ter or

Sec. 5. That if any person or persons shall be desirous to Persons, may engage in any new discovery of salt water on said Big Muddy seek salt wa

online Reserve, it shall be the duty of said commissioner to autholands, & hold rize such person or persons to undertake the same, who, on same for ten making such discovery, shall be entitled, under the provisions years.

of this act, to all the use, benefit and profits of such discovery, in the manufactory of salt, free nf charge or Icase, for the term of ten years; at the end of which term, such person or persons making such discovery shall surrender to the State, all interest and concern in such manufactory of salt that the said State could rightfully be entitled to, except as hercinafter provided by law.

Sec. 6. All timber, or as much thereoi as may be necessa

ar ry, with such other privileges and immunities as may belong use timber. to said reserve, are hereby declared to be for the benefit of

such lessee or lessces as may undertake the manufactory of sult, under the provisions of this act, or to any person or persons who may engage in the discovery of salt water.

Sec. 7. Said commissioner shall pay over into the State Money shall Treasury, to be appropriated, according to law, all möreys

paid into that may be received by him, under the provisions of this act. State treasury

' Sec. 8. Said commissioner shall receive, as a compensaCompensati'n tion for services actually performed, under the provisions of of comm'r. this act, not exceeding two dollars per day, for every dey that

he may actually be engaged in the performance of such services, to be proved by competent and disinterested testimony, or by the certificate of said commissioner.

Approved, February 26, 1841.


An ACT to amend an act, entitled "An act relating to the Gallatin Salines, In force, Feb. and the lands belonging to the same," approved January 26, A. D. 1836. 27, 1841.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That William J. Gatewood, Commissioner of the county of Gallatin, is hereby appointed commissioner, appointed. for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the act to

which this is an amendment, as well as the provisions of such acts in relation to the Gallatin Salincs as are still in force and unrepealed.

Sec. 2. Said commissioner shall proceed to sell the lands Duty of com'r belonging to said saline, either at public sale, by giving pre

vious public notice of the same, or by private entry, if it be Reservation. more eligible, reserving, however, unsold, all salt water wells,

with the saline lots belonging to them, as well [as]:he common attached to said lots.

Sec. 3. Said commissioner is hereby vested with full power Comm'r may to demand, sue for and recover all money due the State for bue for rents, the rents or sales of said salines, or from commissioners or

agents hereafter employed in relation to the same; and he is



hereby required to proceed to recover all debts due to the State, on account of said salines, for the purpose of making a final settlement of this matter.

Sec. 4. Said commissioner shall give bond, and be qualifi- Bond of come ed, and shall deposite moneys, in his hands, and report, as provided by the ninth and tenth sections of the act to which this is an amendment; and sha:l receive, as compensation for Compe his services, ten per cent. upon all money deposited as afore- of com'. said.

Sec. 5. The money paid into the treasury, as aforesaid, by said commissioner, shall be appropriated, according to the provisions of the several acts now in force in relation to appropriations heretofore made: Provided, however, That the Proviso. sum of five hundred dollars, appropriated to erect a bridge across the Kaskaskia river, at Shelbyville, by the act of Feb-Appropria

for bridge at ruary sixteenth, one thousand cight hundred and thirty-one, Shelbyville. may be paid immediately, in lands, out of any of the unsold lands in said reservation, (except the lands herein reserved,) at the last established prices for said lands; to be selected by the cominissioners of Shelby county, or the person who may hold the order of said commissioners, and being entitled to the same; and a patent shall issue for said lands to the holder thereof, his heirs and assigns; said commissioner receiving the order, and reporting the lands selected.

