the “City of ,” are hereby exempted from working on any road beyond the limits of the , and for the purpose of keeping the streets, lanes, avenues, and alleys in repair, to require of the male inhabitants of said , over the age of twenty-one, and under fifty years, to labor on said streets, lanes, avenues, and alleys, not exceeding three days in each year; and person failing to perform such labor, when duly notified by the supervisor, shall forfeit and pay the sum of one dollar per day for each day so neglected or refused.
Sec. 27. The City Council shall have power to provide for the punishment of offenders by imprisonment in the or jail, in all cases when such offenders shall fail or refuse to pay the fines and forfeitures which may be recovered against them.
Sec. 28. This act is hereby declared to be a public act, and shall take effect on the first Monday of February next.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Speaker of the Senate.
Approved, December 16, 1840.
STATE OF .)
Office of Secretary of State.)
I, , Secretary of State, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and perfect copy of the enrolled law now on file in my office.
Witness my hand, and seal of State, at , this 18th day of December, A. D. 1840,