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buch depositions shall be conformablo to the provisions of the act entitled “ An Act directing the mode of perpetuating testimony in this State,” passed January 22, 1825, except that the application for the commission or dedimus need not be supported by any oath or affidavit: Provided, That any person or persons, claiming property in any of the said lands, lots or real estate, may, upon complying with the requirements of the last mentioned act, proceed to take depositions in relation thereto. And all such depositions taken on either side as aforesaid, shall be filod in the office of the clerk of tho Circuit Court of St. Louis County, and the samo, or authentic copies thereof, shall be legal ovidence, and may be read in testimony in any suit in which they may be relevant, in any court in this State. Sec. 11. Be it further enacted, That the members of the

. Board and tho Treasurer and Secretary, shall, before entering upon the discharge of their duties, take an oath before some judge or justice of the peace well and faithfully to perform the same.

Sec. 12. Be it further enacted, That in all legal proceedings against the said corporation, it shall be a sufficient service of the writ, declaration, notice, or other process, to deliver copies of the same to the President, or to any two members of the Board.

SEC. 13. Be it further enacted, That this act shall be deemed and taken as a public statute, and may be read and used in all courts and places, as other public laws are, without proof. And all the statutes, ordinances, resolutions and other corporate acts of this corporation, may bo proven in all courts and places, either by a sworn copy thereof, or by a copy certified by the President and Secretary, and authenticated by the seal of the corporation. And the General Assembly reserves to itself the power, to alter or repeal this act, whenever it shall appear to have failed in accomplishing the great objects for which it is passed.

Sec. 14. Be it further enacted, That the act entitled “ An Act to incorporate a Board of Trustees for superintending Schools in the Town of St. Louis,” passed by tho Legislature of the Territory of Missouri, approved on the 30th January, 1817, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Approved February 13, 1833.

AN ACT Supplementary to "An Act to establish a corporation in the City of St.

Louis for the purpose of Public Education,” approved February 13, 1833. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri,

as follows: Section 1. From and after, the passage of this act, it shall be lawful for the Board of President and Directors of the St. Louis Public Schools to lend the money arising from the sale or leaso of the lands placed under their chargo by law for the purpose of education in that city, from time to time, not exceeding the term of one year, at an interest not exceeding ten per cent. per annum, an good security, either real or personal, or both, until it shall bocomo proper, in the opinion of the Board, to invost such money otherwise for the purposes of education in St. Louis.

Approved, January 27, 1835.

AN ACT To amend " An Act to establish a corporation in the City of St. Louis

for the purpose of Education,” approved February 13, 1833. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri,

as follows : SECTION 1. No member of the Board of Aldermen, or of the Board of Delegates, or any person holding office under the city of St. Louis, whether elected or appointed, shall be a member of the Board of School Directors of the city of St. Louis.

SEC. 2. No person shall be eligible as a Director in said Board who has not been a resident of the ward in which he is elected at least twelve months prior to his election; and, if any person who shall have been elected from ono ward shall move from said ward, he shall vacate his seat in said Board, and an election shall be ordered and held, as soon as may be, to fill said vacancy, and said Director shall moreover possess all the qualifications required in the act to which this is amendatory and supplementary

Sec. 3. No Director shall, directly or indirectly, borrow any money belonging to said corporation, either as principal or endorser.

Sec. 4. It shall be tho duty of the President and Directors of this corporation to carry out and enforce all the provisions and requirements of the eighth section of the act referred to in the second section of this act.

Sec. 5. If any Director or officer of this corporation shall violate any of the provisions of this act, and of the act to which this is amendatory and supplementary, approved February 13th, 1833, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor in office, and shall be punished for such misdemeanor as is provided for by law, and shall, moreover, be disqualified from holding a seat in said Board, or to act as one of its officers.

Sec. 6. No Director shall receive compensation for any services as Director.

Sec. 7. All acts or parts of acts conflicting, or in anywise interfering with this act, are hereby repealed.

This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 17, 1815.

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AN ACT To amend an act entitled “ An Act to establish a corporation in the City

of St. Louis for the purpose of Education," approved February 13,

1833. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri,

as follows: SECTION 1. That no person shall be eligible as a Director in the corporation established by said act who may be interested in any property held by lease from said corporation, or who is interested, directly or indirectly, in any title adverse to the title of said corporation to any property which is claimed by said corporation.

