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whatsoever ; and that they and their successors may have a common seal, and may change and alter the same at their pleasure ; and that they and their successors, by their said name, shal forever hereafter, be persons capable in the law, to purchase, take, hold, receive and enjoy to them and their successors, any real estate whatsoever, and all other hereditaments of whatsoever nature, kind or quality they be, in fee simple, for term of life or lives, or in any other manner howsoever ; and also any goods, chattles and personal estate whatsoever. Provided always, the yearly income of the said real and personal estate, and hereditaments, doth not at any time exceed the sum of twelve hundred pounds, current money of New-York. And that they and their successors, by the same name, shall have full power and authority to lease the said real estate and hereditaments, on such terms as they shall judge most beneficial; and also to dispose of all such personal estate at their will and pleasure, as they shall judge most beneficial and advantageous to promote the humane purposes of the said corporation.
And be it further enacted, That there shall be forever hereafter, thirteen trustees of the said corporation, who shall conduct and manage the affairs of the said corporation ; that the said trustees shall be contributors to the said dispensary, actually resident in the said city of NewYork, and the first trustees of the said corporation, shall be John Rodgers, John Henry Livingston, Abraham Beach, John Watts, Matthew Clarkson, Jacob Morton, Moses Rogers, John Charleton, Samuel Osgood, Lawrence Embree, John Cozine, John Broome and James Watson, who shall hold their said offices until the second Monday in January next ensuing: and for keeping up the succession in the said offices,
Be it further enacted, That on the said second Monday in January next ensuing, and yearly and every year forever thereafter, on the second Monday in January in every year, the members of the said corporation, shall meet at some convenient place in the city of NewYork, to be fixed by the bye-laws of the said corporation, and there, by the majority of such of them as shall so meet, shall, by ballot, elect thirteen of their members to be trustees of the said corporation for the year ensuing, who shall immediately enter upon the said offices, and hold the same from the time of such election, for and during the space of one year, and until others shall be elected in their stead ; and in case any of the said persons elected to be trustees of the said corporation, or who shall hereafter be elected thereto, shall die or remove out of the city of New-York, before the time of their appointed service shall expire, or shall refuse or neglect to act in, and execute the said office; then, and in every such case, the remaining trustees of the said corporation shall, within thirty days thereafter, by ballot, elect another or others of the members of the said corporation, in the stead of him or them so dying or removing, refusing or neglecting to act; and that such person or persons as shall have the greatest number of votes at very such election, shall hold their said offices from the time of such election, until the second Monday in January then next ensuing, and until other or others shall be chosen in his or their stead.
And be it further enacted, That the trustees of the said Corporation shall regularly meet on the third Monday in every month, and at such
other times as they may judge expedient; and that
any seven or more of the said trustees, being so convened together, shall, forever here. after, be a legal meeting of the said corpora. tion; and that, at any and every such legal meeting of any seven or more of the trustees of the said corporation, it shall be lawful for them, or a majority of them, to make such byelaws, rules and regulations, for the management and disposal of the property and estate of the said corporation, and the government of the said Dispensary, and the same or any part of them, to alter, amend or repeal from time to time, as they, or a major part of them so met, shall think proper: Provided, such bye-laws, rules and regulations, be not repugnant to the constitution and laws of the United States, or of this state ; and that at any such legal meeting of any seven or more of the said trustees of the said corporation, it shall and may be lawful for them, .or the majority of them, so met as aforesaid, to nominate and appoint one of the said trustees of the said corporation to be their President, and one other to be treasurer, and any other competent person to be Sea cretary of the said Corporation, and also to appoint so many Physicians, Surgeons, Apothes caries, Officers and Servants, and with such compensations as to them shall seem meet ; and, whenever they shall think proper, to discharge them or any of them, and to appoint other or others, in their stead.
And be it further enacted, That any male adult person, who shall contribute for the bene. fit of this Corporation, the sum of five dollars, shall, by virtue of such contribution, become a member thereof, and continue so to be, for the space of one year, from and after the time of his making such contribution ; and any like person who shall contribute ten dollars for the like purpose
shall be a member thereof two years : and any like person who shall contribute any greater number of sums, of five dollars each, not exceeding nine, shall be a member of the said Corporation, such number of years, not exe ceeding nine, as shall be equal to the number of sums of five dollars each, so by him contri. buted ; and any like person, who shall contri. bute fifty dollars for the like purpose, shall be a