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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 impleaded, 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 Trustees to be stockholders.

stockholders, at the first election, three of whom shall be elected by joint ballot for the term of three years; other three

shall be elected for the term of two years; and the 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 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 individual 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 lands.

successors in office, in their said corporate name, any estate, real, personal or mixed, by the gift, grant, bargain and sale,

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conveyance, will, demise 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 seens 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 builàings, Buildings for supporting the necessary officers, instructors, instructresses, academy. and servants, and procuring books, maps, charts, globes, and

Proviso. apparatus necessary to the success of said academy: Provided 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 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 treatheir 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 process aby 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

served. place of abode, at least thirty days before the return thereof.

SEC. 8. The trustees shall have power to employ and appoint a principal for said institution, and all such instructors, Officers and aand teachers, and servants as may be necessary, and to discents of instiplace 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 anthey think necessary, in the town of Juliet; and shall appoint nual meeting. one of their board a clerk, who shall faithfully 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 balficient 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 dispåse of their respective rights or

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shares in said academy, and such donee or purchaser shall be
entitled to all the rights of the original holder.

Sec. 12. William A. Boardman, William Adams, Hugh'
Henderson, A bijah 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 scriptions 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,
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, beiwcen 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. Time & place

Sec. 13. The second election of trustees, and every subof 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 in-
stitution, and which ballot, after the first election shall be
given to the treasurer, or clerk of the board of trustecs, a ma-
jority of whom shall act as the board of election.

Sec. 16. The said academy, when erected and in opera
Academy o- tion, shall at all times be open for the use and privilege of

every free white person who may wish to be instructed there,
if such free white person will comply with the laws and by-
laws,
and
pay

the sum affixed by said trustees for the instruc-
tion 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

academy, it shall be the duty of the treasurer to accept the holders

and
give

him a certificate as a stockholder.

Sec. 18. If at any time the corporation shall violate the 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 or selling all the property, real
and personal, belonging to said corporation for the sole bene-
fit 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.

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Sec. 19. That in case it should happen that an election When elecof trustees should not be made on any day when pursuant initted, may 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.

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 provided, 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 “Trustees of the Naperville Academy;" they shall have pow-of body cor

porate. er to open books, to receive subscriptions and donations to 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 election, three of whom shall 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 clected 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 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,

how filled. power to fill, such vacancy ory vacancies of said trustees as may happen by death, resignation or otherwise; and the said trustees shall hold the property of said institution solely

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for the purpose of education in said academy, and not as
stock for the individual benefit of themselves, or any contri-
butor to the endowments of the same; and no particular reli-
gious 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 eslate,
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 insti-
tution, in such manner as shall secne 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 suitabie building or builkings,

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

apparatus necessary to the success of said academy: Provided Proyiso. 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 conform-
ity 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 oslice of trea- their meetings to appoint another treasurer in his stead, to strer may be

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

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 gerved. 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,

and teachers, and servants as may be necessary, and to discution.

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 Placeoliur think necessary, in the town of Naperville, and shall appoint nual meeting.

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

filled at any

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