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General powers of corporation
that John Van Eps, George W. Brower, A. Ackerman, Parker Warren, Israel Root, Joseph McNiel, C. S. Bristol, Thomas Mackie, David Drake, and M. W. Rowley, and their associates and successors in office, be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of “The Trustees of the Beaver Dam Academy," by which name they and their successors shall forever be known and have perpetual succession, and shall have power to contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended, in all courts and places, in all actions, suits, complaints, and causes whatever; and they shall have a common seal, and may alter the same at pleasure ; and they shall have power, under said corporate name, to acquire, purchase, receive, hold, and enjoy, in deed and in law, to themselves and their successors, property, personal, real and mixed, and the same to sell and convey, rent, or otherwise lawfully dispose of at pleasure, for the purpose of education : Provided, that the real estate owned at any time by said corporation shall not exceed ten thousand dollars.
Sec. 2. The stock of said corporation shall consist of shares of ten dollars each, which shall be deemed personal property, and shall be transferable on the books of said corporation in such manner as shall be directed by the trustees of the same.
Sec. 3. The corporate concerns of said academy shall be managed by five trustees, a majority of' whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business ; they shall be elected annually on the first Monday of May by the stockholders of said academy, and shall hold their offices for the term of one year, and until their successors are elected. The election of trustees shall be by ballot, and each stockholder shall be entitled to one vote for each and every share by him owned to the amount of ten shares, and then to one vote for every five shares over and above that number. Any stockholder may vote in person or by proxy. The said trustees shall elect one of their number to be president, and shall have power to fill all vacancies in their own body. All elections shall be held at the academy building, when the cor.
poration shall have erected one; and until then, elections shall be held at such place as shall be designated by a ma-. jority of stockholders, notice of the time and place being given in writing by such stockholders, posted up in three public places in Beaver Dam, ten days at least before such election. If any election herein provided for shall not take place on the day appointed herein, such election may be held on any other day: Provided, that at least two or more stockholders shall give notice of the time and place of holding such election, in writing, posted in three public places in the town of Beaver Dam at least ten days before the time of holding such election.
Sec. 4. The trustees of said academy shall have power, Power of 1. To elect their president annually.
11. Upon any vacancy in the said offices of president or trustees, to elect others in their places, by the votes of a majority of the trustees, present at any regular meeting.
III. To take and hold by gift, grant, or devise, any real or personal property, and to sell, mortgage, let, or otherwise dispose of the same, in such manner as they shall deem most conducive to the interests of said corporation."
IV. To direct and prescribe the course of study and discipline to be observed in said academy: ' i.
v. To appoint a treasurer, clerk, and such other officers as they shall deem expedient, who shall hold their offices. during the pleasure of the trustees.
VI. To prescribe the duties, and fix the salaries of all the. officers of said, corporation and to remove or suspend them from office for incapacity, immoral conduct, or misbehavior in office, and to appoint another in the place of any officer so. removed or suspended. .. . 'n win'. · VII. To make all ordinances and bye-laws necessary and proper to carry into effect the preceding powers, not inconsis-, tent with the constitution of the United States and the laws of Wisconsin. . . . . . . * Sec: 5. No religious test or qualification shall be required No religious
test to be refrom any trustee, or other officer of said corporation, or of quired.
any student, for admission to any privilege in said academy.
MASON C. DARLING,
• President of the Council. APPROVED, February 11, 1847.
To abolish the office of county collector in the
county of Grant, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatitas
of (the Territory of ] Wisconsin: Daty of clerk. SECTION 1. That it shall be the duty of the clerk of the
board of county commissioners, in the county of Grant, to make out and deliver to the county treasurer, a transcript of the assessment roll, or rolls, together with a precept, at the time, place, and in the manner that he is now required by
law to make out and deliver the same to the county collector. Daty of treas.
Sec. 2. That the county treasurer shall immediately af. ter receiving the transcript and precept, as hereinbefore provided for,, cause a notice to be posted up at the place of holding elections, in each precinct throughout the county, also to be inserted in some newspaper having general cireulation in the county, if such there be, for four successive weeks, stating on what day the treasurer, or his deputy, will attend at the place of holding elections in each precinct, for the purpose of receiving taxes; and the treasurer or his deputy shall attend for the purpose aforesaid, on the day and at the time named in such notice; and shall attend at his office,
at the county seat, during the months of October and November, to receive taxes from persons wishing to pay them: Provided, that the county commissioners at their stated meet- Proviso. ing, in July in any year, if they shall deem it necessary, for the convenience of the citizens of any precinct in the county, to enable them to pay their taxes without attending at the county seat, may make an order requiring the county treasurer to attend two days in such precinct or precincts, for the purpose of receiving taxes, and shall notify the treasurer thereof; and the treasurer, or his deputy, shall be bound to attend accordingly, and the treasurer shall state in the notice to be given as aforesaid, on what days he, or his deputy will attend in such precinct, or precincts, for that purpose. Sec. 3. That if any person or persons shall fail to pay the When taxes,
may be paid. taxes charged against him, her, or them, on or before the second Monday of December next, after the same shall have been charged, such person or persons may pay the same at any time before the treasurer shall have distrained any property, or sold any lands, or town lots, for the payment of such taxes, but shall be charged with ten per centum thereon for , the use of the treasurer... : Sec. 4. That the county treasurer shall make sale of de. When treas.
urer shall linquent lands and town lots, at the time, place, and in the make sale for same manner, that is now prescribed by law for the county delinquent
taxes. collector to do the same. Sec. 5. That if no lands or town lots be found, out of what proper
ty liable for which to make the taxes, charged on personal property, the axes. county treasurer may proceed at any time subsequent to the second Monday of December next, after such taxes shall have been charged, to collect the same by distress and sale of goods and chattels, belonging to the person or persons charged with such delinquent taxes, in the same manner that is now by law required of the county collector. Sec. 6. That the county treasurer shall be allowed the Compensa
tion of treassame compensation for selling delinquent lands and town lots, urer. and for making distress and sale of goods and chattles, for payment of taxes, that is now by law allowed the county collector for the same.
Duty of treas.. Sec. 7. That the county treasurer shall do and perform
all acts and duties that are now by law required of the coun.. ty collector, which do not conflict with the provisions of this
act. Per centage
Sec. 8. That the county treasurer shall be allowed one of treasurer, per centum on all monies by him received or collected on the
tax duplicate, not otherwise provided for in this act, in addition to the fees now allowed him by law. we
· Sec. 9. That the office of county collector, in the county Office of eol. lector abolish. of Grant, is hereby abolished., ed.
Sec. 10. That this act shall take effect from and after the first Monday of January next.
WILLIAM SHEW, . .. Speaker of the House of Representatives.
. MASON C. DARLING,
President of the Council. : APPROVED, February 11, 1847.
HENRY DODGE. .
Moses W. Rowley.
SECTION 1. That the official acts of S. F. Seabury, while acting as a justice of the peace, for the county of Iowa, shall not be deemed invalid on account of any informality or illegality in the election of said Seabury, but his said acts shall be as legal and binding as if his election had been in all rese pects conformable to law.