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An ACT establishing Juliet Academy. 27, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,

represented in the General Assembly, That the persons hereinName & style after named shall be commissioners to receive subscriptions of body cor- for shares in an academic association to be styled the Juliet porate.

academy, to be located at Juliet, in the county of Will.

SEC. 2. The trustees to be elected as hereinafter provided, are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, with power of suing and being sued, pleading and being implead. ed, answering and being answered unto, in all courts having competent jurisdiction, in the name and style of the “Trustees of the Juliet Academy.” They shall have power to open books; to receive subscriptions and donations to the capital stock of said academy; to acquire, hold and convey property; to have and use a common seal; to alter the same at pleasure; to make and alter from time to time such by-laws as they may deem necessary for the government and regulation of said institution, its officers, and servants, and property: Provided, Such by-laws be not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this State, or of this act.

SEC. 3. The trustees of said institution [shall consist of nine de stockholders, at the first election, three of whom shall be e

lected by joint ballot for the term of three years; other three

shall be elected for the term of two years; and the other three moth contice shall be elected to serve for the term of one year, and who of trustees.

shall continue in office until their successors are duly elected; and every year thereafter there shall be an election of three trustees held at some convenient place, to be from time to time ascertained and fixed by the by-laws of said corporation, until the said academy is fitted for holding elections therein, after which all elections shall be held at such academy, and that any person holding more than one right or share in said academy, shall be entitled to one vote for each right or share he or she shall hold in the same.

Sec. 4. The stockholders of said institution shall have Vacancies, how filled.

power to fill such vacancy or vacancies of said trustees as may happen by death, resignation or otherwise; and the said trustees shall hold the property of said institution solely for the purposes of education, and not as stock for the indi. vidual benefit of themselves, or any contributor to the endowment of the same; and no particular religious faith shall be required of those who become trustees, teachers, officers,

scholars or servants of said institution. ; Location of Sec. 5. The said institution shall be located in or within academy. one half mile from the Des Plaines river, in Juliet, in the

county of Will, in said State; and the said trustees shall be

competent in law or equity to take to themselves and their May bold

successors in office, in their said corporate name, any estate, lands.

real, personal or mixed, by the gift, grant, bargain and sale,

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conveyance, will, Jemise or bequest of any person or persons whatsover; and the same estate, whether real, personal or mixed, to grant, bargain, sell, convey, demise or place out on interest, or otherwise dispose of for the use of said institution, in such manner as shall seen, to them most beneficial, to the institution. Said trustees shall faithfully apply all funds collected, or the proceeds according to their best judgment in erecting and completing a suitable building or buildings, Buildings for supporting the necessary officers, instructors, instructresses, academy. and servants, and procuring books, maps, charts, globes, and apparatus necessary to the success of said academy: Provided Pro nevertheless, That in case any donation, devise or bequest shall be made for particular purposes accordant with the design of this institution, and the corporation shall accept the same, every donation, devise or bequest shall be applied in conformity with the express conditions of the donor or devisor.

Sec. 6.' The stockholders shall annually elect a treasurer for said institution, who shall before he enters upon the duties Treasurer to of his office, give a bond with approved security to the trus- give bo tees of said academy, in such penal sum as they may require for the due and faithful performance of his duty as treasurer; and in case of his death, removal, refusal, or neglect to serve, Vacancy in

office of treait shall be lawful for the trustees of the academy at any of

surer may be their meetings to appoint another treasurer in his stead, 'to filled at any remain in office till the expiration of the time during which meeting. his predecessor was elected.

SEC. 7. All process against the said corporation shall be proces by summons, and the service of the same shall be by leaving gainst corpoan attested copy thereof with the treasurer, or at his usual ration how place of abode, at least thirty days before the return thereof.

SEC. 8. The trustees shall have power to employ and appoint à principal for said institution, and all such instructors, Officers and a

igents of insti. and teachers, and servants as may be necessary, and to dis- sution. place them as the interest of the academy may require the same, and to fill all vacancies which may happen by death or otherwise.

