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course of studies to be pursued in said academy, and in the

preparatory departments thereof, to fix the rate of tuition and Expenses.

room rent, and other academical expenses; to appoint inOfficers

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ed in managing the concerns of said institution; to define their powers, duties and employments, to fix thcir compensation, to displace and remove either of the instructors, offi

cers and agents as said trustees shall deem the interest of Vacancies

said institution requires; to fill all vacancies among said inhow filled.

structors, officers or agents, to erect necessary buildings, to purchase books, chemical and philcsophical apparatus, and other suitable means of instruction, to make rules for the general management of the affairs of said academy, and for the regulation of the conduct of the students, and to add as

the ability of said corporation shall increase and the interest Additional

of the community shall require, additional departments for departments.

the study of any or all the solid, useful and profitable bran

ches of classical, mathematical and philosophical literature. When office

SEC. 5. If any trustee si all be chosen president of the shall be

academy, his former place as trustee shall be considered vacant, and his place filled by the remaining trustees. The trustees, for the time being, shall have power to remove any trustee from his office of trustee, for any dishonorable or criminal conduct: Provided, that no such removal shall take place without giving such trustee notice of the charges exhibited agitinst him, and an opportunity to defend himself before the board of trustees, nor unless that two-thirds of the whole number of the trustees for the time being, concur in

his removal. The trustees, for the time being, in order to Further have perpetual being and succession, shall have power, as powers.

often as a trustee shali be removed from office, die, resign, or move out of the State, to appoint a resident of this State to fill the vacancy in the board of trustees occasioned by such

removal from office, death, resignation, or removal out of the Quorum.

State. A majority of the trustees, for the time being, shall

be a quorum to do business. Funds to be Sec. 6. The trustees shall faithfully apply all funds by applied faith-them collected or hereafter collected, according to their best fully.

judgment, in erecting suitable buildings, in supporting the necessary instructors, officers and agents, in procuring books, maps, charts, globes, philosophical, chemical and other apparatus necessary to aid in the promotion of sound learning; Provided, that in case any donation, device or bequest shall be made for particular purposes, accordant with the design of this institution, and the trustees shall accept the same, ev

ery donation, device, or bequest shall be applied in conformFarther pro-ity with the express condition of the donor, or devisor: Pro

vided, also, that lands donated or devised as aforesaid, shall be sold or disposed of as required by the ninth section of this act.

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Sec. 7. The trustees of said institution always, and all other agents when required by the trustees, before entering Officers upon the duties of their appointments, shall give bonds for the give bond. security of the corporation in such penal sums, and with such securitics as the board of trustees shall approve, and all

Process process against said corporation, shall be by summons, and gainst corposervice of the same shall be by leaving an attested copy with ration and the trustees of the corporation, at least thirty days before service of. the return day thereof.

Sec. 8. The said institution and its preparatory depart- Institution ments shall be opened to all denominations of christians, and open to all. the profession of any particular religious faith shall not be required of those who hecome students; all persons, howev-Expulsion of

students. er, may be suspended or expelled from said institution whose habits are idle or vicious, or whuse moral character is bad.

Lands to be SEC. 9. The lands, ten ments and hereditaments to be

held. held in perpetuity by virtue of this act, by said corporation, shall not exceed six hundred and forty acres: Provided, that Proviso. if any donation, grant, or devise in lands shall from time to time be made to said institution 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 three years from the date of every such donation, grant or devise, at the end of which time, if the said lands over and above the said six hundred and forty acres, shall not have been sold by said corporation, then and in that

When lands case, the said lauds so donated, granted or devised, shall re

shall revert. vert to the donor, grantor, or the heirs of the devisor of the

same.

Approved January 26, 1841.

An ACT to incorporate the Pisgah Academy.

In force. Jan.

29, 1841. SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Benjamin Rice, Isaac Black, Benjamin H. Young, and James S. Alexander, and their successors in office be, and they are hereby created Body politin a body politic and corporate, to be styled and known by the name of the "President and trustees of the Pisgah Academy," and by that style and name to remain and have perpetual succession. The said academy shall be and remain on the Location

academy. north-west corner of the south half of the west half of the south-west quarter of section number twelve, in township number ten south, range eight east in the county of Gallatin, and State of Illinois. The number of trustees shall not cx- Number ceed twelve, one of whom shall be President of the board to be chosen by the trustees, for the present the above na

Vacancies med individuals shall constitute the board of trustces, who how filled. may fill the remaining vacancies at their discretion.

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SEC. 2. The object of said corporation shall be the pro

motion of the general interest of education. Corporate Sec. 3. The corporate powers hereby bestowed, shall be powers. such only as are essential or useful in the attainment of said

object and are usually conferred on similar bodies corporate, to wit: To have perpetual succession, to make contracts, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, to grant and receive by its corporate name, and to do all other acts as natural persons may, to accepi, acquire, purchase, or sell proper ty, real, personal or mixed, in all lawful ways to use, employ, 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 object before mentioned; to have a common seal, and to alter or change the same, to make such by-laws for its regulation as are not inconsistent 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 academical or honorary degrees as are usually conferred by similar institutions.

Sec. 4. The trustees of said corporation shall have au

thority from time to time, to prescribe and regulate the Course of studies.

course of studies to be pursued in said academy, to fix the

rate of tuition and other academical expenses, to appoint inInstructors structors and such other officers and agents as may

be and agents. cessary in managing the concerns of the institution, to define

their duties, to fix their compensation, to displace or remove them, to erect necessary buildings, to purchase books, chemical and philosophical apparatus, and other suitable means of instruction, to make rules for the general regulation of the conduct of the students.

