Corporations are run by "officers," comprised of multiple "divisions," and set revenue "targets."
In 1835 the corporation was remodelled under the Municipal Corporations Act.
Trade flourished; the corporations of bargemen and the like on the Rhone made money; the many towns grew rich and could afford splendid public buildings.
During the wild era of speculation which followed (especially in 1832 - upon the opening of the Chickasaw Cession to settlement) a large number of banks and railroad corporations with banking privileges were chartered.
The chief sources of revenue are taxes on realty, personalty and corporations, a poll-tax, and licences.