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tion to school taxes; and the said county cleik shall, in the warrant attached to any collector,s book in which there shall be computed any taxes belonging to said district, direct such collector or collectors to pay to the treasurer of the corporation hereby created all taxes by him collected belonging to said district or corporation, after deducting the legal compensation to which he or they may be entitled for making such collections; and the said collector or collectors shall pay over to the treasurer of said corporation all moneys collected by them belonging thereto; and the said treasurer shall give to said collector duplicate receipts therefor; and no other evidence of such payment shall be received by the county treasurer in his settlement with such collector.

census of cwi- § 9. It shall be the duty of said directors to cause an abstract to be made of the whole number of white children under the age of twenty-one years, within said district, together with the number of acres of territory included in said district, and also such further information as is required in sections 36 and 79 of the act to establish and maintain a system of free schools, approved February 16th, 1857, which shall be returned to the school commissioner of said county of DuPage on or before the first Monday in October, in each year. And the said school commissioner shall apportion to said distriet, and pay, annually, to the treasurer of said corporation, for the exclusive use of said district, the amount the said district is entitled to reeeive from the funds that are or may be in his hands subject to distribution for the support and benefit of schools in said county, in accordance with the provisions of the free school law now or hereafter to be in force; said apportionment to be made to the said district by the said school commissioner in the same manner as if said district was a separate township of said county. And all fines assessed by justices of the peace in said district shall be paid over to said treasurer, on his demand.

§ 10. The treasurer of the said corporation is hereby authorized to demand and receive from the county treasurer of said county, and from the treasurers of the township or townships in which said district may be situatedj and from any other public officer or person, any and all moneys at any time remaining in the hands of any such officers or person belonging to said district; and the receipt of the treasurer of said corporation shall be the only sufficient voucher therefor.

P«tm,us eon- §11. Nothing contained in this act shall be so construed as to interfere with any contract heretofore made by the directors of said school district for the purchase of the JSTaperville Academy property, for the use of said district; but all contracts entered into and agreements made by said rchool directors, in reference to the purchase of said property, and to the employment of teachers, are hereby declared

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to be valid and binding upon the corporation hereby created.

§ 12. The general school laws of this State shall remain and be in force in reference to the district hereby established except so far as the same are repealed or superseded by this act; and all acts or parts of acts conflicting with this act are repealed, so far as they apply to said district.

§ 13. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.

Approved June 13, 1863.

AN ACT to incorporate the Roman Catholic Asylum of the Diocese of the 1° fo*fe January Catholic Bishop of Chicago. M> 186S

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, Eight Rev. James Duggan, his Vicar General, Very Rev. Dennis Dunne, and the pastors of the several Catholic congregations of the said diocese, ex officio, and such others as may from time to time be elected by the corporators, are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The Roman corporate name Catholic A«ylum of the Diocese of the Catholic Bishop of »ndP0W"8Chicago, for indigent children and adults;" and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and shall have power to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, and to do and perform all such acts and things as are, or may become necessary, for the furtherance of the purposes of the said corporation, as fully and completely as a natural person might or could do.; and also to adopt a common seal, and the same to alter and .change at pleasure.

§ 2. The object and purpose of said incorporation shall -Relief of the cu»be the providing of homes for, and otherwise aiding and u e' relieving, destitute children and adults.

§ 3. The officers of the said corporation-shall be a presi- officers, dent, a vice president, a treasurer and secretary, to be selected from and by the said corporators, any six of whom shall form a quorum.

§ 4. The said corporation shall be the guardian of all The education of children, that by the provisions of this act shall be surren- chlldrendered to said corporation, and it may in its discretion, indenture such children to an honorable trade or employment, but in all cases, provision shall be made in the indentures, by which such children are bound to service, for securing an education proper and fitting for the condition and circumstances in the life of such children.

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parents or oth- rights at law, or others to whom one or the other shall have validly transferred such rights, shall be considered the legal guardian for the purpose of making a surrender of a child or children to the charge and eustody of said corporation; and where any judge of a court of record, a justice of the peace, or the mayor of the city of Chicago, within said diocese, has or may have authority to surrender any child to any incorporation, such judge, justice of the peace, or mayor, in case where the father is, or, if dead, was a Roman Catholic; and, in case where the father being dead, leaving the mother surviving him, who is, or, if dead, was a Roman Catholic; and in case where the father has directed the child or children to be educated in the Catholic religion; and, in case where the father being dead, the surviving mother has so directed, if any such officer shall exercise such authority, he shall make such surrender to the care and custody of the corporation hereby created, it not refusing to accept the said surrender. The acquisition of § 6. The said corporation may receive, take and hold

property. an^ gjfl^ devises, bequests or donations which may be made; and may acquire in fee, or f< r any less estate, real estate or any personal property necessary or convenient for the promotion of the said object or purpose; and all real estate or personal property held by or for the use of said corporation, or occupied or used by it, shall be free from taxation: Provided, the value of the real and personal estate so exempt shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars.

