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SEC. 3. The trustees of the said college shall have a common seal, which they may alter or renew at pleasure, have power to appoint or remove their professors or teachers, and to make such rules and regulations therefor as they or a majority of them may think proper and expedient, and the said trustees shall have power to make such rules and regulations for the admission or dismission of students, as they may doem necessary.
Sexc. 4. No person shall be excluded from any privelege, immunity or situation in said college on account of his religious opinions: Provided, That he demean himself in a sober, peaceable and orderly manner, and conform to the rules and regulations thereof.
Sec. 5. The said trustees shall keep an necurate account of all their proceedings in regard to the property granted as aforesaid, and of all inoneys or valuables received or expended for the benefit of said college, which, whenever so required, they shall lay before the Legislature for their information.
Sec. 6. The trustees of said college shall be jointly and severally liable for all judgments ob. tained against the corporation: Provided, That no execution shall issue against the individual property of said trustees until the property of the corporation shall first have been exhausted,
Sec. 7. The Legislature shall have power at any time to alter, amend or repeal this act.
[ No. 34. ) AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Mich
igan Central College at Spring Arbor." Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representalices of the State of Michigan, That section two of said act be amended by inserting after the word "stend," in the ninth hine, the words “by the stockholders of said college."
Also, add one new section, as follows:
Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to attend the exam. inations of said college once in each year, and to report at each annual session of the Legislature the condition and prospects of said college.
Approved March 25, 1816.
[ No. 121. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled "an act to incorporate the Michigan
Central College at Spring Arbor." SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That “an act to incorporate the Michigan Central College At Spring Arbor," approved March 19th, 1845, be and the same is hereby amended as follows: by adding to section three of said act the following words: “and to confer such degrees and grant such diplomas as are usually conferred and granted by other colleges: Provided, That the course of study pursued in said college shall be in all respects as comprehensive and thorough as that required or which shall hereafter be required in the University of Michigan."
Sec. 2. The said college shall always be subject to the visitation and examination of a board of visitors, three in number, to be annually appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and such visitors shall report to the said Superintendent as soon after an examination as practicable.
SEC. 3. There shall at all times after the next annunl election be fifteen trustees of said college, the terms of office of five of whom shall expire on the first Wednesday of January in each and every year.
Sec. 4. The term of office of the additional number of trustees created by this act, shall expire, two of them one year, two of them two years, and two of them three years, from and after the next annual election, as shall be determined by lot, within thirty days from and after their election.
Sec. 5. The proviso to section one of said act is also hereby amended, so as to read as follows: Provided, that the property, real and personal, of said corporation, shall not at any time exceed one hundred thousand dollars.
Sec. 6. Said corporation shall not hold any real estate more than fifteen years after the same shall have been conveyed to them; excepting, always, such real estate as shall be necessary for the objects of said corporation.
Sec. 7. This act shall take effect immediately.
AN ACT to incorporate the Trustees of Spring Arbor Seminary.
Whereas, an annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church have resolved to patron. ize a literary institution within the Territory of Michigan, for the promotion of arts and sciences, and the general instruction of youth;
And whereas, proposals for the location of said institution in Spring Arbor, Jackson county, have been made and accepted; therefore,
*Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan, That the said institution be established at Spring Arbor, on the site marked on Farmer's Map "Indian Village," to be known by the style, name and title, of Spring Arbor Seminary.
Sec. 2. That A. B. Gibson, Moses Benedict, Randall Hobart, W. Smith, B. H. Packard, Hi. ram Thompson, Nathan Comstock, Isaac Van Fossen, Milton Barney, Marcus Swift, Samuel W. Dexter, William R. Thompson, John Stockton, Elijah Woolsey, B. F. Burnet, Orin White, Wm. Cross, James P. Greves, Daniel Coleman, Justus Norris, and Samson Stoddard, are hereby appointed the first trustees of said seminary, with the power to fill all vacancies which may occur in their own body: Provided, That there be always retained in the board, (which shall be confined to the number of twenty-one,) two-thirds, at least, who are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Sec. 3. That the said trustees, and their successors in office, shall forever hereafter be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, with perpetuul succession, in deed and in law, to all intents and purposes whatsoever, by the name and style of the Trustees of Spring Arbor Seminary; by which name and style they and their successors shall be capable at law and in equity, of suing and being sued, of holding and conveying property, real, personal and mixed: Provided, The said property shall be necessary for the purposes of the said institution, and shall at no time exceed in value the sum of fifty thousand dollars, they shall have power to make and use a common seal, and to alter the same at pleasure; and a majority of said trustees shall be a quorum.