SEC. 2. No person who is, or may hereafter become, a Director, or who shall hold any other office in or under said corporation, shall purchase or lease from said corporation any property claimed by said corporation, nor shall any such person be interested, directed or indirectly, in any purchase or lease by any other person of any such property, and any sale or lease of any such property in which any such Director or other person is so interested shall be utterly null and void.

SEC. 3. This act shall not affect titles now held under said corporation; but the same, and all contracts of said corporation heretofore made, shall be valid and effectual.

This act to take effect from and after its passage.
Approved March 26, 1845.

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AN ACT

To authorize the levying and collecting of a Tax in the City of St. Louis

for the purpose of Education. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as

follows: SECTION 1. There shall be levied and collected, annually, upon all real and personal property within tho corporate limits of the city of St. Louis made taxable by law for State purposes, a tax not exceeding one-tenth of one per cent, which tax, when collected, shall be paid to the President and Directors of the StLouis Public Schools, and by them [to] be used and applied in the same manner, and for the same purposes, as other money belonging to the corporation of the President and Directors of the St. Louis Public Schools, and in strict accordance with the provisions of the act, or acts, of the Legislature of the Territory and State of Missouri in relation to said corporation.

SEC. 2. The collector of St. Louis county shall have authority, and it is hereby made his duty, to collect the tax in the first section of this act specified, and in the same manner, and under the same restrictions, penalties and responsibilities, and with the same power as is provided in the third article of an act ontitled An Act to provide for levying, assessing and collecting the revenue," approved March 27, 1845, and faithfully and punctually to pay over the same to the President and Directors of the St. Louis Public Schools.

SEC. 3. The collector of St. Louis county shall, before ho enters upon the duties imposed upon him by this act, enter into bond to the President and Directors of the St. Louis Public Schools, in such sum as they may require, with good and sufficient securities, to be approved by said President and Directors, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties as such collector of the tax in this act specified.

SEC. 4. The said collector shall take the assessment made by the assessor of St. Louis county, within the limits of the city of St. Louis, and from the said assessment is hereby authorized to make a tax list, in pursuance of, and for the purpose, in this act mentioned; and for his compensation for such collection shall receive the same per centum as is allowed him by law for the collection of the State und county revenue.

Sec. 5. On the first Monday of June, in the year eighteen hundred and forty-nine, this act shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the city of St. Louis for their approval or rejection; and if the majority of such qualified voters, voting upon the day aforesaid, shall vote in favor of this act, the same shall become and be a valid and binding law from and after said day. But if a majority of such qualified voters, voting on tho day aforesaid, shall not approve of this act, the same shall be null and void.

Sec. 6. No person shall be qualified to vote for or against this act but such persons as are twenty-one years of age, and residents of the city of St. Louis, and who, at the time of such voting, shall be owners of roal or personal property subject to taxation by the laws of the State for county and State purposes..

Sec. 7. The justices of the peace within the city of St. Louis, or a majority of them, shall have power to appoint two or more persons to open polls and superintend the voting on this act as aforesaid, in the several wards of the city of St. Louis, which voting shall be viva voce; and the said persons so appointed by the justices as aforesaid shall be the judges of tho qualifications of voters, and shall make returns of the result of said voting to the Clerk of tho County Court of the county of St. Louis, who shall certify said return, under the seal of said court, to the President and Directors of said St. Louis Public Schools, who shall transmit the same to the Secretary of State, who shall file the same in his offico, which shall be evidence of whether this law is in force or not.

SEC. 8. The polls for voting upon this act shall be opened in

Sec the respective wards of the city of St. Louis, at the places whero the city elections are usually held; and it shall be the duty of the Prosident and Directors of tho St. Louis Public Schools to publish this act in all the newspapers printed and published in the city of St. Louis, three weeks successively before the day of said voting; they shall also put up printed notices of the said voting in five prominent places in each ward of the said city, ten days before the said first Monday in June, 1819.

Approved February 13, 1819.

OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE OF MISSOURT. I, Ephraim B. Ewing, Secretary of State of the State of Missouri, certify, that in compliance with the seventh section of an act authorizing the levying and collecting of tax in the city of

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