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[ No. 28. ] AN ACT to enlarge the powers of the Trustees of the Wesleyan

Seminary at Albion.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the State of Michigan, That the trustees of the Wesleyan Seminary at Albion, be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to establish at Albion, as a branch of said Seminary, a Female College, with powers and privileges usually appertaining to such institutions, under the style and title of the Albion Female Collegiate Institute.

Sec. 2. That the principal of said seminary shall be president of said collegiate institute, and ex-officio a inember of the board of trustees. The trustees shall have power to appoint such professors and teachers as may at any time be necessary for the instruction of the pupils therein, and shall have full power to make such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the laws of this state, as they may deem expedient for the goverment and conduct of said collegiate institute, to prescribe such course of study and such mode of instruction therein as they may judge best; and, on the recominendation of the faculty, to confer on those pupils whom they shall judge worthy thereof, all such literary honors as are usually conferred by the best female colleges and seminaries of the highest rank: Provided however, That nothing contained in this act shall be so construed as to confer the power upon the trustees, officers or faculty of this collegiate institute to confer literary degrees upon males educated at this institution, and that the course of study shall be at least equal in extent to the graduating course published in the catalogue of the Wesleyan Seminary at Albion, for the years eighteen hundred and forty-eight and eighteen hundred and forty-nine.

Sec. 3. That the annual income of said institution may equal but not excecu the sum of twenty thousand dollars.

Sec. 4. That no certificate of free tuition in said seminary shall entitle the holder thereof to free tuition in the said collegiate institute, unless it be so expressed on the face of the instrument.

Sec. 5. That all acts or parts of acts relating to the Wesleyau Seminary at Albion, contravening the provisions of this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Sec. 6. A board of visitors, consisting of three persons, shall be appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, whose duty it shall be once in each year to make a personal examination into the state of said Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute in all its departments, and to report the result to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, suggesting such improvements as they may deem important; which report he may in his discretion embody in his annual report.

Sec. 7. This corporation shall be subject to the provisions of chap -five of the revised statutes, so far as the same shall be consistent with the provisions of this act.

Sec. 8. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 18, 1850.

[ No. 105. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled "an act to incorporate the Mich

igan and Huron Institute." SHOTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That from and after the passage of this act, the Michigan and Huron Institute, located at Kalamazoo, shall be, and the same is hereby known by the name and style of the Kalamazoo Literary Institute.

Sec. 2. The trustees shall faithfully apply all funds by thein collected, or hereafter collected, according to their best judgment, in erecting suitable buildings; in supporting suitable instructors, officers and agents; in procuring books, maps, charts, globes, philosophical, chemical and other instruments and apparatus, necessary to aid in the promotion of sound learning in said institution.

Sec. 3. The treasurer of said institute and all other agents, when required by the trustees, shall, before entering upon the duties of their office, give bonds for the security of said corporation in such penal sum as the board of trustees shall require.

Sec. 4. Al process against said corporation shall be by summons; the service of the same shall be by leaving an attested copy of the same with the treasurer of the corporation, at least thirty days before the return day thereof.

Sec. 5. The said institute and departments shall be open to all Christian denominations, and the profession of any religious faith shall not be required of those who become students; all persons may, however, be expelled or suspended from the privileges of said institution, whose habits are idle or vicious, or whose moral character is bad.

Sec. 6. The trustees may receive by gift, grant or donation, for the use and benefit of said corporation, any land, money or materials; and the said corporation may hold estate, real, personal or mixed, not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

Sec. 7. It shall be at all times open to the inspection of any committee or other agent appointed by the Legislature; and it shall be the duty of the officers of said institute et al times to exhibit to any committee or agent appointed by the Legislature, a full and complete statement of the general or particular concerns of the institute.

SEC. 8. It shall be at all times competent for the Legislature to alter or amend this act, by e vote of two-thirds of each house.

Sec. 9. So much of the act to which this is an amendment es contravenes the provisions of this act, is hereby repealed.

Approved March 21, 1837.

[ No. 1. )

AN ACT to enable the President of the board of Trustees of the

Kalamazoo Literary Institute, to sell and convey real estate. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the president of the board of trustees of the Kalamazoo literary institute be and he is hereby authorized and empowered to sell and convey by proper deeds and assurances, such parts or portions of the lands and real estate belonging to said institute, and for such considerations, and on such terms and conditions as the trustees of said institute or a majority of them, at any meeting regularly called, may direct to be sold and conveyed: Provided, such terms and conditions be not inconsistent with the provisions of an act entitled “An act to incorporate the Michigan and Huron institute," and the act to amend the same, approved March 21st, A. D. 1837.

