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missioner or trustees, to avail themselves of its provisions; Provided, the purchasers of school lands in said townships, or their legal representatives, express a desire in writing to relinquish the same, or any part thercof, under the provisions herein contained.

SEC. 4. The school commissioner or trustees of such town- School compia ships in Hancock county as may acquire title to land in the may lease

lands sixteenth sections, or elsewhere, under the provisions of this act, shall have power to lease the said lands, or any part thereof, for any term not exceeding ten years; which letting shall ve at public auction, with previous general notice, by advertisement, for thirty days, to the highest bidder for the same, reserving an annual or semi-annual rent for purposes of schools in said townships, and the said commissioners or trustees shall be authorised to sue and be sued by the title of commissioner or trustees as a corporation, in relation to such leases and the rent reserved, and may distrain for rent in arrears as in other cases. This act to be in force from and after its passage; Provided, however, the school commissioner of Hancock county, or the trustees of school lands, as the case may be, shall not be compelled to carry this act into effect in relation to town four north, of range' nine west, in said county, until they make application in manner and form set forth in the third section of this act.

APPROVED, February 25th, 1843.

AN ACT organizing a school district in the county of Iroquois, and au- In foroe, thorizing the sale of school lands therein.

Jan. 21, 1847

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all that part of Formation of

school distown twenty-seven, situated in range ten, in Iroquois

trict county, be and the same is hereby attached to and shall form a part of the school district situated on range number eleven west, township twenty-seven north, in said county, and shall be subject to all the rules and regulations, and enjoy all the privileges and advantages, which by law the school district situated in range eleven is now subject to or enjoys.

Sec. 2. That the school commissioner of Iroquois county Sale authori be and he is hereby authorized to sell all the school lands sit- zed uated in range ten, town twenty-seven north, in said county, upon the presentation to him of a petition containing Petition for

sale the names of a majority of the legal voters of said range ten, town twenty-seven, signifying their willingness and desire to have the same sold.

Sec. 3. That said school commissioner shall be governed in Sale to con. all in the sale of said school land as now governed in

sorin to gene respects

ral law the sale of other school land in said county.

Sec. 4. That the fund arising from the sale of the school

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land, situated in range ten, shall be used for the benefit of the school district composed of ranges ten and eleven, in town twenty-seven north, so long as the said ranges shall compose one school district, and no longer.

APPROVED, January 21st, 1843.

In force, AN ACT organizing a school district in Vermilion county, and authorJan. 28, 1843.

izing the sale of school lands therein,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, T'own 17, t. represented in the General Assembly, That all that part of town 10 attached seventeen, situate in range ten, in Vermilion county, be to dis. on r. 11, l. 17

and the same is hereby attached to and shall form a part of the school district situate on range eleven, town seventeen, in said county, and shall be subject to all the rules and regulations, and enjoy all the privileges and advantages, which by law the school district, situate in range eleven, is now sub

ject to or enjoys. How certain

SEC. 2. That the school commissioner of Vermilion coun. school lands ty be and is hereby authorized to sell all the school lands sit. may be sold uated in range ten, town seventeen, in said county, upon

the presentation to him of a petition containing the names of four-fifths of the legal voters of said range ten, town seventeen, signifying their willingness and desire to have the same sold

SEC. 3. That said school commissioner shall be governed in all respects, in the sale of said school lands, as now govern

in the sale of other school lands in said county, Application

Sec. 4. That the fund arising from the sale of the school of fund lands situated in range ten shall be used for the benefit of the

school district, composed of ranges ten and eleven, in town seventeen, so long as the said ranges shall composé one school district and no longer.

APPROVED, January 28th, 1813.

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In force,

AN ACT to legalize defective returns of the school directors and treasaPob. 3, 1843.

rers of townships in the counties therein named.

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Time extend-represented in the General Assembly, That the returns of the

treasurers of school trustees of the several townships, and the leos in Jack-returns of the trustees of school lands in townships not incorron counties porated in the counties of Jackson and Clinton, to the school to make re. commissioners of said counties, of the number of white chil

dren under the age of twenty years, residing within the sev. eral townships in said counties, that have not been made, and where made, have not been in conformity with the law now in force, there shall be further time to perfect and make said

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returns until the first day of May next, to make and perfect them, where the same are illegally made, and to make returns where the same have not been made in the counties aforesaid,

Sec. 2. All moneys in the hands of the school commission-Com're requi. ers of saidcounties subject to distribution, which have not been red to disiri. distributed, shall be by the said commissioners as soon as the provisions of this act shall have been complied with, and the said commissioners, in apportioning the same, shall make the apportionment according to the number of children returned

Distribution according to the provisions of this act, and in manner and

how made form as is now provided for by law; any thing in the laws heretofore in existence to the contrary notwithstanding. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED, February 3d, 1843.