Sec. 4. That said trustees shall have power to elect or appoint their own officers, to elect or appoint the faculty of said seminary, to fix the amount of their salaries, to regulate the price of tuition, to make such arrangements as may be necessary to connect with the institution the Manual Labor System, to pass by-laws, and direct and manage the affairs of the said corporation, in such inanner as they may deem best calculated to promote the objects of this act,
Sec. 5. That the conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which shall now, or at any time herenfter, embrace the location of the said seminary within its limits, shall be authorized tees of Spring Arbor Seminary,” passed March 23, 1835. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the above recited act shall be so amended that there shall hereafter be only thirteen trustees instead of twenty-one.
to appoint annually a board of visitors, who shall examine into the state thereof, and report its condition and their proceeding to the conference.
Sec. 6. The first meeting of the trustees shall be held at Spring Arbor, on the second Tuesday in May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five; and in case a sufficient number do not appear to do business, it shall be lawful for those who may be present, adjourn from time to time, until a quorum shall appear; at which meeting their officers shall be chosen, and such further business done as may be considered necessary to carry into effect the purposas of this act.
Approved March 23, 1835.
[ No. 48. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to incorporate the trus
tees of the Spring Arbor Seminary,” approved March 23, 1835. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatices of the State of Michigan, That the trustees of said seminary shall be divided by lot, as may be provided by the by-laws of said trustees, into four classes, to be numbered first, second, third and fourth class; those falling into the first class shall go out of office in one year from the first day of May next; the second class shall go out of office in two years from the first day of May next; the third class shall go out of office in three years from the first day of May next; and the fourth class shall go out of office in four years from the first day of May next; and the vacancies shall be filled by the remaining trustees, at their first general meeting, after said vacancies shall occur.
SEC. 2. Said trustees are hereby authorized and empowered to sell and give a deed of any lands which they now own and are desirous of selling; and any deed by them made for the conteyance of any land by them sold, shall be good and valid in law, to convey the title of said land to the purchaser or purchasers, excepting twenty acres of land on which said seminary is now located.
Approved March 17, 1837.
[ No. 53. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to incorporate the trus
Sec. 2. The location shall be changed from Spring Arbor to Albion, in the county of Calo houn.
Sec. 3. The name of said seminary shall hereafter be “the Wesleyan Seminary, at Albion."
Sec. 4. The following persons shall be the first trustees of said seminary, viz: Elijah Crane, Elijah H. Pilcher, Benjamin II. Packard, Almon Herrick, Alvan Billings, Thomas W. Pray, Marvin Hannahs, Jesse Crowell, Jesse Ga duer, Wareham Warner, Peter Williamson, and Arza C. Robinson.
Sec. 5. The principal of said seminary shall hereafter be appointed by the conference of the Methodist Epispocal church, within whose bounds the seminary is or may be located.
dec. 6. All lands heretofore conveyed to said seminary on condition of its being located at Spring Arbor, shall be reconveyed to the donors or their legal representatives; and all sub.
scriptions made on like condition, shall be released at the option of the subscribers, and all Tunds paid on such subscriptions shall, if required, be repaid to the subscribers, by the trustees of the seminary, and compensation shall be made, if required, for all the materials deliv. ered, or services rendered on account of the Spring Arbor seminary.
8rc. 7. The first meeting of trustees shall be held at Albion on the fourth Wednesday of April, 1839. The principal shall be ex-officio a trustee and the president of the board; and until a principal is employed, the trustees may appoint one of their number president. The trustees may hold real and personal property in trust for said seminary, not exceeding in value one hundred thousand dollars.
Sec. 8. This act sha!l take effect from after its passage.
