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Sec. 3. The person first nained herein, or in his Regulations absence or refusal to act, the next shall notify the time respecting and place, for the first meeting of the trustees; and the meetings on the attendance of a majority thereof, they shall

Clerk & chart appoint a chairman and clerk, who shall severally irman appen take an oath, to be administered by some justice of ted the peace, well

, and truly to execute the duties of their office ; and thereafter, the board may be called by the chairman or any two of the trustees. The said Further pov

ers of Tius trustees shall have power to ar journ from day to day, to make and ordain such bye-laws, rules andørdinances, as they may deem proper, not inconsistent with the laws of this commonwealth ; and moreover to fix on a proper place, for erecting the buildings for the said academy. Provided, That a majority of all the trustees, shall be necessary to attend on the making any contract, bye-laws, or fixing the permanent seat of the same. Sec. 4. A majority of said trustees shall have pow

Tutors &cto

be employed er, to engage and employ, a competent number of tutors and professors to the said academy, to fix their salaries, and the salary of their clerk, as also the terms

May be ex of tuition ; and on the misconduct of any tutor, pro- pelled fessor, or student, may dismiss or expel, such tutor, professor or student, from the said academy,

СНАР. Схс,

AN ACT
Directing the Auditor of Public Accounts, to suspend

the issuing of any WARRANT to uny Clerk within
this Conmonwealth for his services in copying the
Commissioners' lists of TAXABLE PROPERTY, until
he is further directed by Law.

APPROVED, DEC. 17, 1810.

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HEREAS it is represented to the present

General Assembly, That great impositions are likely to take place, in consequence of the improper

manner in which sundry clerks of county courts in this commonwealth, make out their charges for copying commissioners' lists, under the act of last session on that subject : For remedy whereo,

BE it cracied by the General Assembly, That the Auditor of Public Accounts be, and he is hereby directed, to suspend the issuing of any warrant to any clerk for his set vices in copying the coinmissoners' lists of taxable property, until he is further directed by law,

CHAP. CXCI.

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AN ACT

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For the reief of Joseph REED.

Approved, DECEMBER 17, 1810. HERE AS it is represented to the present genRecital

eral assembly, that Joseph Reed obtained from the commissioners, a certificate for two hundred acres of land, No. 4562 ; and it further appears, that the said Reed purchased from Henry Robertson, another certificate, No.4429 ;; out of which last mentioned certificate, the county court of Livingston granted a removal for asty seven and one half acres ; which said remove was alterwards assigned to John Scott; but the register in issuing the grant to the said Scott, issued it out of the No. 4562, whereas it ought to

have been out of No.: 4429--For remedy, whereof, Register to Be it enacted by the general assembly, That on make certain the grant aforesaid being presented to the register

of the land office, he is liereby ilirected and required, su far to alter the same, as well as the record book, as that it shall appear to have issued out of the certificate No. 44.29, granted to Henry Robertson, and by him assigned to Joseph Reed ; and that the said Reed be permitted to obtain his grant, on his own proper head-right No. 4562, as in other cases ; he having first produced a receipt for the full amount of the state price due thereon.

CHAP. CXCII.

AN ACT

For the benefit of MATTHEW SINGĻETON.

APPROVED, DECEMBER 17, 1810.
THEREAS, it appears to the present general

Recital assembly, that Matthew Singleton is an object of charity, owing to his indigence and unsoundness of mind, he having legally been found a lunatic, by inquest for that purpose : and having obtained a certificate for 245 acres of head-right, land, lying on.. Fishing creek, in the county of Lincoln, is unable to pay for the same, and incapable of acquiring title.. thereto--Wherefore, Be it enacted by the general assembly, That so

State prico much of the state price, on the aforesaid tract of

on certain

lands remit: land, as yet remains due, be, and the same is hereby ted remitted to the said Matthew Singleton : and the re

Grant to isgister of the land office, is hereby directed to issue sue to the said Matthew Singleton, a patent for the aforesaid tract of land ; which tract of land shall not in Restrictivo any manner or way, be disposed of during the lunacy use of the said Matthew, or for one year thereafter: But the same shall remain in the hands and possession of his wife and children, for their use and benefit.

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Incorporating the Directors of the Winch ster Libra.

ry Company.

APPROVED - DECEMBER 27, 1810. Directors

E it enacted by the general assembly, That

William N. LaneJames SimpsonJames Clark, Chilton Allen, and Samuel Hanson, and their successors, duly elected or appointed, in manner hereinafter directed be, and they are hereby made, declared and constituted, a corporation and body politic,

in law anil in fact, to have continuance forever, by Style the name, style and title of the directors of the Win

chester library company.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Legal capa. corporation by the name and style aforesaid, shall city of the corporation

bé hereafter forever capable in law, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court or courts, or other places, or before any judge or justice within this commonwealth, or elsewhere, in all manner' of suits, actions, or complaints of whatsoever find or nature they may be, in as full and effectual a manner as any other person or persons, bodies politic or coro porate may, or can do.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all and

singular the sums of money, books, goods and chatwhat funds tels, which may be subscribed, given, granted or demay be ac- vised to the said company, or to any person of pervested in the sons for the use thereof, shall be vested in, and concorporation formed to said corporation ; and that the said cor

poration may take and receive any sum or suins of money; or any goods, chattels or other effects, of what kind or nature soever, which may be given,

granted or bequeathed unto them, by any person or appropriation persons, bodies politic or corporate, capable of maof sums rais. king such gift or bequest ; such money, goods, chat

tels or other effects to be laid out and disposed of in

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the purchase of books, maps, charts, drawings for the use and benefit of said company, agreeably to the intention of the donors or subscribers.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the said corporation shall have full power to make and use

Their seal common seal, with such device and inscription, as they shall think proper, and the same to break, alter and renew at pleasure ; to appoint a treasurer,

Appoint cer

tain officers cretary and librarian ; to assign them their duties; fix sheir compensation, and remove him or them from office, and appoint another, or others in his or their place, or places, as often as they shall think fit ; to make and execute such bye-laws and ordinances, as May, enact may be deemed useíul to the institution ; and the same bye laws, &c. to alter, amend or abrogate at pleasure ; to fix the price of shares, and the annual contributions on each share ; to direct how transfers may be made and certified, and judge of the persons proper to be admitted as shareholders ; to procure by purchase, rent or otherwise, a suitable place for keeping the library ; to appoint the times for keeping the library open, and for taking out and returning books.; to fill up the vacancies that may happen in their number between two half yearly meetings ;. to levy and collect fiaes

and forfeitures, and to determine upod, and transact call matters appertaining to the said corporation of . library company, agreeably to the rules, ordinances

and bye-laws thereof, during their continuance in office-Provided however, that not less than three of Provise. the directors shall be a quorum to do business; that no bye-laws shall be made repugnant to the laws of this commonwealth, and that no contribution sha!! Restrictions be laid on any share, in any one year, greater than one fifth of the value of a share, without the consent of a majority of the members.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That there shail be a semi-annual meeting of the members of the said Meetingshof

the sharehol, library company, at the library or such suitable ders place as the directors may from time to time appoint, of which the directors shall cause at least ten days notice to be affixed on the door of the court-house, in the town of Winchester, or on the doors of the ta. verns or. public houses in said town ; at which

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