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AN ACT to incorporate the Trustees of the
Platteville Academy.

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

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§ 1. That there be established in the town of Platteville in Academy, Grant county a seminary of learning by the name and style of the Platteville Academy, and that David Kendall, Joseph J. Bayse, Who are trusJohn Bevans, James Durley, Henry Snouden, William Davidson, Charles Dunn, William J. Madden, and Benjamin Kilburn, and their successors in office, are hereby created a body politic and corporate by the name and style of the trustees of the Platteville Academy, by which name they and and their successors shall forever be known and have perpetual succession and shall have pow

er to contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, plead and May contract. be impleaded, defend and be defended in all courts and places, in all actions, suits, complaints, and causes whatever, and have a Common seal. common seal and alter the same at pleasure, and they shall have power under said corporate name to acquire, to purchase, receive, possess, hold, and enjoy in deed and in law, to themselves and their successors property, real, personal, and mixed, and the same to sell and convey, rent, or otherwise lawfully dispose of at pleasure, for purposes of education, provided that the real estate owned by said company shall not exceed twenty thousand dollars.

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§ 2. The stock of said corporation shall consist of whole shares Stock consist of forty dollars each, and of half shares of fifteen dollars and under Half shares. forty dollars each, which shall be deemed personal property and be transferable on the books of said corporation in such manner as transferable. may be directed by the trustees of said institution; Provided, that no

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stockholder shall transfer his stock in said institution, only in the event of his removal beyond the now boundary line of the Territory of Wisconsin, when he may transfer his right in the institution to any person he may name, whose name shall be entered on Successor may the books of the corporation as such stockholder's successor; and if any deceased stockholder shall previous to his death, have named a successor, and shall have had the name of such person entered on the books of the corporation previous to the death of said stockholder, then the said person so named shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of an original stockholder. And if after the death or removal as above of any stockholder, no heir of said stockholder be found resident within this Territory, who from within one year from and after the decease of said stockholder, will come forward and claim before the board of trustees his right to be a stockholder in said institution, then and in that event, and in all cases of death or removal, if there be no heir who shall claim as above nor a successor named to the said stockholder thus deceased or removed, the remaining stockholders belonging to the institu May elect a successor to tion, shall have power at any regular meeting of the same to elect deceased stock a person to succeed to the privileges and rights of said person so deceased or removed.


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§3. The corporate concerns of said academy shall be managed by nine trustees, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, three of whom shall be elected on the first Monday in May in each year by the stockholders of Term of office, said academy, and shall hold their office for the term of three years, and until their successors are elected; the election of trustees shall be by ballot, and each stockholder shall be entitled to one vote for for every half share by him owned to the amount of one share, and no stockholder shall be entitled to more than two votes in any Vote by proxy event; any person may vote in person or by proxy. The said trustees shall elect one of their number to be president, and shall have power to fill vacancies in their own body. If any election shall not be made on the day fixed upon by this act, such election may Notice of elec. be held on any other day; Provided, a notice of the time and place of holding such election signed by at least two of the stockholders, shall be first published for two successessive weeks in some newspaper printed in the county of Grant, or if there be no paper pub


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lished in said county, the notice of such election shall be published in the nearest newspaper printed in an adjoining county. The three When trustees trustees whose names first occur in the first section of this act, shall go out of office on the first Monday of May, 1842, the three next named in said section in one year thereafter, and the remaining three on the first Monday of May, A. D. 1844.

§4. The trustees of said academy shall have power, 1st. To elect their President annually.

2nd. Upon the happening of any vacancy in the said office of president and trustees, to elect others in their places by a majority of the trustees present at any regular meeting.

President how elected.

3rd. To take and hold by gift, grant, or devise, any real or To hold real personal property, and to sell, morgtage, let or otherwise dispose estate.

of the same in such manner as they shall deem most conducive to

the interests of said academy.

4th. To direct and prescribe the course of study and discipline

to be observed in said academy.

5th. To appoint a treasurer, clerk, and such other officers as Other officers they shall deem expedient, who shall hold their offices during the how appointed. pleasure of the trustees.


6th. To prescribe the duties and fix the salaries of all the offi- Duties and sacers of said corporation except their own, and to remove or suspend them from office for incapacity, immoral conduct, or misbehavior in office, and to appoint others in place of such person or Adilute persons so removed or suspended.

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7th. to make all ordinances and bye-laws necessary and pro- Bye-laws. per to carry into effect the preceding powers, not inconsistent with the constitution of the United States and the laws of this Ter


§ 5. No religious test or qualification shall be required from a trustee, teacher, or any other officer of said corporation as a con dition for admission to any privilege in the same. it bond'

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§16. Any future Legislature of the Territory or State of Wis-I consin shall have power to alter or amend this act,

APPROVED, January 21, 1842. 20,

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AN ACT to authorize Asa Clark to build and maintain a dam at the outlet of Pewaukee lake.

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

§ 1. That Asa Clark be and hereby is authorized and empowered to build and maintain a dam across the outlet of Pewaukee or Snail lake, on the southwest quarter of section nine, in township seven north, of range nineteen east, of the fourth principal meridian, sufficient to raise the waters of said lake two feet above their present level, and to make use of the waters of said lake for hydraulic purposes: Provided, however, that such dam shall be so built and the waters of said lake shall be so raised thereby as to cause no unnecessary damage to the owners of mills or mill sites below on said outlet, or on the Fox or Pishtaka river, by the interruption of the regular and constant flow of the waters of said Not to effect lake: And provided further, that this act shall not be so construed or understood as in way to effect the decree of the court of chancery for the county of Milwaukee, concerning said dam, made in the case of William Payne and others against Asa Clark: And Obstructing provided further, that if any person or persons shall by means of said dam wilfully obstruct or prevent the regular and constant flow of water from said Pewaukee lake, he or they shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof before' any court of competent jurisdiction, shall be fined not exceeding fifty dollars, and imprisoned not exceeding three months, in the discretion of the court before which the person or persons so offending may be tried.

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§2. That the general law, approved January 13th, 1840, re lating to mills and mill dams, shall be and hereby is declared to be applicable to any dam which may be constructed by virtue of Overflow or in- this act; and that all owners of lands which shall be overflowed jury-Liable. or injured by reason of such dam, as well as owners of lands, mill sites and water powers, situated below such dam, on said outlet of Pewaukee lake, or on the Pishtaka or Fox river, which

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