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Times and Seasons, 15 March 1842

weights and measures for sale, in which case, such person shall previously give information thereof to the Recorder, on failing to do which, he shall incur the said penalty.
Sec. 5. That if any person shall refuse to produce his or her scale-beams, weights, or measures for examination, when required by the sealer of weights and measures, or refuse to relinquish the same, when found forfeited to the Corporation, the person so refusing shall pay a fine of not less than one, nor more than ten dollars, according to the discretion of the magistrate.
Sec. 6. That any person who shall sell by any scale-beam, weight or measure, not rectified and stamped, branded, or sealed, by the sealer of weights and measures, shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a fine of one dollar for each and every offence; and any person is hereby authorized to prosecute for this penalty. And if the sealer of weights and measures shall pass any scale-beam, weight or measure that shall not correspond with the standards prescribed by law, he shall, for each offence, forfeit and pay a fine of ten dollars.
Sec. 7. That if any person shall sell by the steel-yard, the sealer of weights and measures, (who is hereby authorized to examine any steelyard which he may see in use,) if he shall, on examination, find the same not to agree with the standard aforesaid, shall seize the same; and the person found selling therewith, or the owner, shall incur a penalty of two dollars. And the said sealer of weights and measures shall, twice in every year, examine, and cause the owners thereof to adjust, every hay scale in this city; and he shall be entitled to receive, for every such examination, two dollars, to be paid by the owner of such scales.
Sec. 8. That the sealer of weights and measures shall keep a book, wherein he shall enter the names of the persons who shall have scale-beams, weights and measures adjusted, the number and description of the same, and the times when adjusted: and return to the Mayor, half-yearly, to be laid before the city

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council, a copy of said entries, together with a statement of all weights and measures seized and forfeited to this Corporation, with the names of the persons forfeiting the same.
Sec 9. That all weights and measures which have been heretofore seized and forfeited to this Corporation, shall be adjusted, where practicable, and delivered to their original owners, upon their paying the legal fees for sealing, stamping or branding the same.
Sec. 10. That the Mayor be, and he is hereby authorized, to cause to be procured the necessary seals, advoirdupois weights, and measures, of such form and materials as he may think proper, to be regulated by the standards adopted by authority of the legislature of the State of Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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, as the standards by which the weights and measures, to be used in this city

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, shall be regulated.
Sec. 11. That all fines incurred under this act shall be recovered and disposed of as are other small fines for infractions of the laws of this Corporation.
Passed—March 5th 1842.
JOHN C. BENNETT

3 Aug. 1804–5 Aug. 1867. Physician, minister, poultry breeder. Born at Fairhaven, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Son of John Bennett and Abigail Cook. Moved to Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, 1808; to Massachusetts, 1812; and back to Marietta, 1822. Married ...

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, Mayor.
James Sloan

28 Oct. 1792–24 Oct. 1886. City recorder, notary public, attorney, judge, farmer. Born in Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone, Ireland. Son of Alexander Sloan and Anne. Married Mary Magill. Baptized into LDS church. Ordained an elder, 28 Oct. 1837, in Columbiana Co., ...

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, Recorder.
 
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COURT MARTIAL OF THE NAUVOO

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LEGION.
Ordinance No. 1.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the Court Martial of the Nauvoo

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Legion in general court assembled, That the discipline, drill, rules, regulations,and uniforms of the United States

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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’ Army, so far as applicable, be and they hereby are adopted for the legion; Provided, That each company may adopt its own uniform for the non-commissioned officers and privates belonging to it.
Sec. 2. That from and after the 15th day of April next, it shall be the duty of every white male inhabitant of the City of Nauvoo

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, between eighteen and forty five years of age, to enroll himself in some company of the Legion, by reporting himself to the captain thereof, within fifteen days; and every person neglecting or refusing to do so shall, on conviction thereof before a regular court martial, forfeit and pay the sum of one dollar, and the further sum of one dollar for every subsequent fifteen days’ neglect.
Sec. 3. The Legion shall hold a general parade on the 1st Saturday of May and September, and the 4th day of July, (the 3d when the 4th comes on Sunday,) in, or near the City of Nauvoo

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; a battalion parade on the 3d Saturday of June, and Ootober, in their respective precincts; a company parade on the 4th Saturday of April, June, and August, in their respective precincts; and an officer drill on the Thursday and Friday preceding each general parade, in the City of Nauvoo