SEC. 9.' The trustees shall meet annually, and oftener, if Place of an. they think necessary, in the town of Juliet; and shall appoint nual meeting. one of their board a clerk, who shall faith fully record all the proceedings of said trustees. They shall elect all officers and All officers eservants by ballot, and a majority of said trustees shall be suf lected by balo

lut. ficient in all cases to transact the business of said corporation."

Sec. 10. Not over forty acres of land shall be held hy said Lands to be academy, for the sole use, occupation of the buildings and held appendages connected therewith. .

SEC. 11. That on the payment of twenty dollars to the Who may be treasurer, every free white person shall be considered a stockholders stockholder, and be entitled to one vote, and that it shall be lawful for'each and every stockholder for the time being of said academy, his executors, administrators or assigns, to give, sell, devise and dispose of their respective rights or

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Sec. 12. William A. Boardman, William Adams, Hugh' Henderson, Abjjah Caswin, A. W. Bowen, Joel A. Mattisor, Thomas Allen, Levi Jenks, Martin H. Demond, Dennis Kel. ly, John D. Caton, Joshua Rucker, William Peck, Elisha C.

Fellows, Richard Doolittle, Addison Collins, John L. Wilson Comm’s to re- and Fenner Aldrich, be, and they are hereby appointed ceive sub.

commissioners to solicit and receive subscriptions of stock to stock said institution, and give receipts for the same; and when the

sum of fifteen hundred doliars of stock is subscribed, said

commissioners, or any three of them, shall be authorized to Notice of e. lection for

give public notice for three weeks in some public newspaper, trustees of the time of holding an election of trustees of said institu

tion, which first election shall be held at the court house in Juliet, between the hours of twelve M. and six P. M., on said day, and the said commissioners, or any three of them, may

act as judges of said election.

ce Sec. 13. The second election of trustees, and every subTime & place of annual e. sequent one, shall be held on the first Monday of January, anlections nually, at the academy, between the hours of twelve M. and

six P. M. on said days. Amount to be Sec. 14. Each stockholder shall be required, at or before paid on sub- the first clection for trustees, to pay to said commissioners scription

five dollars on each share by him or her subscribed, and the residue in six months thereafter, or the amount paid by him shall be forfeited.

Sec. 15. All elections for trustees shall be by ballot, with All elections

the name of the voter or stockholder written on the ballot, by ballot

and the number of shares of stock he or she holds in said institution, and which ballot, after the first election shall be given to the treasurer, or clerk of the board of Trustecs, a majority of whom shall act as the board of election.

Sec. 16. The said academy, when crected and in operaAcademy o- tion, shall at all times be open for the use and privilege of pen to all

every free white person who may wish to be instructed there, if such free white person will comply with the laws and bylaws, and pay the sum affixed by said trustees for the instruction of students, attending there.

SEC. 17. Every free white person who may at any time Who may be- tender the sum of twenty dollars to the treasurer of the come stock-'academy, it shall be the duty of the treasurer to accept the holders

same and give him a certificate as a stockholder.

Sec. 18. If at any time the corporation shall violate the This act may be made void provisions of this charter, it shall be the duty of the Attorney

General to file an information in the nature of a quo warranto for the purposes of vacating this act: Provided, In that case the trustees shall have the right of selling all the property, real and personal, belonging to said corporation for the sole benefit of the stockholders, who shall be entitled to the same, as soon as it is collected, and shall then be considered as money paid to the use of the said stockholders.

Sec. 19. That in case it should happen that an election When clecof trustees should not be made on any day when pursuant mir

want lions are o to this act it ought to have been made, the said corporation be held at othshall not for that cause be deemed to be dissolved, but that er times it shall be lawful on any other day to hold and make an election of trustees, in such manner as shall have been regulated by the by-laws and ordinances of said corporation.

Approved, February 27th, 1841.

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An ACT to incorporate the Naperville Academy.

In force Feb

27, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That [the] persons hereinafter named shall be commissioners to receive subscriptions for shares in an academic association to be styled the Naperville academy, to be located at Naperville, in the county of Du Page.

