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 com'r ed, and shall depositc moneys, in his hands, and report, as provided by the ninth and tenth sections of the act to winch this is an amendment; and shall receive, as compensation for Compensation 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 Shelby villc, by the act of Feb- Appropriati* ,i i i • i i ii i i ■ , f°r bndee at

ruarv sixteenth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, shelbyville.

may be paid immediately, in lands, out of any of the unsold lands in said reservation, (except the lands heiein reserved,) at the last established prices for said lands; to be selected by the commissioners of Shelby county, or the person who may hold the ordei of said commissioners, and being entitled to the same; and a patent shall irsu^ 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 shall be the duty of the Governor to appoint comjr appoint another, who shall discharge all the duties imposed by vacant0.*06" this law, execute bond, qualify, and be entitled to such,compensation 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.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the Slnte of Illinois, 18,1841. represented, in the General Assembly, That John Clark, Leander S. Walker, Thomas S, Hi it, Jacob B. Crist, C. Burr Artz, Samuel M. Hitt, John Wallace, Nathaniel Swingley, Anthony Pitzcr. 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 pe»sion. The number of trustees shall not exceed twelve, exclu- Petua' successive of the principal or presiding officer of the seminary, whoslon' shall ex^pflicio, be a member of the board of trustees.

Sec. 2. The object of said corporation shall be the promo- Object of semtion of the general interest of education, to qualify the youthluary' ol our country to engage in the several 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—toaccept.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 p/omote the objects before mentioned—to have a common seal, and to alter and change the same—to 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. Sec 4. The trustees shall have authority, from time to Course of stu-time, to prescribe the course of study to be pursued in said iiBB' seminary—to fix the rate of tuition, room rent and other semi

Officers of in-nal7 expenses—to appoint the principal of the institution, and •titution. 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 how filled, 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 means of instruction—to Manual labor Put mt0 °Pe,atn5 if the trustees deem it expedient, a system system. °' 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, and for the regulation of the conduct of the students. 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 buildings—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 c'3' 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 hereditaments, to be held in perpetuity, in virtue of this act, shall Eroviso. not exceed one thousand acres: Provided, however, That grants, donations, or devises, in lands, which from time to time 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- TTM^"^ t0 tion, when required by the trustees, shall give bond, for thes've 0 security 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 gerr°v0ee"' how by leaving an attested copy with 'he treasurer, at least thirty days before the return day thereof.

Skc. 8. In its different departments of instruction, the se

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minary shall be open to ail denominations; and the prolession be expeiied.

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-Locatjon „f four north, range ten east of the fourth principal meridian, seminary, and on section twenty-seven, in Ogle county, Illinois. The trustees shall hold at least one meeting in each year, for bu- Annlia] mest. sincss, and may appoint other stated meetings of the board; ing for busispecial meetings may at any time be held, by order of the pie-ne8Ssident or any three members of thp bnard, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum, to do business; and it shall be law- Quorum, fill for the Rock ltiver Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church to appoint, annually, a board of visitors, consisting of six persons, who shall have power to sit with the boaid of trustees, at their annual meetings, and participate with them, ex-offi. io, as members of the board, in the appointment of the board of instruction and filling vacancies in the board of trustees, as provided lor in the tenth section.

Sec 10. The filling of vacancies in the board of trustees, vacancies Aland the appointment of a principal to the seminary, prnfes- ]ed at annual sors and trustees, shall be made only at the annual meetings, meetings, as provided for in the ninth section of this act: Provided, That proTjso. the trustees may fill any vacancy in the board of instructors, or employ additional annual teachers, when necessary, until the succeeding regular annual meetings.

Sec 11. This act shall be in force from and after the time Evidence of 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 same; and the evidence of said acceptance shall be a copy of the o.der 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 to ""Corporate the Le Roy Mnnual Labor University.

25, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Reverend Charles Adairv--, Rev. Robert D. Taylor, Elisha Gillis, Stephen Conkline:, Rev. David Edwards, Edgar Conkling, and David Gillis, of the Stale of Illinois, and those they may appoint as hereinafter expressed, itnd their successors in office, be, and are Name & 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. Location of Sec. 2. S:iid University shall be, and remain in or wifhin University one-fourth of a mile of the town of Lc Roy, county of McLean, and State of Illinois. Object of cor- Sec. 3. The object of said corporation shall be the proportion motion of the gcnenl interests of education embracing preparatory, collegiate and professional studies. No.oftrustees Sec. 4. The number of trustee; for said university shall not exceed fifteen, one of whom shall be president of the institution, and also of the hoard of trustees; for the present the Vacancies, above named individuals shall constitute the board of trustees how filled. who shall fill the remaining vacancies at their discretion. Appointment ^ec. 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 secretary, who shall keep a faithful and correct record of all the proceedings of said trustees. They shn.Il also elect one of their own number to act as treasurer of the institution, who shall, 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 incorSemceofpro.porat;ori s}la|i be by

summons; and service of the same


shall be by leaving an attested copy with the treasurer of the institution at least thirty davs before the return day thereof. Annual meet- J5}EC. (j, Said trustees shall meet annually or oftencr if ing' they think necessary, in the town of Le Roy, or at the uni

versity; a majority of the trustees for the time being shall be Quorum. a quorum to do business. The president of ths board of trustees shall have full power to call special meetings of said tiustees, and it shall bo his duty upon the request of three ot them to do the same; bi>t upon any called meetings ten days general notice shall be given by the president, previous to the meeting, and he shall preside over all the meetings of the board when present.

Officers, how Sec. 7. The said trustees shall have the power from time to elected. tjms Q{ c|ec|jng DV 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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