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county commissioners, of their proper county, are authorized to fill such vacancies as often as the same may occur.

WM. SAWYER, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ELIJAH VANCE,

Speaker of the Senate. December 19, 1835.

AN ACT

An act to incorporate the Universal School of Massillon..

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That Alexander M'Cully, Benjamin Lemoin, Samuel Pease, Osee Welch, and John Everhard, with their associates and successors, shall be, and are hereby created a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the Universal School of Massillon; with perpetual succession, and by that name shall be capable in law and equity, to receive, purchase, possess and enjoy to them and their successors, any estate, real or personal, and the same to sell, dispose of, and convey; to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, to answer' and be answered, to defend and be defended in any court of competent jurisdiction; and also, to have and use a common seal, and the same to break, alter, change or renew at pleasure; and also, to make, ordain and execute such by-laws, ordinances, resolves and regulations, as they may deem necessary and convenient for the government of said corporation, not incompatible with the constitution and laws of the United States, and of this State.

Sec. 2. That any three of the above named persons shall have power to call a meeting, either annual or special, by giving ten days previous notice thereof, by advertisements set up at three of the most public places in the town of Massillon; that the annual meeting of the trustees shall be held on the first Monday of April, of each succeeding year, at which time they shall elect by ballot five trustees, one treasurer, and one secretary, who shall serve for term of one year, and until their successors be chosen; and in case an election should be neglected to be held on that day, the society, for that cause, shall not be dissolved, but it shall be lawful to hold an election at such other time as the by-laws shall direct.

Sec. 3. That the funds of said society shall not be applied or invested for any other than for literary and scientific purposes; the purchase of a lot and building for the use of the society, the purchase of books, maps, charts, newspapers, pamphlets, periodical publications, and the necessary expenses of the institution.

Sec. 4. That this act may be amended or altered by any future Legislature of this State, as they may judge proper.

WM. SAWYER, Speaker pro tem. of the House of Representatives.

ELIJAH VANCE,

Speaker of the Senate. December 30th, 1835.

To lay out and establish a State road in the counties of Mercer and Shelby. Sec. I.. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That John Simeson, and Jonas Richardson, of Mercer county; and William N. Flinn, of Shelby county, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners, to lay out and establish a State road, commencing at some suitable point at or near Nine Mile creek, in Shelby county, and running a north-westwardly direction to section 35, range 2, township 7, in Mercer county; and from thence in a weswardly direction, to intersect the Huntington road at the State line near Fort Recovery, in Mercer county.

Sec. 2. That in case either of the commisssioners die, refuse to serve, or remove out of the county, his place shall be supplied by the commissioners of the county where the vacancy shall happen, as often as it may occur.

Sec. 3. That the commissioners shall be govered in all respects by the law now in force defining the mode of laying out and establishing state roads, passed March 14th, 1831, and the expense of laying out and establishing said road shall be paid, as pointed out in said act.

WM. SAWYER,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ELIJAH VANCE,

Speaker of the Senate. December 30, 1835.

AN ACT

To repeal the first clause in the proviso of the seventh section of the act entitled “An act

to incorporate the Cleves Bridge and Cleves and Cincinnati Turnpike Company.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the first clause in the proviso of the seventh section of the act, entitled "An act to incorporate the Cleves Bridge and Cleves and Cincinnati Turnpike Company," passed January 26th, 1832, which grants to public mails the privilege of passing said bridge, free from toll, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

WM. SAWYER,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ELIJAH VANCE,
December 30, 1835.

Speaker of the Senate.

AN ACT

To incorporate the Associate Reformed Church of Piqua, in the county of Miami!

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That John Wiley, 'Samuel Townsley, and John Hamilton, and their asso

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ciates, together with such other persons as may hereafter be associated with them, be, and they are hereby created and declared a body corporate and politic, by the name of the Associate Reformed Church of Piqua: and as such shall remain and have perpetual succession; and by their corporate name may contract and be contracted with, sue and be suéd, in any court of competent jurisdiction, in all manner of actions, causes, and complaints whatsoever; and may have a common seal, which they may change, alter, or renew at pleasure.

Sec. 2. That the said corporation, by the name and style aforesaid, shall be capable in law of holding property, real, personal, or mixed, either by purchase, gift, grant, devise, or legacy, which may become the property of the said corporation: Provided, That the annual income of all such property shall not exceed the sum of two thousand dollars: And provided, also, That all such property shall be considered as held in trust, under the management, and at the disposal of said corporation, for the purpose of promoting the interests of said society or congregation; defraying the expenses incident to their mode of worship, and maintaining institutions of charity or education, that may be therewith connected: Provided, moreover, That when any money or other property shall be given, granted, bequeathed, or devised to said congregation, for any particular use or purpose, it shall be faithfully applied to such use or purpose; and that the property and other concerns of the corporation shall be under the management and control of trustees to be appointed agreeably to the directions of the congregation.

