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SEC. 2. That said corporation may make and use a corporate seal, and the same alter at pleasure, or they may transact their business and make contracts through their President, without the use of a seal. They shall have power to accept devises, bequests, or donations, either in property or money, and dispose of the same for educational purposes. They shall have power to purchase lands on which to erect buildings for purposes above proposed; Provided, That they shall not hold real estate more than one year at a time which is worth more than ten thousand dollars, exclusive if improvements.
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SEC. 3. That said corporation shall have power over the college buildings at Franklin, Johnson county, and all the property and effects of the present Education Society or Institute, and the same to dispose of at pleasure, either to pay debts or otherwise, and to purchase other grounds either in or near Franklin, or at any other place in the State of Indiana that said corporation may select, and erect thereon college buildings, and furnish the same, Provided, Nothing in this act contained shall be taken or construed to effect the legal or equitable reversionary rights if any, of any of the claims to the said Franklin College, nor in case of sale or transfer thereof to effect or discharge the legal or equitable lien, if any, of any person or persons upon the real estate and college edifice of the said Franklin College, at Franklin.
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SEC. 4. That said corporation shall make their own by-laws, rules, and regulations, with regard to their college, admitting members to their society, and all other things needful for the furtherance of the objects of the society, and the same to alter, repeal, and reenact at
pleasure, provided the same is not inconsistent with the laws of this
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SEC. 5. The said corporation shall have full and complete collegiate powers, and shall appoint a president, professors, and tutors of said college, suited to all departments, if thought necessary, from a preparatory department, to that of a full college course, and president, professors, and tutors of said college shall constitute the "faculty" thereof, and shall have power of granting and conferring by and with the approbation of the directors hereinafter created, such degrees in the liberal arts and sciences as are usually granted and conferred in other colleges in the United States, to the students of their college, or to others who by their proficiency in learning or other meritorious distinction may be entitled to the same, and to grant unto such graduates diplomas or certificates under their common seal or otherwise signed by the faculty or president thereof, to authenticate and perpetuate the ceremony of such graduation.
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SEC. 6. That said corporation shall receive into their society, all persons now authorized or which may hereafter be authorized by their by-laws, to be members thereof, and the society shall meet once in each year to consult as a society, for the common good and to select their officers, which shall consist of a president, two vice presidents, a secretary, and treasurer, with thirty other persons who together with the officers above described, shall constitute the directory of said education society, five of whom shall be a quorum to transact the business of the society; Provided, that members of the present society for life, shall continue members of this society.
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SEC. 7. That at the next annual meeting of the said society the seats of the first twelve trustees named in this act shall be vacated, and ten of their vacancies filled by the society, and so at the annual meeting of said society in 1850, the next twelve shall be vacated, and ten of their seats filled as aforesaid; and at their annual meeting in 1851, the seats of the other twelve trustees shall be vacated and filled as aforesaid, so that ten persons shall be appointed directors each year for three years, and each director then appointed shall hold his office for three years: Provided, That if vacancies happen with the directors in the educational year, they shall be filled by the remaining directors, elected as aforesaid, or a quorum thereof, so as to make the whole number of directors exclusive of the president, vice presidents, secretary and treasurer, thirty persons.
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SEC. 8. That the board of trustees under the original act, shall be the board of directors under this act, and that the president, secretary and treasurer of the board of trustees be and they are hereby constituted the president, secretary, and treasurer of the board of directors and of the
society, and such president, vice presidents, secretary and treasurer, as
shall be elected from year to year, shall be the officers of the board of
directors, and shall act as such at all meetings, and the annual meetings
shall be conducted under the direction of said officers and directors,
and the corporation shall fix by by-laws, the manner of holding said
annual meetings, and the power that each member shall possess in the
transaction of their business at such annual meeting.
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SEC. 9. That the said directors shall have power to make by-laws so as to direct the time and manner of making reports, and to whom they shall be made and how published.
1849 Local Acts-203-1
SEC. 1. That John Kirk, Isaac H. Taylor, Robert Townsend, Henry Jones, George Short, jr., and their associates, members of the "Fair Play Fire Engine and Hose Company," of Madison, Indiana, and their regular successors, be and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic for the term of fifty years in succession, by the name and style of "the Fair Play Fire Engine and Hose Company," of the city of Madison, for the purpose of more effectually protecting themselves and property, and by that name shall be competent to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended in all courts and places and in all matters whatever; with full power and lawful authority to acquire, hold, use, occupy, and enjoy by purchase, gift, grant, or devise, and the same to sell, convey, or improve, rent, or lease all the real estate that said Fair Play Fire Engine and Hose Company may become in possession of as above provided in the city of Madison, Indiana, in value not exceeding ten thousand dollars, to make, ordain, and put in execution such by-laws, rules, and regulations as shall be necessary for the good government of said society and the prudent and efficient management of its concerns, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of the State: Provided, That in no case shall one member be allowed more than one vote on any question which may arise: Provided also, That said society shall not in any wise engage in banking, or do any other thing not expressly granted by the provisions of this Charter: Propided, That upon a repeal of the charter, or the dissolution of the Corporation, the property held by said Corporation at the time of such repeal may be disposed of, sold, and conveyed in such manner as a majority of the corporation shall direct.
