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their stead : Provided always, That at each first meeting of the said trustees, after every annual election, it shall be in their discretion to appoint an additional number of trustees, not exceeding four.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the trustees of the said specified, corporation may make all such by-laws, rules and regulations for powers of the government and regulation of the said corporation and its affairs, and for the management and disposal of the property and estate of the said corporation, as they may deem requisite to promote the designs and intent of establishing this corporation ; and the same or any part of them to alter, amend or repeal, from time to time, as they or a major part of them may think fit ; and shall have power whenever they may judge it necessary, to call a general meeting of the members of the said corporation, who may adjourn from time to time, as to them shall seem proper.

V. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees at a Instructors, stated meeting, shall and inay nominate and appoint one or more

pointed. instructors or instructresses, to take charge of the school under the care and direction of the said corporation ; and also appoint such other officers or servants as they inay think necessary, and to allow and fix their respective compensations; and such teachers, instructresses, officers, or servants, or any of them, at their pleasure to dismiss and discharge, and another or others to appoint in their stead : Provided nevertheless, That the funds of the institu- Proviso. tion, and the instruction to be given therein, shall be exclusively devoted to female education, and that no male student be at any time adınitted as a pupil in the said seminary.

VI. And be it further enacted, That any person who shall Persons de contribute to the benefit of the society any suin of money not less bers. than twenty dollars, shall thereupon be a member thereof, and be entitled to the privileges granted to the members thereof by this act; and none others but contributors to the said society as aforesaid, shall be deemed members thereof.

VII. And be it further enacted, That this seminary shall not seminary dei be considered as one of the academies incorporated by and subject clared not an to the regulation of the regents of the university, and shall not be entitled to any distribution of the monies in the hands of the regents.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be and is Public act. hereby declared to be a public act, and shall be construed benignly and favourably for every beneficial purpose hereby intended, nor shall any non-user of the privileges granted hereby to the said corporation, create or produce any forfeiture of the same ; and no misnomer of the said corporation in any deed, will or testament, grant, gift, demise, or other instrument, contract or conveyance, shall defeat or vitiate the same : Provided, the corporation be sufficiently described to ascertain the intention of the parties. IX. And be it further enacted, That the legislature may at any red.

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AN ACT to incorporate the Mount-Pleusant Academy.

Passed March 24, 1820. Corporation 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York,

represented in Senate and Assembly, That Daniel De Lavan, Thomas Jackson, Jacob C. Arthur, Henry Waller, Joseph Hunt, Andrew Graham, Richard R. Voris, Jeremiah D. Fowler, Aaron Ward, and all such other persons as pow are, or shall hereafter become members of the said society, shall be and hereby are ordain

ed, constituted and declared to be a body corporate and politic, in Style and ge- fact and in name, by the name of the « Mount Pleasant Acade

my;" and by that name they and their successors for ever hereafter, shall and may have succession, and by that name shall and may be persons in law capable to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and to be answered unto, desend and be defended, in all courts and places whatsoever, in all manner of actions, complaints, matters, and causes whatsoever; and they and their successors may have a common seal, and may change and alter the same at their pleasure ; and that they and their successors by their names, shall be for ever capable in law to purchase, take, receive, hold and enjoy any estate, real and personal, whatsoever, to the use of them and their successors, hereby confirming all

grants heretofore made to the use of the said association, by any Proviso. person or persons whatsoever. Provided always, That the

yearly income of the real and personal estate, and bereditaments, held by the said corporation, do not or shall not at any tiine exceed the sum of twenty thousand dollars ; and that they and their successors shall have full power to lease such real estate, and hereditaments, on such terms as they shall deem most beneficial, and also to dispose of all such personal estate, at their will and pleasure, as shall appear to them most advantageous for promoting the purposes of said institation.

II. And be it further enacted, That there shall be for ever hereafter twelve trustees of the said corporation, who shall conduct and manage all the affairs thereof; and that the said trustees shall be members of said corporation ; and the first trustees the said corporation shall be Daniel De Lavan, llenry Waller, Jacob C. Arthur, Joseph Hunt, Aaron Ward, Andrew Graham, Charles Yoe, Edward Kemeys, Isaac Smith, Richard R. Voris, Jeremiah D. Fowler, and Oliver Yale, who shall hold their offices until the first Tuesday of April, in the year eighteen hundred and twenty

III. And be it further enacted, That on the first Tuesday of April, eighteen hundred and twenty-one, and yearly every year thereafter, on the first Tuesday of April, there shall be a general meeting of the members of the said corporation, at some convenient place, in the said town of Mount-Pleasant, to be fixed on by the by-laws of the said corporation for the year next ensuing, and by a majority of such of them as shall so meet, they shall by ballot eleet twelve of their members to be trustees of said corporation for the year next ensuing, that each member shall be enti

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Hled to a vote for every share of five dollars, but that no member shall be entitled to more than ten votes for said trustees, and for their officers, and the said trustees shall have power to choose out of their number a president, a treasurer and a secretary, who shall immediately enter on the said offices, and hold the same from the time of such election, for and during the space of other ottiers. one year, and until others shall be elected in their stead; Daniel Do Lavan shall be the first president of said corporation, and Aaron Ward the treasurer and secretary, to hold their said offices until the first Tuesday in April, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one; and in case any of the persons so elected to be trustees of the said corporation, shall die or resign before the time of their appointed service expires, or shall refuse or neglect to act in, or execute the said offices, then and in every such case the remaining trustees of the said corporation shall, within thirty days thereafter, hy ballot elect other or others of the members of the said corporation, instead of him or them so dying, resigning or neglecting to act, and that such person or persons as shall have the greatest number of votes at every such election, shall hold their said offices from the time of such election until the first Tuesday of April, then next ensuing, Duration of and until other, another or others shall be chosen in their stead : And provided always, That the said trustees shall have fall pow- Proviso. er, and it shall be in their discretion to elect and appoint out of the members of said corporation, an additional number of trustees, not exceeding eight, at any of their meetings.