AN ACT to alter the provisions of "an act making provisions for organiz- In furce,

ing and maintaining common schools," approved February 26ıb, 1841. Feb. 20, 1843.

dren

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That in any case where

Time oxtenthe school directors of any school district, or the trustees of ded for furschool lands in townships not incorporated, have failed or ne- uishing nun

ber of chil. glected to furnish the number of white children under the age of twenty years for the years of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-one and forty-two, as directed and required by the ninety-second section of the “act making provisions for organizing and maintaining common schools," approved February twenty-sixth, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, it shall be lawful to furnish the number of such children, on or before the first day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, and in any case where the number of such children shall be so furnished,

When dissuch school districts or townships not incorporated, shall be cricts entitled entitled to receive their respective portions of the school, col- to their porlege, and seminary fund not heretoforc distributed, and which tion of school is hereafter to be distributed; any thing in the ninety-fifth section of the said act to the contrary notwithstanding. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

Seç. 2. That the Secretary of State be required to have This nct 10 this act published in the paper of the public printers immedi- be published ately after its passage.

APPROVED, February 20th, 1843.

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In for 'e, AN ACT relating to schoo's in township thirty-five north, of range twelra Mar. 1843.

east, in Will county, Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Relatin, to

represented in the General Assembly, That the trustees of school lands schools of township'thirty-five north, of range twelve east, in in Wilco. Will county, are hereby authorised and empowered to settle

with the purchasers of school lands in said township, and in all cases wherein they may deem it for the interest of the school fund of said township, they may take from the the pur chasers a re-conveyance of said lands hereafter sold, and disa charge the debts due for the same upon the purchasers paying all interest due upon the debts so to be discharged.

APPROVED, March 4th, 1843.

in force,

AN ACT to amend an act entitled "an act to incorporate the Rock river Feo. 3, 1843.

eeminary, in Ogle county, Illinois."

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,

represented in the General Assembly, That the seminary menLocation tioned in the act to which this is an amendment shall be lo

cated in town twenty-four north, range nine, east of the Annual meet

fourth principal meridian, and on section twenty seven, in nge of trus- Ogle county, Illinois. The trustees shall hold at least one

meeting in each year for business, and may appoint other Special meet-stated meetings of the board; special meetings may at any ings may called time be held by order of the president or any three members Board of visi- of the board, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum to cors may be

do business; and it shall be lawful for the Rock river conferappointed

ence of the Methodist Episcopal church to appoint annually Powers of a board of visitors consisting of six persons, who shall have visitora

power to sit with the board of trustees, at their annual meetings, and participate with them ex officio as members of the board, in the appointment of the board of instruction, and filling vacancies in the board of trustees, as provided for in the

tenth section. Repeal of 9th Sec. 2. The ninth section of the act to which this is an section amendment shall be and the same is hereby repealed.

APPROVED, February 3d, 1843.

In force,

AN ACT to incorporate the Monticello Female Seminary. Feb. 23, 1843.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Theron Baidwin,

Enoch Long, Winthrop S. Gilman, Benjamin Godfrey, and Monticello Cyrus Edwards, and their successors, be and they are hereby Female semi-created a body politic and corporate, to be styled and known nary incorpo- by the name of the trustees of Monticello Female Seminary, rated

and by that style and name to remain and have perpetual

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succession. The said seminary shall be and remain at Monti. cello, in the county of Madison. The number of trustecs shall never exceed five, including the president of the seminary, who shall be ex-officio a member of the board of trustees.

Sec. 2. The objects of said corporation shall be the promo. Object tion of female education.

Sec. 3. The corporate powers hereby bestowed shall be General such only as are essential or useful in the attainment of said powers object, and such as are usually conferred on similar bodies corporate, to wit: to have perpetual succession, to make contracts, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, to grant and receive by its corporate name, and to do all other acts as natural persons may, to accept, acquire, purchase, or sell property, real, personal, or mixed, in all lawful ways, to use, employ, manage, and dispose of all such property, and all money belonging to said corporation, in such manner as shall seem to the trustees best adapted to promote the object before mentioned; to have a common seal, and to alter or change the same, to make such by-laws for its regulation as are not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States or of this State. SEC. 4. The trustees of said corporation shall have author. Powers & dn

rties of trusity from time to time, to prescribe and regulate the course of studies to be pursued in said institution, to fix the rates of tuition, and other expenses, to appoint instructors, and such other officers and agents as may be necessary in managing the concerns of the institution, to define their duties, to fix their compensation, and to displace or remove them, to erect necessary bụildings, to purchase books, chemical and philosophical apparatus, and other suitable means of instruction, to make rules for the general government of the affairs of the institution, and for the regulation of the conduct of the students.

Sec. 5. The trustees for the time being, in order to have shall have perpetual succession, shall have power to fill any vacancy succession &

fill vacancies which may occur in the board, froni death or otherwise. Three members shall constitute a quorum to do business.

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the trustees to appoint one shall appoint of th:ir number a treasurer, who shall be required to give treasurer bond, with sufficient security, in such penal sum as the board may prescribe, conditioned for the performance of such duties as the by.laws may require of him.

Sec. 7. The said institution shall be open to all denomina-Oç.en to all tions of christians, and the profession of any particular religi-christiana ous faith shall not be required of those who become students.

Sec. 8. The trustees shall faithfully apply all funds collect- Funds how ed, or hereafter to be collected, for said seminary, according to applied their best judgment; Provided, that in case any donation, devise, or bequest, shall be made, for particular purposes, accordant with the objects of the institution, and the trustees shall accept the same, every such donation, devise, or bequest,

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