1849 Local Acts-220-1
SEC. 1. That Milton Stapp, J. R. Osgood, T. R. Cressey, and C. H. Crawford, the Moderator, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer, together with the present Trustees of the General Association of Baptists in the State of Indiana and their associates and successors, be and they are hereby made and constituted a body politic and corporate by the name, style, [and title] of "the General Association of Baptists in the State of Indiana," with power to receive donations, contributions, devises, and bequests of real and personal property, or money, not exceeding one hundred thousand
dollars, and to dispose of the same for the spread of the gospel within
the State of Indiana, with power to make and enforce contracts, to
appoint agents and missionaries, and to [do] all and every thing not
contrary to law and right to promote the spread of the gospel in the
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SEC. 2. That said corporation shall have power to make all by-laws, rules, and regulations, to carry out the objects of the association: Provided, The same are not inconsistent with the laws of the State.
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SEC. 3. The said association shall meet annually at such time and place as they may determine by a vote of the association, and shall direct by their by-laws now in force, or whichmay here after be adopted, who shall be members of said association, and shall at their annual meetings elect a moderator, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, and treasurer, together with thirty-six trustees who shall be [the] officers of the association, with power to transact the business of the association when the same is not in session, five of whom shall be a quorum to transact business.
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SEC. 4. The officers of the association shall be the officers of the board of trustees; but in the absence of any one of them a pro tem. appointment shall be made, who shall perform the duties.
1849 Local Acts-221-1
SEC. 1. That Henry Naegle, Peter Nab, Michael Haehl, jr., [George Michael] Theobold, Conrad Haehl, jr. and their successors in office, are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, and shall be known by the name and style of the trustees of the United Protestant German Saint Zion Church, and by said corporate name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court of this State, and by that name have perpetual succession, and they shall in law in said corporate name, be capable of purchasing and holding, bargaining and selling any property, either real or personal, for the use of said church, whether by legal or equitable title, not to exceed in value twenty thousand dollars.
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SEC. 2. They shall further be empowered to receive all and singular, andy subscriptions, gifts, grants, donations, and bequests designed for the benefit of said church, which shall be held and solely applied to the use and benefit of said church, in the manner which said trustees shall deem most judicious and expedient.
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SEC. 3. It shall be lawful for such trustees to hold meetings at such places and at such times, and as often as it may suite them, or as their business may require, to sit on adjournments, on the call of the proper officer, or one of their body, and to elect or appoint such officers and
establish such rules or by-laws for their government as they or a
majority of them may see fit: Provided, however, That such rules or
by-laws shall not be incompatible with the constitution or laws of this
State or of the United States.
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SEC. 4. It shall be lawful for the members of said church to perpetuate this board of trustees by annual appointment, or in any way they may think proper, and also to fill vacancies which may in any way occur, and the trustees at any time chosen, shall hold their office for one year and until their successors are chosen or appointed, they shall also keep a record of their proceedings, which shall be open to the inspection of all persons concerned.
1849 Local Acts-221-5
SEC. 5. The acts and doings of the present trustees of said church are hereby declared valid in law, to [all] intents and purposes, in the same manner as they would have been had they fully complied with the statute in such case made and provided, and all property now held by said church, either by legal or equitable title, or designed for the benefit thereof, whether acquired by purchase, subscription, gift, bequest, or donation, is hereby vested in the board of trustees herein created, and their successors for the benefit of said church, the same as though said property had been acquired under the provisions of this act.
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SEC. 6. The Legislature hereby reserves the right to alter, amend, or repeal this act at any time.
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SEC. 7. This act is hereby declared a public act and the same shall be construed favorably for every beneficial purpose herein intended.
1849 Local Acts-269-1
SEC. 1. That Henry B. Davison, Isaac Wagner, William H. Fitch, Josiah S. Weyer, and their associates, members of Washington Fire Company, No. 2, at Madison, Indiana, and their regular successors be, and they are hereby, created a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The Washington Fire Company, No. 2," for the purpose of protecting their fellow-citizens against loss by fire, and by that name shall be competent to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended in all courts and places, and in all matters whatever, with full power and lawful authority to acquire, hold, use, occupy, and enjoy by purchase, gift, grant, or devise, and the same to sell, convey, or improve, rent, or lease all the real estate they may become possessed of, in value not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, as also all such personal property, fixtures, and money as they may become possessed of for the carrying out the object of their organization; and to make, have, and use a common seal, and the same to alter, break, and renew at pleasure, and to appoint such officers as they may deem necessary, to prescribe their
general duties, and to require such security of them as they may deem proper to secure the faithful performance, and may remove them at pleasure; to make, ordain, and put in execution such by-laws, rules, and regulations as shall be necessary for the good government of its concerns, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of the State: Provided, That in no case shall one member be allowed more than one vote on any question that may arise: Provided, also, That upon a repeal of this act, or the dissolution of the corporation, the property held by said corporation at the time of such dissolution may be disposed of, sold, and conveyed in such manner as a majority of the corporation shall direct.