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CHAPTER XXI.

An Act to amend an act, entitled "an act to establish a Criminal Court in the

county of Davidson,” passed, January 27th, 1842.

stead of 4 terms

hold Court.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Hold 3 in- State of Tennessee, The Criminal Court of Davidson

county

, shall bereafter hold three instead of four terms in the year, namely, on the first Mondays in January, May and September, and shall continue its sessions so long as there may remain business on its docket undisposed of.

Sec. 2. The Judge of said Court may either in vaSpecial terms. cation or in term time, appoint special terms thereof, and

continue such terms from day to day, or from term to term, as circumstances, in his judgment may require. And he may appoint Jurors to attend such special terms, and all process that may be requisite for the dispatch of the business of the Court, shall be made returnable to said terms.

Sec. 3. The Judge of said Court may hold the CirJudge may cuit Court of said county, in case of the incompetency, Circuit absence, or illness of the Circuit Judge, and may con

tinue any term of the Circuit Court, when the Circuit Judge is compelled to open another Court in his circuit, until the business on the docket shall be completed, and may hold any special term of said Court which the Circuit Judge may appoint.

Sec. Xi The said Judge may grant injunctions and May grant attachments in Chancery, and make any interlocutory injunctions.

orders therein, which the Circuit Judges are authorized to make.

Sec. 5. The Judge of said court, hereafter to be Salary same as elected, shall have the same salary as the Circuit Judges Circuit Judges. of the State, to be paid in the same way, and shall not

practice law in the State courts.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That the Judge of the May exchange court herein

mentioned, shall have power to hold any of Circuit the Circuit Courts of this State by arrangement with Judges.

any of said Circuit Judges, and that any Circuit Judge
of this State shall have power to hold the Court herein
provided for, by arrangement with the Judge thereof.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed, December 21st, 1847.

with

CHAPTER XXII.

An Act to amend an act entitled “an acț to incorporate the Westbrook Aca

demy of Obion county,” passed February 20, 1846.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Obion AcadState of Tennessee, That so much of the act, entitled "an emy repealed. act to distribute the academy monies, and for other purposes," passed February 2d, 1846, as incorporates the Obion Academy, be, and the same is hereby repealed; and all property, both real and personal, belonging to said Obion Academy,, is hereby vested in the Westbrook Academy, in as full and ample a manner, as the same was or is in the said Obion Academy; and the said Westbrook Academy shall succeed to all the rights and privileges of said Obion Academy.

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That the present and former Trustees of the Obion Academy, shall account to and settle with the Trustees of the Westbrook Academy, and pay and deliver over to them all monies, and other property and effects whatsoever, in their hands, belonging to said Obion Academy.

Sec. 3. Be it enacted, That the Trustees of the West- May sue and brook Academy may, in the corporate name of said be sued. Academy, commence and prosecute any suit or suits, in law or equity, which may be necessary to recover any monies, or other property, which, by virtue of this act, or otherwise, belongs to said Westbrook Academy.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed, December 17, 1847.

CHAPTER XXIII.

An Act to incorporate the Trustees of the Pulaski Female Academy.

Incorporation.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That there be established at or near Pulaski, in the county of Giles, in said state, an Institution of learning, having a corporate existence, under the name and style of the Trustees of the Pulaski Female Academy

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That the said Institution shall be governed by seven trustees, who, and their succes

Board.

Trustees ap- sors, shall constitute a body politic and corporate, a mapointed.

jority of whom shall make a quorum for the transaction of business. The first board shall consist of Thomas Martiä, Andrew M. Ballentine, Doctor Benjamin Carter, Carson P. Reed, Charles C. Abernathy, Jacob Voorhies, and James Patterson. All vacancies that may occur in their body, shall be filled by the board, and entered upon the minutes. They may elect from their own body, a President, Secretary and Treasurer.

SEC, 3. Be it enacted, That said board shall have Powers of power to employ all necessary teachers and lecturers

fix the rate of tuition-prescribe the course of study, make all necessary rules and regulations-hold real and personal estate by purchase, gift, or devise, and sell or exchange the same, as the interest of the Institution may require--to sue and be sued, and have a common sealto confer, if they think proper, in conjuction with the teachers, such literary degrees and diplomas, as are usual in Female Academies, and have and enjoy alother powers and privileges that are incident to corporations of this description, inclusive of the power to make all necessary by-laws and regulations relative to said Academy, not being inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the State of Tennessee, or of the United States.

