That part of a statute which declares its enactment and serves toidentify it as an act of legislation proceeding from the proper legislative authority.Various formulas are used for this clause, such as “Be it enacted by the people of thestate of Illinois represented in general assembly,” “Be it enacted by the senate andhouse of representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled,” “Thegeneral assembly do enact,” etc. State v. Patterson, 98 N. C, 6C0, 4 S. E. 350; Pearcev. Vittum, 193 111. 192, 61 N. E. 1116; Territory v. Burns, 6 Mont. 72, 9 Pac. 432.