Sec. 6. If the commissioner herein mentioned shall die, Governor to resign or be removed, it shal be the duty of the Governor to appoint com?r appoint another, who shall disclarge all the duties imposed by w

by vacant. this law, exccute bɔnd, qualify, and be entitled to such com. pensation as is provided by law. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

An ACT to incorporate the Rock River Seminary, in Ogle county, Illinois..

aty,"us" on You In force. Feb. Sec. I. Be it enacted by the People of the Slate of Illinois, 18, 1841. represented in the General Assembly, That John Clark, Leander S. Walker, Thomas S. Hirt, Jacob B. Crist, C. Burr Artz, Samuel M. Hitt, John Wallace, Nathaniel Swingley, Anthony Pitzer, and James S. Beatty, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of “ The Rock River Seminary;" Name & style and henceforth shall be styled and known by that name; and by that name and style to remain and have perpetual succes- To have persion. The number of trustees shall not exceed twelve, exclu- petual successive of the principal or presiding officer of the seminary, who $10 shall ex officio, be a member of the board of trustees.

Sec. 2. The olject of said corporation shall be the promo- Object of semtion of the general interest of cducation, to qualify the youth mary. of our country to engage in the scveral employments and pro.

fessions of society, and to discharge, honorably and usefully, the various duties of life.

Sec. 3. The corporate powers hereby bestowed shall be Corporate such only as are essential or useful in the attainment of said powers. object, and such as are usually conferred on similar corporate

bodies, viz: To have perpetual succession--to make contracts—to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded-to grant and receive, by its corporate name, and to do all other acts, as natural persons may do—to accept, acquire, purchase or sell property, real, personal and mixed, in all lawful ways to use, employ, moneys (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 before mentioned-to have a common seal, and to alter and change the samemto make such by-laws, for the regulation of the corporation, as are not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States, and of this State.

Src. 4. The trustees shall have authority, from time to Course of stu- time, to prescribe the course of study to be pursued in said dies.

seminary—to fix the rate of tuition, room rent and other semiOfficers of in. nary expenses-to appoint the principal of the institution, and stitution. such other professors and instructors, officers and agents, as

may be needed in managing the concerns of the institution-
to define their duties, powers and employments—to fix their
compensations, and to displace and remove the principal or any
of the professors, either of the instructors, officers or agents,

as said trustees shall deem the interest of said seminary shall Vacancies, be required to fill all vacancies in the board of instructors and

4. among the officers and agents--to erect suitable and necessaTo purchase ry buildings_purchase books, and chemical, philosophical and books, &c. other apparatus, and other suitable mears of instruction—to

w put into operation, if the trustees deem it expedient, a system Manual labor Aystem,

of manual labor, for the purpose of promoting the health of the students and lessening the expense of education—to make rules for the general management of the affairs of the seminary, ard for the rcgulation of the conduct of the studenis. :

Sec. 5. The trustees shall faithfully apply all funds by Funds, how them collected, or hereafter collected, according to their best applied.

judgment, in erecting suitable buildıngs—in supporting the necessary instructors, officers and agents—in purchasing books, maps, charts and globes, philosophical, chemical and other apparatus, necessary to aid in the promotion of sound learning in said institution.

Sec. 6. Any donation, devise or bequest, made for speLands held in cial purposes, in accordance with the objects of the institution, perpetuity. if the trustees shall accept the same, shall be faithfully and

truly applied, in conformity with the express condition or conditions of the donor or devisor; the lands, tenements and here

ditaments, to be held in perpetuity, in virtue of this act, shall Proviso. not exceed one thousand acres: Provided, however, That

grants, donations, or devises, in lands, which from time to time

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shall be made to said corporation, may be held for the term of ten years, from the date of any such grant, donation or devise; at the end of which time the said lands, over and above the before named one thousand acres, shall be sold by the corporation; and in case of neglect to sell, said lands, so donated, When lands shall revert to the original donor or devisor, or to the lawful shall revert. heirs of the same.

Sec. 7. The treasurer and all other agents of the institu- Treasurer to tion, when required by the trustees, shall give bond, for the 5" sécurity of the corporation, in such penalty and such security as the board shall approve.' And all process against said corporation shall be by summons, and service of the same shall be by leaving an attested copy with the treasurer, at least thirty days before the return day thereof. Sec. 8. In its different departments of instruction, these

Persons may minary shall be open to all denominations; and the profession be expelled. of any religious faith shall not be required, in order to admission; but those students who are idle or vicious, or whose characters are immoral, may be dismissed from the institution.

