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§ 5. That it shall and may be lawful for either and all of said subordinate lodges to have a common seal, for their use, and the same at their will and pleasure, to change, alter and make anew, from time to time, as they may think best; and shall, in general, have and exercise all such rights and privileges and immunities as by law are incident or necessary to corporations, and what may be necessary to the corporations herein constituted.
8 6. This aet shall take effect from and after its passage. APPROVED February 21, 1863.
In force June 13,
AN ACT to incorporate the Chicago Ministry at Large. 1863.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Jonathan Burr, Charles B. Thomas, Jerome Beecher, Elisha W. Willard, Alpheus C. Badger, Josiah L. James, Edward K. Rogers, Charles H. S. Mixer, Amory Bigelow, Murry Nelson, Frederick P. Fisher, and their associates, are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of the “Chicago Ministry at Large,” and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and shall have power to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, and to do and perform all such acts and things as are, or may be, or become, necessary for the furtherance and advancement of the purposes of said incorporation, as fully and completely as a natural person might or could do.
§ 2. The object and purposes of said incorporation shall be the relieving, care, culture, education and guardianship of destitute and neglected children, furnishing suitable and proper homes and employment for the same, and the relief
of persons in indigent and needy circumstances. Membership. § 3. Any person may become an annual member of said
corporation, by paying to the treasurer thereof the sum of five dollars, annually; and any person may become a life member thereof, by paying to the treasurer, at any one time, the sum of fifty dollars or more.
§ 4. The officers of said corporation shall be a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and a board of managers, not less than five in number, the number to be determined, from time to time, by the members of the corporation. The officers of said corporation shall be elected annually, on the second Monday of January, in each year, and shall hold their respective offices one year, and until their snccessors are elected. And in case a vacancy occurs in any of said offices, in any manner, the board of managers shall have the
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power to fill such vacancy until the next annual meeting. The president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, shall be esc officio members of the board of managers; and the president and secretary shall be, respectively, president and secretary of said board of managers, five of whom shall constitute a quorum for business.
§ 5. The said corporation may receive, take and hold, Corporate poweither by gift, purchase, devise, bequest or otherwise, any real or personal estate, for the use and for the advancement of the objects and purposes of said corporation, whether the same be purchased, given, devised, bequeathed or conveyed directly to said corporation, or to any of its officers, for the use of said corporation; and all real or personal estate, so held or owned by, or for the use of, said corporation, shall be exempt from all taxation. No real estate, so held or Real estate ex. owned by or for the use of said corporation, shall be aliena- tion. ted, or leased for a longer term than two years, at any one time, except by a vote of the majority of the members of said corporation, at an annual meeting thereof, or at a special meeting thereof, to be called for that purpose, in the notice of which shall be stated the purpose arid object for which said special meeting is called.
§ 6. The board of managers may, at any time, appoint Powers and dusuch subordinate officers, agents and committees as they may managers. deem necessary, to carry out and effect the objects of said corporation; they may make and enforce such rules, regulations and by-laws as they may deem necessary for the election and government of members and officers of said corporation; for regulating and governing the admission of children to the care, culture and guardianship of said corporation; for regulating [and] governing the charities and charitable disbursements thereof; and for the government, management and discipline and disposal of the children which may from time to time, as herein provided, be surrendered to said corporation; and also for regulating, conducting and managing the general business of the said corporation: Provided, the same are not inconsistent herewith or with the laws of this State. § 7. In case of the death or incapacity of the father, or of Guardian of des
titute children. his abandoning, or neglecting to provide for his family, the mother shall, for the purposes of this act, be and be deemed the legal guardian of her children; and in cases where it is not known that there is any person, within this State, le-gally authorized to act as the guardian of any destitute or neglected child, the mayor of the city of Chicago shall, ex officio, for the purpose of this act, be and be deemed the legal guardian of such child; and any person, who, by the provisions of this act, is declared to be the guardian of any neglected, destitute or needy child, or who is in fact such guardian, whether the father, the mother, or other legal guardian, or the mayor of said city, may, in writing, surren
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der such child, and the care, custody and control thereof, to this corporation; and the surrender, 80 made, shall be deemed a legal surrender, for the purposes and within the true intent and meaning hereof, and shall vest in the board of managers of this corporation the legal and exclusive guar
dianship and control of any child so surrendered.
desti- $ 8. If it shall be shown, upon complaint made to any tute children judge of any court of record in Cook county, that the father corporation in of any child is dead, or has abandoned his family, or ceased certain continua
to properly provide for the same, or is imprisoned for crime, and that the mother of such child is a habitual drunkard, or is imprisoned for crime, or is an innate of a house of ill. fame, or a frequenter of such places; or if the mother of such child is dead, imprisoned for crime, or has abandoned her family, and the father of such child is a habitual drunkard, or an unsuitable person to have the care, custody and control of such child; or that the parents of any child have abandoned, or neglected to provide for it, then and in either of such cases, the said judge may, if he thinks the welfare of such child will be promoted thereby, by an order, to be duly entered of record, in his court, surrender such child to said corporation; and such order, so made and entered, shall vest in the board of managers of said corporation, if they elect to accept the same, the legal and exclusive guardian
ship and control of such child.
