Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed by the Twelfth General Assembly [Including Act to Incorporate City of Nauvoo]
by [Mormonism][Mauvoo], State of Illinois
Wm. Walters / State of Illinois. LEATHER_BOUND. Springfield, 1841. 8vo, quarter leather over paper covered boards, 359, xxxiv pp. Title continues: at Their Session, begun and held at Springfield, on the seventh of December, one thousand eight hundred and forty. Published in Pursuance of Law. An important title, with pp. 52-57 being the act to incorporatte the city of Nauvoo, including the right to establish a separate milita: ""The city council may organize the inhabitants of said city subject to military duty into a body of independent military men, to be called the `Nauvoo Legion,' the court martial of which shall be composed of the commissioned officers of said legion, and constitute the law making department, with full powers and authority to make, ordain, establish and execute all such laws and ordinances as may be considered necessary for the benefit, government, and regulation of said legion. Provided said court martial shall pass no law or act repugnant to, or inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States... Said legion shall be exempt from all other military duty...". PP. 132-133 includes Act to incorporate the Nauvoo House Association, and Joseph Smith, Sdney Rigdon, Hiram Smith and Joseph Pratt are mentioned in the section on t incorporating the Nauvoo Agricultural and Manufacturing Association (pp. 139-145). A quite well preserved copy which unfortunately has a detached front board but is otherwise in very good condition in a contemporary binding. Some marks to boards, light foxing, overall tight and sound. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. Flake 4203. . Good. 1842. First Edition. (Inventory #: 18571)
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