Sec. 5. The trustees, for the time being, in order to have Further pow. perpetual succession, shall have power to fill any vacancy

which may occur in the board from death, removal, resigna

tion, or any other cause; a majority of the trustees, for the Quorum. time being, shall be a quorum to do business.

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of said trustees to appoint one of their number treasurer to the board, who shall be required to give bond with sufficient security in such penal sum as the board may prescribe, conditioned for the faithful performance of such duties as the by-laws may require of him.

Sec. 7. The said institution shall be open to all denomiiations of christians, and the profession of any particular ré

ligious faith shall not be requested of those who become stu

per-dents. All persons, however, may be suspended or expelled sons may be suspended.

from said institution by the trustees thereof, whose habits are idle or vicious, or whose moral character is bad.

Sec. 8. The lands, tenements and hereditaments to be Lands held. [held) in perpetuity by virtue of this act by said corporation,

shall not exceed six hundred and forty acres: Provided, however, That if any donation, grants, or devises in land shall,

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from time to time, be made to said corporation for the period of five years, from the date of any such donation, grant or devise, at the end of which time, if the said land, shall not have been sold by the corporation, then and in that case, the said lands so donated, granted or devised, shall revert to the When lands

shall revert. donor, grantor, or to the heirs of the devisor of the same.

Sec. 9. There shall also be attached to the said acade. my a department in which shall be taught branches that are usually taught in common schools, of

the district in which Common

school departsaid academy may be situated; and the said trustees of said academy, shall receive from the school commission[er] of the county, the same amount of money in the same proportion, Portion and apply the same, to such tuition in the same manner as school fund to

be paid other common schools are paid and kept: Provided, That the teacher or instructors, of said department shall be selected by the trustees and under the control of the by-laws of said corporation. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

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An ACT to incorporate the Marion Academy in Williamson County. In force Feb.

17, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Joseph G. Rice, Joab B. Freeman, Archibald T. Benson, John Pascall, John Hunly, Samuel Aikman, Anderson P. Corder, Elijah Persons creaN. Spiller, John G. Sparks, Johu N. Calvert, and John B. ted body pol

itic. Hick, and their successors be and they are hereby created a body politic, to be styled and known by the name of “The Name and President and Trustees of the Marion Academy," and by style. that style and name, to remain and have perpetual succession; the said academy shall be and remain at or near Ma- Location rion, in Williamson county, and State of Illinois; the num-academy. ber of trustees shall not exceed twelve, one of whom shall

trustees, be President of the board, to be chosen by the trustees; for

President. the present the above named individuals shall constitute the board of trustees, who shall fill the remaining vacancies at their discretion.

Sec. 2. The object of said corporation shall be the pro Object of cormotion of the general interest of cducation.

poration. SEC. 3. The corporate powers hereby bestowed, shall be

Corporate such only as are essential, or useful in the attainment of said object, and such as are usually conferred on similar bodies corporate, to wit: to have perpetual succession, to make contracts, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, to grant and receive by its corporate name, and to do all other things as natural persons may, to accept, acquire, purchase or sell property, real, personal, or mixed, in all lawful ways; to use, employ, manage, and dispose of all such property, and all money belonging to said corporation, in such manner

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as shall seem to the trustees, best adapted to promote the obe jects beforementicned; to have a common scal, and to alter or change the same; to make such by-laws for its regulations as are not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws

of the United States, or of this State, and to confer on such May confer degrees.

persons as may be considered worthy, such academical or honorary degrees as are usually conferred by similar institutions.

Sec. 4. The trustees of said corporation shall have authority, from time to time, to prescribe and regulate the course of studies to be pursued in said academy, to fix the rate of tuition and other academical expenses, to appoint instructors and such other officers and agents as may be neces: sary in the managing the concerns of the institution, to define their duties, to fix their compensation, to displace or remove them, to erect necessary buildings, to purchase books, chemical and philosophical apparatus, and other suitable means of instruction, to make rules for the general regula

tion of the conduct of the students. Vacancies,

SEC. 5. The trustees for the time being in order to have how filled.

perpetual succession, shall have power to fill any vacancies which may occur in the board, from the death, removal, resignation, or any other cause; and a majority of the trustees, for the time being, shall be a quorum to do business.

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the said trustees to appoint Treasurer to one of their number treasurer to the board, who shall be regive bond.

quired to give bond with sufficient security, in such penal sum as the board may prescribe, conditioned for the perfor

mance of such duties as the by-laws may require of him. Academy to Sec. 7. The said institution shall be open to all denomibe open to all nations of christians, and the profession of any particular retions. ligious faith shall not be required of those who become stu

dents, nor shall any teacher, trustee, or any other person be allowed, or permitted to use any means or influence, in order to induce any of said students, to subscribe io any particular creed or faith, or to attend on or at any particular

creed or place of worship to the exclusion of any other; all may be expel- persons however may be suspended, or expelled from said inled.

stitution by the trustees thereof, whose habits are idle or vi

cious, or whose moral character is bad. Lands, &c. to

Sec. 8. The lands and tenements, and hereditanyents to be held in perpetuity by virtue of this act, by said corporation, shall not exceed six hundred and forty acres: Provided, however, that it donations, grants or devises in lands, shall from time to time be made to said corporation, over and above the 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 five years from the date of any such donation, grant, or devise, at the end of which time, if the said land shall not have been sold by said corporation, then, and in that case, such lands so do

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