IV, And be it further enacted, That the trustees of the said corporation may make all such by-laws, rules and regulations for powers of the government and regulation of the said corporation and its trustees. affairs, and for the inanagement and disposal of the property and estate of the said corporation, as they may deem requisite to promote the designs and intent of establishing this corporation, and the same, or any part of them to alter, amend or repeal, from time to time, as they or a major part of them may think fit, and shall have pover, whenever they may judge it necessary, to call a general meeting of the members of the said corporation, who may adjourn from time to tiine, as to them shall seem proper.

V. And be i further enacted, that the said trustees at any re- Further gular meeting, shall, and may nominate and appoint, one or inore instructors, take charge of the said academy under the care and direction of the said corporation, and also, appoint such other officers or servants as they may think necessary, and to allow and fix their respective compensations; and such teacher, officers or servants, or any of them, at their pleasure to dismiss and discharge, and another or others to appoint in their stead.

VI. And be it further enacted, That any person who shall con- Persons dotribute to the benefit of the said institution, any sum not less than five dollars, shall thereupon be a meinber thereof, and be entitled to the privileges granted to the members thereof by this act, and none others but coutributors to the said institution shall be deemed members therrof.

VII. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be, and is hereby declared a public act, and shall be construed benignly and favorably for every beneficial purpose hereby intended, nor shall any non-user of the privileges granted hereby to the said corpora

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tion, create or produce any forfeiture of the same, and no misnomer of the said corporation, in any deed, will or testament, grant,

gift, demise or other instrument, contract or conveyances shall deProviso. feat or vitiate the same : Provided, The corporation be sufficient

ly described to ascertain the parties. Academy de

VIII. And be it further enacted, That this academy shall not der regents of be considered as one of the academies incorporated by, and subject university

to the regulations of the regents of the university, and shall not be entitled to any distributions of the monies in the hands of the regents.

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CHAP. CVIII.

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AN ACT for building a Bridge across the West Cunada-Creek,

on the State-Road leading from Johnstown to the BlackRiver.

Passed March 24, 1820, I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, rey cts. appropri- presented in Senate and Assembly, That for the purpose of

building a bridge across the West Canada-Creek, on the state-road leading from Johnstowu to the Black-River, the sum of three hundred and thirty dollars and thirty-ope cents, being the balance remaining in the treasury of monies appropriated by an act of the legislature of this state, passed March tenth, one thousand eight bun: dred and three, for opening and improving certain great roads, be, and the same is hereby appropriated, and directed to be paid by the treasurer, on the warrant of the comptroller, to the commissioners herein after named.

Jl. And be it further enacted, That Adam Frink and James A. Frink and Douglass are hereby appointed commissioners for the purpose of J. Douglass appointed erecting the bridge aforesaid ; and that they are authorised to carcommission. ry into effect, in relation to the same, the provisions contained in ers, &c.

the preceding section of this act, in such mạnpes as they shall deem most conducive to the public interest ; and before the payment to them of the aforesaid sum of three hundred and thirty dollars and thirty-one cents, they shall give bonds with surety to be approv.

ed of by the comptroller, in the sum of sever hundred dollars, with Bonds to be

a condition faithfully to expend the sum appropriated by this act, giver:

and to perform all the duties required of them, according to the true intent and meaning thereof.

III. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of eps to account the said commissioners to account with the comptroller for the exwith comp penditure of the money appropriated by this act, and the comptrol,

ler is hereby authorised to allow on such accounting the said commissioners one dollar and twenty-five cents for each day they shall be necessarily engaged in superintending the construction of said þridge.

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CHAP, CIX.

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AN ACT concerning the Bank for Savings in the city of New

York.

Passed March 24, 1820. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, Monies may represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may lawful for the corporation, called the Bank for Savings in the city rities and of New-York, to vest monies which they have received or shall receive, in the manner and for the purposes mentioned in the act in-, corporating the said bank, in such government securities and stock, as is mentioned in the last aforesaid act, and also to loan the said monies to the corporation of the city of New-York, at a rate of interest not less than six per centum per annum.

II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Minors, being said corporation, at their discretion, to pay to any depositor, beirg depositere a minor, such sums as may be due to such depositor, not exceeding their monies, two hundred and fifty dollars, notwithstandiug that no guardian shall have been appointed for such depositor, and that the receipt or acquittance of such minor shall be as valid as if the same were executed by a guardian of such mipor duly appointed : Provided, such deposit shall have been personally made by such depositor, and not by any other person for his or her benefit.

III. And be it further enacted, 'That the books of the said corporation shall at all times be open to the comptroller of this troller. state, and to such other person or persons as the legislature may, from time to time designate, for inspection and examination.

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CHAP. CX.

AN ACT to alter the Name and Style of the First Presbyterian

Church of Sodus.

Passed March 24, 1820.

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BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, re-Style of corpresented in Senate and Assembly, That the naine and style of poration althe first presbyterian church of Sodus be altered, and it is hereby declared to be altered to that of the First Presbyterian Church of Lyons, in the county of Ontario ; by which name and style the said society shall hereafter be known, and the property, both real and personal, belonging to the said society, under its first name and style, are hereby declared to belong to it under its last name and style ; and all the proceedings of said society, while under the name and style of the first presbyterian church of Sodus, be

valid, the same are hereby ratified.

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