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Sec. 7. The first annual meeting of said board of trustees shall be holden on the first Monday of September next, and special meetings of the same may be called at any time, on the application of two members to the secretary, who shall forthwith proceed to notify the board of the time and place of such meeting.

Sec. 8. That the said trusteos shall be held indivdually liable for all debts contracted by said corporation.

SEC. 9. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 2, 1843.

[ No. 76. ] AN ACT to incorporate the Grand Rapids Academy. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Seuate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That from and after the passage of this act, Daniel Ball, John Almy, James Ballard, Francis H. Cumming, Jonathan F. Chubb, Charles Shepard, Samuel F. Butler, Amos Rathbone and Truman H. Lyon, of the county of Kent, and their successors, be and they are hereby consti. tuted and declared to be a body corporate and politic, in fact and in name, to be styled "the Trusteees of the Grand Rapids Academy;" that by that name they and their successors shall and may have perpetual succession, and shall be persons in Inw 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 or complaints 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 Rapids 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, for the purposes hereinafter mentioned, and no other; and that no sale of real estate shall be made without the vote of two-thirds of all the trustees, and that they and their successors shall have full power to make and enter into contracts, to make such rules and by-laws as they may deem necessary for the good gorernment and success of said institution: Prorided, Such by-laws are not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States or of this State: And provided further, That the amount of the property held by such corporation shall not exceed the sum of thirty thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. Said trustees of Grand Rapids Academy shall have power to establish at such time, and at such place at or near the village of Grand Rapids, in the county of Kent, as they may judge best, an institution for the instruction of youth in the various branches of literature.

Sec. 3. That the said Daniel Ball, Johu Almy, James Ballard, Francis H. Cumming, Jonathan F. Chubb, Charles Shepard, Samuel F. Butler, Amos Rathbone and Truman H. Lyon, shall be trustees of said Academy, and liave and exercise the power and franchise herein granted, until others be appointed in their places; they and their successors shall have power to fill all vacancies in their own body, which may happen by death or resignation. 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, except otherwise determined by the rules and by-laws which may hereafter be adopted by the board.

Sec. 4. That at the first meeting of said trustees, they shall 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 the office of the second class shall terminate at the end of the

second year; and the term of the office of the third class shall terminate at the end of the third year; so that one-third of the number of trustees shall be chosen annually.

Bec. 5. The board of trustees shall apply all funds in money or otherwise, by them collected, received or acquired, according to their best judgment, in erecting and keeping in repair suitable buildings, supporting the necessary officers and instructors, in procuring books, maps, or other articles, necessary to insure the success of said institution, or in lessening the expense of education at the same, or improving the health of the students belonging thereto.

Sec. 6. Any three of the before mentioned trustees are hereby authorized to call and name the time and place for the first meeting of the board, and this act 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. 7. The Legislature shall have the power at any timo of amending or repealing this act. Approved March 11, 1844.

[ No. 52. ] AN ACT to incorporate the Utica Female Seminary. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That Ephraim Calkin, Samuel Axford, William A. Burt, John Stockton, Jeremiah Curtis, Jacob Summers, Oliver Adams, Charles W. Chapel, David M. Price, Pliny Powers, George Gordon, Gurdon G. Deshon, together with such other persons as may become members of the incorporation, hereby created, shall be and they are hereby constituted and declared to be a body corporate and politic, by the name of the Ctica Female Seminary, and in their corporate naine may sue and be sued, may have a common seul, which they may renew at pleasure, and shall have, enjoy, and may exercise, all the powers, rights and privileges, which appertain to corporate bodies for the purposes mentioned in this act.

SEC. 2. The capital stock of the said corporation, shall not exceed the sum of five thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of ten dollars each.

Sec. 3. The corporation hereby created, shall be forever capable in law to purchase, take, receive, hold and enjoy, any estate, real and personal whatever, to an amount uot exceeding five thousand dollars, and to lease, sell and convey, or otherwise dispose of the same.

Sec. 4. There shall be forever hereafter twelve trustees of the said corporation, who shall be members thereof, and who shall manage all the affairs thereof; and the first trustees shall be Ephraim Calkin, Samuel Axford, William A. Burt, John Stockton, Jeremiah Curtis, Jacob Summers, Oliver Adams, Charles W. Chapel, David M. Price, Pling Powers, George Gordon, and Gurdon G. Deshon, who shall hold their offices until the first day of January, 1845, and until others are elected in their place.