Sec. 9. Said seminary shall be located in town twenty- Location of four north, range ten east of the fourth principal meridian, sewinary. and on section twenty-seven, in Ogle county, Illinois. The trustees shall hold at least one meeting in each year, for bu- Annual meetsiness, and may appoint other stated meetings of the board; ing for busispecial meetings muy at any time be held, by order of the pie. ness. sident or any three members of the board, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum, to du business; and it shall be law- Quorum. ful for the Rock River Conference of the Methndist Episcopal Church to appoint, annually, a board of visitors, consisting of: six persons, who shall have power 10 sit with the board of trustees, at their annual meetings, and participate with them, ex-officio, as members of the board, in the appointment of the board of instruction and filling vacancies in the board of trustees, as provided for in the tenth section.

Sec. 10. The filling of vacancies in the board of trustecs, Vacancies bl. and the appointment of a principal to the seminary, profes- led at annual sors and trustees, shall be made only at the annual mcetinys, mcetings. as provided for in the ninth section of this act: Provided, That Proviso. the trustees may fill any vacancy in the board of instructors, or employ additional annual teachers, when necessary, until the succeeding regular annual mectings. .

Sec. 11. This act shall be in force from and after the time Evidence at which the persons named in the first section of the act, or acceptance of a majority of two-thirds of them, as trustees of Rock River charter. Seminary, shall accept the samc; and the cvidence of said acceptance shall be a copy of the order of the board ordering this act to be spread upon their journals, certified by the president and secretary of the board.

Approved, February 18, 1841.

In force, Feb.

An ACT to incorporate the Le Roy Manual Lahor University. 25, 1841.

Sec. l. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Reverend Charles Adams, Rev. Robert D. Tavlor, Elisha Gillis, Stephen Conkling, Rev. David Edwards, Edgar Conkling, and David Gillis, of the Staie of Illinois, and those they may appoint as here

inafter expressed, and their successors in office, be, and are me & style hereby created a body politic and corporate, to be styled and

known by the name of the trustees of the “Lc Roy Manual Labor University,” and by that name and style to remain and

have. perpetual succession. Locorion of SEC. 2. Said University shall be, and remain in or within University one-fourth of a mile oi the town of Le Roy, county of Mc

Lean, and State of Illinois. Object of cor- Sec. 3. The object of said corporation shall be the proposition motion of the general interests of education embracing pre

paratory, collegiate and professional studies. No.of trustees Sec. 4. The number of trustee: for said university shall

not exceed fifteeni, one of whom shall be president of the in

stitution, and also of the board of trustces; for the present the Vacancies, above named individuels shall constitutc the board of trustees how filled. who shall fill the remaining vacancies at thcir discretion.

ent Sec. 5. The trustees in order to have perpetual succession, of secretary. shall have power to fill any vacancy, which may occur in the

board by death, resignation, removal, or any other cause. They shall also elect one of their own number to act as sccretary, who shall keep a faithful and correct record of all the proceedings of said trustees. They shall also elect one of their own number to act as treasurer of the institution, who shal!, before entering upon the duties of his office, give such bonds for the faithful performance of his duties as the trustees

shall require. And all proceedings in law against said incorService of pro- poration shall be by summons; and service of the same

shall be by leaving an attested copy with the trcasurer of the

institution at least thirty days before the return day thereof. Annual meet. Sec. 6. Said trustces shall meet annually or oftener if ing.

they think necessary, in the town of Le Roy, or at the university; a majority of the trustees for the time being shall be a quorum to do business. The president of the board of trustees shall have full power to call special meetings of said tius. tees, and it shall be his duty upon the request of three of them to do the same; bit upon any called meetings ten days general notice shall be given by the president, previous to the mceting, and he shall preside over all the meetings of the board when

present. Oficers, how Sec. 7. The said trustees shall have the power from time to elected.

time of electing by ballot, all the officers, instructors, instructresses, managers and servants for said university, and shall be competent in law or equity to take to themselves and their successors in office, in their said corporate name, any estate,



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