[ No. 11. ] AN ACT amendatory to the several acts incorporating the trustees
of the Wesleyan Seminary at Albion. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That Loring Grant, Elijah Crane, Elijah H. Pilcher, Benjamin H. Packard, James 8. Harrison, Almon Herrick, Thomas W. Pray, Marvin Hannahs, Jesse Crowel, Jesse Gardner, Wareham Warner, Peter Williamson and Arza C. Robinson shall be, and they are hereby constituted a body corporate by the name of the “Wesleyan Seminary at Albion," and shall be the trustees of said corporation, for the purpose of further establishing, maintaining and conducting the seminary of learning, for the education of youth generally, located at the village of Albion, in the county of Calhoun.
8£c. 2. There shall, at all times, be thirteen trustees of the said corporation, a majority of whom shall be members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and shall be divided into three classes, to be numbered one, two, three; the places of the first class, or number one, shall become vacant in one year from the first regular meeting of the board, after the passage of this act, (at which time the division shall be made by lot;) the places of the second class, or number two, shall become vacant in two years, and the third class, or number threo, shall become vacant in three years from said meeting: Provided, however, That the said trustees shall continue to act until others are appointed in their places.
Sec. 3. The said trustees shall have power to fil all vacancies in their own board, to make by-laws for their own government, to elect or appoint the faculty of the institution, except the principal, who shall be appointed by the Michigan Annual Conference of the Methodist Episco. pal Church; to prescribe the course of study, attend examinations and regulate the government and instruction of the students, and manage the affairs of said corporation, in such manner as they may deem best calculated to promote the object of this act.
Sec. 4. The said trustees shall be onpable of suing and being sued, of receiving, holding and conveying property, real and personal: Provided always, That the annual income shall not exceed ten thousand dollars; they shall have power to make and use a common scal, and to alter the same at pleasure.
BEC. 5. No proceedings of the trustees of the Spring Arbor seminary, had or done according to the provisions of the act entitled "An act to incorporate the trustees of the Spring Arbor seminary," approved March 25, 1835, or any act amendatory thereof, or according to any other law, shall be rendered invalid by the passage of this act; nor shall any subscription, donation, bond, mortgage, or other serurity, executed to said trustees, be in any way invalidated by the passage of this act.
Szc. 6. All acts or parts of acts that relate to the Spring Arbor Seminary, or to the Wesleypa Seminary at Albiori, which are inconsistent with, or contravene the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed; but the repeal shall in no wise affect any thing lawfully done under said act.
Sec. 7. This act shall be, and is hereby declared a public act; no nonuser of the privileges hereby granted to said corporation, shall create or produce any forfeiture of the same, and so misnomer of the said corporation, in any deed, will, testament, gift, grant, demise, or other instrument, contract, or conveyance, shall defeat or vitiate the same: Provided, The corporation be sufficiently described to ascertain the intention: Provided further, That no rights or privileges legally vested and existing at the time of the passage of this act, shall be impaired by the provisions of the same.
Sec. 8. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Sec. 9. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal this act, by a vote of twothirds of each house.
Approved March 6, 1841.
( No. 9. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act “amendatory to the several
acts incorporating the Trustees of the Wesleyan Seminary at Albion."
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the words " the said trustees shall have power to fill all vacancies in their own board," in the first and second lines of section three of an act entitled, an act amendatory to the several - acts incorporating the trustees of the Wesleyan Seminary at Albion, approved March 6th,
1841, be stricken out, and that said section be amended to read as follows: "That the power to fill all vacancies accruing in the board of trustees of said Wesleyan Seminary at Albion, by removal, death, expiration of term of office, or otherwise, is hereby and hereafter vested in the Michigan Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, who shall elect said trustees by ballot. All provisions in the act to which this is amendatory, to the contrary notwithstand
ing: Provided, The trustees who are now in office shall continue therein until the next meeting 1 of the said annual confereuce, and that there shall then be an election of one class of trustees,
and a like election at each session of said conference thereafter. Each trustee so elected shall receive a certificate from the secretary of said conference, which certificate shall be recorded in the county register's office of the county of Calhoun, and said trustees shall have power to make by-laws for their own government, to elect or appoint the faculty of the institution, ex: cept the principal, who shall be appointed by the Michigan annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, to prescribe the course of study, attend the examinations, and regulate the governineut and instructions of the students, and manage the affairs of said corporation in such manner as they muy deem best calculated to promote the object of this act.”
SEO 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.