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STATE OF ILLINOIS,
THE TWELFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
Their Session, began and held at Springfield, on the seventh of December, one thousand
eight hundred and forty.
PUBLISHED IN PURSUANCE OF LAW.
An ACT to charter a Female Academy in Marion County. In force Jan.
26, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That J. W. Roach, Persons W. W. Pace, J. Chance, J. Marshall, W. D. Hanie, J. M. ated body polTully, G. W. Pace, M. W. Hall, H. H. Eagan, G. E. Lester, T. Elston, and W. S. Boyakin, and their successors be, and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, to be styled and known by the name of the “Trustees of Salem Name Female Academy,' and by that style and name to remain
style. and have perpetual succession. The said academy shall be Location of and remain at or near the town of Salem, in the county of academy. Mariɔn. The number of trustees shall not exceed thirteen,
Number exclusive of the president and superintendent. For the present the above named individuals shall constitute the board of trustees who shall fill vacancies at their pleasure.
Sec. 2. The object of said corporation shall be the pro-Object of cormotion of the general interest of female education, and to poration. qualify young ladies to engage in the several employments and useful avocations of society.
Sec. 3. The corporate powers hereby vested shall be Corporate such only, as are essential or useful to the attainment of said powers. object, and such as are usually conferred on similar bodies corporate, viz: to have perpetual succession to make contracts, to sue and be sued, to plead and be implcaded, to grant and receive by its corporate name, and to do all other Further powacts that natural persons may to accept, acquire, purchase, ers.
sell property, real, personal, and mixed; in all lawful ways, to use, employ, manage, and dispose of all such property, and all money belonging to said corporation, in such manner as shall seem to the trustees best adapted to promote the objects aforementioned; to have a common seal, and to alter or change the same; to make such by-laws for its regulation as are not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States, and of this State, and for no other purpose whatever.
Sec. 4. The trustees of the corporation shall have authority from time to time to prescribe and regulate the