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real or personal or mixed, by the gift, grant, bargain and sale,
conveyance, will, demise or bequest of any person or persons held
whomsoever, and the said estate whether i'cal or personal, to
grant, bargain, sell, convey, demise, let, place out on interest,
or otherwise dispose of for the use of said university, in such
manner as shall seem to them most beneficial; said trustees
shall also faithfully apply all monies or property, real or per-
sonal, belonging to or donated to said university, according
to their best judgments, in erecting and completing a suitable
building or buildings, supporting the necessary officers, instruc-
tors, managers, and servants, and procuring all necessary pub-
lications, philosophical and other apparatus, for the use, con-
venience and success of said university: Provided nevertheless, Proviso
That in case any doration, devise or bequest shall be made
for particular purposes, accordant with the design of the uni-
versity, and the corporation shall accept of the same, cvery
donation, devise, or bequest shall be applied in conformity with
the express conditions of the devisor or donor.

Suc. 8. Suid trustees shall also have the power to suc and be sued, plead and be impleaded, to have a common scal, to alter and change the same at pleasure, to make contracts, to do and perform all acts necessary for the attainment of said object, to make such by-laws for iis regulations, as are not in. consistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States or of this State, and to confer on such persons as may be considered worthy, such degrees as are usually conferred by similar institutions.

Sec. 9. The trustees for the time being shall have power to remove any trustee from his ottice of trustee for any dishonorable or criminal conduct: Provided, That such removal shall not take place without giving to such trustee notice of the charges exhibited against him, and an opportuni:y of defending himself before the board, nor unless that two-thirds of the whole number of trustees for the time being shall concur in slich removal.

Sec. 10. The said university shall be open to all denom- No religious inations of christians, and the profession of any particular reli- bith required

of gious !aith shall not be required of those who become students; all persons, however, may le suspended or expelled from said institution, by the trustees the reof, whose habits are idle or vicious, or whose moral character is bad.

Svc. 11. The lands, tenements and hereditaments, to be Lands held by held in perpetuity by virtue of this act, shall not exceed two corporation sections, or six hundred and forty acres, except such as are for the university building, and necessary appurtenances: Provided however, That if donations, grants or devices in lands Proviso. shall fiom time to time be made to said corporation over and above said six hundred and forty acres which may be held in perpetuity as aforesaid, the same may be received and held by said corporation for the period of ten ycars from the date of such donation, grant or devise, at the end of which tinie, if

Trustee may

be removed.

said lands, over and above six hundred and forty acres, shall not have been sold by the said corporation, then and in that casc the said land so donated, granted, or devised shall revert to the donor or grantor, or to the heirs of the same.

Approved, February 25, 1811.

In force, Feb.
An ACT to authorize the Fund Commissioner to compound for and adjust

demands in favor of the State. 27, 1841.

of State.

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

represented in the General Assembly, That the Fund commissettle claims sioner be, and he is hereby authorized to compound for, and

adjust any unsettled demands which the State has against any person or persons, body corporate or politic, in the State of New York, or elsewhere, who may have been the purchaser or purchasers of State bonds upon such terms and conditions as he njay deem equitable and just, and for the best interest of the State, subject nevertheless to be ratified and confirmed, or rejected by the Governor.

Approved, February 27, 1811.

An ACT authorizing certain debtors of the State to discharge their indebt In force, Feb.

edness in Illinois internal improvement scrip. 27, 1841.

pay debt in

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, Citizens may represented in the General Assembly, That the obligors upon State scrip

a certain bond execute:d by sundry citizens of the city of Springfield in favor of the State of Illinois, for the sum of fifty thousand dollars, be authorized to discharge the same or the balance due thereon, in whole or in part, in Illinois internal improvement scrip.

Approved, February 27, 1841.


In force, Feb.

An ACT in relation to the present State House Commissioners. 26, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the Statof Illi zois, Board of audi- represented in the General Assembly, That the Auditor of pubtors to settle lic accounts, Secretary of State, and Treasurer be, and they

are hereby required and empowered to thoroughly investigate the acts and doings of the State house commissioners, and if any or either of them should be found upon such investigation in arrears to the State, the said cominissioners are directed to make report of the same to the Attorney General, who, on receiving the same shall forth with bring suit against said de. linquent conmissioner or commissioners.

Approved, February, 26, 1841.

thereof made by the first Monday of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty.

Sec. 8. That the collector of taxes in Winnebago county for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty, shall Collector alhave an extension of time for making a final and annual set- lowed further

time tlement with the county commissioners' court of said county, and for paying into the State treasury the money by him collected for the use of che State, until the first day of September, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one.

Approved, January 7, 1841.

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An ACT to provide for the collection of taxes for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, in Pass county.

In force Feb.

18, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the circuit court of Circuit court Cass county shall at the next term thereof give judgment in of Cass counbehalf of the State for taxes duè upon lands situated in said y to give county for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-gainst bonds ninc, upon the collector of said county giving the notice and for taxes due making the report required by law; said court is authorized for 1839 to act in the premises as it might have done if the notice had been given and report made at the first term thereof in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty, and all judgments and sales made under the provisions of this act shall stand in all respects as though the proceedings had been had at the time heretofore required by law.

