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tion to school taxes; and the said county clerk 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 chil- § 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 district, and pay, annually, to the treasurer of said corporation, for the exclusive use of said district, the amount the said district is entitled to receive 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 situated, and from any other public officer or person, any and all moneys at apy 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. Previous con. $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 Naperville Academy property, for the use of said district; but all contracts entered into and agreements made by said school directors, in reference to the purchase of said property, and to the employment of teachers, are hereby declared
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 In force January
29, 1863. Catholic Bishop of Chicago.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, Right 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 Dame Catholic Asylum of the Diocese of the Catholic Bishop of and powers. Chicago, 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 desbe the providing of homes for, and otherwise aiding and 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 surrendered 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.
Surrender of chil. dren by their
§ 5. The father or mother according to their respective 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 custody of said corporation; and where any judge of a court of record, a justice of thé 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 refu
sing to accept the said surrender. The acquisition of $ 6. The said corporation may receive, take and hold property..
· any gifts, devises, bequests or donations which may be made;
and may acquire in fee, or fir 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.
In force February A BILL for An act to exempt property of the American Bible Society and 14, 1868.
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 fol. lowing 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 Febrvary 14, 1863.
AN ACT to incorporate the Springfield Home for the Friendłess. In force Febrnary 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 Corporators and Williams, Elizabeth Bunn, Harriet Campbell, Ann Eastman, Maria Lathrop, Mary Hay, Catherine Hickox, 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 Home 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 Relief of the be the relieving, aiding and providing homes for friendless friendless. and 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 ration. managers, not less 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 filing of vacanvacancy in either of said offices, by death, resignation or cies. otherwise, the board of managers shall have power to fill such vacancy until the next anzual election. The regular annual meeting of the officers and managers of this corporation shall be on the first Monday in each year. The president and secretary of this corporation shall be, ex officio, president and secretary of the board of managers, and shall be associated with said board in all 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.
Annual meeting. The acquisition of property.
business. In the absence of the president, the vice president shall preside as president, and in the absence of both, the managers may elect a president, pro tem., and in the absence of the secretary, a secretary, pro tem., may be
appointed. of § 5. The said corporation may receive, take and hold,
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 twentyjeasing of real five thousand dollars. No real estate to which said corpo
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. 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;" also, for the government, discipline and disposal of those that may be received as inmates, and for the conducting and man.
aging the general business of said corporation. larrender of chil. § 7. The board of managers of said corporation shall dren to the cor. be the legal guardians of all children that, by the provisions
of this act, shall be surrendered to the said 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. When mother to $.8. In case of the death or legal incapacity of a father, be a guardian. or in case of his 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. Imprender of chil. $ 9. In case it shall be shown to any judge of a court dren by judge or of record, or to the mayor, or to any justice of the peace,
within the city of Springfield, that the father of any child