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[ No. 244. ]

AN ACT to incorporate the Union Hall Association of the City of

Monroe. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That W. P. Clarke, W. H. Boyd, Samuel Acker, D. B. Miller, P. S. Underhill, Isaac Lewis, B. F. Fifield, J. M. Sterling and Alexander Ragan, and all persons who now are or hereafter may become associated with them, are hereby constituted a body corporate, by the name of “The Union Hall Association of the City of Monroe;" and by that name shall have succession, and be capable of taking and holding by gift or grant, or of purchasing, hoiding and conveying by sale, lease or otherwise, any estate, real and personal, necessary for the purposes of said cor. poration: Provided always, That the said corporation shall not at any time hold or possess real and personal estate exceeding in value the sum of ten thousand dollars: Provided also, "That the said sum shall be exclusively employed for the object stated in the second section of this act: And also provided, That the said association shall not at any time be empowered to sell or otherwise dispose of their real estate, or any portion thereof, without the consent of two-thirds of all the stockholders, at a meeting called for that purpose, first had and obtained.

Sec. 2. The object of this association shall be to purchase a site and to orect thereon a convenient edifice for the accommodation of all such orders and associations, and all such library and reading rooins, historical and scientific associations, and those for the promotion of arts, and such school, lecture and meeting rooms as to said association shall seem meet and proper: Provided, however, that if said edifice shall consist of three or more stories, it shall be lawful for the said association to lease the first and second stories thereof for mercantile or other business purposes: Provided also, That no part of said edifice shall at any time be let or used for the sale of ardent spirits, wine, beer, cider, or any other spirituous liquors whatsoever.

Sec. 3. The government of said association, and the management of its property and affairs, shall be vested in such officers, and according to such rules and regulations as the by-laws thereof shall from time to time ordnin: Prorided, That such by-laws shall not conflict with any law of this state, and the constitution of the United States and of this State.

Sec. 4. It shall and may be lawful for the Legislature at any time to demand a statement of "the amount of property, real and personal, belonging to the said corporation, and of the debts due to and from said corporation, and the purposes for which disbursements shall have been made; and shall also have the right to authorize one or more persons to inspect such general accounts in the books of said corporation.

Sec. 5. The said corporation shall possess the general powers granted to corporations for the purposes mentioned in this act; and in the name of its corporate title may sue and be sued.

Sec. 6. The stockholders of said association shall be severally liable for all the debts of said issociation, to an amount equal to the amount of their stock.

SBC. 7. The Legislature may at any time alter or repeal this act.
Sec. 8. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved April 1, 1850.

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[ No. 19. ] AN ACT to incorporate the Adrian Lyceum and Benevolent As

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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That Parley J. Spalding, Alfred W. Budlong, Elihue L. Clark, Frederick W. Macy, Jesse Treadwell, John Barber, Ahira G. Eastman, Fernando C. Beaman and Daniel D. Sinclair, and all persons who may hereafter become associated with them, are hereby, under the provisions of this act, created a body corporate by the name of the Adrian Lyceum and Benevolent Association, and by that name shall have succession, and be capable of taking and holding by gift or grant, or of purchasing, holding and conveying by sale, lense or otherwise, any estate, real and personal, necessary for the purpose of said corporation, not at any time exceeding in value the sum of twenty thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. The said association is hereby authorized to purchase a site, and to erect thereon a convenient edifice for the accommodation of a library, reading room and apartments for natural history, science and the arts, school, lecture and meeting rooms, and to provide for the education of orphan children.

SEC. 3. There shall be nine directors 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 terin of office shall expire upon the election of their successors; and the persons named in the first section of this act shall be the first directors; and the said nine directors, at their first meeting, shall 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 offices for the term of three years, from and after the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-six, and the three persons who shall draw the next three highest numbers shall hold their offices for the term of two years from and after the period Last aforesaid; and the remaining three persons shall hold their offices for the term of one year from and after the said first day of January, in the year last aforesaid.

Sec. 4. There shall be a meeting of the stockholders of said corporation on the first Monday of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, and on the first Monday in January in any 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 porson or by proxy, shall elect three of the stockholders to be directors in the place of those whose terms may expire, each person being entitled to one vote for each share he may hold in his own right, or represent by proxy.

Sec. 5. The said directors are authorized and required, at their first meeting, to elect from their own number, a president, secretary and treasurer, who shall hold their offices for such terms, report to the board of directors, and be liable to removal under such rules and by-laws as said board shall from time to time adopt.

