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Jan. 26,1826. an(j school lands," approved, twenty-sixth of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, so far as it relates to section number sixteen.

"An act authorizing the sale of section number sixteen, or

Jan. 22,1829. such lands as may be granted in lieu thereof, to the inhabitants of such townships for the use of schools," approved, twenty-second of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, and the act amending the same, approved, fif

Feb. 15,1831. teenth of February, one thousand eight hundred and thirtyone.

Mar. 1 1833. "An act to provide for the application of the interest of the fund arising from the sale of school lands belonging to the several townships in this State," approved, first March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three.

Feb. 12,1S33. "An act authorizing a credit on sales of school lands," approved, twelfth of February, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three.

Feb. 22 1833. "An act confirming certain leases of school lands," approved, twenty-second February, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three.

Feb. 12,1835. "An act providing for the security of the school funds," approved, twelfth February, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five.

Feb. 7 1835. "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to provide for the application of the interest of the fund arising fiom the sale ot school lands belonging to the several townships in this State,'" approved, first March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, approved, seventh February, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five.

Jan. 16,1836. "An act to provide for the distribution and application of the interest on the school, college and seminary funds," approved, seventh February, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, and the act amending the same, approved, sixteenth January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.

Mar. 4,1837. "An act to amend the several laws in relation to common schools," approved, fourth March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven.

Feb. 27 1839. "An act in addition to the several acts authorizing and regulating the sale of school lands," approved, twenty-seventh February, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine.

Feb 16 1839 "An act authorizing ferries on school lands, for the use of . the inhabitants of townships," approved, sixteenth of February, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, [1839.]

Feb. 3,1840. "An act further to amend the several acts in relation to common schools," approved, February third, one thousand eight hundred and forty.

Operation, construction and effect of this law.

Com'rs, &c. Sec H)9. School commissioners appointed heretofore, shall continue in office until superseded according to the provisions of this act, and their duties, responsibilities and powers shall be governed by the provisions herein contained. Trustees of school lands heretofore appointed by county commissioners' courts, shall also continue to discharge the duties of their appointments, and shall hereafter be governed and bound by this act. Townships heretofore incorporated, shall, without any further action or proceeding, be considered as incorporated according to the provisions of this act, and the trustees and other officers shall continue to discharge their duties until superseded by elections or appointments, but the rights, powers and duties of all such officers shall be ^lf of officeTM" regulated by the provisions hereof. Leases of school lands shall remain valid, and be executed according to the laws under which they were made. Common school lands, valued and offered for sale, and remaining unsold, shall be sold upon Land _ ]d the terms prescribed in this act. All contracts made under the laws hereby repealed, shall remain valid, and all rights, remedies, defences, and causes of action existing, or which may hereafter arise or exist under or by virtue of said repealed c , _

laws, shall continue and remain valid, and shall be enforced dared valid, notwithstanding the repeal of said laws.

Approved, February 26,1841.

An ACT to legalize certain proceedings of the inhabitants and trustees of Schools for township thirty-five north, range ten east, in Will county.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, rep- 26, 1841. resented in the General Assembly, That the resolution adopted by the inhabitants of township thirty-five north, of range ten east, in Will county, at their annual school meeting, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, held in obedience to "An act to amend the several acts in relation to common schools," approved, March fourth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, which directed the trustees of Acts of trng. schools for said township, upon application of a majority of tees declared the taxable inhabitants of any district in said township for le&al that purpose, to assess an amount not exceeding seven hundred dollars upon the taxable property in such district, according to the assessment roll of the currentyear, as returned to the county commissioners' courr, and all proceedings of the trustees of schools in said township in assessing such tax or taxes, upon such application or applications, be, and the same are hereby declared legal; and the collector, appointed by Powers of co)the trustees of schools for said township, shall have the samelector authority in the collection of any taxes or school bills legally assessed by said trustees of schools, as collectors of counties have.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the trustees of schools for said township, shall have the power, and it is made Be]j ]an(]B their duty, to sell all lands which may come into their hands

upon the foreclosure of mortgages upon executions in their Proviso favor, either at public or private sale: Provided, always, That

if at auction, at least six weeks' notice shall be given of such sale, in some public newspaper: And provided further, That no sale shall be made ior less than cost, taxes, judgment and interest. Approved, February 26, 1841.

In force, Feb 27, 1841.

An ACT to provide for the levying of taxes for school purposes in the town of Griggsville, Pike County.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That whenever twenty of the legal voters of school district number five, in township four south, range three west, in the county of Pike, shall deem it necessary to build a school house in said district they may request the school directors to call a meeting of the legal voters within said district. The school directors may Taxforschool and they are hereby authorized to call said meeting by posting up five notices at five of the most public places in the district, of the time when, and the place where such meeting shall be held, at least fifteen days before the time of meeting. Two of the school directors shall preside at said meeting and one act as clerk, and If a majority of the legal voters in said district shall vote to levy a tax for the purpose of building a school house in said district, then a vote shall be taken as to the sum to be levied, and the vote shall be taken on the highest sum first, and so down until a majority of all the legal voters so taxed shall agree.