Sec. 2. That before the said president shall sell and convey any such lands or real estate, he shall execute to the said trustees and their successors in office, a bond with such surety or gureties as shall be deemed sufficient by sail trustees, or a majority of them, for the faithtul * application of the moneys or proceeds of such sale or sales, according to the provisions of an act entitled "an act to amend an act entitled “an act to incorporate the Michigan and Huron institute,'" approved on the 21st day of March, A. D. 1837, and according to the by-laws or regu. lations of said institute.

Sec. 3. That all acts and parts of arts inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved January 29, 1838.

( No. 78. ]

AN ACT to incorporate the Tecumseh Academy. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That from and after the passage of this act, George W. Jermain, Stillman Blanchard, Henry L. Hewett, George Spafford, Seneca Hale, Daniel Pittman, Daniel G. Finch, Ezra F. Blood and Michael A. Patterson, of the county of Lenawee, and their successors, be and they are hereby constituted, ordained and declared to be a body corporate and politic in fact and in name, to be styled “the trustees of the Tecumseh Academy;" that by that name they and their successors shall and may have perpetual succession, and shall be persons in law capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered, defending and being defended in all courts of record whatever, and in all manner of suits, actions, complaints, matters and causes whatever; and that they and their successors inay have a common senl, and change and alter the same at their pleasure; and that they and their successors, by the name of the trustees of the Tecumseh Academy, shall be in law capable of acquiring and holding by purchase, gift, grant, devise, bequest or otherwise, and of selling, conveying or leasing any estate, real, personal, or mixed, for the use of said corporation; and that they and their successors shall have full powers to make and enter into contracts, to make such rules and bylaws as they may deem necessary for the good government and success of said institution: Procided, such by-Inws are not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States, or of this state.

Sec. 2. Said trustees of Tecumseh Academy, shall have power to establish, at such time and at such place in the village of Tecumseh and county of Lenawee, as they may judge best, an institution for the instruction of youth, suited to the wants and demands of the surrounding country.

Sec. 3. That the said George W. Jermain, Stillman Blanchard, Henry L. Hewett, George Spafford, Seneca Hale, Daniel Pittman, Daniel G. Finch, Ezra F. Blood and Michael A. Patterson shall be the trustees of said academy, and have and exercise the power and franchise here. in granted, until others be appointed in their place; they and their successors shall have power to fill all vacancies in their own body, which may happen by death, resignation or otherwise; they shall appoint a president of said academy, who shall, ex-officio, be president of the board of trustees, and have the power of giving the casting vote, in case of an equal division; a majority shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Sec. 4. The board of trustees shall faithfully apply all funds, in money or otherwise, by them collected, received or acquired, according to their best judgment, in erecting suitable buildings, supporting the necessary officers and instructors, in procuring books, maps, or other articles necessary to insure the success of said acadamy, or in lessening the expense of education at the same, or in improving the health of the students belonging thereto.

Sec. 5. All process against said corporation shall be by summons, and the service of the same shall be by leaving an attested copy thereof with the president of said scademy, or in his absence, at his last usual place of abode, at least five days previous to the return day thereof.

Sec. 6. That at the first meeting of said trustees, they divide themselves into three classes of three members each; the term of office of the first class shall terminate at the end of the first year; the term of office of the second class shall terminate at the end of the second year; and

the term of office of the third class shall terminate at the end of the third year, so that onethird of the number of trustees shall be chosen annually.

Sec. 7. This act shall be favorably construed to effect the purposes thereby intended, and the same is hereby declared to be a public act, and copies thereof, printed by authority of the State, shall be received as evidence thereof in all courts of this state.

Sec. 8. The legislature shall have the power at any time of amending or repealing this act, by a vote of two-thirds of both branches.

Approved April 2, 1838.