of $ 9. Whenever complaint shall be made to any judge children by of any court of record in Cook county, that any girl, under
the age of fourteen years, or any boy, under the age of twelve years, is abandoned by its parents or guardian, or that the parents of any such boy or girl sustain the relations to them mentioned or contemplated in the preceding section, it shall be the duty of such judge to issue a warrant for the arrest of such child and of its parents or guardians, (if any it may have, residing in the city of Chicago,) returnable before said judge; and if upon the hearing upon said complaint, it shall appear to said judge that such child has no parents, or is abandoned by its parents or guardian, or that any of the causes authorizing the surrender of such child to said corporation, which are specified in the preceding section, exist, then the said judge, in either of said cases, may, if he thinks the welfare of such child will be promoted thereby, make the order of surrender provided .for in the preceding section, in the manner and with the effect therein provided and set forth.
§ 10. The board of managers of said corporation, as the legal guardians of the children surrendered to said corporation in any of the ways in this act provided, may in their discretion, indenture said children to an honorable and suitable trade or employment, or, without indenture, may find and provide for them or any of them, suitable and proper homes and employment; but in all cases provision shall be
Children may be indentured.
made in the indenture by which any of such children may be bound to service, or in any arrangement or agreement in and by which any of such children may be provided with homes or employment, for securing to such children an education proper and fitting for the condition and circumstances in life of such children.
$ 11. Rev. Charles B. Thomas shall be the first presi- Officers. dent; Alpheus C. Badger the first vice-president; Charles H. S. Mixer the first secretary; and Frederick P. Fisher the first treasurer; and Jonathan Burr, Josiah L. James, Edward K. Rogers, Jerome Beecher, Amory Bigelow, Murry Nelson and Charles W. Gray, the first board of managers, under and by virtue of this act, and shall hold their offices respectively until the second Monday of January, A. D., 1864, and until their successors are elected.
$ 12.' This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED, June 13, 1863.
AN ACT for the relief of the City Bank of Eames, Allen & Co.
In force February
WHEREAS the City Bank of Eames, Allen & Co., located
at Ottawa, in La Salle county, have, in pursuance of the act in force January 10, 1855, entitled "An act to amend an act to establish a general system of banking, and the act supplementary thereto," approved February 10, 1853, filed with the Auditor certificates of their desire and intention to withdraw their bills from circulation, and are now desirous of withdrawing and canceling said certificate, and of resuming business, as if no such certificate had been filed; therefore,
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That said City Bank of Eames, Allen & Co., be and is hereby authorized to withdraw and cancel said certificate, and to resume and transact their business and conduct their affairs in every respect as if said certificate, so filed by them, as aforesaid, had never been made and filed with said Auditor.
§ 2. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 14, 1863.
In force February
AN ACT to incorporate the Fulton Savings Bank.
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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Leonard F. Ross, Alexander Hull, Levi C. Howell, James B. Dodge, William N. Cline, and such other persons as may become stockholders in the corporation hereby created, be and are
hereby declared and constituted a body corporate, by the Name and style. name and style of the “Fulton Savings Bank;" and may
have and use a common seal, and that said bank shall be located at Lewistown, Fulton county, Illinois.
§ 2. The capital shall be twenty thousand dollars, and may be increased by said corporation to any sum, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, shall be divided into shares of fifty dollars each, and deemed personal property. Each subscriber of stock shall pay, at the time of subscribing, twenty per cent of the sum subscribed, and the remainder in such sums, and in such manner, as may be determined by the directors of said corporation. The corporators mentioned in section one of this act, or a majority of them, may open books for subscription of stock, at Lewistown, Fulton county, Illinois, at such time and place as they may appoint, upon giving twenty days' notice thereof, in some paper published in said county; and when the sum of five thousand dollars is subscribed, the said corporators, or
a majority of them, shall give notice of the time and place, Election of di- in like manner, to the stockholders, to meet and elect five
directors, who shall hold their office until their successors are elected under the by-laws of the corporation. The directors shall elect a president, from their number, and such other officers and agents as they may deem necessary; and shall have power to fill any vacancy in their number. At each meeting of the stockholders, each share of stock shall entitle the owner thereof to cast one vote, in person or by proxy: Provided, that the amount due the corporation on such shares of stock so proposed to be represented, shall have been paid at or before the time of such meeting. e § 3. The said corporation shall be authorized to receive money from any person or persons who may wish to deposit the same. Married women and minors may, in their own names, subscribe for stock and deposit money with said corporation, and receive certificates of stock and of deposits, in their own names; which stock and deposits shall be subject to their disposal and order only. All deposits of money shall be used and improved in a manner not inconsistent with the laws of this State; and any rate of interest, not exceeding that allowed by law, shall be paid for such deposits.
§ 4. The said corporation may accept and execute all such trusts, whether fiduciary or otherwise, as may be committed to it by any person or persons, or by the order of
May receive deposits.