Sec. 2. The school directors shall appoint some suitable person to assess all property lying within, and belonging to the inhabitants of said district, who shall make return of the same within twenty days after he shall be appointed; he shall receive such compensation as the school directors may think reasonable, and shall take an oath faithfully to discharge the duties of the office.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the constable residing of within said district, to collect all such taxes, as by the vote of the district shall be levied, and to pay over all mpnies when collected, to the treasurer of said district within fifteen days after such collection, except five per centum which he shall retain for his services, taking his receipt for the same.

Sbc. 4. The school directors, or a majority of them, shall furnish the collector with the following warrant, to collect such taxes as may be so levied, which warrant shall be his authority for collecting the same, to wit:

State Of Illinois, )
Pike County. )

To A. B., Collector of the fifth School District, in township four south, range three mest, Greeting:

In the name of the people of the State of Illinois—You

Collection tax

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are hereby required and commanded to collect from each of the inhabitants of said school district, the several sums of money written opposite their names in the annexed tax list; and within sixty days after receiving this warrant to pay the amount of monies collected by you into the hands of the treasurer of the aforesaid district, and take his receipt for the same; and if any one or more of the said inhabitants shall neglect or refuse to pay the same, you are hereby further commanded to levy on the personal goods and chattels of each delinquent, and make sale thereof according to the law regulating the collection of taxes within this State. Given under our hands this day of A. D. 18

The annexed tax list,

A. B. $2 00 L. S. i

S. P. 4 00 J. D. } Directors.

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Sec 5. As soon as a majority of the voters within said pro Qg ]g school district have agreed to levy a tax, the school directors school are authorized to receive proposals for building a school house house in said district; the lowest bidder and most responsible person who shall offer to exec te the same according to the plan and specifications of the school directors, shall receive the contract.

Sec. 6. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

An ACT lo incorporate the Trustees of the Winchester Male and Female Common and Preparatory Schools. jn force Feb.

Sec 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 27' 1 represented in the General Assembly, That Levi Harlan, Elijah Sills, Thomas Kersey, R. C. Brown and Edward G. Mi-Name & style nor, be, and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of the "Trustees of the Winchester Common and Preparatory School," and by that name and style to have perpetual succession; to make contracts, to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, to corporate grant and receive by its corporate name, and to do all such powers, things as a natural person; may acquire, purchase, and in all lawful ways, to use, manage and dispose of the same; may have a common seal, and may alter or change the same at pleasure, and may make by-laws for its regulation not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States or of this State.

Sec 2. Be. it further enacted, That Zalmon Carter, Doctor Metcplf, John Kirkpatrick, Ira Rowen, Barlem Brown, Thomas Cowhich, John E. Bell, James Rucker, Bennet Grey, and Thomas Smothers, be, and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic, by the name Name& style and style of the "Trustees of the Winchester Female Seminary," and by such name and style shall have the same powCorporate ers and privileges that are given to the trustees appointed powers. and name(j m the flfst gecjj[on 0( tnis act.

Sec. 3. The trustees of said institution shall have auTurther pow- thority from time to time to prescribe the course of studies em" to be pursued in said institutions, to fix the rate of tuition

and expenses, to appoint and employ instructors and such other officers and agents as they consider necessary to the proper management of the institutions, define thoir duties, and fix their compensation, and at the pleasure of a majority of the trustees, displace and remove them. Locution..! Sec. 4. The above institutions shall be located in the in

corporate limits of the town of Winchester, Scott county, Illinois, on such lot or lots as may be chosen by a majority of the trustees of each institution separately. Term of Office Sec. **• The trustees of the schools appointed by this act, shall hold their offices for one year after the organization of said schools, and until their successors are chosen. School fund. Sec. 6. Nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent either of the above named institutions from receiving their proper proportion of money appropriated by law for common school purposes, and the trustees named in the fir>t and second sections of this act, and their successors in i office, shall do and perform all acts required by law of the trustees of common schools. Taiforschool Sec. 7. The trustees of the town of Winchester may purposes. jevy and collect a tax not exceeding one per centum on all taxable property in said town, to be applied to purposes of education, as said trustees shall from time to time direct: Provided, That before any tax can be levied as aforesaid, and on Proviso. application of twelve citizens of the town, the trustees shall

cause an election to be held, where each inhabitant residing within the incorporate limits of said town, may have the privilege of voting for or against a tax, and if a majority of two-thirds of the votes given at said election shall be in favor of a tax, then and in that case the trustees may levy a tax and in no other. Time & place Sec. 8. The trustees of the town shall prescribe: the o^holding e- time, place and manner of holding and conducting said elcceouons. tion, and the returns of the same, an J make it a matter of record; they shall also provide for the collection, safe keeping, and distribution of the tax collected for school purposes; they may apportion the money raised by tax to the schools incorporated by this act exclusively, or to them and others as may best suit the convenience and interest of the inhabitants of the town. Powers of Sec. 9. The trustees of the town are hereby authorized and empowered to enact and ordain such acts and ordinances in their incorporated capacity as shall be necessary to carry the provisions of this act into effect; and for the furtherance

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