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1844 Local Acts-11-1
    SEC. 1. That James Patterson, George Casky and James Nibloch, and their successors in office, are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, and shall be known by the name and style of "The Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church of Decatur," and by said corporate name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court in this State; and by that name have perpetual succession, and be capable of purchasing, holding, bargaining and selling any property, either real or personal, for the use of said Church, both by legal and equitable title, not to exceed in value twenty thousand dollars.

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    SEC. 2. The said trustees and their successors shall be empowered to receive any subscription, gift, grant, donation, and bequest, which shall be applied solely to the use and benefit of such Church in the manner the trustees thereof shall deem most proper and expedient.

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    SEC. 3. It shall be lawful for the trustees of said Church to hold meetings at such place and at such times, and as often as it amy suit them, or as business may require it; sit on their own adjournments on the call of the proper officer, or any one of their body, and to elect and appoint such officers, and establish such rules and by-laws for their government as they, or a majority of them, may see fit: Provided, however, that such rules, or by-laws, shall not be incompatible with the constitution of this State or the United States.

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    SEC. 4. It shall be lawful for the members of the First Presbyterian Church of Decatur, to perpetuate the Board of Trustees hereby appointed, by annual appointment, or in any way they may deem proper; and also, to fill all vacancies which may in any way occur therein. They shall also keep a record of the proceedings, which shall be open to the inspection of all persons concerned.

1844 Local Acts-30-1
    SEC. 1. That Henry Rushaupt, Christian Stortting, Anton F. Vorght, and Coonrod Grien, and those who are or hereafter may become associated with them in a church or congregational capacity, with a view to religious and moral instruction, and their successors, be and they are hereby constituted and created a body politic and corporate, with power to make and use a common seal, hold by purchase or otherwise real estate, not exceeding in value twenty thousand dollars, and personal estate of the value of five thousand dollars, and no more.

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    SEC. 2. The said persons, above named, shall be the first board of trustees for the government of said corporation, and shall continues such until displaced by their successors; but all who may unite with them and be received by the individuals composing said corporation as members thereof, in all times, may, on the first Monday in May, in any

year choose and instal a new set of trustees, who shall thenceforth supersede their predecessors.

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    SEC. 3. The said corporation shall be known by the name of the "Union Evangelical Church or Lutheran and German Reform Church in Indianapolis;" and the object of its creation is the furtherance of moral, religious, and intellectual culture; and it shall have power to provide for and sustain the same, but not any other or further power whatever. Said corporation may employ for the purpose aforesaid, such Divines and Teachers for the instruction in religion, literature, and the arts as may seem to them good; but shall never engage in trade, merchandising, banking, or brokerage, or other commercial enterprise.

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    SEC. 4. That this act may at any time be amended or repealed at the pleasure of the legislature.

1844 Local Acts-31-1
    SECTION 1. That Albert Bartholomew, John L. Pifer, Edgar M. Burt, Allen Loyd, and William Woodworth, and their successors in office, are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, and shall be known by the name and style of "The Trustees of the first regular Baptist church of Lafayette;" and by said corporate name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any court of this State, and by that name have perpetual succession, and they shall in law, in said corporate name, be capable of purchasing and holding, bargaining and selling any property either real or personal, for the use of said church, whether by legal or equitable title, not to exceed in value twenty thousand dollars.

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    SEC. 2. They shall further be impowered to receive all and singular, any subscriptions, gifts, grants, donations and bequests, designed for the benefit of said church, which shall be held and solely applied to the use and benefit of said church, in the manner which said trustees shall deem most judicious and expedient.

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    SEC. 3. It shall be lawful for such trustees to hold meetings at such places and at such times, and as often at it may suit them, or as their business may require, to sit on adjournments, on the call of the proper officer, or one of their body; and to elect or appoint such officers and establish such rules or by-laws for their government as they, or a majority of them may see fit: Provided, however, that such rules or by-laws, shall not be incompatible with the constitution or laws of this State or of the United States.

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    SEC. 4. It shall be lawful for the members of said church to perpetuate this board of trustees, by annual appointment, or in any way

they may think proper, and also to fill vacancies which may in any way occur; and the trustees at any time chosen, shall hold their office for one year, and until their successors are chosen or appointed; they shall also keep a record of their proceedings, which shall be open to the inspection of all persons concerned.