§ 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage; shall be deemed a public act, and may be repealed or amended at any time. Approved January 29,1863.

Inf014ei868Uafy A BILL for An act to exempt property of the American Bible Society and •' its auxiliaries and branches from taxation.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the following property, which is now owned or may hereafter be owned in this State, by the American Bible Society, organized in the city of New York, in the year 1816, or by any of its auxiliaries or branches, shall be exempt from all taxes whatever, to-wit: real and personal estate, not exceeding in value fifty thousand dollars, in this State; also, all Bibles and Testaments, in the depositories of said society, and any articles of personal property necessary for the prosecution of their objects.

§ 2. All acts or parts of acts conflicting with this are hereby repealed.

Approved February 14,1863.

AN ACT to incorporate the Springfield Home for the Friendless, In force February

12,1868.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Eliza Pope, Mercy Conkling, Louisa Dresser, Susan Cook, Lydia corporator* and Williams, Elizabeth Bunn, Harriet Campbell, Ann Eastman, borate name. Maria Lathrop, Mary Hay, Catherine Hiekox, Mary Ann Dennis, and Elizabeth Matheny, and their associates, are hereby constituted a body corporate and- politic, by the name and style of the "Springfield H«me for the Friendless;" and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and shall have power to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, and to do and perform all such acts and things as are or may become necessary for the furtherance and advancement of the purposes of said incorporation, as fully and completely as a natural person might or could do.

§ 2. The object and purposes of said incorporation shall Keiief of the be the relieving, aiding and providing homes for friendless frlendleMand indigent women and children.

§ 3. Any person may become an annual member of said corporation who shall pay to the treasurer thereof the sum of one dollar annually; and any person may become a life member of said corporation who has paid or shall at any one time pay to the treasurer thereof the sum of ten dollars or more.

§ 4. The officers of this corporation shall be a president, officers of corpovice president, secretary, treasurer and a board of female m"on' managers, not lees than twelve, the number to be determined by the members of said corporation, from time to time. The president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and board of managers shall be elected, annually, by the members of said corporation, on the first Monday in each year. All of said officers shall hold their respective offices for one year, and until their successors are elected. In case of any Fiiiing of v«anvacancy in either of said offices, by death, resignation or cle8otherwise, the board of managers shall have power to fill such vacancy until the next annual election. The regular Alinual m«t!ng annual meeting of the officery and managers of this corporation shall be on the first Monday in each year. The president and secretary of this corporation shall be, ex offieio, president and secretary of the board oi managers, and shall be associated with said board in ajl matters of business pertaining to this corporation. It shall require at least seven of said board of managers to constitute a quorum to do Quorum.

business. In the absence of the president, the vice president shall preside as president, and in the absence ot both, the managers may elect a president, pro tem., and in the absence of the secretary, a secretary, pro tern., may be appointed, rhencquuiuonof § 5. The said corporation may receive, take and hold, property. either by gift, purchase, devise, bequest or otherwise, any real or personal estate, for the use of and for the advancement of the purposes of said corporation, whether the same be purchased, given, devised, bequeathed or conveyed directly to said corporation, or to any of its officers, for the use of said corporation; and all real or personal property held by or for the use of said corporation or occupied by it shall be exempt from taxation, not exceeding in value twentybasing of real five thousand dollars. No real estate to which said corpoestate. ration shall acquire title shall be alienated or leased for a

longer term than two years, at one time, except by a majority vote of the managers, at an annual meeting, or at a special meeting, to be called for that purpose, to be specified in the notice of said meeting. »y-iaw8 ana rules § 6. The board of managers may, at any time, appoint such subordinate officers, agents and committees, as they may deem necessary the more efficiently to carry out the objects of said corporation, and they may make and enforce such by-laws, rules and regulations as they may deem necessary for the election and government of officers and members of said corporation, and to govern the admission of applicants to the "Springfield Home for the Friendless;" aleo, for the government, discipline and disposal of those that may be received as inmates, and for the conducting and managing the general business of said corporation, inrrenderofehu- § 7. The board of managers of said corporation shall poratbn!he cor~ be the legal guardians of all children that, by the provisions of this act, shall be surrendered to the stid corporation, and they may, in their discretion, indenture such children to an honorable trade or employment, but in all cases provisions shall be made in the indenture by which said children are bound to service for securing an education proper and fitting for the condition and circumstances in life of such children, tfnen mother to § 8. In case of the death or legal incapacity of a father, beaguardian. or jn ca8e 0f hjg abandoning or neglecting to provide for his children, the mother shall be considered their legal guardian for the purpose of making a surrender of them to the charge and custody of this corporation; and in all cases when the person or persons legally authorized to act as the guardian or guardians of any child are not known, the mayor of the city of Springfield may, in his discretion, surrender such child to said corporation, tarrenderofcwi- § 9. In case it shall be shown to any judge of a court drenby judge or 0f record, or to the mayor, or to any justice of the peace, within the city of Springfield, that the father of any child

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