Sec. 2. The collector of Cass county, for the year one Further time thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, is allowed until thir-allowed colty days after the next term of the circuit court of said county tle with State

into the State and county treasury the taxes uncollected upon lands in said county.

Sec. 3. The name of Hambleton in "An act to amend an Name of act to incorporate the Hambleton primary school," approved, "Hambleton” January seventh, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one changed whenever the same occurs, is hereby changed to Hamilton. Sec. 4. All acts of Lemon Plaster, as sheriff of Cass

of Cass declacounty, shall be good and valid, and the Governor is hereby red legal authorized to commission him as such: Provided, He shall Gov. to compay over all monies due for taxes to the treasurer of State mission him and county, according to the provisions of this act.

Approved, February 18, 1841.

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An ACT to enable the truslees of Juliet to levy a tax and pay liabilities against said town.

In force Feb

17, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the trustees of the town of Juliet, Will county, are authorized to collect the tax

ercetion of public buildings, be, and the same are hereby re

pealed. Appropriati'n

Sec. 7. That the sum of seven thousand dollars be, and the saine is hereby appropriated towards the coinpletion of the State house, to be expended under the superintendence of the Treasurer and Secretary of State.

Approved, February 27, 1841.

An ACT requiring the Secretary of State and State Treasurer to take in force Feb.

charge of the public buildings, and for other purposes. 26, 1841.

Sec. l. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Officers to take charge

represented in the Generul Assembly, That it shall be the of buildings. duty of the Secretary of State and i'reasurer to take charge

of and sately preserve from waste, the houses, lots, grounds, and appurtenances, situated within the city of Sprmgreld and belonging to the State of Illinois, they shall also sately preserve Curaiture appertaining to the State house.

SEG. 2. They, the said Secretary of State and Treasurer, To superin-shall superintend the furiher completion of the State house tend compleo tion.

in manner tollowing, viz: The materials procured for the finish and embellishinent of the State house, they shall in part use for that purpose, other parts thereof, to consist of articles tuat may be sold to good advantage, they shall sell and dispose of, and with the monies derived froin such sale Cause the work on the State house to be prosecuted in the manner which to thern shall seem most conducive of the public interest. The buildings on the public grounds in Springtield

not required for public use, together with all tools, impleBuildings, &c inents and machinery procured for State house purposes, and may be sold.

not now required for the purposes aforesaid, the said Secretary of State and Treasurer shall sell and dispose ot' on such terms as they shiell think just and proper, and for tho benefit of the State; the inonies received upon such sales they shall

apply to the finishing of the State house as aforesaid. Quarterly re

SBC. 3. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State and port. Treasurer to report to the Auditor quarterly, all their acts

and doings in the premises, in which they shall exhibit the receipts and expenditures for the purposes aforesaid, which reports shall be accompanied by the receipts or vouchers for all expenditures made as aloresaid.

Approved, February 26, 1811.

An ACT to legalize the assessment of taxable property in the northern diIn force Jan.

vision of Jefferson county for the year 1840. 7, 1841.

Whereas, the county commissioners' court of Jefferson counPreamble.

ty, at its March term, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and forty, did appoint one William Redman to the office

of assessor in and for the northern division of said county: And whereas, said Redman, after his said appointment, and alter entering upon tive duties of his said ottice, and before making return thereof, did mysteriously disappear in some manner unknown to the authorities of said,

county: And whereas, said court at a special term held in the month of July last, did appoint olie Green P. Casey to said office of assessor, who entered upon the duties of his said office, inade said assessment, and made return thereof to said court at its September term in said year: Therefore,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the Stale of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, Thạt the assessment of taxable property in the northern division of Jefferson county declared legal in and for the yeiir one thousand eight hundred and forty, by Green P. Casey, be, and the same is hereby declared to be as legal and as binding to all intents and purposes as the same could or might have heen, it be the said Casey had been appointed to said ottice at the March term, and had made return thereof at the June term or said court. Sec. 2. This act to take effect and be in force from and

Duty of Sec'y after its passage; and it is hereby inade the duty of the Secre- of State. tary of State to cause an authenticated copy of the same lo be made out and transmitted by inail to the clerk of the county. commissioners' court of Jefferson county so soon as the same shall become a law.

Approved, January 7, 1841.

An ACTito legalize the assessment of property in the county of Peoria, and other counties, for the year 1840.

In force, Jan.

7, 1841. WHEREAS, by the revenue law now in force, it is made the duty of the assessors in the several counties in this State,

Preamble. to complete their lists of taxable property, and make return to ihe office of che clerk of the county commissioners' court on or before the first Monday in June annually: And whereas, by reason of indisposition, the assessor ap'pointed to assess the taxable property in district number iwo, in the county of Peoria, was rendered unable to coinplete and return his list as required by law: Therefore,

Sec. l. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the assessment declared legal

Assessment made by James Darlrymple, in said district number two, in the county of Peoria, for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty, be, and the same is hereby declared good, valid and in every respect legal, whether taken and returns made before or after the said first Monday in June, oue, thousand eight hundred and forty: Provided, The same was legally Proviso, taken in other respects, any law to the contrary, notwithstanding.

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