[ No. 50. ]

AN ACT to incorporate the Trustees of the Grand River Theological

Seminary.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That from and after the passage of this act, Isaac Jennings, Thomas Blossem, John J. Shipherd, Josiah Yule, Erastus Ingersoll, Charles W. Gurney, Samuel Chadwick and E. P. Ingersoll, be and they are hereby constituted, ordained and declared to be a body corporate and politic, in fact and name, to be styled “The trustees of Grand River Theological Seminary;" that by that name, they and their successors shall and may have perpetual succession, and shall be persons 'in law capable of suing and being sued, of pleading and being impleaded, of answering and 'being answered, of defending and being defended, in all courts of record whatever, and in all manner of suits, actions, complaints, matters and causes whatever, and that they and their successors may have a common seal, and change and alter the same at their pleasure; and that they and their successors, by the name of “The trustees of the Grand River Theological Seminary," shall be in law capable of acquiring and holding, by purchase, gift, grant, devise, bequest or otherwise, and of selling, conveying or leasing any estate, real, personal or mixed, for the use of said corporation; and that they and their successors shall have full powers to make and enter into contracts; to make such rules and by-laws as they may deem necessary for the good government and success of said institution: Provided, That such by-laws are not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States or of this State.

Sec. 2. Said trustees of Grand River Theological Seminary, shall have power to erect, in the village of Orion, in Eaton and Clinton counties, (the county line running through the village.) such buildings as they may judge the interests of the institution may at any time demand.

Sec. 3. That the several individuals named above as trustees, shall have power to increase their number to twelve; that they and their successors shall have power to fill all vacancies in their own body which may be occasioned by death, resignation or otherwise, to appoint a president of said Seminary, who shall, ex-officio, be president of the board of trustees, and have the power of giving the casting vote in case of an equal division; and three trustees, together with the president, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Sec. 4. The board shall faithfully apply all funds in their possession in such a manner as, in their judgment, will most promote the interest of the institution.

Sec. 5. The president and several professors of the Seminary shall constitute the Faculty, who shall have power to govern the students and all the internal regulations of the institution.

Sro. 6. All professors shall be appointed by the board of trustees, with the concurrence of the Faculty

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Sec. 7. All process against said corporation shall be by summons, and the service of the same shall be by leaving an attested copy thereof with the president of said Seininary, or in his absence at his last usual place of abode, at least five days previous to the return day thereof.

Sec. 8. At the first meeting of said trustees, they shall divide themselves into three classes of four members each, exclusive of the president; the term of office of the first class shall terminate at the end of the first year, the term of office of the second class shall terminate at the end of the second year, and the terin of office of the third class shall terminate at the end of the third year, so that one third part of the trustees shall be chosen annually.

SEC. 9. This act shall be favorably construed to effect the purposes thereby intended, and the same is hereby declared to be a public act, and copies thereof, printed by the authority of the State, shall be received as evidence thereof in all the courts of this state.

Sec. 10. The Legislature shall have power at any time to amend or repeal this act hy a vote of two-thirds of both branches thereof.

Approved April 11, 1839.

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[ No. 41. ) AN ACT to incorporate the Grass Lake Academy and Teacher's

Seminary. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That Alonzo Brewer, James Faulkner, Henry A. Francisco, Robert Davis, John M. Elis, Joshua G. Knight, David Durand, Foster Tucker, James Courier, William H. Pease, Jona B. Taylor, Peter Brown, Job Rice, Miller Yeckley and Joshua Jones, of Grass Lake, Jackson county, and their successors, be and hereby are created a body politic and corporate, to be styled “The board of trustees of the Grass Lake Academy and Teacher's Seminary,” and by that name to remain in perpetual succession, with full powers to sue and be sued; to acquire, hold and convey property, real and personal; to have and to use a common sea!, to alter and renew the same at pleasure; to niake and to alter from time to time such by-laws as they may deem necessary for the government of said institution, its officers and servants: Provided, Such by-laws are not inconsistent with the constitution of this state or of the United States.

Sec. 2. The said Academy shall be located in the township of Grass Lake, in the county of Jackson, and shall be erected on a plan sufficiently extensive to afford instruction in the liberal arts and sciences, and in the languages, as opportunity and ability may hereafter admit, or the trustees direct.

Sec. 3. The board of trustees shall from time to time appoint such officers and instructors, and also such servants of the institution as may be necessary, and shall have power to displace any or each of them for good and sufficient reasons. They may also have power to expel any of their own members for dishonorable and improper conduct, whenever two-thirds of the board at any regular meeting shall concur in such decision. The board may also prescribe the course of studies to be pursued in said institution or its departments. They shall also have power to fill all vacancies in said board that may happen by death or otherwise.

Sec. 4. The board of trustees shall consist of fifteen members, any seven of whom may constitute a quorum for doing business; and said board of trustees shall hold their first meeting at Grass Lake Centre, on the first Monday of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, and afterwards on their own appointments; but in any emergency, the president of the board, with advice of two trustees, may call a special meeting of the board, or any five members may call such meeting, by giving notice to each member at least ten days before the time of said meeting.

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