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five thousand dollars, fand provided also, that nothing herein contained shall authorize the corporation hereby created to purchase, sell, or deal in any property, except for purposes necessarily connected with said college; to have and use a common seal; to make and alter from time to time such bye. laws and regulations as they may deem necessary and proper for the government of said institution, its officers, and servants: Provided, such rules, bye-laws, or regulations, are not inconsistent with the laws of the United States or of Wisa

consin. Powers of

Sec. 2. That the trustees of said college, and their successors in office, forever hereafter shall have power and authority to direct and prescribe the course of study and discipline in said college ; also 10 select and appoint a president, and such professors and tutors to assist the president in the government and education of the students belonging to such college, and such other officers as the said trustees shall deem proper, all of whom shall hold their said offices during the pleasure of said trustees.

Sec. 3. That said trustees and their successors shall have Same subject.

power and authority to grant such literary honors and degrees as are usually granted by universities, colleges, or seminaries of learning in the United States; and in testimony of such grants, to give suitable diplomas, under their seals, which diplomas shall entitle the possessors respectively to the immunities and privileges which by usage or statute are allowed to the possessors of similar diplomas granted by universities,

colleges, or seminaries of learning. Trustees how

Sec. 4. Thạt said trustees shall have power to elect or elected.

appoint their successors in office, to the number of not less than five, nor more than seven; a majority of whom shall be

a quorum for the transaction of business. Donations for

Sec. 5, That all gifts or grants to said trustees in that what purpose capacity shall be held by them for the exclusive benefit of held.

said college, and be disposed of in that manner, and no other: Provided, that no property or funds, given for a specific purpose, shall be appropriated in behalf of any object or objects other than those intended by the donor.

Sec. 6: That any two of said trustees may call a meeting Meetings how of said board by giving at least ten days notice in writing to

called. each of said trustees,

Sec. 7. This act may at any time be altered amended, or repealed by the legislature of Wisconsin.

WILLIAM SHEW,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
MASON C. DARLING,

President of the Council.
APPROVED, February 4, 1847.

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

To incorporate the First Baptist Society of the

town of Prairie ville.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin :

SECTION 1. That Nathaniel Walton, Leland Crocker, Name and Norman Clinton, David W. Reed, and Charles Burchard, style of the trustees, and their associates, together with such persons as may hereafter be appointed with them, be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, with perpetual succession, by the name of “The First Baptist Society in the town of Prairieville,” and by that name shall be competent

General

Powers. to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued, to answer and be answered unto, in all courts of law and equity; [to] acquire, hold, possess, and enjoy, and to sell, convey, and dispose of property, both real and personal: Pro- Proviso. vided, the annual income of such property shall not exceed one thousand dollars; and provided also, that nothing herein contained shall authorize the corporation hereby created to

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purchase, sell, or deal in any property, except for purposes
connected with their house of public worship and the grounds
attached thereto, in said town of Prairieville, and the com-
pleting, repairing, or re-building the same, and the necessary
fixtures thereto, together with a parsonage, and such matters

and things as are connected therewith. Meeting how

Sec. 2. That any three of the above named trustees, or called. their successors in office, shall have power to call a meeting

of said society, by giving at least ten days notice thereof, by
posting up notices of the time and place of such meeting in

three public places in said town of Prairieville. Further

Sec. 3. That said society shall have power to form a conpowers of

stitution and enact bye-laws for its government; to prescribe corporation.

the number and title of its officers, except trustees, and to
define their powers and duties; and such other things as may
be necessary for governing and promoting the interests of
said society, not inconsistent with the laws of the United

States or of this territory.
Record of

Sec. 4. Said society shall keep a full and complete record proceedings of all ordinances, bye-laws, rules, and regulations made by to be kept.

them, and of all notices, elections, and the names of all such
persons as shall become or be elected officers of said society,
and of all monies received, paid out, or expended by them,

or any of them, in and about the affairs of said society ;
• which said records shall always be open for inspection and

examination of the members of said society, and shall be re-
ceived in all courts as competent evidence of the facts therein
stated.

Sec. 5. All the officers of said society shall hold their re-
spective offices for one year, and until others are chosen or
elected in their stead.

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its pas-
sage, and may be altered, amended, or repealed at any time
by the legislature of Wisconsin.

WILLIAM SHEW,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,

MASON C. DARLING,

President of the Council
PPROVED, February 4, 1847.

HENRY DODGE.

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AN ACT

*To provide for the organization of the county of

La Fayette, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:

Section 1. That all that portion or district of country now Boundaries of cmbraced in and forming a part of Iowa county, designated Fayette.

county of La as follows, viz: towns one, two, and three, north of ranges one, two, three, four, and five, east, and the south half of town four, north of ranges one, two, three, four, and five, east, is hereby set off into a separate county, by the name and style of La Fayette county; and from and after the first day of May next said county shall be fully organized for all When or

ganized. judicial and county purposes, and shall have and enjoy all the rights, privileges, immunities, and powers of the other counties within this territory. Sec. 2. •All suits and causes pending and undetermined Suits pending

how removed. in the county of Iowa, upon appeal or otherwise, on the first day of May next, in which the defendant or defendants, or either of them, his, her, or their agent or attorney, shall make an affidavit setting forth that said defendant, or where there are several defendants, that all of said defendants who are residents of this territory, are residents of the county of La Fayette, and shall file such affidavit in the office of the clerk of the district court of Iowa county, shall be transferred to the district court of La Fayette county: and it shall be the duty of the clerk of the district court of Iowa county, Duty of clerk within twenty days after the filing in his office of the affida- of dist. court

of Iowa co. vit hereinbefore specified, to transmit to the clerk of the district court of the county of La Fayette all writs, process, recognizances, pleadings, returns, and other proceedings in said suits and causes remaining in his office, together with a certified transcript of the record in each of said suits and

causes in the district court of Iowa county. The clerk of the Duty of clerk district court of said county of La Fayette shall enter said of La Fayette suits and causes upon the docket of causes in the same mancounty.

ner as the same would have stood if originally commenced in said court; and said district court shall proceed to find judgment and execution in such suits and causes in the same

manner as if they had originated in said court. Same subject.

Se:. 3. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the district court of the county of La Fayette, whenever execution or other final process shall issue in any of such suits and causes, to endorse upon the back of said execution or other final process, the amount of costs that accrued in the district court for the county of Iowa, as taxed, together with the fees of the clerk of the district court for the county of Iowa for transcripts of said record, and to include the same in the amount of costs to be collected on such execution or process; and it shall be the duty of the sheriff, or other officer of the county of La Fayette, upon the receipt of any of said costs, to pay the same to the clerk of the district court of the county of Iowa, who shall distribute the same to such person or persons

as may be entitled thereto. Certain per

Sec. 4. That for the purpose of carrying out the provisons now in sions of this act, the officers elected for the county of Iowa, office to hold out their residing in the county of La Fayette at the time of the pas:

sage of this act, shall be and remain officers of the county of La Fayette, with the power and jurisdiction which of right appertains to officers of other counties of this territory, for

the term for which they were respectively elected ; and to fill Special elec. all such offices as the county of La Fayette, by virtue of its tion when held. organization, shall be entitled to, the legal voters thereof

shall hold a special election on the first Tuesday of April next, at the usual place of holding elections in the respective precincts of said county of La Fayetle, and then and there elect all necessary officers to fill all such vacancies, whose term of service shall commence on the first day of May next,

and continue until the time now provided by law for the elecElection how

tion of their successors. The said election shall be conducted conducied. in all respects in the manner now. provided by the law regu.

lating general elections, and the votes cast at the same shall

terms.

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