Sec. 5. There shall be, on the first Monday in January, 1845, and on the first Monday in January, in every succeeding year, a general meeting of the members of said corporation, at some convenient place in the village of Utica, to be designated by the by-laws of said corporation; and a majority of the members who shall meet in person or by proxy, shall elect by ballot twelve of their members to be trustees of the said corporation for the year then next ensuing.

Sec. 6. The trustees of said corporation shall have power to choose from out of their number, a president, a treasurer, and a secretary, who shall immediately enter upon the duties of their offices, and hold the same from the time of their election until the first Monday of Jan. uary of the ensuing year, and until others are chosen in their stead; and in case any of the trustees shall die, resign, refuse or neglect to act, then, and in every such case, the remaining trustees

may, within thirty days thereafter, elect by ballot other members of said corporation in their stead, who shall hold their offices in the same manner as those first elected.

SEC. 7. Each member to be entitled to one vote for each share of which he shall be the holder. And the said trustees shall receive subscriptions for shares in said corporation, until the capital stock may be subscribed; the said shares shall be assignable and transferable, ac cording to such rules as the board of trustees shall from time to time make and establish, and shall be considered personal property.

SEC. 8. In case it should at any time happen, that an election of the trustees should not be made on any day when, pursuant to this act, it ought to have been made, the said corporation shall not for that cause, or any non-user, be dissolved; but it shall and may be lawful, on any other day, to hold an election for trustees in such manner as shall be provided by the laws and ordinances of the said corporation.

Sec. 9. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 11, 1844.

[ No. 76. ] AN ACT to incorporate the Ann Arbor Female 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, James Kingsley, Thomas Mosley, Fitch Hill, Edwin Lawrence, Luther Boyden, Thomas Wood and Samuel W. Dexter, of the county of Washtenaw, and their successors, be and they are hereby constituted, ordained and declared a body corporate and politic under the naine and style of "the Ann Arbor Female 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, 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 suc. cessors 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 Ann Arbor Female 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, not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and that they and their successors shall have full power to make and enter into contracts, to make such rules and by-laws as they may deem necessary for the good government and prosperity of said institution: Provided, Such by-laws are not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States or of this state.

SEC. 2. Said corporation shall have power to establish in or near the village of Ann Arbor in said county of Washtenaw, an institution for the education of females.

Sec. 3. Of the said seminary there shall be seven trustees, and the above named persons shall be such trustees, and shall have and exercise the power and franchise herein granted until others be appointed in their place; that they and their successors shall have power to fill all vacancies in their own body which may happen by death, resignation, or otherwise, to appoint a presi. dent, secretary and treasurer of their own body, and to prescribe such studies and regulations in said institution as to them shall seem best.

Sec. 4. Said trustees, or a majority of them, shall hold their first meeting in the said village of Ann Arbor, on the first Monday of May next; and the president and secretary of said board of trustees may at any time call a meeting of said board, by giving six days notice of the same to the said trustees, and that a majority of said trustees shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Sec. 5. Said trustees shall faithfully apply all funds in money, or otherwise, by them collected or acquired, according to their best judgment in the erection of suitable buildings, in the support of necessary officers and teachers, and in procuring a suitable library and other articles necessary to insure the success of said institution.

Sec. 6. Al process against said corporation shall be by summons, and the service of the same shall be by leaving an attested copy with the president of said board of trustees, or in his absence, at his last place of abode, at least six days previous to the return day thereof.

Sec. 7. This act is hereby declared a public act, and copies thereof, printed by the authority of the State, shall be received as evidence thereof in all courts of this state.

Sec. 8. The legislature may amend or repeal this act at any time by a vote of two-thirds of each branch thereof.

Sec. 9. The trustees of said seminary shall be jointly and severally liable for all judgments obtained 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 ex: hausted: And provided further, That any trustee resigning, shall not thereby be released from any liability accrued during the period while he was such trustee until a responsible successor shall be appointed and enter upon the discharge of his duties.