SEC. 2. The trustees to be elected as hereinafter provi. ded, are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, with power of suing and being sued, pleading and beinz impleaded, answering and being answered unto, in all courts having competent jurisdiction, in the name and style of the Name & style 6. Trustees of the Naperville Academy;' they shall have pow. of body corer to open books, to receive subscriptions and donations to P the capital stock of said academy, to acquire, hold and convey property, real and, personal, lo have and use a common seal, to alter the same at pleasure; to make and alter from time to time such by-laws as they may deem necessary for the government and regulation of said institution, its officers and servants and property, provided such by-laws be not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this State, or of this act.

SEC. 3. The trustees of said institution shall .consist of Trustees to be nine stockholders at the first clection, three of whom shall be stockholders. elected by ballot for the term of three years; other three shall be elected for the term of two years; and other three Term of office shall be elected to serve for the term of one year, and who of trustees. shall continue in office until their successors are duly elected; and eyery year thereafter there shall be an election of three trustees held at some convenient place to be from time to time ascertained and fixed by the by-laws of said corporation, until the said academy is fitted for holding elections therein, after which all elections shall be held at said academy, and that any person holding more than one right or share in said academy, shall be entitled to one vote for each right or share he or she shall hold in the same.

SEC. 4. The stockholders of said institution shall have Vacancies, power to fill, such vacancy or vacancies of said trustees bow Alled. : as may happen by death,, resignation or otherwise; and the said trustees shall hold the property of said institution solely

for the purpose of education in said academy, and not as stock for the individual benefit of themselves, or any contributor to the endowments of the same; and no particular religious faith shall be required of those who become trustees,

teachers, officers, scholars or servants of said institution. Location of Sec. 5. The said institution shall be located in or within academy. half a mile of the town of Naperville, in the county of

Du Page, in said State; and the said trustees shall be com

petent in law or equity to take to themselves and their May hold lands.

successors in office, in their said corporate name, any estate, real, personal or mixed, by the gift, grant, bargain and sale, conveyance, will, devise or bequest of any person or persons whomsover; and the same estate, whether real, personal or mixed, to grant, bargain, sell, convey, demise or place ont on interest, or otherwise dispose of for the use of said institution, in such manner as shall seen, to them most beneficial

to the institution. Said trustees shall faithfully apply all funds Buildings for collected, or the proceeds according to their best judgment academy. in erecting and completing a suitable building or builaings,

supporting the necessary officers, instructors or instructresses, und scrvants, and procuring books, maps, charts, globes,and

apparatus necessary to the success of said academy: Provided Proyişo. nevertheless, That in case any donation, devise or bequest shall

be made for particular purposes accordant with the design of this institution, and the corporation shall accept the same, every donation, devise or bequest shall be applied in conformity with the express conditions of the donor or devisor. .

Sec. 6. The stockholders shall annually elect a treasurer

for said institution, who shall before he enters upon the duties Treasurer to of his office, give a bond with approved security to the trusgive bond. tees of said academy, in such penal sum as they may require

for the due and faithful performance of his duty as treasurer;

and in case of his death, removal, refusal, or neglect to serve, Vacancy in it shall be lawful for the trustees of the academy at any of office of trea- their meetings to appoint another treasurer in his stead, to surer may be filled at any

remain in office till the expiration of the time during which ineering his predecessor was elected.

Sec. 7. All process against the said corporation shall be Process a- by summons, and the service of the same shall be by leaving gainst corpo- an attested copy thereof with the treasurer, or at his usual ration how Tved." place of abode, at least thirty days before the return thercof.

. Sec. 8. The trustees shall have power to employ and apOfficers and a- point a principal for said institution, and all such instructors, gents of insti. iution.

l and teachers, and servants as may be necessary, and to dis

place them as the interest of the academy may require the same, and to fill all vacancies which may happen by death or otherwise.

Sec. 9. The trustees shall meet annually, and oftener, if they Place of an-,

in think necessary, in the town of Naperville, and shall appoint

one of their board a clerk, who shall faithfully record all the proceedings of said trustees.". They shall elect all officers and

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