Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, 3 February 1841–8 February 1845

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Ordinance, 31 October 1842
An Ordinance concerning the public Revenue of the City of .
<​See amendment. P. 193​>
Sec. 1. Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of , that all Lands, tenements, & hereditaments, situated in this , claimed by individuals, or bodies politic or corporate, shall be subject to taxation, except such lands as may be owned by the City Corporation, societies, or corporations, for the purpose of burying Ground, the Lot, unimproved Church Lands, and Grounds for the use of literary institutions; the following personal Property shall also be taxed, viz: Stud Horses, Asses, Mules, Hearses, Mares, Cattle, Clocks, Watches, Carriages, Waggons, Carts, money actually loaned, Stock in trade, & all other description of personal Property, & 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.
Sec. 2. The Recorder is hereby required to obtain from the most correct sources either within this or elsewhere, abstracts containing a description of all City Lots & other Lands, so as to enable him to make a list of the same, & the name of the owner, which list with the name of the owner he shall cause to be made out in the form of a Book having sufficient space between the lines to insert the description of subdivision of every lot or tract, & shall keep the same in his office. The aforesaid description of Lots and Lands shall be arranged in regular Order, beginning with the lowest number on the Original Plat of the City of , & proceed in the same manner with each of the additions, & then the other Lands, beginning at the South West extremity of the limits, taking [p. 106]
Ordinance, 31 October 1842
An Ordinance concerning the public Revenue of the City of .
See amendment. P. 193
Sec. 1. Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of , that all Lands, tenements, & hereditaments, situated in this , claimed by individuals, or bodies politic or corporate, shall be subject to taxation, except such lands as may be owned by the City Corporation, societies, or corporations, for the purpose of burying Ground, the Lot, unimproved Church Lands, and Grounds for the use of literary institutions; the following personal Property shall also be taxed, viz: Stud Horses, Asses, Mules, Hearses, Mares, Cattle, Clocks, Watches, Carriages, Waggons, Carts, money actually loaned, Stock in trade, & all other description of personal Property, & 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.
Sec. 2. The Recorder is hereby required to obtain from the most correct sources either within this or elsewhere, abstracts containing a description of all City Lots & other Lands, so as to enable him to make a list of the same, & the name of the owner, which list with the name of the owner he shall cause to be made out in the form of a Book having sufficient space between the lines to insert the description of subdivision of every lot or tract, & shall keep the same in his office. The aforesaid description of Lots and Lands shall be arranged in regular Order, beginning with the lowest number on the Original Plat of the City of , & proceed in the same manner with each of the additions, & then the other Lands, beginning at the South West extremity of the limits, taking [p. 106]
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