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; & such other musters or parades as the Lieutenant General, and the Major General, may jointly direct; in each year: and any non-commissioned officer, musician, or private, whoshall neglect or refuse to appear on said days, shall be fined in the sum of one dollar for each company, or battalion parade, and two dollars for each general parade—and the commissioned officers neglecting or refusing to appear in theirappropriate places on parade shall be fined in [p. 733]
weights and measures for sale, in which  case, such person shall previously give  information thereof to the Recorder, on  failing to do which, he shall incur the said  penalty.
Sec. 5. That if any person shall re fuse to produce his or her scale-beams,  weights, or measures for examination,  when required by the sealer of weights  and measures, or refuse to relinquish the  same, when found forfeited to the Corpo ration, the person so refusing shall pay  a fine of not less than one, nor more  than ten dollars, according to the discre tion of the magistrate.
Sec. 6. That any person who shall  sell by any scale-beam, weight or mea sure, not rectified and stamped, branded,  or sealed, by the sealer of weights and  measures, shall, upon conviction thereof,  pay a fine of one dollar for each and ev ery offence; and any person is hereby  authorized to prosecute for this penalty.  And if the sealer of weights and measures  shall pass any scale-beam, weight or mea sure that shall not correspond with the  standards prescribed by law, he shall, for  each offence, forfeit and pay a fine of ten  dollars.
Sec. 7. That if any person shall sell  by the steel-yard, the sealer of weights  and measures, (who is hereby author ized to examine any steelyard which he  may see in use,) if he shall, on examina tion, find the same not to agree with the  standard aforesaid, shall seize the same;  and the person found selling therewith,  or the owner, shall incur a penalty of two  dollars. And the said sealer of weights  and measures shall, twice in every year,  examine, and cause the owners thereof to  adjust, every hay scale in this city; and  he shall be entitled to receive, for every  such examination, two dollars, to be paid  by the owner of such scales.
Sec. 8. That the sealer of weights and  measures shall keep a book, wherein he  shall enter the names of the persons who  shall have scale-beams, weights and mea sures adjusted, the number and descrip tion of the same, and the times when ad justed: and return to the Mayor, half- yearly, to be laid before the city

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council,  a copy of said entries, together with a  statement of all weights and measures  seized and forfeited to this Corporation,  with the names of the persons forfeiting  the same.
Sec 9. That all weights and measures  which have been heretofore seized and  forfeited to this Corporation, shall be ad justed, where practicable, and delivered  to their original owners, upon their pay ing the legal fees for sealing, stamping  or branding the same.
Sec. 10. That the Mayor be, and he  is hereby authorized, to cause to be pro cured the necessary seals, advoirdupois  weights, and measures, of such form and  materials as he may think proper, to be  regulated by the standards adopted by  authority of the legislature of the State of  Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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, as the standards by which the  weights and measures, to be used in this  city

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, shall be regulated.
Sec. 11. That all fines incurred under  this act shall be recovered and disposed of  as are other small fines for infractions  of the laws of this Corporation.
Passed—March 5th 1842.
JOHN C. BENNETT

3 Aug. 1804–5 Aug. 1867. Physician, minister, poultry breeder. Born at Fairhaven, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Son of John Bennett and Abigail Cook. Moved to Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, 1808; to Massachusetts, 1812; and back to Marietta, 1822. Married ...

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, Mayor.
James Sloan

28 Oct. 1792–24 Oct. 1886. City recorder, notary public, attorney, judge, farmer. Born in Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone, Ireland. Son of Alexander Sloan and Anne. Married Mary Magill. Baptized into LDS church. Ordained an elder, 28 Oct. 1837, in Columbiana Co., ...

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, Recorder.
 
————
COURT MARTIAL OF THE NAUVOO

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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 LEGION.
Ordinance No. 1.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the Court Martial of  the Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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Legion in general court assembled,  That the discipline, drill, rules, regulations, and uniforms of the United States

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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’ Army, so far  as applicable, be and they hereby are adopted  for the legion; Provided, That each company  may adopt its own uniform for the non-commis sioned officers and privates belonging to it.
Sec. 2. That from and after the 15th day of  April next, it shall be the duty of every white  male inhabitant of the City of Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, between  eighteen and forty five years of age, to enroll  himself in some company of the Legion, by re porting himself to the captain thereof, within  fifteen days; and every person neglecting or re fusing to do so shall, on conviction thereof be fore a regular court martial, forfeit and pay the  sum of one dollar, and the further sum of one  dollar for every subsequent fifteen days’ neglect.
Sec. 3. The Legion shall hold a general pa rade on the 1st Saturday of May and September,  and the 4th day of July, (the 3d when the 4th  comes on Sunday,) in, or near the City of Nau voo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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; a battalion parade on the 3d Saturday of  June, and Ootober, in their respective precincts;  a company parade on the 4th Saturday of April,  June, and August, in their respective precincts;  and an officer drill on the Thursday and Friday  preceding each general parade, in the City of  Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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; & such other musters or parades as the  Lieutenant General, and the Major General,  may jointly direct; in each year: and any non- commissioned officer, musician, or private, who shall neglect or refuse to appear on said days,  shall be fined in the sum of one dollar for each  company, or battalion parade, and two dollars  for each general parade—and the commissioned  officers neglecting or refusing to appear in their appropriate places on parade shall be fined in [p. 733]
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, IL), 15 Mar. 1842, vol. 3, no. 10, pp. 719–734.

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