Sec. 3. That the second Wednesday of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, and on the second Wednesday in April, in each and every year thereafter, between the hours of twelve, M. and three, P. M. there shall be elected by said congregation, three trustees, and such other officers as the society may deem necessary; who shall hold their offices for one year, and until their successors shall be elected: Provided, That in case of any failure to elect officers as aforesaid, the trustees may call a meeting at such time and place as they may think proper, for the purpose of electing such officers.

Sec. 4. That the persons named in the first section of this act, be, and they are hereby appointed trustees until the first election, and until others are elected in their places.

Sec. 5. That the trustees, or any two of them, shall have power to call a meeting of the corporation, either for the election of officers, or for the transaction of other business of the society, by giving, or causing to be given to the society, immediately after public worship, ten days previous notice of said meeting, or by causing notifications thereof to be put up in three or more public places within the limits of said congregations, at least fifteen days before said meeting.

Sec. 6. That any meeting of the congregation, duly assembled, may adopt and establish such by-laws and ordinances, as may be deemed proper and necessary for the good government of said corporation: Provided, That such by-laws and ordinances shall be compatible with the constitutions and laws of the United States and of this state.

Sec. 7. That process against said corporation shall be by summons; which shall be served by leaving an attested copy with one or more

peal this act: real or persome to any other

of the trustees; and such service shall be deemed sufficient in law to bind said corporation.

Sec. 8. That any future Legislature shall have power to modify or repeal this act: Provided, That such modification or repeal shall not affect the title to any real or personal estate, acquired or conveyed, under its provisions, or divert the same to any other purpose than originally intended.

WM. SAWYER,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ELIJAH VANCE,

Speaker of the Senate. December 30, 1835.

AN ACT

To incorporate the Mechanic's Union of Springfield.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That Jacob W. Kills, John Hooper, Samson Hubbell, John M. Gallagher, of the county of Clark, and their associates, together with such other persons as may hereafter be associated with them, are hereby created a body politic and corporate, by the name of “The Mechanic's Union of Springfield,” with perpetual succession; and by their corporate name they are hereby empowered to make contracts, and may sue and be sued, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this State; they may have a common seal, which they may alter or destroy at pleasure; and they are also empowered to make such by-laws and regulations for their good government, as they may think fitting: Provided, The same be not incompatible with the Constitution or laws of the United States, or of this State.

Sec. 2. Said association may hold any personal or real estate, by purchase, gift, bequest or devise: Provided, The annual income of such real estate shall not exceed three thousand dollars: And provided, also, That the funds of said association shall be used for none other than literary, scientific, and benevolent purposes.

Sec. 3. Any future Legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act: Provided, That such alteration, amendment or repeal, shall not affect the title to any real or personal estate belonging to said association at the time thereof, nor to any transferred or conveyed by said association previous thereto.

WM. SAWYER,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ELIJAH VANCE,

Speaker of the Senate. December 30, 1835.

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AN ACT
To authorize the town council of the town of Urbana to borrow money.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the town council of the town of Urbana, be, and they are hereby authorized, to borrow for the use of said town, a sum of money not exceeding five thousand dollars, at a rate of interest not exceeding seven per centum, per annum, and pledge the revenue of said town for the redemption of the same.

WM. SAWYER, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ELIJAH VANCE,

Speaker of the Senate. December 30th, 1835.

AN ACT To incorporate the First Presbyterian Church in the town of Dover, in the county of Tus

carawas.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That Thomas Stevenson, John Emerson, Wright Warner, and Smith A. Towner, and their associates for the time being, be, and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic, by the name of “The First Presbyterian Church of Dover,” and as such shall remain and have perpetual succession.

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall be capable in law by the name aforesaid, of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded in any action or suit, in any court having competent jurisdiction; and they may have a common seal, which they may alter, change or renew at pleasure.

Sec. 3. That the said corporation, by the name and style aforesaid, shall be capable in law and equity of having, receiving, acquiring and holding either by gift, grant, devise or purchase, any estate, real, or personal or mixed, for the use of said corporation, and of transferring the same at pleasure: Provided, That the annual income of all such property shall not exceed two thousand dollars.

Sec. 4. That there shall be a meeting of the corporation on the second Monday in June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, and on that day, annually thereafter, at the usual place of holding public worship for said society, and such meeting shall have power to adjourn from time to time; at which meeting there shall be chosen by ballot, three trustees who, for the time being, shall have power to manage the concerns of said corporation; a majority of whom shall be a quorum to do business; and the said meeting may elect any other officers the corporation may think proper: Provided, That in case of failure to hold such meeting, the trustees shall have power to appoint such other day for an election as they may deem proper; and the said officers shall hold their offices until their successors are duly elected.

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