1844 Local Acts-34-1
    SEC. 1. That Edward Frederick Sorin, Francis Lewis Coinlet, Theophilus Jerome Marivault, Francis Gouesse, and their associates and successors in office, be, and are hereby constituted and declared to be a body corporate and politic by the name and style of "The University of Notre Dame du Lac," and by that name they shall have perpetual succession, with full power and authority to confer and grant, or cause to be conferred and granted, such decrees and diplomas in the liberal arts and sciences, and in law and Medicine, as are usually conferred and granted in other universities in the United States: Provided, however, that no degrees shall be conferred or diplomas granted, except to students who have acquired the same proficiency in the liberal arts and sciences, and in law and medicine, as is customary in other universities in the United States; to elect a president and all such other officers, professors, instructors, and agents, as they may think necessary for the benefit of said university; to contract and be contracted with; to acquire, hold, enjoy, and transfer property, real or personal, in their corporate capacity; to make, have, and use a common seal, and the same to alter at pleasure; to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, in any court of law or equity; to receive and accept of any grant, gift, donation, bequest, or conveyance, by any person, company, or corporation, of any property, real or personal, and to hold, and enjoy, and dispose of the same, as may by them be deemed best for the interest of said institution; to make, ordain, establish, and execute such by-laws, rules, and ordinances, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States or of this State, as they shall deem necessary for the welfare of said university; and to do all other acts in pursuance thereof necessary for the promotion of the arts and sciences and the prosperity of said university: Provided, it shall not be lawful for said corporation to hold or be the owner of real estate, exclusive of improvements, exceeding in value thirty thousand dollars; and if by improvements, exceeding in value thirty thousand dollars; and if by donation, devise, or otherwise, it should become the legal or equitable owner of real estate of greater value, the same shall be sold by said corporation within two years after such title shall have accrued or become vested therein.

1844 Local Acts-34-2
    SEC. 2. The legislature reserves to itself the right to revise, amend, or repeal the provisions of this act of incorporation at any time after two years and a half shall have elapsed: Provided, that a repeal of said act shall not operate so as to divest the owners thereof of any property acquired under said act.

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    SEC. 3. This act is declared to be a public act, and the same shall be construed favorably for every beneficial purpose therein intended.
    This act to be in force from and after its publication in the South Bend Free Press at the expense of said corporation.

1844 Local Acts-134-1
    SECTION 1. That George H. Dunn, Abner T. Ellis, Joseph M. Moore, Zebina Gould, and James Morrison, be and they are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name of "The Trustees of the Ptotestant Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Indiana;" and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and may purchase and receive any property, real or personal, and have and hold the same, contract and be contracted with, and sue and be sued as natural persons: Provided, however, that the property of said corporation and the funds thereof shall never be applied to any other purpose than the support of a Bishop of said church within said diocese, and to aid itinerant and superannuated ministers of the said church, their widows and children.

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    SEC. 2. That said trustees shall hold their office until the next ensuing annual convention of the said "Protestant Episcopal Church of the diocese of Indiana," and until their successors in office shall be appointed and qualified, at which time, and at every annual convention thereafter, trustees shall be appointed, pursuant to such rules, by-laws, or canons of the said church as may be in force at the time of such appointment, which, however, shall not be repugnant to the constitution and laws of the state.

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    SEC. 3. The property or funds of the said corporation shall never be sold, alienated, or otherwise disposed of, unless for the purpose of re-investing the proceeds thereof, or appropriating the same as hereinbefore provided; which the said annual convention may authorize and require them, said trustees, to do, under such rules, limitations, and restrictions as the said convention may adopt: Provided, that the property held by said corporation shall never exceed, at any one time, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars.

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    SEC. 4. Any future legislature shall have power to repeal, alter, or amend this act, but such alteration, amendment, or repeal, shall in no case divest the property, money, or rights acquired under its provisions, nor divert them from the purposes herein expressed.

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    SEC. 5. This act shall be taken and construed liberally as a general act, and be in force from and after its passage.