Sec. 10. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 24, 1815.

[ No. 75. ) AN ACT to incorporate the Ypsilanti Seminary. SECTION I. Be it cnacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That Lyman H. Moore and William Moore, of the county of Washtenaw, and their successors in office, be and they are hereby coustituted and declared a body corporate and politic, in fact and in name, to be styled the proprietors of the Ypsilanti Seminary; by that name they and their successors in office 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 unto, defending and being defended in all courts whatever.

SEC. 2. That they and their successors in office may have a common seal and change the same at their pleasure. That they and their successors in office, by the name of the proprietors of the Ypsilanti Seminary, shall be capable in law 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 purposes hereinafter mentioned, and none other; and that they and their successors in office shall have full power 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 seminary: Provided, Such by-laws are not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States and of this state: And provided further, That the amount of property held by such corporation shall never exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars.

Sec. 3. Said proprietors shall have power to establish and continue in the township of Ypsilanti a seminary of learning, for the instruction of persons in the various branches of literature, or to continue the institution now established and known as the Ypsilanti Seminary.

SEC. 4. The individual as well as corporate property of said proprietors and their successors in office shall be liable for all debts against the said corporation, and may be proceeded against jointly or severally as in the case of debts against individuals.

Sec. 5. The legislature may at any time amend or repeal this act.
Sec. 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 24, 1845.

[ No. 8. ]

AN ACT to incorporate the Adrian Seminary. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That Parley J. Spalding, Alfred W. Budlong, William Wolcott, Theodore D. Billings, James J. Newell, Charles R. Watson, Daniel D. Sinclair, Harry Wood and Francis J. King, together with such other persons as may be associated with, and may become stockholders of the incorporation hereby created, shall be, and they are hereby constituted and declared a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of the “ Adrian Seminary;" and in their corporate nane may sue and be sued, defend and be defended in all courts of this state; may have a common seal which they may renew or change at pleasure, and shall have, enjoy and exercise all the powers, rights and privileges which appertain to corporate bodies, for the purposes expressed in this act.

Sec. 2. The capital stock of the said corporation shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of ten dollars each.

Sec. 3. The said corporation hereby created shall be capable in law of acquiring and holding by purchase, gift, grant, devise, bequest, or otherwise, ' and of selling and conveying or leasing any estate, real, personal or mixed, for the purposes mentioned in this act, and none other; and the trustees thereof and their successors in office, shall have full power to make and enter into contracts, to establish such rules and by-laws as they may deem necessary for the good government of the said seminary, and for the holding and disposing of its property and effects for the purposes mentioned in this act, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State: Provided, That the amount of property held and owned by such corporation shall never exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars.

Sec. 4. There shall be nine trustees of the said corporation, who shall be stockholders thereof, and who shall manage and control all the affairs of the same, maintaining perpetual succession, three of whom shall be elected at the annual meeting in each year, to fill the vacancy of a like number, whose term of office shall expire upon the election of their successors; and

persons named in the first section of this act shall be the first trustees; and the said nine trustees shall, at their first meeting, proceed to cast lots for the terms of one, two and three years, by drawing numbers; and the three persons who shall draw the three highest numbers shall hold their office for the term of three years from and after the first day of January, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and forty-six; and the three persons who shall draw the next three highest numbers, shall hold their office for the term of two years from and after the first day of January, A. D., one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, and the remaining three persons shall hold their office for the term of one year from and after the first day of January, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and forty-six.

Sec. 5. There shall be a meeting of the stockholders of said corporation on the first Monday of January, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, and on the first Monday in January in every succeeding year, at some convenient place in the village of Adrian, to be designated by the by-laws of said corporation; and a majority of the stockholders who shall meet in person or by proxy, shall elect three of the stockholders to be trustees in the place of those whose term may expire, each person being entitled to one vote for each share he may hold in his own right, or by proxy.

Sec. 6. The said trustees shall have power to choose from their own number a president, treasurer and secretary, who shall hold their offices during the pleasure of the said trustees, and in case any of the trustees shall die, resign, refuse or neglect to act, the remaining trustees may, within thirty days after any such vacancy shall occur, elect by ballot other trustees, of stockholders of said corporation, to fill such vacancy.

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