Sec. 6. The government of said association, and the management of its affairs and property, shall be vested in said board of directors, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business relative to the same, and the directors are authorized to make such rules and by-laws na may from time to time be ordained and adopted by said association: Provided, That said rules and by-laws shall not conflict with the laws of this state, or of the constitution of the United States or of this state.

Sec. 7. The said corporation shall possess the general powers granted to corporations, for all the purposes mentioned in this set, and in the name of its corporate title may sue and be sued.

Sec. 8. In the collection of debts against said corporation, if corporate property cannot be found sufficient to satisfy any execution issued against it, the directors shall be jointly table

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23 partners in trade, for any debt created by thein whilst directors of said corporation; and if such debts canuot be collected from the corporate property of said association, or the individual property of said directors, then the stockholders shall be individually linble therefor to the amount of stock by them severally owned.

Sec. 9. It shall and inay be lawful for the legislature at any time to demand a statement from the ofhcers of said association, of the amouut of property, real and personal, belonging to, and of the debts due to and from said corporation, and the purpose for which disbursements shall have been made, and shall also have the right to authorize one or more persons, under resolution, to examine such general accounts, in the books of said association.

Sec. 10. The legislature may, at any time hereafter, amend, alter or repeal this act.
Sec. 11. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

passage. Approved February 19, 1846.

[ No. 268. ]

AN ACT to incorporate the Almont Young Men's Society. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the members of the Almont Young Men's Society, and all such persons as shull be associated with them for the purposes hereinafter mentioned, and their successors, be and they are hereby ordained, constituted and appointed a bodo politic and corporate, in fact and in name, under the name of the Almont Young Men's Society, for the purpose of moral and intellectual improvement; and by that name they and their successors may have perpetual succession, and shall be capable of suing and being sued, plending and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended in all suits, complaints, matters and causes whatgoever, either in law or equity; of having a common seal; of evacting all by-laws for the reg. ulntion of the officers and members of said society; of acquiring by gift, devise, purchase or otherwise, and of holding and conveying any real, personnl or mixed estate whatsoever, necessary and proper for the objects of this incorporation: Proviilend, The same shall at no time exceed five thousand dollars.

SEC. 2. And for carrying into effect the provisions aforesaid, there shall be a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, auditor, librarian and seven managers, who, together, shall constitute a board of directors; and shall, as such, keep a record of their proceedings, be empowered to establish and superintend a library, elect members, and for good causes expel the same, subject to an appeal to the society, fil all vacancies oceurring between each annual meeting in their own body, direct all the affairs, control and dispose of all funds, estates and effects of said society, and do every other act, matter and thing necessary and proper for the good government of the same, not inconsistent with the by-laws and this act of incorporation; seven of whom shall constitute a quoruin for the taansactiou of all business.

Sec. 3. There shall be an annual meeting of the society on the first Monday in July in each year; at which shall be held an election of officers and managers, who shall be elected by a majority of the members present; and they shall hold their offices for one year, or until others be chosen in their places: Provided, That in case it shall at any time happen that an election of officers and managers shall not be made on the day aforesaid, said corporation shall not be dissolved, but it shall and may be lawful to hold such election at any time thereafter: Provided, There be a public notice given three weeks prior to the time said election is to be held.

Sec. 4. That the lands, tenements, &c., which it shall be lawful for said corporation to pure chase, shall be only such as shall be required for its accommodation in relation to the convenient transaction of its business: and all moneys belonging to said corporation, whether deri

red from dues, fees, gifts or otherwise, shall be expended for the purchase of such books as the society shall direct: Provided, Such money or a portion thereof shall not be required to defray the necessary expenses of said corporation.

SEC. 5. That of the said Almont Young Men's Society, Virgil Parmalee shall be president, N. H. Readman, vice president, Gavin E. Calkin, secretary, Hiram C. Welles, treasurer, George W. Culliver, librarinn, and James Taggart, auditor; S. D. McKeen, 0. P. Strowbridge, James 8. Johnson, Henry Osborne, W. A. Hitchcock, Amaziah Roberts and John Parmalee, managers; who, together, shall constitute the first board of directors of said society, and shall hold their said offices until the first Monday in Juty, A. D. 1850, or until others be chosen in their stead, according to the provisions of this act.

Sec. 6. This act may be altered, amended or repealed by any future Legislature, with the assent of at least a majority of the members of each house. The directors of said society shall be jointly and severally liable for all debts contracted while they are in office, but no execution shall issue against the individual property of the trustees, until the property of the society shall have been first exhausted.

