Their Session, began and held at Springfield, on the seventh of December, one thousand

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An ACT to charter a Female Academy in Marion County. In force Jan.

26, 1841.

Sec. I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That J. W. Roach, Persons creW. W. Pace, J. Chance, J. Marshall, W. D. Hanie, J. M. atedbodypolTully, G. W. Pace, M. W.Hall, H. H. Eagan, G. E. Lester,ltlcT. 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 ^ame and Female Academy," and by that style and name to remain 8,} and have perpetual succession. The said academy shall be Location of and remain at or near the town of Salem, in the county of af ademy" Marion. The number of trustees shall not exceed thirteen, ^umber of


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- 0b ect of co motion of the general interest of female education, and to p0ration. qualify young ladies to engage in the several employments and useful avocations of society.

Sec. 8. The corporate powers hereby vested shall berjorporate such only, as are essential or jseful 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 impleaded, to grant and receive by its corporate name, and to do all other Further powacts that natural persons may to accept, acquire, purchase,ersor 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 ser.1, and< to alter or change the same; to make such by-laws for its regulation as are n<3t 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

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course of studies to be pursued in s-aid academy, and in the preparatory departments thereof, to fix the rate of tuition and Expenses. room rent, and other academical expenses; to appoint inDiMcrrs and structors, and such other officers and agents, as may be needed in managing the concerns of said institution; to define their powers, duties and employments, to fix their compensation, to displace and remove either of the instructors, officers and agents as said trustees shall deem the interest of said institution requires; to fill all vacancies among said instructor*, officers or agents, to erect necessary buildings, to purchase books, chemical and philosophical apparatus', and other suitable means of instruction, to make rules for the general management of the affairs of said academy, and for the regulation of the conduct of the students, and to add as the ability of said corporation shall increase and the interest of the community shall require, additional departments for the study of any or all the solid, useful and profitable branches of classical, mathematical and philosophical literature. Sec. 5. If any trustee shall be chosen president of the . academy, his former place as trustee shall be considered va

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cant, and his place filled by the remaining trustees. The trustees, for the lime being, shall have power to remove any trustee from his office of trustee, for any dishonorable or criminal conduct: Provided, that no such removal shall takeplace without giving such trustee notice of the charges exhibited against him, and an opportunity to defend himself before the board of trustees, nor unless that two-thirds of the whole number of the trustees for the time being, concur in his removal. The trustees, for the time being, in order to have perpetual being and succession, shall have power, as often as a trustee shali be removed from office, die, resign, or move out of the State, to appoint a resident of this State to fill the vacancy in the board of trustees occasioned by such removal from office, death, resignation, or removal out of the State. A majority of the trustees, for the time being, shall be a quorum to do business. Funds to be Sec 6. The trustees shall faithfully apply all funds by applied "ith- tnem collected or hereafter collected, according to their best y. judgment, in erecting suitable buildings, in supporting the ne

cessary instructors, officers and agents, in procuring books, maps, charts, globes, philosophical, chemical and other apparatus necessary to aid in the promotion of sound learning; Provided, that in case any donation, device or bequest shall be made for particular purposes, accordant with the design of this institution, and the trustees shall accept the same, every donation, device, or bequest shall be applied in conformFarther pro-ity with the express condition of the donor, or devisor: Pro*!1Bt, vided, also, that lands donated or devised as aforesaid, shall

be sold or disposed of as required by the ninth section of this act.



Sec. 7. The trustees of said institution always, and all other agents when required by the trustees, before entering officers to upon the duties of their appointments, shall give bonds for the givobond. security of the corporation in such penal sums, and with such securities as the board of trustees shall approve, and all process a. process against said corporation, shall be by summons, and gainst corposervice of the same shall be by leaving an attested copy with ration and the trustees of the corporation, at least thirty clays before seri,,oe 0 ■ the return day thereof.

Sec. 8. The said institution and its preparatory depart- institution ments shiill be opened to all denominations of christians, and open to all. the profession of any particular religious faith shall not be required of those who become students; all persons, howcv- B3l*{j"nBllgBn er, may be suspended or expelled from said institution whose habits are idle or vicious, or whose moral character is bad.

Sec 9. The lands, tenements and hereditaments to be hg1(] held in perpetuity by virtue of this act, by said corporation, shall not exceed six hundred and forty acres: Provided, that Proviso, if any donation, grant, or devise in lands shall from time to time be made to said institution over and above said six hundred and forty acres, which may be held in perpetuity as aforesaid, the same may be received and held by said corporation for the period of three years from the date of every such donation, grant or devise, at the end of which time, if the said lands over and above the said six hundred and forty acres, shall not have been sold by said corporation, then and in that case, the said la.ids so donated, granted or devised, shall re- v^en^lands vert to the donor, grantor, or the heirs of the devisor of the same.

Approved January 26, 1841.

An ACT to incorporate the Pisgah Academy. In force.Jan.

1841 •

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Benjamin Rice, Isaac Black, Benjamin H. Young, and James S. Alexander, and their successors in office be, and they are hereby created Body ^politic a body politic and corporate, to be styled and known by the name of the'"President and trustees of the Pisgah Academy," and by that style and name to remain and have perpetual succession. The said academy shall be and remain on the Locallon of north-west corner of the south half of the west half of the south-west quarter of section number twelve, in township number ten south, range eight east in the county of Gallatin, and State of Illinois. The number of trustees shall not cx-Number of ceed twelve, one of whom shall be President of the board,ru3teesto be chosen by the trustees, for the present the above na-Vacancies med individuals shall constitute the boird of trustees, who how filled, may fill the remaining vacancies at their discretion.

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