SEC. 4. Be it enacted, That said board shall have power to receive subscriptions of stock in said institution, in such sums, and upon such terms as they shall, in their by-laws, designate and prescribe; and the property and assets of the institution shall be governed by the board, under such by-laws and regulations, as they may from time to time establish.

SEC. 5. Be it enacted, That in the conveyance of real estate, or the transfer of claims, or other assets, the name of the President of the Board, shall be sufficient, by order of said Board, in each case.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed, November 11, 1847.

CHAPTER XXIV.

An Act to provide for the payment of certain State bonds.

Bank to pay

of

State.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the Bank of Tennessee proceed bonds. to liquidate, at as early a day as practicable, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars of the bonds of the State, executed for stock in the Union Bank of Tennessee, falling due on the first day of January, 1848, and held by the General Government in trust for the benefit of the Chickasaw Indians, out of such funds, belonging to the State of Tennessee, now in possession of the Bank, as may be deemed most advisable for the purpose; and in order that the capital of the Bank may not be reduced hereby, the Bank shall draw upon the To draw on Treasury of the State for the above sum of one hundred Treasurer and twenty-five thousand dollars, in four semi-annual instalments, together with the interest accruing thereon; and the Treasurer shall pay to the Bank the above mentioned instalments, at the times above specified, out of any monies in the Treasury, including also any monies now in the Treasury, under the act of 1846,chapter 154, entitled "an act to provide a sinking fund for the gradual extinguishment of the public debt.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the President of Treasurer to the Bank shall be authorized to draw upon the Treas- pay exchanges urer of the State for all exchanges, and interest or discount that the Bank may be compelled to pay, or be entitled to receive in the liquidation of said sum of one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, as provided by the first section of this act.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed December 4, 1847.

CHAPTER XXV,

An Act to incorporate the Trustees of Clinton Seminary in the county of An

derson.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That Johu Jarnagin, W. W. Walk- Incorporation. er, R. E. Cummings, William Neil, R. Miller, John McAdoo, and William C. Griffith, and their successors

Powers.

in office, be, and the same are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the Trustees of Clinton Seminary, in Clinton, Anderson county, Tennessee, and shall be able in law to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended in all courts and places whatsoever, and may have a common seal, and may change and alter the same at their pleasure, and also shall be able in law to take by purchase, gift, grant, deviso or in any other manner, and to hold any real and personal estate whatsoever, provided always, that the clear yearly value of the real estate, so to be acquired, shall not exceed the sum of five thousand dollars, and provided also, the principal and interest of which fund shall be used and applied to the promotion of education, and to no other purpose whatever; and also that they, the said Trustees, and their successors as aforesaid, shall have power to collect and receive all funds that have been, in any way contributed or pledged with reference to the establishment, maintainance, and support of said Seminary, or for any of its purposes, and to apply the same, and to give, grant, bargain, sell, convey or otherwise dispose of all, or any part of the said real and personal estate, as to them shall seem be'st, for the interest of the Seminary; provided, that no portion of them be expended, vested or used in any manner, other than in strict accordance with the will of the donor, pursuant to the provisions of this charter, and provided; said donation shall not be contrary to the laws of the land.

SEC. 2. Be it enacted, That the said Trustees, whose Trustee's

numbers shall never be increased, and their successors powers. in office, shall forever hereafter have full power and au

thority to direct and manage the funds for the benefit of the Institution, to prescribe and direct the course of study, and the discipline to be observed in the said Seminary, to elect six persons to be called the board of visitors of the said Seminary, and who may have a joint vote with themselves in determining the course of study, and the discipline to be observed; and said Trustees shall also have power to select and appoint a principal and such teacher or teachers and such other officers as the said Trustees shall deem meet, all of whom shall hold their offices during the pleasure of the Trustees.

Sec. 3. Be it enacted, That a majority of the whole number of the Board lawfully convened, as hereinafter directed, shall be required for the transaction of any and all business.

SEC. 4. Be it enacted, That the Principal of the Seminary shall always be ex officio a member of the Board

Quorum.

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