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 2, 1850.

[ No. 306. 1 AN ACT to incorporate the Lawrence Literary Institute Association.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatioes of the State of Michigan, That from and after the passage of this act, John Andrews, John L. Marvin, Horatio N. Phelps, Tobins Miles, Henry W. Hurlbut, Jonathan N. Hinckley, Nelson S. Marshall, Humphrey P. Barnum and Philotus Hayden, of the county of Van Buren, and their successors, be and they are hereby constituted and ordnined and declared a body corporate, under the name and style of “ The Lawrence Literary Institute Association;" and by that name they and their successors shall have perpetual succession, and shall constitute a body corporate, 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 wbatever; and they, as a body corporate, may have a common sexl, and may change or alter the same at their pleasure; and the said body corporate, under the name, style and title of the Lawrence Literary Institute Association, shall be capable in law of acquiring and holding by purchase or gift, or otherwise, and of selling, conveying or leasing any estate, real, personal or mixed, for the use of said corporation, not exceeding in amount ten thousand dollars: Provided, Said corporation shall hold no real estate more than fifteen years, after the same shall have been conveyed to them, except such real estate us shall bo necessary for the objects of said corporation. And the said body corporate shall have full power to make and to enter into contracts; to make such rules and by-laws as they may deem necessary for the good government and management of the affairs of said incorporation: Provided, such by-laws contain no reqnirements, prohibitions or penalties inconsistent with the laws and constitution of the State of Michigan.

Sec. 2. The management and control of the affairs of said corporation shall be vested in a board of nine trustees, who shall elect from their number a president, secretary and treasurer. Said trustees shall be elected annually from among the stockholders, on the third Tuesday of June, by a majority of the stockholders present and voting; and the above named persons mentioned in this act of incorporation shall be the first trustees, who shall hold their offices until the third Tuesday in June, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, or until such time as others

are elected in their stead; and said board may have power to fill all vacancies that may occur ie their own body, either by death, removal or resignation.

Sec. 3. Suid corporation shall have the power to establish in the village of Lawrence, in the county of Van Buren, an institution for the instruction of young persons in the ordinary and higher departments of learning.

Sec. t. The capital stock of said corporation shall be limited to ten thousand dollars, in shares of ten dollars each; and the trustees are hereby authorized to receive subscriptions thereto, at such times and places as they or a majority of them shall designate. Said shares to be assignable and transferable agreeably to such by-laws as the trustees may ensct, and shall in law be considered personal property.

SEC. 5. The board of trustees shall cause to be transmitted to the Superintendent of Public Iustruction, annually, on or before the tenth day of November, a full statement of the condition of the institute.

Sec. 6. The trustees of said association shall be jointly and severally liable for all debts CORtracted while they were in office, but no execution shall issue against the individual property of all the trustees until the property of the association shall first have been exhausted.

Sec. 7. The Legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal this act.
Approved April 2, 1850.

[ No. 308. ] AN ACT to incorporate the Niles Union Hall Association. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That Robert Wilson, James Brown, Harvey Palmer, Benjamin F. Fish and Alfred L. Depai. son, and all persons who now are, or may become associated with them, are hereby constituted a body corporate and politie, by the name and style of "The Niles Union Hall Association;"> and by that nane shall have succession, and be capable of taking and holding by gift or grant, or purchasing, holding and conveying by sale, lease or otherwise, any estate, real and personal, necessary for the purposes of said corporation: Provided, Said corporation shall only hold such real estate as shall be necessary for the objects of said corporation: Provided also, The amount of real and personal estate which said corporation may hold, shall not at any time exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. The object of this association shall be to purchase a site and erect thereon a convenient edifice for the accommodation of public and private assemblies, and for lecture and reading rooms.

Sec. 3. The government of said association, and the management of its affairs and property, shall be vested in such officers, and according to such rules and regulations as the by-laws thereof shall from time to time ordain: Provided, That such by-laws shall not conftict with any laws of this state, and the constitution of the United States or of this state.

Sec. 4. The Legislature may at any time demand a statement of the amount of property, real and personal, belonging to said corporation, and of the debts due to and from said corporation, and the purposes for which disbursements shall have been made; and shall also have the right to authorize one or more persons to inspect such general accounts in the books of said corporation.

Sec. 5. The said corporation shall possess the general powers usually granted to corporations for the purposes mentioned in this act, and in the name of its corporate title toay eve and be sued.

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