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trict in which the scholars have been or may be classified as provided Price of wiin section number ninety-two or ninety-three of chapter number fifty-school dir
tricto gradueight of the revised statutes, and the act or acts amendatory thereto, ated. shall have power to graduate the price of tuition according to the studies pursued by the scholars respectively, in such manner as the said board shall deem just.
Sec. 2. The rate bills made out in accordance with the graduation Rate billsprovided for in the preceding section, shall have the same force and red. be collected in the same manner as the rate bills in other cases. Sec. 3. Subdivision five of section one of the act entitled an act to
Aet annendenlarge the powers and increase the number of officers in school dirtricts in certain cases, approved March 31, 1849, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “enlarged,” in the second line of said subdivision as printed, the words “nor diminished;" so that when amended it will read:
“5. The boundaries of districts that may avail themselves of this act shall not be enlarged nor diminished, without the written approval of a majority of the enlarged district board."
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
( No. 26. ] AN ACT making an appropriation to pay the services and expenses of the Agent of this State for the encouragement of immigration. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Payment of
E.6. Thom of the State of Michigan, That the sum of nine hundred dollars is bereby appropriated out of any moneys in the treasury to the credit rationes of the general fund, not otherwise appropriated, for the payment Edward H. Thomson, the Agent of this state, heretofore appointed under the joint resolution to encourage immigration, approved February 1, 1849; which sum, when paid, shall be in full satisfaction for all services and expenses of such agent up to the time of the passage of this act.
See. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 18, 1850,
[ No. 27. ] AN ACT to vacate a township road in the township of Onondaga
in Ingham county. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That all that part of a township road in the township of Onondaga in the county of Ingham, running east and west across the south-west quarter of section twenty-eight in town oné north of range two west, be and is hereby taken up and vacated.
Seo. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 18, 1.850.
[ No. 28. ] AN ACT to enlarge the powers of the Trusteos of the Wesleyan
Sensinary at Albion. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the trustees of the Wesleyan Seminary at Albion, be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to establish at Albion, 26 a branch of said seminary, a Female College, with powers and privileges usually appertaining to such institutions, under the style and title of the Albion Female Col
legiate Institute. Proeident.
Sec. 2. That the principal of said seminary shall be president of said collegiate institate, and ex-officio a member of the board of trustces. The trustees shall have power to appoint such professors and teachers as may at any time be necessary for the instruction of
the pupils therein, and shall have full power to make such rules and their pow's regulations, not inconsistent with the laws of this State, as they and duties.
may deem expedient for the government and conduct of said collegiate institute, to prescribe such course of study and such mode of instruction therein as they may judge best; and, on the recommendation of the faculty, to confer on those pupils whom they shall judge worthy thereof, all such literary honors as are usually couferred by the best female colleges and seminaries of the highest rank: Proviled, however, That nothing contained in this act shall be 80 construed as to confer the power upon the trustees, oflicers or faculty of this collegiate institute to confer literary degrees upon males
educated at this institution, and that the course of study shall be at least equal in extent to the graduating course published in the catalogue of the Wesleyan Seminary at Albion for the years eighteen hundred and forty-eight and eighteen hundred and forty-nine.
Sec. 3. That the annual income of said institution may equal but Incoine. not exceed the sum of twenty thousand dollars.
Sec. 4. That no certificate of free tuition in said seminary shall Free tuition. entitle the holder thereof to free tuition in the said collegiate institute, unless it be so expressed on the face of the instrument.
Sec. 5. That all acts or parts of acts relating to the Wesleyan Acte repealSeminary at Albion, contravening the provisions of this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.
Sec. 6. A board of visitors, consisting of three persons, shall be Board of appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, whose duty it shall be once in each year to make a personal examination into the state of said seminary and Female Collegiate Institute in all its departments, and to report the result to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, suggesting such improvements as they may dcem important; which report he may in his discretion embody in his annual Teport.
Ser. 7. This corporation shall be subject to the provisions of chap. General ter fifty-five of the revised statutes, so far as the same shall be con
provisions sistent with the provisions of this act.
Sec. 8. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 18, 1850.
[ No. 29. ] AN ACT to incorporate the Young Ladies' Seminary of the city of
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That Charles Noble, Dan B. Miller, Wil. corpore lian H. Boyd, Robert McClelland, S. R. Arnold, George Landon, Wedworth W. Clark, David A. Noble, Thomas G. Cole, Norman R. Hascall, Ira Mayhew, Warner Wing, H. Morgan, H. H. Northrop, C. F. Lewis and Charles G. Johnson, together with such other per
sons as may become members of the incorporation hereby created
tioned in this act. Capital.
Sec. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of ten dollars each.
Sec. 3. The corporation hereby created shall be capable in law to May hold
purchase, take, receive, hold and enjoy any estate, real and personal, personal co
whatever, to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and to
Sec. 4. There shall be sixteen trustees of said corporation, who
and fifty, and until others are elected in their places. Meeting and
Sec. 6. There shall be, on the third Wednesday in August, eighteen
hundred and fifty, and on the third Wednesday in August in every trustees.
succeeding year, a general meeting of the members of said corporation
then next ensuing
choose from out of their number, a president, a treasurer and a sec-
sen in their stead; and in case any of the trustees shall resign, die, Vacancy: refuse or neglect to act, then, and in
the remaining trustees may, within thirty days thereafter, elect by ballot other members of said corporation in their stead, who shall hold their offces in the same manner as those first elected.
Sec. 7. Each member shall be entitled to one vote for each share Vore. of which he shall be the holder. And the said trustees shall receive subscriptions for shares in said corporation until the capital stock may be subscribed; and said shares be assignable and transferable according to such rules as the board of trustees shall from transferable. time to time make and establish, and shall be considered personal property.
Sec. 8. In case it should at any time happen that an election of Election of trustees should not be made on any day, when, pursuant to this act, it ought to have been made, the said corporation shall not for that cause be dissolved, but it shall and may be lawful on any
other day to hold an election for trustees in such manner as shall be provided by the laws and ordinances of said corporation. Sec. 9. The trustees may, by their by-laws, make all necessary
Special rules and regulations for calling special meetings, and changing the
meetingo. time of the annual meetings, and for all other purposes necessary to carry on the true intent and meaning of this act, and not inconsistent with the laws of this state; and a majority of the trustees shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Sec. 10. A board of visitors, consisting of twelve ladies, shall be Board of appointed annually by the trustees, whose duty it shall be to attend all examinations, and from time to time make a personal examination into the state of the seminary, in all its departments, and report the result to the trustees, suggesting such improvements as they may deem important. Sec. 11. It shall be the duty of the trustees to submit to the su
Report. perintendent of public instruction, an annual report, exhibiting the number of pupils in the seminary, and the condition thereof in all its departments, and he may, in his discretion, submit the same to the legislature in his annual report.
Sec. 12. The said corporation shall incur no debt whatever, ex. Shall incha cept such as may be necessary for the current expenses of each corrent year: Provided, Nothing herein contained shall prohibit said