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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. 1'2. William A. Boaruman, William Adams, Hugh. Henderson, Abijah Caswin, A. W. Bowen, Joel A. Mattisor, Thomas Allen, Levi Jenks, Martin H. Demond, Dennis Kelly, John D. Caton, Joshua Rucker, William Peck, Elisha C. Fellows, Richard Doolittle, Addison Collin?, John L. Wilson Comm'sto re-and Fcnner Aldrich, be, and they are hereby appointed ceiye smb- commissioners to solicit and receive subscriptions of stock to

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stock said institution, and give receipts lor the same; and when the

sum of fifteen hundred doliars of stock is subscribed, said N . . commissioners, or any three of them, shall be authorized to lection for glve 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. Time&nla e ^BC" The secon'1 election of trustees, and every sub

of annual e- sequent one, shall be held on the first Monday of January, anlections nuiilly, 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

paW on sub- the first election for trustees, to pay to said commissioners

scnption gve d0||iirs 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 by baHot°nS tne name u^ tne voter or stockholder written on the 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 trustees, a majority of whom shall act as the board of election.

Sec. 16. The said academy, when erected and in operaAcademy o- tion, sna|| at all times be open for the use and privilege of pen o a 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- acadcmy, it shall be the duty of the treasurer to accept the

same and give him a certificate as a stockholder. This act may ^ec. ^ at anv time tl1e 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 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

ji paid to the use of the said stockholders.

Sec. 19. That in case it should happen that an election When elecof trustees should not be made on any day when pursuant UJjtwcT'mav" to this act it ought to have been made, the said corporation be held at o.thshall not for that cause be deemed to be dissolved, but thatert"nes 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. , _ _

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27 1841

Sec. 1. Beit enactedby 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 being 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-ofbody oor_ 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, 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 Trustees to be nine stockholders at the first election, 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 oftrustees. shall continue in office until their successors are duly elected; and ev,ery 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 ea«h right or share he or she shall hold in the same. ..,

Sec 4. The stockholders of said institution shall have Vacancies, power to fijl 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 2

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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. naa mjle cf the town of Naperviile, in the county of Du Page, 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, 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 out on interest, or otherwise dispose of for the use of said institution, in such manner as shall seem to them most beneficial to the institution. Said trustees shall .faithfully apply all funds Buildings for collected, or the proceeds according lo their best judgment academy. in erecting and completing a suitable building or buildings, supporting the necessary officers, instructors or instructresses, and servants, and procuring books, maps, charts, globes,and apparatus necessary to the success of said academy: Provided Proviso. 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

givebond. 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 tne academy at any of

office o! troa- their meetings to appoint another treasurer in his stead, to

n"led at "any iemuln m 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 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 served. place of abode, at least thirty days before the return thereof.

Sec 8. The trustees shall have power to employ and apOfficersanda-point a principal for said institution, and all such instructors, ?urion°' ",SU" and teachers, and servants as may be necessary, and to displace 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

nuoTmReting" think necessary,in the town of Naperviile, 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 servants by ballot, and a majority of said trustees shall be suf- A" officers cficietit in all cases to transact the business of said corporation, j^'6'1 hy bal"

Sue. 10. Not over forty acres of land shall beheld by said academy, for the sole use and occupation of the buildings Lands to be and appendages connected therewith. hel(1

Sec. 11. That on the payment of twenty dollars to the treasurer, every free white person shall be considered a Who may bo stockholder, and be entitled to one vote, and that it shall be stockholders 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 shares in said academy, and such donee or purchaser shall be entitled to all the rights of the original holder.

Sec. 12. Joseph Naper, Stephen 1. Scott, Lewis Ellsworth, C. B. Hosmer, Erastus W. Wight, Nathan Allen, jr. Samuel Anderson, and James Warren be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to solicit and receive subscrip- c°jTMem',,uj£.re tions of stock to said institution, and give receipts for the scriptions to same; and when the sum of fifteen hundred dollars of stock 6,ocb is subscribed, said commissioners, or any three of them, shall be authorized to give public [notice in some] newspaper,of the Notice of etime and place of holding an election of trustees of said institu- lection for tion, which first election shall be held at some convenienttrastees place in Naperville, between the hours of twelve M. and six P. M., on said day, and the said commissioners, or any of them, may act as judges of said election.

Sec. 13. The second election of trustees, and any subsequent one, shall be held on the first Monday of January, an- of1annuaJI e** nually, at the academy, between the hours of twelve M. and lections six P. M. on said days.

Sec. 14. Each stockholder shall be required, at or before . „,, .

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the first election lor trustees, to pay to said commissioners paid on subfive dollars on each share by him or her subscribed, and thescription 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 the name of the voter or stockholder written on the ballot, A11 elections and the number ol 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 trustees, a majority ol whom shall act as the board of election.

Sec. 16. The said academy, when erected and in opera- Academy °tion, shall at all times be open for the use and privileges ofpe 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 the said trustees for the instruction of students attending there.

Sec. 17. Every free white person who may at any time w"o may betender the sum of twenty dollars to the treasurer of the hoiders°k" academy, it shall be the duty of the treasurer to accept the same and give him a certificate as a stockholder.

This act may gEC. 18. If at any time the corporation shall violate the be made void provil.;ons 0f tnis charter, it shall be the duty of the Attorney General to file an information in the nature of a quo warranto for the purpose 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. When eleo- Sec. 19. That in ease it should happen that an election of tions are o- trustees should not be made on any day when pursuant to mined, may this act it ought to have been made, the said corporation shall er times?' not for that cause be deemed to be dissolved, but that it shall he 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 27', 1841.

An ACT to incorporate the Benton Academy in Franklin County.

fn force Jan.

7,1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Walter S. Akin, John Ewing, John P. Maddox, Zachariah Sullens, ThomasThompson, John Edgerly, Benjamin Smith, Daniel D. ThornPersons crea-as, Abraham Rea, William Browning, Able Ward, Silas M. ted body Pol- Williams.John R.Williams, Elijah Taylor, Moses Neal, John Dillon, Ro bert T. Townes and Lemuel R. Harrison, be and they Name and are nereDy constituted a body politic and corporate, to be

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known by the name and style of the "Trustees of the Benton Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and have a common seal, with power to change [itj at pleasure, and as such, shall be authorized to exercise all powers and privileges that are enjoyed by the trustees of any academy, college cr university in this State not herein limited or otherwise directed. First meeting Sec. 2. That the said trustees, or a majority of them, of trustees, shall hold their first stated meeting at the town of Benton, in the county of Franklin, on the first Monday of September next, or as soon thereafter as may be convenient, and they or a majority of them, shall, as soon as they think proper, fix upon of a permanent location for said academy, within one mile of the said town of Benton, and proceed to erect a building or buildings thereon as soon as convenient and the interest of said institution may require.

Sec. 3. The said trustees or their successors by the name of aforesaid shall be capable in law to purchase, receive and hold to themselves and successors, for the use and benefit of said institution, any lands and tenements not exceeding six hundred and forty acres at any one time, or rents, goods and

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